New York: The Bureau of Jewish Education (Lipshitz Press), 1918. First edition. Hardcover. 4to. ix, 596pp. Original binding in brown cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. 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. Profusely illustrated with numerous charts (many folding), illustrations, and b/w photographic reproductions. Bent map. Wear to spine and fraying at top. Some fading on spine print. Corners lightly bumped. Slight toning to paper margins, but otherwise in good condition. g. Item #8160
Alexander M. Dushkin (1890-1976) served as the head of the department of research for the Bureau of Jewish Education.