CATALOG 146: GERMAN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY, RELIGIOUS THOUGHT, & RELATED SUBJECTS

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  1. [Leipzig: Commercial Law; Leipziger Juden-Ordnung]. DER CHURFÜRSTL. SÄCHS. HANDELSTADT LEIPZIGK KAUF- UND HANDELS-RECHT. [Leipzig]; Christolph Günther, 1683. Boards bound with Latin missal with musical notation. 16mo. (4), 132, 4 pages. Only edition. In German. A compendium of regulations of the City of Leipzig. Of special interest are the edicts concerning Jews: "Leipziger Juden-Ordnung de anno 1682." The relationship between this city in Saxony and the Jews is an anomaly. On the one hand, Jews were banished from Saxony in 1430 - (it took three centuries for them to be readmitted to Leipzig). On the other hand, on account of the seasonal Leipzig Fair, the number of Jewish merchants present in the City would swell to the point that these visitors were formally authorized to conduct gatherings in their own prayer-rooms ("Judenschulen"). Indeed, permitted to attend the Fair were not only German Jews, but Jews of Eastern Europe as well. In the present text, Johann-Georg III, Duke of Saxony, mandates several laws concerning Jewish tradesmen and the nature of Jewish participation in the Fair. In order to attend, the Jew required attestation to his professional honesty ("ein Ehrlicher Handelsmann") (par. 1); he was forbidden to lodge in the suburbs (par. 2); and at all times, he must be in possession of his various individual passes (pars. 3-6). Also, legal-clauses are addressed to the wives, children and servants of the Jewish tradesmen visiting (pars.10-12). Of peculiar note: Jewish musicians were barred from trading altogether (par. 21). See JE, Vol. VII, pp. 673-4. Subjects: German Law. Books before 1700. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Backstrip detached. Binding very solid. Paper missal over boards torn in places and foxed. All edges lightly bumped. Pages lightly foxed around text throughout, fresh and clean otherwise. Good condition. (GER-38-46) (ID #29048) $1,000.00.
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  3. (Wessely, Naphtali Herz) Friedrichsfeld, David.ZEKHER TSADIK:...VE-DIVRE YEME HAYE...NAFTALI HIRTS VAIZEL. Amsterdam: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus S. Props,, 1809. 1st edition. Period Marbled wrappers, 8vo, 85 pages. 21 cm. The first biography of Wessely. Friedrichsfeld was “born in Berlin, where he was influenced by the Jewish Enlightenment movement. In 1781 he settled in Amsterdam, where he became one of the leaders in the fight for Jewish emancipation. After Amsterdam was occupied by the French revolutionary forces, he became one of the leaders of the Felix Libertate society. [He was ]A follower of Moses Mendelssohn” (EJ, 2007). In Hebrew. “Wessely influenced his contemporaries in various directions. As a scholar he contributed, by his profound philological researches, to the reconstruction of the language of the Bible, though his work is marred by prolixity and by his refusal to admit shades of meaning in synonyms. As a poet he possessed perfection of style, but lacked feeling and artistic imagination. No one exerted a greater influence than he on the dissemination of modern Hebrew, and no one, on the other hand, did more to retard the development of pure art and of poetic intuition. Because of his energetic commitment to the cause of Jewish emancipation, Wessely may be regarded as a leader of the Maskilim” (Wikipedia 2012). British Jewish leader Rabbi Berman Berliner’s copy, with his stamp (“B. Berliner”) on title page. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Biography. Authors, Hebrew -- Germany -- Biography. Haskalah -- Germany. Wessely, Naphtali Herz, 1725-1805. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual marks, wear, but heavy rag paper has held up very well. Good. (Heb-45-7) (ID #28957) $275.00.
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  5. Bertinoro, Obadiah (Ca. 1450-Ca. 1516); Heller, Yom Tov Lipmann Ben Nathan Ha-Levi Ben Wallerstein (1579-1654); Teomim, Joshua Feivel (Ca. 1680 Or 1685-1728); Friedla¨nder, David. PIRKE 'AVOT MENUKAD A. P. DIKDUK IM P. MEL'O KHAF NAHAT / SHPRIKHI DER FETER. Vin [Wien, Vienna]: Hrashantski,, 1791. 2nd edition. Period Marbled boards, 12mo, 80 leaves, 23 cm. In Hebrew & Judeo-German. Mishnah. Avot -- Commentaries, Yiddish -- Early works to 1800. Mishnah. Avot. 1791.; Shprikhi der Feter; Mishnah.; Avot.; Yiddish.; 1791. “Faivish... Asher izen ve-hiker ve-lakat mi-shene me'orot... Ovadyah mi-Bertinorah veha-Ga'on baal T. Y. Ve-Im ha-targum Ashkenazi / David Fridlender. ” Friedländer was “the son-in-law of the rich banker Daniel Itzig, and [as] a friend, pupil, and subsequently intellectual successor of Moses Mendelssohn, he occupied a prominent position in both Jewish and non-Jewish circles of Berlin. His endeavors on behalf of the Jews and Judaism included the emancipation of the Jews of Berlin and the various reforms connected therewith. Frederick William II, on his accession, called a committee whose duty was to acquaint him with the grievances of the Jews, Friedländer and Itzig being chosen as general delegates…. Friedländer and his friends in the community of Berlin…[later] turned their attention to the reform of worship in harmony with modern ideas and the changed social position of the Jews…. He was one of the founders of a Jewish free school (1778), which he directed in association with his brother-in-law, Isaac Daniel Itzig…. Friedländer also wrote text-books, and was one of the first to translate the Hebrew prayer-book into German” (Wikipedia, 2012) OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Cambridge). Stamps old signitures on blank endpapers, some old stains, Very Good Condition. (HEB-45-1) (ID #28945) $400.00.
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  7. Maimonides, Moses; Salomon, Gotthold. HELKAT MEHOKEK: KOLEL SHEMONAH PERAKIM. Dessa: Moses Philippsohn,, 1809. 1st edition. Period Marbled Boards, 12mo, [4] 83 leaves, 19 cm. In Hebrew and Judeo-German. SUBJECT (S): Ethics, Jewish. Translated into Judeo-German by Gotthold Salomon. “Le-Rambam. Iberzetst und mit... Anmerkungen ferzehen me-et Shelomoh Zalman b, kh. H. R. R. Lipman le-vet ha-Levi. ” In 1801, Salomon “was appointed teacher at the Jewish Free School, subsequently called ‘Franzschule für Hebräische und Deutsche Sprache, ’ where he had as colleagues David Fränkel and Moses Philippson…. [and edited]…the periodical ‘Sulamith, ’… of which six volumes appeared…. In 1818 he was called as preacher to the newly founded congregation at Hamburg, as associate to Eduard Kley…. In 1835 he engaged in polemics with the theologian Hartmann of Rostock, who publicly opposed the emancipation of the Jews, Salomon answering with his ‘Briefe an Hartmann. ’ In 1837 he issued the "Deutsche Volks- und Schulbibel für Israeliten" with the assistance of Isaac Noah Mannheimer and with the financial support of the Hamburg philanthropist Solomon Heine, uncle of Heinrich Heine. In 1841 the famous temple controversy (‘Tempelstreit’) arose in Hamburg on the occasion of the publication of Salomon's prayer-book, which was put under the ban by Hakam Isaac Bernays…. Salomon, who was one of the most eloquent Jewish preachers of the nineteenth century, was often invited to deliver discourses in various cities, e. G. in London, Frankfort, Vienna, and Prague. Aside from his polemical writings, a great number of sermons and liturgical poems which were included in the hymnal of the Hamburg Temple, Salomon published: a German translation, with notes, of the Minor Prophets (1806); a translation, with notes, of the ‘Shemonah Perakim’ of Maimonides (1809) ” (JE, 1906). OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (UCLA, JTSA, Yale, Spertus, Harvard, HUC, UToronto). Light wear to boards, Very Good Condition. (HEB-45-2) (ID #28946) $275.00.
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  9. Minden, Yehuda Leb Ben Yo'el. SEFER MILIM LE-ELOHA: VE-HU SEFER MEVA'ER KOL SHEM U-FO'AL U-MILAH SHEBA-TORAH NEVI'IM U-KHETUVIM: BE'URAN BI-L. HA-K. VE-TARGUMAN BI-LASHON ASHKENAZ... Berlin, 1760. Later Paper Wrappers, Square 8vo, 2, 155 leaves. 21 cm. In Hebrew & Judeo-German. First Hebrew dictionary by Jewish author with German translations (in Hebrew letters). Title page states (translated): “Book explains all words in the Torah, Neviim and Ketuvim in Hebrew and translated into Ashkenaz with accompanying references from the Bible. Text is arranged alphabetically according to the root of each word as found in Sefer ha-Shorashim by R. David Kimhi. ” At bottom of title page is an illustration of the coat of arms of Fredericus Rex, the Prussian king, and the last page has illustration of vase of flowers. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. -- Dictionaries. Hebrew. Bible. O. T. -- Dictionaries. German. Bible. O. T. -- Dictionaries. Yiddish. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Wear & some stains, but good, solid condition. (HEB-45-8) (ID #28958) $350.00.
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  11. Wessely [Weisel], Naphtali Herz. SHIRE TIF'ERET: HIBUR KOLEL SHEMONAH AS´AR SHIRIM... 5 Volumes, Complete As Issued. Berlin-Prag: No Publisher (Landau?), 1809. Period quarter leather & marbled boards, 8vo, 5 vols. In 1. 21 cm. [A 6th volume, not included here, was published 20 years later in 1829 with with the separate title page “Die Mosaide. ”] In Hebrew. In 1788 Wessely “published in Berlin his ethical treatise Sefer ha-Middot (The Book of Virtues), a work of Musar Literature. He also published several odes; elegies, and other poems; but his masterwork is his Shire Tif'eret…describing in rhetorical style the exodus from Egypt. This work, through which he earned the admiration of his contemporaries, was translated into German…and partly into French (by Michel Berr; Paris, 1815). His commentaries on the Bible were published by the society Meie Nirdamim (Lyck, 1868-75) under the title Imre Shefer. Wessely influenced his contemporaries in various directions. As a scholar he contributed, by his profound philological researches, to the reconstruction of the language of the Bible, though his work is marred by prolixity and by his refusal to admit shades of meaning in synonyms. As a poet he possessed perfection of style, but lacked feeling and artistic imagination. No one exerted a greater influence than he on the dissemination of modern Hebrew, and no one, on the other hand, did more to retard the development of pure art and of poetic intuition. Because of his energetic commitment to the cause of Jewish emancipation, Wessely may be regarded as a leader of the Maskilim” (Wikipedia 2012). SUBJECT(S): Epic poetry, Hebrew. Moses (Biblical leader) -- Poetry. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Light wear to period boards, a very attractive copy in period binding. (HEB-45-3) (ID #28947) $300.00.
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  13. • Euchel, Isak Abraham. GEBETE DER HOCHDEUTSCHEN UND POLNISCHEN JUDEN: AUS DEM HEBRÄISCHEN ÜBERSETZT UND MIT ANMERKUNGEN BEGLEITET. Vienna, A. Schmid, 1815. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 12mo. 458 pages. 19 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Prayers of the High German and Polish Jews: Translated from Hebrew and Accompanied with Notes. ” Isaac Abraham Euchel was a “Hebrew author; born at Copenhagen 1758; died at Berlin (June?) 14, 1804. He studied at the University of Königsberg under Immanuel Kant, and acquired a fine Hebrew style from Moses Mendelssohn and Naphtali Wessely. A proposal to appoint him professor of Oriental languages at the University of Königsberg was resisted by Kant, as dean of the faculty of philosophy, on the ground that "it is hardly possible for a Jewish teacher of the Hebrew language to abstain from the rabbinic expositions to which he has been accustomed from his youth. " Euchel was one of the founders of the periodical "Ha-Meassef" (1783), the organ of the Biurists. For some time subsequently he was bookkeeper in the establishment of Meyer Warburg in Berlin. In the winter of 1791 he founded, with other young scholars, like Joseph Mendelssohn, E. Wolfssohn, and N. Oppenheimer, the Gesellschaft der Freunde in Berlin" (EJ, 2007) SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Stanley Dreyfus’ copy with his name on internal cover. Non-archival tape along spine. Internal pages somewhat foxed throughout, but all text is clear. Good condition. (DREYFUS-3-15) (ID #28664) $225.00.
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  15. Mendelsohn, Moses. PHÄDON ODER ÜBER DIE UNSTERBLICHKEIT DER SEELE IN DREY GESPRÄCHEN. Karlsruhe; Schmiederischen Buchhandlung, 1780. (FT) Quarter leather over marbled board. 12 mo. [14] 52, 224 pages. 17 cm. In German. Title translates as “Phaedo or on the Immortality of Souls in three discussions. ” Beautiful gilt lettering and ornate decoration on spine with marbled endpages. Mendelssohn’s Phaedon, for which he became known as the “Jewish Socrates, ” was sold out within four months of its first printing. “The ‘Phädon’ was the most widely read book of its time. Its special charm was its elegant and lucid style. Never before in Germany had philosophical questions been treated in such clear language; so that his contemporaries with justice called him the ‘German Plato. ’ The "Phädon" is one of the best productions of classic German prose; it was reprinted fifteen times and translated into nearly all the European languages, while a number of Hebrew versions were made. The Crown Prince of Brunswick was so delighted with it that during a visit to his royal uncle in Berlin in the autumn of 1769, he invited the author to visit him at the castle, and expressed the wish that he might induce him to come to Brunswick. ” (Jewish Encyclopedia 1906) Subjects: Immortality - Early works to 1800. Covers worn at edges, with top headband shaken, light pencil marks at endpages, pages clean, with light foxing scattered throughout. Very good + condition. (DREYFUS-5-9) (ID #28595) $400.00.
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  17. Rabe, Johann Jacob. MISCHNAH ODER DER TEXT DES TALMUDS: DAS IST, SAMMLUNG DER AUFSÄTZE DER AELTESTEN, UND MÜNDLICHEN UEBERLIEFERUNGEN ODER TRADITIONEN ALS DER GRUND DES HEUTIGEN PHARISAISCHEN JUDENTHUMS. Onolzbach, J. C. Posch, 1763. Original Publisher’s Cloth. Large 8vo. 6 volumes in 3 books. [14], 268, [8]; 294, [4]; 250, [4], [7], 306, [5]; 294, [4], 420, [5] pages. 24 cm. In German. The first German translation of the Mishnah. Title translates to English as, “Mishnah, or the Text of the Talmud: A Collection of the Oldest Papers and Oral Traditions as the Basis of Today's Pharisees Judaism. ” "'This man [Rabe] is a strong Talmudist,' wrote Moses Mendelssohn to Herder under date of Dec. 3, 1771, 'and I wonder at his patience. He has translated into German the first three parts of the Babylonian and the JerusalemTalmud, as he informs me, and has them ready for the printer, but can find no publisher for them'" (JE, 1906). CONTENTS: Vol. 1. Seraim. -- Vol. 2. Moed. -- Vol. 3. Naschim. -- Vol. 4. Nesikin. -- Vol. 5. Kodaschim. -- Vol. 6. Tohoroth. SUBJECT (S): Mishnah -- Commentaries. Includes indexes. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah -- Commentaries. Includes indexes. “Verkauft: 1827” (sold) stamp on title page of each book. Endpages are darkened and somewhat fragile. Backstrips are rubbed and worn. Internal pages are lightly darkened, but not fragile, and all text is clear. Good+ Condition. (DREYFUS-3-14) (ID #28663) $300.00.
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  19. Altmann, Alexander. MOSES MENDELSSOHN--A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 8vo, 900 pages. Massive tome. Includes 25-page index. Author inscription on front page. Very good in very good Jacket. (GER-39-13) (ID #28937) $40.00. x
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  21. Mendelssohn, Moses. DIE PSALMEN. Berlin; Bey Friedrich Maurer, 1783. (FT) Full calf. 12mo. XII, 354 pages. 18 cm. First Edition. In German. Marbled endpages. The Book of Psalms, translated into German by Moses Mendelssohn, was the result of ten years of work, completed shortly after his masterful translation of the Pentateuch into German, which caused a stir of denunciation amongst both conservative Rabbis and Gentiles of the time. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Early printed books - 1783. Covers worn, binding still very tight. Very light foxing throughout; in remarkably clean condition. Very good condition. (GER-39-19) (ID #29066) $400.00. xx
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  23. Euchel, Isaac Abraham. TOLDOT HA-RAV HA-KOLEL HE-HAKHAM... MOSHEH BEN MENAHEM ZATSAL. Vienna; Gedruckt Bey G. Holzinger, 1814. (FT) Later Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 144 pages. 19cm. Second edition. In Hebrew. Title translates as: “Autobiography of Moses Mendelsohn, with excerpts from his work ‘Jerusalem’. ” Isaac Abraham Euchel was a “Hebrew author; born at Copenhagen 1758; died at Berlin (June? ) 14, 1804. He studied at the University of Königsberg under Immanuel Kant, and acquired a fine Hebrew style from Moses Mendelssohn and Naphtali Wessely. A proposal to appoint him professor of Oriental languages at the University of Königsberg was resisted by Kant, as dean of the faculty of philosophy, on the ground that "it is hardly possible for a Jewish teacher of the Hebrew language to abstain from the rabbinic expositions to which he has been accustomed from his youth. " Euchel was one of the founders of the periodical "Ha-Meassef" (1783), the organ of the Biurists. For some time subsequently he was bookkeeper in the establishment of Meyer Warburg in Berlin. In the winter of 1791 he founded, with other young scholars, like Joseph Mendelssohn, E. Wolfssohn, and N. Oppenheimer, the Gesellschaft der Freunde in Berlin. … The most brilliant example of Euchel's Hebrew style is found in his biography of Moses Mendelssohn, entitled "Toledot Rambeman: Lebensgeschichte Mos. Mendelssohns, mit Excerpten aus Seinem 'Jerusalem'" (Berlin, 1789; Vienna, 1804)” (EJ, 2007). Subjects: Jews - Biography. Rabbis - Biography. Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (American Jewish Univ, U of Manchester, Royal Danish Library). Some signatures shaken. Edges lightly bumped. Text crisp. Fair condition. Rare and important. (GER-38-36) (ID #29039) $375.00.
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  25. Pinner, Efrajim Moseh. COMPENDIUM DES HIEROSOLYMITANISCHEN UND BABYLONISCHEN THALMUD: EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER ISRAELITEN UND EINE PROBESCHRIFT DER ZU ERSCHEINENDEN DEUTSCHEN UEBERSETZUNG DES GANZEN THALMUD. Berlin; Beim Verfasser, 1832. (FT) ...Clothbound. 8vo. XLVIII, 132 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Title translates as: "Compendium of the Jerusalem Talmud and of the Babylonian Talmud; a contribution to the history of the Israelites with a sample of the script appearing in German translation of the entire Talmud. ” Labeled as the first volume (no more published), outlaying the origin, language, and authenticity of the Talmud, as well as the life and deeds of Rabbi Simon, the son of Yochai. Ephraim Moses Pinner (1800-1880) was a “German Talmudist and archeologist; born in Pinne about 1800; died in Berlin 1880. His first work, bearing the pretentious title of "I Ur Talmud Yerushalmi we-Talmud Babli" = "Compendium of the Jerusalem Talmud and of the Babylonian Talmud" (Berlin, 1831), contained specimens of translation of both Talmuds and an attempted biography of the tanna Simeon b. Yohai. It was published as the forerunner of his proposed translation of the Talmud; and his travels through Germany, France, England, Italy, Turkey, and Russia were probably undertaken for the purpose of furthering that plan. Pinner went from Constantinople to St. Petersburg in 1837, and secured the permission of Emperor Nicholas I to dedicate the translation to him. It was to have been completed in twenty-eight folio volumes; but only one appeared, the tractate Berakot, which was published five years later (Berlin, 1842). This is a splendidly printed book, dedicated to the emperor, who also heads the list of subscribers. The latter includes the names of the kings of Prussia, Holland, Belgium, and Denmark, and of about twenty-five dukes, princes, archbishops, and bishops. The volume contains approbations from several rabbis, none of whom lived in Russia, in which country only representatives of Haskalah, like Abraham Stern, Isaac Baer Levinsohn, Jacob Tugendhold of Warsaw, and Abraham b. Joseph Sack of Wilna, favored the undertaking. Their approval was given in signed eulogies, which follow the approbations of the non-Russian rabbis. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Simeon bar Yohai, 2nd cent. Talmud -- Introductions. Talmud Yerushalmi -- Introductions. Ex-Libris Herzlian Teachers Academy (in South Africa). Covers lightly worn, with white paint marks on uppermost edge of cover. Pages lightly foxed in margins and lightly wavy near binding throughout; but clean and very fresh otherwise. Good + condition. (GER-38-21) (ID #28930) $120.00.
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  27. Altmann, Alexander. MOSES MENDELSSOHN ON MIRACLES. Louvain; Peeters, 1980. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 15 pages. 24 cm. Offprint from the volume: “Hommage à Georges Vajda: études d'histoire et de pensée juives. ” This offprint includes a handwritten dedication from the author, addressed to Fred Lessing, and also includes a laid in handwritten letter in English written on Brandeis University stationery from the author to Fred Lessing, dated August 19th, 1980. Alexander Altmann (1906–1987), “rabbi, teacher, and scholar. His father was Adolf Altmann (1879–1944), a Hungarian-born rabbi who officiated in Trier in 1920–38 and wrote a history of the Jews there and in Salzburg. He died in Auschwitz, together with his wife and other members of his family. Alexander commemorated them in "A Filial Memoir, " which appeared in the Leo Baeck Yearbook, 26 (1981). In 1931, Altmann received both a doctorate in philosophy from Berlin University and ordination from the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin, where he taught from 1932. He served as rabbi in Berlin from 1931 and established there the Rambam Lehrhaus, a public institute for adult education, in 1935. Altmann was obliged to flee Germany in 1938, and was then appointed communal rabbi in Manchester, England, serving in that capacity until 1959. In 1954 he founded the Institute of Jewish Studies in Manchester, serving as its director until his departure from England, when the Institute moved to University College, London, under the watchful eyes of his devoted brother, Manfred. In 1959, Altmann was appointed Lown Professor of Jewish Philosophy and History of Ideas at Brandeis University, where he taught until his retirement in 1976. He established the Lown Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at Brandeis and directed it from 1960 to 1965. Altmann's scholarship was primarily in the fields of medieval Jewish philosophy and mysticism, as well as in the writings of Moses Mendelssohn. His initial German essays were theological and contemporary in nature and appeared in translation as The Meaning of Jewish Existence (1992). Altmann's work includes Des Rabbi Mosche Ben Maimon More Newuchim (abridged German translation, 1935); Saadya Gaon: The Book of Doctrines and Beliefs (1946, abridged English translation and commentary); Isaac Israeli (together with S. M. Stern, 1969); Moses Mendelssohns Fruehschriften Zur Metaphysik (1969); Studies in Religious Philosophy and Mysticism (1969); Moses Mendelssohn: A Biographical Study (1973); Essays in Jewish Intellectual History (1981); Moses Mendelssohn, Jerusalem or On Religious Power and Judaism (introduction and commentary; translation by Allan Arkush, 1983); Von der Mittlealterlichen zur Modernen Aufklaerung: Studien Zur Juedischen Geistesgeschichte (1987). Altmann was the editor of Scripta Judaica (jointly with J. G. Weiss) and the Journal of Jewish Studies (1954–58); of Studies and Texts of the Lown Institute (four volumes, 1963–67); and editor in chief of the Moses Mendelssohn Gesammelte Schriften Jubilaeumsausgabe from 1970 until his death in 1987. In that period, he was sole editor of five volumes in that series and part editor of five more. A complete bibliography of Altmann's work is found in Perspectives on Jewish Thought and Mysticism, edited by A. L. Ivry, E. R. Wolfson, and A. Arkush (1998). An appreciation of his manifold contributions to scholarship is given in the Leo Baeck Yearbook, 34 (1989) and in the Hebrew publication In Memory of Alexander Altmann (1990), published by the Israel Academy of Sciences and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Subjects: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. Judaism -- History. Light aging to covers, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (GER-40-4) (ID #29057) $30.00.
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  29. Aristotle; Meir Ben Solomon Alguadez; Joseph Ben Shem-Tob.; Isaac Satanow. SEFER HA-MIDOT LE-ARISTOTELES. Berlin: Orientalische Buchdruckerey. 1790. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Fascimile reprint from 1790 edition. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language; Aristotle – Ethics. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (UCLA). Fine condition. (GER-15-23) (ID #18803) $75.00.
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  31. Bamberger, Fritz. FOUR UNPUBLISHED LETTERS TO MOSES MENDELSSOHN. [New York], 1963. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 9 pages. 23 cm. Offprint from “Living Legacy, essays in honor of Hugo Hahn. ” These four unpublished letters to Moses Mendelssohn were obtained by Bamberger in the wake of the “Judenrein” of a Leipzig publishing house in 1937. Bamberger dedicated the publication of these letters (from Johann Freidrich Lowen, Johann Theophilus Lessing, Johann Jacob Dusch, and Christian Wilhelm Von Dohm) to Hugo Hahn, and this edited collection of letters was originally published in the Festschrift “Living Legacy” in 1963. “Bamberger's main interest in the field of Jewish philosophy centered on Moses Mendelssohn (Moses Mendelssohns geistige Gestalt (1929) and "Moses Mendelssohns Begriff vom Judentum, " in: Wissenschaft des Judentums im deutschen Sprachbereich, ed. By K. Wilhelm (1967), 521ff. ), and he edited three volumes of the bicentenary edition of Mendelssohn's writings (1929–32; cf. Also Denkmal der Freundschaft (1929), and Living Legacy (1963), 86ff. ). ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. Biography. Bound in paper and archival tape over staples, on thick paper. Paper lightly aged, but clean. Very good condition. (GER-40-3) (ID #29056) $30.00.
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  33. Elbogen, Ismar; J. Bergmann; S. Bernfeld; Max Freudenthal; Leopold Hirschberg; A. Lewkowitz; Paul Michael; Franz Muncker; Hanns Reissner; Franz Rosenzweig. GEDENKBUCH FÜR MOSES MENDELSSOHN 1729-1929. Berlin; M. Poppelauer, 1929. Clothbound. 8vo. 171 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and frontispiece of a bust of Moses Mendelssohn. Title translates as: “Memorial Book for Moses Mendelssohn. ” Printed under the auspices of the Federation of Societies for Jewish History and Literature in Germany, this collection of writings and biographical sketches commemorates the two hundredth year after the birth of the famous German Jewish Enlightenment poet and philosopher, Moses Mendelssohn. Subjects: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. Light rubbing to backstrip, light aging to pages. Clean and fresh. Very good +condition. (GER-36-14) (ID #28865) $35.00.
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  35. Hensel, Sebastian. DIE FAMILIE MENDELSSOHN 1729-1847. NACH BRIEFEN UND TAGEBÜCHERN. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Berlin: H. Behr, 1880. Original Publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine, 8vo, ix, 383, 400 pages. “Mit 8 Portraits, gezeichnet von Wilhelm Hensel 2. Durchges. Aufl. ” The letters are for the most part by Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel. Contents: - Moses Mendelssohn -- Joseph und Nathan Mendelssohn -- Die Töchter Moses Mendelssohns -- Abraham Mendelssohn-Bartholdy -- Wilhelm Hensel -- Die Schweizer Reise -- Leipzigerstrasse No. 3 -- Felix in England 1829 -- 1830-1834 -- Gustav Peter Lejeune Dirichlet -- Das Jahr 1835 -- 1836-1839 -- Italien -- Neapel bis Berlin -- 1841. Hier sind wir denn vorerst ganz still zu Haus -- Die Jahre 1842 und 1843 -- Reise- und Heimathbriefe -- Wiedersehen in Italien. Chip to bottom of Vol I spine, otherwise Very Good Condition, a very attractive set. (holo2-47-35) (ID #26307) $55.00.
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  37. Herz, Marcus. MARCUS HERZ ÜBER DIE FRÜHE BEERDIGUNG DER JUDEN: AN DIE HERAUSGEBER DES HEBRÄISCHEN SAMMLERS. Berlin; Bey Christian Friedrich Voss Und Sohn, 1788. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 60 pages. 21 cm. In German, with some French and Hebrew. Revised and enlarged from the 1787 1st edition. Engraving on title page by L. W. Chodowiecki. In original paper wrappers, printed on fine paper. Title translates as: “Marcus Herz on the Early Burial of the Jews: To the Editor of the Hebrew Collector. ” Hame’assef (Hebrew: ; literally "the collector"), first Hebrew organ of the Haskalah. Founded in 1783 in Koenigsberg by pupils of Moses Mendelssohn, Hame'assef was devoted to the education of youth, the increased use of the Hebrew language, and raising the general cultural level of the people. Although the organ was planned as a monthly, it actually appeared as a quarterly whose numbers were collected into annual volumes. The first three volumes were published in Koenigsberg from 1783 to 1786; the next three in Berlin, 1788–90; four issues of the seventh volume in Breslau, 1794–97; and three volumes of the renewed Hame'assef in Berlin, Altona, and Dessau (1809–11), after which it ceased publication. “Marcus Herz (1747–1803), German physician and philosopher. Herz was born in Berlin, where his father was a Torah scribe. At the age of 15, Herz left for Koenigsberg, where he worked as a clerk. He attended lectures at the University of Koenigsberg from 1766 but had to stop in 1770 because of his financial situation. He became friendly with Immanuel Kant, who asked him to serve as his "advocate" on the occasion of his submitting his dissertation. In his book Betrachtungen aus der spekulativen Weltweishei (1771) Herz formulated his interpretation of Kant's views. In 1770 Herz returned to Berlin, where he joined Moses Mendelssohn 's circle. Supported by David Friedlander, he completed his medical studies at Halle. In 1774 he was appointed physician at the Berlin Jewish Hospital and was reputed to be one of the best doctors of his time. He married Henriette De Lemons from a Portuguese Jewish family from Hamburg. She was a social leader who gathered at her salon some of the most prominent intellectual figures in Berlin of her time and was known for her intellect. In 1777 Herz started lecturing in his home on philosophy and experimental physics. These lectures were attended by important persons, including members of the royal family, among them the future Frederick William III. In 1787 the king of Prussia bestowed the title of "professor" on Herz with the right to receive an income for life. Kant corresponded with Herz for many years, and these letters are of great importance for understanding both the development of Kant's views before the publication of Critique of Pure Reason in 1781 and the relationship between Kant and Salomon Maimon. Herz published several essays on philosophy and on the human soul. His Versuch ueber den Geschmack und die Ursachen seiner Verschiedenheit (1776) developed the conception of perfect beauty (in the spirit of Winckelmanns). In 1786 Herz published his Versuch der Kuenste. In 1786 he published his Versuch ueber den Schwindel, and in 1777–84 his Briefe an Aerzte. At Mendelsshon's request he translated from English into German Vindiciae Juaeorum, a defense of Judaism by Manasseh Ben Israel. In his work Freimuetige Kaffeegesprache zweier juedischer Zuschauerinnen ueber Juden Pinkus (1772), Herz criticized the self-hatred found among Jews. He also wrote, at the request of the editor of Ha-Me'assef, a pamphlet in which he argued against quick burial, the traditional custom among Jews. He was for a long time the unknown translator of the so-called "Prayer of the Jewish Physician, " attributed to Maimonides, from Hebrew into German. ” Subjects: Burial laws (Jewish law). Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies. Burial, Premature. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Light foxing to wraps, with some tears along backstrip. Light soiling to title page. Edges of pages lightly bumped. Pages exceedingly clean and fresh, owing to the fine quality paper and preservation. Very good condition. (GER-40-1) (ID #29054) $675.00.
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  39. Katsh, Abraham I. NACHMAN KROCHMAL AND THE GERMAN IDEALISTS. KROCHMAL'S PHILOSOPHY AND ZIONIST THOUGHT. New York: No Publisher, 1949. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 24 pages. Reprinted from Jewish Social Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 2 and from The Jewish Review, Vol. IV, No. 3. Not an offprint. SUBJECT (S): Zionism; Philosophy; Krochmal, Nachman. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis). Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Crease down front cover, edgeworn, good condition. (Katsh-1-9) (ID #19587) $30.00.
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  41. Kayserling, M. MOSES MENDELSSOHN: SEIN LEBEN UND SEINE WERKE. Leipzig, Hermann Mendelssohn, 1862. 1st Edition (?). 3/4 Leather, 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). Lacks title page. Gilt spine title, binding tight. Light wear to leather. Staining to corner of some pages. Very Good Condition, nice copy. (RAB-45-23) (ID #24687) $75.00.
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  43. Mendelssohn, Moses. SEFER ZEMIROT YISRAEL: KOLEL SEFER TEHILIM (COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES). Ofenbakh: Al Yede Ha-Madpis Avraham Ben Hirsh Segal,, 1825. Half leather, (FT) Hardcover, 44, 70, 68, 42, 38, 82 pages 5 volumes in two, 8vo, 20 cm. In Hebrew and German in Hebrew characters (Judeo-German). SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1824.; Bible.; O. T.; Psalms.; Yiddish.; 1824.; Zemirot Yisrael. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Harvard, Stanford, Baltimore Hebrew Univ, Gratz Col, Texas at Austin, Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom). Volume 1-2 missing backstrip, leather rubbed off of front cover. Some stained pages to Volumes 1-2. Volume 3 - 5 solid, tight binding. Good condition. (music-1-2) (ID #24176) $400.00.
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  45. Natonek, Josef, 1813-1892. WISSENSCHAFT - RELIGION; EINE PRO- UND CONTRA-BELEUCHTUNG DES MATERIALISMUS, DARWIN, HAECKEL, BÜCHNER ETC., NACH NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN GRUNDSÄTZEN DER MOS. ENTSTEHUNGSGESCHICHTE, NEBST HISTORISCHER BEWEISFÜHRUNG FÜR EINE WALTENDE GÖTTLICHE VORSETZUNG. Budapest, Pester Buchdruckerei,, 1876. Professionally rebound in modern boards, 16mo. 151 pages. 1st edition. In German. “ Science - Religion; Pros and Cons of Materialism, Darwin, Haeckel, Büchner etc. After Scientific Principles of Man’s Origins, History, with Evidence for the Divine. ” Natonek “obtained his rabbinical diploma from Rabbi Moses Sofer, of Pressburg…. He gave up his rabbinate to devote himself wholly to the reclamation of Palestine. In concurrence with the Alliance Israelite Universelle and Sir Moses Montifiore, he negotiated unsuccessfully with the grand vizier at Constantinople. He returned to Hungary, settling in Budapest, where he edited what may be considered the first Zionist weekly, Das einige Israel (1870). ” (UJE, 1942). SUBJECT(S): Judaism and science. OCLC lists only 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Very good + condition. (RAB-42-5) (ID #24677) $100.00.
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  47. Plessner, Salomon. TRAUUNGSREDEN FÜR ISRAELITEN. Berlin; G. Eichler, 1839. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Viii, 182 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “Jewish Wedding Sermons. ” This collection of Wedding Sermons were written and published by Salomon Plessner, a “German preacher and Bible commentator; born at Breslau April 23, 1797; died at Posen Aug. 28, 1883. Having lost his father when very young, Plessner had to support his mother and himself. He engaged in business, but found time to study Hebrew, rabbinics, and German, under Wessely's influence. At the age of seventeen Plessner began to study Wessely's Hebrew translation of the Apocrypha, resolving to continue the translation himself. He indeed published at Breslau in 1819 his Hebrew translation of the Apocryphal additions to the Book of Esther, under the title "Hosafah li-Megillat Ester, " with a literary-historical introduction. At the same time he became known as an eloquent preacher. Many of his sermons were published, among them his funeral oration on the death of Abraham Tiktin, bearing the Hebrew title "Zeker Addili-Berakah" (Breslau, 1821). In 1830 Plessner removed to Berlin, where for a short time he was a teacher in the normal school. 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 1832 his "Nozelim Min Lebanon" was published in Berlin. This work consisted of a Hebrew translation of a part of the Apocrypha, with an appendix, entitled "Duda'im, " containing exegetical notes, verses in Hebrew and German, and sermons. The following year he was invited to dedicate the new synagogue at Bromberg, for which occasion he composed poems in Hebrew and in German, which were published under the title "Shirim la-Anukkat Bet ha-Tefillah" (Berlin, 1834). 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. In 1834 he began to publish his sermons in yearly volumes under the general title "Belehrungen und Erbauungen" (2d ed. Berlin, 1840, under the title "Religiöse Vorträge"). In 1838 Plessner published his "Dat Mosheh wi-Yehudit, " a catechism in twelve parts, preceded by an introduction, on the nature and history of Jewish religious instruction. His oratorical talent is particularly exhibited in his "Mira'e Odesh" (Berlin, 1841), a collection of holy-day sermons for the years 1835 to 1839.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jewish wedding sermons. Jewish sermons, German. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Original paper wrappers absent. Title page very soiled around edges. All edges very bumped and soiled. Pages lightly foxed and lightly soiled throughout. However, all text legible, and pages quite crisp. Fair condition. (GER-38-49) (ID #29051) $100.00.
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  49. Auerbach, Berthold. B.V. SPINOZA'S SÄMMTLICHE WERKE: AUS DEM LATEINISCHEN MIT DEM LEBEN SPINOZA'S. Stuttgart: J. Scheible. 1841. Half leather. 12mo. 284 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): German language; Philosophy. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Auerbach (1812–1882) was a German author and a leader of Jewish emancipation. Born at Nordstetten in Wuerttemberg, he, after some initial training for the rabbinate at Karlsruhe (1827–29), became interested in law and philosophy and continued his studies at the universities of Tuebingen, Munich, and Heidelberg. Auerbach's interest in Spinoza prompted his first novel, Spinoza, Ein Denkerleben (1837), and his five-volume translation of the philosopher's works (1841). (EJ) Ex-library, Lacks backstrip (spine covering), Good Condition (GER-15-17) (ID #18797) $175.00.
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  51. Grunwald, Max. SPINOZA IN DEUTSCHLAND. GEKRÖNTE PREISSCHRIFT. Berlin, 1897. Berlin, S. Calvary & Co. 1897. 1st edition. Modern Cloth, 8vo, iv, 380 pages. 23 cm. In German. "Beiträge zur Spinoza-bibliographie"on pages [361]-370. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, German. Institutional blindstamp on title page. Paper wrinkled and chipped, not suitable for institutional library, working copy only. (GER-17-6B) (ID #16465) $40.00.
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  53. Glasscheib, Hermann Samuel. BARUCH SPINOZA: DRAMA IN EINEM VORSPIEL UND SIEBEN BILDERN. Frankfurt Am Main; Ner-Tamid,, 1964. Softcover, 8vo, 112 pages, 20 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677 -- Drama. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Wear to cover edges. Very good condition. (Rab-46-15) xx (ID #24745) $30.00.
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  55. Rabbiner Versammlung. PROTOKOLLE UND AKTENSTUCKE DER ZWEITEN RABBINER VERSAMMLUNG ABGEHALTEN IN FRANKFURT UM MAIN, VOM 15TEN BIS ZUM 28TEN JULI 1845. Frankfurt Am Main, E. Ullmann, 1845. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Vi, [2], 382 pages. 22 cm. Reform. In German with some Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “Protocols and file pieces of the second rabbi meeting held in Frankfurt at Main, from 15th to 28th July, 1845.” “It was at this conference that the irreconcilable differences between the traditionalists and the reformers received decisive expression. The discussions had shown that many of the members held radical views on a number of vital points connected with the ritual. Zacharias Frankel, who declared himself to be a champion of positive historical Judaism, desired the conference to issue a statement of definite principles. In this he was opposed particularly by Geiger and Holdheim, and, although a majority of the meeting was in sympathy with Frankel's views, yet the conference supported his two chief opponents in their contention that no definite declaration of principles should be formulated, because such a theoretical document would result only in antagonisms and would not assist in solving the burning questions of the day. Frankel withdrew from the conference, and became the leader of the adherents of so-called "positive historical" Judaism. Frankel issued a call in May, 1846, for a conference of Jewish theologians, to be held in the fall of that year, and to be the organ of the opposition to the Reform conferences; but the meeting did not take place” (JE, 1906). SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Rabbis -- Germany. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Some wear to cover, especially at corners. Lacks most of backstrip. Some dampstains to second half of book, but all text is clear. Institutional blind stamp on title page. Good+ condition. (GER-35-2). (ID #26860) $150.00.
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  57. PROTOKOLLE DER DRITTEN VERSAMMLUNG DEUTSCHER RABBINER, ABGEHALTEN ZU BRESLAU, VOM 13. BIS 24. JULI 1846. Wroclaw, Leuckart F. E. C. 1847. 1st Edition. cloth, 8vo., vi, 317 pages. Later cloth binding. "The chief interest in the Breslau Conference centres about the Sabbath discussions. Possibly nowhere was the conflict between the commands of rabbinical Judaism and the demands of life so apparent as in the matter of Sabbath observance...Was there any method of reconciliation? Could the Sabbath be preserved and the deamnds of life be satisfied at the same time? Here, if anywhere, the people looked for help and guidance to their religious leaders" (Philipson in JQR, July 1906). Additionally, "During the Breslau Rabbinic Conference in 1846 the status of women was presented as an issue and addressed to be more equalized, but no major practical action toward the equalization of Jewish women was taken" (Wilhelm in Jnl of Amer J. Archives, Vol 54, nr 1). (GER-30-12) Rebound in period cloth, without original paper covers, some old waterdamage to barods, but internal paper and binding to have escaped with only dampstains to the margins. Good Solid Condition. (ID #7815) $150.00.
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  59. Bet Din Tsedek (Hamburg). ELEH DIVRE HA-BERIT:...PESAK DIN ASHER YATSA MI-PI BET DIN TSEDEK DE...HAMBURG... Altona, 1819. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, xvi, 132 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Responsa -- 1600-1800. Responsa -- 1800. Reform Judaism -- Controversial literature. Jewish law. Jews -- Germany -- Hamburg. Publication date from publisher's preface. Collection of opinions written by German, Polish, and Italian rabbis against the introduction of a Reform temple and prayer book in Hamburg. Like his mentor Wessely, Cohen might be considered the traditionalist element within the burgeoning Haskalah movement. He was opposed to the liberties taken in the Hamburg Temple, beachhead of the Reform movement. It was none other than Cohen who translated into German the responsa of leading rabbis in condemnation of the Hamburg Temple that were included in the well-known Eleh Divrei ha- Berith (Altona, 1819). The first Reform Temple was inaugurated in Hamburg in the year 1818 by Israel Jacobson. What marked the service as Reform was the abbreviation of the liturgy, choral singing with organ accompaniment, and supplementing the standard Hebrew prayers with prayers in the vernacular. The following year of 1819, the Hamburg Temple issued its first prayer book. One of the most egregious innovations in the eyes of the Orthodox rabbinate was that the revised text of the liturgy no longer shared the traditional longing for a return to Zion and the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem. This radical ideological shift is refl ected in the Hebrew text on p.105: “May it be Your will...that you accept the service of our lips in place of the sacrifices. ” Orthodox reaction was swift. The three rabbis of Hamburg, Baruch Ozer, Moses Jacob Jaffe, and Jechiel Michael Speier issued a ban against the recent heresies. However, the appeal of the Orthodox to the Hamburg Senate to have the Temple closed was turned down. The reformers attempted to garner rabbinical support for their innovations, publishing a tract Nogah Tzedek (Dessau, 1818) presenting several opinions in favor of their efforts. The Orthodox rabbinate of Hamburg likewise appealed to their fellow rabbis to come to their aid. They subsequently produced Eileh Divrei ha-Berith (Altona, 1819), a collection of twenty-two response denouncing the new movement. See EJ, Vol. XIV, cols. 23-24; JE, Vol. X, pp. 354-355; E. M. Klugman, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, pp. 20-21, 25-27. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Light staining to pages. Repair to spine. (Heb-33-17) (ID #28046) $300.00.
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  61. Formstecher, Salomon, 1808-1889. DIE RELIGION DES GEISTES: EINE WISSENSCHAFTLICHE DARSTELLUNG DES JUDENTHUMS NACH SEINEM CHARAKTER, ENTWICKLUNGSGANGE UND BERUFE IN DER MENSCHHEIT. Frankfurt Am Main; J. C. Hermann, 1841. Contemporary boards. 8vo. VIII, 452 [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German. Quarter leather with red cloth and gilt lettering on spine. Title translates as: The Religion of the Spirit: a scientific view of Judaism according to its character and gradual progressive development of humanity. ” Salomon Formstecher, (1808-1889) was a “German rabbi; born at Offenbach July 28, 1808; died there April 24, 1889. After graduating (Ph. D. 1831) from the Giessen University, he settled in his native city as preacher, succeeding Rabbi Metz in 1842; he filled this office until his death. During his long ministry he strove to harmonize the religious and social life of the Jews with the requirements of modern civilization. His aims were expressed at Brunswick, Frankfort-on-the-Main, Breslau, and Cassel in the conferences of the German rabbis. The most important of his works is "Religion des Geistes" (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1841). It contains a systematic analysis of the principles of Judaism. The author endeavors to demonstrate that Judaism was a necessary manifestation, and that its evolution tends in the direction of a universal religion for civilized mankind. Judaism, in contrast with paganism, considers the Divinity to be a Being separate from nature, and allows no doubt of God's existence. Consequently any theogony, any emanation, any dualism must be rejected. Formstecher concludes his work with a history of Judaism which is a valuable contribution to Jewish religious philosophy. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Judaism -- Works to 1900. Jewish philosophy. Judaism -- Doctrines. Light wear to covers, with rubbing at edges on leather. Jewish book distributor stamp on title page. Pages very clean and fresh, with light spots of foxing throughout, and slightly wavy pages. Binding very solid. Good + condition. (GER-38-39) (ID #29041) $350.00.
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  63. Geiger, Abraham. KOVETS VIKUHIM. Breslau, 1844. (FT) Softcover, 12mo, un-paginated. In Hebrew. Geiger was a “pioneer of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and founder of Reform Judaism. Geiger was born in Frankfurt am Main to an Orthodox family and received a traditional religious education. Already in his childhood, he began studying classical history, which gave rise to doubts concerning biblical claims to divine authority. At the age of 17, Geiger began writing a study of the Mishnah, differentiating its legal style from biblical and talmudic law, and a dictionary of Mishnaic Hebrew. With funding from friends, Geiger began university studies at the University of Heidelberg in April 1829, to the dismay of his family. He concentrated on philology, Syriac, Hebrew, and classics, but also attended lectures in Old Testament, philosophy, and archaeology. After one semester, he moved to the University of Bonn, where he joined a group of Jewish students, many of whom were preparing for careers in the rabbinate, that included Samson Raphael Hirsch, Solomon Munk, Joseph Derenbourg, and other future scholars of Judaism” (Heschel in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Name written on front cover. Staining to cover. Bumped corners. (HEB-37-2) (ID #27626) $135.00.
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  65. Geiger, Abraham. WISSENSCHAFTLICHE ZEITSCHRIFT FUR JUDISCHE THEOLOGIE (VOLUME 1 ONLY). Frankfurt Am Main: J. D. Sauerlander, 1835. Hardcover, 8vo, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Works to 1900. Judaism -- Doctrines. Reform Judaism. The first volume of this important journal, which ran a total of 6 volumes 1835-1847. Geiger (1810–1874) was a “pioneer of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and founder of Reform Judaism. Geiger was born in Frankfurt am Main to an Orthodox family and received a traditional religious education. Already in his childhood, he began studying classical history, which gave rise to doubts concerning biblical claims to divine authority. At the age of 17, Geiger began writing a study of the Mishnah, differentiating its legal style from biblical and talmudic law, and a dictionary of Mishnaic Hebrew. The two journals he edited contain numerous articles of scholarly and theological significance: Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift fuer juedische Theologie (1835–39) and Juedische Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaft und Leben (1862–75) ” (Heschel in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 33 copies worldwide. Wear to cover Lightly bumped corners. Otherwise beautiful condition. (SPEC-11-1) (ID #25450) $200.00.
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  67. Geiger, Abraham; Geiger, Ludwig. ABRAHAM GEIGER'S NACHGELASSENE SCHRIFTEN. DRITTER BAND. ONLY. Breslau, Jacobsohn & Co., 1885. Cloth, 8vo. 344 pages. In German. This volume only. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Jews – Germany; Jewish question; Geiger, Abraham, 1810-1874. Abraham Geiger (1810-1847) was a Reform movement leader. In 1832, he became the rabbi of Wiesbaden, and began his program of reform; five years later, he hosted the first meeting of Reform rabbis there. He also served in Breslau and Frankfurt, his hometown. His well-known Orthodox opponents were S. R. Hirsch and A Titkin. Cover is worn, especially at edges; lacks backstrip. Internal pages are nice and clean. All text is clear and binding is tight. Good condition. (GER-30-8). (ID #26902) $35.00.
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  69. Geiger, Abraham; Geiger, Ludwig. ABRAHAM GEIGER'S NACHGELASSENE SCHRIFTEN. DRITTER BAND. ONLY. Berlin: L. Gerschel. 1876. Cloth, 8vo. 326 pages. In German. First edition. This volume only. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Jews – Germany; Jewish question; Geiger, Abraham, 1810-1874. Abraham Geiger (1810-1847) was a Reform movement leader. In 1832, he became the rabbi of Wiesbaden, and began his program of reform; five years later, he hosted the first meeting of Reform rabbis there. He also served in Breslau and Frankfurt, his hometown. His well-known Orthodox opponents were S. R. Hirsch and A Titkin. Ex library with minimal markings, covers and front flyleaf missing, back flyleaf and edges marbled, a couple small tears in text, fair condition. (GER-18-11) (ID #25791) $35.00.
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  71. (Holdheim) Ritter, Immanuel Heinrich. SAMUEL HOLDHEIM: SEIN LEBEN UND SEINE WERKE: EIN BEITRAG ZU DEN NEUESTEN REFORMBESTREBUNGEN IM JUDENTHUME. Berlin; W. J. Peiser, 1865. Half-leather. 8vo. VIII, 307, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Half-leather over boards, gilt lettering on spine. Title translates as: “Samuel Holdheim: his Life and his Works: a Contribution to the Recent Reform Efforts in Judaism”. Contains notes on the Hebrew texts of the Old Testament, together with a translation of the Book of Job, and a grammatical appendix. Rabbi Samuel Holdheim was a leader of the Reform movement in German Judaism early in the 19th century, considered a pioneer in modern Jewish homiletics. The author, Immanuel Heinrich Ritter, was a “German rabbi; born March 13, 1825, in Ratibor, Prussian Silesia; died July 9, 1890, in Johannisbad, Bohemia. While studying at the gymnasium of his native town he received his Talmudic instruction under Rabbi Loewe. At the University of Breslau classical philology and history formed his special studies (Ph. D. 1849). During an audience with the Cultusminister von Raumer in 1851, the latter gave the young candidate to understand that only baptism could entitle him to an appointment as professor at a college. Ritter thereupon accepted a position as teacher of religion and reader at the Berlin Reform congregation, becoming later assistant to the senior preacher of the temple, Samuel Holdheim. His first ten sermons were published as "Kanzelvorträge aus dem Gotteshause der Jüdischen Reformgemeinde" (Berlin, 1856), which placed him at once among the foremost Jewish preachers of his time. In 1859 his "Beleuchtung der Wagner'schen Schrift, " published against "Das Judenthum und der Staat" by Wagner, member of the Prussian Diet, created a stir. Ritter's principal work was his "Geschichte der Jüdischen Reform, " in four parts (Berlin, 1858-1902): I. "Mendelssohn und Lessing. " II. "David Friedländer. " III. "Samuel Holdheim. " IV. "Die Jüdische Reformgemeinde in Berlin" (edited by S. Samuel, rabbi in Ussen). In the first part Ritter demonstrates that Moses Mendelssohn's lack of understanding of historical criticism concerning Judaism was one of the main reasons why his own children and many of his friends became apostates from the religion of their fathers. He further shows that Lessing had a better conception of Judaism than Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn's false view of revelation, a view which identifies Judaism with legalism, makes him a representative of conservatism and even of retrogression. ” (from the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Reform Judaism - Germany - History -- 19th century. Holdheim, Samuel, 1806-1860. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Front cover hinge starting. Covers lightly soiled. Pages lightly foxed through. Very good condition. (GER-36-21) (ID #28872) $225.00.
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  73. Holdheim, Samuel. DIVRE HA-SHEM. WORTE GOTTES, ODER GOTTESDIENSTLICHE VORTRÄGE GEHALTEN IN DER SYNAGOGE ZU FRANKFURT A. O. Frankfurt A. O.; In Commission Bei F. J. Tempel, 1839. FT) Clothbound. 8vo. XX, 208 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. Three volumes in one. Half leather and cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Title translates as: “Words of God, or liturgical presentation; Sermons and lectures in the synagogue at Frankfort-on-the-Oder. ” Samuel Holdheim (1806-1860), a renowned extreme reform Rabbi, starting his Rabbinical career in 1936 at the synagogue at Frankfort-on-the-Oder, where these sermons were conducted. The Jewish Encylopedia relates his career and ideas during this period of writing thus: “Here he remained until 1840, encountering many difficulties, due both to the distrust of those within the congregation who suspected the piety of a rabbi able to speak grammatical German, and who was a graduate of a German university, and to the peculiar legislation which in Prussia under Frederick William III. Regulated the status of the Jewish congregations. To bring about a change in this state of affairs was the purpose of Holdheim. In the preface to his "Gottesdienstliche Vorträge" (Frankfort-on-the-Oder, 1839) he appealed both to the government to accord the modern rabbinate the dignity due to it, and to the congregations to cease regarding the rabbi as an expert in Jewish casuistics mainly charged with the duty of answering "she'elot" (ritual questions) and inquiries concerning dietary laws. He insisted upon the recognition of the rabbi as preacher and teacher, who at the same time gives attention to the practical requirements of his office as the expert in Talmudical law. While in Frankfort, Holdheim scrupulously decided every question according to the Halakah. In his pulpit discourses belonging to this period the intention is plain to steer clear of mere rationalistic moralizing, on the one hand, and dry legalizing and unscientific speculation (in the style of the old "derashah"), on the other. Holdheim thus deserves to be remembered as one of the pioneers in the field of modern Jewish Homiletics, who showed what use should be made of the Midrashim and other Jewish writings. He also repeatedly took pains to arouse his congregation to help carry out Geiger's and Philippson's project of founding a Jewish theological faculty. Judaism even then had ceased for Holdheim to be an end unto itself. He had begun to view it as a force in the larger life of humanity. ” Subjects: Jewish sermons, German. Jews -- Poland -- Slubice. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Covers soiled, leather rubbed. Pages wavy, foxed throughout, but clean, and pages firm. Very good condition. (GER-36-39) (ID #28890) $150.00.
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  75. Holdheim, Samuel. UEBER DIE BESCHNEIDUNG ZUNÄCHT IN RELIGIÖS-DOGMATISCHER BEZIEHUNG. Schwerin: Kurschner. 1844. Cloth. 8vo. 88 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Circumcision. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Holdheim (1806-1860) was a German Reform leader. He preached in German, established modern schools, and held services on Sundays. His general idea was to separate Jews' religious imperative from their civic duties owed to the countries they lived in. (Levinger, EJ) Boards worn, pages foxed, good condition. (MX-21-4) (ID #23883) $200.00.
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  77. Holdheim, Samuel. MA’AMAR HA-ISHUT: ‘AL TEKHUNAT HA-RABANIM VEHA-KARA’IM: KOLEL HAKIROT SHONOT BE-MAHLOKET HA-TSEDUKIM VEHA-PERUSHIM, HA-KARA’IM VEHA-RABANIM. Berlin: The Author, 1860. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 173 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Marriage (Karaite law) Divorce (Karaite law) Divorce (Jewish law) Marriage (Jewish law) Selbstverlage der wittwe des sel, Verfassers. Holdheim (1806–1860) was a “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. 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. 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) ” (Levinger in EJ 2011). Repair to binding. Edwewear, good condition. (Heb-43-7) (ID #28031) $50.00.
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  79. Holdheim, Samuel. NEUE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER PREDIGTEN, WORUNTER ÜBER ALLE FESTE DES JAHRES, GEHALTEN IM GOTTESHAUSE DER JÜDISCHEN REFORM-GEMEINDE ZU BERLIN [Erster Band]. Berlin; C. David, 1852. Clothbound. 8vo. VIII, [2], 318, [1] pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. Marbled covers with decorative title pastedown on spine. Title translates as: “New collection of Jewish sermons, among which are held on all the festivals of the year, in God's house of the Jewish Reform congregation in Berlin. First book. ” The first of four volumes of sermons given at the Reform German Synagogue in Berlin by Samuel Holdheim. The published titles of the four volumes printed from 1852-1869 have varied titles; Volume 1 has title: Neue Sammlung juedischer Predigten worunter ueber alle Feste des Jahres.../ Volume 2 has subtitle: Ein Buch der religioesen Belehrung und Erbauung fuer's juedische Haus. / Volumes 3-4 have title: Predigten über die jüdische Religion. Volume 4 has also special title: Fest- und Gelegenheitspredigten. Volume 3 has imprint: Berlin, J. Springer, volume 4 has imprint: Berlin, J. Benzian. Rabbi Samuel Holdheim (1806-1860) “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. 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. ” Subjects: Jewish sermons -- Germany. Sermons, German -- Jewish authors. Jewish festival-day sermons. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Covers lightly worn, bumped corners. Pages clean, lightly aged, lightly soiled, lightly foxed. Very good condition. (GER-36-38) (ID #28889) $100.00.
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  81. Holdheim, Samuel; Leopold Stein. PREDIGTEN ÜBER DIE JUDISCHE RELIGION [Volumes 2, 4, 3] / KOHOLETH; EINE AUSWAHL GOTTESDIENSTLICHER VORTRÄGE GEHALTEN in DER HAUPT-SYNAGOGE ZU FRANKFURT AM MAIN in DEN JAHREN 1844-1846. Berlin; C. David / Frankfurt Am Main; Sauerländer, 1863. Clothbound. 8vo. XIV, 310, [4]; VI, 214; 72; XVI, 366 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Four volumes bound together. In German and Hebrew. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, includes a handwritten table of contents from time of binding. The first three volumes constitute volumes two, four, and three (bound in that order) of the “Sermons on the Jewish religion. Held in the church of the Jewish Reform Congregation in Berlin “ by Samuel Holdheim (1806-1860), a renowned extreme German Reform Rabbi. The imprint of these latter volumes varies: volume 3, Berlin, J. Springer; volume 4, Berlin, J. Benzian. The last volume, “Koholeth; a selection of Sermons held in the main synagogue in Frankfurt am Main in the years 1844-1846” by the reform Rabbi Leopold Stein (1810-1882), constituting sermons from his first two years (of an eighteen year career as Rabbi at) the synagogue at Frankfurt am Main. A fine collection of mid-19th century German Reform Sermons. Subjects: Jewish sermons -- Germany. Sermons, German -- Jewish authors. Judaism. Sermons, German. Covers lightly worn, first endpage shaken. Margins stained with pink fluid in first volume in last hundred pages, not affecting text. Light water stain to bottom margin of Koholeth, last page repaired on back portion. All text clean, pages overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-36-40) (ID #28891) $400.00.
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  83. Isaak, Bernhard. DER RELIGIONSLIBERALISMUS IM DEUTSCHEN JUDENTUM. 1933. Leipzig, Druckerei der Werkgemeinschaft G. M. B. H. 1933. DESCRIPTION 76 pages. 22 cm. NOTES Curriculum vitae. Inaugural-Dissertation--Leipzig, 1933. "Quellen-Verzeichnis und Literatur-Nachweis, " at end. Institutional Stamp, Very Good Condition (GER-37-46) (ID #9390) $60.00.
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  85. Plaut, W. Gunther. THE RISE OF REFORM JUDAISM. VOLUME ONE. A SOURCEBOOK OF ITS EUROPEAN ORIGINS. New York; World Union For Progressive Judaism, 1963. Clothbound. 8vo. XXXII, 288 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Red cloth with gilt lettering; with dustjacket. Gunther Plaut is a German-born Reform Rabbi in Toronto, who escaped Nazi Germany in 1935 and studied at the Hebrew Union College and served in the US army as a chaplain during the second world war. The Rise of Reform Judaism constitutes a detailed and respected history of the ideas, texts and works, temples, prayer books, conferences, worship, and community life of Reform Judaism. Subjects: Reform Judaism - History. Reform Judaism - History - Sources. Judaism - History - Modern period, 1750- - Sources. Dustjacket worn with a portion torn at upper edge. Edges lightly aged and soiled. Pages fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (GER-36-17) (ID #28868) $25.00.
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  87. Wohlgemuth, J. DIE "RICHTLINIEN ZU EINEM PROGRAMM FÜR DAS LIBERALE JUDENTUM". Frankfurt A. M. Verlag Des Israelit G. M. B. 1913. Paper Wrappers, Few chips to cover, otherwise Good Solid Condition.; 12mo (small); 80 pages, Guido Kisch's copy. (GER-39-5) (ID #3058) $40.00.
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  89. BLATTER HERAUSGEGEBEN VON DEM GRUPPENVERBAND DER AGUDAS JISROEL UND DER AGUDAS JISROEL JUGEND-ORGANISATION. Frankfurt: AM, 1918. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 16 pages. In German. "Agudat Yisrael was founded in Katowice (Upper Silesia, now in the southwestern part of Poland), in 1912, with purpose of providing an umbrella organization for observant Jews, who opposed the Zionist movement" (Wikipedia 2012). In good condition. (MX17-19) (ID #21499) $30.00.
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  91. BLATTER HERAUSGEGEBEN VON DER AGUDAS JISROEL JUGEND-ORGANISATION. Siebentes Blatt. Frankfurt: AM, 1916. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 20 pages. In German. In good condition. (MX17-18) (ID #21498) $30.00.
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  93. Breuer, Isaac. LEHRE, GESETZ UND NATION, EINE HISTORISCH-KRITISCHE UNTERSUCHUNG UBER DAS WESEN DES JUDENTUME. Frankfurt A. M. Verlag Des Israelit, 1914. Paper Wrappers, Front cover repair, paper browning but good; 12mo (small); 40 pages (MX-22-19) (ID #4894) $50.00.
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  95. Breuer, Isaac. MESSIASSPUREN. Frankfurt A. M. R. L. Hammon, 1918. 1st Edition (?). Cloth, Previous owner's name inked out on title page, otherwise Very Good Condition.; 12mo; 131 pages; 19 cm. Freimann 402. (GER-17-6A) (ID #8191) $75.00.
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  97. Carlebach, Joseph. LIBERALES JUDENTUM UND JÜDISCHE TRADITION AUFSÄTZE. Frankfurt; Verlag D. "israelit,", 1913. FT) Clothbound. 12mo. 107 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. Marbled paper and cloth over boards, with decorative edges. “Liberal Judaism and Jewish tradition” a collection of essays by Dr. Joseph Carlebach, a later famous mathematician, natural scientist, philosopher, pedagogue, and Rabbi, who during the time of these essays was finishing up his rabbinical studies. Subjects: Orthodox Judaism -- Germany. Reform Judaism -- Germany -- Controversial literature. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Light soiling to covers, with yellow and white pen and paint at cloth edge near spine. Light pencil marks on endpages. Pages fresh and clean, with a slight tear at bottom of page 17. Near fine condition. (GER-33-9) (ID #28805) $70.00.
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  99. Carlebach, Joseph, 1883-1942. RENEGATENTUM DES GEISTES. Frankfurt A/M.; Israelit Und Hermon, 1937. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 47 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Nazi-era imprint. “Apostasy of the Mind; first part, criticism of Elias Auerbach: "Wilderness and Promised Land", a critique and exposition of historical exegesis of biblical commentaries written by Dr. Joseph Carlebach: mathematician, natural scientist, philosopher, pedagogue, and during the time of writing Chief Rabbi of Hamburg. He was murdered in 1942 in Latvia, but his name and legacy is remembered in Hamburg and Israel through various building and street dedications, institutes, and scholarly prizes. Subjects: Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Old Testament. Exegesis. Wetenschappelijke technieken. OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. Covers lightly soiled, with torn upper right edge, tears at backstrip, and small portion torn on back edge of cover. Title page lightly soiled. Pages lightly aged but clean and crisp, yet with small crease in upper right corner of pages. Very good condition. (GER-33-28) (ID #28824) $45.00.
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  101. Carlebach, Naphtali. JOSEPH CARLEBACH AND HIS GENERATION; BIOGRAPHY OF THE LATE CHIEF RABBI OF ALTONA AND HAMBURG. New York, Joseph Carlebach Memorial Foundation, 1959. Clothbound. 8vo. XV, 316 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Beige cloth with gilt lettering. A detailed biography of the brilliant Rabbi Joseph Carlebach; written by his brother. Dr. Naphtali Hartwig Carlebach was rabbi of the Passauerstrasse Synagogue of Berlin from 1917 to 1931. This was one of the few synagogues in Germany that did not discriminate in any manner against Jews of Eastern European origin, when it came to the right to vote on congregational issues or to the election of officers and board members. One of the by-laws of the congregation stated explicitly that at least two of the seven members of the board of the synagogue had to be of eastern European extraction. This synagogue, too, was perhaps the only one in all Germany to make extensive structural changes in its interior, so that it might conform in every detail with strict traditional rules. The act brought the congregation and its leader to the attention of the great rabbis of Poland and Lithuania, who henceforth made it their custom to speak from the pulpit of the Passauerstrasse Synagogue whenever they were in Berlin. From 1931 to 1938 Naphtali Carlebach was Chief Rabbi at Baden near Vienna, Austria. Later he became the spiritual leader of Congregation Kehilath Jacob in New York City. Subjects: Carlebach, Joseph, 1883-1942. Covers and edges lightly soiled, pages fresh. Very good condition. (GER-36-20) (ID #28871) $45.00.
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  103. Hermann Schwab. CHACHME ASHKENAZ; A CONCISE RECORD OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF ORTHODOX JEWISH SCHOLARS OF GERMANY FROM THE 18TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY. London, Mitre Press, 1964. Hardcover, 8vo, 131 pages, portraits, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Germany – Biography. Jews -- Germany -- Bio-bibliography. Schwab (1879-1962) was a “German journalist and historical writer. In his native Frankfurt Schwab joined the school of the Israelitische Religionsgesellschaft. He was employed from 1902 to 1927 in the metal enterprises of Aron Hirsch near Berlin and in Halberstadt. He also worked as a journalist for the Frankfurter Zeitung, the Vossische Zeitung and other newspapers, was editor of the Juedischer Volksschriftenverlag, and author of Orthodox children’s books. A supporter of Agudat Israel and its founder, Jacob Rosenheim, Schwab organized its war orphans’ fund during World War I, which established a number of orphanages in Poland. From 1927 he ran a press service in Berlin which he continued after emigrating to England in 1934. In London, he became president of the Golders Green Beth Hamidrash. His main published works are: Kindertraeume: Ein Maerchenbuch fuer juedische Kinder; Orthodoxie und Zionismus…; Aus der Schuetzenstrasse; A World in Ruins: History, Life and Work of German Jewry; The History of Orthodox Jewry in Germany; 1933: Ein Tagebuch; Jewish Rural Communities in Germany; and Chachme Ashkenaz” (Archiv Bibliographia Judaica in EJ, 2007). Light wear to edges of dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-17-3)xx (ID #26718) $45.00.
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  105. Hildesheimer, Ezriel. GESAMMELTE AUFSÄTZE. Frankfurt Am Main; Hermon, 5684. Clothbound. 8vo. XX, 228 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. “Collected Essays” of Ezriel Hildesheimer (1820-1899), Orthodox Jewish Rabbi and scholar, founder and director of the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary and of an Orthodox weekly newspaper, Judische Presse. This volume of his collected essays includes 12 essays, not limited to, Talmudic commentaries, Jewish Law, Emigration to Palestine, and on Reform Judaism (which the author was determinedly opposed to). Subjects: Jewish Law. Covers shaken, worn edges, with some chipping at edges. Gilt lettering on backstrip rubbed. First signature loose. Pages visibly aged, especially in margins, but clean and in good condition. Good +condition. (GER-33-30) (ID #28826) $50.00.
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  107. Hirsch, Mendel. DIE KLAGELIEDER NACH UBERSETZUNG VON MENDEL HIRSCH NEBST ANMERKUNGEN. Frankfurt Am Main, J. Kauffmann, 1903. Cloth, 8vo. 21 pages. In German. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (University of California Los Angeles; University of California S REg Library Fac; George Washington University, Florida Atlantic University). Mendel, (1833–1900), was an educator and a writer. The eldest son of Samson Raphael Hirsch, from 1855 he taught Jewish and general subjects at the high schools founded by his father in Frankfort. From 1877 he was their principal and for 17 years was also headmaster of the Jewish elementary school. He contributed a series of articles on pedagogical subjects to the monthly Jeschurun, published by his father. (EJ, Staff) In Good condition. (MX17-21) (ID #21501) $50.00.
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  109. Moshe Leib Lyeitsch Rosenbaum. SHA’AREI EMET AND BEIT ARYEH. Pressburg, 1866. Hardcover, 8vo, 40 leaves, 24.5 cm. On title-page a handwritten self dedication: “Gift from the author, Azriel Hildesheimer” and ink stamp of the rabbi. On the inner side of the bidning Ex-Libris of (his grandson), Rabbi “Azriel Hildesheimer”. Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer (1820-1899) was among the leading Torah authorities of his generation. Disciple of the Aruch LaNer and of Rabbi Yitzchak Bernays of Hamburg. He served as Rabbi of Eisenstadt in years 1851-1869, and during that time established there one of the major Yehsivot of Hungary and Germany. In 1869 he was appointed as Rabbi of Berlin, where he established the Beit Midrash LaRabbanim. He led the Orthodox Jewry of Germany. Binding repair. Chipped and worn cover edges and corners. Some lightly stained pages. Good condition. (Hag-2-6) (ID #27522) $325.00.
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  111. Sachs, Michael & Moritz Veit. edited by Ludwig Geiger. MICHAEL SACHS UND MORITZ VEIT: BRIEFWECHSEL. Frankfurt A. M. J. Kauffmann, 1897. 1st Edition. Cloth, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. xxiv, 108 pages. 23 cm. In German. Includes decorrated endpapers and tissued frontis plates of Sachs & Veit. Sachs "was one of the first Jewish graduates from the modern universities, earning a Ph.D. degree in 1836. He was appointed Rabbi in Prague in 1836, and in Berlin in 1844. He took the conservative side against the Reform agitation, and so strongly opposed the introduction of the organ into the Synagogue that he retired from the Rabbinate rather than acquiesce. Sachs was one of the greatest preachers of his age, and published two volumes of Sermons (Predigten, 1866–1891). He co-operated with Leopold Zunz in a new translation of the Bible. Sachs is best remembered for his work on Hebrew poetry, Religiöse Poesie der Juden in Spanien (1845); his more ambitious critical work (Beiträge zur Sprach- und Alterthumsforschung, 2 vols., 1852–1854) is of less lasting value. He turned his poetic gifts to admirable account in his translation of the Festival Prayers (Machzor, 9 vols., 1855), a new feature of which was the metrical rendering of the medieval Hebrew hymns. Another very popular work by Sachs contains poetic paraphrases of Rabbinic legends (Stimmen vom Jordan und Euphrat, 1853)" (Wikipedia 2012). Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC23-9) (ID #8430) $55.00.
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  113. Rosenzweig, Franz, 1886-1929. Mongin, Olivier,; 1951-...; (editor). FRANZ ROSENZWEIG. Paris: La Nuit Surveillée,, 1982. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 237 pages. In French. First book in the series: Les Cahiers de la Nuit surveillée Includes writings by Rosenzweig, Gershom Scholem, Emanual Levinas, and others on religion and philosophy. Includes bibliography on p. 235 - 237. Additional editors: Jacques Rolland and Alexandre Derczanski. With four high quality black and white photographic plates, including a facsimile of the original cover of Rosenzweig’s “Der Stern der Erlosung”. Very slight tanning to cover. Very good condition, beautiful printing. (RAB-36-9) (ID #24585) $100.00.
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  115. Buber, Martin and Franz Rosenzweig. DIE SCHRIFT (COMPLETE IN 15 VOLUMES). Berlin, Verlag Lambert Schneider (Vol. 1-11) / Schocken (Vol. 12-15), 1934. Original Publisher’s boards. 8vo. 203; 175; 125; 168; 145; 102; 112; 259; 270; 278; 295; 228; 237, [1]; 276; 88 pages. 20 cm. In German. Books one through ten translated by Buber and Rosenzweig; 11-15 completed by Buber alone. “In [Buber and Rosenzweig’s] translation, they wanted to recapture the spoken character (Gesprochenheit) of the Bible, so that the reader could become a listener of the ongoing Divine voice. They stayed close to the Hebrew original, to the Hebrew sentence structure and rhythm, to the Hebrew words and sounds. They did not Germanize Hebrew, they surprised German with Hebrew culture. The very fact of the translation itself was a bridging of German and Jewish cultures. ” –EJ, 2007. CONTENTS: Bd. 1. Das Buch Im Anfang -- Bd. 2. Das Buch Namen -- Bd. 3. Das Buch Er rief -- Bd. 4. Das Buch In der Wüste -- Bd. 5. Das Buch Reden -- Bd. 6. Das Buch Jehoschua -- Bd. 7. Das Buch Richter -- Bd. 8. Das Buch Schmuel -- Bd. 9. Das Buch Könige -- Bd. 10. Das Buch Jeschajahu -- Bd. 11. Das Buch Jirmejahu -- Bd. 12. Das Buch Jecheskel -- Bd. 13. Das Buch der Zwölf -- Bd. 14. Das Buch der Preisungen -- Bd. 15. Das Buch Gleichsprüche. Grey boards with black writing. Light bumping to the covers of a few volumes, but still nice. Volume one with some chipping at top of backstrip. Otherwise bright, clean copies in Very Good Condition. (DREYFUS-3-10) (ID #28659) $375.00. [Additional individual volumes, in velum, also available, please enquire
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  117. Horwitz, Rivka; Leo Baeck Institute. ADELE ROSENZWEIGS JUGENDENNERUNGEN (IN BULLETIN DES LEO BAECK INSTITUTS). Tel-Aviv, Bitaon. 1977. Serial, 8vo. 14 pages bound with staples. In German. Series: Publikationen - Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from Germany. Title in English: Adele Rosenzweig's childhood memories. Adele Rosenzweig (1867 – 1933), was the mother of Franz Rosenzweig, a “well-cultured and learned person. It was Adele Rosenzweig who later took interest in [Franz Rosenzweig’s] spiritual and intellectual pursuits. ” (Betz, Vanderbilt University Divinity Library). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- History -- Periodicals. Slight wear, highlighting on cover. Cover slightly tanned. (RAB-36-5) (ID #24581) $40.00.
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  119. Buber, Martin. VOM GEIST DES JUDENTUMS: REDEN UND GELEITWORTE. Leipzig, J. Wolff, 1916. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 191 pages. 24 cm. Ex-library, lacks backstrip (spine covering), otherwise Good Condition (GER-15-48dw) (ID #18706) $30.00.
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  121. Brod, Max. HEIDENTUM, CHRISTENTUM, JUDENTUM: EIN BEKENNTNISBUCH. München [Munich]; K. Wolff, 1921. FT) Clothbound. 12mo. 319, 369 pages. 19 cm. Two Volumes. First Edition. In German. Title translated as “Paganism, Christianity, Judaism; a confession of faith. “ Title page in red and black ink, original half cloth with green boards. Max Brod (May 27, 1884, Prague – December 20, 1968, Tel Aviv) was a German-speaking Czech Jewish, later Israeli, author, composer, and journalist. Although he was a prolific writer in his own right, he is most famous as the friend, biographer, and literary executor of Franz Kafka. The work on Paganism, Christianity and Judaism was widely read in his day, written passionately by the young Max Brod, on the subjects of the differences and interconnections between the “three powers”, with chapters on humility and freedom in Judaism to readings of Dante, Kierkegaard, Paul and Jesus. Subjects: Religion -- Philosophy. Light wear and soiling to edges and covers, with very light pencil marks on end pages. Otherwise, near fine condition. (GER-33-6) (ID #28802) $30.00.
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  123. Buber, Martin; and Franz Rosenzweig, German translations. DIE TROESTUNG ISRAELS: AUS JESCHAJAHU, KAPITEL 40 BIS 55. Berlin, Schocken, 1933. 1st Edition. Hardback, Light edgewear, but much better than usual found, Good+ Condition; 12mo; 83 pages; In German. Bücherei des Schocken Verlags, Nr. 1 (! ). Hebrew and German on facing pages. (GER-37-94) (ID #8288) $45.00.
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  125. Buber, Martin, editor. DER JUDE. EINE MONATSSCHRIFT. Vol II, Nr 12. Berlin-Wien, 1917. Softcover, 8vo, Berlin-Wien: Löwith, 1917-18. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. Aprox 64 pages each monthly issue. Originally published in 10 volumes between 1916-1928, with Vol. 9 published as special issues 1-4, and Vol. 10 put out as a special issue celebrating the 50th birthday of Martin Buber. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Periodicals. Covers worn & foxed with paper browning, as usually found but overall about good condition. (GER-37-13) (ID #13562) $30.00.
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  127. Buber, Martin, editor. DER JUDE. EINE MONATSSCHRIFT. Vol V, Nr 3, June 1920. Berlin, 1920. Softcover, 8vo, Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1920. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. Aprox 64 pages each monthly issue. Originally published in 10 volumes between 1916-1928, with Vol. 9 published as special issues 1-4, and Vol. 10 put out as a special issue celebrating the 50th birthday of Martin Buber. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Periodicals. Covers worn & foxed with paper browning, as usually found but overall about good condition. (GER-37-11) (ID #13563) $30.00. . (GER-37-12) |• Buber, Martin, editor. DER JUDE. EINE MONATSSCHRIFT. Vol VII, Nr 12, Dezember 1923. Berlin, 1923. Softcover, 8vo, Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1923. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. Aprox 64 pages each monthly issue. Originally published in 10 volumes between 1916-1928, with Vol. 9 published as special issues 1-4, and Vol. 10 put out as a special issue celebrating the 50th birthday of Martin Buber. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Periodicals. Covers worn & foxed with paper browning, as usually found but overall about good condition. (GER-37-12) (ID #13564) $30.00. . (RAB-36-6) |• Cohen, Carl. FRANZ ROSENZWEIG (IN CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM VOL. VIII, NO. 1 NOVEMBER 1951). New York: Rabbinical Assembly Of America, 1951. Serial, 8vo. 31 pages. Essay on pages 1-13 on Rosenzweig, including sections on his education, his philosophy, religious crisis, Judaism and Metaphysics, and role as an educator. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007). Also includes an article on prayer, and on Professor Louis Ginzberg. Cover slightly tanned. Very good condition. (RAB-36-6) (ID #24582) $40.00.
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  129. Cohen, Hermann. DER BEGRIFF DER RELIGION IM SYSTEM DER PHILOSOPHIE. Giessen, A. Topelmann,, 1915. Softcover, 8vo, viii, 164 pages, 23 cm. In German. Series: Philosophische Arbeiten, 10. Bd. 1. Heft. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy and religion. Godsdienst. Filosofie. Cohen (1842-1918) was a “German Jewish philosopher. Born in Cowsig, the son of a cantor, Cohen studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary at Breslau, but gave up his initial plans to become a rabbi. He turned to philosophy, studying first at the University of Breslau and then at the University of Berlin. He received his doctorate at the University of Halle in 1865. In 1873 he was invited by F. A. Lange, the well-known author of The History of Materialism, to become a privatdozent (lecturer) in philosophy at the University of Marburg. Appointed full professor after only three years, Cohen taught in Marburg until 1912. He spent the last years of his life in Berlin, where he taught at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums” (Bergman and Amir in EJ, 2007). Wear to edges and cover binding. Slight tear to cover binding. Good condition. (Rab-46-14) (ID #24744) $45.00.
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  131. Fleischman, Yaakov. FRANZ ROSENZWEIG AS A CRITIC OF ZIONISM (IN CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM VOL. XXII, NO. 1 FALL 1967). New York: Rabbinical Assembly Of America, 1951. Serial, 8vo. 94 pages. Essay on pages 54-66 on Rosenzweig’s views on Zionism. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007) Also includes other essays, poetry and reviews. Page 43 torn at bottom corner, effecting text. Pencil marking on cover. Very good condition. (RAB-36-7) (ID #24583) $35.00.
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  133. Freund, Else. DIE EXISTENZPHILOSOPHIE FRANZ ROSENZWEIGS; EIN BEITRAG ZUR ANALYSE SEINES WERKES "DER STERN DER ERLÖSUNG." Hamburg; F. Meiner, 1959. Paperback. 8vo. VIII, 196 pages. 22 cm. Second revised edition. In German. Title translates as: “Franz Rosenzweig's philosophy of existence: an analysis of the Star of Redemption." This work constitutes the revised edition of Else Freund's 1933 doctoral dissertation, a close reading of the Rosenzweig's most important work, the Star of Redemption. The copy of Fritz A. Rothschild, former professor of philosophy at the JTS; includes his original purchase receipt of this volume from 1970. Subjects: Judaism. Cosmology. Religion - Philosophy. Judaïsme. Cosmologie. Religion - Philosophie. Covers lightly worn, taped at upper and bottom of backstrip. A few pages earmarked, a few pages with underlining, and pencil marks in the margins. Good condition. (GER-33-49) (ID #28844) $30.00.
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  135. Hermann Cohen. DIE RELIGION DER VERNUNFT AUS DEN QUELLEN DES JUDENTUMS. Leipzig, Gustav Fock, 1919. Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 629 pages. In German. Series Title: Schriften- hrsg. Von d. Gesellschaft zur Forderung d. Wissenschaft d. Judentums; Grundrib der Gesamtwissenschaft des Judentums. SUBJECT (S): Judentum. Cohen (1842-1918) was a “German Jewish philosopher. Born in Cowsig, the son of a cantor, Cohen studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary at Breslau, but gave up his initial plans to become a rabbi. He turned to philosophy, studying first at the University of Breslau and then at the University of Berlin. He received his doctorate at the University of Halle in 1865. In 1873 he was invited by F. A. Lange, the well-known author of The History of Materialism, to become a privatdozent (lecturer) in philosophy at the University of Marburg. Appointed full professor after only three years, Cohen taught in Marburg until 1912. He spent the last years of his life in Berlin, where he taught at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums… The religious significance of Jewish existence was one of the bases for Cohen’s devotion to Jewish religious law. Using Kantian terminology and criteria, he argues sharply against Kant’s notion of autonomy and the philosopher’s negation of Jewish law. Cohen interprets "mitzvah" to mean both "law" and "duty. " The law originates in God, the sense of duty in man. The law is at the same time duty; duty at the same time law. God issued commandments to man, and man of his own free will takes upon himself the "yoke of the commandments. " With the "yoke of the commandments, " one simultaneously accepts the "yoke of the kingdom of God. " Thus, the law leads to the messianic ideal” (Bergman and Amir in EJ, 2007). OCLC list 27 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Yellowing to edges of pages. Notes written on some pages. Wear to cover binding and lightly chipped edges. Bumped corners. Otherwise, good condition. (HEB-17-4) (ID #26719) $50.00.
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  137. Klatzkin, Jakob. HERMANN COHEN. Berlin: Judischer Verlag, 1919. Softcover, 100 pages, portrait, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S); Cohen, Hermann, 1842-1918. Bibliography on pages 95-100. Klatzkin (1882-1948) was an “author, philosopher, and Zionist. Klatzkin was born in Bereza Kartuska, Brest-Litovsk district, today Belarus. The son of Elijah Klatzkin, a prominent rabbinical scholar, who gave him a thorough education in all branches of traditional Jewish studies. At the age of 18, Klatzkin went to Germany, first to Frankfurt on the Main and then to Marburg, where he studied philosophy under Hermann Cohen. He received his doctorate from the University of Berne in 1912. In the following years Klatzkin was active in Germany as a writer for Hebrew periodicals, including Ha-Zeman, Ha-Shilo’ah, and Ha-Tekufah, and as editor of Die Welt, the organ of the Zionist Organization, and later in Heidelberg, of the Freie Zionistische Blaetter. From 1912 to 1915 he was director of the Jewish National Fund in Cologne. From 1915 to 1919 he edited the Swiss Bulletin Juif, which covered world events of special relevance to Jews during World War I and established the publishing firm Al ha-Mishmar, which issued a series of books on Jewish problems in French and German. In Berlin Klatzkin founded another publishing house, Eshkol, and continued writing for the Jewish press. In 1924 he and his lifelong friend Nahum Goldmann initiated the Encyclopaedia Judaica, of which ten volumes appeared between 1928 and 1934. Two volumes of a parallel Hebrew edition, Enziklopedyah Yisre’elit, were issued in 1929–32. Klatzkin acted as editor in chief in cooperation with leading Jewish scholars…Klatzkin was a student of philosophy as well as a brilliant Hebrew essayist. In philosophy Klatzkin opposed his teacher Cohen, whose philosophy and interpretation of Judaism he submitted to searching criticism in the monograph Hermann Cohen. He also devoted a critical study to Spinoza, Baruch Spinoza, in which he stressed the Jewish influences in his intellectual background and style; he translated Spinoza’s Ethics from the Latin to Hebrew as Torat ha-Middot. Klatzkin developed his own philosophy, which may be described as vitalistic, emphasizing the biological, instinctive aspect of life rather than the intellectual one, in Sheki'at ha-Hayyim, and in Der Erkenntnistrieb als Lebens und Todesprinzip” (Sole and Scheps in EJ, 2007). Wear and chipping to cover and some page edges. Fragile cover. Otherwise, good condition. (RAB-46-11) (ID #24741) $100.00.
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  139. Another Copy. Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1921. Cloth, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 132 pages, portrait, 22 cm. Lacks part of bacsktrip. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (Rab-46-11a) (ID #27749) $100.00.
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  141. Koigen, David. DER MORALISCHE GOTT: EINE ABHANDLUNG ÜBER DIE BEZIEHUNGEN ZWISCHEN KULTUR UND RELIGION. Berlin; Jüdischer Verlag, 1922. Clothbound. 8vo. 218 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “The Moral God: a Treatise on the Relations between Culture and Religion. ” David Koigen (1879–1933), “philosopher and sociologist. He was born in Wachniaki, Ukraine, and studied in European universities. He lived in Germany until 1912, then returned to Russia, and in 1921 was appointed professor of philosophy and sociology at the Ukrainian University in Kiev. He wrote an autobiographical work, Der apokalyptische Reiter (1925), about these years in Russia. He returned to Germany, working mainly on Jewish problems and cultural sociology. From 1925 to 1927 he edited the quarterly Ethos. His first writings were on socialism, beginning with his thesis on the Young Hegelians (1901), followed by Die Kulturanschauung des Sozialismus (1903). He further developed his cultural-sociological approach in Ideen zur Philosophic der Kultur (1910) and Die Kultur der Demokratie (1912). In 1922 he published Der moralische Gott, a study of the relationship of religion and culture, and in 1929 his main work on sociology, Der Aufbau der sozialen Welt im Zeitalter der Wissenschaft. After his death, some of his Jewish writings appeared, entitled Heimat Israels (1939). Koigen tried to delineate the peculiarity of Jewish experience in history and culture, pointing to the difficulty the Jew has in gaining normal historical experience. Using methods like Max Weber 's, he attempted to specify the elements involved in Jewish existence in historical processes. ” (From the 2007 Encyclopedia Judaica). Subjects: Religion and ethics. Religion and culture. Covers heavily soiled. Endpages aged and stained. First 16 pages browned, remaining pages very fresh and clean. Good+ condition. (GER-36-42) (ID #28893) $30.00. (RAB-36-4) |• Mendes-Flohr, Paul R. THE PHILOSOPHY OF FRANZ ROSENZWEIG. Hanover: Published For Brandeis University Press By University Press Of New England,, 1988. Cloth, 8vo. x, 260 pages. With frontis piece portrait of Rosenzweig. Series: The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series; 8; SUBJECT (S): Filosofie. Rosenzweig, Franz, 1886-1929 -- Congresses. German philosophy. Note(s): Meeting held Apr. 20-May 2, 1980 in Jerusalem. / "The Fourth Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter was cosponsored by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and the Embassy of the German Federal Republic in Israel"--P. Ix. / Includes indexes. / Bibliography: p. 215-247. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007). Very good condition in Very good jacket. From the library of Dr. Fritz Rothschild, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at JTS, with ex-libris stamp. Highlighting on a few pages and notes in red pencil throughout. Very good + condition. (RAB-36-4) (ID #24580) $30.00.
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  143. Rosenzweig, Franz. BRIEFE. Berlin, Schocken Verlag, 1935. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 743 pages. "Unter Mitwirkung von Ernst Simon, ausgewaelt und herausgegeben von Edith Rosenzweig. " Wear to top of spine, otherwise Very Good Condition (GER-15-26DW) xxx (ID #18684) $60.00.
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  145. Rosenzweig, Franz. DIE “GRITLI” – BRIEFE: BRIEFE AN MARGRIT ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY. Tübingen, BILAM Verlag, 2002. Original Softcover. Large 8vo. Vi, 860 pages. 24 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “The "Gritli" Letters: Letters to Margrit Rosenstock-Huessy. ” “German Jewish philosopher and theologian. These "Gritli" letters are an example of the rare possibility of cross-cultural and transcultural understanding. Unfortunately, scholars do not have Gritli's letters to Rosenzweig. However, judging from Rosenzweig's letters to Gritli, with whom he developed a close relationship, Gritli was attentive to Franz's expressions of his Judaism. ” –EJ, 2007. Edited by Inken Rühle and Reinhold Mayer. With a preface by Rafael Rosenzweig. Covers lightly worn but still solid. Internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (GER-32-3) (ID #28774) $100.00.
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  147. Rosenzweig, Franz. KLEINERE SCHRIFTEN. Berlin: Schocken,, 1937. Original publisher’s cloth, 8vo. 551 pages. In German. 1st edition. Forward by Edith Rosenzweig. Essays. Includes index. Encyclopaedia Judaica vol 14, col. 299. - Dahm II, 849. - Walk 317. - Stern 309f. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Jodendom. Christendom. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007) From the library of Dr. Fritz Rothschild, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at JTS. Some underlining and a few margin notes. Publisher’s advertisement for Rosenzweig’s Jehuda Halevi laid in. Pages slightly tanned, slight damp stain to bottom edge of last 100 pages. Otherwsie good + condition. (RAB-36-2) (ID #24578) $100.00.
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  149. Rosenzweig, Franz. SECHZIG HYMNEN UND GEDICHTE DES JEHUDA HALEVI: DEUTSCH. Konstanz, Oskar Wöhrle Verlag, 1924. Original cloth binding, Large 4to. 175 pages. 25cm. In German. Medieval Hebrew poetry in German. Rosenzweig, 1886-1929, theologian. His German renderings of liturgical poems by Halevi are accompanied not only by a lengthy introduction which deals with the philosophy & problems of translation but also by many, often extended footnotes that discuss the religious & theological subject matter of individual poems (EJ 14: 302). Halevi, 1075-1141, Hebrew poet & philosopher. Spine repaired with some tape, boards fading. Good working copy. (SPEC32-13) (ID #27752) $50.00. (RAB-36-3) |• Rosenzweig, Franz, 1886-1929. Amir, Yehoshua. Schwarcz, Moshe. KOKHAV HA-GEULAH. Yerushalayim: Mosad Byalik: Ha-Makhon Al Shem Leo Bek. 1970. (FT) Cloth, 8vo. 437 pages. In Hebrew. Includes a portrait of the author, and facsimile of a page from the original handwritten manuscript. Bibliographical references. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Religion -- Philosophy. Cosmology. Judaism -- Philosophy. Original published in 1921, Der Stern der Erlosung (The Star of Redemption), is one of Rosenzweig’s most important works. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007). Very good condition in Very good jacket. From the library of Dr. Fritz Rothschild, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at JTS, with ex-libris stamp. (RAB-36-3) (ID #24579) $75.00.
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  151. Stein, Ludwig. DIE JUDEN IN DER NEUEREN PHILOSOPHIE. Berlin, 1919. Berlin, M.Poppelauer, 1919. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 20 pages. 23 cm. "unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Hermann Cohen's." Distributed by the Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens. At head of title: Verein für jüdische Geschichte und Literatur in Berlin E.B. Series: Sammlung ausgewählter Vorträge, nr. 1. SUBJECT(S): Cohen, Hermann, 1842-1918. OCLC lists only 3 institutions with holdings worldwide, only 2 in the US, and none west of Cincinnati (HUC, Penn, JNUL). Scarce. Paper starting to brown, but solid, Good+ Condition. (GER-6-26) (ID #16633) $100.00.
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  153. Strauss, Leo. DIE RELIGIONSKRITIK SPINOZAS ALS GRUNDLAGE SEINER BIBELWISSENSCHAFT; UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZU SPINOZAS THEOLOGISCH-POLITISCHEM TRAKTAT. Berlin; Akademie-Verlag, 1930. Clothbound. 8vo. XII, 288 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Original blue cloth with gold gilt lettering on cover and spine. Title translates as: “Spinoza’s Critique of Religion as the basis of Spinoza's biblical Science; investigations of Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise. ” This first published work of Leo Strauss, the renowned German-Jewish political philosopher, is dedicated to an examination of Spinoza’s ideas; Strauss identifies Spinoza as part of the tradition of Enlightenment rationalism that eventually produced Modernity, and argues that Spinoza and his works mark the beginning of Jewish Modernity. Subjects: Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Tractatus theologico-politicus. Political Theory. Theology. Religion. Covers lightly soiled, slight wear on endpage and a faded stamp, possibly ex-libris, on the title page. Edges lightly soiled, but pages fresh and clean. Very good + condition. A beautiful copy (GER-33-46) (ID #28841) $300.00.
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  155. Susman, Margarete; Bertha Badt-Strauß; Martin Buber; Ernst Simon; Jos.Prager; Victor Ehrenberg; Harmann Badt; Gerhard Scholem. FRANZ ROSENZWEIG: EIN BUCH DES GEDENKENS. Berlin: Soncino-Gesellschaft,, 1930. Half cloth, 4to. 56 pages. In German. Limited edition of 800 copies. SONCINO GESELLSCHAFT "was a Jewish bibliophile society, founded in Berlin in 1924, and liquidated by order of the Nazi government of Prussia in 1937. The Society aimed at the typographic improvement of the Jewish and Hebrew book; 15 regular publications were primarily intended to introduce to the Jewish book-world suitable models to be imitated by the commercial producers. The Society, therefore, commissioned all the different types of literary products likely to appear in print, such as scholarly works and periodicals, novels, short stories, plays, texts illustrated by modern artists, and reprints of interesting rare books. The texts were chosen from Jewish literature of all periods and languages. Leading master-printers selected the printing type, size, and paper of each individual publication in order to design an external appearance in accordance with its contents. " (Meyer, EJ, 2007) Wear to spine, Spine and covers slightly sunned, corners bumped. Otherwise very good condition. (BIB-7-10) (ID #23940) $120.00.
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  157. Ascher, M. SEXUELLE FRAGEN VOM STANDPUNKTE DES JUDENTUMS. Frankfurt A. M.: A. J. Hofmann, 1922. FT) Clothbound. 8vo. 80 pages. 22 cm. Only edition. In German, with some Hebrew. Title translates as: “Sexual Questions from the Standpoint of Judaism. “ A volume on sexual ethics in Judaism by Dr. Maurice Ascher (1873-1965). Dr. Ascher, from Bex-les-Bains, (home of the Ascher Institute, a boarding school) is the author of numerous other books, including: The adolescent in sex and education, Beitrag zur Ueberwindung der Krisen, Briefe über allerlei aus der jüdischen Religion, and many others. Subjects: Sex -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Sexual ethics. Judentum. Hygiene. Corners on boards lightly bumped. Previous owner’s name in ink on endpage. Pages lightly aged and foxed, but fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (GER-36-5) (ID #28855) $35.00.
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  159. Gamwell, Lynn and Richard Wells. SIGMUND FREUD AND ART: HIS PERSONAL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES. Binghamton: State University Of New York; London: Freud Museum, 1989. Softcover, 4to, 192 pages, illustrations (some color), 30 cm. Contents: Preface. Richard Wells -- Introduction Peter Gay -- The origins of Freud’s antiquities collection. Lynn Gamwell -- A mighty metaphor: the analogy of archaeology and psychoanalysis. Donald Kuspit -- Psychoanalysis and the legacies of antiquity. Ellen Handler Spitz -- Science and art in Freud’s life and work. Martin S. Bergmann – Freud’s library and an appendix of texts related to antiquities. Wendy Botting and J. Keith Davies. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Antiquities -- Private collections -- England -- London -- Exhibitions. Psychoanalysis and art -- Exhibitions. Antiquites -- Collections privees -- Angleterre -- Londres -- Expositions. Psychanalyse et art -- Expositions. “In association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York. ” Accompanies an exhibition, The Sigmund Freud antiquities: fragments from a buried past. Includes bibliographical references (page 188-192). Excellent condition. (Art-3-6) (ID #25601) $30.00.
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  161. Goslar, Hans. DIE SEXUALETHIK DER JÜDISCHEN WIEDERGEBURT: EIN WORT AN UNSERE JUGEND. Berlin; Jüdischer Verlag, 1919. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 47 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates as: “The rebirth of the Jewish Sexual Ethics: A word to our youth. ” Hans Goslar (1889-1945) was a German-Jewish journalist and economist, Zionist, and leading representative of the Jewish People’s Party and press chief of the Prussian State Ministry during the Weimar era. He fled to Amsterdam in 1933 and spent many years in assisting German Jews to leave Nazi Germany; he and his family were sent to Bergen-Belsen, where he perished, though several family members were able to survive. His daughter Hannah Goslar, who survived, was a childhood friend of Anne Frank. Subjects: Sexual ethics. Jewish ethics. Systematic Theology. Freimann 401. Covers browned and aged; bumped and lightly chipped edges. Internal pages clean, aged, with bumped edges. Very good+ condition. (GER-36-6) (ID #28856) $30.00.
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  163. Leupold-Löwenthal, Harald; Hans Lobner. SIGMUND FREUD-HAUS: KATALOG. Wien; Verlag Löcker & Wögenstein, 1975. Softbound. 8vo. 79 pages. 24 cm. Only edition. In German. “Sigmund Freud House Catalog” published by the Sigmund Freud Society of Vienna, compiled and annotated by Harald Leupold-Löwenthal and Hans Lobner. Includes 130 black and white plates; amongst which are biographic photographs of Freud, his family and associates, photographs of manuscripts and book covers, landscapes and objects within the Freud House, and architectural maps of the house itself. A very finely illustrated volume detailing the life activities, home, and everyday objects of Sigmund Freud compiled by the Sigmund Freud House. Subjects: Museums. Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 -- Homes and haunts -- Catalogs. Freud Sigmund. Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. Lightly aged and soiled covers. Near fine condition. (GER-36-47) XX (ID #28898) $30.00.
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  165. Rice, Emanuel. FREUD AND MOSES: THE LONG JOURNEY HOME. Albany; State University Of New York Press, 1990. Softbound. 8vo. Xii, 266 pages. 24 cm. First Edition. Includes 25 plates; black and white photographs and manuscript facsimiles. Table of Contents: Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Sigmund Freud's Jewish Identity; The Freud Family Bible; Sigmund Freud's Knowledge of Hebrew; Jacob and Amalia Freud—Orthodox or Reform Jews?; The Biblical Sources of the Hebrew Dedication; The Latent Content of the Birthday Benediction; Jacob Freud, Leopold Breuer, and Isaac Bernays—Divergent Approaches to the 'Haskalah'; 'One Must Close the Eyes'; Sigmund Freud—Theism vs. Atheism; Freud and Moses—The Long Journey Home; The Last Chapter; Appendix I: Sigmund Freud's Formal Education; Appendix II: Higher Biblical Criticism and the Documentary Hypothesis; Appendix III: Review and Furthur Elaboration of Freud's Mosaic Hypothesis; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Index of References. Dr. Emanuel Rice is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine of The City University of New York, and Associate Attending in Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also engaged in private practice and lives in New York City. "I think this is an important contribution, particularly insofar as it mobilizes important information that has hitherto not come to light, or has not been sufficiently clarified and focused to provide us with a better understanding of Freud's Jewish origins. The documentation of the more orthodox aspects in Freud's family background, the information regarding the degree of Talmudic sophistication attained by his father, and the details of Freud's own Jewish training and education are extremely important for the understanding of Freud's own life and of his contributions to the understanding of religious experience. " -- W. W. Meissner, S. J. M. D. Boston Psychoanalytic Institute; Professor, Boston College; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University. Subjects: Judaism and psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysts - Austria - Biography. Judaism - Biography. Psychoanalysis - Biography. Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 - Religion. Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 - Childhood and youth. Contains a handwritten dedication on title page from Emanuel Rice to “Israel and Nathalie, With Thanks and Best Wishes. ” Covers worn and bumped, edges lightly soiled. Pages clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-36-15) (ID #28866) $20.00.
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  167. Rosenak, Leopold. ZUR BEKAMPFUNG DES MADCHENHANDELS. REFERAT, ERSTATTET IN DER RABBINVERSAMMLUNG ZU FRANKFURT A.M., AM 7. JULI 1902. Frankfurt A. M. J. Kauffmann,, 1903. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 14 pages, 8vo. In German. SUBJECT (S): Prostitution. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, Hebrew Union, Bayerische, Nat Lib of Israel). Light wear. Pages 10-14 text cut off at edge. Slight sunning to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-16-2) (ID #24312) $95.00.
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  169. Leiter, W (Wolf). DIE STELLUNG DER FRAU IM TALMUD. Amsterdam; Joachimsthal's Stoomdrukkerij, 1918. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 63 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. Title translates as: “The Position of Women in the Talmud. ” Commentary derived from biblical exegesis on Women’s position, by the Rabbi of the religious society “Chowewei Hadath Wahajaduth” of Amsterdam. Subjects: Women in rabbinical literature. Jews in the Diaspora, Judaism; social history; social conditions, relations; social groups; women. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Paper wrappers shaken, worn, with bumped and chipped edges. Page edges bumped, lightly aged, but clean. Fair condition. Scarce (GER-38-32) XXX (ID #29035) $100.00. (GER-36-31) |• Frankel, Zacharias. GRUNDLINIEN DES MOSAISCH-TALMUDISCHER EHERECHTS. Leipzig, Hunger, 1860. Clothbound. 4to. [1], XLVIII pages. 26 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. Bound in marbled board. Title roughly translates as: “Basic lines of the Mosaic-Talmudic Marriage-Law. ” Zecharias Frankel was a “German theologian; born at Prague Sept. 30, 1801; died at Breslau Feb. 13, 1875. Frankel was the founder and the most eminent member of the school of historical Judaism, which advocates freedom of research, while in practical life it upholds the authority of tradition, Frankel was, through his father, a descendant of Vienna exiles of 1670 and of the famous rabbinical Spira family, while on his mother's side he descended from the Fischel family, which has given to the community of Prague a number of distinguished Talmudists. … His outline of rabbinical marriage law, "Grundlinien des Mosaisch-Talmudischen Eherechts" (Breslau, 1860), was meant to serve as a text-book on that subject. ” (from the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). This copy does not contain the often missing abridged five page report of the Judisch-theologisches seminar, Breslau. Subjects: Marriage -- Jews. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Covers lightly worn, with bumped edges. Pages aged, lightly soiled throughout, with light but profuse liquid stains on last set of pages. All text legible. Very good condition. (GER-36-31) (ID #28882) $200.00.
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  171. Jacob Freund, Of Breslau.;   D Feuchtwang;   Abraham Geiger;   Moritz Güdemann. HANNA: GEBET- UND ANDACHTSBUCH FUR ISRAELITISCHE FRAUEN UND MADCHEN. Breslau: J. B. Brandeis,, 1908. Cloth, 8vo. 303 Pages. In German. Jewish Women’s prayerbook. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German.   OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. In publisher’s cardboard slipcase. In good condition (GER24-19) (ID #25562) $35.00.
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  173. Another Copy. No slipcase, tear to backstrip, otherwise in very good condition (GER-30-2) (ID #26881) $35.00.
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  175. Levi, Abraham. REBECCA ODER DAS JÜDISCHE WEIB IN IHREM RELIGIÖSEN BERUFE. EINE FEDERZEICHNUNG. Frankfurt, Sänger & Friedberg, 1920. Hardcover, 8vo, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 105 pages. "2. Verbesserte Auflage" [Second Revised Edition]. Some foxing. 2" chip to bottom of spine, internal binding splitting inside, but paper remains good. Fair condition. (SPEC23-19) (ID #10468) $50.00.
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  177. Tendlau, Abraham Moses. SHA’ARE SHAMAYIM. PFORTEN DES HIMMELS: EIN BUCH ZUR HAUSLICHEN ANDACHT FUR ISRAELITEN, BESONDERS DEN FRAUEN IN ISRAEL GEMIDMET. Frankfurt Am Main: Selbstverlage Des Verfassers, 1834. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, xii, 304 pages, 19 cm. In German. Rabbi Jacques J. Lyons’ copy, with his ownership stamp on title page. Lyons was a “hazan, rabbi, and community leader….born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813). ….Jacques began his career as a hazan in Surinam in Congregation Nevie Shalom, a synagogue founded by Spanish-Portuguese Jews. In 1836 he left for Philadelphia, his parents home state, and was hired within a few months by Congregation Beth Shalome of Richmond, Virginia. He served Beth Shalome for two years, winning the high esteem of the congregation. In 1839, following the death of Rev. Isaac B. Mendez Seixas, he was elected Seixas’ successor as minister of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York City. He married Grace Nathan, daughter of Seixas Nathan and Sarah Mendes Seixas in 1842….In 1854, Jacques and Rabbi Abraham de Sola of Montreal collaborated in writing A Jewish Calendar for Fifty Years, a book that contained a comprehensive Jewish calendar, an essay on the Jewish calendar system, as well as historical information concerning Jewish communities in the United States, Canada, and the West Indies….His niece through marriage [was] Emma Lazarus….”(AJHS).SUBJECT(S): Jewish women -- Religious life -- Germany -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Light yellowing of pages. Lightly bumped cover corners. Very good condition. (Spec-8-1) (ID #25466) $145.00.
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  179. Wengeroff, Pauline. MEMOIREN EINER GROSSMUTTER: BILDER AUS DER KULTURGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN RUSSLANDS IM 19. JAHRHUNDERT, BAND I [ONLY, OF 2]. Berlin: M. Poppelauer. 1908. 8vo. 200 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Soviet Union. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Wengeroff (1833-1916) “became renowned for her memoirs...Memoiren einer Grossmutter, Bilder aus der Kulturgeschichte der Juden Russlands im 19. Jahrhundert...[which] reflect the life of a wealthy Jewish family in the period before the Haskalah and the crisis which ensued. ”(Slutsky, EJ) Green cloth with gilt lettering and cloth bookmark. Pages very lightly tanned. Very good condition. (MX-33-36) (ID #18387) $40.00.
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  181. (Blood Libel) Lipschitz, Leopold, editor. CHRISTLICHE ZEUGNISSE GEGEN DIE BLUTBESCHULDIGUNG DER JUDEN. Berlin, Walther & Apolant, 1882. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, vi, 58 pages. Some edgewear. 27 cm. Vorbemerkung. --Zeugnisse: A, von theologischen facultaten; B, von bischofen; C, von professoren. (GR-2-10) No outer binding, signitures of pages seperating. Paper good. (ID #4928) $80.00.
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  183. Bernfeld, Simon. SEFER HA-DEMA`OT: MEORA`OT HA-GEZEROT VEHA-REDIFOT VE-HASHMADOT. VOLUME 1 ONLY (OF 3). Berlin: Eshkol. 1923. Hardcover. (FT) 8vo. Volume one (of three) only. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- persecutions. "Bernfeld was born in Stanislav, Galicia, and was educated in Koenigsberg and Berlin. In 1886 he was appointed chief rabbi of the Sephardi community of Belgrade, Serbia; he remained there until 1894, when he returned to Berlin and devoted himself to scholarly pursuits. He continued his literary work until his death, despite blindness in his later years. Bernfeld wrote several monographs in Hebrew on Jewish history and philosophy, the earliest published when he was only 19." (Klausner, EJ) Bookplate, front joint split, good condition. (RAB-23-15) (ID #20477) $35.00.
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  185. Baron, Salo Wittmayer. DIE JUDENFRAGE AUF DEM WIENER KONGRESS, AUF GRUND VON ZUM TEIL UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN DARGESTELLT VON DR. SALO BARON; HRSG. MIT UNTERSTÜTZUNG DER HISTORISCHEN KOMMISSION DER ISRAELITISCHEN KULTUSGEMEINDE IN WIEN. Wien Und Berlin; R. Löwit, 1920. Clothbound. 8vo. 211 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Published under the auspices of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien; Historische Kommission. Title translates as “The Jewish question presented to the Congress of Vienna, on the basis of unprinted sources by Dr. Salo Baron, editor, with the support of the Historical Commission of the Jewish Community in Vienna. ” Solo Wittmayer Baron (1895-1989), a Polish Jewish scholar, who emigrated to the United States in 1930 and taught at Colombia university, and considered one of the greatest Jewish historians of the twentieth century. This work, written in the year Baron received rabbinical ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Vienna in 1920, is a report on period texts which situate the social and political climate for Jews in an increasingly anti-Semitic Europe. Subjects: Jews -- Germany. Jewish question. Congress of Vienna. Light foxing to edges and bottom edges of cover. Very clean and fresh copy. Very good + condition. (GER-33-31) (ID #28827) $75.00.
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  187. Another Copy. Edgeworn, top corners bumped, fly leaf detached and chipped, owner's name on half title page, text clean, good condition. (GER-18-7) (ID #25787) $55.00.
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  189. Bernstein, S. DIE JUDENPOLITIK DER RUMÄNISCHEN REGIERUNG. Copenhagen, M. Truelsens Bogtrykkeri, 1918. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 196 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “The Jewish Policy of the Rumanian Government. ” Corp Authors: Zionist Organisation.; Copenhagen office. CONTENTS: Die Juden in Rumänien bis zum Berliner Vertrag -- Der Berliner Vertrag -- Die Judenfrage in Rumänien zur zeit des Balkankrieges (1912-13) -- Die Lage der Juden in Rumänien set dem Ausbruch des Weltkrieges. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Romania. Jews -- Romania. Back cover absent; front cover detached but present. Internal pages are nice and clean, binding is tight. Good+ Condition. (SEF-37-5) (ID #28465) $100.00.
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  191. Bloch, Joseph S. Theodor Nöldecke, and August Wünsche. ISRAEL UND DIE VÖLKER: NACH JÜDISCHER LEHRE. Berlin & Wien, 1922. 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. 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. (RAB-48-18) (ID #16017) $75.00.
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  193. Blueher, Hans. SECESSIO JUDAICA: PHILOSOPHISCHE GRUNDLEGUNG DER HISTORISCHEN SITUATION DES JUDENTUMS UND DER ANTISEMITISCHEN BEWEGUNG. Berlin, W. Ritter, 1922. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Light wear, small tear at spine, Good+ Condition; 8vo; 66 pages; 23 cm. (Comhist-14-38) (ID #4976) $50.00.
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  195. Blumenfeld, Kurt. Edited by Hans Tramer. ERLEBTE JUDENFRAGE: EIN VIERTELJAHRHUNDERT DEUTSCHER ZIONISMUS. Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1962. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 222 pages. 24cm. Veroffentlichung des Leo Baeck Instituts. Includes frontis portrait. Very Good jacket. (GEr-15-53dw) (ID #18711) $30.00.
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  197. Bodmer, M. J. (Pseud. ), edited by Ernst Jaeckh. EIN NEUER STAATENBUND UND DAS OSTJUDENPROBLEM. Stuttgart-berlin, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1916. Paper Wrappers, Some wear to wrapper, Good Condition; 36 pages; WW I-era analysis. "Der deutsche Krieg" series; Politische Flugschriften 73. Heft. (MX-34-10) (ID #4810) $30.00.
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  199. Borut, Jacob. HAGENU `AL `ATSMEKHEM!: YISUD "HA-AGUDAH HA-MERKAZIT SHEL EZRAHIM GERMANIYIM BA`ALE HA-EMUNAH HA-YEHUDIT" (CENTRAL VEREIN). Yerushalayim: Hotsaat Merkaz Dinur. 1996. Paperback. 8vo. 152 pages. In Hebrew and German. SUBJECT (S): German language. Hebrew language; Jews – Germany – Politics and government -- 19th century – sources; Antisemitism – Germany – history -- 19th century – sources; Germany – ethnic relations. SERIES: Kuntresim, mekorot u-mehkarim.; Sidrah 4; 2; OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (GER-15-31) (ID #18810) $25.00.
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  201. Carlebach, Elisheva. DIVIDED SOULS: THE CONVERT CRITIQUE AND THE CULTURE OF ASHKENAZ 1750-1800. New York, Berlin: Leo Baeck Institute, 2003. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 24 pages. In English. (Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture; 46) Elisheva Carlebach is Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. On December 3, 2002, she gave the 46th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture at the Leo Baeck Institute New York. The author examines what it meant for a Jew to convert to Christianity in early modern Europe. She focuses on Germany, where it generally meant profound unease and discomfort. The status of Jews who converted, who retained elements of their Jewishness while not accepted as true Christians, resulted in a figure that was often considered, at least from the Christian perspective, a counterfeit human being. The collective historical influence of the converts was complex and enduring since they did not simply disappear within the majority. Rather, they became the first German Jews to experience the consequences of a dual identity, and the first to demonstrate that leaving Judaism for Christianity was never a simple transformation. Christians accepted them as baptized but not truly converted. Elisheva Carlebach describes the dilemma of identity and the sense of alienation and which are a persistent theme in the history of conversions out of Judaism.SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Germany -- History -- 18th century. Christian converts from Judaism -- Germany -- History -- 18th century.  Asjkenaziem.  Bekering.  In fine condition. (MX12-13). (ID #21332) $30.00.
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  203. Deutsches Centralkomitee Für Die Russischen Juden (Germany). STENOGRAPHISCHER BERICHT ÜBER DIE DELEGIRTEN-VERSAMMLUNG ZUR BERATHUNG DER HILFS-AKTION FÜR DIE RUSSICHEN JUDEN, BERLIN, 20. UND 21. OCTOBER 1891. Berlin; Typ. H. S. Hermann, 1891. FT) Paper wrappers. 8vo. 134 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. “Stenographic report of the delegates to the assembly to deliberate charity activity for Russian Jews, Berlin, 20 and 21st October 1891.” “Published by the business executive committee of the "German Central Committee for Russian Jews. " The German Central Committee for Russian Jews was a national organization established in 1891, comprised of seventy seven local aid societies throughout Germany which were essential in helping the transmigration of thousand of Russian Jews to the United States and Palestine. The delegates to the assembly are almost entirely Rabbis, scholars, and philanthropists, from New York, Holland, Denmark, and all over Germany. The reports and discussion of this assembly comprise an interesting assessment of the situation of Eastern European Jews at the close of the century. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Covers soiled, edges bumped. Pages lightly aged at edges, but clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-33-23) (ID #28819) $250.00.
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  205. DIE MORAL DER EVANGELIEN UND DES TALMUD. EINE VERGLEICHENDE STUDIE IM GEISTE UNSERER ZEIT. Brno, Bernhard Epstein, 1912. Cloth, Contemporary cloth. 8vo. x, 58 pages. In German. Bound with: Durege, Jenny: JUDENTUM UND CHRISTENTUM. VORTRAG GEHALTEN IN PRAG AM 12. FEBRUAR 1912 IM SÄULENSAALDES DEUTSCHEN HAUSES. (Magdeburg: R. Zacharias. 1912. 8vo. 27 pages. 2. Tausend). Gesamtverzeichnis 1700-1910, XXX. 474. Attractively bound together in period cloth. Very Good Condition. (SPEC23-12) (ID #8124) $75.00.
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  207. Eloesser, Arthur. VOM GHETTO NACH EUROPA: DAS JUDENTUM IM GEISTIGEN LEBEN DES 19. JAHRHUNDERTS. Berlin, Jüdische Buch-Vereinigung, 1936. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 292 pages. Good study of the Emancipation. Guido Kisch's copy, with his attractive pre-war pargue bookplate. An outstanding copy (GER-37-75) Very Good+ Condition Lacks Jacket. (ID #1988) $65.00.
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  209. Another Copy. 1st Edition. Cloth, 1" tear at backstrip, otherwise a good solid copy.; 8vo; 292 pages; Good study of the Emancipation. (GER-37-80) (ID #6264) $45.00.
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  211. Goldstein, Julius. RASSE UND POLITIK. Schlüchtern, Neuwerkverlag. 1921. Half cloth. 8vo. 152 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Antisemitism; Race; Nationalism and nationality. Goldstein (1873-1929) was a German philosopher who was born in Hamburg. His philosophies were similar to William James', whose A Pluralistic Universe he translated, and he was greatly concerned with the modern civilization and culture around him. (Popkin, EJ) Pages darkened but clean, binding tight, very good condition. (HOLO2-6-21) (ID #20766) $30.00.
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  213. Jüdisch-Nationaler Akademischer Verein "emunah", Czernowitz. HEIMKEHR: ESSAYS JÜDISCHER DENKER. Czernowitz, Verlag Louis Lam, 1912. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 188 pages. 24 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Homecoming: Essays From Jewish Philosophers. ” CONTENTS: "Einiges zum Probleme des "Golus" - Ernst Müller; "Die sieben Lügen des heutigen Judentums" - Daniel Pasmanik; "Einsichten und Ausblicke" - Nathan Birnbaum; "Nationale Autonomie der Juden in Oesterreich" - Max Rosenfeld; "Nordau" - Adolf Stand; "Achad-Haam" - Salomon Schiller; "Was Herzl vorfand" - Leon Kellner; "Der Umschwung in der Türkei und die jüdischen Palaestina-Bestrebungen" - Davis Trietsch; "Chasmonaer-Fest und Chanukah (Eine historische Studie) " - Samuel Rappaport; "Der Anteil der Juden am europaeischen Großhandl mit dem Orient" - Ignatz Schipper; "Italienische und spanische Aertze und Apotheker in XVI. Und XVII. Jahrhundert in Krakau" - Majer Balaban; "Die Mythen des Chassidismus" - Martin Buber. SUBJECT(S): Jewish question. Jews -- Europe. Includes bibliographical references. Includes foreword by Leon Kellner. Pictoral endpages, hinges cracking. Cover lightly stained. Internal pages are nice and clean. Good+ condition. (GER-32-4) (ID #28775) $200.00.
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  215. Kahn, Fritz. DIE JUDEN ALS RASSE UND KULTURVOLK. Berlin, Welt-Verlag, 1921. Cloth, Lacks backstrip. Otherwise Good Condition; 8vo; 249 pages; 29 cm. Felix A. Levy's copy, with his ownership signiture on the front endpaper. Levy (1884-1963) served for almost 50 years as Rabbi at Emmanuel Congregation in Chicago, and "influenced his colleagues in modifying the attitude of Reform Judaism to halakhah and the nature of Jewish identity. These changes were embodied, inter alia, in the 1937 Columbus Platform adopted by the Central Conference of American Rabbis under Levy's leadership as president (1935-37) " Wolfe Kelman in EJ, 1971, 11: 157) (GER-37-70) (ID #6047) $40.00.
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  217. Kernholt, Otto. VOM GHETTO ZUR MACHT. DIE GESCHICHTE DES AUFSTIEGS DER JUDEN AUF DEUTSCHEM BODEN. Leipzig, Berlin, Theodor Weicher, 1921. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Paper Wraps. 8vo. x, 319 pages. 23 cm. "Anmerkungen und Quellennachweise" on pages 297-306. Antisemitic. Occationally cited on modern Antisemitic webpages. binding repaired, previous owner's number on spine and endpaper, paper browning but good and solid throughout. Good condition. (HOLO2-57-8). (ID #7854) $75.00.
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  219. Liebeschütz, Hans. DAS JUDENTUM IN DER DEUTSCHEN UMWELT: 1800-1850: STUDIEN ZUR FRÜHGESCHICHTEDER EMANZIPATION. U. ARNOLD PAUCKER. Tübingen: Mohr, 1977. Cloth, 8vo, xii, 445 pages, 24 cm. Includes indexes. Bibliography on pages 393-420 Subjects: Philippson, Ludwig, 1811-1889. Hirsch, Samson Raphael, 1808-1888. Jews--Germany--History--1800-1933. Judaism--Germany--History--1815-1866. Series: Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts; 35. Variant Series: Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts; 35 0459-097X. Gilt lettering on cover and spine, Very good condition in worn jacket (Comhist-3-9) (ID #19728) $35.00.
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  221. Marsch, Wolf Dieter; and Karl Theime, editors. CHRISTEN UND JUDEN IHR GEGENÜBER VOM APOSTELKONZIL BIS HEUTE. Mainz, Matthias-Grunewald-Verlag, 1961. 1st Edition. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket.; 299 pages; In German. 21 cm. Guido Kisch's copy. (GER-37-59) (ID #8255) $25.00.
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  223. Mosse, Werner E. ENTSCHEIDUNGSJAHR 1932: ZUR JUDENFRAGE IN DER ENDPHASE DER WEIMARER REPUBLIK. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1965. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 8vo; 608 pages; Near Fine condition in Very Good dust jacket (Comhist3-2) (ID #19721) $40.00.
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  225. Offenburg, Benno. DAS ERWACHEN DES DEUTSCHEN NATIONALBEWUßTSEINS IN DER PREUßISCH EN JUDENHEIT: VON MOSES MENDELSSOHN BIS ZUM BEGINN DER REAKTION. Hamburg, Druck Von Arthur Brünnler, 1933. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 87 pages. "Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der Philosophischen Fakultät der Hamburgischen Universitat. " Guido Kisch's Copy "Ein geistesgeschichtlicher Beitrag zur Emanzipationsgeschichte der deutschen Juden" (GER-37-51) Chipping to spine, but binding is solid. A nice copy. (ID #1859) $60.00.
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  227. Oppeln-Bronikowski, Friedrich Von. GERECHTIGKEIT! ZUR LOSUNG DER JUDENFRAGE. Berlin-wilmersdorf, J. G. Huch, 1932. Paper Wrappers, Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 96 pages. 23 cm. In German. Weimar-era philosemitic call for justice and calling on Germans and Jews to work together (though, of course, they are seen as distinct). This copy bears the rubber stamps of the Bibliothek zur Erforschung der Judenfrage. Wear to cover & corners, spine cocked, but good and solid. (HOLO2-65-3) (ID #4806) $55.00.
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  229. Another Copy. Backstrip has tears at top and bottom, title page is torn and reattached with tape. Internal pages are nice and clean. Good condition. (HOLO2-45-1). (ID #26565) $50.00.
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  231. Pfisterer, Rudolf. IM SCHATTEN DES KREUZES. Hamburg-bergstedt, H. Reich, 1966. 1st Edition. Paperback, Very Good Condition.; 8vo; 155 pages; In German. 23 cm. Bibliographical footnotes. Christianity and Antisemitism. (GER-37-39) (ID #8421) $40.00.
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  233. Reibmayr, Albert. INZUCHT UND VERMISCHUNG BEIM MENSCHEN. Leipzig; Deuticke, 1897. Clothbound. 8vo. VI, 268 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Title translates as: “Inbreeding and Mixing in Humans. ” The first work by the Austrian physician Albert Reibmayr details the existence of an inbred caste of rulers, emerging from social and cultural progress out of the division of labor and social differentiation. The work gives a particularly detailed biological basis of the theory of historical cycles, that of a transition from an inbred caste to a socially mixed caste, recommending the superior role of the newly emerged mixed middle classes for social rule, and recommends that intermixing is the only path to rejuvenation of a crumbling society. This work was studied by Emile Durkheim, and though swamped in late 19th century genetic theories, serves to legitimate the toppling of “inbred” rulers, and highlights the nomadic and dynamic Semites as fit to rule over the inbred sedentary Aryans (! ) Subjects: In-breeding. Consanguinity. Miscegenation. Jews. Covers lightly soiled, pages fresh and clean. Near fine condition. (GER-36-35) (ID #28886) $175.00.
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  235. Reimann, Hans (Pseud.: Artur Sünder). DIE DINTE WIDER DAS BLUT. EIN ZEITROMAN. Hannover, P. Steegemann, 1921. Paper Wrappers, 12mo; 39 pages. Satire of Artur Dinter's vulgar anti-Semitic bestseller "The Sin against the Blood"; "Having expressed critiques of the Nazis and planned a Hitler parody under the title Mein Krampf (My Cramp), he [Reimann] experienced great difficulties and was blacklisted by the Nazi regime. He wrote under several pseudonyms and also co-wrote with Heinrich Spoerl. A secret report by Carl Zuckmayer, who worked for a US agency, suggested,that Reimann published in anti-semitic journals [he did end up as editor of "The Nettle", the only Nazi satire magazine] and found ways of arranging himself with the Nazis, (a similar allegation by Moritz Lederer was in an 1958 court case judged unfounded). After the fall of the 'Third Reich' in 1945, Reimann was forbidden to publish in Allied-occupied Germany until 1948" (Wikipedia, 2012). Has a backwards swastika as part of its cover design. Light wear, paper browning, Good Condition; (GER-37-16) (ID #4328) $30.00.
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  237. Robinsohn, Saul B. and Chaim Schatzker. JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE IN DEUTSCHEN GESCHICHTSLEHRBÜCHERN. Braunschweig, A. Limbach, 1963. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 53 pages. 24 cm. In German. Series: Schriftenreihe des Internationalen Schulbuchinstituts, 7. Bd. Title translates to English as, “Jewish History in German History Textbooks. ” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- Study and teaching -- Germany. Textbooks -- Germany. Education -- Germany -- 20th century. Schulbuch. Geschichtsunterricht. Geographic: Germany -- Historiography. Germany -- History -- 1945-1990. Juden. Deutschland. Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-53). Light wear to cover. Internal pages are slightly darkened, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (HOLO2-60-20) (ID #27669) $35.00.
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  239. Rosenfeld, Max. NATIONALES SELBSTBESTIMMUNGSRECHT DER JUDEN IN POLEN. Wien / Berlin; R. Löwit Verlag, 1918. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 62 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “National Self-Determination of Jews in Poland. ” Dr. Max Rosenfeld 1884-1919) was a socialist Paole Zionist from Galicia, who argued for Jewish national autonomy in an Austrian Federation of nationalities, so as to minimize any possible harm that would come to the Jews in the Austrian-Hungarian empire were it to dissolve into separate fragmented states; Rosenfeld foresaw the ideal situation being that of a strong state overseeing the common concerns of the many nationalities in the empire. His intention was for Jewish religious communities to transform themselves into a Jewish national community. Subjects: Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Poland. Polen. Juden. Pages uncut, chipped edges on cover. Lightly aged and soiled, with bumped corners. Clean copy. Good + condition (GER-36-41) (ID #28892) $30.00.
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  241. Sandor, Alexander. DER PHILOSEMIT. II. JAHRGANG, III. HEFT. Prague: Druck Von Eugen Petschau, 1932. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 171-250 pages. In German. “The Philosemite. ” Scarce Jewish serial from Prague. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy. Covers a little worn, particularly around the edges, small tear on front along bottom edge and another at the bottom of the spine, corners bumped, text clean, good condition. (GER-18-12) (ID #25792) $50.00.
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  243. Scholl, Carl. DAS JUDENTHUM UND SEINE WELTMISSION. Leipzig, Robert Friese, 1880. Softcover. 8vo. 26 pages. 21 cm. In German. Philosemitic treatise, denouncing Antisemitism. Reprinted from, "Es werde Licht! Monatsblätter zur Förderung der Humanität, Jahrg. XI (1880), Februarheft, ” a monthly magazine published by Scholl to espouse free religious beliefs and speak out against anti-Semitism. Title translates to English as, “Judaism and Its World Mission. ” For more on Scholl, see Dagmar Herzog’s fascinating article, “Carl scholl, Gustav Struve, and the problematics of philosemitism in 1840s Germany: Radical Christian dissent and the reform Jewish response, ” ( in Jewish History Volume 9, Number 2, 53-72). SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Religion. Judentum. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. "Surplus - Duplicate" stamp on cover, book plate on front end page. Internal pages are darkened with some damp stains but still nice. Margin notes on one page. All text is clear. Good condition. Important imprint from the Judenfrage debates of 19th Century Germany. (HOLO2-49-17). (ID #26324) $150.00.
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  245. Sombart, Werner. DIE DEUTSCHE VOLKSWIRTSCHAFT IM NEUNZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT UND IM ANFANG DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS. Berlin, G. Bondi, 1927. 4th Revised Edition. Cloth, xvi, 532 pages; In German. 23 cm. Includes a great deal of material on Jews. Previously published under title: Die deutsche Volkswirtschaft im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Light wear to ends of spine. Very good condition. (MX-34-26) (ID #8286) $60.00.
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  247. Strack, Hermann L. DAS BLUT IM GLAUBEN UND ABERGLAUBEN DER MENSCHHEIT: MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER "VOLKSMEDIZIN" UND DES "JÜDISCHEN BLUTRITUS." München [Munich]; Beck, 1900. Clothbound. 8vo. XVI, 208 pages. 21 cm. Eighth edition. In German. Title translates as: “The Blood of Faith and Superstition in mankind: with special reference to “Folk-medicine” and the “Jewish blood ritual. ” Published under the auspices of the Institutum Judaicum in Berlin. Hermann Strack, (1848-1922) a “German Protestant theologian and Orientalist; born at Berlin May 6, 1848. Since 1877 he has been assistant professor of Old Testament exegesis and Semitic languages at the University of Berlin. He is the foremost Christian authority in Germany on Talmudic and rabbinic literature, and studied rabbinics under Steinschneider. Since the reappearance of anti-Semitism in Germany Strack has been the champion of the Jews against the attacks of such men as Hofprediger Stöcker, Professor Röhling, and others. In 1885 Strack became the editor of "Nathanael. Zeitschrift für die Arbeit der Evangelischen Kirche an Israel, " which is published at Berlin; and in 1883 he founded the Institutum Judaicum, which aims at the conversion of Jews to Christianity. Strack is a member of the Foreign Board of Consulting Editors of The Jewish Encyclopedia. ” (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Subjects: Blood. Religious Studies. Judaism. Rite. Folk medicine. Covers worn, soiled at edges, with bumped corners. First and last endpages chipped, brittle, shaken. Pages lightly aged, clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (GER-33-48) (ID #28843) $50.00.
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  249. Strack, Hermann L. DAS WESEN DES JUDENTUMS: VORTRAG, GEHALTEN AUF DER INTERNATIONALEN KONFERENZ FÜR JUDENMISSION ZU AMSTERDAM. Leipzig; Hinrichs, 1906. FT) Clothbound. 8vo. 23 pages. 24 cm. First Edition. In German. Later bound cloth over boards with original paper wrappers as title page. Title translates as: “The essence of Judaism: Paper presented at the International Conference in Amsterdam on Missionary work among Jews. ” Hermann Strack, (1848-1922) a “German Protestant theologian and Orientalist; born at Berlin May 6, 1848. Since 1877 he has been assistant professor of Old Testament exegesis and Semitic languages at the University of Berlin. He is the foremost Christian authority in Germany on Talmudic and rabbinic literature, and studied rabbinics under Steinschneider. Since the reappearance of anti-Semitism in Germany Strack has been the champion of the Jews against the attacks of such men as Hofprediger Stöcker, Professor Röhling, and others. In 1885 Strack became the editor of "Nathanael. Zeitschrift für die Arbeit der Evangelischen Kirche an Israel, " which is published at Berlin; and in 1883 he founded the Institutum Judaicum, which aims at the conversion of Jews to Christianity. Strack is a member of the Foreign Board of Consulting Editors of The Jewish Encyclopedia. ” (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Judaism. Judenmission. Backstrip and original wrappers starting, but signatures intact. Covers lightly soiled. Original wraps lightly aged. Pages fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-33-45) (ID #28840) $30.00.
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  251. Strack, Hermann Leberecht. EINLEITUNG IN DEN TALMUD. Leipzig, J. C. Hinrichs, 1908. Hardcover, viii, 182 pages, 23 cm. In German. Series: Schriften des Instutum judaicum in Berlin.; Nr. 2. SUBJECT (S): Judenmission. Talmud. Talmud -- Introduction. Talmud. Bibliography on pages 81-82 and 139-175. Strack (1848-1922) was a “German Orientalist and theologian. Strack was born in Berlin, where he became professor of Oriental languages and director-founder of the university’s Institutum Judaicum. He was recognized as a leading non-Jewish scholar in the field of Bible and Talmud, Hebrew and Aramaic linguistics, Masorah, etc. Serving as an expert in German courts on a number of cases with antisemitic overtones, Strack took a firm line in defense of Judaism, and at the same time was active in the Protestant missionary movement. In the field of linguistics his main publications were Grammatik des Biblisch-Aramaeischen; Hebraeische Grammatik; Juedisches Woerterbuch, a Yiddish dictionary; and Lehrbuch der neuhebraeischen Sprache und Litteratur. Of importance for the study of Masorah was his Dikduke ha-Te’amim des Ahron ben Moscheh ben Ascher, edited in cooperation with S. Baer; Catalog der hebraeischen Bibelhandschriften der… Bibliothek in St. Petersburg; and Prophetarum posteriorum Codex babylonicus Petropolitanus. He also took part in the controversy surrounding the Firkovich forgeries. Strack wrote Einleitung in das Alte Testament and edited, together with O. Zoeckler, a short Bible commentary, to which he contributed several biblical books; he also published a translation of and commentary on Ben Sira. He wrote, with P. Billerbeck, a commentary to the New Testament which was based on Talmud and Midrash and demonstrated the Jewish rabbinic origin of most of Jesus’ sayings. He also issued annotated translations of several Mishnah tractates with Billerbeck, including Avot, together with a vocalized text. Strack’s Einleitung in Talmud und Midrash became a standard reference work, the English edition, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, which is based on the last but revised German one, being sponsored by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. In fighting the malicious accusations against Judaism, Strack wrote Das Blut im Glauben und Aberglauben der Menschheit, which was translated into English by H. Blanchamp as The Jew and Human Sacrifice …. Works in the same vein include: Sind die Juden Verbrecher von Religionswegen?; Juedische Geheimgesetze?; Herr Adolf Stoecker christliche Liebe und Wahrhaftigkeit; and Die Aufhebung der Juden-Emanzipation und ihre rechtliche Begruendung. Strack’s courageous stand against growing German antisemitism brought him bitter denunciation by antisemitic writers such as K. Erbsreich and Th. Fritsch; on the other hand his missionary activities came under attack from Jewish writers” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). Light wear to cover binding and edges. Yellowing to inside front and back cover. Very good condition. (Heb-15A-16) (ID #26035) $30.00.
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  253. Strack, Hermann Leberecht. JOMA; DER MISCHNATRAKTAT "VERSÖHNUNGSTAG"; HERAUSGEGEBEN UND ERKLÄRT VON HERMANN L. STRACK. Berlin; H. Reuther's Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1888. Clothbound. 8vo. 40 pages. 22 cm. Text in Hebrew, notes in German. Title translates as: “YOMA; The Mishnah Tractate ‘Atonement’; Issued and explained by Hermann L. Strack. ” Printed as number 3 of “Schriften des Institutum Judaicum in Berlin”, the Jewish Institute of Berlin. Hermann Leberecht Strack (1848-1922) was a German Protestant theologian and Orientalist. The 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia had this to say of him: “He is the foremost Christian authority in Germany on Talmudic and rabbinic literature, and studied rabbinics under Steinschneider. Since the reappearance of anti-Semitism in Germany Strack has been the champion of the Jews against the attacks of such men as Hofprediger Stöcker, Professor Röhling, and others. In 1885 Strack became the editor of "Nathanael. Zeitschrift für die Arbeit der Evangelischen Kirche an Israel, " which is published at Berlin; and in 1883 he founded the Institutum Judaicum, which aims at the conversion of Jews to Christianity. In the beginning of his career the Prussian government sent Strack to St. Petersburg to examine the Bible manuscripts there; on this occasion he examined also the antiquities of the Firkovich collection, which he declared to be forgeries. ” This short volume constitutes one in a series of editions of the Mishnah tractates published in the late 1880’s: Abot (Carlsruhe, 1882; 2d ed. Berlin, 1888), Yoma (1888), 'Abodah Zarah (1888), and Shabbat (1890). Ephraim Deinard’s copy, as noted on the bookplate: “From the Library of Ephraim Deinard. ” Subjects: Mishnah. Yoma -- Criticism, Textual. Covers lightly worn. Pages lightly aged, some edges bumped and chipped. Very good condition. (GER-36-46) (ID #28897) $30.00.
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  255. Werner Sombart. DIE JUDEN UND DAS WIRTSCHAFTSLEBEN. Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot, 1920. Cloth, 8vo. 476 Pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Economic history. Joden. Economisch gedrag. Sombart, (1863-1941), was a German political economist and sociologist. Born in Ermsleben, Sombart acquired a reputation through his work Der Moderne Kapitalismus (2 vols., 1902, 19162) in which he traced the development of capitalism from the later Middle Ages. In 1917 he was appointed professor of political economy at the University of Berlin. He wrote two works on capitalism and the Jews: Die Juden und das Wirtschlaftsleben (1911), The Jews and Modern Capitalism (1913, 1951), and Die Zukunft der Juden (1912) which aroused considerable controversy. (EJ, Staff) In good condition (GER24-23) (ID #28752) $30.00.
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  257. Zipkes, Rudolf. JÜDISCHE SELBSTKRITIK; VON WESEN UND POLITIK DES JÜDISCHEN VOLKES. Zürich; Buchdruckerei A. G. 1941. Later Cloth. 8vo. 135 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. Holocaust-era imprint. Beautiful later red cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. Title translates as: “Jewish Self-Critique; on the essence and politics of the Jewish People“, a conspicuous anti-zionist tract written by Rudolf Zipkes, a Swiss-Jewish lawyer, art historian, film critic, and later member of the Swiss supreme court. Translated chapter titles: The Jewish Question, the people’s problem in the present - The fate of the Jewish people - The historical disease: Messianism, Orthodoxy and assimilation. Zionism and criticism - The structure of the Jewish spirit of true emancipation - Principles of a realistic national policy. Subjects: Jews. Selbstkritik. Jüdische Gemeinde. Geschichte (Zeit). Binding and endpages in fine condition. Pages lightly aged and soiled at edges, with a light warping potentially owing to non-visible dampstains. Text and pages fresh. Very good condition. (GER-33-34) (ID #28830) $30.00.
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  259. Zollschan, Ignaz. DAS RASSENPROBLEM: UNTER BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER THEORETISCHEN GRUNDLAGEN DER JÜDISCHEN RASSENFRAGE. Wien, Leipzig; W. Braumüller, 1911. Clothbound. 8vo. XVI, 509 pages. 24 cm. 2nd Revised Edition. In German. Marbled hardcover with gilt lettering. Title translates as: “The race problem: With special reference to the theoretical bases of the Jewish race question." Dr. Ignaz Zollschan (1877-1948) was an Austrian anthropologist and physician. Zollschan, who was born in Erlach, Lower Austria, graduated as a doctor and while working in private practice in Carlsbad turned his interests to anthropology. To combat the anti-Semitic racist theories of Houston S. Chamberlain, he published his Das Rassenproblem unter besonderer Beruecksichtigung der theoretischen Grundlagen der juedischen Rassenfrage (multiple editions). As a Zionist he opposed Jewish Diaspora nationalism. In Revision des juedischen Nationalismus (1919) he attacked the Jewish demand for minority rights, and a revised edition of this work with a supplement, "Der Weg zum Maximalismus," appeared in the following year. In 1921 he analyzed the condition of Zionism in his Krise und Sezessionsgefahr im Zionismus und deren Ursachen. His interpretation of the Zionist problem stimulated the formulation of a current within German Zionism called Binyan ha-Arez. This is one of the most important anti-racialist anthropological studies of the "race problem". Subjects: Jewish question. Race. Light soiling to covers and edges. Lightly bumped edges. Near fine condition. (GER-36-9) (ID #28859) $45.00.
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  261. Another Copy. Light soiling to covers and edges. Clear tape attached to backstrip, worn covers. Outer edges lightly soiled. Very good + condition. (GER-36-9A) (ID #28860) $35.00.
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  263. (Klatzkin, Jacob) Böhm, Adolf. DIE ZIONISTISCHE BEWEGUNG, EINE KURZE DARSTELLUNG IHRER ENTWICKLUNG VON ADOLF BÖHM. 2 VOLUMES IN 1. Berlin, Welt-Verlag, 1920. Cloth, Paper brown, binding cracked but solid.; 8vo; 190, 363 pages; Includes 11-page index. I. Teil: Die Bewegung bis zum Tode Theodor Herzls. II. Teil: Die Bewegung vom Tode Herzls bis zum Ausbruch des Weltkrieges. Mit einem Anhang: Kurze Übersicht der Entwickelung vom Ausbruch des Weltkrieges bis zur gegenwart. Jacob Klatzkin's copy with his bookplate. Klatzkin was an important Zionist philosopher who edited a number of early 20th Century German and Hebrew Zionist and other Jewish periodicals. With nahum Goldman he initiated in 1924 the ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA (cut short by the rise of Hitler) as well as a parallel encyclopedia in Hebrew. The author of numerous books, he believed that "the impulse of self-preservation among Jews in modern times created a revoltuionary situation, in which the Jewish people turned away from over-intellectualization and spiritualization to the resumption of national life in its own country, with its own language. A country and a language, according to Klatzkin, determine the life of a nation, not abstract religious or cultural ideas. " (Moshe Zeev Sole & Samuel Scheps in EJ 1972, 10: 1088-1090) (GER-37-29) (ID #4366) $60.00.
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  265. (Map) Hugo Herrmann. PALASTINAKUNDE, EIN HAND-UND NACHSCHLAGEBUCH, EIN LEITFADEN FUR VORTRAGENDE UND KURSE, SOWIE FUR DEN UNTERRICHT. Wien, Fiba-Verlag, 1935. Cloth, 8vo. 566 Pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Palestine. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Bookplate. Herrmann, (1887–1940), a Zionist author, editor, and propagandist. Born in Maehrisch-Truebau (Moravska Trebova), Moravia, Herrmann attended the German University in Prague and became a teacher. He also was a member of the editorial staff of Selbstwehr, the Prague Zionist weekly; his cousin Leo Hermann was another member of the staff. (EJ, Kressel) In very good condition with the scarce large map (ca 22"x40")   by Hermann, in pocket at rear, in fine condition. Book in Very Good+ Condition (GER24-3) (ID #25546) $100.00.
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  267. Antizionistisches Komitee, Berlin. ZIONISTISCHE TAKTIK. Berlin, A. Rosenthal Nachf. 1919. 1st Edition (?). Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages. 22 cm. Schriften zur Aufklarung uber den Zionismus, #1. Jewish Anti-Zionist pamphlet. Probably printed 1910-1920. (Ger-37-4) Heavy wear, Good- Condition. (ID #28668) $30.00.
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  269. Birnbaum, Nathan. VOR DEM WANDERSTURM. Frankfurt Am Main; L. Sänger, 1919. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “Before the Wandering Tempest. ” Printed in the pamphlet series “Jüdische Zeitfragen No. 1” (Jewish Contemporary Issues, no. 1) in the year 1919/5679. Nathan Birnbaum (1864–1937), a writer (early pen name: Mathias Acher), philosopher, one of the originators of Zionist ideology, later a leader of religious Judaism. He was an early proponent of Zionism, founding “Kadimah, ” the first Jewish nationalist students' organization (1882) with the aim of criticizing assimilation and setting up a Jewish nationalist consciousness. “After the Second Zionist Congress (1898) Birnbaum made a fundamental turn in his political thinking: He became a spokesman for "diaspora nationalism, " publishing articles in which he severely criticized Herzl's "diplomatism, " the "inorganic" nature of the Zionist movement, and the Zionist "negation of the Diaspora, " its culture and language (Yiddish). He gradually withdrew from Zionism, affirming that "Israel comes before Zion, " i. E. that the striving for Eretz Israel must not entail neglect of the Jewish People itself. His concept was now that of an interterritorial nation, comprising and integrating all existing Jewish groups which had a cultural life of their own. The most important group in his eyes was the Yiddish-speaking one in Eastern Europe. … He repudiated his own former "pagan-Jewish" life in Gottes Volk (1917), with further editions in 1918 and 1921 (translated into English under the title Confession, 1946). In Vom Freigeist zum Glaeubigen (1919) he described his spiritual development. Upon the refounding of the Agudat Israel World Organization (1919) he became its first general secretary. At that time, after the war, revolution, and pogroms in Eastern Europe, he devoted much effort to the problem of emigration and endeavored to enlist general Jewish cooperation toward regulating on a big scale what amounted to an unorganized, panic mass flight. His book Im Dienste der Verheissung (1927) contains a critical analysis of the "activism" of the Orthodox as a grafting of fashionable ideologies onto an organism that was inherently of a different nature and suggested to the "activists" a more fruitful field – the gigantic task of creating the necessary material preconditions toward effecting a metamorphosis. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Jews -- Restoration. Judentum. Migration. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Lightly soiled front cover, soiled back cover. Pages aged, browned, but clean. Good+ condition. (GER-36-43) (ID #28894) $35.00.
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  271. Boczkowski, Hipolit Olgerd. GRUNDLAGEN DES NATIONALPROBLEMS; EINFUHRUNG IN DIE NATIOLOGIE. Prag, 1937. Softcover, 95 pages, 8vo, 20 cm. In German. Nazi-era imprint. Series: Kleine zionistische Bücherei, Heft 1. SUBJECT (S): Nationalism and nationality. Cover title: Das Nationalproblem. Literatur on pages 90-95. Czech imprint. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Wear to edges and cover binding. Staining to back cover. Hinge repair. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-11-3) (ID #24042) $50.00.
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  273. Bonne, Alfred. PALÄSTINA: LAND UND WIRTSCHAFT. Leipzig, Deutsche Wissenschaftliche Buchhandlung, 1933. 2nd Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 308 pages. In German. 24 cm. "Literatur" on pages 303-305. Includes index. Lacks attached paper jacket,otherwise Good Condition. (GER-15-27DW) (ID #18685) $35.00.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  274. Deutscher Verein Zur Erforschung Palästinas. ZEITSCHRIFT DES DEUTSCHEN PALÄSTINA-VEREINS. (BANDS 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, AND 13 OF 67). Leipzig, O. Harrassowitz [Etc. ], 1890. Cloth, 8vo. In German. Illustrated with multiple fold out maps. English translation: “Journal of the Palestine-German Society”. Periodical published between 1878 and 1945, for a run of 67 volumes. SUBJECT (S): Palestine -- Antiquities -- Periodicals. Ex-library with bookplates on inside front cover. Dampstain and some warping to covers. Pages tanned, also with some dampstain, but not affecting text. Maps intact. Good – condition. (SPEC-27-32) (ID #27922) $400.00.
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  276. Kundgebung Deutscher Juden; Albert Einstein; Leo Baeck. DAS PALÄSTINAWERK. Berlin; Keren Hajessod, 1926. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 47 pages. 23 cm. Only edition. In German. Title page reads: “Das Palästinawerk: eine Kundgebung deutscher Juden im ehemaligen Herrenhaus zu Berlin, am 4. März 1926: stenographischer Bericht. ” Translates as: “The Palestine Movement: A declaration of German Jews in the former manor house in Berlin on 4 March 1926: Stenographic Report”. Keren Hajessod was established at the World Zionist Conference in London on July 7–24, 1920, and officially declared on December 24, 1920. The resolution adopted called on "the whole Jewish people", Zionists and non-Zionists alike to contribute toward the building of the Land of Israel through Keren Hayesod. Jewish communities throughout the world established local campaigns under the Keren Hayesod umbrella. This stenographic report of a conference discussion includes contributions by Oscar Aquarius, Leo Baeck, Albert Einstein, Alfred Lisser, Gotthold Weil, Julius Magnus, Siegfried Hirsch, Felix Pinner, George Bernard, Kurt Blumenfeld and Oscar Wassermann. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Subjects: Zionism - Germany. Paper wrappers aged, soiled, bumped edges, with torn upper right corner, and staining and tear to lower backstrip. Browning on author’s listing page. Pages water stained at outermost edge, but very clean otherwise. Good + condition. (GER-33-40) (ID #28835) $30.00.
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  278. Landauer, Georg. ZWISCHEN ZWEI REVOLUTIONEN: ZIONISTISCHE BETRACHTUNGEN ZU EINIGEN FRAGEN DER ÜBERGANGSZEIT. Tel Aviv, 1942. 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.
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  280. Nawratzki, Curt. DAS NEUE JÜDISCHE PALÄSTINA. Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1919. 1st Edition. Cloth, Lacks backstrip, paper brown & fragile, Fair Condition.; 8vo; 232 pages; In German. Includes tables & large fold-out map made by the author. 24 cm. Iwan Salomon's copy with his bookplate. (GER-37-33) (ID #8423) $20.00.
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  282. Reinharz, Jehuda. THE GERMAN ZIONIST CHALLENGE TO FAITH IN EMANCIPATION, 1897-1914. Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, 1982. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 32 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Germany, Politics and Government, Zionism. Light wear to cover but still solid. Internal pages are nice and clean; Very good condition. (SPEC23-31) (ID #27444) $50.00. x
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  284. Budde, Karl. DIE FÜNF MEGILLOT: DAS HOHELIED, DAS BUCH RUTH, DIE KLAGELIEDER, DER PREDIGER, DAS BUCH ESTHER. VOLUME 17. ONLY. Freiburg I. B.: Mohr., 1898. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiv, 202 pages. In German. Volume 17 only. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Ruth - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Lamentations - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Esther - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon - commentaries. SERIES: Kurzer Hand-Commentar zum Alten Testament; Abt. 17. A German Protestant, Budde (1850-1933) taught Bible at Bonn, Strasbourg, and Marburg, and, in 1888-89, gave a series of lectures at Harvard. He was devoted to historical criticism; for example, in an early book he attempted to find the original sources for Genesis 1-11. He also investigated the history of Jewish literature, particularly the tradition meters in Hebrew poetry. (EJ, 2007) Covers detached, stamp on title page, pages clean, good condition. (RAB-21-9) (ID #21733) $30.00.
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  286. Holzinger, H. DAS BUCH JOSUA: ERKLÄRT. Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr., 1901. Cloth. 8vo. Xxii, 103 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Joshua - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Joshua - criticism, interpretation, etc. SERIES: Kurzer Hand-Commentar zum Alten Testament; Abt. 6. Ex library. Light water stain in top margin, cover edges dented, good condition. (RAB-21-20) (ID #21744) $30.00.
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  288. Lazarus, L. Rabbiner Dr. DAS BUCH HIOB AUF DER OBERSTUFE DER MITTELSCHULE. Wien, Wien, Der Wochenschrift, 1910. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 15 pages. “Vortrag gehalten in Wien am Verbandstag der israelitischen Religionslebrer an den österreichischen Mittelschulen am 28. Dezember 1909.” “Separatabdruck aus ‘Dr. Blochs Oesterreich. Wochenschrift, ’ Nr. 6 und 7, vom 11. Und 18. Febuar 1910.” No copies on OCLC, nor at JTSA. Lacks original (blank? ) front cover. Spine repaired. Paper brown and fragile as expected, tear to title page with some text affected. Otherwise Good Condition. Very Scarce. (BIBLE-11-1) (ID #20895) $50.00.
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  290. Buttenwieser, Moses. DIE HEBRAISCHE ELIAS APOKALYPSE UND IHRE IN DER APOKALYPTISCHEN LITTERATUR DES RABBINISCHEN SCHRIFTTUMS UND DER KIRCHE. 1. HALFTE. Leipzig, Eduard Pfeiffer, 1897. Cloth, 8vo. 82 Pages. In German. 1st edition. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Buttenwieser (1862–1939), was a Bible scholar. Buttenwieser studied at German universities and then went to the United States, and was appointed professor of biblical exegesis at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, in 1897. He accepted the general approach of the K. H. Graf-J. Wellhausen school, but did not follow it slavishly. He drastically reconstructed the text of Job. (EJ, Bamberger) In fair condition (GER24-21) (ID #25563) $125.00.
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  292. Staerk, W. ARAMAEISCHE URKUNDEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DES JUDENTUMS IM VI UND V JAHRHUNDERT VOR CHR. Bonn: A. Marcus Und E. Weber. 1908. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. In German and Aramaic. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language – texts; Manuscripts, Aramaic; Jews – history – to 70 C. E. -- sources. Series: Kleine texte für vorlesungen und übungen,; 32. Ex library. Spine repaired, top edge of cover has small tear, good- condition. (BIBLE-8-4) (ID #21116) $50.00.
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  294. Geiger, Abraham. URSCHRIFT UND UEBERSETZUNGEN DER BIBEL IN IHRER ABHÄNGIGKEIT VON DER INNERN ENTWICKELUNG DES JUDENTHUMS. Breslau, 1857. Breslau: Julius Hainauer, 1857. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 500 pages. First edition. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Abraham Geiger "was a rabbi, son of an old-established family in Frankfort, one of the leaders of the Reform movement in Judaism, and an outstanding scholar of Wissenschaft des Judentums...Geiger's principal work was Urschrift und Uebersetzungen der Bibel..., in which he correlates the history of the biblical translations with the history of the sects in Israel (particularly the Pharisees and Sadducees). He also supplemented the work with comments, written in a fine rabbinic Hebrew (Ozar Nehmad, 3 (1860), 1-15, 116-21). " (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Bible. O. T. -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, Textual. First edition of the principal work of one of the great leaders of the German reform movement. Ex-library with minimal markings. Attractive modern binding. Damp stain at top edge of first few leaves. Pages heavily foxed. Very Good Condition. (GER-2-14RB) (ID #16500) $200.00.
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  296. Küsel, Melchior; Johann Baptista Croph; Georg Laub. ICONES BIBLICÆ VETERIS ET NOVI TESTAMENTI: FIGUREN BIBLISCHER HISTORIEN ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS [BIBLICAE]. Augustae Vind [Augsburg: A Melchoire Kysel], 1680. (FT) Vellum binding. 4to. 245 leaves. 24 cm. First edition. In Latin and German. Five parts in one volume. Later Vellum with marbled endpages, gilt title on leather on spine, many pages throughout restored and repaired at time of vellum binding. The “Biblical Icons of the Old and New Testament” is engraved with 241 images throughout, except 4 leaves with dedication and a preface by Georgius Laub dated Jan. 1, 1680. Latin and German verses by Johannes Crophius are engraved on each leaf. There are also illustrated half-titles and title pages to each Testament, bordered half-titles to part two and three of the Old Testament and part two of the New Testament, with a concluding leaf for the Old Testament, and a final leaf dated 1679. A few of the engravings are signed: Melchior Küsell sculpsit. Subjects: Bible -- Illustrations. Bible -- Picture Bibles. Illustrated works -- 17th century. Engravings -- Germany -- 17th century. A copy sold at auction in 2011 for 1200 E-U-R. Vellum soiled, binding very steady. Pages restored, but heavily soiled, edges wavy and soiled. Slight wormholing at edge of a few pages. Text crisp, images crisp. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-5-17) (ID #28603) $1,500.00.
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  298. Zunz, Leopold. TORAH NEVI'IM KETUVIM. DIE VIER UND ZWANZIG BÜCHER DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFT: NACH DEM MASORETISCHEN TEXTE. Berlin: Veit. 1838. Cloth. (ft) 8vo. Iv, 815, 14 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- German. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Zunz (1794-1886), born and educated in Germany, was a well-known historian. An heir to European Enlightenment, he was a founded of the idea of the "Science of Judaism. " In that vein, he fruitlessly hoped that Jewish studies would be taught in universities as a regular academic discipline, and that he'd be able to do the teaching. He believed that Jewish literature and learning was part of the broader scope of human affairs, including the sciences, and should not be shut up merely in discussions of religious matters. For his seventieth birthday, a foundation was set up to fund Zunz's and other similar scholarship. He continued to work until 1874, when his wife's death left him seriously depressed. (Glatzer, EJ) Rebound. Edges foxed, stain in fore margin throughout, some corners creased, good condition. Scarce. (SPEC-7-7) (ID #24235) $375.00.
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  300. Jellinek, Adolph. EINLEITUNG IN DIE THORA: FUNF REDEN. Wien, Herzfeld & Bauer, 1866. Cloth, Contemporary Cloth. 8vo. 72 pages. 22 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, "Introduction to the Torah: Five Speeches." CONTENTS: Die doppeltönende Stimme der Thora -- Der Mittelpunkt der Thora. Moses -- Israel -- Einem Volke, aber nicht dem einzelnen Menschen, wird die Thora vorgelegt, aber nicht aufgenötigt. Contemporary rebind, wear to boards, good, solid condition (SPEC32-15) (ID #27756) $50.00.
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  302. Bloch, J. S. STUDIEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DER SAMMLUNG DER ALTHEBRÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Breslau: H. Skutsch. 1876. 8vo. 160 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): German language; Bible O. T. -- canon. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. 12-word inscription by Bloch ("der Verfasser") on title page. Bloch was seen as a "Hercules" against Antisemitism; his history included a stint as torchbearer in the fight against Blood Libel accusations: "A fanatical ultramodernist priest from the Rheinland, Rohling published in1871 his DER TALMUDJUDE...a collection of deliberately corrupted quotations, imaginary statements, and forgeries against the Talmud...Rohling's challenger was Joseph Samuel Bloch who, after repeated sorties against him, published a series of articles in July 1883...in which he branded Rohling a liar and a perjurer. " (Meir Lamed in EJ, 1971, 4: 1104 & Kenneth Scholberg in EJ, 1971, 14: 224). Edgewear throughout, some dampstains along top edge, attractively bound in modern cloth. (GER-15-45) (ID #18824) $200.00.
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  304. Altschüler, Moritz. VIERTELJAHRSSCHRIFT FÜR BIBELKUNDE: TALMUDISCHE UND PATRISTISCHE STUDIEN (YEAR TWO, NUMBER TWO). Berlin; S. Calvary, 1904. Clothbound serial publication. 8vo. [113-228] pages. 24 cm. In German with some Hebrew. Full title: “Vierteljahrsschrift für Bibelkunde: talmudische und patristische Studien unter Mitwirkung von zahlreichen namhaften jüdischen und christlichen Gelehrten. ” Title translates as: “Quarterly Journal of Bible Studies: Talmudic and Patristic Studies with the assistance of numerous distinguished Christian and Jewish scholars. ” The Quarterly journal of bible studies, begun in 1903 and ending in 1909, was the product of various distinguished German protestant, catholic, and Jewish theologians, engaged with the undertaking of scholarly editions of early Hebrew and Aramaic texts, as well as early Jewish History. Rabbi Moritz Altschuler was the general editor, with assistance from Wilhelm Neumann, a professor of theology, and August Wunsche, professor of Oriental Studies. This second issue from the second year of the journal, dated December 1904, contains essays on Jesus’ conflict with the Pharisees, Hebrew songs, etc. Subjects: Theology -- Periodicals. Bible -- Periodicals. Talmud -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Previous owner’s signature on title page, that of “C. G. Montefiore, Esq. ” a former president and vise president of the Jewish Historical Society of England and a financial contributor to the Jews College London. Ex-Libris Jews College Library London with stamp on title page and on backstrip. Covers worn and aged. Pages lightly soiled in margins, with a touch of foxing throughout. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-38-27) (ID #29030) $75.00.
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  306. Beyer, Johann Franz. SAMMLUNG VON LIEDERN DER LIEBE IM GESCHMACKE SALOMO'S. Marburg; Neue Akademische Buchhandlung, 1792. Later Paper Wrappers. 12mo. XII, 120 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew, Arabic, Latin, and Greek. Title translates as: “Collection of Songs of Love in the Style of Solomon. ” “Newly written with accompanying notes by the author. ” The “Collection of Songs of Love in the Style of Solomon” constitutes both a vivid work of poetry, written and updated so as to suit and entertain a “German audience”, as well as serves as a detailed commentary on each section, with various translations from Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic, of the Song of Songs. The volume is parceled into five small separate chapters, with detailed commentary and translation following each of the chapters. The stamp of Michael Freidlander is found on the title page, and one can only assume that Friedlander read this volume in his writing a German Commentary on the Song of Songs: Michael Friedlander was “Principal of Jews' College [from where this volume came], London; born at Jutroschin, Prussia, April 29, 1833. He studied at the universities of Berlin and Halle (Ph. D. 1862), and concurrently with his university studies he read Talmud. Settling in Berlin, he was appointed principal of the Talmud school, which position he resigned in 1865 to accept that of principal of Jews' College, London, in succession to Barnett Abrahams. In 1867 he published a German commentary upon the Song of Songs. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Poetry. Commentary. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Title page shaken, with bumped edges and light stain at bottom corner. All edges bumped, with some corners torn or folded. Pages lightly soiled and lightly foxed throughout, however, pages fresh and text crisp, and overall this book is well preserved. Fair condition. (GER-38-35) (ID #29038) $75.00.
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  308. Fürst, Julius. LIBRORUM SACRORUM VETERIS TESTAMENTI CONCORDANTIAE HEBRAICAE ATQUE CHALDAICAE. Lipsiae [Leipzig]; Sumtibus Et Typis Caroll Tauchnitii, 1840. (FT) Clothbound. Folio. XII, 1428 pages. 36 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, Chaldean, Latin, Greek, Aramaic. Latin title page reads: “Librorum sacrorum Veteris Testamenti concordantiae Hebraicae atque Chaldaicae quibus ad omnia canonis sacri vocabula tum Hebraica tum Chaldaica loci in quibus reperiuntur ad unum omnes certo ordine recensentur: addito lexico linguae sacrae Hebraicae et Chaldaicae duplici uno Neohebraice altero Latine scripto, quo collatis interpretamentis translationibusque antiquissimis vocabulorum origines ac formae historica atque analytical ratione explicantur: adiecta sunt nomenclature. ” Title translates as: “Concordance of Hebrew and Chaldaic in the Sacred Books of the Old Testament. ” This large concordance, compiled by Julius Furst (1805-1873), a German Hebraist and Orientalist. His Concordance is mentioned in the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia as such: “A highly valuable revision of the concordance was undertaken by Julius Fürst. In the Latin preface to his great work (Leipsic, 1840) he described the relation of the latter to Buxtorf's concordance in the following words: "I admit that I have used Buxtorf's concordance as the foundation for my own work; but I may claim that I have not only revised and enlarged Buxtorf's work, but have worked it over to such an extent that I do not hesitate to affix my name to the concordance. I have enriched Buxtorf's work with many additions; adding, for instance, Wolf Heidenheim's manuscript notes contained in his copy of the book, and articles that Buxtorf had omitted. All these additions are in accordance with the advances in philology, and especially in etymology; and in some cases I have followed an entirely new arrangement, founded upon a careful examination of the origin and the form of the words. " Fürst added new material, and made some minor changes, especially by substituting Arabic numbers for the quotations instead of the Hebrew letters. The headings of the articles are entirely new, having been transformed into interesting lexicographical articles in which the etymology and meaning of the root are explained by the aid of comparative philology. Unfortunately, however, Fürst goes too far in applying his theory of the primitive roots of the Semitic languages and of the original relationship of the latter with the Indo-Germanic languages. This theory had been propounded by Fürst's pupil, Franz Delitzsch, in his work "Jesurun" (Grimma, 1838), which was designated as "Prolegomena to Fürst's Concordance of the Old Testament. " Fürst's peculiar views on certain Hebrew roots affected unfortunately the arrangement of the concordance, as he often places a word in a connection in which it would not be sought according to the commonly accepted view; as, for instance, ("blood") under the root ("man"). The work has a number of interesting appendices, including: an etymologic index to the concordance; an alphabetical list of 2, 668 Biblical proper names, with their etymologies, but without reference to the passages; a list of about 600 Phenicio-Punic proper names; an index of Aramaic and Neo-Hebrew words compared in the headings to the articles; an etymological table of Hebrew and Aramaic particles; a systematic view of the noun forms; "Propylæa Masoræ, " a view of the most important topics of the Masorah; a synopsis of the history of the Hebrew language, written in Hebrew; and a comparative glossary of Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and Arabic words. In the "Litteraturblatt" of the periodical "Der Orient, " edited by Fürst, additions and revisions to the concordance repeatedly appeared in the years following 1840. B. Bär issued a new edition of Buxtorf's concordance—in quarto instead of in folio—making use in part of Fürst's work (Stettin, 1862, et seq. ). An English version by B. Davidson appeared in London in 1876.“ Subjects: Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Aramaic. Leather backstrip rubbed. Covers lightly worn, outer edges lightly soiled. Some pages, especially at the beginning, lightly bumped, a handful have chipped edges. However, throughout, this volume is very clean and the pages are fresh. Very good condition. (GER-38-34) (ID #29037) $475.00.
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  310. 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, 1859. 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. Owner Buttenwieser inscribed. Chips to backstrip (spine), pages tanned, otherwise very good condition (GER-37-85) (ID #28740) $100.00.
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  312. Aptowitzer, Victor. KAIN UND ABEL IN DER AGADA, DEN APOKRYPHEN, DER HELLENISTISCHEN, CHRISTLICHEN UND MUHAMMEDANISCHEN LITERATUR. Wien, Leipzig; R. Löwit, 1922. Later Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 184 pages. 23 cm. First Edition. In German, Hebrew, and Greek. Title translates as: Cain and Abel in the Agadah; the Apocrypha, Hellenistic, Christian and Muslim literature. ” Vigdor (Victor) Aptowitzer (March 16, 1871 - December 5, 1942) was a rabbinic and talmudic scholar, professor of Talmud, Bible, Midrash and Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and member of the Mizrachi Zionist movement; he died in Palestine in 1942. Subjects: Cain (Biblical figure). Very light pen and pencil marks scattered throughout, mostly in margins, with some underlining. Covers and endpages lightly soiled. First endpage shaken, with slight tear. Pages fresh otherwise. Very good condition. (GER-33-36) (ID #28831) $75.00.
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  314. Beer, B. (Bernhard). LEBEN ABRAHAM'S NACH AUFFASSUNG DER JUEDISCHEN SAGE MIT ERLAEUTERNDEN ANMERKUNGEN UND NACHWEISUNGEN. Leipzig, O. Leiner, 1859. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, xiii, 215 page pages. 8vo., 215 pages. Lebensgemaelde biblischer personen nach Auffassung der juedischen Sage. "Erlaeuternde Anmerkungen und Nachweisungen" on pages 93]-215. Beer was "the first Jew to give a German sermon in a Dresden Synagogue. " His religious views "were similar to those of his close friend, Zacharias Frankel...Beer was regarded as a mediating influence between the proponents of tradition and those of reform" (EJ 4: 376). Marbled text block. Light foxing to first few pages. Very good condition. (SPEC-27-27) Bound in later boards (original wrappers present), lacks 1 board. (ID #5363) $50.00.
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  316. Bloch, J. S. 1850-1923. (Josef Samuel). STUDIEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DER SAMMLUNG DER ALTHEBRÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Wien, D. Löwry,, 1882. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo. 160 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. German language. Bible O. T. -- canon. Bloch was a "rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. He acquired distinction for his defense of Judaism against the blood libel and was praised by Adolf Jellinek as the "Hercules of the antisemitic Augean stables. " Son of a poor baker in Dukla (east Galicia), Bloch attended yeshivot at Lemberg and Eisenstadt and then the universities of Munich and Zurich. After officiating in provincial communities, he became rabbi of the Vienna suburb of Floridsdorf and a teacher at Jellinek's bet ha-midrash. During the Tisza-Eszlár 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...Bloch was elected in 1884, 1885, and 1891 to the Austrian Parliament from a preponderantly Jewish constituency of Galicia, and was the first parliamentarian to make Jewish affairs his main political concern, regarding himself as an interpreter and defender of Jewish thought to the non-Jewish public...Bloch saw the struggle for Jewish rights as part of the fight for the principle of equality for all nationalities in the empire, which the monarchy would have to recognize in order to exist...For his work in the Jewish cause Bloch was warmly received on visits to the United States in 1912, and again in 1920. During World War I he raised funds on behalf of the Austrian government in neutral countries. He published a compendium of apologetics, Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israeland the Nations, 1927), based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial, and his memoirs Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (1922; My Reminiscences, 1927). He also wrote prolifically on Jewish lore. " (Lamed, EJ, 2007) OCLC lists just 4 copies worldwide. Pages dark but clean and intact. Good + condition. (RAB-45-9) (ID #24697) $100.00.
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  318. Bloch, J. S. 1850-1923. (Josef Samuel). URSPRUNG UND ENTSTEHUNGSZEIT DES BUCHES KOHELET. NEUE UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZU EINER ALTEN FRAGE. [Bamberg] Bamberger Handelsdruckerei,, 1872. Hardcover, 12mo. 152 pages. In German. First Edition. Title in English: Origin and formation of Ecclesiastes. New studies on an old question. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Spine chipped. Endpapers tanned and chipped. Very good condition. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. (RAB-45-2) (ID #24690) $100.00.
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  320. Cassel, Paulus. ZWEITES TARGUM ZUM BUCHE ESTHER: IM VOCALISIRTEN URTEXT MIT SACHLICHEN UND SPRACHLICHEN ERLÄUTERUNGEN. Leipzig; W. Friedrich, 1885. FT) Later Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 74 pages. 22 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew and German. Bound in later black cloth with marbled endpages. Title translates as: “Second Targum of the Book of Esther: the vocalists Original text with professional and linguistic explanations. ” Paulus Stephanus Cassel, “convert to Christianity and missionary to the Jews; born Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; died Dec. 23, 1892, in Friedenau, near Berlin. His father was a sculptor, and his brother David was docent at the Berlin "Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums. " Cassel studied at the gymnasium at Schweidnitz and at the University of Berlin, where he followed with special attention the lectures of Leopold Ranke. In 1849 he edited in Erfurt "Die Constitutionelle Zeitung, " and in 1850-56 "Die Erfurter Zeitung, " in a royalist spirit. He was baptized May 28, 1855, in Buessleben, near Erfurt, and became librarian of the Royal Library and secretary of the Academy in Erfurt in the following year. He remained in Erfurt till 1859. Frederick William IV bestowed the title of professor on Cassel in recognition of his loyal labors. In 1860 he removed to Berlin, where he was a teacher at a gymnasium for a short time, and occupied himself with literary work. In 1866-67 he was a Conservative member of the Prussian Chamber of Deputies. In 1867 Cassel was appointed missionary by the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews, a position which he retained till March, 1891. At the same time (1867) Cassel was assigned to the pastorate of the Christuskirche in Berlin, remaining in service for twenty-four years. In a pamphlet published a short time before his death, he complains of the inconsiderate treatment he had received at the hands of his Christian friends (see "Sendschreiben an Freunde in Deutschland und England über die Christuskirche in Berlin und Ihr Martyrium Durch die London Society, " Berlin, 1891). H. L. Strack confesses that it is not clear what induced Cassel to join the Christian Church, though he contends that Cassel's reasons were obviously not mercenary (see Herzog-Hauck, "Real-Encyc. " iii. 744). Cassel combated anti-Semitism with considerable warmth (in "Wider Heinrich von Treitschke für die Juden, " Berlin, 1880; "Die Antisemiten und die Evangelische Kirche, " 2d ed. Berlin, 1881; "Ahasverus, die Sage vom Ewigen Juden mit einem Kritischen Protest Wider Ed. Von Hartmann und Adolf Stöcker, " Berlin, 1885; also "Der Judengott und Richard Wagner, eine Antwort an die Bayreuther Blätter"). … The original text of the Second Targum Cassel published in "Aus Litteratur und Gesch. " Berlin and Leipsic, 1885: "Zweites Targum zum Buche Esther, im Vocalisierten Urtext mit Sachlichen und Sprachlichen Erläuterungen Herausgegeben. " An English translation by Aaron Bernstein was published in Edinburgh in 1888.” (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). The volume we have is solely that of the “Zweites Targum. ” Subjects: Bible. O. T. Esther -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Original paper wrapper cover and back page aged, covers very lightly soiled. Near fine condition. (GER-33-37) (ID #28832) $75.00.
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  322. Copeland, Robert M. and Nathan Susskind. THE LANGUAGE OF HERZ’S ESTHER: A STUDY IN JUDEO-GERMAN DIALECTOLOGY. The University Of Alabama Press, 1976. Hardcover, 8vo, 439 pages. In Hebrew, German and English. With transliteration, commentary, and lexicology by the editors. Tear to dustjacket. Inscription on inside front cover. Good condition. (Sef-13-2) (ID #24958) $30.00.
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  324. Ehrenpreis, Marcus. PROPHETEN UND GOTTESMANNER; VISIONEN. Berlin, Der Heine-Bund, 1930. 1st German Edition. Cloth, 8vo; 256 pages; Includes 8 plates. Cloth used, but overall very good copy. (GER-39-7) (ID #28766) $20.00.
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  326. Erich Klamroth. DIE WIRTSCHAFTLICHE LAGE UND DAS GEISTIGE LEBEN DER JÜDISCHEN EXULANTEN IN BABYLON. 1912. Königsberg i. P.: Kümmel, 1912 Paper Wrappers, 34 pages. 8vo. Note: (Vollst. Als: Beiträge z. Wissensch. V. Alten Testament. H. 10) Königsberg, Theol. Diss. V. 9. März 1912, Ref. Löhr. (GER-37-27) (ID #9421) $50.00.
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  328. Friedemann, Walter. FISCH UND RING. Berlin; Reuss & Pollack, 1920. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 18 pages. 21 cm. 1st edition. In German. Title translates as: “Fish and Ring. ” This short monograph on the metaphor of fish and rings in the Bible and Talmud and various ‘popular’ manifestations of the usage and understanding of these symbolic forms, was written by Walter Friedemann, a German-Jewish novelist. With authors handwritten dedication from February 1920. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Natl Libr Of Israel). Covers worn and aged, with slight chipping to backstrip and outer edges. Corners bumped; crease-fold in the middle of the publication, resulting in a few page tears along crease in the margins of last few pages. Very good condition. (GER-36-48) (ID #28899) $75.00.
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  330. Fuks, Lajb. DAS ALTJIDDISCHE EPOS MELOKIM-BUK. II: HEBRÄISCHE UND ARAMÄISCHE QUELLEN TEXTKRITISCHER APPARAT UND GLOSSAR [ONLY, OF 2 VOLUMES]. Assen, Van Gorcum, 1965. Cloth. 8vo. 161 pages. 24 cm. In German with some Yiddish and Aramaic. Series: Das Altjiddische Epos Melokim-Buk, 2. Publications of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana 2. Title translates to English as, “The Old Yiddish epic 'Melokim-Buk. " II: Hebrew and Aramaic text, Critical Apparatus and Glossary. ” Melokim-Buk (Mlokhim-Bukh) is a Yiddish religious verse epic by an unknown author, which recounts the monarchy of Solomon and the ancient history of the Hebrews up to the Babylonian Captivity. Inhalt: “Die biblischen Quellen des Melokim-Buk und Ubersicht des Inhalts, ” “Die nachbiblischen hebräischen und aramaischen Quellen des Melokim-Buk, ” “Orthographie, ” “Textvarianten, ” “Textkritische Bemerkungen. ” SUBJECTS: Mlokhim-Bukh. Contains indexes. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Light wear to cover with some scratches and minor staining. Highlighting and margin notes on several pages. Good condition. (HOLO2-49-14). (ID #26321) $30.00. . (GER-37-35) |• Galling, Kurt. BIBLISCHES REALLEXIKON. Tübingen, Mohr, 1937. 1st Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition. A beautiful copy.; 8vo; vi, 647 pages; In German. Handbuch zum Alten Testament. 1. Reihe, 1. Includes 133 illustrations, as well as bibliographies and an index. Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Excellent Reference work. (GER-37-35) (ID #8390) $50.00.
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  332. Golomb, David. SEFER HATORAH W’HATALMUD; PHILOLOGISCHER TRAKTAT ÜBER DIE BIBLISCHE, MISCHNAÍSCH UND TALMUDISCHE SPRACHE, ERFORSCHT NACH EINEM NEUEN SYSTEM DES BAUES UND DER ZUSAMMENSETZUNG DER NOMINA UND VERBA, NEBST BILDUNG NEUER SYNONYMA. Berlin: Verlag Des Verfassers. 1923. Cloth. 8vo. 47, 161, xxviii, 648 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language; Bible – language, style; Mishnah, Talmud; Talmud – hermeneutics. OCLC lists six copies worldwide. Hinges repaired, Good Condtion. (GER-15-30) (ID #18809) $60.00.
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  334. Hans Zucker. UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZUR ORGANISATION DER JUDEN VOM BABYLONISCHEN EXIL BIS ZUM ENDE DES PATRIARCHATS <597 V. CHR. BIS 425 N. CHR.>. 1936. Leipzig: O. Schmidt, 1936 Paper Wrappers, 190 pages. 8vo. Note: Berlin, Phil. Diss. V. 18. Juni 1936. Institutional stamp, Very Good Condition. (GER-37-48) (ID #9411) $50.00. (HOLO2-60-5) |• Hartmann, Anton Theodor. MICHA: NEU ÜBERSETZT UND ERLÄUTERT UND MIT 5 EXKURSEN BEGLEITET. Lemgo, Meyer, 1800. Paper Wrappers with later boards. 12mo. XVI, 278, [3] pages. 1st edition. In German. Title translates to English as, “Micha: Newly Translated and Explained. Accompanied with 5 Digressions. ” “Hartmann (1774-1838) was a German author focusing primarily on the Old Testament and of Oriental languages. ” (EJ) OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Rebound in later, stiff boards. Brief notes from previous owner on inside of covers. Internal pages are lightly soiled with some foxing but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (HOLO2-60-5) (ID #27656) $100.00.
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  336. Hoelscher, Gustav. DAS BUCH HIOB. Tübingen, Mohr, 1952. 2nd Revised Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition.; 102 pages; In German. Handbuch zum Alten Testament 17. Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. No copy listed at Harvard. (GER-37-32) (ID #8303) $50.00.
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  338. International Congress For The History Of Religions (8th Congress, 1955, Rome). LA REGALITA SACRA. CONTRIBUTI AL TEMA DELL' VIII CONGRESSO (ROMA, APRILE 1955) PUBBLICATI COL CONCORSO DELLA GIUNTA CENTRALE PER GLI STUDI STORICI, ROMA - CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CENTRAL THEME OF THE VIIITH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS (ROME, APRIL 1955). Leiden, Brill, 1959. Cloth. Xv, 748 pages. 24 cm. Collection of scholarly articles in English, French, German and Italian. Israel section includes: “General Oriental and Specific Israelite Elements in the Israelite Conception of the Sacral Kingdom” by S. Mowinckel; “King David and the Sons of Saul” by A. S. Kapelrud; “Herrschaftsform und Ichbewusstsein” by J. Hempel; “Das erste Buch des Psalters. Eine Thronbesteigungsfestlitergie” by M. Bic; “Les apports de Psaume CX (vulg. CIX) a l’ideologie royale Israelite” by J. Coppens; “Hasidic Conceptions of Kingship in the Maccabean Period” by M. A. Beek; “The Consecration in the eighth Chapter of Testamentum Levi” by H. Ludin Jansen. Series: Studies in the History of Religions. "Supplements to Numen" 4. SUBJECT(S): Kings and rulers -- Religious aspects. Divine right of kings. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Slightly worn cover. Nice, clean copy with tight binding. Very good condition. (BRILL 5-7) (ID #25909) $70.00.
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  340. Knobel, August Wilhelm. DER PROPHETISMUS DER HEBRAER VOLLSTANDIG DARGESTELLT (TWO VOLUMES IN ONE). Breslau, J. Max Und Komp, 1837. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 volumes in 1, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Prophecy, Biblical. Bumped cover corners. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-15-10) (ID #25829) $100.00.
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  342. Köster, Friedrich. DAS BUCH HIOB UND DER PREDIGER SALOMO'S NACH IHRER STROPHISCHEN ANORDNUNG ÜBERSETZT. Schleswig, 1831. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 142 pages. In German (Black letter script). Copy signed by former owner Dr. Moses Mielziner, the Rabbi and Professor of Talmud at HUC in Cincinnati and charter member of the CCAR. Title in English: “The Book of Job and the Preacher's Solomon. ” Covers fragile and chipped, some pages creased at corners. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) Good condition. (RAB-39-12) (ID #24640) $200.00.
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  344. Leimbach, Karl A. MESSIANISCHE WEISSAGUNGEN DES ALTEN TESTAMENTES. Regensburg, Manz, 1909. 1st Edition. Cloth, Attractively rebound in period cloth. Very Good Condition.; 8vo; VIII, 146 pages; "Populär-wissenschaftlich ausgelegt. " With Imprimatur. Gesamtverzeichnis 1700-1910, LXXXVI. 230. (GER-37-99) (ID #8138) $60.00.
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  346. Nachmias, Josef Ibn. PERUSH AL SEFER MISHLE. KOMMENTAR ZU DEN SPRÜCHEN SALOMOS. Berlin: Druck Von H. Itzkowski. 1970. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiii, 196 pages. In Hebrew. Reprint [1911]. “Le-rabi Yosef be-rabi Yosef ibn Nachmiah; yotse le-‘or ba-pa’am ha-rishonah al pi ketav yad yechidi be-oksford im... He’arot ve-tikunim be-siyua Shemuel Avraham Poznanski; al yede Mosheh Aryeh Bamberger. ” OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Good condition. (GER-15-1) (ID #18781) $50.00.
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  348. Pedersen, Johannes. editor. INSCRIPTIONES SEMITICAE COLLECTIONIS USTINOWIANAE. Oslo, Some Et Sociorum, 1928. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 70 pages. Ill. 24 cm. In German. Series: “Symbolae Osloenses Fasciculi Suppletorii, 2.” A study of a collection ancient Hebrew inscriptions. Includes preface in Latin. SUBJECT (S): Inscriptions, Semitic. Includes bibliographical references. Cover is worn with some discoloration, but all text is clear. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-16). (ID #26859) $40.00.
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  350. Plessner, Salomon. MATERIALIEN FUER TIEFERE EINBLICKE IN DAS ALTE TESTAMENT UND DIE RABBINISCHEN SCHRIFTEN FUER THEOLOGEN UND ISRAELITEN. Berlin, Carl Heymann, 1836. Cloth, Later boards.8vo; 190 pages. In German. "Belehrungen und Erbauungen in Religioesn Vortraegen zunaechst fuer Israeliten...Erster Jahrgang Erster Band. "Pages foxed, substantial wear to boards but very solid. Good Condition. (SPEC23-7) (ID #4920) $150.00.
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  352. Reventlow, Henning, Graf. WÄCHTER ÜBER ISRAEL: EZECHIEL UND SEINE TRADITION. Berlin, A. Topelmann, 1962. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Ex-library with usual marks, otherwise Very Good Condition; 172 pages; In German. 25 cm. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentlich e Wissenschaft, 82 Revised version of the author's Habilitationsschrift, Kiel. Includes bibliographical references on pages 169-172. (GER-39-3) (ID #8268) $30.00.
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  354. Rosmarin, Aaron (Rozmarin, Aharon). MOSES IM LICHTE DER AGADA. New York, The Goldblatt Publishing Co. 1932. 1st Edition. Cloth, Lacks front blank endpaper, otherwise Very Good Condition.; 8vo; 157 pages; In German. 23 cm. Includes "Literaturverzeichnis" on pages 7-14 and "Bibliograhie" on pages 151-152. (GER-37-15) (ID #8432) $40.00. x
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  356. Rudolph, Wilhelm. JEREMIA. Tübingen, Mohr, 1958. 2nd Revised Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition; Large 8vo; XXIV, 301 pages; In German. Handbuch zum Alten Testament Reihe 1, 12. Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. (GER-37-34) (ID #8300) $50.00.
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  358. Rüthy, Albert Emil. Die Pflanze Und Ihre Teile Im Biblisch-Hebräischen Sprachgebrauch. Bern; A. Francke A. -G., 1942. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 82 pages.24 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Holocaust-era imprint. Title translates as: “The plant and its components in biblical Hebrew language. ” Albert Emil Rüthy (1901-1980), studied theology and Semitic languages at Bern, Leipzig and Basel, where in 1940 he received a doctorate in philosophy. In 1924 he was ordained a catholic priest. First a curate in Biel and Bern, and then pastor in Kaiseraugst, in the years 1929-1938, pastor at St. Immer in the years 1938-1941 and in the years 1941-1951 at Bern. Since 1940 Associate Professor and from 1951 to 1971 Professor of Old Testament knowledge and liturgy in the Christian Theological Faculty of the University of Bern. In the years 1958-1959 he was rector of the University. He died in Bern. Subjects: Hebrew language - vocabulary - Individual words. Plants - Bible. Plant Names - Hebrew. Bible - plants. Covers lightly soiled, edges bumped. Covers starting. Pages clean, with very light aging. Very good condition. (GER-33-44) (ID #28839) $30.00.
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  360. Sabottka, Liudger. ZEPHANJA: VERSUCH EINER NEUÜBERSETZUNG MIT PHILOLOGISCHEM KOMMENTAR. Rome, 1972. Rom: Biblical Institute Press, 1972. Paperback, 8vo, xix, 177 pages, 25 cm. Added title: Bible. O. T. Zephaniah. German. Sabottka. 1972. Series: Biblica et orientalia; Sacra Scriptura antiquitatibus orientalibus illustrata, 25. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 149-156. Subjects: Bible. -- O. T. -- Zephaniah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. -- O. T. -- Zephaniah -- Language, style. Ex library copy with usual marks. Good condition. (BIBLE-12-6) (ID #10935) $40.00.
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  362. Soloweitschik, Max. DIE WELT DER BIBEL: EIN BILDERATLAS ZUR GESCHICHTE UND KULTUR DES BIBLISCHEN ZEITALTERS. Berlin: Judischer Verlag, 1926. Hardcover, 240 pages, 4 leaves of plates, illustrated, some color, colored maps, 29 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Antiquities. Bible. O. T. -- History of contemporary events. Translation of: Sekhiyot ha-Mikra. Includes bibliographical references on pages 235-236 and index. Wear to cover binding. Bumped cover corners and spine edges. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-8-3) (ID #25670) $30.00.
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  364. Wagner, Volker. RECHTSSÄTZE IN GEBUNDENER SPRACHE UND RECHTSSATZREIHEN IM ISRAELITISCHEN RECHT. EIN BEITRAG ZUR GATTUNGSFORSCHUNG. Berlin, New York, De Gruyter, 1969. 1st Edition. Cloth, Ex-library with usual marks, otherwise Very Good Condition.; 72 pages; In German. 24 cm. Beiheft zur Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 127. Originally presented as the author's thesis, Leipzig, 1968. Bibliography on pages 70-72. (GER-39-2) (ID #8275) $45.00.
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  366. Fuchs, Leo. DIE JUDEN AEGYPTENS IN PTOLEMÄISCHER UND RÖMISCHER ZEIT. Wien, 1924. Vienna: M. Rath, 1924. Half cloth; 8vo. Xx, 156 pages. Gilt titles. In German. First edition. Series: Veröffentlichungen der Dr. A. S. Bettelheim Memorial Foundation. Bibliographical annotations; bibliography at end. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Egypt. Jews -- History. Wrappers bound in. Archival repair to front wrapper. Stamped "B[oaz] Cohen" on verso of title page. Cohen was an American rabbinic scholar who taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary; he was "one of the first American-educated scholars to make significant contributions to the scientific study of rabbinic literature. His Kunteres ha-Teshuvot (1930), an annotated bibliography of the rabbinic responsa of the Middle Ages, was one of the first attempts to classify and describe the responsa literature and has remained a standard reference work. " (EJ) Front and back cover chipped, otherwise very good condition. (GER-39-6) (ID #28762) $75.00.
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  368. Graetz, Heinrich. GNOSTICISMUS UND JUDENTHUM. Krotoschin; B. L. Monasch, 1846. Clothbound. 8vo. VII, 132 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with Greek and Hebrew. Title translates as ”Gnosticism and Judaism. ” Professor Heinrich Hirsch Graetz (1817-1891) was born in Posen and died in Munich, he was a renowned historian and exegete, and a strong champion of orthodox Judasism: “At that time the controversy between Orthodoxy and Reform was at its height, and Graetz, true to the principles which he had imbibed from Samson Raphael Hirsch, began his literary career by contributions to the "Orient, " edited by Julius Fürst, in which he severely criticized the Reform party, as well as Geiger's text-book of the Mishnah ("Orient, " 1844). These contributions and his championship of the Conservative cause during the time of the rabbinical conferences made him popular with the Orthodox party. This was especially the case when he agitated for a vote of confidence to be given to Zacharias Frankel after he had left the Frankfort conference because of the stand which the majority had taken on the question of the Hebrew language. After Graetz had obtained his degree of Ph. D. From the University of Jena (his dissertation being "De Auctoritate et Vi Quam Gnosis in Judaismum Habuerit, " 1845; published a year later under the title "Gnosticismus und Judenthum"), he was made principal of a religious school founded by the Conservatives. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) This volume was printed and published by a famous 19th century Hebrew press in Krotoschin, in Poland: “Krotoschin, like Posen, Lissa, and Kalisz, was one of the leading communities of Great Poland, sending representatives to the general synod of Great Poland and to the Council of Four Lands. In a document dated 1773 it is called an "important community, with many sages and men learned in the Law. " … In 1833 a Hebrew printing-press was founded, which has issued a large number of works. This community has numbered among its members many prominent scholars and writers, authors of sermons and of halakic and haggadic novellæ, commentators on the Bible, patrons of Jewish science, grammarians, bibliographers, and printers. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Gnosticism. Talmud -- Theology. Sefer Yezirah. Binding repaired, covers worn. Pages clean, but aged and foxed. Light stain on bottom of title page through first five pages. Fair condition. Important (GER-38-30) (ID #29033) $150.00.
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  370. Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen. URCHRISTENTUM. Berlin, E. Reiss, 1927. 1st Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition; 8vo; 149 pages (GER-37-71) (ID #4368) $40.00.
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  372. Brucklmeier, Max. BEITRAGE ZUR RECHTLICHEN STELLUNG DER JUDEN IM ROMISCHEN REICH. 1939. Paper Wrappers, Speyer, Pilger-Druckerei, 1939. xi, 66 pages. 1 l. 23 cm "Lebenslauf". "Literaturnachwe is": pages v-viii. Inaug. -diss. --Munchen. (GER-37-52) (ID #9378) $65.00.
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  374. Friedländer, Moriz. DIE RELIGIÖSEN BEWEGUNGEN INNERHALB DES JUDENTUMS IM ZEITALTER JESU. Berlin; Reimer, 1905. FT) Clothbound. 8vo. XXX, 380 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Later decoarative paper boards and cloth over original paper wrappers. Title roughly translates to: “The religious movements within Judaism in the Age of Jesus. ” A study of the development and influence of apocalyptic, Essene, and Am-haaretz movements in Palestinian Judaism of the Sibylline. Moritz Friedländer, 1844-1919, was a Galician born theologian and later secretary of the Baron de Hirsch Fund whose liberal views prevented him from a rabbinical career. Subjects: Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Am Ha'arets. Judentum. Christentum. Edges lightly worn and soiled. Original paper wrappers and title page lightly foxed, some soiling in margins of a few of the first few pages, clean and crisp throughout. Near fine condition. (GER-33-5) (ID #28801) $30.00.
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  376. Joël, M. (Manuel). BLICKE IN DIE RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE ZU ANFANG DES ZWEITEN CHRISTLICHEN JAHRHUNDERTS: I. DER TALMUD UND DIE GRIECHISCHE SPRACHE. Breslau, 1880. Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1880. 1st edition. Cloth, 12mo, 177 pages, 18 cm. Subjects: Talmud. Judaism -- Relations -- Greek. Includes colored endpapers and marbled edges. Ex library copy with usual marks. Good condition. (RAB-54-9) (ID #11021) $75.00.
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  378. Joseph, Ha-Kohen, and M[eïr] Wiener. EMEK HABACHA VON R. JOSEPH HA COHEN. AUS DEM HEBRÄISCHEN INS DEUTSCHE ÜBERTRAGEN, MIT EINEM VORWORTE, NOTEN UND REGISTERN VERSCHEN UND MIT HEBRÄISCHEN HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN BEILAGEN BEREICHERT. Leipzig, 1858. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1858. Three quarter leather; 8vo. Xiv, 226, xxvi, [25] pages. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Bibliographical annotations. Addenda and indices at end. " 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. Backstrip missing, binding tight; slight wear to leather. Previous owner's signature on title page. Text clean. Very Good condition. (GER-8-6) (ID #16810) $125.00.
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  380. Unnik, W. C. Van (Willem Cornelis Van). FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS ALS HISTORISCHER SCHRIFTSTELLER. Heidelberg, Schneider, 1978. 1st Edition Thus. Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition; 8vo; 67 pages; 24 cm. Franz Delitzsch Vorlesungen; Neue Folge, 1972. Includes bibliographical references. Guido Kisch's copy. (GER-37-42) (ID #7995) $35.00.
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  382. Mandelstamm, Leon (1819-1889). HORAE TALMUDICAE. Complete in 2 volumes. Berlin, Friedländersche Buchdruckerei, 1860. Cloth. 8vo, 48, 48 pages. 23 cm. vol I in German, Vol. II in English (!),Series: Thalmudische Studien Nr 2. Contents: Teil 1: Reform im Judenthum. Teil 2: Rabbi Joshua ben Hanania. "Eine Diskussion über Judenthum und Christenthum, aus dem Anfange des zweiten Jahrhunderts der christlichen Aera." SUBJECT(S) Judaism. Joshua ben Hananiah, 1st cent. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, Yale, Yeshiva, JNUL), none in the US outside the Northeast. Attractively bound in modern boards. Old stamps of the "Eigenthum des Jüdisch-Theol: Seminars zu Breslau" on the half-titles. Some old foxing and staining, Very Good Condition. A scarce title. (HEB-19-17) (ID #17013) $325.00.
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  384. Meyer, Eduard. DER PAPYRUSFUND VON ELEPHANTINE: DOKUMENTE EINER JÜDISCHEN GEMEINDE AUS DER PERSERZEIT UND DAS ÄLTESTE ERHALTENE BUCH DER WELTLITERATUR. Leipzig, J. C. Hinrichs, 1912. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 128 pages. 22 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “The Discovery of the Elephantine Papyri: Documents of a Jewish Community from the Persian Period and the Oldest Surviving Book in World Literature. ” SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri). Jews -- History -- To 70 A. D. Geschichte. Judentum. Papyrus. Genre/Form: Papyrusfund. Geographic: Elephantine (Egypt) -- Antiquities. Elephantine. Includes bibliographical references. Underlining and margin notes on a few pages, but mostly a nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SEF37-22) (ID #28481) $30.00.
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  386. Perles, F. BOUSSET’S RELIGION DES JUDENTUMS: IM NEUTESTAMENTLICHEN ZEITALTER KRITISCH UNTERSUCHT. Berlin: W. Peiser, 1903. Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 133 pages, 24 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History. Die Religion des Judentums im neutestamentlichen Zeitalter (Bousset). Title Subject: Talmud. Lightly bumped corners. Light staining to title page. Excellent condition. (Heb-14-1) (ID #25809) $30.00.
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  388. Salvador, Joseph; Ludwig Eichler. GESCHICHTE DER RÖMERHERRSCHAFT IN JUDÄA UND DER ZERSTÖRUNG JERUSALEMS. Bremen; F. Schlodtmann, 1847. Clothbound. 8vo. XI, 444, VII, 483 pages. 22 cm. First edition. 2 Volumes in one. In German, with Latin. Later half-leather and cloth binding. With four maps of ancient Judea. Title translates as: “History of Roman rule in Judea and the destruction of Jerusalem. ” This tome on the history of Judea under Roman rule is a translation done by Ludwig Eichler from the French edition published in 1846: "Histoire de la Domination Romaine en Judée et de la Ruine de Jérusalem". The author, Joseph Salvador, was a “French historian; born at Montpellier Jan. 5, 1796; died March 17, 1873, at Versailles; buried, at his own request, in the Protestant cemetery of Le Vigan, near Montpellier, in his brother's family vault, the rabbi of Nîmes officiating. Salvador's paternal ancestors, who, according to family traditions, were descendants of the Maccabees, the saviors of Israel—the name "Salvador" meaning "savior"—emigrated from Africa to Spain in the ninth century, and fled from the latter country, to escape the Inquisition, in the fifteenth century, finding a refuge in France. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia. ) He studied medicine, but devoted his life to writing histories; “in his work on the fall of Jerusalem Salvador deals with his subject from the point of view of universal history, and regards the destruction of the Temple as a necessary stage in the spread among the peoples of what he would call the Christian form of Judaism. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Backstrip absent from later cloth binding; a portion of book repair tape covers a portion of the cover. Worn edges of cover. Title page soiled and foxed. Internal pages very clean and in excellent condition, though lightly foxed throughout. Very good condition. (GER-36-23) (ID #28874) $100.00.
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  390. Wahrmann, Nahum. UNTERSUCHUNGEN ÜBER DIE STELLUNG DER FRAU IM JUDENTUM IM ZEITALTER DER TANNAITEN. HEFT 1 [ONLY]: DAS ERMITTLUNGSVERFAHREN GEGEN EINE DES EHEBRUCHS VERDÄCHTIGTE. Breslau, L. & H. Marcus, 1933. 1st Edition (?). Paper Wrappers, Paper & binding very good.; 8vo; 54 pages; 22 cm. Heft 1 only. Das Ermittlungsverfahren gegen eine des Ehebruchs verdachtigte. An expansion of the author's thesis (doctoral-L udwigs Universitat, Giessen, 1926) presented under title: Das Sotaverfahren im IV. Mose 5, 11-31 in der tannaitischen Literatur. Bibliography: v. 1, vii-viii. Guido Kisch's copy (GR-2-23) (ID #6364) $50.00.
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  392. Weinrich, William C. editor. THE NEW TESTAMENT AGE: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF BO REICKE. Macon, GA. Mercer, 1984. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 2 volumes. Xiii, 579 pages. 24 cm. In English, French and German. SUBJECT (S): Nieuwe Testament. Reicke, Bo, 1914-1987. Bible. N. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bibliography: vol 2, pages [553]-560. Very good condition. (FEST1-62). Xx (ID #27394) $25.00.
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  394. Zucker, Hans. STUDIEN ZUR JÜDISCHEN SELBSTVERWALTUNG IM ALTERTUM. Berlin: Schocken. 1936. Half cloth. 8vo. 199 pages. In German. First edition. Nazi-era imprint. SUBJECT (S): Jews –history – 586 B. C. -70 A. D.; Jews – history – 70-638; Jews – politics and government. Beautiful condition, in very good cardboard slipcase. With original publishers advertisement laid in. (GERN-6-1) (ID #26756) $100.00.
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  396. AMUDE HA- ‘AVODAH: RESHIMAT RASHE HA-PAYTANIM U-ME’AT MI TOLDOTEHEM AL SEDAR ALFA BETA ‘IM MISPAR PIYUTEHEM HA-NIMTSAIM BE SIFRE TEFILOT. Berlin: Bernstein, 1857. Hardback, (FT) 8vo. 130 Pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hymn writers. Piyutim. In very good condition (GER24-22) (ID #28751) $125.00.
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  398. Bacher, Wilhelm. TRADITION UND TRADENTEN IN DEN SCHULEN PALÄSTINAS UND BABYLONIENS: STUDIEN UND MATERIALIEN ZUR ENTSTEHUNGSGESCHICHTE DES TALMUDS. Leipzig, Buchhandlung Gustav Fock G.m.b.H., 1914. Hardcover, 8vo, Later Cloth. 8vo. 704 pages. In German. A compilation of studies and materials about the history of the Talmud. Title translates to English as, "Tradition and Narrators in the Schools of Babylonia and Palästinas: Studies and Materials about the History of the Talmud." SUBJECT(S): Tradition (Judaism) Talmoed. Tannaïm. Amoraïm. Traditiegeschiedenis. Tradition (Judaïsme) Entstehung. Geschichte. Title Subject: Talmud -- History. Talmud -- Methodology. Talmud -- Histoire. Talmud. Edited by L. Blau and "Register" (pages 627-704) by M. Guttmann. Includes bibliographical references. Nice, clean copy in Very Good condition. (SPEC32-21) (ID #27766) $125.00.
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  400. Haarbrücker, Th. RABBI TANCHUM JERUSCHALMI. ARABISCHER COMMENTAR ZUM BUCHE JOSUA. Berlin, Gedruckt Bei Rosenthal & Co. 1862. Bound in later wrappers. 8vo. Iv, 40 pages. In Arabic with a foreword in German. Title translates to English as, “Rabbi Tanhum Yerushalmi. Arabic Commentaries on the Book of Joshua. ” SUBJECT (S): Jewish literature -- History and criticism. Series: “Wissenschaftliche Blatter aus der Veitel Heine Ephraim Schen Lehranstalt (Bet ha-Midrasch) In Berlin [Erste Sammlung] – “Scientific Pages from Veitel Heine Ephraim's School (Beth ha-Midrash) in Berlin. Very Good Condition. (GER-32-29) (ID #28906) $125.00.
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  402. Lebrecht, F. HANDSCHRIFTEN DES BABYLONISCHEN TALMUD. Berlin, Gedruckt Bei Rosenthal & Co. 1862. Bound in later wrappers. 8vo. Pages. 23 cm. Viii, 114 pages. In German with some Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “Manuscripts of the Babylonian Talmud. ” SUBJECT (S): Jewish literature -- History and criticism. Series: “Wissenschaftliche Blaetter aus der Veitel Heine Ephraim Schen Lehranstalt (Bet ha-Midrasch) In Berlin [Erste Sammlung] – “Scientific Pages from Veitel Heine Ephraim's School (Beth ha-Midrash) in Berlin. Very Good Condition. (GER-32-10) (ID #28909) $135.00.
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  404. Lebrecht, Fürchtegott. KRITISCHE LESE VERBESSERTER LESARTEN UND ERKLARUNGEN ZUM TALMUD. Berlin, Peiser, 1864. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. X, 54 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Improved Critical Readings and Explanations About the Talmud. ” CONTENTS: Fürstensohn oder schwestersohn. --Selbstcensur. --Traum und deutung. --Sterndeutung. --Schrift oder wort am meer, oder strom--Der sohn Sirachs. --Erfolg der frugalität. --Götzenbild und hallel. --Das starke el. --R. Jochanan-Herkules. —Anhang. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide, none in the US. Pages darkened, but all text is clear and paper is not fragile. Good+ condition. (GER-32-14) (ID #28783) $100.00.
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  406. Lichtenstaedter, Siegfried. SCHACHRTFRAGE UND JÜDISCHE SPEISEGESETZE. OFFENE WORTE AN SCHACHTGEGNER UND JUDEN. Leipzig, Gustav Engel, 1927. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 29 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Halacha. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Small wormholes on back cover and several pages, but no loss of text. Some sunning to cover, institutional stamp, but still nice. Very Good Condition. (GER-32-20) (ID #28789) $100.00.
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  408. Zerahyah, Ha-Yevani, 14th Cent. Jacob Ben Meir Tam, 1100-1171. SEFER HA-YASHAR HA-MEYUHAS LE-RABENU TAM. Frankfurt Am Main: I. Kauffmann,, 1850. Period Quarter leather over boards, 12mo, 200 pages. 21 cm. In Hebrew & Judeo-German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Added title page in Judeo-German. Erroneously ascribed to Jacob b. Meir Tam. “...ve-turgam Ashkenazit Al yede Ayzikh Koyfman. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (NYPL, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Toronto, British Library). Stamp of Ets Hayim Library in Amsterdam on title page. Spine repair, Good+ Condition. (HEB-45-5) (ID #28955) $175.00.
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  410. Bloch, M. DIE ETHIK IN DER HALACHA. Budapest: Buchdruckerei Des Athenaeum,, 1886. Hardcover, 96, 37 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In German. Series: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest fur das Schuljahr; 1885-86; SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Tradition (Judaism). Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Browning of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-6) (ID #24160) $40.00. (RAB-54-8) |• Epstein, J. N. DER GAONAISCHE KOMMENTAR ZUR ORDNUNG TOHOROTH: EINE KRITISCHE EINLEITUNG ZU DEM R. HAI GAON ZUGESCHRIEBENEN KOMMENTAR. Berlin: Mayer & Muller,, 1915. Hardcover, vi, 160 pages, 8vo, 25 cm. In German. Boaz Cohen’s copy with his signature on title page. Notes on inside cover. SUBJECT (S): Geonic literature -- History and criticism. Named Person: Hai ben Sherira, 939-1038. Title Subject: Mishnah. Tohorot (Order) -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references. Wear to binding. Wear to edges of cover and folding. Otherwise, good condition. (RAB-54-8) (ID #28761) $30.00. xx
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  412. Fürstenthal, R. J. RABBINISCHE ANTHOLOGIE: ODER SAMMLUNG VON ERZÄHLUNGEN, SPRICHWÖRTERN, WEISHEITSREGELN, LEHREN UND MEINUNGEN DER ALTER HEBRÄER; EIN UNTERHALTENDES UND ZUGLEICH BELEHRENDES BUCH FÜR JEDERMANN; AUS DEN QUELLEN ENTNOMMEN, ÜBERFEST UND ERLÄUTERT UND MIT DEN NÖTHIGEN REGISTERN VERFEHEN. Breslau, 1834. Breslau: M. Friedländer, 1834. 12mo. Xvi, 382 pages. In German. Indices; errata. Fürstenthal was a German poet, translator, and writer, known chiefly for his translations from Hebrew to German of liturgical works, and for his poems on Hebrew nationalism. (JE) SUBJECT(S): Proverbs, Hebrew. Aphorisms and apothegms. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Solomon Grayzel's copy; Stamped "Grayzel" on front flyleaf (Solomon Grayzel, scholar, professor at Gratz College and then Dropsie College, and editor-in-chief of the JPS). Lacks covers. Usual age staining. Ink blot on outer edge of last 75 leaves, not affecting text. Binding tight; text in very good condition. (GER-3-4) (ID #16510) $135.00.
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  414. Ginzberg, Louis. EINE UNBEKANNTE JUDISCHE SEKTE. ERSTER TEIL. New York: Im Selbstverlage Des Verfasers,, 1922. Hardcover, 8vo. x, 384 pages. In German. Boaz Cohen’s copy, with ownership signature. Title in English: An Unknown Jewish Sect. SUBJECT (S): Zadokite documents. “An early study of the Zadokite Fragment from the Genizah which later turned out to be one of the Dead Sea Scrolls” Ginzberg was “one of the outstanding Talmud scholars of the first half of the 20th century; leader and the major halakhic authority of the Conservative movement in North America. Born in Kovno, Lithuania, Ginzberg received a typical East European Jewish education: private tutors, four years of study at the Telz and Slobodka yeshivot, and academic studies at three German universities. After studying with Noeldeke at Strassburg, he received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg in 1898 for his study of the midrashim quoted by the Church Fathers. Ginzberg was a direct descendant (sixth generation) of Abraham, brother of Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna…Ginzberg's father and mother were extremely pious Jews and even though he became more liberal when he left home at age 15, he remained an observant Jew for the rest of his life. Nonetheless, he was plagued until his death by a certain ambivalence about following the path of Wissenschaft des Judentums. Ginzberg was a brilliant polymath, "a walking encyclopedia. " He knew most of the Bible by heart at age seven and had mastered much of rabbinic literature by age 14. His magnum opus, The Legends of the Jews, contains 36, 000 references which Ginzberg kept in his head. In addition to rabbinics, Ginzberg was an expert in philosophy, Kabbalah, and mathematics and he knew at least 12 languages. ” (Golinkin, EJ, 2007) Ex-library with institutional stamp. Spine repaired with black cloth tape. Chips and tears to title page, first and last few pages. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Danish National Library Royal Library of Denmark, JTS, and Spertus) Good condition. Scarce and important. (RAB-43-7) (ID #24760) $200.00.
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  416. Levi, Giuseppe and Ludwig Seligmann. PARABELN, LEGENDEN UND GEDANKEN AUS THALMUD UND MIDRASCH. Leipzig: Leiner, 1863. Cloth, xiii, 400 pages, 8vo. In German. Series: Schriften-- herausgegeben vom Institute zur Forderung der Israelitischen Literatur; 8. 1862/1863. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Universitatsbibliothek Hamburg, Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin, Forschungsbibliothek Erfurt). Solomon Grayzel's copy with signature. Wear to binding. Stained pages. Ex-library. Wear to edges and cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (RAB-34-2) (ID #21785) $75.00.
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  418. Lewy, J. EIN WORT ÜBER DIE "MECHILTA DES R. SIMON". Breslau,, 1889. Cloth, 40 pages, 8vo. In German. Lewy (1841-1917) "studied at the Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary. At the opening of the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentum in Berlin in 1872, he became its lecturer in Talmud. In 1883 he returned to the Breslau Seminary in the same capacity and as Seminarrabbiner. Apart from his erudition in all branches of Jewish and general scholarship, Lewy brought a keen analytical sense and conjectural brilliance to the field of talmudical studies. He combined this freedom of enquiry with deep piety and strict observance. Lewy's scholarly output is relatively small in quantity, but terse in style and free of polemics. It mainly appeared in the annual reports of the Hochschule and the Breslau seminary. " (Rothschild in EJ, 2007). From library of Shalom Spiegel with bookplate. Series: Jahresbericht des Jüdisch-theologischen Seminars "Fraenckel'scher Stiftung". Good Condition. Wear and tear on cover and binding. Includes one page membership list with many names. (RAB-1-19) (ID #21670) $75.00.
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  420. Schröter, Dr. Robert . TESHUVOT DUNASH HA-LEVI BEN LABRAT, AL RABI SEADYAH [SAADYA] GA'ON = KRITIK DES DUNASCH BEN LABRAT. ERSTES HEFT. Breslau, Schletter'sche Buchhandlung, 1866. (FT) Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 63 pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew with preface and notes in German. Subtitle: "u¨ber einzelne Stellen aus Saadia's arabischer Uebersetzung des A. T. Und aus dessen grammatischen Schriften, nach einem Codex des S. D. Luzzatto. Zum ersten Male hrsg. Und mit kritischen Anmerkungen versehen von Robert Schro¨ter. " Title translates to English as, "Criticism of Dunash ben Labrat about individual passages from Saadia's Arabic translation of the AT and from its grammatical writings, according to a Code of SD Luzzatto. Ed for the first time. And with critical notes by Robert Schröter. " SUBJECT(S): Sa’adia ben Joseph, 880-942. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Lacks covers and backstrip. Internal pages wavy from water exposure with light staining throughout, but all text is clear. Good condition. (GER-32-1) (ID #28772) $125.00. (K-MX-1-8) |• Kisch, Guido. THE JEWS IN MEDIEVAL GERMANY; A STUDY OF THEIR LEGAL AND SOCIAL STATUS. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1949. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth, 8vo; xv, 655 pages; 24 cm. Bibliography on pages 565-605. First edition. Kisch received the I. Hirschfield award for "Best non-fiction work on Jewish history" for this work. Hinge repair. Tears to corners of cover, binding, and top section of jacket. (K-Mx-1-8) (ID #21396) $50.00.
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  422. Dukes, Leopold. MOSES BEN ESRA AUS GRANADA: DARSTELLUNG SEINES LEBENS UND LITERARISCHEN WIRKENS, NEBST HEBRÄISCHEN BEYLAGEN UND DEUTSCHEN UBERSETZUNGEN. Altona; Gedruckt Bei Gebrüder Bonn, 1839. Later wrappers. 12mo. VI, [2], 115, [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “Moses ben Ezra, of Granada: Account of his Life and Literary Activity, along with Hebrew and German translations. ” The translations include the works: "Tarshish" and "Diwan. " "Dukes spent about 20 years in England, and from his researches in the Bodleian library and the British Museum (which contain two of the most valuable Hebrew libraries in the world) Dukes was able to complete the work of Leopold Zunz. The most popular work of Dukes was his Rabbinische Blumenlese (1844), in which he collected the rabbinic proverbs and illustrated them from the gnomic literatures of other peoples. Dukes made many contributions to philology, but his best work was connected with the medieval Hebrew poetry, especially Ibn Gabirol" (Wikipedia 2012). Moses ibn Ezra was a “Spanish philosopher, linguist, and poet; born at Granada about 1070; (died after 1138); relative of Abraham ibn Ezra and pupil of Isaac ibn Ghayyat. … He was a distinguished philosopher, an able linguist, and, above all, a powerful poet, of whom Judah al-Harizi said: "Moses ibn Ezra draws pearls from the well of thought" … Ibn Ezra was an unrivaled master of the Hebrew language. His poetical productions, both sacred and secular, are distinguished by their beauty of form and style, and were, according to Al-Harizi ("Tahkemoni, " iii. ), preferred by poets even to those of Judah ha-Levi and Abraham ibn Ezra. Ibn Ezra's secular poems are contained in two works: in the "Tarshish" (so called on account of the 1, 210 lines it comprised), or "'Anah. " (Arabic title "Zahr al-Riyah"), and in the first part of his "Diwan. " The "Tarshish" is divided into ten chapters, each of which contains in order the twenty-two letters of the alphabet. It is written in the Arabic style of poetry termed "tajnis, " which consists in the repetition of words in every stanza, but with a different meaning in each repetition. The first chapter is dedicated to a certain Abraham (certainly not Abraham ibn Ezra), whose merits he exalts in Oriental fashion. In the nine remaining chapters are discussed: (ch. Ii. ) wine, love, and song; (iii. ) the beauty of country life; (iv. v. ) love-sickness and the separation of lovers; (vi. ) unfaithful friends; (vii. ) old age; (viii. ) vicissitudes of fortune, and death; (ix. ) confidence in God; (x. ) the glory of poetry. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopeda) Subjects: Biography. Ibn Ezra, Moses, ca. 1060-ca. 1139. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- History and criticism. Foxing throughout, with light soiling on title page. All text clear. Good condition. (GER-40-15) (ID #29070) $175.00.
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  424. Dukes, Leopold. ZUR KENNTNISS DER NEUHEBRÄISCHEN RELIGIÖSEN POESIE: EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATURGESCHICHTE, NEBST HEBRÄISCHEN BEILAGEN. Frankfurt Am Main; Bach'sche Buch Und Steindruckerei, 1842. Later wrappers. 12mo. VII, 175, [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “Towards the Knowledge of Modern Hebrew Religious Poetry: a Contribution to Literary History, together with Hebrew Inserts. ” This volume serves as a comprehensive survey of modern Hebrew poetry and grammatical innovations, with a selections of Hebrew poems. Leopold Dukes was a “Hungarian historian of Jewish literature; born at Presburg, Hungary, 1810; died at Vienna Aug. 3, 1891. He studied Talmudical literature in the yeshibah of Moses Sofer, rabbi of Presburg; but his passion for Biblical studies, which found no sympathy in his native town, led him to the yeshibah of Wörzburg, where he also devoted himself to the acquisition of a secular education. After a prolonged stay at Wörzburg he returned home; but displeased with the manners of his fellow citizens, and impelled by a thirst for knowledge, he visited the principal European cities in which there were libraries containing Hebrew manuscripts. He lived successively at Munich, Tübingen, Hanover, Hamburg, Paris, Leipsic, Oxford, and then spent about twenty years in London. Dukes was an original character, a fact due probably to his solitary life and privations. His scholarship was extensive and exact, and his works cover the fields of exegesis, Haggadah, grammar, Masorah, the history of literature, ethics, and poetry. In all of these he made many ingenious and important discoveries; and his books became indispensable supplements to those of Zunz, Rapoport, and Krochmal. ” Dukes made many contributions to philology, but his best work was connected with the medieval Hebrew poetry (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- History and criticism. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew. Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Ex-libris Jews College Library London. Foxed throughout, lightly soiled, text legible. Good condition. (GER-40-14) (ID #29069) $75.00.
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  426. Dukes, Leopold. SALOMO BEN GABIROL AUS MALAGA UND DIE ETHINSCHEN WERKE DESSELBEN, MIT EINER UEBERSICHT DER MEISTEN ETHISCHEN WERKE DER ARABER; EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATURGESCHICHTE DER ARABER UND JUDEN DES MITTLALTERS. Hannover; Druck Der Telgener'schen Hofbuchdruookerei, 1860. Later wrappers. 12mo. XII, 124 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew passages and notes. Erstes Band (First Book), no others ever written. Title translates as: Solomon ben Gabirol of Malaga and the Works on Ethics by the same, with one of the most representative work of Ethics of the Arabs; A Contribution to the Literary History of the Arabs and Jews of the Middle Ages. ” Leopold Dukes was a “Hungarian historian of Jewish literature; born at Presburg, Hungary, 1810; died at Vienna Aug. 3, 1891. He studied Talmudical literature in the yeshibah of Moses Sofer, rabbi of Presburg; but his passion for Biblical studies, which found no sympathy in his native town, led him to the yeshibah of Wörzburg, where he also devoted himself to the acquisition of a secular education. After a prolonged stay at Wörzburg he returned home; but displeased with the manners of his fellow citizens, and impelled by a thirst for knowledge, he visited the principal European cities in which there were libraries containing Hebrew manuscripts. He lived successively at Munich, Tübingen, Hanover, Hamburg, Paris, Leipsic, Oxford, and then spent about twenty years in London. Dukes was an original character, a fact due probably to his solitary life and privations. His scholarship was extensive and exact, and his works cover the fields of exegesis, Haggadah, grammar, Masorah, the history of literature, ethics, and poetry. In all of these he made many ingenious and important discoveries; and his books became indispensable supplements to those of Zunz, Rapoport, and Krochmal. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Dukes made many contributions to philology, but his best work was connected with the medieval Hebrew poetry, especially his works on Solomon Ibn Gabirol, a renowned “Spanish poet, philosopher, and moralist; born in Malaga about 1021; died about 1058 in Valencia. He is called by Grätz “the Jewish Plato, " and by Steinschneider "the most original philosophical writer among the Jews and Arabs. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jews -- Social life and customs. Ibn Gabirol, Shelomo ben Yehuda, 11th cent. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Light foxing and light soiling on title page and last page. Lightly bumped edges. Internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-40-13) (ID #29068) $135.00.
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  428. Kaufmann, David. DIE SINNE. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER PHYSIOLOGIE UND PSYCHOLOGIE IM MITTELALTER, AUS HEBRÄISCHEN UND ARABISCHEN QUELLEN. Leipzig, Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1884. Clothbound. 8vo. V, 199 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German, with Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic. “The Senses; Contribution to the history of physiology and psychology in the middle ages, from Hebrew and Arabic sources, ” followed by the Annual Report for the National Rabbinical School of Budapest for the Schoolyear of 1883-1884 (“Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest für das Schuljahr l883-84”). David Kaufmann was an “Austrian scholar; born at Kojetein, Moravia, June 7, 1852; died at Karlsbad, Bohemia, July 6, 1899. He was educated at Kojetein; and from 1861 to 1867 he attended the gymnasium at Kremsir, where he studied the Bible and Talmud with Jacob Brüll, rabbi of Kojetein, and with the latter's son Nehemiah. In 1867 he went to the Jewish Theological Seminary at Breslau, where he studied for ten years, attending at the same time the university of that city. In the summer of 1874 he received his Ph. D. From the University of Leipsic; and on Jan. 29, 1877, he was ordained rabbi. In the latter year he declined the offer of a professorship at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, preferring to accept instead the chairs of history, philosophy of religion, and homiletics at the newly founded rabbinical school at Budapest, which he continued to hold till his death. He also at the same time taught Greek and German in the preparatory school of the same institution, carrying on this work in the Hungarian language, which he had rapidly mastered. As librarian of the seminary he acquired the large library of Lelio della Torre of Padua, the library of the seminary becoming by this addition one of the most valuable Hebrew libraries of Europe. As a teacher Kaufmann was highly successful; and his relation to his students was that of friendly adviser. He maintained a lively correspondence not only with the most eminent Jewish scholars, but also with the leaders in other branches of science. Kaufmann was a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Madrid and a member of the executive committee of the Budapest branch of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. Kaufmann displayed a many-sided literary activity. The bibliography of his works which M. Brann compiled for the "Gedenkbuch zur Erinnerung an David Kaufmann" (ed. M. Brann and F. Rosenthal, Breslau, 1900) includes 546 items, covering nearly every branch of Jewish science. His voluminous contributions to the periodical literature of the last two decades of the nineteenth century show him as a finished writer both of German and of Hebrew. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Senses and sensation (Judaism) Physiology -- History. Psychology -- History. Binding repaired. Endpages very aged, brittle, with torn edges. Pages throughout clean and lightly aged. Good condition. (GER-38-18) (ID #28927) $125.00.
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  430. Sa‘adiah Ben Joseph; Judah Ben Saul Ibn Tibbon. SEFER HA-EMUNOT VEHA-DE‘OT. Leipzig; Y. Fishel, 1859. (FT) Later wrappers. 12mo. 202 pages. 19 cm. In Hebrew. “Judah ben Saul ibn Tibbon, translator; born at Granada, Spain, 1120; died after 1190. He left his native place in 1150, probably on account of persecution by the Almohades, and went to Lunel in southern France. Benjamin of Tudela mentions him as a physician there in 1160. Judah lived on terms of intimacy with Meshullam ben Jacob and with Meshullam's two sons, Asher and Aaron, whom in his will he recommends as friends to his only son, Samuel. He was also a close friend of Abraham ben David of Posquières and of Zerahiah ha-Levi, the latter of whom he freely recognized as a greater scholar than himself, and whose son he also wished to have as a friend for his own son. He had two daughters whose marriage caused him much anxiety. Judah was very active as a translator, his works including the translation into Hebrew of the following: Saadia's "Kitab al-Amanat wal-I'tiadat, " under the title "Sefer ha-Emunot weha-De'ot" (1186; first ed. Constantinople, 1562). … The "Kitab al-Amanat wal-l'tiadat, " or "Book of the Articles of Faith and Doctrines of Dogma, " the first systematic presentation and philosophic foundation of the dogmas of Judaism, completed in 933. This work is better known under its Hebrew title, "Sefer Emunot we-De'ot, " as translated by Judah ibn Tibbon, his version having been first printed in Constantinople in 1562 and frequently republished, while the original was edited by S. Landauer (Leyden, 1880). Another translation, or rather paraphrase, of the "Kitab al-Amanat, " of uncertain authorship, is contained in several manuscripts; large portions of this rendering were edited by Gollancz ("The Ethical Treatises of Berachyah, " London, 1902; comp. "Monatsschrift, " xlvi. 536). Of the ten sections or "maalat" of the work, the seventh, treating of the resurrection, is contained in two versions, the first of which, the basis of the translation of Ibn Tibbon, has been edited by Bacher in the "Steinschneider Festschrift, " pp. 98-112, and the second by Landauer. Subjects: Jewish philosophy -- Medieval. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex- Libris Jews College Library London. Very light ageing and light foxing throughout. Good condition. (GER-40-16) (ID #29071) $150.00.
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  432. Aboab, Isaac; R. J. Fürstenthal; Ben-Zion Behrend. MENORATH HAMMAOR: LICHT VERBREITENDER LEUCHTER. EINE MORALISCHE-RELIGIÖSE UND ERBAULICHE LEKTÜRE FÜR JUNG UND ALT. HEBRÄISCH VERFASST VON ISAAC ABOAB, UND INS DEUTSCHE ÜBERSETZT, BEGONNEN VON R.J. FÜRSTENTHAL, FORTGESETZT VON BENZION BEHREND. Complete in 3 volumes. Krotoschin, B. L. Monasch Und Sohn, 1848. quarter, 8vo. 315, 558, 392 pages. The 2nd printing, with Hebrew title page and "315" correctly on the last page. In Hebrew and German. Damp stains and spotting throughout. Non-matching bindings. Wear to boards. Vol III lacks backstrip and has both boards loose but present. Good Condition. (GER-15-32dw) (ID #18690) $275.00.
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  434. Another Copy, Volume 3 only. Ex-Library with bookplate on inside front cover. Wear to cover and spine. Damp stains throughout. Good condition. (SPEC-27-21). (ID #27081) $100.00.
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  436. Another Copy, Volume 2 only. Some wear to covers including minor chipping at top and bottom of spine. Internal pages worn with some foxing, but all text is clear. Good condition. (SPEC-27-20). (ID #27759) $100.00.
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  438. Albeck, Chanoch. UNTERSUCHUNGEN ÜBER DIE HALAKISCHEN MIDRASCHIM. Berlin; Akademie-Verlag, 1927. Softbound. 8vo. X, 163, [1] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “Studies on the Midrashim Halak”; which constitutes Volume 3 of Veröffentlichungen der Akademie für die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Talmudische Sektion. Hanoch Albeck (1890 -1972) was a professor of Talmud at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was one of the foremost scholars of the Mishna in his time and he was one of the founders of the scientific approach to the study of the Mishna. Hanoch studied at the Vienna rabbinical academy and he received rabbinical ordination in 1905. In 1921 he received a degree from the University of Vienna. Between 1926 and 1936 Albeck taught in the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin. In 1936 he emigrated to Mandatory Palestine where he was immediately appointed as professor and head of the Talmud department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a position he held for 25 years. Albeck, who was a religiously observant Jew, published a number of books in Hebrew and German on rabbinical literature, including "Introduction to the Mishna", "Studies in Baraita and Tosephta", "Introduction to the Talmuds", and others. In addition, he published numerous articles in the journal Tarbiz. Subjects: Jewish law. Tradition (Judaism) Midrasch. Mishnah. Talmud. Ex Libris Jewish Theological Seminary. Covers worn and bumped at edges. Edges lightly bumped all around, but pages fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (GER-33-43) (ID #28838) $75.00.
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  440. Aptowitzer, Victor. DAS SCHRIFTWORT IN DER RABBINISCHEN LITERATUR. Wien; In Komission Bei Alfred Hodler, 1915. Clothbound. 8vo. 62, 78, VII, 173, 82 pages. 24 cm. Five volumes in one. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew and Greek. Cloth with marbled half paper over boards. Alexander Marx’s copy, historian and librarian at the Jewish Theological Seminary, with his ownership stamps and occational margin notes. Title translates as “The Written Word in Rabbinic Literature. “ Volume contains: Heft 1. Prolegomena. - Heft 2. Samuel I. - Heft 3. Samuel II. -Heft 4. Josua - Heft 5. Richter. The author, Vigdor (Victor) Aptowitzer (March 16, 1871 - December 5, 1942), was a rabbinic and talmudic scholar, professor of Talmud, Bible, Midrash and Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and member of the Mizrachi Zionist movement; whom died in Palestine in 1942. This volume contains his comprehensive work in German on the readings of Holy Scripture in rabbinic literature. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Jewish. Backstrip shaken, first and last signature shaken, ex-libris copy. Pages fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-33-39) (ID #28834) $135.00.
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  442. Bacher, Wilhelm; Lajos Blau; Michael Guttmann. TRADITION UND TRADENTEN IN DEN SCHULEN PALÄSTINAS UND BABYLONIENS: STUDIEN UND MATERIALIEN ZUR ENTSTEHUNGSGESCHICHTE DES TALMUDS. Leipzig; G. Fock, 1914. Clothbound. 8vo. XI, 704 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Original cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, decorative endpages, and decorative outer edges. Title translates as: “Tradition and traditionists in the schools of Palestine and Babylonia: Studies and materials on the origin of the Talmud. ” Forward by Ludwig Blau: “"The register has been produced by the author using the sacred Hebrew material left behind by Prof. Dr. M. Guttmann. ” Rabbi Wilhelm Bacher (1850-1913), Talmudic scholar, orientalist, and rector of the Rabbinical Seminary of Budapest, he was a descendant of the eighteenth-century German rabbi Ya’ir Ayim Bacharach, and a son of Hebrew poet Simon Bacher. This pioneering volume printed under the auspices of the Society for the Advancement of Jewish Studies develops the philological transmission of the attributed traditions of the Talmud. Subjects: Talmud - History. Tradition - jüdische. Ex-libris markings from a Temple library in Hamburg. Cover and edges lightly soiled. Pages lightly aged, with small pencil marks in some margins. Very good + condition. (GER-33-47) (ID #28842) $65.00.
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  444. Caro, Georg. SOZIAL- UND WIRTSCHAFTSGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IM MITTELALTER UND DER NEUZEIT. VOL I ONLY: "DAS FRÜHERE UND DAS HOHE MITTELALTER". Frankfurt A. /Main, J. Kauffmann, 1924. 2nd Edition. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 514 pages. In the original German This Volume stands on its own and contains 2 parts: Die soziale Stellung und wirtschaftliche Taetigkeit der Juden vom Ausgang des Altertums bis zum Kreuzzuege; and Die soziale Stellung und Wirtschaftliche Taetigkeit der Juden im Zeitalter der Kreuzzuege. Some wear to wrappers, pencil underlining on a few pages, Very Good Condition, (ger-15-63dw) (ID #18722) $65.00.
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  446. Chajim Bloch. TALMUDISCHE WEISHEIT: ALTJUDISCHE WECHSELGESPRACHE, EINE AUSWAHL FUR DIE JUDISCHE JUGEND. Wien: Verlag “das Leben”, 1921. Softcover, 16mo, 44 pages. In German. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide. (Danish Union Natl Lib). Bumped and lightly chipped corners. Light wear to edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (HEB-17-9) (ID #26724) $40.00.
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  448. Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal. SEFER HAYE ADAM: BO NIKBETSU U-VAU BE-SEDER NAKHON KOL HA-MITSVOT ASHER YAASEH OTAM HA-ADAM KOL YEME HELDO; VA-YEKABETS HA-MEHABER... ET KOL HA-DINIM VEHA-HALAKHOT HA-KETUVI... Berlin: Be-Defus Yulius Zittenfeld, 1862. Hardcover, 8vo, 520 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Haye adam. Danzig (1748-1820) was a “codifier. Born in Danzig, he studied in Prague at the yeshivot of Joseph Liebermann and Ezekiel Landau. True to his family tradition, he refused to derive any material gain from his studies and earned his livelihood as a merchant. Although required at times to travel long distances to trade fairs in Germany, he continued to learn with great devotion. From 1794 to 1812 he served as dayyan in Vilna, in an honorary capacity; only in his old age, after losing his possessions, was he obliged to accept remuneration for his services. Danzig wrote a number of halakhic works, but his fame rests upon two publications: (1) Hayei Adam ("Man's Life"), covering all the laws of the Shulhan Arukh dealing with daily conduct, based on the Orah Hayyim sections, with an addendum called Nishmat Adam, in which he justified his decisions which were not in accordance with the accepted view; and (2) Hokhmat Adam ("Man's Wisdom"), covering all the laws of the Shulhan Arukh dealing with the dietary regulations, etc. contained in the Yoreh De’ah section, with an addendum called Binat Adam, which included discussions on various relevant halakhic subjects and responsa. Both works were initially intended for youthful students and for educated laymen not fully versed in rabbinic literature who, in attempting to determine Jewish law, found themselves unable to grapple with the intricacies of the Shulhan Arukh and with its maze of conflicting opinions. In these works, Danzig shows himself possessed of considerable pedagogical talent. He arranges the laws methodically, defines his terms lucidly and precisely, presents the various views and their sources, and renders his own decisions and his reasons for them – all in clear, simple language. The pleasant tenor of his writing, which is suffused with unquestioning faith and true piety, contributed largely toward the acceptance of his works. Hayyei Adam appeared in almost a hundred editions. Groups called “Hevrot Hayyei Adam” were formed in several communities for the regular study of the code. Danzig’s merits as a codifier were recognized also by renowned rabbis and codifiers, who gave due consideration to his decisions. His books include much of historical interest with regard to the daily life of Lithuanian Jewry in his generation” (Schlesinger in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (U of Denver). Hinge repair. Light staining to some pages. Wear and chipping to cover edges and corners. Notes inside back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (HEB-15A-14) (ID #26033) $200.00.
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  450. Dr. B Levin. GINZE KEDEM. A GEONITIC SCIENTIFIC PERIODICAL. VOL 2 ONLY. Berlin: Druck: Von H Itzkowski, 1923. HARDBACK, 8vo. 50 pages. Volume 2 only. In Hebrew. In good condition. (SPEC4-15) (ID #20430) $35.00.
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  452. Dukes, Leopold. ZUR KENNTNISS DER NEUHEBRÄISCHEN RELIGIÖSEN POESIE: EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATURGESCHICHTE, NEBST HEBRÄISCHEN BEILAGEN [BOUND WITH]:. RABBINISCHE BLUMENLESE, ENTHALTEND: EINE SAMMLUNG, ÜBERSETZUNG UND ERLÄUTERUNG DER HEBRÄISCHEN UND CHALDÄISCHEN SPRÜCHE DES SIRACH, TALMUDISCHER SPRICHWÖRTER, SENTENZEN UND MAXIMEN, NEBST EINEM ANHANGE, LEICHENREDEN UND EINEM GLOSSAR. Frankfurt Am Main; Bach / Leipzig; Hahn, 1844. Contemporary Cloth. 8vo. VII, [5], 175 / VIII, 333 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Two volumes bound together in quarter leather and cloth, with decorative gilt lettering on backstrip. The titles of the volumes translate as: “For the knowledge of modern Hebrew poetry. A contribution to literary history, together with Hebrew inserts” And “Rabbinic anthology containing: A collection, translation and explanation of the Hebrew and Chaldean Proverbs of Sirach, Talmudic proverbs, aphorisms and maxims, together with an appendix and a funeral orations. ” Leopold Dukes was a “Hungarian historian of Jewish literature; born at Presburg, Hungary, 1810; died at Vienna Aug. 3, 1891. He studied Talmudical literature in the yeshibah of Moses Sofer, rabbi of Presburg; but his passion for Biblical studies, which found no sympathy in his native town, led him to the yeshibah of Wörzburg, where he also devoted himself to the acquisition of a secular education. After a prolonged stay at Wörzburg he returned home; but displeased with the manners of his fellow citizens, and impelled by a thirst for knowledge, he visited the principal European cities in which there were libraries containing Hebrew manuscripts. He lived successively at Munich, Tübingen, Hanover, Hamburg, Paris, Leipsic, Oxford, and then spent about twenty years in London. Dukes was an original character, a fact due probably to his solitary life and privations. His scholarship was extensive and exact, and his works cover the fields of exegesis, Haggadah, grammar, Masorah, the history of literature, ethics, and poetry. In all of these he made many ingenious and important discoveries; and his books became indispensable supplements to those of Zunz, Rapoport, and Krochmal. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- History and criticism. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew. Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Proverbs, Hebrew. Bible.; O. T.; Apocrypha.; Ecclesiasticus.; Hebrew.; Selections.; 1844.; Bible.; O. T.; Apocrypha.; Ecclesiasticus.; Aramaic.; Selections.; 1844.; Talmud.; Selections.; Hebrew & German. Edges of cover lightly worn, with leather lightly rubbed. First endpages torn and bumped, page VII contains a rip at the bottom margin. Pages very lightly foxed throughout. Pages very clean and fresh. Good condition. (GER-38-45) (ID #29047) $100.00.
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  454. Ehrentheil, Moritz. DER GEIST DES TALMUD. QUELLENGEMASSE DARSTELLUNG DER TALMUDISCHEN ANSCHAUUNG ÜBER GOTT, MENSCH, STAAT, JUSTIZWESEN, NACHSTENLIEBE, WOHLTHATIGKEIT, ARMEN-PFLEGE, VERHALTEN GEGEN DIE HEIDEN, THIERQUALEREI, ARBEIT, ERZIEHUNG UND UNTERRICHT, WAHRHAFTIGKEIT... Budapest, Druck Von M. Burian, 1887. Hardcover, 8vo, 240 pages, 23 cm. InGerman. SUBJECT (S): Talmud. Label of the publisher ”M. E. Lowey’s sohn” mounted over imprint. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Light staining. Stamps inside front cover. Hinge repair. Wear to edges of cover corners and binding. Good condition. (HEB-15A-4) (ID #26023) $50.00.
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  456. Eidelberg, Shlomo. THE JEWS AND THE CRUSADERS: THE HEBREW CHRONICLES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND CRUSADES. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 1977. Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 186 pages. Illustrated. First edition. Maps on endpapers. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Germany – history – 1069-1147 – sources; Jews – persecutions – Germany – sources; Crusades – First, 1096-1099 – sources; Crusades, Second, 1147-1149 – sources. CONTENTS: The chronicle of Solomon bar Simson. --The chronicle of Rabbi Eliezer bar Nathan. --The narrative of the Old Persecutions, or Mainz anonymous. --Sefer Zekhirah, or The book of remembrance, of Rabbi Ephraim of Bonn. ISBN: 0299070603. Spine tanned. Small closed tear to jacket. Very good condition in very good jacket. (RAB-28-13) (ID #20696) $30.00.
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  458. Eisler, Moritz. VORLESUNGEN UBER DIE JUDISCHEN PHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS. ABTHEILUNG I. Wien, Bruder Winter, 1876. Pape Wrappers, 8vo, 119 pages. Includes Saadia, Bachia, Ibn Gabirol, Jehuda Halevi, and Ibn Ezra. Includes a list of the publisher's other publications on back cover. Original paper wrappers, spine repaired.Wear and staining to covers, pages stained in margins, brown and fragile. Fair condition. (RAB-45-21) (ID #24684) $75.00. (RAB-45-22) |• Eisler, Moritz. VORLESUNGEN UBER DIE JUDISCHEN PHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS. ABTHEILUNG II. Wien, Verlag Der Wallishausser'schen Buchhandlung, 1870. Boards, 8vo, 140 pages. Marbled boards and textblock, first few pages creased. Small stain and tear to title page. Some pencil notes in margins.Good + condition. (RAB-45-22) (ID #24685) $75.00. (GR-6-15) |• Eppenstein, Simon. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR IM GEONÄISCHEN ZEITALTER. Berlin, 1913. 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.
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  460. Epstein, J. N. (Jacob Nahum). DER GAONÄISCHE KOMMENTAR ZUR ORDNUNG TOHOROTH: EINE KRITISCHE EINLEITUNG ZU DEM R. HAI GAON ZUGESCHRIEBENEN KOMMENTAR. Berlin; Mayer & Müller, 1915. FT) Paper wrappers. 8vo. VI, 160 pages. 25 cm. First Edition. In German, Hebrew, Arabic, and Aramaic. Title translates as “The Geonic commentaries on rules of the Tohoroth: a critical introduction to the commentaries ascribed to R Hai Gaon. ” Jacob Nahum Epstein was born in Lithuania in 1878 into an old rabbinical family, obtained a doctorate in Semitic Philology at Vienna in 1913, and taught in Berlin until 1925, when he left for Jerusalem as part of the first staff at the Hebrew University, and was a professor of Talmudic studies there until his death in 1952. Hai ben Sherira (or Hai b. Sherira (Gaon), Hebrew: ; better known as Hai Gaon, Hebrew: ), was a medieval Jewish theologian, rabbi and scholar who served as Gaon of the Talmudic academy of Pumbedita during the early 11th century. He was born in 939 and died on March 28, 1038. “Hai b. Sherira's philological abilities were directed to the expounding of the Mishnah; of this work only the portion on Seder Ohorot is extant; it was published by T. Rosenberg in "Hobeh Ma'aseh" (Berlin, 1856). This commentary contains especially interesting linguistic notes, Arabic and Aramaic being often adduced for comparison. The author quotes the Mishnah, the two Talmuds, the Tosefta, the Sifra, Targums Onklos and Jonathan, the Septuagint, the works of Saadia, the "Sifre Refu'ah, " and other anonymous sources. He also quotes his own commentary on Zera'im. (p. 34) and on Baba Batra (p. 43). These quotations, and many others cited by the 'Aruk, prove that the commentary extended to the whole Mishnah, containing among other explanations and historical and archeological notes. ” (Jewish Encylopedia, 1906). Subjects: Geonic literature -- History and criticism. Hai ben Sherira, 939-1038. Mishnah. Tohorot (Order) -- Commentaries. Covers lightly soiled, slight tears to cover on backstrip and back page in upper corner. All edges soiled. Pages lightly aged and bumped at edges, but very clean throughout. Very good condition. (GER-33-22) (ID #28818) $30.00.
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  462. Fassel, Hirsch B. 1802-1883. TSEDEK U-MISHPAT. TUGEND - UND RECHTSLEHRE: BEARBEITET NACH DEN PRINCIPIEN DES TALMUDS UND NACH DER FORM DER PHILOSOPHIE. Wien: Gedruckt Bei Ulrich Klopf Sen. Und Alexander Eurich,, 1848. Hardcover, 8vo. 252, [2] pages. In German. First Edition. Title in English: Virtue And Legal Theory: According to the Principles of the Talmud and the Form of Philosophy. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Study and teaching. Justice -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. OCLC lists 19 copies worlwide. Pages tanned. Very good condition. (RAB-45-4) (ID #24692) $70.00.
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  464. Goldschmidt, Lazarus,; 1871-1950. DER BABYLONISCHE TALMUD: NACH DER ERSTEN ZENSURFREIEN AUSGABE UNTER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER NEUEREN AUSGABEN UND HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN MATERIALS (BANDS 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7 OF 12). Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag,, 1936. 3/4 Leather, 12mo. 6 Bands, each band consists of 2 volumes, with 2-4 tractates contained in each band. MISSING BANDS 1, 3 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. In German. Contents: 2. Bd. (703 pages) Erubin. Pesahim. Seqalim -- 4. Bd. (765 pages) Megilla. Moed qatan. Hagiga. Jabmuth -- 5. Bd. (693 pages) Kethuboth. Nedarim. Nazir -- 6. Bd. (802 pages) Sota. Gittin. Qiddusin -- 7. Bd. (865 pages) Baba qamma. Baba mecia. Goldschmidt was a “ scholar, bibliophile, and translator of the Talmud into German. Goldschmidt, who was born in Plongian, Lithuania, studied first at the Slobodka yeshivah at Kaunas (Kovno) and later at the universities of Berlin and Strasbourg. His early studies were devoted to Ethiopian language and its literature. He published the Ethiopic version of the Book of Enoch (I Enoch) with Hebrew translation (1892) and Biblioteca Ethiopica (1895). Goldschmidt published an edition of the Sefer Yezirah (1894), a Hebrew translation of the Koran (1916), and prepared a new edition of Jacob Levy's Woerterbuch zum Talmud und Midrasch (1924). On the rise of Hitler to power in 1933 Goldschmidt left Germany for England and lived in London. His bibliographical works include Hebrew Incunables (1948), and the Earliest Editions of the Hebrew Bible (1950). Some of his works were published under the pseudonym Arselaj bar Bargelaj. Goldschmidt's major contribution was his translation of the entire Babylonian Talmud into German. It appeared in two editions, a nine-volume work containing the original text and variant readings (1897–1935) and a 12-volume edition without the original text (1929–36). This translation, which was severely criticized by David Zvi Hoffman (ZHB 1, 1896), was nevertheless considered to be an important and standard work in talmudic studies. ” (EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S): Babylonische Talmoed. Talmud Bavli. Babylonian Talmud. Note(s): Bands. 3-7 printed in Czechoslovakia. Each band includes a red and black title page, and index. Endpapers decorated in gold star motif, speckled design on text block. Some edge wear to covers. Very good condition. Each volume available individually, price is per volume. (RAB-39-7) (ID #24636) $30.00.
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  466. Güdemann, Dr. Moritz. DAS JÜDISCHE UNTERRICHTSWESEN WÄHREND DER SPANISCH-ARABISCHEN PERIODE. Vienna, Verlag Von Carl Gerold’s Sohn, 1873. Bound in later wrappers. 8vo. Ii, 198, 62, pages. 22 cm. In German and Hebrew with some Arabic. Title translates to English as, “Jewish Education During the Spanish-Arab Period: With Supplemental Manuscripts in Arabic and Hebrew. ” Subtitle: “Nebst handschriftlichen arabischen und hebräischen beilagen. ” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Education. Jewish learning and scholarship. Named Person: Aknin, Joseph ben Judah ben Jacob Ibn, ca. 1150-1220. Internal pages are darkened but not fragile. Very Good condition. (GER-32-5) (ID #28908) $45.00.
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  468. Güdemann, Dr. Moritz. GESCHICHTE DES ERZIEHUNGSWESENS UND DER CULTUR DER JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND WAHREND DES XIV - XV JAHRHUNDERTS. Vienna, Alfred Hölder. 1888. Bound in later wrappers. 8vo. X, 303 pages. In German. Title translates to English as, “History of education and culture of Jews in Germany During the XIV - XV centuries. ” Series: Geschichte des Erziehungswesens und der Cultur der Abendländischen Juden wahrend des Mittelalters und der Neueren Zeit. Bd. III. [History of Education and the Culture of the Occidental Jews during the Middle Ages and Modern Times. Vol. III]. Internal pages bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (GER-32-28) (ID #28905) $90.00.
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  470. Güdemann, Dr. 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 Hölder, 1880. Bound in later wrappers. 8vo. Iv, 299 pages. In German. Title translates to English as, “History of education and the culture of the Jews in France and Germany on the grounds of Jewish science in this country until the expulsion of Jews from France. (X - XIV Century). ” Series: Geschichte des Erziehungswesens und der Cultur der Abendländischen Juden wahrend des Mittelalters und der Neueren Zeit. [History of Education and the Culture of the Occidental Jews during the Middle Ages and Modern Times]. Internal pages are darkened but not fragile. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (GER-32-27) (ID #28904) $90.00.
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  472. Güdemann, Moritz. QUELLENSCHRIFTEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DES UNTERRICHTS UND DER ERZIEHUNG BEI DEN DEUTSCHEN JUDEN. VON DEN ÄLTESTEN ZEITEN BIS AUF MENDELSSOHN. Berlin; A. Hofmann, 1891. Clothbound. 8vo. XXXII, 324 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Later cloth and decorative paper over boards, with original paper wrappers. “Source documents on the history of teaching and education for the German Jews. From the earliest times down to Mendelssohn. ” Contains an introductory essay, and dozens of reproductions of legal and pedagogical documents from 1050 to 1769, annotated by the author; contains an index of names in German, as well as an index of names in Hebrew. Moritz Güdemann, an “Austrian rabbi; born at Hildesheim, Germany, Feb. 19, 1835. He was educated at Breslau (Ph. D. 1858), and took his rabbinical diploma (1862) at the Jewish Theological Seminary of that city. In the latter year he was called to the rabbinate of Magdeburg; in 1866 he went to Vienna as preacher, where he became rabbi in 1868, and chief rabbi in 1890. Güdemann has especially distinguished himself by his investigations into the history of Jewish education and culture. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Jews -- Education. Jews -- Germany. Jüdische Erziehung. Covers worn at edges. Wear to some pages, pen marks in margins on a half dozen pages throughout, light wear and aging to pages, but very clean and bright. Good + condition. (GER-33-16) (ID #28812) $30.00.
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  474. Gudemann, Moritz. DAS JÜDISCHE UNTERRICHTSWESEN WAHREND DER SPANISCHARABISCHEN PERIODE, NEBST HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN ARABISCHEN UND HEBRAISCHEN. Wien, 1873. Wien, Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1873. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, ii, 198, 62 pages, 23 cm. Dr. Alexander Kohut's copy, with his ownership signiture, later belonging to Shalom Spiegel, with his bookplate. Subject: Jewish Spain. Jews -- Education -- History. Jewish learning and scholarship. Heavy wear to boards, hinges repaired, paper browning, (GER-15-34DW) (ID #15881) $75.00. (GR-6-10) |• 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). Wien, 1880. 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.
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  476. Gulkowitsch, Lazar. DER HASIDISMUS; RELIGIONSWISSENSCHAFTLICH UNTERSUCHT. Leipzig; E. Pfeiffer, 1927. FT) Paper wrappers. 8vo. 81 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. The dissertation in philosophy of Lazar Gulkowitsch, presented under the auspices of the Publications of the Research Institute for Comparative Religious History at the University of Leipzig, Series 2, issue 6. Lazar Gulkowitsch (1898-1941) was an eminent Jewish Studies scholar, chair of the Jewish Studies department at Leipzig in the 1920’s and 1930’s. “Hasidism, religious studies examined” is a historical exposition of Hasidism with an emphasis on the study of mysticism, a tendency Gulkowitsch was critical of. He published, in the last few years of his life, three longer studies on different aspects of Hasidism, studies which scholars consider more thorough then this first well known study from 1927, which have never been republished and are hard to obtain. Subjects: Hasidism. Chassidismus. Paper wrappers loose, covers lightly soiled. First signature loose, last signature shaken. Pages aged, but clean. Good + condition. (GER-33-18) (ID #28814) $30.00.
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  478. Guttmann, Jacob. DIE SCHOLASTIK DES DREIZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERTS IN IHREN BEZIEHUNGEN ZUM JUDENTHUM UND ZUR JÜDISCHEN LITERATUR. Breslau; M. & H. Marcus, 1902. Paper wrappers. 8vo. VIII, 188 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. “The Scholasticism of the Thirteenth Century in its Relations to Judaism and to Jewish Literature. ” Rabbi Jakob Guttmann (1845 - 1919) was a German Jewish theologian, philosopher of religion, Rabbi of the synagogue of Breslau at time of writing, contributor to the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, and later chairman of the “Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. ” This volume explores the contributions of John Duns Scotus, Roger Bacon, Albert Magnus, Nicolas von Cusa, Maimonides, amongst others, in their individual contributions, differences and interconnected modes of approaching Jewish literature. Subjects: Scholasticism. Jewish philosophy. Scholastiek. Jodendom. Joodse literatuur. Edges worn and quite soiled. Rear paper wrapper quite soiled, with torn portion on side and bottom. Cover paper wrapper soiled around edges, with small tear at top. Pages clean and fresh though, other then the edges, and a few soiled margins towards the first and last pages. (GER-33-15) (ID #28811) $30.00.
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  480. Hirsch, Menko Max, Ed. FRUCHT VOM BAUM DES LEBENS: OZER PEROTH EZ CHAJIM. Berlin-antwerpen, Soncino Gesellschaft Der Freunde Des Judischen Buches, 1937. 1st Edition. Large 4to, 10, 365 pages. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. 10, 365 pages. In German. Published by the Soncino Gesellschaft der Freunde des Juedischen Buches. 1 of 1000 copies. German abstracts of the 953 extant responsa originally issued in the Hebrew periodical "Peri Eitz Chaim" (1691-1807), the organ of Amsterdam's esteemed Ets Hayim Talmudical Academy. Insightful work on Jewish life in Amsterdam of the time. Some wear and light staining to covers; internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC29-17) (ID #27638) $240.00. x
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  482. Holzer, Jekutiel S. GEHEIMNISSVOLLE WELT DES TALMUD. Wellington, N. Z. 1968. Later Wrappers, 8vo. 361 Pages. Illustrations. In German. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Psychology. Proofs of actual book, never been bound. In good condition. (GER24-28) (ID #28757) $30.00.
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  484. Horovitz, Saul. (1858–1921). DIE STELLUNG DES ARISTOTELES BEI DEN JUDEN DES MITTELALTERS. Leipzig,, 1911. Paper Wrappers. 18 pages. On title page: Schriften herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. Horovitz was a “scholar of talmudic literature and medieval religious philosophy. Horovitz was born in Szanto, Hungary. He studied at the Warsaw yeshivah of J. B. Soloveitchik; at the Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was deeply influenced by Israel Levy; and at Breslau and Munich universities. After a decade as rabbi in Bielitz, Silesia, he was appointed lecturer in 1896 on religious philosophy and homiletics and later was also rabbinical tutor at the Breslau seminary. Horovitz, who had a comprehensive knowledge of Jewish lore and of Latin, Greek, and Arabic, made a significant contribution to Jewish and Islamic philosophical studies in his dissertation "Prophetologie in der juedischen Religionsphilosophie" (1883), and Die Psychologie bei den juedischen Religionsphilosophen des Mittelalters … (4 vols. 1898–1912), Der Mikrokosmos des Joseph ibn Saddik (1903), Ueber den Einfluss der griechischen Philosophie auf die Entwicklung des Kalam (1909), Die Stellung des Aristoteles bei den Juden des Mittelalters (1911), Abraham ibn David (1912), and Der Einfluss der griechischen Skepsis auf die Entwicklung der Philosophie bei den Arabern (1915). ” (Herr, EJ, 2007) Lacks covers, spine repaired. Chips and tears to edges of pages, not obscuring text. Good – condition. (RAB-43-3) (ID #24756) $30.00.
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  486. Horowitz, Chaim M. SINUYE NUSHAOT WE-GIRSAOT LE-SEFER MISNEH TORAH O YAD HA-HAZAQAH (HA-RAMBA"M): DEFUS AMSTERDAM [5]462 `AL PI KETAV YAD YASAN NOSAN `AD MEOD, ASER TIVO WE-`INYANO U-MEQORAW MEVOARIM BEHA-HAQDAMAH... = ABWEICHUNGEN DES GEDRUCKTEN TEXTES DER JAD HACHASAKA.: (AMSTERDAMER AUSGABE 1702) VON EINER HANDSCHRIFT AUS ANFANG DES XIV. JAHRHUNDERTS, DIE AUS DER SAMMLUNG DES MARCHESE CARLO TRIVULZIO IN MAILAND IN DEN BESITZ VON JULIUS HAMBURGER IN FRANKFURT A.M. ÜBERGEGANGEN IST. Frankfurt, A. M.: J. Koifmann., 1889. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 148 pages. In Hebrew. Facsimile edition. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language. OCLC lists five copies worldwide (Library of Congress, Ohio State, Penn State, Univ of Texas – Austin, Univ van Amsterdam). Tape on spine, wear to covers, edges of some pages chipped. (GER-15-21) (ID #18801) $50.00.
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  488. Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meïr; Michael Creizenach. YESOD MORA: GRUNDLAGE DER GOTTESVEREHRUNG; ODER UNTERSUCHUNGEN ÜBER DAS MOSASICHE GESETZ UND DIE GRUNDPRINZIPIEN DER ISRAELITISCHEN RELIGION VON ABRAHAM IBN EZRA; IN EINER PARAPHRASTISCHEN VERDEUTSCHUNG VON M. CREIZENACH. Frankfurt A M.; J. Baer, 1840. (FT) Softbound. 16mo. 51, 142 pages. 17 cm. First German edition. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “Yesod Mora: Basis of Worship, or Studies on the laws of Mosaism and the Principles of the Israelite Religion; by Abraham Ibn Ezra, edited in a German translation by Michael Creizenach. ” Abraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra (1089–1164), “one of the most important Jewish Bible exegetes; also a poet, composer of piyyutim, grammarian, translator, philosopher, astronomer, and astrologer. Exceptionally erudite, he was among the last creative geniuses of the Spanish "golden age. " Nevertheless, despite the customary image of him, Ibn Ezra was neither a talmudic scholar (the suggestion that he studied in the yeshivahin Lucena has been refuted by Goldberg) nor a physician (his opposition in principle to medicine is detailed in his Long and Short commentaries to Exodus 21: 19). He also lacked the requisite skills for business or public office, and therefore was unable to make a living in the accustomed professions of his social class – as a rabbi, dayyan, physician, businessman, or courtier. For lack of alternative, he became a professional poet, supported by patrons who loved poetry and sought fame. Ibn Ezra's dependence on a succession of benefactors is evident in the exaggerated praise he showered on them in his eulogies. The need to move from patron to patron, and his restless character forced Ibn Ezra to a life of wandering: besides his birthplace Tudela, we know that prior to 1140 he lived in Cordoba, Seville (where he raised his son Isaac), Christian Toledo (to which he apparently refers in his poem "Mi ‘Alah Shamayim" by the name "Edom, " a rabbinic code-word for Rome and thus for Christianity), Gabes (Tunisia), Algeria, and Morocco. He did not, however, reach Egypt or the Land of Israel. His poetry (e. G. his poem "Gavhu She’akim") refers to the adverse effect his prolonged wandering had on his family life. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) “In 1158 Ibn Ezra was in London, where he wrote his religio-philosophic work "Yesod Mora" for his pupil Joseph b. Jacob, a tract on the division of and reasons for the Biblical commandments. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) “Like Ibn Janah and Judah Halevi, Ibn Ezra fiercely rejects even cautious attempts at conjectural emendation of the text, and holds that the work of the Masoretes was flawless: "Due to them the Divine Torah and Sacred Books stood in their perfection, without additions or omissions" (Yesod Mora, ch. 1). Accordingly, he insists that any interpretation respects the punctuational functions of the cantillation signs and the division into verses; rejects as a "lone view" the tannaitic tradition of the "eighteen emendations of the Scribes"; and deals with differences between qere and ketiv, alternate versions of parallel texts (such as the two versions of the Decalogue and of several Psalms), and the discrepancies between Pseudo-Jonathan and the Masoretic text as exegetical problems rather than textual phenomena. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) The translator and editor, Michael Creizenach, was a “German educator and theologian; born in Mayence May 16, 1789; died in Frankfort-on-the-Main Aug. 5, 1842. Creizenach is one of the most typical representatives of the era of transition, following the epoch of Mendelssohn, whose chief aim was the regeneration of Judaism by the methods of Talmudic dialecticism, which, as they imagined, would win over the Orthodox and yet achieve the necessary progress. Creizenach was educated in the traditional way, devoting his whole time to Talmudic studies; and he was sixteen years old when he began to acquire the elements of secular knowledge. This was during the French occupation, when a liberal spirit, greeted enthusiastically by both Jews and Christians, permeated the society of the ancient center of Catholic Germany. He studied mathematics with great zeal, and wrote text-books of the science. Through his influence a Jewish school was founded in Mayence, whose principal he was, at the same time giving private instruction. He was a very popular teacher, and counted many Christians among his pupils. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Judaism -- Works to 1900. Jewish philosophy -- Early works to 1800. Backstrip repaired, signatures shaken. Light wear to covers, with some tears at outer edges. All edges bumped and lightly soiled. Pages lightly foxed around text, clean and fresh otherwise. Fair condition. (GER-38-42) (ID #29044) $175.00.
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  490. Jöel, M. DON CHASDAI CRESKAS' RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHISCHE LEHREN IN IHREN GESCHICHTLICHEN EINFLUSSE. Breslau, Schletter, 1866. Rebound in marbled boards. 8vo. 83 pages. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Creskas was a Spanish philosopher, theologian and statesman. His activities as a merchant and communal leader can be traced as far back as 1367. As a delegate from the Catalonian Jewish community he negotiated with the king of Aragon for the renewal and extension of Jewish privileges in 1383. Throughout his life he sought to protect the rights of Spanish Jews and worked with various governments to this end. He is seen as one of Spinoza's chief influences. Jöel was a religious philosopher who researched, among other Jewish figures, Creskas (EJ). OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Missing original covers. Very Good condition. (SPEC32-11). (ID #27750) $50.00.
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  492. Joseph Wochenmark. DIE SCHICKSALSIDEE IM JUDENTUM. 1933. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1933 Paper Wrappers, IX, 91 pages. 8vo. Series: (Veröffentl. D. Oriental. Seminars d. Univ. Tübingen; 6) Note: Tübingen, phil. Diss. Institutional stamp, Very Good Condition. (GER-37-53) (ID #9409) $50.00.
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  494. Judah, Ha-Levi. translated Into German with A Biographical Sketch by Emil Bernhard. EIN DIWAN. Berlin, E. Reiss, 1921. Cloth, Spine & inside hinge repaired, lacks blank endpape (?), ex-library with minimal marks, about Good Condition; 8vo; 165 pages; 23 cm. "Quellennachweis" on pages 162-165.One of 1200 machine numbered copies available for sale, this being number 1222 (! ), over which someone has penned "0000" (GER-37-43) (ID #8023) $25.00.
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  496. Judah, Ha-Levi. translated Into German with A Biographical Sketch by Emil Bernhard. EIN DIWAN. Berlin, E. Reiss, 1921. Cloth, 8vo; 165 pages; 23 cm. "Quellennachweis" on pages 162-165. Very Good Condition. (GER-15-56dw) (ID #18714) $25.00.
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  498. Kayserling, Meyer, 1829-1905. SEPHARDIM. ROMANISCHE POESIEN DER JUDEN IN SPANIEN. EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATUR UND GESCHICHTE DER SPANISCH-PORTUGIESISCHEN JUDEN. Leipzig, H. Mendelssohn,, 1859. Paper wrappers, xii, 370 pages. In German. 1st edition. Title in English: Romance-Language Poetry of The Jews in Spain. A Contribution to The Literature and History of the Spanish-Portuguese Jews. Kayserling was a German-born rabbi and historian, and a prolific author. From 1870 he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest. (JE) SUBJECT(S): Spanish literature -- Jewish authors. Portuguese literature -- Jewish authors. Pages uncut. Small chip to spine. Some staining to edges of pages, not obscuring text. Slight edgewear to cover, corner of back cover creased. Good + condition. (RAB-39-4) (ID #24633) $150.00.
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  500. Kisch, Guido. FORSCHUNGEN ZUR RECHTS- UND SOZIALGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND WAHREND DES MITTELALTERS. Sigmaringen, Jan Thorbecke Verlag, 1978. 2nd Revised Edition. 1st Printing. Cloth, 8vo, 336 pages. 24 cm. Bibliography on pages 269-299. Kisch's own copy. Slight yellowing to pages. Wear to cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (K-MX-1-6) (ID #21394) $85.00.
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  502. Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHAOLOGIE. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. Leipzig, 1910. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1910-12. Half leather; 8vo. Xiii, 720, vii, 722, vii, 491 pages. Raised bands; gilt titles; spattered edges. Illustrated. In German. Includes bibliographical references and indices. Series: Schriften / Gesellschaft zur fürderrung der wissenschaft des Judentums; Grundriss der gesamtswissenschaft des Judentums; Samuel Krauss was a historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar, author of over 1300 articles and monographs. "Krauss's greatest work is his Talmudische Archaeologie, a classic description of every aspect of life reflected in talmudic and midrashic literature. Still a rich source on the daily life and economic and social conditions of the period. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Palestine -- Social life and customs. Babylonia -- Social life and customs. Palestine -- Social life and customs. Talmud -- Antiquities. Corners and edges worn; boards scuffed. Front hinge of volume III starting. Two-inch section of lower right corner of title page missing, not affecting text. Interior clean and bright, in very good condition. (GR-1-10) (ID #15974) $300.00.
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  504. Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. [VOL I] ONLY. Frankfurt, 1898. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1898. Three quarter leather; 8vo. Xxv, 469 pages. First edition. Gold lettering and rules to spine. In German. Bibliographical notes and index. 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. Missing front cover. Wear and flaking to leather on spine. Pages slightly tanned. Title page chipped. Good condition. (RAB-48-15) (ID #24764) $50.00.
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  506. Lippe, K. DIE AUSTREIBUNG DER JUDEN AUS SPANIEN AM 9. AB 5252 (1. AUGUST 1492). EIN VORTRAG GEHALTEN IM TEMPEL "BETH IACOB" [sic] ZU JASSY AM VORABENDE DES 9. AB 5652 VOR DER RECITATION DER KLAGELIEDER. Jassy, Vereine "ohle Schem", 1892. 1st Edition. 1/2 Leather, 8vo, Small 8vo., 210 pages. Scarce. Attractive leather spine with gold lettering and design. Solid, tight binding. Pages tanned. Light wear to spine. Good + condition. (SEF-36-1) (ID #8370) $100.00.
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  508. Lippe, K. RABBINISCH-WISSENSCHAFTLICHE VORTRA¨GE. Drohobycz, Selbstverlag Des Verfassers; Druck Von A. H. Zupnik,, 1897. Cloth, 112 pages, 22 cm. In German. Wear and tear on cover and binding. Stained pages. Book not attached to cover, otherwise in good condition. (K-RAB-1-23) (ID #21674) $75.00.
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  510. Luria, Solomon Ben Jehiel. SEFER YAM SHEL SHELOMOH MI-MASEKHET HULIN... Furth, 1766. (FT) Hardcover, 92 leaves, large 4to, 34cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- Commentaries. Talmud. Hullin -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Yale, Spertus, JTS, Cambridge). Ex-library with usual markings. Notes inside front cover. Water stain to bottom of pages throughout book. Wear and chipping to edges of front and back cover. Wear to cover binding. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (BIB-15-13) (ID #24283) $350.00.
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  512. Luria, Solomon Ben Jehiel. YAM SHEL SHELOMOH: MI-MASEKHET YOM TOV [BETSAH]. Fiyorda (Furth): Bi-Defus Yosef Fetshoya, Germany, 1766. (FT) Hardcover, 76 pages (38 leaves), large 8vo, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Yom Tov -- Commentaries. Talmud. Bezah -- Commentaries. Ex-library with usual markings. Browning of some pages. Hinge repair. Fold to cover. Wear to edges and corners of covers. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-12) (ID #24282) $300.00.
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  514. Marcu, Valeriu. DIE VERTREIBUNG DER JUDEN AUS SPANIEN. Amsterdam, Querido Verlag, 1934. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Lacks front & rear cover, otherwise Good Solid Condition.; 12mo; 215 pages; In German. 19 cm. (GER-37-37) (ID #8433) $25.00.
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  516. Martin Salomonski. GEMÜSEBAU UND -GEWÄCHSE IN PALÄSTINA ZUR ZEIT DER MISCHNAH;. Berlin, 1911. Berlin: Itzkowski, 1911 Paper Wrappers, 71 pages. 8vo. Tübingen, Phil. Diss. V. 21. Juli 1911, Ref. Seybold. SUBJECT(S): Vegetables -- Palestine. Includes bibliographical references and index. Institutional stamp, Very Good Condition (GER-37-44) (ID #9427) $50.00.
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  518. Max Koschland. DIE SCH’TAR ISKO-BESTIMMUNGEN IM JUDISCHEN BANKENGEWERBE. Zürich: Koschland & Hepner, 1956. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 10 Pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Interest (Jewish law)   OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. In good condition. (GER24-5) (ID #25548) $40.00.
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  520. Meiri, Menahem Ben Solomon; Schreiber, Abraham. BET HA-BEHIRAH ‘AL MASEKHET SANHEDRIN. Frankfurt Am Main: Hotsa’at “hermon”, 1929. (FT) Softcover, 8vo, 4, 343, viii pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud. Sanhedrin -- Commentaries. Talmud. Sanhedrin -- Commentaries. Romanized. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Page 168 wrinkled with damp stains. Good condition. (HEB-31-3) (ID #27981) $75.00. (GER-37-54) |• Moses König. DIE PHILOSOPHIE DES JEHUDA HALEVI UND DES ABRAHAM IBN DAUD. 1929. Berlin: Ebering, 1929 Paper Wrappers, 63 pages. 8vo. Note: Gießen, Phil. Diss. V. Institutional stamp, Very Good Condition. (GER-37-54) (ID #9392) $60.00.
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  522. Qalonymos Ben Qalonymos Ben Meir [Kalonymos Ben Kalonymos Ben Meir], Wolf Alois Meisel and Meyer Kayserling. DER PRUFSTEIN. EVEN BOHAN: SITTENSPIEGEL DES KALONYMOS BEN KALONYMOS. Budapest: Eigenthum Des Rabbi Meisel-Vereines, 1878. Hardcover, 8vo, xi, 292 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Satire, Hebrew. Jewish ethics -- Early works to 1800. “Vorwort” by Dr. M. Kayserling. Includes bibliographical references. Kayserling (1829-1905) was a “German rabbi and historian. Kayserling, born in Hanover, studied with S. R. Hirsch in Nikolsburg, S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and S. B. Bamberger in Wuerzburg and at Halle University. From 1861 to 1870 he was rabbi at Endingen, Switzerland, where he fought strenuously for Jewish rights; thereafter he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest. Kayserling published a large number of works on various aspects of Jewish history, literature, and religion, mostly in German, which were very popular in their day, including Moses Mendelssohn: sein Leben und seine Werke; Bibliothek juedischer Kanzelredner; Die juedischen Frauen in der Geschichte …; and a popular Jewish history, Lehrbuch der juedischen Geschichte und Lite ratur; which ultimately went through ten editions. He also contributed the section on modern Jewish literature to Winter and Wuensche’s handbook on post-biblical Jewish literature, Juedische Literatur seit dem Abschluss des Kanons …But Kayserling’s reputation rests on his long series of pioneering publications on the history of Spanish Jewry and the Marranos, based to a great degree on original and, in some cases manuscript, sources. His Geschichte der Juden in Spanien und Portugal, which in fact covered mainly Navarre and the Balearic Islands and Portugal, was the first work in which Hebrew sources were consistently used. His works on Marrano history and literature put the study on a new footing and were the basis of all subsequent treatments. They include Sephardim: Romanische Poesien der Juden in Spanien; Menasseh ben Israel; Christoph Columbus und der Anteil der Juden an den spanischen und portugiesischen Entdeckungen, written at the request of the Spanish government on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America; and his great bibliography of Marrano literature Bibliotheca espanola-portugueza-judaica. In addition, the articles he contributed to the Jewish Encyclopedia on these subjects have retained their importance. Many of his works were translated into English and some into Hebrew. More than 100 of his articles on Jewish history and literature published before 1900 are listed in M. Schwab’s Repertoire des articles relatifs a l’histoire et a la litterature juives…(Roth in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Light staining and wear to some pages. Hinge repair. Light chipping to cover binding and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (HEB-15A-3) (ID #26022) $125.00.
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  524. Rapaport, Mordche W. DER TALMUD UND SEIN RECHT. Berlin, Verlag Von Louis Lamm, 1912. Paper Wrappers, 8vo; 148 + 69 pages; 2nd printing of this offprint from the Zeitschrift fur vergleichende Rechstwissenschaft, Vol. XIV, XV, & XVI. Spine repair, good condition. (K-MX2-45) (ID #2653) $30.00.
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  526. Rosenthal, Ludwig A. ÜBER DEN ZUSAMMENHANG, DIE QUELLEN UND DIE ENTSTEHUNG DER MISCHNA. Berlin: G. Wechselmann. 1918. Cloth. 8vo. 164, 84, 132 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Mishnah. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. SERIES: Schriften zur beleuchtung der lehrwise und entwicklung des Talmuds. “Rosenthal [1855-1928], who was born in Putzig, Western Prussia, served as rabbi in Koethen, Rogasen, Preussisch Stargard, and Berlin, where he also lectured in the preparatory department of the Hochschule (Lehranstalt) fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Of importance are his Mishnah studies, in particular his Ueber den Zusammenhang, Quellen und Entstehung der Mischna (3 vols. 19182). Rosenthal took an active part in the controversy over Friedrich F. Delitzsch's views (Babel und Bible, 1902; Hammurabi Gesetz, 1903), and wrote a comparative study on Joel, Nahum, and Habakkuk (1905). He acted as editor of Rahmer's Juedisches Literaturblatt, and edited the 10th edition of Kayserling's Lehrbuch der juedischen Geschichte und Literatur (1922). He also wrote a biography of Lazarus Geiger (1884). His other articles were published in Gesammelte Schriften (1926). ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Some pages tanned, covers a little worn, hinges starting, good- condition. (BIBLE-9-16) (ID #21152) $40.00.
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  528. Rubin, Simon. DAS TALMUDISCHE RECHT, AUF DEN VERSCHIEDENEN STUFEN SEINER ENTWICKLUNG MIT DEM RÖMISCHEN VERGLICHEN UND SYSTEMATISCH DARGESTELLT. SACHENRECHT. Vienna, Steinmann, 1938. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 253 pages. In German. Very late (1938) Austrian Jewish publication. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law -- History. Roman law. Comparative law. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Cover worn with chipping to corners and edges of backstrip. Previous owner's name on title page. Internal pages browning at edges, but all text is clear. Last 50 pages slightly chipping at corners. Overall, good condition. (HOLO2-66-6) (ID #27053) $40.00.
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  530. Schipper, Ignacy. ANFÄNGE DES KAPITALISMUS BEI DEN ABENDLÄNDISCHEN JUDEN IM FRÜHEREN MITTELALTER (BIS ZUM AUSGANG DES XII. JAHRHUNDERTS). Wien Und Leipzig; Wilhelm Braumüller, 1907. Paper wrappers. 4to. 66 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In German. “Origins of capitalism among the occidental Jews in the early Middle Ages (up to the end of the twelfth century) ”, a study of various theories on the source and disposition of Jewish Capital in medieval Western Europe, by Dr. (Yitzhak) Ignacy Schipper (1884-1943), a well known Polish-Jewish historian, scholar, and communal activist in pre-war Poland. Subjects: Jews -- Economic conditions -- History. Capitalism. Joden. Vroege middeleeuwen. Covers heavily worn with some tears at edges, and heavy soiling. Pages bumped at edges, lightly soiled in bottom margins, but clean. Good condition. (GER-33-26) (ID #28822) $125.00.
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  532. Schwarz, Adolf. DER HERMENEUTISCHE KONTEXT IN DER TALMUDISCHEN LITERATUR: EINE VERSPHATETE JUBILÄUMSSCHRIFT. Wien; Selbstverlage Des Verfassers, 1921. Clothbound. 8vo. 208 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German, with Hebrew. Later red cloth. Title translates as: “The Hermeneutic Context in Talmudic Literature. ” Adolf Schwarz (1846–1931), a rabbi and scholar, born “in Hungary, Schwarz studied at the Breslau Juedisch-theologisches Seminar, where he was Z. Frankel's favorite pupil and intimate friend. From 1875 he was rabbi in Karlsruhe, a post he accepted at Frankel's behest in spite of his misgivings about the use of the organ in the Karlsruhe synagogue. In 1893 he became head of the newly founded Israelitisch-theologische Lehranstalt in Vienna, where he trained several generations of modern rabbis and teachers as leaders of traditional Judaism. … His scholarly work was a conscious effort to continue in the paths of his teacher Frankel and was devoted mainly to the understanding of the Talmud and its methodology. … His principal contribution to talmudic scholarship was his Controversen der Schammaiten und Hilleliten (1893) which was followed by six monographs on the hermeneutic rules: Die hermeneutische Analogie in der talmudischen Literatur (1897), Der hermeneutische Syllogismus in der talmudischen Literatur (1901), Die hermeneutische Induktion (1909), Die hermeneutische Antinomie in der talmudischen Literatur (1913), Quantitaetsrelation (1916), and Der hermeneutische Kontext (1921). A summary of these appeared in 1923 (Hauptergebnisse der wissenschaftlich-hermeneutischen Forschung, 1923). ” (From the 2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Talmud - Hermeneutics. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Edges significantly soiled. Page margins lightly aged, pages throughout clean and crisp. Very good condition. (GER-36-28) (ID #28879) $165.00.
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  534. Schwarz, Samuel. YEMOT HA-MASHIAH = DIE MESSIAS ZEIT: ERLA¨UTERUNGEN DER TALMUDSTELLEN, DIE BEZUG AUF ISRAELS ZUKUNFT HABEN, MIT RU¨CKSICHT AUF UNSERE ZEIT. Wien; Adalbert Della Torre, 1860. FT) Paper wrappers. 12mo. 82 pages. 19 cm. Second Edition. In German with some Hebrew. Title translates as: “Messianic Time: Explanations of the Talmudic parts, which have relations to Israels Future, in Consideration to our Contemporary Time. ” This is the second edition of this work on the Messianic era in Judaism, with references from the Talmud. The title concludes with the "rhetorical" question – is it out of consideration in our time? The text is in German with occasional paragraph-sized selections in Hebrew (or Aramaic). Subjects: Messiah -- Prophecies. Messiah -- Judaism. Messianic era (Judaism) Israel. Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Covers worn, soiled, with tears and bumped edges. Loose fifth signature. Light foxing throughout, but clean and crisp. Good + condition. (GER-36-29) (ID #28880) $120.00.
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  536. Stein, Ludwig. DIE WILLENSFREIHEIT UND IHR VERHÄLTNISS ZUR GÖTTLICHEN PRÄSCIENZ UND PROVIDENZ: BEI DEN JÜDISCHEN PHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS. Berlin; H. Itzkowski, 1882. FT) Clothbound. 8vo. VI, 142 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German, with some footnotes containing Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic. Later cloth bound over original paper wrappers. “Free Will and Divine Foreknowledge and its relation to Providence: among the Jewish Philosophers of the Middle Ages. ” Ludwig Stein, 1859-1930, born in Hungary and lived his adult life in Germany, had a distinguished career as an orthodox Rabbi in Berlin, professor, publicist, and philosopher of evolutionary optimism. Subjects: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Free will and determinism. Covers lightly soiled. Paper wrappers and first pages lighly debossed with an previous inkless stamp, former owners name on cover. Pages aged on edges, clean and fresh. For its age, near fine condition. (GER-33-12) (ID #28808) $100.00.
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  538. Strack, Hermann L. EINLEITUNG IN DEN THALMUD. ZWEITE, NEUBEARBEITETE AUFLAGE. Leipzig, 1894. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1894. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo. Viii, 136 pages. In German. Includes bibliographical annotations. Series: Schriften des Instutum judaicum in Berlin, Number. 2. 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. Missing original covers, small stain to corner of title page. Very good condition. (GR-6-17) (ID #24686) $50.00.
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  540. Tykocinski, H. DIE GAONÄISCHEN VERORDNUNGEN [Proofs?]. Berlin, 1928. Berlin: Akademie, 1928 [Not 1929]. Unbound; 8vo. Vii, 159 pages. In German. List of abbreviations and errata following table of contents. Veroffentlichungen der Akademie fur die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Historische Sektion; Bd. 5. Scholarly source study of the geonic {Takkanot}. This unbound edition is dated 1928 and ends at page 159, which is the same as page 159 in the standard 1st edition of 1929. It is possible, however, that 159 was the final page of the proofs, as a previous owner's tape-binding showed this to be the final page. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Geonic literature. Tape stain to edge of first and last pages, Good Condition. (GER-15-59DW) (ID #18719) $50.00.
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  542. Tykocinski, H. DIE GAONÄISCHEN VERORDNUNGEN. Berlin, 1929. Berlin: Akademie, 1929. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 186 pages. In German. First edition. With the scarce publisher's card, announcing the publicatin of this work as a memorial to the 2nd Jahrzeit of Eli Michael, laid in. Gilt titles. List of abbreviations and errata following table of contents. Veroffentlichungen der Akademie fur die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Historische Sektion; Bd. 5. Scholarly source study of the geonic {Takkanot}. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Geonic literature. Wear to spine, Good Condition. (GER-15-59dw) (ID #18718) $50.00.
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  544. Vogelstein, Hermann. DIE ANFÄNGE DES TALMUDS UND DIE ENTSTEHUNG DES CHRISTENTUMS: VORTRAG GEHALTEN IM VEREIN FÜR JÜDISCHE GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR ZU KÖNIGSBERG AM 19. FEBRUAR 1902. Königsberg; Ostdeutsche Buchhandlung, 1902. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 28 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “The beginnings of the Talmud and the rise of Christianity: Paper presented at Association for Jewish history and literature at Königsberg on 19 February 1902.” Published under the auspices of the “Verein für jüdische Geschichte und Literatur zu Königsberg” (Association for Jewish History and Literature at Konigsberg). Hermann Vogelstein (1870-1942) was a German Rabbi and Historian, whom occupied rabbinical posts at Oppeln (Opole), Koenigsberg, and Breslau. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States. He is well known for the two volume History of the Jews of Rome he co-wrote with Paul Rieger. Subjects: Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Christianity in rabbinical literature. Talmud. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Wrappers shaken, torn, crumbled, bumped and soiled. Pages lightly aged, but clean and fresh. Fair condition. (GER-38-11) (ID #28920) $30.00.
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  546. Wiener, Adolf. DIE JÜDISCHEN SPEISEGESETZE: NACH IHREN VESCHIEDENEN GESICHTSPUNKTEN ZUM ERSTEN MALE WISSENSCHAFTLICH-METHODISCH GEORDNET UND KRITISCH BELEUCHTET. Breslau; Schlesische Buchdruckerei, 1895. Full Leather. 8vo. XIV, 524 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Added title page in Latin: “De ciborum e legibus divinis (biblicis) atque rabbinicis vetitorum indole et sententia: zum ersten Male wissenschaftlich-methodisch geordnet und kritisch beleuchtet” Title roughly translates as: “The Jewish Dietary Laws: according to their different points of view for the first time scientifically and methodically arranged. ” Adolf Wiener was a “German rabbi; born in Murowana-Goslin, Posen, 1811; died in Oppeln, Prussian Silesia, Aug. 25, 1895. Having acquired his diploma as Ph. D. he went as rabbi to Posen, where he introduced a modern synagogal service with German sermons. He met, however, strong opposition, headed by Solomon Eger; and the services could take place only under police protection. In 1845 Wiener was called as rabbi to Oppeln, where he officiated until his death. He was one of the most progressive rabbis of his time; and at the synods of Cassel (1844), Leipsic (1869), and Augsburg (1870) he advocated the following reforms in Judaism: revision of the prayer-book; employment of the organ in divine service; permission to travel on Sabbaths; and the abolition of all second days of festivals. His chief ambition, however, was to release the Jews from what he called the authority of the Talmud. Wiener was the author of the following works: "Die Opfer- und Akeda-Gebete. Ein Beitrag zur Orientierung in der Cultusfrage" (Breslau, 1869); "Worte Gesprochen an der Bahre der Seligen Frau Rosalie Verwitwete Cohn" (Oppeln, 1871); and "Die Jüdischen Speisegesetze" (Breslau, 1895), a very radical criticism of the dietary laws. ” (From the 1906 Encyclopedia Judaica). Subjects: Jews - Dietary laws. Halacha. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Previous owner of this copy was Stanley Dreyfus. Some wear to edges of leather, lightly bumped corners. Pages aged, but very crisp and clean. Very good + condition. (GER-36-8) (ID #28858) $150.00.
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  548. Wiesner, J. (Jonas). DER BANN IN SEINER GESCHICHTLICHEN ENTWICKELUNG AUF DEM BODEN DES JUDENTHUMES. Leipzig; Oskar Leiner, 1864. FT) Clothbound. 12mo.106 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. Later half leather over marbled boards. “The ban in its historic developments on the grounds of Judaism”, a study on excommunication in Talmudic law published under the auspices of the Institute for the Advancement of Israelite literature [Institut zur Förderung der Israelitischen Literatur], in its ninth year, by Jonas Wiesner. Subjects: Excommunication (Jewish law) Jüdisches Recht. Jüdische Erziehung. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to edges, with some leather on backstrip rubbed. Endpapers extremely soiled, edges soiled, light aging to internal pages, very light soiling and wear to first few pages. Text crisp and clean. Good+ condition. (GER-33-7) (ID #28803) $75.00.
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  550. Wiesner, J. (Jonas); Institut Zur Förderung Der Israelitischen Literatur. SCHOLIEN ZUM BABYLONISCHEN TALMUD. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Prag: S. Freund,, 1867. 1859-1867 Three quarter leather, large 8vo. 3 vols. In 1; 22 cm. In German. First Edition. Contents: Heft 1. Berachoth (1859, 159 p. ). Heft 2. Sabbath. (1862, 277 p. ) Heft 3. Erubin und Pesachim. (1867, 176 p. ) SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- Commentaries. Note(s): Heft 2. Has title: Scholien zum babylonischen Talmud, verfasst und mit Unterstützung des verehrlichen Instituts zur Förderung isr. Literatur. BOUND WITH: Duschak, Moritz; DIE BIBLISCH-TALMUDISCHE GLAUBENSLEHRE NEBST EINER DAZU GEHÖRIGEN BEILAGE ÜBER STAAT UND KIRCHE Breslau: W. Jacobsohn, 1885, 256 p.; Duschak, Moritz; DIE MORAL DER EVANGELIEN UND DES TALMUD: EINE VERGLEICHENDE STUDIE IM GEISTE UNSERER ZEIT. Breslau: W. Jacobsohn, 1885, 58 p.; Rabbinovicz, Raphael Nathan Nata; MAAMAR AL HADPASAT HA-TALMUD. Minkhen (Munchen): A. Huver, 1877. 132 p. Strack, Hermann Leberecht; PIRKE AVOT. DIE SPRUCHE DER VATER: EIN ETHISCHER MISCHNA-TRAKTAT. Karlsruhe: H. Reuther, 1882, 58 p. Some wear to spine leather. Handwritten list of contents on flyleaf. Ownership signature. Very good condition. (RAB-45-3) (ID #24691) $100.00.
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  552. Wohlgemuth, Joseph. DAS JUDISCHE RELIGIONSGESETZ IN JUDISCHER BELEUCHTUNG. HEFT 2 ONLY. Berlin, Buckdruckerei H. Itzkowski, 1912. Cloth, Later boards. 8vo, 116 pages. In German. "Wissenschaftliche Beilage zum Jahresbericht des Rabbiner-Semin ars zu Berlin fuer 1918/19." Heft 2 taken from the 1912 edition. Expertly rebound. Pages browned but not fragile; all text is clear. Good Condition. (SPEC23-8) (ID #4343) $65.00.
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  554. Wolf, B. Die Speisegesetze. Koeln, 1913. Cloth, 8vo. 160 Pages. In German. Text in German with some Hebrew. Contents: Einleitung. 1) Allgemeine Vorschriften über den Fleischgenuß 2. Das Salzen 3. Das Besehen der Pflanzenkost 4. Tierische Erzeugnisse 5. Allgemeine Bestimmungen, Trennung der Mahlzeiten, Berührung von Milch und Fleisch in kaltem Zustande, Berührung von scharfen Fleisch- und Milchspeisen, Mittelbare Berührung von Milch und Fleisch bei frischen und abgestandenen Speisen, Verwendbarkeit der Geschirre in denen vermischt wurde 6. Vermischung sonstiger verbotener Speisen mit erlaubten. Allgemeine Grundsätze, Besondere Bestimmungen 7. 8. Cenußverbote aus dem Pflanzenbereich 9. Vorbeugestimmungen der Weisen. Anhang. Wolf was a rabbi in Cologne. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Dietary laws. In good condition. (GER24-25) (ID #28754) $30.00.
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  556. Yehezkel, 1667?-1749. SH. U-T. KENESET YEHEZKEL. Altona: [Aaron B. Elijah Cohen & Ephraim B. Hayyim Hekscher], 1732. (FT) Hardcover, folio, 260 pages, 31 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Hebrew imprints -- Germany -- Altona. Title within ornamental border. Verso of title-page includes a diagram and a poem. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Back cover missing. Wear to binding. Repair to spine. Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-37-7) (ID #27629) $750.00. (GER-33-19)|• Bergel, Joseph. Studien ÜBER DIE NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN KENNTNISSE DER TALMUDISTEN. Leipzig; W. Friedrich, 1880. Paper wrappers. 8vo. IV, 102 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. “Studies on the knowledge of the natural sciences of the Talmud. ” Section titles of this volume: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Zoology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy. Joseph Bergel, a “Hungarian physician and author; born Sept. 2, 1802, at Prossnitz, died 1885 at Kaposvar. He was well versed in rabbinical and modern Hebrew literature, and attempted to introduce a new meter into Hebrew poetry in a work he published under the title "Pirke Leshon 'Eber" (Hebrew songs), Gross-Kanizsa, 1873. In the German language he wrote: "Studien über die Naturwissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse der Talmudisten, " Leipsic, 1880; "Die Eheverhältnisse der Alten Juden im Vergleich mit den Griechischen und Römischen, " ib. 1881; "Der Himmel und Seine Wunder, eine Archäologische Studie nach Alten Jüdischen Mythografien, " which was also published in Leipsic in the same year under the title "Mythologie der Alten Hebräer, " 1882. His most important work is "Die Medizin der Talmudisten" (Leipsic and Berlin, 1885), with an appendix on anthropology as it is found in ancient Hebrew writings. These works are not very profound, but they bring together a certain amount of useful information. Bergel also wrote "Geschichte der Juden in Ungarn, " published in 1879 in Hungarian and German. ” (Jewish Encyclopedia 1906) Subjects: Talmud. Paper wrappers soiled, with edges chipped. Light pencil marks on cover and title page, with stamp of Wilhelm Friedrich bookseller Leipzig on cover. Pages clean, edges chipped and worn. Good condition overall. (GER-33-19) (ID #28815) $60.00.
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  558. Maimonides, Moses; Joseph Zivi. DER COMMENTAR DES MAIMONIDES ZUM TRACTAT DEMAI: ARABISCHER TEXT MIT HEBRÄISCHER UEBERSETZUNG UND ANMERKUNGEN. MASEKHET DEMAI SERAH HA-RAV MOSHEH BEN-MAIMON = MASEKHET DEMAI 'IM PERUSH HA-RAV MOSHEH BEN MAIMON: YOSE RI'SHONAH LA'OR BI-LESHON 'ARAVI. Berlin, 1891. Berlin: s. N, 1891. Half Cloth. 8vo. 27, 43 pages. In German and Hebrew. Maimonides was a 12th century rabbinic authority, codifier, philosopher andd royal physician. During his life he lived in North Africa and Spain, where he was an important leader in various Jewish communities (EJ). OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (JTS). Lacks original covers, rebound in attractive modern wrappers. Some chipping to pages. Good condition (RAB-41-8). (ID #17269) $75.00.
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  560. Bamberger, Fritz. DAS SYSTEM DES MAIMONIDES: EINE ANALYSE DES MORE NEWUCHIM VOM GOTTESBEGRIFF AUS. Berlin: Schocken. 1935. Hardcover. 8vo. 137 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 – Dalalat al-hairin. “Born in Frankfurt, Bamberger [1902-1984] from 1926 to 1933 was a research fellow of the Akademie fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums and until 1938 occupied various teaching posts in Berlin. Emigrating from Germany to the United States, he became professor of philosophy at the College for Jewish Studies, Chicago, from 1939 to 1942, and was on the staff and later editor in chief of Coronet magazine from 1942 to 1961. He was a founder of the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles. From 1962 Bamberger was professor of intellectual history and assistant to the president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. His collection of Spinoziana was considered to be the finest private collection of its kind. ” (EJ, 2007) Top half inch of backstrip missing, boards rubbed, good condition. (GER-39-15) (ID #28938) $30.00.
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  562. (Maimonides Festschrift) Frankel, Zacharias; Heinemann, Isaak. MONATSSCHRIFT FÜR GESCHICHTE UND WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTUMS: MAIMONIDES - FESTSCHRIFT (VOLUME 79, NR. 2 MARCH/APRIL 1935). Breslau, 1935. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 208 pages. In German. From Shalom Spiegel's library, with bookplate. Special issue: Maimonides - Festschrift, includes writing by I. Elbogen, Heinz Wolff, Isaak Heinemann, Michael Guttmann, Nachum Wahrmann and others. Founded by Zacharias Frankel in 1851, The Monatschrift over the years was headed by editors which included Heinrich Graetz, Pinkus Frankl, Markus Brann, David Kaufmann, Isaak Heinemann, & Leo Baeck. Though founded by Frankel as a "Periodical for the religious interest of Judaism, " it soon became the most important forum for the history and science of Judaism. Probably because of its strictly scientific appraoch it was able to survivein the Nazi period until the end of 1939. The final monumental volume, editoed by Baeck in cooperation with Jewish scholars in Germany and abroad, appeared as a complet volume in October of 1939 and reached only a few subscribers (Burgers, n. D. ) Binding solid, original paper wrappers tanned but intact. Text in Very good + condition. (RAB-45-24) Ex-library with usual marks in later cloth. Defects as noted. (ID #24769) $50.00.
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  564. Joël, M. (Manuel). DIE RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE DES MOSE BEN MAIMON (MAIMONIDES) / VERHÄLTNISS ALBERT DES GROSSEN ZU MOSES MAIMONIDES: EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER MITTELALTERLICHEN PHILOSOPHIE. Breslau; Wilh. Gottl. Korn; Schletter'schen Buchhandlung, 1863. Clothbound. 4to. 50, 5, [1], XXVII pages. 27 cm. First edition. In German. Two volumes bound together in one. Title of the first volume translates as: “The religious philosophy of Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides). ” The second title translates as: “Relation of Albert the Great to Moses Maimonides: A contribution to the history of medieval philosophy. ” Manuel Joel, a German rabbi (1826-1890), “son of Rabbi Heimann Joël of Birnbaum. In 1849 he went to the University of Berlin to study classical philology and philosophy. In 1852 Joël passed his examination as "Oberlehrer, " and took the Ph. D. Degree at Halle in 1854. In that year he accepted a call to the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau, where he taught for nine years. In 1864 he was appointed successor to Abraham Geiger, rabbi of the Breslau congregation. … Joël turned his attention to Maimonides, devoting two papers to him, one being a comprehensive account of Maimonides' system ("Die Religionsphilosophie des Moses ben Maimon, " in the Breslau Jew. Theol. Seminary Program of 1859; reprinted in "Beiträge, " i. ), the other proving him to be one of the sources of Albertus Magnus ("Verhältniss Albert des Grossen zu Maimonides, " in the Breslau Jew. Theol. Seminary Program of 1863; reprinted in his "Beiträge, " i. ). ” (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Religion -- Philosophy. Philosophy, Jewish -- Medieval. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193? -1280. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Former copy of Abram Samuel Isaacs, a later nineteenth century American Rabbi and professor of Hebrew and German Literature. Covers worn at edges, lightly soiled. Endpages chipped at edges. Original wrappers worn and soiled. Pages lightly aged and lightly soiled throughout, with some creases in first signature, but overall in excellent condition and quite clean. Very good condition. (GER-36-32) (ID #28883) $250.00.
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  566. Meiri, Menahem Ben Solomon; Chanoch Albeck. SEFER BET HA-BEHIRAH `AL MASEKHET YEVAMOT. Berlin: Ts. H. Itskovski. 1922. Cloth. (FT) 4to. Viii, 465 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Yevamot - commentaries. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. A member of the anti-Maimonides faction, Meiri (1249-1316) was born and lived in Perpignan, Provence, and was a member of an important family. He corresponded with Solomon ben Abraham Adret, though Meiri did not completely support restriction of thought and inquiry, as his acquaintance did; he himself had a great interest in secular studies. Meiri was influential due to an "extraordinary literary fecundity" and his ability to synthesize the work of others into a unified Jewish culture. Due to the length of his writings, many works were not published until even the 20th century. Bet ha-behirah took him more than a decade to write, and is an incredibly dense study of the Talmud. He also, among other things, commentaries on Proverbs and Psalms, a commentary on the Haggadah, and Sefer ha-Middot, a guide to conduct. (Ta-Shma, EJ) Some pages tanned, bumped corners, bookplate, front hinge repaired, good condition. (RAB-20-19) (ID #21778) $30.00.
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  568. Lerner, Ralph. MAIMONIDES' VORBILDER MENSCHLICHER VOLLKOMMENHEIT: VORTRAG GEHALTEN IN DER CARL FRIEDRICH VON SIEMENS STIFTUNG AM 6. MAI 1993. München, Carl Friedrich Von Siemens Stiftung, 1993. 1st Edition. Paperback, Very Good Condition.; 12mo; 48 pages; In German. Themen, 63. (GER-37-38) (ID #8287) $25.00.
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  570. Moses Maimonides; Gotthold Weil. ÜBER DIE LEBENSDAUER. Basel, Karger, 1953. Staples, 8vo. 59 pages. In very good condition. (MX17-11) (ID #21491) $40.00.
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  572. Moses Maimonides; Gotthold Weil. ÜBER DIE LEBENSDAUER: EIN UNEDIERTES RESPONSUM. Basel, Karger, 1953. Paper Wrappers, Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 59 pages. Title translates to English as, "About Life: An Unedited Response." In German with some Hebrew. In very good condition. (MX17-11A) (ID #27746) $40.00.
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  574. Bacher, Wilhelm. Die Agada Der Gelehrten: Beitrag Zur Geschichte Der Anonymen Agada. Budapest, [Adolf Alkalay], 1914. Later Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 104 pages. 22 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “The Legends of the Scholars: Essay on the History of Anonymous Legends. ” Includes bibliographical references. Text clear and bright. Good condition. (GER-32-6) (ID #28776) $45.00.
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  576. Bergmann, Juda. DIE LEGENDEN DER JUDEN. Berlin, A. Schwetschke & Sohn, 1919. 1st Edition. Cloth, Edgewear to boards, lacks much of spine, internally Very Good+ Condition; 8vo; 166 pages; 24 cm. Contents include: Das Wesen und Werden der Legende; Die Lieblinge Gottes; Die Wundertater; Engel und Damonen; Der Fromme und die Tiere; Von den Toten; Der Prophet Elia; Die Himmelsstimm e; etc. Also includes endnotes and an index. (GER-37-69) (ID #6292) $35.00.
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  578. Bernhard Kuttner. JÜDISCHE SAGEN UND LEGENDEN FÜR JUNG UND ALT. Frankfurt Am Main, J. Kauffmann, 1902. Cloth, 8vo. 72 Pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Legends, Jewish.  OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Front cover board detached. In fair condition. (GER24-8) (ID #25551) $30.00.
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  580. Eliasberg, Alexander. SAGEN POLNISCHER JUDEN. München; G. Müller, 1916. Hardbound. 8vo. 220 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “Tales of the Polish Jews”. Alexander Eliasberg (1878-1924) was a Russian-Jewish translator, historian, editor, and writer, who contributed greatly, since his emigration to Munich in 1905, to the reception and publishing of Russian and Yiddish writers. He was the translator into German of various canonical Russian novelists of the 19th century, including Dostoyevsky, Gogol, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. This volume deals with the world of Chasidic tales as they were to be found in Poland in the late 19th century. Subjects: Jews -- Folklore. Jews -- Poland. Slight tear at bottom of backstrip. Covers lightly faded. Pages lightly aged but in clean and near fine condition. Very good + condition. (GER-36-24) (ID #28875) $45.00.
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  582. Freund, Leopold. BLÜTHEN VON DEN GEFILDEN JUDA'S. TRADUKTIONEN UND VERSIONEN AUF DEM GEBIETE DES JÜDISCHEN SCHRIFTTHUMS. Budapest; Selbstverlag Des Verfassers, 1882. Later cloth. 8vo. XIV, [1], 150, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Later black cloth with elaborate gilt lettering on spine and original cover pastedown. Approximate translation of title: ”Flowers from the fields of Judah. ” Contents: Prologue - folk wisdom and proverbs - moral parable and poetry - Worldly wisdom, Dietary rules - astrology, meteorology, horoscope - epigrams, riddles, puns and fixed vocal prayer - blessing and cursing speeches - epilogue - opportunities. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Corners lightly bumped, pages lightly aged. Pages 129-131 bumped, with slight tears at edges, all other pages in near fine condition. Very good+ condition. (GER-33-33) (ID #28829) $50.00.
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  584. Gesellschaft Für Jüdische Volkskunde. MITTEILUNGEN DER GESELLSCHAFT FÜR JÜDISCHE VOLKSKUNDE HEFT 2. New York; Johnson Reprint Corp. 1964. FT) Softbound. 8vo. 89 pages. 21 cm. In German. Reprint of the 1898 volume of the Vienna journal. “Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Jüdische Volkskunde”, or, “Announcements of the Society for Jewish folklore”, ran from 1898-1904, ceasing with number 32. Heft (Bulletin) number two, here, includes a members directory, questions, an essay on fairy tales and legends of German Jews, a linguistics chart of Russian-Jewish by Leo Wiener, amongst other sections. “In 1898, Max Grunwald (1871–1953), a rabbi living in Hamburg and then Vienna, established the Gesellschaft für Jüdische Volkskunde, Mitteilungen (der Gesellschaft) für Jüdische Volkskunde (1898–1929) and Museum für Jüdische Volkskunde, having issued a call to collect materials and a questionnaire in 1896. Grunwald hoped that Jewish Volkskunde would preserve a record of a disappearing way of life and, by demonstrating the beauty of traditions and encouraging their revival, help stem the tide of assimilation; he also hoped that by showing the connectedness of Jews to other peoples and their universal values, Jewish Volkskunde might counteract anthropological characterizations of Jews as an immutable and degenerate race. ” (from the YIVO encyclopedia 2010). Subjects: Jews -- Folklore -- Periodicals. Jews -- Social life and customs -- Periodicals. Covers aged and faded at edges, pages lightly aged in margins, very clean. Very good + condition (GER-33-13) (ID #28809) $50.00.
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  586. Olsvanger, Immanuel. AUS DER VOLKSLITERATUR DER OSTJUDEN: SCHWÄNKE, ERZÄHLUNGEN, SPRICHWÖRTER UND RÄTSEL. Basel; Schweizerischen Gesellschaft Für Volkskunde, 1920. Paper wrappers. 8vo. XXXVIII, 299 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German and Yiddish. Title translates as “From the folk literature of the East European Jews: Anecdotes, stories, proverbs and riddles. ” Printed under the auspices of the Swiss Commission for Jewish Folklore. Immanuel Olsvanger, 1888-1961, was a Jewish folklorist, translator, journalist and Zionist activist. His collections of Yiddish anecdotes, stories, proverbs and songs, transcribed into Latin script from Lithuanian Yiddish, has experienced numerous editions. The volume was conceived as a German language accessible collection of Yiddish tales. Subjects: Folk tales, Jewish. Folk songs, Jewish. Wit and humor, Jewish. Riddles, Jewish. Yiddish literature (Collections) Jewish folk literature. Entire volume has bumped and lightly aged edges, some folds at corners, but quite clean and crisp. Good condition. (GER-33-24) (ID #28820) $70.00.
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  588. Bloch, Philipp. DIE KABBALAH AUF IHREM HOHEPUNKT UND IHRE MEISTER. Pressburg, Adolf Alkalay & Sohn, 1905. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 46 pages. Schriften der "Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. " Missing cover and flyleaf. Wear to binding and back cover. Brown, stained pages. (MX-31-10) (ID #21422) $50.00.
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  590. Gershom Gerhard Scholem. URSPRUNG UND ANFANGE DER KABBALA. Berlin, 1962. Hardcover, 8vo, viii, 434 pages. In German. Series: Studia judaica. Bd. 3. Scholem (1898-1982) was “the most important scholar of Jewish mysticism and a towering figure in Jewish intellectual life. Born to an assimilated family in Berlin, he was attracted in his youth to Judaism and Zionism and studied major Hebrew Jewish texts and Kabbalah by himself. After completing a Ph. D. Thesis in 1923 on Sefer ha-Bahir, he arrived in Israel, and taught at the Hebrew University, becoming the first professor to devote all his studies and teaching to the topic of Jewish mysticism. His achievement in surveying all the major stages and writings belonging to this topic is staggering. In the difficult times of the 1920s and 1930s, he traveled to all the major European libraries and systematically studied all the available manuscripts. In 1939 he delivered a series of lectures in New York, which became the first comprehensive analysis of the historical and phenomenological aspects of the entire range of Jewish mysticism: Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, which is also his most influential and widely read book. One of the chapters of this book, dealing with the Heikhalot literature, was complemented by a collection of studies printed in New York, under the title Jewish Gnosticism, Merkabah Mysticism, and the Talmudic Tradition… Scholem was widely recognized as the leading scholar in Judaica in the 20th century and was accorded numerous prizes and honorary titles, among them the Israel Prize, the Bialik Prize, and the Rothschild Prize, and served as the head of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities. He wrote an autobiography, From Berlin to Jerusalem, and corresponded with many persons, including Walter Benjamin. Several monographs have been dedicated to his life and thought: e. G. David Biale, Gershom Scholem, Kabbalah and Counter-History, and Joseph Dan, Gershom Scholem and the Mystical Dimension of Jewish History. His rich library is indubitably the best one in the field of Jewish mysticism, and it became part of the Jewish National and University Library, serving as a major resource for studies in the field. A catalogue raisonne of his library has been printed in two volumes, edited by Joseph Dan and Esther Liebes, The Library of Gershom Scholem on Jewish Mysticism” (Idel in EJ, 2007). Chipping and light staining to edges of dust jacket. Light wear. Otherwise, good condition. (HEB-17-6) (ID #26721) $35.00. (RAB-44-3) |• Wiener, M. DIE LYRIK DER KABBALAH; EINE ANTHOLOGIE. Wien, R. Lowit Verlag,, 1920. Hardcover, 8vo, 188 pages, 23 cm. In German. Series: His Die geistliche Lyrik der Juden; Variation: Wiener, M.; (Meir), 1893-1941. Geistliche Lyrik der Juden. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. Jewish religious poetry. Weiner (1893–1941) was a “poet, novelist, and literary critic. Born in Cracow, Wiener received a traditional and secular education and was influenced by his tutor, Ben-Zion Rappaport…. Until his departure for the Soviet Union he wrote mostly in German, including Messias, a collection of mystical meditative elegies; Die Lyrik der Kabbalah, a selection of Hebrew religious poetry in free translation with introductory notes…. He attempted to define Jewish identity and destiny while vacillating between spiritual Zionism and Martin Buber 's teaching on the one hand, and social political radicalism and expressionistic trends in art and literature on the other. He probed deeply into traditional Hebrew poetry and Jewish mysticism and their human and religious significance for modern people in general, and the Jews in particular. His personal and ideological disappointments, lack of a sense of mission, and absence of a place in the intellectual life in Western and Central Europe, as well as his contacts with leftist circles in Berlin and Vienna, including Soviet Yiddish authors Leyb Kvitko and Der Nister, caused him to immigrate to the Soviet Union, where he concentrated his energy and talents on Yiddish literature. His main work there was devoted to the research and publications of the Jewish scientific institutes in Kharkov, Kiev, and Moscow in the 1920s and 1930s, where he also played an important role as counselor, editor, and teacher. He headed the Department of Yiddish Language and Literature at Moscow State Pedagogical Institute and directed and participated in the editing of Yiddish literature ranging from folk-song collections and the anonymous comedy Di Genarte Velt, to the writings of Solomon Ettinger, Israel Axenfeld, Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh, and Sholem Aleichem. His editions have served as models ever since; his prefaces to these editions were collected along with additional articles and published in his book Tsu der Geshikhte fun der Yidisher Lite ratur in Nayntsentn Yorhundert…. Despite his declared allegiance to Marxist criticism, he had to defend himself in 1932 against critics who accused him of ‘dangerous deviationism. ’” (Shmeruk and Krutikov in EJ, 2007). Tear to cover binding. Light wear to edges and corners. Light wear to binding. Very good condition. (RAB-44-3) (ID #24711) $45.00.
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  592. Verband Der Deutschen Juden. FELDGEBETBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHEN MANNSCHAFTEN DES HEERES FELDGEBETBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHEN MANNSCHAFTEN DES HEERES FELDGEBETBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHEN MANNSCHAFTEN DES HEERES. Berlin; H. Itzkowski, 1916. (FT) Paper wrappers. 16mo. 31, 33 pages. 14 cm. Second edition. In German and Hebrew. Black leatherette over wraps, staple bound. Title translates as: “Jewish Prayerbook for the Infantry of the Army.” This Hebrew and German Tefillot Siddur was published yearly throughout the first world war in Berlin by the Association for German Jews; ostensibly given to thousands of German Jewish soldiers. Contains daily prayers and prayers for festivals and celebrations throughout the year (the first edition, 1914, was limited in the amount of celebrations expected to be necessary; the duration of the war forced a longer prayer book to be adopted. ). Subjects: Judaism -- Germany -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jewish soldiers -- Prayers and devotions. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (HUC, Harvard, National Library of Israel, StaatsBiblio zu Berlin). A very clean copy, with lightly worn covers, bumped corners, and aged pages. Very good condition. (GER-38-3) (ID #28912) $100.00.
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  594. MOAUS ZUR; EIN CHANUKKAHBUCH. Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1918. Stiff Wrappers, Small chip at spine, some wear, Good Condition; Small 8vo; 144 pages (GER-37-77) (ID #4358) $35.00.
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  596. Ascher, M. DER SABBAT. Amsterdam, Weltverbandes Für Sabbathschutz, 1932. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages. 21 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “The Sabbath. ” SUBJECT (S): Sabbath (Jewish law). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Closed tear to back cover corner. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (GER-32-15) (ID #28784) $30.00.
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  598. Ormann, Gustav. DAS SÜNDENBEKENNTNIS DES VERSÖHNUNGSTAGES, SEIN AUFBAU UND SEINE ENTWICKLUNG, IN VERBINDUNG MIT GENIZA-TEXTEN UNTERSUCHT. Frankfurt, [Droller], 1934. Paper Wraps. 8vo. Vii, 36 pages. 24 cm. In German with some Hebrew. Nazi-era imprint. Dissertation: Inaug. --Bonn. Title translates to English as, “The Confession of Yom Kippur, its Structure and its Evolution, Studied in Connection with Geniza Texts. ” SUBJECT (S): Confession (Liturgy) -- Judaism. Title Subject: Mahzor. Yom Kippur. Vita. Bibliography: page vii. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Lacks backstrip and back cover. Front cover chipping at edges with tear along top of spine, but all text is clear. Internal pages darkened at edges, but still nice. Good+ condition. (SPEC-14-4). (ID #26445) $30.00.
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  600. Zunz, Leopold. DIE GOTTESDIENSTLICHEN VORTRÄGE DER JUDEN HISTORISCH ENTWICKELT; EIN BEITRAG ZUR ALTERTHUMSKUNDE UND BIBLISCHEN KRITIK, ZUR LITERATUR- UND RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE. Frankfurt A. /M, 1892. Frankfurt a. M. J. Kauffmann, 1892. 2nd Edition. Three quarter Leather, 8vo, xvi, 516 pages. 23 cm. In German. Bibliography on pages [497]-498. This second edition is "nach dem Handexemplar des Verfassers berichtigte und mit einem Register vermehrte Auflage, im Auftrage der Zunz-Stiftung hrsg. Von Dr. N. Brüll. " Leopold Zunz (1794-1886) was the founding father of the 'Wissenschaft des Judentums. ' This book deals with biblical interpretation and homiletics from the Bible up to his own time. It is still a standard work. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy. Judaism -- History of doctrines. Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Judaism -- Works to 1900. Jews -- Antiquities. Worship -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Sholem Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Lacks backstrip (spine covering), otherwise Good Condition. (RAB-48-16) (ID #16851) $60.00.
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  602. Auerbach, B. H. (Rabbi Tzvi Binyomin). BERIT AVRAHAM: SEDER HA-MILAH... 1860. Frankfurt am Main, No Publisher. Cloth, 8vo, vi, 122 pages. 21 cm. In Hebrew & German, with added title page and table of contents in German as well. SUBJECT(S): Circumcision. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Columbia, Harvard, Florida), none east of Florida. Rabbi Tzvi Binyomin Auerbach of Halberstadt was notorious for partially forging Sefer HaEshkol. Scarce. Lacks backstrip (spine covering), some foxing, paper and binding Good Condition. (RAB-21-36) (ID #21189) $150.00.
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  604. [Heidenheim, Wolf Ben Simson]. GEBETBUCH AM SCHABUOTFEST: MIT DEUTSCHER UEBERSETZUNG, NEBST NEUEN GEBETEN. Sulzbach; H. Frankschen, 1845. Clothbound. 12mo. 200, 22 pages.19 cm. In Hebrew and German. Title translates as: “Prayer book for the Feast of Weeks: with German Translation along with new Prayers. ” Wolf Ben Simson Heidenheim (Benjamin Ze'ev; 1757–1832), was a Hebrew grammarian, masoretic scholar, exegete, and commentator on the liturgy. This volume constitutes one of the many prayer books for the high holidays published posthumously in Sulzbach in 1845. Subjects: Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. Shavu`oth (Feast of Weeks) OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Gordon Libr, Gratz College). Covers worn and soiled, bumped edges, backstrip shaken, bottom third of backstrip absent. Pages aged, lightly foxed, but clean and crisp throughout. Good condition. (GER-38-10) (ID #28919) $100.00.
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  606. Landau, M. I. (Moses Israel). DIE ALTEN GEBETE DER ISRAELITEN / SEDER `IYUN TEFILAH: KOLEL HA-TEFILOT MI-KOL HA-SHANAH. Prague: M. I. Landau, 1839. (FT) Clothbound. 16mo. 397 pages. 17 cm. First edition. Hebrew and German in parallel columns. Title translates as: “Ancient Prayers of the Israelites: Ordered Prayer Study: Daily prayers for the entire year. ” Translated and explained, with notes, by Moses Israel Landau: “Austrian printer, publisher, and lexicographer; born Dec. 28, 1788, at Prague; died there May 4, 1852; grandson of Ezekiel Landau. After finishing his studies at a yeshibah of his native town he established a Hebrew and Oriental printing-press in Prague, which became important in the annals of Hebrew typography. In 1819 he was elected superintendent of the Jewish school in Prague, and shortly afterward was made one of the board of directors of the Jewish community. He was elected alderman ("Stadtverordneter") in 1849, and a member of the city council ("Stadtrath") in 1850. Landau began his literary career by publishing a volume of poems entitled "Amaranten" in 1820. He followed this up in 1824 with his almanac for the friends of Hebrew literature, entitled "Bikkure ha-'Ittim. " As a preparation for his Aramaic-Talmudic dictionary Landau published his book on the "Geist und Sprache der Hebräer nach dem Zweiten Tempelbau, " Prague, 1822 (part i. history of language; part ii. chrestomathy from the Talmud, Zohar, and Midrashim). In 1819 he had begun a new edition of the "'Aruk" of R. Nathan of Rome, to which he added Benjamin Mussafia's "Mussaf he-'Aruk. " His "Rabbinisch-Aramäisches Wörterbuch zum Verständnis des Talmuds, der Targumim und Midraschim" (Prague, 1819-24; 2d ed. Ib. 1834-35) contains valuable observations and numerous treatises of philosophical, historical, archeological, and geographical character. Landau's collection of all the foreign words found in Rashi (on the Bible and Talmud), in the Tosafot, in Maimonides, and in Rosh, is of lasting value. The work, entitled "Marpe Lashon, " was published first in his edition of the Mishnah (Prague, 1829-31), then in the editions of the Talmud (ib. 1829-31 and 1839-45) and in his edition of the Bible (ib. 1833-37). It has also appeared separately (Odessa, 1865), with notes by Dormitzer. Landau's chief merit as a typographer is due to the fact that he always personally supervised the correction of the works published in his establishment, so that they issued from the press with scarcely a fault. In his will Landau left his Hebrew library to the orphan asylum established by him, and his other Oriental works to a Jewish theological seminary to be founded in the future. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Daily prayers. German & Hebrew; Siddur. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Binding repaired. Cloth worn. Pages clean and fresh, with a light stain in bottom portion of last 50 pages. Page 386 previously repaired with tape. Good condition. (GER-38-31) (ID #29034) $75.00.
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  608. Heinrich, Pinkas. FRAGMENT EINES GEBETBUCHES AUS YEMEN. Vienna,, 1902. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Fragment of a Prayer Book from Yemen. ” Cover subtitle: “Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der jüdischen und jüdisch-arabischen Synagogalpoesie und zur Kenntnis der arabischen Vulgärdialects in Yemen. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der philosophischen Doctorwürde an der I. Section der philosophischen Facultät Zürich” [A contribution to the history of Jewish and Jewish-Arab Synagogalpoesie and knowledge of Arab vernacular dialects in Yemen. Inaugural-Dissertation for Doctor of philosophical dignity to the First Section of the philosophical faculty of Zurich]. SUBJECT (S): Jews. Hebrew poetry. Jews -- Yemen (Republic). Arabic language -- Dialects -- Yemen (Republic). Pages lightly tanned, some chipping/closed tears at edges, with no loss of text. Good condition. (SEF37-13) (ID #28473) $50.00.
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  610. Hubscher, Jakob. DAS KADDISCH-GEBET: DESSEN SINN, BEDEUTUNG UND TENDENZ. Berlin, Selbstverlag Des Verfassers, 1912. Paper Wrappers, Small 8vo; 47 pages;Later paper wrappers, inscription, waterdamaged, but paper is very solid; Scarce (GR-2-21) (ID #4906) $50.00.
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  612. Jampel, Sigmund, Rabbi. ESTHER UND PURIM IM LICHTE DER GESCHICHTE. Berlin, H. Itzkowski, 1911. 1st Edition (?). Paper Wrappers, Light wear to covers, Very Good Condition.; 8vo; 27 pages; Jampel was Rabbi at Schwedt am Domau. (GR-2-15) (ID #6709) $40.00.
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  614. Perles, J. (Joseph). DIE LEICHENFEIERLICHKEITEN IM NACHBIBLISCHEN JUDENTHUME. EINE ARCHAEOLOGISCHE STUDIE. Breslau, Verlag Der Schletter'schen., Paper Wrappers, Some wear, Good Condition; 8vo; 32 pages; Funeral rites and ceremonies. "Seperat-Abdruck aus dem X. Jahrgange der Frankel'schen Monatsschrift. " (GR-2-22) (ID #4808) $40.00.
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  616. Posner, Arthur. FREITAGE ABENDGEBETE: ÜBERSETZT, SOWIE SACHLICH UND SPRACHLICH ERLÄUTERT. Bratislava, Selbstverlag, 1929. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo; 81 pages; " Sonderabdruck einer Aufsatzreihe, die 1928 im Jüdischen Familienblatt, Bratislava erschienen ist. " Guido Kisch's copy. Spine repair, paper browning but good. (GR-2-14) (ID #6365) $30.00.
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  618. Seligmann, Caesar. DENKSCHRIFT ZU DEM AUFTRAG DER ISRAEL. GEMEINDE IN FRANKFURT A. M.; BEARBEITETEN NEUEN ISRAELITISCHEN GEBETBUCH. Frankfurt A. M.; Voigt & Gleiber, 1912. Paper wrappers. 12mo. 70 pages. 19 cm. Only edition. In German. “Memorandum on behalf of the Jewish Community in Frankfurt A. M.; new Israelite prayer book edited. ” Caesar Seligmann was rabbi of the Jewish community from 1903 to 1932, and was one of the leading protagonists of the Jewish Reform Movement at the beginning of the 20th century. Seligmann was born in 1860 of an old rabbinical family in Landau in the Pfalz region. He was ordained as a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslaw, and graduated in Halle. After preaching from 1889 to 1902 at the "Tempel", a liberal synagogue in Hamburg, he was called to Frankfurt in 1903, where his task was to revitalise the somewhat depleted Jewish Reform Movement. While in Frankfurt Seligmann became the leader of the religious liberal movement in Germany. He first wrote a new liberal prayerbook for the Frankfurt community, then a unified prayerbook for liberal Jewish synagogue services. He founded the periodical "Liberal Judaism" and took a major part in the unifying of liberals throughout Germany. In 1912 he published the "Guidelines" which set out to provide the foundations and future plans for a new Judaism based on spiritual liberalism. The "Guidelines" aroused vigorous dissent within the community and it proved impossible to incorporate them into daily religious life. He retired in 1932. He managed to emigrate to England in 1939. In London he became cofounder of a community of emigre Frankfurt Jews, and died there in 1950. His many published works include essays, sermons, and lectures, his annotated edition of the Pesach Haggadah, and his principal work, the "History of the Jewish Reform Movement" printed in 1922. (Infobank Judengasse Frankfurt am Main) Subjects: Jews -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- History -- Sources. Israelitische Gemeinde, Frankfurt am Main. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Covers lightly soiled, with small tears at backstrip. Pages soiled at edges, endpapers lightly soiled. Pages lightly yellowed with age, some light soiling at edges of margins, very few light pencil marks in margins. Very good condition. (GER-33-27) (ID #28823) $110.00.
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  620. Wolff, Lion. HOCHZEITS-AGENDE: NEBST ANHANG: TRAUUNGS-AGENDE. Breslau; Wilh. Jacobsohn & Co. 1885. Clothbound. 8vo. 109, [3] pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. Title translates as: “Wedding-Liturgy; with appendix on Agendas for Weddings. ” Rabbi Lion Wolff (1845-1934) was for twenty five years the Rabbi at the Congregation Tempelburg in Pomerania. His retirement from the congregation was widely celebrated as at the time he was the oldest Rabbi in all of Germany. He was also known for his writing on pedagogy. Subjects: Jewish marriage customs and rites. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Covers soiled, endpages lightly soiled, pages lightly aged, edges lightly bumped, however, pages clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-38-9) (ID #28918) $50.00.
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  622. Zunz, Leopold. ISRAEL'S GOTTESDIENSTLICHE POESIE: VORTRAG GEHALTEN AM 11. JANUAR 1870. Berlin, A. Asher & Co. 1870. Staplebound paper wraps. 8vo. 14 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Israel's Liturgical Poetry: Paper Presented on 11 January 1870.” Zunz was a German Reform rabbi and writer, the founder of what has been termed the "Science of Judaism, ” the critical investigation of Jewish literature, hymnology and ritual. Zunz's historical investigations and contemporary writings had an important influence on contemporary Judaism. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Front cover darkened and chipping at edges, detached but present. Internal pages are darkended at edges and chipping, but all text is clear. Good condition. (SPEC16-29). (ID #26843) $75.00.
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  624. Zunz, Leopold. DIE GOTTESDIENSTLICHEN VORTRÄGE DER JUDEN, HISTORISCH EN WICKELT. EIN BEITRAG ZUR ALTERTHUMSKUNDE UND BIBLISCHEN KRITIK, ZUR LITERATUR-UND RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE. Berlin, 1832. 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) Previous owners' signatures on inside front cover and title page. Wear and damp stain to covers, spine chipped. Previous repair with black cloth tape on top section of spine. Binding tight. Text in very good condition. (RAB-48-14) (ID #24766) $350.00.
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  626. Jacobson, Bernhard S. PESAH: ARBEITSPLAN UND STOFFSAMMLUNG. Hamburg, Tenuat Tora Wa'awoda in Deutschland, 1936. Paper wrappers, Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 47 pages. In German with some Hebrew on cover. Passover preparation guide published in Germany during Hitler's reign. SUBJECT(S): Passover - customs and practices. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Covers worn with small chip to front, no loss of text. Very Good condition. (MX-21-12) (ID #27757) $60.00.
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  628. Joseph Ben David; Of Leipnik. Green, Aaron Asher. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: ALTONA, GERMANY, 1738. Tel Aviv: W. Turnowsky, 1987. (ft) Hardcover, 4to, 62 pages, all color facsims. Text in Hebrew; rubrics in Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Colophon title. Spine title: Hagadah. Caption title: Zeh ha-seder Hagadah shel Pesah. Accompanied by reprinted text of English translation of the Haggadah by Aaron Asher Green, London, 1898; and by one folded manuscript description sheet with text in English and Hebrew. Issued in slipcase. Excellent condition. (ART-3-16A) (ID #25857) $100.00.
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  630. Khvol’son, D. A. (Daniil Avraamovich). DAS LETZTE PASSAMAHL CHRIST UND DER TAG SEINES TODES, NACH DEN IN ÜBEREINSTIMMUNG GEBRACHTEN BERICHTEN DER SYNOPTIKER UND DES EVANGELIUM JOHANNIS. Leipzig; H. Haessel, 1908. Paper wrappers. Folio. XI, 190 pages. 34 cm. Second edition. In German, with Hebrew, Greek, Arabic. Title translates as: “The last Passover meal of Christ and the day of his death, according to the report of the Synoptics put into accordance with the Gospel of John. ” Anastatic reprint of the edition of 1892, with three supplements, containing additions and improvements of the author. D. A. Chwolson (Daniel Avraamovich Khvolson, 1819–1911) was a Russian Orientalist. “Chwolson was born of poor, devout Jewish parents in Vilna. In 1841 he went to Breslau, where Abraham *Geiger befriended him and helped him prepare for matriculation at the university. Later he returned to Russia, settling in St. Petersburg. In 1855 Chwolson became a convert of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was then appointed professor of Hebrew, Syriac, and Chaldaic philology at the University of St. Petersburg, and three years later he was given the corresponding chair at both the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic theological academies in the same city. In this triple capacity he taught practically every eminent Semitic scholar in Russia during the second half of the 19th century and after. Among his disciples were the greatest Russian Orientalists. Despite his conversion, Chwolson remained well disposed toward Jews and Judaism and retained his friendship with many eminent Jewish scholars and leaders. He was particularly welcome in Jewish Orthodox circles because of his frequent intervention on their behalf when government officials threatened the yeshivot or the publication of the Talmud. “Das letzte Passahmahl Christi und der Tag seines Todes” (1892), while meant as an answer to antisemitic accusations, is a learned and detailed investigation of the circumstances of Jesus' trial and condemnation. In it Chwolson attempted to prove that Jesus was sentenced to death by the Sadducean high court and that therefore the Pharisees and masses of Jews bear no guilt. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica). “The deep-rooted belief that Jesus was crucified by the Jews being the principal cause of the prejudice against them on the part of the Christians, Chwolson, in a dissertation entitled "Poslyedniyaya Paskhalnaya Vecherya Isusa Christa I Den yevo Smerti, " in "Christianskoe Chtenie, " St. Petersburg, 1875 (German translation, "Das Letzte Passamal Christi, " ib. 1892), shows the groundlessness of this belief. He points out that the proceedings of the trial and condemnation of Jesus, as related in the Gospels, were in violation of the rabbinical laws, and consequently could not have been conducted by a Jewish tribunal. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Last Supper. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. Jesus Christ - Chronology. Bible. N. T. Gospels - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. N. T. Gospels - Chronology. Covers worn and soiled, with edges chipped. Back cover detached and missing upper third. Pages soiled in margins, but clean and fresh. Outer edges bumped with some tears. Last page torn, affecting text on page 189-190. Fair condition. (GER-38-15) (ID #28924) $200.00.
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  632. Gitelsohn, Dr. S. DIE CIVIL-GESETZE DER KARÄER VON SAMUEL AL-MAGREBI. Loius Lamm, Berlin, 1904. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 27 + 42+1 page. Interesting work on the civil laws of the Karaites. Karaite Judaism or Karaism is a Jewish movement characterized by the sole reliance on the Tanakh as scripture and the rejection of the Mishnah and the Talmud. Text in German, English, Hebrew and Arabic. Light Wear. About Very Good Condition. (RAB-33-20) (ID #24470) $135.00.
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  634. Neubauer, Adolf. AUS DER PETERSBURGER BIBLIOTHEK. BEITRÄGE UND DOCUMENTE ZUR GESCHICHTE DES KARÄERTHUMS UND DER KARÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Leipzig, 1866. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1866. Half cloth; 12mo. X, 150, [66] pages. In German and Hebrew. Series: Schriften (Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur). Includes: Sefer Apiryon `asah lo and Sefer Levush Malkhut, 66 pages at end. Includes bibliographical references. Neubauer was a Hungarian scholar, author, librarian, and bibliographer. He settled in England and became librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, which he enriched by judicious purchases, particularly from the Cairo Genizah. He authored many books and contributed a stream of articles, notes, and book reviews to most of the learned Jewish (and many non-Jewish) periodicals of his time. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Karaitic literature. Karaites. OCLC lists one copy worldwide of this edition (NY Public Library). Boards edgeworn. Rear flyleaf has 1-1/2" chip. Text in very good condition. (GER-4-15) (ID #16569) $100.00.
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  636. Solomon Ben Abraham, 1610?-Ca. 1683.?. SEFER RATSUF AHAVAH VE-HU MAHBERET BE’UR DIBURE HA-TOSAFOT HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-INYAN DERASHA... ASHER HIBARTI SHELOMOH ALGAZI. Frankfurt De-Odrah: Yohanan Kristif Bekman,, 1692. 452 [1691 or 1692]. Cloth, 8vo, 104 leaves. 22 cm. Subject (s): Tosafot -- Early works to 1800. Aggada -- Early works to 1800. Homiletical illustrations, Jewish -- Early works to 1800. Other titles: Ahavat Olam; Apiryon Shelomoh. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. JTS keeps their copy, which lacks the final 4 leaves, in their rare book room. Bit of margin wear to first and final leaves, minor worming here and there, otherwise a nice copy. (HEB-37-12) (ID #27637) $425.00.
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  638. Flesch, H. VIER REDEN. Bratislava, Adolf Alkalay & Sohn, 1901. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 32 pages. 24 cm. In German. Title translates to “Four Speeches. ” CONTENTS: Israels Trost [Israel's Consolation] --- Es werde Licht [Let There Be Light] --- Wahre Elternliebe [True Parental Love] --- Lebensregel [A Rule of Life]. Dedicated to Rabbi Leo Munk on his 25th anniversary in office. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Covers worn with some chipping at edges. Internal pages are somewhat darkened, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (GER-32-25) (ID #28794) $100.00.
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  640. Nobel, Josef. THABOR: BETRACHTUNGEN ÜBER DIE HAFTARAS VOM GANZEN JAHRE. Frankfurt A. M.: J. Kauffman, 1899. Cloth. 8vo. Vi, 352 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons; Sermons, German. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Wear to cover and binding. Slight chippings on bottom and top edges of cover binding. Inscription on inside cover from Mr. Krug. Otherwise, good condition. (K-MX2-2) (ID #21412) $30.00.
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  642. Jellinek, Adolph. AUS DER WIENER ISRAELITISCHEN CULTUSGEMEINDE 5624: SIEBEN ZEIT-PREDIGTEN. Wien, 1864. Wien: Hertzfeld & Bauer,1864. Bound in later cloth, 90 pages.19 cm. In German. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, German. Jewish sermons -- Austria -- Vienna. OCLC lists 5 holdings worldwide (OSU, U of Amsterdam, Bayerische Staatsbib., Penn, HUC). Library bookplate and stamp on endpapers, no stamps on text or title page, no markings on cloth, Very Good Condition. (k-ger-1-4) (ID #20891) $100.00.
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  644. Bacher, Wilhelm. DIE PROÖMIEN DER ALTEN JÜDISCHEN HOMILIE: BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN SCHRIFTAUSLEGUNG UND HOMILETIK. Leipzig; J. C. Hinrichs, 1913. Later Cloth. 8vo. 126 pages. 23 cm. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “The Proömien the ancient Jewish homily: contribution to the history of Jewish exegesis and homiletics. ” Wilhelm Bacher was a “Hungarian scholar and Orientalist; son of the Hebrew writer Simon; born in Liptó-Szent-Miklós, Hungary, Jan. 12, 1850; he attended the Hebrew schools in Szucsán and in his native town, and passed through the higher classes of the Evangelical Lyceum at Presburg from 1863 to 1867, at the same time diligently prosecuting Talmudic studies. In 1867 he began the study of philosophy and of Oriental languages—the latter under Vámbéry—at the University of Budapest, and also attended the lectures on the Talmud given by Samuel Löb Brill. In 1868, he went to Breslau, where he continued the study of philosophy and philology at the University, and that of theology at the Jewish-Theological Seminary. He graduated at the University of Leipsic in 1870. His graduation thesis, "Nizâmî's Leben und Werke, und der Zweite Theil des Nizâmî'schen Alexanderbuches, " appeared in 1871, and was translated into English in 1873 by S. Robinson. This was afterward incorporated in the collection entitled "Persian Poetry for English Readers. " In 1876, Bacher graduated as rabbi, and shortly afterward was appointed to the rabbinate in Szegedin, which had become vacant in consequence of the death of Leopold Löw. On July 1, 1877, together with Moses Bloch and David Kaufmann, he was appointed by the Hungarian government to the professorship of the newly created Landesrabbinerschule of Budapest. This institution was inaugurated Oct. 4, 1877, Bacher delivering the address in the name of the faculty, and since that time he has been teacher of the Biblical sciences, of Jewish history, and of various other branches at that institution” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) This volume was one of his last works published before his death in 1913. Subjects: Jewish preaching - History. Exegese. Homiletik. Judentum. Bible. O. T. - Hermeneutics. Cloth lightly soiled, endpapers chipped or torn, light pen of previous owner on title page, fresh and clean throughout. Very good + condition. (GER-33-38) (ID #28833) $40.00.
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  646. Breuer, Raphael. PROGRAMMREDE GEHALTEN VON SR. EHRWÜRDEN HERRN DISTRIKTSRABBINER DR. RAPHAEL BREUER IM VOLKSBILDUNGSHEIM ZU FRANKFURT AM MAIN AM 17. MAI 1927 / 15. IJAR 5687. Frankfurt A. M. 1927. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Few spots on cover, otherwise Very Good Condition; 8vo; 16 pages; Sermon. Pamphlet. (K-MX2-47) (ID #6233) $60.00.
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  648. Dessauer, M. DANIEL, IN SIEBEN-KANZELREDEN FÜR DAS NEUJAHRS- UND VERSÖHNUNGSFEST. Frankfurt A. Main, Kauffmann Verlag, 1875. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 55 pages. 22 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, "Daniel: In Seven Pulpit Speeches for the New year and Day of Atonement." Some light discoloration and edgewear but still nice. Very Good condition. (SPEC32-19) (ID #8374) $40.00.
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  650. Dessauer, Moritz. DANIEL, IN SIEBEN-KANZELREDEN FUER DAS NEUJAHRS- UND VERSOHNUNGSFEST. Breslau, H. Skutsch, 1875. Paper Wrappers, 8vo; 55 pages; 22 cm. Max Freudenthal's copy, with his ownership stamp and (presumeably his) occational margin notes in pencil. Rear page clipped, but appears to be no text loss. Small library stamp on copyright page. Spine replaced. (GR-2-20) (ID #4916) $50.00.
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  652. Dukes, Leopold. ZUR RABBINISCHEN SPRUCHKUNDE: EINE SAMMLUNG RABBINISCHER SENTENZEN, SPRICHWÖRTER UND SPRICHWÖRTLICHER REDENSARTEN. Wien; Torre, 1851. Clothbound. 8vo. IV, 97pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. Title translates as: “For Rabbinical Homiletics: A collection of Rabbinic Sayings, Proverbs and proverbial phrases edited and explained. ” This collection of proverbs in the original Hebrew with German translations and explanations was written by Leopold Dukes (Judah Loeb; 1810–1891), “historian of Jewish literature. Dukes was born in Pressburg, Hungary. He was a student of R. Moses Sofer and of R. Ayyim Joseph Pollak; the latter introduced him to secular study. An inveterate, though poor, traveler, Dukes visited most of the important libraries in Europe, researching Jewish manuscripts and uncovering many hitherto unknown medieval works. His research covered various aspects of language and literature: aggadic literature, Bible exegesis, medieval Jewish literature, Hebrew grammar and the masoretic text, and talmudic maxims and truisms. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Proverbs, Jewish. Original boards repaired, with noticeable wear and rubbing. First endpage very brittle and chipped. Pages in good condition, and fresh, except that the last 30 pages are lightly stained, though not affecting text. Fair condition. (GER-38-44) (ID #29046) $60.00.
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  654. Ehrentheil, Adolf. HADASIM. MYRTENZWEIGE. TRAUUNGS-REDEN. Frankfurt A. /M, 1883. Frankfurt a.M.: Verlag von I. Kauffmann, 1883. Cloth, 12mo, 167 pages. 20 cm. Satin endpapers. In German, with occasional Hebrew phrasing. 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. (GER-37-78) (ID #15565) $150.00.
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  656. Jellinek, Adolph. AUS DER WIENER ISRAELITISCHEN CULTUSGEMEINDE 5624: SIEBEN ZEIT-PREDIGTEN. Wien, 1864. Wien: Hertzfeld & Bauer,1864Original Paper Wrappers, 90 pages.19 cm. In German. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, German. Jewish sermons -- Austria -- Vienna. OCLC lists 5 holdings worldwide (OSU, U of Amsterdam, Bayerische Staatsbib., Penn, HUC). Light wear to covers, Good+ Condition. (ger-15-63) (ID #20048) $100.00.
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  658. Jellinek, Adolph, DIE HEBRÄISCHE SPRACHE: REDE, AN SCHEMINI AZERET 5639 GEHALTEN. Wien: M. Waizner,, 1878. Original paper wrappers, 8vo. 16 pages. First Edition. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons. Jellinek was a "Vienna preacher and scholar...In 1862 Jellinek founded the Beit ha-Midrash Academy where public lectures were delivered by himself, Isaac Hirsch Weiss, and Meir Friedmann. A scholarly periodical, also called Beit ha-Midrash, was published under its auspices. …Jellinek was considered the greatest preacher of his day and some 200 of his sermons were published, some were translated into Hebrew and into other languages. Their most striking characteristic was that, while related to actual problems of the day, they made brilliant and original use of aggadah and Midrash. Personally lenient in matters of ritual, he advocated a moderately liberal line, striving for unity in the community. Thus although he wanted to install an organ in the synagogue "to attract the indifferent, " he took I. N. Mannheimer 's advice and abandoned the idea. He also opposed the omission from the prayer book of references to Zion and prayers for the restoration of sacrifices. Due to the conciliatory attitude of both Jellinek and the leader of the Orthodox group, Solomon Benjamin Spitzer, a split in the community was avoided. " (Scholem and Lamed, EJ, 2007) OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Covers darkened and brittle, edges chipped. Pages and text clean. Good + condition. (RAB-45-15) (ID #24703) $75.00.
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  660. Jellinek, Adolph, 1821-1893. ZEITSTIMMEN (VOLUMES 1 AND 2). Wien: Herzfeld & Bauer,, 1871. Three quarter leather, 8vo. 2 volumes - 80, 109 pages. First Edition. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons -- Germany. Sermons, German -- Jewish authors. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. BOUND WITH: Jellinek, Adolph. DER KAMPF ISRAEL'S IN DER GESCHICHTE: REDE AM 7. TAGE DES PASSAH-FESTES. Wien: Druck und Verlag von Jacob Schlossberg,, 1880. 16 pages. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Jellinek was a "Vienna preacher and scholar...In 1862 Jellinek founded the Beit ha-Midrash Academy where public lectures were delivered by himself, Isaac Hirsch Weiss, and Meir Friedmann. A scholarly periodical, also called Beit ha-Midrash, was published under its auspices. His eldest son, GEORGE J. JELLINEK (1851-1911), a professor of public law at Basle and Heidelberg, was baptized after Jellinek's death. Jellinek was considered the greatest preacher of his day and some 200 of his sermons were published, some were translated into Hebrew and into other languages. Their most striking characteristic was that, while related to actual problems of the day, they made brilliant and original use of aggadah and Midrash. Personally lenient in matters of ritual, he advocated a moderately liberal line, striving for unity in the community. Thus although he wanted to install an organ in the synagogue "to attract the indifferent, " he took I. N. Mannheimer 's advice and abandoned the idea. He also opposed the omission from the prayer book of references to Zion and prayers for the restoration of sacrifices. Due to the conciliatory attitude of both Jellinek and the leader of the Orthodox group, Solomon Benjamin Spitzer, a split in the community was avoided. " (Scholem and Lamed, EJ, 2007) Handwritten contents on flyleaf. Spine repaired in black cloth tape. Wear and flaking to leather on covers. Pages slightly tanned. Tight, clean copy. Very good condition. (RAB-45-16) (ID #24704) $150.00.
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  662. Kaufmann, David. SIEBEN FESTPREDIGTEN IN DER BERLINER GEMEINDESYNAGOGEN. Berlin; L. Gerschel, 1877. Clothbound. 8vo. 92 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German with some Hebrew. Title translates as: “Seven festival sermons in the Berlin community synagogues. “ Contents: the sermon on the first day of Shavuot, on the second day of Shavuot, the first New Year's day, on the second New Year's day, on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and final sermon on the Day of Atonement. David Kaufmann (1852-1899) was a Jewish-Austrian scholar. “He was educated at Kojetein; and from 1861 to 1867 he attended the gymnasium at Kremsir, where he studied the Bible and Talmud with Jacob Brüll, rabbi of Kojetein, and with the latter's son Nehemiah. In 1867 he went to the Jewish Theological Seminary at Breslau, where he studied for ten years, attending at the same time the university of that city. In the summer of 1874 he received his Ph. D. From the University of Leipsic; and on Jan. 29, 1877, he was ordained rabbi. In the latter year he declined the offer of a professorship at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Cincinnati [sic, New York], preferring to accept instead the chairs of history, philosophy of religion, and homiletics at the newly founded rabbinical school at Budapest, which he continued to hold till his death. He also at the same time taught Greek and German in the preparatory school of the same institution, carrying on this work in the Hungarian language, which he had rapidly mastered. As librarian of the seminary he acquired the large library of Lelio della Torre of Padua, the library of the seminary becoming by this addition one of the most valuable Hebrew libraries of Europe. As a teacher Kaufmann was highly successful; and his relation to his students was that of friendly adviser. He maintained a lively correspondence not only with the most eminent Jewish scholars, but also with the leaders in other branches of science. Kaufmann was a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Madrid and a member of the executive committee of the Budapest branch of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. ” (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Jewish sermons -- Germany. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Backstrip shaken. Covers lightly worn. First endpage loose, pages lightly aged, but clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-36-36) (ID #28887) $45.00.
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  664. Meisel, Wolf Alois. ZEKHUT AVOT: HOMILIEN UBER DIE SPRUCHE DER VATER [PIRKE AVOT] ZUR ERBAUENDEN BELEHRUNG UBER BERUF UND PFLICHT DES ISRAELITEN. Stettin: F. Nagel, 1855. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, xi, 712 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references. Romanized record. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Handwritten notes on inside cover. Worn binding. Wear to cover. Bumped corners. Otherwise good condition. (HEB-14-6) (ID #25814) $100.00.
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  666. Philippson, Ludwig. GESAMMELTE ABHANDLUNGEN (2 VOLUMES). Leipzig, G. Fock, 1911. Clothbound. 8vo. 391, 486 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. The “Collected Essays” of Ludwig Philippson. Two volumes bound in red cloth with gilt lettering. These two volumes constitute the collected published writings in various periodicals of Ludwig Philippson (1811–1889), who “achieved renown as the founder of the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums (AZJ, 1837–1922), which he edited until his death. Ludwig was an avid student of both Hebrew and classical literature in Dessau and Halle. After graduation from Berlin University (1829–33), aged 22, he took up the position of a preacher and teacher 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 Conferences of Brunswick (1844), Frankfurt/Main (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. From 1834 Philippson started editing several periodicals, first the monthly Israelitisches Predigt- und Schulmagazin (1834–36), followed by his famous AZJ, the most important Jewish weekly of the 19th century, which was also dedicated to the struggle for emancipation in all parts of Germany and Europe and fought discrimination and antisemitism. From 1839–53, he published a popular translation and commentary of the Bible, which went through three editions, together with a revised edition illustrated by Gustav Doré (1875). Along with I. M. Jost, A. Jellinek, and others he founded the Institut zur Foerderung der Israelitischen Literatur (1854–73), whose main achievement was the publication of H. Graetz 's Geschichte der Juden (1853–76). In 1862, he had to resign as rabbi of Magdeburg because he had become almost blind. He moved to Bonn, where he continued his journalistic and literary work until his death. He was among the founders of the Israelitische Bibelanstalt (1862), the Deutsch-Israelitischer Gemeindebund (1869), and the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums (1872). ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) The second volume includes an appendix, that of an essay by Rabbi Hermann Cohen on the importance of the writings of the young Ludwig Philippson. Subjects: Judaism. Jews -- Civilization. Judentum. Germany -- Intellectual life. Covers lightly worn, backstrip lightly rubbed. Pages lightly aged, but clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-38-14) (ID #28923) $50.00.