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Lot #    11115
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 3:08:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Kinot le-Leil Tisha be-Elul
Title (Hebrew)    קינות לליל תשעה באלול
Author    [Only Ed. - Haskalah] [Abraham Mendel Mohr]
City    Lvov
Publication Date    1848
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 4 pp., 188:120 mm., light age and damp staining, wide margins. A very good copy not bound. Rare - not in most major collections.
          
Detailed
Description
   Abraham Menahem Mendel Mohr (1815–1868), born in Lemberg, was a maskil who wrote in Hebrew and Yiddish. His fecund literary work commenced in 1834 when he published Magen ha-Hokhmah, in which he defended science and philosophy. Together with N. I. Fischmann, Jacob Bodek, and Jacob Mentsch he issued the two volume Ha-Ro’eh u-Mevakker Sifrei Mehabberei Zemannenu (1837, 1839), in which famous scholars were harshly criticized. The book aroused the anger of his contemporaries. His publication Yerushalayim, which appeared for three issues (1844–45), was more moderate. In 1848–49 he published a Yiddish newspaper, Tsaytung, which at the time was the only Yiddish newspaper in the world. Mohr wrote about the Rothschilds (Tiferet Yisrael, 1843), Columbus (1846), and Napoleon III (Hut ha-Meshullash, 1853). His works also included Mevasseret Ziyyon, (1847), a geography of Palestine and its Jewish inhabitants, and his Purim parodies Kol Bo le-Purim (1855) and Shulhan Arukh Even ha-Shetiyyah (1861). He published editions of Mikveh Yisrael by Manasseh Ben Israel (1847) and La-Yesharim Tehillah by M. H. Luzzatto (1859).
          
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Reference
Description
   Cohen Areshet III Czernowitz 54; Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 320–2; Vin Czernowitz 112; Zeitlin, Bibliotheca, 242–4
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica