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Lot #    12513
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:23:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Jahrbuch der Judisch-Literarischen Gessellschaft
Author    [Only Ed.] Jonas Bondi, Editor
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    Louis Golde
Publication Date    1905
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [4], 318; 59 pp., quarto, 225:157 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth boards, spine taped.
          
Detailed
Description
   Volume 3 of a scholarly yearbook containing articles on Jewish history, bibliography, and other germane subjects by Rabbinical scholars.

The Judisch-Literarischen Gessellschaft, a society for the advancement of the scientific study of Judaism, founded in Frankfort on the Main by Orthodox Jews in 1902, the same year as the founding of the liberal Berlin Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. Its founding members were the rabbis Solomon Bamberger, Jonas Bondi, Isaac Halevy, Heymann Kottek, and Moses Marx, and educator Gerson Lange. This society endeavored to show that properly oriented Jewish scholarship need not be in conflict with the tenets of traditional Judaism. Thus, it rejected such "unproven hypotheses" as the documentary theory of biblical criticism while concentrating on post-biblical studies. In pursuit of its aims it published an annual entitled Jahrbuch der juedisch-literarischen Gesellschaft (190332), of which 22 volumes appeared (until 1929 edited by Jonas Bondi). It contained articles on diverse aspects of Jewish history and thought, book reviews, and a few contributions in Hebrew. In addition to the yearbook, the society published a number of scholarly and popular works, of which the following may be mentioned: I. Halevy, Dorot ha-Rishonim (6 vols., 18971939); H. Kottek, Geschichte der Juden (1915); and B. Lewin's critical edition of Iggeret Rav Sherira Ga'on (1921). It also granted subventions toward the publication of other scholarly volumes. The founding members of the society were among the most active in its scholarly ventures.

          
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Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
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Language:    German, Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica