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Auction 16 Lot Number 517

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Beit Ya’akov in Lithuania – Kovna, 1937

Five Years of Beit Ya'akov in Lithuania - booklet commemorating five years to the Beit Ya'akov movement in Lithuania. Kovna, [1937[.
Contains printed photographs of Sara Schnirer, Rabbanit Henkin, and a group of Beit Ya'akov students in Shadova - where the first Beit Ya'akov school was opened.
22, [2] pages. 23 cm. Fair condition, stains and tears. Dry paper. Worn printed cover.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 282

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Collection of Photographs – Jewish Women – Photographs from the 19th Century

26 portrait photographs and studio-photographs of Jewish women, [some in Jewish dress characteristic of Rabbis' wives]. Europe, end of 19th century and the 20th century.
17 are early photographs and from various cities: Pֳ¶styֳ©n, Oostende (Belguim), Vienna, Cracow, Lvov, New York, Pshemishel, Leipzig, Brody and London. Most are pasted on cardboard with photographers' details.
9 are reproductions from the 20th century, of earlier photographs, from 1860 until the end of the 19th century. Varied size and condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 274

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Photograph of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz

Rabbi Chaim of Sanz, drawing by Lazar Krestin, based on the only known picture of the Divrei Chaim. Printed on a postcard.
Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz (1797-1876), author of the Divrei Chaim and founder of the Sanz Hassidism.
9X14 cm postcard. Good condition. Shana Tova ink stamp in Hebrew and English.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 33

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Shir HaShirim and Megillat Esther – Micrograph on Postcard

Come and view something unique; four thousand five hundred and seven words written on this card. Shimon Fishgrond".
Shir HaShirim is printed on one side, and on the other: Megillat Esther. Lithograph of miniature handwriting. 15.5X10.5 cm. Good condition. Few stains, stamp, newspaper clipping glued on borders of postcard.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 69

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Mitzvah to Publicize Hypocrites – Sitchel, 1932

Mitzvah to Publicize the Hypocrites" - Proclamation in Yiddish and Hebrew, letter of refusal against [---] of Sitchel, who refuses to abide by the Din Torah ruling. Sitchel, Kislev 1932.
Letter by Rabbi Yechezkel Veidmanan, the Rabbi of Sitchel:"¦Since Rabbi [---] admitted to me that he does not wish to carry out the ruling of the congregation of Sighet¦ therefore they are granted permission to have the prerogative to go to the civil courts". Harsh polemic proclamation and letter of rabbis regarding this matter; includes a letter by Rabbi Shlomo son of Rabbi Shmuel Fruchter of Sitchel.
Approx. 28 cm. Glued upon leaf of binding of book, fair-poor condition, tears with omission and erasure of name of the man who refuses to abide by rabbinical jurisdiction. Bibliographically unknown.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 62

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Drosh VeKabel Sachar – Tiberias, 1890

Drosh VeKabel Sachar, sermon of Gur Aryeh Yehudah Leib Schiffman, upon the occasion of his marriage in the holy city of Tiberias, [Jerusalem?, 1890?].
In the preface the author mentions the custom of sending the groom a sermon gift, and he requests that people continue to carry out this Jewish custom. The author was born in Tiberias in the year 1870, composed several books of sermons: Na'eh Doresh, Imrei Bina, Ohalei Shem and others.
Two title pages, [8], [1], 22 pages. 20 cm. Good condition.
Winograd and Rosenfeld CD lists Jerusalem 1890, whereas Bibliography Institute CD lists Jerusalem 1892.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 49

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Letter by the Rebbe of Lubavitch Regarding the Redemption

"Letter by the Rebbe of Lubavitch regarding the redemption". [Jerusalem?, 1942].
During World War II, Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (1880-1950) spoke a lot of the Messiah and redemption. This is a proclamation printed in those days [apparently by his Chassidim in Jerusalem].
C. 21 cm. Good condition, light stain.
Bibliographically unknown.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 443

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Ashrei HaIsh + Letter by the Author Rabbi Yishaya Asher Zelig Margaliot

Sefer Ashrei HaIsh,"Concerning the grave prohibition of having a connection with wicked people", includes response of the Sabba Kadisha Rabbi Shlomo Eliezer Alfandri. Jerusalem, (1927). Breslov Press.
Attached is a handwritten and signed letter of inscription by the author, the holy Ga'on Rabbi Yishaya Asher Zelig Margaliot (1893-1969) of Jerusalem. The letter mentions Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich Av Beit Din of Shamloi and"The holy and righteous Rabbi of Mukachevo".
8, 78 leaves. 20 cm. Good condition. Original printed binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 39

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Printed and Signed Receipt – Kollel Vohlin – 1901

A printed letter receipt, to "the wealthy¦ Benzion ben Chaya Hinda" of the Michelfale community from the gabai of Kollel Vohlin in the Four Holy Cities [Jerusalem, Sefad, Tiberias and Hebron], 1901.
Printed in golden ink, with illustrations of the Holy Sites. Filled in by hand, with signature and stamps - copy of the signatures of the Kollel's gabai. In the letter, the Kollel's chairman is mentioned, the Rebbe "Pachad Yitchak" of Boyan. On reverse side, a prayer for good health and success.
27 cm. Good-fair condition. Moisture stains. Wooden two-sided frame. Was not examined out of frame.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 51

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Collection of Proclamations – Rabbi Kook

* In honor of Rabbi of the Jewish people, notice on behalf of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva calling out to escort Rabbi Kook at the train station, upon his departure abroad. * On Shabbat HaGadol Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, rabbi of Eretz Isrel, will be delivering a sermon". In the Churva of Rabbi Yehudah HaChassid. * For the sake of our sacred country - Proclamation against deceptive notices on the holy Rabbi of the Jewish nation. * Request of mercy for the Jewish nation. Appeal for the continuous reciting of Tehillim for forty days and nights, with the approbation and participation of the chief rabbi of Eretz Israel Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook. Tel Aviv, [c. 1930].
4 proclamations, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 65

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Tomech Kavod – Berlin, 1845 – Chatam Sofer Polemic

Tomech Kavod, "Hashem's battle by the leading Torah scholars of the generation¦ against the instigators that have pursued me for no reason¦", by Rabbi Yehonatan Alexandersohn. Berlin, [1845]. First edition.
The author, Rabbi Yonatan of Schwerin (adjacent to Posen), came to Hungary in 1831 and was appointed rabbi of Csaba, near Miskolc. After a short while, members of the community noticed that their rabbi was light-headed and belittles Jewish Law and religion. They summoned the rabbis of that generation and Rabbi Elazar Lֳ¶w of Santov who appointed a Beit Din which decided to expel him from the Rabbinate. In his distress,
Rabbi Alexanderson applied to the Chatam Sofer who sided with those in favor of Rabbi Yonathan's dismissal (See Tshuvot Chatam Sofer, Choshen Mishpat, Siman 162 and Siman 207). Alexandersohn began a struggle to clear his name and sent letters to rabbis worldwide and some sided with his claims that the accusations against him were false. This conflict embittered the Chatam Sofer's later years. In this book, Alexandersohn gathered many letters from: Rabbi Akiva Eiger (who writes that Alexandersohn should not enter the rabbinate until he learned Torah for another three years), The Chatam Sofer, Rabbi Meir Ash, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Heller from Zamoshtz and many more rabbis.
[2], 70 pages. 19 cm. Good condition, stains. Stamps. New binding.
The book has also a second part, in German. Here is only Part 1, in Hebrew. From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 43

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The Prayer E-l Melech and Verses – Parchment

Manuscript, the prayer E-l Melech (13 attributes of mercy), verses and prayers of Selichot. [Germany?, 18th century?].
Parchment leaf in nice calligraphic writing. 2 pages 25 cm. Good-fair condition, faded ink and stains.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 215

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Leaf for Learning the Hebrew Alphabet – Bombai

A leaf for learning the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet and vowels. Bombai (India), [No date mentioned, c. 1930s].
One page divided into two columns, 23.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 35

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Shana Tova Leaves and Mizrach with Seder Ushpizin – Safed

Printed Shana Tova leaf, and double printed Shana Tova leaf, as well as Mizrach with Seder Ushpizin, including lengthy letter in Yiddish. Safed, [c. 1900-1930].
2 leaves (one double). Various sizes and conditions, cuts in margins.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 276

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A Picture of Rebbe Yeshaya Steiner of Kerestir – Segula

A printed photograph of Rebbe Yeshaya Steiner of Kerestir (called R' Yeshaya'le Kerestirir). [Hungary ? Beginning of 20th century].
The famous segula is well known, to hang his picture in the home as a protection from mice.
33 cm. Fair condition, stains and tears.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 214

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Mar’it Ha’Ayin L’HaChida – The Last Book that the Chida Printed During his Lifetime

Mar'it Ha'Ayin, explanations on Ein Ya'akov. Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai - the Chida. Livorno, [1805]. First edition.
The last book that the Chida printed during his lifetime. From Leaf 71b, the Chida also printed some of the Masechtot Ketanot (Short Tractates): Kutim, Avadim, Temura, Gerim, with his notes and glosses. From Leaf 84b: Kuntress Batei HaNefesh - a commentary on the Passover Hagada.
94 leaves. 30 cm. Good condition, stains. New binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 97

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Likutei Torah Mahari – Lemberg, 1886 – Handwritten Glosses

Sefer Likutei Torah Mahari, Hassidic and Kabbalistic sayings on the Torah and festivals, by Rabbi Yissaschar Berish of Dolina, Lemberg, 1886. First edition.
Handwritten glosses.
The Rebbe Rabbi Yissaschar Berish Eichenstein (passed away in 1886), son of the Rebbe Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik of Zidichov. Among the prominent disciples of his father in the concealed wisdom, served as rabbi in Dolina.
[1], 46, [1] leaves. (Missing title page). 20 cm. Dry paper, good condition, torn and detached binding.
Very rare, majority of copies of book were burned in the conflagration which took place in Dolina in 1887.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 193

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Agudat Ezov – Biaֵ‚ystok, 1824 – Includes Rare Leaves of Omissions from 1828

Sefer Agudat Ezov, sermons for Shabbat and holidays, including pamphlet Alon Bechut - Eulogies on scholars of the generation. By the Ga'on Rabbi Moshe Ze'ev [Margaliot] Av Beit Din of Tykocin and Biaֵ‚ystok author of Marot HaTzovot. Biaֵ‚ystok, (1824). Approbations by Rabbi Akiva Eiger and giants of Lithuania.
Eulogy 1 on the Vilna Ga'on -"The divine and holy Kabbalist Rabbi Eliyahu HaChassid¦ Vilna". Additional eulogies on giants of his generation, Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin and others.
Contains additional leaves including 5 pages of omissions (sermons for Shabbat HaGadol 1826-1827), which were printed in 1828; rare leaves which do not appear in most copies.
Ownership notation:"Belongs to the exalted and famous rabbi¦ Rabbi Eliya Shapiro". Stamps in Cyrillic letters.
[2], 97, [3], [2] leaves. 34.5 cm. Good condition. Slight moth damage on inner margins, stains of usage. Old and worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 513

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Iva L’Moshav, the History of the Rabbis of Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbek – Important Handwritten Glosses

Iva L'Moshav, the history of the rabbis of the communities: Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbek, Yechezkel Dukess. Cracow, 1903.
An important book of the history of the communities of Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbek. With pictures of rabbis, Batei Knesset and tombstones. A number of glosses of historical value handwritten in the margins.
XVI; 140, [1]; XXXV pages, [3] photo plates. 21.5 cm. Good quality paper. Good condition. Few stains, slight tear to title page. Original binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 396

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Yefe To’ar VaYikra, Wilhermsdorf, 1714 – Signatures

Yefe To'ar, Midrash Raba VaYikra, with the commentary of Rabbi Shmuel Yaffe Ashkenasi. Wilhermsdorf, [1714].
At the top of the title page are three ancient signatures, the first has not been deciphered, the second is the signature of "Shmuel Hillman [---Metz?]", and the third: "Ila'a avar v'tata gavar, my name is Shmuel Katz of M---".
The second person that signed is apparently Rabbi Shmuel Hillman Rabbi of Manheim and Metz, (Otzar HaRabbanim 19126), a gaon and a mekubal, one of the most renowned leading scholars of the generation of the Pnei Yehoshua and Rabbi Yehonatan Eibeshitz. Born c. 1670 to his father, Rabbi Yisrael Halperin Rabbi of Kratchin (son in law of the Megale Amukot), a disciple of Rabbi Avraham Brode and a leader of Va'ad Arba Aratzot, he was one of the leading rabbis involved in the controversy between Rabbi Ya'akov Emden and Rabbi Yehonatan Eibeshitz. He died in 1766 and the author of Sha'agat Aryeh succeeded him in the rabbinate. The third person to sign is Rabbi Shmuel Katz [one of the rabbis of Nikolsburg?].
[2] 132 leaves, 34 cm. High quality paper, good-fair condition, moth damage and mildew to inner margins. Unbound.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 492

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Shana Tova Letter – Rabbi of Lubavitz to Rabbi of Stropkov

Letter by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson the Rabbi of Lubavitz to the Rebbe Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam of Stropkov. New York. Elul, (1952). Shana Tova letter to"Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga¦ in honor of the new year¦ I express my blessing, may he be written and sealed for a good and sweet year". Printed on reverse side of leaf:"Halberstam - Ramla" [recipient is Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Lifshitz-Halberstam the Rebbe of Stropkov (1908-1995), who immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1949 and settled in Ramla, where he established his Beit Midrash. In 1953 he moved to Jerusalem and founded the Batei Midrash of the Stropkov Hassidism].
Official stationery, typewritten, with hand signature of the Rabbi. 22 cm. Good condition, creases and minor stains, filing holes.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 375

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Mishnayot Kaf Nachat – Offenbach, 1732 – Glosses and Signatures

Mishnayot, including Kaf Nachat commentary [by Rabbi Shneur Feivush son of Rabbi Ya'akov], Seder Kodshim and Seder Taharot. [Offenbach], [1732].
Separate title-page for Seder Taharot. The word"Amsterdam" is emphasized on title-pages. Colophon at end of book"¦ 26 Elul 1732¦".
Margins of leaves contain dozens of glosses in ancient Ashkenazi handwriting from the period of the print. Binding leaves contain signatures and ownership notation [from 1820] of"Yoel¦ Arper Segal¦". Signature and ex-libris of Rabbi Eliezer HaLevi Dunner (1876-1950, rabbi in Ragashani and in Koloni, author of Zichron Yosef Tzvi and more).
[1], 143-172, 175, 276, [2], 278-462, [4] leaves (pagination differs slightly from that which is listed in the Bibliography Institute CD, last leaf unlisted). 13.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, tears and wear on leaf margins. Number of detached leaves. Gilded paper cut. Ancient detached leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 66

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Menorah Tehorah – In Opposition of the Reformists – Rabbi Kopel Lewenstein – Schaffhausen, 1835

Minchah Tehorah - Menorah Tehorah, oder Das Reine Judenthum als Gegenstֳ¼ck. Schaffhausen, 1835. German (Hebrew title).
Polemic composition in defense of the tradition, which contains a reform interpretation for the Mitzvot and the Shulchan Aruch. Only book printed with Hebrew title which was printed in Schaffhausen.
The author: Rabbi Moshe Ya'akov Kopel HaLevi Lewenstein (1799-1869), among the great Torah scholars of Germany, friend from youth of author of the Aruch LaNer and disciple of his father - Rabbi Aharon Ettlinger; later on disciple of Rabbi Hirtz Shayer and Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Zundheimer. From 1829 served as Av Beit Din of Gaylengen using his position to oppose the reformists and to publish this composition. [For additional information related to him see attached material].
IIVX, [1], [21]-201 pages. 18 cm. Fair condition, stains and wear. Printed title cover.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 130

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Sefer Arugat HaBosem – Venice, 1602 – Signature by Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Musafi

Sefer Arugat HaBosem, wisdom of the grammar and Holy Language, by Rabbi Shmuel Archevolti. Venice, [1602]. First edition.
Signatures and ownership notations in Italian handwriting. Last leaf contains signature in Oriental handwriting. Additional signature by Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Musafi [inner margin also contains notations in his handwriting?]. Signatures"Avraham Ezriel" [Rabbi Avraham Ezriel, rabbi, Dayan and prominent community activist.
119 [instead of: 118] leaves (leaves 2-3 mistakenly bound after leaves 4-5). 19 cm. Good condition. Stains, restored tears on title page. Moth stains. Notations, stamps. Worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 482

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Collection of Kashrut Related Letters and Certificates

Collection of Kashrut-related letters from Rabbis and various public figures around the world. Letters from the Rabbis of Paris (France), Melbourne (Australia), Buenos-Aires (Argentina), Winnipeg (Canada); letters from Rabbi Ya'akov Eidelstein, Rabbi Yedidia Janowski; several letters from Rabbi Yehoshua Zelig Diskin, Av Beit Din of Pardes Hannah and more.
Approx. 24 letters and Kashrut certificates. Varying sizes and conditions. Good condition

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Auction 16 Lot Number 152

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Parashat Mordechai, Kemecse, 1930 – A Rare Stencil

Parashat Mordechai on the Torah and the festivals. By Rabbi Mordechai Leonorovitz Rabbi of Kemecse and its surroundings. Kemecse, 1930. First and limited edition printed by stencil printing (typewritten). Approbations of Rabbi Shimon Sofer Rabbi of Erlau, Rabbi Shalom Eliezer Halberstam of Ratzfert (son of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz), Rabbi Shaul Brach Rabbi of Kosice etc.
The author, Rabbi Mordechai Leonorovitz (1870-1925, HaChatam Sofer V'Talmidav, Page 595), disciple of the Shevet Sofer and his brother Shimon Sofer Rabbi of Erlau. Served as Rabbi of Kemecse from 1904, his son Rabbi Gedalia succeeded him as rabbi of the city and published the book.
[3], 47 leaves. 28 cm. Good condition. Original cover.
Very rare. The only Hebrew book printed in Kemecse (Hungary), does not appear in the Bibliography Institute CD. It appears in the Vinograd and Rosenfeld CD according to a copy from a private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 408

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Sefer Be’er Eshek – Venice, 1674 – Handwritten Notations by Rabbi Zundel of Salant

Sefer Be'er Eshek, responsa in Halacha, by Rabbi Shabtai Be'er. Venice, [1674].
Title-page contains inscription to Rabbi David Weisskopf [Av Beit Din of Wallerstein?]. Ink-stamps of"Beit Midrash Menachem Zion in the Churva [ruins] of Rabbi Yehuda HaChasid in Jerusalem". Title-page and leaf 40 contain inscriptions:"To Midrash Menachem Zion", in the handwriting of the manager of the Beit Midrash - the righteous Rabbi Yosef Zundel of Salant [the handwriting is identical to that in Rabbi Zundel's signed notes, Kedem catalogue, auction 12 item 343].
Rabbi Shabtai Be'er, among the scholars of Italy and Jerusalem (passed away c. 1674). Several of the responses which were printed in the book spurred criticism toward him, as did Rabbi Azaria of Pano's testimony that the author was shaven, and also the author's lenience in permitting the make Kiddush and Havdalah over wine made by gentiles. The Rabach wrote in reference to him:"It is improper to rely on the author of Be'er Eshek".
In the period of confusion which ensued with the appearance of Shabtai Tzvi, a question was raised over whether it was appropriate to continue reciting early-morning lamentations over the galut. In this volume, Rabbi Shabtai Be'er replied that the lamentations should be recited until"we emerge from slavery to redemption¦".
[4], 134 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, moth damage, tears, paper glue restoration on last leaves. New binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 67

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Collection of Responsa and Polemic booklets

1. Kuntress Metzitza, about the mitzvah of metzitza during a brit milah (circumcision). Rabbi Yosef Margoliot-Yaffe Rabbi of Rogendorf. Pressburg, [1900].
2. Pinui Atzmot Meitim (Removal of the bones of the dead), by Rabbi Yechiel Ya'akov Weinberg. Berlin, 1926.
3. A responsum about kosher and non-kosher wines for mitzvah use. By Levi Ginzburg. New-York [-Philadelphia], 1922.
4. Tefillat Chaim, on prayer, Rabbi Chaim Reuven Rubinstein, Rabbi of Yurburg Kaunas Region Part 1: (Including a responsum from Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein and four responsa from Rabbi Yosef Razin the Gaon of Rogatchov), with a medical article in German. Vilna, 1913. (+an additional leaf of approbation after printing, author's stamps and handwritten dedication).
4 booklets, varied size and condition, generally good condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 515

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Memory-Booklet with Many Ornaments – Meir Kunstadt – Vienna

Trauer-Album [mourning album]. Booklet in memory of 11 members of the Scharmann and Tauber families who passed away between 1891-1924. Hebrew and German.
Ornamented leaf for each deceased member with his name, death date and death anniversary for many years. Continuation of album contains various prayers related to accompaniment of deceased, with numerous illustrations by the Viennese artist Meir Kunstadt, some of sites in Eretz Israel. Last leaf contains handwritten notations.
23 pages, 25.5 cm. Good condition. Binding slightly damaged. Inner binding unoriginal.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 270

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Bina LeItim / Yad Charuzim – First Editions

1. Bina LeItim, sermons, by Rabbi Azaria Pigo. Venice, [1648]. First edition.
[4], 200, 12 leaves, 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Minor moth damage, tears and damage on first and last leaves. New binding with leather spine. (Leaf 165/2: Lengthy gloss in Oriental-Italian handwriting, slightly cut off).
2. Yad Charuzim, collection of all the rhymes by Rabbi Gershom Chefetz. Venice, [1700]. First edition.
72, [4] leaves, 18 cm. Thick high-quality Italian paper. Good condition, unoriginal binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 25

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Besamim [Spice] Tower – Filigree

Besamim [spice] tower. Silver and filigree. [Germany? late 19th century].
Majority of ornaments handmade. Flag displayed on top. Silver stamps on base. Height: 37 cm. Flag and flagpole detached (height without them: 18.5 cm.) and require restoration. Otherwise in good condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 153

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Three Books – Maharam Alshich

Three books by Rabbi Moshe Alshich:
1. Sefer Romemot Eel, on Tehillim. Amsterdam, 1695.
2. Sefer Yarim Moshe, on Avot Tractate. Fֳ¼rth, (1764). Moth damages, various ownership signatures in ancient handwritings, from the city of Yergen [adjacent to Pressburg].
3. Sefer Torat Moshe, on the Tora. Amsterdam, (1777). Approbation and Chiddushei Torah by Rabbi Shual Av Beit Din of Amsterdam. Various ownership stamps and signatures.
Various sizes and conditions, very good to fair.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 207

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Sha’ar Yosef – The Chida’s First Book

Sha'ar Yosef, novellae on Tractate Horayot and responsa, by Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai [the Chida]. Livorno, [1756]. The Chida's first book that was printed in his lifetime.
On title page and additional leaves, stamps of Rabbi Chaim Berlin, and several corrections in his handwriting.
16 pages; 120, 40 leaves. 29 cm. Good condition. Stains. A few tears, few moth marks. Antique semi-leather [damaged] binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 90

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Orchot Tzadikim, Zholkva, 1771 – Bibliographically Unknown Edition

Sefer Orchot Tzaddikim, Zholkva, 1771."Printing press¦ Rabbi David son of Rabbi Menachem Mann¦ and his brother-in-law Rabbi Chaim David son of Rabbi Aharon Segal¦ and his cousin Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf son of Rabbi Gershon Segal¦ grandsons of Rabbi Uri Feibush who previously owned a printing press in Amsterdam".
Bibliographically unknown edition, does not appear in the National Library or in the Bibliography Institute CD. This edition was listed in the Winograd and Rosenfeld CD according to this copy.
[165] leaves. 14.5 cm. Fair condition, wear and stains of usage, old worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 314

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Manuscript Novellae on Topics – 1878-1886

A notebook of Torah novella on various topics and aggada, Hungary (Halych-Galanta, 1878-1846).
At the beginning of the notebook, various signatures and inscriptions in Hebrew and in a foreign language, signatures Yisrael Zvi Reich who studies by the Rabbi of Halych, inscription of buying the notebook on credit by Shmuel Ehrental and additional signatures. Included in the Torah novellae are many things in the name of "my Father, Teacher and Rabbi in Halych" and novellae that "Hashem has granted me". Apparently, it was written by two students of the Halych Yeshiva. Most of the thoughts are written by Rabbi Shmuel Ehrental, who signs at the end of Leaf 50/2 - "¦ it is correct, Shmuel Ehrental". In another place written in the margin: "This Torah was written by the young man R' Shmuel Ehrental who is soon to be married". The place where some of the Torah novellae were written appears at the top: Galanta 1883-1886.
The renowned Rabbi Eliezer Zusman author of Yalkut Eliezer (1828-1903, HaChatam Sofer V'Talmidav pages 63-65) was Rabbi of Halych at that time. He was born in Pressburg and studied by the Chatam Sofer and the Ktav Sofer, served as Rabbi and Dean of the Halych Yeshiva from 1857-1886, and in 1886, he succeeded his father in law Rabbi Yo'el Unger in the Paksch rabbinate. He wrote many books: Et Sofer, Sefer HaMikneh, Damesek Eliezer, Yalkut Eliezer, etc.
A large notebook c. 28.5 cm. Most of the leaves are empty, c. 28 written pages. Good condition, few stains and wear, detached worn cover.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 101

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Amarot Tehorot, by Rabbi Menachem Azaria of Fano – Signature and Gloss

Amarot Tehorot, five articles from the book Asarah Ma'amarot by Rabbi Menachem Azaria - the Rama of Fano. With the Yad Yehuda commentary, by Rabbi Yehuda Leib "from the group of bnei Yeshiva in Frankfurt and Rabbi of the community and the countries of Magentza". Frankfurt am Main, 1698. Illustrated title page.
Ancient handwritten signature from the time of print, of "Simcha son of Ya'akov Segal". On Leaf 33 is a long gloss in same handwriting.
[2], 143 leaves; 98 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good-fair condition, many moth damages. Decorated leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 229

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Collection of Books Printed in Russia-Poland

Total of 6 books. Various sizes and conditions. Fair conditions. See list in the Hebrew description

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Auction 16 Lot Number 336

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Remnants of Manuscripts – Mishneh Torah L’Rambam – Yemen

Remnants of manuscript Mishneh Torah - HaYad HaChazaka L'Rambam, from archive. [Yemen, 15th-17th century?].
Yemenite manuscripts of Mishneh Torah L'Rambam were known for their extreme accuracy since they are based upon manuscripts which were sent to Yemen during the lifetime of the author. A slight change may be observed in these leaves in comparison to the regular editions of Mishneh Torah (in the Shabtai Frankel edition the version was proofread based upon Yemenite manuscripts).
Dozens of remnants of leaves, with varying degrees of defects, poor to very poor condition. Chapter titles in red ink.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 432

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Gur Aryeh – Livorno, 1846 – Author’s Dedication

Gur Aryeh, novellae on the Talmud and the Rambam, rules of the Talmud. Rabbi Mas'ud Chermon. Livorno, [1846].
On title page, author's handwritten and signed dedication: "A gift to my soulmate the chacham¦ Rabbi Eliyahu Karsinti¦ and with him the dear son¦ the Chacham Rabbi Nissim Kasinti¦ from the author¦ Mas'ud Chermon". Two glosses in Oriental handwriting.
Rabbi Mas'ud Chermon (died 1866), Rabbi and teacher in Wahran (Algeria), see: Malchei Yeshurun, page 104.
[3], 224 leaves. 30 cm. Good condition. Stains, few moth marks. Stamps. Old binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 496

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Letters from Rabbis and Leaders of the Yemenite Jewish Communities in Israel

Collection of letters, receipts and more from the leaders and rabbis of the Yemenite communities in Israel, years 1937-1958.
Among the letters: a letter from year 1943 by Rabbi Shalom son of Rabbi Yechiya Yitzhak Ha-Levi, Rabbi of the Jaffa-Tel-Aviv Yemenite community describing the situation of the Jews of Sana'a:"¦[The Jews] of Sana'a are literally starving [to death] and reading their letters would deeply trouble you. My heart bleeds as I hear of their dire predicament in particular and of the situation of the Sana'a Jews in general. May Hashem have mercy on them¦".
15 Paper items, varying sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 475

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Letters of Rabbis and Protocols of Arbitration

Letters of rabbis, letters and protocols, of arbitrations between Rabbi Mattityahu Chaim Tzeitlin and his heirs, and the management of the Diskin Orphanage. 1953-1954.
The deliberation was about assets donated by Mr. Tzeitlin to the orphanage carried out in a completed contract. Afterwards, Mr. Tzeitlin changed his mind, and demanded the orphanage to return the assets to his family. Many meetings took place about this issue, and in the meantime, the claimant died and his widow continued the claim. Later, the deliberations passed from the first arbitrators, Mr. Shmuel Eden of Jerusalem and Mr. Shmuel Stern of Tel Aviv to a rabbinical arbitration. These are some of the protocols and letters concerning that deliberation, including letters of testimony, bills of arbitration and authorization.
Signatures of: Rabbi Reuven Katz, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Ben-Menachem, Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe-Schlesinger, Rabbi Yosef Blumenfeld, Rabbi Shlomo Shimshon Karelitz etc.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 230

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Four Books – Vilna

4 books printed in Vilna, bound together. See list in the Hebrew description

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Auction 16 Lot Number 262

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Collection of Books and Booklets – Biographies of Rabbis and Rebbes

Total of 18 books and booklets, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description

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Auction 16 Lot Number 390

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Moreh Nevuchim – Warsaw, 1872 – Glosses

Sefer Moreh Nevuchim L'Rambam, including commentaries, Section 1. Warsaw, 1872.
Blank leaf bound between each two leaves for the purpose of writing comments. These leaves as well as leaves of book contain commentaries, glosses and lengthy comments in English.
[2], 133 leaves (missing: 131-133). 23 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, wear and tear, scotch tape. Several detached leaves. Dry paper.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 497

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Two Letters by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and Three Letters to Him

Shana Tova letter, by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef chief rabbi of Israel, to the well-known philanthropist Mr. Edmond Safra and his brothers: Eli, Moshe and Yosef. Tishrei 1977. Letter of Halachic response written upon a postcard. Cheshvan 1961. (Approx. 20 lines in his handwriting and signature).
Letters to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef by Minister of Welfare and Social Services Zvulun Hammer, Minister of Security Ezer Weitzman, and Professor Avner Chai Shaki. 1974-1977.
5 letters, of which 4 are written upon official stationery, various sizes and conditions, good.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 156

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Tehilim, Diglei Hodaya V’Hamitzvah – Talisman book

Tehillim, with the books Diglei Hodaya V'Hamitzvah and Mamtakei Yehuda on the 613 mitzvot, by Rabbi Yehuda Yudel Landau of Jerusalem. [Jozefow, 1875]. Two title pages, the first in golden letters.
Many approbations by Ashkenasi and Sefardi scholars in Eretz Yisrael, Turkey and Poland. Including approbation by Rebbe David of Tolna who blesses those who buy the book "with blessing and success and all their wishes should be fulfilled". Also an approbation by Rebbe Avraham HaMagid of Trisk who blesses the buyers "that the merit of Torah should protect them and they should be blessed with the triple blessing of scholarly children, long life and abundant livelihood". Many laws and customs of Chassidic leaders.
[12 pages], 3-13 leaves (Leaf 10 is missing); 233 leaves, (without Seder Ma'amadot). 21 cm. Dry paper, fair condition, tears and pasting. Elaborately decorated old leather binding.
Some of the first leaves of approbations and introductions do not appear in the bibliographic listings. The Bibliographic Institute CD notes that they have not seen the first of the two title pages.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 220

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Five Jerusalem Printings

1. Sefer Zivchei Shlamim, sections 1-2, on Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur prayers, intents during Shofar blowing and order of service on Yom Kippur. By Rabbi Moshe Cordovero (Ramak). Jerusalem, 1883. (S. HaLevi 418).
2. Sefer Toraht Zevach, laws of slaughtering, Rabbi Chaim David Chazan. Jerusalem, 1884. (S. HaLevi 475).
3. Sefer Sha'arei Dima HaShalem, includes Ma'aneh Lashon and addendums. First publication. Jerusalem, c. 1898. (Bibliographically unknown edition - contains illustrations of Holy Sites).
4. Sefer Bein HaShmashot, with time charts. Rabbi Michael Tokatzinski. Jerusalem, 1929.
5. Gift chart and membership certificate, for the year 1935, by the Torah V'Yirah Association. Jerusalem, 1935. (Filled out in typewriting and handwriting).
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 167

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Passover Hagadda – Be’ur Yitzchak – Breuna, 1790

Passover Hagadda, with the commentary Be'ur Yitzchak, by Rabbi Yitzchak Zekel HaLevi Shpitz. Breuna, 1790. Bound with the book: Pri Etz Hadar, on the Torah [Breishit], by his son Rabbi Yechiel Michel Shpitz [Rabbi of Hadiacz]. Breuna, 1790.
On title page: "Yitzchak HaLevi son of the author of Sefer Birkat Yitzchak" - The words Sefer Birkat Yitzchak are emphasized in especially large letters. At the top of the first title page is a dedication in faded handwriting: "To¦ R' Avraham ---".
On the title pages of both books the Jewish year 5549 contradicts the Gregorian date.
56; 20 leaves. 21 cm. Fair condition. Wine stains, extensive moth damage [primarily to inner margins]. Without covers, detached leaves. Owners' inscriptions.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 391

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Ein Ya’akov – A Whole set with Glosses

Ein Ya'akov, a compilation of all aggadot and midrashim in the Talmud. With all commentators. Parts 1-5. Vilna, 1911-1913.
Dozens of glosses of deep content, handwriting of rabbis of the time of print, owner's inscription in block handwriting, Rabbi "Ya'akov Shechter Rabbi in Galatz", apparently, Rabbi Ya'akov Shechter (1888-1972, Otzar HaRabbanim 9953), Rabbi in Galatz, Manchester and Belfast, author of Likutei Ya'akov and Shema Ya'akov.
5 volumes, dry brittle paper, good-fair condition. Worn original bindings.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 519

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A Collection of Handwritten Calendars – For 1947-1963 – USSR

14 handwritten notebooks of calendars, apparently written under Soviet rule in the USSR. Detailed calendars for: 1947, 1950-1960.
In the 1958 calendar, the writer hints to his living in a forsaken land and to his prayer that Hashem should revenge the dictator's rule when copying the verse "Be joyous and happy Bat Edom who dwells in Eretz Utz...".
14 notebooks (with covers printed in Russian). 15-17 cm. Good condition, stains, tear.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 242

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Sefer Ge’ulat Israel and Additional Books of Musar and Hassidism

Approx. 19 cm. Various conditions, good-fair. Old worn binding. Signatures Rabbi"Shmuel son of Rabbi Y.A.L. Deitch". Signatures of Rabbi Baruch David Klein of Stropkov (among the disciples and relatives of Rabbi Yechezkel of Shinova - See attached material). See list in the Hebrew description

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Auction 16 Lot Number 349

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Manuscript Yizkor – Italy

Manuscript, Sefer Tefillot L'Hazkarat Neshamot, Italy, [19th century?].
Versions of Yizkor, for the souls of men, women and children, in the unique version of Italian Jews. The sections with variances between singular and plural and the like were written in colored ink. Nice calligraphic writing, on thick high-quality paper (imitation parchment).
7 leaves, 17 cm. Good condition, use marks and inscriptions. Worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 40

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Ushpizin Poster – Sighet

Sukkah poster. Sighet, [1900's, early 20th century].
Containing Ushpizin depiction; the inscription "Shiviti HaShem LeNegdi Tamid" - "I place G-d constantly before me"; Kiddush for Sukkot; and prayer for parting from the Sukkah, to be said upon the holiday's termination.
51X42 cm. Fair condition. Tears on margins and on folding marks. Glued with tape on back of poster.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 136

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Five Megillot / Nevi’im Rishonim – Venice, 1594-1595

Five Megillot; Nevi'im Rishonim. Venice, [1594-1595].
Two sections of the Bible which was printed in Venice in the same year, with Rashi's commentary.
1. Five Megillot. Abridged title page and"introduction for Rashi on Shir HaShirim". 258-296 leaves.
2. Nevi'im Rishonim. Illustrated title page. [297]-447 leaves.
Volume of 20 cm. Fair-poor condition. Tears and moth damage. Old leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 168

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Passover Haggada – HaMarbeh L’Saper – Karlsruhe, 1791

Passover Haggada, "with a new commentary HaMarbeh L'Saper¦ ". Karlsruhs, 1791.
The commentary was written by Rabbi Yedidya Tia Weil Rabbi of Karlsruhe, who wrote anonymously, and even wrote an approbation to this book [The commentary in his handwriting was found in the National Library. Manuscript no. 8ֲ°2744].
52 leaves. 21.5 cm. Good condition, stains.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 520

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Calendars – Germany / Hungary

1. Volume which contains miniature calendars printed in Hungary (several calendars printed in Vienna), for the years 1855-1918. Blank leaves bound between calendars, in which names of family members, death anniversaries, etc. were added in handwriting. 12 cm. volume, fair condition.
2. Maphteach Likboa Ittim, edited by L. Cohen. Rees am Rhein, 1879. Calendars for the years 1750-1950. At end folded sheet:"Order of reading of the Shabbat Torah portions for all the years". Handwritten additions; glued newspaper clippings. Loose binding and leaves.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 190

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Study Books for Youth – Italy Printings

Collection of tractates, with commentary of Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura,"for the education of the youth". Rigio, [1809]. (Margins uncut in print). * Chanoch LaNa'ar,"to instill in children¦". Pirenzi, [1826]. (Missing 2 leaves following title-page, one replaced in handwriting). * Sefer Mavo HaLimud,"to educate the children in the reading of the letters¦". Livorno, [1858].
3 books. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 382

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Responsa Nodah B’Yehuda – Signatures and Glosses of Rabbi Shmuel Rozovsky

Responsa Nodah B'Yehuda, Even HaEzer and Choshen Mishpat, first and second edition. Vilna, 1902. Signatures of Rabbi Shmuel Rozovsky, a number of scholarly glosses in his handwriting.
Rabbi Shmuel Rozovsky (1913-1979), son of Rabbi Michel David Rabbi of Grodno. Son in law of Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank Rabbi of Jerusalem. He studied in the Grodno Yeshivah, by Rabbi Shimon Shkop, in the Mir Yeshivah in Poland and in the Lomza Yeshivah in Petach Tikva .Even before he married, he was appointed as the first Rosh Metivta in Ponovezh Yeshiva and his classes drew many students to the yeshiva. He passed on the Torah he learned in yeshivot in Lithuania to the new generation in Eretz Yisrael. He greatly influenced all the Torah world of our generation. After his death, his writings and the writings of his students were published in the books Shiurei Rabbi Shmuel and Zichron Shmuel.
30.5 cm. Poor condition, dry paper and heavy damage, damaged cover, leather back.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 446

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Collection of Books with Inscriptions by Authors

1. Sefer Limudei HaShem, second section of Sefer Tefilat Kol Peh. Literary collection from books of the Chida [Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai], laws, prayers and supplications, Rabbi Avraham Ankava. Livorno, [1848]. (Inscription in handwriting and signature of author. Missing leaves 31-34 of second count).
2. Sefer Divrei Eliyahu, sermons for High Holy Days, festivals and yearly Shabbatot, by Rabbi Eliyahu Gordon. Vilna, 1903. (Inscription in handwriting of author).
3. Sefer Charuzei Margaliot, sermons for various occasions, by Rabbi Gavriel Ze'ev Wolf Margaliot [son-in-law of Rabbi Nachum of Horodna]. Jerusalem, [1912]. (Inscription in handwriting and signature of author).
4. Sefer Ktzot HaShulchan, Section Six [Hilchot Shabbat], by Rabbi Avraham Chaim Na'eh. Jerusalem, [1939]. (Inscription in handwriting and signature of author).
5. Sefer Ma'aseh Rakam, includes three compositions: Tosfot HaRosh on Kiddushin Tractate, and Chiddushim on Kiddushin Tractate and Bava Metzia Tractate, by Rabbi Yitzchak Koriat. Pisa, [1806]. (Handwritten inscription, by publisher?).
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 105

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Olam Barur – Zholkva, 1800 / Olam Va’ed – Lvov, 1811

Olam Barur, "Explanations¦ truthful introductions¦ lofty wisdom¦" [kabbalistic homiletics], by Rabbi Eliezer Fishel of Strzyֵ¼ֳ³w. [Zholkva], [c. 1800].
Bound with: Olam Va'ed - Kuntress HaEbronot, about calculations of Tkufot (Jewish periods of time), by Rabbi Eliezer Fishel of Strzyֵ¼ֳ³w. [Lvov], [1811].
Rabbi Eliezer Fishel of Strzyֵ¼ֳ³w (1740-1812, Encyclopedia L'Chachmei Galicia 211-212), a mekubal and preacher. His other kabbalistic works also start with the word Olam (Olam Echad, Olam Hafuch, Olam HaGadol). Served as preacher in Brody.
[2], 56; [8] leaves. 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, moth marks. Worn, detached binding. Stamps and owners' inscriptions on Vorzats.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 425

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Collection of Books from Library of Rabbi Yisrael Welcz Chief Av Beit Din of Budapest

Collection of books from the library of Rabbi Yisrael Welcz chief Av Beit Din of Budapest.
The Ga'on Rabbi Yisrael Welcz (1887-1974. Otzar HaRabbanim 11910), rabbi in Tinia and chief Av Beit Din of Budapest; immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1946 where he was known as one of the greatest rabbis, participated in the editing and management of Otzar HaPoskim [treasury of Halachic rulings] and more. Author of Chok L'Yisrael.
Total of 11 books in nine volumes. Various sizes and conditions. All books contain stamps of the Rabbi from various periods. See list in the Hebrew description

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Auction 16 Lot Number 489

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Letter by Rabbi Shmuel Ehrenfeld Av Beit Din of Mattersdorf

Letter by the Ga'on Rabbi Shmuel Ehrenfeld; condolence letter to Rabbi Baruch Duvdevani upon the death of his wife. New York, [1966]. Approx. 11 lines written in his handwriting along with his full signature.
The Ga'on Rabbi Shmuel Ehrenfeld (1895-1980), Av Beit Din and Rosh Mativta of Mattersdorf (Hungary) from 1926. Rosh Yeshiva of Chatan Sofer in Mattersdorf and Brooklyn. Founder of Mattersdorf Campus in Jerusalem. Among the greatest Torah giants in the USA and known for his aristocracy. Son and successor of Rabbi Simcha Bunim Av Beit Din of Mattersdorf and grandson of author of Chatan Sofer.
Official stationery, 28 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 404

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Sefer Zohar HaRakia – Signature of Rabbi Eliyahu Doshnitzer

Sefer Zohar HaRakia, on the warnings of Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Gvirol, by Rabbi Shimon Bar Tzemach Doran [HaTashbetz]. Vilna, 1879.
Leaf of back cover contains signature of Rabbi"Eliya Katz Doshnitzer". Title-page contains stamp of son-in-law of Rabbi Eliyahu, Rabbi"Gershon Chanoch Fishman", and additional stamp (Rabbi Ziskind Rosenberg slaughterer and examiner of Platzk). Leaf 34 contains handwritten gloss which begins,"In my humble opinion I would interpret¦".
The righteous Rabbi Eliyahu Doshnitzer (1876-1949), student of Telz and Slabodka Yeshivot, was among the most outstanding disciples of the Chafetz Chaim in Kollel Kodshim. [Was among the group sent by the Chafetz Chaim to remove the"dybbuk", and who stated that he is a righteous person]. Following Rabbi Yerucham Leibowitz's departure of the Radin Yeshiva he was appointed as Mashgiach in his place, and from 1926 served as spiritual leader of the Lomza Yeshiva in Petach Tikvah. His lessons were recorded in the book Nachlat Eliyahu, edited by his disciple Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky. At his funeral, the Chazon Ish stated that he was one of the 36 righteous men of the generation.
His son-in-law, the Ga'on Rabbi Chanoch Fishman (1900-1966), Rabbi of Rutki-Kossaki in the region of Lomza. In 1938 he immigrated to Eretz Israel and served as Rabbi of Herzliya for twenty eight years. His erudite books: Simchat HaChag, Mi HaChag, and Sfeika DeRabanan, were recently published in a new edition.
120 pages. 20.5 cm. Good condition, stains. New cardboard binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 436

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S’deh Chemed – Dedication in the Author’s Handwriting

S'deh Chemed, by Rabbi Chaim Chizkiyahu Medini. First part of second volume, letters Alef-Gimel, Warsaw, 1891.
Printed dedication leaf filled in the author's handwriting glued to the back of the title page. Ink-stamp of Rabbi"Chaim Chizkiyahu Medini [¦]Qarasuvbazar". [Most of the dedications were filled by his scribes; it is rare to find a dedication is his own holy handwriting]
Rabbi Chaim Chizkiyahu Medini, (1833-1905) was born in Jerusalem, served as rabbi in Krim and Hebron; a tremendous scholar. Compiled the Torah Encyclopedia on his own, tens of volumes of "S'deh Chemed", and other books.
[4], 3-7, 4-564, 32.5 cm. Fair condition. Slight moth damage. Tears around the leaves' edges. Detached and worn leaves. Worn and dismantled binding.
Edition ending in p.564, [some editions have 568 pp.].

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Auction 16 Lot Number 319

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Manuscript Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz

A handwritten leaf, from Minchat Yehuda on Tractate Gittin, by Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz. [c. 1970].
Title of leaf Minchat Yehuda. Content matches the first edition of his book which is different from second edition printed in 1989.
2 written leaves, c. 22 cm. Fair condition, tears and creases, plastic covered with lamination.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 351

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Manuscript – Goralot

Manuscript, Goralot. Instructions for casting lots. Oriental Rashi script [Italy ?, 18th-19th century].
1. Combinations of holy names and instructions how to cast lots by means of a Chumash.
2. Goral Niflah - A chart of letters, with a detailed reader of results in Alphabetical order.
On the last page is a colophon: "I have copied from a manuscript of a book of cures Ashkenazi writing".
[7] pages. 21 cm. Good condition. Fancy leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 138

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Mikra’ot Gedolot – Nevi’im Achronim – Venice, 1618

Mikra'ot Gedolot, Nevi'im Achronim, with Targum, Rashi, Radak and the Mesora. Venice, 1618.
[1], 442-668. 41 cm. Fair condition. Moisture stains, mildew marks. Moth marks on binding. Restorations to title page and last leaf. Censor erasing and handwritten substitutes, owners' inscriptions.
Contradiction between the Hebrew date (5377), and the Gregorian date MDCXVIII (1618).

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Auction 16 Lot Number 170

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Passover Haggada – Ma’ale Beit Chorin – Bialistok, 1806

Ma'ale Beit Chorin - Passover Haggada, with commentaries of the Alshich, the Shla, Gur Aryeh [by the Maharal] and Ollelot Efraim [by the author of the Kli Yakar], etc. Bialistok, 1806.
[1]. 46. [1] leaves. 31.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, moth marks, tape restorations. Erased owners' inscriptions, new binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 149

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Set of Chumashim – Torat Emet – Amsterdam, 1827

Torat Emet, Tikun Sofrim, Chamisha Chumshei Tora, includes Rashi's commentary, Haftarot, prayers and poems. Amsterdam, [1827].
Five volume set. Proofread and accurate edition based on earlier Torah scrolls and chumashim.
Double title-pages in all volumes. First title-page contains illustrated copper engraving.
Bamidbar contains a printed (detached) leaf from the publisher of the Chumashim"I am filled with praise to the Almighty for having completed the publication of Sefer Torat Emet¦ Amsterdam¦ 1828¦". This leaf is bibliography unknown.
Varying pagination [Bamidbar contains an additional 6 leaf pamphlet, listing those who signed on the Chumahsim. Leaves unlisted in Bibliography Institute], 18-20 cm. General condition good, stained. Margins of Bamidbar uncut in print. Two volumes are without binding, two have antique leather bindings, [one imprinted with name of owner], and one volumes is simply bound.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 309

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Sermon in Handwriting of the Rishon L’Zion Rabbi Ben-Tzion Chai Uziel – Salonika, 1921

Manuscript, sermon handwritten by Rabbi Ben-Tzion Chai Uziel, Salonika, Shabbat Kalla, the 5th of Sivan 1921.
Rabbi Ben-Tzion Chai Uziel (1881-1953) was born in Jerusalem to Rabbi Yosef Refael of a family with a long lineage of Jerusalem rabbis, descendants of the Chikrei Lev. At age 20, he was appointed rabbi in the Tiferet Yerushalayim Yeshiva and in 1910, Sefardi rabbi of Yaffo. In 1921, he went to Salonika (Greece) to serve as Chief Rabbi [where he wrote this sermon], and in 1923, he returned to serve as Chief Rabbi of Tel-Aviv Yaffo. In 1939, he was in London as an emissary and representative of the Yishuv in Eretz Yisrael, and that same year was appointed as Chief Rabbi and Rishon L'Zion in Eretz Yisrael. Some of his books: Mishpetei Uziel, Michmanei Uziel, HaShofet V'HaMishpat, etc.
[5] written pages. 26 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 437

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Sefer HaMitzvot L’HaRambam – Signature of Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer and Dedication to Him

Sefer HaMitzvot L'HaRambam, with commentaries and novellae of the Mahardam Rabbi Dov Berush Meislesh Rabbi of Cracow. Warsaw, 1870.
A dedication (cutoff) handwritten by the author's grandson Rabbi Yehuda Leibush to Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer Rabbi of Adat Yisrael Berlin. Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer's signature, stamp in a foreign language and his grandson's bookmark Azriel Hildesheimer.
Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer (1820-1899) was a prominent Torah authority of his generation. Disciple of the author of Aruch LaNer and of Rabbi Yitzchak Bernays of Hamburg, he was Rabbi of Eisenstadt in 1851-1869, where he established one of the major Yeshivot of Hungary and Germany. In 1869, he was appointed Rabbi of Berlin, where he established the Beit Midrash LaRabbanim. He led Orthodox Jewry in Germany.
[4], 174 leaves. 25 cm. Good condition. Loose binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 352

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Manuscript Shirat Heichal for the Dedication of The Beit Knesset – Cunio (Italy), 1786

Manuscript, "An introduction to my poem - Shirat Heichal", poetic lists on the dedication of the Beit Knesset HaGadol of the city of Cunio (Italy), [1786]. The rabbi of the city Rabbi Yedidya ben Refael Shlomo [HaLevi] and the wealthy man Rabbi Shmuel Galiko are mentioned in the manuscript. [In honor of the dedication of the Beit Knesset several pamphlets of poems were published: Todah V'Kol Zimra (Livorno 1786) and Seder Zemirot V'Limud (Livorno 1876). We have not seen them and we do not know if what is written in this manuscript was printed there].
3 pages, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Written in Italian Rabbinic handwriting.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 480

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Letters by Rabbi Ovadia Hadaya and his son

Three letters of halachic responsa, on the laws of Stam, ketubot and teshuva (about Shabbat desecration), handwritten and signed by Rabbi Ovadia Hadaya, 1960-1962.
A letter from his son Rabbi Shalom Hadaya on stationary of the Yeshivat HaMekubalim Beit El. 1974.
Rabbi Ovadia Hadaya (1890-1969), was one of the leading rabbis and mekubalim of Jerusalem. He was born in Aleppo (Halab), and immigrated to Jerusalem in 1898. He was Rosh Yeshiva of Porat Yosef in its formative years, a dayan in Jerusalem, Chief Rabbi of Petach Tikva and a member of the Beit Din HaGadol and the Council of the Chief Rabbinate. Founder and Head of Beit El Yeshiva for mekubalim in New Jerusalem, he wrote many books of halacha and aggada: Yaskil Avdi responsa, eight volumes, Deah V'Haskel on kabala, and many other books. His son Rabbi Shalom [Mordechai Chaim] Hadaya, (1926), succeeded his father as head of Beit El Yeshiva.
3 postcards, written on both sides, the son's letter is on official stationary.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 512

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Synagogue Regulations and Single Leaves from Brazil

Tfilin, filacterios. Booklet of instruction for the placing of phylacteries and the reciting of Kaddish, publication of Chabad Youth Association. Sֳ£o Paulo. *"Estatutos da Sinagoga Shaar-Hashamaim" [Regulations of Sha'ar HaShamayim Synagogue]. (Belֳ©m do Parֳ¡), 1911, 1943, 1951 (3 booklets). * Oraֳ§ֳ₪o para ser dita no Arvit de Yom Hakipurim [Arvit Prayer for Yom Kippur]. Single leaf. [Brazil], Tishrei [1974]. * Prezados Consֳ³cios. Single leaf for members of the Jewish congregation, enumerates the revenues and expenditures of the congregation during the High Holy Days. [Brazil, 1970's].
Total of 4 booklets and 2 single leaves, various sizes, good condition, varies.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 203

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Sefer Ne’ot Ya’akov – Izmir, 1761 – Glosses – Stamps of Rabbi Chaim Berlin

Sefer Ne'ot Ya'akov, responsa and Drushim for the yearly Shabbatot and festivals, includes a commentary on the Haggadah and Sefer Ma'aneh Lashon, by Rabbi Yisrael Ya'akov Algazi. Izmir [1761].
Leaves 24-79 contain pamphlet Get Mekushar attributed to the son of the author who printed the book - the Maharit Algazi.
Stamps of the Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Berlin. Ownership notation upon title-page in Italian handwriting:"Was allotted to me by my family, David Hartom". Additional glosses in Italian handwriting throughout book [one by the abovementioned, and the remaining from a different writer].
[2], 79; 61; 39; 6 leaves (leaves 4-5 glued upside down). 29.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, detached leaves. Leaf 29 contains glued paper with damaged text. Detached and worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 395

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Etz Chaim (Koritz) – Stamp of Rabbi Chaim of Pinsk and Glosses

Sefer Etz Chaim by Rabbi Chaim Vital. [Koritz, 1782. First edition].
Numerous handwritten glosses of corrections and completion of print omissions.
Leaf 20 contains fine stamp of"Chaim son of Rabbi Peretz Katz of Vilna from the congregation of Pinsk" - The Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Katz Rappaport son of Rabbi Peretz of Vilna, served as rabbi of Pinsk for approximately twenty years from 1807. In 1826 he immigrated to Eretz Israel and was among the leaders of the community of Prushim in Safed and in Eretz Israel. Passed away in 1831 and great miracles took place at his funeral - see attached material. His son-in-law, Rabbi Yechiel Michael Weingarten, is the Rebbe of Lovoshov (Encyclopedia of Hassidism, 2, page 215).
Incomplete copy, 3-151 leaves. (Instead of: [1], 152 leaves]. 31.5 cm. Fair condition, wear and stains.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 427

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Collection of Books with Signatures

5 books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description

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Auction 16 Lot Number 86

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Ohr Zaru’ah – Zhitomir, 1862

Sefer Ohr Zaru'ah, first and second sections by Rabbeinu Yitzchak of Vienna. Zhitomir, 1862. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita. First edition from manuscript.
Many ink stamps:"Belongs to the Tolner Kloiz of Uman" [synagogue of the Tolner Hassidim in the city of Uman].
[2], 232 pages; 4, 184 pages. 38.5 cm., high-quality paper, good condition, some wear and stains. Unbound.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 225

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Two Books – Venice – 16th-17th Century

1. Korban Aharon, commentary on the Sifra [with text], by Rabbi Aharon Ebn Chaim. Venice, 1609-1611. First edition. (On Leaf 110/2, gloss in ancient Ashkenazi handwriting).
139; 302, [4] leaves (Leaves 1-7 are missing and substituted with photocopy. Leaf [1] was mistakenly bound before Leaf 302). 17.5 cm. Good condition, stains, minor moth marks in several leaves.
2. Yalkut Shimoni, Part 2, on Nevi'im and Ketuvim. Venice, [1566].
Missing book. Leaves 40-162 (instead of 190 leaves. Missing: Nevi'im Rishonim. Volume has Nevi'im Achronim and Ketuvim with the exception of the Megillot) 19 cm. Fair-poor condition. Stains, heavy moth damage [especially near binding], traces of mildew. Worn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 88

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Three Books – Zhitomir

1. Mishnayot Seder Nashim, Zhitomir, 1857. Printing press of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, grandson of the Rabbi of Slavita. (Fair condition, moth damage and stains). Numerous stamps including a handwritten signature of the Rebbe of Alick-Safed:"Aharon son of Rabbi Zvi Aryeh of Alick rabbi of Stretin" - Rabbi Aharon Brandwein son of Rabbi Zvi Aryeh of Pleschen (of the Alick-Stretin dynasty), raised in the home of his mother's uncle, Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin, who appointed him in his youth as Rebbe and gave him a Kvitel and a Pidyon. Immigrated to Eretz Israel and settled in Safed where he served as one of the Torah giants of the Hassidic community.
2. Mishnayot, Seder Taharot. Zhitomir, 1862. Printing press of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, grandson of the Rabbi of Slavita.
3. Tur Even HaEzer. Zhitomir, 1858. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira, grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita. (Good condition, missing last leaf of indexes).
Various sizes and conditions, books 1-2 in fine original leather bindings, damaged.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 57

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Handwritten Document – Stipulations Preceding Wedding – Prague, 18th century

BeMazal Tov; document of Tna'im [stipulations] preceding wedding, arranged between Reichel and Yisrael Bondi, a Jewish couple from Prague and their son, the groom Lֳ¶b, and between Miriam and Bezalel Sobotki and their virgin daughter Genendel, who intend to get married. German.
Includes 14 clauses regarding the ring, dowry in cash, type and value of reciprocal gifts; obligations of the Bondi family to enable their son to join their business for two years and to grant him partnership in their commerce in Prague, specification of the clothing and housewares which the parents of the bride obligate to give their daughter, and more. The 14th and lengthiest clause, specifies the division of fortune and conditions of last will and testament, in the case that the groom or bride depart from this world between the time of the signing of the stipulations and the date of the wedding, or at a later stage, G-D forbid, with or without children.
Date is blurry and difficult to decipher; end of document contains signature of parents of both families as well as additional signatures.
[4] Handwritten pages upon thick paper, 28.5X45.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears on folding marks, stains.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 281

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Collection of Photographs of Jews – Including Rabbis – Photographs from the 19th Century

24 portrait photographs and studio photographs of Jewish men and rabbis. Europe, end of 19th century and the 20th century.
9 are early photographs (end of 19th century), from various cities: Stanislav, France, Vienna (one is dated 1881), Cracow (one is dated 1868), Brody, and other places.
14 are photographs from the 20th century, reproductions of photographs from the 19th century and photographs of well-known rabbis, (a photograph of an ancient picture of the Chatam Sofer, etc.).
Varied size and condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 507

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Pnei Aryeh \ Mayim Chaim

Sefer Pnei Aryeh, Responsa, Section 1, by Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Breslau [Av Beit Din of Rotterdam]. Amsterdam, [1790]. The famous banker Rabbi Chaim Salomon who was a close friend to several American Presidents, is mentioned in Chapter 41.
Bound with: Sefer Mayim Chaim, Chiddushim on the Shas and the Rambam, responsa by Rabbi Chizkiya di Silva [author of Pri Chadash]. Amsterdam, [1730].
44 leaves; [3], 106 leaves. 29.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Wear on first leaves, scotch tape. Stains, tear. Damaged binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 316

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Manuscript To’ameha Chaim Zachu – Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Maharil

Manuscript by the Holy Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Maharil, passages of his book To'ameha Chaim Zachu.
The holy Ga'on Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Maharil author of To'ameha Chaim Zachu (Otzar HaRabbanim 1884), among the greatest Kabbalists in Lithuania and Jerusalem, born in Zagare, Lithuania. Disciple-associate of the famous Kabbalist author of the Leshem. Immigrated to Jerusalem in 1909 and was known as one of the greatest elderly Kabbalists in Jerusalem and leaders of the Sha'ar HaShamayim Yeshiva. Author of To'ameha Chaim Zachu, 3 sections (commentary on Sefer Etz Chaim by Rabbi Chaim Vital) as well as many other books. Passed away in Jerusalem in Cheshvan (1938).
7 leaves, 14 written pages. Approx. 21 cm. Good condition, stains.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 157

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Miniature Tehilim with Illustrations of Musical Instruments – Vilna, 1900

Tehilim with illustrations of musical instruments¦ and a picture of King David. Vilna, 1900.
Leaf 2 contains illustration of King David. Various illustrations of musical instruments throughout book. Although title page lists 1900 as year of printing, it is possible that it is actually a later stereotype printing.
176 leaves (352 pages), 7 cm. Good condition. Original semi-leather binding, slightly loose. Several loose leaves.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 413

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Barech Moshe Responsa – Stamps of Rabbi Nachum Dover Friedman of Sadigura

