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Lot #    24703
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:22:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Agudat Elijah
Title (Hebrew)    אגדת אלי' ביאור נפלא על הגדה של פסח
Author    [Haggadah] R. Elijah Sarasohn, Commentary
City    New York
Publisher    Yiddishe Gazaetten
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition of commentary. 191 pp., 8vo., 202:133 mm., usual food and wine stains, pp. 91-96 with tears, stamps. A very good copy bound in later cloth boards.
   Haggadah with commentary by R. Elijah b. Isaac Sarashon (1800-1878) of Michalischki. This haggadah was published by the author's son R. Kasriel Zevi Sarasohn (1835-1905). He was born in Paiser, Suwalki Province, and following in the footsteps of his brother-in-law, Mordecai Johalomstein, he immigrated to America in 1866. He returned to Europe shortly thereafter, but then came back to America in 1871 and settled in New York. R. Sarasohn, one of the leaders of the Lower East Side immigrant community, was a pioneer of the Yiddish press. His first endeavors in this field, dating to 1872, were not successful, but his Tageblatt, launched in 1885, became the most popular daily newspaper of the Orthodox community. R. Sarasohn, who "deftly managed to associate with and retain credibility among all sectors of the diverse Orthodox community," served as a vice president of the Union of Orthodox Congregations of America and was close with the members of Agudath Harabonim. He was active in the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the Kishinev Relief Committee and the East Broadway Talmud Torah. R. Sarasohn visited the Land of Israel in 1895 in an effort to mediate a dispute between the Ashkenazim and Sephardim of Jerusalem regarding the distribution of charitable funds (vol. 6, no. 1, p. 2). He visited there again in 1901.
Paragraph 2    ביאור... על הגדה של פסח [עם הפנים], מאת הרב... אליהו שרהזאהן, אשר היה מ"מ ומ"ץ בק"ק סצוצין, לאמזא וסובאלק, רב ואב"ד בק"ק מישיניץ פרען ופייזער, ולבסוף ימיו מ"מ בביהכ"נ הגדולה בירושלים...יצא לאור ע"י בנו מוה' כתריאל צבי שרהזאהן...

ההסכמות נעתקו מפירושו של המחבר למסכת אבות, [יאהאנניסבורג] תרי"ט. הסכמות: ר' יעקב יוקב ב"ר אהרן עטטלינגער, אלטונא, כח תשרי תרי"ט; ר' מאיר ב"ר איצק אורבאך, קאליש, כא למב"י [ו אייר] תרי"ב; ר' צבי הירש חיות, קאליש, יד שבט תרי"ג; ר' דוב בערוש מייזלש, ווארשא, ד תמוז תרט"ז; ר' יחיאל העליר, סוואלק, א תמוז תרט"ו; ר' ישראל [ליפקין] מסלאנט, ב מנחם-אב תרט"ו.

   Yudlov 2243; Deinard 9; CD-EPI 0187015
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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