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Lot #    18358
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 10:16:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shir ha-Ashirim
Title (Hebrew)    שיר העשירים
Author    [Only Ed. - Liturgy]R. Jacob ha-Levi Hirsch
City    Drogobych
Publisher    Zupnik
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 84 pp., octavo, 210:140 mm., usual age staining, wide margins. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of this book of prayers and verses by R. Jacob ben Zevi ha-Levi Hirsch. The title, Shir ha-Ashirim (Song of the wealthy) is followed by the subtitle, the poor have no voice. The title page then states that it is a song of freedom, praise and thanksgiving on completion of R. Hirsch’s book Mor Deror, on songs for Shabbat and festivals. Praise, songs, and the voice of consolation, crowned in truth “from the peak of Amana” (Song of Songs 4:8), also parables, also nardi giving a fine fragrance, to pose riddles, hidden things. The title page continues that it was completed in the year אסתר, which is the end of all the miracles and for a remembrance for his daughter-in-law, Esther אסתר who passed away, who was the wife of his son Moses. It further informs that R. Hirschg was the author of Tiferet Yisrael, Mor Deror, and other discourses. The book begins with verse in praise of the book followed by prayers to be recited when greeting the Sabbath. Shir ha-Ashirim is comprised of prayers for Shabbat and other occasions, some but not all accompanied by German translation.
Paragraph 2    ... והוא "זמור דרור" לשבח והודיה על גמר ספרי "מור דרור" [עיין למעלה], לשירי שבת ומועדי השנה, הלל ... נחמה ... משל ומליצה ... ממני יעקב ה"ץ [בן הירש צבי] הלוי ... רובץ תחת משאו פ"ה ז"ה [זעכסהויז] וויען ... המכונה Hirsch Rabbiner ...

חלק מן השירים עברית וגרמנית.

   BE shin 1053; CD-EPI 0126985
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica