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Lot #    13553
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:00:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Postcard by R. Joseph Breuer
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יוסף ברייער
Author    [Ms.]
City    Frankfort am Main
Publication Date    1925
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Postcard, 90:138 mm., usual light age staining, creased, ink on card, signed and dated.
   Postcard to R. Eliezer Tarsis in Kelme by R. Joseph Breuer (1882–1980), Orthodox rabbi; son of R. Solomon Breuer. R. Breuer was born in Papa, Hungary. In 1906 R. Breuer became a lecturer at the yeshivah in Frankfort, heading it after his father's death (1926). He emigrated to the U.S. in 1939 and became head of K'hal Adath Jeshurun in Washington Heights, N.Y., and of its Yeshivah Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (1944), modeled after the Orthodox Jewish community of Frankfort. The kehillah which he headed had its own yeshivah, and kashrut supervision. Regarded as one of the spiritual heirs of Hirsch, his maternal grandfather Rabbi Breuer wrote extensively in German and English defending staunch Orthodoxy.

R. Breuer published biblical translations and commentaries on Jeremiah (1914) and Ezekiel (1921); and introductions to R. S. R. Hirsch's Commentary on the Torah (Ger. 2 vols, 1926; Eng. 2 vols, 1948); translations of and commentaries (with text) on the piyyutim for Rosh Ha-Shanah and the Day of Atonement; and wrote Jewish Marriage (Ger. 1923; Eng. 1956). A Jubilee Volume was published in his honor on the occasion of his 80th birthday (Ateret Zevi, Eng. and Heb., 1962, with a bibliography of his writings).

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20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica