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Lot #    14438
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 2:08:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Stunden der Andacht für Israeliten
Author    [Liturgy - First Ed.] R. Samson Wolf Rosenfeld
City    Dinkelsbühl
Publisher    Friedrich
Publication Date    1834
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 4 vol., 182:113 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining, stamps, plates. A very good set bound in contemporary marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   R. Samson Wolf Rosenfeld, German rabbi; born at Markt Uhlfeld, Bavaria, Jan. 4, 1780; died at Bamberg May 12, 1862. At the age of thirteen he entered the yeshibah at Fürth, and for six years he studied rabbinics there. In 1808 he was elected rabbi of Uhlfeld. He accepted no salary or emoluments. For many years he held also the post of president of the congregation. He introduced reforms in house and synagogue, and established a school in which he shared the labor of the teachers. In 1819 a beautiful synagogue was dedicated concerning which he published a pamphlet, "Die Israelitische Tempelhalle, oder die Neue Synagoge in Uhlfeld, Ihre Entstehung, Einrichtung und Einweihung, Nebst den Drei Dabei Gehaltenen Reden." He preached in German at a time when other Bavarian rabbis could neither read nor write the vernacular.

In consequence of the law of June 10, 1813, which made the "Schutzjuden" citizens of Bavaria, and which demanded that the rabbi should have a university training, Rosenfeld submitted to a new examination. In 1826 he was elected rabbi of Bamberg, which post he held until his death. He took an active part in the work for the emancipation of the Bavarian Jews, and wrote a number of pamphlets on this subject (see Jew. Encyc. ii. 604b).

Rosenfeld edited "Stunden der Andacht für Israeliten" (4 vols., Dinkelsbühl, 1834; 2d ed., 3 vols., ib. 1838). Selections therefrom in Hebrew by M. Bendelsohn of Grodno appeared at Wilna in 1854 under the title "Hegyon ha-'Ittim." In 1835 and 1836 Rosenfeld published the weekly "Das Füllhorn."

   I. Klein, in Monatsschrift, 1863, pp. 201-214; S. Krämer, in Achawa, 1866, pp. 15-33; Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 169; JE
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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