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Lot #    20307
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:27:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Israels Gebete (Prayers)
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    Dr. J. Goldschmidt
City    Mainz
Publisher    Joh. Wirth
Publication Date    1902
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   iv, 387 pp. 215:135 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern half leather and marbled paper boards.
   Comprehensive bi-lingual Hebrew-German prayer book. The title page is in German, except for the title and the motto. The text states that it is Israels Gebete (Prayers), and the motto, which is from Midrash Rabbah (36) based on the verse, God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall live in the tents of Shem (Genesis 9:27), and that is Synagogue prayers in versified German, by Dr. J. Goldschmidt, Grand Rabbi in Offenbach a. M. The title page is followed by a table of contents. A separate guide to the order of prayers (Wegweiser für die Gebet=Ordnung), a forward from the author, and the liturgy, which begins with for the well being of the monarchy, and then the traditional morning prayers, beginning with . There are weekday, Shabbat, Rosh Hodesh, festival, Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur , Purim, and Hanukkah prayers, as well as Birkat ha-Mazon (Tisch-Gebet), prayers to be said in a mourners home, for a circumcision and others. This is an Orthodox prayer book, nusah Ashkenaz. The text is in vocalized Hebrew with German translation of the facing page. The text on each page is within a single line border. The front end paper has entries in ink in one hand that record events from 1913 to 1964. They inform that Rabiner Dr. Goldschmidt was umgefähr (died?) in 1913 in Offenbach and that Martha Oppenheimer emigrated to Los Angeles in 1914. Offenbach, the community that in which Rabbi Dr. Goldschmidt officiated had, at about the time this prayer book was printed, 1,212 Jews out of a population approximating 60,000. In addition to its synagogue, it had a ladies' club, a fraternity, a Jewish hospital, and a Hevra Kaddisha.
   JE; Not in CD-EPI
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica