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


Fried, Yoseph Eliyahu. Ohel Yoseph [responsa].


Additional colored title-page.

ff. (2), 39. Contemporary boards. Folio.

Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America no. 590.

New York, A. Ch. Rosenberg, 1903.

The First Work of Responsa Published in America by an American Rabbi.

Before emigrating to the United States in 1891, the Author served as Rabbi of Shokian, Lithuania for sixteen years. In New York, he assumed the position of Rabbi of Congregation Adath Jeshurun at 16-14 Eldridge Street. His work Ohel Yoseph, contains many exchanges with R. Yitzchak Elchanan of Kovno (nos. 13, 23, 24), and a query from R. Simcha Zissel Ziv, the ‘Alter of Kelm’ (no. 2).

The responsa graphically depict the economic, social and religious conditions of the Jews of New York at the turn of the 20th-century. Such issues include whether to allow Kohanim who were lax in their religious observance to recite the Priestly Blessings (Dukhen); the status of bread baked on the Sabbath in a bakery with Jewish employees; travel by ferry on the Sabbath; constructing a Sukah on a fire escape, etc.

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