Samuel Hirsch (1809-1889) was a pioneer of liberal Judaism in Germany. He was also Chief Rabbi of Luxembourg from 1843 to 1866.
Samuel Hirsch studied at the universities of Bonn and Berlin. He received his rabbi training in Metz.
He was a radical voice when the Jewish reform movement. Samuel Hirsch was Chief Rabbi of Luxembourg, he was appointed rabbi of the reform community of Philadelphia in 1866.
He emigrated to the USA where he chaired the first North American rabbinical congress (Philadelphia in 1869). He remained rabbi in Philadelphia for 22 years, before retiring to Chicago in 1888.
Pit Wagner is an artist, painter, illustrator, engraver and sculptor, and was born in Luxembourg in 1954.
Using photographs, he created black and white sketches in which he tried to capture the personalities of Hirsch, Speyer and Hein. The choice of colour used for each portrait was not random. Green to evoke vines. Red for feminine success. Blue for spirituality.
|Drawings:||Pit Wagner (L)|
|Prining:||Offset haute définition en quadrichromie par Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)|
|Format:||27,66 x 40,20 mm, 10 timbres à la feuille|