Auction 4 Part 2 Rabbinic manuscripts, letters by rabbis, autographs, Kodesh books, inscriptions and signatures
Nov 26, 2015 (Your local time)
 Harav Maimon 2, Jerusalem
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LOT 583:

Books to the Jewish Youth Abroad - 1907-1908

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A. Moreh Derech. Berlin, 1907.
Reference book for Bar-Mitzva, with laws and customs, precepts and pictures for illustration, cantillation notes and a sixty-year calendar – 1890-1950.
108 pp.
Condition: Very Good. Ownership signatures.
B. Prayer Book translated to English by Yosef Magil. Philadelphia, 1908.
Yosef Magil's translation of the Jewish prayer book. The translation is parallel to the Hebrew text, line against line. The footnotes include precepts and short instructions in English. At the head of the prayer book there are nice and impressive illustrations (shades of pink) on high-quality paper of a boy with his Tefillin and a translation of the blessings of the Tefillin to German, Yiddish, Russian and English. There are musical notes for 'Adon Olam', 'Yigdal', Ein Ke'Elokenu' and 'Ma'oz Tzur'.
Yosef Magil (Maglinitzky) (1870-1945), activist and author, was born in Razinai near Kaunas and received religious education. In his youth, he was active in Zionist movements. In 1932, he immigrated to the USA, there he taught Hebrew in Philadelphia at a Jewish school. Later, he founded his own school named 'Bnei Zion'. At the same time, he also founded a Hebrew printing house. Within the framework of his activities for spreading the Hebrew language, he printed reference books and developed his own method for teaching Hebrew. He also published religious books and prayer books im Yiddish and English, which had large circulation.
At the end of the prayer book there are various advertisements, among them the book catalogue published by Maglinitzky.
272 pp.
Condition: Very Good. The cover is slightly falling apart. Ownership signatures.

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