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Lot #    13570
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:08:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    handbüchlein der Jüdischen Liturgik
Author    [Only Ed.] S. Levin
City    Chemnitz
Publisher    S. Levin
Publication Date    1880
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 39, [1] pp., 210:130 mm., usual light age staining, nice margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in later half cloth and marbled paper boards.
   Concise manual on Jewish liturgy arranged by S. Levin. The full title is Handbüchlein der jüdischen Liturgik: mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Gebrüche und Bedeutungen der jüdischen Feier-, Freuden- und Fasttage für Hans und Schule (Hanbook of the Jewish Liturgy: with special consideration on the use and meanings of the Jewish holidays, festivals and fast days for home and school). Levin is described as Cultus=Beamter der Israel Religionsgemeinde in Chemnitz (Cultural official of Israel the religious municipality in Chemnitz). There is a forward from Levin followed by a table of contents. The handbook is divided into four parts, each subdivided into several chapters with subheadings. The First part comprises Die geboten Ruhetage (compulsory days of rest), which includes Shabbat, withnine sections for those special Shabbats such as Shabbat Teshuvah and Shabbat Parah; Die geboten Festtage (festivals days), entries a through e, the last with subheadings, including Pesah, Shavu’ot, and Rosh Ha-Shanah. The second part is halbfests, including such festivals as Hanukkah, Purim and Rosh Hodesh, and under Freudentage (joyful days) Lag be-Omer 15 Av, and Tu b’Shevat. Part three is Geschichtliche Fasten (historical fasts), five days such as Zom =Gedaliah and Senteenth of Tamuz. The last part is Gottesdienstliche Formen und religiöse Gebräuch (religious forms and customs, encompassing prayer, milah, pidyon ha-ben and hala; Geshichte des Gotteshauses (history of the synagogue) in seven parts, and Zweck des Gegets und Gebetsbedingungen (purpose and meaning of the prayers. There are two appendices.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica