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Auction 19 Lot Number 1

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Torah Scroll Gevil-skin [Morocco, 18th Century]

Torah Scroll upon pale yellowish Gevil-skin. [Morocco, 18th century].
Sephardic scribal writing typical of the Maghreb (northwest African) countries, especially fine writing. Two writers from the same period; the writing of one is exceptional in many Halachic minutiae; the second is elegant and similar to the first writing. Height of parchment approx. 53 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 2

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Torah Scroll Upon Gevil-skin [Babylon, 19th Century]

Torah Scroll upon yellowish Gevil-skin. [Babylon, 19th century].
Sephardic scribal writing typical of the Babylonian countries (Iraq), height of parchment approx. 47 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 3

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Collection of Megillot Esther

Collection of Megillot Esther on parchment from various countries:
* Megillah on Gevil-skin, Sefardic writing according to Kabbala [Babylon?, c. 19th century]. * Megillah on Gevil-leather, Sefardic writing [Morocco?, 18th-19th century?]. * Megillah on parchment, Sefardic writing in Spanish ancient writing style, [Greece?/Balkan countries?, 18th-19th century]. Stylish wooden pole, faded letters replaced in later writing. * Megillah on parchment, simple Sefardic writing, [c. 19th-20th century], stylish wooden pole. * Megillah, 42 rows, Ari writing (Ashkenazi Chassidic), [Poland?, 19th-20th century].
Five megillot, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 4

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Megillat Esther – Especially Beautiful Writing

Megillat Esther, with artistic and especially beautiful scribal writing, decorations on the letters' crowns and more, Sefardi writing (similar to the handwriting known as "Mor U'Ketzia"), [Eretz Israel?, beginning of the 20th century].
Some places in the megillah have enlarged letters that form names of G-d. The name of G-d is not mentioned in all of Megillat Esther, but those who homiletically explain hints have found acronyms and initials of names of G-d and additional Holy Names. The custom to emphasize the "Names" in the megillah is a common Chassidic custom although according to the Vilna Gaon, letters that are not enlarged according to the Mesorah (tradition) should not be enlarged. It is very rare to find a Sefardic megillah with these letters emphasized.
Parchment height, approx. 43 cm. Good-fair condition, creased parchment and cracked letters, stains and minor tears.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 5

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Sefer Trei Asar – Parchment Scroll

Parchment scroll, Sefer Trei Asar. Fine "Beit Yosef" calligraphy [Russia-Lithuania style, c. 19th century].
Crafted based on the opinion of the Vilna Gaon, who reinstated the custom of public Haftara reading from a scroll written in accordance with the laws pertaining to the writing of a Sefer Torah.
Parchment sheets are approx. 24 cm high. 38 columns. Good-fair condition, slightly faded ink, stains, wear damage affecting some of the sheets.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 6

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Pocket Chart for Listing on Shabbat – Morocco

Sewn leather and paper pocket chart, for listing on Shabbat [of Mitzvot in synagogue, or other listing?]. [Morocco?].
The chart is divided into list of 88 names [first name] and list of 180 nicknames [last name]. The names are typical of Morocco. Chart pockets contain small notes of paper with names of people.
30x46.5 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and tear, stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 7

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Miniature Megillat Esther

Miniature Megillat Esther, printed and rolled on colorful wooden handle. [Twentieth century].
6 cm. Handle: 11 cm. Good condition, stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 8

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Handwritten Calendar Wheel for Daily Times

Handwritten calendar, for times of "Alot Hashachar", sunrise and chatzot. [Oriental scribal writing and Oriental soletreo writing, Jerusalem?], 1868.
The calendar is made on a wheel for several years' use. It is for the autumn months of Tishrei-Kislev, September-January for the English [Gregorian calendar?] and Greek [Julian calendar?]. [The times of day differ from year to year in the Hebrew calendar which is determined by the lunar months. Therefore, the times of sunrise and chatzot can only be determined by the European calendar that is calculated according to the solar months].
Another note is pasted at top of calendar with various contradicting dates. [Apparently, the calendar was written in autumn of 1867, as indicated by dates counted from Creation and the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash].
37.5x46.5 cm. Wheel diameter 21 cm. Fair condition, damage with omissions and stains. Ottoman bullet stamp on paper.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 9

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Shema Israel – Hand-illustrated Placard

Synagogue placard, illustrated and written by hand. Prayer for the leading of the Sefer Torah from the Aron HaKodesh to the Bima where the Torah is read: "Shema Israelג€¦" - "Lecha Hashem HaGedula VeHaTehila VeHaTiferetג€¦", "Al Hakol Yitgadal VeYitkadash Shemo shel Melech Malchei HaMelachimג€¦" . [Romania, 1940s].
The following caption: "Donated by Zvi Laufmann in memory of his father's soul Tuvya son of Zvi who passed away in Transnistria, Spring 1942 in the town of Malov" appears on the bottom of the placard.
During the Holocaust years of 1941-1942, the Romanian Fascist Regime exiled 180,000 Jews from Chernovtsy, Bukovina and Serbia to the swamps of Transnistria, where most of them died of cold, hunger and disease.
69.5x61 cm. Good condition, stains and wrinkles.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 10

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Two Protection Leaves – Vilna, 1870

Two protection leaves: "Mazal tov for a male" and "Mazal tov for a female". Vilna, 1870. Name and place of printing in Cyrillic letters.
[2] leaves. 20 cm. Fair condition, stains, wear to margins.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 11

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Collection of Prayer and Protection Leaves

Collection of prayer leaves, piyutim and protection leaves, most printed in Oriental countries.
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Approx. 16 leaves. Various sizes and conditions, some damaged and missing.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 12

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Poem for Dedication of Beit HaKnesset in Reggio – Modena 1857

Poem "On dedication of G-d's temple in Reggio, that was inaugurated in a magnificent building and the honor of this house is greater than the first". Signed "Baruch D. Cohen". Modena, 1857.
Printed without vowels. Vowels filled in by hand.
44 cm. Especially high quality thin paper, good condition, folding marks, minor tears.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 13

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Two Printed Leaves – Songs in Honor of Inauguration of Synagogue – Florence, 1859

Two printed leaves - songs. Florence, [1859]: "Song in honor of inauguration of study hall sung by Rachmiג€¦". * Song in honor of inauguration of synagogue and Torah hall in Florence.
[2] leaves. 39 cm. Good-fair condition. Wear and tear on margins. Moth holes, few stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 14

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Poem for the Dedication of the Beit Knesset in Chieri – 1844

"Poem for the dedication ג€¦ on Shabbat Parshat Eikevג€¦ of the Beit HaKnesset in the city of Chieri, which they reinforced and renovated all around to make it greater than ever". Chieri [north-west Italy], 1844. The poem opens with the refrain "Come my brothers, old and young, to honor the House of the Creator, let's lift our voices in song".
Two pages, 32 cm. Good condition, folding marks and light creases.
Lithograph stone printing of scribal handwriting.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 15

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Chafetz Chaim – Two Printed Articles

1. "Derech HaTorah Article" - Printed proclamation by the "Chafetz Chaim" regarding "order of proper study and educationג€¦ according to the Talmud and our Sages" opposing the new methods of study "which are a debasement of our holy Torahג€¦" (Signed in print: "Yisrael Meir son of Rabbi Aryeh Ze'ev HaCohen of Raduֵ„"). Piotrkow, 1903.
[2] pages (printed on 2 leaves). 34 cm. Fair condition. Professionally restored tears with damage to text.
2. "Avad Tzadik Min HaAretz - The Chafetz Chaim has departed from us." Printed leaf attached to Kol Yisrael newspaper. "Telegram from Warsaw published in my newspaper this morning, announcing the death of the Chafetz Chaimג€¦ the funeral was scheduled for today, Sunday". Jerusalem, [1933].
[1] page. 34.5 cm. Fair condition. Tears, wear and stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 16

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Three Printed Leaves of Prayers

1. "LeDavid HaShem Ori", large printed leaf (53x67 cm.), to hang in synagogue during month of Elul-Tishrei. Galanta (Hungary), [early twentieth century].
2. "Menucha Nechona Prayer", with prayer "De'etpater Min Alma HaDinג€¦" (With German titles). Bratislava-Galanta, [unknown date].
3. Prayers for funeral and burial, and order of condolence to mourner in cemetery. (With German titles). [Location and date of print unknown].
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 17

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Collection of Proclamations – Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky

Collection of proclamations "on behalf of the Ga'avad Shlita" - Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky (1868-1948), from the time he served as Ga'avad of the Eida HaCharedit in Jerusalem from 1936-1948. The proclamations are on matters of kashrut and shechita, draft of Yeshiva students and other topics.
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Seven proclamations, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 18

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Collection of Printed Leaves and Proclamations – Charedi Settlement in Eretz Israel

* "Building Eretz Israel by Charedim" - Detailed memorandum by Rabbi Ya'akov Yosef Dzimitrovsky, Rabbi in "Nachlat Shiva" neighbourhood. * "Kol Barama Nishma" - Rabbis' call to purchase land near "Rachel's Tomb". Jerusalem, 1908. * "Call for Assistance"; "Summary of the Association's Spiritual Regulations" - various publications by the Ramatayim Tzofim association, Jerusalem, 1924-1931. ["Ramatayim Tzofim" was an association for establishing charedi settlements in Eretz Israel, its primary activity was purchasing land near the tomb of Shmuel Hanavi. The association's secretary and one of its founders was Rabbi Amram Blau renowned as head of "Neturei Karta". Later, the Ramot neighborhood was built on some of the association's land that was expropriated].
Six items, various sizes and conditions (half of one document is missing).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 19

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Collection of Proclamations and Leaves – Issues of Public Libraries and Book Printing

Varied proclamation collection, most from Jerusalem printing.
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Approx. 15 proclamations and single printed leaves, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 20

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Collection of Proclamations – Polemics and Kashrut Issues – Jerusalem, 1900-1950

Most of the proclamations deal with various issues that caused uproar in the Jewish community in Jerusalem: the polemic of the Rabbinate and elections of Rabbi Kook; the prohibition and ban on "schools"; the joining and elections to the national "Committee" and separation from the Eida HaCharedit; internal struggles in the charity organizations (distribution "kollels"); various kashrut issues (shechita warnings and polemic, etc.).
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
More than 50 proclamations and printed leaves. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 21

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Collection of Proclamations on Strengthening Religion and Modesty – Jerusalem

Huge and varied collection of various publications: booklets and leaves to strengthen religious practices; polemic proclamations, street and board notices, street flyers (pashkevilim) and signed notices by Badatz and other organizations. Most of the proclamations were printed in Jerusalem 1900-1980.
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
More than 90 items and printed leaves. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 22

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Collection of Printed Leaves – Jerusalem

Collection of various leaves, notices, receipts and documents, lithographic, colored etc. Jerusalem, [most are from 1900-1940].
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Various sizes and conditions, very good-fair.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 23

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Collection of Printed Leaves – Proclamations, Receipts and Documents – Safed

Collection of printed leaves from the city of Safed, most from 1910-1940.
Varied collection: certificates, advertisements and receipts of institutes and Batei Midrash of Safed. * Printed recommendations * New Year greetings * A printed agreement [typewritten] of the Management of Beit Midrash Chassidei Sanz with the cantor. * Official leaves [empty] of Safed rabbis: Rabbi Avraham Leib Zilberman, Rabbi Nachum Etrog [his signature is on leaf margin], etc. * Printed account of income and expenses of Kollel Romania in Safed, 1924. * Proclamations of the Chief Rabbinate of Safed, etc.
Approx. 30 items. Various sizes and conditions [most in good condition].

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Auction 19 Lot Number 24

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Proclamation Opposing Modern Schools – Jerusalem, 1930

Proclamation opposing modern schools in Jerusalem, "This is the language of prohibition carried out in 1857ג€¦" - a reprint of the version of the ban signed by Jerusalem leaders [headed by: Rabbi Yeshaya Brodky, Rabbi Yosef Zundel of Salant and Rabbi Shmuel of Salant], in 1857, as a rejoinder to the establishment of Lemel School by Dr. Ludwig Frankel. [Jerusalem], [c. 1930].
61X46 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks and tears, file holes in the center of the proclamation.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 25

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Illustrated Ketuba – Isfahan 1875

Illustrated and colorful Ketuba, Isfahan (Persia), Cheshvan 1875. Many signatures of witnesses, groom, rabbis, honored attendants and family members. Illustrations of lions, birds, sun etc.
Approx. 71x55 cm. Fair condition, stains and tears with damage to text, placed in frame 77x61 cm. (Not examined out of frame).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 26

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Ketubah – Yazd (Persia), 1840

Ketubah in honor of marriage of groom "Tzadik son of Eliezer", and bride "Rachel daughter of Gad". [Yazd?], [1840].
Ink upon paper. Borders of Ketubah contain many signatures of family members and wedding participants (as customary in certain congregations), in addition to signatures of witnesses.
42 cm. Leaf in 45x34 cm. frame. Fair-poor condition, stains, tears (with damage to text) and wear.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 27

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Colorful Printed Ketubah – Plovdiv (Bulgaria

Colorful printed Ketubah, pages adorned with leaf and flower patterns, Star of David and more. Filled in, in handwriting in honor of marriage of groom Chaim Pardo and bride Zimbol Ramat Tilkamshiach. Plovdiv (Bulgaria), [1938].
Symbol of "Central Council for Jews of Bulgaria" in background of Ketubah. Glued stamps and official ink-stamps.
61x44 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains, creases, tears and wear.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 28

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Rebbe Aharon of Belz and the Rebbe of Bilgoraj – An Invitation to the Marriage of Their Nephew

An invitation from Rebbe Aharon Rokeach of Belz and his brother Rebbe Mordechai Rokeach of Bilgoraj [the Belzer Rebbe's father], on the marriage of Rabbi Yitzchak David Rokeach, son of their brother Rabbi Yehoshua of Jaroslaw who was murdered in the Holocaust. Jerusalem, 1946.
The groom, Rabbi Yitzchak David Rokeach is the father of Rabbi Yehoshua Rokeach - the Rebbe of Makhnowka. At that time, Rabbi Yissachar Rokeach, the current Belzer Rebbe, had not yet been born and that groom was the only successor of the Belz dynasty.
8.5 cm. Good condition. File holes, erased inscription.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 29

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Rabbis and Giants of Israel – Early Photograph, Hamburg, 1870

"Rabbis and Giants of Israel" - creation composed of cut-out photographs and manuscript glued and re-photographed. "Created by Yisraelג€¦ Zevizen scribe and cantor and Halachic ruler of Ungarn, Hamburg", [Hamburg, 1870].
Tweve group photographs of leading rabbis, physicians and scholars, known public figures and prominent figures of the Enlightenment. Majority of photographed are from the countries Hungary, Germany, Poland, France and Holland. Partial list: The "Aruch LaNer" and his son-in-law Rabbi Yosef Izkazan, the "Ktav Sofer", Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch (unknown photograph), Moshe Dessoi (Mendelssohn), Rabbi Shlomo Yehuda Rapoport of Prague, Rabbi Yehosaf Schwarz, Rabbi Binyamin Bergman of Jerusalem, Rabbi Meir Lehman, Rabbi Avraham Tzvebner (Shag), the Maggid of Koznitz, Moshe Montefiore, the Rothschild Barons, Akiva Lehren of Amsterdam, David Sassoon of Bombay, and many other figures.
23x26 cm. photograph, in old frame of 34.5x36 cm. Good-fair condition, stains. Not examined outside of frame.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 30

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Pictures of Prominent Rabbis – Breslau C. 1890

"Prominent Jewish Rabbis" - lithograph printed large leaf - S. Schottlaender. Breslau, no note of year of printing. [Printing press operated from 1888-1894].
Portraits of 40 leading rabbis: Rambam, Rabbi Shmuel Eidels (the Maharsha), Maggid of Koznitz, Vilna Ga'on, Chatam Sofer and his sons, Ba'al Shem Tov of Michelstadt, Rabbi Akiva Eiger, and others.
40x51.5 cm. Printed with gold and olive green decorations. Good condition. Minor tear to upper margins and few stains. Placed in frame 45x57.5 cm. Not examined out of frame

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Auction 19 Lot Number 31

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Rabbi Akiva Eiger (Portrait by Herman Shtruk)

"Rabbi Akiva Eiger", lithographic printing of coal sketch, by Herman Shtruk. Berlin, c. 1910.
The artist Herman Shtruk (1876-1944) Berlin-Haifa, a leading Jewish artist of the 20th century.
20.5 cm. Good condition, tiny moth holes to margins.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 32

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Five Photographs – Second Great Assembly – Vienna, 1929

Collection of photographs from the Second "Great Assembly" of "Agudat Israel". Vienna, 1929.
Five photographs, various sizes and conditions, some damaged and with filing holes. Majority of photographs are rare and unknown.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 33

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Assembly of Rabbis in Kaunas – Two Photographs

Two photographs from assembly of "Association of Rabbis in Lithuania", in the city of Kaunas, 6th of Iyar 1926.
One photograph depicts the directorate table, surrounded by the genius rabbis: Rabbi Yosef Leib Bloch, Rabbi Avraham Dovber Shapiro, Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis, Rabbi Baruch Horowitz and additional rabbis. Additional photograph from far, in which the participants appear as well.
Two photographs. Divided as a postcard. Stamped with stamp of "Executive Committee of Association of Rabbis of Lithuania".

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Auction 19 Lot Number 34

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Historical Photograph of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook and Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld

Historical photograph in which Rabbi Kook, Chief Rabbi of Israel is sitting together with Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, Rabbi of "Eida HaCharedit" of Jerusalem [congregation which was established as a result of the opposition to the rabbinate of Rabbi Kook and the establishment of the Chief Rabbinate by the Zionistic Delegate Committee] together with other rabbis of Jerusalem. Apparently the photograph was taken during the "cornerstone-laying" of one of the new neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Despite the public rivalry between the two rabbis they had a deep friendship and appreciation of one another. This is also apparent in this interesting photograph.
Approx. 12x17 cm. Clear photograph in very good condition, imprinted stamp of photographer "Tzakov Basan, Jerusalem".

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Auction 19 Lot Number 35

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Anniversary of Death of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz – Printed Illustration

"Anniversary of death of the holy Rabbi Chaim Halberstam and depiction of his gravestone in the city of Sanz" - printed illustration. [Poland, early twentieth century]. Artist: Lidja Triebling.
The illustration portrays a large gathering around the gravestone of the Rebbe Rabbi Chaim Halberstam in the cemetery of the city of Sanz. The upper section portrays three images of old rabbis, floating on top of a cloud, with the caption: "I am with whoever is just", [apparently, the artist is portraying a Beit Din session of three, in respect of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz as Av Beit Din of the city of Sanz].
25x30 cm. Printed upon cardboard plate. Fair condition. Stains, creases and tears on margins.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 36

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Sefer Tehillim with Ma’amadot – Slavita, 1827

Sefer Tehillim, with Metzudat David and Metzudat Zion. Includes Seder Ma'amadot. Slavita, [1827]. Printing press of Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapiro son of Rabbi of Slavita.
Prayer books printed by sons of Rabbi Shapiro of Slavita and grandsons of Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz are well-known for their unique quality, who intended in their actions to evoke mercy for the through the prayers of the Jewish nation.
Complete copy. Separate title page for Seder Ma'amadot.
[2], 178 leaves. 19 cm. Good condition, stains and wear. Title page and number of leaves reinforced with tape. Old, damaged and loose leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 37

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Chamisha Chumshei Torah – Slavita, 1826 – Magnificent Set

Chamisha Chumshei Torah with Rashi commentary, Onkelos translation, Ba'al HaTurim and Siftei Chachamim. Includes Megillot [with second translation of Megillat Esther]. Five sections in five volumes [Bereshit-Devarim]. Slavita, 1826. Press of Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapiro, son of Rabbi of Slavita. [According to approbations, publisher of the Chumash is the Rabbi of Slavita - Rabbi Moshe Shapiro, son of the righteous Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz. Name of Chumashim and place of print in red ink. Sefer Shemot is mistakenly dated 1836. Oriental ownership signatures.
Five volumes: 222 leaves; 222 leaves; 150 leaves; 175 leaves; 176 leaves. Sefer Bamidbar missing leaves 21-24. 20-21 cm. General condition very good. Bluish paper. Stains on some leaves (last leaves of Sefer Shemot contain prominent stains). Tears without omission on several leaves. Ancient and magnificent damaged leather bindings. Includes three antique leather boxes for the Chumashim.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 38

