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Lot #    16358
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:34:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Haftarot uebersetz und erlaeutert
Title (Hebrew)    סדר ההפטרות
Author    [First Ed.] Dr. Mendel Hirsch
City    Frankfort am Main - (Roedelheim)
Publisher    A. J. Hofmann (S. Lehrberger & Comp.)
Publication Date    1896
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. Portrait, [8], 571, [1] pp., 226:155 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed. Portrait paste down on fly.
   The Haftorot with German translation and commentary by Dr. Mendel Hirsch (1833–1900), educator and writer. The eldest son of R. Samson Raphael Hirsch, from 1855 he taught Jewish and general subjects at the high schools founded by his father in Frankfort. From 1877 he was their principal and for 17 years was also headmaster of the Jewish elementary school. He contributed a series of articles on pedagogical subjects to the monthly Jeschurun, published by his father. Among his other works are: Das reine Menschentum im Lichte des Judentums (1893; Humanism and Judaism, 1928); a German translation of and commentary on the haftarot, Die Haftarot uebersetz und erlaeutert (1896, 1913; also Eng., 1966); on the minor prophets (Kleine Propheten, uebersetzt und erlaeutert, 1900); and on Lamentations (Die Klagelieder, 1903). In a published lecture (Der Zionismus, 1898) Hirsch adopted a stand against political Zionism, while recognizing it as an admission that assimilation had failed.
Paragraph 2    עברית וגרמנית, עמודה מול עמודה, ולמטה פירוש בגרמנית.
   CD-EPI 0128172; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica