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Auction 4 Lot Number 1

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Shema Yisrael – Embroidery

"Shema Yisrael, Hashem Elokeinu, Hashem Ehad" - net-cloth and on it embroidery of caption and decorations of plants, the Stone Tablets printed on cloth, glued in the middle with plants glued beside them. Central Europe, early 20th century.
37.5x28 cm., inside passepartout in a fine frame - 46.5x56 cm. Good condition, not examined out of frame. Most of the glued dried plants are missing or detached. Defects to frame.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 2

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Shiviti

Single page, in stencil, Shiviti, Nisim Avraham Bachar, [Kushta], 1924.
Caption appears around and inside an illustration of an open book. On top is an illustration of the Ten Commandments, bottom reads "In the year of 5684, in the month of Nisan, the writer nisim Ben Avraham Bachar", "Kol Aba Tamid Baruch Aba" (mistakenly spelled).
42x48 cm. Good condition, few creases and few tears, not effecting text.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 3

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Shiviti – Handwritten, color decorated

A handwritten Shiviti with color decorations, [Persia?] with references to Purim.
35x50 cm, mountex on flax material for preservation - 44x59.5 cm. Good condition, slight tears to edges, part of decorations and captions faded.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 4

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Amulet and Guarding for the Bearing Mother and against Fire and All Evil – Jerusalem, 1874

A large page with amulets, names of Holy ones and Kabbalistic illustrations for guarding and protection, by Yosef Eligula from Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Frunkin and his Friends Printing, 1874.
Pink paper, black ink (some copies are on yellow paper).
According to writer includes "a Holy name and angelic letters and stamps, which expel demons, evil eye and witches".
Very rare, different than the record in Shoshana Ha-Levi's book, Sifrei Yerushalayim Ha-Rishonum", no. 224.
42x62 cm. Very good condition.
Mif'al Ha-Bibliografia CD, item 110239.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 5

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Seventy Printed Pages from Holland

A collection of around 70 pages and booklets from Holland, mostly from Amsterdam, regarding prayers, the synagogue, lamentations, various events etc. Among the items are various prayers in memory of Rabbi Tzadok Ben Moshe Tuvia Tal, Rabbi Avraham Ben Shimshon Ha-Cohen Underweiser, Yitzhak Di Yehudah Palagi, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Ben Eliezer Ha-Levi.
Most items are in very good condition.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 6

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Certificate for Sale of Seat in Synagogue – Transylvania, 1897

(Besitz Bogen). The Independent Orthodox Jewish Community of Mediasch (Transylvania), (Israelitisch aut. Orthodoxe-cultus-gemeinde, Mediasch) acknowledges on July 1st 1897, that Mr. Leopold Rosenfeld has permanently bought in the newly built synagogue a seat for a man and a seat for his wife at the Ladies' Section. German language, igned by the Gabaim and the treasurer. With a rare diagram of the seats in the synagogue.
4 pages. 37.5 cm. Very good condition, minor stains.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 7

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To Our Brothers – Proclamation of Admorei Beit Ruzhin, Al Genizat Shemot

Le-Acheinu (to our brothers), letters from the Admorim and Rabbis, on establishment of "Likutei Shemot" society, for collecting worn and torn Sifre Kodesh… and to bring them to proper Genizah. Vienna, 1937.
Letters from the Admorim: Rabbi Israel of Husiatin, Rabbi Nachum Mordechai of Tscharkov, Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov of Sadigora, Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshil of Kapishnitze. Letter of Rabbi Yosef Ba"abad, Rosh Bet Din of Vienna and letters of the society's committee in Hebrew, Yiddish and German.
Proclamation mounted on paper and flax material for preservation. 46x61 cm. Excellent condition.
Rare. Bibliographically unknown.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 8

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Kol Kore Le-Ezrah – Yeshivat Kamenitz – With Facsimiles of Handwritten Letters by the “Chafetz Chaim” and Rabbi Hayim Ozer

Public appeal for help from Yeshivat Knesset Beit Yitzhak, (A Hilfs Ruf), An Urgent Appeal to Our Jewish Brethren. [USA?], 1920s-1930s.
Letter in Hebrew, Yiddish and English for the sake of the Yeshivah. With photos of "Rabenu Rabbi Yitzhak Elchanan" and "Maran Rabbi Baruch Dov Leibovitz Shalita", year photo of Yeshivat Kamenitz and a facsimile of handwritten letter by Rabbi Hayim Ozer and the "Chafetz Chaim".
Proclamation 55x43 cm. Good condition, with slight staining, folding marks and chips to edges.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 9

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Pesach Matzos for Russian Jews – Letter by the “Chafetz Chaim” and Rabbi Hayim Ozer Grodzanski.

A circular letter by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Ha-Cohen ("Chafetz Chaim") and Rabbi Hayim Ozer Grodzansky, Rabbi of Vilna, requesting Polish and Lithuanian Rabbis to act for sending of flour for Matzo baking to the Jews of the USSR. Due to regulations set by the USSR government packages have to contain up to 5 Kg only. Vilna, 1930.
Single page, 23x29 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 10

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Public Appeal for the Aid to Russian Jewry – Chafetz Chaim, Rabbi Hayim Ozer Grodzansky, Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak Schneersohn, Admor of Lubavitch

"Kol Kore Le-Ezrah" to Soviet Jews who suffer hunger, for sending themMatzos or flour for Matzo baking. By Rabbi Yisrael Meir Ha-Cohen ("Chafetz Chaim"), Rabbi Hayim Ozer Grodzansky (Rabbi of Vilna), and Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak Schne'ersohn (Admor from Lubavitch). Vilna, 1932.
With addresses of first two Rabbis, for sending money.
Single page, 24x36 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 11

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Open Letter by Rabbi Hayim Ozer Grodzansky

A call to restore the Yrshivas and Talmud Torahs in Lithuania which were destroyerd in WWI. Vilna, Between Rosh Ha-Shanah and Yom Kipur, 1919.
Rabbi Hayim Ozer encourages the public to establish schools and Heders and restore the big Yeshivahs which exiled to Russia: the Volozhyn, Slobodka and Radun Yeshivahs.
25.5x35.5 cm. Good condition, creases and folding lines.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 12

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Public Appeal to the Aid of the 1929 Riots

"Hilfs rufn fun Eretz Yisrael", a call for help, by Rabbi Hayim Ozer Grrodzansky. With two telegrams sent to him while in Eretz Israel: by Rabbi Avraham Yitahak Ha-Cohen Kook, who calls "help in any way", and by Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein, head of the Hebron Yehivah, of which most students were murdered.
Month of Av, 1929. Hebrew anf Yiddish.
Single page, 28x36 cm. Good condition, minor tears to edges.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 13

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Public Appeal – Announcing a General Public Fast

Kol Kore, Hachrazat Ta'anit Tsibur Kelalit Al Matsav Aheinu Bnei Yisrael Be-Rusia Ve-Ukraina. Vilna, 1929.
Signed by the "Chafetz Chaim", Rabbi Hayim Ozer Grodzansky, Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak Schne'ersohn (Admor of Lubavitch who came from Russia to Pland a year and a half earlier), The Association of Polish Rabbis and the Vilna Rabbinical Committee.
25x40.5 cm. Very good condition, minor tears to edges, few tains and writing in pen on verso.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 14

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Letter of Apology from the Rabbi of Skulen

Single page, Bucharest, 1947. Hebrew and Yiddish
A notice from Rabbi Eliezer Zusia Portugal (the Skulener Rebbe), concerning a ruling which had been issued in 1946 regarding Rabbi Netanel Wongrovsky. "That notice belittled the honor of Rabbi Netanel, making it seem as if he were acting senselessly… now I see that I was mistaken in what I wrote, and I take back my words and wish to appease him."
30x22 cm. Good condition. Filing holes with several tears.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 15

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“Retet Yerushalaim” – Save Jerusalem!

Announcement of emergency fundraising campaign for Jerusalem, which is "in a sea of tears" due to the awful situation there: Torah scholars and old people are starving for bread; the Bikur Holim Hospital is lacking basic needs, and so forth. Printed in New York, 1911.
Advertisemsnt on behalf of a special committee which had been established in New York on behalf of Jerusalem's Jews. Undersigned are the Orthodox Rabbis of New York, and community activists who were members of the committee (among them Harry Fischel, founder of institute named after him in Jerusalem, and more.)
Unknown.
23x29 cm. Good condition, several stains.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 16

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Invitations for Weddings and Bar Mitzvah Celebrations

Collection of original and interesting invitations for weddings and Bar Mitzvas. From well known Rabbis, Admors and prominent figures.
Partial list: Rabbi Yochanan from Rachmastrivka for the wedding of his son, Rabbi Mordechai; Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elishiv for his daughter's wedding; Ha-Rabanit Rimmer; Rabbi Hayim Meir from Vizhnitz for his relative, Rabbi Moshe Heger's wedding; Rabbi Ovadiya Yosef for his daughter's wedding, Ha-Rabanit Butbul; Rabbi Shmuel Aharon Yudelevitch for the wedding of his son (the famous Magid) Rabbi Shabtai Benjamin Yudelevitch; Meir Porush and his parents thanking for participation in Bar Mitzvah; Rabbi Avraham Sofer (Ha-Meiri publisher) for Bar Mitzvah of his son, Aviad Sar Shalom Shlomo; Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Oyerbach and his son-in-law, Rabbi Zalman Nehemyah Goldberg for wdding of his granddaughter and daughter; Rabbi Avraham Dov Oyerbach from Tiberias for wedding of his son, Rabbi Simcha Bunem; Rabbi Refa'el Binyamin Levin for wedding of his sons; Rabbi Shlomo Goren for his children's wedding; For wedding of rabbi Avraham Ya'akov Epstein (Rosh Yeshivat Torah Ve-Yir'ah) with daughter of Rabbi Aharon Katzinelnboygen (From heads of Neturei Karta); further invitations from well known Rabbis.
All together 19 invitations, in various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 17

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Collection of Invitations to Family Celebrations, from Arab Countries

Eight Invitations to Bar Mitzvas, weddings etc. from Jews in Arab countries.
Two in Hebrew-Arabic, and the rest in Arabic. Some are illustrated, and some are colorful.
Vaious sizes and conditions.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 18

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Wedding Invitation – Hebron, 1906

Invitation to wedding of Avraham Ben Rabbi Shlomo Yehudah Leib Eliezrov, (Rabbi of Hebron) to Sheina, daughter of Rabbi Shmuel Baruch Horwitz, in the year 1906. On verso there is a handwritten dedication to Rabbi David Haimoff. Includes illustrations of Me'arat Ha-Mahpela and violins.
Single page, worn. The middle of the page has an old tape, with slight omission.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 19

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Single Page – Bar Mitzvah – Italia Synagogue, 1892

Kodesh Le-Hashem, Tikun Duchan donated by the young man, Moshe Yehuda Muskati, whose Bar Mitzvah celebration is on Shavu'ot, in the Italia Synagogue, Year 1892."
Large single page with calligraphic ornamented handwriting, Italy, 1892.
It is possible that this boy belonged to the well-known Muskati family (Otzar Ha-Rabbanim 7013).
63x45.5 cm.
Original draft notes in pencil, tears to edges with slight omissions, Stains.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 20

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Page Written to Bar Mitzva Boy

A single page; "to my son Yonah Shabtai Bing… 1867" (1867), written by father Rabbi Kalonymus Bing, probably in Hanover. Written in Hebrew and German calligraphy. It is possible that the writer is from the family of Rabbi Avraham Bing, who was Rabbi in the communities of Offenbach, Franfurt am Main and in the Wurzburg region.
Single page, written on both sides, 22x14 cm.Good condition, Tear with omission to lower part..

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Auction 4 Lot Number 21

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Simanei Ha-Selichot, Altona / Prayers for Chevrah Kadishah, Rodelheim

Interesting collection of prayer pages from Rodelheim and Altona:
1. Printed lists of Simanei Selichot for Yom Kippur. For the years of 1872, 1890, 1898, 1899. Altona.
Alltogether 5 pages ( 2 copies of one of them) in various sizes and conditions.
2. Shemot, Seder Amirah Ve-Hanhagah Le-Chevrah Kadishah Be'et Yetzi'at Neshemah. With Yiddish. Handwriting by Chevrah Kadishah from Frankfurt a.M. Rodelheim. (Unknown year. Bibliographically unknown).

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Auction 4 Lot Number 22

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Rinah U-Tefilah – Birthday Celebration for Queen of Holland

"Rinah U-Tefilah, Seder She-Yomru Ha-Chazan Ve-Ha-Kahal …". Joy and prayer for Queen Wilhelmina by the cantor and audience. Amsterdam, 1906. Levisson printing (David Proops firm).
Text in Hebrew, instructions in Dutch.
[1 title page / soft cover, on pink-orange paper], 4 pages. 20.5 cm. Good condition, staining and folding lines to cover.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 23

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Ka’im Ve-Na’im – Tunis

Ka'im Ve-Na'im, 1914. Poem in Jewish Arabic lanuage on establishment of a Jewish Hospital in Tunis.
8 pages. 20cm. Printed without title page. Very good condition. New paper cover.
Very rare.

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Auction 4 Lot Number 24

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Kol Yagon Va-Anaha

Kol Yagon Va-Anaha by Rabbi David Tiratzini, Torino. 1870. Lithography by Foa Printing.
Poem about the passing of Rabbi Mordechai ben Pinhas Ashkenazi, "Who left his blessing in the cities of Nitsa, Monpirato, Slutzo and Asti…". The lamentation is four pages long and contains 36 verses, and is signed "written here in Asti, 1870". On page 1 there is am illustration of an angel.
4 pages. 30 cm. Good condition, folding lines, one tear without omission.

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