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Lot #    17382
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 12:28:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The Holy Speech: Treasures of the Bible
Title (Hebrew)    :
Author    [Only Ed.] Rev. Dr. Joseph Solomon Minden, et. al
City    New York
Publisher    Pinkus Friedman
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 203, 171 pp. plus illustrations, octavo, 169:120 mm., nice margins, gloss paper, light age staining. A very good copy bound in theoriginal cloth boards, rubbed.
   Bi-lingual illustrated Yiddish-English sermons to be delivered on festivals and rites of passage by Rev. Dr. Joseph Solomon Minden and Dr. Abraham Wolf Kohut and a separate section on Treasures of the Bible by Moses Nathan Rubinsohn. The Holy Speech is in two parts; reading from right to left is the Yiddish (German) text and from left to right the English text. The sermons encompass such subjects as Address on the Occasion of Circumcision, ransom of the first born, confirmation addresses, marriage contracts, marriage address, silver wedding, birthdays, funerals, speech on the occasion of layig the foundation of a synagogue, dedication of a cemetery, inauguration speech, schechita,form of a marriage contract, divorce, chalitza contract, and a section of concise questions and answers. The second part of the book is Treasures of the Bible, prepared by Moses Nathan Rubinsohn, L.L.D., Ph.D. This own title page, describing it as containing a complete review of the most interestng parts of the Hebrew Bible. Treasures of the Bible consists of unattributed quotes on such subjects as The signs of the Devine Salvation, blessing of the Tabernacle, judge every man charitably, the wandering of Israel, Moses the greatest prophet, the chosen people, and many more. The Yiddish section, while similar in makeup and content is not identical to the English part. Throughout the book are full page reproductions of Jewish illustrations from seventeenth and eighteenth century books on Jewish customs.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish, English, German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica