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Lot #    11013
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 1:32:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Israels Gebete (Prayers)
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Liturgy - Unrecorded] Dr. J. Goldschmidt
City    Mainz
Publisher    Joh. Wirth
Publication Date    1902
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   iv, 387 pp. 224:141 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather boards, split. Not in CD-EPI.
   Comprehensive bi-lingual Hebrew-German prayer book. The title page is in German, except for the title and the motto. The text states that it is Israels Gebete (Prayers), and the motto, which is from Midrash Rabbah (36) based on the verse, G-d shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall live in the tents of Shem (Genesis 9:27), and that is Synagogue prayers in versified German, by Dr. J. Goldschmidt, Grand Rabbi in Offenbach a. M. The title page is followed by a table of contents. A separate guide to the order of prayers (Wegweiser für die Gebet=Ordnung), a forward from the author, and the liturgy, which begins with for the well being of the monarchy, and then the traditional morning prayers, beginning with . There are weekday, Shabbat, Rosh Hodesh, festival, Rosh Ha-Shanah, Yom Kippur , Purim, and Hanukkah prayers, as well as Birkat ha-Mazon (Tisch-Gebet), prayers to be said in a mourners home, for a circumcision and others. This is an Orthodox prayer book, nusah Ashkenaz. The text is in vocalized Hebrew with German translation of the facing page. The text on each page is within a single line border. Offenbach, the community that in which Rabbi Dr. Goldschmidt officiated had, at about the time this prayer book was printed, 1,212 Jews out of a population approximating 60,000. In addition to its synagogue, it had a ladies' club, a fraternity, a Jewish hospital, and a Hevra Kaddisha.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
Manuscript Type
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