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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
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 77 pp., 215:140 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original title paper wrappers.
          
Detailed
Description
   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
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica