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Lot #    14515
Auction End Date    6/13/2006 10:33:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Precis d’Instruction Religieuse
Title (Hebrew)    ñôø çðåê äîöåú ìéìãéí
Author    [Only Ed.] R. I. M. Choucroun
City    Alger - Paris
Publisher    Deppen
Publication Date    c. 1956
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 46 pp., 216:134 mm., illustrated., nice margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound as issued.
   Illustrated French text with Hebrew for instructing children in the basic precepts of Judaism by Rabbin Isaac Marc Choucroun. There is an introduction dated Alger, Juin, 1946 instructions from the author, and the text. At the end of the work is a table of contents listing Precis d’Instruction Religieuse’s twelve chapters, which include Notre Litterature Religieuse, which encompasses Bible and Talmud; Croyance et Pratique which is a discussion of the Ten Commandments; L'amour du Prochain (Love of one’s fellow); Nos Croyances (our beliefs); La Synagogue – Nos Priéres; les Lois Alimentaires (dietary laws); Le Sabbat; Le Calendrier Israelite; and chapters on festivals. The accompanying illustrations, which have a charming hand drawn appearance, are of the Decalogue, tallit, tefillin, a sefer Torah, Pesah, the Ten Commandments for Shavu’ot, and for Sukkot, Rosh HaShannah, and Hanukkah.

R. Choucroun was also the author of Table des Matieres de la Revue des Etudes Juives (Paris, 1936); Manuel Religieux pour le Camp (Alger, 1944); Introduction à la Bible (Alger, 1946), reissued in 1983 with a preface by René-Samuel Sirat; Le judaisme: doctrines et préceptes (Paris, 1951); and Le judaisme a raison (Paris, 1956).

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
France:    Checked
Children’s Literature:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    French, Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica