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Lot #    17584
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 2:09:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Torat Meir; Matei Meir
Title (Hebrew)    תורת מאיר; מטעי מאיר
Author    [Only Eds.] R. Meyer Freeman
City    New York; St. Louis
Publisher    A. H. Rosenberg; Moinester Publishing Co.
Publication Date    1904; 1923
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. Two volumes, 102 ff., 238:170 mm., lacking English title, wide margins, light age staining.

[1], 314, [4] pp., 232:178 mm., wide margins, light age staining. Both volumes bound in later full cloth over boards.

          
Detailed
Description
   Two works by R. Meyer Freeman (b. 1843). He studied in various yeshivot before enrolling in the yeshivah in Volozhin at the age of sixteen. Two years later he transferred to the yeshivah of R. Mordekhai Hirsch in Kalwaria, Poland. He immigrated to America at the age of twenty and became a shohet. He lived in New York and maintained hevrutot (regular study partnerships) with R. Zevi b. Nehemiah Katz (in the Mariampoler congregation) and R. Solomon Siskind (preacher of the AlIen St. synagogue). He traveled to the Land of Israel in 1888. While there he was arrested by Ottoman authorities, necessitating American diplomatic intervention. Freeman had a butcher shop on New York's Lower East Side in 1900. Freeman was active in local communal affairs. He served as the president of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol of New York and was a founder of the Association of American Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, which sought to bring a chief rabbi to New York. He later served as the president of Congo Talmud Torah, 221 E. 51" St. Dismayed that he "found ... no Torah" in his neighborhood, Freeman donated "a few thousand dollars" to build a synagogue and study hall with a seating capacity of seven hundred.
          
Paragraph 2    והוא חדושים וביאורים בדברי רש"י... בתלמוד (על כל הש"ס)... מאת מאיר בן זאב פריימאן...

בשער: תרס"ד. קולופון: פ' נח תרס"ה. מהדורא תנינא

מטעי מאיר והוא חדושים ובאורים על ש"ס בבלי וירושלמי, מאת מאיר בן זאב פריימאן מניוארק...

שני שערים. הראשון בשלל צבעים. הסכמות: ר' אברהם דובער כהנא שפירא מקאוונא, ניוארק, יט אדר-א תרפ"א; ר' שמואל צבי ב"ר משה ארי' הלוי וויין, בארא פארק, [ניו- יארק], יג תשרי תרע"ז; ר' גבריאל זאב מרגליות, ניוארק.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0159607; 0159605; Goldman
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica