Saul Gedaliah Harkavy. Vehu Sha’ul - Di Gelihene Hok.

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 36

Saul Gedaliah Harkavy. Vehu Sha’ul - Di Gelihene Hok.

<<FIRST EDITION.>> Text in Hebrew and Yiddish. With supplement “Der Zeiger” - concerning the Rabbis of America who incessantly argue with each other. pp. 111. Few edges chipped. Contemporary wrappers. 4to. Goldman, 1148.

Boston: J.J. Schur (1911)

Est: $500 - $700
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.”