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Titre : CONCERNS OF A FAMOUS RABBI; CATALOG OF AN ...
Éditeur : Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion
Date d'édition : 1970
Reliure : Pamphlet
Edition : 1st Edition
Original Wraps. 4to. 58 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Thematic exhibition, showcasing some of the most interesting items (art items, manuscripts, etc) in the Hebrew Union College collection, assembled together, to answer the question of 'handling the problems of modern life'. The exhibition contained fourteen headings: Philosophy, Ritual, Reform, Marriages, Business, Finance, Politics, Law, Teaching, Universities, Literature and the Theater, Letters and Miniatures, Travel, Supreme Sacrifice. Much of the material focuses on modern Jewish history in Germany, with emphasis on the Ebers Family, Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Moritz Lazarus, etc. Many of the items are little known treasures and unusual pieces found only in the collections at the HUC. Compiled and written by Dr. Israel Otto Lehman (1912- 2001) , who was born in Berlin in 1912; ordained a rabbi in Berlin in 1939 at the Hochschule fur die Wissenchaft des Judentums and then fled Germany as the Nazi’s were rising to power. Dr. Lehman came from a long line of rabbis and bibliophiles. He received his doctorate in Oxford, England in 1960. He worked and studied at both Oxford University and Leo Baeck College in England. He had been a rabbi in Oxford and Plymouth, Massachusetts. He specialized in Hebrew manuscript research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, and the British Academy of Sciences, London. He lectured for ten years in Biblical exegesis and medieval Hebrew literature and philosophy. Subjects: Jews - History - Sources - Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism – Exhibitions. OCLC lists 4 copies (HUC, Northern Illinois, Library of Congress, British Library), none in the Northeast. Staple bound exhibition catalogue; light soiling to edges, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (BIBLIOG-36-19). N° de réf. du libraire 34312
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