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Lot #    8905
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 11:58:01 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Teshuvot be-Anshei Aven
Title (Hebrew)    תשובות באנשי און
Author    [Anti-Reform Polemic] Phinehas M. Heilpern
City    Frankfort am Main
Publication Date    1845
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [3], 72 pp., 197:121 mm., light age and damp staining. A very good copy loose in later boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Phinehas Menahem Heilpern (1801–1863), Hebrew scholar and anti-Reform polemicist. Born in Lublin, Poland, he moved to Hungary in 1842 and, in 1859, emigrated to the U.S. Heilprin was opposed to reforms in Judaism and the moderation of his critical views on talmudic literature stemmed from a loyalty to Jewish tradition. In 1845 he wrote a sharp polemical work, Teshuvot be-Anshei Aven (signed SMN, the last letters of his names), directed against Samuel Holdheim and his school, in which he expressed the view that Jews have a right to exist as a nation, and not merely as a religious community. Heilprin's second work Even Bohan (1846), signed "Peli," contains a penetrating criticism of Abraham Geiger's Melo Hofnayim, and a critical edition of Profiat Duran's Al Tehi ka-Avotekha. An article on methods of talmudic textual criticism, "Kevod Hakhamim Yinhalu," was published posthumously in Bikkurim (vol. 2, 1865).
          
Paragraph 2    האלדהיים וריעיו, במכתבים שלשה עשר, מאת ס. מ. ן. [סופי תיבות: פינחס מנחם היילפרן] ...

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Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0126797; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica