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Lot #    12779
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:34:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Wörterbuch zu den fünf Buchern Moscheh
Title (Hebrew)    nach den Kapiteln geordnet
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Dr. Wolf Alois. Meisel
City    Budapest
Publisher    Commissionsverlag von M. C. Löwn's Sohn
Publication Date    1860
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [2], 140 pp., 210:144 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original title paper wrappers.
          
Detailed
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   The Wörterbuch is a vocabulary book used as an aid in the study of the Pentateuch. R. Dr. Meisel published many of these; many of the others are known as Vocabularium zum Pentateuch. The present volume begins with some grammatical tables for verbs, and then the vocabulary is arranged according to the Books of the Torah.

R. Dr. Wolf Alois Meisel was a Hungarian rabbi; born at Roth-Janowitz July 16, 1815; died at Budapest Nov. 30, 1867. Owing to his father's conversion to Christianity, the family relations were so inharmonious that he reached the age of seventeen before he was able to begin definite preparation for the future. In 1832 he went to Hamburg, where he applied himself to the study of the Talmud and graduated from the gymnasium. He entered the University of Breslau in 1838, where he continued his study of the Talmud and attended lectures on rhetoric. In 1848 he was called to the rabbinate of Stettin, and on May 11, 1859, to that of Budapest. Here he was in constant conflict with his congregation owing to the state of transition, both in religion and in politics, through which the Hungarian Jews passed during his administration. His "Homilien über die Sprüche der Väter" (Stettin, 1851; Hungarian transl. by Bauer Márkfi Lörincz, Budapest, 1862) are models of Jewish pulpit-literature. His "Prinz und Derwisch," poems (Stettin, 1847; 2d ed., Budapest, 1860), and "Der Prüfstein," poems (published posthumously by the Meisel-Wohlthätigkeitsverein, Budapest, 1878), are translations. He died suddenly while preaching a sermon, which Simon Bacher and his son Wilhelm Bacher published in German and Hebrew under the title "Die Brunnen Isaak's" (ib. 1867).

          
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19th Century:    Checked
  
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Other:    Hungary
  
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Language:    German, Hebrew
  
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