Sefer Barech Moshe, responsa, by Rabbi Moshe Galante. Livorno, [1809].
Title-page contains two stamps of the Rebbe Rabbi Nachum Dover Friedman of Sadigura; one stamp with image of lion in its center,"Nachum Dover Friedman", and second stamp"monetary purchase".
The Rebbe Rabbi Nachum Dover Friedman (passed away in 1883, Otzar HaRabbanim 15912), son of the Rebbe Rabbi Shalom Yosef of Ruzhin, and son-in-law of his uncle, the Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov of Sadigura - the holy sons of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin. [For information related to his valuable library see Kedem catalogue, auction 12, item 356].
[2], 169 leaves. 29 cm. Good condition, stains. Worn and detached binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 472

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Letter to Union of Orthodox Rabbis in USA

Collection of letters to Union of Orthodox Rabbis in USA and Canada. Majority of letters arrived from branches of Mizrachi Union in various countries: Jerusalem, USA, Poland, Transylvania, Berlin, and more. Majority of letters are from 1922, as a response to the initiative of the Union of Rabbis to assemble a worldwide congress of Orthodox Jewry, which was to include the Mizrachi associations and Agudat Yisrael from all countries. Letters regarding various interesting topics by Rabbi Meir Berlin (Bar-Ilan), from the years 1922-1948, one of which pertains to the false publication of a fraudulent letter by Rabbi Kook to Rabbi Chaim Ozer in Vilna, regarding assistance to victims of the 1929 Palestinian riots.
12 letters, 14 leaves, upon official stationery, with signatures of writers and their stamps. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 278

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Photographs of Slabodka Yeshiva Students and Hebreon Yeshiva – 1930

Two photographs of young men, students of Knesset Yisrael-Slobodka Yeshiva in Hebron and Slabodka. [c. 1930].
1) Photographs of Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner and Rabbi Dov Zochovsky and another young man. [Photographed in Jerusalem - "Aroshkes Photographers Eretz Yisrael].
2) Picture of five young men, of a group of men who traveled to study in Slabodka Yeshiva abroad in 1930 (after the 1929 pogrom). Rabbi Dov Zochovsky, [Rabbi Eliezer Goldshmidt ?], Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner, Rabbi Moshe Tikochinsky and Rabbi Zevulun Graz. Photographed in Kovno near Slabodka.].
2 photographs, good condition, creases to Photograph 1 and glue marks on reverse side of Photograph 2.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 161

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Birat Migdal Oz – Berdichev 1836

Birat Migdal Oz, Part 3 of Rabbi Ya'akov Emden's siddur. Berdichev, 1836. Second edition, with the approbation of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin.
Part 3 of the siddur "Paltin Beit El", arranged by Rabbi Ya'akov Emden, Altuna 1735-1737.
This part has: Seder Brit Milah, the laws and customs from a person's birth until his death, methods of education, laws of Kashrut, ethics and philosophy etc
Owner's signatures and stamps: Moshe son of Avraham Zelig.
Missing copy: [3], 5-239 leaves (originally: [4], 5-262, [3] leaves). C. 18 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and moth damage. Worn semi-leather binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 417

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Erech Shai – Signature of Rabbi Yehuda Greenwald Rabbi of Satmar

Erech Shai, on Choshen Mishpat. Rabbi Shlomo Yehuda Tabak. Siget, 1891. First edition.
Signature of Rabbi Yehuda Greenwald, Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva of Satmar (1848-1920), a leading Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva in Hungary.
Many stamps of Rabbi "Avraham Chanoch, of Arta Satmar" - Rabbi Avraham Chanoch Freidman (1866-perished in the Holocaust), son of the Chatam Sofer's daughter, trusted disciple of his uncle Rabbi Yehuda Greenwald, who adopted him as a son and married him to his niece. He edited and published the works of his teacher Rabbi Greenwald and of his grandfather the Chatam Sofer.
[1], 165, [8] leaves. 37 cm. Dry paper, good condition, minor damages. Detached torn binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 204

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Eshel Avraham – Frankfurt am Main, 1747 – Important Signatures and Stamps

Eshel Avraham, novellae on the Talmud by Rabbi Avraham Broide, with the glosses Ohel Moshe, by his son Moshe Broide. Frankfurt am Main, [1747].
On title page, signatures of Rabbi Chaim Berlin and his stamps on title page and on book leaves. Stamps of Rabbi "Noach son of R' Y.A. Shachor of Biala" - Rabbi Noach Shachor (died 1910, Otzar HaRabbanim 15823), was a great Torah genius, a disciple of the Saraph of Kotzk, Rabbi in Biala. He was the brother in law of Rabbi Chaim Berlin and father in law of Rebbe Avraham Mordechai Alter of Gur, author of Imrei Emet.
Signatures "Yisrael son of¦ Yechiel Michel Shwartz-Sheild" who was a "trusted scribe here in Frankfurt am Main" and his son Rabbi Yehuda Leib who succeeded his father as scribe and trusted leader of the community in Frankfurt am Main. Another signature: David Yudel Kaufman and stamp Yosef Nathan son of R' A. HaCohen.
[2], 200 leaves. 32.5 cm. Good condition, stains, moth marks. New binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 173

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Passover Haggada – Ma’ase Nissim – Zholkeva, 1835

Passover Haggada, with commentary Ma'ase Nissim, by Rabbi Ya'akov Lorberbaum [author of Chavot Da'at and Netivot HaMishpat]. Zholkeva, 1835.
At the beginning of the book are the laws of blessings and Seder night. At the end of the book are the rules of the laws of muktza.
On Leaf [4]/2 there is a gloss in Ashkenazi handwriting.
[5], 28 [should be: 25] leaves. 21.5 cm. Wide left margins not cut in printing. Good condition, stains, wear to margins. Stamp. New binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 280

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Collection of Pictures

Collection of family pictures and pictures of rabbis of the family members. Volkovinitz and Ostroh. Early 20th century.
Captions on reverse side of pictures. 2 pictures of"The Uncle" Rabbi Shmuel Zilberstein Av Beit Din of Castophol near Robna, (1860-1932)"father of Natan Zilberstein who was injured in Jerusalem and was killed in the 1838 pogroms". Picture of"my uncle - my mother's brother, Rabbi Moshe of Dombrovna - in Serbia". Picture of"The Grandfather, father of father, Rabbi Sho'el [!] Rabbi in Volkovinitz (Ukraine)" and picture of his son"uncle Rabbi Leibish of Volkovinitz near Proskrov".
Number of pictures of the uncle Rabbi (Ya'akov) Fischel and his family members - Rabbi Ya'akov Fischel Feldenkreis (1876-1921), immigrated with his family from Austria (Vohlin) to Petach Tikva in 1920. On the 25th of Nisan 1921 he led a group of 6 pioneers who walked to Jaffa, to protect the Jews of the city during the pogroms; they were all killed on the way. See attached material.
12 pictures, various sizes and conditions. Captions on reverse side of majority of pictures. (One picture includes letter and post stamp from Ostroh from the year 1914).

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Auction 16 Lot Number 185

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Shisha Sidrei Mishna – Stamps and Glosses by Rabbi Neta Zvi Weiss

Mishnayot, with Tiferet Yisrael, six sections 1-6. Vilna, 1891.
Stamps and several brief glosses (glosses on Avot tractate and more), by the notable Jerusalemite Maggid [preacher], the righteous Rabbi"Neta Zvi Weiss - native of Jerusalem" (1873-1918), among the close disciples of the Maharil Diskin for seven years and among the very few who eulogized him; Halachic remarks are cited in his name in Lu'ach L'Eretz Israel by Rabbi Yechiel Michael Tokatzinski.
6 volumes, approx. 22.5 cm. Good and good-fair conditions. Original bindings with ornate leather spines.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 47

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Severe Warning – Letter of Rabbis Opposing the Opening of Stores on Shabbat

Severe warning - by prominent Torah giants. Warsaw, [1911].
Printed proclamation letter, along with letter by Rabbi Ben Zion of Bielsk, Rabbi Chaim of Brisk, Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaCohen of Radin and the Rebbe Rabbi Meir Yechiel HaLevi of Ostrovtza, against the renting of stores to businessmen whose shops are open on Shabbat. [The Chafetz Chaim harshly writes in his letter:"¦this is not less severe that he who rents his yard to a brothel G-D forbid¦ and the money earned through the desecration of Shabbat will have no blessing¦"]. Reverse side of leaf: translation of proclamation into Yiddish,"published by the Shomrei Shabbat Synagogue in Warsaw. Any Rabbi who requests these leaves will be granted them free of charge".
2 pages of 32.5 cm. Good condition, minor damages.
Bibliographically unknown, does not appear in Letters of the Chafetz Chaim.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 5

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Megillat Esther Upon Parchment [Yemen]

Megillat Esther. Scribe writing, in Oriental style [Yemen?, 19th/20th century]. First sheet incomplete and completed in poor writing [which was erased] upon poorly processed parchment. Middle sheets in especially fine writing; last sheet has different writing, and omission errors which were completed in simple writing.
Height of scroll: 11 cm; including wooden handle: 28.5 cm. Fair-good condition, stains and damages.

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