HYMNEN FÜR DEN ÖFFENTLICHEN GOTTESDIENST DER TEMPELGEMEINDE AHAWATH CHESED
New York, 1873. Item #41152
1st edition. Original Cloth, 12mo, 64 pages. Singerman 2394. Wachs 212. In German. Title translates as, "Hymns for the Public Service of Temple Congregation Ahawath Chesed. " Contains Hymns for Sabbath and all the festivals and also includes sermons. Adolph Huebsch (1830-1884) was born in Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Hungary and, while a student, participated in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848/9. He served as an Orthodox rabbi before earning a Ph. D. From the University of Prague in 1861. In that year he became the rabbi of the Neu-Synagogue in Prague. In 1866 Huebsch was invited to become head of Congregation Ahawath Chesed in New York, where he served for the remainder of his life. His interest in liturgy led him to introduce a moderate reformed ritual and to compose a new prayer book, later adopted by many other congregations, in 1872, and, a year later, as part of the same effort, this hymnal. OCLC lists no copies south of Cincinnati. Wear to spine, some internal staining and wear, good solid condition. (KH-9-15).