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Lot #    8438
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 1:25:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Jeschurun
Author    [First Ed.] R. Samson Raphael Hirsch
City    Frankfort am Main
Publication Date    1870
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Issues 2 & 3 of 1870. 71-260 pp., 216:132 mm., wide uncut margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Founded and edited by R. Samsom b. Raphael Hirsch, the German periodical Jeschurun (185470; new series 188390 edited by his son Isaac Hirsch), served as a vehicle for the dissemination of his ideas ("a monthly for the inculcation of the spirit of Judaism and of Jewish life in home, community, and school"). In it, R. Hirsch published his essays, some of which were later republished in his Gesammelte Schriften (6 vols., 190212).

R. Samson b. Raphael Hirsch (18081888) was the leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. Born in Hamburg, Hirsch studied Talmud there with his grandfather R. Mendel Frankfurter. His education was also influenced by rabbis Jacob Ettlinger and Isaac Bernays, and by his father, R. Raphael (who had changed his surname from Frankfurter to Hirsch). R. Hirsch's importance as a religious spiritual leader, his wide influence as a preacher and teacher, organizer and writer, made him a dedicated champion of Orthodoxy in its controversy with the Reform-liberal Judaism. While advocating strict adherence to halakhah, R. Hirsch tried to find a solution to the political and cultural challenges presented in modern life to Judaism. He considered his view of Judaism not as a system of philosophical speculation but as an explication of the Sinaitic revelation. Despite widespread opposition to his ideas from many circles in German Jewry his personal qualities won their respect and admiration.

          
Reference
Description
   I. Grunfeld, Three Generations: The Influence of Samson Raphael Hirsch on Jewish Life and Thought (1958), incl. extensive bibliography; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Periodical
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica