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Lot #    17586
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 2:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Nahlat Meir
Title (Hebrew)    נחלת מאיר
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Meyer Freeman
City    New York
Publisher    Oriam Press
Publication Date    1929
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 185, [1] ff., 255:170 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in later full cloth over boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Meyer Freeman (b. 1843) 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 ובאורים על ש"ס בבלי וירושלמי ומפרשיהם, מאת מאיר בן זאב פריימאן מניו יארק...

הסכמות: ר' אברהם דובער כהנא שפירא, קאוונא, כ מנ"א [מנחם-אב] תרפ"ח.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0159606 (with 1923 date!); Goldman
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica