In memory of R. Samson Raphael Hirsch, Manchester 1948 (47925)

News Letter - Only Edition

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Lot Number: 47925
Title (English): In memory of R. Samson Raphael Hirsch
Title (Hebrew): News Letter
Note: Only Edition
Author: R. Samson Raphael Hirsch
City: Manchester
Publisher: Zeire Agudath Israel
Publication Date: 1948
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description:

Only edition. 10, [2] pp., 330:207mm., usual age staining, wide margins, creased on folds, as issued.

Detailed Description:   

A newletter dedicated to the memory of R. Samson b. Raphael Hirsch (1808–1888) the leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. Born in Hamburg, Hirsch studied Talmud there with his grandfather R. Mendel Frankfurter. His education was also influenced by rabbis Jacob Ettlinger and Isaac Bernays, and by his father, R. Raphael (who had changed his surname from Frankfurter to Hirsch). R. Hirsch's importance as a religious spiritual leader, his wide influence as a preacher and teacher, organizer and writer, made him a dedicated champion of Orthodoxy in its controversy with the Reform-liberal Judaism. While advocating strict adherence to halakhah, R. Hirsch tried to find a solution to the political and cultural challenges presented in modern life to Judaism. He considered his view of Judaism not as a system of philosophical speculation but as an explication of the Sinaitic revelation. Despite widespread opposition to his ideas from many circles in German Jewry his personal qualities won their respect and admiration.


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Reference Description:

Grunfeld, Three Generations: The Influence of Samson Raphael Hirsch on Jewish Life and Thought (1958), incl. extensive bibliography;