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FROM THE MOUTHS OF THE SAGES:

OVER 300 TITLES IN ETHICS, RABBINICS, & 
MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY





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Welcome to our latest catalog of over 300 titles in Ethics, Rabbinics & Medieval Jewish History.

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A few high points from the catalog include:

Nr. 22. Nathan ben Jehiel, of Rome, 1035-ca. 1110; Kohut, Alexander; & Musafiya, Binyamin, editors. `ARUKH HA-SHALEM. Vienna & New York: Bi-defus shel Georg Brog & A. Kohut, 1878-1892. 9 volumes, all 1st edition, including the scarce supplement, in original boards.  

Nr. 176. Kaufmann, David, and `abd Allah Ibn Muhammad Batalyawsi. DIE SPUREN AL-BATLAJÛSI'S IN DER JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONS-PHILOSOPHIE: NEBST EINER AUSGABE DER HERBRÄISCHEN UBERSETZUNGEN SEINER BILDLICHEN KREISE. Budapest: Kön. Ung. Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1880. First edition. 

Nr. 211. Jeitteles, Baruch Ben Jonas (Benedict; 1762-1813). SEFER SCHA`AR HAMELECH HA-KOLEL H. R. SHEL HA-RAMBAM ... 3 VOLUMES IN 1, COMPLETE. Brünn, Gedruckt bey J. Rossmann, 1801-1803. Dual-color red & black title page. 

Nr. 223. Mandelstamm, Leon (1819-1889). HORAE TALMUDICAE. Complete in 2 volumes. 1860. 1st edition. Vol I in German, Vol. II in English (!) as issued. 

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Special thanks to our cataloguers, Cicily Corbett and Nora Pittis. A special welcome to the latest addition to our cataloguing staff, Alex Deschamps.



BIBLIOGRAPHY, REFERENCE, AND RELEVANT SERIALS

1. • A. Rosenthal Ltd. CATALOGUE 67: JUDAICA & HEBRAICA FROM THE LIBRARIES OF THE LATE CHIEF RABBI DR. HERMANN ADLER, DAYAN ASHER FELDMAN, ISRAEL COHEN AND OTHERS. Oxford: A. Rosenthal, 1964. Wrappers; 8vo. 132 pages. 2844 items listed and described. Text from inside catalog: "We would like to call particular attention to the valuable section of Responsa, Rabbinics and Talmudic commentaries. The code word for this catalogue is 'Judith. '" SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew literature -- Bibliography. Manuscripts -- Catalogs. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (Michigan, UPenn CJS) . Very good condition. (CT-8) (ID #14862) $40.00.

2. • A. Rosenthal Ltd. CATALOGUE 79: BIBLIOTECA HEBRAICA: A CATALOGUE OF MORE THAN 2100 PRINTED BOOKS AND MSS. IN HEBREW, AND TRANSLATIONS FROM THE HEBREW, INCLUDING, BIBLE & TALMUD STUDIES, RARE & STANDARD EDITIONS FROM 1521 TO 1970. Oxford: A. Rosenthal, 1971? Wrappers; 8vo. 87 pages. 2218 items listed and described. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Bookseller's reply card laid in. Ex-library with minimal markings, with card partially filled out and some margin notes in ink; "Received April 1971" written on cover. Very good condition. (CT-8) (ID #14875) $25.00.

3. • Aizenshtain, David. OTSAR YISRAEL : ENTSIKLOPEDYA LE-KHOL HA-MIKTSOOT TORAT YISRAEL SIFRUTO VE-DIVRE-YAMAV. Berlin, Menorah, 1924. 2nd Edition. Cloth, Fraying to backstrip (spine covering) with some tears, but boards, internal binding, and paper are all good and solid. ; 8vo; aprox 3000 pages; Shunami # 16. Complete in 10 volumes. Reprint. Includes added title page in English: "Ozar Yisrael: An Encyclopedia of All Matters Concering Jews and Judaism. " In Hebrew. (ID #7519) $300.00.

 


4. • AJS [Association for Jewish Studies] Review, vols 1-24, complete (thus). Original cloth & paperback as issued. Near Fine Condition $575.00

5. • (Bavli, Hillel) Malachi, A. R. ZECHER L'HILLEL: BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF HILLEL BAVLI IN POETRY AND PROSE AND OF THE LITERATURE ABOUT HIM. / ZEKHER LE-HILEL: BIBLIYOGRAFYAH SHEL YETSIROT HILEL BAVLI BE-SHIRAH U-FROZAH U-RESHIMAT HA-MA'AMARIM SHE-NIKHTEVU `ALAV VE-`AL SEFARAV. New York: Alumni Association of the Teachers Institute and Seminary College of Jewish Studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1962. Cloth; 8vo. 85 pages. In Hebrew and English. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Indices in English and Hebrew. Frontispiece photograph of Hillel Bavli. One other illustration, plus facsimile of a letter from Hillel Bavli. OCLC lists seven copies worldwide. Water or other liquid has stained and wrinkled outer edge of pages somewhat; otherwise, very good condition. (CT-2) (ID #14756) $40.00.

6. • Berlin, Charles, compiler and editor. INDEX TO FESTSCHRIFTEN IN JEWISH STUDIES. Cambridge: Harvard College Library, and New York: Ktav, 1971. Cloth; 8vo. Xl, 319 pages. Title page in Hebrew on verso. With subject and author indexes, bibliographic references, corrigenda, and errata. Festschriften -- Jews -- Indexes. Jews -- Bibliography. Juifs -- Bibliographie. Études juives -- Bibliographie. Mélanges (Recueils) -- Bibliographie. Excellent condition. (CT-5) (ID #14818) $45.00.

7. • Crown, Alan David. HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS AND RARE PRINTED BOOKS HELD IN THE FISHER LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY. Sydney: Wentworth Press, 1973. Paper; 4to. 24 pages. Frontispiece plate; one other plate following page 11. Studies in Australian Bibliography No. 20. General Editor Walter W. Stone. SUBJECT (S) : Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Australia -- Sydney (N. S. W. ) -- Catalogs. Rare books -- Australia -- Sydney (N. S. W. ) -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Fisher Library -- Catalogs. Bible -- Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (CT-9) (ID #14939) $30.00.

8. • Eisenstadt, Benzion (1873-1951). ANSHE HA-SHEM BE-ARTSOT HA-BERIT : SEFER ZIKARON LE-RASHE ALFE YISRA'EL. ANSHEI HASHEIM B'ARZEIS HABRIS, ENCYCLOPEDIA CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF ALL THE RABBIS, SCHOLARS, WRITERS, AUTHORS AND OTHER EMINENT FIGURES IN AMERICAN JEWRY. VOLUME I [COMPLETE, NO MORE ISSUED]. St. Louis : The Author, 1933. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 70 pages or columns [!], 8 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew. Most pages printed in double columns. Shunami Nr. 2174. Indexed in the reference work Latter-Day Leaders, Sages and Scholars, which in turn is a work referenced in Where Once We Walked with the code "LDL". Eisenstadt was an American Hebraist, rabbi, and scholar. Eisenstadt was born in Kletsk, Belorussia. In his youth he was attracted to modern Hebrew literature and while in his teens corresponded with Jewish scholars, such as Slonimski and Buber. While still in Russia he published Zioni (Warsaw, 1895; Parts 2-4, Vilna 1899-1902), a biographical dictionary of contemporary rabbis and scholars, and Rabbanei Minsk va-Hakhameha, on the rabbis and scholars of Minsk (Vilna, 1899), as well as Ve-Zot li-Yehudah (1901), annotations on Noda bi-Yehudah, the responsa of Ezekiel Landau. In 1903 he emigrated to the U.S. where, in addition to talmudic works, he continued to publish biographical works on well-known rabbis, scholars and communal leaders. They include Hakhmei Yisrael be-Amerikah (with photographs, 1903), Dorot ha-Aharonim (2 vols., 1913, 1917), Anshei ha-Shem Be-Arzot ha-Brit (1933) and, posthumously Benei Hiyyon (1952)" (EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States. Jews -- Biography. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (NYPL & OSU). Wear to wrappers, internal paper & binding remain excellent, Very Good Condition thus. (ID #16859) $50.00.

9. • Glatzer, Mordechai. edited by Charles Berlin and Rodney Gove Dennis. HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS IN THE HOUGHTON LIBRARY OF THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY: A CATALOGUE. Cambridge: Harvard University Library, 1975. Wrappers; 8vo. 68 pages. Illustrated with facsimiles. Includes indexes. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Some cover soil, including a drink ring; very good condition. (CT-5) (ID #14822) $40.00.


11. • Goldschmidt, Lazarus, editor. DER BABYLONISCHE TALMUD. Complete in 12 VOLUMES. Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1930-1936. Cloth, Small 8vo, ca. 9000 pages. Neu Übertragen. In German, with bound-in silk bookmarks. An absolutely stellar set of this classic, often damaged because of high page-count and heavy use. This set even includes a promotional flyer from its publishers. All Very Good+ Condition. Beautiful. $750.00

12. • Gutmann, Joseph. MANUSCRITS HÈBREUX . ISBN: 2851081918París, Chène, 1978. Cloth, 4to, 119 pages. 21x29 cm. "Traduit de l'anglais par Michel Garel" Includes introduction and 40 high quality color & bland-and-white reproductions of illuminated Hebrew manuscripts with descriptions. Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. (CT-12) (ID #15088) $30.00.

13. • HEBREW UNION COLLEGE ANNUAL. Volumes 1-64, complete (thus), including index for vols 1-37. Cincinnati, HUC, 1924-1993. Cloth, 8vo. Edited by David Philipson, Sheldon H. Blank & Elias L. Epstein. All original volumes. All Very Good+ Condition. A Beautiful set. $3000.00 (later volumes also available as needed on per-volume basis)

 

 

 

13A. • Herlitz, Georg; and Bruno Kirschner, Eds. JÜDISCHES LEXIKON: EIN ENZYKLOPÄDISCHES HANDBUCH DES JÜDISCHEN WISSENS IN VIER BÄNDEN. 4 Volumes in 5 Volumes (Complete). Berlin Jüdischer Verlag 1930. 4to, Quarter leather binding, ca 7000+ pages; Shunami # 4. "Mit über 2000 Illustrationen, Beilagen, Karten und Tabellen.Unter mitarbeit von über 230 jüdischen Gelehrten und Schriftstellern und unter redaktionell er Mithilfe von Ismar Elbogen " [and others]. A marvelous resource. Illustrated by Illustrated by Loaded with Photos, Maps,etc. First Edition. Clean repair to one spine, otherwise Very Good Condition. $ 550.00 

14. • Höxter, Dr. Julius. QUELLENBUCH ZUR JÜDISCHEN GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR: KLEINE AUSGABE. Frankfurt AM Main, J. Kauffmann Verlag, 1935. Cloth, Paper browning, not too fragile. Title page detached. Good; 8vo; 272 + 14 pages; In German & Hebrew.  (ID #1830) $35.00.

15. • Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. Library. A GUIDE TO THE HEBREW MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA. COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES. New York: The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1991. Paper Wrappers; 12mo. X, 449 pages. In five volumes. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- New York (State) -- New York -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Owner's address label on cover of one set. Excellent condition. (CT-5) (ID #14810) $50.00.

16. • Karpeles, Gustav. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN LITERATUR. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Berlin: Robert Oppenheim, 1886. 1st edition. Half leather; 8vo. Vi, 1172 pages. Marbled edges and endpapers; raised bands; gilt lettering. In German. Series: Geschichte der literatur der europäischen völker. Karpeles was a literary historian, editor of many periodicals including the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums, and the Jahrbuch fuer juedische Geschichte und Literatur. "His most important contribution to Jewish scholarship was the Geschichte der juedischen Literatur...Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Volume I has label of S. J. Strauss on inside front cover. Strauss was a Pennsylvania judge. First volume lacks backstrip; second lacks outer cover. Interior of both volumes in very good condition. (GR-6-21) (ID #15936) $100.00.

17. • Karpeles, Gustav. JEWISH LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895. Cloth, 8vo. 404 pages. Gilt lettering and decorations. 12 pages of advertisements at end. Bibliographical annotations and index. Karpeles was a German historian. "Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) Singerman 4859. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish literature. Littérature juive. Ex-library. Bottom corners damp stained. Binding tight. Advertisement for The Talmud by Emanuel Deutsch laid in. Good condition. (AMR-6-19) (ID #16357) $20.00.

18. • Kauffmann, J. BÜCHER AUS VERSCHIEDENEM BESITZ: HEBRAICA, JUDAICA, HANDSCHRIFTEN, INKUNABELN, BÜCHER DES 16.-20. JAHRHUNDERTS. MIT 24 TAFELN. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1933. Wrappers, small 4to. 131 pages. In German (plus index in Hebrew) . Subject and place indices in German. 1685 items listed. 24 plates at back of book. OCLC lists no copies worldwide (Though we locate a copy in a group-entry at Harvard) . Order form and prices realized sheet laid in. Spine and cover chipping-corners missing; some browning to pages. Cover very brittle, but interior of book in good condition. (CT-10) (ID #15005) $50.00.

19. • Kauffmann, J. NR. 38. KATALOG DES ANTIQUARISCHEN BUCHER-LAGERS: MISCHNA UND TALMUD (JERUSALEM. UND BABYL.) . Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1902. Wrappers, 8vo. 21 pages. In German. 329 items listed. OCLC lists no copies worldwide (Though we locate a copy in a group-entry at Harvard) . Some check marks in margin. Pages very brown. Good condition. (CT-10) (ID #14992) $50.00.

20. • MENORAH (AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR JEWISH STUDIES). Vols. 1-4 (Complete) Underdale, S. A.: Australian Association for Jewish Studies, 1987-1990. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. Semiannual. Continued by : AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES. Vols 5-15. Camberwell, Victoria, Australia : Australian Association for Jewish Studies, 1991-2001. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, Annual. $200.00 for all 15 volumes.

21. • Narkiss, Bezalel. HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS. Jerusalem [New York]: Encyclopedia Judaica, Macmillan, 1969. First edition. Cloth; large 4to. 175 pages. Beautifully bound in beige cloth with deep red endpapers. Ornate pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with 60 tipped-in plates. Foreword by Cecil Roth. Notes, glossary, bibliography, and index. "First of a series of publications in various spheres of Judaica which the publishers are issuing in advance of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. " A survey of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts from the earliest period [10th century] through the Renaissance in the Orient, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. Shunami 5845. SUBJECT (S) Illumination of books and manuscripts, Jewish -- Catalogs. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Catalogs. Bible. O. T. -- Illustrations. Upper right-hand corner of book is bumped, resulting in a crease at the corner of all pages, and there is a small dent on bottom edge of cover. Outer glassine layer of dust jacket is peeling badly and top edge of jacket is torn and curled as often found, with a non-archival repair. Very good condition in defective dust jacket. (CT-7) (ID #14851) $60.00.

22. • Nathan ben Jehiel, of Rome, 1035-ca. 1110; Kohut, Alexander; & Musafiya, Binyamin, editors. `ARUKH HA-SHALEM. Vienna & New York: Bi-defus shel Georg Brog & A. Kohut, 1878-1892. 1st edition. 9 volumes; 27 cm. In Hebrew. Added Title Page: Aruch completum. "Musaf he-`arukh le ... Binyamin Musafya ; ... `im hosafot ... Hanokh Yehudah Kohut. " Includes the scarce supplement & index published by Kohut in New York in 1892. OCLC lists 1 copy of this edition (Univ. of Leeds), though that set appears to lack the supplement. OCLC also lists an 1878-1937 edition, almost certainly the original set plus a later re-issue of the supplement. OCLC thus lists no 1st edition sets with the original 1st edition of the supplement volume, which we have present here. SUBJECT(S) Hebrew language, Talmudic -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries. Talmud -- Dictionaries. Light wear & rubbing to boards, paper starting to brown as usual for imprints of this period, but a good, sold set of this rare work. $1500.00.

23. • Netzer, Amnon. OTSAR KITVE HA-YAD SHEL YEHUDEI PARAS BI-MEKHON BEN-TSEVI. ISBN: 965235015X. Yerushalayim: Mekhon Ben-Tsevi le-heker kehilot Yisra'el ba-Mizrah, Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsevi veha-Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim, 1985. Cloth, 4to, 234 pages, plus 17 pages of facsimile plates, some in color. 26 cm. In Hebrew with English title page: "Manuscripts of the Jews of Persia in the Ben Zvi Institute. " Preface is also in English. Includes bibliographical references on pages 59-69. SUBJECT (S) : Manuscripts, Judeo-Persian -- Jerusalem -- Catalogs. Judeo-Persian literature -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Judaism -- Iran -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Named Corp: Mekhon Ben-Tsevi le-heker kehilot Yisra'el ba-Mizrah -- Library -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. (CT-12) (ID #15071) $100.00.

24. • Shaked, Shaul. A TENTATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GENIZA DOCUMENTS. Paris: Mouton, 1964. Wrappers; 8vo. 355 pages. Prepared under the direction of D. H. Baneth and S. D. Goitein. Series: École pratique des hautes études, Sorbonne. Sixième Section: Sciences économiques et sociales. Études juives, 5. SUBJECT (S) : Genizah. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs. Some sunning and soil to white cover, and a small dent on outside edge of book. Very good condition. (CT-9) (ID #14924) $40.00.

25. • Steinschneider, M. JEWISH LITERATURE FROM THE EIGHTH TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON TALMUD AND MIDRASH. New York: Hermon, 1970. Cloth; 8vo. Xii, 378, xxiv columns, 46 pages. With extensive bibliographic notes, corrections and additions, Hebrew and Arabic indices, and an index of authors in English. Reprint of a translation by William Spottiswoode, first published in London, 1857; translated, with alterations, from the author's "Jüdische Literatur" in Ersch & Gruber's "Allgemeine Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste, " Leipzig, 1850, 2d section, v. 27, pages 357-471. "New edition with index of authors. " Jewish literature -- History and criticism. Littérature juive -- Histoire et critique. Excellent condition in very good dust jacket. (CT-3) (ID #14766) $40.00.

MONOGRAPHS & SINGLE VOLUMES

26. • Aaron Ben Elijah (1328?-1369) . SEFER HA-MITSVOT HA-GADOL GAN EDEN: BE-VE'UR KAVONOT HA-MITSVOT SHEBA-TORAH VE-DINE' INYANIM HA-NIKHLALIM BE-TOKHO. Gozlv? A [Yevapatoria]: Y. Savskan , (Bi-defus A. Firkovits) , 1864. Cloth, Large 8vo, 197 leaves. 28 cm. In Hebrew. The Jewish laws according to their interpretation by the Karaites. SUBJECT(S) : Karaite law. Commandments, Six hundred and thirteen (Karaites) Jewish sects. Jews -- Laws. OCLC lists 6 copies of this edition worldwide. Attractively bound in modern cloth, with original covers bound in. Some old stains, overall Very Good Condition. (GH-1-15) (ID #16402) $500.00.

27. • Aboab, R. Isaak. translated & edited by S. Bamberger. DER LICHTSPENDENDE LEUCHTER: EINE SAMMLUNG DER JÜDISCHEN ETHIK AUS BIBEL UND TALMUD. Hamburg, Verlag Von George Kramer (Hebraische Buchhandlung) , 1920. 1st Edition Thus. Cloth, Paper browning but solid, hinges a bit shaken but still good, Good condition overall ; 8°; vii, 544 pages; "A summary of Jewish Ethics from the Bible and Talmud. " Somewhat scarce. No copy listed at Harvard. (ID #7967) $75.00.

28. • Abrahams, Israel. CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATURE. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication society of America, 1899. 12mo. 275 pages. Index and 5 pages of advertisements for other publications of the Society. Bibliography at end of each chapter. A study of Jewish works from the Rabbinic Age until the end of the 19th century. Covers the Talmud, Flavius Josephus, The Midrash, Letters of the Goanim, Karitic Literature, Saadiah of Fayum, Spanish-Jewish Poets, Rashi, Maimonides, Nachmanides, The Zohar, Italian Jewish Poets, Travelers Tales, Historians and Chroniclers, Isaac Abaranel, The Shulchan Aruch, Spinoza, Manasseh ben Israel, and Moses Mendelssohn. Singerman 5507. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish literature -- History and criticism. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained; pages warped. Lacks outer wrappers. Outer soil. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-17) (ID #16150) $20.00.

29. • Abrahams, Israel; Loewe, H. M. J.; Holdsworth, William Searle; Page, William; Jackson, Archibald. STARRS AND JEWISH CHARTERS PRESERVED IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. VOL I ONLY. 1930. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, Cambridge [Eng.] Printed for the Society at the University press, 1930. 1st edition. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 135 pages. 25 cm. Contents: Vol I. Introduction. Notes on the transliteration of Hebrew proper names. Latin, French, Hebrew texts, translations and notes. Light wear to covers, Very Good Condition. (BR-5) (ID #13047) $50.00.

30. • Albrecht, Karl; Salomon Funk; & Nivard Schlögl; editors. MONUMENTA HEBRAICA/MONUMENTA TALMUDICA UNTER MITWERKUNG ZAHLREICHER MITARBEITER. FUENFTER BAND [OF 5? ]--GESCHICHTE. Wien, Orion-Verlag, 1914. 1st Edition. Cloth, Some water damage but solid. Ex-library rebind. Binding good; 4to (large) ; xi, 64 pages; "1.Teil: Griechen und Roemer, bearbeitet von Samuel Krauss. Zweites Heft. I. " 34 cm. This part only. Stands on its own Original front werapper (cover) present (but detached) . In German & Hebrew. Issued in parts (ID #5244) $50.00.

RAB-1-9-allen.jpg (105659 bytes)31. • Allen, Isaac. HASHVAOT BEN DINE YISRAEL U-DINE ARTSOT HA-BERIT: ZIKHRONOT, PARPERAOT. Tel Aviv & New York: Isaac Allen, 1961. Hardbound; 8vo. 144, 67 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Title in English on verso: Comparisons Between Talmudic and American Law. Book consists of two sections; the Hebrew is the longer of the two. Hebrew sections includes about 20 articles on Jewish Law, as well as personal remininscences and remembrances. Allen is a New York attorney. SUBJECT (S) : Comparative law. Jewish law. Law -- United States. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Pages slightly dark; otherwise, excellent condition. (RAB-1-9) (ID #17234-2) $35.00.


32. • Alshekh, Moses (Mosheh, D. After 1593) . מראות הצובאות :פירוש על נביאים אחרונים MAR'OT HA-TSOV'OT: PERUSH `AL NEVI'IM AHARONIM, PLUS COMMENTARY. Fürth [Fiorda]: Hirsh ben ... Leb Atinezus, 1765. Cloth, 4to (large) , 110 + [50] leaves (lacking leaves 48-50) . 33 cm. In Hebrew. Includes his commentary to Trei Asar (the 12 Minor Prophets) bound in at rear, though it is missing the title page and leaves 48-50. OCLC lists 4 copies (Harvard, NYPL, Penn, Penn Ctr Jewish Studies) . Alshekh was a "rabbi and Bible commentator, born in Adrianople. He studied in Salonika under Joseph Taitazak and Joseph Caro, and then emigrated to Erez Israel, settling in Safed, where he gained prominence as an halakhic authority, a teacher in two talmudic academies, and a preacher. He was active in communal affairs and was a member of the rabbinical court of Joseph Caro, who conferred upon him the full ordination which had been reintroduced by R. Jacob Berab. Alshekh in turn ordained in 1590 Hayyim Vital, who was his disciple in halakhah. His major field of interest was halakhah but, acceding to requests to preach on Sabbaths, in the course of preparing his sermons he occupied himself also with Bible exegesis. He also engaged in the study of the Kabbalah, from which he derived the fundamentals of his religious philosophy. According to one tradition, Isaac Luria sought to dissuade him from pursuing kabbalistic studies...He participated there in a rabbinical court session in the spring of 1593. He died soon after at a venerable age. Alshekh reworked his sermons into commentaries to most of the books of the Bible" (Tovia Preschel in EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Prophets (Nevi'im) -- Commentaries. Wear to period rag paper, heavy in some places, loss of text to last page of the commentary to Trei Asar. Top margin clipped close by binder, often obliterating the pagination and page headings, but never the text. External binding Good, Good- Condition overall. (GH-6-2) (ID #16909) $350.00.

33. • Altman, Alexander. SAADYA GAON : THE BOOK OF DOCTRINES AND BELIEFS. England: Oxford: East and West Library, 1956. Cloth, 8vo, 190 pages, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding slightly loose. Sticker mark on front cover and back right endpage. Fair condition. (ID #13068) $50.00.

34. • Appel, Gersion. A PHILOSOPHY OF MIZVOT: THE RELIGIOUS-ETHICAL CONCEPTS OF JUDAISM, THEIR ROOTS IN BIBLICAL LAW, AND THE ORAL TRADITION. New York, Ktav Publishing House 1975. Paperback, 8vo, xi, 288 pages. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 0870682504 Very Good Condition; (# 4536) (ID #12920) $15.00.

35. • Aragon) Régné, Jean. edited and Annotated by Yom Tov Assis, In Association with Adam Gruzman. HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN ARAGON: REGESTA AND DOCUMENTS, 1213. Jerusalem : Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1978. Faux leather, 8vo x, 735 pages, plus 4 leaves of plates (3 are folding. ) and many illustrations; 24 cm. Part of the series. Hispania Judaica , Nr. 1. ISBN 965-223-303-x Originally published in the Revue des Éudes juives. Contains more than 3, 500 regesta in French and a selection of original documents in Latin or Spanish, mostly from the Archivo General de la Corona de Aragon, with a preface & introduction in English. Includes indexes. Subjects: Jews -- Spain -- Aragon -- History -- Sources -- Abstracts. Aragon (Spain) -- Ethnic relations -- Sources -- Abstracts. Very good condition in good jacket. (CH-1) (ID #10613) $50.00.

36. • Averroes (father and son); Abu Muhammad Abd Allah Ibn Rushd; J Hercz, ed.; Shmuel Ibn Tibbon, trans. DREI ABHANDLUNGEN ÜBER DIE CONJUNCTION DES SEPARATEN INTELLECTS MIT DEM MENSCHEN VON AVERROES (VATER UND SOHN) AUS DEM ARABISCHEN ÜBERSETZT VON SAMUEL IBN TIBBON, ZUM ERSTEN MALE HERAUSGEGEBEN, ÜBERSETZT [INS DEUTSCHE] UND ERLÄUTERT VON DR. J. HERCZ. Berlin: H. S. Hermann, 1869. Cloth; 12mo. Xiv, 63, 24 pages. Marbled edges. In German, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, and Greek. Title page in Hebrew on verso: Sheloshah ma'amarim lehe-hakham Ibn Roshd. Includes bibliographical references. "Three Treatises on the Conjunction of the Separate Intellects with Persons. " Averroes was a 12th-century Islamic physician and philosopher, best known for his commentaries on Aristotle's works; he was influential to Jews in the late Middle Ages because of the Hebrew translations of his works. SUBJECT (S) : Immortality (Philosophy) Philosophy, Islamic -- Early works to 1800. Philosophy, Jewish -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Owner inscribed. Bookplate on inside back cover. Cover edgeworn and scuffed; archival repair to hinges. Some foxing. Binding very tight. Printed on high quality paper. Interior in very good condition. (GR-6-20) (ID #15935) $175.00.

37. • Avneri, Z. GOING TO GENTILE COURTS (ENGLISH SUMMARY) . OFFPRINT FROM: "ZION," QUARTERLY FOR RESEARCH IN JEWISH HISTORY, VOL XXV, NR. 1, PP. 57-61. Jerusalem, Zion, 1960. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 6 pages. Guido Kisch's copy, inscribed to him on the Hebrew Cover, in Hebrew, and initialed by the author. Very Good Condition. (ID #12895) $20.00.

38. • Bacher, Wilhelm. DIE EXEGETISCHE TERMINOLOGIE DER JÜDISCHEN TRADITIONSLITERATUR: DIE BIBEL UND TRADITIONSEXEGETISCHE TERMINOLOGIE DER AMORÄER. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1905. Cloth. 8vo. 258 pages. In German. Bacher was a Czech-born rabbi and scholar who taught biblical exegesis, Midrash, homiletics and Hebrew poetry and grammar at the rabbincal seminary in Budapest, which he also headed for a large part of his life. He was a consultant for the Jewish Encyclopedia written from 1901-1906 and also contributed to it. This work is the second volume of a two part series and focuses on the exegesis of the Palestinian and Babylonian amoraim (Moshe Nahum Zobel, EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew Language, Talmudic-Dictionaries-German. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Binding has been reinforced. Colored patterned endpapers. Slight wear to bottom of binding. Gilt lettering on binding. Overall in Very Good Condition. (GERN-3-13). (ID #16726) $125.00.

39. • Back, Samuel. R. MEÏR BEN BARUCH AUS ROTHENBURG; SEIN LEBEN UND WIRKEN, SEINE SCHICKSALE UND SCHRIFTEN : GEDENKSCHRIFT ZUR SECHSHUNDERSTEN JAHRESWENDE SEINES TODES. -- 1. BAND: LEBEN, WIRKEN UND SCHICKSALE. (COMPLETE, NO MORE PUBLISHED) . Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1895. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 112 pages. In German. Text on title page "Mit Subvention der Zunz-Stiftung in Berlin. " No more published. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Persecutions. Meir ben Baruch, of Rothenburg, ca. 1215-1293. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex-library with all the usual markings. Library binding. Age staining; notes in pencil. Flyleaf chipping. Good condition. (SW-5-23) (ID #15644) $62.50.

40. • Baer, Yitzhak. translated From The Hebrew by Louis Schoffman. A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN CHRISTIAN SPAIN. VOLUME I ONLY: " FROM THE AGE OF RECONQUEST TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.". Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1961. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, vii, 463, 22 cm. Stands on its own for this period. "May be regarded as a translation of the second [Hebrew] edition. Here and there ... The text has been slightly abridged ... Elsewhere, ... Principally in the notes, the translation contains material not found in either of the Hebrew editions. " Includes bibliographical references. Subject : Jews -- Spain -- History. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (ch-x1) (ID #10616) $30.00.

41. • Baer, Yitzhak. translated From The Hebrew by Louis Schoffman. A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN CHRISTIAN SPAIN. VOLUME I ONLY: " FROM THE AGE OF RECONQUEST TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.". Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1961. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, vii, 463, Ex-library with usual marks, Good in Good Jacket. (ch-x1) (ID #10617) $20.00.

42. • Barclay, Joseph. Trans by S Liddell MacGregor Mathers and Alice Lucas. HEBREW LITERATURE COMPRISING TALMUDIC TREAISES, HEBREW MELODIES AND THE KABBALAH UNVEILED. London & New York: Colonial Press, 1901. Cloth; 12mo. x, 400 pages. Introduction by Epiphanius Wilson. Revised edition. Contains translated sections of the Talmud, the Kabbalah and Hebrew poems from the medieval Spanish period. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew literature -- Translations into English. English literature -- Translations from Hebrew. Literatura inglesa -- Traducciones del hebreo. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers, colored frontispiece and plates. Pages somewhat wrinkled; some bent. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-24) (ID #16108) $20.00.

