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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
   44 f., 8 vo., 182:117 mm., light age staining.
   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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   Waxman III 196; Zinberg IX 13
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica