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Kinot le-Leil Tisha be-Elul
קינות לליל תשעה באלול
[Only Ed. - Haskalah] [Abraham Mendel Mohr]
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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.
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).
אל הלקח ... מורנו ...אברהם הכהן זצ"ל אב"ד ודורש פה ק"ק לבוב ... נצנו זדים רוש בברותו ויגוע וימת בלא יומו ...
Cohen Areshet III Czernowitz 54; Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 320–2; Vin Czernowitz 112; Zeitlin, Bibliotheca, 242–4
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