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ABRAHAM I. KATSH

Born in Poland in 1906, Abraham Isaac Katsh was a revered scholar and pioneer in the field of Jewish Studies. His father, Rabbi Reuven Katz, served as Chief Rabbi of Petach Tikva, Israel from 1932-1964. In 1933 Katsh introduced at NYU the first course in Modern Hebrew to be taught in an American university. Katsh founded and then directed NYU's Department of Hebrew Culture and Education for 35 years and, in the 1950's and 1960's, during the cold war, Katsh was granted sole permission to examine and photograph precious Hebrew manuscripts held in the Antonin Genizah Collection in the Leningrad Library. The highly unusual access he was given reflected his extensive web of relationships and his ability to negotiate the politics of the time. After several trips to the Soviet Union, he published a number of volumes of variances to the Talmud which previously had not come to light. The author of over 20 books and hundreds of articles, Katsh's publications ranged in topic from the influence of Judaism on Islam to the influence of the Bible on American democracy. In 1967 Katsh became President of Dropsie University in Philadelphia, the institution which had granted his Ph.D in 1945.

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CONTENTS

Special Items 1-3
Festschriften And Biography 4-15
Manuscript Studies 16-34
Islam & Bible 35-40
America & American Jewish Life 41-49
The Holocaust 50 
Other Katch Titles 51-58


SPECIAL ITEMS

Katsh-2-31.jpg (555631 bytes)1. • Eban, Abba. MY PEOPLE: THE STORY OF THE JEWS. New York: Behrman House, 1968. Cloth, 4to. V, 534 pages. Illustrated. Inscribed by Abba Eban to Abraham Katsh's wife, Estelle Katsh. SUBJECT (S): Jews - history. ISBN: 0394727592. Has edgeworn dustjacket. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-31) (ID #19635) $100.00. 

 

 


katsh-2-1.jpg (598568 bytes)2. • Levin, Meyer. AN ISRAEL HAGGADAH FOR PASSOVER. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1970. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 126 pages. Photograph illustration. In Hebrew and English, with music. Warmly inscribed to Abraham Katsh by author Meyer Levin. SUBJECT (S): Haggadot - texts; Seder - liturgy - texts; Judaism - liturgy - texts; Haggadah Very good condition. (Katsh-2-1) (ID #19606) $40.00. 

3. • Halper, B. DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF GENIZAH FRAGMENTS IN PHILADELPHIA. Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1924. Cloth, 8vo. 235 pages. First edition. Abraham Katsh's copy, with is attractive bookplate. SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts, Hebrew – catalogs; Manuscripts – United States – catalogs. Halper (1884-1924) was born in Lithuania, but lived in Germany and England in his youth. In 1911, he moved to the United States to work with genizah – depositories of sacred books -- fragments in New York. Shortly thereafter, he began teaching rabbinics and languages at Dropsie College, and also was custodian of manuscripts there. (Ben-Horin, EJ) Very good condition, a beautiful copy. (AMR-16-9A) (ID #19386) $200.00. 

FESTSCHRIFTEN AND BIOGRAPHY

4. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. משה אריה לייב פרידלנד וספרייתו המפורסמת, מאת אברהם יצחק כ״ץ MOSHEH ARYEH LEIB FRIDLAND U-SIFRIYATO HA-MEFORSEMET. New York: Institute Of Hebrew Studies, 1963. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 27 pages. Facsimile illustrations. In Hebrew. "Reprinted from PERAKIM. " SUBJECT (S): Libraries - Soviet Union - Special collections - Hebrew Literature. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, Cornell, JTSA) . Very good condition. (Katsh-1-11) (ID #19589) $25.00. 

Katsh-1-5.jpg (684280 bytes)5. • (Agnon, Shmuel M.) Dropsie University. A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO DR. SHMUEL YOSEF AGNON PRESENTED BY THE DROPSIE UNIVERSITY AND THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL, SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1970. Philadelphia: Dropsie University, 1970. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 16 pages. Illustrations inside covers. SUBJECT (S): Jews - United States - bibliography; Agnan, Shmuel Yosef, 1888-1970 - anniversaries, etc. CONTENTS: Remarks - Dr. Abraham I. Katsh; Eulogy - The Honorable Moshe Yegar; The Jewish Tradition in S. Y. Agnon; s Stories - Dr. Avraham Sha'anan; "With All My Heart" -- A Story by S. Y. Agnon; S. Y. Agnon: A Personal Account - Dr. S. D. Goitein; "Influences in My Writing" -- Nobel Prize Banquet Address by S. Y. Agnon. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. 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) Pen marginalia on a few pages Very good condition. (Katsh-1-5) (ID #19583) $30.00. 

