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Lot #    12502
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:17:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Gedichten en Redevoeringen
Title (Hebrew)    הפורט, כולל זמרת נבל והמית כנור
Author    [Only Ed. - Hakalah] Gabriel J. Pollak
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    David Proops
Publication Date    1836
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [8], 140, [9] pp., 212:127 mm., crisp sheets. A very good copy bound in the original printed paper boards, rubbed.
   Poetry and hymns by Gabriel b. Isaac Pollak (1803–1869), Dutch scholar, Hebrew author, and bibliographer. Born in Amsterdam, Polak served as head of a school there. He provided Dutch Jewry with accurate liturgical texts translated into Dutch. Among these were a Pentateuch with haftarot and Rashi (1828; his le'azim translated into German), Sabbath prayers (1828), and piyyutim (Torat Emet-Tikkun Soferim, 1827, repr. 1937); Amarot Tehorot (biblical books with Dutch translation, 1862/63; also Job, with M. S. Polak, 1844); a mahzor (1857), with commentary in Hebrew and Judeo-German and another edition with Dutch translation (with M. L. van Ameringen, 1850); Areshet Sefatayim (1960), a siddur; a Passover Haggadah (1930); Ezrat ha-Sofer (1866), a tikkun; and Sefer Hayyim la-Nefesh (1867). He also edited orders of service for Purim (1857), circumcision (1878), and the seventh of Adar (death of Moses; 1851), Kinot (1868) and Selihot (1869). Polak published a small Hebrew-Dutch dictionary, Divrei Kodesh, with S. E. Heigmans, in 1857. Among his other works were: Hukkei Ha-Elohim (1841, 1883), on the 613 commandments; a translation with commentary of Josippon (1868, with van Ameringen); an edition of a manuscript he discovered of Judah ibn Balam's Sha'ar Ta'amei Sefarim Emet on the accents of Psalms, Proverbs, and Job (1858); and an enlarged edition of Abraham Bedersi's (Bedarshi's) dictionary of Hebrew synonyms (1865). Polak completed H. A. Wagenaar's biography of Jacob Emden (1868), and annotated Menahem Mann b. Solomon's She'erit Yisrael (with L. Goudsmit, 1855), with notes on the history of Dutch Jewry. He also wrote Hebrew poetry and translated Dutch works into Hebrew (Ha-Poret, 1836; Halikhot Kedem, 1847; Ben Gorni, 1851). In addition, he wrote a biography of the Dutch Hebrew poet D. Franco-Mendes and published letters and essays by S. Dubno, J. S. Reggio, S. L. Rapoport, and S. D. Luzzatto, maintaining contact with some of them. Among his bibliographical work is Me'ir Einayim (1864) a catalog of the M. L. Jacobson and M. B. Rubens collections in Amsterdam Hok Shelomo (1857) and catalogs of S. B. Rubens' collections in Amsterdam (1864).
Paragraph 2    כולל זמרת נבל והמית כנור (שירים וזמירות... ציוני קבר... תולדות שלשה... מילידי... אמסטרדם)... מאת גבריאל ב"ה אייזק פאלק
   CD-EPI 0156968; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica