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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Machzorim “Korban Aharon” – Zhitomir, 1851

Machzorim "Korban Aharon" (Ashkenazi version), with Mateh Aharon commentary by Rabbi Aharon HaLevi author of "Nehora" prayer book. Zhitomir, 1851. Shapira Brothers Press, grandsons of Rabbi of Slavita.
Two volumes, first section for High Holy Days and second section for Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot: 159 leaves; [1], 3-164 leaves. Approx. 26.5 cm. Dark paper, foxing. Fair condition, wear, detached leaves. Ownership stamps and signatures. Original leather bindings, damaged and detached.
Includes leaf of prayers of "Kel Melech" and Tashlich, printed separately.

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Machzor for the Three Festivals – Zhitomir, 1858

Machzor (Volume 2), Three Festivals, according to the custom of Raszyn, Lithuania, Poland, Bohemia and Moravia. With commentary and Ivri-teitch. Zhitomir, 1858. Ancient owners' inscriptions.
152 leaves. 29 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and usage stains. Original leather binding, decorated and damaged.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 51

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Machzor for Whole Year – Zhitomir, 1861

Machzor, for Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and the Three Festivals, according to the custom of Poland, Bohemia and Moravia, Lithuania and Raszyn. Zhitomir, 1861. Printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi, Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira.
564 pages. Approx. 19.5 cm. Very good condition, usage stains. Fancy new leather binding. Rare edition.

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Chok L’Yisrael – Zhitomir 1857

Chok L'Yisrael, with Yosef L'Chok (by the Chida), a whole set Bereshit-Devarim, Zhitomir, 1855-1857 (Bereshit 1855, all the rest 1857). Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira. First printing in Zhitomir of the Chok L'Yisrael chumashim, printed according to the Slavita edition 1832.
5 volumes, various sizes and conditions, good-fair, Vayikra is missing leaves 225-230, and Devarim is missing leaves 220-229.

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Two Volumes of Mishnayot – Zhitomir

1. Mishnayot Seder Nezikin, with the commentary of Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura, Tosfot Yom Tov and "Tosfot Chadashim" with appendices (Chidushei Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev etc.). Zhitomir, 1851. Printed by the brothers Rabbi Chanina Lipa, Rabbi Aryeh Leib and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita. Stamps of the Beit Midrash of Rebbe Avraham Matityahu of ֵžtefִƒneֵŸti in the city of Safed. Last leaf missing.
2. Mishnayot Seder Taharot, with commentary of Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura, Tosfot Yom Tov and "Tosfot Chadashim" with appendices (Chidushei Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev etc.). Zhitomir, 1858. Printed by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, grandson of the Rabbi of Slavita. Stamps "Leib Neiberg" [of Safed].
Two volumes, approx. 25 cm. Fair condition. Moth damage, stains. Uniform bindings

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Auction 19 Lot Number 54

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Three Volumes of Mishnayot – Zhitomir

1. Mishnayot, Seder Kodshim. Zhitomir, 1851. Shapira Brothers Printing, Rabbi Chanina Lipa, Rabbi Aryeh Leib and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel, grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita. (Good-fair condition. Stains and wear, original leather binding, decorated and worn).
2. Mishnayot, Seder Nashim. Zhitomir, 1860. Printed by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira grandson of the Rabbi of Slavita. (Fair condition, moth damage and stains, original leather binding, decorated and worn).
3. Mishnayot Seder Nezikin. Zhitomir, 1860. Printed by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira grandson of the Rabbi of Slavita. (Good condition, stains. Owners' inscriptions "Belongs to R' Chaim Dov Tumarkinג€¦").
3 volumes, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 55

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Jerusalem Talmud – Zhitomir

Complete set of Jerusalem Talmud, Zhitomir, (1860-1867). Publication of the partnership of the brothers, grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita, Rabbi Chanina and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira.
The five sections are in four volumes. Approx. 37 cm. First title page missing for Seder Mo'ed 1, (six title pages out of seven), good condition, worn and torn bindings.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 56

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Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Meginei Eretz, Volume 1 – Zhitomir, 1861

Meginei Eretz, Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, Volume 1, Simanim 1-428. Zhitomir, 1861. Printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi: Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira. Signatures, inscriptions and stamps of Rabbi Moshe Ravilsky (1877-1944), author of "Sansinei Etz HaChaim" (Odessa 1908). Served in the rabbinate of various cities in Basarabia and in his native city Kazatin (Ukraine) succeeding his father Rabbi Nissan. In 1913, served as Av Beit Di of Ungheni (Romania) after Rabbi Yehuda Leib Fishman-Maimon immigrated to Eretz Israel. In 1926, he also immigrated to Eretz Israel where he changed his name to Avineri and taught in Yavne'el and Safed. In the inscriptions in this book, there is one inscription about his being Av Beit Din of Kazatin and another "from the 19th of Adar 1913 Av Beit Din of Ungheni".
[4], 302, 305-444 pages. 35.5 cm. Fair condition, foxing, moth damage, wear and detached leaves. Particularly to the binding. Semi-leather binding, antique and damaged.

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Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Meginei Eretz, Volume 2 – Zhitomir, 1864

Meginei Eretz, Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim Volume 2 Simanim 429-697, with Pri Megadim. Zhitomir, 1864. Printed by the grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita: Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira.
Stamps "Chevra Kinyan Sefarim, Me'Chevra Linat Tzedek, Frankfurt am Main".
[2], 5-44, 49-136, 129-330; 200 pages. 38 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and foxing. Semi-leather binding, antique and slightly damaged.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 58

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Menorat HaMaor – Zhitomir, 1852

Menorat HaMaor, by Rabbi Yitzchak Abuhav, with the commentary Nefesh Yehuda and translation to Yiddish-teitch, Volume 1. Zhitomir, 1852. Printed by the brothers Rabbi Chanina Lipa, Rabbi Aryeh Leib and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita.
Two sections, 10, 13-670 pages. 23.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and moth damage. Fancy new leather binding.

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Shabechi Yerushalayim – Zhitomir, 1860 / Gilgulei Neshamot – Lvov 1859

Shabechi Yerushalayim, location of tzaddikim's graves, history and prayers near their graves, by Rabbi Ya'akov Baruch. Zhitomir, 1859. Printed by the grandsons of the Rabbi of Slavita.
Bound with: Gilgulei Neshamot, by Rabbi Menachem Azarya [the Rama] of Pano. Lvov, 1859.
60 pages; [20] pages. 15.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 60

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Collection of Machzorim (Nusach Sefard) – Later Zhitomir Printings

Collection of machzorim printed by Rabbi Yitzchak Moshe Bakst and Rabbi Avraham Shalom Shadow, who bought the Shapira family's printing press in Zhitomir and continued printing books in the same publishing framework.
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
5 volumes, various sizes and conditions, fair condition, wear and tear. Some rare and not listed in the Bibliography Institute CD.

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Collection of Books of Printings of Shapira Family in Zhitomir and Slavita

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Five books, various sizes and conditions, good to fair.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 62

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Collection of Title Pages of Books Printed in Slavita-Zhitomir

Collection of title pages of books printed in Slavita-Zhitomir. Includes title pages of: * Siddur Tikunei Shabbat, Zhitomir, 1860. * Seder Ma'amadot - Slavita, 1826. * Chok L'Yisrael, Sefer Bamidbar - Slavita, 1832. (With the addition of the next page). * Mishnayot, Seder Nezikin - Zhitomir, 1857. (Two front title pages and first leaf of Tractate Bava Kama). Includes a section of the title page of Zohar, Slavita, etc.
Four whole title pages, and three sections of title pages + two leaves. Various sizes and conditions. Fair-poor condition.

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Collection of Books Printed in Russia-Poland

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Six books, various sizes and conditions, good-fair to fair-poor.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 64

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Or HaMeir – Koritz 1798

Or HaMeir, Chassidic and Kabbalistic allegories and interpretations on the Bible, the Megillot and the Festivals by Admor Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf of Zhitomir. Vol.1-3. [Koritz, 1798]. First edition. With approbations by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev and more.
One of the first books of Chassidut which mentions teachings of the Ba'al Shem Tov. The author, who passed away in 1798, was among the greatest disciples of the Maggid of Mezeritch, as well as being close to and a disciple of Rabbi Ya'akov Yosef of Polnֳ¡, Rabbi Nachum of Chernobyl and Rabbi Yitzchak of Berditchev.
All three volumes are bound together: 4-48, 61-80, [2] leaves; 52, 55-98, 101-120 leaves; 64 leaves. 20 cm. Light greenish paper. Fair-poor condition, stains and moth holes. Damages affecting the title page, the first and last leaves, pasted restoration paper. Rebound.

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Kedushat Levi – Hrubeshov, 1818

Kedushat Levi on the Torah. By the Rebbe Rabbi Levi Yitzchak, Av Beit Din and leader of the congregation of Berdichev. [Hrubeshov, 1818]. Edition printed in accordance with first edition printed in Berdichev by sons of author.
Incomplete copy: 3-78, 27, 14 leaves (originally: [1], 78, 27, 15 leaves). 21 cm. Fair condition, paper cut bordering on text, stains and wear on several leaves. Old semi-leather binding.
Bound with incomplete and damaged copy of the book Shevet Mussar from the Russia-Poland printings.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 66

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Divrei Menachem / Divrei Torah / Menachem Zion

1-2) Divrei Menachem, Torah teachings by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Riminov. Lemberg, 1863. First edition. Bound with the Mif'alot Elokim, Zolkow, 1865.
3-4) Divrei Torah, Torah novellae by leading Chasidic figures. Lemberg, 1864. (Stamped by Rabbi Hirsch Friedman of Zmigrad). Bound with the Menachem Zion by Rabbi Yechezkel Panet on behalf of his teacher Rabbi Mendel of Riminov. Lemberg, 1862. Third edition.
Four books in two volumes. Various sizes and good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 67

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Ateret Yisrael, Zhitomir – Segula Book

Sefer Ateret Yisrael, by Rabbi Yisrael of Bohopol. Zhitomir, 1867. First edition. Contains approbation of author's relative, Rabbi Aharon of Chernobyl, who praises the author and his book. He blesses the publishers, that the merit of the author should "protect them and the printers and the purchasers of this book".
Ownership signatures and notations of Rabbi Aharon Porush (grandson of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman) of Kapust.
The author Rabbi Yisrael of Bohopol (passed away in 1849, Encyclopedia of Hassidism, 2, pages 512-513) son of the daughter of Rabbi Nachum of Chernobyl. This book contains sayings in the name of his grandfather, Rabbi Nachum of Chernobyl, and his brother-in-law, Rabbi Shalom Shachna, father of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin.
[2], 70 leaves. 20.5 cm. Fair condition, stains, moth damage, restored damage on title page. New binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 68

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Arvei Nachal – Sudilkovo, 1825 – First Edition

Arvei Nachal, a wonderful work on the Torah, by Rabbi David Shlomo Eibeschitz Av Beit Din of Sorocza. Sudilkovo, [between 1825-1836]. First edition. Unidentified signatures on leaf margins.
First edition of a basic book on Chassidism. Its author, Rabbi David Shlomo Eibeschitz (1855-1914, Encyclopedia L'Chassidut, 1, pages 501-503), a great Chassidic leader and rabbi, Rabbi of Sorocza. In 1809, immigrated to Eretz Israel, to Safed, where he is buried. In his approbation, his relative Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev writes about him "sharp and proficient in Torah like one of the Rishonim and all his deeds are for the sake of Heaven". He wrote many works, including his famous halachic book Levushei Srad.
[2], 98, 168 (title page and last leaf missing). 21 cm. Good condition, stains. Several leaves in fair-poor condition [moth marks, glued paper and text damage].

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Auction 19 Lot Number 69

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Derech Chaim V’Tochachat Mussar – IaֵŸi, 1859 – Variant

Derech Chaim V'Tochachat Mussar Haskel, words that conquer man's heart and bring him near to his Father in Heaven, by Rabbi Dov Ber Schneerson [the middle Rebbe of Lubavitch]. IaֵŸi, 1859.
Variant. At the end of the book, two leaves bibliographically unknown, with a list of signatures of people from Romanian cities.
[1], 148, [3] leaves. 19 cm. Good condition. Stains, few moth holes.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 70

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Sefer Ohr Yisrael / Sefer Ayala Shelucha

Sefer Ohr Yisrael, commentary on Tikunei HaZohar, by Rabbi Yisrael [the Maggid] of Koznitz. Chernovtsy, 1862. Only edition. Two title pages. Approbation of Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov of Sadigura.
Sefer Ayala Shelucha, Chassidic articles on the Torah [Bereshit-Teruma], by Rabbi Naftali of Ropczyce. Lvov, 1862. First edition.
Bound together with the book: She'elot U'Tshuvot Maharam Bar Baruch [of Rotenberg]. [Lvov], [1860].
Ink-stamps of Rabbi "Raphael Packer (of IaֵŸi?), ink-stamps of Rabbi "Mordechai Yehudah Shlomo Zalman Vizhnitzer Av Beit Din of Arad".
Varying pagination. 23 cm (paper cut not uniform). Fair condition. Stains. Moth stains (especially on area of binding). Ohr Yisrael book (leaves 49-50): restored tears with omission to text. Damaged binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 71

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Saraf Pri Etz Chaim – Chernovtsy 1866

Saraf Pri Etz Chaim, Kabbalistic commentaries and glosses to the book "Etz Chaim" as well as additional writings of the Ari. By Rabbi Moshe ben Dan Shoham, Av Beit Din of Dolinna. Chernovtsy, 1866. First edition.
Includes approbations of Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov Friedman of Sadgora, Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Opatow, Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz, and more.
Author was among the Ba'al Shem Tov's younger disciples. Was also disciple of his in-law, Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Zolochev.
[5], 83-147 leaves (of 149 original leaves, two index leaves missing), 27.5 cm. Fair condition, tears on title page. First leaves creased. Ownership signatures. Ink-stamps of the "kloiz" of Husiatyn Chassidim in city of Przemyֵ›l. Non-original detached binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 72

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Ner Yisrael / Kedushat Levi on Pirkei Avot

1. Ner Yisrael, compilations of Rav Hai Gaon, with commentary by the Maggid of Kozienice and compilations from Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. (Vilna) [Lemberg, c. 1840].
2. Kedushat Levi, on Pirkei Avot, by Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, printed according to the manuscript of his disciple the Maggid of Kozienice, Lemberg, [1862]. First edition.
The books are bound together: [2], 24 leaves; 8 leaves. 24 cm. Fair condition, wear and moth holes. Antique binding, worn.

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Torat Chaim – With Glosses by Rebbe Mendel Hager

"Written in his own holy handwritingג€¦ the renowned Tzaddik Rebbe Chaim of Kosov, son of Rabbi Yitzchakג€¦ Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kosov" (from the title page). Stamps in foreign language of Rabbi Mendel Hager Rebbe of Zablutov. Last pages have glosses on Kabbalistic topics in Rabbi Mendel's own handwriting. (Handwriting is identical to his handwriting which appears in the Encyclopedia L'Chachmei Galicia, Volume 2, pages 59-60 - see attached material).
Rebbe Mendel Hager (1840-1910), only son of Rabbi Ya'akov of Zablutov, son of Rabbi David of Zablutov (brother of author Rabbi Chaim of Kosov - a founder of the Vizhnitz dynasty).
[1], 5-39, 7 leaves. 24 cm. Wide margins. Good condition, stains and foxing. Owner's signature "Shmuel ---". Fancy new binding.
Without 2 additional leaves of omissions and table of mistakes, missing from most copies, see Bibliography Institute CD Listing 0137870.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 74

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Mishkenot HaRo’im – Responsa and Eulogies

Mishkenot HaRo'im, Volume 1: Responsa and Novella. Volume 2 contains three separate sections: "Et Dodim", "Et Metzo" and "Et Shalom" - eulogies on leading rabbis of Galicia and on the Rebbes Avraham of Stretin and his brother Rebbe Eliezer of Azipoli; eulogy on Rebbe Shalom of Belz. Lemberg, 1865.
First book of Rabbi Yechiel Michel Hibner (1834-1907) Av Beit Din of Nizhnov in the Stanislav region, an outstanding Torah genius, in contact with the Rebbes of Stretin, Premishlan, Vizhnitz and Belz. Also spent time with Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin and his sons and Rabbi Chaim of Sanz and his sons. Eulogized many of the Torah geniuses and Rebbes of his generation. Authored many books: "Nachala L'Yisrael", "Sha'ar Bat Rabim", "Hadrat Kodesh", "Hadar Responsa" etc.
[3], 90 leaves; [1] 21 leaves; [1] 25 leaves. 24 cm. Good condition, few stains. Owner's signature "Shmuel ---". Fancy new binding.
Very rare. The book is printed in booklets, numbering a few hundred copies. (Encyclopedia Galicia, Volume 2, page 376).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 75

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Da’at Kedoshim – Buchach – Lvov, 1871

Sefer Da'at Kedoshim, on Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De'ah, laws of slaughtering and non-kosher animals, by Rabbi Avraham David, Av Beit Din of Buchach, with Gidulei HaKodesh. Lvov, 1871. First edition.
The Rebbe Rabbi Avraham David Warman of Buchach (1771-1841, Encyclopedia of Hassidism, I, pp.68-72), disciple of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, Av Beit Din of Yazlovets and Buchach, rabbinical authority and Kabbalist, among the geniuses of his generation, author of "Eshel Avraham" and many other books.
[2], 33, 20, 34-146, 31 leaves. 34.5 cm. Good-fair condition, moth damage and some wear. Detached semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 76

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Collection of Various Books of Chassidism

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Total of approx. 14 books. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 77

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Collection of Various Books of Chassidism

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Seven volumes, various sizes and conditions. Good-fair condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 78

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Nine Books of Chassidut

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Nine books and booklets in total, good to good-fair condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 79

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Collection of Books of Chassidism

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Ten books in five volumes. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 80

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Mishnayot Komarna – Seder Zera’im

Mishnayot Seder Zera'im, with a commentary by Admor Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Isaac of Komarna. Lemberg, 1862. Second print of the first edition, [the title page is the only difference between the two]. Various signatures and owners' ink-stamps.
[5], 97, 26, 92, [1] leaf. 29 cm. Varying good-fair condition, wear damage and light tears. Tears affecting the text on the title page and leaf 2. Semi-leather, very worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 81

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Darkei HaChaim – Copy of Rebbe Aharon Rokeach of Dobromil

Darkei HaChaim, on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim and Shulchan Aruch Harav of Liadi, responsa and Chassidic homiletics, by Rabbi Yosef Av Beit Din of Cherin. Piotrkow, 1883. Only edition. Approbations by the Twersky Rebbes (Rabbi Yochanan of Rachmistrivka and his sons, Rabbi Ya'akov Yitzchak of Khyriv, Rabbi Mordechai Dov of Hornostaipil, Rabbi Efraim Margaliot Av Beit Din of Maziv etc.).
Handwritten inscriptions that the book belongs to Rebbe Aharon Rokeach of Dobromil - son of Rabbi Yehuda Zundel Rebbe of Uchanie, (son of Rebbe Shalom of Belz). Owners' stamps of his relative the Rebbe of Przemyֵ›l, Rabbi Baruch Avraham Rokeach of Przemyֵ›l. Handwritten Torah novellae.
256 pages, 26 cm. Good condition, stains. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 82

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Three Books by Rebbe Yehoshua of DzikֿŒw

1. Emek Halacha, on Talmudic topics, by Rebbe Yehoshua Horowitz of DzikֿŒw, grandson of Rabbi Naftali of Ropczyce. Lemberg, 1870. First edition.
2-3. Ateret Yeshua, on the Five Books of Torah. By Rebbe Yehoshua Horowitz Rabbi of DzikֿŒw. Volume 1, Cracow, 1918. Volume 2, Cracow, 1925. First edition.
3. Ateret Yeshua Responsa, Volume 1, by Rebbe Yehoshua Horowitz Rabbi of DzikֿŒw, Cracow, 1931. First edition.
Rebbe Yehoshua Horowitz (1848-1913), son of Rabbi Meir of DzikֿŒw, grandson of Rabbi Naftali of Ropczyce, was appointed Rebbe of DzikֿŒw and from 1877, served as Rebbe instead of his great father.
Four books in three volumes. Various sizes and conditions, overall good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 83

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Seven Books of Chassidut – Dinov and Mukachevo

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Seven volumes and booklets in total, varying sizes, good to good-fair condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 84

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Book Collection of Chabad Chassidism

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Ten books + approx. twenty booklets. Various sizes and conditions

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Auction 19 Lot Number 85

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“Drushei Chatuna” – By Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in Honor of Marriage of His Daughter to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn – Chabad Rabbi

Drushei Chatuna by Rebbe of Lubavitch, "delivered in honor of marriage of his daughter". Riga, [1928].
Collection of sermons delivered by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn on the occasion of the marriage of his daughter, Rabbanit Chaya Mushka to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn - the Rabbi of Lubavitch-Chabad: "Shabbat Parashat Vayetzehג€¦calling the groom to the Torah", "on Mondayג€¦ the groom from Tomchei Temimim Yeshiva in Warsaw", "weddingג€¦ 14th of Kislev", "Shleyer Vermes meal", "Sheva Brachot meal", and more.
71, [1] pages. 22.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, minor tears. Bound with printed cardboard cover, reinforced with tape.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 86

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Torat Chaim – Shanghai, 1947 – Manuscript Lithograph

Sefer Torat Chaim, on Sefer Shmot. Chassidic homiletics by the Rebbe Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author of the "Tanya", and the Mittler Rebbe Rabbi Dov Ber. Stereotype printing of manuscript. Shanghai, [1947].
In the introduction of the publisher, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Rabbi of Lubavitch: "This publication is a photograph of the holy handwriting of the copyist Rabbi Shmuel Sofer".
[2], 669 leaves. 25.5 cm. Good condition. Original binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 87

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Book Collection of Breslov Chassidism

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Sixteen books in fifteen volumes and booklets. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 88

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Large Collection of Breslov Chassidic Books

A large and varied collection of various Breslov Chassidic books, most from 1875-1960.
Includes: Meshivat Nefesh (first edition Lemberg 1902, and other editions); Likutei Moharan (Jerusalem 1936, Apta 1938, etc.); Likutei Eitzot (Warsaw 1875, etc.); Likutei Halachot; Yerach HaEitanim; Tikun HaKlali; Chayei Moharan; Tefilla U'Techina L'Lag B'Omer; Zimrat HaAretz; Ma'ase B'Va'al Tefilla; Ma'ase M'Chacham V'Tam; Likutei Tikunim; Shivchei Haran; Sipurim Nifla'im; etc.
Approx. 48 books and booklets, various sizes and conditions, good-poor. One of the books has the signature of Rabbi Shmuel Horowitz, a prominent Breslov Chassid.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 89

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Yismach Moshe – Siget, 1898 – Rebbe Moshe David Teitelbaum’s Stamps – Copy in Preparation for Printing of Berlin Edition 1929

Yismach Moshe, on Bereshit and Shemot, by Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum of Ohel. Siget, 1898. Third edition.
Stamps of Rabbi Moshe David Teitelbaum Av Beit Din of Magyarlֳ¡pos - publisher of current edition. On the title page and leaves of the book, inscriptions of preparation for printing-copy of Berlin edition 1928. Corrections to title page version, note of page numbers etc. [possibly, Rabbi Moshe David Teitelbaum was also involved in publishing the Berlin edition]. Stamp of Rabbi "Yitzchak David Teitelbaum" [Rabbi of Magyarlֳ¡pos]. * Between book leaves, two handwritten leaves were found (one is a sermon for Yom Kippur and the other a prayer for the government).
Rabbi Moshe David Teitelbaum (1856-1935), grandson and disciple of Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum, author of Yitav Lev, served as Av Beit Din of Magyarlֳ¡pos and Rosh Yeshiva there for fifty years. Published many books of his grandfather, author of Yitav Lev and of his great-grandfather, author of Yismach Moshe.
[2], 203 leaves. 27 cm. Fair condition, stains and wear. Tears to several leaves. Worn binding.

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Books of the Rebbe Author of Yitav Lev

1. Sefer Yitav Lev, on the Torah, sections 1-5, by the Rebbe Rabbi Yekutiel Yehudah Teitelbaum Av Beit Din of Siget. Sighetu Marmaֵ£iei, (1875). First edition. Ownership stamps of Rabbi Naftali HaCohen Schwartz Av Beit Din of Mad and the Galilee (1846-1897) and stamps of his son, Rabbi Yosef Schwartz (1875-1944). Handwritten glosses.
2. Sefer Yitav Panim, Mussar for Shabbatot and festivals, sections 1-2. By Rabbi Yekutiel Yehudah Teitelbaum. Host, (1912). Second edition. Signatures and ownership notations.
Two volumes, 23.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 91

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Book Collection of Siget-Satmar Chassidism

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Ten books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 92

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Chassidut Gur – Collection of Items

* Four handwritten leaves, copies of letters, from the Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter of Gur, author of "Imrei Emet". * Lithograph of a letter of recommendation from Gur rebbes (author of "Sefat Emet" and his son, author of "Imrei Emet") to the newspaper "Der Yid". "A letter from the Gur Rebbe to the Diaspora - to our brothers, the Children of Israel refugees wherever they shall be" - a printed leaf. Jerusalem, 1946. * "The holy Rebbe of Gur" - an issue of the newspaper "She'arim", from the 10th of Sivan 1948, announcing the demise of the author of "Imrei Emet".
Various sizes and conditions. Fair-poor condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 93

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Kuntress Matan Torah / Kuntress HaArvut – Rebbe Ba’al HaSulam of Ashlag

Two pamphlets written and published by Ba'al HaSulam - the Rebbe, Mekubal Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag, dedicated to "spreading original knowledge of the soul of Judaism, religion and kabbalistic wisdom amongst the people". * Kuntress Matan Torah - Kuntress 1. Tel Aviv, 1st of Sivan 1933. * Kuntress HaArvut - Kuntress 2. Tel Aviv, 14th of Sivan 1933.
The Torah genius Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag (1885-1955), brilliant Torah scholar, holy mekubal served in the Warsaw rabbinate, immigrated to Jerusalem in 1922, where he established the Itur Rabbanim Yeshiva for studying the revealed part of Torah, besides his many classes in kabbala taught to chosen young men. Eventually, a large group of disciples and Chassidim gathered around him and he became a Rebbe. He did much to spread the wisdom of kabbala and in this framework wrote and published many books. His most prominent work is the Sulam commentary on the Zohar. These booklets are some of the first works that he printed [only his commentary Eitz Chaim preceded them].
Two booklets. 30 cm. 8 leaves in each booklet. Good-fair condition, stains and wear. Cover title pages in poor condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 94

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Collection of Books of Wills and Eulogies

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Various sizes and conditions. Ownership signatures and stamps.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 95

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Raziel HaMalach – First Printing – Segula Book

"This book was given to ancient Man by Angel Raziel". Kabbalah and Segulot [supernatural cures]. Amsterdam, 1701. Moshe Mindis Quotinu Press. First edition. Many Kabbalistic illustrations.
This book is the source of many known Segulot; for retaining material studied, amulet for protection of woman giving birth. Having this book at home is a verified Segula for protection against disaster and fire as written on the title page of this book: "Excellent Segula to have wise sons and for success and blessing and to put out the fire and protect against any demon and disasterג€¦ anybody who owns this book will have blessing in his wealth and will have a salvation at the time of need. All Torah observant Jews will testify to this". Some say that it is a Segula for childless couples and for women experiencing difficult labor.
Forty five leaves. 21.2 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and mildew stains on sheet margins. New binding.
Handwritten prayers and Segulot glued on leaves of binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 96

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Sefer Ginat Egoz – Hanau, 1614

Sefer Ginat Egoz on the wisdom of Kabbalah, by Rabbeinu Yosef Ibn Gikatila. Hanau, [1614]. First edition. Illustrated title page and Kabbalistic illustrations. Approbation by Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz (The Holy Shl"a).
44, 43-58, 58-75 leaves. 29.5 cm. Good condition, water stains, minor moth damage. Stamps and ex-libris of "Sa'adat Bachurim" Association in Amsterdam.

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