Auction No. 100

Rare and special items

June 20, 2017
Opening $ 1,500
Estimate $ 2,000 - $ 2,500
Sold for $ 2,196
Including buyer's premium

An article on Torah topics, in German, written in the handwriting of the leader of German Jewry, Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, Av Beit Din of Frankfurt.

Specifications: [4] pages. 29x22 cm. Thin, greenish colored paper. German. Autograph, with additions in the margins. There is a sentence or expression in Hebrew in several places between the lines.

Background: Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch - one of the glorious figures and sculptors of Ashkenazic Jewry. He headed the battle against the German "enlightenment," and fought against them bravely and fearlessly. One of his main weapons was the pen, of which he made extensive use, and through which he was successful in bringing many Jews back to the fold.

Condition: Very fine. In a magnificent leather binding.