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Lot #    17565
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 1:59:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Magil's Complete Linear Prayer Book
Title (Hebrew)    סדר כל תפלות השנה
Author    [Liturgy - Unrecorded] Joseph Magil
City    Philadelphia
Publisher    Joseph Magil
Publication Date    1921
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [5, 4 photo charts], 192; 272; 139-176 pp., 219:148 mm., wide margins, light age staining, several pp loose. A good copy bound in the original boards, rubbed.
   Year round prayerbook with interlinear English translation, intended for young adults. Includes three charming period photos of a young man in tallit and tefilin.

Joseph Magil (1870-1945) was born in Raseiniai, Kovno Province. The recipient of a traditional education, at the age of sixteen he began secretly to study Hebrew and European languages. In 5650 [1890] he became a teacher for Benot Zion and in 1892 he immigrated to America. He was a Hebrew instructor for Philadelphia's Hebrew Education Society before he established his own school, B'ne Zion. Magil also owned a Hebrew printing shop with his brother, possibly as early as 1892, and by the end of the century Magil was the proprietor of the largest Hebrew print shop in Philadelphia. Opposed to the natural (ivrit be-ivrit) method of Hebrew instruction, he issued a number of traditional texts with a linear English or Yiddish translation. ). He also published pedagogical works and a collection of Hebrew, Yiddish and English poems that went through ten editions. He contributed to the Yiddish and Hebrew press while in Europe and in America he edited and contributed to Yiddish papers.

Paragraph 2    סידור כמנהג פולין, נוסח אשכנז. עברית עם תרגום לאנגלית, שורה מול שורה. עם דינים והוראות קצרות באנגלית. ד"ס של הוצאת Philadelphia 1908.
   Not in CD-EPI. Goldman
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica