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Lot #    12942
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 10:25:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Zaharnu et ha dagah asher nochal beMitzrayim hinum
Title (Hebrew)    זכרנו את הדגה אשר נאכל במצרים חנם
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.] R. Yechiel Meir Morgenstern
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Da'at
Publication Date    c. 1940
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Broadside, 495:320 mm., creased, green paper. Unrecorded.
          
Detailed
Description
   A most sarcastic polemic which uses a play on the name Walfish by R. Yechiel Meir b. Zevi Hirsch Morgenstern (1894-1974), Admor of of the famous Kotsk dynasty.

"Based on the words of R. Dovid Feldman of Manchester, England even the Rabbis and Yeshiva students of Erez Israel are being contaminated by the "oil" which originates with a impure fish (coming from America) . He continues that he sent his Issur (forbidding letter) to R. Eliezer Silber. In the years 1908 to 1925 Rabbi Eliezer Silber was a rabbi in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the USA and wrote a book on the order of the Mishna Kedoshim and in 1929 was elected President of the Association of Rabbis of the United States and Canada".

R. Morgenstern continues that he has been debased and even that stones have been thrown at his house. He continues with quotes from various Rabbinical sources with the hope that the Torah will shield believers from this contaminated oil.

          
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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