CATALOG 200:
RARE AND IMPORTANT
BOOKS IN
JEWISH STUDIES

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  1. Wouk, Herman. THIS IS MY GOD [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1960. 1st UK edition. Original boards with dust jacket, 8vo, 356 pages. First UK Printing of the acclaimed author's enlightening account of the Jewish people and their faith, as well as his own highly personal statement of his own solid faith and unwavering commitment to Judaism, written from a modern orthodox perspective. As entertaining as any of his novels, the work holds great appeal for Jews and non-Jews alike. Seventeen word signed and dated (May 5 1962) gift inscription by Wouk in English and Hebrew in blue fountain pen, inscribed to a member of a prominent Sephardic family. Included typed tipped-in correction to page 7, almost certainly included by Wouk as part of this gift. Bit of foxing, otherwise Very Good in Very Good+ Jacket by Robert Galster fresh and unsunned (and not price clipped) (kh-3-17) (ID #36001) $500.00.
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  3. Altschul, Zev Wolf; Altschul, Elyakim Getzel. ZEVED TOV [COMMENTARY ON THE FUTURE TEMPLE PROPHESIED BY EZEKIEL]. [BOUND WITH] SHECHIF ETZ. Warsaw, H. Nosonwicz, 1814. 1st Edition, Modern Cloth, Square 8vo. 34, (4) leaves. Zeved Tov is a commentary on the future Temple prophesied by Ezekiel; Shechif Etz is an additional super-commentary on Rashi] and Eretz Chemdah [on the boundaries of the Land of Israel as delineated in the Book of Joshua] by the author’s son, Elyakim Getzel Altschul. FIRST EDITION of the additional material by the son. Two architectural maps of Temple on final leaves. Map of boundaries of Land of Israel on f. 31a. Ff. Stained, title-page worn, pencil doodling. Modern boards. 4to. Vinograd, Warsaw 38. The two illustrated Temple maps are based upon the different opinions of the commentaries. A copy sold at auction in 2013 for over USD 1550. Aging to paper as expected, Very Good Condition. (kh-5-49) (ID #36446) $750.00.
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  5. (San Francisco) Stanly, Edward and T. W. Park. ARGUMENTS OF THE HON. EDWARD STANLY, OF COUNSEL FOR THE RECEIVER, AND T.W. PARK, ESQ., OF COUNSEL FOR ALVIN ADAMS, WITH THE CHARGE OF THE COURT, AT THE TRIAL OF ALFRED A. COHEN ON A CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT, IN THE CASE OF ADAMS & CO., BY H.M. NAGLEE, RECEIVER, VERSUS ALFRED A. COHEN, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HON. JOHN S. HAGER, PRESIDING, MARCH, 1856. San Francisco: Whitten, Towne & Co., 1856. 1st edition. Original peach colored printed wrappers, stitched, 88 pages. Singerman 1461. Cohen, prominent San Francisco lawyer, book collector, and leader of the Jewish community, was unjustly accused of embezzling funds which belonged to creditors of the firm of Adams & Co., a banking house which had recently defaulted. The case involved transactions with the California Steam Navigation Company. In 1862 the case was dismissed and Cohen, who became chief counsel to the Central Pacific Railroad, was vindicated. His lawyer, Trenor W. Park, had moved from his native Vermont to California in 1852, where he was counsel to the Vigilance Committee and became involved with Fremont in the Mariposa Mine; Stanly was a North Carolina Congressman who had moved to San Francisco in the 1850's. II Harv. Law Cat. 644. Cowan 133. Greenwood 769. Rocq 8030. Cohen 13950. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Wrappers and title page lightly foxed, Very Good Condition. (kh-5-61) (ID #36440) $1500.00.

     

     

     

     

    THE FIRST JEWISH BURIAL AND MOURNING SERVICE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA
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  7. (Copy Of Rabbi Jacques Judah Lyons, President Of The Hevra Kadisha). COMPENDIUM OF THE ORDER OF THE BURIAL SERVICE, AND RULES FOR THE MOURNINGS. COMPILED BY DESIRE, AND PUBLISHED ON ACCOUNT OF THE HEVRA HESED VE’EMET OF THE K”K SEPHARDIM SHEARITH ISRAEL. 1st edition. NEW YORK: S. H. JACKSON, 1827. 1st edition. Original Period Patterend Cloth Boards, 8vo, 12 pages + 18 leaves (48 pages total). THE FIRST JEWISH BURIAL AND MOURNING SERVICE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA. Shearith Israel Rabbi Jacques Judah Lyons’ (Rabbi 1839 –1877) personal copy, with his stamp on title page; he was also president of the Hevra Hased ve-Emet, the publisher of this book, for many years. Printed in both Hebrew and English. Goldman 35; Singerman 0447. Wachs 11. Lyons also held many other posts leading New York Jewry during his tenure at Shearith Israel, and he was one of the founders of Jews Hospital, later renamed The Mount Sinai Hospital. His niece through marriage, Emma Lazarus, wrote the poem "Rosh Hashanah, 5638" in his memory. ” His collection of books and papers relating to the early history of Jewish Life in North America and the Caribbean form a core of the early collection of the American Jewish Historical Society (SocialArchive & AJHS, 2015). Congregation Shearith Israel of New York, established by the members of the first Jewish Community of North America who arrived in 1654, remains the oldest congregation in the United States. Its Burial Society, Hevra Hesed Ve’Emet is the oldest existing Jewish philanthropic society in New York. This compendium was its first publication. The 1827 Compendium served the society for over 80 years. A copy with substantial wear and in a later non-original binding sold at auction for over USD 7500 (with commission) in 2014. Faint blindstamp to title; number stamp on blank rear of final leaf. Some professional repairs to board and page corners. Housed in custom clamshell case. (KH-5-56) (ID #36459) $6500.00.
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    TWO RARE IMPRINTS FROM THE FIRST AMERICAN JEWISH PRESIDENT

     

     

  9. (Slavery, Lincoln Connection) Benjamin, Judah P.:. DEFENCE [SIC DEFENSE] OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRACY AGAINST THE ATTACK OF JUDGE DOUGLAS- CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE STATES. SPEECH...OF LOUISIANA. DELIVERED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, MAY 22, 1860. No Place (Washington?), No Date (1860) 1st edition. No cover, as issued, with simple caption title at top, 8vo, 32 pages. The first Jew to serve in the U. S. Senate who did not renounce his Judaism, and future secretary of State for the Confederacy, Louisiana Senator Benjamin levels both barrels at Senator Stephen A. Douglas and his Popular Sovereignty doctrine. An important marker in the dismantling of the National Democratic Party. Signaling Southern repudiation of the Illinois Senator as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Benjamin argues that the South will be satisfied only by guarantees for the protection of slavery-- regardless of popular feeling-- in the Territories. In the course of arraigning Douglas, Benjamin discusses in some detail the former's debates with Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois senatorial contest two years earlier (the famous the “Lincoln-Douglas Debates”). Interestingly, in October of 1863, with Confederate President Jefferson Davis absent on a trip to Tennessee, Benjamin heard that the British consul in Savannah had forbidden British subjects in the Confederate Army from being used against the United States. Benjamin, the Secretary of State, convened a Cabinet meeting, that expelled the remaining British consuls in Confederate-controlled territory, then notified Davis by letter. Benjamin's biographer Eli Evans suggests that Benjamin's actions made him the Confederacy's acting president—-and America's first Jewish president! Sabin; 4701. SUBJECT(S): Campaign literature -- United States. Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories. Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1860. Campaign literature. Politics and government Presidents -- Election. Slavery -- Extension to the territories. Though several editions of the speech were published, this is the longest (32 pages) and scarcest edition, with only 15 copies listed in OCLC/Worldcat. Tiny notches in spine from earlier binding, Good+ Condition. (kh-5-59) (ID #36438) $3000.00.
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  11. (Slavery) Benjamin, Judah P.:. EXTRACTS FROM THE SPEECH OF HON. MR. BENJAMIN, OF LOUISIANA, ON THE KANSAS QUESTION: SHOWING THE TRUE MEANING OF THE KANSAS LAW, AND HIS REASONS FOR JOINING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DELIVERED IN THE SENATE, MAY 2, 1856. Washington: Printed At The Union Office, 1856. 1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 8 pages. The first Jew to serve in the U. S. Senate who did not renounce his Judaism, and future secretary of State for the Confederacy, Louisiana Senator Benjamin's fear that the South was becoming a beleaguered minority caused him to abandon his Whig roots. "On May 2, 1856, he made a speech in the Senate on the Kansas Bill [concerning the extension of Slavery into Kansas] and confessed himself a Democrat. He became an ardent partisan of Buchanan, that year, and on the expiration of his term in the Senate was returned for a new term by his new friends. " (Dictionary of American Biography). Sabin 4707. Not in LCP, Light toning to covers, Tiny notches in spine from earlier binding, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-5-60) (ID #36439) $2500.00.
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    THE FIRST HEBREW BIBLE IN NEW YORK (2ND IN THE AMERICAS)

     

     

  13. Hooght, Everardus Van Der. THE HEBREW BIBLE; FROM THE EDITION OF EVERARDO VAN DER HOOGHT. New-York: Published By Whiting & Watson: Composed And Printed By Fanshaw And Clayton; Stereotyped By D. & G. Bruce, 1815. Original Boards. 4to. [6], 41, 112 pages. 27 cm. First Edition of First Hebrew Bible Published in New York; the second Hebrew Bible published anywhere in the Americas. In Hebrew. Title page, Whiting & Watson's "Advertisement" to subscribers, and "Note of the editors" in English. Hooght's preface in Latin and Hebrew. Text in Hebrew with caption titles also in Latin. Rosenbach, A. S. W. American Jewish bibliography, 175. The Hebrew Bible: nos. 1 and 2. “This edition of the Hebrew Bible, which was to be published in sixteen installments was proposed as early as 1812. Nos. 1-2, containing Genesis and Exodus until chapter fourteen, were issued as a prospectus; no more numbers were issued.” - Goldman, number 5, Hebrew Printing in America. Subjects: Bible. Old Testament. Hebrew. Hooght. Selections. 1815. OCLC lists 21 copies. A copy sold at auction in 2010 for USD 1700. Institutional stamps on endpage of rear board, otherwise light foxing throughout, Spine rebacked; clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-28) (ID #34828) $1300.00.
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  15. JOHANNA & KAUFMANN KOHLER. AUGUST THE TWENTY-EIGTH 1870-1920. CATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSE. No Place (New York?), No Publisher (The Family?), 1920. 1st edition, Original single-fold, [4] pages. Delighful brochure for the 50th wedding anniversary of Kaufmann and Johanna Einhorn Kohler. The fron cover bears a black and white photo and Logo of the Catskill Mountain House as well as the name of the couple and anniversary date. Gold bunting has been hand-painted at the top and bottom. Inside are acrostic poems for J-O-H-A-N-N-A, K-A-U-F-M-A-N-N, and K-O-H-L-E-R, as well as a re-writing of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” as “’Twas in August 1870.” The final poem inside, titled, “The Golden Wedding, ” which contains the lines: “On the Kohler-Einhorn wedding day. /From overseas the groom had come/To preach and fight for Israel/To lead the way of true Reform; /Meet, that an angel with him dwell…” The Catskill Mountain House was a “famous hotel near Palenville, New York and in the Catskill Mountainsoverlooking the Hudson River Valley, built in 1824. In its prime, from the 1850s to the turn of the century, it was visited by three U. S. Presidents (U. S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur and Theodore Roosevelt) and the power elite of the day” (Wikipedia, 2015). We could find no copy in OCLC nor in any archive in the US, including HUC. Perhaps a unique surviving copy; important for its depiction of the private life of this leader of the American Reform. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (KH-3-3) (ID #35978) $3000.00.
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    FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF EINHORN'S RADICAL PRAYERBOOK

     

     

  17. Einhorn, David. OLATH TAMID - BOOK OF PRAYERS FOR ISRAELITISH CONGREGATIONS. [FIRST ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION]. C. W. Schneidereith, New York, 1872. 1st English Lanuage Edition. Original tooled leather, all edges gilt, 8vo. Vi, 394 pages. Singerman 2340 (records just two copies); not in Goldman. David Einhorn's radical reform prayerbook. FIRST APPEARANCE IN ENGLISH, from the original German. Prepared for Congregation Adath Jeshurun. "A radical departure from the traditional prayer book…its pagination is from left to right and its changes are both substantial and substantive. " A. J. Karp, From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress (1991) pp.303-304. David Einhorn (1809-79) emigrated from Germany to America in 1855, where he became the broadly accepted senior leader of the Reform Movement. He advocated the introduction of prayers in the vernacular, the exclusion of nationalistic hopes from the synagogue service and many other ritual modifications. A copy with brittle pages, rebound in modern boards, sold at auction for USD 6150.00 in 2015 (USD 5000 + buyer’s commission). Our copy, though lacking the front blank endpaper, retains the original publisher’s tooled leather binding (and even the period Cincinnati Jewish book distributor’s foil!) with very good paper and internal binding. Front hinge srepair, wear to spine, Good Condition overall. Important. (KH-5-62) (ID #36451) $4000.00.
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  19. Morais, Sabato, Rabbi. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENT FOR LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE OF THE PORTUGUESE CONGREGATION "MICKVE ISRAEL," MADE TO THE BUILDING COMMITTEE. TOGETHER WITH THE ADDRESS DELIVERED ON THAT OCCASION, BY THE REV. S. MORAIS. MINISTER OF THE CONGREGATION. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENT FOR LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE OF THE PORTUGUESE CONGREGATION "MICKVE ISRAEL," MADE TO THE BUILDING COMMITTEE. TOGETHER WITH THE ADDRESS DELIVERED ON THAT OCCASION, BY. Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 705 Jayne Street, 1859. 1st edition. 5619. Original printed wrappers, 8vo 15, [1 blank] pages. Singerman 1593. Mickve Israel [Hope of Israel], one of the oldest Philadelphia synagogues, was founded in the 1740s by Sephardic Jews. Known as the 'Synagogue of the American Revolution, ' its early members included Haym Solomon and the Gratz family. Benjamin Franklin contributed to its first building fund. This was its third building, constructed on 7th Street, north of Arch. Isaac Leeser presided over the congregation from 1829 to 1850; Sabato Morais succeeded him. Morais was its Rabbi for 46 years. The list of corner-stone and door- post purchasers included A. S. Wolf, who purchased the North door-post of the north door for fifteen dollars, in honor of H. Polock. Other luminaries of Philadelphia Jewry participated in the ceremonies. Wolf was treasurer and Gabay of the Congregation. Articles deposited in the cornerstone are listed, including newspapers, coins and tokens dated 1859, "A gold quarter dollar of California mintage, being deposited by Clarence A. Hart, aged 9 years. " The Committee of Arrangement consisted of Edwd. S. Mawson, Joseph L. Moss, and Isaac J. Phillips. Rabbi Morais's discourse is printed. Morais, an abolitionist and founder of the Jewish Theological Seminary of New York, counsels, "If there be pride in us, if the vanity of exhibiting a more sightly structure than others possess, impelled us to designate this place as our future Synagogue...let us then bury first such unholy feelings in the bosom of the earth. " Also printed is a prayer in Hebrew, composed by Morais. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide [Penn, JTS, YU, NYPL, HUC) Light wear, Very Good Condition (KH-6-63) (ID #36452) $2500.00.
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    BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCE

     

     

  21. Ujvari, Peter, editor. MAGYAR ZSIDO LEXIKON. Budapest, Makkabi, 1929. 1ST edition. Shunami #6. Massive Hungarian biographical encyclopedia, the standard Jewish encyclopedic reference work to come out of Hungary. Wear to edges, otherwise Good Condition. (Bibliog-36-8) (ID #36311) $75.00.
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  23. Carmilly, Moshe. CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN JEWISH HISTORY. New York; Sepher-Hermon Press, 1977. Softbound. 8vo. 295 pages. 24 cm. First English edition. Originally published in Hebrew as “Book and Sword; Censorship and freedom of expression in Jewish history” in 1967. Covers such topics as the censorship of kabbalistic and Sabbatian literature as well as the modern struggles against Hasidism and the Enlightenment. There is also a chapter on controversies surrounding erotic literature. Subjects: Censorship - Religious aspects - Judaism. Censuur. Joodse literatuur. Recht van meningsuiting. Ex-library with library stamps. Inscribed by author. Light wear to dustjacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (BIBLIOG-32-9) (ID #36238) $30.00.
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  25. Edelman, H. and Dukes, Leopold, compilers. נזי אקספרד : ספר כולל פיוטים ושירים יקרים ממשוררי ספרד הקדמונים GINZE OKSFORD: SEFER KOLEL PIYUTIM VE-SHIRIM YEKARIM ME-MESHORERE SEFARAD HA-KADMONIM. TREASURES OF OXFORD; CONTAINING POETICAL COMPOSITIONS BY THE ANCIENT JEWISH AUTHORS IN SPAIN; AND COMPILED FROM MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY, OXFORD. London: Be-Vet Ha-Defus Me-Adon Nadav Ve-Shutafo Bi-Rehov Kamomil, 1851. 1st edition, period cloth, 8vo, XXIV+72+2+65+XXIV pages. In Hebrew with an English translation by M. H. Bresslau. “Dedicated, by permission, to Sir Moses and Lady Montefoire. ” Includes 2-page list of approximately 200 subscribers, in English. States "Part One, " on the English language title page but not on the Hebrew title page; in any case, no more were issued, so this is complete. Ex-library with usual marks, Hebrew title page crudely repaired, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-5-35) (ID #36214) $35.00.
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  27. Davidson, Israel. היהודי בספרות האנגלית HA-YEHUDI BA-SIFRUT HA-ANGLIT. THE JEW IN ENGLISH FICTION. New York: Press Of A. H. Rosenberg, 1895. 1st edition. Original paper Wrappers, 12mo, 15 pages. Singerman 4823. Deinard 343. On Marlowe's The Jew of Malta. Reprinted from Ner ha-ma'aravi, v. 1, no. 6/7. Penn keeps their copy in their rare book room. Very Good Condition (kh-2-16) (ID #35206) $100.00.
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  29. Morais, Sabato; Julius H Greenstone; Samuel David Luzzatto. ITALIAN HEBREW LITERATURE. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1926. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VI, 244 pages. 24 cm. First separate edition. With essays on the writings of Shabbetai Donnolo, Nathan Ben Yehiel, Immanuel of Rome, Elias del Medigo, Azariah de Rossi, David Nieto, Samuel David Luzzatto, Philoxene Luzzatto; biographical sketches of Samuel Alatri, Isaac Artom, Allesandro Malvano, etc. By Sabato Morais; edited by Julius H. Greenstone; with a foreword by Henry S. Morais. Includes "A critical and hermeneutical introduction to the Pentateuch, " by S. D. Luzzatto: p. [93]-152. The author, Sabato Morais was an “American rabbi; born at Leghorn, Italy, April 13, 1823; died at Philadelphia Nov. 11, 1897. The Morais family came originally from Portugal, being probably among the large number of Jews who fled thence from the Inquisition. At the time of Sabato's birth Italy was in the thick of her great struggle for freedom … he formed a close friendship with Joseph Mazzini; and that patriot's struggle for Italian freedom was warmly seconded by Morais. … In 1850, owing to the withdrawal of Isaac Leeser, the pulpit of the Mickve Israel congregation at Philadelphia, Pa., became vacant, and Morais was an applicant for the post. He arrived in Philadelphia on March 17, 1851, and was elected April 13 following, the synagogue services in the interval being conducted by him. … When, in 1867, Maimonides College was established in Philadelphia, Morais was made professor of the Bible and of Biblical literature; and he held the chair during the six years that the college existed. For a number of years thereafter he felt the urgent need of an institution for the training of Jewish ministers on historical and traditional lines; and the declarations of the Pittsburg Conference in 1885 urged him to immediate action. After a considerable agitation of the subject he succeeded, in conjunction with a few others, in establishing (Jan., 1886) the Jewish Theological Seminary at New York. He was at once made president of the faculty and professor of Bible, holding both posts until his death. Unquestionably the establishment of the seminary constitutes Morais' most lasting influence upon Judaism in America. The directors of that body have fittingly recognized his memory by naming the chair of Biblical literature and exegesis ‘the Sabato Morais professorship. ’ In 1887 the University of Pennsylvania conferred upon him the honorary degree of doctor of laws, he being the first Jew so honored by that institution. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Hebrew literature - Italy. Jews - Italy - Biography. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Water stains to rear board and edge of spine, internally very clean and nice. Otherwise Very Good Condition (BIBLIOG-33-50b) (ID #36178) $75.00.
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  31. Jewish Publication Society Of America. THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA, TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY, APRIL FIFTH AND SIXTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN, PHILADELPHIA. 1913, 1913. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 183 pages. Illus. Ports. 21 cm. Collection of addresses and prayers from the 25th anniversary celebration in Philadelphia. “The Jewish Publication Society is a nonprofit, non-denominational association established to disseminate works of Jewish content in English, founded on June 3, 1888, as a membership organization and publisher. (EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Jewish Publication Society of America. "Charter and by-laws": pages [174]-178. "List of publications, 1888-1913": pages [179]-183. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (BIBLIOG-25-2) (ID #36253) $45.00.
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  33. Antiquariat V. A. Heck (Wien). LISTE NR. 42. Wien, Austria; Antiquariat V. A. Heck, [1929]. Original Wraps. 4to. 17 pages. 28 cm. Antiquariat Auction list, with stamped date on top: Sep 30 1929. Liste nr 42, Buecher u. Schriften zur Namenkunde. 1. Orts-, Fluss -u. Eigennamen. Siedlungs-geschichte [nrs 1-125]; 2. Grammatiken u. Sprachgeschichten [nrs 126-144]; 3. Worterbucher [nrs 145-179]; 4. Geographie, Geschichte, Urkunden – Bucher [nrs 180-251]. 251 entries with title, date, and price (in Swiss franks). Founded as an gallery and publisher, Antiquariat V. A. Heck shifted to an antiquariat in the interwar period, and is still in existence today. Subjects: Booksellers' catalogs - Austria - Vienna - Periodicals. Books - Prices - Periodicals. Books - Prices. Booksellers' catalogs. Periodicals. Austria - Vienna. Antiquariat - Schriftenreihe. OCLC lists 16 copies. Staples rusted; previously folded down center, edges fragile, fresh otherwise. Good condition. (SPEC-41-12) (ID #35425) $75.00.
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  35. Biach, Adolf. PROBEN ZUR JÜDISCHEN LITERATUR. (BEIHEFT ZU: KAYSERLING-BIACH-DOCTOR, LEHRBUCH DER JÜDISCHEN GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR). Leipzig, Gustav Engel, 1909. Period cloth. 8vo, iv, 98 pages; Gesamtverzeichnis 1700-1910, XIV. 430. Ausgewählt und herausgegeben in Verbindung mit Dr. M. Doctor, Landrabbiner in Cassel. Good Condition. (GER-O-1B) (ID #36367) $50.00.
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  37. Sulzberger, Mayer. THE AM HA-ARETZ, THE ANCIENT HEBREW PARLIAMENT, A CHAPTER IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL. Philadelphia; J. H. Greenstone, 1910. Original Cloth. 8vo. [2], 79 pages. 21 cm. Second printing. Small octavo second printing of Sulzberger's Am-Ha-Aretz. Study of Am-Haaretz originally presented as lectures at the Jewish Theological Seminary by Mayer Sulzberger (1843–1923), U. S. Jurist and communal leader. Subjects: Am Haarez. Jews - Politics and government. Judaism - History - Ancient period. Institutional stamps on endpages, soiling to a few margins, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-14) (ID #34882) $40.00.
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  39. Another Copy, Inscribed by the Author. Original Cloth. 8vo. [2], 95 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Inscribed “With the author's compliments.” Lightly bumped cloth at edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-13) (ID #34881) $45.00.
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  41. Sulzberger, Mayer. THE POLITY OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. Philadelphia; J. H. Greenstone, 1912. Original Cloth. 8vo. [2], 96 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The following lectures were read before the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, Philadelphia, in the month of March, 1912, They are mere studies in the public law of the ancient Hebrews. ” - p. [2]. Subjects: Jews - Politics and government. Constitutional history, Ancient. Institutional marks on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-16) (ID #34884) $100.00.
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  43. Sulzberger, Mayer. THE POLITY OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1912. Original Wraps. 8vo. 81 pages. 25 cm. "Reprinted from the Jewish Quarterly Review, new series, volume III, number 1". "A course of four lectures delivered before the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, March 18, 21, 25, and 28, 1912". Close reading of the five books of Moses, with a major emphasis on Leviticus, towards a social history of the polity of ancient Israel. Subjects: Jews - Politics and government - To 70 A. D. Jewish law. Jews - Politics and government. In Original wraps, pages uncut (never read), light wear to edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-15) (ID #34883) $75.00.
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  45. Reifenberg, Adolf. ANCIENT JEWISH COINS. Rubin, Mass, Jerusalem: Ahva Press, 1947. Attractive later boards. 8vo. 66, xvi pages. Sixteen illustration plates. Second revised edition. SUBJECT (S): Numismatics, Jewish. Reifenberg (1899-1953) was born in Berlin, and was educated as an agricultural chemist at Giessen University. He moved to Israel after WWI, and worked as an agricultural laborer, as an agricultural chemist for the government, and founded the soil sciences department at Hebrew University. Aside from his pursuits in the hard sciences, he was an archaeologist and numismatist. “He built up one of the finest collections of Palestinian and ancient Jewish coins (presented after his death to the State of Israel), and in 1951 became the first president of the Israel Numismatic Society. Together with L. A. Mayer, he examined several ancient synagogues such as the one at Eshtemo'a (Samoa), south of Hebron, and that of Naveh in Hauran. ”(EJ) Very Good Condition. (MX-9-8) (ID #36395) $50.00.
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  47. Hertz, Joseph H. ANCIENT SEMITIC CODES AND THE MOSAIC LEGISLATION. London;, 1928. Original Wraps. 8vo. [207-221] pages; [i. E. 14 pages]. 23 cm. First edition. Publications of the Society for Jewish Jurisprudence, English Branch, no. 6. Contributed by the Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi (Dr. J. H. Hertz). With laid in sheet: “With the Chief Rabbi's Compliments. ” Comparative analysis of Bablyonian codes and law (specifically Hammurabi) with Assyrian and Hittite law, compared to Mosaic law, on the subjects of slaves, women, loans, etc. The influence, direct and indirect, of various codes, is shown. Subjects: Law, Assyro-Babylonian. Mishpat Ivri. OCLC lists 27 copies. Wraps soiled, margins foxed throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-32) (ID #34832) $30.00.
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  49. Jacob Neusner (Ed.); Avery-Peck; A. J. (Ed.); Jacob Neusner [editor]. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS IN LATE ANTIQUITY: PAGAN, JUDAIC, CHRISTIAN. Brill Academic Publishers, 2007. Original Publisher's cloth, 4to (large), viii + 467 pages. Ex-library with minimal markings, looks unread, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-4-8) (ID #36101) $65.00.
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  51. Katzenstein, H. Jacob. THE HISTORY OF TYRE: FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND MILLENIU M B.C.E. UNTIL THE FALL OF THE NEO-BABYLONIAN EMPIRE IN 538 BCE. Jerusalem, Schocken Institute, 1973. 24 cm. Very good condition. (MX-34-11A) (ID #36234) $75.00.
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  53. Smith, Morton. edited by Shaye J D Cohen. STUDIES IN THE CULT OF YAHWEH: STUDIES IN HISTORICAL METHOD, ANCIENT ISRAEL, ANCIENT JUDAISM & NEW TESTAMENT, EARLY CHRISTIANITY, MAGIC. (RELIGIONS IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN WORLD, V. 130/1 & 2) COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Brill Academic Publishers, 1996. 9789004104778 & 97890041047921st edition. Original publisher's cloth, 8vo, viii, 334 + viii, 292 pages. These two volumes collect some of the most influential and important scholarly essays by the late Morton Smith (1915-1991), for many years Professor of Ancient History at Columbia University in New York City. Smith was admired and feared for his extraordinary ability to look at familiar texts in unfamiliar ways, to re-open old questions, to pose new questions, and to demolish received truths. He practiced the "hermeneutics of suspicion" to devastating effect. His answers are not always convincing but his questions cannot be ignored. The essays of Volume I center on the Hebrew Bible ("Old Testament"), Ancient Israel and Ancient Judaism, of Volume II on the Christian Bible ("New Testament"), Early Christianity and Ancient Magic. Volume II also contains an assessment of Smith's scholarly achievement and a complete list of his publications. Ex-library with minimal markings, Very Good Condition, very clean. (KH-4-2) (ID #36095) $280.00.
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  55. Isaacs, Nathan; Adolph S. Oko. "THE LAW" AND THE LAW OF CHANGE. [University Of Pennsylvania], 1917. Original Wraps. 4to. 38 pages. 26 cm. First edition. "The Law" and the law of change: a tentative study in comparative jurisprudence. Offprint. Reprinted from University of Pennsylvania law review Vol. 65, May and June, 1917. Introduction by Adolph S. Oko. Signed by Adolph S. Oko on front wraps. Essay on cycles in legal history (biblical and secular). Nathan Isaacs was a professor of Business Law at Harvard. Isaacs cultivated his cycle theory under the influences of Hegel, the Historical School of Jurisprudence, and the reaction against formalism in American law in the early twentieth century. However, he was also a defender of the authority of Jewish law and a possible motivation for his work was a desire to refute the arguments of biblical critics. Isaacs‘s attempt to forge a synthesis among Jewish law, Anglo-American law and society is a remarkable example of fruitful intellectual cross-fertilization. Subjects: Jewish law. Jurisprudence. OCLC lissts 8 copies. Wraps soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-13-16) (ID #34816) $75.00.
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  57. Hadas, David. עלי הדס : הגיונות במדרשי חז''ל על סדר פרשיות השנה `ALE HADAS: HEGYONOT BE-MIDRESHE HAZAL `AL SEDER PARASHI’OT HA-SHANAH..... New York: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1936. 8vo. 264 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. Title on facing page: ‘Ale Hadas: sive, Folia, myrtea; tentamina ad quaestiones quasdam morales ex Rabbinorum sententiis illustrandas spectantia secundum Pentateuchi periocopas descripta. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Meditations. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Minimal previous institutional markings. Light edgewear, internally bright and crisp. Very good condition. (RAB-7-1) (ID #34771) $30.00.
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  59. Zimmern, Heinrich; Jane Hutchinson. THE BABYLONIAN AND THE HEBREW GENESIS. London, D. Nutt, 1901. Original Cloth. 12mo. 64 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Translated by Jane Hutchinson (Biblische und Babylonische Urgesch; Leipsic, 1901). Comparative analysis of story of Creation, the Fall, the Patriarchs, and the Flood, in Bablyonian and Hebrew tradition; written by Heinrich Zimmern, professor of Semitic languages at Leipzig, and first professor of Assyriology at Leipzig University. “It is maintained by many that the Hebrew tradition...was directly borrowed from the Babylonian at the time of the ascendency of Assyria, that is, about 700 B. C., when Judah was a vassal kingdom of Assyria. It is, however, more correct to assume with Zimmern ('Biblische und Babylonische Urgesch. ' p. 40) that these Babylonian legends were first made known about the Tell el-Amarna period among the original Canaanite inhabitants of Palestine, from whom they passed to the Israelites when the latter settled in the land...In the Babylonian, and especially in the Hebrew, tradition there is the blending of two still earlier legends, the one of the destruction of mankind, wholly or in part, by the punitive judgment of the divine powers, owing to man's wickedness—a legend of a character similar to that of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, or the story of Philemon and Baucis in classic lore; the other, that of a flood as such, either local or universal. The Flood was not in the tradition's view universal, as 'universal' would be understood at present, simply because the world of the early writers was a totally different world from that of to-day. This latter legend again undoubtedly goes back ultimately to a nature-myth representing the phenomena of winter, which in Babylonia especially is a time of rain. The hero rescued in the ship must originally have been the sun-god. Thus the Deluge and the deliverance of Pêr-napishtim are ultimately but a variant of the Babylonian Creation-myth (Zimmern). ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Cosmogony, Babylonian. Creation. Cosmogony, Babylonian. Creation. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Genesis - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Genesis. Light soiling to cloth, pages lightly foxed in margins, overall very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-13-17) (ID #34817) $30.00.
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  61. Fischel, Walter Joseph. THE BIBLE IN PERSIAN TRANSLATION. Cambridge, Mass; [Harvard University Press], 1952. Original Wraps. 8vo. 45 pages. 23 cm. First separate edition. The Bible in Persian translation: a contribution to the history of Bible translations in Persia and India. Reprinted from the Harvard Theological Review, v. XLV, no.1 (Jan, 1952). 'With Compliments of the Author” card laid in, with Walter J Fischel stamped on card. A survey of translations into Farsi and judeo-persian of the Pentateuch, covering the 16th through 18th centuries, starting with the 1546 Judeo-Persian translation. Walter Joseph Fischel (1902-1973) was a noted scholar of Oriental Jewry and Islamic civilization. Subjects: Bible. Farsi -- Versions. Bible. Old Testament. Farsi – Versions. OCLC lists 8 copies. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-6) (ID #34806) $40.00.
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  63. Wolfenson, Louis Bernard. THE BOOK OF RUTH: INTRODUCTION, CRITICALLY-REVISED TEXT, CRITICAL NOTES, TRANSLATION, AND EXPLANATORY NOTES. Baltimore; [Printed At The University Of Chicago Press], 1911. Original Wraps. 8vo. III, 27 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Contains selections of the author's dissertation, a detailed philological and historical survey of the Book of Ruth. Subjects: Commentaries. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ruth - Commentaries. Bible. Ruth - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ruth. OCLC lists 23 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-2) (ID #34802) $100.00.
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  65. Eitan, Israel. A CONTRIBUTION TO BIBLICAL LEXICOGRAPHY. New York: Columbia University Press, 1924. Original Wraps. 8vo. 66, [2] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Contributions to oriental history and philology, no. 10. Published also as thesis (Ph. D.) Columbia university, 1924. "Etymological studies": p. 29-66. Comparative lexicographic study of biblical terms, with Hebrew roots compared to Assyrian, Arabic, Ethiopic, Greek, Coptic, and Syriac, with a major focus on rabbinic sources. Contains a biography of the author at rear (born in Warsaw, attended Heder, studied in France, member of the lexicographical committee headed by Ben Yehuda in Jerusalem, Hebrew teacher in Palestine and Syria, etc.). Subjects: Hebrew language - Lexicography. Hebrew language - Etymology. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, Textual. Wraps worn, with tears at edges, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-7) (ID #34807) $40.00.
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  67. Heller, Hayyim. A CRITICAL ESSAY ON THE PALESTINIAN TARGUM TO THE PENTATEUCH על התרגום הירושלמי לתורה AL HA-TARGUM HA-YERUSHALMI LA-TORAH. New York; Alpha Press, 1921. Original Wraps. 12mo. 62 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Hebrew with English foreword. "A reprint from the Hebrew weekly 'Haibri'. " A critical essay on the Palestinian Targum. Hayyim Heller (1878–1960), rabbinical and biblical scholar. Heller was born in Bialystok. From 1910 Heller served as rabbi in Lomza, Poland. In 1917 he settled in Berlin, where in 1922 he established a new type of yeshivah (Bet ha-Midrash ha-Elyon) for research in Bible and Talmud … In 1929 he joined the faculty of the Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, New York. After a short sojourn in Palestine, he returned to the United States, living first in Chicago and then New York. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Targum Yeruschalmi. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic - Versions. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Targum Yerushalmi. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light chipping to wraps, light soiling to outer edges, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-18) (ID #34818) $80.00.
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  69. Carlebach, Joseph. DAS BUCH KOHELETH: EIN DEUTUNGSVERSUCH. Frankfurt A. M.; Hermon, 1936. Original Cloth. 8vo. 77 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'Book of Ecclesiastes, an interpretation. ' Commentary on Koheleth, with a major emphasis on the pessimistic worldview, the writings of Schopenhauer, and the struggle for life; by Joseph Carlebach (1882–1942), rabbi and educator … Carlebach published commentaries on the Song of Songs, the Prophets (1932), and Ecclesiastes (1936), and his thesis on Levi b. Gershom as a mathematician, besides many articles in German-Jewish periodicals. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Commentaries. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Commentaries. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light soiling to cloth, previous owners name on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-12) (ID #34880) $30.00.
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  71. Ginsburger, M. DAS FRAGMENTENTHARGUM. (THARGUM JERUSCHALMI ZUM PENTATEUCH) = TOSAFOT VE-HILUFIN TARGUM YERUSHALMI LA-TORAH. Berlin; S. Calvary & Co., 1899. Later Wraps. 8vo. XVI, 122 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Text in Aramaic, with introductory material in German. “In addition to the complete Palestinian Targum (pseudo-Jonathan) there exist fragments of the Palestinian Targum termed 'Targum Yerushalmi'; but of these fragments, comprised under the generic term 'Fragment-Targum, ' only those were until recently known which were first published in Bomberg's 'Biblia Rabbinica' in 1518 on the basis of Codex Vaticanus No. 440. A few years ago, however, Ginsburger edited under the title 'Das Fragmententhargum' (Berlin, 1899) a number of other fragments from manuscript sources, especially from Codex Parisiensis No. 110, as well as the quotations from the Targum Yerushalmi found in ancient authors. This work rendered a large amount of additional material available for the criticism of the Palestinian Targum” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Targum. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Targum Yerushalmi. 1899. Targum Yerushalmi la-Torah; Fragmententhargum; Targum Jeruschalmi. Light foxing throughout, overall very clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-13-8) (ID #34808) $40.00.
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  73. Kaatz, S. DAS WESEN DES PROPHETISCHEN JUDENTUMS: EIN BEITRAG ZUM VERSTÄNDNIS DER PROPHETEN. Berlin; M. Poppelauer, 1907. Later Cloth. 8vo. 109 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Essence of Phrophetic Judaism. ' Study on the phrophets by Saul Kaatz (1870–1942?), “rabbi and scholar. Kaatz, who was born in Schwersenz (Swarzedz), Poznania, served as rabbi at Hindenburg, Upper Silesia, from 1895. When the validity of the Nazis' anti-Jewish legislation in Upper Silesia was contested before the League of Nations in 1933 (the Bernheim Petition), Kaatz was among those who courageously resisted the German government's intimidation. He spurned the possibility of emigration and was deported to his death with his congregation in 1942. Kaatz was an individualist and often upheld unpopular ideas against his fellows in the Orthodox rabbinate, just as he opposed, in 1897, the anti-Zionist line of the Allgemeiner Rabbinerverband. His published writings include Die Scholien des Gregorius Abulfaragius Bar Hebraeus zum Weisheitsbuch des Josua ben Sira… (1892); Das Wesen des juedischen Religionsunterrichts (1904); Wesen des prophetischen Judentums (1907); Abraham Geigers religioeser Charakter (1911); Die muendliche Lehre und ihr Dogma… (2 vols., 1922–23); Weltschoepfungsaera und Wissenschaft (1928); and Sendschreiben an den Vorstand… der Vereinigung traditionellgesetzestreuen Rabbiner Deutschlands, in which he opposed the custom of abbreviating the name of God in non-Hebrew languages. Kaatz was a regular contributor to Wohlgemuth's Jeschurun and the weekly Israelit. He also wrote short stories (Alter Vogel, 1919) and a play, Alexander der Grosse vor Jerusalem. ” - EJ 2008. Alexander Marx’s copy, with his bookstamp on front endpage. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. Subjects: Prophets. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Prophets - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Prophets. Bound in later cloth, cloth soiled, light soiling to a few margins, and some wavy pages, overall sturdy and clean, in good condition. (BIBLE-13-43) (ID #34844) $75.00.
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  75. Goldziher, Ignác, 1850-1921. DER MYTHOS BEI DEN HEBRÄERN UND SEINE GESCHICHTLICHE ENTWICKELUNG: UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZUR MYTHOLOGIE UND RELIGIONSWISSENSCHAFT. Leipzig; F. A. Brockhaus, 1876. Later Cloth. 8vo. XXX, 402 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In the original German. 'Mythology among the Hebrews and its historical development. ' Groundbreaking study on Hebrew myths. “Jewish science is likewise indebted to him; he has pointed out the traces of Hebrew mythology in the Bible, and has presented comparative studies of Jewish and Arabic folk-lore and culture in the Middle Ages. ” - 2006 JE. Ignaz Goldziher (Isaac Judah; 1850–1921), Hungarian scholar, one of the founders of modern Islamic scholarship. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Jewish mythology. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Judaism - Works to 1900. Jewish mythology. Judaism. Bound in later cloth, with original backstrip leather gilt title pasted to backstrip; binding firm; previous owners bookstamp on titlepage, signature on endpage; otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-13-47) (ID #34848) $60.00.
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  77. Peiser, F. E. DER PROPHET HABAKUK. EINE UNTERSUCHUNG ZUR KRITIK DES ALTEN TESTAMENTS. Berlin, W. Peiser, 1903. Original Cloth. 8vo. 38 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. Contains two fold out pages. “Habakkuk: Prophet; author of the eighth in the collection of the twelve minor prophetical books. The etymology of the name of the prophet is not clear. It seems to be a loan-word representing the Assyrian 'hambakuku, ' a garden-plant, and has the appearance of being a writer's pseudonym (F. E. Peiser, 'Der Prophet Habakuk, ' in 'Mitteilungen der Vorderasiatischen Gesellschaft, ' 1903, i. 12)... Peiser (l. C.) contends that Habakkuk is the pseudonym of a Judean prince held as a hostage in Nineveh, and who witnessed the attack of the Medes, in alliance with Chaldea and Babylon, in 625 B. C. But his book announces a second attack. This prince may have been the son or grandson of Manasseh. Peiser shows that Habakkuk displays remarkable familiarity with Assyrian literature, his similes indicating quotations from, and adaptations of, Assyrian mythological writings. ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Habakkuk. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Habakkuk. Bible. Old Testament. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-28) (ID #34896) $30.00.
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  79. Maybaum, Siegmund. DIE ENTWICKELUNG DES ISRAELITISCHEN PROPHETENTHUMS. Berlin; F. Dümmler, 1883. Later Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 162 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Development of the Israelite Prophethood'. A historical and philological analysis of the Biblical Prophets and the Priesthood. Sigmund Maybaum (1844–1919), “rabbi and lecturer on homiletics. … He officiated as rabbi in Dolni-Kubin, Hungary (1870–73), and Zatec, Bohemia (1873–81). In 1881 he was called to Berlin, where from 1888 he also lectured on homiletics at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. In 1903 he was appointed professor. Active in the association of rabbis in Germany, in 1897 Maybaum was among those rabbis who protested against the idea of convening the Zionist Congress in Germany. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Prophets - Palestine - History. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Judaism. Middle East - Palestine. Bound in later cloth. First and last leaf soiled, some soiling in margins throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-7) (ID #34875) $100.00.
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  81. Lettinga, J. P.; Takamitsu Muraoka; W Th Van Peursen. GRAMMATICA VAN HET BIJBELS HEBREEUWS [AND] HULPBOEK BIJ DE GRAMMATICA VAN HET BIJBELS HEBREEUWS [TWO VOLUMES]. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996. Original Wraps. 8vo. XII, 218; VII, 117 pages. 25 cm. Tenth edition. In Dutch and Hebrew. Two Volumes, Grammar of Biblical Hebrew and accompanying volume Helpbook on Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Concentrates on the syntax and grammar of classical Hebrew. An “extensively revised version of the ninth edition of Lettinga's Biblical Hebrew grammar, which has served generations of Dutch-speaking students. In addition to substantive alterations and expansions, the mode of presentation and the style have been made more user-friendly. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Hebrew language – Grammar. Light wear to wraps, very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-54) (ID #34855) $30.00.
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  83. Huebsch, Adolph. HAMESH MEGILOT IM TARGUM SURI HA-MEKHUNEH PESHITA: YOTSE’ATAH RISHONAH BI-KETAV ASHURIT MENUKAD HETEV = DIE FUNF MEGILLOTH NEBST DEM SYRISCHEN THARGUM GENANNT "PESCHITO". Prag; Bi-Defus Senders et Brandais, 1866. Later Cloth. 8vo. XIV; 76 leaves [152] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added German title page: Die funf Megilloth, nebst dem syrischen Thargum genannt Peschito, zum ersten Male in hebraischer Quadratschrift mit Interprunktation edirt; ferner mit einem Kommentare zum Texte aus einem handschriftlichen I entateuch-Codex... Und einem Kommentare zum Thargum... Von Adolf Hubsch. Adolph Huebsch (1830–1884), “rabbi and Orientalist. … Huebsch's main work was his edition of the Syriac Peshitta on the Five Scrolls, Hamesh Megillot im Targum Suri (1866), translated as Fuenf Megilloth nebst dem Syrischen Thargum (1866). ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Bible. Five Scrolls - Commentaries. Bible. Five Scrolls. OCLC lists 26 copies. Light soiling to a few margins, firmly bound and very clean and fresh for its age. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-60) (ID #34861) $125.00.
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  85. Kogut, Simcha. המקרא בין תחביר לפרשנות : סוגיות בתחביר המקרא באספקלריה של הפרשנות היהודית הקלסית HA-MIKRA BEN TAHBIR LE-FARSHANUT: SUGYOT BE-TAHBIR HA-MIKRA BA-ASPAKLARYAH SHEL HA-PARSHANUT HA-YEHUDIT HA-KLASIT = SYNTAX AND EXEGESIS; STUDIES IN BIBLICAL SYNTAX AS REFLECTED IN TRADITIONAL JEWISH EXEGESIS. Yerushalayim; Hotsa’at Sefarim ‘a. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-‘ivrit, 2001. Original Cloth. 8vo. 271 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Simcha Kogut is Professor Emeritus of the Bible and Hebrew Language Departments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and former Chair of its Bible Department. This study looks at Biblical syntax and how Jewish commentators explain certain structures, analyses of the structures as well as lists of the exegetes who discuss those structures. Subjects: Hebrew language - Syntax. Bible. Old Testament. - Language, style. Bible. Old Testament. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Near fine in very good jacket. (BIBLE-13-56) (ID #34857) $30.00.
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  87. Lévi, Israel. THE HEBREW TEXT OF THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTICUS. Leiden; E. J. Brill, 1904. Original Wraps. 12mo. XIII, 85 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Title page and preface in English, text in Hebrew. The Hebrew text of the Book of Ecclesiasticus with brief notes and a selected glossary by Israel Lévi. Translation of a major portion of the book of Ecclesiastes from fragments recently found in the Cairo Genizah. Written by Israel Levi (1856-1939), Rabbi and scholar, manager of Revue des Etudes Juives. Subjects: Lévi, Israel, (1856-1939) Cairo Genizah. Bible. Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus. Hebrew - Criticism, Textual. Wraps tornand soiled, binding repaired, internally clean and fresh. Good condition thus. (BIBLE-13-9) (ID #34809) $30.00.
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  89. Wiener, Harold Marcus [Samuel Rolles Driver, Charles Augustus Briggs]. THE HIGHER CRITICAL QUANDARY: A CORRESPONDENCE WITH DRS. BRIGGS AND DRIVER. [Oberlin, Ohio]: [Biblioteca Sacra], 1911. 1st separate edition. Period boards with original paper wrappers bound in, pages [510]-531 (ie.22 pages); 24 cm. “Reprint from the Biblioteca Sacra, ” July, 1911. Includes bibliographical references. Solomon Schechter’s copy with his presentation bookplate. Harold Marcus Wiener (1875-1929) was a British-born Jerusalem lawyer and bible scholar who was killed in the 1929 riots in Palestine. His entire estate was bequeathed to the Spanish and Portugese Jews' Congregation of London. Mordechai Ben Katharina Mayer Wiener was born into a privileged Anglo-Jewish family, received his legal education at Cambridge University and became a renowned British lawyer. But he became more famous as a Bible scholar focused on the legal aspects of Bible study. In 1923 he immigrated to Israel, "to better understand the Bible, ” to retreat from public life, and to focus on his studies. He lived in Jerusalem near Herod’s Gate, and became close to the Arab population, and he funded scholarships for Arab students at the American University in Beirut. On the outbreak of the 1929 riots, he was at home with 2 Jewish workers who were renovating his home. Wiener drove them in his car back toward the Jewish neighborhoods, but the three passengers were killed in the Damascus Gate. Wiener was buried in a mass grave along with 15 others killed in the first part of the riots (Wikipedia 2015). SUBJECT(S): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Blindstamp on titlepage, damp stains throughout. Otherwise Good Condition. (KH-5-33) (ID #36212) $100.00.
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  91. Ettelson, Harry William. THE INTEGRITY OF I MACCABEES. New Haven, Conn.; Connecticut Academy Of Arts And Sciences, 1925. Original Wraps. 8vo. [249]-384 pages [i. E. 135 pages]. 25 cm. First edition. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. Vol. 27. Analysis of the structure of I Maccabees, with a discussion of the Hebrew and Greek version, debating contemporary theories of the integrity of the text. Contents: Brief for the addendum theory; The positive evidence against the addendum theory; the fabrication-interpolation theory. Harry Ettelson (1883-1975) was born in Mobile, Alabama and attended the University of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College, where he was ordained in 1904, the University of Chicago, and Yale. He was a Navy chaplain in WWI, and rabbi in Hartford, CT, Philadelphia, and Memphis. Subjects: Bible. Apocrypha. Maccabees, 1st. Light wear to wraps, with small tear to top of backstrip, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-13-14) (ID #34814) $70.00.
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  93. Ginsberg, Harold Louis. THE ISRAELIAN HERITAGE OF JUDAISM. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1982. Original Cloth. 8vo. VII, 145 pages. 23 cm. Edition. Study by Harold Louis Ginsberg (1903-1990), Sabatao Morais Professor Emeritus of Bible at the Jewish Theology Seminary, on the emergence of Judaism, with major analysis of and the direct influences upon Deuteronomy Exodus, Isaiah, Hosea. The “late Professor of Bible at JTS, H. L. Ginsberg, had suggested that the impulse behind Deuteronomy derived not from political ambition (to fill the void left up north by the destruction of Samaria and the temporary inattention of Assyria) but from religious remorse. In the decades prior to Samaria's fall, the prophet Hosea inveighed against its rampant pagan practices. 'For Ephraim [the Northern Kingdom] has multiplied altars - for guilt. Israel has ignored his Maker and built temples' (8: 11, 14). Implicit in this denunciation was the ideal of a single central sanctuary dedicated to the universal God who had redeemed Israel from Egypt. After 722 BCE, Hosea's cultic indictment filtered south to Jerusalem to inspire a religious revolution that might spare Judah the fate of its estranged sibling (Israelian Heritage of Judaism). ” - Ismar Schorsch, Vanquishment Through the Written Word. Subjects: D document (Biblical criticism) Theology. Bible. Old Testament - Theology. Bible. Old Testament. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-41) (ID #34841) $30.00.
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  95. Jacob Ben Hayyim Ibn Adonijah; Norman H Snaith; Christian D Ginsburg; Elijah Levita. JACOB BEN CHAJIM IBN ADONIJAH'S INTRODUCTION TO THE RABBINIC BIBLE. New York: Ktav Pub. House, 1968. Original Cloth. O. XXXVI, 91, VIII, 307 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. Jacob ben Chajim ibn Adonijah's Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible, Hebrew and English, with explanatory notes by Christian D. Ginsburg. And, the Massoreth ha-Massoreth of Elias Levita: being an exposition of the Massoretic notes on the Hebrew Bible, or, The ancient critical apparatus of the Old Testament, in Hebrew / with an English translation and critical and explanatory notes by Christian D. Ginsburg; prolegomenon by Norman H. Snaith. Reprint (1st work). Originally published: 2nd ed. London: Longman, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1867. Reprint (2nd work). Originally published: London: Longman, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1867. Jacob Adonijah's “edition of the Rabbinical Bible (1524-25), which he supplied with Masoretic notes and an introduction which treats of the Masorah, of 'kere' and 'ketib, ' and of the discrepancies between the Talmudists and the Masorah. The value of his activity as a Masorite was recognized even by Elijah Levita, who, however, often finds fault with his selections (second introduction to 'Massoret ha-Massoret, ' ed. Ginsburg). Jacob's introduction to the Rabbinical Bible was translated into Latin by Claude Capellus ('De Mari Rabbinico Infido, ' vol. Ii., ch. 4, Paris, 1667), and into English by Christian D. Ginsburg (Longham, 1865). " - 1906 JE. Subjects: Masorah. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, Textual. Very clean and fresh. Previous owners signature on endpage. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-14-5) (ID #34873) $75.00.
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  97. Graetz, Heinrich. KOHÉLET = [KOHELET]: ODER DER SALOMONISCHE PREDIGER: ÜBERSETZT UND KRITISCH ERLÄUTERT [BOUND WITH] SCHIR HA-SCHIRIM, ODER, DAS SALOMONISCHE HOHELIED. Leipzig; C. F. Winter; Wien; Wilhelm Braumüller, 1871. Original Cloth and quarter leather. 8vo. VIII, 200; VI, 219 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew, commentary in German. Two Volumes bound together. Translation of and commentaries on Ecclesiastes and Canticles by Heinrich Graetz (1817-1891), German historian and exegete. Schir Ha-Schirim contains mounted label, imprint reads: Breslau, 1885, W. Jacobsohn. Both volumes with the private library stamp of Rabbi Jacob Marcus, Elmira, NY. Jacob Marcus (1862-1918) was Rabbi of Temple Children of Israel, Elmira, N. Y. From 1894, a native of Kovno, he studied in Germany before emigrating to America. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Song of Solomon -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Song of Solomon – Commentaries. Light ageing to pages, light rubbing to leather, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-24) (ID #34824) $55.00.
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  99. Gordis, Robert, 1908-. KOHELETH, THE MAN AND HIS WORLD; A STUDY OF ECCLESIASTES. New York; Published For The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America By Bloch Pub. Co., 1955. Original Cloth. 8vo. XI, 404 pages. 24 cm. Second augmented edition. Includes the text of Ecclesiastes in Hebrew and English. First published 1951. “The frame within which Dr. Gordis presents his new translation consists of an excellent introduction which discusses the thought and personality of Koheleth in relation to his milieu, and a long, very learned technical commentary of almost two hundred pages in which the introductory generalizations are patiently substantiated by the exegesis of chapter and verse. Quite obviously very little, either ancient or modern, that has ever been written about any part of the text has escaped his research. … he offers a most plausible defense of the view that Koheleth wrote not in Aramaic but in the Hebrew of the present text, an opinion in which Dr. Gordis has been joined by W. F. Albright. Those difficult passages which others have explained as misunderstandings or literal translations from a conjectured Aramaic original are, in Dr. Gordis’s view, examples of a stage in the development of the Hebrew language somewhere between the late classical and the Hebrew of the Mishnah. ” - A Contemporary Koheleth; review of Gordis by Arthur Hertzberg, Commentary Magazine, September 1952. Robert Gordis (1908–1992), was a “U. S. Bible scholar, author, and rabbi. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Commentaries. Bible. A. T. Ecclesiaste - Commentaires. Kohelet. Previous owners name (Rabbi Martin A. Cohen) and citation of secondary sources in pen on endpage; otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-17) (ID #34885) $30.00.
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  101. Klausner, Joseph; Stinespring, W. F. THE MESSIANIC IDEA IN ISRAEL, FROM ITS BEGINNING TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MISHNAH. New York, MacMillan, 1955. Hardcover, 8vo, xv, 543 pages, 22 cm. Contents: The Messianic idea in the period of the prophets -- The Messianic idea in the books of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha -- The Messianic idea in the period of the Tannaim. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Messiah. Messie. Messianismus. Geographic: Israel (Altertum). Text in Hebrew. Translated from the 3 Hebrew edition by W. F. Stinespring. Klausner was a “literary critic, historian, and Zionist. Klausner was born in Olkienik, near Vilna, but in 1885 his family moved to Odessa where he attended a Hebrew day school. Already in his earliest years he evinced a passion for the Hebrew language, which was to be one of the main interests of his life. He lectured on Jewish history at the modern yeshivah in Odessa. After the Revolution in February 1917, he was invited to lecture at Odessa University, but following the Bolshevik Revolution in October he immigrated to Palestine, settling in Jerusalem in 1919. He took an active part in the Va’ad ha-Lashon, the Academy of the Hebrew Language, first as scientific secretary, then as editor of its proceedings, and later as president. He continued to act as editor of Ha-Shilo’a when it was revived in Eretz Israel, from 1921–26. When the Hebrew University was established, to his disappointment he was not appointed to the chair of Jewish history, as his views were considered too secular, but was appointed to the chair of Hebrew literature. It was only in 1944, at the age of 70, that he was appointed to the chair of the History of the Second Temple, endowed by his friends and admirers. From 1950 until shortly before his death he acted as editor in chief of the Encyclopaedia Hebraica... Klausner was active as a literary critic and philologist, as a historian, and as a Zionist” (Werses, Medan and Flusser in EJ 2010). Beautiful copy. Some wear and tear to dustjacket. Very good condition. (Spec-23-4B) (ID #36309) $40.00.
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  103. Goldziher, Ignác; Heymann Steinthal; R Martineau. MYTHOLOGY AMONG THE HEBREWS AND ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT. London; Longmans, Green, 1877. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXXV, 457 pages. 23 cm. First English edition. Translation of Der Mythos bei den Hebräern und seine geschichtliche Entwickelung (1876) by Ignaz Goldziher. Translated from the German, with additions by the author, by Russell Martineau. Includes two essays by H. Steinthal. Groundbreaking study on Hebrew myths. “Jewish science is likewise indebted to him; he has pointed out the traces of Hebrew mythology in the Bible, and has presented comparative studies of Jewish and Arabic folk-lore and culture in the Middle Ages. ” - 2006 JE. Ignaz Goldziher (Isaac Judah; 1850–1921), Hungarian scholar, one of the founders of modern Islamic scholarship. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Jewish mythology. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Jewish mythology. Judaism. Front hinge repaired. Light soiling to outer edges and cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-45) (ID #34846) $100.00.
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  105. Jacob Neusner. THE PERFECT TORAH. Brill Academic Publishers, 2003. 9789004130333. Original Publisher’s cloth, Large 8vo, xxvi, 214 pages. Ex-library with usual marks, otherwise very clean and solid, probably unread (KH-4-7) (ID #36100) $105.00.
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  107. Hazony, Yoram. THE PHILOSOPHY OF HEBREW SCRIPTURE: AN INTRODUCTION. New York; Cambridge University Press, 2012. Original Wraps. 8vo. XI, 379 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading the Bible. It shows how biblical authors used narrative and prophetic oratory to advance universal arguments about ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics. It offers bold new studies of biblical narratives and prophetic poetry, transforming forever our understanding of what the stories of Abel, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and David, and the speeches of Isaiah and Jeremiah, were meant to teach. ” - Publishers description. Subjects: Political science - Philosophy. Jewish philosophy. Narration in the Bible. Bible. Old Testament - Philosophy. Bible. Old Testament. Near fine condition. (BIBLE-13-58) (ID #34859) $30.00.
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  109. Harwell, Robert Ritchie. THE PRINCIPAL VERSIONS OF BARUCH. [New Haven, Conn. ]; [Tuttle, Morehouse And Taylor Co. ], 1915. Original Wraps. 8vo. 66 pages. 23 cm. First edition. A dissertation presented to the faculty of the graduate school of Yale University, etc. Dissertation containing a comparative philological analysis of Syriac, Greek, and Latin manuscripts of translations of the Hebrew version of Baruch. Subjects: Bible. Apocrypha. Baruch. Light soiling and minor chips to edges of wraps, internally very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-13) (ID #34813) $30.00.
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  111. Sperber, Alexander. PROBLEME EINER EDITION DER SEPTUAGINTA [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. [Leiden]; [Brill], 1935. Original Wraps. 8vo. 39-46 [ie. 8] pages. 24 cm. Offprint. "Separat aus: Festschrift P. Kahle. " 'Problems of an edition of the Septuagint'. Essay on the variants in composition, manuscripts, and redactions of early Septuagint manuscripts. Signed atop front wrap: “with writers best regards and compliments”. Subjects: Septuagint. Bible. Old Testament. Septuagint. Greek – Commentaries. OCLC lists 3 copies (Yale, Stanford, Manchester). Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-29) (ID #34897) $30.00.
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  113. Aaronson, Lionel E. Z. QOHELETH: THE RECORD OF THE LECTURE GIVEN BY THE SON OF DAVID WHO WAS KING IN JERUSALEM: A NEW AND ORIGINAL TRANSLATION AND PARAPHRASE OF THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Berlin; Trowitzch & Son, 1924. Original Cloth. 4to. 100 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Text in Hebrew; literal translation, paraphrase, and notes in English. Added title page in Hebrew. Finely printed, in Berlin. Signed by the author directly on the front free page, addressed to the editor of Bnai Brith. The author and his brother Alfred E. Aaronson were on the executive board of the Tuloma Oil Company in Oklahoma, and after Lionel's passing, the Company was reformed as the General American Oil Company. Subjects: Paraphrases. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Paraphrases, English. Bible. Old Testament. Ecclesiastes, English. Bible. Ecclesiastes. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-34) (ID #34834) $30.00.
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  115. Another Copy. Inscribed by Author's Family to Shalom Spiegel. Original Cloth. Boards heavily soiled, pages lightly wavy from previous water damage, institutional stamp on endpages, otherwise Good condition. (BIBLE-13-35) (ID #34835) $30.00.
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  117. Perowne, J. J. Stewart; John William Donaldson; Thomas Hartwell Horne. REMARKS ON DR. DONALDSON'S BOOK ENTITLED "JASHAR" [BOUND WITH] A BRIEF EXPOSURE OF THE REV. J.J.S. PEROWNE [BOUND WITH] BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON THE BOOK OF JASHER. London: Bell And Daldy; Cambridge: Deighton, Bell, & Co., 1855; 1855; 1833. Original Wraps. 8vo. 46; 16; 11 pages. 21 cm. 2nd edition; “with an appendix containing some observations on Dr. Donaldson's reply to the First edition”. Contains Perowne's Remarks (1855, London); Donaldson's A Brief Exposure of the Rev. J. J. S. Perowne (London, 1855), and Bibliographical notes on the Book of Jasher (London, 1833). Consists of an angry polemic written by English bishop John James Stewart Perowne (1823-1904) in regards to Donaldson's 'Jashar; Fragmenta archetypa carminum Hebraicorum', 1854. Donaldson wrote a reply considering Perowne's vitriolic response to be near-slanderous, and Perowne wrote a rebuttal, attaching it to the second edition. John William Donaldson (7 June 1811 – 10 February 1861) was an English philologist and biblical critic; A brilliant and original scholar; one of the pioneers in applying comparative methods to Greek and Latin Philology. In Jashar (published 1854) he advanced the bold critical theory that fragments of a book of Jashar are to be detected throughout the Old Testament up to and including the reign of Solomon, and that they are 'the religious marrow of the scriptures. ' The outcry which this provoked very possibly precipitated his resignation as Head Master at King Edward's School. Subjects: Donaldson, John William, 1811-1861. Jashar. Sefer ha-yashar (Quasi-historical work) Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament. Hebrew - Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 10 copies. Previous disbound, rebacked with wraps. Pages lightly soiled, some wavy edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-21) (ID #34821) $200.00.
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  119. Goldin, Judah. THE SONG AT THE SEA; BEING A COMMENTARY ON A COMMENTARY IN TWO PARTS. New Haven; Yale University Press, 1971. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXII, 249 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Contents: Part. 1. An introduction to Shirta. - Part 2. Shirta: A new translation with commentary. Commentary and new translation on the Shirta, the oldest complete and extant commentary on the Song at Sea (Exodus 15: 1-21) - the Fifteeth chapter of the book of Exodus, which records 'the song' that Moses and the Israelites sang when they were delivered from the Egyptians. Rabbi Judah Goldin (1914–1998), a Jewish scholar and professor at Penn, Yale, Iowa, Duke, and the JTSA. Subjects: Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael. Shirata - Commentaries. Bible. Exodus, XV, 1-21 - Commentaries. Shirta - Commentaries. Bible. Old Testament. Exodus XV, 1-21 - Commentaries. Exodus. Jacket soiled, with light tears to edges. Previous owners name on endpage, with minor markings and notes to a few pages in pen and pencil, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (BIBLE-14-26) (ID #34894) $30.00.
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  121. Jastrow, Morris. THE SONG OF SONGS: BEING A COLLECTION OF LOVE LYRICS OF ANCIENT PALESTINE. Philadelphia; London: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1921. Original Cloth in original jacket. 8vo. 245, [1] pages. 22 cm. First edition. A new translation based on a revised text, together with the origin, growth and interpretation of the songs, by Morris Jastrow, Jr. 'The Song of Songs: Being a Collection of Love Lyrics of Ancient Palestine Morris Jastrow examines the differing theories of interpretation of the Song of Songs: the Solomonic tradition, the allegorical interpretation, the dramatic theory, and more. He then divides the English translation into 23 love lyrics that share a unity of theme and provides commentary. ' Subjects: Bible. Song of Solomon – Commentaries. Bible. Song of Solomon. English. Jastrow. 1921. Jacket lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition in Very Good- Jacket. (BIBLE-13-11) (ID #34811) $75.00.
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  123. Newman, Louis I.; William Popper. STUDIES IN BIBLICAL PARALLELISM. PT. I. PARALLELISM IN AMOS, BY LOUIS I. NEWMAN. PT II. PARALLELISM IN ISAIAH, CHAPTERS 1-10, BY WILLIAM POPPER. Berkeley; University Of California Press, 1918. Original Cloth. 4to. X, 388 pages. 28 cm. 1st edition. University of California publications. Semitic philology. V. 1, no. 2 and 3. Semicentennial publication of Univ. Of Calif. 1868-1918. Studies on internal parallelism in Isaiah and Amos. William Popper (1874–1963), U. S. Orientalist and biblical scholar. … Popper's biblical research centered on the literary and stylistic aspects of Isaiah (Parallelism in Isaiah, 1923), whose text he tried to reconstruct, publishing with an English translation of his own (The Prophetic Poetry of Isaiah, 1931). ” - 2008 EJ. Louis Israel Newman (1893–1972), “U. S. Reform rabbi and author. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Amos - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Isaiah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Amos. Bible. Isaiah. Cloth soiled, otheriwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-13-20) (ID #34820) $40.00.
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  125. Smolar, Leivy; Moses Aberbach; Pinkhos Churgin. STUDIES IN TARGUM JONATHAN TO THE PROPHETS. New York; Ktav Pub. House: Baltimore Hebrew College, 1983. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXXIII, 435 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in Targum Jonathan to the Prophets by Leivy Smolar and Moses Aberbach. Targum Jonathan to the Prophets by Pinkhos Churgin. "Pinkhos Churgin's Targum Jonathan to the Prophets, originally published in 1927 by Yale University Press". Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Targoem Pseudo-Jonathan. Bible. Prophets (Neviim). Aramaic - Versions - Targum Jonathan. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-4) (ID #34872) $30.00.
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  127. Biran, Avraham. TEMPLES AND HIGH PLACES IN BIBLICAL TIMES: PROCEEDINGS OF THE COLLOQUIUM IN HONOR OF THE CENTENNIAL OF HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION, JERUSALEM, 14-16 MARCH 1977. Jerusalem, Israel; Nelson Glueck School Of Biblical Archaeology Of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion, 1981. Original Cloth. 8vo. VII, 182 [24] pages. 25 cm. First edition. With 24 pages of black and white plates. Contains the texts of the opening and closing remarks, lectures, synopses of lectures, and discussions following the lectures of the colloquium, with subjects ranging from the Chalcolithic to Byzantine periods, 'Bible-Lands' as well as Anatolia and the Aegean, etc. Subjects: Temples - Middle East - Congresses. High places (Shrines) - Congresses. Antiquities. High places (Shrines) Religion. Temples. Conference proceedings. Middle East - Religion - Congresses. Middle East - Antiquities - Congresses. Light wear to jacket, previous owners name on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-26) (ID #34826) $30.00.
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  129. Benjamin, Charles Dow, 1894-. THE VARIATIONS BETWEEN THE HEBREW AND GREEK TEXTS OF JOSHUA: CHAPTERS 1-12. Leipzig; W. Drugulin, 1921. Original Wraps. 8vo. 46 pages. 24 cm. First edition. 'Compliments of the Author' signed on front wraps. “The attempt is here made to explain the variations between the Hebrew and Greek texts of Joshua 1-12. Both have suffered largely from similar causes, and the recognition and elimination of faults will enable us to recover the Hebrew text as it existed at the time the Greek translation was made. ” - p. 1. Orthographic study of the Greek text of Joshua, with extensive commentary on various glosses. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Joshua -- Criticism, Textual. Bible. Joshua - Criticism, Textual. Bible. Joshua. Clean and fresh, with minor chip to front wrap at corner. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-5) (ID #34805) $50.00.
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  131. King, Edward G. THE YALKUT ON ZECHARIAH. Cambridge; Deighton, Bell, 1882. Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 122 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Translated from the Hebrew. The Yalkut on Zechariah, from the Yalkut Shimoni, translated from the Hebrew with notes and appendices by Edward G. King. The Yalkut Shimoni “usually referred to as 'the Yalkut' of Simeon of Frankfurt, the best known and most comprehensive midrashic anthology, covering the whole Bible. ” - EJ 2008. Translated by Edward G. King, Vicar, and Hebrew lecturer at Sidney Sussex College. Subjects: Bible. Zechariah - Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. OCLC lists 24 copies. Cloth lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-13-3) (ID #34803) $110.00.
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  133. Ginsburg, Christian D. [SEFER TEHILIM] תהילים THE PSALMS. Vienna; London; C. Fromme: Luzac, [1894]. Original Cloth. 8vo. [1124]-1354 pages [ie. 230 pages]. 24 cm. First edition. Interleaved with blank tracing pages throughout. Printed in Vienna, no date. On title page: “Psalms: revised according to the Massorah and the early printed editions, with various readings &c. From mss. And the ancient versions by C. D. Ginsburg; being a reprint from the Massoretico-critical text by the same editor. ” Interleaved 'massoretico-critical text' edition of the psalms, with copious notes by previous owner in pen in Hebrew and English on first few interleaves. Christian David Ginsburg (1831–1914), was a “Bible scholar. Born in Warsaw, he converted to Christianity in 1846 and soon afterward moved to England. … Ginsburg devoted himself to research on the masoretic text of the Bible; The Massorah (his magnum opus), published between 1880–1905 in four volumes, is the fruit of his labor. In the first two volumes, the original text of the masorah (in Hebrew) is arranged alphabetically with many additional notes drawn from manuscripts. The third volume contains supplements, and some masoretic tractates; the fourth renders into English all Hebrew entries of the first volume up to the letter 'yod, ' with explanatory notes. In his work, Ginsburg amassed rich and rare material; some of it, however, is not accurate. He also published two standard editions of the Hebrew Bible (1894, 1911) based on the same research. In Introduction to the Massoretico-Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible (1897, repr. 1966) and in A Series of 15 Facsimiles of MSS of the Hebrew Bible (1897; second edition: A Series of 18 Facsimiles …, 1898), he explains his system. In 1904, on the occasion of its centennial, the British Bible Society entrusted Ginsburg with the publication of a new critical Hebrew Bible text; it was completed only in 1926.” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Bible. Psalms – Texts. OCLC lists only two copies (Natl Libr Israel, Natl Libr Scotland) of this scarce 1st edition, from Vienna. Pages aged, edges lightly browned, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-14-19) (ID #34887) $135.00.
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  135. Wickes, William; Aron Dotan. TWO TREATISES ON THE ACCENTUATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: TA'AME EMET ON PSALMS, PROVERBS, AND JOB; TA'AME KAF-ALEF SEFARIM ON THE TWENTY-ONE PROSE BOOKS. New York, Ktav Pub. House, 1970. Original Cloth. 8vo. XLVI, 119, 155 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. [Ta'ame emet] on Psalms, Proverbs, and Job - [Ta'ame kaf-alef sefarim] on the twenty-one prose books. "First published [in] 1881 [and] 1887”. Major treatises on cantillation marks by William Wickes. “The most important books on this subject in English (and indeed very important generally), are those of W. Wickes…. Wickes based his work on the study of the MSS and the printed editions. He describes the forms of the accent signs, their names, and their use, with a detailed description of the conjunctives used with each disjunctive. The main part of each book describes the combinations in which the accents can occur. ” - p. 163, Yeivin, Introduction to the Tiberian Masorah. Subjects: Hebrew language - Accents and accentuation. Hebrew language - Accents and accentuation. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-11) (ID #34879) $45.00.
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  137. Lieberman, Saul. GREEK IN JEWISH PALESTINE (AUTHOR INSCRIBED). New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1942. Original boards. First edition. 8vo, 207 pages. Saul Lieberman's classic work on the Greek influence over Jewish customs and practices in either rabbinic or classical literature. In Greek in Jewish Palestine, he demonstrates that "almost ever foreign word and phrase have their raison d'etre in rabbinic literature" and that "all Greek phrases in rabbinic literature are quotations." Hellenism in Jewish Palestine is "an inquiry into the spirit of many rabbinic observations and investigations of the facts, insicents, opinions, notions and beliefs to which the Rabbis allude in their statements." Ex-library with usual markings. Minor shelf wear. Other Very Good Condition. (Bible-15-1) (ID #36474) $50.00.
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  139. Heller, Bernard. HELLENISM IN JEWISH PALESTINE; STUDIES IN THE LITERARY TRANSMISION, BELIEFS AND MANNERS OF PALESTINE IN THE I CENTURY B.C.E.-IV CENTURY C.E. (author inscribed). New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1950. 8vo. Xvi, 231 pages. First edition. Inscribed by author. Includes several indices, illustration. SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature – history and criticism; Aramaic language – foreign words and phrases; Jews – history – 586 B. C. -70 A. D.; Jews – history – 70-1789; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, textual. SERIES: Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Lieberman (1898-1983) was born in Belorussia, and went to university in Kiev, France, and, after he he migrated to Jerusalem in 1928, at the Hebrew University. There, he concentrated on talmudic philology and Greek language. One of his only two books in English, Hellenism in Jewish Palestine “illustrate[s] the influence of Hellenistic culture on Jewish Palestine in the first centuries C. E.”(Preschel, EJ). Ex library with usual markings. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (Rab-54-28A) (ID #36392) $40.00.
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  141. Ziegler, Ignaz. DER KAMPF ZWISCHEN JUDENTUM UND CHRISTENTUM IN DEN ERSTEN DREI CHRISTLICHEN JAHRHUNDERTEN. Berlin, M. Poppelauer. Attractively rebound in period cloth & marbled boards. 8vo; IV, 94 pages; Author was rabbi of Karlsbad. Gesamtverzeic hnis 1700-1910, CLX. 150. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (GER-O-1A) (ID #36380) $60.00.
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  143. Smith, Morton. edited by Shaye J D Cohen. STUDIES IN THE CULT OF YAHWEH: NEW TESTAMENT, EARLY CHRISTIANITY, AND MAGIC (RELIGIONS IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN WORLD, VOL 130/2). Brill Academic Publishers, 1996. 9789004104792. 1st edition. Original Publisher's cloth, viii, 292 pp. 1 illus. On the Christian Bible ("New Testament"), Early Christianity and Ancient Magic. Volume II also contains an assessment of Smith's scholarly achievement and a complete list of his publications. Ex-library with minimal markings, Very Good Condition, very clean. (KH-4-3) (ID #36096) $155.00.
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  145. Pick, Seligmann. DIE AUF JESUS GEDEUTEN STELLEN DES ALTEN TESTAMENTS; QUELLENSTUDIEN VON RABBINER DR. SELIGMANN PICK. Frankfurt Am Main; J. Kauffmann, 1923. Original Cloth. 8vo. 84 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'Interpretation of Jesus in the Old Testament, Source Studies by Rabbi Dr. Seligmann Pick. ' Critical and comparative analysis of passages drawn from throughout the old testament for christology. “Herausgegeben von der Vereinigung für schriften über jüdische religion, begründet vom Verband der deutschen Juden. ” Subjects: Bible. Old Testament - Prophecies. Bible. Old Testament. OCLC lists 25 copies. Pages aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-32) (ID #34900) $100.00.
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  147. Büchler, Adolf. DIE PRIESTER UND DER CULTUS IM LETZTEN JAHRZEHNT DES JERUSALEMISCHEN TEMPELS. Wien; Alfred Hölder, 1895. Original Wraps. 8vo. 207 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Study of Priests and Worship during the second temple period. Also issued in the same year in Jahresbericht der Israelitisch-Theologischen Lehranstalt in Wien 1894/95. Adolf Buechler (1867–1939), theologian and historian. Buechler received his early training in the Jewish seminaries of Budapest and Breslau and was awarded his doctorate in Leipzig in 1890. His earliest studies were in the fields of Hebrew philosophy and masorah. … Buechler's main contribution to Jewish learning concerned the history of the Second Temple period, especially the latter part of that era. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Priests, Jewish. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Jewish sects. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-31) (ID #34899) $45.00.
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  149. Ginsburg, Christian D. 1831-1914. THE ESSENES: THEIR HISTORY AND DOCTRINES. AN ESSAY. London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, And Green, 1864. Original Wraps. 8vo. 82 pages. 21 cm. First separate edition. "Reprinted from the Transactions of the Literary and philosophical society of Liverpool. " Significant study on the Essenes, drawing on the writings of Hellenist Greek contemporaries, the church fathers, and Rabbinic and Christian sources, with a survey of major writings from the 16th century to writings from 1863 on or mentioning the Essenes; the author relies heaviest on the works of Graetz and Frankel. Christian David Ginsburg was an English Masoretic scholar born in Warsaw in 1831. “He was converted in 1846, and was for a time connected with the Liverpool branch of the London Society's Mission to the Jews, but retired in 1863, devoting himself entirely to literary work. Besides editions of the Song of Songs, 1857, and Ecclesiastes, 1861, he published essays on the Karaites, 1862; and Essenes, 1864; and a full account in English of the Cabala, 1865. He then devoted himself to Masoretic studies, publishing the text and translation of Elias Levita's 'Massoret ha-Massoret' in 1867, and of Jacob b. Hayyim's 'Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible' in the same year. - 1906 JE. The Essenes were “a sect of Second Temple Judaism that flourished from the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century CE which some scholars claim seceded from theZadokite priests. Being much fewer in number than the Pharisees and the Sadducees (the other two major sects at the time), the Essenes lived in various cities but congregated in communal life dedicated to asceticism (some groups practiced celibacy), voluntary poverty, and daily immersion. Many separate but related religious groups of that era shared similar mystic, eschatological, messianic, and ascetic beliefs. These groups are collectively referred to by various scholars as the ‘Essenes. ’ Josephus records that Essenes existed in large numbers, and thousands lived throughout Roman Judaea” (Wikipedia 2014). Subjects: Essenes. Jewish Sects. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-49) (ID #34850) $125.00.
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  151. Zeitlin, Solomon. THE HISTORY OF THE SECOND JEWISH COMMONWEALTH. Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1933. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 78 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECTS: Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (AC-1-21) (ID #36352) $30.00.
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  153. Bacher, Wilhelm; Alexander Siskind Barinovitz. אגדת אמוראי ארץ ישראל AGADAT AMORAE ERETS-YISRAEL. VOLUME 2. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1926. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 269 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two.SUBJECT(S): Amoraim; Aggada. Chipping to spine and cover, overall in good condition. (HebLit-5-11A) (ID #36373) $30.00.
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  155. Meiri, Menahem Ben Solomon, 1249-1306. ספר הרב המאירי : ... על שלש מסכתות מגילה חגיגה ותענית ... SEFER HA-RAV HA-MEIRI:... `AL SHALOSH MASEKHTOT MEGILAH HAGIGAH VE-TA`ANIT... [BET HA-BEHIRAH (MEGILAH, HAGIGAH, TA`ANIT) ]. Prag: Gedruckt Bei Franz Sommer, 1809. Later Cloth, Square 8vo, 32 (of 33) leaves (final leaf, f 33, is missing). In Hebrew. Meiri (1249–1316), was a Provençal scholar and commentator of the Talmud. “Meiri was born in Perpignan where he spent his whole life. His family, regarded as one of the most distinguished in Provence, originated from Carcassonne and Narbonne. … Among the contemporary scholars with whom he maintained close ties was Solomon b. Abraham Adret; they exchanged many responsa and Adret's teachings assisted him in the writing of his monumental work. Meiri was one of the participants in Adret's polemic against Maimonides which ended in Adret's excommunicating any person who read philosophical works in his youth. In a letter to Abba Mari b. Moses Joseph, who handled the entire affair and collected the relevant correspondence, Meiri disassociated himself from the attitude of Adret and his colleagues, upholding freedom of thought for the scholars of each country, and freedom from intervention by outside scholars. Extracts from Meiri's letter (republished by D. Kaufmann along with the reply by Joseph b. Simeon in the name of Abba Mari under the title Hoshen Mishpat in the Jubelschrift… L. Zunz, 1884; Heb. Sec. 142–74), reveal his great interest in philosophy and other secular sciences, and reflect his pride in the local scholars who had acquired proficiency in them. Meiri occupies a central position in the sphere of the talmudic creativity of Provence, not only due to his extraordinary literary fecundity and the comprehensive scope of his works, but also because he summarizes the teachings of his predecessors during the previous three centuries. In effect he puts the seal upon the literary efforts in this area of Jewish culture. His literary activity covered halakhic rulings, talmudic exposition, biblical exegesis, customs, ethics, and philosophy. The vast majority of Meiri's works remained in manuscript until very recently, probably on account of their exceptional length, which made it practically impossible to copy them in full. A small number of his books were published in the second half of the 18th century and the majority of them – from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present day” (Ta-Shma and Derovan in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Megillah -- Commentaries. Hagigah Ta`anit. OCLC lists 4 copies(JTS, HUC, Harvard, Danish Ntl Lib). Ex-library with usual marks to later binding; stains, lacks final leaf, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-5-42) (ID #36306) $100.00.
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  157. Primus, Charles. AQIVA'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE LAW OF ZERA'IM [STUDIES IN JUDAISM IN LATE ANTIQUITY]. Brill Academic Publishers, 1977. 1st edition. Original cloth, 8vo, 210 pages. Signed by the author. Looks like it was never read. Ex-library with usual marks, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-4-10) (ID #36103) $40.00.
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  159. R. Hai Gaon. THE BOOK OF SHETAROTH (FORMULARY) OF R.HAI GAON. SUPPLEMENT TO TARBIZ. I. Jerusalem, Tarbiz, 1930. Later boards. 8vo. 72, [2] pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew. Series: “Supplement to Tarbiz I, 3.” Baruch Bokser’s copy with additional notes laid in. Tarbiz is a Hebrew quarterly for Judaic studies; published since 1930 by the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Ex-library with usual markings, otherwise Very Good condition. (BIBLIOG-25-17A) (ID #36388) $125.00.
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  161. Mach, Rudolf. DER ZADDIK IN TALMUD UND MIDRASCH: INAUGURAL-DISSERTATION ZUR E RLANGUNG DER WÜRDE EINES DOKTORS DER PHILOSOPHIE DER PHILOSOPHIE (AUTHOR INSCRIBED). Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1957. Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 245 pages. Louis Finkelstein's copy with author inscription. Ex-library with usual markings. (AC-2-7) Light wear, Very Good Condition. (ID #36328) $45.00.
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  163. Neusner, Jacob. THE DOCUMENTARY FORM-HISTORY OF RABBINIC LITERATURE, VOLUME II: AGGADIC SECTOR: TRACTATE ABOT, ABOT DERABBI NATAN, SIFRA, SIFRE TO NUMBERS AND SIFRE TO DEUTERONOMY. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1998. First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 252 pages, South Florida studies in the history of Judaism. 2. Aggadic sector: Tractate Abot, Abot deRabbi Natan, Sifra, Sifre to Numbers and Sifre to Deuteronomy. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages are clean with no notes or markings. Very Good Condition. (Neusner-4-1) (ID #36341) $100.00.
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  165. Neusner, Jacob. THE DOCUMENTARY FORM-HISTORY OF RABBINIC LITERATURE, VOLUME III: AGGADIC SECTOR: MEKHILTA ATTRIBUTED TO R. ISHMAEL AND GENESIS RABBAH. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1998. First edition. Original boards, 8vo. 215 pages, South Florida studies in the history of Judaism. Aggadic sector: Mekhilta attributed to R. Ishmael and Genesis Rabbah. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages are clean with no notes or markings. Very Good Condition. (Neusner-4-1A) (ID #36342) $100.00.
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  167. Neusner, Jacob. THE DOCUMENTARY FORM-HISTORY OF RABBINIC LITERATURE, VOLUME IV: AGGADIC SECTOR: LEVITICUS RABBAH AND PESIQTA DERAB. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1998. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 200 pages. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism. Aggadic sector: Leviticus Rabbah and Pesiqta deRab. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages are clean with no notes or markings. Very Good Condition. (Neusner-4-1B) (ID #36343) $100.00.
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  169. Neusner, Jacob. THE DOCUMENTARY FORM-HISTORY OF RABBINIC LITERATURE, VOLUME V: AGGADIC SECTOR: SONG OF SONGS RABBAH, RUTH RABBAH. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1998. First edition. Original boards, 8vo, 185 pages. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism. Aggadic sector: Song of Songs Rabbah, Ruth Rabbah, Lamentations Rabbati, and Esther Rabbah I. Ex-library with usual markings. In Very Good Condition. (NEUSNER-4-1C) (ID #36344) $100.00.
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  171. Neusner, Jacob. THE DOCUMENTARY FORM-HISTORY OF RABBINIC LITERATURE, VOLUME VI: HALAKHIC SECTOR: THE TALMUD OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1998. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 242 pages. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism. Halakhic sector: the Talmud of the Land of Israel: A. Tractates Berakhot and Shabbat through Taanit, B. Tractates Megillah through Qiddushin, C. Tractates Sotah through Horayot and Niddah --. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages are clean with no notes or markings. Very Good Condition. (Neusner-4-1D) (ID #36345) $100.00.
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  173. Neusner, Jacob. THE DOCUMENTARY FORM-HISTORY OF RABBINIC LITERATURE, VOLUME VII: HALAKHIC SECTOR: TALMUD OF BABYLONIA PARTS. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1998. First edition. Original boards, 8vo contains part A, B, E, and F: 284 pages and 298 pages, 234 pages, 239 pages respectively. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism. Halakhic Sector: Talmud of Babylonia. A. Tractates Berakhot and Shabbat through Pesahim, B. Tractates Yoma through Ketubot, E. Tractates Zebahim through Bekhorot, F. Tractates Arakhin though Niddah and Conclusions. Lacking C and D. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages are clean with no notes or markings. Very Good Condition. (NEUSNER-4-1E) (ID #36346) $100.00.
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  175. Neusner, Jacob. THE DOCUMENTARY FOUNDATION OF RABBINIC CULTURE: MOPPING UP AFTER DEBATES WITH GERALD L. BRUNS, S.J.D. COHEN, ARNOLD MARIA GOLDBERG, SUSAN HANDELMAN, CHRISTINE HAYES, JAMES KUGEL, PETER SCHAEFER, ELIEZER SEGAL, E.P. SANDERS, AND LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1995. First edition. Original cloth, 8vo, xxvi, [213] pages. 24 cm. SUBJECTS: Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425 -- Historiography. Jewish learning and scholarship -- United States. Rabbinische Literature. Series: South Florida studies in the history of Judaism, no. 113. Ex-library with usual markings, otherwise in Good condition. (AC-1-6) (ID #36219) $100.00.
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  177. Sarason, Richard S.. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF AGRICULTURE: SECTION THREE, A STUDY OF TRACTATE DEMAI. Leiden: Brill, 1979. First edition. Cloth, 8vo. Xx, 289 pages. Part 1: Commentary. 25 cm. The Mishnah, in its "detailed rulings on various matters pertaining to the whole range of everyday life, " writes the author, "makes a larger statement about the cosmos, the human realm, and reason which pervades them both. " He calls for "systematic analysis... Tractate by tractate, paying careful attention to the details out of which the larger picture emerges. " Tractate Demai "sheds crucial light on the Mishnaic law of tithes... And suggests the larger connection between the law of tithing in Zeraim and the law of purities in Tohorot. " The author's investigation into the "structure and history of the ideas in Demai" and the "implications of those ideas for the history of the formation of rabbinic Judaism" begins in this volume with a "systematic literary and substantive commentary to the tractate as a whole... Confronting in minute detail the literary and hermeneutical problems of the sources. " Richard S. Sarason is Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. A revision of the author's doctoral dissertation, Brown University, 1977. Series: Studies in Judaism in late antiquity. SUBJECT (S): Mishnah. Demai -- Commentaries. Tosefta. Demai -- Commentaries. Without dustjacket, as issued. Minor shelfwear; interior pristine. Very Good condition. (RAB-60-4) (ID #35704) $45.00.
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  179. Neusner, Jacob. ORAL TRADITIONS IN JUDAISM: THE CASE OF THE MISHNAH. New York & London; Garland Publishing, 1987. First edition. Publisher's green cloth, no dustjacket. 8vo, [167] pages, 23cm. SUBJECTS: Mishnah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishnah -- Mnemonic devices. Mishnoh -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishna -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Mishna -- Mnémotechnique. Mishnah. Mishnah. (ac-1-11a) (ID #36224) $50.00.
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  181. Neusner, Jacob. RABBINIC JUDAISM: THE DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF ITS FORMATIVE AGE, 70-600 C.E. Bethesda, Md.: CDL Press, 1994. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 408 pages, 25 cm. SUBJECTS: Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Litterature rabbinique -- Histoire et critique chretiennes. Judaisme -- Histoire -- 10-425 (Periode talmudique) Judaism -- Talmudic period. Rabbinical literature. Rabbijnse literatuur. Jodendom. Rabbinismus. Geschichte 70-600. Rabbinische Literatur. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (NEUSNER-4-2) (ID #36361) $50.00.
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  183. Malter, Henry. SAADIA GAON, HIS LIFE AND WORKS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1942. Second edition. 8vo. 446 pages. SUBJECT(S): Sa'adia ben Joseph, 882-942. SERIES: The Morris Loeb series. Good condition. (RAB-57-13C) (ID #36247) $30.00.
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  185. Zolti, Yaakov Betsalel. Buksboim, Yosef. SEFER HA-ZIKARON: LI-KHEVODO ULE-ZIKHRO SHEL HA-GAON HA-GADOL, BAAL HA-"MISHNAT YABETS", MARAN RABI YAAKOV BETSALEL ZOLTI, ZATSAL, RABAH SHEL YERUSHALAYIM. Yerushalayim: "moriyah", 1987. First edition. Original boards with gold lettering on spine. 8vo, 686 pages, 25 cm. SUBJECTS: Jewish law. Responsa. Jewish law. Responsa. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (FEST-7-1) (ID #36362) $100.00.
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  187. (Cabala) Azulai, Abraham Ben Mordecai. ספר חסד לאברהם : ספיר גזירתו SEFER HESED LE-AVRAHAM: SAPIR GEZERATO….. No Place [Sadilkov/ Sudilkov], No Publisher, 1812. Later cloth, Large 8vo, 68 laves [i. E. 132 pages]. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Vinograd: Sudilkow 8. "Ka-asher nidpas be-Sla. Vut. Ta. " Printed on blue paper, as is typical of many Hebrew books published in 19th Century Ukraine. Brad Sabin Hill notes that “blue paper was cheaper than better-made white paper and therefore more accessible to indigent wandering printers…. So many Hebrew books were printed on this blue or ‘bluish’ paper that it became associated in popular imagination with old Hebrew books. The memory of this paper, which was used in the decades before and after 1800, remained vivid in the minds of writers born in Eastern Europe well into the 20th century” (GW Today, 2009). Hesed le-Avraham (first edition Amsterdam, 1685) is devoted to a thorough analysis of the principles of the Kabbalah in the spirit of Rabbi Cordovero with Rabbi Azulai and Rabbi Luria's additions, as well as to a refutation of the arguments of the philosophers. Rabbi Abraham ben Mordehai Azulai (c. 1570–1643), was born in Fez, first mastered the study of the Talmud and philosophic literature and then Kabbalah. He did not agree with the interpretations of the Zohar which his teachers provided, and he did not really enter this subject until he obtained Rabbi Moses Cordovero's Pardes Rimmonim. Thereafter, he was preoccupied with the question of the relation between Kabbalah and philosophy, until he forsook philosophy and dedicated himself entirely to Kabbalah. He decided to go to the center of kabbalism in Erez Israel, but did not realize his wish until after he had lost all his wealth during the anti-Jewish persecutions in Morocco (1610–13). He drifted between Hebron, Jerusalem, and Gaza during the epidemic of 1619, and finally settled in Hebron where kabbalists from Safed had congregated and where he found all the books of Rabbi Cordovero and the majority of Rabbi Isaac Luria's works in Rabbi Hayyim Vital's version. Rabbi Eliezer ben Arha became his friend there. Rabbi Azulai's numerous writings were not published during his lifetime. Those books he had written while still in Fez, were lost at sea. He wrote three treatises on the Zohar and several commentaries. SUBJECT(S): Cabala -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 5 institutions with copies (JTSA, Brandeis, Harvard, Penn, Pitt) Ex-library with usual markings, Very Good Condition. (kh-5-29) (ID #36207) $200.00.
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  189. Sherira Ben Hanina, Gaon; Aaron Hyman. ספר אגרת דרבינו שרירא גאון : כפי הנוסח הנדפס ביוחסין דפוס, קושטנדינא, בשנת שכ״ו בהשואה עם יתר הנוסחאות אשר נדפסו עד היום ע״פ כתבי יד שונים : עם ביאור ופירוש בשם פתגשון הכתב ... : מבאר ומפרש את דברי רבינו ... ומציין המקורים ... ומתקן את כל הטעותים והשגיאות ... / SEFER IGERET DE-RABENU SHERIRA GAON: KEFI HA-NUSAH HA-NIDPAS BE-YUHASIN DEFUS, KUSHTANDINA, BI-SHENAT 326 BE-HASHVAAH IM YETER HA-NUSHAOT ASHER NIDPASU AD HA-YOM A. P. KITVE YAD SHONIM. London; Bi-Defus “ha-Express”, 1910. Original Cloth. 8vo. 109 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. The letter of R. Sherira, gaon. Sherira ben Hanina Gaon (c. 906–1006), “gaon of Pumbedita from 968–1006. … Sherira was among the most prolific writers of responsa. One inquiry addressed to him by Jacob b. Nissim b. Shahin in the name of the community of Kairouan led to the writing in 987 of his famous epistle, Iggeret Rav Sherira Ga'on, a classic of Jewish historiography. Jacob sought information as to when and how the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the beraitot, and the Talmud had been compiled. He inquired 'whether the men of the Great Synagogue had really begun the writing of the Mishnah, and the Sages of each generation had written [more] parts of it until Rabbi [Judah] ha-Nasi came and compiled it. ' Sherira deals with the question in a scholarly manner, revealing himself a practical and accurate historian (with the possible reservation that his opinions on the exilarchs, descended from Bustanai, from whom he claimed descent, may be colored). He discusses the activity of the savoraim in revising and compiling the Talmud, and continues the sequence of tradition to the geonic authorities. ”- 2008 EJ. R. Sherira Gaon's "Epistle" with a commentary, an addenda to Toledot Tanna'im ve-Amora'im (3 vols, 1901–11) by Aaron Hyman (1862–1937), “Russian-born London rabbi and scholar. Hyman, born in Slutsk, Belorussia, studied at various yeshivot and in 1885 he settled in London. There he officiated as rabbinical supervisor and head shohet of the London community. He also served as an unsalaried rabbi of a congregation. 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. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Tannaim. Amoraim. Geonim. Mishnah - History. Talmud - History. OCLC lists 17 copies. Some notes in pen and pencil in margins and ffe from previous owner, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-50) (ID #35162) $125.00.
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  191. Pirhi, Yitshak Shabtai. מעשה עבות. [על מסכת אבות]. SEFER MA’ASEH ‘AVOT. [‘AL MASEKHET AVOT]. Livorno, Bi-Defus Yisra’el Kushta Va-Haverav, 1864. 1st edition. Period Boards, 12mo, 156 leaves. In Hebrew. “Asher lak At Eti mi-sifre Sh. B. Ha-rav Yosef Pirh I mah she-shayakh la-masekhet zo, [ve-hosafti] nofekh mi-sheli... Yosef Shabtai Pirhi. [Uve-sofo: Divre Yosef, derush she-darash R. Yosef Shabtai Pirhi le-fene ha-hevrah ‘Shomre Berit ‘Olam’]. Book of commentary on Tractate Avot by Rabbi Yitzchak Parchi. Brought to print by his son, Rabbi Yosef Shabtai Parchi, with additions of his own chiddushim. The recommendations from the great rabbis of Livorno are an expression of their desire to immigrate to Israel. Rabbi Yitzchak Parchi (1782-1853) was a rabbinical emissary from Israel, born in Tzefat. In his many books, he praises the land and its institutions, and he would distribute these books on his journeys. He is also the author of the books “Imrei Bina,” “Matok MiDvash,” “Hadarat Zekenim,” and others. Includes text of Pirk Avot. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (British Library, UCLA, Cambridge, Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam, Harvard, Penn). Slight worming, otherwise Good+ Condition. A nice copy. (it-8-1) (ID #36197) $350.00.
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  193. N'Agar, Yehudah [Najar, Nadjar]. ספר אהלי יהודה : פרישתו ... בא"ר מדרש ספרי יסודתו בהדרי קדש ספר במדבר וספר דברים SEFER OHALE [OHOLE] YEHUDAH: PRISHATO BEER MIDRASH SIFRE YESODATO BE-HADRE KODESH SEFER BA-MIDBAR V VE-SEFER DEVARIM.... Livorno: Ba-Defus Shel Nahman Saadon, 1823. 1st edition. Later cloth, 4to, 129 leaves [i. E. 258 pages]. 31 cm. In Hebrew. Judah Ben Jacob Najar (d. 1830), was a talmudist, author, and dayyan in Tunis. Ohole Yehudah, his last work, is a commentary on Sifre, with text and some decisions. SUBJECT(S): Sifrei -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide, but only 2 in the US (HUC, Ohio State). Ex-library, but no stamps or marks to text (only to later binding), Spine and small title page repair, some worming but generally at margins. Very Good Condition (kh-5-27A) (ID #36205) $300.00.
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  195. Bokhner, Hayim Ben Binyamin Zeev, 1609-1684. [Chaim, Haim, Buchner]. ספר אור חדש : והוא כרך קטן מעט הכמות ורב האיכו' ... ומלא ... ברכות המצות וברכות הנהנין = SEFER OR HADASH [= OER CHODESCH] VE-HU KEREKH KATAN ME'AT... U-MALE... BIRKHOT HA-MITSVOT U-VIRKHOT HA-NEHENIN [OHR, CHADASH]. Lemberg [Lvov]: A. Druker, 1866. Cloth, 12mo, unpaged, approximately 156 pages. 19 cm. In Hebrew. Compilation of laws on blessings by R. Hayyim b. Benjamin Ze'eb Bochner, Kabbalist, Talmudist, and grammarian. Bochner was born into one of the wealthiest Jewish families in Kraków, where he established a free rabbinical school in his own house. Later in life, he served the Austrian communities of Ebenfurth and Lackenbach. After the expulsion of 1670, he settled in Fürth, where he lived until his death. The text of Or Hadash encompasses all the birkat ha-mitzvot and birkat ha-nehenin, excepting those pertaining to prayer. Or Hadash incorporates Or Yisrael, by Bochner's teacher R. Israel Ganz, as well as his Birkat ha-Nehenin, which is from Bochners Orhot Hayim (Cracow, 1654) on R. Isaac Tyrnau's Minhagim. Among its contents, in addition to the blessings over food, are benedictions for a talit katan, tefillin, talit gadol, fixing a mezuzah, lulav, Hanukkah lights, dam betulah, sanctification of God's name, visiting the ill, comforting mourners and accompanying a body to its burial (Heller, The 17th c. Heb. Book, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Benediction -- Judaism. Judaism -- Liturgy. First published in Amsterdam, 1671. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide: NYPL, JTS, UCLA, Ohio State, NLI. Owner's stamp on title page. In modern half-cloth library binding. Age-toned, with minor staining at edges. Very Good condition. (RAB-60-5) (ID #35705) $100.00.
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  197. Hazzan, Israel Moses Ben Eliezer; Hazan, Yosef Refael; Halevi, Refael Aharon; Hazan, Eliyahu. תשובות הגאונים עם הגהות איי הי״ם SEFER TESHUVOT HA-GEONIM ZAL: IM HAGAHOT IYE HA-YAM. Livorno: Bi-Defus E. Ben Amozeg Va-Havero, 1869. 1st edition thus. Later Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 120 leaves, 24 cm. In Hebrew. "Tam ve-nishlam sefer rishon"--Page [239]. No more published. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- To 1040. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (IT-8-4) (ID #36200) $200.00.
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  199. Neusner, Jacob. TEXTS WITHOUT BOUNDARIES: PROTOCOLS OF NON-DOCUMENTARY WRITING IN THE RABBINIC CANON: SIFRE TO DEUTERONOMY AND MEKHILTA ATTRIBUTED TO RABBI ISHMAEL (VOLUME 3 OF 4). Lanham, Md.; Oxford: University Press Of America, 2002. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 304 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECTS: Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. Halakhic Midrashim -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Rabbinische Literatur. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (NEUSNER-4-4) (ID #36360) $100.00.
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  201. Neusner, Jacob. TEXTS WITHOUT BOUNDARIES: PROTOCOLS OF NON-DOCUMENTARY WRITING IN THE RABBINIC CANON: LEVITICUS RABBAH (VOLUME 4 OF 4). Lanham, Md.; Oxford: University Press Of America, 2002. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 304 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECTS: Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. Halakhic Midrashim -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Rabbinische Literatur. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (NEUSNER-4-3) (ID #36359) $140.00.
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  203. Bokser, Rabbi Ben Zion. THE WISDOM OF THE TALMUD--A THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH THOUGHT (AUTHOR INSCRIBED TO LOUIS FINKELSTEIN). New York, Philosophical Library. First edition. 8vo, 180 pages. Author inscribed to Louis Finkelstein. Jacket in protective mylar. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (BIBLE-12-8) (ID #36314) $100.00.
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  205. Judah Ben Caleb Benveniste, Rabbi [Venvenist, Yeudah]. ZEKHER DAVAR. Salonica [Thessalonika, Thessaloniki]: Saadiah Ha-Levi Ashkenazi, 1863 . 1st edition. Period Boards, 8vo, [1], 88 leaves. 295x155 mm. Halakhic novellae on all four parts on four the Shulhan Arukh by Rabbi Judah ben Caleb Benveniste. Zekher Davar was edited and brought to press by the author’s son Rabbi Ben-Zion Beneveniste. The verso of the title page has an introduction from Ben-Zion Benveniste, who notes that his father wrote Zekher Davar on the Arba’ah Turim to be a remembrance (zikhronot). The text follows immediately after, beginning with Orah Hayyim. Each part of the Shulhan Arukh has its own enumeration with subparagraphs within each entry. Zekher Davar is a scholarly work with important and interesting novellae by one of the Sephardic sages of Salonika. BE zayin 171. SUBJECT(S): Talmud Bavli -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTSA, Harvard, NLI, Yad Izak Ben Zvi Lib). Nice wide margins. Bit of worming, mostly to inner margin, wear to title page, good condition. (IT-8-6) (ID #36303) $150.00.
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  207. Maimonides, Moses. THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES. BOOK FOUR: THE BOOK OF JUDGES. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972. 8vo. 506 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Courts, Jewish; Judges (Jewish law). SERIES: Yale Judaica series; v. XIX. "Hershman was born in Neustadt, Poland, immigrating to the U. S. In 1896. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1906), he served in Syracuse, New York, then went to Detroit's Congregation Shaarey Zedek (1907), which he led until 1946, when he became rabbi emeritus. Founder and president of the Detroit Zionist Organization, Hershman was also principal of the Division Street Talmud Torah, Detroit's first Jewish communal school; delegate to the first American Jewish Congress; and a founder of the Jewish Community Council. " (Katz, EJ). No dustjacket. Excellent good condition. rab-60-11 (ID #36184) $30.00.
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  209. Maimonides Moses and Israel Ibn Al-Nakawa. THE DEGRESS OF JEWISH BENEVOLENCE. Hebrew Union College, 1988. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 1988. Introduction by Abraham Cronbach. Royal octavo, blue cloth with gold lettering, endpapers illustrated with pages from an early printed book, 54 pages, illustrations by Button Wenk, Excellent condition (AC-1-12) (ID #36189) $40.00.
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  211. Maimonides, Moses, Rosner, Fred, Muntner, Süssmann. THE MEDICAL APHORISMS OF MOSES MAIMONIDES. VOLUME 1 OF 2. New York: Yeshiva University Press, 1973. Original boards, 8vo, 264 pages. Translation of Fusul Musa made from Nathan ha-Me`ati's Hebrew version entitled Pirke Moshe. / Includes bibliographical references and index. Pages are clean with no notes or markings. Very Good Condition. (AC-1-17) (ID #36347) $30.00.
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  213. Maimonides, Moses and Menasseh Grossberg. SEFER REFUOT. SEFER HEVEL MENASEH: MEKIL HAVILE HAVILOT SEL HALAKOT LE-MOSEH MI-SINAY... VE-IGERET `ALI HA-YISMA`ELI...SEPHER REPHUOTH, THE BOOK OF MEDICINE, BY MAIMONIDES AND A LETTER OF THE PHYSICIAN "ALI HAJISHMAELI" FROM A HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED M.S. London, Meczyk, 1900. 1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 64 pages. Title pages 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 6 copies worldwide (oct 2015). Lacks front cover and spine, old moisture stains to title page, Otherwise, good condition in custom protective acid-free box. (Heb-18-12A). (ID #36211) $50.00.
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  215. Rynhold, Daniel. TWO MODELS OF JEWISH PHILOSOPHY: JUSTIFYING ONE'S PRACTICES. Oxford University Press, 2005. First edition. Original Boards with original dust jacket, 8vo, [262] pages. SUBJECTS: Commandments (Judaism). Philosophy, Jewish. Maimonides, Moses 1135-1204. Soloveitchik, Joseph Dov. New, Good condition. (AC-1-9) (ID #36222) $89.00.
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    CAIRO GENIZAH

     

     

  217. Mann, Jacob, 1888-1940. Sonne, Isaiah, 1887-1960. TEXTS AND STUDIES IN JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. VOL. 1 & THE BIBLE AS READ AND PREACHED IN THE OLD SYNAGOGUE VOL. II. Cincinatti & Philadelphia, Mann-Sonne Publication Committee [and] Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Hebrew Press Of The Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1931 & 1966. 8vo, VOLUME I, 728 pages, English; Original texts in Hebrew; commentary in English. Sections include: "Document Concerning European Jewry", "Geonica", "Palestinian Affairs in the 11th Century", "Egyptian Affairs and Personalities (10th - 15th Centuries)", "Documents Concerning the Jews in Mosul and Kurdistan", "Fragments of Legalistic Writings of the Ganoic Period", and "Genizah Inventories of Books". Ex-library with institutional stamp on title page. Very good condition. VOLUME II, 239 pages. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism - Liturgy, Midrash, Jewish preaching, Midrash, Bible. O. T. -- Liturgical use. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. In excellent condition. (ART-19-3A) (ID #36315) $250.00.
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  219. (Jtp) Assaf, Simcha (Ed. Shmuel Glick). MEQOROT LE-TOLEDOT HA-CHINNUKH BE-YISRAEL (3-VOLUME SET). New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 2002. Cloth, 458, XXIV pages. A Source-Book for the History of Jewish Education from the Beginning of the Middle Ages to the Period of the Haskalah. A new edition, edited and annotated by Shmuel Glick. New Condition. (JTS-30-3) (ID #35976) $60.00.
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  221. Ankori, Zvi; Tobiah Ben Moses,; The Karaite,; Active 11th Century. THE CORRESPONDENCE OF TOBIAS BEN MOSES THE KARAITE OF CONSTANTINOPLE. [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York, Columbia University Press, 1959. 1st separate edition, Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 38 pages. In English, with the Hebrew text of two letters by Tobiah. “Reprinted from Essays on Jewish Life and Thought. ” Inscribed by author. Boaz Cohen’s copy, with his name stamp on inside cover. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Yale, Oxford, Ntl Library of France). (kh-5-38) (ID #36217) $50.00.
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  223. Goldberg, P. Selvin. KARAITE LITURGY; ITS RELATION TO SYNAGOGUE WORSHIP. AA|GOLDBERG, P. SELVIN. Manchester University Press, 1957. First Edition. Cloth, 12mo, 134 pages. Previous owners markings on notes page. Good ++ Condition in Good Jacket. (rab-50-8) (ID #36366) $40.00.
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  225. Qirqisani, Yaqub Ibn Ishaq, 10th Cent; Leon Nemoy. KITAB AL-ANWAR WAL-MARAQIB: CODE OF KARAITE LAW. VOLUME I-II, COVERING THE 7TH-10TH DISCOURSES. New York, Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1943. Paper Wrappers, 4to, pages 789-1113 (i. E. 324 pages). The full series is 5 volumes, a total of 1284 + 81 pages, published serially 1939-1943. These volumes, I-II covers the First Discourse (Historical Introduction), the Second (Philosophical and Theological Principles of Jurisprudence), Third Discourse (Criticism of Sectarian Doctrines), and Fourth Discourse (Methods of Construction and Interpretation of Law). SUBJECT(S): Karaite law. Arabic (i. e. Judeo-Arabic) text reproduced from manuscript copy. Includes indexes. "edited from the manuscripts in the State public library at Leningrad and the British Museum at London by Leon Nemoy. " Ex-library with usual markings. Minor wear to spine. Otherwise Very Good Condition. Quite scarce. (rab-33-23A) (ID #36471) $200.00.
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  227. Qirqisani, Yaqub Ibn Ishaq, 10th Cent; Leon Nemoy. KITAB AL-ANWAR WAL-MARAQIB: CODE OF KARAITE LAW. VOLUME V, COVERING THE 7TH-10TH DISCOURSES. New York, Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1943. Paper Wrappers, 4to, pages 789-1113 (i. E. 324 pages). The full series is 5 volumes, a total of 1284 + 81 pages, published serially 1939-1943. This volume, Vol V covers the Eleventh Discourse Incest, the Twelfth (Diet) and Thirteenth Discourses (Inheritance)and stands on its own. SUBJECT(S): Karaite law. Arabic (i. e. Judeo-Arabic) text reproduced from manuscript copy. Includes indexes. "edited from the manuscripts in the State public library at Leningrad and the British Museum at London by Leon Nemoy. " Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. Quite scarce. (rab-33-23) (ID #36470) $200.00.
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  229. Davidson, Israel. SAADIA'S POLEMIC AGAINST HIWI AL-BALKHI: A FRAGMENT EDITED FROM A GENIZAH MS. (INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR). New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1915. Beautiful marble period boards. 8vo.104 pages. In Hebrew and English. First Edition. SUBJECT(S): Karaites controversial literature; Philosophy Jewish; Cairo Genizah; Hiwi al-Balhi, 9th century. Davidson (1870–1939) was a scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. “He was born in Yonava, Lithuania…In 1888, after a few years' study at Slobodka yeshivah, he emigrated to the United States…. After completing his studies at Columbia University, he was director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and chaplain at the Sing Sing prison. In 1905 he began teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and in 1915 was appointed professor of medieval Hebrew literature. Among the most important works are…Saadia's Polemic against Hiwi al-Balkhi (1915) ” and numerous others. Ex-library with usual markings. Inscribed by author. Very Good condition. (RAB-57-16A) (ID #36475) $100.00.
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  231. Zunz, Leopold. DIE RITUS DES SYNAGOGALEN GOTTESDIENSTES, GESCHICHTLICH ENTWICKELT. Berlin, J. Springer, 1859. 1st edition. Modern Cloth, 8vo, 249 pages. 22 cm. In German. Second and final volume in the series, "Die Synagogale Poesie des Mittelalters. " Includes bibliographical references. Leopold Zunz (1794-1886) was the founding father of the 'Wissenschaft des Judentums. ' SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Liturgy and ritual -- History. Judaism -- Liturgy -- History. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts -- History and criticism. Title pages are coming loose, cover boards are worn, otherwise Good Condition. (GER-0-10) (ID #36479) $100.00.
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  233. מחזור של כל השנה : כפי מנהג ק״ק איטאלייאני ... נדפס בשני חלקים ... ועתה הוספנו בו תוספות מרובה על העיקר כל הדינים השייכים לכל השנה ... MAHAZOR [MACHZOR MAHZOR] SHEL KOL HA-SHANAH: KE-FI MINHAG KEHILOT HA-KODESH ITALYANI... NIDPAS BI-SHENE HALAKIM... VE-‘ATAH HOSAFNU VO TOSAFOT MERUBAH ‘AL HA-‘IKAR KOL HA-DINIM HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-KOL HA-SHANAH... VOLUME I (ONLY, OF 2). Vinitsi’ah [Venice]: Nella Stamparia Bragadina, 1772. 1st edition thus. Later cloth, 12mo, 224 leaves. 18cm. In Hebrew. Prayers for year-round use. Vocalized text. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Pilgrim Festivals (Judaism) -- Prayers and devotions. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. One leaf bound in upside down and out of order, expected foxing, otherwise Very Good Condition. (it-8-3) (ID #36199) $200.00.
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  235. Khvol’son, D. A. (Daniil Avraamovich). DAS LETZTE PASSAMAHL CHRISTI UND DER TAG SEINES TODES, NACH DEN IN ÜBEREINSTIMMUNG GEBRACHTEN BERICHTEN DER SYNOPTIKER UND DES EVANGELIUM JOHANNIS. Leipzig; H. Haessel, 1908. Later boards. Folio. 4to, 190 pages. 34 cm. Second edition. In German, with Hebrew, Greek, Arabic. Title translates as: “The last Passover meal of Christ and the day of his death, according to the report of the Synoptics put into accordance with the Gospel of John. ” Anastatic reprint of the edition of 1892, with three supplements, containing additions and improvements of the author. D. A. Chwolson (Daniel Avraamovich Khvolson, 1819–1911) was a Russian Orientalist. “Chwolson was born of poor, devout Jewish parents in Vilna. In 1841 he went to Breslau, where Abraham *Geiger befriended him and helped him prepare for matriculation at the university. Later he returned to Russia, settling in St. Petersburg. In 1855 Chwolson became a convert of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was then appointed professor of Hebrew, Syriac, and Chaldaic philology at the University of St. Petersburg, and three years later he was given the corresponding chair at both the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic theological academies in the same city. In this triple capacity he taught practically every eminent Semitic scholar in Russia during the second half of the 19th century and after. Among his disciples were the greatest Russian Orientalists. Despite his conversion, Chwolson remained well disposed toward Jews and Judaism and retained his friendship with many eminent Jewish scholars and leaders. He was particularly welcome in Jewish Orthodox circles because of his frequent intervention on their behalf when government officials threatened the yeshivot or the publication of the Talmud. “Das letzte Passahmahl Christi und der Tag seines Todes” (1892), while meant as an answer to antisemitic accusations, is a learned and detailed investigation of the circumstances of Jesus' trial and condemnation. In it Chwolson attempted to prove that Jesus was sentenced to death by the Sadducean high court and that therefore the Pharisees and masses of Jews bear no guilt. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica). “The deep-rooted belief that Jesus was crucified by the Jews being the principal cause of the prejudice against them on the part of the Christians, Chwolson, in a dissertation entitled "Poslyedniyaya Paskhalnaya Vecherya Isusa Christa I Den yevo Smerti, " in "Christianskoe Chtenie, " St. Petersburg, 1875 (German translation, "Das Letzte Passamal Christi, " ib. 1892), shows the groundlessness of this belief. He points out that the proceedings of the trial and condemnation of Jesus, as related in the Gospels, were in violation of the rabbinical laws, and consequently could not have been conducted by a Jewish tribunal. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Last Supper. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. Jesus Christ - Chronology. Bible. N. T. Gospels - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. N. T. Gospels - Chronology. Ex-library with usual markings. Water damage to pages, but all text is clear. Fair condition (GER-38-15A) (ID #36390) $135.00.
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  237. Smilansky, Jacob; Dawidowicz, David; Melnik, Alexander. HAGADAH ERETZ-YISRAELIT L’PESACH. PALESTINIAN HAGGADA. Tel-Aviv: Y Zilberber, 1938. 1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers, 8vo. 47 leaves. Bilingual in Hebrew and English. Nine photographic illustrations of the old and new in the Land of Israel, by Alexander Melnik and David Davidowitz. The Haggadah additionally features musical notes for the Passover hymns by the chief chazan of tel Aviv of the Beit Knesset Hagadol Shlomo Ravitz. Very Clean, Very Good Condition. (hag-18-1) (ID #36176) $100.00.
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  239. Eisenstein, Judah David. Illustrated by Lola [sic]. הגדה של פסח : עם אותיות מעוטרות וציורים בצבעים שונים לסדר ליל חג המצות. פתח דבר, הקדמה, הערות ומקורות HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: `IM OTIYOT ME`UTAROT VE-TSIYURIM B-TSEVA`IM SHONIM LE-SEDER LEL HAG HA-MATSOT. PETAH DAVAR, HAKDAMAH, HE`AROT U-MEKOROT. HAGADA; THE NARRATIVE OF ISRAEL'S REDEMPTION FROM EGYPT. SEDER RITUAL FOR PASSOVER-EVE; HAGADA. New York, Hebrew Publishing Company, 1928. Original Publisher's Cloth, 12mo. iv-xviii, 72, 71 pages. Includes many illustrations. 19 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page. Yaari Nr. 2097. Paginated in duplicate. "New translation with annotations by J. D. Eisenstein....Targum hadash be-lashon Anglit tsahah `al yede Yehudah David Aizenstin. Mugah `al pi huke ha-dikduk `im makfim ve-mafsikim, matgim be-milot she-hen mal`il, ve-tsiyun `al sheva na`. " Attractive blue cloth with period sphynx & pyramid illustration on cover. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to spine with some pages loose. Otherwise Good Condition. (HOLO2-62-26A) (ID #36469) $75.00.
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  241. (First Portuguese-Language Hagadah) Basto, A. C. De Barros. HAGADAH SHEL PESSAH': (RITUAL DA CEIA PASCAL). Porto: Edição Da Comunidade Israelita, 1928. 1st edition. Bound in period ¼-velum boards, 12mo, 40 pages. 19 cm. In Portuguese. “ traduçao e arranjo de A. C. De Barros Basto (Ben-Rosh). ” Yaari no. 2106. SUBJECT(S): Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy Judaism -- Passover -- Prayers and devotions. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. About Very Good Condition (hag-18-3) (ID #36300) $400.00.
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  243. Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. HAGGADAH AND HISTORY: A PANORAMA IN FACSIMILE OF FIVE CENTURIES OF THE PRINTED HAGGADAH FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1975. 494 pages. Facsimile illustrations in Hebrew. Fold out map. Second printing. SUBJECT(S): Judaism - prayer books and devotion; Printing, Hebrew; Haggadah. Yerushalmi (b. 1932) was educated at Yeshiva University, Columbia, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He became a professor at Harvard in 1966, where he was later to be chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research in 1972. In 1980, he became the director of Columbia's Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.(EJ) Cover in dustjacket with minor tears to edges. Very good condition. (BIB-15-36A) (ID #36269) $50.00.
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  245. Shahn, Ben; Illustrator. Roth, Cecil, editor. HAGGADAH FOR PASSOVER. Oston, Little, Brown, 1965. Cloth, 4to, XIX, 133 pages. First edition. Illustrated with color plates. 31 cm. In English and Hebrew. Added title page in Hebrew. Based on Cecil Roth's edition of 1934. According to Ben Shahn, "The making of this book has proceeded much more in the manner of a painting perhaps, than a proper book. It reflects my memories of the Passover in my father's house. It reflects my early impressions and feelings; the images that were always invoked in my fancy by the majestic and meaningful ritual. " Complete with translation and notes by Cecil Roth. With 14 plates reproduced by seven-color lithography. Other Titles: Haggadah. English & Hebrew; Jews; Liturgy and ritual; Hagadah.; English.; 1965. Copied and illustrated by Ben Shahn. With a translation, introduction, and historical notes by Cecil Roth. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Liturgy. Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Some spotting to cloth, paper starting to brown. Good+ Condition. (HAG-12-8) (ID #36270) $30.00.
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  247. Epstein, Jehiel Michal Ben Abraham, D. 1706. ETS HAYIM: VE-HU SEFER KITSUR SHENE LUHOT HA-BERIT... MIR HOBIN ES MA'ATIK GIVEN OYF 'IVRI TAYTSH. Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom, 1849. Period boards, 8vo, 64 Leaves [i. E. 128 pages] Yiddish translation of Yehiel Mikhl Epstein's Kitsur Shene Luhot ha-Berit (Fürth, 1693 and 1696), an abridged version of Isaiah Horowitz's extensive Shene Luhot ha-Berit (first published Amsterdam, 1649), in which halakhah, homily, and Kabbalah are combined for the purpose of giving directions as to how to live an ethical life (EJ 2007). Epstein made selections from Horowitz's work, adding glosses, references, rulings, accounts of customs that appear nowhere in the original, and his own pedagogical reflections. A Yiddish translation of Kitsur Shelah, by Wolf Gershels of Prague, appeared first under the title Ets Hayim in Frankfurt, 1720, and subsequently in 39 editions. No copies of this edition on OCLC. In worn contemporary quarter-leather binding, corners heavily bumped. Some worming to margins, with minimal loss of text. Paper is aged but not brittle; sewing intact. Stamp of Samuel Baruch Saunders on title page; stamp of the home for the aged he founded in the old city of Jerusalem on title page and some interior pages. Good condition. (RAB-60-7) (ID #35707) $100.00.
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  249. Novak, David. SUICIDE AND MORALITY: THE THEORIES OF PLATO, AQUINAS AND KANT AND THEIR RELEVANCE FOR SUICIDOLOGY. New York, Scholars Studies Press Inc. 1975. Original Publisher's Cloth, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 136pp. Inscribed by author to Conservative Jewish leader Louis Finkelstein. Ex-library with usual marks, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-4-6) (ID #36099) $40.00.
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  251. Mitchel, O. M. THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLE. New York; Blakeman & Mason, 1863. Original Cloth. 8vo. 322 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Contents: The Mosaic account of creation, compared with the cosmogony of the universe as revealed in the actual condition of astronomy. - An examination of the astronomical allusions in the book of Job. - The astronomical miracles of the Bible miracles of power. With a biographical sketch of the author. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (1809-1862) was an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War. Mitchel helped establish observatories for the United States Navy and at Harvard University, he also published the first monthly magazine in the United States devoted specifically to astronomy. “The last work of this martyr-philosopher... His premature death adds interest to the lectures contained in the present volume. They are the last and ripest fruits of his keen and vigorous intellect, applied to the illustration of the most momentous questions that can interest humanity - the agreement between science and revelation, constantly widening and increasing in proportion as our knowledge itself grows - most clearly recognized by those whose high acquirements enable them to speak with authority... The rapid sale of the first edition (5, 000 copies) shows that the book is in the lands of an appreciative public. ” - New York Times book of the week review, May 10, 1863. Subjects: Astronomy in the Bible. Religion and science. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-23) (ID #34891) $50.00.
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  253. Jacobowitz, Abraham Leib [A. A. Akavia]. לוח לששת אלפים שנה : לוח השוואה ... מבריאת העולם עד סוף האלף השישי, מיסודו של א. א. עקביה / HA-LUAH VE-SHIMUSHO BI-KHRONOLOGYA = THE CALENDAR AND ITS USE FOR CHRONOLOGICAL PURPOSES INCLUDING A JEWISH-CHRISTIAN-MOSLEM CALENDAR FROM THE CREATION TO THE YEAR 6000 A.M. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, 1953. Original Boards. 8vo. 182 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. 'The Calendar and its Chronological Use: A reference book for technical and historical chronology. ' With material on the Tequfah of Nisan, Tequfot reckoning, chronology, material on conversion of dates (including conversion of Jewish-Christian-Moslem dates). Avraham Aryeh Leib Akavya (Yakobovits) (1882–1964), “Polish-born Hebrew and Yiddish writer and editor. After the publication of his first story in David Frischmann's Ha-Dor (1901), Akavya became a steady contributor to the Hebrew press and literary periodicals. He also wrote stories and novels in Yiddish, and translated from Yiddish to Hebrew. Akavya edited several Yiddish weeklies, the Hebrew daily Ha-Boker (with D. Frischmann (1909)), the biweekly for youth Shibbolim, and (after World War I) Ha-Zefirah and Ha-Yom. He went to Palestine in 1935 and was an editor of the short Massadah encyclopedia and later the chief editor of the Yizre'el encyclopedia. He devoted many years of research to the Hebrew calendar and published various books on the subject. ” - EJ 2008 Subjects: Jewish calendar. Jewish chronology. OCLC lists 16 copies. Scarce. Light wear to boards, bookplate on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-14-20) (ID #34888) $75.00.
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  255. Wilensky, Mordecai. חסידים ומתנגדים : לתולדות הפולמוס שביניהם בשנים 532-535 HASIDIM U-MITNAGDIM: LE-TOLDOT HA-PULMUS SHE-BENEHEM BA-SHANIM 532-535. VOL 2 ONLY (OF 2). Yerushalayim: Mosad Byalik, 1970. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 383 pages, volume 2, facsims., 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Hasidism -- History. Title on title page verso: Hasidim and mitnaggedim: a study of the controversy between them in the years 1772-1815. Includes bibliographical references (volume 2, page 363-368) and index. OCLC lists 78 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. No dustjacket. Very Good Condition. (Hasid-1-14A) (ID #36325) $40.00.
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  257. Dresner, Samuel H. LEVI YITSHAK OF BERDITCHEV: PORTRAIT OF A HASIDIC MASTER. Tel-Aviv: Devir, 1987. (FT) Hardocver, 12mo, 212 pages, map, music, 22 cm. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Ukraine -- Berdychiv -- Biography. Hasidim -- Ukraine -- Berdychiv -- Biography. Levi Isaac ben Meir, of Berdichev, 1740-1809. Berdychiv (Ukraine) -- Biography. Very good condition in Good Jacket. (Hasid-8-1A) (ID #36365) $40.00.
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  259. Reggio, Isaac Samuel [Isaaco] editor. בכורי העתים החדשים. BICURE HAITIM / BIKURE HA-ITIM. VOL 10 1829. Anton Schmid, Wien [Vienna], 1829. 1st edition. Period Cloth, 12mo, 174 + [2] pages. In Hebrew. “Als Neujahrs-Geschenk zur belehrung und unterhaltung für gebildete Israeliten. ” Rare single volume of the yearly Jewish periodical "Bikurey Ha-Itim", which was published in Vienna during the 1820s. The periodical, which was an attempt to revive the Jewish enlightenment movement (the "Haskalah"), features numerous articles on religion, language, literary criticism and science, as well as vast literary content. Most articles are in Hebrew, save for a few that are written in Judeo-German (Hebrew transcription of German). Lacks backstrip, bit of staining, 19th century stamp on title page, otherwise Very Good Conditio. (kh-2-9) (ID #34866) $125.00.
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  261. Reggio, Isaac Samuel [Isaaco] editor. בכורי העתים החדשים. BICURE HAITIM / BIKURE HA-ITIM. VOL 11 1830. Anton Schmid, Wien [Vienna], 1830. 1st edition. Period Cloth, 12mo, 200 + [2] pages. In Hebrew. “Als Neujahrs-Geschenk zur belehrung und unterhaltung für gebildete Israeliten. ” Rare single volume of the yearly Jewish periodical "Bikurey Ha-Itim", which was published in Vienna during the 1820s. The periodical, which was an attempt to revive the Jewish enlightenment movement (the "Haskalah"), features numerous articles on religion, language, literary criticism and science, as well as vast literary content. Most articles are in Hebrew, save for a few that are written in Judeo-German (Hebrew transcription of German). Bit of staining, 19th century stamp on title page, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-2-10) (ID #34867) $125.00.
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  263. (Boston) BENOTH ISRAEL SHELTERNING HOME...DEDICATION CEREMONIES HELD AT BALDWIN PLACE SYNAGOGUE SUNDAY OCTOBER 18 1891. Boston, No Publisher, 1891. 1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers, 8vo, [14] pages. Singerman 4166 (listing only 1 copy). With illustrated front cover, with image of the building with sign in Hebrew and English and people gathered, present. The Sheltering Home is listed, with some details, in the 1899 American Jewish Yearbook on page 156; It is also described, with a reproduction of the illustration on the cover of this pamphlet, in Sarna’s THE JEWS OF BOSTON (New Haven, 2005, pp. 225-226). None on OCLC. Illustrated front wrapper is fragile with some edgewear; lacks rear cover, otherwise Very Good Condition. Rare. (KH-5-46) (ID #36301) $300.00.
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  265. (Lyons, Jacob [Jacques] Judah [Juda]) JACQUES J. LYONS' FOURTEEN PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT RECEIPTS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SURINAMME JEWISH CHARITY FUND, FROM HIS LAST 2 YEARS AS A CANTOR THERE, 1836-1837. Paramaribo, The Nederlandsche Israelitische Gemeente, 1836-37. Loose sheets. Original heavy rag paper. Collection consists of a 5"x 12" strip of 12 attached printed monthly coupons for the 12 months of 1837, each with what is presumably Lyons account nr (46) and with his name (Jacob Juda Lyons) and amount of contribution filled in, and a signature of of the treasurer at the bottom. Along the long edge of the strip of 12 coupons (clipped, perhaps removed from an accounts ledger as receipts) is printed in large font: "Bijdrage Ten Behoeve van het Armwezen der Nederlandsche Israelitische Gemeente" [Contribution to the Almsfund of the Dutch Jewish Community]. Also present is a separate coupon for February 1836, larger in size (8"x3") but with the same basic content, as well as a larger (7.5"x6") certificate dated 5597 (1837) from the AARME-KAS der Nederlandsche Israelitische Hoofd-Sijnagoge, [Charity Bureau of the Dutch Jewish Main Synagogue] in Suriname, documenting Lyons' contribution of 32.50 Guilders for what appears to be his membership (?) in the Synagogue as well as his offering. Lyons [his name more commonly written as Jacques Judah Lyons] (1813–1877) "was born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813). His parents, Judah Eleazar and Mary Asser Lyons, had emigrated to Surinam from Philadelphia in the early 1800s....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 Shalome 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. ....During his thirty-eight years of ministry, he became highly active in Jewish welfare and advocating Orthodox Judaism. He [was]...one of the founders of Jews Hospital, later renamed The Mount Sinai Hospital..... Prior to 1861, and continuing to the end of his life, Jacques painstakingly gathered sources and information on United States Jewish history in the hopes of publishing his findings....His niece through marriage, Emma Lazarus, wrote the poem "Rosh Hashanah, 5638" in his memory" (SocialArchive, 2015). Very Good Condition (KH-3-24) (ID# 36078) $1400.00
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  267. Temple Emanuel (New York City); Jacob Billikopf; Herbert Lehman. ADDRESSES BY MR. JACOB BILLIKOPF … AND MR. HERBERT LEHMAN … BEFORE THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY CONFERENCE. New York; Temple Emanuel, 1917. Original Wraps. 8vo. Pages. 25 cm. First edition. Addresses by Mr. Jacob Billikopf, Executive Director and Mr. Herbert H. Lehman, Treasurer of the American Jewish Relief Committee before the National Emergency Conference. Temple Emanuel, April 15th, 1917, New York. Billikopf's Address requests that 10 million dollars be raised for immediate relief activities for Russian Jews after the fall of the Tsar; Lehman's address discusses relief funds raised since 1914 and the Jewish communities worldwide who have benefited from the American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from War relief work and aid during the First World War. The American Jewish Relief Committee was headed by Louis Marshall, Judah Magnes, Cyrus Sulzberger, and Herbert Lehman, with a large executive committee (including Stephen S. Wise, Cyrus Adler, Harry Friedenwald, Julian W. Mack, Jacob Schiff, Felix Warburg, Emil Hirsch, etc.). Subjects: American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from War – National Emergency Conference - Addresses – 1917. Relief Work – World War 1. None on OCLC. Scarce. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-46-15) (ID #35673) $135.00.
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  269. Lewisohn, Ludwig. THE AMERICAN JEW--CHARACTER AND DESTINY [author signed]. NY, Farrar, Straus & Co, 1950. Small 8vo; 175 pages; Boldly signed by Lewisohn on the front end paper. very good condition in almost very good jacket. (KH-3-31) (ID #36088) $50.00.
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  271. THE AMERICAN JEWISH PULPIT. A COLLECTION OF SERMONS BY THE MOST EMINENT AMERICAN RABBIS. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1881. 1st edition. Later cloth, 12mo, 242 pages. 22 cm Singerman 2967. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, American. Jewish festival-day sermons. Title page and first 2 leaves stained, marked and repaired, repair to margin of one other leaf, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-2-23) (ID #35208) $100.00.
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    THE FIRST NON-BIBLICAL JEWISH ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S STORY-BOOK PRINTED IN AMERICA

     

     

  273. Frederick Starr. ANCIENT PICTURES FOR LITTLE MODERNS: OR THINGS ONCE SEEN BY JEWISH CHILDREN. New Haven, Conn, Quinnipiac Press, (1889). First edition. The first non-Biblical, Jewish illustrated children's story-book printed in America. Original Illustrated boards, Square 4to, 48 pages. Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout. “Frank, Pinkie, Jakie, Sammie, and Abraham, - my five little Jews from Russia! …They left their native land because their fathers and mothers, being Jews, had no chance to do well there …So to America they came and here they are - my five little Jew boys - doing the best they can …Ours is the only land, the world over, where Jews can do well” (p. 5). Almost proto-Zionist in style, this highly sympathetic children's book recounts the often oppressive life experienced by Jews in a varied range of mostly early civilizations. OCLC/Worldcat lists 5 copies worldwide (Yale, Winterthur Mus, Princeton, HUC, OK). Bit of Wear, About Good Condition. (kh-3-14) (ID #35998) $1000.00.
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  275. Aguilar, Grace. ESSAYS AND MISCELLANIES. CHOICE CULLINGS SELECTED BY HER MOTHER. Philadelphia, A. Hart, 1853. First edition. Original publisher’s cloth, 12mo, ix, 310 pages. Singerman 1267. Published in the memory of Grace Aguilar soon after she died aged 31. Opening front free-endpaper removed, trace stained. Boards rubbed, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-5-50) (ID #36480) $350.00.
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  277. Stern, Malcolm H. FIRST AMERICAN JEWISH FAMILIES: 600 GENEALOGIES, 1654-1988. Baltimore, Md.: Ottenheimer Publishers, 1991. 3rd [and final] edition, updated and revised. Paperback, oblong folio, ix, 442 pages. 28 x 36 cm. Includes index. The American Sephardi Federation suggests that, “If you are studying Sephardic genealogy, the best place to start is with th[is] volume.” This work, as the title describes, features 600 massive fold-out family trees with approximately 50,000 names (!) It details families who first arrived in North America prior to 1840, and follows those families (Jewish and non-Jewish branches) down until 1988! When it first appeared in 1960, the book “marked a milestone in the study of American Jewish genealogy,” says the American Jewish Archives; it was also a major research source for Stephen Birmingham’s best-selling book The Grandees. An archivist at one of America's oldest Synagogues has declared, "We own the hardback edition that goes up to 1977 and we use it constantly. It consists entirely of family trees of every family of Jewish origin that came to America before 1840 (including Non-Jewish descendants). Every name is indexed in the back and there are cross-references when a name appears in more than one tree. Included with the names are places and dates of birth, marriage, death, and immigration." Stern, the compiler, was a rabbi, synagogue musician, historian and genealogist of early American Jewry. He was the grandnephew of Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf. He served as a chaplain in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1950 he became the official genealogist for the American Jewish Archives (Korn, EJ). The book is now, unfortunately, out of print, though demand for it continues to grow, mirroring the ever-increasing interest in Jewish Genealogy. ISBN: 0870684434 LCCN: 92-244221 SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States -- Genealogy. Geographic: United States -- Genealogy. Very good condition. (AC-1-22) (ID #36251) $150.00.
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  279. Stolz, Joseph. FUNERAL AGENDA. [Chicago?], 1897. Original Wrappers, 12mo. 23 pages. "Read before the Central Conference of American Rabbis at Montreal, Canada, July 9, 1897." Singerman 5280, listing copies at AJHS, DLC, MB, NNJ, & OCH. A beautiful copy, with the errata slip tipped in, Very Good+ Condition. (kh-2-7) (ID #34864) $100.00.
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  281. Jastrow, Morris, Jr. HOW TO STUDY HEBREW. [New York], The Jewish Messenger, 1892. 1st separate edition. 8vo, 7 pages; 22 cm. “Reprinted from The Jewish messenger, May 1892.” Singerman 4354. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Study and teaching. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Penn). Rubbed, some light wear, about Very Good Condition. Rare. (KH-5-25) (ID #36202) $125.00.
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  283. (Kalisch, Isidor, Rev. Dr). IN MEMORIAM - REV. DR. ISIDOR KALISCH, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY. No Place (Newark?), No Publisher, 1886. 1st edition. Original publisher's cloth with gilt lettering, 8vo, (6), 65 pages. Frontispiece portrait. Each page within black-ruled border. Singerman 3443. Prussian-born Rev. Isidor Kalisch (1816-86) came to America in 1849 and was called to serve the Tifereth Israel congregation of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1855 the first conference of rabbis was held in Cleveland and a ritual and common prayer-book was agreed upon entitled “Minhag America” which Kalisch edited together with Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise. Kalisch took part in polemical discussions on behalf of the ultra-Reform element in Judaism and his debates with Rev. Isaac Leeser, arising from his criticism of Leeser's English version of the Bible and on the “Jewish Belief in a Personal Messiah, ” become well known. Wear to spine, small institutional stamp on a few pages, otherwise clean inside. Good Condition (kh-3-22) (ID #36037) $350.00.
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  285. Solomon Schechter. INAUGURAL ADDRESS AS PRESIDENT OF THE FACULTY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA; DELIVERED NOVEMBER 20, 1902. New York, (S.S. Rosen), 1902. 1st edition. Original printed wrappers, 8vo. 35 pages. Solomon Schechter (1847-1915) was the primary architect of the movement of Conservative Judaism in America. Arriving in New York after an illustrious career at Cambridge University, his presidency revitalized the Jewish Theological Seminary especially for the quality of the scholars he recruited to serve on the Seminary’s faculty. Over a thousand people attended Schechter’s installation ceremony and his inaugural address made a great impression. Invoking Abraham Lincoln on the one hand and Maimonides and other great Jewish sages on the other, he called for the Seminary to foster an expression of American Judaism that was both truly American and truly Jewish. Small chip to outer corner of upper cover, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-5-51) (ID #36482) $350.00.
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  287. Hirsch, Emil Gustav. THE JEW AND THE GREEK. A DISCOURSE BEFORE SINAI CONGREGATION, DECEMBER 2ND, 1888. Chicago: S. Ettlinger, Printer, No date (1888?). Original paper wrappers, 8vo 11 pages. Singerman 3654. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Relations with Greeks. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Newberry, HUC, Penn, UCLA). Touch of edgewear, Very Good Condition. An excellent Copy. (kh-2-13) (ID #35196) $125.00.
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  289. Margoshes, Samuel. THE JEWISH COMMUNAL REGISTER OF NEW YORK CITY, 1917-1918. PINKAS HA-KEHILAH DE-NUYORK RABATI, 678. New York; Kehillah (Jewish Community) Of New York City, 1918. (FT) Publishers cloth. 12mo. VI, 1597 pages. 19 cm. Second edition. Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering. Including 60 plates, diagrams, folded maps, folded plan, folded tables. Published by the Kehillah (Jewish Community) of New York City. An excellent reference work for a detailed social and economic composition of the Jewish community of New York during the first world war. Edited by Samuel Margoshes (1887–1968), “Yiddish journalist, editor, and Zionist leader. Born in Galicia, he early joined the Zionist movement, and immigrated to the United States in 1905. From the Jewish Theological Seminary he received his rabbinical degree in 1910 and later a doctorate in Hebrew literature. From Columbia University he received his doctorate in philosophy. After engaging in various communal, educational, and relief activities before, during, and after World War I, he began his long association with the New York Yiddish daily The Day in 1922. He served as editor (1926–42), English columnist, and commentator on Jewish events. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jews - New York (State) - New York - Social conditions. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Charities. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Registers. Synagogues - New York (State) - New York - Registers. OCLC lists 79 copies. Cloth worn, hinges starting; otherwise fresh. Good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-18A) (ID #36235) $60.00.
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  291. World Jewish Congress. JEWISH CULTURAL AFFAIRS: ISSUED BY THE CULTURAL DEPARTMENT IN COOPERATION WITH THE INSTITUTE OF JEWISH AFFAIRS: TERCENTENARY ISSUE. New York; World Jewish Congress, 1955. Original Wrappers. 4to. 29 cm. 74 [1] pages. Single-sided mimeographed pages. Celebrating the 300th Anniversary of American Jewish culture. Includes articles and essays about Yiddish and Hebrew literature, as well as Jewish education. Contributors include: Ephraim Auerbach, Ch. Leaf, Dr. A. Duker, Dr. A. E. Milgram, Dr. Israel Goldsein, and Dr. W. Blattberg. Spine rebacked. Small tear to back wrapper. Small library stamp on inside cover, light library markings. Light shelf wear. Good + condition. (AJCong-26) (ID #34647) $50.00.
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  293. Kohler, Max J.; Wilhelm Humboldt, Freiherr Von; Lewis Way. JEWISH RIGHTS AT THE CONGRESSES OF VIENNA (1814-1815) AND AIX-LA-CHAPELLE (1818) [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York, American Jewish Committee, 1918. Original Wraps. 8vo. 109 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Inscribed by Max J Kohler on front wrap. Contents: Prefatory note - Jewish rights at the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) and Aix-La-Chapelle (1918) - Appendix A. Wilhelm von Humboldt on the Principles of Jewish Emancipatory legislation and his Relations to the Jews - Appendix B. The influence of Lewis Way and other English missionaries upon Alexander I's treatment of the Jews. "Reprinted from the Publications of the American Jewish historical society, number 26." “Judge Irving Lehman wrote of Max Kohler: ‘The general public can never know the full value of Mr. Kohler's work. He never sought or desired wide recognition. He did seek the satisfaction of work well done. He did value the respect and even admiration of his friends and fellow-workers. These he received and these were the only reward he desired. ’ In this paragraph written in memoriam to Kohler, Judge Lehman summed up Kohler's life, particularly in regards to Kohler's invaluable, and largely unsung, work on the rights of immigrants in the United States, his activism on behalf of the Jewish people, and his meticulously researched history of Jews and Judaism in America” (Elder, AJHS, 2015). Subjects: Jews - Legal status, laws, etc. Jews - Legal status, laws, etc. Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle (1818) Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle. Congress of Vienna. Some chipping to edges of wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-46-31) (ID #35690) $40.00.
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  295. Glazer, Penina Migdal & Myron Peretz Glazer. THE JEWS OF PARADISE: CREATING A VIBRANT COMMUNITY IN NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS. 2004. Northampton, 350th Anniversary Committee, 2004. Paperback, Large Octavo, 122 pages. Many photos. Jewish settlers arrived in Northampton, Mass, one hundred and fifty years ago and soon established a synagogue of their own. Congregation B'nai Israel became a symbol of the growth of the Jewish community and its commitment to Northampton.By the 1930s, Jews owned clothing and shoe stores and were operating hardware stores, groceries and butcher shops. They and those in the professions and the arts, succeeded in building a thriving life in Northampton. By the beginning of the 21st century, the builders of new organizations such as the National Yiddish Book Center, Beit Ahavah synagogue, and the Solomon Schechter Day School had drawn on the Valley's long heritage of reform to create new and imaginative centers of Jewish life. New Condition. (AC-3-1) (ID #36225) $30.00.
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  297. Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. JUDAISM AT THE WORLD'S PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS. COMPRISING THE PAPERS ON JUDAISM READ AT THE PARLIAMENT, AT THE JEWISH DENOMINATIONAL CONGRESS, AND AT THE JEWISH PRESENTATION. Cincinatti, Robert Clarke & Co, 1894. Cloth. 8vo. xxii, 418 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. The Union of American Hebrew Congregations is an association of American Jewish congregations composed chiefly of the Reform element, and established largely through the persistent efforts, extending for a period of over twenty years, of Isaac M. Wise. (JE) The 1893 Parliament marked the first formal gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Today it is recognized as the occasion of the birth of formal interreligious dialog worldwide. Singerman 4794. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Ex-library with usual markings and stamps. Some wear to cover. Overall in Very Good Condition. (SPEC-33-6A) (ID #36327) $65.00.
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  299. Samuel, Maurice. MAURICE SAMUEL – FIVE LECTURES; AT THE THE BROOKLYN JEWISH CENTER. Brooklyn; Brooklyn Jewish Center, 1928. Original Wraps. 8vo. [4] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brochure for a course of five lectures to be delivered by Maurice Samuel at the Brooklyn Jewish Center: 'Five Thursday Evenings beginning February 16th, 1928, at 8: 15 o'clock at the Brooklyn Jewish Center'. The lectures are 'The Jews in the Collapse of Civilization', 'Intellectual Fakes of America – and the Jew', 'The Role of Money in Jewish Life', 'What is a Jewish Leader? ', 'What is Jewish Unity? '. The Brooklyn Jewish Center, a model synagogue center, was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1919. Its founding rabbi was Israel Levinthal who remained in the position until 1954. The Center's building on Eastern Parkway housed a health club, kosher restaurant, and education programs for children and adults. After a period of vitality lasting from the 1920s through the late 1940s, the Center entered a period of decline. Rideout author. Subjects: Brooklyn Jewish Center (New York, N. Y.) - Maurice Samuel – Lecture Series. None on OCLC. Lightly bumped edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Rare. (AMR-46-8) (ID #35702) $200.00.
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  301. Einspruch, Henry. THE MEDIATOR = HA-MELITS [VOL. II, NO. 5]. Baltimore; The Mediator, 1929. Original Wraps. 8vo. 8 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Vol. 2, number 5, November-December 1929 issue of the Mediator, a 'Jewish-Christian' bi-monthly; this issue contains correspondence with Louis Marshall and articles on Einstein, the Wailing Wall, Prejudice at an American university, on the Arab riots in Palestine. Edited by Henry Einspruch, born in 1892 in Tarnow, Galicia, raised in a Yiddish-speaking home; In 1911 he went to Palestine and worked for a few weeks on a newly founded Zionist agricultural farm; he converted to Christianity on his return to Poland, then emigrated to America, taking a position with the Cleveland Hebrew Mission; obtained a D. D., and in 1920 Einspruch began working with the United Lutheran Church in America, which sponsored his Salem Hebrew Mission in Baltimore, Maryland, where he worked on his famous translation of the New Testament into Yiddish. Einspruch established his own missionary journal, the Mediator, in 1928, meant to serve as the mediator between the beliefs and values of Protestant Christian America and the immigrant Jewish community. This Yiddish and English quarterly ran for thirty-five years, apparently with some success. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. Missions to Jews - United States - Periodicals. Jewish Christians - United States - Periodicals. Jewish Christians. Jews. Missions to Jews. Periodicals. OCLC lists 3 copies (Harvard, NYPL, Columbia). Previously folded down the center, light edge wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-41-10) (ID #35423) $50.00.
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  303. Intercollegiate Menorah Association. THE MENORAH MOVEMENT FOR THE STUDY AND ADVANCEMENT OF JEWISH CULTURE AND IDEALS: HISTORY, PURPOSE, IDEALS. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Intercollegiate Menorah Movement, 1914. Wrappers; 8vo. Viii, 180 pages. Index of names. Students' societies -- United States. Jews -- Societies, etc. Lucius Littauer Foundation label on title page. Cover chipping; two-inch tear in front cover; corners bumped, otherwise Good condition. (AM-4A) (ID #36324) $100.00.
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  305. Smith, Harry and Tatsch, J. Hugo. MOSES MICHAEL HAYS, MERCHANT-CITIZEN-FREEMASON, 1739-1805 [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Boston, Moses Michael Hays Lodge, 1937. 1st edition. Original Illustrated boards, 12mo, 72 pages. Includes 2 illustrations. Warmly inscribed by Harry Smith the author to "Jacob Spiegel, Past Master Brotherhood Lodge…" Moses Michael Hays was a Jewish merchant who lived in Newport and Boston. He was the brother-in-law of Isaac Touro and was a member of the important colonial Jewish Hays family. Most of this biography is on his activities as a freemason; this book is published by this heavily Jewish Masonic lodge, probably the only American Masonic lodge named for a Jew. Boards lightly sunned, otherwise Very Good, an excellent copy. (kh-2-28) (ID #35410) $250.00.
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  307. Krauskopf, Jospeh. MOURNERS' PRAYERS. THE MOURNER'S SERVICE. Philadelphia: Oscar Klonower, 1895. Original Publisher’s cloth, small 8vo, 15 pages. Singerman 4857. Includes Hebrew text, but not listed in Goldman. No copies on OCLC. Light wear, Very Good Condition (kh-3-7) (ID #35984) $300.00.
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  309. ORDER OF PRAYER IN THE HOUSE OF MOURNERS. New-York: M. Thalmessinger, Stationer And Printer, 1871. Original Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 17 pages. Singerman 2140, listing only copies at OCH. SUBJECT (S): Jews. Liturgy and ritual. Mourners' prayers. Spine rebacked, otherwise Very Good Condition. (Kh-2-8). (ID #34865) $125.00.
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  311. Bien, H. M., Rabbi. ORIENTAL LEGENDS AND OTHER POEMS. New York, Brown & Derby, 1883. 1st edition. Original Decorated Boards with gilt. 8vo, 198 pages. Each page encased by colored decorative frame. The author is celebrated for his composition of the dramatic Hagadah, entitled “Easter Eve” (1886). Interesting poems appear in this present volume, many of which are of an American patriotic nature and one memorializes Rabbi Max Lilienthal. German-born Herman Milton Bien (1831-95) immigrated to America in 1854 and worked as a rabbi, teacher, merchant and journalist. In 1863 he was elected to the Nevada state legislature. After leaving his position as rabbi of Cong. Anshei Chesed in Vicksburg, Mississippi and his subsequent rejection from another pulpit, Bien committed suicide. Ex-library with usual marks, Spine and front board sunned, still a nice copy, Good Condition. (KH-3-20) (ID #36036) $300.00.
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  313. Davidson, Gabriel. OUR JEWISH FARMERS AND THE STORY OF THE JEWISH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. New York, L. B. Fischer, 1943. First edition. Cloth, 8vo, ix, 280 pages, 22 cm. Subjects: Jewish Agricultural Society. Farmers, Jewish. Jews -- United States. Jacket in protective mylar. Very Good Condition with Very Good Jacket. (ComHist-7-3) (ID #36329) $40.00.
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  315. Raphall, Morris J. POST-BIBLICAL HISTORY OF THE JEWS; FROM THE CLOSE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, ABOUT THE YEAR 420 B.C.E., TILL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SECOND TEMPLE IN THE YEAR 70 C.E. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Philadelphia: Moss & Brother, 1855. 1st edition. Period Quarter Leather and marbled boards, 8vo, 486 + 405 pages. All edges marbled. Raphall (1798-1868) was born in Stockholm and settled in England in 1825, quickly becoming prominent in British Jewry as one of its chief exponents to the Christian world and as a fighter for the political rights of Jews and against defamations of Judaism. He published the first Jewish periodical in England and co-produced the first translation of parts of the Mishna into English. In 1849 he moved to the US, and in 1860 delivered the first invocation by a rabbi before the US House of Representatives. Raphall is most known, however, for his delivery, less than a year later at the height of the secession crisis in January of 1861, of what became "the most highly publicized rabbinical statement on the 'Bible and Slavery'" in which he placed "Judaism squarely in opposition to abolitionism, [and] denied that any statement in the Bible could be interpreted to prohibit slavery, and, insisted that, on the contrary, biblical law granted the right to own slaves. " (EJ). This played well with Jewish Southerners. He eventually settled in New York, where he led the B'nai Jeshurun congregation. (JE) Singerman 1409. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Lower spine labels missing, some other wear to gilt spines, some rubbing to boards, hinges on vol I starting, but a beautiful set in gorgeous period marbled endpapers and boards with raised bands. Very Good Condition. A beautiful set. (AMR-5-25A) (ID #35211) $500.00.
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  317. Public Information and Education Department Of The American Jewish Committee. PROGRAM TO ALERT PUBLIC OPINION IN SUPPORT OF CIVIL LIBERTIES. [New York]; American Jewish Committee, 1952. Hole punched in period folder. 4to. 28cm. 17, XV pages. Single-sided mimeographed pages. Some shelf wear to containing folder. Describing the resolution adopted by the American Jewish Committee regarding civil rights. Outlining directives and further actions to be taken by the committee through public and media outreach in defense of civil liberties. Appendix includes lists of prominent people to contact for support, dates and holidays appropriate for awareness campaigns, and “histories in the field of civil liberties. ” Light library markings, including American Jewish Committee library stamp on title page verso. Text is bright and clean. Very good + condition (AJC-26) (ID #34642) $60.00.
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  319. Friedman, Lee M. (Lee Max). RABBI HAIM ISAAC CARIGAL HIS NEWPORT SERMON AND HIS YALE PORTRAIT. Boston, Privately Printed [Updike], 1940. Period boards. 8vo, 43 pages, 22 cm. Privately printed by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount press "This tells of the publication of the first Jewish sermon to have been both delivered and printed in the United States, of a mystic oriental visitor to Colonial America, and of his portrait which through four generations of the family of the third president of Yale, journeyed from the college to Chicago, with the backgroud of the Jewish community which made Newport a great commerical center in pre-Revolutionary days. " Ex-library with usual markings. Gilt lettering on spine. Wear to cloth. Pages clean. Very good condition. (Sef-43-8A) Mark on spine, Very Good Condition Lacks Jacket?. (ID #36389) $200.00.
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  321. [Einhorn, David] Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL; ITS FIRST 100 YEARS, 1847-1947. No City [Philadelphia], No Publisher [The Congregation], 1950. 1st edition. Original Cloth, 8vo, 64 pages. Includes illustrations and portraits. 24 cm. Privately printed Centennial history of this leading American Reform congregation. This history of the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel was written largely by Rabbi Howard Fineshriber and includes many notes about how the congregation was formed and how it grew. Included is a list of the officers of the congregation and the board of trustees (including honorary trustees), the presidents, rabbis, assistant rabbis and the readers over the 100 year history. Chapter One, “The Formative Period 1847-1861, ” ends with the arrival of David Einhorn, who arrived at the Synagogue after having been run out of Baltimore by a mob because of his anti-Slavery preaching. Half of Chapter two is devoted to the history of Einhorn at the Synagogue (he left in 1866). An important privately printed history, seldom seen in the trade. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. (kh-2-29) (ID #35654) $100.00.
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  323. Schreiber, Emanuel. REFORMED JUDAISM AND ITS PIONEERS: A CONTRIBUTION TO ITS HISTORY. Spokane, WA, Spokane Printing Company, 1892. Original boards. 8vo; 400 pages. Singerman 4431. The first Jewish book published in Spokane. Frontisportrait of Dr. Abraham Geiger. Chapters on prominent members of Reform Judaism, including Moses Mendelssohn, David Friedlaender, Israel Jacobsohn, Aron Chorin, Gotthold Salomon, Abraham Kohn, Samuel Holdheim, Leopold Loew, Abraham Geiger. Repair done to spine, otherwise Good Condition. (AC-2-4) (ID #36313) $50.00.
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  325. Saveth, Edward N. RELIGION AND THE WELFARE STATE. New York; American Jewish Committee, 1952. Hole punched in period folder. 4to. 28cm. 25 pages. Single-sided mimeographed pages. Study of the intersections of religion and the welfare state. Describing the overlapping and sometimes conflicting areas of charity created by the separation of church and state. Very light shelf wear, some age discoloration to containing folder. Minimal library markings. Pages have some toning and signs of age. Text clean and readable. Good + condition. (AJC-27) (ID #34622) $50.00.
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  327. Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. National Advisory Board. SECTARIAN READINGS AND OBJECTIONABLE LITERATURE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. [Cincinnati]; Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. National Advisory Board, 1916. Original Wraps. 4to. 16 pages. 26 cm. First edition. A Survey conducted by the National Advisory Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations with results obtained concerning efforts to change the laws and practices of teaching sectarian literature -specifically the New Testament, christian hymn books, the Merchant of Venice - in public schools across the United States; contains summaries from members of the Union in about fifty American cities (Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus – both Ohio and Georgia – Des Moines, Duluth, El Paso, Erie, Evansville, Ft Wayne, Ft. Worth, Galveston, Gary, New York City, Newport News, Milwaukee, Jackson, Kalamzoo, Kansas City, Hartford, Houston, Mobile, New Haven, Omaha, Pine Bluff, Rochester, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Spokane, Springfield, Washington DC, Terra Haute, Youngstown, and smaller towns in Washington State, Mississippi, etc.) in their successes and prospects of removing objectionable literature such as christmas songs, the bible, etc. Subjects: Religion in the public schools -- United States. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice. OCLC lists one copy (HUC), none outside Cincinnati. Wraps soiled, internally clean and fresh. Good condition. Very Scarce. (BIBLE-13-39) (ID #34839) $100.00.
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  329. Central Conference Of American Rabbis. . SEDER TEFILOT YISRAEL = THE UNION PRAYER BOOK FOR JEWISH WORSHIP. Part I. Cincinnati: Published By the Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1895. 1st edition. Original Cloth, 12mo, 340 pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. hinges repaired, wear to crown and base of spine, Good Condition (SPEC5-5) xx (ID #35828) $145.00.
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  331. SHIRE TEHILAH. SHIRAI TEHILLOH: A COLLECTION OF SACRED MUSIC, PSALMS AND HYMNS, WITH ACCOMPANIMENT F OR THE ORGAN. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1892. 1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 4to, 76 pages. Singerman 4434. 31 cm. Primarily in Hebrew. For mixed chorus (SATB) and organ; chiefly romanized script. SUBJECT(S): Synagogue music -- High Holiday services. Synagogue music -- Pilgrim festival services. Synagogue music -- United States. Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with organ. Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with organ. Synagogue music. Synagogue music -- High Holiday services. Synagogue music -- Pilgrim Festival services. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (JTS, Southern Baptist, HUC, Gratz, Marshall U, NLI). Cover chipped at corners, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-2-19) (ID #35207) $225.00.
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  333. Calisch, Edith Lindeman. THE JEWS WHO STOOD BY WASHINGTON; A PLAY IN ONE ACT. Cincinnati, Department Of Synagogue And School Extension Of The Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1932. 1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 24 pages 20 cm. Not the more common history, with a similar title by Madison Peters. SUBJECT (S): Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Drama. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Buffalo Pub Lib, Yale, Kansas, Harvard, HUC, NLI). Synagogue library stamps, some wear to cover, Good+ Condition. Uncommon. (KH-3-11) (ID #35995) $65.00.
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  335. (Prohibition) Louis Ginzburg. TESHUVAH BEDEVAR YEYNOTH HAKESHERIM VEHAPESULIM LEMITZVAH [RESPONSUM CONCERNING WINES PROPER AND IMPROPER FOR THE COMMANDMENT.]. New York, New Hebrew Press, 1922. 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 8vo 71 pages. With related materials tipped in (including a contemporary English translation). The era of Prohibition was the impetus for Prof. Louis Ginsburg of the Jewish Theological Seminary to pen this halachic responsum establishing the permissibility of utilizing grape-juice for sacramental purposes (Kiddush, Havdalah, etc). Ex-library, touch stained. Edgar to wrappers, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-5-52) (ID #36448) $350.00.
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  337. Union Of American Hebrew Congregations; J. Walter Freiberg. [FUNDRAISING POSTER AND LETTER] 1919 WISE CENTENARY - UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS. Cincinnati; Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1919. Original Wraps. Single Leaf Folio, double sided [2] pages. 36 x 28 cm. Only edition. Double sided fundraising poster and typewritten letter; typewritten address to Rabbi Joshua Bloch of Lake Charles, Louisiana, requesting the name of the chairman for the campaign committee from his city. Reverse side contains printed fundraising tally accounting sheet poster demonstrating the funds already raised, and the funds remaining to be raised from campaign committees in (appx 190) towns and cities across the United States. 'March 16th-22nd, Campaign Week', 'March 23rd-29th, Meeting of the Central Conference American Rabbis in Cincinnati', 'May 20-21-22 XXVI Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in Boston'. Subjects: Wise Centenary - Union of American Hebrew Congregations – Fundraising Campaign – 1919. Ephemera –- Union of American Hebrew Congregations. None on OCLC. Previously folded in thirds, line creases still remain; otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-46-7) (ID #35969) $200.00.
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  339. Feuerlicht, Morris M. ISAAC MAYER WISE; FOUNDER'S DAY EXERCISES, HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, CINCINNATI, OHIO, MARCH 23, 1918. [Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College], 1918. Original Wraps. 4to. 12 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Contains the sermon and remembrance speech 'Isaac M. Wise, Commander' delivered by Morris M. Feuerlicht at the Founder's Day Exercise of Hebrew Union College in 1918. Subjects: Wise, Isaac Mayer, 1819-1900. OCLC lists 10 copies. Edge wear, wraps soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (AMR-46-5) (ID #35968) $200.00.
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  341. Wise, Isaac M. THE DIVINE SERVICE OF AMERICAN ISRAELITES FOR THE NEW YEAR. MINHAG AMERIKA. TIFLOT B’NAI YESHURUN. L’ROSH HA SHANNAH. Cincinnati: Bloch & Co, 1866. 1st edition. Full original leather, 16mo, 212 pages. Hebrew, English and German. Considered to be the first Reform prayer book for Rosh HaShannah printed in the United States. Traditional Hebrew prayers, with an English translation, and prayers in English and German. The editor, Wise, was a pioneer of Reform Judaism in America and became its acknowledged leader and its institutional architect, organizing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1873), the Hebrew Union College (1875), and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1889). The reforms that he instituted sought to change or adapt Judaism to 19th century America. He was also an organizer and mover in the establishment of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, in 1889. Elected its president, he served until he died. Wise believed in uniting American Jewry and hoped to publish a new American reform prayer book titled "Minhag America. ” The Machzor presented here is part of this project. (See: Goldman 44). Singerman 1949; Goldman 53. Tooled Morocco binding, all edges gilt. Lacks rear board, front crude internal hinge repair to front hinge, not affecting text, internally very clean and nice. (KH-5-48B) (ID #36463) $200.00.
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  343. Philipson, David,; 1862-1949. Neumark, David,; 1866-1924. Morgenstern, Julian,; 1881-1976. STUDIES IN JEWISH LITERATURE, ISSUED IN HONOR OF PROFESSOR KAUFMANN KOHLER, PH.D., PRESIDENT HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, CINCINNATI, OHIO, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, MAY THE TENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1913. Paper wrappers, large 8vo, 301 pages. In German and English. Beautifully printed frontis piece portrait of Kohler. Kohler (1843–1926), was a “U. S. Reform rabbi and president of Hebrew Union College. Kaufmann Kohler was born in Fuerth, Bavaria, long known as a center of rabbinic learning, and was himself descended from rabbinic stock. He pursued rabbinical studies from an early age and in 1862 entered the gymnasium at Frankfurt. While in that city he came under the influence of Samson Raphael Hirsch, champion of Neo-Orthodoxy, and, though later diverging sharply from his viewpoint, never ceased to pay tribute to his influence. Kohler pursued his university studies at Berlin and Erlangen, receiving a doctorate in 1867. His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis, Der Segen Jacobs (1867), took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him. For a time he continued his studies at Leipzig with a view to entering the academic world, but, warmly recommended by the German Reform leader Abraham Geiger, Kohler accepted the office of rabbi of Congregation Beth El, Detroit (1869). In 1871 he moved to Sinai Congregation, Chicago (where he introduced Sunday services in 1874), and in 1879 he succeeded his father-in-law, David Einhorn, at Temple Beth El, New York. Kohler emerged as a national champion of Reform Judaism in 1885 when, replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward (1885). The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburgh Conference of Reform Rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. In 1903 Kohler was appointed president of Hebrew Union College and set about immediately to improve the curriculum and to bring fresh talent to the faculty. His dealings were not always diplomatic, and he was soon involved in a clash with several members of the faculty on the subject of Zionism, which he opposed. He became the chief spokesman for classical Reform. His major theological work was Jewish Theology Systematically and Historically Considered (1918; repub. 1968), which traces Jewish thought from the perspective of 19th-century Reform Judaism. He revamped the curriculum, introduced biblical criticism and reduced the time spent on Talmud, but also held daily services and taught reverence through study. Under his presidency the College moved to a new, spacious setting. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus (1921) and returned to New York. ” (Temkin & Berenbaum, EJ, 2007) Contents: Biographical sketch of Dr. K. Kohler by M. J. Kohler. --Kaufmann Kohler as reformer, by D. Philipson. --Dr. Kohler's systematic theology, by D. Neumark. --The Decalogue in art, by I. Abrahams. --Satzung vom Sinai, von W. Bacher. --Remarks on the importance of Zachariah as a prophet, by M. Buttenwieser. --Bemerkungen zur alten judischen Liturgie, von I. Elbogen. --Kawwana: the struggle for inwardness in Judaism, by H. G. Enelow. --The exodus in the Bible, by H. Englander. --The reformation of Hezekiah, by E. Frisch. --Die Zurechtweisung der Seele, von I. Goldziher. --Principles of religious instruction in Jewish schools, by L. Grossmann. --R. Moses 'Hayim Luzzato's "Pathof the righteous, " by E. G. Hirsch. --Die Ehe zwischen Onkel und Nichte, von S. Krauss. --The Sadducees and Pharisees. A study of their respective attitudes towards the law, by J. Z. Lauterbach. --Dreams as a cause of literary compositions, by H. Malter. --Josh. 4: 4, by M. L. Margolis. --The Levirate Marriage in Jewish law, by I. I. Mattuck. --Genesis 14, by J. Morgenstern. --Allegorische Gesetzesauslegung bei den a Lteren Kara Ern, von S. Poznanski. --Midrash fragment, by Solomon Schechter. --Bibliography of Rev. Kaufmann Kohler, by A. S. Oko. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Kohler, Kaufmann, 1843-1926. Ex-library with usual markings.Very Good condition. (RAB-43-8) (ID #36244) $30.00.
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  345. Hebrew Union College; Kaufmann Kohler, Henry Englander, Julian Morgenstern. [KAUFMANN KOHLER SPECIAL ISSUE ] HEBREW UNION COLLEGE MONTHLY. VOL IX, NO. 7. Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College, 1923. Original Wraps. 8vo. 36 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Monthly Periodical. Hebrew Union College Monthly, Volume IX, Number 7, June 1923. Contains 'Kaufmann Kohler' by Henry Englander (an address delivered at Hebrew Union College in celebration of Dr. Kohler's eightieth birthday, May 12, 1923), 'An Eightieth Birthday' by Annette Kohn (poem dedicated to Dr. Kohler on his birthday), 'The Vanguard' by Dr. Kaufmann Kohler, 'Resolutions in honor of Dr. Kaufmann Kohler' by Julian Morgenstern and Henry Englander, amongst other articles and sermons. Contains a photograph of Dr. And Mrs. Kohler on pg 34. Subjects: Judaism - Periodicals. Judaism. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion - Periodicals. OCLC lists 19 copies. Wraps lightly bumped at edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-46-2) (ID #35966) $125.00.
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  347. Hebrew Union College. CEREMONIES AT THE INSTALLATION OF REV. DR. KAUFMANN KOHLER AS PRESIDENT OF THE HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1903, AT MOUND STREET TEMPLE, CINCINNATI, O. Cincinnati; Press Of May & Kriedler, 1903. Original Wraps. 8vo. 84 pages. 20 cm. First edition. With frontispiece portrait of Kaufmann Kohler. Addresses, speeches, and sermons to dedicate the appointment and installation of Dr. Kaufmann Kohler as President of Hebrew Union College in 1903. Includes addresses by Tobias Schanfarber, Bernhard Bettmann, Samuel Woolner, Emil G. Hirsch, Joseph Stolz, Gotthard Deutsch, Frederick Cohn, and Kaufmann Kohler. Inscribed by Rose Kohler – daughter of Kaufmann and Johanna Kohler - on first endpage. Attractively bound and printed. Subjects: Kohler, Kaufmann, 1843-1926. OCLC lists 8 copies. Wraps bumped, slight tears to edges; some pages dogeared, with pencilled underlining; otherwise fresh. Good condition. (AMR-46-3) (ID #35967) $950.00.
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  349. Kohler, Kaufmann, Prayer At Funeral, Dec. 24th, 1922. Schulman, Samuel, Funeral Address. Enelow, H. G. (Hyman Gerson), Address At Grave. Huhner, Leon.; In Memoriam Winifred L. Kohler. IN MEMORIAM: WINIFRED LICHTENAUER KOHLER, 1880-1922. No Place[New York]: No Publisher, 1922. 1st edition. Original string-bound paper wrappers, 8vo 10 pages. Includes portrait. 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Funeral sermons, English. Kohler, Winifred Lichtenauer, 1880-1922. Henry Street Settlement (New York, N. Y.) National Council of Jewish Women. Winifred Lichtenauer Kohler was the daughter-in-law of Kaufmann kohler and the wife of Max J. Kohler. Real photo tipped in as frontis. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, HUC, Harvard), none outside the Northeast. Light wear, Very Good Condition. Very Scarce. (KH-3-5A) (ID #35980) $1500.00.
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  351. Enelow, H. G. KAUFMANN KOHLER. New York; [No Publisher Stated], 1926. Original Wraps. 12mo. 235-260 [ie 25] pages. 19 cm. First separate edition. With frontispiece portrait of Kaufmann Kohler. Previously printed in the American Jewish Year Book, 28 (1926–27), 235–60. Laudatory biography of the life and thought of Kaufmann Kohler (1843-1926) after his passing; written by Hyman Enelow (1877-1934) a long time friend of the Kohler family and a posthumous editor of certain of Kaufmann Kohler's works. Subjects: Kohler, Kaufmann, 1843-1926. OCLC lists 3 copies (NYPL, HUC, Amsterdam). Wraps bumped and soiled, with top edge of wrap chipped; bumped throughout, but clean and fresh. Good condition. (AMR-46-1) (ID #35965) $200.00.
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  353. Elzas, Barnett A.. JEWISH CEMETERIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA [ADDED TYPED MANUSCRIPT TITLE PAGE FOR BOUND COLLECTION OF PAMPHLETS ON JEWISH CEMETERIES IN CHARLESTON, COLUMBIA, GEORGETOWN, ORANGEBURG, SUMTER, AND CAMDEN, SC. 6 PAMPHLETS TOTAL]. Charleston, The Author, 1910. Period Cloth Binding, 8vo, [11] + [9] + 11 + 4 + 2 + 4 pages (41 pages total). Includes tipped in autograph signed note from the author, dated 1911, asking that the pamphlets not be bound together until the last one is sent, which will be done without cost. Pamphlets included are: The Jewish cemeteries of Congregation Berith Shalome at Charleston, S. C., 1910; The new Jewish cemetery of K. K. Beth Elohim at Charleston, S. C., 1910; The Jewish cemetery at Camden, S. C., 1910; The Jewish cemeteries at Columbia, S. C., 1910; The Jewish cemetery at Georgetown, S. C., 1910; The Jewish cemetery at Orangeburg, S. C., 1910; [&] The Jewish cemetery at Sumpter, S. C., 1910. Note that these pamphlets all post-date Elzas’ massive 1905 work, “The Jews of South Carolina. ” SUBJECT(S): Cemeteries -- South Carolina. Jews -- South Carolina. South Carolina -- Genealogy. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide of the first pamphlet and only 2, 1, or none (Beth Elohim) each of all of the others. Blind stamp on title page, a few corners dog-eared, otherwise Very Good Condition. Very scarce and important. (amr-45-44) (ID #34576) $500.00.
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  355. Elzas, Barnett A. JEWISH MARRIAGE NOTICES FROM THE NEWSPAPER PRESS OF CHARLESTON, S.C., 1775-1906. New York: Bloch Pub. Co., 1917. Original Cloth, 12mo (small) 64 pages; 19 cm. Includes index. SUBJECT(S): Registers of births, etc. -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Marriage records -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Genealogy -- Sources. Genealogy. Jews -- Genealogy. Marriage records. Registers of births, etc. Charleston (S.C.) -- Genealogy -- Sources. South Carolina -- Charleston. Blind stamp on title page, otherwise Very Good Condition. (AMR-45-43) (ID #34575) $100.00.
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  357. Elzas, Barnett A.. THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERIES AT CHARLESTON; S.C. A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INSCRIPTION ON THEIR TOMBSTONES, 1762-1903. Daggett Printing Company, Charleston, South Carolina, 1903. Original boards, 8vo, 121 pages. One of 250 copies. The author served as Rabbi of K. K. Beth Elo-him of Charleston. He transcribes here the tombstones found in the three Jewish cemeteries of Charleston that antedate the 19th-century: The Coming Street Cemetery, The Da Costa Cemetery, and The Hanover Street Cemetery. Includes self-authored pamphlet about the book tipped in at rear. One copy online offered for USD 950.00. (amr-45-47) (ID #34573) $300.00.
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  359. Elzas Barnett A. THE ORGAN IN THE SYNAGOGUE. AN INTERESTING CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF REFORM JUDAISM IN AMERICA. No Place (Charleston, SC), No Publisher (The Author), (1903?). Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages. 21 cm. Much on Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina, where the question of the organ actually played a role in the formation of the first Reform movement and congregation in america: “In the 1840s there was a major split in Congregation Beth Elohim, which many historians of American Jewish history see as the beginning of the American Reform movement. The conflict began after the introduction of an organ into the synagogue when it was rebuilt following a fire in 1840. The series of conflicts between Reform and Traditionalist elements in Beth Elohim resulted in a complicated dispute… [which eventually] resulted in the formation of a new congregation by the more traditional members, known as ‘Shearith Israel.’” (Wikipedia, 2016). Very Good Condition. (amr-45-48) (ID #34574) $30.00.
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  361. Benn, [Bencjon]. 62 PSAUMES ET VERSETS DE LA BIBLE [with additional original color pencil drawing laid in]. [Châtenay-Malabry (Seine) ]; Lefort, 1960. Folding Case. Large Folio. Sixty-two illustrated plates. 44 cm. Nr 289 of a deluxe edition of 2000 copies. First edition. With additional original full-size drawing in 3 colors, with colored pencil, of doves and flowers, with inscription in Hebrew and signed. Housed in original folding-case, loose as issued, original colored pictorial stiff wrappers. Title translates as: “62 Psalms and Verses of the Bible. ” In French. Preface by Jules Romains. “The artist Benn was a renowned Jewish painter who drew inspiration from the Bible and expressed his spiritual connection to it in a body of self-contained and highly integrated work, which was published under the title “62 Psaumes et versets de la Bible. ” When the Nazis entered Paris, Benn’s worst premonitions were realized. He was rounded up together with other East European Jews and interned in a holding camp, whose inmates were ultimately destined for a concentration camp in Germany. He was held in that camp for a month, and during that time he sketched the faces of his co-internees and their surroundings. He fell into a deep depression, lost weight, and would probably have died had it not been for the efforts of his wife and friends who managed to smuggle him out of the camp. Arrangements were made to hide the couple in the basement of an apartment house in Paris. Benn and his wife remained there in hiding for the duration of the war. During his twenty six months of confinement, Benn completed a series of sixty two drawings, based on selected psalms and verses of the Bible. The remarkable feature of this body of work is that it represents a radical departure in style from of his other work, and that style, while continuing to evolve after the war, remained exclusively associated with biblical themes. He continued to use biblical themes as subject matter (e.g. Song of Songs), and this particular style sets these works quite apart from the other figurative and representational work he did simultaneously. The drawings and the canvasses were critically acclaimed, and the artist was urged to make the works more accessible. In order to accommodate the demand for his biblically inspired work Benn agreed to have the sixty two drawings and paintings reproduced in the form of an album, which was published in 1960 under the title, “62 Psaumes et Versets de la Bible. ” The publication was issued in a limited edition of 2, 000 copies. The album was prefaced by the French writer Jules Roman, of the Academie Française. ” (Art of Benn) Subjects: Bible. O.T. - Illustrations. Bible. O.T. Psalms - Illustrations. Bible. A.T. - Illustrations. OCLC lists 14 copies. Folding case has tear at crown of spine, otherwise Very Good. Illustrated plates are colorful, bright and clean. Very Good condition. (SPEC-36-10) (ID #34868) $750.00.
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  363. Lukas, Jan and Jindrich Lion. DER ALTE JUDISCHE FRIEDHOF IN PRAG. LE VIEUX CIMETIERE JUIF A PRAGUE. THE OLD PRAGUE JEWISH CEMETERY. Czechoslovakia; Artia, 1960. Hardcover, large 8vo, 37 pages, chiefly illustrated, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Cemeteries -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Sepulchral monuments -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Prague (Czech Republic). Stary zidovsky hrbitov. Title and text in English, French, and German. Other Titles: Alte judische Friedhof in Prag.; Vieux cimetiere juif a Prague. Dust jacket is worn, but overal in very good condition. (ART-17-4a) (ID #36268) $30.00.
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  365. Vilnay, Zev, 1900-1988. ארץ־ישראל :‏ ‏בתמונות ומפות עתיקות ERETS-YISRAEL: BI-TEMUNOT UVE-MAPOT ATIKOT. Jerusalem: Rubin Mass, 1961. (FT) Cloth, with dustjacket, 4to, 32 pages (text), 176 pages (illustrations, maps). In Hebrew. First Edition. One of a limited edition of 510. With 400 high quality pictures and maps. SUBJECT(S): Palestine -- Pictorial works. Palestine -- Maps. English title page: The Holy Land in old views and maps. 25 copies on OCLC, Very minor wear to jacket, which is in protective mylar. Very Good Condition in Good Jacket. (ART-9-2B) (ID #36326) $65.00.
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  367. Kipnis, Menahem; Zimrah Zeligfeld. 80 פאלקס לידער 80 FOLKS LIDER. Varsha; A. Gitlin, 1930. Cloth. 8vo. 179 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Compilation of 80 Yiddish folk songs: lyric-romantic and love songs, popular folksongs, religious, songs of the mitnagdim, Hassidic and Philosophic folksongs; humoristic and family songs; Yiddish-Ukrainian folksongs. Menahem Kipnis was “born in Ushomir, Ukraine in 1878. He was a singer, folklore collector, writer and photographer. From 1912 to 1932 he toured Poland, Germany and France, appearing in concerts with his wife Zimra Seligfeld in combined lecture-performances of the Jewish folk songs which he had collected and studied. He published collections of folk songs and songs for children, and was active in the Polish cantors' organization. He submitted a number of his photographs to the Forverts which were published in that newspaper in the 1920's. He died in 1942 in the Warsaw Ghetto. ” (Guide to the Yivo Archives). "Tsveyter Teil" on title page, part two of the series of volumes of Yiddish folk songs published by the authors (Folks Lider; 80 Folks Lider; 140 Folks Lider). Subjects: Folk-songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 12 copies. Bookstamp on front flyleaf. Aged throughout, Light shelfwear, corners bumped. Otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-26A) (ID #35395) $100.00.
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  369. Henriques, Rose L. and H. M. J. Loewe. MEDIAEVAL HEBREW MINSTRELSY: SONGS FOR THE BRIDE QUEEN'S FEAST; SIXTEEN ZEMIROTH [with "SELECTED VARIANT READINGS" BOUND IN AT REAR]. London: James Clarke, 1926. Original Boards, 8vo, 134 + [3] pages, illustrated, music, 21 cm. With the scarce "Selected Variant Readings," usually missing, bound in at rear. Other Titles: Zemirot. English & Hebrew. Arranged according to the traditional harmonies by Rose L. Henriques; illustrated by Beatrice Hirschfeld and translated into English to fit the Hebrew tunes by Herbert Loewe; with a foreward by the very Rev. J. H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi. Loewe (1882-1940) was "an English Orientalist. Loewe was born in London, the grandson of Louis Loewe. After completing his studies at Cambridge, he lived for a time as a teacher in the Middle East and then held academic appointments in England. After his return from military service in India (1917-19), he became lecturer in rabbinic Hebrew at Oxford, and in 1931 he taught rabbinics at Cambridge and was lecturer in Hebrew at the University of London. For a generation, he was regarded in English academic circles as the representative of Jewish scholarship, in the same way as Israel Abrahams had been regarded before him. His home in the two university cities was a focus of Jewish life. Within the Jewish community he represented informed and tolerant Orthodoxy, moving freely in liberal (Reform) Jewish circles and collaborating closely with C. G. Montefiore, the founder of Liberal Judaism in England. His works include A Catalogue of the Aldis Wright MSS. In Trinity College, Cambridge, "Render unto Caesar", Mediaeval Hebrew Minstrelsy, Some Mediaeval Hebrew Poesy and a volume of annotations to Abrahams' and Stokes' Starrs and Jewish Charters in the British Museum, 2 volumes. " (Roth in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT (S): Zemirot -- Commentaries. Hinge repair. Spine professionally rebacked, wear to boards, internally very clean and good, Overall Good condition. (CJH-1-1A) (ID #35108) $40.00.
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  371. Fater, Isaschar; Binem Heller. יידישע מוזיק אין פוילן צווישן ביידע וועלט־מלחמות YIDISHE MUZIK IN POYLN TSVISHN BEYDE VELT-MILHOMES. JEWISH MUSIC IN POLAND BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD WARS. [INCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. Tel Aviv; Velt-Federatsye fun Poylishe Yidn, 1970. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 424, 78 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Long inscription by author. English title page: Jewish music in Poland between the two World Wars. With 78 page section of songs and choruses, chiefly unaccompanied, with Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. Published for the World Federation of Polish Jews. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Music - History and criticism. Songs, Yiddish. Music - Poland - History and criticism. Very Good+ condition. (EE-3-13) (ID #36105) $50.00.
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  373. Davidson, Israel. PARODY IN JEWISH LITERATURE. Columbia University, 1907. First edition. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XXII, 292 pages. 23 cm. A study of Satire and Jewish Parody in Hebrew works; includes “Descriptive bibliography of the parodies from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day. ” Subjects: Jewish literature - History and criticism. Parody. Parody – Bibliography. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise in very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-32A) (ID #36227) $30.00.
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  375. (Vienna) Brunner, Sebastian. DIE JÜDISCHEN FEDERHELDEN: EIN FLUGBLATT ODER DAS POLITISCH-LITERARISCHE SCHABESGARTEL IN WIEN. Wien, Carl Fromme, 1912. Original Publisher's boards, 12mo (small); 12 pages; 18 cm. Period reprint of parodies from the 1848 revolution in Austria. Presume this to be a privately issued reprint, not for sale. Light wear to cover, Good+ Condition (kh-3-25) (ID #36027) $30.00.
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  377. Der Tunkeler; Szeintuch, Yechiel. דער ספר פון הומארעסקעס און ליטערארישע פאראדיעס : אן אפקלייב פון הומאריסטישע שריפטן וועגן די מזרח־אייראפעישע יידן און זייער קולטור אין פוילן צווישן ביידע וועלט־מלחמות DER SEYFER FUN HUMORESKES UN LITERARISHE PARODIES: AN OPKLAYB FUN HUMORISTISHE SHRIFTN VEGN DI MIZREH-EYROPEISHE YIDN UN ZAYER KULTUR IN POYLN TSVISHN BAYDE VELT-MILHOMES. Yerushalayim; Pirsume Har Ha-Tsofim 'al-Yede Hotsa'at Sefarim 'a. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-'ivrit, 1990. Original Hardback. 8vo. 310 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish, with an introduction in Hebrew. Added title pages: Sefer ha-humoreskot veha-parodyot ha-sifrutiyot be-Yidish. The book of Yiddish humoresques and literary parodies. An edition of Yiddish parodies by Yoysef Tunkeler (1881–1949). “Der Tunkeler’s literary enterprise is today a historical and cultural source for the language and culture of East European Jewry up to World War II. ” - Yivo Encyclopedia. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Humor. Yiddish wit and humor - Poland. Jews. Yiddish wit and humor. Humor. Poland. Light edge wear; overall clean and fresh. Very good condition. (YID-21-23) (ID #35317) $30.00.
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  379. (Hoffmann, David) Eppenstein, Simon; Hildesheimer, Meier; Wohlgemuth, Joseph; editors. FESTSCHRIFT ZUM SIEBZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAGE DAVID HOFFMANN'S. GEWIDMET VON FREUNDEN UND SCHÜLERN. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES BOUND TOGETHER. Berlin, L. Lamm, 1914. 1st edition. Later Cloth binding, Large 8vo, xxxiv, 462, + 1 l + 280 pages. Includes tissued frontis portrait. Contains a German and a Hebrew section. Vol. 3 (has title “Sefer L’Dovid Tsvi”). Particularly important because of two articles: one by Carlebach on why women should cover their hair (“Haarverhullung des judischen Weibes); the other is on the first publication anywhere of Maimonides’ commentary on Rosch Haschanah (Bamberger, S: “Die bisher unedierten Teile von Maimonides’ Mischnah-Commentar zu Rosch Haschanah”). All articles are separately paged in roman numerals, with the continuous paging at foot of page. "Bibliographie der schriften und aufsätze des dr. D. Hoffmann, von rabbiner dr. L. Fischer" on pages [vii]-xxiv. The German Encyclopaedia Judaica (vol VIII, 162) notes, that Hoffmann (1843-1921) was a “Talmud- und Bibelforscher, Zum 70. Geburtstage H. S gaben seine Freunde und Schüler eine Festschrift heraus (1914). " See also the Jüdisches Lexikon (vol. II, 1646): " 1873 Dozent für Talmud, Ritualkodizes und Pentateuchexegese in dem von Esriel Hildesheimer neu begründeten Rabbinerseminar zu Berlin. Dort dozierte er 48 Jahre lang und hatte den größten Teil der jetzt amtierenden gesetzestreuen deutschen Rabb. Zu Schülern. Nach Hildesheimers Tode wurde er Rektor des Seminars. H. War einer der besten Kenner des Talmuds und der halachischen Midraschlit. Seiner Zeit, wurde als halachische Autorität, auch im Kampfe gegen die Reformbewegung und gegen den Antisemitismus, vielfach angerufen und war ferner der erste offenbarungsgläubige J., der es unternahm, die Graf-Wellhausensche Bibelkritik mit Mitteln der Wissenschaft zu wiederlegen. Zu seinem 70. Geburtstag wurde 1914 eine Festschrift hrsg. " Freimann 3. Includes articles by S. Bamberger, A. Cohn, A. Freimann, E. Mittwoch, H. Rosenberg H. Brody, I. Löw, N. A. Nobel and others; includes the article “Die Statuten der Gemeinden auf der Insel Candia. ” SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Judentum. Subject: Talmud. Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with usual marks, old dampstain to outer margin throughout, otherwise Good solid condition (ger-41-31A) (ID #36441) $200.00.
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  381. Ginzberg, Louis; Solomon Schechter. גנזי שעכטער GINZE SHEKHTER (GENIZAH STUDIES IN THE MEMORY OF DOCTOR SOLOMON SCHECHTER). VOLUME 2. New York: Jtsa, 1928. 640, xv. The Scarce First edition. In Hebrew with English introductions in each volume. SUBJECT(S): (880-02) Cairo Genizah; Midrash; Geonic literature; Hebrew poetry. CONTENTS: Sefer 1. Kit'e midrash ve-hagadah/me'et Levi ben Yitshak Gintsburg. -- Sefer 2. Keta`im me-kitve ha ge'onim / me'et Levi ben Yitshak Gintsburg. -- Sefer 3. Piyutim ve-shirim / me'et Yisrael ben David Ze'ev Davidzon. Schechter (1847-1915), born in Rumania, was president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Before that he taught in England at Cambridge University and University College, London. “His fame rests on the scholarly recovery of the Cairo Genizah. It created a sensation in the world of scholarship, and in its wake Jewish history and the history of Mediterranean society were and are being rewritten. Over one hundred thousand manuscripts and manuscript fragments were brought to England and presented to Cambridge University by Schechter and Charles Taylor, the master of St. John's College who had made Schechter's trip possible. ” He became president of the JTSA in 1902, and held that position for the rest of his life; he was also an early Conservative leader. (EJ, Ben-Horin) Very good condition, a beautiful set. (RAB-57-14a) (ID #36257) $100.00.
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  383. Ginzberg, Louis; Solomon Schechter. גנזי שעכטער GINZE SHEKHTER (GENIZAH STUDIES IN THE MEMORY OF DOCTOR SOLOMON SCHECHTER). VOLUME 3 ONLY. New York: JTSA, 1928. 338, xiv pages. The Scarce First edition. In Hebrew with English introductions in each volume. SUBJECT(S): (880-02) Cairo Genizah; Midrash; Geonic literature; Hebrew poetry. CONTENTS: Sefer 3. Piyutim ve-shirim / me'et Yisrael ben David Ze'ev Davidzon. Schechter (1847-1915), born in Rumania, was president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Before that he taught in England at Cambridge University and University College, London. “His fame rests on the scholarly recovery of the Cairo Genizah. It created a sensation in the world of scholarship, and in its wake Jewish history and the history of Mediterranean society were and are being rewritten. Over one hundred thousand manuscripts and manuscript fragments were brought to England and presented to Cambridge University by Schechter and Charles Taylor, the master of St. John's College who had made Schechter's trip possible. ” He became president of the JTSA in 1902, and held that position for the rest of his life; he was also an early Conservative leader. (EJ, Ben-Horin) Wear to cover and spine, otherwise good condition. (RAB-57-14b) (ID #36258) $100.00.
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  385. Wolfson, Harry Austryn); Lieberman, Saul. HARRY AUSTRYN WOLFSON JUBILEE VOLUME: ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY: ENGLISH SECTION COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. 1965. Jerusalem/New York: American Academy for Jewish Research, 1965. Cloth. 8vo. 881 pages. Contains illustration and portraits. Wolfson (1887-1974) was a historian of philosophy. "Wolfson-whose writings are marked by a mastery of the philosophic literature in the several languages in which it was written, penetrating analysis, clarity of exposition, and felicity of style-wrote many books and articles. His early articles, several of which dealt with issues in the philosophies of Crescas and Spinoza, were followed by his first book, Crescas' Critique of Aristotle, which, though completed in 1918, was not published until 1929. The volume contains a critical edition of part of Crescas' Or Adonai (the section dealing with the 25 propositions which appear in the introduction to the second part of Maimonides' Guide), an exemplary English translation, and an introduction; but of special importance are the copious notes which take up more than half of the volume. In these notes Wolfson discusses, with great erudition, the origin and development of the terms and arguments discussed by Crescas and he clarifies Crescas' often enigmatic text" [Arthur Hyman in EJ]. SUBJECT(S): Judaism - History. Complete in 2 volumes. Gilt lettering on spine. Ex-library with usual markings and some slight shelf wear. Otherwise, all two volumes in Very Good condition. (FEST-6-4). (ID #36239) $50.00.
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  387. (Kohut, George A.) Ed. by S.W. Baron and A. Marx. JEWISH STUDIES IN MEMORY OF GEORGE A. KOHUT (1874-1933). New York, Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1935. Original Publisher's Cloth. xciii,614,148 pages including bibliography and portrait. Includes Hebrew section. From the contents: Elkan N. Adler: Talmud Incunables of Spain and Portugal; S. Gandz: Oral tradition in the Bible; M. Gaster, The Maassehbuch and the Brantspiegel; B. Heller: Gog und Magog im jüd. Schrifttum, I. Husik, Averroes on the metaphyscis of Aristotle and many other learned essays. Very good condition. (k-rab-3-25A) (ID #36237) $125.00.
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  389. Zunz, Leopold. JUBELSCHRIFT ZUM NEUNZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAG DES DR. L. ZUNZ. Berlin: L. Gerschel, 1884. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 217 pages, 27 cm. SUBJECTS: Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Rabbinical literature. Jewish funeral sermons -- Bibliography. Jewish funeral sermons. Judaism -- Medieval and early modern period. Rabbinical literature. Ex-library with usual markings. Staining to inner pages. Good Condition. (AC-1-24) (ID #36353) $50.00.
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  391. Graetz, Heinrich. JUBELSCHRIFT ZUM SIEBZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAGE. Breslau, S. Schottlaender, 1884. Contents include: Les expulsions des Juifs de France au XIVe siecle (by Isidore Loeb); Die ersten Culturbestrebungen der juedischen Gemeinde Posen unter preussicher Herrschaft (by Ph. Bloch); Barthold Dowe Burmania und die Vertreibung der Juden aus Boehmen und Maehren (by D. Kaufmann); Sefer ha-Ot, Apokalypse des Pseudo-Propheten und Pseudo-Messias Abraham Abulafia (by A. Jellinek); as well as other essays by Rabbi Dr. Alexander Kisch and others. This copy was owned by Dr. Louis Finkelstein (a Talmud scholar, an expert in Jewish law, and a leader of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) and Conservative Judaism.) and is from the JTS library. Overall in good condition with light wear to spine. (AC-1-15) (ID #36240) $125.00.
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  393. [Cohen, Hermann] Elbogen I. & Kellermann B. & Mittwoch E. (Eds.). JUDAICA: FESTSCHRIFT ZU HERMANN COHENS SIEBZIGSTEM GEBURTSTAGE. 1912. Berlin, B. Cassirer, 1912. Cloth, 8vo, viii, 721 pages. 25 cm. In German with some Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews. Philosophy, Jewish. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to spine with tape used to hold it in place. Good Condition. (RAB-60-1) (ID #36472) $150.00.
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  395. The American Academy For Jewish Research. LOUIS GINZBERG: JUBILEE VOLUME ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY (COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES). New York, The American Academy For Jewish Research, 1946. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Ix, 446; ix, 446 pages. Front port. 24 cm. In English and Hebrew. “Ginzberg (1873–1953) was one of the outstanding Talmud scholars of the first half of the 20th century; leader and the major halakhic authority of the Conservative movement in North America. ” (EJ) CONTENTS: Goldman, Solomon. The portrait of a teacher. --Cohen, Boaz. Bibliography of the writings of Prof. Louis Ginzberg. --Albright, W. F. The list of Levitic cities. --Baron, S. W. Levi Herzfeld, the first Jewish economic historian. --Bickerman, E. J. The date of Fourth Maccabees. --Cohen, Boaz. Civil bondage in Jewish and Roman law. --Efros, Israel. Saadyah's second theory of creation in its relation to Pythagoreanism and Platonism. --Gandz, Solomon. Complememtary fractons in Bible and Talmud. --Ginsberg, H. L. Psalms and inscriptions of petition and acknowledgement. --Gordis, Robert. Studies in the relationship of Biblical and rabbinic Hebrew. --Kisch, Guido. SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature. Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953. Relations between Jewish and Christian courts in the Middle Ages. --Marcus, Ralph. Jewish and Greek elements in the Septuagint. --Marmorstein, A. The introduction of R. Hoshaya to the first chapter of Genesis rabba. --Neuman, A. A. The Shebet Yehudah and sixteenth century historiography. --Sonne, Isaiah. The schools of Shammai and Hillel seen from within. --Sperber, Alexander. Specimen of a Targum edition. --Spiegel, Shalom. Noah, Daniel, and Job, touching on Cannaanite relics in the legends of the Jews. --Strauss, Leo. Farabi's Plato. --Torrey, C. C. A revised view of First Esdras. --Wolfson, H. A. Maimonides on negatives attributes. Ex-library with usual markings. Internal pages are nice and clean; binding is tight. Overall, very good condition. (FEST1-50A) (ID #36241) $125.00.
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  397. Bernstein, S. (Simon) [Sh. Bernshtain]; Ribalow, Menachem. נחמיה שמואל ליבוביץ : ליובל השבעים שלו : וברכות חכמים וסופרים NEHEMYAH SHEMUEL LIBOVITS: LE-YOVEL HA-SHIVIM SHELO.... Nuyork [New York]: Ha-Doar, 1932. 1st separate edition. Period Cloth, large 8vo, 16 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew. No. 32 of 70 copies printed. "Hotsa’ah meyuh’edet me-‘Ha-Doar’ 5 be-H’eshvan, 5692, be-tikumnim ve-hosafot. " Reprinted from Hadoar, Oct. 16, 1931, with corrections and additions. Commemorative volume issued for Libowitz's seventieth birthday. Includes portrait of Libowitz, brief biographical note, bibliography of his works, and birthday wishes from writers and scholars, among them Ch. N. Bialik, A. S. Rabinowitz, Prof. Dr. Michael Guttmann, Prof. Israel Davidson, Prof. Caspar Levias, Shalom M. Maximon, Dr. Jehuda Kaufman, M. Rabinovitch, B. Friedberg. Samuel Nehemiah Libowitz (1862–1939) was a writer on Jewish subjects. Born in Kolno, Poland, he immigrated to America in 1881. He traded in precious stones and was so successful that he could afford to print over 20 books in limited editions. He corresponded with eminent Jewish scholars including Israel Davidson, to whom he wrote 107 letters, which he later published himself in 1933 (EJ 2007). His books include works on Leon Modena, aggadah, wit and humor in rabbinic literature, and polemical tracts. SUBJECT(S): Libowitz, Nehemiah S., 1862-1939. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide: NYPL, BU, HUC, JTS, Harvard. Printed on glossy paper. Bookplate removed, otherwise Very Good Condition. (RAB-60-6) (ID #35706) $70.00.
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  399. [Rashi]. RASHI ANNIVERSARY VOLUME. New York, American Academy for Jewish Research, 1941. 8vo; 248 pages; Volume I in the Academy's Texts and Studies series. In English with some Hebrew. Contents: The Life and Works of Rashi (by Alexander Marx); What Does Rashi Mean to Us Today (by Ismar Elbogen); Rashi Against the Background of his Epoch (by Bernard Weinryb); Rashi and the Community of Troyes (by Salo Baron); Manuscript Supercommentaries of Rashi's Commentary on the Pentateuch (by Aron Freiman); Nicolas de Lyra and Rashi The Minor Prophets (by Herman Hailperin); The Genesis of Rash's Commentary on the Talmud (by VIktor Apowitzer); The Yerushalmi Quotations in Rashi (by Michael Higger); & Rashi as a Lexicographer of the Talmud (by Boaz Cohen). Water damage to cover and back, all pages in excellent condition. (FEST-6-68A) (ID #36254) $50.00.
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  401. Kaplan, Mordecai M. Davis, Moshe. ספר היובל לכבוד מרדכי מנחם קפלן : למלאת לו שבעים שנה : חלק עברי. SEFER HA-YOVEL LE-KHVOD MORDEKHAI MENAHEM KAPLAN LE-M'LAT LO SHIVIM SHANAH. HELEK IVRI. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1953. Cloth, 8vo, x, 287 pages. Includes portrait. 24 cm. Published simultaneously with the English section. Includes 17 essays in Hebrew, including (titles translated): "Philosophy and Religion, " by Samuel Hugo Bergman; "The Human Path, " by Martin Buber; "The Story of Hannah and Her Seven Sons in Hebrew Literature, " by Gerson D. Cohen; "Novellae of Solomon ibn-Ardret to the Tractate of Megillah, " by Zalman Dimitrovsky; "Teaching of Patriotism, " by Ben Zion Dinur (Dinaburg); "Jewish Communal Life in Yemen, " by Shelomo Dov Goitein; "Why Was Jeremiah Ignored in the Book of Kings?, " by Joseph Klausner; "Peskit de Rav Kahana, Shekalim, " by Bernard Mandelbaum; "On Maimonides' Ethics, " by Simon Rawidowicz; "Mendelssohn's Political Ideas, " by Nathan Rotenstreich; "How to Approach the Study of the Bible, " by Joseph Schaechter; "At the Crossroads (Jewish Education in the 20th Century), " by Zevi Scharfstein; "Philanthropinism and Jewish Education, " by Ernst Simon; "The Problem of Bi-Culturalism and its Relation to Contemporary Jewry, " by Arieh Tartakower; "Language and Phraseology in the Tractate of Aboth d'Rabbi Nathan, " by N. H. Tur-Sinai; & "In Monte Dominus Videbitur: The Martyrs of Blois and the Early Accusations of Ritual Murder, " by Shalom Spiegel. SUBJECT: Judaism. Named Person: Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881- Ex-library. Near Fine Condition. (AC-1-23) (ID #36243) $30.00.
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  403. (Kaplan, Mordecai M.) Davis, Moshe. MORDECAI M. KAPLAN: JUBILEE VOLUME ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY. ENGLISH SECTION. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1953. Cloth, 8vo, ix, 549 pages. Includes portrait. 24 cm. Published simultaneously with the Hebrew section. Includes bibliographical references. Articles include: "World Religion and national Religion, " by Leo Baeck; "Bibliography of the Writings of Professor Mordecai M. Kaplan, " by Gerson D. Cohen; "The Teacher in Talmud and Midrash, " by Max Arzt; "Church and state Debates in the Jewish Community of 1848, " by Salo W. Baron; "The Kehillah of New York, 1908-1922, " by Norman Bentwich; "'Outside Books, '" by Joshua Bloch; "Letter and Spirit in Jewish and Roman Law, " by Boaz Cohen; "Kaufman Kohler and Roman Law, " by Smuel S. Cohon; "Osrael Friedlaender's Minute Book of Achavah Club (1909-1912), " by Moshe Davis; "Prophecy, Wisdom, and Apocalypse, " by Israel Efros; "Judaism as a System of Symbols, " by Louis Finkelstein; "Gleaning in First Isaiah, " by H. L. Ginsberg; "Deuteronomy 23: 8, 9, " by Nelson Glueck; "The First Chapter of Abot de Rabbi Nathan, " by Judah Goldin; "The Song of Songs, " by Robert Gordis; "The Multiplication of the Mitzvot, " by Simon Greenberg; "A Contra Christianos by a Marrano, " by A. S. Halkin; "The Role of Memory in Biblical History, " by Leo L. Honor; "Freedom and Authority, " by H. M. Kallen; "Defining Jewish Art, " by Stephen S. Kayser; "Educational Abuses and Reforms in hanoverian England, " by Cecil Roth; "Yidishkayt and Yiddish, " by Max Weinreich; "Maimonides and Gersonides on Divine Attributes as Ambiguous Terms, " by H. A. Wolfson; & "Sociological Analysis of Israel, " by Benjamin Wolfman. LCCN: 53-7712 SUBJECT: Judaism. Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881- Ex-library with usual markings and minor wear to spine. Other good condition. (Comhist-14-31) (ID #36242) $30.00.
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  405. Rosenak, Leopold. ZUR BEKAMPFUNG DES MADCHENHANDELS. REFERAT, ERSTATTET IN DER RABBINVERSAMMLUNG ZU FRANKFURT A.M., AM 7. JULI 1902. Frankfurt A. M., J. Kauffmann, 1903. Later boards. 14 pages, 8vo. In German. SUBJECT (S): Prostitution. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, Hebrew Union, Bayerische, Nat Lib of Israel). Light wear. Some text is faint, about very good condition. (BIB-16-2A) (ID #36374) $95.00.
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  407. Sholem Aleichem Folks Shulen. KINDER ZHURNAL [BROKEN RUN, 279 LOOSE ISSUES; VOLUMES I - LXI]. New York; Farlag Matones, 1921-1981. Original Wraps. 4to. [approx. 18 pages per issue]. 29 cm. Broken run of Kinder Zhurnal, volumes I – LXI. 279 loose issues. Begins with Vol. 1, nr 11 (March 1921) ends with Vol. 61, nr. 1 (Fall 1981). Publication began with 10 issues per year (1920-1945; I-XXVI; except July or August), then eight issues per year (1946-1951; XXVII-XXXI; except June through September), then six times a year (1951-1967; XXXII-XLVII), five times a year (IL-(LIV?), 1968-(1973?)), four times a year (LV-LXI, 1974-1981). Volumes until 1951 (I-XXXI) carries between years. Volume XLIV inexplicably carries over two years; volume XLVIII skipped entirely (number not used). Included in the broken run: I, 11, 1921; II, 1, 3-4, 6, 7, 1921; IV, 10, 1924; VI, 3, 9, 1925; VII, 7, 8, 1927; VIII, 1-6, 9, 1927; IX, 4-10, 1928; X, 1-10, 1929; XI, 2-10, 1930; XII, 1-7, 10, 1931; XIII, 2-10, 1932; XIV, 1-9, 1933; XV, 1-10, 1934; XVI, 2-10, 1935; XVII, 1-4, 6-9, 1936; XVIII, 3-10, 1937; XIX, 2-5, 7-10, 1938; XX, 1-2, 4-10, 1939; XXI, 4, 7, 10, 1940; XXIII, 10, 1943; XXIV, 1-10, 1943; XXV, 1-9, 1944; XXVI, 1-10, 1945; XXVII, 1-9, 1946; XXVIII, 1-8, 1947; XXIX, 1-8, 1948; XXX, 1-8, 1949; XXXI, 4, 5, 8 1950; XXXII 3-5, 1951; XXXIII, 2, 5-6, 1952; XXXIV, 1, 3-6, 1953; XXXV, 1-3, 5-6, 1954; XXXVI, 2, 5, 6, 1955; XXXVII, 1-2, 4-6, 1956; XXXVIII, 1-5, 1957; XXXIX, 1, 3-6, 1958; XL, 3, 5, 1959; XLI, 1, 3, 5-6, 1960; XLII, 5-6, 1961; XLIII, 2, 6, 1962; XLIV, 4, 5, 6, (1963), 7, 10, 12, (1964); XLV, 1, 3-6, 1965; XLVI, 2-7, 1966; XLVII, 1, 3-6, 1967; IL, 1-4, 1968; L, 1-5, 1969; LI, 1-4, 1970; LII, 1-2, 1971; LV, 2, 4, 1974; LVI, 2-4, 1975; LVII, 1-2, 1976; LIX, 2-3, 1979; LXI, 1, 1980. Ten volumes are complete runs: X, XV, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, L. Completely absent are volumes III (1922), V (1923), XXII (1942), LIII (1972), LIV (1973), LVIII (1977-1978), LX (1980). A complete run would be approximately 450 issues; we have 279 issues available in this broken set. Wrappers in various colors, almost always with beautiful period front cover illustrations. "Kinder zhurnal and Farlag Matones were both founded by the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system. Kinder zhurnal, a children's magazine, was in existence from 1920 to 1981. Its first editor, Shmuel Niger, served from 1922 to 1948. The magazine published works by writers such as Mani Leib, Aleph Katz, Jacob Glatstein, Kadia Molodowsky. " - Guide to the Yivo Archives. Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish - Periodicals. Kinder Zhurnal – Kinder Journal – Kinder Zshurnal – Sholem Aleichem Folks Shuln. Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute (New York, N. Y.). Yiddish periodicals - New York (State) - New York. Jews - Education - New York (State). Most libraries which have any issues at all appear to have limited runs, oftentimes only a year or two. Scarce in large run, even with holes. A few issues missing wraps; some issues lightly soiled, folded, and contain an address stamp on rear; overall very clean and fresh, not aged, and well kept. Very good condition. (YID-22-51) (ID #35406) $4500.00.
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  409. Chaver-Paver. Illustrations by Aharon Gudelman. KHAVER-PAVERS MAYSELAKH [BAND 2. YANKELE SHNEYELE UN ANDERE]. Nyu York; Matones, 1925. Original Cloth. 8vo. 96 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Khaver-Paver's Stories, book two only, Yankele Shneyele un Andere. Illustrations by Aharon Gudelman. Published by Farlag Matones for the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute. Subjects: Children's stories, Yiddish. Light rubbing to cloth, front hinge loose, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YID-21-38) (ID #35332) $50.00.
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  411. SEFER HA-HANUKAH: ME'ASEF LI-VENE HA-NE'URIM. Krakoi [Cracow]: Tushyah, 1902-03. 663 [1902 or 1903]. Original Boards, 63 columns, + [4] pages: ill.; 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hanukkah -- Juvenile literature. Hanukkah. OCLC lists 1 copy (Stanford). Wear to boards, Good Condition. Rare. (KH-3-19) (ID #35989) $200.00.
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  413. Zedner, Joseph. AUSWAHL HISTORISCHER STÜCKE: AUS HEBRÄISCHEN SCHRIFTSTELLERN VOM ZWEITEN JAHRHUNDERT BIS AUF DIE GEGENWART: MIT VOKALISIRTEM TEXTE, DEUTSCHER UEBERSETZUNG UND ANMERKUNGEN, FÜR THEOLOGEN UND HISTORIKER, SO WIE ZUM GEBRAUCH IN HÖHEREN JÜDISCHEN LEHRANSTALTE. Berlin; Veit & Comp, 1840. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 293 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Hebrew and German on opposite pages. Edited and translated by Joseph Zedner. 'Selection of historical pieces from Hebrew writers from the second century to the present, with vocalized texts, annotated and translated into German'. With selections from Mishna, Babylonian Talmud, Pirke R. Elieser, Josippon, Chisdai ben-Jizchak, Abraham ben David, Maimonides, Abarbanel, Sakuto, Ben Virga, Farizol, Joseph Haccohen, Farizol, De Rossi, Gans, Schabthai Cohen, Jehuda ben Joschua, Menasse ben Israel, Cantarini, Jaacob Jabetz, Simcha ben Mosche, Wessely, Mendelssohn, Euchel, Romaneli, Ben Sew, Friedrichsfeld, Rapaport, Reggio, Cha Luzzatto, S. Cohen. Joseph Zedner was a “German bibliographer and librarian; born at Gross-Glogau Feb. 10, 1804; died at Berlin Oct. 10, 1871. After completing his education, he acted as teacher in the Jewish school in Strelitz (Mecklenburg), where the famous German lexicographer Daniel Sanders was his pupil. In 1832 he became a tutor in the family of the book-seller A. Asher in Berlin, and later engaged in the book-trade himself; but being unsuccessful he accepted in 1845 a position as librarian of the Hebrew department of the British Museum in London, where he remained till 1869, when ill health compelled him to resign and to retire to Berlin, where he spent the last two years of his life. Shortly after his appointment, the British Museum acquired the library of the bibliophile Heimann J. Michael of Hamburg, which Zedner catalogued. ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Hebrew literature. Hebrew literature - Translations into German. Hebrew language, Post biblical - Readers. Hebrew language, Post-Biblical. Hebrew literature. Missing back board. Front board is loose. Light foxing to pages but all text is clear. (GER-45-9A) (ID #36396) $120.00.
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  415. Einstein, Albert. COSMIC RELIGION WITH OTHER OPINIONS AND APHORISMS. New York: Covici-Freide, 1931. First Edition. Later cloth, 12mo, 109 pages. First Edition copy of this very scarce and sought-after philosophical book written by the great physicist Albert Einstein. Einstein argues for a "cosmic" religion not based on rules of doctrines or specific views of "God". He argues that science and religion are compatible and that science is the basis for a more enlightened religion. This book also includes essays on Pacificism, Disarmament, Zionism, and even the new influence of the radio. From the text: ". The religious geniuses of all times have been distinguished by this cosmic religious sense, which recognizes neither dogmas nor God made in man's image. Consequently there cannot be a church whose chief doctrines are based on the cosmic religious experience. It comes about, therefore, that precisely among the heretics of all ages we find men who were inspired by this highest religious experience; often they appeared to their contemporaries as atheists, but sometimes also as saints. Viewed from this angle, men like Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza are near to one another. How can this religious experience be communicated from man to man if it cannot lead to a definite conception of God or to a theology? It seems to me that the most important function of art and of science is to arouse and keep alive this feeling in those who are receptive. Thus, we reach an interpretation of the relation of science to religion which is very different from the customary view. Neither the religion of fear nor the social-moral religion can have any hold on him. A God who rewards and punishes is for him unthinkable, because man acts in accordance with an inner and outer necessity. Science in consequence has been accused of undermining morals- but wrongly. The ethical behavior of man is better based on sympathy, education and social relationships and requires no support from religion From the Biographical Note: "Albert Einstein, discoverer of the theory of relativity, and one of the greatest thinkers of the modern era, was born at Ulm, on the Danube, March 14, 1879. His early years were spent in Munich where his father had become part owner of an electro-technical plant, and it was here that the boy, who, curiously enough, showed no extraordinary aptitude or brilliance as a student, nevertheless received the initial impulses which turned his thoughts to physics. Nevertheless, the world has insisted on according its recognition to his genius. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 and in 1926 the Royal Astronomical Society of London presented him with its gold medal. He has been honored by in-numerable scientific and education institutions and has received the homage of the most distinguished and prominent men of his time. His first long tour, in 1921, which led him to America, was in the nature of a triumphal procession and has been eclipsed only by the welcome which greeted him on his second visit to the United States in 1930. He stands unique and supreme among his contemporaries--the greatest mind and one of the most lovable men alive. " Contents include: Biographical Note; An Appreciation; Cosmic Religion; Pacifism-Militant Pacifism, Disarmament, Notes on pacifism; The Jews-the Jewish Homeland, Address Delivered in London October 27, 1930, before the Ort and Oze Societies; Opinions and Aphorisms-On radio, On science, miscellaneous. Ex-library with usual marks, Old dampstains to many pages, Otherwise a good solid copy (kh-4-1) (ID #36094) $50.00.
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  417. Nielsen, Niels. EPISTOLA TIL VEL-ÆDLE OG VEL-FORNEMME HERR MERCATOR OG BLADSCRIVER NATHANSON. Kjøbenhavn; C. L. Thaarup, 1852. Original Wraps. 12mo. 6 pages. 18 cm. First edition. In Danish, with Latin and French. Short 'Epistle to the distinguished merchant and writer Nathanson' written under a pseudonym, pouring scorn on Nathanson for his conservative positions. "Nathanson was editor of the 'Berlingske Tidende' from 1838 to 1858 and from 1865 to 1866. A brief residence in England had developed in him a strong love for constitutional monarchy, and as the editor of the official organ of the Conservative party he fought a sharp polemical warfare against the National Liberals, who often made him the target for wit which not infrequently was poisoned with malice. His clever management of the paper, however, won him the stanch support of his party, and under him the 'Berlingske Tidende' rapidly grew in importance. " - JE 1906. "Mendel Levin Nathanson (1780–1868), was a "Danish merchant and editor. Born in Altona, Nathanson went to Copenhagen at the age of 12 to join relatives. In 1798 he settled down as a wholesale draper and until 1831 was a prosperous businessman. Later on he wrote works on economics and in 1838 became editor of the Berlingske Tidende, making it the leading newspaper in Denmark. Nathanson was a tireless exponent of the emancipation of Danish Jews. Through his initiative the Jewish Free School for boys was founded in Copenhagen in 1805 and five years later a similar school for girls. He organized the administration of the Jewish community, favoring the religious Reform movement, and had a large share in the Danish government's edict of March 29, 1814 which gave the Jews equal rights. His writings on economics are still studied, especially his historical and statistical presentation of Denmark's administration of public revenues up to 1836. Of special Jewish interest is his history of the Jews in Denmark, Historisk Fremstilling af Jødernes Forhold og Stilling I Danmark (1860). " - EJ 2008. Subjects: Nathanson, M. L. (Mendel Levin), 1780-1868. Denmark – Politics – 19th century. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Saint Olaf, Danish Natl Cat, British Libr, Paris Bsg), only 2 in the US. Light wear to edges of wraps; lightly foxed; overall clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-41-4) (ID #35417) $200.00.
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  419. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM AFTER THE DEATH OF "THE DEATH OF GOD". Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1995. First edition. Original cloth, 8vo, xxvi, [187] pages. 24 cm. SUBJECTS: Judaism – 20th century. Death of God theology. Jew – Cultural Assimilation. Series: South Florida studies in the history of Judaism, no. 113. Ex-library with usual markings, otherwise in Good condition. (AC-1-7) (ID #36220) $100.00.
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  421. Maynard, John Albert. JUDAISM AND MAZDAYASNA: A STUDY IN DISSIMILARITIES. Leipzig; W. Drugulin [Printed For The Society Of Biblical Literature], 1925. Original Wraps. 8vo. 163-170 [i. E. 7] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Offprint from Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. XLIV, No. 1/2 (1925), pp. 163-170. Study of Zoroastrianism and Judaism and their dissimilarities on the level of rites, ritual, and prohibitions; specifically the distinct ideas on dogs, cocks, ants, bulls, and swine, temples, incest, doctrines of God, spirits, etc. Subjects: Zoroastrianism – Persia. Comparative Religions – Judaism – Zoroastrianism. No offprints listed on oclc. Scarce. Previously folded down center, with fold line showing; light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-27) (ID #34895) $30.00.
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  423. Yeroushalmi, David. THE JUDEO-PERSIAN POET EMRANI AND HIS 'BOOK OF TREASURE'.: EMRANI'S GANJ-NAME, A VERSIFIED COMMENTARY ON THE MISHNAIC TRACTATE ABOT. EDITED, TRANSLATED AND ANNOTATED TOGETHER WITH A CRITICAL STUDY. E.J. Brill, 1995. Ex-library. Excellent condition. (AC-1-1) (ID #36144) $80.00.
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  425. (Jtp) Greenbaum, Michael B. LOUIS FINKELSTEIN AND THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT: CONFLICT AND CHANGE. Binghampton, New York: Binghampton University, 2001. Octavo, paper covers, xvi, 308 pages, bibliography, index. Classics in Judaic Studies, Global Publications The relationship of the Jewish Theological Seminary and its chancellor to the Conservative Movement has long been a subject of debate, if not a source of tension, among the national organizations of the movement as well as its rank and file. This is no less true today than it was eighty years ago. In order for one to understand the nature of JTS and the movement today, it seems necessary to understand the source (s) of this issue and the efforts from inside and outside the Seminary to grapple with it. To what extent is the JTS-Conservative Movement relationship particular to JTS or similar to that of other seminaries and the religious movement with which they are connected? This is the question that the author, Michael B. Greenbaum, seeks to answer within this study. New Condition. (JTS-30-2) (ID #35970) $30.00.
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  427. Klausner, Joseph; Stinespring, W. F. THE MESSIANIC IDEA IN ISRAEL, FROM ITS BEGINNING TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MISHNAH. New York, MacMillan, 1955. Hardcover, 8vo, xv, 543 pages, 22 cm. Contents: The Messianic idea in the period of the prophets -- The Messianic idea in the books of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha -- The Messianic idea in the period of the Tannaim. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Messiah. Messie. Messianismus. Geographic: Israel (Altertum). Text in Hebrew. Translated from the 3 Hebrew edition by W. F. Stinespring. Klausner was a “literary critic, historian, and Zionist. Klausner was born in Olkienik, near Vilna, but in 1885 his family moved to Odessa where he attended a Hebrew day school. Already in his earliest years he evinced a passion for the Hebrew language, which was to be one of the main interests of his life. He lectured on Jewish history at the modern yeshivah in Odessa. After the Revolution in February 1917, he was invited to lecture at Odessa University, but following the Bolshevik Revolution in October he immigrated to Palestine, settling in Jerusalem in 1919. He took an active part in the Va’ad ha-Lashon, the Academy of the Hebrew Language, first as scientific secretary, then as editor of its proceedings, and later as president. He continued to act as editor of Ha-Shilo’a when it was revived in Eretz Israel, from 1921–26. When the Hebrew University was established, to his disappointment he was not appointed to the chair of Jewish history, as his views were considered too secular, but was appointed to the chair of Hebrew literature. It was only in 1944, at the age of 70, that he was appointed to the chair of the History of the Second Temple, endowed by his friends and admirers. From 1950 until shortly before his death he acted as editor in chief of the Encyclopaedia Hebraica... Klausner was active as a literary critic and philologist, as a historian, and as a Zionist” (Werses, Medan and Flusser in EJ 2010). Beautiful copy. Dust jacket is in protective mylar. Very good condition. (Spec-23-4A) (ID #36233) $40.00.
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  429. Jolowicz, Heinrich, Rev. [First Name Aka Heiman, Heimann, Or Heymann]. ON THE CORRECTION OF THE TEXT OF THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES: FROM THE TALMUD, THE TARGUMIM, AND OTHER RABBINICAL AUTHORITIES. London: A. Benisch, 1855. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers with original paper covers bound in, 8vo, 15 pages. 22 cm. “Read at the meeting of the Anglo-Biblical Institute by Heinrich Jolowicz. ” Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica Nr. 1946 (Jacobs and Wolf, London, 1888). Jolowicz was a Rabbi and writer who was born 1816 in Coeslin/Koszalin (?) and died 1875. He received a doctorate from the University of Kiel and was active as a rabbi in Marienwerder (Kwidzyn, Poland), Koszalin, and in London, England. He retired early and settled in Königsberg (Kaliningrad), where he wrote several theological and historical texts, as well as literary criticism (Leo Baeck Institute, 2015). Interestingly, the publisher, Abraham Benisch, produced the first Jewish translation of the Bible into English (beating out Isaac Leeser by 2 years) and “secured for him a high reputation among the Jews in England. He was editor of the Jewish Chronicle from 1864 till 1869, and again from 1875 till his death. He zealously promoted the formation of the Society of Hebrew Literature in 1870, and of the Anglo-Jewish Association in 1871” (Wikipedia, 2015). SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTSA, Trinity Dublin, NLI, UGlasgow), only one in the US. Jewish library blind stamp on title page, light wear to wrappers, otherwise Very Good Condition. Scarce. (kh-5-32) (ID #36210) $350.00.
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  431. [Trotsky, Leon] Grange, George. THE TESTAMENT OF LEON TROTSKY. [Place Of Publication Not Identified]: Prometheus Press, 1943. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 23 pages; 23 cm. OCLC worldcat lists 6 copies worldwide (Harvard, Arizona State, UC-Davis, Yale, Northwestern, Wisc-Milwaukee), none in New York. Correction to publisher on cover, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-3-1) (ID #35975) $200.00.
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  433. Wotton, William. D. D. MISCELLANEOUS DISCOURSES RELATING TO THE TRADITIONS AND USAGES OF THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES IN OUR BLESSED SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST'S TIME. [VOL I OF II ONLY]. London: Printed By W. Bowyer, For Tim. Goodwin At The Queen's Head Against St. Dunstan's Church In Fleetstreet, 1718. 1st edition. Later quarter leather 8vo, [6], lvi, 318 pages. Contains: Advertisement; "The Dedication"; "Preface"; "Postscript" by Simon Ockley; (Discourse 1) "A Discourse of the Nature, Authority, and Usefulness of the Misna"; (Discourse 2) "Table and Contents of all the Titles of the Misna"; (Discourse 3) "A Discourse of the Recital of the Shema, Phylacteries, and Schedules of Gates and Door-posts"; (Discourse 4) "Texts relating to the religious Observation of one Day in Seven. With Annotations". Spine broken, boards detached, but complete. Paper good. (kh-2-24) (ID #35209) $300.00.