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Lot #    20401
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 12:14:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sefer Hatehazuka
Title (Hebrew)    ספר התחזוקה של אגודת הרבנים דארצות הברית וקנדה
Author    [Community - Only Ed.]
City    New York
Publication Date    1947
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 9 pp., 178:215 mm., light age staining.
Paragraph 1    The constitution of Agduat HaRabanim of the United States and Canada, updated in 1947. This copy has inked in corrections on a typed manuscript and includes the goals of the organization, the obligations and benefits of membership, the duties of the president and other members of the executive committee, etc.
   UNION OF ORTHODOX RABBIS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (Agudath Harabbonim), the oldest organization of Orthodox rabbis in the U.S. The members of Agudath Harabbonim, which was founded in 1902, were instrumental in establishing most early day schools in the U.S. In 1914 the organization set up the Central Relief Committee and in 1915 Ezras Torah. The former was absorbed by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee while the latter still cares for needy talmidei Hakhamim and their families throughout the world. During World War II, Agudath Harabbonim founded the Va'ad Hazzalah, which rescued leading Orthodox personalities. It engages in legislative lobbying on laws of special interest to its members. Organization membership is open only to rabbis whose formal qualifications are beyond those available to most rabbinical graduates of the majority of American yeshivot. Agudath Harabbonim, with about 600 members in 1968, has retained its flavor as a group of predominantly older European trained rabbis. Those who are not retired serve primarily as supervisors of kashrut and/or rabbis of small Orthodox congregations. It tends to be militantly Orthodox in its public policies and opposes formal cooperation between Orthodox and non-Orthodox rabbis. Its five-member presidium in 1968 included Rabbis Eliezer Silver, Moshe Feinstein, Jacob Kamenetzky, David Lifshitz, and Pinchas Teitz. Its director from 1949 was Rabbi Meyer Cohen (d. 1978).
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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