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Sefer lekeṭ ha-kolel.
Manuscript in Hebrew on paper.
Germany, 1766.
MS X893 Sa31
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Solomon Zalman ben Judah Loeb ha-Kohen Hanau, the author of this work, was an important Hebrew grammarian.  His works on Hebrew grammar inspired the inventor of modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben Yehuda, to study the language and revive it in a modern form.  His works also inspired many of the Maskilim, members of the Jewish Enlightenment.  Hanau often wrote in a very critical manner, one which led to resentment on the part of his fellow community members, and caused him to wander throughout Germany and the Netherlands. 

Gift of Congregation Temple Emanu-El, 1892.


Sefer leḳeṭ ha-kolel: Title page.


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