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Josel of Rosheim: Commander of Jewry in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation

Stern, Selma

Published by The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1965
Condition: vg Hardcover
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8vo. xx,327pp. Tan cloth with gold lettering on spine in original dust jacket. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Minor chipping and age wear on dj. "Joseph of Rosheim - or Joselman, or Josel, as he was sometimes called - was the outstanding shtadlan in Germany in his day. No Jewish community employed him, but all the communities of Germany looked to him in their increasing times of trouble. He held no office in the Emperor's Court, but Charles V addressed him as "Commander of the Jews." Clearly, Josel was a man of extraordinary stature. .The volume restores for us the heroic figure of a man who, like Mordecai of old, "sought the good of his people and spoke peace to all his seed.' Dj in good, book in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 20771

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Title: Josel of Rosheim: Commander of Jewry in the ...

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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