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Lot #    16790
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:14:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Rebbe Abraham Saba
Title (Hebrew)    רבי אברהם סבע
Author    [Only Ed. - Limited] Nehemiah Libowitz
City    Brooklyn, New York
Publisher    The Author
Publication Date    1936
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 40 pp., 275:212 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth boards. Limited to 100 copies.
   Samuel Nehemiah Libowitz (1862–1939), writer on Jewish subjects. Born in Kolno, Poland, he emigrated to America in 1881. He traded in precious stones and was so successful that he could afford to print over twenty books in limited editions. He corresponded with eminent Jewish scholars including Israel Davidson, to whom he wrote 107 letters, which he later published himself in 1933. His works include: Peni'el (1914), a collection from Jewish literature on the subject of death; Ha-Mavet be-Fanim Sohakot (1917); Sefer Sha'ashu'im (1927); and Ha-Shome'a Yizhak (1907), sharp-witted jokes and original interpretations of the rabbis and from the Middle Ages; Judah Aryeh Modena bi-Demuto ve-Zivyono (1896); Kitvei ha-Rav Yehudah Aryeh mi-Modena (1936); and Doresh Reshumot ha-Aggadah (1893, 1920, 1929), explanations of several aggadot of the Talmud. He also edited and published Ozar ha-Hokhmah ve-ha-Madda (1897), in collaboration with Jacob Reifmann, Moses Reicherson, Solomon Rabin, and others. In several of his works he violently polemized against such scholars as R. Isaac Hirsch Weiss, Ze'ev Schorr, Radkinson, Saul Tchernichowsky, and Joseph Klausner. He emigrated to Palestine in 1927, but his longing for his children took him back to America.
Paragraph 2    וספריו צרור המור (ויניציאה רפ"ב-רפ"ג) ואשכול הכופר (דראהביטש - בארטפעלד תרס"ד-תרס"ח). כולל: זכרונות לקורות גרוש היהודים מפורטוגאל, פטירת הקדוש ר' שמעון מימי וקבורתו, אגדות, דברי בקרת, וכוחים, דרשות ומליצות, משלים ופתגמים (מה שכתב בעצמו ומה שכתבו אחרים על אדותו)... נאספו ונסדרו עם מבוא והערות, מאת נחמיה שמואל ליבאוויטש...
   CD-EPI 0143938; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, some English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica