GINZE SHEKHTER (GENIZAH STUDIES IN THE MEMORY OF DOCTOR SOLOMON SCHECHTER) . VOLUME 2

New York : Jtsa. 1928. Item #36257

640, xv. The Scarce First edition. In Hebrew with English introductions in each volume. SUBJECT(S) : (880-02) Cairo Genizah; Midrash; Geonic literature; Hebrew poetry. CONTENTS: Sefer 1. Kit'e midrash ve-hagadah/me'et Levi ben Yitshak Gintsburg. -- Sefer 2. Keta`im me-kitve ha ge'onim / me'et Levi ben Yitshak Gintsburg. -- Sefer 3. Piyutim ve-shirim / me'et Yisrael ben David Ze'ev Davidzon. Schechter (1847-1915) , born in Rumania, was president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Before that he taught in England at Cambridge University and University College, London. “His fame rests on the scholarly recovery of the Cairo Genizah. It created a sensation in the world of scholarship, and in its wake Jewish history and the history of Mediterranean society were and are being rewritten. Over one hundred thousand manuscripts and manuscript fragments were brought to England and presented to Cambridge University by Schechter and Charles Taylor, the master of St. John's College who had made Schechter's trip possible. ” He became president of the JTSA in 1902, and held that position for the rest of his life; he was also an early Conservative leader. (EJ, Ben-Horin) Very good condition, a beautiful set. (RAB-57-14a).

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