Sepher Simchath Israel/Die Freude Israelis [Missionary tract]

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Lot 30
August, Jacob Michael

Sepher Simchath Israel/Die Freude Israelis [Missionary tract]

Head-and tail-pieces. Judeo-German and German pp. 8, 144. 4to Not in Freimann

Leipzig: Heinrich Christoph Tatte 1738

Est: $300 - $500
This work by a Jewish apostate, on the faculty of the “yeshivah ha-kedoshah” (holy yeshivah, i.e. theological academy) of Leipzig, was written to show his fellow Jews the supposed way to salvation. Elisheva Carlebach has dealt with such converts from Judaism in Germany during this period. See E. Carlebach, Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750 (New Haven, 2001). Our author does not appear there.