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Auction 73: June 22nd, 2017


Lot: 127 (HIRSCH, SAMSON RAPHAEL) A group of 15 publications pertaining to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and his oldest son, Dr. Mendel Hirsch. Including:
     Samson Raphael Hirsch, Vorlaufige Ubrechnung, pp. 31. Frankfurt a/ Main, 1861. * An offprint from Jeschurun containing Hirsch’s harsh polemic against Zechariah Frankel and his work Darchei Hamishnah accusing him of heresy. * Mendel Hirsch. Die Klageliede [translation and commentary to Megilath Eicha]. pp. 22. Hebrew and German. Frankfurt a/ Main, 1903. (Two copies). * Gedichte (poetry). With frontispiece portrait. pp. 31. Frankfurt a/ Main, 1903. * Das Reine Menschentum im Lichte des Judentums (“Humanism in the Light of Judaism.”) pp. 36. Frankfurt a/ Main, 1893. * Zur Erinnerung an Dr. Mendel Hirsch (euolgies and obituaries by prominent leaders and scholars). pp. 62. Mainz, 1900. * With another memorial publication along with various lectures by Dr. Mendel Hirsch; few incomplete.
Various sizes, bindings and condition.

v.p.: v.d. Est: $400 - $600

-Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808-88) was the champion of Orthodox Judaism and the foremost Rabbinic leader in Germany. His son Dr. Mendel Hirsch (1833-1900) was an educator par excellence (he served as director of the Realschule and later the Volkschule), a poet and an author of various Bible translations and commentaries.




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