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Lot #    29296
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 1:06:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Return, O Israel.
Title (Hebrew)    שובה ישראל
Author    [Only Ed. - Polemic] R. Ahron Jeruchem
City    New York
Publisher    Sinai
Publication Date    1947
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 32 pp., 231:149 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper wrappers, chipped.
   A Yiddish polemical essay on the role of the Jewish people following the Holocaust. There are title pages in both English and Hebrew.

R. Ahron Jeruchem was born in Limanowa, Poland in 1904, the son of R. Hayyim Yitzhak Jeruchem who had served as the Av Bet Din of Altstadt, and was the author of responsa entitled Birkat Yitzhak. R. Hayyim Yitzhak Jeruchem also wrote more than 100 essays that were lost (destroyed by the Germans.)

R. Ahron Jeruchem attended the Vienna Yeshiva, and received Smicha in 1927. He married Miriam Devorah Halberstam in 1933.He served as a Rabbi at Cong. Ahavat Torah in Vienna from 1930 to 1938, and served as Rabbi also at Cong. Mahazikei Torah in Vienna and came to the United States in 1940. While still in Vienna, he organized Javneh, a movement for young Jewry for a religious Palestine. In the United States, R. Jeruchem assumed the rabbinate of Anshe Alstadt, and later founded Cong. Sinai in New York. R. Jeruchem founded Ezra, an organization which saved people in Europe and brought them to the United States.

R. Jeruchem was also active in Kollel Hibat Yeruchalayim, Histadrut Hoadmorim and the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada. R. Jeruchem was also the author of Ohel Rachel, on unpublished manuscripts of Nahmanides, World Lost , on life in Europe, Test and Contest, Divrei Yehezkel, and Lo Tishkah (Don't Forget), A Hasidic rabbi's early account of the Camps.

   Who's Who in World Jewry; 1965. Toldot Anshe Shem, p.65; www.kevarim.com
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica