Auction 5 Judaica
Apr 4, 2019 (Your local time)
 Freehold Jewish center 59 Broad street, Freehold NJ. 07728
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LOT 142:

Ohel Yosef. First Halachic responsa published in America. First Edition. New York 1903

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First work of rabbinic responsa published in America by an American Rav (R. Yosef Eliyohu Fried).
The mass immigration of hundreds of thousands of Jews from Europe to the United States resulted in many new Halachic queries that arose because of the different religious, economic and cultural conditions. Includes interesting topics such as Birchas Cohanim by a Cohen who is lax in his religious observance; bread baked by Jews on Shabbos; travel by ferry on Shabbos; building a Sukkah on a fire escape and others. Included are responsa by R. Yitzchak Elchonon Spektor of Kovno (Chap 13, 23, 24) and a query from R. Simcha Zissel Ziv of Kelm (Alter of Kelm) (Chap 2).
R. Yosef Eliyohu Fried (1841-1927) served as Rav of Shokian, Lithuania for 16 years before immigrating to the United States where he served as Rav of the Congregation Adas Yeshurun in New York (Eldridge St Shul).
Goldman 590. Rosenberg press. 2, 39 pages. 30 cm. Good condition. Some wear. Includes original wraps. Antique binding (worn).
Bound with:
Techeiles Mordechai. Only Edition. Vilna 1889.
Techeiles Mordechai on various topics in Shas, by R. Mordechai Meltzer (1797-1883), one of the great Rabbonim of his generation. He studied under R. Chaim Soloveitchik in Volozhin and R. Yisroel Salanter. He delivered shiurim for thirty years in Vilna, was Av Beis Din in Kalvarija and at the end of his life was Av Beis Din in Lida. He was involved in the dispute regarding the rights to publish the Vilna Shas (1862), and his approbation for the printing appears at the beginning of those tractates which were printed in that edition. He also gave an approbation to the Mishna Berurah.
Yehuda Leib Lipmann press. 82 pages. 30 cm. Very fine condition.
Opening bid $150