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Lot #    10977
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 12:56:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Gleichnisse fuer Reden ueber juedische Angelegenhe
Author    [First Ed.] R. Felix Kanter
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    J. Kauffmann
Publication Date    1911
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. viii, 125 pp., 218:140 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps, old hands. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards.
   Collected speeches by R. Felix Kanter. The title page has a Hebrew title, Mashul ve-Milizah, followed by the full title, Gleichnisse fuer Reden ueber juedische Angelegenheiten, that is, speeches on Jewish affairs. There is a quote from Song of Songs Rabbah, “let not this parable be light in your eyes, for by this parable a person is able stand with the words of Torah” in Hebrew and German. Gleichnisse fuer Reden is dedicated to herrn Adolf Stahl in Guatemala (America), which states that it is to the faithful Jew who is in distant Guatemala in gratitude and honor (dem treuen Israeliten in weiter ferne. . . in dankbarkeit und Werehrung zugeeignet). There is a forward from R. Kanter, beginning, again in Hebrew and German, with the same quote from Song of Songs Rabbah, a table of contents, and the text, which is set in a single column in Fraktur. Gleichnisse fuer Reden ueber juedische Angelegenheiten contains thirty nine discourse, on such topics as selihot, Avinu Malkenu, life and dream (das Leben und Traum), Beauty and object (Schöne und Einsache), religious education and Jewish youth (2), Israel’s comfort and Hope (trost und hoffnung), the study of Jewish history, comfort in suffering (ein Trost in Leide), and youth.

R. Kantor wrote several other works, also in German, among them are Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Rechtssystems und der Ethik Mar Samuels . . . (Berne, 1895); Neue Gleichnisse: Gleichnisse und Erzählungen aus dem jüdischen Schrifttume für das jüdischen Leben = Meshalim hadashim (Ostrau, 1921); and Olat Shabat: Homiletische Essays über zeitgamisse Fragen zu allen Wochenabschnitten des Jahres (Frankfort a. Main, 1910)

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica