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writer recalls from his youthful days in Antwerp, England, and
America, Maimon’s fame as a book collector.)
According to the latest bibliography of Rabbi Maimon’s works,
contained in a
Festschrift
on the occasion of his eightieth birth-
day (1955) by Naftali Ben-Menahem, issued by the Igud Yotzei
Bessarabiah B’Yisrael, Rabbi Maimon’s literary remains consti-
tute a rich repository of rabbinic and Hebraic literature. This
complete bibliography, dating from 1897 to 1955, comprises 458
entries, classified under the following categories:
A. Original works—42 (including 4 in Yiddish, 2 in English
translation, and 1 in Hungarian translation).
B. Edited works with introductions—17 (anthologies, jubilee
volumes, Festschriften, and periodicals).
C. Contributions to 51 Hebrew and Yiddish newspapers and
periodicals. Many of the articles were translated in Euro-
pean languages.
D. List of pseudonyms—12.
The bibliography does not include the numerous articles written
by others on Rabbi Maimon.
A select list of Rabbi Maimon’s most important books, in-
eluding some of the compilations he edited with extensive
introductions and copious notes, follows:
Ha-Bonim Ha-Rishonim
(The Early Builders);
Ar tzenu
(Our
Land);
Ha-Negidut B ’Yisrael
(Leadership in Israel);
To l edo t
Ha-Mizrachi
(History of the Mizrachi Movement);
Ha -Tz iyonu t
Ha-Dat i t V’H i tpa thu to
(Religious Zionism and Its Develop-
ment);
Hagim U’Moad im
(Feasts and Appointed Seasons);
L ’maan Tz iyon Lo Ehasheh
(For Zion’s Sake I Will Not Hold
My Peace);
Saray Ha-Meah
(Princes of the Century);
Miday
Hodesh B ’Hodsho
(Memoirs arranged according to the calendar);
Sefer Shmuel
(Rabbi Samuel Mohilever);
R a v Ha i Gaon; Sefer
Ha-Yovel L ’Benjamin Moshe Lev in; R . Yehudah Halev i ; Ra v
Saadia Gaon; Azkarah L ’Zecher Nishma t Harav Kook
(Memorial
in Remembrance of the Soul of Rabbi Kook);
Sefer Hayove l
L ’Harav Moshe Av igdor Amie l , Sefer Hagro
(Gaon of Vilna);
Hiddush Ha-Sanhedrin B’Medinatenu Ha-Mehudeshet
(Renewal
of the Sanhedrin in our New State);
Yihuse Tanna im Va-
Amora im
(Lexicon of the Sages of the Talmud); and
Sefer
Ha-Besht
(Baal Shem Tov), and many other works.
Since 1936, when Mosad Harav Kook began to function, Rabbi
Maimon’s books bore its imprimatur. The establishment of this
now famed publishing house was Maimon’s greatest religious
cultural achievement during the final quarter century of his
life. The imposing building of the Kook Foundation was near