The Jewish Encyclopedia; A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day Volume 3

The Jewish Encyclopedia; A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...She bore him many children, but their legitimacy was assailed after their father's death by the exilarch's other sons (" Ma'aseh Bostanai," several times printed under different titles; see " Benjacob," 0.0.). This legend was made known only in the sixteenth century (compare Isaac Almrsrr), but the Seder 'Olam Zutta. composed in the beginning of the ninth century, drew upon the legends of the garden and the wasp (see MAR ZCTRA II.). The name "Dara" for the Persian princess in Christian sources occurs also as that of Chosroes' daughter (Richter, "Arsaciden," p. 554, Leipsic, 1804). The legend glorifying Bostanai probably originated in Babylon, while the genizah fragment, branding all the descendants of Bostanai as illegitimate, being descendants of a slave and unworthy to fill high ofiice, comes from Palestine. This latter view is of course erroneous, as may be gathered from Hai's remark, above mentioned, for the postBostanaite house of exilarchs was not descended from the princess. It is true, however, that the Bostanaites were hated by the scholars and the pious men, probably in part because ANAN, founder of the Karaite sect, was a descendant of Bostanai (see Sherira's "Letter," ed. Neubauer, i. 33). BOSTON: Capital and chief city of the state of Massachusetts in the United States. Nothing definite is known of Jews in Boston prior to 1842. In that year there was established the first congregation, whose founder and first president was William Goldsmith. In 1843 this congregation purchased the first cemetery for Jews in East Boston. The second congregation, now known as the Temple Adath Israel, was organized in 1853. The first election of any Jew to public...show more

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  • Paperback | 598 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,052g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947010
  • 9781236947017