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Kohler, Kaufmann, editor. and translator
New York, B. Westermann; Leipzig, B Hermann; Chicago, E Rubovits, 1878. 1st edition, the author's own copy with “Dr. Kohler” in his hand penned across the top. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 27 pages. 22 cm. Singerman 2680. In German. Kohler (1843–1926) , was a “U. S. Reform rabbi and president of Hebrew Union College. Kaufmann Kohler was born in Fuerth, Bavaria, long known as a center of rabbinic learning, and was himself descended from rabbinic stock. He pursued rabbinical studies from an early age and in 1862 entered the gymnasium at Frankfurt. While in that city he came under the influence of Samson Raphael Hirsch, champion of Neo-Orthodoxy, and, though later diverging sharply from his viewpoint, never ceased to pay tribute to his influence. Kohler emerged as a national champion of Reform Judaism in 1885 when, replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward. The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburgh Conference of Reform Rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. Kohler was an active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and his learning and position enabled him to exercise a significant influence on the trend of American Reform Judaism in his day” (Temkin in EJ 2007) .SUBJECT(S) : Bible. Song of Solomon. OCLC lists 19 copies. Wear to wrappers, Internally Very Good Condition. (kh-3-4)
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