In-8° broché, 404 pages Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. French. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Kahn (1839-1905) was the last official chief rabbi of France, from 1889. He was educated att he yeshiva in Strasbourg and at the Ecole Rabbinique in Metz, where he also taught. Kahn never exerted great power, due to conflict with other leaders, the annexing of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany, and the influence of the Alliance Israelite Universelle over the migration of Eastern European Jews. Kahn was, however, head of Hibbat Zion in France and immersed himself in the practical issues surrounding settlement in Palestine. Against his Zionist tendencies, though, he felt that French Jews must be, first and foremost, French citizens. During the Dreyfus Affair, he wished to build a strong coalition in Dreyfus's defense, but was unable to persuade the Jewish leaders in France to do so. As a writer, Kahn edited a French translation of the Bible, helped Singer with the Jewish Encyclopaedia, and published a few sermons.