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.
, 97, ,  leaves. 34.5 cm. Good condition. Slight moth damage on inner margins, stains of usage. Old and worn binding.
1. Toraht Cohanim, Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat, including commentary of the Vilna Ga'on. First section. Koenigsbourg, . First edition of the Vilna Ga'on commentary on Choshen Mishpat. Winograd - Treasury of the Vilna Ga'on Books 756.
2. Be'urei HaGra Orach Chaim. Vilna, 1860. Winograd 748.
3. Megillat Esther, including commentary of the Vilna Ga'on. Warsaw, 1876. [Signature of Rabbi"Eliyahu Baruch¦ son of the author". Stamps: Rabbi Menachem Natan Auerbach (grandson of the Imrei Bina); Rabbi Yehudah Leib son of Rabbi Reuven (among the leaders of the Chabad Kollel in Jerusalem); Rabbi Abba son of Rabbi S.Z. Eisenbach, and others]. Winograd 129.
4. Megillat Ruth, including commentary of Rashi and the Vilna Ga'on. Includes literary collection (Leket Amarim). Jerusalem, (1896). First edition. Winograd 165.
5. Kol Eliyahu, on the Torah, Pietrekov, (1905). First edition. Interesting gloss in Handwriting. Winograd 964.
6. Piskei HaGra, Yoreh De'ah. Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Lempert. Vilna, 1902. (Uncut sheets). First edition. Winograd 789.
7. Mili De'Avot, on Avot tractate. By Rabbi Yitzchak (Rabbi Itzeleh) Volozhin Rosh Yeshiva. Vilna (1888). First edition.
7 books, various sizes and conditions, majority in good condition.
* Sefer Toldot Adam, biography of Rabbi Zalman of Vilna [brother of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin], [section one], by Rabbi Yechezkel Feivel of Vilna. Dyhernfurth, . First edition. (Title-page contains embossed stamp"A. B. Ettlinger - Altoona" apparently son of the Aruch LaNer). * Sefer Devar Eliyahu, commentary of the Vilna Ga'on on Iyov [Book of Job]. Warsaw, 1857 (bluish paper). Bound with: Sefer Ma'alot HaTorah, Rabbi Avraham brother of the Vilna Ga'on. Koenigsbourg, ; Sefer Shaarei Kedusha, Rabbi Chaim Vital. [Koenigsbourg, 1859]; Sefer Se'ah Solet, Rabbi Refael of Norzi. [Johannesburg, 1855]; Sefer Lekach Tov, Rabbi Avraham Yagel of Montzilitzi, including last will and testament of the Rambam. [Koenigsbourg, 1858]; Sefer HaRokeach, Rabbi Eliezer of Germiza. Warsaw, 1858; Sefer HaYashar by Rabbeinu Tam. Warsaw, 1857. * Sefer Yonah, with Rashi and the Vilna Ga'on's commentary. Warsaw, 1852 (bluish paper).
Total of 9 books, in three volumes. Various sizes and conditions.
Sefer Binyamin Ze'ev, responsa and Halachic rulings, by Rabbi Binyamin son of Rabbi Matitya. Venice, . Daniel Bomberg Press.
Ink-stamps and number of (brief) glosses by the Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Berlin. Leaf 304/1 contains stamp of Rabbi"Yosef Shmuel¦ Landau" - The Ga'on Rabbi Yosef Shmuel Landau (1800-1837), son of Rabbi Yisrael Yona Landau who wrote Ma'on HaBrachot, succeeded his father in the Kempna Rabbinate. Author of Kur HaBchina (for additional information related to him see: Personalities in the Chatam Sofer Resposna, pages 395-396). Last leaf contains handwritten notation:"Received this as a gift from the Ga'on¦ [Rabbi] Shmuel Yosef Landau". Number of [cut off] glosses in Italian handwriting.
Rabbi Binyamin ben Rabbi Matitya (1475-1545), rabbi in Arta, Turkey. His rulings involved urgent halachic questions and matters which arose after the Spanish expulsion. This book became one of the most fundamental books in Halacha, and the Halachic masters, including the Rama and the Shach, cite it numerously in their writings.
367, , 376-399, 399-575 leaves (title-page missing and completed in Oriental handwriting). 20 cm (this edition was printed in two formats, the following is the small format). Good-fair condition. Stains, detached leaves, few moth stains. Censorship erasures on leaf 530. Remnants of wax stamp and hole in last leaf. Tear with omission of text on first index leaf. Restoration in number of leaves. Ancient and ornamented leather binding, with damages, spine split into two.
Responsa, written by Rabbi Shlomo ben Aderet [Rashba]. Venice, 1545.
Antique owners' signatures "Yosef HaLevi ---" and glosses in the same ancient handwriting. Stamps of Rabbi Chaim Berlin, several corrections in his handwriting.
192 leaves. 24 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, moth damages. Tear to title page. Restoration and wear to last leaf. Detached, worn binding.
Sefer Chiddushei Halachot Maharam Barbi, on the Shas, by Rabbi Meir Barbi [Av Beit Din of Pressburg]. Dyhernfurth, . First edition. Signatures and ownership notations by Rabbi"David Luria". Signature [cut off] by the Ga'on Rabbi"Chaim Berlin of Volozhin".
Numerous notations on last leaf.
The Ga'on Rabbi David Luria - Radal (1798-1856, Otzar HaRabbanim 4890), among the giants of his generation. Born in the year that the Vilna Ga'on passed away, and was considered one of the greatest of his disciples' disciples. Due to his great genius he was selected to print the Torah of the Vilna Ga'on and the majority of the Vilna Ga'on's writings were printed by him. Av Beit Din in Bichau. Authored many compositions, responsa in Halacha as well as glosses and commentaries on both Talmuds and the Zohar books.
, 1, 106 leaves. 30 cm. Good condition. Stains and wear, moth stains. Old
Chiddushim on Shvu'ot Tractate, by Rabbeinu Yosef ibn Migash, including Chiddushei Maharish [Rabbi Shmuel Modiliano] author of Ne'eman Shmuel, and pamphlet Chiddushei Torah VeShut [responsa] by Rabbi Moshe Sofer [the Chatam Sofer]. Prague, 1826. Bound with: Sefer Imrei Tzrufa, Chiddushei Rabbi Avraham Yechiel Fischel, on the tractates of the Shas. Berlin, .
Title page of first book contains signature of Rabbi"Meir Leibush Malbim" and above it previous ownership notation:"G-D has granted me this book¦ Yechiel Michel¦". Title page and additional leaf contain stamps [faded] of the Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Berlin.
The Ga'on Rabbi Leibush Malbim - [Meir Leibush son of Yechiel Michel], (1809-1880, Otzar HaRabbanim 13090), commentator on the Bible. Among the greatest Torah giants in his generation, proficient in the revealed and concealed facets of Torah (disciple in Kabbalah of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch of Zidichov). In his youth he wrote the book Artzot HaChaim on the Shulchan Aruch which received the enthusiastic approbation of the Chatam Sofer who publicized his name as an exceptional genius.
Throughout all places where he served and visited (served as Rabbi in Vorshna, Campana, Bucharest, Harson, Luntshitz, Mohali and Koenigsbourg) he was known for his unequivocal opposition to the reformists, thereby enduring much suffering and hardships. While serving in Bucharest he came out against the enlightenists of the city which resulted in blood libels against him and was imprisoned and sentenced to death; only as a result of the intervention of Sir Moshe Montefiore his decree was reduced to expulsion from Romania.
The spreading of the enlightenment led him to devote his talents to the writing of a methodical commentary on the Bible, aiming to comprehend the depths of the wisdom of Chazal and the truths of the Oral Torah, and that is how his famous commentary on the Bible, which was published in hundreds of editions, came into being.
, 44;  82 leaves. 34 cm. Fair condition. Stains and mildew marks. Tears upon title page and upon several other leaves. Unbound.
Responsa by Rabbi Shlomo Ben Aderet [Rashba], Section 3. Livorno, 1778. First edition.
Title page contains signature (crossed out):"Michel son of Rabbi Tebele Scheuer¦" - The Ga'on Rabbi Michel son of the Ga'on Rabbi Tebele Scheuer, served as Rosh Yeshiva in Mainz while his father, Rabbi Tebele, served there in the rabbinate. In this yeshiva the young man Moshe Sofer of Frankfurt [who was eventually known as the author of the Chatam Sofer], studied for approximately two years. In his eulogy (Sermons of the Chatam Sofer, 77, 3) he describes the Rosh Yeshiva as his mentor and rabbi:"The genius¦ famous for his astuteness¦ exalted in wisdom¦ whom I have studied from in the Yeshiva in the years 1776 and 1777 while he was Rosh Yeshiva in Metz". Between 1778-1782 served as Av Beit Din of Worms, and from 1782 served as Av Beit Din and Rosh Yeshiva of Mannheim until his demise in 1810. Genius and Kabbalist, was considered one of the greatest Rosh Yeshivot in Ashkenaz and among the greatest of his generation.
Leaf following title page contains stamp of the Malbim:"Meir Leibush Malbim Av Beit Din of Bucharest".
Signatures and stamps of Rabbi"Yakir son of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Lifshitz" [Rabbi Yakir Lifshitz son of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Lifshitz Av Beit Din of Warsaw author of Chemdat Shlomo; son-in-law of the philanthropist Rabbi Feivel Opitzinski of Luntshitz. After the death of Rabbi Yakir at a young age (see attached material), the Malbim married his widow (that is how this book reached the Malbim).
Signatures and additional ownership notations."Mordechai Mottel¦". Stamps upon leaves of book by the Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Berlin [and correction of word in his handwriting]. Ownership notation at end of book:"¦ 15th of Menachem [Av], 1810, Shidlavitz, Shmuel Shmelka".
, 94 leaves. 29 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, moth damage. Title page and last leaf incomplete and restored. New binding.
Sefer Avodat HaKodesh by the Rashba [Rabbi Shlomo Ben Avraham Aderet], including Sefer Ba'alei HaNefesh by the Ra'abad [Rabbi Avraham Ben David] and Klal Yein Nesech by the Re'eh [Rabbi Aharon HaLevi]. Venice, . Daniel Zanetti Press. First edition.
Stamp"Yehudah Leib son of Rabbi A. Mintz". Signatures Rabbi"Noach son of Yitzchak Eizik Shachor of Biala¦" - The Ga'on Rabbi Noach Shachor (passed away in 1910, Otzar HaRabbanim 15823), exalted genius, among the disciples of the Saraf of Kotzk, Rosh Mativta in Biala. His daughter, Mrs. Chaya Rada Yehudit, wife of the Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter of Ger author of Imrei Emet".
74 [instead of: 76] leaves. 19 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, moth holes, tears, detached leaves. Damaged and detached binding.
Zera Emet Responsa [section one - Orach Chaim] includes: Sefer Zera Emet, Chidushei Sugiyot, by Rabbi Yishmael HaCohen of Modena. Livorno, .
Title-page of book contains ownership signature:"I have purchased this to serve my Creator". Lengthy glosses in his handwriting throughout leaves of book.
Leaf 84/2 contains lengthy gloss signed"Avraham Lulo" - Rabbi Avraham Lulo (Passed away in 1808), among the scholars of Morocco, a great Kabbalist. Left Morocco and passed through Algeria, Tunis, Libya and Livorno. Contemporary of the author of the book [in the gloss he mentions him in the blessing for life].
Stamps of the Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Berlin (1832-1913, Otzar HaRabbanim 5925), Back cover leaf contains a gloss in his handwriting.
, 121; , 64 leaves. 29.5 cm. Good condition, stains and mildew stains. New binding.
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 .
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].
, 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.
Eshel Avraham, novellae on the Talmud by Rabbi Avraham Broide, with the glosses Ohel Moshe, by his son Moshe Broide. Frankfurt am Main, .
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.
, 200 leaves. 32.5 cm. Good condition, stains, moth marks. New binding.
Kreiti U'Pleiti, explanations and novellae on the Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah [with inside content], Part 1 [Simanim 1-111]. Rabbi Yehonatan Eibeshitz. Altona, . First edition.
Signatures and ancient owners' inscriptions on title page and other leaves. Stamps of Rabbi Chaim Berlin, and several long and scholarly glosses in his handwriting. Handwritten scholarly glosses from the printing years, some signed by the writer, Gedalia or his initials.
, 34 [should be 35]; 165 leaves. 30 cm. Good condition, stains. Unbound.
She'elot U'Tshuvot V'Shitotav by Rabbi Yosef Karo, on the laws pertaining to women [Even HaEzer]. Mantoba, .
Ancient owners' signature: "Ya'akov HaCohen of Lissa" [possibly the father of Rabbi Yehuda, author of Mar'eh Cohen and Minchat Cohen]. Another signature: "I bought this¦ Kislev 1732¦ son of¦ Rabbi Meir Katz". Stamps [erased] of Rabbi Chaim Berlin.
, 67 leaves. 32 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and moisture marks. Loose leaves. Worn binding.
Sha'ar Yosef, novellae on Tractate Horayot and responsa, by Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai [the Chida]. Livorno, . 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.
Sefer Ohr Yekarot, Chiddushim on the Shas, the Rambam and Poskim - collections on the Torah of Rabbi Meir Yitzchaki. Includes Chiddusei HaRitba on Yoma Tractate [separate title page], published by Rabbi Chaim Moda'i. Constantinople, . First edition of Chiddushei HaRitba on this tractate. Leaves of book contain two corrections and handwritten signatures"Ovadia Ashkenazi" [possibly Rabbi Ovadia Ashkenazi, Dayan in Constantinople between the years 1789-1790]. Title page contains handwritten notation by Rabbi Chaim Berlin, listing the tractates for which there are Chiddushim in this book.
, 67; 14; , 36 leaves. 30 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, few moth stains. Simple binding.
Responsa by Rabbi Yom Tov Tzahalon [Maharitz]. Venice, . First edition.
Contains illustrations of the Tabernacle and its vessels, the Temple Mount and the Third Temple. Written at end of indexes:"To beautify and embellish the title page of the book in a manner fit for print; the students illustrated holy concepts, the form of the Tabernacle and the Third Temple¦".
Ancient ownership signatures:"Hertz son of Rabbi Ya'akov Chalfan","Ya'akov son of Rabbi Naftali Hertz Chalfon", and more. Stamps [faded] of Rabbi Chaim Berlin.
, 223; 25 leaves. 27.5 cm. Good condition [first leaves in fair condition]. Stains, moth and mildew stains. Tear on margin of title page. Old semi-leather binding.
Responsa book by Rabbi Ya'akov LeBeit HaLevi [Mazanti]. Venice, [1632-1634].
Stamps of the Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Berlin [correction of word in his handwriting on leaf 160/1]. Throughout book notations in handwriting from period of print [perhaps by author or publisher]:"See indexes".
194 leaves. 29.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, moth stains. Old semi-leather binding.
Sefer Ateret Paz, Chiddushei Halachot and commentaries by Halachic rulers on Tractate Beitzah, by Rabbi Peretz Zabel Eiger. Altona, . Approbations by his cousin the Ga'on Rabbi Akiva Eiger, the Chatam Sofer and additional rabbis. Bound together with: Rimon Peretz, Chiddushei Halachot and commentaries by Halachic rulers on Tractate Ketubot, by abovementioned author. Altona, .
Numerous stamps of Rabbi"Chaim Berlin son of the Netziv", several comments and corrections in his handwriting.
, 45 leaves; 68 leaves. 33.5 cm. Good condition. Semi-leather binding.
Shivah Shitot L'Harashba, the Rashba's insights on seven tractates of the Talmud. Constantinople, . First edition.
Owners' inscriptions from 1741 of the Great Beit HaMidrash (in
Worms) and of Rabbi Leib Sinzheim from Vienna. Few handwritten glosses and corrections.
, 191 leaves. 29.5 cm. Good condition, except the first two leaves and the last leaf with tears and restoration pasting on paper. Renewed cover with decorated leather spine in Dutch style, with few damages.
Mishne LaMelech, novellae on the Rambam, by Rabbi Yehuda Rosanis. Constantinople, 1731.
The first edition of Mishne LaMelech printed as a separate book (before it was printed in the editions of the Rambam). The book was arranged by his disciple Rabbi Ya'akov Kuli, author of Yalkut Me'Am Lo'ez who was a dayan in Rabbi Yehuda Rosanis' Beit Din, and he added notes and additions.
The book has 10 leaves of index added to the book after Rabbi Ya'akov Kuli's death and are not found in all copies.
The title page has rabbinical signatures and owners' inscriptions of Shabtai Ya'akov Molcho [a Jerusalem scholar, written on his tombstone: The perfect Chacham Rabbi Shabtai Ya'akov called Mirkado Molcho, died¦ 1813/1843 - According to Rabbi A. L. Frumkin in 1843 and according to M. D. Gaon in 1813 - see attached material]. On reverse side of title page, owner's inscriptions of Chaim Shlomo Elazar HaLevi [apparently a Jerusalem scholar - see attached material]. Several notes and corrections in Oriental handwriting at end of book.
, 2-27, 80, 112, 46, 89,  leaves. 30 cm. Fair condition. Stains, moth marks on leaves and binding. Detached leaves. Old binding, detached and worn.
Mar'it Ha'Ayin, explanations on Ein Ya'akov. Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai - the Chida. Livorno, . 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.
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.
Collection of books printed in Shanghai between 1943-1947 by Polish Holocaust refugees who escaped to Japan through Lithuania and Russia via the Trans-Siberian Railway and from there were deported by the Japanese authorities to Shanghai, China.
Mishnah Berurah, sections 3, 6, Shanghai, (1945). * Gadlut HaAdam, section 1, by Rabbi Elchanan Yosef Hertzman, disciple of the Mir Yeshiva (Poland). Shanghai, Nisan (1945). * Der Torah Kvahl (Ma'ayana Shel Torah), 18.5 cm. small-format edition. Published by Agudat Israel of the Polish deportees, Shanghai, (1946). [Page in memory of the author who was"killed by the cruel Hitlerians, during the dreadful massacre which took place in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943"]. Bibliographically unknown edition.
5 volumes, various sizes and conditions, fair conditions.
Sefer Mishberei Yam, responsa on four parts of the Shulchan Aruch and Be'urei Halachot, by Rabbi Aharon Moshe Kisilov from Harbin. Harbin (China-Japan), 1926.
A small Jewish community which was established pre World War I by Russian natives lived in the city of Harbin, China. The first and last rabbi of the congregation was the Ga'on Rabbi Aharon Moshe Kisilov (1866-1949), among the Lubavitz Hassidim and disciple of the"Gadol of Minsk" and Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik. He arrived at Harbin in 1913 after serving for many years in the Borisov Rabbinate in the region of Minsk. In 1937 was unanimously appointed as chief rabbi of all the congregations in the Far East. Upon the Chinese conquest of the city from the Japanese authorities, and the establishment of the communist rule in China, the Hebrew congregation in Harbin was eradicated. During the community's 40 years of existence only 5 Hebrew books were printed there.
252,  pages. 32.5 cm. High-quality paper, good-fair condition, minor moth stains and pasting on margins of title page. Original binding, defective and renewed.
Sefer No'am HaMelitza, printed anonymously. Salonika, [c. 1850].
Printed without title page. Letter writing manual which contains 53 sample letters.
52 leaves. 13 cm. Good condition, stains. Restored tears on last leaf. New binding. Ownership notations.
Issue Pirchei Chavatzelet, Number 29, the 26th of Iyar 1873. Poor condition (S. HaLevi 155). *Sefer HaYashar, ethics by Rabbeinu Tam, Jerusalem, 1864. (S. HaLevi 97). *Sefer HaTakanot, Jerusalem, 1883. (S. HaLevi 439).
3 items, varied size and condition.
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.
Rare Kabbalah books and booklets printed in Jerusalem in the early 20th century:
1. Klalei Kitzur Sefer HaPlia, by Rabbi David Ben Zimra (Radbaz). Jerusalem, [1910-1914]. First edition (of Mosayov manuscript).
2. Merkavah Shlemah, Kabbalistic Breitot from the Tana'im. 1921. First edition (of Mosayov manuscript).
3. Minchat Eliezer, on Etz Chaim by Rabbi Chaim Vital. By the Kabbalist Rabbi Eliezer Yedid HaLevi. 1910.
4. Yashev Rucho, regarding the Tikun of the widow established by the Rashash [Rabbi Shalom Sharabi]. Jerusalem, . Inscription in handwriting of author (Rabbi Yishaya Asher Zelig Margaliot).
5. Sefer HaTakanot, Agudat Takanat Naran, (printed ledger for accounting and listing of regulations. Designated for association branches in synagogues). Jerusalem, (1941).
6. Letters of Praise and Milin D'Oreita, by honorable Torah scholars and leaders of Jerusalem Yeshivot. Pamphlet of approbations for book on Torah by Rabbi Moshe Silver. Jerusalem, .
7. Bar Mitzvah Sermon, upon the Occasion of my Bar Mitzvah. Simcha son of Rabbi Zalman Yosef HaLevi Soloveitchik. Jerusalem, Tishrei (1926).
Various sizes and conditions, majority in good condition.
Total of nine booklets and books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
1. Sefer Neveh Shalom, on matters of faith and Kabbalah, by Rabbi Avraham Shalom. Constantinople, [1538-1539]. (Title-page and three leaves missing and replaced with artistic photocopy. Some of the leaves are professionally restored).
2. Zohar Chadash, Midrash HaNe'elam VeTikunim. Includes: Midrash [Zohar] Shir HaShirim, Ruth and Eicha [separate title-page]. Saloniki, . First edition. (Missing: title-page and following leaf, as well as 5 leaves from end). Ownership notation, glosses and corrections in Oriental handwriting.
3. Yalkut Shimoni, on the Torah. [Krakow, 1595]. (incomplete copy: 33-311, leaves instead of 313  leaves, stained and torn, new binding). Number of glosses in ancient Ashkenazi handwriting from period of print, one signed by Rabbi Yosef Bek.
4. Sefer Lekach Tov, explanation of words, nouns and verbs from the Nevi'im and Ketuvim in Lashon Ashkenaz, with Chiddushim and Midrashim of Chazal [in Hebrew], by Rabbi Moshe Yissaschar Shertlen. Prague, . (Missing: 2 leaves at end).
5. Sefer Etz Shatul - Sefer HaIkarim by Rabbi Yosef Albo, including Shorashim commentary by Rabbi Gedalya Lifshitz. Venice, . Includes approbations of the Maharam of Lublin, the Maharsha, the Shla and the Kli Yakar. (Ownership signature in Italian handwriting).
Sizes and conditions vary.
1. [Responsa, Maharashdam - Rabbi Shmuel Di Modina], Volume 2, Tur Even HaEzer. [Salonika, 1594]. - Originally; 15, , 204 leaves. This copy has: only Leaves 1-200 of 204 leaves. Detached leaves. Moth damage. Ancient stamps and glosses.
2. [Responsa, Maharshadam - Rabbi Shmuel Di Modina], Volume 3, Tur Choshen Mishpat. [Salonika, 1595-1597]. - Originally: 34, 320 leaves. This copy has: Only Leaves 3-320. Leaf 3 is detached, last leaves are torn, missing text. Several notes in ancient handwriting.
3. Kehillat Ya'akov - Kodesh Yisrael, explanations and homiletics on the Book of Kohelet. Title of title page "This is the history of a great man the exemplary scholar Rabbi Baruch Ebn Baruch Yazia". Daniel Zaniti Printing, Venice, 1598-1599. - Originally: 229,  leaves. This copy has: First 9 leaves missing; at end, only  leavers.
4. Olat Tamid, commentary on the Torah, by Rabbi Moshe Albilda. [Venice, 1601]. - Originally, 231,  leaves. This copy has: Only Leaves 10-224. Handwritten title page with inscriptions signed Rabbi Heshel Rosenbaum. A leaf of Torah novellae is attached.
5. Ben Shmuel, homiletics on the Torah, by Maharashdam - Rabbi Shmuel Di Modina. Mantova, . - Originally: 2, 125 leaves. This copy has: A title page + first leaf + Leaves 4-5 missing and substituted with a photocopy, Leaf 6 damaged. Not uniform margin cutting, apparently composed of two copies.
6. Responsa of Rabbi Ya'akov L'Beit Levi, by Rabbi Ya'akov ben Yisrael HaLevi. Venice, 1632-1634. Originally: 194 leaves. This copy has: Leaves 2-3, 181-184, 186-187, 190-191, 193-194 missing. Several damaged leaves, with damaged text. Ancient owners' signature Shmuel and another faded signature.
Varied size and condition.
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,  leaves (Leaves 1-7 are missing and substituted with photocopy. Leaf  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, .
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.
3 books printed in Russia and Poland, bound together. 17.5 cm. Fair condition, stains, moth stains, detached leaves. Last leaf torn. Detached binding. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 4 books. Various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 9 books in eight volumes. Various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 6 books. Various sizes and conditions. Fair conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
4 books printed in Vilna, bound together. See list in the Hebrew description
Three Books of Hassidism - Russia-Poland. See list in the Hebrew description
Various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Various sizes and conditions. Some contain ownership notations, stamps and handwritten comments. Some printed upon blue paper. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 13 books, varied size and condition. Signatures, stamps and owners' inscriptions. See list in the Hebrew description
22 books and booklets in 8 volumes. Varied size and condition. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 12 books, varied size and condition, good conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 7 books. Various sizes and conditions. Ownership notations and signatures. See list in the Hebrew description
11 booklets, varied size and condition. Good-fair condition to fair-poor.
Most of the booklets are in Yiddish. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 13 books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of over 20 books, in 19 volumes. Various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 13 books and booklets. Varied size and condition. Some with printed covers. See list in the Hebrew description
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
5 books. Various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
14 books and pamphlets, in 10 volumes. Various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
1-15. Articles and lectures by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch. Pamphlets 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13-18, 21-23. Riga, [1929-1933].
16-24. Articles by the Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch. Warsaw, [1934-1940]. Pamphlets 24, 28, 29, 36, 38-42.
Varying condition. Some printed upon dry and fragile paper; some pamphlets sewn together. See list in the Hebrew description
Various sizes and conditions, majority in good condition. Signatures and handwritten notations. See list in the Hebrew description
6 volumes, various sizes and conditions, majority in good condition. Leather and semi-leather bindings, some magnificent and ornamented. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 7 books + single leaf, various sizes and conditions. Margins cut off in some books. See list in the Hebrew description
Various sizes and conditions. Ownership signatures and stamps See list in the Hebrew description
14 books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 9 books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 8 books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 10 books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 7 books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 12 books, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Incomplete copies, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 6 books, various sizes and conditions, good to fair. See list in the Hebrew description
Commentaries, novellae and homiletics with dedications and signatures. Varied size and condition. See list in the Hebrew description
3 Volumes, varying sizes, good-fair conditions. Unbound. See list in the Hebrew description
7 Books, varying sizes all in good-fair condition. See list in the Hebrew description
16 Books, varying sizes, good-fair condition. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 18 books and booklets, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 7 books and booklets, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
10 books. Varied size. Good condition (some have new bindings). Rabbis' stamps and bookmarks. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 7 booklets, various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Total of 9 books. Various sizes and conditions. See list in the Hebrew description
Yagdil Torah, a Torah journal. First, second, and third year, Berlin- Przemyֵ›l, 1891-1893.
This anthology was published by Rabbi Yisrael Chaim Ackerman Rabbi of Niemce, who called himself: "A young man sent out of Russia by Russian Government¦ and I have settled here in Berlin¦". Printed in this anthology are responsa of that generation's leading Torah scholars from many countries (primarily from Galicia, Germany and Hungary), responsa of Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Spector of Kovna, Rabbi Ezriel Hildesheimer of Berlin, Rabbi Feivel Ploit Rabbi of Shoran, Rabbi David Zvi Hoffman, Rabbi Yehoshua Goldberg of Ichenhausen etc.
21 of 22 booklets published, (Booklet 1 and the title page of Booklet 4 of the first year are missing). A letter handwritten by the publisher Rabbi Yisrael Chaim Ackerman is also attached.
C. 22 cm. Varied condition, fold marks and damage.
Shiur Da'at, Chomer V'Tzura, by Rabbi Yosef Leib Bloch. Telz, 1932. *Shiur Halacha, (4), about "tzarat erva". Telz, 1934. *Shiur Halacha, (15), about "pashta kedusha b'chula". New York-Cleveland, 1943. * Pri Etz Chaim, anthology of Torah and Knowledge, (5), Telz Yeshiva Students Union, New York-Cleveland, Elul 1942, (front cover missing). *Shiurei Da'at, published in honor of the yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Leib Bloch. Shanghai, Cheshvan 1945. With photograph of Rabbi Yosef Leib Bloch.
5 booklets, varied size and condition, most are in good condition.
1. Sefer Ir Binyamin, commentary on Aggadot Chazal in the book Ein Ya'akov, by Rabbi Binyamin Ze'ev Wolf son of Shmuel. Second section. Frankfurt am der Oder, . Impressive illustrated title page; Ownership notations and signatures:"Nissim Ashkenazi". Moth damage, missing tears on corners of leaves.
2. Sefer Marpeh Lashon, ethics and rebuke, on matters of guarding the tongue. By Rabbi Refael Katz Av Beit Din of Hamburg. Altona, . Good condition.
1. Bina LeItim, sermons, by Rabbi Azaria Pigo. Venice, . First edition.
, 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, . First edition.
72,  leaves, 18 cm. Thick high-quality Italian paper. Good condition, unoriginal binding.
Our master Rabbi Shalom Shakhna, son of Rabbi Avraham of Copenhagen, 1827". Portrait photo in lithographic print, with printed signature of the artist M. Mendel. Copenhagen (Denmark), 1827. The photograph features the rabbi during a sermon he gave for Parashat Va-Yechi, with his name written on the podium. Rabbi Shalom Shakhna served as"apprentice rabbi" under his father Rabbi Avraham son of Rabbi Gedaliah who filled the Copenhagen rabbinical office for 36 years and passed away during Fall 1827.
18.5 X 26.5 cm. Good condition, stains.
Picture of the Rebbe Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, author of the Tanya. Oil on canvas, unsigned, not dated.
Impressive oil painting based upon the famous picture of the Rebbe. 45X55 cm, within 51.5X61 cm. frame. Fair-good condition. Damages (peeling paint) in several places.
Portrait of Rebbe Rabbi Chaim Halberstam author of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. Oil paint on plywood, signed on corner B. Turek. [Late 19th century / early 20th century].
Painted according to famous picture in which the Rebbe is studying from a book.
31X24.5 cm., frame 43.5X37. Fair-good condition. Damages and peeling of paint, see picture.
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.
"Photograph of the true Gaon Tzaddik Yesod Olam Rabbi Baruch Dov Leibowitz - by Knesset Beit Yitzchak Yeshiva in Kaminetz of Lithuania Poland". In its original cardboard cover, with the photographers sticker:
KERRS STUDIO - 151 RIVINGTON ST. NEW YORK. [US, c. 1929].
Rabbi Baruch Ber traveled to the US at the end of the 1920s, to cover the expenses of Kaminetz Yeshiva, and stayed there for two years. Apparently, the photograph was taken at that time.
Photograph size c. 20X25 cm. Cardboard maximum size c. 25X35 cm. Good condition, stains and wear to cardboard cover.
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.
Photograph of"Rabbi Shmuel Fried, Vilna".
The Ga'on Rabbi Shmuel Fried (1869-1941, Otzar HaRabbanim 19327), born in Volozhin to his father Rabbi Chaim Hillel Fried, among the leaders of the Volozhin Yeshiva, from the family of"The Rabbi", grandsons of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin. In 1906 was appointed as rabbi in the suburb of Vilna and from 1910 served as member of"Va'ad HaRabbanim" and the Beit Din in Vilna. For additional information related to him see attached material.
14 cm. (size including passe-partout: 18 cm.) Good condition.
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.
Group photograph featuring Yeshiva Bachurs of the"Kenesset Israel" Yeshiva which moved from Hebron to Jerusalem. [Jerusalem 1930's].
Many of the people featured on the photograph later turned into well-known Torah and"Gadlut Adam" [human greatness] Musar figures who followed the Slabodka movement. Among the photographed, it is possible to identify Rabbi David Finkel, Rabbi Hirsch Palai, Rabbi Elimelech Shaulzon (Bar-Shaul) and more.
17.5 X 13 cm. (Size with cardboard 30 X 24 cm). Good condition, tear on the edges, cardboard is damaged.
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).
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.
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.
Three photographs of Beit Ya'akov educational institutes, 1930s and 1940s.
*A photograph postcard - a group photograph, Beit Ya'akov in Vienna, Adar 1929. 13X8 cm. Good condition. *Photograph of a teacher and her pupils in a classroom. [Jerusalem, 1940s]. Photographer: Tzadok Bassan. 24X18 cm. Fair condition, stains. Glued on cardboard, damaged. *Group photograph of teachers and pupils, Beit Ya'akov school in Kfar Saba. [1930s/1940s]. 18X13 cm. Good condition. Damaged cardboard.
Four photographs from the outset of the Po'alei Agudat Israel movement. [Eretz Israel, 1920's].
* Group photograph from the First Committee of the Po'alei Agudat IsraelAssociation in Jerusalem. Shvat (1925). * Photograph of Orthodox laborers in a factory for the production of building blocks (sign posted behind them:"group of laborers for building blocks"). Photographer: Tzadok Bassan. * Two [different] photographs of laborers"Berlin Group - Contractors and Builders" of Po'alei Agudat Israel, in building sites. Photographer: Tzadok Bassan.
4 photographs. 12X17 cm. Each photograph glued upon original cardboard. Photographs in good condition, stains and damages to cardboards.
For the election of the Chief Rabbi of Tel-Aviv and Jaffa. Tel-Aviv, 1946. Booklet promoting the candidacy of Admor Rabbi Baruch Rabinovich of Munkatch for the chief rabbinical office of Tel-Aviv. Includes the following photographs: a portrait photo [of the Admor], a photo taken during a class taught at the Munkatch Yeshiva, and a photo of the rabbinical certificate from the community of Munkatch.
Rabbi Baruch Yehoshua Yerachmiel Rabinovich, (1915-1998) was an interesting figure of a Rabbi who was professor and Rebbe. He was born in Poland in 1913 to the Rebbe Natan David Rabinovich (1868-1930). In 1933, he married the only daughter of the Minchat Eliezer Munkatch. His wedding was one of the grandest, most celebrated Hassidic weddings in Hungary. Av-Beit-Din of Munkatch, and during the Holocaust period was deported from Munkatch. After many troubles managed to get to Eretz Israel. In 1945 moved to San Paulo, Brazil. Rabbi Baruch returned to Israel in 1963 to become Chief Rabbi of Holon. After 15 years he moved to Petach Tikvah where he headed a Beit Midrash and wrote his books"Binat Nevonim" and"Divrei Nevonim". His sons from his first marriage are the famous Rebbes of Munkatch and Dinov in the USA.
, 36,  pp. 20 cm. Good condition, light stains.
Four photographs of Lithuanian rabbis in the 1930s. [Copy from the 1960s].
Photograph of Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz Head of Kaminetz Yeshiva sitting with his disciples in the forest. *Photograph of Rabbi Baruch Ber standing in the forest and talking Torah thoughts with Rabbi Aharon Kotler Head of Kletsk Yeshiva. *Photograph of Rabbi Shimon Yehuda Shkop sitting in the forest surrounded by disciples. *Photograph of Rabbi Yitzchak Soloveitchik the Brisker Rav, walking in the city streets with the city's dayanim (Rabbi Simcha Zelig Rieger and others).
4 photographs, size 7X10 cm. Very Good conditions.
Large collection of photographs of rabbis including numerous photographs of Hassidic Rebbes (Ger, Vizhnitz, Satmar, Papa, Rabbi Dushinsky and more). Photographs from the years 1930-1980.
Approx. 72 photographs. Some upon postcards. Various sizes and conditions, very good to fair condition.
Manuscript of Melechet Shlomo, Nashim and Taharot – 1604 – Handwritten Autograph by a leading commentator on the Mishna, Rabbi Shlomo Adani (disciple of Rabbi Chaim Vital and Rabbi Betzalel Ashkenazi)
A manuscript, Melechet Shlomo on the Mishnayot, Nashim and Taharot. The author, Rabbi Shlomo Adani's handwritten autograph. Hebron, 1604.
On a colophon at the end of Seder Taharot the author writes: "The book has been completed ¦ Rosh Chodesh Kislev 1604, here in Hebron, the city where our Forefathers, their merit should protect us, are buried¦ ".
This is a complete and large book of the first edition of 1604, with the author's erasings and corrections, and many additions written between the lines, on sheets and on empty leaves at beginning and end of book. An unknown edition, earlier than all the known editions.
Comparison between this manuscript and the printed edition, reveals many variations of things that are in this manuscript and have been changed or shortened in print. Also the illustrations in Tractate Keilim in this manuscript were not printed. On the other hand, some sections that were printed are not in this manuscript. [Another variation exists between all the manuscripts and that printed in the Mishnayot, since the publishers omitted a large part of the book in the printing, and they removed all that appears in the book Tosfot Yom Tov, according to what the author humbly writes in his introduction (written in 1619), see Tosfot Yom Tov (printed in Prague 1617) "and Shlomo was amazed at the sight, how in one generation it happened that one person sits alone in a corner in the city of Hebron, and is one with companions far away in the Ashkenaz countries, and they together concur to toil in Torah study and check over the Mishna and explain it almost in the same style¦ " etc. see his introduction and the publisher's introduction].
On the first leaf, the author writes more things signed several times, with a moving prayer for success: "My Elevated Master, hear my prayer and hurry to assist me, and do not be deaf to my tears¦ I am certain that I, the lowly Shlomo Adani, will not be sent away empty handed, just like from my youth until today, you have not deserted me, and allow me to offer you my toil in the Torah, my fat and blood, most of my nights and days¦ ".
The author also writes a draft of a letter in Aramaic to the heads of the Gaza community and to their renowned Rabbi Yisrael Nagara: "Shalom to our brothers and shalom to our head, our Master Yisrael, the Humble one, Chacham ben Chacham who will answer our questions¦ and will send us a good response¦ Shlomo Adana".
Rabbi Shlomo Adani (1566-1629) was born in Uzel (Tzana, Yemen). At age 4, he immigrated with his family to Safed and Jerusalem where he studied Torah from Rabbi Betzalel Ashkenazi and Rabbi Chaim Vital. He participated in the editing of the Shita Mekubetzet of his teacher Rabbi Betzalel Ashkenasi [Shita Mekubetzet on Kodshim was originally named for him: Binyan Shlomo L'Chochmat Betzalel]. In his renowned introduction to his book on the Mishna, Rabbi Shlomo Adani tells about the events and troubles of his life and about his work on the Mishna that he began when 22 years old. He also tells of his elder companion Rabbi David Amrilio of Hebron, who convinced him to copy his work from sheets and arrange them into a book for print. For this book, the author toiled in study to clarify the Mishna for decades - and the last edition known today is from 1626. The commentary Melechet Shlomo is printed today [partially] in most of the editions of the Mishna with commentaries, and Rabbi Shlomo Adani is considered one of the greatest commentators on the Mishna. (The Chida writes of him: "One of the elder rabbis of Hebron, a disciple of Rabbi Betzalel Ashkenazi and Rabbi Maharcho". He writes that the Chazon Menachem calls him "Holy" in his book, and writes that "and we have heard many things about his righteousness and his diligence in spite of his poverty").
430 Pages, c. 21.5 cm. Good quality paper, fair condition, moth damages, moisture stains and wear. Very antique worn leather binding, Yemenite binding style, with substitution with antique handwritten leaves [from the 16th-17th century?], many moth damages to binding.
See attached material: an article by Prof. Yehuda Razhabi about this handwriting (Sinai, Issue 106, 1990) and other attached material.