Saul Gedaliah Harkavy. Sefer VeHu Sha’ul.

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Saul Gedaliah Harkavy. Sefer VeHu Sha’ul.

Saul Gedaliah Harkavy. Sefer VeHu Sha’ul.
Lot 32
(AMERICAN JUDAICA).

Saul Gedaliah Harkavy. Sefer VeHu Sha’ul.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Text in Hebrew and Yiddish. Title set in typographic border. pp. 111. Stained, small tears on first 4 leaves, final leaf taped, title detached. Modern boards. 4to. Goldman, 1148.

Boston: Joseph Judah Shor 1911

Est: $200 - $300
PRICE REALIZED $150
An anti-assimilationist polemic, written in the form of a running commentary to the Song of Song by a Mir and Volozhin-educated immigrant to Nashua, NH. The author holds up absolutely no hope for a Jewish future in America - only in the Land of Israel can Judaism be certain. “Having dwelt in this land (of America) for a number of years and having seen the disgraceful behavior of my people…I can no longer restrain myself and must make public what weighs so heavily on my heart.”