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Lot #    34053
Auction End Date    4/24/2012 12:14:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Hamsiloh
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Periodical] Rabbinical Board of Greater New York
City    New York
Publisher    Schulsinger Bros.
Publication Date    1936-1948
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 24; 24;24; 17, [6] pp. 240:170 mm., light age staining, bound as issued.
          
Detailed
Description
   Four issues of this important early Orthodox journal published in New York by the Rabbinical Board of Greater New York beginning in 1936; the last issue apparently was in 1947. The issues here include volume 1 nos. 9-10 (1936), volume 2 nos. 11-12 (1938), vol. 8 no. 1 (1940), and vol. 10 nos. 1-3 (1945). The front binders state that it is on subjects of Torah and Judaism and that it is in Hebrew and Yiddish but the first issue also has article in English by R. Moses M. Yosher on the spirit of the Sabbath. Each issue has a variety of articles, each beginning with a contemporary question addressed by the editor, not identified in the journal. Other subjects, the first issue for example, concern mikvaot in our city, hiddushei Torah on Gittin, the text of a new get, explaining a Rambam, as well as several Yiddish articles. The contributors were distinguished rabbis, among the most prominent Orthodox rabbis in the United States. The first issue has articles by R. Jacob Levinsohn, R. M. Aotrovsky, R. Joseph Henkin, R. Jacob ha-Kohen Maskin, R. Meir Joshua Rosenberg, R. Samuel Pesah Bogomilsky, and the editor. The other issues are comparable. Another feature of the journal are the advertisements on the covers and back pages, some illustrated, all providing a mirror of Orthodox Jewish life decades ago, in many ways different from today, and a nostalgic window into the not so distant past.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Periodical
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica