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CATALOG 120:

HEBREW BOOKS FROM
BEFORE 1920
An Assortment of Titles
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

BIBLE AND ANCIENT

2ND TEMPLE

RABBINICS

RAMBAM

AGGADA

MUSAR

KABALA

LITURGY

PIYYUTIM

HEBREW LITERATURE

HISTORY

CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM

LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR

SERMONS

WOMEN

AMERICANA

OTHER

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

1.                              Klausner, Joseph (Yosef Klozner). (תולדות הספרות העברית החדשה (תקמ״ה־תרע״ח. TOLDOT HA-SIFRUT HA-'IVRIT HA-HADASHAH (545-678). Yerushalayim: Ha-Shiloah, 1919. Cloth, Square 8vo, 100 pages. 22 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, Modern -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Includes bibliographic references. Klausner (1874-1958) "was an active Zionist and a fervent nationalist throughout his life, and his Zionist views color all his work. A delegate to the First Congress, he was greatly influenced by the political ideas of Herzl, although his cultural approach remained that of the Hovevei Zion and Ah ad Ha-Am. He attended nearly every subsequent Congress until the eleventh, contributing surveys on them to Ha-Shilo'a h. From 1930 he began to identify himself more and more with the policy of Jabotinsky and was regarded by the Revisionist Party, and later by its successor, Herut, as the ideologist of the movement. He edited the monthly Beitar (together with B. Netanyahu) from 1932-33 and came out vigorously, both in speech and in writing, in support of the ideals of the right-wing nationalists. In 1949 they put his name forward as their candidate for the first president of the State of Israel in opposition to Chaim Weizmann. " (Staff, EJ). Binding repaired, otherwise Good Condition. (heb-2-21a) (ID #21801) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

2.                              Klausner, Joseph. (תולדות הספרות העברית החדשה (תקמ״ה־תרע״ח. TOLDOT HA-SIFRUT HA-`IVRIT HA-HADASHAH (545-678). Jerusalem: Ha-Shiloah. 1919. Cloth. 8vo. 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism. Klausner (1874-1958) "was an active Zionist and a fervent nationalist throughout his life, and his Zionist views color all his work. A delegate to the First Congress, he was greatly influenced by the political ideas of Herzl, although his cultural approach remained that of the H ovevei Zion and Ah ad Ha-Am. He attended nearly every subsequent Congress until the eleventh, contributing surveys on them to Ha-Shilo'a h. From 1930 he began to identify himself more and more with the policy of Jabotinsky and was regarded by the Revisionist Party, and later by its successor, H erut, as the ideologist of the movement. He edited the monthly Beitar (together with B. Netanyahu) from 1932-33 and came out vigorously, both in speech and in writing, in support of the ideals of the right-wing nationalists. In 1949 they put his name forward as their candidate for the first president of the State of Israel in opposition to Chaim Weizmann. " (Staff, EJ) Hinges repaired, text in good condition. (HebLit-3-19) (ID #24494) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

3.                              Estori, Ha-Parhi and Zevi Hirsch Edelmann. כפתור ופרח: מדבר על דיני ארץ ישראל וירושלים. KAFTOR VA-FERAH: MEDABER AL DINEY ERES YISRAEL VI--YERUSHALAYIM. Berlin: Bi-Defus Y. Zittenfeld, 1852. Hardcover, 8vo, lxxii, 253 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. SUBJECT(S): Bodleian Library. Palestine -- Antiquities. Palestine -- Geography. Added title page in Latin: Caftor wa-pherach, liber in quo de ritibus Terram Sanctam spectantibus. Agitur; denuo edidit [etc. ]. Adjecit Hirsch Edelmann. Other Titles: Caftor wa-pherach. Edelmann (1805-1858) was a “Hebrew scholar, printer, and publisher. Edelmann, who was born in Svisloch, Belorussia, published books at Danzig, Koenigsberg, and London. In England, in particular, he carefully searched the libraries for Hebrew manuscript material. Edelmann published editions of hitherto unpublished medieval Hebrew literature such as Estori Ha-Parhi’s Kaftor va-Ferah…Edelmann lived in Berlin from 1852 and died in the ward for the insane in a Berlin hospital” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Stained pages. Wear to cover and binding. Hinge repair. Good condition. (Rab-44-9) (ID #24717) $125.00.

 

 

4.                              Friedberg, Bernhard. ספר מרגניתא שפירא: יכיל קורות ופעלות רבנו נתן שפירא. וקורות מטעיו המתיחסים אחר מטהו. SEFER MARGANITA SHAPIRA:. KOROT U-FO’OLOT RABENU NATAN SHPIRA ME-HORADNA. Drohobitsh: Bi-Defus A. H. Zupnik, 1899. Hardcover, 8vo, 16, pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Poland -- Biography. Jews -- Poland -- Biography. Shapira, Natan Ashkenazi ben Shimshon, ca. 1490-1577. Spira family. No collective title page; titles transcribed from individual title pages. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Marganita Shapira; Luhot zikaron. Lichot zikaron. Friedberg (1876-1961) was a “scholar and bibliographer. Friedberg was born in Cracow, and in 1900 moved to Frankfurt, where he worked for the publisher and bookseller Isaac Kauffmann. In 1904 he set up his own firm and by 1906 had published two catalogs; in the same year he and J. Saenger founded the publishing house of Saenger and Friedberg. In 1910 the partnership broke up, and Friedberg entered the diamond trade, moving to Antwerp. When the Nazis occupied Belgium, he lost his valuable library and all his papers. In 1946 he settled in Tel Aviv, continuing to deal in diamonds but with his heart in books and his bibliographical and genealogical research. Beginning in 1896, Friedberg published in Hebrew a number of biographies, e. G. on Joseph Caro, Shabbetai Kohen, and Nathan Spira; family histories, e. G. Schor, Landau, and Horowitz; and a study on the old Jewish cemetery of Cracow, Luhot Zikkaron. Friedberg's first bibliographical effort was a history of Hebrew printing in Cracow, Ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Cracow, followed by a similar study on Lublin, Le-Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Lublin. In 1932 he began publishing a series of works on the history of Hebrew printing, Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri; the series included volumes on Poland; on Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and the Orient; on Central Europe; and on Western Europe. His greatest achievement was his bibliographical lexicon Beit Eked Sefarim. Though Friedberg's works are not always accurate, they are indispensable bibliographical reference books” (Ben-Menahem in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (JTS, Harvard, UCLA, Princeton, Penn) Ex-library with bookplate. Hinge repair. Slight browning to edges of pages. Chipping to cover corners and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-18). (ID #24658) $100.00.

 

 

5.                              Piorka, Abraham Mordechai. ROIM HA-DEVARIM LE-MI SHE-OMRIM. Varshava [Warsaw]: Tip. I. O. Alapina, 1880. Hardcover, 49 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Biography. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Ruim gadvorim t. E. Kharakteristika Talmuda; Kharakteristika Talmuda. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Slight coloring to pages. Wear to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-2) (ID #24563) $65.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIBLE AND ANCIENT

 

 

Inscribed by Deinard to Jacob Neusner's mentor!

 

 

6.                              Raffalovich, Samuel. מטבעות היהודים: ספר כולל תלדות המטבעות בישראל. MATBEOT HA-YEHUDIM: SEFER KOLEL TOLDOT HA-MATBEOT BE-YISRAEL. Yerushalayim: Bi-Defus S. Tsukerman (Ephraim Deinard), 1913. Softcover, vi, 6, 199 pages, 35 plates, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Coins, Jewish. Other Titles: Coins of the Jews, history of Jewish coinage. Spine repaired and replaced. Facsimile cover mounted onto front endpaper, which was inscribed on the reverse by the publisher, Ephraim Deinard, to Benjamin Smith, the mentor of Jacob Neusner. Wear to the cover. Stained pages. First 3 pages, chippings in lower left corner. Last 10 pages have small chips in lower left corner. Otherwise in good condition. (k-rab-2-2) (ID #21601) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.                              חמשה חומשי תורה וחמש מגילות ובסןפו הפטרות לכל השנה כמנהג הקהילות. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH VE-HAMESH MEGILOT: UVE-SOFO HAFTAROT LE-KHOL HA-SHANAH KE-MINHAG HA-KEHILOT. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Bi-Dihernfurt: Bi-Defus Yehiel Mikhal Mai, 1790. Hardcover, 2 volumes, 152, 49 pages, 16mo, 14 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Haftarot -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1790. Bible. O. T. Five Scrolls. Hebrew. 1790. Haftarot. Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Onkelos. 1790. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Front cover missing. Wear and chipping to spine and back cover. Stained pages. Notes inside back cover. Chipping to top left corner of title page, slight text loss. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-37-20) (ID #24607) $250.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.                              חמשה חומשי תורה : עם נקודות וטעמים, נשלמו מקרוב מוגהים ונקיים מכל שגיאות. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: IM NEKUDOT U-TEAMIM, NISHLEMU MI-KAROV MUGAHIM U-NEKIYIM MI-KOL SHEGIOT. London: London Society, 1867. Hardcover, 258 pages, 12mo, 19cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Pentateuch -- Reading. Other Titles: Bible. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1867. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Missing back cover. Front cover loosely attached to binding. Hinge repair. Otherwise, good condition. (london 1-5) (ID #24155) $65.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.                              HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: LE-LAMED BENE YISRAEL KESET LI-KHETOV S.T. MI-MENAH TIKUN SOFRIM. VE-NIRSHAM BE-TSIDO HA-KERI VEHA-KHETIV VE-HAFSAKOT HA-PARSHIYOT U-MINYAN HA-PESUKIM. VOLUME 4 (ONLY, OF 5). Amsterdam : Bi-Defus Almanah. Ya`akob Propes Kats, 1796. Hardcover, Issued in 5 volumes, 8vo, 19 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1796.; Tikun sofrim. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Ohio State). Hinge repair. Yellow pages. Signed inside front cover. Wear to edges of cover and cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-34-4) (ID #21787) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.                          סדר תהלים: מסודר כפי ימי השבוע : והאומרם בכל יום מובטח לו שהוא בן העולם הבא. SEDER TEHILIM: MESUDAR KEFI YEME HA-SHAVU’A: VEHA-OMRAM BE-KHOL YOM MUVTAH LO SHE-HU BEN HA-‘OLAM HA-BA. Amsterdam, S. Prups, 1713. Softcover, 12mo, 128 leaves, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms. 1712 or 1713. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Penn). Added later outer cover. Stained pages. Browning to pages. Good condition. (Heb-22-2) (ID #26937) $350.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.                          ספר הישר: והוא ספר כולל כמה ספרים ומדרשי רז״ל על חמשה חומשי תורה וקצת ספר יהושע ושופטים. SEFER HA-YASHAR: VE-HU SEFER KOLEL KAMAH SEFARIM U-MIDRASHE RAZAL ‘AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH U-KETSAT SEFER YEHOSHUA ‘VE-SHOFTIM. Lemberg, 1840. Hardcover, 12mo, 92 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Midrash. Bible. Pentateuch -- Paraphrases, Hebrew. Front cover missing. Spine repair. First four pages out of order. Bumped corners and edges. Light staining on pages. Good condition. (Rab-48-6) (ID #26802) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.                          ספר מנחה חדשה: כולל ספרי תנ״ך עם תרגום אשכנזי ובאור. SEFER MINHAH HADASHAH: KOLEL KOL SIFRE TANAKH IM TARGUM ASHKENAZI U-VEUR. Wien: Gedrukt Bey Anton Shmid, 1809. Hardcover, 8vo, 1 of 2 volumes, 19.5 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Prophets -- Commentaries. The dates of publication in volume 2 are Yehezkel, 1807; Tre asar, 1809. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Gratz College). Spine and hinges repaired, Inscriptions in front and back cover. Wear to binding. Light staining of pages. Bumped corners and edges. (Spec-27-7) (ID #27065) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.                          Buber, Salomon. מדרש משלי: יצא עתה לאור עולם על פי כתב יד מאוצר הספרים בפאריז, קובץ 152: וע״י השואה עם שני כתבי יד אחרים: א) הגנוז ברומי בוואטיקאן קובץ 44: ב) שבאוצר הספרים בפארמא קובץ 616: וע״פ הוצאה הראשונה מקאנשטאנטינא משנת רע״ב. MIDRASH MISHLE: YATSA `ATAH LE-OR `OLAM `AL PI KETAV YAD ME-OTSAR HA-SEFARIM BE-PARIZ KOVETS 152: VE-`A.Y. HASHVAAH `IM SHENE KITVE YAD AHERIM: A) HA-GANUZ BE-ROMI BA-VATIKAN KOVETS 44: B) SHEBE-OTSAR HA-SEFARIM BE-PARMA KOVETS 616: VE-`A.P. HOTSAAH. HA-RISHONAH MI-KONSTANTINA MI-SHENAT 272. Vilna: Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom. , 1893. Cloth. 8vo. 112 pages. In Hebrew. Solomon Schecter's copy with his posthumous bookplate. SUBJECT(S): Midrash Proverbs - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Proverbs - commentaries. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Buber was a Galician scholar and editor born in 1827. He published his own commentaries on Midrashic works, and was shown to be a very systematic and exact editor. He also wrote biographies of scholars and edited other religious works. (Ginzberg & Brody, JE) Ex library. Pages tanned, some chipped, good condition. (RAB-20-4) (ID #21763) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.                          Eliezer, Of Beaugency; John W. Nutt. פירושי.על נביאים אחרונים : ישעיהו. PERUSHE `AL NEVIIM AHARONIM: YESHA`YAHU. London: Joseph Baer & Co. 1879. Paper wrappers. 12mo. 145, xxx pages. In Hebrew with English introduction. English title: Commentaries on the Later Prophets. I. Isaiah. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Isaiah - commentaries. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Eliezer was a twelfth century Biblical commentator in Northern France. Little is known for sure about his life, and only three of his commentaries have come down, though he is known to have written several more. He was an admirer of Rashi, and his ideas and language reflect Rashi's, as well as other earlier French exegetes such as Samuel ben Meir and Joseph Kara. (EJ, 2007) Back cover missing, back endpaper creased and torn, otherwise good condition. (RAB-21-34) (ID #21758) $75.00.

 

 

 

15.                          Gomperts, Aharon. ספר מגלה סוד: והוא ביאור לפירוש. רבי אברהם בן עזרא . על. קהלת, רות, שיר השירים, אסתר, איכה; ונסמך. מאמר המדע. SEFER MEGALEH SOD: VE-HU BEUR LE-FERUSH . RABI AVRAHAM BEN EZRA.AL. KOHELET, RUT, SHIR HA-SHIRIM, ESTER, EKHAH ; VE-NISMAKH. MAAMAR HA-MADA. Vilna: Bi-Defus B. Segal, 1836. Hardcover, 8vo, 31 leaves, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism and science -- Early works to 1800. Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir, 1092-1167. Bible. O. T. Five Scrolls -- Commentaries. Originally published: Hamburg: K. Y. Shpiring, 625 [1764 or 1765]. Other Titles: Megaleh sod; Maamar ha-mada. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, U of Texas, JTS, Hebrew Union). Ex-library. Chipping to edges of cover and peeling of cover. Signed by author. Hinge repair. Wear and tear to cover binding. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-2) (ID #26021) $225.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.                          Kartsonelyon, Yehudah Mosheh. ספר המבאר : מקומות שונים בכתבי הקדש על פי בקורת הענינים. SEFER HA-MEVA'ER: MEKOMOT SHONIM BE-KHITVE HA-KODESH 'AL PI BIKORET HA-'INYANIM. Warsaw: Y. Lebenzohn. 1871. Cloth. 8vo. 4 leaves, 326 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex library. Hinges repaired, spine torn, water stain in margins throughout, good- condition. (RAB-19-8) (ID #21715) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.                          Nahmias, Joseph Ben Joseph. פירוש מגלת אסתר. PERUSH MEGILAT ESTER. Krakow: Ts. D. Lindenboym. 1899. Hardcover. 8vo. 30 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Ester - commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, JTSA). Nahmias was a 14th century "biblical commentator in Toledo. Nahmias belonged to an ancient and distinguished Spanish family. Apart from the fact that he studied under Asher b. Jehiel, little is known of his life. His reputation rests upon his biblical commentary which apparently originally encompassed most of the Bible. The following parts have been published with introductions by M. A. Bamberger: Esther (1891), Proverbs (1912), and Jeremiah (1913). Bamberger also published Nahmias' commentaries to Avot (1907) and to the piyyut Attah Konanta (1909), on the order of the Temple service for the Day of Atonement. His commentary to the tractate Nedarim has been preserved in manuscript. Nahmias is also known to have translated many parts of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. " (EJ, 2007) Pages tanned and chipped, boards worn, good- condition. (RAB-21-8) (ID #21732) $50.00.

 

 

 

18.                          Algazi, Israel Jacob Ben Yom Tov. SEFER SHEMA YAAKOV. Livorno: Stamp. Di Gio. Vincenzo Falorni, Italy. 1783. Hardcover, 336 pages, 4to, 30 cm. In Hebrew. Algazi (1680–1756) was a “halakhic scholar and kabbalist, grandson of both (Nissim) Solomon Algazi and Joseph ? Azzan. Probably born in Smyrna, Algazi lived in Safed, and for a few years, prior to 1730, in Smyrna. He was a member of a closed circle of kabbalists headed by Jacob Vilna. Algazi copied and published Emdat Yamim (Smyrna, 1731–32), with many of his own glosses. By 1737 he was in Jerusalem and, a year later, dedicated ‘Neveh Shalom Berit Avraham, ’ a yeshivah founded there for him. Algazi became head of Bet El, a bet midrash for pietists, and was consequently known as ‘the pietist rabbi. ’ His was the first signature on the constitution of the kabbalistic group Ahavat Shalom. Algazi was appointed chief rabbi upon the death of his colleague, Isaac ha-Kohen (1755), but he died the following year. One of the most productive scholars of his time, he wrote many halakhic and homiletic works including Emet le-Ya'akov (Constantinople, 1764) on the laws of Torah scrolls; Ara de-Rabbanan (ibid. 1745), reprinted with Judah Ayyash's commentary; Afra de-Ara (Leghorn , 1783), a methodology for Talmud and codes; 'Ug ha-Are (Jerusalem, 1910; with addenda, 1927), on the laws of Purim; Ne'ot Ya'akov ( Smyrna, 1767); Kehillat Ya'akov (Salonika, 1786), a methodology; Shalmei Ibbur and Shalmei Agigah (Salonika, 1790), on the laws of prayer and blessings; sermons Part 1, Shema Ya'akov (Constantinople, 1745); and Part 2; She'erit Ya'akov (ibid. 1751). Some of his works still survive in manuscript form. J. D. Azulai, an acquaintance, condensed and completed Algazi's work, Emet le-Ya'akov, which he published under the title Le-David Emet (1786) ” (EJ, 2007) . SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Univ of Chicago). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear and chipping to edges of cover and binding. Wear to front and back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (BIB-13-11) (ID #24123) $400.00.

 

 

 

19.                          Arnheym, Hayim. SEFER BE-MIDBAR: REVI`I LE-HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH HUH HUMASH HA-PIKUDIM (VOL 4 OF 5 ONLY). Glogau: Prausnitz, 1841. Cloth, 104, 6 pages, 12mo. In Hebrew. Schr. Series: Torat Moshe . meturgam 'ashkenazit u-mevo'ar bi-mekomot ha-tserikhim be'ur me'et Hayim ha-LeviArnheym;; 4; Colophon: “Druck von B. L. Monasch in Krotoschin. ” Wear on cover and binding. Hinge Repair. Ex-library with minimal markings. Stained pages and cover. Inside front and back cover have notes in it, otherwise in good condition. (k-rab-2-3) (ID #21602) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.                          Ben-Volf, Aharon, and Joel Loewe. חמש מגילות:‏ ‏עם תרגום אשכנזי ובאור. HAMESH MEGILOT: IM TARGUM ASHKENAZI U-VEUR. Berlin: Bi-Defus Hevrat Hinukh Naarim, 1788. Hardcover, 120 pages, 8vo, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Five Scrolls -- Commentaries. Hebrew and Judeo-German, with commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Five Scrolls. Hebrew. 1788. Bible. O. T.; Five Scrolls.; Yiddish.; 1788. Contents: Megilat Kohelet. Loewe (1762-1802) was "a Hebrew writer, grammarian, and biblical exegete in the Moses Mendelssohn circle in Berlin. Born in Berlin, Loewe studied under Isaac Satanow and soon joined Mendelssohn's enlightenment movement. Together with Aharon Wolfsohn, he edited Ha-Me'assef, and was a frequent contributor to it. Mendelssohn helped him obtain a position as tutor in David Friedlaender 's household. In 1791, he was appointed principal of the Wilhelms-Schule in Breslau, serving in this capacity until his death. Loewe's major contribution is his introduction and commentary to Mendelssohn's German translation of Psalms, which includes a study on the structure and style of Hebrew poetry and on the history of ancient Jewish music. He wrote Ammudei Lashon, an attempt at a scientific grammar of biblical Hebrew of which only the first part was published. He took an active part in Mendelssohn's Bible translation project, writing, in addition to his work on Psalms, commentaries to Ecclesiastes, Jonah, and with Wolfsohn, the Song of Songs. Loewe was the first Haskalah writer to publish original epigrams in the style of the Book of Proverbs, and was the first to translate the Passover Haggadah into German" (Sandler in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Stanford, Cambridge). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear to cover and spine. Stained and some rough pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-8) (ID #24569) $225.00.

 

 

 

21.                          Carra De Vaux, Bernard, Baron,. JOSEPH SALVADOR ET JAMES DARMESTETER. Paris, Durlacher, 1900. Softcover, 26 pages, 12mo. In French. James Darmesteter (28 March 1849 – 19 October 1894) was a “French author, orientalist, and antiquarian. He was born of Jewish parents at Château Salins, in Alsace…. He was educated in Paris, where, under the guidance of Michel Bréal and Abel Bergaigne, he imbibed a love for Oriental studies, to which for a time he entirely devoted himself. In 1875 he published a thesis on the mythology of the Avesta, and in 1877 became teacher of Persian language at the École des Hautes Études. He continued his research with his Études iraniennes (1883), and ten years later published a complete translation of the Avesta and associated Zend (lit. ‘commentary’), with historical and philological commentary of his own (Zend Avesta, 3 vols. 1892-1893) in the Annales du Musée Guimet. He also edited the Avesta for Max Müller's Sacred Books of the East series (vols. 4 and 23) …. In 1885 he was appointed professor in the Collège de France, and was sent to India in 1886 on a mission to collect the popular songs of the Afghans, a translation of which, with a valuable essay on the Afghan language and literature, he published on his return. His impressions of English dominion in India were conveyed in Lettres sur l'Inde (1888). England interested him deeply; and his attachment to the gifted English writer, Agnes Mary Frances Robinson, whom he shortly afterwards married (and who in 1901 became the wife of Professor E. Duclaux, director of the Pasteur Institute at Paris), led him to translate her poems into French in 1888. Two years after his death a collection of excellent essays on English subjects was published in English. He also wrote Le Mahdi depuis les origines de l'Islam jusqu'a nos jours (1885); Les Origines de la poesie persane (1888); Prophètes d'Israel (1892), and other books on topics connected with the East, and from 1883 onwards drew up the annual reports of the Société Asiatique” (Wikipedia, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Salvador, Joseph. Darmesteter, James. Reprinted from: Revue des etudes juives, 1900. Yellow brown pages. Stained cover and pages. Chippings to edges of book. Otherwise, good condition. (mx-32-9) (ID #25589) $60.00.

 

 

 

22.                          Cordovero, Moses Ben Jacob. הזהר על התורה:. עם סתרי תורה ומדרש הנעלם עם פקודי אורייתא מרעייא מהימנא ותוספתא. והגהות מן מוהרח״ו ומן ר״מ קורדיוירו. והוספנו בזה חדשות פירוש מקדש מלך. HA-ZOHAR ‘AL HA-TORAH:. ‘IM SITRE TORAH U-MIDRASH HA-NE’LAM ‘IM PEKUDE ORAITA ME-RA’AYA MEHEMNA VE-TOSEFTA ‘AL . VE-HAGAHOT MIN MO. HA-R. H.V U-MIN R.M KORDIVIRO. VE-HOSAFNU BA-ZEH HADASHOT PERUSH MIKDASH MELEKH. (THREE VOLUME). Zolkva: Bi-Defus Shemu’el Pinhas Shtiller, 1862. Hardcover, 8vo, 3 volume, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Cordovero (1522–1570), was “the outstanding kabbalist in Safed before Isaac Luria. He was a disciple of Joseph Caro and of Solomon Alkabez, and a teacher of Isaac Luria. His first large systematic work is Pardes Rimmonim, which Cordovero completed by the age of 27. Ten years later he finished his second systematic book, the Elimah Rabbati, and also wrote a lengthy commentary on all the parts of the Zohar which has been preserved in manuscript in Modena. The doctrine of Cordovero is a summary and a development of the different trends in Kabbalah up to his time, and his whole work is a major attempt to synthesize and to construct a speculative kabbalistic system” (Ben-Shlomo in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Ex-library with usual markings. Complete 3 volume set. Bumped corners. Wear to binding. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to some pages. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-12-7) (ID #25427) $500.00.

 

 

 

 

 

23.                          Euchel, Isaac Abraham and Tsebi Spitz. משלי עם ביאור ותרגום אשכנז [לר׳ יצחק אייכל].גם פירש״י וספר מכלל יופי עם תוספות לקט שכחה אשר הוסיף. יעקב אבנדאנה [גם הקדמה ופירוש על כמה פסוקים המדפיס]. MISHLE: IM BE'UR VE-TIRGUM ASHKENAZI. [ME-ET ITSIK AYKHEL] GAM PERUSH RASHI VE-SEFER MIKHLAL YOFI'IM TOSEFET LEKET SHIKHEHAH ASHER HOSIF. YA'AKOV ABENDANAH [GAM HAKDAMAH U-FERUSH 'AL KAMAH PESUKIM MIN HA-MADPIS.]. Offenbach: Bi-Defus Tsevi Hirsh U-Veno Avraham Shpits. Germany, 1804. Hardcover, 24, 284 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Proverbs -- Commentaries. Text in Hebrew and Judeo-German; commentaries in Hebrew. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Proverbs. Hebrew. 1804. Bible. O. T. Proverbs. Yiddish. 1804. Euchel (1756-1804) was a "Hebrew author, Bible commentator, and one of the leaders of the Haskalah in Germany. Born in Copenhagen, Euchel, having received a traditional education, moved in 1773 to Koenigsberg, where he earned his living as a tutor in the home of the wealthy Friedlaender family. In 1781 he attended Kant's lectures at the University of Koenigsberg. He was recommended for a lectureship in Hebrew at the university but was rejected because he was Jewish. In 1787, Euchel moved to Berlin, where he managed the printing press of the Juedische Freischule. Later he worked as a bookkeeper for a commercial firm. Euchel's literary and communal activity began in 1782 (in Koenigsberg) with the publication of his pamphlet Sefat Emet, in which he called for the establishment of a school in Koenigsberg, based on the principles of the Enlightenment. In 1782 he was one of the founders of Hevrat Doreshei Leshon Ever (The Society of Advocates of the Hebrew Language), which started to publish Ha-Me'assef, and, with Menahem Mendel Breslau, published Nahal ha-Besor, the prospectus of Ha-Me'assef. He served as one of the editors of Ha-Me'assef as long as he was in Koenigsberg. He also prepared a free translation of the prayer book into German and wrote a commentary on Proverbs, with a German translation in Hebrew characters. In addition, he is credited with the authorship of Iggerot Meshullam Ben Uriyyah ha-Eshtemo'i which started to appear in Ha-Me'assef in the autumn of 1789, and which seemed in some respects to imitate Montesquieu's Persian Letters. In 1797 he published in Breslau a pamphlet entitled Ist nach dem juedischen Gesetze das Uebernachten der Todten wirklieh verboten? To combat the influence of the Orthodox, Euchel wrote (about 1792) a satirical comedy in colloquial Yiddish, called Reb Henekh, Oder Vos Tut Men Damit. The play, sharply satirical, especially in the portrayal of the Orthodox, reflects the relations between Jews and non-Jews in Prussia during the period of the struggle for emancipation" (Elkoshi in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to cover and binding. Stained pages. Light chipping to edges of cover and spine. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-11) (ID #24572) $165.00.

 

 

 

24.                          Hefets, Mosheh. SEFER MELEKHET MAHASHEVET: ‘AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH. Venetsi’ah, 1709. Hardcover, 8vo, 212 pages, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Includes index. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Writing in front and back cover. Wear to binding. Yellowing of pages. Bumped edges. Good condition. (Heb-29-7) (ID #26963) $425.00.

 

25.                          Heller, Nahman. דניאל ועזרא: עם תרגום עברי לפרשיות הארמיות. DANIYEL VE-‘EZRA: IM TARGUM ‘IVRI LA-PARSHIYOT HA-ARAMIYOT. New York, 1905. Original Hardcover, 136 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT(S); Bible. O. T. Daniel -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Ezra -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Daniel. Aramaic. 1905.; Bible.; O. T. ; Ezra.; Aramaic.; 1905.; Bible.; O. T.; Daniel.; Hebrew.; 1905.; Bible. ; O. T.; Ezra.; Hebrew.; 1905. Reference to President (Theodore) Roosevelt in Approbations. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Chipping to cover corners and edges. Wear to outer cover and cover binding. Wear to inner cover section. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-7) (ID #26942) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26.                          Issachar Berman Ben Naphtali Ha-Kohen. ספר מדרש רבות: על חמש מגלות, עם פרש מתנות כהנה ומראה מקומות . SEFER MIDRASH RABOT: ‘AL HAMESH MEGILOT, ‘IM PERUSH MATNOT KEHUNAH U-MAR’EH MEKOMOT. Leipzig: A. Wienbrack, 1865. Hardcover, 8vo, 223 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Midrash rabbah -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Midrash rabbah. Five scrolls. 1865. Midrash rabot. Matnot kehunah. Ha-Kohen (16th Century) was a “commentator on the Midrash. He was born in Sczebrzeszyn, Poland, where he died. The statement in the Kore ha-Dorot that he died in Palestine and was buried in Hebron is incorrect. Issachar studied under Moses Isserles. In 1584 he completed the final recension of his Mattenot Kehunnah on the Midrash Rabbah. In this commentary, the author made a great effort to correct the text "for the mistakes and errors of the copyists are very many". He collated numerous manuscripts of the Midrash and the Jerusalem Talmud; "I ordered the printers not to repeat the previous mistakes in the new book" (commentary to Five Scrolls, first edition, Cracow, 1587–88) and endeavored to arrive at the plain meaning of the Midrash. He looked for persons proficient in foreign languages such as Latin and Arabic to explain foreign words and reveals a knowledge of medicine and astronomy. He was eager to "fit the commentary to the words of the Midrash so that the explanation should correspond to the intention of the saying". As a result of its brevity and clarity the Mattenot Kehunnah achieved considerable popularity and is included in almost every edition of the Midrash. Issachar is also the author of Mareh Kohen, an index to the subjects and biblical quotations in the Zohar. The first part was translated into Latin by Christian Knorr von Rosenroth and published in part 2 of his Cabbala Denudata” (Kupfer in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Penn). Ex-library. Brittle pages. Hinge repair. Notes inside first page. Browning to pages. Some stained pages. Chipped cover corners and spine. Light staining and wear to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-20). (ID #24660) $50.00.

 

 

27.                          Jacob Ben Zvi Hirsh, Of Mir. SEFER ATERET TSEVI: LE-HAVIN DIVRE RASHI AL NEVIIM U-KHETUVIM. Vilna: M. Man Ve S. Zimel, 1834. Hardcover, 8vo, 41 leaves. In Hebrew. Romanized record. OCLC list only one copy worldwide (UCLA, ). In paperback cover. Stained pages. Hinge and binding repair. Lightwear to edges. Good condition. (Heb-18-7) (ID #26732) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28.                          Katz, David, Of Krotoszyn. פעמוני זהב. PAAMONE ZAHAV. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben Leyb B. B. 1769. Hardcover, 8vo, 164 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Homiletics based on the first book of Psalms. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to spine. Wear to binding. Bumped cover and page corners. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-12) (ID #27069) $300.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29.                          Kovetski, Yehi’el. ספר גורל גדליהו; ספר תורת גדליהו. SEFER GORAL GEDALYAHU; SEFER TORAT GEDALYAHU. New York: Bi-Defus H. Lampert, 1914. Hardcover, 8vo, 54, 38, 47 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. In Goldman. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Fragile front and back pages. Wear and light chipping to edges of cover. Bumped and chipped cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Spec-9-12) (ID #25495) $65.00.

 

 

 

30.                          Landa, Yishaq Eliyyahu. MEKILTA: IM BEUR BERURE HAM-MIDDOT LE-VAER DIVREHEM WE-AL MASUY HAM-MIDDOT LE-HAVIN MELISAT HAM-MIQRA. Wilna: Bi-Defus Menahem Man We-Simha Zaimel, 1844. Hardover, 12mo, 136 pages. In Hebrew. Parallelt: Mechilta. Transliteration variant: MKYLT. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin, ULB Sachsen Anhalt, Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam) Spine repair. Minor staining to pages. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-19-2) (ID #26750) $175.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31.                          Landau, Moshe. SEFER YEHOSHUA, SEFER SHOFTIM. Prague, 1833. Hardcover, 8vo, 8, 73, 4, 75 leaves. Introduction to the book of Yehoshua from Meir Wolf. Introduction to Sefer Shoftim from Moshe Landau. Hinge & spine repair. Some stained pages. Wear to cover edges and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-1) (ID #27387) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32.                          Malbim, Meir Loeb Ben Jehiel Michael. אסתר: עם תרגום אשכנזי [באותיות מרובעות]: ונלוה עליו באור חדש. ESTER: IM TARGUM ASHKENAZI: VE-NILVEH ALAV BEUR HADASH. Bresloi: Bi-Defus Hirsh Zultsbakh, 1845. Later cloth, 12mo, 14, 108 pages. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Esther. Hebrew. 1845. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union, Bar Ilan, Nat Libr of Israel) , only 1 in the US. Wear and staining to pages. Wear to cover binding. Chipping to cover edges. Wear to outer cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-12). (ID #26927) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33.                          Menachem Ben Salomo, and Salomon Buber. MIDRASH SEKHEL TOV: AL SEFER BE-RESHIT U-SHEMOT. Berlin : Bi-Defus Ts. H. B. R. Y. Ittskovski, 1900. Hardcover, 336, 344 pages, 4to, 26 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Title on added title page: Sechel tob. "Yotse atah paam rishonah le-or olam a. Pi shene kitve yad yehidim ba-olam, me-otsar ha-sefarim be-Oksford kovets 165 ve-kovets 166." Other titles: Sechel Tob; Sekhel tov. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Ex-library with usual markings. Browning pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-14). (ID #24168) $60.00.

 

 

 

 

34.                          Michael, Alexander. HA-LEKAH VEHA-PITARON SHEL PARASHAH 53 BE-SEFER YESHAYAHU HA-NAVI, NIDRASH ‘AL YEDE HA-MOREH ALEXANDER MICHAEL. London, 1876. Hardcover, 38 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Messiah -- Prophecies. Bible. O. T. Isaiah LIII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (UCLA). Water stain and damage to front cover. Some stained pages. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. Rare. (Heb-13-9) (ID #25801) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35.                          Mordechai Binat, Shlomo Ager. MEHILCHOT RAV ALPHAS. HELEK SHLISHI (only). Vilna, 1865. Hardcover, 4to, 308, 242 pages. Ex-library. Stained pages. Wear to binding. Writing on title page. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-2) (ID #26808) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36.                          Mosheh Ben Gershon and Jacob Ben Joseph Ben Jawb. תהלים: עם ספר משפט צדק. [PSALMS]TEHILIM: ‘IM SEFER MISHPAT TSEDEK. Wien: Nidpas A. Y. Meshulam Hiller Mi-Tshernovitts, 1856. Hardcover, half leather, 8vo, 187 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Prayers for various occasions at beginning of volume. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1856.; Mishpat tsedek; Naveh tehilah. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NYPL). Stained pages. Wear to cover binding. Bumped corners. Repair to title page. Wear to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-1) (ID #26936) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37.                          Pinhas Ben Azriel, Ha-Levi, Mi-K. K. Amsterdam. ספר נחלת עזריאל: על מסכתות השייכים לטור יורה דעה. עם הקדמה. נקרא. פרפראות לחכמה. SEFER NAHALAT AZRIEL: AL MASEKHTOT HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-TUR YOREH DEAH. IM HAKDAMAH. NIKRA. PARPERAOT LE-HOKHMAH. Horodno: Bi-Defus Simhah Zimel Ben Menahem Nahum, 1816. Hardcover, large 4to, 120 leaves, 36 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Commentary on Pentateuch. Commentary on tractates. SUBJECT(S): Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Yoreh de’ah -- Commentaries. 1817, printing date. Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries, Homiletical. Printed partly on blue paper. Many folios wrongly marked. Includes index. Printed in double columns. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Parpera’ot le-h’okhmah. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (YU, Spertus, UCLA, JTS). Spertus keeps their copy in their Katzin Rare Book Collection. Front and back cover torn. Stained pages. Title and front page, ripped and some notes. Edges worn. Ex-library. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-1) (ID #25484) $325.00.

 

 

 

38.                          Reggio, Isaacus (Yitshak Shemu’el Regyo). ספר תורת האלהים: .כולל חמשה חמשי תורה: מתורגמים איטלקית ומבוארים ביאור חדש כפי פשטי הכתובים וכללי הלשון. SEFER TORAT HA-ELOHIM: KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: METURGAMIM ITALKIT U-MEVO’ARIM BE’UR HADASH. LEGGE DI DIO, OSSIA IL PENTATEUCO. TRADOTTA IN LINGUA ITALIANA. VOL 5: DEVARIM/DEUTERONIMO ONLY (OF 5). Vin (Vienna): Be-vet A. Shtrois/Strauss. 1821. Half-leather, 12mo, 172 leaves, [3 leaves]. 1 volume of 5 only; 19 cm. In Hebrew & Italian. Reggio (1784-1855) was “one of the founders of the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano. He published an Italian translation of the Pentateuch, with a Hebrew commentary (Vienna, 1821), and wrote Ma'amar Torah min ha-Shamayim ("The Torah as Divinely Revealed," Vienna, 1818) to prove the divine authority of the Pentateuch. Among his other biblical works are a poetic version in Italian of the Book of Isaiah (Udine, 1831); a Hebrew introduction to the Scroll of Esther (Vienna, 1841); and Italian translations of the books of Joshua, Ruth, and Lamentations, and of Pirkei Avot. In Ha-Torah ve-ha-Filosfyah (Vienna, 1827), written under the influence of Mendelssohn, Reggio tried to show that reason and philosophy were compatible with the Torah. His Iggerot Yashar (1834–36) are exegetic, historical, and philosophical notes in the form of letters to friends. He also edited some of the writings of Leone di Modena and wrote Behinat ha-Kabbalah (Gorizia, 1852). Reggio published other works on Kabbalah and philosophy in Bikkurei ha-Ittim ha-Hadashim under the pseudonym Iashar. His autobiography, Mazkeret Yashar, appeared in Vienna (1849). His Hebrew correspondence with S.D. Luzzatto was collected by V. Castiglione (1902); it shows their mutual esteem and friendship. Reggio also wrote some halakhic and pedagogical works, one of which appeared in English: A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth (London, 1855). His views on Judaism did not always conform to tradition and led to polemics with German rabbis as well as his own father, Abraham Reggio.” (Rabello in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1821.; Bible.; O. T.; Pentateuch.; Italian. ; 1821. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide, some incomplete. Lacks final leaf of index, substantial tears to Hebrew title page with some loss of text, heavy wear to boards, but solid, Good- condition. (IT-7-1) (ID #21595) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

39.                          Rozenboim, Avraham Ben Yehudah Litsh. ספר שושנת אברהם: והוא כולל שלשה ספרים. SEFER SHOSHANAT AVRAHAM: VE-HU KOLEL SHELOSHAH SEFARIM. Presburg, 1877. Hardcover, 4to, 1 volume, 12, 84, 19 leaves, various pagings, 30 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Sefer Ohel Le’ah -- Sefer Me’ir ‘Enayim -- Sefer ‘Ateret Ester. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Exodus -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Leviticus -- Commentaries. Includes indexes. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Princeton, Stanford, Manchester ) . Hinge repair. Stained pages. Crease marks. Chipping to title page. Tape repair to title page. Wear to edges of cover and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-9) (ID #24649) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40.                          Sharpe, Samuel. HEBREW INSCRIPTIONS, FROM THE VALLEYS BETWEEN EGYPT AND MOUNT SINAI, IN THEIR ORIGINAL CHARACTERS, WITH TRANSLATIONS AND AN ALPHABET. London: John Russell Smith, 1875. Hardcover, 8vo, vii, 108 pages, 20 plates, illustrations, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Inscriptions -- Egypt -- Sinai. Inscriptions, Nabataean. On spine: Sinaitic inscriptions. Includes indexes. Wear to spine. Pencil markings on some pages. Wear to binding. Light yellowing of pages. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-14-2) (ID #25810) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41.                          Yaakov Ben Yehudah Yidl, Mi-Desa. ספר חדות יעקב:‏ ‏חדושים ‏. SEFER HEDVAT YAAKOV: HIDUSHIM. Berlin, 1775. Later wrappers, 12mo, 56 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. With: Sefer poel tsedek. Shabbetai ben Meir, ha-Kohen. Amsterdam: be-vet uvi-defus ha-meshutafim Hirts Levi Rofe va-hatano Kashman, 516 [1755 or 1756]. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (University of Pennsylvania) . Chipped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-8) (ID #27066) $300.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42.                          Yitshak Ben Nisan Ben Shemu’el Ne’eman. ספר קהלת יצחק על התורה : בו חדושים יקרים, דברים מאירים. SEFER KOHELET YITSHAK: 'AL HA-TORAH. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Re'em, 1897. Hardcover, 8vo, 224 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Festival-day sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – Sermons. Other Titles: Sefer kehilat Yitshak ‘al h-Torah. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, JTS, YU). Hinge repair. Browning to edges of pages. Some stained pages. Notes on inner title page. Chipping and wear to edges of cover and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-19) (ID #24659) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43.                          Zabludowski, Jehiel Michael Ben Hayyim. משען מים= משען מים: קונטרס יכלכל אספת כללים לדעת דרכי ותהלוכות חו״ל בדרושי האגדות בש״ס ובמדרשים. MISH’AN MAYIM . MISHAN MAIM: KUNTRES YEKHALKEL ASUPAT KELALIM LE-DA’AT DARKHE VE-TAHALUKHOT HAZAL BE-DERUSHE HA-AGADOT BE-SHAS UVE-MIDRASHIM. Vilna: Bi-Defus Fain Ve-Rozenkrants, 1868. Softcover, 8vo, 83 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Title Subject: Midrash -- Language, style. Talmud -- Hermeneutics. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Tears to cover. Lighting staining to some pages. Bumped corners. Good condition. (Heb-12-4) (ID #25424) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

44.                     Puah, Shmuel  [HUMASH] SEFER IM HAFTAROTH KOL HASHANA K’FI MINHAG KOL….PARSHA V’PARSHA…BSEFER HAZEH (5 VOLUMES). Pisa, bi-defus Gad ben Shemuel Foah, 1795. Hardcover, 12mo, 76, 74, 49, 64, 64 leaves. 17 cm. In Hebrew. 5 books of the Torah, each bound individually in matching early 19th Century decorated boards. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (JTS). Library stamp, some light wear, good+ condition. Attractive. (Hasid-6-13) $575.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2ND TEMPLE

 

45.                          Bader, Gershom. חלקת מחוקק: תולדות המחוקק הנוצרי HELKAT MEHOKEK:.TOLDOT HA-MEHOKEK HA-NOTSRI. Cracow, 1891. Softcover, 8vo, 24 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. Felix Adler’s copy with stamp, chief rabbi of the UK. SUBJECT(S): Jesus Christ -- Biography. Edition: Hotsa’ah 2. Bader (1868-1953) was a “Hebrew and Yiddish journalist and writer. Bader, who was born in Cracow, taught there after attending rabbinical seminaries outside Galicia. From 1893 until 1912 he lived in Lvov, where in 1904 he founded the first Yiddish daily in Galicia, the Togblat and contributed regularly to Ha-Maggid and other Hebrew papers. From 1896 to 1912 he published and edited the Yidisher Folkskalender, a popular Galician literary almanac. He translated Genesis into Polish and published Hebrew language textbooks. His anthologies, Leket Perahim and Zer Perahim, helped to popularize Hebrew literature and in 1896 he edited the fifth volume of the literary miscellany Ozar ha-Sifrut. From 1896 to 1912 he produced the Lukhes annuals in Yiddish, and from 1903–04 a parallel Hebrew annual miscellany, Hermon. In 1912 Bader settled in New York, where he contributed to the Togblat and the Jewish Morning Journal. Of his Yiddish plays, the most successful was Dem Rebens Nign ("The Rabbi's Melody"), produced in 1919. His writings include: Helkat Mehokek, a life of Jesus; Medinah va-Hakhameha, a lexicon of Galician Jewish cultural figures; and Mafte'ah le-Rashei Tevot…, a dictionary of talmudic abbreviations; Jewish Spiritual Heroes; and his memoirs, Mayne Zikhroynes” (Kressel in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, Hebrew Union, Gratz). Hinge repair. Stained pages. Browning of pages. Chipping to edges of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-38-4) (ID #24613) $40.00.

 

 

 

 

RABBINICS

 

46.                          Reggio, Isaacus. משכרת י׳׳ש׳׳ר: תשורה לאוהיו. MAZKERET YASHAR: TESHURAH LE-OHAVAV. Vienna: Gedruckt Bei Franz Edlen Von Schmid, Austria; Vienna, 1849. Cloth, 46 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. Reggio (1784-1855) was “one of the founders of the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano. He published an Italian translation of the Pentateuch, with a Hebrew commentary (Vienna, 1821), and wrote Ma'amar Torah min ha-Shamayim ("The Torah as Divinely Revealed, " Vienna, 1818) to prove the divine authority of the Pentateuch. Among his other biblical works are a poetic version in Italian of the Book of Isaiah (Udine, 1831); a Hebrew introduction to the Scroll of Esther (Vienna, 1841); and Italian translations of the books of Joshua, Ruth, and Lamentations, and of Pirkei Avot. In Ha-Torah ve-ha-Filosfyah (Vienna, 1827), written under the influence of Mendelssohn, Reggio tried to show that reason and philosophy were compatible with the Torah. His Iggerot Yashar (1834–36) are exegetic, historical, and philosophical notes in the form of letters to friends. He also edited some of the writings of Leone di Modena and wrote Behinat ha-Kabbalah (Gorizia, 1852). Reggio published other works on Kabbalah and philosophy in Bikkurei ha-Ittim ha-Hadashim under the pseudonym Iashar. His autobiography, Mazkeret Yashar, appeared in Vienna (1849). His Hebrew correspondence with S. D. Luzzatto was collected by V. Castiglione (1902); it shows their mutual esteem and friendship. Reggio also wrote some halakhic and pedagogical works, one of which appeared in English: A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth (London, 1855). His views on Judaism did not always conform to tradition and led to polemics with German rabbis as well as his own father, Abraham Reggio. ” (Rabello in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Reggio, Isaacus. Wear on cover and binding. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Bookplate. Otherwise good condition. (k-rab-2-13) (ID #21612) $150.00.

 

 

 

47.                          MASECHETH AVOTH. Jerusalem, 1913. Hardcover, 102 leaves, 8vo. With the commentary by Elijah Sarahsohn, Maggid of Lomza and Suvalk, and later, Jerusalem. Revised by Chaim Michal Michlin. Second edition. Contains many approbations of important Rabbinic leaders including: Rabbis Jacob Ettlinger, Yitzchak Elchanan of Kovno, Israel Salanter, etc. Published by the author's grandson Yecheskel Sarahsohn of New York. Browned pages. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear to cover and binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-30) (ID #24299) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48.                          PESACHIM. TALMUD BAVLI. Kapost, 1811. Hardcover, Folio, 126, 42, 17, 28, 46 leaves. Included in book are editions of Pesachim, Beitza, Moed Katan, Chagiga. Ex-library. Wear to edges of cover and binding. Bumped and chipped cover corners. Stained pages. Some chipped pages and some marginal worming. Title page and first 2 leaves torn with substantial text loss. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-6) (ID #26812) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49.                          Aschkenazi, Eli`ezer. טעם זקנים: קבוץ חבורים. בעניני החכמה ןהאמונה והמדע. TA`AM ZEKENIM: KOVETS HIBURIM U-KETUVIM VE-SHIRIM BE `INYENE HA-HOKHMAH VEHA-EMUNAH VEHA-MADA. Frankfurt Am Main:i. Kauffman, 1854. Cloth, 12mo, 78 pages, xii p; 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature. Geonic literature. Very Good Condition. Some wear on the binding, staining on some pages. Title Page has slight tear in top corner. (k-rab-1-3) (ID #21654) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50.                          Brill, Yehiel, David Maroka Martika and Yosef Zabara. חוברת יין לבנון: שלשה ספרים נפתחים. HOVERET YEN LEVANON: SHELOSHAH SEFARIM NIFTAHIM. JEN LIBANON: 3 MANUSCRITS INEDTIS. Paris: J. Bril, 1866. Cloth hardcover, 21, 24, 40 pages, illustrated, 8vo, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Solomon Schechter's copy with posthumous bookplate and his notes on some pages. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Rosh ha-Shanah -- Commentaries. Contains Zekhut adam by David Maroka Martika and Sefer Sha'shu'im by Yosef Zabara. Cover title: Sefer Yen Levanon. Other Titles: Yen Levanon.; Sefer Yen Levanon.; Jen Libanon. Brill (1836-1886) was " a pioneer of the Hebrew press in Palestine. Brill left his native Russia in the late 1850s, and after much wandering went to Erez Israel. He married the daughter of Jacob Saphir, and settled in Jerusalem from where he sent reports to Hebrew newspapers in the Diaspora. Together with Joel Moses Salomon and Michael Cohen he established Jerusalem's second Hebrew printing press, and began publishing the monthly Ha-Levanon, the first Hebrew periodical to appear in Palestine. A year later the publication was suspended and Brill went to Paris. There he revived his paper in 1865, first as a biweekly and later as a weekly. After the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) he moved to Mainz, where he established a Hebrew printing press and published Ha-Levanon as a Hebrew supplement to Der Israelit, the Orthodox German weekly. Ha-Levanon supported the halukkah and the Jerusalem rabbis. A staunch defender of religious tradition, Brill also pleaded the cause of settlement in Erez Israel along the lines attempted by members of the old yishuv, outside the Jerusalem walls, and in Petah Tikvah. After the Russian pogroms of 1881 and the rise of Hibbat Zion, Brill returned to Erez Israel at the head of a small group of Jewish farmers from Belorussia who settled in Mazkeret Batyah (Ekron). However, he became embroiled in an argument concerning the policy of the agricultural school, Mikveh Israel, and with other settlers and left the country disillusioned. In 1884 he settled in London and began publishing the short-lived Yiddish weekly, Ha-Shulamit. Shortly before his death he revived Ha-Levanon in London, but only 11 issues appeared" (Kressel and Elkoshi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Univ of Leeds). Ex-library. Water stain throughout book. Hinge repair. Staining to front and back cover. Chipping to edges of cover corners and binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-22) (ID #24559) $175.00.

 

 

51.                          Isaiah Ben Mali; Di Trani, Coronel, Nahman Nathan. בית נתן : שנוי נוסחאות במסכת ברכות מתלמוד בבלי. BET NATAN: SHINUI NUSHAOT BE-MASEKHET BERAKHOT MI-TALMUD BAVLI UVE-SOFO PISKE YESHAYAH MI-TRANI HA-RISHON. Vienna: Gedruckt Bei A. Della Torre, Austria; Vienna, 1854. Cloth, 8vo, 56 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Berakhot -- Criticism, Textual. Added Title Page: Beth Nathan; sive, Lectiones varias tractatus Berachoth.et decisiones Jesaiae di Trani. Good Condition. Some wear and tear on the cover. Stained pages. (k-rab-1-5) (ID #21656) $110.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52.                          Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. SEFER AVKAT ROKHEL: BO LIKET VE-KIBETS SHEELOT. BE-DINE MAMONOT, VE-ISUR VE-HETER, U-TESHUVOTAV. Laiptsig (Leipzig): Y. Fishel, 1859. 208 leaves; 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa – 1040-1600. Note(s): "Nidpas be-faam ha-rishon be-k. K. Saloniki [551, 1791 or 1792], ve-atah nidpas me-hadash shenit. Uve-seder naeh. Beve-hagahah meduket." OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Stanford, JTS, Yale, NYU Law, YU, Cambridge) . Solomon Grayzel's copy with bookplate. Inscription on front page. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Wear to edges and corners of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-34-5) (ID #21788) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53.                          Lowe, W. H. ספר שאל נא לדר רישון : כולל מעט מזער מחקר אבות התלמוד אשר בבבל בדברי תורת שמה על מצות הפסח כפי אשר נמצא בכתב יד ישן נושן בעקר הספרים אשר למדרש החכמה בקאנטאבריגיא. THE FRAGMENT OF TALMUD BABLI PESACHIM OF THE NINTH OR TENTH CENTURY, IN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, CAMBRIDGE. Cambridge, Deighton, Bell, 1879. Later paper wrappers, 4to, xi, 100, 8 pages, facsims. 33 cm. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Pesahim. Added title page in Hebrew. Chipping to edges and corners of pages. Hebrew title pages ripped, text loss. Light yellowing to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-16) (ID #26951) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54.        Samuel Ben Moses Of Lissa. SEFER ZEVACH SHEMU'EL. Neuhof Boy [Bei] Warschau, Druckerey Judischer Bucher Von Johann Anthon Kruger, 1791. Hardcover, 64, 102 pages, 8vo, 22cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Dietary laws. Concerning the laws of Shechitah and Bedikah. Gedrukt in der Koenigl. Und der Republique privilegirton Druckerey judischer Bucher von Johann Anthon Kruger. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Nat Lib of Australia). Ex-library. Hand notes and signatures on first page. Repairs to edges of title page leaf, with some text loss on reverse (i. E. Page 1). Wear to edges, browning of pages. Stained pages. Bumped cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-35-5) (ID #24566) $300.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55.                          Steinberg, Judah. שפת התלמוד ודקדוקה : ספר למוד לשפת התלמוד ודרכי סגנןניה המיוחדים. SEFAT HA-TALMUD VE-DIKDUKAH: SEFER LIMUD LI-SEFAT HA-TALMUD VE-DARKHE SIGNONEHA HA-MEYUHADIM. Varshah: Ha-Or, 1909. Cloth. 8vo. 128 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. "Born into a hasidic family in Lipkany (Bessarabia), Steinberg became attracted to Haskalah and taught himself Russian, science, and mathematics. His first book, Niv Sefatayim, a writing manual, was unsuccessful, and Steinberg himself burned many copies of the book. His book of proverbs, Ba-Ir u-va-Ya'ar, was warmly received as was Sihot Yeladim, a children's story book. In 1897 Steinberg became a teacher in Leovo. His failing health forced him to give up teaching and in 1905 he went to Odessa and there served briefly as the correspondent of the New York Yiddish daily Di Warheit. Steinberg wrote many stories, which he published in Hebrew and Yiddish journals, and several textbooks. His children's stories were drawn from contemporary society and written in a simple style which combined biblical, mishnaic, and midrashic Hebrew. His heroes are Jews of all types depicted in romantic fashion with all their faults and virtues. Many of his stories deal with the Hebrew teachers of his time and their attitude toward their students. His attempts to write longer stories, "Av u-Veno" and "Dr. Orlov, " were unsuccessful. Steinberg's hasidic stories reflect the positive romantic attitude of Hebrew writers to Hasidism which in his day began to replace the critical view held by earlier modern Hebrew authors. He does not write about the great figures of Hasidism or about the movement's central problems, but concentrates on the simple, humble hasid, in all his innocence and optimism. " (EJ, 2007) Tanned, boards warped, water stains, good- condition. (HebLit-3-29) (ID #24504) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

56.                          Warnheim, W. קבוצת חכמים: כולל דברי מדע פרי. חכמים שונים. KEVUTSAT HAKHAMIM: KOLEL DIVRE MADA` PERI. HAKHAMIM SHONIM. WISSENSCHAFTLICHE AUFSÄTZE. Vienna: Gedruckt Bei Adalbert Della Torre. 1860. Cloth. 12mo. 118 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud - study and teaching. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Covers worn, endpapers and title page tanned and chipped, water stain in bottom corner throughout, good- condition. (HebLit-5-2) (ID #24507) $40.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57.                          Aboab, Isaac; R. J. Fürstenthal; Ben-Zion Behrend. MENORATH HAMMAOR: LICHT VERBREITENDER LEUCHTER. EINE MORALISCHE-RELIGIÖSE UND ERBAULICHE LEKTÜRE FÜR JUNG UND ALT. HEBRÄISCH VERFASST VON ISAAC ABOAB, UND INS DEUTSCHE ÜBERSETZT, BEGONNEN VON R.J. FÜRSTENTHAL, FORTGESETZT VON BENZION BEHREND,. ZWEITER THEIL. Volume 2 of 3 only. Krotoschin, B. L. Monasch Und Sohn18, 1848. Half leather. 8vo. 558 pages. Volume 2 of 3. In Hebrew and German. Aboab was a Dutch Sephardi rabbi born in Portugal. He later became the first American rabbi at Pernambuco in Brazil. Following numerous Portuguese attacks on the reigion and he and the other Jews in his community returned to Amsterdam. There he was one of the signatories of the ban of excommunication issued against Spinoza in 1656. He was reknowned as a spiritual leader and preacher in Amsterdam for the rest of his life (Roth, EJ). Some tape residue on spine. Foxing throughout. Wear to binding. Good - condition. (SPEC-27-20). (ID #27080) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

58.                          Ashkenazi, Bezalel Ben Abraham. ASIFAT ZEKENIM: HIDUSHIM ‘AL MASEKHET BETSAH. A Metz: Chez Joseph Antoine France; Metz, 1764. Softcover, 12mo, 50 leaves, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud. Betsah -- Commentaries. Title within border of black type ornaments. Printed in double columns. Other Titles: Asifat zekenim; Shitah mekubetset. Ashkenazi (1520-1591/94) was a “and halakhic authority. Ashkenazi was born in Jerusalem or in Safed, where he studied in his youth under Israel di Curiel. About 1540 he went to Egypt where he studied in Cairo under David b. Solomon ibn Abi Zimra. Later he founded a yeshivah there which numbered among its scholars Isaac Luria and Abraham Monson. He was a good friend of the poet Israel Najara. When David b. Solomon ibn Abi Zimra went to Erez Israel, Ashkenazi succeeded him as head of the Egyptian rabbis. A bitter quarrel arose between him and Jacob b. Hayyim Talmid, nagid of the Egyptian Jews, and Ashkenazi excommunicated him. Through the intervention of the local authorities, the office of nagid was abolished, and the head of the Jews given the title of “chelebi”, with rather limited powers. It is highly probable that it was this quarrel which impelled him to leave Egypt. In 1587 he was head of the rabbis of Jerusalem, apparently succeeding Hayyim Vital. Ashkenazi put new life into the Jerusalem community, instituting numerous communal enactments, exempting scholars from taxation, and persuading the Ashkenazi community to assist in bearing the burden of taxation, though most of them were officially exempt as aliens. He traveled as an emissary to a number of countries, collecting money for the community and encouraging immigration to the Land of Israel. He persuaded the Jews of various countries to set aside Purim as a special day for making contributions to the Land of Israel…. Ashkenazi occupied himself a great deal with copying and editing old manuscripts, even hiring scribes to help him. He copied the novellae of the geonim and rishonim on the Babylonian Talmud, and these served as the basis for his classic Asefat Zekenim, better known as the Shitah Mekubbezet. Through this collection, much of the commentaries and responsa of R. Gershom b. Judah , Hananel, Joseph Ibn Migash, Meir ha-Levi Abulafia, and others, was preserved. The book in its different parts has been republished many times, and it serves as a supplement to the tosafot, and the other classical rishonim. Much of the Shitah Mekubbezet is still in manuscript. Part of it has been lost, but is occasionally referred to in books by other authors. All of the available material on some tractates has been published; but only selections of others. The following commentaries under the title Shitah Mekubbe'et have been published: Berakhot, the collection in Berakhah Meshulleshet, incorrectly attributed to Ashkenazi, and is most probably by Yom Tov b. Abraham Ishbili; Bezah, the collection attributed to Ashkenazi at the end of Nahalah li-Yhoshu’a, of Joshua Soncino is – according to Epstein’s opinion – by a disciple of Nissim Gerondi; Ketubbot; it is doubtful whether Nedarim and Nazir are by Ashkenazi; Sotah is contained in Yagel Ya’akov of Jacob Faitusi; Bava Kamma; Bava Mezi’a’; Bava Batra up to page 133. The remainder was published under the title of Shi’urei Shitah Mekubbe'et in the Yad Ramah of Meir ha-Levi Abulafia; Sanhedrin – sections in Sha’ar ha-Melekh of Isaac Nunes Belmonte and in Hamra ve-ayyei of R. Hayyim Benveniste; Zevahim Bekhorot, Menahot, and most of Seder Kedoshim in the Romm Talmud edition. The Shitah to the smaller tractates of Seder Kedoshim is very much abbreviated” (David in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Hebrew Union). Outer cover missing. Light staining to pages. Hinge repair. Light chipping to edges of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-4) (ID #27390) $325.00.

 

 

 

 

59.                          Ashkenazi, Eliezer, Eliakim Carmoly and Raphael Kirchheim. טעם זקנים: קבוץ חבורים. בעניני החכמה ןהאמונה והמדע. TA’AM ZEKENIM: KOVETS HIBURIM U-KETUVIM VE-SHIRIM BE-'INYENE HA-HOKHMAH VEHA-'EMUNAH VEHA-MADA. Frankfurt Am Main: I. Kauffman, 1854. Softcover, xii pages, 78 leaves. 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature. Geonic literature. Edited by R. Kirchheim, with an introduction by E. Carmoly. OCLC lists27 copies worldwide. Carmoly (1802-1875) was a "rabbi, writer, and editor. Carmoly, who was born in Sulz, Alsace, studied under distinguished rabbis in Colmar. After spending some years examining Hebrew manuscripts in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, he took up a rabbinical post in Brussels in 1832. He resigned after seven years because of criticism of his reformist tendencies and moved to Frankfurt. There he devoted himself to the collection and study of ancient manuscripts and books, about which he published articles in Hebrew, French, and German journals. However, he was suspected by the Hebrew scholars of his time of carelessness and even forgery. His Hebrew books include: Toledot Gedolei Yisrael Sippur Eldad ha-Dani, Mevasseret Ziyyon, concerning the ten lost tribes; Elleh ha-Massa'ot, about travels in Palestine; and Ha-Orevim u-Venei Yonah, a genealogy of the Rapoport family. He also wrote a coronation poem, in Hebrew and French, in praise of Louis-Philippe of France. Carmoly was, in addition, one of the pioneers in the study of the history of Jewish medicine and Jewish physicians, and wrote Histoire des Medecins juifs. He edited Revue Orientale, contributing most of the articles himself" (Cohen and Kressel in EJ, 2007). Chipping to edges of pages. Hinge repair. Wear to corners of cover. Some stained pages. Otherwise, good condition (Rab-37-6) (ID #24595) $135.00.

 

 

 

60.                          Askenazi, Bezalel. SITAH MEQUBEZET: WE-HU ASEFAT ZEQENIM. AL MASEKET NAZIR. Ofen: Konigl. Ungarische Universitats Buchdruckerey, 1820. Hardcover, folio, 80 pages, 36 cm. In Hebrew. Transliterated title on title page: Schita Mekobezes. Other Titles: Schita Mekobezes. Bezalel ben Abraham Ashkenazi (ca. 1520 - ca. 1592) was a rabbi and scholar of the Talmud who lived in the Palestine during the 16th century. He is best known as the author of Shittah Mekubetzet, a commentary on the Talmud. He is very straightforward in his writings and occasionally offers textual amendments to the Talmud. His most important disciple was the famous Kabbalist, Rabbi Isaac Luria.[T]he Shittah Mekubezet, (trans. Gathered Interpretation) …is a collection of glosses on the greater part of the Talmud, after the fashion of the Tosafot; and in it Ashkenazi combined much original and foreign material. The great value of the Shittah lies principally in the fact that Ashkenazi gives therein numerous excerpts from Talmudic commentaries which have not otherwise been preserved. The Shittah contains expositions of the Talmud taken from the works of the Spaniards Nahmanides, ben Adret, and Yom-Tov of Seville, and from those of the Frenchmen Abraham ben David, Baruch ben Samuel, Isaac of Chinon, etc. The study of the Shittah is particularly valuable for understanding the Tosafists, because the work contains some of the older and inedited Tosafot; besides, glosses of R. Asher ben Jehiel and of the disciples of R. Perez are partly contained in it. Ashkenazi designed the Shittah to cover the whole Talmud; but only the following tracts were interpreted: Bezah, Baba Kamma, Baba Batra, Baba Metzia, Ketubot, Nedarim, Nazir, Sotah, and the order of Kodashim (excepting Hullin) — the last-mentioned in the Romm edition of the Talmud. (Wikipedia 2010). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam). Ex-library with usual marking. (Rab-47-2) (ID #24729) $225.00.

 

 

61.                          Avseyewitz, Aaron Meir. מטע אהרן: כולל חמשה מאמרים. ונספח אליהם ספור מתמונת ההשכלה המזוייפת בימינו חולם בהקיץ. MATA AHARON: KOLEL HAMISHAH MAAMARIM. VE-NISPAH ALEHEM SIPUR MI-TEMUNAT HA-HASKALAH HA-MEZUYEFET BE-YAMENU HOLEM BE-HAKITS. Berditshov: Bi-Defus H. Y. Sheftil, 1892. Later paper wrappers, 12mo, 81, 88 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Commandments (Judaism). Other Titles: Holem be-hakits. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (NYPL, Heb Col). Fascimilie of title page and first 2 pages. Browning of pages. Wear to binding. Ex-library. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-10) (ID #26925) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62.                          Ben Ze’ev, Yehuda Leb. TALMUD LESHON IVRI KOLEL YESODOT DIKDUK HA-LASHON.THALMUD LESCHON IBRI. Vin (Vienna): Shmid, 1818. Hardcover, 8vo, 462 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECTS: Talmud. Edition: Nidpas revi’it be-ha-rabah tosafot ve-tikinim ve-be’urim ve-ha-rahavat ha-lashon mi-yad ha-mahber. Other Titles: Thalmud leschon ibri. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). Stained pages. Wear to cover and binding. Chipping to edges and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-13) (ID #24721) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63.                          Bertinoro, Obadiah and Yom Tov Lipmann Ben Nathan Ha-Levi Ben Wallerstein Heller. משניות. עם כל הפירוש של רבינו עובדיה מברטנורה ועם . עיקר תוספות יום טוב. ונתוסף כמה מעלות. א. הגהות מהגאון רבינו אליהו מווילנא. ב. העתק הלעזי״ן מהרב מאיר דארמיצר. MISHNAYOT. IM KOL HA-PERUSH SHEL RABENU 'OVADYAH MI-BERTENORAH VE-'IM. 'IKAR TOSFOT YOM TOV. VE-NITVASEF KAMAH MA ALOT. 1. HAGAHOT MEHA-GA'ON RABENU ELIYAHU MI-VILNA. 2. HETEK HA-LO'AZIN MEHA-RAV ME'IR DARMITSER. Varsha, Bi-Defus David Shklover. Poland, Warsaw. , 1838. b. Hardcover, 161 leaves, 8vo. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Mishnah. Bertinoro (1450-1516) was "an Italian rabbi and Mishnah commentator. Little is known of his family, which derived from the town Bertinero in northern Italy. At some time he apparently lived in Citta di Castello, where he was a banker. His best-known teacher was Joseph Colon. Much more is known about Bertinoro, after he left this place, from three letters he wrote during 1488-91 in which he described his travels and his early impressions of Erez Israel. Leaving his home at the end of 1486, he went on via Rome to Naples and stayed there and at Salerno for four months, where he taught. In 1487 he reached Palermo where he stayed three months, preaching every Sabbath. Though pressed to become rabbi, he refused, and sailed by way of Messina and Rhodes for Alexandria, where he arrived early in 1488. He describes at length the Jewish communities of these places and their customs. He proceeded to Cairo, and Sholal asked Obadiah to remain in Cairo but he refused and continued his journey via Gaza, Hebron, and Bethlehem, reaching Jerusalem just before Passover in 1488. He was successful in uniting the oppressed and divided community. He established regular courses of study and preached twice a month in Hebrew. He even occupied himself with the burial of the dead since no one else was ready to undertake this religious duty. He enacted communal regulations and made himself responsible for the collection of funds from Italy for the support of the poor. From his third letter in 1491 from Hebron it appears that he left Jerusalem for a while and became rabbi of Hebron. By 1495, however, he was back in Jerusalem. He was buried on the Mount of Olives. Bertinoro's fame rests on his commentary on the Mishnah which was completed in Jerusalem and published in Venice. It has become the standard commentary on the Mishnah as is Rashi's on the Talmud. This commentary was published with the text in almost every edition of the Mishnah. Written in an easy, lucid style, it draws largely on Rashi, often quoting him literally, and on Maimonides, whose rulings he cites. For the sections of Mishnah which have no Talmud he drew on the commentary of Samson b. Abraham of Sens and of Asher b. Jehiel. " (David in EJ, 2007). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear to binding. Chipped edges of cover and wear to cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-12) (ID #24573) $100.00.

 

 

64.                          Brill, Yehiel, David Maroka Martika and Yosef Zabara. חוברת יין לבנון: שלשה ספרים נפתחים. HOVERET YEN LEVANON: SHELOSHAH SEFARIM NIFTAHIM. JEN LIBANON: 3 MANUSCRITS INEDTIS. Paris: J. Bril, 1866. Cloth hardcover, 21, 24, 40 pages, illustrated, 8vo, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Rosh ha-Shanah -- Commentaries. Contains Zekhut adam by David Maroka Martika and Sefer Sha'shu'im by Yosef Zabara. Cover title: Sefer Yen Levanon. Other Titles: Yen Levanon.; Sefer Yen Levanon.; Jen Libanon. Brill (1836-1886) was " a pioneer of the Hebrew press in Palestine. Brill left his native Russia in the late 1850s, and after much wandering went to Erez Israel. He married the daughter of Jacob Saphir, and settled in Jerusalem from where he sent reports to Hebrew newspapers in the Diaspora. Together with Joel Moses Salomon and Michael Cohen he established Jerusalem's second Hebrew printing press, and began publishing the monthly Ha-Levanon, the first Hebrew periodical to appear in Palestine. A year later the publication was suspended and Brill went to Paris. There he revived his paper in 1865, first as a biweekly and later as a weekly. After the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) he moved to Mainz, where he established a Hebrew printing press and published Ha-Levanon as a Hebrew supplement to Der Israelit, the Orthodox German weekly. Ha-Levanon supported the halukkah and the Jerusalem rabbis. A staunch defender of religious tradition, Brill also pleaded the cause of settlement in Erez Israel along the lines attempted by members of the old yishuv, outside the Jerusalem walls, and in Petah Tikvah. After the Russian pogroms of 1881 and the rise of Hibbat Zion, Brill returned to Erez Israel at the head of a small group of Jewish farmers from Belorussia who settled in Mazkeret Batyah (Ekron). However, he became embroiled in an argument concerning the policy of the agricultural school, Mikveh Israel, and with other settlers and left the country disillusioned. In 1884 he settled in London and began publishing the short-lived Yiddish weekly, Ha-Shulamit. Shortly before his death he revived Ha-Levanon in London, but only 11 issues appeared" (Kressel and Elkoshi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Univ of Leeds). Ex-library. Spine repair. Wear to covers. Light staining to some pages. Good condition. (HEB-19-21) (ID #26761) $175.00.

 

 

65.                          Brill, Yehiel, Maimonides, Moses, Joseph Ben Meir Ibn Zabara, Roquemartine, David. חוברת יין לבנון. HOVERET YEN LEVANON. Paris, Y. Bril, 1866. Hardcover, 3 parts in 1 volume, 21, 24, 40 pages, folded illustration, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud. Rosh ha-Shanah -- Commentaries. Title also in French: Jen Libanon: 3 manuscrits inedtis [sic]. Contains Zekhut adam by David Maroka Martika and Sefer Sha’shu’im by Yosef Zabara. Brill, Jeheil (1836–1886), was a “pioneer of the Hebrew press in Palestine. Brill left his native Russia in the late 1850s, and after much wandering went to Erez Israel. Together with Joel Moses Salomon and Michael Cohen he established Jerusalem's second Hebrew printing press, and began publishing the monthly Ha-Levanon, the first Hebrew periodical to appear in Palestine. A year later the publication was suspended and Brill went to Paris. There he revived his paper in 1865, first as a biweekly and later as a weekly. After the Franco-Prussian War he moved to Mainz, where he established a Hebrew printing press and published Ha-Levanon as a Hebrew supplement to Der Israelit, the Orthodox German weekly. During his stay in Paris and Mainz, he published several medieval Hebrew manuscripts: Yein Levanon (1866, three manuscripts, including one of Maimonides, on tractate Rosh ha-Shanah); R. Hananel's commentary on tractate Pesahim (1868); Sefer Iggerot by R. Meir ha-Levi Abulafia (1871), and Be’er ha-Golah (1877) ” (Kressel and Elokish in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Repair to spine. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-19-5) (ID #26753) $150.00.

 

 

 

66.                          Briskin, Yehoshua Ben Hayim Yis´rael. ספר תו יהושע: כולל דיני הנהגת אדם בדבר ברכת הנאות גוף ונפש מכל מיני מאכלים ומשקים שבעולם מסודר ע״פ סדר אלפא ביתא. SEFER TAV YEHOSHUA: KOLEL DINE HANHAGAT ADAM BI-DEVAR BIRKHAT HANAOT GUF VA-NEFESH MI-KOL MINE MAAKHALIM U-MASHK IM SHEBA-OLAM MESUDAR A. P. SEDER ALFA BETA. Varsha: Bi-Defus E. Boymritter. Poland;warsaw, 1895. 94 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) Jewish law. Good Condition. Wear and tear on the cover and binding. Corners of first few pages are missing. Stained pages. Front cover page has markings. (k-rab-1-8) (ID #21659) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67.                          Daiches, Rabbi Israel Chaim. BETH-WAAD L'CHACHAMIM. A MONTHLY MAGAZINE FOR EXEGETICS, TALMUDIC DISSERTATIONS, JEWISH RITUAL AND SCIENCE. Leeds, No Publisher (The Author?), 1902. Quarter Leather, 8vo, aprox 150 pages. Numbers 1, 2, & 3, all from 1902. In Hebrew. (RAB-34-10) (ID #24550) $300.00.

 

 

 

68.                          Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal. SEFER HAYE ADAM: BO NIKBETSU U-VAU BE-SEDER NAKHON KOL HA-MITSVOT ASHER YAASEH OTAM HA-ADAM KOL YEME HELDO; VA-YEKABETS HA-MEHABER. ET KOL HA-DINIM VEHA-HALAKHOT HA-KETUVI. Berlin : Be-Defus Yulius Zitt?enfeld, 1862. Hardcover, 8vo, 520 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. In Hebrew. Title romanized. Other Titles: Haye adam. Danzig (1748-1820) was a “codifier. Born in Danzig, he studied in Prague at the yeshivot of Joseph Liebermann and Ezekiel Landau. True to his family tradition, he refused to derive any material gain from his studies and earned his livelihood as a merchant. Although required at times to travel long distances to trade fairs in Germany, he continued to learn with great devotion. From 1794 to 1812 he served as dayyan in Vilna, in an honorary capacity; only in his old age, after losing his possessions, was he obliged to accept remuneration for his services. Danzig wrote a number of halakhic works, but his fame rests upon two publications: (1) Hayei Adam ("Man's Life"), covering all the laws of the Shulhan Arukh dealing with daily conduct, based on the Orah Hayyim sections, with an addendum called Nishmat Adam, in which he justified his decisions which were not in accordance with the accepted view; and (2) Hokhmat Adam ("Man's Wisdom"), covering all the laws of the Shulhan Arukh dealing with the dietary regulations, etc. contained in the Yoreh De’ah section, with an addendum called Binat Adam, which included discussions on various relevant halakhic subjects and responsa. Both works were initially intended for youthful students and for educated laymen not fully versed in rabbinic literature who, in attempting to determine Jewish law, found themselves unable to grapple with the intricacies of the Shulhan Arukh and with its maze of conflicting opinions. In these works, Danzig shows himself possessed of considerable pedagogical talent. He arranges the laws methodically, defines his terms lucidly and precisely, presents the various views and their sources, and renders his own decisions and his reasons for them – all in clear, simple language. The pleasant tenor of his writing, which is suffused with unquestioning faith and true piety, contributed largely toward the acceptance of his works. Hayyei Adam appeared in almost a hundred editions. Groups called “Hevrot Hayyei Adam” were formed in several communities for the regular study of the code. Danzig’s merits as a codifier were recognized also by renowned rabbis and codifiers, who gave due consideration to his decisions. His books include much of historical interest with regard to the daily life of Lithuanian Jewry in his generation” (Schlesinger in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (U of Denver). Hinge repair. Light staining to some pages. Wear and chipping to cover edges and corners. Notes inside back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-14) (ID #26033) $200.00.

 

 

69.                          Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal. חיי אדם:. חלק ראשון מספר אורח חיים. כל המצות. ועוד לו חלק שני יכונה נשמת אדם. HAYE ADAM:. HELEK RISHON MI-SEFER ORAH HAYIM . KOL HA-MITSVOT. VE-‘OD. HELEK SHENI YEKHUNEH NISHMAT ADAM. Vilna: Nidpas al Yede Menahem Man Ve-Simhah Zimel, 1841. Hardcover, Folio, 4 leaves, 218 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Other Titles: Nishmat adam. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, NYPL). Ex-library. Browning to pages. Light chipping to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding and spine. Bumped corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-1) (ID #25793) $165.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70.                          Dunner, Joseph Hirsch. HAGAHOT AL MASEKHET ERUVIN, BETSAH VE-SUKAH: BAVLI VI-YERUSHALMI. Frankfort De-Main, 1895. Hardcover, 8vo, 191, 226, 266 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Princeton). Hinge repair. Some stained pages. Wear and tear to cover binding. Chipping to cover edges and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-10) (ID #26735) $135.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

71.                          Edels, Samuel Eliezer Ben Judah, Ha-Levi; Moses Ben Isaac Bonems; Mahadure Vatra; Hidushe Hilkhot Maharsha. ספר מהרש״א: חדושי הלכות. SEFER MAHARSHA: HIDUSHE HALAKHOT. Vienna : Schmid, 1814. Hardcover, foilo, 2 volumes in 1, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud -- Commentaries. This edition comprises the author’s larger work, Hidushe halakhot, plus a smaller last recension, Hidushe halakhot mahadure batra. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, YU, National Library of Israel). Wear to binding. Missing title page in first volume. Bumped corners and edges. Good condition. (Heb-29-11) (ID #26967) $275.00.

 

 

72.                          Ephraim Zalman Ben Menahem Mannes Margolioth. זרע אפרים: כולל שני פירושים על פסיקתא רבני דרב כהנא. ZERA EFRAYIM:. SHENE PERUSHIM AL PESIKTA RABATI DE-RAV KAHANA. Lemberg: Gedruckt Bei M. F. Poremba, 1853. Hardcover, 8vo, 97 leaves, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Pesikta rabbati. Margolioth (1760-1828) was a “rabbi and author. Ephraim studied under his uncle, Alexander Margolioth, rabbi of Satanov, Isaac of Ostrow, author of Berit Kehunnat Olam, and Ezekiel Landau. In his youth he was rabbi of Ohanov, but later left the rabbinate, according to some reports declining an offer of the rabbinate of Frankfurt. Ephraim settled in Brody and went into business, in which he was highly successful. He owned commercial establishments in Vienna and it was said of him: "From the time of the minister Saul Wahl there has not been Torah and wealth such as belong to Margolioth. " He spent most of his time in study, leaving the conduct of his business to his partner Simeon Dishze. He also studied esoteric works with a group of kabbalists at Brody, and had a sound knowledge of history. Margolioth wrote many books and exchanged responsa with the greatest rabbis of his time, with some of whom he maintained close relations. He was involved in the controversy caused by Joshua Heshel Zoref’s book Ha-Zoref and established the fact that it had strong leanings toward Shabbateanism. He also contended with the communal leaders of Brody over the leniency extended to the wealthy parnasim under the prevailing system of communal taxation and demanded their full participation in community expenditure. Margolioth gave his approbation to a great number of books, including many by hasidic rabbis. His own works, which appeared in many editions, and many of his halakhic decisions have been accepted. His works include Beit Efrayim, part 1 entitled Peri Tevu’ah, with commentary Rosh Efrayim; part 2 Shulhan Arukh, Yoreh De’ah; responsa Beit Efrayim; and another collection of responsa Beit Efrayim; Shem Efrayim, on Rashi’s commentary to the Pentateuch and haftarot; Zera Efrayim on the Pesikta Rabbati; Yad Efrayim, on Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim. He also wrote Ma’alot ha-Yuhasin, a genealogical book on the families Landau, Margolioth, etc. R. Zevi Hirsch Chajes of Zolkiew was among his pupils” (Alfassi in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Water stain to front cover. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Chipped cover edges. Wear to binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-2) (ID #26727) $125.00.

 

 

 

73.                          Frankel, Zacharias. מבוא הירושלמי. MERVO HA-YERUSHALMI. Vratislaviae [Bratislava]: Schletter (H. Skutsch), 1870. Hardcover, 8vo, viii, 316 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud Yerushalmi -- Introductions. Two added title pages: Einleitung in den Jerusalemischen Talmud; Introductio in Talmud Hierosolymitanum. In Hebrew characters. Includes index. Other Titles: Einleitung in den Jerusalemischen Talmud.; Introductio in Talmud Hierosolymitanum. Frankel (1801-1875) was a “rabbi and scholar. Frankel was born in Prague. After receiving a talmudic education under Bezalel Ronsburg, he studied philosophy, natural sciences, and philology in Budapest. In 1831 the Austrian government appointed him district rabbi (Keiserrabbiner) of Leitmeritz (Litomerice) and he settled in Teppliz (Teplice) where he was elected local rabbi. He was one of the first rabbis to preach in German and express by that his positive attitude towards modernity and social integration of Jews within general society and culture. In 1836 he was called by the Saxon government to Dresden to act as chief rabbi. The publication of his study on the Jewish oath led to its abolition in several German states. He declined a call to Berlin in 1843, mainly because the Prussian government would not meet his stipulations. In 1845 he attended the second conference of Liberal rabbis in Frankfurt and advocated there a much more moderate-conservative approach than most of the participants to the issue of required reform in Judaism. He withdrew from the conference and broke his ties with Liberal rabbis once his direction was rejected and the conference adopted the idea of promoting both prayers and sermons in German rather than in Hebrew. In 1854, after having actively advocated its establishment, Frankel became director of the newly founded Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar (Jewish Theological Seminary) at Breslau, where he remained until his death” (Heller and Amir in EJ, 2007). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear and chipping to cover binding and edges. Lightly stained inner covers. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-13) (ID #26032) $125.00.

 

 

74.                          Hagiz, Moses. SHETE HA-LEHEM: SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT. Jarczow: Bi-Defus Zupnik Knoller Et Volf, Poland; Jarczow, 1897. Hardcover, 8vo, 48 leaves, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Hagiz (1672-c. 1751) was a “scholar, kabbalist, and opponent of Shabbateanism; son of Jacob Hagiz. He was born in Jerusalem and studied with his grandfather, Moses Galante. He appears to have quarreled in his youth with the rabbis and lay leaders of Jerusalem, for when in 1694 he left Erez Israel to collect money to found a yeshivah in Jerusalem, damaging letters were sent after him to the communities to which he turned. Moses visited Egypt and then Italy, where in 1704 he published his father’s Halakhot Ketannot. He traveled by way of Prague to Amsterdam where he made contact with Zevi Hirsch Ashkenazi, then rabbi of the Ashkenazi community, and collaborated with him in an energetic struggle against Shabbateanism and its secret adherents. When in 1713 Ashkenazi and Moses refused to retract the excommunication of the Shabbatean Nehemiah Hayon, a fierce quarrel broke out between them and the elders of the Portuguese community. In 1714 when Ashkenazi resigned his rabbinical office and left Amsterdam, Moses was compelled to leave with him. He went first to London with Ashkenazi, there continuing the fight against Hayon and his allies, and then to Altona, home of Jacob Emden, Ashkenazi’s son, where he resumed the struggle against Shabbateanism. Among those he attacked were Michael Abraham Cardoso and even Jonathan Eybeschuetz, and he took the offensive against Moses Hayyim Luzzatto, inducing the rabbis of Venice to excommunicate him. In 1738 Moses returned to Erez Israel and settled in Safed. He died in Beirut and was taken to Sidon for burial. A talmudic scholar of the first rank and a prolific writer, Moses was assisted by a good grounding in secular knowledge and by a command of several foreign languages. In Altona he was friendly with Johann Christopher Wolf, who mentions him in his Bibliotheca Hebraica. His works include Leket ha-Kemah, novellae on the Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim and Yoreh De’ah, and Even ha-Ezer; responsa Shetei ha-Lehem; the ethical treatises Zerror ha-Hayyim and Mishnat hakhamim; Elleh ha-Mitzvot, on the numeration of precepts in Maimonides’ Sefer ha-Mitzvot, on the Oral Law, and on Kabbalah; Sefat Emet; and Parashat Elleh Masei, on the sanctity of the land of Israel. His literary activity also included the editing of many early books” (Tamar in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Rutgers) . Browning to edges of pages. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Some fragile page ends. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-1) (ID #26020) $200.00.

 

 

75.                          Iserlin, Yisra’el Iser. ספר אשי ישראל: חלק ראשון, מסכת שבת: חדושים ובאורים על גמרא סדר מועד. SEFER ISHE YISRA’EL: HELEK RISHON, MASEKHET SHABAT: HIDUSHIM U-VEURIM ‘AL GEMARA SEDER MO’ED. COMPLETE, NO MORE PUBLISHED. Vilna: Bi-Defus Sh. Y. Fin Ve-A. Ts. Rozenkrants, 1864. Hardcover, 4to, 130 pages, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Shabbat -- Commentaries. No more published. Other Titles: Ishe Yisra’el. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, YU, Ohio State, British Libr). Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Section of back cover missing. Wear to edges of cover and binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-7) (ID #24715) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76.                          Jacob Ben Asher. פירוש על התורה :‏ ‏פירוש חדש נפלא. PERUSH ‘AL HA-TORAH. Hanover, Gedruckt In Der Koniglichen Hofbuchdruckerei Bei E. A. Telgener, 1838. Hardcover, 91 leaves, 4to, 27 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Edition: Nidpas shenit be-hagahah meduyeket 'A. Y. Meir 'Emek Shoshan ha-mekhuneh Rozenthal. Jacob Ben Asher (1269-1340) was a "halakhic authority. Jacob was the son of Asher b. Jehiel, under whom he studied. In 1303 he accompanied his father from Germany to Toledo, where he lived in great poverty, shunning rabbinical office and devoting all his time to study. In his learning, he avoided verbosity and casuistry. Typical of his style is his first halakhic work, Sefer ha-Remazim, in which he gave the halakhic rulings deduced from his father's work, Ha-Asheri. Jacob's enduring fame rests upon his major work, the Arba'ah Turim, as a result of which he is commonly referred to as "the Ba'al ha-Turim." Perceiving that "reasoning had become faulty, controversy had increased, opinions had multiplied, so that there is no halakhic ruling which is free from differences of opinion," he decided to compile a work to embrace all halakhot and customs incumbent upon the individual and the community. The work is divided into four sections; Part I, Orah Hayyim, deals with blessings, prayers, the Sabbath, festivals, and fasts; Part II, Yoreh De'ah, commencing with Issur ve-Hetter, the laws of Kashrut, such as shehitah and terefot, and ending with usury, idolatry, and mourning; Part III, Even ha-Ezer, laws affecting women, particularly marriage, divorce, halizah, and ketubbah; Part IV, Hoshen Mishpat, civil law and personal relations. Jacob neither served in any rabbinical post nor received any remuneration from the community but was involved in communal activities. He appended his signature to a sentence of death upon an informer. His ethical will to his children (first published Pressburg, 1885) reflects his high spiritual and cultural level. A late tradition, mentioned by H.J.D. Azulai, relates that Jacob set out for Erez Israel but died on the journey" (Kupfer and Derovan in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with bookplate. Stained pages. Wear to binding and spine. Chipped edges. Bumped corners and wear to edges of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-37-7) (ID #24596) $195.00.

 

 

 

 

77.                          Jehuda Ha-Levi (Hallevi / Halevi) Brody, H. editor. DIWAN DES ABU-I-HASAN JEHUDA HA-LEVI. ZWEITER BAND: NICHTGOTTESDIENSTLICHE POESIE. HEFT 3 ONLY (PAGES 213 - 334). Berlin, Itzkowski, 1903. 1st Edition. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 121 pages. Slight wear to covers and spine. Slight damp stain to bottom of some pages. Pages uncut. (K-mx2-46) Very Good Condition. (ID #25077) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78.                          Jolles, Jacob Zebi Ben Naphtali. ספר מלא הרועים: חלק שלישי, חידושי סוגיות הש״ס ושאלות ותשובות רבינו אשר. SEFER MELO HA-RO’IM: HIDUSHE SUGYOT HA-SHAS U-SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT RABENU ASHER. Premysla: Druk Zupnik Kenoller Et Hamershmid, 1884. Hardcover, Folio, 78 pages, 36 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – Commentaries. Appeared also as part 3 of author’s dictionary of the Talmud. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, British Lib), with only 1 copy in the US. Hinge repair. Wear and light chipping to edges of pages. Light browning to edges of pages. Bumped cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-6) (ID #25798) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79.                          Joshua Hoeschel Ben Joseph, Of Cracow. SEFER MEGINE SHELOMOH: HIDUSHE HALAKHOT. AL GEMARA A. P.T. AL MASEKHET SHABAT, PESAHIM, BETSAH, YEVAMOT, KETUBOT, KIDUSHIN, BAVA KAMA, HULIN. Lemberg: Bi-Defus Naftali Hirts Grosman, 1816. Hardcover, folio, 57 l pages, 39 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Commentaries. Hoeschel (1578–1648), was a “Polish rabbi. Joshua Hoeschel was born in Vilna. In his youth he studied under Samuel b. Feibush in Przemysl and then in the yeshivot of Meir b. Gedaliah of Lublin and Joshua Falk of Lemberg. From 1634 to 1639 he served as rabbi in the towns of Grodno, Tiktin, Przemysl, and Lemberg. At the beginning of 1640 he was appointed head of the yeshivah of Cracow in succession to Nathan Spira, and from 1640 to 1644 he served there as rabbi in an honorary capacity. He died in Cracow . His pupils included Shabbetai b. Meir ha-Kohen, Gershon Ulif Ashkenazi, and Menahem Mendel Auerbach. Halakhic problems were addressed to him from many countries. He corresponded on kabbalistic topics with his relative, the kabbalist Samson b. Pesah of Ostropol. Joshua Hoeschel did not follow the method of pilpul; he strove toward greater independence in the domain of halakhah and directive ruling, stating, "according to the custom of our country anything printed in the Shulhan Arukh may not, God forfend, be changed, any more than the law of Moses… God spare us from such a view. The judge may decide only according to the facts before him… and anyone may disagree, even with the words of the rishonim, if he has definite proof. " He wrote Meginnei Shelomo, on eight tractates of the Talmud, in which he defends Rashi against the difficulties raised by the tosafists; the responsa Penei Yehoshu'a, on the four divisions of the Shulkan Arukh. ” (Horowitz in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies). Ex-library with usual markings. Chipping to corners and edges of cover. Staining to pages. Top left corner of some pages torn, no text loss. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-47-3) (ID #24730) $225.00.

 

 

 

80.                          Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. ספר תורת כהנים שלחן ערוך חשן משפט : עם הביאורים מאירת עינים ושפתי כהן.טורי זהב. SEFER TORAT KOHANIM SHULHAN ‘ARUKH HOSHEN MISHPAT ‘IM HA-BE’URIM ME’IRAT ‘ENAYIM VE-SIFTE KOHEN. TURE ZAHAV. Zitomir: Hanina Lipa Ve-Yehoshu’a Heshel Shapira, 1856. Hardcover, folio, one of two volumes, 556, 25 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. “All Hebrew printing presses in the Russian Pale of Settlement were closed down in 1836, except for two that the Russian authorities granted a license to print books: one in Vilna and the other in Zhitomir (the press in Warsaw was also permitted). The “presses decree” was abolished only in 1862. In 1845, Anina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Yehoshu‘a Heshel Shapira (sons of the brothers from Slavuta) leased the Zhitomir press, and in 1847 they began to issue books. Observing the family tradition, they refused to print texts of secular knowledge and specialized in religious books, including volumes of Kabbalah and Hasidism” (Yivo Encyclopedia, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Jewish law. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide ( Cambridge, JTS). Ex-library with usual markings. Repair to spine. Wear to spine. Bumped cover corners and edges. Wear to binding. Light staining on pages. (Heb-23-5) (ID #26796) $250.00.

 

 

 

 

 

81.                          Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. SHULHAN ‘ARUKH MI-TUR EVEN HA-‘EZER. Amsterdam ? Hirts Levi Rofe Ve-Hatano Kashman?, 1753. Lacks title page, but pagination and appearance match this edition, so we presume this to be correct. Hardcover, 8vo, 2, 372 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-‘ezer. “Nidpas shenit be-tosefet hagahah meduyeket. ” Missing title page. Wear to binding. Repair to spine. Bumped page corners and edges. (Heb-31-8) (ID #26815) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

82.                          Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. שלחן ערוך: מטור חושן משפט. SHULHAN ‘ARUKH: MI-TUR HOSHEN MISHPAT. Amsterdam: Yohanan Levi Rofe U-Veno Binyamin, 1806. Hardcover, 8vo, 712 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Otsar HaSefer HaEvri page 83, no, 2358. OCLC found 1 copy online (Hebrew College). Later front board. Wear to binding. Worn corners and edges. Light staining to some pages. Yellowing of pages. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-50-7) (ID #25838) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83.                          Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim and Moses Ben Israel Isserles. SHULHAN ARUKH MI-TUR EVEN HA-EZER. Amsterdam : Hirts Levi Rofe Ve-Hatano Kashman, 1753. Hardcover, 372 pages, 8vo, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-ezer. "Nidpas shenit be-tosefet hagahah meduyeket. " OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, Maryland, JTS, U of Penn). Stained pages. Hinge repair. Aaron Friedman’s copy, with signature. Bookplate inside cover torn. Good condition. (rab-33-9) (ID #24163) $375.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84.                          Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim and, Moses Nehemiah Kahanov. נתיבות השלום: כולל ארחות חיים [מטוש״ע אבן העזר]: וארחות משפט [מטוש״ע חושן משפט]: עפ נתיב ים, דרך תשובה, דרך תבונות. NETIVOT SHALOM: KOLEL ORHOT HAYIM [MI-TUR SHULHAN ‘ARUKH EVEN HA-‘EZER]: VE-ORHOT MISHPAT [MI-TUR SHULHAN ‘ARUKH HOSHEN MISHPAT]: ‘IM NETIV YAM, DEREKH TESHUVAH, DEREKH TEVUNOT. Konigsberg: Nidpas ‘a. Y. T. Ha-Kohen Efrati Ve-R. Y. Bekker, 1859. Hardcover, 8vo, 12, 108, 144 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-‘ezer -- Commentaries. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat-- Commentaries. Kahanov (1817–1883), was a “Jerusalem talmudist. He was born in Belorussia but after his marriage at the age of 15, settled in Petrovice where at the age of 18 he was appointed assistant to the local rabbi. Some years later, he became rabbi of Khaslavich, a city noted for its scholars. In 1864 he set out for Jerusalem. On his arrival, after a journey of six months, he was appointed head of the Ez Hayyim yeshivah, the most important in Jerusalem, remaining in this position until his death. Kahanov was remarkably progressive for his time and environment. He appealed for the founding of industrial enterprises, a daring proposal for that time. He even consented to the proposal of Sir Moses Montefiore to introduce the teaching of the vernacular, Arabic, in his yeshivah, but was obliged to abandon the proposal in the face of pressure from extremist elements. One of the first of the old yishuv to speak only Hebrew, he was also one of those who encouraged settlement outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, building a house for himself in Nahlat Shivah. Among his publications were Erez Hefez, on laws of terumah and tithes; Hukkot Olam, on mixed species; Mei Menuhot on the laws of the sabbath, to which was appended Palgei Mayim, giving rules for those traveling by ship on the sabbath; and Netivot ha-Shalom on the Shulhan Arukh. He applied himself particularly to the question of the application of the laws of the sabbatical year which had become of practical importance with the establishment of the Jewish agricultural colonies, and in this connection published Shenat ha-Sheva. The eulogies he delivered on the deaths of Baron Asher Rothschild and Sir Moses Montefiore were published. His Sha’alu Shelom Yerushalayim on the state of Jerusalem and its citizens was published three times. His will was published in 1968 together with a responsum on Jerusalem and a brief biography” (Alfassi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Univ Col of London). Ex library. Binding repair. Chipping on corners and edges. Stained pages. Handwritten notes on inside front and back cover. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-44-19) (ID #24727) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

85.                          Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim, Joshua Ben Alexander Falk Ha-Kohen, Shabbethai Ben Meir Ha-Kohen. ספר תורת כהנים שלחן ערוך חשן משפט: עם הביאורים מאירת עינים ושפתי כהן.טורי זהב. SEFER TORAT KOHANIM SHULHAN ARUKH HOSHEN MISHPAT: IM HA-BEURIM MEIRAT ENAYIM VE-SIFTE KOHEN. TURE ZAHAV.VOL 1 ONLY (OF 2). Ukraine, Zitomir [Zhitomir]: Hanina Lipa Ve-Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, 1856. Hardcover leather, Folio, 556 + 25 pages. 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Shulhan arukh Hoshen mishpat; Ture zahav. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Ex-library with usual markings. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Chipped edges. Water damage to last page. Chipping and wear to edges of cover and binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-34A-2). (ID #24542) $100.00.

 

 

 

86.                          Landau, Ezekiel Ben Judah. צל״ח . ציון לנפש חיה:.על מסכת פסחים. חדושי. הרב. יחזקאל. לנדא. TSELAH. TSIYUN LE-NEFESH HAYAH: AL MASEKHET PESAHIM. Jozefow: Bidefus David Waks, 1855. Hardcover, Folio, 75 leaves, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Pesahim -- Commentaries. Bound with: “Tselah al masekhet Bitsah” by the same author. Jozefow, 1855. Landau (1713-1793) was a “halakhic authority of the 18th century, known as the Noda bi-Yehudah, after one of his works. Landau was born in Opatow, Poland, and received his talmudic education first in his hometown until the age of 13 and subsequently in Vladimir-Volinski and Brody. He was endowed with qualities which make him one of the most famous rabbis of the close of the classical Ashkenazi rabbinic era. He came from a wealthy and distinguished family tracing its descent back to Rashi. He had a commanding appearance and rare intellectual ability, was of strong character imbued with a love of truth and of his fellow men, and had considerable diplomatic skill. By nature he was an intellectual ascetic whose main interest lay in the study and teaching of Torah. In his time he was regarded as the prototype of the ideal Jew. At the age of 18 he married, moved to Brody, and joined the famous Brody kloiz, studying Talmud with his relative Isaac of Hamburg and Kabbalah with Hayyim Zanzer, who remarked that the young Ezekiel "saw the ma'aseh merkavah". At the age of 21 he was already dayyan of Brody, and at 33 rabbi of Yampol. From there he received a call in 1754 to become rabbi of Prague and the whole of Bohemia, one of the highest positions of that time. His famous proclamation of 1752, whose purpose was to put an end to the notorious Emden –Eybeschuetz controversy, which split the Jewish world into two, helped in no small measure in his obtaining this appointment. His tenure of the Prague rabbinate enabled Landau to give practical effect to his outstanding qualities. It afforded ample scope for his rabbinic and communal activity both in Prague itself and beyond. He acted as judge, teacher, and mentor of the community. In his capacity as rabbi of Bohemia, he represented the Jews before the Austrian government. In his great yeshivah, he taught hundreds of students, the cream of Jewish youth from Austria and surrounding countries. One of his better known students was Abraham Danzig, the author of the Hayyei Adam. Landau was one of the greatest writers of responsa in time. His Noda bi-Yehudah contains some 860 responsa. It has been frequently published with glosses and commentaries by some of the greatest rabbis of succeeding generations. The most important of his other books are Ziyyun le-Nefesh Hayyah (Zelah) on the tractates Pesahim, Berakhot, Bezzah; an edition including all these appeared in 1825, and one on Seder Nezikin with various additions in 1959; Dagul me-Revavah on the Shulhan Arukh; Derushei ha-Zelah; Ahavat Ziyyon, sermons and addresses; all are frequently republished” (Samet, Derovan and Lamed in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, JTS of Am). Ex-library. Some stained pages. Wear to binding. Chipping to cover corners and cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-19) (ID #26743) $175.00.

 

 

 

87.                          Landau, Ezekiel Ben Judah. TSELAH U-REKHAV ‘AL DAVAR EMET. Yozepof: Bi-Defus D. S. Y. Vaks, 1856. Hardcover, 12mo, 54 pages, 44 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Title Subject: Talmud. Berakhot -- Commentaries. Talmud. Bezah -- Commentaries. Includes commentary on masekhet Betsah (second group). OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (University of Toronto). Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Staining to text. Tear to first page. Good condition. (Heb-23-2) (ID #26794) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88.                          Luria, Solomon Ben Jehiel. ספר ים של שלמה: ממסכת חולין. SEFER YAM SHEL SHELOMOH MI-MASEKHET HULIN . Furth , 1766. Hardcover, 92 leaves, large 4to, 34cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- Commentaries. Talmud. Hullin -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Yale, Spertus, JTS, Cambridge) . Ex-library with usual markings. Notes inside front cover. Water stain to bottom of pages throughout book. Wear and chipping to edges of front and back cover. Wear to cover binding. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (BIB-15-13) (ID #24283) $350.00.

 

 

 

 

89.                          Luria, Solomon Ben Jehiel, ים של שלמה: ממסכת יום טוב [ביצה]. YAM SHEL SHELOMOH: MI-MASEKHET YOM TOV [BETSAH]. Fiyorda (Furth): Bi-Defus Yosef Fetshoya, Germany , 1766. Hardcover, 76 pages (38 leaves), large 8vo, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Yom Tov -- Commentaries. Talmud. Bezah -- Commentaries. Ex-library with usual markings. Browning of some pages. Hinge repair. Fold to cover. Wear to edges and corners of covers. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-12) (ID #24282) $300.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92.                          Mandelstamm, Leon (1819-1889). HORAE TALMUDICAE. Complete in 2 volumes. Berlin, Friedländersche Buchdruckerei, 1860. Cloth. 8vo, 48, 48 pages. 23 cm. vol I in German, Vol. II in English (!),Series: Thalmudische Studien Nr 2. Contents: Teil 1: Reform im Judenthum. Teil 2: Rabbi Joshua ben Hanania. "Eine Diskussion über Judenthum und Christenthum, aus dem Anfange des zweiten Jahrhunderts der christlichen Aera." SUBJECT(S) Judaism. Joshua ben Hananiah, 1st cent. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, Yale, Yeshiva, JNUL), none in the US outside the Northeast. Attractively bound in modern boards. Old stamps of the "Eigenthum des Jüdisch-Theol: Seminars zu Breslau" on the half-titles. Some old foxing and staining, Very Good Condition. A scarce title. (HEB-19-17) (ID #17013) $325.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93.                          Mintz, Mose and Joseph Isaac Muenz. ספר מהר״ם מינץ: אפי זוטרי: והוא מחלקי השאלות ותשובות. SEFER MAHARAM MINTS: APE ZUTRI: VE-HU ME-HELKE HA-SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT. Przemysl: Zupnik, Knoller & Hammerschmidt, 1883. Hardcover, 8vo, 152 pages, 32. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Descriptor: Responsa -- 1600-1800. Responsa -- 1800- Parallel title: Meharam Munz. “Helek 1.” “Nidpas pa’am rishonah bi-Prag shenat 587. Vekha-‘et nidpas me-hadash ‘im he’arot hadashot.” No more published. Muenz (Minz) (c. 1750–1831), was a “Hungarian rabbi. Muenz was born in Podolia or in Galicia. After serving as rabbi in Vishravitz and in Brody, he was appointed in 1789 rabbi of Alt-Ofen (Obuda) where he remained for the rest of his life. His responsa were published by his son Joseph Isaac, under the title Sefer Maharam Min [sic, mints] (Prague, 1827) ” (Marton in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YU, Hebrew Union College, British Library) . Bumped corners. Yellowing of pages. Handwritten inscription on front page. Personal library stamp on title page. Wear to binding. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-12-2) (ID #25422) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

94.                          Mordekhai Ben Avraham ‘ezra. ספר קרבן תודה: חלק ראשון מחבורי הגדול: הלא חדושים נחמדים המה לתרץ כל כקושיא. SEFER KORBAN TODAH: HELEK RISHON ME-HIBURI HA-GADOL: HA-LO HIDUSHIM NEHMADIM HEMAH LE-TARETS KOL KUSHIYA. Vilna: Bi-Defus Sh. Y. B. R. Y. Fin Ve-R. A. Ts. B. R. Y. Rozenkrants, 1865. Hardcover, Folio, 126 pages, 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Moed -- Commentaries. Running title: Korban todah. Other Titles: Korban todah.; Sefer Karban toda.; Karban toda.; Blagodarstvennia zhertva. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (UCLA, Lib of Congress, YU, British Lib). Cover spine repair. Wear to pages and light staining to some pages. Bumped and chipped cover edges and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-3) (ID #25795) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95.                          Moses, Joseph Ben, Ca.1420-Ca.1488; Isserlein, Israel Ben Pethahiah, 1390-1460; Freimann, Jacob, 1866-1937. לקט יושר. LEKET YOSHER. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLS. Berlin, Heraugegeben Im Selbstverlage Des Vereins M'Kize Nirdamim, 1904. Cloth. 8vo. 159, LII, 122 pages. 24 cm. Two volumes in one book. In Hebrew with title pages in German as well. Rabbi Yosef ben R. Moshe, including customs rulings and laws of Judaism, according to published manuscript Minachen. Includes proofs, corrections and notes by Jacob Fraeimann. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- law. Responsa -- 1040-1600. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Cover lightly worn. Front cover detached from front end page, but binding is secure. Pencil margin note on Hebrew title page, otherwise a nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC-14-7). (ID #26448) $195.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96.                          Nahmanides. ZEH SEFER TOLDOT ADAM. Homburg: J. P. Helwig, 1739. Hardcover, 12mo, 102 leaves. In Hebrew. Romanized record. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UCLA, Mcgill, Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam), only one of them in the US. Stained pages. Hinge and binding repair. Water stain through top section of book. Bottom corner of first and last page missing, with loss of some text. Wear to edges, corners and cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-8) (ID #26733) $385.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97.                          Nahmanides, Jacob Meshullam Ben Mordecai Zeev Ornstein, Mordecai Leib Bisliches. ספר אוצר נחמד: והוא חדושי הרמב׳׳ן על מסכת שבת אשר לא נודע לישראל מיום הכתבו עד היום הזה. SEFER OTSAR NEHMAD: VE-HU HIDUSHE HA-RAMBAN AL MASEKHET SHABAT. Pressburg: A. Shmid, 1837. Cloth, 64 leaves [i. E. 128 pages], 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Shabbat --Commentaries. Other Titles: Title on title page. Verso; Ozar nechmad; Hidushe ha-Ramban al Masekhet Shabat. Fair Condition. Missing Front Cover. First page torn, with writings. Wear and tear on back cover and spine. Title page. Stained pages. Some pages ripped at the bottom. Back cover with writings. We can have this rebound for you if so desired. Please ask. (k-rab-1-14) (ID #21665) $60.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.                          Nissim Ben Reuben Gerondi. ספר שאלות ותשובות הר״ן : אשר השיב לשואליו דבר. SEFER SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT HA-RAN: ASHER HESHIV LE-SHO’ALAV DAVAR. Kenigsberg: Ba-Defus Shel Gruber Et Langrien, 1840. Hardcover, 8vo, 68 [i. E. 136] pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Nissim (? 1310–? 1375), was “one of the most important Spanish talmudists. Nissim's family originated in Cordova and settled first in Gerona, where he is thought to have been born, and then in Barcelona, which became his permanent place of residence. Few biographical details are known of him. He never held any official rabbinical post, even though in fact he fulfilled all the functions of a rabbi and dayyan in his community. Furthermore, many takkanot enacted in Spain originated with him, and his reputation as an authoritative posek was such that he received queries from as far as Erez Israel and Syria. He is also known to have served as a physician in the royal palace. Because of a calumny, the date and causes of which are not certain, he was imprisoned for some time. It is also known that in 1336 he wrote a Sefer Torah for his own use, which became well known and served as a model. This Sefer Torah was moved from place to place until it reached Tiberias, where it was preserved until recently. Nissim's renown rests chiefly on his halakhic works” (Feldman in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Repair to binding. Wear to spine and binding. Bumped corners and edges. Good condition. (Spec-8-5) (ID #25470) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

99.                          Rozenberg, Yehuda Ben Aleksander and Hai Ben Sherira. ספר קובץ מעשי ידי גאונים קדמונים. SEFER KOVETS MAASE YEDE GEONIM KADMONIM. Berlin : Friedlander’sche Buchdrukerei, 1855. Hardcover, 8vo, xiii, 55, 112 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Helek 1. Perush rabenu rav Hai Gaon al seder Tohorot -- helek 2. Piyutim mi-geonim kadmonim. SUBJECT(S): Geonic literature. Hebrew poetry, Medieval. Mishnah. Tohorot (Order) -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Kovets maase yede geonim kadmonim. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Wear and chipping to cover and binding. Bumped corners and chipping to cover edges. Some stained pages. Wear to binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-13) (ID #26738) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.                      Samson Ben Zadok, Meir Ben Baruch. ספר תשב״ץ. SEFER TASHBATS. Varsha: Y. Goldman, 1875. Cloth, 96 pages, 12mo, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Descriptor: Judaism -- Customs and practices. Jewish law. Other Titles: Tashbats. Responsibility: Shimshon bar Tsadok; kolel 590 minhagim, pesakim ve-dinim shel Meir Yis´rael Maharam mi-Rotenburg. Good Condition. Wear and tear on cover and binding. Lacks backstrip (spine covering). Hinge Repair. (k-rab-1-9) (ID #21660) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

101.                      Schick, Moses Ben Joseph. שאולות ותשובות מהרם שיק: כולל שמ״ה תשובות בענינים שונים, רובן על שולחן ערוך אורח חיים. SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT MAHARAM SHIK: KOLEL 345 TESHUVOT BE-‘INYANIM SHONIM, RUBAN ‘AL SHULHAN ‘ARUKH ‘ORAH HAYIM. Sat?mar: Bi-Defus N. M. Ist?raykher, 1904. Hardcover, 8vo, 334 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Responsa -- 1800- Bound with Sofer, Abraham Samuel Benjamin Wolf, 1815-1871. Ketav Sofer ‘al Masekhet Git? In. Munkacs, 1896. Schick (1807–1879), was a “Hungarian rabbi and posek, also known as “Maharam Schick. ” Schick was born in Brezove in the Neutra (Nitra ) district of Slovakia. He was orphaned when a child, and at the age of 11 went to study at the yeshivah of his uncle Isaac Frankel in Frauenkirchen. After three years he proceeded to the yeshivah of Moses Sofer in Pressburg, where he remained for six years. In 1861 he agreed to accept the rabbinate of Khust, where he established a yeshivah and remained until his death. Schick was a prolific respondent. Almost 1, 000 of his responsa are extant: 345 on Orah Hayyim (Munkacz, 1880), 410 on Yoreh De’ah (1881), 155 on Even ha-Ezer (Lemberg, 1884) , and 62 on Hoshen Mishpat (ibid.) ” (Horowitz in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Chipped edges. Some edges taped. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-12-3) (ID #25423) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

102.                      Shafit, Meir Meirim. ספר ניר:‏ ‏פירוש על תלמוד ירושלמי. SEFER NIR. Varsha: S. H. Ergalbrand, 1875. Hardcover, 156 pages, tall 8vo, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud Yerushalmi -- - Commentaries. Rav Meir Mairim Shafit was the Rav in the town of Kobrin, in the 19th century. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (YU, Hebrew Union. JTS, Harvard). Ex-library. Hinges repaired. Stained pages. Notes on first few pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-34A-17) (ID #24555) $50.00.

 

 

 

103.                      Shapiro, Saul Ben Dov and Moshe Misel Shemu’el Shapira. SEFER HEMDAT SHA’UL: YAKHIL TESHUVOT. VE-HIDUSHIM U-FERUSHIM. BE-SHUA. ORAH HAYIM VE-YOREH DE'AH. Odessa: Bi-Defus Isokovits U-Belinson, 1903. Hardcover, Folio, 128 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1800-1948. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Shulhan 'Arukh. Includes also biography of the author by his grandson, Mosheh Mishel Shemuel Shapira. Other Titles: Hemdat Sha’ul; Sekhiyot ha-hemdah. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Ohio State). Stamp mark of Rabbi Backstein. Wear to binding and cover binding. Hinge repair. Slight browning to edges of pages. Bumped and chipped corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-2) (ID #25794) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

104.                      Shor, Avraham Hayim. ספר צאן קדשים:. סדר קדשים. SEFER TSON KODASHIM:. SEDER KODASHIM. Zolkova: Bi-Defus Gershon Ben Hayim David, David Ben Menahem Man Ve-Hayim David Ben Aharon, 1755. Hardcover, large 4to, 71 leaves, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Kodashim -- Commentaries. Many leaves mutilated. Printed in double columns. Title page with architectural border. This book survived the Holocaust in Europe, and was presented by The Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc. a New York based umbrella organization that served as a trusteeship for the Jewish people in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust This organization distributed heirless and unidentifiable cultural materials to scholarly institutions in the United States, Israel, Europe and Latin America . It contains the bookplate of the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction. Other Titles: Tson kodashim; Katzin Rare Book Collection. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Spertus). Stained pages. Hinge repair. Chipping to edges and corners of pages. Large tear on title page with text loss. Bumped cover corners and cover binding edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-15) (ID #26740) $375.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

105.                      Shrira Ben Hanina, Gaon and Baer Ben Alexander Goldberg. IGERET RAV SHRIRA GA’ON. Mainz: Dfus Yehiel Bril, 1873. Softcover, 12mo, 68 pages. In Hebrew. Goldberg (1800-1884) was a ‘Polish scholar. Goldberg was born in Chlodna, near Lomza, Poland, and was orphaned at an early age. He studied Torah in dire poverty, but earned a reputation as a prodigy. Having tried his hand at business and teaching, in 1830 Goldberg became a private tutor for the family of the wealthy and learned Gershon Litinski in one of the villages of Suwalki district. When after some time the entire Litinski family converted to Christianity, he was slandered as having influenced them. In 1843 he went to Berlin, where he was favorably received by the maskilim. However, lacking a formal education, he could not find employment there, and in 1847 went to England, where he managed with great difficulty to earn a living copying and publishing Hebrew manuscripts from the Oxford libraries. In 1853 he settled in Paris, earning his living there by copying and publishing Hebrew and Arabic manuscripts from the National Library. Altogether, Goldberg published 17 books and pamphlets and hundreds of articles in Hebrew periodicals, writing mainly under the name "Divrei Bag" and "Gam Elleh Divrei Bag". His writings exemplified all the virtues and weaknesses of one who is self-taught: diligence and an abundance of detail but written in ornate language and lacking organization. Goldberg's main contribution to scholarship was the editing of such medieval works as Hefes Matmonim, a collection of medieval texts; Isaac Israeli's Yesod Olam; Ibn Janah's Sefer ha-Rikmah in Judah ibn Tibbon's translation; Iggeret Sherira Ga'on; Risalat R. Judah b. Koraish; and Abraham b. Moses b. Maimon's Birkat Avraham (Goldbloom, Wachstein and Kressel in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Danish Union, Den Kongelige Bibliothek). Binding repair. Stained pages. Chipping to edges of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-38-6) (ID #24615) $115.00.

 

 

106.                      Sigel, Yehoshu’a. שאלות ותשובות אזני יהושע. חלק א. SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT OZNE YEHOSHUA’ HELEK 1. Yerushalayim: Moriyah, Shehnboim Et Vais, 1914. Hardcover, folio, 236 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1800-1900. No more published? OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Missing front cover. Repair to spine. Pages brittle. Corners and edges chipped. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-29-1) (ID #26957) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

107.                      Yudelovits, Avraham Aharon. ספר שאלות ותשובות בית אב תליתאי: חלק דעת אברהם על יורה דעה. SEFER SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT BET AV TELITA’I: HELEK DA’AT AVRAHAM ‘AL YOREH DE’AH. Nyu York: Bi-Defus Rozenberg Printing Ko. 1918. Hardcover, folio, 4, 280 pages, 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): (880-06) Responsa -- 1800-. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Personal library stamp inside cover. Good condition. (Heb-29-2) (ID #26958) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAMBAM

 

108.                      Abraham Ben Moses Ben Maimon, Daniel Ben Saadiah Ha-Bavli, Eliezer Zilberman. ברכת אברהם. BIRKAT AVRAHAM: HU SEFER TESHUVOT LE-RABENU AVRAHAM BEN HA-RAMBAM ZAL AL SHEELOT VE-HASAGOT SHE-ASAH RABENU DANIEL HA-BAVLI ZAL, ROSH YESHIVAH HA-SHELISHIT BA-IR BAGDAT AL SEFER YAD HA-HAZAKAH LEHA-RAMBAM. BIRKATH ABRAHAM. Lik, Ts. H. Petsall, 1859. Cloth, 67 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah. Other Titles: Birkath Abraham. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide(Stanford Univ, JTS). Wear to binding. Stained pages and title page. First 8 pages- top inch of right corner torn off. Otherwise, good condition. (music-1-1) (ID #24157) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

109.                      Abulafia, Meir; Brill, Jehiel. כתאב אלרסאייל. KITAB ALRASA'IL. Paris: Yehiel Bril, 1871. Hardcover, 8vo, 21 and 152 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Resurrection (Jewish theology). Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Hilkhot teshuvah. Correspondence with French rabbis on Maimonides’ doctrine of resurrection. Title in Hebrew: Sefer igrot. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (YU). Personal library stamp in front cover. Wear to front cover binding. Good condition. (Heb-25-4) (ID #26799) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

110.                      Maimonides, Moses and Menasseh Grossberg. SEPHER REPHUOTH, THE BOOK OF MEDICINE, AND A LETTER OF THE PHYSICIAN "ALI HAJISHMAELI". London, Meczyk, 1900. Hardcover, 12mo, 64 pages. In Hebrew. Added title page in English and text in Hebrew. Grossberg (1860-1927) was a “rabbinical scholar. Born in Trestina, Russia, Grossberg led a wandering life, copying and publishing Hebrew manuscripts from libraries in Berlin, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Munich, and other cities. In the first decade of the 20th century he settled in London, copying manuscripts for European scholars at the British Museum and at Oxford. His many publications included a Pentateuch commentary by Jacob of Vienna from a Munich manuscript; Meshullam b. Moses’ Sefer ha-Hashlamah on tractates Berakhot, Ta’anit, and Megillah; Hizzei Menasheh, a manuscript commentary on the Pentateuch by various medieval scholars also containing Jonathan of Lunel’s novellae on Horayot; Sefer Yezirah; David b. Levi’s Sefer ha-Mikhtam on Megillah; Megillat Ta’anit; and Seder Olam Zuta. Grossberg also published responsa and various halakhic treatises” (Grossberg in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge and binding repair. Wear and chipping to cover binding. Water to stain to back cover. Bumped corners. Light wear to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-12) (ID #26737) $65.00.

 

 

 

 

111.                      Maimonides, Moses, Abraham Ben David Of Posquieres, Joseph Ben Ephraim Karo. MISHNEH TORAH: HU HA-YAD HA-HAZAKAH (HELEK SHLISHI/VOL 3 ONLY). Yesnits: Israel B. Abraham, 1742. Hardcover, Folio, 3rd volume, 221, 158 leaves, 41 cm. In Hebrew. This was the first edition of the Mishneh torah to appear with Judah Rosanes’ commentary, Mishneh le-melekh. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Includes indexes. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Wear to cover and binding. Hinge repair. Writings inside front cover. Chipping to edges of cover and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-3) (ID #27389) $225.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

112.                      Moses Maimonides; Menasseh Grossberg. ספר הרפואות: ונלוה אליו ספר חבל מנשה. SEFER REFUOT: VE-NILVAH ELAV SEFER HEVEL MENASHEH. London : Bi-Defus Y. Z. Metsik, 1900. Hardcover, 64 pages, 12mo, 23 cm. Other Titles: Hevel Menashe. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear to cover spine and binding. Good condition. (Heb-17-2) (ID #26717) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

113.                         (Maimonides) Hillel Ben Samuel and Solomon Joachim Halberstam. תגמולי הנפש. TAGMULE HA-NEFESH. Lyck, 1874. Hardcover, 8vo, 27 pages, 55 leaves, xxii pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sefarim ha-yotsim le-or be-faam rishonah 'Al-yede Hevrat mekitse nirdamim. SUBJECT(S): Soul. Jewish philosophy. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Dalalat al-ha’irin. Bound with Judah ben Klonymus ben Meir's. Halberstam (1832-1900) was a “Polish scholar and bibliophile. Halberstam was born in Cracow and studied with his father, Isaac Halberstam, an eminent talmudist. During his years as a successful merchant in Bielsko (Bielitz), Poland , he collected rare books and manuscripts. He studied some and lent others to Jewish scholars. Halberstam was one of the founders of the Mekize Nirdamim society. In addition to scholarly articles and notes to the works of other scholars, he published with introductions and notes some of the manuscripts from his library, among them being Yom Tov b. Abraham’s novellae on tractate Niddah, Hiddushei ha-Ritba; Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Sefer ha-Ibbur; and Judah b. Barzillai’s Sefer ha-Shetarot and Perush Sefer Yezirah. In 1890 he published Kohelet Shelomo, a catalog of his manuscripts which listed 411 items. After Halberstam's death most of his manuscripts were sold to the Judith Montefiore College in Ramsgate , England , and are now at Jews' College, London . The majority of the printed books in his library and a small part of his manuscript collection were acquired by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and the library of the Vienna community. Most of his correspondence is preserved in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Halberstam also wrote notes to H. Michael's bibliographical work Or ha-Hayyim” (Habermann in EJ, 2007). Ex-library with bookplate. Hinge repair. Wear to cover binding and spine. Wear to cover and edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-13) (ID #24653) $65.00.

 

 

 

113A.                          Maimonides, Moses , Judah Ben Solomon Harizi, Simon B Scheyer, Leon Schlosberg, Salmon Munk, A Lowy. ספר מורה נבוכים. SEFER MOREH NEVUKHIM. London : Ha-Adon Bagster, 1851.  Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 98 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish -- Medieval. Added title page in Latin: Rabbi Mosis Maimonidis Liber More nebuchim. Printed in double columns. Other Titles: Sefer Moreh nevukhim; Mojre newuchim; Rabbi Mosis Maimonidis Liber More nebuchim. Harizi (1165-1225) was a “Hebrew poet and translator. He was born in Spain , very likely in Christian Toledo, a city that at this time preserved Arabic culture and that he describes with particular detail; however, there are no conclusive proofs of it, and other places have also been suggested. His education in this cultural atmosphere made him familiar with Arabic and Hebrew language and literature. Al-Harizi was a member of a wealthy family which became impoverished, and was therefore dependent on patrons. He spent some years in Provence , where he translated several Arabic works into Hebrew for the non-Arabic speaking Jews and participated in the ideological disputes of the time, returning to Spain in 1190; in 1205 he was in Toledo and wrote a poem on the death of Joseph ben Shoshan. During discussions of the work of Maimonides he defended the Master against the anti-rationalist rabbis from Toledo . Some time later he left Spain to travel to the Orient. He first went to Marseilles , and from there he sailed to Egypt ; in 1215 he arrived in Alexandria and from there he visited Cairo , later continuing to Palestine , Syria , and Iraq . According to the information that he gives us in one of his works, in 1218 he was in Jerusalem . Damascus , Aleppo , Mosul , and Baghdad were among the cities visited. He mentions seeing the tombs of the prophet Ezekiel and of Ezra in Susa . The ten last years of his life, until his death in Aleppo in 1225, are now much better known thanks to important documents discovered and published in recent years. J. Sadan published in 1996 an Arabic biography written by Ibn al-Sha'ar al-Maw ili in a work on the poets of his time. There are also many details about his travels in his Tahkemoni as well as in an Arabic description, Al-rawdah al-aniqah, written by Al-'Arizi himself in his last years, which has been published and annotated by Y. Yahalom and Y. Blau” (Mirsky, Stroll, Saenz-Badillos, Avenary in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Stained pages. Wear to cover edges and binding. Wear and chipping to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-15) (ID #24723) $175.00.

 

 

 

AGGADA

 

114.                      Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph. מאוצר האגדה. ME-OTSAR HA-AGADAH: VOLUME 2, AGADOT `AM. Berlin: Ahisefer. 1913. Cloth. 8vo. Xv, 234 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Legends, Jewish. SERIES: Kol kitve Mikhah Yosef Berditsevski;; kerekh 1-2. Berdichevsky (1865-1921), also know as Ben-Gorion, was born in Podalia, to a long line of rabbis. In his teens, he read the Haskalah writers, and this conflict between modernism and tradition informed his entire literary career. It also caused deep disagreements with teachers and family members. He began to be published in 1888, writing both fiction and non-fiction. In 1890, he moved to Russia, and was acquainted with David Frischmann; in 1892 he moved to Germany. In Berlin, he solidified a philosophy of personal and intellectual freedom in the face of "stultifying" tradition. His writing attacked any already-established position, including the Haskalah and Zionism, and demanded an expansion of the Jewish literary canon. Though a later trip back to Russia, and witnessing the realities of Jewish life there, slightly moderated his polemics, Berdichevsky wrote much of the same, though he also branched out to collections of legends and Jewish history. It is of no surprise that his readers were divided along generational lines; the younger readers flocked to his work, while older critics rejected his ideas. (Almagor, EJ) Bookplate, good+ condition. (HebLit-5-9) (ID #24514) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

114A.                      Bialik, Hayyim Nahman. SEFER HA-AGADAH: MIVHAR HA-AGADOT SHEBA-TALMUD UVA-MIDRASHIM SEDUROT LE-FIY HA-`INYANIM U-MEFORASHOT `AL YEDE. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES (BOOKS 1-6). Odessa, 1912. Cloth. 8vo. 130, 247, 215 pages. In Hebrew. Six volumes in three. SUBJECT(S): Aggadah; Midrash - legends. Bialik (1873-1934) was "the greatest Hebrew poet of modern times. " His childhood and youth influenced his poetry - the fields and forests of Volhynia, the solitariness of his grandfather's house where he lived after his father died, and the yeshiva he went to in Volozhin. Other influences include Ahad Ha-Am, and Russian literature - which he began to read as he became disillusioned with the religiosity at the yeshiva, and further immersed himself in after leaving the yeshiva and going to Odessa. His first published work was the poem "El ha-Zippor, " which was published in 1892, in the first volume of Ha-Pardes. Later in life he lived also in Berlin, and settled in Palestine in 1924. (EJ, Spicehandler) Embossed covers. Binding slightly loose on third volume. Light wear to spines. Good condition. (HEB-19-19) (ID #26758) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

115.                      Hyman, Aaron. BET VA’AD LA-HAKHAMIM: MAFTEAH LE-KHOL HA AGADOT. London: Goodmansfields, 1902. Boards, 8vo. 272 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Quotations. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Hyman (1862–1937), was a Russian-born London rabbi and scholar. Born in Slutsk, Belorussia, he studied at various yeshivot and in 1885 he settled in London. Active in communal life, he helped found the Mizrachi organization of Great Britain and in 1909, the Etz Chaim Yeshivah of London. In 1933 he moved to Tel Aviv. All his books have become indispensable aids to rabbis and scholars, and a number of new editions of them have appeared. (EJ Preschel, Tovia) Envelope with the name Mrs. Louis Petchesky, 400 Crown Street, Brooklyn NY laid in. Wear to covers. Spine repaired, pages slightly tanned. Good condition. (HEB-19-18) (ID #21323) $45.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

116.                      Ibn Shaprut, Shem Tov, Zweifel, Eliezer. פרדס רמונים: על הגדות התלמוד PARDES RIMONIM: ‘AL HAGADOT HA-TALMUD. Zhitomir: Bi-Defus A. S. Shadov, 1866. Hardcover, 8vo, 122 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Aggada -- Commentaries. Zweifel, Eliezer (1815–1888) was a “Hebrew author and essayist, one of the first Haskalah writers to view Hasidism sympathetically. Zweifel was born in Mogilev. His father belonged to the Chabad movement, and his traditional education included rabbinic and Hasidic literature, medieval studies, and Kabbalah. Later, he studied the works of the Haskalah and the Wissenschaft des Judentums writers in Hebrew and German. After many years of wandering in various Russian towns, earning his living by preaching and teaching, he was appointed lecturer in Mishnah and Talmud in the government rabbinical seminary at Zhitomir in 1853, remaining there until the seminary was closed in 1873. Zweifel’s writings are distinguished by profuse quotations from rabbinic sources and his wide erudition” (Slutsky in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Bumped corners and edges. Repair to spine. Wear to binding. Light staining on pages. Good condition. (Heb-19-7) (ID #26755) $135.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

117.                      Ibn Shaprut, Shem Tov, Eliezer Zweifel. ספר פרדס רמונים: על הגדות התלמוד. SEFER PARDES RIMONIM: ‘AL HAGADOT HA-TALMUD. Zitomir: Bi-Defus A. S. Shadov, 1866. Hardcover, 8vo, 122 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Aggada -- Commentaries. 880-03, Pardes rimonim. Zweifel (1815–1888) was a “Hebrew author and essayist, one of the first Haskalah writers to view Hasidism sympathetically. Zweifel was born in Mogilev. His father belonged to the Chabad movement, and his traditional education included rabbinic and Hasidic literature, medieval studies, and Kabbalah. Later, he studied the works of the Haskalah and the Wissenschaft des Judentums writers in Hebrew and German. After many years of wandering in various Russian towns, earning his living by preaching and teaching, he was appointed lecturer in Mishnah and Talmud in the government rabbinical seminary at Zhitomir in 1853, remaining there until the seminary was closed in 1873. Zweifel was liked by his students, who included A. J. Paperna and M. Margolis, and inspired them with a love of Jewish tradition and the Talmud. By nature, he was a moderate; he tried “as far as possible to emphasize the favorable aspect of everything and every person” (preface to his Shalom al Yisrael, 3 (1870), 11). Zweifel’s writings are distinguished by profuse quotations from rabbinic sources and his wide erudition. They lack, however, systematic structure, and today his works are primarily of historical interest” (Slutsky in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTS, University of Leeds, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Bibliotheek Universiteit van Amsterdam) Ex-library with usual markings. Bumped cover corners. Light staining of pages. Very good condition. (Heb-21-4). (ID #26933) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

118.                      Maximovsky, Sh. B. חלום אביב: אגדה. HALOM AVIV: AGADAH. London: Y. Naroditski, 1912. Original inner cover, 12mo, 12 pages, 15 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Legends. "Le-zakher Yehuda Shtainberg. "--First page. Small book inside a larger hardcover binding. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (U of Denver, Hebrew Union). Ex-library. English translation writing on title page. Hinge repair to binding. Wear to cover edges. Small water stain on front cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-13) (ID #26928) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSAR

 

119.                      Volozhiner, Hayyim Ben Isaac. יראת ה׳ לחיים. YIR’AT H. LE-HAYIM. Vilna: Menahem Nahum Ben Barukh Ve-Simhah Zimel Ben Menhem Nahum, 1837. Hardcover, 8vo, 126 pages, 23 cm. 2nd edition. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Ethics, Jewish. Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature. Second edition. Hayyim ben Isaac (1749–1821) was a “rabbi and educator, leading disciple of R. Elijah b. Solomon Zalman the Gaon of Vilna and of R. Aryeh Gunzberg. R. Hayyim was the acknowledged spiritual leader of non-Hasidic Russian Jewry of his day. Hayyim distinguished himself both in the theoretical and practical spheres. In 1802 he founded the renowned yeshivah of Volozhin, which became the prototype and inspiration for the great talmudic academies of Eastern Europe of the 19th and 20th centuries, and similar schools in Israel, the United States, and elsewhere. His yeshivah. Transformed the whole religio-intellectual character of Lithuanian Jewry. Imbued with his educational philosophy, it raised religious scholarship in Lithuania to the unique status it was to enjoy there until the Holocaust. It attracted students from afar enhancing the dignity of their calling. Hayyim set high standards for admission, insisting on extreme diligence and constancy of study, and instituted in the yeshivah the system of collegial study, preferring it to self-study. The talmudic methodology, which was introduced by Hayyim into the yeshivah, was that of internal criticism of texts which he had learned from the Vilna Gaon. Though humble and of pleasant disposition, Hayyim was fearlessly independent in his scholarly endeavors. His insistence upon “straight thinking” (iyyun yashar), as opposed to the complicated dialectics common to much of the talmudic discourse of his time, led him occasionally to disagree even with decisions of the Shulhan Arukh, albeit with appropriate reverence. The theological framework for Hayyim’s educational philosophy is contained in his posthumously published Nefesh ha-Hayyim, which is addressed primarily to “the men of the yeshivah” (Lamm in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Cover corners torn and worn. Ex-library with usual markings. Chipped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Light staining to pages. Notes in front and back cover page. Good condition of text. (Heb-21-7) (ID #26793) $200.00.

 

 

120.                      Bernfeld, Simon. דור חכם: מונוגרפיה ע״ד חכמי עמנו המצוינים במאה הי״ט ותקופתם. DOR HAKHAM: MONOGRAFYAH `A.D. HOKHME `AMENU HA-METSUYANIM BA-MEAH HA-19 U-TEKUFATAM. Warsaw: Toshiyah. 1896. Cloth. 12mo. 90 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews - biography; Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. BOUND WITH: Bernfeld, Simon. דור תהפוכות : מונוגרפיה מימי ראשית השכלת היהודים בגרמניה בשנות המאה ה־81. DOR TAHAPUKHOT: MONOGRAFYOT MI-YEME RESHIT HASKALAT HA-YEHUDIM BE-GERMANYAH BI-SHENOT HA-MEAH HA-SHEMONEH-`ESREH. Warsaw: Tushiyah, 1897-1898. 128, 87 pages. In Hebrew. Complete, two volumes bound in one. SUBJECT(S): Jews -history - 1789-1945; Jew - Germany - history. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. "Bernfeld was born in Stanislav, Galicia, and was educated in Koenigsberg and Berlin. In 1886 he was appointed chief rabbi of the Sephardi community of Belgrade, Serbia; he remained there until 1894, when he returned to Berlin and devoted himself to scholarly pursuits. He continued his literary work until his death, despite blindness in his later years. Bernfeld wrote several monographs in Hebrew on Jewish history and philosophy, the earliest published when he was only 19." (Klausner, EJ) Tanned, good condition. (HebLit-5-25x) (ID #24531) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

121.                      Gerondi, Jonah Ben Abraham. שערי תשובה. SHA`ARE TESHUVAH. Vacz: Administration Des Tel Taplios. , 1916. Cloth. 8vo. 99 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The gates of repentance. SUBJECT(S): Ethics, Jewish. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA). Gerondi (1200-1263) was a Spanish rabbi, and cousin of Nahmanides. His hometown was Gerona, but he lived many years in Barcelona, and spent the end of his life in Toledo, where he built a yeshiva. Much of his preaching and writing concerned ethics. Gerondi's books on ethics were widely read, in which "he protested forcefully against the many Spanish Jews who disregarded the mitzvot and against widespread sexual immorality. "(EJ, Kupfer) Owner's name on fly leaf, pages tanned, boards a little worn, spine repaired, good- condition. (RAB-21-15) (ID #21739) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

122.                      Mahrich, Jehiel. ספר הדעות והמדות : אשר תזרח עליהן שמש הגבואה. אחוזים. בשרשי וענפי התורה, הנבאים והכתובים, ונוזלים מן לבנון הרלב׳׳ג. SEFER HA-DEOT VEHA-MIDOT: ASHER TIZRAH ALEHEM SHEMESH HA-GAVOAH. AHUZIM. BE-SHORSHE ANFE HA-TORAH, HA-NEVIIM YEHA-KETUVIM, VE-NOZLIM MIN LEVANON HA-RALBAG / HUBAR VE-HUKHAN ME-ET YEHIEL BEN-SHELOMOH MAHARIAH. Varsha: Bi-Defus S. H. Orgelbrand, 1865. Cloth, 100 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Parallel title: Hadeoth wehamidoth. Subject: Conduct of life. Very Good Condition. Wear and tear on the cover and binding. Stained pages. (k-rab-1-17) (ID #21668) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

123.                      Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Pakuda, Yehudah Ibn Tibon, Max Emanuel Stern. חובות הלבבות. HOVOT HA-LEVAVOT. Vien, 1856. Hardcover, 8vo, xxvi, 462 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics -- Early works to 1800. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten; Torat hovot ha-levavot. Bahya (second half of 11th century), was a “moral philosopher. Little is known about the particulars of Bahya's life beyond the fact that he lived in Muslim Spain, probably at Saragossa. Bahya was also known as a paytan and some of his piyyutim are metered. Twenty piyyutim, either published or in manuscript, signed with the name Bahya are assumed to be his. Bahya's major work, Kitab al-Hidaya ila Fara’id al-Qulub, was written around 1080. It was translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon n 1161 under the title hovot ha-Levavot ("Duties of the Hearts"), and in this version it became popular and had a profound influence on all subsequent Jewish pietistic literature. Several abridgments were made of the Hebrew translation, and the work was translated into Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Yiddish. In more recent times it has been translated into English, German (Choboth ha-L'baboth. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten, tr. By M. Stern, 1856), and French. In his Hovot ha-Levavot Bahya drew a great deal upon non-Jewish sources, borrowing from Muslim mysticism, Arabic Neoplatonism, and perhaps also from the Hermetic writings. From Muslim authors he borrowed the basic structure of the book as well as definitions, aphorisms, and examples to illustrate his doctrines. Despite the fact that Bahya borrowed so liberally from non-Jewish sources, Hovot ha-Levavot remains an essentially Jewish book” (Vajda in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Front and back cover not attached. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Rab-50-6) (ID #25837) $30.00.

 

 

 

124.                      Maimonides, Moses and Ezekiel Feivel Ben Zeev Wolf. מוסר השכל:.הלכות דעות.הלכות תשובה. MUSAR HASEKHEL:. HILKHOT DE’OT . HILKHOT TESHUVAH. Warsaw : G. Ve-F. Levenzohn, 1855. [1867]. Hardcover, 12mo, 178 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Maimonides, Moses, Hilkhot deot -- Commentaries. Maimonidies, Moses, Hilkhot teshuvah -- Commentaries.880-03, Sefer musar haskel. Title page is dated in Hebrew 627, i. E. 1867, in Polish publisher's statement 1855. Titale page. Has ornamental border. Other Titles: Hilkhot deot; Hilkhot teshuvah; Leshon ha-zahav; Leshon hakhamim; Katzin Rare Book Collection. Sefer musar haskel; Leshon hakhamim. Leshon ha-zahav. Maimonides (1135-1204) was “the most illustrious figure in Judaism in the post-talmudic era, and one of the greatest of all time, Maimonides was born in Cordoba, Spain, to his father Maimon, dayyan of Cordoba and himself a renowned scholar and pupil of Joseph ibn Migash. He continues his genealogy, "the son of the learned Joseph, son of Isaac the dayyan, son of Joseph the dayyan, son of Obadiah the dayyan, son of the rabbi Solomon, son of Obadiah" (end of commentary to Mishnah); traditions extend the genealogy to R. Judah ha-Nasi. Posterity even recorded the day and hour and even minute of his birth, "On the eve of Passover (the 14th of Nisan) which was a Sabbath, an hour and a third after midday, in the year 4895 (1135) of the Creation" (Sefer Yuhasin) …Maimonides was active as head of the community. He took vigorous steps to deal with the Karaites, and as a result brought about the supremacy of the Rabbanites in Cairo. Maimonides succeeded in restoring rabbinic practice in this matter, but generally his policy toward the Karaites was more lenient in his later years, and was continued by his son Abraham. Maimonides made various changes in liturgical custom, the most radical of which was the abolition of the repetition of the Amidah in the interests of decorum. With the completion of the Guide, Maimonides' literary work, apart from his extensive correspondence, came to an end. In failing health he nevertheless continued his work as head of the Jewish community and as court physician. Maimonides died on December 13, 1204. There were almost universal expressions of grief. Public mourning was ordained in all parts of the Jewish world. In Fostat mourning was ordained for three days and in Jerusalem a public fast and the Scriptural readings instituted concluded with the verse "the glory is departed from Israel, for the Ark of the Lord is taken" (I Sam. 4: 22). His remains were taken to Tiberias for burial, and his grave is still an object of pilgrimage” (Rabinowitz, Louis Isaac, Jacob I. Dienstag, Arthur Hyman, Suessmann Muntner, and Bernard R. Goldstein in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Leeds, Spertus). Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Spine bounding repair. Wear to cover binding and corners. Some notes on pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-12). (ID #24652) $100.00.

 

 

125.                      Tam, Jacob Ben Meir. ספר הישר לרבינו תם: בעל התוספות זצ"ל. SEFER HA-YASHAR LE-RABENU TAM: BA’AL HA-TOSAFOT ZATSAL. Amsterdam: Nidpas al Yede Alvarish Soto, M. Even Yakar Brandon, U-B. Di Yunkh, 1708. Softcover, 34 leaves, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Other Titles: Sefer ha-yashar (Ethical work). Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear to edges of pages and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-2) (ID #27388) $325.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KABALA

 

126.                      Nissim, Shelomoh Ben Eliyahu. ספר אדרת אליהו : בקנאו קנאת ה׳. נגד ספר הויכוח על קדמות ספר הזהר וקדמות חכמת הקבלה וקדמות הנקודות והטעמים. SEFER ADERET ELIYAHU: BE-KANO KIN`AT H. NEGED SEFER HA-VIKUAH `AL KADMUT SEFER HA-ZOHAR VE-KADMUT HOKHMAT HA-KABALAH VE-KADMUT HA-NEKUDOT VEHA-TE`AMIM. Vilna: A. Ts. Katsinelinboygen. 1885. Cloth. 12mo. 39 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala - history and criticism; Hebrew language - vocalization; Tropes (Jewish); Luzzatto, Samuel David, 1800-1865; Zohar - authorship. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, Columbia, Spertus Institute, JTSA, Univ of Manchester). Ex library. Boards worn, water stains throughout, good- condition. (RAB-20-7) (ID #21766) $60.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITURGY

 

127.                      סדר סליחות. SEDER SELIHOT SHE-NOHAGIM LE-OMRAM BE-KHOL LAYLAH AHAR ARAVIT MI-SHE-AVAR ROSH HODESH ELUL AD YOM HA-KIPURIM HUTS ME-SHABAT VE-ROSH HA-SHANAH KHE-FI HA-MINHAG BE-MODENA YA”A; VE-NOSAF HATARAT NEDARIM U-KELALOT KE-FI MINHAGAM HA-TOV. Vinitsaah: Bragadina, 1795. Hardcover, 12mo, 32 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jews -- Italy -- Modena -- Prayer-books and devotions. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Rebound. Wear to binding. Page corners worn and bent. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-10) (ID #27068) $625.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

128.                      SEDER TEFILOT YOM HAKIPURIM. KE-MINHAG KEHILAT SEFARADIM Y. TS. V ‘IM HA-TEFILOT MI-KITVE. HA-ARI. UMI-SEF. HEMDAT YAMIM . KE-MINHAG KUSHTANTINAH U-MEDINOT HA-MIZRAH. Venetsi’ah: Nella Stamparia Bragadina, 1792. Hardcover, 12mo, 196 leaves (146-352), 2 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. Mahzorim -- Texts. Other Titles: Mahzor (Sephardic). Stained pages. Water stain on bottom binding section of first few pages. Wear to binding. Bumped corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-8) (ID #26943) $325.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

129.                      Abraham Ben Nathan and Jacob Moses Goldberg. SEFER HA-MANHIG:. TAAME VI-YESODE KOL HA-MINHAGIM. Berlin: A. Y. Kornek, Germany, 1855. Hardcover, 119 leaves, 8vo, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800.Other Titles: Manhig. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Browning of pages. Top left corner of title page torn, no text lost. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-15) (ID #24169) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

130.                      Ibn Ghiyyat, Isaac, Seligmann Baer Bamberger and Yitshak Yeranen. ספר שערי שמחה: הלכות רבינו יצחק בן רבי יהודה אבן גיאת הנקראים בשם מאה שערים: עם מקורות, ביאורים והערות יצחק ירנן. SEFER SHAARE SIMHAH: HILKHOT RABENU YITSHAK BEN RABI YEHUDAH IBN GIYAT HA-NIKRAIM BE-SHEM MEAH SHEARIM: IM MEKOROT, BEURIM VE-HEAROT YITSHAK YERANEN (ONLY VOLUME 2). Furta, Germany. Simha Ha-Levi, 1861. Hardcover, 118 pages, 8vo, 29 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Jewish mourning customs -- Early works to 1800. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Shaare simhah; At head of title: Hilkhot ha-Rits Giyat. Bamberger (1807-1878) was a "rabbinical scholar and leader of German Orthodoxy. Born in the Bavarian village of Wiesenbronn, Bamberger studied at the yeshivah of Fuerth and in his native village. Bamberger opposed the proponents of Reform at a meeting of Jewish communities of Lower Franconia in 1834. In 1840 he was elected to succeed Bing, the district rabbi of Wuerzburg, in the face of fierce opposition from the Reformers. Bamberger continued the local yeshivah, founded an elementary school in 1855, and a teachers' training college in 1864. Despite his religious conservatism, Bamberger's position became the basis for modern Orthodox openness and acceptance of the surrounding non-Orthodox and secular Jewish community. The "Wuerzburger Rav, " as he was called, was one of the last great German-style talmudists, and his literary work was chiefly devoted to subjects of practical halakhah. Bamberger also wrote a commentary on Isaac ibn Ghayyat's halakhic compendium (Sha'arei Simah) and a treatise on the Al Tikrei formula in Talmud and Midrash. Together with A. Adler and M. Lehmann, Bamberger published a German translation of the Pentateuch on behalf of the Orthodox-Israelitische Bibelanstalt to counter L. Philippson's Bible translation, against which he had published a polemical pamphlet" (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Spertus, Univ of Leeds). Shalom Spiegel's copy with bookplate. Hinge repair. Wear to edges of cover. Some stained pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-6) (ID #24567) $75.00.

 

 

131.                      Erter, Isaac and Meir Letteris. הצופה לבית ישראל:. עם פתח דבר אל הקורא ותולדות המחבר מאת מאיר הלוי לעטעריס; ונוסף . קיצור דיני הקרבנות והטומאות אשר נמצא בין כתבי יד המחבר. HA-TSOFEH LE-VET YISRA’EL. Wien: A. Hilberg, 1864. Hardcover, 8vo, xv, 145 pages, portrait. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Satire, Hebrew. Sacrifice -- Judaism. Purity, Ritual -- Judaism. Erter, Isaac. Other Titles: Dr. Isaak Erter's gesammelte Schriften. Erter (1791-1851) was a “Hebrew satirist of the Haskalah. Born in Koniuszek near Przemysl, Erter, during the earlier part of his life, lived in various places including Lvov, where he, together with a group of young maskilim, was excommunicated in 1816 by Rabbi Jacob Ornstein; Budapest, where he studied medicine; and Brody, then an important commercial and cultural center for Galician Jewry, where he settled in 1831 and remained for the rest of his life. In addition to his literary work, Erter was also active communally among Haskalah circles, showing special interest in the plans for a reform of contemporary Jewish society. Toward the end of his life, he collaborated with his friend Y. H. Schorr in the early stages of the founding of He-Halutz, a Hebrew periodical dedicated to the study of Judaica in the spirit of religious reform, and distinguished by a boldly critical treatment of problems relating to Jewish tradition. Erter's only book, Ha-Zofeh le-Veit Yisrael, consists of five satires, all of which had been published separately with the addition of some personal correspondence relevant to his literary career. Noteworthy among the satires are the following: Hasidut ve-Hokhmah, Tashlikh, and Gilgul Nefesh. Written in the form of epistles, several of the satires seem to have been modeled on the work of Lucian, the second-century Greek satirist, whose writings were very popular in European Rationalist literature and which Erter came to know in Wieland's German translation. Lucian's satiric and ironic treatment of Greek mythology and of ignorant and boorish antiquity during its decline was adapted by Erter in his fight against the traditionalist Jewish society of his day. The recurring character – a type of "persona satirae" – "the watchman of the House of Israel, " has its source in the prophet-castigator of Ezekiel 3: 17; by virtue of the authority of the biblical figure, Erter's watchman reviews the reality of Jewish society in Galicia and Poland in the first half of the 19th century. In this narrative, written in an autobiographical manner, the "observer" gathers evidence and confronts the reader with confessions of figures belonging to an imaginary, fanciful world, confessions made in a dream state or after death. Having endowed them with a keen rhetoric ability, Erter enables these figures to explain their character and experience by ironic exaggeration, coupled with the idealistic pathos characteristic of the Haskalah movement” (Werses in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with bookplate. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Notes on some pages. Chipping to edges of first few pages. Bumped corners and chipped edges of cover and spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-28) (ID #24668) $100.00.

 

 

132.                      Horowitz, Isaiah. תקון ליל שבועות והושענא רבה : על פי הסדר מספר שלה הקדוש. TIKUN LEL SHAVUOT VE-HOSHANA RABAH: 'AL PI HA-SEDER MI-SEFER SHELAH HA-KADOSH. Vilna: Bi-Defus Yosef Re’uven Be-R. Menahem Man Rom, 1856. Hardcover, 8vo, 260 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Shavuot -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Reprint of the Vilna edition of 1852. Other Titles: Tikkun leil Shavuot. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Fl Atlantic Univ). Ex-library. Front hinge repair. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-17) (ID #25500) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

133.                      Plessner, Elias. DERUSH VE-HIDUSH: BE-‘INYAN I MAHANI BITUL HAMETS ‘AL YEDE SHALIAH. Berlin: Bi-Defus Tsevi Hirch Ittskovski, 1879. Hardcover, 8vo, 20 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Passover -- Customs and practices. Title Subject: Talmud Bavli -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, Yivo Institute for Jewish Res, Harvard, Vanderbilt University, National Library of Israel). Imprint stamp on font and back cover pages. Light yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-23-20) (ID #26797) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIYYUTIM

 

134.                      Delitzsch, Franz. ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JUDISCHEN POESIE VOM ABSCHLUSS DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFTEN ALTEN BUNDES BIS AUF DIE NEUESTE ZEIT. Leipzig, K. Tauchnitz, 1836. Hardcover, 8vo, xxiv, 224 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Includes bibliographical references. Delitzsch (1813–1890), was a “German Protestant theologian, Bible and Judaica scholar. Inspired by Julius Fuerst to devote himself to the study of Judaism, he was appointed professor of theology at the university of his native Leipzig in 1844. Later he taught at Rostock, Erlangen, and again in Leipzig. Though Delitzsch was a devoted Christian and the most significant figure of the Lutheran “Mission to the Jews, ” believing in the supremacy of the New Testament over the Old, he maintained an extraordinary understanding of, and affection for, Judaism. Well versed in Hebrew and in Semitic languages, as well as in the Talmud and in medieval Jewish literature, Delitzsch was in close touch with the leading Jewish scholars of his time. As a devout Christian, he proselytized among the Jews, wrote several pamphlets for that purpose, and made a new translation of the New Testament into Hebrew (1877, 190112; supposedly with the assistance of A. H. Weiss) ” (Breuer in EJ 2007). Bumped cover corners. Light staining to some pages. Otherwise very good condition. (Heb-15-1) (ID #25820) $240.00.

 

 

135.                      Another copy of the same title, but Front cover detached. Bookplate of previous owner inside front cover. Otherwise very good condition. (Heb-15-1B) (ID #26128) $240.00.

 

 

 

 

136.                      Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Paguda and Adolph Jellinek. TORAT HOVOT HA-LEVAVOT. Laiptsig [Leipzig], Germany: Bi-Defus P. A. Brokhoyz, 1846. Hardcover, xlviii, 464 pages, 16mo, 14 cm. In Hebrew. Bahya (second half of 11th century) was “a moral philosopher. Little is known about the particulars of Bahya's life beyond the fact that he lived in Muslim Spain, probably at Saragossa. Bahya was also known as a paytan and some of his piyyutim are metered. Twenty piyyutim, either published or in manuscript, signed with the name Bahya are assumed to be his. Bahya's major work, Kitab al-Hidaya ila Fara’id al-Qulub (ed. A. S. Yahuda, 1912), was written around 1080. It was translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon in 1161 under the title Hovot ha-Levavot ("Duties of the Hearts"), and in this version it became popular and had a profound influence on all subsequent Jewish pietistic literature. Joseph Kimhi also translated portions of it, but his version gained no circulation and is still in manuscript. Several abridgments were made of the Hebrew translation, and the work was translated into Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Yiddish. In more recent times it has been translated into English (Duties of the Heart, text and translation by M. Hyamson, 1962), German (Choboth ha-L'baboth. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten, tr. By M. Stern, 1856), and French Introduction aux devoirs des coeurs, tr. By A. Chouraqui, 1950). In his Hovot ha-Levavot Bahya drew a great deal upon non-Jewish sources, borrowing from Muslim mysticism, Arabic Neoplatonism, and perhaps also from the Hermetic writings. From Muslim authors he borrowed the basic structure of the book as well as definitions, aphorisms, and examples to illustrate his doctrines. ” (Vajda in EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S): Ethics, Jewish -- To 1492. Edited by Isaac Benjacob with an introduction in German by Adolf Jellinek. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Hebrew Union). Wear to binding. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Title and first page, slight chipping to edges and corners. Last 3 pages, slight tears, minimal text loss. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-10) (ID #24164) $165.00.

 

 

 

HEBREW LITERATURE

 

137.                      Cohen, Shalom Ben Jacob. NIR DAVID: SHIRE TIFERET . LI-GEON `UZENU. DAVID BEN YISHAI MELEKH YISRAEL BE-`ESRIM SHIRIM. Vienna: Bey A. Edlen V. Schmid. 1834. Cloth. 12mo. 409 pages. In Hebrew. Complete, four volumes in one. SUBJECT (S): David, King of Israel - poetry; Fiction. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Marbled edges. Ex library with library binding. Water stain throughout, otherwise good condition. (MX-21-16) (ID #23895) $275.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

138.                      Epstein, Zalman. כתבי זלמן עפשטיין. KITVE ZALMAN EPSHTAIN. St. Peterburg: Bi-Defus Yosef Lurya Ve-Shutafo, 1904. Softcover, volume 1 only. 251 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature. Epstein (1860-1936) was a “Hebrew essayist and critic. Epstein was born in Luban, Belorussia, and he received his early education at the Volozhin yeshivah. At the age of 16 he moved to Odessa where he lived for 30 years. He served on the central committee of Hovevei Zion from 1890 to 1900 in Odessa. Later Epstein lived in St. Petersburg, Warsaw, and Moscow, and settled in Palestine in 1925. In 1879 he began to publish letters and articles in the Hebrew press, some under the pen-names of "Shelomo ha-Elkoshi" and "Ben Azzai. " His article, "The Spirit of Nationalism and its Results in Modern Times, " brought him a measure of recognition. He became a regular contributor to Ha-Meliz and later to Ha-Zefirah, Ha-Shilo'ah, and other journals, writing primarily about Jewish problems, particularly the settlement of Palestine and Zionism. He contributed a series of articles in Yiddish to the St. Petersburg paper Der Tog. Epstein also commented on Hebrew and general literature, and published a number of poetic sketches, the best known of which are the series Mi-Sefer ha-Zikhronot shel Shelomo ha-Elkoshi. In his article "Ha-Sefer ve-ha-Hayyim", in: Lu'ah Ahi'asaf, 1 (1894), he called upon Hebrew writers not to concern themselves solely with Jewish problems. Epstein was a romantic who respected and admired Jewish traditions and sought to blend Judaism and humanism. He was the first to publish articles in Hebrew on Dostoyevski, Tolstoy, and Turgenev. His style was biblical and ornate. Only a few of his hundreds of articles and sketches were collected in the two volumes of his work, one of which appeared in St. Petersburg in 1905, the other in Tel Aviv in 1938. His monograph Moshe Leib Lilienblum was published in 1935” (Elkoshi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Outer cover missing. Hinge repair. Chipping to edges of front and back cover. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-11) (ID #24600) $30.00.

 

 

139.                      Ben-Yehudah, Hemda. חות בני רכב. HAVAT BENE REKHAV. Yerushalayim: Be-Hotsa’ot Motsi Le-Or Ha-“hashkafah” Shelomoh Yisra’el Shirizli, 1906. Hardcover, 12mo, 32 pages, portrait, 15 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. “Totsa’ah meyuhadah meha-“Hashkafah” shanah 3” Cover title. The author (née Paula Jonas), was the lexicographer Eliezer Ben Yehudah’s 2nd wife, marrying him shortly after the death of her sister, his first wife Devora (née Jonas). “Adopting the Hebrew name Hemdah, she learned Hebrew fluently in record time, became a reporter for his paper [‘Hatzvi’ -- The Deer -- a weekly newspaper], and in time took over as editor, in order to allow Eliezer to concentrate on his research of the lost Hebrew words that the reborn tongue required…. ’Hatzvi’ was the first Hebrew paper to report what was happening throughout the land. For this paper Eliezer needed to coin new Hebrew words for objects and verbs that did not exist in the days of the last Hebrew commonwealth” (Junior Judaica, Encyclopedia Judaica for Youth, 1992). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Harvard, Princeton, NYPL, Stanford, UC-Berkeley). Slight browning and wear to edges of pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-27) (ID #24667) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

140.                      Boguslawsky, Israel Shalom Yudovitsh. MI-GIBBORE ISRAEL. SIPPUR LEUMMI. Zitomir [Zhitomir], Kesselmann & Feinberg, 1901. Hardcover, 16 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Russia. Title and text in Hebrew. Add. Title in Russian: Iz hebreiskikh heroev. Jewish farmers in Russia. A novel. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (John Hopkins). Slight browning of pages. Section of top margin chipped off on last 9 pages, with no text loss. Chipped pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-5) (ID #24545) $135.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

141.                      Cumberland, Richard. איש יהודי. ISH YEHUDI: MAHAZEH SHA’ASHU’IM. Vilna, 1878. Hardcover, 12mo, 84 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. 1st Hebrew edition. Cumberland (1732-1811) was an “English playwright and novelist who tried to reverse the image of the Jew created by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice. Educated at Cambridge, Cumberland began writing plays around 1759. His first stage Jew was Naphtali in The Fashionable Lover. This was an unflattering portrait, but by the time he wrote The Jew, his attitude had changed completely. In the person of Sheva, Cumberland brought a new kind of Jew to the English stage. Sheva, like Shylock, is a usurer, hustled and insulted by the gentlemen of the town as "the meerest muckworm in the city of London. " But by the end of the play the audience is made to realize that not one of the unflattering epithets really applies to him, and he is acclaimed as "the widow's friend, the orphan's father, the poor man's protector, the universal philanthropist. " In spite of touches of melodrama and sentimentality, The Jew did well on the stage and had an influence on the more serious drama of the period. It has been translated into Hebrew and Yiddish. Cumberland produced a collection of essays, The Observer, in which he introduced the saintly original of Sheva, Abraham Abrahams. He also wrote an unsuccessful comic opera entitled The Jew of Mogadore. Cumberland's philo-Semitism paved the way for other favorable depictions of Jews in English literary works” (Fisch in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 5copies worldwide (Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, NYPL). Ex-library. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-40-21) (ID #24661) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

142.                      Jawitz, Wolf. SIHOT MINNI QEDEM ‘IM MA’AMAR HEGYONI ‘AL SEGULLAT HAM-MELISA HAS-SIPPURIT BE-HAGGADOT HAZA”L BE-SEM “HAM-MIQRA WE-HA-AGGADA” = SICHOT MINI KEDEM. Warsa Bi-Defus Boimritter We-Gonsor, 1887. Hardcover, 8vo, 12, 120 pages. In Hebrew. Jawitz (Kolno, Lomza Poland 1848-London, 1924) was a "Hebrew author and historian.He was a representative of the Orthodox tendency in modern Hebrew literature and in the Zionist movement, and was one of the champions of the Hibbath Zion movement.He advocated the creation of a new community life in Palestine which was to go hand in hand with a regeneration of religion on the basis of tradition. In 1898, Jawitz left Palestine and came to Vilna where, together with others, he formed the Mizrahi (Orthodox) wing of Zionism and was for a time editor of its organ, Hamizrah” (UJE, 10:48).Subject (s): Aggada OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg). Hinge repair. Stained pages. Slight browning to edges of pages. Bumped corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-38-5) (ID #24614) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

143.                      Lehmann, Marcus. ZIS OPPENHAYM: SIPUR HISTORI. Mainz, 1872. Hardcover, 12mo, 104 pages, 15 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. SUBJECT (S): Suess-Oppenheimer, Joseph, 1692-1738 -- Fiction. Lehmann (1831-1890) was a “German Orthodox rabbi, scholar, and writer. Lehmann was born in Verden, Germany, and studied with Israel Hildesheimer in Halberstadt, with S. L. Rapoport in Prague, and at Halle. In Prague he was friendly with the writer Solomon Kohn, who may have influenced Lehmann's future work as a writer. In 1853 an organ was introduced in the synagogue of Mainz and in 1854, when the Orthodox members formed a separate congregation, Lehmann was elected their rabbi and, eventually, one of the leaders and spokesmen of modern German Orthodoxy. In Mainz he founded a religious school which from 1859 was an elementary day school for boys and girls. Lehmann wrote polemically against Reform and founded the weekly Israelit to counter the influence of Ludwig Philippson's Reform periodical, Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums; the Israelit became the principal voice of German Orthodoxy. Lehmann was the main contributor to the Israelit and his many historical novels, including Rabbi Joselmann von Rosheim, and short stories were first published in it. His stories were collected in Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, and many were translated or adapted into Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, French, Hungarian, English, and other languages. Lehmann's stories have no great literary merit, but as juvenile literature, they have religious and educational value. Of more scholarly importance, though also primarily intended for popular instruction, are his German edition of the Haggadah, anonymously revised and enlarged by H. Ehrmann and translated into English, and his Sabbath lectures on Avot, collected as Die Sprueche der Vaeter in which Lehmann made use of earlier commentators, particularly of Samuel b. Isaac 's Midrash Shemu’el, and thus made the commentators accessible to the German reader. Lehmann also published the tractate Berakhot of the Jerusalem Talmud with the commentary of Solomon Sirillo and his own notes, Meir Nativ. Lehmann translated the Pentateuch in the Bible translation initiated by the Orthodox Bible Institute to counter the translation of Zunz and others. As editor of the Israelit, Lehmann agreed increasingly with S. R. Hirsch’s intransigent line in Hirsch's differences with Hildesheimer, Lehmann's friend and teacher” (Rothschild in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, JTS, Hebrew Union). Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-40-26) (ID #24666) $150.00.

 

 

144.                      Mapu, Abraham. אשמת שומרון:. בימי אחז מלך יהודה ופקח בן רמליהו והושע בן אלה מלכי ישראל. ASHMAT SHOMRON: NIKHBADOT MEDUBAR BO BI-YEME AHAZ MELEKH YEHUDAH U-FEKAH BEN REMALYAHU VE-HOSHE’A BEN ELAH MALKHE YISRA’EL (2 VOLUMES). Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom, 1865. Hardcover, 2 volumes in 1, 202, 263 pages, 8vo, 18 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition SUBJECT(S): Ahaz -- Fiction. Mapu (1808-1867) was the “creator of the modern Hebrew novel. One of the principal exponents of the Haskalah movement in Eastern Europe, he is best known for his first and most successful novel Ahavat Ziyyon, which represents a turning point in the development of modern Hebrew literature. The son of an indigent and scholarly teacher, Mapu was born in Slobodka, a poverty-stricken suburb of Kovno, where he early acquired a reputation as a brilliant student, and, having mastered much of the talmudic learning of the day, he was considered fit for independent study at the age of 12. Following his marriage at 17, Mapu continued his studies in the home of his wealthy father-in-law in Kovno. After a brief flirtation with Hasidism, he resumed an interest in Kabbalah and mysticism, previously fostered by his father. This occasioned a period of close contact with Elijah Ragoler. The chance finding of a copy of the Psalms with a Latin translation in Ragoler's home aroused his interest and he taught himself Latin, virtually an unknown study among pious Jews in Eastern Europe. Eventually he acquired a fair proficiency in French, German, and Russian, in spite of the prevailing hostility in Orthodox Jewish circles to the learning of languages. These studies plus an interest in such equally neglected subjects as Bible, Hebrew grammar, and modern literature laid the foundations of his subsequent achievements. For the Hebrew reader, Mapu's first novel, Ahavat Ziyyon, was uniquely influential. It opened the prospect of a free and independent life to a people hopelessly fettered by political, social, and economic restrictions. Its significance lies in the fresh possibilities of art and life which it revealed, and in the new awareness it promoted. As the first Hebrew novel, it represents the first expression of a people's longing for a fuller and better life” (Patterson in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Columbia, NYPL, Penn). Ex-library with usual markings. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Wear and chipping to cover spine and binding. Bumped corners. Writing on title pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-21) (ID #24608) $175.00.

 

 

145.                      Mendele Mokher Sefarim [Shalom Yakov Abramowitz]. האבות והבנים: ספור־אהבים. HA-AVOT VEHA-BANIM. Odessa: Bi-Defus M. A. Belinson, 1868. Hardcover, 8vo, 162 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Shalom Yakov Abramowitz, aka Mendele Mokher Seforim (1835-1917), “is revered as the ‘grandfather of Yiddish literature’ for his innovations in laying a new literary frame work for Yiddish. His work realistically portrayed Jewish life with honesty and without judgment and depicted the world of the shtetl [village] with all its poverty and decay; all its joy and poetry. Mendele was born in Belorussia (Belarus) and came from a comfortable family of Lithuanian rabbis. He initially wrote in Hebrew and was a proponent of the Haskalah [Enlightenment]” (my jewish learning (dot) cm, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Hebrew fiction. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Bookplate with inscription of “This book was once the property of a Jew, victim of the Great Massacre in Europe. The Nazis who seized this book eventually destroyed the owner. It has been recovered by the Jewish people, and reverently placed in this institution by the Canadian Jewish Congress, as a memorial to those who gave their lives for the Sanctification of the Holy Name. ” Notes inside cover. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Tape repairs on some pages. Good condition. (Rab-44-10) (ID #24718) $65.00.

 

 

 

 

 

146.                      Paulizky, Heinrich Felix, and Yehudah Bezalel Ben Zeev Wolf Eliasberg. תמים דעות הקדמה לספר מרפא לעם. TEMIM DE’OT HAKDAMAH LE-SEFER MARPE LA-‘AM. Vilna: Bi-Defus Menahem Man Ve-Simhah Zimel, 1842. Hardcover, 72 pages, 4to, 22 cm. In Hebrew. 1st Hebrew Edition. Haskalah-era Hebrew translation of Anleitungen für Landleute zu einer vernünftigen Gesundheitspflege (1791. A Guide to Reasonable Health Care for Rural People) SUBJECT(S): Medicine, Popular. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Chipping and wear to edges of cover and binding. Stained pages. Notes inside back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-9) (ID #24598) $225.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

147.                      Wessely, Naphtali Herz. שירי תפארת: חבור כולל ששה חלקים בשמונה עשר שירים, כלם מספרים תהלת ה׳ ועזוזו ונפלאותיו אשר עשה לאבותינו בהוציאם מארץ מצרים וקרבם אל הר סיני. SHIRE TIF’ERET. Lemberg, J. Schnayder, 1844. Hardcover, 8vo, 60, 84, 10, 90, 16, 108, 112, 120 pages, 6 parts in 1 volume, 19cm. In Hebrew. Vocalized text. Wessley (1725-1805) was a “Haskalah poet, linguist, and exegete. Wessely’s ancestors had fled Poland during the Chmielnicki pogroms and settled in Wesel on the Rhine, from where the family took its name. Born in Hamburg, Wessely spent his childhood in Copenhagen, where his father was a purveyor to the king of Denmark. He received his religious education at the yeshivah of Jonathan Eybeschuetz, who influenced him greatly, and read literature and scientific works in a number of European languages, Associated with the Feitel Bank, Wessely’s business affairs took him to Amsterdam and Berlin. In Berlin he met Moses Mendelssohn and contributed a commentary on Leviticus to the Biur. Wessely began his literary career with the Hebrew translation of the apocryphal work Wisdom of Solomon, to which he appended a brief commentary, later elaborated into a full-length exegesis, Ru’ah Hen. He pioneered in the revival of biblical Hebrew, and his translation, written in the vivid and lofty style of the Scriptures, prompted later Haskalah writers to translate apocryphal works into biblical Hebrew. The linguistic problems he encountered led to a number of philological works such as Gan Na’ul, a work on Hebrew synonyms and roots, and Yein Levanon, a commentary on the mishnaic tractate Avot, which also concentrates on linguistic aspects. While Wessely’s focus is often linguistic, his exegesis shows also wide knowledge and learning, and his commentaries were well received by orthodox scholarship. He is, however, mainly known as a poet – Shirei Tiferet is the major literary work of the German Haskalah – and as a pioneer in education and an advocate of the Enlightenment through his Divrei Shalom ve-Emet, a call in support of the Edict of Tolerance of Joseph II of Austria” (Barzilay in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (UCLA, Lib of Congress, JTS, Toronto, Brandeis). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear and chipping to cover edges and spine. Bumped corners. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-40-25) (ID #24665) $125.00.

 

 

 

HISTORY

 

148.                      BEIT HAMIDRASH. Wien, 1865. Cloth, 116 pages, 8vo. Ex-library. Original blue title page, blue and yellow middle pages and green end page. Bound with: Anapolski, Tsevi Hirsh. SIAH EREV:. HAMISHAH SIHOT.Odesa : Bi-defus L. Nittshe ve-shutafo A. Tsederboim, Ukraine. 1863, 28 pages. Hinge repair. Wear to edges and corners of cover. Ex-library. Some stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-34-6/7z) (ID #21790) $200.00.

 

 

 

149.                      Russia) Anapolski, Tsevi Hirsh. SIAH EREV:. HAMISHAH SIHOT. Odesa: Bi-Defus L. Nittshe ve-Shutafo A. Tsederboim, Ukraine, 1863. Cloth, 28 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Russia. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NYPL). Bound with: BEIT HAMIDRASH. Wien, 1865. 116 pages, Ex-library. Bound with original blue title page, blue and yellow middle pages and green end page. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear to edges and corners of cover. Stained pages. (rab-34-6/7z) (ID #21789) $200.00.

 

150.                      Bernfeld, Simon. דור תהפוכות: מונוגרפיה מימי ראשית השכלת היהודים בגרמניה בשנות המאה ה־81. DOR TAHAPUKHOT: MONOGRAFYOT MI-YEME RESHIT HASKALAT HA-YEHUDIM BE-GERMANYAH BI-SHENOT HA-MEAH HA-SHEMONEH-`ESREH. COMPLETE, TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE. Warsaw : Tushiyah. 1898. Cloth. 12mo. 128, 87 pages. In Hebrew. Complete, two volumes bound in one. SUBJECT(S): Jews -history - 1789-1945; Jew - Germany - history. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. BOUND WITH: Bernfeld, Simon. דור חכם : מונוגרפיה ע״ד חכמי עמנו המצוינים במאה הי״ט ותקופתם. DOR HAKHAM: MONOGRAFYAH `A. D. HOKHME `AMENU HA-METSUYANIM BA-MEAH HA-19 U-TEKUFATAM. Warsaw: Toshiyah, 1896. 90 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews - biography; Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. "Bernfeld was born in Stanislav, Galicia, and was educated in Koenigsberg and Berlin. In 1886 he was appointed chief rabbi of the Sephardi community of Belgrade, Serbia; he remained there until 1894, when he returned to Berlin and devoted himself to scholarly pursuits. He continued his literary work until his death, despite blindness in his later years. Bernfeld wrote several monographs in Hebrew on Jewish history and philosophy, the earliest published when he was only 19." (Klausner, EJ) Has postage style Max Nordau stamp on title page. Tanned, bookplate, good condition. (HebLit-5-) (ID #24530) $100.00.

 

 

151.                      Chorny, Joseph Judah. SEFER HA-MASA'OT BE-ERETS KAVKAZ UVA-MEDINOT ASHER ME-'EVER LE-KAVKAZ U-KETSAT MEDINOT AHEROT BE-NEGEV RUSYA MI-SHENAT 5627 'AD SHENAT 5635. St. Petersburg: Ha-Hevrah Le-Harbot Haskalah Etsel Yehude Rusya, 1884. 1st edition. Hardcover, 1 leaf, 350 pages, 8vo, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Georgia (Republic). Edited by Abraham Elijah Harkavy. Chorny (1835-1880) was "a traveler and ethnographer, born in Minsk. While a young man, Chorny settled in the Caucasus, where he became interested in the religious life and customs of the Mountain Jews and of the communities of Georgia, Bukhara, and Persia. He subsequently published articles in the Jewish and Russian press in Russia and in Western Europe describing their mode of life, their difficult economic and social situation, and low cultural level. Chorny approached S. D. Luzzatto, Adolphe Cremieux, and other leading Jews about the problem. In 1864, with the help of the Society for the Promotion of Culture among the Jews in Russia, Chorny obtained letters of recommendation from the governor of the Caucasus, Grand Prince Michael, to the local authorities and traveled throughout the Caucasian Mountains and Georgia for over ten years. At the end of 1879 he went to Odessa. The Society published part of his findings posthumously as Sefer ha-Massa'ot ("Book of Travels"). It is important for its ethnographical description of the Mountain Jews and Georgian communities in the 19th century. Many of Chorny's writings survive in manuscript form" (Slutsky in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Slight browning to edges of pages. Few stained pages. Bumped corners. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. Important book on the Jews of Georgia, here in 1st edition. (Rab-34A-23) (ID #24560) $200.00.

 

 

 

152.                      Friedberg, Bernhard. ספר מרגניתא שפירא: יכיל קורות ופעלות רבנו נתן שפירא. וקורות מטעיו המתיחסים אחר מטהו. SEFER MARGANITA SHAPIRA:. KOROT U-FO'OLOT RABENU NATAN SHPIRA ME-HORADNA. Drohobitsh: Bi-Defus A. H. Zupnik, 1899. Hardcover, 16 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Poland -- Biography. Jews -- Poland -- Biography. Shapira, Natan Ashkenazi ben Shimshon, ca. 1490-1577. Spira family. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Marganita Shapira; Luhot zikaron. Lichot zikaron. Friedberg (1876-1961) was "a scholar and bibliographer. Friedberg was born in Cracow, and in 1900 moved to Frankfurt, where he worked for the publisher and bookseller Isaac Kauffmann. In 1904 he set up his own firm and by 1906 had published two catalogs; in the same year he and J. Saenger founded the publishing house of Saenger and Friedberg. In 1910 the partnership broke up, and Friedberg entered the diamond trade, moving to Antwerp. When the Nazis occupied Belgium, he lost his valuable library and all his papers. In 1946 he settled in Tel Aviv, continuing to deal in diamonds but with his heart in books and his bibliographical and genealogical research. Beginning in 1896, Friedberg published in Hebrew a number of biographies, family histories, and a study on the old Jewish cemetery of Cracow. In 1932 he began publishing a series of works on the history of Hebrew printing, Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri; the series included volumes on Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and the Orient, on Central Europe, and on Western Europe. His greatest achievement was his bibliographical lexicon Beit Eked Sefarim. Though Friedberg's works are not always accurate, they are indispensable bibliographical reference books" (Ben-Menahem in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Hinge repair. Browning to edges of pages. Wear to binding. Bumped corners and edges of cover, cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-21) (ID #24558) $100.00.

 

 

 

153.                      Germeisa, Judah Loeb. TOLDOT RUSYA: BO YEDUBAR MI-SIPURE TOLDOT HA-MOSHLIM ASHER MASHLU LIFNIM BE-ERETS RUSYA ME-ET HEYOT AM RUSYA LE-AM. VEHA-MILHAMOT. AD ET. NIKOLAI PAVLOVITS. Sudilkov: Itska Madfis, Ukraine, 1836. Hardcover, 38 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, 1796-1855. Geographic: Russia -- History. Partly vocalized. Other Titles: Toldas' Russie, t. E. Istoriia Rossiickaia. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Ex-library. Front cover not attached to binding. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Tear through page 5-6. Notes on inside back cover. Otherwise, good condition. Scarce. (rab-33-16) (ID #24170) $225.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

154.                      Guenzburg, Mordecai Aaron. ספר ימי הדור, הוא תולדות הימים החדשים מראשית ימי השנוים בצרפת בשנת תק״ל עד ימי מסע נאפאלעאן לארץ רוסיא בשנת תקע״ב. SEFER YEME HA-DOR, HU TOLDOT HA-YAMIM HE-HADASHIM MI-RESHIT YEME HA-SHINUYIM BE-TSAREFAT BI-SHENAT 530 ‘AD YEME MASA’ NAPOLE’ON LE-ERETS RUSYA BI-SHENAT 572. Vilna, Bi-Defus Yosef Reuven Bar Menahem Min Rom, 1860. Hardcover, 12mo, 130 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Europe -- History -- 18th century. Europe -- History -- 1789-1900. Other Titles: Yeme ha-dor. Guenzburg (1795-1846) was a “Hebrew author and founder of the first modern Jewish school in Lithuania. Guenzburg was born in Salantai and earned a living as an itinerant tutor until 1835 when he settled permanently in Vilna. In 1841 he and the poet Solomon Salkind founded a modern Jewish school, which he directed as headmaster until his death. Guenzburg became one of the leading spokesmen for the Vilna Haskalah, though he was a moderate who opposed radical change. He observed the practical mitzvot which, under Moses Mendelssohn 's influence, he viewed as social regulations for the benefit of the Jewish community. He opposed the extremism of both the Orthodox and the secularists. When Max Lilienthal was invited to Russia by the authorities, Guenzburg joined the Vilna maskilim in attacking Lilienthal's attempts to win over the Orthodox and ridiculed his German ways and superficiality. Guenzburg's books in the area of French and Russian history enjoyed wide circulation and helped improve his financial condition. In 1844 and 1862 he published Devir, an anthology of letters, essays, and short stories, containing, among others, letters by Goethe, Heine, and Boerne, and a translation of the letters of Moses Montefiore's personal secretary, Eliezer Halevi, who accompanied Montefiore on his first trip to Palestine. Devir also contained essays about the neglected Jewish communities in the Arab lands, China, and Ethiopia. Devir aroused in its readers a love for Palestine and influenced Abraham Mapu and Kalman Shullmann. His autobiography Avi'ezer, his most original work, appeared in 1864. Written in the style of Rousseau's confessions, it portrays the inner world of the Jewish child, and is a ringing attack on the heder system of education. Stylistically, Guenzburg surpasses his contemporaries by far. For the sake of accuracy he resorted to mishnaic Hebrew, introducing talmudic phrases and neologisms, many of which became commonly accepted and are still in use, for example, milhemet magen, milhemet tigrah, rahitim, beit-do'ar, etc. Guenzburg was the literary forerunner of P. Smolenskin, J. L. Gordon, M. L. Lilienblum, and R. A. Broides. His other works include Ittotei Rusyah Ha-Zarefatim be Rusyah, on the Franco-Russian War of 1812; Pi-hahiroth, a history of the wars of 1813–1815” (Ahimeir in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library with bookplate and usual markings. Hinge repair. Writing inside front cover. Some stained pages. Wear to cover binding, edges and corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-11). (ID #24651) $65.00.

 

 

155.                      Lehmann, Marcus. חתן המלך: ספור. יסודתו בקורות בני עמנו מימי גזרות ת״ח ות״ט. HATAN HA-MELEKH. Warsaw, 1904. Hardcover, 12mo, 58 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Lehmann (1831-1890) was a “German Orthodox rabbi, scholar, and writer. Lehmann was born in Verden, Germany, and studied with Israel Hildesheimer in Halberstadt, with S. L. Rapoport in Prague, and at Halle. In Prague he was friendly with the writer Solomon Kohn, who may have influenced Lehmann’s future work as a writer. In 1853 an organ was introduced in the synagogue of Mainz and in 1854, when the Orthodox members formed a separate congregation, Lehmann was elected their rabbi and, eventually, one of the leaders and spokesmen of modern German Orthodoxy. In Mainz he founded a religious school which from 1859 was an elementary day school for boys and girls. Lehmann wrote polemically against Reform and founded the weekly Israelit to counter the influence of Ludwig Philippson’s Reform periodical, Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums; the Israelit became the principal voice of German Orthodoxy. Lehmann was the main contributor to the Israelit and his many historical novels, including Rabbi Joselmann von Rosheim, and short stories were first published in it. His stories were collected in Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, and many were translated or adapted into Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, French, Hungarian, English, and other languages. Lehmann’s stories have no great literary merit, but as juvenile literature, they have religious and educational value. Of more scholarly importance, though also primarily intended for popular instruction, are his German edition of the Haggadah, anonymously revised and enlarged by H. Ehrmann and translated into English, and his Sabbath lectures on Avot, collected as Die Sprueche der Vaeter in which Lehmann made use of earlier commentators, particularly of Samuel b. Isaac’s Midrash Shemu’el, and thus made the commentators accessible to the German reader. Lehmann also published the tractate Berakhot of the Jerusalem Talmud with the commentary of Solomon Sirillo and his own notes, Meir Nativ. Lehmann translated the Pentateuch in the Bible translation initiated by the Orthodox Bible Institute to counter the translation of Zunz and others. As editor of the Israelit, Lehmann agreed increasingly with S. R. Hirsch’s intransigent line in Hirsch’s differences with Hildesheimer, Lehmann’s friend and teacher” (Rothschild in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis). Ex-library with markings. Staining on title page. Brown edges. Hinge repair. Wear to cover corners. Otherwise very good condition. (Heb-13-10) (ID #25802) $100.00.

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM

 

 

156.                      Otho, Johann Heinrich. IOH. HENRICI OTHONIS, HEL. BERNATIS, IN ACAD. LAUS. PHIL. PROF. LEXICON RABBINICO-PHILOLOGICUM. Genevae: Sumptibus Ioh. Herm. Widerhold, 1675. Bound in period Vellum, 12mo, 80, 682, 54 pages, 18 cm. First edition. In Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, includes Otho's Latin translation of the Mishnah Tractate Shekalim with parallel Hebrew text. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Latin language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- Latin. Engraved title page vignette (printer’s device), head- and tail-pieces, initials. Includes indexes. Added half title page. Other Titles: “Lexicon rabbinico-philologicum; Lexicon rabbinico-philologicvm, in qvo ordine alphabetico notantvr et referuntur praecipua; Mishnah; Shekalim; ” Hebrew; 1675; Mishnah; Shekalim; Latin; Otho; 1675. Ex-library with usual markings. Staining to cover. Bumped corners and edges. Very good condition. (Bib-22-9) (ID #25092) $400.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGE AND GRAMMAR

 

 

157.                      Ben-Yehuda, Eliezer. עד אימתי דברו עברית'AD EMATAI DIBRU `IVRIT?. Nyu-York: Kadimah, 1919. CLOTH. 12mo. 132 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language. In very good condition. (HEBLIT1-1) (ID #24810) $35.00.

 

 

158.                      Gesenius, Wilhelm; E. Kautzsch; A. E. Cowley. GESENIUS' HEBREW GRAMMAR. Oxford : Clarendon Press. 1910. Cloth. 8vo. Xvi, 598 pages. "Second English edition revised in accordance with the twenty-eighth German edition. " SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language - grammar. Gesenius (1786-1842) was a "German Orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. Born at Nordhausen, he taught in several German towns, and was appointed professor of theology at the University of Halle in 1811. He wrote a number of studies on Semitic languages. Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. His most important contributions to the knowledge of Hebrew language and grammar [include] Hebraeische Grammatik, a Hebrew grammar which appeared in German in 29 editions and was also translated into English (Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar). Gesenius was a close friend of W. De Wette, who greatly influenced his work on the authorship of biblical books and Israelite religion. His rationalism aroused the ire of orthodox supernaturalists. Some negative assessments of Judaism in his work were hardly unique to Gesenius' in his own time. " (EJ, 2007) Boaz Cohen's copy with his signature and donation stamp. Hebrew-language article laid in. Pencil notes inside front cover, front hinge and spine repaired, boards a little worn, good- condition. (RAB-20-3) (ID #21762) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

159.                      Gross, Siegmund, Menahem Ibn-Sarûq. MENAHEM BEN SARUK: MIT BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG SEINER VORGÄNGER UND NACHFOLGER; EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER HEBRÄISCHEN GRAMMATIK UND LEXICOGRAPHIE. Breslau: Schletter, 1872. Cloth, 112 pages, 8vo, 8". In Hebrew. Mayer Sulzberger's copy, with his bookplate. Standard SUBJECT (S). Identifier: Hebrew language; Grammar; Hebrew language; Lexicography; Menahem ben Saruq. Good Condition. Wear and tear on binding and cover. First 16 pages present in facsimile only, bound in somewhat crudely. (k-rab-1-11) (ID #21662) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

160.                      Levisohn, Shlomo. מחקרי לשון: כולל שיחה בעולם הנשמות ובית האסף. MEHKERE LASHON KOLEL SIHAH BE-'OLAM HA-NESHAMOT U-VET HA-OSEF 'IM HE'AROT ME-ET ADAM HA-KOHEN LEBENZOHN. Vilna: Y. R. Rom. 1849. Half leather. 16mo. Xii, 108 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language - grammar. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex library. Boards worn, notes on front fly leaf, good condition. (RAB-19-5) (ID #21712) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

161.                      Shapiro, Aaron Jacob. MORE NEVUKHE HA-LASHON: OTSAR MILIM: SEFER SHIMUSHI LE-KHOL HA-KOTVIM `IVRIT. Warsaw: No Publisher. 1909. Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 78 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language - style. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages tanned, light water stain in margins throughout, good+ condition. (RAB-21-6) (ID #21730) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

162.                      Wijnkoop, J. D.; C. Van Den Biesen. MANUAL OF HEBREW GRAMMAR. London: Luzac & Co. 1898. Cloth. 12mo. Xvi, 158 pages. "Revised and improved edition. " SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language - grammar. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Ex library. Light water stain in corner of first few pages, good+ condition. (RAB-21-32) (ID #21756) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

163.                      Gesenius, Wilhelm. NEUES HEBRAISCH-DEUTSCHES HANDWORTERBUCH UBER DAS ALTE TESTAMENT MIT EINSCHLUSS DES BIBLISCHEN CHALDAISMUS: EIN AUSZUG AUS DEM GROSSEN WERKE IN VIELEN ARTIKELN DESSELBEN UMGEARBEITET VORNEHMLICH FUR SCHULEN. Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1815. Hardcover, xvi, 720 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In German. 1st edition thus. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Bible. O. T. - Dictionaries. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. " (Garbell, EJ 2007). This is an improved edition of his first Hebraeisch-deutsches Handwoerterbuch. Other Titles: Neues hebraisch- deutsches Handworterbuch uber das Alte Testament.; Hebraisch-deutsches Handworterbuch uber das Alte Testament.; Hebraisch- deutsches Handworterbuch uber das Alte Testament. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Front and back cover detached. Book in 3 sections. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Ex-library and institutional bookplate. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-34A-12) (ID #24552) $80.00.

 

 

 

 

164.                      Jellinek, Adolph, 1821-1893. DIE HEBRÄISCHE SPRACHE: REDE, AN SCHEMINI AZERET 5639 GEHALTEN. Wien: M. Waizner, 1878. Original paper wrappers, 8vo. 16 pages. First Edition. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons. Jellinek was a "Vienna preacher and scholar.In 1862 Jellinek founded the Beit ha-Midrash Academy where public lectures were delivered by himself, Isaac Hirsch Weiss, and Meir Friedmann. A scholarly periodical, also called Beit ha-Midrash, was published under its auspices. His eldest son, GEORGE J. JELLINEK (1851-1911), a professor of public law at Basle and Heidelberg, was baptized after Jellinek's death. Jellinek was considered the greatest preacher of his day and some 200 of his sermons were published, some were translated into Hebrew and into other languages. Their most striking characteristic was that, while related to actual problems of the day, they made brilliant and original use of aggadah and Midrash. Personally lenient in matters of ritual, he advocated a moderately liberal line, striving for unity in the community. Thus although he wanted to install an organ in the synagogue "to attract the indifferent, " he took I. N. Mannheimer 's advice and abandoned the idea. He also opposed the omission from the prayer book of references to Zion and prayers for the restoration of sacrifices. Due to the conciliatory attitude of both Jellinek and the leader of the Orthodox group, Solomon Benjamin Spitzer, a split in the community was avoided. " (Scholem and Lamed, EJ, 2007) OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Covers darkened and brittle, edges chipped. Pages and text clean. Good + condition. (RAB-45-15) (ID #24703) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

165.                      Katzenelson, Itzhak. SEFAT AMENU: METSUYAR: HA-SEFER HA-RISHON AHARE HA-ALEF-BET: SEFER LIMUD U-MIKRA. Varsheh: Merkaz, 1917. Hardcover, 8vo, 191 pages, illustrations, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Hebrew language -- Readers. Vocalized text. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Florida Atlantic University, University of Cape Town), only 1 in the US. Bumped corners. Fraying of spine cover. Wear to binding. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-19-6) (ID #26754) $35.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

166.                      Kraints, H. Z. N. A. מערכי־לשון כולל כל חכמת הדקדוק. SEFER MAARKHE-LASHON: KOLEL KOL HOKHMAT HA-DIKDUK LI-RESHIT HA-LIMUD LE-NAARE B.Y.: VE-NISPAH LO SEFER HA-MILOT LE-SHORSHEHEN. Zitomir [Zhitomir]: Bi-Defus Y. M. Baaksht?, 1873. Hardcover, 107 pages, 12mo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar -- Textbooks. Hebrew language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- Yiddish. No copies found on OCLC. Ex library. Stained pages. Tile page chipped around edges. Wear to cover binding and edges. Chipped cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. Scarce. (Rab-34A-4) (ID #24544) $200.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

167.                      Mussafia, Benjamin and Judah Loeb Paradiesthal. זכר רב: מסודות הלשון. ZEKHER RAV: MOSADOT HA-LASHON. Vilno: Fin, Rozenkrants, 1863. Hardcover, 12mo, x, 198 pages, 16 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Root. Mussafia (1606-1675) was a “rabbi, philologist, physician, and author. A descendant of Spanish Marranos, he was probably born in Spain; little is known of his early years. He received a broad philosophical education, and, apart from his great talmudic scholarship, had a sound knowledge of Latin, Greek, and Arabic. He lived in Hamburg where he distinguished himself as a physician and gained fame in the medical profession with the publication of his books on medicine. Consequently, he was invited to act as personal physician to King Christian IV of Denmark, to whom he dedicated the scientific work Mei ha-Yam. When the king died in 1648, Mussafia moved to Amsterdam where he became a member of the well-known bet ha-midrash "Keter Torah. " In his old age, he acted as one of the scholars of Amsterdam, and his signature was first on the eulogy and letter of recognition of Shabbetai Zevi, the false messiah, which was signed by Portuguese and bet hamidrash “Keter Torah” scholars. In consequence, Jacob Sasportas, a zealous fighter against the Shabbateans, attacked him in his Oholei Ya’akov. Mussafia’s most important work is Musaf he-Arukh, a supplement of linguistic entries to the Arukh of Nathan b. Jehiel of Rome, in which he also gave new explanations to Latin and Greek words in that work. In his research he based himself largely on Buxtorf’s lexicon. The book gave him a world reputation as a scholar, and it was published in more than 20 editions. Zekher Rav is his first published work; written in verse, it relates the marvels of the creation. His commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud has not been published. His scientific works, written under the Latin pseudonym, Dionysius, include Mei Zahav, on the healing properties of gold; and Mei ha-Yam, on the tidal flow” (Alfassi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Last 6 pages, top corner, slighty damaged. Notes on inner title page. Staining to front and back cover. Chipping and wear to cover edges and cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-24)xx (ID #24664) $100.00.

 

 

 

168.                      Reicherson, Moses. חלקת הנקוד: כולל כללי הנקוד לכל משפטיו.עפ"י שטה חדשה. SEFER HELKAT HA-NIKUD:.KOLEL KELALE HA-NIKUD LE-KHOL MISHPATAV. ‘AP.I. SHITA HADASHA. Vilna: Bi-Defus Shemuel Yosef Fain, 1864. Hardcover, 12mo, 154 pages, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S); Hebrew language -- Grammar. Other Titles: Helkat ha-nikud. Reicherson (1827-1903) was a “Hebrew author and grammarian. Reicherson was born in Vilna where he earned his living as a part-time teacher of Hebrew and as a proofreader and editor for publishing houses. He was a childhood friend of J. L. Gordon. He produced the first Hebrew translation of the proverbs of the Russian author I. A. Krylov, and published a three-part Hebrew grammar, Dikduk li-Sefat Ever. In 1890 he immigrated to New York where he translated Lessing's proverbs and stories in Mishlei Lessing ve-Sippurav. He also wrote many essays on linguistics for American and European Hebrew journals” (Slutsky in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis). Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Page before title page torn. Stained pages. Wear and chipping to cover edges, spine and corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-10). (ID #24650) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

169.                      Stern, S. G, Menahem Ben Saruq, Ben Kafron, Judah Ben David Hayyuj, Isaac Ibn Gikatilla, Dunash Ben Labrat, Yehudi Ben Sheshet, Jacob Ben Meir Tam, Ibn Gabirol. ספר תשובות: תשובות תלמידי מנחם בן יעקב ן׳ סרוק (ה״ה ן׳ קפרון, יהודה ן׳ דוד, ויצחק ן׳ גיקטיליה) על תשובות דונש בן לברט אשר חלק על מנחם רבם: תשובות תלמיד דונש הלוי בן לברט (ה״ה יהודי אבן ששת) אשר השיב על דברי תלמידי מנחם בן סרוק. SEFER TESHUVOT: TESHUVOT TALMIDE MENAHEM BEN YA’AKOV N. SARUK. ‘AL TESHUVOT DUNASH BEN LABRAT: TESHUVOT TALMID DUNASH HA-LEVI BEN LABRAT. Wien: S. G. Stern, 1870. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 volumes in 1, lxxvi, 104, 44, 60 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Edition: Lo nod’u bilti ha-yom. Contents: Particula I. Continet Responsiones discipulorum R. Menahem b. Saruk, i. E. Ben Kafron, Jehuda b. Daud, Isaak ibn Chiquitilla contra responsiones Dunasch b. Labrat, Levitae, qui a praedicto R. Menahem in grammaticis dissensit -- Particula II. Continet Responsiones discipuli Dunasch b. Labrat, i. E. Jehudi b. Scheschat, quibus sententias discipulorum R. Menahem b. Saruk refutavit. Primum ex uno et solo Cod. Mss. Edidit, annotationibus collocationibusque illustravit, commentario instruxit, introductione in linguae Hebraicae historiam ornavit Salomo Gottlieb Stern. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1800. Hebrew language -- Lexicography -- Early works to 1800. Menahem ben Saruq, Mahberet -- Controversial literature. Mahberet -- Apologetic works. Dunash ben Labrat, 10th cent. Teshuvot Dunash ben Labrat ha-Levi asher halak ‘al Menahem rabam. Hasdai ben Shaprut. Partly vocalized. Other Titles: Talmide Menachem; Liber responsionum Salomo Gottlieb Stern, Hungarus Rohonczinus. Saruq (10th century) was a “Spanish author and lexicographer. Born in Tortosa, he moved at an early age to Cordova, where Isaac, the father of Hisdai ibn Shaprut, became his patron. After Isaac's death, Menahem went back to his native town for a short interlude, and then returned to Cordova, where he lived under the patronage of Hisdai and worked as his secretary. Besides eulogies on Isdai's parents, Menahem composed Isdai's famous letter to the king of the Khazars. Isdai encouraged him to compile his Mahberet, a biblical dictionary in Hebrew. However, Menahem endured poverty because Hisdai was not a very generous patron. Later, when Menahem fell into disgrace, Hisdai even persecuted his former protege and forced him to return to Tortosa. Here Menahem wrote a touching letter of complaint to Hisdai, a gem of epistolary style and an important historical document concerning its author's life. Menahem's most important work, intrinsically and historically, is the Mahberet, whose original name was probably The Book of Solutions. Because Menahem's dictionary was originally written in Hebrew, its style surpasses that of biblical dictionaries of greater quality translated into Hebrew from Arabic, such as Judah ibn Tibbon’s translation of Ibn Janah’s Book of Roots. More importantly, because the dictionary was in Hebrew, it was also understood by Jews in Christian countries where it exerted great influence. For example, in France, the Mahberet was used extensively by Rashi. Menahem carefully refrained from linguistic comparisons between Hebrew and Arabic, presumably as Hebrew was considered a holy language. Menahem's theological concern is further reflected in his attempt to show that ehyeh which is referred to as a name for God in Exodus 3: 14 is not derived from the verb hayah ("to be"). Often original in terminology, the dictionary attempts, without reference to its predecessors, a systematic summation of the lexicographical and grammatical knowledge of the time. Menahem shows awareness of ellipses and pleonasms occurring in the Bible, and brings into relief poetic parallelism, or constructions in which, as he put it, "one half instructs us in the meaning of the other. " However, he did not have a systematic knowledge of grammar, and his approach tended to the empirical. Although Menahem carried out the investigation of the Hebrew roots systematically and built his dictionary accordingly, he thought that letters of the root that disappear in conjugation are not radical, and therefore established, on the synchronic level, biliteral and even uniliteral roots, e. G. natah, root t; hikkah, root k. Thus, the Mahberet can only be regarded as a summary of past achievements and it was, according to some authorities, reserved to Menahem's pupils to initiate the new period of linguistic research” (Blau in EJ, 2007). Ex-library. Light browning to edges of pages. Front cover not attached to binding. Hinge repair. Wear to spine. Lightly bumped corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-14) (ID #24654) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

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170.                      Muschkin, J. M. ספר מיכל המים: כולל מאמרים נפלאים. SEFER MEKHAL HA-MAYIM: KOLEL MAAMARIM NIFLAIM. Jerusalem: Bi-Defus L`evi Ve-Shutafav. 1912. Cloth. 8vo. 208 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Yeshiva Univ) . Pages tanned, dent in top edge, tape label on spine, good condition. (RAB-21-18) (ID #21742) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

171.                      Flekeles, Eleazar Ben David. SEFER ‘OLAT HODESH (ONLY VOLUME 1). Mukachevo: Kahn & Fried, 1902. Hardcover, 12mo, 103 leaves, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish funeral sermons. Running title: “Mile di-shemaya. ” Vol. 3 (not present here) has running title: “Mile de-hespeda. ” Other Titles: Mile di-shemaya.; Mile de-hespeda. Flekeles (1754-1826) was a “rabbi and author. Born in Prague, Fleckeles studied under Meir Fischeles (Bumsla), Moses Cohen-Rofe, and Ezekiel Landau. In 1779 he was appointed rabbi of Kojetin in Moravia, but in 1783 returned to Prague, where he served as a member of the bet din of Ezekiel Landau and also headed a large yeshivah. After Landau’s death, Fleckeles was appointed Oberjurist ("president") of the three-man rabbinate council which also included Samuel Landau, the son of Ezekiel. Fleckeles’ fame rests on his volume of collected sermons, Olat Hodesh. It contains both halakhic and aggadic themes. Part II, Olat Zibbur includes a sermon attacking Moses Mendelssohn’s German translation of the Bible. In Part IV, Ahavat David, there are also included sermons against the Shabbateans and the Frankists. In these sermons, that reflect his outstanding ability as a preacher, Fleckeles expressed his vigorous opposition to various reforms resulting from the spread of the Haskalah movement, warning on the one hand against excessive pursuit of secular studies and on the other concurring in the study of Kabbalah, but only on the basis of a sound knowledge of Talmud. Of his other books the following are noteworthy: Teshuvah me-Ahavah, a collection of 450 responsa, in which he employed a new method of arranging the responsa according to the order of the Shulhan Arukh, and at the same time adding his own comments on, and supplements to, other responsa; Melekhet ha-Kodesh, a guide for scribes of Sifrei Torah, tefillin, and mezuzot; and Hazon la-Mo’ed, 14 sermons for the month of Tishri” (Horowitz in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Browning to edges of pages. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-16) (ID #25499) $60.00.

 

 

 

172.                      Jacob Ben Wolf Kranz; Avraham Berush Flahm. ספר המדות. SEFER HA-MIDOT. Varsha: Defus Yitshak Goldman, 1875. Hardcover, 8vo, 109 leaves. SUBJECT(S): Sefer ha-midot. Kranz (1741-1804) was a “preacher. Born in Zietil, in the province of Vilna, Kranz demonstrated his homiletical skill at an early age and was known as preacher to his fellow yeshivah students especially in Mezhirech, where he received his halakhic, and probably his kabbalistic, education. He was barely 20 years old when he became Darshan in his city. From there he wandered through several other cities, holding the post of preacher in Zilkiew, Wlodawa near Lublin, Kalisz, and Zamosc. But he achieved his fame as preacher in Dubno, where he served for 18 years. As his reputation spread, he came into contact with some of the most prominent rabbis of his time, such as Elijah b. Solomon Zalman. It is told that when Elijah was too ill to study, he asked Kranz to visit his bedside and read him his homiletical interpretations, stories, and parables. All of Kranz’s works were printed posthumously by his son, Isaac, and his pupil, Baer Plahm. His major homiletical work, Ohel Ya’akov, was printed in four parts. In addition, his homilies on the five scrolls, Kol Ya’akov, were printed in Warsaw in 1819. Among his other published homiletical works are an exegesis of the Passover Haggadah and a collection of homilies called Haftarot. Baer Plahm edited Kranz’s Sefer ha-Middot, a work consciously modeled after the 11th-century Hovot ha-Levavot by Bahya ibn Paquda. In describing the attitude required of the Jew in his spiritual relationship with God, as well as the observances required in his practical relationship, Kranz discusses such subjects as the fear of God, love of God, knowledge of God, and prayer. Although he made use of the vast treasure of Jewish ethical, homiletical, halakhic, and kabbalistic material, Kranz succeeded in composing homilies which the Jewish layman could readily understand. The inclusion of many parables, fables, stories, and epigrams captivated the hearts of less scholarly listeners. Yet the homilies are not simplistic, but represent the highest achievement of Hebrew homiletical art at that time. That Kranz integrated folkloristic material into his homilies without vulgarizing them was a significant achievement. His parables were culled from his works and printed separately as Mishlei Ya’akov. However, taken out of their homiletical context, the parables lose most of their artistic effect” (Kranz in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Hinge repair. Some stained pages. Writing inside front cover. Chipped and bumped cover corners, edges and binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-1) (ID #26726) $125.00.

 

 

 

173.                      Nahmanides, Adolph Jellinek. תורת ה׳ תמימה : דרשה. TORAT H. TEMIMAH : DERASHAH. Leipzig: Heinrich Hunger, 1853. Cloth, 40 pages, 12mo, 20 cm. In Hebrew. Jellinik (1820/1-1893) “was born in a village near Uhersky Brod (Ungarisch Brod), Moravia, into a family which he believed to be of Hussite origin. After attending the yeshivah of Menahem Katz (Wannfried) in Prostejov (Prossnitz), in 1838 he moved to Prague where he was influenced by Solomon Judah Rapoport, Michael Jehiel Sachs, and Wolfgang Wessely. Moving to Leipzig in 1842, he studied philosophy and Semitics at the university there, assisted Julius Fuerst in editing the Orient, and in 1845 was appointed preacher in the new synagogue which was established under the guidance of Zacharias Frankel. Although he opposed the radical views of his brother, Herman Jellinek, he enthusiastically hailed the freedom resulting from the 1848 revolution. Together with Christian clergymen he then founded the Kirchlicher Verein fuer alle Religionsbekenntnisse, an association open to all religious denominations, and would have represented it at the Frankfurt German National Assembly (1848) but for the intervention of the Saxonian minister of religious affairs. He was also on the board of an association (Verein zur Wahrung der deutschen Interessen an den oestlichen Grenzen) formed to support Germans in the Slav countries. In 1857 he was appointed preacher at the new Leopoldstadt synagogue in Vienna, remaining there until he went to the Seitenstetten synagogue in 1865. In 1862 Jellinek founded the Beit ha-Midrash Academy where public lectures were delivered by himself, Isaac Hirsch Weiss, and Meir Friedmann. A scholarly periodical, also called Beit ha-Midrash, was published under its auspices. ”( Scholem, Gershom, and Meir Lamed in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800. "Mokhiah Be-zeh ha-derush maalat ha-Torah ve-Yisrael le-ene ha-amim. " Includes bibliographical references. Wear on cover and binding. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-rab-2-11) (ID #21610) $65.00.

 

 

 

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174.                      Grodzinsky, Henry [Tzvi Hirsch Grodzinsky]. SEFER MIKVEH YISRAEL: HILKHOT MIKVAOT. Chicago: Ginzburg, 1898. Paper wrappers, 4to. 110 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. Early work of Halacha, dealing with the laws of Mikveh and feminine purity, published in the United States. The author, who was Rabbi of Omaha, Nebraska for almost sixty years (1892 to 1949), was a cousin of R. Chaim Ozer Grodzenski of Vilna. SUBJECT(S): Mikveh. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America). Bound in modern paper cover. Pages lightly tanned. Good condition. (HEB-19-20) (ID #26760) $300.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

175.                      Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham and Joseph Ben Benjamin Samegah. SEFER ‘AVODAT HA-KODESH. A Metz: Chez Joseph Antoine, 1765. Hardcover, 12mo, 16, 12 leaves; 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Prohibited work (Jewish law) -- Early works to 1800. Eruv -- Early works to 1800. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Purity, Ritual -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Jewish women -- Religious life -- Early works to 1800. Other Titles: ‘Avodat ha-kodesh. Adret (1235-1310) was a “Spanish rabbi and one of the foremost Jewish scholars of his time, whose influence has remained to this day. Adret belonged to a well-to-do family of Barcelona where he lived all his life. His principal teacher was Jonah b. Abraham Gerondi and Adret always refers to him as “my teacher. ” He also studied under Nahmanides, being considered one of his outstanding students and principal exponent of his “school” in the interpretation of the Talmud. While still young, Adret engaged extensively in financial transactions, and the king of Aragon was among his debtors. After a few years he withdrew from business and accepted the position of rabbi in Barcelona, which he held for more than 40 years. Adret was recognized as the leading figure in Spanish Jewry before he was 40 and his opinions carried weight far beyond the frontiers of Spain. He was a man of great accomplishments, strong character, and incorruptible judgment. Not long after he entered upon his office as rabbi, he vigorously defended an orphan against leading court Jews and the powerful Christian nobles who supported them. Yet, he was a humble man, with a warm, sensitive heart. Many of his responsa deal with the clarification of problematic biblical passages, and some of them touch on questions of philosophy and the fundamentals of religion…Collections of the responsa of Adret are extant today. They pose a difficult literary problem. Beside his responsa and novellae, Adret wrote two legal manuals. The more important, Torat ha-Bayit, deals with most of the ritual observances, such as ritual slaughter, forbidden foods, gentile wine, and the laws of niddah, together with Sha’ar ha-Mayim- laws of mikveh. Adret’s Avodat ha-Kodesh on the laws of the Sabbath and the festivals is also extant. It appeared in two versions, one complete and the other abridged. The former has not yet been published, while the latter was published in Venice in 1602. He also wrote Piskei Hallah on the laws relating to Hallah. The changes in rabbinic study in Spain started by Nahmanides were finally effected by Adret. His responsa have at all times been highly influential and were a major source of the Shulkan Arukh” (Assaf and Derovan in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Hebrew Union). Tearing to outer covers, chipping to edges and corners. Hinge repair. Outer covers not attached to binding. Light staining to some pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-5) (ID #27391) $300.00.

 

 

176.                      Margolioth, Ephraim Zalman Ben Menahem Mannes. ספר טיב גטין: וספר יד אפרים. SEFER TIV GITIN. Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom, 1849. Softcover, 4to, 146, 16, pages, 35 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Names, Personal -- Jewish. Divorce (Jewish law). Other Titles: Sefer Yad Efrayim. Yad Efrayim. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Wear and tear to cover spine and binding, wear to edges. Water stain through first few pages of book. Hinge and spine repair. Paper & internal binding good, overall Good Condition. (heb-13-7) (ID #25799) $175.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

177.                      Rabin, Shemuel Aharon. ספר בית אהרן: קצת חדושים על ש״ע אה״ע הלכות גיטין עם משפטי גיטין והוא קיצור דינים. ואיזה שו״ת השייכים להלכה זו. SEFER BET AHARON: KETSAT HIDUSHIM 'AL SHAE HA-'E. HILKHOT GITIN ‘IM MISHPATE GITIN VE-HU KITSUR DINIM. VE-EZEH SH. U-T. HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-HALAKHAH ZO. Lemberg: Bi-Defus Avraham Yitshak Mankish, 1876. Hardcover, Folio, 81 leaves, 38cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Divorce (Jewish Law). Karo, Joseph, 1488-1575. Even ha-Ezer -- Commentaries. 1876, printing date. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Mishpate gitin; Beth Aron; OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Spertus Inst, UCLA), none east of Illinois. Spertus keeps their copy in their Katzin Rare Book Collection. Wear to edges of pages and binding. Chipping and bumped cover corners. Light browning to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-5) (ID #25797) $165.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

178.                      Tendlau, Abraham Moses. שערי שמים. SHA’ARE SHAMAYIM. PFORTEN DES HIMMELS: EIN BUCH ZUR HAUSLICHEN ANDACHT FUR ISRAELITEN, BESONDERS DEN FRAUEN IN ISRAEL GEMIDMET. Frankfurt Am Main: Selbstverlage Des Verfassers, 1834. Hardcover, 8vo, xii, 304 pages, 19 cm. In German. Rabbi Jacques J. Lyons’ copy, with his ownership stamp on title page. Lyons was a “hazan, rabbi, and community leader….born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813). ….Jacques began his career as a hazan in Surinam in Congregation Nevie Shalom, a synagogue founded by Spanish-Portuguese Jews. In 1836 he left for Philadelphia, his parents home state, and was hired within a few months by Congregation Beth Shalome of Richmond, Virginia. He served Beth Shalom for two years, winning the high esteem of the congregation. In 1839, following the death of Rev. Isaac B. Mendez Seixas, he was elected Seixas’ successor as minister of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York City. He married Grace Nathan, daughter of Seixas Nathan and Sarah Mendes Seixas in 1842….In 1854, Jacques and Rabbi Abraham de Sola of Montreal collaborated in writing A Jewish Calendar for Fifty Years, a book that contained a comprehensive Jewish calendar, an essay on the Jewish calendar system, as well as historical information concerning Jewish communities in the United States, Canada, and the West Indies….His niece through marriage [was] Emma Lazarus…” (AJHS). SUBJECT(S): Jewish women -- Religious life -- Germany -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Light yellowing of pages. Lightly bumped cover corners. Very good condition. (Spec-8-1) (ID #25466) $145.00.

 

 

 

 

 

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179.                      Brainin, Reuven. כתבים נבחרים: כרך ראשון, ספורים, ציורים, ורשימות. KETAVIM NIVHARIM: KEREKH RISHON, SIPURIM, TSIYURIM U-RESHIMOT. New York: Asaf. 1917. Cloth. 8vo. Xv, 304 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. Solomon Schechter's copy with his posthumous bookplate. Ex library. Brainin (1862-1939) was a Belorussian-born writer. In 1892 he moved to Vienna and published an "influential but short-lived" periodical that "intended to bridge the gap between European and Hebrew literature. " This theme, along with outstanding biographies, are the building blocks of Brainin's work. In 1909 he moved to North America, editing and writing for Hebrew and Yiddish periodicals in the U. S. And Canada. (Silberschlag, EJ) Covers spotty and pages wrinkled from moisture, good- condition. (HebLit-3-18) (ID #24493) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

180.                      Guth, Benjamin B. SHITA MEKUBETZETH HACHADASH. New York, M. Philip, 1910. Hardcover, 135, 10 pages, 8vo. Encylopedia work of Talmudic sayings. With Kunteres Halacha LeMoshe MiSinai (Goldman 608). Hardcover, Institutional stamp, Contemporary boards, spine chipped. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-28) (ID #24297) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

181.                      Katzenberg, Julius. BLOSSOM AND FRUIT: CHOICE COLLECTION OF HEBREW TEXTS FOR JEWISH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTION. TSITS U-FERI [ZIZ WE-PERI]. New York: Printed At Industrial School, Hebrew Orphan Asylum [J. Katzenberg], 1882. Wrappers, bound in period cloth. 8vo, 48 pages. 22 cm. Singerman 3078. Deinard 695. Goldman 287. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Readers. “compiled and published by Julius Katzenberg. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide (Columbia, Nat Lib of Israel, JTSA, NYPL, Yale, Chicago , Brandeis, HUC), none west of Cincinatti. Heavy wear to boards, spine repair, wear & stains to paper, with loss of 5 words on last page. Library stamp on title page. Good- Condition. (DW-1) (ID #26264) $135.00.

 

 

 

182.                      Mapu, Abraham. כל כתבי אברהם מאפו: כרך א. אהבת ציון. KOL KITVE AVRAHAM MAPU: KEREKH ALEF (VOL 1): AHAVAT TSIYON. New York: Asaf. 1918. Cloth. 8vo. Xxi, 216 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. Vol 1 only, stands on its own. Mapu (1808-1867) was the "creator of the modern Hebrew novel. " Born in Kovno, he was a Halaskah writer who learned Latin, Frnench, Russian, and German, and studied modern literature alongside the Bible and Hebrew grammar. In turns a private and government teacher, Mapu spent many years struggling with poverty and ill health. He was best known for his first novel, Ahavat Tsiyon, first published in 1853, which was reprinted in several editions and translated into many languages. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Bumped corners, small tear at top of spine, gift inscription on free end paper, good condition. (HebLit-5-27) (ID #24533) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

183.                      Sivitz, Moshe Shimon. ‏ספר חקר דעת:‏ ‏. דרושים. בכל פרשה. לפי צורך הדור והזמן. וביאורים . במקראות ומאמרי חז״ל, ופילפולא. SEFER HEKER DA`AT: DERUSHIM. BE-KHOL PARASHAH U-FARASHAH. VOLUME 2, SEFER SHEMOT. (ONLY) . Jerusalem: Bi-Defus Ha-Ahim Solomon. 1902. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew - United States; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries; Hadran; Diskin, Moses Joshua Judah Loeb, 1817-1898 - eulogies. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Sivitz (1855-1936) was born and educated in Lithuania. Shortly after becoming a rabbi at the age of thirty, he emigrated to the United States, where he served as rabbi in Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Though he dwelt in the United States for most of his life, Sivitz found Americans to be materialistic and impious. An opponent of Reform Judaism who would not preach in English, he was also at odds with many Jewish leaders in the U. S. (EJ, 2007) Pages tanned, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-21-17) (ID #21741) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

184.                      Abraham Loeb Benjaminson (Avraham Leyb Binyaminzohn) מלחמה בשלום: ויכוח בין שני אוהבים יהודי. MILHAMAH BE-SHALOM: VIKUAH BEN SHENE OHAVIM YEHUDI VE-NOTSRI BE-INYENE HA-DAT. New York : A. H. Rozenberg, 1898. Harcover, 8vo. 92 pages. In Hebrew. Goldman 1068: "Benjaminson authored this fictional dialogue between 'Abraham, ' a Jewish preacher, and 'peter, ' a Christian priest, to instruct Jews how to respond to Christological arguments. " Abrahamson notes in the introduction to this work: "And now I call out to you.the writers of Israel.come with me and help me in this holy war.write, publish, bring to light and vindicate our holy religion. We are all obligated by this holy responsibility, for if we are not for ourselves, then who will be for us, and if not now, then when? And who knows, maybe Divine Providence caused all this [i. E. The pogroms] to bring us here to this free land, where there is no satanic adversary, demon of destruction or devil (censor) over the press. Everyone may speak and write as he wishes concerning matters of religion.However, to our sorrow, we have become used to the barrier placed over our mouths by our enemies in all the lands of the dispersion. We have ceased to speak on matters of religion because one could never know who might take offence. Over time this custom has become second nature to us.not to respond with the truth because it was a time to be silent (and this was when we were in cursed Russia). But now it is a time to speak (now that we are in the land of freedom). " SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Disputations -- Jewish-Christian. Flyleaf brittle and chipped. Ex-library. Otherwise very good condition. (BIB-7-19) (ID #23949) $60.00.

 

 

 

185.                      Album, Simon Hirsch. DIVRE EMET: 'AL DEVAR SHEVU'AT HA-EMET. UVE-'INYAN HA-KASHRUT. (VOLUME 1 ONLY). Chicago; United States, 1904. Hardcover, 87 pages, 8vo, facsims, 22 cm. Volume 1. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Dietary laws. Shehitah. Oaths (Jewish law). Vol. 2 includes also Mehaah geluyah in Hebrew, Yiddish or English, 28 p. At end. Originally published: Chicago, 1904-1912. Other Titles: Mehaah geluyah. Album (1849-1921) was "born in Tazitz, Lithuania, and studied at the Volozhin yeshivah where he received his ordination. After spending much of his early career working as a rabbi in Russia, Album immigrated to America in 1891. He settled in Chicago and assumed the pulpit of the new Mishna Ugemoro Synagogue, which served the substantial immigrant community. He held this pulpit until his death, overseeing the growth of the congregation and the opening of a second satellite synagogue. Despite his successes as a scholar, communal leader, and congregational rabbi, Album's tenure was not entirely untroubled. His involvement in a number of intra-communal squabbles suggests a difficult personality and penchant for feuding. The most serious of these confrontations occurred in 1903 after Jacob David Willowski was invited to Chicago to serve as the chief rabbi of a collection of allied synagogues. Willowski quickly set out to establish oversight and control of the kashrut supervision of Chicago's vast abattoirs. This move angered Album, who shortly before had secured an arrangement to act as the sole supervisor for the shohatim working at the major packing plants that supplied much of America's centrally slaughtered meat. Album published a polemic that vilified Willowsky. The ugly public dispute that followed created friction and divisions within the immigrant community, eventually degenerating into a violent confrontation in a synagogue between supporters of the two men. The bickering subsided when Jacob Willowski resigned his post and left Chicago for Palestine. Among Album's writings are Divrei Emet, Meha'ah Geluyah, and Teshuvah al Hanutat ha-Metim. " (Mendelsohn in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Harvard). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear to cover spine and binding. Slight staining on front cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-16) (ID #24554) $135.00.

 

 

 

186.                      Chones, Isaac Bear. (ספר עורך המלים והפתרונים: יכיל בקרבו כל המלים הנמצאות בתנ״ך. ואחרי כל מלה יבוא המראה מקומה בתנ״ך, שרשה, בנינה ופתרוניה בשפת אשכנז צחה (באותיות עבריות. SEFER OREKH HA-MILIM VEHA-PITRONIM: YAKHIL BE-KIRBO KOL HA-MILIM HA-NIMTSAOT BA-TANAKH. VE-AHARE KOL MILAH YAVO HA-MAREH MEKOMAH BA-TANAKH, SHORSHAH, BINYANAH U-FITRONEAH BI-SEFAT ASHKENAZ TSEHAH (BE-OTIYOT IVRIYOT). Chicago, 1906. Hardcover, Original paper wrappers, 80 pages, portrait, 30 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew. Title on verso of title page: A biblical word-book and concordance. Includes words beginning with the letters Alef and Bet only. No more published. Other Titles: Biblical word-book and concordance. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Bumped cover corners and edges. Hinge repair. Browning to front and back cover pages, with light chipping. Light staining to outer covers. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-20-1) (ID #26917) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

187.                      Gesenius, Wilhelm, 1786-1842. Gibbs, Josiah W.; 1790-1861.; (Josiah Willard),. A HEBREW AND ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT:. Andover, Mass: Flagg And Gould, 1824. Hardcover, 8vo. 715 pages. Malachi [1955] # 343; Marcus [1954] # 70. Not listed in Goldman, though he does reference it. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries - English. English language - Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Hinge repaired. Ex-library with book pocket. Soil and damp stain to pages. Covers worn, binding damaged, but quality paper remains good and solid. Fair condition overall. (BIB-12-13) We can have this rebound for you. Please enquire. (ID #24265) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

188.                      17. Jos Athias; Johannes Leusden; Johann Simonis; Everardus Van Der Hooght; Heinrich Opitz; Wolf Heidenheim; August Hahn; Isaac Leeser. TORAH, NEVI’IM U-KETUVIM. BIBLIA HEBRAICA. Philadelphiæ: J. W. Moore, Edition: Editio Stereotypa, 1856. Hardback, 8vo. 1416 pages. In Hebrew and Latin. With introduction, preface and notes in Latin. SUBJECT (S): In good condition. (MX15-2). (ID #21373) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

189.                      Rivkind, Moses Mordecai Israel. גדולת מרדכי:. כלול בו שו״ת. והרבה חידושים. וביאורים ופשטים על התורה ומדרשים. GEDULAT MORDEKHAI:.KALUL BO SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT.VE-HARBEH HIDUSHIM.U-VE URIM U-FESHATIM AL HA-TORAH U-MIDRASHIM. Chicago: Bi-Defus H. L. Mitas, 1904. Hardcover, 8vo, 39 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Deinard 109. Goldman 723: Rivkind “served as a rabbi and preacher in St. Paul (MN), Indianapolis (IN) (prior to 1904), Des Moines (IA), (ca. 1904) and Philadelphia, prior to being hired as the preacher of New York’s Kehal Adath Jeshurun…. [Gedulat Mordekhai] contains a commentary on the weekly lections of Genesis, on responsum (on the direction one must face when praying in America) , and a poem on mussar” as well as “advice on how to raise children in America. ” In this work, Rivkind also suggests that “references to idolaters and gentiles do not pertain to those nations among whom contemporary Jews live and that Jews must pray on behalf of their host countries” (Goldman) SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Wear to cover binding. Light chipping to cover corners and edges. Very good condition. (Rab-44-12) (ID #24720) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

190.                      Rosenzweig, Gerson. חמשה ואלף מכתמים מקוריים: בשני חלקים. HAMISHAH VE-ELEF MIKHTAMIM MEKORIYIM: BI-SHENE HALAKIM (VOLUME 1 ONLY, OF 2). New York: A. H. Rosenberg, 1903. Hardcover, 8vo, 150 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Only volume 1 (of 2 issued). SUBJECT(S): Epigrams, Hebrew. Added title page: Chamisha v’oleph; one thousand and five original Hebrew epigrams. Other Titles: Chamisha v’oleph. ; One thousand and five original Hebrew epigrams. Rosenzweig (1861-1914) was a “U. S. Hebrew writer. Born in Lithuania, he taught Hebrew in Bialystok, and in 1888 he immigrated to the United States. Rosenzweig edited several Hebrew periodicals– Ha-Ivri, Kadimah, Ha-Devorah- they were short-lived and earned him neither fame nor a livelihood. He also edited Hebrew columns in the Yiddish press. Though he was a versifier rather than a poet, he had a genuine flair for satire and he was known to his contemporaries as the “sweet satirist of Israel” and as a parodist he earned an honorable place in Hebrew literature. His Talmud Yanka’i poured a stream of ill-humored sarcasm on the peddler, the teacher, the rabbi. The pages of that collection of satires resembled the pages of the Talmud: the text in large letters, wreathed by commentary in Rashi script, is divided into six tractates instead of the talmudic six orders. Rosenzweig also denounced the vulgarisms of the country, the worship of money, the religion of success. Epigrammatic neatness was his forte. Example: “What is the difference between a convert and an anarchist? A convert denies what he believes, an anarchist believes what he denies. ” Using a biblical phrase, he quipped sardonically about his impending death by cancer of the tongue: “Life and death are at the mercy of the tongue” (Prov. 18: 21). He published two books of epigrams: Shirim, Meshalim u-Mikhtamim and Hamishah ve-Elef Mikhtamim. In the English preface to his Hebrew translations of “America, ” “The Star-Spangled Banner, ” and “Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean” which appeared in the booklet Mi-Zimrat ha-Arez, he ventured to suggest that “the youngest nation is the heir of the oldest, and all that was best in the Jewish nation is now in the possession of the American nation to be developed and cultivated for the benefit of all humanity” (Silberschlag in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Front cover not attached to binding. Stained inner front and back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-6) (ID #26941) $100.00.

 

 

 

191.                      Samuelzohn, Ze'ev Volf [Samuelsohn, Zev Wolf]. SHIR HA-SHIRIM: 'IM PERUSH BE-SHEM HAVATSELET HA-SHARON. Philidelphia, S. Rubin And Chazan, 1905. Cloth, ix, 68 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. Samuelsohn was from Kovno Province and he served as a rabbi in various Russian cities and in Baltimore. He was in Baltimore by 1898, when his daughter died. He was the father-in-law of R. Jacob Even Frommer Halevi of New Haven. This work contains the text of Songs of Songs with Samuelsohn’s commentary (Goldman 204). Includes title page, preface, table of contents. SUBJECT(S) Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon -- Commentaries. Added title page: “Songs of Solomon, with commentary Chabazeleth hashoron by Wolf Samuelson. ” OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear and slight tears to cover binding. Wear to cover and edges of cover. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (amr-36-21) (ID #24110) $40.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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192.                      Harkavy, Albert. לקורות הכתות בישראל. LE-KOROT HA-KITOT BE-YISRA'EL. Varsha: Y. Elefin, 1895. Cloth, 19 pages; 21 cm. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTSA, Yale, Florida). Subject: Jewish sects -- History. Harkavy (1835-1919) was a "scholar of Jewish history and literature. Harkavy was born in Novogrudok, Belorussia. He studied at Lithuanian yeshivot and at the universities of St. Petersburg, Berlin, and Paris. On his return to Russia in 1870 he began teaching ancient Oriental history. The opposition in certain circles to the appointment of a Jew to a university lectureship prompted the Russian government to cancel his post, and he was transferred to the department of Jewish literature and Oriental manuscripts at the Imperial Library in St. Petersburg. In 1877 he was made head of that department, remaining in that position for the rest of his life. " (Poliak in EJ, 2007). Good Condition, stains on pages. Mayer Sulzberger's copy with his bookplate. (K-Rab 1-1) (ID #21651) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

193.                      Hirsch, Samson Raphael. A BOOK OF ESSAYS. London: Published For The Jewish Historical Society Of England By MacMillan, 1905. Hardcover, 8vo, xiii, 336 pages, 8 leaves of plates, illustrated, 22 cm. Contents: Early English Hebraists: Roger Bacon and his predecessors (1899) -- Johann Pfefferkorn and the battle of the books (1892) -- Johann Reuchlin, the father of the study of Hebrew among Christians (1896) -- Israel: a nation (1898) -- Jewish philosophy of religion and Samson Raphael Hirsch (1890) -- The Jewish sibylline oracles (1890) -- Some literary tribes (1901) -- A survey of Jewish literature (1902). SUBJECT(S): Jews. Bacon, Roger. Pfefferkorn, Johannes. Reuchlin, Johann. “Israel: a nation” reprinted from the Report of the Zionist conference in London in 1898; the other essays, with the exception of “A survey of Jewish literature, ” reprinted from the Jewish quarterly review of various years 1890-1901. Boaz Cohen’s copy with his ownership signiture. Wear to edges of pages. Hinge repair. Wear to cover binding. Wear to edge of cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-15) (ID #25807) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

194.                      Molin, Yaacov. ספר מהרי״ל: מנהגי ק״ק אשכנז. SEFER MAHARIL: MINHAGE KEHILOT ASHKENAZ. Warsaw: Y. Lebenzon. 1874. Cloth. 8vo. 88 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism - customs and practices; Commandments (Judaism). OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Covers a little edgeworn, pages tanned, front hinge repaired, good condition. (RAB-21-19) (ID #21743) $60.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

195.                      Hofman, Franz and Moshe Semuel Sperling. BEN-MELEK: SIPUR LE-NAARE BENE YISRAEL. Warsa: Yoel Lebenzohn, 1876. Later paper wrappers, 12mo, 86 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. Title also in Russian: Ben Melech t. E. Syn korolja/ perevod s nemeckago M. S. Sperlinga. Izd. Jakova Edelstejna priobretennoe ot perevodcika. (1876). Other Titles: Ben Melech; Syn korolja. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bibliotheek Universieit Van Amsterdam). Wear and tear to binding. Fragile pages. Light browning to edges of pages. Otherwise, good- condition. (Heb-20-15) (ID #26930) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

196.                      Isaacs, Samuel Hillel. MA’AMAR HADSHE HA-SHANAH. Yerushalayim: Torah Me-Tsiyon, 1900. Hardcover, 8vo, 24 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish calendar. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Personal library stamp in front cover. Wear to binding. Some pages loose. Yellowing of pages. Chipped corners and edges. (Heb-29-10) (ID #26966) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

197.                      Leipnik, Tzvi Hirsch. KAV VENAKI. Ofen, 1826. Hardcover, 4to, 32 pages. Unusual title set within a half circle with the acronym “SHILAT” (Shivthi Hashem Lenegdi Tamid). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Light wear to edges. Otherwise, very good condition. () (ID #26027) $145.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

198.                      Mafletz, Eliezer Ben Aryeh Leib. ספר שערי חכמה: והוא כולל במספר שב שמעתתא. SEFER SHA’ARE HOKHMAH. 1907. Hardcover, folio, 224, 20 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Repair to spine. Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Scarce. (Heb-29-3) (ID #26959) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

199.                      Margolis, Aaron. סמל האהבה והקנאה. SEMEL HA-AHAVAH VEHA-KIN’AH MAHAZEH-TUGAH BE-ARBA’ MA’ARAKHOT, YESODATO BE-KHITVE HA-KODESH. Vienna, 1876. No cover, 8vo, 69 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, University of Haifa), none outside Israel. Bound together with Sefer Milchemet Ha’Emunah V’Ha’ahava (published in Minsk 1878). Wear to binding. Bumped corners. Chipped edges. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-29-8) (ID #26964) $150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200.                      Mehlsack, Eliakim Ben Judah Ha-Milzahgi. דער צבועק, אדער, דער מאסקירטער ר' צדק: א ראמאן <נאך מאפוס עיט צבוע SEFER RABIYAH: HASAGOT AL SIFRO SHEL HA-RAV . LIPMAN TSUNTS MI-BERLIN VE-‘AL DIVRE HA-RAV.SHELOMOH YEHUDAH LEB HA-KOHEN RAPOPORT MI-LEVOV. Ofen: Gedruckt In Der Koniglichen Ungrischen Univeritaets-Buchdruckerei, 1837. Hardcover, 33 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Judaism -- History of doctrines. Zunz, Leopold, 1794-1886. Gottesdienstlichen Vortrage der Juden. Rapoport, Solomon Judah Leib, 1790-1867. Attacking Zunz & work on synagogal liturgy and several publications of Rapoport. Mehlsack (c. 1780–1854) was a “Polish talmudist. “Milzahgi” is a derivation of Mehlsack, the German name for Samila in Poland where Eliakim was born. He settled in Galicia and lived his last years in Lvov and Brody under the patronage of Isaac Berish Blumenfeld of Brody, devoting his life to Jewish scholarship. In 1837 he published Sefer Ravyah (= Rabbi Eliakim b. Judah ha-Milzahgi), a criticism of the Gottesdienstliche Vortraege of Zunz and the Toledot of Solomon Judah Rapoport. Unlike Zunz, who conceded the correctness of some of Mehlsack’s remarks, Rapoport took umbrage at them and replied scathingly in Kerem Hemed. Although he wrote almost 70 books, only Sefer Ravyah was published” (Avneri and Kressel in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Missing front cover. Bumped corners and edges. Back cover not attached. Light staining and yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-21-1) (ID #26777) $225.00.

 

 

 

 

 

201.                      Reines, Isaac Jacob. SEFER ORAH VE-SIMHAH,MAAMARIM NISHGAVIM, HA-MEFITSIM OR `AL `INYAN SHEL PURIM BI-PERAT, VE-`AL YI`UD YISRAEL U-MATARAT TIKVATO. Vilna, Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1898. Hardcover, 244 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Reines (1839-1915) was "born in Karolin, Belorussia, Reines studied at the Eishishok (Eisiskes) and Volozhin yeshivot and was ordained by leading rabbis. He served in the rabbinate in Shavkyany (Saukenai), Lithuania, from 1867; in Sventsyany (Svencionys), Vilna district, from 1869; and in Lida from 1885 until his death. Reines made a distinct contribution to rabbinic scholarship, introducing a new and almost modern methodology which was in contrast to the current system of pilpul. " (Kressel in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Restoration. Purim. Library Stamp. Very Good Condition. Wear and tear on the cover and binding. Stained pages. Imprint is slightly off center as bound. (k-rab-1-12) (ID #21663) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

202.                      Scherschewsky, Hirsch. בסר אבות: הד אנחת בני הנעורים, משאת־אשם להוריהם ומוריהם, בהשמם על עקב חנוכם. BOSER AVOT: HED ANHAT BENE HA-NEURIM, MASAAT-ASHAM LE-HOREHEM U-MOREHEM. Odessa, 1876. Later Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 32 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Stained pages. Some fragile pages. Otherwise, good- condition. (Heb-20-16) (ID #26931) $100.00.