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Lot #    15735
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 1:07:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Lehrbuch der Israelitischen Religion
Author    [First Ed.] Dr. Heinrich Gross
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    J. Kauffmann
Publication Date    1904
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [8], 145 pp., 194:125 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, later spine.
   Primer on Jewish religion by Dr. Heinrich Gross (Henri; 18351910), rabbi and scholar. Gross, who was born in Szenicze, Hungary, received his traditional rabbinical education as a student of Judah Aszod, at the Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary, at Halle, Berlin, and also with L. Zunz. For a time, he was private tutor in the home of Baron Guenzburg in Paris. Gross served as rabbi in Gross-Strelitz (Strzelce, Poland), and from 1870 in Augsburg, Bavaria. He specialized in the study of the lives of leading French rabbis and their communities in the Middle Ages and published his researches in learned journals. Gross's lasting contribution to Jewish scholarship is his Gallia Judaica (1897), "a geographic dictionary of France according to rabbinic sources," which was translated into French from the German manuscript by M. Bloch and published by the Societe des Etudes Juives. This standard work was reproduced in 1969 with additional notes by S. Schwarzfuchs.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Education
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica