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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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Auction 19 Lot Number 97

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Sefer Shnei Luchot Habrit – Frankfurt An Der Oder, 1717

Sefer Shnei Luchot Habrit, by Rabbi Yeshaya HaLevi Horowitz. Includes introduction "Vavei Ha'Amudim", by his son Rabbi Sheftel Horowitz. Frankfurt an der Oder, [1717].
Stamps of Rabbi "Daniel Zeligג€¦ Zacks, Rosh Metivta in the region of Kaunas" [Rabbi in Lithuania and Jerusalem. Author of book "Chemdat Daniel", Jerusalem, 1932].
[3], 422; 44 leaves (missing: first title page. Separate title page for "Vavei Ha'Amudim"). Bound in two volumes. 31 cm. Good condition. Many stains, few tears.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 98

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Etz Chaim – Nahar Shalom, Jerusalem 1867 – Corrections and Manuscript Leaf by Rabbi Yehuda Petayah

Etz Chaim, by Rabbi Chaim Vital. Jerusalem, 1866. Bound with the Nahar Shalom by Rabbi Shalom Sharabi. Jerusalem, 1867. Two bibliographically unknown leaves at the end of the Nahar Shalom.
Glosses and corrections in two different handwritings, one similar to the handwriting of holy Gaon and Mekubal Rabbi Yehuda Petayah. A (torn) leaf was found within the book's sheets, written on both sides in Rabbi Yehuda Petayah's handwriting (paragraph copied from the Zohar interpretation on Shir Ha-Shirim).
154; 39 leaves, 33 cm. Good condition. Rebound.
S. Ha-Levi 135-136.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 99

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Shiur Koma – Copy of Rabbi Pinchas of Kantikoziva

Sefer Shiur Koma, inclusive index for all books of Kabbalah, by Rabbi Moshe Cordovero - the Ramak. Warsaw, [1883]. First edition of manuscript.
Numerous stamps of the Rebbe Rabbi "Pinchas Rabinowitz Kantikoziva". Handwritten caption "Proofread and complete". - Rabbi Pinchas Rabinowitz (1861-1926, Otzar HaRabbanim 16957), served as rebbe in Kantikoziva (Charson region). Succeeded his father, Rabbi Yitzchak Yo'el, as rebbe in Linitz. Described as tremendous genius in all facets of the Torah. His composition Avodat Yitzchak on the Torah remained handwritten. Among his sons: Rabbi Ya'akov Yisrael the Rebbe of Charson, and Rabbi Menachem Nachum Rabinowitz Av Beit Din of Haifa. Among his sons-in-law: the Rebbes Rabbi Moshe of Stolin and Rabbi Yitzchak of Skver. (For additional information about him see: Alfasi, Encyclopedia of Hassidism, volume 3, page 539).
[4], 188 pages. 23.5 cm. Good condition. Old binding.

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Sefer Shoshanat Ya’akov – On Wisdom of the Face and Palmistry

Sefer Shoshanat Ya'akov "Palmistry and Wisdom of the Faceג€¦", by Rabbi Ya'akov son of Rabbi Mordechai of Fulda. With "Tzror HaChaim", Chiddushim on the Torah, by the publisher Rabbi Chaim from Polonia. Livorno, [1792]. Printed illustration of lines of palm.
Ownership signature: "Gavriel Chaim of Ankona". Ex libris with illustration of palm and explanations in Latin.
[8], 44 leaves. 14 cm. Good condition, stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 101

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Collection of Books of Kabbalah and Destinies

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Five books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 102

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Siddur Sha’arei Shamayim Ya’abetz, Vol.2 – Koritz 1818

Siddur Sha'arei Shamayim by Rabbi Ya'akov Emden - the Ya'avetz, Vol.2, prayers and festival related topics (Rosh Chodesh, Passover Haggadah, prayers for the Shalosh Regalim, Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, Purim and Chanukkah) "the palace of Hashem's city has 14 gates, Sha'arei Shamayim Vol.2, also called Or HaChama" - Siddur according to Polish customs with interpretations, customs, Halachot and Mussar. Koritz, 1818. Second edition printed with the initiative and approbation of Chassidic leaders: the Apta Rebbe, Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl and more. (Approbations appear on Vol.1 printed that same year).
145 leaves. 18 cm. High quality paper, good condition, light restored damage so looks like it is in very good condition. Semi-leather, luxurious binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 103

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Machzor Sha’ar Bat Rabim – Venice, 1711-1715

Magnificent Sha'ar Bat Rabim Machzor. Venice, (1711-1715). Three out of four sections. (Yom Kippur, Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot), in magnificent leather bindings.
"Machzor with Hadrat Kodesh commentary as customary by Ashkenaziג€¦ printed for holy congregations of cities in Italy which include congregations in Venice of the Ashkenazim and Sephardim, from Padova, Rovigo, Verona, Mantova, Casale Monferrato, Gorizia and all their regions"
Three volumes: Section 1/A until end of Machzor of Pesach: 1-228 leaves. Section 1/B begins with Pirkei Avot: 229-360 leaves. Section 2/B, prayers from Yom Kippur: 197-372, 377-384 leaves.
38.5 cm, wide margins, printed on thick high quality paper. Good-fair condition, minor stains and slight moth damage. Antique rubbed-out leather binding.
+ Attached for completion, incomplete and unbound copy of section 2/A and section 2/B which includes prayers for Rosh HaShana and some of Yom Kippur prayers: leaves 50, 54-289, 300-302.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 104

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Machzor for Yom Kippur – Handwritten Appendices and Corrections by the cantors of the Gorizia Community

Machzor for Yom Kippur, according to the custom of Italian communities, with the commentary Hadrat Kodesh (second part of Part 2 of Machzor Sha'ar Bat Rabim, Venice, 1715).
Many inscriptions and signatures from 1813-1838, from cantors who served in the Gorizia (Italy) community and its surroundings. Handwritten prayer leaves, hand-illustrated title page, appendices of prayers, handwritten replacements of missing pages and many glosses.
[1 handwritten title page], 197-372, 377-384 leaves. 35 cm. Very poor condition, major moth damage, stains and wear.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 105

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Machzor Amsterdam 1706, Unknown Edition with Illustrated Title-Page

Yearly Machzor, Ashkenazi and Polish rites, Amsterdam, 1706. Copper etching illustrated title page.
[1], 125 leaves (apparently missing one last leaf). 21 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and light damages affecting the leaves margins. Ornate, apparently original, leather binding.
Bibliographically unknown. Not mentioned in the Bibliography project CD. The Vinograd and Rosenfeld CDs include editions with completely different page numbers.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 106

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Machzor for the High Holidays Ashkenazi Custom – Amsterdam, 1708

Machzor Ashkenazi custom. Vol. 1 is devoted to the High Holidays (Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur) with commentaries and Halachot. Amsterdam, 1708. Shlomo Prups printing press. Approbations by Amsterdam rabbis and Rabbi Naftali HaCohen Av Beit Din Frankfurt am Main.
[3], 228 leaves. 23.5 cm. Good condition. Antique handwritten caption "Monetary purchase for the Holchei Derech Tamim Society", colorful end paper, original luxurious leather binding, tears and scratches on the binding.
+ Additional leaves: postcard invitation to the Yom Kippur service, Amsterdam, 1935; synagogue monetary statement from the month of Elul 1946; "GEBED" special payer for the Holocaust victims "in memory of members of our congregation and in memory of all the members of Your People who were chased away from their homes and were killed in tremendous suffering and with no dignityג€¦", Amsterdam, [1946?].

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Auction 19 Lot Number 107

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Yearly Siddur, Karlsruhe, 1805

Year-round seder Tefilah, Ashkenazic custom. (Siddur Kol-Bo, with interpretations and Halachot in Yiddish-Deutsch and Tzur letters - including Tehillim with special title page). Karlsruhe, 1805. Approved by Rabbi Yedidyah Tiya Weill and more. Two title pages, the first one illustrated.
Owners' signature Rabbi "Itzak Walach" marriages, births and deaths records, years 1819-1830.
[6], 192, 166 leaves. 25.5 cm. High quality paper, good condition, few stains from use. Incomplete binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 108

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Siddur Atirat Yitzchak – Fancy Binding

Siddur Atirat Yitzchak, year-round prayers, proofread and accurate translated into English by Rabbi Avrahamson. New York [Budapest, c. 1930].
On title page margins: Made in Hungary - Stereotype printing of one of Yosef Shlesinger's editions, Vienna. For I. M. ALTER New York.
[2] leaves, IV pages, [4] leaves, [1], 352, 152 [should be 352], 2 pages. 16 cm. Dry paper, good condition, several detached leaves. Folded fabric spine. Ivory-like bindings, with decorations of the Two Tablets of Law and a metal buckle.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 109

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Siddur Tefillat Yisrael – Fancy Binding

Siddur Tefillat Yisrael, with Hungarian translation, Budapest 1906. Stamps and handwritten dedication from Vienna.
[1], 430, [2] pages. Approx. 17 cm. golden leaf edges, especially fancy leather binding, with buckles and metal and shell decorations. In original cushioned box.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 110

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Five Books of Prayers of Amsterdam Printings

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Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 111

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Seder Ma’amadot, Venice, 1780 – Miniature, with “Lamnatze’ach” Menorah

Seder Ma'amadot and Shir HaYichud, arranged according to the days of the week. Venice, [1780]. Bragadin Press.
124 leaves. 11.2 cm. Fair condition, stains from usage and wear, restored tears on title page. Semi-leather binding.
Illustrated leaf of "Shiviti" with "Lamnatze'ach" Menorah glued on back binding leaf, [hand-drawn illustration from the 18th-19th century].

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Auction 19 Lot Number 112

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Tikunei Shabbat – Four Books

Tikunei Shabbat, according to the Ari, prayers and Mishanyot to say on Shabbat, four editions: * Venice, 1792. * Venice, 1792 with the evening and afternoon Shabbat prayers. (Worn copy). *Livorno, 1853 with prayers and appendices. * Livorno, [1856], with prayers.
Four books, various sizes and conditions, good to fair, some worn with moth damage.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 113

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot – Four Books of Venice Printing

1. Shefar HaTikkunim, "For Atzeret (Shavuot) and Hoshana Raba, set and copied from Etz Chaim by Rabbi Chaim Vital as established and received byג€¦ the wondrous light the Arizal". Venice,[1696]. Wandermin printing. (Edited by R' Moshe Zakut, according to Venice 1682).
2. Shefar HaTikkunim, Venice [1717]. Bragadin printing.
3. Seder Tikkun L'Leil Hoshana Raba, as accustomed in Eretz Israel. Venice, 1728.
4. Sefer Tikkun L'Leil Shavuot, (copied from the book Shnei Luchot HaBrit) with appendices and Ha'Idra Raba. Venice, [1767]. Bnei Pu'a printing. Inscriptions and stamps of "Ohavei Torah" Association [Firenze?].
Four books various sizes and conditions, good condition to good-fair.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 114

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Tikun Shovevim – Three Books Venice Printing

Tikun Shovevim, for those who are accustomed to fasting during the days of Shovevim, (with Mincha and the Torah reading for fasts - VaYachel). "Arranged by the G-dly Mekubal Rabbi Moshe Zakut who leads sinners on the right path". * Venice, 1739 - two different editions. * Venice, 1741, with the addition of new poems.
The days of Shovevim are Mondays and Thursdays during the winter when the Parshiot of Shovevim are read (Shemot, Va'era, Bo, Beshalach, Yitro and Mishpatim). According to kabbala, these days are especially endowed for correcting sins. Various communities are accustomed to fasting, repenting and saying special selichot during these days.
Three books, various sizes and conditions, good to good-fair.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 115

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Seder Brachot K’Minhag Italia – Two Books

1. Seder Brachot According to Italian Customs, with songs for Shabbat and Motzaei Shabbat and songs for festivals and Sefirat HaOmerג€¦ and one hundred blessings. We added the prayer for women to say before lighting Shabbat candles. Laws and instructions in Italian. Venice, 1780.
Fifty six leaves (without the haggadah printed separately), 17 cm. Good condition, minor stains, ex-libris, moth damage to binding. Semi-leather binding, old and worn.
2. Seder Brachot According to Italian Customs, with Passover haggadah, Livorno [1823]. According to Venice 1780.
Eighty five leaves. 14.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and wine stains. New binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 116

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Pri Etz Hadar – Seder Tu B’Shvat – Three Editions

Three editions of the book "Pri Etz Hadar", order of prayers, learning and intentions for 15th of Shvat according to the book Chemdat Yamim, [with order for Chanukah and Purim].
* Venice, [1762]. (Oriental signatures). * Livorno, [1823]. Ya'akov Tovaina Press. * Livorno, [1823]. Otolingi Press.
15-16 cm. Various conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 117

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Collection of Prayer Books, Machzorim and Sifrei Tehillim of Italy Printings

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Twenty-five books. Various sizes and conditions. Ownership notations and signatures. Majority of Machzorim contain Italian translation. Some have fine bindings.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 118

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Collection of Pamphlets and Prayer Books

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Nine volumes and pamphlets, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 119

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Collection of Books on the Topic of Circumcision

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Five books, various sizes and conditions, most in good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 120

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Siddur HaShalom, Moscow 1956 – Magnificent Copy with Dedication

Siddur HaShalom, year round prayers, "Edited by the Head of the Religious Community of Moscow, Rabbi Shlomoג€¦ Shleifer". Moscow, 1956. Magnificent copy with cover printed in Hebrew and Russian. On the page before the title, a handwritten dedication is written in the name of Rabbi Shlomo Shleifer from Moscow, 1957.
This siddur was published by the religious community of Moscow, under the eyes of the Communist rule who preferred that the synagogue in Moscow continue its activities for the whole world to see, but only by the elderly belonging to the old world. The siddur was printed without a Russian translation to prevent Russian youth from being attracted to Judaism. [On Page 71 an interesting censor correction is found - in Al HaNissim, "al hamilchamot" (on the wars) was erased from the copy].
On page 2, title page in Russian. On page 479, introduction in Russian. Pages 5-6, introductions on prayer and peace. Pages 7-12, learning to read and Russian transcription of the Hebrew alphabet and Hebrew vowels.
479 pages. 26 cm. Good condition. Original fabric covers.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 121

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Passover Haggadah with Illustrations – Venice, 1663

Passover Haggadah, in Lashon HaKodesh (Biblical Hebrew) and in Italian [in Hebrew letters], "with some illustrations of all the wonders that were performed for our fathersג€¦". Venice, 1663.
Each page is in a decorative frame, with many wood-cut illustrations. Done according to the Venice edition 1629 [with minor changes]. Published in three editions: Italian, Ashkenazi language and Sefardi language [Ladino].
[26] leaves. 33 cm. Fair condition, major stains to half of leaves. Tears to leaf margins professionally restored. New fancy leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 122

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Birkat HaMazon – Das Benshin (With Pesach Haggadah and Illustrations) – Frankfurt Am Main, 1727 – Bibliographically Unknown Edition

Birkat HaMazon, as customary by Ashkenaz Poland - Das Benshin. With Shabbat Zemirot and Pesach Haggadah. German commentary in Hebrew letters, woodcut illustrations. Frankfurt am Main, [1727]. Shlomo Zalman Aptrod and Moshe Bamberg Press (in "Amsterdam letters").
Fifty two leaves, 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and wear (damage restoration on title page). New semi-parchment binding.
Bibliographically unknown edition! Not listed in Otzar HaHaggadot and in Ya'ari, or in Bibliography CDs!! In Bibliography Institute CD record 0182592 and in Otzar HaHaggadot record 159, a different edition is listed from the same printers which has the following leaf count: 15, 15-46, [1] leaves. The Pesach Haggadah appears on leaves 30-45. The Pesach Haggadah in this copy appears on leaves 33/2 until 50/1 followed by Birkat HaNehenin [blessings made upon food, drinks and pleasurable items].

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Auction 19 Lot Number 123

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Illustrated Haggadah With Map of Eretz Israel – Amsterdam, 1712

Passover Haggadah, with nice commentary and pretty illustrations, with a map of Eretz Israel and the order of the travels in the desert. Amsterdam, 1712. Shlomo Proops printing.
Two sections, the first with illustrations of Moshe and Aharon and an illustration of Moshe at the burning bush. The illustrations and maps, copper etchings done by Avraham ben Ya'akov [Avraham the convert] illustrator of Amsterdam Haggadah 11695 (the whole haggadah was printed according to that edition, with variations in the illustrations of the title page and two other illustrations).
[1], 31 leaves. 31.5 cm. + folded map. Good condition, stains, minor professional restorations to margins and folds of map. Fancy leather binding (original).
Ya'ari 73; Otzar HaHagaddot 120. [See more about this haggadah: Prof. Betzalel Rut HaHaggadah HaMetzuyeret Shebadfus, Areshet, 3, 1961, page 24].

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Auction 19 Lot Number 124

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Pesach Haggadah, Verona, 1828

Sephardic Pesach Haggadah. Printed especially for the Ashkenazi youths Yisrael and his brothers, grandsons of the philanthropist Shlomo Aharon HaCohen. Verona, [1828]. Illustrations of Matzah and bitter herbs. Facing title page: Photograph-plate of Shabbat candle lighting.
[1], 20 leaves. 20 cm. High quality paper, wide margins. Good-fair condition, moth damage and stains.
Ya'ari 491; Otzar HaHaggadot 680.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 125

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Ten Haggadot with Commentaries

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Ten books, various sizes and conditions, some with new bindings.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 126

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Nine Haggadot – Oriental Countries – With Ladino Translation, Jewish-Arabic, Persian and More

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Nine books and booklets, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 127

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Five Chassidic Haggadot

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Five books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 128

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Four Haggadot – French Translation

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Four books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 129

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Collection of Haggadot – South America

Nine haggadot printed in South America.
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Nine haggadot. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 130

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Passover Haggadah with 238 Commentaries – Shanghai 1946

Passover haggadah, with 238 commentaries and appendices. Shanghai, 1946. Handwritten signed dedication.
[1], 72 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good condition, worn binding without spine.
Otzar HaHaggadot 4027. Photocopy of Padgorze edition 1905.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 131

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List of Pesach Haggadot – Peterburg, 1901 – Inscription of Author – Copy of Avraham Ya’ari (Including his Glosses)

List of Pesach Haggadot, which were printed worldwide over a span of four hundred years (1500-1900), by Shmuel Weiner. Peterburg, 1901.
Title page of book contains inscription by author (to poet Yosef Mazal of Manchester), beneath it notation and signature: "I have purchased it on Rosh Chodesh Tevet 1934 A[vraham] Ya'ari". This copy served Ya'ari throughout his composition "Bibliography of Pesach Haggadot" (Jerusalem 1961): Margins of sheets contain many dozens of listings of dates and notations in pencil in Ya'ari's handwriting (with several comments as: "We now have, I have listed", "I have seen without a translation", etc.).
[1], VII; 54; 12 pages. 29 cm. Fair condition. Detached leaves, stains. Coarse tears on several leaves. Damaged cardboard binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 132

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Mishnayot Taharot with Maimonides Commentary, Napoli 1492 – Thousands of Handwritten Glosses and Corrections from the Time of Print

Maimonides' Mishna commentary, Seder Taharot. Napoli, 1492. Yehoshua Shlomo Soncino. First edition.
Thousands of glosses, correcions, additions and omissions, scholarly remarks and illustrations in old, legible Oriental handwriting from the time of print. Based on the content, it is obvious that all of the above was written by an outstanding Torah scholar who learned the Seder Taharot in great depth. There are also a couple of captions and inscriptions in Yemenite handwriting [from later times, c. 17th century].
This first edition of the Maimonides Mishna commentary on Seder Taharot is known to have many errors and missing parts, all editions following this one were copied from the present edition with its mistakes, except for additions later made in the Venice editions of 1546 and Mantua 1563. The present manuscript contains numerous corrections and additions, most of which do not appear in any other edition.
Compared to the translated versions printed recently [the Kappach and Korach versions], the present manuscript seems far more precise both in the commentary translation and depiction.
The present manuscript with its additions and corrections was copied from earlier and more precise versions of that manuscript, from translations of the Mishna commentary written at the time of the Rishonim and it contains numerous additions that can't be found in any other edition.
Complete copy, [86] leaves. 36 cm. Fair condition, extensive, professionally restored moth damage with paper paste and fillings. White, luxurious leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 133

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Rambam, Soncino, 1490 – With Glosses Written in Early Ashkenazi Handwriting from Printing Period

Mishneh Torah L'Rambam, (the volume of Zemanim is almost complete, most of volumes Nashim and Kedusha, and several leaves of volumes Mada and Ahava). [Soncino, 1490].
The sheets have long inscriptions in early Ashkenazi handwriting (characteristic of the printing period, end of 15th century), most are Hagahot Maimoni'ot with appendices and different from the printed version, some of the glosses end with "by Rabbi Shalit" and some end with "the Ramach".
Hagahot Maimoni'ot, are appendices to the Rambam, written by Ashkenazi scholars from the Beit Midrash of the Maharam of Rottenberg, containing a compilation of appendices according to the words of Rashi, Tosfot and the Maharam of Rottenberg and Ashkenazi scholars. This work based on the Ramach (Rabbi Meir HaCohen) disciple of the Maharam of Rottenberg, has undergone additional editing by Ashkenazi scholars. Two versions of editions appear in print and several others in manuscripts. These glosses first appeared in the Rambam edition printed in Constantinople (1509) and are known as "Hagahot Maimoni'ot Constantinople". Hagahot Maimoni'ot printed in the Rambam edition in Venice (1524) have an entirely different version from the Constantinople edition, and these are the glosses printed in all Rambam editions until today.
From initial comparison it seems that the glosses in this manuscript are more similar to the version of Hagahot Maimoni'ot printed in Venice but they have many variations and full sections not found in the printed version. We also note that apparently these glosses were copied from an early manuscript where the Maharam of Rottenberg is still mentioned as "my teacher he shall live long (still alive)", different from the later manuscripts and printed editions.
Additionally, this manuscript has inscriptions and glosses in Yemenite handwriting [c. 17th century].
Approx. 85 leaves (originally: 380 leaves) + one leaf of replacement in Yemenite handwriting. Approx. 30-32 cm. Varied condition, fair to poor, detached leaves, stains, wear and moth damage. The glosses are faded with omissions from wear to the text of the glosses.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 134

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Large Collection of Gemara Sections of Bomberg Edition – Venice 16th Century

Collection of leaves and sections of tractates of first edition of the Talmud completely published in Venice, 1520-1523 by the printer Daniel Bombirgi. A small part of the leaves are from the second edition of Bomberg, 1526-1531.
Tractates: Succah, Yevamot, Sanhedrin-Makot, Eduyot and the small tractates, Derech Eretz [printed only in the second edition], Kritut and Bechorot.
Hundreds of leaves, various sizes and conditions, fair to poor.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 135

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Collection of Leaves and Printing Remnants – 15th and 16th Century

Collection of leaves and leaf remnants from 15th and 16th century printings. Varied collection, contains title pages, whole leaves and leaf remnants that were removed from "binding geniza". Not thoroughly examined. Amongst the leaves: a section of the book of Job with the Ralbag commentary - Naples 1487. Several leaves of Nevi'im Rishonim with the Radak commentary - Pesaro, 1516, etc.
Dozens of leaves, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 136

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Machzor – Aleppo Version – Venice, 1527 – rare

Machzor, version of Aleppo congregation. Sections 1-2 [two volumes]. Venice, [1527]. Daniel Bomberg Printing Press. Prayers, supplications for weekdays and Shabbat, Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot, Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, Chanukkah and Purim. Poems for Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Slichot for Asara BeTevet and Ta'anit Esther, songs for Pesach, Mila, Chatan and more. All the above-mentioned according to version of the customs of the Aleppo congregation. Includes unknown poetry which was not found in other Machzorim.
Section 1 contains leaves: 58-59, 61-136, 138-153, 156-174, 176-183, 202-258, 249 (instead of: 259, etc.)-254, 257-264, 273-287, 289-296, 321-384, 386-391 leaves (missing total of 103 leaves of approximately 438 leaves). Section 2 contains leaves: 545-568, 570-736, 738-751, 754-759, 785-815, [9 leaves] + double illustration plate (2 leaves). (Missing total of 29 leaves).
14.5 cm. Condition of leaves varies. Fair-good. Stains, tears, creases and wear. Several leaves with omission of text. Section 2 bound with fine binding, section 1 without binding. Exceptionally rare. A very limited number of copies of this Machzor are known, all of which are incomplete.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 137

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Yalkut Shimoni, First Edition – Salonika, 1521

Yalkut Shimoni by Rabbi Shimon HaDarshan. [Salonika, 1521]. First edition. Press of Don Yehudah from the Gedalya family.
This copy contains the majority of the collection of Nevi'im and Ketuvim: Shoftim until end of Trei Asar, Mishlei, Iyov, Daniel and Nechemia, Divrei HaYamim. Megillot and Tehillim.
Incomplete copy, some leaves bound out of order: 15-192, 212-228, 193-210 leaves; 66 leaves. (Originally, usually: 236; 67 leaves). 26 cm. High-quality paper, fair condition, moth damage and stains, damage with omission on several leaves. Paper cut with damage to titles on some leaves.
Rare edition with variants. Bibliography Institute CD, record 0176194.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 138

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Sefer HaShorashim, Venice, 1546-1548

Sefer HaShorashim, roots of Lashon Hakodesh [the Holy Language], by Rabbi David Kimchi (Radak) with explanations by Rabbi Eliyahu Bachur. Venice, 1546-1548. Justinian printing.
Date on title page: MarCheshvan 1546, in contrast to the last page of the colophon Adar 1548.
Owner's signature in Italian handwriting: "Yitzchak Chaim ---".
[2] pages, 5-548 columns, [1] page. 29.5 cm. Good condition, stains, restored wear damage to corners of several leaves. Parchment binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 139

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Sefer Ha’Agor – Venice, 1546 – Especially Fine Copy

Sefer Agor, laws and customs, by Rabbi Ya'akov Landau [1545-1546]. Justinian Press.
Among the basic books of Ashkenazi laws and customs during the period of the Rishonim. Printed together with "Sefer Chazon" (separate title page), halachic riddles and their solutions, by author of Sefer Ha'Agor. Among the first books of riddles in the halachic literature.
132, [4] leaves. 21 cm. Especially fine copy upon white pages, high quality paper. Good condition, stains. Cut margins on two leaves. Ownership notation in Italian handwriting [partially erased]. Restored wooden binding and leather spine.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 140

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Drashot Ha-Torah by Rabbi Shem Tov – Venice, 1547

Drashot HaTorah by divine scholar Rabbi Shem Tov Ibn Shem Tov. Venice, [1547]. Second edition. Ownership stamps and inscriptions.
81 leaves, 28.5 cm. Most of the book is in good condition, mold stains on the last leaves. Damaged binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 141

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LeKol Chefetz – Venice, 1552 – Signature by Rabbi Elisha Galiko and Glosses

LeKol Chefetz, Tikun Shtarot, according to Jewish Custom and Halacha. By Rabbi Eliezer Mili. Venice, [1552]. Printed by Daniel ben Cornelio Adel-Kind.
Second leaf contains old signature in Italian handwriting: "[E]lisha Galiko". [Rabbi Elisha Galiko was among the greatest scholars of Safed during the days of the "Beit Yosef" and the Mabit; served for many years as member of their Beit Din. Was originally from Italy and it is possible that he or one of his relatives signed this book]. Several glosses of great content in Italian writing (slightly cut off) on leaves four and thirteen.
[16] leaves. 18.5 cm. Fair condition, restored damage on margins of some leaves. New binding.
Books printed by Daniel Adel-Kind in Venice are few and rare. See article 1, M. Haberman, Areshet 6, pages 76-70 (attached material).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 142

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Ma’or Einayim, Mantua, 1574 – With Handwritten Glosses

Sefer Ma'or Einyaim, by Rabbi Azarya Min Ha'Adumim. Mantua, [1574]. First edition. Glosses in Italian handwriting. Ownership signature in Ashkenazi handwriting by the Etroger family stating that he purchased the book in Korpo, Venice in the year 1722 [apparently a merchant of etrogim from the Ashkenaz countries who traveled to the Korpo island].
Rabbi Azarya [Di Rosi] Min Ha'Adumim (1512-1578, Otzar HaRabbanim 16731), Italian scholar, proficient in Torah and science. His book Ma'or Einyaim was confiscated by rabbis of Italy, immediately after its publication, claiming that the book contains sayings which contradict the spirit of tradition and scorn the sayings of the Sages. The book was brought to Rabbi Yosef Karo - the Beit Yosef, who ordered the confiscation the book, however, the confiscation did not materialize. The Maharal of Prague spoke harshly about the book and it is known that his composition Be'er HaGola was composed as a response to this book. [Despite the negative attitude towards the book, some authors cited sayings from the book, and the Sdei Chemed endorsed them, and wrote that the fact that the confiscation of the Beit Yosef was not carried out is a sign from Heaven that the book is worthy of reaching the public].
During the course of the polemic regarding the book an agreement was reached with Rabbi Azarya that he would remove six leaves (52-53, 81-82, 87-88) from the book which contain inappropriate ideas, and substitute them with other leaves; in addition he would print and include the critique of Rabbi Moshe Proventzalo in the book.
This copy contains the replaced leaves and is missing the leaves of the critique of Rabbi Moshe Proventzalo with the author's response. Other editions contain an additional 2 leaves with author's apology.
188 leaves, 21.2 cm., high-quality paper, good-fair condition, moth holes. Parchment and paper binding.
In some copies the author added leaves 189-194, or added [2] leaves with "author's apology". This copy contains antique binding, however, does not include any of above-mentioned additions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 143

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Be’er Moshe / Lekach Tov – Prague 1604

1. Be'er Moshe, explanation of the words and commentary on the Pentateuch and five Megillot, by Rabbi Moshe Shertlan Segal. Prague, 1604. First edition. Moshe son of Rabbi [Yosef] Betzalel Katz press.
2. Bound with the Lekach Tov, word and verb interpretations on the books of Nevi'im and Ketuvim by Rabbi Moshe Shertlan Segal. Prague, 1604. First edition. Moshe son of Rabbi [Yosef] Betzalel Katz press. (After the Tehillim there are: "Replies written by the Radak to the Christians on some of the Psalms as well as questions [!] he wrote about them"). The last leaf of the Divrei HaYamim was found in a different copy with numerous modifications.
Commentator-based Yiddish-Deutsch [Jewish-German in Tzur letters] word interpretation: "ג€¦I shall compile [the commentaries made by] the Ra'ava and the Radak and the remaining commentators and I shall condense their teachings into a simpler language spoken in Ashkenaz. And sometimes [I shall insert] insights of my ownג€¦ Moshe son of Yissachar Halevi (also known as Moshe Shertlג€¦ Segal)".
Numerous owners' signatures in Ashkenazi handwriting from the year 1782.
[104] leaves; [284] leaves + 1 leaf. 17.5 cm approx. Good-fair condition, stains and stains of use, detached leaves, little moth damage. Not bound.
Extremely rare.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 144

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Sefer Harkavah, Venice 1546 / Sefer Midbar Yehudah, Venice 1602

1. Sefer Harkavah, (punctuated) grammar book, Rabbi Eliyahu HaLevi HaBachur. Venice, 1546. Daniel Bombirgi printing press. First edition.
Forty-three leaves (incomplete copy, originally: book ends on leaf 44, and also includes another book called "Pirkei Eliyahu" printed through leaves 45-84). 14.5 cm. Fair condition, damage on the edge of the last leaves, stains. Binding.
2. Sefer Midbar Yehuda, Vol.1, interpretations by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh of Modena. Venice, [1602], Daniel Zanetti print. Only edition.
104 leaves. 19.5 cm. Torn title page with significant loss, the rest of the book is in good-fair condition, stains and wear.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 145

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Commentary of Abarbanel on Torah – First Edition – Especially Fine Copy – Significant Signatures and Glosses

Commentary on the Torah by the scholar Don Yitzchak Abarbanel. Venice, [1579]. John Bragadin Press at home of Johnny Di Gara. First edition.
Signatures "Yechiel Zev son of Rabbi Ezriel Tarbot" - The Ga'on Rabbi Ezriel Tarbot of Ascoli (Otzar HaRabbanim 9164), among the greatest Halachic rulers of Italy, author of Ma'arvei Nachal Responsa. For additional information about him see: Shem HaGedolim by the Chida under entry of his grandfather Rabbi Yechiel Tarboto Tzarfati Kolon. Glosses and notations in Italian handwriting [apparently some in his handwriting].
Additional signatures: "I have purchased the book from Rabbi Yosefג€¦ in the winter, MarCheshvan, 1813, Maharam Ettlingen", "Given to me as a gift by my above-mentioned Torah leader, Kapal Segal".
425 [instead of: 424], [1] leaves. 30 cm. Stains. Moth stains on several leaves. Especially fine copy upon white pages, high quality paper, antique leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 146

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Tur Orach Chaim – First Edition of Beit Yosef

Tur Orach Chaim, including "Beit Yosef" by Rabbi Yosef Karo. Venice, [1550]. First edition of "Beit Yosef" printed during his lifetime.
Notations, corrections and glosses [some cut off] in Oriental handwriting (author notes throughout book "this is not our customג€¦" "the custom in our country[ies]ג€¦" "It is apparent that the abbreviated style of Rabbi Yosef Karo caused him to write soג€¦"). Stamp in foreign language "Aharon Tzarfati".
459 leaves (originally: 1-24, 459, [1] leaves. Missing: Title page and index leaves at beginning as well as leaf with symbol of publisher at end). Fair condition, stains-mildew stains, moth damage. Several leaves with severe moth damage, wear and damage to text. Cut off margins and restorations with scotch tape on some leaves. Old semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 147

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Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat Venice, 1574

Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat by Rabbi Yosef Karo. Venice, Erev Pesach 1574. Last edition printed during the Maran "Beit Yosef" 's lifetime.
164, [5 leaves]. Missing the last index leaf. 21.5 cm. High quality, light paper, good-fair condition, stains and wear. Tears on the last leaves. Signatures and listings in [Yemenite] handwriting. Not bound.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 148

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Rambam, Venice 1574 – First Printing of “Kesef Mishna” – Missing Copies

Mishna Torah L'Rambam, Venice, 1574. First printing with "Kesef Mishna" by the Beit Yosef, printed during his life:
* Volume 1: Laws of Kiddush HaChodesh, with commentary of Rabbi Levi ben Haviv (from the Ralbach) and astronomic illustrations. Only leaves 271-304.
* Volume 2: Nashim, Kedusha. (Title page missing), [9], 218 leaves. Leather binding, owners' signatures in Oriental handwriting.
* Volume 3: Hafla'a, Avodah, Korbanot, Tahara. [13], 440 leaves (originally: [20], 451, [1] leaves).
Three large volumes, various sizes, varied condition of leaves, good to fair: wear, moth damage, stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 149

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Sefer HaKuzari – Venice, 1594 – Especially Fine Copy

Sefer HaKuzari "founded by the wise Rabbi Yitzchak HaSangariג€¦ composed by the scholarג€¦ Rabbi Yehuda HaLevi", with commentary "Kol Yehuda" by Rabbi Yehuda Muscato. Venice, [1594]. John Dagara Press. First edition of "Kol Yehuda" commentary.
299 leaves. 19.5 cm. Especially fine copy. Good condition. Stains, few moth holes. Antique parchment binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 150

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Divrei Shlomo, Venice, 1596 – Copy Signed by Admor Rabbi Nachum Dovber Friedman of Sadigura

Divrei Shlomo, Torah, Halacha and Aggadah interpretations by Rabbi Shlomo HaLevi. Venice, 1596. Only edition. Authored by Gaon Rabbi Shlomo HaLevi HaZaken (1532-1600) son of Rabbi Yitzchak, of the Portugal exiled. He was the rabbi of Salonika and among the leading sages of his generation. Other essays he authored were also printed: the "Lev Avot" (Salonika 1560) and the "Lechem Shlomo" (Venice 1597).
Stamped by Admor Rabbi Nachum Duber Friedman of Sadigura with an ink-stamp featuring a lion in the center, "Nachum Dovber Friedman" and a second stamp "Kinyan Kaspi" [acquired with my money, a stamp he would use to mark the books he purchased, as opposed to the ones he received; his Torah library was of the greatest among his contemporaries]. Admor Rabbi Nachum Dovber Friedman (passed away in 1883, Otzar Ha-Rabbanim 15912), son of Admor Rabbi Shalom Yosef of Ruzhin and his uncle's son in law, Admor Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov of Sadigura - holy sons of Rabbi Israel of Ruzhin.
Signature in Oriental-Italian handwriting on the title page by Rabbi "Yehuda son of Rabbi Eliezer". Numerous glosses in Italian-Oriental handwriting from the time of print.
217, 214-314; 14 leaves. 28.5 cm. Good condition, stains, light moth damage. Antique, luxurious, worn out leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 151

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Tana Devei Eliyahu – Venice, 1598

Tana Devei Eliyahu, Venice, 1598. Daniel Zanetti printing press. First edition. Few glosses and corrections in Oriental-Italian handwriting.
Sixty-nine leaves. 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition, numerous stains, slight wear and moth damage. Semi-parchment binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 152

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Responsa by Rabbi Menachem Azariah, Venice, 1600 – Signed by Rabbi Shlomo of Dubna

Responsa, Mishna and Sugiyot interpretation, by Rabbi Menachem Azariah [the Rama of Pano], [Venice, 1600]. Leaf 42 features a gloss in Ashkenazi-Italian handwriting from the time of print.
The title page is hand-signed by "Shlomo of Dubna" - Rabbi Shlomo of Dubna (1731-1813), great Torah scholar, grammarian, famous author and bibliographer. More about him "Yeshurun" essays by Rabbi David Kaminetsky, vol. 8-10.
[The book also has] a stamp from Rabbi Benzion Wiesel Av Beit Din of Turda (1764-1938, Otzar Ha-Rabbanim 3913), he was one of the greatest rabbis of his generation, and headed the Orthodox Bureau of Transylvanian Rabbis.
143 leaves, 20cm. Good condition, slight moth damage. Leather and marble-paper binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 153

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Atzamot Yosef / Masa Melech – Salonika, 1601

Sefer Atzamot Yosef, with Chiddushim on Tractate Kiddushin, by Rabbi Yosef Ibn Ezra. Salonika, [1601]. First edition.
Bound together with: Sefer Masa Melech, laws of state and taxes, by Rabbi Yosef Ibn Ezra. [Salonika], [1601].
Ownership notations: "This books belongs to the great genius in Torahג€¦ Rabbi David Olmaג€¦ Av Beit Din in city of Pfalz [Germany]ג€¦"; "borrowed by my brother-in-lawג€¦ Rabbi Moshe Getshalkג€¦ Elyakum Getshalkג€¦".
125; 72 leaves. 28 cm. Fair condition, stains, moth damage. Ink-stamps. Antique pale leather binding [damaged], with closure clasps.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 154

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Sefer Ha’Itur – Venice, 1608

Sefer Ha'Itur, monetary laws, Kiddushin, Gittin and Ketubot. By Rabbi Yitzchak ben Aba Mari. Venice, [1608]. Di Gara Press. First edition.
110 leaves. 28.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, minor damage. Ownership signatures and notations in Oriental handwriting: "Chaim son of Rabbi Yosef Tzarfati", "Ya'akov Menashe", "ג€¦Florentine" and more. Fine new leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 155

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Seder Arba Ta’aniyot – Venice, 1624 – Interesting Ownership Notation

Seder Arba Ta'aniyot, prayers and poems for Asara B'Tevet, Ta'anit Esther, 17th of Tammuz and Tisha B'Av. Venice, [1624].
End paper at front contain lengthy interesting notation in Portuguese, from the year 1670, regarding the Sephardic custom of announcing in the synagogue on Tisha B'Av Eve the number of years which have elapsed since the destruction of the Temple. The author presents two methods of calculating the number of years which have elapsed since the destruction of the Temple, and describes in detail the content of the speech of "Chacham HaKahal" on this occasion as well as the reason for the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile [it is possible that it is based upon an outline which "Chacham HaKahal" personally wrote, as preparation for his speech. Perhaps it refers to congregation of Anusim (Marranos) in Amsterdam or some other congregation of Anusim].
116 leaves. 15 cm. Good condition, stains. Moth holes. Original adorned leather binding, with laced clasps for closure (one lace missing).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 156

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Vowelized Mishnayot – Menashe Ben Yisrael, Amsterdam, 1646

Mishnayot, sections 1-2, proofread and vowelized. With explanation of all foreign words in alphabetical order (by Rabbi Menashe ben Yisrael). Amsterdam, (1646). Yosef ben Yisrael Press "in the home of his father, Rabbi Menashe ben Yisrael".
"Contains all versions as well as numerous glosses which were collected from the book Ba'al Tosfot Yom Tov. The book was proofread by the holy Rabbi Shlomo Adani".
In this edition Rabbi Menashe ben Yisrael began printing the Mishnayot with vowelization. The work was done by him and by Rabbi Avraham Di Leon [following another vowelized edition which was printed in Constantinople during 1644-1645].
Section 1: Zera'im, Zemanim, Nashim. [2], 113 leaves; Section 2: Nezikin, Kodshim, Taharot. [1], 115-160, 162-275 leaves. Approx. 15.5 cm. Good condition, few stains. Both sections bound together in new semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 157

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Miniature Chamisha Chumshei Torah – Geneva, 1617

Chamisha Chumshei Torah, Geneva, 1617. Kafa Eilon printing. Ancient stamps, signatures and bookmarks of dedication to Beit Midrash "Etz Chaim" in Amsterdam.
Five volumes, 11 cm. Good to good-fair condition, some with moth damage and use marks. Antique leather bindings, fancy and decorated with gold etching (Dutch style), slightly rubbed out.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 158

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Tanach Mikraot Gedolot – Basel-Venice, 1600s

Mikraot Gedolot, Chamisha Chumshei Torah, bound with: Nevi'im Rishonim and Nevi'im Achronim, Basel, [1618]. Ludwig Kenig printing. * Ketuvim, with Targum Yerushalmi and Darkei HaNikud V'Haneginot. 1618. Bragadin printing.
Four books in three volumes, approx. 40 cm. Good to fair condition, stains and wear, inscriptions, owners' glosses and signatures.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 159

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Tanach Mikraot Gedolot – Venice, 1500s

Mikraot Gedolot, Tanach with commentaries from various editions:
* Nevi'im Achronim, Venice, 1568, Johannes de Gara printing with Bombirgi letters. * Nevi'im Rishonim, Venice, 1617. Bragadin printing. * Nevi'im Achronim, Venice 1618. Bragadin printing. * Ketuvim, with Targum Yerushalmi and Darkei HaNikud V'Haneginot. 1618. Bragadin printing.
Four books, approx. 37-38 cm. Good to good-fair condition, stains and moth damage, inscriptions, owners' glosses and signatures.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 160

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Mikra’ot Gedolot – Basel, 1618 – Signatures and Glosses

Mikra'ot Gedolot - Chamisha Chumshei Torah, with commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra and Ba'al HaTurim as well as Yerushalmi translation. Haftarot as customary by Ashkenazim and Sephardim, with commentaries of the Radak. Basel, [1618].
Ownership notations. Signature on title page: "Shmuel Deutschlander of Pֳ÷chov" - Rabbi Shmuel Deutschlander (1806-1883), among the disciples of the Chatam Sofer (see: The Chatam Sofer and His Disciples, page 434), author of "Mareh HaLevanon" and more - Rabbi in Pֳ÷chov (Slovakia). [Bottom of title page contains scotch tape with printing of his name in foreign language].
Margins of sheets contain several comments and glosses in his handwriting in pen and pencil on the commentary of the Ibn Ezra (some are corrections to a version from a manuscript). Among pages of book, a leaf in his handwriting was found which also refers to the Ibn Ezra commentary. Several glosses in older handwriting (some cut off). Markings in red ink in sections relating to gentiles (censorship?).
[6], 2-228; 36; 8 leaves (separate title page for Haftarot). 39 cm. Generally good condition, stains. Title page and several leaves with wear and tear on margins. Scotch tape for restoration. Antique worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 161

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Concordance – Basel, 1632

Concordantiae Bibliorum Hebraicae, by Johannes Buchstorf, Latin title page and introductions. Basel, (Basilea) 1632.
The book was later published with a Hebrew title page: "Otzar Shorshei Lashon HaKodesh", this copy is the first edition.
[10], [456] leaves. 39 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, moth holes, mold stains on the first leaves. Old, worn and fine binding.

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Torah, Nevi’im and Ketuvim in One Volume – Amsterdam, 1795

Torah, Nevi'im and Ketuvim. Amsterdam, [1705].
Entire Bible within one volume. Hebrew with comments and preface in Latin. Contains illustrated title pages: Two title pages at beginning of book, the first decorated with copper engraving and the second with illustration in center, partially in red ink. Illustrated title pages for Nevi'im Rishonim, Nevi'im Achronim and Ketuvim.
Ownership notation in Hebrew and foreign language upon end paper.
[26], 333; [1], 352; [2]; [22] leaves. 21 cm. Good condition. Stains, wear and few minor restorations. Leather binding with pasting of original binding remnants.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 163

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Set of Chumashim – Torat Emet – Amsterdam, 1827

Five volume set. Torat Emet - Tikun Sofrim, Chamisha Chumshei Torah, includes Rashi's commentary, Haftarot, prayers and poems. Proofread and accurate edition based upon earlier books and scribes. Amsterdam, [1827]. Double title pages in all volumes. First title page contains illustrated copper engraving.
Five volumes, varying pagination. Approx. 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition, mildew stains. New bindings.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 164

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Haftarot for Holidays – Copenhagen, 1894

Haftarot for Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot and for High Holy Days, as well as for special Shabbatot. Copenhagen, 1894.
Two title pages. Hebrew and Danish facing pages.
[1], 109 pages. 21 cm. Good condition, few stains. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 165

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Tehillim with Radak Commentary, Isny 1541

Tehillim (Psalms), with the commentary of Rabbi David Kimchi - The Radak. Isny, 1541, [Paulus Fagius Printing]. Printed with the "approbation" of the Caesar of Germany: "With a bill called in Latin privileges, written and signed by the Caesar His Majesty, that no one shall print it within ten years from today Wednesday, 22nd of Kislev 1541".
Owners' signatures and inscriptions in Hebrew and foreign language. Dozens of handwritten glosses in foreign language.
108 leaves, 30.5 cm. Good quality paper, good-fair condition, stains, moth damage and wear. Semi-leather binding, slightly worn.
Missing [2] leaves that were added to some of the copies, the Radak's debate with the Christians.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 166

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Tehillim – Antwerp, 1565

The book of Tehillim [Psalms]. Antwerp, [1565?]. Christopher Plantin printing.
Miniature edition of Plantin's Bible edition. On title page: "Ketuvim - Psalms, Proverbs, Jobג€¦", but this is only the book of Psalms. The edition is identified by the Bibliography Institute CD Listing 0182221, but there was a special section listed for the book of Psalms.
Handwritten markings of chapters and verses, many glosses in foreign language on page margins, erased with crossings out (owners' inscriptions from 1689, 1699 and 1714).
[141] leaves. 10 cm. Fair condition, stains and wear, moth damage to lower margins. Detached title page. Rebound.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 167

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Tehillim, Cambridge, 1685

Sefer Tehillim, "Thoroughly proofread with vowelization and cantillation notes, with Kri and Ktiv", includes Sefer Eicha and its English translation. Cambridge, 1685. Johan. Hayes Press.
[7], 167, 169-213, [4]; 24 pages. 13 cm. Very good condition, fine leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 168

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Tehillim, Diglei Hodaya V’Hamitzvah – Sefer Segula

Tehillim, with Diglei Hodaya V'Hamitzvah. And with Mamtakei Yehuda on the 613 mitzvot. With Seder Ma'amadot and the siddur "Kol Ya'akov". By Rabbi Yehuda Yudel Landau of Jerusalem. Piotrkow, 1899. Two sections, the first in blue and red ink.
Approbation of Rebbe Yisrael of Sadigura (from 1898) blessing buyers that "ג€¦ they should have good and happy livesג€¦". Approbations from previous editions of the book including approbation by Rebbe Avraham "the Maggid of Trisk", who blesses buyers with "the threefold blessing of children, long life and prosperity".
[4], 6, 13-25; 696; 40; 30; 3-56; 48; 34 pages. 21.5 cm. Dry paper, good-fair condition, stains and wear. Semi-leather binding, slightly worn.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 169

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Tashbetz Responsa – First Edition

Tashbetz, all four volumes, responsa and Chut HaMeshulash. Amsterdam, 1738.First edition, with all sections.
Many signatures in ancient handwriting of Rabbi "Yosef Yuzel ben Rabbi Isaac Wertheim".Owners' signatures of Rabbi Leib Zunta, Rabbi Zalman Wertheim and Rabbi Chaim Yosef HaLevi Wanechtzeker.
[12], 91 leaves; 69 leaves; [1], 68, [1] leaf; [1], 101, [1] leaf. 31 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and moth damage. Damage to first title page. Leather covered engraved wood binding, new fabric spine.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 170

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Perach Mateh Aharon Responsa – Amsterdam, 1703

Perach Mateh Aharon Responsa, Parts 1-2, by Rabbi Aharon HaCohen Prachya [author of Bigdei Kehuna]. Amsterdam, [1703].Illustrated title pages for both sections, with illustrations of Aharon HaCohen and symbols of kehuna (priesthood), hinting to the author's name.
[3], 249; [1], 168 leaves. 31 cm. Nice copy in good condition. Stains, tiny moth holes to several leaves. New binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 171

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Collection of Books – 18th Century

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Total of 7 books, various sizes and conditions, majority in good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 172

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Tur Yoreh De’ah – Uncut Sheets, Pressburg 1845

TurYorehDe'ah. Pressburg, 1845. Anton Schmidt press. Uncut and unbound printed sheets. Printing order differs from page order (e.g: the title page was printed on the same sheet as leaves 129 onward in the book).
[1], 289 leaves in the wrong order. 43.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 173

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Beit Shlomo Responsa – 5 Sections

Beit Shlomo responsa, by Rabbi Shlomo Drimmer Av Beit Din of Skola. Orach Chaim, Yoreh De'ah and Even HaEzer.Lemberg, 1877-1889.
The author, the Ga'on and Chassid Rabbi Shlomo Drimmer (1800-1873), disciple of the Rebbe of Buchach, author of Da'at Kedoshim. Son-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Menachem Mendel, disciple of the Ohev Yisrael of Apta.Served in the Skola (Galicia) Rabbinate for approximately forty years. Among the greatest Hassidim of Ruzhin, replied to questions presented before him and arranged the marriage ceremony at the weddings of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin's children [who would meet him prior to the Chuppah and inform him of matters to have in mind while performing the marriage ceremony]. The Rebbe Rabbi Chaim of Kosov remarked that he responded according to Halachah in his replies and blessed him that his books would be accepted throughout the Jewish nation.
Volume 1: [3], 90 leaves; [2] 67 leaves; [1] 66 leaves; [3] 66 leaves. 35.5 cm. Good-fair condition.Dry paper, slight damages. Stamp of Rabbi Ben Zion Vezel Av Beit Din of Torda [leader of rabbis of Transylvania]. Old binding.
Volume 2: [4], 152 leaves. 35.5 cm. Good-fair condition, dry paper with tears on several leaves. Ownership signatures.Old binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 174

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Chazon Ish Book Collection

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Total of eight books. 33 cm average. Various conditions, fair to very good.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 175

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Shiurim of Maharil Bloch – Seven Booklets – Telz, 1932-1938

"Some of our Rabbi's shiurim" - 7 booklets printed in Telz between 1932-1938, of the shiurim of Rabbi YosefLeib Bloch Rosh Yeshiva of Telz, on halacha (Shiur Halacha) and Jewish thought (Shiur Da'at). [Parts 1, 8 of ShiureiDa'at, and Parts 2-8 of Shiurei Halacha].
Total of 7 booklets. Various sizes. Good condition, few stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 176

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Book Collection – The Vilna Gaon and his Disciples

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Total of 18 books in 12 volumes, various sizes and conditions, good to fair-poor.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 177

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Collection of Books by the Vilna Gaon

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Eight books, various sizes and conditions, most in good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 178

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Gemara Chulin, Amsterdam, 1728 – Regal Printing Upon Blue Pape

Tractate Chulin (small-scale edition, each page in the regular editions divided into two pages). Amsterdam, (1728). Printing press of Dayan Moshe Frankfurt.
Ancient stamps of "Beit Midrash of Rabbi Yechiel Wallach" [ancient Kloiz in Altona-Hamburg]. Signatures and ownership notations of Rabbi "Hertz Shayer" from the family of Rabbi "Bendit Shayer", from period of the printing.
[282], 69 leaves. 21 cm. High quality blue paper, good condition, some wear, minor stains and single moth holes. Gold paper cut. Fine original leather binding, with restoration of spine.
Rare edition. This tractate was not included in the list of single tractates of the Amsterdam printings in "article on printing of the Talmud". (Until today no additional complete copy of this edition is known. See Bibliography Institute CD record 0320460 in which an incomplete copy of [282], 64 leaves appears, and in record 0320458 a different incomplete copy of [282]; [68] leaves appears).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 179

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Or Yisrael Responsa, Kleve 1770 – Original Edition with Polemic on the Issue of “The Kleve Get”

Or Yisrael, questions and answers by Rabbi Yisrael Lifshitz. Kleve, 1770. Newly printed here in Kleve. The only Hebrew book printed in Kleve.
Rabbi Yisrael Lifshitz Rabbi of the city of Kleve (grandfather of the author of "Tiferet Yisrael"), arranged a get for a couple from the city of Bonne. The husband who was somewhat deranged escaped from Germany to England from fear of death (or persecution complex), and on the way divorced his wife in the city of Kleve (adjacent to the German-Dutch border). Scholars of Frankfurt and Manheim invalidated the get claiming that the husband was not fit to divorce ("Get Shoteh") and they emerged with sharp proclamations against the Kleve rabbi. Conversely, most of the generation's leading rabbis (the "Sha'agat Aryeh", Rabbi Yitzchak of Hamburg, Rabbi Shaul of Amsterdam and his uncle Rabbi Ya'akov Emden, the "Nodah M'Yehuda" etc.), ruled according to Rabbi Lifshitz's opinion, that the husband was considered sane and fit for divorce. The polemic caused a storm in the Jewish world at that time.
The book deals primarily with this issue and its aftermath, printed on leaves 31-32 are responsa from Rabbi Aryeh Leib, Av Beit Din of Hanover, Rabbi Yitzchak of Hamburg and an article with very critical expressions against Frankfurt scholars. These leaves were omitted from most of the copies and were partially printed with changes on one leaf. In this rare copy, these two leaves exist (compare with the censored copy in next item). In several places, the critical expressions are erased with ink, [some of these erasures also exist in the censored copy in next item, and apparently were done in the original by the publisher who was Rabbi Lifshitz's son].
66, 69-120 leaves. 19 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor damage. Antique worn parchment binding. Owner's ancient signature "Avraham ---". Mistaken inscription on title page: "Leaves 31 and 32 were omitted because of something that occurred" [actually, the rare leaves exist].

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Auction 19 Lot Number 180

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Or Yisrael Responsa, Kleve 1770 – Censored Edition

Or Yisrael, questions and responsa by Rabbi Yisrael Lifshitz.Kleve, 1770. Newly printed in Kleve. The only Hebrew book printed in Kleve.
Simanim 34-36 with the critical expressions against Frankfurt am Main rabbis were omitted from this copy, also Siman 33 was printed with many changes. (Compare with the copy from the first printing, in previous item). Corrections and erasures in ink on other leaves of book. [Some of these erasures are found also in the previous copy, and apparently they were done in the original].
Included in the omissions in Simanim 34-35: another responsum by Rabbi Aryeh Leib, Av Beit Din of Hanover against the Frankfurt Torah scholars (where he formerly served as rabbi), responsum by Rabbi Yitzchak Horwitz, Av Beit Din of Hamburg and polemic articles by Rabbi Yisrael Lifshitz.
31, 33-66, 69-120 leaves. 20.3 cm. Very good condition, foxing. Antique and worn semi-leather binding.

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Sefer Ohr HaYashar – Regarding Kashrut of Divorce of Kleve

Sefer Ohr HaYashar, responsa, rulings and writings from the years 1766-1768 regarding the divorce of Kleve. Amsterdam, (1769). Only edition.
Following a divorce by a slightly unstable (paranoiac) man, which was performed by Rabbi Yisrael Lifshitz, Rabbi of Kleve, who ruled that the husband is not considered a "Shoteh" [fool] regarding his intention to divorce; this spurred the famous polemic which shook up the rabbinic world of that generation. Rabbi Yisrael himself printed his book "Ohr Yisrael" regarding this matter. This book contains responsa by Torah giants of that generation regarding the laws of the divorce, responses which comprised the basis of the halachic rulings of the Batei Din in the following generations.
[7], 111, [1] leaves. 18.5 cm. Good condition, stains. Original damaged leather binding. Notations, ink-stamps.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 182

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Tochachat Megula V’Hatzad Nachash, London, 1714

Tochachat Megula V'Hatzad Nachash, two polemic books by Rabbi Yosef Irgas, against the Shabtai Nechemia Chayun. London, 1714.
[2], 62 leaves. 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, wear to title page. Fabric binding, worn at margins.
In the colophon at the end of the book "Hatzad Nachash" the date 1714 is written.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 183

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“Cherev Nokemet” – A Rare Pamphlet from the “Yerushalmi Kodshim” Forgery Polemic

Cherev Nokemet, "An open response to Mr. [!] Meir Dan Plotsky of Dvartaג€¦ on his polemic writing called Sha'alu Shelom Yerushalayim", by "Yosef HaCohen" from the city of Vienna, with the pamphlet "Kalya Orev" by Rabbi Refael Gordon Av Beit Din of Vasylivka Grodno region. S. Warahl (Seini), [1911].
A sharp polemic composition, the rarest pamphlet of all the polemic pamphlets written by Shlomo Friedlander the Yerushalmi Forger [who was used to hiding behind fabricated names]. Most of those who researched the Yerushalmi Forger did not see this pamphlet. Rabbi Meir Dan Plotsky's handwritten response to this pamphlet is known (see Tzfunot, 6, pages 67-70) stating that most of the rabbis' letters in this book are forged (it becomes evident by reading the pamphlet). Amongst the forged letters in this book is a "letter" by the Chafetz Chaim from Sivan 1911 where he "writes" that "in my opinion, there is no doubt about this matter and the dispute over this matter is an act of the Satan".
See attached material (photocopy of the articles written by Rabbi S. HaCohen Weingarten, Rabbi L. Eisenstein and a letter by Rabbi M. D. Plotsky) about this pamphlet and its rarity.
Bound with: Beit Va'ad LaChachamim, Rabbi Shmuel Shwimmer, IaֵŸi, 1909 (missing: cover with title page and last printed leaf); Mesamchei Lev, homiletics, Rabbi Gedalia Silverstone, [Washington?], 1925; a leaf of a list of "Selichot for Yom Kippur... what we say here in Kiskunhalas", 1909.
40 pages; 3-74 pages (originally 76 pages); 32 pages; [1] leaf. 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, leaves cut bordering on writing. Fabric and paper binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 184

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Milchemet Mitzvah HaChadash – Satmar, 1929

Sefer Milchemet Mitzvah HaChadash, polemic and rabbinical letters regarding the election of the Rebbe Rabbi Yo'el Teitelbaum to the rabbinate of the city of Satmar. Satu Mare, (1929).
"To announce the scandal which has taken place in our city and which affects the entire country. Published by the G-d fearing sect of Orthodoxy of Satmar" - Protocols, letters and rulings by rabbis of Romania and Hungary in favor of electing Rabbi Yo'el Teitelbaum, [who was elected as rabbi of the city in 1929, however, due to the intense controversy which erupted in the city, began to serve only in 1934].
[2], 5-10, [1], 13-28 leaves; [1], 12 leaves, 9 leaves. 19.5 cm. Fair condition, dry paper with damage to margins. Detached binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 185

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Divrei HaIggeret Pamphlet – Rebbe of Mukachevo Opposing “Agudat Yisrael” – Jerusalem, 1932

Divrei HaIggeret, written by the divineג€¦ Rebbe Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapiroג€¦ who respondedג€¦ about the matter of "the Aguda"ג€¦ to Rabbi Avraham Chaim David Schreiber, head of the Austrian Galician Kollel in Eretz Israel. Jerusalem, [1932]
The Rebbe Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapiro (1872-1937, Otzar HaRabbanim 6243), among the giants of Torah, Halacha and Chassidism in his generation. Wrote: "Minchat Elazar" Responsa, Sha'ar Yissachar, Nimukei Orach Chaim, Divrei Torah 9 sections, and more. Was famous for his extreme zealousness and his battle against Zionism and "Agudat Yisrael". This pamphlet includes two of his letters which contain sharp expressions against "Agudat Yisrael" and its institutions, as well as opposition to the Gerer Rebbe who was among the chief supporters of "Agudat Yisrael".
Eight pages. 25 cm. Sheet uncut in print. Good-fair condition. Folding marks, tears and stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 186

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Shefer Kriyat Shema – Salonika, 1755

Shefer Kriyat Shema, "to approve and support the customג€¦ of the Corfu congregationג€¦ of reciting the Shema in a musical tune and melodyג€¦", by Rabbi Benveniste Mirkado Gatenu. Salonika, [1755].
Pertaining to a dispute which erupted in the Corfu congregation regarding the custom of reciting the Shema according to musical notes accompanied with a choir; this spurred a polemic and many of the scholars of the generation were called to express their opinion. (For additional information about this affair: Anthology VIII, p. 366-367). Approbations and rulings by many rabbis, including scholars of Jerusalem such as Rabbi Raphael Yitzchak Zerachia Azulai - father of the Chida, Rabbi Ya'akov Algazi and others.
[1], 32, [3] leaves. 19 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Restored tears with omission on last leaf and on leaves 23-24, 31-32.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 187

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Mefiboshet Ben Yehonatan – Opposing Aharon Choriner – Prague, 1826

Sefer Mefiboshet Ben Yehonatan Maleh Davar, response on Iggeret (letter) Elasafג€¦ sent to all seekers of truth. By Rabbi Yehonatan HaLevi Alter. Prague, 1826.
Polemic book opposing the reform rabbi, Aharon Choriner and his book "Iggeret [letter] Elasaf" which he composed in the guise of a rabbi from Africa, in which he proposes to perform amendments to the religion.
Hebrew. Contains lengthy introduction in German in Hebrew letters.
Aharon Chorin - Choriner (1766-1844), leader and founder of the Reform movement in Hungary. In his youth studied under the "Noda B'Yehuda", served as rabbi in Arad and was faithful to Halacha, however, at a certain stage he went astray and began writing "Halachic" compositions which supported various alterations to the religion. The Chatam Sofer, the Maharam Banet and other rabbis of the generation fiercely opposed him and excommunicated him.
The author - Rabbi Yehonatan HaLevi Alter (1755-1855), Av Beit Din of Yaniko (Bohemia). Corresponded with the Chatam Sofer (see: Personalities in Responsa of the Chatam Sofer, p. 151).
[15], 4-31, [1] leaves. 20 cm. Good condition, stains and slight wear.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 188

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Sefer Ravia – Polemic Against Zunz and Rabbi S. Y. Rappaport

Sefer Ravia, a polemic work against Dr. Lipman Zunz of Berlin and Rabbi Shlomo Yehuda Rappaport, by Rabbi Elyakim Hamilzahgi. Offen, 1837. First edition, with appendix leaf pasted on last page. Signatures in foreign language and handwritten corrections.
Rabbi Elyakim Getzel Hamilzahgi (1740-1854), cousin of Rabbi Efraim Zalman Margaliot, disciples of Rabbi Efraim Zalman Margaliot and Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Voltchisak. Rabbi Elyakim who was an outstanding scholar of revealed and hidden Torah and a sharp critic, wrote this book as criticism of the book HaDrashot B'Yisrael of Zunz which was published in 1833 with comments of S. Y. Rappaport. In this juicy interesting polemic, he rejects the words of the maskilim of his generation, even using proofs from their own words.
[2], 21, 19-33, [1] leaves. Pages printed in incorrect order (see handwritten corrections). 23 cm. Good-fair condition, minor damages and stains. Original binding, worn.
See: G. Karsel, Kitvei Elyakim Hamilzahgi, Kiryat Sefer, 17, 700, pages 87-79.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 189

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Two Polemic Books

1. Lo Dubim Ve'Lo Ya'ar - or Mishpat Tzedek, "To exonerateג€¦ Eliezer Tzveifel from the false accusation against himג€¦ by the Enlightened H. Schatzkes. Avraham Dov Dovzevitch. Berdichev, [1890].
2. Shnei Re'im Tale, discourse between Chassid and a maskil (member of the Enlightenment movement) who have opposing views "He will mock wisdomsג€¦ and the maskil will miraculously prove to him the necessity of the wisdomsג€¦", by Eizik Kasher. Warsaw, [1889].
Two booklets.19.5 cm. Good condition, few stains. One without binding and one with damaged paper binding.
From Dr. Israel Mehlman's private collection.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 190

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Book Collection of Aleppo Scholars – Dedications by Rabbi Mordechai Abadi and Rabbi Avraham Dayan

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Seven books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 191

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Books of Rabbi Zaken Moshe Mazuz, Rosh Av Beit Din of Djerba

Book collection of Rabbi Zaken Moshe Mazuz Rosh Av Beit Din of Djerba (1851-1915).
Four books, various sizes and conditions.
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Auction 19 Lot Number 192

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Lois De Puretֳ© Familiale – Taharat Bat Yisrael – Tangier

Lois De Puretֳ© Familiale, Laws of Family Purity. Tangier, [20th century].
French translation of the book "Taharat bat Yisrael" by Rabbi Kalman Kahana. A typewritten booklet [several handwritten comments].
Twenty leaves. 31 cm. Good condition, stains and slight wear. Stencil printed cover, stained.
Bibliographically unknown.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 193

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Collection of Printings of Jerusalem

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Eight books in six volumes, various sizes and conditions. Signatures and ownership notations.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 194

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Notebooks of Financial Reports – Bukharian Jewry in Eretz Israel

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Six printed booklets and a handwritten notebook, various sizes and conditions, good to fair-poor.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 195

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An Interesting Dedication from 1746 on the Book Mishne LaMelech

Title page of the book Mishne LaMelech, Constantinople, 1731. On the reverse side of title page, a long interesting dedication to the "Beit Ya'akov- Ferrara Yeshiva" in Jerusalem from a Torah scholar abroad where he writes of his visit to the yeshiva which was then headed by Rabbi Yitzchak Zerachya Azulai, the Chida's father: "ג€¦When I went up the mountain in the court of Hashem's House in the midst of Jerusalem in 1746, on Shabbatג€¦ to study in the General Yeshivaג€¦ Beit Ya'akov Ferraraג€¦ and there the Rabbis were standingג€¦ Rabbi Yitzchak Zerachya Azulaiג€¦ and I askedג€¦this holy book Mishne LaMelech and they told me that it is not in the yeshivaג€¦ and at that time I opened my lips and vowed to send this bookג€¦ and I am fulfilling my vow and sending this book to the yeshivaג€¦ and no scholar is permitted to take it home to learn it because I have dedicated it to be studied inside the yeshivaג€¦ Chaim Shlomo".
A leaf torn on margin and missing, maximum size (including professionally restored margins) 29 cm. Fair condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 196

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Be’er Mayim Chaim, Salonika 1794 – Dedication and Glosses

Be'er Mayim Chaim, Vol.1, responsa and interpretations by Rabbi Chaim Nissim Raphael Motziri. With Torah novellae booklets "Girsa De-Yankuta", by the publisher, son of the author Rabbi Shmuel Noach Motziri. Salonika, [1794]. Only edition.
Fine, handwritten dedication on the title page from Rabbi Shmuel Noach Motziri to nobleman "Shlomo Baruch Hu". Two glosses in Eastern handwriting appear in the book's leaves, one of them is signed "AGN", apparently referring to Rabbi Chaim Avraham Gagin, 1787-1848, Gaon and Mekubal, became Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem in 1842 and was the first [rabbi] appointed as "Chacham Bashi" with his nomination as "Rishon Le-Zion".
[4], 123; 47; 42 leaves. 28.5 cm. Fair condition, moth damage, fungal damage on the last leaves. Worn and torn semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 197

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Avodat Hakorbanot – Dedication by the Author

Avodat HaCohen, book of the priest's service, order and laws pertaining to the Cohanim's service in the Holy Temple. Vol. I. Rabbi Aharon Hacohen. Piotrkow, 1913. First edition.
On reverse of the title page, handwritten inscription and signature by author "Aharon Hacohen, Rabbi of Novoschwenzani, Vilna Region" . Rabbi Aharon Hacohen (1865-1936, Otzar HaRabbanim 1599), son-in-law of the Chafetz Chaim. Rabbi in Lithunia and Tel Aviv, author of many books.
Before the introduction by the author of the "Chafetz Chaim" is an additional leaf, bibliographically unknown, of "omissions, corrections and comments" - this leaf is longer than the other leaves in the book (approx. 25 cm).
[1], 6, [2], [2], 86 pages. 22.5 cm. Dry paper, good-fair condition, several pages detached. Original binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 198

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Sdei Chemed – Dedication by the Author

Sdei Chemed vol.1, "Kuntrass Ha-Klalim", letters Alef through Heh, bound with: Sdei Chemed, [vol. 3], "Divrei Chachamim - Shut Im Rabbanei U-Geonei Zemanenu" by Gaon Rabbi Chaim Chizkiyahu Medini. Warsaw, 1891. First edition.
A dedication leaf filled in [scribal?] writing and featuring the stamp of the author Rabbi "Chaim Chizkiyahu Medini who resides in Bilohirsk (formerly Karasubazar" is pasted on the verso of the "Divrei Chaim" title page. [The book] was given to "my disciple Yitzchak Pesach son of Rabbi Meir".
His disciple Yitzchak Pesach is the son of Rabbi Meir Pesach, who was close to the "Sdei Chemed" in the town of Bilohirsk (Crimean Peninsula). Both father and son are mentioned on both parts of a "global greeting" which was printed with the "volunteer names" list: "his disciple Yitzchak Pesach son of Rabbi Meir Pesach". "My disciple Rabbi Meir Pesachג€¦". See more about him in the enclosed material.
[4], 3-7, 4-248 pages; 240 pages. 32.5 cm. Good condition, original semi-leather binding with gilded adornments, carrying the title of "Sdei Chemed - Alef", damaged binding.

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Yoru Mishpatecha L’Ya’akov – Calcutta, 1982 – Author’s Dedication

Yoru Mishpatecha L'Ya'akov, ethics, tales, parables and prayers. By Rabbi Ya'akov Sucari. Calcutta (India), [1882].
On leaf before title page, a long dedication handwritten and signed by the author to Mordechai HaLevi "A dear resident of the city of Sidon".
[2], 9, 140 leaves, missing: three leaves with Tikun Chatzot prayer and prayer for the sick. 16 cm. Fair condition. Stains, moth damage to leaves and binding (the first leaves have many moth damages, with missing text), several detached leaves. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 200

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Sefer Yad Yosef V’Revid HaZahav – Inscription of Author

Sefer Yad Yosef V'Revid HaZahav, second section, on Shulchan Aruch, laws of Pesach, and third section on laws of Yom Tov [with text], by Rabbi Yosef Yozpe Rosenberg. Uzhgorod, 1870. Leaf preceding title page contains lengthy inscription in foreign language in handwriting of author along with his signature (Rosenberg Josef Rabiner).
The Ga'on Rabbi Yosef Yozpe Rosenberg (1829-1901, Otzar HaRabbanim 8847), among the geniuses of Hungary, Av Beit Din of Pֳ¼spֳ¶kladֳ¡ny. Also authored the book Divrei Yosef on laws of Yoreh De'ah (3 sections).
140; 69, [1] leaves (Bibliography Institute CD lists different copy with additional 7 leaves at beginning of third section). 35 cm. Good condition. Stains. Ink-stamp. Non-original binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 201

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Collection of Books from Lithuanian Torah Scholars (With Dedications)

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Four books in three volumes, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 202

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Collection of Books with Rabbis’ Dedications and Signatures

Collection of books, with Rabbis' dedications and signatures, including dedications by: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Shapira; Rabbi Yitzchak Ya'akov Weiss; Rabbi Ovadia Hadaya; Rabbi Mordechai Aryeh Horwitz Av Beit Din of Anila; Rabbi Aharon Jacobowitz; Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taub, the Kaliver Rebbe; Rabbi Elchanan Halprin of Radomishl; Rabbi Aharon Weinstein; etc.
Signatures on books by the Rabbis: Rabbi Shalom Mordechai HaCohen Shwadron; Rabbi Ze'ev Edelman; Rabbi Shmuel Huminer; etc.
Fourteen books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 203

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Kuntress Po Eliyahu – Lublin, 1938 – The Author’s Dedication

Kuntress Po Eliyahu, "A sermon that I have preached here in honor of the siyum of the Talmud of the World Daf HaYomiג€¦", by Rabbi Eliyahu Rozen. Lublin, 1938.
A long dedication with the author's handwriting and stamp from 1938 [additional inscriptions in his handwriting are on back cover]. The author, Rabbi Eliyahu Rozen [born c. 1840], son of Rabbi Avraham Aryeh Leib Av Beit Din of Falatycze. Rabbi of Hessen (Germany) and afterwards Av Beit Din of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) in Poland, was murdered in the Holocaust in 1943. Of all his works (mentioned in the title page of this pamphlet) only this sermon has survived.
40 pages. 15 cm. Good condition. Bound with printed cover.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 204

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Tikunei HaZohar with Ma’alot HaSulam Commentary – Inscription of Author Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein

Sefer Tikunei HaZohar, with Ma'alot HaSulam commentary, first section, by Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein. Tel Aviv, (1920). First edition. Handwritten signed inscription by author to minister Pinchas Lavon.
Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein, the Rebbe of Stratin (1903-1969), grandson of Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Malik and Rabbi Avraham of Stratin. In his youth studied under Rabbi Yo'el of Satmar, was his prominent disciple and brother-in-law of the holy Rebbe Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag, author of the "Sulam". Studied and taught Kabbalah his entire life. Proofread and prepared the books of his rabbi, author of the "Sulam", for print, and also wrote this composition as a continuation of the composition of his rabbi on the Zohar.
[10], 393 pages. 23.5 cm. Good condition, original binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 205

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Tikun Leil Shavuot – Copy of Radovitz Rebbes

Seder Tikun Leil Shavuot and Leil Hoshana Rabbah, in large fine letters. Chernovtsy, 1849.
Title page contains two stamps of the Rebbe Rabbi "Moshe son of the righteous Rabbi of Kosov", "Moshe Hager of Seret". Many stamps of his son the Rebbe Rabbi "Yisrael Hager of Radovitz".
The Rebbe Rabbi Moshe Hager of Radauti (1840-1902) author of "Vayikach Moshe". Son of the Rebbe of Radovitz Rabbi Yosef Alter Hager (1820-1879, who was second son of the Rebbe Rabbi Chaim of Kosov and son-in-law of son of the Rebbe Rabbi Moshe Tzvi of Savran). In 1873 his father immigrated to the holy city of Safed and appointed him as successor in the city of Radauti. He, however, handed down the throne of leadership to his son Rabbi Yisrael and immigrated to his father in Safed. In 1897 he settled in Haifa and served as founder of the Ashkenazi settlement in Haifa. (For information about him see enclosed material, and in introduction of new edition of his book "Vayikach Moshe" published by Vizhnitz Yeshiva - Bnei Brak, 2000).
His son the Rebbe Rabbi Yisrael Hager (1876-1940), Rebbe and Rabbi in Radauti, immigrated to the USA in 1913 and established his Beit Midrash in New York.
192 leaves. 21 cm. High-quality paper, wide margins. Fair condition, stains, wear and moth damage. New binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 206

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Prayer Book of Rebbe of Strykow

Tefillat Kol Peh prayer book, Sephardic version. Jerusalem, (1980). Inscription "To the glorious Rebbe", stamps of Rabbi "Avraham Landauג€¦ of Strykow". Signed notation in handwriting of faithful assistant Rabbi Ya'akov David Weintraub: "The Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Landau of Strykow prayed from this prayer book for a number of years. A person who did not observe the Rebbe pouring out his heart to the Almighty cannot relate to it, pillar of Torah, pillar of prayer and pillar of benevolenceג€¦ writing through tearsג€¦".
The Rebbe of Strykow - The Ga'on Rabbi Avraham Landau (1917-2001), son of the Rebbe Rabbi Ya'akov Yitzchak Dan Landau (1882-1944). Holy genius, disciple of the greatest rebbes and among the closest disciples of Rabbi Yitzchak Zev HaLevi Soloveitchik of Brisk. Among the greatest Torah giants in his generation, humble and modest, led the Strykow Chassidim congregation in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem for many years.
[4], 416, [4] pages. 21 cm. Good condition, marks of extensive usage (stains and wear), gold paper cut, fine padded binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 207

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Prayer Book of Rebbe Rabbi Baruch Shalom Ashlag

Complete Tefillat Ya'akov prayer book, Sephardic version, with Tehillim and Ma'amadot. Jerusalem, (1973). Handwritten signature by the Rebbe Rabbi "Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag" along with his stamp. Handwritten notation "I have received it from the Rabbi".
The Rebbe Rabbi Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag (1907-1992), son and successor of the Kabbalist Rebbe Rabbi Yehuda Leib Ashlag, author of the "Sulam". Studied and taught Kabbalah, as he received from his holy father; established a large center for the study of Kabbalah and published his own and his father's Kabbalistic books.
[10], 3-328 pages; 112 pages. 20.5 cm. Good condition, usage marks (slight wear and usage stains). Original binding with clear plastic cover.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 208

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Siddur of the Rebbe of Malin-Radomishl

Siddur Tefillat Zion, nusach Sefard. Jerusalem, [c. 1960], Eshkol Publishers. Stamp of "Rabbi Chanoch Henich Twersky, son of Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel, Radomishl-Malin Rebbe".
Rabbi Chanoch Henich Twersky (1886-1971), Rabbi of Radomishl from 1914 and Rebbe from 1918. In 1924, immigrated to the US where he established his Beit Midrash in Chicago and was known as the "Malin Rebbe". He was a Torah genius and scholar, very beloved and hundreds of Chassidim swarmed to him. In 1968, he immigrated to Jerusalem and established his Beit Midrash "Lev Sameach", called after Rebbe Chanoch Henich's books, in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood.
Eighty-five leaves (three leaves and the back cover are missing at the end), 20.5 cm. Fair condition, wear, detached cover and the other missing.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 209

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Prayer Book, Machozor and Tehillim by Chief Av Beit Din Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freind

* Bait Ya'akov Prayer Book, Rabbi Ya'akov Emden, Sephardic version. [Schlesinger Publications, Budapest, c. 1930. Stereotypic printing of Lemberg edition 1904]. Usage marks, tears and stains, especially on Zemirot Shabbat and Pesach Haggadah. * Pesach Machzor, Rav Peninim, Sephardic version. Vilna, 1924. Usage marks and stains, especially on Pesach Haggadah. * Sefer Tehillim, with Drash Moshe commentary. [Lemberg, 1879], bound with Seder Ma'amadot [Lemberg, 1879]. Missing title page and pages of introduction (some included, incomplete and detached). Contains some Kvitlach between leaves of book. Usage marks and tears on page margins.
The holy and righteous genius Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freind (1904-1996), son of the holy Rabbi Yisrael Av Beit Din of Bonyhֳ¡d (passed away in 1940) and grandson of the Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Freind of Nִƒsִƒud (1855-1932), son of Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freind head of congregation of Siget during the time of the "Yitav Lev" and the "Kedushat Yom Tov". Among the loyal disciples of the Rebbe of Satmar Rabbi Yo'el Teitelbuam; served as rabbinical authority in Satmar, Av Beit Din of Nִƒsִƒud from 1938. After the Holocaust he immigrated to Jerusalem and served as Rosh Yeshiva of Satmar and rabbinical authority. Chief Av Beit Din of the Edah HaCharedit. Following the demise of the "Minchat Yitzchak", was appointed as Av Beit Din of the Edah HaCharedit. Was known as being a righteous miracle worker and was sought after for blessings by people in need of salvation. Rama [Rabbi Moshe Aryeh] Talmud Torah and Yeshiva named after him.
Three books, various sizes and conditions, good to fair conditions. Some contain stamps of Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freind from various periods. Prayer book and Tehillim rebound.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 210

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Shemot Tzaddikim – Signatures of the Rabbi Yisrael Dov Odesser “Ba’al HaPetek”

Shemot Tzaddikim, a book written by the Moharan of Breslov, includes the names of the known tzaddikim that lived from Adam until our days. Jerusalem, [1958].
The title page and book sheets have signatures Yisrael Dov Odesser - in the handwriting of the "Saba" Rabbi Yisrael Dov (Ber) Odesser (1886-1996), a native of Safed from a family of Karlin Chassidim. In his youth, he became close to Breslov Chassidism and was the disciple of Rabbi Yisrael Kardoner and other elder rabbis belonging to Breslov Chassidism. At the end of his life, he became known for the mysterious note with the sentence "N Nach Nachma Nachman from Uman", and was called by his Chassidim "Ba'al HaPetek".
64 pages. 15.5 cm. Good condition, stains. Printed cardboard cover.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 211

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Rabbi Yitzchak Alfasi Responsa – Signature of Rabbi Avraham Shag

Responsa by Rabbi Yitzchak Alfasi. Vienna, [1794]. Second edition.
Title page contains handwritten signature of Rabbi "Avraham Shag" - The Ga'on Rabbi Avraham Shag-Zwebner (1801-1873), among the greatest disciples of the Chatam Sofer. Resided in Frauenkirchen [which is mentioned in his signature]. From 1827 served in the Shatmansdorf Rabbinate and from 1852 served as Av Beit Din of Kobersdorf. In 1873 immigrated to Jerusalem together with his prominent disciple Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld.
[2], 34, [1] leaves. 21.5 cm. Fair condition, worn with omission on upper corners.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 212

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Kol Sofer – Signatures of Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried

Kol Sofer, novellae on Mishnayot [Zera'im, Mo'ed, Nashim], by Rabbi Chaim Sofer. Mukachevo, 1881.
On the book's title page is the stamp of Rabbi "Shlomo Ganzfried Rosh Av Beit Din of Ungvar" and several of his signatures in a foreign language on the first leaves [another owner's signature: "Yechezkel Segal Landau"]. On the margin of one of the leaves are two long glosses, one [cutoff] is apparently in the handwriting of Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried.
Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried (1804-1886, Otzar HaRabbanim 18404), a great scholar and posek of his generation, Av Beit Din of his birthplace, Ungvar from his youth until his death. At age 30, he published his first work Keset Sofer which was privileged to receive the enthusiastic approbation of the Chatam Sofer, who instructed all his disciples "that from the day that the book Keset Sofer was printed, no scribe will receive a permit to write until he is proficient in this bookג€¦ and a scribe that is not proficient in this book will be rendered unfit for his trade". He wrote many works on halacha and aggada, but is especially famous for his book Kitzur Shulchan Aruch that was accepted by Jews throughout the world and has been printed in hundreds of editions in many languages.
[2], 166 leaves. 22cm. Good condition, stains. One gloss is cutoff. Old binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 213

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Collection of Grammar Books – Signatures and Glosses

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Seven books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 214

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Bigdei Aharon – Signatures

Sefer Bigdei Aharon, homiletics (on the Torah), Rabbi Aharon Darshan Te'omim. Frankfurt am Main, (1710). First edition, with approbations of Rabbi Naftali Katz and Rabbi David Oppenheim. Illustrated title page.
Signatures of Rabbi "Reuven Yosef Mondavi" [among the Kabbalists of Italy during the 18th century, at the time of the Ramchal] and additional ancient signature in Italian handwriting. Stamps of Rabbi "Yechezkel Panet Av Beit Din of Dej and the surrounding district" [the Rebbe of Dej, author of Knesset Yechezkel, 1870-1930].
[2], 40, 21, 20, 15, 16, [2] leaves. 31 cm. Dark paper, good condition, minor damage, paper cut bordering on text. Simple binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 215

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Kanfei Yona – Stamps of the Holy Brothers Rabbi Yitzchak of Boyan and Rabbi Yisrael of Sadigura

Sefer Kanfei Yona on Yoreh De'ah, by Rabbi Yona Landsofer. Prague, 1812. Only edition.
Title page contains picture of lion with stamps of Rabbi "Yisrael Friedman" and Rabbi "Yitzchak Friedman". These stamps are similar to the stamp of their brother Shlomo Friedman [see Kedem catalogue, auction 16 item 104] and to the stamps of the famous library of their brother-in-law Rabbi "Nachum DovBer Friedman".
The Rebbes - Rabbi Yitzchak (1850-1917) and Rabbi Yisrael (1852-1907), holy sons of the first Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov of Sadigura. After the demise of their father in 1883, they both served in the leadership in the city of Sadgora. After three years Rabbi Yitzchak moved to the city of Boyan where he established his Beit Midrash.
[3], 2-88, [1] leaves. 31.5 cm. Good condition. Various ownership notations and stamps, documents in foreign language on end paper. Renewed semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 216

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Emunat Shmuel Responsa – Signature and Stamp of Rabbi David of Sochaczew

Emunat Shmuel Responsa, Lemberg (1884).
owner's signature in his own handwriting and his stamp: "David son of Z. Bornsztainג€¦".
Rabbi David Bornsztain was born in 1876 in Nasielsk to his father, author of Shem M'Shmuel, son of the Avnei Nezer of Sochaczew. At the age of 20, was appointed Rabbi of Wyszogrֳ³d where he headed a yeshiva for older boys. After World War I, moved to serve in the Tomaszow and Zgierz rabbinate. In 1926, he succeeded his father as Rebbe and was one of the most outstanding rebbes in Poland. Died in the Warsaw Ghetto in Kislev 1942. His entire family perished in the Holocaust. His many books and most of his writings on the Talmud were lost in the upheavals of those years.
44 leaves. 25 cm. Dry paper, good-fair condition, minor damage and tears. Non-original binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 217

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Eshel Avraham – Stamps of Rebbe Rabbi David Tzvi Shlomo of Lelov

Sefer Eshel Avraham, Kabbalistic matters and commentary on articles of the Zohar. Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi. Fֳ¼rth, (1701).
Many stamps of Rabbi "David Tzvi Shlomo son of the righteous Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Biederman of Jerusalem" (with illustration of the Western Wall and cypress trees).
The holy Rabbi David Tzvi Shlomo Biederman (1844-1918), son of the Rebbe Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Mendel (1827-1883), holy and pure from youth, leader of the Chassidic congregation in Jerusalem. Was among the prominent Chassidim of the "Beit Aharon" of Karlin. The author of "Yismach Yisrael" of Alexander referred to him as "Torah Scroll". Rabbi Chaim Shmuel of Chantshin related that for many years he was the most righteous giant of the generation.
(Missing title page and leaf of approbations). 3-186 leaves. 30 cm. Good-fair condition, wear, stains and some moth damage. Worn semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 218

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Three Books Signed and Stamped by Rabbi Eliyahu Kletzkin, “The Gaon of Lublin”

Three books with signed inscriptions and various stamps belonging to the "Gaon of Lublin" Rabbi Eliyahu Kletzkin: * Lev Aryeh, on Tractate Chulin, 2 vol. Joseph, 1878. * Doresh Le-Zion, sermons by the Noda Bi-Yehuda, Warsaw, 1880. * Chevat Yair responsa, Lemberg, 1896.
Rabbi Eliyahu Kletzky-Kletzkin (1852-1932), of the greatest, most famous Geonim of his time, son of the Chabad Gaon Rabbi Naftali Hertz Kletzkin (disciple of the "Chatam Sofer") and son-in-law of the Lithuanian Gaon Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Lifshitz, Av Beit Din of Novardok and Schedlitz. By the time he had reached the age of 18, the Malbim had written about him that: "He is almost one of a kind in his generation, as knowledgeable in the area of Talmud and Talmud related matters as one of the Geonim. His diligence is wonderful and he is a wonderful manג€¦he has great Yir'at Shamayim and follows the path of holiness and purity." Served as Rabbi of Brezi, Marimpolis and Lublin, Gaon of tremendous depth, contemporary Geonim of Lithuania and Poland sent their questions to him. Moved to Jerusalem in 1925. Authored many books. (See enclosed biography).
Three books, various sizes and conditions. Non-original bindings.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 219

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Einei Yitzchak by the Magid of Vilkomir – Handwritten Family Lists

Einei Yitzchak, Volume 2, commentaries and novellae on Ein Ya'akov, Tractates Yevamot-Uktzin, by Rabbi Yitzchak Aharon the Magid of Vilkomir, Vilna, 1878.
At end of book, 4 handwritten pages, index and three pages of lists commemorating family occasions and dates of birth and death, in handwriting of the author's son, some copied from the author's own lists. In one list, he copied the date of his father's birth: "The date of my father, my teacher's birth, 1809, two days before Rosh Chodesh Adar in his mother's opinion and in his father's opinion, one day before Rosh Chodesh Adar and this was always disputed - this I have copied from his handwriting, Hashem should lengthen his days until the arrival of the redeemer".
The Magid of Vilkomir, Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Aharon Rappaport (1809-1904), served for decades as a preacher in Eiֵ¡iֵ¡kִ—s (1838-1843) and in Wilkomierz (1843-1884). At age 75, immigrated to Jerusalem where he lived a long life. Besides this book, wrote dozens of pamphlets and proclamations on various topics in Jerusalem. Many articles have been written about his esteemed character and his original opinions. These interesting lists reveal many details of his life and the lives of his parents and children.
[1 cover title page], 80 pages + 4 handwritten pages. Approx. 23 cm. Dry paper, fair condition, detached leaves and damage to margins. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 220

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Kuzari Sheni – Signature and Glosses of the Magid of Vilkomir

Kuzari Sheni - Mateh Dan, by Rabbi David Nito Av Beit Din of London. Warsaw, 1865.
On title page, signatures of Rabbi "Yitzchak Aharon Magid of Vilkomir", on page before title page inscriptions in his own handwriting, few glosses in book leaves.
"The Magid of Vilkomir", Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Aharon Rappaport (1809-1904(. Besides this book, wrote dozens of pamphlets and proclamations on various topics in Jerusalem.
84 leaves. 16 cm. Fair condition, wear and usage stains on all book leaves.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 221

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Five Books Signed by Rabbi Tzvi Pesach Frank

* Sefer Chidushei HaRitva on Tractate Shabbat. Warsaw, 1879. * Sfat HaYam Responsa, Yechiel Michel Wolfson. Vilna, 1888. * Sefer Chidushei HaRama on Tractate Sanhedrin. Warsaw, 1895. * Sefer Nachalat Shiva with glosses of Mahadura Batra. Warsaw, 1898. * Sefer Aruch HaShulchan on Orach Chaim, first section. Piotrkow, 1903.
All books contain handwritten signatures of the Ga'on Rabbi "Tzvi Pesach Frank" in pencil or pen. Some contain brief handwritten comments by him as well.
The Ga'on Rabbi Tzvi Pesach Frank (1873-1961, Otzar HaRabbanim 17554), rabbi of Jerusalem, among the greatest rabbinical authorities during his generation. Member of the Beit Din of Rabbi Shmuel Salant from the year 1908, and from 1935 was rabbi of Jerusalem. Sections of his many writings were printed in dozens of volumes in the books: Har Tzvi Responsa, Mikra'ei Kodesh, Mikdash Melech and more.
Five books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 222

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Books with Rabbis’ Stamps

For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Four books, various sizes and conditions, overall good condition, (besides moth damage to Book no. 1, tears to title page of Book no. 2, and stains to Book no. 4).

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Auction 19 Lot Number 223

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Collection of Rare Title Pages and Rabbis’ Signatures

Collection of title pages and single leaves of various books: printed in the 16th and 17th century, German, Hungarian and Russian-Polish printing, Oriental and Jerusalem printing, books of responsa and Chassidism, inscriptions on end paper leaves, etc.
Many have various signatures of rabbis from Hungary and Russia-Poland, Oriental rabbis and rabbis from various countries, such as: Rabbi Shmuel Binyamin Sofer (1873-1943), Av Beit Din of Derecske, son of Rabbi Eliezer Zussman; Rabbi Avraham Dov Singer Av Beit Din of Modernes (1794-1805) and his son Rabbi Menachem Mendel; Rabbi Binyamin Segal; Rabbi Moshe Helishvi; Rabbi "Asher Lemel Landau son of the Rabbi, Av Beit Din of Maade and its surroundings"; Rabbi Eliyahu Menachem Gvitin; Rabbi Avraham Ulman; Rabbi Baruch Leib Ulman; Rabbi Michael Dov Windgat; Rabbi Amram Greenwald of Satmar; Rabbi Menachem Abulafia; Rabbi Yeshaya Ibn Ezriel; Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel of Volodymyr-Volynskyi etc.
Dozens of leaves, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 224

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Sefer Ohr Torah – Berlin, 1745 – Copy of Rabbi Shraga Feivel of Gritza and Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Warka – Rebbe of Otwock

Sefer Ohr Torah, first "Etzba" of the book "Shtei Yadot" by Rabbi Menachem Di Lonzano - Tikun Parshiot Ptuchot U'Stumot. Includes "Masorah Rabbati". Berlin, [1745].
Printed and usually attached to the book "Torah Ohr" by Rabbi Aryeh Leib son of Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel of Pinsk, proofreader of current composition.
Ownership notation: "This book belongs to the rabbiג€¦ sharp and proficientג€¦ Chassid, worshiper of G-d out of extreme loveג€¦ Rabbi Shraga Feivel Av Beit Din of Gritza".
Signatures "Simcha Bunim son of Rabbi Mordechai Mendel of Warka, presently in Otwockג€¦" and additional signatures.
Rabbi Shraga Feivel Danziger of Gritza (passed away in 1849, Encyclopedia of Hassidism, III, p. 882-883), founder of the Alexander dynasty. Disciple of Rabbi Ya'akov of Lisa author of "Chavat Da'at" and "Netivot HaMishpat". Prominent disciple of the Chozeh (Seer) of Lublin, and later on among the greatest disciples of Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa and of Rabbi Yitzchak of Vorka. After the death of Rabbi Yitzchak of Vorka, succeeded him as Rebbe. His son was Rabbi Yechiel Danziger - the first Rebbe of Alexander.
The Rebbe of Otwock - Rabbi Simcha Bunim son of Rabbi Mordechai Menachem Kalish (1851-1907, Encyclopedia of Hassidism III, p. 827-828), among the most righteous of the generation and among the leaders of Warka. Appointed as Rebbe at the age of seventeen. Immigrated to Eretz Israel to the holy city of Tiberias, however, was expelled by the Turks and returned to Poland. In 1906 immigrated once again to Eretz Israel and settled in Tiberias.
29 [instead of 27] leaves. 20 cm. Good-fair condition, restored tears, many stains. New semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 225

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Sefer Orchot Chaim – Signatures and Notations by Rebbe Rabbi David Shapiro and Family Members

Sefer Orchot Chaim, will of Rabbi Eliezer HaGadol, with "Eser Malin DeChassiduta". Commentaries by Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Henich son of Rabbi Ya'akov of Izhbitza, the Rebbe of Radzin (author of the Tchelet). Lublin, 1903. Second edition.
Signatures and stamps by the Rebbe Rabbi "David Shapiro Av Beit Din of Kavsk" (1878-1924), of the Dinov dynasty, Rebbe in the city of Kavsk and later on in Sanok (for additional information about him see: Encyclopedia of Hassidism I, 487-488). Record of his lineage to the Bnei Yissaschar. Signatures of his son Rabbi Moshe Shapiro [Av Beit Din of Tarba].
Two lengthy interesting notations in the handwriting and signature of Rabbi Tuvia son of Rabbi Moshe Shapiro [of Przemysl], also from the Bnei Yissaschar lineage (grandson of his son Rabbi Shmuel), in denigration of "the black gangs": "Beware of befriending the new black gangsג€¦ I cannot specify them ג€¦", "from this holy introduction it is apparent that it is prohibited to go outג€¦ and join the black gangsג€¦ they are reformists, Zionists, Orients etcג€¦".
[4], 144 pages. 18.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, ink-stamps. New binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 226

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Bava Batra Gemara – Stamps of Rebbe Rabbi Mendel of Vyshiv

Tractate Bava Batra of the Babylonian Talumd, Chernovtsy, 1845.
Many stamps of the Rebbe Rabbi "Menachem Mendel Hagar son of the holy Rabbi of Vizhnitz Av Beit Din of Obervisa" - Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hagar the Rebbe of Vyshiv (1885-1941, Encyclopedia of Hassidism, III, pp. 95-96), son of the "Ahavat Yisrael" of Vizhnitz. From 1908 served as Av Beit Din of Vizhnitz. From 1921 was Av Beit Din of Vyshiv, where he established the "Beit Yisrael" Yeshiva. Among the leaders of Agudat Yisrael and member of "Council of Torah Sages".
[2], 1-212, 34 leaves. 40 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, wear and minor moth damage. Damaged leather binding without spine.

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Book Collection with Stamps and Signatures of Worhal (Csֳ¡ny) Rabbis

For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Seven books in five volumes. Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 228

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Collection of Books of Halacha and Chassidism From Library of Av Beit Din Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freind

Collection of books of Halacha and Chassidism from library of Chief Av Beit Din of Jerusalem and Rosh Yeshiva of Satmar, the holy genius Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freind (1904-1996).
Majority of books contain ink-stamps of Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freind and his father Rabbi Yisrael Freind Av Beit Din of Bonyhֳ¡d from various periods, as well as other stamps or listings and signatures from his family members and disciples.
For complete list, see Hebrew description.
Eleven books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 229

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Tikun Shiva B’Adar – Livorno, 1874 – Signature of Rabbi Yosef Antebi

Tikun Shiva B'Adar, with Seder Tikun Chamisha B'Av. [Attributed to the author of the "Ben Ish Chai"]. Livorno, [1874].
Signature upon title page: "Yosef Antebi" - Apparently Rabbi Yosef Antebi (1846-1919) author of "VaYitzbor Yosef", among the Torah scholars of Aleppo and later on in Eretz Israel (for additional information about him see: Likdoshim Asher Ba'Aretz, page 144).
148, [1] leaves. 18.5 cm. Good condition, stains, spine partially detached. Worn semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 230

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Chafetz Chaim “Proofread”

Books written by Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaCohen of Raduֵ„: Chafetz Chaim, Shmirat HaLashon, Kuntress Sfat Tamim, Ahavat Chesed, Shem Olam. Warsaw 1910. [Stereotype copy edition].
On leaf before title page: inscription "proofread" in the author's own handwriting. Several pages have corrections of filling in erased letters by hand, possibly also done by the author.
All the books are bound together: 156 pages; 76, [12] pages; 112 pages; 62 pages. 22.5 cm. Dry paper, good condition, loose pages and minor damages. Owners' stamps. Original binding with the impression "Chafetz Chaim", slightly worn.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 231

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Rabenu Bachye – Hundreds of Kabbalistic Glosses, Italy, the 1540s

Biur Al Ha-Torah by Rabenu Bachye. [Venice, 1544.]
Hundreds of lengthy annotations and novellae [with Kabbalistic content] appear in the book sheets in Italian handwriting contemporary to the time of print.
Incomplete copy: 3-241 leaves (instead of 243 leaves). 28 cm. Fair condition, moth damage and stains. Some of the notes are cut. Slightly worn, antique semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 232

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Rabbeinu Bechaye – Venice, 1544 – Ancient Glosses

Torah commentary by Rabbeinu Bechaye son of Rabbi Asher. Venice, 1544.
Many ancient glosses, brief and lengthy, in old Ashkenazi handwriting (some cut off or faded). It is possible that the comments are from a few writers. Ancient signature within the title page decoration: "Asher son of Rabbi Shimshon Shapiro known as Anshil of Neustadt". Glosses on leaves 51 and 92 signed A"SH R. [The Maharna"sh Av Beit Din of Horodֵˆa and Posen author of "Imrei Shefer", son of Rabbi Shimshon Shapiro Av Beit Din of Posen - perhaps his brother or relative?]. Additional signature on title page by "Ya'akov Bar Avraham from [Giginheim Yazinbach?]". Additional signatures from a later period, from the 1800s. Signature and censorship glosses, censorship ink stamp.
2-143 leaves. (Title page missing), 30cm. Good-fair condition, stains and slight moth damage. New binding

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Auction 19 Lot Number 233

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Sefer Raban – Prague, 1610 – First Edition – Glosses by Rabbi David Ya’akov Biederman Author of “Hagahot Maharid”

Sefer Even Ha'Ezer - Raban, halachic rulings on tractates of the Shas, by Rabbi Eliezer ben Natan. Prague, [1610]. First edition.
Hundreds of glosses in Ashkenazi handwriting, majority are references, version corrections and notations for various sources, and minority are brief erudite comments. In one of the comments the author mentions his genealogy: "That which my grandfather wrote in the book Maginei Shlomo". Last leaf contains rubbed out notation: "Rabbi David Ya'akov Biederman". Apparently the glosses are in the handwriting of Rabbi Ya'akov David Biederman (1806-1863, Encyclopedia of Hassidism II, p. 260). Disciple of Rabbi Shlomo Leib of Lentsha and the Rebbe of Kotzk. Rabbi in Mezhirichi, in Koznitz and in Wyszogrֳ³d, composed several books, famous for his composition "Hagahot Maharid" on Toraht Cohanim (Sifra) with commentary of Rabbi Shimshon of Sens. He prepared the commentary of Rabbi Shimshon of Sens from a manuscript which he had in his possession and attached his glosses and notations to it. Was a descendent of the author of Pnei Yehoshua Responsa and Maginei Shlomo.
Incomplete book. 2-60, 67-121, 123-124, 126-154 leaves (instead of 154 leaves; missing: title page and additional 8 leaves). 28 cm. Fair condition. Several leaves in fair-poor condition, some detached. Stains, wear and tear, moth stains. Text omission on number of leaves.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 234

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Shulchan Aruch Ateret Zvi, Krakow, 1646 – Signatures and Glosses by Rabbi Yeckezkel Kindlash of Prague

Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim, with Ateret Zvi and Nachalat Zvi commentaries, by Rabbi Zvi Katz. Krakow, 1646.
Signatures by Rabbi "Yeckezkel Kindle, Dayan in the Great Beit-Din of Prague, of Nachod" (1688). Glosses and corrections in old handwriting. Interesting gloss on leaf 8: "ג€¦I, Yeckezkel Kindle, heard from the holy mouth". Additional ownership signatures: "Ya'akov son of Rabbi Shmuel Dayan [son of Rabbi Yosef?]".
The Gaon Rabbi Yeckezkel son of Rabbi Yitzchak Kindlash of Prague (1630-1704), Dayan in Prague and Av Beit Din in Nachod,
published the book "Mareh Yeckezkel Katan" (Prague, 1695) on the teachings of his rabbi, Rabbi Aharon Shimon Shapiro, Av Beit Din of Prague. For additional information about him, see enclosed material.
2-60, 196 leaves. (Originally: 60, [204] leaves. Missing nine leaves: title page, approbations and last leaves). First pages damaged and antiquely restored with additions in old handwriting. New and elaborate leather binding.
Books printed in Poland between the years 1630-1648 (before the Khmelnytsky uprising) are unavailable.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 235

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Sefer HaMekach VeHaMemkar – Venice, 1602 – Glosses by Rabbi Yerucham Fishel Perlau

Sefer HaMekach VeHaMemkar, by Rabbi Hai Ga'on. Venice, [1602]. First edition.
Sheet margins contain erudite glosses [some lengthy], in fine tiny handwriting of Rabbi Yerucham Fishel Perlau. Stamps of his name in foreign language: "Juda perla - warschau" [his complete name was Rabbi Yehuda Yerucham Fishel].
The Ga'on Rabbi Yerucham Fishel Perlau of Warsaw (1846-1934), genius and proficient Torah scholar, among the notable geniuses of Poland and who immigrated to Jerusalem towards the end of his life. Giant in Torah and affluent as well; made a living from commerce. Was known for his great work on Sefer HaMitzvot by Rabbi Sa'adia Ga'on.
97, [1] leaves. 20 cm. Generally in good condition. Stains. Coarse tears on margins of several leaves. Renewed binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 236

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Sheyarei Knesset HaGedola, Izmir, 1671 – Glosses in Italian Handwriting

Sheyarei Knesset HaGedola, Orach Chaim, by Rabbi Chaim Benveniste. Izmir, 1671. First edition. Many glosses in Italian handwriting. Dedication to Chevrat Ohavei Torah and the association's stamp [an association with that name existed in Firenze, Italy].
[2], 156 leaves. 27.5 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and stains, tears and moth marks, handwritten substitutions for omissions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 237

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Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat – Erudite and Lengthy Glosses in Ancient Handwriting

Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat, Section 1, Toraht Cohanim, with commentaries of the Sma, Shach and Taz. [Homberg, 1742].
Dozens of lengthy glosses, in ancient handwriting from the 18th century. The glosses are especially erudite and from their content it is apparent that they were written by one of the leading Torah scholars of the generation.
[Missing title page], 340, [3], 5 leaves. 33.5 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and usage marks. Majority of glosses slightly cut off. Old non-original semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 238

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Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah – Important Glosses

Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah "Eshle Ravreve", Amsterdam, 1711. Approved by "Chacham Zvi", Rabbi Naftali Katz and more.
Hundreds of glosses along most of the book's paragraphs, Ashkenazi handwriting (Hungary). Scholarly remarks, clarifications filled with content, references and corrections. The author mentions his novellae and books, the gloss appearing on leaf 305 reads: "[refer to] my book Shvilei David". Apparently related to the "Shvilei David" on Yoreh De'ah by Gaon Rabbi Yehuda Leib Zilberstein (1820-1884) one of the greatest Hungarian Geonim. Disciple of the Maharam Ash and Rabbi Koppel Harif. Lived in Jerusalem between 1859-1870, where he began printing his famous books "Shvilei David"; served in the Rabbinate of Sֳ¡toraljaֳ÷jhely, Zenta, Kerestor, Vac and headed the Orthodox Rabbinical systems of Hungary. His son is the famous Gaon Rabbi Yeshaya Zilberstein Av Beit Din of Vac author of the "Ma'asei LeMelech".
[3], 352, [2] leaves. 34 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and stains from use, damage on the first leaves and incomplete illustrated title page. New cloth binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 239

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Shulchan Aruch with Be’er Heitev – Amsterdam, 1742 – Signatures and Glosses

Shulchan Aruch, Admor HaZaken of Liadi, Orach Chaim, Vol. 3 (and 4), Hilchot Pesach etc. Zhitomir, 1856. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rebbe.
Dozens of lengthy glosses, in square handwriting, with significant Halachic content.
[2], 128 leaves; 97 leaves. 23.5x17 cm. Very wide margins (7 cm approx.). Good-fair condition, moth holes and stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 240

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Shulchan Aruch HaRav, Zhitomir 1856 – Wide-Margined Copy with Dozens of Handwritten Lengthy Glosses

Shulchan Aruch, Admor HaZaken of Liadi, Orach Chaim, Vol. 3 (and 4), Hilchot Pesach etc. Zhitomir, 1856. Printing press of Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rebbe.
Dozens of lengthy glosses, in square handwriting, with significant Halachic content.
[2], 128 leaves; 97 leaves. 23.5x17 cm. Very wide margins (7 cm approx.). Good-fair condition, moth holes and stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 241

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Mishnayot Kodshim-Taharot, Dyhernfurth, 1806 – Handwritten Glosses

Mishnayot, Kodshim-Taharot, with "Rishon L'Zion" and "Tosfot Chadashim". Dyhernfurth, (1806). This edition is the first which contains Kitzur Bi'ur HaGra [brief commentary of the Vilna Ga'on] for Seder Taharot, according to the book "Eliyahu Raba" (Brin, 1802). "Since the copyist was wordy, I was forced to write concisely and to the point".
Erudite handwritten glosses. The writer discusses the Rambam to a great extent and refers to his glosses on the Shas and the Rambam; he mentions matters which he wrote in his Chidushim, "in my pamphlet" and in one place he added "and it appears in our composition section 2 leaf 54". In one of the glosses he writes "ג€¦ and this relates to the question from the Holy Land". We do not know who the author is, however, from the content it appears that the writer is a Torah scholar who printed books of his Chidushim and responded to Halachic questions.
163 leaves; [1], 223 leaves. 21.5 cm. Poor condition, wear and moth holes. Some glosses damaged from mildew. Damaged leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 242

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Ein Ya’akov – Many Glosses

Sefer Ein Ya'akov, third section, Bava Kama - Uktzin. Chernovtsy, 1852. Dozens of lengthy glosses of Mussar and philosophical content in explanation of Aggadot Chazal. End paper contains many signatures and notations in foreign language.
Apparently, the glosses of Rabbi Pinchas Borstein (1829-1906), Av Beit Din of Seret and the surrounding regions (Bukovina). Mentioned many times in the books of the author of the "Sho'el U'Meishiv", who was his cousin. Participated in the establishment of "Machzikei HaDat" in Lvov. [For his history: Rabbi Moshe Leiter, "Sinai" collection, 123, p. 56-60. His glosses on Tractate Pesachim were printed in the collection "Zechor LeAvraham", 2002-2003, p. 313].
[1], 264, [1] leaves. 26 cm. White and bluish paper, good condition, minor moth damage. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 243

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Jerusalem Talmud – Nezikin – First edition of Pnei Moshe – Comments and Glosses

Tractate Nezikin [as well as Tractate Nida] of the Jerusalem Talmud, including the commentary of Pnei Moshe, by Rabbi Moshe Margalit. Livorno (in "Amsterdam letters"), [1770]. First edition of Pnei Moshe on Tractate Nezikin printed by the author himself.
Signatures and ownership notations: "Leib son of Rabbi Aharon Scheir of Frankfurt am Main", "Ash Ben Dvash [acronym]", and others. Many brief and lengthy glosses and comments, in handwriting typical of the late 18th century.
[2] leaves; 30 leaves; 26 leaves; 22 leaves; 35 leaves; 6 leaves; 28 leaves; 24 leaves; 24 leaves. 34cm. Good-fair condition, mildew stains. New binding with leather spine.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 244

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Shita Mekubetzet Baba Metzia, Amsterdam 1721 – With Glosses by the Rabbi of Shamloya

Sefer Asifat Zkenim, Shita Mekubetzet Baba Metzia. Rabbi Bezalel Ashkenazi. 1721. First Edition. Various owners' signatures. Includes signatures and ink-stamps of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich, Gaon Av Beit Din of ֵžimleu Silvaniei as well as many glosses and corrections in his handwriting.
Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich, Av Beit Din of ֵžimleu Silvaniei (1863-1944, Otzar Ha-Rabbanim 18739) was the grandson of Rabbi Avraham Yehudah Schwartz, author of Kol Aryeh, Av Beit Din in Mad. He was a pious Kabbalist, among Hungary's leading Orthodox Rabbis and halachic authorities, a close chassid of the Kedushat Yom Tov of Sighet, and a close friend and admirer of the Admor's son, Rabbi Yoel of Satmar. Among his books: Responsa Lechem Shlomo, Tiyul Ba-Pardes, Rachmei Ha-Av and more.
221 pages. 38 cm. Very good condition. Antique, torn leather cover. On the book's title page the printer mentions that only 500 copies were printed "So the glory of this book shall remain precious in your eyes".

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Auction 19 Lot Number 245

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Sidrei Tahara – Glosses by Rabbi Yosef Shatin Av Beit Din of Gluga and the Netziv of Volozhin

Sidrei Tahara, with Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De'ah, laws of Nida, Rabbi Elchanan Ashkenazi Av Beit Din of Shatland. Berlin, 1783. First edition with approbations of rabbis of Frankfurt am Main (author of the Hafla'a and others).
Signature of Rabbi "Yosef HaCohen Shatin of Frankfurt am Main". Leaf 27/1 contains erudite gloss in same handwriting (opening: "Eshtamitati Toseftaג€¦"). Rubbed out ownership notations in which he is mentioned as Av Beit Din of Gluga. Apparently - the Ga'on Rabbi Yosef Yozfa HaCohen Shatin chief of Beit Din of Lisa and Av Beit Din of Gluga; passed away in 1794 and was eulogized by his relative the "Chatam Sofer" (Sermons of the Chatam Sofer, pp. 103). For additional information about him see letter of the Chatam Sofer ("Igrot Sofrim", letter 39) who writes that he knew him personally and was a cousin of his father. Among his descendents: The Rebbe Rabbi Chanoch Henech HaCohen of Alexander.
Early stamps of the Netziv - Rabbi "Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin Rosh Metivta of Volozhin" (1817-1893) and lengthy erudite gloss in his handwriting (opening: "And it appears to meג€¦").
[2], 110 leaves. 35 leaves. Fair condition, wear and stains. Unbound.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 246

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Zevach Shmuel – Polemic Comments, Signatures of Rabbi Yissachar Weingot Author of Pitchei She’arim

Sefer Zevach Shmuel - Drishat HaZe'ev, laws of slaughtering by Rabbi Shmuel of Lissa, with glosses Drishat HaZe'ev, by grandson of author, Rabbi Shmuel Ze'ev, examiner, slaughterer and chief purger in Lissa. Dihrenfurt, 1822.
Several lengthy and erudite handwritten glosses from printing period, containing sharp critique on the author's book. Various signatures and notations, ownership notations stating that the book belongs to "the sharp and knowledgeable righteous genius, the famousג€¦ Rabbi Yissachar son ofג€¦ Yehudah Leib of Kalish, chief Av Beit Din of Plock and the Galilee". Contains his signature: "Yissachar son of Rabbi Yehudah Leib of Kalish". Signature of his son: "Michael Dov son of the late Ga'on Rabbi Yissacharג€¦".
Rabbi Yissachar Weingot Av Beit Din of Czestochowa (1789-1852), among the greatest rabbis of Poland in his generation, visited the Maggid of Kuznitz at the age of 12 and after discussing with him a sophisticated Sugiya, advised his father to send him to study with Rabbi Chaim Auerbach (author of Divrei Mishpat). Served in the rabbinate in the cities: Sompolno, Plonsk, Kowal, Strikov and Czestochowa. Author of Pitchei She'arim and Sha'ar HaLakotot. Many of his descendants served as rabbis in Poland. His son, Rabbi Michael Dov author of Agudat Ezov Midbari (1819-1887) served as Av Beit Din of Piotrkow.
[4], 57, [3] leaves. 19 cm. Fair-poor condition, moth damage and stains. Original and damaged semi-leather binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 247

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Rif Slavita – Handwritten Glosses

Hilchot Rav Alfas, Vol.1, Berachot, Shabbat and Eruvin. Slavita, 1818. Rabbi Moshe Shapira print.
Numerous glosses appear on the leaf before the book's beginning, at the start of which it is mentioned that they have been copied from a Rif belonging to "Rabbi Nachum Aryeh" [who could be referring to Rabbi Menachem Nachum Aryeh Tzozmir Av Beit Din of Zalishchyky / or to Rabbi Nachum Aryeh Segal (of Rohachiv) who served as Dayan in the Ashkenazi Rabbinical Court of Hevron during the 1870s]. Some of the glosses consist of a dialogue between two proof-readers. The first proof reader's words were copied in purple ink and insights by the second proof-reader appear in black ink. Additional glosses throughout the book.
[2], 3-64; 129 leaves (missing additional leaves at the end). 34.5 cm. some leaves are made of bluish paper, good condition, few stains and wear. Slightly worn leather binding. Rare, not mentioned in the Bibliography Institute CD, original number of leaves is unknown.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 248

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Artzot HaChaim by the Malbim

Artzot HaChaim, on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, by Rabbi Meir Leibush Malbim, Part 1, Simanim 1-24. [Breslau, 1837]. First edition. The Malbim's first book that made him world-famous and merited an enthusiastic approbation from the Chatam Sofer who writes that his words are "built on blocks of understanding and are close to Torah's truth". This book that ends with the laws of tzizit, is referred to dozens of times in the Mishna Brura and in books of Jewish law. Scholarly glosses by two or three writers, the first from the time of printing and the second is signed Moshe Chaim [apparently, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Kriviansky of Bielsk, 1864-1925, who served at the end of his life as secretary of dayanim in Jerusalem, see attached material].
[4], 119, [2] leaves. 21.5 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and moth damage. Owners' signatures and stamps, old and new.
Bound with: Chidushei HaRav HaMe'eri, on Tractate Beitzah, Berlin, 1859.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 249

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Sefer Michlol – Numerous Glosses

Sefer Michlol by Rabbi David Kimchi - the Radak. Fֳ¼rth, (1793). Ownership signature upon title page, dozens of lengthy glosses in handwriting from printing period, with much academic content. Various ownership stamps.
[5], 218, [1] leaves. (Leaves 1-4 bound out of order) 18.5 cm. Good condition, some glosses slightly cut off. Old binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 250

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Sefer Ma’avar Yabok – Ostrog, 1818 – Glosses

Sefer Ma'avar Yabok, prayers, laws and articles pertaining to day of death and washing of dead prior to burial, by Rabbi Aharon Berachia of Modena. Ostrog, [1818].
Title page "as printed in Amsterdam". The word "Amsterdam" is emphasized. This word as well as name of book printed in red ink. Symbol of printers of the Props family forged in center of title page.
Over twenty glosses and family notations in Oriental handwriting. Leaf 193/1 contains signature: "Avraham Chakim", apparently author of glosses.
[4], 228 leaves. 21 cm. Majority printed upon bluish paper. Wide margins uncut in print. Good-fair condition. Moth damage [on number of leaves on text]. Non-original binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 251

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Sefer Yesod HaDa’at – Copy of Author with Glosses and Many Additions

Sefer Yesod HaDa'at, seven pillars of wisdom on Sefirat Ha'omer, "Guide to the perplexedג€¦ profound wisdomג€¦ hidden light of Torah of Rabbi Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov". Rabbi Eliezer son of Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Magleniza. Warsaw, 1912.
Originally the composition contained seven pillars corresponding to the seven days of the counting. Actually, only the first chapter was printed - Pillar of Chessed.
The following is the author's copy with glosses and many lengthy additions of significant content. It is apparent from some of the corrections that the author intended to republish the book in an expanded edition. Page 40 bears the title "HaDerech", which contains an article justifying Chassidism and harsh words in opposition of the Mitnagdim (in some of the copies a blank leaf was glued onto this leaf); it also contains corrections by the author.
Rabbi Eliezer David Sofer Orenstein, son of the Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Magleniza (1826-1878). Grandson of the Maggid of Koznitz and Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt. Among his compositions: Sefer Mefa'ane'ach Ne'elamim, Sefer Ohr Chadash and more.
[1], 96 pages [two identical title pages. Missing leaves of approbations (pages 3-12), perhaps the author intentionally removed them from his copy]. 23 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and tears, wear on leaf margins.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 252

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Machzik Bracha – Esa Einai Glosses (Saba Kadisha Maharsha Alfandari)

Machzik Bracha, by the Chida. Livorno, 1885. First edition during lifetime of author.
Title page contains signed ownership inscription of Rabbi Yosef Zonana, stating that the book belongs to his father, Rabbi Ya'akov Zonana [among the great scholars and leaders of the Constantinople community during the late 18th century).
Several handwritten glosses. Some are handwritten by the Maharsha Alfandari, the "Saba Kadisha". One gloss opens with the title "Esa Einai", which was the way the Saba Kadisha signed his glosses in books. [Esa stands for Eliezer Shlomo Alfandari. See comparison to photocopy of his manuscript in the "Esa Einai" glosses on the book Divrei Emet.]
Rabbi Shlomo Eliezer Alfandari (1813-1930) was one of the great rabbis of Turkey. In his youth he maintained correspondence with Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Served as Chief Rabbi of Constantinople and Damascus. In his old age, he came to serve as Rabbi in Safed. Passed away at a very old age in Jerusalem.
[2], 136, 114 leaves. 28.5cm. Fair-poor condition, restored wear and moth damage. Some glosses cut off.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 253

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Sefer Tal Orot – Salonika, 1795 – Handwritten Chiddushim

Sefer Tal Orot, commentary on the Mordechai - on the 39 Melachot of Shabbat and more, responsa, homilies on the Torah and Chiddushei Sugiot, by Rabbi Yosef Ibn Goy. Salonika, [1795]. First edition.
Ownership notation: "David Moshe". Two leaves in Oriental handwriting by unidentified writer preceding title page, "debate at length in the matter ofג€¦", which discusses at length the words of the author on leaf 14.
[2], 7; 116; 24; 26; 18 leaves. 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Moth stains and stains.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 254

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Sar Shalom, Kavanot Zemaniot – Signatures and Kabbalistic Glosses by Rabbi Ya’akov Lopez

Sar Shalom, Kavanot Zemaniot for Pesach seder, Chanuka and Purim, from Siddur Harav Hashamash [siddur of the Rashash, Rabbi Shalom Mizrachi Sharabi]. Jerusalem, 1912. First edition (Harav HaSadeh Publishing and appendices).
Signatures of the Mekubal Rabbi "Ya'akov Lopez", and many glosses in his handwriting, on intentions of Pesach seder.
Rabbi Ya'akov [Lopez] Lopes (1887-1936), a leading Torah scholar and mekubal in Aleppo and Jerusalem, already as a young man was recognized as "one of the thirty six tzaddikim of his generation". In 1913, he immigrated to Jerusalem and joined the "Rechovot Hanahar" Yeshiva for mekubalim headed by his friend Rabbi Chaim Shaul Devich (Harav HaSadeh), and was renowned as one of greatest mekubalim who knew proper intentions of yichudim according to kabbalah. Written on his tombstone "The Rabbi, the Chassid, the G-dly Mekubal, Complete Tzaddikג€¦ Rabbi Ya'akov son of Rabbi Nissim Lopes, died 17th of Kislev 1936". See attached material.
[1], 53 leaves, 19 cm. High-quality paper, good-fair condition, stains and wear. Worn binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 255

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Shalmei Tzibbur – Numerous Signatures and Signed Glosses

Shalmei Tzibbur, laws of Tefilah and daily synagogue customs, Rabbi Israel Ya'akov Algazi. Salonika, 1790. Published by the author's son, Rabbi Yom Tov Alagazi. [The present copy does not include the addition of "Shalmei Chagiga"].
Numerous signatures and scholarly glosses, most are signed "Mashiach".
The back of the title-page carries a note in a handwriting similar to the one featured on the books printed by the author and his son Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi, which are still stored in their manuscript form in Jerusalem.
"This book belongs to me, Avraham Shlomo HaLevi son-in-law of the great Rabbi HaMelitz" [Rabbi Avraham Shlomo HaLevi, one of the leading sages of Jerusalem, passed away in 1827]. Purchase inscription from year 1831 [bought from] Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov signed "Ishe". Dedication of the book to "the [Beit] Midrash of Rabbi Raphael Yosef Shalom son of Abdallah Moshe Chaim" [apparently related to the "Ben Ish Chai"]. Signature of "Goel Acharon Moshe HaCohen Trab", one of the sages of Aleppo and ink-stamps from Rabbi "Raphael David Kasachi Beirut" [related to the Kasachi family of Aleppo].
Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov, of the leading sages of Jerusalem between the 1820s-1850s, traveled in 1830 to Turkey and Aleppo as a fundraiser for Hevron, where he sold the book to "Ishe". The glosses signed "Mashiach" apparently belong to Rabbi Moshe Yom Tov himself. The book was later sold to Rabbi Moshe HaCohen Trab, one of the sages of Aleppo, who added glosses of his own and signed them "MTH".
[3], 190 leaves, 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and moth damage. Some of the glosses are cut.

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Machaneh Ephraim, First Edition – Glosses and Signatures

Mahaneh Ephraim, novellae on Maimonides by Rabbi Ephraim Navon. Constantinople, 1738. First edition.
Glosses in Oriental handwriting signed "Ne'um HaGVR" or "Ne'um GSHN" - could be Rabbi Gershon Shaul of Izmir (passed away in 1756), whose novellae were printed in the "Kol Ya'akov" (Izmir 1760) authored by his brother Rabbi Ya'akov Shaul.
Owners' signatures in Oriental handwriting. Signed and stamped by Rabbi "Massud Bonan" [c. 1730-1802, born in Tunis, moved to Israel where he became Rabbi of Safed, was sent on a fundraising mission and met with Rabbi Yehonatan Eibshitz. Mentioned numerous times in the books of the Chida]. Signed by Rabbi "Shlomo Krispin" [of the sages of Constantinople in 1828], "Rabbi Chaim Ibn Haviv" [of the sages of Izmir c.1840] and Rabbi "Chaim Gershon Shaul".
[3], 22; 48 leaves. 31.5 cm. Fair-poor condition, severe moth damage. Rebound.

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Sefer HaMachria – Glosses by Rabbi Chaim David Kalifi

Sefer HaMachria, rulings and Tosfot [Rid] on Tractate Ta'anit, by Rabbi Yishaya Ditrani. Livorno, [1779].
Glosses in Oriental handwriting, by two authors. Majority of glosses signed "Chaim Midbar [acronym]" or with his full name "Chaim David Kalifi" - The Ga'on Rabbi Chaim David Kalifi, among the greatest scholars of Tripoli, author of manuscript Orach L'Chaim, passed away in 1886.
[4], 80 leaves. 19.5 cm. Fair condition, stains and moth damage. Binding not original.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 258

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Bin-Nun (Me’orei Or) – Glosses by Rabbi Petachya Mordechai Sab’on

Bin Nun, (Meorei Or Vol.6), Talmudic novellae on the tractates of Nashim and Nezikin. Rabbi Aharon Wermesh. Metz, 1827. Only edition.
Lengthy scholarly glosses in Oriental handwriting, most of them signed "Petachya" or "the young Petachya Sab'on", the author of the glosses sharply disputes the author's words in some of his remarks.
Rabbi Petachya Mordechai Sab'on, one of the sages of Oran (Algiers) in the 19th century.
[1], 191 leaves. 19.5 cm. Greenish paper, good condition, light moth damage.

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Two Books with Signed Glosses

1. Mishnayot, Seder Nezikin. Berlin, 1861. The title page is signed by Rabbi Eliyahu Kalev who writes that he is the author of the glosses. The book has eight scholarly glosses in Oriental handwriting, six of which are signed "E.K".
2. Sha'ar HaMifkad, Even HaEzer. Rabbi Raphael Aharon Ibn Shimon. Jerusalem, 1919. Three scholarly remarks in Oriental handwriting appear on Hilchot Gittin, two of which are signed "--- Zutari".
Two books, various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 260

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Collection of Printed Leaves With Glosses

* Leaves of Tractate Chulin, Prague, 1834, with several lengthy erudite glosses by Rabbi Shmuel Segal [from Sopronkeresztur]. * Title page of Levush HaButz VeHaArgaman, Venice, 1620. Signature of Rabbi Chaim Toledano and lengthy list of handwritten Chiddushei Torah. * Section of leaf of Tur Orach Chaim, from the editions printed between 1540 and 1640, with glosses in ancient Ashkenazi handwriting. * 2 Bava Kama Gemara leaves, from the editions printed during the 16th century, with ancient glosses.
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 261

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Three Books with Glosses by Jerusalem Gaon Rabbi Avraham Aharon Prague

* Shulchan Aruch Even Ha-Ezer, Vienna, 1809. * Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De'ah, [Vienna, 1799?]. * Talmud Yerushalmi, Vienna 1821.
All three books contain dozens of lengthy scholarly glosses in the beautiful handwriting of Jerusalem Gaon Rabbi "Avraham Aharon Ha-Levi" Prague, (1870-1921) of the greatest sages of Jerusalem, son-in-law of Rabbi Mose Nachum Valenstein Rosh Av Beit Din of Jerusalem. Served as lecturer and Rosh Yeshiva. Was among the editors of the Yerushalmi edition (Jerusalem 1911). His essays remained in manuscript form except his book "Tavlin LaMitzva" on the Passover Haggadah, which was printed in 1910.
Three books, two of which are incomplete, various sizes and conditions. Original, damaged, leather bindings.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 262

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Rambam with Glosses by Rabbi Ritter Av Beit Din of Rotterdam

Mishna Torah L'Rambam, Part 2: Nashim-Kedusha, Lemberg 1809. Part 3: Hafla'ah-Tahara, Lemberg, 1811.
Both volumes have signatures of Dov Aryeh Ritter, and dozens of his glosses and handwritten leaves, some especially long and scholarly. Some glosses are signed. In his glosses, the author copies and notes versions of manuscripts of his library and versions of manuscripts from the Sefardi Beit Midrash in Amsterdam and from old printings.
Rabbi Dov Aryeh Ritter Av Beit Din of Rotterdam (1855-1936, Otzar HaRabbanim 4612), a prominent Torah scholar renowned in Holland, had connections with great rabbis from all countries in regard to responsa and public leadership. With his brilliant breadth of knowledge, he discovered the forgery of the Yerushalmi Kodshim and was the first to write about it.
Two volumes; [1], 148; 114 leaves; 311 leaves. Approx. 38 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 263

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Three Volumes of the Shulchan Aruch

1. Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat, Amsterdam, 1749. Hundreds of glosses on the first seventy simanim, in early tiny handwriting. Antique leather binding.
2. Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De'ah. Berlin, 1869. Scholarly glosses in Ashkenazi handwriting. Owners' signatures in Oriental handwriting Yosef Ma'ali HaCohen Tawil. (At the end, leaves are missing, bibliographically unknown edition).
3. Shulchan Aruch Even Ha'Ezer. Vilna, 1873. Scholarly glosses (some cutoff) in the handwriting of Rabbi Abba Ya'akov Borochov author of Chevel Ya'akov (1848-1936).
Various sizes and conditions. Good-fair condition, wear and tear, some missing leaves.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 264

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Leaves Prepared for Print – Rabbi Yosef Mashash – Fez

Pamphlets and leaves prepared for print of compositions by Rabbi Yosef Mashash (1892-1974, rabbi of Tlemcen, Meknes and Haifa).
1. Two pamphlets: "Ma'aseh Purim Shel Megaz", "Sefer Ma'aseh Yehudit". Both included later on in the book "Ner Mitzvah". Fez, (1939). The author sent the pamphlets to the printer or publisher, and wrote on the cover: "All material for end of book, and I will send to his honor the material for the beginning of the book. All material for the book Ner Mitzvah" (two handwritten corrections on first pamphlet).
2. Leaves prepared for print of "Drushim L'Bar Mitzvah", homilies and poems in honor of Bar Mitzvah, by Rabbi Yosef Mashash (printed only on one side of leaf). Title page contains area for filling out the day, month and year in which the boy becomes Bar Mitzvah. Fez, [1961].
Various sizes, general condition good. Stains and wear.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 265

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Chavat Ya’ir Responsa – Many Glosses

Chavat Ya'ir Responsa, with glosses by Rabbi Baruch Frankel author of "Baruch Ta'am". Lemberg, (1896). Dozens of Halachic glosses and dozens of corrections, in Ashkenazi handwriting with ink and pencil. The content of the glosses indicate that the writer is a great Torah scholar from the area of Hungary.
The proofreader notes on the margins of the title page that he purchased the book "for 50 Tzelem" [Austro-Hungarian currency].
4, 134 leaves. 32.5 cm. Dry paper, good condition. New binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 266

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Manuscript – Sefer HaShorashim by the Radak – Spain, 14th century

Manuscript, Sefer HaShorashim by Rabbi David Kimchi - the Radak. [Spain, late 14th century].
Two columns on each page, fine medium-sized Spanish writing, in brown ink. Water stains throughout the manuscript resemble water stains which appear on paper produced during the second half and end of the 14th century.
In a sample examination of the manuscript minor version modifications were observed in comparison to a few printings.
Several missing leaves completed in more recent Yemenite writing. Vowelization of verses, source notations upon margins of columns and several corrections - in Yemenite writing. Yemenite signatures and ownership notations.
[270] leaves [leaves completed in Yemenite handwriting: 2, 18-25, 269-270]. Leaves [15, 16-17] bound out of order and supposed to be between leaves [1-2]. Several pages bound upside down [8-9, 145-146, 186-187, 189-190]. 26 cm. Majority of leaves in good condition. Tiny tears, stains along all leaves. Several leaves in fair condition (tears and stains, scotch tape). Approximately ten leaves in fair-poor condition (coarse tears with omission of text, non-professional restoration with scotch tape upon text). Paper cutting adorned with green dots. Fine scuffed semi-leather binding.

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Manuscript – Homiletics (Complete Work), Italy 1700

Manuscript of homiletics, halacha and aggada on the Torah, a large complete work, from Bereshit until Teruma, [Italy, c. 1700].
Long homiletics full of scholarly, kabbalistic and philosophical content. Manuscript dated according to references from books printed c. 1600-1700, including: Birkat Shmuel (Frankfurt am Main, 1682); "Tzofnat Pa'aneach Chadash (Frankfurt an der Oder, 1694); Ketonet Pasim (Lublin, 1691); "Ma'amarei R' Berech" (Zera Berech, Krakow, 1642); Maharash Algazi (Toldot Adam, Venice, 1605); Leket Yosef, Hamburg 1688); "That which was written by Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Kalish" (Sha'arei Shamayim, Prague, 1675) and other books of homiletics from that time.
52, [1] leaf, 32 cm, most of the leaves have four written columns, in Italian script (Rashi and regular script). Good quality paper, good-fair condition, stains and wear.

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Ancient Manuscript Leaves – Sefer HaZohar

Two manuscript leaves, sections of the Zohar for Sefer Vayikra. Ancient Sephardic manuscript, from the period of the expulsion from Spain [c. 1490-1510]. The manuscript is dated according to the water stains on the paper.
In comparison to the first two prints it appears that this text has differences in the wording; some versions of this section differ from the Mantua print versions (1558-1560) but correlate with the Cremona print versions (1559-1560) and some differ from both. As well, he mentions that manuscripts on Sefer HaZohar which survived are few and rare.
Enclosed is a letter by an expert on Hebrew manuscripts.
Four pages, approx. 26 cm. Fair condition, defects on margins with omission to text.

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Remnants of Antique Manuscript – 14th Century

Remnants of antique manuscript from a binding archive. Early medium sized (Rashi) writing. [Spain? 14th century?].
Sections from composition on Sugiot of the Shas, with ancient additions in Ashkenazic handwriting [from the 14th-15th century].
Over twenty remnants of leaves. Various conditions (approx. 19 cm). High quality paper, poor condition.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 270

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Manuscript Remnants – Spain, 15th Century

Manuscript remnants, removed from a "binding geniza". [Spain, c. 15th century].
* Remnants of manuscript from unidentified Jewish-philosophic writing (approx. fourteen leaves). * Four leaves of the manuscript of Lechem HaPanim by Rabbi Yitzchak Ibn Shem Tov, commentary on "Moreh Nevuchim" by the Rambam. * Manuscript leaf of unidentified writing [philosophical style] on Parashat Bereshit. *Manuscript leaf - of "Sefer HaShorashim" by the Radak.
Approx. 20 pages. Various sizes. Poor condition. Some leaves professionally restored.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 271

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Sefer Be’er Rechovot, Sulzbach, 1730 – Handwritten Kuntress Hosafot

Sefer Be'er Rehovot, commentary on Rashi's grammatical commentaries on the Torah. Sulzbach, 1730. First edition.
This book was published a second time in Fֳ¼rth, 1762 [after the author, Isaac Auerbach died in 1748]. Second edition printed leaf for leaf according to the first edition except for ornamental changes and with the addition of 15 pages of appendices and further commentary on the megillot.
This is the first edition of the book, with the addition of a full 30-page booklet in flowing Ashkenazi handwriting containing appendices and commentary on the megillot. The order of the appendices differs from the printed version, indicating that it was definitely not copied from the printed version, but was written in the period of time between the editions, i.e. between 1730-1762 and possibly this is the author's own handwriting.
Fifty-nine leaves. With the addition of the handwritten booklet 16 leaves [30 written pages]. 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition, minor water stains and a few moth holes to last leaves. Manuscript in very good condition. Old worn cardboard binding.
Attached: Photocopies of second edition (Fֳ¼rth 1792) for comparison with manuscript.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 272

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Manuscript of “Parashat Mordechai” Book by Rabbi Mordechai Hena (Book Not Printed)

Manuscript of "Parashat Mordechai - Aggadot and Halachot", Autographic manuscript by the author, the Ga'on Rabbi Mordechai Hena. Includes introduction to the book, indexes and leaves from the composition (with titles "Shir Chadash", "Perush Yelamdenu"). To the best of our knowledge it was not printed.
The Ga'on Rabbi Mordechai Hena (passed away in 1767, Otzar HaRabbanim 13806), Dayan in Hamburg from 1727, mechutan of the Ga'on the Ya'avetz. After the book "Akitzat Akrav" was published he began supporting Rabbi Yehonatan Eibeshitz. Composed of approximately ten books on all facets of the Torah, most of which were not printed. For additional information about him see enclosed material.
Three pages, 31.5 cm. + Eight pages, approx. 20.5 cm. Good-fair conditions, wear to margins.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 273

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Sermon Manuscript – 1802-1808

Manuscript, Halachic and Aggadic sermons for Festivals, Shabbat Shuva, Shabbat Hagadol, Moshe Rabbeinu's Yahrzeit and more. 1802-1808.
Autographic writing by the rabbi who delivered the sermons, who apparently was the town's rabbi [most communities had sermons during Shabbat Hagadol and Shabbat Shuva; the town's rabbi had to deliver those sermons, not the "Maggid Meisharim"], the author mentions various details from the town's daily life. He also mentions the name of the town twice but we were unable to properly decipher it.
Approx 112 written leaves. Approx. 21 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and moth holes. New, semi-parchment binding.

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Auction 19 Lot Number 274