Auction 87 HEBREW & JUDAIC PRINTED BOOKS
Jan 16, 2020
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(HENKIN, YOSEPH ELIAYHU).
Moshe Chaim Ephraim Bloch. HaSepher HaShachor - A Schvartz Buch [“The Black Books.” ...

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(HENKIN, YOSEPH ELIAYHU).
Moshe Chaim Ephraim Bloch. HaSepher HaShachor - A Schvartz Buch [“The Black Books.” - A polemic against Rabbi Yoseph Eliyahu Henkin and the Agudath HaRabanim].



Inscribed and signed by the author on the title-page. Text in Hebrew and Yiddish.
pp. 48. Original printed wrappers. 8vo.
New York: (c. 1955)
In 1947 the author lost a Din Torah at the Agudath HaRabanim presided over by Rabbis Y. E. Henkin and J. L. Seltzer. Bloch subsequently conducted an eight year tirade, issuing vituperative pamphlets against the decision and especially attacking Rabbi Henkin. Bloch obsessively wrote to the Chief Rabbis of Israel, the Chazon Ish and others, trying in vain to have the decision overturned. Rabbi Henkin was one of the great, respected Poskim of the 20th century. After serving as rabbi in a number of Russian towns, R. Henkin emigrated to America in 1922, and soon after become the indefatigable director of the Ezrath Torah charitable organization which provided support to thousands of scholars, widows and orphans across the globe. He served in that capacity until his death in 1973.
In 1947 the author lost a Din Torah at the Agudath HaRabanim presided over by Rabbis Y. E. Henkin and J. L. Seltzer. Bloch subsequently conducted an eight year tirade, issuing vituperative pamphlets against the decision and especially attacking Rabbi Henkin. Bloch obsessively wrote to the Chief Rabbis of Israel, the Chazon Ish and others, trying in vain to have the decision overturned. Rabbi Henkin was one of the great, respected Poskim of the 20th century. After serving as rabbi in a number of Russian towns, R. Henkin emigrated to America in 1922, and soon after become the indefatigable director of the Ezrath Torah charitable organization which provided support to thousands of scholars, widows and orphans across the globe. He served in that capacity until his death in 1973.

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