Chavat Da'at on Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah by Rabbi Ya'akov of Lissa . [Dyhernfurth], 1810.
Signatures of first Rebbe of Stropkov, "Rabbi Shalom Halberstahm son of Rebbe of Sieniawa".
Some scholarly glosses in two different handwritings [from early 1840's?]. Different inscriptions on covers.
Rabbi Avraham Shalom Halberstahm author of "Divrei Shalom" (1855-1939, Encyclopedia of the Chasidut, A, page 137), son of Rabbi Yeckezkel of Sieniawa, and grandson of "Divrei Chaim" of Sanz. Rabbi in Stropkov as of 1897. Many Chasidim were guided by him, and thousands came to receive blessings from him. Was famous for his scholarliness and diligence. During First World War moved to Budapest, Ungvar and Kashowy. His sons and sons-in-law succeeded him as Rebbes and Rabbis in Stropkov and Ungvar.
Title-page missing,  57 leaves. 36 cm. Fair condition, worn and stained, moth damages to inner margins.
Six volumes of the Talmud of Rabbi Yoel Herzog and his son Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Herzog. (Berachot, Yavamut, Gittin, Baba Kamah, Baba Metzia, and Nida Taharot). Warsaw , 1886.
The volumes contain hundreds of glosses and comments, notes and scholarly comments (some are signed "Yod-Aleph"). The glosses are hadwritten by father and son.
Rabbi Yoel Leib HaLevi Herzog (1865-1934) famous rabbi and preacher. Born in Lomzha. He wrote the book "Imri Yoel" (5 parts, London, 1921-1930) and other books. His son was the famous Rabbi Itzhak Isaac Ha-Levi Herzog, Av Beit-Din Dublin, Ireland, and Chief Rabbi of Israel.
Six volumes, 26.5 cm, dry paper, fair-poor condition, damaged by use. Part of the comments were written in pencil. Worn and restored bindings.
Manuscript of novellae, topics, discourses and sermons by the sages of Hungary. [1870?]
Letter from the brothers Rebbes Slonim Rabbi Yisachar Leib and Rabbi Avraham, calling to help with the restoration of the Beit Midrash and the apartments of Tiberias families, which were destroyed in the earthquake. 1927.
The letter was written on Erev Rosh Hashanah 1928, after the earthquake that hit Tiberias in Tamuz 1927 detroyed one hundred and fifty houses including the old Beit Midrash of the Reissin Chasidim [Slonim]. For that purpose, the Rebbes Beit Avraham and his older brother Moharil announced a call to allocate the donations on Rosh Hashanah for the restoration of the city of Tiberias.
The first-born son, Rabbi Yisachar Leib Weinberg (1872-1928, Encyclopedia of Chasidut A, pages 21-22) author of Beit Avraham, moved to Baranowitz after the death of his father, and most of the Slonim Chasidim followed him. In 1917 he established in Baranowitz the Torat Chesed Yeshiva. He had close relations with the Chasidim in Eretz Yisrael and even visited there in 1883 and 1928.
27.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and damages to left margins of letter.
Meginei Eretz, Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, Parts I-II. With commentary by the Vilna Ga'on and glosses by Ra'aka. (Yohannesburg, Prussia), 1862.
Many glosses (more than one hundred) of scholarly content. The glosses are by four or five writers, most of them by one writer. According to the contents the writer was an extraordinary Ga'on: contradicting and disagreeing with the latter, innovating commentary on the said topics, referring to matters he wrote elsehere in his responses, his novellae and his commentary on other books.
In places where the proofreader contradicts the Vilna Ga'on's commentary, it seems that he is from the Beit Midrash of the Vilna Ga'on and he mentions him with the title "Rabeinu" "Rabeinu Ha-gadol" and other expressions of honor of a disciple to his rav.
Stamps of rabbi "Shmuel Eli' Sochowitzky of Kamerawke" [a village in the suburbs of Minsk]. And signatures by Rabbi Meir Berlin [Bar- Ilan].
, 138 leaves; 128,  leaf. Quality paper (light regal), good condition, stains and slight damage. All the comments are complete except for those deleted by the writer. New binding with leather spine.
"Aruch Ha-Shulchan" books, by the Ga'on Rabbi Yechiel Michal Epshtein of Novardok. Orach Chaim A-B-C, Yoreh Dea to Chapter R', Even Ha-Ezer A-B and Choshen Mishpat A-B. Different editions (first, second and third). Warsaw and Pietrekov, 1897-1912.
Ink stamps of distinction in Hebrew and Russian appear in all books by "Rabbi Menachem Krakovsky of Novardok".
The Ga'on Rabbi Menachem Krakovsky (1870-1930, Othzar ha-Rabanim 13288), author of "Avodat Ha-melech", a foremost disciple of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk. Son in law of Rabbi Eliyahu Ha-Levi Feinstein of Prozhni. Served in rabbinate as of 1895 and in 1911 was appointed as chief rabbi of Novardok as successor of the author of the "Aruch Ha-Shulchan". In 1918 was appointed as Maggid in Vilna, and was one of the leading rabbis of the city with Rabbi Chaim Ozer and the "Marcheshet". (See enclosed material).
8 volumes, various sizes and conditions.
1. Segula for Long Life, Rabbi Yitzchak Yechiel Sononson. [1930?] Not cut.
2. Kitvei Achim Be'halacha Ve'agada, Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Rogoznitzky. 1934.
3. Tikun Hayesod, Rabbi Shalom Sharaby 1935.
4. Torat Yerushalayim, sample newspaper, Rabbi Shimon Halperin, 1936.
5. Hilula De'Rashbi / Bar Yochai song, Rabbi Yeshaya Asher Zelig Margulies. 1941-1942.
6. Sha'arei Torah, Torah novellae from scholars of Anshei Ma'amad Yeshiva. 1945.
7. Karnot Ha'tzadik with Or Zion, Rabbi Eliyahu Miani 1946.
8. Al Hanissim, by one of the Neturei Karta [against Zionism and the religious parties in the coalition] 1957.
Sizes and conditions vary.
Torat Eretz Yisrael, biblical anthology, editor Yosef Eliyahu Kirshenbaum. Jerusalem, 1931-1955.
"Rabbinical monthly publication, for Torah, Halacha and Agadah novellae, and all occurrences in the rabbinical world in Eretz Yisrael and in the Diaspora". This anthology was published in Jerusalem by Va'ad Ha-Rabanim Ha-Meuchad" of Rabbi Frank and Rabbi Kook. Throughout the years, many Torah novellae from around the world were published in this anthology, mostly from rabbis of Jerusalem, Lithuania, and the United States.
In spite of being called a monthly magazine, its publication was irregular, and in some years it was not published at all. In front of us are three compiled volumes containing most of the booklets: years 2-5 (912 booklets), years 7-11 (17 booklets). Years 17-26 (12 booklets).
Various sizes and conditions, fair condition. No bindings.
Not in Bibliography Institute CD.
Books given as Bar Mitzvah gifts:
1. Mishnayot, Nashim Nezikin, Sinai Publishing, Vienna-Budapest, 1937. Given "to the dear Bar Mitzvah Yisrael Mordechai, from …..Twersky". The recipient is the Rebbe of Rachmastrivka-Jerusalem (1929-2002).
2. Torat Elokim, Chumash Vayikra. Dedication from 1937 handwritten by Rabbi Aryeh Levine, the Jerusalemite Tzadik.
3. Sefer Nifla'ot Chadashot, Halachic Homiletics on the Torah by Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropoli. Jerusalem 1947. Dedication by "Rabbi Aharon [Ha-Cohen] Rosenfeld" (Rebbe of Pinsk-Karlin Chasidim, 1927-2001).
Various sizes and conditions.
Letter by Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Breen, Av-Beit-Din Chorzele (Poland), sent to Av-Beit-Din Stockholm [Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levinsohn]. (1880)
The writer enquires about a wealthy person who died in Sweden and had no heirs as there are families with an identical name in Poland, in the cities of Lomza and Chorzele.
20.5 cm. Very good condition
Letter from Beit-Din Aram Zobah sent to Beit-Din in Haifa. 1927.
Letter is about payment of alimony to a woman, signed by: Rabbi Moshe Ezra Mizrachi, Rabbi Yitzchak Rafael Swed and Rabbi Ezra Yosef [Abadi?].
Leaf, 22 cm. Good-fair condition. Foxing.
Yizkor-tsetl, farayn "Chesed shel Emet". Radowitz, Moldova,[194- ] post holocaust.
Two Yizkor leaves with lists of the dead, one for men and one for women. On the third page of the women's list a men's list was mistakenly printed (printing trial?) most probably a private non professional printing initiative.
In Bibliography Institute CD appear only 4 Hebrew printings from Radowitz.
29 cm. Fair condition. Tears with omission and stains.
Different from the leaves which appear in Winograd Rosenfeld CD.
Igrot Sofrim, Letters by Eiger-Sofer and by leading Jews who wrote to them, by Rabbi Shlomo Sofer. Vienna-Budapest, 1928.
Pictures of Rabbi Shlomo Sofer, Rabbi Akiva Eiger, Rabbi Shlomo Eiger, Rabbi Moshe Sofer and other rabbis.
, VI, 6, 95; 106; 74; 108 pages.  picture-plates, 22 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Calendar of the year 5706 (1945 – 1946). Zurich.
Hebrew and a bit of German. Inside of front covering has a map of Eretz Yisrael, and inside of back covering has a map of Switzerland.
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.
Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, Part Three. Feurda, .
Ownership inscription, various motes and signatures. – On the leaf before the title-page and on the back leaf, there are inscriptions indicating that the book belonged to Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried, dayan of Ungvar [author of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch]. Probably, some of the notes on the first and last pages are also in his handwriting.
Inscription on title-page signed by Chanina Yichya Teitelbaum of Ohel, saying that the book belongs to Rabbi Rabbi Eliezer Lipman Hirshenshtein. On the leaf before the title-page, it says that book belonged to Rabbi Binyamin Rotte, gven to him by his father-in-law Rabbi Yechiel Michel Hirshenstein, Rabbi of ---dorf. [Hirshenstein was the name of a family of rabbis in Hungary, from among whom the most famous was Rabbi Yekutiel Hirshenstein, disciple of the Chatam Sofer].
, 221; 142, 141-144, 144-166 leaves. 34 cm. Fair condition, stains, worn by usage and slight moth damages. New binding.
The book Tanya Rabbati, by Rabbeinu Yechiel, brother of the Ba'al HaTurim. [Zolkwa, 1800].
On the page before the title-page, there is an ownership inscription of Rabbi Shlomo Rochlitz, son of Rabbi Yitzchak Rochlitz, Rabbi of Bergeses (Otzar Harabbanim 11043) signed by Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz of Wirtesh.
, 38 leaves. 21 cm. Good condition, restored tear on the title-page, and slight moisture damages.
Variant, the title-page is different from the copy of the title-page which appears in the Winograd Rosenfeld CD.
Handwritten siddur, based on the Korban Mincha Siddur – Nusach Ari. [Russia, approx. 1940].
According to the title, "Peace and harmony to the world", it seems that the siddur was written in the communist period, when it was not possible to print or buy siddurim in Russia.
263 pages, upon which the pages until 231 are written. Good condition. Worn and stained cloth binding.
Responsa related to Tur Choshen Ha-Mishpat, Rabbi Shmuel Di Medinah. Salonika, 1798. Part III.
On the upper part of the title-page signature of Rabbi "Shazbani Hevroni" – Rabbi Shneur Zalman Shneursohn author of Nimukei Shazbani, one of the great Rabbis of Chabad in Hevron and Jerusalem (died 1881). His mother was daughter of Ra' Moshe Shneurson, who was the Ba'al HaTanya's son.
, 22, 146 pages, 27.5 cm.
Sha'ar Hamitzvot, fifth "gate", out of the eight "gates" (chapters) written by Rabbi Chaim Vital, based on the teachings of his master the Arizal, Salonika .
Several glosses in Sephardic handwriting. On leaf 44, there is a long gloss signed at the beginning and end "The Yareh" – which stands for Rabbi Yedidya Rafael Abulafia (1807-1869); this is also a name by which he was known, as it stands for "the Rabbi who fears G-d". Rabbi Abulafia was the dean of the Kabalist Yeshiva Beit El, and "teacher of teachers" in the hidden Torah. (His disciples included Rabbi Moshe of Lelov, and the Rabbi of Jerusalem, author of Imrei Binah – upon whose advice he made the ruling against having numerous musical instruments played at weddings in Jerusalem).
Signatures and ownership inscriptions from 1803, by the kabalist Rabbi Efraim Shmuel Paperman (Lerner).
, 76 leaves. 19.5 cm. Good condition, folding marks. Worn and detached cardboard cover.
Letter from Rabbi Akiva Sofer Shreiber, Rabbi of Pressburg. Jerusalem, 1944.
Letter with request for certificate to enter Eretz Yisrael, to his student Rabbi David Gross Av-Beit-Din Tebb (Hungary).After surviving the holocaust, Rabbi David Gross served as Dayan in Pressburg, as Rabbi in Tel Aviv and in Brooklyn, and as dean of Neitra Yeshiva. He wrote "Zahav Sheva" (Part I, Tel Aviv, 1956; Part II, New York, 1986).
Rabbi Akiva Sofer (1877-1960) author of "Da'at Sofer", son of Rabbi Simcha Bonem - author of "Shevet Sofer", served as rabbi and as Rosh Yeshivat Pressburg, since the death of his father in 1906. After the holocaust, he reestablished the Yeshiva and the congregation in Jerusalem. One of the leaders of Mo'etzet Gedolei Ha-Torah.
Official stationary. 17X15 cm. Good to Fair condition, filing holes.
Memior for those who were killed in 1929 Palestine Massacres, by A.T. Berzin. Edited by Shabtai Weiss. Jerusalem, 1930.
Pictures and biographies of the victims, divided according to cities: Jerusalem. Motza, Hebron, Safed and more.
272 pages, dust-jacket. 25.5 cm. Fair condition. The folios were not cut on top.
1-3. Responsa by The Rabbi, Rabbi Shneur Zalman Mi-Liadi. Shtetin, 1862-1864. 3 Parts, leather bound, cardboard slip-cover.
4. Tania – Likutei Amarim with letter of response and Iggeret Hakodesh. Vilna, 1930. Part I.
5. The Rabbi of Liadi and the Chabad Party, by Mordechai Teitelbaum. Warsaw, 1912. Part I.
Various sizes and conditions.
Korban Todah Siddur (Chabad-Arizal rite) with many commentaries in Yiddish. Shanghai, 1942. Published by the Committee of the New Synagogue of the Jewish Community of Shanghai.
Supplications, Ethics of the fathers, with the Ma'ayan Tahor commentary, as well as others.
 leaves. 21 cm. Good condition, dry paper. Original binding (new leather spine). With the word "siddur" embossed, backwards.
Letter from Rabbi Yosef Meir Cahana of Spinka, Jerusalem, 1963.
The letter is addressed to Rabbi "Avraham Abba Ben Mirel Leah", thanking him for the book "Shulchan Ha-Tahor" from the Ga'on of Komrna. He blesses him with "much success and pleasure…and a Kosher and happy holiday". Rabbi Yosef Meir Kahana (1909-1977, Encyclopedia of the Chasidut, B, page 162), son of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch of Spinka, son of the daughter of the Imrei Yosef of Spinka. Served as Rebbe and Rosh Yeshivah abroad, arrived in Jerusalem in 1940 and established his Beit Midrash and the Imrei Yosef Yeshiva.
22 cm. Official stationery, very good condition.
1. Zimrat Ha'aretz by Rabbi Yaakov Birav. Tzefat, (1876). "Ma'aseh Hashem v'niflaotav… with the Rav… Chaim Abulefia z"l and all the inhabitants of Tiberias." The story of the renewal of the Jewish settlement in Tiberias in the year 5500 by Rabbi Chaim Abulefia. Pictures of the Kotel, Me'arat Hamachpeila, Kever Rachel and the gravesite of Rabbi Meir Baal Hanes. (from the only books which were printed in Tzefat, Spiegelman printing, See "Kedem" Catalogue, Auction 6, item 438.
2. A Letter by Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai. Munkacz, 1895.
3. The book Chochmat Hayad by Rabbi Moshe of Gallina. Warsaw, 1882. Two illustrations of the palm of the hand. Missing pages.
4. The book Shemesh Umagen, The long viduy in alphabetical order, by Rabbi Chaviv Chaim David Sathoun. Jerusalem, 1891. Dedication page before title page.
5. The book Brit Olam Kama by Rabbi Akiva Yosef shlezinger, author of Lev Ha'ivri. Jerusalem, 1902-1903.
19 cm. Varying condition.
Honored Leaders of Yeshurun Community! – Request of assistance for Dolyna Jews, following a fire. Dolyna, in Stria, Galicia , 1903.
"On the night of Shabat Parashat Mishpatim our city Dolyna was judged by fire and in a few moments was almost totally burnt. Hundreds of families…were left naked and with no possessions, in the streets…Any donation even the smallest with be received with thanks by the miserable".
Signed in print by "one of the leaders, Israel Weinreb" and the "President M. Redish". Hebrew and German.
page folded into 2, 29 cm. Good condition. Ink-stamp, folding marks.
Not in bibliography CD.
Letter from Rabbi Yoel Katz Av-Beit-Din Erder (near Satmar).
Written to "My dear friend, the great Rabbi, Shalita" of the city Satmar, the writer discusses matters of printing his book Pardes Rimonim [Satmar 1935] and thanks for the approbation he got. [Approbations were by Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky, Rabbi Yesha'ayahu First, Rabbi Akiva Sofer and Rabbi Yehuda Tzirelsohn]. On the back of the postcard he announces that "my only son… Pinchas Chaim became engaged to the daughter of the Ga'on of Chop, author of the Shulchan Ha'ezer [Rabbi Yitzchak Levovitz), granddaughter of the Rabbi of Shamlau, [Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich].
Rabbi Yoel Katz, (perished in the holocaust 1944) disciple of Rabbi Shimon Greenfeld, Rabbi Yehuda Grunwald and Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich. Served as Rabbi of Erded in the vicinity of Satmar [where divorces of the city of Satmar were arranged, due to doubts regarding the spelling of the name Satmar in the divorce documents]. Was involved with Takanat Agunot and Heterei Mea Rabanim. His books: Pardes Rimonim Responsa, Talalei Orot and more.
Large postcard 105 X 15.5 cm written on both sides. (signed on each side). Very good condition.
List of prayer books and scholarly books, Shlomo Belforte and his partner publishing house, Livorno, 1926.
List of books, whole and partial facsimiles, and photographs of the printing press, "where one hundred workers are busy and printing one thousand books per day". On top and on bottom of the pages illustrations of Stars of David and a Menorah. Following the title-page is a drawing of the world's map with the writing "Belforte books are in demand around the world".
Impressive title-jacket in Hebrew and Italian printed in red, yellow and gold.
 leaves, 17 cm. Fair condition. Jacket detached and torn. Slight moth damages.
Agudat Ezov Passover Haggadah. First printed in Vilna, 1902. New York, 1918. With commentaries by Rabbi Avraham Ben Hagra and Rabbi Gavriel Ze'ev Margaliot.
Potographic printing of the first edition, with additional 24 pages with interesting novellae on various topics. Author's stamp - Rabbi Gavriel Ze'ev Margaliot, Rabbi on New York, and ink-stamp – of Rabbi Yehuda Leibush Stern, Rabbi of Main Synagogue in Paris.
Rabbi Gavriel Ze'ev Margaliot (1847-1934, Otzar Harabanim 4305) son-in-law of Rabbi Nachumke of Horodna. One of the great Darshanim in his generation and one of the great Rabbis in the United States. In 1923 he established an independent association of rabbis by the name "Knesset of the Orthodox Rabbis".
112; -136 pages, 24.5 cm. Fair condition. Detached leaves, tears, cover partially detached. Ya'ari 1888, Otzar Ha-Haggadot 2688.
1. Leaf of General Orphanage and Beit Limud Torah in Tiberias, 1911. Printed signatures of Rabbi Raphael Bibas, Rabbi Yossef Chaim Yaloz and Rabbi Akiva Chaim Bahalul as well as Rabbi Chizkiya Ha-Cohen, Rabbi of Buchara. Buchori in Hebrew letters. Gold ink.
2. Dedication on parchment – "This holy place…and benches….were dedicated…to the children of the General Talmud Torah…in 1913".
3. Letter on official stationery of the General Committee of the Jews of Buchara. Rechovot neighborhood, Jerusalem 1938, Buchori in Hebrew letters.
4. Invitation to an Introduction of a Torah into Ha-Talmud Yeshivah in the Bucharan Neighborhood in Jerusalem. 1946.
Various sizes and conditions.
The Ba'al Shem Tov Siddur, Nusach Sefard. Ba'al Shem Tov Bibliotic Publishing, Rabbi M. I. Gutman Institute. Bukarest, 1947. Only edition, not listed.
The entire text of the prayers is in a uniform font, with nikkud. Instructions in Yiddish. The cover-title page has a picture of the Ba'al Shem Tov. On verso of the cover-title-page, names are perpetuated.
128 pages, 21 cm, very good condition, slightly dry paper, slight foxing. Printed cover-title-page, slight tears.
Rare! Not listed in bibliography CDs.
The book Gufei Halachot, containing novellae and commentaries on Tractate Nidda by Rabbi Ya'akov, Av Beit Din of Lodwinau. Warsaw, 1822.
On the title-page and on many other places throughout the book, there are owner's stamps: "Nosson Dovid son of the Holy Rabbi of Persicha". Rebbe Nosson Dovid Rabinowitz, the first Rebbe of Shidlovtza (1814, 1866, Encyclopedia of Chasidut 3, pages 501-503) was the son of Rabbi Yerachiel of Pshischa, son of the Yehudi Hakadosh of Pshischa. He was the progenitor of the Chasidic dynasties of Shidlovtza, Biala and Munkach.
42 leaves. 21.5 cm. Heavy paper, good condition, slight moth damage. Cloth cover.
Prayer for the great fast day - Wednesday, 24 Kislev, 1943.
"Let them rest in peace – hundreds of thousands men, women boys and girls who were murdered, slaughtered burnt drawned stranggled and buried alive in the countries: Poland, lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Russia…"
Printed in Jerusalem for the historical prayer assembly in "Churvat Yehuda Ha-Chasid", attended by the Imrei Emet of Gur.
 leaf, 31 cm. Fair condition. Tears, part missing.
Wall announcement to be hung in synagogues, to all Chovevei Tzion, Budapest, 1907.
Letter by Rabbi Moshe Weinstock to Est-Ungarin in Jerusalem. Letters of Rabbi Akiva Sofer [who at that year was appointed as Av-Beit-Din Pressburg]. Rabbi Avrahan Frankel of Budapest and Rabbi Moshe Hersch Fuchs Av-Beit-Din Grosswardein. Lithographic print with photograph of Rabbi Akiva's signature, signature and stamp of Rabbi Moshe Hersch Fuchs.
A request to hang the announcement in synagogues appears at the bottom of the leaf.
35X50 cm. Poor condition, tears to folds and borders. Yiddish and Hebrew.
Divrei Yosef Responsum, by the Kabbalist Ga'on Rabbi Yosef Irgas. Livorno, 1742.
Signatures and owners' inscriptions: "bought it from Avraham Mansano" [leading rabbi in Fez, disciple of Rabbi Shmuel Elbaz. See enclosed material]. Signature on leaf I.
, 110 leaves. 30.5 cm. Fine quality paper, wide margins. Fair condition, moth damages and stains. Old worn binding.
1. Misped Hamishneh, Rabbi Yisrael Goldshmit 1840.
Eulogy on passing of Rabbi Chaim Auerbach of Lontshitz, Rabbi Moshe Sofer of Pressburg, and Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Lifshitz of Warsaw. The author was a judge in Krotoszyn.
2. Sichat Chulin fun Rabbi Meir Shapira, published by friends and disciples. Warsaw 1934.
Memories and eulogies for Rabbi Meir Shapira of Lublin, the founder of the Daf Yomi.
Varying size and condition.
Hameassef - The Weekly Gleaner, as a voice to Israel, Julius Eckman. [Weekly for matters of religion, education, Bible and Jewish history, literature and general news]. Issue number 34 (first year), September 1857.
Single issue. Hebrew and English, with illustrations of the twelve tribes.
 leaves, 41.5 cm. Poor condition. Torn, falling apart.
1. Call for Help! By Rechovot Ha-Nahar Yeshiva. Signed: Rabbi Chaim Shaul David Ha-Cohen , Rabbi Shalom Yosef Alsheich Ha-Levi, Rabbi Ya'akov Chaim Sofer and others. Hebrew, Yiddish and English. With photograph of the yeshivah.
2. Proclamation by Rechovot Ha-Nahar Yeshiva with a request for donations. Signed: Rabbi Chaim Shaul David Ha-Cohen, Rabbi Avraham Antebi and others. [See about the Yeshiva in Item 406]
3. Proclamation with Seal of Sephardi Beit-Din in Jerusalem. Arabic in Hebrew letters.
Various sizes and conditions.
Ateret Shlomo – a book of regulations for agunot from the World War, by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Klein. Budapest 1946. With additions by the author's son, Rabbi Yekutiel Klein.
The additions were added by the author's son after World War II to the regulations instituted by his father after World War I.
"Previously about ten percent of the Jewish soldiers were killed and now about this percentage survived…in the First War the Jews were a faithful part of the army and had equal rights, now they were treated as enemies to be annihilated…"
, 21-85,  pages, 20.5 cm. Good condition. A few moth holes. Stained.
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.
Haftarot for the entire year according to the tradition in Jewish communities. Venice, 1591.
Printed together with the Nechmad Pentateuch with the three Aramaic Targums and five Megillot.
Printed separately from the Chumash which was published in Venice in 1590-1591.
769-827,  leaf, 17.5 cm. Fair condition. Stained leaves, torn and creased margins. Mock-parchment binding.
Pränumerations-Schein auf desWerk Worte der Weisen… Von Lippmann Leszczyński. "Divrey Chachamim" book publishing announcement by Lippmann [Elazar Ben Zalman] Leszczyński. The announcement is in German, title of book in Hebrew. A letter by the author is printed on the bottom, signed Roedelheim, 1839.
A lithographic print flowered frame .
To the best of our knowledge the book has not been printed.
 leaf, 19 X 15 cm. Fair condition. Creases, tears and missing corner.
See also: Kol Bochim, lamentation on the death of Louise Queen of Prussia, Berlin, 1810, by Leszczyński.
Letter from Rabbi Itzek Ben Rabbi Leib Segal. 1763. Written in Yiddish-German. The letter was in a book found in the kloiz of the wealthy Rabbi Leib Ben Rabbi Shaul.
Most probably, the writer and the signatory is Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Ben Rabbi Leib Kloisner, who served as Dayan in Altoona. A letter he wrote with a halachic ruling, 1769, was printed in the book "Beit Evel U-Beit Mishte" (Altoona 1769), together with rulings of Rabbi David Berlin (brother of Rabbi Yesha'aya Berlin Pik) and of Dayan Rabbi Leib Paperasha. (This letter of response was copied by Rabbi Chaim Palagi in his book "Chaim Beyad", chapter 108).
18.5 cm. Fair condition, glue signs, text somewhat cropped on the left.
Igeret Pitaron Mi Kamocha, Translation to Hebrew-Arabic. Aram Zobah,.
 leaves. Fair condition, restored tears with some omission. New binding.
Hon Ashir, "Deep halachic commentary and novellae on six tractates of the Mishna…", by Rabbi Refael Emmanuel Chai Rikki. Amsterdam 1731. First edition.
Approbations from the Ashkenazi and Sephardi Rabbis of Amsterdam and also the Rabbis of Livorno, Venice and Safed. There are a number of diagrams in the book. The last page has musical notes.
, 168,  leaves, 21 cm. Fair condition. Moth damage , stains, some pages reinforced. Original spine. Non-original inner cover.
Interesting letter from RabbiYitzchak Meir Ben Menachem (Pachiner), to the rabbi of Tiberius, Rabbi Rafael Ha-Cohen Kook. Jerusalem, Elul 1956.
The letter contains a whole discourse on the subject of Teshuva and a special means of earning meritorious judgment, by the Chafetz Chaim, with which he used to awaken the community every Erev Rosh Hashana.
Rabbi Yitzchak Meir (Pachiner) Ben Menachem, (1898-1960), author of Parashat HaMelech. Disciple of the Chafetz Chaim in the RAdin Yeshiva, and one of the foremost disciples of the Saba of Slabodka, in Slabodka and Hebron. Son-in-law of Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, and one of the foremost dayanim in Israel.
Official stationery of "Member of the Beit Hadin Hagadol", 23 cm, written on either side. Very good condition, folding marks.
Book in memory of the Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky. Published by "Keren Ha-Torah" and edited by Yechezkel Abramsky. London, 1942.
Essays by the editor and by Rabbi Yitzchak Kosovsky of Johannesburg, Rabbi Iesser Yehuda Unterman of Liverpool, Rabbi Nachman Shlomo Greenshpan of London, Rabbi Moshe Eliyahu Rogoznitsky of Cardiff and Rabbi Aryeh Zeev Horowitz of London.
40 pages, 26 cm. Good condition. Slight creases and tears to cover edges.
"Teromemna Kranot Zadik" – Proclamation in response to the polemic "Kol Ha-Shofar" against Harav Kook and his books. Jerusalem. Tishrei (1920). D.S.[Defus Salomon].
"The assembly of Rabbis of BADATZ - Ashkenazi Prushim and Hasidim in Jerusalem…gathered on Hol Hamoed Sukkot 1920 – expresses its deep sorrow in view of desecrating the Torah and the name of God in "Kol Ha-Shofar"… despising rudely the honorable…Rabeinu Avraham Yithak HaCohen Kook , and his great student the Gaon Zadik Rabbi Ya'acov Moshe Harlap…"
Signed by eighty rabbis, heads of yeshivot, scholars and important community members [many of the undersigned later become members of the Eda CCharedit]
"Kol Ha-Shofar" proclamation, published Elul 1919, ignited a heated dispute in Jerusalem, which continued to burn even after the Gerrer Rebbe visited Jerusalem in 1920 (see enclosed material).
39 cm. Dry paper, fair condition, torn margins.
Does not appear in Bibliography Institute CD nor in Winograd and Rosenfeld CD.
Letter about Mikveh's from Rabbi Moshe Stern of Debrecen, to Rabbi Hanania Yom Tov Lippa Deitsch of Helmetz. Brooklyn, New York. End of Tishrei 1975.
The strong letter, came as a reaction to the instruction of one of the rabbis who allowed using a filter in the mikveh, despite the halachic problems this causes: "…it concerns the purity for which our ancestors sacrifised themselved to keep the mikveh pure…with no innovations and it should continue and be built according to the Halachah…"
The halachic polemic stirred up the communities in the United States and Eretz Yisrael. Rabbi Moshe Stern wrote a few letters on this matter in 1975 (printed in Otzrot Yerushalayim, issue 178, together with letters of other rabbis – see attached photocopy). This letter is an additional one on the same matter, and it contains the summary of his ideology regarding this halachic obstacle. [We do not know if this important letter was ever printed].
Rabbi Moshe Stern (died 1996), sone of Rabbi Avraham of Debrecen author of "Melitzei Esh". Served in Rabbinate about 50 years. Leading Posek in the United States.
Wrote many halachic responses, some of which were published in the eight volumes of Be'er Moshe Responsum.
2 pages, 28 cm. Good condition
Shiyurei Tahara Siddur, Ahkenazi version, published by "The assistance Committee by Chief Rabbinate of London". London, 1946.
On page 162 Hazkarat Neshamot prayer.
Ink stamps of D. P. Camp Geretsried synagogue. Handwritten inscription that the siddur belongs to "Geretsreid Beit Midrash" [ a British Sector Displaced Persons Camp in Germany].
, 162 pages. 21 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and slighty worn. Cardboard binding with printed jacket.
Does not appear in Bibliography Institute CD.
Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat, Part 2. Vienna, 1810.
Signed by Owner, Rabbi Shlomo Tzabel. Listing of study times from 1873-1876.
About two hundred learned, handwritten, glosses and notes in pretty and clear handwriting (mostly in pencil).
Rabbi Shlomo Tzabel (d. approx. 1900, Otzar Harabbanim 18594) was a dayan in Tirnau, Hungary. He was born in the city Chadash. His masters were Rabbi Meir Ash and Rabbi Yehuda Assad. He was a holy tzaddik who conducted an ascetic lifestyle and was used to fasting. His son in la, Rabbi Zusman Katz Stern of Kishkarsh, published his novellae on the Torah, under the name "Imrei Noam" (Faksh, 1907-1909).
, 96, 98-109, 200-242, 153-312 leaves. 20.5 cm. Good condition, with moisture stains and slight moth damage. Old leather and cloth binding.
Notebook of manuscripts, outlines and ideas for sermons, compliations from our Sages and from the Chasidic masters, and more. [1930?-1950].
Some of the material is written not in Hebrew [Polish?], but most is in Hebrew. We do not know who the author was, but it is clear that he served in the rabbinate. It is possible that the author was Rabbi Aharon Dym, Rabbi in the USA, and one of the heads of the Degel Harabbanim Organization.
3 notebooks, 16; 26; 31 written leaves, varying sizes and conditions. Without bindings.
Veg zum lebensboyme [Derech Le-Etz Ha-Chaim], [Rabbi Alexander Zuskind Rashkov]. Breslau, 1825. Yiddish-Deutsch (German in Hebrew letters).
Educational booklet for youngsters, with terms in Judaism.
23 pages, 16 cm. Good condition. Moisture marks.
Not in Bibliography Institute CD.
The book Chukat HaPesach, on the part of the Shulchan Aruch which deals with the laws of Passover. By Rabbi Yitzchak Teib of Tunis. Laverne, . First edition.
Several signatures of Rabbi Shlomo Avraham Rzechta Ozrakov (1843-1928. Otzar Harabbanim 18677). He was a pious scholar, one of the great writers of halachic responses in his generation, author of Bikkurei Shlomo Responsum together with the Pamphlet Pri Etz Hadar about grafted Etrogim and Etrogim grown in Israel.
On the last page, there are notes in Sefardic handwriting.
, 119 leaves. 29 cm. Very good condition. Original worn binding.
Leaves 111-117: Shiyarei Erech Hashulchan Orach Chaim [Supplements to a different book written by this author] – these leaves do not appear in the photocopy editions, and are probably not in all copies. Leaf 118-119 - list of mistakes and omissions.
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.
The book f Mishlei with Yad Avshalom commentary, by the Chacham RabbiYitzchak ben Amara. Reprinted with added comments by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh, Rabbi of Berlin. Leiptzig, .
Contains ownership stamps as well as ink-stamps of "Yekutiel Yehuda Halberstam, grandson of the Holy Rabbi of Sanza and Sighet --- Gorlice". – Probably the Rebbe of Gorlitz, Rabbi Yechiel Natan of Berdiov, and cousin of Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Halberstam, the Rebbe of Sanz-Klausenburg, who was also grandson of Rebbe Baruch of Gurlitz and grandson of the Yitav Lev. (See encyclopedia of Chasidut, B, pages 141-142).
, 112 leaves. Good condition, moisture stains. Worn cover.
Manuscript, copy of book "Zivchei Sh'lemim", by Rabbi Yehuda Divan. Handwritten copy in oriental handwriting (Persia or Buchara), [18-19 century].
Each page surrounded with frame and margins. On a number of pages some comments were added in the margins, these comments are completion of what was omitted when copied. Supplement in a different handwriting, of the first leaf and a leaf, appears in the middle of the book. (Missing are the title-page, the forward, and the printer's closing words).
53 leaves, 16 cm, good-fair condition. Torn binding, printed pages in binding filling.
Attached is an manuscript appraisal by Mr. Binyamin Richler, of the Hebrew Manuscript Institute.
Al Hashminit – a booklet written in honor of 25 years to the founding of the Brith Kodesh Association. Amsterdam, 1926.
Title-page and dust-jacket have an illustration of tools used by a Mohel – a ritual circumciser, with illustration of Mohel's tools. The booklet itself has letters of congratulation in honor of the anniversary, and at the end, a list of Mohels in Holland. Dutch and Hebrew.
23 pages, 24 cm. Good condition. Few stains. Leaves and jacket have tears and stains.
Does not appear in Bibliography Institute CD nor in Winograd Rosenfeld.
Kitzur Sefer Ha-Peli'ah by Rabbi David Ben Zimra. Jerusalem, 1910-1914.
Kabalistic essay, with glosses and commentaries by Rabbi Menachem Menchin Heilperin, as found in manuscript. The book was printed from a unique manuscript by the inheritors of Rabbi Shlomo Musayof in Jerusalem.
16 leaves, 24.5 cm. Good condition. Printed with no title-page, placed in a brown paper cover. Detached leaves.
Mishnayot with commentary by Rabeinu Ovadia Mi-Bartenura and Tosfot Yom Tov. Lemberg, 1868-1869.
Owners' signatures from time of print. Some glosses in Taharot.
6 volumes. 29 cm. Fair condition. Detached leaves. Moth damages to leaves and bindings. Damaged and detached leather bindings.
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.
"Knesset Mordechai" – Published from time to time by the Imrei Kodesh Committee of Knesset Mordechai Society. Przemysl, 1938 (printed in Lublin). First booklet (no other booklets printed?)
Torah periodical. Including talks, letters, novellae and more, by the Chasidic Rebbe Mordechai Shalom Yosef Friedman, who was known by the name of this composition, "The Knesset Mordechai".
Likutim by Rabbi Yisrael of Rozin, and a note sent by his son Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov Friedman of Sadigora to Sir Moses Montefiore.
 title-page, 16 leaves,  page, 24 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Nachalat Shiv'ah with glosses By Rabbi Shmuel Ha-Levi. Berlin, 1763.
Handwritten short comments within the book. Notes on inner leaves of binding.
A note in German is pasted to title-page "Shmuel Deutschlander…Putso…Hungary". Ancient ink-stamp on leaf 19 B, and traces of ink-stamp on title-page, "Shmuel Deutschlander". Opposite title-page owner's name written in pencil "Yehoshua Ben Ephraim Perl" [note on page 103 B, probably by him].
Rabbi Shlomo Deutschlander – (Otzar Harabbanim 19100), rabbi of Puba, author of "Moreh Ha-Levi"; possible that the writer is Dr. Shmuel (Leo) Deutschlander, educator and one of the founders of "Beit Ya'akov".
, 115 leaves, 20 cm. Fair condition. Part of the leaves are worn out. Creased corners. Torn title-page. Binding broken, worn out and partially missing.
A colorful certificate of appreciation, in honor of honorary president of "Bnei Beit" - - Lishkat Ha-Rambam, Chief Rabbi Dr. David Kahanah.
Written and illustrated by hand and in print.
On the bottom about 40 signatures, mostly in Hebrew. The artist is signed on the bottom: Shaul Clar(k)?, '68. .
Not checked out of frame.
Approximately 45 cm, framed 51 cm.
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.
1. Halacha Lema'aseh, by Rabbi Refael Yaakov David ben Ze'ev (Ridbaz). Jerusalem 1910. "The law of whether one can eat fruits that were grown during Shmitta in a forbidden manner…letters written by the Ridbaz to the Rabbis of Jerusalem". The pamphlet discusses the kashrut of "Carmel Mizrahi" wines which did not keep Shmitta. Polemic foreword: against Boris Shatz and the Bezalel school, against "Haman who calls himself Mordechai" Cohen and against HaRav Kook.
2. Hilchot Shvi'it, Rabbi Yehiel Michel Tukachinsky. Jerusalem 1910. With notes and comments by the Ridbaz, Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Rabbi Yitzchak Yerucham Diskin and Rav Kook. Back cover missing.
3. Minhagei Shvi'it, by Rabbi Shlomo Sirileau. Jerusalem 1937. "Laws of Holiness of Shmitta Fruits".
Varying size and condition.
Letter from Gaon Rabbi Aharon Shlomo Wertheimer of Jerusalem, to Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Halevi Bamberger Av Beit-Din Kissingen .
Rabbi Shlomo Aharon Wertheimer (1866-1935), the first to research the Cairo Genizah, an outstanding genius amongst the sages of Jerusalem. He lived in poverty but in spite of that did not hesitate to spend his money on obtaining and printing manuscripts. He printed dozens of articles and books from the Cairo Genizah and Genizot from Jerusalem, Midrashim and Sifrei Rishonim. To accomplish his lifetime endeavor he had to raise funds from the wealthy members of the community. This letter concerns a request to raise funds for publishing books.
Postcard (stamps). Good to fair condition. Fold with tear to center of postcard.
Seder Korbanot, Mincha and Ma'ariv with Kidush Levanah and Sefirat Ha'Omer, and Tefilat Ha-Derech. Budapest, 1944. By David Friedman of Mishkoltz, [son of the printer of Mishkoltz, Rabbi Binyamin Friedman of Nyirdehaz, disciple of Maharshag and Rabbi Eliezer Deutsch of Bonihad. Author of Sidur Mekor Ha-Tefilot].
 pages printed on a folded Bristol board, 16.5 cm. Good condition.
Yom Kippur Selichot 1943, Budapest
Single leaf with list of Selichot for Shacharit, Musaf and Mincha prayers, as well as the Yod-Gimmel Midot.
 page, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Slight tears to borders.
Mekor Chaim, Sh'chitot and Laws of Treifot by Rabbi Yichye Salach (Maharitz). Aden, 1893. Printed and bound with "Petach Ha-Ohel" by Rabbi Yichye Ben Yosef Amud, Aden 1894.
About 40 handwritten glosses in the book, most of them related to laws of Sh'chitah. Some parts are torn and have text omissions which were completed by hand. Different handwritten lists on the blank first leaves, in Hebrew and Arabic. Ownership signatures.
, 137;63 leaves, 20.5 cm. Fair condition. A few leaves detached. Tears and stains. Worn out binding.
"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.
1. Seder Ha-Korbanot, Le-Shlosh Esre Midot, by Rabbi Zvi Elimelech Medinov writer of "Bnei Yissachar". Przemysl 1888.
2. Seder Hakafor, Le-Shmini Atzeret U-Le-Simchat Torah, by the custom of Rebbe Zvi Elimelech Medinov and his son Rebbe David, author of "Tzemach David". Przemysl 1888.
20 pages; 8 pages. 19 cm. Good condition (small hole in the cover of "Seder Hakafot"). Cloth binding.
Both books are rare and do not appear in the Bibliography Institute CD. Only "Seder Ha-Korbanot" appears in Winograd and Rosenfeld CD.
A poster calling for a donation to permit the writing of a Torah book in memory of the Chazon Ish. Printed by the committee for writing a Torah book in the name of the Chazon Ish, Bnei Brak, 1954 on the memorial day of his passing away.
With photographs of the Chazon Ish and other rabbis. Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Spanish.
73 X 58 cm. Good condition, stains, Folded.
1. Zevach Todah. Calcutta (India) 1851-1852. "Extended commentary on laws of ritual slaughter and food unfit for eating, with annotations by the Rema…". Old leather binding, inscription on back page.
2. Iggeret Mordechai, Rabbi M. Binyamin. Leipzig 1910. Hilchot Sh'chita, German and Hebrew. Color picture of a lung, folded at the end of the book.
Size and condition varies.
1. Novellae on Tractate Megilah, dealing with the question of whether a city resident who left his city should observe Purim on the 14th or 15th of Adar. [Hungary?], ca. 1840
2. Torah and Book of Psalms Novellae, Hebrew and a different language. Ca. 1890.
Sizes vary, condition- fair, varying, rodent marks.
"Hatarot Ha-Chalitza tripoli Version", Chalitza laws and ritual in oriental handwriting. [19th century].
Stamps of Rabbi "Aryeh Leib Elimelech Dov Jerusalem".
Rabbi Aryeh Leib Ben R' D. Hershler (died 1916), an important Dayan in Jerusalem. Student of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Baharan in Torah and in public matters. One of the founders of the "Beit Yisrael" and "Givat Shaul" neighborhoods. Member of court that consisted of the Turkish Pasha, the Moslem Quaddi, the Greek Patriarch and the Jewish Rabbi Leib, he represented with much wisdom the Jewish people in the city.
4 written pages, 13.5 cm. Dry Paper, good condition.
1. Ma'ase Avot Kinus Letzadikim. Jerusalem 1911. More than 100 court rulings and boycotts that were made in Jerusalem against the new Israeli schools. Ink-stamp of Rabbi Shalom Eisen, Jerusalem.
2. K'vod Chachamim, Rabbi Menahem Halperin. Jerusalem [between 1904-1911]. Second edition. Polemic regarding the identity of the author of the book "Chemdat Yamim". He claims here that the author of Chemdat Yamim was not Natan Ha'azaty, Shabtai Zvi's prophet, who was mistakenly considered to be the author.
Sizes and conditions vary.
"Ketubah De'irkassa" is a Ketuba written after the original Ketuba was lost. Couples who survived the holocaust, needed to write a "Ketubah De'irkassa" since the original, first Ketuba was lost. In front of us is a collection of Ketubot printed especially for holocaust survivors:
1. Proclamation by Rabbi Yitzchak Zvi Ben Shmuel Yehuda Bernfeld. Jerusalem, Tishrei 1946. A call to obey the halachic rule of writing a "Ketubah De'irkassa".
2. Three Ketubot De'irkassa. Printed in Jerusalem.
3. Ketuba De'irkassa. Printed in Gewirtz printing press in Budapest, [ca.1946].
4. Vowelized Ketubah. Budapest, [ca.1946]. On the bottom of the leaf there are instructions how to fill out the Ketuba with perforation allowing to detach the instructions, and in back there are instruction in Hungarian.
Total of 7 items, various sizes and conditions.
Sefer Tehilim, divided into seven for seven days of the week and into five books for the five books of Moses, and into thirty for the thirty days of the month. Printed by Talmud Torah, Shanghai , 1946.
Following the title page are some writings including parts of letter by the Rebbe of Lubavitch.
, 144 pages, 13 cm. Good condition. Moth damages to inner margins.
1. Likutei Moharn by Rabbi Nachman of Breslav.
Printed on Quality paper. Cover (rare) printed in green ink with drawing of brook and vegetation. "This is a springing brook source of wisdom". On the other side of the title cover is a painting of the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav.
2. Likutei Tefilot, Rabbi Natan Sternhartz. Warsaw, 1930. Parts I + II. Bound with: Likutei Tefilot and Tachanunim by Rabbi Nachman Goldstein. Warsaw, 1937.
Two volumes in leather binding with gilded illustrations and an inscription "Gift for the groom Shabtai Aryeh Alberstein Jerusalem – 1944". Engraved illustration of Luchot Ha-Brit and the inscription" It is a Mitzvah to always celebrate" and "There is no despair in the world at all". On the cover of Likutei Tefilot, "prayer is the primary source of energy…"
Handwritten dedication "Present from his father-in-law Yitzchak Meir Korman, Jerusalem" on both volumes.
25, 23 cm. Good condition. Bindings somewhat worn.
Printed leaf with two protections "Mazal Tov for a Boy" connected and a leaf "Mazal Tov for a Girl". [Vilna, 1870 Re'em printing].
The printer information is on the girl's page, in Cyrillic letters.
18.5 cm; 22.5 cm. Good condition. Leaf cut improperly. Stain on girl's page.
Protocol registry, Histadrut Po'alei Agudat Yisrael, Rishon Le-Zion Branch. 1937-1943.
Signatures of committee members and writers of protocols.
Discussions on different matters: Torah and prayers lessons, education and employment, political activity and financial matters, acceptance and rejection of members, disputes and unifications, charity and other matters.
 written leaves, 20.5 cm. Good condition, many leaves detached from spine. Torn binding.
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.
Get up and Fight the Mountains, Rabbi Chaim Bloch. New York, 1949.
Responsum and opinion by Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Weiss concerning the ruling by the Agudat Harabbanim, with a declaration by Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, and other letters.
There is a warm handwritten dedication on the title-page.
Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Weiss (1881-1973) was a talented writer and polemicist. He wrote many books. After he lost a court case about printing books, he printed pamphlets against Rabbis of "Agudat Harabanim" in the USA. From 1959-1965 he published 3 parts of the book "Dovev Siftei Yeshainim" letters from rabbis against Zionism, it seems that most of them were clever forgeries.
112 pages, 15 cm. good condition. Cover is damaged and partially detached.
The book Pe'at Hashulchan – supplement to the Shulchan Aruch, laws contingent on Eretz Israel. By Rabbi Israel of Shklov, disciple of the Vilna Ga'on. Israel Beck Print. Safed, 1836. First edition.
Various owners' signatures. (Rabbi Ya'akov Hai Zrihan, Chief Rabbi of Tiberius, and Yehuda Zatuni).
, 2-109,  leaf. 30.5 cm. Fair-poor condition, moth holes and damages.
The last page, a table of mistakes and corrections, is rare and does not appear in most copies. This is one of the last books printed in Safed before the great earthquake in 1837. (Then the author and printer moved to Jerusalem, after losing most of their families).
Sefer Mateh Ephraim with Eleph Le-Mateh, laws of Elul and the high holidays. Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margaliot. Zolkwa, 1834. First Edition.
On the title-page and on leaf 18, signature in Sephardi handwriting by Rabbi "Yosef Chalfon", stamp of "Wolf Leib Rainer" and on second leaf, signature in Rabbi Ya'akov Chai Zarihan's handwriting (Chief Rabbi of Tiberias).
22.5 cm. Thick paper. Good-fair condition. Stains and slight moth damages to inner margins of first leaves. Detached binding, no spine.
Letter from Rabbi Amram Ben Yehuda Blau, to Rabbi Moshe Ber Shehn Rabbi and teacher in Vienna. Jerusalem, 1874.
He tells in this letter that he received his letter by Rabbi David Spitzer [See Kedem Catalogue number 6, item 349; dedication written by Rabbi Moshe Ber Shehn for Rabbi David Spitzer when he moved from Vienna to Eretz Yisrael in 1873].
Rabbi Amram Blau of Pressburg (1829-1899), disciple of the "K'tav Sofer". Served as Rabbi in Slovakia and Hungary (Castalan, Torna and more). In 1869 he moved to Eretz Yisrael and was recognized as one of the outstanding and honorable persons in the holy city. (See enclosed material). His grandchildren are the famous brothers, Rabbi Moshe Blau leader of "Agudat Yisrael" and Rabbi Amram Blau leader of "Neturei Karta".
Postcard 12 cm. Very good condition. Ink-stamp of Rabbi Amram Blau with drawing of the Western Wall. Postage stamps.
1. Siddur Siftei Tzadikim, Volume 2. Includes Rosh Hashana prayers according to Sephardic custom, Rabbi Yitzchak ben Uri ben Eliezer. Philadelphia 1853. Hebrew and English on facing pages.
2. [All the yearly prayers] for synagogue, house and school. Philadelphia 1908. Ashkenazi siddur, Polish custom. Hebrew with English translation line by line, short instructions and laws in English.
Pictures of a boy wearing tefillin and musical notes. (Title page missing).
Varying size and condition.
Mikra Kodesh, Supplications for the Early Morning. Aleppo, 1873, with Sha'ar Hashir (Gate of Song) Introduction by Rabbi Mordechai Abadi. Bound together with Divrei Mordechai, by Rabbi Mordechai Abadi, Aleppo, 1873. Liturgical poems (piyutim) with known oriental tunes.
Signature on title-page of Shaul Matuk Katzin ben Avraham, and ink-stamp of Shlomo Katzin – Jerusalem. On leaf 19 there is a long owner's inscription – Avraham ben Bechor Yehuda Katzin…
On the leaf before the title-page, there is a handwritten index of all of the piyutim. Throughout the book there are handwritten markings for the poets. On leaf 24 of Divrei Mordechai, there is another piyut added in handwriting.
Rabbi Avraham ben Rabbi Bechor Yehuda Katzin was born n Aleppo in 1811, came to live in Jerusalem in 1890, and died in 1897 (see Lak'doshim Asher Ba'aretz, Jerusalem 1980. Letter 471). His son Rabbi Shaul Katzin, author of Kelilat Shaul was born in 1864, came to Jerusalem in 1891, served as shaliach tzibbur in the kabalist Rechovot Hanahar Yeshiva, were the Rav Hasadeh was Rabbi. Died in 1917. His sons are Rabbi Shlomo Katzin, dayan in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Avraham Katzin of Mexico, and Rabbi Ya'akov Katzin of the Shaarei Tzion community in the USA. (See: Lakdoshim Asher Ba'aretz, Letter 483).
12, 60 leaves, 28 leaves, 14 cm. Good-fair condition, slightly worn and torn. Original binding with a leather spine.
Sefer Etz Chaim, Rabbi Chaim Bital. Jerusalem, 1866. S. Halevi 136. Bound with: Sefer Nehar Shalom by Rabbi Shalom Sharabi. Jerusalem, 1867. S. Halevin 135.
At the end of the book Nehar Shalom 2 leaves, bibliographically unknown. Handwritten glosses on page 95.
154;39 leaves, 34 cm. Good condition.
The book Kol Haramaz – Commentary on Mishnayot. From Rabbi Moshe Zakuta. Amsterdam, . First edition.
Elaborate copy, original leather binding, illuminated with embossings. Decoration of a head on the title-page.
, 170 leaves. 22 cm. Very good condition, slight stains. Leather binding in fair condition.
The book Kaf HaChaim, containing ethics, laws and customs. By Rabbi Chaim Palagi, Sauuuuuulonika, . First edition. The number 12 appears on the title-page's side, a serial number for the author's publications.
On the title-page: early dedication: "To the Greek Kollels, for the Rabbi…" late signatures of Rabbi Yitzchak Badhav, of Jerusalem's rabbis, and Rabbi Asher ben Moradinoff.
Many glosses, probably by two separate writers. The glosses deal with kabbalic customs (based on the book Shaar Hakavanot) practiced in the kabbalistic Beth El Yeshiva in Jerusalem; written by one of the kabbalists. In one of the glosses, the writer mentions his teacher the Hon Yosef, and in a different gloss he mentions his father.
[As to the identity of the author of the glosses, we assume that it was perhaps Rabbi Avraham Chaim Pinso, one of the leading sages of Beth El and Jerusalem, who died at a very old age in 1896. See enclosed material about him]. Rabbi Yosef Zamiro (d. 1843) was one of Jerusalem's sages and community leaders. He printed his book Hon Yosef in Livorno before leaving on a mission to Jerusalem in 1828 – see about him in enclosed material.
8, , 307 leaves, 15 cm. Good condition, Good condition, few moth holes on last leaves. Most of the glosses are slightly cropped. Old binding with leather spine, worn.
Letter of testimony from Rabbi Chaim Araki and Rabbi Yisrael Yichya Medina (of the Yemenite community). From a rabbinic court session held in Jerusalem, signed by the rabbis participating and stamped with the ink-stamp of the Beit Din: Rabbi moshe Nachum Wallenstein, Rabbi Mordechi Leib Rubin and Rabbi Yitzchak Frankel. Jerusalem, (1920).
Letters regarding inheritance will which husband left for wife, which was written not according to law (by Mr. David Yellin). After the rabbis proclaimed the will invalid, the woman procured a forged document signed by false witnesses.
One page, 27 cm. Good-fair condition, with folding marks and restored tears.
The book Shem Hagedolim – The Lives and Writings of Gedolei Yisrael, by the Chida. Warsaw, 1876. Bound with Shem HAgedolim Hechadash, by Rabbi Aharon Walden. Warsaw, 1879.
Inside the book there are handwritten glosses, signed by Rabbi Eliezer Sofer, author of Be'er Eliezer. [Warsaw, 1872, by Rabbi Eliezer ben Rabbi Gronam Sofer of Novardok, who lived in Zaslaw, next to Minsk]. In the notes, he mentions things that he wrote in his book, and they do indeed appear in that book. – See enclosed photocopies.
[1 dust-jacket title-page], 128, 116 pages, 130, 92 pages. 22 cm. Dry paper, good condition, cloth binding.
May Menuchot, Homiletics on the Torah, Rabbi Raphael Berdugo, Jerusalem, 1900. First part only.
A few comments on margins signed by Rabbi Yosef Mashash in fine Sephardi handwriting.
Rabbi Yosef Mashash (Otzar Harabbanim 8448), was born in Morocco in 1892 and died in Haifa in 1974. Served as chief rabbi of Tlemcen Algeria at the age of 31, and afterwards as Dayan in Meknes. Was decorated by the King of Morocco. Made Aliya to Israel in 1964 and served as chief rabbi of Haifa until his death.
Handwritten dedication overleaf title-page signed by Rabbi Raphael Piamenta.
12; 112 leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Title-page and last page are damaged.