Auction 92 Fine Judaica: Rare Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Arts
Feb 18, 2021
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, Suite 1108 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States

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LOT 42:

<<(Dindish / Gyöngyös, Hungary).>> Kel Maleh Rachamim [Community Memorial ...

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<<(Dindish / Gyöngyös, Hungary).>> Kel Maleh Rachamim [Community Memorial Book].

Manuscript in Hebrew, square calligraphic hand written on thick card-stock. With hundreds of names of men and women and their Yizkor donations (in kronen). The first entries are for the rabbis of Dindish:Rabbi Wolf Lippe (1792-1851) and his wife Amelie (Mirel) (1798-1870), and Rabbi Elazar Fuerst (1853-93). A place of prominence is given to the English philanthropist: “The great, good lord, doer of excellence for his nation, our master Moses Montefiore.” Other names of note are: Rabbi Isaac (Ignaz?) Goldziher and Rabbi Joseph Kisch (later of Prague?).
pp. 12. Modern boards. Sq. folio.
Gondesh: c. 1900

Hungarian town equidistant between Budapest and Miskolc, Jews are first recorded here in the 15th century, and by 1735 there was an organized community. The synagogue, built before the end of the 18th century, was destroyed in the great fire which devastated the city in 1917. The first rabbi of the community was Feivel b. Asher Boskovitz; he was succeeded by Wolf Lippe (officiated 1840–50), a noted bibliophile. R. Elazar Fuerst founded a yeshivah in the town. The Jewish population numbered 2,250 in 1920.