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Lot #    12654
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:31:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Beziehung des Talmuds zum Judenthum
Title (Hebrew)    und zu der sozialen stellung seiner bekenner
Author    [First Ed.] R. Samason b. Raphael Hirsch
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    J. Kauffmann
Publication Date    1884
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [2], 38 pp., 196:138 mm., light age staining, stamps on title. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Samson b. Raphael Hirsch (18081888) was the leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. Born in Hamburg, Hirsch studied Talmud there with his grandfather R. Mendel Frankfurter. His education was also influenced by rabbis Jacob Ettlinger and Isaac Bernays, and by his father, R. Raphael (who had changed his surname from Frankfurter to Hirsch). R. Hirsch's importance as a religious spiritual leader, his wide influence as a preacher and teacher, organizer and writer, made him a dedicated champion of Orthodoxy in its controversy with the Reform-liberal Judaism. While advocating strict adherence to halakhah, R. Hirsch tried to find a solution to the political and cultural challenges presented in modern life to Judaism. He considered his view of Judaism not as a system of philosophical speculation but as an explication of the Sinaitic revelation. Despite widespread opposition to his ideas from many circles in German Jewry his personal qualities won their respect and admiration.
          
Reference
Description
   I. Grunfeld, Three Generations: The Influence of Samson Raphael Hirsch on Jewish Life and Thought (1958), incl. extensive bibliography; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Religion
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica