Wednesday, September 21, 2011

R. Samson Raphael Hirsch's "Sensation."

Here's an October 1836 advertisement for the forthcoming book Horeb. As you can see, it refers to Rabbi Hirsch's literary debut, the 19 Letters, as causing a "sensation." Evidently he did not remain anonymous for even a year.

This advertisement appeared in all sorts of German periodicals.


  1. I like that the book is pitched to "Israel's thinking young Jewish men and women." If I recall correctly, R. Hirsch's type of religion was sometimes referred to as "Denkglaubichkeit" -- a thinking or thoughtful belief system -- though this felicitous word does not show up on Google or Bing.

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  3. Heh. Reminds me of the post about the anonymous chafetz chayim book - which had his name in writing on the front page.

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