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Lot #    10310
Auction End Date    4/19/2005 2:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    The Passover Haggadah, its sources and history
Title (Hebrew)    הגדה של פסח, מקורותיה ותולדותיה
Author    [Haggadah - First Ed.] E. D. Goldschmidt
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Bialik Institute
Publication Date    1960
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. 11, 144, xl(photo charts) pp., 262:190 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   This scholarly work records the development of the traditional haggadah through the ages with its sources tracked. Appended is a reproduction of a Cairo Geniza haggadah.

Ernest Daniel Goldschmidt (1895–1972), librarian and scholar of Jewish liturgy. Goldschmidt was born in Koenigshuette (now Chorzow, Poland), where his father was rabbi. He served from 1926 to 1935 as librarian in the Prussian State Library, Berlin. Emigrating to Palestine in 1936, he joined the staff of the Jewish National and University Library (1936–62). Goldschmidt prepared critical editions of various liturgical texts. His various Passover Haggadot (with German translation, introduction, and notes, 1936, 1937; Hebrew, 1947, 1960) became very popular; the Haggadah by N. N. Glatzer (Eng., 1953, 1969) is based on Goldschmidt's work. In 1959 his edition of Maimonides' prayer text appeared; it was followed by Siddur Tefillat Yisrael (two rites) in 1964; Selihot according to both the Lithuanian and Polish rites in 1965; Kinot (liturgy for the Ninth of Av, Polish rite) in 1968; S. D. Luzzatto's introduction to his edition of the Mahzor Roma was reissued by Goldschmidt (1966) with notes and an essay on the Roman rite. His edition of the High Holiday mahzor (1970), which is a compendium of all the Ashkenazi rites, is of particular importance.

          
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Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
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Subject
Haggadah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
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Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica