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Object | Accession Number: 1992.8.6

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    Brief Narrative
    Book codifying Jewish law with specific laws for the ordination of a Rabbi from the library of Isaac Ossowski, a prominent member of the Jewish community in Berlin, Germany, who emigrated in 1938 to avoid the increasing persecution of Jews by the government of Nazi Germany. It is a narrative of the culture, history, and traditions of the Hasidic movement.
    Manual codifying Jewish law
    publication/distribution:  1760
    emigration:  1938
    use: Berlin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sol Oster
    Subject: Shalom Dantziger
    Shalom Dantziger was born in Poland in 1817(?). He attended Yeshiva in Russia and became a scholar and a mohel, a person trained to perform brit milah [ritual circumcision]. Rabbi Dantziger was a member of the Chewra Mohlem [Association of Mohels]. He first settled in Stettin, Germany, then moved to Berlin where he died and was buried in 1915, age 98 years.

    Physical Details

    Hebrew Polish
    Object Type
    Books (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rebound prayer book with a black leather spine. Black plastic with a diamond pattern covers the front and back cover boards. Curvilinear designs are pressed into the text block at the corners and printed on pages throughout the book. The title page has Hebrew and number inscriptions and a stamp with Polish text and a design.
    Publication: Amsterdam : Rabbi Naftali Herz Levi; 1760.
    overall: Height: 7.380 inches (18.745 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    overall : paper, ink
    title page, front, stamped with the letters circling the Polish coat of Arms: an eagle wearing a crown : KALIKSIA GAZ GRS.
    title page, front, pencil : 5520 (solid underline) 1760
    title page, front, ink : Hebrew script

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