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Lot #    8921
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 12:04:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Seder Tisha be-Ab
Title (Hebrew)    סדר תשעה באב
Author    [Liturgy - First Ed.]
City    Roedelheim
Publisher    Wolf Heidenheim
Publication Date    1826
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First Heidenheim edition. [1], 80 ff., 193:113 mm., light age and damp staining. A very good copy loose in the original marble paper boards, rubbed and split.
   With a commentary by the printer. Two edition of this work were printed in the same year.

Wolf Heidenheim (Benjamin Ze'ev; 1757–1832), Hebrew grammarian, masoretic scholar, exegete, and commentator on the liturgy. Born in Heidenheim, Germany, he studied with Rabbi Nathan Adler in Frankfort. In 1788 he established himself in Offenbach, where he subsequently published R. Abraham ibn Ezra's grammatical work Moznayim (1791), with commentary and notes and part of an edition of the Pentateuch (up to Gen. 43:16) with a carefully corrected text of the Targum and several commentaries, together with explanations and a detailed commentary on Rashi by Heidenheim (Torat Elohim Meforash). He was obliged to abandon the project for financial reasons.

Heidenheim devoted great care to typographical setup as well as to the restoration of the correct text of the prayers. With this objective, he drew on manuscripts and occasionally on old printed texts. The prominent rabbis of his time approved of Heidenheim's work and also contributed notes and comments to many piyyutim. Despite the haskamot of these rabbis prohibiting the reprinting of Heidenheim's works, many pirated editions appeared in the 19th century.

Paragraph 2    (מ[נהג] א[שכנז]). נקבצו באו בו כל התפלות והקינות, בצירוף קריאת התורה ומגלת קינות והמנהגים... מוגהים... ומתוקנים... מאתי וואלף ב"ר שמשון ז"ל איש היידנהיים.
   Vinograd, Roedelheim 118; EJ; L. Lewin, Heidenheimiana (1924); CD-EPI 0174191
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica