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Lot #    13275
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 1:11:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kriegspredigten
Author    [Only Ed.] R. David Herzog
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    J. Kauffmann
Publication Date    1915
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 100 pp., 197:132 mm., wide uncut margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in the original title paper wrappers.
   Wartime homilies by R. David Herzog (18691946), Austrian rabbi and scholar. Herzog was born in Tyrnau (Trnava), and studied in Vienna. In 1900 he was appointed rabbi in Smichov, a suburb of Prague. Later, as rabbi of Graz, Austria, he also taught Semitic languages at the University of Graz. In 1938 the Nazis raided his home and threw him into the Mur River. He was rescued and escaped to Oxford, England. His scholarly interests were two-fold: medieval Jewish Literature, especially Judeo-Arabic writings, and the history of the Jews in Austria, especially in Steiermark. In the first field he published Die Abhandlung des Abu Bekr ibn Al-Saig "Vom Verhalten des Einsiedlers," nach Mose Narbonis Auszug (1896); Maimonides Commentar zum Tractat Peah (1899), the text in the original Arabic with an introduction and notes; and Joseph b. Eliezer Bonfils' supercommentary to Abraham ibn Ezra's commentary to the Pentateuch (Josef Bonfils und sein "Tzofnat Paaneach," 2 vols., 191130, repr. 196667). In Jewish history he published, under the influence of J. E. Scherer, a number of important articles and studies. His works are based on archival material and other primary sources, such as tombstone inscriptions. Herzog wrote Urkunden und Registen zur Geschichte der Juden in der Steiermark (1935), and "Die juedischen Friedhoefe in Graz" (in Quellen und Forschungen zur Geschichte der Juden in der Steiermark, vol. 2, 1937). Some of Herzog's sermons also appeared in print.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica