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Lot #    5154
Auction End Date    7/15/2003 12:32:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Toldot Rashi
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    Leopold Zunz
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Alexander Ginsa
Publication Date    1862
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   44 f., 8 vo., 182:117 mm., light age staining.
          
Detailed
Description
   Biography of Rashi by the historian, Leopold Zunz (Yom Tov Lipman, 17941886), translated from the German original into Hebrew by Samson Bloch (1784-85).

Zinberg describes this biography as, Literally epoch-making, however, was his [Zunz] scholarly study of Rashi (Saloman ben Isaac, genannt Rashi). With enormous scholarship Zunz managed to illuminate one of the obscurest but also most interesting moments in the cultural history of Franco-German Jewry. From scanty material scattered among hundreds of books, he erected a complete structure, provided a more or less substantial portrait of the great Parshandatha, or commentator, and his environment. He leads us into Rashis library and tells us the sources from which the great master drew the material required for his works which had such an enormous influence on the culture of the Jewish people.

          
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Reference
Description
   Waxman III 196; Zinberg IX 13
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica