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Lot #    18759
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 11:55:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Jessode haddat weikere haemuna
Title (Hebrew)    יסדי הדת ועקרי האמונה
Author    [Only Ed.] Marcus Friedenthal
City    Breslau
Publisher    Leopold Freund
Publication Date    1839-46
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. Protrait, [2], 7, [1]; [1], 126, [2]; XXX, [2], 113; 17-23; 151, [1]; [2], XIV, 93, III; [1], VIII, 71; 48; [1], II, 148; X, 206; [1], 38 pp., 181:113 mm., light age staining, nice margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   Collection of works by Marcus Baer Friedenthal, German banker and scholar; born in 1779; died at Breslau Dec. 3, 1859. Although one of the leading bankers at Breslau, he devoted much time to study and to communal affairs. His special interest lay in the field of religious philosophy and dogma, which he treated rather in an apologetic than in a purely scientific manner. His works nevertheless betrayed great sagacity, and had the merit, coming as they did from a conservative, of opening to the Talmudists the field of modern critical studies. Friedenthal wrote; "'Ikkare Emunah," on the dogmas of Jewish religion, proving that Mosaism is in accordance with the aims of humanity (Breslau, 3 vols., 1816-1818); "Yesod ha-Dat," a characterization of Jewish law (ib. 7 vols., 1821-23); "Mishpat ha-Ahizah we-Mishpat ha-Zekiyyah," on the law of property, a summary of the preceding work (ib. 1838); "Mikhtav le-Hakme Yisrael," an open letter to Jewish scholars concerning Jewish dogmas (ib. 1825); "Ma'amar Mordekai," a defense of the institutions of the great synagogue at Breslau, with notes on the use and form of the prayers (ib. 1834); "Ha-Hokmah, ha-Tebunah, weha-Dat," on intelligence, comprehension, and religion, in 4 parts (ib. 1843-46). Several of these works were translated into German by R. J. Fürstenthal and by Wilhelm Freund. Friedenthal was also the author of many pamphlets written in German, dealing with the communal affairs of Breslau.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica