New York: The Bureau of Jewish Education, 1918. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. , IX, , 596pp. Original brown cloth with gold lettering on front cover. Frontispiece folding map indicating the location of the Jewish religious schools in New York City. History of Jewish education in New York and a discussion of its current status as of 1918. Includes information on the early history of Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (including a reference to a student strike in 1906 in favor of a wider curriculum than just Talmud) as well as the Jewish Theological Seminary. This study is profusely illustrated with numerous charts (many folding), illustrations, and b/w photographic reproductions. Some age-wear on binding with rubbing along spine and edges. Soiling on covers. 4.5" closed tear on frontispiece map. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall fair to good condition; interior in good to very good condition. g. Item #27987
Alexander M. Dushkin (1890-1976) served as the head of the department of research for the Bureau of Jewish Education.