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Lot #    12784
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:36:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Israels Bekentniss
Title (Hebrew)    שמע ישראל
Author    [Only Ed. - Reform] Dr. David Leimdoerfer
City    Hamburg
Publisher    Leopold Dofz
Publication Date    1888
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 87, [1] pp., 193:140 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in later paper wrappers.
   Dr. David Leimdoerfer (1851–1922), Hungarian-born Reform rabbi and scholar. After serving as rabbi at Nordhausen, Germany, from 1875 to 1883, he became preacher at the Hamburg Reform temple; he was a brilliant orator. Leimdoerfer took a moderate line in the Reform movement.

His other works include three studies of Psalms, Psalterklaenge, Homiletische Einleitung in die Psalmen (1894), Psalter-Ego in den lch-Psalmen (1898), and Die Himmel ruehmen (1906); two studies of Ecclesiastes, Der "Prediger Salomonis" in historischer Beleuchtung (1892) and Loesung des Kohelethraetsels durch den Philosophen Barukh ibn Barukh (1900); a study of Esther, Zur Kritik des Buches Esther (1899); and shorter works, including Messias-Apokalypse (1895), Altbiblische Priestersegen (1900), and Talmudische Ethik des Alphabets (1912). He edited the centenary volume of the Hamburg Reform temple Festschrift zum hundertjaehrigen Bestehen des Israelitischen Tempels in Hamburg (1918); many of his sermons were published, and he wrote textbooks for Jewish schools.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Reform:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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