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Lot #    15696
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 12:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Das Wesen des Judentums
Author    [Only Ed.] Dr. Elias Jakob Fromer
City    Berlin
Publisher    Hupeden & Merzyn
Publication Date    1905
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. VII, [1], 183, [1] mm., 195:125 mm., wide uncut margins, light age staining. A very good copy not bound.
   Fromer was a native of the Ghetto of Lodz in Russian Poland and sometime librarian of the Jewish community at Berlin. He pursued a secular education in the West, eventually accepting a position as librarian of the Jewish community of Berlin. Fromer, who was recognized as an authority on the Talmud translated selections from the Babylonian Talmud; this work is said to reflect his ongoing struggle to reconcile his western identity with his traditional background. Among his important contributions, in addition to his work on the Talmud, was his criticism of Professor Werner Sombart's important work Die Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben. Fromerís review appeared in the Zukunft of October 28, 1911, being described as a work in itself, and an illuminating contribution to the literature of the Jewish question. Fromerís other titles include Das Wesen des Judentums (Berlin, 1905), Legenden aus dem Talmud (1922), Die messianische Weltordnung; Idee und Plan einer Weltorganisation (1925), Der Organismus des Judentums (1909), Der Talmud; geschichte, wesen und zukunft (Berlin, 1920)Salomon Maimons Lebensgeschichte / mit einer Einleitung und mit Anmerkungen neu herausgegeben (1911), Sir‾aj. / Middot. Hebrew & Judeo-Arabic. (1908), and Talmud. / German. Selections (1924).
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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