The Jewish Encyclopedia; A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day Volume 5

 
9781230004136: The Jewish Encyclopedia; A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day Volume 5

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...(Low, "Gesammelte Sehriften," ii. 207). Like his predecessor, Fasscl was one of the pioneers of modern culture in Moravia, preaching in German and introducing some reforms. After the death of Solomon Tiktin the congregation of Breslau elected him (1845) as associate rabbi to Abraham Geiger in order to reconcile the conservative element of the congregation. Fassel, however, declined the call (" Abraham Geiger's Leben in Briefen, " p. 113, Berlin, 1878). His competition for the vacant position of Landesrabbiner of Cassel and afterward of Moravia was unsuccessful. Samson Raphael Hirsch being elected. In 1851 he was called to NagyKanizsa to succeed Leopold Low, and held this position until his death. Fassel's "Mozene Zedek," a manual of the more important practical laws, intended for the use of rabbis, is written entirely in the spirit of Talmudic casuistry, although the author is uniformly inclined to more lenient decisions. In the introduction to his " K01 Adonai " (1854) he says: " A reform in Judaism, if it is not to degenerate into more negation, is only possible on the basis of rabbinism." The rabbinical law, even the portion of it which deals with criminal cases. was regarded by him as authoritative. Fasscl was a voluminous writer. He published a number of sermons and contributed frequently to the Jewish press, as to the " Orient," "Ben Chananja," " Neuzeit," and other periodicals. His presentations of the Jewish law and of rabbinical ethics are of lasting value. His combination of traditional legal dialeeticism with homiletic methods, exemplified in his " N eun Dernseh-Vortrlige" (1868), is quite original. He wrote: Zwel...

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