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Lot #    10771
Auction End Date    5/24/2005 3:32:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ha-Dat ve-ha Torah
Title (Hebrew)    הדת והתורה
Author    [Only Ed. - Haskalah] Solomon Joseph Silverstein
City    New York
Publication Date    1897
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [8], 168 pp. plus title wrapper, 196:131 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Added t.p.: Religion and Law. Showing: that Religion is not Faith, but Pure Knowledge. in five parts ... by S. J. Silberstein.

Solomon Joseph Silverstein (1845–1919), Russian poet and philosopher. Silberstein was born in Kovno. At the age of 19 he received rabbinical authorization from a number of rabbis in the provinces of Kovno and Vilna. He practiced as a rabbi in Dershunisok, Kovno, in 1867–68, and later emigrated to the U.S. He developed a system of natural theology based on the Mosaic, and the rabbinic and talmudic law as natural theology.

Silberstein wrote the following works: Gelui Einayim (1881), poems; Mezi'ut Yehovah ve-ha-Olam (1893); The Universe and its Evolution (1891); General Laws of Nature (1894); The Disclosures of the Universal Mysteries (1896); and The Jewish Problem and Theology in General (1904).

Paragraph 2    יוכיח שהדת היא איננה אמונה, כי אם הדעת הטהורה היא הדת. בחמשה חלקים ... מאת ... שלום יוסף בן אהרן זילבערשטיין (חוברת ראשונה) ...
   The American Jewish year book, 5665, Philadelphia 1904, p. 187-188; Ibidem, Philadelphia 1919, p. 207
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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