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Lot #    17201
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 1:39:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Parperu'ot le-Hokhmah
Title (Hebrew)    פרפראות לחכמה וגופי הלכות
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Solomon Sadowsky
City    New York
Publisher    A. H. Rosenberg
Publication Date    1918
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 64 pp., quarto, 231:150 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards. Not in Deinard.
   Homiletics and responsa by R. Solomon b. Judah Leib Jacob Sadowsky (1879-1946). He was born in Russia and studied in yeshivot in Kovno and Lubavichi. He was also in Rogachev, Byelorussia, when he was twelve years old (see pp. 61-3). R. Sadowsky immigrated to America in 1904 and served as a rabbi in Albany as early as 5666 [1906] (p. 50) and he was invited by many of Rochester's Orthodox synagogues to be their chief rabbi in 1911. He was the founder and president of the Up-State New York Region of the Mizrahi Organization and a founder of the Orthodox Orphan Home of Rochester and the Rochester Hebrew Dietary Association (kashruth board). R. Sadowsky authored a number of English works on Jewish subjects and he contributed to the secular and English-language Jewish press. He remained "a moving spirit in the Orthodox community until his passing.

Parperu'ot le-Hokhmah contains commentaries on Genesis; the first sermon that R. Sadowsky preached in Rochester (pp. 47-50); novellae from his youth (pp. 61-3); and responsa dealing with conditions in Albany and Rochester. On the difficulties encountered by his kashruth board, see pp. 50-3, 56-7. On intermarriage and conversion, see pp. 50-3, 63-4. On inter-ethnic tensions with Italians and the question of selling a synagogue building for conversion to a church, see pp. 53-4. On burial practices, see pp. 54-5. On the orthography of American place-names in Jewish legal documents, see pp. 55-6. Some of the responsa were authored by R. Moses Danishevsky of Slobodka and R. Gavriel Zev Margolis of Boston.

If it were well received by the public, Sadowsky planned to publish a second volume containing his commentary on Exodus and Leviticus (p. 46).

Paragraph 2    על ספר בראשית. חלק ראשון. הגיונות ומאמרים, הערות ובאורים בתורה ומררשי חז"ל ע"ד [על דרך] הדרוש והמחקר... וגופי הלכות בסופו, הלכות ובאורים בגפ"ת, שו"ת בכמה ענינים הנחוצים מאוד והמתרחשים בחיי עמנו באה"ב בפרט, מאת הרב שלמה בהרי"ל סאדאווסקי... רב... בראטשעסטער, ניו יארק...
   CD-EPI 0152947; Goldman 626
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
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Homiletics:    Checked
Responsa:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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