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Bookstamp of Heinrich Brody

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Title

Bookstamp of Heinrich Brody

Subject

Brody, Heinrich, 1868-1942

Description

This is the bookstamp of Heinrich (also Hayim) Brody, a Hungarian rabbi and scholar specializing in Hebrew poetry. He was born in Ungvar, Hungary to Rabbi Solomon Zalman Brody of the famous Brody rabbinical family. His grandfather was Rabbi Solomon Ganzfried, author of the Biblical commentary Apiryon, a copy of which appears in the Brisman collection.

Heinrich Brody was educated at the Pressburg Yeshiva and the Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Brody conducted extensive research on medieval Hebrew poetry and wrote and published commentaries on poems by Judah Halevi, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Samuel Ha-Nagid, and Moses ibn Ezra among others. In addition to his research, Brody served as secretary of the international Hebrew literary society Mekize Nirdamim and president of the Hungarian Mizrachi organization, a religious Zionist movement founded in 1902.

In 1905 Brody was called to Prague to head the city’s Talmud Torah and later became Chief Rabbi there in 1912. In 1930, Brody left his post as Chief Rabbi after he was asked to head the Institute for Research of Hebrew Poetry by its founder S. Schocken. In this capacity Brody continued to research and publish works in several languages on Hebrew poetry in Spain, and in 1933 moved with the institution to Jerusalem where he lived until his death in 1942.

On his bookstamp below Brody's name is the title "Literat," meaning "man of letters." His hometown Ungvar Ungarn in Hungary appears on the last line. Brody's signature, in German and in Hebrew, also appears in the Brisman collection.

Creator

Brody, Heinrich, 1868-1942

Rights

Digital Image: Washington University in Saint Louis

Format

Ink

Language

German

Type

Bookstamp

Identifier

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Citation

Brody, Heinrich, 1868-1942, “Bookstamp of Heinrich Brody,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed May 28, 2024, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/8329.