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Lot #    9507
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 3:26:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The Classified Psalter Arranged by Subjects
Title (Hebrew)    פסוקי דזמרה
Author    [Children's Literature] J. D. Eisenstein
City    New York
Publisher    A. Ginsberg & Bros.
Publication Date    1899
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   14, [1], 123, [4] pp., 193:128 mm., light age staining, crisp wide margins on heavy paper. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth, rubbed.
   Ten chapters of Psalms with English translations for children.

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.

Paragraph 2    מספר תהלים, מסודרים בעשרה מאמרות ומתורגמים בתרגום חדש בלשון אנגלית לתועלת בני הנעורים בבתי הספר, על ידי יהודה דוד אייזענשטיין. עשרה מזמורי תהלים עם תרגום אנגלי, עמ' מול עמ'. יד, [1] עמ': הקדמת המתרגם והערות למזמורי תהלים (בעברית). [4] עמ' משמאל לימין: שער, הקדמה קצרה ותוכן הספר. הכל באנגלית.
   Singerman 5523; Deinard 672; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Children’s Literature:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica