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Sefer Musre HaPhilosophim ("Sinnsprüche der Philosophen"). Aus dem Arabischen des Honein ibn Ishak. Ins Hebräische übersetzt von Jehuda ben Salomo Alcharisi. Nach Handschrift herausgegeben von Dr. A. Loewenthal, Rabbiner der Synagogen-Gemeinde in Tarnowitz O/S

Honein ibn Ishak; Jehuda ben Salomo Alcharisi (transl.); Dr. Abraham Loewenthal (ed.)

Published by J. Kauffmann, Frankfurt, 1896
Condition: Good Hardcover

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8vo. viii, 62pp.1/2 live cloth over marbled paper covered boards. Two title pages, one in German, one in Hebrew. Hebrew Translation of the "Apophthegmata Philosophorum", originally published in Arabic by Medieval Arab philosopher and mathematician Honein ben Ishak. As Steve Runciman ("History of the Crusades", pp. 330ff) points out, the Hebrew translation was done by Jehuda ben Salomo Alcharisi [also spelled Yehuda ben Shelomo al-Kharizi], who was employed at the Court of King James I of Aragon. James also wrote the Libre de la Saviesa or "Book of Wisdom", including maxims from the "Apophthegmata Philosophorum". This work has an ex-libris plate of renowned American Rabbbi, Stephen S. Wise (see below) at inside of front board. Age wear to binding, especially at edges. Free front endpaper loose but present, with tears to rear endpaper. Browning throughout. Pages brittle. In Hebrew. Overall good condition. Stephen S. Wise (1874-1949) American rabbi; born at Budapest March 17, 1862; son of Aaron Wise. He studied at the College of the City of New York (1887-91), Columbia College (B.A. 1892), and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1901), and later pursued rabbinical studies under Gottheil, Kohut, Gersoni, Joffe, and Margolis. In 1893 he was appointed assistant to Rabbi Henry S. Jacobs of the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York City. In the same year, he became minister of the same congregation. Wise was the first (honorary) secretary of the American Federation of Zionists. At the Second Zionist Congress (Basel, 1898) he was a delegate, and secretary for the English Language Division. He was a member of the International Zionist Executive Committee in 1899. He founded the "Jewish Free Synagogue" [the first Reform synagogue with holiday services without charge] and the "Jewish Institute of Religion" [today part of HUC-JIR (the abbrivation stands for "Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion"), the Reform Movement's Rabbinical Seminary] He died in 1949. (Source: Jewish Encyclopedia). Bookseller Inventory # 20442

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Title: Sefer Musre HaPhilosophim ("Sinnsprüche der ...

Publisher: J. Kauffmann, Frankfurt

Publication Date: 1896

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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