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Auction 8 Lot Number 1

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Elaborate Mizrach – Color Micrograph – Lisbon

Elaborate Mizrach in a quality, color micrograph, with gilded writing and illustrations. Lisbon, Portugal, [the 1890's?].
Illustrations of Magen David, circles, square frame and arch in quality colorful micrograph. Text consists of Shmira and bracha verses, Tefilah and Hodaya: Tehilim chapters and verses from the bible, Ana BeKoach and more. Geometrical illustrations and part of the writing are gilded. One of the frames is made of cut letters [cloth or leather?].
On the side "Michael" and "Gavriel", and underneath: "Ha-Gevir [Senior] Eliyahu Ben Moshe Tzeruya and his wife [Seniora] Miriam Tzeruya … Sabag…". Possibly was donated to them as a wedding gift.
Miriam Atias Sabag was born in 1868 in Tangier, Morocco; married in Eliyahu (Elias Ben Moshe Tzeruya) in Lisbon in 1892 and died in 1939 in a Jewish hospital in Lisbon. (See Genealogia Hebraica, José Maria Abecassis, Volume III. Lisboa, 1991, pages 702-702). Museum item.
64X48 cm, in golden frame 70.5X55 cm. (Back of frame is also made of glass). Good condition. Few stains and moisture damages. Some letters were peeled off. Was not studied out of frame.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 2

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Soldiers Praying on Yom Kippur 1871 – Metz – Cloth Printing

Black and red printing on cotton cloth, for hanging on a wall. Germany, c. 1880.
In the center of the printing, we see a large group of soldiers praying around a bima, in the Franco-Prussian War. Inscription on bottom: Yom Kippur services, 1871, in the camp overlooking Metz".
In the four corners, there is a German song, and on top – words in Hebrew from the liturgy: "We all have one Father, One G-d Who created us", and pictures of angels.
Hebrew and German.
Approx. 68x65 cm, in a wooden frame of 75.5x79. Fair condition. Sewn onto cloth. Slightly torn at edges, stained in the center and on top. Not checked out of frame.

Opening1,300$ Sold For1,300$ Including buyers premium

Auction 8 Lot Number 3

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“Cycle of Life” Painting – Holland, the Beginning of the 19th Century

"Cycle of Life" painting. Oil on wood. Holland, c. 1800. In the center are two symmetrical stair cases integrating into one unit, leading to a gate blocked by a low fence. Nine figures stand on the stairs, on each stair appears the age of the person standing on it, from the age of ten to the age of ninety, in intervals of ten years, from left to right.
The figures on the left side of the stairs are vivid and lively – young men dressed in red and brown garments, elaborate brim hats on their heads, one holding a dagger, the other a flag, the third wears a cape.
The figure in the centre of the stair cases and the figures on the right side are dresses in black – men wearing round hats, their back is bent, their beard grey. In front of the left staircase stands a pregnant woman; on bottom of the right staircase lies a dead person in shrouds.
81X54 cm. Fair condition. Painted on three wood boards connected to each other and framed in original wooden frame. Bottom board partly detached.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 4

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Friday Night (Erev Shabat) Picture – Good Angel and Evil Angel

Colored printed picture of Friday night dinner, good angel and evil angel. Lithographic print A. Wallraf, Germany, end of 19th century.
In the center is an illustration of parents with their four children coming to have Friday night dinner in their grandparents' home. Grandmother blesses the children (Frankfurt custom), lit candles in a Shabat Menorah (typical of German Jews) and the table is set. On the upper right corner is a pleased good angel holding the writing: "may it be like that in any other Shabat" and on the left upper corner the disappointed evil angel, holding writing: "the evil angel is forced to say Amen". [according to the sayings of Rabbi Yossi Bar Yehodah in Tractate Shabat 119 page 2].
On the bottom is a German writing "See, this way the man observing G-d will be blessed". It is obvious that the printer did not know Hebrew well as some Hebrew letters are incorrect.
48 X 38.5 cm, pasted to cloth. Poor condition. Tears and rough stains.

Opening200$ Sold For460$ Including buyers premium

Auction 8 Lot Number 5

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Fine Embroidered Cloth, 1869

Blue velvet embroidered with golden threads and metal threads (Matzah cover?). Turkey? 1869.
The borders are embroidered with geometrical and vegetal designs. In the center a large flowers with eight petals.
An inscription is embroidered: "Bylie di Moshe Yehuda Arye… the year 1869".
Two yellow threads are sewn to the opening of the cover.
52X46 cm. Very good condition. Velvet is worn in a few spots. Part of borders embroidery are unraveled. Cloth loops were sewn to back-side corners.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 6

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The Ten Commandments – Embroidery on Net-Fabric

The Ten Commandments embroidered with colorful threads on net-fabric. The United States? 19th century?
The ten commandments are embroidered in English with pink, green, yellow and brown threads with intertwining embroidered decorations. In the center are the Tablets of the Ten Commandments. The numbering of the commandments is in Latin digits.
In a non-original wooden frame 56X45 cm, old wooden back, original. Fair-good condition. Moisture marks, some damages to embroidery.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 7

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Matzah Cover – Fine Embroidery

Matzah cover, fine embroidery on velvet. East Europe? End of 19th century.
On the upper part of the cover a colorful embroidery on green velvet: flowers and leaves, in the center the writing: "Chag Ha-Pesach" and above it a bird holding a Matzah in its beak. Around it appears a gold-embroidered writing: Baruch ata… asher kidshanu be-mitzvotav ve-tzivanu al achilat matzah". On the bottom part of the cover a colorful embroidery of flowers, buds and leaves (in a white thread a letter in a foreign language is embroidered). Artistic embroidery on one of the inner partitions. Golden fringes.
Diameter: 38 cm. Good-fair condition.Stains. Two cloth loops were added to upper part for hanging.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 8

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Hand Painted Matzah Cover – Eretz Yisrael

Matzah cover, paint on fabric (stencil). Eretz Yisrael,
Blue writing in a frame: Seven days thou shall eat Matzot" and "Ve-hi She-Amda La'avoteinu…". In a colorful triangle in the center: "We were slaved to Pharaoh in Egypt" with illustration of slaves working in construction. The word "Matzah" appears in the center of the triangle.
On the back of the cover a faded stamp "Made in Palestine". Golden fringes.
Diameter: 39 cm. Fair condition. Wine stains and aging marks.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 9

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Fine Matzah Cover – Colorful Embroidery, 1893

Matzah cover, colorful embroidery on Bordeaux-colored velvet. East Europe? End of 19th century. The borders of the cover bear two embroidered jars with trees growing out of them. In a square frame in the center decorated with floral designs appears the year 1893.
The phrase "Chag Ha-Matzot Shiv'a Yamim… ve-tzivanu al achilat matzah" in embroidered on the upper part of the cover.
On the bottom a jug, bottle and wine glass are embroidered with the writing: "Le-Shanah haba'ah be-yerushulayim". Under that is the name "Beril Zupnik".
35.5 X 35.5 cm. Good condition. Embroidery on upper part is somewhat unraveled. Dark stains to inner partitions on bottom part only.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 10

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Tefillin Bag – Colorful Embroidery

Tefillin bag, colorful embroidery on black velvet. Eretz Yisrael? The 188- 's.
On one side a frame decorated with geometric designs is embroidered with four circles at its corners. In the center there is a goblet out of which grows a plant, on the handles and the base of the goblet there are four birds. The date is embroidered: 1885 or 1888.
On the other side colored embroidered decorations and name of the owner embroidered in purple thread: "Moshe Ben Zvi". The lining of the bag is of red fabric.
18 X 24 cm. Fair condition. Worn. Some of the embroidery is damaged.

Opening100$ Sold For120$ Including buyers premium

Auction 8 Lot Number 11

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Embroidered Wimple – Ettinghausen Family, 1883

Torah wimple, of Yehudah Moshe Yechiel Ettinghausen's Brit Milah, 1883.
Embroidery with green threads: "Yehudah Moshe Yechiel, son of rabbi Naftali Ettinghausen, born at… 1883… Le-Torah' Le-Chupah U-Lema'assim Tovim". The word "Le-Torah" appears within a pink thread embroidery in the shape of a Torah and the Trees of Life, the word "Le-Chupah" is under a canopy (Chupah) on four posts (see picture).
The wimple tradition was common mostly in southern Germany, but also some communities in northern Germany and even Italy. See extensive treatment of this custom in the book Shorshe Minhag Ashkenaz, part 2 (Bnei-Brak, 2000).
340 cm. Good condition. Stains. Unraveled stich in the center.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 12

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Parochet – 1913

Parochet, 1913, possibly from the United States.
On top a prominent padded crown, adorned with glittering beads, metal-plates and decorated with imitation precious stones. Underneath there is a writing "Keter Torah" and the Tablets of the Law held by two lions, prominent and padded. On the bottom there is a floral decoration and an inscription, 1913.
The writing and all the decorations are embroidered with a spring-like copper. A golden frame is sewn to the borders with copper-thread fringes.
180X125 cm, including the fringes. Good condition. Part of the copper-thread decorations are damaged or missing. Tear to cloth, stains.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 13

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Meggilat Ester on Prchment in a Fine Case

Meggilat Ester. Ink of parchment (5 sheets), in a decorated silver case. Turkey? The 19th century.
The case is decorated with nice floral designs and with leaves. Six large leaves are seen on the top part and they hide the handle connection at the lower part while becoming attached to a Torah crown-like decoration on the upper part.
Height of case: 16 cm. The Scroll: 9 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 14

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Torah Book in a Silk Coat – Miniature

Miniature Torah book, printed on paper. [Poland? The 1920's?]
Two "Life-Trees" made of copper with a silk coat on which a blue Magen David and a Torah crown are embroidered.
Size of printed sheet 35 mm; including the copper handles: 53 mm. Very good condition. Silk coat somewhat worn.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 15

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Seal of Safed Kloiz of Rebbe David Moshe Friedman of Chortkov

Round copper seal with wooden handle. Safed, ca. 1880. (Before 1903).
The seal is encircled with a writing: "Seal of kloyz of Rabbi David Moshe of Chortkov". In the center there is a Maggen David, and around it the writing "Beit David, Ohel Moshe, Tif'eret Yisrael". In the center of the Magen David it says "Safed", with an open book and a Torah crown.
From the title "Rebbe" it is possible to conclude that the seal served the Safed Kloiz during the Rebbe's life and it is dated 1880.
Rebbe David Moshe Friedman, first rebbe of Chortkov, son of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhyn (great grandson of the Maggid of Mezritch). Born on Shavuot 1827. Known as holy and never involved in an idle talk. In 1867 he settled in Chortkov, acquired a castle in which he dwelled and established nearby a Beit Midrash. Was well known for his modesty though he acted gracefully according to the Ruzhyn Rebbes' tradition, he traveled in a fancy carriage, wore golden shoes and led an ostentatious way of life. Had tens of thousands of followers who turned to him for advice and blessing. Supported financially the building of a synagogue and Chasidic kloiz of Chortkov in Safed since he felt a special bond with Safed and Meron. Died in 1903.
Seal diameter: 4.1 cm. Height: 6.2 cm. Good condition. Usage marks.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 16

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Seal of Rabbi Ya’akov Yantshi Kalich of Ustrzyki, Descendant of “Bnei Yisachar” – Safed

Copper-seal for wax-stamps. Safed, 19th century.
The seal bears the writing: "Ya'akov Yantshi ben Harav Z. Kalich". Decorated in the center with a vegetal design.
Rabbi Ya'akov Yantshi moved to Safed from Ustrzyki Dolne (Poland) with his parents, Rabbi Shmuel Zanvil Kalich and his wife Freide. Died in Safed in 1897. His parents died in Safed in 1883 and 1909. Freide was the daughter of Rabbi Ya'akov Uri of Turka, from his second marriage with the daughter of Rabbi Moshe Shoenfeld, son-in-law of the Rebbe Zvi Elimelech Medinov author of "Bnei Yisachar". Rabbi Shmuel Zenvil was the son of Rabbi Yesha'ayahu Shlomo Zalman Kalich of Ustrzyki and Ester Roize of Ustrzyki and Litovisk.
See enclosed material.
Diameter of seal: 1.8 cm. Height: 4 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 17

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Torah Pointers -Yad – North Africa

1. Torah pointer – Yad, engraved silver. Medallion-like Upper joint with vegetal decorations and a green gem in the center. Arm is decorated with horizontal and diagonal lines. The cuff as well as center and top of arm are decorated with a hyperbolic design. The palm is in the shape of a Hamsa. On the back appears an engraved inscription. 12.5 cm.
2. Torah pointer – Yad – engraved cast silver. A flattened ball decorates the upper joint encircled with cylinder-like shapes. The Yad becomes narrow towards the cuff. An engraved inscription appears on the arm. The middle finger consists of two links in uneven lengths, connected to the arm and cuff with cylinder-like designs. The palm is tightly closed and the pointing finger is bent. A ring is attached to the upper joint with a silver chain. 21.5 cm.
3. Torah pointer – Yad – cast engraved silver. Upper joint mobile and attached with a hinge. Arm consists of two cylinders narrowing towards each other, the edges of which are decorated with cylinder-like shapes. The middle finger narrows towards the cuff and on its top is a fan-shaped design and decorations in the shapes of leaves and lines. An inscription is engraved on the back side. The palm is tightly closed and the pointing finger somewhat bent. 22.5 cm.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 18

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Torah Pointer – Yad – Olive Wood – Jerusalem

Torah pointer – Yad – made of olive wood. Jerusalem, 19th century.
Upper joint round with a carving of the Western Wall and cypresses treetops. Arm with seven round decorations in various sizes. Middle finger of four parts narrowing towards the cuff. Black, red and green decorations appear in the joins between the four parts. On the upper part appears the inscription "Jerusalem". Round cuff with identical design to the connection between middle finger and arm. Palm is tightly closed and the long pointing finger is carved with nails and skin folds shapes.
38.5 cm. Good condition. Some aging-marks and stains.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 19

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Torah Pointer – Yad – From the Collection of “Heichal Shlomo” Museum

Torah pointer – Yad. Europe, End of 19th century – beginning of 20th century. Cast metal silver plated.
Upper joint cornice-shaped decorated with a vegetal design. A round ball with two leaves garlands appear in the connection between the arm and the middle finger. The finger and the arm become wider towards their connection point. A cuff at the end of the arm. Palm tightly closed with bent fingers.
28 cm. Good condition. Slight oxidation marks to the leaves decoration.
Previous owner: "Heichal Shlomo" Museum – Jerusalem Center for Jewish Heritage. Attached is a document on part of the museum assessing the legal handing of the item.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 20

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Torah Pointers – Yad – Morocco

1. Torah pointer, engraved silver. Upper joint round, decorated borders with a six-petals flower with piercing in the center. The palm is in the shape of a Hamsa with a cuff at the bottom. 10.5 cm.
2. Torah pointer, molded and engraved brass. A leather strip and a ring at the tip of the pointer. Upper joint flower-like decorated with an arabesque with an inner protruding circle in the center. The upper part of the pointer has a widthwise cut, its lower part decorated with vegetal shapes and a cuff. In the center an inscription and an engraved Magen David. On the back side of the pointer, geometrical and vegetal designs are engraved. Old weld fixing. 17 cm.
Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 21

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Two Trees of Life with Copper Handles – Poland

Two Trees of Life for Torah, wood and copper, Poland.
Copper made handles, at its tips bearing some simple decorations. On one handle is an engraved inscription: "This Torah belongs to… Fishel son of Yitzchak."
Hight: 86 cm. Maximum width: 11 cm. Good condition.

Opening700$ Sold For700$ Including buyers premium

Auction 8 Lot Number 22

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Synagogue “Silence” Sign in the Shape of a Hand-Palm

Wooden, painted and carved hand-palm. East Europe, the 19th century?
Open hand-palm made of carved wood, a Maggen David is drawn in the center. The palm was used as a signal in synagogue to ask for silence. Known are similar palms with the writing "No talking during prayer". [See Tractate Sukkah leaf 51 B', concerning the Alexandria Synagogue where shawls have been waved for the public to say Amen when the cantor had said the blessings].
Maximum size: 31.5 X 12.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Patina, slights stains and slightly peeling paint.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 23

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Book-Ends –Tablets of the Ten Commandments Shape – The United States, 1922

Book-ends made of black painted metal. The United States, 1922. Made by L.V. Aronson.
Books-ends are made in the shape of the Tablets of the Ten Commandments with the Ten Commandments in Hebrew letters. The commandments numbering is in Roman digits. On top is a Magen David and lines resembling sun rays. The book-ends are decorated with a drawing of rocks on which the tablets are "leaning". Felt is pasted on the bottom.
Maximum size: 9 X 10 cm. Fair condition. Paint peeling in some spots. One of the book-ends is missing a supportive part.

Opening100$ Sold For130$ Including buyers premium

Auction 8 Lot Number 24

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Book Stander Decorated with a Maggen David

Book stander made of brass in sawing craftsmanship. Morocco? Beginning of the 20th century.
In the center a Maggen David decorated on both sides with different vegetal designs.
Maximum height: 26 cm. Maximum width: 29.5 cm. Maximum depth: 27 cm. Good condition. Some oxidation and corrosion marks.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 25

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Natlah – Hand Washing Cup -East Europe, 18th Century

Copper Natlah with handle enforced by nails. East Europe, 1761.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 26

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Synagogue Memory-Plate – Damascened Craftsmanship, 1915

Memory-plate for synagogue in shape of a domed pendant. Brass set with silver and copper (Damascened craftsmanship), 1915.
Decorated with many vegetal and leaves-shaped decorations; upper and lower parts are also decorated with fish.
Hebrew dedication: "Dedication to the Lord in memory of the young man who died before his time, Ovadiah, son of Yom Tov Bokai, may he rest in Eden, who passed away on November 22, 1915, may his soul be bound up in the bond of life".
Height: 29 cm, width: 23.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 27

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Pewter Purim Plate with a Wedding Dedication – Germany

Pewter Purim Plate. Neuwied (between Koln and Wiesbaden), Germany, 1755.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 28

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Copper Purim Plate – “Kacha Ye’asse La-Ish” – Kiev, 1884.

Copper plate with etched decorations. Kiev, 1884.
The borders of the plate are decorated with slits. In the center appears a square frame, four round protrusions at the corners, decorated by etching with different geometric designs (and a few vegetal designs).
In the center are seen Mordechai riding a horse, Hamman holding the reins and two trees. Above and under the illustration appears the writing: "This will be done to the man / whom the King wishes to honor". The date "Kiev 1884" appears on the bottom of the plate.
Diameter: 29 cm. Good condition. Corrosion and oxidation marks. Scratches and stains mainly on the back.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 29

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Walking Cane with Wine-Opener – “Le-Chayim”

Walking cane made of wood, silver and ivory. England, 19th century?
Black painted wooden cane narrowing towards the bottom. A marked silver ring at the tip of the cane. The handle is made of ivory or ivory-like and bears the inscription "L'Chayim" in fine letters enclosed in a thin frame. A wine opener is attached to an unseen part of the handle.
Height: 86 cm. Width of handle: 10 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 30

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Sugar Dish with Engraving in Yiddish – Poland, the 1920’s

Silver plated metal dish to serve sugar. Warsaw-Lithuania, the 20th century.
Elliptic dish with two Art-Nouveau style handles. A round handle on the lid decorated with leaves and ribbon-like decorations. The dish itself is also decorated with ribbon-like designs, gold-plated. The dish stands on four round balls and on its bottom a Warsaw manufacturer's mark "17 B.Henneberg, Warszawa 2420".
An inscription in Yiddish on the lid: "Gift for Rachel the bride of the day of her departure for Eretz Yisrael, from the groom's grandmother", dated: Grodno, 1926.
Height: 11.5 cm. Maximum width: 19 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 31

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Wine Goblet with Saucer and Lid – Iraq

Silver wine goblet with saucer and lid. Iraq, 20th century.
Simple geometric engraved decorations. A bird stands on the lid.
Height, including saucer: 14.5 cm. Diameter of goblet: 6.2 cm. Diameter of saucer: 13.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Kiddush cup typical of Iraqi Jews.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 32

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Ceramic Pesach Plate – She’erit Ha-Pleita

"From Slavery to Freedom", ceramic Pesach Plate, the 1940's

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Auction 8 Lot Number 33

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Art-Deco Hanukah Lamp

Art-Deco Hanukah lamp. Silver marked S.J. 800 and another mark.
Square base, two silver balls support an oblong hollow rectangle, in the center a small ball supporting a Maggen David. To the right and to the left of the Maggen David there are four candle arms. The Shamash is positioned on top of the Maggen David.
Width: 31.5 cm. Height: 15 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 34

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Stone Hanukah Lamp – Yemen

Hanukah lamp made of dark stone. Yemen.
Eight flower-shaped branches (eight-petal flowers). A small pinhole to the inner side of the branches to let oil flow from the branches and the Shamash, the Shamash in the center of the flower, with a high, round protrusion.
Engraved decorations (geometrical and vegetal designs) on the bottom of the lamp and its outer sides. [See also in Pri Chadash book, Hanukah rituals, number 671, that if candles are separated, you can light Hanukah candles in a circle].
Width: 21 cm, hight: 3.5 cm. Fair condition. Breakage with omissions to upper part of one of the branches and to lower part of another branch. Decorations are blurred.
See: Jewish life in art and tradition, Heichal Shlomo publishing, Jerusalem, 1980, page 163.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 35

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Hanukah Lamp – Hamsa and Birds – Folks Craftsmanship

Metal Hanukah lamp, sawn and engraved. Eretz Yisrael, the 20th century.
Back-plate decorated with a large hand-palm (Hamsa) decorated with geometric and vegetal designs. The Hamsa is symmetrical, two end fingers point outwards, on both of them is a bird with a tuft on its head; a metal ring is connected to one bird's wing.
Three domed protrusions close to the Hamsa's base bear the writing "Ha'Nerut Ha'Lalu Kodesh". Eight round holes with no branches are found on the bottom. A hook for hanging is attached to the back part. A decorated stand in soldered to the bottom back side.
Height: 35 cm. Maximum width: 12.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 36

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Copper Hanukah Lamp – Central Europe

Copper Hanukah Lamp. Central Europe (Germany or Czechoslovakia) the 20th century.
Back plate decorated with engraved frame, round protruding decorations, a Maggen David on top with a large jug with two handles from which rises a flame.
A thin post attached to the base carries eight oil vessels and at its center a cantilever carrying the Shamash. The jug background and the lamp's base are hammered. The frame on the bottom of the lamp is designed as bricks. A hanging hook on the back side.
Height: 27 cm. Maximum width: 26 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 37

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. Copper Hanukah Lamp – Morocco

Copper Hanukah Lamp. Morocco, the 20th century.
In the center of the back panel a six petals flower-like round decoration, in its center the Shamash is placed. More decorations are around the panel with three curves on top. A stand is attached to the bottom with pinched oil vessels. The back of the base is also decorated. The sides are sealed and decorated. On the back is a hanging hook.
Height: 24 cm. Width: 26 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 38

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Hanukah Lamp – Central Europe, 20th Century

Upright Hanukah Lamp. Central Europe (Germany or Czechoslovakia), the 20th century.
Octagonal base decorated with geometric designs. Arm's base decorated with vegetal designs and cylinder-like designs, narrowing towards a ball and ring screwed to its end. Four arched, wide, arms ending with cups. A dent connected to the second arch holds the Shamash in the front of the lamp.
Height: 35 cm. Width: 32 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 39

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Shabat Lamp – Holland

Shabat lamp, cast brass. Holland, 19th century.
Six oil-branches in the shape of a star, standing on a six petals flower-shaped base. Long post decorated with cylinder-like designs standing of a flower-shaped base with six round pinholes. The upper end of the post becomes wider towards the hanging hook and is also decorated with cylinder-like designs. A bowl decorated with geometrical designs is hanging on the bottom to collect the oil drippings.
80 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 40

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. Silver “Ner Tamid” Memorial Lamp, 1935

"Ner Tamid" memorial lamp to be hung in synagogue. Viennese silver mark and another mark CS.
Bell-shaped hanger with engraved decorations, three silver chains and an oil containing base with decorations engraved on the borders with an engraved inscription: "Ner Tamid Kodesh… by Mr. Shabtai Trabolos… in memory of their son Nissim who died before his time… on Passover 1935…"
A Maggen David is engraved next to the inscription.
Base diameter: 16.5 cm, height: 65 cm. Stains, corrosion and oil remnants. One chain damaged and non-professionally restored.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 41

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Synagogue memorial-Lamp – Morocco

Synagogue memorial-lamp, copper. Morocco, the 20th century.
Memorial-lamp, at the bottom of which a hanger is attached in the shape of a symmetrical Hamsa, decorated with floral and geometric designs. In the center a Maggen David. The thumb of the hamsa is in the shape of a bird head.
Height with no chains: 40 cm, good condition. Hanging chains are damaged.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 42

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Spice Box – Silver – Filigree

Silver tower-shaped spice box. Filigree craftsmanship.
The tower stands on four widespread legs. Bottom is decorated with flowers. A round ball-like decoration at the connection of the base to the upper part. Arches and flower buds appear above the door. A flattened-ball shape decoration on upper part.
Flag is not original.
Height: 22 cm. Maximum width: 5 cm. Good condition.
Previous owner: Herman Mayer Collection (see Kedem Catalogue number 5, page 131).

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Auction 8 Lot Number 43

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Spice Box with Peacock

Gold-plated spice box. India? The 20th century.
Square base with inscription: "Baruch Atah… Boreh Minei Bessamim". The base is attached to four legs. The spice box is egg-shaped with six arched windows and a door that opens. On top of the box is a large peacock, a tuft on its head and its tail is decorated with feathers.
Height: 16 cm. Maximum width: 10.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 44

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Berachot, Tefilot Uzemirot – Miniature Manuscript on Parchment – Budapest 1779

Miniature manuscript, Tefilot Uzemirot, Budapest, Shevat, 1779.
Magnificent copy on parchment, in ritual calligraphy with illustrations, in black and red ink. On the (faded) title-page it is possible to read the this "Hash…" was written for Rabbi Nathan Shatz the Chazan in Old Ovin, by the sofer Itzek Hersch.
The volume contains: Zemirot for Leil Shabat, Yehi Ratzon said after reading the Torah and the prayer "Acheinu". Birkat Ha-Mazon (page missing at the beginning of birkat ha-mazon). Kiddush Levanah, lighting of Chanuka candles, shir shel yom, seder pidion ha-ben, seder shinuy ha-shem, seder eiruvei tavshilin and a prayer for rain (to be said in sh'ma koleinu).
Instructions in Yiddish Deutsch.
18 leaves, 10.3 cm. Good condition. Part of the ink very faded. At least 2 leaves are missing (in Birkat Ha-Mazon and Kiddush Levanah). Ancient leather binding. Before title-page a few leaves were bound out of place. Contained in a handsome cardboard box.

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Book of Psalms Translated into Ethiopian (Gez)

Book of Psalms in Ethiopian script, in the Gez language used by the Ethiopian priests.
Handwritten in black, red and some blue and brown ink, on 11 parchment booklets. Number of leaves is different in each booklet. A few sketches and two illustrations: snakes and an angel.
Bound in a dark wooden binding with thick threads, no spine.
[70] leaves, 10 cm. Fair-good condition. On some leaves ink is somewhat faded or slightly deleted. Dark stains to borders. Front cover broken into 3 parts sewn with thread, and almost totally detached.
It is not clear to us whether this is a copy or commentary, and whether this is a traditional Book of Psalms or one with additions from foreign religions.

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Document on Parchment – London 1902

1. Leaf of parchment bearing inscriptions: verse beginning with "Shiviti", Hashem's Holy Name, and drawing of Menorah with the verses of "Lamenatzeach".
14 cm. Fair condition, faded.
2. Verses of salvation and Holy Names (on a parchment leaf, for a segula).
16.5 cm. Very good condition.

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“Shiviti” Page and Page of Segulot – Handwritten on Parchment

1. Leaf of parchment bearing inscriptions: verse beginning with "Shiviti", Hashem's Holy Name, and drawing of Menorah with the verses of "Lamenatzeach".
14 cm. Fair condition, faded.
2. Verses of salvation and Holy Names (on a parchment leaf, for a segula).
16.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 48

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Shiviti on Parchment – Yichye Nahari Ha-Levi, 1930

Shiviti on Parchment, "By Yichye Nahari Ha-Levi". Donated as charity to "Yemin Moshe" synagogue in 1930 by Nissim Ben David Ezer.
Black ink on white painted parchment, faded nikkud in red ink. Magen David and geometrical illustrations in green and yellow.
59 cm, framed 66.5 cm. Good condition, stains on parchment and peeling color. Faded ink in some spots. Not checked outside frame.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 49

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Amsterdam Hagadda from 1662 – Numbered Facsimile on Parchment

Amsterdam Haggada from 1662, the first of the Passover Haggadas published by the Hebrew print in Amsterdam.
An elaborate facsimile was made according to a rare copy found in the Jewish National Library in Jerusalem. Published by Sh'muel Mor and members of the Judaica Club. B'nei Brak, 1983.
Printed on parchment and bound in leather. This edition was printed in 27 numbered copies only, with the intention to destroy the types after the publishing. This is copy 22.
[28] leaves. 24 cm. Very good condition.

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Haggada from Avingon Machzor 1765 – Numbered Facsimile on Parchment

Passover Haggada from the Avignon Machzor of 1765.
Elaboate facsimile published by Rabbi Chaim Yishaya Schwartz. London, 1984.
Printed on parchment and bound in leather. Printed in 104 copies, out of which only 25 are on parchment. This is copy no. 8, with signature of the publisher. Fancy letters, general wording and the songs differ from other Haggadas.

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Remnant of Ketuba Document on Parchment, Cairo, 1603

Remnants of Ketuba document from 1603, from "Cairo, situated on the Nile Banks".
This document was probably extracted from the binding of a book.
19x13 cm. Poor condition, stained by glue, moths and time, the book's end is missing.

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Ketubah on Parchment – Leiden 1753

Ketubah on Parchment, Leiden 1753.
The groom David Ben Michael and the bride Brayne bat Eliezer. Signatures by the groom and witnesses.
18 cm. Fair condition, creases, faded ink.

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Ketubah of Rabbi Eliyahu Klachkin – Jerusalem 1927

Ketubah printed in gold letters. With illustrations and drawings of the holy places, "with the consent of Beit-Din of the Perushim and Chasidim", Levi Printing House. Jerusalem, [1920's].
Ketubah for the wedding of Rabbi Eliyahu Klachkin and the widow Mussa Chen. Jerusalem 1927.
The Ga'on Rabbi Eliyahu Klachkin (1851-1931) Rabbi of Lublin, a famous Ga'on of his generation. After the death of his wife in 1925, he moved to Jerusalem by himself and married for the third time in 1927. (See enclosed material. Compare his attached handwriting with the Ketubah filled out by the groom himself).
38.5 cm. Good condition, slight tears to folds.
Levi Printing was active untill 1921, so that the Ketubah was printed in 1921 at the latest.

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Ketubah from Yemen – Wadi Geshur 1937

"Beshem Rachman Maleh Rachamim" – Handwritten Ketubah from Yemen, Yod-beth Nissan [Erev Pesach!], 1937. Wadi Geshur (Yemen).
Interesting version of Ketubah with many Halachic minutiae, mostly written in anchaient Aramaic. Witnesses Ya'abetz ben Ya'akov. Yichie ben Daud Arani. It seems that the second witness wrote the Ketubah.
23.5 cm. Fair condition, folding marks, some of the letters faded, torn folds and edges.

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Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis – Ketubah with his Signature – Smolensk, 1918

Ketubah for the marriage of Shraga Feivish ben Gershon Ha-Levi and Rivka bat R' Noah .Smolensk, 1918.
Handwritten on plain thin paper.
Signed by witnesses: Rabbi "Zelig reuven…Bengis" and Rabbi Shimshon Ya'akov Lifshitz.
The Ga'on Rabbi Zelig reuven Bengis (1867-1953, Otzar Ha-Rabanim 5778) foremost rabbi in his generation, disciple of Volozhin Yehivah and his rabbi Ha-Natziv of Volozhin named him a Living Talmud. Rabbi of Bodki, Smolensk and Kalvarie. Moved to Eretz Yisrael in 1938 and served as chief rabbi of the Eda Ha-Charedit in Jerusalem. His book: "Leplagot reuven".
22 cm. Fair condition. Tears to folds and to edges, stains.

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Ketubah from Morocco – 1860 – Signature of Rabbi Chaviv Toledano

Handwritten, (Rashi script), of Meknes (Morocco), 1860.
Version of writing according to custom of Jews of Morocco, with titles and poetic phrases and many acronyms, and mentions of the "honor of the ketubah" of the groom and bride.
One of the signed witnesses is Rabbi "Chaviv Toledano" – probably Rabbi Chaviv Toledano the third, born in 1799 in Meknes, author of: "Pesach Haggadah "Peh Yesharim" (Livorno 1837) "Terumat Ha-Kodesh" (Livorno 1860) and other books that have not been printed. He also composed various Piutim for holidays which were printed in Machzorim according to Moroccan custom.
Leaf 40 cm. The ketubah was written on the upper half of the leaf. Fair-poor condition, the ketubah was torn into two parts at the folds (akmost no text missing)

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Engagement T’na’im of Rabbi Binyamin Aryeh Weiss’s Son

Engagement T'na'im of the Ga'on Rabbi Binyamin Aryeh Weiss's son. Lvov (Lemberg), 1895. Signatures of bride and groom and their fathers. The groom Akivah son of Rabbi Binyamin Aryeh Ha-Cohen of Chernowitz and the bride Malka daughter of Rabbi Mendel Figenbaum of Lvov.
Rabbi Binyamin Aryeh Weiss Av-Beit-Din Chernowitz (1843-1912, Otzar Harabbanim 3783), student of the "Sho'el Meshiv" and the "Mefarshei HaYam". Used to travel to the Maharia of Zidichov. Rabbi in Chernowitz as of 1871. Maintained correspondence with the leading rabbis in Galicia, Hungary and Bukovina, of these letters, the three parts of the Even Yekara Responsum were printed.
34 cm. Dry paper, fair-poor condition, tears to folds and margins (almost no missing parts).

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Printed Ketubah Roedelheim – Barne 1896

Ketubah printed by S. Lehrberger & Comp. [Roedelheim, the 1890's].
The Ketubah was filled out in Barne. The groom Rabbi Uri Feivel ben rav Asher and the bride Helse bat rav Avraham. Witnesses: Yehuda ben Yitzchak. Zvi ben rav Ya'akov. The groom and the other witness signed in Latin.
33 cm. Fair condition, torn edges.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 59

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Printed Ketubah – ManchEsther 1897

Printed Ketubah. [England], 1890.
The Ketubah was filled out in ManchEster, England 1897. The groom Shraga Feivel ben rabbi Avraham Aharon and the bride Sheine daughter of rabbi Baruch Meir. Witnesses: Yosef Baharav rabbi Moshe Yaffe , Avraham Leib ben R' David. English version in back.
30 cm. Quality paper parchment-like, fair condition, time-stains, torn on lower part of the Ketubah.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 60

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Two Printed Ketubot – Vienna

Two printed ketubot [blank], designed by Meir Kunstadt. "Menorah" publishing, Vienna.
One is printed in blue ink on thin and fragile paper, the other printed in yellow ink on thick paper; different in design.
The first 45 cm. Fair condition, many tears on margins; the second 47.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 61

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Ketubot from Tangier, 1901-1916

Two Ketubot and an arbitration document. Tangier, 1901-1916.
The arbitration document bears signatures of Rabbi Eliyahu Elmaliach and Rabbi Akiva Sananitz.
The ketuba from 1916 bears signatures of Rabbi Yehuda ben Shimol and Rabbi Akiva Sananitz.
3 items, various sizes, very good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 62

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Ketuba Marriage Document – Persia

Ketuba document, Persia.
The entire text is in Persian. On the first page, there are printed colorful decorations. The text and graphics on the Ketuba are printed, and some parts are handwritten, or else the printed words were written over with a quill. With government stamps depicting lions.
Signature and ink-stamp of Rabbi Yosef Chaim Ohr Shraga.
8 pages, 20 cm. Fair condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 63

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Ketubah – Teheran, 1948

Ketubah printed in golden ink. Teheran, 1948, for the marriage of Akagan Olian ben Shimon and Iran Kalimiya bat Meir Pinchasian.
On the bottom signatures and ink stamps of the community's rabbis, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Or Shraga and Rabbi Moshe Shraga.
50 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Folded.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 64

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Ketubah and Documents with Moroccan Rabbis’ Signature

1. Fine Ketubah. Illustrated frame. The entire main body of text (more than 30 lines) in fine handwriting by pen. Casablanca, 1968.
The groom David Benbenisti and the bride Tamo Tirza Mimran. Witnesses signatures by the rabbis of Casablanca. Rabbi Shimon Abuchatzeira and Rabbi Avraham Maman. Signed and stamped by Chief Rabbi Shalom Mashash [later, chief rabbi of Jerusalem].
2. Permit to slaughter kaparot. Chief rabbinate of Casablanca. Signature by Rabbi Shalom Mashash.
3. Beit-Din records. Rabat 1943-1944. 4 pages, 12 rulings, with signatures of the dayanim: Rabbi Avraham Alaluf, Rabbi Chanon Chasson, Rabbi Ya'akov Walid, Rabbi Ya'akov Sabach. Records confirmed by Rabbi David Sabach's signature and ink stamp.
Various sizes and conditions.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 65

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Sh’tar Halitza – Offenbach 1784

A "Shtar Bitahon Al Halitza", handwritten. Offenbach, 1784.
The husband Itzek ben rav Piness from Offenbach. His brother Tebli is obliged to perform chalitza for wife Zippor, daughter of Itzek Degagrerweiler. Winesses: Avraham son of Moshe of Offenbach and Avraham son of Moshe Yehuda.
A collateral given by brother of the groom as an obligation to keep the Mitzvat Halitza should the bride be widowed with no sons. Obligation contains condition of financial debt in case the brother will refuse to perform Halitza in which case the wife will become Agunah and unable to remarry. The version of this Shtar Halitza is based on Sefer Nahlat Shiva'a chapter 22.
Double leaf, 32 cm. Very good condition, folding creases and stains.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 66

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Tosefet Ketubah Document– 1823

Tosefet Ketubah Document, Shernawtzky, 1823.
Document written by the husband ensuring the wife an addition to the Ketubah - 740 gold coins Polish, total with the Ketubah 900 gold coins, apart from clothes jewelry and precious stones.
Rare and interesting document. Elaborate writing.
35 cm. Very good condition. Folding marks. Writing on the back.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 67

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Marriage Certificate of Rabbi Reuven Katz

Marriage certificate, second wedding of the Ga'on Rabbi Reuven Katz. Petach Tikva, 1958.
On the bottom rabinical confirmation: "I confirm that this wedding of the couple was held in Petach Tikva…and listed in the Rabanut" instead of the authorized Rabbi the groom himself signed[!] as he was the Chief Rabbi of the city.
Rabbi Reuven Katz (1880-1963, Otzar Harabbanim17705), an exceptional Ga'on, a leading Rabbi in Russia and Eretz Yisrael. Author of "Degel Reuven". Av-Beit-Din of Amdor and Stewisk. In 1931 moved to serve as Chief rabbi of Petach Tikva and head of Yeshivat Lomza in the city. His wife died in 1954 and in 1958 he married the widow of Rabbi Elazar Kenig of Givat Shaul.
23.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 68

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Painting of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi “Chacham Zvi”

Color painting of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi (On Bakelite?)
Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Ashkenazi (1660-1718). Rabbi of Altoona, Hamburg and Andsbek, Rabbi of the Ashkenazi community in Amsterdam. Went through many communities in Ashkenaz and Poland and served as rabbi in Lvov. Author of Chacham Zvi responsum book. His son, Rabbi Ya'akov Amedin, the Yabetz, tells that when Chacham Zvi visited England, his oil-painting was drawn in secret, in an accurate way, and when he saw the painting "I stepped backwards as if I stood there alive". He also told that "many reproductions were made of this painting and were sold expensively".
Set in a frame with golden decorations 14.5 X 12.5 cm. Good condition. Domed glass.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 69

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Picture of Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Rabinowitz

Photograph of Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Rabinowitz, Rabbi of Horodna. Horodna 1916.
"The countenance of the righteous Gaon Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Rabinowitz zt'l Rabbi of Horodna". Described and dated "Grodno 1916".
In 1883 Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Rabinowitz published a book called "The Great Eulogy" about the death of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter. In the year 1912, he signed together with the greatest rabbis of his generation, on the well-known letter to Rabbi Chaim Brisker concerning the "Torat Chaim" Yeshiva in Jerusalem – see enclosed material.
10.5x15 cm. Mounted on cardboard 15x20 cm. Fair condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 70

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Picture of Rabbi Chaim Ha-Cohen – Algiers-Morocco

Picture of Rabbi Chaim Ha-Cohen who died on one Cheshvan 1925. Algiers ca. 1935, printed by Marcel Léon.
On upper part of the picture drawings of a Torah-crown and Kehunah-crown, on the lower part - drawing of Shofar and French writing: "Rabbi Chaim Ha-Cohen of Fez (Morocco)".
Rabbi Chaim Ha-Cohen 1836-1924). Born in Fez where he served as Rabbi and was buried. When he grew old he lost his eye sight and he learned by heart with his disciples. On his burial day the city's rabbis instructed to close of shops and stop all commercial activities until after the funeral.
41.5 cm. Good condition. Some creases and stains on back side.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 71

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Three pictures – the Vilna Ga’on, Rabbi Chaim of Brisk and Rabbi Reines

Three printings of illustrations of Rabbis, by the artist Herman Shtruk.
Pictures: The Vilna Ga'on, Rabbi Chaim Soloveichik of Brisk, Rabbi Yitzchak Ya'akov Reines.
3 pages in lithographic print, 21 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 72

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Collection of Pictures of Rabbis

117 pictures of rabbis printed on cardboards the size of postcards (not divided as postcards in back). Published by the Yehoshua Shapira Book and Tallis Store, Lodz. Some are stamped in back by the ink-stamp of the publishing.
Pictures of the Rashbi, the Vilna Ga'on, and many pictures of Rebbes and rabbis (some are not known today). Fair through very good condition. Most of the pictures are post-card size; several are larger.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 73

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Photo Album – Pardes Katz Talmud Torah, Bnei Brak

Photo Album of the Ohalei Eliezer Talmud Torah (named for Rabbi Dessler), in Pardes Katz, Bnei Brak. Beit Ya'akov School for girls, Pardes Katz, Bnei Brak.
Pictures of teachers and their students, and various candid shots of school life. [One of the teachers depicted is Rabbi Moshe Irenstein, who later served as mayor of Bnei Brak].
List of the schools' development from the time of foundation in 1950, until 1955.
File containing 11 Bristol-board leaves. 34.5 cm. 45 pictures, 13x18.5. The pictures are in very good condition. The file is in good condition, with tears and stained by time.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 74

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“Mea Shearim” Talmud Torah and Yeshiva in Jerusalem – Original Photograph

Original photograph: Picture of the educated children of the Talmud Torah and the Students of the High School and Public-Kitchen 'Mea Shearim' at Jerusalem, Palestine. Tzadok Bassan, late 1920's.
On bottom left corner, traces of photographer's stamp.
28 cm. Good condition. Cut borders.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 75

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Miniature Tanach in a Pennant – Warsaw, 1895

Torah, Nevi'im, and Ketuvim, precise and according to the mesorah. Invented by Menachem M. Shultz. Warsaw, [c. 1895].
Miniature Tanach, 22x30 mm. Contained in a metallic case, plated with gold, with decorations on the front as well as a round magnifying lass. At the top of the case there is a round metal circle, for hanging on a string.
Maximum dimensions including pennant: 25x42 mm. The book is in good condition, the cover is detached and the pages are slightly detached. The pennant is in good condition.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 76

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Sefer Shmuel – Leiden, 1621 – Miniature

Sefer Shmuel. Leiden, 1621.
Latin forward. Text in Hebrew and Latin page facing page. On right margins of the Hebrew text, roots of selected words.
On margins of a few pages - handwritten comments (Latin and Hebrew).
[366] leaves, 13 cm. Good condition. Stains. Worn title-page. Original parchment binding, restored.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 77

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Miniature Pesach Haggadahs

1. Pesach Haggadah with Eiruvei Tavshilin. Vilna, 1912. 7.5 cm.
2. Pesach Haggadah. Jerusalem, 1959 by the printer Lifshitz. Facsimile of the Venice Haggadah. 8 X 6.5 cm.
3-4. Pesach Haggadah. Jerusalem, 1960 by the printer Lifshitz. 5 X 3.5 cm. Two copies with different colored dust-jackets.
5. Pesach Haggadah with English text. Memorabilia from Gemilut Chesed "Ezrat Yerushalem". Jerusalem, ca. 1928. 10.5 cm. Ya'ari 2087.
Various conditions.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 78

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Five Miniature Books

1. Tefilat Yisrael siddur with year round prayers. Prague, 1916. 9 cm. This edition does not appear in the Bibliography InstituteCD nor with Winograd and Rosenfeld.
2. [Siddur] Mincha Ketana. Prague, 1917. Hebrew with translation into German. 10 cm. This edition does not appear in the Bibliography Institute CD nor with Winograd and Rosenfeld.
3-4. Miniature Five Books of Moses with commentary. Warsaw, ca. 1925. Parts III-IV – Vayikra and Ba-Midbar only. 8 cm.
5. Beit Tefilah, Sephardi version. Livorno, 1932. 10.5 cm.
Various conditions.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 79

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Venice – Two Miniature Books

1. Machzor Shel Mo'adim [according to Sephardi custom]. Venice, 1736. Part II: prayers for Succoth, Simchat Torah, Pesach and Sir Ha-Shirim, Shavuot and more. 134 pages, 10.5 cm. Good condition. Original leather binding a little torn, gilded leaves cutting.
2. Sefer Parshiyot with cantillation notes, for Shabat, Mincha and Monday and Thursday. Venice, 1737.
54 leaves, 11.5 cm. Fair condition. Many stains. Original binding partly detached.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 80

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Birkat Ha-Mazon / Chomer Beyad Ha-Yotzer – Miniatures

1. Chomer Beyad Ha-Yotzer, interpretation of the verse Ki Hine Kachomer, Rabbi Shlomo Papenheim. Zhytomyr, 1868. 76 instead of 80 pages [4 last pages missing], 10.5 cm.
2. Seder Birkat Ha-Mazon and Keriat Shema, with Yiddish-Deutsch translation. Vilna. No printing year. 11 cm.
Various conditions.

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Minature Machzor – Warsaw 1886-1887

Very exact and accurate machzor according to Rav Wolf Heidenheim. Warsaw 1886-1887. 6 volumes out of original 9.
Second volume for second day of Rosh Hashana; third volume Kol Nidrei; fifth volume for first two days of Succot; sixth volume Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah; eighth volume for Chol Hamoed and last days of Pesach; ninth volume for Shavuot.
Two title pages in each volume. First title page is missing from two volumes.
7.5 cm. Body of books is in good condition, except for volumes five and six which have missing pages and missing corners. Very worn and torn bindings.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 82

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Pentateuch with Ohr HaChaim Commentary – Slavita, 1818

Pentateuch with Targun Onkelus, Rashi, and Ohr HaChaim commentary. Slavita, [1818], Rabbi Moshe Shapira Print.
Five volumes in elaborate leather bindings. The name of the Chumash and place of print are printed on the title-pages in red ink. The names and places of print are also embossed on the spines, and the year 1813 was accidentally embossed instead of 1818. The book Ohr HaChaim has been accepted as a fundamental book in the Chasidic world, and the Slavita edition is particularly liked, as it was printed by the holy Rabbi Moshe Shapira, son of Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz.
Breishit: 244 leaves; Shemot: 268 leaves; Vayikra: 176 leaves; Bamidbar: 200 leaves; Devarim: 194 leaves. 22 cm. White and blue paper. Fair-good condition. Owners' signatures and ink-stamps in Russian. In the Vayikra volume, some of the title-page was made from a different copy (as evident by the year written); in the Bamidbar volume, the title-page is not original and the printer details were taken from an 1821 edition, and its last 3 leaves are photocopied.

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot – Slavita, 1819

Seder Tikkun Leil Shavuot and Vi'Hosha'ana Rabba. Slavita, 1819, printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira.
"Based on the order in the Shla, with Kavanot of the Holy Names based on the Arizal, with all the advantages of the Tikkun printed in Amsterdam and more".
On the title-page, there is a license from the censor, 1819. The book's name and place of print are in red ink.
Blurred signature and owner's stamp on the title-page.
138, 82 leaves, 17.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Bluish paper. Slightly cropped edges. First and last leaves are stained. The title-page has been professionally restored. Modern leather binding.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 84

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Tikkunei HaZohar – Slavita, 1826

The book Tikkunei HaZohar, by the holy Tanna Rabbi Shmin Bar Yochai. Slavita, [1826], printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira.
Approbations of Rabbi Nachum of Chernobel-Berdichev, Rabbi Chaim Ha-Cohen of Pinsk and Rabbi Efraim of Sadilkov. The book's name and place of print are in red ink.
One the title-page there is a handwritten owner's signature: Baruch Cahana [Rabbi of Safed at end of 19th century?] and ink-stamp of Dov Ber' Segal of Mahlov [possibly connected to the partners of the publisher, Rabbi Moshe Shapira of Slavita].
50, 49-155 leaves, 21 cm. Fair-good condition. Many moth damages, professionally restored. Stained.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 85

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Shulchan Aruch – Slavita, 1820

Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, by Rabbi Yossef Caro. Slavita, 1820 printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira.
Bluish paper. Ownership inscriptions and signatures.
[4]191, [1], 106 leaves, 23 cm. Fair condition. Part of the leaves are worn and torn. Worn leather binding.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 86

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Erchin Tractate – Slavita, 1821

Erchin tractate of the Babylonian Talmud. Rabbi Moshe Shapira of Slavita Printing Press, 1821.
Separate title pages for Tractates Temurah, Kritut and Me'ila. On last leaf, sketches of "shapes belonging to the Rambam commentary on Tractate Middot , and the configuration of the Second Temple".
Owners' signatures and ink-stamp in Russian.
37;35;30;42, [2] leaves, 33.5 cm. Pale blue paper. Fair-poor condition. Moth damages, stains. Title-page detached and torn, binding detached.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 87

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Slavita Mishnayot – Three Volumes

Three volumes of Slavita Mishnayot, with commentary of the Ge'onim Rabbeinu Ovadia of Bartenura and Tosfot Yomtov. Slavita, 1815-1816. Printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira.
1. Third Part: Seder Nashim. 174 leaves.
2. Fourth Part: Seder Nezikin. 216 leaves.
3. Sixth Part: Seder Taharot. 262 leaves. This volume does not appear in the Bibliography Institute CD.
Fair-poor condition. Partially detached covers, loose pages. Ommissions on title pages and last pages of all volumes. In the second volume, some pages are detached. Leather binding.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 88

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Title-Pages – Slavita and Zhitomir Printings

23 title-pages of Slavita and Zhitomir books, printed by Rabbi Moshe, his sons and grandsons.
Title-pages from Slavita: Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Machzor, 1836 (red ink); Korban Aharon Festival Machzor, Part Two; Rosh HAshana, Yom Kippur, and Fetiva Machzor, 1836; Mishnayot Seder Nezikin, 1822; Mishnayot Seder Tahorot, 1830; Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Machzor, Part One, 1842; Festival Machzor, Part Two, 1842 ("Printed in Yozefov in a print that was originally in Slavita"); HaMaggid, Part Two, 1834; HaMaggid, Part Three, 1831, HaMaggid, Part Four, 1834; Kutnot Ohr – Ein Ya'akov.
Title-pages from Zhitomir: Tehilim with Ma'amadot, 1865; Tikkun Leil Shavout, 1857; Zohar (Vayikra), 1863; Chok Liyisrael, Vayikra, 1857, Chok Liyisrael, Bamidbar, 1856; Chok Liyisrael, Devarim, 1856; Mishnayot Seder Z'ra'im, 1957 (two separate title-pages); Mishnayot Seder Nezikin, 1858; Sefer Devarim, 1860; Books of Ketuvim, Part Six, 1866; Menorat HaMa'or Nefesh Yehuda, Part Two, 1852.
Some have handwritten inscriptions, and owners' ink-stamps and signatures.
Size and condition varies. Some of the title-pages are damaged, some are professionally restored. Some also have a few first leaves.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 89

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Slavita and Zhitomir – Three Books

1. Tractate Chulin, Babylonian Talmud. Slavita 1822 published by Rabbi Moshe Shapira. Page 29 was accidentally bound after the title-page. Missing pages, some detached and damaged pages.
2. Nofet Zufim, Yiddish book of ethics, stories from the Zohar according to the weekly Torah portion, Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Chutch. Zhitomir, 1863 published by the grandchildren of the Slavita Rabbi. Page 151 is partially missing; the text was completed by hand.
3. Tractate Rosh Hashana, Babylonian Talmud. Zhitomir, 1864, published by the grandchildren of the Slavita Rabbi.
Sizes and conditions vary.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 90

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Babylonian Talmud – Zhitomir

Twenty volumes of the Babylonian Talmud. Zhitomir, 1858-1864, printed by grandsons of Rabbi Shapira of Slavita.
Old identical bindings with decorated leather spines.
Baba Metziah volume was completed in Vilna Printing Press, 1882 (on half-regal paper). Sh'vuot-Avodah Zarah volume and Chulin volume were added from another Zhitomir Talmud.
20 volumes. 36 cm. Good condition, varying among volumes. See enclosed detailed list of tractates in each and every volume.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 91

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Shulchan Aruch – Zhitomir – Signatures and Glosses of Rabbi Chaim Sethon

Ashlei Ravrevei, Shulchan Aruch, Yoreh De'ah, chapters 1-122. Zhitomir, 1865-1866. Printed by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Shapira, grandson of the Slavita Rabbi.
Special chapters on the laws of non-kosher animals, koshering, milk and meat. With approbations of Rabi Aharon of Chernobel [mechutan of Rabbi A.L. Shapira]. Signatures and ownership inscriptions of Rabbi Chaim Sethon, many glosses throughout the book in R' Chaim's Rashi script [mostly short].
Rabbi Chaim Sethon (1871-1918, Otzar Harabbanim 6100) Rabbi of Safed, author of Eretz Hachaim, son of Rabbi Menashe Matlev Sethon, Rabbi of Aram Tzova and Safed.
Non-consecutive pagination, 31.5 cm. Good-fair condition, moth holes and restored damages at the edge of the title-page and on more pages. Worn binding

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Auction 8 Lot Number 92

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Chok LiYisrael, with Signatures

Chok LiYisrael, with Yosef Lichok, additions and prayers ascribed to the Chida. Shemot and Bamidbar, Zhitomir, 1849. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa, Rabbi Aryeh Leib, and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, grandsons of the Slavita Rabbi.
Signatures and ink-stamps of Rabbi Machlf Shitrit, of the Dayanim and Rabbis of Tiberius. Ink-stamp of "Rabbi Yitzchak ben Rabbi Mordechai".
Shemot: 474 pages. 18 cm. Good condition, stained by water and foxing. Unoriginal binding.
Bamidbar: 431 pages. 18 cm. Fair-poor condition, stained by moisture and mildew, also on the binding.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 93

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Or Zarua – Zhitomir, 1862 – signed by Rabbi Ze’ev Yitzchak Halevi Dinner

The Or Zarua by Rabbi Yitzchak ben Moshe from Vienna. Zhitomir, 1862. Volumes 1 and 2 bound together. On the page before the title-page "Ze'ev Yitzchak Halevi Dinner" is handwritten.
Rabbi Ze'ev Yitzchak Halevi Dinner (1836-1900), from Koln on the Rein river, author of "Lichvod Amudei Hatorah", Comments and criticism on R' Zvi Palata's pamplet on covering blood of animals after ritual slaughter, [Frankfurt am-Main 1890]. See enclosed material.
Modern semi-leather binding. Part of the original binding, including handwritten comments by Rav Dinner, was stuck onto a non-original paper.
[2], 232; 4, 184 pages, 37.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.

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Chok Le’yisrael, Zhitomir 1857 – Three Parts

Chok Le'yisrael, Zhitomir 1857. Printed by Rabbi Chanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Shapira. Three volumes: Bereishit, Shemot, Vayikra.
Two title-pages to each volume. On first title-page the name of the book and the place where published were printed in red ink. 6 missing pages at the end of Sefer Bereishit.
17.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains. New bindings. Colored edging.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 95

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Sefer Mevasser Tzedek, Berditchev 1817 – Signature of Rebbe Aryeh Leib of Benderi

Sefer Mevasser Tzedek, Kabbalic commentaries on the five books of Moses, by Rabbi Yissachar Dov Ber descendant of Tzvi, Berditchev 1817. Second edition.
The author Rabbi Yissachar Ber of Zlotchov, disciple of the Mezhirich Maggid, Rabbi Yechiel Michal of Zlachov and Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev. When old he moved to Jerusalem and died in Safed, Av 1795. His book Mevasser Tzedek is one of the most known and important Chasidut books.
On the title-page: Signature in his own handwriting: Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Bender. Signature of his grandson Rabbi "Yitzchak Wetheim of Bender J.W.R.B." and a signature in Russian. Ink-stamp of "The Kloiz of the Rabbi of Bender…" On leaf 13, ownership inscription by Rabbi Shalom of Bender, son of Rebbe Aryeh Leib.
Rabbi Aryeh Leib (Wertheim) of Bender, grandson of the Ba'al Shem Tov and son-in-law of Rabbi Nachum of Chernobel, (through his second marriage he was the son-in-law of Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz's son). Rabbi Moshe Zvi of Savran's brother. Their name was Wertheim as their famous grandfather's name Rabbi Shimshon Wertheimer of Vienna.
He was sent in 1814 by the Rabbi of Apta to serve as rabbi of Benderi and spread the Chasidut in Beserabia. Died in 1854.
His son is Rebbe Shimon Shlomo, and his grandson is Rebbe Yitzchak Wertheim of Bender, son-in-law of Rebbe Yosef of Radiwil. See also next item.
[2], 53 leaves, 21 cm, blue , white and greenish paper. Good condition, restored moth holes with slight damage to text, new leather binding with impressions.

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Auction 8 Lot Number 96

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Sefer Siduro Shel Shabat, Part II – First Edition –Rebbe of Bender’s Signature

Sefer Siduro Shel Shabat, Part II, Kabbalistic and Chasidic Shabat matters and halachic responsum. By Rebbe Chaim of Tchernowitz, Mahlov, 1813. First edition.

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