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Lot #    24735
Auction End Date    9/22/2009 11:38:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ozar Derushim Nivharim
Title (Hebrew)    אוצר דרושים נבחרים
Author    [First Ed.] R. J. D. Eisenstein
City    New York
Publisher    J. D. Eisenstein
Publication Date    1918
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [3], II, 398, [4] pp., 275:198 mm., light age staining, library stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, spine taped.
   Added t.p.: Ozar D'rushim Nibharim or Yalkut; an anthology of the Midrashic Literature according to the order of the Hebrew Bible, compiled and edited with notes by J. D. Eisenstein...

Eisenstein was born in Mezhirech, Poland, and in 1872 emigrated to the United States, where he became a successful coat manufacturer. He was a founder of the first Hebrew society in the United States, Shoharei Sefat Ever (1880), and one of its first Hebrew writers. Although he also undertook translations, e.g., in 1891 publishing the text of the American constitution in Hebrew and Yiddish, his fame rests on his anthologies, for which he earned the epithet "master of treasuries" (as all his anthologies bore the title Ozar, "treasury"). He published a Jewish encyclopedia in ten volumes with the assistance of experts from various countries, Ozar Yisrael (1907–13). His other anthologies include: Ozar Midrashim (2 vols., 1915); Ozar Dinim u-Minhagim (1917, "Laws and Customs"); Ozar Derushim Nivharim (1918, "Selected Homilies"); Ozar Derashot (1919, "Sermons"); Ozar Perushim ve-Ziyyurim al Haggadah shel Pesah (.1920), on the Haggadah; Ozar Massa'ot (1926), anthology of Jewish travel literature; Ozar Ma'amrei Tanakh (1925), a biblical concordance; Ozar Ma'amrei Hazal (1922), rabbinic aphorisms; Ozar Vikkuhim (1928), disputations; Ozar Musar u-Middot (1941), on ethics and morals.

Eisenstein was the author of Ma'amrei Bikkoret (1897), a criticism of Rodkinson's translation of the Talmud; History of the First Russian American Jewish Congregation (1901); Development of the Jewish Casuistic Literature in America (1904); and other works. Eisenstein's Commentary on the Torah, edited by B. D. Perlow and I. Eisenstein, was published posthumously (1960). His autobiography and memoirs, Ozar Zikhronotai (1929), includes a bibliography of his articles.

Paragraph 2    ילקוט לתורה נביאים וכתובים. אגדות תלמוד בבלי, תלמוד ירושלמי, מסכתות קטנות בש"ס, מכילתא, ספרא, ספרי, פסיקתא דרבי כהנא, פסיקתא רבתי, זהר, פרקי דרבי אליעזר, תנא דבי אליהו, מדרש רבות, תנחומא הישן והחדש, מדרש הגדול, מדרש אגדה, לקח טוב על התורה, אגדת בראשית, מדרש שמואל מדרש תהלים, שוחר טוב, מדרש משלי, ספרי דאגדתא על אסתר, מדרש איכה, ילקוט המכירי, ילקוט שמעוני, הערות ותקונים, הקדמה, מפתח הפסוקים ומפתח הענינים, נאספו ונערכו מאת יהודה דוד אייזענשטיין ...
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20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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