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.