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Lot #    11014
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 1:33:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tehillim
Title (Hebrew)    ספר תהלים
Author    [Bible - Psalms] Mendelssohn
City    Karlsruhe
Publisher    Grossh.
Publication Date    1832
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1 foldout of 3 plates], 25, [1], 308 ff., 200:120 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   Book of Psalms with Moses Mendelssohn's translation in Judeo-German. A part of the Karlsruhe Bible printed over a period of 30 years, complete sets are not found in major libraries.

The recital of the whole Book of Psalms is widespread, whether as an act of piety by saintly individuals, or by groups of unlearned people. For this purpose "societies of reciters of Psalms" (hevrot tehillim) were and continue to be formed, and in recent times a special society has been formed in Jerusalem whereby two separate groups recite the whole Book of Psalms daily at the Western Wall. The Psalms are included in their entirety in all large prayer books.

   Rosenfeld, Karlsruhe 87
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica