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Einhorn, David] Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
Philadelphia: Stein & Jones. “im Verlage Der Kneseth Israel, 1862. Philadelphia: Stein & Jones. “im Verlage Der Kneseth Israel. 1862. Hardback. Amr7, music3, ger9 . 1st edition. Period-style half leather with marbled boards, 12mo, 93 pages. In German. Singerman 1749. The David Einhorn Hymnal. Title translates as “Songs for Jewish Public Worship. ” The Kneseth Israel (Philadelphia) board minutes from May 4, 1862, note that: “A communication from Dr. Einhorn was handed in and reads as follows: ‘To the respectable board of directors of Keneseth Israel! Since there is a decided shortage of hymn books not only in our reform congregation but in all the others in America, I am determined to put together a collection of songs, about 80-90 pages. They should be put to use during the service, and I will give them to the congregation if the congregation is wiling to undertake the printing....I suggest to the respectable board to take over the publication of the hymn collection and let me know soon, that the printing can start. Philadelphia, April 28, 1862. Dr. Einhorn. ’ Decided, to accept the communication from Dr. Einhorn and make preparations for the printing” [translation of minutes located at KI and at HUC in Cincinnati]. Then, according to the minutes of the next meeting, the board decided to fund the printing, which included 100 “bound volumes. ” Reform Liturgy Scholar Judah Cohen has noted that “the hymnal was almost entirely Einhorn, at least based on these records, and created in his view as a service t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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