BEHINOT OLAM: AN INVESTIGATION OF CAUSES ARISING FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF THE WORLD, IN WHICH MAN IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED.

Xt) Jedaiah Ben Abraham Bedersi; Tobias Goodman.

Published by London, L. Alexander, 1806
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1st English Language Edition. Later paper wrappers, 12mo. 73 pages. In English and Hebrew. First written 500 years ago and translated by Rabbi Tobias Goodman into English. Jacques Judah Lyons’ copy, with his stamp at the edge of title page. Lyons [his name more commonly written as Jacques Judah Lyons] (1813–1877) "was born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813) . His parents, Judah Eleazar and Mary Asser Lyons, had emigrated to Surinam from Philadelphia in the early 1800s.Jacques began his career as a hazan in Surinam in Congregation Nevie Shalom, a synagogue founded by Spanish-Portuguese Jews. In 1836 he left for Philadelphia, his parents' home state, and was hired within a few months by Congregation Beth Shalome of Richmond, Virginia. He served Beth Shalome for two years, winning the high esteem of the congregation. In 1839, following the death of Rev. Isaac B. Mendez Seixas, he was elected Seixas' successor as minister of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York City. He married Grace Nathan, daughter of Seixas Nathan and Sarah Mendes Seixas in 1842. .During his thirty-eight years of ministry, he became highly active in Jewish welfare and advocating Orthodox Judaism. He [was].one of the founders of Jews Hospital, later renamed The Mount Sinai Hospital. Prior to 1861, and continuing to the end of his life, Jacques painstakingly gathered sources and information on United States Jewish history in the hopes of publishing his findings.His niece through marriage, Emma Lazarus, wrote the poem "Rosh Hashanah, 5638" in his memory" (SocialArchive, 2015) . SUBJECT (S) : Jewish Ethics. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Paper stained, old binding marks in gunner margin, Good condition. (BIBLE-12-14A). Bookseller Inventory # 36556

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Title: BEHINOT OLAM: AN INVESTIGATION OF CAUSES ...

Publisher: London, L. Alexander

Publication Date: 1806

Binding: Paperback

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