Tzvi Shimon Album. Divrei Emeth [polemic].

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 34

Tzvi Shimon Album. Divrei Emeth [polemic].

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Together, two volumes. Second volume inscribed and signed by the author on the title-page. pp. 87 and pp. 82, 28. Original boards, some wear. 4to. Goldman, 1129.

Chicago: L. Meites 1904 and 1912

Est: $600 - $900
Concerns the bitter polemic between the author and R. Jacob David Wilovsky (the Ridva”z) over the seemingly lax state of Kosher 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 in which he questioned R. Album’s rabbinic credentials. In Volume II he continues his attack suggesting that the Ridva”z was certifying non-Kosher wine as fit for Passover and supervising a bakery that was open on the Sabbath. It also includes an expanded version of his Mecha’eh Geluyah (see Goldman no. 1142).