43. • Baron, Salo Wittmayer, & Joseph L. Blau, editors. JUDAISM, POSTBIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC PERIOD. Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1954. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Light wear, Good Condition; 8vo; 245 pages (ID #5260) $25.00.

RAB-1-11-ben-sasson.jpg (106674 bytes)44. • Ben-Sasson, H[aim]. H[illel]. MIN HA-MERKAZ LA-KEHILAH BA-MAKOM: IGROT U-SHETAROT. Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center, 1977. Paper; 8vo. 122 pages. In Hebrew. Title in English on verso: Letters and documents of the relationship between the centre and the local community in the 10th to the 11th century; Between the centre and the local community. Series: Kuntresim, mekorot u-mehkarim 46. Includes bibliographic references. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 -- Sources. Geonic literature. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Cover slightly scuffed and pages a bit dark, else very good condition. (RAB-1-11) (ID #17236) $60.00.


45. • Berechiah Ben Natronai, Ha Nakdan; Adelard Of Bath; Hermann Gollancz. DODI VE-NECHDI (UNCLE AND NEPHEW) : THE WORK OF BERACHYA HANKDAN. London; New York: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1920. Cloth. 8vo. Introduction: xxii; Part I: 161 pages; Part II: 59 pages. In Hebrew and English. This edition includes the first English translation from Latin of Adelard of Bath's Quaestiones naturales. Adelard discourses in his work, in the form of a dialogue between Uncle and Nephew, on the various branches of Natural Science, treating his subject from the point of view of 'Arabian' philosophy. The questions embrace plants, animals, man, and also the physical conditions of the Universe. SUBJECT (S) : Science-Medieval. Binding partially detached in one place. Gilt lettering on cover and binding. Name of previous owner in ink on front endpaper. Overall in good condition. (BR-8-8) . (ID #17001) $40.00.

46. • Berlin, Charles; and Aaron Katchen, editors. CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM : THE STUDY OF JEWISH CULTURE BY CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN TIMES. PROCEEDINGS OF A COLLOQUIUM AND CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION. ARRANGED BY THE JUDAICA DEPARTMENT OF THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY ON THE OCCASION OF HARVARD'S 350TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Paperback, 8vo, Cambridge, Harvard University Library, 1988. Paper Wrappers, Oblong 4to, 58 pages. Includes illustrations & facsimiles. 22 x 28 cm. Contents include: The Ambiguous bond, Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, by Krister Stendahl; The Medieval background of Christian Hebraism, by Marc E. Saperstein; Christian Hebraism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, by Aaron L. Katchen; etc. Exhibition catalogue arranged and prepared by Charles Berlin and Aaron L. Katchen; with text by Aaron L. Katchen. "Colloquium, May 5, 1986; Exhibition, May 1986". Subject : Hebrew language -- Study and teaching -- History. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Humanism. Hebraists, Christian. (ID #12765) $15.00.

47. • Berliner, A. , and D. Hoffmann, Eds. MAGAZIN FÜR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS / OZAR TOB. HEBRÄISCHE BEILAGE. VIERZEHNTER JAHRGANG. 1887. [ & ] FÜNFZEHNTER JAHRGANG. 1888. [&] OZAR TOB. HEBRÄISCHE BEILAGE. 1893. Berlin: Julius Benzian, 1887-1893. Half cloth; 8vo. 201, 22, 196, 14, 108 pages. Marbled edges. In German and Hebrew. Includes separately-paged Hebrew supplement [Otsar tov], also entitled Ozar Tob, at the back of first two volumes. Third section is just Ozar Tob, for 1893, alone. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Germany -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Bookplate from New York Congressman Lucius N. Littauer bequeathing volume to his alma mater Harvard University. Binding cracked; many pages loose or chipping, but complete. Pages bright and clean, with no loss of text. Fair condition. (GR-6-31) (ID #15946) $225.00.

48. • Berliner, A[braham]. DER EINHEITSGESANG: EINE LITERAR-HISTORISCHE STUDIE. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1910. Cloth; 8vo. 31 pages. First edition. In German. "Wissenschaftliche Beilage zum Jahresbericht des Rabbiner-Seminars zu Berlin für 1908/09 (5669) . " Berliner was a German scholar and author with a vast knowledge of rabbinic literature and of ancient and modern languages. He was editor for many years of the Magazin fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums (with a Hebrew supplement, Ozar Tov) . Aus dem Leben der deutschen Juden im Mittelalter, originally published in 1861, is a history of German Jewry. (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Liturgy. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Bound in stiff boards. Very good condition. (GER-10-12) (ID #16956) $40.00.


49. • Berliner, A[braham]. edited by A. Freimann and M. Hildesheimer. FESTSCHRIFT ZUM SIEBZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAGE A. BERLINER'S: GEWIDMET VON FREUNDEN UND SCHÜLERN. Frankfurt: J. Kaufmann, 1903. Half leather; 8vo. Xxxi, 376, 130 pages. Marbled boards and edges. First edition. 1 of only 300 copies printed. In German and Hebrew. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Tissued frontispiece portrait of Berliner. "Bibliographie der Schriften und Aufsätze des Dr. A. Berliner": pages [vii]-xxxi. Berliner was a German scholar and author with a vast knowledge of rabbinic literature and of ancient and modern languages. He was editor for many years of the Magazin fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums (with a Hebrew supplement, Ozar Tov) . Aus dem Leben der deutschen Juden im Mittelalter, originally published in 1861, is a history of German Jewry. (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew philology. Judaism -- History. Jews -- History. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Jewish Cultural Reconstruction sticker on inside front cover. Stamp of Frankfurt Realschule on title page and their shelving number on the verso. Ex-library. Cover scuffed and peeling; backstrip not present. Dampstains, mainly to margins of book. Text in very good condition. (GER-10-14) (ID #16958) $135.00.

50. • Berliner, A[braham]. RABBI JESAJA BERLIN: EINE BIOGRAPHISCHE SKIZZE IM RABBINER-SEMINAR ZU BERLIN. Berlin: Julius Benzian, 1879. Cloth; 8vo. 30 pages. First edition. In German. "Separat-Abzug aus dem 'Magazin für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums', Jahrg. 6, Heft 2"-Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references. Berliner was a German scholar and author with a vast knowledge of rabbinic literature and of ancient and modern languages. He was editor for many years of the Magazin fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums (with a Hebrew supplement, Ozar Tov) . Aus dem Leben der deutschen Juden im Mittelalter, originally published in 1861, is a history of German Jewry. (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Rabbis -- Germany -- Berlin -- Biography. Berlin, Isaiah ben Judah Loeb, 1725-1799. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Inscribed by author on title page. Ex-library with minimal markings. Bound in stiff boards. Edgeworn. Pages dark, wrinkled, very brittle and chipped; detached from binding. Text in good condition. (GER-10-13) (ID #16957) $30.00.

51. • Bernfeld, S. DER TALMUD. SEIN WESEN, SEINE BEDEUTUNG UND SEINE GESCHICHTE. Berlin: S. Calvary, 1900. Cloth; 8vo. Iv, 120 pages. Bernfeld was a rabbi, scholar and author who popularized and disseminated much important literary and scientific knowledge. (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish learning and scholarship. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Ex-library; original paper wrappers in newer cloth binding. Corners worn; original wraps soiled; corner of front wrap chipped off; interior loose in binding. Interior in very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15601) $50.00.




RAB-1-13-bettan.jpg (49884 bytes)52. • Bettan, Israel. STUDIES IN JEWISH PREACHING: MIDDLE AGES. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1939. Cloth; 8vo. Xi, 404 pages. First edition. Series: The Henry and Ida Krolik memorial publications, volume 1. Bettan was a rabbi and professor at Hebrew Union College. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish preaching. Bit of edgewear and soil; pages slightly darkened. Very good condition. (RAB-1-13) (ID #17238) $20.00.

 

 

 

RAB-1-7-birnbaum.jpg (91194 bytes)52A. Birnbaum, David. GOD AND EVIL: A UNIFIED THEODICY/THEOLOGY/PHILOSOPHY. Hoboken, New Jersey: Ktav, 1986. Hardbound; 8vo. Xxi, 266 pages. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Birnbaum is an author and scholar who has taught at New School for Social Research. SUBJECT (S) : Theodicy. Good and evil. Theodicee. Vrije wil. Goed en kwaad. Bookplate of Jerome R. Malino on inside front cover. Malino was a leader of the American Reform movement, Rabbi of the United Jewish Center in Danbury, Connecticut for 66 years, former CCAR President, and Lecturer in Homiletics at Hebrew Union College. Excellent condition in excellent jacket. (RAB-1-7) (ID# 12232) $20.00



53. • Birnbaum, Nathan; und Hugo Herrmann, translators. EDOM: BERICHTE JÜDISCHER ZEUGEN UND ZEITGENOSSEN ÜBER DIE JUDENVERFOLGUNGEN WAHREND DER KREÜZZUGE. Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1919. Cloth, 8vo, 79 pages. 21 cm. Spine repaired, Good Condition. (GER-10-20-DW) (ID #17056) $35.00.

54. • Bisliches, Mordecai Leib. CATALOG WERTHVOLLER HEBRÄISCHER HANDSCHRIFTEN. Berlin: Druck von Kornegg's Buchdruckerei, 1850. Wrappers; 16mo. Vi, 55 pages. In Hebrew. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Text on title page: "Von Dr. L. Zunz, mit Anmerkungen, enthaltend einige Untersuchungen über einzelne in den Handschriften erwähnte Autoren, und Auszüge aus denselben, von Senior Sachs. " Bisliches was editor of some valuable Hebrew works of medieval authors, and a collector of Hebrew manuscripts. This work, in Hebrew the "Ha-Palit, " is a catalogue of eighty valuable Hebrew manuscripts in the possession of Bisliches, described by Leopold Zunz, with additional remarks by Senior Sachs. (JE) Zunz was the founder of the Wissenschaft des Judenthums (Science of Judaism) . OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Yale) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Water damaged; no outer wrappers. Hebrew title page detached, but present. Torn and chipped, with loss of a few letters of text. Rest of text in good condition. (GR-07-6) (ID #15952) $100.00.

55. • Blau, Ludwig. DAS ALTJÜDISCHE ZAUBERWESEN. Budapest, 1898. Half cloth; 8vo. Viii, 167, 32 pages. In German. Series: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest für das Schuljahr 1897-98. Includes bibliographical references. "Blau was a prolific Jewish scholar who contributed to almost every aspect of Jewish learning. He was a regular contributor to most of the Jewish and non-Jewish scholarly periodicals dedicated to theology and philology. His bibliography includes 887 items and in the Zsid\ Szemle he reviewed 1, 383 books. " (Alexander Scheiber, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Magic, Semitic. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UMichigan, JNUL, London Library) . Usual age staining; spine broken. Text in good condition. (SW-5-28) (ID #15649) $37.50.

RAB-1-8-bleich.jpg (226965 bytes)56. • Bleich, J. David. PROVIDENCE IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF GERSONIDES. New York: Yeshiva University Press, 1973. Hardbound; 8vo. 141 pages. First edition. Fourth in the series Studies in Judaica. "Translation and annotation of the fourth treatise of Gersonides' Milhamot ha-Shem regarding Providence, " pages 45-104. Includes bibliographical references. Bleich is a professor of Talmud and an authority on Jewish law and ethics and bioethics. SUBJECT (S) : Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344. Cover slightly scuffed; otherwise, excellent condition. (RAB-1-8) (ID #17233) $50.00.

57. • Bloch, Moses. JAHRESBERICHT DER LANDES-RABBINERSCHULE IN BUDAPEST FÜR DAS SCHULJAHR 1881-82. VORANGEHT: DIE CIVILPROCESS-ORDNUNG NACH MOSAISCH-RABBINISCHEM RECHTE. Budapest: Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1882. Wrappers; 8vo. Iv, 108, 21 pages. In German. Annotated. Moses Bloch was a Bohemian rabbi and author. He was professor of Talmud and Codes and also rector of the Budapest Seminary for 30 years. Bloch published important monographs in German and Hungarian on biblical and talmudic law in the yearbooks of the Budapest Seminary, of which this is one volume. (EJ) OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Edgeworn; usual age staining. Very good condition. (GR-4-3) (ID #16019) $100.00.

58. • Blumenstein, J. DIE VERSCHIEDENEN EIDESARTEN NACH MOSAISCH-TALMUDISEHEM RECHTE UND DIE FÄLLE IHRER ANWENDUNG. EIN BEITRAG ZUR ÄLTERN RECHTSGESCHICHTE NACH DEN ORIGINALQUELLEN BEARBEITET. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1883. Quarter leather; 8vo. 31 [bound with 102] pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Oaths (Jewish law) Oaths -- Biblical teaching. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Bound with Oscar Bähr, Das Gesetz über falsche Zeugen nach Bibel und Talmud (Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1882. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide) . Spine worn and chipped; backstrip not present. Binding tight; text in very good condition. (GER-3-19z) (ID #16533) $150.00.

59. • Bokser, Rabbi Ben Zion. THE WISDOM OF THE TALMUD--A THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH THOUGHT. New York, Philosophical Library, 1951. 1st Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket; Small 8vo; 180 pages; louis finkelstein's 1st edition copy of ben zion bokser's classic, inscribed to him in year of publication by the author (ID #4994) $100.00.

60. • Bokser, Rabbi Ben Zion. THE WISDOM OF THE TALMUD--A THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH THOUGHT. New York, Philosophical Library, 1951. Cloth, Very Good Condition in Good Jacket; Small 8vo; 180 pages (ID #4995) $20.00.

RAB-1-6-borowitz.jpg (73584 bytes)61. • Borowitz, Eugene B. EXPLORING JEWISH ETHICS: PAPERS ON COVENANT RESPONSIBILITY. Detroit: Wayne State University, 1990. Cloth; 8vo. 498 pages. Includes bibliographical references and index. Borowitz is a rabbi, a prolific author, and professor at Hebrew Union College, which calls him the "dean" of American Jewish philosophers. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- 20th century. Jewish ethics. Judaism and social problems. Judaism -- United States. Excellent condition in excellent jacket. (RAB-1-6) (ID #17231) $20.00.

 

 


62. • (Brandenburg) König, Johann Balthasar. ANNALEN DER JUDEN IN DEN DEUTSCHEN STAATEN, BESONDERS IN DER MARK BRANDENBURG. Berlin: Louis Lamm, 1912. Cloth; small 8vo. [17], 333, [9] pages. First edition. Series: Lamm's Bibliotheka judaika, no. 11. Reprint of original edition of 1790. Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S) : Philosophy, Jewish -- Medieval. Jews -- Germany -- Brandenburg. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Owner's stamp on title page: Rabbiner J. Nobel, Schneidemühl. Owner inscribed on flyleaf: Jacob R. Marcus. Marcus was a rabbi and historian; professor at Hebrew Union College. Boards scuffed. Very good condition. (GER-9-13) (ID #16924) $300.00.



RAB-1-2-brayer.jpg (102186 bytes)63. • Brayer, Menachem M. THE JEWISH WOMAN IN RABBINIC LITERATURE. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Hoboken, New Jersey: Ktav, 1986. Hardbound; 8vo. Xv, 352, xv, 285 pages. Complete in two volumes. Volume One is "A Psychosocial Perspective; " Volume Two is "A Psychohistorical Perspective. " Notes, glossary, Hebrew and general bibliographies, and index. Brayer was a Polish-born clinical psychologist and Biblical scholar who taught for many years at Yeshiva University. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish women -- History. Women in rabbinical literature. Jewish women -- Psychology. Vrouwen. Rabbijnse literatuur. Excellent condition. (RAB-1-2) (ID #17227) $40.00.

64. • Broshi, Magen. TWELVE PAGES FROM THE CAIRO GENIZA. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1984. Wrappers; large 8vo. 34 pages. Genizah -- Egypt -- Cairo. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs. English and Hebrew. Title on added t. P. : Teresar dapim meha-Genizah ha-Kahirit. Exhibition held at the Israel Museum, of a representative selection from the Ivan F. And Seema Boesky Family Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Introductions in English and Hebrew by M. Broshi, S. D. Goitein and E. Fleischer. OCLC lists twelve copies worldwide. Bit of cover soil; very good condition. (CT-1) (ID #14632) $35.00.

RAB-1-5-budge.jpg (190244 bytes)65. • Budge, E. A. Wallace. AMULETS AND SUPERSTITIONS: THE ORIGINAL TEXTS WITH TRANSLATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF A LONG SERIES OF EGYPTIAN, SUMERIAN, ASSYRIAN, HEBREW, CHRISTIAN, GNOSTIC, AND MUSLIM AMULETS AND TALISMANS AND MAGICAL FIGURES, WITH CHAPTERS ON THE EVIL EYE, THE ORIGIN . OF THE AMULET, THE PENTAGON, THE SWASTIKA, THE CROSS (PAGAN AND CHRISTIAN), THE PROPERTIES OF STONES, RINGS, DIVINATION, NUMBERS, THE KABBÂLÂH, ANCIENT ASTROLOGY, ETC. New York: Dover, 1978. Wrappers; 8vo. Xxxix, 543 pages. Reprint of the 1930 edition published by Oxford University Press, London. Includes index. Chapters on Hebrew amulets, the Kabbalah, theories about numbers, and so on. Dr. Budge of the British Museum was one of the foremost Egyptologists of the century. SUBJECT (S) : Amulets. Superstition. Misticismo. Religiao Da Antiguidade. Small stamp on title page. Excellent condition. (RAB-1-5) (ID #17230) $20.00.

66. • Christianity) Duschak, M. DIE MORAL DER EVANGELIEN UND DES TALMUD. EINE VERGLEICHENDE STUDIE IM GEISTE UNSERER ZEIT. Brno, Bernhard Epstein, 1877. 1st Edition (?). Cloth, Attractively bound together in period cloth. Very Good Condition. ; 8°; X, 58 pages; Bound with: Durege, Jenny: JUDENTUM UND CHRISTENTUM. VORTRAG GEHALTEN IN PRAG AM 12. FEBRUAR 1912 IM SÄULENSAALDES DEUTSCHEN HAUSES. (Magdeburg: R. Zacharias. 1912. 8°. 27 pages. 2. Tausend) . Gesamtverzeichnis 1700-1910, XXX. 474. (ID #8124) $75.00.

RAB-1-16-churgin.jpg (84462 bytes)67. • Churgin, Gershon. OFAKE MAHASHAVAH: PIRKE `IYUN BA-FILOSOFYAH HA-YEHUDIT VEHA-KELALIT. New York: Yeshiva University Press, 1968. Wrappers, 8vo. 250 pages. Title in English on verso: Studies in Jewish and General Philosophy. Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S) : Philosophy, Jewish. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, Yeshiva High School of Flatbush, OSU, UCapetown) , with only one at an academic library in the US. Sunned; bit of edgewear. Very good condition. (RAB-1-16) (ID #17240) $75.00.

68. • Cohen, Boaz. NOTE SUR LA LOI JUIVE DE DIVORCE ... Paris, Imprimerie H. Elias, 1932. 1st Edition (?). Paper Wrappers, Edgechipping to cover, internally very good overall Good Condition. ; 8vo; 12 pages; 26 cm. Not an offprint. A Publications de la Societe des etudes juives. Inscribed in Boaz' hand : "For the _____ Library" (ID #6726) $45.00.

69. • Cohen, Boaz. SAADIA ANNIVERSARY VOLUME. New York: [The Press of the Jewish Publication Society], 1943. Cloth, 8vo. 346 pages. Gilt titles; blind-stamped cover. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Series: Its Texts and studies; v. 2; Variation: American Academy for Jewish Research; Texts and studies; v. 2. Contents: Baron, S. W. Saadia's communal activities. --Cohen, Boaz. Quotations from Saadia's Arabic commentary on the Bible from two manuscripts of Abraham ben Solomon. --Gandz, Solomon. Saadia gaon as a mathematician. --Wolfson, H. A. The Kalam arguments for creation in Saadia, Averroes, Maimonides and St. Thomas. --Elbogen, Ismar. Saadia's Siddur. --Higger, Michael. Saadia and the treatise Soferim. --Halkin, A. S. The relation of the Samaritans to Saadia gaon. --Freimann, Aron. Saadia bibliography (pages 327-330) . "Essays on Rabbi Saadia ben Joseph, a native of Fayyum, Egypt, and gaon of Sura, the thousandth anniversary of whose death was commemorated by Jews in the year gone by ... Edited by Professor Boaz Cohen. "--Editorial statement. Bibliographical footnotes. Index. SUBJECT(S): Saadiah ben Joseph, gaon, 892? -942. Spine bumped; else very good condition. (RAB-3-6) (ID #17294) $40.00.

70. • Cohon, Beryl D. ETHICS OF THE RABBIS. Boston: The Chapple Publishing Company, Ltd. , 1932. Cloth, 8vo, 156 pages in English, XXXI page "Hebrew text of Aboth", gilt lettering on cover. "With brief biographies of the more famous sages of the Mishnah and the Hebrew text of Aboth. " Wear and sunning on cover and backstrip. Front right endpaper tearing and stamped with previous owner's name. Good condition. (ID #13236) $30.00.

71. • Cooperman, Bernard (editor). JEWISH THOUGHT IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY (HARVARD JUDAIC TEXTS AND STUDIES, 2.) [Cambridge, Mass. ], Harvard University Press, 1983. Paperback, 492 pages. ISBN 0-674-47462-7 Religion & Spirituality : Christianity : Theology : Philosophy Includes "Some recent research, Bernard D. Cooperman" on pages 488-492. Als o includes bibliographical references. This large volume, distinguished by original analyses, authoritative syntheses, and sophisticated suggestions f or revisionist approaches to certain problems, contains most of the papers prepared for the international colloquium on 'Jewish Thought In The Sixteenth Century' which was held at Harvard University under the auspices of the Center For Jewish Studies. (ID #6) $15.00.

72. • Cowen, Alexander. TEFILLIN (PHYLACTERIES) : A BRIEF TREATISE ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS IMPORTANT MITZVAH. New York, Lubavitch Foundation, 1967. Paper Wrappers, Jewish institutional stamp, Very Good Condition; 12mo (small); 16 pages (ID #4455) $15.00.

73. • Danziger, Rabbi Hillel. THE SANCTITY OF SPEECH : A COMPENDIUM OF THE LAWS OF LOSHON HORA BASED ON SEFER CHOFETZ CHAIM. New Jersey: Gross Bros. Printing Co. Inc. , 1986. Cloth, faux leather, 8vo, 121 pages, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Top right corners bumped. Paper slips inside. Color rubbed off jacket in many areas. Good condition. (ID #13060) $35.00.

74. • Darmesteter, Arsène. Henrietta Szold, translator. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. Cloth; 12mo. 97 pages. First American edition. Translated from the French by Henrietta Szold. Special Series No. 4. Darmesteter was a French philologist who taught at the Sorbonne; his essay "Le Talmud" was written in 1866 and published in 1890 in Reliques Scientifiques. The translation was done at a time when Henrietta Szold, a Baltimore philanthropist and ardent Zionist, was working as secrtary at the JPS. She later became one of the founders of Hadassah and its first president, as well as an executive of the World Zionist Organization, and a director of Youth Aliyah, an organization which took Jewish adolescents out of Nazi Germany and trained them in Palestine. Singerman 5147. Damp stained; pages wrinkled and some bleeding near spine from red board. Front board and backstrip not present. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-16) (ID #16100) $20.00.

75. • Darmesteter, Arsène. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, no date (1897? ) Cloth; 12mo. 97 pages. Green/brown boards. Translated from the French by Henrietta Szold, although her name does not appear. Translation, typesetting, and formatting identical to the 1897 JPS edition. Darmesteter was a French philologist who taught at the Sorbonne; his essay "Le Talmud" was written in 1866 and published in 1890 in Reliques Scientifiques. The translation was done at a time when Henrietta Szold, a Baltimore philanthropist and ardent Zionist, was working as secrtary at the JPS. She later became one of the founders of Hadassah and its first president, as well as an executive of the World Zionist Organization, and a director of Youth Aliyah, an organization which took Jewish adolescents out of Nazi Germany and trained them in Palestine. Singerman 5147. OCLC lists no copies of this undated edition. Very good condition. (AMR-1-17) (ID #16101) $30.00.

76. • David, Moritz. DAS TARGUM SCHENI. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1898. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 48 pages. First edition. In Aramaic, with introduction in German. Title page on verso. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Dampstained; boards warped and somewhat discolored. Hinges very weak; flyleaves detached but present. Leaves wrinkled with dampstains and foxing. Fair condition. (GER-9-3) (ID #16914) $75.00.

 

 


77. • Davis, Nina, translator. ZEMIROT BA-LAILAH. SONGS OF EXILE BY HEBREW POETS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1901. Cloth; 16mo. 146 pages. Gilt lettering on cover; top edge gilt. Embossing on cover. 33 poems by various authors; a dozen of these are from Jehudah Halevi, 12th-century Spanish poet and philosopher. Nina Davis Salaman was an Anglo-Jewish woman who translated Hebrew poems, prayers and books, including Machzor and Judah Halevi, and wrote her own poetry. Her friend Ray (Rachel) Frank Litman, the "girl rabbi, " in Davis's obituary compared her to the poet Emma Lazarus. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew poetry -- Translations into English. English poetry -- Translations. Ex-library. Cover scuffed, Very good condition. (AMR-6-8) xx (ID #16346) $30.00.

78. • Davis, Nina, translator. ZEMIROT BA-LAILAH. SONGS OF EXILE: BY HEBREW POETS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1901. Cloth; 16mo.146 pages. Gilt lettering on cover; top edge gilt. Embossing on cover. 33 poems by various authors; a dozen of these are from Jehudah Halevi, 12th-century Spanish poet and philosopher. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew poetry -- Translations into English. English poetry -- Translations. Warped; hinges broken. Text in good condition. (AMR-1-15) (ID #16099) $20.00.

79. • Delitzsch, Franz. ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN POËSIE, VOM ABSCHLUSS DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFTEN ALTEN BUNDES BIS AUF DIE NEUESTE ZEIT. Leipzig, Tauschnitz, 1836. 1st Edition. Cloth, Rebound in later 19th century cloth, on which the backstrip has come loose, otherwise paper and binding remain excellent. ; Small 8°; xxiv, 224 pages; Delitzsch was a devout Protestant who "fought vehemently against defamations of the Talmud by anti-Semitic writers, especially...Rohling's libelous pamphlet Der Talmudjude. Delitzsch's first book, Zur Geschichte der juedischen Poesie, vom Abschluss der Heiligen Schriften Alten Bundes bis auf die neueste Zeit (1836) , was the first comprehensive study of the history of Hebrew poetry and a serious attempt to deal with the subject with the accepted tools of literary criticism. " He was "well versed in Hebrew and in Semitic languages, as well as in the Talmud and in medieval Jewish literature, [and] was in close touch with the leading Jewish scholars of the time" ( Mordechai Breuer in EJ, 1972, 1474-5) . An important work. No copy listed at Harvard. (GERO-1) (GERO-1) (ID #8353) $300.00.

80. • Delitzsch, Franz. ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN POËSIE, VOM ABSCHLUSS DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFTEN ALTEN BUNDES BIS AUF DIE NEUESTE ZEIT. Leipzig, Tauschnitz, 1836. 1st Edition. Cloth, Cloth, 8vo, xxiv, 224 pages. Delitzsch was a devout Protestant who "fought vehemently against defamations of the Talmud by anti-Semitic writers, especially...Rohling's libelous pamphlet Der Talmudjude. Delitzsch's first book, Zur Geschichte der juedischen Poesie, vom Abschluss der Heiligen Schriften Alten Bundes bis auf die neueste Zeit (1836) , was the first comprehensive study of the history of Hebrew poetry and a serious attempt to deal with the subject with the accepted tools of literary criticism. " He was "well versed in Hebrew and in Semitic languages, as well as in the Talmud and in medieval Jewish literature, [and] was in close touch with the leading Jewish scholars of the time" ( Mordechai Breuer in EJ, 1972, 1474-5) . An important work. No copy listed at Harvard. Solomon Grayzel's copy with his bookplate. Bound in attractive 19th Century marbled boards. Very Good Condition.(GERO-1) (ID #16972) $300.00.

81. • Deutsch, Emanuel. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895. Cloth, 12mo. 107 pages. "Special Series No. 3." Originally appeared in the Quarterly Review for October, 1867, v. Cxxiii, no. 246. Deutsch was a German orientalist. "His essay on the Talmud in the Quarterly Review (October 1867) was translated into several languages. The article implied that the key to the understanding of Jesus was to be found in the study of his Palestinian background; this led to a renewed interest in the Talmud among Christians in England. " (EJ) Singerman 4826. SUBJECT(S) : Talmud. One copy has bookplate of Adath Jeshurun Library, Philadelphia. Original red boards, worn, with chipping to corners. 2" by 1/2" water stain to outer edge of some pages; otherwise, interior of book in very good condition. (AMR-2-7A) (ID #16159) $20.00.

82. • Deutsch, Emanuel. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1895. Cloth, 12mo. 107 pages. "Special Series No. 3." Originally appeared in the Quarterly Review for October, 1867, v. Cxxiii, no. 246. Deutsch was a German orientalist. "His essay on the Talmud in the Quarterly Review (October 1867) was translated into several languages. The article implied that the key to the understanding of Jesus was to be found in the study of his Palestinian background; this led to a renewed interest in the Talmud among Christians in England. " (EJ) Singerman 4826. SUBJECT(S) : Talmud. One copy has bookplate of Adath Jeshurun Library, Philadelphia. Ex-library with minimal markings; lacks outer boards. Some warping to pages; otherwise, good condition. (AMR-2-7B) (ID #16160) $20.00.

RAB-1-14-deutsch.jpg (60783 bytes)83. • Deutsch, Emanuel. THE TALMUD. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1896. Cloth, 12mo. 107 pages. "Special Series No. 3." Originally appeared in the Quarterly Review for October, 1867, v. Cxxiii, no. 246. Deutsch was a German orientalist. "His essay on the Talmud in the Quarterly Review (October 1867) was translated into several languages. The article implied that the key to the understanding of Jesus was to be found in the study of his Palestinian background; this led to a renewed interest in the Talmud among Christians in England. " (EJ) Singerman 4826. SUBJECT(S) : Talmud. Ex-library. Usual age staining. Cover scuffed; corners chipped. Good condition. (RAB-1-14) (ID #17239) $20.00.



