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Lot #    12726
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:07:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The duty of Mourning (Der Hiev fun Aveyles)
Title (Hebrew)    דער חיוב פון אבילות
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Jacob Samuel Taubes
City    London
Publisher    Superior Printers
Publication Date    1944
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 77 pp., 215:140 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original title paper wrappers.
   Essays in Yiddish on the Jewish approach to and perspectives on mourning by R. Jacob Samuel Taubes. The work includes polemical attacks on the moral and ethical lapses in the Jewish nation. The title of the work is Der Hiev fun Aveyles. The verso of the title page states in English that it is The duty of Mourning: Essay. There is also an English title page at the end of the essay followed by a table of contents listing the fifty-five chapters comprising the work. Der Hiev fun Aveyles is a conceptual and intellectual understanding of mourning, and the periods, restrictions, and feelings attached to it. The text is in a single column in square Hebrew letters.

R. Taubes was also the author of Birkhot ha-Tefillin (Vilna, 1936); Gezamlte lider (London, 1946), collected poems; Oyf Yidishe yesoydes (London, 1948), essays on Jewish foundaons; Sonetn fun a mamin (Tel Aviv, 1973), sonnetrs of a believer; Tsvey mol 18 : 36 Yidishe limeriks (New York, 1962), Yiddish limericks; and Yidish-nisht Hebreish (New York, 1952). On Yiddish.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica