This earnest 1891 scholarly work by a renowned Biblical expert stood for many years as a standard handbook on the Jewish faith, rites, and ceremonies. The author discusses how ancient Jewish traditions, such as dietary laws, fit into the modern world, and guides the reader through some of the Old Testament’s more ambiguous passages.
About the Author
Michael Friedländer (1833-1910) was born in the ethnically Polish client-state of Prussia—known as the Grand Duchy of Posen. Best known for his translation of Moses Maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed, he was principal of Jews’ College of London. His works include a German commentary on the “Song of Songs.”