TALMUDIC AND OTHER LEGENDS. FACTS AND FICTIONS FROM OLDEN TIMES — By (Rabbi) Reverend L. Weiss — 1st Edition/1st Printing, 1884 —Kabbalah, Judaism, Legends and Lore, Obscure Judaic Folk Tales, Talmudic Poetry with Author Error
Publisher: The Golden Epoch Book Print, Helena (1884)
In well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid
and tight save for light shelfwear. There is a light damp stain and previous owner's stamp on the
first blank page and front and back boards. This does not affect any other text pages. On page 63 there are ink smudges that are original printing errors. 191 pages, followed by Errata page. Dark brown embossed boards with gilt. A very rare and obscure collection of Jewish folklore and legends, with the author incorrectly titled as a reverend on the title page, instead of correctly identified as a Rabbi — oops! This error was corrected in later editions. Contents include: Origin of Shakespeare's Shylock, Beward of Hypocrities, Bitterer Than Death, Learning Better Than Gold, Hillel's Patience, How to Keep Away From the
Serpent, The Hereafter, Hanina Ben Theradion and His Martyrdom, The Wisdom and Piety of Beruiah, A Benevolent Thief, Beauty is Not Always Best, Why Israel was Chosen By G-d, Reward of Liberal Judgement, The Virtuous Woman, (Poetry), Nature Draws to Nature, and more. Please see below for more information on Rabbi Louis Weiss, the author.
Biography of Author, Rabbi Louis Weiss
Interesting Note on Errata: Author is in error labeled as a Reverend when in fact Louis Weiss was a Rabbi. This was corrected in later editions.
Selections, with commentary, from the Talmud; translated and
compiled by Louis Weiss, rabbi for the congregation in Helena, Arkansas from
1882-1884 (EJ 1906). “Louis Weiss, rabbi and scholar, was born on February 17,
1848, in Kotay, Hungary. He received his rabbinical diploma from a school in
Grosswardein, Hungary. Weiss immigrated to the United States and, in Chicago in
1876, he became a naturalized U. S. Citizen. He served as rabbi for several
congregations in the South and in Columbus, Ohio (1894); Hamilton, Ontario;
Palestine, Texas (1903-1905) and Braddock, Pennsylvania (1905-1909). Louis
Weiss died July 30, 1909." (Louis Weiss Papers, American Jewish Archives).