Tzvi Shimon Album. Divrei Emeth.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

Back to Catalogue Download Catalogue

Lot 27

Tzvi Shimon Album. Divrei Emeth.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> pp. 87. Modern boards. 4to. [Goldman, 1129].

Chicago: L. Meites 1904

Est: $500 - $700
Concerns a polemic between the Author and R. Jacob David Willowsky (the Ridva”z) over the seemingly lax state of Kashruth supervision in Chicago. The present work is Rabbi Album’s defense, especially against the Ridva”z’s personal attacks recorded in his earlier work Nimukei Ridva”z (See Lot 26) in which he questioned R. Album’s rabbinic credentials. Album (original name Katzenellenbogen), an alumnus of the famed Volozhin Yeshivah, asserts here that his family pedigree dates back to the Mahara’l of Prague and therefore the Ridva”z’s comments directly impugn the majesty of such greats! He states “even the fingernails of my holy ancestors are more elevated than the entire person of the Ridva”z who has insulted them in public.” As for the Ridva”z’s accusations, Album published here a facsimile of a document, endorsed by the Ridva”z on his personal stationary, that would seemingly exonerate Album over the Kashruth matter (see pp. 50-51).