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Bookstamp of Eduard Ehrlich

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Title

Bookstamp of Eduard Ehrlich

Subject

Ehrlich, Eduard (Rabbi), 1808-1882

Description

This is the bookstamp of Eduard (Ede) Ehrlich (1808-1882), a Hungarian rabbi who held posts in several cities throughout his lifetime. Little about his life is documented, aside from a few articles from a local newspaper in which he is mentioned.

He served as rabbi in Lengyeltóti from 1843 to 1848, in Somogyszilben from 1848 to 1853 and in Debrecen from 1856 to 1863. After seven years in Debrecen he gave an introductory speech for the Jewish community in Pécs, after which he was elected as rabbi of the local community.

He officially became the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish community in Pécs on July 23, 1863 and on July 22, 1869 he inaugurated the new ornate synagogue with his predecessor Lipót Lőw. He retired in August 1874 and moved with his family to Nagyvárad, where he served as assistant rabbi of Temple Zion until his death on March 22, 1882.

Rabbi Ehrlich was also an avid book collector and donated 2,330 volumes from his personal collection to the Rabbinical Seminary of Budapest, whose stamp also appears in the Brisman collection. Rabbi Ehrlich’s stamp is written in Hungarian and includes the name of the last city where he served as rabbi, Nagyvárad. The last word “hagyománya” means “legacy” or “bequest.”

A piece of paper used as a bookmark was also found with Ehrlich’s name on it, and reads: Senior Reverend Mr. Eduard Ehrlich, town rabbi and school director in Debrecen.

Creator

Ehrlich, Eduard (Rabbi), 1808-1882

Rights

Digital Image: Washington University in Saint Louis

Format

Ink

Language

Hungarian

Type

Bookstamp

Identifier

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Citation

Ehrlich, Eduard (Rabbi), 1808-1882, “Bookstamp of Eduard Ehrlich,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed April 21, 2024, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/8330.