Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch’s Influence In America (Part I) - Linked Post, Jewish Press

by Dr. Yitzchok Levine

"Much has been written about Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch’s influence on German Jewry, and he is justifiably credited with having saved Orthodox Judaism in Germany. However, Rav Hirsch’s influence was not confined to Germany and did not end with his passing in 1888. His legacy continues to this day and is felt all over the world.

"It is my intent to sketch how Hirschian ideology has fostered the flourishing Torah life we see today in America by indicating how a number of rabbis utilized this ideology. Such a sketch cannot, of course, be comprehensive. Nonetheless, it does provide perspective on how far-reaching the influence of RSRH has been on the American scene."

read more of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch’s Influence In America (Part I)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hirsch Haggadah in German

Hirsch Haggadah in German

I'm not sure exactly what this is as my German is basically non-existent or close to it. Maybe somebody out there can tell us what's going on in this book.

(Tip: Daniel Adler)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Hirsch Anthology

New book that collects Hirsch quotes by topic. And that's a beautiful thing because Hirsch's writings are so voluminous that it can be challenging to research ideas by topic. Volume 9 of the Collected Writings gives an index and so does the index to the new translation of the Chumash. But this volume gives not just the index but the actual quotes and it includes Tehillim. Siddur and the CW and Chumash.