Subasta 99 Auction of Fine Judaica
Por Kestenbaum & Company
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205, Estados Unidos

הודעה חשובה: הקטלוג המוצג בעברית איננו תרגום מדויק של הקטלוג באנגלית, אלא ׳ראשי פרקים׳, ועלול לחסר מידע על הפריטים, במיוחד על מצבם. לא ניתן להחזיר פריט לאחר הרכישה עקב תיאור עברי שחיסר מידע שמוצע באנגלית - על כל מציע לעיין בקטלוג באנגלית לפני ההצעה. 
La subasta ha concluído

LOTE 15:


Vendido por: $800
Precio inicial:
$ 500
Precio estimado :
$800 - $1 200
Comisión de la casa de subasta: 25%
IVA: 8.875% IVA sobre el precio total del lote y la comisión


(Newspaper). New York Herald.

On front page and p. 2, Rev. Dr. Raphall's Discourse in the Greene Street Synagogue. pp. 12. Crisp, clean copy. Folio.

New York, 5th January, 1861.

    Full Text of anti-abolitionist Sermon of Rabbi M.J. Raphall.


     "This sermon aroused more comment and attention than any sermon ever delivered by an American rabbi” (B.W. Korn).

    Friday, January 4, 1861 had been proclaimed by President Buchanan as a National Fast Day in order to mobilize the nation against the pending disaster of the break-up of the Union. Rev. Morris J. Raphall of New York took advantage of the solemn occasion to offer his objective understanding of the Bible's position on slavery. His finding was that the Bible provided for the institution of slavery, albeit of a much more humane variety than that practiced by some avaricious Southern slaveholders whose motto was "King Cotton." Naturally, the Southern advocates of slavery seized upon the Rabbi's remarks to uphold their own political position. The shock waves from Raphall's sermon reverberated throughout the country - within the Jewish community in particular.


    See B.W. Korn, American Jewry and the Civil War (1951), pp.16-25.