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Lot #    13621
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:34:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Judische Moral
Author    Dr. Joel Mueller
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    H. L. Broenner
Publication Date    1886
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 13 pp., 214:154 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, stamps, old hands. A very good copy bound in later half cloth and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   Homily by Dr. Joel Mueller (18271895), rabbinical scholar and authority on geonic texts. Born at Maehrisch Ostrau, Moravia, Mueller received his early talmudic education from his father, rabbi in Maehrisch Ostrau, whom he succeeded in 1853. After a period as rabbi in Leipa, Bohemia, and as a teacher of religion in Vienna, in 1884 he began teaching at the Berlin Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums.

Mueller published a series of rabbinic texts, chiefly responsa, of the geonic and immediate post-geonic period, which are models of scholarly editions. The most important are the post-talmudic tractate Massekhet Soferim (1878), with an introduction and copious notes in German; a post-talmudic work on ritual differences between Erez Israel and Babylon, Hilluf Minhagim (in Ha-Shahar 7 (1876), and 8 (1877); published separately, 1878); Teshuvot Hakhmei Zarefat ve-Loter ("Responsa of French and Lorraine Scholars," 1881, repr. 1959, 1967); Teshuvot Ge'onei Mizra u-Ma'arav ("Responsa of Eastern and Western Geonim," in Bet Talmud, 4 (1885); and 5 (1886); published separately 1888; repr. 1959, 1966); Mafte'ah li-Teshuvot Ge'onim ("Introduction to Geonic Responsa," 1891; repr. 1959); and Halakhot Pesukot ("Short Geonic Responsa," 1893). Mueller also edited Saadiah's "Book (on the law) of Inheritance" Traite des Successions... for J. Derenbourg's edition of Saadiah's writings (Oeuvres ComplItes; vol. 9, 1897). For the annual reports of the Lehranstalt he published studies on responsa in the pre-geonic period (in: 4, 1886); on those of tenth-century Spanish teachers (in: 7, 1889); on Yehudai Gaon (in: 8, 1890), and on the responsa of Meshullam b. Kalonymus (in: 11, 1893); see also his Responsa of Kalonymos of Lucca (Teshuvot Rabbenu Kalonymos mi-Lucca, 1891).

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