Goldman, Joseph. Judaism And Its Traditions; The Conversion of a Hebrew Rabbi ; by Ex-Rabbi Joseph Goldman. Seattle, Washington: Stiepan & Johnson, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. pp. 79. 16mo., measuring 12.5 x 18 cm. Light green, thrice-stapled, textured card covers. Black-and-white photograph frontispiece of the author. The remarkable testimony of a Rabbi who felt compelled “to preach the Gospel of Christ”, wherein, he recounts details of his early life, his conversion of the “16th day of December” in 1913, subsequent “persecution”, and much discussion, and criticism of his Jewish faith. Light sunning to spine, and rear covers else, no other flaws to extremities, contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked. Overall, quite well-preserved; near fine. Rare in commerce. Corresponds to OCLC #48191317. Stapled Wraps.
“Can you imagine a man, a Rabbie over the Synagogue, Beit Jacove (The House of Jacob), a four-thousand-member congregration of Jews, a large income monthly, a law-writer and law-giver to the Orthodox Jewish community, a Father, a Brother, a King over his congregation, honoured by all, from the youngest to the oldest, crowned by all, Rabbi, with the greatest title of the Hebrew nation, respected by Jew and Gentile, who would change his belief and religion and follow Jesus Christ and become a curse to his nation, persecuted and condemned by his wife and children, driven out from his home, and compellted to lose all?”. (#3005) $145.00