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Lot #    17601
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 2:17:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hezyonot Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    חזיונות אברהם
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Naphtali Gallant
City    New York
Publisher    A. H. Rosenberg
Publication Date    1922
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 222 pp., 8 vo., 194:134 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original half cloth, rubbed. Not in Deinard.
   Additional Title: Hazyonos Avrohom; a collection of addresses rendered on various occasions and interpretations of biblical and talmudical passages, by Rabbi Abraham N. Gallant.

Lectures and commentaries upon biblical and talmudic passages by R. Abraham Naphtali b. Israel Isaac Gallant (1876-1936). He was born in Zakroczym, Poland, and was ordained by R. Jonah Zlotnick of Plock, Poland. He served as a rabbi in his native town before immigrating to America in 5666 [1906]. He became the rabbi of Talmud Torah Beth Abraham of the Bronx in 1917. R. Gallant was the president of the Board of Orthodox Rabbis of New York, a delegate to the American Jewish Congress and a member of Agudath Harabbonim. R. Gallant considered the mass immigration to America to be a temporary sojourn and he anticipated that the Jews would return to Eastern Europe. Many of his sermons criticize Reform Judaism and deviations by immigrants from Orthodoxy.

Acceding to popular demand, R. Gallant decided to publish this volume of his sermons. Due to the high cost of printing, only sermons for Genesis and material for sermons for Exodus were printed. Two English sermons "were incorporated with this volume to make it accessible to the English reader" (pp. 3, 193; the sermons are on pp. 195-222). For usages of English phrases within the text of his Hebrew sermons, see pp. 42, 64. For a comparison of the role of women in antiquity and modernity, see pp. 69-73. On the preference of American Jews for Zionism and Reform over traditional Orthodoxy, see p. 101. For a comparison of the role of the rabbi in the eyes of Jews in America with that in {he eyes of the Jews in Europe, see p. 108. On the position of the Jews in America, see p. 188.

Paragraph 2    הוא א) קובץ דרשות על ספר בראשית, ומועדי השנה, אשר דרשתי לפני קהל ... בית הכנסת ... "ת"ת בית אברהם" ... בבראנקס. ב) חומר לדרוש לספר שמות. ג) ביאור שני מאמרי חז"ל בתור דוגמא מספרי על המגדה. ד) ... איזה דרשות בשפת אנגלית ... מאתי אברהם נפתלי בן ... ר' ישראל יצחק ז"ל בנו של הרב ... ר' אליהו יוסף למשפחת גאלאנטי, רב ואב"ד דק"ק ראזדאנאווע במדינת פולין.
   CD-EPI 0123210; Goldman 851
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Other:    Women
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica