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Lot #    15208
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 12:22:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Unterricht in der mosaischen Religion fuer die
Title (Hebrew)    אלומי יוסף
Author    [Reform] Joseph Johlson
City    Vienna
Publisher    Anton Schmid
Publication Date    1824
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second and enlarged edition. 244 pp., 192:114 mm., wide margins, usual light age and damp staining, stamps. A good copy not bound.
   Title: Unterricht in der mosaischen Religion fuer die israelitische Jugend beyderley Geschlechts, mit Fragen und Antworten. Nebst einem Anhange von den Ceremonialgesetzen und Gebraeuchen.

Partial first edition by Joseph Johlson (Asher ben Joseph Fulda), German Bible translator and writer on educational topics; born in 1777 at Fulda; died at Frankfort-on-the-Main June 13, 1851. He was sometimes called "Fulda," after his native place, where his father was acting rabbi. In 1813 he was called to Frankfort as teacher at the Philanthropin, the recently founded Jewish school. He introduced systematic religious instruction, and in 1814, devotional exercises in connection with the school. He published the Twelve Minor Prophets, Carlsruhe, 1827, and "Die Heiligen Schriften der Israeliten: Nach dem Masoretischen Texte Wortgetreu Uebersetzt" (Genesis to Kings, 1831-36). Johlson's chief work was "Alume Yosef," an elementary book for Jewish schools, consisting of: (a) "Shoroshe ha-Dat," lessons in the Mosaic religion, 1814 (4th ed. 1840); (b) "Shire Yeshurun," Hebrew hymn-book, 1816 (4th ed., containing 600 hymns, 1840); (c) "Toledot Avot," a chronologically arranged Bible history, 1820 (2d ed., 1839). He wrote also: "Yesod ha-Lashon," a Hebrew grammar for schools (1833); "'Erek Millin," a Biblical Hebrew dictionary, with the corresponding synonyms, 1840; and, under the pen-name "Bar Amittai," "Ueber die Beschneidung in Historischer und Dogmatischer Hinsicht" (1843). Several letters addressed by him to L. Zunz have been published by S. Maybaum in the twelfth report of the "Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums in Berlin."

   Allg. Zeit. des Jud. xv. 357; Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 99; JE
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Reform:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica