Tze’enah Ure’enah

AUCTION 3 | Tuesday, November 25th, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Printed Books Duplicates from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Lot 124

Tze’enah Ure’enah

The Judah David Eisesenstein - (“bought at his house”) Judah A. Joffe copy. * WITH: Another Edition. Each edition with Hebrew prayers at front. Yiddish text printed in Wayber-taytsch type ff. (3), 14, 16 (not noted by Vinograd, additional prayers (Yotzroth) and particular laws (in Yiddish) relating to women), 343. Eisenstein obituary tipped in front. Second volume: ff. 383 (of 435) lacking ff. 52, few tears. Modern boards. Thick 8vo Vinograd, Amsterdam 1196 and Metz 22

Amsterdam and Metz: Solomon Proops and Moses Mai 1722 and 1768

Est: $400 - $600
The most renowned Yiddish work of homiletical prose, particularly beloved among Jewish women. A miscellany of tales, Midrashim and exegetical comment woven around a Yiddish rendering and paraphrasing of the Pentateuch, Haphtaroth and Megiloth. Written in a tender, flowing style, the numerous editions have resulted in the text of the Tze’enah Ure’enah becoming a laboratory in examining the development of the Yiddish language over time