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Lot #    17203
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 1:40:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shvil haZahav
Title (Hebrew)    שביל הזהב
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Baruch Cohen
City    New York
Publication Date    1903
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [8], 84 pp., 200:135 mm., usual age staining, nice margins. A good copy bound in modern boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Homiletics by R. Baruch b. Meir Shalom Cohen (1861-1931). He was born in Raseiniai, Lithuania and educated by his father and a local rabbi. In 5627 [1867] he moved with his family to Branks, where his father was appointed the rabbi a few years later. He entered the yeshivah in Volozhin in 5643 [1883], but his studies were interrupted by his marriage. He moved to Daugavpils in 5648 [1888] and was ordained by his uncle, R. Moses Joel haKohen Gurion. After an unsuccessful foray into commerce, he continued his studies was ordained by R. Elijah Feinstein. R. Cohen immigrated to America in 1900. At first an assistant to R. Jacob Joseph, he became disgusted with the rabbinate in America and in 1902 he became the kashruth supervisor for the Zion Wurst factory. This profession was not endearing to him either, especially after a protracted dispute with the owners. He later served as the rabbi of Anshei Kalvarier (Sons of Israel/B'nai Israel) in Harlem. R. Cohen was a member of the Board of Orthodox Rabbis.
          
Paragraph 2    יכיל דרושים... להישיר דרך שיבור לו האדם, ויבאר מקראי קדש ואמרות חכמינו ... מאת ברוך הכהן <קאהן> מבריינסק...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0140318; Goldman 718
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica