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Leeser, Isaac
Discourses, Argumentative and Devotional, on the Subject of Jewish Religion.
C. Sherman and Co 1836-1841, Philadelphia. First edition of "the first anthology of Jewish sermons in America" which "marked the coming of age of the American synagogue and ministry"(Goldman). Association copy linking the two most prominent and influential figures in Jewish America and England of this era, Issac Leeser and Moses Montefiore. American Jewish lay minister, author, translator, and publisher Issac Leeser revolutionized the format of the early American Jewish sermon by preaching in English, helping to establish regular sermons as a central part of the American rabbi's work. Aspiring to make his influence international, Leeser corresponded regularly with Jewish leaders in England, most notably philanthropist and activist Sir Moses Montefiore, who played a pivotal role in the development of Proto-Zionism. (Goldman, 687; Rosenbach, 413, 479, 476; Singerman, 0632, 0748). Octavo, four volumes bound in two, original cloth, paper spine labels, from the library of Moses Montefiore with his bookplate to the pastedown of each volume. In good condition with some dampstaining and moderate toning to Volume I. Bound with Leeser's The Claims of the Jews to an Equality of Rights, as issued. A rare and desirable piece of American Jewish history.         American Jewish lay minister, author, translator, and publisher Issac Leeser's "contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism." In addition to his influence on the Jewish pulpit in the United States, Leeser became the first American Jewish publisher and produced the first J … [Click Below for Full Description]
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