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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Copper Natlah with handle enforced by nails. East Europe, 1761.
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.
Pewter Purim Plate. Neuwied (between Koln and Wiesbaden), Germany, 1755.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"From Slavery to Freedom", ceramic Pesach Plate, the 1940's
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 leaves. 24 cm. Very good condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
 leaves, 13 cm. Good condition. Stains. Worn title-page. Original parchment binding, restored.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pentateuch with Targun Onkelus, Rashi, and Ohr HaChaim commentary. Slavita, , 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.
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.
The book Tikkunei HaZohar, by the holy Tanna Rabbi Shmin Bar Yochai. Slavita, , 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.
Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, by Rabbi Yossef Caro. Slavita, 1820 printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira.
Bluish paper. Ownership inscriptions and signatures.
191, , 106 leaves, 23 cm. Fair condition. Part of the leaves are worn and torn. Worn leather binding.
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,  leaves, 33.5 cm. Pale blue paper. Fair-poor condition. Moth damages, stains. Title-page detached and torn, binding detached.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
, 232; 4, 184 pages, 37.5 cm. Good condition. Stains.
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.
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.
, 53 leaves, 21 cm, blue , white and greenish paper. Good condition, restored moth holes with slight damage to text, new leather binding with impressions.
Sefer Siduro Shel Shabat, Part II, Kabbalistic and Chasidic Shabat matters and halachic responsum. By Rebbe Chaim of Tchernowitz, Mahlov, 1813. First edition.
Sefer Sha'ar Ha-Tefilah, Chasidic and Kabbalic commentary on prayer matters. Responsum. By Rabbi Chaim of Tchernovitz author of Siduro Shel Shabat. (Mahlov)[Sudlikov], 1825. First edition.
The first pages: "response…we saw fit in include... about Tefilah and Mitzvot…" The response discusses the "Nodah Be-Yehudah" who challenged the prayer customs of the Chasidim. (Those leaves are missing in many copies of this edition).
[On title-page appears, in large letters' the writing "In Mahlov", but the book was printed in Sudilkov. See: A. Ya'ari, Ha-Defus Ha-Ivry Be-Mahlov, Kiryat Sefer, 23, 1946-1947, p. 312].
Ownership ink-stamps. On back page long ownership inscription in ancient handwriting.
10, 102, 113-115 leaves. 21.5 cm. Fine blue-light green paper. Very good condition. Fine leather binding, new.
Sefer Keter Shem Tov by Rabbi Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov. Zolkwa, 1794. Part I. First Edition. "Kol Divrei Kodsho Shel …R' Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov…"
A few printings of Part I are known, this version is from the printing where leaves are not numbered (apart from leaf 9, 11-12, 17-21) and the last line on the title-page is "On Ethics of the Fathers".
Of the first and most fundamental Hasidic books. The Ba'al Shem Tov's philosophy.
Owners' signatures on title-page and on page : Rabbi "Shmuel Haler" and Rabbi "Moshe Deitsch, son-in-law of R' Haler".
The Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Haler (1786-1883) was raised in the house of the "Seer of Lublin" who instructed him to go to Eretz Yisrael. Rabbi of Safed for sixty years. (Otzar Harabbanim 19134). His biography and the story of the Yishuv in Safed are recounted in the book "The Rabbi the Leader and the Doctor" (Safed 1988).
The Rabbi the Zadik Rabbi Moshe Deitsch from Siged, son-in-law of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Haler son of Rabbi Shmuel. Father of the mother of the Rebbe from "Toldot Aharon" Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kahn.
 leaves, 19.5 cm. Good condition. Moth-holes to first leaves. Holes in last pages but text intact. Stains. Title-page and first leaves are worn. No binding.
Sefer Degel Machane Ephraim by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Ephraim Ashkenazi. Printed in Russia-Poland, [ca. 1820]. Second printing after Koretz 1810 or third [Berditchev 1815].
According to Bibliography Institute CD it is possible that the book was printed in Galicia, in Zholkiev ca.1840. With approbations from the first edition of the years 1803-1808.
This edition was registered by Weiner, Kheliat Moshe, Number 2310: "First printing, Chamud, [Berditchev 1809-1810], with a mistake in the number of leaves and without having seen the Koretz 1810 edition.
Owners' signatures and ink-stamps on the title-page and preceding leaf.
, 41, 47 [should be 46] leaves, 22 cm. Good condition. Stains. Detached cardboard binding.
Neta Sha'ashu'im, responsum book on the four parts of Shulchan Aruch, by Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Kara, Zholkiev, 1829. Notes by author's son Rabbi Yechiel Aichel and letters of response from the generation's scholars.
Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Kara, Av Beit Din in Buczacz and one of the outstanding scholars of his generation (1740-1814 Otzar Ha-Rabbanim 17447) was the father-in-law of Rebbe Avraham David Wahrman, Rabbi of Buczacz, who wrote Birkat David, Eshel Avraham, and Da'at Kdoshim, and many of his father-in-law's novellae are quoted in his works.
Ownership ink-stamp on title-page (with a picture of an eagle) Rabbi "M.AL Alter Jones Rabbin Bacau" in Hebrew and in foreign letters.
Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Leib Alter (Baharav), (1810-1873), a leading rabbi in Moldova, maintained correspondence with the Malbim. He was born thanks to the blessing of Rebbe Chaim of Tchernovitz who blessed his father that thanks to his involvement in releasing captives, he would be given a son that will be an outstanding rabbi (see enclosed material). He wrote Divrei Moshe, which contains laws of Brit Milah and halachic responsum
84 leaves, 35 cm. Good condition. Slight moth damages, stains.
Sefer Or Hachaim by Rabbi Yoseph Ya'avetz. Zholkiev 1848.
An essay against studying philosophy with comments called "Ma'ayan Ganim" by Rebbe Tzvi Elimelech Shapira of Dinov.
Rabbi Yoseph Ya'avetz (approx 1438-1507) was a Sephardic scholar from the time of the expulsion. After the expulsion from Spain and Lisbon he settled in Mantova. His books and commentary on Pirkei Avot were widely circulated. In this book he fiercely attacks the study of philosophy. He claims that at times of religious persecution the educated Jews were the first ones to convert, whereas the simple uneducated Jews withstood the test and were martyred.
The Rebbe Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Shapira of Dinov (1783-1841) was a disciple of the Seer of Lublin and Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Riminov. He wrote "Bnei Yissachar" and many other books. The Munkacz Dynasty is descended from him.
, 32 leaves, 23 cm. Good condition. Few holes along all leaves of the book. Stains. Corner of title-page is torn. Non-original binding.
Two books belonging to the Rebbe Tzvi Elimelech of Dinov, the Bnei Yissachar, bound together:
1. Sefer Maggid Ta'aluma, Novellae on Tractate Brachot. Premishle, 1876. First edition.
, 114 leaves. 29.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Most copies were printed on thin fragile paper, here the paper is in good condition.
2. Ve'heye Beracha, Volume 1, on Mishnayot, Brachot and Tosefta. Premishle 1875. First edition. (Owner listed on title-page from 1878 "Meir Ben Rachel Rosenf…of Teglash").
, 37 leaves, 29.5 cm. good condition. Stains. Title-page cropped and stained; two pages missing after the title-page.
Rebbe Tzvi Elimelech Shapira of Dinov (1783-1841) was a disciple of the Seer of Lublin and Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Riminov. He wrote "Bnei Yissachar" and many other books. The Munkacz Dynasty is descended from him.
The book Magen Avraham, containing homiletics on the Torah, based on Chasidut. Second part. By the Maggid of Trisk, Rebbe Avraham ben Rebbi Mordechai of Tchernobel. Lublin, 1887. First edition, printed in the lifetime of the author (1806-1889).
The segula of owning this book is well-known, as the author wrote in his introduction to Part One – that from the strength of the blessing of Avraham Avinu, he (whose name was also Avraham) "blesses whoever holds the book, that he will experience Hashem's abundant kindness… and have children and grandchildren."
Ownership inscription – Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh [Tzimring from Past--] son-in-law of the Mahardach, who was Rabbi in Waslawitz and Grosswichen.
114 leaves. 22.5 cm. Good condition. Original pretty, worn binding.
Three volumes of the Pentateuch, with commentary of Rabbi Yitzchak Isa'ac Safrin of Komrna. (Breishit, Shemot, Vayikra). Lemberg, 1866-1869.
In Vayikra, leaf 3, there is an introduction by the author and approbation by his teacher, Rebbe Yitzchak Isa'ac of Zidichov. [This leaf is rare and missing in many copies – see Bibliography Institute CD, listing 0311493].
The Heichal HaBracha Pentateuch, by Rabbi Isa'ac of Komrna, is one of the fundamental books of Hasidic thought and Kabala. Rebbes of all courts treasured it greatly (Zidichov, the Divrei Chaim and his offspring, Rabbi S.B. of Lubavich and more).
Breishit – [the two title pages are missing], 283,  leaves. 26.5 cm. Fair condition. Damage (dry paper) on the first and last pages.
Shemot and Megillat Esther – , 320,  leaves. 28 cm. Fair-poor condition. Heavy scotch-tape stains and tears on the first and last pages.
Vayikra and Shir Hashirim – [2 title pages and introduction page], 106, 108-300,  leaves; [1 title-page] , 15-62 leaves. 28 cm. Good condition. Staines .
Damaged, unoriginal bindings.
Five Books of the Torah, Heicha Habracha Komrna. Elaborate facsimile of Lvov Publishing (Lemberg 1865). [New York, 1950].
Five volumes with the Aramaic translation (Targum), Rashi and Ba'al HaTurim, as well as the Heichal Habracha commentary, which is based on kabala and chasidut. By Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Yechiel Isaac of Komrna.
Every volume contains two title pages. Numbered edition. The first title-page is colorful, with golden illuminations. The pages' numbers are in red frames. The colors were added in the present edition.
Every volume is signed, contains handwritten notes and stamps of Rabbi Ya'akov Hai Zrihan, Chief Rabbi of Tiberius.
31.5 cm. Good condition. Volume B is damaged by moisture and stained.
Speeches by Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapira the Munkacz Rebbe, Jerusalem 1933.
"Homiletics said by the Rebbe during the Hoshanot on Hoshana Rabba 5693...together with a protest by the God-fearing in Jerusalem against the lost ones" [controversy between "Neturei Karta" and "Agudat Yisrael"].
One out of five pamphlets of the Rebbe's speeches. This one was published in Jerusalem and includes his speeches following his visit to Israel.
16 leaves, 23.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Single leaf, uncut, as it came off the printing press.
"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.
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.
Two important and rare Chassidic books:
1. Divrei Shalom on Torah and work, essays based on Ha'Ari and the Besht, by the Ga'on Rabbi Shalom Perlov son of the Rebbe of Koydinov. Vilna, 1882. Approbations by Rabbi Mordechai Klotsky of Lida and Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor of Kovna.
2. Tife'ret, novellae on the Torah, holidays and the Talmud by the Rebbe of Radzyn Rabbi Mordechai Yossef Ela'azar Leiner. Warsaw, 1935. Approbation by author's son Rebbe Shmuel Shlomo Leiner.
Various sizes and conditions. Ownership signatures and ink stamps.
Books by great Hungarian Rabbis (Marmarush)
1-2. Yismach Moshe, the holy Rebbe Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum of Ohel. Published by "Pardes" Berlin 1928. 2 volumes, the first is Bereishit and Shmot the second is Vayikra Bamidbar Devarim. Colored title-pages.
3. Tzror Hachaim, Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke Klein Rav of Selish. Munkacz 1876. Novellae on some sections of some tractates of the Talmud. Six parts dealing with laws of majority, tenure, permanence etc. Owner's signatures and various inscriptions. Last page missing. Elaborate modern leather binding.
Varying size and condition.
This pamphlet lists the names of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav's books, and his disciples' books, arranged by Gershom Shulem. Jerusalem 1928.
500 copies were printed in honor of Martin Buber's 50th anniversary by his associates in Jerusalem.
The list includes books from the collections of the National Library, R' Meir Breslaver, Shay Agnon and Gershom Shulem.
40 pages, 24.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Worn cover, partially detached.
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.
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.
1. Noam Elimelech, Rabbi Elimelech of Lizensk. Lemberg, 1864.
2. Ohev Yisrael, Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua of Apta. Yosepuf 1874.
3. Pelach Harimon, Rabbi Hillel of Elisov. Vilna 1887.
4. Toldot Yaakov Yoseph, Rabbi Yaakov Yoseph Hacohen of Polona. Przemysl 1909.
5. Pe'er Mikdoshim, Rabbi Menahem Mendel Bodek. Warsaw 1920's.
6. Midrash Ribash Tov, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Avraham. Katzkemt (Hungary) 1927.
7. Likutei Amarim (Tanya), Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Vilna 1930.
8. Seder Hadorot Mi'talmidei Ha'Besht by Rabbi Menahem Mendel Bodek. Lodz 1931 approx.
9. Pirkei Avot on Massechet Avot. Klinordin (Hungary) 1943.
10. Likutei Amarim (Tanya), Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Tel-Aviv 1943.
11. Torat Shalom, Sefer Hasichot, by the Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Shalom Dubber. New York 1946 approx.
12. The Holy Belzer Rebbe… His Life and Death. Jerusalem 1957.
13. The Holy Vishnitzer Rebbe… 30 Years Since his Death. Jerusalem 1972.
14. Inauguration of our new Beit Midrash – Belzer Beit Midrash. Bnei-Brak 1975.
15. The Neve Shalom Neighborhood in Jerusalem. Details of the neighborhood and photos of Chabad Rabbis and synagogues.
Varying size and condition.
1. Kol Simcha, Premishla, 1877. Torah novellae and insights from Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Parshischa.
2. Keter Shem Tov, by Rabbi Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov. Padgorza in Cracow, 1898.
3. Tiferet Beit Levy, Rabbi Matityahu Yehezkel Guttman. Yassi, 1909. History of Rabbi Levy Yitzchak of Berdichev and novellae by his son.
4. Pe'er Vekavod, Part I, Rabbi Dov Ber Orman, Munkacz, 1911. About Rabbi Shalom Rokach of Belz author of Ma'aseh Rokach.
5. Beit Nahum. Warsaw 1927. About Rabbi Menahem Mendel Twersky of Chernobel, who was a disciple of the Ba'al Shem Tov. Yiddish.
6. Yikra DeChaim pamphlet, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Erenreich. Shamlau, 1937. Eulogy for Rabbi Eliezer Shapira, Rebbe of Munkacz; and for the author's brother.
Sizes and conditions vary.
1. Noam Elimelech, Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk (Weisblum). Lvov, .
2. Keter Shem Tov, by Rabbi Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov. Lvov,. Cropped margins. (Owner's stams and stamp of Rabbi Aharon Gad Ha-Cohen, Av Beit-Din of Nimozca).
3. Sefer Hazechirot, Rabbi Raphael Ben Zecharia Mandel. Chernowitz, 1857. (With penciled notes).
4. Iggeret Hakodesh, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Ben Moshe Mi-Vitbesk. Lvov, 1858. (Owner's signature).
4-6. Ahavat Shalom by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov. Lvov, 1859. Bound with: Dibrat Shlomo, Rabbi Shlomo of Lutzk. Lvov, 1859. (Owner's signature).
7. Divrei Torah, Rabbi Moshe Wertman.[Lvov,1860]. Not bound.
8. Divrei Shmuel, remarkable essay on the Torah by Rabbi Shmuel Shmelka Horowitz. [Lvov, 1862]. First Edition. (missing pages).
9. Sefer Imrei Binah by Rabbi Dov Ber ben R' Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Lvov (as printed in Kapost), 1862.
10. Knesset Yisrael, anthology by Rabbi Yisrael mi-Rozin and his sons. Rabbi Reuven Zak of Ustila. Warsaw, 1906. First Edition.
Various sizes and conditions.
1-2. Tzava'at Rivash and Hanhagot Yesharot, by Rabbi Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov. Lvov, 1860. Bound with: Darkei Yesharim, Hanagot Yesharot by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Przemysl. Lvov, 1860.
3. Teshuvot Bet Hilel, part I on Tractate Halachot Ketanot, by Rabbi Hilel Lichtenshtein. Satmar, 1908. (Inscriptions and signatures).
4. Vayakhel Shlomo, essays and stories by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Rapaport. Pietrekov, 1908.
5. Beit Tzadik, stories and essays by the Besht disciples, by Rabbi Eliezer Ziegelman. Pietrekov, 1910. (Ownership signature: "Avraham Rubin…").
6-7. Sefer Ha-Zechut, by Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter. Jerusalem, 1942. Bound with: Boneh Yerushalayim, pertains to Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Ladi. Jerusalem, 1926.
8. Shema Shlomo, on Torah, Hanhagot and stories, by Rebbe Shlomo Ha-Levi of Karlin, by Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Kleinbaum. Pietrekov, 1928.
9.Tractate Avot with Sefat Emet commentary. Landsberg [camp of holocaust survivors], 1948.
Various sizes and conditions. Ownership signatures and ink stamps.
A printed invitation to the wedding of the youngest daughter of Rabbi Schneersohn, to Rabbi Mencahem Ha-Cohen Hotenstein in Poland. 1932.
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneursohn (1880-1950, Otzar Ha-Rabbanim 8887) was the sixth Admor of Chabad-Lubavitch. He founded the Yeshivah Tomchei Temimim together with his father, the Rashab. Became Admor in 1920. Arrested by the communists, and released in 1927. From Russia he went to Poland, and in 1940 to Brooklyn. Renowned for his dedication and for his teaching to his followers in Communist Russia to keep the Mitzvot and study Torah despite all hardships.
His daughter Sheina (Sheindel) and his son-in-law Rabbi Menachem Ha-Cohen Horenstein were killed in the holocaust in 1942
24 cm. Good-fair condition, dry paper with slight damages.
Ilan Ha-Gadol, Kabbalic illustrations tables, fundamentals of Kabbalah, Sephirot order and the development of realms, by Rabbi Meir Poppers disciple of Ha-Ari. Warsaw, 1864.
In the shape of a scroll 3.5 meters long "written by Rabbi Meir Poppers…disciple of Ha-Ari…to climb a ladder…including all the writings of Ha-Ari…"
Approbation by Rebbe Yesha'ayahu Mushkat.
Scroll on which the text is written from top to bottom, 350 X 20 cm. The title "Ilan" and its illustrations are printed in gold. Good-fair condition, paper-tape, stains, worn and torn bottom of scroll.
Two Kabbalah and Chasidut books printed in Bialozorka (Ukraine) in a printing press established by the successors of Rabbi Moshe the Printer of Minkovitz:
1. Tahart Ha-Kodesh, Kabbalic and Mussar Practices, by Rabbi Binyamin Wolf. Bialozorka, 1806. Served as a source for many of the mussar books printed thereafter. Approbation by Aryeh Yehudah Leib Ben Shalom Segal of Zbariz and Volochisk, who was on his way to Israel and submitted the approbation when the printing house was founded.
2. Korban Shabat, Halachic and Kabbalic Shabat issues, by Rabbi Bezalel of Kobryn. Bialozorka, 1806. Approbation by Rabbi Naftali Katz.
The Ga'on Rabbi Aryeh Yehudah Leib of Volochisk, a disciple of the Maggid of Mezrich and a leading rabbi in his generation. In-law of the Seer of Lublin and of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav. In 1805 he moved with his family to Eretz Yisrael and was buried in Safed in 1813 in a cave between the tombs of the Ari and Yosef Caro.
19.5 cm. White and green paper. Good-fair condition. Stains, slight moth damages. Paper pasted to borders of some leaves for reinforcement. Stain on upper part of part of the leaves. No binding.
Two of the only three Hebrew books printed in Bialozorka. See A. Yaari, The Hebrew Printing Press in Minkowitz, Kiryat Sefer, 19, 1942-1943 page 268.
Shefa Tal, Rabbi Shabtai ben Akiva Halevi Horowitz. Hano 1612.
"The keys to open locked rooms…in the treasure house of the secrets of the wisdom of Kabbala…".
An important composition on Kabbala, based on Rabbi Moshe Cordevero's book "Pardes Rimonim". One of the first Kabbala books to be published in Western Europe. Many approbations from leading rabbis, including Rabbi Shlomo Ephraim Lontshitz, the Rabbi of Prague, author of Kli Yakar .
Many Kabbalistic illustrations.
Ink-stamps of owners, old ink-stamps are erased from the title-page, ink-stamp of "Moshe HaCohen Sh…"
, 87, 89-104 pages, 28.5 cm. fair condition. Stains. Torn on the first 48 pages, some words on each page are damaged. Pages are cut close to the text (a few pages are damaged), some damage has been professionally restored, some pages have been reinforced. Modern semi-parchment binding.
Sefer Shefa Tal Livracha, Rabbi Shabtai Horowitz. [Warsaw 1870]. The edition's details appear wrongly like the first edition, Hanau, 1612.
"Keys to open locked rooms in the treasures of Kabbalah secrets".
Blue jacket. Owners' signature. Handwritten corrections.
50,  leaves, 32.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Fragile paper.
See Hanau edition 16122, item number 234 in this catalogue.
The book Vichishev Lo Ha-Cohen – kabalistic ideas on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, by Rabbi Avraham Katz of Lask, emissary of Jerusalem. Feurda, 1784. Only edition.
Approbations of rabbis of Jerusalem and Western Europe: Maharit Algazi, Rabbi Yosef Te'omim and others.
At the end there are another two leaves – apology, list of mistakes, and addition of the copier Rabbi Yozpa Marzbach of Feurda, which tells about the great piety of the author who used to lead a life of self-denial, and yet was great in his sharpness in Torah.
12, 32,  leaves. 19.5 cm. Good condition, slight foxing and few moth hole. Unoriginal cover.
Rare book of Kabala. (The two pages at the end are extremely rare).
Chochmat Ha-Yad, Rabbi Moshe Galina. Warsaw, 1839.
"…Wisdom of face, signs of hair, signs of tendons and signs of nails…the Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe Galino copied from the Sefer Ha-Zohar and from Sefer Shoshanat Ya'akov and from the books of Shlomo Ha-Melech".
Over the leaf a sketch of hand palm. Hebrew with commentaries in Yiddish-Deutsch.
12 leaves, 14 cm. Good condition. Stains. Tear to title-page. Newly bound.
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.
1. Nishmat Chaim by Rabbi Menashe Ben-Yisrael. Amsterdam 1651. Homiletics on the eternity of the soul. Original parchment binding. Signatures of owners on title page and the other side of it. Missing portrait and Latin pages.
2. Chemdat Yamim, practices based on the Ari's Kabbala. [Izmir 1731]. Volume 1 only, about Shabbat, without section on Rosh Chodesh and festivals. Title page is missing. Owner's signatures.
3. Ben Melech Ve'hanazir, by Rabbi Avraham Ibn-Chisdai. Frankfurt am Main 1769.
Size and condition varies.
Likutei Mashe-Ya'akov, Rabbi Moshe Ya'akov Ben Yosef Ha-Cohen Rabikov. Tel Aviv, 1969.
Homiletics on the five books of Moses, collected, printed and published (stenciled) by the author's son. "Published in one hundred copies all rights reserved by Yosef Rbvikov". Photograph of Rabbi Moshe Ya'akov Rbvikov on Introduction leaf.
The shoemaker – Rabbi Moshe Ya'akov Rabikov (1874-1967) was born in Lithuania and made aliya to Eretz Yisrael in 1913. An outstanding Kabbalic scholar, he worked as a shoemaker on Shabazi street in Tel Aviv to earn a living. Many turned to him for blessings and for advice and he was named "the Holy Shoemaker". A known charity donor. The "Chazon Ish" referred people to him.
These novellae were published by his son in a limited stenciled edition, only in 2004 were published in a fine edition. [Although he was from Lithuania he cited masters of Chasidut in his books].
Enclosed is manuscript by his disciple Rabbi Shlomo Noach Krol, Rabbi and teacher in Chemed.
, 460 pages, 32 cm. Good condition.
Does not appear in Bibliography Institute CD or in Winograd Rosenfeld.
Sefer Ayil Meshulash about triangles and geometry, Vilna Ga'on. Vilna and Horodna 1833.
This is one of the few books written by the Vilna Ga'on, in his own handwriting. Single edition, with many geometric drawings.
Owner's signature and stamp before title-page.
, 31 pages, 22 cm. Fair condition. Moisture stains and slight moth damages. Detached binding.
Important and rare Kabala books, from the legacy of the Vilna Ga'on and his disciples, published by Rabbi Shmuel Luria.
1. The book Sha'ar Hashirim – songs for the Shabbat meals and holidays, based on the Zohar and on the writings of the Arizal, by Rabbi Moshe Shlomo of Talachin. Disciple and companion of the Vilna Ga'on in studies of the Hidden Torah. Warsaw, 1889.
2. The book Brit Yitzchak, with Edra DiMishkena commentary, and Ner Mitzva discourse. By the kabalistic Rabbi Yitzchak Isa'ac Chaver. At the end, Likutei HaGra on Tehilim is printed. Warsaw, 1888. [Rare! Not listed in Bibliography Institute CD].
3. Mayim Adirim, commentary on Edra Zuta, by Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Shklov, disciple of the Vilna Ga'on. With Be'er Yitzchak glosses, by Rabbi Yitzchak Isa'ac Chaver. Wrsaw, 1886. [This book was printed from a different manuscript, also named "Menachem Tzion", Premishl 1885. In that edition, the book is mistakenly ascribed to Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitbesk.]
4. Bi'urei Aggadot on the Shas. By the Vilna Ga'on. At the end – Likutei Ha'Gra with the commentary of his son R' Avraham. Warsaw, 1886.
63 pages: , 158 pages; 180 pages; 118 pages; 90 pages. 22 cm. Good condition. Bound together. Binding is slightly worn.
1. Shir Ha-Shirim, with Avodat Hagershoni commentary, by the Vilna Ga'on's brother. Warsaw, 1866. Unknown title-page.
2. Shir Ha-Shirim, with commentary by Rashi and by The Vilna Ga'on. Warsaw, 1842. (Few missing pages)
3. Sefer Ba-Midbar Devarim with glosses by the Vilna Ga'on. Vilna, 1866. (Cover title-page unknown. Last page missing).
4. Beurei Agadot, the Vilna Ga'on. Warsaw, 1886.
5-6. Sefer Likutei Torah by the Vilna Ga'on, Warsaw, 1899. Bound with Sefer Imrei Noam - novellae by the Vilna Ga'on and his students on Tractates Brachot, Eiruvin, Rosh Ha-Shana and Bietza, Warsaw, 1899. (On title-page of both books – signature traces of the kabbalist Rabbi Aryeh Leib Lipkin Av-Beit-Din Kratinga, who edited for printing the book "Imrei Noam". (See more about him in "Kedem" catalogue number 4 item number 411, and compare with his handwriting copied there!).
7. Sefer Piskei Hagra. Vilna, 1903. First part, on Orach Chaim.
1. Brayta Ma'asseh Torah which pertains to Rabbi Yehudah Ha'Nassi, with annotations by the Vilna Ga'on and his son Rabbi Avraham. Warsaw, 1884. Bound with: Seder Hagadah shel Pesach with new Midrash Hagadah commentary, Warsaw, 1883.
2. Rav Pe'alim, by Rabbi Avraham Ben Hagra. Warsaw, 1894. Bound with Ya'arot Devash by Rabbi Yehonatan Eibshitz. Lublin, 1897.
3. Pesach Hagadah Agadat Eizov with commentaries by Rabbi Avraham Ben Hagra and Rabbi Gavriel Zeev Margaliot. Vilna, 1903. Ya'ari 1625, Otzar Ha-Hagadot 2211.
Various sizes and conditions. Ownership signatures and ink stamps.
1. Targum Avraham on the Targum Onkelos, by Rabbi Avraham Ben The Vilna Ga'on. Jerusalem, 1896. With Shesh Mashzar booklet by Rabbi Zelmale of Volozyn, brother of the Vilna Ga'on.
Rare title-cover. ,25 leaves, 23 cm. Poor condition.
2. Sefer Beit David. Derashot by Rabbi David Tebil, author of "Nachlat David". Published by his son in low, Rabbi Shaul Chaim Horowitz, founder and Rosh Yeshivat Meah Shearim. Jerusalem, 1904.
On back side of title cover: Photographs of the buildings of Yeshivat Meah Shearim.
, 4-75; 20 leaves, 37 cm. Fair condition.
Bekanntmachung! [this is a mean lie!], proclamation by Rabbi Shimon Shreiber Sofer. Erlau, 1923.
In this proclamation the rabbi protests against a false accusation claiming that the products of a coffee plant, which he himself made "Kosher for Pesach" are not Kosher, since the plant was using some oils that were not "Kosher for Pesach". He also mentions that his father in law Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Shpitzer of Vienna, confirmed that the plant was opened by Jews and is under strict supervision of Mashgichim.
About the coffee chicory kashrut polemic and its kashrut certification by Rabbi Zalman Shpitzer of Vienna, see essays by Rabbi I. Goldhaber, "Yeshurun", volume 19, Elul 2007, in "Yeshurun" volume 20, Nissan 2008. Regarding this affair, the book "Ma'amar Mordechai" against Rabbi Shimon Sofer and his father in law was published.
The Ga'on Rabbi Shimon Shreiber Sofer of Erlau (1850-1944), son of the "Katav Sofer". Author of "Hit'orerut Teshuvah" Responsum. Killed in the holocaust at the age of 94.
German and German in Hebrew letters.
29.5 cm, printed on both sides. Fair condition. Tears.
Proclamation from the Vizhnitzer Rebbe [Rabbi Yisrael Hagar]. Jerusalem, the 1920's ?
Proclamation from the Rebbe to his Hasidim in the Holy Land to unite as in an independent congregation and to join the Charedi community, and not the Va'ad Leumi community. [The Charedi congregations were instructed to sign that they "separate" from the general congregation, after Dr. Weizman's success in controlling the congregations through the "Congregations Law" of the British Mandate].
31.5 cm. Good condition.
"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.
Pi Sh'nayim, two letters. [Ungvar], [approx 1888].
Polemic against Rabbi Elazer Lev, who succeeded in becoming rabbi of Ungvar. The booklet contains a sharp letter written by Rabbi Elazar in 1662 against Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Liska and against Chasidut in general, and a letter from Rabbi Hirsh of Liska addressing this polemic.
Rabbi Elazar Lev (1839-1918), author of Pekudat Elazar, son of Rabbi Yirmiyahu Lev of Ohel, author of Divrei Yirmiyahu. One of the leading Orthodox rabbis in Northern Hungary. Served in the Ohel Rabbinate from the year 1874. In 1888, he was appointed as Rabbi of Ungva. In both places, Chasidic circles fought against him, despite his zeal in upholding matters of religion. This polemic was published by the Chasidim, when he arrived in Ungvar, in order to publicize the new Rabbi's actual opinion on Chasidut.
8 pages. Very good condition, uncut folio.
See more in enclosed material and in "Bima'agalei Chasidim", Jerusalem 2000, page 88.
Jerusalemite Talmud – Kodshim, Part Two: Chulin, Bechorot, with glosses of the Maharsham of Brezen and commentary on difficult words, and comments, by Shlono Baber. Cheshek Shlomo commentary, by the publisher – Shlomo Yehuda ben Maharam Ha-Sephardi, Friedlander. Saini, 1907.
Approbations: Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Ha-Cohen [Shwadron], Brezen; Rabbi Aryeh Leibish Ha-Levi Ish Horowitz, Stanislav; Rabbi Eliezer Deutsch, Banihad; Rabbi Yehuda Greenwald, Satmer; Rabbi Avraham Binyamin Kluger, Brody; Rabbi Yitzchak Leib Sofer, Drohobycz.
On page before title-page there are a dedication and scholarly notes, written by Rabbi [David Tzvi?] Margaliot.
The Jerusalemite Talmud on Seder Kodshim was lost in the Rishonim's period, and was never printed. In the beginning of the 20th century, a man named Shlomo Friedlander (who also adopted for himself the false identity of a descendant of the Spanish Algazi family) copied, with great talent, all of the citations from Kodshim-Jerusalemite found in works of the Rishonim, together with citations from different Sedarim. He then publicized that he had found an antique manuscript of the missing Jerusalemite Talmud, which was lost in the Rishonim's time. This forgery mislead most of the rabbis and researchers of his time; including the Maharsham, who even wrote glosses to the book which were published in all its parts; the Chaetz Chaim, who began to were Rabeinu Tam tefillin based on this forged Talmud, and more. At the same time, there were rabbis of very sharp perception such as the Kli Chemda and the Rogachover Ga'on, who discovered the forgery and announced it to the public. The polemic over the Jerusalemite Talmud lasted for several years, and books were printed expressing both sides of the argument, (most of the publications siding with the Yerushalmi were written by Friedlander himself, under different names). After the forgery was confirmed, most of the copies were buried.
Many essays were written regarding the polemic, we shall mention but a few: S. HaCchoen Weingarten, Sinai, 62, 1862, pages 281-287; B. Oberlander, Ohr Yisrael, Year Two, 1997, Pamphlet 4; Year Three, 1998, Pamphlets Three-Four; and Year Four, 1999, Pamphlet One; R. Margaliot, Bibliographic notes, Areshet, B, 1960, page 356 no. 1382; ibid., Three, 1966, page 507 no. 1382.
, 78; , 47 leaves. 35 cm. Dry paper, good-fair condition, Restored damage on margins of some of the leaves. New binding with leather spine.
"If I forget thee Jerusalem let my right hand wither: emet me-eretz!" Jerusalem, Iyar 1911.
Polemic proclamation with complaints about the Warsaw-Poland Kollel director in Jerusalem.
"During the last distribution, the recipients were forced to sign untruly that they received already seven portions for the winter; he shed the poor people's blood like water…"
Document containing many important details about the history of the "Chaluka" policy in Jerusalem.
 page, 47 cm. Good condition. Tears, folding marks.
Etrogim Me-Eretz Hakedoshah, Mainz, 1880. Yehiel Bril Publishing. German and Hebrew.
Halachic polemic regarding Etrogim from Eretz Yisrael and the obligation to take ma'aser from them.
8 pages, 25 cm. Dry paper, fair-poor condition, torn folding marks.
Rare. Not in Bibliography Institute CD.
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.
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.
Sefer Nitzachon Yashan; History of Jesus; The Debate of Rabbi Yechiel of Paris, Johann Christoff Wagnzeil. Altdorf [Switzerland], .
Three books of debate bound together (part of a group of five books). Hebrew and Latin, in facing columns.
260;60;,73,  page, 20 cm. Fair condition. Title-page and front binding are missing. Stained.
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.
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.
Notebook with holocaust poems, the surviving-few camp in Regensburg, 1946.
The first poem is acrostic: "Shlemele Kastenberg" [the writer, or the person in whose memory the poem was written?]. The contents of the poems reflects the longing for the writer's happy life in Poland before the holocaust, as well as the misery and suffering that he and his family went through during the German persecutions. The writer also describes life in the survivors' camps in Germany.
 written pages, 21X17 cm. Fair condition. Tears to borders, stains. Unbound.
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.
Sefer Silah Chadasha about Halachic rules of Shechitot and Treifot, with Mateh Asher coomentary by Rabbi Asher Enshel Grunwald - expert Shochet of the Ungvar community. Augsburg (Germany), 1947.
Faximile of an edition from 1926, with addition on title-page "printed for the survivors in Germany who study sh'chita …"
, 244 pages (instead of , 246 pages), 21 cm. Poor condition. Moth-damages, tears, detached front cover.
Passover Haggada, with Yiddish Commentaries. Stories of the Exodus and parables of the Dubno Maggid. Published by culture wing of "Mizrahi" and "Torah Va'avoda" centers of the survivors in Germany. Munich, 1947.
30 leaves. With front and back dust-jacket. 20.5 cm. Very good condition. Stains. New leather binding. Otzar Hahaggadoth 4053.
Pesach Haggadah to the remnants of the Diaspora, with a blessing for the Festival of Freedom from the United Jewish American Committee for Assistance – Joint. [Munich], 1948.
With a preface by HaRav Shlomo Shapira, the head of the “Religious Office” in Germany, and Shmuel Haber, head of the Joint in Germany.
On the cover is an illustration of the map of Israel with Moses showing the Olim the way to Eretz Israel.
32 pages, 14 cm. Wine stains and foxing, creases.
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.
"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.
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.
Sedder Techinot U-Bakashot, Vienna, 1805. Yiddish.
Bound with a fancy manuscript notebook, various supplications in Yiddish. Owner's signature [maybe he himslef wrote the supplications?] "Moshe Leib Treibetch".
56 printed; , 21; ;22-54 leaves manuscript. 17.5 cm. Quality paper, good condition, stains. Detached title-page. Ancient leather binding somewhat worn.
(Rare, Not in Bibliography Institute CD).
Year-round Machzor according to Polish custom, with interpretation of Rabbi Moshe Shdil and customs of Rabbi Isacc Tirna. Vienna 1811. Four large volumes with wide margins, special format for the Chazan.
Part I: for Rosh Ha-Shana, Part II: Yom Kippur, Part III: Succot…to Pesach, Part IV: Pesach and Shavuot…till the end of the year. Painting of the Menorah and the Zodiac signs.
35.5 cm. Good to fair condition. Stains, worn corners. Binding somewhat loose. Original leather binding.
Call of Jewish residents of Mantova. Mantova 1814.
Blessing and ceremony for reception that took place when the Austrian Emperor entered Mantova in 1814.
After reciting Psalms 98, 126 and 21 the rabbi takes the Torah Scroll out of the ark "and whilst holding it he recites the prayer for Royal Kings which is said every Sabbath and festival…" Hebrew, Italian and Latin.
 leaves, 24 cm. Good condition. Creases and a few stains.
The book Ben Yochai, aimed at proving that the holy Zohar was indeed written by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. By Rabbi Moshe Konitz. Vienna, 1815.
Response to the arguments of the Ya'avetz in Mitpachat S'farim, about the origin and authentic nature of the Zohar. The author, Rabbi Moshe Konitz (1834-1839). Rabbi in Open and Budapest. He was a disciple of the Noda BiYehuda and Maharan Mintz. He was a controversial figure, as he was both a Rabbi great in Torah knowledge as well as an Enlightenist fluent in secular studies. See item 211 and enclosed material.
154 pages. 40 cm. Good condition, staines. There is a tear at the top of the title-page. Torn binding.
Call in the Camp of the Hebrews! Advertisement by the publisher Anton Schmidt towards publishing the Talmud in Vienna. Vienna, 1818.
Advertisement leaflet by the printer Anton Schmidt, in honor of the second edition of the Vienna Babylonian Talmud, published between the years 1806-1811.
"For twenty five years I have been doing the holy work, printing many books………now I announce the printing of the Babylonian Talmud on fine paper…"
Including a sample leaf from Tractate Brachot. Hebrew in Rashi script.
 leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Unbound.
Liste der bis zum 17ten März 1844, zur Gründung eines jüdischen hospitals und einer jüdischen Schule zu Jerusalem gespendeter Geschente. Hirshfeld Print, [Vienna], 1844.
List of donors and contributions, for the founding of a Jeweish school and hospital in Jerusalem. At the head of the list, the Rothschild family's donation appears – 100,000 franks, as well as the donation of Sir Montefiore.
8 pages, 26 cm. Fair condition. Foxing and small tears. Not bound.
Netivot Hashalom, includes the five books of the Torah. Vienna 1846 to .
"With an Ashkenazi translation and commentary by Moshe ben Menahem [Mendelson]…with the addition of Onkelos and Rashi". Includes Shadal's commentary. Shabbat prayers at the end of each volume.
Five volumes, two title pages in each volume. On the first title page of each volume there is an engraving with illustrations relating to contents. There is an engraving with Moshe Mendelson's profile on the front of the first volume.
20 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains from dampness, stains, creased corners. List of owners in each volume. Two volumes have original leather binding, damaged and torn. The others are not bound.
Hemlin Treasure, dictionary for understanding the Talmud and Midrashim, M.E. Stern, Vienna, 1863.
Translation of Talmudic words in Hebrew and Aramaic into German.
Inscriptions and ownership inscription.
, 64 pages, 18.5 cm. Fair condition. Library stamps.
Eight sermons and various essays by Aharon (Adolph) Yelinek (1821-1893), Jewish-German scholar, bibliographer and Judaism researcher. Of the leaders of "Chochmat Yisrael" movement and establisher of Beit Midrash Le-Rabanim in Vienna. Edited the Midrashim and Kabbalah collections "Beit Ha-Midrash".
1. Schma Jisraël! Fünf redden uber das israelitische gottesbekenntniss. Vienna, 1869. Shema Yisrael! Five sermons on the Jewish religion.
2. Die Judische Stamm – Ethnographische studien. Vienna 1869. The Jewish Roots – Ethnographical Studies.
3. Der Dekalog : Rede am Wochenfeste 1876 gehalten. Frankfurt am-Main, 1876.
4. Die Hebräische sprache. Vienna, 1878. Sermon about the Hebrew language, given on Shemini Atzeret.
5. Rede zur feier der Goldenen Hochzeit des herrn und der frau Josef Ritter von Wertheimer. Vienna, 1879. Sermon on the occasion of the golden anniversary of Josef Ritter von Wertheimer and his wife. (About Josef Ritten von Wertheimer, see item number 554 in this catalogue).
6. Bein Ha-Metzarim - Rede zur Förderung der Israel. Allianzen. Vienna, 1879. Sermon on the alliance between the People of Israel and G-d.
7. Der abfall von Judenthum. Vienna, 1880. The fading of Judaism, words of rebuke.
8. Rede am Sarge des Herrn Ignaz Edler v. Kuffner. Vienna, 1882. Sermon said by the coffin of Ignatz Adler [head of Ottakring Quarter in Vienna].
1. Certificate on part of the Association of Jewish Blind People in Vienna, 1871. In honor of Yossef Riter von Wertheimer on the occasion of his acceptance as member of the association. The chairman and secretary signed on the bottom of the certificate. Colored with gold decorations. German. Good condition.
2. Certificate on part of the president of the Jewish community of Fünfkirchen in honor of Yossef Riter von Wertheimer ("President of the Jewish Community of Vienna" and other titles) and his wife on the occasion of a wedding held in their family. It is also noted that in the community assembly held in 1879 it was decided to appoint him as honorary member of the community. On the bottom a drawing of Moshe Rabeinu. Illustrations of Maggen David and additional illustrations in golden ink. German. Tears and stains to edges. Bottom part torn into two.
Yossef Riter von Wertheimer (1800-1887), son to a wealthy merchants family in Vienna. Educator and founder of a chain of kindergarden. Established the first kindergarden in Vienna in 1830 and established an association for the rehabilitation of released prisoners and young criminals; was involved in the Jewish community and one of the leaders of the struggle for equal civil rights for Austrian Jews. In 1868 he was decorated by the emperor and got a title of nobility.
Various sizes and conditions.
Beth Jakob, Lehrerinnen-Bildungsanstalt in Wien, Vienna, ca. 1927
Publication of the Beth Jacob religious girls schools' system, Vienna, with photograph of the school building.
The schooling system for girls "Beth Jakob" was established in the beginning of the 20th century, Ms. Sarah Shnierer started in Krakow a Charedi school by the name of Beit Ya'akov". This school became a mass movement. [This was a novelty based on halachic ruling by the "Chafetz Chaim", stating that the prohibition to teach women Torah and Talmud does not apply to our generation]. In the document herewith it says that "Beit Ya'akov" has about 200 schools in Poland, Rumania, Yoguslavia, Lithuania, Vienna, Paris and London.
 pages, 30 cm. Poor condition. Torn folding marks (almost detached). Stains.
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.
Torah, Nevi'im and Ketuvim, Biblia Hebraica, edition prima Americana. Philadelphia, 1814. Two volumes.
The first Hebrew bible printed in America. Not vowelized. Comments in Latin by Van der Hoogt. Three Shearim are missing in the beginning of first volume; One Sha'ar is missing in the beginning of the second volume. This copy does not include the rare announcement which appears in part of the copies at the beginning of the first volume.
 (instead of ) 206;  (instead of ), 132 leaves, 22 cm. Colored leaves' cutting. Remnants of original binding )marble-paper and leather) artisticallt restored, with new leather spine. Vorsatz (inner binding) new. Some stains. Slight moth damages to first volume only.
Singerman 236, Goldman 4.
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.
Tefillath Jeshurun. Vienna, 1857. Siddur according to the Polish rite, with English translation facing Hebrew.
Page 407 contains prayer for welfare of the country and its government. The English version states in brackets the prayer is "for the Rulers of the U.S.".
, 3, , 875,  pages. Very good condition. Gilded edges. Imitation-ivory cover with ornament.
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.
Message of the President of the United States concerning discriminations in Switzerland against citizens of the United States of the Hebrew persuation. [Washington, 1860].
Official announcement of the government of the United States in which the 15th President James Buchanan refers to the discriminations against Jews in Switzerland together with a collection of many letters to and from official representatives, delegates and ministers in the U.S.A. and in Switzerland discussing this subject.
101 pages, 22.5 cm. Good condition. A few stains.
1. Divrei Shalom Ve-Emet, an open letter regarding disputes and claims between him and his community, Rabbi Moshe Weinberger Rav and Of of Beit Ha-Midrash Ha-Gadol of Ungarin. New York, 1908.
2. Igeret Mishne to the Ungarin Beit HaMidrash HaGadol Association, New York, Rabbi Moshe Weinberger. New York, 1909. Including "Igeret Shalom el Ha-Mechaber" by Rabbi Shalom Elchanan Yaffe.
Originally printed together.
20.5 cm. Good condition. Detached title-page. Torn margins. Ink-stamp.
24 year Jewish-English Calendar 1929-1949. Pittsburg 1925. Published by Heinz Company.
A 24 year calendar in Yiddish and English decorated with zodiac signs, shofar, Noah's ark, Jerusalem, 10 commandments etc.
32 leaves, 27 cm. Fair condition. Creases and tears.
Doesn't appear in the Bibliography Institute CD.
Book about ritual slaughter and checking of animals, with relevant illustrations of lungs, by Rabbi Natan Nota Klein. Winsted, [USA], . Responsum and laws of removing the animal's sinews, and laws of letting the meat sit for over 24 hours.
At the end,  folded leaf with a printed colorful printed of the lung, and laws of ritual slaughter.
 page,  folded leaf. Fair condition. Tears.
1. Constitution and by-laws of the progressive Slutzker Young Men's Benevolent
Association (immigrants from Slutzk?). New York, ca. 1933. Regulations of association which was established in 1904. Yiddish and English.
2.Constitution and by-laws of the Linas Hatzedek-Sephard Anshei Poland Association. New York, 1936. Yiddish.
3. Constitution – Progressive Workingmen's Benevolent Association. [New York], 1937. Yiddish and English.
4. Constitution and by-laws of the Brotherly Benevolent Association Linas HaZedek of Hudson County. Constitution of "Linat Ha-Zedek" association which was established in 1892. Yiddish and English.
5. Constitution and by-Laws of Chevrath Tikvoh Chadoshoh, Inc. established 1943. Philadelphia, ca. 1949. English.
Various sizes, very good condition.
1. Amudei Ya'abetz Sha'ar Ha'Kitzon, Rabbi Ya'akov Charif. Manchester, 1897.
2. Ahavat Shaul Al Ha'Torah, Rabbi Shaul Yedidya Shochet. Chicago, 1916. Part II.
3. Davar Be'Ito, Essays and derashot by Rabbi Avraham Naftali Galant. New York, 1924.
4. Di Bimeh, Rabbi Yehuda leib Lazarow. New York, 1924. (Yiddish).
5. Davar Le'Ya'akov, Derahot by Rabbi Ya'akov Ha-Cohen Flakser. St. Louis, 1925.
6. Ma'arachot Yisrael, Rabbi Eliyahu Gordon. New York, 1926.
7. Pri Shlomo, Derashot by Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Dakawitz. New York, 1926.
8. Moadim Le-Simcha, Derashot and essays by Rabbi Avraham Naftali Galant. New York, 1928.
9. Eretz Yisrael Nachlat Am Yisrael, Rabi Yeckezkel Abramsky Av-Beit –Din London. London 1945.
14 booklets of gratefulness, confession and supplication. London, 1915-1955.
Prayer and supplication for the people of our armies; confession and prayer in a Sephradi synagogue; Prayer to God in every and each year, to end the big war; prayer for peace; gratefulness for bravery in the world war; prayer for peace according to the League of Nations; prayer and supplications for times of distress; prayer on the day of the League of Nations; prayer for success of the meeting of great nations in Geneva to limit arms and other booklets.
21.5 cm. Good condition. Tears to edges of some booklets, filing holes and stains.
1.Rules and regulations booklet, Knesset Yisrael Community. London, 1881. English.
2. Rules and regulations of the Chevra Kadisha, of the society of Bnei Yisrael. London, 1909. Yiddish and English.
3. Rules and regulations of the Chevra Kadisha of the Society of Adat Yisrael Community. London, 1925. Yiddish and English.
4. [Goals] of Machzikei Torah society of Grosswardein (Oradea Mare), . Hebrew.
Various sizes and conditions.
List of members and seat-holders- 28 pamphlets attached to each-other. Knesseth Israel Publishing, London, 1939.
Every pamphlet contains list of members who owned seats in the following synagogues: Golder's Green Synagogue, New West End Synagogue, Dalston Synagogue, Great Synagogue, Borough Synagogue, Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue; as well as more.
22 cm, good through very good condition. Inscriptions penned on the title pages.
1-5. Volume with selected essays by Rabbi Yosef Shapotsnick. London. Kedushat Hashem; Kol Kalah; Birkat Yosef; 16 booklets "Rashei Alfei Yisrael" – literary journal on Torah topics, wisdom and knowledge. London, 1910-1918; Tekufah Chadasha Be-Yisrael – Guidance for Teachers and Pupils, three booklets. London 1914.
6. Two booklets of " The Talmud – Brochoth", onTtractate Brachot. London, 1936.
Rabbi Yosef Shapotsnick (1882-1938), was born in Kishinev to his father the Rebbe of Belzitz. Received rabbinic ordination by the Maharsham of Berzan. Arrived in England in 1913. A brilliant and weird person. Acted in many areas: published books and periodicals; annotated Shas "Great of the Greatest", released 40,000[!] agunot; offered cures for mental and physical ills, gave charity and more. In his activity to release agunot he irritated the leading rabbis in his generation, see enclosed material.
Various sizes and conditions.
Signed property deed written on parchment. Philadelphia, 1811.
Signed by witnesses, a property registration clerck and owners of the property confirming transfer of rights from Margaretta Nathans, wife of Ya'akov Nathans to the new owners, Ya'akov Kremer.
Measurements, name of street, plot, names of neighboring properties appear in the document. English.
Ya'akov Kremer is mentioned in the book Abstracts of Philadelphia country Pennsylvania Wills , F. Edward Wright, 1763-1784. The United States, 1998, page 127, as a witness signed on a will of 1771.
61.5 X 41.4 cm. Good condition. Stains.
1. Sermon held by Dr. L. Salomon in "Rodef Shalom" synagogue in Philadelphia on April 27 1841. Subject of the sermon: Foundations of the Law of Moses, Book of Mishlei 25/4. Includes a citation from Nachlat Avot by Abarbanel. Hebrew and German.  leaves with  handwritten columns.
2. Sermon by Marks Gretz in Salomon Hofheimer and Miss Shiela's wedding dinner. Philadelphia? 30.09.1849. leaves written on both sides.
3. Translation into English of German sermon held on Yom Kippur (the United States, no date) in "Temple" synagogue in Hamburg, Germany. Name of preacher is not mentioned, it might be Dr. L. Solomon.  written pages.
4. Sermon held by L. Solomon of "Rodef Shalom" synagogue in Philadelphia (No date). German, with two citations in Hebrew.  pages handwritten.
25 cm approximately. Good condition. stains and slight tears to edges.
1. Agreement signed by representatives of the Beth Israel Synagogue, and a notary. Ohio, 1924. The agreement approves the appointment of Rabbi Yitzchak Mirkin as Rabbi of Beth Israel Synagogue in Ohio for a period of two years, and includes details such as the monthly salary and more.
2-5. Three letters of endorsement from 1924 which testify that Rabbi Yitzchak Mirkin served as Rabbi in the Tachkenomi Synagogue, signed by Rabbi Aharon Eliyahu Cohen, Rabbi Bentzion Kartzmer, Rabbi M. Illan and A. Uri, also signed and stamped by a lawyer; letter of endorsement from 1936 to Shoshana Mirkin, his wife, from Prof. Herman Zondak.
6. Visa given to Rabbi Yitzchak Mirkin from the American Consulate in Jerusalem in 1924, in order to travel to the USA. Includes his personal details ("Rabbi and Professor"), family details, and his photo.
7. Letter sent by Knesset Israel Association to Tzidkas Rabbi Meir in Jerusalem. Two checks with donations were originally enclosed to the letter, as well as the names of the donors. New York, 1936.
Rabbi Yitzchak Mirkin (born in Salant in 1872, died in Jerusalem in 1941) was a rabbi, teacher and educator. People said of him that "he knew G-d in all of his ways".
Announcement of Torah Mi-Tzion Journal published in Jerusalem by Rabbi Shmuel Tzuckerman. Jerusalem 1888.
This call followed the completion of the fouth booklet of the anthology Torah Mi-Tzion, the end of "the first year". At the end a long list of names of Rabbis who supported the publishing of this anthology of Torah novellae.
2 pages, 37 cm, good condition, folding marks.
Unknown bibliographically, not in S. Ha-Levi (see record 604) and not on CD's.
Sefer Moadei Hashem ve-Kre'ei Moed – second part. Jerusalem, 1843.
Prayers for festivals according to Sephardi custom. Approbation by Rabbi Chaim Avraham Gageen and Rabbi Ya'akov Antebi, Rabbi of Damascus.
Attached is a leaf with hand-written prayer. On the inner side of the binding - owners' names and an inscription in Arabic and Hebrew.
, 5-16, 21-108, 21 cm. Fair condition. Original Yemenite leather binding.
S. Halevi 19.
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.
Chikrei Lev, Part 12, Novellae on tractate Shvuot and explanations on some tractates, Rabbi Refael Yoseph Chazan. Jerusalem, 1875.
With approbation of Rabbi Avraham Ashkenazy of Jerusalem.
Ink-stamp and signature of Rabbi "Chaim Meshulem Koyfman Hacohen…Rav of Poltosek".
Rabbi Chaim Meshulem Koyfman Hacohen Eterman (1861-1924) was Rav in Gustinin and Poltosek. He was the disciple of Rabbi Yechiel of Ostrovza and wrote many books.
, 79,  leaf, 34 cm. Good condition. Stains. Moth stains on inside margins of first and last leaves. Title-page and last leaf are stuck to the binding. Damaged binding.
Tiklal – Yemenite Jewery Siddur.. with Sefer Ha-Chaim. Jerusalem, 1894. 3 parts in two volumes.
Part I – Prayers for week-days, Shabbat, Chanuka and Purim, various blessings, Dinim in Jewish-Arabic and more. Part II – prayers for Pesach, the Haggadah, s'firat ha'omer, "Seder Chol Ha-Moed", "Seder Simchat Torah" and more. Part III – Seder Tet Be-Av, Selichot le-Chodesh Elul, prayers for the high holidays and more.
22 cm. Good to fair condition. A few leaves are taped. Leaf missing in the beginning of part III (maybe title-page). New leather binding.
1. Siddur Tefilah Chukat Olam, based on Nusach Ha'ari. Jerusalem, 1893. Part II – missing yearly Shabath.
2. Seder Idra Zuta for Hoha'ana Raba night and Lag Ba'omer night. Jerusalem, 1910. Miniature. Uncut paper sheets.
3. Sefer Shir Ushvacha. Jerusalem, 1921. With title-page in golden ink, saying that book belongs to ManchEster community and school.
4. Sefer Likutei Tefilot, Rabbi Nathan from Breslaw. Jerusalem 1905.
Various sizes and conditions.
1. Sha'arei Zedek Sha'ar Ha'Chatzer, Rabbi David Ben Shimon (Harav Dabash), Jerusalem, 1862. (Missing 28 "Ulam Ha'Sha'ar" leaves). S. Halevi 72.
2. Shevilei David Yehuda Even Ha'ezer, Rabbi David Yehuda Leib Zilberstein (The Gaon of Vitzen). Jerusalem, 1862. S. Halevi 67.
3. Kol Koreh Neged Ruach Ha-Zeman, Rabbi David Yehuda Leiv Zilberstein, Jerusalem, 1863. Missing Leaf. S. Halevi 84.
4. Tov Le-Yisrael, Halachot Sh'chita. Rabbi Yehuda Ibn Attar. Jerusalem, 1869. S. Halevi 145.
5. Responsa Kepi Aharon, Rabbi Aharon Azriel. Jerusalem, 1874. S.Halevi 211.
6. Responsa Simcha Li'ish, Rabbi Ya'akov Shaul Elyashar. Jerusalem, 1888. S. Halevi 631.
Various sizes and conditions.
1. Le-David Emet, Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai. Jerusalem, 1844. S. Halevi 25.
2. Shevet Mussar, Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Avraham Shlomo Ha-Cohen. Jerusalem, 1863. Leather binding. S. Halevi 85.
3. Kuntras Pri Etz Hadar, Rabbi Binyamin Beinush Salant. Jerusalem, 1878. S. Halevin 311.
4. Ner Moshe, Likutim Mi-Sefer Ha-Zohar. Jerusalem, 1882. S. Halevi 407.
5. Etz Avot, Rabbi Mordechai Eliezer Weber. Jerusalem, 1885. Rare! S. Halevi 523.
Various sizes and conditions.
1-2. Sefer Melo Ha-Omer about Hilchot Chalah, Rabbi Yosef Karo. Jerusalem, 1894. (Bound with: Sefer Hamachria about Masechet Ta'anit, Rabbi Yesha'ayahu Miterani. Munkatsch, 1900.
3. Sefer Meirei Halacha, Rabbi Meir Mann. Halacha Uderosh (Eulogies), Jerusalem, 1896. Part I. Including , 18 leaves only.
4. Sefer Tzir Ne'eman, Rabbi Yehoshua Ze'ev Zussenwein (Hamagid 'Rabbi Avner"). Jerusalem, 1898.
5. Sefer Torah Mi-Zion 613 Mitzvot, Rabbi Asher Anzel Bashes. Jerusalem, 1902.
6. Sefer Alumat Yosef, 18 Novellae, Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Fried. Jerusalem, 1909.
7. Yalkut Kiryat Arbah, Rabbi Mordechai, Chaim Glucksohn. Jerusalem, 1912.
8. Sefer Mashbiach on Tractate Brachot, Jerusalemite Talmud, Rabbi Moshe Shimon Ziwitz. Jerusalem, 1913.
9-10. Sefer Shvitat Ha-Shabat, Rabbi Yitzchak Maltzan. Jerusalem, 1913. Part I and Part II bound together.
Various sizes and conditions.
1-2. Sefer Ha-Agudah on Seder Nezikin, Rabbi Alexander Zuslin Ha-Cohen. Jerusalem, 1899. Bound with: Sefer Chatam Sofer on Sugyot HaShas, Munkatch, 1901.
3. Sefer Rav Pe'alim -responsum, Rabbi Yosef Chaim ben Eliyahu of Baghdad. Jerusalem, 1901. Includes two index leaves after author's forward.
4-5. Sefer Pe'er Etz Chaim, Rabbi Chaim of Kraz. Jerusalem, 1905. Part II. Bound with Chidushei Ha-Rashbah on Tractate Eruvin. Warsaw, 1895.
6. Sefer Lechem She'arim, responsum, Rabbi Yehiel Michal Borenstein of Trastina. Jerusalem, 1908.
7. Sefer Nir Le-David, responsum, Rabbi David Neiman. Jerusalem, 1911.
8. Sefer Orian Tlita'i, commentaries and interpretations, Rabbi Pinchas Epstein. Jerusalem, 1913. Orange cover.
9. Sefer Pri Yitzchak, responsum and various halachic investigations, Rabbi Yitzchak Blaser. Jerusalem, 1913. Part II.
10. Sefer Me'orei Esh, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach. Jerusalem, 1935. Author's first book.
Total of 10 books in 8 volumes, 8 of which were printed in Jerusalem. 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.
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.
10 booklets which were written, edited or published by a researcher of the history of Jerusalem, Pinchas Tzvi Grayevsky. Jerusalem, 1926-1937:
Zichronot Kedumim; Poems of Rabbi Yo'el Moshe Solomon; MiGinzei Yerushalaim (two different two different booklets); Zichron LaChovevim HaRishonim; B'not Tzion HaMetzuyanot; the book Avnei Zikaron; the book K'neset Yerushalaim; Sefer HaZikaron; Rabbi Yosef Rivlin.
In the booklet there are pictures of figures and places, and pictures from the Kneset Israel Yeshiva in Hebron. Historic documents and certificates from the early settlement in Eretz Israel and Jerusalem.
Varying sizes, fair through good condition.
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).
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.
The book Meil Tzedaka, on the Mitzva of Tzedaka, by Rabbi Eliyahu Ha-Cohen, author of Shevet Mussar. Izmir, . First edition.
Owners' signatures. At the end of the introduction, there is and inscription in handwriting and the signature of Rabbi Ya'akov Hai Zrihan, chief Rabbi of Tiberius.
, 154 leaves. 28 cm. Very good condition.
1. The book Imrei Emet – Sermons and Eulogis by Rabbi Ya'akov Amado. Ismir, (1881). Only edition.
2. Chelko Shel Yosef, Sermons on the Tanach and Eulogies. Anthologies on the For Turim. Rabbi Rabbi Yosef Amado. Ismir, . Only edition.
On the first title-page: dedication to Rabbi Aharon Alchadif, Rabbi of Tiberius. On leaf 1, there is a signed note by Rabbi Ya'akov Hai Zrihan (Rabbi of Tiberius) who bough the book from the heir of Rabbi Chaim Alchadif.
, 57 leaves;  91 leaves. 30 cm. Good condition, slight moth damages. Bound together in original, worn cover.
Igeret Pitaron Mi Kamocha, Translation to Hebrew-Arabic. Aram Zobah,.
 leaves. Fair condition, restored tears with some omission. New binding.
Katab Yedey Eliyahu – Pitron Chalomot, Rabbi Chaim Eliyahu Moreh. Teheran, 1927.
Including Darkei Mussar and Shmirat Ha-Dat by the Rambam, Avot, Selichot, Pitron Chalomot and other tractates, translated into Jewish-Persian, in Hebrew letters.
Forward in Hebrew by author, who was a teacher in Kol Yisrael Chaverim School in Teheran, and forward by school's principle. M. Lardo, in Persian and French.
Portrait of the author of the book with Tefilin and Talit. Dedication at the beginning of the book. On page 303 - handwritten inscription with "volunteers' names".
Cover-title-page pasted on the binding. , 12, 3, 312 leaves, 15.5 cm. Fair condition. Loose cardboard binding, bound up-side-down.
1. Haftarot Shel Pesach. Larache, (El-Arish), Morocco. In the end: Ha-Tikvah. Hebrew and Spanish.
2.Prayers for removing of the Torah from the Aron, published by Avraham ben Assraf. Casablanca.
3. Meggilat Ester. Casablanca.
4. Orchot Chaim by the Rosh, to be read enthusiastically every day. Printed by Otzar Ha-Torah, Fez.
5. Kuntress Teshuvat Ha-Shanah, Fez.
6. Chemed Bachurim by the Zionist Maggen David Society. Casablanca, 1919. Hebrew and Jewish-Arabic.
7. Aftaras del Kippur, Morocco, 1947.
8. Kol Rina, for Simchat Torah. Tangier, 1952. 1000 copies printed. Lithographic print.
9. Sefer Avodat Chesed Ve-Emet. Casablanca, 1958.
Some of the books are not registered bibliographically. Dates and printers' details are missing.
1. Tehilim. Baghdad, 1908.
2. Tehilim with Drosh Sefer Tehilot Yisrael, Rabbi Yitzchak Avraham Shlomo. Baghdad, 1913.
3. Likutei Dinim, Rabbi Yitzchak Ben Avraham Shlomo. Baghdad, 1898. Miniature.
4. Idra Zuta. Kabbalah. Baghdad, 1909.
5. Seder Pesach Haggadah. Livorno (Po Baghdad), 1936. Ya'ari 2226, Otzar Ha-Haggadot 3589. Hebrew and Arabic in Hebrew letters.
6.Calendar for the year 1953. Baghdad, 1952. Hebrew and Arabic in Hebrew letters.
Various sizes and conditions.
Collection of books by rabbis of Morocco, Tunisia and Tangier; most printed in Jerusalem.
1-2. Sefer Shem Moshe, Rabbi Zaken Moshe Ben Kamus Ma'atuk Mazuz / Sefer Derech Chaim, Rabbi Chaim Ben Avraham Zaken Huri. Jerusalem, 1904. Glued on the cover is a dedication by the kabalistic tzaddik Rabbi Chaim Huri .
3. Sefer Zera David, Rabbi Sasi Ma'atuk Cohen-Yehonathan of Djerba. Jerusalem, 1905.
4. Sefer Shomea Yosef, Rabbi Yosef El-Nekave. Jerusalem, 1907.
5. Sefer Shufraya Deya'akov, Rabbi Ya'akov Birdugo. Jerusalem, 1910.
6. Sefer S'de Me'arat Ha-Machpela, Kabbalah. Rabbi Moshe Even-Tzur. Jerusalem, 1910.
7. Sefer Beka La-Gulgolet, Rabbi Eliyahu Elmaliach, Jerusalem, 1911.
8. Givat Shaul, Kabbalah about Chamesh Megilot. Tangier, 1905.
9. Tehilah Le-David, Rabbi Daviv Ben Chassin, Casablanca, 1931.
1. Tiferet Hagershoni on the Torah, by Rabbi Gershon Ashkenazi. Frankfurt am-Maine, 1699. First edition.
2. Toldot Avraham – Kutonet Yosef, on the Torah and Shas. Rabbi Avraham Broda and his son-in-law Rabbi Yosef Moshe Bresla. Feurda, 1769.
3. Shtei Halechem, Mincha Chadasha, responsum. Rabbi Moshe Chagiz [the Maniach], Wandsbeck, 1733. First edition. With approbation of Rabbi Aviad Sar Shalom Bazila.
4. Gidulei Tahara, on laws on Mikva'ot and Responsum. Rabbi Mendel Kargoya. 1687. Signed by owners. "David Ber---" and signature of Rabbi Moshe Herzfeld (1816-1876. Rabbi of Silhash – Balhash, disciple of the Chatam Sofer and son-in-law of Rabbi Daniel Prostitz. The Chatam Sofer and His Disciples, pg. 348-349 – compare with the photocopy of his handwriting and signature in that book).
Altogether 5 books of various sizes and conditions, generally in good condition.
The Chanoch Lana'ar book was "printed in the grand community of Nickolsberg" in 1767.
Examples of receipts, elementary rules of penmanship, useful abbreviations, multiplication tables, examples of informal and business letters.
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.
1. Roei Yeshurun, eulogies on Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehudah Berlin Rosh Yeshivah of Volozhin, Rabbi Yossef Dov Ber [Soloveitchik] of Brisk Lithuania, Rabbi Yisrael Yehoshua [Tronk] of Kotna and the Minister Moshe Montefiore, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Triwaks. Warsaw, 1894. (Signature of Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Bamberger).
2. Shiva'a De-Nechamata – seven eulogies in memory of Moshe Yehoshua Yehudah Leib Diskin by Rabbi Yisrael Binyamin Lampert. Jerusalem, 1898.
3. Avel Yisrael, in memory of Rabbi Yisrael Hager of Vizhnitza by Rabbi Yossef Shwartz. Oradea Mare (Rumania), 1936.
Various sizes and conditions.
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.
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.
Ha'emuna Veha'chakira, Rabbi Yehoshua Heshel Kuttner. Breslau 1847.
"Exegesis… of the 13 Principles of Faith according to Rabbi Moshe bar Maimon…clarifying…teachings of our rabbis in wisdom and ethics".
Approbations from the Malbim, Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher, and others.
, 14, , 95 [should be 65] pages, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Ink-stamps from library and other owners.
Sefer Ha-Matzref, comments and enquiries in question and answer format, on Halachah, Aggadah, religion and wisdom, on rules of the Hebrew language and the Aramaic language. By Rabbi Moshe Kunitz of Ofen, author of the book "Ben Yochai". Prague, 1857. With author's portrait.
The author, Rabbi Moshe Konitz (1834-1839). Rabbi in Open and Budapest. He was a disciple of the Noda BiYehuda and Maharan Mintz. He was a controversial figure, as he was both a Rabbi great in Torah knowledge as well as an Enlightenist fluent in secular studies. See item 156.
Halachic books, containing also words of chizuk, for women, and general laws as well as those family purity. Three books were printed in Jerusalem to strengthen young couples who came to Eretz Yisrael and left their families behind in exile, and two books were printed in Germany and Austria:
1. Divrei Chaim, by A' A' [Rabbi Avraham Alishuv Rabbi of Homel, father of Harav Eliashiv]. Published by Chevra Nashim in Tife'eret Bachurim society. [Jerusalem 1925?]. Shayish Printing Press. Yiddish. (Unknown bibliographically).
2. Chayei Ha-Guf Ve-Hanefesh, concerning family purity. Rabbi Reuven Miletzky. Jerusalem, 1935. Hebrew and Yiddish.
3. Yerusha Olamit, laws and customs necessary in daily life, essays from the "Taharat Yisrael" book by "Chafetz Chayim". By Rabbi Natan Neta Vitkin. Jerusalem, 1938. Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
4. Taharat Benot Yisrael, Abzanderungs – und Reinigungsgezetzen fuer Judische Froyen. Reprinted by Histadrut Agudat Yisrael and Po'alei Agudat Yisrael in Austria. Vienna, 1947. Yiddish in German dialect. (Does not appear in Bibliography Institute CD).
5. Sefer Taharat Mishpacha. A zsidó házasélet törvényei . Va'ad Ha-Hatzalah publishing, Munich, 1947. Hungarian. (Unknown bibliographically).
In various sizes, good-fair condition.
1. Beit Va'ad Le-Chachamim, "Monthly, Mikdash Le-Torah VeleTeudah", Rabbi Dov Ber Abramovitz. New York, Iyar 1903. Year A, Issue D. Tears and creases.
2. Beit Va'ad Le'Chachamim, anthology of all Torah subjects and strengthening of Judaism, Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Polack. Satmar, 1938. Stains, Slight tears. Unknown bibliographically.
Jubilee Issue (25 years) of the newspaper "Mevasser Yisrael" 1904-1929. Shanghai, 1929.
"Special Edition" – special issue of the Jewish-Chinese monthly magazine, for its 25th anniversary. English, many photographs.
Regarding "Mevasser Yisrael" see Kedem Catalogue No. 6, item 131.
76 pages, 32.5 cm. Very good condition.
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.
1. Pesach Hagadah, Facsimile in Hebrew and Hungarian. Budapest, 1936. With illustrations by Sandor Koloszvari. Copy number 32 out of a numbered edition of 60 copies. Miniature.
2. Facsimile of The Pentateuch, early Spanish manuscript (codex Hillely) from the collection of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, 1974. Front binding and spine are missing.
3. Color Facsimile of an 18th century Birkat Ha-Mazon manuscript, from the collections of the Jewish Museum in Budapest. Budapest, 1991. Printed on thick parchment-like chromo paper, bound in a leather binding, contained in a special velvet box , with accompanying booklet.
Tractate Nazir with Rashi and Tosfot. Venice,  Daniel Bomberg (Bombergi) Print.
Between years 1520-1524, Bomberg printed a full edition of the Babylonian Talmud. This was the first edition to include the entire Talmud. This is the edition which introduced the format used until this very day, with the words of the Talmud in the center of the page, Rashi on the inner side and Tosfot on the outer side. The numbering in this edition became the accepted numbering in most of the editions of the Talmud that followed, and in all citations according to page (daf). Antique glosses written in oriental Soletreo handwriting on daf B2 and daf C.
61 (should be 69) leaves, 38 cm. Complete copy in fair condition. Stains, mostly on the edges. Restored math damages, with slight damage to text. Leaf 65 and the last leaf are smaller than the rest. Modern leather binding.
Tractate Bechorot with Rashi and Tosfot. Venice,  Daniel Bomberg Print.
"Piskei Tosfot and Rabeinu Asher, printed by myself, Daniel Bombirgi of Anoirsha in 1522, Venice".
First printing of Tractate Berachot.
On some of the leaves there are antique handwritten glosses, one is signed Rachamim Franko – the Rav Hacharif. Rabbi Rachamim Yosef Franko was born in Rodos in 1835, came to live in Jerusalem in 1868 as was a member in the rabbinic court of Rabbi Ya'akov Shaul Elyashar. In 1878, he was appointed Rabbi of Hebron. Died in 1901, and the S'deh Chemed succeeded him in the rabbinate.
 leaves (incorrect pagination; leaves 10-11, 14-15 are switched with each-other), 35 cm. Good condition. The leaves' edges are stained, some have been professionally cleaned. Some of the corners and edges have been professionally restored.
Ink-stamp on last leaf.
The book Chovot Halevavot by Rabeinu Bachya Ibn Paquda, Tikun Midot Hanefesh by Rabbi Shlomo Ibn-Gvirol (translated from Arabic by Rabbi Yehuda Ibn Tivon). Constantinople, . Third edition.
This edition was printed from a different manuscript than that of previous editions; see introduction of Rabbi Yitzchak ben Rabbi Chaim Chazan, in which he wrote that he printed the book according to an old manuscript.
The title-page is illuminated with a relief.
Leaf 2a is bound in place of 2b; leaves 91-92 are switched; leaves 9-94 are switched. All leaves are present.
, 9-102 leaves, 19 cm. Fair-good condition. There is reinforcement paper pasted to some of the pages' margins. Stained. Tears and damages, professionally restored. Modern parchment binding.
Bchinat Olam with Bakashat Hamemin - Ferrera 1551. First edition with interpretations by Rabbi Moshe Ibn-Haviv, and with the Bakashat Hamemin (request written in poem form, with all words beginning with the letter Mem) by Rabbi Yosef Fransiche.
On page 2 is a bill of sale for the book (in ancient Italian handwriting) from Yehoshua--- to Rabbi Binyamin Fintzi. There are many old notes in the book. [The Fintzi family was a well-known Italian family of rabbis and scholars during the 1500-1600's].
Rabbi Yedaya Hapnini of Badrash was a poet, doctor and philosopher, from the city of Badrash in Province, France (about 1270-1340). He was known as "Hapnini" after his poems which he wrote in a rhythm called Pninim in Arabic. He considered himself a disciple of the Rambam and he wrote enthusiastically in his favor during the great debate about learning philosophy. (His responsum were published in the Rashba's responsum, chapter 418).
A book of ethics in poetic phrase about concerns of This World, and things that bring one to the World to Come. The Bakashat Hamemin is also written poetically, each word starting with the letter "Mem".
The title-page is decorated with a wood-cut.  22, 13 pages, 212 cm. good condition. Stains. Moth holes on the first pages. Damage to margins was professionally restored. Ancient (original?) restored parchment binding. Inner binding is not original.
Manot Ha-Levi (Divrei Shlomo), commentary on Megilat Ester by Rabeinu Shlomo Ha-Levi Elkabetz. Venice, 1585. At the end of this copy of the book, following Rabbi Ya'akov Birav's essay, is a commentary by Rabbi Menachem Azarya of Panno which does not appear in all the copies.
Old leather binding, on its front decorations and in its center an inscription: "Present for… Nathan Haler Segal… from me, Natan Margaliot of Jerusalem – 1871".
Preceding the title page appears a signature of Rabbi "Chaim Ya'akov Naftali…" and an ownership inscription.
The Ga'on Rabbi Avraham Zilberberg of Wiershov (1839-1887), son of the Ga'on of Kotna Rabbi Moshe Yehudah Leib Zilberberg. Disciple of Rabbi Avraham of Tchekhnow.
His son the Ga'on Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov Naftali Zilberberg (1850-1930), Rabbi in Warsaw and publisher of Maharal Tzintz books.
, 135 (should be 141),  leaves, 19 cm. Good condition. Moth holes to part of the leaves. Title page and additional leaves were professionally restored. Leather binding somewhat worn.
The book She'erith Yosef on leap years and calendar calculations, by Rabbi Yosef ben Shem Tov ben Yeshua Chai. Salonika, 1568. Yosef ben Yitzchak Ya'avetz Print. First edition.
Explanations, charts of tekufot, solar and lunar systems, by Rabbi Daniel ben Perachia Ha-Cohen; signs of the parshiot in rhyme by Rabbi Shmuel Ha-Cohen, Hebrew translation by Rabbi Yosef Vizino.
Rabbi Daniel ben Prachia was one of Salonika's Sages, son of a prestigious family, succeeded his father as leader and dayan of the Italian community.
On the title-page, verso, and additional leaves inside there are flowers, the symbol of YA'avetz printer. Charts, diagrams and picture of an open palm.
Ownership inscription on title-page: Yehud Shabtai. Also several handwritten notes inside. This copy does not include the 30 leaves with Rabbi Avraham Zechut's explanations of the charts.
 leaves, (instead of , the explanation chart is missing at the end, as in many copies), 15 cm. Good condition. Thick, high-quality paper. Stained. The title-page is slightly worn, with slight restored damages. New parchment binding.
Responsa from Rabbeinu Asher z'l (the Rosh). Venice, 1552, Bragadin Press.
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.
Sefer Ha'aruch by Rabbi Nathan Ben Yechiel of Rome. Basel, 1599.
Commentaries on Talmudic words and terms in alphabetical order, with index by the poet and linguist Rabbi Shmuel Ercoletti.
Printer's flag on title-page, book title in decorated letters.
Ownership ink-stamps in Cyrillic and Polish letters. Ownership inscription "Rabbi Chaim Zalman Harazowsky, Minsk". [Relative of Rabbi Reuven Grozovsky, who was born in Minsk].
On back side of last leaf, various notes in ancient Italian-Sephardi handwriting, most of them on Torah issues.
166 leaves, 28.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Some leaves and booklets detached. Title-page worn and torn. Leaves edges worn. Stains. Ancient leather binding worn and torn.
Tractate P'sachim, Gemara and Rashi only. [Krakow, ca. 1616].
Printed without title-page and numbering.
Sefer Ilem, Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Delmedigo. Amsterdam, [1628-1629]. Printed in Beit Menashe Ben Yisrael.
Essays on mathematics, astronomy, mechanics, physics and astrology, with many detailed and impressive schemes (with illustrations of figures).
Originally the book included five essays: Ilem, Ma'ayan Ganim, Chukot Shamayim, Gevurot Hashem and Ma'ayan Chatim. This copy does not include "Ma'ayan Ganim" nor the portrait and other leaves.
Many leaves in the book were completed by hand. Sefer "Sod Ha-Yesod" was fully completed here by hand, as well as its forward and illustrations. In the end of the book there are also handwritten additions.
The author, Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Delmedigo – The Yashar of Kandia (1591-1665), a doctor, philosopher, astronomer and mathematician, a student of Galileo Galilee. This book was the focus of polemics amongst the sages of his generation, Jews and Christians alike.
Signatures and owners' inscriptions: "the young Yehudah Leib…", "R' Shmuel…" and more.
18 cm. Fair condition, first leaves are worn. Moth damages. Many detached leaves. Ancient leather binding.
1. Toldot Yizchak, Rabbi Yizchak Ben Yosef Karo. Commentary on the Torah. Mantova, . Leaves 1-6 bound in wrong order. (Owners' signatures and notes).
2. Vezot Torat Habayit, Rabbi Shlomo Ben Avraham Even Adert (Rashba). Cremona, . Laws pertaining to the home. (Two leaves are missing following the title-page).
3. Porat Yosef part I, on the Rif and Ran, Tractate Ketubot and part of Chulin. Rabbi Yosef Ben Binyamin Samiga, Venice ,.
4. Arugat Ha-Bossem Bedikduk, Rabbi Shmuel Ben Elchanan Ya'akov Archivalte. Venice, . About the Hebrew alphabet.
5. Beur Al Sefer Mitzvot Gadol, Rabbi Yosef Ben Moshe of Kremnitz. Venice, . Based on teachings of his rabbis, Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen, Rabbi Israel ben ---, Rabbi Shachna, Rabbi Moshe Isserles, and Rabbi Mardosh – the author's Rosh yeshiva in Ostraha.
Various sizes and conditions.
1. Drashot Ha-Torah by Rabbi Shem-Tov Ibn-Sham-Tov. Padova, 1567. Printed in square letters. Title-page torne, causing omission (restored), second page photocopied. Owner's signature on title-page.
2. Ta'amei Ha-Mitzvot, Rabbi Menahem Ben Binyamin Recanati. Basel, 1581. Forward and conclusion by Rabbi Ya'akov Lutzat. 12 pages at the end are missing. On page 12 - interesting handwritten comment.
3. Torat Ha'Adam, Al dibrat bnei ha'adam ubeit moed lekol hai, Rabbi Moshe Ben Nachman (Ramban). Venice, 1595. In the beginning of the book a song praising the book by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh from Modena. (Comments and signatures).
4. Minchat Cohen, Rabbi Shmuel Ben Yosef Cohen. Venice, 1598. Part I – Ner Mitzva. First and last pages are missing. No title-page. (Comments and signatures in Hebrew and Italian).
5. Beit Moed, compiled of five sermons, Rabbi Menahem Ben Moshe Rabba. Venice, 1605. Haskamot by Italian Rabbis. Professionally restored. Part of title-page and the page before last are not original. (Owner's name deleted on title-page).
Various sizes and conditions. Fair to poor condition: some are ex-library copies, with stamps. Moth damages. Torn and damaged leaves, stains, worn leaves.
Book of Responsum by Rabbi Yomtov Tzahalon (Maharitatz). Venice, . First edition.
Includes drawings of the Mishkan and Beit Hamikdash, sketch of the third Beit Mikdash based on the prophet Yechezkel, drawings of the vessels of he Mishkan.
This copy includes the three pages which do not appear in most of the copies, including "Introduction to the Book's Indexes", and indexes by RAbbbi Shlomo ben R' Yishaya Nitza (Tola'at Shani), however, in this copy, they are attached in the book's beginning rather than at its end.
Rabbi Yomtov Tzhalon (1558-1638) was born in Safed, to a rabbinic family of Spanish origin. Disciple of Rabbi Yosef Karo and Rabbi Moshe Mitrani (the Mabit). From "the second class" of the Arizal's disciples. He received rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Moshe Alsheich. He himself gave rabbinic ordination to Rabbi Aharon Berachya of Modina. He served as a rabbinic emissary in Italy and Holland, Egypt and Istanbul, and also as a dayan and Rosh Yeshiva in Safed.
, , 223, 25 leaves. Incorrect counting of pages. Good condition. Unoriginal binding.
The book Maleh Ratzon on the Talmud, by Rabbi Avraham Naftali Hirsh Shpitz, Rabbi of Wormiza. Frankfurt am-Maine, 1710.
In the inner part of the binding, there are leaves with glosses from the previous print, which is much different from this print – an interesting discovery.
Old owners' signatures: Yitzchak ben R' Eliezer---" [perhaps author of Lekitat Yitzack and Ohel Yitzchak]; and more signatures. Glosses on leaf 38.
The picture of the students on the benches in the Beit Midrash (Brachot 28) appears entirely, uncropped.
, 4, 97 [should be: 99], 114; 7,9-10; 13,  leaf. 30 cm. Good condition, slight wear at the edges of the pages, and some stains. Old and worn leather and cloth binding.
Node Biyehuda responsa by Rabbi Yehezkel Landau, early edition. Prague 1810. Second volume only. First printing.
Foreword by Rav Yakovka, the author's oldest son.
, 169, 150-159,  page, 34 cm. good condition. Stains. Some handwritten notes.
See also 409 in this catalog.
Korban Aharon, a comprehensive commentary on Sefer Torat Cohanim by Rabbi Aharon Ibn-Chaim. Dessau 1742, second edition.
First 20 pages are "Middot Aharon" pamphlet about the 13 Principles of Understanding the Torah.
Approbations from Rabbi Arye Leib of Amsterdam, Rabbi Baruch Kahan Rappaport of Feurda, Rabbi Yehezkel Katzenelbogen, the Rabbis of Frankfurt and others.
, 20; 260 pages, 35 cm. Body of book in good condition. Stained margins, some slight tears. Leather and wood binding completely detached, missing spine. Golden edging with flowery ornamentation.
Kreiti Ufleiti on Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah by Rabbi Yehonathan Eybeschutz. Altoona, 1763. First edition, printed during author's life.
A painting of Rabbi Yehonathan Eybeschutz is pasted before the title-page. There are old signatures and ownership inscriptions: "Daniel Gugenheim", and signature of writer's descendant (?) "Yonathan Eybeschutz from Antwerp, who bought the book in Paris at the end of 1913.
, 34; 175 pages, 30 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Detached leaves. Original leather binding damaged.
Arba'ah Turim, by Rabbi Ya'akov ben Ha-Rosh, with Beit Yossef, Darkei Moshe, Bnei Ya'akov glosses by Rabbi Sasson and more. Berlin, 1764.
Signatures and ownership inscriptions in Sephardi handwriting. (List of the three rich people who financed the purchase of the books for the Beit Midrash). A few glosses [cut].
Four parts in three volumes. Orach Chaim:, 135,  leaves. Yoreh Dea and Even Ha'Ezer: 128,  leaves; 168,  leaves. Choshen Mishpat: 153,  leaves. 35.5 cm. Good-fair condition, First and last leaves of Orach Chaim are worn. Paper somewhat dark, slight moth damages. Decorated leather binding [color design], detached, damaged.
1. Nohag Katzon Yoseph, Laws and Customs, Rabbi Yosef Yozfe ben Moshe Kusman Halevi. Hanau 1717.
2. Nahalat Ya'akov, Rabbi Ya'akov Koppel ben Aharon Zaslever. Sulzbach, 1686.
3. Seder Tikunei Shtarot, Ashkenaz and Polish customs. Fuerda 1698.
4. Zivchu Zivchei Zedek - Ritual Slaughter and Examinations, Rabbi Ya'akov Weil. Fuerda 1750.
5. Vezot Leyehuda - Ritual Slaughter and Examinations, Rabbi Yehuda Leib. Fuerda 1702?
6. Zivchu Zivchei Zedek - Ritual Slaughter and Examinations, Rabbi Ya'akov Weil. Wilharmsdorf 1685.
The title-page is inscribed with a dedication "Presented for the wedding of..." with a (cropped) list of the receiver's genealogy.
Handwritten indexes at the end of the book. The six books are bound in a wooden and leather binding.
19cm. Fair to good condition. Some books are missing a page or two. Stains. Some pages have been reinforced on the margins. Worn binding.
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.
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.
Pachad Yitzchad by Rabbi Yitzchak Reafael Lamper Venti. Venice-Reggio-Laverne, 1750-1839. The first five parts of the first Torah encyclopedia, letters Aleph through Mem:
1. Part 1: Letters Aleph-Bet. Venice, . Bound together with Part 2 (Volume A), Letters Gimmel-Dalet. Venice, . Very wide margins. , 124; 76; , 10 leaves,  folded leaf.
2. Part 2: (Volume 1), letter Gimmel-Dalet. Venice, . , 105 leaves,  leaf – the folded "Seder Haget". On the title-page: signature of Rabbi Shlomo Parchi [probably from the family of the Minister Parchi from Damascus].
3. Part 2 (Volume 2), letters Hei, Vav, Zayin, Chet – through Chet-Zayin. Venice, . , 110 leaves. Two copies, one with wider margins.
4. Part 3, letters Chet-Tet. Venice, . , 93 leaves,  folded leaf.
5. Part 4, letters Yud, Chaf, Lamed. Venice-Reggio, 1813]. , 108; 28 leaves.
6. Part 5, letter Mem. Laverne, . , 241 leaves.
The first halachic-talmudic encyclopedia, which includes thousands of halachic-talmudic topics according to alphabetical order.
Good through very good condition. Unoriginal cardboard and leather binding.
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.
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.
Pamphlet to complete the omissions from the Talmud. [Koenigsberg 1861].
An attempt to replace parts of Jewish books that were removed by the Christian censors. In the introduction the editor describes the discovery of the original versions of the Shas and Rishonim "What a wonderful day it was when the light of the holy Torah was restored".
In front of the title-page is the ink-stamp of Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Una of Manheim, a leader of German Jewry. His handwriting in German is opposite the title-page. His comments and annotations are on page 5.
108, 36 pages, 1 cm. Good condition. Stains. Empty pages bound at the back of the book.
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.
Five Books of the Torah and Tikun Sofrim. Hamburg 1787.
With Onkelos, Rashi and Devek Tov (commentary on Rashi's commentary by Rabbi Shimon Oshenberg), Five Megillot and Haphtarot. Five volumes.
Bordeaux colored original elaborate leather binding. Gold flowery ornamentation and the title of the Chumash appears in gold on the spine. Each volume has two original clasps and a bookmark. Gold edging and geometric decorations.
Each volume has owner's signature from 1793 before the title-page: Shimon bar Zusman Hecksher.
Good condition. Many stains. Mildew stains and foxing.
Book of Psalms book with prayers for the sick. Amsterdam, 1817.
11 undivided paper sheets. Text was printed twice, on half a sheet (12° instead of 24º), so that there will be two copies of the book when cutting the sheets and folding them.
On the back of the title-page there is an announcement (in Portuguese) that as of 20.5.1817, forms with no signature will be considered illegal. Two handwritten signatures on the first sheet.
The sheets – 52.5 X 45 cm, leaves after cutting the sheets – 12 cm, 131, leaf. Good condition. First sheet cut into 2. Stains. Borders are slightly worn and torn.
Book of Psalms, newly published with corrections and large print. Lvov 1832.
"Includes contents and meaning of each psalm, divided into 73 sections, according to days of the week and month".
Includes prayers recited before and after saying psalms on weekdays, Sabbath and festivals, the night of Hoshana Rabba, prayers for rain, prayers to stop rain, prayers for the ill, and more.
 leaves, 14 cm. fair condition. Dark worn pages, cropped margins. Title-page and last page were restored. New binding.
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. Tehilim. (Pocket size) Roedelheim, 1858. Owners' signatures.
2. Tehilim with commentaries, Rabbi S.R.Hirsch. "Chermon" printing, Frankfurt am-Maine, 1924. Hebrew and German. Foxing.
3. Tehilim, Livorno, 1933. Divided into 13 thin volumes bound in identical bindings, in all handwritten inscription: " in memory of…Chanah Bat Farcha……died Sivan 1936".
Various sizes and conditions.
Commentary on the Early Prophets, by Rabbi Don Yitzchak Abrabanel. Printed with the verses. Lipsia (Leipzig), 1686.
Additional title-page and introduction in Latin, and index at the end in Latin.
On the title-page, there is an ancient owner's inscription: "Hashem has given me this book from my relative, as I am also a descendant of Dovid Hamelech, I am a grandson of… . Yosef Solni".
, 308,  leaves. 32 cm. Very good condition. Antique reinforcements on the title-page. Old parchment binding.
Rare; many copies lack the Latin pages.
Pirkei Rabbi Eliezer, with Radal commentary, by Rabbi David Luria. Warsaw, 1852
Two titles. In the end of the book  leaves are bound with omissions, corrections and responses on laws of ritual calligraphy, by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Levine. These leaves do not appear in the copy stored in the National Library and registration of the leaves was done according to a copy printed in New York in 1946 with a photocopy of these leaves.
, 14[should be 15],120 [should be 121],123-129,, leaves, 31 cm. White and green paper. Good condition. Some moth damages and stains. Half-leather binding worn.
Commentary of Rabbi Moshe Alshich on the books of Iyov, Mishlei, Tehillim and Later Prophets, proofread by Rabbi Zvi Hirsh of Yanov.
1. Rommemut El, Commentary on Tehillim (Psalms). Yasnitz 1721.
2. Rav Pninim, Commentary on Mishlei (Proverbs). Yasnitz 1722.
3. Chelkat Hamechokek, Commentary on Iyov (Job). Yasnitz 1722.
4. Marot Hazovot, Commentary on the Later Prophets. Yasnitz 1720.
Decorated title-pages. The commentaries on Iyov, Mishlei and Tehillim are bound together; Later Prophets in a separate volume.
31.5-33 cm. Good condition. Moth damage. Stains. Signed list of owners.
1. Five Books of the Torah, Prophets and Scriptures in Ashkenaz language. Amsterdam 1676-1678. Additional title-page for Early Prophets. Translated into Yiddish by Rabbi Yekutiel Blitz. A few missing pages.
2. [Sefer Rabot], Midrash on Five Megillot, Matnot Kehuna. Frankfurt D'Oder 1693. Second volume of Sefer Rabot, engraving of Moshe and Aharon on the title page. See Winograd and Rosenfeld, record 56561. Inscription on last page.
3. Siftei Chachamim, commentary on Rashi on the Torah and Five Megillot, Rabbi Shabtai Bass. Frankfurt am-Main, 1712. First printing. Owner's signatures and ink-stamp from Rabbi Moshe Derman of Satmar. Elaborate modern leather binding with unique inner cover.
4. Torat Yoseph, Commentaries on Mesorat Hatorah by Rabbi Yoseph Yozel son-in-law of Rabbi Lemly Ulma Ginsburger. Wilhermsdorf 1725. Ancient signature on title page "Yaakov –".
Varying size and condition.
Tefilot Yisrael year-round siddur, with German translation. Budapest, 1838.
33 uncut paper sheets as they left the printing press. On sheet 25 - an additional title-page.
Hebrew and German in Hebrew letters.
33 sheets, 40.5 cm. Good condition. The outer margins and some of the inner margins are stained. Folded. Bibliographically unknown.
Grace Afer Meals and K'riat Shma recited before sleeping, with verses to purify one's thoughts. Budapest, 1843.
Folio uncut in printing press. Contains 16 pages in Hebrew and a little German in Hebrew letters.
 leaf, 41 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases.
Short version of Shnei Luchot Hab'rit with later edition, by Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz. Frankfurt am-Main, 1724. Includes: Prayers for weekdays and festivals with Pirkei Avot.
First 14 pages include Shacharit prayers, Rosh Hashana, prayers for the festivals and more.
16; 94 pages, 21 cm. fair condition. Stains. First and last pages worn and damaged. Worn semi-leather binding.
Beit El Siddur – Prayers for Throughout the Year. Includes Passover Haggada, Laws of Passover, and 10-year calendar for determining the Jewish holidays. Kobe, Japan, 1920. Spotnick Print.
Hebrew with Russian translation on opposite column. The commentaries, instructions and comments are only in Russian.
The additional title-page is in Cyrillic letters. On verso of title-page, there is a symbolic illustration of "the Wandering Jew".
24, 498, XVI pages. 19 cm. Good condition, stained by time and wear. The Haggada pages are torn and stained. Original binding, bearing Hebrew and Russian embossing.
Rare! The only Hebrew book ever printed in Kobe.
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.
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.
Seder Tefilah according to Sephardi custom, Livorno, 1799.
Siddur for week days, for Shabat and for Shelosha Regalim, with "Tikun Chanukah", blessings for candle lighting and reading of the Torah, verses for Purim, reading of the Torah; "Seder Hatavat Chalom", "Tefilat HaYam", "Seder Levaya me-Ha'ari La-Yotzeh La-Derech" and Selichot for the month of Elul through Yom Kippur.
Over verso of the title-page there is a Shiviti page with drawin of the Menorah and first verse of Lam'natzeach.
52, 52-136 leaves, 16.5 cm. Fair condition. A few leaves are detached. Leather binding, half worn and partly detached.
Rare! Record in Bibliography Institute CD was done according to this copy, from the collection of Dov HaCohen.
Sefer Machzor Hu Kerovot. Machzor according to Polish custom. Roedelhaeim, 1800-1805.
1. First volume , Polish custom, for first two days of Pesach. 1800.
2. Third volume, for Shavuot, 1805. (Third volume was not printed according to custom in Poland and the printer added instead the Ashkenazi Machzor for Shavuot, printed in 1805).
3. Eighths volume, according to Polish custom, for first two days of Sukkot. 1800. – Bound with unknown leaf preceding title-page with advertisement of Chaim Rahlim of Hamburg to purchase new Machzorim of Roedelheim in nine volumes.
19 cm. Good condition. Leather binding.
Tefilat Yisrael of all the year, precisely organized by Alexander Behr, with agreement of Rabbi Avraham Bing Av-Beit-Din the state of Würzburg. Munich, 1827.
Siddur according to WEstern Ashkenaz custom, with addition customary in Poland. Hebrew and German, on facing pages.
Relief before title-page. Title-pages in Hebrew and German. ,X-XXV,,516 pages, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Sidur based on the holy Arizal, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria. Konigsberg, [1765-1768].
"With the book Mishnat Gur Aryeh, which is the final edition of the book Ohr Hashnayim… written by myself… Aryeh Leib ben Mordechai Epstein, Prince of the Levi'im".
This sidur includes the Mincha and Ma'ariv prayers, the secret of eating and Grace after meals, k'ri'at shema and tikkun chatzot. Special title-page "This Small Composition".
Contains approbations by Rabbi Shalom ben Rabbi Elazar Rokeach, Rabbi Avigdor ben Rabbi Shmuel of Vilna, Rabbis of Lithuania, and other Rabbis.
5, , 56, ; , 16, 8, 25-31 leaves, 20.5 cm. Fair-poor condition. Many leaves have restored damage, causing text omissions. Many leaves are absent: 7 first leaves are absent and photocopied, the eighth page is partially missing, leaves 54-55 and the leaf after 56 are missing and photocopied; from the second count, the middle eight leaves as well as leaf 31 are missing.
Very rare, probably printed in parts and not printed fully.