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Lot #    18662
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 11:07:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ha-Maggid - Maggishei Minhah
Title (Hebrew)    המגיד מגישי מנחה
Author    [Bible - Women]
City    Vienna
Publisher    Anton Schmid
Publication Date    1814
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Two of three volumes, 257:205 mm., nice margins, several old tears, age and use staining. A good set bound in later boards, rubbed.
   Bible with the Rashi commentary and Maggishei Minhah in Judeo-German by R. Menahem Mann b, Solomon ha-Levi Amelander (1698–1767?), Hebrew grammarian, publisher, translator, and historian. He was born in Amsterdam, went to a yeshivah in Prague, and was a student of R. Moses Frankfurter, a dayyan and publisher in Amsterdam, whose Mikra'ot Gedolot edition of the Bible (1724–27) he proofread. In conjunction with his brother-in-law, R. Eliezer Zussman Roedelsheim, he published a Yiddish translation of the Bible, together with the Hebrew text and a Bible commentary in Yiddish entitled Maggishei Minhah (Amsterdam, 1725–29). He also edited the Midrash Tanhuma (ibid., 1733), together with a commentary consisting mainly of lexicographical glosses, and he published a Bible edition with his own notes, other commentaries, and appended to it Sefer ha-Hinnukh (ibid., 1767). His commentary Lada'at Hokhmah was appended to R. Elijah de Vidas' Reshit Hokhmah (ibid., 1737). R. Amelander's most important work, She'erit Yisrael, is an addition to the Yiddish translation of Josippon. It is written in Yiddish and continues the historical account of the latter with a short history of the Jews from the destruction of the Second Temple to the year 1743. In its first edition (ibid., 1743) the Yiddish translation of Josippon is called Keter Kehunnah and She'erit Yisrael is also entitled Keter Malkhut. A third volume, a Yiddish edition of Tam ve-Yasar, was planned as Keter Torah. R. Amelander presents a world history of Jewry, interwoven with broader political developments. It was meant for the broader Ashkenazi public and therefore written in Yiddish. She'erit Yisrael was very successful and ran into at least 12 editions in Yiddish, 16 in Hebrew (the first in Lemberg, 1804), and one in Dutch (1855). Often the editions were updated to the date of republication. For example, the 1771 Amsterdam edition brings the history up to the year 1770; the publisher Kosman ben Josef Baruch wrote the addition here. Several subsequent chronicles were written to continue R. Amelander's magnum opus. The Amsterdam successors also wrote in Yiddish: Avraham Haim Braatbard on Dutch and Jewish history in the period 1740–52 and Zalman ben Moses Prinz on the impact of the Patriotic coup d'état in the Amsterdam Jewish quarter (1784–88). The Bohemian Abraham Trebitsch from Nikolsburg dealt in his Hebrew Korot ha-Ittim with the history of the Habsburg Empire from 1740 until 1801; while a second unpublished volume covered the period until 1833. The chronicle Lezikorn (1795–1812) by Bendit ben Ayzek Wing was the last outburst of Yiddish historiography in the Netherlands.
Paragraph 2    ... עם פירוש רש"י והעתקה אשכנזית [באותיות צו"ר] כאשר יצאה... בק"ק אמשטרדאם בשנת תל"ו... ונוסף בזה... פי' רבינו ישעיה על ספר שופטים ושמואל... וקיצור פי' רד"ק על ספר ישעי' וספר איוב...

התרגום אינו מספר "המגיד" אלא תרגומו של יקותיאל בליץ (אמשטרדם תל"ו-תל"ט). א: נביאים ראשונים. [3], קכב דף. בראש הספר הקדמת המדפיס, ביידיש, מההוצאה הקודמת ווין תקנ"ח; הקדמת בליץ, ביידיש; הקדמת המדפיס, בעברית וביידיש, משנת 1814. על ההקדמות והתרגום ליידיש עיין: ח' ליברמן, אהל רחל, ג, ניו יארק תשמ"ד, עמ' 390-383. ב: נביאים אחרונים (בלי תרי עשר). קלב דף. ג: כתובים, תרי עשר. סח; קמד דף. כולל גם תרגום ליידיש לספר דברי הימים. נדפס דף-על-דף על פי ווין תקנ"ח.

הסכמות (מהוצאת ווין תקנ"ח): ר' מרדכי בנעט, ניקלשבורג, כז מרחשון תקנ"ה; ר' משה מינץ מבראד, אובן ישן, כט סיון תקנ"ז.

   CD-EPI 0202264; EJ; H. Hominer (ed. and tr.), Sefer She'erit Yisrael ha-Shalem (1964), 17–28 (introd.).
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Austria
Bible:    Checked
Other:    Women's Literature
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica