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Lot #    9469
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 2:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Danske Bonner for Israelitter
Title (Hebrew)    תפלת ישראל
Author    [Liturgy - Avot] R. Abraham Alexander Wolff
City    Coopenhagen
Publisher    I Cohens Bogtrykkerier
Publication Date    1917
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   XIV, [1], 476; [6], 159 pp., 8 vo., 210:138 mm., light browning. A very good copy bound in modern half leather boards.
   Liturgy for the entire year with a Danish translation, includes Avot.

R. Abraham Alexander Wolff (1801–1891), chief rabbi of Copenhagen. Born in Darmstadt, Germany, he graduated from the University of Giessen in 1821, writing for his dissertation Der Prophet Habakkuk (Darmstadt, 1822). Some years later he wrote Torat Yisrael, a textbook on Judaism which was translated into Dutch, Danish, and Swedish. After serving in the rabbinate of Giessen for two years, in 1828 he was appointed chief rabbi in Copenhagen, continuing in office for over 62 years. During this period, R. Wolff, who combined the traditional spirit with a modern outlook, had a decisive influence in shaping the character of the Denmark community. He succeeded in reconciling the traditional and liberal parties. In the new synagogue, built on his initiative in 1833, Wolff was able to unify the disintegrated community. He instituted the traditional services with revisions, accompanied by a sermon. Many of his sermons have been published. He provided a Danish translation of the prayer book (1856) and translated the Pentateuch and haftarot (1891–94, part published posthumously). In Talmudfjender (1878) he replied to attacks by some Danish clergymen on the Jews and Judaism. Wolff also wrote Bibelhistorie for Skole og Hjem (1867), a biblical history for Jewish school and home use, and defended his innovations in the ritual in Ateret Shalom ve-Emet, or Stimmen der aeltesten glaubwuerdigsten Rabbinen ueber die Pijutim (1857). He was awarded the title of professor and created a Knight of the Order of Danebrog.

Paragraph 2    כולל התפלות מכל השנה בסדר נכון... העתיק ללשון דאניא והוסיף תחינות ובקשות אברהם בן... אלכסאנדר וואלף... הוצאה רביעית בהגהה יתירה והוספות רבות.

מנהג פולין. נוסח אשכנז. עברית ודנית, עמודה מול עמודה. ההקדמה וההערות בדנית. [6], 159 עמ': תפילות בדנית. נדפסו משמאל לימין, עם שער מיוחד

   CD-EPI 0309529; EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Denmark
Liturgy:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Danish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica