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Lot #    21866
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 10:47:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Samson Raphael Hirsch
Title (Hebrew)    A Reappraisel of his Teachings and Influence
Author    [Only Ed.] Dr. Immanuel Jakobovits
City    London
Publisher    Office of the Chief Rabbi
Publication Date    1971
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 11, [1] pp., plus wrappers, 217:1378 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound as issued.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Samson b. Raphael Hirsch (18081888) was the leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. Born in Hamburg, Hirsch studied Talmud there with his grandfather R. Mendel Frankfurter. His education was also influenced by rabbis Jacob Ettlinger and Isaac Bernays, and by his father, R. Raphael (who had changed his surname from Frankfurter to Hirsch). R. Hirsch's importance as a religious spiritual leader, his wide influence as a preacher and teacher, organizer and writer, made him a dedicated champion of Orthodoxy in its controversy with the Reform-liberal Judaism. While advocating strict adherence to halakhah, R. Hirsch tried to find a solution to the political and cultural challenges presented in modern life to Judaism. He considered his view of Judaism not as a system of philosophical speculation but as an explication of the Sinaitic revelation. Despite widespread opposition to his ideas from many circles in German Jewry his personal qualities won their respect and admiration.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica