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Lot #    22335
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 12:05:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Milhamah be-Shalom
Title (Hebrew)    מלחמה בשלום
Author    [Only Ed. - Polemic] R. Abraham Loeb Benjaminson
City    New York
Publisher    A. H. Rosenberg
Publication Date    1898
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 92 pp., 205:136 mm., light age staining, nice margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   A rare copy of the polemic in dialogue from between a Jew and a gentile by R. Abraham Loeb Benjaminson. The full title is Milhamah be-Shalom, that is,War in peace. A religions dispute between two friends. The title page informs that R. Benjaminson was also the author of Emek Yehoshpat and Hamisbonain. Milhamah be-Shalom has approbations from R. Jacob Yazof and R. Hillel Klein known as Dr. Klein, both of New York. They are followed by a brief statement of thanksgiving from R. Benjaminson to his brother Joseph, known as חאראש for his support in publishing the work. The introduction follows, in which R. Benjaminson discusses the different nature of his works, hiddusehi halalhot and piskei dinnim, explaining addagot of the sages. This work follows in the footsteps of the Ramban, R. Jehiel of Paris in his dispute with the apostate before the king of France, R. Isaac ben Abraham in Hizzuk Emunah, and others. He outlines his reasons for writing the work, that is, his predecessors defended Judaism against its detractors by showing the fallacy of their accusations. In contrast, he makes clear the fallacy of their positions. The text follows in a single column in square letters.
          
Paragraph 2    ויכוח בין שני אוהבים יהודי ונוצרי בעניני הדת, מאת אברהם ליב בנימינזאהן ...

עם מכתבי תעודה [הסכמות] מאת ר' יעקב יאזעף, נויארק, ו לך תרנ"ח; ר' הילל כ"ץ המכונה ד"ר קליין, נויארק, ערב ראש חודש כסלו תרנ"ח.

          
Reference
Description
   BE mem 1957; CD-EPI 0113450; Singerman 5131; Deinard 487; www.kevarim.com
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica