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Lot #    34043
Auction End Date    4/24/2012 12:09:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Minhagei Yisrael
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    R. Judah ha-Kohen Krauss
City    Seini
Publisher    Jacob Vider
Publication Date    1927
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3], 70 ff., 225:150 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins. A good copy bound in modern cloth wrappers.
   Popular Yiddish work on customs by R. Judah ha-Kohen Krauss. The title page, with a bluish frame and text in both blue and red, states that the contents have been selected from holy works with reasons for the customs. It is dated take of the best fruits (687 = 1927 in the land (Genesis 43:11) and describes Rabbiner Kraus as av bet din in Lackenbach. There is a list of contributors to publication and a forward, followed by the text. Minhagei Yisrael begins with such subjects as covering ones head and tefillin, covers Shabbat and festivals and concludes with errata.

R. Judah ha-Kohen Krauss (18581939), Hungarian rabbi, halakhist, and preacher. Krauss was ordained by his teacher R. Moses Schick and by R. Moses Pollak, the av bet din of Bonyhád and by Eliezer Susman of Paks. In 1885 he was appointed rabbi of Lackenbach where he served for 50 years. The community was one of the seven oldest in Hungary and had a long tradition of learning. Here Krauss founded a yeshivah which attracted many students, and his fame spread. He was an outstanding preacher. At the request of R. Moses Schick, he published homiletical and aggadic works in German written in Hebrew characters. He also published and edited in six volumes Davar be-Itto (190913), a religious homiletical journal which became a source book for preachers and lecturers in German-speaking countries. R. Krauss paid especial attention to the education of youth. In 1935 he immigrated to Jerusalem where he devoted himself to study.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Rumania
Customs:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica