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Lot #    16327
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:19:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sha’ar Yikra de-Hayyim
Title (Hebrew)    יקרא דחיים שער
Author    [Hirsch] R. Hayyim Eliezer Havizdorf
City    Jerusalem - Frankfort am Main
Publisher    H. ha-Levi Zukerman
Publication Date    1889
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 10 pp., 8 vo., 180:120 mm., age staining, some chipping, loose in contemporary boards.
   Eulogy for R. Samson ben Raphael Hirsch delivered in the Beit ha-Midrash Ahavat Zion of the congregation Adass Jeschurun of Germany and Holland on 12 Shevat [5]649 (Monday, January 14, 1889) by R. Hayyim Eliezer ben Ezriel Zelig Havizdorf, son-in-law of R. [Joshua] Bezalel [Kanterovitz], author of Mishkan Bezalel. R. Hirsch (1808–1888) was the leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. He was born in Hamburg to R. Raphael (who had changed his surname from Frankfurter to Hirsch), where he studied Talmud with his grandfather R. Mendel Frankfurter, and was influenced by rabbis Jacob Ettlinger and Isaac Bernays. R. Hirsch served as Landrabbiner and rabbi in several communities, but is best remembered for his activity, from 1851, as rabbi of the Orthodox congregation Adass Jeschurun (known in German as the Israelitishe Religionsgesellschaft) in Frankfort on the Main, a position he held for 37 years until his death. In coming to Frankfort, R. Hirsch resigned a prestigious position to become rabbi of a small struggling traditionalist community, which he developed into the foremost Jewish community in Germany. Here R. Hirsch crystallized his conception of Judaism, developing his Torah im Derekh Eretz philosophy, and established the prototype for neo-Orthodoxy, which continued to develop in Germany and abroad. R. Hirsch was a prolific writer and his works, among them The Nineteen Letters (1836) and Horeb (1838), many translated into other languages, including English, continue to be read and studied to the present. R. Hirsch is a seminal figure in modern Jewish history.
Paragraph 2    מספד מר על ... מו"ה רפאל שמשון [!צ"ל: שמשון בן רפאל] הירש זצ"ל אב"ד בע"ת [בעיר תהילה] פראנקפורט א-מיין ... אשר הרימותי בקהל עם בבהמ"ד "אהבת ציון" לעדת ישורון ילידי דייטשלאנד והוללאנד הי"ו בתוככי ירושלם ת"ו, ביום ב יב שבט תרמ"ט ... חיים אליעזר הויזדארף בלא"א ... ר' זעליג הי"ו וחתן הרב ... מהר"י [ר' יהושע] בצלאל [קאנטרוביץ] זצ"ל ...
   Friedberg י 912; EJ; Halevi, Jerusalem Imprints p. 226 no. 663; CD-EPI 0126400
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Eulogy
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica