LE-KOROT HA-GEZEROT AL YISRAEL.
Jerusalem : Kedem? 1972? Item #19982
8vo. 32 Pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – history; Jews – persecutions. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. “Gurland [1843-1890] was born in Kletsk, Belorussia, and was educated at the Vilna rabbinical seminary and at the University of St. Petersburg, where he studied Oriental languages with D. Chwolson. He wrote his dissertation on the influence of Islamic philosophy, in particular the Mutakallimun, Muatazilites, and Asharians, on Maimonides. While employed at the Imperial Library of St. Petersburg, Gurland worked on the Firkovich manuscripts, being one of the first to discover his forgeries; he published the results of this research as Ginzei Yisrael be-St. Petersburg (1865–67) . In 1873 he was appointed inspector of the Jewish teachers' seminary in Zhitomir; there he published a Yiddish and Russian calendar, entitled in Hebrew Lu'ah Yisrael (1878–81) , which also contained scholarly articles. After three years in Western Europe, he returned to Russia and founded a Jewish high school in Odessa. In 1888 the government appointed him rabbi of Odessa. ”(EJ) Pages are browned, ex library with stamps and pen writing on title pages, good condition. (ComHist-9-12).