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Lot #    12387
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:20:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Betrachtungen und Widerlegungen
Author    [Only Ed. - Polemic] Dr. Joseph Aub
City    Nuernberg
Publisher    Riegel und Wiesner
Publication Date    1839
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. vii, 75 pp., 220:138 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, title wrapper bound in. A very good copy bound in later cloth boards.
   Volume 2, of two volume work, deals with Aub's response to R. Samson Raphael Hirsch's Nineteen Letters . The text is in German with occasional words and phrases in Hebrew.

The author, R. Dr. Joseph Aub (18051880) was a German moderate Reform rabbi. Dr. Aub was rabbi in Bayreuth from 1830 to 1850, in Mainz, and in Berlin from 1865. He was among the first rabbis in Bavaria to preach in German. Dr. Aub published a polemical tract on the Bavarian edict regarding rabbinical qualifications (Betrachtungen und Widerlegungen, 2 vols., 1839), a weekly periodical Sinai (1846), a prayer book (1866), a religious educational textbook Biblisches Spruchbuch (1868), and collaborated in the writing of periodicals published by A. Geiger. He participated in the rabbinical synods of 1869 and 1871.

Title: 1. Heft. Betrachtungen über die des Mosaismus und die Neologie der Rabbinen betreffende Bayer. Ministerial-Entschliessung. 2. Heft. Widerlegungen; ein Dialog über Herrn Hirsch's Mittheilungen aus Naphtali's Briefwechsel.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Reform:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
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