AUCTION 15 | Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

Back to Catalogue

Lot 50


KOHLER, KAUFMANN. Jewish Reform. Movement to the Abandonment of the Mosaic Sabbath. pp.8. Brittle, chipped at outer margins. Original printed wrappers. [cf. Singerman 2400]. Lg. 8vo. Chicago, n.p. 1875. * Backwards or Forwards? A Series of Discourses on Reform Judaism. pp.(1),40. Few light stains in places. Original printed wrappers. Lg. 8vo. [Singerman 3358]. New York, Stettiner, Lambert & Co, 1885. * The Kaddish: Its Origin and Significance. pp. (1),11. Lightly browned. Original printed wrapper, chipped, lacking lower cover. Lg. 8vo. [Singerman 4368]. New York, Philip Cowen, 1892. * Moses and Jesus. pp.14. Browned. Original printed wrappers, chipped. Lg. 8vo. [Singerman 4369]. New York, Philip Cowen, 1892. * The Psalms and Their Place in the Liturgy. pp. (1),38. Lightly browned. Original printed wrappers, chipped. Lg. 8vo. [cf. Singerman S100]. Philadelphia, n.p. 1897. * Guide for Instruction in Judaism: A Manual for Schools and Homes. pp. viii,9-138. Lightly browned. Original green cloth. Sm. 8vo. [cf. Singerman 5398]. New York, Philip Cowen, 1900

v.p.: v.d.

Est: $3,000 - $4,000
Kaufmann Kohler (1843-1926) born in Fürth, was a student of two of the towering figures of contemporary German Orthodoxy, Jacob Ettlinger and Samson Raphael Hirsch in his youth, however Kohler adopted Reform practices while a student. Unable to secure a rabbinic position in Germany, he immigrated to America in 1869 where he served as rabbi in Detroit and Chicago before succeeding his father-in-law R. David Einhorn, as rabbi of New York’s Congregation Beth-El. In 1903, he was appointed president of Hebrew Union College. Kohler was a leading exponent of radical reform in America altering the curriculum at HUC to reflect his extremist theology