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 198.  Levinsohn, Isaac Baer (1788-1860). 
TE`UDAH BE-YISRAEL. תעודה בישראל. Vilna, 1828. 1st edition, 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS




Reference                                                           1-6
Bibliography                                                     7-15
2nd Temple                                                       16
Community & Regional Histories                 17-24
Hasidut & Jewish Mysticism                           25-51
Karaism                                                               52
Jewish-Muslim Convergence                           53-58
The Holocaust                                                    59
Modern Legal Codes                                         60-62
General Rabbinics & Medieval History         63-167
Periodicals                                                          168-177
Late Additions                                                   178-200


REFERENCE


1. • 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.

2. • 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.

3. • Johlson, Joseph. `EREKH MILIM/BIBLISCH-HEBRÄISCHES WÖRTERBUCH: MIT ANGABE DER ENTSPRECHENDEN SYNONYME, NEBST ANHANG, ERKLÄRUNG DER IN RABBINISCHEN SCHRIFTEN ÜBLICHEN ABBREVIATUREN. 1840. Quarter Leather, Jerusalem, 1990. Quarter Leather. 8vo. Xii, 632 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Dictionaries - German. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Description Marbleized cover. Archival spine repair. Some bumping and wear to edges and spine. Some browning to pages. Creasing of top right corner on first 5 pages. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (GERA-12-25). (ID #17801) $140.00.

4. • 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.

5. • 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.

RAB-4-11-margalioth.jpg (337569 bytes) 6. • Margalioth, Mordechai, Ed. ENTSIKLOPEDYAH LE-TOLDOT GEDOLE YISRAEL. COMPLETE IN FOUR VOLUMES. Tel Aviv: Yavneh. 1973. Cloth. 8vo. 1376 columns. Four volumes in slipcase. Gilt titles. In Hebrew. Added title page in English. Title in English Encyclopedia of great men in Israel, being a biographical dictionary of Jewish sages and scholars from the 9th to the end of the 18th century. Volume 4 has index. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Biography. Jewish scholars -- Biography. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Slight scuffing to spines. Very good condition in good slipcase. (RAB-4-11) (ID #18197) $100.00. 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

7. • (SEDER HAGADAH SHEL PESACH) Loewe, Raphael, intoductory notes and translation. THE RYLANDS HAGGADAH: A MEDIEVAL SEPHARDI MASTERPIECE IN FACSIMILE. An Illuminated Passover Compendium from Mid-14th-Century Catalonia in the Collections of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester... N.Y.: Abrams, (1988). 4to, 76 pages of text, many color plates. red silk cloth, lettered in gilt, matching slipcase. Near Fine Condition. (ID #16907) $150.00.

8. • 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.

9. • Berkowitz, David Sandler. IN REMEMBRANCE OF CREATION: EVOLUTION OF ART AND SCHOLARSHIP IN THE MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE BIBLE. Waltham, Massachusetts: Brandeis University Press, 1968. Cloth; 4to. Xviii, 211 pages. White grain cloth leatherette, gilded and embossed cover and spine title. Printed on beautiful parchment-like paper. Many plates in black and white. Frontispiece illustration in color. Examines about 212 manuscripts and books pertaining to the Bible; including the Gutenberg Bible, the 1462 Fust & Schoeffer Bible, and The Eliot Bible, the first complete Bible printed in the Western hemisphere. Series: Publications of the Society of Bibliophiles at Brandeis University, no. 3. "Catalogue of an exhibition to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Brandeis University held at the Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University Library, May 4th through June 11th, 1968." Includes bibliographies. Manuscripts, Medieval -- Exhibitions. Manuscripts, Renaissance -- Exhibitions. Bible -- Photographies, illustrations, etc. Art médiéval -- Catalogues. Art de la Renaissance. Top 4 inches of backstrip have cracked and separated from spine, although present; bottom edge is starting; couple of light spots on book edges. Rest of book in like-new condition. (CT-2) (ID #14749) $100.00.

10. • Berman, Lawrence V. Et Al. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH STUDIES. THE STUDY OF JUDAISM, VOLUME II. New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1976. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 392 pages. A collection of six articles. Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- 70-1789 -- Bibliography. Judaism -- Relations -- Catholic Church -- bibliography. Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 -- Bibliography. Jews -- Study and teaching -- Bibliography. Juifs -- Histoire -- 70-1789 -- Bibliographie. Judaïsme -- Relations -- Église catholique -- Bibliographie. Judaïsme -- Histoire -- 425-1789 (Moyen Âge et début de la période moderne) -- Bibliographie. Juifs -- Étude et enseignement -- Bibliographie. Catholic Church -- Relations -- Judaism -- Bibliography. Église catholique -- Relations -- Judaïsme -- Bibliographie. Excellent condition in very good dust jacket. (CT-11) (ID #15049) $50.00.

11. • Ettinghausen, Richard, Ed. A SELECTED AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS AND PERIODICALS IN WESTERN LANGUAGES DEALING WITH THE NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON MEDIEVAL AND MODERN TIMES. Washington: Middle East Institute, 1954. Wrappers; large 8vo. Viii, 137 pages. With index. "Prepared under the auspices of the Committee on Near Eastern Studies, American Council of Learned Societies. " Completed summer 1951. With supplement, December, 1953. SUBJECT (S): Middle East -- Bibliography. Cover soil; upper right corner bumped. Half-inch tear in back cover; another on spine. Good condition. (CT-8) (ID #14922) $30.00.

12. • Ettinghausen, Richard, Ed. A SELECTED AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS AND PERIODICALS IN WESTERN LANGUAGES DEALING WITH THE NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON MEDIEVAL AND MODERN TIMES. Washington, Middle East Institute, 1952. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition; 4to; viii, 111 pages; 28 cm. "Prepared under the auspices of the Committee on Near Eastern Studies, American Council of Learned Societies. " (CT-12) (ID #5219) $40.00.

13. • Katsh, Abraham I. GINZE RUSSIYAH; CONTAINS FACSIMILES OF GENIZAH MANUSCRIPTS OF BIBLE, MISHNAH, TALMUD, MIDRASHIM, HALAKAH, LITURGY AND JUDEO-ARABIC FROM THE ANTONIN CAIRO GENIZAH COLLECTION IN LENINGRAD. INCLUDES PART OF BEN ASHER'S BIBLE CODEX (B19A) OF THE FIRKOWITCH COLLECTION. . New York: New York University Library of Judaica and Hebraica, 1958. Binder; 4to. Xi, 137 pages. Mostly facsimiles of manuscripts. Series: New York University Libraries, Occasional paper no. 4. Title on cover: Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts preserved in the USSR. Part II. Text on title page: Complied, arranged and identified by Abraham I. Katsh, curator. SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles -- Russia. Genizah fragments. Very good condition. (CT-9) (ID #14936) $75.00.

14. • Rashi (1040-1105). Krieger, Pinchus, editor. PARSHAN-DATA: RESHIMAT HA-PERUSHIM LE-FERUSH RASHI 'AL HA-TORAH. PARSHAN-DATA: SUPERCOMMENTARIES ON RASHI'S COMMENTARY ON THE PENTATEUCH. Monsey, NY, P. Krieger, 2005. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 204 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew with added title page in English. Includes bibliographical references and index. A descriptive catalog of supercommentaries on Rashi on the Bible, from the beginning of printing until 1970. Printed in a limited edition of 400 copies. Contains approximately 400 entries. An important work. SUBJECT(S): Rashi, 1040-1105. Perush Rashi al ha-Torah -- Bibliography. Bible. O.T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Bibliography. "ba-'arikhat Pinh?as Yehoshu'a K?rieger.New Condition. (ID #17982) $45.00.

15. • Shaked, Shaul. A TENTATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GENIZA DOCUMENTS. Paris: Mouton, 1964. Paper Wrappers. 8 vo. 355 pages. Part of the series "École pratique des hautes études, Sorbonne. 6. Section: Sciences économiques et sociales. Études juives, 5". SUBJECT (S): Genizah; Hebrew Manuscripts - Catalogue. Mild age spotting on covers and edges of textblock. Bumping to edges. Surface puncture to edge of rear cover and following pages with no damage to text. Upper corner of rear corner creased as well as last few pages. Otherwise in Good condition. Prepared under the direction of D. H. Baneth and S. D. Goitein. Not concerned with the main part of the manuscripts found in the Cairo Geniza, mostly from the 10th to 13th centuries , but rather with the documentary material, which constitutes a primary source of information for Jewish history in the High Middle Ages, as well as the social history of the Mediterranean basin in general. (BIB-1-3). (ID #17636) $35.00.


2ND TEMPLE

16. • 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. 

COMMUNITY & REGIONAL HISTORIES

17. • (France) Kohn, Roger. LES INSURRECTIONS URBAINES DU DÉBUT DU RÈGNE DE CHARLES VI ET LES JUIFS. No Publishing Information, 1977. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 7 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S): Jews – History – France. Offprint? Very good condition; top corner a little bent, sun darkening at top of cover. (FR-1-10) (ID #18280) $20.00.

18. • (France) Nahon, G. UNE GEOGRAPHIE DES JUIFS DANS LA FRANCE DE LOUIS IX, 1226-1270. Paris?: No Publisher. 1972. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 6 pages, with map. In French. Reprint from The Fifth World Congress of Jewish Studies. SUBJECT (S): Jews – France -- history. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Good condition; covers faded. (FR-1-6) (ID #18276) $30.00.

19. • (Germany) 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.

20. • (Spain) Neuman, Abraham A. The Jews in Spain: Their Social, Political and Cultural Life During the Middle Ages, Volume 1 & 2. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1942. Cloth. 8vo. 2 volumes. Illustrated. The story of Jewish life in Spain during the Middle Ages takes on startling timeliness. The fate of the Jews in the Iberian Peninsula during those dark ages appears almost like a preview of Jewish life in Nazi Germany, so striking is the parallel between them. Volume One is a political-economic study. SUBJECT (S): Jews - Spain; Joden; Middeleeuwen. Ex-library with minimal markings. Fading to spine and some slight bumping to edges and textblock. Maps on endpapers. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-11). (ID #17960) $40.00.

21. • (Spain) Neuman, Abraham A. The Jews in Spain: Their Social, Political and Cultural Life During the Middle Ages, Volume 2 Only (Of 2). Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1942. Cloth. 8vo. 399 pages. Illustrated. Volume 2. The story of Jewish life in Spain during the Middle Ages takes on startling timeliness. The fate of the Jews in the Iberian Peninsula during those dark ages appears almost like a preview of Jewish life in Nazi Germany, so striking is the parallel between them. Volume One is a political-economic study. SUBJECT (S): Jews - Spain; Joden; Middeleeuwen. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (National Diet Libr) Ex-library with minimal markings. Fading to spine and some slight bumping to edges and textblock. Maps on endpapers. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-12). (ID #17961) $20.00.

22. • (Spain) Neuman, Abraham A. THE JEWS IN SPAIN; THEIR SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL LIFE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1942. 2 volumes, plates, maps, facsimiles, 23 cm. Contents: I. A political-economic study. --II. A social-cultural study. Bibliography in volume 2 on pages 351-370. Mapped end pages. Subjects: Jews--Spain. Series: The Morris Loeb series. Bookplate, some water damage. Both volumes in good condition. (CH-26) (ID #10625) $50.00.

23. • (Spain) Neuman, Abraham A. THE JEWS IN SPAIN; THEIR SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL LIFE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1942. Cloth, 8vo, 286, 399 pages, 4 plates, maps, facsimiles, 23 cm. Mapped end papers, black and white photos. Series The Morris Loeb series. Bibliography on pages 351-370. Contents I. A political-economic study. --II. A social-cultural study. Subjects: Jews -- Spain. Ex library copy with usual marks, colors on cover and spine fading, hinges shaken. Good condition. (CH-16) (ID #10624) $40.00.

SPAN-5-2-pereira.jpg (442520 bytes) 24. • (Spain) Pereira, Germán. ISABEL LA CATÓLICA Y LOS JUDÍOS DE ESPAÑA. Buenos Aires: No Publisher. 1974. Paperback. 12mo. 163 pages. . In Spanish. SUBJECT (S): Spanish language; Isabella I, la Católica, Queen of Spain, 1451-1504. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Good condition. (SPAN-5-2) (ID #18308) $50.00.

 

 

 

 

HASIDUT AND JEWISH MYSTICISM

RAB-11-13-alfassi.jpg (1813126 bytes) 25. • Alfasi, Yitzshak. HA-HASIDUT VEHA-HIT`ORERUT HA-LEUMIT: PH.D. THESIS. Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University. 1979. Paper wrppers. 4to. 322 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hasidism -- history; Zionism – history; Palestine in Judaism; Zionism and Judaism; Orthodox Judaism. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Good condition; first four pages loose. (RAB-11-13) (ID #18242) $40.00.

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-12-17.jpg (2043189 bytes) 26. • Ben-Israel, Asher. LA PALESTINE DANS LA KABBALE JUIVE. Paris: Éditions Médicales. 1923. Quarter cloth. 8vo. 114 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S): Cabala; Palestine – in literature. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Good condition; edgeworn, tear on front cover, bookplate in back, front hinge splitting. (RAB-12-17) (ID #18268) $50.00.

27. • Bokser, Ben Zion. FROM THE WORLD OF THE CABBALAH--THE PHILOSOPHY OF RABBI JUDAH LOEW OF PRAGUE. New York, Philsophical Library, 1954. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo; 210 pages; A nice 1st edition copy of this now classic text on Jewish Mysticism. Very Good Condition (rab-5-12) (ID #18158) $25.00.

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-6-2-dan.jpg (57872 bytes) 28. • Dan, Joseph. JEWISH MYSTICISM AND JEWISH ETHICS. Seattle: University OF Washington. 1986. Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 133 pages. Series: The Samuel and Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish studies. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 119-128. SUBJECT(S): Cabala -- History. Mysticism -- Judaism -- History. Jewish ethics -- History. Hasidism, Medieval -- History. Kabbale -- Histoire. Mysticisme -- Judaïsme -- Histoire. Morale juive -- Histoire. Hassidisme médiéval -- Histoire. Jodendom. Mystiek. Ethiek. Dan was Professor of Kabbalah at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He uses the term "Jewish mysticism" to refer to the literary works written by the Jewish kabbalists from the end of the 12th century onward, and "Jewish ethics" to refer to the Hebrew term sifrut ha-musar, the literature expounding and popularizing medieval Jewish ethics. Photograph of author on dust jacket. Excellent condition in very good mylared dust jacket. (RAB-6-2) (ID #18207) $20.00.

 

 

 

 

RAB-6-11-franck.jpg (67929 bytes) 29. • Franck, Adolph. translated and Revised by I[Saac] Sossnitz. THE KABBALAH OR THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY OF THE HEBREWS. New York: Kabbalah Publishing Company. 1926. Cloth. 8vo. Ix-lx, 63-326 pages. First thus. “Special edition sold by subscription only. ” Tissued frontispiece portrait plate of the author. Tissued plate diagram illustrating the Sephiroth. Includes bibliographical references, appendix, errata, and index. Franck (1809–1893) was a French philosopher and writer who was born at Liocourt, studied Talmud under Marchand Ennery, and later studied medicine and philosophy. In 1844 he was elected to the French Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, later being appointed to the College de France as extraordinary professor of ancient philosophy (1849–52) and professor of natural and international law (1854–86). In 1850 he represented the Jewish faith on the Conseil SupMrieur de l'Instruction Publique. He was vice-president of the Consistoire IsraMlite and later president of the Alliance Israelite Universelle. Franck took part in the activities of the French society for the translation of the Bible and the SocietM des Etudes Juives (whose chairman he became in 1888). In 1870 he interceded in Bucharest with Prince Carol in favor of the Rumanian Jews. He established and managed the journal of the anti-atheistic league, La Paix Sociale, was coeditor of the Journal des Savants, and contributor to the Journal des DMbats and the Archives IsraMlites. Franck's chief work is in the field of Jewish studies: La Kabbale ou philosophie religieuse des hMbreux (Paris, 1843; 18923; The Kabbalah; Or The Religious Philosophy of the Hebrews, 1926). This is the first attempt at a comprehensive, scientific description of the beginnings and contents of the Kabbalah in popular form. In the last (third) part Franck examines the religious and philosophic doctrines with which the Kabbalah has some traits in common (Platonism, the Alexandrinian school, the teachings of Philo, Christianity, the religions of the Chaldeans and the Persians). Two discussions on the Hasidim and the Frankists are appended. Franck's premises and hypotheses (early date for the beginnings of the Kabbalah; authenticity of Sefer Yezirah; Persian influence) were strongly opposed (by Steinschneider, Jellinek, Jost, and Joel, among others). (Heller, EJ) SUBJECT (S): Cabala. Franck was a nineteenth-century French philosopher. The Kabbalah was his chief work, originally published in French in 1843. Ex-library. Sunned. Bit of edgewear; flyleaves torn; otherwise, very good condition. (RAB-6-11) (ID #18216) $60.00.

RAB-12-18-franck.jpg (2006549 bytes) 30. • Franck, Adolphe. THE KABBALAH; OR, THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY OF THE HEBREWS. New York, Kabbalah Pub. Co. 1926. Cloth. 8vo. 326 pages. SUBJECT (S): Cabala. Good condition; bottom edges a little worn, bookplate inside front cover. (RAB-12-18) (ID #18269) $20.00. See item above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-12-14-glotzer.jpg (1504994 bytes) 31. • Glotzer, Leonard R. THE FUNDAMENTALS OF JEWISH MYSTICISM: THE BOOK OF CREATION AND ITS COMMENTARIES. Northvale, N. J.: J. Aronson., 1992. Cloth. 8vo. Xxxiv, 258 pages. SUBJECT (S): Cabala – history; Mysticism – Judaism – history. Very good condition; with dust jacket. (RAB-12-14) (ID #18265) $30.00.

 

 

 

32. • Greenup, A. W. ; Moses Ben Shem Tov, De Leon. SEFER SHEKEL HA-KODESH. THE SHEKEL-HAK-KODESH. Yerushalayim: No Publisher. 1968. Cloth. 8vo. 135 pages. In Hebrew. Facsimile reprint from 1911 edition. SUBJECT (S): Cabala; Mysticism -- Judaism. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Good condition. (RAB-11-5) (ID #18222) $60.00.

RAB-4-6-jacobs.jpg (95686 bytes) 33. • Jacobs, Louis. HASIDIC PRAYER. New York: Schocken. 1973. Cloth. 12mo. Ix, 195 pages. First edition, second printing. Series: The Littman library of Jewish civilization. Includes bibliography pages 183-86, notes, and index. SUBJECT (S): Prayer -- Judaism. Hasidism. First English-language study of the methods of prayer of the Hasidic community which was founded by the Bal Shem Tov in Central Europe in the eighteenth century. Jacobs was lecturer in Talmud at Leo Baeck College, London. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-4-6) (ID #18192) $24.00.

 

 

 

RAB-12-11-krakovsky.jpg (1624082 bytes) 34. • Krakovsky, Levi Isaac. KABBALAH, THE LIGHT OF REDEMPTION. Brooklyn, Kabbalah Foundation. 1950. Cloth. 8vo. 264 pages. SUBJECT (S): Cabala. Good condition; writing on fly leaf, occasional pencil underlining. (RAB-12-11) (ID #18262) $20.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-12-3.jpg (916677 bytes) 35. • Lenaine, Lazare. LA SCIENCE CABALISTIQUE; OU, L'ART DE CONNAÎTRE LES BONS GÉNIES QUI INFLUENT SUR LA DESTINÉE DES HOMMES... AMIENS, L'AUTEUR, 1823. Paris, Libraire DU Merveilleux. 1909. Cloth. 12mo. Vij, 153 pages. In French. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Library of Congress, Cleveland Public, Wellcome Library). Good condition; ex library, (RAB-12-3) (ID #18256) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

RAB-12-12-luria.jpg (2000176 bytes) 36. • Luria, Isaac Ben Solomon. TALMUD `ESER HA-SEFIROT. Ramat Gan: Universitat Bar-ilan. 1943. Cloth. 8vo. 95 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Cabala. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Good condition; some wear and marks on covers, loose binding, front hinge starting to split. (RAB-12-12) (ID #18263) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-12-13-luzzatto.jpg (1480476 bytes) 37. • Luzzatto, Moshe Hayyim. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF THE KABBALAH. New York, Press OF The Research Centre of Kabbalah. 1970. Cloth. 8vo. Xxxv, 232 pages. SUBJECT (S): Cabala. Good condition; ex library with sticker on spine and minimal markings. (RAB-12-13) (ID #18264) $35.00.

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-6-1-mahler.JPG (117529 bytes) 38. • Mahler, Raphael. HASIDISM AND THE JEWISH ENLIGHTENMENT: THEIR CONFRONTATION IN GALICIA AND POLAND IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society OF America. 1985. Cloth. 8vo. Xvii, 411 pages. First edition. Note (s): Translation of: ha-Hasidut veha-Haskalah. Part 1 originally in Yiddish; part 2 originally in Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism -- Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- History -- 19th century. Hasidism -- Poland -- History -- 19th century. Haskalah -- Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) -- History -- 19th century. Haskalah -- Poland -- History -- 19th century. Chassidisme. Haskala. Mahler was a Polish-born Zionist and scholar, author of some 600 publications. He used a great deal of archival material for this study, much of which was subsequently destroyed by the Nazis. Excellent condition in very good mylared dust jacket. (RAB-6-1) (ID #18206) $20.00.


 

 

SPAN-5-1-muniz.jpg (1183009 bytes) 39. • Muñiz-Huberman, Angelina. LAS RAÍCES Y LAS RAMAS: FUENTES Y DERIVACIONES DE LA CÁBALA HISPANOHEBREA. México: Fondo DE Cultura Económica. 1993. Paperback. 12mo. 230 pages. In Spanish. SUBJECT (S): Spanish language; Cabala – history; Judaismo; Christianismo y otras religiones -- Judaismo. Fine condition. (SPAN-5-1) (ID #18307) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-4-3-scharfstein.jpg (35408 bytes) 40. • Scharfstein, Ben-Ami. MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 1973. Cloth. 8vo. 195 pages. Gilt titles. Contents: On the understanding of the mystical experience -- The superlative states of mysticism -- Personal and pragmatic defences of mysticism -- Logical and metaphysical defences of mysticism -- Everyday mysticism -- Creators' mysticism -- Mystical techniques -- Freud's psychoanalysis and Patanjali's yoga -- Psychotic mysticism -- Eleven quintessences of the mystic state. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S): Mysticism. Philosophy, Comparative. Experience. Mystiek. Ex-library. Very good condition. (RAB-4-3) (ID #18189) $20.00.

41. • Schochet, Jacob Immanuel. Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov; a Monograph on the Life and Teachings of the Founder of Chassidism. Toronto: Lieberman’s Pub. House, 1961. Cloth. 8vo. 173 pages. Contains illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Chassidisme. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-library with usual markings. Slight bumping to edges and corners. In Good condition. (SEF-2-8). (ID #17857) $45.00.

RAB-6-7-scholem.jpg (236326 bytes) 42. • Scholem, Gershom, Et Al. STUDIES IN MYSTICISM AND RELIGION. MEHKARIM BA-KABALAH UVE-TOLDOT HA-DATOT. Jerusalem: Magnes Press. 1967. Cloth. Large 8vo. 387, 235 pages. First edition. Frontispiece tipped-in photograph of Scholem. In English and Hebrew. Presented to Gershom G. Scholem on his Seventieth Birthday by Pupils Colleagues and Friends. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S): Religion. Mysticism. Mysticism -- Judaism. Religion. Mysticisme. Mysticisme -- Judaïsme. Scholem is one of the towering figures of modern Jewish scholarship. This volume contains 16 essays in English, 5 in German, 4 in French, and 12 in Hebrew by distinguished scholars from all over the world, plus a bibliography of Scholem’s works. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-6-7) (ID #18212) $75.00.

RAB-6-6-scholem.JPG (33491 bytes) 43. • Scholem, Gershom. KABBALAH. New York: Quadrangle/new York Times Book Co. 1974. Cloth. 8vo. 492 pages. First edition. Frontispiece illustration. Illustrated with facsimiles. Series: Library of Jewish knowledge. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S): Cabala -- History and criticism. Scholem is one of the towering figures of modern Jewish scholarship. This volume is a summary of his life’s studies, which are classics in the field. Photograph of the author on dust jacket. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-6-6) (ID #18211) $29.00.

 

 

 

 

RAB-6-8-scholem.jpg (219716 bytes) 44. • Scholem, Gershom. SABBATAI SEVI: THE MYSTICAL MESSIAH, 1626-1676. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press., 1975. Cloth. Large 8vo. Xxvii, 1000 pages. First edition, second printing. Translated from the Hebrew by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky, with notes and corrections. Original title Shabbatai Sevi veha-tenu`ah ha-shabbetha ith bi-yemei hayyav. Frontispiece portrait of Sabbatai Sevi. Illustrated with 13 leaves of plates. Series: Bollingen series, 93. Includes index. Bibliography: pages [931]-956. SUBJECT (S): Religion. Mysticism. Mysticism -- Judaism. Religion. Mysticisme. Mysticisme -- Judaïsme. Scholem is one of the towering figures of modern Jewish scholarship. This volume is the “massive keystone” of his prodigious oeuvre. Shabbateanism was the largest and most momentous messianic movement in Jewish history subsequent to the destruction of the Temple and the Bar Kokhba Revolt. Excellent condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-6-8) (ID #18213) $50.00.

45. • Shiloah, Amnon; Tene, Ruth. MUSIC SUBJECTS IN THE ZOHAR TEXTS AND INDICES. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1977. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 155 pages. In Hebrew with English introduction. Amnon Shiloah is musicologist. Born in Argentina of a family from Syria, Shiloah settled in Palestine in 1941, and studied Arabic language and literature at the Hebrew University, and musicology at the Sorbonne, where he obtained his doctorate in 1963. His fields of research are the musical history and ethnomusicology of the Arabic Near East, and the traditions of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean Jewish communities. His writings include studies of medieval music treatises published in Yuval (vols. 1–2, 1968–71) , and the article on Arab music in the Encyclopedia Britannica. His writings include studies on Jewish and Arab music in the Middle Ages. His publications include Characteristiques de l'Art Vocal Arabe du Moyen-Age (1963) ; Epistle, on music by the "Brothers of Purity" (second half of tenth century) , translation and commentary (1965–66) ; La Perfection des Connaissances Musicales, a treatise by Hasan Al-Katib, an Arabic scholar of the 11th century, translation and commentary (1972) ; studies published in Yuval, I and II; and the article on "Arab Music" in the Encyclopedia Britannica. (EJ [Uri (Erich) Toeplitz/Yohanan Boehm/Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica]) SUBJECT(S): Jews – music. Ex-library with usual markings. Very slight bumping to top of back cover and minor creasing to bottom right corner. In Good condition. (SEF-2-7). (ID #17856) $50.00.

RAB-12-2-silverstone.jpg (2240197 bytes) 46. • Silverstone, Abraham. MI-MA`AYNE HA-HASIDUT: MIDOT U-MO`ADIM. New York: Keneset Ha-rabanim Be-amerika. 1957. Cloth. 8vo. 202 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hasidism; Festivals. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Good condition; slightly edgeworn. (RAB-12-2) (ID #18255) $30.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-11-4.jpg (2101304 bytes) 47. • SOD HABERIT: AN ANNOTATED ELUCIDATION AND COMMENTARY ON THE ZOHAR READ ON THE EVE OF THE BERIT MILAH. Rehovat Hanahar. 2002. Cloth. 4to. 193 pages. In English and Hebrew. A compilation of the sections of the Zohar meant to be learned the night before a Bris is to occur, along with an English translation and a short commentary. At the back of the book is a compendium of sources about the importance and necessity of the learning of Sod in the final generation. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (RAB-11-4) (ID #18232) $25.00.

 

 

 

RAB-4-12-taubenhaus.jpg (152363 bytes) 48. • Taubenhaus, Ephraim. BI-NETIV HA-YAHID: HAYE HOLEM VE-LOHEM BE-`IR HA-MEKUBALIM. Haifa: Metzuda. 1959. Cloth. 8vo. 405, xxix pages. First edition. Gilt titles. In Hebrew. Illustrated with photographic plates. Added title page in English on verso. Title in English One Man’s Way: A Dreamer and Fighter in the City of the Kabbalists. With a preface in English by Nahum Slouschz. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Inscription on flyleaf. Cover scuffed and worn; one corner rubbed; edges soiled. Good condition. (RAB-4-12) (ID #18198) $75.00.

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-12-1.jpg (1729670 bytes) 49. • Valakh, Shalom Meir Ben Mordekhai. A CHASSIDIC JOURNEY: THE POLISH CHASSIDIC DYNASTIES OF LUBLIN, LELOV, NIKOLSBURG AND BOSTON. Jerusalem ; New York: Feldheim. 2002. Cloth. 8vo. 268 pages. SUBJECT (S): Hasidsim Poland; Hasidism Massachusetts Boston; Rabbis genealogy. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Very good condition; with dust jacket. (RAB-12-1) (ID #18254) $20.00.

 

 

 

 

RAB-6-4-weiss.jpg (129465 bytes) 50. • Weiss, Joseph. edited by David Goldstein. STUDIES IN EASTERN EUROPEAN JEWISH MYSTICISM. Oxford And New York: Published For The Littman Library BY Oxford University Press. 1985. Cloth. 8vo. Viii, 272 pages. Gilt on spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Bibliography and index. Series: The Littman library of Jewish civilization. SUBJECT (S): Hasidism -- History. Chassidisme. Joseph Weiss was one of the greatest scholars and interpreters of Hasidism. This volume is a collection of sixteen studies, eight of them previously unpublished, on Hasidism. Photograph of the author on dust jacket. Excellent condition in excellent dust jacket. (RAB-6-4) (ID #18209) $25.00.

 

 

 


RAB-12-7-zeitlin.jpg (2107604 bytes) 51. • Zeitlin, Hillel. ARAYNFIR IN HSIDES UN DER VEG FUN HABAD. New York: Matones. 1957. Cloth. 8vo. 288 pages. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S): Yiddish language; Hasidism; Habad. SERIES: Gezamlte verk / fun Hllel Zeitlin , 2; Variation: Zeitlin, Hillel, ; 1871-1942.; Works. ; 1957, 2. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Zeitlin (1871–1942) was born in Korma, Belorussia, and received the education of a Habad Hasid; self-taught in secular studies he became troubled by matters of religion and faith. Zeitlin was disappointed by secular culture and longed for celestial beauty. Out of profound reflection on the fate of the Jew, he returned to religion and came close to Orthodox Judaism, to whose literature he gave a new character. From 1906 he worked for Haynt and Der Moment, writing for 36 years on both minor topics and serious ones. From 1914 he immersed himself in mysticism and published "visions" in Ha-Tekufaha. In "Al Gevul Shenei Olamot" (Ha-Tekufah, 4 (1919) , 501–45) he discusses "the origins of mysticism in Israel" on the hypothesis that Judaism is mystical and not rational, concluding, against most scholarly opinions, that Moses de Leon was merely the final editor of the Zohar, who set forth the teaching of the Zohar in its four subjects—the human body, the soul, the spheres, the Divine—and not the original author. Zeitlin translated the Zohar into Hebrew and wrote a commentary on it, of which only the introduction was published. He became active in the cause of propagating Judaism, publishing Der Alef-Beys funem Yudentum ("The Alphabet of Judaism, " 1922) , in which he establishes a Jewish outlook on the world against a scientific background, as well as books on Hasidism, on R. Nahman of Bratslav, and on Habad. During his last years, when he foresaw the Holocaust, he called for repentance with enormous fervor—in pamphlets, in speeches, and in organizing special groups of mekhuvvanim ("purposeful ones"). Once more despairing, he gave expression to his loneliness in the book containing his last confession, Demamah ve-Kol (1936). Zeitlin died a martyr's death, garbed in tallit and tefillin, on the way to Treblinka on the eve of Rosh Ha-Shanah. (EJ) Good condition; ex-library with bookplate and usual markings, wear on corners and spine, sticker paste on spine. (RAB-12-7) (ID #18258) $25.00.


KARAISM

RAB-12-8-davidson.jpg (1644776 bytes) 52. • Davidson, Israel. SAADIA'S POLEMIC AGAINST HIWI AL-BALKHI: A FRAGMENT ED. FROM A GENIZAH MS. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary OF America. 1915. Cloth. 1st edition. 8vo. 104 pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Karaites controversial literature; Philosophy Jewish; Cairo Genizah; Hiwi al-Balhi, 9th century. Davidson (1870–1939) was a scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. “He was born in Yonava, Lithuania…In 1888, after a few years' study at Slobodka yeshivah, he emigrated to the United States…. After completing his studies at Columbia University, he was director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and chaplain at the Sing Sing prison. In 1905 he began teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and in 1915 was appointed professor of medieval Hebrew literature. Among the most important works are…Saadia's Polemic against Hiwi al-Balkhi (1915) ” and numerous others. (Habermann, EJ) Good condition; marginalia, bumped corners, edgeworn, spots on cover. Inscribed by Kaplan. (RAB-12-8) (ID #18259) $100.00. 


