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Die Funf Megilloth, Klagelieder
חמש מגלות, איכה
[First Ed.] R. Raphael Breuer
Frankfort am Main
A. J. Hofmann
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
First edition. VIII, 96 pp., 222:154 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, split.
The literalist interpretation of his commentary on the Song of Songs (1912) caused some scandal among the Orthodox; in this second edition (1923), he gave a more traditional rendering. The 1912 edition is believed to have cost him the Frankfurt rabbinate position. R. Raphael Breuer (1881–1932), district rabbi at Aschaffenburg, Bavaria; son of R. Solomon Breuer. His candidacy for the succession to his father's office led to a bitter struggle in the Frankfort congregation in which the majority, the Israelische Religionsgesellschaft (under R. Jacob Rosenheim's leadership), opposed the narrow Orthodoxy with which the name of Breuer had become associated. R. Raphael Breuer's published works include translations and commentaries (in German) on the Five Scrolls (1908–12; 1924); on the Former Prophets (2 vols., 1915–22); and on Ezra and Nehemiah (2 vols., 1933–38). An appreciation of the ideas of his grandfather R. S. R. Hirsch was contained in R. Breuer's Unter seinem Banner (1908). His strong anti-Zionist views were aired in Nationaljudenthum ein Wahnjudenthum (1903) and other polemics.
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