`OLAT TAMID: GEBETBUCH FÜR ISRAELITISCHE REFORM-GEMEINDEN.
Hardcover. Item #16233
New York: Thalmessinger & Cahn, 1858. Modern Cloth, 12mo. Viii, 492 pages. Gilded, tooled boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. In German and Hebrew. This edition is a reissue of the Baltimore C. W. Schneidereith edition of 1858 [i. E. Earlier that year]. "Vorwort" signed "Dr. David Einhorn, Baltimore 25, Juni 1858." Einhorn is compiler and copywriter. "For sale at Thalmessinger & Cahn ... And at the Sexton's of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun, at their Temple in 39th St. , betw. 7th & 8th Aves, New York. " David Einhorn was a rabbi, preacher, and author; leader of the Reform Movement in the U. S. "Olat Tamid didn't just shorten the traditional service; it was a creative work expressing the Einhorn's Reform ideal of the universality of humanity with an anti-particularistic strain. In its modern approach to worship, it cut out Kol Nidrei; it utilized various Sephardic piyyutim (religious poems) ; it dropped the Musaf service entirely; it did not include blessings for the blowing of shofar or the lighting of Chanukah lights; it de-emphasized Israel as the Chosen People; and it removed all references to a personal Messiah, a return to Israel, or the resumption of the sacrificial cult. " (Jewish Virtual Library) Singerman 1534; Deinard 949. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Liturgy and ritual. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide of this edition (Denver, Yale, Cornell, UPenn). Edgewear to a few pages. Paper browning but solid. Attractively bound in modern black cloth with paper spine label. (SPEC-7-23).