ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF THE VERY REV. DR. J.H. HERTZ, CHIEF RABBI OF THE UNITED HEBREW CONGREGATIONS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1942 (5703)
London, E. Goldston, 1942. Item #27253
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 442 pages, 111 pages ports. 25cm. Hertz (1872–1946) was the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and a powerful advocacy of Zionism. He fought courageously against Nazism and its echoes in England and strongly criticized the policies adopted by the Mandatory government in Palestine, which he visited frequently. CONTENTS: The Chief Rabbi, by Ephraim Levine. --Talmud manuscripts and editions, by E. N. Adler. --Gnostic themes in rabbinic cosmology, by AlexanderAltmann. --Joseph da Veiga and stock exchange operations in the seventeenth century, by M. B. Amzalak. --Jewish languages, by Salomo Birnbaum. --The ethics of the rabbis, by Abraham Cohen. --The chief rabbis of Vilna, by Israel Cohen. --The meaning of "sacrifices" in the Psalms, by Samuel Daiches. --Collatio 2.6.5., by David Daube. —The so-called "science" movements and their relation to Judaism, by Bernard Drachman. --The conception of the Commandments of the Torah in Aaron Halevi's Sefer ha-hinnuk, by Isidore Epstein. --Incunables about Jews and Judaism, by Aron Freimann. --Popular proverbs in the Jerusalem Talmud, by J. H. Greenstone. --Fasts and fasting, by A. W. Greenup. --Elisha ben Abujah, by R. T. Herford. --The fantastic career of Joshua Abraham Norton, by Louis Hermann. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish literature. Judaism. Littérature juive. Judaïsme. Judentum. Hertz, Joseph H. (Joseph Herman) , 1872-1946. Inscription on title page, bookplate on inside cover. Some staining to spine. Otherwise very good condition. (FEST1-15a).