SEFER SHAARE SIMHAH: HILKHOT RABENU YITSHAK BEN RABI YEHUDAH IBN GIYAT HA-NIKRAIM BE-SHEM MEAH SHEARIM: IM MEKOROT, BEURIM VE-HEAROT YITSHAK YERANEN (ONLY VOLUME 2)

Furta, Germany. Simha Ha-Levi, 1861. Item #24567

(FT) Hardcover, 118 pages, 8vo, 29 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Jewish mourning customs -- Early works to 1800. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Shaare simhah; At head of title: Hilkhot ha-Rits Giyat. Bamberger (1807-1878) was a "rabbinical scholar and leader of German Orthodoxy. Born in the Bavarian village of Wiesenbronn, Bamberger studied at the yeshivah of Fuerth and in his native village. Bamberger opposed the proponents of Reform at a meeting of Jewish communities of Lower Franconia in 1834. In 1840 he was elected to succeed Bing, the district rabbi of Wuerzburg, in the face of fierce opposition from the Reformers. Bamberger continued the local yeshivah, founded an elementary school in 1855, and a teachers' training college in 1864. Despite his religious conservatism, Bamberger's position became the basis for modern Orthodox openness and acceptance of the surrounding non-Orthodox and secular Jewish community. The "Wuerzburger Rav, " as he was called, was one of the last great German-style talmudists, and his literary work was chiefly devoted to subjects of practical halakhah. Bamberger also wrote a commentary on Isaac ibn Ghayyat's halakhic compendium (Sha'arei Simah) and a treatise on the Al Tikrei formula in Talmud and Midrash. Together with A. Adler and M. Lehmann, Bamberger published a German translation of the Pentateuch on behalf of the Orthodox-Israelitische Bibelanstalt to counter L. Philippson's Bible translation, against which he had published a polemical pamphlet" (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Spertus, Univ of Leeds) . Shalom Spiegel's copy with bookplate. Hinge repair. Wear to edges of cover. Some stained pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-6).

Price: $100.00