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Lot #    12887
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 2:28:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Vortrage des P. Erich Wasmann in Berlin
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Joseph Wohlgemuth
City    Berlin
Publisher    Israelit
Publication Date    1907
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 110 pp., 216:135 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   R. Joseph Wohlgemuth (18671942), rabbi, educator, and theologian, was born in Memel, as a child moved with his family to Hamburg, where his grandfather R. Isaiah Wohlgemuth became stipendiary rabbi (Klausrabbiner). R. Wohlgemuth studied at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary and at the university, teaching at the same time and for many years afterward at the Adass Yisroel religious school. In 1895 he was appointed tutor and lecturer in religious philosophy, homiletics, and practical halakhah at the seminary, where he exercised considerable influence on several generations of students for the Orthodox rabbinate. In 1932 broken health forced him to retire to a sanatorium in Frankfort.

R. Wohlgemuth's published works include: Die Unsterblichkeitslehre in der Bibel (1899); Beitraege zu einer juedischen Homiletik (1904); Das juedische Religionsgesetz in juedischer Beleuchtung (2 vols., 191119), a study of the problem of Ta'amei ha-Mitzvot (the ideology of the practical commandments); Bildungsprobleme in der Ostjudenfrage (1916); Das Tier und seine Wertung im Judentum (1930); and Grundgedanken der Religionsphilosophie Max Schelers (1931). His Der badische Gebetbuchentwurf... (1907) and Gesetzestreues und liberales Judentum (1913) are a defense of Orthodoxy against Reform. In Der Weltkrieg im Lichte des Judentums (1915), he extolled Germany's "civilizing mission." Wohlgemuth also translated (with J. Bleichrode (1899, 19397) R. M. H. Luzzatto's ethical guide, Mesillat Yesharim (1906) into German. A Festschrift was issued in honor of his 60th birthday (Juedische Studien, 1928).

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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