M. Mendel Hirsch

Rabbi Dr. Menachem Mendel Hirsch was born in Oldenburg, Oldenbg. (Germany) March 3, 1833, he died March 28, 1900 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). He was the eldest son of Samson Raphael Hirsch, the famous Torah and Psalms commentator. As a continuation of the (unfinished) Hirsch–Tanakh he translated the Haftoroth, the Twelve Minor Prophets and the Lamentations into German. Only the Haftoroth were rendered into English. His younger brother Jehuda Julius Hirsch (1842–1909) translated and explained the book of Isaiah (German only).


Title: The Pentateuch • The Haphtoroth / Translated and Explained / by / Dr. Mendel Hirsch / Rendered into English / by / Isaac Levy
Date: Ⓒ 1966 by Isaac Levy. 1979
Publisher: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England (U.K.): Judaica Press
Contents: Haphtoroth [Prophet readings]. – Foreword • Contents [Hebrew only] • Blessing. –
Language: Hebrew and English
Images: (cover; title)
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv–Birnbaum (www.bibelpedia.com). Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments: Hardcover octavo, sewn binding; (12), 703 & [5 empty] pp. Scripture text Hebrew/ English in double column per page, verse-wise; extensive explanations beneath.

Isaac Levy wrote the one-page „Foreword“, dated Kislev 5727 [= Nov. 1966]; we read among others,
»It contains the text, translation and explanation of all the Haftoroth of the year as had been taught in the upper forms of the school of S. R. Hirsch in Frankfurt on/M. It was compiled by Dr. Mendel Hirsch, the Headmaster of that school who was the eldest son of S. R. Hirsch


From left: Hebrew title of the „Seder Haphtoroth“. – Array of all the English Hirsch– volumes of the Torah, Haforoth and Psalms.

For the Torah/ Penateuch and the Psalms Books translated by Samson Raphael Hirsch see Samson Raphael Hirsch


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