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Lot #    12482
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:16:41 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder le-Mispad Prince St. Synagogue
Title (Hebrew)    חברת נדבת חן - סדר למספד
Author    [Only Ed. - Community - Unrecorded]
City    [London]
Publisher    Pam ha-Shulamit
Publication Date    1890
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 4 pp., 215:140 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy unbound as published.
          
Detailed
Description
   Eulogy service for Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler (1803–1890). R. Nathan Adler was born in Hanover, then under the British crown, and was educated in Germany. He became rabbi of Oldenburg in 1829 and succeeded his father, R. Marcus Baer Adler, at Hanover the following year. In 1844 he was elected chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Empire in succession to R. Solomon Hirschel. He was chosen by a representative gathering of national delegates, and not, as with his predecessors, by the London Great Synagogue alone. R. S. R. Hirsch was among the other candidates. During his 45 years of office the Anglo-Jewish community developed its modern features, which R. Adler did much to shape. His firm but enlightened orthodoxy was coupled with a strong and attractive personality. R. Adler was largely responsible for the failure of the Reform movement, established in England shortly before his arrival, to make much headway there. His wide-ranging and ambitious conception of his office was made clear in his Laws and Regulations for all the Ashkenazi Synagogues in the British Empire, issued in 1847. He was mainly responsible for the establishment of Jews' College in 1855 and was a moving spirit in the organization of the Jewish Board of Guardians in 1859. In 1866 he took the first steps toward the creation of the United Synagogue. His pastoral tours and visits to provincial communities made his influence felt throughout the country, and he was also able to secure recognition of his authority in the British colonies. Outside the community he was regarded as the official representative and public spokesman for Judaism. Ill health curtailed his activity after 1879, when his son R. Hermann Adler was appointed delegate chief rabbi. His principal literary work is Netinah la-Ger, a Hebrew commentary on the Targum Onkelos (Vilna 1875; published in numerous editions). His Ahavat Yonatan, a commentary on the Targum Jonathan, remains in manuscript (JTSA, Ms. Adler, 1173).
          
Reference
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   EJ; Not in CD-EPI
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
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Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
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