Paper wrappers, large 8vo. , 301 pages. In German and English. Beautifully printed frontis piece portrait of Kohler. Kohler (1843–1926) , was a "U. S. Reform rabbi and president of Hebrew Union College. Kaufmann Kohler was born in Fuerth, Bavaria, long known as a center of rabbinic learning, and was himself descended from rabbinic stock. He pursued rabbinical studies from an early age and in 1862 entered the gymnasium at Frankfurt. While in that city he came under the influence of Samson Raphael Hirsch , champion of Neo-Orthodoxy, and, though later diverging sharply from his viewpoint, never ceased to pay tribute to his influence. Kohler pursued his university studies at Berlin and Erlangen, receiving a doctorate in 1867. His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis, Der Segen Jacobs (1867) , took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him. For a time he continued his studies at Leipzig with a view to entering the academic world, but, warmly recommended by the German Reform leader Abraham Geiger , Kohler accepted the office of rabbi of Congregation Beth El, Detroit (1869) . In 1871 he moved to Sinai Congregation, Chicago (where he introduced Sunday services in 1874) , and in 1879 he succeeded his father-in-law, David Einhorn , at Temple Beth El, New York. Kohler emerged as a national champion of Reform Judaism in 1885 when, replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut , he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward (1885) . The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburgh Conference of Reform Rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. In 1903 Kohler was appointed president of Hebrew Union College and set about immediately to improve the curriculum and to bring fresh talent to the faculty. His dealings were not always diplomatic, and he was soon involved in a clash with several members of the faculty on the subject of Zionism, which he opposed. He became the chief spokesman for classical Reform. His major theological work was Jewish Theology Systematically and Historically Considered (1918; repub. 1968) , which traces Jewish thought from the perspective of 19th-century Reform Judaism. He revamped the curriculum, introduced biblical criticism and reduced the time spent on Talmud, but also held daily services and taught reverence through study. Under his presidency the College moved to a new, spacious setting. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus (1921) and returned to New York. " (Temkin & Berenbaum, EJ, 2007) Contents: Biographical sketch of Dr. K. Kohler by M. J. Kohler. --Kaufmann Kohler as reformer, by D. Philipson. --Dr. Kohler's systematic theology, by D. Neumark. --The Decalogue in art, by I. Abrahams. --Satzung vom Sinai, von W. Bacher. --Remarks on the importance of Zachariah as a prophet, by M. Buttenwieser. --Bemerkungen zur alten ju? Dischen Liturgie, von I. Elbogen. --Kawwana: the struggle for inwardness in Judaism, by H. G. Enelow. --The exodus in the Bible, by H. Englander. --The reformation of Hezekiah, by E. Frisch. --Die Zurechtweisung der Seele, von I. Goldziher. --Principles of religious instruction in Jewish schools, by L. Grossmann. --R. Moses 'Hayim Luzzato's "Pathof the righteous, " by E. G. Hirsch. --Die Ehe zwischen Onkel und Nichte, von S. Krauss. --The Sadducees and Pharisees. A study of their respective attitudes towards the law, by J. Z. Lauterbach. --Dreams as a cause of literary compositions, by H. Malter. --Josh. 4: 4, by M. L. Margolis. --The Levirate Marriage in Jewish law, by I. I. Mattuck. --Genesis 14, by J. Morgenstern. --Allegorische Gesetzesauslegung bei den a Lteren Kara Ern, von S. Poznanski. --Midrash fragment, by Solomon Schechter. --Bibliography of Rev. Kaufmann Kohler, by A. S. Oko. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism. Kohler, Kaufmann, 1843-1926. Ex-library with usual markings.Very Good condition. (RAB-43-8). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: (JT) STUDIES IN JEWISH LITERATURE, ISSUED IN...
Publisher: Berlin, G. Reimer,
Publication Date: 1913
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