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THE VICTORY IN SPECIAL SESSIONS. THE RELIGIOUS PROCEEDINGS IN ESSEX MARKET COURT AND IN THE COURT OF SPECIAL SESSIONS, WHICH ANTHONY COMSTOCK INSTITUTED BY CONFISCATING THE BOOK ENTITLED ‘MAASE TOLUI.’ HA-NITSAHON: DER UNGEHAYERER GROYSER ZIEG FUN YUDENTHUM IBER KRISTENTHUM . VELKHE HOBEN ARRESTIRT DI TSVAY HISTORISHE IDISHE BIKHER "MAYSEY TOLOY" UN YESHUA HANOYTSRI.
[New York]. N.D. - No Date [1895? ]. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 65 pages; 19 cm. In Yiddish with Yiddish and English title page. Singerman 4911. The first monograph defending Jewish anti-missionary publications against censorship in America. An American Jewish lawyer documents his case against infamous Post Office Inspector Anthony Comstock’s confiscation of Jewish anti-missionary material. In this work, Solomon Rosenthal criticizes Comstock’s confiscation of Shlyomsky’s [Shliomski’s] book, "Toldot Yeshu. Sefer Mayse Talui, " ‘The History of Jesus, ’ (Singerman 4931) , which Comstock saw as blasphemous and anti-Christian. Indeed, Shlyomski had noted in the book (in Yiddish) : ""Di falshkayt fun di missyonerin redners, velkhe behoyften das der foter un zohn mit zayner muter zaynen fun eyn heyligkayt, diezer seyfer ober zogt unz oys vos in heyder iz geven, ales rikhtig aroysgenumen fun eyn alter gemore Sanhedrin, velkhe eynige hundert yohr alt, durkh Mosheh Shliomski. " The notorious "Anthony Comstock (1844 –1915) was a United States Postal Inspector and politician dedicated to ideas of Victorian morality. The terms ‘comstockery’ and ‘Comstockism’ were used for his extensive campaign to censor materials he considered indecent and obscene, such as birth control information. " (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Christianity – Controversial literature. Controversial literature. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide, with locations only in coastal libraries. Wrappers are rubbed. Pages browning. Otherwise good condition. (AMR-49-46B) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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