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Lot #    13168
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 12:18:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Predigt der Seelen
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Marcus Hirsch
City    Hamburg
Publisher    M. Letzmann
Publication Date    [1909]
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 8 pp., 224:144 mm., wide margins, creased. A good copy bound as published.
   R. Marcus Hirsch (Mordecai Amram; 18331909), rabbi. Born in Tiszab[, Hungary, Hirsch studied at the yeshivot of Pressburg (Bratislava) and Miskolc-Csaba. From 1853 he studied at the yeshivah of S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and also attended lectures at the university there, served as rabbi of Karcag, and of Tiszab[, and between 1861 and 1880 of Obuda (Alt-Ofen, now part of Budapest). Under Hirsch's leadership this community began to flourish again. He founded a yeshivah and undertook various civic functions. He was appointed to the government commission charged with the arbitration of conflicts within the Jewish communities of Hungary. In 1864, with Rabbi S. Brill of Pest and J. Steinhardt of Arad, Hirsch was entrusted with the task of reorganizing the Jewish elementary school system, as well as with preparing a curriculum for the new rabbinical seminary. He endeavored to mediate between the progressive and Orthodox trends in Judaism, and played the role of conciliator at the General Jewish Congress of Hungary in 186869. From 1880 he served the community of Prague and in 1889 became chief rabbi of Hamburg, where he was known as a leader of the enlightened Orthodox movement. His works published in Hebrew, German, and Hungarian include Divrei Shalom ve-Emet, and sermons.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica