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Lot #    12532
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:32:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ha-Zofeh le-Bet Yisro'el
Title (Hebrew)    הצופה לבית ישראל
Author    [First Ed. - Polemic] Dr. Isaak Erter
City    Prague
Publisher    M. I. Landau
Publication Date    1840
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 24 pp., 178:113 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Anti-Hasidic polemic by Isaac Erter. Born in Koniuszek near Przemysl, Erter, during the earlier part of his life, lived in various places including: Lvov, where he, together with a group of young maskilim, was excommunicated in 1816 by Rabbi Jacob Ornstein; Budapest, where he studied medicine (1825–29); and Brody, then an important commercial and cultural center for Galician Jewry, where he settled in 1831 and remained for the rest of his life. In addition to his literary work, Erter was also active communally among Haskalah circles, showing special interest in the plans for a reform of contemporary Jewish society. Toward the end of his life, he collaborated with his friend Y. H. Schorr in the early stages of the founding of He-Halutz, a Hebrew periodical dedicated to the study of Judaica in the spirit of religious reform, and distinguished by a boldly critical treatment of problems relating to Jewish tradition.
Paragraph 2    מאת יצחק ערטער. תשליך ...
   Friedberg 139.1; CD-EPI 0111599; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Bohemia
Polemics:    Checked
Other:    Haskalah
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica