4 Tishrei 5765
שרשי מנהג אשכנז
Shorshei Minhag Ashkenaz (Hebrew)
by Rav Binyomin Shlomo Hamburger
Out of print. Volumes 5 and 6 and a second edition of volumes 1 and 4 are currently in preparation, and reprinting of the entire series is expected in 5773.
Vol. 1 (5755), 481 pages
Vol. 2 (5760), 619 pages: Table of Contents | Sample Pages
Vol. 3 (5762), 550 pages: Table of Contents | Sample Pages
Vol. 4 (5764), 595 pages: Table of Contents | Sample Pages
Foremost in the effort of Machon Moreshes Ashkenaz during the last thirty years to research, archive, preserve and disseminate the over-one-thousand-year-old, magnificent heritage of Ashkenaz has been the publication of this monumental series, which researches the evolution of German-Jewish customs and traditions, their development, origins and views surrounding them, in a detailed and clear format.
These books have become an invaluable asset for anyone with an interest in Jewish customs in general and German-Jewish customs in particular. The series is intended to expand to tens of volumes, and currently includes a wide range of topics such as minhagim of tefillah and shul, Shabbos and Yom Tov, marriage customs, yoledes and bris milah, as well as a variety of other minhagim.