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Bidding Information
Lot #    12593
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:01:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Stunden der Andacht
Title (Hebrew)    שטונדען דער אנדאכט
Author    [Women - Liturgy] Fanny Neuda, nee Schmeidl
City    Prague
Publisher    Senders und Brandeis
Publication Date    1864
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   X, 190 pp., 178:114 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Prayer book in German for women in Hebrew letters and a dedication to Lady Louisa von Rotschield by Fanny Neuda (1819–1894), sister of the Vienna rabbi Abraham Adolf Schmiedl. She published in his memory a prayer book in German for women, entitled, Stunden der Andacht, ein Gebet-und Erbauungsbuch fuer Israels Frauen und Jungfrauen, which attained great popularity among Jewish women in central Europe. It was the first prayer book of its kind to be written by a woman and took into account, besides the divine services, all the occasions in the life of a woman. Until the 1920s, 28 editions of the prayer book had been sold. In 1936 Martha Wertheimer published a revised version for the special conditions of Nazi Germany. An English translation by M. Maier, Hours of Devotion, was published in New York.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Bohemia
  
Subject
Liturgy:    Checked
Other:    Women's Literature
  
Characteristic
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica