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Lot #    21403
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 12:30:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Postcard by D. Hoffmann to R. A. Cohn
Author    [Ms.]
City    Berlin
Publication Date    1907
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Postcard; 92:140 mm; ink on post card, light age staining, handwritten and signed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Handwritten postcard by D. Hoffmann, Berlin, addressed to Rabbi Dr. A. Cohn, Basel, written on December 13, 1907.

In this postcard D. Hoffmann thanks Dr. A. Cohn for a gas lamp, which he had received on Chanukah as a present for a not specified favor.

The writer of the postcard is probably R. David Hoffmann (1843 - 1921), who became the head of the orthodox rabbinal seminary in Berlin after Hildesheimer's death.

The adressee is most likely Dr. Arthur Cohn (1862-1926), orthodox Rabbi in Basel, and head of the "Zentralverein zur Foerderung des gesetzestreuen Judentums in der Schweiz." After the 10th Zionist Congress in Basel, Arthur Cohn requested to form an association for the interests of orthodox Jews which resulted in the founding of Agudas Jisroel in 1912.

          
Reference
Description
   Encyclopaedia Judaica. Berlin : Eschkol, 1930, Vol. 5 & 8
Wininger
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica