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Lot #    15232
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 12:34:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Neun Derusch-Vorträge.
Title (Hebrew)    דברי אלקים חי
Author    [Only Ed.] Hirsch Ber Fassel
City    Nagy-Kanizsa
Publisher    Philipp Fischel
Publication Date    1867
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition., [8], 118, [2] pp., 210:136 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy not bound.
   Hirsch Ber Fassel, Austrian rabbi and author; born at Boskowitz, Moravia, Aug. 21, 1802; died at Nagy-Kanizsa, Hungary, Dec. 27, 1883. After receiving his early training in his native city he continued his studies at the yeshivah of R. Moses Sofer at Presburg. After his marriage he engaged in business, but finding mercantile life uncongenial, he accepted the rabbinate of Prossnitz (1836) in succession to R. Löb Schwab. The "Landesrabbiner," R. Nehemiah Trebitsch, objected to his election, but he was confirmed by the government in spite of the protest (Löw, "Gesammelte Schriften," ii. 207). Like his predecessor, R. Fassel was one of the pioneers of modern culture in Moravia, preaching in German and introducing some reforms. After the death of R. Solomon Tiktin the congregation of Breslau elected him (1845) as associate rabbi to R. Abraham Geiger in order to reconcile the conservative element of the congregation. R. Fassel, however, declined the call ("Abraham Geiger's Leben in Briefen," p. 113, Berlin, 1878). His competition for the vacant position of Landesrabbiner of Cassel and afterward of Moravia was unsuccessful, R. Samson Raphael Hirsch being elected. In 1851 he was called to Nagy-Kanizsa to succeed Leopold Löw, and held this position until his death.
   Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums, xlviii. 45; EJ; Jost, Neuere Gesch. der Juden, iii. 137, 182.D.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica