WEINBERGER, MOSES. Hayehudim Vehayahaduth B’New York

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Lot 113

WEINBERGER, MOSES. Hayehudim Vehayahaduth B’New York

FIRST EDITION. Additional title page in English Contemporary marbled boards, broken. 8vo

New York: 1887

Est: $400 - $600
A sorry accont of the collapse of traditional Jewish life among New York’s immigrants. The author is particularly distressed by the lack of a strong educational system. However, he notes the opening of Yeshivath Eitz Chaim, an institution he feels to be well equipped to instill a sense of faith and learning into its charges. Eitz Chaim was the seed which upon amalgamation with the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Seminary became New York’s Yeshiva University. See S. Klaperman, The Story of Yeshiva University (1967)