Cincinnati: Jewish Publication Society, 1940-1966. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. XI, , 574pp (in English), 346pp (Hebrew text), XLI, , 255pp (in English), 239pp (Hebrew text.) Original green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Frontispiece in second volume. In the last years of his life Jacob Mann (1888-1940) embarked on the study of one of the most difficult branches of Hebrew literature, the Midrashim. In his work, "The Bible as read and preached in the Old Synagogue," he tried to establish the dependence of the Midrashim from the chapters of the Torah and from the haftarot which were read on the Sabbath on cycles of three and one-half years respectively. The first volume of the book was published in 1940. Material left by Mann for the second volume was prepared for publication by Isaiah Sonne; after the latter's death the work was continued by Victor Reichert; it appeared in 1966. Text in English and Hebrew. Slight wear to covers. Inscriptions from previous owners on front free endpapers. Overall in good+ condition. vg. Item #35898
Volume I was owned by Morton M. Applebaum, a prominent Reform rabbi, who served on the Executive Board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and was on Hebrew Union College's Board of Governors.