Sachs, Michael

Sachs, Michael, a German rabbi, was born at Great-Glogau, Sept. 3, 1808. Owing to his distinguished talents both as a Biblical scholar and a preacher, he was invited to become rabbi preacher of the new temple at Prague in 1836, which office he occupied till 1844, when he was appointed rabbinate assessor to the Jewish community at Berlin, where he remained till his death, Jan. 31, 1864. He published a German translation of the Psalms, with annotations (Berlin, 1835): — Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Isaiah, Joel, Amos, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Malachi, the Psalms, the Song of' Songs, and Lamentations, as well as part of Jeremiah, translated from the Hebrew into German, embodied in the Twenty-four Books of Holy Scripture according to the Massoretic Text, edited by Zunz, Arnheim, Furst, and Sachs (ibid. 1838): — Die religiose Poesie der Juden in Spanien (ibid. 1845): — Stimmen vom Jordan und Euphrat (ibid. 1853): — Beitrage zur Sprach- und Alterthumsforschung (ibid. 1852-54, 2 vols.): — Festival Prayers of the Israelites, the Hebrew text with a German translation and notes (ibid. 1856-57, 9 vols.): — Daily Prayer-book, the Hebrew text with a German translation (ibid. 1858): — and finally, Sermons (ibid. 1867-69, 2 vols., ed. by Dr. D. Rosin), besides a number of valuable essays, published in the Kerem-Chemed (ibid. 1856, new ser. vol. 9). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3, 190 sq.; Kitto, Cyclop. s.v.; Geiger, Judische Zeitschrift, 1863, p. 263 sq.; Frankel, Monatsschrift, 1864, p. 115 sq.; 1866, p. 301 sq.; Gratz, Geschichte der Juden, 11, 571 sq.; Cassel, Leitfaden derjudischen Literatur, p. 114 sq.; Jewish Messenger (N.Y.), Aug. 27, 1875. (B.P.)

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