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Lot #    9574
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 4:33:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Et ha-Zamir
Title (Hebrew)    עת הזמיר
Author    [Haskalah] Mattithiah Simha Rabener
City    Jassy
Publisher    Buciumului Romaua
Publication Date    1868
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [8], 76 p., 214:133 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Hebrew translation of Friedrich von Schiller's poetry.

Mattithiah Simha Rabener, Austrian Hebraist and educator; born in Lemberg Jan. 23, 1826. After receiving the usual rabbinical education, he took up, at the age of fifteen, the study of Neo-Hebrew and modern languages. In 1860 he became head teacher of a Jewish school in Czernowitz, Bukowina, and in 1867 a teacher of Jewish religion in the gymnasium and the general schools of Suchaw, Moravia. In 1867 he became director of a Jewish school in Foltichani, Rumania, where he occasionally officiated as preacher. In 1869 he was called to Jassy to the positions of preacher in the Reform synagogue and director of the Jewish orphan asylum. He retired from these offices in 1885. He had one daughter, Sabina, and two sons, Leo (army physician) and Emil (merchant and musical composer).

Rabener is the author of "'Et ha-Zamir," a Hebrew translation of a number of poems by Schiller (Czernowitz, 1862; Jassy, 1868); "Neginot 'Eber," a translation of Byron's "Hebrew Melodies" (Czernowitz, 1864); "Ha-Shulamit," a German dramatization of the Song of Songs (Jassy, 1888). He has written also a number of songs, mostly elegiac, and articles, published in various periodicals, and was the editor of a Hebrew quarterly magazine entitled "Mi-Zimrat ha-Arez," two numbers of which appeared in Jassy in 1872.

          
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Reference
Description
   Friedberg 1242.2; Ozar ha-Sifrut, ii. 294-296; Zeitlin, Bibl. Post-Mendels, p. 280; JE
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Poetry
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica