CATALOG 183:
GERMAN JUDAICA AND HEBRAICA

 

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Nr. 180. Jacob Ben Asher; Baruch B. Elkanah. PERUSH HA-TORAH LE-RABENU YA'AKOV BA'AL HA-TURIM. Fyorda (Fürth), 1752. 1st edition with Iturei Bikurim.

 

 

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  1. (1944 Refugee Haggadah) Bamberger, Selig; Wolf Heidenheim. SEDER HA-HAGGADA LE-LEL SIMMURIM: ERZÄHLUNG VON DEM AUSZUGE ISRAELS AUS ÄGYPTEN FÜR DIE BEIDEN ERSTEN PEßACHABENDE [REFUGEE HAGGADAH]. Basel; V. Goldschmidt, 5 [1944]. Original wraps. 8vo. 64 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted in early 1944 for Jewish refugees in Switzerland with some additional notations. In Hebrew and German in parallel columns (with diacritic vowel marks under the Hebrew, and with Yiddish translation between Hebrew). Original 1938 title page, with verso 1944 German title page: “Den jüdischen Flüchtlingen in der Schweiz; Zur Feier des [Pesakh]-Festes im Jahre 5704; überreicht vom Schweizerischen Israelitischen Gemeindebund.” (For the Jewish Refugees in Switzerland; For the celebration of Pesakh in the year 5704; presented by the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities). Copyright by Lehrberger & Co. of Frankfurt. A European-published hagada from the darkest period of the Holocaust, produced specifically for those feeling the inferno. During 1943 and 1944, the extermination camps were working at a furious rate to kill the hundreds of thousands of people shipped to them by rail from almost every country within the German sphere of influence, and by the spring of 1944, up to 8,000 people were being gassed every day at Auschwitz (USHMM, 2012). Passover 1944 began on April 8, the day that the roundups of the Jews of Carpatho-Ruthenia and northern Hungary started. On April 14, the last day of the Holiday, László Endre & László Baky (German-installed heads of the Ministry of the Interior) and Eichmann made the official decision to deport all the Jews of Hungary. With ten illustrations; an early 19th century German Orthodox Haggadah originally compiled by Wolf Heidenheim in 1822. Published for German-Jewish refugees in Switzerland under the auspices of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities, founded in 1904 to help protect the general interest of Jews in Switzerland; during the second world war, the Federation helped support the refugee community in Switzerland: “Prior to and during the Second World War, Switzerland gave refuge to about 23,000 Jewish refugees although the government decided that Switzerland would serve only as a country of transit. These Jews were protected during the Holocaust due to Swiss neutrality. The Jewish refugees, however, did not receive the financial support from the government that non-Jewish refugees received. Many more Jews were prevented from entering, effectively shutting the border.“ (Jewish Virtual Library; Switzerland). The publishers, Goldschmidt, issued an earlier printing in 1940 (listed in one library on OCLC), no copies of this issue (1944) listed in libraries on oclc. Subjects: Haggada shel Pesah. German-Jewish Refugees - Schweizerischen Israelitischen Gemeindebund. Holocaust. Wraps lightly soiled, with small tear at bottom of backstrip; light wine stains in margins, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (HOLO2-104-15) (ID #32969) $2000.00.
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  3. Zunz, Leopold. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH… [PENTATEUCH] [GERMAN-JEWISH REFUGEE BIBLE]. Basel; David-Verlag, 1943. Original Publishers cloth. 8vo. [4], 520, 340, [4] pages. 22 cm. First edition. Hebrew and German on facing pages. German-Jewish Refugee Pentateuch published in Switzerland in 1943. The Forward states, in part: “Das Wort, das dem Moses am Sinai verkuendet wurde, hielt das Volk aufrecht in gluecklichen und fast noch mehr in schweren Zeiten....Die frueheren Zentren juedische Bildung und juedischer Kultur in Europa sind zerstoert, und den wenigen, die noch frei schaffen koennen, obliegt die Pflicht, die unvergaenglichen Geistesgueter des Judentums zu neuer Geltung zu bringen....Gemaess dem Wort, das das Studium der Gotteslehre fuer groesser und wichtiger als alle uebrigen heiligen Pflichten bezeichnet, hofft der Verlag, dass die vorliegende Neuasugabe sich die Sympathie aller fest an der Thora haltenden Glaubensbrueder erringen wird.” ("The Word, which was proclaimed to Moses on Mount Sinai, has sustained the Jewish people in happy and, even more so, in hard times.... The earlier centers of Jewish learning and Jewish culture in Europe have been destroyed, and the few people who are still free to create have the duty to give the undying spirit of Judaism a new legitimacy.... As the Word states that the study of the Holy teachings is more important than all the other sacred duties, the publisher hopes that the present edition will win strong favor with all Torah-true co-religionists"). The Five Books of Moses contain Hebrew with continuous facing page German translation; Seder Ha-Haftarot (Haftaroh; selections from the books of Nevi'im - ‘Prophets’), contains separate title page, in Hebrew only. Numbered continuously in German and Hebrew throughout. With 4 pages at rear containing cantorial music notations from Haftaroh. The publisher also issued the Book of Psalms in German-Hebrew in this year, according to OCLC, they printed nothing else during the 1940-45 period. Stamped ‘Imprime en Suisse’ on first and last pages. Subjects: Bible. Pentateuch - Versions, German. Switzerland – Holocaust- Refugees. OCLC lists one copy (Natl Library Israel). Light wear to cloth, hinges starting, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (HOLO2-104-16) (ID #32970) $1500.00.
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  5. Philipson, M. LEBEN BENEDIKT'S VON SPINOSA. Braunschweig; Schulbuchh, 1790. Original stiff boards. 12mo. 120 pages. 15 cm. First edition. In German. ‘The Life of Benedict de Spinoza’. Early Haskalah biography of Spinoza. Written by “Moses Philippson, a bookkeeper, and a friend of Moses Mendelssohn, and who had received a philosophical training, was the author of ‘Das Leben Benedict von Spinoza's’ (Brunswick, 1790), and who published a ‘Gutachten über die Verbesserung des Judeneides’ (Neustrelitz, 1797) at the request of the royal electoral chancellery of justice at Hanover. “ (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. OCLC lists 11 copies, none in North America. Has not appeared at auction in the last 40 years. Light edge wear to boards, light soiling in margins, previous owners notes on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. Quite scarce. (KH-1-3) (ID #32069) $1300.00.
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  7. [Anne Frank Related] Schmiedl, Adolf Abraham. STUDIEN ÜBER JÜDISCHE, INSONDERS JÜDISCHE-ARABISCHE RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE. Wien, Herzfeld & Bauer, 1869. Original boards. 8vo. VI, 332 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Contains bookstamp of Rabbi Davin Schoenberger of Aachen (who served as chief rabbi of Aachen, Germany, from 1926 to 1938; he performed the marriage of Anne Frank's parents, as reported in his obituary in the New York Times, December 10, 1989). In German, some Hebrew throughout. “Studies in Jewish and Jewish-Arabic Religious Philosophy. ' Extensive study of medieval Jewish religious philosophy; focuses on theological discussions, Aristotelianism, Maimonides, etc. Adolf Abraham Schmiedl (1821–1914), “Austrian rabbi and scholar. Born at Prossnitz (Prostejov), Moravia, Schmiedl served as rabbi in Gewitsch, Moravia (1846–49); then as Landesrabbiner at Teschen, Silesia (to 1852) and later at Bielitz (Bielsko), Prosnitz, and Vienna. ” - 2008 EJ. Bound in original marbled boards. Subjects: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Backstrip absent, light foxing throughout, corners of boards lightly bumped, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-44-35) (ID #33770) $500.00.
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  9. [Leipzig: Commercial Law; Leipziger Juden-Ordnung]. Der Churfürstl. Sächs. Handelstadt Leipzigk Kauf- Und Handels-Recht. [Leipzig]; Christolph Günther, 1683. Boards bound with Latin missal with musical notation. 16mo. (4), 132, 4 pages. Only edition. In German. A compendium of regulations of the City of Leipzig. Of special interest are the edicts concerning Jews: "Leipziger Juden-Ordnung de anno 1682." The relationship between this city in Saxony and the Jews is an anomaly. On the one hand, Jews were banished from Saxony in 1430 - (it took three centuries for them to be readmitted to Leipzig). On the other hand, on account of the seasonal Leipzig Fair, the number of Jewish merchants present in the City would swell to the point that these visitors were formally authorized to conduct gatherings in their own prayer-rooms ("Judenschulen"). Indeed, permitted to attend the Fair were not only German Jews, but Jews of Eastern Europe as well. In the present text, Johann-Georg III, Duke of Saxony, mandates several laws concerning Jewish tradesmen and the nature of Jewish participation in the Fair. In order to attend, the Jew required attestation to his professional honesty ("ein Ehrlicher Handelsmann") (par. 1); he was forbidden to lodge in the suburbs (par. 2); and at all times, he must be in possession of his various individual passes (pars. 3-6). Also, legal-clauses are addressed to the wives, children and servants of the Jewish tradesmen visiting (pars.10-12). Of peculiar note: Jewish musicians were barred from trading altogether (par. 21). See JE, Vol. VII, pp. 673-4. Subjects: German Law. Books before 1700. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Backstrip detached. Binding very solid. Paper missal over boards torn in places and foxed. All edges lightly bumped. Pages lightly foxed around text throughout, fresh and clean otherwise. Good condition. (GER-38-46) (ID #29048) $1000.00.
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  11. Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim; Lotich, Karl. NATHAN DER WEISE EIN DRAMATISCHES GEDICHT, IN FÜNF AUFZÜGEN. No Place [Berlin Leipzig]: No Publisher [C. F. Voss], 1779. 12mo, Period Paper covered boards. (4), 276 pages. The scarce first edition, first issue with the misspelling, "Ein reichre Mann", on p. 95 line 11 of the first "Ideendrama", the first ideological idea drama. This is the dramatic plea for religious tolerance, the performance of which was forbidden by the Church shortly after its appearance. One of the main works by the most important German poets of the Enlightenment. “He [Lessing] became involved in the theological controversy due to his publication of the so-called "Wolfenbüttel fragments" of the deistic work of H. S. Reimarus. Assailed by every kind of sectarian prejudice, and prevented from answering by the government, Lessing returned to "my old pulpit, the stage", with "Nathan der Weisse" (1779), a noble plea for toleration which put his adversaries to shame. " (Printing and the Mind of Man p. 129). Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 - 1781) was one of the most important and influential German writers. He was a poet, publicist, art critic and philosopher, and his literary writings greatly influenced later German literature. He became a leading figure of German Enlightenment, and his works are renowned for their literary style, their wit and their irony, and for him the dialogue plays a central role as a means of reaching the truth. Early on Lessing showed a considerable interest in the theatre, and with his works on and within this subject, he wished to help found the development of the new German bourgeois theatre. The idea was to create something new that was not just an imitation of French theatre, and he enlivened the thoughts of Aristotle and the reception of Shakespeare in order to create the ultimate theatre. All of his thoughts and writings are governed by the idea of freedom, and thus also his thoughts on theatre; his ideas of freeing the theatre from the dominance of the French model reflects his ideas of freeing religion from the dogma of the Church. And it is this freedom that is defended in his dramatic work "Nathan the Wise". After having published a number of theoretical writings, he was forbidden to publish any more, and he worked his religious position into his dramatic work. As in his other philosophical and religious writings, he here argues against the belief in revelation and a literal interpretation of the Bible by the predominant orthodox doctrine. He defends other world religions and preaches tolerance for these. The play takes place in Jerusalem during the Third Crusade, and it is the story of bridging the gaps of the three main religions, Judaism (Nathan), Christianity (the Templar) and Islam (Sultan Saladin), -a theme that cannot be said to have lost its relevance a couple of centuries later. Nathan believes that every man lives by the religion that he has been taught by those he respects, and Nathan, the Wise, is partly modelled after Lessing's close friend Moses Mendelssohn. Wilpert/ Gühring: Lessing: 77 Some light foxing and staining as expected. Edgwear to boards, notation on title page, Good Condition in custom buckram (cloth) archival box. (SPEC-36-28) (ID #32300) $2000.00.
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  13. Tsevi Hirsh Segal Shpits. SEFER NETA SHA'ASHU'IM: ENTHALT ZITTEN LEHREN. Ofenbakh; Ha-Madpis A. Hirsh, 1832. Original Boards. 8vo. 119 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Includes Hebrew proverbs with Judeo-German translations and commentary (in Hebrew characters). Responsa by R. Zevi Hirsch b. Jacob Kara (1740-1814), noted Rabbi of Buchach. Subjects: Proverbs, Hebrew. Ethics, Jewish. Judaism - Quotations, maxims, etc. Proverbs, Jewish. OCLC lists 3 copies (Stanford, HUC, OSU), none in Germany nor Israel nor New York. Some portion of backstrip absent; pages lightly soiled and foxed; some minor tears to edges of first two pages; lightly bumped edges. Overall clean and fresh. Good condition. Scarce and important. (GER-44-39) (ID #33774) $500.00.
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  15. Elbogen, Ismar; A Freimann; Chaim Tykocinski. GERMANIA JUDAICA; BD. 1. VON DEN ÄLTESTEN ZEITEN BIS 1238. Tübingen; Mohr, 1963. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XLVIII, 559 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. In German. With fold out map. Volume one only. Printed under the auspices of the Leo Baeck Institute. Based on the original work begun in 1934 and then no more published. Vol. 1 is reprint of 1934 edition. Book 2 (encompassing 2 volumes in one) published later in 1968. Extensive survey, from the same editors as the German Encyclopedia Judaica, of the histories of specific cities and towns throughout the German speaking lands; each place listing includes an extensive bibliography of historical works offering greater detail upon each place. Subjects: Jews - Germany - History - Chronology. Cities and towns - Germany. Joden. Juden. Deutschland. Light wear to cloth, otherwise near fine. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-33-58) (ID #31964) $35.00.
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  17. Brody, Heinrich; Freimann, A. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR HEBRAEISCHE BIBLIOGRAPHIE. Vols. IV-IX. Frankfurt A. M.: J. Kauffmann, 1900-1905. Hardback, 8vo. Viii, 186, viii, 191, viii, 191, vii, 192, viii, 192, viii, 191 pages. Bound in two volumes. Complete for these volumes. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jews – bibliography; Hebrew literature – bibliography – periodicals; Hebrew philology – bibliography. Brody (1868-1942) was born in Hungary and studied at the Seminary and university in Berlin. He began publishing edition of Heberw poets in 1894, with a volume of Judah Halevi. “Brody founded the bibliographical periodical Zeitschrift fuer hebraeische Bibliographie in 1896 and published it until 1906 (from 1900 to 1906 together with A. Freimann). ” In 1912 he became head rabbi in Prague. (Habermann, EJ) Ex library, non-archival repairs to spine, water stains of first and last few pages, good condition. (BIB-4-12) (ID #19887) $450.00.
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  19. Kottek, Heiman. GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN. Frankfurt: Verlag der Jüdisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft, 1915. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 457 pages. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Kottek was a rabbi and founding member, along with the rabbis Solomon Bamberger, Jonas Bondi, Isaac Halevy, Heymann Kottek, and Moses Marx, and educator Gerson Lange, of the Jüdisch-Literarischen Gesellschaft, (Society for the Advancement of the Scientific Study of Judaism), founded in Frankfort on the Main by Orthodox Jews in 1902, the same year as the founding of the liberal Berlin Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. This society endeavored to show that properly oriented Jewish scholarship need not be in conflict with the tenets of traditional Judaism. They published a number of scholarly and popular works, of which this is one. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Usual age staining; edgewear to cover. A few pages near end have small tears to right margin. Good condition. (GER-6-15) (ID #16606) $40.00.
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  21. Philo, Of Alexandria; Flavius Josephus. BIBLIOTHEK DER GRIECHISCHEN UND RÖMISCHEN SCHRIFTSTELLER ÜBER JUDENTHUM UND JUDEN IN NEUEN UEBERTRAGUNGEN UND SAMMLUNGEN. Leipzig: O. Leiner, 1865-1872. Quarter leather, 12mo. 144, 231, xxxviii, 226, 203 pages. In German. Complete, four volumes bound in one. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history – sources. SERIES: Schriften herausgegeben vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur. 10, 12, 15, 17. Jahr: 1864-1867, 1869-1872. CONTENTS: 1. Bd. Das leben Mosis von Philo dem Alexandriner. --2. Bd. Die kleineren schriften des Falvius Josephus. --3.-4. Bd. Philo des Alexandriners gesammelte schriften. Theil. II. Philo Judaeus, or Philo of Alexandria, lived ca. 20 B. C. E. To 50 C. E. “His works are written in an exceedingly rich Greek, and show great erudition in classical literature and both classical and contemporary philosophy, a thorough training in the art of rhetoric, and a broad knowledge of general science. Philo must have obtained this education in Greek schools. Everything that has been inferred as to the sources of his Jewish knowledge remains highly hypothetical, since the existence of Jewish schools in the Diaspora of that time has not been proved. ” (Amir, EJ) Ex library. Pages tanned, board a little worn, light water stain in margins throughout, good condition. (GER-28-33) (ID #20279) $200.00.
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  23. Aronstein, Philipp. THE JEWS IN ENGLISH POETRY AND FICTION. Berlin; Schocken Verlag, 1938. Original Wraps. 12mo. 43, [1] pages. 19 cm. First edition. Jüdische Lesehefte, Nr. 29. Nazi-era publication. Edited with glossary and notes by Philipp Aronstein. Annotated selections on the literary represensation of Jews in English literature, from Shakespeare, Byron, Walter Scott, Benjamin Disraeli, and George Eliot. Part of the last publications published by Schocken Verlag in Germany. Lists Siegfried Scholem, Berlin, on last page. “Philipp Aronstein was born in 1862 in Halver. He studied philology, but his Jewish ethnicity prevented him from pursuing an academic career. He worked professionally as a teacher, publishing several articles. He was deported by the Nazis to Thereseinstadt, where he died in 1942.” - LBI. Subjects: Jews in literature. English literature - History and criticism. English literature. Jews as literary characters. OCLC lists 23 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-45-2) (ID #33808) $50.00.
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  25. Bin Gorion, Emanuel; John F Oppenheimer. LEXIKON DES JUDENTUMS. Gütersloh; Bertelsmann-Lexikon-Verlag, 1971. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 959 Columns. 25 cm. Second edition. German Language Encyclopedia of Judaism. Subjects: Jews - Encyclopedias. Jews - Dictionaries. Civilization - Jewish influences - Dictionaries. Jodendom. Light wear to edges, jacket edges tattered. Otherwise, great condition in fair jacket. (BIBLIOG-29-36) (ID #30031) $30.00.
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  27. Fränkel, David [Fraenkel]. ALIM LE-BIBLIYOGRAFYAH VE-KOROT YISRA'EL = ALIM. BLA¨TTER FÜR BIBLIOGRAPHIE UND GESCHICHTE DE JUDENTUMS [7 ISSUES; JAHRGANG 1 – JAHRGANG 3]. Wien; David Fränkel, 1934-1937. Original Wraps. 8vo. 30; 34-63; 66-95; 31; 38-56; 58-99; 21, XXIV, 32 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with some German. Periodical. Unbroken run of seven Issues: [Jahrgang 1]: Heft 1, Heft 2, Heft 3; Jahrgang 2: Heft 1, Heft 2, Heft 3-4; Jahrgang 3, Heft 1. First three issues published quarterly, inconsistent after. Periodical for bibliography and history of the Jews. Edited by David Frankel (1876-1948), itinerant scholar, bookseller and bibliographer. Address of Frankel lists Vienna, Berlin, Warsaw. Contains contributions from Aron Friemann, A. M. Habermann, A. Marmorstein, Guido Kisch, Isaac Rivkind, Simon Bernstein, Jacob Mann, Israel Elfenbein, Joshua Bloch (The Hebrew Printers of Riva Di Trento), Michael Higger, Leon Nemoy, and others; on subjects such as Hebrew Incunabula in the Vatican, Steinschneiders letters, Paris Codex 1173, 5; history of the Jews in Spain, the works of the Soncino Printers, etc. Each issue contains booksellers advertisement at rear. Includes laid in publishers advertisement. From the library of Joshua Bloch (though without identifying stamps). Subjects: Jews - History - Periodicals. Jewish literature - Bibliography - Periodicals. Hebrew imprints - Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 copies (Harvard; Natl Libr Israel; Ben Gurion; Bar Ilan). Light wear and light soiling to wraps, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-47) (ID #33786) $350.00.
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  29. Herlitz, Georg; and Bruno Kirschner, Eds. JÜDISCHES LEXIKON: EIN ENZYKLOPÄDISCHES HANDBUCH DES JÜDISCHEN WISSENS IN VIER BÄNDEN. 5 VOLUMES (COMPLETE). Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1927-1930. 1st Edition. Cloth, 4to, ca 7000+ pages. Shunami # 4. "Mit über 2000 Illustrationen, Beilagen, Karten und Tabellen....Unter mitarbeit von über 230 jüdischen Gelehrten und Schriftstellern und unter redaktioneller Mithilfe von Ismar Elbogen " [and others]. A marvelous resource. Ex-library Fred W. Lessing. The usual condition flaws are present. Internally, though, the paper and binding are excellent, and the deep blue boards and gilt lettering and design are really very nice indeed. Overall a Very Good solid attractive set. (GER-39-14) The usual condition flaws are present: 2 rear hinges are shaken, all volumes show fraying to the backstrips (the spine covering) with tears on 2 of the volumes; 1 front inside hinge is cracking. Internally, though, the paper and binding are excellent, and the deep blue boards and gilt lettering and dseign are really very nice indeed. Reparis could be made, or the set could be used as is. Overall a Good solid attractive set. (ID #7649) $500.00.
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  31. Klatzkin, Jakob. OTSAR HA-MUNAHIM HA-FILOSOFIYIM = THESAURUS PHILOSOPHICUS LINGUAE HEBRAICAE ET VETERIE ET RECENTORIS [TWO VOLUMES ONLY: KEREKH 2, PARTS 1 AND 2]. Berlin; Hotsa'at Eshkol, 1928. Original Cloth. 8vo. 329; 338 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew; with some German, and added Latin title page. Two volumes only; Kerekh 2, Pars Prima (alef-chet), Pars Secunda (tet-mem). Kerekh 2 consists of a total of four volumes; with Kerekh 1, a total of five volumes were issued (1926-1933). A philosophical dictionary, Ozar ha-munnahim ha-Pilosofiyyim (4 vols, 1928–33), which contains the terminology of medieval religious philosophers. Compiled by Jacob Klatzkin (1882–1948), “author, philosopher, and Zionist. ” - EJ 2008. “Jacob Klatzkin's Otzar ha-munahim ha-filosofiyyim. Thesaurus philosophicus linguae hebraicae (Berlin, 1928-1933) remains unsurpassed to this day. Its stated objective was to enlarge modern Hebrew vocabulary in the field of speculation and reflection by restoring to use the many terms and expressions coined by medieval Hebrew translators. The Thesaurus includes 3042 entries, some 1200 pages in four volumes, plus one volume of texts. Klatzkin read through a very large number of philosophical works in Hebrew, mainly in print but also in manuscript, and collected the philosophical terms occurring in them. His philosophical lexicon is conceived as a Thesaurus in the strict sense of the word. A typical entry for a term is constructed as follows: (i) the term (vocalized); (ii) a very brief definition (in Hebrew); (iii) equivalent terms in other languages (especially German, occasionally also English, French, Latin, or Greek); and, most importantly, (iv) significant text extracts, in which the term occurs; (v) eventually, a list of related terms to be looked up elsewhere in the Thesaurus. Where a given term has more than one meaning, its different meanings are carefully distinguished. The very judiciously and cleverly chosen text extracts make Klatzkin's Thesaurus into an exceptionally valuable research tool. For over 80 years Klatzkin's work has been the indispensable companion of any student of Jewish intellectual life. ”- Philosophic and Scientific Hebrew Terminology – PESHAT. In original attractive green cloth binding with gilt title and borders, gilt upper outer edge; book ribbons. From the library of Joshua Bloch (without identifying marks). Subjects: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy - Terminology. Hebrew language - Terms and phrases. Light shelf wear to cloth; very fresh and clean. Great condition. (GER-44-50) (ID #33789) $175.00.
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  33. Kohut, Adolf; Theodor Kutschmann. GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN JUDEN; EIN HAUSBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE FAMILIE. Berlin; Deutscher Verlag, [1898]. Original Cloth. 4to. 808, [22], XVIII pages. 27 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. 'History of the German Jews; a Housebook for the Jewish Family. ' Profusely and decoratively illustrated; illuminated initials and borders. Some color plates protected by tissue guards. Profusely illustrated with color reproductions of paintings by Th. Kutschmann; with color and black and white reproductions of art work such as paintings, drawings, woodcuts, etchings, etc. Decorative initials in various colors throughout. Contains “a vast amount of historical and biographical material, somewhat unsystematically put together and not always reliable, but, nevertheless, valuable. They are of particular interest because of the great number of photographs and other illustrative matter, brought together for the first time, from sources either unknown or not readily accessible. ” - JE 1906. Adolph Kohut (1848–1917) “was a journalist, author, and biographer. He was born in Mindszent (Hungary). He studied briefly at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau and wrote critically of his experiences in his Memoiren eines juedischen Seminaristen (1870). Kohut was the editor of several important German papers. In 1884, when he was the editor of Berliner Zeitung, he was expelled from Prussia for writing articles attacking Chancellor Bismarck; five years later Kohut was pardoned. He was a prolific writer, producing several hundred articles, monographs, and books on subjects ranging from studies of Heine, Herder, Feuerbach, Van Humboldt, and Frederick the Great to music and theater reviews, to the history of the Jews in Germany, including Moses Mendelssohn und seine Familie (1886), Geschichte des deutschen Juden (1899), and Beruehmte israelitische Maenner und Frauen (2 vols, 1901). He married the prima donna of the Dresden opera, Elizabeth Manstein. In 1892 he was knighted by Emperor Francis Joseph for contributions to literature. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Jews - History - 70- Jews - Germany. Internal hinges previously rebacked with tape. Institutional marks on rear of title page only, wear to backstrip, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (GER-43-43) (ID #33631) $60.00.
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  35. Kohut, Adolph. BERUEHMTE ISRAELITISCHE MAENNER UND FRAUEN IN DER KULTURGESCHI CHTE DER MENSCHHEIT. LEBENS- UND CHARAKTERBILDER AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART. EIN HANDBUCH FUER HAUS UND FAMILIE. (FIRST VOLUME ONLY). Leipzig, A. H. Payne, 1901. 1st Edition. Large 8vo, 431, 431 pages. Cloth with gilt lettering. Shunami #2614 "Mit zahlreichen Portraets und sonstigen Illustrationen" Excellent resource. Corners bumped, otherwise very good condition. (GER-41-26) (ID #31140) $100.00.
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  37. Kohut, Adolph. BERUEHMTE ISRAELITISCHE MAENNER UND FRAUEN IN DER KULTURGESCHI CHTE DER MENSCHHEIT. LEBENS- UND CHARAKTERBILDER AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART. EIN HANDBUCH FUER HAUS UND FAMILIE. 2 volumes (complete). Leipzig, A. H. Payne, 1901. 1st Edition. 1/2 Leather, Large 8vo, 431, 431 pages. 432 pages each Volume Shunami #2614 "Mit zahlreichen Portraets und sonstigen Illustrationen" Excellent resource. Ex-library. Edges rubbed. Volume II missing spine, inner-pages clean, overall very good conditon. (GER-41-27) Heavy wear to boards & spine. Dampstain to bottom edge. (ID #31141) $200.00.
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  39. Levy, Jacob. CHALDÄISCHES WÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DIE TARGUMIM; UND EINEN GROSSEN THEIL DES RABBINISCHEN SCHRIFTTHUMS. Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1867-1868. Original quarter calf. 4to. 430; 596 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In German and Aramaic. Two Volumes in one, complete. 'Chaldaic Dictionary of the Targum and a great part of the Rabbinic Writings. ' Jacob Levy, (1819–1892), rabbi and lexicographer. “Levy's first major work was the Chaldaeisches Woerterbuch ueber die Targumim und einen grossen Teil des rabbinischen Schrifttums, 2 vols. (1867–68). For this work the Prussian government awarded him the title of 'professor. ' A second monumental work, Neuhebraeisches und chaldaeisches Woerterbuch ueber die Talmudim und Midraschim (4 vols, 1876–89), is of particular importance because of the comparative study of its quotations: various versions from different manuscripts are given, explained, and translated. Both dictionaries were annotated by the Leipzig Arabist H. L. Fleischer. In 1924 the second of the two works was republished by L. Goldschmidt in a revised and enlarged version. Levy was the outstanding scholar of his time in the field of talmudic and rabbinical lexicography, and his successors, including Alexander Kohut, the author of Arukh ha-Shalem, based their scholarship on his work. ” - 2008 JE. Bound in quarter calf and boards; raised bands and gilt on calf; outer edges marbled, marbled endpages. From the Library of Joshua Bloch, but without identifying marks. Subjects: Aramaic language - Dictionaries - German. Hebrew language - Dictionaries - German. Aramaic language. Hebrew language. Light soiling and foxing through, minor rubbing to calf, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-44-49) (ID #33788) $70.00.
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  41. Otto Harrassowitz. BIBLIOTHECA JUDAICA-HEBRAICA-RABBINICA PINCZOWER-PORGES (BUCHER-KATALOG 431-436, complete set). Leipzig, Otto Harrassowitz, 1932. 1st Edition. Cloth, Period Cloth & paper. 755, xxx pages. In German with some Hebrew. All 6 catalogs of the six-catalog set, 1-5 bound together and 6 in its original wrappers. Bucher-katalog, 431-436. Katalog 431, Judaica, teil I; Katalog 432, Judaica, teil II; Katalog 433, Hebraica et rabbinica, teil I; Katalog 434, Hebraica et rabbinica, teil II; Katalog 435, Hebraica et rabbinica, teil III; Katalog 436, Judaica, teil III. Includes a "Verzeichnis der hebräischen Druckstätten des 15. Und 16. Jahrhunderts. " Shunami #281. Porges' "important library contained many incunabula and rare books, which were dispersed and sold through book dealers" (EJ, 1971, 13: 904). Some light edgewear to wrappers, paper browning but solid with a few closed tears, but still nice. Previous owner's bookplate on inside cover. Good Condition. (SPEC32-10) (ID #27747) $125.00.
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  43. Otto Harrassowitz. BIBLIOTHECA JUDAICA-HEBRAICA-RABBINICA PINCZOWER-PORGES. Leipzig, Otto Harrassowitz, 1931. 1st Edition. Cloth, Cloth, 8vo, 758 pages; In German. Katalog 431, Judaica, teil I. (1 of 6 catalogs issued for this sale). Shunami #281. Porges' "important library contained many incunabula and rare books, which were dispersed and sold through book dealers" (EJ, 1971, 13: 904). Wear to covers and edges, otherwise good ++ condition (GER-41-32) (ID #31878) $30.00.
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  45. Prijs, Joseph. DER BASLER TALMUDDRUCK 1578-1580. Olten-basel-lausanne, Urs Graf-Verlag, 1960. Paper Wrappers, Large 4to, 39 pages. 1 of 150 special numbered pre-printings of this section from Prijs' DIE BASLER HEBRAEISCHEN DRUCKE. (This is number 90) Includes bibliographic descriptions of 45 printings, plus a useful overview and 13-page forward. A wonderful book. (BIBLIOG-32-5) Very Good Condition. (ID #31649) $45.00.
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  47. Schubert, Ursula; Kurt Schubert. JÜDISCHE BUCHKUNST [ERSTER TEIL]. Graz, Austria; Akademische Druck- U. Verlagsanstalt, 1983. Publishers cloth. 4to. 159, 72 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In German. Jewish Book Art; Volume One. The second volume was published in 1993. An extensive study of Hebrew illustrated manuscripts. Includes 72 full page plates, 24 in color. Written by two major figures in post-war central Europe Jewish Studies, Kurt Schubert (1923-2007) founder of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Vienna University, and Ursula Schubert (1927-1999) an assyrologist and art historian. “The year 1978 brought a major exhibition curated by the Schuberts and held at the Castle of Halbturn, in Burgenland, Austria. The exhibition, entitled Judentum im Mittelalter, was in part dedicated to Hebrew manuscript painting of the Middle Ages, and the contribution by the two scholars to the catalogue summarized their methodology and conclusions of the past years. The work on Hebrew manuscript painting finally led to the publication of two survey volumes on Jewish book art. The first, published in 1983, was co-authored by Ursula and Kurt, and discussed medieval manuscripts; the second, on early modern books, was written entirely by Ursula and appeared in 1992 (later translated into Hebrew). ” (Kurt and Ursula Schubert – In Memoriam) Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Manuscripts, Hebrew - History. Joodse boeken. Illustraties. Joden. Great condition in great jacket. (ART-20-12) (ID #30624) $55.00.
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  49. Steinschneider, Moritz. DIE HEBRAEISCHEN UEBERSETZUNGEN DES MITTELALTERS UND DIE JUDEN ALS DOLMETSCHER [BAND 1 ONLY; ALLGEMEINES. I. PHILOSOPHIE]. Berlin, Kommissionsverlag Des Bibliographischen Bureaus, 1893. Original cloth and marbled boards. 4to. XXXIV, 500 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In German; with Hebrew. Subtitle: Ein Beitrag zur Literaturgeschichte des Mittelalters, meist nach handschriftlichen Quellen. "Gekrönte Preisschrift der Académie Française. " "Gedruckt in 300 Exemplaren [und] 20 auf Velin. " Volume one only, encompassing the general philosophical literature (two volume set consisted of 1077 pages; volume two consisted of mathematics, medicine, miscellaneous, and name register). Moritz Steinschneider (1816–1907), “father of modern Jewish bibliography, among the founders of the 'Science of Judaism' (Wissenschaft des Judentums ). … Die hebraeischen Uebersetzungen des Mittelalters und die Juden als Dolmetscher (1893), his magnum opus containing a wealth of information based on manuscripts and printed sources in many languages about the transmission of philosophy and the sciences throughout the Middle Ages. It also shows how classical Greek knowledge reached Europe and Western culture through the intervention of Arabic and Hebrew writers. ” - EJ 2008 “One of his most important original works is 'Die Hebräischen Uebersetzungen des Mittelalters und die Juden als Dolmetscher: Ein Beitrag zur Literaturgeschichte des Mittelalters, Meist nach Handschriftlichen Quellen, ' Berlin, 1893. As the author states in his preface, the first plan of this monumental work goes back as far as 1849. Having become conscious, while writing his article on Jewish literature for Ersch and Gruber's 'Allgemeine Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste' (1844-47), of the lack of sources on the influence of foreign works on Jewish literature, he determined to supplement the monographs of Huet, Jourdain, Wüstenfeld, and Wenrich on the history of translations by one having the Neo-Hebrew literature as its subject. In 1880 the Institut de France offered a prize for a complete bibliography of the Hebrew translations of the Middle Ages; Steinschneider won it with two monographs written in French in 1884 and 1886. His 'Uebersetzungen' is an enlarged translation into German of these two French monographs. ” - 1906 JE. From the library of Joshua Bloch (though without identifying marks). Subjects: Literature, Medieval - Translations into Hebrew. Hebrew literature - Translations from medieval literature. Literature, Medieval - Bibliography. Philosophy - Bibliography. Medicine - Bibliography. Mathematics - Bibliography. Literatur. Ubersetzung. Bibliographie 500-1500. Light pencil marks on title page; light wear to cloth; otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-44-51) (ID #33790) $100.00.
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  51. Steinschneider, Moritz. MANNA. Berlin, J. Rosenberg, 1847. Softcover, 12mo, 114 pages, 18 cm. In German. Contents: Parabeln, Erzahlungen, Makamen u. dgl. -- Kleinere Gedichte, Epigramme, Gnomen -- Erlauterungen und Parallelen -- Notzien uber Schriftsteller und Schriften. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry -- Translations into German. German poetry -- Translations from Hebrew. Translations from medieval Hebrew writers. Cover title. Steinschneider (1816-1907), was the "father of modern Jewish bibliography, among the founders of the "Science of Judaism" (Wissenschaft des Judentums ). Born the son of the Talmud scholar Jacob Steinschneider and Hani Zadek-Weizenkorn in Prossnitz, Moravia, Steinschneider received his early education in his native town, where he was influenced by his uncle Gideon Brecher. He also attended a Christian school and studied music, an interest he maintained throughout his life. Steinschneider's literary output was tremendous; his bibliography contains more than 1,400 items. His main lifelong interest was the study of the relationship between Jewish and general cultures, especially during medieval times. Steinschneider spent most of his life in the pursuit of his great scholarly projects, but he also wrote some lighter belletristic and journalistic works. He also commented - though rarely - on the major contemporary events of his day and for a while was actively involved in a society founded by his friend Abraham Benisch, the aim of which was the promotion of Jewish resettlement in Erez Israel. He withdrew from the group in the early 1840s and later assumed a very negative attitude toward political Zionism" (Schmelzer in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-14-3) (ID #25811) $135.00.
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  53. Steinschneider, Moritz. DIE ARABISCHE LITERATUR DER JUDEN: EIN BEITRAG ZU LITERATURGESCHICHTE DER ARABER, GROSSENTEILS AUS HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN QUELLEN. Frankfurt A. M.: Kauffmann, 1902. Later Cloth. 8vo. LIV, 348, 32 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. 'Arabic Literature of the Jews: A contribution to Arabic literary history, in large part from manuscript sources. ' “Another of Steinschneider's major works, Die Arabische Literatur der Juden (1902), lists all of the Jewish authors who wrote in Arabic and includes detailed biographies and bibliographies. ” - 2008 EJ. “Very interesting and highly characteristic is Steinschneider's philosophic testament in the preface to his 'Arabische Literatur der Juden, ' in which he who laid the main foundation of the study of Jewish literature and history did not hesitate, at the age of eighty-six, to formulate an agnostic 'confession de foi. '” -1906 JE. From the library of Joshua Bloch (without identifying marks). Subjects: Arabic literature - Jewish authors. OCLC lists 19 copies. Later cloth lightly soiled; internally very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-52) (ID #33791) $200.00.
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  55. Wallich, Moses. Translated by Ruben Beatus. Mit einem vorwort von Prof. Dr. Aron Freimann. DIE FABELN DES KUHBUCHES IN ÜBERTRAGUNG. Berlin, 1926. Hardcover, 8vo, Berlin [Leipzig], Druck der offizin W. Drugulin], 1926.Hardbound, large 8vo, xvi, 97, 108 pages. 30 cm. "Übertragung von dr. R. Beatus." Published with a facsimile reproduction (Berlin, 1924) of an edition of the author's SEFER MESHOLIM, issued in Frankfurt am Main, 1697, and loaded with period woodcuts from the fables. This book was issued by the Soncino Gesellschaft der Freunde des jüdischen Buches, "a society of book-lovers founded in Berlin in 1924...[and] limited to 800 members....Its productions, distinguished by their elegance of format and their pleasing new type-faces, were issued exclusively for private circulation and included, beisdes regular volumes, a bibliographical journal and periodicalbulletins [called] Soncino Blaetter....The rise of the Nazi regime in Germany forced the society into liquidation in 1934." (Universal Jewish Ency, 1943, 9: 647). This title is quite scarce, even more so than other Soncino Gesellschaft editions which were limted to runs of 800 copies, so, presumably, fewer than that number were issued of this work (or, at least, no more than that). Flyer for upcoming title from the Gesellschaft laid in. Subjects: Fables, Hebrew -- Translations into German. Other titles: Kuhbuch. (BIB-7-35) Spine chipped at top and bottom as often found. Hinges just a bit shaken, gilt design flaked from front (again, as often found), but a good, clean, attractive copy overall. (ID #10442) $400.00.
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  57. Zedner, Joseph, editor and translator. AUSWAHL HISTORISCHER STÜCKE: AUS HEBRÄISCHEN SCHRIFTSTELLERN VOM ZWEITEN JAHRHUNDERT BIS AUF DIE GEGENWART: MIT VOKALISIRTEM TEXTE, DEUTSCHER UEBERSETZUNG UND ANMERKUNGEN, FÜR THEOLOGEN UND HISTORIKER, SO WIE ZUM GEBRAUCH IN HÖHEREN JÜDISCHEN. LEHRANSTALTEN. Berlin: von Veit, 1840. Cloth; 8vo. X, 292 pages. Gilt lettering on spine. Hebrew and German on opposite pages. Annotated. Zedner was librarian of the Hebrew division of the British Museum, London from 1845 until 1869. SUBJECT: Hebrew literature. Hebrew language-Readers. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Bound with: Kirsch, Georg Wilhelm, and Georg Heinrich Bernstein. CHRESTOMATHIA SYRIACA CUM LEXICO. DENUO EDIDIT GEORGIUS HENRICUS BERNSTEIN. PARS PRIOR: CHRESTOMATHIA EX CODICIBUS MANUSCRIPTIS EMENDATA ET AUCTA. Leipzig: Carol. Cnobloch, 1832. Cloth; 8vo. Xxxii, 226 pages. Volume I of a two-volume set. Gilt lettering on spine. In Latin and Syriac. Annotated. SUBJECT: Syriac language -- Readers. Bound With "Auswahl Historischer Stücke. " Signed on front and back flyleaf "Isaiah Sonne. " Sonne was "a scholar of penetrating insights, able to extract underlying historical theories from seemingly trivial details....[who] discovered a number of hitherto unknown works and documents. He bequeathed his collection of books and manuscripts to the Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, which published a memorial volume in his name in 1961." (Jerucham Tolkes in EJ). Edges worn; corners bumped. Boards and backstrip previously rebacked with tape. Institutional stamps on endpages. Interior very nice; binding tight. In good condition for its age. (GER-42-44) (ID #15574) $125.00.
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  59. Zeitlin, William. |[KIRYAT SEFER]: BIBLIOTHECA HEBRAICA POST-MENDELSSOHNIANA. BIBLIOGRAPHISCHES HANDBUCH DER NEUHEBRÄISCHEN LITTERATUR SEIT BEGINN DER MENDELSSOHN'SCHEN EPOCHE BIS ZUM JAHRE 1890. NACH ALPHABETISCHER REIHENFOLGE DER AUTOREN MIT BIOGRAPHISCHEN DATEN UND BIBLIOGRAPHISCHEN NOTIZEN NEBST INDICES DER HEBRÄISCHEN BÜCHERTITEL UND DER CITIRTEN AUTORENNAMEN. [VOL 1 ONLY; A-M]. Leipzig; KF Koehler, 1891. Publishers cloth. 8vo. IV, 248 pages. 22 cm. Second edition. In German and Hebrew, with some notes in English and Latin. First volume only, letters A-M. Catalog of modern Hebrew works (1789-1890). Compiled by William Zeitlin, a “Russian scholar and bibliographer; born at Homel, government of Moghilef, about the middle of the nineteenth century. He is known especially as the author of Kiryat Sefer, ’ or ‘Bibliotheca Hebraica Post-Mendelssohniana’ (Leipsic, 1891-95), a bibliographical dictionary of modern Hebrew literature from the beginning of Mendelssohn's epoch until 1890. The compilation of this work occupied Zeitlin for twenty years. He made extensive use of Benjacob's ‘Otsar ha-Sefarim’ and of Fürst's ‘Bibliotheca Judaica, ’ and visited Wilna and Warsaw, the centers of the Hebrew book market, as well as many university cities—as Königsberg, Berlin, Geneva, and Paris—from the libraries of which he gathered additional material for his work. The ‘Kiryat Sefer’ indexes not only works in book form, but also important periodical articles, biographical sketches, and scientific essays, in addition to giving biographical notes on several authors. Zeitlin had previously prepared an index of works written on the Jewish calendar, in which he enumerates seventy-seven Hebrew works; this index was published by Hayyim Jonah Gurland in ‘Yevreiski Kalendar’ (St. Petersburg, 1882). In the ‘Zeit. Für Hebr. Bibl. ’ (ix. 3-4) Zeitlin has recently published an alphabetical list of anagrams and pseudonyms of modern Hebrew writers; and he is a contributor to several Hebrew periodicals, writing mostly biographical articles. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Bound in original quarter leather and boards. Subjects: Hebrew literature - Bibliography. Jews - Bio-bibliography. Includes stamp of Rabbi Hymen Ezra Cohen, and bookstamp of Rabbi David H. Panitz. Edges of cloth bumped, leather rubbed, with top and bottom panels on spine absent, internally very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLIOG-33-57) (ID #31963) $75.00.
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  61. Zirndorf, Heinrich. ISAAK MARKUS JOST UND SEINE FREUNDE. EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTURGESCHICHTE DER GEGENWART. Cincinnati: Bloch; Leipzig, New York: B. Westermann & Co, 1886. Cloth, 12mo. 241 pages. Decorative endpapers. In German. "Verzeichnisz der Jost'schen schriften, " p. [225]-228. Frontispiece engraving of Dr. Jost. Zirndorf was a German rabinnical scholar and poet, who eventually immigrated to the United States and became a professor at Hebrew Union College and a Cincinnati rabbi. While still in Germany he had made the personal acquaintance of Isaak Markus Jost. Jost was a German historian and prolific author with an abiding interest in pedagogy and the upbringing of orphans. (JE) Singerman 3510. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Ex-library with bookplate on inside front cover and stamps. Light wear to spine. Good + condition. (HEB-7-9) (ID #16134) $225.00.
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  63. [Yitshak Elhanan Spektor] Aronzohn, Eliezer Hilel Ben Yitshak Ayzik, Ha-Kohen. SEFER EREZ BA-LEVANON: KOLEL DERUSH 'AL DEREKH MUSAR HASKEL UVE-TOKHO RATSUF HESPED 'AL... YITSHAK ELHANAN SPEKTOR.... Frankfurt De- Main; Bi-Defus A. Slovattski, 1896. Period Boards. 8vo. 31 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Funeral Eulogy for Isaac Elhanan Spektor (1817-1896) “rabbi, leader of traditional Jewry in Russia, halakhic authority, and supporter of the Hibat Tsiyon (Love of Zion) movement. Yitshak Elhanan Spektor served as rabbi in various communities in the Russia Empire, the most important of which was Kovno in Lithuania (1864–1896) ” - Yivo Encyclopedia. “He corresponded with the leading rabbis of western Europe, and was the anonymous friend who induced Samson Raphael Hirsch to write 'Ueber die Beziehung des Talmuds zum Judenthum. ' In his later years he was revered by the Jews of Russia; and his death caused mourning in Orthodox communities throughout the world. ” - 1906 JE. Contains the bookstamp of Rabbi Benzion Eisenstadt (bookstamp is in Hebrew and English). Subjects: Eulogies. Jewish funeral sermons. Spektor, Isaac Elhanan, 1817-1896. OCLC lists 8 copies. Outer edge of binding fragile and chipped; aged, with light soiling throughout. Good condition. (GER-44-46) (ID #33785) $225.00.
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  65. Agus, Irving Abraham. RABBI MEIR OF ROTHENBURG, HIS LIFE AND HIS WORKS AS SOURCES FOR THE RELIGIOUS, LEGAL, AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF GERMANY IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY [TWO VOLUMES; GIFT INSCRIBED TO RABBI ROBERT LEHMAN]. Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1947. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXXIII, 749 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Complete in two volumes. Gilt inscription on cloth of both volumes, “Presented to Rabbi Robert Lehman”. On first endpage of volume one, contains finely written dedication, dated 5 Adar 11, 5719, from the Jewish Community Center of Paramus. Robert Lehman, a refugee from Nazism, served as Rabbi in New York and New Jersey, as well as in Vienna. Rabbi Lehman was a former president of the New York Association of Reform Rabbis and the American Federation of Jews from Central Europe. He served on national committees of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and on the executive committee of the World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. Bibliography: v. 2, p. 703-719. Both a biography of Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg, a collection of his responsa translated from manuscripts, and a history of Jewish life in thirteenth century Germany. Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg (c. 1215–1293), teacher, scholar, tosafist, and supreme arbiter in ritual, legal, and community matters in Germany. Subjects: Responsa. Responsa - 1040-1600. Jews - Germany. Meir ben Baruch, of Rothenburg, approximately 1215-1293. Light soiling to cloth, light chipping along backstrip, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-53) (ID #33641) $100.00.
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  67. Arnhold, Johanna. EIN GEDENKBUCH, EDUARD ARNHOLD. Berlin; J. Arnhold, 1928. Original quarter leather. 4to. 318, [5] pages. 28 cm. First edition. In German. Commemoration Book for Eduard Arnhold. Frontispiece portrait; with five tipped in photographs of Eduard Arnhold. Arnhold (1849-1925) was a Berlin businessman, philanthropist, and art patron; he was appointed by Kaiser Wilhelm as the first and only Jew to the Prussian Herrenhaus (Chamber); he was offered a title of nobility, but refused. Contains the bookplate of Paul Wallich (1882–1938), who was a German banker and son of the banker Hermann Wallich. Subjects: Arnhold, Eduard, 1849-1925. OCLC lists 22 copies. Rear board previously covered in archival tape, heavy rubbing to leather spine; hinges shaken, previously repaired with tape; institutional stamps on bottom and top outer edge and on rear of title page. Otherwise clean and fresh. Fair condition. (GER-43-7) (ID #33594) $100.00.
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  69. Bal Shem Tov) Guenzig, Ezriel. RABBI ISRAEL BAAL-SCHEM: DER STIFTER DES CHASSIDISMUS, SEIN LEBEN UND SEIN LEHRE. Brünn: Jüdischer Buch- & Kunstverlag, 1908. Original Wraps. 8vo. 70 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. Rabbi Israel Baal Shem, the founder of Hasidism: his life and teaching. A biography of the Baal-Shem Tob, written by Rabbi Israel Gunzig (1868-1931), Rabbi in Loschitz. Contains extracts from the tales of the Baal-Shem. Attractively printed. Subjects: Chassidisme. Ba`al Shem Tov, approximately 1700-1760. OCLC lists 27 copies. Light wear and light soiling to wraps; previous owners name in pencil on title page; overall clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-43-15) (ID #33602) $65.00.
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  71. Bin Gorion, Rahel Ramberg; Bin-Gorion, Emanuel. GEDÄCHTNISSCHRIFT ZUM ZEHNTEN TODESTAGE VON MICHA JOSEF BIN GORION, 18. NOVEMBER 1931. Berlin; Morgenland-Verlag, 1931. Original Wraps. 8vo. 81 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Limited edition, number 159 of 250. Commemorative volume for Micha Josef Bin Gorion. Bibliography of Bin Gorion's works: p. 72-79. Compiled and written by his son Immanuel Bin-Gorion (1903–1987), “writer and translator, was born in Breslau. In 1936 he settled in Tel Aviv where he served as director of Bet Mikhah Yosef (a municipal library based on his father's collection). His writings in Hebrew and German include essays, literary criticism, and studies of folklore. He edited and published his father's writings. ” - 2008 EJ. Micha Josef Berdyczewski (Later: Bin-Gorion) (1865–1921), “Hebrew writer and thinker. Born in Medzibezh, Podolia, Berdyczewski was the descendant of a line of Chasidic rabbis. … Berdyczewski wrote more than 150 Hebrew stories, many in Yiddish, and several in German. These stories deal with two central subjects: life in the Jewish towns of Eastern Europe in the last decades of the 19th century and the life of the Eastern European Jewish students in the cities of Central and Western Europe. … One of the most seminal figures in both modern Hebrew literature and Jewish thought, Berdyczewski exerted a subtle yet crucial influence upon many readers after the turn of the century because he embodied, both in his personality and in his writing, the painfully ambivalent attitudes toward both traditional Judaism and European culture shared by many Jewish intellectuals. Characteristically, Berdyczewski rebelled against his religious background, but could never completely reject it. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph, 1865-1921 - Bibliography. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light soiling to wraps, previous owners name in pencil on endpages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (GER-44-30) (ID #33765) $200.00.
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  73. Büchler, Sigmund. DIE LEBENSGESCHICHTE DES RABBI JUDA ASZÓD, 5556-5626. Dunajská Streda; Armin Weisz, 1933. Later wrappers, with original wraps bound in. 8vo. 79 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. In German, with some Hebrew. 'The Life History of Rabbi Judah Aszod'. Written by Sigmund Buchler, Chief Rabbi of Albert-Irsa. This edition published in Dunajska Streda, now part of Southern Slovakia. First edition published 1901, Budapest. Yehudah Aszod (1796–1866), “rabbi and halakhic scholar. A leading figure in the Hungarian Orthodox rabbinate during the mid-nineteenth century, Yehudah Aszód achieved renown both as an expert halakhic adjudicator and as an outspoken opponent of educational and religious reform. Unlike some of his younger Hungarian contemporaries, however, Aszód did not promote a uniformly strict and antimodernist approach. Instead, he exemplified a more pragmatic and less doctrinaire Hungarian Orthodoxy than that which later became the norm. Toward the end of his life, he also gained a reputation as one who possessed great mystical abilities. ” -Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. Subjects: Rabbis - Slovakia - Dunajská Streda. Rabbis - Hungary - Pest. Aszod, Judah ben Israel, 1794-1866. OCLC lists 14 copies. Original Wraps show heavy wear, repaired to edges and reattached to with tape, but later wrappers, on the outside, are good. Light soiling internally, lightly bumped corner, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (GER-43-2) (ID #33589) $100.00.
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  75. Hirsch, Siegfried; Walter Roth; S Shoham; Salli Hirsch; Oskar Wolfsberg. YITSHAK FOIRING = ISAAK FEUERRING: 26. DEZEMBER 1889-26. DEZEMBER 1937. Tel-Aviv; Haaretz Press, 1938. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 46, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German, one page in English. With frontispiece portrait of Isaak Feuerring. A memorial book for Isaak Feuerring (1889-1937) with essays - in Hebrew and German - celebrating various biographical aspects to his life; Feuerring was a German Zionist, his legacy was left to help construct Moshav Beit Yitzhak-Sha'ar Hefer, founded in 1939, consisting mostly of German-Jewish Zionist refugees. Subjects: Jews - Ukraine - Biography. Zionists - Ukraine - Biography. Feuerring, Isaak, 1889-1937. OCLC lists 7 copies. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-108-42) (ID #31804) $40.00.
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  77. (Kuznitzky, Alfred & Alfred Goldschmidt) B'Nai B'Rith. Grossloge Fur Deutschland. GEDENKBLÄTTER FÜR DIE BRÜDER EHRENVIZEGROßPRÄSIDENT HUGO KUZNITZKY GROßSEKRETÄR ALFRED GOLDSCHMIDT. Berlin, Grossloge Fur Deutschland VIII U. O. B. B, 1934. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo; 38 pages; Includes 2 photos. Contributions & speeches by E. Finkel, Ludwig Holländer, Leo Baeck, Dr. Jacobsohn, Sch. Lisa Lacobsohn, Kurt Walter Goldschmidt, J. R. Schindler, Dr. Erich Stern, Fritz Goldschmidt, etc. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Light wear, Very Good Condidion. (GER-42-9) (ID #9589) $50.00.
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  79. Various. FESTSCHRIFT FÜR LEO BAECK: ZUM 25. JAHRESTAGE SEINER TÄTIGKEIT AN. Berlin, Schocken Verlag, 1938. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 181 pages. Port. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, "Festschrift for Leo Baeck on the 25th Anniversary of his work at the School of Jewish Studies." "Baeck (1873-1956) was a German rabbi, religious thinker and leader of Progressive Judaism." (EJ) CONTENTS: "Chazor in den Briefen von Tell el-Amarna," Eugen Täubler; "Zu Motivproblemen in der Bibel," Moses Sister; "Die Stilmittel im Deuteronomium," Gustav Ormann; "Der Minhag der Bibel im Spiegelbild des Talmuds," Alexander Guttmann; "Die Uberlieferung von Hillel," Ismar Elbogen; "Zur Analyse des Mischnatraktates Middot," Arthur Spanier; "Bibel und klassisches Altertum im englischen Hochmittelalter," Hans Liebeschütz; "Der Dekalog in Josef Albos dogmatischem System," Max Wiener; "Vom ontologischen Gottesbeweis," Hans Friedländer; "Schaffen und Schöpfung als rechtliche Kategorien," Friedrich Caro; "Zur Erklärung einiger jüdischer Namen," Jechiel Fischer; "Zur Herkunft des altsemitischen Alphabets," Ernst Grumach; "Zur Frage der Bildung des arabischen Elativs," Franz Rosenthal. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Semitic philology. Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST-1-23) (ID #27115) $65.00.
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  81. Krochmal, Abraham. HA-KETAV VEHA-MIKHTAV: LE-TORAH NEVI'IM U-KHETUVIM... VE-NISPAH LO PERUSH U-VE'UR KATSAR VE-TARGUM ASHKENAZ = HAKSAW WEHAMICHTOW; ODER, SCHRIFT UND URSCHRIFT: EINE ZUR BIBELERKLÄRUNG WICHTIGE ALTE HANDSCHRIFT, WELCHE DER SAGE NACH IDENTIFICIRT WIRD, MIT. Lemberg: Druk Fun Karl Budvayzer, 1875. Original Boards. 12mo. 239, VIII pages. 18 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German. Inscribed by Abraham Krochmal in 1882 at rear. A serious and extensive polemic with other bible critics; prefaced with one of the most strange, preposterous, and satirical tales, wherein Ha-Ketav Veha Mikhtav is none other than the most ancient manuscript of the Torah, pre-existing the Masoretic textual changes, found under a rock in Miedzybor, in the possession of Baruch Spinoza and secretly copied by the 'Rabbi Adam Baal Shem', and published here for the first time. Abraham Krochmal (1817? /1823? -1888? /1895? ) Galician philosopher and writer: in “'Ha-Ketab weha-Miktab' (Lemberg, 1875) he engaged in Biblical criticism with a boldness that called forth the attacks of the Orthodox… As a critic he exerted great influence on the Hebrew reading public, and was perhaps the most eminent Biblical critic in Hebrew.” - 1906 JE. “Krochmal was a radical and rather unsystematic thinker. Strongly influenced by Spinoza, to whom he devoted his Evenha-Roshah (1871), by Kant, and, above all by his father [Nachman Krochmal], he saw in Judaism an ethico-cultural idea which had undergone a long historical development. The loss of statehood and diasporal existence was an important element in this development; but fundamental ethical and religious principles, such as the belief in one God, the love of one's neighbor, and the self-perfection of man, were preserved. Krochmal rejected the dogmatism of the medieval religious philosophers but recognized the sanctity of ritual and commandments as a means of moral education. At the same time he pleaded for reform. In his Bible and Talmud studies, too, he adopted a critical stance. He was the first to recognize Spinoza as the fountainhead of textual criticism of the Bible. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677 - Apologetic works. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, Textual. OCLC lists 10 copies. Light wear to boards, pages lightly soiled and lightly foxed throughout, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-20) (ID #33826) $375.00.
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  83. Strauss, Leo. Die Religionskritik Spinozas Als Grundlage Seiner Bibelwissenschaft; Untersuchungen Zu Spinozas Theologisch-Politischem Traktat. Berlin; Akademie-Verlag, 1930. Clothbound. 8vo. XII, 288 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Original blue cloth with gold gilt lettering on cover and spine. Title translates as: “Spinoza’s Critique of Religion as the basis of Spinoza's biblical Science; investigations of Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise. ” This first published work of Leo Strauss, the renowned German-Jewish political philosopher, is dedicated to an examination of Spinoza’s ideas; Strauss identifies Spinoza as part of the tradition of Enlightenment rationalism that eventually produced Modernity, and argues that Spinoza and his works mark the beginning of Jewish Modernity. Subjects: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Tractatus theologico-politicus. Political Theory. Theology. Religion. Covers lightly soiled, slight wear on endpage and a faded stamp, possibly ex-libris, on the title page. Edges lightly soiled, but pages fresh and clean. Very good + condition. A beautiful copy (GER-33-46) (ID #28841) $300.00.
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  85. Mendelssohn, Moses; & Johann Caspar Lavater. EIGHT TRACTS OF THE LAVATER-MENDELSSOHN CONTROVERSY, 1770-1771. Berlin; 1770-1771. Later Paper Wrappers, 12mo. 14; 68; 16; 48; 112; 132; 68; 64; pages. 17 cm. All First edition. Collection of the major letters of the 1770 Lavater Controversy: Mendelssohn and Lavater became engaged in an ongoing controversy rooted in religious perceptions, the two reconciled after several years. Each booklet contains original title page (various publishers, 1770; final item 1771); starting with the (A) “Zueignungs-Schreiben des Herrn Lavaters in Zürich an Herrn Moses Mendelssohn in Berlin”, Lavater’s dedicatory epistle of his translation of Bonnet, publicly challenging Mendelssohn to refute the book publicly, which began the controversy; followed by (B) “Schreiben an den Herrn Diaconus Lavater zu Zürich” (Mendelssohn’s response); followed by (C) “Gedanken über die Zumuthung Lavaters an Moses Mendelssohn ein Christ zu warden” (Lavater’s reply); followed by (D) “Schreiben an den Herrn Moses Mendelssohn über die Lavaterische und Kölbelische Angelegenheiten gegen Herrn Mendelssohn” (Kolbele’s first attck); followed by (E) “Schreiben an den Herrn Diaconus Lavater zu Zürich” (Hesse’s letter); followed by (F) “Zweytes Schreiben an Herrn Moses Mendelssohn insonderheit über den ehemahligen Mendelssohnischen Deismus” (Kolbe’s second attack, charging Mendelssohn as a deist); (G) “Antwort an den Herrn Moses Mendelssohn zu Berlin” with, finally the 1771 (H) “Rede bey der Taufe zweyer Berlinischen Jsraeliten so durch Veranlassung der Lavater und Mendelsohinschen Streitschriften zum wahren Christenthum übergetreten. Samt einem kurzen Vorberichte” by Lavater. Subjects: Judaism - Apologetic works. Lavater Controversy. Less than 18 copies of each of the Lavater letters on OCLC; in some cases OCLC lists only a single one of these letters. Light foxing in margins on a few pages throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. All Very good + condition. Price is for each title; please indicate which you are requesting. (KH-1-7, A-H) $600.00
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  87. Mendelssohn, Moses. MORGENSTUNDEN ODER VORLESUNGEN ÜBER DAS DASEYN GOTTES. Berlin; Bey Christian Friedrich Voss Und Sohn, 1786. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. 12mo. [14], 328, XLII pages. 16 cm. Enlarged edition. In German. Morgenstunden, oder Vorlesungen über das Dasein Gottes [Morning Hours, or Lectures on the Existence of God]. Towards the end of his life, Mendelssohn “set forth his own fundamental metaphysical beliefs and to refute pantheism. He did this in the lectures which he delivered for his children, for the two Humboldts, and for others, and which appeared under the title ‘Morgenstunden oder Vorlesungen über das Dasein Gottes’ (Berlin, 1785; second enlarged edition, ib. 1786; translated into Italian, Triest, 1843; into Hebrew, Königsberg, 1845). ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) An attractively bound copy, with marbled boards, gilt border tiles on spine, raised bands, red dye outer edges, and title page vignette of Lessing. Subjects: God - Proof, Ontological. Theism. Truth. Light rubbing to extremities of boards, gilted title rubbed out on backstrip, otherwise fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-9) (ID #32075) $275.00.
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  89. Mendelssohn, Moses. MOSES MENDELSSOHNS PHILOSOPHISCHE SCHRIFTEN [TWO VOLUMES IN ONE]. Carlsruhe; Verlag Der Schmiederischen, No date (1780). Contemporary marbles boards. 12mo. XXIV, 278; 283 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Meyer 114. In German. Moses Mendelssohn’s Philosophic Writings: Volume 1, “Briefe über die Empfindungen” (Letters on Sentiments), which contains a philosophy of the beautiful, and which forms the basis of all philosophic-esthetic criticism in Germany. Volume 2, “Rhapsodie, oder Zusätze zu den Briefen über die Empfindungen” (Rhapsody or additions to the Letter on sentiments), wherein Mendelssohn expands his notion of “mixed sentiments. ” Bound in marbled boards, with “Empfindungen I & II” cloth and gilt pastedown on spine. Subjects: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Modern - 18th century. Aesthetics. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to outer edges, light rubbing to boards, minor penciled notes on endpages, last page ripped at bottom, not affecting text; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-8) (ID #32074) $350.00.
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  91. Mendelssohn, Moses. DIE PSALMEN. Berlin; Bey Friedrich Maurer, 1783. Full calf. 12mo. XII, 354 pages. 18 cm. First Edition. In German. Marbled endpages with engraved vignette on title and at end. The Book of Psalms, translated into German by Moses Mendelssohn, was the result of ten years of work, completed shortly after his masterful translation of the Pentateuch into German, which caused a stir of denunciation amongst both conservative Rabbis and Gentiles of the time. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Early printed books - 1783. Covers loose, with backstrip missing, but signatures and binding well intact. Very light foxing throughout; in remarkably clean condition. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-5-10) (ID #28596) $400.00.
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  93. Desoi, Mosheh [Moses Mendelssohn]. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: IM PERUSH RASHI VE-TARGUM ONKELOS: VE-TARGUM ASHKENAZI U-VE'UR: VE-TIKUN SOFRIM: VE-HAFTAROT VE-HAMESH MEGILOT [BOOK THREE ONLY OF 5: LEVITICUS]. Fyorda; Be-Vet Uvi-Defus... Itsak Ben David Tserndorf, 1802. Original full calf. 8vo. [316] pages. 25 cm. Sixth edition. In Hebrew, with translation in German in Hebrew characters. Sefer Vayikra (Book of Leviticus). Volume three only of the five books of the Hebrew Pentateuch published by David Tsendorf in Furth in 1800-1802, edited by Isaac Premsla and Moses Mendelssohn, with Rashi's commentary, and German translation in Hebrew characters in corner margins of text. Includes separate title page for Haftorot. “Moses Mendelssohn (Moses ben Menahem-Mendel; abbreviated RaMBeMaN); German Philosopher, translator of the Bible, and commentator; the 'third Moses, ' with whom begins a new era in Judaism. He was called also, after his birthplace, Moses Dessau, with which name he signed his Hebrew and Judæo-German letters; born at Dessau Sept. 6, 1729; died at Berlin Jan. 4, 1786.” (1906 EJ) Mendelssohn's “translation of the Pentateuch is worthy of more than a passing notice. It had a special importance in that it not only aroused an esthetic interest in literature on the part of those who read it, but also paved the way for a more general use of High German among the Jews of Germany, among whom it may be said to have introduced a new literary era. Mendelssohn undertook the work for the instruction of his own children; but upon the advice of Solomon Dubno, consented to its publication on condition that Dubno should write a commentary explaining the reasons why Mendelssohn chose his various renderings. A specimen, 'Alim li-Trufah, ' was edited by Dubno (Amsterdam, 1778), and aroused the liveliest interest on the part of Christians as well as of Jews. It was natural that it should also evoke strenuous opposition, especially on the part of those Jews who feared that the reading of High German would cause the Jewish youth to neglect their Hebrew studies. Foremost in this opposition were the rabbis Ezekiel Landau (d. 1793) of Prague, Raphael ha-Kohen (1722-1803), of Hamburg, Altona, and Wandsbeck, Hirsch Janow (1750-85) of Fürth, and Phineas Levi Horwitz (1740-1803) of Frankfort-on-the-Main. In June, 1799, the proposed translation was put under the ban at Fürth. It was also forbidden in some cities of Poland, and is said even to have been publicly burned. An additional ban was laid upon it by Raphael ha-Kohen. Work on it was, however, continued with the assistance of Solomon Dubno, Hertz Homberg, and Aaron Jaroslav. Dubno became frightened at the continued opposition, and retired, forcing Mendelssohn himself to do an additional share of the work. Though the translation was in High German, it was printed in Hebrew characters under the title, with a Hebrew commentary or 'biur, ' the commentaries of Rashi, etc, and an introduction by Naphtali Hertz Wessely. It appeared in parts—Genesis, Berlin, 1780; Exodus, ib. 1781; Leviticus, ib. 1782; Numbers and Deuteronomy, ib. 1783—and has often been republished both in German and in Hebrew characters. ” (1906 JE). Moses Mendelssohn Bibliographie nr. 253. Attractive title page illustration, printed on rag paper. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – Commentaries. 1800. Hebrew. Biurist. Mendelssohn. OCLC lists 17 copies. Boards loose; leather backstrip absent, light tear to corner of title page, minor edge wear, some stains throughout, overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (RAB-56-17) (ID #32634) $75.00.
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  95. Hensel, Sebastian. DIE FAMILIE MENDELSSOHN 1729-1847. NACH BRIEFEN UND TAGEBÜCHERN. COMPLETE IN2 VOLUMES. Berlin: Behr, 1891. 7th Printing. Original Publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine, 8vo, ix, 383, 400 pages. “Mit 8 Portraits, gezeichnet von Wilhelm Hensel 2. Durchges. Aufl. ” The letters are for the most part by Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel. Contents: - Moses Mendelssohn -- Joseph und Nathan Mendelssohn -- Die Töchter Moses Mendelssohns -- Abraham Mendelssohn-Bartholdy -- Wilhelm Hensel -- Die Schweizer Reise -- Leipzigerstrasse No. 3 -- Felix in England 1829 -- 1830-1834 -- Gustav Peter Lejeune Dirichlet -- Das Jahr 1835 -- 1836-1839 -- Italien -- Neapel bis Berlin -- 1841. Hier sind wir denn vorerst ganz still zu Haus -- Die Jahre 1842 und 1843 -- Reise- und Heimathbriefe -- Wiedersehen in Italien. Chip to bottom of Vol I spine, otherwise Very Good Condition, a very attractive set. (GER-42-35) (ID #33563) $55.00.
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  97. Mänzer, Fritz. ACHDUSS: ODER VON MENDELSSOHN BIS LÖB. Frankfurt A. Main: Gebrüder Knauer, [1923]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 30 pages. 22 cm. Edition. In German. 'Achdus (Unity) from Mendelssohn to Lob. ' Treatise on Mortiz Loeb and the influence of Moses Mendelssohn. From the Association of Orthodox Jews in Germany. Subjects: Judaism - Germany. Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786 - Influence. Loeb, Moritz A, 1875-1950. OCLC lists three copies (HUC, Deutsche Natl Biblio; Natl Libr Israel). Small tear to wrap, light soiling throughout, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (GER-43-33) (ID #33621) $75.00.
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  99. Mendelssohn, Moses. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH... MEGILOT SEFER SHEMOT (EXODUS) ONLY, OF 5 VOLUMES. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David Tserndorf, 1802. Original boards. 8vo. [400, 52] pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Sefer Shemot. Moses Mendelssohn's commentary on the Pentateuch, with his translation into Judeo German (German printed in Hebrew characters). Originally published in five volumes; volume two, Sefer Shemot, only. Contains: Shemot & errata list & list of subscribers, preface by Shelomoh Dubno & Dubno’s “Tikun sofrim” & Haftarot & Megilat Ester & Targum sheni & Seder ha-Tefilah. Attractively printed on ragpaper. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1800; Bible; O. T.; Pentateuch; Judeo-German; 1800.; Haftarot; Hebrew.; 1800.; Haftarot; Judeo-German; 1800; Bible; O. T.; Five Scrolls; Hebrew; 1800; Bible; O. T.; Five Scrolls; Judeo-German; 1800; Tikun sofrim. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Back board absent, front board lightly rubbed, backstrip absent, lightly bumped edges, light soiling in margins, overall clean. Fair condition. (Heb-35-12) (ID #32547) $75.00.
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  101. Mendelssohn, Moses. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH... SEFER DEVARIM (DEUTERONOMY) ONLY, OF FIVE. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David Tserndorf, 1803. Original boards. 8vo. [5], 177, 20 leaves. 24 cm. In Hebrew. Sefer Devarim only. Moses Mendelssohn's commentary on the Pentateuch, with his translation into Judeo German (German printed in Hebrew characters). Originally published in five volumes; volume five only, Sefer Devarim, only. Contains: Devarim & list of subscribers, errata list & preface by the printer Itsak ben David Tserndorf & Haftarot & Megilat Ekhah & Megilat Kohelet & Seder ha-Tefilah. Attractively printed, with blue rag paper title page and first few leaves, bound in half calf and marbled boards. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1800; Bible; O. T.; Pentateuch; Judeo-German; 1800.; Haftarot; Hebrew.; 1800.; Haftarot; Judeo-German; 1800; Bible; O. T.; Five Scrolls; Hebrew; 1800; Bible; O. T.; Five Scrolls; Judeo-German; 1800; Tikun sofrim. OCLC lists 6 copies. Boards and leather rubbed, lightly bumped edges, light soiling in margins, overall very fresh and clean. Good condition. (Heb-35-13) (ID #32548) $75.00.
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  103. Ottensoser, David; Moses Mendelssohn. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: 'IM PERUSH RASHI VE-TARGUM ONKELOS, VE-TIRGUM ASHKENAZI, U-VE'UR VE-TIKUN SOFRIM. COMPLETE. 1823. Original full calf. 4to. Various paginations. 26 cm. In Hebrew, with Judeo-German (German translation in Hebrew characters). Second edition. Moses Mendelssohn's 'Derech Selulah' (The Pentateuch, Haftorot, and five scrolls, in five volumes) with Targums and German translation in Hebrew characters, the commentary of Rashi, and the commentary of Maimonides, Moreh nevukhim. Five volumes complete, each volume has engraved titlepage, printed on ragpaper; Sefer Bereshit (Genesis), Sefer Shemot (Exodus), Sefer Vayikra (Leviticus), Sefer Bamidbar (Numbers) and Sefer Devarim (Deuteronomy). Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch - Commentaries - 18th century. Pentateuch. Yiddish. 1823. Bible. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1823. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Rear board absent from Sefer Vayikra, all boards loose on each volume, backstrips absent; internally clean and fresh. Other than boards; good condition. (Heb-31-17) (ID #32545) $600.00.
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  105. Mendelssohn, Moses. MOSES MENDELSSOHNS PHILOSOPHISCHE SCHRIFTEN. Carlsruhe, Schmieder, 1780. Contemporary marbles boards. 12mo. XXIV, 278; 283 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Meyer 114. In German. Two volumes in one. Moses Mendelssohn’s Philosophic Writings: Volume 1, "Briefe über die Empfindungen" (Letters on Sentiments), which contains a philosophy of the beautiful, and which forms the basis of all philosophic-esthetic criticism in Germany. Volume 2, "Rhapsodie, oder Zusätze zu den Briefen über die Empfindungen" (Rhapsody or additions to the Letter on sentiments), wherein Mendelssohn expands his notion of "mixed sentiments. " Moses Mendelssohn (Moses ben Menahem, acronym RaMbeMaN, or Moses of Dessau; 1729–1786), philosopher of the German Enlightenment in the pre-Kantian period, early Maskil, and a renowned Jewish figure in the 18th century. ” -EJ 2008. Subjects: Philosophy, Modern - 18th century. Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. OCLC lists 25 copies. Backstrip absent, previous owners writing on endpage, light foxing throughout. Overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-35) (ID #33623) $200.00.
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  107. Mendelssohn, Moses. MOSES MENDELSSOHNS PHILOSOPHISCHE SCHRIFTEN [TWO VOLUMES IN ONE]. Carlsruhe; Verlag Der Schmiederischen, No date (1780). Contemporary marbles boards. 12mo. XXIV, 278; 283 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. Moses Mendelssohn’s Philosophic Writings: Volume 1, “Briefe über die Empfindungen” (Letters on Sentiments), which contains a philosophy of the beautiful, and which forms the basis of all philosophic-esthetic criticism in Germany. Volume 2, “Rhapsodie, oder Zusätze zu den Briefen über die Empfindungen” (Rhapsody or additions to the Letter on sentiments), wherein Mendelssohn expands his notion of “mixed sentiments. ” Bound in marbled boards, with “Empfindungen I & II” cloth and gilt pastedown on spine. Subjects: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Modern - 18th century. Aesthetics. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to outer edges, light rubbing to boards, some foxing, a beautiful copy with original raised bands and leather spine labels. Very Good + Condition. Lovely! (KH-1-8A) (ID #32268) $200.00.
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  109. Mendelssohn, Moses. SEFER ZEMIROT YISRAEL: KOLEL SEFER TEHILIM (COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES). Ofenbakh: Al Yede Ha-Madpis Avraham Ben Hirsh Segal, 1824 - 1825. Half leather, Hardcover, 44, 70, 68, 42, 38, 82 pages 5 volumes in two, 8vo, 20 cm. In Hebrew and German in Hebrew characters (Judeo-German). SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1824.; Bible.; O. T.; Psalms.; Yiddish.; 1824.; Zemirot Yisrael. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Harvard, Stanford, Baltimore Hebrew Univ, Gratz Col, Texas at Austin, Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom). Volume 1-2 missing backstrip, leather rubbed off of front cover. Some stained pages to Volumes 1-2. Volume 3 - 5 solid, tight binding. Good condition. (music-1-2) (ID #24176) $400.00.
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  111. Mendelssohn, Moses. edited by Bruno Strauss. MOSES MENDELSSOHNS SÄMMTLICHE WERKE. COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES [BOUND IN 3] ERSTER THEIL: BRIEFWECHSEL MIT JOHANN KASPAR LAVATER; ZWEITER THEIL: MANASSEH BEN ISRAEL - RETTUNG DER JUDEN – AUS DEM ENGLISCHEN ÜBERSETZT, NEBST EINER VORREDE. DRITTER THEIL: JERUSALEM ODER ÜBER RELIGIOSE MACHT UND JUDENTHUM. VIERTER THEIL: MORGENSTUNDEN: ODER, VORLESUNGEN ÜBER DAS DASEYN GOTTES. FÜNFTER THEIL: GELEHRTER BRIEFWECHSEL ZWISCHEN MOSES MENDELSSOHN, D. JOHANN JACOB REISKE UND GOTTHOLD EPHRAIM LESSIN. Rödelheim; J. Lehrberger, 1828-30. Publishers marbled boards. 24mo. 96; 144; 194; 273, XXXI, [3]; 288 pages. 13 cm. In German. Rare 1828 pocket edition of the collected works of German-Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, father of the Jewish Enlightenment and a proponent of the Emancipation. Contents include: Mendelssohn’s Correspondence and controversial debate with the Swiss pastor Johann Kaspar Lavater concerning the doctrines of Christianity; his preface to the translation of “Vindiciae Judaeorum, ” written so as to refute critics of emancipation; and in response to the polemics concerning his preface, he wrote “Jerusalem, ” his important treatise on religious tolerance and the separation of Church and State. "Jerusalem, " on its appearance, met with little favor, yet Kant, then at the zenith of his reputation, called it an "irrefutable book" and regarded it as "the proclamation of a great reform, which, however, will be slow in manifestation and in progress, " and which, as he wrote Mendelssohn, "will affect not only your nation, but others as well. " Also includes his famous “Morgenstunden” [“Morning Hours: Lectures on God’s Existence”] wherein Mendelssohn refutes his last opponent Jacobi and sets forth his own fundamental metaphysical beliefs with his understanding of Spinoza and Lessing's "purified" ("geläutert") pantheism. This series of lectures usually held "in the morning hours" was delivered to his oldest son, his son-in-law, for the two Humboldts, and for others. Also included is the collected “Erudite Correspondence” between Moses Mendelssohn and his lifelong friend Gotthold Ephraim Lessing; includes correspondence with Johann Jacob Reiske, and an introduction by Karl Gotthelf Lessing. Originally published 1789; an excellent literary source in relation to the later “pantheism controversy” with Jacobi. (Jewish Encyclopedia 1906). Beautifully typeset, printed on fine ragpaper, bound in original marbled boards. Subjects: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. OCLC lists 5 copies (UCLA, Ben Gurion Univ, HUC, Washington Univ, Univ Chicago). Lightly bumped outer boards, backstrip rebacked. Pages very lightly foxed, overall clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-40-20/21/22) (ID #29413) $750.00.
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  113. Zunz, Leopold. LITERATURGESCHICHTE DER SYNAGOGALEN POESIE. Berlin, 1865. Berlin: Louis Gerschel, 1865. 3/4 Leather 8vo. Xii, 666. First edition. In German. Leopold Zunz "was the man who symbolized the 'Science of Judaism'; he was the first to lay down a detailed program for it, and his works were the first which in practice contained the methods of research which it was to adopt. By his idealism and humanistic fervor and by his ambition to introduce the Jewish cultural heritage into general humanism by and through scientific study of Judaism, Zunz became the symbol of the whole of the 'Science of Judaism. '" (Benzion Dinur, EJ) Literaturgeschichte der synagogalen Poesie marks the conclusion of Zunz's pioneering efforts in the field of synagogue poetry. The work, based on research of 500 manuscripts, records the history of the paytanim and their works up to 1540. His intention was to present an internal history of this literature, but he did not achieve the fulfillment of this plan. His bent for bibliography and research was stronger than his talent for giving form to historical concepts. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Judaism -- Liturgy. Previous owner's signature on title page. missing backstrip. Wear to leather. Solid, tight binding. Speckled design on text block. Very good condition. (ger-15-62dw) (ID #24767) $200.00.
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  115. Zunz, Leopold. TORAH NEVI'IM KETUVIM. DIE VIER UND ZWANZIG BÜCHER DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFT: NACH DEM MASORETISCHEN TEXTE. Berlin: Veit, 1837. Cloth, 8vo. Iv, 815, 14 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- German. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Zunz (1794-1886), born and educated in Germany, was a well-known historian. An heir to European Enlightenment, he was a founded of the idea of the "Science of Judaism. " In that vein, he fruitlessly hoped that Jewish studies would be taught in universities as a regular academic discipline, and that he'd be able to do the teaching. He believed that Jewish literature and learning was part of the broader scope of human affairs, including the sciences, and should not be shut up merely in discussions of religious matters. For his seventieth birthday, a foundation was set up to fund Zunz's and other similar scholarship. He continued to work until 1874, when his wife's death left him seriously depressed. (Glatzer, EJ) BAckstrip absent. Very light foxing. Clean and fresh. good condition. Scarce. (GER-42-33) (ID #33561) $300.00.
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  117. Zunz, Leopold. ZUR GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR. Berlin: Veit Und Comp, 1845. Hardcover, 8vo. Viii, 607 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish literature - history and criticism; Hebrew literature - history and criticism; Manuscripts, Hebrew - bibliography; Printing - Czech Republic - Prague - history; Printing, Hebrew. CONTENTS: Die jüdische Literatur. --Zur Literatur des jüdischen Mittelalters in Frankreich und Deutschland. --Bibliographisches: Daten-Bestimmungen. Sammlungen und Verseichnisse. Drucker und Drucke von Mantua (a. 1476 bis 1662) Druckereien in Prag. Annalen der hebräischen Typographie von Prag (1513-1657) --Das Gedächtniss der Gerechten. --Die jüdischen Dichter der Provence. --Geschichte der Juden in Sieilien. --Münzkunde. --Berichtigungen und Nachträge. --Verzeichniss der benutzten handschriftlichen hebräischen Werke. --Register der Personennamen. Zunz (1794-1886), born and educated in Germany, was a well-known historian. An heir to European Enlightenment, he was a founded of the idea of the "Science of Judaism. " In that vein, he fruitlessly hoped that Jewish studies would be taught in universities as a regular academic discipline, and that he'd be able to do the teaching. He believed that Jewish literature and learning was part of the broader scope of human affairs, including the sciences, and should not be shut up merely in discussions of religious matters. For his seventieth birthday, a foundation was set up to fund Zunz's and other similar scholarship. He continued to work until 1874, when his wife's death left him seriously depressed. (Glatzer, EJ) Former owner's signature on title page. Edges tanning,light staining to some pages, marginalia. Very good condition. (SPEC-7-5A) (ID #24688) $300.00.
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  119. Elbogen, Dr. Ismar. BRIEFE VON LUDWIG MARKUS AN LEOPOLD ZUNZ. Breslau, Stefan Muenz. Paper wrappers, Light wear, few edge chips to cover, Good+ Condition; Large 8vo; 15 pages; Offprint from the MONATSCHRIFT FUER GESCHICHTE UND WISSENSCHAFT (GER-42-8) (ID #3416) $30.00.
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  121. Zunz, Leopold. DIE SYNAGOGALE POESIE DES MITTELALTERS. Frankfurt am Main: J. Kaufmann Verlag, 1920. Cloth, 8vo. 584 pages. In German. First edition. With an introduction by Prof. Dr. A. Freimann. Includes German and Hebrew indexes. SUBJECT(S): Jewish religious poetry - history and criticism; Judaism - liturgy; Jews - liturgy and ritual - Selihot. CONTENTS: Psalmen. --Leiden. --Piut, Selicha. --Selicha-Dichter. --Zwei neuere Jahrhunderte. --Beilagen, 26 Nummern. --Zwei Verzeichnisse. Zunz (1794-1886), born and educated in Germany, was a well-known historian. An heir to European Enlightenment, he was a founded of the idea of the "Science of Judaism." In that vein, he fruitlessly hoped that Jewish studies would be taught in universities as a regular academic discipline, and that he'd be able to do the teaching. He believed that Jewish literature and learning was part of the broader scope of human affairs, including the sciences, and should not be shut up merely in discussions of religious matters. For his seventieth birthday, a foundation was set up to fund Zunz's and other similar scholarship. He continued to work until 1874, when his wife's death left him seriously depressed. (Glatzer, EJ) Ex Libris of Alfred Gottschalk. Title page scuffed, about half the pages color faded. Otherwise very good condition. (GER-41-34) (ID #32430) $125.00.
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    ZACHARIAS FRANKEL

     

     

  123. Frankel, Z, Ed. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR DIE RELIGIÖSEN INTERESSEN DES JUDENTHUMS. Complete in 3 volumes. Berlin: M. Simion, 1844-45. Cloth ; 8vo. 363, 488, 488pages. Marbled boards. In German. Complete in 3 volumes. Only edition. Monthly review and a platform for Frankel's opinions on Reform. Among other innovations he believed that the messianic belief, which expressed the "pious wish for the independence of the Jewish people" was of importance for the survival and development of Judaism, and that it brought a new spirit and vigor into the life of German Jews, even though "they already had a fatherland which they would not leave. " Dr. Zacharias Frankel (1801-1875), was born in Prague. After receiving a talmudic education under Bezalel Ronsburg, he studied philosophy, natural sciences, and philology in Budapest (1825-30). In 1831 the Austrian government appointed him district rabbi (Kreisrabbiner) of Leitmeritz (Litomerice), and he settled in Teplitz (Teplice) where he was elected local rabbi. He was the first Bohemian rabbi with a secular academic education and one of the first to preach in German. In 1836 he was called by the Saxon government to Dresden to act as chief rabbi. The publication of his study on the Jewish oath (see below) led to its abolition in several German states. He declined a call to Berlin in 1843, mainly because the Prussian government would not meet his stipulations (complete legal recognition of the Jewish faith-until then merely "tolerated; " denial of support to missionary activities among the Jews, etc. ). In 1854, after having actively advocated its establishment, Frankel became director of the newly founded Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar at Breslau, where he remained until his death. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Boards detached; backstrips missing. Light age staining. Good condition. Scarce and important. (gero-1-1) (ID #15634) $750.00.
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  125. Frankel, Z. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR DIE RELIGIÖSEN INTERESSEN DES JUDENTHUMS. VOL II, 1845 (ONLY). Berlin: M. Simion, 1845. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 196 pages. In German. Periodical ran 1844-1846. SUBJECT (S): German language. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings, spine cover mostly missing, occasional spots throughout text. About Good condition. (GER-15-10) (ID #18791) $125.00.
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  127. Frankel, Zacharias. MEVO HA-YERUSHALMI = INTRODUCTIO IN TALMUD HIEROSOLYMITANUM. Breslau; Schletter'sche Buchhandlung, 1870. Original Cloth. 8vo. Viii, [316] pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Introduction to the Palestinian Talmud. Added title page: Introductio in Talmud Hierosolymitanum. Added title page: Einleitung in den Jerusalemischen Talmud. Cover title in Hebrew and Latin, back cover in German. Latin title page lists Vratislaviae; Schletter (H. Skutsch), as place of publishing. The second published book in Hebrew by Zecharias Frankel, a “German theologian; born at Prague Sept. 30, 1801; died at Breslau Feb. 13, 1875. Frankel was the founder and the most eminent member of the school of historical Judaism, which advocates freedom of research, while in practical life it upholds the authority of tradition … Frankel's studies in the history of Talmudic literature had convinced him that the neglect of the Palestinian Talmud was a serious drawback in the critical investigation of the development of Talmudic law. To this field he determined to devote the remainder of his life. In 1870 he published his introduction to the Jerusalem Talmud under the title 'Mebo ha-Yerushalmi' (Breslau). Subjects: Talmud Yerushalmi - Introductions. Talmud. Hebrew - Introductions. Talmud. Hinges split, but still solid. Light soiling to cloth; light soiling internally. Overall very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-44-57) (ID #33796) $300.00.
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  129. Frankel, Zacharias. UEBER DEN EINFLUSS DER PALÄSTINISCHEN EXEGESE AUF DIE ALEXANDRINISCHE HERMENEUTIK. Leipzig; J. A. Barth, 1851. Original Cloth. 8vo. 254 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German, with Greek and Hebrew. 'The influence of the Palestinian Exegesis on the Alexandrian Hermeneutics'. It “was his object to show that the exegesis of the Alexandrian Jews, and with it that of the early Church Fathers, was dependent on Talmudic exegesis. In this investigation he became a pioneer, and many of his disciples followed him with similar investigations, not only of the Septuagint, but also of the Vulgate and of the Peshitta” - JE 1906. Zecharias Frankel (1801-1875) “was the founder and the most eminent member of the school of historical Judaism, which advocates freedom of research, while in practical life it upholds the authority of tradition, Frankel was, through his father, a descendant of Vienna exiles of 1670 and of the famous rabbinical Spira family, while on his mother's side he descended from the Fischel family, which has given to the community of Prague a number of distinguished Talmudists. ” - 1906 JE. Printers error on last page: numbered '354'. Subjects: Bible. Old Testament. Greek - Versions - Septuagint. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Bible. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament. Front hinge repaired; light foxing throughout; very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-9) (ID #33596) $145.00.
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  131. Frankel, Zacharias, 1801-1875. VORSTUDIEN ZU DER SEPTUAGINTA. Leipzig; F. C. W. Vogel, 1841. Original quarter leather and marbled boards. 8vo. XX, 275 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. 'Preliminary Studies on the Septuagint. ' In “his first studies on the Septuagint, Vorstudien zu der Septuaginta (1841), he tried to show that traces of the Palestinian halakhah could be found in the Greek translation of the Bible” - EJ 2008. It “was his object to show that the exegesis of the Alexandrian Jews, and with it that of the early Church Fathers, was dependent on Talmudic exegesis. In this investigation he became a pioneer, and many of his disciples followed him with similar investigations, not only of the Septuagint, but also of the Vulgate and of the Peshitta”. - 1906 JE. Zacharias Frankel (1801–1875), “rabbi and scholar. Frankel was born in Prague. After receiving a talmudic education under Bezalel Ronsburg, he studied philosophy, natural sciences, and philology in Budapest (1825–30). In 1831 the Austrian government appointed him district rabbi (Keiserrabbiner) of Leitmeritz (Litomerice) and he settled in Teppliz (Teplice) where he was elected local rabbi. He was one of the first rabbis to preach in German and express by that his positive attitude towards modernity and social integration of Jews within general society and culture. In 1836 he was called by the Saxon government to Dresden to act as chief rabbi. The publication of his study on the Jewish oath led to its abolition in several German states. He declined a call to Berlin in 1843, mainly because the Prussian government would not meet his stipulations (complete legal recognition of the Jewish faith – until then merely 'tolerated'; denial to support to missionary activities among Jews, etc. ). In 1845 he attended the second conference of Liberal rabbis in Frankfurt and advocated there a much more moderate-conservative approach than most of the participants to the issue of required reform in Judaism. He withdrew from the conference and broke his ties with Liberal rabbis once his direction was rejected and the conference adopted the idea of promoting both prayers and sermons in German rather than in Hebrew. In 1854, after having actively advocated its establishment, Frankel became director of the newly founded Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar (Jewish Theological Seminary) at Breslau, where he remained until his death. ” - EJ 2008. Attractively bound in marbled boards, quarter calf with gilt title. Subjects: Bible. Old Testament - Concordances, Greek. Bible. Old Testament. Greek - Versions – Septuagint. Hinges of boards starting; light foxing throughout, overall very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-44-34) (ID #33769) $40.00.
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    ABRAHAM GEIGER

     

     

  133. Geiger, Abraham. URSCHRIFT UND UEBERSETZUNGEN DER BIBEL IN IHRER ABHÄNGIGKEIT VON DER INNERN ENTWICKELUNG DES JUDENTHUMS. Breslau, 1857. Breslau: Julius Hainauer, 1857. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 500 pages. First edition. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Abraham Geiger "was a rabbi, son of an old-established family in Frankfort, one of the leaders of the Reform movement in Judaism, and an outstanding scholar of Wissenschaft des Judentums....Geiger's principal work was Urschrift und Uebersetzungen der Bibel, in which he correlates the history of the biblical translations with the history of the sects in Israel (particularly the Pharisees and Sadducees). He also supplemented the work with comments, written in a fine rabbinic Hebrew (Ozar Nehmad, 3 (1860), 1-15, 116-21). " (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Bible. O. T. -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, Textual. First edition of the principal work of one of the great leaders of the German reform movement. Ex-library with minimal markings. Attractive modern binding. Damp stain at top edge of first few leaves. Pages heavily foxed. Very Good Condition. (GER-2-14RB) (ID #16500) $200.00.
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  135. Geiger, Abraham. LEHR- UND LESEBUCH ZUR SPRACHE DER MISCHNAH. Breslau; F. E. C. Leuckart, 1845. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 54, X, 135 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Two Volumes in One. Each volume has separate title page. 1. Abt. Lehrbuch zur Sprache der Mischnah -- 2. Abt. Lesestücke aus der Mischnah. Early German Reform 'teaching book' on the language of the Mishna. Written by Abraham Geiger, a German rabbi and scholar; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main May 24, 1810; died at Berlin Oct. 23, 1874; son of Rabbi Michael Lazarus Geiger (born 1755; died April, 1823) and Roeschen Wallau (born 1768; died Aug, 1856.) Geiger was one of the most important exponents of Reform Judaism; as author, historian, and critic, one of the pathfinders of the science of Judaism ('Wissenschaft des Judentums'). He was editor of Jewish scientific reviews, and teacher at the Berlin Hochschule (now Lehranstalt) für die Wissenschaft des Judentums. ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Talmud. Hebrew language, Talmudic – Grammar. Light foxing to first and last leaves, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-10) (ID #33816) $30.00.
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  137. Geiger, Abraham. PARSHANDATA: 'AL HAKHME TSARFAT MEFARSHE HA-MIKRA = PARSCHANDATHA; DIE NORDFRANZÖSISCHE EXEGETENSCHULE; EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER BIBEL-EXEGESE UND DER JÜDISCHEN LITERATUR. Leipzig; Leopold Schnauss / Hevrat Mahazike Hokhmat Yisra'el, 1855. Later wraps. 12mo. 54, 34 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German. 'Parshandata: The North French Exegetical School; A Contribution to the History of Bible Exegesis and Jewish Literature. ' Studies in the history of exegesis, concentrating on Rashi and the school of tosafists of which Rashi was the founder. “Rashi's qualifications for his task, and even his faults, have made his commentaries on the Bible, particularly on the Pentateuch, especially suitable for general reading and edification, and have won for him the epithet of 'Parshandatha' (Esth. Ix. 7), taken by some writers as 'parshan data' (= 'interpreter of the Law'). ” -1906 JE. Written by Abraham Geiger (1810–1874), pioneer of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and founder of Reform Judaism. Subjects: Jewish learning and scholarship - History. Jews - France. Jewish learning and scholarship. Rashi. Jews. Criticism, interpretation, etc. History. France. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - History. Pages lightly foxed and lightly soiled, overall very clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-45-21) (ID #33827) $95.00.
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  139. Geiger, Abraham. WAS HAT MOHAMMED AUS DEM JUDENTHUME AUFGENOMMEN. EINE VON DER KÖNIGL. PREUSSISCHEN RHEINUNIVERSITÄT GEKRÖNTE PREISSCHRIFT. Bonn; F. Baaden, 1833. Original boards. 8vo. V, 215 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German, with Arabic. First edition of the author's doctoral dissertation, for which he won a faculty prize at Bonn: “At Bonn, Geiger's studies focused on Oriental languages, philosophy, and theology, but he was offended by some of his professors' ignorance of Judaism and occasional antisemitic comments. He began an intense study of Arabic and the Koran under the distinguished Orientalist Georg Freytag, winning a prize for his essay 'Was hat Mohammed aus dem Judenthume aufgenommen?' The essay, which earned Geiger a doctorate at the University of Marburg, demonstrated the influence of rabbinic literature on the text of the Koran. Published as a book in 1833, it won great acclaim as opening a new avenue for Islamic scholarship, and was the first step in Geiger's larger intellectual project, demonstrating Judaism's central influence on Christianity and Islam. ” - 2008 EJ. Undertaking the classic question of the relationship of Islam to Judaism, Geiger begins his treatment with the intertwined questions of what Islam wishes to do, is able to do, and is permitted to do with Judaism. Other related questions are also addressed, such as what Islam borrowed from Judaism. Geiger asks what was transformed in the Quran from that which originated in Judaic thought. Concepts and opinions such as faith beliefs, moral and legal regulations, and concepts of life are all considered as they moved from Judaism to Islam. Historical accounts such as those of Noah, Abraham, and Moses, also pass between the religions, as do the piety of Solomon and the denial of Judaism in the Quran. Abraham Geiger (1810-1874) was a rabbi and scholar who played a major role in the founding of Reform Judaism. Subjects: Islam - Relations - Judaism. Judaism - Relations - Islam. Islam. Muhammad, Prophet, d. 632. Boards loose, soiled. Internally, light foxing, light soiling. Good + condition. (GER-45-22) (ID #33828) $130.00.
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  141. Geiger, Abraham. WISSENSCHAFTLICHE ZEITSCHRIFT FUR JUDISCHE THEOLOGIE (VOLUME 1 ONLY). Frankfurt Am Main: J. D. Sauerlander, 1835. Hardcover, 8vo, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Works to 1900. Judaism -- Doctrines. Reform Judaism. The first volume of this important journal, which ran a total of 6 volumes 1835-1847. Geiger (1810–1874) was a “pioneer of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and founder of Reform Judaism. Geiger was born in Frankfurt am Main to an Orthodox family and received a traditional religious education. Already in his childhood, he began studying classical history, which gave rise to doubts concerning biblical claims to divine authority. At the age of 17, Geiger began writing a study of the Mishnah, differentiating its legal style from biblical and talmudic law, and a dictionary of Mishnaic Hebrew. The two journals he edited contain numerous articles of scholarly and theological significance: Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift fuer juedische Theologie (1835–39) and Juedische Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaft und Leben (1862–75) ” (Heschel in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 33 copies worldwide. Wear to cover Lightly bumped corners. Otherwise beautiful condition. (Spec-11-1) (ID #25450) $125.00.
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  143. Geiger, Ludwig; Ismar Elbogen. ABRAHAM GEIGER: LEBEN UND LEBENSWERK. Berlin; G. Reimer, 1910. Later Cloth. 4to. VI, 509 pages. 27 cm. First edition. 'Abraham Geiger: His Life and Work'. With frontispiece portrait of Abraham Geiger. A biography of Abraham Geiger, written by his son Ludwig Geiger (1848–1919), “German literary historian; a fervent adherent of the symbiosis of Judaism and Germanness. Son of Abraham Geiger, he studied philology and history in Heidelberg, Goettingen, and Berlin and concluded his academic studies in 1873 with a dissertation, presented to Leopold von Ranke on the attitude of Greek and Roman authors to Judaism and Jews. In 1880 he was appointed extraordinary professor of the history of literature at Friedrich Wilhelm University, Berlin. Later he additionally became a lecturer at the Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Geiger was a versatile scholar, editor, and translator. His major contributions were to Renaissance, Humanism, and Reformation studies, German-Jewish history, and research on Goethe and other writers of the 19th century. ” 2008 EJ This volume also includes contributions from Ismar Elbogen, Gottlieb Klein, Immanuel Low, Felix Perles, Sam. Posnanski, Moritz Stern, and Hermann und Heynemann Vogelstein. Includes extensive bibliography of the writings of Abraham Geiger (pages 414-470), and includes subject indexes at rear. Subjects: Rabbinismus Geiger, Abraham, 1810-1874. Geiger, Abraham – Bibliography. Geschichte 1810-1874. Institutional marks on outer edges, title page, and endpages. Later cloth previously reinforced with tape along binding. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-44-17) (ID #33750) $30.00.
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  145. (Baden) Rosenthal, Berthold. HEIMATGESCHICHTE DER BADISCHEN JUDEN SEIT IHREM GESCHICHTLICHEN AUFTRETEN BIS ZUR GEGENWART. Cloth, Buhl/Baden: Konkordia A. -G, 1927. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 532 pages. First edition. In German. Index. 12 plates. One folded document facsimile and one folded map. Berthold Rosenthal was a German teacher and genealogist. This work, a history of the Jews of Baden "from their historical appearance up to the present" "would become very important in the future, since it contained much information on Jews in Baden that was lost under the National Socialist regime. " (Leo Baeck Institute) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- Baden - History, 1786-1851. Cover nearly detached. Text undamaged. Fair condition. (GER-42-41) (ID #15953) $75.00.
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  147. (Posen) Zarchin, Michael Moses. JEWS IN THE PROVINCE OF POSEN; STUDIES IN THE COMMUNAL RECORDS OF THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES. Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1939. Original Cloth. 8vo. VII, 115 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Originally presented as the authors thesis, Dropsie College, 1931. Survey of two centuries of local community, relief, guild, loan, education, and burial societies of Posen. "The basis of the present study was a collection of manuscripts in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, consisting of forty-two manuscripts dealing with fourteen Jewish communities in the province of Posen and belonging to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. " - page 1. “Michael Zarchin, Ph. D, was the author of seven books and over 700 articles in various magazines and professional journals. He was a professor of economics at City College of San Francisco for 23 years. ” - Magnes University guide to the Michael M. Zarchin papers. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Poznan (Province) Jews - Politics and government. Jews - Social conditions. Geschichte 1700-1900. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (GER-44-25A) (ID #33760) $40.00.
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  149. (Frankfurt) Kracauer, Isidor. GESCHICHTE DER FRANKFURTER JUDEN. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Frankfurt, 1925 & 1927. Frankfurt, In Kommission bei J. Kaufmann Verlag, 1925 & 1927. Volume 1 half leather, Volume 2 cloth 8vo, x, 453, vii, 553, 4 pages. Includes 4-page subscribers list at the end of volume 2. The Jewish Museum in Frankfurt notes that "Kracauer worked very keenly on the history of the Frankfurt Jews. The results of his research are a series of important publications, particularly his two-volume Geschichte der Frankfurter Juden ("History of the Frankfurt Jews"). " Pages tanned, as usually found. Volume 1 missing most of backstrip. Good Condition. A scarce set. (Comhist-17-3) (ID #10587) $350.00.
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  151. (Frankfurt Jewish Community. Ritual and Liturgy). SEDER SELIHOT MI-KOL HA-SHANAH: KE-MINHAG K.K. FRANKFURT. Carlsruhe; Badische Hebr. Buchdr, 1817. Original boards. 8vo. 96 leaves. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Selichot mi-kol ha-shanah; nach dem Brauch der Gemeinde Frankfurt Main (penitential prayers for the whole year, according to the customs of the community of Frankfurt). Scarce Selihot of the Frankfurt Jewish community. Original leather binding with later paper pasted down over board, printed on rag paper. Subjects: Selihot. Judaism - Customs and practices - Germany - Frankfurt am Main. Oclc lists two copies (Hebrew University, Badische Landsbiblio), none in the US. Light soiling and light foxing throughout, outer edges lightly bumped. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. Scarce (RAB-56-12A) (ID #32652) $450.00.
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  153. (Mülhausen i.E) Adler, Simon. GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN MÜLHAUSEN I. E. [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Mülhausen i. E.; E. Meininger, 1914. Later Cloth. 8vo. X, 90 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. 'History of the Jews of Mulhausen'. Offprint of Bulletin du Musee historique de Mulhouse; Also authors dissertation at Basel, 1913. One folded leaf at rear. This volume appears to be the first major monograph on the history of the Jewish community of Mulhausen (Mulhouse), a town in Eastern Alsace; the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia listed the first Jewish residents from the time of the French Revolution; this in fact is completely disproved by Adler's documentation of local and rabbinic sources, which shows that the first known Jewish residents were in Mulhausen in the thirteenth century; this information is reflected in the 2008 Encyclopedia Judaica; and copiously documented in Adler's history. At the time of publication of this volume Mulhausen was part of Imperial Germany. Subjects: Jews - Alsace - Mulhouse. Jews. France - Mulhouse. Later endpages aged; internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-18) (ID #33751) $100.00.
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  155. (Frankfurt) Arnsberg, Paul. DIE GESCHICHTE DER FRANKFURTER JUDEN SEIT DER FRANZÖSISCHEN REVOLUTION. Frankfurt, Moses Jachiel Kirchheim'sche Stiftung, 1992. Paperback, Large 8vo, 981 pages. Includes 47 illustrations, a 20-page bibliography, and a 45-page index. Important history of the Jewish Community of Frankfurt during the French Revolution. Written by Paul Arnsberg (1899-1978) a German-Jewish native of Frankfurt, writer, historian, and board member of the Zionist Federation of Germany during the Weimar era; he served as a member of the municipal council of the Jewish community of Frankfurt until 1933. A statue was recently dedicated in Frankfurt to dedicate his life and the history of Jewish Frankfurt, on the Paul Arnsberg Platz. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very Good Condition. (GER-42-5) (ID #33552) $30.00.
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  157. (Würzburg) Bamberger, Nathan. FESTSCHRIFT ZUM 50 JÄHRIGEN BESTEHEN DER ISRAELITISCHEN LEHRERBILDUNGS-ANSTALT ZU WÜRZBURG, 1864-1914. Würzburg; J. M. Richter's Hofbuchdruckerei, 1914. Original Wraps. 8vo. 119, [2] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'Festschrift for the 50th year anniversary of the Jewish Teachers Training Insitute of Wurzburg, 1864-1914'. Contains frontispiece illustration of the Institute. With list of all graduates from the opening of the Insitute until 1914, essays on the history of the institute, and other pieces. “Rabbi Isaac Dov HaLevi Bamberger, together with four other Bavarian rabbis, initiated the establishment of a seminary for Jewish teachers in Würzburg. They petitioned the Bavarian Government on the matter, and a detailed plan for the institution was sent to the king. In 1864 the Teachers Seminary opened, providing its first 12 students with dormitory facilities. A year later the number of students had nearly doubled, reaching 21; by 1878 the school boasted 164 graduates, who became teachers working across Germany. Toward the turn of the century the seminary and dormitory were transferred to a new building. Rabbi Nathan Bamberger, who assumed the position of the Rabbi of Würzburg after the death of his father, continued his father’s work. He headed the Teachers Seminary and increased the scope of its activities. In 1919 he passed away, to be succeeded by Rabbi Dr. Sigmund (Shimon) Hanover. … By 1914 the Teachers Seminary had some 400 graduates, working as teachers and educators in Bavarian Jewish communities and elsewhere in Germany. In 1914 the Teachers Seminary was given the right to hold governmental matriculation examinations. ” - Yad Vashem; Würzburg Before the Holocaust. Subjects: Jews - Education - Germany - Würzburg. Wuerzburg (Germany). Israelische Lehrerbildungs-Anstalt. OCLC lists 10 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-5) (ID #33592) $135.00.
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  159. (Nürnberg Und Fürth) Barbeck, Hugo. GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN NÜRNBERG UND FÜRTH. Nürnberg [Nuremberg]; F. Heerdegen, 1878. Clothbound. 8vo. [5], 114 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. Later cloth bound with original paper wrappers pastedown on covers. “History of Jews in Nuremberg and Fürth: based upon the available printed material from the Royal Archives at Nuremberg and Bamberg, from the archives owned by the Jewish Community and others. ” Hugo Barbeck, 1851-1907, was a bookseller and member of the Reichstag. His work on the history of the Jews in Nuremberg and Fuerth constituted the definitive text for over a century on the subject, and is considered the first history on the subject written to standards of contemporary historical research standards. The table of contents: History of the Jews in Nuremberg, History of the Jews in Fuerth, History of the Jews in Nuremberg Modern Ages; with four appendices, on the improvement of moral conditions of the Jews in Franconia, information about the history of the Jews tolls in Nuremberg, mention of documents not included in text owing to their forthcoming printing, the Jewish orphanage in Fuerth. Subjects: Jews -- Germany -- Nuremberg. Jews -- Germany -- Fürth (Bavaria). Covers lightly soiled, edges worn, with slight tear at bottom of backstrip. Internal pages clean, but aged and browned, with a slight tear at edge of few pages. Very good condition. (GER-33-11) (ID #28807) $140.00.
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  161. (Ulm) Dicker, Hermann. DIE GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN ULM, EIN BEITRAG ZUR WIRTSCHAFTSGESCHICHTE DES MITTELALTERS: ABHANDLUNG. Rottwell; M. Rotschild, 1937. Original Wraps. 8vo. 127 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Nazi-era publicationIn German. 'The history of the Jews in Ulm: a contribution to the economic history of the Middle Ages: treatise for obtaining the doctorate of philosophy at the University of Zurich. ' This volume served as the standard reference on the early history of the Jewish Community of Ulm until recently. Hermann Dicker (born 1914) studied at the University of Berlin and the Rabbinerseminar in Berlin from 1932-1936; the Nazi rectors of the university of Berlin refused to give him a degree; his dissertation supervisor, Professor Holtzman, helped him to transfer to the University of Zurich, where he was given a degree under the supervision of Professor Nabholz. Dicker then moved to Palestine and then the United States, served as a Rabbi in the united states army until 1967, and worked thereafter as a librarian at the JTSA. Subjects: Jews – Germany – Ulm – History. Ulm – Middle Ages – History. Light soiling to wraps, Light edge wear, very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-44-22) (ID #33755) $75.00.
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  163. (Austria) Eidelberg, Shlomo. JEWISH LIFE IN AUSTRIA IN THE XVTH CENTURY: AS REFLECTED IN THE LEGAL WRITINGS OF RABBI ISRAEL ISSERLEIN AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES. Philadelphia: Dropsie College, 5722-1962. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo; 140 pages; Important work. Signed by the author and in very good condition +. (RAB-57-3) (ID #32467) $60.00.
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  165. (Nürnberg) Freudenthal, Max. DIE ISRAELITISCHE KULTUSGEMEINDE NÜRNBERG, 1874-1924 [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Nürnberg; J. Bulka, 1925. Original printed boards. 8vo. IV, 172 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Jewish Community of Nuremberg 1874-1924.' Author inscribed on first end page, dated 1937. Contains the autobiography of the author. Max Freudenthal (1868–1937), was a “German liberal rabbi and writer. Freudenthal, who served as rabbi in Dessau, 1893–1900, Danzig, 1900–07, and Nuremberg, 1907–35, was one of the most resolute exponents of religious liberalism in Germany. His contributions to Jewish scholarship covered both philosophy and history. … Freudenthal contributed a wealth of basic material to the study of modern Jewish history in Germany. He wrote for various learned publications, and was coeditor of the Zeitschrift fuer die Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Israelitsche kultusgemeinde, Nuremberg. Jews - Germany - Nuremberg. Jews - Germany - Nuremberg - History. Condition. (GER-44-21) (ID #33754) $50.00.
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  167. (Nürnberg) Freudenthal, Max. KRIEGSGEDENKBUCH DER ISRAELITISCHEN KULTUSGEMEINDE NÜRNBERG. Nürnberg; Kommissionsverlag Von J. L. Schrag, 1920. Original Wraps. 8vo. 143 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'War Memorial Book of the Jewish Community of Nuremberg'. Directory, with biographies (of between 5-35 sentences each! ), of each and every Jewish soldier from Nuremburg who perished in World War I. Contains selections from journals and diaries of the dead. Edited by the Reform Rabbi of Nuremberg Max Freudenthal (1868-1937), who served the community of Nuremberg from 1907 to 1934. Gilt on wraps. Subjects: Register of the Dead. Jews - Germany - History - 1800-1933. World War, 1914-1918 - Personal narratives, Jewish. Jews. World War (1914-1918) History. Personal narratives- Jewish. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-4) (ID #33737) $100.00.
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  169. (Posen) Heppner, A.; Isaak Herzberg. AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART DER JUDEN UND DER JÜDISCHEN GEMEINDEN IN DEN POSENER LANDEN NACH GEDRUCKTEN UND UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN [COMPLETE]. Koschmin; Breslau; Bromberg,: Im Selbstverlage, 1904-1929. Original Cloth. 8vo. 1, 034 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Bound in marbled boards and cloth with gilt title on spine. Complete run: No. 1-26; 1904-1929. Issued in twenty-six parts. No. < -8> have imprint: Koschmin: I. Tuch. Hefte 9-22 have imprint: Koschmin-Bromberg: Im Selbstverlage der Verfasser, 1905-1914. Hefte 23-26 have imprint: Breslau: Im Selbstverlage, 1921-1929. Hefte 4-9, 24 include "Beiträge von Rabb. Dr. L. Lewin. " Includes bibliographical references. Extensive historical survey of Poznan Jewry, with alphabetically ordered town database on Jewish communities in the province of Poznan (Posen, Pozna, Poyzn), one of the earliest Jewish communities to be established on Polish soil in 14th-century. Edited by Aron Heppner (1865–1938), “German rabbi, historian, and archivist. Born in Pleschen, Posen province, Heppner served as rabbi at Koschmin from 1890, also at Jarotschin from 1906, administering both rabbinates until 1920 when Posen became Polish once more. Heppner settled in Breslau, where he continued to act as rabbi and teacher, but also founded and directed the archives of the community (from 1924). His scholarly interest was devoted to local Jewish history, first of his native province and later of Breslau. His main publications, apart from contributions on the history of Jewish families to periodicals and newspapers, were Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart der Juden und der juedischen Gemeinden in den Posener Landen (with I. J. Herzberg, 1909–29) and Juedische Persoenlichkeiten in und aus Breslau (1931). Between 1900 and 1926 he published a 'Jewish-Literary Calendar. ' -EJ 2008. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Poznan (Voivodeship) Jews - Poland - Poznan (Province). OCLC lists only four copies (Harvard, Tulane, Yale, Univ Amsterdam). Scarce. Some of the individual issues lightly aged; overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-40-21) (ID #33545) $500.00.
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  171. (Württemberg) Israelitische Religionsgemeinschaft Württembergs; Paul Rieger; Willi Moegle. JÜDISCHE GOTTESHÄUSER UND FRIEDHÖFE IN WÜRTTEMBERG. Augsburg: B. Filser Verlag, 1932. Original Wraps. 4to. 142 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In German. 'Jewish Synagogues and Cemeteries in Wurtttemberg'. “Als zwölfte Publikation der Soncino-Gesellschaft der Freunde des jüdischen Buches e. V. Berlin wurde die vorliegende Sonder-Ausgabe in 700 Exemplaren abgezogen" – Title page verso. Profusely illustrated throughout, in black and white plates. Picture album of period photographs of synagogues and cemeteries in Wurttemberg in the pre-Hitler years. Introductory and descriptive text by Dr. Paul Rieger, a German rabbi, scholar, and historian, known for his published writings on contemporary German-Jewish history and his work on the foundational “Geschichte der Juden in Rom” (History of the Jews in Rome). The majority of photographs are by Willi Moegle, who later became a prominent post-war commercial photographer. Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-142) and indexSubjects: Jews - Germany - Württemberg. Synagogues - Germany - Württemberg. Jewish cemeteries - Germany - Württemberg. Synagogue architecture - Germany - Württemberg. Sepulchral monuments - Germany - Württemberg. Jewish architecture - Germany - Württemberg - Pictorial works. Wraps worn, with some soiling to edges; hinges of wraps starting, repaired with tape. Internally very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-44-9) (ID #33742) $50.00.
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  173. (Potsdam) Kaelter, Robert. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN GEMEINDE ZU POTSDAM; GEDENKSCHRIFT. Potsdam, E. Stein, 1903. Original Boards. 8vo. 141, [1] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'History of the Jewish Community of Potsdam; Commemoration Book. ' Written by Robert Kaelter, Rabbi in Postdam, a graduate of the rabbinical seminar in Breslau, and later Rabbi in Danzig. Published in conjunction with the opening of “the new synagogue, built at a cost of 120, 000 marks, was dedicated June 17, 1903.” - 1906 JE. With frontispiece portrait of the new synagogue. Subjects: Jews - Germany - Potsdam. Jews. Germany – Potsdam. OCLC lists 19 copies. Backstrip rebacked in cloth, light soiling to bottom edges, some pen marks in margins, institutional marks on rear of title page, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (GER-44-20) (ID #33753) $105.00.
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  175. (Baden) Lewin, Adolf. GESCHICHTE DER BADISCHEN JUDEN SEIT DER REGIERUNG KARL FRIEDRICHS. Karlsruhe; Kommissionsverlag G. Braun, 1909. Original Cloth. 8vo. VI, 508 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. 'History of the Jews of Baden since the Reign of Charles Frederick, 1738-1909'. Bound in original dark blue cloth. Important source for history of the Jewish communities in Baden in the modern period; especially details the struggles for emancipation, the jewish communities during the revolutionary periods (especially the 1806 and 1848 periods), and state recognition. Adolf Lewin (1843–1910), “German rabbi and historian. Lewin, who was born in Pinne, Prussian Posen, studied in Breslau at the Jewish theological seminary and at the university there, obtaining his doctorate for the thesis Die Makkabaeische Erhebung (1870). He served as rabbi at Koschmin (from 1872), Coblenz (1878), and Freiburg im Breisgau (from 1885). ” - EJ 2008 Subjects: Jews - Germany - Baden - History. Jews. History. Baden. Juden. Germany - Baden. Light soiling to cloth and upper outer edge, otherwise very fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-43-44) (ID #33632) $175.00.
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  177. (Prussia) Freund, Ismar. DIE EMANZIPATION DER JUDEN IN PREUSSEN. UNTER BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DES GESETZES VON 11. MÄRZ 1812. EIN BEITRAG ZUR RECHTSGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN PREUSSEN. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Berlin, 1912. Berlin: Poppelauer, 1912. Cloth; 8vo. 258, xii, 524 pages. Gilt titles. In German. Bibliography, notes and index. Contents: Band 1. Darstellung. --Band 2. Urkundern. Ismar Freund was a "writer, communal worker, and lawyer. From 1902 to 1938 Freund was the executive director of the Berlin Jewish community, and from 1905 a lecturer in religious community law at the Hochschule (Lehranstalt) fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. He was the driving force behind the formation of the Preussischer Landesverband Juedischer Gemeinden (1922). Freund strove to achieve a nationwide Reichsverband Juedischer Gemeinden, but without success. He bitterly opposed the separate organization of Orthodox congregations (Halberstaedter Verband). Freund emigrated to Palestine in 1938, taking with him his valuable private archives, which he presented to the General Historical Archives in Jerusalem. He wrote various works on German Jewish history, including the two-volume Die Emanzipation der Juden in Preussen" (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- Prussia. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Very good condition. (GR-2-9) (ID #15985) $150.00.
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  179. (Baden) Rosenthal, Berthold. HEIMATGESCHICHTE DER BADISCHEN JUDEN SEIT IHREM GESCHICHTLICHEN AUFTRETEN BIS ZUR GEGENWART [AUTHOR INSCRIBED, 26. NOVEMBER, 1939]. Bühl/Baden; Konkordia, 1927. Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 532, [12] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'Local History of the Jews of Baden, from the earliest historical records to the present'. With front fold out map. Important sourcebook on the history of the Baden Jewish Community. The author, Berthold Rosenthal (1875-1957) worked as a teacher at a grammar school; from “1914 to 1916 Rosenthal served in World War I and was released from service because of an eye injury. He resumed teaching in Mannheim, where he continued until he was forced to leave in 1933. In addition to teaching, he wrote for the Jewish magazine Die neue Volkschulworte. He was also involved in Jewish charity organizations and secretary of the Jewish August-Lamey-Loge. During the Weimar Republic he collected information on Jews in Baden, and in 1927 his work Heimatgeschichte der badischen Juden was published. This work would become very important in the future, since it contained much information on Jews in Baden that was lost under the National Socialist regime. After he lost his position in 1933 as a grammar school teacher, he conducted research and contributed articles to the Germania Judaica, a work focusing on the history of Jews in Germany. The Germania Judaica was forbidden to be published by the German government, and was eventually published by the Leo Baeck Institute in 1968. In September 1940 Berthold Rosenthal and his wife escaped to the United States via Portugal. They arrived in New York and were greeted by Berthold Rosenthal’s two daughters and younger siblings, who had left Germany earlier. His eldest son Ernst went to live in Palestine on a kibbutz. Berthold Rosenthal lived for eight years in New York, staying with his daughters, and worked for a time in an export business there owned by his nephew. Eventually Berthold Rosenthal moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he died on December 16, 1957 at 82 years old. ” - LBI, Guide to the Papers of Berthold Rosenthal (1875-1957) Subjects: Jews - Germany - Baden - History. Boards loose, held together with tape. First few leaves loose; otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (GER-44-19) (ID #33752) $100.00.
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  181. (Mainz) Salfeld, Siegmund. BILDER AUS DER VERGANGENHEIT DER JÜDISCHEN GEMEINDE MAINZ: FESTGABE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DIE 50 JÄHRIGE WIEDERKEHR DES EINWEIHUNGSTAGES (11. MÄRZ 1853) DER HAUPTSYNAGOGE. Mainz; E. Herzog, 1903. Original Wraps. 4to. 93 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In German. 'Images from the past of the Jewish community of Mainz: Festschrift commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the inauguration day (11 March 1853) of the main synagogue. ' With frontispiece of the synagogue in Mainz. Salomon Benjamin Salfeld (1843–1926), German rabbi and historian. “In 1880 Siegmund Salfeld became a rabbi of the Jewish community in Mainz, in the then Archduchy of Hessen. The Salfeld family lived across the street from the archduke's palace, in the same building as the community's Hebrew school. It was in Mainz that Siegmund Salfeld wrote his most recognized work, Das Martyrologium des Nürnberger Memorbuches, which was published in 1898. This was a scholarly work that focused not only on the book referenced in the title, but also on the Jews of Nuremberg and Germany during the Middle Ages. Salfeld also taught at both the Hebrew school and the city Gymnasium, and was a member of the local school board. He established a library for the community, comprised of scholarly works of biblical, Hebrew, and Jewish literature, and maintained the records of the Jewish community. ” - LBI Guide to the Papers of Siegmund Salfeld. Subjects: Jews - Germany - Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate) Mainz (Germany). Hauptsynagoge. Mainz. Jüdische Gemeinde. Mainz. Hauptsynagoge. Wraps worn, bumped, some edge loss. Previous owners inscription on endpage. Clean and fresh throughout. Very good condition. (GER-44-5) (ID #33738) $90.00.
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  183. (Bohemia) Stein, A. DIE GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN BÖHMEN: NACH AMTLICHEN GEDRUCKTEN UND UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN. Brünn; Jüdischer Buch- Und Kunstverlag, 1904. Later Cloth. 8vo. 172 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. 'History of the Jews in Bohemia; according to printing and unprinted sources. ' Includes rabbinic sources, state documents pertaining to Jewish history in Bohemia, a history of the old and new synagogues. Written by Abraham Stein (1818-1884) “German rabbi... Studied at the Teachers' Seminary of Cassel (1832-34) and at the University of Berlin (Ph. D. 1844). He was principal of the seminary of Cassel 1845-47, rabbi at Filehne 1848-50, and rabbi of the Altschottländische community of Danzig 1850-63. When the old Meisel Synagogue of Prague was changed in 1864 to a modern temple with a choir, organ, and sermon, Stein received a call as preacher to this place of worship, where he officiated until his death. From 1865 to 1868 he acted also as teacher of Talmud at the Talmud Torah founded by Rapaport in this community. ” 1906 JE. Subjects: Jews - Czech Republic - Bohemia - History. OCLC lists 18 copies. Soiling to later cloth, very light foxing to a few pages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-6) (ID #33739) $225.00.
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  185. Almanzi, Giuseppe; Jacob Hai Pardo; Samuel David Luzzatto. AVNE ZIKARON: VE-HEN SHIV'IM VA-SHESH MATSEVOT ASHER NEHRETU 'AL KIVROT HA-RABANIM VEHA-ATSILIM ASHER HAYU BA-IR TOLITOLAH Prag; M. I. Landau, 1841. Later Cloth. 8vo. 79 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Abne Zikkaron, seventy-six epitaphs from the cemetery of Toledo, followed by a commentary on Micah by Jacob Pardo, edited with notes. Jacob Pardo (1822-1843); “When but eighteen years old he wrote a commentary on Micah, which was published by Samuel David Luzzatto as the first supplement to Joseph Almanzi's 'Abne Zikkaron, ' Prague, 1841. The commentary is not complete, extending only to ch. Iv. 8.” - JE 1906. The Hebrew epitaphs date from fourteenth century Toledo; includes ten metered Hebrew poems. Subjects: Epitaphs - Spain - Toledo. Inscriptions, Hebrew - Spain - Toledo. Jews - Spain - Toledo. Epitaphs. Inscriptions, Hebrew. Jews. Commentaries. Spain - Toledo. Bible. Micah - Commentaries. Boards loose, detached. Page edges bumped, lightly soiled. Fair condition. (GER-43-49) (ID #33637) $125.00.
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  187. Bacher, Wilhelm, 1850-1913. ABRAHAM IBN ESRA ALS GRAMMATIKER. EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHWISSENSCHAFT. Strassburg, K. J. Trübner, 1882. Original Cloth. 8vo. 192 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. 'Abraham ibn Ezra as a grammarian; a contribution to the history of Hebrew linguistics'. Abraham Ibn Ezra als Grammatiker first appeared in the Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest: für das Schuljahr 1880-81. Extensive discussion of the Grammatical Treatises of Abraham Ibn Ezra, written by Wilhelm Bacher, (1850–1913) “Hungarian Semitic scholar. … In 1876 he was ordained and appointed rabbi of Szeged, Hungary, and the following year professor at the newly founded rabbinical seminary in Budapest, where he taught biblical exegesis, Midrash, homiletics, and Hebrew poetry and grammar. From 1907 until the end of his life he was head of the seminary. … Bacher helped lay the foundations for the study of Hebrew grammar from the talmudic period to the end of the Middle Ages. ” - 2008 EJ. “Abraham ibn Ezra, the genial and many-sided writer, was the first to carry the grammatical knowledge that had been perfected in Spain to the other European countries that offered him, refuge between 1140 and 1167; namely, Italy, southern and northern France, and England. He offered full and interesting information, in pure Hebrew diction, not only in his exegetical works, in which the grammatical comments at times become entire treatises, but also in special grammatical works. The most popular of these are 'Moznayim, ' written about 1140 at Rome, where he translated Hayyuj's works; and 'Sefer Zahot, ' a work on linguistic 'purity' or 'correctness, ' written in 1145 at Mantua. His other grammatical works are: 'Yesod Dikduk' (c. 1145); 'Safah Berurah, ' written in southern France; 'Yesod Mispar'; the 'Sefer ha-Shem, ' in part grammatical; and 'Sefat Yeter, ' a defense of Saadia against Dunash. Ibn Ezra's grammatical works, the first of this kind written in Hebrew, although based for the greater part on his Arabic sources, bear the stamp of his original mind. They also have the merit of presenting the essentials of grammar within a small compass and in an interesting way. ” - 1906 JE, Hebrew Grammar. Subjects: Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164. Hebrew Grammar. Medieval Hebrew Linguistics. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-55) (ID #33794) $65.00.
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  189. Judah, Ha-Levi; Yehudah Ibn Tibon; Hartwig Hirschfeld. DAS BUCH AL-CHAZARI DES ABU-L-HASAN JEHUDA HALLEWI = SEFER HA-KUZARI = KITAB ALHUG'AH VA-ALDALIL FI NATSR AL-DIN AL-DALIL. Leipzig; O. Schulze, 1887. Original quarter calf and boards. 8vo. XLIX, 361 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Judeo-Arabic (Arabic text in Hebrew characters); foreword and table of contents in German. The Kitab al Khazari, commonly called the Kuzari, is one of the most famous works of the medieval Spanish Jewish philosopher and poet Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, completed around 1140. Its title is an Arabic phrase meaning Book of the Khazars, while the subtitle 'The book of refutation and proof on behalf of the most despised religion' shows its purpose and context in medieval Jewish thought. Divided into five parts ('ma'amarim' - articles), it takes the form of a dialogue between the rabbi and a pagan, in this book the pagan was the then mythologized by Jews pagan king of the Khazars who was invited to instruct him in the tenets of the Jewish religion. Originally written in Arabic, the book was translated by numerous scholars (including Judah ibn Tibbon) into Hebrew and other languages. In 1887 the Arabic original was published for the first time by Hartwig Hirschfeld. Parallel to his Arabic edition, Hirschfeld also published a critical edition of the Ibn Tibbon translation of the text, based upon six medieval manuscripts. Hirschfeld published the first German translation from the Arabic original, and in 1905 his English translation from Arabic appeared. Hartwig Hirschfeld (1854-1934) “English Orientalist; born at Thorn, Prussia. He studied at Posen, at the universities of Berlin and Strasburg, and at Paris under Derenbourg. In 1887 he edited Judah ha-Levi's 'Cuzari' in Arabic and Hebrew, and translated it into German. Hirschfeld was professor of Biblical exegesis, Semitic languages, and philosophy at the Montefiore College, Ramsgate, England, from 1889 to 1896, and then became master in Semitic languages and sublibrarian at Jews' College, London” - 1906 JE. Attractively bound in original quarter leather, with gilt title, raised bands; marbled boards, decorative endpages. Subjects: Judaism - Apologetic works. Kuzari. Buch Al-Chazari. Light wear to edges, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-56) (ID #33795) $500.00.
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  191. Kaufmann, David. DIE THEOLOGIE DES BACHJA IBN PAKUDA. Wien; In Commission Bei K. Gerold, 1874. Later Cloth. 8vo. 102 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew and Arabic. 'The Theology of Bahya Ibn Pakuda'. Important treatise on the Dayyan Bahhya Ibn Pakuda (active 11th century), with discussions on the faculties of the soul, neoplatonism, and later philosophers indebted to Pakuda. First published work of David Kaufmann (1852-1899); “Austrian scholar … His first and most important works, dealing with the philosophy of religion, include: 'Die Theologie des Bachja ibn Pakuda, Verfasser des, ' a prize essay written while a student at the seminary (in 'Berichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, ' Vienna, 1874) ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda, 11th century. OCLC lists 19 copies. Binding previously rebacked with tape; internally very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-28) (ID #33616) $40.00.
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  193. Kayserling, Meyer, 1829-1905. GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN PORTUGAL. Leipzig, O. Leiner, 1867. Later boards, Half leather, 8vo, xi, 367, [1] pages. First Edition. In German. Fascinating look at the history of Jews in early Portugal up to the mid-19th century. Part of the series "Schriften" herausgegeben vom Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur. Series: Schriften vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur. 12. Jahr: 1866-1867; Kayserling was a “German rabbi and historian. Kayserling, born in Hanover, studied with S. R. Hirsch in Nikolsburg, S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and S. B. Bamberger in Wuerzburg and at Halle University. From 1861 to 1870 he was rabbi at Endingen, Switzerland, where he fought strenuously for Jewish rights; thereafter he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest… Kayserling's reputation rests on his long series of pioneering publications on the history of Spanish Jewry and the Marranos, based to a great degree on original and, in some cases manuscript, sources. His Geschichte der Juden in Spanien und Portugal, which in fact covered mainly Navarre and the Balearic Islands (vol. 1, 1861) and Portugal (vol. 2, 1867), was the first work in which Hebrew sources were consistently used. His works on Marrano history and literature put the study on a new footing and were the basis of all subsequent treatments” (Cecil Roth, EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Portugal -- History. Juifs -- Portugal -- Histoire. Wear to boards, pages slightly tanned, first few pages fragile. Binding solid, very good condition. (SEF-23-5) (ID #29986) $50.00.
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  195. Schmiedl, Adolf Abraham. STUDIEN ÜBER JÜDISCHE, INSONDERS JÜDISCHE-ARABISCHE RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE. Wien, Herzfeld & Bauer, 1869. Original boards. 8vo. VI, 332 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German, some Hebrew throughout. “Studies in Jewish and Jewish-Arabic Religious Philosophy. ' Extensive study of medieval Jewish religious philosophy; focuses on theological discussions, Aristotelianism, Maimonides, etc. Adolf Abraham Schmiedl (1821–1914), “Austrian rabbi and scholar. Born at Prossnitz (Prostejov), Moravia, Schmiedl served as rabbi in Gewitsch, Moravia (1846–49); then as Landesrabbiner at Teschen, Silesia (to 1852) and later at Bielitz (Bielsko), Prosnitz, and Vienna. ” - 2008 EJ. Bound in original marbled boards. With the bookstamp of Lucius Nathan Littauer. From the Library of Joshua Bloch (without identifying marks). Subjects: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Backstrip absent, light soiling throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-44-35A) (ID #33784) $50.00.
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  197. Segel, Binjamin. DIE ENTDECKUNGSREISE DES HERRN DR. THEODOR LESSING ZU DEN OSTJUDEN. Lemberg; Verlag "hatikwa", 1910. Later Cloth. 8vo. VI, 74 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. 'The expedition of Dr Theodor Lessing to the Jews of Eastern Europe. ' A critique by the writer and journalist Binjamin Segel (1866-1931) of an essay by the writer Theodor Lessing (Eindruecke aus Galizien, 1906); Segel writes against the discriminatory description of the "Eastern Jews" that Lessing employs. Interestingly, Lessing himself later became famous for, “Der jüdische Selbsthaß [Jewish Self-Hatred], a book which he wrote in 1930, three years before Hitler came to power, in which he tried to explain the phenomenon of Jewish self-hatred—Jewish intellectuals who incited anti-Semitism against the Jewish people and who regarded Judaism as the source of evil in the world” (Wikipedia). Segel is also famous for his well documented expose of the Protocols of Zion (1924, 1926). Subjects: Jews. Lessing, Theodor, 1872-1933. OCLC lists 24 copies. Pages aged and browned. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (GER-44-37) (ID #33772) $200.00.
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  199. Breger, Marcus. ZUR HANDELSGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN POLEN WÄHREND DES 17. JAHRHUNDERTS: MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER JUDENSCHAFT POSENS. Berlin; Buchhandlung R. Mass, 1932. Original Wraps. 8vo. VII, [I], 46 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. The author’s dissertation, written for the rabbinical seminary in Breslau. ‘Commercial History of the Jews in Poland in Poland during the 17th century; with particular reference to the Jewish community of Posen. "According to records from 1674–1676, Jews made up slightly more than 30 percent of the town’s inhabitants. Most of Poznan’s Jews earned a living from commerce, particularly in textiles, skins, and furs; they traded not only locally but also over distances, linking the republic with markets to the west such as those in Leipzig and Frankfurt an der Oder. Other Jews worked as tailors, butchers, furriers, shoemakers, and goldsmiths. In the period before Poland was partitioned, Poznan was home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the commonwealth. It possessed highly developed institutions of self-rule, to which they elected as many as 100 officials each year. Unique to Poznan’s community was the activity of the electors (kesherim), who were not limited by executive duties but continued working year round, constituting a kind of communal senate. Poznan’s Jewish clergy not only led the local yeshiva but also acted as chief rabbis of Great Poland. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia). Rabbi Marcus Breger served the Jewish community on the Island of Rhodes as rabbi and Av Bet-Din. He was also the Professor of Talmud at the Island’s renowned rabbinical seminary, The Collegio Rabbinico, which served Jewish communities in the Balkans, Erets Israel, Egypt, and Ethiopia from 1928-1938. Despite its relatively short history, this seminary became one of the premiere rabbinical seminaries serving Sephardic communities across the region; he came to America in 1938, and served in the army as the highest ranking Jewish chaplain in the pacific theatre of the second world war. He served the Congregation Anshei Israel in Tucson, Arizona, and helped found the Judaic Studies Program at The University of Arizona, which is now named in his honor. Subjects: Jews - Commerce - Poland - History. Jews - Poland - Economic conditions. Edges of wraps worn, pages aged, otherwise clean. Good condition. (EE-4-18) (ID #32183) $100.00.
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  201. Cargher, Janku Meer. DIE JUDENFRAGE IN RUMÄNIEN. Berlin; C. A. Schwetschke & Sohn, 1918. Original Wraps. 8vo. 112 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. ‘The Jewish Question in Romania. ’ Provides a historical narrative with specific details about various pieces of legislation. In the series: Kriegspolitische Einzelschriften, Hft. 21. Subjects: Jews - Romania. Romania; social and political history; 1878 - 1944; social and political structure; social conditions, social groups; ethnic minorities, in Transylvania only after 1918, Dobrudza. Light soiling to wraps, edge wear, small tear to cover, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (EE-5-12) (ID #32317) $100.00.
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  203. Klatzkin, Jakob. DIE JUDENVERFOLGUNGEN IN GALIZIEN UND RUMÄNIEN: REDE GEHALTEN VON DR. JAKOB KLATZKIN IN DER VOM AKTIONSKOMITEE DER OSTJÜDISCHEN ORGANISATIONEN VERANSTALTETEN MASSENKUNDGEBUNG IM ZÜRICHER VOLKSHAUS. Zurich: Verlag der Loge Al Hamischmar, 1918. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. Front cover detached, smudged and chipped but present. Rear cover creased, chipped and age-spotted. Mild age spotting to edges of some pages as well as minor chipping. Top of first page creased. Otherwise in Good condition. Very Scarce. (GERN-8-12). (ID #17461) $125.00.
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  205. Landau, Alfred; & Wachstein, Bernhard, Eds. JÜDISCHE PRIVATBRIEFE AUS DEM JAHRE 1619. NACH DEM ORIGINALEN DES K. U. K. HASU-, HOF-, UND STAATSARCHIVS IM AUFTRAGE DER HISTORISCHEN KOMMISSION DER ISRAELITISCHEN KULTUSGEMEINDE IN WIEN. Wien Und Leipzig, Wilhelm Braunmueller, 1911. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 8vo, 133, 61, [16] pages. Original Cloth. 8vo. In German, with 61 page Yiddish section, and 8 pages of fascimiles. 'Private Yiddish Letters from 1619'. Important work by the German Jewish philologist Alfred Landau (1850–1935). His importance for Yiddish philology was widely recognized, and the inaugural volume of Filologishe shriftn issued by the YIVO was titled the Landoy-bukh (Landau Book), a Festschrift in honor of Landau. Light wear to cloth, minor institutional marks on spine. Very Good Condtion. (GER-42-3) (ID #33550) $100.00.
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  207. Lazare, Bernard. DIE JUDEN IN RUMÄNIEN. Berlin; H. S. Hermann, 1902. Original Wraps. 8vo. 88 pages. 24 cm. First German edition. ‘Authorized German Translation’. The Jews in Romania; Lazare’s first hand account and denunciation of the terrible fate of Romanian Jews, after his visit to Romania in 1900 and 1902; originally published in L’Aurore, 1900. Lazare, (1865-1903) was famous for his defense of Alfred Dreyfus, his activity in French Anarchist circles, his correspondence with Ahad Ha’am, and his brief friendship and break with Theodor Herzl. Subjects: Jews - Romania. OCLC lists 19 copies. Light soiling and chipping to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (EE-5-13) (ID #32318) $100.00.
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  209. Lewin, Louis. DIE LANDESSYNODE DER GROSSPOLNISCHEN JUDENSCHAFT. Frankfurt A. M.; J. Kauffmann, 1926. Original Wraps. 8vo. 126 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. ‘The national synod of the large Polish Jewish Community. ’ A history of early Polish Jewish communities, with an emphasis on the period of the ‘Council of Four Lands’. “Louis Lewin (1868-1941) was born in Znin, Posen, but was raised in Frankfurt am Main. He earned a Ph. D. Degree at the University of Heidelberg in 1893 for his dissertation on Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai, and obtained rabbinic ordination at the Hildesheimer Seminary in Berlin. While in Berlin he also studied with Moritz Steinschneider, the noted Judaica bibliographer, at the Veitel-Heine Ephraim'sche Lehranstalt. Lewin followed in his mentor Steinschneider’s footsteps and developed a keen interest in collecting books and manuscripts. After completing his formal education, Lewin returned to Posen where he occupied rabbinic positions in Hohensalza (German, Inowraclaw - Polish), Pinne (Pniewy) and Kempen (Kepno). In 1920 he received life tenure as rabbi of Kattowitz, Oberschlesien (Katowice, Upper Silesia). ” (Yeshiva University; Lewin Collection) In the series: Schriften der Gesellschaft zur förderung der wissenschaft des judentums. 27. Contains depot stamp on title page; “Offenbach AM Archival Depot”; thus a rescued book. Subjects: Jews – Poland. Light wear to wraps, overall very clean and fresh. Condition. (EE-5-3) (ID #32306) $60.00.
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  211. Naschér, Eduard. DAS BUCH DES JÜDISCHEN JARGONS: NEBST EINEM ANHANG, DIE GAUNER- ODER DIE "KOCHEMERSPRACHE", MIT QUELLENNACHWEIS U. ERKLÄRUNGEN. Wien; Leipzig: Josef Deubler, 1910. Original Cloth. 16mo. VII, [1], 164 pages. 16 cm. First edition. The Book of Jewish Jargon, together with an appendix, Argot or the 'Criminal's language', with source citations and explanations. A Yiddish-German Dictionary, with an added dictionary of Yiddish Argot ('Yiddish Slang'/'Yiddish Criminals Speech'). Subjects: Yiddish language - Slang - Dictionaries. Yiddish language - Slang. Dictionaries. Sprache, Gaunersprache; Sprache, Gaunersprache, Rotwelsch. Light soiling to cloth, pages lightly aged, internally very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-19) (ID #33825) $125.00.
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  213. Frænkel, Louis and Henry Fraenkel. translated From Danish by Malene Woodman. FORGOTTEN FRAGMENTS OF THE HISTORY OF AN OLD JEWISH FAMILY. 2 VOLUMES. I: TEXT AND INDEXES. II: GENEALOGICAL TABLES. Copenhagen, 1975. Forlaget Henry Frænkel, Copenhagen 1975. Oblong 4o. 164 pages + 10 fold-out gigantic tables. Illustrated with black & white and color illustrations. Translation of Glimt af glemt. Includes indexes & bibliography in vol. 1, pages 105-110. Original paper wrappers. In the original slipcase, which is repaired. A fine set in a near fine slipcase. Thorough and sought-after work on Jewish genealogy, started by Louis Frænkel, and published by his son, Henry. The large fold-out tables (the are several meters long) cover: I: Louis Frænkel's Ancestors; II: The Fränkel Family; III: The Teomin Fränkel Family; IV: Leffmann Behrens and Jente Hameln's Descendants; V: Samuel Stuckhart's Descendants; VI: Nathan Spanier's Decendants; VII: The Gumperz Family; VIII: The Behrend Lehmann Family; IX: The Oppenheimer Family; X: The Wertheimer Family. (GER-37-1) (ID #10906) $150.00.
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  215. Seckbach, Markus. EINE AHNENTAFEL VON 27 GENERATIONEN BIS ZUM JAHRE 1290: BETR. DIE FAMILIEN SECKBACH, MEYER, AUERBACH, HIRSCH, MARX, BODENHEIMER U.A. Hamburg; Laubhütte, 1936. Original Wraps. 8vo. 22 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. 'Ancestry of twenty-seven generations until the year 1290.' An extensive list of the genealogy of the Seckbach, Meyer, Auerbach, Hirsch, Marx, and Bodenheimer families. Lists 238 individuals. Compiled by Dr. Med. Markus Seckbach of Berlin. Attractively printed; wraps printed in blue ink, with handstitched binding. Subjects: Seckbach family. Genealogy. OCLC lists 7 copies. Previous owners own small chart of various members in pen on pg 5 at top, otherwise, light soiling to wraps, very clean and fresh. Scarce. Good + condition. (GER-43-3) (ID #33590) $125.00.
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  217. Rabe, Johann Jacob. MISCHNAH ODER DER TEXT DES TALMUDS: DAS IST, SAMMLUNG DER AUFSÄTZE DER AELTESTEN, UND MÜNDLICHEN UEBERLIEFERUNGEN ODER TRADITIONEN ALS DER GRUND DES HEUTIGEN PHARISAISCHEN JUDENTHUMS. Onolzbach, J. C. Posch, 1760-1763. Original Publisher’s Cloth. Large 8vo. 6 volumes in 3 books. [14], 268, [8]; 294, [4]; 250, [4], [7], 306, [5]; 294, [4], 420, [5] pages. 24 cm. In German. The first German translation of the Mishnah. Title translates to English as, “Mishnah, or the Text of the Talmud: A Collection of the Oldest Papers and Oral Traditions as the Basis of Today's Pharisees Judaism. ” "'This man [Rabe] is a strong Talmudist,' wrote Moses Mendelssohn to Herder under date of Dec. 3, 1771, 'and I wonder at his patience. He has translated into German the first three parts of the Babylonian and the JerusalemTalmud, as he informs me, and has them ready for the printer, but can find no publisher for them'" (JE, 1906). CONTENTS: Vol. 1. Seraim. -- Vol. 2. Moed. -- Vol. 3. Naschim. -- Vol. 4. Nesikin. -- Vol. 5. Kodaschim. -- Vol. 6. Tohoroth. SUBJECT (S): Mishnah -- Commentaries. Includes indexes. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah -- Commentaries. Includes indexes. “Verkauft: 1827” (sold) stamp on title page of each book. Endpages are darkened and somewhat fragile. Backstrips are rubbed and worn. Internal pages are lightly darkened, but not fragile, and all text is clear. Good+ Condition. (DREYFUS-3-14) (ID #28663) $300.00.
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  219. Breuer, Edward. THE LIMITS OF ENLIGHTENMENT: JEWS, GERMANS, AND THE EIGHTEENTH-ENTURY STUDY OF SCRIPTURE (HARVARD JUDAIC MONOGRAPHS; 7). Cambridge, Mass, Harvard Univ Pr, 1996. Paperback, 332 pages. With inscription that reads "For Prof. Twersky, With much appreciation and gratitude. Eddy". ISBN 0-674-53427-1Religion & Spirituality: Judaism: History of Religion Includes bibliographical references and index. Browse the Table of Contents, Index, and other parts of this book on amazon. (GER-41-30) (ID #31150) $35.00.
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  221. Herz, Marcus. Marcus Herz. ÜBER DIE FRÜHE BEERDIGUNG DER JUDEN: AN DIE HERAUSGEBER DES HEBRÄISCHEN SAMMLERS. Berlin; Bey Christian Friedrich Voss Und Sohn, 1788. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 60 pages. 21 cm. In German, with some French and Hebrew. Revised and enlarged from the 1787 1st edition. Engraving on title page by L. W. Chodowiecki. In original paper wrappers, printed on fine paper. Title translates as: “Marcus Herz on the Early Burial of the Jews: To the Editor of the Hebrew Collector. ” Hame’assef (Literally "the collector" in Hebrew), first Hebrew organ of the Haskalah. Founded in 1783 in Koenigsberg by pupils of Moses Mendelssohn, Hame'assef was devoted to the education of youth, the increased use of the Hebrew language, and raising the general cultural level of the people. Although the organ was planned as a monthly, it actually appeared as a quarterly whose numbers were collected into annual volumes. The first three volumes were published in Koenigsberg from 1783 to 1786; the next three in Berlin, 1788–90; four issues of the seventh volume in Breslau, 1794–97; and three volumes of the renewed Hame'assef in Berlin, Altona, and Dessau (1809–11), after which it ceased publication. “Marcus Herz (1747–1803), German physician and philosopher. Herz was born in Berlin, where his father was a Torah scribe. At the age of 15, Herz left for Koenigsberg, where he worked as a clerk. He attended lectures at the University of Koenigsberg from 1766 but had to stop in 1770 because of his financial situation. He became friendly with Immanuel Kant, who asked him to serve as his "advocate" on the occasion of his submitting his dissertation. In his book Betrachtungen aus der spekulativen Weltweishei (1771) Herz formulated his interpretation of Kant's views. In 1770 Herz returned to Berlin, where he joined Moses Mendelssohn 's circle. Supported by David Friedlander, he completed his medical studies at Halle. In 1774 he was appointed physician at the Berlin Jewish Hospital and was reputed to be one of the best doctors of his time. He married Henriette De Lemons from a Portuguese Jewish family from Hamburg. She was a social leader who gathered at her salon some of the most prominent intellectual figures in Berlin of her time and was known for her intellect. In 1777 Herz started lecturing in his home on philosophy and experimental physics. These lectures were attended by important persons, including members of the royal family, among them the future Frederick William III. In 1787 the king of Prussia bestowed the title of "professor" on Herz with the right to receive an income for life. Kant corresponded with Herz for many years, and these letters are of great importance for understanding both the development of Kant's views before the publication of Critique of Pure Reason in 1781 and the relationship between Kant and Salomon Maimon. Herz published several essays on philosophy and on the human soul. His Versuch ueber den Geschmack und die Ursachen seiner Verschiedenheit (1776) developed the conception of perfect beauty (in the spirit of Winckelmanns). In 1786 Herz published his Versuch der Kuenste. In 1786 he published his Versuch ueber den Schwindel, and in 1777–84 his Briefe an Aerzte. At Mendelsshon's request he translated from English into German Vindiciae Juaeorum, a defense of Judaism by Manasseh Ben Israel. In his work Freimuetige Kaffeegesprache zweier juedischer Zuschauerinnen ueber Juden Pinkus (1772), Herz criticized the self-hatred found among Jews. He also wrote, at the request of the editor of Ha-Me'assef, a pamphlet in which he argued against quick burial, the traditional custom among Jews. He was for a long time the unknown translator of the so-called "Prayer of the Jewish Physician, " attributed to Maimonides, from Hebrew into German. ” Subjects: Burial laws (Jewish law). Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies. Burial, Premature. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Light foxing to wraps, with some tears along backstrip. Light soiling to title page. Edges of pages lightly bumped. Pages exceedingly clean and fresh, owing to the fine quality paper and preservation. Very good condition. (GER-40-1) (ID #29054) $675.00.
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  223. Meisl, Josef. HASKALAH: GESCHICHTE DER AUFKLÄRUNGSBEWEGUNG UNTER DEN JUDEN IN RUSSLAND. Berlin; C. A. Schwetschke & Sohn, 1919. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VII, 228 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. ‘Haskalah; History of the Jewish Enlightenment in Russia’, covers the century long direction of the ideas of Mendelssohn and the Enlightenment as it transitioned in different political, ideological, and economic shifts in different locales in Russia. Written by Dr. Josef Meisl (1882-1958), who was the general secretary of the Jewish Community of Berlin, and a correspondent of Chaim Weizmann; after emigrating he worked at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. Subjects: Jews - Education. Jews - Soviet Union. Jews - Poland. Hebrew literature - History and criticism. Joden. Culturele bewegingen. Haskala. Light wear to cloth, overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (EE-5-40) (ID #32346) $35.00.
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  225. [Azriel Hildesheimer gift inscription and stamp] Moshe Leib Lyeitsch Rosenbaum. SHA’AREI EMET AND BEIT ARYEH. Pressburg, 1866. Hardcover, 8vo, 40 leaves, 24.5 cm. On title-page a handwritten self dedication: “Gift from the author, Azriel Hildesheimer” and ink stamp of the rabbi. On the inner side of the bidning Ex-Libris of (his grandson), Rabbi “Azriel Hildesheimer”. Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer (1820-1899) was among the leading Torah authorities of his generation. Disciple of the Aruch LaNer and of Rabbi Yitzchak Bernays of Hamburg. He served as Rabbi of Eisenstadt in years 1851-1869, and during that time established there one of the major Yehsivot of Hungary and Germany. In 1869 he was appointed as Rabbi of Berlin, where he established the Beit Midrash LaRabbanim. He led the Orthodox Jewry of Germany. Binding repair. Chipped and worn cover edges and corners. Some lightly stained pages. Good condition. (Hag-2-6) (ID #27522) $325.00.
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  227. Agudat Israel. "AGUDAS JISROEL": BERICHTE UND MATERIALIEN. Frankfurt Am Main; Büro Der "agudas Jisroel", [1912]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 155 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German with some Hebrew. 'Agudas Yisroel'; Reports and materials. Compiled by the Provisorischen Comité der "Agudas Jisroel" zu Frankfurt a. M. Contents: Die Vorgeschichte der "Agudas Jisroel" by A. Weyl - Die Versammlung zu Frankfurt a. M. Am 29. Oktober 1911 (Protokoll) - Die Kattowitzer Konferenz am 27. Und 28. Mai 1912 (contains reports from the Conference, the Program of the Agudas Yisroel, etc. ) - Zustimmungskundgebungen zur Gründung der "Agudas Jisroel" - Auszüge aus Zustimmungsschreiben hervorragender Persönlichkeiten (in Hebrew) - Stimmen der Presse zur Gründung der "Agudas Jisroel. " This collection of reports can be assumed to be one of the earliest publications of the Agudat Yisroel after its founding. The Agudat Yisrael is a political movement of Orthodox Jewry, founded at a conference in Kattowitz (Upper Silesia; today Katowice, Poland) in May 1912. “The 300 delegates at the Kattowitz conference faced the complex and challenging task of overriding very real differences among traditional communities in Germany, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, and elsewhere. The goal in forming Agudas Yisroel was to create an overarching, 'ecumenical' Orthodox identity to be shared by all these communities, represented by one organization. A compromise view prevailed, and individual communities were allowed to make their own decisions at local and regional levels. Though some steps were taken to set up a larger organization, including plans for establishing a world body of Agudas Yisroel to be called the Kenesiyah Gedolah (Great Assembly), the outbreak of World War I made plans to convene such a conference in August 1914 impossible. Consequently, the first international assembly did not take place until 1923.” - YIVO Encyclopedia. Subjects: Orthodox Judaism - Congresses. Agudat Israel. OCLC lists 11 copies. Wraps heavily soiled, detached, with some chipping to edges. Pages aged, with minor chipping at top; otherwise fresh. Fair condition. (GER-43-13) (ID #33600) $115.00.
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  229. Freyhan, Wilhelm. ZURÜCK ZUR THORA?: EINE ANFRAGE AN JUNG-ISRAEL. Halberstadt; Verl. Der Agudas Jisroel, 1922. Original printed boards. 8vo. 60 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. In German, with some Hebrew. 'Return to the Torah?; A Request to Young-Israel'. First published 1911, Frankfurt. Published by the Agudas Yisroel. Addressed to the youth zionist movement. Written by Dr Wilhelm (Zev) Freyhan, a leading member of the Jewish community of Breslau, and one of the original founders of Agudat Israel at the Kattowitz Conference of 1912. Subjects: OCLC lists 4 copies of this edition (Univ Bremen, Univ Hamburg, Natl Libr Israel, Danish Natl Libr), none in the US, 6 total copies total of all editions. Light soiling to boards. Pages lightly aged, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-14) (ID #33601) $50.00.
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  231. (Hirsch, Samson Raphael). GEDENKBLAETTER ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DIE SAMSON RAPHAEL HIRSCH-FEIER DER VEREINIGUNG ZUR PFLEGE JUEDISCHER LEBENSANSCHAUUNG AM 21. JUNI 1908. Frankfurt a.M. Paper Wrappers, 8vo; 38 pages.Mark on cover, Very Good Condition; (GER-42-16) (ID #4945) $100.00.
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  233. Hirsch, Samson Raphael. ERSTE UND ZWEITE MITTEILUNG AUS EINEM BRIEFWECHSEL. ZWEITE, NACH DEN KORREKTUREN DES VERFASSERS VERBESSERTE AUFLAGE. Frankfurt AM Main, Verlag Von Sänger & Friedber, 1920. Cloth, Paper browning, not fragile. Spine faded. Solid. Almost Very Good; 8vo; iv + 125 pages; Original Cloth Binding Consists of "Erste Mitteilungen aus Naphtali's Briefwechsel herausgegeben von Ben Ufiel" and "Zweite Mitteilungen aus einem Briefwechsel ueber die neueste juedische Literatur. Ein Fragment von Samson Raphael Hirsch. " (GER-42-26) (ID #3961) $30.00.
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  235. Hirsch, Samson Raphael. UNSERE AUFGABE. Frankfurt AM Main, J. Kaufmann Verlag, 1913. Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition; 8vo; 32 pages; "Mit Genehigung der Verlages buchhandlung von J. Kauffmann in Frankfurt a. M, abgedrukt aus "Gesammelte Schriften" von Rabbiner Samson Raphael Hirsch, Band V. Uberreicht vom ostdeutschen Gruppenverband der freien Vereinigung fuer die Interessen des orthodoxen Judentums. " (GER-42-17) (ID #3960) $50.00.
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  237. Schwab, Hermann. THE HISTORY OF ORTHODOX JEWRY IN GERMANY. London, Mitre Press, 1950. Original Cloth. 8vo. 159 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Translated by Irene R. Birnbaum. With frontispiece portrait and four leaves of plates. Details the controversies and discussions from Mendelssohn, Hirsch, Hildesheimer, Rosenheim, until Agudas Yisroel. Hermann Schwab (1879–1962), was a “German journalist and historical writer. In his native Frankfurt Schwab joined the school of the Israelitische Religionsgesellschaft. He was employed from 1902 to 1927 in the metal enterprises of Aron Hirsch near Berlin and in Halberstadt. He also worked as a journalist for the Frankfurter Zeitung, the Vossische Zeitung and other newspapers, was editor of the Juedischer Volksschriftenverlag, and author of Orthodox children's books. A supporter of Agudat Israel and its founder, Jacob Rosenheim, Schwab organized its war orphans' fund during World War I, which established a number of orphanages in Poland. From 1927 he ran a press service in Berlin which he continued after emigrating to England in 1934. In London, he became president of the Golders Green Beth Hamidrash. ” - 2008 EJ. Rabbi Alex Weisfogel's copy and then David Kranzler's copy, with his notes in margins. Subjects: Jews - Germany. Jews. Germany. Missing jacket. Light foxing to endpage. Some highlighting throughout, otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (GER-44-23) (ID #33756) $45.00.
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  239. Weiner, Adolpho. DIE JÜDISCHEN SPIESEGESETZE NACH IHREN VERSCHIEDENEN GESICHTSPUNKTEN, ZUM ERSTEN MALE WISSENSCHAFTLICHMETHODISCH GEORDNET UND KRITISCH BELEUCHTET. Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1895. Leather; 8vo. Xiv, 524 pages. Morocco spine; gilt titles; raised bands. Spattered edges; decorative endpapers. First edition. In German. Bibliographcal annotations; errata and addenda. Added title page: De ciborum e legibus divinis (biblicis) atque rabbinicis vetitorum indole et sententia... Auctore Adolpho Wiener. Wiener was a German rabbi, "one of the most progressive rabbis of his time; and at the synods of Cassel (1844), Leipsic (1869), and Augsburg (1870) he advocated the following reforms in Judaism: revision of the prayer-book; employment of the organ in divine service; permission to travel on Sabbaths; and the abolition of all second days of festivals. His chief ambition, however, was to release the Jews from what he called the authority of the Talmud. [This volume was] a very radical criticism of the dietary laws. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Jews - Dietary laws. Morocco spine and corners very edgeworn. Some marginalia in pencil. Archival reinforcement of hinges. Binding tight; interior in very good condition. (GER-8-3) (ID #16807) $100.00.
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  241. Formstecher, Salomon, 1808-1889. DIE RELIGION DES GEISTES: EINE WISSENSCHAFTLICHE DARSTELLUNG DES JUDENTHUMS NACH SEINEM CHARAKTER, ENTWICKLUNGSGANGE UND BERUFE IN DER MENSCHHEIT.Frankfurt Am Main; J. C. Hermann, 1841. Contemporary boards. 8vo. VIII, 452 [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German. Quarter leather with red cloth and gilt lettering on spine. Title translates as: The Religion of the Spirit: a scientific view of Judaism according to its character and gradual progressive development of humanity. ” Salomon Formstecher, (1808-1889) was a “German rabbi; born at Offenbach July 28, 1808; died there April 24, 1889. After graduating (Ph. D. 1831) from the Giessen University, he settled in his native city as preacher, succeeding Rabbi Metz in 1842; he filled this office until his death. During his long ministry he strove to harmonize the religious and social life of the Jews with the requirements of modern civilization. His aims were expressed at Brunswick, Frankfort-on-the-Main, Breslau, and Cassel in the conferences of the German rabbis. The most important of his works is "Religion des Geistes" (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1841). It contains a systematic analysis of the principles of Judaism. The author endeavors to demonstrate that Judaism was a necessary manifestation, and that its evolution tends in the direction of a universal religion for civilized mankind. Judaism, in contrast with paganism, considers the Divinity to be a Being separate from nature, and allows no doubt of God's existence. Consequently any theogony, any emanation, any dualism must be rejected. Formstecher concludes his work with a history of Judaism which is a valuable contribution to Jewish religious philosophy. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Judaism -- Works to 1900. Jewish philosophy. Judaism -- Doctrines. Light wear to covers, with rubbing at edges on leather. Jewish book distributor stamp on title page. Pages very clean and fresh, with light spots of foxing throughout, and slightly wavy pages. Binding very solid. Good + condition. (GER-38-39) (ID #29041) $200.00.
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  243. (Holdheim, Samuel) Ritter, Immanuel Heinrich. SAMUEL HOLDHEIM: SEIN LEBEN UND SEINE WERKE: EIN BEITRAG ZU DEN NEUESTEN REFORMBESTREBUNGEN IM JUDENTHUME. Berlin; W. J. Peiser, 1865. Half-leather. 8vo. VIII, 307, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Half-leather over boards, gilt lettering on spine. Title translates as: “Samuel Holdheim: his Life and his Works: a Contribution to the Recent Reform Efforts in Judaism”. Contains notes on the Hebrew texts of the Old Testament, together with a translation of the Book of Job, and a grammatical appendix. Rabbi Samuel Holdheim was a leader of the Reform movement in German Judaism early in the 19th century, considered a pioneer in modern Jewish homiletics. The author, Immanuel Heinrich Ritter, was a “German rabbi; born March 13, 1825, in Ratibor, Prussian Silesia; died July 9, 1890, in Johannisbad, Bohemia. While studying at the gymnasium of his native town he received his Talmudic instruction under Rabbi Loewe. At the University of Breslau classical philology and history formed his special studies (Ph. D. 1849). During an audience with the Cultusminister von Raumer in 1851, the latter gave the young candidate to understand that only baptism could entitle him to an appointment as professor at a college. Ritter thereupon accepted a position as teacher of religion and reader at the Berlin Reform congregation, becoming later assistant to the senior preacher of the temple, Samuel Holdheim. His first ten sermons were published as "Kanzelvorträge aus dem Gotteshause der Jüdischen Reformgemeinde" (Berlin, 1856), which placed him at once among the foremost Jewish preachers of his time. In 1859 his "Beleuchtung der Wagner'schen Schrift, " published against "Das Judenthum und der Staat" by Wagner, member of the Prussian Diet, created a stir. Ritter's principal work was his "Geschichte der Jüdischen Reform, " in four parts (Berlin, 1858-1902): I. "Mendelssohn und Lessing. " II. "David Friedländer. " III. "Samuel Holdheim. " IV. "Die Jüdische Reformgemeinde in Berlin" (edited by S. Samuel, rabbi in Ussen). In the first part Ritter demonstrates that Moses Mendelssohn's lack of understanding of historical criticism concerning Judaism was one of the main reasons why his own children and many of his friends became apostates from the religion of their fathers. He further shows that Lessing had a better conception of Judaism than Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn's false view of revelation, a view which identifies Judaism with legalism, makes him a representative of conservatism and even of retrogression. ” (from the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Reform Judaism - Germany - History -- 19th century. Holdheim, Samuel, 1806-1860. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Front cover hinge starting. Covers lightly soiled. Pages lightly foxed through. Very good condition. (GER-36-21) (ID #28872) $225.00.
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  245. Holdheim, Samuel; Leopold Stein. PREDIGTEN ÜBER DIE JUDISCHE RELIGION [Volumes 2, 4, 3] / KOHOLETH; EINE AUSWAHL GOTTESDIENSTLICHER VORTRÄGE GEHALTEN in DER HAUPT-SYNAGOGE ZU FRANKFURT AM MAIN in DEN JAHREN 1844-1846. Berlin; C. David / Frankfurt Am Main; Sauerländer, 1855, 1869, 1863, 18. Clothbound. 8vo. XIV, 310, [4]; VI, 214; 72; XVI, 366 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Four volumes bound together. In German and Hebrew. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, includes a handwritten table of contents from time of binding. The first three volumes constitute volumes two, four, and three (bound in that order) of the “Sermons on the Jewish religion. Held in the church of the Jewish Reform Congregation in Berlin “ by Samuel Holdheim (1806-1860), a renowned extreme German Reform Rabbi. The imprint of these latter volumes varies: volume 3, Berlin, J. Springer; volume 4, Berlin, J. Benzian. The last volume, “Koholeth; a selection of Sermons held in the main synagogue in Frankfurt am Main in the years 1844-1846” by the reform Rabbi Leopold Stein (1810-1882), constituting sermons from his first two years (of an eighteen year career as Rabbi at) the synagogue at Frankfurt am Main. A fine collection of mid-19th century German Reform Sermons. Subjects: Jewish sermons -- Germany. Sermons, German -- Jewish authors. Judaism. Sermons, German. Covers lightly worn, first endpage shaken. Margins stained with pink fluid in first volume in last hundred pages, not affecting text. Light water stain to bottom margin of Koholeth, last page repaired on back portion. All text clean, pages overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-36-40) (ID #28891) $400.00.
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  247. Kohler, George Y. READING MAIMONIDES' PHILOSOPHY IN 19TH CENTURY GERMANY; THE GUIDE TO RELIGIOUS REFORM. Dordrecht; New York: Springer, 2011. Hardback. 8vo. IX, 373 pages. 24 cm. First edition. With 6 illustrations. Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Philosophy, Vol. 15. “The general subject of the book is the re-discovery of Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed by the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement in Germany of the nineteenth and beginning twentieth Germany. Since this movement is inseparably connected with religious reforms that took place at about the same time, it shall be demonstrated how the Reform Movement in Judaism used the Guide for its own agenda of historizing, rationalizing and finally turning Judaism into a philosophical enterprise of ‘ethical monotheism’. The study follows the reception of Maimonidean thought, and the Guide specifically, through the nineteenth century, from the first beginnings of early reformers in 1810 and their reading of Maimonides to the development of a sophisticated reform-theology, based on Maimonides, in the writings of Hermann Cohen more then a hundred years later. ” Publishers Description. Subjects: Jewish philosophy - Germany - 19th century. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Brand New. New Condition. (SPRINGER-1-6) (ID #33457) $75.00.
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  249. Mandelstamm, Leon (1819-1889). HORAE TALMUDICAE. Complete in 2 volumes. Berlin, Friedländersche Buchdruckerei, 1860. Cloth. 8vo, 48, 48 pages. 23 cm. vol I in German, Vol. II in English (!),Series: Thalmudische Studien Nr 2. Contents: Teil 1: Reform im Judenthum. Teil 2: Rabbi Joshua ben Hanania. "Eine Diskussion über Judenthum und Christenthum, aus dem Anfange des zweiten Jahrhunderts der christlichen Aera." SUBJECT(S) Judaism. Joshua ben Hananiah, 1st cent. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, Yale, Yeshiva, JNUL), none in the US outside the Northeast. Attractively bound in modern boards. Old stamps of the "Eigenthum des Jüdisch-Theol: Seminars zu Breslau" on the half-titles. Some old foxing and staining, Very Good Condition. A scarce title. (HEB-19-17) (ID #17013) $225.00.
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  251. Seligmann, Caesar. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN REFORMBEWEGUNG VON MENDELSSOHN BIS ZUR GEGENWART. Frankfurt A. M, J. Kauffmann, 1922. Original Cloth. 8vo. 188, [1] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. History of the Jewish Reform movement from Mendelssohn to the Present. For many years considered the standard history in German on the Reform Movement. The author, Caesar Seligmann (1860–1950), was “leader of Liberal Judaism in Germany. Born in Landau, Seligmann was appointed preacher of the Liberal synagogue (Temple) in Hamburg in 1889, and from 1902 to 1939 he officiated as rabbi in Frankfurt. In 1910 he published for the Liberal synagogue (Western synagogue) a two-volume prayer book (Israelitisches Gebetbuch, 2nd ed. 1928) that was even more extreme than any proposed by the German Reform movement to that date. One of the founders of the Vereinigung fuer das liberale Judentum in 1910, he edited its organ, Liberales Judentum, which appeared from 1910 to 1922. In cooperation with I. Elbogen and H. Vogelstein, in 1929 he published the 'unified prayer book, ' restoring to the Liberal rite many traditional prayers which had been previously excluded. His other works include a collection of popular lectures, Judentum und moderne Weltanschauung (1905), and a history of the Reform movement, Geschichte der juedischen Reformbewegung von Mendelssohn bis zur Gegenwart (1922). When addressing the Liberal rabbis in Wiesbaden in 1937, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the rabbinical conference convened by A. Geiger, Seligmann advised his colleagues to become reconciled with Zionism. In 1939 he moved to London, where he lived until his death. His autobiography, Mein Leben. Erinnerungen eines Grossvaters, was written in 1941 but only one chapter was published. ” - EJ 2008. Attractively bound, with gilt title Subjects: Reform Judaism - History. Judaism - Doctrines. Jewish philosophy. Reformjudentum. Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786 - Criticism and interpretation. Pages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-7) (ID #33813) $65.00.
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  253. Rosenak, Leopold. ZUR BEKÄMPFUNG DES MÄDCHENHANDELS: REFERAT, ERSTATTET IN DER RABBINVERSAMMLUNG ZU FRANKFURT A.M, AM 7. JULI 1902. Frankfurt A. M.; J. Kauffmann, 1903. Original wraps. 8vo. [2], 14 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'To Combat the Madchenhandels (white slavers): Report to the Rabbinical Association in Frankfurt, July 1902'. A report against prostitution and those who press others into prostitution, by Dr. Leopold Rosenak (1868-1923), Rabbi of Bremen. He served the community of Bremen since 1896, as an Orthodox Jew in a liberal community; he later was awarded the Iron Cross for his services as a field rabbi during the world war, and was instrumental in setting up the Committee for Assistance to Impoverished Jewish Refugees after the first world war, and helped found the Society for Defense against anti-semitism; he was married to Bella Carlebach-Rosenak (1876-1957) the daughter of the Luebeck rabbi Salomon Carlebach; his son was the lawyer Ignatz Rosenak. Subjects: Prostitution (Jewish law). Prostitution. OCLC lists 8 copies. Pages previously cut for binding purposed, with minor loss of last characters on outer edge of page 10-14, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SPEC-39-17) (ID #32929) $95.00.
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  255. Frankel, Zacharias. GRUNDLINIEN DES MOSAISCH-TALMUDISCHER EHERECHTS. Leipzig, Hunger, 1860. Clothbound. 4to. [1], XLVIII pages. 26 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. Bound in marbled board. Title roughly translates as: “Basic lines of the Mosaic-Talmudic Marriage-Law. ” Zecharias Frankel was a “German theologian; born at Prague Sept. 30, 1801; died at Breslau Feb. 13, 1875. Frankel was the founder and the most eminent member of the school of historical Judaism, which advocates freedom of research, while in practical life it upholds the authority of tradition, Frankel was, through his father, a descendant of Vienna exiles of 1670 and of the famous rabbinical Spira family, while on his mother's side he descended from the Fischel family, which has given to the community of Prague a number of distinguished Talmudists. … His outline of rabbinical marriage law, "Grundlinien des Mosaisch-Talmudischen Eherechts" (Breslau, 1860), was meant to serve as a text-book on that subject. ” (from the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). This copy does not contain the oftentimes abridged five page report of the Judisch-theologisches seminar, Breslau. Subjects: Marriage -- Jews. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Covers lightly worn, with bumped edges. Pages aged, lightly soiled throughout, with light but profuse liquid stains on last set of pages. All text legible. Very good condition. (GER-36-31) (ID #28882) $135.00.
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  257. Jüdischen Frauenbund. KOCHBUCH FÜR DEN JÜDISCHEN HAUSHALT UND GROSSBETRIEB: AUSGABE B, SPEISEFOLGE FÜR DIE GEMEINSCHAFTSKÜCHE, RATSCHLÄGE FÜR DIÄTKÜCHE, HINWEISE FÜR PALÄSTINA. Berlin; Philo Verlag, 1935. Original Cloth. 8vo. 143 pages. 22 cm. Third edition. In German. 'Cookbook for the Jewish Household and Larger Operation. ' Title on boards: Kochbuch fur die judische Kuche. With hundreds of recipes. Contains notes on diets, community kitchens, and Palestine. Foreword by Ottilie Schonewald (1883-1961), at this time chariwoman of the executive committee of the League of Jewish Women in Germany. The Jüdischer Frauenbund was an broad feminist organisation of Jewish women in Germany; founded in 1904 and dissolved by the Nazis in 1938. Though not originally Zionist, it apparently shifted towards training women for emigration to Palestine and elsewhere after the passage of the Nuremberg laws in 1935. Subjects: Jewish cooking. OCLC lists 5 copies of this edition (less than 30 of all editions). Printed on cheap paper; which has not survived very well. Most pages thoroughly browned, edges fragile, with heavy chipping to a few page edges, affecting a small amount of text on a few pages; light soiling to boards, water stains on outer edges. However, binding solid. Alas, Poor condition, but complete, usable as a working copy. (GER-43-12) (ID #33599) $50.00.
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  259. Pappenheim, Bertha. ALLERLEI GESCHICHTEN, MAASSE-BUCH; BUCH DER SAGEN UND LEGENDEN AUS TALMUD UND MIDRASCH NEBST VOLKSERZA¨HLUNGEN IN JÜDISCH-DEUTSCHER SPRACHE. Frankfurt Am Main; J. Kauffmann, 1929. Original marbled boards. 8vo. 346 pages. 21 cm. First edition. First German translation of the Mayse-Bukh. 'All sorts of stories, Mayse-Bukh; books of myths and legends from the Talmud and Midrash, together with folk narratives in Judeo-German'. Translated and edited, with notes, from the Amsterdam 1723 edition, by Bertha Pappenheim (1859–1936), “social worker and leader of the German Jewish feminist movement. ” - EJ 2008. With a foreword by I Elbogen; issued by the Jüdischen Frauenbund (Jewish Women's Federation). The Mayse Bukh (Book of Stories) “is a vast anonymous collection of stories and folktales, legends and oral traditions handed down from generation to generation orally and later recorded in writing in Yiddish. The book contains much from the talmudic aggadah and Midrash, here translated into the vernacular and copied and recopied by various writers who also adapted and judaized material from other traditions. ” - EJ 2008. This edition attractively bound in marbled boards, gilt title, blue ink title page. Subjects: Tales, Jewish. Jewish legends. Exempla. Ma'aseh book. German. Light soiling to boards and outer edges, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-45-8) (ID #33814) $40.00.
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  261. Aron Marko Rothmüller. DREI PALÄSTINENSISCHE VOLKSLIEDER: FÜR GEMISCHTEN CHOR UND KLAVIER. Wien: Jibneh-Verlag; Leipzig: Auslieferung, F. Hofmeister, 1931. Original wraps. 4to. 8 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Three Palestine Folk Songs: Moladeti - Pakad Adonaj - He, Chaluz. For chorus (SATB) -and piano; words in Hebrew romanized. Arranged by Aron Marko Rothmuller; “Singer, composer and author, (1908-1993); Born in Yugoslavia. Studied in Zagreb and Vienna, was an opera singer and performed across Europe. After World War II, immigrated to the U. S. Where he taught at the University of Indiana. Rothmüller composed chamber music, choral music and Sephardic and Ashkenazic songs. As an author published The Music of the Jews. ” (Jewish Music Research Centre). Rothmuller was founder, in 1932, of Omanut, Vererin zur forderung judischer Musik (Society for the Development of Jewish music). Subjects: Folk songs, Hebrew. Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with piano. OCLC lists 6 copies. Contains stamp of Dr. Josef Fruedenthal of Transcontinental Music Company on wraps, with institutional stamps of the Buffalo Jewish Choral Society throughout. Otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-36) (ID #33279) $75.00.
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  263. Schönberg, Jakob. SHIRE ERETS YISRA'EL: MI-TA'AM HISTADRUT HA-MAKABI BE-GERMANYAH VE-HISTADRUT HE-HALUTS BE-GERMANYAH. Yerushalayim; Hotsa'ah 'Ivrit, 1947. Original Wraps. 16mo. 208 pages. 15 cm. Second edition. In Hebrew. 'Songs of the Land of Israel'. Lyrics (romanized) -also printed as vocalized text in Hebrew script. Anthology of 230 zionist songs. Includes unacc. Melodies. Originally published by the Yudisher Ferlag of Berlin, under the auspices of Hechalutz and Maccabi World Union. This edition copyright Jewish Publishing House, Jerusalem, printed in Switzerland (Basel; Goldschmidt). Second edition of Shire Erets Yisra'el by composer and music theorist Jakob Schönberg (1900-1956). Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Zionism - Songs and music. OCLC lists 22 copies of this edition. Light wear to wraps, light soiling to outer edges, some pages dogeared, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-54) (ID #33240) $75.00.
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  265. Range, Paul. DIE KÜSTENEBENE PALÄSTINAS MIT GEOLOGISCHER ÜBERSICHTSKARTE IM MASZSTAB 1:250000. Berlin, Gesellschaft Für Palästina-Forschung, 1922. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 22 pages. In German. Gesellschaft für Palästina-Forschung. Veröffentlichung 8. Includes fold-out map. Offenbach stamp. (GER-42-21) Covers detached & heavily chipped, internal paper & binding are Very Good. (ID #8294) $30.00.
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  267. Aronstein, Philipp. SPEECHES OF BRITISH STATESMEN ON JUDAISM AND ZIONISM. Berlin; Schocken Verlag, 1936. Original Wraps. 12mo. 43, [1] pages. 19 cm. First edition. Jüdische Lesehefte, Nr. 14. Nazi-era publication. Edited with Glossary and Notes by Philipp Aronstein. Contents: England and the Bible (from Nahum Sokolow, The history of Zionism, ch. 1) -Thomas Babington Macaulay: Biographical sketch. A speech on Jewish disabilities. - Arthur James Balfour: Biographical sketch. The Balfour declaration. From a defence of the mandate. The Hebrew University. - David Lloyd George: Biographical sketch. School-reminiscences of Lloyd George. Subjects: Jewish question. Jews - Great Britain. Jews in the Diaspora, Judaism; ideas and movements about a Jewish state; Zionism; the Zionist idea. Light wear to wraps, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-45-3) (ID #33809) $30.00.
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  269. Auerbach, Elias. WÜSTE UND GELOBTES LAND [TWO VOLUME SET; COMPLETE]. Berlin; K. Wolff Verlag A. -G.; Schocken Verlag, 1932-1936. Original cloth. 4to. XII, 307; 287 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Desert and Promised Land; A history of Israel from its beginning until the period of the return from Babylon. ' Two volume set. With 18 plates and one map in volume one; 15 plates and 2 folded coloured lithographed maps loosely inserted in rear pocket. Volume one: Geschichte Israels von den Anfängen bis zum Tode Salomos (published by Kurt Wolff Verlag) – Volume two: Geschichte Israels vom Tode Salomos bis Ezra und Nehemia (published by Schocken Verlag). The Magnum Opus of Elias Auerbach (1882–1971), “Israeli physician, biblical scholar, and historical writer. Auerbach emigrated from Berlin to Erez Israel in 1909 and settled in Haifa. … Wueste und Gelobtes Land (2 vols. ), his main work, which also appeared in Hebrew as Ha-Midbar ve-Erez ha-Behirah (2 vols, 1957–62), a history of Israel from its beginning until the period of the return from Babylon. ” - EJ 2008. “Please read Elias Auerbach's Desert and Promised Land. There you will find in print all the daring statements you touched on in your last letter. Horeb-Sinai etc. He treats only the historical factors but that he does thoroughly and the book is based on a critical and systematic knowledge of the Bible and its sources. ” -Arnold Zweig to Sigmund Freud, March, 1935. Subjects: Jews - History - To 586 B. C. Light wear to cloth, light soiling to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-11) (ID #33598) $175.00.
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  271. Georg, Manfred (Manfred Cohn George); Theodor Herzl. Fwds by Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann. THEODOR HERZL, SEIN LEBEN UND SEIN VERMÄCHTNIS [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Berlin-Wien-Leipzig; Ralph A. Höger, 1932. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 279, [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German. Inscribed by author on endpage, dated September 1941. ‘Theodor Herzl, his life and his legacy. ’ With frontispiece portrait of Herzl and 18 accompanying photographs. A detailed biography of the life and work of Theodore Herzl written on the eve of Hitlers ascent to power; with a forward by Albert Einstein on Herzl and a forward by Thomas Mann on constructive work in Palestine. Written by Manfred George (1893–1965), born Manfred Cohn Georg, a “journalist and editor. Born in Berlin, he took a degree in law and became a prominent newspaper editor and writer. Georg excelled as a political writer and as a film and drama critic. Among his books is Theodor Herzl, sein Leben und sein Vermaechtnis (1932). When the Nazis came to power, Georg went to Prague, worked there for several years, and in 1938 immigrated to the U. S. In New York, he took over Aufbau (subtitled ‘Reconstruction’), founded in 1924, originally the newsletter of the German-Jewish ‘New World Club. ’ Under his editorship, Aufbau became a German-language weekly representing the German-Jewish immigrant community and acquired a circulation of more than 30, 000. George was one of the outstanding figures of America's German-Jewish community. ” (EJ 2007). Subjects: Biography - Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. Exile Literature – German Jewish Authors. OCLC lists 12 copies, but only 1 copy in the US (Yale). Light shelf wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very Good+ Condition. (MX-36-7) (ID #31171) $200.00.
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  273. Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. BUCH DER NARRHEIT. Leipzig; F. Freund, Buch- Und Kunst-Verlag, 1888. Original Quarter Leather. 12mo. [6], 266 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In German. "Das Buch der Narrheit" - "The Book of Folly". Buch der Narrheit continues a series of feuilletons and philosophical stories, published by Herzl from 1885 onward, distinguished by their fine sense of style and profound observations on human destiny and the future of technology and pervaded by a spirit of sadness. Written during the period after Herzl's student days and before his position as the Paris correspondent of the Neue Freie Presse. Beautifully bound, with quarter leather and decorative boards, gilt inlay, and gilt title on spine. Subjects: Theodor Herzl – Feuilletons. OCLC lists 7 copies. Hinges starting at top, light rubbing to leather, endpage loose, light foxing to first and last page. Overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (SPEC-40-7) (ID #33525) $400.00.
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  275. Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael. HERZL UND BIALIK: ERZIEHER DES VOLKS. Berlin: Vereinigung Für Deutschland, [1930]. Original Wraps. 16mo. 31 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In German. Includes poems by Bialik in German and Hebrew. Contents: Joachim Prinz, Zwei Männer - zwei Wege. Dr. A. Bein, Theodor Herzl und Palästina. Ernst Simon, Die Idee der jüdischen Befreiung in Bialiks Werk. Ch. N. Bialik, Die neue jüdische Kultur in Palästina. Gedichte. Bialiks Leben, Ein Kurzer Biographischer Abriß. Subjects: Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. Bialik, Hayyim Nachman, 1873-1934. Zionists - Biography. OCLC lists 18 copies. Light soiling to wraps, minor tear along backstrip, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-39-35) (ID #32946) $30.00.
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  277. Landauer, Georg. PALÄSTINA, 188 BILDER NEBST EINER ÜBERSICHTSKARTE UND EINER VIERSPRACHIGEN BILDBESCHREIBUNG, EINGELEITET UND HERAUSGEGEBEN. Berlin; Jüdische Buch-Vereinigung, 1935. Original Cloth. 4to. XXXI, 120 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Introduction in German by Georg Landauer, followed by 188 photographs, in black and white. Lacking 12 page index and map at rear. Georg Landauer (1895–1954), “Zionist leader, active mainly in aiding the aliyah and absorption of German Jews in Israel. Born in Cologne, Landauer was active in the Zionist youth movement Blau-Weiss and the student Zionist organization Kartell Juedischer Verbindungen. He was a founder of Ha-Po'el ha-Za'ir in Germany. In 1925 he became director of the Berlin Palestine Office and, after two visits to Palestine between 1924 and 1933, settled there in 1934. He became managing director of the Palestine Office and of the Zionist Federation in Germany (1929–33). From 1934 to 1954 Landauer was director of the Jewish Agency Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews, in which his main activities were the organization of aliyah, capital transfer, agricultural settlement, Youth Aliyah, and German reparations. He was a founder of Aliyah Hadashah, a party of the Mandate period consisting mainly of German immigrants, and a member of the Va'ad Le'ummi (1941–48). ” EJ 2008 Subjects: Palestine - Pictorial works. Index and map in facsimile. Light soiling to rear cloth. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-14) (ID #33474) $30.00.
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  279. Lazarus, Moritz. WAS HEISST NATIONAL?: EIN VORTRAG. Berlin, Dümmler, 1880. Later Cloth. 8vo. 58, 3, [1] pages. 24 cm. In German. 'What does Nationality Mean? A lecture'. “Lazarus devoted much time and energy to combating that anti-Semitism which took its rise in Germany about 1878. He was one of the most prominent Jewish apologists of his time. Like many of his contemporaries, he believed (but erroneously) that anti-Semitism was merely a passing fancy, a phenomenon engendered by reactionary times, which could be explained away in writings or addresses. He maintained that the Jews were united only by means of their religious history ('Treu und Frei', p. 77 [Was Heisst National?]). In this case as in many others, when considering Jewish matters, Lazarus follows the dictates of his desires rather than the interests of the common weal ('Gemeingeist'). Much cited for apologetic purposes is his definition of the concept 'nation, ' as the essential and only objective characteristic of which he takes not the similarity of customs and morals, of territory, religion, and race, but the bond of language. ” - 1906 JE. Moritz Lazarus (1824–1903), “German philosopher and psychologist. Lazarus was born in the town of Filehne (now Wielen, Poland) in the Prussian district of Posen. Unlike most of the intellectuals of the Enlightenment in Germany, Lazarus received an intense Jewish education and continued with his talmudic studies until he was in his twenties. He studied history, philology, and philosophy and began his general studies only in the third decade of his life, embarking on a brilliant academic career. He was first appointed professor of philosophy at the University of Berne, later heading its philosophy department, and eventually became rector of the university. He moved to Berlin in 1868 and lectured at the military academy in psychology, political science, and education; in 1874 he became professor at the University of Berlin (until 1896). With his first book Die sittliche Berechtigung Preussens in Deutschland (1850) he claimed the superiority of Prussia in Germany and began his new psychological research methods. Later he taught at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin. ” -EJ 2008. Subjects: Jews - Germany - History - 1800-1933. Nationalism. Nationalities, Principle of. Jews. OCLC lists 24 copies. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-43-39) (ID #33627) $55.00.
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  281. Mosse, George L. MAX NORDAU AND HIS ‘DEGENERATION’, INTRODUCTION TO MAX NORDAU, DEGENERATION. [New York; Howard Fertig -Offprint], 1968. Original Wraps. 8vo. [XV-XXXIV] (i. E 20) pages. 22 cm. Offprint. “Max Nordau and His ‘Degeneration’, ” Introduction to the 1968 edition of 'Degeneration' (Entartung, originally published 1892); published New York, Howard Fertig. This masterful introduction to the ideas of Max Nordau against the backdrop of fin-de-siecle Europe and concurrent positions in zionism, socialism, and cultural criticism, has been continuously reprinted in the English edition of Nordau's Degeneration since the first appearance. Not on OCLC, but held at the George Mosse Archives in Wisconsin. Subjects: Max Nordau – Entartung – English Edition – Introduction. George L. Mosse – Offprint. Fin De Seicle. Light wear to wraps, overall fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MOSS-1-1) (ID #32653) $20.00.
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  283. Schönberg, Jakob. SHIRE ERETS YISRA'EL: MI-TA'AM HISTADRUT HA-MAKABI BE-GERMANYAH VE-HISTADRUT HE-HALUTS BE-GERMANYA. Berlin; Yudisher Ferlag, 1935. Original Wraps. 16mo. 208 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Lyrics (romanized) --also printed as vocalized text in Hebrew script. Anthology of 230 zionist songs. Includes unacc. Melodies. Published by the Yudisher Ferlag of Berlin, under the auspices of Hechalutz and Maccabi World Union. “Jakob Schönberg was born in Fürth, Bavaria on September 8, 1900. His father, David Schönberg, was chazzan (cantor) at the Claus-synagoge in Fürth... Schönberg apparently earned his living during Germany's Weimar Republic (1919-1933) as a pianist, music critic, conductor and composer. He wrote articles for the Nürnberger Zeitung and served as a musical consultant for Bavarian Radio in Munich. Bavarian Radio performed some of his orchestral compositions. He also worked in films as a "musical conductor and illustrator" and some of his film music was published by Schott's Söhne, Mainz, and Hawkes and Son, London. Schönberg was interested in composing instrumental music — especially orchestral. His first orchestral work, Prelude Symphonique, premiered in 1923... His style of composition took a decidedly Jewish turn after the Nazis took power in 1933, and Jewish musicians could no longer be employed by Germany's state-supported cultural institutions. In 1934 Schönberg transcribed the folk songs and dance tunes of several halutzim (pioneers) visiting Germany from Palestine. The following year he published Shire Erets Yisrael (Songs of the Land of Israel), an anthology containing 230 Hebrew songs (Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1935). From this time until, at least, when he left Germany, these Israeli melodies would figure prominently in Schönberg's work. He set several of them for voice with piano and voice with flute and viola. His Suite für Orchester, 3 Sätze utilizes a Horra melody from the anthology. Schönberg's orchestral Horras appear to have been extremely popular in Nazi Germany, and were performed numerous times by the Jüdischer Kulturbünde between 1936 and 1938, in both Berlin and Frankfurt-am-Main” (Jakob Schonberg Collection; JTSA). Subjects: Zionism - Songs and music. Songs, Hebrew - Palestine. Jews - Palestine - Music. OCLC lists 21 copies. Corner chipped on wrap, previous owners stamp inside back wrap, very light wear. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-52) (ID #33238) $150.00.
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  285. Weil, Bruno. DIE JÜDISCHE INTERNATIONALE. Berlin, Verlag Für Politik Und Wirtschaft, 1924. 3rd Edition. Cloth, Attractively rebound in period cloth & marbled boards. Paper starting to brown, otherwise Very Good Condition.; 8°; 95 pages (GER-42-25) (ID #7900) $60.00.
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  287. Cohen, Hermann; Bruno Strauss. RELIGION DER VERNUNFT AUS DEN QUELLEN DES JUDENTUMS. Frankfurt Am Main; J. Kauffmann, 1929. Later Cloth. 8vo. XII, 629 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. In German. 'Religion of Reason Out of the Sources of Judaism. ' Second edition annotated according to the author's manuscript. With an afterword by Bruno Strauss; frontispiece portrait of the author by Max Liebermann. The last book of German Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen (1842–1918); “Religion der Vernunft aus den Quellen des Judentums, which was published posthumously in 1919 (2nd edition, 1928; English: Religion of Reason Out of the Sources of Judaism, New York, 1972; also in Hebrew and other languages). ” - EJ 2008. “The Religion of Reason's signficance is difficult to overtstate: it has been called 'the single most consequential work of Judaic thought in the period of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' (Dietrich 2000). In it, Cohen aims to synthesize Kantian philosophy of religion and Jewish thinking on religion and morality. He articulates a definition of a 'religion of reason'—that is, a religion that complements, but remains distinct from, his System of Philosophy. But also, he argues that fundamental concepts of Judaism, as they are revealed in historical Jewish texts, were the original historical sources of this religion of reason. ” - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. In the series: Grundriss der Gesamtwissenschaft der Judentums, hrsg. Von der Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenachaft des Judentums. Contains the bookstamp of Fritz A. Rothschild (former professor at the JTSA). Subjects: Judaism. Jewish philosophy. Light pencil underlining throughout, overall fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-31) (ID #33619) $40.00.
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  289. Baeck, Leo. TWO SERIES OF LECTURES BY DR. LEO BAECK. THE INTERRELATIONS OF JUDAISM, SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS; JUDAISM, THE JEW AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL. New York City; Congregation Emanuel, 1950. Original Wraps. 8vo. 47 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Lectures delivered in Dec. 1949 and March 1950 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Two series of lectures by Dr. Leo Baeck. “The interrelations of Judaism, science, philosophy and ethics". The Dr. Samuel Schulman lectures... Cincinnati, Doc. 13-15, 1949. "Judaism, the Jew and the State of Israel". The Dr. Nathan Krass lectures... New York, March 27-29, 1950. Subjects: Leo Baeck. Judaism. State of Israel. Judaism and Science. Judaism and Philosophy. Judaism and Ethics. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light soiling to wraps, bumped edges; internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-45-17) (ID #33823) $30.00.
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  291. Brunner, Constantin [Aryeh Yehuda Wertheimer]. HÖRE ISRAEL UND HÖRE NICHT-ISRAEL (DIE HEXEN). Berlin, Gustav Kiepenheuer. 1st Edition (?). Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 81 pages. In German. 'Listen Israel! and Listen Not-Israel! (The Witches)'. Constantin Brunner (1862-1937) was the pseudonym of the German-Jewish philosopher, writer, and literary critic Aryeh Yehuda Wertheimer. Very Good Condition in Very Good Dustjacket.(GER-42-38) (ID #7824) $75.00.
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  293. Stein, Salomon. ETHISCHE VERGLEICHE. [Berlin; None Listed], [1929]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 20 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'Ethical Comparisons'. An essay on comparative religious philosophy, touching upon Christianity, Greek philosophy, the Bible, and the relation of God to Israel. Special Offprint from Wohlgemuths Jeschurun, where this article originally appeared. Written by Salomon Stein (1866-1938), District Rabbi in Schweinfurt from 1890 to 1934. Inscribed on cover, possibly by author. Subjects: Religious Philsophy – Bible. OCLC lists one copy (Cambridge). Wraps aged, chipping, loose. Internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (GER-44-44) (ID #33779) $75.00.
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  295. [Liturgy; 1806]. SEDER TEFILOT: 'IM PARSHIYOT U-MA'ARVOT YOTSROT V-SELIHOT TEFILAT YO.K. KATAN, SHIR HA-YIHUD VE-TEHILIM. [Offenbach] Ofibakh; Tsevi Hirsh Segal Shepits U-Beno Avraham Segal, 1806. Later Cloth. 8vo. [6], 296, 272, 72, 16; 232, 32 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Hebrew with commentary in Yiddish. Two volumes in one. Separate title page for volume two: Seder Tehilim, 1802. Both title pages have ornamental border. Vinograd, Offenbach 172. Printed on fine ragpaper. Printed at the press of Hirsch Spitz, established in Offenbach in 1767 by Hirsch Spitz of Pressburg (Bratislava); the press continued to operate until 1832, when competition from Roedelheim became too strong. Subjects: Bible. Psalms. Hebrew. 1802. Bible. Psalms. Yiddish. 1802. Tefillot. Siddur. 1802, printing date. 1806, printing date. OCLC lists three copies (Bar Ilan, Spertus Inst, Natl Libr Israel). Later cloth solid and firm. Later first front endpage loose; light soiling and very light foxing throughout, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-52) (ID #33640) $200.00.
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  297. [Shavuot Readings. 1830]. TIKUN LEL SHAVU'OT: [IM TIKUN HOSHA'NAH RABBAH]. Zultsbakh; Z. Arnshtain, 1830. Later Cloth. 12mo. 88 [i. E. 176]; 131 [i. E. 262] pages. 18 cm. Two volumes in one. In Hebrew. Running title: Tikun lel Shavu'ot. With: Seder Tikun lel Hoshana raba. Zultsbakh: Z. Arnshtain, 1830. Printed in Sulzbach at the press of Arnstein & Sons, begun by Seckel Arnstein in 1751 after his ancestor Ahron Fraenkel in 1645, who established a printing press business in 1699. Seckel Arnstein continued the business of printing of Hebrew bibles, which became famous all over Central and Eastern Europe under the name “S. Arnstein & Sons”. Bound in later cloth; printed on fine ragpaper. Subjects: Hoshana Rabba - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Hoshana Rabba - Liturgy. Judaism - Liturgy. Shavuot - Liturgy - Texts. Liturgy and ritual. Hosha'nah Rabbah readings. 1830. Shavuot readings. 1830. One listing for the 1830 edition (Univ Michigan) on OCLC; five other holdings for editions from 1827-1835. Light foxing to pages; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-51) (ID #33639) $200.00.
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  299. Bayer, Issi. 27 [SIEBENUNDZWANZIG] KAPITEL JUDISCHER BRAUCHDEUTUNG. Bingen Am Rhein; I. Bayer, 1935. Original Cloth. 8vo. 148 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Nazi-era publication. In German. '27 Chapter of Jewish Customs Explained. ' An explanation of the high holidays, purim, shabbos, tefillin, synagogues, etc. Self published by Issi Bayer. Attractively bound and printed. Subjects: Judaism - Customs and practices. Fasts and feasts – Judaism. OCLC lists 26 copies. Previous owners bookplate on endpage (Herbert Offen); Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-33) (ID #33768) $30.00.
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  301. Ehrmann, Eliezer L. IN DEN TAGEN MATTITJAHUS: EIN CHANUKKA-BÜCHLEIN. Berlin; Schocken Verlag, 1937. Original Wraps. 12mo. 23 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Jüdische Lesehefte, Nr. 24. Nazi-era publication. 'In the Days of Matityahu [Flavius Josephus]; A Hannukah Booklet. ' A short, detailed compilation of historical sources concerning Hannukah, written by the German-Jewish pedagogue Eliezer L. Ehrmann; the Judische Lesehefte of Schocken Verlag published a number of his short pedagogical treatises on Pesach, Schavuot, and Chanukka; these were issued in conjunction with Ehrmann's work with and publications by the Reich Association of Jews in Germany, from 1936-1938. Ehrmann was able to get out of Germany, and worked as a Hebrew teacher at the College of Jewish Studies and was on the board of the Board of Jewish Education of Chicago. A recent compilation of all of Ehrmann's texts on German-Jewish Religious education published in the mid 1930's was recently issued as 'Von Trauer zur Freude: Leitfäden und Texte zu den jüdischen Festen'. Subjects: Hanukkah. Jews - History - 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Hanukkah. Jews. OCLC lists 26 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-4) (ID #33810) $30.00.
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  303. Jacobson, Wolf S. UEBER DAS KADISH-GEBET [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Frankfurt A. M.: Verlag Des Israelit Und Hermon, 1931. Original Wraps. 8vo. 60 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Author Insribed on title page. An explanation of the Kaddish prayer. The author, Wolf S. Jacobson was a leader of Agudas Yisroel in Berlin between the world wars; he emigrated to Denmark and served as Orthodox Rabbi at Machsike Hadas in Copenhagen; then to Sweden in 1943, and finally to Israel. Subjects: Kaddish. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light soiling to outer edges, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-6) (ID #33593) $100.00.
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  305. Judd, Robin. CONTESTED RITUALS: CIRCUMCISION, KOSHER BUTCHERING, AND JEWISH POLITICAL LIFE IN GERMANY, 1843-1933. Ithaca; Cornell University Press, 2007. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 283 pages. 25 cm. First edition. "In Contested Rituals, Robin Judd shows that circumcision and kosher butchering became focal points of political struggle among the German state, its municipal governments, Jews, and Gentiles. In 1843, some German-Jewish fathers refused to circumcise their sons, prompting their Jewish communities to reconsider their standards for membership. Nearly a century later, in 1933, another blood ritual, kosher butchering, served as a political and cultural touchstone when the Nazis built on a decades-old controversy concerning the practice and prohibited it. In describing these events and related controversies that raged during the intervening years, Judd explores the nature and escalation of the ritual debates as they transcended the boundaries of the local Jewish community to include non-Jews who sought to protect, restrict, or prohibit these rites. " (Publishers Description). Subjects: Jews - Germany - History - 1800-1933. Judaism - Germany - Customs and practices. Circumcision - Religious aspects - Judaism. Shehitah. Light wear to jacket, very fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-2) (ID #32914) $30.00.
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  307. Levisohn, Shlomo. SEDER HA-KINOT LE-TISH’AH BE-AV. Vienna: Gedrukt Bay A. Shmid, 1815. Original boards. 8vo. 128 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Commentary and festival prayers for the 9th of Ab, by Solomon Lowisohn: “Historian and poet; born in Mor, district of Stuhlweissenburg, Hungary, in 1788; died there April 27, 1821. He studied at the yeshibah of Prague, among his fellow students being his relative Moses Saphir, the humorist. He subsequently became a corrector in the printing establishment of Anton Edler von Schmid in Vienna. Löwisohn's works include: 'Sihah be-'Olam ha-Neshamot' (Prague, 1811); 'Melizat Yeshurun' (Vienna, 1816), poems; 'Mehkere Erez, ' treating of the topography of the Bible. He wrote also for the Mishnah edition published in 1815 an essay on the language of the Mishnah. Further, he translated and annotated the festival prayers, and part of the ritual for the 9th of Ab (Vienna, 1819). His most important work is 'Vorlesungen über die Neuere Gesch. Der Juden' (ib. 1820), of which the first volume only was published' (1906 JE). Bound in attractive marbled boards and quarter calf, printed on ragpaper. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy – Texts. Bible. O. T. Lamentations - Commentaries. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Light staining to some pages. Overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (Heb-35-20) (ID #32544) $100.00.
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  309. Perles, Felix. DAS GEBET IM JUDENTUM. Frankfurt A. M.; J. Kauffmann, 1904. Later boards. 8vo. 23 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. 'Prayers in Judaism. ' Felix Perles (1874–1933), “rabbi and scholar. Felix was drawn into the Zionist movement in Vienna and in 1899 he became rabbi at Koenigsberg. Like his father, Felix Perles had wide scholarly interests: Bible criticism, Hebrew and Aramaic lexicography, apocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature, medieval Hebrew poetry, liturgy, Jewish dialects, and abbreviations. His best-known works are his critique of W. Bousset's Religion des Judentums im neutestamentlichen Zeitalter (1903), and the collection of essays, Juedische Skizzen (1912, 1920) ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Prayer - Judaism. Judentum. OCLC lists 14 copies. Pages wavy, lightly aged, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-44-40) (ID #33775) $30.00.
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  311. (Abrahams, Israel) Kohut, George Alexander, editor. Hagadah Shel Pesah. Berlin; B. Kahan, 1928. Clothbound. 8vo. 90 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew with translation from Sonia Gronemann. Bound in red cloth with front cover illustration depicting the breaking of the chains of slavery towards a new dawn; black and white modernist ‘stick-figure’ Illustrations by Otto Geismar: “The Geismar illustrations are among the most unusual ever to adorn a Hagadah text. ” Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadah - Illustrations. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Covers lightly soiled and stained, spine bumped, otherwise very clean. Very good condition (HAG-8-31) (ID #31191) $300.00.
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  313. Yedidya Tia Weil. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: 'IM BE'UR HA-MARBEH LE-SAPER. Karlsuhe; Pilta Epstein And Brother-In-Law, 1791. Contemporary Cloth. 8vo. 52 leaves [104 pages]. 23 cm. First edition. Yudlov 355; Yaari 238; Yerushalmi 83. With commentary Marbeh Lesaper by R. Jedidian Tiah b. Jacob Nathanael Weil, Rabbi of Karlsruhe. Rabbi Yedidya Tia Weil (1722-1806), who was among the giants of his generation, son of Rabbi Netanel Weil, author of Korban Netanel and prominent disciple of Rabbi Yehonatan Eibeshitz. He corresponded with the Ba’al HaHafla’ah as well as the Noda B’Yehudah. Served as Av Beit Din of Karlsruhe and Baden as successor to his father, since 1770. While during his lifetime, only his commentary Marbeh LeSaper on the Haggadah of Pesach was printed, anonymously, today dozens of his manuscripts are being printed. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Passover - Prayers and devotions. OCLC lists 8 copies. Light foxing and soiling throughout. Recently rebound. Very good condition. (HAG-13-14) (ID #33849) $700.00.
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  315. Heidenheim, Wolf. SEDER HA-HAGADAH LE-LEL SHIMURIM MEDUYAK HETEV U-MESUDAR YAFE U-METURGAM ASHKENAZI = ERZA¨HLUNG VON DEM AUSZUGE ISRAELS AUS EGYPTEN AN DEN BEIDEN ERSTEN PESSACH=ABENDEN [RODELHEIM; 1878]. Rödelheim; M. Lehrberger, 1878. Later cloth. 12mo. 79 pages. 20 cm. Hebrew and German on opposite pages. Prepared by Wolf Heidenheim; without illustrations. Yaari 1138; Yudlov 1512. Includes judeo-german translation between Hebrew characters. Subjects: Haggada shel Pesah. Haggadot - Texts. Haggadah - Commentaries. OCLC lists two copies (Natl Libr Israel; Ohio State). Title page corner previously repaired, page outer edges lightly bumped, slight chipping on two pages, light wine stains throughout. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HAG-10-8) (ID #31248) $100.00.
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  317. Japhet, J. M. HA-HAGADAH LE-LEL SHIMURIM = HAGGADAH FÜR PESAH: MIT ÜBERSETZUNG, DEUTSCHEN COMMENTAR UND MUSIKALISCHEN BEILAGE [FRANKFURT, 1891]. Frankfurt Am Main; J. Kaufffmann, 1891. Original boards. 12mo. VIII, 113, IV pages. 19 cm. Second edition. Hebrew and German on opposite pages. Four pages of musical notation at rear; without illustrations. Yudlov 1854. Compiled by Israel Meyer Japhet (1818-1892) a “German composer and teacher. Born in Kassel, Japhet taught at Gudensberg before being appointed choir leader and teacher of the Orthodox congregation in Frankfurt in 1853, where he remained until his death. … [His] Passover Haggadah with translation and commentary in German and including four traditional tunes set for two and four voices. ” (Ne’eman in EJ, 2007). Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Haggada shel Pesah. German. Frankfurt am Main. OCLC lists 11 copies. Boards lightly soiled, pages contain heavy wine stains and bumped edges throughout, previous repair to a later page, and previous owners name on endpage, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (HAG-10-10) (ID #31250) $50.00.
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  319. Khvol’son, D. A. (Daniil Avraamovich). Das Letzte Passamahl Christ Und Der Tag Seines Todes, Nach Den in Übereinstimmung Gebrachten Berichten Der Synoptiker Und Des Evangelium Johannis. Leipzig; H. Haessel, 1908. Paper wrappers. Folio. XI, 190 pages. 34 cm. Second edition. In German, with Hebrew, Greek, Arabic. Title translates as: “The last Passover meal of Christ and the day of his death, according to the report of the Synoptics put into accordance with the Gospel of John. ” Anastatic reprint of the edition of 1892, with three supplements, containing additions and improvements of the author. D. A. Chwolson (Daniel Avraamovich Khvolson, 1819–1911) was a Russian Orientalist. “Chwolson was born of poor, devout Jewish parents in Vilna. In 1841 he went to Breslau, where Abraham *Geiger befriended him and helped him prepare for matriculation at the university. Later he returned to Russia, settling in St. Petersburg. In 1855 Chwolson became a convert of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was then appointed professor of Hebrew, Syriac, and Chaldaic philology at the University of St. Petersburg, and three years later he was given the corresponding chair at both the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic theological academies in the same city. In this triple capacity he taught practically every eminent Semitic scholar in Russia during the second half of the 19th century and after. Among his disciples were the greatest Russian Orientalists. Despite his conversion, Chwolson remained well disposed toward Jews and Judaism and retained his friendship with many eminent Jewish scholars and leaders. He was particularly welcome in Jewish Orthodox circles because of his frequent intervention on their behalf when government officials threatened the yeshivot or the publication of the Talmud. “Das letzte Passahmahl Christi und der Tag seines Todes” (1892), while meant as an answer to antisemitic accusations, is a learned and detailed investigation of the circumstances of Jesus' trial and condemnation. In it Chwolson attempted to prove that Jesus was sentenced to death by the Sadducean high court and that therefore the Pharisees and masses of Jews bear no guilt. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica). “The deep-rooted belief that Jesus was crucified by the Jews being the principal cause of the prejudice against them on the part of the Christians, Chwolson, in a dissertation entitled "Poslyedniyaya Paskhalnaya Vecherya Isusa Christa I Den yevo Smerti, " in "Christianskoe Chtenie, " St. Petersburg, 1875 (German translation, "Das Letzte Passamal Christi, " ib. 1892), shows the groundlessness of this belief. He points out that the proceedings of the trial and condemnation of Jesus, as related in the Gospels, were in violation of the rabbinical laws, and consequently could not have been conducted by a Jewish tribunal. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Last Supper. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. Jesus Christ - Chronology. Bible. N. T. Gospels - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. N. T. Gospels - Chronology. Covers worn and soiled, with edges chipped. Back cover detached and missing upper third. Pages soiled in margins, but clean and fresh. Outer edges bumped with some tears. Last page torn, affecting text on page 189-190. Fair condition. (GER-38-15) (ID #28924) $135.00.
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  321. Solomon Ben Abraham, 1610?-Ca. 1683. SEFER RATSUF AHAVAH VE-HU MAHBERET BE'UR DIBURE HA-TOSAFOT HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-INYAN DERASHA... ASHER HIBARTI SHELOMOH ALGAZI. Frankfurt De-Odrah: Yohanan Kristif Bekman, 1692. 452 [1691 or 1692]. Cloth, 8vo, 104 leaves. 22 cm. Subject (s): Tosafot -- Early works to 1800. Aggada -- Early works to 1800. Homiletical illustrations, Jewish -- Early works to 1800. Other titles: Ahavat 'Olam; Apiryon Shelomoh. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. JTS keeps their copy, which lacks the final 4 leaves, in their rare book room. Bit of margin wear to first and final leaves, minor worming here and there, otherwise a nice copy. (heb-37-12) (ID #27637) $425.00.
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  323. Bloch, J. S. (Josef Samuel). DER ARBEITERSTAND BEI DEN PALAESTINENLERN, GRIECHEN UND ROEMERN. Wien, 1882. Paper Wrappers, Front cover heavily worn & detached, paper brown but solid; 8vo; 40 pages; "Auf Verlangen der Arbeiter gedrukt. " "Vortrag am 12 August 1882 vor den Arbeitern der Lokomotiv-Fabriken in Florisdorf und am 28. August 1882 vor den Eisen-, Metall- und deren Hilfsarbeitern Wiens und Nideroesterreichs im Sal\ale 'zum gruenen Laeger, ' V. Bezirk in Wien gehalten. " In addition to his leadership in fights against Antisemitism in Central Europe, Bloch was a member of Parliament and often lectured in social-democratic assocaitions on social condition sa at the time of Jesus (EJ, 1971, 4: 1104), of which the talks here published are a prime example. (GER-42-15) (ID #4914) $85.00.
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  325. Frankl, P. F. FEST- UND GELEGENHEITS-PREDIGTEN, 1877-1887; AUS DESSEN SCHRIFTLICHEM NACHLASSE HERAUSGEGEBEN. Berlin; Leonhard Simion, 1888. Period Cloth. 8vo. VI, 291 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. Collection of Sermons by Pinkus Friedrich Frankl: “German rabbi; born at Ungarisch-Brod, Moravia, Jan, 1848; died at Johannisbad Aug. 22, 1887. After attending the yeshibah at Presburg, Frankl prepared himself for the rabbinate at the seminary in Breslau, and at the same time studied Orientalia at the university of that city, graduating (Ph. D. ) in 1870. In 1875 he became the secretary of the Wiener Israelitische Allianz, and in 1877 succeeded Abraham Geiger in the rabbinate of Berlin. Four years later Frankl added to his rabbinical duties those of teacher in the Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums. At that time he became the associate of Grätz in the publication of the 'Monatsschrift. '” - 1906 JE. Contains the bookstamp and signature of Dr. Simon Miller on title page (bookstamp lists Simon Miller of the First National Bank Building of New York), who served as president of the Federation of Hungarian Zionists. Subjects: Jewish festival-day sermons. Jewish occasional sermons. Sermons, German - Jewish authors. Jewish sermons - Germany. OCLC lists 14 copies. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-58) (ID #33797) $50.00.
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  327. Gossel, Josef. DES LEHRERS ENTSCHLIESSUNGEN UND FROHE HOFFNUNGEN: ANTRITTSPREDIGT, GEHALTEN IN DER SYNAGOGE ZU LEMFÖRDE... (DEN 4. MAI 1872). Hannover; C. Brandes, 1872. Original Wraps. 12mo. 19 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. 'The teacher's resolutions and joyful aspirations: Inaugural sermon, held in the synagogue at Lemfoerde... (4 May 1872) '. Sermon by Joseph Gossel, preacher and teacher (prediger und lehrer). Subjects: Bible. Pentateuch. OCLC lists 3 copies (Duke, HUC, Natl Libr Israel), none in Germany nor New York. Pages aged, bumped edges. Otherwise clean. Good condition. (GER-44-41) (ID #33776) $200.00.
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  329. Dinari, Yedidya Alter. HAKHME ASHKENAZ BE-SHILHE YEME-HA-BENAYIM: DARKHEHEM VE-KHITVEHEM BA-HALAKHAH. Yerushalayim: Mosad Byalik, 1984. Cloth, 8vo, 461 pages; 24 cm. In Hebrew. Title on verso titlepage: The rabbis of Germany and Austria at the close of the Middle Ages: Their Conceptions and Halacha-Writings. Includes indexes. Bibliography on pages 321-422. LCCN: 84-172272 Subject: Judaism -- Germany -- History. Judaism -- Austria -- History. Jewish law -- History. Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1096-1800. Very good condition in very good jacket. (CH-28-1) (ID #15861) $40.00.
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  331. Creizenach, M.; I M Jost. TSIYON = ZION: EPHEMERIDES HEBRAICAE, SIVE COLLECTIO DISSERTATIONUM, MAXIME THEOLOGICARUM, VARIORUMQUE HEBR. SCRIPTORUM [TWO VOLUMES IN ONE; COMPLETE]. Frankfurt Am Main; J. S. Adler, 1840-1843. Original Qaurter Leather. 8vo. 200; 192 pages. 22 cm. Only edition. In Hebrew, with added Latin title page, some German. Latin title lists volume two only. However, complete set of this short lived Hebrew journal. Edited by Michael Creizenach (1789-1842) and Isaac Marcus Jost (1793-1860). Contains multiple essays dealing with Kabbalah (including diagrams) and Hebrew poetry. Subjects: Hebrew language – Periodicals. Judaism - Periodicals. Rabbinical literature - Periodicals. Judaism. Rabbinical literature. OCLC lists 19 copies (many not complete). Light wear to boards, very light foxing throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-43-10) (ID #33597) $225.00.
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  333. (Thuringia) Neufeld, Siegbert. DIE JUDEN IM THUERINGISCH-SAECHSISCHEN GEBIET WAEHREND DES MITT ELALTERS. VOLUME II, "VOM SCHWARZEN TOD" BIS ZUM AUSGANG DES MITTELALTERS. Berlin & Halle, Popplauer/Gebauer-Schwetschk, 1927. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 178 pages. This volume only (of 2), but stands on its own. (GER-42-18) Binding sewn (was wrappers). Good Condition. (ID #4973) $65.00.
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  335. Kisch, Guido. THE JEWS IN MEDIEVAL GERMANY; A STUDY OF THEIR LEGAL AND SOCIAL STATUS. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo; xv, 655 pages; 24 cm. Bibliography on pages 565-605. Important study on the social and legal history of the Jewish communities in medieval Germany. Kisch received the I. Hirschfield award for "Best non-fiction work on Jewish history" for this work. Defective jacket, otherwise very good condition. (COMHIST-1-11) (ID #19662) $50.00.
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  337. Bacher, Wilhelm, 1850-1913. DIE AGADA DER PALÄSTINENSISCHEN AMORÄER [3 VOLUMES COMPLETE]. Strassburg I. E, K. J. Trübner, 1892-1899. Original Cloth. 8vo. 587; 545; 802 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. 1. Bd. Vom abschluss der Mischna bis zum tode Jochanans (220 bis 279 nach der gew. Zeitrechnung) --2. Bd. Die Schüler Jochanans (Ende des dritten und anfang des vierten jahrhunderts) --3. Bd. Die letzten amoräer des Heiligen landes. The three volumes of the "Agada der Palästinischen Amoräer" appeared respectively in 1892, 1896, and 1899. “Bacher's fields of study included biblical exegesis, Hebrew philology, aggadah and Midrash, and Judeo-Persian literature. Many of his works were translated into Hebrew by A. Z. Rabinovitz. In his works on aggadah he classified aggadic sayings by author determining the contribution of each tanna and amora. ” - 2008 EJ. “Vilmos Bacher, (1850–1913), Talmudic scholar, orientalist, and rector of the Rabbinical Seminary of Budapest. A descendant of the eighteenth-century German rabbi Ya’ir Hayim Bacharach, and a son of Hebrew poet Simon Bacher (Bacharach). … Many of Bacher’s works are still indispensable references for several branches of ancient and medieval Jewish literature, among them his works on the theological and moral teachings as well as the biblical exegesis of the Talmudic rabbis. ” - YIVO Encyclopedia. From the library, and with the personal stamp of Dr. V Aptowitzer (Rabbi Victor Aptowitzer, 1871-1942). Subjects: Amoraïm. Amoräer Aggada - Translations into German. Amoraim. Aggada. Amoraim. Translations. Haggadah. Institutional marks on backstrip, outer edges and title page; page edges brittle, otherwise fresh in solid binding. Good condition. (GER-43-60) (ID #33648) $105.00.
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  339. BERLINER A. Aus dem Leben der deutschen Juden im Mittelalter zugleich als Beitrag für deutsche Culturgeschichte. Berlin, Poppelauer, 1900. Original wraps, 8°, [II] - IV - [I pages. Gesamtverzeichnis 1700-1910, XIII. 291. "Spine rebacked, old tape stains, Good Condition." (GER-42-43) Attractively rebound in period cloth. Very Good Condition. (ID #7820) $50.00.
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  341. Blau, Lajos, 1861-1936. PAPYRI UND TALMUD IN GEGENSEITIGER BELEUCHTUNG. Leipzig; Buchhandlung Gustav Fock, G. M. B. H, 1913. Later Cloth. 8vo. 27 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'Papyri and Talmud in Mutual Elucidation. ' “Blau was among the first to make use of Greek papyri for the evaluation of talmudic law” - 2008 EJ. “Blau recognized the importance of archaeological and papyrological findings, and he accordingly wrote pioneering studies that were among the first to utilize these sources. ” - Yivo Encylopedia. Published in the series: Schriften herausgegeben von Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. Ludwig Lajos Blau (1861–1936), “Talmudic scholar, historian, and rector of the Rabbinical Seminary of Budapest. Born in Putnok, Hungary, Lajos (Ludwig) Blau studied at the Pressburg yeshiva and attended the Rabbinical Seminary of Budapest. After his ordination he joined the seminary’s faculty, and when Vilmos Bacher died in 1913, Blau succeeded him as rector until his own retirement in 1932. From 1891 to 1930, Blau edited Magyar Zsidó Szemle, a Hungarian quarterly devoted to Jewish scholarship. In 1911, he launched the Hebrew-language academic journal Ha-Tsofeh, the only scholarly publication of its type in Europe at that time. It appeared until 1931, with the exception of the World War I years. … Blau was one of the most significant and prolific Judaica scholars of his era. His wide scope of interests included the history of the written transmission of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Jewish law, magic, Jewish papyrology, and Hebrew paleography. His immense bibliography contains close to 1, 500 reviews of scholarly literature, most of which he published in the 40 volumes of Magyar Zsidó Szemle that he edited. A major proportion of his reviews deal with books on general philology and history, for which he wrote glosses from a Jewish perspective. ” - YIVO Encylopedia. Subjects: Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri) Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri) Jews- Antiquities. Judentum. Jews - Antiquities. Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri) Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri). Talmud. Mishnah. Light soiling to title page; very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. A beautiful copy, far better than generally seen. (GER-43-22) (ID #33609) $45.00.
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  343. Creizenach, Michael. SULHAN `ARUK: ODER ENCYCLOPÄDISCHE DARSTELLUNG DES MOSAISCHEN GESETZES, WIE ES DURCH DIE RABBINISCHEN SATZUNGEN SICH AUSGEBILDET HAT; MIT HINWEISUNG AUF DIE REFORMEN, WELCHE DURCH DIE ZEIT NÜTZLICH UND MÖGLICH GEWORDEN SIND. Frankfurt AM Main: Andreäische Buchhandlung, 1840. Paper boards, 12mo. X, 358 pages. In German. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Niedersachsische Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek). Covers edgeworn and detached, ex library with usual markings, some spots in text, occasional pencil marginalia, fair condition. (GER-20-9). Scarce. (ID #18976) $125.00.
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  345. Duschak, M. ZUR BOTANIK DES TALMUD. Budapest: Druck Von I. Neuer, 1870. Original wraps. 8vo. 133, [2] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. 'On Botany in the Talmud. ' Wraps list: Pest, 1871, Selbstverlag der Verfassers (self-published by the author); however title page lists 1870. Treatise on botanic science in the Talmud written by Rabbi Moritz Duschak (1815-1890); “Austrian rabbi and author. He was a pupil in Talmud of R. Moses Sofer of Presburg, and was for a long time rabbi at Gaya, Moravia. In 1877 he became preacher in Cracow and teacher of religion at the gymnasium of that city. He was a modern preacher and the author of works in the German language. Although engaged to deliver his sermons at the Temple, his sympathies were mostly with the old-style Orthodox people of the 'Klaus, ' who could better appreciate his Talmudical knowledge. His position as preacher was thus somewhat anomalous; and after several years' service he left Cracow and settled in Vienna, where he spent his last days in neglect and disappointment. ” - 1906 JE. Important study, still cited in medical literature on plant use in human diets. Subjects: Plants in rabbinical literature. Talmud - Natural history. Botany. Plants in literature. Wraps and title page lightly soiled, edges bumped, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-43-20) (ID #33607) $85.00.
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  347. Ejges, Simcha, 1905-. DAS GELD IM TALMUD: VERSUCH EINER SYSTEMATISCHEN DARSTELLUNG DER WIRTSCHAFTLICHEN GELDTHEORIE UND -PRAXIS NACH TALMUDISCHEN QUELLEN. Wilna: Garber, 1930. Original Wraps. 8vo. [3], 96 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. 'On Money in the Talmud; a systematic presentation of the monetary theory and practice according to Talmudic sources'. A treatise on the religious aspects of money and gold based on sources in the Talmud by Dr. Simcha Ejges (b. 1905). Includes a bibliography of relevant sources immediately following the table of contents. Originally submitted as the authors Dissertation Thesis at Giessen, 1929. From OCLC, appears to be the author's only work. Subjects: Money - Religious aspects. Gold - Religious aspects. Gold - Religious aspects. Money - Religious aspects. Talmud. Wraps aged, fragile; previously repaired with tape. Internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (GER-43-19) (ID #33606) $75.00.
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  349. Graetz, Heinrich. ATERET TSEVI = JUBELSCHRIFT ZUM SIEBZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAGE DES PROF. DR. H. GRAETZ. Breslau; Druck Und Verlag Von S. Schottlaender, 1887. Original Cloth. 8vo. 324, 88 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German, Hebrew, and French. 'Celebration book for the Seventieeth Birthday of Professor Dr. H. Graetz. ' Festschrift for Heinrich Graetz (1817–1891), containing various contributions on Rabbinics and Jewish History; with writings by J. Perles, Isidore, Loeb, A. Schwarz, M. Gudemann, W. Bacher, Hartwig Derenbourg, N. Brull, Ph. Bloch, D. Kaufmann, M. Rahmer, M. Brann, Salomon Buber, and others. “The seventieth anniversary of his birthday was the occasion for his friends and disciples to bear testimony to the universal esteem in which he was held among them; and a volume of scientific essays was published in his honor ('Jubelschrift zum 70. Geburtstage des Prof. Dr. H. Graetz, ' Breslau, 1887). ” - 1906 JE. “A wider Jewish public, and the world of Jewish scholarship in particular, honored Graetz on the occasion of his 70th birthday; a jubilee volume was published to celebrate the event. Graetz was invited to deliver the opening speech at the Anglo-Jewish Exhibition in London in 1887, which was published under the title of Historic Parallels in Jewish History (translated by J. Jacobs, 1887). In 1888 he was elected honorary member of the history department of the Academy of Madrid in honor of his description of medieval Jewish history in Spain up to the expulsion in 1492.” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Graetz, Heinrich, 1817-1891. Festschrift. Judaism - History. Rabbinical literature. Judentum. Light rubbing to outer edges of binding. Very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (GER-44-59) (ID #33798) $45.00.
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  351. Guttmann, Jacob. DIE SCHOLASTIK DES DREIZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERTS IN IHREN BEZIEHUNGEN ZUM JUDENTHUM UND ZUR JÜDISCHEN LITERATUR. Breslau; M. & H. Marcus, 1902. Original Wraps. 8vo. VII, 188 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'Scholasticism of the thirteenth century and its relations to Judaism and Jewish literature. ' “In Die Scholastik des 13. Jahrhunderts in ihrem Beziehungen zum Judentum und zur juedischen Literatur (1902), Guttmann discussed the influence of Maimonides, Gabirol, and Isaac Israeli upon William of Aurenge, Albertus Magnus, Duns Scotus, Roger Bacon, and others. ” - 2008 EJ. Jacob Guttmann (1845–1919), was a “historian of Jewish philosophy. Born in Beuther (Bytom), Silesia, Guttmann studied at the University of Breslau, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary of that city. His doctoral thesis dealt with the relation between Spinoza and Descartes (De Cartesii Spinozaeque philosophiis, 1868). He served as a rabbi in Hildesheim from 1874 to 1892, and in Breslau from 1892 until his death. From 1910 he was president of the German Rabbinical Assembly (Rabbinerverband). Guttmann published a number of monographs, each of which gives a detailed exposition of the doctrine and sometimes of the sources of some medieval Jewish philosophers. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Scholasticism. Jewish philosophy. Maimonides. Duns Scotus. Light soiling to wraps, light bumping to edges. Pages uncut, never before read. Very good condition. (GER-45-13) (ID #33819) $30.00.
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  353. Harburger, J. [first hebrew book printed in Bayreuth]. MASSECHETH DERECH EREZ SUTTA: EINE SAMMLUNG DER REINSTEN UND KERHAFTESTEN SITTEN-UND ANSTANDSLEHREN DER A¨LTESTEN RABBINEN. Bayreuth; Im Selbstverlage Des Herausgebers, 1839. Later Boards. 8vo. 55 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Introduction in German. Text in Hebrew with German translation on facing pages. Printed on fine ragpaper. The only work published by J. Harburger, Rabbinate Candidate. Also the first Hebrew book printed in Bayreuth (Freimann, Gazette). Jehuda Harburger (1808-1854) studied in Fuerth and Munich, became Substitute Rabbi for Rabbi Aub in Bayreuth, finally Rabbi in Reckendorf, where he died. Subjects: Commentaries. Talmud. Minor tractates. Derekh erez - Commentaries. Talmud. Minor tractates. Derekh erez. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light wear to boards, light foxing throughout, overall clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-47) (ID #33635) $95.00.
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  355. Hirsch, Menko Max, Ed. FRUCHT VOM BAUM DES LEBENS: OZER PEROTH EZ CHAJIM. Berlin-antwerpen, Soncino Gesellschaft Der Freunde Des Judischen Buches, 1936 [1937]. 1st Edition. Large 4to, 10, 365 pages. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. 10, 365 pages. In German. Published by the Soncino Gesellschaft der Freunde des Juedischen Buches. 1 of 1000 copies. German abstracts of the 953 extant responsa originally issued in the Hebrew periodical "Peri Eitz Chaim" (1691-1807), the organ of Amsterdam's esteemed Ets Hayim Talmudical Academy. Insightful work on Jewish life in Amsterdam of the time. Some wear and light staining to covers; internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC29-17) (ID #27638) $240.00.
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  357. Hoffmann, David. MEKHILTA DE-RABI SHIMON BEN YOHAI 'AL SEFER SHEMOT: MELUKETET MI-TOKH MIDRASH HA-GADOL = MECHILTA DE-RABBI SIMON B. JOCHAI [BOUND WITH] ZUR EINLEITUNG IN DIE MECHILTA DE-RABBI SIMON BEN JOCHAI. Frankfurt A. M.; Y. Koyffmann, 1905, 1906. Period Cloth. 4to. XVI, 180; 15 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German. Mekhilta of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai; 180 pages, in Hebrew. A reconstructed collection of biblical interpretations ascribed to Simeon ben Yohay. Bound with: Hoffman, “Zur Einleitung in die Mechilta de-Rabbi Simon ben Jochai” (15 pages, 1906, in German), "Sonderabdruck aus dem Jahrbuch der Jüdisch-literarischen Gesellschaft in Frankfurt a. M, 1906." David Zevi Hoffmann (1843–1921), rabbi and biblical and talmudic scholar; Rector of the Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. The Mekhilta of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai is “a halakhic Midrash on Exodus from the school of R. Akiva, which is attributed to R. Simeon b. Yohai because of his exposition at the beginning of the book. … This Midrash was subsequently lost, and only portions were found by modern scholars. Meir Freidmann (Ish Shalom) was the first to collect the quotations from MS that were known in his time, and his list was augmented by a number of items by Hoffmann in his pioneering study of the tannaitic Midrashim. Israel Lewy then discovered that large portions of the Midrash had been cited by R. David ha-Adani in Midrashha-Gadol on Exodus, and Schechter published a few fragments from MS itself that he uncovered in the Cairo Genizah. The first edition of MS was published by Hoffmann (Frankfurt, 1905), based on Midrash ha-Gadol and a small number of Genizah fragments identified by Schechter. ” - 2008 EJ. Attractively bound in period marbled boards and cloth. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Exodus - Commentaries. Bible. Exodus. Mekhilta of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai – Commentaries. Midrash. Haggada. OCLC lists 23 copies of the Zur Einleitung and 29 copies of the Mekhilta; not commonly bound together, according to oclc listings. Light wear to edges of binding, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-60) (ID #33799) $175.00.
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  359. Jacob Ben Asher; Baruch B. Elkanah. PERUSH HA-TORAH LE-RABENU YA'AKOV BA'AL HA-TURIM:. Fyorda; Bi-Defus Hayim Ben Tsevi Hirsh, 1752. Original Boards. 8vo. [180] pages. 22 cm. First edition of Iturei Bikurim. In Hebrew. Pirush Ha-Torah, (Commentary to Pentateuch), with super-commentary Iturei Bikurim by Baruch ben Elkanah of Furth. With Hebrew inscriptions from former owners of Lithuanian community of Pumpian; with halachic novellae of former owner covering the blank. Jacob Ben Asher (known as Ba'al ha-Turim), German codifier and Biblical commentator; died at Toledo, Spain, before 1340; “Jacob also wrote a comprehensive commentary on the Pentateuch (Zolkiew, 1806), containing the best expositions of the peshat ('literal meaning') by earlier Bible commentators, such as Saadiah Gaon, Rashi, Abraham Ibn Ezra, David Kimhi, and others, in particular abstracting 'the straightforward explanations' from the commentary of Nahmanides and disregarding the kabbalistic ones, since 'my soul has not entered its secret' (cf. Gen. 49: 6). When Jacob added his own opinions it was usually to explain the reason for a Torah law or mitzvah. To the beginning of each section, he added 'as a little appetizer, gematriot and explanations of the masorah, in order to attract the mind. ' Ironically, it was just these 'appetizers' that were published (under the title Perush ha-Torahle-R. Ya'akov Ba'al ha-Turim (Constantinople, 1500 and 1514) ) some three centuries before the main part of the work, and it was this portion only which was widely known for many generations. ” (2008 EJ). Title-page has ornamental border, historiated title. Published in Fürth by Hayyim b. Tzvi Hirsh. Printed on ragpaper. Vinograd Furth 224. Subjects: Gematria. Bible. Pentateuch – Commentaries. Oclc lists 13 copies. Lightly foxed and stained, edges lightly bumped. Rear board and backstrip absent, needs rebinding. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-39-51) (ID #32962) $300.00.
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  361. Jedaiah Ben Abraham Bedersi; Solomon Ben Judah Ibn Gabirol; Ahron Dessau. SEFER MIVHAR HA-PENINIM = DAS BUCH MIBCHAR HA-PENINIM. Berlin; Gedruckt Bei D. Friedländer, 1842. Contemporary marbled paper over boards. 8vo. 114 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Commentary on the Hebrew by Ahron Dessau; German translation by Hirsch Löwinsohn. Eroneously ascribed to Bedersi: In his poems he assumed the appellation 'Penini', and because of this appellation the ethical work Mibhar ha-Peninim of Solomon ben Gabirol has been erroneously ascribed to Bedersi. The "Mibhar ha-Peninim" (Choice of Pearls) “is, as its name implies, a collection, in sixty-four chapters, of maxims, proverbs, and moral reflections, many of them of Arabic origin. It has often been cited by philosophers, exegetes, Talmudists, and moralists. … The editio princeps was published, together with a short commentary, in Soncino, Italy, in 1484. Among the more important editions enumerated by Steinschneider are those of the Hebrew text with Judæo-German translation, 1739 and 1767, and that with German translation, 1842. … The 'Choice of Pearls' is not to be ascribed to Gabirol unconditionally. No old manuscripts and no editions published prior to the nineteenth century refer to Gabirol as the author or compiler. Joseph Kimhi versified the work under the title "Shekel ha-Kodesh", and only two of the five manuscripts of this versification give Gabirol as the name of the author of the original. Steinschneider finds it difficult to answer the question whether the versified paraphrase of Kimhi is based upon a Hebrew translation or upon the Arabic original, but concludes that Kimhi's version does not represent his own translation of the Arabic original, but rather a versified paraphrase of the translation of another. The Hebrew translator of the 'Choice of Pearls' is mentioned in two manuscripts as Judah ibn Tibbon of Seville; and Kimhi apparently made use of the translation attributed to him. ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Aphorisms and apothegms. Ibn Gabirol, active 11th century. Mivhar ha-peninim. OCLC lists 11 copies. Light foxing throughout, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-50) (ID #33638) $145.00.
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  363. Kisch, Guido. JEWRY-LAW IN MEDIEVAL GERMANY: LAWS AND COURT DECISIONS CONCERNING JEWS. New York, American Academy for Jewish, 1949. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 274 pages. Cloth. 8vo. xiv, 274 pages. Series: "Texts and Studies, Vol. III." Almost 200 pages of bibliographical listings. Considered a classic. Excellent condition. Very Good+ condition. A beautiful copy. (RAB-53-1) (ID #2471) $150.00.
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  365. Kohut, Alexander. UEBER DIE JÜDISCHE ANGELOLOGIE UND DAEMONOLOGIE IN IHRER ABHÄNGIGKEIT VOM PARSISMUS. Leipzig; Brockhaus, 1866. Later Wraps. 8vo. 105 pages. 23 cm. First edition of this important scholar’s first book. In German. 'On Jewish Angelogy and Demonology in their dependence on Zorastrianism'. According to OCLC, the first published book of the author. Alexander Kohut (1842-1894), was a “Rabbi and Orientalist... He received his Ph. D. Degree from the University of Leipsic, his dissertation being 'Ueber die Jüdische Angelogie und Daemonologie in Ihrer Abhängigkeit vom Parsismus. ' The essay was published by the 'Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft' in 1866, it being the first Jewish work issued under the auspices of that society. He obtained his rabbinical diploma in 1867.” - 1906 JE. “How far Jewish Angelology was influenced by Babylonian and Persian mythology, and what its relations are to Mandæan lore and to Egyptian-Hellenistic gnosticism, is still a matter of dispute among students (see Kohut, 'Jüd. Angelologie'...) ” -1906 JE, Angelogy. Subjects: Angels - Judaism. Demonology. Zoroastrianism. Angels - Judaism. Demonology. Zoroastrianism. Later wraps torn at edges. Light soiling throughout, lightly bumped corners, very light foxing; otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-43-16) (ID #33603) $225.00.
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  367. Krauss, Samuel. GRIECHISCHE UND LATEINISCHE LEHNWÖRTER IM TALMUD, MIDRASCH UND TARGUM. Berlin, S. Calvary, 1898-1899. Original Quarter Calf. 8vo. XLI, 349; X, 687 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German, with Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and Aramaic. Two volumes in one: volume 1, Grammatik - volume 2, Wörterbuch. 'Greek and Latin Loanwords in the Talmud, Midrash, and Targum. ' With notes by Immanuel Low. “In philology, one of Krauss's early works, Griechische und lateinische Lehnwoerter im Talmud, Midrasch und Targum (2 vols, 1898–99; repr. 1964), was of major importance. The first volume of this standard work deals with the problems of phonetics, grammar, and transcription; the second is a dictionary of loan words. Scholars have found much to criticize in this work, particularly the 'proclivity to find Latin and Greek in words indisputably Semitic' (M. Jastrow), and Immanuel Loew made many corrections in Krauss's notes, which the author willingly incorporated. ” - EJ 2008. Samuel Krauss (1866–1948), “historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar. Born in Ukk, Hungary, Krauss studied at Papa Yeshivah and at the Budapest rabbinical seminary and university. From 1894 to 1906 Krauss taught Bible and Hebrew at the Jewish teachers' seminary in Budapest. In 1906 he began to teach Bible, history, and liturgy at the Israelitisch-Theologische Lehranstalt in Vienna. ” - EJ 2008. Attractively bound in original calf and marbled boards, with gilt title and raised bands on calf. From the Library of Joshua Bloch (though without identifying marks). Subjects: Midrash. Hebrew language - Foreign words and phrases. Aramaic language - Foreign words and phrases. Aramaic language - Foreign words and phrases. Talmud. Bible. Old Testament. Aramaic. Light rubbing to calf; otherwise very clean and fresh. Great condition. (GER-44-48) (ID #33787) $175.00.
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  369. Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHAOLOGIE. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. Leipzig, 1910-12. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1910-12. Half leather; 8vo. Xiii, 720, vii, 722, vii, 491 pages. Raised bands; gilt titles; spattered edges. Illustrated. In German. Includes bibliographical references and indices. Series: Schriften / Gesellschaft zur fürderrung der wissenschaft des Judentums; Grundriss der gesamtswissenschaft des Judentums; Samuel Krauss was a historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar, author of over 1300 articles and monographs. "Krauss's greatest work is his Talmudische Archaeologie, a classic description of every aspect of life reflected in talmudic and midrashic literature. Still a rich source on the daily life and economic and social conditions of the period. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Palestine -- Social life and customs. Babylonia -- Social life and customs. Palestine -- Social life and customs. Talmud -- Antiquities. Corners and edges worn; boards scuffed. Front hinge of volume III starting. Two-inch section of lower right corner of title page missing, not affecting text. Interior clean and bright, in very good condition. (GR-1-10) (ID #15974) $200.00.
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  371. Littmann, Ellen. STUDIEN ZUR WIEDERAUFNAHME DER JUDEN DURCH DIE DEUTSCHEN STÄDTE NACH DEM SCHWARZEN TODE: EIN BEITR. ZUR GESCHICHTE D. JUDENPOLITIK D. DT. STÄDTE IM SPÄTEN MITTELALTER. Breslau; Schatzky, 1928. Original Wraps. 8vo. 54 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. 'Studies in the Recovery of the Jews in German Cities after the Black Death: A Contribution to the History of Jewish Politics in the Cities and States of the Middle Ages. ' Includes a detailed chronology, and reprint of source Latin and German Documents. Written by Dr. Ellen Littmann, born in Danzig, she received her degree from Cologne University, and was the author of studies on David Friedlander and Saul Ascher; she was active in the Jewish liberal youth movement in Berlin; she emigrated to Israel, and later taught at Leo Baeck College in London. Subjects: Jewish Communities – Germany – Black Death – Persecutions. Jews – Middle Ages – Persecutions. OCLC lists 13 copies. Wraps lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-42) (ID #33777) $50.00.
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  373. Luria, Solomon Ben Jehiel. SEFER YAM SHEL SHELOMOH MI-MASEKHET HULIN.... Furth, 1766. Hardcover, 92 leaves, large 4to, 34cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- Commentaries. Talmud. Hullin -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Yale, Spertus, JTS, Cambridge). Ex-library with usual markings. Notes inside front cover. Water stain to bottom of pages throughout book. Wear and chipping to edges of front and back cover. Wear to cover binding. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (BIB-15-13) (ID #24283) $350.00.
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  375. Luria, Solomon Ben Jehiel. YAM SHEL SHELOMOH: MI-MASEKHET YOM TOV [BETSAH]. Fiyorda (Furth): Bi-Defus Yosef Fetshoya, Germany, 1766. Hardcover, 76 pages (38 leaves), large 8vo, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Yom Tov -- Commentaries. Talmud. Bezah -- Commentaries. Ex-library with usual markings. Browning of some pages. Hinge repair. Fold to cover. Wear to edges and corners of covers. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-12) (ID #24282) $300.00.
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  377. Stern, Solomon Gottlieb; Isaac Ibn Kapron; Judah Ben David Hayyuj; Isaac Ibn Gikatilla; Dunash Ben Labrat; Yehudi Ben Sheshet; Jacob Ben Meir Tam; Ibn Gabirol; Menahem Ben Saruq. SEFER TESHUVOT: TESHUVOT TALMIDE MENAHEM BEN YA'AKOV N. SARUK... AL TESHUVOT DUNASH BEN LABRAT: TESHUVOT TALMID DUNASH HA-LEVI BEN LABRAT = LIBER RESPONSIONUM. Wien; S. G. Stern, 1870. Original Wraps. 8vo. LXXVI, 104, 44, 60 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew throughout. Defective, missing pages I-XLVIII. 2 volumes in 1. Added title page: Particula I. Continet Responsiones discipulorum R. Menahem b. Saruk, i. E, Ben Kafron, Jehuda b. Daud, Isaak ibn Chiquitilla contra responsiones Dunasch b. Labrat, Levitae, qui a praedicto R. Menahem in grammaticis dissensit - Particula II. Continet Responsiones discipuli Dunasch b. Labrat, i. E. Jehudi b. Scheschat, quibus sententias discipulorum R. Menahem b. Saruk refutavit. Primum ex uno et solo Cod. Mss. Edidit, annotationibus collocationibusque illustravit, commentario instruxit, introductione in linguae Hebraicae historiam ornavit Salomo Gottlieb Stern. “ The polemical writings of Dunash and of the pupils of Menahem have been edited by S. G. Stern ('Liber Responsionum, ' Vienna, 1870). ” “For the polemic of Menahem's disciples, of which Ben Kafron was joint author, and which was printed by S. G. Stern at the same time as the refutation of Judah ben Sheshet ('Liber Responsionum, ' Vienna, 1870). ” “The defense by Menahem's pupils was edited by S. G. Stern in 'Liber Responsionum' (Vienna, 1870), where Menahem's letter to Hasdai ibn Shaprut (first edited by Luzzatto in 'Bet ha-Ozar') is reprinted (pp. xxiii. -xxxvii. ). ” “Jehudi's polemic has been published, with that of Menahem's pupils, by S. G. Stern in 'Sefer Teshubot: Liber Responsionum' (Vienna, 1870). ” - Jewish Encyclopedia, 1906. Subjects: Hebrew language - Grammar - Early works to 1800. Hebrew language - Lexicography - Early works to 1800. Menahem ben Saruq, approximately 910-approximately 970. Mahberet - Controversial literature. Menahem ben Saruq, approximately 910-approximately 970. Mahberet - Apologetic works. Dunash ben Labrat, active 10th century. Teshuvot Dunash ben Labrat ha-Levi asher halak Al Menahem rabam. Hasdai ben Shaprut, approximately 915-approximately 975. OCLC lists 32 copies. Scarce. Light soiling to wraps, lightly bumped outer edges; light foxing and light soiling throughout, overall very fresh and clean; other than absent pages; Good + condition. (GER-45-14) (ID #33820) $150.00.
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  379. Yehezkiel, 1667?-1749. SH. U-T. KENESET YEHEZKEL. Altona: [Aaron B. Elijah Cohen & Ephraim B. Hayyim Hekscher], 1732. Hardcover, folio, 260 pages, 31 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Hebrew imprints -- Germany -- Altona. Title within ornamental border. Verso of title-page includes a diagram and a poem. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Back cover missing. Wear to binding. Repair to spine. Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-37-7) (ID #27629) $750.00.
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  381. Zedner, Joseph. AUSWAHL HISTORISCHER STÜCKE: AUS HEBRÄISCHEN SCHRIFTSTELLERN VOM ZWEITEN JAHRHUNDERT BIS AUF DIE GEGENWART: MIT VOKALISIRTEM TEXTE, DEUTSCHER UEBERSETZUNG UND ANMERKUNGEN, FÜR THEOLOGEN UND HISTORIKER, SO WIE ZUM GEBRAUCH IN HÖHEREN JÜDISCHEN LEHRANSTALTE. Berlin; Veit & Comp, 1840. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 293 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Hebrew and German on opposite pages. Edited and translated by Joseph Zedner. 'Selection of historical pieces from Hebrew writers from the second century to the present, with vocalized texts, annotated and translated into German'. With selections from Mishna, Babylonian Talmud, Pirke R. Elieser, Josippon, Chisdai ben-Jizchak, Abraham ben David, Maimonides, Abarbanel, Sakuto, Ben Virga, Farizol, Joseph Haccohen, Farizol, De Rossi, Gans, Schabthai Cohen, Jehuda ben Joschua, Menasse ben Israel, Cantarini, Jaacob Jabetz, Simcha ben Mosche, Wessely, Mendelssohn, Euchel, Romaneli, Ben Sew, Friedrichsfeld, Rapaport, Reggio, Cha Luzzatto, S. Cohen. Joseph Zedner was a “German bibliographer and librarian; born at Gross-Glogau Feb. 10, 1804; died at Berlin Oct. 10, 1871. After completing his education, he acted as teacher in the Jewish school in Strelitz (Mecklenburg), where the famous German lexicographer Daniel Sanders was his pupil. In 1832 he became a tutor in the family of the book-seller A. Asher in Berlin, and later engaged in the book-trade himself; but being unsuccessful he accepted in 1845 a position as librarian of the Hebrew department of the British Museum in London, where he remained till 1869, when ill health compelled him to resign and to retire to Berlin, where he spent the last two years of his life. Shortly after his appointment, the British Museum acquired the library of the bibliophile Heimann J. Michael of Hamburg, which Zedner catalogued. ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Hebrew literature. Hebrew literature - Translations into German. Hebrew language, Post biblical - Readers. Hebrew language, Post-Biblical. Hebrew literature. Light foxing throughout, light wear to cloth. Clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-45-9) (ID #33815) $120.00.
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  383. Ziegler, Ignaz. DIE KÖNIGSGLEICHNISSE DES MIDRASCH, BELEUCHTET DURCH DIE RÖMISCHE KAISERZEIT. Breslau, S. Schottlaender. 1st Edition. Cloth, Bound in later boards. light edgewear to boards, Very Good Condition.; 8vo; xxxii, 453, cxcii pages; In German. 24 cm. "Anhang" (Hebrew text) on page clxxiii. Pages 286-310 deal with haggadic references to parks and gardens. Ignaz Ziegler (1861-1948) was a Hungarian Rabbi who served in Carlsbad. Contains the bookstamp of the Offen Family; includes stamp of Seminar-Bibliothek. (GER-42-34) (ID #33562) $125.00.
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  385. Zimmer, Eric. JEWISH SYNODS IN GERMANY DURING THE LATE MIDDLE AGES, 1286-1603. New York; Yeshiva University Press, 1978. Original Cloth. 8vo. 214 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Extensive history with documentation of German-Jewish Synods from 1286 until 1603. With extensive analysis and commentary on the 1603 Frankfurt Ordinances. "Documents": pages [119]-197. Documents in English, German, and Hebrew. Subjects: Germany – Rabbinate. Jews - Germany - Politics and government. Jews - Germany - History - 1096-1800 - Sources. Germany - Ethnic relations. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-24) (ID #33757) $60.00.
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  387. (Rambam) Joël, M. (Manuel). Die Religionsphilosophie Des Mose Ben Maimon (Maimonides) / Verhältniss Albert Des Grossen Zu Moses Maimonides: Ein Beitrag Zur Geschichte Der Mittelalterlichen Philosophie. Breslau; Wilh. Gottl. Korn; Schletter'schen Buchhandlung, 1859, 1863. Clothbound. 4to. 50, 5, [1], XXVII pages. 27 cm. First edition. In German. Two volumes bound together in one. Title of the first volume translates as: “The religious philosophy of Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides). ” The second title translates as: “Relation of Albert the Great to Moses Maimonides: A contribution to the history of medieval philosophy. ” Manuel Joel, a German rabbi (1826-1890), “son of Rabbi Heimann Joël of Birnbaum. In 1849 he went to the University of Berlin to study classical philology and philosophy. In 1852 Joël passed his examination as "Oberlehrer, " and took the Ph. D. Degree at Halle in 1854. In that year he accepted a call to the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau, where he taught for nine years. In 1864 he was appointed successor to Abraham Geiger, rabbi of the Breslau congregation. … Joël turned his attention to Maimonides, devoting two papers to him, one being a comprehensive account of Maimonides' system ("Die Religionsphilosophie des Moses ben Maimon, " in the Breslau Jew. Theol. Seminary Program of 1859; reprinted in "Beiträge, " i. ), the other proving him to be one of the sources of Albertus Magnus ("Verhältniss Albert des Grossen zu Maimonides, " in the Breslau Jew. Theol. Seminary Program of 1863; reprinted in his "Beiträge, " i. ). ” (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Religion -- Philosophy. Philosophy, Jewish -- Medieval. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193? -1280. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Former copy of Abram Samuel Isaacs, a later nineteenth century American Rabbi and professor of Hebrew and German Literature. Covers worn at edges, lightly soiled. Endpages chipped at edges. Original wrappers worn and soiled. Pages lightly aged and lightly soiled throughout, with some creases in first signature, but overall in excellent condition and quite clean. Very good condition. (GER-36-32) (ID #28883) $125.00.
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  389. Michaelis, Johann Heinrich. GRÜNDLICHER UNTERRICHT VON DEN ACCENTIBUS PROSAICIS UND METRICIS, ODER, DISTINCTIONIBUS DER HEIL. SCHRIFT A.T.:. NEBST EINIGER APPLICATION UND BETRACHTUNG ÜBER DEN ANFANG DES I. BUCHS MOSIS UND DEN LXXXII. PSALM: WIE AUCH MIT EINEM VERZEICHNISS DER ANGEFÜHRTEN SCHRIFT-STELLEN. Halle; Gedruckt Und Verlegt Im Wäysenhause, 1755. Contemporary Boards. 12mo. [14], 124, [12] pages. 18 cm. Seventh edition. In German, with Latin and Hebrew. With two fold out charts displaying Hebrew Accent Marks. Hebrew Grammar in the Book of Moses (Institutio de Accentibus Prosaicis et Metricis) written by Johann Heinrich Michaelis, (1668-1738) a “German Christian theologian and Hebraist; born at Kletterberg July 26, 1668; died at Halle March 10, 1738. He studied Ethiopic under Ludolf at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and became assistant professor of Oriental languages at Halle in 1699 and professor of theology in 1709. His chief work was a text of the Hebrew Bible founded on Jablonski, but with a comparison of nineteen printed editions and five manuscripts of Erfurt. This was published in 1720 at Frankfort-on-the-Main and was reprinted throughout the eighteenth century. Some of his critical annotations were published separately in the same year. Michaelis wrote also a Hebrew grammar (1702); and two works on Hebrew accents (1696, 1700), the latter of which, ‘Institutio de Accentibus Prosaicis et Metricis, ’ went through five further editions, and was for a long time the standard authority on the subject. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Hebrew language - Accents and accentuation. OCLC lists 10 copies (of this edition). Boards lightly rubbed, very light foxing throughout, overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-29) (ID #32095) $175.00.
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  391. (jt-b) Bloch, J. S. STUDIEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DER SAMMLUNG DER ALTHEBRÄISCHEN LITERATUR. [INSCRIBED BY BLOCH]. Breslau: H. Skutsch, 1876. 8vo. 160 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): German language; Bible O. T. -- canon. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. 12-word inscription by Bloch ("der Verfasser") on title page. Bloch was seen as a "Hercules" against Antisemitism; his history included a stint as torchbearer in the fight against Blood Libel accusations: "A fanatical ultramodernist priest from the Rheinland, Rohling published in 1871 his DER TALMUDJUDE...a collection of deliberately corrupted quotations, imaginary statements, and forgeries against the Talmud....Rohling's challenger was Joseph Samuel Bloch who, after repeated sorties against him, published a series of articles in July 1883...in which he branded Rohling a liar and a perjurer. " (Meir Lamed in EJ, 1971, 4: 1104 & Kenneth Scholberg in EJ, 1971, 14: 224). Edgewear throughout, some dampstains along top edge, attractively bound in modern cloth. (GER-15-45) (ID #18824) $150.00.
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  393. Abernik, Meir, Commentator and translator. SEFER MINCHAH CHADASHA. Vienna: Joseph Edlen Von Kurzbeck, 1792. Leather, 8vo. [4], 146, [1] pages. In Hebrew with Judeo-German translation. Includes Books of Yehoshua (Joshua) and Shoftim (Judges) along with translation and biyur (commentary) by Meir Abernik. The volume is dedicated to the late David Vertheimer. Hard cover, leather boards and spine. Spine and front cover board are missing, little worming, otherwise in good condition (HEB-1-15). (ID #18456) $300.00.
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  395. Aptowitzer, Victor. KAIN UND ABEL IN DER AGADA, DEN APOKRYPHEN, DER HELLENISTISCHEN, CHRISTLICHEN UND MUHAMMEDANISCHEN LITERATUR. Wien; Leipzig, R. Löwit, 1922. Original Wraps. 8vo. VIII, 184 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, some Hebrew. 'Cain and Abel in the Aggadah, the Apocrypha, Hellenistic, Christian and Mohammedan literature. ' Veröffentlichungen der Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, Bd. 1. Victor Aptowitzer (1871–1942) was a “rabbinic scholar. Aptowitzer was born in Tarnopol, Galicia, and studied at the University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of Vienna where, from 1909 to 1938, he taught biblical exegesis, aggadah, and religious philosophy, as well as Talmud and Codes. From 1919 to 1938 he also taught Talmud at the Hebrew Teachers' College in Vienna. A confirmed Zionist, he gave his lectures in Hebrew. Although suffering from impaired vision, and completely blind at the end of his life, he remained a productive scholar, who made a strong impression on his students. He investigated, among other things, the biblical quotations in the Talmud and in the Midrash which vary from the masoretic text. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Cain (Biblical figure) – Aggadah. Light soiling to wraps, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-16) (ID #33822) $40.00.
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  397. Beer, B. (Bernhard). LEBEN ABRAHAM'S NACH AUFFASSUNG DER JUEDISCHEN SAGE MIT ERLAEUTERNDEN ANMERKUNGEN UND NACHWEISUNGEN. Leipzig, O. Leiner, 1859. Cloth, 8vo, xiii, 215 page pages. 22 cm. Lebensgemaelde biblischer personen nach Auffassung der juedischen Sage. "Erlaeuternde Anmerkungen und Nachweisungen" on pages 93-215. Beer was "the first Jew to give a German sermon in a Dresden Synagogue. " His religious views "were similar to those of his close friend, Zacharias Frankel...Beer was regarded as a mediating influence between the proponents of tradition and those of reform" (EJ 4: 376) (GER-42-28A) Very Good Condition. Bound in contemporary boards. (ID #33564) $40.00.
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  399. Fuchs, Hugo. PESIQ EIN GLOSSENZEICHEN: INAUGURAL-DISSERTATION ZUR ERLANGUNG DER DOKTORWÜRDE DER HOHEN PHILOSOPHISCHEN FAKULTÄT DER UNIVERSITÄT LEIPZIG. Breslau; H. Fleischmann, 1907. Original Wraps. 8vo. VII, 149 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. 'Pesiq [Hebrew Accent Mark] as Gloss-Sign' Dissertation for the University of Leipzig. Hugo Fuchs (1878-1949) “studied philology and history at the universities of Berlin and Leipzig, receiving his doctorate from the University of Leipzig in 1907. Fuchs continued his studies at the Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judentums (Institute for the Study of Judaism). In 1907 Fuchs became the rabbi of Chemnitz, a position he would hold until 1938. He also headed the Zentralstelle für jüdische Wohlfahrtspflege (Central Agency for Jewish Welfare) in Chemnitz. Fuchs was a liberal rabbi, and influenced by theologians like Abraham Geiger. His interest in the subject of Jewish resettlement in Palestine was evidenced by his support of the activities of organizations such as Keren Hayesod, a fundraising organization for Palestine, and the Central-Verein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens (Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith). A prolific writer, Fuchs's articles on various aspects of Judaism and Jewish life often appeared in various newspapers. Among these were Liberales Judentum, the Jüdisch-liberale Zeitung, the Israelitisches Familienblatt, and others. He also wrote the Lehrbuch der jüdischen Geschichte, first published in 1922, which gave an overview of the history of the Jewish people and their religion. After Kristallnacht, during which the Chemnitz Synagogue was destroyed, Hugo Fuchs was arrested and sent to a concentration camp. In 1939 he was permitted to leave Germany, and emigrated to Argentina. He led the Jewish community of Buenos Aires until his death in 1949.” - Guide to the Papers of Hugo Fuchs, CJH. Subjects: Paseq (The Hebrew accent). Hebrew language - Writing. Philology. Hebrew Grammar. Light soiling to wraps, lightly bumped edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-15) (ID #33821) $30.00.
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  401. Gronemann, S. DIE JONATHAN'SCHE PENTATEUCH-UEBERSETZUNG IN IHREM VERHÄLTNISSE ZUR HALACHA. EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER ALTESTEN SCHRIFTEXEGESE. Leipzig, R. Friese, 1879. Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 164 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. Scriptural exegesis on the Targum of Jonathan on the Pentateuch and its relation to Halacha. Written by Selig Gronemann (1845–1918) German rabbi at Strasburg (1872), at Danzig (1878), and district rabbi of Hanover (1884). Subjects: Jewish law. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic - Versions - Targum Pseudo-Jonathan. Light wear to wraps, small tear to bottom of wrap along lower edge of backstrip, pages lightly aged. Pages uncut, never read. Overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-11) (ID #33817) $100.00.
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  403. Koehler, Ludwig and Baumgartner, Walter. LEXICON IN VETERIS TESTAMENTI LIBROS AND SUPPLEMENT. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1958. Hardback, 8vo. 1138 pages, In German. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- English. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- English. Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- German. Hébreu (Langue) -- Dictionnaires anglais. Hébreu (Langue) -- Dictionnaires allemands. Araméen (Langue) -- Dictionnaires anglais. Araméen (Langue) -- Dictionnaires allemands. About Walter Baumgartner: “From 1947, he was professor of Semitic languages at Basle. Baumgartner's position among biblical scholars and orientalists is assured by the results of his work in the field of Bible and Semitic philology. His important studies on the Aramaic sections of the Bible include: Das Buch Daniel (1926) and the Aramaic sections of L. Koehler and W. Baumgartner's Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros (1953, 1958, 1967 ff. ). In his doctoral dissertation, Die Klagegedichte des Jeremia... (1916), he employed critical methodology to prove that the monologues of Jeremiah were not later additions but may be attributed to the prophet himself. ” (EJ, Zev Garber) Ex-library with usual marks. In very good condition. Extra shipping charges apply. (MX13-5) (ID #21346) $350.00.
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  405. Schmiedl, Adolf. SANSINNIM: BETRACHTUNGEN ZU DEN FÜNF BÜCHERN MOSIS NACH ORDNUNG DER WOCHENABSCHNITTE. EINE BUCH FÜR SCHULE HAUS UND TEMPEL. ZUR VERBREITUNG ERHÖHTER KUNDE UND WÜRDIGUNG DES JUDENTHUMS, SOWIE ZUR FÖRDERUNG RELIGIÖSER WÄRME UND INNINGKEIT. Original Cloth, Prag: Wolf Pascheles, 1859. Cloth, xii, 288 pages. Includes illustrations. 22 cm. In German. "SANSINNIM: Examinations of the five Books of Moses in the order of the weekly readings. A book for school, house, and temple. For the spreading of increased following and appreciation of Judaism, as much as for the promotion of religious committment and participation." OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. Pentateuch -- Meditations. Clean and fresh. Very Good Condition. (GER-42-30) (ID #15568) $80.00.
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  407. Schwabacher, Heimann. DAS GESCHICHTLICHE DER BIBEL MIT MORALISCHEN ANMERKUNGEN UND AUFSÄTZEN: EIN LESEBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE REIFERE JUGEND. Fürth: Volfharts Wittwe, 1822-1826. Contemporary marbled paper over boards. 12mo. 154; 140 pages. 17 cm. Only edition. Two Volumes in one. In German. A volume of Biblical history (including a retelling of many Bible stories), with moral notes by Heimann Schwabacher. It is designated on the title page as a work for more mature youth. The author is also known as Hayyim Hirsch Schwabacher, and is listed as the translator of Behinot Olam by Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi and also of Olelot Ha-Bohen (by the same author). These are both works on ethics, and in both the German translation is transliterated using Hebrew letters. He also wrote a book in Yiddish on ethics, entitled Keren Tushiya (Fuerth, 1817). Attractively bound in marbled boards and leather backstrip. Printed on ragpaper. Subjects: Bible – Germany – Haskalah. OCLC lists three copies, none of which seem to contain both parts (UCLA, HUC, Natl Libr Israel), none east of Cincinnati. Light wear to hinges, otherwise verry clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-48) (ID #33636) $175.00.
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  409. Stein, Salomon. DIE ZEHNGEBOTE: EIN VORTRAG. Frankfurt A. M.; Droller, 1926. Original Wraps. 8vo. 22 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Ten Commandments: a Lecture'. Lecture by Salomon Stein (1866-1938), District Rabbi in Schweinfurt from 1890 to 1934; Stein also wrote a comprehensive history of the Jewish community of Schweinfurt (1899). Subjects: Jewish Law. OCLC lists 4 copies (Deutsche Natl Biblio, HUC, OSU, Cambridge), none in New York. Light ageing and chipping to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-44-43) (ID #33778) $110.00.
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  411. Levy, M. A. PHÖNIZISCHE STUDIEN [FOUR VOLUMES IN ONE]. Breslau; F. E. C. Leuckart, 1856-1870. Original quarter leather. 8vo. 68; 115; 79; IV, 85 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Principally in German. 'Phoenician Studies'. Contains six fold out charts (housed at the rear of each volume). Volume one published 1856, volume two, 1857, volume three, 1864, volume four, 1870. Moritz Abraham Levy (1817-1872), “German Orientalist... Having received a rabbinical education, he became teacher in the Synagogen-Gemeinde of Breslau, where he was active for nearly thirty years. For his scientific labors he received from the King of Prussia, in 1865, the title of professor. Levy was preeminent in the field of Semitic paleography. He was the first person after Gesenius to treat the subject in a comprehensive manner. In the deciphering and interpretation of Phenician, old Hebrew, Punic, Aramaic, Himyaritic, and later Hebrew coins, seals, gems, and monuments his peculiar intuition guided him more surely than mere philological knowledge did others; such, for example, was the case with his deduction from the inscriptions found on the Hauran that at the beginning of the Christian era an Arabic people lived there which used the Aramaic language and alphabet. ” - 1906 JE. Contents: 1. Hft. Erklärung der grossen sidonischen und anderer phönizischen inschriften. Die ältesten formen des phönizischen alphabets und das prinzip der schriftbildung. --2. Hft. Herr professor Ewald nochmals als Punier gewürdigt. Backsteine, gemmen und siegel aus Mesopotamien mit phönizischer (altsemitischer) schrift. Erklärung sämmtlicher neuphönizischer inschriften. --3. Hft. Neue cyprische inschriften. Die sechste inschrift von Athen. Inschrift von Ipsambul. Eine zweite inschrift von Sidon. Drei inschriften von Umm-el-Awamid. Eine dreisprachige inschrift aus Sardinien. Neunzig carthagische inschriften. Unedirte neuphönizische inschriften aus Nordafrika. 2 unedirte siegelsteine. --4. Hft. Uebersicht über die erscheinungen auf dem gebiete der phönizischen wissenschaft seit 1863. Revision einiger älteren denkmäler durch bessere copieen: Athen IV und VI, Melit III. Inschrift von Cossura und eine dritte von Saida (Sidon) Inschriften von Abydos in Aegypten. Inschriften aus Sardinien. Inschrift aus Spanien. Inschriften aus Nordafrika. Ergänzungen zum Phönizischen wörterbuche. Nachtrag. Subjects: Inscriptions, Phoenician. Phoenician language - Alphabet. Inscriptions, Phoenician. Phoenician language – Alphabet. Light rubbing to leather backstrip; previous owners inscription on endpage and title page, light pen marks in margins on a few pages; third chart has a tear; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-29) (ID #33617) $200.00.
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  413. Luzzatto, Samuel David; Marcus Salomon Krüger. GRAMMATIK DER BIBLISCH-CHALDÄISCHEN SPRACHE UND DES IDIOMS DES THALMUD BABLI: EIN GRUNDRISS. Breslau; Schletter'sche Buchhandlung, 1873. Later Cloth. 8vo. XIII, 123 pages. 21 cm. First German edition. 'Grammar of the Biblical-Chaldean language and the idioms of the Talmud Bavli. ' Translated from the Italian with additional notes by Marcus Salomon Krüger (Elementi Grammaticali del Caldeo Biblico e del Dialetto Talmudico. Padua, 1865. Translated into German by Krüger, Breslau, 1873; into English by Goldammer, New York, 1876; and the part on the Talmudic dialect, into Hebrew by Hayyim Zebi Lerner, St. Petersburg, 1880.). Aramaic compendium by Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865) Italian philologist, poet, and Biblical exegete. Subjects: Aramaic language - Grammar. Translations from Italian into German. Light rubbing to later cloth; very clean and fresh. Great condition. (GER-44-54) (ID #33793) $35.00.
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  415. Perles, Joseph. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER HEBRÄISCHEN UND ARAMÄISCHEN STUDIEN. München; Theodor Ackermann, 1884. Later Cloth. 8vo. 247 pages. 24 cm. First dition. In German, with Aramaic, Hebrew, Italian and Latin. 'Contributions to the history of Hebrew and Aramaic Studies. ' Contains chapters on the small Aruch, the large Aruch, the Regensburg manuscript of the Aruch, Buxtorf, Jewish-German glosses, etc. Often cited for its contents on Women's Biblical names. Joseph Perles (1835–1894), “born in Baja, Hungary, studied at the Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary and at the University of Breslau. He served as preacher of the Bruedergemeinde of Posen (Poznan) during 1862–71, and then as rabbi of the Jewish community of Munich, rejecting offers to succeed A. *Geiger in Berlin and to lecture at the newly founded Landesrabbinerschule in Budapest. Perles, a faithful and outstanding pupil of the Breslau seminary, was among its first graduates, and his interests extended over a wide area of Jewish scholarship. … His work in medieval literature and Bible exegesis was extensive. Perles' main scholarly contribution was to Hebrew and Aramaic lexicography and philology, to which he devoted such studies as Zur rabbinischen Sprach-und Sagenkunde (1873), which sheds light on the aggadic sources of the Thousand and One Nights; Beitraege zur Geschichte der hebraeischen und aramaeischen Studien (1884); and Beitraege zur rabbinischen Sprach-und Alterthumskunde (1893). ” - 2008 EJ. From the library of Leo Wiener (gift stamp dated 1898). Subjects: Hebrew language - History and criticism. Aramaic language - History. Institutional stamp on endpages. Some soiling to later cloth; internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-44-53) (ID #33792) $150.00.
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  417. Focke, Friedrich. DIE ENTSTEHUNG DER WEISHEIT SALOMOS: EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DES JÜDISCHEN HELLENISMUS. Göttingen; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1913. Original Wraps. 8vo. 132 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German, with Greek, and some Hebrew throughout. 'The Emergence of the Wisdom of Solomon: a contribution to the history of the Jewish Hellenism. ' In the series: Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments; n. F, 5 heft. Der ganzen reihe 22. Heft. “Dr. Focke in this monograph takes his stand with the writers who in recent years have revived the theory of the composite character of the Sapientia Salomonis. ” - (The Princeton Theological Review 13: 677-681. [1915]). The author, Friedrich Focke (1890-1970) studied classical philology at the Univerity of Munich, and worked as a professor at the University of Gottingen and then Tubingen, where he served as one of Hitler's Professors as the Rector of Tubingen University; he was debarred of teaching during the de-nazification process in 1946. Subjects: Bible. Apocrypha. Wisdom of Solomon - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Wraps lightly soiled; edges lightly bumped; pages uncut, never before read; internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-12) (ID #33818) $55.00.
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  419. Hempel, Johannes, 1891-1964. DIE ALTHEBRÄISCHE LITERATUR UND IHR HELLENISTISCH-JÜDISCHES NACHLEBEN. Wildpark-Potsdam; Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Athenaion M. B. H, 1930. Original Cloth. 4to. 203 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In German. 'Ancient Hebrew Literature and its afterlife in Jewish Hellenism. ' with 68 illustrations throughout. Opens with a discussion of Spinoza, Herder, and Uriel da Costa; touches on the literature through archaelogical sites, etc. In the series: Handbuch der Literaturwissenschaft, Bd. 21. The author Johannes Hempel (1891-1964) was a prominent protestant theologican and professor of biblical literature in the Weimar era; he joined the Nazis in 1933 and was a member of the Institute for Research and elimination of Jewish influence on German church life (Institut zur Erforschung und Beseitigung des jüdischen Einflusses auf das deutsche kirchliche Leben), and served as a war chaplain on the eastern front. He served as a Lutheran pastor after the war, and resumed as a professor in 1955 at Gottingen. With the bookplate and signature (dated 1949, Berlin) of Steven S Schwarszchild (1924-1989), born in Frankfurt, his family escaped from Nazi Germany in 1939; “After receiving ordination from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati in 1948, Steven Schwarzschild moved to Berlin to serve as a rabbi for the Judische Gemeinde zu Berlin. He stayed in Berlin for over two years and in 1950 moved back to the United States. ” - LBI (Guide to the Papers of Steven S. Schwarzschild). Subjects: Hebrew literature - History and criticism. Literatura Hebraica. Oude Testament. Littérature hébraïque - Histoire et critique. Littérature hébraïque - Histoire et critique. Hebrew literature. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light soiling to cloth, title page previously reinforced with tape; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-54) (ID #33642) $30.00.
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  421. Joël, M. BLICKE IN DIE RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE ZU ANFANG DES ZWEITEN CHRISTLICHEN JAHRHUNDERTS. Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1880. Later cloth; 8vo. Vii, 177, x, 190 pages. Gilt titles. In German. Volumes I and II bound together. Contents: I. [Abt. ] Der Talmud und die griechische Sprache. --II. Abt. Der Conflict des Heidentums mit den Christenthume in seinen Folgen für das Judenthum. Bibliographical footnotes. Manuel Joël was a rabbi and scholar. "In Berlin he came under the influence of Leopold Zunz and M. Sachs. Joining the staff of the Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar in Breslau on its foundation in 1854, he taught classical languages, religious philosophy, and homiletics there. In 1864 he was appointed rabbi of the Breslau community, succeeding A. Geiger. At the rabbinical assemblies of Kassel (1868) and Leipzig (1869), he defended moderation in Reform against Geiger's radicalism, and stressed the need for preserving the Jewish character of synagogue worship and respect for the historical past. He also expressed these views in a number of publications, particularly in his prayer book (1872) and his sermons (1867, 1893-98), which were highly influential....Joel's scholarly importance lies mainly in the field of religious philosophy. His two-volume Blicke in die Religionsgeschichte... (1880-83) was an important and influential contribution to comparative religion. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Gnosticism. Church history -- Early church, ca. 30-600. Judaism -- Apologetic works. First endpages loose, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (GER-42-31) (ID #15973) $50.00.
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  423. Eisler, Max. VON JUEDISCHER KUNST (JOSEF ISRAELS): EIN VORTRAG. Köln; Jüdischer Verlag, 1910. Original Wraps. 8vo. 63 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'On Jewish Art (Josef Israels); A Presentation. ' With frontispiece portrait of Josef Israels; with 11 pages of plates. Monograph on Josef Israels written by Austrian-Jewish art historian Max Eisler (1881-1937). Subjects: Israëls, Jozef, 1824-1911. Jewish artists. OCLC lists 19 copies. Wraps soiled, light edge wear; pages uncut, never read. Good + condition. (GER-43-18) (ID #33605) $30.00.
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  425. Cohn, Tobias. DIE MOSES-GRUPPE VON RAUCH: EINE JÜDISCH-WISSENSCHAFTLICHE KUNSTSTUDIE. Leipzig; Oskar Leiner, 1867. Original Cloth. 8vo. 31 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. With frontispiece portrait of the 'Moses-Gruppe' statue in Potsdam by Chrisian Daniel Rauch. 'The Moses-Group' of Rauch; A Jewish Social Science Art Study. Study of the statue depicting Moses praying between Aaron and Hur, the last colossal public piece the famous sculptor Rauch was to work on before his last illness. "Separatabdruck aus der Allgemeinen Zeitung des Judentums, 1866, no. 31-37”. Written by the Rabbi of Potsdam, Dr. Tobias Cohn, who was a “German rabbi and writer; born at Hammerstein, West Prussia, Feb. 2, 1826. After graduating from the normal school, he conducted the Jewish elementary school of his native city until 1846. He then continued his studies at Berlin, where he received his doctor's degree in 1857. During this time he was living in the house of Sarah Levy (née Itzig), then the gathering-place for the Jewish and Christian celebrities of Berlin. From 1857 to 1896 he officiated as preacher and rabbi of the community of Potsdam. With his wife, the daughter of Ludwig Philippson, he then took up his residence in Berlin. Cohn is an honorary member of the Literarische Gesellschaft, a society composed of the intellectual leaders of Potsdam, and has been decorated with the Order of the Red Eagle. His larger works include: 'Der Talmud' (1866); 'Die-Mosesgruppe von Rauch'; 'Die Humanitätsperiode'; 'Die Aufklärungsperiode'; 'Die Araberim Chalifat'; 'Israels Gemeinschaftsleben mit den Vorchristlichen Völkern' (1893). ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Moses in art. Rauch, Christian Daniel, 1777-1857. OCLC lists two copies of a first edition (British Libr, Univ Zurich), none outside Europe. Small tear to cover wrap, minor chipping to corner of wraps; light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. Scarce. (GER-43-17) (ID #33604) $125.00.
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  427. Ehrlich, Ernst Ludwig. [Gutmann, Joseph]. DIE KULTSYMBOLIK IM ALTEN TESTAMENT UND IM NACHBIBLISCHEN JUDENTUM. Stuttgart; A. Hiersemann, 1959. Original Wraps. 8vo. 143 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Joseph Gutmann's copy (important scholar on jewish art) with his extensive notes in margins. Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921 – 2007) was a German-born Swiss Jewish religious philosopher. He was born in Berlin. Ehrlich fled Nazi Germany for Switzerland in June 1943, using a false passport. From 1961 to 1994 he was European director of the Jewish organisation B'nai B'rith. Subjects: Worship in the Bible. Judaism - Customs and practices. Jewish art and symbolism. Light soiling to wraps and edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-34) (ID #33495) $55.00.
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  429. Rosenfeld, Morris. Illustrated by E. M. Lilien. translated by Berthold Feiwel. LIEDER DES GHETTO. Berlin and Vienna: Benjamin Harz, [1920?]. Cloth; 4to. 140 pages. Zweites Tausend. In German, translated from the Yiddish. Profusely illustrated-cover, borders, bands, full-page illustrations-in the Art Nouveau style. Originally published in Yiddish in 1898. The poems describe the harsh lives of impoverished Jews at the end of the nineteenth century. "Rosenfeld wrote poems on proletarian, national, and romantic themes. During his lifetime Yiddish poetry developed far beyond his capacities, but his successors' achievements were possible only because of his pioneering efforts and stylistic innovations....his proletarian poems and national songs stirred the Jewish masses during their early struggles in the New World and at the beginning of the Jewish national renascence. " (Moshe Starkman, EJ) The illustrator, Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874-1925), an artist and printmaker, was the first artist to become an active Zionist. Lilien collaborated closely with Theodor Herzl, and helped establish the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem. "Lieder des Ghetto" was one of his earliest important commissions, but the fullness of his talent is already evident. His drawings, done mainly in India ink, were a perfect medium for the somber themes of Rosenfeld's poetry. Lilien "is of the first rank both for the very high quality of his work, but also for his involvement with the Theodor Herzl and the Zionist cause. His use of authentic Jewish types in his Art Nouveau style was a revolution that drew him away from Beardsleyesque decadence towards a uniquely Jewish vision. " (Henry Hollander) OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-21-10) (ID #33180) $85.00.
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  431. Schwarz, Karl. LESSER URY (JÜDISCHE BÜCHEREI - BAND 17). Berlin, Fritz Gurlitt, 1920. 1st edition. Original decorated paper wrappers, 12mo, 19 pages plus 4 plates. A short biography of the Jewish impressionist painter Lesser Ury, with 14 black and white reproductions. The book is in German. Lesser Ury (1861-1931) "was born in Birnbaum, Prussia, went to Berlin at the age of 12 and two years later was apprenticed to a clothing merchant. When he had saved enough money, he began to study art, first in Duesseldorf and then in Brussels and Paris. A prize from the Berlin Academy enabled him to train further in Italy. Although he was something of a vagrant, Ury made his headquarters in Berlin from 1886 and there led a poverty-stricken, asocial life until he was over 60. It was only then that his melancholy paintings of city streets in stormy weather began to sell for high prices. He was a versatile artist and some of his earlier works, particularly his landscapes and his flower studies, achieved a glow of color that anticipated the goal of the expressionists. He produced drawings, lithographs, and etchings, but his finest works were his pastels. Ury repeatedly attempted ambitious subjects on a monumental scale, some of them suggested by events in contemporary Jewish life. His Jerusalem is a study of refugees from czarist Russia at the turn of the century sitting aimlessly on a bench, staring into nothing. The most famous of his somewhat theatrical biblical paintings, Jeremiah - the brooding prophet reclining under a vast, star-studded sky - is in the Tel Aviv Museum. Ury's fame had spread far beyond Germany. The retrospective exhibition arranged by the Berlin National Gallery to celebrate his 70th birthday turned into a memorial exhibition. After World War II, West Germany tried to repair the damage done to his reputation in the Nazi era with several comprehensive shows. " (Werner, EJ 2008). Subjects: Painters - Germany. Jewish artists - Germany. Ury, Lesser, 1861-1931. Wraps frayed and repaired, with some edge loss. Clean and fresh internally. Else in good condition.(ART-23-36A) (ID #33649) $30.00.
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  433. Cohn-Wiener, Ernst. DIE JÜDISCHE KUNST: IHRE GESCHICHTE VON DEN ANFÄNGEN BIS ZUR GEGENWART; MIT 171 ABBILDUNGEN. Berlin; M. Wasservogel, 1929. Publishers cloth 8vo. 267 pages. Illustrated. In German. Ernst Cohn-Wiener (1882-1941), German art historian. He was instructor in the history of art at the Juedische Volkshochschule and the Humboldt Academy in Berlin. He made research expeditions in Russia and Asia Minor (1924-5). His chief works are: Einfuehrung in die Kunst des Ostens and Die juedische Kunst. [Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica] SUBJECT(S): Art, Jewish - History. Wear to backstrip and covers. Some bumping to edges. Good condition. (ART-18-50) (ID #30608) $30.00.
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  435. Feiwel, Berthold and E. M. Lilien. JUEDISCHER ALAMANACH 5663. Berlin, Juedischer Verlag, 5663 [1902]. Later Cloth. Large 8vo. 310 pages. Illus. 23cm. In German. Illustrations throughout by E. M. Lilien. Title translates to English as “Jewish Almanac 5663 [1902]. ” SUBJECTS: German literature -- Jewish authors. OCLC lists 4 copies (Zentral und Hoschchulbibliothek Luzern Standort Sempacherstrasse; National Library of Israel, University of Oxford, University of Cape Town). Institutional embossment on title page from Jewish Theological Seminary. Rebound in later boards with original covers and backstrip mounted on boards. Covers worn and stained. Internal pages darkened, wavy from water exposure; some staining to half title page, but all text is clear. Good Condition. (BIBLIOG-28-11) (ID #30104) $175.00.
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  437. Juedischer Verlag; Berthold Feiwel; Ephraim Mose Lilien; Martin Buber. JUEDISCHER ALMANACH. Berlin; Juedischer Verlag, 1904. Original Cloth. 8vo. 306 pages. 24 cm. Revised edition. Volume for 1904 is a partially revised editon of the 1902 almanac. In German. Profusely illustrated compilation of modern Jewish literature translated into German, including contributions from Ahad Haam, Schalom Asch, Ch Bialik, Martin Buber, S. Frug, Theodor Herzl, Nomberg, Peretz, David Pinski, Morris Rosenfeld, Scholem-Aleichem, Stefan Zweig, and others; with artistic prints by Josef Israels, Max Liebermann, Hermann Struck, Lesser Ury, and others. “Juedischer Almanach (1902) edited by Feiwel and Lilien, included authors from both East and West and presented all types of literary works, some of them translated from Hebrew and Yiddish. ” - 2008 EJ. “In 1901 Alfred Nossig, Davis Trietsch, Buber, Feiwel, and Lilien started the Jüdische Verlag in Berlin, which has attempted to substitute artistic book-making for the inelegant presswork of former times. Besides publishing a 'Jüdischer Almanach' and the 'Jüdische Statistik, ' it has printed a number of highly artistic volumes dealing with modern Jewish literature and art. ” 1906 JE (Zionism). Subjects: German literature - Jewish authors. German literature - Jewish authors. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light soiling to cloth, pages aged, bumping and small tear to top of backstrip; otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (GER-43-56) (ID #33644) $30.00.
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  439. Hilberg, Arnold, Ed. ILLUSTRIRTE MONATSHEFTE FÜR DIE GESAMMTEN INTERESSEN DES JUDENTHUMS. BAND I (OF 2). Wien: Arnold Hilberg's Verlag, 1865-1866. Hardcover, large 8vo. In German. First Edition. Band I: April - September 1865. Illustrated throughout with beautiful pen and ink drawings. This periodical survived only 2 years; the first year is here, complete thusSUBJECT (S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Spine repaired with cloth tape. Pages browning, somewhat fragile. Some pages slightly chipped. Good + condition. (RAB-45-1) (ID #24689) $300.00.
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  441. Liebermann, Max; Max J Friedländer. MAX LIEBERMANNS GRAPHISCHE KUNST. Dresden; Arnold, 1922. Original Cloth. 4to. 33, 95 pages. 26 cm. Second edition. In German. “Max Liebermanns Graphic Art”. With 95 pages of plates. 103 illustrations total. Introduction by Max J. Friedlander (1867-1958), important German art historian, curator, and art dealer. Max Liebermann (1847–1935), “German painter. Liebermann, the son of a Berlin industrialist, studied at the Weimar Academy. He was only 23 when his picture of The Boy Jesus in Dispute with the Rabbis was attacked by critics, some of whom appear to have been motivated by antisemitism. Two years later his Women Plucking Geese received high praise when it was exhibited in Hamburg and Berlin. Liebermann was a very Nordic painter. Photographic naturalism was as abhorrent to him as expressionism, and although he has often been called an impressionist he never regarded himself as one. He spent much of his life in Holland and was heavily influenced by its gray skies. He used cool, austere colors to paint the bleak, flat Netherlands landscapes in which he discovered the excitement of changing atmosphere, sunlight intermingling with mist, blue hazes, and empty spaces. While his early work tended to be static, he gradually loosened up as regards form and color, reversing the traditional pattern by growing freer and more spontaneous as he became older. In his fifties he began painting athletes in action, rearing horses, and the colorful vegetable markets of the Amsterdam Jewish quarter. In 1898 Liebermann became a member of the Berlin Academy and helped to found Sezession, an association of progressive artists. In 1920 he became president of the Berlin Academy of Art. His Gesammelte Schriften (Collected Writings) appeared in 1922. By this time he was too frail for his regular trips to Holland and did much of his painting at his summer home in Wannsee, outside Berlin. He became a celebrated and expensive portraitist, painting his sitters with a broad virtuosity, but not often probing deeply into their personality. Among them were Hermann Cohen, Georg Brandes, and Walther Rathenau. He also did thousands of rapid sketches in pen, pencil, crayon, and chalk. ” (Werner, EJ 2008) Subjects: Prenten. Bildband. Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-38) (ID #33415) $30.00.
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  443. Lilien, Ephraim Moses [Illustrator]. / Börries Von Münchhausen. JUDA - GESÄNGE VON BÖRRIES, FREIHERRN VON MÜNCHHAUSEN MIT BUCHSCHMUCK VON E. M. LILIEN. [Inscribed by Lilien} Berlin: Egon Fleischel, (1900), Viertes bis Sechtes Tausend. Original decorated publisher’s cloth, 4to. Unpaginated (about 100 pages). INSCRIBED BY E. M. LILIEN on blank front endpaper. A beautifully illustrated book of German poems on Biblical themes by Lilien's Christian friend Börries Freiherr von Münchausen (1874-1945), a German poet and writer. This rare book is decorated with many elaborate engravings and decorated text frames made by early Bezalel artist E. M. Lilien. 240x185mm. Unpaginated. This fine example of Jewish Jugendstil signed by its foremost representative. Repair to top of spine, very light use wear, otherwise Very Good Condition, a beautiful copy. (AMR-39-6) (ID #31229) $600.00.
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  445. Oppenheim, Moritz Daniel. PICTURES OF TRADITIONAL JEWISH FAMILY LIFE. New York; Ktav Pub. House, 1976. Original Cloth. 4to. VII, 97 pages. 31 cm. Second English edition. Translation of Bilder aus dem altjüdischen Familienleben. With an introduction by Alfred Werner. Reproductions of 20 paintings (black and white) by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1799–1882), “German painter. Oppenheim was born in Hanau and, after studying art at Frankfurt and Munich, he went to Paris and in 1821 to Rome, where he stayed four years. There he came under the influence of the Nazarenes, a group of fervently Christian artists who painted New Testament scenes. In 1825 Oppenheim returned to Frankfurt. His paintings of Old and New Testament scenes were soon widely appreciated. His most loyal patrons were the Rothschilds and he was known as 'painter of the Rothschilds' and–on account of his financial success–as 'the Rothschild of the painters. ' He earned praise from Goethe to whom he sent two drawings based on Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea. Goethe, whom Oppenheim visited in Weimar and whose portrait he painted, persuaded the grand duke of Weimar to bestow upon the painter the title of honorary professor. In 1833 a picture with the narrative title 'Return of a Jewish Volunteer from the Wars of Liberation to his Family Still Living According to the Old Tradition' brought the artist further renown. Encouraged by its wide success, Oppenheim painted 19 other canvases on Jewish motifs. These were eventually published in an album, Bilder aus dem altjuedischen Familienleben (1865) which appeared in the United States as Family Scenes from Jewish Life of Former Days (1866). These genre scenes, realistic yet tinged with romanticism, were much appreciated. They show excellent composition, and real skill in the grouping of the dramatis personae. They have been frequently reproduced to illustrate books on Jewish topics. He produced a series of large pictures on confrontations between Jews and Christians, e. G, Moses Mendelssohn and Lavater, Mendelssohn and Frederick the Great. Undoubtedly, Oppenheim's best works are his numerous portraits, pencil sketches as well as oils, including portraits of Ferdinand Hiller and Gabriel Riesser. He illustrated works by Berthold Auerbach and Solomon Hermann von Mosenthal. The city of Frankfurt commissioned him to paint portraits of past emperors for the Kaisersaal (Emperor's Hall) in the Roemer, the medieval town hall. Admirers came from all parts of Europe to visit his studio in Frankfurt. He continued to paint in his skillful, charmingly naive manner until a few days before his death, unconcerned with the changes in art and taste since his student days in Rome. ” (Werner, EJ 2008). Subjects: Jews in art. Oppenheim, Moritz Daniel, 1799-1882. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-35) (ID #33412) $75.00.
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  447. (Prague) Jerabek, Lubomir. DER ALTE PRAGER JUDENFRIEDHOF. Hardcover, 8vo, Kunstverlag B. Koci, Prague,1903. 4to. Cloth. 48 pages plus 22 Black & white plates of the cemetery and headstones plus color frontispiece. Text in German. Important early 20th Century interpretation and understanding of the famous Prague Jewish cemetery. Handsome modern cloth binding with paper spine label. Much better condition than usually found. (MX-24-20) (ID #19845) $150.00.
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  449. Vereinigung Jüdischer Hochschüler Aus Galizien Bar-Kochba. JÜDISCHER ALMANACH 5670. Wien; Im Selbsverlage Der Vereinigung; Köln A. Rh.; In Kommission "jüdischer Verlag", 1910. Original Cloth. 4to. 215, [15] pages. 27 cm. First edition. In German. Jewish Almanach 5670. With 15 leaves of plates. “Herausgegeben aus Anlass des 25-Semestrigen Jubiläums von der Vereinigung Jüdischer Hohschüler aus Galizien Bar-Kochba in Wien”. Original tan cloth, illustrated with a reproduction of a drawing by Jakob Stark. Decorative endpapers. Title-page vignette. Articles by Martin Buber, Arthur Schnitzler, Julius Bab, Leon Kellner, Max Jungmann, Schalom Asch, Menachem Gottesfeld, A. S. Rabinowitz, Salomon Kaplansky, and many others. Illustrated with photographic b/w reproductions of art work by Max Liebermann, Hermann Struck, Samuel Hirszenberg, E. M. Lilien, Abraham Neumann, Arthur Markowicz, E. Slipjan, and Jehudo Epstein. Subjects: Jewish almanacs. (GER-45-1) (ID #33807) $30.00.
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  451. Winz, Leo. OST UND WEST. ILLUSTRIERTE MONATSSCHRIFT FUER DAS GESAMTE JUDENTUM, VOLUME 19/20. Berlin, Verlag Ost Und West, 1920. Bound original Lilien-designed illustrated boards, 4to, 328 + 323 columns. Heavy wear to spine, inside hinges starting but still holding. Internally very nice. Previous owner's stamp on title page. Good+ Condition (AMR-39-7) (ID #31231) $150.00.
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  453. Winz, Leo. OST UND WEST. ILLUSTRIERTE MONATSSCHRIFT FUER DAS GESAMTE JUDENTUM, VOLUME V (5). Berlin, Verlag Ost Und West, 1905. Funfter Jahrgang. Bound in period cloth, 4to, (804 columns). Copy belonging to the German Jewish publishing house Eschkol AG, with their small stamps on endpapers. Bound in attractive period quarter cloth boards. Complete volume of this important Journal on Jewish art and litterature. Illustrations by E. M. Lilien. Small spine label and instituional stamp on copyright page. Bit of wear to top of crown, paper starting to brown as usually found, but nice. Very Good- Condition. (AMR-39-6A) (ID #31230) $150.00.
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  455. Friedmann, Aron. SCHIR LISCH'LAUMAU: CHASONUS (VOR ALLEM NACH DEN TRADITIONELLEN WEISEN): FÜR DAS GANZE LITURGISCHE JAHR. Berlin; Deutsch-Isrealitischen Gemeindebunde, 1901. Later calf over original wraps. Folio. 328 pages. 34 cm. First edition. In Hebrew (transliterated Hebrew), with German preface. 'Song of Solomon; Chazzanut for the entire Liturgical Year. ' Music for solo voice, unaccompanied; words in romanized Hebrew. 1.T. Wochentags Gesänge - 2.T. Sabbath Gesänge - 3.T. Gesänge für die drei Feste - 4.T. Gesänge für das Neujahr und Versöhnungsfest. Composed by Aron Friedmann (1855–1936), a “German hazzan. Born in Szaki, Lithuania, Friedmann studied in Berlin and in 1882 was appointed chief hazzan of the Old Synagogue of the Berlin community, a post he held until 1923. He received the title of Koeniglicher Musikdirektor, Royal Academy of Art, Berlin, 1907. In 1901, he published Shir li-Shelomoh, a collection of cantorial music in traditional style for the prayers of the year. He also wrote Der synagogale Gesang (1904) and Lebensbilder beruehmter Kantoren (3 vols, 1918–27), containing biographies of 19th-century hazzanim. ” - 2008 EJ. From the library of Cantor Samuel Tobey, with his signature on title page. Subjects: Synagogue music. OCLC lists 15 copies. Original wraps soiled, with edges torn; soiling to wraps and title page; light soiling to edges, few smudges in margins on a few pages; otherwise solid. Good condition. (GER-44-14) (ID #33747) $225.00.
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  457. Krauss, Samuel. ZUR ORGELFRAGE. Wien: Verlag Des Wiener Jüdischen Organisationskomitees, 1919. Later Boards. 8vo. 32 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Organ Question. ' Zur Orgelfrage (1919), an essay on the contemporary problem of the use of the organ in the synagogue, in which Krauss adopts a Conservative stance. Samuel Krauss (1866–1948), “historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar. Born in Ukk, Hungary, Krauss studied at Papa Yeshivah and at the Budapest rabbinical seminary and university. From 1894 to 1906 Krauss taught Bible and Hebrew at the Jewish teachers' seminary in Budapest. In 1906 he began to teach Bible, history, and liturgy at the Israelitisch-Theologische Lehranstalt in Vienna. It was due to his efforts that the college did not succumb to financial difficulties after World War I. He traveled widely for his archaeological and historical research. Krauss was appointed head of the seminary in 1932 and rector in 1937. Krauss founded the Vienna Verein fuer juedische Geschichte und Literatur, and was active in many communal institutions. During the Kristallnacht in November 1938, the Nazis destroyed his valuable library and papers, and he fled to England, joining his daughter in Cambridge, where he remained until his death. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Synagogue music - History and criticism. Organ (Musical instrument). Synagogues - History. Synagogue music. Synagogues. Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 25 copies. Pages aged, browned, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (GER-44-38) (ID #33773) $135.00.
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  459. Naumbourg, Samuel. ZEMIROT YIS´RA'EL; I. CHANTS LITURGIQUES DE SABBATH. - II. CHANTS LITURGIQUES DES GRANDES FE^TES [TWO VOLUMES]. Leipzig; M. W. Kaufmann, 1864. Original Wraps. Folio. 117; 103 pages. 34 cm. Second edition. In Hebrew (transliterated Hebrew) with introduction in French. Liturgy for the Sabbath and High Holidays. Two Volumes: Chants liturgiques de Sabbath - Chants liturgiques des grandes fetes. Volume three (Chants religieux des Israëlites) absent, though normally issued with this edition. Samuel Naumbourg (1815–1880), was a “hazzan, composer, and writer. Born in Dennelohe, near Ansbach (Bavaria), the descendant of almost ten generations of south German hazzanim, Naumbourg received his musical education at Munich and sang there in Maier Kohn 's synagogue choir. After an engagement as choirmaster in Strasbourg, he came to Paris in 1843. In 1845 he was appointed first hazzan at the synagogue in the Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, under the sponsorship of Jacques Fromental Halévy and with the government authorization to carry out his plans for a thorough reform of liturgic music (which had lapsed into disorder after the death of Israel Lovy in 1832). In 1847 he published the first two volumes of his Zemirot Yisrael (vol. 1 for the Sabbath, vol. 2 for the High Holidays), with vol. 3 Hymnes et Psaumes added when the work was reissued in 1864 (repr. 1874, 1954)... Naumbourg's Zemirot Yisrael achieved an influence comparable to the works of his senior Solomon Sulzer and his junior Louis Lewandowsky. The pieces are set for hazzan and 2- to 4-part choir, with some organ accompaniments and, apart from Naumbourg's own compositions and arrangements, include some melodies by Lovy and two works by Halévy and Meyerbeer. About half of the pieces are based on traditional material, mainly south German. The others reflect the various styles then current in the Parisian grand opera, which 'gave to Naumbourg's work some international features and helped it to become widely known, and much liked and used' (Idelsohn). ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Synagogue music. OCLC lists 12 copies of this edition. Spine rebacked. Light chipping to title page; light edge wear; overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (GER-44-13) (ID #33746) $375.00.
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  461. Roskin, Janot S. 45 JEWISH FOLK-SONGS = JÜDISCHE VOLKS-LIEDER; BAND I-II [SAMMLUNG I-II]. Berlin-Boston; Musikverlag Hatikwah, 1936. Original Cloth. 4to. (Various paginations). 27 cm. In German, with lyrics in Hebrew and Yiddish. Nazi-era imprint. Two volumes in one. Both volumes of the Judische Volks-Lieder contain original elaborately designed title pages, both bound together with new wraps, in English, titled 45 Jeiwsh Folk Songs, Berlin-Boston, Hatikwah. Some individual scores contain original title pages as well. 45 songs, chiefly for voice and piano (though some for cello and violin accompaniment as well). At the time of publication, Janot S. Roskin was actively involved as a composer for the Jüdischen Kulturbünde. He founded the Hatikvah music company in 1921, and refounded the company in the United States in 1941, after his emigration. Band 1 contains: Der Fuhrmann: Volkslied - Abram, Abram: Gebetlied - A Heem, A Heem: Refrain eines litauischen Volksliedes - Licht-Bentschen: Gebetlied - Der Schikkur: humoristisches Volkslied - A Brivele der Mamen: Familienlied / Text von B. W. Ehrenkranz - Hamawdil: Gebetlied / Text und Melodie v. A. Goldfaden - Roszinkes mit Mandlen: Wiegenl. - Jankele gejt in Schul: Goluslied - Der Alef-Bees: Chederlied / Text und Melodie v. M. Warschawski - Kinder mir hoben Ssimches-Torje / Text und Melodie v. M. Warschawski - Dem Milners-Treren: Goluslied - Dos Tojrele: a. D. Operette Di jiddische Neschome / v. Feinmann - Dos Pekele: Goluslied / Melodie von S. Russota - Ein schönes Lied hab ich gesungen / Melodie von Janot S. Roskin - Klip-klap, effen mir!: Liebeslied. I. / Melodie von Janot S. Roskin - Sehnsucht nach Jeruscholajim: Goluslied - Di Zimbel: Goluslied / Text und Melodie von Eljakim Zunser - Der Seeger Die Uhr - Der Parom Die Fähre - Dos heelige Rikud'l: Chassidisches Tanzlied - L'chajim Rebbe: Chassidisches Lied - Unser Rebbenju: Chassidisches Lied - Jismach Mojsche: Chassidisches Lied - Omar Adojschem Lejankojw: Chassidisches Lied. Band 2 contains: Nationale Volkslieder. Htikwah "Die Hoffnung"; Dort wo die Zeder "Bimkom Haeres"; Al tal s'a matar; Ja chay lili ha, amali; do Lid fun Jeruscholajim - Humoristischer Volkslieder. Dire-Gelt; Balebuste Leben; A Geneeweh; Der Rebbe hot gehessen Freelich sajn; Wus wet sajn m'kejech Burikes - Schlof, schlof, schlof; Schlof sche majn Feegele; Dos Kind ligt in Wigele; Schlof, majn Kind; Kumt der liber Sumer - Mädchen- und Liebeslieder. Di Bajke; Do solst nit geen mit kajn andere Meedelech; Kezele jajns! Klip-klap, effen mir! - Hochzeits- und Familienlieder. A Muters-Freed; Chazkele, chazkele; Ich bin sech mir a Kale; Ale Mentschen Tanzendik; Lejg ich mayn Kepele; Frajtog ojf der Nacht. Subjects: Songs with piano. Songs with instrumental ensemble. Folk songs, Yiddish - Germany. Jews - Germany – Music. OCLC lists 13 copies. Spine rebacked with old tape stains at spine. First few leaves aged; otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (GER-44-10) (ID #33743) $275.00.
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  463. Solomon Rosowsky; David Einhorn. WIEGENLIED: (ZWEITES), FÜR EINE STIMME MIT KLAVIER BEGLEITUNG: NR. 98 "NUMAH, NUMAH" (HEBRÄISCH-DEUTSCH). Berlin; Juwal, 1924. Original wraps. 4to. 6 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German. Lullaby for Voice with Piano accompaniment, number 98, 'Numah, Numah'. Published Berlin, Juwal; Verlagsgesellschaft für jüdische Musik (last page lists all works by the publisher). Decorative border on title page. Solomon Rosowky (1878–1962), “composer and musicologist. Born in Riga, the son of the noted cantor Baruch Leib Rosowsky, he studied at St. Petersburg under Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov and Liadov. He was a cofounder of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg (1908), where he also served as musical director of the Yiddish Art Theater. In 1920 he founded the first Jewish Conservatory of Music at Riga. Rosowsky immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1925, taught music there and did research on biblical cantillation. He attempted, in cooperation with Y. L. Ne'eman, to present and analyze the "essence" of the East Ashkenazi (Poland-Lithuania) style. This resulted in the voluminous work, The Cantillation of the Bible (The Five Books of Moses), published in New York in 1957. Rosowsky composed songs, chamber and orchestral music, and music for the Hebrew theater. In his quest for a modern Hebrew style based on traditional and Oriental elements, he was a pioneer. His latter years were spent in New York, where he taught at the Cantors' Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Songs, Hebrew - Germany. OCLC lists 4 copies. Edges of wraps worn and chipped, spine previously rebacked with tape, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-35) (ID #33278) $75.00.
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  465. Deuring, Dagmar; Jos Jacobsen; Erwin Jospe. HAWA NASCHIRA = AUF! LASST UNS SINGEN! [TWO VOLUME BOXED SET]. Hamburg; Dölling Und Galitz, 2001. Original Cloth. 8vo. XV, 244; XXX, 290 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set (housed in printed cardboard box). Volume one (Lieder) reprint of the 1935 edition; volume two (Lexikon) new content. With music, photographs, charts. Principally Hebrew words (romanized), with some German and Yiddish (romanized); Hebrew words also printed as text in Hebrew characters after each song with German translation. Band 1 originally published: Hawa naschira! = Auf! Lasst uns singen!: Liederbuch für Unterricht, Bund und Haus; herausgegeben von Jos. Jacobsen und Erwin Jospe; Leipzig: A. J. Benjamin, 1935. Reprint of the last major songbook published for Germany's Jews. Subjects: Jews - Music. Folk songs, Hebrew. Songs, Hebrew. School songbooks, German. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-15) (ID #33199) $30.00.
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  467. Freise, Judith; Joachim Martini. JÜDISCHE MUSIKERINNEN UND MUSIKER IN FRANKFURT, 1933-1942: MUSIK ALS FORM GEISTIGEN WIDERSTANDES: AUSSTELLUNGSBEGLEITHEFT: EINE AUSSTELLUNG. Frankfurt Am Main; O. Lembeck, 1990. Later cloth. 8vo. 359, 76, 84 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. ‘Jewish Musicians in Frankfurt, 1933-1942: music as a form of spiritual resistance: exhibition booklet’. An exhibition by Judith Freise and Joachim Martini in St. Paul's Church in Frankfurt am Main, 7 until 25 November 1990. Includes programs, advertisements, notices, and reviews from the newspapers Frankfurter israelitisches Gemeindeblatt and Jüdisches Gemeindeblatt für die israelitische Gemeinde zu Frankfurt am Main. Bound in later red cloth. Subjects: Concert programs - Germany - Frankfurt am Main. Concerts - Germany - Frankfurt am Main - Reviews. Jewish musicians - Germany - Frankfurt am Main Biography. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (HOLO2-108-39) (ID #31800) $30.00.
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  469. Frühauf, Tina. ORGEL UND ORGELMUSIK IN DEUTSCH-JÜDISCHER KULTUR. Hildesheim; New York: Olms, 2005. Original Cloth. 8vo. 336 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'The organ and its music in German-Jewish culture. ' Includes document index, biographies of composers and organ players; extensive illustrated throughout. “The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture examines the powerful but often overlooked presence of the organ in synagogue music and the musical life of German-speaking Jewish communities. Tina Frühauf expertly chronicles the history of the organ in Jewish culture from the earliest references in the Talmud through the 19th century, when it had established a firm and lasting presence in Jewish sacred and secular spaces in central Europe. Frühauf demonstrates how the introduction of the organ into German synagogues was part of the significant changes which took place in Judaism after the Enlightenment, and posits the organ as a symbol of the division of the Jewish community into Orthodox and Reform congregations. Newly composed organ music for Jewish liturgy after this division became part of a cross-cultural music tradition in 19th and 20th century Germany, when a specific style of organ music developed which combined elements of Western and Jewish cultures. Concluding with a discussion of the organ in Jewish communities in Israel and the USA, the book presents in-depth case studies which illustrate how the organ has been utilized in the musical life of specific Jewish communities in the 20th century. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Organ music - Germany - History and criticism. Jews - Germany - Music. Orgelmusik. Synagoge. Judentum. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-45-5) (ID #33811) $80.00.
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  471. Königlicher Württemberger Israelitischen Oberkirchenbehörde. SEFER ZEMIROT YISRAEL = GESANG-BUCH ZUM GEBRAUCH BEI DEM UNTERRICHT IN DER MOSAISCHEN RELIGION. Stuttgart: Hallbergersche Verlaghandlung, 1848. Full leather. 12mo. XII, 428 pages. 18 cm. Second edition. In German and Hebrew. For mixed chorus (SATB). 397 Hymns, some with music. Most texts are paraphrases of psalms. Title continued: Gesang-Buch, zum Gebrauch bei dem Unterricht in der mosaischen Religion und zur öffentlichen und häuslichen Gottesverehrung der Israeliten: Auf Veranstaltung der Königl. Württemb. Israelitischen Oberkirchenbehörde. Original full leather, with tooled covers, gilt on spine, gilt outer edges, decorative endpages. Subjects: Hymns, German. Psalms (Music) Jewish hymns - Translations into German. OCLC lists 5 copies of this edition. Light rubbing to edges of leather, light wear throughout; clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-55) (ID #33241) $175.00.
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  473. Louis Lewandowski; Gertrud Baumann; Paula Salomon-Lindberg; Joseph Schmidt; Frederick Lechner; Herman Schey; Hermann Schildberger. HA-MASORET HA-MUSIKALIT SHEL KA-KEHILAH HA-REFORMIT SHEL BERLIN = DIE MUSIKTRADITION DER JUDISCHEN REFORM-GEMEINDE ZU BERLIN = THE MUSICAL TRADITION OF THE JEWISH REFORM CONGREGATION IN BERLIN [INCLUDES 2 CDS]. Tel Aviv; Feher Jewish Music Center, Beth Hatefutsoth, 1997. Original wraps. 8vo. 65, 31 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Illustrated box, with volume containing program notes, and 2 sound discs (118 min. ); digital; 4 3/4 in. Sung chiefly in German. Die Musiktradition der Judischen Reform-Gemeinde zu Berlin = The Musical tradition of the Jewish reform Congregation in Berlin. Synagogue music from the Gebetbuch of the Jüdische Reform-Gemeinde zu Berlin, chiefly by Louis Lewandowski. Texts with Hebrew and English translations and program notes by various writers in English, German & Hebrew inserted in container. Participants: Gertrud Baumann, soprano; Paula Lindberg, contralto; Joseph Schmidt, tenor; Frederick Lechner, Hermann Schey, baritones; chorus & organists of the Jüdische Reform-Gemeinde zu Berlin; Hermann Schildberger, conductor. Recorded under the supervision of Hans Lachmann-Mosse at the Lindstrom Studio, Berlin, between 1928 and 1930. Subjects: Reform Judaism - Germany - Berlin - Liturgy. Synagogue music - Germany - Berlin. Jewish chants. Choruses, Sacred. Organ music. Wrapped in plastic, brand new. Fine condition. (MUSIC-3-54) (ID #33298) $35.00.
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  475. Schönberg, Jakob; Abraham Baer. DIE TRADITIONELLEN GESÄNGE DES ISRAELITISCHEN GOTTESDIENSTES IN DEUTSCHLAND: MUSIKWISSENSCHAFTLICHE UNTERSUCHUNG DER IN A. BAERS "BAAL T'FILLAH" GESAMMELTEN SYNAGOGENGESÄNGE. Nürnberg: Buch- Und Kunstdruckerei E. Spandel, [1926]. Original Wraps. 4to. 94 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Traditional Songs of Jewish Worship in Germany: Musicological Study of the collected Synagogue Songs of Abraham Baer's 'Baal t'fillah'. Originally presented as the author's inaugural dissertation, (Ph. D. ) - Friedrich-Alexanders-Universität Erlangen, 1925. First published work of the composer and music theorist Jakob Schonberg (1900-1956); “Born in the Bavarian city of Fürth, Bavaria in 1900, he learned cantorial traditions from his father, a lay cantor. He studied in Jewish and secular schools, and went on to pursue degrees at the Technical University in Darmstadt and the University of Berlin. In 1925 he completed a doctorate thesis on 'Traditional Songs of Jewish Worship in Germany' at the University of Erlangen. In this dissertation, he pointed out the pentatonic foundations of biblical cantillation, making him the first scholar to study German Jewish synagogue music and observe its links to Middle Eastern musical traditions. He went on to become the first musicologist in Germany to systematically study the new Jewish folk music of Palestine. Schönberg’s academic research fed directly into his artistic style. As a composer, he began to compose in an overtly Jewish national style. His works, in which elements of Palestinian Jewish folklore were incorporated, were regarded in Germany in the 1930s as the first successful examples of a modern school of Jewish art music. Beyond composition, Schönberg also performed as a pianist widely and worked as a radio consultant and film scorer. After 1935 he became the chief music critic of the Berlin Zionist newspaper, the Jüdische Rundschau. After the Nazis rose to power Schönberg lost all of his professional positions. He turned more exclusively to composition and a quest for a new sound to match the Jewish national rebirth taking place in Europe and Palestine. His musical anthology, 'Schirej Eretz Israel' (Songs from the Land of Israel) was published in 1935 in Berlin and achieved widespread popularity. ” - Pro Musica Hebraica. Subjects: Synagogue music - History and criticism. Joden. Muziek. Synagogale muziek. Synagogue music. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Wraps previously reinforced with tape; title page loose; pages somewhat fragile, with edge wear. Previous owners name on title page. Otherwise clean. Fair condition. (GER-44-16) (ID #33749) $50.00.
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  477. Gutzkow, Karl. KÖNIG SAUL. TRAUERSPIEL IN FÜNF AUFZÜGEN. Hamburg; Hoffmann Und Campe, 1839. Original paper wraps. 12mo. 162 pages. 16 cm. First edition. In German. “King Saul. A Tragic-Drama in Five Acts. ” One of the first plays by Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow 1811-1878, Jewish-born dramatist and novelist, Young Hegelian, leading 'member of the "Young Germany" movement, Young Hegelian, and author of the popular play Uriel Acosta (1847), (after its translation one of the most famous and popular plays of the Yiddish theatre as well). He turned to theatre after the German Federal Assembly banned his works (as well as Heine’s) in 1835. Subjects: Drama (German). Karl Gutzkow. OCLC lists 15 copies. Foxing throughout, edge wear to pages, light pencil underlining on a few pages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (KH-1-11) (ID #32077) $100.00.
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  479. Achad-Haam (Ahad Haam). translated by Israel Friedlander & Harry Torczyner. AM SCHEIDEWEGE. Two volume set. Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1913-1916. 2nd Revised Edition. Cloth, Light sunning to spine, light foxing; otherwise Very Good Condition; 8vo; 271, 255 pages; Complete in 2 volumes. In German. Translation of Al parashat derakhim. At the Crossroads. Collection of Haam's essays on jewish identity, polemics with Herzl, and the need for a cultural and spiritual renewel of judaism. Attractively printed and bound. (GER-42-36) (ID #8373) $100.00.
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  481. Delitzsch, Franz. ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JUDISCHEN POESIE VOM ABSCHLUSS DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFTEN ALTEN BUNDES BIS AUF DIE NEUESTE ZEIT. Leipzig, K. Tauchnitz, 1836. Hardcover, 8vo, xxiv, 224 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Includes bibliographical references. Delitzsch (1813–1890), was a “German Protestant theologian, Bible and Judaica scholar. Inspired by Julius Fuerst to devote himself to the study of Judaism, he was appointed professor of theology at the university of his native Leipzig in 1844. Later he taught at Rostock, Erlangen, and again in Leipzig. Though Delitzsch was a devoted Christian and the most significant figure of the Lutheran “Mission to the Jews, ” believing in the supremacy of the New Testament over the Old, he maintained an extraordinary understanding of, and affection for, Judaism. Well versed in Hebrew and in Semitic languages, as well as in the Talmud and in medieval Jewish literature, Delitzsch was in close touch with the leading Jewish scholars of his time. As a devout Christian, he proselytized among the Jews, wrote several pamphlets for that purpose, and made a new translation of the New Testament into Hebrew (1877, 190112; supposedly with the assistance of A. H. Weiss) ” (Breuer in EJ 2007). Bumped cover corners. Light staining to some pages. Otherwise very good condition. (Heb-15-1) (ID #25820) $195.00.
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  483. Graetz, Heinrich. LEKET SHOSHANIM: KOLEL SHIRE SEFAT EVER MI-YEMOT HA-TALMUD AD DOR IMANUEL ROMI = BLUMENLESE NEUHEBRA¨ISCHER DICHTUNGEN, GESCHICHTLICHEN UND LITERATURHISTORISCHEN INHALTS VOM ZWEITEN BIS ZUM DREIZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT. Breslau; H. Skutsch, 1862. Original cloth. 16mo. 156, XIII pages. 16 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with introduction in German. A collection of Hebrew Poems collected by Heinrich Graetz, the “German historian and exegete; born Oct. 31, 1817, at Xions, province of Posen; died at Munich Sept. 7, 1891. … To supplement his lectures on Jewish literature he published an anthology of Neo-Hebraic poetry under the title ‘Leket Shoshannim’ (Breslau, 1862), in which he committed the mistake of reading the verses of a poem horizontally instead of vertically, which mistake Geiger mercilessly criticized (‘Jüd. Zeit. ’ i. 68-75). ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Bound in original green cloth and boards, with gilt title on spine. Previous owners signature on endpage (A. S. Isaacs). Subjects: Hebrew poetry, Medieval. Light rubbing to extremities of boards, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-36-58) (ID #32146) $150.00.
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  485. Heine, Heinrich. HA-NESIAH BE-HARE HARTS [HEINE - DIE HARZREISE – IN HEBREW]. Varshah; A. Y. Shtibl, 1920. Original cloth. 8vo. 84 pages. 22 cm. First Hebrew edition. Translation of ‘Die Harzreise’ (Harz Travels). Translated into Hebrew by David Shimoni (David Shimonovitch, an important Hebrew poet). Printed at the famous Stybel Publishing house in Warsaw, founded in 1917, which greatly advanced Hebrew book publication through the systematic translation of some of the world's best literature by leading Hebrew writers, and also published a literary quarterly, Ha-Tekufah. The translator, Shimoni, published cycles of his poems and his translations of Tolstoy, Lermontov, Pushkin, and Heine appeared in the first volumes of Ha-Tekufah. Heinrich Heine’s ‘The Harz Journey’, a prose travel work (first published 1826 in Reisebilder; Erster Teil), an account composed on his return from his trip through the Harz mountains in late 1824; a year before Heine formally converted to Protestantism. Our copy contains the bookstamp of Sociedad Hebraica Argentina, 1940. Subjects: Harz Mountains (Germany) - Description and travel. Heinrich Heine – Translations into Hebrew. Die Harzreise – Translations into Hebrew. OCLC lists 26 copies. Light foxing throughout, hinge and first page previously repaired with tape, overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (SPEC-36-64) (ID #32152) $100.00.
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  487. Kafka, Franz; Heinz Politzer. VOR DEM GESETZ. Berlin; Schocken Verlag, 1934. Original Boards. 8vo. 80 pages. 20 cm. First Schocken edition. In German. "Before the Law" ("Vor dem Gesetz") is a parable contained in the novel The Trial (German: Der Prozess), by Franz Kafka. "Before the Law" was published in Kafka's lifetime, first in the New Year's edition 1915 of the independent Jewish weekly Selbstwehr, then in 1919 as part of the collection Ein Landarzt (A Country Doctor). "Dieser Band ist von Heinz Politzer aus den Schriften Franz Kafkas zusammengestellt. " - T. P. Verso Published in the series: Bücherei des Schocken Verlags, 19. Subjects: Kafka – German literature. Light soiling to boards, with edge wear at top, minor chpping to backstrip; internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-43-32) (ID #33620) $30.00.
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  489. Venetianer, Lajos. ASAF JUDAEUS, DER AELTESTE MEDIZINISCHE SCHRIFTSTELLER IN HEBRAEISCHER SPRACHE [3 VOLUMES IN ONE]. Budapest; Alkalay, 1915-1917. Later Cloth. 8vo. [194] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'Asaf Judaeus, the oldest medical writer in the Hebrew language'. A landmark study on the Sefer Asaf, the earliest known Hebrew work on medicine, “extant in 16 manuscripts, some complete; it constitutes a source of information on ancient customs and Jewish medical ethics as well as of ancient Jewish remedies and Hebrew, Aramaic, Persian, Latin, and Greek medical terminology. Excerpts from Greek medical books, some of which have been lost and are not known from any other sources, appear in Hebrew in this book. The most complete manuscripts are in Munich, Oxford, Brit. Museum London, Florence, and Paris. The book was not written by Asaph himself, but by his disciples. They mention, as teachers, R. Johanan b. Zavda and R. Judah ha-Yarhoni, as well as Asaph. Some sections of the book are very old, though others were written or translated from other languages as late as the seventh until the tenth century. The antiquity of the work is apparent from its style, similar to that of the older Midrashim, from its use of Persian (rather than Arabic) synonyms, and from the mention of weights current in Palestine during the talmudic period. ” - EJ 2008. Collection of the three parts of Asaf Judaeus published in the periodical: Jahresbericht der Franz-Josef-Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest; this collection spans the issues 38-40. Other material from the Jahresbericht is contained in the collection (namely, the annual report of the Franz Josef Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest for the years 1915-17); however, this bound collection of the Jahresbericht is specifically of Asaf Judaeus. Written by Lajos Venetianer (1867–1922), “Hungarian rabbi and historian … He edited the publications of the first Jewish medical writers in linguistic and medical-historical respects: Asaf Judaeus (1–3, 1915–17), a work of pioneering importance despite the sharp criticism that Immanuel Loew leveled against it. ” - EJ 2008. An edition was also published in Strassburg, 1916-1917. Subjects: Jews - Medicine. Asaph ben Berechiah. Later cloth loose; title page of issue 38 loose and edges brittle; later blank endpages are loose and brittle; internal paper with text is clean and fresh. Good - condition. (GER-43-25A) (ID #33613) $250.00.
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  491. Rongy, A. J. (Abraham Jacob). THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE GERMAN JEW TO MEDICINE. New York City; American Jewish Congress, 1933. Original paper wraps. 8vo. 8 pages. 23 cm. Short outline of Jewish physicians from the 14 century to the present, details of contemporary physicians and scholars in the medical field, including nobel prize winners, and the barbarous treatment that German-Jewish physicians are being subjected to under the Hitler regime. “A comparative study of contributions made by Jewish physicians in Germany and how German Jewish physicians are being treated under the Hitler regime, is the subject of a volume entitled ‘The Contribution of the German Jew to Medicine, ’ written by Dr. A. J. Rongy, gynecologist. The American Jewish Congress published the book. ” ("Reich Jews’ Contribution to Medicine Told by Dr. Rongy. " Jewish Telegraphic Agency 13 Nov 1933.) Subjects: Jewish physicians - Germany. Jews, German. Medicine - Germany - History. OCLC lists ten copies worldwide. Light wear to edges, previously folded, with light discoloration on upper most portion of cover; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (LB-5-41) (ID #30760) $75.00.
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  493. Venetianer, Lajos. ASAF JUDAEUS, DER AELTESTE MEDIZINISCHE SCHRIFTSTELLER IN HEBRAEISCHER SPRACHE [3 VOLUMES IN ONE]. Budapest; Alkalay, 1915-1917. Later Cloth. 8vo. [194] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'Asaf Judaeus, the oldest medical writer in the Hebrew language'. A landmark study on the Sefer Asaf, the earliest known Hebrew work on medicine, “extant in 16 manuscripts, some complete; it constitutes a source of information on ancient customs and Jewish medical ethics as well as of ancient Jewish remedies and Hebrew, Aramaic, Persian, Latin, and Greek medical terminology. Excerpts from Greek medical books, some of which have been lost and are not known from any other sources, appear in Hebrew in this book. The most complete manuscripts are in Munich, Oxford, Brit. Museum London, Florence, and Paris. The book was not written by Asaph himself, but by his disciples. They mention, as teachers, R. Johanan b. Zavda and R. Judah ha-Yarhoni, as well as Asaph. Some sections of the book are very old, though others were written or translated from other languages as late as the seventh until the tenth century. The antiquity of the work is apparent from its style, similar to that of the older Midrashim, from its use of Persian (rather than Arabic) synonyms, and from the mention of weights current in Palestine during the talmudic period. ” - EJ 2008. Collection of the three parts of Asaf Judaeus published in the periodical: Jahresbericht der Franz-Josef-Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest; this collection spans the issues 38-40. Other material from the Jahresbericht is contained in the collection (namely, the annual report of the Franz Josef Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest for the years 1915-17); however, this bound collection of the Jahresbericht is specifically of Asaf Judaeus. Written by Lajos Venetianer (1867–1922), “Hungarian rabbi and historian … He edited the publications of the first Jewish medical writers in linguistic and medical-historical respects: Asaf Judaeus (1–3, 1915–17), a work of pioneering importance despite the sharp criticism that Immanuel Loew leveled against it. ” - EJ 2008. A more commonly found edition was also published in Strassburg, 1916-1917. Subjects: Jews - Medicine. Asaph ben Berechiah. Light soiling throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (GER-43-25) (ID #33612) $275.00.
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  495. . LEHRBUCH DER ISRAELITISCHEN RELIGION. Stuttgart; Hallberger, 1837. Clothbound. 12mo. XXIV, 190 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. With gilt lettering on spine listing the title, place of publication and date published. Full title: “Lehrbuch der Israelitischen Religion, zum Gebrauche der Synagogen und israelitischen Schulen im Königreich Württemberg: auf Veranstaltung der Königl, ” which translates as “Textbook of Israelite Religion, for the use of Synagogues and Israelite schools in the Kingdom of Württemberg: of the Royal Meeting. ” This textbook, a reform work printed in German, is the product of an interesting time, when the Jews of Wurttemberg and Stuttgart had recently been near emancipated from most feudal restrictions and had obtained civil equality in Wurttemberg on April 25, 1828, with a central Jewish executive created in Stuttgart in 1831 that functioned under governmental supervision. Sermons printed in German by orthodox rabbis for a small community in a town of mostly liberal and secular Jews, under the auspice of the authority of the Kingdom. Subjects: Judaism - Study and teaching. Jews - Education - Germany. Jüdische Erziehung. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Later cloth binding in near fine condition. Pages lightly foxed, clean. Very good + condition. (DREYFUS-5-1) (ID #28587) $150.00.
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  497. Berliner, Cora. DIE ORGANISATION DER JÜDISCHEN JUGEND IN DEUTSCHLAND; EIN BEITRAG ZUR SYSTEMATIK DER JUGENDPFLEGE UND JUGENDBEWEGUNG. Berlin; Verband Der Jüdischen Jugendvereine Deutschlands, 1916. Original Wraps. 8vo. 67, [1] pages. 23 cm. Edition. In German. 'The Organization of Jewish Youth in Germany: a contribution to the classification of youth care and the youth movement'. Written as a dissertation at Heidelberg. Cora Berliner (1890-1942) “was an economist and social scientist who held leadership positions in several major Jewish organizations in Germany between 1910 and 1942. From 1912 to 1914, she was the secretary of the Association of Jewish Youth Organizations in Germany (Verband der Jüdischen Jugendvereine Deutschlands—VJJD), and from 1922 to 1924 she headed the organization. During her term of office, she consistently advocated for the rights of Jewish girls. As the Nazis came to power she was active in the League of Jewish Women (Jüdischer Frauenbund, JFB). Beginning in September, 1933 she held an important position in the Reich Representation of German Jews (Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden). One of her biographers even surmised that she was temporarily the secretary of this organization. Subjects: Jews - Germany - History. Youth - Germany - Societies, etc. Jews. Youth - Societies, etc. OCLC lists 22 copies. Previous owners signature on title page; light soiling and edge wear to wraps, rear wrap loose, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (GER-44-31) (ID #33766) $100.00.
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  499. Deutschländer, Leo. BAJS JAKOB: SEIN WESEN UND WERDEN. Wien, Keren Hathora-Zentrale, 1928. Original Wraps. 12mo. 56, [5] pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. With five pages of photographs. Important early publication detailing the work and activities of the Beth Jacob Schools, a network of religious schools for girls organized in Poland in the post-World War I era with the aid of Agudat Israel. Contains a programmatic statement on the role and mission of the Beth Jacob Schools by Judith Rosenbaum; introduction by Leo Deutschlaender (1885-1935), later head of the Beth Jacob Teachers Training College for women in Cracow. “The first school was founded in Cracow in 1917 by Sara Schnirer. The school in Cracow had an enrollment of only 30 pupils, but the success of this early venture in imparting religious Jewish studies, some secular learning, and vocational training led to the formation of a large number of schools in a number of countries. By 1929 there were 147 such schools in Poland, and 20 schools in Lithuania, Latvia, and Austria. The Beth Jacob school system included teachers' training institutes founded in 1931 and post-graduate courses (1933). ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Jews - Education - Europe. Jewish women - Education. OCLC lists 17 copies. Light wear to wraps, previous owners name in pencil on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-44-29) (ID #33764) $100.00.
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  501. Grossmann, Ignaz. ASARAH NISYONOT = DIE ZEHN PROBEN ABRAHAM'S ZUM NUTZEN DER JUGEND. Warasdin; Buchdruckerei Von Platzer & Sohn, 1871. Later Cloth. 8vo. 92 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. 'The Ten Excruciating Trials of Abraham, for the Benefit of the Youth. ' German religious poems about the trials of Abraham; contains a postscript on Maimonides. Ccontains 441 numbered stanzas. Published in Warasdin (Varasd; Warasdin; Varàždin) in Northern Croatia. Ignaz Grossmann was an “American rabbi; born at Trencsen, Hungary, July 30, 1825; died March 18, 1897, in New York city. He received his education at the yeshibah of Presburg, and in 1863 was called as rabbi to Koritschan, Moravia, which position he in 1866 changed for that at Warasdin, Croatia. In 1873 he was called to Brooklyn, N. Y, where he officiated in the Congregation Beth Elohim, and later in the Congregation B'nai Abraham. He wrote: 'Drei Predigten, ' Warasdin, 1868; 'Die Sprache der Wahrheit, ' ib. 1870; 'Mikraot Ketannot, ' Cincinnati, 1892. The last work is a presentation of the 613 commandments with their Biblical bases, their rabbinical definitions, and their moral lessons. He also contributed very frequently to 'Deborah. '” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Jewish religious poetry, German. Abraham (Biblical patriarch). - In literature. OCLC lists one copy (Harvard). Scarce. Later cloth loose, endpages aged; internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. Very scarce. (GER-43-46) (ID #33634) $150.00.
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  503. Johlson, Joseph. ALUME YOSEF: UNTERRICHT IN DER MOSAISCHEN RELIGION: FÜR DIE ISRAELITISCHE JUGEND BEYDERLEY GESCHLECHTS, MIT FRAGEN UND ANTWORTEN: NEBST EINEM ANHANGE VON DER CEREMONIALGESETZEN UND GEBRÄUCHEN. Wien; A. Schmid, 1824. Later Boards. 8vo. 244 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. 'The Sheaves of Joseph: Teaching of the Mosaic Faith for the Israelite youth of both sexes, with questions and answers. ' Joseph Johlson (Asher ben Joseph Fulda) was a “German Bible translator and writer on educational topics; born in 1777 at Fulda; died at Frankfort-on-the-Main June 13, 1851. He was sometimes called 'Fulda, ' after his native place, where his father was acting rabbi. In 1813 he was called to Frankfort as teacher at the Philanthropin, the recently founded Jewish school. He introduced systematic religious instruction, and in 1814, devotional exercises in connection with the school. He published the Twelve Minor Prophets, Carlsruhe, 1827, and 'Die Heiligen Schriften der Israeliten: Nach dem Masoretischen Texte Wortgetreu Uebersetzt' (Genesis to Kings, 1831-36). Johlson's chief work was 'Alume Yosef, ' an elementary book for Jewish schools, consisting of: (a) 'Shoroshe ha-Dat, ' lessons in the Mosaic religion, 1814 (4th ed. 1840); (b) 'Shire Yeshurun, ' Hebrew hymn-book, 1816 (4th ed, containing 600 hymns, 1840); (c) 'Toledot Abot, ' a chronologically arranged Bible history, 1820 (2d ed, 1839). He wrote also: 'Yesod ha-Lashon, ' a Hebrew grammar for schools (1833); 'Erek Millin, ' a Biblical Hebrew dictionary, with the corresponding synonyms, 1840; and, under the pen-name 'Bar Amittai, ' 'Ueber die Beschneidung in Historischer und Dogmatischer Hinsicht' (1843). Several letters addressed by him to L. Zunz have been published by S. Maybaum in the twelfth report of the 'Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums in Berlin. ' - 1906 JE. Printed on rag paper. Subjects: Judaism - Study and teaching. Textbooks. Jews - Law. Jews - Social life and customs. OCLC lists 7 copies. Original marbled boards rebacked in archival tape cloth. Institutional stamps on front and verso of title page and on endpages and outer edges; light foxing throughout, overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (GER-44-45) (ID #33780) $90.00.
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  505. Rosenfelder, Sally. MERKBUCH: FUER DEN ISRAELITISCHEN RELIGIONSUNTERRICHT. Ladenburg, Self Published, 1925. Cloth, 12mo, 63 pages. Original boards with linen. Gothic lettering on cover. In German and Hebrew. Pedagogical volume for Jewish children, containing lessons in Hebrew and religious custom. Published and compiled by Sally Rosenfeld (1882-1969), who was a teacher at the Ladenburg Jewish school from 1910 to 1939, and served as a Cantor and Shochet as well for the community. The Ladenburg synagogue, the jewish community center, and the home of Sally Rosenfeld were completely demolished during the pogroms of 1938. Sally emigrated with his family in 1940 to Britain and then the United States. Light wear to boards, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (GER-42-29) Very Good Condition. (ID #4901) $50.00.
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  507. Ster, Juda. DIE TALMUDISCHE PÄDAGOGIK ALS WEGWEISER: FÜR SCHULE UND HAUS IM LICHTE DER GEGENWART DARGESTELLT. Breslau, Selbstverlag Des Verfassers, 1915. Original Cloth. 8vo. IV, 402 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. 'Talmudic Education as a Guide: for the Contemporary School and Home. ' Self published by the author. Subjects: Jews - Education. Talmud. Talmud - Study and teaching. Jewish religious schools. Cloth lightly rubbed, minor soiling to title page, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-24) (ID #33611) $30.00.
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    ANTISEMITISM AND THE JEWISH QUESTION

     

     

  509. Dembo, J. A. DAS SCHÄCHTEN IM VERGLEICH MIT ANDEREN SCHLACHTMETHODEN. Leipzig: H. Roskoschny, 1894. 8vo. 116 pages. In German. Illustrated with tables and engravings. Bibliographical citations; summary. Dembo was a Russian physician; this work was written in response to attempts in Switzerland and Germany to prevent slaughtering according Jewish ritual on the grounds that it caused more pain and suffering than other methods. Dembo did a comparative study, obtained agreement from other members of the scientific community, and made his results available to interested governments. (JE) SUBJECT(S): Slaughtering and slaughter-houses. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Lacks front wrapper and most of backstrip. "Vom Verfasser" ("from the editor") stamped on title page. Age darkened; damp stain on lower edge of first couple of leaves. One-inch tear on title page; 2-inch tear on back wrapper. Interior in very good condition. (GER-1-32) (ID #16458) $100.00.
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  511. Geitel, G. A. GESUCH DER BEKENNER DES JUDISCHEN GLAUBENS IM HERZOGTHUM BRAUNSCHWEIG AN SE. HOCHFURSTLICHE DURCHLAUCHT DEN REGIERENDEN HERRN HERZOG WILHELM VON BRAUNSCHWEIG-LUNEBURG, UM GNADIGSTE VERLEIHUNG VOLLER BÜRGERLICHEN RECHTE. Braunschweig, Gedruckt Bei F. Vieweg Und Sohn, 1831. Hardcover, 8vo, iv, 113 pages, table, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Emancipation -- Germany -- Braunschweig (State). OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide, but only 3 in the US (UCLA, NYPL. HUC). Bumped corners. Light staining to pages. Wear to binding. Good condition. Important work. (Spec-8-6) (ID #25471) $225.00.
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  513. Hoffmann, Moses. JUDENTUM UND KAPITALISMUS; EINE KRITISCHE WÜRDIGUNG VON WERNER SOMBARTS "DIE JUDEN UND DAS WIRTSCHAFTSLEBEN.". Berlin; H. Itzkowski, 1912. Original Wraps. 8vo. [4], 192 pages. 23 cm. First edition. 'Judaism and Capitalism: A Critical Assessment of Werner Sombarts 'The Jews and Modern Capitalism. ' A condensed critique and response of Sombart's work, which originally appeared in the Judische Press in 1911 over the course of thirty serialized responses. Rabbi Hoffmann both expands upon Sombart's theses which he accepts as correct (the Jews as pariahs in the feudal order; important in trade and advertising); while pointing out falsities of other positions (Sombart's incorrect claim that Jews invented bills of exchange). Hoffmann also discusses present day Jewish agricultural work in Palestine, state and class strata at the time of writing of the Hebrew bible and the New Testament (comparing various theocratic dicta on wealth), and the fundamental structure of modern capitalism (production). Subjects: Jews - Politics and government. Jews - Social conditions. Economic history. Sombart, Werner, 1863-1941. Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben. Rear wrap replaced. Minor chipping to front wrap; internally clean and fresh. Otherwise condition. (GER-44-32) (ID #33767) $30.00.
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  515. Mosse, George L. ANATOMY OF A STEREOTYPE. [New German Critique - Offprint], 1987. Original Wraps. 8vo. [163-168] (ie. 6) pages. 25 cm. Offprint. “Anatomy of a Stereotype, ” in New German Critique, 42, Fall 1987. Review by George Mosse of 'Difference and Pathology: Stereotypes of Sexuality, Race, and Madness' by Sander L. Gilman and 'Jewish Self-Hatred: Anti-Semitism and the Hidden Language of the Jews' by Sander L. Gilman. A short but concise review by Mosse concerning stereotypes and the latency of discrimination in society; on 'the medicalization of Jews' in Germany, German-Jewish consciousness, Yiddish, and the position of Jewishness in German stereotypes; also reviews as well Gilman's earlier work on insanity (Seeing the Insane) and iconography of insanity. With reference to early twentieth century German barracks language and anti-semitic motifs. Subjects: German-Jewish relations – stereotypes – discrimination. Anti-semitism. Anatomy – Gestures – Stereotypes. Very good condition. (MOSS-1-10) (ID #32662) $20.00.
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  517. Perles, Felix. BOUSSET'S RELIGION DES JUDENTUMS: IM NEUTESTAMENTLICHEN ZEITALTER KRITISCH UNTERSUCHT. Berlin; W. Peiser, 1903. Original Cloth. 8vo. VI, 133 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'Bousset's Religion of Judaism: critically examined from the New Testament Period. ' A critique of the Protestant theologian Wilhelm Bousset's 'Religion des Judentums', also published in 1903. Felix Perles (1874–1933), “rabbi and scholar. Felix was drawn into the Zionist movement in Vienna and in 1899 he became rabbi at Koenigsberg. Felix Perles had wide scholarly interests: Bible criticism, Hebrew and Aramaic lexicography, apocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature, medieval Hebrew poetry, liturgy, Jewish dialects, and abbreviations. His best-known works are his critique of W. Bousset's Religion des Judentums im neutestamentlichen Zeitalter (1903), and the collection of essays, Juedische Skizzen (1912, 1920). ” - 2008 EJ. Attractively bound in period cloth with original wraps pasted on top. Subjects: Judaism - History. Die Religion des Judentums im neutestamentlichen Zeitalter (Bousset). Christentum. Judentum. Bousset, Wilhelm, 1865-1920. Religion des Judentums im neutestamentlichen Zeitalter. Dedication inscription on title page, light pencil marks on some pages, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (GER-43-36) (ID #33624) $30.00.
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  519. Rieger, Paul. VOM HEIMATSRECHT DER DEUTSCHEN JUDEN. Berlin; Philo Verlag, 1924. Original Wraps. 8vo. 31 pages. 24 cm. Third edition. In German. 'On the Rights of Citizenship of German Jews. ' A general history of German state law concerning German-Jewish subjects. Written by Paul Rieger (1870–1939), a “German rabbi, scholar, and historian. Rieger, who was born in Dresden, served as rabbi to the Reform congregations at Potsdam (1896–1902), Hamburg (1902–19), Brunswick, and Stuttgart (1922–39) where he died. He published works on the terminology and technology of handicrafts in the Mishnah, Versuch einer Technologie und Terminologie der Handwerke in der Mischnah (1894), and on various aspects of contemporary German-Jewish history. His major work was his participation, in collaboration with his friend Hermann Vogelstein, in a massive work on the history of the Jews in Rome (Geschichte der Juden in Rom), as the result of a prize competition sponsored by the Moritz Rapoport Foundation in Vienna in 1890.” - 2008 EJ. In the series: Das Licht, Heft 4. First published 1921 (second edition 1922) all by Philo Verlag. Subjects: Jews - Germany - History. Germany – Law – Jewish Communities. Heimatrecht. OCLC lists 19 copies of this edition. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (GER-43-37) (ID #33625) $30.00.
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  521. Sombart, Werner. DIE ZUKUNFT DER JUDEN. Leipzig; Duncker & Humblot, 1912. Original Wraps. 8vo. 91 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Future of the Jews. ' A controversial work on the economic position of diaspora Jewry. Werner Sombart (1863–1941), “German political economist and sociologist. Born in Ermsleben, Sombart acquired a reputation through his work Der Moderne Kapitalismus (2 vols, 1902, 1916) in which he traced the development of capitalism from the late Middle Ages. In 1917 he was appointed professor of political economy at the University of Berlin. He wrote two works on capitalism and the Jews: Die Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben (1911; The Jews and Modern Capitalism, 1913, 1951), and Die Zukunft der Juden (1912) which aroused considerable controversy. In Sombart's view, the Jews were the principal cause of the disruption of the medieval economic system and its replacement by capitalism. The Jews, he held, were foreigners and came up against the hostility of the guilds which controlled the commerce of the medieval cities. Consequently they sought to break away from the restrictive economic framework of city life and, by doing so, became the pioneers of international trade. In this way they helped to lay the foundation of the capitalist system. Sombart maintained that the Jewish intellect, 'concrete, stubborn, and systematic, ' was ideally suited to fostering a capitalist economy: 'When Israel appears upon the face of Europe, the place where it appears comes to life; and when it departs, everything which had previously flourished withers away. ' Such statements made for the ambivalent reception of Sombart's work among Jews at the time. Thus, while liberal Jews strongly criticized Sombart as an antisemite, others, particularly in the Zionist camp, praised him as a nonpartisan researcher and held up his theses as evidence of Jewish perseverance and as acknowledgement of the special contribution of the Jews. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Civilization - Jewish influences. Jews - Germany - Social conditions. Civilization - Jewish influences. Ethnic relations. Jews - Social conditions. Germany - Ethnic relations. Wraps bumped, slightly torn along backstrip, light soiling to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-41) (ID #33629) $30.00.
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  523. Stern, H. ANGRIFF UND ABWEHR, EIN HANDBUCH DER JUDENFRAGE. Berlin; Philo Verlag, 1924. Original Cloth. 12mo. 194 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. 'Attack and Defense; A Handbook on the Jewish Question. ' Details the history of Jewish emancipation in Germany, the patriotism of German Jews, analyses and refutes German anti-semitism. Written by Heinemann Stern (1878-1958), teacher and the headmaster of the Jewish middle school in Berlin from 1920 until 1938; he attended the Jewish Teachers Seminary in Hannover; emigrated to Brazil in 1940. A second expanded edition of this work was also issued in 1924 by Philo Verlag. Subjects: Jewish question. Antisemitismus. OCLC lists 12 copies of the first edition. Pages lightly aged; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-38) (ID #33626) $45.00.
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  525. Wiener, Max. JÜDISCHE RELIGION IM ZEITALTER DER EMANZIPATION. Berlin, Philo Verlag, 1933. Original Wraps. 8vo. 278 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Jewish Religion in the Age of Emancipation. ' Wiener “was critical of 19th-century Reform (Juedische Religion im Zeitalter der Emanzipation, 1933 – a standard work) and took a position sympathetic to Zionism and the historical character of Judaism and the Jewish people” - EJ 2008. Max Wiener (1882–1950), “Reform rabbi, author, and theologian. Born in Oppeln (Germany), he studied at the University of Berlin, where he received his Ph. D. In 1906, and at the Juedisch-theologisches Seminar in Breslau and the Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin. He was ordained there in 1908. Wiener served the congregations in Duesseldorf, where he was assistant to Rabbi Leo Baeck (1909–12), and then as rabbi in Stettin. He was a chaplain in France with the German Army during World War I. In 1926 he moved to Berlin where he was a communal rabbi for the liberal congregations. He succeeded Julius Guttmann at the Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. He was active as a member of the national board of directors of the Juedischer Kulturverband, which was constituted to give work to unemployed Jewish artists and musicians by having them perform in concerts and theatrical performances, as well as lectures for the Jewish community. He was one of the great scholars saved by the Hebrew Union College and its visionary president Julius Morgenstein, and brought to the United States, literally plucked from the fire. Together with other scholars, including Abraham Joshua Heschel, he was invited to HUC, where he became a member of the faculty and a congregational rabbi in Fairmont West, Virginia. He later moved to Congregation Habonim in New York, which was a synagogue in Washington Heights composed of German Jewish refugees” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Judaism - History - Modern period, 1750- Haskala. Judenemanzipation. Light soiling to edges of wraps, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (GER-43-42) (ID #33630) $30.00.
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  527. [Zionist Tract Praises Hitler] Ben Elieser, Gedalja. JÜDISCHES VOLK ANTWORTE!. Wien; H. Glanz, 1937. Original Cloth. 8vo. 333 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. Nazi-era imprint. 'Jewish People, Answer! ' Subtitled: “Necessities, Paths, and Goals of Nationalist Zionism. Dedicated to the Jewish Youth, Josef Trumpeldor, and all Jewish Martyrs. ” Ben Elieser outlines the need for a Nationalist Zionism; this volume, along with the general Betar line of the late 1930's, is notorious for its argument that Hitler had done a great service in combating Jewish assimilation; Ben Eliezer goes so far as to name Hitler the 'scourge of God' and 'sent by God … to save us from degeneration'. Subjects: Autobiographies. Sionisme - Récits personnels. Antisémitisme - Récits personnels. Juifs - Palestine - 1882-1948 - Récits personnels. Palestine - 1920 (Révoltes arabes) - Récits personnels. OCLC lists 5 copies (JTSA, Univ Nanterre, HUC, Natl Libr Israel, Univ Amsterdam). Scarce. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-2) (ID #33735) $425.00.
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  529. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. [BROCHURE] THE WINDOW OF HOPE. New York; Joint Distribution Committee, 1936. Original paper wrappers. [4] pages. 31 cm. Printed in black and red ink on blue paper. Four page brochure listing the plight of German Jews and asking for aid and relief funds. This brochure soliciting relief details the present social, political, and economic oppression and dire circumstances of German Jews, with mention of how and where relief shall be attended to (listings of relief organizations in various countries in Europe). Also mentioned is the present situation that one million jews in Poland face starvation, and lists other central and eastern European countries where Jewish communities need aid. Also mentions work of the Agro-Joint of the JDC in assisting Jewish farming collectives in Russia, as well as work in Palestine. Front cover illustration depicts a woman and young boy in a jail cell reaching for “The Window of Hope”, which is a flip window card revealing the words “JDC” beneath; includes the following text on front page: “You can open the window and the door of hope; in Germany, in Poland, in Eastern Europe – in Refugee Countries, including Palestine: Behind the grim walls of race persecution, of want and terror, millions of our fellow men, women and children wait for deliverance. In your hands is a key than can unlock the door to freedom and send thousands to life and to hope. Will you use this key?” Subjects: Relief funds, Jewish - Germany. Jews - Germany. Fold lines, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (LB-5-25) (ID #30755) $200.00.
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  531. Caplin, Aron; World Ort Union. ORT: THE STORY OF ITS CONSTRUCTIVE RELIEF WORK FOR JEWS IN GERMANY AND EASTERN EUROPE. New York; Peoples ORT Federation, [1933]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 20 cm. First edition. With seven illustrations. Contains the outline of ORT's work from 1930 until 1933, with prefatory essay entitled: ORT – Constructive Relief, by Aron Caplin; essay describes the beginnings of ORT, it's work since the first world war, and its recent work in Eastern and Central Europe, with references to German Jewish Refugees and the victimizing of Jews under Hitler. Remainder of publications contains illustrations and detailed descriptions of the types and quantitative growth of industrial training and assistance in Russia (Artels, Colonies, Machines sent from America, Professional Training), Poland (Vilna Technicum, Trade Schools, Courses offered in Lodz, Agricultural Cooperative Work), Lithuania and Rumania, the ORT and Germany (constructive relief, trade courses in Berlin, ORT's 'intensive plan for colonization of Jewish Refugees in Southern France'). The illustrations for the ORT in Germany depict 'a group of former German-Jewish Businessmen, declassed by the Nazi Regime, receiving instruction in metal work in the ORT Trade Courses for Machinists in Berlin', and 'former Jewish Lawyers and Doctors, ousted from their profession by the Nazi regime, receiving instruction in the ORT Trade Course for Automobile Mechanics in Berlin'. Last page contains board members of ORT branches in America, British Empire, France, and Germany. Subjects: World ORT Union. Industries and mechanic arts – Russia. Industries and mechanic arts – Berlin. German-Jewish Refugees – World ORT Union – Assistance. ORT. OCLC lists two copies (YIVO, Univ Wisconsin). Light wear to wraps, light soiling to rear wrap, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (HOLO2-113-17) (ID #33124) $125.00.
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  533. Jüdischen Kulturbünde In Deutschland; Herbert Friedenthal. MITTEILUNGEN DES REICHSVERBANDES DER JÜDISCHEN KULTURBÜNDE IN DEUTSCHLAND [NR 10]. Berlin; Jüdischen Kulturbünde In Deutschland, 1938. Original Wraps. 4to. 10 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In German. Issue 10, May 1938. Nazi-era imprint. 'Announcements of the Culture-League of German Jews'. Printed on poor quality paper, single sided mimeographed typewritten pages. Contains reports on the Kulturbund activities (plays and films shown; including 'Idl mit'n Fidl' [Yidl mitn fidl; inacurrately reported in this announcement as the first yiddish film]) by Walter Abelsdorff; Tendencies of the Lecture Series; A Word with the Composer (Erich Katz); artist portraits (biographies of Lotte Schwarz-Rosenbaum, Paul Schwarz, Lily Schlesinger, Ernst Drucker). Edited by Herbert Friedenthal (later Freeden; 1909-2003), who worked as an administrator and play adaptator for the Berlin association of the Kulturbund; he emigrated to England in 1939; later wrote works on the history of the Jewish Press and Jewish Theater under the Nazi regime. The Jüdischer Kulturbund (Jewish Culture League), originally called the Kulturbund Deutscher Juden, was a performing arts ensemble by and for Jews, created in Berlin in collaboration with the National Socialist regime. From 1933 to 1941, the League was the most significant site in Nazi Germany that still allowed, and, paradoxically, even encouraged Jews to participate in music as well as theater. Based on institutional holdings fourteen issues of the Mitteilungen were published (August 1937 to September 1938). Only the LBI appears to have an original set, otherwise five libraries have physical duplicates printed from the LBI microfiche. Subjects: Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Periodicals. OCLC lists one physical holding (LBI). Pages aged, bumped and chipped edges; last page, and front wrap loose; wraps damaged along edges, fragile. Otherwise clean. Fair condition. Scarce. (GER-44-8) (ID #33741) $50.00.
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  535. Mosse, George L. THE CORPORATE STATE AND THE CONSERVATIVE REVOLUTION IN WEIMAR GERMANY. Bruxelles; Editions De La Librairie Encyclopedique, 1965. Original Wraps. 8vo. [213-242] (ie. 30) pages. 24 cm. Offprint. “The Corporate State and the Conservative Revolution in Weimar Germany, ” in Gouvernés et gouvernants, 5e partie, Période contemporaine, Recueils de la Société Jean Bodin pour l’histoire comparative des institutions, t. 26, Bruxelles, Editions de la Librairie Encyclopédique, 1965. Essay by George Mosse exploring the positions and intellectual foundations of the 'third force' in Wiemar Germany, that of the conservative revolution of Weimar era corporatists and volkists who were opposed to bolshevism, the bourgeois republic, parliamentarism, and capitalism. The ideas of Strasserism and similar tendencies are explored, which helped foster a national socialist revolution, but found themselves opposed to the nazi party. Subjects: Anti-capitalism – Third Way – National Socialism. Weimar Germany. Conservatism – Anti-Democratic. Nazism. OCLC lists one copy at Tel Aviv Univ. Light shelf wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MOSS-1-6) (ID #32658) $30.00.
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  537. [American Jewish KC Fraternity]. KC-TAG IN LONDON: 30. JUNI - 2. JULI 1961. London; [N.L.], 1961. Original wraps. 4to. 47, [1] pages. 29 cm. First edition. In German. With 25 black and white photographs. Cover title reads: “K. C. TREFFEN 1961 LONDON”. Commemoration book - with transcripts of academic speeches, ceremony of remembrance, newspaper articles, and descriptions of the meeting, banquet and ball - for the surviving members of the German-Jewish Kartell Convent student societies: “The third international K. C. Rally took place in London from 30th June to 2nd July, 1961. Close of 500 members of the former ‘Kartell Convent’ of German students of the Jewish faith came together from all over the world. The oldest participant, a former lawyer, now in Israel, aged 83, found a number of his contemporaries and joyfully exchanged, like all the others, reminiscences of an untrammeled youth. The oldest K. C Fraternity (Viadrina Breslau) was founded 75 years age. In 1933 the active fraternities were dissolved by the Nazis, but, as Dr. Paul Chapp, the Chairman of the K. C. In Great Britain, said in his opening greeting, the members of the Union have once more organized themselves closely after their dispersal. Although the decisive changes since 1933 and dispersal preclude any uniform political orientation of the Union, all its members are united by the obligation to render each other mutual assistance and by the ties of old friendship. ” (International Rally of K. C.; AJR Information; August, 1961). Included is a register of names of those who attended. Subjects: Kongress. American Jewish KC Fraternity. London (1961). OCLC lists one copy. Light ageing to covers, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-103-43) (ID #30967) $50.00.
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  539. American-Jewish Kc Fraternity. KC ADDRESS BOOK. New York; American-Jewish KC Fraternity, 1953. Original Wraps. 12mo. 93, [29] pages. 19 cm. First edition. April, 1953 KC Fraternity address book. With prefatory memorial roll written by F. S. Aron, “hereby recalling the names of KCs passed away since March 1949” [date of last address book], dedicated to Max Mainzer [later address books were published as well by the Max Mainzer Memorial Foundation], Fritz Solon, and Dora Blumenthal. List of executive board. Three page Memorial Roll, “of our friends whose death was reported since the last issue of the KC directory Spring 1949 (as far as we have been informed) ” [all individuals have place of death; about one dozen solely listed as 'deported']. Pages 9-93 contain adresses of all KC members, in North America (by country, then state), with the US Army of Occupation, Central America, South America, Asia, Middle East, Australia, Europe, list of K. C. Widows. Memo page. Index of places. Key to Abbreviations. Index of Names. Four pages of advertisements from KC members. Memo page. The Kartell-Convent deutscher Studenten Juedischen Glaubens were formed in the late 1880's as Jewish student fraternities in Germany. The Kartell-Convent ceased to function in 1933/1934, its fraternities closed by government decree, its members fleeing Germany of perishing in the Holocaust. After the war, the Kartell-Convent was reconstituted in England, and additional chapters opened in many countries; this is their membership roster, listing all members with names and addresses. In the United States, it was known as the American Jewish K. C. Fraternity, with the Max Mainzer Memorial Foundation created to provide worldwide financial support to members of the fraternity. Subjects: American-Jewish KC Fraternity – Address Book – 1953. German Refugees – Holocaust Period. This issue not listed on OCLC (OCLC lists one copy of the 1958 issue at Penn; one copy of the 1971 issue). Light soiling to wraps, pen marks for change of address on wraps and title page, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (HOLO2-113-8) (ID #33115) $225.00.
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  541. Austrian Labor Committee, New York. (Friedrich Adler, Wilhelm Ellenbogen, Etc. ). AUSTRIAN LABOR INFORMATION: ANTI-HITLER-MAGAZINE [MIXED RUN OF 20 ISSUES: 2, 3, 7, 14, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27-28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37]. New York; Austrian Labor Committee, 1942-1945. Original Wraps. 4to. [16] pages each [20 issues]. 30 cm. First edition. In English and German. Austrian labor information: Anti-Hitler-Magazine. Not expressly Jewish, though many leaders and rank and file Austrian Socialists, including the editor Friedrich Adler, were Jews. Monthly publication of the Austrian Labor Committee, broken run of twenty issues from May 1942 until May 1945 (according to holdings at IISH, 37 issues total were published). Unbroken run for issues from 1944. Publication of the Austrian Social Democrats (second and a half internationale) in exile in New York. Contains extensive reportage and editorials on events through the years 1942-45; issue two begins with a lead article about concentration camps; a major emphasis on the conditions of refugees, events in Austria during the period, and a highly attentive and critical view of developments on the Eastern Front and Soviet Policy. Includes important announcements of developments, public talks, and the shaping of the german speaking socialist exile milieu in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Printed and bound with certain issues is the Austrian Labor News, which contain reports on the situation of the working class, domestic consumption, and deterioting conditions, in Austria - issue 17 (bound with 14 of Austrian Labor Information) and issue 25 of Austrian Labor News devoted to the tenth anniversary of the Austrian workers uprising against fascism in 1934 (bound with number 25 of Austrian Labor Information). Printed and bound with later issues is the six to eight page Freie Tribune des Internationalen Sozialismus (found in issues 25 through 35). Issue 24 contains an index (by title and subject) for issues 1-24. Subjects: Labor - Austria. World war, 1939-1945 - Labor – Austria. Exile literature. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light wear throughout, some issues more aged then others, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (HOLO2-113-41) (ID #33158) $500.00.
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  543. Brod, Max; Hugo Gold. MAX BROD; EIN GEDENKBUCH 1884 – 1968 [LIMITED EDITION; INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. Tel Aviv, Olamenu, 1969. Original Cloth. 8vo. 320 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. 'Max Brod; a Commemoration Book, 1884-1968'. Limited edition of 300 copies, number 152, inscribed by Hugo Gold, founder of the publishing house Olamenu. Includes dozens of contributions on the life, writings, and works of Brod; includes essays by Gershom Scholem, Bruno Kisch, Ernst Simon, Guido Kisch, Frantisek (Franz) Kafka, and many others. With over two dozen photographs of Brod, fascimile of his writings, a bibliography of his work, a bibliography of his musical output, etc. Max Brod (1884–1968), “Czech-born German author, composer, and representative member of the 'Prague Circle' (Prager Kreis). Born in Prague, Brod studied law at the German university there and then entered the Czech civil service. After working in postal management in Prague, he became a minor government official for cultural affairs. In 1929 he joined the Prager Tagblatt as theatrical and musical editor. His acquaintance with Martin Buber, who gave lectures in Prague in 1909/10, influenced Brod as well as his encounter with a Yiddish actors group and, a few years later, with Jewish war refugees from Eastern Europe. He became active in the Zionist movement and helped found the National Council of Jews of Czechoslovakia in 1918. As its vice president he not only tried to gain equal rights for Jews but also national acceptance and cultural autonomy. As a central representative of the Prague Kulturzionismus he initiated the establishment of Hebrew schools in Prague. In 1939 he left Prague with his wife and settled in Tel Aviv, where he worked as a music critic and drama adviser to Habimah. Subjects: Brod, Max, 1884-1968. OCLC lists 12 copies. Clean and fresh; cover in clear protective jacket. Very good condition. (GER-43-8) (ID #33595) $60.00.
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  545. Högerle, Heinz and Carsten Kohlmann and Barbara Staudacher. ORT DER ZUFLICHT UND VERHEISSUNG: SHAVEI ZION 1938-2008 = MEKOM MIFLAT VE-HOF MIVTAHIM. Stuttgart, Theis, 2008. Original Softcover. 4to. 178, 133, [8] pages. Loaded with photos. 27 cm. Complete text in German and Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “Place of Refuge and Promise: Shavei Zion 1938-2008.” The dramatic story of this unique group of emigrants, all German-Jewish refugees from Nazism, and the development of the kibbutz Shavei Zion, documented with many previously unpublished photographs and eyewitness reports. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Shavei Zion, and the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. SUBJECT(S): Collective settlements -- Israel -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Germany -- Migrations -- History -- Exhibitions. Shave Ziyyon (Israel) -- History -- Exhibitions. Covers lightly worn and spine cracked, but still nice. Very Good Condition. (holo2-91-24) (ID #30476) $100.00.
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  547. Taussig, Ernst F.; Max Brod. EIN KAMPF UM WAHRHEIT, MAX BROD ZUM 65. GEBURTSTAG. Tel-Aviv; "ABC" Verlag, 1949. Original Wraps. 4to. 49 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. 'The Struggle for Truth; Max Brod on his 65th Birthday. ' With two illustrations. Contains contributions from Martin Buber, Felix Weltsch, Schalom Ben-Chorin, Mayer Ebner, Erwin Pollak, and others. Contains several biographies of Brod written by his associates, with a chronology of his life. Max Brod (1884–1968), “Czech-born German author, composer, and representative member of the 'Prague Circle' (Prager Kreis). ” -2008 EJ. Subjects: Brod, Max, 1884-1968. Bibliographie. Wraps chipped, aged, fragile. Internally clean and fresh. Good - condition. (GER-43-57) (ID #33645) $100.00.
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  549. Rohling, August. DIE POLEMIK UND DAS MENSCHENOPFER DES RABBINISMUS. Paderborn, J. W. Schroder, 1883. Softcover, 108 pages, 8vo. In German with Hebrew citations. Published during the Rohling-Bloch Affair. Rohling, (1839-1931), was an "antisemitic polemicist. A fanatical ultramontanist priest from the Rhineland, Rohling published in 1871 his Der Talmudjude (based on J. A. Eisenmenger 's Entdecktes Judenthum), a collection of deliberately corrupted quotations, imaginary statements, and forgeries against the Talmud. The book appeared in successive editions and became very popular. When Franz Holubek, a leader of the Viennese artisan movement, was sued for inciting a crowd against the Jews (April 4, 1882), he pleaded not guilty, claiming that he had obtained his information in good faith from the books of Rohling, a full professor at the German University of Prague. Rohling's academic appointments were obtained through the intercession of high Church dignitaries. Holubek's acquittal was a victory for the growing political antisemitism. Rohling and his works acquired further notoriety through the Tiszaeszlar blood libel affair, when Rohling volunteered to testify that Jews required Christian blood for their ceremonies. After Franz Delitzsch, the renowned Protestant Orientalist, had revealed Rohling's ignorance and baseness, Rohling accused Delitzsch of being a Jew and then castigated Adolf Jellinek and Moritz Guedemann as cunning knaves for denying Holubek's charges. Rohling's challenger was Joseph Samuel Bloch who, after repeated sorties against him, published a series of articles in July 1883 under the title, "An Offer to Commit Perjury, " in which he branded Rohling a liar and perjurer. Forced by public opinion to sue Bloch for libel, Rohling enlisted the aid of two antisemites, Brimanus (a Romanian-Jewish renegade who had taught Rohling Hebrew and was author of the scurrilous Der Judenspiegel under the pseudonym "Justus") and Ecker (a convicted forger, priest, and professor at an obscure seminary in Paderborn). Neither could attend the trial. Bloch recruited the respected Orientalists Theodor Noeldeke and Karl August Wuensche, who completely demolished all Rohling's academic pretenses. Even Paul Lagarde condemned Rohling's works. In 1885, shortly before the trial was due to open, Rohling withdrew his suit after Bloch had collected an immense amount of material against him. He paid the costs of the trial, lost his academic chair, and left the public scene, nevertheless continuing to publish antisemitic tracts. Rohling's Talmudjude was translated into several European languages; E. Drumont wrote the introduction to the French edition. The work continued to be published for more than 50 years, and served as a source for Nazi antisemitic doctrines" (EJ, 2007). Hinge repair, lightly browned pages, with taped repair at spine. Chipping to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-29) (ID #24298) $400.00.
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  551. Stern, Itzig Feitel [Johann Friedrich Sigmund Freiherr Von Holzschuher]. Die Schabbes Lamp Vun Pollische Messing: Mit Ächt Koschere Schimen. Meissen; F. W. Goedsche, 1835. Paper wrappers. 12mo. X, 142 [2] pages. 18 cm. First edition. Transliterated Yiddish, in German Script. Title translates as: “The Schabbes Lamp of polished metal: with eight kosher oils. ” With 2 black and white plates and three illustrations. Insulting plate of assimilated Jewish family facing page 39: Father in Napoleonic headwear feeds baby who is sitting on chamber pot set in middle of table as fashionably dressed women of the family look on. Dialogues and sermons in imitation of Yiddish attack Jews as internationalists linked with the forces of the Enlightenment which led to the French Revolution (and hence to Napoleon's invasion of Germany). 'Itzig Feitel Stern, ' author of Die Schabbes Lamp, is assumed to have been a pseudonym for Johann Friedrich Sigmund Freiherr von Holzschuher (1796-1861), who published numerous anti-Semitic pamphlets of this nature, including two dictionaries of supposed Hebrew-German slang and expressions. Written for a German-Christian audience this, and other publications by Holzschuher, are anti-Semitic parodies of plays, songs, and parodied Talmud quotations. He was able to create his fictive author Itzig Feitel Stern as a writer of mock-Yiddish who spoke a mangled language which was neither Yiddish nor German, but (Gemauschel), German spoken with a Yiddish accent. A non-Jewish judge and author, (Johann Friedrich Sigmund von) Holzschuher in "parables, stories, farcical poems and anecdotes, which he wrote under the pen name of Itzig Feitel Stern... Presented a distorted picture of the Jews. By means of Jewish wit, which he tried to imitate, he attempted to fight against the Jews, to ridicule them, and to deprive them of their livelihood, by "uncovering their trickery". -- Universal Jewish Encyclopedia. The subject matter of all Holzschuher's works is identical: the narrow-minded blindness of the Jew. This "comic" presentation of the Jew has as its intent the undermining of any sense that the Jew could change from his negative image which dominated the Christian consciousness. The books by Holzschuher are written in roman letters and are stripped of most of its Hebrew elements. What Hebrew elements are preserved are those that Yiddish shared with the thieves' jargon, words that would have been available in the common patois of the fictionalized criminal of the German adventure tales. See: Friedrich Christian Benedict Avé-Lallemant, Das Deutsche Gaunertum (..), (Leipzig 1862). Subjects: Judaism -- Controversial literature. Anti-Jewish propaganda. Yiddish language -- Transliteration. Jewish wit and humor -- Parodies, imitations, etc. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Spine repaired. All pages lightly foxed and lightly soiled, with all edges quite bumped. Wormholing in margin of a few pages. Though aged and worn, pages feel fresh, and all text is clear. Worn but solid, good- condition. Scarce and important. (GER-40-11) (ID #29064) $725.00.
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  553. MENORAH: ILLUSTRIERTE MONATSSCHRIFT FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE FAMILIE. COMPLETE FOR FIRST 3 VOLUMES. Vienna: Menorah, 1923-1925. Cloth, Large Folio Size. In German. Illustrated in color. Vol I (1-6), Vol 2 (1-12) & Vol 3 (1-12) complete for first 3 years. Full publication ran 10 volumes, through 1932. Important Weimar German Jewish art journal, with articles and illustrations on all the major Jewish artists of the day. Much beautiful contemporary Jewish art. "Die neue Monatschrift "Menorah" ist berufen, einem wirklichen Bedürfnis weiter Kreise entgegenzukommen und gleichzeitig ein bisher unklar empfundenes Verlangen Vieler zum bewußten Bedürfnis zu gestalten.Zahlreich sind bereits die jüdischen Tagesblätter und Zeitschriften, die alle eine begrenzte, sei es politische oder religiöse Tendenz verfolgen. Diese Zeitschrift jedoch stellt sich umfassendere Aufgaben und steckt sich ein weiteres Ziel: Sie will in erster Reihe jene Bestrebungen fördern, die geeignet sind, Brücken zu schlagen zwischen den verschiedenen, oft auseinanderstrebenden Gruppen des Judentums und will auf kultureller Grundlage die notwendige Einheit herbeiführen.Die geistigen und künstlerischen Traditionen wollen wir liebevoll pflegen, den Blick in Epochen zurücklenken, in welchen es noch ein wurzelstarkes, bodenechtes, von keiner Problematik angekränkeltes Judentum gab. Mithelfen wollen wir, und das ist unser großes Ideal, eine einheitliche jüdische Kulturatmosphäre zu schaffen.Die "Menorah" dient keiner Partei, sie will zu Juden jeder Richtung sprechen, soweit sie Fragen der Politik behandelt nur referieren und in versöhnlichem Sinne berichten, durch Wort und Bild belehren, erziehen und auch in gutem Sinne unterhalten. Sie will den Blick der Leser auf die alten künstlerischen Überlieferungen im jüdischen Schaffen lenken, die zu Unrecht nur bei den wenigsten Beachtung finden, von neuen jüdischen Künstlern vermelden und ein übersichtliches Bild des zeitgenössischen literarischen Schaffens bieten. Sie wird keine politische, sondern Kulturpropaganda treiben.Diese Zeitschrift ist der jüdischen Familie gewidmet, die stets Bollwerk und Rückhalt des Judentums war. Sie will auch den Interessen der jüdischen Frauen entgegenkommen und sie an ihre Aufgaben gemahnen, die in der Tat bedeutende sind. Die jüdische Jugend wird stets geistige Anregungen aller Art finden und in ihrem Streben nach körperlicher Ertüchtigung gefördert werden. Dem würdigen Inhalt soll sich ein entsprechendes Äußere gesellen, das auch dem verfeinerten Geschmack gerecht wird.Es ist eine schöne, große Aufgabe, die wir uns gestellt haben. Uns zu ihrer Verwirklichung zu verhelfen, laden wir hiermit die jüdische Öffentlichkeit ein, in deren Hände wir vertrauensvoll dieses erste Heft unserer "Menorah" legen." SUBJECT (S): Jews – Europe – intellectual life – periodicals; Jews – Germany – history – 1800-1933 – periodicals; Jews – Austria – history – periodicals; Europe – civilizations – Jewish influence – periodicals. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Columbia, Gratz College, UPenn, UPenn Center for Judaic Studies). Vertical mailing crease down center of all issues, as usually found, attractively bound in modern boards, 3 volumes in 2. 3x3 inch square cut from 1 page, otherwise Very Good Condition, unusual complete set. (art-11-18) (ID #20343) $500.00.
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  555. Bureau Für Statistik Der Juden. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR DEMOGRAPHIE UND STATISTIK DER JUDEN. VOLS I, II, III, & IV, COMPLETE THUS. Berlin: M. Schildberger, 1905-1908. Cloth, 8vo, Most issues are 16 pages. In German. First four years (1905-1908) of the monthly periodical, 48 issues total. Includes title pages for all issues. Wide variety of subjects related to Jewish populations and history. "Magazine for Demography and Statistics of the Jews. " Population statistics played and continue to play a special role in Jewish Studies because of the continuing movement of Jewish popluations around the world. Within the pages of the Zeitschrift can be found the first historical-sociological studies looking at the massive Jewish migrations at the close of the 19th Century. With the establishment in Berlin of the Bureau für Statistik der Juden (office for statistics of the Jews) in 1904, sociologists like Arthur Ruppin and the statisticians like the physician Jacob Segall had at their fingertips massive amounts of data for this purpose. Monthly, began in 1905, ceased in December 1931, 26 volumes published in all. Contains a subscription card stamped with the information that money should be sent to the bursar of the Bureau for Jewish Statistics, Benno Braun. SUBJECT(S): Jews, Population, Periodicals, Statistics. Cardboard covers with light markings and some wear. Front endpaper detached but otherwise intact. All pages are creased slightly down the center but text is very clear. Binding is pretty tight. Backstrip warped and water-stained, otherwise Good Solid Condition. (GERN-1-8). (ID #16667) $750.00.
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  557. Deutscher Verein Zur Erforschung Palästinas. ZEITSCHRIFT DES DEUTSCHEN PALÄSTINA-VEREINS. (BANDS 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, AND 13 OF 67). Leipzig, O. Harrassowitz [Etc. ], 1878-1890. Cloth, 8vo. In German. Illustrated with multiple fold out maps. English translation: “JOURNAL OF PALESTINE-GERMAN SOCIETY”. Periodical published between 1878 and 1945, for a run of 67 volumes. SUBJECT (S): Palestine -- Antiquities -- Periodicals. Ex-library with bookplates on inside front cover. Dampstain and some warping to covers. Pages tanned, also with some dampstain, but not affecting text. Maps intact. Good – condition. (SPEC-27-32) (ID #27922) $400.00.
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  559. Grunwald, Max, editor. MITTEILUNGEN DER GESELLSCHAFT FÜR JÜDISCHE VOLKSKUNDE: NEARLY COMPLETE RUN, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING ISSUES: 2-4, 6, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25,-36, EXTRA 33-36 COMPILATION ISSUE, 37-39, 41-46, 48-53, 55-66 (1898-1922). Hamburg & Vienna: Gesellschaft Für Jüdische Volkskunde, 1898-1922. Paper wrappers, 8vo. Ca. 60-90 pages each. In German. SUBJECT (S): German language; Jews – folklore – periodicals; Jews – social life and customs -- Periodicals. OCLC lists four copies worldwide (George Washington University, Baltimore Hebrew University, University of Minnesota, Bibliotheek van de Univ. Van Amsterdam). Good condition. (GER-14-17+) (ID #18775) $600.00.
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  561. Rabbiner-Hirsch-Gesellschaft. NAHALAT TSEVI = NACHALATH Z'WI: EINE MONATSSCHRIFT FÜR JUDENTUM IN LEHRE UND TAT [COMPLETE RUN FOR JAHRGANG I-VII; WITH JAHRGANG VIII, HEFT 1- 3]. Frankfurt A. M.; Droller, 1930-1937. Original Cloth. 8vo. 384; 394; 414; 328; 356; 336; 324; 84 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Periodical. Published partially under Nazism. Complete run for the first 7 years; 1930 through 1937; only lacks final two issues from 1938 [Heft 4-6 (Januar 1938); Heft 7-9 (April 1938) ]. Organ of the Rabbiner-Hirsch-Gesellschaft. Began 1930, ceased in 1938. Years 1930-1937 bound in cloth (7 volumes); Issue 1- 3 for year 8, 1938 in original wraps. Cloth and paper quality of years 1-4 superb; later volumes, from year 5 on, printed on lower quality paper, and year 7 is handbound in recycled cloth, as issued. Important organ of German orthodoxy; contains many articles dealing with the life, thought, and correspondence of Samson Raphael Hirsch. Contains many important essays from Isaac Breuer (including his 'Der neue Kusari'), Elie Munk, Moses Findling, Harry Abt, Jakob Katz, Jacob Levy, Joseph Breuer, Moses Auerbach, and many others. These essays detail German-Orthodox thought and the response to contemporary events of the period (marxism, zionism, youth movements, Agudas Jisroel, the Prussian state, etc. ). Subjects: Orthodox Judaism - Periodicals. Hirsch, Samson Raphael, 1808-1888 - Societies, etc. OCLC lists 21 copies. Soiling to cloth, later issues aged (printed on low quality paper); last issue wraps soiled, fragile, loose. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (GER-44-28) (ID #33763) $1200.00.
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  563. Rabbiner-Seminars zu Berlin. BIBLIOTHEKS-BERICHT DES RABBINER-SEMINARS ZU BERLIN FUER 1935. Berlin, Rabbiner-Seminars, 1936. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages. 32 pages. 23 cm. 8vo. In German, with Hebrew (includes Hebrew preface and table of contents). Recent acquistions of the Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin for the year 1935. The seminary was founded by Esriel Hildesheimer, under the original name of Rabbiner Seminar Fur Das Orthodoxe Judenthum (dedicated 1873), after 1880 the Rabbiner-Seminar zu Berlin. The seminar was forcibly closed in 1938 by the Nazis. Contains a bibliography of recent library acquisitions and a list of subscribers (from all over the world) in support of the seminary. Wraps loose, bumped and fragile edges. Internally clean and fresh. Good - Condition. (GER-42-1) Both covers detached & chipped, Very Good Condition inside. (ID #4109) $40.00.
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  565. Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle Der Deutschen Juden. ZEDAKAH: ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR JÜDISCHE WOHLFAHRTSPFLEGE [COMPLETE RUN; 1925-1928]. Berlin; Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle Der Deutschen Juden, 1925-1928. Original Wraps. 4to. 40; 52; 52 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In German. Four volumes in three. [Nr. 1] (Dez. 1925) -Nr. 3/4 (Juli 1928). Complete run for this periodical. Zedakah ('righteous act, ' or 'charity'); Journal of the Jewish Welfare Agency. Publication of the Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der deutschen Juden (ZWST - The Central Board of Jewish Welfare in Germany) in Berlin, founded 1917. Important source for history of the ideas and practice of Jewish welfare agencies in the Weimar era. Contains essays by Salomon Adler-Rudel, 'Jewish migrant welfare' (Issue 3-4); Leo Baeck, Leo Baeck, 'The spiritual foundations of Jewish welfare work' (Issue 1), 'Social Content of Jewish Welfare work' (Issue 2); Eugen Caspary, 'Future Issues of Jewish welfare work in Germany' (Issue 1); Edith Cohn, 'Pathways, objectives and limits of recovery care for Jewish children' (Issue 1); Alfred Goldschmidt, 'The Order of B'nai B'rith: Jewish welfare during and after the war 1914-28' (Issue 3-4); Hannah Karminski, 'The social work of the Jewish Women's League in the last decade' (Issue 3-4); Fritz Lamm, 'Jewish youth welfare' (Issue 1); Wilhelm Neumann, 'A decade of welfare of the German-Federation of Jewish Communities' (Issue 3-4) and other essays by Leopold Grünbaum, Jakob Segall, Hilde Ottenheimer, M. Wischnitzer and others. Subjects: Jews - Charities - Periodicals. Jews - Charities. Periodicals. Jüdischer Frauenbund. Deutsch-Israelitischer Gemeindebund. Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light chipping to wraps, otherwise very fresh. Good + condition. (GER-44-7) (ID #33740) $425.00.
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  567. Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle Der Juden In Deutschland. JÜDISCHE WOHLFAHRTSPFLEGE UND SOZIALPOLITIK. JUNE, JULY, OCTOBER, DECEMBER 1936; FEBRUARY, MARCH, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER, DECEMBER 1937; FEBRUARY, APRIL, JUNE, AUGUST, OCTOBER 1938. Berlin: Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland, 1936-1938, Paper Wrappers, 8vo, Most issues are 40-60 pages. Nazi-era Jewish publication. Monthly: began in 1930, ceased in 1938. SUBJECT (S): Jews, charities, periodicals. OCLC lists 9 libraries worldwide with full runs. Collection of 15 issues. Quality of individual issues varies. Most have slight discoloration on covers. Issues from 1937 in best condition. Covers of October 1938 detached but present with slight chipping on edges. June 1936 issue contains an article in remembrance of Bertha Pappenheim and an article with a variety of graphs showing household statistics such as incomes for Jews of different levels of religiosity. This sort of graph is common in many issues. Overall, issues are in good condition. (GERN-1-9). (ID #16668) $250.00.
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  569. Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle Der Juden In Deutschland. JÜDISCHE WOHLFAHRTSPFLEGE UND SOZIALPOLITIK. MARCH 1938 ONLY. Berlin: Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland, 1938. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, Aprox 50 pages. Nazi-era Jewish publication. Monthly: began in 1930, ceased in 1938. SUBJECT (S): Jews, charities, periodicals. OCLC lists 9 libraries worldwide with full runs. Slight discoloration on covers. Chipping to edges. Fair condition. (HOLO2-111-7). (ID #32162) $45.00.
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  571. Elbogen, Ismar; Aron Freiman & Max Freudenthal, editors. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR DIE GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND. VOLUME I, NO. 2 (1929) VOL. VI, NO. 4 (1936) & VOL VII, NO. 1 (1937). Berlin, Philo Verlag & Buchhandlung, 1929 & 1937. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 88 & 64 pages. Guido Kisch's copies (he was a key contributor to the journal). Includes annual indices laid in. (GER-41-21) Very Good Condition. (ID #4774) $40.00.
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  573. Philippson, Rabbi Ludwig [editor]. ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG DES JUDENTHUMS. EIN UNPARTHEIISCHES ORGAN FÜR ALLES JÜDISCHE INTERESSE IN BETREFF VON POLITIK, RELIGION, LITERATUR, GESCHICHTE, SPRACHKUNDE UND BELLETRISTIK. [1842]. Leipzig; Baumgärtners Buchhandlung, 1842. Clothbound. 4to. 766 [4] pages. 26 cm. In German. Title translates as: “General Newspaper of Judaism. Impartial Organ for All Matters of Jewish Interest Pertaining to Politics, Religion, Literature, History, Philology, and Belles-lettres”. This is a consecutively numbered compilation of all 52 weekly issues for year VI, 1842, of the publication. Contains index and title page. “A German journal devoted to Jewish interests; founded in 1837 by Dr. Ludwig Philippson (1811-89); published first in Leipsic and later in Berlin. At the time of its foundation there had been several Jewish journals in existence: "Sulamith, " "Jedidja, " Geiger's "Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Jüdische Theologie, " and Dr. Höninghaus' "Universal-Kirchenzeitung, " which admitted Jewish contributors. Philippson felt that these did not satisfy the needs of the times. He determined to found a journal for the intelligent laity—one that should not only advance the knowledge of the Jews' past history, but should also plead the cause of the Jews of his day. The first number of his paper appeared May 2, 1837, and was published by Baumgärtner in Leipsic with the subtitle "Unparteiisches Organ für Alles Jüdische Interesse in Betreff von Politik, Religion, Literatur, Geschichte, Sprachkunde, und Belletristik" During the first two years three numbers a week appeared; and for a year and a half a supplement was published three times a month, devoted to literature and homiletics. In 1839 the journal became a weekly. The "Allgemeine Zeitung" has never received a subsidy from any Jewish body. In 1848, when the publication of nearly all other Jewish journals was interrupted, the "Allgemeine Zeitung" braved the storm and spoke out plainly in the political turmoil. From the outset the "Allgemeine Zeitung" met with success. A few weeks after the issue of its first number a society of students in Leyden (Holland) was formed to aid its circulation. Even in Poland it obtained several hundred subscribers; and within three months after the appearance of the first number Philippson felt justly confident of its material success. The journal aroused great enthusiasm in the cultured Jewish circles of Germany, Austria, and Holland, and exercised considerable influence on Judaism in general—more especially in Germany, where it became a distinct factor in the evolution of Judaism. To its influence is due in a large measure the establishment of a rabbinical seminary (Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums in Berlin) and of a Jewish Publication Society (Institut zur Förderung der Israelitischen Literatur), as well as the calling together of a Jewish synod (Leipsic, 1869). Philippson's chief aim was the civil emancipation of the Jews. He carried on the fight for that cause begun by Gabriel Riesser and others. But the paper gained further importance in connection with the inner communal and religious life of the Jews, since it devoted attention to the organization of religious instruction, to the form of worship in the synagogue, and to the cultivation of Jewish learning in all its branches. Jost, who in his "Neuere Geschichte der Israeliten" (iii. 149-156), devoted a whole chapter to the "Allgemeine Zeitung, " said "that it became epoch-making in Jewish history by attempting for the first time to give a general view of the life and conditions of the Jews. " (From the Encyclopedia Judaica 1906 entry). The newspaper ceased in 1922. Subjects: Jews - Periodicals. Judaism - Periodicals. Jews - Germany - Periodicals. Backstrip worn, with torn edges, back board starting. Pages lightly aged, foxed, browned, and wavy; but very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-36-7) (ID #28857) $300.00.
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  575. Philippson, Ludwig. ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG DES JUDENTHUMS. EIN UNPARTHEIISCHES ORGAN FÜR ALLES JÜDISCHE INTERESSE IN BETREFF VON POLITIK, RELIGION, LITERATUR, GESCHICHTE, SPRACHKUNDE UND BELLETRISTIK. (52 Issues; 1845). Leipzig; Baumgärtners Buchhandlung, 1845. Biweekly Serial. 8vo. 740 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. Full set bound in half cloth and decorative paper for the year 1845. Full title of the publication: “Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums: ein unpartheiisches Organ für alles jüdische Interesse in Betreff von Politik, Religion, Literatur, Geschichte, Sprachkunde und Belletristik” (General Newspaper of Judaism: Impartial Organ for All Matters of Jewish Interest Pertaining to Politics, Religion, Literature, History, Philology, and Belles-lettres). The Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums was a “German journal devoted to Jewish interests; founded in 1837 by Dr. Ludwig Philippson(1811-89); published first in Leipsic and later in Berlin. At the time of its foundation there had been several Jewish journals in existence: "Sulamith, " "Jedidja, " Geiger's "Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Jüdische Theologie, " and Dr. Höninghaus' "Universal-Kirchenzeitung, " which admitted Jewish contributors. Philippson felt that these did not satisfy the needs of the times. He determined to found a journal for the intelligent laity—one that should not only advance the knowledge of the Jews' past history, but should also plead the cause of the Jews of his day. The first number of his paper appeared May 2, 1837, and was published by Baumgärtner in Leipsic. During the first two years three numbers a week appeared; and for a year and a half a supplement was published three times a month, devoted to literature and homiletics. In 1839 the journal became a weekly. The "Allgemeine Zeitung" has never received a subsidy from any Jewish body. In 1848, when the publication of nearly all other Jewish journals was interrupted, the "Allgemeine Zeitung" braved the storm and spoke out plainly in the political turmoil. After 1853 a supplement was published regularly, entitled "Jüdisches Volksblatt zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung auf Jüdischem Gebiete" (A Popular Jewish Journal for Instruction and Entertainment on Jewish Subjects). On the death of Philippson, Gustav Karpeles became editor. From the outset the "Allgemeine Zeitung" met with success. A few weeks after the issue of its first number a society of students in Leyden (Holland) was formed to aid its circulation. Even in Poland it obtained several hundred subscribers; and within three months after the appearance of the first number Philippson felt justly confident of its material success. The journal aroused great enthusiasm in the cultured Jewish circles of Germany, Austria, and Holland, and exercised considerable influence on Judaism in general—more especially in Germany, where it became a distinct factor in the evolution of Judaism. To its influence is due in a large measure the establishment of a rabbinical seminary (Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums in Berlin) and of a Jewish Publication Society (Institut zur Förderung der Israelitischen Literatur), as well as the calling together of a Jewish synod (Leipsic, 1869). Philippson's chief aim was the civil emancipation of the Jews. But the paper gained further importance in connection with the inner communal and religious life of the Jews, since it devoted attention to the organization of religious instruction, to the form of worship in the synagogue, and to the cultivation of Jewish learning in all its branches. Jost, who in his "Neuere Geschichte der Israeliten" (iii. 149-156), devoted a whole chapter to the "Allgemeine Zeitung, " said "that it became epoch-making in Jewish history by attempting for the first time to give a general view of the life and conditions of the Jews. " During the first years of its existence the paper had among its collaborators a number of the most distinguished scholars, some of whom were Gabriel Riesser, E. Carmoly, J. L. Saalschütz, S. D. Luzzatto, Leopold Zunz, Leopold Dukes, Julius Fürst, Leopold Löw, Franz Delitzsch, Adolph Jellinek, Abraham Geiger, and I. M. Jost. It is interesting to note that Phoebus Philippson, brother of Ludwig, contributed in the first year a series of eleven articles under the title "Ideas for an Encyclopedia and a Methodology of Jewish Theology. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jews -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Periodicals. Jews -- Germany -- Periodicals. Very worn copy, with bumped and chipped edges. Pages aged and soiled, but clean. Fair condition. (GER-38-13) (ID #28922) $150.00.
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  577. Aronstein, Philipp. THE JEWS IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES. Berlin; Schocken Verlag: Jüdischer Buchverlag, 1938. Original Wraps. 12mo. 35 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Late Nazi-era publication (1938). Jüdische Lesehefte; Heft 28. A scarce title published in the year before the publishing company was closed down on Hitler's orders. Covers the period of the readmission of Jews to England (with emphasis on Menasseh Ben Israel's addresses) and that of the Jews of Newport (including the welcome to George Washington and his response; poem by Longfellow on the Jewish cemetery at Newport). Contains reprint of these articles, speeches, and addresses. Edited with glossary and notes by Philipp Aronstein. “Philipp Aronstein was born in 1862 in Halver. He studied philology, but his Jewish ethnicity prevented him from pursuing an academic career. He worked professionally as a teacher, publishing several articles. He was deported by the Nazis to Thereseinstadt, where he died in 1942.” - CJH. “Aronstein, who had long before made his name by his researches on English syntax, came from an ancient Westphalian family of 'Landjuden. ' At first, he had been a strong opponent of Zionism; but his fine children, who were in the German Jewish Youth Movement, had made clear to him the value of the new ideas and had made of him, too, a great friend of the Hebrew language and of the Land of Israel. ” - Republic of Jewish Intellectuals, by Bertha Badt-Strauss, in AJR Information, December 1955. Subjects: Jews - England - History. Jews - United States – History. OCLC lists 20 copies. Light ageing to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-44-27) (ID #33762) $75.00.
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  579. Cahnman, Werner J.; Joseph Maier; Judith Marcus; Zoltán Tarr. GERMAN JEWRY: ITS HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY: SELECTED ESSAYS. Brunswick, N. J.; Transaction Books, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXIV, 256 pages. 24 cm. First edition. With various essays on the history of the Jews in Munich; essays on Buber and on Herzl; includes the author's autobiographical essay 'In the Dachau Concentration Camp. ' “Cahnman's examination of 'the Jewish people that dwells among the nations' is focused on Germany because it was the country 'where in modern times the symbiosis. Has been most intimate and it also has been the country where the conflict degenerated into the monstrosity of the Holocaust. ' This representative anthology of his essays shares a common theme, although the examples differ in thought, method and style. Whether he explores the stratification of pre-Emancipation German Jewry, the rise of the Jewish national movement in Austria, or such an esoteric topic as the influence of the kabbalistic tradition on German idealist philosophy; whether he muses on the writing of Jewish history or reports on his firsthand experience in Dachau, Cahnman's work reflects central concerns of his personal and scholarly existence as a German Jew. Because he usually combined extensive empirical data with his own background and personal experience, he is able to craft a penetrating analysis of the recent history of Jewish life in Central Europe. Werner Cahnman believed that the 'writing of history is vital for the continued cultural identity of the human kind. '” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Jews - Germany - History. Jews - Germany - Social conditions. Jews - Germany - Munich - History - 20th century. Clean and fresh in great jacket. Very good + condition. (GER-44-26) (ID #33761) $35.00.
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  581. Kisch, Bruno, 1890-1966. NATURWISSENSCHAFT UND WELTANSCHAUUNG; FESTREDE ANLÄSSLICH DES 25 JÄHRIGEN BESTEHENS DES VEREINS FÜR NATUR- UND HEIMATKUNDE IN KÖLN A. RH, GEHALTEN [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Leipzig, J. A. Barth, 1931. Original Wraps. 8vo. 67 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Natural Sciences and Beliefs; Opening speech to mark the 25th anniversary of the Verein für Natur- und Heimatkunde in Koln and the Rhein. ' Inscribed to Rabbi Jakobovitz by the author. Bruno Zecharias Kisch (1890-1966) “was a medical doctor, biochemist, and Jewish scholar. He was one of the founders of the Juedisches Lehrhaus in Cologne and taught experimental medicine, physiology, and biochemistry at the University of Cologne until 1936, when he was forced to leave Nazi Germany. He taught at Yale and Yeshiva Universities in the United States subsequent to his emigration. He was a founder and president of the American College of Cardiology and made many medical contributions. ” - Guide to the Bruno Kisch Papers, Yeshiva Univ. Subjects: Science - Philosophy. Materialism. OCLC lists 22 copies. Light soiling to wraps, light chipping to backstrip; edges bumped. Fresh and clean. Good condition. (GER-43-59) (ID #33647) $45.00.
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  583. Max Grunwald. DIE HYGIENE DER JUDEN, IM ANSCHLUSS AN DIE INTERNATIONALE HYGIENE-AUSSTELLUNG DRESDEN, 1911. Dresden, Historische Abteilung Der Internationalen Hygiene-Ausstellung, 1911. Cloth, 8vo. 325,LXIV Pages. In German. Rebound. Stamp from Offenbach Archive on front cover. SUBJECT(S): Hygiene, Jewish. Grunwald, (1871–1953), rabbi, historian, and folklorist. Born at Hindenburg (now Zabrze, Silesia), Grunwald served as rabbi in Hamburg (1895–1903) and Vienna (1905–35). He settled in Jerusalem in 1938. Grunwald was a many-sided and productive scholar. (EJ, Friedman) Ex-library, covers a little shaken, binding is tight and pages are very clean, overall very good condition (GER-41-28) (ID #31142) $50.00.
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  585. Shulvass, Moses A. BETWEEN THE RHINE AND THE BOSPORUS: STUDIES AND ESSAYS IN EUROPEAN JEWISH HISTORY. Chicago, The College of Jewish Studies, 1964. Cloth, 8vo, VIII, 210 pages. Chapters include: Crusades, Martyrdom, and the Marranos of Ashkenaz; One Hundred Years in the History of the Jewish Community of Wuerzburg (1250-1350); The Jewish Population in Renaissance Italy; Ashkenazic Jewry in Italy; The Knowledge of Antiquity among the Italian Jews of the Renaissance; Rome--Europe's Oldest Community; The Jewish Community in Turkey: A Story of Glory and Decline; etc. Clean and fresh. no jacket. Very good condition. (COMHIST-18-35) Very Good Condition Lacks Jacket. (ID #2281) $30.00.
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  587. Stern, Selma. DER PREUSSISCHE STAAT UND DIE JUDEN [TWO PARTS OF VOL I]. Berlin, Schwetschke, 1925. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIII, 159; 546 pages. 24 cm. First edition; first appearance. In German. First volume (in two books) of the monumental The Prussian State and the Jews by Selma Stern. Teil I. Die Zeit des Grossen Kurfürsten und Friedrichs I. 1. Abt. Darstellung. 2. Abt. Akten. Akademie für die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Historische Sektion. Veröffentlichungen. Bd. 3. “The voluminous publication is both an analysis and a source edition of the policy of the Prussian rulers towards the Jews from 1640 to 1786, covering the times from the Great Elector up to Frederick the Great. It is a social and economic history of the era leading up to the emancipation and assimilation of Prussia's Jewry. In it Stern emphasizes the relationship between the Prussian state and the Jewish minority. Highlighting the active role and interest of the Absolutist state (and its officialdom) in a gradual juridification of the status of the Jews, Stern’s research offered, in the 1920s, a new perspective on Jewish emancipation. Her argument went beyond previous scholarly views on the subject, which had conceptualized Prussian-Jewish emancipation mainly as an outcome of the Enlightenment. Although dealing with early modern Prussian-Jewish history, Stern's research interest was clearly informed by contemporary concerns. ” - LBI Yearbook 2013. Selma Stern-Taeubler (1890–1981), “German historian. Selma Stern-Taeubler, born in Kippenheim (Baden), was the first girl to attend the Gymnasium in Baden-Baden. She then studied history and languages at the universities of Heidelberg and Munich, graduating in 1913. She specialized at first in general German history, but became interested in the history of German Jewry. In 1919 she was appointed a research fellow at the Akademie fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin at the invitation of its founder and director, the historian Eugen Taeubler, whom she married in 1927. Her special field was compiling source material on the relationship between the Prussian state and its Jews from 1648 to 1812. Her scholarly publications were based on the premise that Judaism had to be studied in the context of the political and cultural environment. The first two volumes of her chief work, Der preussische Staat und die Juden, were published in 1925, and a third volume followed in 1938, but almost the entire edition was destroyed by the Nazis. ” - EJ 2008. She returned to her work on the Preussische Staat later in life, and published a total of four volumes (in eight books) between 1962 and 1971, under the auspices of the LBI. Subjects: Jews - Germany - Prussia. Jews. Juden. Deutschland. Preußen. Germany - Prussia. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-43-55) (ID #33643) $95.00.