Item 7158. MEDIAEVAL HEBREW MINSTRELSY: SONGS FOR THE BRIDE QUEEN'S FEAST; SIXTEEN ZEMIROTH

MEDIAEVAL HEBREW MINSTRELSY: SONGS FOR THE BRIDE QUEEN'S FEAST; SIXTEEN ZEMIROTH

London: James Clarke, 1926. Item #32052

Hardcover, 134 pages, illustrated, music, 8vo, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Zemirot -- Commentaries. Contains numerous insertions, both pasted in and hardwritten by Leon J. Liebreich. Other Titles: Zemirot. English & Hebrew. Arranged according to the traditional harmonies by Rose L. Henriques; illustrated by Beatrice Hirschfeld and translated into English to fit the Hebrew tunes by Herbert Loewe; with a foreward by the very Rev. J. H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi. Loewe (1882-1940) was "an English Orientalist. Loewe was born in London, the grandson of Louis Loewe. After completing his studies at Cambridge, he lived for a time as a teacher in the Middle East and then held academic appointments in England. After his return from military service in India (1917-19) , he became lecturer in rabbinic Hebrew at Oxford, and in 1931 he taught rabbinics at Cambridge and was lecturer in Hebrew at the University of London. For a generation, he was regarded in English academic circles as the representative of Jewish scholarship, in the same way as Israel Abrahams had been regarded before him. His home in the two university cities was a focus of Jewish life. Within the Jewish community he represented informed and tolerant Orthodoxy, moving freely in liberal (Reform) Jewish circles and collaborating closely with C. G. Montefiore, the founder of Liberal Judaism in England. His works include A Catalogue of the Aldis Wright MSS. In Trinity College, Cambridge, "Render unto Caesar", Mediaeval Hebrew Minstrelsy, Some Mediaeval Hebrew Poesy and a volume of annotations to Abrahams' and Stokes' Starrs and Jewish Charters in the British Museum, 2 volumes. " (Roth in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Light staining to front and back covers. Chipping to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (CJH-1-1).

Price: $100.00

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