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14. Bernfeld, Simon. דור תהפוחות: מונוגרפיה מימי ראשית השכלת היהודים בגרמניא בשנות המאה הי״ח DOR TAHAPUKHOT: MONOGRAFYOT MI-YEME RESHIT HASKALAT HA-YEHUDIM BE-GERMANYAH BI-SHENOT HA-MEAH HA-SHEMONEH-`ESREH.
2 Volumes Complete. Warsaw, 1898. and DOR HAKHAM: MONOGRAFYAH `A. D. HOKHME `AMENU HA-METSUYANIM BA-MEAH HA-19 U-TEKUFATAM.
25. Bialik, Hayyim Nahman; Friedrich Schiller; Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. כתבי ח. נ. ביאליק ומבחר תרגומיו KITVE H. N. BYALIK U-MIVHAR TARGUMAV. VOLUME 3, TARGUM MEKUTSAR SHEL DON KISHOT ISH LAMANSHA LE-MIGUEL DI SERVANTES. Tel Aviv, 1926.
35. Cohen, Shalom Ben Jacob. NIR DAVID: SHIRE TIFERET.. LI-GEON `UZENU.. DAVID BEN YISHAI MELEKH YISRAEL BE-`ESRIM SHIRIM. Vienna, 1834.
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1. Aescoly, Aaron Zeev. ישראל: פרקי אתנולוגיה, ידיעת העם YISRAEL: PIRKE ETNOLOGYAH, YEDI`AT HA-`AM. Jerusalem: Yesodot, 1937. Cloth. Large 8vo. 7, 252 pages. Illustrated with charts and fold-outs. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews - history. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Aescoly (1910-1948) was a "Hebrew writer, historian, and ethnologist. Aescoly studied in Berlin, Liθge, and Paris, where for a short time he taught at the Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes. In 1925 he immigrated to Palestine, although he did scholarly research in Paris from 1925 to 1930 and from 1937 to 1939. From 1939 he directed the I. Epstein Training College for kindergarten teachers which he had founded. During World War II he served in the British Army and, as chaplain, in the Jewish Brigade. Aescoly's contributions to Jewish scholarship cover a wide field. His ethnological writings include Geza ha-Adam, Yisrael, and a number of studies on the Beta Israel. " (EJ, 2007) Hinges repaired, dent in spine, rubbed spots on front cover, good condition. (HebLit-4-17) (ID #24419) $40.00.
2. Agnon, Shmuel Yosef. ימים נוראים: ספר מנהגות ומדרשים ואגדות לימי הרחמים והסליחות לראש השנה וליום הכיפורים ולימים שבינתים YAMIM NORAIM: SEFER MINHAGUT U-MIDRASHUT VE-AGADOT LE-YEME HA-RAHAMIM VEHA-SELIHOT LE-TOSH HA-SHANAH ULE-YOM HA-KIPURIM ULE-YAMIM SHE-BENTAYIM. Jerusalem: Shoken, 1938. Cloth. 12mo. 411 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fasts and feasts - Judaism; Judaism - customs and practices; Legends, Jewish; High Holidays. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (George Washington Univ, New York Public Library, Upenn, Tresoar, Univ of Amsterdam). Agnon (1888-1970) was "one of the central figures in modern Hebrew fiction, " and a Nobel Laureate. "[H]is works deal with major contemporary spiritual concerns: the disintegration of traditional ways of life, the loss of faith, and the subsequent loss of identity. His many tales about pious Jews are an artistic attempt to recapture a waning tradition. "(Yaron, EJ) Spine faded, otherwise good+ condition. (HebLit-2-14) (ID #24374) $30.00.
3. (Amchai, Yehuda) Lapon-Kandelshein, Essi; Nava Duchovni. TO COMMEMORATE THE 70TH BIRTHDAY OF YEHUDA AMICHAI: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HIS WORK IN TRANSLATION. Ramat Gan, Israel: Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1994. Paperback, 8vo. Xxii, 653 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Amichai, Yehuda translations bibliography. ISBN: 9652550258. Light wear on covers, internally clean and bright, very good condition. (BIB-5-11) (ID #20065) $40.00.
4. Amir-Pinkerfeld, Anda. גדיש: שירים GADISH: SHIRIM. Tel Aviv: [Devir?], 1952. Cloth. 12mo. 450 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. OCLC lists no copies for this edition worldwide. Amir-Pinkerfeld (1902-1981) "was born in Galicia, into an assimilated family. Her father worked as an architect for the Austro-Hungarian government. She completed secondary school in Lvov, and published a book of verse in Polish at the age of 18, her first poem being the prayer of a Polish child for the liberation of his country. After studying at the universities of Leipzig and Lvov, she immigrated to Palestine in 1923. In 1921 she published another volume of verse in Polish, Piesni zycia. Thereafter, under the influence of Uri Zevi Greenberg, she began writing in Hebrew. The themes of her verse are love of nature, romantic love, and the joys of motherhood. Her long poem "Ahat" describes a young Jewish girl who immigrates to Israel after surviving the Holocaust and dies fighting for Israeli independence. [She] was the first poet to write poetry in Hebrew specifically for children and distinguished herself in this field. In 1978 she received the Israel Prize for children's literature. " (EJ, 2007) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Has dust jacket. Tanned, gift inscription on free endpaper, good+ condition. (HebLit-5-29) (ID #24535) $30.00.
5. Avinery, Isaac. כבושי העברית בדורנו KIBUSHE HA-`IVRIT BE-DORENU. Merhavyah: Sifriyat Po`alim, 1946. Cloth. 16mo. 195 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The achievements of modern Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. SERIES: Le-khol. Ex library with minimal markings and library binding. Light moisture marks on first and last couple pages, good+ condition. (HebLit-4-5) (ID #24407) $30.00.
6. Avnery, Shraga. ש. שלום: הדים, תגובות, ומאמרים על שירתו SHIN SHALOM: HEDIM, TEGUVOT U-MAAMARIM `AL SHIRATO. Jerusalem: M. Newoman, 1973. Hardcover. 8vo. 333 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Shin Shalom: a selection of critical essays on his poetry. SUBJECT(S): Shalon, Shin, b. 1904; Poetry, Hebrew. Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Has rubbed dust jacket. Good+ condition. (HebLit-5-16) (ID #24521) $30.00.
7. Barash, Asher. SEDARIM: ME'ASEF SOFRE ERETS YISRAEL LE-SIFRUT ULE-DIVRE MAH'ASHAVAH. Tel Aviv: Ha-Hevrah Le-Mif`ale Ha-Sifrut Be-Erets Yisrael `al Yad Agudat Ha-Sofrim Ha-`ivrim Ba-Erets Yisrael Be-Hishtatfut "keren Ha-Tarbut" Ba-Amerikah, 1942. Cloth, 8vo. 527 pages. In Hebrew. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew literature, Modern. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Born in Eastern Galacia, Barash (1899-1952) wrote in Yiddish, Hebrew, German, and Polish, In 1914 he emigrated to Palestine, where he taught secondary school. His best writing was done after WWII; as a whole, his style is characterized by simplicity and precision, and not in either the traditional or modern school, he was labeled a realist. Barash wrote poetry, stories, criticism, and theory, and is best known for his fiction. (EJ, 2007) Hinges starting, corners bumped, good condition. (HebLit-6-9) (ID #24436) $40.00.
8. Baron, A. L.; Zalman Shneour. צחוק ודמעות:שירים TSEHOK U-DEMA`OT: SHIRIM. New York: M. Vasker, 1949. Cloth. 8vo. 168 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. English title: Laughter through tears. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. Ex library. Water stains on covers and in margins of first and last few pages, good condition. (HebLit-4-19) (ID #24421) $30.00.
9. Bar-Yossef, Yehoshua. העומדים על הסף: רומן HA-`OMDIM `AL HA-SAF: ROMAN. Tel Aviv: N. Tverski, 1953. Hardcover. 12mo. 310 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages tanned, Water stains in corners, good condition. (HebLit-4-1) (ID #24403) $30.00.
10. Bavli, Hillel. שירים SHIRIM. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1938. Cloth. 8vo. 452 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry, Hebrew. "Bavli, who was born in Pilvishki, Lithuania, attended yeshivot in Kovno and Vilna. In 1912 he immigrated to the United States and studied at Canisius College and Columbia University. From 1918 he taught modern Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, after 1937 with the rank of professor. Bavli's first poems appeared in a children's periodical, Ha-Perahim, in 1908. His first book of poetry, Neginot Arez, was published in 1929. Subsequent collections of his poetry, Shirim, Shirim le- Rahelah, and Adderet ha-Shanim, also appeared in Israel. Conservative in style and structure, Bavli covers a broad range of themes in his work: personal love; love of his people; love of Erez Israel. He was one of the first Hebrew poets to deal with the American milieu. Bavli's critical essays Ruhot Nifgashot deal mainly with Hebrew and American writers. Bavli translated Dickens' Oliver Twist and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra into Hebrew. He also translated works by the black writers James D. Corrothers, W. Burghardt du Bois, and Claude McKay into Hebrew" (EJ, 2007) Gift inscription on front endpaper, spine tanned with tear at top, hinges starting, good condition. (HebLit-6-5) (ID #24432) $30.00.
11. Ben-Shammai, M. H. HA-RUAH HA-TOVAH: `AL TEVA` HA-TSURAH HA-KOMIT VE-ZIKATAH LA-TRAGIT. Jerusalem: Mosad Byalik, 1959. Cloth, 8vo. 339 pages. In Hebrew. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT (S): Comic, The; Tragic, The. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Dent in top edge, very good condition. (HEB-4-5) (ID #19167) $30.00.
12. Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph. [ Ben-Gorion]. מאוצר האגדה ME-OTSAR HA-AGADAH. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Berlin: Ahisefer, 1913. Cloth. 8vo. Xv, 234 pages. In Hebrew. Complete in two volumes. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Legends, Jewish. SERIES: Kol kitve Mikhah Yosef Berditsevski ; kerekh 1-2. Berdichevsky (1865-1921) , also know as Ben-Gorion, was born in Podalia, to a long line of rabbis. In his teens, he read the Haskalah writers, and this conflict between modernism and tradition informed his entire literary career. It also caused deep disagreements with teachers and family members. He began to be published in 1888, writing both fiction and non-fiction. In 1890, he moved to Russia, and was acquainted with David Frischmann, and in 1892 he moved to Germany. In Berlin, he solidified a philosophy of personal and intellectual freedom in the face of stultifying tradition. His writing attacked any already-established position, including the Haskalah and Zionism, and demanded an expansion of the Jewish literary canon. Though a later trip back to Russia, and witnessing the realities of Jewish life there, slightly moderated his polemics, Berdichevsky wrote much of the same, though he also branched out to collections of legends and Jewish history. It is of no surprise that his readers were divided along generational lines; the younger readers flocked to his work, while older critics rejected his ideas. (Almagor, EJ) Gilt titles. Inch-long section of backstrip missing at bottom on vol 2, corners worn, spines faded, tear along spine on vol 1, good condition. (GER-27-26/27/ HebLit-5-9) (ID #20246/20247+24514) $95.00.
13. Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph (Ben-Gorion). ספורים SIPURIM. New York: Keren Yisrael Mets, 1938. Cloth. 8vo. Xxx, 201 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. SERIES: Sifre mofet le-vate midrash. Ex library. Occasional pencil underlining, water stains throughout, good- condition. (HebLit-5-22) (ID #24527) $30.00.
14. Bernfeld, Simon. דור תהפוחות: מונוגרפיה מימי ראשית השכלת היהודים בגרמניא בשנות המאה הי״ח DOR TAHAPUKHOT: MONOGRAFYOT MI-YEME RESHIT HASKALAT HA-YEHUDIM BE-GERMANYAH BI-SHENOT HA-MEAH HA-SHEMONEH-`ESREH. COMPLETE, TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE. Warsaw: Tushiyah, 1898. Cloth. 12mo. 128, 87 pages. In Hebrew. Complete, two volumes bound in one. SUBJECT(S): Jews -history - 1789-1945; Jew - Germany - history. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. BOUND WITH: Bernfeld, Simon. DOR HAKHAM: MONOGRAFYAH `A. D. HOKHME `AMENU HA-METSUYANIM BA-MEAH HA-19 U-TEKUFATAM. Warsaw: Toshiyah, 1896. 90 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews - biography; Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. "Bernfeld was born in Stanislav, Galicia, and was educated in Koenigsberg and Berlin. In 1886 he was appointed chief rabbi of the Sephardi community of Belgrade, Serbia; he remained there until 1894, when he returned to Berlin and devoted himself to scholarly pursuits. He continued his literary work until his death, despite blindness in his later years. Bernfeld wrote several monographs in Hebrew on Jewish history and philosophy, the earliest published when he was only 19." (Klausner, EJ) Has postage style Max Nordau stamp on title page. Tanned, bookplate, good condition. (HebLit-5-25x) (ID #24530) $100.00.
15. Bernfeld, Simon. דעת אלהים: תולדות הפלוסופיא הדתית בישראל DA`AT ELOHIM: TOLDOT HA-FILOSOFYA HA-DATIT BE-YISRAEL. Warsaw: Ahiasaf, 1922. Cloth. 8vo. Xx, 609 pages. In Hebrew. Mahadurah hadashah edition. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish; Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Hinges starting, shaken, pages tanned, minor wear to covers, good- condition. (HebLit-2-23) (ID #24383) $30.00.
16. Bernfeld, Simon. SEFER HA-DEMA`OT: MEORA`OT HA-GEZEROT VEHA-REDIFOT VE-HASHMADOT. VOLUME 2 (OF THREE) ONLY. Berlin: Eshkol, 1923. Hardcover. 8vo. Volume two (of three) only. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry; Jews persecutions. Ex library. Backstrip missing, hinges repaired, internally clean, good- condition. (RAB-30-14) (ID #20731) $50.00.
17. (Bernstein, Simon) Modlinger, Joshua. SIMON BERNSTEIN, SCHOLAR, AUTHOR, EDITOR. New York: Shoulson Press, 1949. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 33 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bernstein, S. (Simon) , b. 1884. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Lists out 11 personalities or subjects that Bernstein wrote about and gives a page or two or three or four about each--so it's more of a heavily annotated topical bibliography rather than a title bibliography. Bernstein was born in Latvia [in 1884]. From 1908 to 1911 he was Hebrew secretary of the Society for Spreading Enlightenment Among the Jews of Russia. In 1912 he joined the staff of the World Zionist Organization, being attached to the head office in Berlin until 1915, to the Copenhagen Bureau 191520, and to the London office 192122. In 1922 he settled in the United States, becoming editor of Dos Yiddishe Folk, organ of the Zionist Organization of America. He held this post until 1953. Bernstein was a prolific writer. Apart from his newspaper articles and Zionist pamphlets, he devoted himself to scholarly research, especially in the field of Hebrew poetry. He brought to light unpublished piyyutim of Spanish, Italian, and Byzantine poets; altogether he published over 3, 000 such poems. (EJ) Very good condition. (MX-11-11) (ID #19260) $35.00.
18. Bialik, Hayyim Nahman. דברים שבעל-פה DEVARIM SHEBE-`AL PEH. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1935. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume 1 has tissue papers frontispiece. Complete in two volumes. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature - history and criticism. Bialik (1873-1934) was "the greatest Hebrew poet of modern times. " His childhood and youth influenced his poetry - the fields and forests of Volhynia, the solitariness of his grandfather's house where he lived after his father died, and the yeshiva he went to in Volozhin. Other influences include Ahad Ha-Am, and Russian literature - which he began to read as he became disillusioned with the religiosity at the yeshiva, and further immersed himself in after leaving the yeshiva and going to Odessa. His first published work was the poem "El ha-Zippor, " which was published in 1892, in the first volume of Ha-Pardes. Later in life he lived also in Berlin, and settled in Palestine in 1924. (EJ, Spicehandler) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate in each volume. Very good condition. (HebLit-5-23) (ID #24528) $45.00.
19. Bialik, Hayyim Nahman. שירים SHIRIM. Krakow: Y. Fisher, 1907. Quarter leather. 8vo. Vi, 292 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Embossed boards. Most of backstrip missing, edgeworn, pages clean, good condition. (HebLit-3-20) (ID #24495) $30.00.
20. Bialik, Hayyim Nahman. דברים שבעל-פה DEVARIM SHEBE-`AL PEH. VOLUME 1 (OF 2). Tel Aviv: Devir, 1935. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Tissue-papered frontispiece. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature - history and criticism. Bookplate. Covers faded, wear at corners, good+ condition. (HebLit-5-28) (ID #24534) $30.00.
21. Bialik, Hayim Nahman. אגרות חיים נחמן ביאליק IGROT HAYIM NAHMAN BYALIK. VOLUME 4. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1938. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume four (of five) only. SUBJECT(S): Authors, Hebrew - correspondence; Bialik, Hayyim Nahman, 1873-1934 - correspondence. Sewn in ribbon bookmark. Most of backstrip missing, otherwise good condition. (HebLit-5-18) (ID #24523) $30.00.
22. Bialik, Hayyim Nahman. ספר האגדה: מבחר האגדות שבתלמוד ובמדרשים, סדורות לפי הענינים ומפרשות ע״י י. ח. רבניצקי וח. נ. ביאליק SEFER HA-AGADAH: MIVHAR HA- AGADOT SHEBA-TALMUD UVA-MIDRASHIM SEDUROT LE-FIY HA- `INYANIM U-MEFORASHOT `AL YEDE. VOLUME 1. Krakow: Y. Fisher, 1907. Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 132 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of six) only. SUBJECT(S): Aggadah; Midrash - legends. Gilt title and design on front. Bookplate, spine darkened, good condition. (HebLit-5-4) (ID #24509) $30.00.
23. Bialik, Hayyim Nahman. ספר האגדה: מבחר האגדות שבתלמוד ובמדרשים: מסודרים לפי הענינין ומפרשות SEFER HA-AGADAH: MIVHAR HA-AGADOT SHEBA-TALMUD UVA-MIDRASHIM SEDUROT LE-FIY HA-`INYANIM U-MEFORASHOT. VOLUME 1 (OF 3). Tel Aviv: Devir, 1936. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume one (of three) only. SUBJECT(S): Aggada; Midrash. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Marginalia throughout, otherwise good condition. (HebLit-5-7) (ID #24512) $30.00.
24. Bialik, Hayyim Nahman. ספר האגדה: מבחר האגדות שבתלמוד ובמדרשים: מסודרים לפי הענינין ומפרשות SEFER HA-AGADAH: MIVHAR HA-AGADOT SHEBA-TALMUD UVA-MIDRASHIM SEDUROT LE-FIY HA-`INYANIM U-MEFORASHOT. VOLUME 2 ONLY (OF 3). Tel Aviv: Devir, 1936. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume two (of three) only. SUBJECT(S): Aggada; Midrash. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Ex library. A little worn, good condition. (HebLit-5-6) (ID #24511) $30.00.
25. Bialik, Hayyim Nahman; Friedrich Schiller; Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. כתבי ח. נ. ביאליק ומבחר תרגומיו KITVE H. N. BYALIK U-MIVHAR TARGUMAV. VOLUME 3, TARGUM MEKUTSAR SHEL DON KISHOT ISH LAMANSHA LE-MIGUEL DI SERVANTES. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1926. Cloth. 4to. Illustration plates. In Hebrew. Volume three (of four) only. SUBJECT(S): Miguel de Cervantes. Ex library. Front joint cracked, edgeworn, hinges starting, moisture spots on edges, good condition. (HebLit-4-15) (ID #24417) $30.00.
26. Blank, Samuel L. אי הדמעות ש.ל. בלנק I HA-DEMA`OT. New York: 'ogen, 1941. Cloth. 8vo. 176 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fiction, Hebrew. "[A] Hebrew novelist and short-story writer[, ] Blank, who was born in the Ukraine, spent his formative years in Bessarabia and in 1922 settled in the United States. His early stories described the Jewish farmers of Bessarabia, and his tetralogy Zon, Adamah, Nahalah, and Moshavah focused upon a simple protagonist, significantly and symbolically called "Bo'az. " Blank was not a subtle psychologist, but he vividly depicted the Jewish man of the soil in his primitive surroundings. When he attempted to portray the harsher realities of life after World War I, such as the pogroms in the Ukraine in his Bi-She'at Herum or the maladjusted immigrant in America, as in Mr. Kunis or Iy ha-Dema'ot, he verged on melodrama. Al Admat Amerikah and Ez ha-Sadeh were among his last works. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library with minimal markings, light worn spots on cover edges, good condition. (HebLit-6-2) (ID #24429) $50.00.
27. Blumenfield, Samuel M. חברה וחינוך ביהדות אמריקה HEVRAH VE-HINUKH BE-YAHUDUT AMERIKAH. Jerusalem: M. Nyuman, 1964. Hardcover. 8vo. 234 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews - education - United States; Zionism - United States; Jews - United States. "Born in Letichev, Russia, Blumenfield [1901-1972] was superintendent of the Chicago Board of Jewish Education until 1954, and also headed Chicago's College of Jewish Studies as dean, and later as president. From 1954 until his retirement in 1968, he served as director of the Department of Education and Culture of the Jewish Agency (American Section). " (Spotts, EJ) Inscribed by author. Boards rubbed, corners worn, water stain in upper corner throughout, slightly cocked, good- condition. (HebLit-3-16) (ID #24491) $30.00.
28. Brainin, Reuven. כתבים נבחרים: כרך ראשון, ספורים, ציורים, ורשימות KETAVIM NIVHARIM: KEREKH RISHON, SIPURIM, TSIYURIM U-RESHIMOT. New York: Asaf, 1917. Cloth. 8vo. Xv, 304 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. Solomon Schechter's copy with his posthumous bookplate. Ex library. Brainin (1862-1939) was a Belorussian-born writer. In 1892 he moved to Vienna and published an "influential but short-lived" periodical that "intended to bridge the gap between European and Hebrew literature. " This theme, along with outstanding biographies, are the building blocks of Brainin's work. In 1909 he moved to North America, editing and writing for Hebrew and Yiddish periodicals in the U. S. And Canada. (Silberschlag, EJ) Covers spotty and pages wrinkled from moisture, good- condition. (HebLit-3-18) (ID #24493) $50.00.
29. Brenner, Joseph Hayyim. כל כתבי י. ח. ברנר KOL KITVE Y.H. BRENNER. VOLUME 1. Tel Aviv: Shtibel, 1924. 8vo. 305 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one only. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Top edge gilt. "A disciple of the psychology approach to literature and a writer of the uprooted generation, Brenner [1881-1921] became a key figure of the school in modern Hebrew literature; he focused and ruthlessly exposed the anxieties, self-probing, and despair of intellectual anti-heroes overwhelmed by life in a society that had lost meaning and direction. His fiction, bleak and fiercely honest, nourishes, however, a belief in artistic truth where faith in all else has failed. A contemporary and friend of G. Schoffmann and U. N. Gnessin, Brenner, like them, was also influenced by M. J. Berdyczewski. In style, he considered himself a follower of Berdyczewski, and in social outlook, a disciple of Mendele Mokher Seforim. Like many Hebrew writers of the early decades of the 20th century, he was mainly influenced by Russian literature, specifically by writers such as Tolstoy and Dostoevski (he frequently mentions the latter in his letters) , and by such European writers as Nietzsche and Hauptmann. Brenner, a novelist, critic, philosopher, translator, editor, and publisher, wrote in Hebrew and in Yiddish. He exercised a powerful personal influence, often exceeding his impact as a writer and a critic, on his generation, and on the following one. His colleagues and friends saw in him "a secular saint caught in a world that was not worthy of him" (H. Zeitlin) , and he became their moral, social, and artistic yardstick. Brenner's approach to literature demanded a close link between the creative process, the artistic work, and real life. " (EJ, 2007) Covers missing, leather backstrip present, text in very good condition. (HebLit-4-9) (ID #24411) $30.00.
30. Brenner, Joseph Hayyim. כתבים KETAVIM. VOLUME 2. Tel Aviv: 'am 'oved, 1946. Hardcover. 8vo. 332 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. Volume two (of three) only. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Backstrip missing and binding is loose, covers and endpapers wrinkled from water but text is clean, good- condition. (HebLit-5-21) (ID #24526) $30.00.
31. Burla, Yehuda. בת ציון: רומן BAT-TSIYON: ROMAN. VOL 2 ONLY. Tel-Aviv: Hotsa'at Sefarim Mitsphah, 1931. Cloth. 8vo. 278 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two only. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Burla (1886-1969) was born into an old Sephardi family in Jerusalem. He studied at the Jerusalem Teachers' Seminary, later teaching is several different cities, and was a translator for the Turks during WWI. "When he was 18, Burla read the classical modern Hebrew authors for the first time, and discovered that they portrayed only the life of the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe, while neglecting the world of the Middle Eastern Sephardim. He determined to correct this imbalance by depicting the milieu, language, customs, and thinking of this hitherto neglected community. Beginning with Lunah, a love story set in the Sephardi communities of old Jerusalem, and continuing with his many other works, Burla became the first modern Hebrew writer to deal extensively with the life of Middle Eastern Sephardim. " (Leviant, EJ) Ex library. Pages tanned, covers wrinkled by moisture, hinges repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-1) (ID #24361) $30.00.
32. Cahan, Yaakov. רבי מאיר וברוריה: דרמה בת חמש עלילות / יעקב כהן RABI MEIR U-VERURIYAH: DERAMAH BAT HAMESH `ALILOT. New York: 'ogen, 1951. Cloth. 8vo. 128 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Meir, 2nd cent. -- drama; Berubiah, 2nd cent. -- drama. Cahan (1881-1960) was a Hebrew poet and Zionist. Devoted to the revival of the Hebrew language and culture, he coined the term "New Hebrew, " referring to a desired, beautiful, post-Diaspora culture. For him the Jewish Diaspora was everything hated and ugly. "Cahan's poetry revolves around two axes - messianism and the fusion of three major principles: beauty, holiness, and happiness. The messianic motif runs through most of his lyrical epics, verse dramas, and dramatized legends. It goes hand in hand with his identification of the Judaic-prophetic sanctity of life and the yearning for enlightened beauty and universal humanism, or with the identification of morality and the quest for happiness. " (EJ, 2007) Spine faded, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-6-4) (ID #24431) $35.00.
33. Cahan, Yaakov. כתבי יעקב כהן KITVE YA`AKOV KAHAN. VOLUME 1, SHIRIM. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1938. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume one (of twelve) only. First edition. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Edgewaer, particularly on spine, front hinge and joint starting, good condition. (HebLit-4-14) (ID #24416) $30.00.
34. Chomsky, William. חגינו ומועדינו ספר מקרא לבני ישראל HAGENU U-MOADENU: SEFER MIKRA LI-VENE YISRAEL. New York: Ha-Histadrut Ha-`ivrit Be-Amerikah, 1945. Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 277 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language - readers; Fasts and feast - Judaism - Juvenile literature. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. "Born in Russia, Chomsky went in 1913 to the United States, where he studied first in Baltimore while teaching Hebrew in a local Jewish school. From 1922 Chomsky served on the faculty of Gratz College, in Philadelphia, becoming its chairman in 1949. From 1954, he also lectured at Dropsie College on Hebrew language and literature and Jewish education. His writings include hundreds of essays in Hebrew and in English that appeared in scholarly journals and in the two U. S. Pedagogic magazines, Sheviley Hachinuch and Jewish Education. His articles stress the centrality of classical Hebrew language and literature in the curriculum of the Jewish school. Chomsky claims that without familiarity with Hebrew classics there can be neither vigorous creativity nor intelligence in Jewish life, for in the majority of important writings which the pupils will come to know, more than half of the vocabulary is biblical. " (EJ, 2007) Spine darkened, good condition. (HebLit-6-24) (ID #24451) $35.00.
35. Cohen, Shalom Ben Jacob. NIR DAVID: SHIRE TIFERET.. LI-GEON `UZENU.. DAVID BEN YISHAI MELEKH YISRAEL BE-`ESRIM SHIRIM. Vienna: Bey A. Edlen V. Schmid, 1834. Cloth, 12mo. 409 pages. In Hebrew. Complete, four volumes in one. SUBJECT (S): David, King of Israel - poetry; Fiction. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Marbled edges. Ex library with library binding. Water stain throughout, otherwise good condition. (MX-21-16) (ID #23895) $275.00.
36. Damesek, Solomon. בגורלי BE-GORALI. New York: Bitsaron, 1945. Cloth. 8vo. 156 pages. In Hebrew. Inscribed by author. Bottom corners bumped, very good condition. (HebLit-2-16) (ID #24376) $35.00.
37. Dinur, Ben-Zion. ישראל בגולה: מקורות ותעודות YISRAEL BA-GOLAH: MEKOROT U-TE`UDOT. VOLUME 2. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1926. Cloth. 8vo. 224-478 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two only. SUBJECT(S): Jews - history - 70-1789; Jewish Diaspora. SERIES: Toldot Yisrael ; kerekh 5-6; Variation: Dinur, Ben Zion, ; 1884-1973.; Toldot Yisrael mi-reshit yeme Yisrael `ad yamenu elah, ; kerekh 5. Dinur (1884-1973) , a graduate of Petrograd University, was a teacher and historian. He was also an activist who put his political views into practice; after emigrating to Palestine in 1921, he taught at the Hebrew University, was a founder of the periodicals Kirjath Sepher and Zion, wrote histories from a Zionist perspective, and was elected to the First Knesset. As a minister of education, he was responsible for the 1953 State Education Law. In 1973, he was awarded the Israel Prize for his life-long educational efforts. (EJ, 2007) Covers edgeworn, hinges repaired, pages tanned and fragile, good- condition. (HebLit-4-23) (ID #24425) $30.00.
38. Druyanow, Alter. כתבים נבחרים KETAVIM NIVHARIM. VOLUME 1 ONLY. Tel Aviv: Hotsaat Berit Rishonim, 1943. Cloth. 8vo. 500 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. Volume one (of two). SUBJECT(S): Zionism. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Druyanow (1870-1938) was a Russian Zionist. He published in Hebrew periodicals under various pen manes, and was secretary for the Committee for the Settlement of Erez Israel in Odessa. He first moved to Palestine in 1906, but returned to Russia three years later. In 1921 he emigrated permanently, there, he continued to publish, and was a co-editor of the first volumes of Reshumot. (staff, EJ) Ex library. Boards edgeworn, corners bumped, endpapers wrinkled from moisture, good condition. (HebLit-2-15) (ID #24375) $35.00.
39. Druyanow, Alter. ספר הבדיחה והחדוד א. דרויאנוב SEFER HA-BEDIHAH VEHA-HIDUD. VOLUME 3. Tel Aviv: A. Druyanow, 1938. Cloth. 12mo. Volume three (of three) only. In Hebrew. English title: Book of jokes and witticisms. SUBJECT(S): Jewish wit and humor. Has sewn-in ribbon bookmark, and tanned dust jacket with chips around edges. Very good condition. (HebLit-6-11) (ID #24438) $30.00.
40. Efros, Israel. אלגיות בראשית. מן העולם החדש: שני שירים. דורות. מה עמק הוא שתול ELEGYOT BERESHIT. MIN HA-`OLAM HE-HADASH: SHENE SHIRIM. DOROT. MEH 'AMOK HU SHATUL. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1966. Hardcover. 8vo. 141, 249, 216, 154 pages. In Hebrew. Four volume set in slipcase. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. SERIES: Kitve Yisrael Efrat. "Born in Ostrog, the Ukraine, [Efros (1891-1981) ] went to the United States in 1905. He served for a time as rabbi and in 1918 founded the Baltimore Hebrew College and the Teachers Training School. He was professor of Hebrew at Johns Hopkins University (1917-28) , Buffalo University (1929-41) , and Hunter College, N. Y. C. (1941-1955) ; in 1945 he was appointed professor of Jewish philosophy and modern Hebrew literature at Dropsie College, Philadelphia. Efros served as president of the Histadrut Ivrit of America (1938-39). He settled in Israel in 1955 and served as rector of Tel Aviv University. In 1960 he was elected honorary president of the University. " (staff, EJ) Shalom Spiegel's copy, with his bookplates. Spines tanned, very good condition. (HebLit-2-11) (ID #24371) $50.00.
41. Efros, Israel. זהב ZAHAV. New York: Sefarim, 1942. Cloth. 8vo. 167 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. Slight wear on ends of spine and corners, good+ condition. (HebLit-3-27) (ID #24502) $30.00.
42. Epstein, Abraham. SOFRIM: DIVRE MASAH U-VIKORET. New York: 'ogen, 1934. Cloth. 8vo. 232 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, modern history and criticism; Authors, Hebrew. Owner's name inside front cover, light wear at ends of spine and corners, good+ condition. (RAB-19-2) (ID #20579) $30.00.
43. Feigensohn, Samuel Shraga. `ELBONAH SHEL TORAH. Berlin: Itzkowski, 1928. Cloth. 8vo. 62, 17 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Library binding, pages tanned, good condition. (GER-28-5) (ID #20252) $100.00.
44. Fein, Harry H. TITANS OF HEBREW VERSE; POEMS OF THE GREAT MASTERS OF NEO-HEBRAIC LITERATURE. Boston, B. Humphries, Inc, 1936. Cloth, 8vo. 236 pages. In English. Contents: Sonnets to the titans. --Chayim Nachman Bialik. --Saul Tchernichovsky. --Jacob Cohen. --Jacob Steinberg. --Zalman Shneiur. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- Translations into English. In good condition. (MX24-12) (ID #24094) $30.00.
45. Feinstein, Moses. HALOM VE-GORAL. Tel Aviv: Mizpah, 1936. Cloth, 8vo. 80 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Poetry, Hebrew. Feinstein was the "Founder and head of the Herzelia School and a secular poet who participated in the Hebraist scene in New York" (Alan Mintz, 2009). Has tanned dust jacket. Gilt title on front and spine. Very good condition. (HebLit-6-7) (ID #24434) $30.00.
46. Fine, Yisrael Ben Yehudah. NEGINOT BEN YEHUDAH ; KEVUTSAT SHIRIM U-MIKHTAMIM `AL `INYANIM SHONIM. Baltimore: No Publisher, 1907. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 197 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Poetry American Hebrew. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Ex library with usual markings, covers chipped, torn, and taped on, otherwise good condition. (AMR-15-38) (ID #18667) $75.00.
47. Frischmann, David. שבעה מכתבים חדשים: על דבר הספרות SHIV`AH MIKHTAVIM HADASHIM: `AL DEVAR HA-SIFRUT. Berlin: Devir, 1923. Cloth. 12mo. 205 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Correspondence. "Frischmann (1859-1922) [was] one of the first major writers in modern Hebrew literature. Versatile and prolific in his literary creativity, Frischmann was an innovator in style and in the treatment of his subject, especially in the Hebrew short story, the ballad, the essay, criticism, and the lyric-satiric feuilleton. He also distinguished himself as a translator of world literature, and as an editor. In introducing western aestheticism into Hebrew literature, Frischmann was a major influence in the development of Hebrew literature according to the aesthetic concepts of the world. " (Ben-Yishai, EJ) Ex library. Pages tanned, good+ condition. (HebLit-3- 26) (ID #24501) $40.00.
48. Frischmann, David. כל כתבי דוד פרישמן KOL KITVE DAVID FRISHMAN. VOL 1 ONLY. Warsaw: Hotsaat Lili Frishman, 1929. Cloth. 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume one only. Sewn in ribbon bookmark. Minor edgewear, owner's stamp on fly leaf, very good condition. (HebLit-2-17) (ID #24377) $30.00.
49. Goldberg, Abraham. כתבי אב. גולדברג KITVE AV. GOLDBERG. VOLUME 2. ONLY. New York: 'ogen, 1929. Cloth. 8vo. 293 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two). SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature - history and criticism; Hebrew essays. "Goldberg [1881-1933] was born in Brest-Litovsk. His journalistic career..began with contributions to the Hebrew press at the turn of the century, but later he wrote in Yiddish. He was one of the chief contributors to the Yiddish daily Haynt from the date of its founding in 1908, and when the paper was reorganized after World War I he became its editor-in-chief. Under his editorship Haynt became the main protagonist of Polish Zionism and exercised a great influence among the Jewish masses. [Goldberg] served in a leading capacity in the Zionist Organization of Poland and was a delegate to a number of Zionist congresses. Despite the fact that he wrote mainly in Yiddish, he remained devoted to Hebrew and was one of the leading motive forces behind the weekly Ba-Derekh, published by Haynt, the last Hebrew newspaper in Poland. " (Kressel, EJ) Ex library, good condition. (HebLit-2-2) (ID #24362) $30.00.
50. Goldfaden, Abraham. צצים ופרחים: אספת שירים שונים TSITSIM U-FERAHIM: ASEFAT SHIRIM SHONIM. Krakow: Yoesf Fisher, 1897. Cloth. 8vo. 54 pages. In Hebrew. Second edition. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Goldfaden (1840-1908) was a Yiddish playwright and poet. Born in Ukraine, he had both a religious and a secular education. To avoid the draft, he went to a government school, where he was introduced to Abraham Baer Gottlober's satires, which strongly influenced his own writing; he also attended the seminary at Zhitomir. Goldfaden was instrumental in the formation of the Yiddish theater. "[In] Jassy, he came in contact with the Broder Singers, who were singing and acting out Yiddish songs, including his own, in wine cellars and restaurant gardens. He then conceived the idea that the dramatic effect of the songs and impersonations could be heightened if combined with prose dialogues and woven into an interesting plot. The first performances, at Shimen Mark's Pomul Verde cafe in October 1876, starring the veteran performer Israel Grodner and his young co-star, Sokher Goldstein, launched the professional Yiddish theater. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reception accorded his performances in Jassy, Goldfaden engaged wandering minstrels and cantors' assistants as additional actors, toured other Romanian cities, including Bucharest, and then went to Odessa. By 1880 his troupe was giving performances throughout Russia, and his phenomenal success was encouraging theatrical ventures by other enterprising actors and librettists. " (EJ, 2007) Edgeworn, pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-3-21) (ID #24496) $30.00.
51. Goldman, Yehuda. נימים: שירים NIMIM: SHIRIM. New York: Agudat Sofrim `ivrim Tse`irim, 1932. Cloth. 8vo. 48 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Hinges starting, good condition. (HebLit-4-10/2-7) (ID #24412/24367) $30.00.
52. Grade, Chaim; E. D. Shapir. TSEMAH ATLAS. BOOK 2. Tel Aviv: 'am 'oved, 1968. Cloth. 8vo. 414 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Yeshivas -- fiction. Grade (1910-1982) , born in Vilna, was a Yiddish writer. He was first published in 1932, in Dos Vort, and his first book, Yo, was published four years later. As a member of the Yung Vilne group, Grade sought both to synthesize secular Yiddish culture with new currents in world literature, and to bring the impoverished Jewish home into contact with the progressive forces of contemporary society. After WWII, which he spent in Russia, he became a kind of Jewish national poet, as he worked to confront the tragedy in his writing. (EJ, 2007) Cloth on front cover wrinkled from moisture, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-19-12) (ID #20589) $100.00.
53. (Greenberg, Uri Zvi) Friedlander, Yehuda. URI TSEVI GRINBERG: MIVHAR MAAMRE BIKORET `AL YETSIRATO. Tel Aviv: `am `oved, 1974. Hardback, 8vo. 296 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Greenberg, Uri Zvi, 1896-1981 criticism and interpretation. Very good condition. (HEB-2-5) (ID #19121) $30.00.
54. Gross, I. אגרת לנבוכים: בשנת השבע IGERET LI-NEVUKHIM: BI-SHENAT HA-SHEVA`. Jerusalem: No Publisher, 1958. Hardcover. 8vo. 72 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law; Sabbatical year (Judaism) ; Agricultural laws and legislation (Jewish law). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Embossed covers with gilt title. Ex library. Light water stains in margin throughoutout, good condition. (HebLit-4-21) (ID #24423) $30.00.
55. Guenzig, Ezriel; Foz, Jacob Samuel. HA-ESHKOL. BAND III. (ONLY). Krakau: Druck Von Josef Fischer, Verlag Des Herausgebers, 1900. Quarter cloth, 8vo. 271 pages. In Hebrew. Volume III only. SUBJECT (S): Literature periodicals. Guenzig (1868-1931) had a talmudic education in his hometown of Cracow, and later studied at Berlin and Berne. Before WWI, he was a rabbi in Moravia, and afterwards was the head of the Tahkemoni School in Antwerp. He edited seven volumes of Ha-Eshkol. (Kressel, EJ) Covers have shelf wear, bumped corners, pages darkened, ex-library with usual markings, good condition. (MX-7-10) (ID #19323) $125.00.
56. Habermann, Abraham Meir. משלי סנדבאד: סיפור מזימת אשת מלך הודו וחכמת סנדבאד ושבעת יועצי המלך MISHLE SENDABAD: SIPUR MEZIMAT ESHET MELEKH HODU VE-HOKHMAT SENDABAD VE-SHIV`AT YO`ATSE HA-MELEKH. Tel Aviv: Hotsaat Tsevi, 1946. Cloth. 16mo. 53 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Diocletian, Emperor of Rome, 245-313 - fiction. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Habermann (1901-1980) was a "bibliographer and scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Born at Zurawno (Galicia) , Habermann from 1928 was librarian at the Schocken Library in Berlin. He immigrated to Palestine in 1934 and served as director of the Schocken Library in Jerusalem until 1967. From 1957 he taught medieval literature at Tel Aviv University (professor, 1969) and taught at the Graduate Library School of the Hebrew University. He was editor of the department of bibliography (Jewish printers) for the Encyclopaedia Hebraica and the department of medieval Hebrew poetry for the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. Habermann began his study of medieval literature in 1925, specializing in the Ashkenazi piyyut from the time of R. Ephraim ben Jacob of Bonn. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Good condition. (HebLit-5-24) (ID #24529) $50.00.
57. Halkin, Simon. YEHIEL HA-HAGARI: ROMAN. Berlin-Charlottenburg: A. Stybel, 1928. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 211 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Fiction. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Halkin (1898-1987) was born in Russia; he and moved to the United States in 1914, where he taught at Hebrew Union College, and then to Israel in 1932. Only seven years later, he returned to the U. S, and in 1949 became a professor at the Hebrew University. Aside from teaching, he wrote both poetry and prose, featuring motifs of dichotomies between the secular and the religious, and between the will to live and the desire to die. He also wrote literary criticism, and translated the work of others, such as Walt Whitman and Shakespeare, into Hebrew. (EJ, Silberschlag) Covers tanned, tear on back, good condition. (GER-28-4) (ID #20251) $100.00.
58. Hameiri, Avigdor. תנובה: רומן TENUVAH: ROMAN. VOLUME 2. Tel Aviv: Mitspeh, 1933. Cloth. 8vo. 249-471 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. "Hameiri was born in Dαvidhαza, Carpatho-Ukraine (then Hungary). His first Hebrew poem "Ben he-Atid, " which appeared in the weekly Ha-Mizpeh, was followed by others in various Hebrew journals. His first volume of verse, entitled Mi-Shirei Avigdor Feuerstein, was published in 1912.. Hameiri belongs to the earliest exponents of expressionism in Hebrew poetry. Sustained pathos, and strained and occasional exaggerated figures of speech characterize his work. He attacked the stagnation of Jewish life, described the gruesomeness and the frenzy of hatred that engulfed all of humanity during World War I and particularly the vulnerability of Jews to its consequences. After he settled in Palestine, he castigated the new Jewish society for not realizing its declared ideals.. In 1968 he was awarded the Israel Prize. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Small tear on spine, front hinge repaired, pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-6-20) (ID #24447) $30.00.
59. Hammer, Louis. A WORD IN SEASON. Brooklyn: Judaica Publishing Co, 1944. Cloth, 8vo. 172 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bar mitzvah sermons. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Red pencil marginalia, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-2-20) (ID #24380) $30.00.
60. Haviv, Dov. ראשון לציון RISHOE LE-TSIYON. Tel Aviv: Omanut, 1932. Cloth. 8vo. 70 pages. Illustrated with photo plates and maps. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Israel - history. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-3-4) (ID #24479) $30.00.
61. Hazaz, Haim. HA-YOSHEVET BA-GANIM. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1965. Hardcover, 12mo. 342 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ of Manitoba). SERIES: Sifriyat "Dvir La`am. " Hazaz (1898-1973) was a Russian Hebrew writer. As a young man, he worked for the newspaper Ha-Am during the Russian Revolution, and escapes pogroms of 1920 by fleeing to the Crimean Mountains before moving to the recently-dismembered Ottoman lands and then to Western Europe. In 1931, he moved to Jerusalem. Hazaz had first been published in 1918, while still in Russia; his early stories were well received. In both his early writing and that done later in Germany and Israel, he conveys the anxiety felt by Jews during the early 20th century, between the Diaspora and the establishment of the state of Israel. For his contributions to Hebrew literature, Hazaz was awarded the Israel Prize twice, first in 1953 and again in 1971. After his death, the Hebrew Literary Center's building in Jerusalem was named after him. (EJ, 2007) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (HebLit-4-25) (ID #24427) $30.00.
62. Hazaz, Haim. סיפורים נבהרים SIPURIM NIVHARIM. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1952. Paper wrappers. 16mo. 204 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Short stories, Hebrew. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. SERIES: Sifriyat "Devir la-`am".; Sidrah 1; 19. Chip on back cover lower corner, otherwise good+ condition. (HebLit-6-23) (ID #24450) $30.00.
63. Hillels, Shlomo. בהמיר ארץ: רומן בשני ספרים BE-HAMIR ARETS: ROMAN BI-SHENE SEFARIM. VOLUME 2. New York: Hotsaat Sefarim Mi-Ta`am Agudat Ha-Sofrim Be-Erets Yisrael Veha-Histadrut Ha-Berit Ba-Amerikah Al Yad Keren Le-Tarbut Be-Sinsinati, 1945. Cloth. 8vo. 263 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. "Hillels [1873-1953] was raised in Bessarabia, and he served as principal of the Jewish public school of Marcolesti. In 1918 he headed the Office of the Federated Councils which was established in Romania to aid the refugees fleeing the Ukraine in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. In 1921 he moved to Kishinev where he was appointed supervisor of the Tarbut Hebrew schools in Bessarabia. In 1925 he settled in Palestine where he taught in the Mikveh Israel agricultural school and was the director of Beit Bialik (Bialik House) in Tel Aviv. During World War II he lived in the United States. His early pieces appeared in the 1890s in Ha-Zefirah and in Ha-Meliz. However, his best works were written after he went to Palestine.. His writings are realistic, and tempered by a profound faith in man. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library with minimal markings. Very good condition. (HebLit-5-32) (ID #24538) $30.00.
64. Ibn-Zahav, Ari. ירושלים של מעלה YERUSHALAYIM SHEL MA`ALAH. Tal Aviv: Im Hasefer, 1969. Cloth. 8vo. 91 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jerusalem - poetry; Poetry, Hebrew. Ex library. Gift inscription on half title page, good condition. (HebLit-5-12) (ID #24517) $30.00.
65. Jawitz, Wolf. HA-ARETS: SEFER LE-KHOL NEFESH ULE-KHOL BAYIT LE-YISRAEL. VOL 2. Jerusalem: NO Publisher, 1891. Quarter cloth, 8vo. 172, 32, 16 pages. In Hebrew. Volume 2 only. SUBJECT (S): Palestine. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Ex library with usual markings, covers are very worn, pages darkened, some pages are chipped or loose, hinges are splitting, fair condition. (MX-7-9) (ID #19322) $125.00.
66. Jawitz, Wolf. תולדות ישראל: מתקן על פי המקורות הראשונים TOLDOT YISRAEL: METUKAN `AL PI HA-MEKOROT HA-RISHONIM. VOLUME 9: ME-RESHIT RABANAN SABORAI 4234 `AD SOF YEME HA-GEONIM. Tel Aviv: No Publisher, 1930. Cloth. 8vo. 236 pages. In Hebrew. Volume nine (of fourteen) only. SUBJECT(S): Jews - history; Israel - history. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Bookplate, occasional spots on pages, otherwise good condition. (HebLit-5-17) (ID #24522) $30.00.
67. Jawitz, Wolf. תולדות ישראל: מתקן על פי המקורות הראשונים TOLDOT YISRAEL: METUKAN `AL PI HA-MEKOROT HA-RISHONIM. VOLUME 6. Tel Aviv: No Publisher, 1930. Cloth. 8vo. Vi, 251 pages. In Hebrew. Volume six (of fourteen) only. SUBJECT(S): Jews - history. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies). Bookplate, front hinge starting, good condition. (HebLit-3-28) (ID #24503) $30.00.
68. Kaminka, Armand. הרים: שירים חדשים גם ישנים. TSOHORAYIM: SHIRIM HADASHIM YESHANIM. Vina: Ahiasaf ; Drohobitsh: A. H. Zupnik,, 1909. Hardcover, iv, 76 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. In Hebrew. Kaminka (1866-1950) who was born in Berdichev, studied at the universities of Berlin and Paris as well as at the orthodox Rabbinerseminar in Berlin and the Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin. His first appointment was as rabbi at Frankfurt on the Oder, then as preacher at the Reform temple in Prague (189397). After serving as chief rabbi of Esseg (Osyek) , Slavonia (18971900) , he moved to Vienna where he became secretary of the Israelitische Allianz (whose history he described in Haolam, 35 (1948) , nos. 111). In 1903 Kaminka was sent by the Israelitische Allianz to Kishinev to investigate the pogrom that had taken place there that April. He also taught Talmud, philosophy, and history at the bet hamidrash of I. H. Weiss (190104) , as well as at the community's religious teachers' training college. In 1924 Kaminka founded Maimonides College (for the spreading of Jewish knowledge among Viennese Jewry) , and from 1926 lectured on Talmud and Jewish philosophy at the University of Vienna. With the annexation of Austria by Hitler in 1938, Kaminka settled in Palestine. As secretary of the Allianz, Kaminka was involved in relief work for the victims of persecution in Romania and Russia to the end of World War I. He had been active from youth in the Hibbat Zion movement and was long associated with Theodor Herzl, who considered Kaminka a suitable intermediary between himself and the Russian Hovevei Zion. Kaminka took part in the first Zionist Congress (1897) , where he gave the official address on Jewish settlement in Palestine. Because of his interest in "practical Zionism, " he eventually fell out with Herzl. (Grill in EJ, 2007). Vocalized poems. Other Titles: Zohoraim, hebraiche Gedichte. Wear on cover and binding. Hinge repair. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-rab-2-16) (ID #21615) $75.00.
69. Karni, Jehuda. שעריםשערים SHE'ARIM. Jerusalem: Devir, 1923. Cloth. Large 8vo. 235 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry, Hebrew. "Born in Pinsk, [Karni's (1884-1949) ] first Hebrew poem was printed in Ha-'efirah when he was 12. In 1921 he settled in Palestine and from 1923 until his death was on the editorial board of the daily Haaretz. Karni's early poetry, influenced by Bialik and Tchernichowsky, was individualistic, romantic, and abstract. His settling in Palestine brought about a radical change in his creative spirit. He was one of the first Hebrew poets who abandoned the Ashkenazi accentuation and shifted to the new Sephardi accent thus bringing his diction closer to rhythms of spoken Hebrew. His poetry became more concrete, reflecting the new landscape and his personal struggle for identity against the backdrop of the complex political, cultural, and economic issues which agitated the small Jewish community of mandatory Palestine. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers worn at corners, pages starting to tan, good condition. (HebLit-5-3) (ID #24508) $30.00.
70. Katsh, Abraham Isaac; Ya'akov Ben-Yosef. HALUTS U-MAAS΄: KOVETS MEHKARIM U-MA'AMARIM, MUGASH LE-PROF. A.Y. KATS BE-YOVLO. Tel Aviv: Avukah, 1975. Cloth, 8vo. 302, 126 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Judaism - history; Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism; Katsh, Abraham, I, 1908-1998; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, interpretations, etc. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Covers rubbed, good condition. (Katsh-1-12) x11 (ID #19590) $80.00.
71. Kaufman, Nathaniel; Samuel Ephraim Tiktin. ספר אור הפלאות SEFER OR HA-PELAOT: SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT LE-HIDUDE TORAH U-FITGAME HAZAL. New York: Kaufman & Tiktin, 1950. Cloth. 8vo. 96 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Small moisture mark on cover, spine faded, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-2-39) (ID #24399) $30.00.
72. Ki Tov, Eliyahu. ISH U-VETO: TORAT HA-BAYIT HA-YEHUDI: HALIKHOT VE-HALAKHOT. Jerusalem: Hotsaat Sefarim Alef, 1960. Cloth, 8vo. 353, 33 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The Jewish home: a guide to Jewish family life. SUBJECT (S): Judaism - customs and practices; Jewish way of life; Jewish families - religious life. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Sewn-in ribbon bookmark. Very good condition. (HebLit-6-21) (ID #24448) $30.00.
73. Kipnis, Levin. LE-KEVER-AVOT: MAHAZOR IDILIYOT. Berlin: Hasefer, 1923. Hardcover, 8vo. 115 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. "[Kipnis was an] author of children's Hebrew literature. Born in Ushomir, Volhynia, he went to Erez Israel in 1913, studied at the Bezalel School of Arts, and taught in a kindergarten. After a period of study in Germany in 1923 he joined the staff of the Lewinsky Teachers' Seminary in Tel Aviv.. [He] also wrote children's stories in Yiddish and..edited the journals for kindergarten teachers, Gannenu and Hedha-Gan. In 1978 he was the recipient of the Israel Prize for children's literature. A collection of essays examining the influence of Kipnis on Hebrew children's literature was published under Iyyunim bi-Yirat Levin Kipnis in 1982." (EJ, 2007) Simon Greenberg's copy, with his bookplate. Backstrip mostly missing, covers worn, inscription on fly leaf, good condition. (HebLit-6-12) (ID #24439) $40.00.
74. Klausner, Joseph. היסטוריה של הספרות העברית החדשה: שיעורים HISTORIYAH SHEL HA-SIFRUT HA-`IVRIT HA-HADASHAH: SHE`URIM. VOLUME 3. Jerusalem: Hevrah Le-Hotsaat-Sefarim `al Yad Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit, 1940. Cloth. Large 8vo. Viii, 451 pages. In Hebrew. Volume three (of six) only. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism. Klausner (1874-1958) "was an active Zionist and a fervent nationalist throughout his life, and his Zionist views color all his work. A delegate to the First Congress, he was greatly influenced by the political ideas of Herzl, although his cultural approach remained that of the Hovevei Zion and Ahad Ha-Am. He attended nearly every subsequent Congress until the eleventh, contributing surveys on them to Ha-Shilo'a h. From 1930 he began to identify himself more and more with the policy of Jabotinsky and was regarded by the Revisionist Party, and later by its successor, H erut, as the ideologist of the movement. He edited the monthly Beitar (together with B. Netanyahu) from 1932-33 and came out vigorously, both in speech and in writing, in support of the ideals of the right-wing nationalists. In 1949 they put his name forward as their candidate for the first president of the State of Israel in opposition to Chaim Weizmann. " (Staff, EJ) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Tanned, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-5-8) (ID #24513) $30.00.
75. Klausner, Joseph. יוצרים ובונים: מאמרי־בקרת YOTSRIM U-BONIM: MAAMRE BIKORET. VOLUME 3. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1929. Cloth. 8vo. 221 pages. In Hebrew. Volume three (of three) only. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, Modern; Authors, HebrewInscribed by author? Boards lightly worn and soiled, pages tanned, title page detached, good condition. (HebLit-2-32) (ID #24392) $30.00.
76. Klausner, Joseph. תולדות הספרות העברית החדשה (תקמ״ה־תרע״ח) TOLDOT HA-SIFRUT HA-`IVRIT HA-HADASHAH (545-678). Jerusalem: Ha-Shiloah, 1919. Cloth. 8vo. 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism. Hinges repaired, text in good condition. (HebLit-3-19) (ID #24494) $30.00.
77. Klein, Samuel. ארץ־ישראל: גיאוגרפיה של ארץ־ישראל לבתי־ספר תיכוניים ולעם ERETS YISRAEL: GE`OGRAFYAH SHEL ERETS YISRAEL LE-VATE-SEFER TIKHONIYIM VELA-`AM. Vinah: Menorah, 1921. Cloth. 8vo. Iv, 146 pages. Includes fold out map. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Palestine - description and travel. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. "Born in Szilas Balhas, Hungary, Klein studied at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary, where Hirsch Hildesheimer aroused his interest in the geography of Erez Israel, and at German universities..His first visit to Palestine took place in 1908 with the aid of a grant from the Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums..Klein's great contribution to the study of the history and geography of Erez Israel was his research into Talmud and Midrash as a primary source for the country's topography and the history of its settlement ("Siedlungsgeschichte"). He branched out into biblical and apocryphal geography, using also Hellenistic (Josephus) and patristic (Eusebius, etc. ) sources, and making important contributions to Jewish epigraphy. "(EJ, Avi-Yonah) Ex library. Pages tanned and wrinkly, good- condition. (HebLit-5-13) (ID #24518) $30.00.
78. Lachower, Yeruham Fishel. תולדות הספרות העברית החדשה: עם דוגמאות של מבחר הספרות לתלמידים ולמתלמדים TOLDOT HA-SIFRUT HA-`IVRIT HA-HADASHAH, `IM DUGMAOT SHEL MIVHAR HA-SIFRUT LA-TALMIDIM VELE-MITLAMDIM. SEFER 1, MI-YEME TSEMIHAT HA-SIFRUT HA-HADASHAH BE-ITALYA `AD SHEKI`AT HA-HASKALAH BA-MA`ARAV. VOL 1 OF 3. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1927. Cloth. 4to. Xii, 149 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of three) only. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism. Lachower (1883-1947) was a Hebrew literature critic and historian. "[His] approach to literature is both critical and scholarly. He studies the literary method and conceptual framework of the author, quoting copiously from the work under discussion. But he also probes the author's motives, stressing the different and often contradictory trends in his work and personality. Lachower's own writing, at times, alternates between an objective, matter-of-fact, somewhat dry style and impressionistic musings couched in metaphorical, often ornate, language. During the early period he discusses contemporary authors of the modern national renaissance, e. G, S. Tchernichowsky, H. N. Bialik, Z. Shneur, U. N. Gnessin, and others. His detailed discussion of D. Frischmann and M. J. Berdyczewski shows a certain affinity in outlook between him and these two authors. He shunned the social-national approach to literature then current among his contemporaries. Instead of interpreting a work in the light of social conditions, he attempted to expound its intrinsic meaning. Besides the aesthetic aspects of literature, he was deeply interested in its philosophical and conceptual presuppositions. " (EJ, 2007) Covers edgeworn, pages a little tanned, good condition. (HebLit-4-20) (ID #24422) $30.00.
79. Lachower, Yeruham Fishel. TOLDOT HA-SIFRUT HA-IVRIT HA-HADASHAH: IM DUGMAOT SHEL METAV HA-SIFRUT LE-TALMIDIM ULE-MITLAMDIM (ONLY VOLUME 3). Tel-Aviv: Dvir, 1930. Hardcover, (3 volumes in 2, but only volume 3) 220 pages, 8vo, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Sefer 1. Mi-yeme tsemihat ha-sifrut ha-hadashah be-Italyah ad shekkiat ha-haskalah be-Maarav. -- Sefer 2. Mi-yeme ha-haskalah ha-rishonim be-Mizrah ad sof tekufat ha-haskalah. -- Sefer 3. Mi-yeme hitorerut ha-rayon ha-leumi be-Yisrael ad yamenu. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, Modern -- History and criticism. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NYPL). Notes on title page. Wear to cover binding, spine and edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-16-22) (ID #24332) $30.00.
80. Lamdan, Isaac. MASADAH: POEMAH. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1946. Cloth. 16mo. 94 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. Sixth edition. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Lamdan (1899-1954) was a Ukrainian-born poet. He moved to Israel in 1920, after hard years during WWI, and joining, and then breaking with, the Russian Communist revolution. In Israel he spent a few years as a halutz, and then devoted himself to writing. "Lamdan's magnum opus, Massadah (1927) , an epic poem in blank verse of six cantos, comprising 35 poems, established his reputation. The poem reflects the spirit of the young pioneers of the 1920s who had left behind them not only the memory of the brutal senseless murders of defenseless Jews, but also their shattered illusions about the possibility of establishing a free, revolutionary society in Eastern Europe. Massadah, the last fortress which continued to hold out against the Romans even after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C. E, in Lamdan's poem symbolizes Erez Israel, the last stronghold of the destroyed Eastern European Jewish communities. " (EJ, 2007) Covers edgeworn, a little shaken, good condition. (HebLit-4-3) (ID #24405) $30.00.
81. Another Copy. Ex library. Boards worn, tears on spine, moisture stain on title page, good- condition. (HebLit-) (ID #24497) $30.00.
82. Lange, Friedrich Albert. תולדות המאריאליסמוס: ובקורת ערכו בזמננו TOLDOT HA- MATERIALISMUS U-VIKORET `ERKO BI-ZEMANENU. Warsaw: A. Y. Shtibel, 1921. Cloth. 8vo. Xvii, 430 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Materialism. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex library. Good condition. (HebLit-4-8) (ID #24410) $30.00.
83. Lebensohn, Micah Joseph. שירים SHIRIM, ME-ETH MICAH JOSEPH LEBENSOHN, `IM TOLEDOT HA-MESHORER ME-ETH REUBEN BRAININ. Tel Aviv: Kadimah, 1918. Hardcover. 16mo. 45 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry. SERIES: Sifriyah `Ammamit; [no. 12]. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Born in Vilna, Lebensohn (1828-1852) was a Haskalah poet. His father was the poet Abraham Dov Lebensohn, and Micah had the benefit of a secular education as well as a religious one. At an early age he began his literary career with translations, including Schiller's German Aeneid, which established his reputation. Stricken at 17 with tuberculosis, which would kill him a few years later, he tried spa treatments, and produced some of his best work - influenced by the Romantics and reflective of the poet's knowledge of his oncoming death - while resting in places such as the Reinerz spa. His father published collections of Lebensohn's poems posthumously. (EJ, 2007) Tape label on spine, covers a bit darkened, good condition. (HebLit-6-16) (ID #24443) $30.00.
84. Lenski, Chaim. שירי חיים לנסקי SHIRE HAYYIM LENSKI. Tel-Aviv: Hotsaat "davar. ", 1939. Cloth. 12mo. 171 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. A poet, Lenski (1905-1842) was born in Russia and attended the Hebrew Teachers' Seminary in Vilna. There he published his earliest work in the student magazine. Moving to Moscow in 1925, he worked in a factory and continued to write. Because he wrote in Hebrew he was arrested in 1934 and eventually sentenced to five years in Siberia. Upon his return, he was again arrested, and died serving his second term in Siberia. (Zach, EJ) Backstrip repaired, good condition. (HebLit-2-3) (ID #24363) $60.00.
85. Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim. NATAN HE-HAKHAM: SHIR SIHAH BE-HAMESH MA`ARAKHOT. Vien (Vienna): Bi-Defus Shel Shpittser Et Holtsvorteh, 1874. Cloth. 12mo. Xxix, 272 pages. Hebrew translation of Nathan der Weise. SUBJECT(S): Drama. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. One of the outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment in Germany, Lessing was devoted to the principle of toleration. Through a physician, Aaron Solomon Gumpertz, he became a friend and admirer of Moses Mendelssohn, whom he encouraged to publish his first philosophical work. Mendelssohn was the inspiration for Lessing's Nathan der Weise, his last play, and once more a plea for toleration. Based on the parable of the three rings, adapted from Boccaccio's Decameron, the play presents Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as three sons of a benevolent father who has given each an identical ring, although each one claims that his ring alone is authentic. Nathan is made the spokesman for the aspirations of the Enlightenment: tolerance, brotherhood, and love of humanity. (Graetz, EJ) Ex library. Boards worn, front joint cracked, pages a little tanned, moisture stain on top edge, good condition. (GER-26-12) (ID #20371) $50.00.
86. Levin, Shmarya. SHIRAT YISRAEL: MIVHAR HA-SHIRAH HA-`IVRIT MI-KADMUTAH VE-`AD HA-`ET HA-AHARONAH [HELEK 1]. COMPLETENO MORE PUBLISHED. Warsaw: Ahiasaf, 1896. Cloth. 12mo. 96 pages. In Hebrew. 1st edition of Levins second book. Levin (Shemaryahu; 18671935) was a Zionist leader [&] Hebrew and Yiddish author. Born in Svisloch, Belorussia, Levin joined Hibbat Zion in his youth, was one of Ahad Ha-Am's adherents, becoming a member of the Benei Moshe society. Levin studied at Berlin University and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in the same city, joining the Russian-Jewish Scientific Society, which proliferated the idea of Jewish nationalism among Russian-Jewish students in Germany. He served as Kazyonny ravvin in Grodno (189697) and Yekatrinoslav (18981904) and preached in Vilna (190406). Throughout his career he worked toward spreading Zionist ideas both orally and in the Hebrew press (Ha-Shilo'ah, Ha-Zeman, Ha-Zofeh) and the Yiddish press (Der Yud, Der Fraynd) . He was also among the founders of the League for the Attainment of Equal Rights for the Jewish People in Russia (established in 1905) and a member of its central board. In 1906 Levin was chosen to the first Russian Duma as delegate of the Jewish National List in Vilna (with the support of the Lithuanians). He participated in deliberations in the Duma and delivered two speeches on the pogrom in Bialystok. After the first Duma was disbanded, Levin was among the signators of the Vyborg Declaration, which called for civil disobedience . At the Tenth Zionist Congress (1911) , he was elected a member of the Zionist Executive (Y. Slutsky in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry history and criticism. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Bookplate, title page brown, good+ condition. (RAB-21-33) (ID #20681) $200.00.
87. Levin, Shmarya. BI-YEME HA-MA`AVAR: KOVETS MAAMARIM. New York: Asaf, 1919. Cloth, 8vo. Xxi, 280 pages. In Hebrew. Frontispiece. SUBJECT (S): Zionism - biography; Levin, Shmarya, 1867-1935. Embossed covers, gilt title on spine. Front hinge starting, spine darkened, good condition. (HebLit-6-3) (ID #24430) $30.00.
88. Levine, Zindel. ספר דרשות שלמות: על פרקי אבות: כשמו כן הוא, יכיל דרשות שלמות ומסודרות, עשירים בתכנם ויפים בסגנונם אשר דרשתי במקהלות לפני עם ועדה SEFER DERASHOT SHELEMOT: `AL PIRKE AVOT: KE-SHEMO KEN HU, YAKHIL DERASHOT SHELEMOT U-MESUDAROT, `ASHIRIM BE-TOKHNAM VE-YAFIM BE-SIGNONAM ASHER DARASHTI BE-MAKHELOT LI-FENE `AM VE-`EDAH. VOL. 1 ONLY. New York: No Publisher, 1936. Cloth. 8vo. 191 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one only. SUBJECT(S): Sermons, Jewish - United States; Sermons, Hebrew - United States. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Hinge repaired, store stamp on fly leaf, bumped corners, part of backstrip torn off, good condition. (HebLit-2-40) (ID #24400) $30.00.
89. Lewin-Epstein, Elias Wolf. זכרונותי ZIKHRONOTAL. Tel Aviv: No Publisher, 1932. Cloth. 4to. 387 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Zionists - biography. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. "Born in Vilkaviskis (Russian Lithuania) , the son of a prosperous bookseller, Lewin-Epstein [1863-1932] joined Hovevei Zion after the 1881 Warsaw pogrom and was one of the founders of the Warsaw Benei Moshe. Together with Z. Gluskin, he established the Menuhah ve-Nahalah society whose aim was to establish an agricultural settlement in Erez Israel financed by the settlers themselves that would serve as a model in its efficiency and leadership. He was sent by the society to deal with the purchase of land and the establishment of the settlement, called Rehovot, and during its early years he was its spiritual leader and head of the settlement committee. One of the founders of the Carmel Society for the marketing of the wine produced in the Erez Israel settlements he visited the U. S. On its behalf and there served as a director of the United HIAS Service and treasurer of both the Federation of American Zionists and the Provisional Zionist Committee which organized the relief work for the yishuv in Palestine in World War I. Lewin-Epstein then settled permanently in Palestine, where he served as a member of the Zionist Commission in 1919. He frequently traveled to the U. S, England, and Germany to promote Palestine Jewish interests. His memoirs, Zikhronotai, appeared in 1932." (EJ, 2007) Covers lightly rubbed and edgeworn, moisture stain in margin of a few pages, good condition. (HebLit-4-24) (ID #24426) $65.00.
90. Lichterman, Julius. על הגשר: שירים 'AL HA-GESHER. New York: Hotsaat "nehemyah. ", 1926. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 108 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Covers torn, inscription, good condition. (HebLit-3-11) (ID #24486) $30.00.
91. Lipson, Mordekhai. מדר דר: מעשיות ושיחות, אמרות ובדיחות...מן השגור בפי העם על אישי ישראל MI-DOR DOR: MA`ASIYOT VE-SIHOT, AMAROT U-BEDIHOT, HAMTSAOT VE-HIDOT, HANHAGOT U-MIDOT, MIN HA-SHAGUR BE-FI HA`AM `AL ISHE YISRAEL MI-DOR DOR. VOLUME 1. Tel Aviv: Dorot, 1929. Cloth. 8vo. Viii, 311 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of three) only. SUBJECT(S): Jews - anecdotes; Rabbis - anecdotes. Lipson (1885-1958) was a "Hebrew writer and folklorist. Born in Bialystok, he was ordained as a rabbi in 1903. After teaching for several years, he immigrated to the United States in 1913. There he wrote for the Hebrew and Yiddish press and edited the Hebrew weekly Ha-Ivri. He founded and edited the New York Hebrew daily Hadoar, which was the only modern Hebrew daily to appear in the U. S. When the newspaper was taken over by the Histadrut Ivrit and turned into a weekly, Lipson served for a period as editor. He immigrated to Erez Israel in 1930 and edited the religious daily Ha-Zofeh from its inception, in 1937, until 1944. For more than a generation he collected Jewish folklore which appeared in Mi-Dor-Dor, Anshei Middot, Midrash Zuta, and Emshol Lekha Mashal. He also translated many books from Hebrew to Yiddish and from Yiddish to Hebrew, including works by I. J. Singer, I. Bashevis Singer, and J. Opatoshu. " (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Backstrip detached, otherwise good condition. (HebLit-5-15) (ID #24520) $30.00.
92. Lisitzky, Ephraim E. מדורות דועכות MEDUROT DO 'AKHOT. New York: 'ogen, 1937. Cloth. 8vo. 321 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. "Born in Minsk, [Lisitzky (1885-1962) ] emigrated to the United States at the age of 15. In 1918, after peregrinations which took him to Boston, New York, Central Canada, Buffalo, and Milwaukee, he finally settled in New Orleans, where he spent the rest of his life. He became principal of the city's Hebrew School, one of the best in the United States. Lisitzky was a prolific Hebrew poet. Though not marked by originality, he made lasting contributions to the thematic wealth of Hebrew literature. Medurot Do'akhot ("Dying Campfires, " 1937) , a story of two Indian tribes, is based on Indian legends and contains fine descriptions of the American landscape. It is written in the unrhymed trochaic tetrameter of Hiawatha and Kalevala. " (Silberschlag, EJ) Gift inscription on fly leaf, backstrip missing, pages tanned, hinges repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-12) (ID #24372) $30.00.
93. Lisitzky, Ephraim E. אלה תולדות אדם ELEH TOLDOT ADAM. Jerusalem: Mosad Byalik, 1949. Hardcover. 812m. 287 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Short stories. Has dust jacket. Pencil marginalia and underlining throughout, good condition. (HebLit-3-10) (ID #24485) $30.00.
94. Luzzatto, Ephraim. שירי אפרים לוצאטו SHIRE EFRAYIM LUTSATO. Tel Aviv: Mahbarot Le-Sifrut, 1942. Cloth. 12mo. Xx, 97pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Luzzatto (1729-1792) was an Italian poet and physician. He trained in Padua, and worked for thirty years in the Portugese hospital in London. His poems "include occasional poems, moralistic poetry, and some erotica. Most important, however, are his love sonnets which have, for the period, a remarkable lyrical quality. These display a variety of moods: indulgent, satirical and passionate. His poems reflect individual experience, and are thus an innovation and a precursor of the Hebrew lyric poetry of the Haskalah. " (Kagan, EJ) Gilt tile on front. Pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-2-13) (ID #24373) $75.00.
95. Maimon, Salomon; Israel Hayyim Tawiow. תולדות שלמה מימון כתובות בידי עצמו בשפת אשכנז TOLDOT SHELOMOH MAIMON KETUVOT BI-YEDE `ATSMO BI-SEFAT ASHKENAZ. Warsaw: Hotsaat "tushiyah. ", 1898. Cloth. 12mo. 132, 128 pages. Hebrew Translation of Lebensgeschichte. Complete - two volumes bound together. SUBJECT(S): Jewish philosophers - biography; Maimon, Salomon, 1754-1800. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Maimon (1753-1800) , who took the name in honor of Maimonides, was a child prodigy in Poland who also married early. Most of his life was spent as a poor scholar and philosopher, traveling around Europe. In the early 1780s he was an associate of Moses Mendelssohn, but Mendelssohn eventually became intolerant of Maimon's lifestyle and abandoned him. He began to study Kant's philosophy in 1786, and Kant himself was very impressed by his work. This support led Maimon to begin having his work published. Maimon's interest in Kabbalah, Christiantiy - he tried to have a Lutheran pastor convert him--and other controversial philosophies caused him to be labeled a heretic. (Bergman, EJ) Pages tanned and wrinkled from moisture, covers worn and repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-10) (ID #24370) $50.00.
96. Malachowsky, H. כתבי הלל בן זאב מלאכובסקי KITVE HILEL BEN ZEEV MALAKHOVSKI. Bruklin: Ha-Ahim Shulzinger, 1939. Cloth. 8vo. 230 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one only. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Covers edgeworn, good+ condition. (HebLit-2-5) (ID #24365) $30.00.
97. Mapu, Abraham. כל כתבי אברהם מאפו: כרך א. אהבת ציון KOL KITVE AVRAHAM MAPU: KEREKH ALEF: AHAVAT TSIYON. New York: Asaf, 1918. Cloth. 8vo. Xxi, 216 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. Mapu (1808-1867) was the "creator of the modern Hebrew novel. " Born in Kovno, he was a Halaskah writer who learned Latin, Frnench, Russian, and German, and studied modern literature alongside the Bible and Hebrew grammar. In turns a private and government teacher, Mapu spent many years struggling with poverty and ill health. He was best known for his first novel, Ahavat Tsiyon, first published in 1853, which was reprinted in several editions and translated into many languages. (EJ, 2007) Bookplate, corners bumped, tape with title on spine, good condition. (HebLit-4-2/6-13) (ID #24404/24440) $30.00.
98. Another Copy. Ex library. Bumped corners, small tear at top of spine, gift inscription on free end paper, good condition. (HebLit-5-27) (ID #24533) $30.00.
99. Meltzer, Shimshon. ספר השירות והבלדות SEFER HA-SHIROT VEHA-BALADOT. Tel Aviv: Davar, 1949. Cloth. 8vo. 314 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry, Hebrew. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Meltzer (1909-2000) was "[born] in Tluste (eastern Galicia; present-day Tolstoye) , [and he] immigrated to Palestine in 1933, after having taught in Horodenka, Galicia. For a time he taught secondary school in Tel Aviv, but from 1937 he engaged in editorial work; first in the daily Davar, and later in the Am Oved publishing house and in the children's magazine Davar li-Yladim. From 1959 he was on the editorial staff of the Zionist Library publications of the Jewish Agency. His first poems were published in Ba-Derekh, the magazine of the teachers' seminary in Lvov where he studied. After his arrival in Erez Israel his poetry appeared mainly in Davar, but also in various literary journals. Meltzer attempted to capture the folk flavor of Eastern European Jewry by using hasidic tales and motifs in his ballads. [He] translated extensively from Polish-Jewish writers, especially from Yiddish writers, dramatists, and poets. " (EJ, 2007) Has worn dust jacket. Gift inscription, top corner bumped, good+ condition. (HebLit-5-30) (ID #24536) $30.00.
100. Mirsky, Samuel Kalman. ארץ וימים: אישים דמויות ומקומות ERETS VE-YAMIM: ISHIM DEMUYOT U-MEKOMOT. Jerusalem: Sura, 1952. Cloth. 8vo. 332 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis - biography; Mirsky, Samuel Kalman, 1899-1967. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Mirsky (1899-1967) was a rabbinic scholar, religious Zionist, and Hebraist. He was born in Russia, and emigrated as a child with his parents to Palestine, where he received a thorough talmudic education and semikhah, at 16. After teaching for some time at various yeshivot, he graduated from the Palestine Government Law School in 1924 and settled in the United States in 1926. He began teaching at Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in 1936; in 1954 he became professor of rabbinics and director of the Israel Institute at Yeshiva University. In 1942 Mirsky was appointed rabbi of the Borough Park, New York, Young Israel Congregation. He took a leading part in the work of Mizrachi and of Histadrut Ivrit of America, serving as president of the latter in 1958 and founding its Hebrew Academy and its journal Perakim, which he edited (3 vols, 1957-63). He also edited the Hebrew quarterly Talpioth (9 vols, 1944-65) , the annual of the Sura Research Publishing Foundation, Sura (4 vols, 1953-64) , which he founded, and the Morashah book series. Mirsky's main scholarly achievement lay in the publication of medieval critical texts, such as Ahai Gaon's She'iltot (4 vols, 1959-66). (Siblerschlag, EJ) Ex library, pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-3-1) (ID #24476) $30.00.
101. Moses, Samuel Ben David; Asher Anshel Grόnwald. קיצור נחלת שבעה...מלוקט מספר נחלת שבעה שחיבר שמואל במו״ה דוד הלוי... וצרפתי אליו סדר ברכת אירוסין ונשואין וקצת דינים הנחוצים להם [המלקט] אשר אנשיל גרונוואלד KIZOR NAHALAT SHIV`AH. Avzarar: M. S. Gellis., 1926. Hardcover. 12mo. 48 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Marriage (Jewish law) ; Divorce (Jewish law) ; Forms (Jewish law). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA). Ex library, pages tanned, boards rather worn, hinges repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-9) (ID #24369) $65.00.
102. Nahman, Of Bratslav; Samuel A. Horodezky. ורת רבי נחמן מברצלב ושיחותיו TORAT RABI NAHMAN MI-BRATSLAV VE-SIHOTAV. Berlin: 'enot, 1923. Paper wrappers. 12mo. 206 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Tanned, chips and tears on cover, good condition. (HebLit-3-24) (ID #24499) $50.00.
103. Nardi, Shulamith Schwartz. BAVUAT HA-HAYIM HA-YEHUDIYIM BE-KHITVEHEM SHEL SOFRIM KOTVE ANGLIT. Jerusalem: Ha-makhon Le-yahadut Zemanenu, Mador Shprintsak, Ha-universitah Ha-`ivrit, 1967. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 31 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): American literature Jewish authors history and criticism; Jews United States. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. SERIES: ha-Hug li-yedi`at `am Yisrael ba-tefutsot; kuntres 7; Variation: Mi-pirsume ha-Hug li-yedi`at `am Yisrael ba-tefutsot be-vet nesi ha-medinah; kuntres 7. Covers a little faded, very good condition. (HEB-3-24) (ID #19162) $30.00.
104. Niger, Samuel; Menachem Ribalow. AHISEFER: MEASEF LE-DIVRE SIFRUT, HEKER HA-LESHONOT BE-YISRAEL VE-TARGUMIM MIN HA-SHIRAH HA-IDIT. New York: Keren Luis Lamed Le-Sifrutenu Be-`ivrit Uve-Idit, 1943. Cloth, 8vo. 583 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Studies in the literatures and languages of the Jews, short stories and translations from Yiddish poetry. SUBJECT (S): Jewish literature - history and criticism; Yiddish literature - translations in Hebrew. Samuel Niger was the pseudonym of Samuel Charney (1883-1955). A Zionist influenced by Adah Ha-Am and a Russian socialist revolutionary, he joined the Zionist-Socialist Workers Party, and was repeatedly arrested and tortured by Russian authorities. Though his first literary efforts were in Russian and Hebrew, his mature work was written mostly in Yiddish. After being imprisoned by Polish legionaires in 1919, Niger left for the United States. In New York, he worked for Der Tog, a Yiddish daily; beginning in 1920, he worked for the paper for 35 years, "becoming the most revered and feared Yiddish critic of his generation. " Outside of strictly literary work, Niger worked with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research from its inception, a and helped found the Congress for Jewish Culture. (Liptzin, EJ) "Born in Chudnov, Volhynia (Russia) , Ribalow (1895-1953) received a yeshivah education and also studied at the University of Moscow; he emigrated to the United States in 1921. Two years later he was appointed editor of the Hebrew weekly Hadoar. For 30 years he wrote his weekly editorials under his pseudonym, M. Shoshani, and hundreds of essays which appeared in various periodicals and, eventually, were collected in five volumes. As an essayist he concentrated on literary criticism, especially of Hebrew poetry. Though his love for Hebrew sometimes led him to hyperbolic evaluations of Hebrew writers, he was a perceptive critic. Many Hebrew authors in the U. S. Made their debut under his guidance. Ribalow was a leader of Histadrut, an organization which propagates Hebrew culture in the United States. With Israel's President Izhak Ben-Zvi, he was co-president of the World Hebrew Union. "(EJ, Silberschlag) Ex library in library binding. Pages slightly water stained and wrinkled throughout, good condition. (HebLit-6-1) (ID #24428) $30.00.
105. Nordau, Max Simon. כתבים נבחרים KETAVIM NIVHARIM. VOLUME 2. Tel Aviv: Mitseah, 1929. Cloth. 8vo. Frontispiece photo. In Hebrew. Volume two (of six) only. SUBJECT(S): Zionism. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Nordau (1849-1923) was a co-founder of the World Zionist Organization. He was a political Zionist, not a cultural or religious Zionist, having ceased being an observant Jew at eighteen, instead becoming a "militant naturalist and evolutionist, " and making his fame with Die Conventionellen Luegen der Kulturmenschheit, first published in 1883. Also at eighteen, he started his career in journalism, on the staff of the Pester Lloyd. While condemning modern culture and politics, the situation of the Jewish people was never far from Nordau's mind. He met Theodor Herzl in 1982, and soon after began discussing the possibility of a Jewish state with him. He was vice president of the First through Sixth Zionist Congresses, and president of the Seventh through Tenth. (EJ, 2007) Bookplate, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-5-19) (ID #24524) $30.00.
106. Olishinski, Mosheh Zeev. מבוקר עד ערב: אבטוביאוגרפיה MI-BOKER `AD `EREV: AVTOBIOGRAFYAH. Tel Aviv: Mitspeh, 1937. Cloth. 8vo. 131 pages. In Hebrew. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT(S): Jews - Belarus - biography. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Tanned, stain on cover, good condition. (HebLit-5-20) (ID #24525) $30.00.
107. Ovadyahu, Mordechai. אדם בחוץ: ספורים ושרטוטים ADAM BA-HUTS: SIPURIM VE-SIRTUTIM. Tel Aviv: Masadah, 1940. Cloth. 8vo. 207 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-3-3) (ID #24478) $30.00.
108. Patai, Jσzsef. MI-SEFUNE HA-SHIRAH HARTSAOT BA-UNIVERSITAH HA-`IVRIT BI-YERUSHALAYIM. Jerusalem: R. Mas, 1939. Cloth, 8vo. 160 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry history and criticism; Hebrew literature Hungary; Hebrew literature Greece Thessalonike; Hungarian literature history and criticism; Bible in literature. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Pages darkened with age, very good condition. (HEB-2-7) (ID #19124) $75.00.
109. Perlman, Mosheh; Aaron Meir Masie; Judah Leib Benjamin Katzenelson. מדרש הרפואה: כולל כל תורת הרפואה ושמירת הבריאות בתלמוד בבלי וירושלמי, מכילתא, ספרא, ספרי ותוספתא, מדרשים וזוהר וכו׳ MIDRASH HA-REFU'AH: KOLEL KOL TORAT HA-REFU'AH U-SHEMIRAT HA-BERI'UT BE-TALMUD BAVLI VI-YERUSHALAMI, MEKHILTA, SIFRA, SIFRE VE-TOSEFTA, MIDRASHIM VE-ZOHAR VE-KHU. VOLUME 1. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1926. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 156 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Jews - medicine; Medicine in rabbinical literature. Masie (1858-1930) was a Belorussian-born socialist and Zionist. He moved to Berlin in 1878, where he began his socialist activity by joining the Union of Hebrew Socialists, which a year later caused him to go to prison. Upon his release, he went to Zurich, where Russian meeting socialists deepened his devotion to that cause. Similarly, the pogroms of 1881 went far towards increasing his support for a Jewish state. Thereafter, he studied medicine, in oder to make himself useful to his fellow Zionists, and moved to Palestine in 1888. (Klausner, EJ) Katzenelson (1846-1917) studied both rabbinics and medicine. Also a writer of the Haskalah, he contributed to the Russian newspaper Russki Yevrey from 1879 to 1884, as well as to other periodicals. As was common, Katzenelson believed that agriculture and the Hebrew language would save his people, a view that was only enhanced when he visited Palestine in 1909. (Slutsky, EJ) Back cover missing, signatures unbound, water stain, good- condition. (HebLit-2-22) (ID #24382) $30.00.
110. Persky, Daniel. ZEMANIM TOVIM. New York: Hotsa'at pardes. , 1943. Cloth. 8vo. 272 pages. In Hebrew. Inscribed presentation copy. SUBJECT(S): Fasts and feasts Judaism. "Born in Minsk, Persky [1887-1962] settled in the United States in 1906 and devoted all his efforts to the Hebraist movement in that country. From 1921 until his death, with the exception of six years in Europe and in Erez Israel (192733), he taught at the Herzliah Hebrew Teachers' College in New York. For many years he published an article in each issue of the Hebrew weekly, Hadoar, which enjoyed great popularity. A leading figure in Hebrew-speaking circles in the U. S, he carried on a voluminous correspondence with Hebrew writers all over the world and through friends gave many of them financial assistance. His visiting card bore the legend I am a slave of Hebrew forever. " (Silberschlag, EJ) Hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-20-18) (ID #20641) $30.00.
111. Persky, Daniel. מטעמים לחג: רשימות ופיליטונים, בדיחות וחידודים לכל מועדי השנה MAT`AMIM LE-HAG: RESHIMOT U-FELETONIM, BEDIHOT VE-HIDUDIM LE-KOL MO`EDE HA-SHANAH. New York: Pardes, 1939. Cloth. 8vo. 256 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fasts and feast - Judaism; Hebrew wit and humor. Covers slightly faded, edges tanned, good+ condition. (HebLit-2-37) (ID #24397) $30.00.
112. Poleyeff, Moses A ספר מחנה־ישראל: קובץ חדושים וביאורים בסוגיות הש״ס, רמב״ם ופוסקים. SEFER MAHANEH-YISRAEL: KOVETS HIDUSHIM U-VEURIM BE- SUGYOT HA-SHAS, RAMBAM, U-FOSKIM.. Warsaw: Bat Shev'a Hutner, 1930. Paper wrappers. 8vo. Iv, 259 pages. In Hebrew. Author was a rabbi and Talmudist. Born in Minsk in 1888. "He was ordained rabbi in 1919 in Slutzk, Russia. Ten years later he emigrated to the United States. He was appointed professor of Talmud at Yeshiva College, in New York city, where he was still incumbent in 1942" (UJE, 1942). SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204; Talmud - commentaries. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Author's note laid in. Front cover missing, pages tanned and wrinkly, good- condition. (HebLit-2-30) (ID #24390) $50.00.
113. Rabinowitz, Solomon; Daniel Persky. ספר המשקלים: מחקרים במשקל העברי ומאמרים בשאלות הלשון SEFER HA-MISHKALIM: MEHKARIM BA-MISHKAL HA-`IVRI U-MAAMARIM BI-SHEELOT HA-LASHON. New York: Mishpahat Ha-Mehaber, 1947. Cloth. 8vo. 257 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Sefer hamishkalim: studies in Hebrew philology. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language - metrics and rhythmics; Hebrew poetry - history and criticism. Very good condition. (HebLit-5-10) (ID #24515) $30.00.
114. Rawnitzki, Yehoshua Hana; Hayyim Nahman Bialik. ספר המשלים והפתגמים: מלקטים מתוך המקרא, התלמוד והמדרשים והספרות שלאחריהם SEFER HA-MESHALIM VEHA-PITGAMIM: MELUKATIM MI-TOKH HA-MIKRA, HA-TALMUD VEHA-MIDRASHIM VEHA-SIFRUT SHELE-AHAREHEM. Berlin: Devir, 1924. Cloth. 12mo. Vi, 230 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Proverbs, Hebrew. Rawnitzki (1859-1944) was a journalist and publisher in Odessa and Palestine. His first efforts were published in Ha-Kol in 1879, and he wrote in both Hebrew and Yiddish. As a publisher, he was Bialik's first patron, publishing the poem "El ha-Zippor" in Pardes. In 1901, Rawnitzki, with Bialik and S. Ben-Zion, founded Moriah, the first publishing house in Odessa. They primarily published textbooks and other scholarly material. After moving to Palestine in 1921, Rawnitzki and Bialik founded the Devir publishing house with S. Levin. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-3-7) (ID #24482) $30.00.
115. Regelson, Abraham. אל האין ונבקע: שירים EL HA-AYIN VE-NIVKA: SHIRIM. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1945. Cloth. 16mo. 160 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. "Born near Minsk, Regelson [1896-1981] arrived in the United States as a boy of nine. Though his formal education was not extensive, he read voluminously and acquired substantial knowledge in poetry and philosophy. He began to publish poems immediately after World War I. Although mainly a poet, he also wrote philosophical essays and satirical sketches, and translated from English into Hebrew, and from Hebrew and Yiddish into English. " He emigrated to Israel in 1949. Melo ha-talit 'alim was his first volume of prose. (Silberschlag, EJ) Title page detached and chipped, spots on covers, inscription of fly leaf, good condition. (HebLit-3-9) (ID #24484) $30.00.
116. Regelson, Abraham. מלא הטלית עלים: מסות ושיחות MELO HA-TALIT `ALIM: MASOT VE-SIHOT. New York: Va`ad Le-Hotsaat Kitve A. Regelson, 1941. Cloth. 8vo. 272 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Shawlful of leaves: essays and conversations. Gift inscription on fly leaf, small tear on backstrip, good+ condition. (HebLit-2-21) (ID #24381) $30.00.
117. Rhine, Abraham Benedict. LEON GORDON; AN APPRECIATION. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society Of America,, 1910. Hardcover, 181 pages, front (portrait) , 12mo, 19 cm. SUBJECT(S): Gordon, Judah Leib, 1830-1892. "Originally written in 1902 as a thesis for the Rabbinical degree of the Hebrew union college of Cincinnati. "-Preface. Bibliography on pages 175-176. Wear to edges of cover binding and corners. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Holo2-20-7) (ID #23563) $30.00.
118. Ribalow, Menachem. KETAVIM U-MEGILOT. New York: `ogen, 1942. Cloth, 8vo. 319 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew literature history and criticism; Hebrew literature, modern United States history and criticism; Hebrew literature, modern; Hebrew poetry United States. Born in Chudnov, Volhynia (Russia) , Ribalow (1895-1953) received a yeshivah education and also studied at the University of Moscow; he emigrated to the United States in 1921. Two years later he was appointed editor of the Hebrew weekly Hadoar. For 30 years he wrote his weekly editorials under his pseudonym, M. Shoshani, and hundreds of essays which appeared in various periodicals and, eventually, were collected in five volumes. As an essayist he concentrated on literary criticism, especially of Hebrew poetry. Though his love for Hebrew sometimes led him to hyperbolic evaluations of Hebrew writers, he was a perceptive critic. Many Hebrew authors in the U. S. Made their debut under his guidance. Ribalow was a leader of Histadrut, an organization which propagates Hebrew culture in the United States. With Israel's President Izhak Ben-Zvi, he was co-president of the World Hebrew Union. (EJ, Silberschlag) Small worn spots on cover at corners and ends of spine, very good condition. (MX-11-8) (ID #19257) $25.00.
119. Ribalow, Menachem. דיכטער און שאפער פון ניי־העברעאיש DIKHTER UN SHAFER FUN NAY-HEBREISH. New York: The Author, 1936. Cloth. 8vo. 217 pages. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, modern - history an criticism; Authors, Hebrew. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Edgeworn, internally solid and clean, good+ condition. (HebLit-2-6) (ID #24366) $30.00.
120. Rivlin, Eliezer. חרבות ירושלם HARVOT YERUSHALEM (HORVOT YERUSHALAYIM). Jerusalem: Defus Salomon, 1928. Cloth. 8vo. 59 pages. In Hebrew. Second edition. SUBJECT(S): Jews - Jerusalem - history -- 17th century; Jerusalem - history; Governors - Jerusalem - biography; Muhammed ibn Farrukh, fl. 1635; Jerusalem - ethnic relations. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Rivlin (1889-1942) was an "historian and journalist in Erez Israel. Rivlin was born in Jerusalem into one of its old established families. He went into business and then became the secretary of the United Old Age Home in Jerusalem. As a young man, he became a correspondent for the New York Yiddish paper, Morning Journal, and also published studies on the history of Jewish settlement in Erez Israel, Jerusalem in particular, and in neighboring countries. In this field, Rivlin's major achievement was his revised and enlarged edition of Aryeh Leib Frumkin's Toledot Hakhmei Yerushalayim 1490-1870, which he expanded into a history of all Jewish settlement in Erez Israel. Rivlin also published selections from the Pentateuch commentary by the 16th-century Jerusalem rabbi and physician Raphael Mordecai Malkhi, Likkutim mi-Perush ha-Torah shel R. M. Malkhi; a biography of Joseph Sundel Salant; a new edition of the 17th-century work on Jerusalem, Horvot Yerushalayim; and Sefer ha-Yahas le-Mishpahat Rivlin u-Mishpahat ha-Gra mi-Vilna. His collection of material on Erez Israel in the responsa literature remained unpublished. " (2007, EJ) Ex library. Pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-4-4) (ID #24406) $30.00.
121. Rivlin, Joseph Joel. משירי ספרד MI-SHIRE SEFARAD. Jerusalem: Hotsaat Kohelet, 1929. Cloth. 16mo. 96 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry - Spain. SERIES: Otsar ha-talmid ; hoveret 8. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. An educator and advocate of spoken Hebrew, Rivlin (1889-1971) was born in Jerualem, and was the last secretary of Keneset Yisrael's general council. He taught at the Hebrew University from 1927, was a member of the Academy for the Hebrew Language, and was a founding member of B'nai B'rith. A scholar of Arabic as well as Hebrew, he translated seminal Arabic works such as the Koran and A thousand and one nights into Hebrew. (EJ, 2007) Ex library with minimal markings. Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Pages tanned, title page detached, good condition. (HebLit-5-1) (ID #24506) $45.00.
122. Rodin, Elisha; Avraham Kariv. בפאת נכר: שירים והגיונות BI-FEAT NEKHAR: SHIRIM VE-HEGYONOT. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1937. Cloth. 12mo. 201 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. "Born in Mstislavl, Russia, Rodin became a bookkeeper. Between 1905 and 1907, he was active in the Jewish revolutionary movement in Lithuania and Poland. Excelling in Yiddish composition as a child, he published several collections of Yiddish poems in the Soviet Union in the early 1920s. His Hebrew poems and literary sketches began to appear in Erez Israel in Davar, Haaretz, and Gilyonot (1929-38) , which ultimately caused him to be imprisoned by the Soviet authorities. A book of poems and essays, Bi-Fe'at Nekhar ("In a Foreign Corner") , appeared in 1938 and expresses his devotion to the Hebrew language. The book includes "Prison Poems", a poem dedicated to Bialik (Rodin attributes his adoption of Hebrew in the late 1920s to Bialik's influence) , and a poem on Elisha b. Avuyah. Rodin's son, to whom he was deeply attached, volunteered for the front in World War II and was killed in 1942. Poems to his son, written before and after his death, were collected in La-Ben ("To My Son") , and were published in Erez Israel in 1942-43. After the war he worked briefly as a translator for the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. In 1954 A. Y. Kariv published all of Rodin's works (together with those of Hayyim Lensky) in He-Anaf ha-Gadu'a ("The Severed Branch", 1954). Kariv prefaced the collection with a biographical sketch of Rodin, one of the last poets in the Soviet Union to write in Hebrew. " (EJ, 2007) Very good condition. (HebLit-3-25) (ID #24500) $30.00.
123. Rotenstreich, Nathan. המחשבה היהודית בעת החדשה HA-MAHASHAVAH HA-YEHUDIT. VOLUME 2. Tel Aviv: Am 'oved, 1949. Cloth. 8vo. 303 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two only. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, Yeshiva Univ, Hebrew Union College). A philosopher, Rotenstreich (1914-1993) was born in Poland and migrated to Israel in 1932. He became part of the faculty at the Hebrew University in 1951 and remained there for nearly forty years, as a teacher, a dean, and as rector. Extrememly prolific, he wrote thirty books and hundreds of articles, in English, French, German, and Hebrew. He was committed to public discourse, and to expanding Jewish culture. As a Zionist, he believed that reinvigorating Hebrew as a spoken language was not enough to inform the new Israeli culture; "it must be supplemented by a well-informed knowledge of the sources of Jewish tradition, " and that culture must be able to encompass both religious and secular Jews. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Boards edgeworn, water stain in lower margin throughout, good- condition. (HebLit-3-12) (ID #24487) $30.00.
124. Rothblatt, C. M. HA-SIFRUT VEHA-HAYIM: MIKRAAH SIFRUTIT LE-BITTI-SEDER TIKHONIYYIM. VOLUME 2. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1943. Cloth, 8vo. 402 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language - readers; Hebrew literature. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ of Manitoba). Ex library. Occasional marginalia, notes laid in, good condition. (HebLit-3-13) (ID #24488) $30.00.
125. Rothblatt, Haim Menachem. הספרות והחיים מקראה ספרותית לבתי-ספר תיכוניים HA-SIFRUT VEHA-HAYIM MIKRA'AH SIFRUTIT LE-VATE-SEFER TIKHONIYIM. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1943. Cloth. 8vo. 383 pages. In Hebrew. Includes Hebrew-English glossary. Two volumes in one. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language - readers; Hebrew literature - selections, extracts, etc. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis). Ex library. Good condition. (HebLit-2-25) (ID #24385) $30.00.
126. Rubin, S. HIDOT HA-`OLAM. Krakow: Fisher, 1901. Hardcover, 8vo. 76 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy of nature. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Univ of Michigan, Temple Univ). Pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-4-7) (ID #24409) $55.00.
127. Ruppin, Arthur. הסוציאולוגיה של היהודים HA-SOTSIYOLOGYAH SHEL HA-YEHUDIM. VOLUME 1. Tel Aviv: Shtibel, 1933. Cloth. 8vo. 207, xxxii pages. In Hebrew. Photograph illustrations. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Jews - politics and government; Jewish sociology. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Ruppin (1876-1943) was the "father of Zionist settlement. " Trained in law and as a sociologist and economist, he developed a Jewish sociology and created the possibility of political, as opposed to pragmatic, Zionism. His scientific background allowed him to transcend the normal propaganda and rhetoric surrounding Zionism and the Jews in Europe. Ruppin first visited Israel in 1907, starting a long collaboration with the Zionist Organization: from then on, he was devoted to systematically settling Jews in Israel. (Bein, EJ) Ex library, water stains throughout, pages tanned, good- condition. (HebLit-2-26) (ID #24386) $30.00.
128. Sackler, Harry. ספר המחזות SEFER HA-MAHAZOT. New York: 'ogen, 1943. Cloth. 8vo. 416 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Drama. Ex library. "Born in Bohorodczany (Bogorodchany) , Galicia, Sackler emigrated to the United States in 1902. An attorney by profession, he served as secretary of the Kehillah in New York City (1917-18) ; member of the staff of the Zionist Organization of America (1918-23) ; administrative secretary of the Jewish Education Association (1923-26) ; executive secretary of the Brooklyn Jewish Community Council (1940-44) ; and member of the executive staff of the Joint Distribution Committee (1945-55) in whose public relations office he later served. After his retirement in 1955 he devoted himself entirely to his writing. The most eminent exponent of historicism in Hebrew letters in the United States, Sackler, a prolific writer, endeavored to fathom the mystery of Jewish existence. In story, novel, play, and essay he recreated a panorama of Jewry throughout the ages, and asserted, above all, the strength and the innocence of Judaism's spiritual leaders. His themes are drawn from remote times, e. G, the patriarchal period and the conquest of Jericho, and from recent times, e. G, the lot of the immigrant in the United States. Messianic and Hasidic innovations intrigued his imagination. He wrote mainly in Hebrew and Yiddish. " (EJ, 2007) Corners bumped, water stains throughout, good condition. (HebLit-3-2) (ID #24477) $30.00.
129. Scharfstein, Zevi. החנוך בארץ ישראל HA-HINUKH BE-ERETS YISRAEL. New York: 'ogen, 1928. Cloth. 8vo. 191 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Education - Palestine; Schools - Palestine. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Scharfstein (1884-1972) was a Hebrew educator both in Galicia and the United States, where he moved in 1914. In 1916, he began teaching at the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary, eventually becoming professor of Jewish education, and serving there until 1960. "A prodigious contributor to the Hebrew press, his column in the American Hebrew weekly Hadoar dealt with political and, especially with literary events. From 1907 Scharfstein also published educational texts embracing Hebrew literature, Jewish education, Bible, and Hebrew language. " (Silberschlag, EJ) Good+ condition. (HebLit-3-17) (ID #24492) $30.00.
131. Schirmann, Jefim. HASHIRA HAIVRIT BESAFARAD UVPROVENS (VOLUME 1). Tel-Aviv: Dvir,, 1959. Hardcover, 628 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Compiled by Hayyim Schirmann. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Christain Theological Sem). Hinge repair. Tear separating outer cover. Small chipping to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-16-14) (ID #24324) $0.00.
132. Schmerler, E.; Gotthard Deutsche; Reuben Brainin. חיי גרץ:... תולדות ההסתוריון...היינריך גרץ ופעולותיו HAYE GRETS: KOLEL TOLDOT HA-HISTORYON HA-GADOL HEINRIKH GRETS, U-FE`ULOTOV BE-MIKTSO`A HA-BEUR VE-TOLDOT `AM YISRAEL. New York: Bloch, 1921. Cloth. 8vo. Xvii, 160 pages. Frontispiece portrait. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish historians - Germany - bibliography; Graetz, Heinrich, 1817-1891. Deutsch (1859-1921) was born in Moravia and studied at Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary and Vienna University. In 1891 he left Europe for Hebrew Union College. In the United States, he became an advocate of Reform Judaism, but was a moderate and "was known for his sympathies toward Orthodoxy. "(EJ) Brainin (1862-1939) was a Belorussian-born writer. In 1892 he moved to Vienna and published an "influential but short-lived" periodical that "intended to bridge the gap between European and Hebrew literature. " This theme, along with outseanding biographies, are the building blocks of Brainin's work. In 1909 he moved to North America, editing and writing for Hebrew and Yiddish periodicals in the U. S. And Canada. (Silberschlag, EJ) Ex library, light water stains throughout, otherwise good condition. (HebLit-2-8) (ID #24368) $30.00.
133. Schneour, Zalman. פרקי-יצר PIRKE-YA`AR. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1933. Cloth. 8vo. 244 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry, Hebrew. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Ex library. Backstrip missing, covers worn, front hinge repaired, text in good condition. (HebLit-6-10) (ID #24437) $30.00.
134. Shalev, Isaac. ELOHAI HA-NOSHEK LOHAMIM: SHIRIM. Jerusalem: Kiryat Sefer, 1957. Hardcover, 12mo. 200 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. "[Shalev was a] Hebrew poet and novelist. Born in Tiberias, he became a teacher in Jerusalem. His first poems were published in Moznayim and Davar, and subsequently appeared in a large number of newspapers and literary journals. He also wrote a novel about the Jewish defense activities during the riots in Palestine in 1936, Parashat Gavri'el Tirosh. In 1969 he wrote the novel Dam va-Ru'ah. He is the father of writer Meir Shalev. " (EJ, 2007) Very good condition. (HebLit-6-19) (ID #24446) $30.00.
135. Shapira, Meir, Alexander M. Dushkin; Akibah Ernst Simon. הלכה ומעשה בחינוך התיכון: קובץ מאמרים מוקדשים לבעיות בית־הספר התיכון העיוני מוגש לפרופ׳ אלכסנדר מרדכי דושקין HALAKHAH U-MA`ASEH BE-HINUKH HA-TIKHON: KOVETS MA'AMARIM MUKDASHIM LI-VE`AVOT BET-HA-SEFER HA-TIKHON HA-`IYUNI MUGASH LE-PROFESOR ALEKSANDER MORDEKHAY DUSHKIN. Erusalem: Bet-Ha-Sefer Ha-Tikhon Le-Yad Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit, 1961. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 158-301 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Principles and practices in secondary education. SUBJECT(S): Education - Israel; Education, secondary; Dushkin, Alexander M, 1890-1976. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Covers creased and rubbed, good condition. (HebLit-4-22) (ID #24424) $30.00.
136. Shapiro, Aaron Jacob. MORE NEVUKHE HA-LASHON: OTSAR MILIM: SEFER SHIMUSHI LE-KHOL HA-KOTVIM `IVRIT. Warsaw: No Publisher, 1909. Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 78 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language style. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages brown, light water stain in margins throughout, good+ condition. (RAB-21-6) (ID #20654) $110.00.
137. Shmueli, Ephraim. תולדות עמנו בזמן החדש TOLDOT `AMENU BA-ZEMAN HE-HADASH. VOLUME 2. Tel Aviv: Yavneh, 1944. Hardcover. 8vo. 167-336 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of seven) only. SUBJECT(S): Jews - history - 70-1789; Jews - history - 1789-1945. "Born in Lodz, Poland, Shmueli emigrated to Erez Israel in 1933. He taught at several U. S. Institutions of Jewish learning, and in 1969 was professor of philosophy and religion at Cleveland State University. Most of Shmueli's literary and journalistic efforts-all in Hebrew-were devoted to education, sociology, history, and philosophy. " (Silberschlag, EJ) Covers have spots of wear, good condition. (HebLit-6-15) (ID #24442) $30.00.
138. Another Copy. Ex library. Boards rather worn and chipped, title page stained, pages slightly tanned, good- condition. (HebLit-2-35) (ID #24395) $30.00.
139. Shneour, Zalman. GESHARIM: SHIRIM UPOEMOT, 1900-13. Berlin: Hasafer, 1922. Cloth, 4to. 350 pages. In Hebrew. Third edition. SUBJECT (S): Poetry. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Univ of Cape Town, London Borough of Hamlet Towers, Univ of Leiden). Shneour was a "Hebrew and Yiddish poet and novelist who, together with Bialik and Tchernichowsky, is considered to be one of the three great figures in Hebrew poetry of his generation. " (EJ, 2007) Tape with title on spine, past of front cover faded, good condition. (HebLit-4-16) (ID #24418) $60.00.
140. Shragai, S. Z. תחומים TEHUMIM. Jerusalem: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1952. Cloth. 8vo. 448 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Shragai (1899-1995) was a Polish Zionist. In his youth he founded Ze'irei Mizrachi in the city of Gorzkowice, and published a religious Zionist paper called Tehiyyah. He moved to Palestine in 1924 continued his role as a Zionist leader there, attending Zionist Congresses, and as part of the Zionist General Council. He served as mayor of Jerusalem from 1950 to 1952, and held multiple posts with the Jewish Executive Agency. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Hinges have been repaired, good condition. (HebLit-3-14) (ID #24489) $30.00.
141. Silberschlag, Eisig. HEBREW LITERATURE: AN EVALUATION. New York, 1951. Softcover, 175-212 pages (i.e. 35 pages) , 8vo, 22 cm. Signed by author. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Letterkunde. Hebreeuws. Reprinted from The world through literature. Includes bibliographical references on pages 211-212. Light wear. Very good condition. (BIB-15-22) (ID #24291) $30.00.
142. Slouschz, Nahum. BE-IYE HA-YAM: (MI-SEFER HA-MASA`OT). New York: Kadimah, 1919. Cloth, 12mo. 112 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish historians - biography; Slouschz, Nahum, 1872-1966; Western Mediterranean - description and travel; Mediterranean Sea - description and travel. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Slouzschz, a scholar, writer, archeologist, historian and translator, was born near Vilna. He spent his young adulthood in Odessa, where he was part of the Hovevei Zion movement and the Hebrew renascence. He later moved to Geneva, where he was a founder of the Swiss Zionist Federation. For a time he joined the Jewish Territorial Organization in order to investigate the possibilities of a Jewish settlement in Tripoli-Cyrenaica. In 1904 he became the chair of Hebrew language and literature at the Sorbonne. During World War I he was involved in activities to influence the French government to agree with the Balfour Declaration, and in 1919 he moved permanently to Erez Israel, where he reviewed the Palestine Exploration Society and edited its publications. He discovered the ancient second-century synagogue of Hammath in Tiberias and excavated Absalom's Tomb in Jerusalem (EJ) Covers a little worn, back is spotty, good condition. (HebLit-6-14) (ID #24441) $30.00.
143. Smirin, Shalom. יאשיהו ותקופתו YOSHIYAHU U-TEKUFATO. Jerusalem: Mosad Biyalik, 1952. Hardcover. 12mo. 120 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Josiah, King of Judah. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Shalom Speigel's copy with his bookplate. Has tanned, edgeworn dust jacket. Underlining and marginalia throughout (presume Spiegel's) , good+ condition. (HebLit-4-18) (ID #24420) $30.00.
144. Smolenskin, Perez; Shalom Kramer. פרץ סמולנסקין: מבחר מאמריו PERETS SMOLENSKIN, MIVHAR MAAMARAV. Tel-Aviv: Ha-Mahlakah Le-`inyene Ha-No`ar Shel Ha-Histadrut Ha-Tsiyonit `a. Y. "mitspah. ", 1942. Cloth. 12mo. 109 pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. SERIES: Sifriyat "Shorashim, "; 1. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Born into poverty in Russia, Smolenskin (1840 or 42-1885) was a writer and editor, and an early Jewish nationalist. In He founded and edited the monthly Ha-Shahar from 1868 until his death. Beginning in his yeshiva days, he was a proponent of Haskalah; interest in secular topics and Russian literature at first caused him no small amount of trouble. His first novel, Simhat Hanef, was written in the late 1860s. After travels through Europe, Ha-Shahar was founded in Vienna, and it proved to be the most effective mouthpiece of the Haskalah movement there, as well as a platform for early Jewish Nationalist thought. "From the outset Smolenskin conceived the journal as an instrument to make the Jewish people increasingly aware of its terrible plight and strengthen its internal resources, fostering at the same time the spread of a genuine enlightenment and a broad culture. Above all, the journal epitomized Smolenskin's passionate loyalty to the Hebrew language and Hebrew literature, which he regarded as the real foundations of Jewish nationalism and a substitute for national territory as long as the nation lacked a state. " (Patterson, EJ) Covers faded, pages tanned, hinges have been repaired, good condition. (HebLit-2-4) (ID #24364) $60.00.
145. Smolenskin, Perez. מאמרים MA'AMARIM. VOLUME 4. Jerusalem: Keren Smolenskin, 1926. Cloth. 8vo. 263 pages. In Hebrew. Volume four (of four) only. Boards tanned and lightly edgeworn, good+ condition. (HebLit-2-33) (ID #24393) $30.00.
146. Steinberg, Judah. שפת התלמוד ודקדוקה: ספר למוד לשפת התלמוד ודרכי סגנןניה המיוחדים SEFAT HA-TALMUD VE-DIKDUKAH: SEFER LIMUD LI-SEFAT HA-TALMUD VE- DARKHE SIGNONEHA HA-MEYUHADIM. Varshah: Ha-Or, 1909. Cloth. 8vo. 128 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. "Born into a hasidic family in Lipkany (Bessarabia) , Steinberg became attracted to Haskalah and taught himself Russian, science, and mathematics. His first book, Niv Sefatayim, a writing manual, was unsuccessful, and Steinberg himself burned many copies of the book. His book of proverbs, Ba-Ir u-va-Ya'ar, was warmly received as was Sihot Yeladim, a children's story book. In 1897 Steinberg became a teacher in Leovo. His failing health forced him to give up teaching and in 1905 he went to Odessa and there served briefly as the correspondent of the New York Yiddish daily Di Warheit. Steinberg wrote many stories, which he published in Hebrew and Yiddish journals, and several textbooks. His children's stories were drawn from contemporary society and written in a simple style which combined biblical, mishnaic, and midrashic Hebrew. His heroes are Jews of all types depicted in romantic fashion with all their faults and virtues. Many of his stories deal with the Hebrew teachers of his time and their attitude toward their students. His attempts to write longer stories, "Av u-Veno" and "Dr. Orlov, " were unsuccessful. Steinberg's hasidic stories reflect the positive romantic attitude of Hebrew writers to Hasidism which in his day began to replace the critical view held by earlier modern Hebrew authors. He does not write about the great figures of Hasidism or about the movement's central problems, but concentrates on the simple, humble hasid, in all his innocence and optimism. " (EJ, 2007) Tanned, boards warped, water stains, good- condition. (HebLit-3-29) (ID #24504) $30.00.
147. Tabib, Mordekhai. MASA` LA-ARETS HA-GEDOLAH: `ASARAH SIPURIM VE-SHIR. Tel Aviv: Alef, 1968. Hardcover, 8vo. 149 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Fiction. "Born in Rishon le-Zion, Erez Israel, Tabib worked in agriculture, industry, building, and guard duties. During World War II, he served in the British Army and later, during the War of Independence, was engaged in editorial work for the Israel Defense Forces. He was active in the central institutions of the Histadrut and Mapai and served in the Arab section of the Histadrut. His first published poems and prose appeared, respectively, in Davar and in Ittim, and his stories in various Hebrew periodicals. " (EJ, 2007) Top corner bumped, light penci marginalia, newspaper clipping laid in, good+ condition. (HebLit-6-) (ID #24433) $30.00.
148. Tagore, Rabindranath; David Frischmann. GITANYALI: KORBAN ZIMRAH. Warsaw: A. Y. Shtibel, 1922. Hardcover, 8vo. 110 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Poetry. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. "Frischmann (18591922) [was] one of the first major writers in modern Hebrew literature. Versatile and prolific in his literary creativity, Frischmann was an innovator in style and in the treatment of his subject, especially in the Hebrew short story, the ballad, the essay, criticism, and the lyric-satiric feuilleton. He also distinguished himself as a translator of world literature, and (ID #20111) $30.00.
149. Tchernichowsky, Saul. סיפורים SIPURIM. Jerusalem: Devir, 1921. Hardcover. 12mo. 108 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. CONTENTS: Ashkenazim--Nitpardah ha-havilah--`Erev Yom Hakipurim--Holo ha-perati shel ha-"Doktor" ha-tsa`ir-- Be-bet ha-kevarot--Flotenforlageh. Saul Tchernichowsky (1875-1943) , was born in Russia, and educated there as well as in Germany and Switzerland. Aside from rendering translations from English, German, French, Greek, and Latin, he was a Hebrew-language poet in his own right. He began publishing in 1892, and his first book, Hezyonot u-Manginot, or Visions and Melodies, came out in 1898. Aside from being a poet and translator, Tchernichowsky was a physician and a dedicated Zionist, visiting Palestine in 1925 and then settling there six years later. (Schweid, EJ) Simon Greenberg's copy, with his bookplate. Parts of covers faded, front hinge starting, half-title page creased, pages tanned, good condition. (HebLit-6-17) (ID #24444) $50.00.
150. Tchernichowsky, Saul. עמנואל הרומי: מונוגרפיה `IMANUEL HA-ROMI: MONOGRAFYAH. Berlin: Eshkol, 1924. Cloth. 8vo. 166 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Immanuel ben Solomon, ca. 1265-ca. 1330. Gilt title and design on front. End papers tanned, backstrip repaired, hinges repaired, good condition. (HebLit-5-26) (ID #24532) $30.00.
151. Tchernichowsky, Saul. שירים SHIRIM. Berlin: Devir, 1923. Cloth. 8vo. 337 pages. Tissue-papered frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry, Hebrew. Spine faded, wear on cover edges, owner's name on title page, good condition. (HebLit-5-5) (ID #24510) $30.00.
152. Tchernowitz, Chaim. תולדות הפוסקים: כולל שלשלת הפוסקים תכונת חיבוריהם ויסודי שיטותיהם בדרכי ההוראה TOLDOT HA-POSKIM: KOLEL SHALSHELET HA-POSKIM TEKHUNAT HAVREHEM VE-YISUDE SHITOTEHEM BE-DARKHE HA-HORAAH. VOLUME 2. New York: Va'ad Ha-Yovel, 1947. Cloth. 8vo. 302 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of three) only. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature - history and criticism; Jewish law - history and criticism. Tchernowitz (1871-1948) was born in Russia and studied in Lithuania; he was ordained in Kovno in 1896, after which he moved to Odessa and started a yeshiva that later became a rabbinical seminary. He emigrated to New York in 1923, where he taught at the Jewish Institute of Religion. As a teacher, he desired to combine traditional Jewish education with modern research and teaching methods. (Mikliszanski) Bookplate, very good condition. (HebLit-2-42) (ID #24402) $30.00.
153. (Thebn, Jacob) Levinsohn, Joshua. YA`AKOV KOPL THEBN: TOLDOT HAYAV U-FE`ULOTAV BE-YISRAEL.. Warsaw: Tushiyah, 1899. Cloth. 12mo. 95 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Thebn, Jacob Koppel, 1732-1799; Jews -- Pressburg. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. SERIES: Bibliyotekah `Ivrit; Haye anshe ha-shem; Variation: Bibliyotekah `Ivrit. Ex library. Water stains throughout, boards slightly warped, pages tanned, good- condition. (RAB-18-1) (ID #20556) $50.00.
154. Tidhar, David. חוטאים וחטאים בארץ ישראל: רשימות יומן עם 04 תמונות HOTIM VA-HATAIM BE-ERETS YISRAEL: RESHIMOT YOMAN (`IM 40 TEMUNOT). Jerusalem: No Publisher, 1924. Cloth. 8vo. 177 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. English title: Criminals and crimes in Erez Israel. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Crime and criminals - Palestine. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Tidhar (1897-1970) was an "Israeli author and police officer. Born in Jaffa, Tidhar volunteered in 1918 for the Jewish Legion and was also among the defenders of Jaffa Jews during the 1921 Arab riots. He was an early member of the Haganah and joined the Palestine Police in 1922, serving as the commanding officer in the New City of Jerusalem. In 1926 he opened a private investigation bureau. Throughout the years he put his particular knowledge of Arab affairs and of the Mandatory government at the disposal of the yishuv institutions and of the Jewish Agency. In 1950 he turned to full-time writing and publishing. Tidhar was the hero of the first published Hebrew detective stories in a series of 28 stories, Balash ("Detective") , written by Shelomo Ben-Israel. Tidhar's major work is Enziklopedyah le-Halutzei ha-Yishuv u-Vonav a detailed Who's Who of Erez Israel. His other writings include Hot'im ve-Hata'im be-Erez Yisrael; Bein ha-Pattish ve-ha-Saddan, a collection of articles; Be-Maddim uve-Lo Maddim, memoirs of public activity from 1912 until 1937, and Be-Sherut ha-Moledet, containing memoirs, documents, and photographs from the period 1912-60." (EJ, 2007) Corners bumped, hinges repaired, good condition. (HebLit-4-6) (ID #24408) $75.00.
155. Tishby, Isaiah. פרקי זוהר: מבחר מאמרי הזוהר מתורגמים עברית בצירוף ביאורים ומבואות PIRKE ZOHAR: MIVHAR MAAMARE HA-ZOHAR METURGAMIM `IVRIT BE-TSERUF BEURIM U-MEVOOT. Jerusalem: Byalik, 1969. Paper wrappers. 12mo. 286 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. SERIES: Sifriyat Dorot ; 16-17. Tishby (1908-1992) was a "scholar of Kabbalah, Shabbateanism, ethical Hebrew literature, and Hasidism. Born as Sandor Schwartz in Sanislo, Hungary, Tishby received a traditional rabbinic education but soon became interested in secular literature and scholarly work. He wrote stories, articles, and poems in Hungarian, publishing a collection of Hungarian poems. He settled in Palestine in 1933 and studied at the Hebrew University, joining its department of Hebrew literature in 1951 (professor from 1955). He wrote the article on hasidic thought in the Encyclopaedia Hebraica, which was also published as a separate book-Torat ha-Hasidut ve-Sifrutah (1966). Other studies of his deal with the messianic element in Hasidism, kabbalistic messianism in 16th-century Italy, and the messianic theology of M. H. Luzzatto and his circle. In 1979 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies. " (Dan, EJ) Highlighting in first chapter, otherwise good condition. (HebLit-3-15) (ID #24490) $40.00.
156. Universitah Ha-Ivrit Bi-Yerushalayim. YISRAEL AHARONI 640-707: DEVARIM SHE-NEEMRU BA-AZKARAH BA-UNIVERSITAH HA-IVRIT.. (18.11.46). Jerusalem: Ha-Universitah Ha-Ivrit, 1946. Softcover, 18 pages, portrait, long 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Aharoni, Israel. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Harvard). Slight sunning to cover. Light wear. Very good condition. (BIB-15-21) (ID #24290) $30.00.
157. Wallenrod, Reuben. כי פנה יום: סיפור KI FANAH YOM: SIPUR. New York: Ohel, 1946. Cloth. 8vo. 234 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Dusk in the Catskills. First edition. Inscription. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Wallenrod (1899-1966) was a "Hebrew writer on American Jewish life. Born in Vizno, Belorussia, he emigrated to Erez Israel in 1920, but shortly afterward left to study in France and the United States. Wallenrod served as instructor and later professor of Hebrew literature at Brooklyn College in New York. From 1929, he frequently contributed stories and essays to Hebrew periodicals. His novels Ki Fanah Yom and Be-Ein Dor, as well as his collections of short stories Ba-Deyotah ha-Shelishit and Bein Homot New York, describe the life of immigrant Jews in the United States and their difficulty in adjusting to their new surroundings. Among his works are essays and literary criticism Mesapperei Amerikah, a travelogue Derakhim va-Derekh, and others. He was coauthor, with Abraham Aharoni, of Fundamentals of Hebrew Grammar and Modern Hebrew Reader and Grammar. In English he wrote The Literature of Modern Israel and in French, Dewey, l'ιducateur. " (EJ, 2007) Good+ condition. (HebLit-4-11) (ID #24413) $60.00.
158. Yablonski, Nisan. מאמר דבר בעתו: דברים אחדים ואיזה מאמרים שנאמרו... לעורר את אחינו בני ישראל להיות לאחיעזר ולאחיסמך לאחיהם הסובלים מהמלחמה האיומה ותוצאותי׳ הנוראות MAAMAR DAVAR BE-`ITO: DEVARIM AHADIM VE-EZEH MAAMARIM SHE-NEEMRU.. LE-`ORER ET AHENU BENE YISRAEL LI-HEYOT LE-AHI`EZER ULE-AHISAMAKH LE-AHEHEM HA-SOVLIM MEHA-MILHAMAH HA-AYUMAH VE-TOTSOTE. HA-NORAOT. Chicago: No Publisher, 1940. Cloth. 8vo. 64 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Solidarity - religious aspects - Judaism; World War, 1914-1918 - civilian relief; Fund raising - sermons - United States; World War, 1918-1914 - Jews. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex library with minimal markings. Good condition. (HebLit-4-12) (ID #24414) $65.00.
159. Yardeni, Galia; Aharon Megged. חנה סנש: מחזה בשתי מערכות HANAH SENESH: MAHAZEH BI-SHETE MA`ARAKHOT. Yerushalayim: Ha-Mahlakah Le-Hinukh Ule-Tarbut Ba-Golah Shel Ha-Histadrut Ha-Tsiyonit Ha-`olamit, 1959. Paper wrappers. 12mo. 67 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. English title: Hannah Senesh: a play. SUBJECT(S): Senesh, Hannah, 1921-1944 - drama. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. SERIES: Gesher ; 2. Born in Poland, Megged (b. 1920) migrated to Palestine in 1926. From 1960 to 1971, he served as Israel's cultural attache in London. "[A] member of the Academy of Hebrew Language, was president of the Israel Center of PEN (1980-87). He received the Bialik Prize, the Brenner Prize, and the Agnon Prize and in 2003 was honored with the Israel Prize for literature. His stories and novels have been translated into several languages and his plays, including Genesis, Hannah Szenes, and the comedy I Like Mike, have been produced in Israel and abroad. " (EJ, 2007) Hinge repair, covers chipped at corners, pencil notes throughout, good condition. (HebLit-3-6) (ID #24481) $30.00.
160. YERUSHALAYIM SHENATON LE-DIVRE SIFRUT VE-OMANUT. Jerusalem: Maran, 1970. Cloth, 8vo. 451 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew literature. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Yale, Florida Atlantic Univ). Has dust jacket with small tears and reinforced with masking tape. Hinges starting, good condition. (HebLit-6-8) (ID #24435) $30.00.
161. Yizhar, S. ימי צקלג: סיפור YEME TSIKLAG: SIPUR. VOLUME 1. Tal Aviv: 'am 'oved, 1958. Cloth. 8vo. 566 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. Yizhar (1916-2006) was a "Hebrew author who [belonged] to the first generation of native Israel writers. Born in Rehovot into a family of writers, Yizhar taught at the Ben Shemen youth village and at a Rehovot secondary school, fought in the 1948 War of Independence, and was a member of the Knesset (Mapai-Rafi) from its inauguration until 1967, when he gave up his seat because of an extended sojourn abroad. Holding a Ph. D. From the Hebrew University, he taught literature and education and was professor at Tel Aviv University. Yizhar was the first prose writer born in Erez Israel to render into aesthetic experience his profound awareness of the local landscape and scene, and his stories evolve entirely against a Palestinian background. " (EJ, 2007) Has soiled and torn dust jacket. Spine cocked, good condition. (HebLit-3-5) (ID #24480) $30.00.
162. Zausmer, Jacob. עקבי הדור; רשימות, מסות וזכרונות BE-`IKVE HA-DOR: RESHIMOT, MASOT VE-ZIKHRONOT. New York: 'ogen, 1957. Cloth. 8vo. Viii, 375 pages. Illustration plates. Inscribed by author. In Hebrew. English title: Footprints of a generation: essays, and memoirs. SUBJECT(S): Hebraists - United States; Zausmer, Jacob. Very good condition. (HebLit-2-34) (ID #24394) $30.00.
163. Zeitlin, Aaron. SHIRIM U-POEMOT. Jerusalem: Mosad Byalik, 1949. Cloth, 8vo. 306 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry. "[Zeitlin] grew up in Gomel, Vilna, and Warsaw. His early poetic works were lyrical; later, philosophic concepts appeared in his verses, and then followed an attempt to express mystical religious insights within formal rhythmic structures. A philosophic aesthete deeply rooted in Jewish tradition and mysticism, Zeitlin's lyrics are often contemplative liturgic hymns. Well versed in world literature, Zeitlin wrote with equal facility in Hebrew and Yiddish. [In 1926] he became literary editor of the Warsaw Yiddish daily Unzer Ekspres. When [WWII] came, he was saved; in the spring of 1939, Maurice Schwartz invited him to New York for the Yiddish Art Theater's premiere of his play. The war prevented Zeitlin's return to his family, all of whom were killed by the Nazis. As contributor to the New York Yiddish daily Jewish Morning Journal and professor of Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Zeitlin profoundly influenced the American Jewish scene after World War II. His Hebrew essays, poems, and lectures during his frequent visits to Israel similarly influenced Hebrew literature. " (EJ, 2007) Has tanned and rubbed dust jacket. Front hinge starting, jacket is taped on, good condition. (HebLit-6-18) (ID #24445) $35.00.
164. Zeitlin, Aaron. בין האש והישע: פואמה דרמתית BEN HA-ESH VEHA-YESHA`: POEMAH DRAMATIT. Tel Aviv: Yavneh, 1957. Cloth. 8vo. 391 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Poetry, Hebrew. Good condition. (HebLit-5- 14) (ID #24519) $30.00.