katsh-2-26.jpg (376520 bytes)6. • (Zeitlin, Solomon) Dropsie College. A MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO DR. SOLOMON ZEITLIN, PRESENTED BY THE DROPSIE UNIVERSITY, SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 1977. Philadelphia: Dropsie University, 1977. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 12 pages. Illustrated. Zeitlin, (1892-1976) , was an American scholar of post-biblical literature. He was "born in Russia, studied in Dvinsk and was influenced by the Ragoshover Illui (R. Joseph Rozin) and R. Meir Simhah Ha-Kohen. In 1908 he attended the Institute of Baron David Guenzberg in St. Petersburg, where his roommate was Zalman (Rubashov) Shazar. Enrolling at the Ecole Rabbinique, Paris, in 1912, Zeitlin received ordination and a doctorate in theology there...Emigrating to the U. S. During World War I, Zeitlin received a Ph. D. At Dropsie College, Philadelphia, in 1917; his dissertation was on Megillat Ta'anit as a Source for Jewish Chronology and History in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods (1922) . Zeitlin taught first at Yeshiva College, New York, then became professor of rabbinics at Dropsie College in 1921. As an outstanding authority on the Second Commonwealth period, he wrote over 400 articles and books in the fields of rabbinics, Josephus, the Apocrypha, and Christianity. Zeitlin's assertions that the so-called Christ passage in Josephus was not authentic but only an interpolation by Eusebius, contrary to the opinion of most scholars, gained him early scholarly fame (JQR 18 (1927/28) , 231-55) . His main concern was the analysis of tannaitic sources and the recognition of a clear distinction in historic eras before and after the Temple destruction; differentiating institutions, laws, and concepts. Zeitlin was the main protagonist against dating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the intertestamental period. His understanding of the continuity of history is reflected in studies on the sources and nature of the teachings of Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Rashi, and other sages to ascertain the halakhic process in Judaism. He was the author of many basic writings on Josephus, on Jewish historiography and law, on the crucifixion of Jesus (Who Crucified Jesus? ..., 1964) and on halakhic traditions. He was editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review and editor in chief of the Jewish Apocryphal Literature Series. He was also instrumental in organizing the American Academy of Jewish Research in the U. S. Zeitlin's two volumes on the Rise and Fall of the Judean State (1968) present a definitive view of the Second Temple era, and include comprehensive rabbinic, non-rabbinic, and classical sources. An original and fearless scholar, he stressed that the scholar must not allow theological bias, which often influences writings on the Second Temple era and the Dead Sea Scrolls" (Sidney B. Hoenig in EJ) OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union College, Upenn, Upenn Center for Judaic Studies) . Very good condition. (Katsh-2-26) (ID #19630) $30.00. 

katsh-2-4.jpg (553140 bytes)7. • (Katsh, Abraham I) . Schoville, Keith N.; Michael V. Fox. HEBREW STUDIES VOL XXVI, PARTS 1 & 2 COMPLETE THIS VOLUME. IN HONOR OF ABRAHAM I. KATSH. Madison: University Of Wisconsin, 1985. Paperback, 8vo. 192, 384 pages. Two-part special volume, a festschrift for Abraham I. Katsh. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew philology - periodicals; Bible - periodicals. "A journal devoted to the Hebrew languages and literature, the Bible, and related area of scholarship. " Very good condition. (Katsh-2-4) (ID #19609) $50.00. 

 


katsh-2-18-1.jpg (353418 bytes)8. • Katsh, Abraham I. PERSONALITIES AND EVENTS IN THE MIRRORS OF TIME. Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 1973. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 36 pages (pages 326-361) . In Hebrew. Facsimile illustrations. "Reprinted from 'Areshet' Vol. V. " OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-18) (ID #19622) $20.00. 

 

 


Katsh-1-19-1.jpg (1380625 bytes)9. • (Katsh, Abraham Isaac) Ben-Yosef, Ya`akov, חולם ולוחם HOLEM VE-LOHEM. Tel Aviv: Ahduth Press, 1982. Cloth, 8vo. 272, 23 pages. First edition. Illustrated. In Hebrew. Biography of Katsh. SUBJECT (S): Jewish scholars - United States - biography; Katsh, Abraham Isaac, 1908-1998. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-19) (ID #19597) $30.00. 

 

 


Katsh-1-3-1.jpg (1490251 bytes)10. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac; Naamani, Israel T. ; David Rudavsky; Carl F. Ehle; . DORON; HEBRAIC STUDIES; [ESSAYS IN HONOR OF PROFESSOR ABRAHAM I. KATSH]. New York, National Associations of Professors of Hebrew in American Institutions of Higher Learning., 1965. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 236 pages. Frontispiece. First edition. Katsh's own copy, with his bookplate. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew philology. CONTENTS: Dedicatory preface. --Introduction: Abraham L. [i.e. "I." ] Katsh in medias res. --Education and methodology: Hebraic studies in American colleges and universities, with special reference to New York University, by D. Rudavsky. Manuscript materials on the teaching of Hebrew in Egyptian schools of the Alliance israe΄lite universelle, by J. Landau. The functional and descriptive teaching of Hebrew in secondary schools in Israel, by R. Nir. A new approach to the Hebrew lexical problem, by C. T. Fritsch and R. D. Winter. --Linguistic problems: -aban gala^lu, by R. A. Bowman. Consecutive constructions in the IQ sectarian scrolls, by S. J. Devries. The site of the battle of Deborah, by M. Kochavi. A survey of hermeneutical literature, by J. L. Mihelic. The problem of Ezekiel today: a study in methodology, by W. A. Irwin. --Appendix: Hebraic foundations of American democracy, by A. I. Katsh. Laid in are seven programs for the 1981 Abraham I. Katsh Prize, and photocopies of two pages of the book Bible Bibliography 1967-1973: Old Testament. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-3) (ID #19581) $75.00. 

Katsh-1-4.jpg (537430 bytes)11. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac; Naamani, Israel T. ; David Rudavsky; Carl F. Ehle; . DORON; HEBRAIC STUDIES; [ESSAYS IN HONOR OF PROFESSOR ABRAHAM I. KATSH]. New York, National Associations of Professors of Hebrew in American Institutions of Higher Learning., 1965. Paper wrappers, 8vo. Xiii, 236 pages. Frontispiece. Katsh's own copy, with his bookplate.  Edgeworn from his use, spine sunned, good condition. (Katsh-1-4) (ID #19582) $50.00. 

 

 


Katsh-1-1.jpg (660762 bytes)12. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac; Ya`akov Ben-Yosef. ספר אברהם יצחק כץ : ליובלו הששים SEFER AVRAHAM YITSHAK KATS: LE-YOVLO HA-SHISHIM. Tel Aviv: Hotsaat Yedidim `al Yede Hotsaat Mahbarot Le-Sifrut, 1969. Quarter cloth, 8vo. 411 pages. In Hebrew with German introduction. Frontispiece. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Katsh, Abraham Isaac, 1908-1998. Has dust jacket. Jacket is rubbed and has three inch long tear on back. Book is clean and tight. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-1) (ID #19580) $80.00. 

 


Katsh-1-12-1.jpg (609797 bytes)13. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac; Ya'akov Ben-Yosef. חלוץ ומעש : קובץ מחקרים ומאמרים מוגש לפרופ׳ א״י כץ ביובלו 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. Covers rubbed, good condition. (Katsh-1-12) (ID #19590) $80.00. 

 


Katsh-2-25.jpg (324639 bytes)14. • The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem. THE ABRAHAM I. KATSH PRIZE 1981. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, 1981. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 4 pages. Illustrated. A nice short biography of Katsh and a description of the prize. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-25) (ID #19629) $20.00. 

 

 

Katsh-1-9.jpg (513521 bytes)15. • (Krochmal, Nachman) Katsh, Abraham I. NACHMAN KROCHMAL AND THE GERMAN IDEALISTS. KROCHMAL'S PHILOSOPHY AND ZIONIST THOUGHT. New York: No Publishing Information, 1949. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 24 pages. Reprinted from Jewish Social Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 2 and from The Jewish Review, Vol. IV, No. 3. Not an offprint. SUBJECT (S): Zionism; Philosophy; Krochmal, Nachman. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis) . Crease down front cover, edgeworn, good condition. (Katsh-1-9) (ID #19587) $30.00. 

 


MANUSCRIPT STUDIES

Katsh-1-25-1.jpg (350566 bytes)16. • Katsh, Abraham I. הפולמוס סביב אמירת פיוטים וקינות אצל משכילי רוסיה HA-PULMUS SAVIV AMIRAT PIYUTIM VE-KINOT ETSEL MASKILE RUSYAH [: CONTROVERSY OVER PIYUTIM AND KINOT IN PRAYERS: ; FROM A MANUSCRIPT IN THE FRIEDLIANA LIBRARY IN THE LENINGRAD INSTITUTE OF ASIATIC PEOPLES]. New York: Institute Of Hebrew Studies, New York University, 1963. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 45 pages. Facsimilies. In Hebrew. "Reprinted from Talpioth Vol. VIII, 1963." SUBJECT (S): Piyutim - history and criticism; Haskalah - Russia - history - sources; Manuscripts, Hebrew; Spekton, Isaac Elhanan, 1817-1896; Brudno, Shelomo Mordekhai ben Eliyahu Yehuda Leyb, b. 1833; Kinot - history and criticism. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTSA, Hebrew Union College) . Covers faded around the edges, crease on bottom front corner, very good condition. (Katsh-1-25) (ID #19603) $20.00. 

katsh-2-14.jpg (693632 bytes)17. • (Katsh, Abraham I) . THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. VOL. LVIII, NO. 2. OCTOBER, 1967. Philadelphia: Dropsie College. Includes: Katsh, "Unpublished Poems of Ashkenazic Poets of the 13 and 14 Centuries from a manuscript in the Baron Gunzburg Collection, " pages 89-94. Marks on cover, otherwise very good condition. (Katsh-2-14) (ID #19618) $20.00. 

18. • (Katsh, Abraham I) . THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. VOL. LXI, NO. 1. JULY, 1970. Philadelphia: Dropsie University. Includes: Katsh, "A Word of Appreciation, " page i, and "Unpublished Geniza Fragments of Pirke Aboth in the Antonin Geniza Collection in Leningrad, " pages 1-14. Illustrated. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-15) (ID #19619) $20.00. 

19. • (Katsh, Abraham I) . THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. VOL. LXIII, NO. 1. JULY, 1972. Philadelphia: Dropsie University. Includes: Katsh, "Unpublished Geniza Talmudic Fragments of Tractate Shabbath in the Antonin Collection in the U. S. S. R. " pages 39-47. Illustrated. Marks on cover, otherwise very good condition. (Katsh-2-16) (ID #19620) $20.00. 

20. • (Katsh, Abraham I) . THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. VOL. LXXI, NO. 3. JANUARY, 1981. Philadelphia: Dropsie University. Includes: Katsh, "A genizah Fragment of talmud Yerushalmi in the Antonin Collection of the Saltykov-Shchedrein Library in Leningrad, " pages 181-184. Illustrated. Mark on cover, otherwise very good condition. (Katsh-2-17) (ID #19621) $20.00. 

katsh-1-26-1.jpg (452979 bytes)21. • Katsh, Abraham I. THE ANTONIN GENIZAH IN THE SALTYKOV-SCHEDRIN PUBLIC LIBRARY IN LENINGRAD. New York: Institute Of Hebrew Studies, New York University, 1963. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 17 pages. SUBJECT (S): Genizah; Manuscripts, Hebrew - catalogs. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. "Reprinted, with corrections, from the Leo Jung jubilee volume, 1962." Foxing on front cover, very good condition. (Katsh-1-6/2-23) (ID #19584/19267) $20.00. 

 

 


katsh-2-8.jpg (457962 bytes)22. • Katsh, Abraham I. FROM THE MOSCOW MANUSCRIPT OF DAVID HA-NAGID'S MIDRASH ON GENESIS. [Philadelphia], JQR, 1957. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 21 pages (pages 140-160) . "Reprinted from The Jewish Quarterly review Volume XLVIII, October, 1957." SUBJECT(S): Manuscripts - Hebrew. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-8) (ID #19612) $20.00. 

23. • Katsh, Abraham I. A GANIZAH FRAGMENT OF TALMUD YERUSHALMI IN THE ANTONIN COLLECTION OF THE SALTYKOV-SCHEDRIN LIBRARY IN LENINGRAD. Philadelphia: Dropsie University, 1980. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 4 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew and English. "Reprinted from: The Jewish Quarterly Review New Series, Volume LXXI. " SUBJECT (S): Talmud. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Bumped corners, very good condition. (Katsh-1-24) (ID #19602) $20.00. 

24. • Katsh, Abraham I. UNPUBLISHED TALMUDIC GENIZAH FRAGMENTS IN THE ANTONIN COLLECTION OF THE SALTYKOV-SHCHEDRIN LIBRARY IN LENINGRAD. [Philadelphia], JQR, 1960. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 14 pages (pages 193-207) . Illustrated. "Reprinted from: The Jewish Quarterly Reivew, New Series, Volume LXIX. " SUBJECT(S): Talmud; Manuscripts. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-11) (ID #19615) $20.00. 

25. • Katsh, Abraham I. POEMS FROM THE BARCELONA MAHZOR OF THE 13TH CENTURY. Philadelphia: Jewish Quarterly Review, 1967. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 12 pages (pages 347-359) . "Reprinted from The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Volume of The jewish Quarterly Review. " SUBJECT(S): Poetry. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Covers slightly worn and darkened, good condition. (Katsh-2-6) (ID #19610) $20.00. 

katsh-2-24.jpg (713051 bytes)26. • Katsh, Abraham I. S. BAER'S UNPUBLISHED TARBUM ONKELOS TEXT. Philadelphia: Dropsie College, 1962. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 14 pages (pages 329-342). Facsimile illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Mark on first page. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-24) (ID #19628) $20.00. 

27. • Katsh, Abraham I. UNPUBLISHED GENIZA TALMUDIC FRAGMENTS IN THE ANTONIN COLLECTION IN LENINGRAD. Philadelphia, Jewish Quarterly Review, 1973. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 11 pages (pages 213-223). Offprint. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Talmud; Manuscripts. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Tear on back cover by staple, otherwise very good condition. (Katsh-2-19) (ID #19623) $20.00. 

katsh-2-10.jpg (507804 bytes)28. • Katsh, Abraham I. UNPUBLISHED GENIZA TALMUDIC FRAGMENTS OF TRACTATE BABA MEZIA, BABA BATHRA AND SANHEDRIN IN THE ANTONIN COLLECTION IN LENINGRAD LIBRARY IN THE USSR. [Philadelphia], JQR, 1970. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 13 pages (pages 129-142) . Illustrated. "Reprinted from: The Jewish Quarterly Review, New Series, Volume LXVI. " SUBJECT(S): Talmud; Manuscripts. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-10) (ID #19614) $20.00. 

29. • Katsh, Abraham I. UNPUBLISHED GENIZA TALMUDIC FRAGMENTS OF TRACTATE SHABBATH IN THE ANTONIN COLLECTION IN THE U.S.S.R. [Philadelphia], JQR, 1970. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 9 pages (pages39-47) . Illustrated. "Reprinted from: The Jewish Quarterly Review, New Series, Volume LXIII. " SUBJECT(S): Talmud. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-9) (ID #19613) $20.00. 

katsh-2-12.jpg (625471 bytes)30. • Katsh, Abraham I. UNPUBLISHED GENIZAH FRAGMENTS OF THE TRACTATE SHABBAT IN THE DROPSIE UNIVERSITY COLLECTION. [Philadelphia], JQR, 1960. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 10 pages (pages 16-26) Illustrated. "Reprinted from The Jewish Quarterly Review, New Series, Volume LXIX. " SUBJECT(S): Manuscripts. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-12) (ID #19616) $20.00. 

31. • Katsh, Abraham I. UNPUBLISHED POEMS OF ASHKENAZIC POETS OF THE 13 AND 14 CENTURIES FROM A MANUSCRIPT IN THE GUNZBURG COLLECTION. Philadelphia: Dropsie College, 1967. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 6 pages (pages 89-94) . "Reprinted from: The Jewish Quarterly Review...Vol. LVIII, No. 2, October 1967." SUBJECT(S): Poetry; Jews - Europe. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-7) (ID #19611) $20.00. 


Katsh-1-27.jpg (497587 bytes)32. • Katsh, Abraham I. GINZE TALMUD BAVLI: MEHA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT: MEUSAF ANTONIN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-LEUMIT BE-LENINGRAD: YOTSIM LI-OR BA-PA`AM HA-RISHONAH, `IM MAVO, SHINUI NOSHAOT U-HE`AROT. VOL 1 (ONLY) . Jerusalem: R. Mas, 1975. Paper boards, 4to. In Hebrew with English introduction and title page. Facsimile illustrations. Volume 1 (of 2) only. SUBJECT(S): Cairo Genizah; Talmud - criticism, textual. In slipcase. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-27) (ID #19605) $200.00. 

 



Katsh-1-20-1.jpg (945288 bytes)33. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. גנזי תלמוד בבלי : ... עמודים של התלמוד הבבלי מהגניזה הקהירית : מאוסף אנטונין בספריה הלאומית בלנינגרד : יוצאים לאור בפעם הראשונה, עם מבוא, שינויי נוסחאות, והערות GINZE TALMUD BAVLI: MEHA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT: ME'USAF ANTONIN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-LE'UMIT BE-LENINGRAD: YOTS'IM LI-OR BA-PA'AM HA-RISHONAH, 'IM MAVO, SHINUI NOSHA'OT U-HE'AROT. VOL II. Jerusalem: R. Mas, 1979. Cloth, 4to. 170, vi, 90 pages. Facsimile illustrations. In slipcase. Vol. 2 only. In Hebrew with English introduction. SUBJECT (S): Cairo Genizah; Talmud - criticism, textual. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-20) (ID #19598) $80.00. 

 

Katsh-2-22-1.jpg (357148 bytes)34. • Katsh, Abraham. "A NEW POEM BY JUDAH HALEVI (FROM A RECENTLY DISCOVERED 13TH CENTURY MS. New York: Bitsaron, 1961. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 6 pages (pages 6-11) . Offprint from Bitsaron, Vol XLIV, Nr 5 (Nr. 223) . In Hebrew with summaries in English. SUBJECT(S): Jews - United States - periodicals; Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism - periodicals. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-22) (ID #19626) $20.00. 

 


ISLAM & BIBLE

katsh-2-27.jpg (493782 bytes)35. • Katsh, Abraham I. THE INFLUENCE OF THE HEBREW BIBLE ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION. New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1975. Paper wrappers, 8vo. Reprinted from Justice, Justice Shalt Thou Pursue: Paper Assembled on the...75th Birthday of Reverend Dr. Julius Mark..." SUBJECT (S): Judaism - history; Bible. O. T. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-27) (ID #19631) $20.00. 

 

 

Katsh-1-22.jpg (3560403 bytes)36. • Katsh, Abraham I. JUDAISM AND THE KORAN; BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE KORAN AND ITS COMMENTARIES. New York: A. S. Barnes., 1962. Paperback, 8vo. 265 pages. SUBJECT (S): Islam - relations - Judaism; Judaism - relations - Islam; Koran - commentaries. SERIES: A Perpetua book. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-22) (ID #19600) $30.00. 

 

 

Katsh-1-14.jpg (197809 bytes)37. • Katsh, Abraham I. JUDAISM IN ISLAM: BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE KORAN AND ITS COMMENTARIES. New York: Sepher-Hermon Press, 1980. Paperback, 8vo. X, 265 pages. Third edition. SUBJECT (S): Islam - relations - Judaism; Judaism - relations - Islam; Koran. Surat al-Bagarah - commentaries; Koran. Surat Al`Imran - commentaries. SERIES: The Judaic studies library ; ; no. SHP 5; ISBN: 0872030865. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-14) (ID #19592) $35.00. 

 

 

Katsh-1-17-1.jpg (537629 bytes)38. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. היהדות באיסלאם : מקורות יהודיים בקוראן ומפרשיו HA-YAHADUT BA-ISLAM: MEKOROT YEHUDIYIM BA-KORAN U-MEFARSHAV. Jerusalem: Kiryat-Sefer, 1957. Cloth, 8vo. 222 pages. In Hebrew. Hebrew version of "Judaism in Islam" SUBJECT (S): Islam - relations - Judaism; Judaism - relations - Islam; Koran. Surat al-Bagarah - commentaries; Koran. Surat Al`Imran - commentaries. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-17/ 2-5) (ID #19595) $30.00. 

 

 

Katsh-1-13.jpg (1424790 bytes)39. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. JUDAISM IN ISLAM, BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE KORAN AND ITS COMMENTARIES: SURAS II AND III. New York: Published For NYU By Bloch, 1954. Hardback, 8vo. Xxv, 265 pages. Frontispiece. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Islam - relations - Judaism; Judaism - relations - Islam; Koran. Surat al-Bagarah - commentaries; Koran. Surat Al`Imran - commentaries. "Grew out of ... [the author's] doctoral dissertation submitted in 1943 to the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning [under title: Aggadie background of the Qur'an, suras II and III]. " Has dust jacket, which is torn around the edges. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-13/sef-3-5) (ID #19591/17865) $40.00. 


Katsh-2-30.jpg (129544 bytes)40. • Katsh, Abrham Isaac; David Ben Abraham Maimuni. מדרש רבי דוד הנגיד MIDRASH RABI DAVID HA-NAGID. GENESIS [ & ], EXODUS [2 VOLUMES]. Jerusalem: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1968. Cloth, 8vo. Illustrated. In Hebrew with English introductions. Two volumes: Genesis, Exodus. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons; Bible. O. T. -- commentaries; Manuscripts, Hebrew - Soviet Union. Very good condition in dust jackets. (Katsh-2-30) (ID #19634) $60.00. 

40A. EXODUS (SHEMOT) only. Very good condition in dust jacket $30.00 (ID# 19637)


AMERICA & AMERICAN JEWISH LIFE

katsh-2-2.jpg (500859 bytes)41. • Katsh, Abraham I. HEBREW IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION (AND AN ANALYSIS OF HEBREW INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN LIFE) . New York: New York University Bookstore, 1941. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 182 pages. Katsh's own copy, with his bookplate and signature. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew literature - study and teaching; Hebrew language - study and teaching; Literature, comparative - English and Hebrew; Literature, comparative - Hebrew and English; Jews - civilization; Universities and colleges - United States. Good condition. (Katsh-2-2) (ID #19607) $35.00. 

 


Katsh-1-7.jpg (413011 bytes)42. • Katsh, Abraham I. THE MISSION OF THE DROPSIE UNIVERSITY. Philadelphia: The University, 1976. Paper wrappers, Narrow 8vo. 23 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Dropsie University. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Upenn, Upenn Center for Judaic Studies) , both at Penn. As the first state-accredited Ph. D. Program of its kind, Dropsie College is the world's founding institution of modern academic Jewish Studies. In the course of its nearly eighty year history, from 1907 through 1986, the College awarded more than 200 doctoral degrees and became a major training center for the country's Judaic scholars. Throughout those years it was the publisher of the Jewish Quarterly Review, the World's oldest continuously published English-language journal of Jewish Studies and one of the most respected scholarly journals in its field. Fine condition. (Katsh-1-7) (ID #19585) $30.00. 

43. • Katsh, Abraham I. THE STUDY OF HEBREW LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES. No Publishing Information, 1947. Paper wrappers, 4to. 13 pages. In Hebrew. "Reprinted from Bitzaron The Hebrew Monthly of America May, 1947." SUBJECT (S): Jews - United States; Education. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Small chips on top edge, very good condition. (Katsh-1-26) (ID #19604) $20.00. 

katsh-2-3.jpg (445691 bytes)44. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. THE BIBLICAL HERITAGE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1977. Paperback, 8vo. Ix, 246 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): United States - religion; United States - politics and government to 1775; Bible. O. T. -- influence - United States. ISBN: 0870684884. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-3) (ID #19608) $30.00. 

 

 

 

Katsh-1-23.jpg (403790 bytes)45. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. HEBRAIC FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. New York: Philosophical Library, 1952. Hardback, 8vo. 61 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism - influence; United States - civilization - Jewish influences. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. "Reprinted from The Hebrew impact on western civilization, edited by Dagobert D. Runes [c1951]. " Spine slightly worn, very good condition. (Katsh-1-23) (ID #19601) $30.00. 

46. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. HEBREW IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION (AND AN ANALYSIS OF HEBREW INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN LIFE) . New York, N. Y, New York University Bookstore., 1941. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 182 pages. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew literature -- study and teaching; Hebrew language – study and teaching; Literature, comparative – English and Hebrew; Jews – civilization; Universities and colleges – United States. Katsh (b 1908) , a rabbi's son, was born in Poland and emigrated to the US in 1925. He started teaching at NYU in 1933, and later taught Hebrew language, literature, and culture, and became the director of the Institute of Hebrew Studies there in 1962. Five years later, he became president of Dropsie College. He also founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities in 1957.(EJ) Tears on ends of spine, corners of front cover creased, occasional underlining, good condition. (AMR-15-1) (ID #18631) $20.00. 

katsh-2-29.jpg (508048 bytes)47. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. HEBREW LANGUAGE LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING. New York: Payne Educational Sociology Foundation, 1950. Paper wrappers, 8vo. Iv, 91 pages. Illustrated with figures. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language - study and teaching - United States; Hebrew philology - study and teaching. SERIES: Monograph /Payne Educational Sociology Foundation ; ; no. 2; Variation: Monograph (Payne Educational Sociology Foundation) ; ; no. 2. Chip at top corner of cover, covers darkened, good+ condition. (Katsh-2-29) (ID #19633) $30.00. 

 

Katsh-1-10.jpg (213010 bytes)48. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. THE MISSION OF THE DROPSIE COLLEGE FOR HEBREW AND COGNATE LEARNING. Philadelphia: Dropsie College, 1967. Paper wrappers, Narrow 8vo. 12 pages. Illustrated. "Inaugural address by Abraham I. Katsh as the third president of the Dropsie College Broad and York Streets Philadelphia, Pa 19132." As the first state-accredited Ph. D. Program of its kind, Dropsie College is the world's founding institution of modern academic Jewish Studies. In the course of its nearly eighty year history, from 1907 through 1986, the College awarded more than 200 doctoral degrees and became a major training center for the country's Judaic scholars. Throughout those years it was the publisher of the Jewish Quarterly Review, the World's oldest continuously published English-language journal of Jewish Studies and one of the most respected scholarly journals in its field. SUBJECT (S): Jewish studies - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Fine condition. (Katsh-1-10) (ID #19588) $30.00. 

katsh-2-13.jpg (610003 bytes)49. • Waldman, Nahum M. KATSH'S AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. [Philadelphia]: [JQR], 1970. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 2 pages (pages 254-255) . A review of Katsh's American Democracy. "Reprinted from: The Jewish Quarterly Review, new Series, Volume LXX. " SUBJECT(S): Jews - United States. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-13) (ID #19617) $20.00. 

 

 

HOLOCAUST

katsh-2-28.jpg (370799 bytes)50. • Dropsie University. COLLOQUIUM ON THE HOLOCAUST. Philadelphia: Dropsie University, 1973. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 52 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . Very good condition. (Katsh-2-28) (ID #19632) $30.00.

 

 

OTHER KATSH TITLES & RELATED ITEMS

Katsh-1-8-1.jpg (482347 bytes)51. • Katsh, Abraham I. שלושה שלוחי צפת באיטליה SHELOSHAH SHELUHE TSEFAT BE-ITALIYAH. Jerusalem: Makhon Ben Tsevi, 1964. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 231-254 pages (i. E. 24 pages) . In Hebrew with English introduction and table of contents. Offprint. SUBJECT(S): Charities - Palestine; Israel and the Diaspora. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTSA, Hebrew Union College) . SERIES: Annual for Research on the Jewish Communities in the East, v. 7. Near fine condition. (Katsh-1-8) (ID #19586) $25.00. 

 

 

Katsh-1-16-1.jpg (921867 bytes)52. • Katsh, Abraham I. TORAT HA-YAHASUT SHEL AYNSHTAYN. EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY. Tel Aviv ; No Publishing Information, 1937. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 79 pages. Illustrated with frontispiece and diagrams. Includes index and English-Hebrew glossary. In Hebrew. This appears to be a variant to those copies on OCLC, which list a 1936 publication date. SUBJECT (S): Relativity (physics) ; Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Covers darkened and chipped, moisture stain on lower corner, good condition. (Katsh-1-16) (ID #19594) $40.00. 

 

Katsh-2-21.jpg (321698 bytes)53. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. THE RELIGIOUS TRADITION OR TRADITIONS IN A TRADITIONLESS AGE. Villanova, PA: Villanova University Press, 1970. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 20 pages (pages 189-218) . "Reprinted from Christian Action and Openness to the World: The Villanova University Symposia. " SUBJECT(S): Christianity and other religions - Judaism; Judaism - relations - Christianity. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (New York Public, Hebrew Union College, Upenn, Upenn Center for Judaic Studies, Villanova Univ) . Very good condition. (Katsh-2-21) (ID #19625) $20.00. 

 

Katsh-1-18-1.jpg (211869 bytes)54. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. יגל חזון : חמישים שירים חדשים מתקופת ספרד YIGAL HAZON: HAMISHIM SHIRIM HADASHIM MI-TEKUFAT SEFARAD. Jerusalem, Tel Aviv: M. Nyuman, 1964. Quarter cloth, 4to. 141 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Piyutim. Has dust jacket that is a little rubbed and edgeworn. Very good condition. In Very Good Jacket (Katsh-1-18) (ID #19596) $45.00. 

 

 

Katsh-1-15-1.jpg (883754 bytes)55. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. Naamani, Israel T. ; David Rudavsky; . ISRAEL THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS LEADERS: AN ANNOTATED READER. Tel Aviv: Meorot, 1971. Paper boards, 8vo. Xiii, 447 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Israel. Contents: List of Contributors; Introduction; Pangs of Rebirth; Vessels of Tested Culture; Mosaic Theophany and Mosaic Secularism; Social Messianism and Unyielding Realities; Molding a nation - Ingathering of Exiles and Ingathering of Problems; Securing the Future. Very good condition in Very Good Jacket. (Katsh-1-15) (ID #19593) $30.00. 

56. • (Maimonides) Federbush, Simon. HA-RAMBAM, TORATO VE-ISHIYUTO: KOVETS LE-REGEL MELOT SHEVA` MEOT VE-HAMISHIM SHANAH LI-FETIRATO. 1956. Cloth, 8vo. 157, 73 pages. In Hebrew and English. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Abraham Katsh's copy with his bookplate and inscribed to him by the author. Very Good Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket (RAB-13-20A) (ID #19413) $40.00. 

Katsh-1-21-1.jpg (223325 bytes)57. • Shazar, Zalman; Ben-Tsiyon Lurya. ZER LI-GEVUROT: KOVETS MEHKARIM BE-MIKRA, BI-YEDI`AT HA-ARETS, BA-LASHON UVE-SIFRUT TALMUDIT: MUGASH LE-R' ZALMAN SHAZAR NESI HA-MEDINAH BE-YOM HULADETO HA-83. ZER LI'GEVUROT: THE ZALMAN SHAZAR JUBILEE VOLUME: A COLLECTION OF STUDIES IN BIBLE, . ERETZ YISRAEL, HEBREW LANGUAGE AND TALMUDIC LITERATURE. Jerusalem: Kiryat Sefer, 1973. Cloth, 8vo. 22, 771 pages. In Hebrew with some German and English. Includes article by Abraham Isaac Katsh. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew philology; Rabbinical literature; Shazar, Zalman, 1889-1974; Bible. O. T. Has worn dust jacket with large tears around the edges. Shazar (1889-1974) was born in Belorussia, and, as a Socialst Zionist, was the third president of Israel. An active European Zionist from his youth, he first visited Palestine in 1911, and settled permanently there in 1924. He was elected to the Knesset in 1949, and then reelected. He was appointed minister of culture and education from 1949 to 1951. Shazar was elected president in 1963, and, reelected five years later for a second term, was in office till 1973.(Kressel, EJ) Abraham I. Katsh's bookplate. Bumped corners, good+ condition. (Katsh-1-21) (ID #19599) $70.00. 

katsh-2-20.jpg (448934 bytes)58. • Abraham I. Katsh; Toyozo W. Nakarai. HEBREW ABSTRACTS. JANUARY, 1954, VOLUME 1. Louisville, National Associations of Professors of Hebrew in American Institutions of Higher Learning., 1954. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 18 pages. The periodical's first issue, with the editor, Katsh's, corrections in his hand on the cover and 8 pages. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew philology - periodicals; Bible. O. T. - periodicals. Small tear in top corner of cover, very good condition. (Katsh-2-20) (ID #19624) $45.00.