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Lot #    26393
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 12:14:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ozar Zikhronotai
Title (Hebrew)    אוצר זכרונותי
Author    [Only Ed.] Judah David Eisenstein
City    New York
Publication Date    1929
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 384 pp., 273:198 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, rubbed.
   Autobiography by Judah David Eisenstein (1854–1956), U.S. encyclopedist, anthologist, and author. Eisenstein was born in Mezhirech, Poland, and in 1872 emigrated to the United States, where he became a successful coat manufacturer. He was a founder of the first Hebrew society in the United States, Shoharei Sefat Ever (1880), and one of its first Hebrew writers. Although he also undertook translations, e.g., in 1891 publishing the text of the American constitution in Hebrew and Yiddish, his fame rests on his anthologies, for which he earned the epithet "master of treasuries" (as all his anthologies bore the title Ozar, "treasury"). He published a Jewish encyclopedia in ten volumes with the assistance of experts from various countries, Ozar Yisrael (1907–13). His other anthologies include: Ozar Midrashim (2 vols., 1915); Ozar Dinim u-Minhagim (1917, "Laws and Customs"); Ozar Derushim Nivharim (1918, "Selected Homilies"); Ozar Derashot (1919, "Sermons"); Ozar Perushim ve-Ziyyurim al Haggadah shel Pesah (.1920), on the Haggadah; Ozar Massa'ot (1926), anthology of Jewish travel literature; Ozar Ma'amrei Tanakh (1925), a biblical concordance; Ozar Ma'amrei Hazal (1922), rabbinic aphorisms; Ozar Vikkuhim (1928), disputations; Ozar Musar u-Middot (1941), on ethics and morals. ,p> Eisenstein was the author of Ma'amrei Bikkoret (1897), a criticism of Rodkinson's translation of the Talmud; History of the First Russian American Jewish Congregation (1901); Development of the Jewish Casuistic Literature in America (1904); and other works. Eisenstein's Commentary on the Torah, edited by B. D. Perlow and I. Eisenstein, was published posthumously (1960). His autobiography and memoirs, Ozar Zikhronotai (1929), includes a bibliography of his articles.

Added t.p.: Ozar Zikhronothai. Autobiography and memoirs. A diary of important Jewish events since my arrival in New York in 1872 with a view backward to the first Jewish settlement in 1654 with illustrations and index ... by Judah David Eisenstein.

Paragraph 2    קורות תולדותי ומקרי יום ביומו <יומן>. זכרונות מדברי הימים לבני ישראל באמריקא מעת בואי לנויארק בשנת 1872 והשקפה לאחור מהישוב הראשון של היהודים באמריקא בשנת 1654 והלאה עם תמונות ומפתח ... חבר על ידי יהודה דוד אייזנשטיין. יוצא לאור ע"י המחבר ... חלק א-ב.
   CD-EPI 0109425
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20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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