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Jt) Mirsky, Samuel Kalman.

Published by Jerusalem: Sura., 1952
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(FT) 8vo. 332 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Rabbis - biography; Mirsky, Samuel Kalman, 1899-1967. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Mirsky (1899-1967) was a rabbinic scholar, religious Zionist, and Hebraist. He was born in Russia, and emigrated as a child with his parents to Palestine, where he received a thorough talmudic education and semikhah, at 16. After teaching for some time at various yeshivot, he graduated from the Palestine Government Law School in 1924 and settled in the United States in 1926. He began teaching at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in 1936; in 1954 he became professor of rabbinics and director of the Israel Institute at Yeshiva University. In 1942 Mirsky was appointed rabbi of the Borough Park, New York, Young Israel Congregation. He took a leading part in the work of Mizrachi and of Histadrut Ivrit of America, serving as president of the latter in 1958 and founding its Hebrew Academy and its journal Perakim, which he edited (3 vols. , 1957-63) . He also edited the Hebrew quarterly Talpioth (9 vols. , 1944-65) , the annual of the Sura Research Publishing Foundation, Sura (4 vols. , 1953-64) , which he founded, and the Morashah book series. Mirsky's main scholarly achievement lay in the publication of medieval critical texts, such as Ahai Gaon's She'iltot (4 vols. , 1959-66) . (Siblerschlag, EJ) Ex library, pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-3-1) HEBLIT1, rab4, heb2. Bookseller Inventory # 24476

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Publisher: Jerusalem: Sura.

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Hardcover

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