Auction No. 087

Old books, manuscripts, Judaica items, numismatics, coins

February 25, 2015
Opening $ 120
Bronze medal in honor of Dr. Isaac Noah Mannheimer (1793-1865), leader and spokesman of the Jewish community of Vienna. With his bust and words of praise in German. Issued in honor of his 70th birthday, 1863. 50 mm. diameter. Mannheimer was born in Copenhagen where he studied Talmud, language and theology. He adopted Reform opinions and made changes to the synagogue customs. In 1921, he was appointed "spiritual leader" of a group of Viennese Jews. Over the years, he drew closer to traditional Judaism and even battled the radical reformers. He was noted for his battles for equal rights for the Jews. Requires cleaning, vf.
Jewish Coins & Medals