JEWISH-MUSLIM CONVERGENCE


53. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. JUDAISM IN ISLAM, BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE KORAN AND ITS COMMENTARIES. New York, 1954. Cloth. 8vo. 265 pages. Katsh, who was born in Indura, Poland, was the son of Reuben Katz, later chief rabbi of Petah Tikvah. In 1967, he was elected president of Dropsie College (later University). During visits to the Soviet Union, Hungary, and Poland in 1954 and 1958 he obtained microfilms of Hebrew manuscripts in Leningrad and Moscow. He published a number of essays on Hebrew and Jewish studies in U. S. Universities. In 1957 he founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities. Among Katsh's books are Judaism in Islam (1954; reprinted in 1962 under the title Judaism and the Koran, 1957). He edited an anthology, Bar Mitzvah, Illustrated (1955) , and the Warsaw ghetto diary by C. A. Kaplan, Scroll of Agony (1965). Among his other works are Torat ha-Yahasut shel Einstein ("Einstein's Theory of Relativity, " 1936) and Ginzei Mishnah (1970). (EJ Editorial staff) SUBJECT(S): Islam - Relations - Judaism; Judaism - Relations – Islam. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Slight bumping to edges. Text on cover is fading. Fraying to top and cover of spine. Sticker with previous owner’s name on front endpaper. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-3-5). (ID #17865) $50.00. 

JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS & ANTISEMITISM

54. • 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 #12759) $15.00.

55. • Browe, Peter, S. J. DIE JUDENMISSION IM MITTELALTER UND DIE PÄPSTE. Roma, Libreria S. A. L. E. R. Rapprese, 1942. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Pages browning but not brittle, light wear, Good+ Condition; 8vo; 325 pages; Fascist-era publication by the Pontifica Universitate Gregoriana from the series "Miscellanea Historiae Pontificae. " Guido Kisch's copy (ID #2000) $60.00.

56. • 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.

57. • Friedlaender, Dr. M. H. ZUR GESCHICHTE DER BLUTBESCHULDIGUNGEN GEGEN DIE JUDEN IM MITTELALTER UND IN DER NEUZEIT (1171-1882). Frankfurt AM Main, H. L. Broenner's Druckerei, 1883. Paper wrappers, Spine tape-repaired, rear cover detached. Internally clean; 8vo; 32 pages; "Separat-Abdruck aus Dr. U. Bruell's 'Populaer-wissenschaftlich en Monatsblaetter. '" Dr. Max Freudenthal's copy, with his name-stamp on front cover. Later owned by Dr. Guido Kisch (GERO-1) (ID #1921) $50.00.

58. • (Germany) Landau, Sol. CHRISTIAN-JEWISH RELATIONS: A NEW ERA IN GERMANY AS A RESULT OF THE FIRST CRUSADE. New York, Pageant Press, 1959. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo; 78 pages. 1st edition. Very Good Condition, worn jacket. (ger-12-32-dw) (ID #2136) $40.00.


HOLOCAUST

59. • Dirksen, A H. TALMUD AND ANTI-SEMITISM. Ecclesiastical Review, 1939. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 14 pages. Holocaust era. Reprinted from January 1939 issue as separate entity with new pagination. SUBJECT (S): Antisemitism. Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Florida, Yeshiva, Balch, Cape Town). Very good condition. (P-2-25) (ID #17486) $40.00. 


MODERN LEGAL CODES

60. • Kahana, K. THE CASE FOR JEWISH CIVIL LAW IN THE JEWISH STATE. London, Soncino Press, 1960. Cloth, Very Good Condition in Good Jacket; 8vo; 120 pages; (rab-3-9) (ID #17663) $40.00. 

61. • Silberg, Moshe; Wiener, Marvin S. TALMUDIC LAW AND THE MODERN STATE. The Burning Bush Press, New York: 1973. Hardcover. Very good condition. Assesses legal norms in the Talmud in terms of their relevance for dealing with the problems of the modern state. It touches on areas where talmudic law needs supplementation in thelight of new juridical experience. Translated from the Hebrew by Ben Zion Bokser. Includes an Index. ISBN: 0838131123 (ID #12530) $50.00. 

RAB-12-4-stern.jpg (2051375 bytes) 62. • Stern, Tibor H. HUKAT `OLAM: BEURIM, HOSAFOT U-FERUSHIM LI-TEHUKAT MEDINAT YISRAEL... `AL PI HA-TORAH VE-HAZAL, COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. New York: Twersky Brothers. 1950. Cloth. 8vo. 350 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Israel constitutional law. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Good condition; bumped corners, some pages dog-eared. (RAB-12-4/5) (ID #18257) $150.00. 


 

GENERAL RABBINICS & MEDIEVAL HISTORY

63. • 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. (ID #7967) $75.00.

RAB-7-9-maimonides.jpg (172262 bytes)63A. • Abraham Ben Moses Ben Maimon and Samuel Rosenblatt, editor and translator. THE HIGH WAYS TO PERFECTION OF ABRAHAM MAIMONIDES, VOL. II ONLY [OF 2]. Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins Press., 1938. Cloth., 4to. Viii, I, 441 pages. First thus. Volume II of a 2-volume set. In English and Judeo-Arabic on facing pages. Notes and index. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Stamped “Philip Birnbaum” on title page. Birnbaum was a Polish-born author and translator whose siddur was for many years the standard prayer book for most Orthodox congregations. Corners bumped; bit of soil and darkening. Very good condition. (RAB-7-9)  (ID #18422) $100.00.

 


64. • Agus, Irving A. URBAN CIVILIZATION IN PRE-CRUSADE EUROPE: A STUDY OF ORGANIZED TOWN-LIFE IN NORTHWESTERN EUROPE DURING THE TENTH AND ELEVENTH CENTURIES BASED ON THE RESPONSA LITERATURE. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. New York, Yeshiva University Press, 1965. 419 pages. Tear to top of spine of vol 1, with crease to rear board. Otherwise a beautiful set of this classic. (Rab-5-7) (ID #18156) $125.00.

RAB-11-7-baer.jpg (1096765 bytes) 65. • (Agus, Jacob) Baer, Yitzhak. YISRAEL BA-`AMIM: `IYUNIM BE-TOLDOT YEME HA-BAYIT HA-SHENI U-TEKUFAT HA-MISHNAH UVI-YESODOT HA-HALAKHAH VEHA-EMUNAH. Yerushalayim: Mosad Byalik. 1955. Quarter cloth. 8vo. 144 pages. In Hebrew. Jacob Agus’ copy, with his ownership stamp and margin notes throughout. Baer (1888–1980) was born in Halberstadt, “where he obtained a thorough Jewish education, Baer studied philosophy, classical philology, and history (the latter under Heinrich Finke) at the universities of Berlin, Strasbourg, and Freiburg. From 1919 Baer was research associate of the Akademie fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin, under whose auspices he went twice to Spain (1925–26) to collect archival source material on the history of the Jews in Christian Spain. In 1928 he was appointed lecturer and in 1930 professor of medieval Jewish history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1932 to 1945 he was professor of general medieval history, and served from 1930 to 1959 as head of the university's department of Jewish history. He was one of the 20 founding members of the Israel Academy of Sciences. Baer believed that the essential features of Jewish communal organization were already set during the early generations of the Second Temple period and that these forms of organization were a product of the religious and national experiences of the people, and not that the Diaspora gave birth to them, although there were changes reflecting special conditions of time and place. Baer also investigated the spiritual and religious world of the Jewish people from the Second Temple period and the Middle Ages. Among his studies in this area is Yisrael ba-Ammim (1955). According to Baer the driving force of Jewish history lies in the continuing socioreligious activity of groups of pious and practical men of faith who aimed at perfecting the world. They succeeded in influencing the active elements among the people, with their beliefs and teachings, maintaining close ties with the non-Jewish world, and participating in its religiocultural and socioethical development”(Dinur, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jews – history – 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Good condition; some wear on spine; (RAB-11-7) (ID #18235) $40.00.

RAB-4-2-aripul.jpg (59735 bytes) 66. • Aripul, Samuel, and Peretz Tishby. SEFER SAR SHALOM: PERUSH LE-SHIR HA-SHIRIM: TSEFAT 339. Jerusalem: Jnul Press And New York: Arno Press. 1977. Cloth. 8vo. 192 pages. In Hebrew. Silver titles. Series: Bikure ha-defus ha-`Ivri be-Erets-Yisrael 3. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon -- Commentaries. Facsimile edition. One of 550 copies issued. Rabbi Aripul (1540? - after 1586) was a rabbinic scholar and one of the greatest preachers of the 16th century. He was probably born in Salonika and he published works in Constantinopole, Venice and Safed. This work is representative of 16th century messianic Safed. It attempts to document messianic references in the Song of Songs and pinpoints the expected date of the coming of the Messiah. Imporant historical information about 16th century Safed can be gleaned from its pages. Ex-library. Very good condition. (RAB-4-2) (ID #18188) $100.00.

67. • Ashkenazi, Mosheh Yitshak ben Shemuel [aka Tedeschi (Tedesco), Moses Isaac Ben Samuel] (1821-1898). MUSAR MELAKHIM: MAN MALKHE RABANAN : LEKET MAAMRE MUSAR Padovah [Padua]: Defus Frantsisko Sakito, 1877-7. Cloth, 8vo, 195 pages. 21 cm. In Hebrew. “Tedeschi was a “translator, and teacher. Tedeschi was born in Trieste. He engaged in teaching most of his life except for a short period (1861) when he served as a rabbi of Spoleto. During his 34 years as a teacher he compiled his Ho'il Moshe, consisting of expositions of most of the books of the Bible (published between 1870 and 1892)…..He also published Musar Melakhim (1878), ethical sermons based upon the tractate, Avot…” (Yehoshua Horowitz in EJ). “Asaftim ve-tikantim u-hibartim mi-pi sofrim ve-sofrim, ani Mosheh Yitshak b. k. R. Shemuel Ashkenazi le-darsham be-rabim ...Kos tanḥumim; leḳeṭ derushim ḳeṭanim la-darshan be-vet ha-avel.” SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot -- Homiletical use. Jewish ethics. Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Homiletical illustrations, Jewish. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Princeton, Stanford, NYPL). Dampstains to page margins, some warping to boards, paper browning but solid, no chipping, etc. Good condition thus. (heb-1-30-dw) $150.00

68. • Baeumker, Clemens. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER PHILOSOPHIE UND THEOLOGIE DES MITTELALTERS. 1913. Paper Wrappers, Münster, Aschendorff'sche Buchhandlung, 1913. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 140 pages. Serial publication: Monographic series 1891-. In German. Series: Texte und Untersuchungen: Band XI Heft 5. Jewish & other. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, Medieval; Theology - Early works to 1800; Theology - History - Middle Ages, 600-1500. Archival hardcover binding. Slight bumping to edges and top of bottom of spine. Some creasing to cover of pamphlet. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (GERA-12-19). (ID #17795) $40.00.

69. • 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.

70. • Ben Joseph, Sa'adia; Baron, Sally. SAADIA AL-FAJJÛMI'S ARABISCHE PSALMENÜBERSETZUNG UND COMMENTAR. (PSALM 50-72.): NACH EINER MÜNCHENER UND EINER BERLINER HANDSCHRIFT HERAUSGEGEBEN, ÜBERSETZT UND MIT ANMERKUNGEN VERSEHEN. . 1900. Lacks outer binding, Berlin: H. Itzkowski, , 1900. 8vo. 83, xxix pages. In German and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Psalms - Commentaries. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Yale Univ Libr, Center for Res Libr, Wayne State Univ, Cornell Univ, Lutheran Theol Seminary). Cover and outerbinding are missing. Some chipping and bumping to edges. Tear to right side of title page. Text is undamaged and clean. In Very Good condition. (GERA-12-18). (ID #17794) $100.00.

71. • Ben-Avigdor, Abraham Leib Schalkowitz. DIE GESCHWISTER: ERZÄHLUNG AUS DEM 15. JAHRHUNDERT. Prague: Jacob B. Brandeis. 1896. Paper Wrappers. 16mo. 176 pages. In German. Series: Jüdische Universalbibliothek, 36. Ben-Avigdor was a 14th-century French physician, translator, and writer. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Amsterdam). Pages dark. Very good condition. (GER-12-9) (ID #17755) $150.00.

72. • Ben-Avigdor, Abraham Leib Schalkowitz; and Benjamin Segel. JÜDINNEN: 2 NOVELLEN. Prague: Jacob B. Brandeis. 1897. Paper Wrappers. 16mo. 111 pages. In German. Series: Jüdische Universalbibliothek, 54. Contents: 1. Rabbi Schiphrah. 2. Leah. "Autorisierte Uebersetzung aus dem Hebräischen von Binjamin Segal. " Ben-Avigdor was a 14th-century French physician, translator, and writer. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Amsterdam, Michigan State). Pages dark. 1/2" tear on bottom edge of some pages. Very good condition. (GER-12-7) (ID #17753) $135.00.

RAB-12-16.jpg (1826439 bytes) 73. • Benvenisti, Meron. MIVTSERE HA-TSALBANIM BI-MEDINAT YISRAEL: TEURAM VE-TOLDOTEHEM. Jerusalem: Kiryat Sefer. 1970. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 120 pages. In Hebrew. Castles from the period of the Crusades in Israel. SUBJECT (S): Castles – Israel. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Good condition; small tear on cover, some wear on spine. (RAB-12-16) (ID #18267) $75.00.

74. • Bergel, Joseph. STUDIEN ÜBER DIE NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN KENNTNISSE DER TALMUDISTEN. Leipzig: Wilhelm Friedrich, 1880. Cloth; 8vo. 102 pages. First edition. In German. Bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S): Talmud. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dampstained; cover warped and peeled. Title page is soiled; first three leaves have 3" tear. Leaves wrinkled with some staining. Text in good condition. (AMR-9-11) (ID #17554) $125.00.

75. • 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-11-10-blau.jpg (1864123 bytes) 76. • Blau, Joshua; Doron, David. MASORET VE-SHINUI BA-TARBUT HA-`ARVIT-HA-YEHUDIT SHEL YEME-HA-BENAYIM: DIVRE HA-VE`IDAH HA-SHISHIT SHEL HA-HEVRAH LE-HEKER HA-TARBUT HA-`ARVIT-HA-YEHUDIT SHEL YEME-HA-BENAYIM. Ramat-gan: Universitat Bar-ilan. 2000. Cloth. 8vo. 262, xix pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Judeo-Arabic literature – history and criticism – congresses; Judaism – history – medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 – congresses; Civilization, medieval – Jewish influences – congresses. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Very good condition; slight wear on covers. (RAB-11-10) (ID #18239) $40.00.

 

77. • 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.

78. • Bloch, Moses.DIE VORMUNDSCHAFT NACH MOSAISCH-TALMUDISCHEM RICHTE. Budapest, Druck von A. Alkalay Pressburg. 1904. 8vo. 51 pages. In German. SUBJECT(S): Guardian and ward (Jewish law). OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Lacks outer binding, otherwise Good condition (MX-4-22). $50.00

79. • Bookstaber, Philip David. THE IDEA OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUL IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHY. Philadelphia: Maurice Jacobs, Inc. 1950. Cloth, 8vo, 104 pages, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-library with usual marks. Good condition (rab-5-10dw) (ID #13078) $25.00.

80. • Bookstaber, Philip David. THE IDEA OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOUL IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHY. Philadelphia: Maurice Jacobs, Inc. 1950. Cloth, 8vo, 104 pages, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Very Good Condition. (rab-5-11dw) (ID #18157) $30.00.

RAB-11-19.jpg (1250683 bytes) 81. • Bór Hatorah. ABSOLUTE STANDARDS IN A WORLD OF RELATIVITY: EXTRACTS FROM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL B'OR HA'TORAH CONFERENCE. London: London Friends OF Shamir. 1987. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 39 pages. SUBJECT (S): Orthodox Judaism; Judaism -- 20th century. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Good condition. (RAB-11-19) (ID #18248) $35.00.

 

 

 


RAB-11-8-braude.jpg (1717982 bytes) 82. • Braude, William G. PESIKTA RABBATI; DISCOURSES FOR FEASTS, FASTS, AND SPECIAL SABBATHS: VOLUME I. New Haven, Yale University Press. 1968. Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 510 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- doctrines. SERIES: Yale Judaica series, ; v. 18; Braude (1907–1988) was born in Telz, Lithuania, and “was taken to the United States in 1920. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 1931. After a year in Rockford, Illinois, he served as rabbi of Temple Beth El, Providence, Rhode Island, from 1932. Rabbi Braude was one of the leaders of the right wing within the Reform movement and advocated a return to traditional practices and became known as one of the leading students of rabbinics in the Reform movement. He was a leading supporter of the Hebrew day school concept, reintroduced the head covering at his services, and argued for respect of the dietary laws and other observances. In 1965 he participated in the civil rights demonstration led by Martin Luther King in Montgomery, Alabama. A member of various scholarly bodies, he also served on many civic agencies, and has lectured widely. His translation with critical notes of the Pesikta Rabbati (1968) represents an important contribution to the study of midrashic literature and is based on manuscripts and early printed editions”(EJ). Very good condition. (RAB-11-8) (ID #18236) $140.00.


RAB-11-20-braude.jpg (1717982 bytes) 83. • Braude, William G. PESIKTA RABBATI; DISCOURSES FOR FEASTS, FASTS, AND SPECIAL SABBATHS: VOLUME II. New Haven, Yale University Press. 1968. Cloth. 8vo. Vii, 511- pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- doctrines. SERIES: Yale Judaica series, ; v. 18; Braude (1907–1988) was born in Telz, Lithuania, and “was taken to the United States in 1920. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 1931. After a year in Rockford, Illinois, he served as rabbi of Temple Beth El, Providence, Rhode Island, from 1932. Rabbi Braude was one of the leaders of the right wing within the Reform movement and advocated a return to traditional practices and became known as one of the leading students of rabbinics in the Reform movement. He was a leading supporter of the Hebrew day school concept, reintroduced the head covering at his services, and argued for respect of the dietary laws and other observances. In 1965 he participated in the civil rights demonstration led by Martin Luther King in Montgomery, Alabama. A member of various scholarly bodies, he also served on many civic agencies, and has lectured widely. His translation with critical notes of the Pesikta Rabbati (1968) represents an important contribution to the study of midrashic literature and is based on manuscripts and early printed editions”(EJ). Very good condition. (RAB-11-20) (ID #18237) $75.00.

 

RAB-7-8-buber.jpg (234172 bytes)83A. • Buber, Salomon. PESIKTA: VE-HI AGADAT ERETS YISRAEL, MEYUHESET LE-RAV KAHANA...YATSAH...LA-OR...`AL PI KETAV YAD HA-NIMTSA BI-TSEFAT.... Lyck: Hevrat Mekitse Nirdamim., 1868. Cloth., 8vo. Xix pages, 207 leaves. Half leather; marbled boards; spattered edges. First edition. Series: Sefarim ha-yotsim la-or be-fa`am rishonah `al yede Hevrat mekitse nirdamim. In Hebrew. Title on added title page: Pesikta, die älteste Hagada, redigirt in Palästina, von Rab Kahana. Buber was a Galician scholar and prolific author and editor. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Some marginalia in pencil. Stamped “Rev. Dr. Aaron J. Messing Chicago” on title page. Messing was rabbi at B’nai Sholom Temple Israel for many years in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Also stamped “Private library of H. S. Linfield” on title page. Linfield was a demographer of Jewish populations. Backstrip not present; one board detached but present. Usual age staining. Binding tight; interior in very good condition. (RAB-7-8)  (ID #18421) $175.00.

 



MX-5-9-buber.jpg (2273321 bytes) 84. • Buber, Salomon. SEFER HA-ORAH: KOLEL PISKE DINIM VE-HALAKHOT MEYUHAS LE-RABENU SHELOMOH B. R. YITSHAK... HA-NODABA-SHEM RASHI. Lemberg: Verlag Des Verfassers. Druck Von E. Salat. 1905. Half leather. 8vo. 231 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Salomo ben Isaac, 1040-1105. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Good condition, hinges repaired, most of leather missing from spine, foxing. (MX-5-9) (ID #18350) $125.00.

 

 

 

 

RAB-7-6-buber.jpg (119879 bytes)84A. • Buber, Salomon. SIFRE DE-AGADETA: `AL MEGILAT ESTER.... Jerusalem., 1963. Cloth., 8vo. Xiv, 112 pages. Reprint of the 1886 Vilna edition. In Hebrew. Reprint of the original title page in German follows the Hebrew: Sammlung agadischer Commentare zum Buche Ester. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Esther -- Commentaries. Buber was a Galician scholar and prolific author and editor. The Book of Esther is one of many Midrashic works Buber edited. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-7-6) (ID #18419) $60.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-4-15-cohen.jpg (313510 bytes) 85. • Cohen, Boaz. LAW AND TRADITION IN JUDAISM. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary OF America. 1959. Cloth. 8vo. 243 pages. First edition. Gilt titles. Includes notes and appendix. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Jewish law -- Philosophy. Jewish law -- Interpretation and construction. Conservative Judaism. Jodendom. Wet (gebod Gods) Traditie. Cohen was a rabbinic scholar and professor at JTS. “Cohen's main scholarly activity lay in the field of comparative law, his principal works being Law and Tradition in Judaism (1959) and Jewish and Roman Law (2 vols. 1960). His work reveals a mastery of the relevant literature and the ancient languages. ” (EJ) Spine bumped. Bit of soil. Very good condition. (RAB-4-15) (ID #18201) $30.00.

86. • 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.

87. • 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-4-17-dunlop.jpg (79507 bytes) 88. • Dunlop, Douglas M. H. M. BARATZ AND HIS VIEW OF KHAZAR INFLUENCE ON THE EARLIEST RUSSIAN LITERATURE, JURIDICAL AND HISTORICAL. Jerusalem: American Academy For Jewish Research. 1975. Wrappers. 8vo. 345-367 pages. Reprinted from Salo Whittmayer Barron Jubilee Volume. Includes bibliographic notes. Inscribed “Alfred H. Howell” on cover. Howell was a Princeton graduate who endowed a chair in history and archaeology at the American University of Beirut. Sunned. Very good condition. (RAB-4-17) (ID #18203) $35.00.

 

 

 

 

RAB-12-10-efros.jpg (1924571 bytes) 89. • Efros, Israel. PHILOSOPHICAL TERMS IN THE MOREH NEBUKIM. New York: Columbia University Press. 1924. Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 157 pages. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy terminology. Efros (1891– 1981) was born in Ostrog, the Ukraine; “he went to the United States in 1905. He served for a time as rabbi and in 1918 founded the Baltimore Hebrew College and the Teachers Training School. He was professor of Hebrew at Johns Hopkins University (1917–28) , Buffalo University (1929–41) , and Hunter College, N. Y. C. (1941–1955) ; in 1945 he was appointed professor of Jewish philosophy and modern Hebrew literature at Dropsie College, Philadelphia. Efros served as president of the Histadrut Ivrit of America (1938–39). He settled in Israel in 1955 and served as rector of Tel Aviv University. In 1960 he was elected honorary president of the University. His works on Jewish philosophy include The Problem of Space in Jewish Medieval Philosophy (1917) ; Philosophical Terms in the Moreh Nebukim (1924) ; Ha-Pilosofyah ha-Yehudit ha-Attikah (1959) ; and studies on Saadiah Gaon and Abraham b. Hiyya. ”(EJ) Good condition; previous owner's name on fly leaf, some signatures loose. (RAB-12-10) (ID #18261) $30.00.


RAB-11-3-federbusch.jpg (1313682 bytes) 90. • Federbusch, Simon. HA-RAMBAM, TORATO VE-ISHIYUTO: KOVETS LE-REGEL MELOT SHEVA` MEOT VE-HAMISHIM SHANAH LI-FETIRATO. 1956. Cloth. 8vo. 157, 73 pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Federbusch (1892–1969) was a rabbi, author, and Zionist leader. “He was born in Narol, Galicia. He was ordained by prominent rabbis in Poland before World War I and also received a rabbinical degree from the Vienna Israelitisch-Theologische Lehranstalt in 1923. He settled in Lvov (Lemberg) and was a member of the Polish Sejm (parliament) from 1922 to 1928, and vigorously supported legislation for Jewish education and for the rehabilitation of Jewish war victims. Active in the Mizrachi movement from his student days, Federbusch helped found Ha-Po'el ha-Mizrachi and was president of the Mizrachi Organization of Galicia from 1924 to 1930. In 1930 he became rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of Helsinki, Finland, and the following year was elected chief rabbi of Finland. In 1940 he moved to New York City, where he was rabbi and principal of the Yeshiva Rabbi Israel Salanter (Bronx) , a position he held until his death. He was president of Ha-Po'el Ha-Mizrachi of America from 1942 to 1948. From 1944 he was chairman of the Histadrut Ivrit. He was a member of the executive of Brit Ivrit Olamit ("The World Hebrew Union") , the executive of the World Jewish Congress, the World Zionist Actions Committee, the World Mizrachi Council, and the presidium of the World Federation of Polish Jews. (Hadas, EJ) Good condition; with dust jacket with some small tear and darkening on spine. (RAB-11-3) (ID #18231) $75.00.

RAB-4-14-finkelstein.jpg (107934 bytes) 91. • Finkelstein, Louis. MAVO LE-MASEKHTOT AVOT VE-AVOT DE-RABI NATAN. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America. 1950. Wrappers. 8vo. 261, xlviii pages. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Title in English Introduction to the Treatises Abot and Abot of Rabbi Nathan. Series: Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, v. 16. Includes bibliographic references. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Mishnah. Avot -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud. Minor tractates. Avot de-Rabbi Nathan -- Criticism, Interpretation, etc. Finkelstein ws a rabbi, Talmudic scholar, prolific author, professor and as Chancellor of the JTS, a dominant leader of Conservative Judaism in the U. S. Bookplate of Gershon Cohen on flyleaf. Cohen was Chancellor of the JTS. Ex-library. Some soil and wear to paper cover; interior in very good condition. (RAB-4-14) (ID #18200) $40.00.

92. • Friedmann, M[eir]. SIFRE DE-VE RAV: `IM TOSFOT MEIR `AYIN.... Vienna: M. Friedmann. 1864. Cloth. 8vo. [16], 300 pages. In Hebrew. Title pages in Hebrew and German. Title in German: Sifré debé Rab: der älteste halachische und hagadische Midrasch zu Numeri und Deuteronomium; nach Druckwerken und Handschriften herausgegeben, mit kritischen Noten, Erklärungen, Indices und einer ausführlichen Einleitung versehen. Friedmann was a slovakian rabbinic scholar. SUBJECT (S) Sifrei -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Numbers -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Deuteronomy -- Commentaries. Ex-library. Dampstained. Hinges gone, boards detached but present; few pages loose and chipped. Interior in good condition. (GER-12-13) (ID #17759) $125.00.

93. • Furst, Julius. DIE JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS ODER UEBERSETZUNGEN DER SEIT DEM ZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT VERFASSTEN JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIEEN. 1845. Paper Wrappers, Leipzig: O. Wigand, 1845. Original Green Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Xii, 492 pages in 2 volumes. In German. SUBJECT (S): Judaism - History - Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Yeshiva Univ, Ohio State Univ, Univ of Texas at Austin, Niedersachsische staats-und univ). Some bumping and chipping to edges and spine. Ex-library with minimal markings. 2 volumes. In Very Good condition. Scarce. (GERA-12-4). (ID #17780) $175.00.

94. • Ginzberg, Louis. A COMMENTARY ON THE PALESTINIAN TALMUD: A STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HALAKAH AND HAGGADAH IN PALESTINE AND BABYLONIA, VOLUME I [ONLY]. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary OF America. 1941. Cloth. 4to. 420, lxxii pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Palestinian Talmud. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ. Laval Bibliotheque). Ginzberg (1873–1953) “was a scholar of Talmud, Midrash, and aggadah, whose comprehensive works in Jewish law and lore made him the doyen of Jewish scholars in the U. S. Ginzberg was born in Kovno, Lithuania, and studied at the yeshivot of Kovno and Telz. He studied history, philosophy, and oriental languages at the universities of Berlin, Strasbourg, where his teacher was T. Noeldeke, and Heidelberg, completing his studies in 1898. In 1899 Ginzberg immigrated to the United States to accept a position at Hebrew Union College, but when he arrived the invitation was withdrawn. He joined the staff of the Jewish Encyclopedia as editor of the rabbinic department in 1900. In 1903 he accepted a position teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he remained until his death. With this position, he became a principal architect of the Conservative movement. He was a founder (1919–20) and president for several years of the American Academy of Jewish Research. In 1928–29 Ginzberg was the first professor of halakhah at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One note which Ginzberg sounded in all his writings was that it was not possible to understand Jewish history and culture without a thorough knowledge of halakhah” (Hertzberg, EJ). Good condition; tears on spine. One of 500 printed. (RAB-11-9) (ID #18226) $95.00.

95. • Ginzberg, Louis. A COMMENTARY ON THE PALESTINIAN TALMUD: A STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HALAKAH AND HAGGADAH IN PALESTINE AND BABYLONIA, VOLUME II. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary OF America. 1941. Cloth. 4to. 325 pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Palestinian Talmud. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ. Laval Bibliotheque). Ginzberg (1873–1953) “was a scholar of Talmud, Midrash, and aggadah, whose comprehensive works in Jewish law and lore made him the doyen of Jewish scholars in the U. S. Ginzberg was born in Kovno, Lithuania, and studied at the yeshivot of Kovno and Telz. He studied history, philosophy, and oriental languages at the universities of Berlin, Strasbourg, where his teacher was T. Noeldeke, and Heidelberg, completing his studies in 1898. In 1899 Ginzberg immigrated to the United States to accept a position at Hebrew Union College, but when he arrived the invitation was withdrawn. He joined the staff of the Jewish Encyclopedia as editor of the rabbinic department in 1900. In 1903 he accepted a position teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he remained until his death. With this position, he became a principal architect of the Conservative movement. He was a founder (1919–20) and president for several years of the American Academy of Jewish Research. In 1928–29 Ginzberg was the first professor of halakhah at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One note which Ginzberg sounded in all his writings was that it was not possible to understand Jewish history and culture without a thorough knowledge of halakhah” (Hertzberg, EJ). Good condition; small marks on cover. One of 500 printed. (RAB-11-11) (ID #18228) $65.00.

96. • Ginzberg, Louis. A COMMENTARY ON THE PALESTINIAN TALMUD: A STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HALAKAH AND HAGGADAH IN PALESTINE AND BABYLONIA, VOLUME III. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary OF America. 1941. Cloth. 4to. 444 pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language; Palestinian Talmud. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ. Laval Bibliotheque). Ginzberg (1873–1953) “was a scholar of Talmud, Midrash, and aggadah, whose comprehensive works in Jewish law and lore made him the doyen of Jewish scholars in the U. S. Ginzberg was born in Kovno, Lithuania, and studied at the yeshivot of Kovno and Telz. He studied history, philosophy, and oriental languages at the universities of Berlin, Strasbourg, where his teacher was T. Noeldeke, and Heidelberg, completing his studies in 1898. In 1899 Ginzberg immigrated to the United States to accept a position at Hebrew Union College, but when he arrived the invitation was withdrawn. He joined the staff of the Jewish Encyclopedia as editor of the rabbinic department in 1900. In 1903 he accepted a position teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he remained until his death. With this position, he became a principal architect of the Conservative movement. He was a founder (1919–20) and president for several years of the American Academy of Jewish Research. In 1928–29 Ginzberg was the first professor of halakhah at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. One note which Ginzberg sounded in all his writings was that it was not possible to understand Jewish history and culture without a thorough knowledge of halakha”. (Hertzberg, EJ). Good condition; some wear on covers. One of 500 printed. (RAB-11-10) (ID #18227) $95.00.

RAB-11-6-ginzburg.jpg (1606638 bytes) 97. • Ginzburg, Simon. THE LIFE AND WORKS OF MOSES HAYYIM LUZZATTO, FOUNDER OF MODERN HEBREW LITERATURE. Philadelphia: The Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning. 1931. Cloth. 8vo. Vii, 189 pages. SUBJECT (S): Luzzatto, Moshe Hayyim, 1701-1747. Ginzburg (1890-1944) “was born in the village of Lipniki, Volhynia, where he received a traditional education. He published his first poem in Ha-Shillo'ah in 1910. In 1912 he settled in the U. S. studied at Columbia University, and obtained a doctorate from Dropsie College in 1923. He immigrated to Palestine in 1933, but returned to America shortly before World War II as the emissary of the Hebrew Writers' Association. He was one of the editors of Ha-Toren (1913–15) and Lu'ah Ahi'ever in 1918. In addition to a biography in English of Moses Hayyim Luzzatto (1931) , Ginzburg published three of his plays, with critical notes, including Ma'aseh Shimshon from a manuscript in the New York Public Library, his poetry, Sefer ha-Shirim ("Book of Poems, " 1944–45) , and an edition of his letters, under the title R. Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto u-Venei Doro ("R. Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto and his Contemporaries, " 1936). These works, and his critical essays on the poet, are a major contribution to Luzzatto scholarship”(Silberschlag, EJ). Good condition; front inside hinge repaired. (RAB-11-6) (ID #18234) $100.00.

98. • Gizberg, Louis. The Palestinian Talmud. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1941. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. [vii]-lxxii pages. Ginzberg (1873–1953) was a “scholar of Talmud, Midrash, and aggadah, whose comprehensive works in Jewish law and lore made him the doyen of Jewish scholars in the U. S. Ginzberg was the great-grandnephew of the Vilna Gaon (Elijah ben Solomon Zalman) , whose life and work greatly influenced him. After leaving Lithuania he studied history, philosophy, and oriental languages at the universities of Berlin, Strasbourg, where his teacher was T. Noeldeke, and Heidelberg, completing his studies in 1898. He joined the staff of the Jewish Encyclopedia as editor of the rabbinic department in 1900. He was a founder (1919–20) and president for several years of the American Academy of Jewish Research. Ginzberg's work dealt mainly with the origins of aggadah, halakhah, and the literature of the geonim. While exploring the origins of aggadah, Ginzberg uncovered many lost legends of Jewish origins preserved only in early Christian texts” (Arthur Hertzberg in EJ). SUBJECT(S): Talmud yerushalmi. Some browning to paper. Chipping and creasing to all edges. Small puncture to top front of binding. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-2-11). (ID #17860) $50.00.

RAB-6-5-gordis.jpg (247351 bytes) 99. • Gordis, Robert. THE DYNAMICS OF JUDAISM: A STUDY IN JEWISH LAW. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 1990. Cloth. 8vo. X, 244 pages. First edition. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- History. Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature. Gordis, Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, offers a broad and sensitive overview of Jewish law and its application to contemporary issues. Excellent condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-6-5) (ID #18210) $20.00.

100. • Gordon, Hirsch Loeb. CENNI DI DIRITTO E DI PROCEDURA PENALE EBRAICA ED IN PARTICOLAR MODO L'OMICIDIO NEL DIRITTO PENALE EBRAICO. Città DI Castello: Società Anonima Tip. Leonardo da Vinci. 1935. Paper wrappers. 24mo. 18 pages. Offprint. In Italian. SUBJECT (S): Italian language. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Cover faded, inscription on cover, probably not author. Good condition. (IT-3-1) (ID #18304) $30.00.

101. • Grunfeld, Isadore. THREE GENERATIONS; THE INFLUENCE OF SAMSON RAPHAEL HIRSCH ON JEWISH LIFE AND THOUGHT. London, Jewish Post Publications. 1958. Cloth. 8vo. 153 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – Germany; Hirsch, Samson Raphael, 1808-1888. OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Grunfeld (1900–1975) was a rabbi and author who was born in Tauberettersheim, Bavaria, and who studied law and philosophy at the universities of Frankfort and Hamburg, and rabbinics at yeshivot there. After practicing law at Wuerzburg, Bavaria, he settled in England in 1933, where he studied for the rabbinate and was ordained in 1938. He was minister of the Finsbury Park synagogue (1936–38) , and served first as registrar and later (from 1939) as dayyan of the London Beth Din, from which office he retired owing to ill health in 1965. Among his numerous communal activities were those for the Jewish War Orphans in Europe, and the British Council for Jewish Relief and Rehabilitation. He was also active in Amnesty International and various peace movements. (EJ) Good condition; edgeworn; ex library. (RAB-11-15) (ID #18244) $45.00.

102. • Heinemann, Benno. THE MAGGID OF DUBNO AND HIS PARABLES. New York, P. Feldheim. 1967. Cloth. 8vo. Xvii, 283 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish parables; Legends, Jewish. Good condition; stamped “Ex Libris A. Stanley Dreyfus” inside front cover. (RAB-11-14) (ID #18243) $20.00.

RAB-4-1-hill.jpg (103008 bytes) 103. • Hill, David. GREEK WORDS AND HEBREW MEANINGS: STUDIES IN THE SEMANTICS OF SOTERIOLOGICAL TERMS. Cambridge: University Press. 1967. Cloth. 8vo. Xv, 333 pages. Series: Society for New Testament Studies. Monograph series 5. SUBJECT (S): Greek language, Biblical -- Foreign elements -- Semitic. Soteriologie. Woordonderzoek. Nieuwe Testament. Grec biblique -- Emprunts sémitiques. Bible. N. T. -- Language, style. Ex-library. Bookplate on inside front cover. Very good condition. (RAB-4-1) (ID #18187) $40.00.

104. • 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.

105. • Jeruchem, Ahron. OHEL RAHEL: KOLEL HASHLAMAT HARBEH HESRONOT ME-HIDUSHE HA-RAMBAN LE-MASEKHTOT KETUBOT GITIN VE-KIDUSHIN. New York: No Publisher. 1942. Cloth. 8vo. 141 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud, Nashim -- commentaries. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Good condition. (RAB-11-3) (ID #18220) $25.00.

RAB-6-12-jung.jpg (107624 bytes) 106. • Jung, Moses. THE JEWISH LAW OF THEFT WITH COMPARATIVE REFERENCES TO ROMAN AND ENGLISH LAW. Philadelphia: Dropsie College. 1929. Wrappers. 8vo. Vi, 145 pages. 1924 Dropsie College Ph. D. Thesis. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S): Larceny (Jewish law). A thorough definition of genebah, the taking of physical property. Jung places genebah in the context of the whole of Jewish law and contrasts and compares it to Roman and English law. Pages dark. Wear to covers; paper backstrip chipped. Interior in very good condition. (RAB-6-12) (ID #18217) $30.00.

 

107. • Kasher, Menahem. MEKORE HA-RAMBAM: MEAH HALAKHOT BE-MISHNEH TORAH SHE-MEKORAN BI-MEKHILTA DE-RABI SHIM`ON BEN YOHAI. New York: American Torah Shelemah Committee. 1943. Cloth. 8vo. 183 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Midrash; Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishnah Torah – commentaries; Jewish law -- sources. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Kasher (1895–1983) “was a rabbi and halakhist, distinguished for his research in talmudic and rabbinic literature. Born in Warsaw, he studied under the greatest Polish rabbis of his time, and was primarily influenced in his method of study by Abraham Bornstein. He was ordained by Meir Dan Plotzki in 1915 and went to Erez Israel in 1925 as an emissary of Abraham Mordecai Alter, the head of the hasidic Gur dynasty, on whose behalf he founded in Jerusalem the yeshivah Sefat Emet, which he directed and managed for two years. His reputation derives mainly from his literary work. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1962. In 1950 Kasher founded, in Jerusalem and in New York, the Torah Shelemah Institute for research and publication. He published many works on varied subjects, including Sefer ha-Rambam ve-ha-Mekhilta de-Rabbi Shimon b. Yohai (1943) , on clarifications of the sources of Maimonides”(Kressel, EJ). Good condition; cover a little worn. (RAB-11-8) (ID #18225) $50.00.

RAB-4-10-katz.jpg (66132 bytes) 108. • Katz, Dov. TENU`AT HA-MUSAR: TOLDOTEHA, ISHEHA, VE-SHITOTEHA. VOLUME 3 OF A 3-VOLUME SET. Tel Aviv: A. Tsiyoni. 1967. Cloth. 8vo. 320 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated with one photographic plate. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Rabbis -- Biography. Musar movement -- History. The Musar movement was a movement “for the education of the individual toward strict ethical behavior in the spirit of halakhah; it arose in the 19th century, continuing into the 20th, in the Jewish culture of the mitnaggedim in Lithuania, in particular becoming a trend in its yeshivot. ” (Haim Hillel Ben-Sasson, EJ) OCLC lists 6 copies of this edition worldwide. Very good condition. (RAB-4-10) (ID #18196) $20.00.

109. • Kisch, Guido. FORSCHUNGEN ZUR RECHTS- UND SOZIALGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND WAHREND DES MITTELALTERS. Stuttgart, W. Kohlhammer, 1955. 1st Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition; 8vo; 312 pages; 24 cm. Bibliography on pages 269-299. Kisch's own copy (ID #6272) $100.00.

110. • Kisch, Guido. FORSCHUNGEN ZUR RECHTS- UND SOZIALGESCHICHTE DES MITTELALTERS: MIT EINEM VERZEICHNIS DER SCHRIFTEN VON GUIDO KISCH ZUR MITTELALT. Sigmaringen, J. Thorbecke, 1980. 1st Edition Thus. Cloth, Very Good Condidion; 8vo; 544 pages; 24 cm. Ausgewahlte Schriften / Guido Kisch ; Bd. 3 (the last of 3 issued). Chiefly contributions (in German or English) reprinted from various periodicals. Includes bibliographical references. "Sachsenspiegel-Bibliographie on pages 82-109. List of Kisch's publications on pages 519-544. Kisch's own copy. (ID #6274) $85.00.

RAB-11-9-klein.jpg (1576590 bytes) 111. • Klein, Isaac; Maimonides, Moses. THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES: BOOK TWELVE: THE BOOK OF ACQUISITION. Berlin: Druck Von H. Itzkowski. 1951. Cloth. 8vo. 335 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Property – Jewish law. SERIES: The code of Maimonides , bk. 12; Yale Judaica series , v. 5; Variation: Maimonides, Moses, ; 1135-1204.; Mishneh Torah. ; English , bk. 12. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Klein (1905–1982) “was a Conservative rabbi and scholar born in Ruthenia, was taken to the United States in 1921. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary (1934). During World War II Rabbi Klein was an American Army chaplain overseas, earning six battle stars, and helped to reestablish many devastated European Jewish communities. He was rabbi in Springfield, Massachusetts (1934–53) , and from then in Buffalo, New York. He wrote an English translation and commentary on The Code of Maimonides, Book Twelve: Book of Acquisition (1951). Rabbi Klein served as president of the Rabbinical Assembly, and wrote many of its important responsa, including problems of abortion according to Jewish law, autopsy according to Jewish law, questions of medical ethics, halizah, and the marriage of kohen and convert”(EJ). Very good condition. (RAB-11-9) (ID #18238) $45.00.

112. • Klonitzky-Kline, Solomon. OZAR TAAMEI HAZAL: THESAURUS OF TALMUDICAL INTERPRETATIONS: CONTAINS ALL THE INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PENTATEUCH AS GIVEN IN THE TALMUDIM, TOSEFTA, MECHILTA, SIFRA, SIFRE, PESIKTOT, MIDRASH RABBA, TANHUMA AND OTHER MIDRASHIM: IT FOLLOWS THE ORDER. OF THE PENTATEUCH VERSES AND IS SUPPLEMENTED BY NOTES AND EMENDATIONS. New York: S. Klonitzky-kline. 1939. Cloth. 8vo. 678 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Good condition; edgeworn; tears on spine; occasional small marginalia. (RAB-11-4) (ID #18221) $40.00.

113. • 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.

114. • Kohut, Alexander; Barnett A Elzas; Max Cohen. THE ETHICS OF THE FATHERS. New York: Publishers Printing Company, 1920. Half Cloth. 8vo. 127 pages. Black and white frontis portrait. "Alexander Kohut (1842-1894) was a rabbi and scholar. He earned his doctorate in oriental languages at the University of Leipzig in 1865, and was ordained at the Breslau Seminary in 1867. After graduation he served as rabbi in Stuhlweissenburg (Szekesfehervar, Hungary). While there he was county superintendent of schools, the first Jew to hold this position. At Budapest in 1868, the Congress of Jewish Notables elected Kohut secretary. In 1872 he became chief rabbi of Fuenfkirchen (Pecs, Hungary) , where he remained for eight years. He was appointed to the Hungarian parliament by the prime minister as representative of the Jews, but shortly thereafter (1885) he left for the United States to serve as rabbi of Congregation Ahabath Chesed in New York. Kohut's reputation as rabbi and scholar had preceded him and he was warmly welcomed. He became involved in the struggle between the traditionalists and Reform. Out of this controversy came his Ethics of the Fathers (1885, 19202) , which established the traditionalists' position. Kohut played a major role in the establishment of the Jewish Theological Seminary and taught Midrash and Talmudic methodology there. He was one of the first scholars to write about the Yemenite Midrashim. His greatest work was 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. " In form it is a new scholarly edition of the Arukh of Nathan b. Jehiel of Rome, but in fact it is a path-finding contribution to Talmudic philology in which Kohut offers etymologies and additional sources which exhibit his wide knowledge of oriental and classical languages" (Reimer, Kaddari, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jewish Ethics-Morale juive. Stamps & some stains on endpapers, light wear to boards, Good+ Condition. (AMRN-13-7). (ID #18117) $100.00.

RAB-4-8-kranz.jpg (218998 bytes) 115. • Kranz, Jacob and Solomon M. Neches. VEYERD MAYAKOB: COMMENTARIES ON THE TRACT OF MISHNAH ABOTH (ETHICS OF THE FATHERS).... Los Angeles: Western Jewish Institute. 1948. Cloth. 8vo. 166 pages. Gilt titles. In Hebrew. First edition. Beautifully printed on laid bond. Title page in Hebrew with English on following page; added title page in English on verso. Series: Western Jewish Institute. Publications, no. 40. SUBJECT (S): Mishwah. Avot -- Commentaries. Selections from the works of Rabbi Kranz, the Dubner Maggid, compiled and arranged by the founder and Dean of the Western Jewish Institute. Kranz was an 18th century Polish preacher noted for his homiletic skill. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Cal. State). Institutional stamp on title page. Pencil inscription on flyleaf. Good condition. (RAB-4-8) (ID #18194) $50.00.

116. • 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.

117. • Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHAOLOGIE. VOLUME ONE (I) ONLY [of three]. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1910. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 720, pages. 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. " Boaz Cohen's copy with his signiture (signed as "Benjamin Cohen") and a couple citations on the front endpaper in his hand. a -- Social life and customs. Palestine -- Social life and customs. Talmud -- Antiquities. Front board and first signiture of leaves detached, easily repaired. Lacks Backstrip. Otherwise Good Condition (GER-7-40DW) (ID #16757) $75.00.

118. • 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.

RAB-4-4-luc.jpg (174411 bytes) 119. • Luc, Michel. ABATTAGE RITUEL JUIF ET PROTECTION ANIMALE. Lyon: Université Claude Bernard. 1983. Wrappers. 8vo. [15], 82, [15] pages. In French. “Jewish Ritual Slaughter and Animal Protection. ” Doctoral thesis in the department of Medicine-Pharmacy. Contains tables, diagrams, and printouts of electro-encephalographs. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Some soil to white cover. Very good condition. (RAB-4-4) (ID #18190) $60.00.

120. • Maimonides Octocentennial Committee. CELEBRATION OF THE EIGHT HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY OF MOSES MAIMONIDES. 1935. Paper Wrappers, New York, No Publisher (The Committee) , 8vo, 8 pages. Includes suggestions on why and how to observe the birthday, including suggested lectures, papers, music, theatre, and exhibitions; Study units for Jewish schools; a Maimonides Sabbath; Library & Museum Exhibits, etc. Very light wear to cover, Very Good Condition (fest-4-10)  (ID #17654) $30.00.

RAB-11-2-maimonides.jpg (1414354 bytes) 121. • Maimonides, Moses; Hyamson, Moses, editor. MISHNEH TORAH: THE BOOK OF ADORATION. Yerushalayim: Kiryah Ne'emanah. 1962. Cloth. 8vo. 165 pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Hyamson (1863–1949) was a rabbi and scholar. He was “born in Suwalki, Lithuania, and was taken to England at the age of five. He received his Jewish education at Jews' College, London, where he was ordained in 1882, and his secular education at the University of London. He was rabbi of congregations in England and Wales, dayyan of the United Synagogue, 1902–11, and acting chief rabbi of England, 1911–13. The following year he went to New York to become rabbi of Congregation Orach Chayim. He taught the codes of Jewish law at the Jewish Theological Seminary, 1915–1940. Hyamson was president of the League for Safeguarding the Fixity of the Sabbath; chairman of the Milah Board of the New York Jewish Community; vice-president of the Jewish Conciliation Court of America; president of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers; and chairman of the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences. As a teacher at the Seminary, Hyamson was especially appreciated for his exact translations of difficult technical terms in the codes and for his broad experience as a dayyan, which enabled him to illustrate the application of halakhot”(Klein, EJ). Good condition; with dust jacket that has some wear and tears. (RAB-11-2) (ID #18230) $20.00.

122. • 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.

RAB-6-3-marmorstein.jpg (138016 bytes) 123. • Marmorstein, Arthur. STUDIES IN JEWISH THEOLOGY; THE ARTHUR MARMORSTEIN MEMORIAL VOLUME. London: Oxford University Press. 1950. Cloth. 8vo. Xlvi, 228, 92 pages. First edition. Gilt on spine. Edited by J. Rabbinowitz and M. S. Lew. In English and Hebrew. Bibliography: pages [xxvii]-xlvi. Contents: The master, an appreciation, by the editors. --My father, a memoir, by E. Marmorstein. --Bibliography of the works of Arthur Marmorstein (pages [xxvi]-xlvi). --The background of the Haggadah. --The unity of God in rabbinic literature. --The imitation of God (Imitatio Dei) in the Haggadah. --The Holy Spirit in rabbinic legend. --The doctrine of the resurrection of the dead in rabbinic theology. --Participation in eternal life in rabbinic theology and in legend. --Judaism and Christianity in the middle of the third century. --ha-Emunah be-netsah Yisrael bi-derashot ha-Tana`im veha-Amora`im (romanized form) --Ra`ayon ha-ge’ulah be-agadat ha-Tana’im veha-Amora’im (romanized form) --Ma’amar `al `erkah ha-histori shel ha-agadah (romanized form). SUBJECT(S): Aggada. Talmud -- Theology. Marmorstein was Professor at Jews’ College, London for over thirty years, a profound scholar and a voluminous author. Very good condition. (RAB-6-3) (ID #18208) $50.00.

124. • Mauskopf, Aaron. THE RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY OF THE MAHARAL OF PRAGUEBrooklyn: Hammer Publising Co., 1949. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, 108 pages. 24 cm. Benjamin Gottesman's copy, inscribed to him by the author. Gottesman (1897–1979), was the "son of Mendel Gottesman, [and] carried on his father's work in both business and philanthropic association with Yeshiva University. A trustee of the university, he was vice-president and treasurer of the Gottesman Tree of Life Foundation, one of the founders of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, president of the Yeshiva Foundation Endowment Inc., and chairman of the Investment and Endowment Committee. Gottesman also served on the Investment Advisory Committee of Hadassah (EJ). 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 8 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. (rab-9-1-dw). $50.00

RAB-12-15-mendelsohn.jpg (1315714 bytes) 125. • Mendelsohn, Samuel. THE CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS; COMPILED FROM THE TALMUD AND OTHER RABBINICAL WRITINGS, AND COMPARED WITH ROMAN AND ENGLISH PENAL JURISPRUDENCE. New York: Hermon Press. 1968. Cloth. 8vo. 270 pages. SUBJECT (S): Criminal law (Jewish law). Very good condition; with dust jacket that is faded on spine and around edges. (RAB-12-15) (ID #18266) $75.00.

 

 

 


RAB-11-18-meyerowitz.jpg (1377951 bytes) 126. • Meyerowitz, Arthur. SOCIAL ETHICS OF THE JEWS, WITH SELECTED TEXTS FROM BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC LITERATURE. New York, Bloch Publishing Company. 1935. Cloth. 8vo. 104 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics; Social ethics. Good condition; edgeworn; inscribed by author. (RAB-11-18) (ID #18247) $20.00.

 

 

127. • Nachmias, Josef Ibn. KOMMENTAR ZU DEN SPRÜCHEN SALOMOS. Berlin: Druck Von H. Itzkowski. 1970. Cloth. 8vo. 196 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language. OCLC lists one copies worldwide. Good condition. (RAB-11-1) (ID #18249) $40.00.

128. • Nahon, Gérard. JUDAISME MÉDIÉVAL ET MODERNE. No Publishing Information, 1979. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 13 pages. In French. Offprint? Inscribed, by author. Very good condition. (FR-1-7) (ID #18277) $25.00.

RAB-11-1-najara.jpg (1990225 bytes) 129. • Najara, Israel Ben Moses; Regev, Shaul. MIKVEH YISRAEL: YISRAEL NAG'ARAH. Ramat Gan: Universitat Bar-ilan. 2004. Cloth. 8vo. 675 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Najara, Israel ben Moses, 1555? -1625?. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Very good condition; bumped corners. (RAB-11-1) (ID #18229) $35.00.

 

 

130. • Neubauer, Jakob. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DES BIBLISCH-TALMUDISCHEN EHESCHLIESSUNGSRECHTS: EINE RECHTSVERGLEICHEND-HISTORISCHE STUDIE. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1920. Cloth; 8vo. Xvi, 249 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. Series: Mitteilungen der Vorderasiatischen Gesellschaft; 1919, 24. Jahrgang. Includes bibliography and bibliographical annotations. '"Neubauer was an outstanding scholar in the history of Jewish law and in the exposition of the development of individual laws. He died in Bergen-Belsen. " (Frederik Jacob Hirsch, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Marriage (Jewish law). 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) Front board not present; backstrip peeling. Pages very dark and brittle. First few and last few leaves detached but present, with some chipping. Text in good condition. (GER-9-14) (ID #16925) $30.00.

131. • Neumark, David. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN PHILOSOPHIE DES MITTELALTERS NACH PROBLEMEN DARGESTELLT [VOL I ONLY]. 1897. Cloth, 8vo; 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. 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) 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. (ID #7971) $50.00.

132. • 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. 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.

133. • Neusner, Jacob. A Life of Rabban Yohanan Ben Zakkai, Ca. 1-80 C. E. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1962. Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews - History - To 70 A. D. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-library with minimal markings and withdrawn stamps. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-17). (ID #17965) $45.00.

134. • 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, traveller, 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.

135. • 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.

136. • (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.

137. • Polano, Hymen, translator. THE TALMUD. SELECTIONS FROM THE CONTENTS OF THAT ANCIENT BOOK, ITS COMMENTARIES, TEACHINGS, POETRY, AND LEGENDS. ALSO, BRIEF SKETCHES OF THE MEN WHO MADE AND COMMENTED UPON IT. Philadelphia: Edwin S. Stuart, 1876. Cloth; 12mo. Xi, 359 pages. First thus. According to the preface, the first translation of the Talmud into English. Singerman 2597 (same year, different publisher & pagination). OCLC lists twenty copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library. Lacks backstrip. Bit of soil to flyleaves. Interior in very good condition. (AMR-7-17) (ID #16374) $100.00.

138. • 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.

139. • Rabinowitz, Jacob J. JEWISH LAW: ITS INFLUENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGAL INSTITUTIONS. Bloch Publishing New York, 1956. First Edition Cloth, 386 pages. Very Good Condition. (rab-5-13) (ID #18159) $20.00.

140. • Rabinowitz, Jacob J. JEWISH LAW: ITS INFLUENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGAL INSTITUTIONS. Bloch Publishing New York, 1956. First Edition Cloth, 386 pages. Ex-library, otherwise Very Good Condition. (rab-5-13-jt) (ID #18159) $20.00.

141. • 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.

RAB-11-11-raz.jpg (1980683 bytes) 142. • Raz, Simcha. A TZADDIK IN OUR TIME: THE LIFE OF RABBI ARYEH LEVIN. Jerusalem ; New York: Feldheim Publishers. 1976. Cloth. 8vo. 468 pages. SUBJECT (S): Rabbis – Jerusalem – biography; Prison chaplains – Jerusalem biography; Jews – Jerusalem – social life and customs. Good condition. (RAB-11-11) (ID #18240) $20.00.

143. • Reichert, Victor Emanuel; Immanuel Of Rome. THE MAHBEROT: FOURTEENTH CANTO: THE INHERITANCE. Cincinnati: Dunie Printing Company. 1982. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 36 pages. SUBJECT (S): Poetry. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Good condition. (RAB-11-16) (ID #18245) $25.00.

144. • Reizenstein, Jennie. RABBINIC WISDOM. Cincinnati, Ohio: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1921. Cloth. 8vo. 208 pages. Illustrations throughout. Short stories meant to exhibit rabbinic wisdom and a comprehension of God and his attributes. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding slightly shaken. Gilt lettering on binding. (AMRN-13-1). (ID #17408) $20.00.

145. • Riback, Ephraim Elijah. IMRE AVOT. ZOGEN FUN DI ELTERN. SAYINGS OF THE FATHERS: A KOMENTAR OYF PIRKE AVOT. Chicago: No Publisher. 1946. Cloth. 8vo. 381pages. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S): Mishnah, Avot – criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Good condition. (RAB-11-2) (ID #18219) $20.00.

146. • 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.

147. • Another Copy. 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.

RAB-11-12-sarachek.jpg (1913450 bytes) 148. • Sarachek, Joseph. THE DOCTRINE OF THE MESSIAH IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH LITERATURE. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary OF America. 1932. 1st edition. Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 339 pages. SUBJECT (S): Messiah. Sarachek (1892–1953) “was a Conservative rabbi and scholar. He was born in New York City, and ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1916. He occupied various pulpits in the New York area; served as chaplain for the New York City Department of Correction; and taught at Yeshiva University. He was president of the New York Board of Rabbis in 1941–42. Sarachek devoted himself principally to research in medieval Jewish literature”(EJ). Ex library, underlining and marginalia; wear on covers; front hinge repaired, solid, about Good condition. (RAB-11-12) (ID #18241) $40.00.

149. • Sarachek, Joseph. THE DOCTRINE OF THE MESSIAH IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH LITERATURE. New York: Hermon. 1968. Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 339 pages. Second edition. Appendix, bibliography, and index. SUBJECT (S): Messiah -- Judaism. Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Ère messianique (Judaïsme) Messie. Sunned. Very good condition in good dust jacket. (RAB-4-7) (ID #18193) $80.00.

150. • (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.

RAB-12-19.jpg (2774764 bytes) 151. • Schreiber, Abraham. HA-MIKHTAM ON THE TRACTATES SUKKEH, BEZAH, MOED QATAN AND PESAHIM BY DAVID B. LEVI OF NARBONNE TOGETHER WITH A COMMENTARY ON LITURGICAL POEMS BY MEIR HA-MEILI OF NARBONNE. New York: Hadar Linotyping & Publishing Co. 1959. Cloth. 4to. Xxiv, 463 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Very good condition; facsimile illustrations, Shalom Spiegel's bookplate. (RAB-12-19) (ID #18270) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

RAB-11-17.jpg (1602798 bytes) 152. • Schwab, Moses. THE TALMUD OF JERUSALEM. New York, Hermon Press. 1969. Cloth. 8vo. Iv, 188 pages. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinics; Jerusalem Talmud. Good condition; spots on voer; dust jacket with some tears and chips; library stamp on fly leaves. (RAB-11-17) (ID #18246) $0.00.

153. • 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-11-5-shohet.jpg (1405546 bytes) 154. • Shohet, David Menahem. THE JEWISH COURT IN THE MIDDLE AGES: STUDIES IN JEWISH JURISPRUDENCE ACCORDING TO THE TALMUD, GEONIC, AND MEDIEVAL GERMAN RESPONSA. New York: Commanday-roth. 1931. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 226 pages. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT (S): Courts, Jewish; Jewish law; Responsa; Jews – Germany; Jews – history -- 70-1789. Rear cover missing, front cover detached but present; pages 65-78 have tears; edgeworn. Otherwise Good Condition. (RAB-11-5) (ID #18233) $75.00.

 

155. • Smart, Ninian. THE SCIENCE OF RELIGION & THE SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE: SOME METHODOLOGICAL QUESTIONS. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973. Cloth. 8vo. 164 pages. SUBJECT (S): Religion-Godsdienstwetenschap-Wetenschapsfilosofie-Methodologie. Some light scuffing to covers and mild staining on spine. Text very crisp and clean—in Very Good condition. (MISC-1-10). (ID #18328) $20.00.

RAB-4-13-spencer.jpg (118136 bytes) 156. • Spencer, Herbert. HA-HINUKH HA-SIKHLI, HA-MUSARI VEHA-GUFANI. Warsaw: Hotsaat Ahiasaf. 1894. Cloth. 8vo. 208 pages. First thus. Spattered boards and edges. In Hebrew. Title in English Education: Intellectual, Moral and Physical. Index and errata at end. Spencer was a 19th-century English philosopher and political theorist, father of Social Darwinism and originator of the phrase “survival of the fittest. ” OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Baltimore Hebrew U. Princeton, Rutgers, Siegal). Various library stamps from Poland and the U. S. Edges scuffed. Very good condition. (RAB-4-13) (ID #18199) $55.00.

157. • 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.

158. • Stern, J. LICHTSTRAHLEN AUS DEM TALMUD. G/NONE; Zürich, Philipp Reclam, 1882. Description: Paper Wrappers, 16mo, 68 pages. Subject: Talmud. Lacks covers, otherwise Condition. (w-95) ; Zürich, Philipp Reclam, 1882. Description: Paper Wrappers, 16mo, 68 pages. Subject: Talmud. Lacks covers, otherwise Condition. (w-95) (ID #9907) $100.00.

159. • Stroll, Mary. THE JEWISH POPE: IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS IN THE PAPAL SCHISM OF 1130. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 1987. Cloth. 8vo. Xviii, 205 pages. SUBJECT (S): Papacy – history – schisms, 1130-1139. SERIES: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 8; Very good condition; with dust jacket with some marks. (RAB-11-7) (ID #18224) $50.00.

RAB-12-9-sulzberger.jpg (2125248 bytes) 160. • Sulzberger, Mayer. THE STATUS OF LABOR IN ANCIENT ISRAEL. Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning. 1923. Cloth. 8vo. 128 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism and labor; Labor laws and legislation (Jewish law). Very good condition; slightly worn on ends of spine. Sulzberger (1843–1923) was “born at Heidelsheim, Germany. He studied law in the office of Moses A. Dropsie, was admitted to the bar in 1865, and became one of the leading lawyers of Philadelphia…. In 1909 President William Howard Taft wished to appoint him U. S. Ambassador to Turkey but Sulzberger preferred to remain a judge. He served until 1915 when he refused to run for reelection so that he might devote himself to his Hebrew studies. In 1906 he helped organize, and was the first president of, the American Jewish Committee. As its president, he helped bring about the abrogation of the commercial treaty between the United States and Russia because of Russia's refusal to recognize U. S. Passports when issued to Jewish citizens. He was also a founder and the first president of the Young Men's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia, a vice-president of the Philadelphia Jewish Hospital and a trustee of the Baron de Hirsch Fund. He was one of the founders of the Jewish Publication Society of America and, for many years, chairman of its Publication Committee. He helped reorganize, in 1901, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, and was a governor of Dropsie College in Philadelphia. He had been secretary of the Board of Trustees of Maimonides College, the first Jewish seminary in the United States (1867–73) , and was a trustee of Gratz College from its foundation. He was also one of the original members of the American Jewish Historical Society…. Sulzberger lectured on Hebrew jurisprudence and government at Dropsie College and at the Jewish Theological Seminary. The lectures, based principally on a study of the text of the Bible, were published as The Am Ha-Aretz—the Ancient Hebrew Parliament, a Chapter in the Constitutional History of Ancient Israel (1909) ; The Policy of the Ancient Hebrews (1912) ; The Ancient Hebrew Law of Homicide (1915) ; and The Status of Labor in Ancient Israel (1923). It was in this last volume that he pointed out that ‘a great movement for the protection and improvement of the laboring mass was initiated in Israel more than three thousand years ago, and continued to promote its life and literature, becoming indeed a part of the mental condition of the people’”(Reznikoff, EJ). (RAB-12-9) (ID #18260) $25.00.

161. • Taglicht, Israel. DIE KUTHÄER ALS BEOBACHTER DES GESETZES NACH TALMUDISCHEN QUELLEN NEBST BERÜCKSICHTGUNG DER SAMARITANISCHEN CORRESPONDENZ UND LITURGIE INAUGURAL-DISSERTATION...ERLANGEN. P/NONE; Berlin: Druck von J. Feiertag, 1888. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 45 pages. (W-99) Covers detached, paper is brown & chipping at edges, closed tear 2-inches into left margin, no loss of text, binding is shot. Suitable only for limited use or filming. But complete condition. ; Berlin: Druck von J. Feiertag, 1888. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 45 pages. (W-99) Covers detached, paper is brown & chipping at edges, closed tear 2-inches into left margin, no loss of text, binding is shot. Suitable only for limited use or filming. But complete condition. (ID #9806) $20.00.

162. • 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.

RAB-5-1-jacobs.jpg (298604 bytes) 163. • (Elimelech of Lizensk) Jacobs, Louis, Dr. THE DOCTRINE OF THE ZADDIK IN THE THOUGHT OF ELIMELECH OF LIZENSK. Cincinnati: Judaic Studies Program, University of Cincinnati, , 1978. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 24 pages. Dr. Louis Jacobs, noted scholar and theologian, has published numerous articles and books on Judaism, Jewish philosophy, Jewish mysticism, and Hasidism, including his recent Jewish Mystical Testimonies. He serves as co-editor of the Littman Library of Jewish Classics, lectures in Talmud at the Leo Baeck College in London, England, and is rabbi of the New London Synagogue. SUBJECT (S): Hasidism - Doctrines; Zaddikim. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Very slight creasing to bottom of spine. In Very Good condition. (RAB-5-1). (ID #18204) $40.00.

 

 

 

RAB-4-16-throop.jpg (118248 bytes) 164. • Throop, Palmer A. CRITICISM OF THE CRUSADE: A STUDY OF PUBLIC OPINION AND CRUSADE PROPAGANDA. Amsterdam: N. V. Swets & Zeitlinger., 1940. Cloth. 8vo. Xv, 291 pages. First edition. Limp binding. Gilt titles. Includes bibliographic notes. Based on the author’s thesis, Princeton, 1934. Throop was a professor of history at the University of Michigan. SUBJECT (S): Crusades -- Public opinion -- History. Public opinion -- Europe -- History. Propaganda, European. Kruistochten. OCLC lists no copies of this edition worldwide. Sunned. Very good condition in good dust jacket. The very scarce 1st edition, in a nice jacket. (RAB-4-16) (ID #18202) $350.00.

165. • Twersky, Isadore (editor). STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. VOLUME I (IN AN ONGOING SERIES). Cambridge, Mass. Harvard Univ Pr, 1980. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 373 pages. ISBN 0-674-85192-7Literature & Fiction: History & Criticism: Movements & Periods: Medieval Includes bibliographical references and index. Harvard Judaic monographs, 2. (ID #11092) $15.00.

166. • 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 #11093) $15.00.

167. • 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, vertical fold, Very Good Condition. (ID #12901) $20.00.


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168. • 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. Includes many articles in rabbinics and medieval history. All original volumes. All Very Good+ Condition. A Beautiful set. $2000.00


169. • HEBREW UNION COLLEGE ANNUAL. Many individual volumes available. Please ask. $30.00-$50.00 each, depending.

170. • Pascheles, Jakob W. editor. SIPPURIM, EINE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER VOLKSSAGEN, ERZÄHLUNGEN, MYTHEN, CHRONIKEN, DENKWÜRDIGKEITEN UND BIOGRAPHIEN BERÜHMTER JUDEN ALLER JAHRHUNDERTER, INSBESONDERER DES MITTELALTERS. Prag, W. Pascheles, 1870. Paper Wrappers, ; 8vo; 256 pages; 23 cm. Zweite Sammlung (of five). The five series were issued serially. In original paper covers of later volume (volume number changed with pen); Front cover detached, pages 1-32 are brown and flaking with edgear, no text loss, other paper is good. (ID #8112) $50.00. 

171. • Pascheles, Jakob W. editor. SIPPURIM, EINE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER VOLKSSAGEN, ERZÄHLUNGEN, MYTHEN, CHRONIKEN, DENKWÜRDIGKEITEN UND BIOGRAPHIEN BERÜHMTER JUDEN ALLER JAHRHUNDERTER, INSBESONDERER DES MITTELALTERS. Erste Sammlung (of five). Prag, W. Pascheles, 1864. Half-leather, 1858. 3rd Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 224 pages The five series were issued serially. Includes, "Rabbi Bustenai, Resch-Gelutha" (pp. 124-131), by Gutmann KlempererLacks backstrip (spine covering), heavy wear to boards, ex-library with minimal markings. ; front board detached but present, otherwise Good Condition. (GERO-2-6) (ID #16980) $75.00. 

172. • Pascheles, Jakob W. editor. SIPPURIM, EINE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER VOLKSSAGEN, ERZÄHLUNGEN, MYTHEN, CHRONIKEN, DENKWÜRDIGKEITEN UND BIOGRAPHIEN BERÜHMTER JUDEN ALLER JAHRHUNDERTER, INSBESONDERER DES MITTELALTERS. Fünfte Sammlung (of five) , Parts (Abtheilung) 1 & 2, complete. Prag, W. Pascheles, 1864. Hardcover, 8vo; 187 pages; 23 cm. Cloth, 8vo, 382 pages The five series were issued serially. Good+ Condition. (cz-1) (ID #15557) $125.00. 

173. • Pascheles, Jakob W. editor. SIPPURIM, EINE SAMMLUNG JÜDISCHER VOLKSSAGEN, ERZÄHLUNGEN, MYTHEN, CHRONIKEN, DENKWÜRDIGKEITEN UND BIOGRAPHIEN BERÜHMTER JUDEN ALLER JAHRHUNDERTER, INSBESONDERER DES MITTELALTERS. Vierte & Fünfte Sammlung (of five) , bound together. Prag, W. Pascheles, 1864. Half-leather, 1856-1864. 8vo; Cloth, 8vo, 362, 382 pages The five series were issued serially. (cz-1). Lacks backstrip (spine covering); front board detached but present, otherwise Good Condition. (cz-1) (ID #15560) $200.00. 

174. • Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, vols 1-62 (1928-1996), lacking only Nrs 46-47. New York, The Academy, 1928-1996. All original cloth or paper bindings. 1 reprint, the remainder all 1st editions. Includes many articles in rabbinics and medieval history. "The American Academy for Jewish Research is the oldest of the Jewish studies organizations in North America. The AAJR was organized in the late 1920's, as a cadre of European-born and tranined [sic] scholars began to coalesce in North America. The roster of early leaders of the AAJR constitutes a listing of the first giants of Jewish research in the New World - Salo Baron, Louis Ginzberg, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Louis Finklestein, Harry Orlinsky, and Harry Wolfson to mention but a few. These scholars and almost all the rest of the AAJR Fellows were very much concentrated in the Northeast Corridor, making New York City the headquarters of the Academy and the locus of its activities. The annual AAJR Sunday meeting, held at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in late December, was - down through the 1960's - the great occasion in North American Judaic scholarship and the setting in which established and neophyte scholars made important presentations. The Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research was one of the preeminent jounals [sic] on the international Jewish studies scene. The Academy was also active in supporting publication of valuable works. A grant from the Academy meant both financial assistance and the imprimatur of the leaders in Jewish Studies" (Chazan, AAJR.org) Many of the earlier volumes in this particular set came from the the private library of Salo Baron, occasional institutional markings, All Very Good Condition. $2000.00

175. • Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research. Various loose volumes: 7, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 36, 36, 37, 40, 41-42, 44, 45, Very Good Condition. $30.00 each. (ID# 17805)

176. • Quasten, Johannes; & Kuttner, Stephan; eds. TRADITIO. STUDIES IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY, THOUGHT AND RELIGION. Vols I-XXII, lacking vol XVIII. New York, Fordham University Press, 1943. Paper Wrappers, Original Paper Covers, 8vo, 200+ pages per volume. 26 cm. Primarily in English; some articles in French, German, Italian. Includes much on medieval Spain, including on the Inquisition, some material on Jews. SUBJECT(S): Middle Ages -- History -- Periodicals. Philosophy, Medieval -- Periodicals. Civilization, Medieval -- Periodicals. Theology -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 -- Periodicals. Canon law -- History -- Periodicals. Philosophy, Ancient -- Periodicals. Civilization, Classical -- Periodicals. Moyen Âge -- Histoire -- Périodiques. Philosophie médiévale -- Périodiques. Civilisation médiévale -- Périodiques. Théologie -- Histoire -- 600-1500 (Moyen Âge). Notations on covers, otherwise Very Good Condition. (ID #17978) $350.00. 

177. • Zomet Institute; World Zionist Organization. CROSSROADS: HALACHA AND THE MODERN WORLD. VOLUME I OF A SERIAL PUBLICATION. Jerusalem: Zomet IN Association With The Torah Education Dept. World Zionist Organization., 1987. Cloth. 8vo. 275 pages. First edition. First English translation of articles from Tehumin, an annual anthology in Hebrew devoted to studies of the interrelation of Torah, society and state. Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Religion and state -- Israel. The Zomet Institute (ZOMET is a Hebrew acronym for Torah and Science Research Teams, and also the Hebrew word for crossroads) grapples with the questions posed to orthodox Jewry by the challenges of the modern world. Excellent condition. (RAB-6-9) (ID #18214) $35.00.

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RAB-7-18-chilton.jpg (178192 bytes)178. • Chilton, Bruce and Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: PRACTICES AND BELIEFS. London And New York: Routledge., 1995. Cloth., 8vo. Xix, 203 pages. First thus. Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-199) and index. Neusner is a U. S. Scholar, historian, professor, and prolific author. He wrote the five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia (1965–70), the first full-scale treatment in over half a century of the period and place that produced the Babylonian Talmud. This work reflects a "history of religions" approach and incorporates the results of modern Iranian studies. Chilton is a professor of religion and author of many scholarly articles and books. SUBJECT(S): Judaism (Christian theology) . Christianity -- Origin. Jewish sects -- History. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Nieuwe Testament. Jodendom. Bible. N. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Excellent condition. (RAB-7-18) (ID #18431) $20.00.

 

 

 



RAB-7-3-cohen.jpg (174405 bytes)179. • Cohen, B. SEFER SHEVIL HA-ZAHAV: DERUSHIM NE`IMIM.... New York: B. Cohen., 1902. Cloth., 8vo. 84 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. In English on title page: Shvil Ha-zohov by B. Cohen of Brainsk [Poland]. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, Stanford, Princeton) . Has been rebound; some chipping to edges and corners. Leaves dark; otherwise, very good condition. (RAB-7-3) (ID #18416) $125.00.

 

 

 

 


RAB-7-16-eisenstein.jpg (104762 bytes)180. • Eisenstein, Judah David, editor and translator. THE TALES OF RABBAH BAR-BAR HANNAH; THE ARAMAIC TEXT WITH HEBREW TRANSLATION, ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND COMMENTS. New York: Behrman’s Jewish Book House., 1937. Cloth., 8vo. Xvi, 208 pages. Gilt titles. In Aramaic, Hebrew, and English. Rabbah bar Bar Hannah was a 3rd-century sage and fabulist. Eisenstein was a Polish-born American anthologist and encyclopedist, author, and translator. Very good condition. (RAB-7-16) (ID #18429) $35.00.

 

 

 



RAB-7-1-hadas.jpg (151585 bytes)181. • Hadas, David. עלי הדס: הגיונות במדרשי חז''ל על סדר פרשיות השנה...`ALE HADAS: HEGYONOT BE-MIDRESHE HAZAL `AL SEDER PARASHI’OT HA-SHANAH.... New York: Jewish Publication Society OF America., 1936. Cloth., 8vo. 264 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. Title on facing page: ‘Ale? Hadas: sive, Folia, myrtea; tentamina ad quaestiones quasdam morales ex Rabbinorum sententiis illustrandas spectantia secundum Pentateuchi periocopas descripta. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Meditations. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Some soil and age darkening; spine and corners bumped. Good condition. (RAB-7-1) (ID #18414) $25.00.

 


RAB-7-10-kadushin.jpg (139616 bytes)182. • Kadushin, Max. ORGANIC THINKING: A STUDY IN RABBINIC THOUGHT. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary OF America., 1938. Cloth., 8vo. Xvi, 376 pages. First edition. Includes index. "Notes": pages 267-324. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Thought and thinking. Judaïsme. Judaïsme -- Doctrines. Littérature rabbinique. Kadushin was a conservative rabbi who taught at the JTS for 20 years. The JTS says of him, “Kadushin's chief scholarly work was produced in his attempt to demonstrate that rabbinic thinking presents a systematically structured world outlook. His publications include The Theology of Seder Eliahu (1932), Organic Thinking (1938), The Rabbinic Mind (1952), Worship and Ethics (1964), and A Contemporary Approach to the Mekilta (1969) . ” Very clean and tight. Very good condition. (RAB-7-10) (ID #18423) $20.00.

 

 

 


RAB-7-11-kadushin.jpg (129476 bytes)183. • Kadushin, Max. THE RABBINIC MIND. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary OF America., 1952. Cloth., 8vo. 394 pages. Gilt titles. First edition. Bibliographical notes and index. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Judaïsme. Judaïsme -- Doctrines. Kadushin was a conservative rabbi who taught at the JTS for 20 years. The JTS says of him, “Kadushin's chief scholarly work was produced in his attempt to demonstrate that rabbinic thinking presents a systematically structured world outlook. His publications include The Theology of Seder Eliahu (1932), Organic Thinking (1938), The Rabbinic Mind (1952), Worship and Ethics (1964), and A Contemporary Approach to the Mekilta (1969) . ” Ex-library. Very good condition. (RAB-7-11) (ID #18424) $20.00.

 

 

 


heb-1-21-ohel-yakov.jpg (77657 bytes)184. • Kranz, Yakov ben Wolf of Dubno. אהל יעקב. OHEL YAKOV. No Place [Johannisburg or Koenigsberg], no publisher. 1861. Half leather, 8vo. [3], 115 pages. In Hebrew. Fourth edition. Yakov of Dubno, renowned Hasidic preacher; born at Zietil, Vilna gubernia, about 1740; died at Zamosc Dec. 18, 1804. Appointed preacher in Jewish communities of Zolkiev, Dubno, Wlodawa, Kalisch, and Zamosc, Kranz was a confidant of Vilna Gaon in his last days. Yakov of Dubno was an unrivaled preacher. Possessed of great eloquence, he illustrated both his sermons and his homiletic commentaries with parables taken from human life. By such parables he explained the most difficult passages, and cleared up many perplexing questions in rabbinical law. He was also an eminent rabbinical scholar, and on many occasions was consulted as an authority. All of Yakov's works were published after his death by his son Isaac Kranz and his pupil Abraham Bar Plahm. Among them is "Ohel Yakov", a homiletic commentary on the Pentateuch abounding with graphic parables (Herman Rosenthal, M.Seligsohn, EJ). Not on CD, not in OCLC. Hard cover, cardboard boards, leather spine. The volume has some wear and tear, otherwise in very good condition (HEB-1-21). An inscription in Hebrew on the fly page: "Belongs to Izchak Mats". $150.00.

 

 



heb-1-22-et-laasot.jpg (73785 bytes)185. • Lichtenstein, Hillel. עת לעשות. ET LAASOT. Lemberg: Verlag des B.Lichtenstein, Kolomea, 1872.Half leather. 8vo. [8], 94 pages. In Yiddish. Hillel Lichtenstein (Lash), Hungarian rabbi; born at Vecs 1815; died at Kolomea, Galicia, May 18, 1891. A student of Moshe Sofer. He was a leader of the Orthodox extremists in Hungary, resisted any deviation from the traditional ritual, and denounced the adoption of modern social manners and the acquisition of secular education. Lichtenstein was a powerful preacher and a popular writer, and the resistance to modern tendencies among the Jews of northern Hungary is largely due to his influence. He was an opponent also of all agitation for the political emancipation of the Jews, saying that it is the duty of the Jews to suffer the tribulations of the Exile until God finds them ripe for Messianic redemption. Of the numerous works which Lichtenstein wrote, some of them being in Hebrew and others in Yiddish, the most important are "Maskil el Dal" (Lemberg), "'Et la-Asot" (Lemberg), and "Abkat Rokel", all of which have been repeatedly reedited. They are all devoted to the denunciation of liberal Judaism (Isidore Singer, Gotthard Deutsch, EJ). Includes the author's responsa. Not on CD, not in OCLC. Hard cover, cardboard boards, leather spine. The volume has some wear and tear, otherwise in good condition (HEB-1-22). A stamp on the back of the title page reads, "Baruch Bendit Lichtenstein," probably belonging to the book's editor, a son or a grandson of the author. $200.00.

 

 



RAB-7-5-maimonides.jpg (205745 bytes)186. • Maimonides, Moses, Joshua Finkel, and Shmuel Ibn Tibbon. MAIMONIDES' TREATISE ON RESURRECTION: (MAQALA FI TEHIYYAT HA-METIM) . New York: American Academy For Jewish Research., 1939. Wrappers., 8vo. Approximately 140 pages. First edition. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Illustrated with two facsimiles of the original manuscripts. Introduction, notes, and appendices in English by Finkel, followed by the original manuscript in Arabic (Hebrew script), and Hebrew translation by Samuel Ibn Tibbon, and a Hebrew glossary. Finkel (1904-1983) was an American "orientalist and scholar, [who was] born in Warsaw, Poland, and was taken to the United States in 1913. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary...[and] spent the years 1924-26 in research in Egypt, where he procured the manuscripts of the three Arabic epistles of al-Jahiz (c. 776-868), a celebrated Muslim polygraph, which he published in Cairo in 1926. From 1937 [on] he taught Semitic languages at Yeshiva University. His later interest in psychoanalysis produced some studies in which he applied psychoanalytic theories to Jewish cultural phenomena" [Abraham Solomon Halkin in EJ]. SUBJECT(S): Resurrection (Jewish theology) . Yapped edges are bumped; cover soil. Interior in very good condition. (RAB-7-5) (ID #18418) $50.00.



RAB-7-7-margulies.jpg (169992 bytes)187. • Margulies, Mordecai. MIDRASH VA-YIKRA RABAH. VOLUME I ONLY. 1953. Cloth., 8vo. Approximately 225 pages. First edition. Volume I of a 5-volume set. In Hebrew. Title page in English on verso: Midrash Wayyikra Rabbah: A Critical Edition Based on Manuscripts and Genizah Fragments With Variants and Notes. Part One Chapters I-XI. Margulies was a Warsaw-born scholar who later taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary. “His major work was a critical edition of Midrash Va-Yikra Rabbah, 5 vols. (1953–60), which is considered to be a model of critical editing of a midrashic text. Margaliot [Margulies] also contributed to scholarly publications and was the editor of two popular biographical dictionaries, one on the sages of the Talmud and the geonim. ” (Tovia Preeschel, EJ) Bernard Mandelkern’s copy, inscribed by him on title page. Bit of marginalia in pencil in Mandelkern’s hand. Edgewear; pages dark. Binding tight; interior in very good condition. (RAB-7-7) (ID #18420) $50.00.

 

 


RAB-7-20-neusner.jpg (82432 bytes)188. • Neusner, Jacob. FOUNDATIONS OF JUDAISM. Atlanta, Georgia: Scholars Press., 1993. Cloth., 8vo. Xvii, 126 pages. Second printing. Abridged version of a 3-part work published 1983-1985 under the same title. Series: South Florida studies in the history of Judaism, number 86. Indices. Neusner is a U. S. Scholar, historian, professor, and prolific author. He wrote the five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia (1965–70), the first full-scale treatment in over half a century of the period and place that produced the Babylonian Talmud. This work reflects a "history of religions" approach and incorporates the results of modern Iranian studies. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Origin. Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Midrash -- History and criticism. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Messiah -- Judaism -- History of doctrines. Revelation -- Judaism -- History of doctrines. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. Excellent condition. (RAB-7-20) (ID #18433) $20.00.

 

 



RAB-7-21-neusner.jpg (75036 bytes)189. • Neusner, Jacob. RABBINIC JUDAISM: DISPUTES AND DEBATES: FIRST SERIES. Atlanta, Georgia: Scholars Press., 1994. Cloth., 8vo. Xvi, 284 pages. Series: South Florida studies in the history of Judaism, number 107. Bibliographical references and index. Neusner is a U. S. Scholar, historian, professor, and prolific author. He wrote the five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia (1965–70), the first full-scale treatment in over half a century of the period and place that produced the Babylonian Talmud. This work reflects a "history of religions" approach and incorporates the results of modern Iranian studies. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425 -- Historiography. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc. Judaism -- History -- Book reviews. Jewish learning and scholarship -- United States. Excellent condition. (RAB-7-21) (ID #18434) $25.00.

 

 

 


RAB-7-17-neusner.jpg (144872 bytes)190. • Neusner, Jacob. THE TRANSFORMATION OF JUDAISM: FROM PHILOSOPHY TO RELIGION. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock., 1992. Paper., 8vo. Xvi, 345 pages. First thus. Bibliographical references, bibliography, index, and appendices. Neusner is a U. S. Scholar, historian, professor, and prolific author. He wrote the five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia (1965–70), the first full-scale treatment in over half a century of the period and place that produced the Babylonian Talmud. This work reflects a "history of religions" approach and incorporates the results of modern Iranian studies. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaism and philosophy. Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Jodendom. OCLC lists no copies of this edition seldom seen. Excellent condition. (RAB-7-17) (ID #18430) $40.00.

 

 

 

 

RAB-7-19-neusner.jpg (107877 bytes)191. • Neusner, Jacob. TRADITION AS SELECTIVITY: SCRIPTURE, MISHNAH, TOSEFTA, AND MIDRASH IN THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA: THE CASE OF TRACTATE ARAKHIN. Atlanta, Georgia: Scholars Press., 1990. Cloth., 8vo. Xiv, 231 pages. First thus. Series: South Florida studies in the history of Judaism, number 09. Bibliographical references and index. Neusner is a U. S. Scholar, historian, professor, and prolific author. He wrote the five-volume History of the Jews in Babylonia (1965–70), the first full-scale treatment in over half a century of the period and place that produced the Babylonian Talmud. This work reflects a "history of religions" approach and incorporates the results of modern Iranian studies. SUBJECT(S): Babylonische Talmoed. Talmud. Arakhin -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishnah. Arakhin -- Comparative studies. Tosefta. Arakhin -- Comparative studies. Excellent condition. (RAB-7-19) (ID #18432) $125.00.

 

 



RAB-7-2-schatzkes.jpg (199306 bytes)191A. • Schatzkes, M[oses] A[aron]. ספר המפתח: לפתוח שערי היכלי אגדות חז''ל... SEFER HA-MAFTEAH: LI-FETOAH SHA’ARE HEKHALE AGADOT HAZAL.... Warsaw., 1869. Leather., 8vo. Approximately 320 pages. Morocco leather binding; speckled edges. Printed on fine rag paper. First edition. Second volume of a two-volume set. German title on facing page: Hamafteach; oder der Schluessel, zum labyrinth der aeussert raethselhaften Sagen unserer Weisen; Mafteach . Index. SUBJECT (S): Aggada -- Commentaries. Schatzkes was a 19th-century Russian writer from Pinsk. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Heavy wear to covers. Backstrip not present; covers and first and last signature detached, but present. Interior somewhat age-darkened; otherwise in very good condition. (RAB-7-2) (ID #18415) $50.00.

 



RAB-7-14-stitskin.jpg (93260 bytes)192. • Stitskin, Leon D. EIGHT JEWISH PHILOSOPHERS: IN THE TRADITION OF PERSONALISM. Jerusalem And New York: Feldheim., 1979. Cloth., 8vo. Xvi, 208 pages. Gilt titles. Bibliographical notes and index. SUBJECT (S): Personalism. Jewish philosophers. Personalisme. A chapter on each of eight medieval philosophers: Isaac Ben solomon Israeli, Bahya Ibn Pakuda, Abraham Bar Hiyya, Joseph Ibn Zaddik, Moses Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Shem Tob Ibn Falaquera, and Hillel Ben Shmuel. Stitskin was a Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University. Excellent condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-7-14) (ID #18427) $35.00.

193. Another Copy, lacking the dust jacket, otherwise excellent condtion. (RAB-7-15) (ID #18428) $30.00.

 

 


RAB-7-13-stitskin.jpg (133902 bytes)194. • Stitskin, Leon D. JUDAISM AS A PHILOSOPHY; THE PHILOSOPHY OF ABRAHAM BAR HIYYA, 1065-1143. [brooklyn]: Published For Bernard Revel Graduate School, Yeshiva University BY Bloch., 1960. Cloth., 8vo. 251 pages. First edition. Includes bibliographical references and index. Abraham bar Hiyya, 12th century Spaniard, was “the first Jewish philosopher to adopt the fundamental concepts of Aristotle and render them compatible with biblical thought-forms, ” preceding Abraham Ibn Daud and Maimonides. Stitskin was a Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Yeshiva University. Very good condition. (RAB-7-13) (ID #18426) $20.00.

 

 

 



RAB-7-12-yoshor.jpg (157693 bytes)195. • Yoshor, Moses M. SAINT AND SAGE (HAFETZ HAYIM) . New York: Bloch., 1937. Cloth., 8vo. Xix, 280 pages. First edition. Frontispiece portrait of the Hafetz Hayim. Illustrated with facsimiles. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S): Israel Meir, ha-Kohen, 1838-1933. This is a rare biography of Israel Meir ha-Cohen, popularly known as the Hafetz Hayim, “rabbi, ethical writer, and talmudist; one of the most saintly figures in modern Judaism. ” (EJ) Boards scuffed; pages dark. Good condition. (RAB-7-12) (ID #18425) $20.00.

 

 


RAB-7-4-zagorski.jpg (175764 bytes)196. • Zagorski, E[fraim]. M[enkin]. TORAT AL-MAVET: NEFESH HA-ADAM VE-KIYUMAH HUTS LA-GUF.... Warsaw: Bamberg., 1860. Cloth., 8vo. First edition. Approximately 300 pages. Two volumes in one. Quarter leather; stamped boards. Spattered edges; rag paper. In Hebrew. Second volume contains poem by the author in Hebrew with German translation. Title pages in German on verso and following Hebrew title page. German title: Psychologische unterhaltungen, Lehre ueber meine Fortdauer in Tode. Two-column layout. Notes and index. SUBJECT (S): Immortality. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Corners and edges chipped. Usual age staining. Binding tight; interior in very good condition. (RAB-7-4) (ID #18417) $200.00.


 

 

luchotedut.jpg (109807 bytes)197. • Eybeschuetz, Jonathan אייבשיץ, יהונתן בן נתן נטע (d. 1764).  לוחת עדות. LUCHOT EDUT. Lemberg : D. H. Schrenzel, 1857. Cloth, 12mo, unpaginated (ca. 100 leaves). 20 cm. Printed on heavy rag paper. Eybeschuetz, (aka Eibeschutz or ben Nathan Nata; 1690/95–1764), was a child prodigy, a “talmudist and kabbalist…In his youth, after the death of his father, he studied in Prossnitz under Meir Eisenstadt and Eliezer ha-Levi Ettinger, his uncle, and in Vienna under Samson Wertheimer. He married the daughter of Isaac Spira, the av bet din of Bunzlau. After traveling for some time he settled in Prague in 1715, and in time became head of the yeshivah and a famous preacher …The people of Prague held Eybeschuetz in high esteem and he was considered second only to David Oppenheim. In 1725 he was among the Prague rabbis who excommunicated the Shabbatean sect. After the death of David Oppenheim (1736), he was appointed dayyan of Prague . Elected rabbi of Metz in 1741, he subsequently became rabbi of the “Three Communities,” Altona , Hamburg , and Wandsbek (1750). Both in Metz and in Altona he had many disciples and was considered a great preacher.    His position in the Three Communities, however, was undermined when the dispute broke out concerning his suspected leanings toward Shabbateanism. This controversy accompanied Eybeschuetz throughout his life, and the quarrel had repercussions in every community from Holland to Poland . His main opponent was Jacob Emden, also a famous talmudist and his rival in the candidature to the rabbinate of the Three Communities. The quarrel developed into a great public dispute which divided the rabbis of the day….When Moses Mendelssohn was in Hamburg in 1761, Eybeschuetz treated him with great respect, even publishing a letter on him (Kerem Hemed, 3 (1838), 224–5), incontrovertible testimony to Eybeschuetz' awareness of Mendelssohn's ideological approach.    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.…Since (apart from Kereti u-Feleti) his works were not printed in his lifetime, it is clear that his great influence among his contemporaries must have derived from the power of his oral teaching and from his personality, both of which were highly praised by many writers….Suspicions were aroused against him on two occasions: in 1724, with the appearance of a manuscript entitled Va-A vo ha-Yom elha-Ayin, which the Shabbateans, and also several of his own students, ascribed to him. This book (preserved in Ms.) is indisputably a Shabbatean work. Even after he had signed the herem against the Shabbateans, suspicion was not allayed and it prevented his election to the rabbinate of Prague . In 1751, the dispute grew more virulent when some amulets written by Eybeschuetz in Metz and Altona were opened. Jacob Emden deciphered them and found that they contained unmistakable Shabbatean formulae (Sefat Emet, 1752). Eybeschuetz denied that the amulets had any continuous logical meaning, maintaining that they consisted simply of “Holy Names” (Luhot Edut, 1755), and he even put forward an interpretation of them based on his system. (Gershom Scholem in EJ, 1972). Subject(s): Amulets. Eybeschuetz-Emden controversy. Hinges repaired, wear to boards, lacks front endpaper, otherwise Good Solid condition. (HEB-1-21)$150.00

 
1st Edition of the Most Important Work by the “Russian Mendelssohn”

 levinson.jpg (109807 bytes)198. • Levinsohn, Isaac Baer (1788-1860). TE`UDAH BE-YISRAEL. תעודה בישראל. Vilna ve-Horodna: a.y. ha-madpisim Menahem Man ben Barukh [ve]-Śimhah Zimel ben Menahem Nahum, 1828. 1st edition. Quarter Leather, 12mo, xii, 193 pages. 21 cm. Printed on heavy rag paper. Interestingly, with an ownership stamp "IBL" (Isaac Baer Levinsohn?) on the title page. Levinson was one of the founders of the Haskalah in Russia . ”He also was known as Ribal (initials of Rabbi Isaac Baer Levinsohn)…From 1820–23 he spread the ideas of the Haskalah as a private tutor in wealthy homes in Berdichev and other towns…..Levinsohn's connections with the Russian government gave him authority in Haskalah circles and protected him against the fury of his fanatical opponents. In his memoranda he tried to persuade the Russian authorities to mitigate the persecution of the Jews (his memorandum against the kidnapping of children for military service) and to introduce reforms in the spirit of the Haskalah. He supported a plan for agricultural settlement of Jews, especially those who had lost their livelihood owing to expulsion from the countryside and border areas…..Levinsohn's literary work was mainly polemical and propagandistic. It dealt with the social, internal, and external position of the Jews in Eastern Europe . He started his public advocacy of the Haskalah by writing satires, mainly imitations of those by Perl and Erter….In 1823, Levinsohn completed his most influential work Te'udah be-Yisrael ("Testimony in Israel") which, because of Orthodox opposition, did not appear until 1828 (Vilna)….[In it h]e characterized the Hebrew language as "the bond of religion and national survival," uniting all the dispersions of Israel into one people. He severely criticized the traditional Hadarim ("Hebrew schools") which he dubbed "Hadrei mavet" ("rooms of death"). He denounced their talmudic-centered curriculum, their unsystematic method of instruction, and their employment of corporal punishment. He objected to the use of Yiddish and demanded its replacement by "pure" German or Russian. He demonstrated that great Jews of the past knew foreign languages and studied the sciences, and explained the advantages of such studies, both in business and in relations with the authorities. He devoted considerable space to the advocacy of manual labor, especially farming, and criticized Jewish fondness for petty trading. The book had a great impact on Russian Jewish life. Groups formed in many towns which undertook to carry out Levinsohn's proposals. Even a part of Orthodox Jewry received the book sympathetically; only the Hasidim regarded it as a dangerous work. They banned the book and labeled an adherent of the Haskalah with the pejorative epithet te'udke. The Russian government awarded him a prize of 1,000 rubles for Te'udah be-Yisrael.…His contemporaries called him "The Russian Mendelssohn." For the modern reader, only his first book, Te'udah be-Yisrael, is of some historical value. By his personality and literary activity, Levinsohn undoubtedly did much to strengthen the moderate Haskalah. Certain ideas formulated in Te'udah be-Yisrael, such as educational reform and the transition to a life of labor and agriculture, later became a part of the programs of Hibbat Zion, Zionism, and other organizations and movements which preached "the productivization" of the Jewish masses and their adaptation to life in the modern world” (Yehuda Slutsky in EJ, 1972). Repair to title page, with some loss of text. Otherwise Very Good Condition in Good period binding. (HEB-1-22) $750.00

rosin.jpg (99667 bytes)199. • Rosin, David. JAHRESBERICHT DES JÜDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS "FRAENKEL'SCHER STIFTUNG." BRESLAU, AM GEDÄCHTNISSTAGE DES STIFTERS, DEN 27. JANUAR 1876. VORAN GEHT: DIE ETHIK DES MAIMONIDES. Breslau: The Seminar, 1876. Paper Wrappers; 8vo. 150, XIII pages. Ex-library. Paper browning but solid. Bound in later pamphlet protectors, which have been repaired. (GER-12-33-dw) (ID #18447) $50.00. 

 

 


zuckermann.jpg (83540 bytes)200. • Zuckermann, B. JAHRESBERICHT DES JÜDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS "FRAENKEL'SCHER STIFTUNG." BRESLAU, AM GEDÄCHTNISSTAGE DES STIFTERS, DEN 27. JANUAR 1882. VORAN GEHT: MATERIALIEN ZUR ENTWICKELUNG DER ALTJÜDISCHEN ZEITRECHNUNG IM TALMUD. Breslau: The Seminar, 1882. Paper Wrappers; 8vo. 68, XI pages. Ex-library. Bound in later pamphlet protector with repairs. Good Condition. (GER-12-34-dw) (ID #18448) $50.00.