1939 Jerusalem Passover Haggadah SIGNED & AUTOGRAPHED R. Gedaliah Silverstone


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1939 Jerusalem Passover Haggadah SIGNED & AUTOGRAPHED R. Gedaliah Silverstone LANGUAGE: HEBREW VG CONDITION, CLOTH COVERS
Yudlov 3682 WITH INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR Dedication by the Author on fly.
Haggadah with polemical commentary by R. Gedaliah b. Isiah Meir Silverstone, Chief Rabbi of Washington D.C. The commentary critiques many contemporary ills and leaders. R. Silverstone was born in 5631 [1871] in Jasionowka, Poland, where his maternal grandfather was the rabbi. At the age of two, he moved to Sakot, Kovno Province, where his father served as a rabbi. R. Silverstone studied in the yeshivot in Ruzhany and Telz until 1891, when his father moved his family to Liverpool. R. Silverstone was appointed the rabbi of the Orthodox Congregation of Belfast in 5661 [1901]. He visited America in 5665 [1905] to sell his books. The following year he decided to settle there because he could not support his large family in England and he was appointed rabbi of the Combined Congregations of Washington, D.C. R. Silverstone, a popular rabbi, was on good terms with his congregants. As opposed to other American rabbis of the period, his publishing endeavors were supported by the community at large and he issued pamphlets of sermons on an almost annual basis.

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