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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Heinemann, Jeremiah

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German author born at Sandersleben July 20, 1778 died in Berlin Oct. 16, 1855 son of Rabbi Joachim Heinemann. In 1808 he was appointed secular member of the consistory of Westphalia. On the dissolution of that body he acted in Berlin as inspector of a teachers' seminary, which had but a short existence, afterward he became the principal of a school, and finally devoted himself entirely to literary work.

From 1817 he published "Jedidja," a "religious, moral, and pedagogical periodical," of which eight volumes were issued (Berlin and Leipsic) up to 1831, and which subsequently appeared as "Neue Folge" (Berlin, 1833), and still later under the title "Allgemeines Archiv des Judenthums: Zeitschrift fü r Religion, Kultus, Geschichte, und Literatur" (Berlin, 1842-43).

Of Heinemann's works the following may be mentioned: "Katechismus der Jü dischen Religion," Rö delheim, 1812 "Grundlehren der Religion der Israeliten," Berlin, 1818 "Leitfaden zum Unterrichte in der Religion der Israeliten," ib. 1819 "Almanach fü r die Israelitische Jugend," ib. 1818-20 "Taschenbü cher zur Belehrung der Jugend," ib. 1818-20. Heinemann developed, besides, great activity as translator of the liturgy and of some parts of the Bible. Thus he prepared a new edition of the Pentateuch, with Moses Mendelssohn's translation and a brief commentary of his own, "Bi' ur la-Talmid" ( ib. 1831-33) "Der Prophet Jesaia," a German translation of Isaiah, with a commentary ( ib. 1842) a new edition of the festival prayers, with a German translation by Moses Pappenheimer and others (Leipsic, 1840-41) and compiled a prayer-book for the use of women in the synagogue ( ib. 1838), to which he added it "Hebrä isch-Deutsches Kursorisches und Alphabetisches Wö rterbuch" (1839-40).

Not without value is his "Sammlungen der die Religiö se und Bü rgerliche Verfassung der Juden in den Preussischen Staaten Betreffenden Gesetze, Verordnungen, Gutachten, Berichte und Erkenntnisse" (Berlin, 1821-28 Glogau, 1831 Berlin, 1835).

His brother, Moses Heinemann, published it translation of Ḳ ohelet, with a grammatico-exegetical commentary (Berlin, 1831), and compiled, under the title "Die Betende jü din," a collection of prayers for women ( ib. 1839).

Bibliography : Kayserling, Bibliothek Jü discher Kanzelredner , 1:411 Fü rst, Bibl. Jud. 1:373 et seq. S. M. K.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Heinemann, Jeremiah'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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