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Lot #    13025
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 11:07:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Rabbinische Ceremonialgebrauche
Author    [First Ed. - Customs - Reform] Moses Bruck
City    Breslau
Publisher    August Schultz
Publication Date    1837
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. XL, 82 pp., 208:133 mm., wide margins, stamps, old hands, light age staining. A very good copy not bound.
Paragraph 1    The Raphael Kirchheim copy with his hand on title.
   Hungarian theological writer; born about 1812 in Prerau, Moravia; died in 1849. He studied at Prague, and, as he could find no position as tutor in Moravia, went to Hungary. On the outbreak of the Revolution of 1848 he enlisted in Gross-Becskerek on the side of Hungarian independence, became a Honvéd officer, died at Hód-Mezö-Vásárhely, and was buried with full military honors in the Jewish cemetery there.

Bruck was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the Reform movement, and was among the pioneers of modern Jewish theological literature. He wrote "Die Reform des Judenthums"; but especially his "Rabbinische Ceremonialgebräuche" and "Pharisäische Volkssitten und Ritualien" are of great value to the student of Jewish customs and practises, and were favorably criticized by Geiger ("Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift," iii. 426) and Fürst ("Allg. Zeit. des Judenthums," i. 324), and were widely read.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Reform:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica