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Lot #    13981
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:21:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Der Talmud vom Standpunkt des Modernen Judenthums
Author    [Only Ed. - Reform] Dr. Emanuel Schreiber
City    Berlin
Publisher    Wilhem Issleib
Publication Date    1881
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], 52 pp., octavo, 222.144 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps, plate. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   A modern (nineteenth century) reformed perspective on the Talmud, as expressed by the title, Der Talmud vom Standpunkt des Modernen Judenthums (the Talmud from the perspective of modern Judaism). There is a forward, followed by a brief list of other works on the subject, and then the text in eight chapters, covering such subjects as schicksale des Talmud (fate of the Tamud); Wesen des Talmud (nature of the Talmud); halacha; hagadah; Allegorien; and ethics in the Talmud.

Dr. Emanuel Schreiber was an American rabbi; born at Leipnik, Moravia, Dec. 13, 1852. He received his education at the Talmudical college of his native town, the rabbinical seminary at Eisenstadt, Hungary, and the Hochschule in Berlin (Ph.D., Heidelberg, 1873). In 1874 he was appointed teacher at the Samson School at Wolfenbüttel, and subsequently became rabbi of Elbing (1875) and Bonn on the Rhine (1878). Later, Schreiber came to the United States, having in 1881 accepted a call to the rabbinate of Mobile, Ala., where he remained until 1883, when he was elected rabbi of Denver, Colo. He then held successively the rabbinates of Los Angeles, Cal. (1885-89); Little Rock, Ark. (1889-91); Spokane, Wash. (1891-92); Toledo, O. (1892-97); and Youngstown, O. (1897-1899). Since 1899 he has been rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El, Chicago, Ill. Schreiber was editor of the "Jüdische Gemeinde- und Familien-Zeitung" (later "Die Reform") from 1876 to 1881, and of the "Chicago Occident" from 1893 to 1896; and he has written many essays for the Jewish press. Of his works may be mentioned: "Die Principien des Judenthums Verglichen mit Denen des Christentums," Leipsic, 1877; "Abraham Geiger," ib. 1879; "Erzählungen der Heiligen Schrift," 4th ed., Leipsic, 1880; "Die Selbstkritik der Juden," Berlin, 1880, and Leipsic, 1890; "Graetz's Geschichtsbauerei," ib. 1881; "Der Talmud vom Standpunkt des Modernen Judenthums," ib. 1881; "The Talmud," Denver, 1884; "Reform Judaism and Its Pioneers," Spokane, 1892; "Moses Bloch, a Biography," Chicago, 1894; and "The Bible in the Light of Science," Pittsburg, 1897.

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