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First Book of Moses, Genesis, inscribed by family

Publication | Accession Number: 1999.177.2 a-c

Edition of Genesis, the First book of Moses, saved by the Rosenwald family who fled Nazi Germany for the United States. The first of five books of Moses with Ashkenazi translation, published in 1852, in London, England, by Johanan Christian Reichardt, a Christian missionary who worked to convert Jews to Christianity. It was signed by Hermann Rosenwald in 1863, and has two pages inscribed with Hebrew text and Yiddish annotations. The inscriptions are a list of each parsha, Bible section, read on the major and minor holidays, as well as fast days. It begins with Rosh Hashanah and ends with the instruction that on all holidays, except the High Holidays, the maftir, the last person called to read from the Torah, must read Parashat Pinchas, Numbers 25:10-30:1. Also included is the name Yitzhak son of Baruch. Hermann’s Hebrew name was likely Yitzchak, and his father Benedix’s (1800-1840) Baruch.

Title
בראשית
DAS ERSTE BUCH MOSE
Date
1852  (publication)
Geography
publication : London (England)
Language
Hebrew
German
Yiddish
Object Type
Judaism--Books (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert and C. Jeanne Rosenwald
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Record last modified: 2017-10-25 14:57:20
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