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Auction 16 Lot Number 481

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Great Letter Collection

Large and diverse collection of letters from rabbis and public figures from Israel, the USA and from the rabbis of Holocaust Survivors in Germany. All letters are from the 20th Century.
Letter from Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin; Certificate of Good Character signed by Rabbi Isser Zalmen Meltzer for young man Sha'ul Israelite [!], [for Alyah permit purposes in 1932]; letters from Rabbi Yehoshua [Deutsch] of Pest, in a letter from 1951 he says that the Rabbinical Court of Budapest doesn't deal with conversions; Halachic response from Rabbi Aviezer Zitzewitz; interesting letter from Rabbi Yehuda Leib Maimon addressed to Rabbi Yitzchak Gerstenkorn; letter from Rabbanit Tzvia Chadash to her mother Rabbanit Hutner, in which she talks about the Bar Mitzva of Simcha Zissel Broida [who later became the head of Yeshivat Hevron]; letters from Rabbi Issachar Meir, Rabbi Asher Lichtenstein, Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman, Rabbi Moshe Bloy, Av Beit Din of Pardes Katz, Rabbi Avraham Werner; letters and authorizations from rabbis of the She'erit Ha-Pleita; and many more letters.
Captions on envelopes in handwriting of Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer and the"Steipler.
The collection also includes special archives from Rabbi Avraham Yagel of Ramat-Gan, with letters from his father Rabbi Shabtay Yagel, head of the Slonim Yeshiva, letters from Rabbi Shalom Shwadron, Rabbi Chaim, Rabbi Chaim Chaykel Greenberg, Rabbi Simcha Ha-Cohen Kaplan, Rabbi Menachem Porush, the Board of the Chinuch Ha-Atzma'i and more.
Total of 60 letters and paper items. Varying sizes and conditions.

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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 483

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Collection of Letters of Recommendation and Requests Sent to Ezrat Torah – America

Letters of recommendation and request which were sent to association of Ezrat Torah in America and to chairman of the association Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin.
Letters and signatures of many rabbis, including: Rabbi Hilllel Vitkind, Rabbi Yona Ram, Rabbi Eliyahu Zlotnick and Rabbi Ya'akov Yosef Herman, Rabbi Moshe Halberstam, Rabbi Zalman Rotenberg, Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Weiss, Rabbi Aharon Bialostozky, Rabbi Moshe Zaritzki, Rabbi Nissim Toledano, and others. Numerous recommendations by Rabbi Shmuel Kipnis.
Collection of receipts signed by scholars of Porat Yosef Yeshiva, who were assisted by the association, including: Mantzur Ben Shimon, Rabbi Edmon Shayo, Rabbi Shimon Baadani, Rabbi Shalom Cohen, Rabbi Shabtai Aton, Rabbi Ben Zion Aton, Rabbi Eliezer Ben David, Rabbi Moshe Maya, Rabbi Nissim Dahan, and others.
Approx. 88 paper items, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 484

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Halachic Response by Gaon Rabbi Yehoshua Menachem Aharonberg – with a Collection of Halachic Responsa Letters Sent to Him

Lengthy Halachic response on the laws of Aguna, by Gaon Rabbi Yehoshua Menachem Aharonberg, and collection of letters from various rabbis sent to him, most of which are Halachic responsa. Includes handwritten Torah novellae in his handwriting.
Among the letters: Letter from Rabbi Shalom Yehezkel Sheraga Rubin-Halberstam, Admor of Ciechanow USA; letter from Rabbi Avraham Ha-Cohen Brander of Square, NY, USA; Letter by Rabbi David Kahana Chief Rabbi of Argentina, and more letters from various rabbis.
Rabbi Yehoshua Menachem Aharonberg (1905-1976), Gaon and Chasid, of the previous generation's leading rabbis. Disciple of Gaon Rabbi Meir Arik. After the Holocaust, he moved to Tel-Aviv where he became known as one of the greatest Poskim and was appointed Av Beit Din of Tel-Aviv. Authored the Dvar Yehoshua Responsum - Six volumes.
15 Letters approx. Dozens of leaves. Varying sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 485

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Archive of Letters and Documents – Eidah HaChareidit Jerusalem

Archive of letters and documents, protocols, proclamations and printed matter, of the Eidah HaChareidit management and the Badatz. Jerusalem, 1919-1971.
Amongst the items: "City committee regulations for Ashkenasi communities", Jerusalem, Elul 1919; proclamations about matters of education etc. from 1931, 1933 etc; leaves for signing protesting "municipal education tax" in 1945; list of voters for the Council of Seventy elections of the Eidah HaChareidit management [1955]; protocol, receipts and notices regarding those elections; documents, drafts of letters by the Badatz and various protocols.
Dozens of paper items (more than 100 leaves), varied size and condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 486

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A Letter from Rebbe Baruch Hager of Seret-Vizhnitz

A letter handwritten and signed by Rebbe Baruch Hager of Seret-Vizhnitz, to the editorial staff of the Hamodia newspaper. Haifa, Iyar 1952.
A letter of protest on the publication of the attack against Po'alei Agudah members in Haifa, in opposition to the demand of the Rebbes of Agudat Yisrael and Po'alei Agudat Yisrael that their newspapers will not attack one another.
Rebbe Baruch Hager of Seret-Vizhnitz (1895-1963, Otzar HaRabbanim 4066), the fourth son of the Ahavat Yisrael of Vizhnitz. By first marriage, he was the son in law of Rebbe Yissachar Dov of Belz, and by second marriage he was son in law of Rebbe Eliezer Nissan Horwitz. He was a Torah genius and received semicha from the Maharam Arik and Rabbi A. M. Steinberg of Brody. He served in the rabbinate from 1923 in Kitsman and Seret. In 1936, he was crowned Rebbe. In 1947, he immigrated to Haifa, where he established his Beit Midrash and a large community that until today is a Torah stronghold in the city of Haifa. A member of Mo'etzet Gedolei HaTorah, a leader of Chinuch Atzmai and Agudat Yisrael.
Official stationary. 22 cm. Good condition, file holes.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 487

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Ten Letters from the Admor of Helmetz

Collection of letters from Admor Rabbi Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Deutsch ABD of Helmetz, Cleveland-Brooklyn, 1951-1982. Most letters were sent to Rabbi Zvi Ha-Cohen Gross, some are Shana Tova greetings and blessings for various events.
The Holy Gaon Rabbi Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Deutsch (1905-c.1991) of the eldest Admors in the USA. Learned by the"Levushei Mordechai" during his youth. Served as rabbi of several Jewish Hungarian communities. Lived in Cleveland and Brooklyn after the Holocaust. Invested a lot of effort with his relative the Admor of Satmar to bring USA and worldwide Mikvaot up to an acceptable standard of Kashrut. Corresponded with rabbis worldwide. Author of the"Taharat Yom Tov" 20 vol.
10 letters, 9 of which are written on official letter paper. Good conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 488

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A Letter by Rabbi Dov Sokolovsky and the Rebbe of Toldot Aharon

A letter by Rabbi Dov Sokolovsky to the Board of The Diskin Orphanage, requesting permission to use the orphanage building for the Kaminetz Yeshiva. Jerusalem, 1973. At the end of the letter, signatures and short approbations by the orphanage board members, including a handwritten and signed letter by the Rebbe of Toldot Aharon [who was a board member of the institute], "I too agree to all the above and it is a great mitzvah to strengthen Torah study, with my blessings, Avraham Yitzchak Kahn".
Rabbi Dov Sokolovsky (1897-1988), a disciple of the Chafetz Chaim and son in law of Rabbi Avraham Zvi Kamai, Rabbi of Mir was one of the most prominent G-d fearing Torah scholars in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Kahn, born in Sefad in 1914, was disciple of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum in the Satmar Yeshiva where he became close to his father-in-law's circle that were involved in pure service of Hashem. After his father-in-law's death in 1947, Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak was appointed Rebbe of a new Hassidic dynasty that became one of the leading dominant dynasties of Chassidic customs in Jerusalem, opposing Zionism and religious antagonism. He died in 1997, and another new Hassidic dynasty "Toldot Avraham Yitzhak" is named after him.
27.5 cm. Good condition, light creases.

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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 490

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Letters by Rabbi Weiss Author of Minchat Yitzchak and by Rabbi Wosner Author of Shevet HaLevi

1. Letter by Rabbi Yitzchak Ya'akov Weiss, Rabbi and Av Beit Din of Edah HaChareidit, author of Minchat Yitzchak responsa. Jerusalem, 1983. Letter of blessing for book on rabbis of Galanta, including interesting content on the history and customs of Hungarian Jewry.
27.5 cm. Good condition, stains and folding marks, slight tear on upper corner. Typewritten, signed by hand.
2. Letter by Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner, Av Beit Din of Zichron Meir and author of Shevet HaLevi responsa. Bnei Brak, [1969]. Letter of thanks for receiving a book written by a Hungarian rabbi who was killed in the holocaust.
Postcard, 14.5 cm. Very good condition, stained on margins.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 491

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Letter of Recommendation by Rabbi Ya’akov Yitzchak Neiman with Letter by Rebbe of Papa

Letter by Rabbi Ya'akov Yitzchak Neiman, rabbi of the Beit Midrash of Belz and Machziki HaDat in Montreal (Canada); recommendation for an orthodox educational institute for Moroccan children. Margins of letter contain handwritten recommendation letter (6 lines) along with signature by Rabbi Yosef Greenwald, rabbi of the Papa congregation Kehilat Ya'akov, Brooklyn, NY.
The holy Rabbi Yosef Greenwald (1903-1984), among the greatest rebbes in the USA, son of Rabbi Ya'akov Yechezkiyahu and grandson of Rabbi Moshe ben Amram Greenwald author of Arugot HaBosem. Genius rabbinical authority and Rosh Yeshiva. Reestablished the glorious dynasty of Papa in the USA and Canada. Authored Vayechi Yosef, Vaya'an Yosef responsa and more.
The Ga'on Rabbi Ya'akov Yitzchak Neiman (1919-2007), among the eldest rabbis and rabbinical authorities, educated thousands of disciples for approximately seventy years, ever since his appointment as Rosh Yeshiva of the Papa Yeshiva in 1937 by his rabbi, author of Vayaged Ya'akov; after the Holocaust reestablished his home with the daughter of his rabbi, author of Vayaged Ya'akov, and sister of Rabbi Yosef Greenwald, the Rabbi of Papa. As his rabbis, was closely connected to the Belz Rebbes. Led many of the Torah institutes of Beit Papa and Beit Skver.
28 cm. Fair condition, mildew damages.

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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 493

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Collection of Rebbes’ Letters

A letter by Rebbe Yochanan Sofer of Erloi, with his signature. Jerusalem, Shvat 1990. *Letter of New Year wishes and blessings handwritten and signed by Rebbe of Radzin - Rebbe Avraham Yissachar Englard Rabbi of Sosnovitza. [Bnei Brak], 1990. *Letter signed by the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe - Rebbe Avraham Chaim Roth of Beregsaz. Bnei Brak, Kislev 1983. *New Year card, with blessings and wishes handwritten by Rebbe Chanoch Henich Burstein of Sochatshev (on reverse side a letter from a relative called Shmuel). *A receipt of Or Torah Yeshiva in Tiberias, signed by Rabbi David Minzberg and Rabbi Avraham Weinberg, author of Birkat Avraham of Slonim.
6 items. Varied size. General good condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 494

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Wedding Invitation from the Skvira Rebbe with his own Signature

Invititation by Rebbe David Twersky of Skvira on the marriage of his granddaughter to the son of Rebbe Ya'akov Yisrael V'Yeshurun of Berestovitz. New York, 2008.
A special letter of dedication is printed on the right side of the invitation, by the Skvira Rebbe to Rabbi Moshe Sternbach; "Plenty of life and blessings and great peace to the renowned Gaon¦ Rabbi Moshe Ra'avad of Jerusalem¦ with love I invite him to partake of our joy¦ G-d should send plenty of joyous occasions and salvation for all Jews¦". At the end of the printed letter is the Rebbe's own signature "David ben Rabbi Ya'akov Yosef".
21.5 cm. Very good condition, light creases.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 495

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Letters of Rabbis of the Halberstam Family

1. A letter handwritten and signed by Rebbe Yisrael Halberstam of Zhmigrod, to Rabbi Shmuel Shadrovetsky [Chairman of Agudat Yisrael in Tel Aviv], requesting "to send packages to Russia to our family¦ ", with a letter from his brother Rabbi Aryeh Leibush Halberstam - The Rebbe of Tzam-Zhmigrod. Jerusalem, 1944.
2. A letter handwritten and signed by Rabbi Moshe Halberstam Ra'avad of the Eidah HaCharedit, to Rabbi Shmuel Shadrovetsky. He mentions "our grandfather author of Or LaShamayim of Apta¦ ". Jerusalem, 1968.
3. An official postcard by Rebbe Ya'akov Halbestam of Tschakowa with letters and signatures of his sons: Rabbi Meir Halberstam, Rabbi Naftali Halberstam, his wife Mrs. Eidel Dina, his daughter Mrs. Feiga and her husband Rabbi Yehoshua Malovetsky. The postcard was sent to Rabbi Shmuel Shadrovetsky, with blessings for the New Year and hope for good tidings from "our brothers who are in the 'Valley of Tears'". Jerusalem, 1944.
The renowned Torah scholars Rabbi Moshe Halberstam (1932-2002) Ra'avad of the Eidah HaChareidit in Jerusalem, Rabbi Naftali Halberstam (born in 1928) the Rebbe of Tschakowa and Chairman of the Kashrut Committee of the Eidah HaChareidit, and Rabbi Meir Halberstam (born 1927) Rebbi of Tschakowa-Bnei Brak, the sons of Rebbe Ya'akov Halberstam of Tschakowa (1902-1968), son of Rebbe Sinai of Kolashitz and Zhmigrod and great-grandson of the author of the Divrei Chaim. Rabbi Ya'akov's brothers are: Rabbi Yisrael Halberstam (1911-2007) the Rebbe of Zhmigrod, and Rabbi Aryeh Leibush Halberstam (1912-2007) Rebbe of Sanz-Zhmigrod. Rebbe Ya'akov's wife is Rebbetzin Eidel Dina Halberstam, daughter of Rebbe Shalom Moskowitz of Shotz.
3 leaves. Official stationary. Varied size. Good condition.

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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 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 498

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Archive of Mrs. Yehudit Ross – Letters by Sarah Schnirer

Archive of Mrs. Yehudit Ross (Frankel). Letter and documents in Yiddish, German and Hebrew, which contain important material related to the history of the girls' school of the Beit Ya'akov movement in Poland, in the 1920's and 1930's.
Five handwritten letters [in Yiddish and German] by Ms. Sarah Schnirer, founder of the Beit Ya'akov movement, which were sent to Ms. Ross between the years 1925-1935 (one letter laminated). * Letters to Ms. Ross from the Beit Ya'akov administration in Krakow and from Mercaz Agudat Israel and more. * Printed booklets in Yiddish [booklet for study of Shmoneh Esreh prayer, printed in Pietrekov; regulations and course of study for the Beit Ya'akov schools. Printed in Krakow;"Yehudit - history program", by Sarah Schnirer - Krakow, 1921;"Program for the study of Yahadut for the Beit Ya'akov schools in Poland" - Warsaw, 1931. * Lists in German * Printed notice of sermon by Rabbi Lau of Warsaw * Printed leaf in honor of marriage of Yosef Tzvi and Le'ah Esther Ross. Typewritten copies of articles written by Ms. Ross, and additional items [attached is a booklet written in her memory and leaves which were used for the preparation of the booklet].
Yehudit Ross (passed away in 1992), native of Frankfurt, great granddaughter of Rabbi Shimshon Refael Hirsch. As a result of a meeting with Sarah Schnirer which had a deep impact upon her, she enthusiastically joined the Beit Ya'akov movement in Slovakia and Romania, where she remained in close contact with Sarah Schnirer. Among the rest she was sent to Kashoi, Slovakia to teach in the Orthodox school for girls which was established in the city. In 1935 immigrated to Eretz Israel and was principal of a girls' school in Tiberias, afterwards she founded a Beit Ya'akov school in Petach Tikva, and finally moved to Jerusalem, where she married Rabbi Moshe Reuven Perkal and educated girls for many years in Beit Ya'akov until her demise.
Approx. 22 items. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 499

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Yerushat Pleita – Responsa of Hungarian Torah Scholars that were Murdered in the Holocaust – Budapest, 1946

Yerushat Pleita, "A collection of responsa from Hungarian leading Torah scholars most of whom were murdered "al Kiddush Hashem" at the time of the decree of 1944". Budapest, 1946.
The book's printing began before the Holocaust and was interrupted. During the war, some of the manuscripts prepared for print were lost and after the war, the printing was completed under the current name. At the end of the book, there is a list of more than 300 Hungarian rabbis that perished in the Holocaust.
[4], 104, [4] pages. 29 cm. Good condition, few stains and tears. Original binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 500

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Five Books – She’erit Hapletah – Germany, 1947

1. Chamisha Chumshei Torah, gift of Va'ad HaHatzala. Munich, 1947. Preceding title page, letter of thanks to the American nation and its President, by rabbis of Va'ad Ha'Hatzala, with an illustration of the flag of USA. Colorful title page in lithographic print.
2. She'erit HaPletah Prayer Book, weekday, Shabbat and festival prayers, [Sephardic version], with Tehillim. Augsburg, 1947. (Printed title page upon binding).
3. Ta'anit Tractate, with Mishnayot Kilayim. Gift of Va'ad HaHatzala to students of the Daf Yomi. Munich, 1947. (Small scale edition, with chart of Daf Yomi study).
4. Babylonian Talmud, Megillah Tractate. Gift of Va'ad Hahatzala to students of the Daf Yomi. Munich, 1947.
5. Kol Bo Prayer Book, prayers for all year with Tehillim and Yahrtzeit chart for martyrs of the nation. Munich, [c. 1947].
Various sizes. General condition good, original binding.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 501

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A Collection of Chassidic Books Printed by the She’erit HaPleita in Germany

1. Adat Tzaddikim, tales of the wonders of the Ba'al Shem Tov, which were not printed in Shivchei HaBesht. Zeilsheim, 1948.
2. Keter Shem Tov, according to the Ba'al Shem Tov. "As published in Slavita", [Munich ? Fernwald ?, 1946]. The stamp of the publisher "Yitzchak Isaac Sheinberger, Fernwald¦" appears on the cover.
3. Degel Machane Efraim, Rabbi Efraim Ashkenasi grandson of the Ba'al Shem Tov. Degel publishers. [Germany, c. 1948]. Stamp of the publisher "Yitzchak Isaac Sheinberger, Fernwald¦".
4. No'am Elimelech, Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk. Yaffe publishers, Fernwald, [c. 1947].
5. Passover Hagada, with compilations from the disciples of the Ba'al Shem Tov. Yaffe, Fernwald, 1946. Otzar HaHagadot 4019.
6. Passover Hagada, with the commentary Birkat Shir, by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Zuenz. Fernwald, 1949. Ya'ari 2398; Otzar HaHagadot 4219.
7. Notzer Chesed HaShalem, on Tractate Avot, by Rebbe of Komarno. [Germany, c. 1948]. (Missing last 2 leaves).
8. Machzor for Rosh HaShana and Yom HaKippurim, according to the Sefarad custom. Joint, Munich 1949.
Total of 8 books and booklets, varied size and condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 502

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Bulletin of Po’alei Emunei Yisrael in Poland – April 1947

The Center of Po'alei Emunei Yisrael in Poland, Bulletin No. 26, Lodz, April 1947. A Torah literature compilation, in Yiddish and Hebrew, printed by stencil copy.
[1 printed paper-cover], 58 leaves. 20.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 503

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Rambam – Vienna, 1948

Mishneh Torah L'Rambam, sections 1-5, Vienna, [c. 1948]. Name and place of publication imprinted upon margins of some of title pages with rubber stamp. [Stereotype printing of Vilna Edition, 1900].
5 volumes, approx. 32 cm. Good-fair condition, some tears and wear. Original cloth bindings, with wear and tear.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 504

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Three Books – She’ert HaPletah

1. Sefer No'am Megadim U'Kvod HaTorah, Hassidic articles on the Torah, Rabbi Eliezer HaLevi Horowitz, Tarnigrad. Fernwald, [1946]."Printed by students of the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, Bobover Hassidim in Fernwald¦".
2. Mishnayot - Six sections of the Mishnah in one volume, with commentary of Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura and Ikar Tosfot Yom Tov. Yaffe Press, Fernwald, [1947].
3. Sefer Chayei Olam - Includes: Sefer Sod HaTeshuva, Igeret HaTeshuva, Sefer Sha'arei HaYirah, by Rabbi Yonah Gerondi. Ashkenaz [Germany], [1947].
Various sizes. General condition good.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 505

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Siddur Divrei Tzadikim – Philadelphia, 1848 – First Ashkenazi Prayer Book in America

Divrei Tzadikim prayer book, The Book of Daily Prayers, as customary in the congregations of Ashkenaz and Poland, proofread and translated by Yitzchak ben Uri ben Eliezer. Philadelphia, [1848]. First edition.
First Ashkenazi prayer book printed in America. Hebrew and English page facing page, with parallel pagination.
VI, 242, 243, [1] pages. Fair condition. Stains, some dark. Few moth stains, especially on inner margins and binding. Library stamps. Approx. 35 leaves contain tears restored with paper glue, some with significant omission of text. Original leather binding, adorned with etchings, damaged.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 506

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Siddur Siftei Tzaddikim – Philadelphia, 1878 – Three Parts

Siddur Siftei Tzaddikim, according to the Sefardi custom, proofread by Avraham Di Sola. Part 1 - year round prayers; Part 3 - for Yom Kippur; Part 5 - for Pesach and Shavuot. Philadelphia, [1878].
Hebrew and English page versus page, with parallel page numbering.
3 parts. 18-19 cm. Part 1: [1], 7 pages (one leaf missing: pages 2-3), 277 leaves, 279-285 pages, 285 leaves. Fair condition, wear and detached leaves. Detached damaged binding. Part 3: 193 leaves. Good condition, few stains. Part 5: 247 leaves. Good condition, few stains [inside the book another section: Part 4, Prayers for Succot. Titles of some pages: Arvit of Succot]. Owner's inscriptions on all volumes.

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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 508

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Book of Job in Hebrew and Latin – London, 1742

Liber Jobi in versiculos metrice divisus, cum versione Latina, Alberti Schultens [Sefer Iyov - Book of Job]. Gul Bowyer Press, London, 1742.
Printed from left to right. Hebrew text printed without vowelization. Book of Job printed in Hebrew, with transcription in Latin letters along with a Latin translation by Albert Scholtens, with Latin commentary. Last leaf contains advertisement for five books by the British publisher Richardus Grey; the first of which is a book for the study of Hebrew without vowelization.
VIII, XV, [1], VIII, 322, 2 pages, 23 cm. Good condition. Ex-libris. Original leather binding with impressive golden ornaments

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Auction 16 Lot Number 509

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Manuscript – Tehillim Association – London, 1919

A handwritten notebook, "De Committee fun de Chevra Tehillim fun der Poltaver Shul" - Tehillim Association of the Beit Knesset of immigrants from Poltava. [London], 1919.
A detailed notebook, with discussion protocols, votes and decisions, names of presidents and members. [See attached material about the history of this Beit Knesset, on Hanbury Street, East London].
Almost 200 pages written in Yiddish. 20 cm. Good condition. New cover.

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Auction 16 Lot Number 510

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Poesies – Piyutim in Provincial-Jewish and the Piyut Chad Gadya – With French Translation by Caesar of Brazil – Avignon, 1891

Poesies, Hebraice-Provencales du Rituel Israelite Comtadin [Poems, Provincial- Jewish], copied and translated by Dom Pedro II d'Alcantara - the Caesar of Brazil. Avignon, 1891.
Three piyutim (liturgical poetry) of Southern-France Jewish communities, in Hebrew and Provincial Jewish, and the poem Chad Gadya, with French translation.
The translator is Caesar Pedro the II (1825-1891), who was crowned at age 5 and served in this position for more than 58 years. Learned and expert in many languages (including Hebrew, Chinese, Sanskrit, Greek, Aramaic, Occitan [ancient language from Southern-France, on which Provincial-Jewish is based] etc,). The Caesar translated the book and published it in the last year of his life while staying in France, after being expelled from his country after a military revolt in 1889.
XIII; 59, [1] page. 15.5 cm. Good condition, dry and brittle paper.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Passover Haggada – Buenos Aires, 1946

Narracion de la Pascua - Passover Haggada, with Spanish translation [page facing page], original illustrations and note plates. Buenos Aires, 1946.
167, [1], XV + 5 drawing plates and 3 note plates. 29 cm. Good condition, stains. Handwritten dedication , stamps.

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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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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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The Chatam Sofer Malveh – London 1915

The Chatam Sofer - Malveh,"A beautiful and very interesting tale¦from the life of the Gaon Rabbi Moshe Sofer author of the Chatam Sofer". By Azriel Blihen. London, 1915.
[5], 20pp. 13.5 cm. Good condition, worn and detached cover.

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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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Yegar Sahadutha – Photographs of the Lublin Cemetery – 1913

Yegar Sahadutha, printed photographs of tombstones in Lublin cemetery, by Rabbi Shlomo Baruch Nissenbaum. Petersburg, 1913.
Contains 27 printed photographs, and wording of epitaphs, page facing page.
Hebrew and Russian.
31 pages [title-pages in Hebrew and Russian, title covers]. 23.5 cm. Good condition, stains.

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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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Bookshop Catalogues

16 catalogues of Hebrew books, published by various bookshops. Leipzig, London, Frankfurt, Geneva and Berlin, 1920's-1930's.
Includes lists of books for sale along with their prices; some with photographs. Includes catalogues from following bookshops: M. K. Kaufmann, Edward Goldston, S. Neumann, R. Wahrmann, and others. Bound together in hard-cover binding, 24 cm. Varying condition, good.

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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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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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Manuscript – Calendar from Year 1959 [5719] to the End of the Sixth [Hebrew] Millennium

Manuscript, time-table, 1959 [5719]-6000. 281 Year calendar, with explanations and introductions."¦To know the times of new moons, months and festivals, candle light times for women, and time setting for the nations¦". By author Aharon Ben Zvi Weintrob. Written in 1958 in honor of the State of Israel's 10th anniversary"I have brought the fruit of my work in honor of the 10th anniversary".
Rabbi Aharon son of Rabbi Zvi Weintrob (1877-1966), Amshinov-Skernewitz Hasid from the town of Zirardov (Poland), immigrated to Israel in 1925.
[1], 53 leaves. 28 cm. Good condition.

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