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Lot #    17187
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 1:32:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Menora
Title (Hebrew)    eine Auswahl literarischen Schaffens Erez-Israel
Author    Schalom Ben-Horin and Gerson Stern
City    [Tel Aviv]
Publisher    [W. Menke]
Publication Date    1941
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 124 pp., port., facsim., 151:119 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in later paper wrappers.
   Menora -A selection of literary work in Erez Israel compiled by Schalom Ben-Chorin and Gerson Stern. Ben Chorin (1913-1999) was the pseudonym for Fritz Rosenthal. He was a journalist and was born to an educated Jewish merchant family. After the Luitpold High School, he studied comparative religion athe Ludwig Meximilans University in Munich. He emigrated to Erez Israel in 1935. From 1935 to 1970 he worked as a journalist. In 1958 he created the first Jewish reform organization in Israel.And in 1961 he was one of the joint founders of the working group "Jew and Christian" with the German Evangelist Church conference.From 1970 to 1987 he was a lectuer and guest professor in Jerusalem, Tubingen and Munich. He received many honors including the Leo Baeck prize (1959).

Gerson Stern (1872-1956) was a writer and a poet whose work is still studied today. He also wrote historical studies on Jewish life in Germany.He dedicated a history of his own family to his son Joel at the time of his Bar Mitzva in March, 1933. This family chronicle led to his first novel , "Weg ohne Ende",[way without end] which he wrote in 1933/34. This novel was published by Erich Reiss Verlag in a first edition of 5000 copies, and was followed a few months later with another 4,000 copies. This was quite high considering he was an unknown author. Stern emigrated to Erez Palestine in 1939. There he was in the same circle as Schalom Ben Chorin.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Literature
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica