AUERBACH, ISAAC. Girsa di-Yenuka [Hebrew grammar for children]

AUCTION 33 | Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Including Hebrew Printed Books, Manuscripts, & Autograph Letters

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Lot 38

AUERBACH, ISAAC. Girsa di-Yenuka [Hebrew grammar for children]

FIRST EDITION. With Yiddish translation. Title in typographic border. Decorative endpiece ff. 38. Corners lightly worn. Ex-library. Modern boards. 8vo Vinograd, Wilhermsdorf 94; M.N. Rosenfeld, Jewish Printing in Wilhermsdorf (1995), no. 84

Wilhermsdorf : Hirsch b. Chaim of Fuerth 1718

Est: $200 - $300
The exercises in this Hebrew grammar - and in many others to come - involve conjugating the verb PKD, “to command.” An interesting anecdote is told concerning Rabbi Kook, Chief Aschkenazic Rabbi of Eretz Israel, who is reputed to have said in jest: “I am unable to dictate and command others (“pakod pakadeti”) - for I did not learn Hebrew grammar from this exercise book.”