LEHRBUCH DER ISRAELITISCHEN RELIGION
Stuttgart; Hallberger, 1837. Hardcover. Item #28587
(FT) Clothbound. 12mo. XXIV, 190 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. With gilt lettering on spine listing the title, place of publication and date published. Full title: “Lehrbuch der Israelitischen Religion, zum Gebrauche der Synagogen und israelitischen Schulen im Königreich Württemberg: auf Veranstaltung der Königl, ” which translates as “Textbook of Israelite Religion, for the use of Synagogues and Israelite schools in the Kingdom of Württemberg: of the Royal Meeting. ” This textbook, a reform work printed in German, is the product of an interesting time, when the Jews of Wurttemberg and Stuttgart had recently been near emancipated from most feudal restrictions and had obtained civil equality in Wurttemberg on April 25, 1828, with a central Jewish executive created in Stuttgart in 1831 that functioned under governmental supervision. Sermons printed in German by orthodox rabbis for a small community in a town of mostly liberal and secular Jews, under the auspice of the authority of the Kingdom. Subjects: Judaism - Study and teaching. Jews - Education - Germany. Jüdische Erziehung. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Later cloth binding in near fine condition. Pages lightly foxed, clean. Very good + condition. (DREYFUS-5-1).