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Drach, David Paul Louis Bernard
HAGGADA, OU CÉRÉMONIEL DES DEUX PREMIERES SOIRÉES DE P QUE, A L'USAGE DES ISRAÉLITES FRANÇAIS. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH KE-MINHAG ASHKENAZIM U-SEFARADIM.
Metz: E. Hadamard(1818). 1st French Haggadah. Later 1/4 leather binding. 8vo. 127 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew and French on opposite pages. The first translation of the Passover Hagadah into the French language. Title translates to "Haggadah: Or Ceremonies of the First Two Nights of Passover for the Use of French Jews. " With foreword by the Elders of the Paris Consistoire pp. Yudlov 598; Yaari 428. David Drach, (1791-1865) , born in Strasbourg, received a traditional rabbinic education. In 1813, he married a daughter of Emmanuel Deutz, the Chief Rabbi of France. Thereafter he was appointed head of the Jewish School of Paris, also publishing translations of traditional liturgical texts. On Easter 1823, Drach scandalized French Jewry, having himself baptized into the Catholic Church amidst much pomp and ceremony. He then spent nearly two years seeking to obtain parental control of his three children whom his wife had secretly taken to London. (See EJ, VI col.191) . SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Passover -- Prayers and devotions. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide (OCLC: 16172843) . Beautifully bound with gilt lettering on leather spine. Scarce (HAG-22-1-UVW), Hag
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