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Ha-Torah V’Hamado. R. Jacob Levinson, New York 1932

התורה והמדע - Only Edition - Inscribed Copy

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  • Lot Number 54072
  • Title (English) Ha-Torah V’Hamado
  • Title (Hebrew) התורה והמדע
  • Note Only Edition - Inscribed Copy
  • Author R. Jacob Levinson
  • City New York
  • Publisher דפוס "אריאם פרעס"
  • Publication Date 1932
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2522933
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Physical Description

Only Edition, octavo, 280 pp. 235:155 mm.. light age staining, wide margins, A very good copy loose in the original wrappers.

Inscribed with dedication on title to R. Ferber by Author.

The R. Hirsh Ferber copy with his inscription on title.

R. Tzvi Hirsch b. Simeon Judah Leib Ferber (1879–November 1966), renowned Talmudic and Torah scholar, gifted orator, prolific author and tireless community builder. Born in Kovno, Lithuania, R. Ferber studied in the prestigious Slabodka yeshiva. He came to Manchester, England in 1911, where he founded a yeshiva along with R. Yehoshua Dov Silverstone. In July 1913, he accepted a call to become Rabbi of the West End Talmud Torah Synagogue in Soho, London, a community comprised of working-class Jewish immigrants of Eastern European origin.

Active in communal affairs, R. Ferber established the Chesed V’emeth Burial Society in 1915. He helped found the London yeshiva and was for many years the honorary secretary of the London "Vaad Harabonim" (rabbinical council) and chairman of the Association of London Rabbis ("Hisachdus Harabonim"). A member of its World Rabbinical council, Rabbi Ferber gave valuable assistance to the Agudas Yisroel movement. R. Ferber was rabbi of Soho for 42 years, from 1913 until his retirement in 1955. He died in 1966 in London.

In the world of Torah, R. Ferber was renowned as an outstanding scholar and sage. A prolific author, he produced 22 acclaimed works of Torah scholarship, perhaps the largest ever output by a Rabbi in England. He was also a frequent contributor to numerous Hebrew journals and an avid reader in the Hebrew collections of the British Library. Taking advantage of his location in the West End, he visited the Oriental Reading Room of the British Museum every day.

He wrote: Kerem HaTzvi – 5 volume work on the Torah and Haggada, issued between 1922 and 1938; Degel Machane Yehudah – dealing with the influence of some archaeological finds on Torah interpretation (1928); Shvil HaTzvi - commentary on Megillas Esther (1933); Birur Halacha - on civil marriages and divorce in Jewish law (1937); Sefer Hamo'adim - volume of sermons (1950).


Detail Description

Added t.p.: Hatorah v’hamado; Torah and science, by Jacob Levinson, rabbi of Congregation "Chovevei Torah" of Brooklyn...


Only edition of this halakhic work, she’elot ve-teshuvot, and time related issues, as well as discourses on the weekly Torah and festivals, and essays on the subject of hochmat Yisrael   by R. Jacob Levinson. There is a half-title-page, then an English title-page that describes the work as Ha-Torah V’Hamado, Torah and Science. It notes that R. Levinson is the rabbi of Congregation Chovevei Torah of Brooklyn, NY, and that he was also the author of Mechikerei Avoth and Raayonoth V’Chomer Lidrush. A second Hebrew title-page provides the same information. There is a dedication to R. Levinson’s wifeRivk and to his children. There is a table of contents listing the lengthy and comprehensive subject matter, which includes such subjects as Behiris Nashim, avelos, dini nefashos be-zaman ha-zeh, hoshed be-kesharim, , the the discourses on the weekly Torah readings, , a section on other various subjects, among them a hesped on an adam hashuv, and finally three separate essays, oen being on the time of the beginning of the mesorah. A rich and eminently readable work.


Hebrew Description

התורה והמדע : כולל שלשה חלקים. א) עניני הלכה ושאלות ותשובות בענינים זמניים. ב) דרשות לפרשיות ומועדי השנה. ג) מאמרי מדע בעניני חכמת ישראל, מאת הרב יעקב לעווינזאן, רב דבית הכנסת "חובבי תורה" בעיר ברוקלין...



BE ta 590; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000143230