84. • Dieterici, Friedrich. DIE ANTHROPOLOGIE DER ARABER IM ZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT N. CHR. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1871. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 221 pages. Elegantly bound with marbled boards, brown binding and gilt titles. In German. A translation of treatises 22-30 of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al safa, the encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity, compiled in the 10th century. Friedrich Dieterici (d. 1903) was among the leading contributors in Europe to the study of the Rasa'il. [He,] for some 30 years, published texts and studies on Islamic philosophy with the Ikhwan al-Safa' as the main subject of his attention. The only complete translation of the Rasa'il into a Western language, to this day, still remains Dieterici's German translation published between 1861 and 1872. (London's Institute of Ismaili Studies) . SUBJECT(S) : Philosophy, Islamic. Human beings. Beautifully hardbound by Otto Harrassowitz Buchhandlung, Leipzig, to match the author's "Die Propaedeutik der Araber, " and "Die Abhandlungen Der Ichwân Es-Safâ In Auswahl" (covers bound-in) . Bit of edgewear to top and bottom of spine. Interior very clean and tight. Very good condition. (SW-1) (ID #15582) $200.00.

85. • Dieterici, Friedrich. DIE PROPAEDEUTIK DER ARABER IM ZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT. Berlin: E. S. Mittler und Sohn, 1865. Cloth; 8vo. Ix, 201 pages. Elegantly bound with marbled boards, brown binding and gilt titles. In German. Series: Die Philosophie der Araber im IX. Und X. Jahrhundert n. Chr. , 3. Buch; Contents: Arithmetik. --Geometrie. --Astronomie (astrologie) --Geographie. --Musik. --Mathematische relation. A translation of treatises 1-6 of the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-safa, the encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity, compiled in the 10th century. "Verzeichniss der arabischen ausdrücke": p. [169]-183. Friedrich Dieterici (d. 1903) was among the leading contributors in Europe to the study of the Rasa'il. [He,] for some 30 years, published texts and studies on Islamic philosophy with the Ikhwan al-Safa' as the main subject of his attention. The only complete translation of the Rasa'il into a Western language, to this day, still remains Dieterici's German translation published between 1861 and 1872. (London's Institute of Ismaili Studies) . OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Beautifully hardbound by Otto Harrassowitz Buchhandlung, Leipzig, to match the author's "Die Anthropologie der Araber" and "Die Abhandlungen Der Ichwân Es-Safâ In Auswahl" (covers bound-in) . Bit of edgewear to top and bottom of spine. Interior very clean and tight. Very good condition. (SW-1) (ID #15583) $200.00.

86. • Dieterici, Friedrich; Porphyry; `abd Al-Masih Ibn `abd Allah, Called Ibn Na`imah; Plotinus. DIE SOGENANNTE THEOLOGIE DES ARISTOTELES: AUS ARABISCHEN HANDSCHRIFTEN ZUM ERSTEN MAL HERAUSGEGEBEN. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1882. Cloth; 8vo. viii, 180 pages. In Arabic, with introductory matter in German. Title page in Arabic on facing page. The original Arabic title is translated: "Das Buch des Philosophen Aristoteles, welches im Griechischen Theologia heisst ... Ist vom Tyrer Porphyrius erklärt. Dasselbe wurde vom Christen Ibn 'Abdallah Na'ima aus Emessa ins Arabische übertragen und für Achmed ibn al Mu'tasim billah von Abu Josef Jakob ibn Ishak, dem Kenditen, richtig hergestellt. Cf. Dieterici. Die sogenannte Theologie des Aristoteles aus dem Arabischen übersetzt. 1883, p. [1], " caption title. Actually a paraphrase of Plotinus' Enneades, IV-VI. The Arabic version by Ibn Na'imah appears to be based on a Syriac translation attributed by Baumstark to Johannan of Apamela. Cf. Oriens christianus, II (1902) , p. 187-191. Friedrich Dieterici (d. 1903) was among the leading contributors in Europe to the study of the Rasa'il. [He,] for some 30 years, published texts and studies on Islamic philosophy with the Ikhwan al-Safa' as the main subject of his attention. The only complete translation of the Rasa'il into a Western language, to this day, still remains Dieterici's German translation published between 1861 and 1872." (London's Institute of Ismaili Studies) . SUBJECT(S) : Neoplatonism. Cosmology -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists fifteen copies of this edition worldwide. Bound in heavy deep red cloth, with gilt titles and decorated endpapers, together with Dieterici's "Die Sogenannte Theologie Des Aristoteles: Aus Arabischen Übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen Versehen. " Owner inscribed. Bit of edgewear and soil to cover; interior clean and tight. Very good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15585) $200.00.

dirksen.JPG (1001721 bytes) 87. • Dirksen, A. H. THE TALMUD AND ANTI-SEMITISM. Collegeville, IN: 1939. Paperback. 8vo. 14 pages. Reprinted from the January Number, 1939, of The Ecclesiastical Review in Philadelphia. SUBJECT (S) : Talmud-Criticism, Interpretation. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (University of Florida, Yeshiva University, Blach Institute for Ethnic Studies Library, University of Cape Town) . Corners creased, some pages creased. Otherwise in very good condition. (AMRN-5-10) . (ID #17151) $30.00.

88. • Dresner, Samuel. CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM.VOLUME X, NUMBER TWO. Rabbinical Assembly of America, 1956. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 58 pages. Includes "Abraham Joshua Heschel: Toward a Philosophy of Judaism, " by Maurice Friedman; "The Circle of Musar According to Rabbi Ya'akov Yosef of Polnoy, " by Samuel H. Dresner; "Rosenzweig on Judaism and Christianity, " by Steven S. Schwarzschild; etc. Very Good condition. (P-1) (ID #13140) $20.00.

89. • Dukes, Leopold. PHILOSOPHISCHES AUS DEM ZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT. EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATURGESCHICHTE DER MOHAMEDANER UND JUDEN. Nakel: L. A. Kallmann, 1868. Cloth; 12mo. Xxiv, 167 pages. Marbled boards. In German. Includes bibliographical references. Dukes was a Hungarian-born historian of Jewish literature. SUBJECT (S) : Philosophy, Jewish. Named Person: al-Farabi. Named Corp: Ikhwan al-Safa'. Pages dark and somewhat brittle. Front cover and backstrip not present. Back cover detached but present. Title page has crease, and first four leaves are a bit chipped on the outside edge. Binding tight; text in good condition. (GER-3-12) (ID #16517) $50.00.


90. • Eisenstadt, Meïr Ben Isaac (1670-1744) . SEFER PANIM ME'IROT: HELEK RISHON BI-SHE'ELOT U-TESHUVOT (ONLY) . Amsterdam : Shelomoh ben Yosef Kats Props, 1714. Presume 1st edition. Cloth, 4to, 96 leaves [i. e. 192 pages]. 31 cm. In Hebrew. "hibram ... Me'ir b. Ha-r. R. Yitshak. " SUBJECT (S) : Responsa -- 1600-1800. Talmud. Zevahim -- Commentaries. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (NYPL) . Barrel stamps of the "Eigentum der Synagogen Gemeinde Pestalozzl-Strasse" on title page and rear end paper. Very Good Condition. A Beautiful copy bound in 19th century boards. (GH-1-28) (ID #16473) $400.00.

91. • Eleazar Ben Asher Ha-Levi. THE HEBREW FRAGMENTS OF PSEUDO-PHILO'S LIBER ANTIQUITATUM BIBLICARUM PRESERVED IN THE CHRONICLES OF JERAHMEEL. Missoula, Mont. : Society of Biblical Literature, 1974. Paperback, 8vo, vi, 74 pages, 24 cm. Series: Texts and translations. Pseudepigrapha series, 3. English and Hebrew. The original manuscript of the Chronicles is preserved in the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Ms. Heb. D. 11) . Includes bibliographical references. Subjects: Legends, Jewish. Uniform title: Sefer ha-zikhronot. Selections. English & Hebrew, Added authors: Philo, of Alexandria. Liber antiquitatum biblicarum. Jerahmeel ben Solomon, 12th cent. Bodleian Library. Manuscript. Hebrew d. 11. Edited and translated by Daniel J. Harrington. Added title: Liber antiquitatum biblicarum. Ex library copy with usual marks. Very good condition. (B-3) (ID #10986) $30.00.

 92. • Enelow, Rabbi H. G. WHAT DO JEWS BELIEVE? . Cincinnati : Tract Commission of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Central Conference of Rabbis, No Date (ca. 1930?). Paper Wrappers, 16mo, 17 pages, Includes bibliographical references on page 17. Though many editions of this work exist, OCLC lists only one copy of this edition of 17 pages (Yeshiva) . Scarce thus. Subjects: Judaism Essence, genius, nature. Very good condition. (P-1) (ID #13172) $55.00.

93. • Eppenstein, Simon. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR IM GEONÄISCHEN ZEITALTER. Berlin: Louis Lamm, 1913. Cloth; 8vo. 218 pages. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Contents: Vorwort. --Bostanai. --Das gegenseitige verhältnis zwischen exilarchat und gaonat und die lehrverfassung der metibtas. --Die geistige tätigkeit in Palästina bis zum beginn des 10. Jahrhunderts. --Saadja Gaon, sein leben und seine schriften. --Die erzählung von den vier gefangenen talmudisten. --Nachträge und berichtigungen. Note (s) : "Separatabzug aus der Monatsschrift, jahrgänge 1908, 1910-1913"--Vorwort. SUBJECT(S) : Geonim. Geonic literature -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Edgeworn. Cover nearly detached. Interior clean and bright. Good condition. (GR-6-15) (ID #15930) $125.00.

94. • Fajjumi, Saadja. translated by Julius Fürst. EMUNOT WE-DEOT ODER GLAUBENSLEHRE UND PHILOSOPHIE VON SAADJA FAJJUMI. Liepzig: Otto Wigand, 1845. Cloth; 16mo. Xii, 492 pages. Interleaved. First volume of "Die jüdischen Religionsphilosophen des Mittelalters oder, Uebersetzungen der seit dem zehnten Jahrhundert verfassten jüdischen Religionsphilosophieen. " Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Philosophy, Jewish. Philosophy, Medieval. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Rebound. Hinges loose. Some marginalia in pencil and ink. Chipping to flyleaves. Good condition. (SW-4) (ID #15612) $30.00.

95. • Falk, Jacob Joshua ben Zevi Hirsch (1680-1756); Aryeh Loeb ben Jacob Joshua (fl. 18th cent); ‫ פני יהושע :פנים חדשות PENE YEHOSHU`A : PANIM HADASHOT ... ... חלק רביעי : על מסכתות חולין, מכות, שבועות ועל חושן משפט HELEK REVI`I : `AL MASEKHTOT HULIN, MAKOT, SHEVU`OT VE-`AL HOSHEN MISHPAT ... Fyorda (Fürth) : Ba-bayit uva-defus ha-meshubah Itsak ben Leb (Leyb) , 1779. Half Leather, 4to, 81 leaves. 32 cm. In Hebrew. Edited by Abraham ben Judah Loeb Friedburg. At end is Hidushe pene Aryeh on Bava kamma by Aryeh Loeb ben Jacob Joshua. Hidushe Mahril on Bava Mezia by Judah Loeb Friedburg. Falk, a leading rabbi and halakhic authority, was "born in Cracow and was a descendant of Joshua Heschel b. Joseph of Cracow, the author of Meginnei Shelomo. He studied in Polish yeshivot and took up residence in Lemberg after his marriage to the daughter of Solomon Segal Landau, an important member of that community. There he was appointed inspector of the talmud torah. He became wealthy and was a leader of the community. In 1702 his wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and her father were killed by the explosion of a gunpowder storehouse, and he himself was miraculously saved. As a result he vowed "to apply himself diligently to the study of the Talmud and the Codes" (Introduction to the Penei Yehoshu'a) . He left Lemberg and served as rabbi in the communities of Tarlow, Kurow, and Lesko (Lisko) successively. In 1717 he was invited to become rabbi of Lemberg, succeeding Zevi Hirsch Ashkenazi (the Hakham Zevi) . His yeshivah became the central yeshivah of Poland. Falk was one of the most extreme opponents of the Shabbatean movement, then gaining ground in Poland, and he excommunicated the Shabbateans in 1722. In consequence of the opposition he had aroused, he was compelled to leave Lemberg in 1724 and went to Buczacz where he lived for some years. Between 1730 and 1734 he served as rabbi of Berlin. He then accepted an invitation to succeed Jacob Reischer as rabbi of Metz and remained there until 1741. From Metz he went to Frankfort where he was rabbi until 1751. The hostile attitude of the town authorities and internal communal quarrels following his intervention in the controversy around Jonathan Eybeschuetz, in which he sided with Jacob Emden, caused his resignation and departure from the city, and he lived for a time in Mannheim and Worms. He continued his campaign against Eybeschuetz, sending him a letter entitled "the final warning" on Sivan 11, 1751 and in 1752 excommunicated him. In response to the demands of the Altona community that he rescind the ban, Falk demanded that Eybeschuetz appear before a bet din of three ordained rabbis to answer for his actions. H. J. D. Azulai, who repeatedly praised Falk's wide knowledge (as well as that of his second wife) , visited him in Worms in 1754. Falk told him some "dismaying details" about the affair, and Azulai expressed his shock at the "desecration of the Torah and the defamation of the Divine Name" as a result of the publication of the dispute between the Jewish scholars. From Worms Falk went to Offenbach, where he died. He was buried in Frankfort and although he requested that no eulogy should be said after his death he was eulogized by Ezekiel Landau (see Frankfort Memorbuch, National Library, Jerusalem) . Falk became renowned through his Penei Yehoshu'a, regarded as one of the outstanding works of novellae on the Talmud. Since Falk's grandfather published responsa under the same title ("The Face of Joshua") , the grandson called his work Appei Zutrei ("The Small Face") to distinguish it from Ravrevei ("The Large Face") of his grandfather. The work is distinguished by its penetrating explanation of difficult talmudic themes. Originally published in separate parts-Berakhot and the order Mo'ed (Frankfort, 1752) ; Ketubbot, Gittin, and Kiddushin, with Kunteres Aharon (Amsterdam, 1739) ; Bava Kamma and Bava Mezia (Frankfort, 1756) , Hullin, Makkot, and Shevu'ot and a second edition on Mo'ed and the Tur, Hoshen Mishpat (Fuerth, 1780) -it was published together for the first time in Lemberg in 1809...In his introduction to the Penei Yehoshu'a he asserts that he always took care that his conclusions should be in conformity with the halakhah of the Talmud and the Codes and was careful not to commit to writing any novellae which did not conform with the truth, "but whenever something new occurred to me on a talmudic topic or in explanation of Rashi and tosafot and it appeared to me to approximate to the truth, according to the method of our predecessors and teachers, I accepted it. " He also stresses that his sole purpose was "to stimulate the scholar and to bring about a more profound analysis on the part of those who already know how to arrive at halakhic decisions. " These features of the work explain its constant popularity among students, and its frequent reprints. He emphasizes that Kabbalah is sometimes of help in explaining the aggadot; but despite his reliance on the Zohar and on the works of kabbalists (Penei Yehoshu'a to Ber. 10a) he declares "we have no dealings with esoteric lore. " His son Aryeh Lieb (1715-1789) "accompanied his father to Germany. He was appointed rosh yeshivah in Frankfort during his father's incumbency, and held the position from 1745 to 1750. When his father left Frankfort, Aryeh Leib was appointed rabbi of Sokal, then in Poland. In 1754 he signed the excommunication against the Frankists in Brody. From 1761 to 1789 he was rabbi of Hanover. In the affair of the Cleves get he supported Israel Lipschuetz. He published the fourth part of his father's Penei Yehoshu'a, adding to it his own novellae to Bava Kamma under the title Penei Aryeh (Fuerth, 1780) . He was succeeded as rabbi of Hanover by his son ISSACHAR BERISH (1747-1807) . Issachar's son, SAMUEL, was appointed rabbi of Groningen, Holland, in 1802. After about seven years he succeeded his brother-in-law, Jehiel Aryeh Leib Loewenstamm, as rabbi of Leeuwarden, Holland. In 1815 he succeeded his father-in-law as rabbi of the Ashkenazi community of Amsterdam, and finally served as rabbi of Amersfoort. (Yehoshua Horowitz in EJ) Nice period title page ornamentation. Printed in double columns. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish law. Jacob ben Asher, ca. 1269-ca. 1340. Turim -- Commentaries. Karo, Joseph ben Epharim, 1488-1575. Shulhan `arukh. Hoshen mishpat. Talmud -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies of this edition worldwide (NYPL & Harvard) . Heavy wear to backstrip & corners, some foxing, old notation on title page, Heavy rag paper has held up very well, Very Good Condition thus. (GH-4-11) (ID #16837) $425.00.

96. • Falk, Ze'ev. THE LAW OF THE TORAH. Jerusalem: The Israel Law Review Association, 1971. "Reprint from Israel Law Review. " Vol. 6, No. 4, Paper wrappers, 8vo, pages 595-597. Slight sunning/soiling of cover. Very good condition. (ID #13246) $20.00.

97. • FESTSCHRIFT ZUM 75 JÄHRIGEN BESTEHEN DES JÜDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS FRAENCKELSCHER STIFTUNG. Breslau: Verlag M. & H. Marcus, 1929. Wrappers; 8vo. Two volumes. Approximately 900 pages. Illustrated with plates. In German and Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references. Volume I has articles by Isaak Heinemann, Albert Lewkowitz, Israel Rabin, and Michael Guttmann. Volume II has articles by Felix Aber, Joseph Cohn, Max Dienemann, Ismar Elbogen, Ismar Freund, Alexander & Julius Guttmann, Max Katten, Adolf Kober, Felix Lazarus, Ludwig Levy, Julius Lewkowitz, Arthur Loewenstamm, Siegfried Silberstein, David Simonsen, Leop. Treitel, Nachem Wahrmann, M. Gaster, Adolf Schwarz, and M. Grunwald. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism. Jüdisch-Theologisches Seminar (Breslau, Germany) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Some pencil underlining and margin marks in first volume. Wrappers sunned; some wear to corners and spines. Pages brown. Good condition. (SW-4) (ID #15607) $85.00.

98. • Fischer, Karl. GUTMEINUNG ÜBER DEN TALMUD DER HEBRÄER. Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1883. Paper Wrappers, DISBOUND. Lacks backstrip, paper brown & somewhat fragile; 8vo; 6 + 112 pages; Translator is based in Prague. "Verfasset von Karl Fischer, k. K. Zensor, Revisor und Translator im hebräischen Fache zu Prag" "Nach einem manuscript von 1802" (cz-1) (GERO-1) (ID #2642) $45.00.

99. • Frankel, Z. , Ed. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR DIE RELIGIÖSEN INTERESSEN DES JUDENTHUMS. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Berlin: M. Simion, 1844-46. Cloth (third volume half leather) ; 8vo. 363, 488, 488 pages. Marbled boards. In German. Three volumes (all issued) . Only edition. Monthly review and a platform for Frankel's opinions on Reform. Among other innovations he believed that the messianic belief, which expressed the "pious wish for the independence of the Jewish people" was of importance for the survival and development of Judaism, and that it brought a new spirit and vigor into the life of German Jews, even though "they already had a fatherland which they would not leave. " Dr. Zacharias Frankel (1801-1875) , was born in Prague. After receiving a talmudic education under Bezalel Ronsburg, he studied philosophy, natural sciences, and philology in Budapest (1825-30) . In 1831 the Austrian government appointed him district rabbi (Kreisrabbiner) of Leitmeritz (Litomerice) , and he settled in Teplitz (Teplice) where he was elected local rabbi. He was the first Bohemian rabbi with a secular academic education and one of the first to preach in German. In 1836 he was called by the Saxon government to Dresden to act as chief rabbi. The publication of his study on the Jewish oath (see below) led to its abolition in several German states. He declined a call to Berlin in 1843, mainly because the Prussian government would not meet his stipulations (complete legal recognition of the Jewish faith-until then merely "tolerated; " denial of support to missionary activities among the Jews, etc. ) . In 1854, after having actively advocated its establishment, Frankel became director of the newly founded Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar at Breslau, where he remained until his death. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Boards detached; backstrips missing. Light age staining. Good condition. Scarce and important. (SW-5-12) (ID #15634) $750.00.

100. • Frankfurt) Horovitz, Markus. FRANKFURTER RABBINEN: EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER ISRAELITIS CHEN GEMEINDE IN FRANKFURT A. M. VOLS I-IV, COMPLETE. Frankfurt A. M. , Commissions-Verlag der Jaeger'schen Buchhandlung, 1884. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 60, 105, 101, 103 pages. 1st edition of this classic work. In German and Hebrew. Vol I: Von R. Simon Hadarschan bis R. Jesaia Halevi (1200-1614); Vol II: Von Joseph Hahn bis R Jacob hakohen Popers (1614-1740); Vol III: R. Jacob JosuaFalk und R. Abraham Lissa (1740-1769); Vol IV: Rabbinatsverweser Nathan S. Maak und R. Pinchas Horovitz (1769-1805). Binding defective. Paper very brown and fragile with chipping, as often found. No text loss. Fair condition only, but useful as a scholar's working copy. (GERO-2-5) (ID #16979) $150.00.

101. • Freehof, Solomon B. RECENT REFORM RESPONSA. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, Inc. , 1963. Cloth, 8vo, 232 pages, gilt lettering on spine, sunning on spine and part of back cover, embossed Menorah on front cover. Jacket has some wear and sunning. Good condition. (ID #13067) $30.00.

102. • Fürst, Julius. GLOSSARIUM GRAECO-HEBRAEUM ODER DER GRIECHISCHE WÖRTERSCHATZ DER JÜDISCHEN MIDRASCHWERKE: EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTUR- UND ALTERTUMSKUNDE. Strassburg: Karl J. Trübner, 1890. Cloth; 8vo. 216, 8 pages. Spattered edges. First edition. In German, Hebrew, and Greek. Fürst was a German orientalist and rabbi. Bound with Moses Hadas, "Oriental elements in Petronius, " The American Journal of Philology October, November, December 1929 (Baltimore: 1929, pp 377-385) . SUBJECT(S) : Midrashim -- Lexicography. Hebrew language -- Foreign words and phrases. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Stamped "Boaz Cohen" on verso of title page. Cohen was an American rabbinic scholar who taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary; he was "one of the first American-educated scholars to make significant contributions to the scientific study of rabbinic literature. His Kunteres ha-Teshuvot (1930) , an annotated bibliography of the rabbinic responsa of the Middle Ages, was one of the first attempts to classify and describe the responsa literature and has remained a standard reference work. " (EJ) Very good condition. (GER-7-12) (ID #16650) $200.00.

103. • Fürstenthal, R. J. RABBINISCHE ANTHOLOGIE: ODER SAMMLUNG VON ERZÄHLUNGEN, SPRICHWÖRTERN, WEISHEITSREGELN, LEHREN UND MEINUNGEN DER ALTER HEBRÄER; EIN UNTERHALTENDES UND ZUGLEICH BELEHRENDES BUCH FÜR JEDERMANN; AUS DEN QUELLEN ENTNOMMEN, ÜBERFEST UND ERLÄUTERT. UND MIT DEN NÖTHIGEN REGISTERN VERFEHEN. Breslau: M. Friedländer, 1834. 12mo. Xvi, 382 pages. In German. Indices; errata. Fürstenthal was a German poet, translator, and writer, known chiefly for his translations from Hebrew to German of liturgical works, and for his poems on Hebrew nationalism. (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Proverbs, Hebrew. Aphorisms and apothegms. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Solomon Grayzel's copy; Stamped "Grayzel" on front flyleaf (Solomon Grayzel, scholar, professor at Gratz College and then Dropsie College, and editor-in-chief of the JPS) . Lacks covers. Usual age staining. Ink blot on outer edge of last 75 leaves, not affecting text. Binding tight; text in very good condition. (GER-3-4) (ID #16510) $135.00.

104. • Gaon, Solomon. THE INFLUENCE OF THE CATHOLIC THEOLOGIAN ALFONSO TOSTADO ON THE PENTATEUCH COMMENTARY OF ISAAC ABRAVANEL. New Jersey: Ktav Publishing House, Inc. , 1993. Cloth, 8vo, 120 pages, gilt lettering on spine. Sections include: The Laws of Slavery; Laws of Murder and Injuries; Laws concerning Public and Family Morality; Laws Concerning Loans and Damages; The Laws on the Sabbath; Laws Concerning the Land; Laws Concerning Witchcraft and Idolatry; Judicial Laws; Laws Concerning the Leaders and Kingship; etc. Jacket has 3 inch tear. Very Good Condition in very good jacket. (ID #13234) $30.00.

105. • Gelbhaus, Sigmund. MITTELHOCHDEUTSCHE DICHTUNG IN IHRER BEZIEHUNG ZUR BIBLISCH-RABBINISCHEN LITTERATUR. 1864. Frankfurt a.M., J. Kauffmann, 1st edition thus. 1893. Cloth, Small 8vo, 62, 40, 33, 73 pages. 4 volumes in one. Gesammelte Ausgabe., von S. Gelbhaus. In German. "Middle High German Poetry and its Relationship to Biblical-Rabbinic Literature." Author was the Rabbi & preacher at the Prague Templegemeinde. Contents: 1. Freidank's Bescheidenheit.--2. Über die Gedichte Walthers von der Vogelweide.--3. Über den Parceval Wolframs von Eschenbach.--4. Über Dichtungen Hartmanns von Aue. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Waterdamage thoughout, outerboards warped, paper & internal binding remain OK. Fair Condition. (CZ-1) (ID #15562) $50.00.

106. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. AUSFÜHRLICHES GRAMMATISCH-KRITISCHES LEHRGEBÄUDE DER HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE MIT VERGLEICHUNG DER VERWANDTEN DIALEKTE. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. Leipzig: Friedrich Christian Wilhelm Vogel, 1817. Cloth; 8vo. Xx, 908 pages. Marbled boards; gilt titles. In German. 2 volumes, numbered consecutively. Includes bibliographical references and index. Gesenius was a German orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations...[Ausfuehrliches grammatisch-kritisches Lehrgebaeude der hebraeischen Sprache mit Vergleichung der verwandten Dialekte is] one of his most important contributions to the knowledge of Hebrew language and grammar...In it, he explained his scientific linguistic system based on comparative Semitic philology. " (Irene Garbell, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- Grammar. Edgeworn; age stained and dampstained. For its age, very good condition. (GR-2-12) (ID #15990) $250.00.

107. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. AUSFÜRHLICHES GRAMMATISCH-KRITISCHES LEHRGEBÄUDE DER HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE: MIT VERGLEICHUNG DER VERWANDTEN DIALEKTE. COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME. Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1817. Disbound; 8vo. Xx, 908 pages. In German. Red edges. Bibliographical citations and indexes. Two parts in one volume: "Elementarlehre" (orthography and phonology) and "Formenlehre" (morphology) . Gesenius was a Christian Hebraist and Orientalist who "exercised remarkable influence on the study of the Hebrew language and on the exegesis of the Old Testament, which he helped to place on a purely philological foundation...His "Hebräische Grammatik" appeared first in 1813, and ever since has been a standard work on the subject, no less than twenty-seven editions having appeared in Germany, as well as translations in most European languages. Gesenius kept for the most part to the lines laid down by the Hebrew grammarians of the Middle Ages...but in the successive editions made ever greater use of comparative Semitic philology. As a supplement to these works, Gesenius issued in 1815 his "Geschichte der Hebräischen Sprache und Schrift, " and this still remains the only available sketch of the history of the study of the Hebrew language. (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- Grammar. Ex-library with minimal markings. Some age staining. Flyleaf nearly detached. Although cover not present, binding is tight. Text in very good condition. (GR-07-9) (ID #15955) $100.00.

108. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. GESCHICHTE DER HEBRAISCHE SPRACHE UND SCHRIFT EINE PHILOLOGISCH-HISTORISCHE EINLEITUNG IN DIE SPRACHLEHREN UND WÖRTERBÜCHER DER HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE. Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1815. Quarter leather, 12mo. Viii, 229 pages. First edition. Marbled boards; red edges; riased bands; gilt titles. In German. Gesenius was a German orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. " (Irene Garbell, EJ) "His Geschichte der Hebräischen Sprache und Schrift...still remains the only available sketch of the history of the study of the Hebrew language. " (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- History. Hebrew philology -- History. Hebrew language -- Writing. Hébreu (Langue) -- Histoire. Philologie hébraïque. Hébreu (Langue) -- Écriture. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Water damaged; some paper peeled off boards. Front hinge gone; backstrip nearly detached, with about 2" not present. Printed on very strong old laid rag paper. Text in very good condition. (GR-07A-5) (ID #16053) $150.00.

109. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. HEBRÄISCHE GRAMMATIK. Halle: Renger, 1824. Cloth, 12mo. Xvi, 236 pages. Seventh edition. Marbled boards. In German. Series: His Hebräische Elementarbuch. 1. Theil. Gesenius was a German orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. " (Irene Garbell, EJ) "His Hebräische Grammatik appeared first in 1813, and ever since has been a standard work on the subject, no less than twenty-seven editions having appeared in Germany, as well as translations in most European languages. " (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- Grammar. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Chicago, Penn, Lutheran Theological Seminary) . Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Corner of one leaf torn off, not affecting text. Printed on very strong old laid rag paper. Text in very good condition. (GR-07A-4) (ID #16052) $150.00.

110. • Gesenius, Wilhelm. HEBRÄISCHES UND CHALDÄISCHES HANDWÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DAS ALTE TESTAMENT. ZWEYTER THEIL. VIERTE VERBESSERTE UND VERMEHRTE AUFLAGE. Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel, 1834. Cloth; 8vo. 921 pages. In German. Second part of a two-vol. Work. Gesenius was a Christian Hebraist and Orientalist who "exercised remarkable influence on the study of the Hebrew language and on the exegesis of the Old Testament, which he helped to place on a purely philological foundation. Besides publishing various works on Semitic languages (e. G. , "Versuch über die Maltesische Sprache, " 1810, on Maltese; "Paläographische Studien über Phönizische und Punische Schrift, " 1835; and "Scripturæ Linguæque Phœniciæ Monumenta, " 1837, on Punic and Phenician) , he devoted himself to Hebrew grammar and lexicography. His first lexicographical work was a "Handwörterbuch" in two volumes, 1810-12; a shorter edition appeared in 1814, which became the standard Hebrew dictionary, not alone for Germany, but also for the English-speaking world-the English editions by Robinson, Tregelles, and the Oxford improved edition by Briggs, Brown, and Driver being the main sources of Hebrew lexicography. " (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. German language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library in library binding. Usual age staining. Fine laid bond has well withstood the years. For its age, very good condition. (GR-07-1) (ID #15947) $100.00.

111. • Ginzberg, Louis. DIE HAGGADA BEI DEN KIRCHENVÄTERN: EXODUS. 1929. Warsaw, No Publisher, 1927. Paper Wrappers, Covers chipped, otherwise Good Condition; 4to, 18 pages; Offprint form the Samuel Poznanski memorial Volume ("Livre d'Hommage a la Memoire du Dr. Samuel Poznnski"). (ID #13257) $50.00.

112. • Ginzberg, Louis. DIE HAGGADA BEI DEN KIRCHENVÄTERN: V. DER KOMMENTR DES HIERONYMUS ZU KOHELETH. 1929. Vienna, No Publisher, 1933. Paper Wrappers, Very Good+ Condition; 8vo; 53 pages; Offprint form the Hirsch Perez Chajes memorial Volume ("Abhandlung zur Erinnerung an Hirsch Perez Chajes"). (ID #13256) $50.00.

113. • Ginzberg, Louis. DIE HAGGADA: BEI DEN KIRCHENVÄTERN, VI. DER KOMMENTAR DES HIERONYMOUS ZU JESAJA. No Place (new York), No Publisher (Kohut Mem. Fnd) , 1935. Stapled Wraps, Very Good Condition; Large 8vo; 35 pages; Offprint from the George Kohut Festschfift. Friendly inscription by the author to Guido Kisch on the title page (ID #2762) $50.00.

114. • Ginzberg, Louis. ON JEWISH LAW AND LORE. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1955. Cloth, 8vo, 324 pages. Several illustrations/diagrams. Ex-library with usual markings. Jacket ripped on spine with non-archival repair. Good condition. (ID #13064) $30.00.

ginzberg.JPG (1243348 bytes) 115. • Ginzberg, Louis; David Golinkin. THE RESPONSA OF PROFESSOR LOUIS GINZBERG. Jerusalem: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1996. Hardback. 8vo. 352, 126 pages. In Hebrew and English. Hebrew title is: She'elot u-teshuvot Ma'aneh Levi. Ginzberg was a scholar of Talmud, Midrash and aggadah. Born in Lithuania, he studied in history, philosophy and oriental languages in Berlin and Strasbourg before immigrating to the United States in 1899. He worked on the Jewish Encylcopedia beginning in 1900 and made many long-lasting contributions to the text. In 1903 he began teaching Talmud at the JTSA. He was a founder of the American Academy of Jewish Research and the first professor of halakhah at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His work dealt mainly with the origins of aggadah, halakhah and the literature of geonim (Hertzberg, EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Responsa-1800-1948-Conservative Judaism-Customs and Practice-Jewish Law. Gilt lettering on binding and cover. Text in beautiful condition. Very Good copy in Very Good dustjacket (AMRN-4-3) . (ID #17128) $40.00.

116. • Ginzberg. YERUSHALMI FRAGMENTS FROM THE GENIZAH. VOL. 1. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1909. 1st Edition. Cloth, Probably rebound. Attractive marbled boards. Very Good Condition; 8vo; ix, 372 pages; Text & Studies #3. In Hebrew with English preface and title page. (ID #5307) $100.00.

116A. • Glassberg, A[braham], et al. DIE BESCHNEIDUNG IN IHRER GESCHICHTLICHEN, ETHNOGRAPHISCHEN, RELIGIÖSEN UND MEDICINISCHEN BEDEUTUNG. Berlin: C. Boas, 1896. Cloth; 8vo. Xxxii, 355 pages. Marbled boards. First edition. In German. Illustrated. Treatise on circumcision. Contents: Ueber die Nützlichkeit des Vorhautschnittes (Posthetomie) bei Neugebornen vom medizinischen Standpunkte aus betrachtet. Von Dr. M. Rawitzki. --Die rituelle Circumcision vom medizinischen Standpunkt aus, dargestellt von Dr. Med. A. Kehlberg und Dr. Med. Ludwig Loewe. --Die Beschneidung der Araber und Muhammedaner, mit Rüchsicht auf die neueste Beschneidungsliteratur. Von Moritz Steinschneider (Wien 1845). "Benutzte Literatur": pages [xxxi]-xxxii; page 40. SUBJECT(S): Circumcision. Boaz Cohen's copy, with his signature on title page. Cohen was an American rabbinic scholar who taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary; he was "one of the first American-educated scholars to make significant contributions to the scientific study of rabbinic literature. His Kunteres ha-Teshuvot (1930) , an annotated bibliography of the rabbinic responsa of the Middle Ages, was one of the first attempts to classify and describe the responsa literature and has remained a standard reference work. " (EJ) Edgeworn; one leaf detached, but present. Letter addressed to "Boris [i. e. Boaz] Cohen" from A. L. Wolbarst laid in, along with a copy of Wolbarst's article "Cancer of the Penis" (Journal of the International College of Surgeons, February 1941). Pages dark. Text in very good condition. (GER-10-1) (ID #16945) $150.00.

117. • Glassberg, A[braham], et al. DIE BESCHNEIDUNG IN IHRER GESCHICHTLICHEN, ETHNOGRAPHISCHEN, RELIGIÖSEN UND MEDICINISCHEN BEDEUTUNG. Berlin: C. Boas, 1896. Cloth; 8vo. Xxxii, 355 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. In German. Illustrated. Treatise on circumcision. Contents: Ueber die Nützlichkeit des Vorhautschnittes (Posthetomie) bei Neugebornen vom medizinischen Standpunkte aus betrachtet. Von Dr. M. Rawitzki. --Die rituelle Circumcision vom medizinischen Standpunkt aus, dargestellt von Dr. Med. A. Kehlberg und Dr. Med. Ludwig Loewe. --Die Beschneidung der Araber und Muhammedaner, mit Rüchsicht auf die neueste Beschneidungsliteratur. Von Moritz Steinschneider (Wien 1845) . "Benutzte Literatur": pages [xxxi]-xxxii; page 40. SUBJECT(S) : Circumcision. Very good condition. (GER-10-2) (ID #16946) $135.00.

118. • Gold, Rabbi Ze'ev. LESSONS IN TALMUD [TRACTATE BERACHOTH 1-5B]. Jerusalem: World Zionist Organisation, 1956. Cloth, 8vo, 123 pages. Black and white photograph of author opposite title page. Ex-congregational with usual markings. Good condition in fair jacket. (ID #13074) $30.00.

119. • Goldenthal, J[acob]. המפתח של מנעולי התלמוד HA-MAFTEAH SHEL MAN`ULE HA-TALMUD. Vienna: K. K. Hof- und Staats-Druckerei, 1847. Cloth; 8vo. 63 leaves. Marbled boards; spattered edges. Beautifully typeset. First edition. In Hebrew. Latin title is: Clavis Talmudica, auctore Rabbi Nissim ben Jacob Cairovanensi, edidit et instruxit J. Goldenthal. Goldenthal was an Austrian orientalist. He edited several medieval texts, of which this volume, dealing with Talmud methodology, was one. (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Talmud - Commentaries. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Damp stained. Boards scuffed and edgeworn, with about half of marbled covering not present. Wrinkling and staining to pages. Binding tight; text in good condition. (GER-7-26) (ID #16739) $200.00.

120. • Goldin, Judah, editor & translator. THE LIVING TALMUD--THE WISDOM OF THE FATHERS AND ITS CLASSICAL COMMENTARIES . New York, New American Library, 1957. PocketPaperbck, Very Good Condition; 12mo (small) ; 247 pages (ID #4464) $10.00.

121. • Grayzel, Solomon. THE JEWS AND ROMAN LAW. OFFPRINT FROM THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, VOL. LIX, NR. 2, PP. 93-117. Philadelphia, Dropsie College, 1968. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 25 pages. Guido Kisch's copy, warmly inscribed to him by the author. Very Good Condition. (ID #12909) $25.00.

122. • Güdemann, M. DAS JUDENTHUM IN SEINEN GRUNDZÜGEN UND NACH SEINEN GESCHICHTLICHEN GRUNDLAGEN DARGESTELLT. Vienna: R. Löwit, 1902. Half cloth; 8vo. Iv, 105 pages. Presumed first edition. In German. Contents: Die Familie. --Der Gottesglaube. --Der Mensch, das Ebenbild Gottes. --Das Diesseits und das Jenseits. --Die Lehre und das Leben. --Die Hoffnung für die Zukunft. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Age staining; notes in pencil. Very good condition. (SW-5-24) (ID #15645) $20.00.

123. • Güdemann, Moritz. QUELLENSCHRIFTEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DES UNTERRICHTS UND DER ERZIEHUNG BEI DEN DEUTSCHEN JUDEN. VON DEN ÄLTESTEN ZEITEN BIS AUF MENDELSSOHN. Berlin, A. Hofmann, 1891. 1st Edition. Cloth, Front hinge cracking inside, otherwise Good Condition. ; xxxii, 324 pages; In German. 25 cm. In German and Hebrew. Excellent resource. (ID #8243) $100.00.

124. • Güdemann, Moritz. RELIGIONSGESCHICHTLICHE STUDIEN. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1876. Half cloth; small 8vo. 144 pages. Marbled boards and edges. Gilt titles and bands. In German. Annotated. Contents: Mythenmischung in der Hagada. Ein Beitrag zur jüdischen Sagengeschichte, wie zur Mythologie der Aegypter, Phöniker und Griechen. --Die Logia des Matthäus als Gegenstand einer talmudischen Satyre. --Zur Erklärung des Barnabasbriefes. --R. Josua b. Chananja und das Christenthum. Güdemann was chief rabbi of Vienna at the turn of the century, who "especially distinguished himself by his investigations into the history of Jewish education and culture. " He was opposed to Zionism's tendency to stress nationalism rather than the religious character of Judaism. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Judaism (Christian theology) . OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Has been rebound, preserving original boards. Edgeworn; sunned. Very good condition. (GR-6-5) (ID #15920) $100.00.

125. • Guttman, Jakob) Vorstande Der Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Wissenschaft Des Judentums. FESTSCHRIFT ZUM SIEBZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAGE JAKOB GUTTMANNS. Leipzig: Buchhandlung Gustav Fock, G. M. B. H. , 1915. 1st edition. Half cloth, 8vo, 283 pages. Marbled covers and edges. In German with sections in Hebrew. Book is a series of articles about Jewish religious philosophy and religious history divided into four sections. Beautiful black and white marbled covers with green marbling on edges. Backstrip is slightly worn in some places Dr. Max Grunewald's copy, with his name stamp on front endpaper. SUBJECT (S) : Jews, Judaism, Talmud. Old dampstains to margins, slight bowing to boards and paper, ex-library with usual marks, Good Condition. (GERO-2-7) . (ID #16981) $50.00.

126. • (Guttman, Jakob) Vorstande Der Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Wissenschaft Des Judentums. FESTSCHRIFT ZUM SIEBZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAGE JAKOB GUTTMANNS. Leipzig: Buchhandlung Gustav Fock, G. M. B. H. , 1915. 1st edition. Half cloth, 8vo, 283 pages. Marbled covers and edges. In German with sections in Hebrew. Book is a series of articles about Jewish religious philosophy and religious history divided into four sections. Beautiful black and white marbled covers with green marbling on edges. Backstrip is slightly worn in some places Dr. Max Grunewald's copy, with his name stamp on front endpaper. SUBJECT (S) : Jews, Judaism, Talmud. Text in beautiful condition. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (GERN-1-10) . (ID #16670) $100.00.

127. • Guttmann, Alexander. ENTHÜLLTE TALMUDZITATE. Berlin: Philo, 1930. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 188 pages. First edition. Volume I of a 2-volume work. Marbled boards and edges. In German. Alexander Guttmann, son of Michael, was a scholar and rabbi who taught Talmud at Hebrew Union College from 1940. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Apologetic works. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Flyleaf and title page stamped "Oberrat der Israeliten Badens. " Top of spine chipped, and front edge bumped. Binding tight and interior in very good condition. (GR-4-9) (ID #16025) $75.00.

128. • Guttmann, Michael. DAS JUDENTUM UND SEINE UMWELT, EINE DARSTELLUNG DER RELIGIÖSEN UND RECHTLICHEN BEZIEHUNGEN ZWISCHEN JUDEN UND NICHTJUDEN MIT BESONDERER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER TALMUDISCH-RABBINISCHEN QUELLEN. ERSTER BANK: ALGEMEINER TEIL. Berlin, Philo Verlag, 1927. 1st Edition. Cloth, Ex-library with usual marks; also has a previous owner's blind stamp on the title page, otherwise a solid, good copy. ; 12mo; This volume only. In German. Lajos Szabolsci's copy, incsribed to him by the author. Szabolcsi (1889-1943) edited the newspaper Egyenlöség, which had been started by his father, from 1959 until the paper ceased operations, in 1938. He "continued his father's fight for full Jewish particiaption in Hungarian life and tried to root out anti-Semitism by publicizing any violation of Jewish rights. He was in the vanguard of the liberal movement and violently attacked persecution, showing considerable personal courage, particularly during the period of the 'white terror' (1919-22) . Szabolcsi was a protagonist of the official line of Hungarian Reform (Neolog) Jewry, and was violently and vocally anti-Zionist. " (Baruch Yaron in EJ, 1971, 15: 654-655) (ID #8367) $75.00.

129. • Ha Cohen, R. Joseph, and M. Wiener. EMEK HABACHA VON R. JOSEPH HA COHEN. AUS DEM HEBRÄISCHEN IN'S DEUTSCHE ÜBERTRAGEN, MIT EINEM VORWORTE, NOTEN UND REGISTERN VERSCHEN UND MIT HEBRÄISCHEN HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN BEILAGEN BEREICHERT. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1858. Half leather; 8vo. Period binding with marbled edges and endpapers, gilt titles and trim. Xiv, 226, xxix pages. In German and Hebrew. Series: Bibliothek jüdischer chroniken und reisewerke in uebersetzung und mit noten ... On recto of added title page: "Schriften hrsg. Vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 3. Jahr: 1857-1858. Bibliothek jüischer chroniken und reisewerke. 1." Ha Cohen was a historian and physician of the 16th century; in his "'Emek ha-Bakah, " "he dwells upon the sorrows and sufferings the Jews endured in various countries in the course of centuries. The book, which is a martyrology from beginning to end, closes with the 24th of Tammuz, 5335 (1575) . The author's moderation and self-control are admirable...His work is valuable also on account of its brilliant narrative, excellent characterization, and fine Biblical style. Having lived in Italy from his childhood and become acquainted with persons prominent politically, he is a valuable source for the history of his time; concerning many events, he had closely examined competent witnesses. He also mentions a number of important facts ignored by other historians. " (Eduard Neumann and Richard Gottheil, JE) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- History -- A. D. 70- Jews -- Persecutions. Corners worn; non-archival repair to backstrip, which is nearly detached. One section detached but present. Hinges weak. Faint water stain to top edge of some pages; otherwise, interior of book in very good condition. (SW-5-4) (ID #15627) $50.00.

RAB-1-18-eckman.jpg (50538 bytes)130. • (Hafets Hayyim) Eckman, Lester Samuel. REVERED BY ALL; THE LIFE AND WORKS OF RABBI ISRAEL MEIR KAGAN--HAFETS HAYYIM (1838-1933) . New York: Shengold, 1974. Cloth, 8vo. 214 pages. Gilt titles. Second revised edition. Bibliography pages 205-211. Israel Meir Kagan was a Polish-born Orthodox rabbi, Halakhist, Kabbalist, and ethicist, and author of the Hafets Hayyim. Ex-library. Very good condition. (RAB-1-18) (ID #17242) $20.00.

 

 


131. • Hahn, Aaron. HISTORY OF THE ARGUMENTS FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1885. Cloth, 12mo. 205 pages. Gilt titles. Bibliographical annotations. Aaron Hahn was rabbi of Tifereth Israel Congregation in Cleveland from 1874 to 1892. He presents here 8 arguments: cosmological, teleological, ontological, moral, historical, Jewish Theosophy, Christian, and Mohammedan. Singerman 3336. SUBJECT (S) : God -- Proof -- History of doctrines. Ex-library with minimal markings. Water stained; front board warped; back board and backstrip not present. Usual age staining; pages brittle. Fair condition. (AMR-2-12) (ID #16145) $45.00.


RAB-1-22-hai.jpg (78331 bytes)132. • Hai Ben Sherira. edited by J[acob] N[ahum] Epstein. PERUSH HA-GEONIM `AL SEDER TAHAROT, ME-YUHAS LE-RAV HAI GAON... Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1924. Cloth, 8vo. 208 pages. Gilt titles. In Hebrew. Volumes I & II bound together and paginated continuously; title pages to volume II following page 80. Title page in German on verso: Der Gaonäische Kommentar zur Mischnaordnung Teharoth zugeschreiben R. Hai Gaon. Illustrated with facsimiles. Series: Mekize Nirdamim. SUBJECT (S) : Geonic literature. Title Subject: Mishna. Tohorot (Order) -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UCLA; OSU; Vanderbilt) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Notes on flyleaf; few marks in margin. Pages dark. Corners bumped. Good condition. (RAB-1-22) (ID #17246) $40.00.

133. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE DES JUDENTUMS. WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER, SCHULINSPEKTOREN U. A. M. ABTEILUNG III SUPPLEMENT IV. Strelitz: Im Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1897. Cloth; large 8vo. 138 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement IV to Section III. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-Encyclopädie des Judentums was published starting in 1862. It was the first Jewish encyclopedia in German. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15594) $75.00.

134. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE DES JUDENTUMS. WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER, SCHULINSPEKTOREN U. A. M. ABTEILUNG III SUPPLEMENT V. Leipzig: In Commission von K. F. Koehler, 1900. Cloth; large 8vo. 146 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement V to Section III. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-Encyclopädie des Judentums was published from 1874 to 1905. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15595) $75.00.

135. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE DES JUDENTUMS. WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER, SCHULINSPEKTOREN U. A. M. ABTEILUNG III SUPPLEMENT VI, SCHLUKHEFT. Strelitz: Im Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1901. Cloth; large 8vo. 128 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement VI to Section III. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-Encyclopädie des Judentums was published from 1874 to 1905. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15596) $75.00.

136. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE FÜR BIBEL UND TALMUD: WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER & C. SUPPLEMENTBAND II ZUR ABTEILUNG I UND II. Leipzig: In Commission von K. F. Koehler, 1891. Cloth; large 8vo. 177 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement II to Sections I and II. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-Encyclopädie für Bibel und Talmud was published 1886-1901. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists six copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15592) $75.00.

137. • Hamburger, J. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE FÜR BIBEL UND TALMUD: WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER & C. SUPPLEMENTBAND III ZUR ABTEILUNG I UND II. Leipzig: In Commission von K. F. Koehler, 1892. Cloth; large 8vo. 156 pages. In German. Annotated. This work is Supplement III to Sections I and II. Bound with four other supplements. The Real-encyclopädie für Bibel und Talmud was published 1886-1901. It was the first Jewish encyclopedia in German. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists six copies worldwide. Cover worn and stained; pages foxed and brown. Inside front cover bears bookplate of Rabbi Philip Kleinman, Conservative rabbi and 1918 alumnus of JTS. Good condition. (SW-2) (ID #15593) $75.00.

138. • Hamburger, Jacob. REAL-ENCYCLOPÄDIE FÜR BIBEL UND TALMUD: WÖRTERBUCH ZUM HANDGEBRAUCH FÜR BIBELFREUNDE, THEOLOGEN, JURISTEN, GEMEINDE- UND SCHULVORSTEHER, LEHRER & C. SUPPLEMENTBAND ZUR ABTEILUNG I UND II. Leipzig: In Commission von K. F. Koehler, 1886. Quarter leather; 8vo. Viii, 158 pages. In German. Marbled edges. Supplement to a 6-volume set. Indexed and annotated. Hamburger was a German rabbi and scholar. This work was the first such work ever published in the German language. "As the work of one man it is a remarkable monument of the author's industry and learning. " (Gotthard Deutsch, JE) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Dictionaries. Jews -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Original marbled boards have been covered with cloth, which is peeling. Spine is chipping, with part of backstrip not present. Interior in very good condition. (GR-5-5) (ID #15904) $150.00.

139. • Hands, L. SOME LEGAL DIFFICULTIES WHICH BESET THE JEWESS. Kilburn : Hart & Son, 1920-1921. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages. 22 cm. Includes Addenda ([2] leaves ; 34 cm.). "Printed for Private Circulation." Paper prepared for the International Conference on Women Zionists which was held in London in July, 1920. Topics discussed include: Social Conditions, Political Oppression, Legal Status of Women, Divorce: The Husband's Rights, Divorce: The Wife's Position, The Childless Widow, Marriage with the Descendants of Aaron, Polygamy, Neglect of Legal Precautions, Need for Registration of Marriages, Immigrant Rabbis and Civil Law, & Need for a Central Rabbinic Authority. Includes a 2-page mimeographed "ADDENDA" by the author tipped in: "The accompanying paper [i.e. pamphlet] on 'Some Legal Difficulties which beset the Jewess,' was prepared for the International Conference of Women Zionists which was held in London in July, 1920. Since then, the subject has been much discussed and the writer desires to add a few words." Topics in the addenda include: "Practical Difficulties in Connection with Reform," "The Rabbinical Conference," "The Task Which Lies Before Women," & "Divorce by Mutual Consent." Includes bibliographical references on page 16. This is NOT the more common SOME DIFFICULTIES WHICH BESET THE JEWESS, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HER LEGAL POSITION, published by the same author several years prior (and with no adenda nor reference to the Conference ) several years earlier in 1917. SUBJECT(S): Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law) Jewish women. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (ID #12700) $100.00.

RAB-1-3-burak.jpg (132003 bytes)140. • (Hatam Sofer) Burak, Moses J. THE HATAM SOFER; HIS LIFE AND HIS TIMES. Toronto: Beth Jacob Congregation, 1967. Cloth; 8vo. 384 pages. First edition. "Select bibliography" pages 38l-82. Burak is rabbi emeritus of Beth Jacob Congregation, where he served for many years. SUBJECT (S) : Sofer, Moses, 1762-1839. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Pages 66 & 67 blank (printing error) ; otherwise, excellent condition. (RAB-1-3) (ID #17228) $20.00.

 


141. • Ha-Yatom, Salomon Ben; Hirsch Perez Chajes. פירוש מסכת משקין PERUSH MASEKHET MASHKIN. Berlin: Hevrat Mekitse Nirdamin, 1909. Paperback. 8vo. 140 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. Includes German title page: "Kommentar zu Masquin (Mo`ed katan) hrsg. Und mit Einleitung und Noten versehen von H. P. Chajes. " Series: Sefarim ha-yots'im le-or `al yede Hevrat Mekitse Nirdamim; "Yotse le-or `im mavo ve-he`arot `al yede Tsevi Perets Hayes. " SUBJECT(S) : Talmud, Mo'ed katan-Commentaries. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Spine is split in half. Original covers present but chipped and folded along edges. Text is clear and easy to read. Thus in fair condition, but strong paper is easily rebound or used as is (we can also have it rebound for you) . (GERN-2-20). (ID #16706) $75.00.

142. • Heilprin, Michael. BIBELKRITISCHE NOTIZEH. EIN NACHGELASSENES MANUSKRIPT. Baltimore: Friedenwald, 1893. Cloth, 8vo. 185 pages. In Hebrew and German. Title page on verso. Foreward by Benjamin Szold. Heilprin was a Polish linguist, scholar, encyclopedist, and author. "He emigrated to the U. S. In 1856 and taught in Hebrew Education Society schools in Philadelphia until 1858, when he moved to Brooklyn to become an editor and contributor to Appleton's New American Cyclopaedia (1858-63) . He later worked as an associate editor on the revised work (1872-76) . He also wrote for the New York Tribune and contributed articles to E. L. Godkin's Nation from 1865 until his death, and was considered one of the foremost writers in the U. S. On European literature and politics. " (EJ) Singerman 4519; Deinard 76. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, LOC, Columbia) . Lacks outer wrappers; signatures loose; outer pages chipped. Ex-library with minimal markings. Few light pencil marks in margin. Pages warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-19B) (ID #16154) $45.00.

143. • Heinemann, J. JEDIDJA. EINE RELIGIÖSE, MORALISCHE UND PÄDAGOGISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT. ISSUES 1 & 2. Berlin: Maurerichen Buchhandlung, 1817. Half leather; 8vo. Marbled boards, edges in red. 294 pages. Initial two issues, bound together. In German. Includes articles and poetry in Hebrew. Jeremiah Heinemann (1778-1855) was a German writer, educator, and communal leader. From 1808 to 1813 he was a member of the Jewish consistory of Westphalia and from 1825 to 1831 was principal of a school in Berlin. Heinemann was one of the last of the German maskilim in the tradition of the Me'assefim and Moses Mendelssohn, who sought to adapt Jewish life in Germany to modern times. In 1817 he founded and edited the eight volumes of Jedidja, a periodical of Jewish studies in German (1817-31) , which appeared in a new series in 1839-41 and later as Allgemeines Archiv des Judenthums (1842-43) . His Hebrew commentary to the Torah, Be'ur la-Tamid, was published in a new edition of the Pentateuch along with Mendelssohn's translation (1831-33) . His publications include a collection of articles and letters written by and to Mendelssohn, books on Judaism and Jewish education, a German translation of Isaiah, and essays on the legal and cultural status of the Jews of Prussia. (M. Eliav, Ha-Hinnukh ha-Yehudi be-Germanyah, EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Germany -- Periodicals. Jews -- Education -- Germany -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Edgeworn; boards worn. Backstrip missing. Jewish Cultural Reconstruction bookplate and Offenbach A. M. Archival Depot stamp on flyleaf. Institutional bookplate on inside front cover. Good condition. (SW-5-9) (ID #15631) $125.00.

144. • Hirsch, Menko Max, Ed. FRUCHT VOM BAUM DES LEBENS: OZER PEROTH EZ CHAJIM. Berlin-antwerpen, Soncino Gesellschaft, 1937. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 4to, 10, 365 pages. Published by the Soncino Gesellschaft der Freunde des Juedischen Buches. 1 of 1000 copies. German abstracts of the 953 extant responsa originally issued in the Hebrew periodical "Peri Eitz Chaim (1691-1807) , the organ of Amsterdam's esteemed Ets Hayim Talmudical Academy. Insightful work on Jewish life in Amsterdam of the time. (GR-5-16) Spine worn with repairs, otherwise Good+ Condition. (ID #15898) $300.00.

145. • Hirsch, Samson Raphael. HOREB: A PHILOSOPHY OF JEWISH LAWS AND OBSERVANCES (IN TWO VOLUMES) . London: The Soncino Press, 1962. Cloth, tall 8vo, first volume pages 1-276, second volume pages 277-644. "Translated from the German original with Introduction and Annotations by Dayan Dr I. Grunfeld. " Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Highlighting on a few pages. Very good condition. (ID #13237) $65.00.

146. • Hirsch, Samson Raphael. JESCHURUN: EIN MONATSBLATT ZUR FÖRDERUNG JÜDISCHEN GEISTES UND JÜDISCHEN LEBENS, IN HAUS, GEMEINDE UND SCHULE. Frankfurt: Reinhold Baist, 1861-1870. No binding; 8vo. Vi, xiii, 105-152, 609-650, 415-600, 1-69 pages. This volume is five different sections of the periodical Jeschurun, founded and edited by Hirsch: Volume 8, 1862; Volume 8, Nr. III; Volume 7, Nr. XII; Volume 8, Nr. IX; and Volume 16, January-April 1870. Hirsch was a "rabbi and writer; leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. " (Simha Katz, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists eleven copies worldwide. Pages brown, with some staining and foxing. Few pencil marks in margin. Some chipping to edges. Rear flyleaf detached but present. No outer binding; otherwise, good/fair condition. (SW-2) (ID #15603) $25.00.

147. • Hirsch, Samson Raphael. JESCHURUN: EIN MONATSBLATT ZUR FÖRDERUNG JÜDISCHEN GEISTES UND JÜDISCHEN LEBENS, IN HAUS, GEMEINDE UND SCHULE. NO. VIII. MAY 1861/5621 (ONLY) . Frankfurt am Main: Druck von R. Baist, 1861. No. VIII. May 1861/5621. Wrappers; 8vo. 391-462 pages. In German. Jeschurun was a periodical founded and edited by Hirsch. It ran from 1855-1870. Hirsch was a "rabbi and writer; leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. " (Simha Katz, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jews. - Periodicals. OCLC lists 8 copies of this periodical worldwide. Usual age staining. Wrappers detached but present; edges chipped. Good condition. (SW-5-33) (ID #15654) $25.00.

148. • Holdschmidt, Hans Carl. DER JUDE AUF DEM THEATER DES DEUTSCHEN MITTELALTERS. Emsdetten, H. & J. Lechte, 1935. 1st Edition Thus. Paper Wrappers, Bit of wear to spine & edges of cover, otherwise Good Solid Condition. ; 8vo; 176 pages; In German. Plates. 24 cm. Die Schaubuhne, Quellen, und Forschungen zur Theatergeschichte, Bd, 12 Bibliography: p. 167-176. (GERO-1) (ID #8438) $75.00.

149. • Horovitz, S. DIE PSYCHOLOGIE BEI DEN JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONS-PHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS VON SAADIA BIS MAIMUNI. HEFT I, DIE PSYCHOLOGIE SAADIAS. Westmead, UK: Gregg, 1970 [Photostatic reprint of: Breslau: Th. Schatzky, 1898]. Cloth, 8vo, vi, 286 pages. In German. Heft I of IV. Includes bibliographical references. Series: Jahres-Bericht des jüdisch-theologischen Seminars Fraenckel'scher Stiftung; 1898. Horovitz was a "scholar of talmudic literature and medieval religious philosophy...who had a comprehensive knowledge of Jewish lore and of Latin, Greek, and Arabic, [and who] made a significant contribution to Jewish and Islamic philosophical studies. [His work] is distinguished not by its quantity but by its maturity and solidity. " (Moshe David Herr, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Psychology. Philosophy, Jewish. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (UMaryland, Princeton, NY Public Library, UFlorida) . Ex-library, otherwise Very good condition. (GER-10-26-DW) (ID #17063) $35.00.

150. • Horovitz, Saul. DIE PSYCHOLOGIE BEI DEN JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS VON SAADIA BIS MAIMUNI. HEFT II: DIE PSYCHOLOGIE DER JÜDISCHEN NEUPLATONIKER. A. GABIROL. Breslau: Th. Schatzky, 1900. Boards; 8vo. [77]-146 pages. In German. Volume II of a series. "Sonder-Abdruck aus dem Jahres-Bericht des jüdish-theologischen Seminars zu Breslau, 1900." Includes bibliographical references and errata. Horovitz was a Hungarian-born scholar of talmudic literature and medieval religious philosophy. With "a comprehensive knowledge of Jewish lore and of Latin, Greek, and Arabic, [he] made a significant contribution to Jewish and Islamic philosophical studies. " His work "is distinguished not by its quantity but by its maturity and solidity. " (Moshe David Herr, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Psychology. Philosophy, Jewish. Front hinge cracked; flyleaf detached, but present. Sunned. Interior in very good condition. (GER-6-12) (ID #16602) $40.00.

150A. • Horowitz, Carmi. THE JEWISH SERMON IN 14TH CENTURY SPAIN: THE DERASHOT OF R JOSHUA IBN SHU'EIB (Harvard Judaic Monographs, 6). Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1989. Cloth, 8vo, 206 pages. Includes indexes. Bibliography on pages 191-200. Subjects: Ibn Shuaib, Joshua, 14th cent. Derashot `al ha-Torah. Jewish sermons-History and criticism. Judaism-Spain-History.SUBJECT(S): Religion & Spirituality : Judaism : Sacred Writings : Torah. New Condition. ISBN: 0-674-47455-4 $15.00

151. • Horowitz, George. THE SPIRIT OF JEWISH LAW : A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF BIBLICAL AND RABBINICAL JURISPRUDENCE WITH A SPECIAL NOTE ON JEWISH LAW AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL. New York: Central Book Company, 1953. Forward by Dr. David de Sola Pool. Cloth, 8vo, 812 pages, gilt lettering on spine. Last page lists Errata. Institutional bookplate. Jacket chipped away on top spine edge but covered in Mylar. Good condition in Good jacket. (ID #13061) $45.00.

152. • Horst, Friedrich. DAS PRIVILEGRECHT JAHVES: RECHTSGESCHICHTLICHE UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZUM DEUTERONOMIUM. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1930. Wrappers; 8vo. 124 pages. In German. Bibliographical footnotes. Series: Forschungen zur religion und literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments ... Neue folge, 28. Heft. Der ganzen reihe 45. Heft. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish law. Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. Bible. O. T. Deuteronomy -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with minimal markings. Some cover soil. Binding has been guillotined; book is loose sheets, but complete. Thus Fair condition. (LB-3) (ID #15506) $50.00.

RAB-1-21-hurwitz.jpg (93271 bytes)152A. • Hurwitz, Moshe. SEFER HASHKAFOT HA-RAMAH: DERASHOT LA-REGALIM, ULE-YAMIM HA-NORAIM ULE-KHOL SHABTOT HA-SHANAH... Brooklyn: Moinester, 1934. Cloth, 8vo. 174 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. In Hebrew. Title page in English on verso: Hashkofoth Horamo: A Collection of Droshoth rendered on various occasions and interpretations of Biblical and Talmudical Bases. SUBJECT (S) : Festival-day sermons, Jewish. High Holiday sermons. Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Stanford; Princeton; Florida Atlantic; New York Public Library) . Bit of edgewear; 1" tear on flyleaf. 3 leaves dogeared. Pages a little dark. Hebrew title page detached but present. Text in very good condition. (RAB-1-21) (ID# 17245) $50.00


153. • Hyman, Aaron, Ed. IGERETH RAV SHERIRA GAON (THE LETTER OF R. SHERIRA, GAON) . COLLATED FROM VARIOUS TEXTS AND EDITED WITH A CRITICAL COMMENTARY "PATHSHEGEN HAKETHAB.". London: Express, 1910. Leather; 8vo. 110 pages. In Hebrew. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Tannaim. Title Subject: Mishnah -- History. Talmud -- History. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Owner's bookplate on inside cover. Edges worn; spine starting to chip. Good condition. (BR-3) (ID #14545) $60.00.

154. • (Ibn Ezra) Gomez Aranda, Mariano. EL COMENTARIO DE ABRAHAM IBN EZRA AL LIBRO DEL ECLESIASTES: INTRODUCCION, TRADUCCION Y EDICION CRITICA. Madrid, Instituto De Filologia..., 1994. Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition In Spanish; Large 8vo; cxxi, 220, 128 pages; 27 cm. Textos y estudios "Cardenal Cisneros" de la biblia poliglota matritense; 56. ISBN 8400074025 Text in Hebrew and Spanish; notes in Spanish. Includes bibliographical references. Published by the Instituto de Filologia del CSIC, Departamento de Filologia Biblica y de Oriente Antiguo (ID #5170) $40.00.

155. • Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meïr. THE COMMENTARY OF IBN EZRA ON ISAIAH: EDITED FROM MSS. AND TRANSLATED, WITH NOTES, INTRODUCTIONS AND INDEXES BY M. FRIEDLÄNDER, VOL. III. London: N. Trübner and Co. , 1877. Cloth. 8vo. 42; 115 pages. In Hebrew and English. Volume three of a three volume set published by the London Society of Hebrew Literature. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. One of two title pages is detached but present as is one in the rear. Chipping to pages but no damage to text. Overall in good condition. (BR-8-17) . (ID #17010) $75.00.

156. • Ibn Ghiyyat, Isaac (1038-1089) . edited by Seligmann Baer Bamberger (1807-1878) & Yitshak Yeranen. SEFER SHA`ARE SIMHAH. KOLEL HILKHOT KIDUSH, HAVDALAH, T.B., R.H., TESHUVAH, YO. HA-K., SUKAH VE-LULAV... 2 VOLUMES IN 1 (COMPLETE) . Firtah (Fürth) : Y. Zamer, 1861 . 1st edition. Cloth, Large 8vo, 118, (6) , 111, 6. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Poems of Rabbi Isaac Ibn Ghiyyat. Title pages have ornamental borders. Ibn Ghiyyat was a "halakhic authority, commentator, and poet, was head of the yeshivah of Lucena, his home town. He was a friend of Samuel ha-Nagid, who regarded him highly, and of his son Jehoseph. He composed an elegy on Samuel's death (1056) . His many students included Moses ibn Ezra, Joseph ibn Sahal, and Joseph ibn Zaddik. When Joseph was murdered in 1066, his widow and young son Azariah escaped to Lucena where Ibn Ghayyat received them cordially-providing for the widow, and raising and caring for the child like a father. At the age of 51, he traveled to Cordova for treatment of a severe ailment, and died there. He was buried in Lucena. Only part of Ibn Ghayyat's work, Halakhot Kelulot, has survived. It was published from the only extant manuscript by Simhah Bamberger under the name Sha'arei Simhah (1861-62) ...The early authorities quote Ibn Ghayyat's halakhot on the Mishnah orders Nashim and Nezikin. His work comprised all laws which are of practical application. It is the only source for many quotations from the works of the geonim. Wherever they are in disagreement, he determines the definitive halakhah, and at times even decides contrary to both opinions. He notes the early customs of Spanish Jewry. He was primarily strongly influenced by the Hilkheta Gavravata (Gavrata) of Samuel ha-Nagid; although he seldom cites it, he often reproduces its language almost verbatim. Besides his halakhic work, he also wrote a commentary to the Talmud (see Milhamot Adonai of Abraham b. Moses b. Maimon) which he called Sefer ha-Ner ("Book of the Candle"; Kitab al-Seraj in Arabic) because its purpose is the illumination of difficult talmudic discussions; Maimonides quotes him in one of his responsa. Some of Ibn Ghayyat's responsa are extant. He also commented on the Bible, his commentary on Ecclesiastes being still extant (1884; republished in 1962 by Y. Kafah who incorrectly ascribes it to Saadiah Gaon) . R. Jedaiah ha-Penini refers to it (Resp. Rashba, vol. 1, no. 418) as "a pleasing commentary revealing considerable wisdom. " His commentaries to other volumes are often quoted in R. Solomon b. Melekh's Mikhlal Yofi. Four hundred of his poems have been preserved, most of them piyyutim. They are among the best piyyutim of the Spanish period, and although they do not contain many aggadic references, there are many philosophical, cosmological, and astronomical allusions in them. His selihot are simple and possess a charm of their own. No effort has yet been made to collect them, and many are still in manuscript. Among the anthologies of piyyutim that include his works, the most noteworthy is the Tripoli mahzor, Siftei Renanot (Venice, 1648) . Several of his piyyutic texts have been published by Brody, Davidson, A. Marx, Bernstein, and others....Some of his secular poems were published by J. Reifmann in Ozar Tov, 9 (1882) , 3-8" (EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Customs and practices. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. Jewish mourning customs. Piyutim. OCLC lists 10 institutions with copies. Defective backstrip, some wear to boards, otherwise Very Good Condition. (ID #16836) $200.00.

157. • Ibn Giat) Katz, Sarah. RABBI ISAAC IBN GIAT: MONOGRAPH. Jerusalem: Rubin Mass, 1994. Cloth, 8vo. 189 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Sarah Katz is a senior lecturer at Bar-Ilan University. Rabbi Isaac Ibn Giat was one of the great poets during the "Golden Age" of Hebrew poetry in Spain. Text in very good condition. (RAB-2-4) (ID #17277) $50.00.

RAB-1-12-ibnquraysh.jpg (193881 bytes)158. • Ibn Quraysh, Judah, J. J. L. Bargès, and D. B. Goldberg. JEHUDA BEN KOREISCH TIHARTENSIS AFRICANI ... EPISTOLA DE STUDII TARGUM UTILITATE ET DE LINGUAE CHALDAICAE, MISNICAE, TALMUDICAE, ARABICAE, VOCABULORUM ITEM NONNULLORUM BARBARICORUM CONVENIENTIA CUM HEBRAEA: TEXTUM ARABICUM LITTERIS HEBRAICIS EXARATUM EX. UNICO BIBLIOTHECAE BODLEIANAE CODICE MANUSCRIPTO DESCRIPTUM. Paris: B. Duprat, 1857. Cloth; 12mo. 124 pages. First thus. In Arabic. Title page in Hebrew on facing page. Bibliographical annotations in various languages. "When the community of Fez in Morocco decided to abolish the custom of reciting the Aramaic Targum in synagogues, Ibn Quraysh addressed to them an epistle (risala) , in the preface of which he urged them to retract their decision, since the recitation was an old tradition and contributed to the comprehension of the Bible, while the Aramaic language in general, as well as Arabic, was important for the understanding of the Bible and the Hebrew language. The main body of the epistle falls into three parts: in the first part, biblical Hebrew in the form of a vocabulary is compared in alphabetical order with Aramaic, in the second with mishnaic Hebrew, and in the third with Arabic...This work, which was edited by D. B. Goldberg and J. J. L. Bargès and translated into Hebrew by M. Katz, apparently had no special title. Because of its preface, it is as a rule called Risala, but it is also referred to by other names. Abraham ibn Ezra calls it Sefer ha-Yahas and Av va-Em; Isaac b. Samuel ha-Sephardi called it Agron Av va-Em (the third part of the work which was apparently the most widespread, begins with the words 'av and 'em) . Menahem b. Saruq referred to it as Sefer Pitronot. " (Joshua Blau, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- Etymology -- Early works to 1800. Bible. O. T. Aramaic -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Rebound. Usual age staining. Two chips along bottom of title page, and a 1/2" tear in middle of page which has been repaired with tape from behind. For its age, in very good condition. (RAB-1-12) (ID #17237) $175.00.

159. • Ibrahim Ibn Ya`kub, [al-Samiri]; Siegmund Hanover, Ed. DAS FESTGESETZ DER SAMARITANER NACH IBRAHIM IBN JA'KUB. EDITION UND UEBERSETZUNG SEINES KOMMENTARS ZU LEV. 23. Berlin: Nathansen & Lamm, 1904. Cloth; 8vo. Xviii, 74 pages. In German and Hebrew. Bibliographical annotations. "The most considerable work of [Samaritan-Arabic commentary] is the commentary in Arabic by Ibrahim b. Ya'kub on the first four books of Moses, composed in the fifteenth or sixteenth century and now preserved only in a modern copy at Berlin. The author is in an unusual degree typically Samaritan in his exegesis, carefully avoiding anthropomorphisms, pointing out the errors of Jewish teachers, and losing no opportunity of glorifying his own people and their traditions. His Arabic is of the half-vulgar kind habitually employed by Samaritan writers. " (JE) Dr. Hanover's edition of this commentary on Leviticus is an improvement on an earlier edition by Klumel. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Leviticus. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained; boards warped and peeling. Front hinge gone. Pages wrinkled with some faint dampstains. Text in very good condition. (GER-8-14) (ID #16818) $50.00.

160. • Isaac Lewin, Michael L. Munk, Jeremiah J. Berman. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE SHEHITAH (KOSHER SLAUGHTERING) . New York, Rsrch Inst For Post-War Prob, 1946. 1st Edition. Cloth, "The study upon which this volume is based was sponsored by the Agudath Israel World Organization and the American Jewish Committee...Part of the heritage left by Nazism is the discriminatory legislation now found on the statute books of several countries prohibiting the practice of Shehitah, the Jewish religiously ordained method of slaughtering. Evidence demonstrating this legislation to be an unjustifiable form of religious persecution of Jews is presented in this volume. " Includes bibliographical references and index. Herman Rubenovitz' copy, with his bookplate. (ID #5263) $100.00.

161. • Joël, M. (Manuel) . BLICKE IN DIE RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE ZU ANFANG DES ZWEITEN CHRISTLICHEN JAHRHUNDERTS: I. DER TALMUD UND DIE GRIECHISCHE SPRACHE. Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1880. 1st edition. Cloth, 12mo, 177 pages, 18 cm. Subjects: Talmud. Judaism -- Relations -- Greek. Includes colored endpapers and marbled edges. Ex library copy with usual marks. Good condition. (B-5) (ID #11021) $75.00.

162. • Jöel, M. DON CHASDAI CRESKAS' RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHISCHE LEHREN IN IHREN GESCHICHTLICHEN EINFLUSSE. Breslau: Schletter (H. Skutsch) , 1866. Half cloth, 8vo. 83 pages. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Creskas was a Spanish philosopher, theologian and statesman. His activities as a merchant and communal leader can be traced as far back as 1367. As a delegate from the Catalonian Jewish community he negotiated with the king of Aragon for the renewal and extension of Jewish privileges in 1383. Throughout his life he sought to protect the rights of Spanish Jews and worked with various governments to this end. He is seen as one of Spinoza's chief influences. Jöel was a religious philosopher who researched, among other Jewish figures, Creskas (EJ) . OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Front cover is missing. Marbled covers and edges. Overall in very good condition. (GERN-2-22) . (ID #16708) $50.00.

163. • Joseph, Ha-Kohen, and M[eïr] Wiener. EMEK HABACHA. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1858. Cloth; 8vo. Xiv, 226, xxvi, [25] pages. Gilt titles. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Bibliographical annotations. Addenda and indices at end. Series: Bibliothek jüdischer chroniken und reisewerke in uebersetzung und mit noten ... Von r. Joseph ha Cohen. Aus dem hebräischen in's deutsche übertragen, mit einem vorworte, noten und registern verschen und mit hebräischen handschriftlichen beilagen bereichert von dr. M. Wiener. On recto of added title page: Schriften hrsg. Vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 3. Jahr: 1857-1858. Bibliothek jüischer chroniken und reisewerke. 1. " Ha Cohen was a historian and physician of the 16th century; in his "' Emek ha-Bakah, " "he dwells upon the sorrows and sufferings the Jews endured in various in the course of centuries. The book, which is a martyrology from beginning to end, closes with the 24th of Tammuz, 5335 (1575) . The author's moderation and self-control are admirable. His work is valuable also on account of its brilliant narrative, excellent characterization, and fine Biblical style. Having lived in Italy from his childhood and become acquainted with persons prominent politically, he is a valuable source for the history of his time; concerning many events, he had closely examined competent witnesses. He also mentions a number of important facts ignored by other historians. " (Eduard Neumann and Richard Gottheil, JE) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- History -- A. D. 70- Jews -- Persecutions. Ex-library with minimal markings. Rebound; binding tight; cover in excellent condition. Dampstain to lower edge of leaves. Title page wrinkled and soiled. Bit of marginalia in pencil. Text in very good condition. (GER-8-6) (ID #16810) $125.00.

164. • [Another Copy] Joseph, Ha-Kohen, and M[eïr] Wiener. EMEK HABACHA. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1858. Half leather; 8vo. xiv, 226, xxvi, [25] pages. Gilt bands and titles; marbled boards. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Bibliographical annotations. Addenda and indices at end. Cover badly worn; backstrip peeling. Hinges nearly gone; first few leaves detached but present. Pages dark. Bit of marginalia in pencil. Text in very good condition. (GER-8-5) (ID #16809) $100.00.

165. • (Judah, Ha-Levi) Neumark, Dr David. JEHUDA HALLEVI'S [sic] PHILOSOPHY IN ITS PRINCIPLES. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1908. Hardcover, 8vo, 91 pages. Abraham Feldman's copy, with his signiture on cover, underlining & margin markings in pencil. OCLC lists seven copies worldwide. Bound in attractive period stiff protector, Good condition (P-1) (ID #13145) $100.00.

166. • Judah, Ha-Levi. translated Into German with A Biographical Sketch by Emil Bernhard. EIN DIWAN. Berlin, E. Reiss, 1920. Cloth, Spine & inside hinge repaired, lacks blank endpaper (? ) , ex-library with minimal marks, about Good Condition; 8vo; 165 pages; 23 cm. "Quellennachweis" on pages 162-165. One of 1200 machine numbered copies available for sale, this being number 1222 (!) , over which someone has penned "0000" (ID #8023) $25.00.

167. • Jung, Leo. ESSENTIALS OF JUDAISM (A GUIDE TO FACTS OF JEWISH LAW AND LIFE) . New York, Union Of Orthodox Jewish Con, 1949. Ninth edition. Paper wrappers; 16mo. 33 pages. Includes Table of Contents of The Jewish Library, edited by Leo Jung. OCLC lists two copies worldwide . Excellent condition. (W-62) (ID #15707) $30.00.

168. • Jung, Leo. KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE IN RABBINIC LORE. OFFPRINT FROM: JUNG, "MEN OF THE SPIRIT," PP. 679-712. New York, Kymson Publishing Co. , 1964. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 43 pages. "[A] slightly revised version of a paper of the same title publised as #6 of the [sic] Studies in Torah Judaism..." Guido Kisch's copy, warmly inscribed to him by the author. (ID #12898) $20.00.

169. • Kadushin, Max. ORGANIC THINKING: A STUDY IN RABBINIC THOUGHT. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1938. First Edition. Cloth, 8vo, xvi, 367 pages. Includes notes & indices. Particularly attractive dark green cloth with bright gilt titling and framed border on upper board. "If there can be no philosophy of religion, there is, this study demonstrates, a science of religion. According to this science of religion, the sphere of religion exhibits an organismic order. The organic traits of religion afford us here, then, a means for testing the validity of contemporary philosophies of organism. " Ex-library with minimal markings, Very Good Condition thus, (ID #12922) $40.00.

170. • Kahana, Rabbi K. THE THEORY OF MARRIAGE IN JEWISH LAW. Liden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1966. Cloth, 8vo, 99 pages, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Inscription in Hebrew on front page. Virtually no visible wear, other than slight soiling on front endpage and front page. Good condition. (ID #13058) $50.00.

171. • Kaletzky, Julius. SEFER SHE'ERIT YEHUDAH: KOROT `AM YISRA'EL MIN SHENAT 4856 `AD SHENAT 5656. New York: No Publisher, 1899 . Cloth, 8vo, 146 pages. 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Crusades. Jews -- Persecutions. OCLC lists only two institutions worldwide with copies (Harvard, Penn). Singerman Nr. 5395. Goldman Nr. 511: "This narrative of the persecution of the Jews during the Crusades (11th-14th c.) was originally serialized in Yiddish in [Yidishe Gazemen] 21.41 (Oct. 1895) to 22.19 (8 May 1896) and then published in a Hebrew book form edition as [Sefer She'erit Yehudah]. The book [i.e. this] form contains additional material." Drachman Nr. 83: "It is written in a popular style and with the vividness of a romance, but it, nevertheless, quite thorough, and gives and excellent idea of the period it covers." See American Jewish Year Book vol 18 (1916-17, p. 108). Library blindstamp on title page. Some pencil underlining & old stains, otherwise Very Good Condition. (AMR-8-13) (ID #16867) $375.00.

172. • Kaplan, Mordecai M.) Davis, Moshe. MORDECAI M. KAPLAN: JUBILEE VOLUME ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY. ENGLISH SECTION. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1953. Cloth, 8vo, ix, 549 pages. Includes portrait. 24 cm. Published simultaneously with the Hebrew section. Includes bibliographical references. Articles include: "World Religion and national Religion, " by Leo Baeck; "Bibliography of the Writings of Professor Mordecai M. Kaplan, " by Gerson D. Cohen; "The Teacher in Talmud and Midrash, " by Max Arzt; "Church and state Debates in the Jewish Community of 1848, " by Salo W. Baron; "The Kehillah of New York, 1908-1922, " by Norman Bentwich; "'Outside Books, '" by Joshua Bloch; "Letter and Spirit in Jewish and Roman Law, " by Boaz Cohen; "Kaufman Kohler and Roman Law, " by Smuel S. Cohon; "Osrael Friedlaender's Minute Book of Achavah Club (1909-1912) , " by Moshe Davis; "Prophecy, Wisdom, and Apocalypse, " by Israel Efros; "Judaism as a System of Symbols, " by Louis Finkelstein; "Gleaning in First Isaiah, " by H. L. Ginsberg; "Deuteronomy 23: 8, 9, " by Nelson Glueck; "The First Chapter of Abot de Rabbi Nathan, " by Judah Goldin; "The Song of Songs, " by Robert Gordis; "The Multiplication of the Mitzvot, " by Simon Greenberg; "A Contra Christianos by a Marrano, " by A. S. Halkin; "The Role of Memory in Biblical History, " by Leo L. Honor; "Freedom and Authority, " by H. M. Kallen; "Defining Jewish Art, " by Stephen S. Kayser; "Educational Abuses and Reforms in hanoverian England, " by Cecil Roth; "Yidishkayt and Yiddish, " by Max Weinreich; "Maimonides and Gersonides on Divine Attributes as Ambiguous Terms, " by H. A. Wolfson; & "Sociological Analysis of Israel, " by Benjamin Wolfman. LCCN: 53-7712 SUBJECT: Judaism. Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881- Near Fine Condition. (ID #13293) $30.00.

173. • Kaplan, Mordecai M.) Davis, Moshe. SEFER HA-YOVEL LE-KHVOD MORDEKHAI MENAHEM KAPLAN LE-M'LAT LO SHIVIM SHANAH. HELEK IVRI. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, 1953. Cloth, 8vo, x, 287 pages. Includes portrait. 24 cm. Published simultaneously with the English section. Includes 17 essays in Hebrew, including (titles translated) : "Philosophy and Religion, " by Samuel Hugo Bergman; "The Human Path, " by Martin Buber; "The Story of Hannah and Her Seven Sons in Hebrew Literature, " by Gerson D. Cohen; "Novellae of Solomon ibn-Ardret to the Tractate of Megillah, " by Zalman Dimitrovsky; "Teaching of Patriotism, " by Ben Zion Dinur (Dinaburg) ; "Jewish Communal Life in Yemen, " by Shelomo Dov Goitein; "Why Was Jeremiah Ignored in the Book of Kings? , " by Joseph Klausner; "Peskit de Rav Kahana, Shekalim, " by Bernard Mandelbaum; "On Maimonides' Ethics, " by Simon Rawidowicz; "Mendelssohn's Political Ideas, " by Nathan Rotenstreich; "How to Approach the Study of the Bible, " by Joseph Schaechter; "At the Crossroads (Jewish Education in the 20th Century) , " by Zevi Scharfstein; "Philanthropinism and Jewish Education, " by Ernst Simon; "The Problem of Bi-Culturalism and its Relation to Contemporary Jewry, " by Arieh Tartakower; "Language and Phraseology in the Tractate of Aboth d'Rabbi Nathan, " by N. H. Tur-Sinai; & "In Monte Dominus Videbitur: The Martyrs of Blois and the Early Accusations of Ritual Murder, " by Shalom Spiegel. SUBJECT: Judaism. Named Person: Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881- Near Fine Condition. (ID #13294) $30.00.

RAB-1-4-karff.jpg (71960 bytes)173A. Karff, Samuel. AGADA: THE LANGUAGE OF JEWISH FAITH. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1979. Wrappers, 8vo. Xi, 216 pages. First thus. Series: Alumni series of the Hebrew Union College Press. Includes bibliographical references. Karff is a rabbi, professor, and prolific author. He argues in this book that "it is possible to give the legitimate claims of modernity their due without surrendering the Agada's gift of meaning. " SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- 20th century. Aggada. Judaism -- Doctrines. Compliment card of Rabbinic Alumni Association of HUC laid in. Bookplate of Jerome R. Malino on inside front cover. Malino was a leader of the American Reform movement, Rabbi of the United Jewish Center in Danbury, Connecticut for 66 years, former CCAR President, and Lecturer in Homiletics at Hebrew Union College. Excellent condition in excellent dust jacket. (RAB-1-4) (ID# 17229) $20.00

174. • Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim; Openhaim, Avraham; Eshel Avraham. SHULHAN `ARUKH MI-TUR ORAH HAYIM. Amsterdam: H. S. Props, 1769? Half Leather, 12mo, [6] pagers, 189, 108 leaves. In Hebrew. Variant of Vinograd, Y. , ; Amsterdam 1978, which has 186 & 103 leaves. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Commentaries. OCLC lists one copy of this title (Vinograd, Amsterdam 1978, at Stanford) none of this edition. 1 leaf cut too close, with just a bit of text loss at the outer margin. Lacks backstrip (spine covering) , Front hinge repaired, usual staining, Good Condition thus. (GH-1-19) (ID #16406) $350.00.

175. • Karpeles, Gustav. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN LITERATUR. ZWEITER BAND. Berlin: Robert Oppenheim, 1886. Quarter leather; 8vo. 602-1172 pages. Spattered edges; raised bands; gilt lettering. In German. Volume two of a two-volume set. Series: Geschichte der literatur der europäischen völker. Karpeles was a literary historian, editor of many periodicals including the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums, and the Jahrbuch fuer juedische Geschichte und Literatur. "His most important contribution to Jewish scholarship was the Geschichte der juedischen Literatur...Karpeles was not an original or profound scholar, but he did much to popularize Jewish literature and history. " (Sol Liptzin, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Ex-library. Lacks most of backstrip; front board detached. Rear board nearly detached. Binding otherwise tight. Dampstain along top 1/4" of leaves, not affecting text. Interior in very good condition. (GER-7-16) (ID #16655) $50.00.

176. • Kaufmann, David, and `abd Allah Ibn Muhammad Batalyawsi. DIE SPUREN AL-BATLAJÛSI'S IN DER JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONS-PHILOSOPHIE: NEBST EINER AUSGABE DER HERBRÄISCHEN UBERSETZUNGEN SEINER BILDLICHEN KREISE. Budapest: Kön. Ung. Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1880. Cloth; 8vo. 64, 55, 31 pages. First edition. Title page in Hebrew on verso of second section. Series: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest; [3], 1879-80. Includes bibliographical references. One of the most important works of the prolific Austrian scholar of history, medieval Jewish philosophy, history of religion, and the history of Jewish art. SUBJECT (S) : Philosophy, Jewish -- Medieval. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Edgeworn. Pages dark. Flyleaf detached but present. Interior in very good condition. (GER-9-12) (ID #16923) $275.00.

177. • Klotz, Moritz. DER TALMUDISCHE TRACTAT EBEL RABBATHI ODER S'MACHOTH NACH HANDSCHRIFTEN UND PARALLELSTELLEN BEARBEITET ÜBERSETZT UND MIT ERLÄUTERNDEN ANMERKUNGEN VERSEHE. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1890. Cloth; small 8vo. 79 pages. First edition. Includes bibliographical annotations. The author's dissertation. The Ebel Rabbathi "is a treatise of the Mishnah in which are contained the regulations concerning mourning for the dead and most of the halakic ordinances of the third chapter of Mo'ed Katan. " (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Talmud. Minor tractates. Ebel rabati. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Max D. Klein's copy, with his distinctive bookplate on inside front cover. Klein was rabbi at Philadelphia's Congregation Adath Jeshurun from 1911-1960. Contemporary binding, preserving original wrappers. Front wrapper detached and a bit chipped but present. Rear hinge weak. Sunned. Text in very good condition. (GER-9-17) (ID #16928) $100.00.

178. • Kogan, Barry S., editor. SPINOZA: A TERCENTENARY PERSPECTIVE. 8vo, No Place (Cincinnati), Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, [1979]. First Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, xiii, 106 pages. Contains essays by Gottschalk, Popkin, Feuer, Savan and Mihaly. Very Good, in original wrappers. $25.00 Very Good Condition. (ID #13250) $40.00.

179. • Kohler, Kaufmann. GRUNDRISS EINER SYSTEMATISCHEN THEOLOGIE DES JUDENTUMS AUF GESCHICHTLICHER GRUNDLAGE. Leipzig, Buchhandlung Gustav Fock, 1910. 1st Edition. Cloth, Ex library with usual marks, wear & tape-repairs to boards. Front hinge repaied wiht binding tape, damage to top margins of index page (no text affected) . Fair but solid Condition ; 8vo; viii, 383 pages; 23 cm. Schriften / herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. Grundriss der Gesamtwissenschaft des Judentums, Band 4. Includes bibliographical references and index. (ID #6285) $35.00.

180. • Kohn, P. Jacob. OTSAR HA-BEURIM VEHA-PERUSHIM: SHE-NITHABRU VE-NIDPESU `AL HA-MISHNAH, TOSEFTA U-SHENE HA-TALMUDIM, `AL HA-POSKIM HA-RISHONIM, `AL HA-RAMBAM, TUR VE-SHULHAN `ARUKH VE-KHU. London, 1952. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 625 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. In Hebrew. Title on verso: Osar ha-beurim we-ha-perushim = Thesaurus of Hebrew halachic literature. Enumerates nearly 6, 000 titles, including all commentaries of the Mishna, Toseftah, Responsa, Maimonides, etc. , to date of publication, by category and in accordance with modern bibliographical requirements. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinical literature -- Bibliography. Talmud -- Commentaries -- Bibliography. Ex-library with minimal markings. Cover edgeworn; backstrip peeling; hinges weak. Interior in very good condition. (RAB-2-6) (ID #17279) $50.00.

181. • Kohn, P. Jacob. SEFER HA-SIMANIM HA-SHALEM: KOLEL KOL HA-SIMANIM HA-MUVAIM BE-TALMUD BAVLI... London, 1952. Cloth, 8vo. Xv, 163 pages. Gilt titles. Ribbon marker sewn in. First edition. Bi-defus "ha-Madpis, " London. In Hebrew. Title page in English on verso: Sefer ha-simanim ha-schalem. "A complete collection and explanation of all the mnemonics, the so-called 'Simanim', occurring in the Talmud, old manuscripts and commentaries, and in later literature. " SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Mnemonic devices. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Cover scuffed; backstrip peeling. Interior in very good condition. (RAB-2-7) (ID #17280) $55.00.

182. • Kohn, Roger. LES JUIFS DE LA FRANCE DU NORD DANS LA SECONDE MOITIÉ DU XIVE SIÈCLE. Louvain-Paris: E. Peeters, 1988. Cloth, 8vo. Xli, 358 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. In French. Series: Collection de la Revue des études juives 5. Documents in Old French. Illustrated with 31 tables and 4 illustrations. Includes index. Includes bibliographical references (pages [xiii]-xli) . Roger Kohn is an archivist and librarian. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- France, Northern -- History. Juifs -- France -- histoire -- 14e siècle. Juifs -- France (Nord) -- Histoire. Juifs -- France -- Politique et gouvernement. Joden. Sociale geschiedenis. France, Northern -- Ethnic relations. France -- relations interethniques. France (Nord) -- Histoire. France -- Histoire -- 14e siècle. 4.280. Excellent condition. (RAB-2-5) (ID #17278) $40.00.

183. • Kohut, George A.) Ed. by S.W. Baron and A. Marx. JEWISH STUDIES IN MEMORY OF GEORGE A. KOHUT (1874-1933). Hardcover, 8vo, New York, 1935, Cloth, XCIII,614,148 pages including bibliography and portrait. Includes Hebrew section. From the contents: Elkan N. Adler: Talmud Incunables of Spain and Portugal; S. Gandz: Oral tradition in the Bible; M. Gaster, The Maassehbuch and the Brantspiegel; B. Heller: Gog und Magog im jüd. Schrifttum, I. Husik, Averroes on the metaphyscis of Aristotle and many other learned essays. This is the scarce cloth edition, aparantly published in a very limited run for presentation to family and friends; This copy came to us from the Kohut family and bears Rebekah Kohut's friendly inscription and a (Posthumous) bookplate indicating this volume as "From the Library of George Alexander Kohut" (though, of course, the book was no published until after George Kohut's death...) Spine rebacked & hinges repaired, some wear to boards, Good Condition. (ID #13255) $125.00.

184. • Kook, [Abraham Isaac]. translated and Annotated by Bezalel Naor. OF SOCIETIES PERFECT AND IMPERFECT: SELECTED READINGS FROM EYN AYAH, RAV KOOK'S COMMENTARY TO EYN YAAKOV LEGENDS OF THE TALMUD. New York: Sepher-Hermon Press, 1995. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 135 pages. "A project of Orot, Inc. " Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S): Spiritual life -- Judaism. Jewish ethics. Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Small scuff mark on corner of cover; else very good condition. (RAB-2-13) (ID #17286) $60.00.

185. • KOVETS AL YAD; VE-HU SEFER HA-ASIF KOLEL DEVARIM ATIKIM NEETAKI M MI-TOKH KITVE YAD, YOTSE LA-OR BE-FAAM RISHONAH AL YEDE HEVRAT MEKITSE NIRDAMIM. V. 4. Only. Berlin:, Bhevrat Mekitse Nirdamim, 1888. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo;Added title page reads: Kobez al yad. Sammelband kleiner Beitrage aus Handschriften. This series began in 1885; new series began later in 1936. The new series, begun in 1936, also continues the old Numbering. Ex-library, internal binding repair. Paper good, good condition overall. (GH-1-7) (ID #5395) $50.00.

RAB-1-17-eyebeschuetz.jpg (93152 bytes)186. • Krauss, Don, Jonathan Eybeschuetz, and Hayyim Ben Zebulin Jacob Perlmutter. SHIRE MITSVOT: ... TARYAG MITSVOT `AL DEREKH HA-SHIR KE-FI SEDER ... HA-RAMBAM HIKRO ... YONATAN AYBSHITS : ... TSERAFTI LO SEFER SHIRAH LE-HAYIM ... New York: M. A. Keller ve-A. Raab, 1951. Cloth, 8vo. 129 pages. Gilt titles. In Hebrew. Facsimile edition. Title in English on facing page: Songs of the 613 commandments, by Jonathan Eibeschutz ... A song of life ... By Hayyim ben Zebulun. Edition: Hotsetiv le-or me-hadash. Eybeschutz was an 18th-century talmudist and kabbalist in Prague. "Eybeschuetz was considered not only one of the greatest preachers of his time but also one of the giants of the Talmud, acclaimed for his acumen and particularly incisive intellect. " (Gershom Scholem, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Commandments, Six hundred and thirteen. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Excellent condition. (RAB-1-17) (ID #17241) $75.00.

187. • Krauss, Samuel) . SEFER HA-YOVEL LE-PROFESOR SHEMU'EL KROIS LE-MILE'ET LO SHIV`IM SHANAH MINHAH HI SHELUHAH ME-ET HAVERAV, YEDIDAV VE-TALMIDAV. Yerushalayim, R. Mass, 1936. 1st Edition. Cloth, Rebound, Jewish institutional marks, dampstains, spine marks Lacks Jacket? ; 8vo; xxiii, 328 pages; Solid Condition. In Hebrew (ID #5356) $55.00.

188. • Krauss, Samuel. BESPRECHUNGEN. Breslau: Koebner, 1921. Offprint from Monatsschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, Volume 65, 1921. Cloth; 8vo. 4 pages. In pamphlet binder. In German. A review of A. Bertholet, Kulturgeschichte Israels. Gottingen, Vandenhoek und Ruprecht. 1920. Alfred Bertholet was a Swiss Bible scholar and theologian, who taught biblical exegesis at the University of Basel. Samuel Krauss was a historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar, author of over 1300 articles and monographs. Pages brown. One page loose. Good condition. (SW-5-30) (ID #15651) $10.00.

189. • Krauss, Samuel. GRIECHISCHE UND LATEINISCHE LEHNWÖRTER IM TALMUD, MIDRASCH UND TARGUM. TEIL I [ONLY, OF 2]. Berlin: S. Calvary, 1898. Cloth; 8vo. Xli, 349 pages. Title and decorations blind-stamped. In German. Volume 1 of a 2-volume set. Index. Notes by Immanuel Löw. Krauss was a rabbi, historian, and philologist. SUBJECT (S) : Midrash. Hebrew language -- Foreign words and phrases. Aramaic language -- Foreign words and phrases. Talmud. Bible. O. T. Aramaic. Boards edgeworn; backstrip faded, with splits along spine. Hinges weak. Last signature detached but present. Text in good condition. (GER-3-2) (ID #16509) $50.00.

190. • Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHAOLOGIE. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1910-12. Half leather; 8vo. Xiii, 720, vii, 722, vii, 491 pages. Raised bands; gilt titles; spattered edges. Illustrated. In German. Includes bibliographical references and indices. Series: Schriften / Gesellschaft zur fürderrung der wissenschaft des Judentums; Grundriss der gesamtswissenschaft des Judentums; Samuel Krauss was a historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar, author of over 1300 articles and monographs. "Krauss's greatest work is his Talmudische Archaeologie, a classic description of every aspect of life reflected in talmudic and midrashic literature. Still a rich source on the daily life and economic and social conditions of the period. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Palestine -- Social life and customs. Babylonia -- Social life and customs. Palestine -- Social life and customs. Talmud -- Antiquities. Corners and edges worn; boards scuffed. Front hinge of volume III starting. Two-inch section of lower right corner of title page missing, not affecting text. Interior clean and bright, in very good condition. (GR-1-10) (ID #15974) $300.00.

191. • Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHAOLOGIE. VOLUME ONE (I) ONLY [of three]. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1910. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 720, pages. Illustrated. In German. Front board and first signiture of leaves detached, easily repaired. Lacks Backstrip. Otherwise Good Condition (GER-7-40DW) (ID #16757) $75.00.

192. • Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHAOLOGIE. VOLUME THREE (III) ONLY [of three]. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1912. Cloth, 8vo. 491 pages. Illustrated. In German. Old dampstains to endpapers and margins of most pages, Ex-library with minimal marks. Good Condition (GERO-2-11) (ID #16985) $50.00.

193. • Lazarus, Leser. ZUR CHARAKTERISTIK DER TALMUDISCHEN ETHIK. Breslau: F. W. Jungfer's Buchdruckerei, 1877. Cloth. 8vo. 48 pages. First edition. In German. "Lazarus combined the knowledge of a Talmudist of the old school with modern education" (JE) . SUBJECT(S) : Jewish Ethics, Talmud. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Binding shaken, front endpapers and title page detached but present. Colored endpapers. Text very clear. Overall in good condition. (GERN-2-23). (ID #16709) $35.00.

194. • Lazarus, Leser. ZUR CHARAKTERISTIK DER TALMUDISCHEN ETHIK. Frankfurt am Main: J. Kauffmann Verlag, 1922. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 48 pages. In German. Second printing of rabbi Leser Lazarus' book, originally published in 1877. "Lazarus combined the knowledge of a Talmudist of the old school with modern education" (JE) . SUBJECT(S) : Jewish Ethics, Talmud, Ethics. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Cover is faded and edges are chipped in places. Binding is chipped off on top and bottom. Text is very clear. Overall in good condition. (GERN-1-15) . (ID #16675) $25.00.

195. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. [VOL I] ONLY. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1899. Half cloth; 8vo. Xxv, 469 pages. Marbled edges. In German. "Drittes stausend. " Bibliographical notes and index. Lazarus was a German philosopher and psychologist; Ethik des Judentums was his major work. In it, "Lazarus presents Jewish ethics as an 'objective-immanent' system. This system is based on an empirical, positivistic approach toward Jewish studies which holds that Jewish teachings on any subject must be derived from an analysis of Jewish sources. In selecting this approach, Lazarus departs from the 'constructive-speculative' philosophies of his 19th-century predecessors Solomon Formstecher and Samuel Hirsch, who brought a philosophic formalism to the analysis of the Jewish sources. Thus, philosophy, according to Lazarus, does not provide a preexistent scheme for Wissenschaft des Judentums ('Science of Judaism') , but is a methodological aid for discovering the objective unity of the "ethical cosmos, " as it appears throughout the Jewish literary tradition. Lazarus distinguishes between the subjective-formal approach to Jewish ethics, in which a philosophic formalism provides the starting point of investigation, and the objective-content one, in which the investigation begins with the sources themselves. He takes the latter approach as his own. He does this because in biblical and rabbinic literature, will, intent, and the Jewish way of life, rather than reflection and speculation, are the primary principles. (Franz Rosenzweig later based his existential philosophy on the same idea. ) Lazarus accepts this position for another reason: A Jewish ethical world view based on this conception possesses greater depth and clarity than one based on formal concepts and theoretical speculation. Lazarus emphasizes the religious character of obligation in Jewish ethics. God is the supreme, hidden principle on whom Judaism depends and who makes its whole legal structure necessary. Lazarus conceives of Jewish ethics in line with the autonomous ethics of Kant, holding that the absolute characteristic of Jewish ethics is expressed in immediate inner certainty, though he does not follow Kant completely. Such conceptualization was made possible by establishing an ethical norm as the highest source of the moral imperative, to which even God is subordinate. Lazarus was ambiguous with regard to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics, and this ambiguity was the basis of attack against his system, both by those who accused him of inconsistency and by those who held that he had not done justice to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics. In Lazarus' conception Jewish ethics is fundamentally social-universal. This position countered the particularist trends of Judaism and, in particular, of 19th-century Jewish theology. However, the fact of a universal aspect to Jewish ethics does not entail teaching and disseminating Jewish beliefs throughout the world. Rather, its existence reflects an attitude and a total way of life, based on the threefold conception God, the world, and mankind, that Jews should embrace. The central concept underlying this view of Jewish life is holiness. Holiness, according to Lazarus, is not numinous, nor transcendental, but a quality to be embodied in human life. It is defined as the 'ultimate goal of morality. '" (Moshe Schwarcz, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish ethics. Ethics. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Most of backstrip gone. Front hinge starting. Usual age staining. Few notes in pencil. Interior in good condition. (GR-2-8) (ID #15984-2) $50.00.

196. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. [VOL I] ONLY. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1898. Cloth; 8vo. Xxv, 469 pages. First edition. In German. Bibliographical notes and indexCover scuffed. Front hinge starting. A few pages bent. Ex-library. Good condition. (GR-2-6) (ID #15982) $50.00.

197. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1898-1911. Cloth; large 8vo. Xxv, 469, lv, 404 pages. Bound in original dark green cloth with blindstamped ruled borders to covers and gold lettering and rules to spine. In German. Lazarus was a German philosopher and psychologist; Ethik des Judentums was his major work. In it, "Lazarus presents Jewish ethics as an 'objective-immanent' system. This system is based on an empirical, positivistic approach toward Jewish studies which holds that Jewish teachings on any subject must be derived from an analysis of Jewish sources. In selecting this approach, Lazarus departs from the 'constructive-speculative' philosophies of his 19th-century predecessors Solomon Formstecher and Samuel Hirsch, who brought a philosophic formalism to the analysis of the Jewish sources. Thus, philosophy, according to Lazarus, does not provide a preexistent scheme for Wissenschaft des Judentums ('Science of Judaism') , but is a methodological aid for discovering the objective unity of the "ethical cosmos, " as it appears throughout the Jewish literary tradition. Lazarus distinguishes between the subjective-formal approach to Jewish ethics, in which a philosophic formalism provides the starting point of investigation, and the objective-content one, in which the investigation begins with the sources themselves. He takes the latter approach as his own. He does this because in biblical and rabbinic literature, will, intent, and the Jewish way of life, rather than reflection and speculation, are the primary principles. (Franz Rosenzweig later based his existential philosophy on the same idea. ) Lazarus accepts this position for another reason: A Jewish ethical world view based on this conception possesses greater depth and clarity than one based on formal concepts and theoretical speculation. Lazarus emphasizes the religious character of obligation in Jewish ethics. God is the supreme, hidden principle on whom Judaism depends and who makes its whole legal structure necessary. Lazarus conceives of Jewish ethics in line with the autonomous ethics of Kant, holding that the absolute characteristic of Jewish ethics is expressed in immediate inner certainty, though he does not follow Kant completely. Such conceptualization was made possible by establishing an ethical norm as the highest source of the moral imperative, to which even God is subordinate. Lazarus was ambiguous with regard to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics, and this ambiguity was the basis of attack against his system, both by those who accused him of inconsistency and by those who held that he had not done justice to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics. In Lazarus' conception Jewish ethics is fundamentally social-universal. This position countered the particularist trends of Judaism and, in particular, of 19th-century Jewish theology. However, the fact of a universal aspect to Jewish ethics does not entail teaching and disseminating Jewish beliefs throughout the world. Rather, its existence reflects an attitude and a total way of life, based on the threefold conception God, the world, and mankind, that Jews should embrace. The central concept underlying this view of Jewish life is holiness. Holiness, according to Lazarus, is not numinous, nor transcendental, but a quality to be embodied in human life. It is defined as the 'ultimate goal of morality. '" (Moshe Schwarcz, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish ethics. Ethics. Bit of edgewear to spine. Text is printed on excellent heavy bond, which is still clean and bright, with generous margins. Very good condition. (GR-1-8) (ID #15971) $125.00.

198. • Lazarus, Moritz. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1899. Cloth; large 8vo. Xxv, 469, lv, 404 pages. Bound in original dark green cloth with blindstamped ruled borders to covers and gold lettering and rules to spine. In German. "Drittes tausend. " Lazarus was a German philosopher and psychologist; Ethik des Judentums was his major work. In it, "Lazarus presents Jewish ethics as an 'objective-immanent' system. This system is based on an empirical, positivistic approach toward Jewish studies which holds that Jewish teachings on any subject must be derived from an analysis of Jewish sources. In selecting this approach, Lazarus departs from the 'constructive-speculative' philosophies of his 19th-century predecessors Solomon Formstecher and Samuel Hirsch, who brought a philosophic formalism to the analysis of the Jewish sources. Thus, philosophy, according to Lazarus, does not provide a preexistent scheme for Wissenschaft des Judentums ('Science of Judaism') , but is a methodological aid for discovering the objective unity of the "ethical cosmos, " as it appears throughout the Jewish literary tradition. Lazarus distinguishes between the subjective-formal approach to Jewish ethics, in which a philosophic formalism provides the starting point of investigation, and the objective-content one, in which the investigation begins with the sources themselves. He takes the latter approach as his own. He does this because in biblical and rabbinic literature, will, intent, and the Jewish way of life, rather than reflection and speculation, are the primary principles. (Franz Rosenzweig later based his existential philosophy on the same idea. ) Lazarus accepts this position for another reason: A Jewish ethical world view based on this conception possesses greater depth and clarity than one based on formal concepts and theoretical speculation. Lazarus emphasizes the religious character of obligation in Jewish ethics. God is the supreme, hidden principle on whom Judaism depends and who makes its whole legal structure necessary. Lazarus conceives of Jewish ethics in line with the autonomous ethics of Kant, holding that the absolute characteristic of Jewish ethics is expressed in immediate inner certainty, though he does not follow Kant completely. Such conceptualization was made possible by establishing an ethical norm as the highest source of the moral imperative, to which even God is subordinate. Lazarus was ambiguous with regard to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics, and this ambiguity was the basis of attack against his system, both by those who accused him of inconsistency and by those who held that he had not done justice to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics. In Lazarus' conception Jewish ethics is fundamentally social-universal. This position countered the particularist trends of Judaism and, in particular, of 19th-century Jewish theology. However, the fact of a universal aspect to Jewish ethics does not entail teaching and disseminating Jewish beliefs throughout the world. Rather, its existence reflects an attitude and a total way of life, based on the threefold conception God, the world, and mankind, that Jews should embrace. The central concept underlying this view of Jewish life is holiness. Holiness, according to Lazarus, is not numinous, nor transcendental, but a quality to be embodied in human life. It is defined as the 'ultimate goal of morality. '" (Moshe Schwarcz, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish ethics. Ethics. Corners bumped; tear in back board at edge of spine nearly from top to bottom. Hinges gone; front flyleaf and last five leaves detached with some chipping, but present. Pages dark. Text clean and in good condition. (GER-3-7) (ID #16513) $75.00.

199. • Levias, Caspar. A GRAMMAR OF THE ARAMAIC IDIOM CONTAINED IN THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD WITH CONSTANT REFERENCE TO GAONIC LITERATURE. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1900. First edition. Cloth, 8vo. Vi, 255 pages. Embossed cover; gilt titles; red edges. Printed on fine laid bond. In Aramaic and English. Contains bibliographical references. Levias was a U. S. Orientalist and lexicographer who taught at Hebrew Union College. Encyclopedia Judaica calls this work "a pioneer study. " Singerman 5791. SUBJECT (S) : Aramaic language -- Grammar. Cover scuffed. Hinges starting. Very good condition. (AMR-2-15) (ID #16148) $125.00.



200. • Levy, Antoine. DIE EXEGESE BEI DEN FRANZÖSISCHEN ISRAELITEN VOM 10. BIS 14. JAHRHUNDERT. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1873. Cloth; 12mo. 94 pages. In German. Series: Schriften: herausgegeben vom Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur; 18. Jahr, 1872-1873. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- France. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Leaves dark and somewhat brittle. Series title page is chipped, and detached but present; title page has tear at spine. Binding otherwise tight; text in good condition. (GER-3-23) (ID #16527) $125.00.

201. • Levy, Jacob. NEUHEBRÄISCHES UND CHALDÄISCHES WÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DIE TALMUDIM UND MIDRASCHIM. ZWEITER BAND (ONLY) . Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1879. Half leather; 4to. 542 pages. First edition. Marbled boards; raised bands; gilt titles. In German. Volume 2 of 4. "Nebst beiträgen von Heinrich Leberecht Fleischer. " This work was the masterpiece of Jacob Levy, German rabbi and lexicographer. "Levy was the first to apply modern scientific methods to rabbinic lexicography; and he aided considerably toward rousing Christian scholars to an interest in rabbinical literature. All subsequent work in the field of Talmudic lexicography has been based on Levy's labors. " (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- German. Midrash -- Dictionaries. Title Subject: Talmud -- Dictionaries. Ex-library. Some Damp stains. Front hinge starting. Edgeworn; boards scuffed. Text in very good condition. Volumes 1 & 4 also available, please ask (GR-07A-3) (ID #16050) $50.00.

202. • Levy, Raphael. CONTRIBUTION À LA LEXICOGRAPHIE FRANÇAISE SELON D'ANCIENS TEXTES D'ORIGINE JUIVE. [Syracuse, N. Y. ] Syracuse University Press. 1960. Cloth, 8vo, 657 pages, 23 cm Includes bibliographical references. Subjects: French language--To 1500--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. French language--Foreign words and phrases--Hebrew. (CH-11) . Ex library copy with usual marks, gilt lettering on cover and spine, includes bookplate, tears at upper and lower base of spine, good condition. (ID #10564) $65.00.

203. • Loew, Leopold) David, Julius. DENKREDE AUF LEOPOLD LOEW OBERRABBINER ZU SZEGEDIN UND EDUARD HORN STAATS-SEKRETAR IN ANGARN GEHALTEN IN DER ISRAELIT. RELIGIONS-GEMEINDE IN PRESSBURG. Pressburg: Israel. Religions-Gemeinde, 1875. Wrappers; 12mo. 14 pages. In German. Only edition. Eulogy in memory of Leopold Loew, Hungarian rabbi and scholar, the first Reform rabbi in Hungary. "From 1850 until his death Loew served as the rabbi of Szeged. Loew was in favor of Reform but insisted that reforms be instituted within the framework of the rabbinic tradition. His viewpoint made it possible for him to participate in the rabbinical conferences in Breslau in 1845 and Leipzig in 1870. He also wrote a biography of Aaron Chorin, who had approached the cause of Reform in the same spirit. Though he did not participate in the Hungarian Jewish congress of 1868, which had been called to draw up the constitution of Hungarian Jewry and at which Hungarian Jewry was divided into two camps-Reform and Orthodox-he expressed his views on the issues in his Die Juedischen Wirren in Ungarn (1868) . The medieval form of the Jewish oath was abolished in Hungary on the basis of a lecture he delivered at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, A zsid\ eske (1868) . He was first to suggest a Hungarian translation of the Bible for Jews, and published the Book of Joel in the translation of I. Bleuer (in Magyar Zsinagoga, 1, 1847) . Loew served as the editor of the periodical Ben-Chananja from 1858 to 1867. He was the first to deal with the history of Hungarian Jewry; among his works are "Schicksale und Bestrebungen der Juden in Ungarn" and "Kalender und Jahrbuch fuer Israeliten" both in Jahrbuch des deutschen Elementes in Ungarn (1846/7) and Zur neueren Geschichte der Juden in Ungarn (1874) . He contributed such pioneering works in the study of Jewish antiquities and folklore as Ha-Mafte'ah (1855) , Beitraege zur juedischen Alterthumskunde, I: Graphische Requisiten und Erzeugnisse bei den Juden (2 vols. , 1870 71) , and Lebensalter in der juedischen Literatur (1875) . His collected writings were edited by his son and successor, Immanuel Loew, under the title Gesammelte Schriften (5 vols. 1889-1900) . " Alexander Scheiber, EJ) Eduard Horn (Ignatz Einhorn) was a Hungarian preacher and political economist. "In April, 1848, he founded at Budapest the weekly "Der Ungarische Israelit, " which gave the first impulse toward the formation of the Reform congregation there. Einhorn became the first preacher of this new congregation...In religion as in politics Einhorn was a decided liberal. He took part in the Hungarian struggle for liberty, first as a revolutionary speaker at Budapest, and then as an army chaplain at Komorn, a position to which he had been appointed by General Klapka. " (Isidore Singer and Meyer Kayserling, JE) Einhorn adopted the pseudonym Eduard Horn after the Hungarian Revolution. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Usual age staining. Not bound. Good condition. (SW-5-35) (ID #15657) $62.50.

204. • Loewenthal, A. DAS VERMÄCHNIS DES VATERS. DAS TESTAMENT DES CHUSTER RAM IN DEUTSCHER SPRACHE BEARBEITET. Berlin: Berthold Levy, 1927. Wrappers; small 8vo. 110-138 pages. Offprint from "Jahrbuch für Jüdische Geschichte und Litteratur 1927." In German. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Bookplate and stamp on inside front cover. Pages brown with some foxing. Good condition. (LB-3) (ID #15518) $40.00.

205. • Löwy, Jacob Ezechiel (Ya`akov Yehezk'el Ha-Levi) . SEFER BIKORET HA-TALMUD: `AL PI `EREKH ALEF, BET. KEREKH 1. KOLEL `ERKHE OT ALEF / KRITISCH-TALMUDISCHES LEXICON. VOL. 1. (NO MORE PUBLISHED) . Wien : Eigenverlag des verfassers, 1863. Cloth, Small 8vo, ii, 494 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew and Aramaic with German on title page only. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language -- Dictionaries. Aramaic language -- Dictionaries. Talmud -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Some rubbing to boards, title page repaired, about Very Good Condition. (GH-1-17) (ID #16404) $75.00.

206. • Luzzatto, Mosche Chaim, and Oskar Sachariasohn. LEBENSFÜHRUNG DER REDLICHEN. MIT EINER NEBEN DEM TEXT BEFINDLICHEN DEUTSCHEN ÜBERSETZUNG. Budapest: Osias Geyer, 1907. Cloth; 8vo. 231, 7 pages. Embossed boards with gilt titles. In German and Hebrew. Luzzatto was an 18th-century kabbalist, writer of ethical works, and Hebrew poet; leader of a group of religious thinkers, who were mainly interested in the problems of redemption and messianism and probably tried to use their mystical knowledge to hasten the era of redemption. Luzzatto was born in Padua, Italy, into one of the most important, oldest, and most respectable families in Italian Jewry...Regarded as a genius from childhood, he knew Bible, Talmud, Midrash, halakhic literature, and classical languages and literature thoroughly. He also had an extensive knowledge of contemporary Italian culture. [He also] had a good scientific education. " (Joseph Dan, EJ) SUBJECT(S: Ethics, Jewish. Ethics. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Illinois, NY Public Library, JNUL) . Pages brown; binding loose. Good condition. (SW-5-27) (ID #15648) $62.50.

207. • Luzzatto, Moshe Hayyim. DER WEG DER FROMMEN. Frankfurt am Main: Hermon, 1925. Half cloth. 8vo. 210 pages. Marbled covers and edges. In German. The Hebrew title is Mesilat Yesharim. Translation and notes by Rabbi Dr. J Wohlgemuth who was one of the leading Orthodox rabbis in the 19th century. In 1914 he founded Jerschurun which became the leading Orthodox periodical in Jewish scholarship and thought. The original author came from one of Italy's leading Jewish families and a key figure in the study of the kabbala (EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Center for Judaic Studies) . Stamped with the name of the former owner on front endpaper. Reenforcement added to binding on both covers. Beautiful gilt lettering on binding and cover which is very clear. Text in very good condition and overall book is in very good condition. (GERN-2-3). (ID #16687) $30.00.

208. • MacCoby, Hyam, Ed. and Trans. JUDAISM ON TRIAL: JEWISH-CHRISTIAN DISPUTATIONS IN THE MIDDLE AGES. Rutherford, N. J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 1982. Cloth, 8vo. 245 pages. Gilt titles. Notes, abbreviations, bibliography, and two indices. Includes translations of the disputations at Barcelona, Paris, and Tortosa as reported in the works Vikuah ha-Ramban, Vikuah de-Rabi Yehiel, and Shevet Yehudah. SUBJECT (S): Christianity -- Controversial literature. Judaism -- Apologetic works. Judaism -- Controversial literature. Apologetics. Religious disputations. Jews -- History -- 70-1789. Godsdienstgesprekken. Jodendom. Christendom. Spine sunned; else very good condition. (RAB-2-11) (ID #17284) $50.00.

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209. • (Maimonides) Bacher, Wilhelm. DIE BIBELEXEGESE MOSES MAIMÛNI'S. Budapest: Landes-Rabbinerschule, 1896. Cloth; 8vo. Xv, 176, 28 pages. First edition. In German. Series: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule zu Budapest ; für das Schuljahr 1895/6. Includes bibliographical references. Bacher was a Hungarian rabbi and Semitic scholar. "Bacher helped lay the foundations for the study of Hebrew grammar from the talmudic period to the end of the Middle Ages; he was the first scholar to deal with the Hebrew and Arabic poetry of Yemen. Above all, he was one of the first scholars to engage in the scientific study of aggadah and Midrash. " (Moshe Nahum Zobel, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish philosophers. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish -- History. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained; cover warped and discolored. Pages very dark and brittle; wrinkled; margins stained. Chipping to leaves; some detached. As is. (GER-10-10) (ID #16954) $30.00.

210. • (Maimonides) Baron, Salo Wittmayer. THE HISTORICAL OUTLOOK OF MAIMONIDES. New York, Columbia University Press, 1935. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 108 pages. Offprint from the Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, vol. VI. Paper covers lightly browning, tears at spine, Good condition. (ID #2755) $40.00.

211. • (Maimonides) Jeitteles, Baruch Ben Jonas (Benedict; 1762-1813) . SEFER SCHA`AR HAMELECH HA-KOLEL H. R. SHEL HA-RAMBAM ... 3 VOLUMES IN 1, COMPLETE. Brünn, Gedruckt bey J. Rossmann, 1801-1803. Cloth, 4to (large) , 88, 137, 104 pages. 35 cm. In Hebrew, with some German text on primary title page. Dual-color red & black title page. Vinograd, Y. ; Brunn 92. Ta`am ha-melekh. ; Mishneh Torah. "Yitshak ben Mosheh Nunes Belmonte ; im hagahot ... Ta`am ha-melekh ... Barukh ben Yonah le-veit Yetles. " Baruch Jeitteles ben Jonas was "a scholar and Hebrew writer [who] strove for a synthesis of modern and traditional scholarship. In his youth he ran away from home to Berlin, but later returned and was reconciled with his teacher, Ezekiel Landau. He contributed poems to Ha-Me'assef (the journal of the Me'assefim) dealing with the lonely and difficult position of the enlightened intellectual in traditional society. When he eulogized Landau in his Emek ha-Bakha (1793) in a wholly Orthodox and traditional manner, the radical editor of Ha-Me'assef attacked him. A booklet, Sefer ha-Orev, published allegedly in Salonika in 1795 under the pen name Phinehas Hananiah Argosi de Silva, which attacks the disrespectful attitude of the Berlin radicals to rabbinical scholars, is generally considered to be Baruch's refutation of their attacks. So, too, the pamphlet, "A Discussion Between the Years 5560 and 5561" (1800 and 1801) a polemic against the Frankists in Prague, is generally attributed to him. He published four editions of Moses Mendelssohn's commentary on Maimonides' Millot ha-Higgayon, three of them in German translation in Hebrew type, and Ta'am ha-Melekh (1801) , glosses to Isaac Nunez Belmonte's novellae on Maimonides' Sha'ar ha-Melekh. A sermon supporting his father's vaccination campaign was published in 1805. A man of independent means, Baruch founded a yeshivah in his house and encouraged rising Hebrew authors. In 1813 he induced leaders of the Prague community to open a hospital for wounded soldiers "of all nationalities" in the Jewish quarter. He himself died of hospital fever while caring for them" (Henry Wasserman & Meir Lamed in EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Columbia & Stanford) . No copy at Harvard. Some loss of text to corner of one leaf, lacks backstrip (spine covering) otherwise Very Good Condition. (gh-6-3) (ID #16910) $375.00.

212. • (Maimonides) Klein, Carol. THE CREDO OF MAIMONIDES. A RABBINIC ANTHOLOGY. New York: Philosophical Library, 1958. Cloth, 8vo, 143 pages. Includes Chapter Notes and Index. "Here is a work that scans the whole astonishing range of Maimonides' religious and scientific ideas and gives them concise and systematic form. 'The Thirteen Articles of Faith' are its mainspring and inspiration as they were the essence of Maimonides' own creed and theology." Very Good Condition. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1960. Cloth, 8vo, 853 pages. A compendium of all those passages in the Talmudic and Midrashic lieteratue that bear on the nature of God, the Law, virtue, prayer, faith, sin, charity, the Messiah, the Last Judgement. It also illuminates rabbinic attitudes toward the family, asceticism, hopitatlity, courtesy, and peace. An invaluable and nearly exhaustible collection containing thousands of stories, parables, and statements of the rabbis. Reprint of the 1938 edition. Very Good Condition in Good Jacket. (ID #12921) $65.00.

213. • (Maimonides) Lerner, Ralph. MAIMONIDES' VORBILDER MENSCHLICHER VOLLKOMMENHEIT : VORTRAG GEHALTEN IN DER CARL FRIEDRICH VON SIEMENS STIFTUNG AM 6. MAI 1993. München, Carl Friedrich Von Siemens Stiftung, 1996. 1st Edition. Paperback, Very Good Condition. ; 12mo; 48 pages; In German. Themen, 63. (ID #8287) $25.00.

214. • (Maimonides) Munz, Ignatz. DIE RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE DES MAIMONIDES UND IHR EINFLUSS. Berlin, Rosenstein & Hildesheimer, 1887. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Boudn in later stiff covers, with original wrappers bound in, Very Good Condition. An excellent copy. ; 8vo; 36 pages; In German. 24 cm. Inaugural-Dissertation, Leipzig. (GERO-1) (ID #8440) $75.00.

215. • (Maimonides) Münz, J. MOSES BEN MAIMON (MAIMONIDES) ; SEIN LEBEN UND SEINE WERKE. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1912. Cloth; 8vo. 335 pages. First thus. In German. Nicely typeset. Bibliographical annotations; index. Isak Münz was a German rabbi and author. SUBJECT (S) : Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Bookplate of Max D. Klein on inside front cover. Klein was rabbi at Philadelphia's Congregation Adath Jeshurun from 1911-1960. Cover soil; some wear to top of spine. Interior clean and tight. Very good condition. (GER-9-7) (ID #16918) $40.00.

216. • (Maimonides) Twersky, Isadore. A MAIMONIDES READER. New York, Behrman House, 1972. Cloth, 8vo, 494 pages. Edited, with introductions and notes, by Isadore Twersky. Ex-library with minimal markings. (ID #12915) $30.00.

217. • (Maimonides) Yellin, David and Israel Abrahams. MAIMONIDES. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1946. Cloth, Light wear, Jewish Institutional Bookplate. Very Good Condition Lacks Jacket; Small 8vo; viii, 239 pages; 19 cm. (ID #5277) $30.00.

218. • (Maimonides, Moses) Finkelstein, Louis. MAIMONIDES AND THE TANNAITIC MIDRASHIM. Philadelphia, Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, 1935. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 49 pages (pp. 469-517) 24 cm. "Reprinted [i.e. offprinted] from the Jewish quarterly review, new series, v. 25, no. 4." SUBJECT: Midrash. Very Good+ Condition. (ID #13310) $30.00.

219. • (Maimonides, Moses) Neuhausen, Simon. TORAH OR LEHA-RAMBAM : MAR'EH MEKOMOT KOL HA-PESUKIM ASHER BE-YAD HA-HAZAKAH. Baltimore, The Romm Press, 1941. Paper Wrappers, 4to, xiv, 109, [5] pages. Includes frontis portrait. 26 cm. In Hebrew. Includes English title page: "Bible quotations in the Code of Maimonides." Mishneh Torah. LCCN: 42-13437 SUBJECT: Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, Textual. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Cover rubbed, tears to spine, Good Condition. (ID #13309) $45.00.

220. • (Maimonides, Moses. edited by Gotthold Weil. ÜBER DIE LEBENSDAUER: EIN UNEDIERTES RESPONSUM. Basel, Karger, 1953. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo; 59 pages; In German. Text in German and Hebrew. Longevity. Very Good Condition. (GER-10-25-DW) (ID #17062-2) $40.00.

221. • (Maimonides, Moses. THE GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED. London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1928. Cloth, 8vo, 414 pages. Some wear to cloth, but a good solid copy. (ID #12917) $35.00.

222. • Maimonides, Moses; Hermann Hedwig Bernard. THE MAIN PRINCIPLES OF THE CREED AND ETHICS OF THE JEWS, EXHIBITED IN SELECTIONS FROM THE YAD HACHAZAKAH OF MAIMONIDES, WITH A LITERAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION, COPIOUS ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, &C., EXPLANATORY NOTES, AN ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF SUCH. PARTICLES AND TECHNICAL TERMS AS OCCUR IN THE SELECTIONS, AND A COLLECTION OF THE ABBREVIATIONS COMMONLY USED IN RABBINICAL WRITINGS. Cambridge, England: J. Smith, 1832. 8vo. 358 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish Law; Jewish Ethics. Lacks outer binding. Ex-library with usual markings. Chipping to endpapers. Otherwise Good condition. (BR-8-11) . (ID #17004) $225.00.

223. • Mandelstamm, Leon (1819-1889). HORAE TALMUDICAE. Complete in 2 volumes. Berlin : Friedländersche Buchdruckerei, 1860. Cloth 8vo, 48, 48 pages. 23 cm. vol I in German, Vol. II in English (!),Series: Thalmudische Studien Nr 2. Contents: Teil 1: Reform im Judenthum. Teil 2: Rabbi Joshua ben Hanania. "Eine Diskussion über Judenthum und Christenthum, aus dem Anfange des zweiten Jahrhunderts der christlichen Aera." SUBJECT(S) Judaism. Joshua ben Hananiah, 1st cent. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide (Yale, Yeshiva, JNUL), none in the US outside the Northeast. Attractively bound in modern boards. Old stamps of the "Eigenthum des Jüdisch-Theol: Seminars zu Breslau" on the half-titles. Some old foxing and staining, Very Good Condition. A scarce title. (ger-0-18) (ID #17013) $325.00.

224. • Marcus, Ivan G. MEDIEVAL JEWISH CIVILIZATION : A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, AND SELECTED SYLLABI. New York: M. Wiener, 1988. Paperback, 12mo, 279 pages. 21 cm. Series: "Selected syllabi in university teaching of Jewish civilization series. " ISBN: 0910129835. Subject: Jews -- History -- 70-1789 -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Outlines, syllabi, etc. Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Outlines, syllabi, etc. Judaism -- Relations -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Outlines, syllabi, etc. New Condition. (ID #16800) $40.00.

225. • Marcus, Jacob R. COMMUNAL SICK-CARE IN THE GERMAN GHETTO. Cincinatti Hebrew Union College Press 1978.; Paperback, 8vo, xii, 355 pages, Includes index. Focuses on the institution of the German-Jewish Ghetto from 1500-1800. Thorough. #1022 Near Fine Condition. (CH-1) (ID #10874-5) $20.00.

226. • Marx, Alexander. ODODT HA'AVARATO SHEL R. YOSEF ISH ORLY MIN HARABANUT VEHASHAVATO AL KANO. Yerushalim: Hevrah le-hotsa'at sefarim `al-yad ha-Universitah ha-`Ivrit, 1936[?]. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 14 pages. In Hebrew. Offprint from Tarbitz VIII, Nr. 2. On the removal and restoration of R. Yosef from Orly from the Rabbinate. Light wear, Good Condition. (o-1) (ID #15168) $20.00.

227. • Marx, Alexander. R. YOSEF ISH ORLY VE-R. YOCHANAN TREVES. New York, Kovetz Mada'i, 1945. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 30 pages. In Hebrew. Offprint from Kovetz Mada'i. Light browning to cover, Very Good Condition. (o-1) (ID #15169) $20.00.

228. • Mauskopf, Aaron. THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY OF THE MAHARAL OF PRAGUE. 1949. Cloth, 8vo, . New York : B. Morgenstern, 1966. 2nd edition. Cloth, 8vo, 108 pages. 24 cm. Judah Loew ben Bezalel, ca. 1525-1609. "An outgrowth of a doctoral thesis for the Teachers' Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America." Includes bibliographical references. Includes three sections: I. Philosophy of Torah; II. Philosophy of Ethics; III. Philosophy of History. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide of this edition, as well as 8 copies of the 1949 1st edition. Very Good Condition. (ID #13230) $50.00.

RAB-1-1-meiri.jpg (78663 bytes)229. • Meiri, Menahem Ben Solomon, and Abraham Schreiber. BET HA-BEHIRAH `AL MASEKHET BAVA BATRA. New York, 1956. Cloth; 4to. Xvi, 733 pages. First thus. In Hebrew. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Meiri was a "Provençal scholar and commentator of the Talmud...Meiri's chief work is the gigantic Beit ha-Behirah on the Talmud, in which he was engaged from 1287 to 1300. In it he summarizes the subject matter of the Talmud, giving both the meaning and the halakhah derived from it. It follows the order of the Mishnah. The work covers the orders of Mo'ed, Nashim, and Nizikin, and the tractates, Berakhot, Hallah, Hullin, Niddah, Tamid, Middot, and Mikva'ot. Beit ha-Behirah has been republished almost in its entirety in recent years from a single complete manuscript (Parma) . Of particular interest is the introduction to his commentary on Avot, in which he gives the chain of tradition of Torah study from its outset to his own time. It contains valuable material for the knowledge of the history of Torah study in Spain and Provence, and was copied out in full and completed (updated) to his own time by Isaac Lattes in his Sha'arei Ziyyon (ed. By S. Buber, 1885) ...Meiri follows an original method of exposition. He develops his theme from its origin and for this reason he assigns a separate section to the Mishnah and explains it before turning to the later development and discussions in the later literature. Each tractate and its individual chapters is preceded by a short preface outlining the subject in general terms. The discussion begins with a presentation of the fundamental principles involved and proceeds with an explanation of the opinions of each of the amoraim. The author in conclusion sums up and collates these opinions, giving the relevant halakhah as he sees it. An abundance of comments handed down by German, Provençal, and Spanish scholars with their different interpretations are incorporated, but each one is given separately to prevent confusion on the part of the reader. Meiri was one of the few rabbis of his time to make extensive use of the Jerusalem Talmud in order to clarify the parallel discussions in the Babylonian Talmud, and his works are therefore of added importance for research on the Jerusalem Talmud and its variant readings. Meiri's style contributes much to the lucidity of his presentation. His Hebrew is accurate, precise, and simple. In addition, he succeeded in finding the golden mean between the generally contradictory aims of expository comprehensiveness and halakhic definitiveness. These features endeared the Beit ha-Behirah to scholars and its volumes are now repeatedly republished in spite of their great length. " (Israel Moses Ta-Shma, EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Talmud. Bava batra -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Sunned. Very good condition. (RAB-1-1) (ID #17226) $50.00.

230. • Mekitse Nirdamim (Society) . KOVETS `AL YAD: VE-HU SEFER HA-ASIF KOLEL DEVARIM `ATIKIM NE`ETAKIM MI-TOKH KITVE YAD, YOTSE LA-OR BE-FA`AM RISHONAH `AL YEDE HEVRAT MEKITSE NIRDAMIM. VOLS 2-4 (1886/5646-1888/5648) OF 10 VOLUMES TOTAL. Berlin : Hevrat mekitse nirdamim, 1886-1888. Cloth, 8vo, xvi, 82, vi, 29, 18, 5, 26, 62, 29, 26, 74, 40 [i. e. 413] pages. In Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references. "Seferim devarim ha-yots'im la-'or ba-pa`am ha-rishonah. " Includes German title page: "Sammelband kleiner Beiträge aus Handschriften. " SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- History. Judaism -- History -- Sources. OCLC lists 5 holdings worldwide (GWU, Duquesne, Texas, U of Leeds, NYU) . BOUND WITH: "Verzeichniss der Mitgleider und Föderer des hebräischen Literatur-Vereins 'Mekize-Nirdamim' Jahrgang III. 1887" (12, 1 pages) , listing aproximately 400 members, a virtual who's who of scientific Jewish scholarhip at the time. Some internal binding repairs, otherwise Good Condition. (GH-1-8) (ID #16396) $175.00.

231. • Member Of That Community. "IS THE ORAL LAW OF DIVINE ORIGIN AND THEREFORE BINDING OF THE JEWS?" THE ADVOCACY OF THIS QUESTION CONTESTED. Publication: London, Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1842 (5602) . Bound in newer cloth, 8vo, 65 pages. Gilt on spine. From personal library of Rabbi Bernard M. Kaplan. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. Very Good condition. (BR-1) (ID #14469) $200.00.

232. • Metzger, Alter B. Z. RABBI KOOK'S PHILOSOPHY OF REPENTANCE: A TRANSLATION OF OROT HA-TESHUVAH. New York: Yeshiva University Press, Dept. Of Special Publications, 1968. Wrappers, 8vo. 132 pages. First edition. Series: Studies in Yorah Judaism, 11. Rabbi Kook was the first Chief Rabbi of Israel. SUBJECT (S): Repentance -- Judaism. Edgewear; bit of cover soil; else very good condition. (RAB-2-9) (ID #17282) $20.00.

233. • Milgrom, Jacob. THE TASSEL AND THE TALLITH. [Cincinnati]: Judaic Studies program, University of Cincinnati, 1981. Wrappers, 12mo. 9 pages. First thus. Series: The fourth annual Rabbi Louis Feinberg memorial lecture in Judaic studies. Notes following page 9. Milgrom was Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and a prolific author. SUBJECT (S): Zizith. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Mailing label addressed to Aaron J. Lansky, founder and director of Yiddish Book Center, on back. Bit of cover soil; else very good condition. (RAB-2-8) (ID #17281) $20.00.

234. • Molin, Yaacov, and Yitzchok Satz. SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT MAHARIL HA-HADASHOT. Jerusalem: Mekhon Yerushalayim, 1977. Cloth, 8vo. 38, 388 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. In Hebrew. Illustrated with facsimiles. Series: Mif`al Torat hakhame Ashkenaz. (ID #17295) $50.00.

235. • Münz, I. DIE JÜDISCHEN ARZTE IM MITTELALTER: EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTUR-GESCHICHTE DES MITTELALTERS. Frankfurt, J. Kauffmann Verlag, 1922. Cloth, 8vo, 175 pages. Paper brown as nearly always found. Title page & 1st 2 leaves detached but present, Otherwise Good Condition. (GERO-2-3) (ID #16975) $75.00.

236. • Musar) Shapiro, Chaim. SOME GEMS FROM THE MIND OF THE ALTER OF NOVARDOK: WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY, "THE WORLD OF NOVARDOK.". New York: Avrohom Zelik Shafronsky Torah Award Fund, 1979. Wrappers, 12mo. [56] pages. In Hebrew and English. "'The world of Novardok', written by Chaim Shapiro, first appeared in the Adar-Nissan 5737 issue of the Jewish Observer"--p. [3]. Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S): Musar movement. Jewish ethics. Jewish law -- Moral and ethical aspects. Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- Social conditions -- 20th century. Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Florida) . Very good condition. (RAB-2-12) (ID #17285) $20.00.

237. • Neubauer, Adolf. ANECDOTA OXONIENSIA TEXTS DOCUMENTS AND EXTRACTS CHIEFLY FROM MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BODLEIAN AND OTHE OXFORD LIBRARIES. SEMITIC SERIES. VOL. I - PART VI: MEDIAEVAL JEWISH CHRONICLES AND CHRONOLOGICAL NOTES. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1887. 4to. 200 pages. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish History. Lacks covers but all pages present. Rough edged pages. Small tear on corner of English title page. Overall in good condition. (BR-8-19) . (ID #17012) $100.00.

238. • Neubauer, Adolf. AUS DER PETERSBURGER BIBLIOTHEK. BEITRÄGE UND DOCUMENTE ZUR GESCHICHTE DES KARÄERTHUMS UND DER KARÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1866. Half leather; 12mo. X, 150, [66] pages. In German and Hebrew. Series: Schriften (Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur) . Includes: Sefer Apiryon `asah lo and Sefer Levush Malkhut, 66 pages at end. Includes bibliographical references. Neubauer was a Hungarian scholar, author, librarian, and bibliographer. He settled in England and became librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, which he enriched by judicious purchases, particularly from the Cairo Genizah. He authored many books and contributed a stream of articles, notes, and book reviews to most of the learned Jewish (and many non-Jewish) periodicals of his time. (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Karaitic literature. Karaites. OCLC lists one copy worldwide of this edition (NY Public Library) . Ex-library with minimal markings. Dr. Louis Launer's copy, with his distinctive gold bookplate on inside rear cover. Boards very scuffed and worn; non-archival repair to rear hinge. Some foxing. Text in good condition. (GER-4-14-2) (ID #16568) $100.00.

239. • Neubauer, Adolf. AUS DER PETERSBURGER BIBLIOTHEK. BEITRÄGE UND DOCUMENTE ZUR GESCHICHTE DES KARÄERTHUMS UND DER KARÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1866. Cloth; 12mo. X, 150, [66] pages. Gilt titles. In German and Hebrew. Series: Schriften (Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur) . Includes: Sefer Apiryon `asah lo and Sefer Levush Malkhut, 66 pages at end. Includes bibliographical references. Neubauer was a Hungarian scholar, author, librarian, and bibliographer. He settled in England and became librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, which he enriched by judicious purchases, particularly from the Cairo Genizah. He authored many books and contributed a stream of articles, notes, and book reviews to most of the learned Jewish (and many non-Jewish) periodicals of his time. (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Karaitic literature. Karaites. OCLC lists one copy worldwide of this edition (NY Public Library) . Ex-library. Jewish Cultural Reconstruction sticker pasted to front flyleaf. Boards warped and peeled. Binding shaken. Damp stained. Text in good condition. (GER-4-12-2) (ID #16566) $75.00.

240. • Neumark, David. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN PHILOSOPHIE DES MITTELALTERS. VOL I ONLY]. Berlin: Georg reimer, 1907. Wrappers; large 8vo. Xxiv, 611 pages. In German. This is the first volume of a two-volume set issued in three books. Contents: 1. Band: Die Grundprinzipien I: 1. Buch. Einleitung. 2. Buch. Materie und Form. Neumark was a rabbi, scholar, and professor of philosophy at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati from 1907 to 1924. "In 1919 Neumark founded The Journal of Jewish Lore and Philosophy, which became The Hebrew Union College Annual in 1921. Neumark's philosophy of Judaism is representative of the Reform Jewish position of his time, and includes the following points: Judaism is an evolving religion which has undergone change in the past and will continue to do so in the future; the vital continuing element in Judaism is ethical monotheism, which Jewish philosophy must defend, explicate, and refine; the Bible was written by men, and while it is a source of inspiration and instruction, it is not binding and may be disagreed with. Neumark was unusual among the Reformists of his day in that he was an ardent Zionist. However, on the basis of his philosophy of Judaism, he insisted that Zionism must have a religious base, which for him was the only raison d'etre for any significant Jewish enterprise. Neumark's scholarship reflected his concept of Judaism. He attempted in his many works to show that throughout the evolution of Judaism the basic commitment of the Jew was to religion, and that the Jews remained true to Judaism through the ages only because their concepts of God and morality differed from and were superior to all other religions and philosophies of their time. Neumark's magnum opus, Geschichte der juedischen Philosophie des Mittelalters (1907-10; translated into Hebrew under the title Toledot ha-Filosofyah be-Yisrael, vol 1, 1922, vol. 2, 1929) , combines considerable acumen and occasional penetrating insights with a lack of critical method and an excess of imagination. " (Alvin J. Reines, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Philosophy, Jewish. Philosophy, Medieval. Ex-library. Front wrapper and spine chipping; spine cracked. Sunned. Most pages still uncut. Interior in very good condition. (GR-3-13) (ID #16005) $50.00.

241. • Neumark, David. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN PHILOSOPHIE DES MITTELALTERS NACH PROBLEMEN DARGESTELLT. 1897. Cloth, Ex-library with usual marks, backstrip repaied, internal bindings good, dampstains to last 60 pages (almost entirely to the margins only) , tears to last 3 leaves, no loss of text. A solid copy despite flaws ; 8°; Berlin, G. Reimer, 1907-28. Issued as 2 volumes in 3, this being the 1st volume (only) containing: Die Grundprinzipien I: 1. Buch. Einleitung. 2. Buch. Materie und Form. 26 cm. (ID #7971) $50.00.

242. • Nobel, Josef. HERMON, VERSUCHE ÜBER ISRAELS LEBENSIDEEN IM GEISTE DES AGADISCHEN SCHRIFTTHUMS. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1892. Cloth; 8vo. 333 pages. Embossed spine; gilt titles. In German. At head of title: Hermon (in Hebrew) . Josef Nobel was a Hungarian rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and author. Hermon is essays on Israel's ideals in the spirit of the Agadah. SUBJECT(S) : Aggada -- Commentaries. Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Backstrip cracked; cover nearly detached. Scuffed and edgeworn. Usual age staining. Good condition. (GR-3-15) (ID #16007) $150.00.

243. • Nobel, Josef. THABOR; BETRACHTUNGEN ÜBER DIE HAFTARAS VOM GANZEN JAHRE. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1899. Cloth; 8vo. Vi, 352 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. Includes bibliographical annotations. Also has Hebrew title. Josef Nobel was a Hungarian rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and author. Thabor is a commentary on the Haftoroth of the whole year. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish sermons. Sermons, German. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Some notation in neat contemporary script on flyleaf, signed "David Carlebach, Bremen, 1919." Original binding; slightly edgeworn. Front hinge a little cracked. Very good condition. (GER-9-15) (ID #16926) $75.00.

244. • Nobel, Josef. THABOR; BETRACHTUNGEN ÜBER DIE HAFTARAS VOM GANZEN JAHRE. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1899. Cloth; 8vo. Vi, 352 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Rebound. Pages wrinkled with faint dampstains; otherwise, very good condition. (GER-9-16) (ID #16927) $65.00.

245. • Obermeyer, Jacob. DIE LANDSCHAFT BABYLONIEN IM ZEITALTER DES TALMUDS UND DES GAONATS: GEOGRAPHIE UND GESCHICHTE NACH TALMUDISCHEN, ARABISCHEN UND ANDERN QUELLEN. Frankfurt: I. Kauffmann, 1929. Wrappers; 8vo. Viii, 362 pages. First edition. In German. Two foldout maps. Bibliographical annotations; several indices. Series: Schriften der Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums; number 30. Obermeyer was a Bavarian scholar, traveler, and teacher. "Obermeyer's Die Landschaft Babylonien... (1929) is a standard work which includes his personal observations during his years of travel as well as the works of medieval Arab geographers and various Hebrew sources. " (Zvi Avneri, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Babylonia -- History. Babylonia -- Historical geography. Iraq -- Historical geography. Front wrapper detached but present. Wrappers and backstrip chipped. Volume has split into two pieces. Interior otherwise very clean and tight; text in very good condition. (GER-7-25) (ID #16738) $100.00.

246. • Orlinsky, Harry M. STUDIES IN TALMUDIC PHILOLOGY. OFFPRINT FROM: HEBREW UNION COLLEGE ANNUAL, VOL. XXXIII, PART 1, PP. 499-514. Cincinnati, HUC, 1950-51. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages. Guido Kisch's copy, inscribed to him by the author on the front cover. Very Good Condition. (ID #12905) $20.00.

247. • Passamaneck, Stephen M. THE TRADITIONAL JEWISH LAW OF SALE : SHULHAN ARUKH HOSHEN MISHPAT CHAPTERS 189-240. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1983. Cloth, 8vo, 332 pages, gilt lettering on spine. Jacket in Mylar. Very good condition. (ID #13062) $30.00.

247A. • Pinsker, Simhah (1801-1864). לקוטי קדמונות : לקורות דת בני מקרא והליטעראטור שלהם,עפ״י כתבי יד עבריים וערביים. LIKUTE KADMONIYOT: LE-KOROT DAT BENE MIKRA VEHA-LITERATUR SHELAHEM, `A. PI KITVE YAD `IVRIYIM VE-`ARVIYIM. Wien [Vienna]: Druk fon A. Della Torre, 1860. Cloth, 8vo, x, 234, 228 pages. 20 cm. In Hebrew, with added title page: "Zur geschichte des Karaismus und der karäischen Literatur. " SUBJECT (S): Karaites. Karaitic literature -- History and criticism. Ex-Jewish library with minimal markings. Boards and backstrip detached but present. Paper & internal binding remain good and solid. (GH-4-9) (ID #16835) $150.00.

248. • Plessner, Salomon. MATERIALIEN FUER TIEFERE EINBLICKE IN DAS ALTE TESTAMENT UND DIE RABBINISCHEN SCHRIFTEN FUER THEOLOGEN UND ISRAELITEN. Berlin, Carl Heymann, 1836. Cloth, Pages foxed, substantial wear to boards but very solid. Good; 8vo; 190 pages; "Belehrungen und Erbauungen in Religioesn Vortraegen zunaechst fuer Israeliten...Erster Jahrgang Erster Band. " (ID #4920) $150.00.

249. • Polak, Leo) Strack, Hermann L. EINLEITUNG IN DEN TALMUD. VIERTE, NEUBEARBEITETE AUFLAGE. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1908. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 182 pages. Marbled edges. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Series: Schriften des Instutum judaicum in Berlin, Number. 2. Bibliography: p. 81-82, 139-175. Strack was a German Protestant theologian and Orientalist; assistant professor of Old Testament exegesis and Semitic languages at the University of Berlin; and "the foremost Christian authority in Germany on Talmudic and rabbinic literature, [who] studied rabbinics under Steinschneider. Since the reappearance of anti-Semitism in Germany Strack has been the champion of the Jews..."Einleitung in den Talmud" [is] a revised reprint of his article on the subject in Herzog-Hauck's "Real-Encyklopädie, " to which he made a whole series of contributions on rabbinic subjects. " (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Talmud. Foxing to flyleaves. Bookplate of Leo Polak on inside front cover. Polak (1880-1941) was a Jewish Dutch philosopher who played an important part in the free-thought movement in the Netherlands. He was murdered by the Germans. Very good condition. (GR-6-17) (ID #15932) $50.00.

250. • Polsky, Charles. THE JEWISH LAW OF SLAVERY. New York: Futuro Press, Inc. , 1959. Cloth, 8vo, 49 pages in English followed by 50 pages of the original Hebrew text, gilt lettering on cover. Black and white photo of author. Center two leaves not bound in, as sometimes found, otherwise very good condition. (ID #13232) $50.00.

251. • Price, Julius. THE YEMENITE MS. OF MO'ED KATON (BABYLONIAN TALMUD) IN THE LIBRARY OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Leipzig: W. Drugulin, 1920. Wrappers; 8vo. 35 pages. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Price was a rabbi of Temple Sholem in Plainfield (NJ? ) and an alumnus of JTS. SUBJECT(S) : Talmud-Mo`ed Katan. Columbia University. Libraries. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Notation on dedication page "Apr 5 1922 Donated by the author. " Damp stained; leaves wrinkled, with some soil. Corners of front wrapper chipped off; rear wrapper has crease. Good Condition thus. (GER-7-30) (ID #16743) $125.00.



RAB-1-10-riets.jpg (104540 bytes)252. • Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. BET YITSHAK: KOVETS HIDUSHIM BA-HALAKHAH. New York: Yeshiva University Press, 1964. Wrappers; 8vo. 119 pages. In Hebrew. Title in English on verso. One volume of an annual periodical which began publication in 1952. A publication devoted to studies in Halacha by the faculty and students of Yeshiva University. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish law -- Periodicals. Rabbinical literature - Periodicals. Yeshiva University -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Cover soiled, with dampstain near spine and small tear near bottom edge of front cover, else very good condition. (RAB-1-10) (ID #17235) $20.00.

253. • Rabinowitz, Jacob J. THE TALMUDIC BASIS OF THE HEREM HAYISHUB. OFFPRINT FROM: JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, NEW SERIES, VOL XXVIII NR. 3, PP. 217-223. Philadelphia, Dropsie College, 1938. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 7 pages. Guido Kisch's copy, with the author's inscription and Kisch's occational margin notes and underlining. This article cites Kisch's "Jewry Law in Mediaeval [sic] German Law Books" (1937) . Light wear, very Good Condition. (ID #12900) $35.00.

254. • Rapaport, Mordche W. TALMUD UND SEIN RECHT. Berlin, Verlag Von Louis Lamm, 1912. Paper Wrappers, DISBOUND. Binding guillotined. Lacks cover. Paper good; 8vo; 148 + 69 pages; In need of binding or suitable as a scholar's working copy only 2nd printing of this offprint from the Zeitschrift fuer vergleichende Rechstwissenschaft, Vol. XIV, XV, & XVI. (ID #2653) $30.00.

255. • Reines, Chaim. THE SELF AND THE OTHER IN RABBINIC ETHICS. OFFPRINT FROM: JUDAISM A QUARTERLY, VOL. 2, NR. 2, PP 123-132. No Place (New York) , No Publisher, 1953. Paper Wrappers, 10 pages. Guido Kisch's copy, with occational corrections to the text, probably by the author and given to Kisch. Very Good Condition. (ID #12904) $20.00.

256. • Rodkinson, Michael L. HISTORY OF AMULETS, CHARMS, AND TALISMANS. A HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION INTO THEIR NATURE AND ORIGIN. New York, 1893. Cloth, 12mo. 93 pages. First edition. Illustrated with diagrams. Rodkinson (birth name Frumkin) was a Russian-born writer, editor, and translator. His periodical Ha-Kol was banned in Russia. (EJ) This volume was published by subscription not long after he immigrated to the United States. It is cannily dedicated to several brilliant and reputable Jewish personages, among them Adolph Jellinek and Moritz Lazarus, and contains testimonials from several others. In the final chapter, he takes on, by means of reply to a correspondence, no less than the Rev. Dr. Alexander Kohut, the author of the Arukh ha-Shalem [8 vols. , 1878-92], a lexicon of talmudic terms which Solomon Schechter called "the greatest and finest specimen of Hebrew learning ever produced by a Jew on this continent. " Rodkinson accuses Kohut of imperfect understanding of Hebrew; an interesting discussion. Singerman 4584. SUBJECT(S) : Amulets (Judaism) Charms (Judaism) Talismans. Jews -- Social life and customs. Lacks outer wrappers; last five pages of text present only in facsimile. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained; pages slightly warped. Text in good condition. (AMR-3-12B) (ID #16206) $175.00.

257. • Rosenberg, Alfred. UNMORAL IM TALMUD MIT EINER EINLEITUNG UND ERLÄUTERUNGEN. Munich: Deutscher Volksverlag, 1933. Edition: 15 tausend. Wrappers; 8vo. 48 pages. "Immorality in the Talmud, With an Introduction and Comments. " Inside covers and back of book advertise other Nazi works for sale, including two by Adolf Hitler. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. Front cover detaching; corners chipped off; back cover has some tears; book has been creased; but interior in very good condition. (AS-4) (ID #13816) $150.00.

258. • Rosenbloom, Noah H. HEGELIAN JURIDICAL DIALECTICS AS A MATRIX FOR JEWISH LAW: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF S.R. HIRSCH'S MISHPATIM AND HEGEL'S ABSTRACT LAWS. OFFPRINT FROM UNKNOWN SOURCE, PP 75-122. No Place, No Publisher, no date (1960s? ) . Paperback, 8vo, 47 leaves (single-sided) . Guido Kisch's copy, with his pen notation of author's name on first page. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (ID #12897) $30.00.

259. • Rosenbloom, Noah H. LUZZATTO'S ETHICO-PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF JUDAISM; A STUDY IN THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY OF SAMUEL DAVID LUZZATTO. New York: Yeshiva University, Department of Special Publications, 1965. Wrappers, 8vo. 213 pages. First edition. Series: Studies in Torah Judaism, 7. "The foundations of the Torah [by] Samuel David Luzzatto, translated and annotated by Noah H. Rosenbloom": pages [145]-209. Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 126-143) . SUBJECT(S): Luzzatto, Samuel David, 1800-1865. Cover scuffed. Very good condition. (RAB-2-15) (ID #17288) $50.00.

260. • Rothstein, Gustav. ZU AS-SABUSTI'S BERICHT ÜBER DIE TAHIRIDEN (MS. WETZSTEIN II, 1100 FOL. 44A-64A) . Gieszen: Alfred Töpelmann, 1906. Cloth; 8vo. 156-170 pages. In German. An offprint from the complete 1187-page 2-volume work by Carl Bezold, Orientalische Studien Theodor Nöldeke zum siebzigsten Geburtstag (2. März 1906) gewidmet von Freunden und Schülern und in Ihrem Auftrag herausgegeben von Carl Bezold. Mit dem Bildnis Th. Nöldeke's, einer Tafel und zwölf Abbildungen. Bibliographical footnotes. Several pages of book advertisements at end. Rothstein was a German orientalist. SUBJECT(S) : Oriental philology. Ex-library with minimal markings. Undecipherable inscription in fountain pen in contemporary hand on title page. Boards warped and peeling. Binding tight. Damp stain along margin. Text in very good condition. (GER-7-31) (ID #16744) $40.00.

261. • Rubin, Simon. DAS TALMUDISCHE RECHT AUF DEN VERSCHIEDENEN STUFEN SEINER ENTWICKLUNG MIT DEM RÖMISCHEN VERGLICHEN UND DARGESTELLT . Vienna: Nibur-Verlag, 1920. Cloth; 8vo. 136 pages. Marbled boards. First edition. In German. Notes at end. Volume I of a 2-volume work. Contents: I. Abt. : Personenrecht. I. Buch. Die Sklaverel. Ein Betrag zur Lehre von den Menschenrechten im judentume. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish law -- History. Roman law. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Dampstained; outer 2" of boards not present. Front hinge gone; binding loose. Leaves very dark and brittle, with chips, tears and wrinkles. Text in good condition. (GER-9-32) (ID #16943) $30.00.


262. • Rubin, Simon. DAS TALMUDISCHE RECHT, AUF DEN VERSCHIEDENEN STUFEN SEINER ENTWICKLUNG MIT DEM RÖMISCHEN VERGLICHEN UND SYSTEMATISCH DARGESTELLT. SACHENRECHT. Vienna: Steinmann, 1938. Wrappers; 8vo. 253 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish law -- History. Roman law. Comparative law. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Wrappers soiled; corners bent. Front hinge gone; some signatures detached. Lower right-hand corner of pages chipped; pages brown. Text in very good condition. (GER-9-21) (ID #16932) $40.00.


saadia.JPG (1606768 bytes) 263. • Sa'adia Ben Joseph; Israel Davidson. SAADIA'S POLEMIC AGAINST HIWI AL BALKHI: A FRAGMENT EDITED FROM A GENIZAH MS. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1915. Cloth. 8vo. 104 pages. One photo plate across from title page. In English and Hebrew. First edition. Davidson was a scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Born in Lithuania, he emigrated to the United States in 1888. After studying at Columbia he was the director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and chaplain at Sing Sing prison. In 1905 he began teaching at the JTSA. This book is one of his most important works (Habermann, EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Karaites-Controversial Literature; Jewish Philosophy; Cairo Genizah. Gilt lettering on binding and cover. Very Good+ condition. An excellent copy. (AMRN-3-8). (ID #17118) $140.00.

264. • Sachs, Michael. BEITRAEGE ZUR SPRACH- UND ALTERTHUMSFORSCHUNG: AUS JÜDISCHEN QUELLEN. COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME. Berlin: Veit und Comp. , 1852-54. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 188, 209 pages. In German. Two volumes in one. Bibliographical annotations; indices. Sachs was a German rabbi and scholar; preacher at Prague and Berlin. "A strong traditionalist, Sachs opposed the introduction of the organ...His middle-of-the-road position earned him the suspicion and antagonism of the old-time Orthodox, while he disappointed the hopes of the Reformers...As a scholar, he was one of the leaders in the emerging Wissenschaft des Judentums... Of a more philological nature were Sachs's Beitraege zur Sprachund Altertumsforschung (2 vols. , 1852-54) , in which he treated the relationship between the classical world and that of the Talmud and Midrash. " (Ernst Daniel Goldschmidt, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- History. OCLC lists 24 copies of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Front board and backstrip not present; rear board bumped, edgeworn, and peeled. Interior has bit of foxing and faint dampstain along top edge. Leaves slightly wrinkled. Text in very good condition. (GER-8-18) (ID #16822) $50.00.

265. • Sassoon, Solomon David. A CRITICAL STUDY OF ELECTRICAL STUNNING AND THE JEWISH METHOD OF SLAUGHTER (SHECHITA) . Letchworth, Herts, 1956. Wrappers, 4to. V, 48 pages. Third edition. Illustrated with photographic plates. SUBJECT (S): Shehitah. Livestock -- Stunning. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Cover has some soil and small dampstain on lower edge. Very good condition. (RAB-3-8) (ID #17296) $20.00.

266. • Schechter, S. SOME ASPECTS OF RABBINIC THEOLOGY. New York: Behrman House, Inc. , 1936. Cloth, 8vo, 384 pages. Ex-library with usual markings. Some soiling on front endpaper. Good condition. (ID #13065) $30.00.

267. • Schechter, Solomon) Berliner, A. AUS DEM LEBEN DER DEUTSCHEN JUDEN IM MITTELALTER, ZUGLEICH ALS BEITRAG FÜR DEUTSCHE CULTURGESCHICHTE. NACH GEDRUCKTEN UND UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN. Berlin: Poppelauer, 1900. Second (revised and enlarged) edition. Cloth; 8vo. Iv, 142 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. In German. Appendix and index. Berliner was a scholar and author with a vast knowledge of rabbinic literature and of ancient and modern languages. He was editor for many years of the Magazin fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums (with a Hebrew supplement, Ozar Tov) . Aus dem Leben der deutschen Juden im Mittelalter, originally published in 1861, is a history of German Jewry. (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Germany. Jews -- Social life and customs. Middle Ages. Solomon Schhechter's copy, with his bookplate presenting it to JTS. Schechter was a rabbinic scholar and president of JTS. "His fame rests on the scholarly recovery of the Cairo Genizah. It created a sensation in the world of scholarship, and in its wake Jewish history and the history of Mediterranean society were and are being rewritten. " (EJ) Some warping and wrinkling due to water damage, and red boards have bled a bit. This copy survived water damage from the great JTS fire. Binding tight and text clean. Overall good condition. (GR-4-2) (ID #16018) $150.00.

268. • Schostak, Rabbi Zev. A GUIDE TO THE UNDERSTANDING AND OBSERVANCE OF THE JEWISH FAMILY LAWS. New York: VTE, 1993. Paperback, 8vo, fourth edition, 104 pages. Minimal wear to cover. Very good condition. (ID #13241) $25.00.

269. • Schröter, Robert. תשובת דונש הלוי בן לברט, על רבי סעדיה גאון TESHUVOT DUNASH HA-LEVI BEN LABRAT, `AL RABI SE`ADYAH GA'ON. Breslau: Schletter, 1866. Half cloth; 8vo. Xiii, 63 pages. First edition. Marbled boards and edges; decorative endpapers. In Hebrew, with preface in German. Annotated. SUBJECT (S) : Sa`adia ben Joseph, 880-942. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Bookplate on inside cover of Max D. Klein. Klein was rabbi at Philadelphia's Congregation Adath Jeshurun from 1911-1960. Damp stain visible near spine; otherwise, very good condition. (GER-6-21) (ID #16612) $150.00.

270. • SEFER TOLDOT ALEKSANDROS HA-MAKDONI. THE BOOK OF THE GESTS OF ALEXANDER OF MACEDON, A MEDIAEVAL HEBREW VERSION OF THE ALEXANDER ROMANCE. Cambridge, MA, Medieval Academy Of America, 1962. 1st Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition. Lacks Jacket? ; 8vo; 109, 227, x pages;. Mediaeval Academy of America; Publication no. 75. Bibliography on pages 223-227. In Hebrew & English "Based chiefly on the Historia de preliis, by Leo, archpresbyter. " (ID #4539) $60.00.

271. • Sekles, Simon. THE POETRY OF THE TALMUD. New York: S. Sekles, 1880. Cloth; 8vo. Ix, 146 pages. In English, with an appendix giving the original Hebrew of some of the passages cited. Nicely bound in orignal cordovan cloth with gilt letters on front cover. Singerman 2950. Deinard 804. Goldman 1018. Rabbinical literature. Talmud -- Quotations. Corners, & top of spine chipped rear hinge starting; otherwise Very Good condition. (AM-8-1) (ID #16843) $100.00.

272. • Sekles, Simon. THE POETRY OF THE TALMUD. New York: S. Sekles, 1880. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 146 pages. In English, with an appendix giving the original Hebrew of some of the passages cited. Nicely bound in cordovan cloth with gilt letters on front cover. Annotated. Singerman 2950. Deinard 804. SUBJECT (S) : Rabbinical literature. Talmud -- Quotations. Ex-library with minimal markings. Damp stained; warped. Cover scuffed; 1" split between spine and top of front cover. Hinges starting. Some soiling to pages. Binding tight; text in good condition. (AMR-4-3) (ID #16213) $95.00.

RAB-1-20-sherira.jpg (46712 bytes)273. • Sherira Ben Hanina, Gaon. edited by Aaron Hyman. SEFER IGERET DE-RABENU SHERIRA GAON: KE-FI HA-NUSAH HA-NIDPAS BE-YUHASIN DEFUS KUSHTANDINA BI-SHENAT 326, BE-HASHVAAH `IM YETER HA-NUSHAOT ASHER NIDPESU `AD HA-YOM `A. P. KITVE YAD SHONIM. Jerusalem: Kiryah Neemanah, 1967. Cloth, 8vo. 109 pages. Gilt titles. Photo-offset of 1910 London edition. In Hebrew. Title page in English on verso: Igereth Rav Sherira gaon (The letter of R. Sherira, gaon) . Collated from various texts and edited with a critical commentary "Pathshegen hakethab", by Aaron Hyman. SUBJECT(S) : Tannaim. Amoraim. Geonim. Title Subject: Mishnah -- History. Talmud -- History. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Spine sunned. Very good condition. (RAB-1-20) (ID #17244) $40.00.


274. • Silberg, Moshe. HOK U-MUSAR BA-MISHPAT HA-`IVRI. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1952. Wrappers, 8vo. 32 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. Frontispiece photograph. Title on verso: Law and morals in Talmudic law. Series: ha-Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim. Hartsaot le-zekher Yehudah Leb Magnes; sidrah 3. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (RAB-3-4) (ID #17292) $25.00.

275. • Simonis, Henry S. ZUM ALTEN JÜDISCHEN ZIVILRECHT. EINE RECHTSTHEORETISCHE UND RECHTSVERGLEICH ENDE STUDIE, VERFASST 1917 IM ZIVILGEFANGENENLAGER ALEXANDRIA PALACE. Berlin, Philo Verlag, 1922. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition. ; 8°; 87 pages (ID #8147) $60.00.

276. • Spiers, B. THE SCHOOL SYSTEM OF THE TALMUD, AND AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE BETH HAMIDRASH ON THE OCCASION OF THE CONCLUSION OF THE TALMUDIC TREATISE, BABA METSIA. London: Trubner and Co. , 1882. Cloth. 8vo. 48 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Talmud. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Binding shaken. Water damage throughout. Ex-library with minimal markings. No text damage. Gilt lettering on cover. Overall in good condition. (BR-8-1) . (ID #16994) $75.00.

277. • Stern, Tibor H. HUKAT `OLAM: BE'URIM, HOSAFOT U-FERUSHIM LI-TEHUKAT MEDINAT YISRA'EL ... `AL PI HA-TORAH VE-HAZAL. VOLUME I OF TWO-VOLUME SET [ONLY]. Kansas City: No Publisher. , 1950. Cloth; 8vo. 350 pages. Volume I of two-volume set. Title page in Hebrew on verso. In Hebrew. Nicely bound in burgundy with gilt letters on cover and spine. Israel -- Constitutional law. Added title page: The eternal law; a proposed constitution for the State of Israel according to Biblical and Talmudic interpretations and opinions. OCLC lists eleven copies worldwide. Form letter, in English on one side and in Hebrew on the reverse, from the author presenting the book and asking for remuneration, with envelope, laid in. Lower edge of cover bumped; pages a bit sunned; very good condition. (AM-4) (ID #15822) $75.00.

278. • Süssmann, Arthur. DIE JUDENSCHULDENTILGUNGEN UNTER KÖNIG WENZEL. Berlin: Louis Lamm, 1907. 8vo. Xv, 203 pages. Spattered edges. In German. Errata, index, and bibliographical citations. Series: Schriften der Gesellschaft zur förderung der wissenschaft des judentums. Appeared in part as author's inaugural dissertation, Breslau, 1906 (xv, 63 pages) . "Verzeichnis der in der arbeit zitierten druckwerke": p. [x]-xv. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Germany. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Outer wraps not present. First and last signature detached, but present. Text in good condition. (GER-3-18) (ID #16523) $125.00.

 


279. • Taubenhaus, Godfrey. ECHOES OF WISDOM, OR, TALMUDIC SAYINGS WITH CLASSIC, ESPECIALLY LATIN, PARALLELISMS, PART I. Brooklyn: Haedrich & Sons Print, 1900. 16mo. 106 pages. Taubenhaus, Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, also worked on the 1918 edition of the Babylonian Talmud put out by the Boston Talmud Society. Singerman 5868. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (New York Public Library) . Solomon Schechter's copy, Inscribed to him by the author "To Prof. Dr. Schechter. " Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers. Flyleaf chipped; pages a little warped. Very good condition thus. (AMR-4-5) (ID #16215) $200.00.

280. • The Center For Women In Jewish Law. JEWISH LAW WATCH- THE AGUNAH DILEMMA: CASE STUDY NUMBER TWO. Jerusalem: The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, September 2000. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages in English, 11 pages in Hebrew. Some soiling on cover. Very good condition. (ID #13242) $25.00.

281. • The Center For Women In Jewish Law. JEWISH LAW WATCH- THE AGUNAH DILEMMA: CASE STUDY NUMBER THREE. Jerusalem: The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, July 2001. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 23 pages in English, 17 pages in Hebrew. Very good condition. (ID #13243) $25.00.

282. • The Center For Women In Jewish Law. JEWISH LAW WATCH- THE AGUNAH DILEMMA: NUMBER FOUR. Jerusalem: The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, April 2002. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 23 pages in English, 16 pages in Hebrew. Very good condition. (ID #13244) $25.00.

283. • The Center For Women In Jewish Law. JEWISH LAW WATCH- THE AGUNAH DILEMMA: NUMBER SEVEN. Jerusalem: The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, July 2003. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 20 pages in English, 19 pages in Hebrew. 3 inch cut in center of cover that goes about halfway through pamphlet. Otherwise very good condition. (ID #13245) $25.00.

284. • Trujillo) Beinart, Haim. TRUJILLO, A JEWISH COMMUNITY IN EXTREMADURA ON THE EVE OF THE EXPULSION FROM SPAIN. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1980. Faux leather, 8vo, xii, 372 pages, 4 leaves of plates. Includes illustrations, 24 cm. ISBN: 9652233498. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Subjects: Jews--Spain--Trujillo--History. Trujillo (Spain) --Ethnic relations. Series: Hispania Judaica; 2 (CH-1/11) . Gilt lettering on cover and spine, illustrated maps, very good condition in good jacket. Xx (ID #10628) $40.00.

285. • Twersky, Isadore, Ed. STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1979. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 373 pages. Gilt titles. ISBN: 0674851927. First edition. First volume in an ongoing series. Series: Harvard Judaic monographs, 2. A compendium of 15 articles. Includes texts in Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Philosophy, Jewish. Philosophy, Medieval. Judaïsme -- Histoire -- 425-1789. Philosophie juive. Philosophie médiévale. Excellent condition. (ID #11092) $15.00.


286. • Twersky, Isadore (editor) . STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. VOLUME II (IN AN ONGOING SERIES) . Harvard Univ Pr, 1985. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 460 pages. ISBN 0-674-85193-5Literature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Movements & Periods : Medieval Harvard Judaic Monographs, No. 5. (ID #11127) $20.00.

287. • Wachstein, Bernhard. DIE INSCHRIFTEN DES ALTEN JUDENFRIEDHOFES IN WIEN. IM AUFTRAGE DER HISTORISCHEN KOMMISSION DER ISRAELITISCHEN KULTUSGEMEINDE IN WIEN.2. TEIL. 1696-1783. Vienna & Leipzig: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1917. Cloth; 4to. Xliii, 636 pages. In German. 68 illustrations and 24 plates. Bibliography, indexes, and appendices. Series: Quellen und forschungen zur geschichte der Juden in Deutsch-Österreich, IV. Band, 1- t. Bernhard Wachstein was an historian, bibliographer, and genealogist..."director of the [Vienna] library which he built up to 50, 000 volumes, making it one of the richest and best ordered in Europe. In 1912 and 1917 he published his two-volume master work, Die Inschriften des alten Judenfriedhofes in Wien, a scholarly study of the tombstones of the Viennese Jewish community dating from 1540 to 1783." (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Inscriptions, Hebrew -- Austria -- Vienna. Jews -- Austria -- Vienna. Sepulchral monuments -- Austria -- Vienna. Inscriptions hébraïques -- Autriche -- Vienne. Juifs -- Autriche -- Vienne. Monuments funéraires -- Autriche -- Vienne. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Water damaged; pages and cover warped. Text in good condition. (GR-07A-1) (ID #16047) $100.00.

288. • Wachstein, Bernhard. DIE TALMUDILCHE LEGENDE VON DER ERGREIFUNG DES BELITZES DER THORA DURCH MOSES. Wien, Im Selbstverlage. , 1933. Stapled wraps, 8vo, 4 pages. "Zuerst veröffentlicht im jüdischen Jahrbuch für Österreich 1932. Jetzt mit Verbesserungen in 100 Exemplaren gedruckt. " Published in honor of Artur Goldmann's 70th Birthday Nov. 11, 1933 Very Good Condition. (ID #1912) $35.00.

289. • Weil, Dr. (Jakob, 1792-1864) [ & Leopold Löw?]. ARON CHORIN, EINE BIOGRAFISCHE SKIZZE. Szegedin: Sigmund Burger, 1863. Cloth; 8vo. 152 pages. Decorated boards. First edition. In German. "Von Dr. Weil. (Besonderer Abdruck aus dem 'Ben Chananja.') . " Corrigenda; bibliographical annotations. Chorin was a Hungarian rabbi, and pioneer of Reform Judaism in Hungary. In 1803 he "published in Prague his Emek ha-Shaveh, attacking those customs which he declared had no basis in Judaism, basing his reforms on rulings in the Talmud. The book caused a storm among the ultra-Orthodox, who found it heretical... He was a fanatical fighter for secular education and endeavored to improve the social and cultural status of the Jews of his country by preaching in favor of the founding of a rabbinical seminary and of a school for promoting crafts and agriculture among Jews. " (Jerucham Tolkes, EJ) Löw was the first Reform rabbi in Hungary; he was ordained by Chorin. SUBJECT(S) : Rabbis -- Hungary -- Biography. Reform Judaism -- Hungary. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Has been rebound, preserving original wraps. Ex-library. Dampstained; boards warped and peeling. Leaves wrinkled with some foxing. Text in good condition. (GER-8-1) (ID #16806) $125.00.

290. • Weiner, Adolpho. DIE JÜDISCHEN SPIESEGESETZE NACH IHREN VERSCHIEDENEN GESICHTSPUNKTEN, ZUM ERSTEN MALE WISSENSCHAFTLICHMETHODISCH GEORDNET UND KRITISCH BELEUCHTET. Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1895. Leather; 8vo. Xiv, 524 pages. Morocco spine; gilt titles; raised bands. Spattered edges; decorative endpapers. First edition. In German. Bibliographcal annotations; errata and addenda. Added title page: De ciborum e legibus divinis (biblicis) atque rabbinicis vetitorum indole et sententia ... Auctore Adolpho Wiener. Wiener was a German rabbi, "one of the most progressive rabbis of his time; and at the synods of Cassel (1844) , Leipsic (1869) , and Augsburg (1870) he advocated the following reforms in Judaism: revision of the prayer-book; employment of the organ in divine service; permission to travel on Sabbaths; and the abolition of all second days of festivals. His chief ambition, however, was to release the Jews from what he called the authority of the Talmud. [This volume was] a very radical criticism of the dietary laws. " (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Jews - Dietary laws. Morocco spine and corners very edgeworn. Some marginalia in pencil. Archival reinforcement of hinges. Binding tight; interior in very good condition. (GER-8-3) (ID #16807) $200.00.

291. • Weiner, Adolpho. DIE JÜDISCHEN SPIESEGESETZE NACH IHREN VERSCHIEDENEN GESICHTSPUNKTEN, ZUM ERSTEN MALE WISSENSCHAFTLICHMETHODISCH GEORDNET UND KRITISCH BELEUCHTET. Breslau: S. Schottlaender, 1895. Cloth; 8vo. Xiv, 524 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. In German. Bibliographcal annotations; errata and addenda. Added title page: De ciborum e legibus divinis (biblicis) atque rabbinicis vetitorum indole et sententia ... Auctore Adolpho Wiener. Wiener was a German rabbi, "one of the most progressive rabbis of his time; and at the synods of Cassel (1844) , Leipsic (1869) , and Augsburg (1870) he advocated the following reforms in Judaism: revision of the prayer-book; employment of the organ in divine service; permission to travel on Sabbaths; and the abolition of all second days of festivals. His chief ambition, however, was to release the Jews from what he called the authority of the Talmud. [This volume was] a very radical criticism of the dietary laws. " (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Jews - Dietary laws. Ex-library. Corners bumped. Dampstained; some discoloration to boards and top margin of leaves. Latin title page detached but present. Text in very good condition. (GER-8-4) (ID #16808) $175.00.

292. • Widmer, Gottfried. DIE KOMMENTARE VON RASCHI, IBN ESRA, RADAQ, ZU JOEL. Basel: Hebräische Literatur, 1945. Cloth; 8vo. 141 pages. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Text, Ubersetzung und Erläuterung, eine Einführung in die rabbinische Bibelexegese, von Gottfried Widmer. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Joel -- Commentaries. Errata slip laid in. Very good condition. (GER-8-9) (ID #16813) $40.00.

293. • Wiesenberg, Ernest. RELATED PROHIBITIONS: SWINE BREEDING AND THE STUDY OF GREEK. OFFPRINT FROM: HEBREW UNION COLLEGE ANNUAL, VOL XXVII, PP. 213-233. Cincinnati, HUC, 1956. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 21 pages. Guido Kisch's copy, inscribed to him by the author on the front cover. Bottom edge clipped, no text affected, verticle fold, Very Good Condition. (ID #12901) $20.00.

294. • Wohlgemuth, J[oseph]. DAS JÜDISCHE RELIGIONSGESETZ IN JÜDISCHER BLEUCHTUNG. VOLUMES I & II. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1912-19. Cloth; 8vo. 96, 116 pages. First edition. In German. Volumes I & II bound together. Series: Jahres-Bericht des Rabbiner-Seminars für das orthodoxe Judenthum. Bibliographical annotations. Wohlgemuth was a German rabbi, educator, and theologian. "In 1914 he founded the monthly Jeschurun, which under his editorship became (to 1930) the leading Orthodox periodical in the spheres of Jewish scholarship and thought, and to which he contributed important articles-both on scholarly subjects and on current matters. " This volume is "a study of the problem of Ta'amei ha-Mitzvot (the ideology of the practical commandments) . " (EJ) OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Front board and backstrip not present. Front flyleaf detached but present. Title page appears to be from volume II. Volume I bright and clean, in excellent condition; volume II sunned; otherwise, very good condition. (GER-8-8) (ID #16812) $85.00.

295. • Wohlgemuth, Joseph. DAS JUDISCHE RELIGIONSGESETZ IN JUDISCHER BELEUCHTUNG. HEFT 2 ONLY. Berlin, Buckdruckerei H. Itzkowski, 1919. Cloth, Expertly rebound, Good Condition; 8vo; 116 pages; "Wissenschaftliche Beilage zum Jahresbericht des Rabbiner-Semin ars zu Berlin fuer 1918/19. Heft 2 taken from the 1912 edition (ID #4343) $65.00.

296. • Zahavy, Tzvee. THE TRADITIONS OF ELEAZAR BEN AZARIAH. Missoula, Montana: Scholars Press, 1977. Paperback, 8vo, 365 pages. Chapters include: The Legal Traditions; The Non-legal Traditions; The Forms; The Law; The Exegetical and Theological Traditions; etc. Ex-library with usual markings. Minimal wear on cover. Very good condition. (ID #13239) $40.00.

297. • Ziegler, Ignaz. DIE SITTLICHE WELT DES JUDENTUMS. ERSTER TEIL: DIE SITTLICHE WELT DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFTEN. Leipzig: M. Kaufmann, 1924. Cloth; 8vo. Vii, 271 pages. Gilt titles. In German and Hebrew. Herausgegeben von der Grossloge X. I. O. B. B. Für den Tschechoslowakischen Staat. Corrections at end. Ziegler was a Slovakian scholar and liberal rabbi of Carlsbad, where he accomplished a great deal for the Jewish community. Ziegler sympathized with Zionism. (Moshe David Herr, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish ethics. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Ethics. Original binding. Cover soil and edgewear; otherwise, very good condition. (GER-6-18) (ID #16609) $40.00.

298. • Zimmels, H. J. RABBI DAVID IBN ABI SIMRA (RDBS) : EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTURGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN DER TURKEI IM 16. JAHRHUNDERT AUF GRUND SEINER GUTACHTEN. Breslau, 1932. Half cloth; 8vo. 60 pages. In German. Text on title page "1. Teil. Leben und Lebenswerk; " however, no more published. Includes bibliographical references. Zimmels, a rabbi and scholar, "lectured from 1929 to 1933 at the Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar, Breslau, and from 1934 to 1939 was rabbi of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, Vienna. Zimmels left Austria for England after the Nazi Anschluss in 1938 and in 1944 was appointed lecturer in Bible, Talmud, and Jewish history at Jews' College London. He became director of studies in 1961, and was principal 1964-69." (Alexander Tobias, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, fl. 1513-1573. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Later binding. Lower right corner a little bumped. Pages brown. Very good condition. (SW-5-22) (ID #15643) $25.00.

299. • Zunz, Leopold. DIE GOTTESDIENSTLICHEN VORTRÄGE DER JUDEN HISTORISCH ENTWICKELT; EIN BEITRAG ZUR ALTERTHUMSKUNDE UND BIBLISCHEN KRITIK, ZUR LITERATUR- UND RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE. Frankfurt a. M. , J. Kauffmann, 1892. 2nd Edition. Half Leather, 8vo, xvi, 516 pages. 23 cm. In German. Bibliography on pages [497]-498. This second edition is "nach dem Handexemplar des Verfassers berichtigte und mit einem Register vermehrte Auflage, im Auftrage der Zunz-Stiftung hrsg. Von Dr. N. Brüll. " Leopold Zunz (1794-1886) was the founding father of the 'Wissenschaft des Judentums. ' This book deals with biblical interpretation and homiletics from the Bible up to his own time. It is still a standard work. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Liturgy. Judaism -- History of doctrines. Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Judaism -- Works to 1900. Jews -- Antiquities. Worship -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Lacks backstrip (spine covering) , otherwise Good Condition. (GER-0-9) (ID #16469) $60.00.

300. • Zunz, Leopold. DIE GOTTESDIENSTLICHEN VORTRÄGE DER JUDEN HISTORISCH ENTWICKELT; EIN BEITRAG ZUR ALTERTHUMSKUNDE UND BIBLISCHEN KRITIK, ZUR LITERATUR- UND RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE. Frankfurt a. M. , J. Kauffmann, 1892. 2nd Edition. Half Leather, 8vo, xvi, 516 pages. Sholem Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Lacks backstrip (spine covering) , otherwise Good Condition. (GER-0-15) (ID #16851) $60.00.

301. • Zunz, Leopold. DIE GOTTESDIENSTLICHEN VORTRÄGE DER JUDEN, HISTORISCH EN WICKELT. EIN BEITRAG ZUR ALTERTHUMSKUNDE UND BIBLISCHEN KRITIK, ZUR LITERATUR-UND RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE. Berlin: A. Asher, 1832. Cloth; 8vo. Xv, 481 pages. Deckled edges. First edition. In German. Bibliographical citations. "Verzeichnis der benutzten ... Werke": [2] pages following page 481. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Liturgy. Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Leopold Zunz was the founder of the modern "science of Judaism; " this work was "destined to be the most important Jewish work published in the nineteenth century. In the preface, which was no less remarkable than the contents, the German authorities were arraigned for their refusal to grant the Jews the justice due them by right and for their reluctance to accord them liberty instead of special rights and privileges. The Jews were entitled to be citizens of Germany. Jewish science too ought no longer to be excluded from governmental patronage, but should have institutions provided for its development. In the synagogues the living word was once more to resound, for the sermon had always been an institution of Judaism. The book afforded the proof, and its purpose was to trace the historic growth of this synagogal institution. This preface was suppressed by the government and cut out from most copies of the first edition. The work itself was a masterly exposition of the gradual growth and evolution of homiletic literature, traced through the Midrash, the Haggadah, and the prayer-book. It was the first book to assign dates and to disclose the relative interdependence of the various documents. Besides showing that the sermon was thoroughly Jewish, the book demonstrated that Judaism had a science which could justly claim equality with the studies admitted to university standing. It proved, furthermore, that Judaism was a growing force, not a crystallized law. Scientific throughout, the book had a powerful influence in shaping the principles of Reform Judaism, especially as applied to the prayer-books. For all time to come the "Gottesdienstliche Vorträge" fixed the method which the literary exploration of Jewish literaturemust follow to a certain degree, even though the merely formal criterion of the mention of a literary document is urged too strongly as decisive in assigning to it its date and place. With this book Zunz rose at once to the pinnacle of recognized leadership. His discriminating insight, his power of combination, his sound scholarship, his classic reserve, and his dignity of presentation proclaimed him master. No second edition of the "Gottesdienstliche Vorträge" was prepared by the author, but it was reprinted after his death (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1892; comp. E. G. Hirsch, "Die Jubiläen Zweier Werke, " in "Der Zeitgeist, " 1882) . " (JE) Ex-library with minimal markings. Rebound; very tight. Damp stained. Good condition. (GR-07A-8) (ID #16056) $500.00.