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Zohar Bereshit – Slavita Printings

Sefer HaZohar, first section, Sefer Bereshit. Slavita, [1827]. Printing press of Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapiro, son of the Rabbi of Slavita. Interesting approbations. Various stamps of Rabbi Aharon Mendel HaCohen, Ashkenazi Rabbi of Cairo. Various stamps and signatures.
[4], 251, 17 leaves. Approx. 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and moth damage on some leaves. New binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 39

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Chumashim Bereshit-Shemot with Or HaChaim – Slavita

1. Chumash Bereshit, with Targum and commentaries and Or HaChaim commentary. Slavita, [1824]. Printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira son of the Slavita Rabbi. Approbation by Rebbe Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apta and other approbations.196 leaves. Approx. 26 cm. Blue-greenish paper, good condition, wear and use stains. Inscriptions of births and deaths. Damaged, detached leather binding.
2. Chumash Shemot, and Megillat Esther, with Or HaChaim commentary. Slavita, [1824]. Printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira son of the Slavita Rabbi.Owners' inscriptions of Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf of Kopychintsy. On cover leafs: handwritten inscriptions of births from 1890 and deaths from 1907 [in sanctification of G-d's name in pogroms at the end of World War I].182, 24 leaves. Approx. 26.5 cm. Blue-greenish paper, varied condition, good to fair, damage and restoration to title page and several leaves. Most leaves in good condition, wear and stains. Leather binding, damaged.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 40

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Chumash Vayikra Ohr HaChaim, Signature of Rebbe Rabbi Yerachmiel Yosef of Lelov and Additional Esteemed Signatures

Chumash Vayikra with "Ohr HaChaim" commentary. Slavita, [1818]. Printing press of Rabbi Moshe Shapiro.
Leaf preceding title page contains various notations and holy signatures of the Rebbe Rabbi "Yerachmiel Yosef" of Lelov, of his father-in-law Rabbi "Shlomo of Stolin" and of his father-in-law's father Rabbi "Moshe ben Pearl" of Stolin.
The holy Rabbi Yerachmiel Yosef Biederman (1866-1918), son of the Rebbe Rabbi Eliezer Menachem of Lelov, grandson of Rabbi Moshe of Lelov and of the "Chozeh [Seer] of Lublin". Was an exalted righteous individual who abstained from the pleasures of This World, involved himself solely in the study of Torah and was known for his extreme righteousness. His brother, Rabbi David Tzvi Shlomo considered him an individual who attained great levels and upon his death called out "Nafla Ateret Rasheinu" [our crown has departed].
His wife, Rabbanit Nechama, was the daughter of Rabbi Shlomo of Stolin who resided in Hebron, son of Rabbi Moshe of Stolin, son of the Rebbe Rabbi Aharon of Lechovice and son of daughter of the Rebbe the Great Rabbi Asher of Stolin (father of the Beit Aharon). [Pearl, Rabbi Moshe's mother, was the daughter of Rabbi Asher, named after his grandmother Pearl, mother of the Great Rabbi Aharon of Karlin, after whom the entire "Perlow" family is named].
176 leaves. 21.5 cm. Blue paper, fair-poor condition, moth damage and stains, wear and extensive usage marks. New semi-leather magnificent binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 41

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Chumash Vayikra with Or HaChaim – Slavita 1809

Vayikra with Rashi, Targum and Or HaChaim commentaries. Slavita, 1809. Printed by R' Dov Ber Segal and R' Dov Ber son of Pesach [Rabbi Moshe Shapira's partners. Some of the books Rabbi Moshe Shapira printed in the printing press that he established in Slavita were registered under the names of his two partners, who received an official printer's permit from the authorities].
176 leaves, 20.5 cm. Good condition, stains, minor moth damage, original leather binding, damaged.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 42

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Chumashim with Or HaChaim Slavita and Chernovtsy Printings – Missing Copies

1. Devarim, with Rashi and Or HaChaim. [Slavita, 1791?]. Has leaves 2-166 (originally: 171, [1] leaves).
2. Devarim, with Rashi, Or HaChaim and Targum Yonatan Ben Uziel. [Slavita, 1811]. Missing title page and 2 more leaves.
3. Bereshit, with Or HaChaim and "Be'er Mayim Chaim" by Rebbe Chaim of Chernovtsy. [Chernovtsy, 1850], with leaf of approbation by Rebbe Yisrael of Ruzhin, Rebbe Chaim of Kosiv and Rebbe Shalom of Kamenka. Has [2], 2-358 leaves (originally: [1], 364, [2] leaves, and the approbation leaf is found in some of the copies together with Chumash Devarim).
Three books, bluish paper, various sizes and conditions, fair condition, wear damage and some have moth damage.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 43

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Vayikra Chumashim – Two Slavita Editions

1. Sefer Vayikra and Megillat Shir HaShirim, with Rashi, Ba'al HaTurim and Siftei Chachamim. Slavita, [1827]. Press of Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapiro, son of Rabbi of Slavita. Title page with illustrated frame (crown and plant motifs).
2. Sefer Vayikra and Megillat Shir HaShirim, Slavita, 1833. Press of Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapiro, son of Rabbi of Slavita. Title page with frame.
Two copies: 150 leaves. 20.5 cm. Standard blue paper, both in good condition, stains and tears. Ownership signatures. Original leather bindings (slightly damaged).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 44

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Sefer HaMaggid on Ketuvim – Slavita, 1819

Sefer HaMaggid [Yiddish-Deitsch translation], Part 6, Ketuvim: Job, Daniel, Ezra, Nechemia. Inside of book has translation, Rashi commentary, Metzudat David and Metzudat Zion. Slavita, 1819. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira.
Many owners' inscriptions ("belongs to Rabbi Yitzchak Mosheג€¦ Avertin" etc.).
178 leaves. 28.5 cm. Good condition, wide margins, light blue pages. Stains, holes and tears to leaf margins, damaged binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 45

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Slavita Tehillim – Incomplete Copy

Tehillim with "all the correct [holy] names" with the Metzudat David and Metzudat Zion commentaries. Includes prayers for the sick and the Seder Ma'amadot with a special title page. Slavita, 1827. Printed by Rabbi Shmuel Avraham Shapira son of the Slavita Rebbe.
Incomplete copy, which includes: [1 leaf], 49-145 leaves; Seder Ma'amadot title page, 147-170 leaves. (Originally: [2], 145; [146]-178 leaves).
18.5 cm. Varying condition, from very good to fair-poor condition, detached and restored paper-filled leaves, some of the leaves are torn and incomplete

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Auction 19 Lot Number 46

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Tikun Leil Shavuot, Slavita, 1824

Seder Tikun Leil Shavuot and Hoshana Rabbah. Slavita, (1824). Press of Rabbi Shmuel Avram Shapiro, son of Rabbi of Slavita.
74, 44 leaves. Approx. 19 cm. Fair condition, stains from usage and wear, ancient stamps and ownership signatures, detached binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 47

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Tikun Leil Shavuot, Slavita, 1827

Seder Tikun Leil Shavuot and Hoshana Rabbah. Slavita, (1827). Press of Rabbi Shmuel Avram Shapiro, son of Rabbi of Slavita.
[2], 165 leaves. Approx. 21 cm. Greenish-blue paper, fair condition, few moth holes, usage stains, ancient stamps of Rabbi "Yissachar Ber son of Rabbi Yisrael" of Tiberias. Ownership signatures, detached leaves, unbound.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 48

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Mishnayot Kodshim – Slavita

Mishnayot, Seder Kodshim. Slavita, [1822], press of Rabbi Moshe of Slavita.
163 leaves, fine copy, bluish high-quality paper with wide margins, good condition. Several detached leaves, slight moth damage on last leaves. Antique leather binding, without spine.

Opening200$ Sold For541$ Including buyers premium
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