[Book List]  

PLEASE NOTE: All bidding for the auction currently underway
at our new website at www.virtualjudaica.com/

Bidding Information
Lot #    19218
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:46:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The Passover Haggadah, its sources and history
Title (Hebrew)    הגדה של פסח, מקורותיה ותולדותיה
Author    [Haggadah - First Ed.] E. D. Goldschmidt
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Bialik Institute
Publication Date    1960
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 11, 144, xl(photo charts) pp., 262:190 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards.
   This scholarly work records the development of the traditional haggadah through the ages with its sources tracked. Appended is a reproduction of a Cairo Geniza haggadah.

Ernest Daniel Goldschmidt (1895–1972), librarian and scholar of Jewish liturgy. Goldschmidt was born in Koenigshuette (now Chorzow, Poland), where his father was rabbi. He served from 1926 to 1935 as librarian in the Prussian State Library, Berlin. Emigrating to Palestine in 1936, he joined the staff of the Jewish National and University Library (1936–62). Goldschmidt prepared critical editions of various liturgical texts. His various Passover Haggadot (with German translation, introduction, and notes, 1936, 1937; Hebrew, 1947, 1960) became very popular; the Haggadah by N. N. Glatzer (Eng., 1953, 1969) is based on Goldschmidt's work. In 1959 his edition of Maimonides' prayer text appeared; it was followed by Siddur Tefillat Yisrael (two rites) in 1964; Selihot according to both the Lithuanian and Polish rites in 1965; Kinot (liturgy for the Ninth of Av, Polish rite) in 1968; S. D. Luzzatto's introduction to his edition of the Mahzor Roma was reissued by Goldschmidt (1966) with notes and an essay on the Roman rite. His edition of the High Holiday mahzor (1970), which is a compendium of all the Ashkenazi rites, is of particular importance.

Associated Images
3 Images (Click thumbnail to view full size image):
  Order   Image   Caption
  1   Click to view full size  
  2   Click to view full size  
  3   Click to view full size  
Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica