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An Introduction to the German Reform (from the Encyclopedia Judaica)


The first reformers were laymen, working without rabbinic leadership. Their primary concerns were the large-scale defections from Judaism in the age of Emancipation and the absence of Western standards of aesthetics and decorum in the traditional manner of Jewish worship. They set about reforming the service by abbreviating the liturgy, introducing the sermon in the vernacular, choral singing with organ accompaniment, and supplementing the standard Hebrew prayers with prayers in the vernacular. Of such a nature was the service conducted by Israel Jacobson in his school chapel in Seesen in 1810, and in his private home in Berlin from 1815 on. 

This style of worship was also adopted by the Hamburg Temple, which was opened in 1818, and was the first regular synagogue established on a Reform basis. Jacobson and his followers had no intention of breaking with tradition. On the contrary, they made every effort to demonstrate, by an appeal to the Talmud and the codes, that their reforms were compatible with traditional Jewish law, but their invocation of rabbinic sources failed to convince the traditionalists. Although the reformers desired neither a break with tradition nor the formation of a new Jewish sect, it is evident—and this is particularly true of the Hamburg Temple and its prayer book (published in 1819)—that the aesthetic improvement of worship was not the sole motivation. Already in the first stage of Reform Judaism some dogmatic considerations came to the fore. The German reformers no longer shared the traditional longing for a return to Zion and the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem and its sacrificial cult. Minor changes in the wording of the liturgy were made to reflect this changed attitude.
Ideological Developments

Although the first steps in the reform of Judaism were taken by laymen, over the next 30 years some outstanding rabbis and scholars rallied to the cause. A new generation of rabbis, with a university education in addition to traditional training, showed themselves sympathetic to the cause of Reform Judaism. Two events brought them to the fore. One was the second edition of the Hamburg Temple prayer book (1841) and the literary warfare to which it gave rise. The other was the invitation extended to Abraham Geiger in 1839 to assume the rabbinate of the Breslau community. This call was opposed by the Orthodox who were already familiar with Geiger's critical and scientific approach to the sources of Judaism. A two-volume work, Responsa on the Compatibility of Free Investigation with the Exercise of Rabbinical Functions (1842–43), provided the platform for the rabbinical friends of progress. Not all, however, ultimately espoused the cause of Reform.

In 1844, 1845, and 1846, rabbinical conferences were held in Brunswick, Frankfort, and Breslau to bring the modernist rabbis together. Since there was no unanimity among the participating rabbis, a discussion of theory was carefully avoided. The conferences were devoted to matters of practice. They provided justifications from traditional sources for liturgical reforms, particularly connected with the use of the vernacular in worship and with organ accompaniment of the service. They also sought to lighten some of the traditional severity of Sabbath observance and laws of marriage and divorce. When Zacharias Frankel left the 1845 conference in protest against a decision adverse to Hebrew, the specific Reform character of those gatherings became clearly evident. Nevertheless, the participating rabbis endeavored to remain within the mainstream of Judaism, refusing to regard Reform as a sect. They remained cool toward the Berlin Reformgemeinde, established on a radical basis in 1845. They also rejected the short-lived Frankfort "Society of the Friends of Reform" (1842), which believed in "unlimited development" and discouraged circumcision.

Although their attitude toward the Talmud and codes was often ambivalent, the German Reform rabbis continued to justify their reforms with references to rabbinic sources. They thus differed significantly from other contemporary manifestations of Reform Judaism, such as the quasi-Karaite position adopted in 1840 by the West London Synagogue of British Jews, which accepted the Bible as the word of God, but rejected the Talmud as a merely human document. It may be noted, however, that British Reform Judaism later adopted a more positive approach to tradition, and developed along rather conservative lines. Therefore, in 1901 a new movement appeared under the name of "Liberal Judaism" espousing a far more radical position, both in theology and in practice. In America, too, Reform Judaism passed through a stage in which the Bible was accepted and the Talmud rejected. This position yielded to the acceptance of the higher criticism of the Bible and to the belief in "Progressive Revelation."

With the exception of the Hamburg Temple and the Berlin Reformgemeinde, German Reform Judaism also differed from attempts in England, the United States, Hungary, and France. In these countries, Reform mostly took place outside of the Orthodox congregations, whereas in Germany the reform was "from within," manifesting itself within old-established communities. There was no continuation of the German rabbinical conferences of the 1840s, and even the "Israelite Synods," in 1869 and 1871, composed of rabbis and laymen, were sparsely attended. Yet the major Jewish communities of Germany, Berlin, Frankfort, Breslau, Munich, etc., adopted reformed liturgies, and organ accompaniment was widespread in German congregations. In contrast to U.S. Reform Judaism, German Reform Judaism always retained a pronounced traditionalist aspect, calling itself "Liberal" rather than "Reform." In Germany, the latter term was restricted to the extremist Berlin Reformgemeinde, the only congregation in Germany with an all-vernacular service, bareheaded worship, and the Sunday Sabbath.

THE THEORIES OF GEIGER

The participation of rabbis in the Reform movement from the 1840s on led to the crystallization of two different theoretical positions associated with the names of Abraham Geiger and Samuel Holdheim respectively. On the basis of his scientific research, Geiger had reached the conclusion that Judaism is a constantly evolving organism. Biblical Judaism was not identical with classical rabbinic Judaism. Similarly, the modern age calls for further evolution in consonance with the changed circumstances. The role played by tradition enabled Judaism to adapt itself constantly. Geiger, for whom tradition and change were synonymous, valued tradition highly, and saw in it the inherent justification of Reform. The modern rabbis are entitled to adapt medieval Judaism, as the early rabbis had the right to adapt biblical Judaism. 

Geiger was also one of the very few Jews of his day who studied the Bible from a critical point of view. He found traces of evolution within the Bible itself. Yet, for Geiger, change in Judaism had always been organic, never revolutionary. The modern changes must develop out of the past, and not represent a revolutionary break with it. Since Judaism as a whole is involved in the process of change, Reform Judaism must not give itself a sectarian appearance. Thus, while radical in his views, Geiger remained basically traditional in liturgy and in practice. For him, monotheism and the moral law are the constant elements of Judaism. Ceremonies have the function of expressing those ideas. Yet they are of value only as long as they fulfill that function. They are, therefore, Judaism's changing element. The nature of the Jewish people, too, is subject to change. Though once a nation, it was one no longer. The messianic hope is to be interpreted in universal terms rather than in terms of national restoration. 

Geiger's theory became basic to all future formulations of Reform doctrine, particularly of that aspect known as "Progressive Revelation." In the light of that doctrine, Reform Judaism was later able to affirm God's participation in the formation of the Talmud, and, accepting the findings of biblical criticism, it was willing to admit human participation in the production of the Bible.

THE THEORIES OF HOLDHEIM

In his recognition of the need for Reform, Holdheim was in agreement with Geiger; but he differed from him both in the theoretical justification and in the practical steps to be taken. For Holdheim, Reform is revolutionary, not evolutionary. The Bible, revealed by God, has a twofold content: the eternally valid religious elements and the temporally bound components of the constitution of the ancient Hebrew commonwealth. The latter came to an end when the Temple and the State were destroyed in 70 C.E. Thereafter, only the religious elements (monotheism and morality) had validity. 

Everything connected with the Temple and State is to be considered abolished. Holdheim put practically the whole "ceremonial law" into this category. He criticized rabbinic Judaism for operating on the assumption that the old "constitution" is still valid and ascribed, at best, a relative validity to rabbinic Judaism, stating "In the talmudic age, the Talmud was right. In my age, I am right." According to one opinion in the Talmud, "ceremonial law" will be abolished in the messianic age. Holdheim saw in the Emancipation of the Jews the dawn of the messianic era of universal brotherhood, calling for the abolition of ceremonial barriers to that brotherhood.

CATALOG CONTENTS:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 1

GERMAN REFORM 5

GERMAN ORTHODOXY 17

RABBINICS & JEWISH THOUGHT 20

TANAKH/HEBREW BIBLE 57

SECOND TEMPLE 71

MEDIEVAL 79

MYSTICISM 95

COMMUNITY HISTORIES 98

FESTSCHRIFTEN & JUBILEE BOOKS 109

JEWISH ART & MUSIC 116

KARAISM 120

SERMONS 122

LITURGY 135

LINGUISTICS 140

YIDDISH (ABOUT) 145A

ZIONISM 148

ANTISEMITISM & THE JEWISH QUESTION 151

HOLOCAUST 154

OTHER GERMAN JUDAICA 157

BOOKS IN HEBREW & JUDEO-GERMAN FROM GERMAN-SPEAKING LANDS 199A

SERIALS / PERIODICALS 206

 


BIBLIOGRAPHY


zunz.jpg (342368 bytes)1. • Bisliches, Mordecai Leib. CATALOG WERTHVOLLER HEBRÄISCHER HANDSCHRIFTEN. Berlin: Druck von Kornegg's Buchdruckerei, 1850. Wrappers; 16mo. vi, 55 pages. In Hebrew. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Text on title page: "Von Dr. L. Zunz, mit Anmerkungen, enthaltend einige Untersuchungen über einzelne in den Handschriften erwähnte Autoren, und Auszüge aus denselben, von Senior Sachs. " Bisliches was editor of some valuable Hebrew works of medieval authors, and a collector of Hebrew manuscripts. This work, in Hebrew the "Ha-Palit, " is a catalogue of eighty valuable Hebrew manuscripts in the possession of Bisliches, described by Leopold Zunz, with additional remarks by Senior Sachs. (JE) Zunz was the founder of the Wissenschaft des Judenthums (Science of Judaism) . OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Yale) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Water damaged; no outer wrappers. Hebrew title page detached, but present. Torn and chipped, with loss of a few letters of text. Rest of text in good condition. (GR-07-6) (ID #15
952) $100.00.

2. • Institut Zur Förderung Der Israelitischen Literatur. BIBLIOTHEK DER GRIECHISCHEN UND RÖMISCHEN SCHRIFTSTELLER ÜBER JUDENTHUM UND JUDEN. ERSTER BAND. 1865. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1865. Quarter leather; 8vo. 144 pages. Embossed spine with gilt titles; spattered edges. In German. Fourth volume. Series: Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur Schriften, 10. Jahr 1864-1865. This series ran from 1865-72. Contents: volume 1: Das leben Mosis von Philo dem Alexandriner. SUBJECT (S): Greek literature -- Jewish authors. Latin literature -- Jewish authors. Jewish literature (Latin) . OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Usual edgewear and age staining. Very good condition. (GR-3-8) (ID #15999) $75.00.

3. • Institut Zur Förderung Der Israelitischen Literatur. BIBLIOTHEK DER GRIECHISCHEN UND RÖMISCHEN SCHRIFTSTELLER ÜBER JUDENTHUM UND JUDEN. ERSTER BAND. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1865. Half leather; 8vo. 144 pages. Embossed spine with gilt titles; spattered edges. In German. Fourth volume. Series: Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur Schriften, 10. Jahr 1864-1865. This series ran from 1865-72. Contents: volume 1: Das leben Mosis von Philo dem Alexandriner. SUBJECT (S): Greek literature -- Jewish authors. Latin literature -- Jewish authors. Jewish literature (Latin) . OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Usual edgewear and age staining. Backstrip chipping. Series title page detached. Text in very good condition. (GR-3-7) (ID #15998) $75.00.

4. • Karpeles, Gustav. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN LITERATUR. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Berlin: Robert Oppenheim, 1886. 1st edition. Half leather; 8vo. Vi, 1172 pages. Marbled edges and endpapers; raised bands; gilt lettering. In German. Series: Geschichte der literatur der europäischen völker. Karpeles was a literary historian, editor of many periodicals including the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums, and the Jahrbuch fuer juedische Geschichte und Literatur. "His most important contribution to Jewish scholarship was the Geschichte der juedischen Literatur...Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Volume I has label of S. J. Strauss on inside front cover. Strauss was a Pennsylvania judge. First volume lacks backstrip; second lacks outer cover. Interior of both volumes in very good condition. (GR-6-21) (ID #15936) $100.00.


GERMAN REFORM

5. • Geiger, Abraham. edited by Ludwig Geiger. NACHGELASSENE SCHRIFTEN. VOLS 1 & 2 ONLY [OF 5]. Berlin: Louis Gerschel, 1875. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 504, viii, 369 pages. Volumes one and two bound together. Marbled edges. In German. Bibliography. 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...His theoretical and practical activities were stamped by intellectual daring and profound knowledge of both Jewish and general subjects, and served his aspiration to make Judaism an integral part of the general European culture in its German context..." (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Jews -- Germany. Jewish question. Binding shaken; backstrip coming loose. Usual age staining. Ex-library with minimal markings. Stamped on title page "Dr. N. Schorsch. " Good condition. (GR-2-13) (ID #15991) $75.00.

6. • Holdheim, Samuel. GESCHICHTE DER ENTSTEHUNG UND ENTWICKELUNG DER JÜDISCHEN REFORMGEMEINDE IN BERLIN. IM ZUSAMMENHANG MIT DEN JÜDISCHREFORMATORISCHEN GESAMMTBESTREBUNGEN DER NEUZEIT. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1857. Cloth; 8vo. Gilt titles. Vii, 254 pages. First edition. In German. Annotated. Includes erratum. Holdheim (1806-1860) was the "leader of Reform Judaism in Germany. Born in Kempno near Poznan, Holdheim received a talmudic education, but began to study German and secular subjects after marrying a woman with a modern education, daughter of a Poznan rabbi. The marriage was unsuccessful and after his divorce he moved to Prague where he began to study philosophy at the university. In 1836 Holdheim was appointed rabbi in Frankfort on the Oder. He preached in German, and in his sermons advocated educational reform which would adjust the younger generation to innovations in tradition. In 1840 he was appointed rabbi of the province of Mecklenburg-Schwerin where he began to introduce slight reforms in the service, such as reading the Torah without cantillation. He was also instrumental in founding a modern religious school in 1841. In 1843 he published Ueber die Autonomie der Rabbinen und das Prinzip der juedischen Ehe in which he expressed the principles of his reform ideology. At the rabbinical conferences (synods) in Brunswick (1844) , Frankfort on the Main (1845) , and Breslau (1846) , Holdheim emerged as a representative of the extremist trend in the Reform movement. In 1847 he was asked to serve as rabbi of the new Reform congregation founded in Berlin where he officiated until his death. In Berlin he introduced radical reforms in the ritual. Services were conducted on both Saturdays and Sundays and after a while on Sundays only. After his death, his opponents, headed by M. J. Sachs, unsuccessfully contested his burial in the part of the cemetery reserved for rabbis. His eulogy was delivered by Abraham Geiger. Holdheim's principal thesis was the separation of the religious and ethical content of Judaism (which should be binding) from the political-national content (which should not be binding) , since Jews are citizens of the countries in which they are living. The Sabbath, for instance, is included in the religious category, while the prohibition on mixed marriages is of a political-national nature, and hence no longer binding. However, Holdheim fails to make a clear distinction between the two areas in his writings; in any case he was also ready to compromise in the religious sphere if the need arose in the country in which the Jews were to be integrated. Holdheim argued that just as during the period of the Temple the performance of sacrifice in the Temple took precedence over observance of the Sabbath, so in modern times the civic duties of clerks, teachers, physicians, and lawyers also take precedence. He publicly defended the right of uncircumcised children to be considered as proper Jews (Uber die Beschneidung, 1844) . In Ma'amar ha-Ishut al Tekhunat ha-Rabbanim ve-ha-Kara'im (1861) , a historical work written in Hebrew and published posthumously, Holdheim attempts, inter alia, to refute Geiger's opinion on the nature of the controversy between the Pharisees and the Sadducees and defends the traditional thesis that the principle in dispute was whether interpretation of the Scripture should be based on the primary meaning (Sadducees) as opposed to midrashic exegesis (Pharisees) . " (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Berlin (Germany) . Jüdische Reformgemeinde. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Lightly age stained. Few margin marks in light pencil. Very good condition. (SW-5-17) (ID #15639) $175.00.

7. • Holdheim, Samuel. VERKETZERUNG UND GEWISSENSFREIHEIT. EIN ZWEITES NOTUM IN DEM HAMBURGER TEMPELSTREIT, MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER ERWIEDERUNG EINES UNGENANNTEN AUF MEIN ERSTES NOTUM. Schwerin: C. Kürschener, 1842. Cloth; 8vo. Marbled boards, spattered edges, gilt title and trim. Iv, 111 pages. First edition. In German. Holdheim was a German rabbi and author; leader of the left wing of the Reform movement. The Hamburg Temple was notable for its liturgical reforms. In this volume ("Branding and freedom of conscience. The Second Notum in the Hamburg Temple Quarrel...") Holdheim "hailed the new movement as an important augury of the quickening influences of modern views. He defended the Hamburg program as thoroughly founded in Judaism and in the very line of the Synagogue's own history, though he was not blind to its inconsistencies. " (Isidore Singer and Emil G. Hirsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Jews in Hamburg. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Bound with THEOLOGISCHE GUTACHTEN ÜBER DAS GEBETBUCH NACH DEM GEBRAUCHE DES NENEN ISRAELITISCHEN TEMPELVEREINS IN HAMBURG. MIT EINER EINLEITUNG. Introduction by M. Fraenkel. Hamburg: B. E. Berendsohn, 1842. 124 pages. In German. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Flyleaf and title page loose but not detached; flyleaf has a tear. Pages dark; occasional margin mark in light pencil. Contents of book written in fountain pen on flyleaf. Good condition. (SW-5-7) (ID #15630) $300.00.

antrage.jpg (376814 bytes)8. • Israelitische Synod. REFERATE ÜBER DIE DER ERSTEN ISRAELITISCHEN SYNODE ZU LEIPZIG ÜBERREICHTEN AUTRÄGE. Berlin: Louis Gerschel, 1871. Half cloth; 8vo. 246 pages. Marbled boards. In German. Conference publication. First was in 1869 in Leipzig. SUBJECT (S): Reform Judaism -- Congresses. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Rebound, preserving original boards. Water damaged; linen backstrip peeling off; cover detached; spine cracked. Text in good condition. (GR-07-3) (ID #15949) $100.00.



9. • Israelitischer Tempel. SEDER HA-`AVODAH. GEBETBUCH FÜR DIE ÖFFENTLICHE UND HÄUSLICHE ANDACHT. Hamburg: B. S. Berendsohn, 1845. Leather; 8vo. 438 pages. Handsomely bound in brown leather; elaborately tooled in gold; all edges gilt. Third, perhaps the second as no copy of the second is known, edition of the prayer book for the new reform movement, incorporating in one work changes already made in practice. There is a German title page which states that the service is for Sabbath and festivals for the New Temple. The text is bilingual, Hebrew and German, the former at the top of the page, the latter below. There are also pages entirely in German. The Hamburg Reform Temple was dedicated in 1818, and in 1819 this prayer book was published to accord with the liturgical ritual of the new congregation. It abbreviates the Hebrew service by omitting prayers deemed unimportant by the compilers, modifies prayers to eliminate mention of a personal Messiah for a Messianic era, omits and modifies some but not all prayers referring to the ingathering of all Jews to Erez Israel. Seder na-Avodah aroused considerable opposition and passion, being considered by many as pure heresy and resulted in polemics from both sides. Seder ha-Avodah is an important work documenting the change from traditional services to those of Reform. (J. J. Petuchowski, Prayerbook Reform in Europe, New York, 1968, p. 356, note 1) . OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Stanford, Wayne State) . "I. Fellheimer" stamped in gold on front cover. Age stained and edgeworn. Top inch of backstrip missing; front hinge gone. Some chipping to last page. Interior in good condition. (SW-5-16) (ID #15638) $350.00.

10. • Israelitischer Tempel (Hamburg, Germany) . SEDER HA-`AVODAH. GEBETBUCH FÜR DIE ÖFFENTLICHE UND HÄUSLICHE ANDACHT. Hamburg: Berendsohn, 1845. ANOTHER COPY, in Wrappers. Usual age staining. Institutional stamp on flyleaf. One leaf torn; two missing leaves are laid in in facsimile. Disbound. Other than flaws mentioned, good condition. (GR-6-2) (ID #15917) $275.00.

11. • Kley, E. and G. Salomon. SAMMLUNG DER NEUESTEN PREDIGTEN: GEHALTEN IN DEM NEUEN ISRAELITISCHEN TEMPEL ZU HAMBURG. Hamburg: J. Ahrons, 1826. Quarter leather; 8vo. 240 pages. Volume 1. In German. Homilies delivered in the Reform temple of Hamburg, Israelitische Tempel zu Hamburg by Eduard Kley and Gotthold Salomon. Eduard Kley (Israel; 1789-1867) , German pedagogue and Reform preacher. Orphaned at an early age, Kley studied Talmud at Breslau and then became tutor to the Beer family of Berlin. There he preached in Israel Jacabson's private temple and associated with L. Zunz, Auerbach, and other reformers. In 1817-18 he and C. S. Ginsburg published in Berlin Die deutsche Synagoge, which proposed a complete liturgy in German. Moving to Hamburg as director of the Jewish free school there, Kley preached in the Hamburg Temple, delivering sermons on Sunday and introducing the organ and a choir. He composed numerous hymns imbued with prevalent Romantic themes. Considered one of the leading preachers of his day, Kley published many collections of his hymns and sermons, which were indebted to F. Schleiermacher and other Protestant preachers. Kley stressed the devotional aspect of religion in his sermons and held that the essence of Judaism was exemplified in the three fundamental principles of Joseph Albo-belief in the existence of G-d, belief in revelation, and belief in divine retribution. Gotthold Salomon (1784-1862) , German preacher and reformer. After receiving a thoroughly Orthodox education, at the age of 16 Salomon was sent to Dessau, where he was influenced by modern trends. He then became a teacher and preached his first sermon there in 1806. A frequent contributor to Sulamith, he also vigorously answered the anti-Semitic writings of the professors C. F. Ruchs and J. F. Fries in 1817 (in 1843 he answered Bruno Bauer) . Two years later he was called to the pulpit of the Hamburg Reform Temple, where he collaborated with E. Kley. His reputation as a preacher had been established by a collection of sermons (Auswahl mehrerer Predigten; 1816) , the first of a voluminous series. Salomon's sermons, modeled, like those of other preachers, on Protestant examples, were praised by his contemporaries, notably H. Heine. When in 1841 Isaac Bernays banned the prayer book he had composed, Salomon defended his position in the subsequent fierce controversy (Das neue Gebetbuch..., 1841) . He vigorously supported the rabbinical assemblies of the mid-1840s in Brunswick, Frankfort, and Breslau. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, German. Reform Judaism -- Sermons. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, Yale, UWisconsin, JNUL) . Bound with G. Salomon, PREDIGTEN IN DEM NEUEN ISRAELITISCHEN TEMPEL. Hamburg: J. Ahrons, 1826. 254 pages. Volume I. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, German. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (NY Public Library) . Boards scuffed; edges and corners worn. Backstrip missing. Age stained. Good condition. Very Early Reform publications (SW-5-13) (ID #15635) $750.00.


12. • Philippson, Ludwig. SILOAH. EINE AUSWAHL VON PREDIGTEN. ZUR ERBAUUNG, SO WIE INSONDERS ZUM VORLESEN IN SYNAGOGEN, DIE DES REDNERS ERMANGELN. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Leipzig: Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, [1859]. Half leather; 8vo. Period binding with marbled edges and boards, raised bands, gilt titles and trim. 3 volumes. 297, 308, 336 pages. Second edition. In German. Philippson was the founder (1837) of the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums and its editor until his death. His newspaper was also dedicated to the struggle for emancipation in all parts of Germany and Europe and fought discrimination and anti-Semitism. Philippson published a popular translation of the Bible which went through three editions (1854, 1858, 1878) together with a revised edition illustrated by Doré (1875) . (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Backstrip of volume 3 partially detached. Some foxing and staining to pages; occasional underlining and notations, mostly in pencil. Good condition. (SW-5-5) (ID #15628) $450.00.

13. • PROTOKOLLE UND AKTENSTÜCKE DER ZWEITEN RABBINER-VERSAMMLUNG, ABGEHALTEN IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN, VOM 15. BIS ZUM 28. JULI 1845. Frankfurt: E. Ullmann, 1845. Cloth; 8vo. Marbled boards, spattered edges, morocco backstrip label with gilt title and trim. Vi, 382 pages. Only edition. In German. Transcript of the Reform rabbinical conferences held in Frankfort to bring the modernist rabbis together. Since there was no unanimity among the participating rabbis, a discussion of theory was carefully avoided. The conferences were devoted to matters of practice. They provided justifications from traditional sources for liturgical reforms, particularly connected with the use of the vernacular in worship and with organ accompaniment of the service. They also sought to lighten some of the traditional severity of Sabbath observance and laws of marriage and divorce. Important early Reform document. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Rabbis -- Germany. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Appears to have been rebound. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Some foxing and staining to pages; occasional margin mark in light pencil. Very good condition. (SW-5-6) (ID #15629) $350.00.

14. • Salomon, Gotthold. MOSE, DER MANN GOTTES. EIN HEILIGES LEBENSGEMÄHLDE. IN EIN UND ZWANZIG KANZELVORTRÄGEN, GEHALTEN IM NEUEN ISRAELITISCHEN TEMPEL ZU HAMBURG. Hamburg: Perthes und Besser, 1835. Half cloth; 8vo. Xxii, 320 pages. In German. Gotthold Salomon (1784-1862) , German preacher and reformer. After receiving a thoroughly Orthodox education, at the age of 16 Salomon was sent to Dessau, where he was influenced by modern trends. He then became a teacher and preached his first sermon there in 1806. A frequent contributor to Sulamith, he also vigorously answered the anti-Semitic writings of the professors C. F. Ruchs and J. F. Fries in 1817 (in 1843 he answered Bruno Bauer) . Two years later he was called to the pulpit of the Hamburg Reform Temple, where he collaborated with E. Kley. His reputation as a preacher had been established by a collection of sermons (Auswahl mehrerer Predigten; 1816) , the first of a voluminous series. Salomon's sermons, modeled, like those of other preachers, on Protestant examples, were praised by his contemporaries, notably H. Heine. When in 1841 Isaac Bernays banned the prayer book he had composed, Salomon defended his position in the subsequent fierce controversy (Das neue Gebetbuch..., 1841) . He vigorously supported the rabbinical assemblies of the mid-1840s in Brunswick, Frankfort, and Breslau. SUBJECT(S): Moses (Biblical leader) . OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Age stained. Cover scuffed and edgeworn. Very good condition. (SW-5-14) (ID #15636) $200.00.

15. • 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 INNINGKEIT UND BEGEISTERUNG. Prague: Wolf Pascheles, 1859. Cloth; 8vo. Xii, 288 pages. In German. Annotated. "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. " SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Meditations. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Owner inscribed on title page. Flyleaf inscription "to Rabbi Gruenwald from Library of Rav Gedalia Mendelsohn with compliments of Samuel Mendelsohn. " Bookplate on inside front cover gifting to institution from Dr. Max Gruenwald. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Reichsvertretung, which led the Jews of Germany during the Nazi period, and later American chairman of the Leo Baeck Institute. Samuel Mendelsohn was a Jewish rabbi, scholar and author, one of the collaborators in the completion of the Jewish Encyclopedia. Age stained; some marginalia in pencil. One page detached but present. Good condition. Bound with Philippson, Ludwig, ISRAELITISCHES PREDIGT- UND SCHUL-MAGAZIN. ZUGLEICH EIN BUCH DER LEHRE FÜR ALLE GLAUBENSTREUEN ISRAELITEN. Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1854. Xviii, 587 pages. In German. Annotated. Edition: 2., theils verm. , theils verminderte Ausg. Rabbi Philippson was a moderate proponent of reform Judaism, a popular preacher, and founder of the Allgemeine Seitung des Judentums and the Institut zur Foerderung der Israelitischen Literatur. (SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Age stained. Some marginalia in ink. Good condition. Also bound with Kley, Eduard. DIE FESTE DES HERRN. ISRAELITISCHE PREDIGTEN FÜR ALLE FESTTAGE DES JAHRES; GEHALTEN IN DEM NEUEN TEMPEL ZU HAMBURG. Berlin: Maurer, 1824. X, 358 pages. In German. This volume is one of many collections of sermons published by the prolific Israel (or Eduard as he called himself) Kley. Kley was the first preacher at the Hamburg Temple, "which inaugurated a reform in the liturgy and stood, in general, for the adaptation of Jewish worship to the spirit of the times. " (Isidore Singer and Meyer Kayserling, JE) Thus an extremely early collection of Reform sermons. SUBJECT(S): High holiday sermons, German. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, JTS, Wisconsin) . Usual age staining. Institutional bookplate. Very good condition. (GR-6-1) (ID #15916) $400.00.

16. • Stern, S. DAS JUDENTHUM UND DER JUDE IM CHRISTLICHEN STAAT: VORLESUNG. Berlin: Buchhandlung des Berliner Lesecabinets, 1845. 44 pages. A lecture by Sigismund Stern (1812-1867) , German teacher and leader of the Berlin Reform movement. After studying philology, in 1835 Stern succeeded I. M. Jost as headmaster of the Berlin Jewish boys' school. In 1845 he gave a series of lectures on the tasks of Judaism which aroused wide interest and controversy. He wished to bring about a revival of religious life, waking it from its then current lethargy, which he felt was caused by the contradictions and frustrations faced by Jews in the modern world. Following his proposal calling for the erection of a "German-Jewish church, " leading classes of Berlin Jewry responded by forming an "Association for Reform in Judaism, " in which Stern played a central role. Contending that Judaism must free itself from its national heritage, he initiated radical reforms and the separate organization of the reformers in Berlin. In 1848, after standing unsuccessfully as candidate for that year's National Assembly, Stern accepted the directorship of the Frankfort on the Main Philanthropin Jewish school. He enlarged the institution, raised its academic standards, and introduced pedagogic (but not religious) innovations, which made him an acknowledged leader of the German methods. SUBJECT(S): Judaism and state. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UWisconsin, JNUL, Niedersachsische Staats-Und U) . Usual age staining. Lacks wrappers. Good condition. (SW-5-35) (ID #15661) $125.00.


GERMAN ORTHODOXY

17. • Lehmann, M. ZUR RECHTEN ZEIT. Mainz: Joh. Wirth'schen, 1893. Cloth; 12mo. 132 pages. Marbled boards. In German. Illustrated with four photographs at end. Text on title page: "Gratis-Beilage zum 'Israelit. '" English translation: Just in Time, A Historical Tale. Marcus Lehmann was an Orthodox rabbi, scholar, and writer. He "wrote polemically against Reform and founded the weekly Israelit (1860-1938) to counter the influence of Ludwig Philippson's Reform periodical, Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums; the Israelit became the principal voice of German Orthodoxy. (Jacob Rothschild, EJ) OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (HUC, OSU, Waseda U) . Edgeworn; front hinge starting. Lower right corner of front board broken off, but present. Pages dark. Good condition. (GR-3-20) (ID #16012) $100.00. 

GR_schlessinger.jpg (911707 bytes)18. • Schlessinger, W. TEFILAT BENOT YERUSHUN. ANDACHTSBUCH FÜR FROMME ISRAELITINNEN MIT DEUTSCHER UEBERSETZUNG, NEBST NEUEN GEBETEN. Sulzbach: H. Frank, 1843. Leather; 16mo. Xii, 462, 29 pages. Gilt titles and bands; all edges gilt; decorative endpapers. Frontispiece plate, though, as "graven images," the faces of its two subjects have been lightly rubbed with pencil (! ) . In German and Hebrew. Prayerbook with text in Hebrew above, German below. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NY Public Library, Yale, Wisconsin, JNUL) . Stamped "R. L. F. " in gold on front cover. Ex-library. Edgeworn; front hinge gone; some age staining to pages; otherwise, very good condition. (GR-5-15) (ID #15915) $100.00. 

19. • Hirsch, Samson Raphael. DIE OFFENE ANTWORT: SR. EHRWÜRDEN DES HERRN DISTRIKTS-RABBINDERS S.B. BAMBERGER ZU WÜRZBURG, AUF SEINEN AN DENSELBEN GERICHTETEN OFFENEN BRIEF. Frankfurt: Kauffmann, 1877. Half leather; 8vo. Period binding with marbled boards and edges. 61 pages. In German. Hirsch (1808-1888) and Bamberger (Seligmann Baer, 1807-1878) were leaders of German Orthodoxy. "In 1872 he [Bamberger] signed a declaration by German and Austrian rabbis demanding that Orthodox Jews leave the Reform-dominated, state-established congregations in accordance with the recently passed Secession Law. However, five years later he was induced by opponents of Secession in Frankfort to approve continued membership in congregations which provided for the needs of the Orthodox, thus lending his authority to the establishment of so-called Communal Orthodoxy. This led to a heated controversy with S. R. Hirsch, the father of Secessionist Orthodoxy" (EJ, 1972, 4: 155) . Bound with: JAHRES-BERICHT DES RABBINER-SEMINARS ZU BERLIN FÜR 1902/1903 (5663) ERSTATTET VOM CURATORIUM. MIT EINER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN BEILAGE VON DR. D. HOFFMANN: "DIE WICHTIGSTEN INSTANZEN GEGEN DIE GRAF-WELLHAUSENSCHE HYPOTHESE". HEFT I. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1903. 151, 42 pages. In German. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Also bound with: JAHRES-BERICHT DES RABBINER-SEMINARS ZU BERLIN FÜR 1906/1907 (5667) ERSTATTET VOM CURATORIUM. MIT EINER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN BEILAGE VON DR. D. HOFFMANN: MIDRASCH-TANNAIM ZUM DEUTERONOMIUM. I. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1908. VIII, 126, 42 pages. In German and Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Also bound with: Feilchenfeld, Wolf. DIE JÜDISCHEN GEGNER DER HEIMKEHR UND DES TEMPELBAUS UNTER CYRUS, EINE EXEGETISCHE STUDIE ÜBER JESAIAS KAP. 65 UND 66. 36 PAGES. In German. Offprint. Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Isaiah LVI-LXVI -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (UChicago/2, Stanford, Meadville-Lombard) . Also bound with: JAHRES-BERICHT DES RABBINER-SEMINARS ZU BERLIN FÜR 1906/1907 (5667) ERSTATTET VOM CURATORIUM. VORANGEHT EINE WISSENSCHAFTLICHE ARBEIT DES DOCENTEN DR. J. WOHLGEMUTH: "DIE UNSTERBLICHKEITSLEHRE IN DER BIBEL". Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1899. 58, 41 pages. In German. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Also bound with: Lerner, M. GUTACHTEN RABBINER ALLER LÄNDER ÜBER EXHUMIERUNG UND ASCHENURNENBEISETZUNG AUF JÜDISCHEN FRIEDHÖFEN. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1905. Xxiv, 133 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Funeral rites and ceremonies, Jewish. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, Yale, UCalif Law School) . The Feilchenfeld offprint is stamped "A[lexander? ] Marx" and "Dr. N. A. Nobel, Rabbiner Königsberg i. Pr. " Alexander Marx was the JTS librarian for fifty years. Some wear to corners and spines. Pages brown. Good condition. (SW-5-1) (ID #15624) $275.00. 


RABBINICS & JEWISH THOUGHT

20. • Aptowitzer, V. SHRIFTWORT IN DER RABBINISCHEN LITERATUR. COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES. Vienna: In Kommission bei A. Hölder (Heft I & II) and Verlag der Israel. -Theol. Lehranstalt(Heft III-V) , 1906-15. Half cloth; 8vo. 62, 78, vii, 173, 82 pages. Five volumes bound together in one. Contents: Heft I. Prolegomena. Heft II. [no heading] Heft. III. Samuel II -- Heft IV. Josua -- Heft. V. Richter. Volumes 3 & 4 paged continuously. Bibliographical citations. Victor Aptowitzer was a rabbinic scholar who "taught Talmud at the Hebrew Teachers' College in Vienna...A confirmed Zionist, he gave his lectures in Hebrew...He investigated, among other things, the biblical quotations in the Talmud and in the Midrash which vary from the masoretic text. Of particular importance in this field is his Das Schriftwort in der Rabbinischen Literatur (4 vols. , 1906-15) . " (Moshe Nahum Zobel & Moshe David Herr, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Bound with Chajes, H. -P. , QUELQUES REMARQUES SUR LES CITATIONS BIBLIQUES DANS LE TALMUD. Offprint from Revue des Etudes Juives, XLII, 1901, 123-5 pages. In French. Chajes was a rabbi, scholar, and Zionist leader, author of hundreds of books and articles. Aptowitzer was the editor of a memorial volume dedicated to him. (EJ) Ex-library. Alexander Marx's copy, with his stamps on the title page of each section. Marx was the legendary librarian of the JTS for 50 years. Edgeworn; hinges broken; top of spine chipped. 1" missing from top corner of front flyleaf. Interior of book in good condition. (GR-3-21) (ID #16013) $250.00.

21. • Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Pakuda; Yehudah Ibn Tibon; M E Stern. TORAT HOVOT HA-LEVAVOT .... Vienna: Druck und Verlag von Edl. V. Schmidbauer und Holzwarth, 1853. Cloth; 8vo. Xx, 476 pages. Marbled boards. In Arabic, German and Hebrew. Annotated. Title on added title page: "'Choboth ha-l'baboth. ' Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten. Zur Veredlung der religiösen und sittlichen Denk- und Handlungrweise. Von rabbi Bechaiji ben Josef. Mit einer, nach Jehuda Ebn Tibbons ebräischer Uebertagung des arabischen Originales, wortgetreuen neuen Deutschen Uebersetzung, nebst exegetischen Anmerkungen über schwierge Bibelcitataund einer metrisch-gereimten Uebersetzung der "Mahnrede" von M. E. Stern. " Bahya was "an original thinker of high rank, thoroughly familiar with the entire philosophical and scientific Arabic literature, as well as with the rabbinical and philosophical writings of the Jews...This book was the first Jewish book of ethics, and "was intended to be, and it deservedly became, a popular book among the Jews throughout the world, and parts of it were recited for devotional purposes during the Penitential Days. " (Kaufmann Kohler and Isaac Broydé, JE) SUBJECT: Jewish ethics. Judaism. OCLC lists six copies worldwide of this edition. Edgeworn; corners bumped; cover scuffed. Pages a bit wrinkled. Interior very clean and tight. Good condition. (SW-1) (ID #15581) $60.00.

SW_bernfeld.jpg (466625 bytes)22. • Bernfeld, S. DER TALMUD. SEIN WESEN, SEINE BEDEUTUNG UND SEINE GESCHICHTE. Berlin: S. Calvary, 1900. Cloth; 8vo. Iv, 120 pages. Bernfeld was a rabbi, scholar and author who popularized and disseminated much important literary and scientific knowledge. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jewish learning and scholarship. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Ex-library; original paper wrappers in newer cloth binding. Corners worn; original wraps soiled; corner of front wrap chipped off; interior loose in binding. Interior in very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15601) $100.00.

23. • Cohen, Hermann. ETHIK DES REINEN WILLENS. Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1904. Half leather; royal 8vo. Xvii, 641 pages. Marbled boards; gilt bands and titles; spattered edges; decorative endpapers. In German. Series: System der philosophie zweiter teil. Hermann Cohen was a German philosopher who spent most of his career teaching at the University of Marburg. "Cohen's early works were devoted to a critical evaluation of idealism as embodied in the thought of Plato and, particularly, of Kant. [His early] critical works brought Cohen to a new interpretation of Kant's philosophy which came to be known as the Marburg School of neo-Kantianism. This approach found its expression in his three systematic works: Logik der reinen Erkenntnis (1902) , Die Ethik des reinen Willens (1904) , and Die Aesthetik des reinen Gefuehls (1912) . The titles of these works reflect Cohen's contention that philosophy is divisible into three branches-logic, ethics, and aesthetics-which investigate, respectively, the underlying assumptions of the three basic modes of consciousness-thinking, willing, and feeling...Considering ethics and its relation to science, Cohen held that the freedom of man, which is the basis of ethics, is not contradictory to the law of causality in natural science, for freedom and causality are both only methodological presuppositions used in the construction of two different systems which can exist simultaneously. The dignity of man is central to Cohen's ethical thought. A proponent of humanistic socialism, he regarded a nation's treatment of its working classes as an index of its level of morality. While he called Marx 'God's historical messenger, ' he rejected historical materialism as well as the atheistic trends prevalent in the workers' movement. " (Samuel Hugo Bergman, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Free will and determinism. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ex-library. A. Stanley Dreyfus's copy; Dreyfus is a rabbi, author, and instructor at Hebrew Union College. Also stamped "Dr. Med. B. Lipschitz" on title page. Edgeworn; portions of top edge (1/2") dampstained. Backstrip detached, with one inch of top corner missing. Binding solid; interior very good condition. (GR-3-17) (ID #16009) $100.00.

24. • Fischer, Karl. GUTMEINUNG ÜBER DEN TALMUD DER HEBRÄER. Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1883. Paper Wrappers, DISBOUND. Lacks backstrip, paper brown & somewhat fragile; 8vo; 6 + 112 pages; Translator is based in Prague. "Verfasset von Karl Fischer, k. K. Zensor, Revisor und Translator im hebräischen Fache zu Prag" "Nach einem manuscript von 1802" (cz-1) (ID #2642) $45.00.

25. • Gelbhaus, Sigmund. MITTELHOCHDEUTSCHE DICHTUNG IN IHRER BEZIEHUNG ZUR BIBLISCH-RABBINISCHEN LITTERATUR. Frankfurt a.M., J. Kauffmann, 1st edition thus. 1893. Cloth, Small 8vo, 62, 40, 33, 73 pages. 4 volumes in one. Gesammelte Ausgabe., von S. Gelbhaus. In German. “Middle High German Poetry and its Relationship to Biblical-Rabbinic Literature.” Author was the Rabbi & preacher at the Prague Templegemeinde. Contents: 1. Freidank's Bescheidenheit.--2. Über die Gedichte Walthers von der Vogelweide.--3. Über den Parceval Wolframs von Eschenbach.--4. Über Dichtungen Hartmanns von Aue. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Waterdamage thoughout, outerboards warped, paper & internal binding remain OK. Fair Condition. (CZ-1) $50.00.

26. • Guttmann, Alexander. ENTHÜLLTE TALMUDZITATE. Berlin: Philo, 1930. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 188 pages. First edition. Volume I of a 2-volume work. Marbled boards and edges. In German. Alexander Guttmann, son of Michael, was a scholar and rabbi who taught Talmud at Hebrew Union College from 1940. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Flyleaf and title page stamped "Oberrat der Israeliten Badens. " Top of spine chipped, and front edge bumped. Binding tight and interior in very good condition. (GR-4-9) (ID #16025) $75.00.

GR_hamburger.jpg (879914 bytes)27. • Hamburger, Jacob. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE FÜR BIBEL UND TALMUD: WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER & C. SUPPLEMENTBAND ZUR ABTEILUNG I UND II. Leipzig: In Commission von K. F. Koehler, 1886. Quarter leather; 8vo. Viii, 158 pages. In German. Marbled edges. Supplement to a 6-volume set. Indexed and annotated. Hamburger was a German rabbi and scholar. This work was the first such work ever published in the German language. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Original marbled boards have been covered with cloth, which is peeling. Spine is chipping, with part of backstrip not present. Interior in very good condition. (GR-5-5) (ID #15904) $150.00.

SW_hamburger.jpg (891806 bytes)28. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE FÜR BIBEL UND TALMUD: WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER & C. SUPPLEMENTBAND II ZUR ABTEILUNG I UND II. Leipzig: In Commission von K. F. Koehler, 1891. Cloth; large 8vo. 177 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement II to Sections I and II. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-Encyclopädie für Bibel und Talmud was published 1886-1901. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists six copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Bookplate. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15592) $150.00.

29. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE FÜR BIBEL UND TALMUD: WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER & C. SUPPLEMENTBAND III ZUR ABTEILUNG I UND II. Leipzig: In Commission von K. F. Koehler, 1892. Cloth; large 8vo. 156 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement III to Sections I and II. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-encyclopädie für Bibel und Talmud was published 1886-1901. It was the first Jewish encyclopedia in German. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists six copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15593) $150.00.

30. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE DES JUDENTUMS. WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER, SCHULINSPEKTOREN U. A. M. ABTEILUNG III SUPPLEMENT IV. Strelitz: Im Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1897. Cloth; large 8vo. 138 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement IV to Section III. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-Encyclopädie des Judentums was published starting in 1862. It was the first Jewish encyclopedia in German. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15594) $150.00.

31. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE DES JUDENTUMS. WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER, SCHULINSPEKTOREN U. A. M. ABTEILUNG III SUPPLEMENT V. Leipzig: In Commission von K. F. Koehler, 1900. Cloth; large 8vo. 146 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement V to Section III. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-Encyclopädie des Judentums was published from 1874 to 1905. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15595) $150.00.

32. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE DES JUDENTUMS. WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER, SCHULINSPEKTOREN U. A. M. ABTEILUNG III SUPPLEMENT VI, SCHLUKHEFT. Strelitz: Im Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1901. Cloth; large 8vo. 128 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement VI to Section III. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-Encyclopädie des Judentums was published from 1874 to 1905. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15596) $150.00.

33. • Heschel, Abraham. MAIMONIDES: EINE BIOGRAPHIE. Berlin: Erich Reiss, 1935. Cloth; 12mo. 288 pages. 1st edition. "Erstes bis drittes tausend. " Gilt titles. In German. Bibliography pages 280-88. Series: Judentum in geschichte und gegenwart; eine schriftenreihe... I. Heschel is "one of the most influential modern philosophers of religion in the U. S. Where his work is recognized in Jewish and Christian circles. " (Fritz A. Rothschild, EJ) Ex-library with all the usual markings; rebound. Cover slightly scuffed. Very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15597) $40.00.

34. • Hirsch, Menko Max, Ed. FRUCHT VOM BAUM DES LEBENS: OZER PEROTH EZ CHAJIM. Berlin-antwerpen, Soncino Gesellschaft, 1937. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 4to, 10, 365 pages. 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. (GR-07-12) Very Good Condition. A Beautiful Copy. (ID #15899) $400.00.

35. • Hirsch, Menko Max, Ed. FRUCHT VOM BAUM DES LEBENS: OZER PEROTH EZ CHAJIM. Berlin-antwerpen, Soncino Gesellschaft, 1937. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 4to, 10, 365 pages. 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. (GR-5-16) Spine worn with repairs, otherwise Good+ Condition. (ID #15898) $300.00.

36. • Jodl, Friedrich. edited by Wilhelm Börner. ALLGEMEINE ETHIK. Stuttgart and Berlin: J. G. Cotta, 1918. Cloth; 8vo. Xii, 417 pages. Gilt titles. In German. 1. Und 2. Auflage. Bibliography. Jodl was a German philosopher and psychologist, a humanist, professor and author of many works, notably on ethics. SUBJECT (S): Ethics. Ethics, Evolutionary. Library binding. Leo Jung's copy, inscribed by him on title page. Jung was an Orthodox rabbi, professor of ethics at both Yeshiva University and Stern College, and a noted writer himself. Cover sunned. Very good condition. (GR-2-1) (ID #15975) $40.00.

37. • Krauss, Samuel. DIE WIENER GESERAH VOM JAHRE 1421. Vienna and Leipzig: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1920. Cloth; 8vo. X, 264 pages. Gilt titles. In German. Extensive notes; bibliography, and indexes. Krauss was a historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar, author of over 1300 articles and monographs. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Austria. Ex-library with all the usual markings. Edgeworn; corners bumped. Pages very dark; some loose and/or chipped. Fair condition. (GR-2-2) (ID #15976) $40.00.

38. • Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHÄOLOGIE. Complete in 3 volumes. 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 with some expert repairs. 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) $300.00.

SW_krauss.jpg (917013 bytes)39. • Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHÄOLOGIE. Complete in 3 volumes. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1910-12. Cloth; 8vo. Three volumes. Beautifully bound with embossed cover, gilt titles, decorative endpapers, and marbled edges. Approximately 2000 pages. 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. Ex-library with minimal markings. Edgeworn; spine of volume III is faded, and spine of volume I has a crease. Very good condition. (SW-4) (ID #15608) $275.00.

40. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1898-1911. Cloth; large 8vo. Xxv, 469, lv, 404 pages. Bound in original dark green cloth with blindstamped ruled borders to covers and gold lettering and rules to spine. In German. Lazarus was a German philosopher and psychologist; Ethik des Judentums was his major work. In it, "Lazarus presents Jewish ethics as an 'objective-immanent' system. This system is based on an empirical, positivistic approach toward Jewish studies which holds that Jewish teachings on any subject must be derived from an analysis of Jewish sources. In selecting this approach, Lazarus departs from the 'constructive-speculative' philosophies of his 19th-century predecessors Solomon Formstecher and Samuel Hirsch, who brought a philosophic formalism to the analysis of the Jewish sources. Thus, philosophy, according to Lazarus, does not provide a preexistent scheme for Wissenschaft des Judentums ('Science of Judaism') , but is a methodological aid for discovering the objective unity of the "ethical cosmos, " as it appears throughout the Jewish literary tradition. Lazarus distinguishes between the subjective-formal approach to Jewish ethics, in which a philosophic formalism provides the starting point of investigation, and the objective-content one, in which the investigation begins with the sources themselves. He takes the latter approach as his own. He does this because in biblical and rabbinic literature, will, intent, and the Jewish way of life, rather than reflection and speculation, are the primary principles. (Franz Rosenzweig later based his existential philosophy on the same idea. ) Lazarus accepts this position for another reason: A Jewish ethical world view based on this conception possesses greater depth and clarity than one based on formal concepts and theoretical speculation. Lazarus emphasizes the religious character of obligation in Jewish ethics. God is the supreme, hidden principle on whom Judaism depends and who makes its whole legal structure necessary. Lazarus conceives of Jewish ethics in line with the autonomous ethics of Kant, holding that the absolute characteristic of Jewish ethics is expressed in immediate inner certainty, though he does not follow Kant completely. Such conceptualization was made possible by establishing an ethical norm as the highest source of the moral imperative, to which even God is subordinate. Lazarus was ambiguous with regard to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics, and this ambiguity was the basis of attack against his system, both by those who accused him of inconsistency and by those who held that he had not done justice to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics. In Lazarus' conception Jewish ethics is fundamentally social-universal. This position countered the particularist trends of Judaism and, in particular, of 19th-century Jewish theology. However, the fact of a universal aspect to Jewish ethics does not entail teaching and disseminating Jewish beliefs throughout the world. Rather, its existence reflects an attitude and a total way of life, based on the threefold conception God, the world, and mankind, that Jews should embrace. The central concept underlying this view of Jewish life is holiness. Holiness, according to Lazarus, is not numinous, nor transcendental, but a quality to be embodied in human life. It is defined as the 'ultimate goal of morality. '" (Moshe Schwarcz, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Ethics. Bit of edgewear to spine. Text is printed on excellent heavy bond, which is still clean and bright, with generous margins. Very good condition. (GR-1-8) (ID #15971) $125.00.

41. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. [VOL I ONLY]. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1898. Cloth; 8vo. Xxv, 469 pages. First edition. Cover scuffed. Front hinge starting. A few pages bent. Ex-library. Bookplate of Rev. Simon R. Cohen (of Keap Street Temple, Brooklyn in the early 20th century) on inside front cover. Good condition. (GR-2-6) (ID #15982) $50.00.

42. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. [VOL I ONLY]. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1898. Half cloth; 8vo. Xxv, 469 pages. First edition. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Backstrip loosening. Flyleaf detached Usual age staining. Few notes in pencil. Interior in good condition. (GR-2-7) (ID #15983) $50.00.

43. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. [VOL I ONLY]. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1899. Half cloth; 8vo. Xxv, 469 pages. Marbled edges. In German. "Drittes Tausend. " Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Most of backstrip gone. Front hinge starting. Usual age staining. Few notes in pencil. Interior in good condition. (GR-2-8) (ID #15984) $50.00.

44. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. [VOL I ONLY]. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1898. Half leather; 8vo. Xxv, 469 pages. First edition. Marbled boards with gold lettering and rules to spine. Bit of edgewear to spine. Henry O. Bernstein's bookplate on flyleaf. 1/2" by 5" piece has been cut from top of title page, not affecting text. Edges and corners worn; boards scuffed. Good condition. (GR-2-5) (ID #15981) $50.00.

45. • Levy, Jacob. NEUHEBRÄISCHES UND CHALDÄISCHES WÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DIE TALMUDIM UND MIDRASCHIM. ZWEITER BAND (ONLY) . Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1879. Half leather; 4to. 542 pages. First edition. Marbled boards; raised bands; gilt titles. In German. Volume 2 of 4. "Nebst beiträgen von Heinrich Leberecht Fleischer. " This work was the masterpiece of Jacob Levy, German rabbi and lexicographer. "Levy was the first to apply modern scientific methods to rabbinic lexicography; and he aided considerably toward rousing Christian scholars to an interest in rabbinical literature. All subsequent work in the field of Talmudic lexicography has been based on Levy's labors. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- German. Midrash -- Dictionaries. Title Subject: Talmud -- Dictionaries. Ex-library. Some Damp stains. Front hinge starting. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Text in very good condition. Volumes 1 & 4 also available, please ask (GR-07A-3) (ID #16050) $50.00. 

46. • Luzzatto, Mosche Chaim, and Oskar Sachariasohn. LEBENSFÜHRUNG DER REDLICHEN. MIT EINER NEBEN DEM TEXT BEFINDLICHEN DEUTSCHEN ÜBERSETZUNG. Budapest: Osias Geyer, 1907. Cloth; 8vo. 231, 7 pages. Embossed boards with gilt titles. In German and Hebrew. Luzzatto was an 18th-century kabbalist, writer of ethical works, and Hebrew poet; leader of a group of religious thinkers, who were mainly interested in the problems of redemption and messianism and probably tried to use their mystical knowledge to hasten the era of redemption. Luzzatto was born in Padua, Italy, into one of the most important, oldest, and most respectable families in Italian Jewry...Regarded as a genius from childhood, he knew Bible, Talmud, Midrash, halakhic literature, and classical languages and literature thoroughly. He also had an extensive knowledge of contemporary Italian culture. [He also] had a good scientific education. " (Joseph Dan, EJ) SUBJECT(S: Ethics, Jewish. Ethics. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Illinois, NY Public Library, JNUL) . Pages brown; binding loose. Good condition. (SW-5-27) (ID #15648) $125.00.

47. • Margolis, Isaac. ERZÄHLUNGEN JESCHURUN'S; CHARAKTERBILDER UND SAGEN AUS DEM TALMUD BAWLI, JERUSALMI, MIDRASCH, JALKOT UND SOHAR. Berlin: Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1877. Cloth; 8vo. Xxviii, 234 pages. Marbled boards. In Hebrew. Added title-page in Hebrew. Hebrew title reads: Sippure Yeshurun. Margolis was a Russo-Polish rabbi; his "Sippure Yeshurun" (Berlin, 1876) , is "a collection of Talmudic and Midrashic legends, anecdotes, etc. , written in an elegant Hebrew style. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Paraphrases, tales, etc. Midrash. Paraphrases, tales, etc. Yalkut. Paraphrases, tales, etc. Zohar. Paraphrases, tales, etc. OCLC lists 3 copies of this book worldwide (Yale, George Washington U. , Cleveland Public Library) . Adolf Jellinek's copy, with his stamp. Jellinek was an Austrian rabbi and scholar; "the greatest, most gifted Jewish preacher that modern Judaism has produced. His thorough knowledge of the Midrash, and the startling uses he made of it in his sermons, distinguish him especially from all his contemporaries and predecessors. In his discourses he is the most brilliant apologist of Judaism and the most accomplished and courageous opponent of all its enemies, both within and without the Synagogue. All his addresses are timely answers of Judaism to present-day questions and problems of intellectual and national life, of religion and science. " (JE) Boards detached; backstrip gone. Pages very dark with some chipping. Fair condition. (GR-3-12) (ID #16004) $100.00.

48. • Nobel, Josef. HERMON, VERSUCHE ÜBER ISRAELS LEBENSIDEEN IM GEISTE DES AGADISCHEN SCHRIFTTHUMS. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1892. Cloth; 8vo. 333 pages. Embossed spine; gilt titles. In German. At head of title: Hermon (in Hebrew) . Josef Nobel was a Hungarian rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and author. Hermon is essays on Israel's ideals in the spirit of the Agadah. SUBJECT(S): Aggada -- Commentaries. Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Backstrip cracked; cover nearly detached. Scuffed and edgeworn. Usual age staining. Good condition. (GR-3-15) (ID #16007) $150.00.

49. • Nork, Fr. [Selig Korn]. VOLLSTÄNDIGES HEBRÄISCH-CHALDÄISH-RABBINISCHES WÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DAS ALTE TESTAMENT: DIE THARGUMIM, MIDRASCHIM UND DEN TALMUD, MIT ERLÄUTERUNGEN AUS DEM BEREICHE DER HISTORISCHEN KRITIK, ARCHÄOLOGIE, MYTHOLOGIE, NATURKUNDE, ETC., . UND MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER DICTA MESSIANA, ALS BINDEMITTEL DER SCHRIFTEN DES ALTEN UND NEUEN BUNDES. Grimma: Verlags-Comptoirs, 1842. Cloth; royal 8vo. 576 pages. In German. Friedrich N. Nork was a pseudonym of Selig Korn, German writer and mythologist, author of many satirical works. This particular work is a "Complete Hebrew Chaldäish-Rabbinical Dictionary of the Old Testament: the Thargumim, Midraschim and the Talmud, with Explanations from the Area of Historical Criticism, Archeology, Mythology, Natural History, etc. , and with Special Consideration of the Dicta Messiana. " SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- German. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Usual age staining. Title page has been reinforced. Very good condition. (GR-4-6) (ID #16022) $50.00.

50. • Philippson, Ludwig, editor. SEDER HA-HAFTAROT. DAS BUCH DER HAPHTOROTH. TEXT, UEBERSETZUNG UND AUSFÜHRLICHE ERLÄUTERUNG. Leipzig: Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung, 1859. Leather and morocco; 8vo. Period binding with spattered edges, raised bands, gilt titles and trim. Iv, 281 pages. In Hebrew and German. Philippson was the founder (1837) of the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums and its editor until his death. His newspaper was also dedicated to the struggle for emancipation in all parts of Germany and Europe and fought discrimination and anti-Semitism. Philippson published a popular translation of the Bible which went through three editions (1854, 1858, 1878) together with a revised edition illustrated by Doré (1875) . (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Haftarot -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Owner inscribed; few notes in pencil and ink. Heavy edgewear; boards scuffed. Pages foxed. Good condition. (SW-5-3) (ID #15626) $125.00.

51. • (Polak, Leo) Strack, Hermann L. EINLEITUNG IN DEN TALMUD. VIERTE, NEUBEARBEITETE AUFLAGE. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1908. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 182 pages. Marbled edges. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Series: Schriften des Instutum judaicum in Berlin, Number. 2. Bibliography: p. 81-82, 139-175. Strack was a German Protestant theologian and Orientalist; assistant professor of Old Testament exegesis and Semitic languages at the University of Berlin; and "the foremost Christian authority in Germany on Talmudic and rabbinic literature, [who] studied rabbinics under Steinschneider. Since the reappearance of anti-Semitism in Germany Strack has been the champion of the Jews..."Einleitung in den Talmud" [is] a revised reprint of his article on the subject in Herzog-Hauck's "Real-Encyklopädie, " to which he made a whole series of contributions on rabbinic subjects. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Foxing to flyleaves. Bookplate of Leo Polak on inside front cover. Polak (1880-1941) was a Jewish Dutch philosopher who played an important part in the free-thought movement in the Netherlands. He was murdered by the Germans. Very good condition. (GR-6-17) (ID #15932) $50.00.

52. • Rashi; Berliner, Abraham. RASCHI DER KOMMENTAR DES SALOMO B. ISAK ÜBER DEN PENTATEUCH. NACH HANDSCHRIFTEN, SELTENEN AUSGABEN U.DEM TALMUD KOMMENTAR DES VERFASSERS MIT BESONDERER RÜCKSICHT AUF DUE NACHGEWIESENEN QUELLEN KRITISCHE HERGESTELLT. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1905. Half leather; 8vo. Period binding with marbled boards and edges, decorative endpapers, embossed spine, gilt titles. Xxviii, 456 pages. In Hebrew and German. Edition: 2. Ganz umgearb. Aufl. Berliner was a German scholar and author with a "vast knowledge of rabbinic literature and of ancient and modern languages...He prepared the first critical edition of Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch, giving Rashi's sources and explanatory notes (1866) . In the completely revised second edition (1905) he added a vocabulary of foreign words used in the commentary. " (Alexander Carlebach, EJ) Rashi was a notable eleventh-century commentator on the Bible and Talmud. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Some wear to edges; boards scuffed. Pages brown. Top two inches of backstrip chipping and peeling. Good condition. (SW-5-2) (ID #15625) $60.00.

SW_schlesinger.jpg (359412 bytes)53. • Schlesinger, Michel. SATZLEHRE DER ARAMÄISCHEN SPRACHE DES BABYLONISCHEN TALMUDS. Leipzig: Verlag der Asia Major, 1928. Cloth; 8vo. Xix, 330 pages. 1st edition. Gilt titles. In German. Series: Veröffentlichungen der Alexander Kohut-Stiftung, Bd. 1. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language -- Syntax. Talmud. Pages brown. Very good condition. (SW-3) (ID #15605) $150.00.

54. • Stern, Ludwig. `AMUDE HA-GOLAH, ODER, DIE VORSCHRIFTEN DER THORA, WELCHE ISRAEL IN DER ZERSTREUUNG ZU BEOBACHTEN HAT: EIN LEHRBUCH DER RELIGION FÜR SCHULE UND FAMILIE. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1895. Wrappers; 8vo. Xi, 300 pages. In German. Title in Hebrew at head. "Dritte verbesserte Auflage. " "Verzeichnis" (index) and "Inhaltsübersicht" (outline) at end. Rabbi Stern was a German Talmudic scholar, teacher, and author. Die Vorschriften der Thora ("The Precepts of Torah, which Israel in the Diaspora Must Observe: A Textbook for School and Home") is a translation of the Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chayim) . SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Jewish ethics. Jewish law. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Princeton, Yeshiva) . Edgeworn; corners bumped. Backstrip missing. Age darkened. Stamped "Leo Rosenfeld" on inside front cover. Interior in very good condition. (GR-6-24) (ID #15939) $50.00.

55. • Stern, Salomo Gottlieb, Yehudi Ben Sheshet. LIBER RESPONSIONUM. PARTICULA I. CONTINET: PARTICULA II. CONTINENT RESPONSIONES DISCIPULORUM R. MENAHEM BEN SARUK, I.E. BEN KAFRON, JEHUDA B. DAUD, ISAAK IBN CHIQUITILLA CONTRA RESPONSIONES DUNASCH B. LABRAT ... RESPONSIONES DISCIPULI DUNASCH B. LABRAT . I.E. JEHUDI B. SCHESCHAT.... Vienna, 1870. Half cloth; 8vo. Lxxvi, 104, 44, 60 pages. Three parts in one volume. In Hebrew. Added title page in Hebrew. Yehudi ben Sheshet was a tenth-century Spanish Hebrew grammarian and poet. He wrote, between 970 and 990, "a work against the responsa of the students of Menahem b. Saruk written in reply to Dunash's criticism of their teacher (it was published by S. G. Stern in 1870) . Yehudi's work is composed like the responsa of Dunash and those of the students of Menahem: the first part is in metric form, and is followed by rhymed prose serving as introduction to the second part, which contains explanations of metalinguistic subjects in the poem. From this work, the names of several of Menahem's students are known: Ibn Kapron, Judah b. David Hayyuj, and Isaac b. Gikatilla. Yehudi deals with 41 questions, answering the greater part of the objections which Menahem's students had made against Dunash. In 21 responsa explanations are given for some biblical terms. In 10 responsa Yehudi deals with roots of several words and lexical units to which they belong. In one responsum Yehudi replies to the objection voiced by Menahem's students concerning the introduction of Arabic metric patterns into Hebrew poetry. In four responsa he deals with objections against Dunash's usage of several words. Yehudi defends his teacher by citing biblical usage. Three responsa object to some usages of Menahem and his students. Another deals with the position of dalet and tet in the classification of the letters of the alphabet into "root" letters and "servile" letters (prefixed, infixed, suffixed) . In the last responsum Yehudi admits that one objection made by Dunash was based on a misunderstanding. (ID #15980) $75.00.

56. • 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. Back hinge starting. Interior very nice; binding tight. In good+ condition for its age. (SW-1) (ID #15574) $300.00.


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57. • Blau, Ludwig. ZUR EINLEITUNG IN DIE HEILIGE SCHRIFT. Budapest, 1894. Cloth; 8vo. Vi, 129, 33 pages. In German. Series: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest fur das Schuljahr 1893-. Monograph is followed by standard Jahresbericht material: p. [3]-33. Includes bibliographical references. Blau was a prolific Budapest scholar. This work deals with the canon of Scripture. It is "especially valuable for the light it throws upon the history of the Bible text in the early synagogue. " (Isidore Singer, JE) SUBJECT(S): Masorah. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, Textual. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Library binding. Pages brown. Stamped on title page "Akademie für die Wissenschaft des Judentums. " Very good condition. (SW-5-11) (ID #15633) $60.00.

ehrentheil.jpg (246602 bytes)58. • Ehrentheil, Adolf. MATEH AHARON. DER AHARONSSTAB. HAUSPOSTILLE FÜR JÜDISCHE FAMILIEN, ENTHÄLT HOMILETISCHE BETRACHTUNGEN ÜBER DIE HAFTORAH'S ZU DEN BÜCHERN MOSIS. Prague: Gottlieb Schmeltes, 1861. Cloth; small 8vo. 285, 55 pages. In German. Devotional book for Jewish families; homiletic considerations on the Haftarot and the five books of Moses; material for sermons to be used by rabbis and preachers. SUBJECT (S): Haftarot -- Homiletical use. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, Yale, NY Public Library, JNUL) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Usual age staining. Front hinge gone. Has been rebound. Title page detached, but present. Lower corner of about 30 leaves dog-eared or chipped. Binding tight; interior in good condition. (GR-07A-15) (ID #16062) $60.00. 


59. • Geiger, Abraham, Paul Kahle, and Nachum Czortkowski. URSCHRIFT UND ÜBERSETZUNGEN DER BIBEL, IN IHRER ABHÄNGIGKEIT VON DER INNERN ENTWICKLUNG DES JUDENTUMS. Frankfurt: Verlag Madda, 1928. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 500, 51 pages. Second edition. In German. Edition: 2. Aufl. Mit einer Einführung von Paul Kahle und einem Anhang enthaltend: Nachträge zur Urschrift, Verzeichnis der Bibelstellen und Bibliographie zusammengestellt und bearb. Von Nachum Czortkowski. Bibliography. 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...His theoretical and practical activities were stamped by intellectual daring and profound knowledge of both Jewish and general subjects, and served his aspiration to make Judaism an integral part of the general European culture in its German context...Geiger's principal work was Urschrift und Uebersetzungen der Bibel... (1857; 19282) , in which he correlates the history of the biblical translations with the history of the sects in Israel (particularly the Pharisees and Sadducees) . " (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, Textual. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Corners and edges of spine a little bumped. Very good condition. (SW-5-10) (ID #15632) $75.00.

60. • Graetz, Heinrich; Guil. Bacher, Ed. EMENDATIONES IN PLEROSQUE SACRAE SCRIPTURAE VETERIS TESTAMENTI LIBROS. SECUNDUM VETERUM VERSIONES NEC NON AUXILIIS CRITICIS CAETERIS ADHIBITIS. Breslau: Schlesiche, 1892. 1st edition. Cloth; large 8vo. 60 pages. Title page in Latin; text in Hebrew. Graetz was a German historian and exegete. "Graetz's historical studies, extending back to Biblical times, naturally led him into the field of exegesis...Toward the end of his life he planned an edition of the whole Hebrew Bible with his own textual emendations. A prospectus of this work appeared in 1891. Shortly before the author's death, a part of it, Isaiah and Jeremiah, was issued in the form in which the author had intended to publish it; the rest contained only the textual notes, not the text itself. It was edited, under the title 'Emendationes in Plerosque Sacræ Scripturæ Veteris Testamenti Libros, ' by W. Bacher (Breslau, 1892-94) . The most characteristic features of Graetz's exegesis are his bold textual emendations, which often substitute something entirely arbitrary for the Masoretic text, although he always carefully consulted the ancient versions. He also determined with too much certainty the period of a Biblical book or a certain passage, when at best there could only be a probable hypothesis. Thus his hypothesis of the origin of Ecclesiastes at the time of Herod, while brilliant in its presentation, is hardly tenable. His textual emendations display fine tact, and of late they have become more and more respected and adopted. " (Isidore Singer and Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Hebrew -- Criticism, Textual. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Later binding; very good condition. (SW-5-20) (ID #15641) $150.00.

61. • Gutmann, Moses. DIE APOKRYPHEN DES ALTEN TESTAMENTS. Altona: Joh. Friedrich Hammerich, 1841. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 318 pages. In German. "Ein Supplementband zu den beiden Bibelausgaben: Deutsche Volks-und Schulbibel für Israeliten, Die vier und zwanzig Bücher der heiligen Schrift, oder Bibel für Israeliten. "/ Includes bibliographical references. Gutmann was a Bavarian rabbi; "the first rabbi of Bavaria with an academic education as well as a thorough Talmudical training who espoused the cause of Reform, to which fact his contributions to Geiger's Zeitschrift für Jüd. Theologie, Stein's Volkslehrer, and several of his responsa bear witness. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Usual age staining. Front hinge gone. Has been rebound. Interior in very good condition. (GR-07A-13) (ID #16061) $125.00.

62. • Hoffmann, D. , editor and translator. DAS BUCH LEVITICUS. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1905-06. Cloth and wrappers; 4to. Viii, 478, vi, 412 pages. Two volumes. In German. Contents: 1. Halbband. Lev. I-XVII -- 2. Halbband. Lev. XVIII-Ende. David Hoffmann was a rabbi and Biblical and Talmudic scholar. "Toward the end of his life he was regarded as the supreme halakhic authority of German Orthodox Jewry and was inundated by questions in halakhah from most of the German rabbis...In his commentaries to Leviticus and Deuteronomy he emphasized the importance of rabbinic homiletical and exegetical interpretations for an understanding of these books. " (Moshe David Herr, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Leviticus. Translations. Volume I is attractively bound in dark brown cloth with gilt titles and marbled edges; cover scuffed and spine a bit wrinkled; otherwise very good condition. Volume II is ex-library with minimal markings in paper wrappers; front cover detached, soiled and chipped; back cover missing; first two leaves loose and back section loose; backstrip chipping and peeling off. Interior in very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15598) $100.00.

63. • Joël, Manuel. VORTRAG ÜBER DAS BUCH DANIEL GEHALTEN. Breslau: H. Sulzbach, 1873. Wrappers; 12mo. 20 pages. In German. Only edition. Text on title page: "Gehalten ... In der 'Gesellschaft der Freunde' im Februar 1873." Joel 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. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Daniel -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 3 copies of this periodical worldwide (Harvard, OSU, JNUL) . Pages brown; stain on title page and back page. Not bound. Good condition. (SW-5-35) (ID #15656) $125.00.

64. • Nobel, Josef. [LEVANON]=LIBANON: EXEGETISCH-HOMILETISCHER KOMMENTAR ZU DEN PSALMEN. Halberstadt: Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1911. Cloth; 8vo. Two volumes. 560, 527 pages. Stamped boards; gilt titles, Decorative endpapers. Nobel was a rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and author. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Ex-library with all the usual markings. One volume is shaken, with non-archival repairs to front and back hinges; other has boards detached but present; backstrip missing. Interiors in good condition. (SW-4) (ID #15613) $75.00.

beer.jpg (363104 bytes)65. • Beer, Peter. REMINISCENZEN. BEZÜGLICH AUF REORGANISATION DES ÖFFENTLICHEN GOTTESDIENSTES BEI DEN ISRAELITEN. Prag, 1837. Half cloth; 12mo. 73 pages. Marbled boards. In German. "Reminiscences concerning the reorganization of public service by Jews. " Beer was an Austrian educationalist and author, a reformer highly esteemed by Austrian authorities, but mistrusted by many Jews. (EJ) OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Bound with Landau, M. J. , ERSTLINGE, EIN ALMANACH FÜR FREUNDE DER HEBRÄISCHEN UND BIBLISCHEN LITERATUR ÜBERHAUPT, UND FÜR GEBILDETE ISRAELITEN INSBESONDERE. Vienna: Anton Schmid, 1824. 48 pages. In German. "First-borns, an almanac for friends of Hebrew and Biblical literature generally, and for educated Jews in particular. " Landau was an Austrian printer, publisher, and lexicographer, and superintendent of the Jewish school in Prague. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (HUC) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Stamped "M. Kisch" and "M. Kisch, Wien" on both works. Kisch was a prominent family in Prague, and from there all of Europe. Water damaged; backstrip not present; paper peeling off boards. Text in good condition. (GR-07-5) (ID #15951) $450.00.

frankel.jpg (511726 bytes)66. • Frankel, Zacharias. ZU TARGUM DER PROPHETEN. Breslau: Schletter, 1872. Half cloth; 8vo. 47, x pages. Marbled boards. In German. Includes bibliographical references. Frankel, a rabbi and scholar, founded the so-called "positivist-historical" ("Breslau") school which later influenced the Conservative movement in the United States. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Aramaic -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Bit of marginalia in pencil. Water damaged; linen backstrip peeling off; boards warped and scuffed. Flyleaf loose and chipped, but present. Bookplate of Mayer Sulzberger/Halberstamm Collection on inside front cover. Sulzberger was an American jurist and communal leader; first president of the American Jewish Committee, a founder of the J. P. S. , and officer of many Jewish institutions of higher learning. His book collection formed the nucleus of the JTS collection, the largest collection of Jewish books in the world outside of Israel. Text in good condition. (GR-07-4) (ID #15950) $100.00.

67. • Heller, Ch. UNTERSUCHUNGEN ÜBER DIE PESCHÎTTÂ: ZUR GESAMTEN HEBRÄISCHEN BIBEL ; ZUGLEICH EIN BEITRAG ZUR ERKENNTNIS DER ALTEN BIBELÜBERSETZUNGEN. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1911. Wrappers; 8vo. 72 pages. In German. Teil I. No more published? Includes bibliographical references. Chaim Heller was a rabbinical and biblical scholar, "one of the very few modern scholars who combined a vast and deep talmudic erudition of the traditional type with a thorough competence in the methods of textual research. He defended the traditional masoretic text against the Bible critics. " (EJ) Of this work, speaking about those who criticize the reliability of traditional texts, Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo says, "perhaps the most devastating blow to these critical theories was delivered by Rabbi Chaim Heller (1878-1960) . Not only had he mastered the Oral Torah to the extent that he was one of the greatest talmudic scholars of his time, but he also knew every extant ancient Bible translation in its original target language, whether Aramaic, Greek, Latin, or Syriac. In his Untersuchungen ueber die Peschitta (1911) , he took issue with those who concluded that apparent divergences from the Torah in their possession were due to variae lectiones in the ancient texts. Not so, he asserted. Every translation is a commentary, and the variations result from the translator preferring one explanation in the Oral Torah to another. Thus, the differences were exegetical rather than textual. He further showed that all the apparent differences stemmed from the thirty-two exegetical rules of biblical interpretation enumerated by Rabbi Elazar ben Rabbi Shimon. In the above-mentioned study he gives examples showing how the translator employed each rule in his version. " (Cardozo, Between Silence and Speech) . SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Syriac -- Versions -- Peshitta. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, Textual. Ex-library. Bookplate of Peter Wiernik on inside front cover. Wiernik was an American Yiddish journalist, "editor for New York's most important Yiddish daily, the Jewish Morning Journal. His editorials, possessed of intelligence, good taste and tolerance, advocated a fusion of modern Orthodoxy and Americanism, and evinced a coolness to political Zionism and hostility to socialism. " (Joseph Hirsch, EJ) Age-stained. Some corners chipped. Wrappers very chipped, but with no loss of text. Signatures loose. All pages present. Some pages still uncut. Text in good condition. (GR-6-29) (ID #15944) $125.00.

68. • Kautzsch, E. DIE APOKRYPHEN UND PSEUDEPIGRAPHEN DES ALTEN TESTAMENTS. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) , 1900. Two volumes. Cloth; Large 8vo. Xxxi, 507, vii, 539 pages. Gilt titles and decoration. In German. Includes indexes and bibliographical references (volume 1, pages xxiii-xxvi) . Kautzsch was a German Protestant Bible critic and Semitist who as editor of a number of works on Bible and Semitic philology helped educate a generation of German theologians and biblicists. He taught in Leipzig (until 1872) , Basle (1872-80) , Tuebingen (1880-88) , and Halle (from 1888) . In 1877 he participated in founding the Deutscher Palaestina Verein, and from 1888 he was one of the editors of the influential Theologische Studien und Kritiken. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Commentaries. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Commentaries. Front hinge of volume one starting. Stamped on title pages "A. Stanley Dreyfus; " inscribed "Boaz Cohen. " Dreyfus is a rabbi, author, and instructor at Hebrew Union College; Cohen was a leading rabbinic scholar who taught at JTS for his entire career. Very good condition. (GR-1-4) (ID #15967) $125.00.

69. • 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. Prag: Wolf Pascheles, 1859. Half-Leather, 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. Frontis engraving present, but loose as often found. Chips to backstrip (spine), ex-library with minimal marks; otherwise Good Condition. (CZ-1) $100.00.

70. • 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. Prag: Wolf Pascheles, 1859. Half-Leather, 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. Lacks backstrip, front board & 1st few leaves detached but present, easily repaired, paper foxed as often found. ex-library with minimal marks; otherwise Good Condition. (CZ-1) $60.00.

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71. • Elbogen, Ismar. DIE RELIGIONSANSCHAUUNGEN DER PHARISÄER, MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER BEGRIFFE GOTT UND MENSCH. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1904. Wrappers; 8vo. Vi, 88, 23 pages. In German. Series: Zweiundzwanzigster Bericht über die Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums in Berlin, erstattet vom Curatorium. Bibliography: pages [87]-88. Ismar Elbogen was a scholar, teacher, and public figure; research professor simultaneously at four institutions of Jewish learning; active participant in the Liberal movement; and author of many works of Jewish history written in a popular style. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Pharisees. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Front wrapper detached and chipped; back wrapper missing. Corners bent. Sunned. Interior in very good condition. (GR-4-7) (ID #16023) $100.00. 

72. • Eppenstein, Simon. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR IM GEONÄISCHEN ZEITALTER. Berlin: Louis Lamm, 1913. Cloth; 8vo. 218 pages. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Contents: Vorwort. --Bostanai. --Das gegenseitige verhältnis zwischen exilarchat und gaonat und die lehrverfassung der metibtas. --Die geistige tätigkeit in Palästina bis zum beginn des 10. Jahrhunderts. --Saadja Gaon, sein leben und seine schriften. --Die erzählung von den vier gefangenen talmudisten. --Nachträge und berichtigungen. Note (s): "Separatabzug aus der Monatsschrift, jahrgänge 1908, 1910-1913"--Vorwort. SUBJECT(S): Geonim. Geonic literature -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Edgeworn. Cover nearly detached. Interior clean and bright. Good condition. (GR-6-15) (ID #15930) $125.00. 

73. • Funk, S. DIE JUDEN IN BABYLONIEN 200-500. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE (COMPLETE) . Boskowitz: Adolf Alkalay & Sohn, 1902. Half cloth; 8vo. Vii, 148, xxii, 160 pages. Marbled boards. In German. Bibliographical annotations. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History. Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition (only a Berlin edition of same year) . Edges bumped. Age darkened. Very good condition. (GR-6-22) (ID #15937) $75.00. 

74. • Joël, M. BLICKE IN DIE RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE ZU ANFANG DES ZWEITEN CHRISTLICHEN JAHRHUNDERTS. Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1880. Half 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. Front hinge starting. Very good condition. (GR-1-10) (ID #15973) $50.00. 

75. • Menzel, Karl Adolf. STAATS- UND RELGIONSGESCHICHTE DER KÖNIGREICHE ISRAEL UND JUDA. Leipzig: Dyk'sche Buchhandlung, 1852. Wrappers; 8vo. Xvii, 457 pages. In German. Edition: Neue wohlseite Ausgabe. Date taken from foreword. Title page identifies Menzel as the Royal Prussian Councilor and School Inspector. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- To 70 A. D. Judaism -- History -- To 70 A. D. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (LSU, JTSA, Lutheran Thological Seminary, JNUL) . Ex-library. Dr. Werner Schultze's copy. Schultze is the author of Aus deutschen Chroniken and other works. Usual age staining. Disbound, edges chipping. Fair condition. (GR-3-16) (ID #16008) $125.00. 

76. • Munk, Salomon, and M. A. Levy. PALÄSTINA; GEOGRAPHISCHE, HISTORISCHE UND ARCHÄOLOGISCHE BESCHREIBUNG DIESES LANDES, UND KURZE GESCHICHTE SEINER HEBRÄISCHEN UND JÜDISCHEN BEWOHNER. VOLUME II [OF 2]. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1872. Cloth; 8vo. 322-500 pages. Gilt titles; marbled edges. In German. Series: Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur Schriften, 17. Jahr 1871-1872. Volume II of a two-volume work. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- To A. D. 70. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Usual edgewear and age staining. One-inch corner torn from lower edge of series title page, not affecting text. Title page missing; otherwise, good condition. (GR-3-9) (ID #16016) $40.00. 

77. • Schürer, D. Emil. GESCHICHTE DES JÜDISCHEN VOLKES IM ZEITALTER JESU CHRISTI. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1901. Cloth; large 8vo. Vii, 780, vi, 680, vii, 719 pages. In German. Only volumes 2-3 of this title, complete in 3 volumes, were published in the 3. Edition Volume 1, published in 1901, is "3. Und 4. Aufl. " Includes bibliographical references. Schürer was a German Protestant theologian and teacher. Encyclopedia Britannica called this "the most valuable general modern work (on the subject)" Another Encyclopedia in 1911 remarked "This elaborate work on the history of the Jews in the time of Christ made him in Great Britain and America one of the best known of modern German scholars. " SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Jews -- Politics and government. Greek literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism. Greek literature -- Jewish authors. Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Judaism. Juifs -- Histoire -- 586 v. J. -C. -70. Bible. N. T. -- History of contemporary events. Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. N. T. Ex-library. Water damaged; pages and cover warped. Text in good condition. (GR-07A-2) (ID #16048) $150.00. 

78. • Smend, Rudolf. DIE WEISHEIT DES JESUS SIRACH HEBRÄISCH UND DEUTSCH. MIT EINEM HEBRÄISCHEN GLOSSAR. Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1906. Half cloth; 8vo. Vi, 95, 81, xxii pages. In German and Hebrew. Added title page in Hebrew. Smend was a German Bible critic and professor, whose major works deal with source criticism of the Bible. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Rabbi J. Perles's ownership stamp on title page. Ex-library with all the usual markings. Edgeworn; very good condition. (GR-2-3) (ID #15979) $40.00. 


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79. • Averroes (father and son); Abu Muhammad Abd Allah Ibn Rushd; J Hercz, ed.; Shmuel Ibn Tibbon, trans. DREI ABHANDLUNGEN ÜBER DIE CONJUNCTION DES SEPARATEN INTELLECTS MIT DEM MENSCHEN VON AVERROES (VATER UND SOHN) AUS DEM ARABISCHEN ÜBERSETZT VON SAMUEL IBN TIBBON, ZUM ERSTEN MALE HERAUSGEGEBEN, ÜBERSETZT [INS DEUTSCHE] UND ERLÄUTERT VON DR. J. HERCZ. Berlin: H. S. Hermann, 1869. Cloth; 12mo. Xiv, 63, 24 pages. Marbled edges. In German, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, and Greek. Title page in Hebrew on verso: Sheloshah ma'amarim lehe-hakham Ibn Roshd. Includes bibliographical references. "Three Treatises on the Conjunction of the Separate Intellects with Persons. " Averroes was a 12th-century Islamic physician and philosopher, best known for his commentaries on Aristotle's works; he was influential to Jews in the late Middle Ages because of the Hebrew translations of his works. SUBJECT (S): Immortality (Philosophy) Philosophy, Islamic -- Early works to 1800. Philosophy, Jewish -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Owner inscribed. Bookplate on inside back cover. Cover edgeworn and scuffed; archival repair to hinges. Some foxing. Binding very tight. Printed on high quality paper. Interior in very good condition. (GR-6-20) (ID #15935) $175.00.

80. • Back, Samuel. R. MEÏR BEN BARUCH AUS ROTHENBURG; SEIN LEBEN UND WIRKEN, SEINE SCHICKSALE UND SCHRIFTEN: GEDENKSCHRIFT ZUR SECHSHUNDERSTEN JAHRESWENDE SEINES TODES. -- 1. BAND: LEBEN, WIRKEN UND SCHICKSALE. (COMPLETE, NO MORE PUBLISHED) . Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1895. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 112 pages. In German. Text on title page "Mit Subvention der Zunz-Stiftung in Berlin. " No more published. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Persecutions. Meir ben Baruch, of Rothenburg, ca. 1215-1293. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex-library with all the usual markings. Library binding. Age staining; notes in pencil. Flyleaf chipping. Good condition. (SW-5-23) (ID #15644) $125.00.

81. • Chwolson, D. DIE BLUTANKLAGE UND SONSTIGE MITTELALTERLICHE BESCHULDIGUNGEN DER JUDEN. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1901. Cloth; 8vo. Xv, 362 pages. Marbled edges. "Eine historische untersuchung nach den quellen von dr. D. Chwolson. Nach der zweiten vielfach veränderten und verbesserten ausgabe von 1880 aus dem russischen übersetzt und mit vielen verbesserungen und zusätzen vom autor versehen. " Chwolson was a Russian orientalist; converted to the Russian Orthodox Church but always well disposed towards Jews and Judaism. He was professor simultaneously at three notable institutions in St. Petersburg. "In this triple capacity he taught practically every eminent Semitic scholar in Russia during the second half of the 19th century and after...Chwolson was also popular among the Jews for his works against the blood libel. " (Yehuda Slutsky; Leon Nemoy, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Blood accusation. Judaism. Talmud. Cover edgeworn; 1" by 5" section of paper cover peeled off of back board; edges bumped. Pages brown. Overall good condition for its age. (SW-2) (ID #15600) $125.00.

82. • Dieterici, Friedrich, Basra Ikhwan Al-Safa. DIE ABHANDLUNGEN DER ICHWÂN ES-SAFÂ IN AUSWAHL [ICHWAN ES-SAFA]. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1883. Cloth; 8vo. Xix, 635 pages. Elegantly bound with marbled boards, brown binding and gilt titles. In Arabic, with introductory matter in German. Title page on verso: "Khulasat al-wafa' fi ikhtiyar Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa'" (romanized form) . Friedrich Dieterici (d. 1903) was among the leading contributors in Europe to the study of the Rasa'il [. He, ] for some 30 years, published texts and studies on Islamic philosophy with the Ikhwan al-Safa' as the main subject of his attention. The only complete translation of the Rasa'il into a Western language, to this day, still remains Dieterici's German translation published between 1861 and 1872." (London's Institute of Ismaili Studies) . Beautifully hardbound by Otto Harrassowitz Buchhandlung, Leipzig, to match the author's "Die Anthropologie der Araber" and "Die Propaedeutik der Araber" (covers bound-in) . Bit of edgewear to top and bottom of spine. Interior very clean and tight. Very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15584) $400.00.

SW_dieterici.jpg (254105 bytes)83. • Dieterici, Friedrich. DIE ANTHROPOLOGIE DER ARABER IM ZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT N. CHR. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1871. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 221 pages. Elegantly bound with marbled boards, brown binding and gilt titles. In German. A translation of treatises 22-30 of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al safa, the encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity, compiled in the 10th century. Friedrich Dieterici (d. 1903) was among the leading contributors in Europe to the study of the Rasa'il[. He, ] for some 30 years, published texts and studies on Islamic philosophy with the Ikhwan al-Safa' as the main subject of his attention. The only complete translation of the Rasa'il into a Western language, to this day, still remains Dieterici's German translation published between 1861 and 1872. (London's Institute of Ismaili Studies) . SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Islamic. Human beings. Beautifully hardbound by Otto Harrassowitz Buchhandlung, Leipzig, to match the author's "Die Propaedeutik der Araber, " and "Die Abhandlungen Der Ichwân Es-Safâ In Auswahl" (covers bound-in) . Bit of edgewear to top and bottom of spine. Interior very clean and tight. Very good condition. (SW-1) (ID #15582) $400.00.

84. • Dieterici, Friedrich. DIE PROPAEDEUTIK DER ARABER IM ZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT. Berlin: E. S. Mittler und Sohn, 1865. Cloth; 8vo. Ix, 201 pages. Elegantly bound with marbled boards, brown binding and gilt titles. In German. Series: Die Philosophie der Araber im IX. Und X. Jahrhundert n. Chr. , 3. Buch; Contents: Arithmetik. --Geometrie. --Astronomie (astrologie) --Geographie. --Musik. --Mathematische relation. A translation of treatises 1-6 of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-safa, the encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity, compiled in the 10th century. "Verzeichniss der arabischen ausdrücke": p. [169]-183. Friedrich Dieterici (d. 1903) was among the leading contributors in Europe to the study of the Rasa'il[. He, ]for some 30 years, published texts and studies on Islamic philosophy with the Ikhwan al-Safa' as the main subject of his attention. The only complete translation of the Rasa'il into a Western language, to this day, still remains Dieterici's German translation published between 1861 and 1872. (London's Institute of Ismaili Studies) . OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Beautifully hardbound by Otto Harrassowitz Buchhandlung, Leipzig, to match the author's "Die Anthropologie der Araber" and "Die Abhandlungen Der Ichwân Es-Safâ In Auswahl" (covers bound-in) . Bit of edgewear to top and bottom of spine. Interior very clean and tight. Very good condition. (SW-1) (ID #15583) $400.00.

85. • Dieterici, Friedrich; Porphyry; `abd Al-Masih Ibn `abd Allah, Called Ibn Na`imah; Plotinus. DIE SOGENANNTE THEOLOGIE DES ARISTOTELES: AUS ARABISCHEN HANDSCHRIFTEN ZUM ERSTEN MAL HERAUSGEGEBEN. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1882. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 180 pages. In Arabic, with introductory matter in German. Title page in Arabic on facing page. The original Arabic title is translated: "Das Buch des Philosophen Aristoteles, welches im Griechischen Theologia heisst ... Ist vom Tyrer Porphyrius erklärt. Dasselbe wurde vom Christen Ibn 'Abdallah Na'ima aus Emessa ins Arabische übertragen und für Achmed ibn al Mu'tasim billah von Abu Josef Jakob ibn Ishak, dem Kenditen, richtig hergestellt. Cf. Dieterici. Die sogenannte Theologie des Aristoteles aus dem Arabischen übersetzt. 1883, p. [1], " caption title. Actually a paraphrase of Plotinus' Enneades, IV-VI. The Arabic version by Ibn Na'imah appears to be based on a Syriac translation attributed by Baumstark to Johannan of Apamela. Cf. Oriens christianus, II (1902) , p. 187-191. Friedrich Dieterici (d. 1903) was among the leading contributors in Europe to the study of the Rasa'il [. He, ] for some 30 years, published texts and studies on Islamic philosophy with the Ikhwan al-Safa' as the main subject of his attention. The only complete translation of the Rasa'il into a Western language, to this day, still remains Dieterici's German translation published between 1861 and 1872." (London's Institute of Ismaili Studies) . SUBJECT(S): Neoplatonism. Cosmology -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists fifteen copies of this edition worldwide. Bound in heavy deep red cloth, with gilt titles and decorated endpapers, together with Dieterici's "Die Sogenannte Theologie Des Aristoteles: Aus Arabischen Übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen Versehen. " Owner inscribed. Bit of edgewear and soil to cover; interior clean and tight. Very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15585) $400.00.

86. • Fajjumi, Saadja. translated by Julius Fürst. EMUNOT WE-DEOT ODER GLAUBENSLEHRE UND PHILOSOPHIE VON SAADJA FAJJUMI. Liepzig: Otto Wigand, 1845. Cloth; 16mo. Xii, 492 pages. Interleaved. First volume of "Die jüdischen Religionsphilosophen des Mittelalters oder, Uebersetzungen der seit dem zehnten Jahrhundert verfassten jüdischen Religionsphilosophieen. " Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Philosophy, Jewish. Philosophy, Medieval. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Rebound. Hinges loose. Some marginalia in pencil and ink. Chipping to flyleaves. Good condition. (SW-4) (ID #15612) $60.00.

87. • Güdemann, Moritz. GESCHICHTE DES ERZIEHUNGSWESENS UND DER CULTUR DER JUDEN IN FRANKREICH UND DEUTSCHLAND, VON DER BEGRÜNDUNG DER JÜDISCHEN WISSENSCHAFT IN DIESEN LÄNDERN BIS ZUR VERTREIBUNG DER JUDEN AUS FRANKREICH (X.-XIV. JAHRHUNDERT) . Vienna: Alfred Holder, 1880. Half cloth; 8vo. Iv, 299 pages. In German. Series: Geschichte des erziehungswesens und der cultur der abendländischen Juden während des mittelalters und der neueren zeit. Bibliographical references. Errata. Güdemann was chief rabbi of Vienna at the turn of the century, who "especially distinguished himself by his investigations into the history of Jewish education and culture. " He was opposed to Zionism's tendency to stress nationalism rather than the religious character of Judaism. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Education. Jews -- Intellectual life. Jews -- Social life and customs. Jews -- France -- History. Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1096-1800. Edgeworn; backstrip missing. Pages dark and brittle. Good condition. (GR-6-10) (ID #15925) $90.00.

GR_horovitz.jpg (531627 bytes)88. • Horovitz, S. DIE PSYCHOLOGIE BEI DEN JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONS-PHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS VON SAADIA BIS MAIMUNI. HEFT I, DIE PSYCHOLOGIE SAADIAS. Breslau: Th. Schatzky, 1898. Half cloth; 8vo. Vi, 286 pages. In German. Marbled boards. Heft I of IV. Includes bibliographical references. Series: Jahres-Bericht des jüdisch-theologischen Seminars Fraenckel'scher Stiftung; 1898. Horovitz was a "scholar of talmudic literature and medieval religious philosophy...who had a comprehensive knowledge of Jewish lore and of Latin, Greek, and Arabic, [and who] made a significant contribution to Jewish and Islamic philosophical studies. [His work] is distinguished not by its quantity but by its maturity and solidity. " (Moshe David Herr, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Psychology. Philosophy, Jewish. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (UMaryland, Princeton, NY Public Library, UFlorida) . Has been rebound, preserving original boards. Very good condition. (GR-5-6) (ID #15905) $100.00.

89. • Krautheimer, Richard. MITTELALTERLICHE SYNAGOGEN. Berlin: Frankfurter Verlags-Anstalt, 1927. Cloth; 8vo. 284 pages. 100 illustrations, including plans. Notes, index, and bibliography. A survey of the medieval synagogue, particularly in Germany, by a noted art historian. 19 synagogues profiled. In German. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues. Architecture, Jewish. Church architecture. Architecture religieuse. Synagogues. Damp stained. Binding excellent; interior in good condition. (GR-07A-12) (ID #16060) $125.00. 

90. • Neumark, David. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN PHILOSOPHIE DES MITTELALTERS. VOL I ONLY]. Berlin: Georg reimer, 1907. Wrappers; large 8vo. Xxiv, 611 pages. In German. This is the first volume of a two-volume set issued in three books. Contents: 1. Band: Die Grundprinzipien I: 1. Buch. Einleitung. 2. Buch. Materie und Form. Neumark was a rabbi, scholar, and professor of philosophy at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati from 1907 to 1924. "In 1919 Neumark founded The Journal of Jewish Lore and Philosophy, which became The Hebrew Union College Annual in 1921. Neumark's philosophy of Judaism is representative of the Reform Jewish position of his time, and includes the following points: Judaism is an evolving religion which has undergone change in the past and will continue to do so in the future; the vital continuing element in Judaism is ethical monotheism, which Jewish philosophy must defend, explicate, and refine; the Bible was written by men, and while it is a source of inspiration and instruction, it is not binding and may be disagreed with. Neumark was unusual among the Reformists of his day in that he was an ardent Zionist. However, on the basis of his philosophy of Judaism, he insisted that Zionism must have a religious base, which for him was the only raison d'etre for any significant Jewish enterprise. Neumark's scholarship reflected his concept of Judaism. He attempted in his many works to show that throughout the evolution of Judaism the basic commitment of the Jew was to religion, and that the Jews remained true to Judaism through the ages only because their concepts of God and morality differed from and were superior to all other religions and philosophies of their time. Neumark's magnum opus, Geschichte der juedischen Philosophie des Mittelalters (1907-10; translated into Hebrew under the title Toledot ha-Filosofyah be-Yisrael, vol 1, 1922, vol. 2, 1929) , combines considerable acumen and occasional penetrating insights with a lack of critical method and an excess of imagination. " (Alvin J. Reines, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish. Philosophy, Medieval. Ex-library. Front wrapper and spine chipping; spine cracked. Sunned. Most pages still uncut. Interior in very good condition. (GR-3-13) (ID #16005) $50.00.

91. • Rosin, David. EIN COMPENDIUM DER JÜDISCHEN GESETZESKUNDE AUS DEM VIERZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT. Breslau: F. W. Jungfer, 1871. Cloth; 8vo. 136, vii pages. In German. Bibliographical references. Series: Jahresbericht des jüdisch-theologischen Seminars "Fraenckel'scher Stiftung. " Rosin was a rabbi and author. "While not a voluminous writer and original thinker, Rosin did his literary work with an exemplary accuracy of detail and in perfect sympathy with his subject. To his numerous disciples he was a kind friend and adviser. In his religious attitude he was strictly conservative, a true disciple of Michael Sachs (whose admirer he was) ; and he was at the same time broad-minded and tolerant of the opinions of others. " (Isidore Singer and Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Commandments, Six hundred and thirteen. Sefer ha-hinukh. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Rebound. Very good condition. (GR-6-9) (ID #15924) $125.00.

92. • (Schechter, Solomon) Berliner, A. AUS DEM LEBEN DER DEUTSCHEN JUDEN IM MITTELALTER, ZUGLEICH ALS BEITRAG FÜR DEUTSCHE CULTURGESCHICHTE. NACH GEDRUCKTEN UND UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN. Berlin: Poppelauer, 1900. Second (revised and enlarged) edition. Cloth; 8vo. Iv, 142 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. In German. Appendix and index. Berliner was a scholar and author with a vast knowledge of rabbinic literature and of ancient and modern languages. He was editor for many years of the Magazin fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums (with a Hebrew supplement, Ozar Tov) . Aus dem Leben der deutschen Juden im Mittelalter, originally published in 1861, is a history of German Jewry. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany. Jews -- Social life and customs. Middle Ages. Solomon Schhechter's copy, with his bookplate presenting it to JTS. Schechter was a rabbinic scholar and president of JTS. "His fame rests on the scholarly recovery of the Cairo Genizah. It created a sensation in the world of scholarship, and in its wake Jewish history and the history of Mediterranean society were and are being rewritten. " (EJ) Some warping and wrinkling due to water damage, and red boards have bled a bit. This copy survived water damage from the great JTS fire. Binding tight and text clean. Overall good condition. (GR-4-2) (ID #16018) $150.00.

93. • Zimmels, H. J. RABBI DAVID IBN ABI SIMRA (RDBS): EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTURGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN DER TURKEI IM 16. JAHRHUNDERT AUF GRUND SEINER GUTACHTEN. Breslau, 1932. Half cloth; 8vo. 60 pages. In German. Text on title page "1. Teil. Leben und Lebenswerk; " however, no more published. Includes bibliographical references. Zimmels, a rabbi and scholar, "lectured from 1929 to 1933 at the Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar, Breslau, and from 1934 to 1939 was rabbi of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, Vienna. Zimmels left Austria for England after the Nazi Anschluss in 1938 and in 1944 was appointed lecturer in Bible, Talmud, and Jewish history at Jews' College London. He became director of studies in 1961, and was principal 1964-69." (Alexander Tobias, EJ) SUBJECT(S): David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, fl. 1513-1573. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Later binding. Lower right corner a little bumped. Pages brown. Very good condition. (SW-5-22) (ID #15643) $50.00.

94. • Zunz, Leopold. DIE SYNAGOGALE POESIE DES MITTELALTERS. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1855. First edition. Quarter leather; 8vo. 491 pages. Marbled edges; raised bands. In German. Contents: Psalmen. --Leiden. --Piut, Selicha. --Selicha-Dichter. --Zwei neuere Jahrhunderte. --Beilagen, 26 Nummern. --Zwei Verzeichnisse. Leopold Zunz was "founder of the modern 'science of Judaism' and pioneer in the history of Jewish literature, religious poetry, and the ritual of the synagogue; born at Detmold Aug. 10, 1794; died at Berlin March 18, 1886...The Synagogale Poesie des Mittelalters was published March 2, 1855, and discussed the various kinds of poetry incorporated in the Jewish services, their external forms, their inner motive, and the circumstances, hopes, experiences, and sufferings that had evoked them. To trace the development of the Hebrew language in these monuments of the Jewish spirit was another of the preoccupations of Zunz, who showed, especially in his introductory chapter, that he who woke to new life the Jewish hymnal handled the German tongue with a mastership equaled only by the greatest writers, while his German translations helped to illustrate and vitalize the story. This introductory chapter has, indeed, become a classic, George Eliot deeming its phrases worthy of incorporation in Daniel Deronda. Under the necessity of abbreviating the services at public worship the piyyutim had been attacked for years by those who strove for a reform of the ritual. Zunz's work gave the proof that these hymns were the slow accretion of centuries and were unequal in value. Yet, on the other hand, his book showed what wealth of feeling and fervor of faith lay hidden in these outbursts of lament, penitence, and expectancy. He demonstrated that the jewel-casket of the medieval Synagogue contained many a priceless gem in addition to several of inferior value. " (Isidore Singer & Emil G. Hirsch, JE) SUBJECT(S): Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- History and criticism. Judaism -- Liturgy. Jews. Liturgy and ritual, Selihot. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Original binding. Bit of foxing. Edgeworn; 1/2" of backstrip gone. Owner inscribed; bookplate and notations in ink on inside front cover. Interior very good condition. (GR-1-3) (ID #15966) $200.00.


MYSTICISM

95. • Blau, Ludwig. DAS ALTJÜDISCHE ZAUBERWESEN. Budapest, 1898. Half cloth; 8vo. Viii, 167, 32 pages. In German. Series: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest für das Schuljahr 1897-98. Includes bibliographical references. "Blau was a prolific Jewish scholar who contributed to almost every aspect of Jewish learning. He was a regular contributor to most of the Jewish and non-Jewish scholarly periodicals dedicated to theology and philology. His bibliography includes 887 items and in the Zsid\ Szemle he reviewed 1, 383 books. " (Alexander Scheiber, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Magic, Semitic. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UMichigan, JNUL, London Library) . Usual age staining; spine broken. Text in good condition. (SW-5-28) (ID #15649) $75.00.

GR_tholuck.jpg (716797 bytes)96. • Tholuck, August, Ed. and Trans. WICHTIGE STELLEN DES RABBINISCHEN BUCHES SOHAR IM TEXT UND MIT UEBERSETZUNG, NEBST EINIGEN ANMERKUNGEN. Berlin: Commission bei F. Dümmler, 1824. Cloth; 12mo. Vi, 74 pages. Marbled boards and edges. In German and Hebrew in parallel columns. The Zohar is the sacred text of the Kabbalah. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Has been rebound. Bookplate of Harry Friedenwald on inside front cover. Friedenwald was an opthamologist and professor; member of a distinguished family of doctors and Jewish communal leaders. Very good condition. (GR-5-9) (ID #15909) $135.00.



blochsig.jpg (23314 bytes)97. • Vital, Hayyim ben Joseph, 1542 or 3-1620) Bloch, Chajim. LEBENSERINNERUNGEN DES KABBALISTEN VITAL. 1862. Wien: Vernay-Verlag, 1927. Cloth, 12mo, 179 pages. 19 cm. INSCRIBED IN HEBREW BY BLOCH ON FRONT ENDPAPER. In German. Translation of: Sefer ha-hezyonot. Includes bibliographical references on pages 176-177. R' Chayim Bloch (full name R' Moshe Chayim Ephraim Bloch) was a member of a family of scholars and rabbis from Delatyn and neighboring Nadworna. He was a descendant of the early Chassidic author, Moshe Chayim Ephraim of Sudilkov, a grandson of the Ba'al Shem Tov. R' Bloch studied in Yeshiva, and until World War I was a wealthy businessman in Delatyn. When the Russians invaded he moved to Vienna with his wife and children. In 1915, he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army, and served in the trenches for 9 months, until he succumbed to illness. On release from the hospital, he served as chaplain to the Jewish prisoners in a prisoner of war camp. R' Bloch continued to observe kashrut during his military service, despite the extreme difficulty. It was during this period that he wrote Der Golem and also a diary, published as Kriegstagebuch Eines Juden (War Diary of a Jew). In 1939 he moved to New York where he remained until his death. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Israel -- Tsefat -- Biography. Cabala. Dreams -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Spine rebacked, original boards preserved, Good Condition. (G-1-23) (ID #16046) $75.00.

COMMUNITY HISTORIES

98. • (Breslau) Tictin, S. A. DARSTELLUNG DES SACHVERHÄLTNISSES IN SEINER HIESIGEN RABBINATS-ANGELEGENHEIT. Breslau: Heinrich Richter, 1842. Half cloth; large 8vo. 31 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Poland -- Wroclaw. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, UPenn, Free Library of Philadelphia) . Bound with BERICHT DES OBER-VORSTEHER-COLLEGII AN DIE MITGLIEDER DER HIESIGEN ISRAELITEN-GEMEINDE ÜBER DIE GEGENWARTIG VORLIEGENDE RABBINATS-ANGELEGENHEIT. Breslau, 1842. 18 pages. In German. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Also bound with ZWEITER BERICHT DES OBER-VORSTEHER-COLLEGII AN DIE MITGLIEDER DER HIESIGEN ISRAELITEN-GEMEINDE ÜBER DIE GEGENWÄRTIG VORLIEGENDE RABBINATS-ANGELEGENHEIT. Breslau: Leopold Freund, 1842. 44 pages. In German. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Also bound with ENTGEGNUNG AUS DEN BERICHT DES OBER-VORSTEHER-COLLEGIUMS DER HIESIGEN ISRAELITEN-GEMEINDE ÜBER DIE RABBINATS- ANGELEGENHEIT AN DIE MITGLIEDER. Breslau: Heinrich Richter, 1842. 11 pages. In German. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Poland -- Wroclaw. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (UCLA) . Also bound with Geiger, Abraham. ANSPRACHE AN MEINE GEMEINDE. Breslau, 1842. 27 pages. In German. 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...His theoretical and practical activities were stamped by intellectual daring and profound knowledge of both Jewish and general subjects, and served his aspiration to make Judaism an integral part of the general European culture in its German context. " (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Judaism. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JNUL, Free Library of Philadelphia) . Ex-library. Cover scuffed and edgeworn. Usual age staining. Some marginalia in pencil. Good condition. (SW-5-31) (ID #15652) $750.00.

99. • (Frankfurt) . FRANKFURTER ISRAELITISCHE GEMEINDEZUSTANDE. Frankfurt, 1854. Half cloth; 8vo. Marbled boards; gilt title. 23 pages. Only edition. In German. "Community Resolutions. " OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Usual age staining. Heidelberg Library stamp. Very good condition. (SW-5-18) (ID #15640) $125.00.

100. • (Italy) Modenas, Leo, and Ludwig Blau, Ed. LEO MODENAS BRIEFE UND SCHRIFTSTÜCKE; EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN ITALIEN UND ZUR GESCHICHTE DES HEBRÄISCHEN PRIVATSTILES. Strassburg: Karl J. Trübner, 1907. Half cloth; 8vo. Marbled boards, decorative flyleaves. 96, 208, 97-184 pages. Volume I. First thus. In German and Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references. Text on title page: "Zum erstenmal hrsg. Mit Anmerkungen und Einleitung versehen von Ludwig Blau. Erster Teil: Text und Anmerkungen (Hebräisch) . Einleitung 1. Hälfte. " Leo of Modena was a 16th/17th century Italian rabbi, scholar, and writer; these "letters and documents" were edited by Ludwig Blau, the prolific Budapest scholar. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Italy -- History. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Bit of edgewear. Front hinge starting. Sunned. Very good condition. (SW-5-8) (ID #15662) $50.00.

GR_adler.jpg (758644 bytes)101. • Adler, Elkan Nathan. VON GHETTO ZU GHETTO: REISEN UND BEOBACHTUNGEN. Stuttgart: Strecker & Schröder, 1909. Cloth; 8vo. Xiii, 213 pages. In German. Illustrated with photographs, many of them portraits of Jews showing a variety of costumes and surroundings. Originally published in 1905 in English under the title Jews in Many Lands; this is an authorized translation. Adler "was a lawyer by profession and had unusual opportunities to travel under favorable conditions and to build up a remarkable library. He was among the first persons to realize the importance of the Cairo Genizah. He visited Egypt in 1888 and 1895-96 and brought back approximately 25, 000 fragments from the Genizah. His library ultimately included about 4, 500 manuscripts of which he published a summary Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts in the Collection of E. N. Adler (1921) . He also had a collection of some 30, 000 printed books in Judaica and in general fields. In order to make good the embezzlements of a business associate he sold his library in 1923 to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and the duplicates of the printed books (including many incunabula) to the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, thus helping to raise both of these libraries to positions of significance. By an agreement made at that time, the manuscripts that he subsequently collected passed after his death to the Jewish Theological Seminary. Adler's published writings were mainly based on his travels and on materials in his own collection. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jewish diaspora. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Front board and most of backstrip not present. Text in good condition. (GR-07-10) (ID #15956) $100.00.

102. • (Baden) Rosenthal, Berthold. HEIMATGESCHICHTE DER BADISCHEN JUDEN SEIT IHREM GESCHICHTLICHEN AUFTRETEN BIS ZUR GEGENWORT. 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. Ex-library. Water damaged; warped. Cover nearly detached. Text undamaged. Fair condition. (GR-07-7) (ID #15953) $75.00.

103. • (Berlin) Geiger, Ludwig. GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN BERLIN I. ALS FESTSCHRIFT ZUR ZWEITEN SÄKULAR-FEIER. IM AUFTRAGE DES VORSTANDES DER BERLINER GEMEINDE BEARBEITET. NACH DEN AKTEN DES GEH. STAATS-, DES MINISTERIAL-, DES STADT- UND DES GEMEINDE-ARCHIVS, NACH GEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN . UND DEN MATERIALIEN DES HERRN L. LANDSHUTH. Berlin: J. Guttentag, 1871. Cloth; 12mo. Vii, 207 pages. First edition. Volume I of a 2-volume work. Gilt titles; spattered edges. In German. Ludwig Geiger (son of Abraham) was a German literary historian and professor at Berlin University. Geschichte der Juden in Berlin was one of many works on German Jewish history. Geiger "was a vigorous exponent of liberalism and Reform Judaism and an opponent of political Zionism. In 1911, in his birthday letter to the kaiser, he courageously protested against the social discrimination to which German Jews were subjected. From 1909 he edited the leading Jewish newspaper, Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums. " (Rudolf Kayser, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- Berlin. Top of spine chipped, and front edge bumped. Binding tight and interior in very good condition. (GR-4-8) (ID #16024) $80.00.

104. • (Beuthen) Kopfstein, M. GESCHICHTE DER SYNAGOGEN-GEMEINDE IN BEUTHEN O.-S. Beuthen: M. Nothmann, 1891. Wrappers; 8vo. 64 pages. In German. This is a history of the synagogue congregation of Beuthen, a city of Prussian Silesia now belonging to Poland and known as Bytom. Kopfstein became rabbi there in 1889. Useful and scarce community history. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Poland -- Bytom. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Free Library of Philadelphia, UMelbourne, JNUL) . Author inscribed. Stamped "Dr. Felix Kopfstein, lawyer and Notary, Seesen. " Bookplate of Albert Phiebig on verso of title page. Phiebig was a New York publisher and book collector, one of the Continental emigré booksellers of the thirties and forties who brought expertise, craftmanship and a heightened bibliographical consciousness to the American antiquarian book trade. Cover lacking; some pages loose. Usual age staining. Good condition. (GR-6-25) (ID #15940) $200.00.

105. • (Bohemia) Stein, A. DIE GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN BÖHMEN. NACH AMTLICHEN GEDRUCKTEN UND UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN BEARBEITET. Brunn, Jüdischer Buch- Und Kunstverlag, 1904. 1st Edition (?). Cloth, Attractively rebound in boards, using original paper covers. Some light edgewear, Good+ Condition; 8vo; iv, 172 pages; Stein was the Rabbi of Radnitz. (ID #6588) $175.00.

106. • (Krotoszyn / Krotoschin) Witkowski, Rafal, Ed. ZYDOWSCY MIESZKANCY KROTOSZYNA, W XIX I XX W. / JEWISH INHABITANTS OF KROTOSZYN (KROTOSCHIN) IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY. Poznan: Wydwnictwo Bograf, 2004. Stiff paperback, Large 8vo, 88 pages. In Polish and English. Includes table of Krotoszyn's Jews 1831-1833, based on information in tax lists and other registers compiled by Bernhard Brilling. Also includes the burial register of the Krotoszyn Cemetery (1854-1920) of 777 names, and a names index to facilitate its use. 14 pre-war photos of gravestones are reproduced on the plates at the rear of the book. Includes bibliography. Signed and dated by author. Very Good Condition. (G-1-2) (ID #15959) $75.00.

107. • (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: 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) $225.00.

108. • (Vienna) Wachstein, Bernhard. DIE INSCHRIFTEN DES ALTEN JUDENFRIEDHOFES IN WIEN. IM AUFTRAGE DER HISTORISCHEN KOMMISSION DER ISRAELITISCHEN KULTUSGEMEINDE IN WIEN.2. TEIL. 1696-1783. Vienna & Leipzig: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1917. Cloth; 4to. Xliii, 636 pages. In German. 68 illustrations and 24 plates. Bibliography, indexes, and appendices. Series: Quellen und forschungen zur geschichte der Juden in Deutsch-Österreich, IV. Band, 1- t. Bernhard Wachstein was an historian, bibliographer, and genealogist..."director of the [Vienna] library which he built up to 50, 000 volumes, making it one of the richest and best ordered in Europe. In 1912 and 1917 he published his two-volume master work, Die Inschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien, a scholarly study of the tombstones of the Viennese Jewish community dating from 1540 to 1783." (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Inscriptions, Hebrew -- Austria -- Vienna. Jews -- Austria -- Vienna. Sepulchral monuments -- Austria -- Vienna. Inscriptions hébraïques -- Autriche -- Vienne. Juifs -- Autriche -- Vienne. Monuments funéraires -- Autriche -- Vienne. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Water damaged; pages and cover warped. Text in good condition. (GR-07A-1) (ID #16047) $100.00. 


FESTSCHRIFTEN & JUBILEE BOOKS


GR_chajes.jpg (1255851 bytes)109. • Chajes, Hirsch Perez. ABHANDLUNGEN ZUR ERINNERUNG AN HIRSCH PEREZ CHAJES. Vienna: Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1933. Wrappers; royal 8vo. Lvi, 308, 300+ pages. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Frontispiece mounted photograph of Chajes. In German and Hebrew. Series: Veröffentlichungen der Alexander Kohut memorial foundation, bd. VII. A memorial volume prepared by a committee of friends; prefatory note signed by V. Aptowitzer and A. Z. Schwartz for the committee. Chajes was a rabbi, scholar, and author. "During his nine years of office in Vienna, the second largest community in Europe, Chajes was the undisputed spiritual leader of Austrian Jewry, though his Zionist views were unpopular with the wealthy and comfortable assimilationists, and his liberal scholarship as well as his Zionism antagonized most of the Orthodox. But his influence on the younger generation was considerable. In time he was recognized as one of the leading men in world Jewry. A fine orator and a charismatic personality, Chajes greatly impressed his audiences with his sermons and speeches beginning with his first address as chief rabbi of Vienna, in which he made his Zionist confession of faith. In his charitable activities he was much helped by his friendship with some American Jewish leaders, and he visited the United States twice. Chajes took a great interest in Jewish education, founding or reviving two Jewish elementary schools, a high school (which after his death was given his name) , the religious teachers' seminary, and in particular, a Hebrew paedagogium, of which he was director and where he taught Bible. He also served on the board of the Jewish Theological Seminary. " (Salo W. Baron, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature. Chajes, Hirsch Perez, 1876-1927. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Pages uncut. Cover soil; spine and edges of wrappers worn. Interior in very good+ condition. (GR-07A-11) (ID #16059) $300.00. 

SW_festschrift.jpg (973454 bytes)110. • (Jüdisch-Theologisches Seminar) FESTSCHRIFT ZUM 75 JÄHRIGEN BESTEHEN DES JÜDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS FRAENCKELSCHER STIFTUNG. Breslau: Verlag M. & H. Marcus, 1929. Wrappers; 8vo. Two volumes. Approximately 900 pages. Illustrated with plates. In German and Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references. Volume I has articles by Isaak Heinemann, Albert Lewkowitz, Israel Rabin, and Michael Guttmann. Volume II has articles by Felix Aber, Joseph Cohn, Max Dienemann, Ismar Elbogen, Ismar Freund, Alexander & Julius Guttmann, Max Katten, Adolf Kober, Felix Lazarus, Ludwig Levy, Julius Lewkowitz, Arthur Loewenstamm, Siegfried Silberstein, David Simonsen, Leop. Treitel, Nachem Wahrmann, M. Gaster, Adolf Schwarz, and M. Grunwald. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Jüdisch-Theologisches Seminar (Breslau, Germany) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Some pencil underlining and margin marks in first volume. Wrappers sunned; some wear to corners and spines. Pages brown. Good condition. (SW-4) (ID #15607) $170.00.

111. • (Stuttgart) Israelitische Kultusvereinigung Württemberg Und Hohenzollern. FESTSCHRIFT ZUR EINWEIHUNG DER SYNAGOGE IN STUTTGART AM 18. IJAR 5712 (13. MAI 1952) . Stuttgart: Israelitische Kultusvereinigung Württemberg und Hohenzollern, 1952. Wrappers; 8vo. 31 pages. In German. Illustrated with 12 pages of plates. A booklet published for the inauguration of the Stuttgart synagogue in May 1952. Includes photos of the synagogue. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Hebrew -- Criticism, Textual. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Cover sunned; pages brown. Very good condition. (SW-5-21) (ID #15642) $40.00.

112. • (Graetz, Heinrich) Meisl, Josef. HEINRICH GRAETZ. EINE WÜRDIGUNG DES HISTORIKERS UND JUDEN ZU SEINEM 100. GEBURTSTAGE 31. OKTOBER 1917 (21 CHESCHWAN) . Berlin: Louis Lamm, 1917. Cloth; 8vo. 184 pages. In German. Frontispiece photograph of Dr. Graetz. Bibliography. Heinrich Graetz was a German historian and champion of Orthodoxy, author of the eleven-volume "Geschichte der Juden, " which superseded all previous histories of the Jewish people. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Binding has been repaired. Good condition. (GR-6-12) (ID #15927) $100.00.

113. • Kohut, George Alexander, Ed. SEMITIC STUDIES IN MEMORY OF REV. DR. ALEXANDER KOHUT, WITH PORTRAIT AND MEMOIR. Berlin: S. Calvary, 1897. Half cloth; 8vo. Xxxv, 615 pages. Marbled boards. In English, French, German, Greek, Arabic, and Hebrew. 43 important essays in addition to the introduction and the "portrait and memoir. " Alexander Kohut was a rabbi and orientalist, author of the monumental 4000-page edition of the "Aruch Completum" or "'Aruk ha-Shalem, " the production of which took Kohut 25 years. Adolph Kohut, author of the memoir, was his brother; George, the editor, was his son, himself a rabbi and scholar. SUBJECT (S): Semitic philology. Edgeworn; front hinge starting. Owner's stamp on flyleaf. Very good condition. (GR-6-8) (ID #15923) $150.00.

nobelltr.jpg (93622 bytes)114. • (Nobel, Anton Nehemia) Buber, Martin; & Rosenzweig, Franz. GABE HERRN RABBINER DR. [A.N.]NOBEL ZUM 50. GEBURTSTAG. 1862. Frankfurt a.M., J. Kauffmann, 1921. Cloth, 8vo, 112 pages. 25 cm. "Dargebracht von Martin Buber, Rudolf Hallo, Richard Koch, Siegfried Kracauer, Leo Loewenthal, Eugen Mayer, Max Michael..." Also Joseph Prager, Franz Rosenzweig, Ernst Simon, Bruno Strauss, Eduard Strauss & Robert Weiss. Warm period 33-word autograph letter from Nobel on his letterhead laid in (folded in 4ths). Nehemiah Anton Nobel (1871–1922) was a "German Orthodox rabbi and religious leader,...the son of Joseph Nobel (1840–1917), After being brought up in Halberstadt, where his father was Klausrabbinner, Nehemiah Nobel studied at the Berlin Rabbiner-Seminar. He served in the rabbinate of Cologne from 1896 to 1899, and then for several months in Koenigsberg. From there he went to the University of Marburg to study under Hermann Cohen, who had a great influence upon him, although they did not agree about Zionism. Nobel's activity in the Zionist Movement began in Cologne. He was on close terms with Theodor Herzl and David Wolffsohn and was one of the original founders of the Zionist Federation in Germany. He also took part in the founding convention of the Mizrachi movement in Pressburg (1904). Nobel's Zionist activity, motivated by his conviction that religion and nationhood are organically connected in Judaism, stood out in contrast to the united anti-Zionist front of Orthodox and liberal rabbis in Germany at the time. From 1901 he served in the rabbinate of Leipzig, from 1906 in the rabbinate of Hamburg, and finally, from 1910, in the rabbinate of Frankfort, where he succeeded Marcus Horovitz. There he prompted closer contacts with Judaism and Zionism in circles that had been drifting away from Judaism. His sermons and preachings, in which he was extraordinarily impressive, tackled topical problems. He influenced such Jewish thinkers as Ernst Simon, Oscar Wolfsberg (Y. Aviad), F. Rosenzweig, and M. Buber. The last two helped to publish the jubilee book [here] for his 50th birthday (1921). In 1919 he was elected chairman of the Union of German Rabbis and was head of the Akademie für die Wissenschaft des Judentums." (Getzel Kressel in EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Philosophy. Normally found in paper, this book is bound in period boards, retaining the original blue paper covers. Light wear to boards, overall Good+ Condition. (G-1-20) (ID #16043) $225.00.

GR_festschrift.jpg (1216513 bytes)115. • (Philippson, Martin) Guttmann, Jacob, and Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Wissenschaft Des Judentums, Eds. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN JUDEN. FESTSCHRIFT ZUM SIEBZIGSTEN GEBURSTAGE MARTIN PHILIPPSONS. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1916. Cloth; 8vo. Xii, 392 pages. In German. Embossed boards; gilt titles; decorative endpapers. "Einleitung" by Jacob Guttmann. Includes bibliographical references. 23 essays in honor of Philippson, director of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums ("Association for the Advancement of the Science of Judaism, " a 19th-century European movement) . SUBJECT(S): Jews. Jews -- Germany. Philippson, Martin, 1846-1916. Bookplate of Albert J. Phiebig on inside front cover. Phiebig was a New York publisher and book collector, one of the Continental emigré booksellers of the thirties and forties who brought expertise, craftmanship and a heightened bibliographical consciousness to the American antiquarian book trade. Excellent condition. (GR-5-2) (ID #15901) $100.00.


JEWISH ART & MUSIC

116. • Heller, S. , Trans. , and David Kaufmann, Ed. DIE ECHTEN HEBRÄISCHEN MELODIEEN. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1893. Cloth; 12mo. Xxiv, 284 pages. Pictorial boards; gilt decorations and titles. Red edges; decorative endpapers. A handsomely bound book. In German. Stephen Heller was a Hungarian composer and pianist. SUBJECT (S): Hymns, Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, Vanderbilt, JNUL, Oxford) . Usual age staining. Very good condition. (GR-6-13) (ID #15928) $50.00. 

117. • Katz, N. H. , and L. Waldbott, Eds. DIE TRADITIONELLEN SYNAGOGEN GESÄNGE. Brilon: N. H. Katz, 1868. Cloth; large 8vo. 52 pages. In German and romanized Hebrew. N. H. Katz was a teacher and cantor in Brilon (Westfalen) , and L. Waldbott in Oberlustadt. SUBJECT(S): Synagogue music. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Gratz) . Ex-library. Rebound. Damp stained. A couple of chips to edges. Text in good condition. (GR-07A-9) (ID #16057) $200.00. 

118. • Philippson, Phoebus. BIOGRAPHISCHE SKIZZEN. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1864. Quarter leather; 8vo. Xii, 219 pages. Marbled boards; embossed spine with gilt titles; spattered edges. In German. Two volumes in one: I. Moses Philippson; II. Joseph Wolf. Series: Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur Schriften, 9. Jahr 1863-1864. Phoebus Philippson (1807-1870) was the brother of Ludwig Philippson; he practiced medicine and published medical studies and literary works. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Biography. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Bound with L. Herzfeld, ZWEI VORTRÄGE ÜBER DIE KUNSTLEISTUNGEN DER HEBRÄER UND ALTEN JUDEN GEHALTEN 1863 IM KUNST-CLUB ZU BRAUNSCHWEIG. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1864. 62 pages. In German. Two lectures on Jewish art. Levi Herzfeld was a German rabbi and historian, and a spokesman for moderate reform. He wrote on history and religion as well as on Jewish art. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Art, Jewish. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Usual edgewear and age staining; very good condition. (GR-3-4) (ID #15995) $100.00. 

GR_zweig.jpg (1140431 bytes)119. • Zweig, Arnold, and Hermann Struck, Illustrator. DAS OSTJÜDISCHE ANTLITZ. Berlin: Welt-Verlag, 1920. Cloth; large 8vo. 107 pages. In German. Essays reflecting the thinking of German novelist and playwright Arnold Zweig on Jewish problems, together with 50 lithographs done from charcoal sketches, mostly portraits of Eastern European Jews, by Hermann Struck. Struck was a teacher of Chagall and a gifted portraitist, who sketched Herzl, Ibsen, Einstein, Nietzsche, and Freud. "During World War I Struck served with the German army in Lithuania. There he came in contact with East European Jews and was deeply impressed by their way of life. [Works such as] Das ostjuedische Antlitz (1920) reflect this experience. " (Elisheva Cohen, EJ) Technically flawless and hauntingly beautiful portraits. SUBJECT(S): Jews. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Jews -- Soviet Union. Ex-library with minimal markings. Damp stained; cover wrinkled. Edgeworn; backstrip peeling. Plates more brown and brittle than leaves of text. Interior of book in good condition. (GR-07A-16) (ID #16063) $60.00. 


KARAISM

120. • Fürst, Julius. GESCHICHTE DES KARÄERTHUMS. VOL. 1: GESCHICHTE DES KARÄERTHUMS BIS 900 DER GEWÖHNLICHEN ZEITRECHNUNG. VOL. 2: VON 900 BIS 1575 DER GEWÖHNLICHEN ZEITRECHNUNG. EINE KURZE DARSTELLUNG SEINER ENTWICKLUNG, LEHRE UND LITERATUR, . MIT DEN DAZUGEHÖRIGEN QUELLENNACHWEISEN. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1865. Cloth; 8vo. X, 324, 122 pages. Gilt titles; spattered edges. In German. Series: Schriften hrsg. Vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur; 10. Jahr: 1864-1865. The first volume of "Geschichte des karäerthums" appeared in the 7th "jahrgang" of "Schriften". Fürst (1805-73) was a distinguished scholar of Semitic languages and literature of his time. During his years as chairman of the department of Oriental languages and literature at Leipzig Univ. (1864-73) , he wrote major works on literary history and linguistics. (The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. ) SUBJECT(S): Karaites. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Has been rebound. Bit of chipping to series title page. Very good condition. (GR-6-18) (ID #15933) $50.00. 

121. • Hause, Benedict. RELIGIÖSE REDEN BEI FREUDIGEN FAMILIENEREIGNISSEN,. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1864. Half leather; 12mo. 185 pages. Marbled boards; spattered edges. In German. SUBJECT (S): Karaites. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Yale) . Owner inscribed. Very good condition. (GR-6-19) (ID #15934) $100.00. 


SERMONS

122. • Ehrentheil, Adolf. HADASIM. MYRTENZWEIGE. TRAUUNGS-REDEN. Frankfurt a.M.: Verlag von I. Kauffmann, 1883. Cloth, 12mo, 167 pages. 20 cm. Satin endpapers. In German, with occasional Hebrew phrasing. Jewish Wedding sermons. Author was “t.t. Feldrabbiner [Jewish Military Chaplain] im M.F. in Horic (Böhmen)” Bohemia. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (NYPL & Bar-Ilan Univ). SUBJECT(S): Wedding sermons, Jewish. Wear to boards, hinges starting, otherwise Good Condition. (CZ-1) $150.00.

123. • Zuckermandel, M. S. PREDIGTEN. Frankfurt, Kauffmann, 1911. Paper wrappers; 8vo. 130 pages. Eighteen sermons, in German and some Hebrew. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Cover sunned; chipping. Pages uncut. Good condition. (PC-1) (ID #15447) $75.00. 

124. • Hillel, Feivel. FESTPREDIGTEN. III. HEFT. PESSACH, WOCHENFEST, NEUJAHRSFEST, ABEND DES VERSÖHNUNGSTAGES. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1908. Wrappers; 8vo. 53 pages. In German. 8 sermons. Hillel was rabbi at Leipnik. SUBJECT (S): Festival-day sermons, Jewish. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Age- and damp-stained. Corners of wrappers chipped off. Text in good condition. (GR-6-28) (ID #15943) $50.00. 

125. • Hochfeld, S. KINDERPREDIGTEN. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1901. Cloth; 8vo. Ix, 123 pages. In German. Embossed boards; gilt titles. Samson Hochfeld was a rabbi in Frankfurt. SUBJECT (S): Children's sermons. Jewish sermons. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, JNUL, London Library) . Few marks in light pencil. Very good condition. (GR-5-4) (ID #15903) $75.00. 

126. • Hochfeld, Samson. KINDERPREDIGTEN. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1901. Wrappers; 8vo. Ix, 123 pages. In German. Samson Hochfeld was a rabbi in Frankfurt. SUBJECT (S): Children's sermons. Jewish sermons. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, JNUL, London Library) . Age- and damp-stained. Some pages still uncut. Back wrapper not present. Text in good condition. (GR-6-26) (ID #15941) $60.00. 

127. • Jellinek, Ad. PREDIGTEN. DRITTER THEIL (ONLY, OF THREE) . Vienna: Herzfeld & Bauer, 1866. Half cloth; 8vo. 343 pages. Marbled boards. This section stands on its own. In German. 27 sermons by Adolf Jellinek, "the greatest, most gifted Jewish preacher that modern Judaism has produced. His thorough knowledge of the Midrash, and the startling uses he made of it in his sermons, distinguish him especially from all his contemporaries and predecessors. In his discourses he is the most brilliant apologist of Judaism and the most accomplished and courageous opponent of all its enemies, both within and without the Synagogue. All his addresses are timely answers of Judaism to present-day questions and problems of intellectual and national life, of religion and science. With admirable insight he immediately recognizes in every midrash the whole structure of the original discourse. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Boston U. , GWU) . Front board and backstrip missing. Usual age staining. Marginalia in pencil on contents page. Owner inscribed. Binding tight. Interior in good condition. (GR-6-16) (ID #15931) $75.00. 

128. • Kanter, Felix. 'OLAT SHABAT: HOMILETISCHE ESSAYS ÜBER ZEITGEMÄSSE FRAGEN ZU ALLEN WOCHENABSCHNITTEN DES JAHRES. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1910. Cloth; 8vo. 254 pages. Marbled edges. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons -- Germany. Jewish sermons, German. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (UCLA, UFlorida, Yeshiva, UPenn, JNUL) . Ex-library. Newer binding, with some archival reinforcement to hinges. Boards scuffed; pages dark. Very good condition. (GR-3-22) (ID #16014) $100.00. 

129. • Kohn, J. PREDIGTEN. HEFT X. (SUKKOTH.) . Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1897. Wrappers; 8vo. 42 pages. In German. Five sermons (numbers XXXXVI-L) . Kohn was rabbi at Inowrazlaw. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Age-darkened. Pages very brittle; edges of title page and some corners chipped off. No outer wrappers. Text in good condition. (GR-6-27) (ID #15942) $50.00. 

130. • Maybaum, S. PREDIGTEN UND SCHRIFTERKLÄRUNGEN. ZWEITES, DRITTES UND VIERTES BUCH MOSES. Berlin: Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1907. Cloth; 12mo. Xviii, 268 pages. Gilt titles; red edges. In German. Third section of Maybaum's Predigten. Siegmund Maybaum was rabbi in Berlin; "one of the most eloquent rabbis in Germany. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. OCLC lists no copies of this self-published edition worldwide. Cover scuffed. Very good condition. (GR-3-11) (ID #16002) $75.00. 

131. • Nobel, Josef. THABOR; BETRACHTUNGEN ÜBER DIE HAFTARAS VOM GANZEN JAHRE. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1899. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 400 pages. Ruled boards; gilt titles. In German. Also has Hebrew title. Hebrew title page follows. Includes bibliographical references. Josef Nobel was a Hungarian rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and author. Thabor is a commentary on the Haftoroth of the whole year. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons. Sermons, German. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Author inscribed on flyleaf. Cover sunned. Very good condition. (GR-3-14) (ID #16006) $75.00. 

132. • Plessner, Salomon; Elias Plessner, Ed. SABBATH-PREDIGTEN FÜR ALLE WOCHENABSCHNITTE. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1888. Wrappers; 8vo. Iv, 734 pages. In German. Annotated. Salomon Plessner was a German preacher and Bible commentator. "Although possessing all the knowledge necessary for an Orthodox rabbi, he persistently declined rabbinical office, preferring freedom of speech. He earned a livelihood by preaching every other Saturday in the Berlin bet ha-midrash, continuing at the same time his study of the Apocrypha...In his sermons Plessner adopted the expressions of the most eminent Christian preachers, interspersing his sentences with verses of Schiller and Goethe, and rejecting the derashic or homiletic interpretation of the Bible. " (Isidore Singer & M. Seligsohn, JE) After his death, his Sabbath-Predigten was published by his son Elias. Series: Nachgelassene Schriften von Salomon Plessner; 1. Bd. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, German. Sermons, German -- Jewish authors. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, NY Public Library, Harvard, UPenn, Bibliotheque Nationale & UStrasbourg) . Sunned; edges chipping. Spine cracked; signatures loose. Pages still uncut; text very clean and in good condition. (GR-1-5) (ID #15968) $150.00. 

133. • Plessner, Salomon; Elias Plessner, Ed. SABBATH-PREDIGTEN FÜR ALLE WOCHENABSCHNITTE. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1888. Cloth; 8vo. Iv, 734 pages. In German. Annotated. Salomon Plessner was a German preacher and Bible commentator. "Although possessing all the knowledge necessary for an Orthodox rabbi, he persistently declined rabbinical office, preferring freedom of speech. He earned a livelihood by preaching every other Saturday in the Berlin bet ha-midrash, continuing at the same time his study of the Apocrypha...In his sermons Plessner adopted the expressions of the most eminent Christian preachers, interspersing his sentences with verses of Schiller and Goethe, and rejecting the derashic or homiletic interpretation of the Bible. " (Isidore Singer & M. Seligsohn, JE) After his death, his Sabbath-Predigten was published by his son Elias. Series: Nachgelassene Schriften von Salomon Plessner; 1. Bd. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, German. Sermons, German -- Jewish authors. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, NYPL, Harvard, UPenn, Bibliotheque Nationale & UStrasbourg) . Sunned. Spine cracked; three leaves chipped and loose but present. One of these has two pieces torn off, but present, and one has a corner missing, with some loss of text. These four damaged pages are also present in facsimile for full text. Archival repair to some other pages. Fair condition. (GR-6-3) (ID #15918) $75.00. 

134. • Sachs, Michael. edited by David Rosin. PREDIGTEN. ZWEITER BAND. SABBATPREDIGTEN ZUM DRITTEN, VIERTEN UND FÜNFTEN BUCHE MOSES. Berlin: Louis Gerschel, 1869. Half leather; 8vo. 443, x pages. In German. Michael Sachs was a German rabbi and scholar. He "was an outstanding preacher, and two volumes of his sermons were published posthumously, Predigten (1867-69) . " (Goldschmidt, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, German. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Owner's bookplate on inside front cover. Usual age staining and foxing. Backstrip missing; hinges weak. Text in good condition. (GR-4-5) (ID #16021) $75.00. 

LITURGY

135. • Ehrmann, Elieser L. ARBEITSPLAN FÜR SUKKOT. IM AUFTRAG DER REICHSVERTRETUNG BEARBEITET. Berlin-Charlottenburg: Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland Schulabteilung, 1936. Rundschreiben Nr. 23/36. Cloth; 4to. 8 pages. Marbled pamphlet binder. In German. Ehrmann authored several of these "work plans" for various Jewish holidays; this one is quite rare, from the Nazi period. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Pages brown. Very good condition. (SW-5-29) (ID #15650) $100.00.

136. • Baer, S. VOLLSTÄNDIGES GEBET- UND ERBANNNGSBUCH ZUM GEBRAUCHE BEI KRANKEN, STERBENDEN, WÄHREND DER TRAUER UND AUF DEM FRIEDHOFE: IN EBRÄISCHER UND DEUTSCHER SPRACHE. Rödelheim: J. Lehrberger, 1882. Cloth; 12mo. 92, 351, viii pages. Embossed boards. In German and Hebrew. First work in German; second work has German and Hebrew on facing pages. At head of title: Tozeoth Chajim. Second work has added title page in Hebrew. Second work on inverted pages. Seligman Isaac Baer was a Hebrew grammarian, masorah scholar, and liturgist. His "greatest achievement lay in the field of liturgy. His many editions of liturgical texts, in which he followed the example and standards set by Heidenheim, were not only a scholarly feat but added dignity and decorum to Orthodox synagogue services throughout Western Europe, where his editions gained great popularity... Most of these texts are accompanied by a German translation, and some are in two versions for the western and eastern Ashkenazi rites. These handsome little books ran into several editions and were reprinted after World War II. " (EJ) The Tozeoth Chajim is a handbook for mourners. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. Prayer -- Judaism. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Hartford, Utah) . Usual age staining. Front board and backstrip missing. Text in good condition. (GR-4-4) (ID #16020) $50.00.

137. • GEBET-ORDNUNG FÜR DEN JUGENDGOTTESDIENST IN DER JÜDISCHEN GEMEINDE ZU BERLIN. (SABBATH-NACHMITTAG.) VIERTE AUFLAGE. Berlin: Julius Sittenfeld, 1899. Cloth; 12mo. 25 pages. In German with Hebrew on facing columns. Musical scores. ("Prayer Order for the Youth Service in the Jewish Municipality of Berlin. (Sabbath Afternoon. ) The Fourth Edition. ") SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Sabbath (Jewish law) -- Prayer-books and devotions. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this early edition. Sunned; hinges starting. Very good condition. (GR-6-7) (ID #15922) $50.00.

138. • Landau, M. I.; (Moses Israel), editor and translator. MAHAZOR: L`SH`MINI `AZERETH UL`SIMHAS TORAH K`MINHAG HA-M`DINNOTH POLIN BÖHMEN MÄHREN W`UNGARN. GEBETE FÜR DAS SCHLUSSFEST UND DAS DARAUF FOLGENDE FEST DER TORAFREUDE. [This vol. Only]. Prag, Jakob W. Pascheles, 1875. Cloth, 8vo, 40, 222 pages. Festgebete der Israeliten. Vol. 6 [only], but complete for this Holiday. Hebrew title precedes German. Paging in Hebrew and Arabic, and text in Hebrew and German. “Mit deutscher übersetzung u. erläuternden anmerkungen von M.I. Landau.” OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Rebound (but front cover upside down!); tears to 1 leaf, otherwise Good, solid condition. (CZ-1) $75.00.

139. • Zunz, Leopold. DIE GOTTESDIENSTLICHEN VORTRÄGE DER JUDEN, HISTORISCH EN WICKELT. EIN BEITRAG ZUR ALTERTHUMSKUNDE UND BIBLISCHEN KRITIK, ZUR LITERATUR-UND RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE. Berlin: A. Asher, 1832. Cloth; 8vo. Xv, 481 pages. Deckled edges. First edition. In German. Bibliographical citations. "Verzeichnis der benutzten ... Werke": [2] pages following page 481. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy. Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Leopold Zunz was the founder of the modern "science of Judaism; " this work was "destined to be the most important Jewish work published in the nineteenth century. In the preface, which was no less remarkable than the contents, the German authorities were arraigned for their refusal to grant the Jews the justice due them by right and for their reluctance to accord them liberty instead of special rights and privileges. The Jews were entitled to be citizens of Germany. Jewish science too ought no longer to be excluded from governmental patronage, but should have institutions provided for its development. In the synagogues the living word was once more to resound, for the sermon had always been an institution of Judaism. The book afforded the proof, and its purpose was to trace the historic growth of this synagogal institution. This preface was suppressed by the government and cut out from most copies of the first edition. The work itself was a masterly exposition of the gradual growth and evolution of homiletic literature, traced through the Midrash, the Haggadah, and the prayer-book. It was the first book to assign dates and to disclose the relative interdependence of the various documents. Besides showing that the sermon was thoroughly Jewish, the book demonstrated that Judaism had a science which could justly claim equality with the studies admitted to university standing. It proved, furthermore, that Judaism was a growing force, not a crystallized law. Scientific throughout, the book had a powerful influence in shaping the principles of Reform Judaism, especially as applied to the prayer-books. For all time to come the "Gottesdienstliche Vorträge" fixed the method which the literary exploration of Jewish literaturemust follow to a certain degree, even though the merely formal criterion of the mention of a literary document is urged too strongly as decisive in assigning to it its date and place. With this book Zunz rose at once to the pinnacle of recognized leadership. His discriminating insight, his power of combination, his sound scholarship, his classic reserve, and his dignity of presentation proclaimed him master. No second edition of the "Gottesdienstliche Vorträge" was prepared by the author, but it was reprinted after his death (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1892; comp. E. G. Hirsch, "Die Jubiläen Zweier Werke, " in "Der Zeitgeist, " 1882) . " (JE) Ex-library with minimal markings. Rebound; very tight. Damp stained. Good condition. (GR-07A-8) (ID #16056) $500.00. 


LINGUISTICS (SEE ALSO RABBINICS & BIBLE SECTIONS)


140. • Böhl, F. M. Th. DIE SPRACHE DER AMARNABRIEFE MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER KANAANISMEN. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1909. Cloth; 8vo. Iv, 96 pages. Published also as the author's inaugural dissertation, Leipzig, 1909. SUBJECT (S): Akkadian language -- Grammar. Tell el-Amarna tablets. Bit of soil and edgewear to cover; very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15599) $30.00.

141. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. AUSFÜHRLICHES GRAMMATISCH-KRITISCHES LEHRGEBÄUDE DER HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE MIT VERGLEICHUNG DER VERWANDTEN DIALEKTE. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Leipzig: Friedrich Christian Wilhelm Vogel, 1817. Cloth; 8vo. Xx, 908 pages. Marbled boards; gilt titles. In German. 2 volumes, numbered consecutively. Includes bibliographical references and index. Gesenius was a German orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations...[Ausfuehrliches grammatisch-kritisches Lehrgebaeude der hebraeischen Sprache mit Vergleichung der verwandten Dialekte is] one of his most important contributions to the knowledge of Hebrew language and grammar...In it, he explained his scientific linguistic system based on comparative Semitic philology. " (Irene Garbell, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Edgeworn; age stained and dampstained. For its age, very good condition. (GR-2-12) (ID #15990) $250.00.

GR_gesenius.jpg (689722 bytes)142. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. AUSFÜRHLICHES GRAMMATISCH-KRITISCHES LEHRGEBÄUDE DER HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE: MIT VERGLEICHUNG DER VERWANDTEN DIALEKTE. COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME. Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1817. Disbound; 8vo. Xx, 908 pages. In German. Red edges. Bibliographical citations and indexes. Two parts in one volume: "Elementarlehre" (orthography and phonology) and "Formenlehre" (morphology) . Gesenius was a Christian Hebraist and Orientalist who "exercised remarkable influence on the study of the Hebrew language and on the exegesis of the Old Testament, which he helped to place on a purely philological foundation...His "Hebräische Grammatik" appeared first in 1813, and ever since has been a standard work on the subject, no less than twenty-seven editions having appeared in Germany, as well as translations in most European languages. Gesenius kept for the most part to the lines laid down by the Hebrew grammarians of the Middle Ages...but in the successive editions made ever greater use of comparative Semitic philology. As a supplement to these works, Gesenius issued in 1815 his "Geschichte der Hebräischen Sprache und Schrift, " and this still remains the only available sketch of the history of the study of the Hebrew language. (JE) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Ex-library with minimal markings. Some age staining. Flyleaf nearly detached. Although cover not present, binding is tight. Text in very good condition. (GR-07-9) (ID #15955) $100.00.

143. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. GESCHICHTE DER HEBRAISCHE SPRACHE UND SCHRIFT EINE PHILOLOGISCH-HISTORISCHE EINLEITUNG IN DIE SPRACHLEHREN UND WÖRTERBÜCHER DER HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE. Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1815. Quarter leather, 12mo. Viii, 229 pages. First edition. Marbled boards; red edges; riased bands; gilt titles. In German. Gesenius was a German orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. " (Irene Garbell, EJ) "His Geschichte der Hebräischen Sprache und Schrift...still remains the only available sketch of the history of the study of the Hebrew language. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- History. Hebrew philology -- History. Hebrew language -- Writing. Hébreu (Langue) -- Histoire. Philologie hébraïque. Hébreu (Langue) -- Écriture. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Water damaged; some paper peeled off boards. Front hinge gone; backstrip nearly detached, with about 2" not present. Printed on very strong old laid rag paper. Text in very good condition. (GR-07A-5) (ID #16053) $150.00. 

144. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. HEBRÄISCHE GRAMMATIK. Halle: Renger, 1824. Cloth, 12mo. Xvi, 236 pages. Seventh edition. Marbled boards. In German. Series: His Hebräische Elementarbuch. 1. Theil. Gesenius was a German orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. " (Irene Garbell, EJ) "His Hebräische Grammatik appeared first in 1813, and ever since has been a standard work on the subject, no less than twenty-seven editions having appeared in Germany, as well as translations in most European languages. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Chicago, Penn, Lutheran Theological Seminary) . Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Corner of one leaf torn off, not affecting text. Printed on very strong old laid rag paper. Text in very good condition. (GR-07A-4) (ID #16052) $150.00. 

gesenius.jpg (670139 bytes)145. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. HEBRÄISCHES UND CHALDÄISCHES HANDWÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DAS ALTE TESTAMENT. ZWEYTER THEIL (only). VIERTE VERBESSERTE UND VERMEHRTE AUFLAGE. Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1834. Cloth; 8vo. 921 pages. In German. Second part of a two-vol. Work. Gesenius was a Christian Hebraist and Orientalist who "exercised remarkable influence on the study of the Hebrew language and on the exegesis of the Old Testament, which he helped to place on a purely philological foundation. Besides publishing various works on Semitic languages (e. G. , "Versuch über die Maltesische Sprache, " 1810, on Maltese; "Paläographische Studien über Phönizische und Punische Schrift, " 1835; and "Scripturæ Linguæque Phœniciæ Monumenta, " 1837, on Punic and Phenician) , he devoted himself to Hebrew grammar and lexicography. His first lexicographical work was a "Handwörterbuch" in two volumes, 1810-12; a shorter edition appeared in 1814, which became the standard Hebrew dictionary, not alone for Germany, but also for the English-speaking world-the English editions by Robinson, Tregelles, and the Oxford improved edition by Briggs, Brown, and Driver being the main sources of Hebrew lexicography. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. German language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library in library binding. Usual age staining. Fine laid bond has well withstood the years. For its age, very good condition. (GR-07-1) (ID #15947) $100.00.


YIDDISH (ABOUT)

145A. • Birnbaum, Salomo A. PRAKTISCHE GRAMMATIK DER JIDDISCHEN SPRACHE FÜR DEN SELBSTUNTERRICHT. MIT LESESTUCKEN UND EINEM WÖRTERBUCH. Wien, Hartleben, No Date (ca. 1890s). Cloth, 12mo (small) ; 188 pages; Die Kunst der Polyglottie, 128. Published under title: Grammatik der jiddischen Sprache. Intersteing relatively early study and explnation of Yiddish as a legitimate language. Few stains to covers, bookplate removed, lacks blank endpaper, paper starting to brown a bit as usually found, Very Good Condition. (ID# 4331) $75.00

146. • Kloss, Heinz. NEBENSPRACHEN: EINE SPRACHPOLITISCHE STUDIE UBER DIE BEZIEHUNGEN ENG VERWAN DTER SPRACHGEMEINSCHAFTEN... NIEDERLANDISCH, DEUTSCH, JIDDISCH, AFRIKAANS, FRIESISCH, PENNSYLVANIA-DEUTSCH. Vienna, Wilhelm Braumuller, 1929. Paper wrappers; 8vo. 60 pages. In German. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Spine chipping; 4-cm. Tear in front cover at spine; otherwise, very good condition. (W-62) (ID #15709) $100.00. 

GR_grünbaum.jpg (653868 bytes)147. • Grünbaum, Max. JÜDISCHDEUTSCHE CHRESTOMATHIE: ZUGLEICH EIN BEITRAG ZUR KUNDE DER HEBRÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1882. Disbound; 8vo. Xii, 587 pages. Marbled endpapers. In German. Bibliographical citations. Max Grünbaum was a distinguished Munich Orientalist. A Chrestomathy is an aid, by means of prose passages, in learning a language. Contains Medieval Yiddish translations of the Bible. SUBJECT (S): Yiddish language -- Translating into German. Ex-library with minimal markings. Some age staining. Corners of a few pages chipped. Although cover not present, binding is tight. Text in good condition. (GR-07-8) (ID #15954) $200.00. 



ZIONISM

148. • Bein, Alex. THEODOR HERZL: BIOGRAPHIE. Vienna: Fiba, 1934. Cloth; 8vo. 736 pages. In German. Frontispiece photograph of Herzl; and 62 black-and-white plates. "Veröffentlichte schriften Herzls": pages 702-703. Bibliography included in "Anmerkungen" (p. 707-714) INSCRIBED BY BEIN ON FLYLEAF. Herzl is the "father of political Zionism and founder of the World Zionist Organization. [He] transformed Zionism from a weak and insignificant movement into a world organization and a political entity that Great Britain was prepared to accept as the authorized representative of the Jewish people. This in turn led to the Balfour Declaration and eventually to the founding of the State of Israel. " (Alex Bein, EJ) Dr. Bein was the former state archivist of Israel and Director of the Central Zionist Archives. Cover sunned; spine shows wear at top and bottom, with 1/2" rip at top and 1" rip at bottom of front edge. Pages brown. Overall good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15587) $75.00.


149. • Landauer, Georg. ZWISCHEN ZWEI REVOLUTIONEN: ZIONISTISCHE BETRACHTUNGEN ZU EINIGEN FRAGEN DER ÜBERGANGSZEIT. Tel Aviv: Hitachduth Olej Germania we Olej Austria, 1942. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 118 pages. 17 cm. In German. Born on November 17, 1895, in Cologne, Germany. Georg Landauer was a lawyer, journalist, and Zionist leader. He was active in the Zionist youth movement Blau-Weiss and the student organization Kartell Jüdischer Verbindungen. He was a founder of the German branch of Ha-Poel Ha-Zair. Georg Landauer became director of the Berlin Palestine Office in 1925 and in 1929 of the Zionist Federation of Germany. After his emigration to Palestine in 1934, he was involved in politics in the Yishuv, especially as founder of Aliyah Hadasha, a party based in the German immigrant community, and in Aliyah and absorption matters, particularly as financial director of Youth Aliyah. Georg Landauer served twenty years (1934-1954) as a managing director of the Jewish Agency Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews. After the Second World War ended Georg Landauer was involved in negotiating for reparations and restitution of the property of German Jews in Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1953 and died in New York City on February 4, 1954. (Leo Baeck Institute) SUBJECT(S): Zionism. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, Princeton, NYPL, OSU, Oxford) . Very Good Condition. (G-1-3) (ID #15960) $125.00.

150. • Landauer, Georg. ZWISCHEN ZWEI REVOLUTIONEN: ZIONISTISCHE BETRACHTUNGEN ZU EINIGEN FRAGEN DER ÜBERGANGSZEIT. Tel Aviv: Hitachduth Olej Germania we Olej Austria, 1942. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 118 pages. 17 cm. In German. Backstrip repaired, otherwise Very Good Condition. (G-1-4) (ID #15961) $100.00.


ANTISEMITISM & THE JEWISH QUESTION

151. • Bloch, Joseph S. , Theodor Nöldecke, and August Wünsche. ISRAEL UND DIE VÖLKER: NACH JÜDISCHER LEHRE. Berlin & Vienna: Benjamin Harz, 1922. Half leather; 8vo. Lii, 830 pages. Marbled boards; raised bands; gilt titles. In German. Half-title: Israel und die Völker nach jüdischer Lehre mit berücksichtigung sämtlicher antisemitischer Textfälschungen in Talmud, Schulchan Aruch, Sohar und anderen rabbinischen und kabbalistischen Schriften auf Grund der dem Wiener Landesgericht aus Anlass des Prozesses Rohling contra block 1885 erstateten schriftlichen Gutachten der in Eid genommenen sachverständigen Professor Dr. Theodor Nöldeke und lic. Theol. Dr. August Wünsche systematisch dargestellt ... "Dieses Buch ... Intendiert ... Die Dienste eines Kompendiums für jüdische Apologetik zu leisten. "--p. Lii. Bibliography: p. 791-797. Theodor Bloch was a rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. "During the Tisza-Eszlar blood libel trial in 1883, when August Rohling undertook to attest on oath that Jews practiced ritual murder, Bloch attacked him in the press. He challenged Rohling's competence as a scholar, accused him of lying, and offered him 3, 000 florins for translating a random page of the Talmud. Rohling was forced to sue Bloch for libel, but after two years' investigations withdrew his action 13 days before the trial was due to open...Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israel and the Nations, 1927) [is a compendium of apologetics] based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial. " (Meir Lamed, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Antisemitism. Judaism -- Controversial literature -- History and criticism. Rohling, August, 1839-1931. Edgewear; bit of foxing. Very good condition. (GR-4-1) (ID #16017) $75.00. 

152. • Freien Wissenschaftlichen Vereinigung An Der Universität Berlin, Eds. F. W. V.ER TASCHENBUCH. Berlin: J. S. Preuss, 1909? Cloth; 16mo. 128 pages. In German. "Pocketbook of the Free Scientific Union of Berlin University. " Table of contents lists 8 chapters with authors; 6 of the 8 have likely or possibly Jewish authors. One chapter, by Spangenberg, is entitled: "Die Standpunkt der FWV zur Judenfrage. " As an association for Scientific Students founded in 1885, this organization would have found itself at the center of discussions, overt and covert, about the entry of Jews into the sciences and German intellectual life. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Some marks in ink. Small stain on back cover. Binding tight; pages bright. Very good condition. (GR-6-6) (ID #15921) $175.00. 

153. • Lewin, Reinhold. DIE JUDENGESETZGEBUNG FRIEDRICH WILHELMS II. Leipzig, No Date (1913) . Wrappers; 8vo. Approximately 100 pages. In German. Five offprints (from what periodical? ?) together comprising an entire work, "The Jewish Legislation of Friedrich Wilhelm II. " OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Lewin was a rabbi, author also of Luthers Stellung zu den Juden; ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland während des Reformationszeitalters. Very good condition. (GR-6-11) (ID #15926) $85.00. 

HOLOCAUST

154. • Jaspers, Karl. DIE GEISTIGE SITUATION DER ZEIT. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1932. Cloth; 16mo. 191 pages. Series: Sammlung Göschen, Band 1000. Jaspers was a professor of first of psychology and then philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. Though a non-believer himself, his wife was Jewish and he was vehemently anti-Nazi. He wrote extensively on the threat to human freedom posed by modern institutions and beliefs. SUBJECT (S): Civilization. Very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15602) $30.00.

48261.jpg (936808 bytes) 155. • Hiemer, Ernst. DER PUDELMOPSDACKELPINSCHER: UND ANDERE BESINNLICHE ERZÄHLUNGEN [The The Poodle-Pug-Dachshund-Pincher and Other Logical Narrations] . Nürnberg: Der Stürmer-buchverlag, 1940. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, 95 pages. Includes line drawings by Willi Hofmann. 22 cm. In German. In the introduction to Die Judenfrage im Unterricht , which was published in 1937 by Der Stürmer, Julius Streicher made the following statement: "The National Socialist state requires its teachers to teach German children racial theory. For the German people, racial theory means the Jewish problem." Der Pudelmopsdachelpinscher (The Poodle-Pug-Dachshund-Pincher), one of three Antisemitic picture storybooks published by Der Stürmer, was written by Ernst Hiemer and published in 1940. In the opinion of Prof. Mary Mills, it is even "more dangerous than either Don't Trust a Fox in a Green Meadow or the Word of a Jew or The Poisonous Mushroom." Realizing that children are basically very interested in the world of nature that surrounds them, Hiemer constructs little stories centered upon what are generally considered to be despicable traits in certain animals and insects and concludes each story by transferring the undesirable characteristics to the human world via the Jews. The Jews are the drones of society because do not work but rather live from the labor of others. Like the cuckcoo, Jews are depicted as stealing other people's homes. They are the foreigners who threaten to displace the Germans from Germany. As hyeanas strike disabled animals, Jews are portrayed as preying upon disadvantaged Germans/Christians. Other animals included in these comparisons are the chameleon (the great deceiver), the locust (the scourge of God), the bedbug (the blood sucker), the sparrow (good-for-nothings), the poodle-mops-dachshund-pincher (an inferior race created by cross-breeding various types of races), the poisonous snake (the viper of humanity, and the tapeworm (the parasite of humanity). Finally, Jews are compared to a deadly bacteria, which threatens the existence of the human race. Just as deadly bacteria must be eliminated, so must the Jews be exterminated. Hiemer concludes with an exhortation to the youth of the world to become actively involved in the war against the Jews. Young Germans are cast as the hope of Germany and the saviors of a world under siege by a Jewish plague. The cumulative effect of so many comparisons with the world of nature, one might think, would be to make the elimination of Jews a natural and expected occurrence. Their extermination is presented as being part of the natural order of things, and the child is invited to rescue the desired natural order from the disaster planned by the Jews. The opportunity is strongly presented for the child to go from being a passive recipient of information on the destruction caused by the Jews to an active participant in the war against the Jews. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide, with only 1 copy west of the Mississippi (Harvard, UC-Berkeley, Yale, LOC, Illinois, Princeton, Columbia, NYPL, Penn, Providence College, Wisconsin, JNUL) Light bowing to boards, with extreme edges professionally touched up. Crease to corner of rear board professionally reinforced. Else Very Good Condition. The scarcest of the three books, and an important work in the study of Nazi Antisemitic ideology and imagery. (ID #15620) $5,000.00. 

156. • Institut Zum Studium Der Judenfrage. DIE JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND. Munich: Franz Eher Nachf. , 1936. Cloth, 4to. 416 pages. 4. Auflage. 17.-21. Tausend. In German. Illustrated with tables. Major Nazi propaganda work outlining their view of the negative role Jews played in the history of Germany. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Germany. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide of this edition (Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Penn, US Holocaust Meml Museum) . Stamped "Landgericht Heidelberg" ("Heidelberg Regional Court") on flyleaf and title page. Inscribed "Germany April 28, 1945. Presented to Dr. Dinin as a souvenir from Germany. S/Sgt H. Norman Tress. " Tress was the illustrator of Jewish Customs and Ceremonies (1941) ; Dr. Dinin was a JTS professor who was sent to the West Coast in 1945 by that institution. He "played a key role in developing several institutional pillars of Jewish education in [Los Angeles], including the West Coast's Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) affiliate, the University of Judaism (UJ) and Camp Ramah. And, by extension, he has nourished many of the city's Jewish minds. " (Michael Aushenker, The Jewish Journal) Ex-library with minimal markings. Water damaged; some warping to pages. Text in very good condition. (GR-07A-6) (ID #16054) $75.00. 


OTHER GERMAN JUDAICA

SW_auerbach.jpg (778867 bytes)157. • Auerbach, Elias. WÜSTE UND GELOBTES LAND. ERSTER BAND: GESCHICHTE ISRAELS VON DEN ANFÄNGEN BIS ZUM TODE SALOMOS. ZWEITER BAND: VOM TODE SALOMOS BIS EZRA UND NEHEMIA. Berlin: Schocken Verlag/ Juedischer Buchverlag, 1938, 1936. Cloth; large 4to. 287; 287 pages. Illustrated with plates at back of volumes (15 in first volume; 17 in second) . Three folded maps in color in pockets at the back. In German. "Literatur-Verzeichnis": v. 1, p. 278. "Quellen der Königsgeschichte und der nachexilischen Zeit": volume 2, pages 13-28. Auerbach was a physician, Bible scholar and university lecturer who emigrated to Israel from Germany; "Wüste Und Gelobtes Land, " a history of Israel from its beginning until the period of the return from Babylon, is his major work. (EJ) SUBJECT: Jews -- History. Dust covers soiled and a bit edgeworn. Volume one inscribed "Julius Kravetz" on flyleaf (Kravetz was a rabbi and author) . Very good condition in good dust jackets. (SW-1) (ID #15576) $75.00.

beer-hofmann.jpg (51548 bytes)158. • Beer-Hofmann, Richard. JAÁKOBS TRAUM; EIN VORSPIEL. 1862. Berlin, S. Fischer, 1920. Cloth, 8vo, 170 pages. 21 cm. In German. THIS IS RABBI DAVID DE SOLA POOL'S COPY, WARMLY INSCRIBED TO HIM BY BEER-HOFFMAN IN BRIGHT BLUE PENCIL IN VIENNA IN NOV. 1920. Series: Die Historie von König David, ein Zyklus. Richard Beer-Hofmann (b. 1866 Vienna, d. 1945 New York ) was an Austrian-Jewish dramatist and poet. He studied law in Vienna, graduating in 1890. That same year he became acquainted with the writers Hugo von Hofmannsthal , Hermann Bahr and Arthur Schnitzler , beginning a long friendship and period of literary activity. From the 1920s until 1932 he was also a director for Max von Reinhardt. He received many literary prizes, including the Volksschillerpreis in the year 1905 in Germany. In 1939 he fled to New York, by way of Zurich, all his works becoming banned in Nazi Germany & Austria. SUBJECT(S): Jacob (Biblical patriarch) -- Drama. Expertly rebound, preserving the original oversize boards. Some stains to paper including some text in the inscription (not the autograph), and light wear to boards, Good+ Condition. (G-1-21) (ID #16044) $200.00.

159. • Bloch, Chajim. DER PRAGER GOLEM: VON SEINER “GEBURT” BIS ZU SEINEM TOD. Berlin, Verlag Harz, 1920. Cloth, 12mo, 232 pages. Mit einem Geleitwort von Hans Ludwig Held. “The Golem of Prague: from its birth to its death.” Lacks backstrip (spine covering), otherwise Good Condition. (CZ-1) $30.00.

160. • Burg, Meno. GESCHICHTE MEINES DIENSTLEBENS. MIT EINEM GELEITWORT VON PROF. DR. LUDW. GEIGER. Leipzig: M. W. Kauffmann, 1916. Wrappers; 12mo. Xvi, 172 pages. In German. 5. Auflage. Autobiography of Meno Burg, German military officer who refused the king's order to adopt Christianity in order to secure an appointment as a captain. "Burg, who was supported by Prince August, demurred, and defended his course with such courage and vigor that the king finally conceded the point and sanctioned the promotion. Burg was honored with the Medal for Merit, the Gold Medal for Art and Science, and the Order of the Red Eagle. In 1847 he became a major. " (Isidore Singer and Max Cohen, JE) OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Sunned. Title page torn, with small piece missing from top edge, not affecting text. Following page has taped repair. Overall good condition. (GR-6-4) (ID #15919) $45.00.

161. • (Delitzsch, Franz) Greiß, Christian. JESUS IM URTEIL DER JUDEN. EIN VORTRAG GEHALTEN IN LEIPZIG BEI DER GEDÄCHTNISFEIER DES HUNDERTSTEN GEBURTSTAGES FRANZ DELITZSCHS. Basel, Werner-Riehm, 1913. 1st Edition. Cloth, Attractively rebound in period cloth, with original covers mounted on front and rear. Very Good Condition. ; 8°; 30 pages. Author is based in Prague. Delitzsch was a leading period Christian writer on Jews and on the Old Testament. (cz-1) (ID #8132) $60.00.

GR_finkelstein.jpg (1012185 bytes)162. • Finkelstein, Zygmunt. F. STÜRMER DES GHETTO ESSAYS. Vienna: Safruth (Rath & Präger) , 1924. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 184 pages. In German. Illustrated with plates. Fourteen essays on well-known Jews, such as Max Nordau, Scholem alejchem, Israel Zangwill, and I. L. Perez. Z. F. Finkelstein (who also wrote under the pen name Z. F. Finot) was an author and editor of Die Stimme, a periodical to which Theodor Herzl was a frequent contributor. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Europe -- Intellectual life. Jewish authors -- Europe. Jews -- Civilization. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Cover scuffed; corners bumped. Very good condition. (GR-07A-17) (ID #16064) $40.00.

163. • Geiger, Abraham. DAS JUDENTUM UND SEINE GESCHICHTE. IN VIERUNDDREISSIG VORLESUNGEN. Breslau: Wilhelm Jacobsohn, 1910. Half cloth; 8vo. Vi, 539 pages. Marbled edges. In German. 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...His theoretical and practical activities were stamped by intellectual daring and profound knowledge of both Jewish and general subjects, and served his aspiration to make Judaism an integral part of the general European culture in its German context..." (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- To 70 A. D. Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. Jews -- History -- To 70 A. D. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Non-archival repair to backstrip, most of which is not present. Binding tight. Interior very clean and bright. Good condition. (GR-6-14) (ID #15929) $150.00.

164. • Güdemann, M. DAS JUDENTHUM IN SEINEN GRUNDZÜGEN UND NACH SEINEN GESCHICHTLICHEN GRUNDLAGEN DARGESTELLT. Vienna: R. Löwit, 1902. Half cloth; 8vo. Iv, 105 pages. Presumed first edition. In German. Contents: Die Familie. --Der Gottesglaube. --Der Mensch, das Ebenbild Gottes. --Das Diesseits und das Jenseits. --Die Lehre und das Leben. --Die Hoffnung für die Zukunft. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Age staining; notes in pencil. Very good condition. (SW-5-24) (ID #15645) $40.00.

165. • Güdemann, Moritz. JÜDISCHE APOLOGETIK. Glogau: Carl Flemming, 1906. Cloth; 8vo. Xx, 248 pages. In German. Embossed boards; gilt titles; marbled edges; decorative endpapers. Includes bibliographical references. Series: Grundriss der Gesamtwissenschaft des Judentums; Schriften der Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschsft des Judentums; Variation: Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums (Germany) . ; Schriften. Güdemann was chief rabbi of Vienna at the turn of the century, who "especially distinguished himself by his investigations into the history of Jewish education and culture. " He was opposed to Zionism's tendency to stress nationalism rather than the religious character of Judaism. (JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Few margin marks in light pencil. Edgeworn; backstrip peeling, with 2" at bottom edge not present. Front hinge starting. Interior in very good condition. (GR-5-3) (ID #15902) $60.00.

166. • Güdemann, Moritz. RELIGIONSGESCHICHTLICHE STUDIEN. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1876. Half cloth; small 8vo. 144 pages. Marbled boards and edges. Gilt titles and bands. In German. Annotated. Contents: Mythenmischung in der Hagada. Ein Beitrag zur jüdischen Sagengeschichte, wie zur Mythologie der Aegypter, Phöniker und Griechen. --Die Logia des Matthäus als Gegenstand einer talmudischen Satyre. --Zur Erklärung des Barnabasbriefes. --R. Josua b. Chananja und das Christenthum. Güdemann was chief rabbi of Vienna at the turn of the century, who "especially distinguished himself by his investigations into the history of Jewish education and culture. " He was opposed to Zionism's tendency to stress nationalism rather than the religious character of Judaism. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Judaism (Christian theology) . OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Has been rebound, preserving original boards. Edgeworn; sunned. Very good condition. (GR-6-5) (ID #15920) $100.00.

167. • Ha Cohen, R. Joseph, and M. Wiener. EMEK HABACHA VON R. JOSEPH HA COHEN. AUS DEM HEBRÄISCHEN IN'S DEUTSCHE ÜBERTRAGEN, MIT EINEM VORWORTE, NOTEN UND REGISTERN VERSCHEN UND MIT HEBRÄISCHEN HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN BEILAGEN BEREICHERT. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1858. Half leather; 8vo. Period binding with marbled edges and endpapers, gilt titles and trim. Xiv, 226, xxix pages. In German and Hebrew. Series: Bibliothek jüdischer chroniken und reisewerke in uebersetzung und mit noten ... On recto of added title page: "Schriften hrsg. Vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 3. Jahr: 1857-1858. Bibliothek jüischer chroniken und reisewerke. 1." Ha Cohen was a historian and physician of the 16th century; in his "'Emek ha-Bakah, " "he dwells upon the sorrows and sufferings the Jews endured in various countries in the course of centuries. The book, which is a martyrology from beginning to end, closes with the 24th of Tammuz, 5335 (1575) . The author's moderation and self-control are admirable...His work is valuable also on account of its brilliant narrative, excellent characterization, and fine Biblical style. Having lived in Italy from his childhood and become acquainted with persons prominent politically, he is a valuable source for the history of his time; concerning many events, he had closely examined competent witnesses. He also mentions a number of important facts ignored by other historians. " (Eduard Neumann and Richard Gottheil, JE) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- A. D. 70- Jews -- Persecutions. Corners worn; non-archival repair to backstrip, which is nearly detached. One section detached but present. Hinges weak. Faint water stain to top edge of some pages; otherwise, interior of book in very good condition. (SW-5-4) (ID #15627) $100.00.

168. • Höxter, Julius. QUELLENBUCH ZUR JÜDISCHEN GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR. Volumes II-V (of 5, only, lacking the first volume). Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1927-30. Cloth; 8vo. First edition. Volumes II-V. Beautifully bound with embossed cover, gilt titles, decorative endpapers, and marbled edges. Approximately 600 pages. In German. Includes bibliographical references and indices. "Quellennachweis" at end of each volume. Teil 3 has title: Quellenlesebuch. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- Sources. Jewish literature. Covers sunned; volume V a little scuffed. Corners of a few pages bent. Very good condition. (SW-4) (ID #15609) $100.00.

169. • Jost, J. M. GESCHICHTE DES JUDENTHUMS UND SEINER SECTEN. ERSTE ABTHEILUNG. ERSTES BIS DRITTES BUCH. SCHRIFTEN HERAUSGEGEBEN VON INSTITUT VON FÖRDERUNG DER ISRAELITISCHEN LITERATURE. ZWEITES JAHR: 1856 BIS 1857. ZWEITE ABTHEILUNG. VIERTES UND FÜNFTES BUCH. DRITTE ABTHEILUNG. SECHSTES BIS ACHTES BUCH. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1857-59. Volume I is cloth; II and III are half leather. 8vo. Xix, 468, 28, xvi, 463, xvi, 422, 29 pages. In German. Contents: 1. Abth. , 1-3. Buch. Einleitung. Die jüdische Religion als gegenstand der Geschichte. Geschichte des Judenthums von seiner Entstehung an bis zu seiner ersten Blüthezeit. Die religiösen einrichtungen, anstalten und gesetze und die innern Gegensätze. Verfall und untergang des Tempels. 2. Abth. , 4 und 5. Buch. Geschichte des Judenthums von der Zerstörung des Tempels bis zum Abschluss des Thalmuds (70-500) . Geschichte des Judenthums von der entstehung des Islams an bis zum tode Maimoni's (620-1204) -- 3. Abth. , 6 bis 8. Buch. Geschichte des Judenthums von dem tode Maimoni's bis Joseph Karo (1200-1550) . Geschichte des Judenthums von Joseph Karo bis Moses Mendelssohn (1550-1750) . Geschichte des Judenthums in der Nuezeit von der mitte des 18. Bis in die des 19. Jahrhunderts. Jost was a German historian. "He graduated in 1816, and took up the profession of teaching, refusing an offer of Jacobson, who wished him to become a preacher; for Jost believed that the task of modern Judaism lay not in any reform of the services, but rather in an improvement of education...Toward the end of his life he wrote ...Gesch. Des Judenthums und Seiner Sekten (3 vols. , Leipsic, 1857-59) , which deals with the whole of Jewish history down to 1858...His best work is in the presentation of modern Jewish history, in which he is singularly exact and conscientious, and to which he gives an exhaustive literature of sources; here he exhibits not only a fine discernment of what is historically important, but a spirit of fairness which is the more creditable because he wrote in the midst of the struggle for Reform. " (Isidore Singer & Gotthard Deutsch , JE) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Judaism -- History. Juifs -- Histoire. Judaïsme. Volume I: Original binding; very tight. Usual age staining. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Library bookplate on inside front cover; Jewish Cultural Reconstruction bookplate on flyleaf. Owner inscribed. Very good condition. Volumes II & III: original binding. Usual age staining. Foxed. Edgeworn; backstrip chipping and peeling. Interior in good condition. (GR-1-1) (ID #15963) $200.00.

170. • Jost, J. M. GESCHICHTE DES JUDENTHUMS UND SEINER SECTEN. ZWEITE ABTHEILUNG. VIERTES UND FÜNFTES BUCH (only) . Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1858. Wrappers; 8vo. Xvi, 460 pages. In German. Second of a 3-volume set. Contents: Viertes Buch. Geschichte des Judenthums von der Zerstörung des Tempels bis zum Abschluss des Thalmuds (70-500) . Fünftes Buch: Geschichte des Judenthums von der entstehung des Islams an bis zum tode Maimoni's (620-1204) . "Archival Depot Offenbach A. M. " stamp on front cover. Many pages uncut. Usual age staining. Spine chipped. Front wrapper reattached with archival tape. Binding tight; interior of book clean and in very good condition. (GR-1-1A) (ID #15964) $50.00.

171. • Jost, J. M. GESCHICHTE DES JUDENTHUMS UND SEINER SECTEN. DRITTE ABTHEILUNG. SECHSTES BIS ACHTES BUCH (only). Leipzig: Dörffling und Franke, 1859. Cloth; 8vo. Xvi, 422, pages. In German. Third of a 3-volume set. Contents: 6 bis 8. Sechstes Buch: Geschichte des Judenthums von dem tode Maimoni's bis Joseph Karo (1200-1550) . Siebentes Buch: Geschichte des Judenthums von Joseph Karo bis Moses Mendelssohn (1550-1750) . Achtes Buch: Geschichte des Judenthums in der Nuezeit von der mitte des 18. Bis in die des 19. Jahrhunderts. Original binding. Usual age staining. Foxed. Edgeworn; backstrip gone; boards detached. Pages 387-398 present in facsimile only. Owner inscribed; few notations in pencil. Interior in good condition. (GR-1-1B) (ID #15965) $40.00.

172. • Kaufmann, David. edited by M. Brann. GESAMMELTE SCHRIFTEN. ZWEITER BAND. Frankfurt: J. Kaufmann, 1910. Half leather; 8vo. X, 434 pages. Marbled boards and endpapers; red edges. In German. Second of three volumes. Includes bibliographical references. Kaufmann "was a scholar of unusually wide and thorough knowledge and produced an astonishingly large number of works in his short life-almost 30 books and over 500 smaller essays and book reviews. His work was distinguished also for its literary style...Though Kaufmann dealt with every area of Jewish scholarship, he contributed especially to history, medieval Jewish philosophy, history of religion, and the history of Jewish art. " (Moshe Nahum Zobel, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Philosophy, Jewish. Jewish scholars -- Germany -- Biography. Judaism -- History. Stamp of the Saar-Loge 7 Dezember 1902; and numbered book 383. Edgeworn. Archival repair to hinges. Binding tight; pages clean and bright. Very good condition. (GR-07A-10) (ID #16058) $40.00. 

173. • Kohut, Adolph. Illustrated by Th. Kutschmann. GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN JUDEN. EIN HAUSBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE FAMILIE. Berlin: Deutscher Verlag, 1898-99. Half leather; large 8vo. 808, [22], xviii pages. Raised bands; gilt titles. In German. Colored frontispiece illustration. Illuminated initials and borders. Illustrated with color and black and white plates, photographs, drawings, portraits, and facsimiles. Issued in 10 parts, 1898-99. Adolph Kohut was a German writer; this work contains "a vast amount of historical and biographical material, somewhat unsystematically put together and not always reliable, but, nevertheless, valuable...[it is] 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. (Isidore Singer & George Alexander Kohut, JE) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- 70- Jews -- Germany. Henry O. Bernstein's copy, with his stamp. Two newspaper clippings from Israelitisches Familienblatt from May 1930 laid in. Original binding. Edgeworn; backstrip loose; front board has tear. Interior in good condition. (GR-1-9) (ID #15972) $100.00.

174. • Krauss, Samuel. BESPRECHUNGEN. Breslau: Koebner, 1921. Offprint from Monatsschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, Volume 65, 1921. Cloth; 8vo. 4 pages. In pamphlet binder. In German. A review of A. Bertholet, Kulturgeschichte Israels. Gottingen, Vandenhoek und Ruprecht. 1920. Alfred Bertholet was a Swiss Bible scholar and theologian, who taught biblical exegesis at the University of Basel. Samuel Krauss was a historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar, author of over 1300 articles and monographs. Pages brown. One page loose. Good condition. (SW-5-30) (ID #15651) $20.00.

175. • Kreppel, J. JUDEN UND JUDENTHUM VON HEUTE. UBERSICHTLICH DARGESTELLT. Zürich, Vienna, and Leipzig: Amalthea, 1925. Cloth; 4to. X, 891 pages. In German. 132 portraits and 28 illustrations, and many tables. SUBJECT (S): Jews. Very Good Condition. $125.00.

176. • Kreppel, J. JUDEN UND JUDENTHUM VON HEUTE. UBERSICHTLICH DARGESTELLT. Zürich, Vienna, and Leipzig: Amalthea, 1925. Cloth; 4to. X, 891 pages. In German. 132 portraits and 28 illustrations, and many tables. SUBJECT (S): Jews. Ex-library. Water damaged. Cover detached; linen remains but front board not present. Pages warped; some still stuck together. Fair condition. (GR-07-11) (ID #15957) $40.00.

177. • Kreutzberger, Max. WOHLFAHRTSPFLEGE UND SOZIALPOLITIK: EIN FÜHRER DURCH DIE WICHTIGSTEN DEUTSCHEN GESETZE ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE WOHLFAHRTSPFLEGE. Berlin: Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der deutschen Juden , 1929. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 103 pages. Schriften der Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der deutschen Juden Nr. III. "mit einem Anhang: Faelle aus der Praxis. " Light wear, Good Condition. (G-1-1) (ID #15958) $125.00.

178. • Lasker, Eduard) Bamberger, Ludwig. EDUARD LASKER: GEDENKREDE GEHALTEN AM 28. JANUAR 1884 IM SAALE DER SINGAKADAMIE ZU BERLIN. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1884. Wrappers; 12mo. 38 pages. In German. Bamberger was a German banker, politician, and economist; leading advocate of a gold standard for German currency. Bamberger was not a practicing Jew but in his memoirs he deplores German anti-Semitism. Stung by the anti-Semitic attacks of the German historian, Heinrich von Trietschke, he published a pamphlet "Deutschtum und Judentum" which was a vigorous rejoinder. He made numerous contributions to political and economic literature and his articles in the weekly Die Nation were published in book form under separate titles: Wandlungen und Wanderungen in der Sozialpolitik (1898) ; Bismarck Posthumus (1899) . He also published his collected writings in five volumes (1894-98) , and his memoirs appeared posthumously (1899) . (Joachim O. Ronall, EJ) Eduard Lasker was a German Liberal politician...After the German Empire was formed in 1870, Lasker led the Liberal Party in the Reichstag and helped Bismarck in his work of securing Prussian leadership in Germany, making a substantial contribution to the passage of many important laws, including the laws of association and taxation, the codification of criminal law, and a new judicial system. A gifted orator, Lasker vigorously defended parliamentary authority and on several occasions forced proposals endangering individual liberties to be withdrawn... In 1880 he left the National Party in protest against a law limiting freedom of speech and set up the Liberal Union in opposition to Bismarck... Lasker was a loyal Jew and a vigorous champion of Jewish rights. On his initiative, the Prussian parliament passed a law permitting Jews to opt out of the official community without being regarded as having left Judaism, a measure which enabled the ultra-orthodox congregations to form independent communities. (Bernard Dov Ganzel, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Politicians -- Germany. Named Person: Lasker, Eduard, 1829-1884. Geographic: Germany -- Politics and government -- 19th century. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (UChicago, Cornell, OSU, UWisconsin) . Sunned. Lacking wrappers. Good condition. (SW-5-35) (ID #15664) $125.00.

179. • Leipart, Theodor. AN MEIN TOTEN SOHN. ERNST ALEXANDER LEIPART ALS 17 JAHRIGER KRIEGSFREIWILLIGER GEFALLEN AM 9. DEZEMBER 1914 BEI YPERN. Berlin: Theodor Leipart, [1915? ]. French flaps; 16mo. 38 pages. Beautifully printed and laid out. Illustrated with photographic plates and drawings. In German. A touching tribute to the author's dead son, killed in WWI. Theodor Leipart (1867-1947) was a union activist; holder of many union positions, vice-chairman of the international trade union federation among them. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Printed note from the author laid in thanking all for their help and consolation. Bit of edgewear. Very good condition. (GR-3-18) (ID #16010) $175.00.

180. • Lestschinsky, Jacob. DAS WIRTSCHAFTLICHE SCHICKSAL DES DEUTSCHEN JUDENTUMS: AUFSTIEG, WANDLUNG, KRISE, AUSBLICK. [Berlin? ]: Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Deutschen Juden: Hauptstelle für Jüdische Wanderfürsorge, 1932. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 172 pages. 24 cm. In German. Includes the chapter, "Die jüdische Frau im Wirtschaftsleben. " Series: Schriften der Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Deutschen Juden und der Hauptstelle für Jüdische Wanderfürsorge, Nr. 7; SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Jews -- Germany. Light wear, title penned on spine, Good+ Condition. (G-1-5) (ID #15962) $50.00.

181. • (Löw, Leopold) David, Julius. DENKREDE AUF LEOPOLD LOEW OBERRABBINER ZU SZEGEDIN UND EDUARD HORN STAATS-SEKRETAR IN ANGARN GEHALTEN IN DER ISRAELIT. RELIGIONS-GEMEINDE IN PRESSBURG. Pressburg: Israel. Religions-Gemeinde, 1875. Wrappers; 12mo. 14 pages. In German. Only edition. Eulogy in memory of Leopold Loew, Hungarian rabbi and scholar, the first Reform rabbi in Hungary. "From 1850 until his death Loew served as the rabbi of Szeged. Loew was in favor of Reform but insisted that reforms be instituted within the framework of the rabbinic tradition. His viewpoint made it possible for him to participate in the rabbinical conferences in Breslau in 1845 and Leipzig in 1870. He also wrote a biography of Aaron Chorin, who had approached the cause of Reform in the same spirit. Though he did not participate in the Hungarian Jewish congress of 1868, which had been called to draw up the constitution of Hungarian Jewry and at which Hungarian Jewry was divided into two camps-Reform and Orthodox-he expressed his views on the issues in his Die Juedischen Wirren in Ungarn (1868) . The medieval form of the Jewish oath was abolished in Hungary on the basis of a lecture he delivered at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, A zsid\ eske (1868) . He was first to suggest a Hungarian translation of the Bible for Jews, and published the Book of Joel in the translation of I. Bleuer (in Magyar Zsinagoga, 1, 1847) . Loew served as the editor of the periodical Ben-Chananja from 1858 to 1867. He was the first to deal with the history of Hungarian Jewry; among his works are "Schicksale und Bestrebungen der Juden in Ungarn" and "Kalender und Jahrbuch fuer Israeliten" both in Jahrbuch des deutschen Elementes in Ungarn (1846/7) and Zur neueren Geschichte der Juden in Ungarn (1874) . He contributed such pioneering works in the study of Jewish antiquities and folklore as Ha-Mafte'ah (1855) , Beitraege zur juedischen Alterthumskunde, I: Graphische Requisiten und Erzeugnisse bei den Juden (2 vols. , 1870 71) , and Lebensalter in der juedischen Literatur (1875) . His collected writings were edited by his son and successor, Immanuel Loew, under the title Gesammelte Schriften (5 vols. 1889-1900) . " Alexander Scheiber, EJ) Eduard Horn (Ignatz Einhorn) was a Hungarian preacher and political economist. "In April, 1848, he founded at Budapest the weekly "Der Ungarische Israelit, " which gave the first impulse toward the formation of the Reform congregation there. Einhorn became the first preacher of this new congregation...In religion as in politics Einhorn was a decided liberal. He took part in the Hungarian struggle for liberty, first as a revolutionary speaker at Budapest, and then as an army chaplain at Komorn, a position to which he had been appointed by General Klapka. " (Isidore Singer and Meyer Kayserling, JE) Einhorn adopted the pseudonym Eduard Horn after the Hungarian Revolution. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Usual age staining. Not bound. Good condition. (SW-5-35) (ID #15657) $125.00.

182. • Löw, Leopold. GRAPHISCHE REQUISITEN UND ERZENGRISSE BEI DEN JUDEN. ERSTE LIEFERUNG. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1870. Half leather; small 8vo. 240 pages. Marbled boards. In German. Series: Beiträge zur jüdischen alterthumskunde, volume 1. Schriften (Institut zur Förderung der Israelitischen Literatur) 15. Jahr 1869-1870. Bibliographical notes pp. 197-240. Löw was a Hungarian rabbi, the first to introduce the Hungarian language into the synagogue service. He was the foremost preacher of Hungary, and a leading authority both from a scientific point of view and in questions of practical theology. He was a leader in the struggle for the emancipation of the Hungarian Jews, which was attained in 1867. After that period, he devoted himself to larger archeological mongraphs, of which Graphische Requisiten... Is one. (Isidore Singer, Frederick T. Haneman, Ludwig Venetianer, JE) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Social life and customs. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Cleveland Public Library, King's College, ULondon, Oxford) . Edgeworn; front hinge starting. 1" of lower right corner of last ten leaves chipped off, not affecting text. Pages dark. Good condition. (GR-3-19) (ID #16011) $75.00.

183. • Löw, Leopold. GRAPHISCHE REQUISITEN UND ERZENGRISSE BEI DEN JUDEN. ERSTE LIEFERUNG. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1870. Cloth; small 8vo. 240 pages. Marbled boards; gilt bands and titles. Edgeworn; cover badly scuffed and marbled paper peeled off part of boardsboards. Stamped "Gezamelt farn "UWO" Bensman Berl in Berlin" on flyleaf and title page. Owner inscribed. Pages dark. Interior in very good condition. (GR-5-1) (ID #15900) $60.00.

184. • Maier, Joseph. ISRAELS VERGANGENHEIT, GEGENWART UND ZUKUNFT. EIN RELIGIÖSER VORTRAG ... DEN 28 SEPTEMBER 1840 GEHALTEN. Stuttgart: Hallberger, 1840. Wrappers; 12mo. 24 pages. In German. Only edition. Homily delivered on September 28, 1840, in honor of the new Hebrew century 5601. Dr. Joseph Maier, the first Wuerttemberg rabbi with the required Ph. D. Degree (from Tuebingen University) , was appointed in 1835. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Arlington, NYPL) . Usual age staining. Lacks wrappers. Good condition. (SW-5-35) (ID #15658) $125.00.

185. • (Mendelssohn, Moses) Kayserling, M. MOSES MENDELSSOHN: SEIN LEBEN UND SEINE WERKE. Leipzig, Hermann Mendelssohn, 1862. 1st Edition. Cloth, 569 pages; "Schriften herausgegeben vom Institute zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur ... 7. Jg. " "Mit Heinrich Graetz und Leopold Zunz gehört Kayserling zu den Bahnbrechern der Geschichtsschreibung der Juden" (NDB) .Nice 1st edition copy of this classic, bound in later cloth.; Shalom Spiegel's copy, with his bookplate. Front inside hinge repaired, Very Good Condition (ID #16041) $75.00.

186. • Mendelssohn, Moses. MOSES MENDELSSOHN: EINE AUSWAHL AUS SEINEN SCHRIFTEN UND BRIEFEN. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1912. Wrappers; 8vo. 124 pages. In German. A selection of Mendelssohn's writings and letters. Bibliographical annotations. "Erläuterungen" (glossary) at end. "Quellen" (sources) page 2. Series: Denkmaler judishen geistes, Band. 1. Mendelssohn was "a philosopher of the German Enlightenment in the pre-Kantian period and spiritual leader of German Jewry...during his own time, Mendelssohn was not the only one among the Jews of Germany to contribute to the Enlightenment, but his personality and his life seem to have embraced all the factors of the transition period of the emancipation, and has become the symbol of that era. " (EJ) OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Corners bumped. Usual age staining. Very good condition. (GR-6-23) (ID #15938) $50.00.

SW_muckle.jpg (675751 bytes)187. • Muckle, Friedrich. DER GEIST DER JÜDISCHEN KULTUR UND DAS ABENDLAND. Vienna: Rikola, 1938, 1923. Cloth; large 8vo. Xix, 659 pages. In German. SUBJECT: Jews -- Civilization. Some soil, edgewear, and darkening. Bookplate, interior clean; binding tight. Very good condition. (SW-1) (ID #15577) $30.00.

188. • Obermeyer, Jacob. MODERNES JUDENTUM IM MORGEN- UND ABENDLAND. Wien & Leipzig, Kaiser und König, 1907. Cloth, 8vo, X, 165 pages. 1st edition. Original paper cover, with nice Art Noveau motif, mounted on front. This copy bears the stamp of the “Jüdischer Volksverein ‘Zion’ in Pilsen / Zidovsky spolek lidovy ‘Sion’ v Plzni” on the title page. “Modern Judaism in East and West.” Very Good Condition. (CZ-1) $60.00.

189. • Philippson, Ludwig. DIE ISRAELITISCHE RELIGIONSLEHRE. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. Leipzig: Baumgärtner, 1861-65. Half leather; 8vo. Viii, 284, vi, 270, xiv, 385 pages. Embossed spine with gilt titles; spattered edges. In German. Four volumes in three. Series: Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur Schriften, 7-10. Jahr 1861-1865. Contents: I. Bd. 1. Abth. Die Einleitung. 1861.--II. Bd. 2. Abth. Die Lehre von Gott. 3. Abth. Die Gottesverehrung. 1862.--III. Bd. 4. Abth. Der Lebenswandel. 1865. Ludwig Philippson (1811-1889) "achieved renown as the founder (1837) of the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums and its editor until his death. Ludwig was an avid student of both Hebrew and classical literature. After graduation from Berlin University (1833) , he took up the position of preacher in the Magdeburg Jewish community. Though following the practice of Reform Judaism-he preached in German and introduced the organ and the rite of confirmation-he tried to steer a middle course between Reform and Orthodoxy. He was among the initiators of the Rabbinical Synods of Brunswick (1844) , Frankfort (1845) , and Breslau (1846) , but was critical of their decisions. One of his projects was the establishment of a modern institution for training scholars, rabbis, and teachers. His newspaper was also dedicated to the struggle for emancipation in all parts of Germany and Europe and fought discrimination and anti-Semitism. Philippson published a popular translation of the Bible which went through three editions (1854, 1858, 1878) together with a revised edition illustrated by Doré (1875) . Along with I. M. Jost and A. Jellinek he founded the Institut zur Foerderung der Israelitischen Literatur (1854) whose main achievement was the publication of H. Graetz's history. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Usual edgewear and age staining. Backstrip missing from first two vols. Good condition. (GR-3-8) (ID #16000) $100.00.

190. • Philippson, Ludwig. DIE ISRAELITISCHE RELIGIONSLEHRE. VOLUMES II & III [ONLY]. Leipzig: Baumgärtner, 1862. Cloth; 8vo. Vi, 270 pages. In German. Volumes II & III bound together and pages continuously. Series: Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur Schriften, 7 Jahr 1861-1862. Contents: 2. Abtheilung: Die Lehre von Gott. 3. Abtheilung: Die Gottesverehrung. Has been rebound. Boards sunned. Front hinge starting. Interior clean and bright; very good condition. (GR-3-10) (ID #16001) $40.00.

191. • Philippson, Martin. NEUESTE GESCHICHTE DES JÜDISCHEN VOLKES. VOLUME I [ONLY] OF A THREE-VOLUME SET. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1907-11. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 400, pages. Gilt titles; marbled edges. Original green embossed cover; decorative endpapers. In German. Volume I of a three-volume set. Bibliographical notes at end. Series: Schriften hrsg. Von der Gesellschaft zur förderung der wissenschaft des judentums. Grundriss der gesamtwissenschaft des judentums. Martin Philippson (1846-1916) was "a historian and a communal leader. Born at Magdeburg, Philippson was appointed assistant professor at Bonn in 1875, and soon thereafter was designated professor of modern history. However, when Emperor William I would not sanction the appointment of a Jew, Martin took a professorship at the University of Brussels (1878) , and eventually became rector there. In 1891 he was forced to resign this post in the face of agitation by anti-German and radical students, and returned to Berlin. Thereafter he devoted his energies to Jewish communal affairs and to his writing. He was chairman of the Deutsch-Israelitischer Gemeindebund (1896-1912) , chairman of the Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums (1902) ; and chairman of the Verband der deutschen Juden (1904) . He also headed the Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, which commissioned his three-volume Neueste Geschichte des juedischen Volkes. " (Herbert A. Strauss, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Max O. Klein's copy, with his bookplate. Cover and last two leaves detached; interior of book in very good condition. (GR-3-3) (ID #15994) $30.00.

192. • Philippson, Martin. NEUESTE GESCHICHTE DES JÜDISCHEN VOLKES. VOLUME I [ONLY] OF A THREE-VOLUME SET. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1907-11. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 400, pages. Gilt titles; marbled edges. Bookplate of Ernst Alfred Philippson on inside front cover; he was a professor of German at the University of Illinois and other midwestern universities. Bit of marginalia in pencil. Very good condition. (GR-3-1) (ID #15992) $40.00.

193. • Philippson, Martin. NEUESTE GESCHICHTE DES JÜDISCHEN VOLKES. VOLUME III [ONLY] OF A THREE-VOLUME SET. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1907-11. Cloth; 8vo. Ix, 338 pages. Gilt titles; marbled edges. In German. Volume III. Bibliographical notes at end. Bookplate of Ernst Alfred Philippson on inside front cover; he was a professor of German at the University of Illinois and other midwestern universities. Very good condition. (GR-3-2) (ID #15993) $40.00.

frontsoldaten.jpg (1156234 bytes)194. • Reichsbund Jüdischer Frontsoldaten. KRIEGSBRIEFE GEFALLENER DEUTSCHER JUDEN. Berlin: Vortrupp, 1935. Cloth; large 8vo. 94 pages. In German. First edition. Frontispiece drawing in two colors by Max Liebermann. This work consists of letters sent home from German Jewish soldiers who fought for Germany and were killed for Germany. A good example of how patriotic German Jews wanted to be viewed by themselves & others. Liebermann was a German painter who "considered himself first and foremost a German and had little interest in Jewish affairs, although he described himself as being 'very much aware of belonging to the Jewish people' and as watching the goals of Zionism with 'the greatest interest. ' Apart from his paintings and drawings of the Amsterdam ghetto, virtually his only work on Jewish subjects was a series of lithographs for an edition of Heinrich Heine's Rabbi of Bacharach and two oils on the Samson and Delilah theme. When the Nazis came to power in 1933 he was ousted from presidency of the Academy and his paintings were removed from all German museums. His death two years later was completely ignored by the German press. " (EJ) His illustration for this volume is a rare example of his painting a Jewish subject. SUBJECT(S): World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews. World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, German. Jews -- Germany. Ex-library with minimal markings. Stamp of the library of the Zion-Loge of Hannover, an offshoot of the B'nai B'rith formed in 1885 as a reaction to the increasing antisemitism in the area, and to support emigration-willing Russian Jews, and dissolved by the Nazis in 1937, two years after the Freemasons Lodge (to which Jews were admitted) was similarly dissolved. Handsomely printed on fine paper. Corners a little bumped. Very good condition. (GR-07-2) (ID #15948) $75.00.

SW_rosenfeld.jpg (1480079 bytes) SW_rosenfeld2.jpg (814781 bytes)195. • Rosenfeld, Morris. Illustrated by E. M. Lilien. translated by Berthold Feiwel. LIEDER DES GHETTO. Berlin and Vienna: Benjamin Harz, [1920? ]. Cloth; 4to. 140 pages. 2nd edition. In German, translated from the Yiddish. Profusely illustrated-cover, borders, bands, full-page illustrations-in the Art Nouveau style. Illustrated boards in color with silver and gold. 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. " OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. Corners and edges worn; flyleaf loose. Pages dark. Good condition. (GR-2-10) (ID #15988) $130.00.

196. • Rosenfeld, Morris. Illustrated by E. M. Lilien. translated by Berthold Feiwel. LIEDER DES GHETTO. Berlin and Vienna: Benjamin Harz, [1920? ]. Cloth; 4to. 140 pages. 26.-30. Tausend. In German, translated from the Yiddish. Profusely illustrated-cover, borders, bands, full-page illustrations-in the Art Nouveau style. Cover soiled and edgeworn; backstrip missing; front cover detached. A few of the first forty pages have a water stain near spine, about one by four inches; otherwise, interior is very nice. Fair condition. (SW-1) (ID #15578) $50.00.

197. • Woerner, Roman. KÖNIG SALOMO: EIN DRAMA. Leipzig: privately printed, 1912. Cloth; 4to. 126 pages. In German. "Gedruckt als Handschrift für Freunde bei W. Drugulin, 1912." SUBJECT (S): Solomon, King of Israel -- Drama. OCLC lists six copies worldwide. Woerner was a German professor, author, editor, and translator. Ex-library with minimal markings. Sunned; foxed. Paper boards are chipped and detaching from spine at top and bottom; backstrip gone. Non-archival repair to front cover. Pages brown. Binding tight and interior in good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15589) $30.00.

198. • Zunz, Leopold. GESAMMELTE SCHRIFTEN. VOLUME II (ONLY) . Berlin: Louis Gerschel, 1876. Half cloth; 8vo. 304 pages. Volume II of a three-volume set. In German. Includes bibliographical references. Back section of book consists of blank alphabetized Hebrew tabbed manila pages. Text on title page: "Herausgegeben vom Curatorium der 'Zunzstiftung. '" Zunz was "founder of the modern 'science of Judaism' and pioneer in the history of Jewish literature, religious poetry, and the ritual of the synagogue...he founded, together with Eduard Gans and Moses Moser, the Verein für Cultur und Wissenschaft der Juden (Nov. 17, 1819) , a society intended 'through culture and education to bring the Jews into harmonious relations with the age and the nations in which they live. ' This association, of which Zunz was the leading spirit, from the very first attracted the best and brightest among the Jews of Germany, including Heinrich Heine, Ludwig Markus, David Friedländer, Israel Jacobson, and Lazarus Bendavid...on July 21, 1832, the Gottesdienstliche Vorträge der Juden appeared, destined to be the most important Jewish work published in the nineteenth century. " (Isidore Singer & Emil G. Hirsch, JE) Gesammelte Schriften is his collected writings. Included in this volume is "Namen der Juden, " originally published in 1834 in response to an edict forbidding Jews to take Christian names. Dr. Zunz showed systematically and incontrovertibly that those very names had Judaic origins. The study is still being referenced today. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Ex-library. Last few leaves chipped. Boards edgeworn and scuffed; backstrip detached but present. Interior clean and bright, in good condition. (GR-1-7) (ID #15970) $50.00.

199. • Zunz, Leopold. LITERATURGESCHICHTE DER SYNAGOGALEN POESIE. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES (INCLUDES SUPPLEMENT) . Berlin: Louis Gerschel, 1865 and Adolf Cohn, 1867. Cloth and wrappers; 8vo. Two volumes (includes supplement) . Xii, 666. 667-742 pages. First editions. 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. Main work is cloth with wrappers bound in; original front wrapper loose. Supplement is original green wraps. Sunned. Very good condition. (SW-5-34) (ID #15655) $150.00. 


BOOKS IN JUDEO-GERMAN & HEBREW FROM GERMAN-SPEAKING LANDS

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199A. • Judah ben Asher, 1270-1349; Rosenberg, Juda; Cassel, David. ZIKHRON YEHUDAH: ...SHE'ELOT U-TESHUVOT... . Berlin, Bi-defus D. Fridlender, 606 [1846]. 1st edition thus. Cloth, Square 8vo, 61 leaves ; 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) Responsa -- 1040-1600. OCLC lists only a 1967 reprint, not the original of 1846, which this copy is. Presume quite scarce. Modern pen notations on title page, paper browning but solid, ex-library with minimal markings. Good Thus. (LB-3) (ID #15548) $250.00.

200. • SEFER TORAT ELOHIM: KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH….Prag, S. Freund’s Witw & Comp., 1865. Cloth, 16mo (pocket size), aprox. 200 pages. “Zweite auflage. Neue Taschen-Ausgabe.” Nice pocket-sized collection of Bible commentaries. We were unable to locate a copy anywhere. Subject: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch – Commentaries. Heavy wear as one would expect, but complete, binding easily shored up. (CZ-1) $50.00.

201. • Koidonover, Aharon Shemu'el, 1614-1676. SEFER BIRKAT SHEMU'EL. Munkács: Gedrukht bei Blayer & Kohn, 1892. Cloth, Large 8vo, 79 (i.e. 158) pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew. No copies listed on OCLC (and only one library, YESHIVA U, even has microfilm) 19th Century reprint. Originally published Frankfurt D. Main, 442 [1681 or 1682]. Mukachevo better known as Munkacs by the Jewish community that once flourished there, is at the nexus of a region that has changed sovereignty five times within the past one hundred years. The changes are reflected in the various names by which this region, known as Subcarpathian Ruthenia in English, has been called: Carpaten, Podkarpatskaya Rus, Carpatho-Ukraine and Zakarpatskaya Oblast. The region’s administrative center has always been Uzhgorod/Ungvar and its commercial center had been Munkacs. For most of its history the town was called by its Hungarian name, Munkacs. However, maps published at different times have displayed the name as Munkatsch (German) Munkacz (Polish), Mukacevo (Czech) and currently in its Russian now Ukrainian designation, Mukachevo. For a period of eighteen years, from 1920 until November 1938 Subcarpathian Ruthenia was a part of the newly created Czechoslovakia. ). SUBJECT: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch – Sermons. Bound in period boards, ex-library with minimal markings. Tear (repaired) to corner of title page, partially obscuring publisher, otherwise Good+ Condition. Scarce. (CZ-1) $200.00.

202. • Landa', Mosheh [Landau, Moses Israel], editor. SIFRE KODESH: `IM TARGUMIM UVE'URIM MI-MEHABRIM SHONIM: SEFER MELACHIM [only]. Prag: Druck und Verlag des M.I. Landau, 1836. Quarter-Leather, 8vo, aprox 300 pages. 23 cm. Includes engraving on title page. 23 cm. “The Holy Books.” Full set includes a German version of the Old Testament together with the Hebrew text and commentaries, of which this is one. Edited by Moses Landau and published in 19 volumes. The Pentateuch, Psalms and the Five Scrolls are of Mendelssohn's version; the Minor Prophets are reprinted from a Dessau edition of 1805, which gave a translation by M. Philippson, Joseph Wolf, Gotthold Salomon, Israel Neumann and Joel Löwe. The remainder was prepared by the editor, with the help of Wolf Mayer, Joseph Weisse, Solomon b. David Sachs, Abraham Benisch and Mordecai Goldmann. Parallel titles to each volume romanised, [i.e. “MELACHIM”]. Subject: Bible. O.T. Hebrew, Commentaries, Jewish Bible. O.T. Aramaic - Criticism, interpretation, etc Bible. O.T. German - Versions Rashi, Ex-library with minimal marks. Good, solid condition. (CZ-1) $75.00.

203. • Landa', Mosheh [Landau, Moses Israel], editor. SIFRE KODESH: `IM TARGUMIM UVE'URIM MI-MEHABRIM SHONIM: MEGILAT SHIR HASHIRIM [&] KOHELET [only; bound together]. Prag: Druck und Verlag des M.I. Landau, 1833?. Cloth, 8vo, aprox 300 pages each. 23 cm. “The Holy Books.” Full set includes a German version of the Old Testament together with the Hebrew text and commentaries, of which this is one. Edited by Moses Landau and published in 19 volumes. The Pentateuch, Psalms and the Five Scrolls are of Mendelssohn's version; the Minor Prophets are reprinted from a Dessau edition of 1805, which gave a translation by M. Philippson, Joseph Wolf, Gotthold Salomon, Israel Neumann and Joel Löwe. The remainder was prepared by the editor, with the help of Wolf Mayer, Joseph Weisse, Solomon b. David Sachs, Abraham Benisch and Mordecai Goldmann Parallel titles to each volume romanised, [i.e. “KOHELETH”]. Subject: Bible. O.T. Hebrew, Commentaries, Jewish Bible. O.T. Aramaic - Criticism, interpretation, etc Bible. O.T. German - Versions Rashi, Extensive interesting period notations on endpapers.Ex-library with minimal marks. Crudely bound in wood boards & cloth, but solid condition. (CZ-1) $150.00.

204. • Horowitz, Chaim M. AGUDAT AGADOT: O, KOVETS MIDRASHIM KETANIM. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1881. Half cloth; 8vo. Xii, 80 pages. In Hebrew. "Helek 1." No more published. Title on page facing title page: Sammlung kleiner Midraschim. Kovets midrashim ketanim; Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer. Midrash Yonah. Ma`aseh Avraham avinu. Agadat Karne re'emim. Ma'amar `Aseret melakhim. Midrash Megilat Ester. Contents: Perek de-rabi Eli`ezer ben Hurkanos -- Midrash Yonah bi-sheloshah nusha'ot -- Agadat Karne re'emim -- Ma`aseh Avraham avinu `a. H. -- Ma'amar `aseret melakhim -- Midrash Megilat Ester -- Agadah mi-Sefer ha-ma`asim. SUBJECT (S): Midrash. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Has been rebound, preserving original boards. Pages very dark. Title page detached but present. Good condition. (GR-5-7) (ID #15906) $75.00. 

Ottensoser.jpg (1238507 bytes) GR_derekh_selulah.jpg (2179966 bytes)205. Ottensoser, David, Moses Mendelssohn, and Jacob H. Schiff. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: `IM PERUSH RASHI VE-TARGUM ONKELOS, VE-TIRGUM ASHKENAZI, U-VE'UR VE-TIKUN SOFRIM. Fürth: David Zürndorfer, 1824. Disbound; 4to. Approximately 500 pages. Decorative endpapers; engraved title page. Beautifully typeset on fine laid rag paper. In Hebrew and Judeo-German. These are 4 books bound together as one. This is the book of Genesis with a translation into Judeo-German by Moses Mendelssohn. It includes Rashi's commentary and another commentary. Conents: 1. Derekh Selulah 2. Haftarot for the Book of Genesis, with Rashi and German translation. 3. Commentary on Guide to the Perplexed by David Ottensosser 4. Sabbath Prayerbook with translation into Judeo-German by David Ottensosser. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Usual age staining. Some marginalia. Archival repair to first page, a few words of text of which have been lost; otherwise, interior of book in very good condition. (GR-07A-14) (ID# 16066) $400.00


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206. • Berliner, A. , and D. Hoffmann, Eds. MAGAZIN FÜR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS / OZAR TOB. HEBRÄISCHE BEILAGE. VIERZEHNTER JAHRGANG. 1887. [ & ] FÜNFZEHNTER JAHRGANG. 1888. [&] OZAR TOB. HEBRÄISCHE BEILAGE. 1893. Berlin: Julius Benzian, 1887-1893. Half cloth; 8vo. 201, 22, 196, 14, 108 pages. Marbled edges. In German and Hebrew. Includes separately-paged Hebrew supplement [Otsar tov], also entitled Ozar Tob, at the back of first two volumes. Third section is just Ozar Tob, for 1893, alone. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Germany -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Bookplate from New York Congressman Lucius N. Littauer bequeathing volume to his alma mater Harvard University. Binding cracked; many pages loose or chipping. Pages bright and clean, with no loss of text. Fair condition. (GR-6-31) (ID #15946) $225.00.

207. • Bloch, Moses. JAHRESBERICHT DER LANDES-RABBINERSCHULE IN BUDAPEST FÜR DAS SCHULJAHR 1881-82. VORANGEHT: DIE CIVILPROCESS-ORDNUNG NACH MOSAISCH-RABBINISCHEM RECHTE. Budapest: Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1882. Wrappers; 8vo. Iv, 108, 21 pages. In German. Annotated. Moses Bloch was a Bohemian rabbi and author. He was professor of Talmud and Codes and also rector of the Budapest Seminary for 30 years. Bloch published important monographs in German and Hungarian on biblical and talmudic law in the yearbooks of the Budapest Seminary, of which this is one volume. (EJ) OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Edgeworn; usual age staining. Very good condition. (GR-4-3) (ID #16019) $100.00.

208. • Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft. ZEITSCHRIFT DER DEUTSCHEN MORGENLÄNDISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT. Volume 80 (only). Wiesbaden: Kommissionsverlag F. Steiner, 1932. Volume 80. Cloth; 8vo. 150 pages. In German. Contents: Lentz, Wolfgang, "War Marco Polo auf dem Pamir?" Alt, Albrecht, "Hic murus aheneus esto, " Caspari, Wilhelm, "tabur (Nabel) , " Begrich, Joachim, "Jesaja 14, 28-32, " Printz, Wilhelm, "'Heiliger Königsmord' in Indien?" Meyer, J. J. , "Das unverbrennbare Herz und der Edelstein Pyrophilus, " Budde, Karl, "Der Baum der Erkenntnis in der Paradiesesgeschichte, " Printz, Wilhelm, "Garuda und der ägyptische Greif, " "Bücherbesprechungen. " The journal began publication in 1846. SUBJECT(S): Oriental philology -- Periodicals. Newer binding. No title page. Very good condition. (SW-5-25) (ID #15646) $40.00.

SW_dubnow2.jpg (613538 bytes)209. • Dubnow, Simon, and Aaron Steinberg, translator. WELTGESCHICHTE DES JÜDISCHEN VOLKES, VON SEINEN URANFÄNGEN BIS ZUR GEGENWART. VOLUMES I-X, COMPLETE. Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag 1925-30. Half leather; 8vo. Approximately 5700 pages. Raised bands; gilt titles. In German. "Autorisierte ubersetzung aus dem russischen von dr. A. Steinberg. " Includes genealogical table. Each volume has also special title page. Includes "Bibliographie" at the end of each volume, and "Zur quellenkunde und methodologie" in volume V, pages 495-503. Dubnow was an historian and political ideologist, murdered in 1941 by the Gestapo. He believed "that what is known as Jewry is the result of the growth of a people and its adaptation to the conditions under which it lived; though of a special nature, these do not transcend the general laws of history. '... Ancient tribes combine to form a national entity, a state or kingdom. The kingdom is destroyed and the national entity splits into parts, which reconstitute as the communities. Here lies the source of the unbroken chain of autonomy... Of Jewish communities everywhere. ' Dubnow was convinced that in this respect the Jewish people was a pioneer of national development far wider in scope and much earlier in time than many nations of the 20th century. " (Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Very good condition. (SW-3) (ID #15604) $500.00.

210. • Feiwel, Berthold, Ed. JUEDISCHER ALMANACH. TEILWEISE VERAENDERTE NEUAUSGABE. Berlin: Juedischer Verlag, 1904. Cloth; large 8vo. 306 pages. Illustrated. In German. Contributions from, among others, Shalom Asch, Martin Buber, Theodor Herzl, Scholem Aleichem and Stefan Zweig for the writing, and A. Aronson, Moriz Gottlieb, Max Liebermann, Alfred Nossig and Jakob Weinles for the art. 1904 was the first year the Almanach was published. Berthold Feiwel was an ardent Zionist and gifted translator-he is the translator of Morris Rosenfeld's Lieder des Ghetto. SUBJECT: Jewish almanacs -- Germany. OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. Edgeworn; backstrip frayed. Front hinge starting; first few pages loose but present. In good condition. (SW-1) (ID #15575) $50.00.

211. • Frankel, Z. , Ed. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR DIE RELIGIÖSEN INTERESSEN DES JUDENTHUMS. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Berlin: M. Simion, 1844-46. Cloth (third volume half leather) ; 8vo. 363, 488, 488 pages. Marbled boards. In German. Three volumes (all issued) . 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. (SW-5-12) (ID #15634) $1,500.00.

212. • Freudenthal, J. JAHRESBERICHT DES JÜDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS "FRAENKEL'SCHER STIFTUNG." BRESLAU, AM GEDÄCHTNISSTAGE DES STIFTERS, DEN 27. JANUAR 1874. VORAN GEHT: HELLENISTISCHE STUDIEN. HEFT I-II. Breslau: Grass, Barth (W. Friedrich) , 1874-75. Half cloth; 8vo. 238 pages. Marbled boards; decorative endpapers. In German. 2 volumes in one, numbered consecutively. Jacob Freudenthal was a German philosopher and professor at the JTS in Breslau. He was a foremost authority on Aristotle and published a series of works on his philosophy. Ex-library. Decorative cover missing from back board and badly chipped on front; boards nearly detached. Pages dark, stained and chipped. Working copy only. Fair condition. (GR-2-11) (ID #15989) $50.00.

213. • Heinemann, J. JEDIDJA. EINE RELIGIÖSE, MORALISCHE UND PÄDAGOGISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT. ISSUES 1 & 2. Berlin: Maurerichen Buchhandlung, 1817. Half leather; 8vo. Marbled boards, edges in red. 294 pages. Initial two issues, bound together. In German. Includes articles and poetry in Hebrew. Jeremiah Heinemann (1778-1855) was a German writer, educator, and communal leader. From 1808 to 1813 he was a member of the Jewish consistory of Westphalia and from 1825 to 1831 was principal of a school in Berlin. Heinemann was one of the last of the German maskilim in the tradition of the Me'assefim and Moses Mendelssohn, who sought to adapt Jewish life in Germany to modern times. In 1817 he founded and edited the eight volumes of Jedidja, a periodical of Jewish studies in German (1817-31) , which appeared in a new series in 1839-41 and later as Allgemeines Archiv des Judenthums (1842-43) . His Hebrew commentary to the Torah, Be'ur la-Tamid, was published in a new edition of the Pentateuch along with Mendelssohn's translation (1831-33) . His publications include a collection of articles and letters written by and to Mendelssohn, books on Judaism and Jewish education, a German translation of Isaiah, and essays on the legal and cultural status of the Jews of Prussia. (M. Eliav, Ha-Hinnukh ha-Yehudi be-Germanyah, EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- Periodicals. Jews -- Education -- Germany -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Edgeworn; boards worn. Backstrip missing. Jewish Cultural Reconstruction bookplate and Offenbach A. M. Archival Depot stamp on flyleaf. Institutional bookplate on inside front cover. Good condition. (SW-5-9) (ID #15631) $250.00.

214. • Herlitz, Georg; and Bruno Kirschner, Eds. JÜDISCHES LEXIKON: EIN ENZYKLOPÄDISCHES HANDBUCH DES JÜDISCHEN WISSENS IN VIER BÄNDEN. 4 Volumes in 5 Volumes (Complete). Berlin Jüdischer Verlag 1930. 4to, Quarter leather binding, ca 7000+ pages; Shunami # 4. "Mit über 2000 Illustrationen, Beilagen, Karten und Tabellen.Unter mitarbeit von über 230 jüdischen Gelehrten und Schriftstellern und unter redaktionell er Mithilfe von Ismar Elbogen " [and others]. A marvelous resource. Illustrated by Illustrated by Loaded with Photos, Maps,etc. First Edition. Very Good Condition. $ 550.00 

215. • Hirsch, Samson Raphael. JESCHURUN: EIN MONATSBLATT ZUR FÖRDERUNG JÜDISCHEN GEISTES UND JÜDISCHEN LEBENS, IN HAUS, GEMEINDE UND SCHULE. Volume 8, Nr. III; Volume 7, Nr. XII; Volume 8, Nr. IX; and Volume 16, January-April 1870.Frankfurt: Reinhold Baist, 1861-1870. No binding; 8vo. Vi, xiii, 105-152, 609-650, 415-600, 1-69 pages. This volume is five different sections of the periodical Jeschurun, founded and edited by Hirsch: Volume 8, 1862; Volume 8, Nr. III; Volume 7, Nr. XII; Volume 8, Nr. IX; and Volume 16, January-April 1870. Jeschurun ran from 1855-1870. Hirsch was a "rabbi and writer; leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. " (Simha Katz, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists eleven copies worldwide. Pages brown, with some staining and foxing. Few pencil marks in margin. Some chipping to edges. Rear flyleaf detached but present. No outer binding; otherwise, good/fair condition. (SW-2) (ID #15603) $50.00.

216. • Hirsch, Samson Raphael. JESCHURUN: EIN MONATSBLATT ZUR FÖRDERUNG JÜDISCHEN GEISTES UND JÜDISCHEN LEBENS, IN HAUS, GEMEINDE UND SCHULE. Vol I, NO. VIII. MAY 1861/5621 (ONLY) . Frankfurt am Main: Druck von R. Baist, 1861. No. VIII. May 1861/5621. Wrappers; 8vo. 391-462 pages. In German. Usual age staining. Wrappers detached but present; edges chipped. Good condition. (SW-5-33) (ID #15654) $50.00.

217. • Hochschule Für Die Wissenschaft Des Judentums. VIERUNDVIERZIGSTER BERICHT DER HOCHSCHULE FÜR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS IN BERLIN. Berlin: Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums, 1927. Wrappers; 8vo. 71 pages. In German. An annual publication from 1886 to 1920. This is the 44th report of the Academy of the Science of Judaism in Berlin. OCLC lists no copies of this issue worldwide. Wrappers sunned; spine chipped; otherwise, very good condition. (GR-5-14) (ID #15914) $35.00.

SW_höxter.jpg (959831 bytes)217A. • Höxter, Julius. QUELLENBUCH ZUR JÜDISCHEN GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR. Volumes II-V (of 5, only, lacking the first volume). Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1927-30. Cloth; 8vo. First edition. Volumes II-V. Beautifully bound with embossed cover, gilt titles, decorative endpapers, and marbled edges. Approximately 600 pages. In German. Includes bibliographical references and indices. "Quellennachweis" at end of each volume. Teil 3 has title: Quellenlesebuch. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- Sources. Jewish literature. Covers sunned; volume V a little scuffed. Corners of a few pages bent. Very good condition. (SW-4) (ID #15609) $100.00.

 


218. • Institut Zur Förderung Der Israelitischen Literatur. JAHRBUCH FÜR DIE GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN UND DES JUDENTHUMS. DRITTER BAND. 1863. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1863. Quarter leather; 8vo. 331 pages. Embossed spine with gilt titles; spattered edges. In German. Third volume. Series: Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur Schriften, 8. Jahr 1862-1863. This serial publication ran from 1860-69. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Biography. Usual edgewear and age staining; backstrip peeling off. Notes on flyleaf. Good condition. (GR-3-5) (ID #15996) $40.00.

219. • Institut Zur Förderung Der Israelitischen Literatur. JAHRBUCH FÜR DIE GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN UND DES JUDENTHUMS. VIERTER BAND. 1869. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1869. Quarter leather; 8vo. 334 pages. Embossed spine with gilt titles; spattered edges. In German. Fourth volume. Series: Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur Schriften, 14. Jahr 1868-1869. Usual edgewear and age staining; backstrip peeling off. Good condition. (GR-3-6) (ID #15997) $40.00.

220. • Lehranstalt Für Die Wissenschaft Des Judentums. DREISSIGSTER BERICHT DER LEHRANSTALT FÜR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS IN BERLIN. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1912. Wrappers; 8vo. 92 pages. In German. An annual publication from 1886 to 1920. This is the 30th report of the Academy of the Science of Judaism in Berlin. Wrappers age-stained and chipped, detached but present; otherwise, very good condition. (GR-5-11) (ID #15911) $35.00.

221. • Lehranstalt Für Die Wissenschaft Des Judentums. DREIUNDDREISSIGSTER BERICHT DER LEHRANSTALT FÜR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS IN BERLIN. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1915. Wrappers; 8vo. 31 pages. In German. This is the 33nd report of the Academy of the Science of Judaism in Berlin. Wrappers age-stained; back wrapper chipped; otherwise, very good condition. (GR-5-13) (ID #15913) $35.00.

222. • Lehranstalt Für Die Wissenschaft Des Judentums. SECHSUNDZWANZIGSTER BERICHT DER LEHRANSTALT FÜR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS IN BERLIN. Berlin: H. S. Hermann, 1908. Wrappers; 8vo. 67 pages. In German. This is the 26th report of the Academy of the Science of Judaism in Berlin. Cover age stained. Very good condition. (GR-5-10) (ID #15910) $35.00.

223. • Lehranstalt Für Die Wissenschaft Des Judentums. ZWEIUNDDREISSIGSTER BERICHT DER LEHRANSTALT FÜR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS IN BERLIN. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1914. Wrappers; 8vo. 75 pages. In German. This is the 32nd report of the Academy of the Science of Judaism in Berlin. Wrappers age-stained and chipped, nearly detached; otherwise, very good condition. (GR-5-12) (ID #15912) $35.00.

224. • (Mendelssohn, Moses) . SULAMITH. EINE ZEITSCHRIFT ZUR BEFÖRDERUNG DER KULTUR UND HUMANITÄT UNTER DEN ISRAELITEN. Leipzig: A. Reinicke, 1811. Wrappers; 8vo. 73-144 (i. E. 72) pages. In German. III. Jahrganges II. Bandes 2. Heft. 1811. Lead item (pp. 73-77) , is the printing of a letter by Moses Mendelssoh, entitled, " Ein ungedruckter Brief des Weltweisen, Moses Mendelssohn, vom 24. April 1883." Sulamith was published from 1806 to 1848. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 20 partial or complete runs worldwide. Age-stained. Fine rag paper has well withstood the years. For its age, very good condition. (GR-6-30) (ID #15945) $50.00.

225. • Mendelssohn, Moses. MOSES MENDELSSOHN'S GESAMMELTE SCHRIFTEN. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1843-45. Half leather; 12mo. 126 pages. Presumed first edition. In German. 7 volumes in 8. Raised spines; gilt titles. "Nach den originaldrucken und handschriften hrsg. Von prof. Dr. G. B. Mendelssohn. " The complete works of Moses Mendelssohn, "philosopher of the German Enlightenment in the pre-Kantian period and spiritual leader of German Jewry; famous among both Jews and non-Jews for his wide knowledge, his sharp intellect and his moderate, patient, and modest character. " (EJ) Professor G. B. Mendelssohn was the author's grandson and cousin of the composer Felix. Ex-library with minimal markings. Covers worn and chipped. Some volumes have detached boards, parts of backstrip missing, or archival repairs to spine. Volume 5 has two leaves loose but present; pages are browned and foxed and somewhat wrinkled; otherwise, interiors of all volumes are in good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15590) $200.00.

226. • Pascheles, Jakob W. , editor. SIPPURIM, EINE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER VOLKSSAGEN, ERZÄHLUNGEN, MYTHEN, CHRONIKEN, DENKWÜRDIGKEITEN UND BIOGRAPHIEN BERÜHMTER JUDEN ALLER JAHRHUNDERTER, INSBESONDERER DES MITTELALTERS. Vierte & Fünfte Sammlung (of five) , bound together. Prag, W. Pascheles, 1864. Half-leather, 1856-1864. 8vo; Cloth, 8vo, 362, 382 pages The five series were issued serially. (cz-1). Lacks backstrip (spine covering); front board detached but present, otherwise Good Condition. (cz-1) (ID #15560) $200.00.

227. • Pascheles, Jakob W. , editor. SIPPURIM, EINE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER VOLKSSAGEN, ERZÄHLUNGEN, MYTHEN, CHRONIKEN, DENKWÜRDIGKEITEN UND BIOGRAPHIEN BERÜHMTER JUDEN ALLER JAHRHUNDERTER, INSBESONDERER DES MITTELALTERS. Fünfte Sammlung (of five) , Parts (Abtheilung) 1 & 2, complete . Prag, W. Pascheles, 1864. Hardcover, 8vo; 187 pages; 23 cm. Cloth, 8vo, 382 pages Good+ Condition. (cz-1) (ID #15557) $125.00.

228. • Pascheles, Jakob W. , editor. SIPPURIM, EINE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER VOLKSSAGEN, ERZÄHLUNGEN, MYTHEN, CHRONIKEN, DENKWÜRDIGKEITEN UND BIOGRAPHIEN BERÜHMTER JUDEN ALLER JAHRHUNDERTER, INSBESONDERER DES MITTELALTERS. Prag, W. Pascheles, 1870. Paper Wrappers, ; 8vo; 256 pages; 23 cm. Zweite Sammlung (of five) . In original paper covers of later volume (volume number changed with pen); Front cover detached, edgewear, otherwise Good Condition. (ID #8112) $75.00.

derjude.jpg (826350 bytes)229. • Riesser, Gabriel, editor. DER JUDE, PERIODISCHE BLÄTTER FÜR RELIGION UND GEWISSENSFREIHEIT. Vols. I & II (complete as this title). 1862. Altona: G. Riesser, 1832-1833. Paper Wrappers, 4to, 208, 212 pages. In German. Riesser was Jewish member of the German Parliament and leading advocate of the emancipation of the Jews. Being a Jew, he had been refused admittance to the bar in Hamburg. Riesser became the leading advocate of the emancipation of the Jews in Germany. "In 1830 appeared in Altona his "Ueber die Stellung der Bekenner des Mosaischen Glaubens in Deutschland" (2d ed., 1831). Although the same subject had been thoroughly discussed shortly before by Twesten and by Börne, Riesser's essay was well received. He did not speak of the oppression of Jews alone, but compared it with the oppression of the burghers by the nobility, of the negroes by the whites, etc., and asked for full emancipation. In his introduction to the book he declares it to be "an effort to induce important men-social and spiritual leaders-to pay more attention to this undertaking, to rouse latent forces for it, to stimulate those who should be interested in it, to stir up philanthropists of all confessions and beliefs, and finally to demonstrate the necessity for the goodwill and the power of single individuals to be united for a common purpose." The Protestant theologian Paulus in Heidelberg answered him in his "Die Jüdische Nationalabsonderung nach Ursprung, Folgen oder Besserungsmitteln" (Heidelberg, 1830), and proposed that the Jews, to become good German citizens, should be baptized. Riesser defended his position in his "Vertheidigung der Bürgerlichen Gleichstellung der Juden Gegen die Einwürfe des Herrn Dr. Paulus," Altona, 1831. The pamphlet was the work of a few days, written under the direct influence of Paulus' essay, and gives in an appendix the most important answers which Napoleon had received in regard to the questions put to the Sanhedrin convoked in 1806. In his "Börne und die Juden" (Altenburg, 1832) Riesser did "not intend to defend Börne against the accusations of Dr. Eduard Meyer, but the Jews against Meyer's insinuations." The July Revolution in France in 1830 found an echo in Germany, and Riesser established in 1832 in Altona his journal "Der Jude, Periodische Blätter für Religion und Gewissensfreiheit," in which he again fought for emancipation. The announcement said: "A time which is full of events, fuller of hopes, needs alert organs for the quickly changing contents; and such organs are found in the periodical press." Many excellent essays were written for this periodical by the leading men of the time; but the best came from the pen of its editor….e.g., "Kritische Beleuchtung der Neuesten Ständischen Verhandlungen über die Emancipation der Juden,"….While Bavaria, Hanover, and Hesse had passed, or intended to pass, favorable laws relating to the Jews, Baden had refused to do so; and Riesser attacked the Landtag of Baden for this attitude. The "Denkschrift an die Hohe Badische Ständeversammlung, Eingereicht von Badischen Bürgern Israelitischer Religion zur Begründung Ihrer Petition um Völlige Bürgerliche Gleichstellung, vom 30 Juli, 1833," written by Riesser, was published in Heidelberg in 1833; and "Betrachtungen über die Verhältnisse der Jüdischen Unterthanen in der Preussischen Monarchie," a reprint from his paper, appeared at Altona in 1834….The title of Riesser's journal was changed in 1835 to "Der Jude, ein Journal für Gewissensfreiheit." From this change it is evident that Riesser had given up the theological section; indeed, he says in his announcement: "The 'Israelitische Predigt- und Schulmagazin' of Dr. Ludwig Philippson and the 'Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Jüdische Theologie' of Abraham Geiger have made part of my journal unnecessary. "Der Jude" appeared for only two more years." (Singer & Haneman in JE) SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Jews -- Periodicals. Heavy wear to original paper covers, which are present, but high quality rag paper and binding have held up very well, thus Good Condition. (G-1-22) (ID #16045) $350.00.

230. • Stein, Leopold, Ed. DER ISRAELITISCHE VOLKSLEHRER: EIN ORGAN FÜR SYNAGOGE, SCHULE, LEBEN UND WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS: ZUR LÄUTERUNG DER RELIGIÖSEN ERKENNTNISS, SOWIE ZUR FÖRDERUNG DES RELIGIÖSEN SINNES, IN VERBINDUNG MIT GLEICHSTREBENDEN GENOSSEN. VOLUME 6 (ONLY) . Frankfurt: Franz Benjamin Auffarth, 1856. Cloth; 8vo. 350 pages. Serial publication. Volume 6. In German. (Monthly; began in 1851, ceased in Dec. 1860; 10 volumes. ) Leopold Stein, German Reform rabbi; born in Burgpreppach Nov. 3, 1810; died at Frankfort-on-the-Main Dec. 2, 1882. After finishing his earlier education at Erlangen and Bayreuth, he attended (1830) the University of Würzburg. In 1833 he delivered his first sermon in Frankfort, in which he pleaded for the introduction of reforms; two years later he became rabbi of Burg and Altenkunstadt (Franconia) ; and from 1844 to 1862, when he withdrew from public life, he was rabbi at Frankfort-on-the-Main. He was especially prominent as one of the leaders of the Reform movement. With Dr. Süsskind, Stein was editor of "Der Israelitische Volkslehrer" (1860-69) ; he edited also the yearbook "Achawa, " published by the Lehrerverein. His works include the following: "Stufengesänge, " poems, Würzburg, 1834; "Gebete und Gesänge zum Gebrauche bei der Oeffentlichen Andacht, " Erlangen, 1840; "Koheleth, " Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1846; "Die Rabbiner-Versammlung: ein Wort zur Verständigung, " ib. 1846; "Der Eid More Judaico, " ib. 1847; "Lehre und Gebot, " ib. 1858; "Die Hasmonäer, ib. 1859; "Gebetbuch für Israelitische Gemeinden: nach dem Ritus der Haupt-Synagoge zu Frankfurt-am-Main, " ib. 1860; "Mein Dienstverhältniss zum Israelitischen Gemeindevorstande zu Frankfurt-am-Main, Actenmässig zur Begründung Meiner Amtsniederlegung Dargestellt, " ib. 1861; "Haus Ehrlich, " a drama in five acts, Leipsic, 1863 (performed at Mannheim) ; "Der Knabenraub von Karpentras, " Berlin 1863; "Sinai, die Worte des Ewigen Bundes, " a didactic poem, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1868; "Die Schrift des Lebens, " the contents of the Jewish religion, ib. 1868: "Torath-Chajim, " the Jewish religious law, Strasburg, 1877; "Der Geklärte Judenspiegel, " 1882. He likewise composed for the Reform ritual the song "Tag des Herrn, " to be sung to the music of "Kol Nidre" on the eve of the Day of Atonement. (Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums, Sept. 4 and 11, 1903; JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Periodicals. Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Yale; UPenn) . Bound with Stein, Leopold. HOMILETISCHE BEILAGEN ZUM ISRAELITISCHEN VOLKSLEHRER, ENTHALTEND: AUSGEARBEITETE PREDIGTEN UND PREDIGTSKIZZEN. Frankfurt: Franz Benjamin Auffarth, 1856. 134 pages. In German. SUBJECT(S): Sermons, German -- Jewish authors. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union College, JNUL) . Lightly age stained. Cover scuffed and edgeworn. Front board detached; most of backstrip missing. Interior in very good condition. (SW-5-15) (ID #15637) $350.00.

48261.jpg (936808 bytes) 231. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1898. Vol I. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1898. Cloth; 12mo. 331 pages. In German. The Verband der Vereine für Jüdische Geschichte und Literatur in Deutschland was founded in Berlin in 1893 under the leadership of Gustav Karpeles in order to attain the aims of the traditional bet ha-midrash by means of lectures and discussions of Jewish history, both past and present, and by the publication of popular essays. It published a yearbook from 1898-1937. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. Some waterdamage to bottom edge of book, pages starting to brown, general wear, about good condition (G-1-6) (ID #16026) $40.00.

232. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1901. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1901. Cloth; 12mo. 239, 47 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; cover edgeworn. Title page coming loose, with small archival repair and a bit of chipping; otherwise, very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15591) $40.00.

233. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR. 1902. Vol 5. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1903. Cloth; 12mo. 266, 42 pages. In German. "Mittheilungen" paged separately at end. Edgeworn; pages dark. Marginalia in ink. Owner inscribed. Very good condition. (GR-5-8) (ID #15908) $35.00.

234. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR. 1902. Vol 5. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1902. Cloth; 12mo. 266, 42 pages. In German. Mit Beiträgen von Martin Philippson, Gustav Karpeles, S. L. Steinheim, Maximilian Schächter, Adolph Kohut, Adolf Schwarz, M. Brann, Bertha Pappenheim, Martha Helmuth. "Mittheilungen" paged separately at end. Edgeworn; pages dark. Marginalia in pencil on a few pages. Very good condition. (GR-5-7) (ID #15907) $35.00.

235. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1904. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1901. Cloth; 12mo. 243, 60 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separatelyPages brown; cover edgeworn. Very good condition. (SW-5-26) (ID #15647) $40.00.

236. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1905. Vol. 8. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1905. Cloth; 12mo. 250, 50 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; cover edgeworn.Hinges shaken, about Good Condition. (G-1-7) (ID #16027) $40.00.

237. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1913. VOl 16. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1913. Cloth; 12mo. 276, 40 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; title page loose, otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-9) (ID #16028) $40.00.

238. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1914. Vol. 17. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1914. Cloth; 12mo. 267, 41 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-10) (ID #16030) $40.00.

239. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1915. Vol. 18. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1915. Cloth; 12mo. 268, 40 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Offenbach depot stamp on front cover. Pages brown; title page loose, otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-11) (ID #16031) $40.00.

240. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1916. Vol. 19. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1916. Cloth; 12mo. 246, 35 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages starting to brown; stains to cloth, otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-13) (ID #16033) $40.00.

241. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1916. Vol. 19. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1916. Cloth; 12mo. 246, 35 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; blank endpaper loose, hinges starting, otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-12) (ID #16032) $40.00.

242. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1917. Vol. 20. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1917. Cloth; 12mo. 217, 25 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages starting to brown; backstrip (spine covering) chipping off, otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-15) (ID #16035) $40.00.

243. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1917. Vol. 20. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1917. Cloth; 12mo. 217, 25 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-14) (ID #16034) $40.00.

244. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1918. Vol. 21. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1918. Cloth; 12mo. 179, 28 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Ex-library with minimal marks. Pages brown; backstrip (spine covering) chipping, hinges starting. Fair Condition. (G-1-16) (ID #16036) $30.00.

245. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1919. Vol. 22. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1919. Cloth; 12mo. 158, 30 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; otherwise Very Good Condition. (G-1-17) (ID #16037) $40.00.

246. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1920. Vol. 23. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1920. Paper Wrappers, 12mo. 145, 28 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; first several leaves detached, otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-17) (ID #16038) $30.00.

247. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1921-22. Vol. 24. Berlin: Albert Katz, 1921-22. Paper Wrappers, 12mo. 164, 4 pages. In German. "Mitteilungen" at end paginated separately. Pages brown; Cover chipped at edge, otherwise Good Condition. (G-1-18) (ID #16039) $40.00.

248. • Verband Der Vereine Für Jüdische Geschichte Und Literatur In Deutschland, Eds. JAHRBUCH FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR 1923-24. Vol. 25. Berlin: Poppelauer, 1923-24. Cloth, 12mo. 167 pages. In German. Pages brown; blank endpaper loose, otherwise Very Good Condition. (G-1-19) (ID #16040) $40.00.