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Hajobel Festschrift ... Kaiser Franz Josef I
[Community - Only Ed.] Judah H. Gebardl
A. H. Zupnick
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Only edition. 27,  pp., 194:122 mm., light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
Added t.p.: Hajobel; Festschrift aus Anlass des funfzigjaehrigen Regierungsjubilaeums ... des Kaisers Franz jazlowiec ,J. H. Gelbard Josef am 2. Dezember 1898 ... von ...
in honor of Kaiser Franz Josef I's fortieth year of rule. Kaiser Francis Joseph I of Hapsburg (1830–1916), emperor of Austria 1848–1916, 25 wedding anniversary to Kaiserin Elisabet Amalia Eugenia. During his long reign he won popularity among all strata of Jewry in his empire and abroad. When he died the executive of the Austrian Zionists credited him with the betterment of the lot of the Jews in the empire, describing him as the "donor of civil rights and equality before the law, and their ever benevolent protector" (Blochs Wochenschrift, 33 (1916), 784). Anti-Semites nicknamed him "Judenkaiser." The Jewish masses referred to him as h"rych (ha-keisar, yarum hodo: "the emperor, may his Majesty be exalted"), and many folklorist tales were told of him, among them that the prophet Elijah had promised him a long life. The synagogues were always full for the services held on his birthday, which were also attended by gentile dignitaries. Francis Joseph appreciated the role of the Jews as a sector of the population both devoted to and dependent on the monarchy at a time of growing internal national tensions.
... שנת החמשים ... למיום אשר עלה ... הקייזער פראנץ יאזעף הראשון ... על כסא מלכותו, ביום השני לחדש דעצעמבער בשנת 1898, מאת ... יהודה צבי געלבארד מיאזלאוויעץ ... בשנת וקדשתם את ש'נת הח'מ'ש'י'ם שנה [תרנ"ח] לפ"ק.
CD-EPI 0117340; EJ
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