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Lot #    12867
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 2:18:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Predigt
Author    [Only Ed. - Reform] Isaac Levin Auerbach
City    Berlin
Publisher    Dieterict
Publication Date    1815
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 20 pp., 191:120 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in modern half cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Isaac Levin Auerbach (17911853), German preacher and pioneer of the Reform movement. From 1815 Auerbach served as preacher in the Berlin synagogue established by Israel Jacobson; he was co-founder of the Verein fuer Kultur und Wissenschaft des Judentums, taught for some years at a girl's school, and for 25 years, until 1851, was preacher in Leipzig. Auerbach, as an advocate of Reform, preached in German and wrote a thesis using talmudic argumentation justifying the use of German in divine service (1818). He also published sermons on contemporary problems (1828), a call for tolerance (1833), and for Reform based on historical grounds (1845). His attitude to assimilation and religion can be discerned in his sermon on the Damascus Affair; while not especially identifying himself with his coreligionists in the East, he defended the Jewish religion against the degradation it had suffered.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica