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Lot #    17595
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 2:14:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Doresh Tov le-Ahmo, Part I
Title (Hebrew)    דורש טוב לעמו
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Alexander Z. Levine
City    New York
Publisher    A. H. Rosenberg
Publication Date    1915
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], portrait, 180 pp., quarto, 217:146 mm., usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, rubbed.
   Homilies on Genesis by R. Alexander Susskind b. Abraham Joseph Levine (b. 1883). R. Levine was born in Raseiniai, Kovno Province. After his bar mitzvah he studied in Kelme, where he received his first ordination at the age of seventeen. With the support of R. Sheima Luria of Siauliai, he was accepted as the rabbi and preacher in a synagogue in his native town. He immigrated to America a year and a half later. "In New York he made a name for himself with his excellent sermons, which attracted large audiences." He served as the rabbi and preacher of Bet Hamidrash Anshei Nesvizh and Kol Yisrael Anshei Polin, both in New York. R. Levine was in Worcester, MA, by 1915.

Doresh Tov le-Ahmo, Part I contains sermons tailored for the sensibilities of R. Levine's contemporary generation (pp. 5-6). On Reform, see p. 111. On immigrant life in America, see pp. 149-66. He planned to publish his manuscript on the remaining sections of the Pentateuch if this volume would be well received (p. 6).

Paragraph 2    על התורה; יכיל בקרבו דרושים לפ' השבוע. חלק ראשון על ספר בראשית ... הדרשות ... נשאות עליהן חותם לאומי, בהשקפה כללית על עם ישראל ... מעולפות במאמרי חז"ל ... ע"פ מקורי תולדתנו ודברי ימי עמנו, מאת הרב אלכסנדר זיסקינד לעווין ...
   Deinard 153; CD-EPI 0323814; Goldman 768
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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