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Lot #    13095
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 11:41:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die jüdischen Feste und ihre Gebraüche
Author    [Only Ed.] Max Ellguther
City    Neisse
Publisher    J. Graveur'schen Buchhandlung (Gustav Neumann)
Publication Date    1890
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 37 pp., 182:120 mm., nice margins, usual light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in the original paper wrappers. Rare - not listed in WorldCat.
   A volume on the Jewish holidays by Max Ellguther, who a preacher and teacher of religion in the Jewish community of Neisse. The text is in German, with frequent words and phrases in Hebrew. The book is dedicated to R. Dr. Israel Lewy, the German scholar; b.1847; educated at the Jewish Theological Seminary and the University in Breslau. In 1874 he was appointed docent at the Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums in Berlin, and in 1883 he was called to the seminary at Breslau. Lewy's knowledge of Talmudic literature was unusually wide; he was endowed also with an exceptionally acute and dispassionate critical spirit and with a faculty for grasping the proper importance of details. His first publication was "Ueber Einige Fragmente aus der Mischna des Abba Saul" (Berlin, 1876), in which he showed that the Mishnah collections of the foremost teachers in the period before the final redaction of the Mishnah itself, including that of Abba Saul, agreed as regards all the essential points of the Halakah. "Ein Wort über die Mechilta des R. Simon" (Breslau, 1889) is likewise an authoritative work in the field of halakic exegesis.

Ellguther also wrote Die soziale Gesetzgebung der Bibel, Weihegebet und Festpredigt bei der Synagogenweihe zu Neisse am 17. Mai 1892 , Worte der Liebe und Wahrheit : drei Predigt-Zyklen für Roschha-schono, Kolnidre und Jom Kippur and Von Herzen zu Herzen.

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