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Lot #    14482
Auction End Date    6/13/2006 10:17:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Das Mosaische Judenthum
Title (Hebrew)    Predigt... Wachenfeste 5597
Author    [Only Ed. - Reform] Moses Bruck
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    Hermann'sche
Publication Date    1837
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 82 pp., 207:133 mm., wide margins, stamps, old hands, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper boards. Rare - no copy in major collections.
   Moses Bruck, Hungarian theological writer; born about 1812 in Prerau, Moravia; died in 1849. He studied at Prague, and, as he could find no position as tutor in Moravia, went to Hungary. On the outbreak of the Revolution of 1848 he enlisted in Gross-Becskerek on the side of Hungarian independence, became a Honvéd officer, died at Hód-Mezö-Vásárhely, and was buried with full military honors in the Jewish cemetery there.

Bruck was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the Reform movement, and was among the pioneers of modern Jewish theological literature. He wrote "Die Reform des Judenthums"; but especially his "Rabbinische Ceremonialgebräuche" and "Pharisäische Volkssitten und Ritualien" are of great value to the student of Jewish customs and practises, and were favorably criticized by Geiger ("Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift," iii. 426) and Fürst ("Allg. Zeit. des Judenthums," i. 324), and were widely read.

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