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Lot #    19252
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:03:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Passover Hagadah
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Haggadah - First Ed.] Dr. Marcus Lehmann
City    London
Publisher    Honigson Publishing
Publication Date    1969
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition of English translation. [7], 356, 30 illus. pp., 248:187 mm., wide crisp margins. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards. Limited edition on blue paper, copy number 54 of 74.
          
Detailed
Description
   Illustrated Haggadah with an English tranlation of the orignal German translation and commentary by R. Dr. Marcus Lehmann (Meir; 18311890), German Orthodox rabbi, scholar, and writer. Lehmann was born in Verden, Germany, and studied with Israel Hildesheimer in Halberstadt, with S. L. Rapoport in Prague, and at Halle. In Prague he was friendly with the writer Solomon Kohn, who may have influenced Lehmann's future work as a writer. In 1853 an organ was introduced in the synagogue of Mainz and in 1854, when the Orthodox members formed a separate congregation, Lehmann was elected their rabbi and, eventually, one of the leaders and spokesmen of modern German Orthodoxy. In Mainz he founded a religious school which from 1859 was an elementary day school for boys and girls. Lehmann wrote polemically against Reform and founded the weekly Israelit (18601938) to counter the influence of Ludwig Philippson's Reform periodical, Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums; the Israelit became the principal voice of German Orthodoxy. Lehmann was the main contributor to the Israelit and his many historical novels, including Rabbi Joselmann von Rosheim (translated into English as Tales of Yore, 1947), and short stories were first published in it. His stories were collected in Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart (6 vols., 187288), and many were translated or adapted into Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, French, Hungarian, English, and other languages. Lehmann's stories have no great literary merit, but as juvenile literature they have religious and educational value. Of more scholarly importance, though also primarily intended for popular instruction, are his German edition of the Haggadah (1906, 19142, 19265), anonymously revised and enlarged by H. Ehrmann and translated into English (1969), and his Sabbath lectures on Avot, collected as Die Sprueche der Vaeter (in installments, in: Israelit, 18951905; 3 vols., 1921/23) in which Lehmann made use of earlier commentators, particularly of Samuel b. Isaac's Midrash Shemu'el, and thus made the commentators accessible to the German reader. Lehmann also published the tractate Berakhot of the Jerusalem Talmud with the commentary of Solomon Sirillo and his own notes, Meir Nativ (1874). Lehmann translated the Pentateuch (1873, 19136) in the Bible translation initiated by the Orthodox Bible Institute to counter the translation of Zunz and others. As editor of the Israelit, Lehmann inclined increasingly to S. R. Hirsch's intransigent line in Hirsch's differences with Hildesheimer, Lehmann's friend and teacher.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
Haggadah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Blue Paper:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica