Secher Chaim title page, Portland, 1913
Rabbi Chaim Nasan Shohet, a distinguished Talmudic scholar, was the rabbi at Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh in Portland until 1916.
The Secher Chaim is a "responsa" in which a rabbi puts forward religious questions, then writes answers based on a wide range of sources of Jewish texts.
The cover is in Yiddish. The English portion reads: "Secher Chaim, By Rabbi H.N. Shohet, Portland, Maine, Published by the Author, Second Edition, 1913."
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