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Lot #    34924
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:49:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Minhat Ya'akov
Title (Hebrew)    מנחת יעקב
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Jacob ben Judah Leib Gordon
City    Safed - Toronto
Publisher    ha-Galil
Publication Date    1914
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 12, 104, [1] ff. octavo 228:145 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy not bound, rear wrapper present.
   Discourses for Shabbat and festivals by R. Jacob ben Judah Leib Gordon. There are two title pages, the first multi-colored providing the title, author and place of publication, and a second informing that Minhat Ya'akov is for Shabbat, festivals, and various occasions. R. Jacob David Ridbaz gave an approbation for the book. Next is a detailed description of the twenty discourses comprising Minhat Ya'akov, on such varied subjects as signs of faith, honoring parents, emet le-Ya’akov, a dead fly, four exiles, four parashiot, hatred of brothers, burial places of the Avot, and lastly like a king. Each of the derashot encompass sub-topics.

R. Jacob ben Judah Leib Gordon (1877–1934), Canadian rabbi. Gordon was born in Danilowicz, and studied at Lithuanian yeshivot. He emigrated to Toronto in 1904 where he was recognized as the city's senior communal Orthodox rabbi. He helped found the Mizrachi movement in Toronto. In 1908 he helped establish the Simcoe Street talmud torah, the first in the city to use Hebrew as the language of instruction and precursor of the Associated Hebrew Schools. In 1919 Gordon addressed the founding conference of the Canadian Jewish Congress in Montreal on the subject of the five-day work week and its relationship to Sabbath observance. His writings include Minhat Ya'akov (1914) and "Dovev Siftei Yeshenim," on spiritualism, and "Nezirut min ha-Basar," on vegetarianism, both in manuscript.

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   BE mem 2361; EJ; CD-EPI 0116524
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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