Auction 106: Rare Hebrew Books
By Kestenbaum & Company
Jun 27, 2024
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
The Marx Library (Part II).
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Auction took place on Jun 27, 2024 at Kestenbaum & Company


YOSEPH, YA’AKOV. LeBeith Ya’akov [novellae to the Chumash, Talmud, etc.]

FIRST EDITION. At end, endorsement by R. Chaim Ozer Grodzenski.

Marginalia. pp. xii, 104, 64. Trimmed, foxed. Modern calf. 4to.

Vilna, Metz Press, 1888.

R. Ya’akov Yoseph (1848-1902) studied at the Yeshiva of Volozhin, before his appointment as Rabbi of Vilna in 1883. In 1888 he was called by the Association of American Orthodox Hebrew Congregations to the United States in order to assume the newly created post of Chief Rabbi of the Orthodox Congregations of Russian Jews in New York City. Rabbi Yoseph engendered respect for being the one rabbi who attempted to create order out of the anarchic religious situation that existed among New York immigrant Jewry. However due to extreme, harsh experience at the hands of certain divisive camps, he would be not just the first - but the last “Rav HaKollel, " Chief Rabbi of New York.

See Y. Landau, The Rav Hakolel and his Generation: A Biography of Yaakov Yosef Chief Rabbi of New York and his Battles for Yiddishkeit at the Turn of the Century (2011).

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