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Lot #    18668
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 11:10:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sefer Sha'ashu'im
Title (Hebrew)    ספר שעשועים
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.] Nehemiah Libowitz
City    New York
Publisher    Bloch Publishing Co.
Publication Date    1927
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 46, [1], 136 pp., 217:155 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth boards.
   Added t.p.: Sepher Shaashuim an antholgy [!] of wit, humor, anecdotes and curiosities sellected from talmudic, Zohar medieval and modern jewish literature... with critical notes by Nehemiah S. Libowitz...

Samuel Nehemiah Libowitz (1862–1939), writer on Jewish subjects. Born in Kolno, Poland, he emigrated to America in 1881. He traded in precious stones and was so successful that he could afford to print over twenty books in limited editions. He corresponded with eminent Jewish scholars including Israel Davidson, to whom he wrote 107 letters, which he later published himself in 1933. His works include: Peni'el (1914), a collection from Jewish literature on the subject of death; Ha-Mavet be-Fanim Sohakot (1917); Sefer Sha'ashu'im (1927); and Ha-Shome'a Yizhak (1907), sharp-witted jokes and original interpretations of the rabbis and from the Middle Ages; Judah Aryeh Modena bi-Demuto ve-Zivyono (1896); Kitvei ha-Rav Yehudah Aryeh mi-Modena (1906); and Doresh Reshumot ha-Aggadah (1893, 1920, 1929), explanations of several aggadot of the Talmud. He also edited and published Ozar ha-Hokhmah ve-ha-Madda (1897), in collaboration with Jacob Reifmann, Moses Reicherson, Solomon Rabin, and others. In several of his works he violently polemized against such scholars as R. Isaac Hirsch Weiss, Ze'ev Schorr, Radkinson, Saul Tchernichowsky, and Joseph Klausner. He emigrated to Palestine in 1927, but his longing for his children took him back to America.

Paragraph 2    כולל מבחר החדוד וההתול בספרת התלמוד. הזהר. ובספרי בעלי האסופות הקדמונים והאחרונים, מסודרים לפי סדר הכתובים ופרשיותיהם, גם מבוא ע"ד דור דור וליצניו. הלצות. ודברי בקרת שונים עם הערות, מאת נחמיה שמואל ליבאוויטש...
   CD-EPI 0143957; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica