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Lot #    26909
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 11:18:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ivah le-Moshav
Title (Hebrew)    א'ו'ה' למושב
Author    [First Ed.] R. Ezekiel (Eduard) Duckesz
City    Cracow
Publisher    Joseph Fischer
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   xvi, 140, [1], xxxv pp. + photographs, octavo, 220:138 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   First edition of this important study on the three sister communities, Altona, Wandsbeck, and Hamberg, known as Ivah after the initial letters of their Hebrew names by R. Ezekiel (Eduard) Duckesz. There is an added German title page which describes Ivah le-Moshav as Iwoh Lemoschaw ... Biographien und Grabstein-Inschriften der Rabbiner der drei Gemeinden Altona, Hamburg, Wandsbeck. There is an introduction from the noted scholar R. Solomon Buber, followed by the text, both in Hebrew, and concluding with a German forward by R. Duckesz. Ivah le-Moshav describes the history of the three communities which were united until 1864. There are numerous pictures of prominent rabbis and reproductions of headstones as well as full page photographs of the interior of synagogues in the communities.

R. Ezekiel (Eduard) Duckesz, (1868–1944) was a rabbi and scholar. R. Duckesz was born in Szelepcsény, Hungary, and studied at the Pressburg (Bratislava) yeshivah. In 1889 he became rabbi at the Klaus synagogue and dayyan in Altona, Germany. His scholarly efforts were devoted to the history of the three sister communities Altona, Hamburg, and Wandsbeck (אה״ו). He fled to Holland in 1939 but was interned in Westerbork by the Nazis in 1943 and sent to the Auschwitz extermination camp in 1944 where he perished. Among Duckesz' published works are Ivah le-Moshav, the first volume of which contains biographies and tombstone inscriptions of the rabbis who served in the three communities, with annotations by S. Buber, and the second, entitled Chachme Ahu, biographies of the dayyanim and rabbinical authors of these communities, partly in German (2 vols., 1903–08); and Zur Geschichte und Genealogie der ersten Familien der hochdeutschen israelitischen Gemeinden in Hamburg-Altona (1914).

Paragraph 2    כולל תולדות הרבנים שישבו על כסא הרבנות של שלש קהלות א. ה. ו. אלטונא, האמבורג, וואנדסבעק, עם כד תמונות וציורים, מאת יחזקאל דוקקעס יושב בבית המדרש דקלויז באלטונא. יצא לאור על ידי שאלתיאל אייזיק גראבער מו"ל "אוצר הספרות" ביארסלב ...

עמ' XVI-IX: הערות שלמה באבער. XXXV עמ': חלק גרמני. חלקו השני של החיבור: ספר חכמי א'ה'ו'.

   BE alef 861; EJ; CD-EPI 0125547
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20th Century:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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