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Stunden der Andacht
שטונדען דער אנדאכט
[Women - Liturgy] Fanny Neuda, nee Schmeidl
Senders und Brandeis
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X, 190 pp., 178:114 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary cloth boards, rubbed.
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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