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Lot #    8825
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 10:29:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Homile by Siegmund Salfeld
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Mainz
Publication Date    1916
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [7] pp., 225:146 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, neat German script.
   Transcript of homile delivered in the New Synagogue at Mainz on Sabbath August 12, 1916.

Siegmund Salfeld (18431926) who was born in Stadthagen, Germany, served as rabbi in Dessau from 1870, and in Mainz from 1880. Salfeld received the title professor from the grand duke of Hesse in 1912. His scholarly interest was devoted to the history of German Jewry, and especially of the Mainz community. He described the political and social conditions of German Jews in the Middle Ages based on research into source material, and his major work in this area was Bilder aus der Vergangenheit der juedischen Gemeinde Mainz (1903).

Salfeld's most important work was Das Martyrologium des Nuernberger Memorbuches (1898), which connected the Memorbuch found in Mainz with Nuremberg, a contention disputed by M. Weinberg who assigned it to Mainz (Die Memorbuecher der juedischen Gemeinden in Bayern (193738), 34). Many of Salfeld's studies appeared in learned periodicals and festschriften. In 1879 he published Das Hohelied Salomo's bei den juedischen Erklaerern des Mittelalters.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Language:    German, Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Homile
Kind of Judaica