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Lot #    18700
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 11:26:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Patriotsche Blumen zur Siegesfeyer
Author    [Unrecorded - Community] R. Israel Wahrmann
City    Pesth (Budapest)
Publisher    Johann Thomas Trattnerschen
Publication Date    1814
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 16 pp., 205:174 mm., nice margins, light age staining. A very good copy not bound. Unrecorded and no copy in major collections. May very well be the only known copy.
   Homily, hymn, and prayer delivered by R. Israel Wahrmann, Rabbi of Budapest, on the occasion of victory by Kaiser Franz II. R. Israel Wahrmann (17551826), Hungarian rabbi, was born in Obuda, Hungary, studied at the yeshivot of Eisenstadt, Pressburg (Bratislava), and Prague. He subsequently served as rabbi in Posen, Bodrogkeresztur, and Pest (from 1799), where he had been living since 1796. As a result of his efforts, the first Jewish elementary school was opened in Pest in 1814. In 1825 Wahrmann obtained an edict ordering that Jewish secondary school students should receive instruction in their own religion even when attending schools maintained by Christian denominations. He introduced regular synagogue services for young people on the Sabbath, preaching the sermons himself. The first constitution of the Jewish congregation of Pest was a result of his efforts, as was the foundation of the Shi'ur Society for the promotion of learning, and other communal institutions (such as Bikkur Holim). Land for the Jewish cemetery of Pest was acquired during Wahrmann's ministry. Two of his sermons were published.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Homiletics:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica