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Nr. 36. • Davidson, Israel. SAADIA'S POLEMIC AGAINST HIWI AL BALKHI: A FRAGMENT EDITED FROM A GENIZAH MS. New York: JTSA, 1915.
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185. • Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal; Joseph Ben Ephraim Karo. HAYE ADAM: HU`ATAK MEHA-SEFER HAYE ADAM BE-L. HA-K. SHE-HIBER AVRAHAM 
DANTSIG ... ES SHTEYEN ALE DINIM FUN DEM SHULHAN `ARUKH ORAH HAYIM UN ANDERE POSKIM ... Vilna: Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1912.
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201. • Levin, M. SEFER PIRHE HEMED: BEUR BA-MIKRA UVE-AGADOT HAZAL. London: Y. Naroditski, 1900.


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CONTENTS

 REFERENCE                                                              1-4

 BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                        5-7

  CAIRO GENIZAH                                                      8-16

  SECOND TEMPLE 17

 SEMITICS & HEBREW LANGUAGE STUDIES      18-20

SEFARDICA                                                                21-33

KARAISM                                                                    34-39

OTHER MEDIEVAL COMMUNITY HISTORIES      40-44

RAMBAM                                                                     45-68

 RASHI & RELATED                                                    69-77

 EYBESCHUETZ                                                           78-79

 SHECHITA                                                                   80-83

KASHRUTH                                                                  84-85

HASIDUT & MYSTICISM                                            86-93

KABBALAH                                                                  94-107

ORTHODOXY                                                              108-110

KROCHMAL                                                                 111-113

CIVIL LAW                                                                   114-115

ETHICS                                                                          116-120

FESTSCHRIFTEN                                                         121

AMERCANA                                                                 122-135

WOMEN, GENDER, SEX, & MARRIAGE                   136-141

JEWISH PHILOSOPHY                                                 142-148

LITERATURE                                                                 149-152

OTHER MEDIEVAL                                                       153-176

OTHER RABBINICS                                                       177-302

PERIODICALS                                                                303-306

REFERENCE

1. • Hurwitz, S. L. OTSAR HA-TORAH: MIVHAR HA-DERUSH BI-YISRA’EL, HALAKHAH VE-AGADAH, KABALAH VE-HASIDUT, FILOSOFIA DATIT, MUSAR HA-YEHADUT, HAKHMAT YISRA’EL, TA’AME HA-MITSVOT U-MEKORE HALKHOT HA-TORAH BE-SHAS U-FUSKIM ’AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH. New York: Hevrat Otsar Ha-Torah, 1926. Cloth, Small 4to. 420 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew – United States; Jewish sermons, American. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. English title: Encyclopedia of religion, ethics, homiletics, philosophy and Jewish lore on the Bible. Hinges broken, occasional pencil marginalia, good condition. (MX-16-12) (ID #19836) $30.00. 

RAB-27-4.jpg (461382 bytes)2. • Knobil, Schewach. SEFER TOLDOT GEDOLE HORAAH: VE-HEMAH ... RASHI, RAMBAM, HA-ROSH, BA`AL HA-TURIM, BET YOSEF, HA-RAMA, TUZ, HA-SHAKH, MAGEN AVRAHAM, PERI MEGADIM ... New York: M. Dubinsky?, 1954. Cloth, 8vo. Vi, 110 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis – biography; Jewish scholars – biography; Rabbinical literature. Good+ condition. (RAB-27-4) (ID #20612) $100.00. 

3. • Kolatch, Alfred J. WHO'S WHO IN THE TALMUD. New York, J. David, 1964. Hardback, 8vo. 315 pages. Facsims. In English. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Biography. Talmud -- Introductions. Kolatch, (1916– ) , U. S. Rabbi, author, and publisher. Kolatch was born in Seattle, Washington, and received his B. A. From Yeshiva College in 1937 and his ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1941. After two years as rabbi of the House of Peace (later Beth Sholom) Congregation in Columbia, South Carolina (1941–43) , he enlisted as a chaplain in the U. S. Army and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of captain. From 1946 to 1948, he served as rabbi of the Kew Gardens Jewish Center in Queens, New York. In 1948, Kolatch and his wife, Thelma, founded Jonathan David Co, named for their two sons, and Jonathan David Publishers, specializing in Judaica book publishing and distribution. After decades of growth at several Manhattan locations, the company relocated to expanded quarters in Middle Village, New York, where Kolatch continued to serve as its president and editor-in-chief. Over the years, some 700 Judaica titles have appeared under the Jonathan David imprint, including such classics as The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning by Maurice Lamm; God, Man and History by Eliezer Berkovits; The Encyclopedia of Jewish Humor, by Henry D. Spalding; and the Great Jews volumes by Robert and Elinor Slater and Darryl Lyman. (EJ, Gordon) Ex library in very good condition (SPEC4-7) (ID #20422) $30.00. 


RAB-21-14.jpg (430824 bytes)4. • Walden, Aaron Ben Isaiah Nathan. ספר שם הגדולים החדש בו נקבצו ובאו שמות גאוני וגדולי ישראל ... אשר היו מזמן חיים יוסף דוד אזולאי בעל שם הגדולים הראשון SEFER SHEM HA-GEDOLIM HE-HADASH BO NIKBETSU U-VAU SHEMOT GEONE U-GEDOLE YISRAEL ... ASHER HAYU MI-ZEMAN HAYIM YOSEF DAVID AZULAI, BA`AL SHEM HA-GEDOLIM HA-RISHON ... New York: Y. Ts. Halevi, 1948. Cloth, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews – bio-bibliography; Rabbis – bio-bibliography; Hebrew literature – bio-bibliography; Rabbinical literature – bio-bibliography; Rabbis – biography; Holocaust – rabbis. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Bookplate, good condition. (RAB-21-14) (ID #20662) $60.00. 

 


BIBLIOGRAPHY

5. • RELIGION AND THEOLOGY CITATIONS TO 4277 SELECTED DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS AND MASTERS THESES PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1985 AND 1990. Bell And Howell Company, 1991. Paper wrappers, Folio. 160 pages. In English. OCLC lists only 1 holding worldwide (CANADIAN UNIV COLL) , none outside Canada. In good condition. (SPEC4-20) (ID #20435) $100.00. 

6. • Rakover, Nahum. OTSAR HA-MISHPAT: MAFTEAH BIBLIYOGRAFI LA-MISHPAT HA-`IVRI. Jerusalem: Ha-Sifriyah Ha-Mishpatit, Mekhon Hari Fishel Li-Derishat Ha-Talmud U-Mishpat Ha-Torah, 1975. Cloth, 8vo. 546 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- bibliography. SEREIS: helek 1: Pirsume ha-Fakultah le-mishpatim shel Universitat Tel-Aviv ; ; pirsum mis. 12; Variation: Pirsume ha-Fakultah le-mishpatim, Universitat Tel-Aviv ; ; mis. 12. Pages tanning, bumped corners, good+ condition. (BIB-5-2) (ID #20056) $75.00. 

7. • University Microfilms International. RELIGION, THEOLOGY, AND PHILOSOPHY: A CATALOG OF SELECTED DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RESEARCH. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International,, 1987. Paper Wrappers, Folio. 52 pages. In English. Includes Jewish material. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide [SAINT OLAF, LANCASTER BIBLE COL, COLUMBIA INT UNIV (in South Carolina) ], none in prominent Jewish collections. SUBJECT(S): Religion -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Theology -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Philosophy -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Dissertations, Academic -- North America -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Catalogs, Publishers' -- United States. Named Corp: University Microfilms International -- Catalogs. In very good condition. (SPEC4-19) (ID #20434) $50.00. 

CAIRO GENIZAH

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

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

10. • Katsh, Abraham I. THE ANTONIN GENIZAH IN THE SALTYKOV-SCHEDRIN PUBLIC LIBRARY IN LENINGRAD. New York: Institute Of Hebrew Studies, New York University, 1963. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 17 pages. SUBJECT (S): Genizah; Manuscripts, Hebrew - catalogs. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. "Reprinted, with corrections, from the Leo Jung jubilee volume, 1962." Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Foxing on front cover, very good condition. (Katsh-1-6) x7 (ID #19584) $20.00. 

11. • Katsh, Abraham I. THE ANTONIN GENIZAH IN THE SALTYKOV-SHCHEDRIN PUBLIC LIBRARY IN LENINGRAD. 1960. Another copy, the original offprint (i.e. not a reprint in pamphlet form) Covers tanned around the edges, otherwise very good condition. (Katsh-2-23) (ID #19627) $20.00. 

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

13. • Katsh, Abraham I. גנזי תלמוד בבלי : ... עמודים של התלמוד הבבלי מהגניזה הקהירית : מאוסף אנטונין בספריה הלאומית בלנינגרד : יוצאים לאור בפעם הראשונה, עם מבוא, שינויי נוסחאות, והערות GINZE TALMUD BAVLI: MEHA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT: MEUSAF ANTONIN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-LEUMIT BE-LENINGRAD: YOTSIM LI-OR BA-PA`AM HA-RISHONAH, `IM MAVO, SHINUI NOSHAOT U-HE`AROT. VOL 1 (ONLY) . Jerusalem: R. Mas, 1975. Paper boards, 4to. In Hebrew with English introduction and title page. Facsimile illustrations. Volume 1 (of 2) only. SUBJECT(S): Cairo Genizah; Talmud - criticism, textual. In slipcase. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-27) (ID #19605) $200.00. 

14. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. גנזי תלמוד בבלי : ... עמודים של התלמוד הבבלי מהגניזה הקהירית : מאוסף אנטונין בספריה הלאומית בלנינגרד : יוצאים לאור בפעם הראשונה, עם מבוא, שינויי נוסחאות, והערות GINZE TALMUD BAVLI: MEHA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT: ME'USAF ANTONIN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-LE'UMIT BE-LENINGRAD: YOTS'IM LI-OR BA-PA'AM HA-RISHONAH, 'IM MAVO, SHINUI NOSHA'OT U-HE'AROT. VOL II. 4to. 170, vi, 90 pages. Facsimile illustrations. In slipcase. Vol. 2 only. In Hebrew with English introduction. SUBJECT (S): Cairo Genizah; Talmud - criticism, textual. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-20) X53 (ID #19483) $80.00. 

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

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

SECOND TEMPLE

17. • Hoffmann, David. ZUR EINLEITUNG IN DIE MECHILTA DE-RABBI SIMON BEN JOCHAI. Frankfurt A. M.: J. Kauffmann., 1906. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 15 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Simeon ben Yohai, 2nd cent. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Born in Hungary in 1843, Hoffmann was first a teacher and then rector of the Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin, succeeding Israel Hildesheimer, the Seminary's founder, in 1899. He wrote more than half a dozen books, and numerous essays and articles, some of which covered the Seminary. (Singer, JE) Spine worn, pages tanned, good condition. (GER-25-8) (ID #20291) $50.00. 

 

 


SEMITICS & HEBREW LANGUAGE STUDIES


GER-28-31.jpg (327980 bytes) 18. • Eiser, Leopold. BEITRÄGE ZUR RABBINISCHEN SPRACH- UND ALTERTHUMSKUNDE. VOLUME 1. Vienna: Herzfeld & Bauer, 1872. Cloth, 8vo. 126 pages. In German. Volume one only. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language – etymology. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Boards worn and chipped, water stain throughout, good- condition. (GER-28-31) (ID #20277) $150.00. 

 

 

 

GER-28-17.jpg (641333 bytes) 19. • Jolles, Jacob Zevi Ben Naphtali. ספר מלא הרועים : כולל אסיפת דיעות כל התנאים ואמוראים אשר המה מחולקים בכל הדינים שבתלמוד ... : ועוד לו חלק שני מדבר במדות וכללים שהתורה נדרשת בהם ; שונה הלכות SEFER MELO HA-RO`IM: KOLEL ASEFAT DE`OT KOL HA-TANAIM VE-AMORAIM ASHER HEMAH MEHULAKIM BE-KHOL HA-DINIM SHEBA-TALMUD ...: VE-`OD LO HELEK SHENI MEDABER BE-MIDOT U-KHELALIM SHEHA-TORAH NIDRESHET BA-HEM ; SHONEH HALAKHOT. Halbershtatt: Bi-Defus Yeruhm Fishl B. R. Tsevi., 1859. Cloth, 8vo. 228, 51 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – dictionaries – Hebrew; Talmud – Hermeneutics. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Yale, Princeton, New York Public Library, Yeshiva Univ) . Jolles (c. 1778-1825) was a “Galician talmudic scholar and kabbalist. Born in Przemysl, he served as rabbi in Glogow and Dinow. He leaned toward Hasidism, and was among the disciples of Jacob Isaac ha-Hozeh of Lublin. His most famous work was Melo ha-Ro'im (Zolkiew, 1838) , an encyclopedic work on the rules and principles of rabbinic law which made a great impression and was reprinted several times. His other published works are Hinnukh Beit Yehudah, a homiletic work in philosophic style; Kehillat Ya'akov, an encyclopedic treatment of kabbalistic topics; Emet le-Ya'akov, a homiletic work in hasidic style; Beit Va'ad le-Hakhamim, a directory of talmudic sages; Parashat Derakhim Zuta, homiletic discourses; Zikhron Ya'akov vi-Yhudah also consisting of homiletic discourses; and Yashresh Ya'akov, on Kabbalah. His notes and novellae on the Talmud are printed in the Vilna edition. Jolles composed many other books (27 are referred to in his foreword to Melo ha-Ro'im) , but most of them have disappeared. ” (EJ, 2007) Covers worn around the edges, front joint cracked, pages tanned and water stained, good condition. (GER-28-17) (ID #20263) $200.00. 

AMR-32-1.jpg (526016 bytes) 20. • Mannheimer, Sigmund. MEFALES NATIV: HEBREW READER AND GRAMMAR WITH EXERCISES FOR TRANSLATION. PART I. Cincinnati: Bloch, Hardcover, 8vo. V, 26 pages. Goldman 298. Singerman 4877. Deinard 525. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language – grammar. Moisture stain on front cover, hinges starting, good condition. (AMR-32-1) (ID #20184) $100.00. 

 

 

 


SEFARDICA


RAB-30-1.jpg (442134 bytes)21. • Crescas, Hasdai) Joel, Manuel. תורת הפילוסופיה הדתית של רבי (דון) חסדאי קרשרש TORAT HA-FILOSOFYAH HA-DATIT SHEL RABI (DON) HASDAI KRESKAS. Tel Aviv: Ha-Sha'ar, 1928. Cloth, 8vo. 111 pages. In Hebrew. 1st edition thus. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish; Crescas, Hasdai, ca. 1340-1412. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. “Joel [1826-1890], who was born in Birnbaum, Poznan province, was the son of the local rabbi. He studied classics and philosophy at Berlin and obtained a doctorate at Halle. In Berlin he came under the influence of Leopold Zunz and M. Sachs. Joining the staff of the Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar in Breslau on its foundation in 1854, he taught classical languages, religious philosophy, and homiletics there. In 1864 he was appointed rabbi of the Breslau community, succeeding A. Geiger. At the rabbinical assemblies of Kassel and Leipzig, he defended moderation in Reform against Geiger's radicalism and stressed the need for preserving the Jewish character of synagogue worship and respect for the historical past. Joel's scholarly importance lies mainly in the field of religious philosophy. He wrote on Ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, Crescas, and Levi b. Gershom, investigating their Greek and Arabic sources, and their influence, in turn, on Christian scholasticism and Spinoza. ” (EJ, 2007) Crescas (or Cresques, c. 1340–winter 1410–11), was a "Catalonian rabbi, philosopher, and statesman. Crescas was born into an old Barcelonan family of rabbis and merchants. He studied Talmud and philosophy there under Rabbi Nissim b. Reuben Gerondi (c. 1310–1376) and together with Nissim's other outstanding disciple, Rabbi Isaac b. Sheshet (1326–1408). In the 1360s, he served as one of the ne'emanim or 'secretaries' of the Jewish community. By the 1370s, he was recognized as an authority on talmudic law, was requested by King Peter IV of Aragon to adjudicate certain cases concerning Jews, and received legal queries from Jews throughout the Kingdom of Aragon and abroad. He wrote poetry, and in 1370 participated in a competition between the Hebrew poets of Barcelona and those of Gerona. With the accession in 1387 of King John I and Queen Violante, he became a familiar of the royal household. In 1389 he moved to Saragossa, seat of the main royal court, and served there as rabbi. In 1390 he was empowered by the throne as judge of all the Jews of the Kingdom of Aragon. During the anti-Jewish riots of 1391, he worked together with the king and queen to protect the Jewish communities of the kingdom, but with only partial success: hundreds of Jewish communities in Valencia, Majorca, and Catalonia were destroyed, thousands of Jews killed, and more than 100,000 were converted to Christianity; but the Jewish communities in Aragon and Roussillon were saved. Despite Crescas' efforts to have his family protected, his only son was murdered in Barcelona. Crescas prepared a Hebrew chronicle of the massacres addressed to the Jews of Avignon, dated October 19, 1391 (trans. in Fritz Kobler, Letters of the Jews through the Ages, London 1952, pp. 272–75)...In the wake of 1391, Crescas, supported by the king and queen, devoted himself to the reconstruction of the devastated Jewish communities of the Kingdom of Aragon. He also secured passage for thousands of Conversos on ships sailing for places outside Christendom, like North Africa or the Land of Israel, where they could legally return to Judaism. He made efforts to reform the system of communal representation in Saragossa, and in 1396 framed regulations (no longer extant) for the community, which strengthened the powers of its administrators" (Warren Zev Harvey in EJ, 2007).Ex library, good+ condition. (RAB-30-1) (ID #20718) $75.00. 

22. • Geiger, Abraham. SALOMO GABIROL UND SEINE DICHTUNGEN. Leipzig: Leiner, 1867. Hardcover, 12mo. X, 147 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Ibn Gabirol, 11th cent. SERIES: Schriften hrsg. Vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 12. Jahr, 1833-1867. Abraham Geiger (1810-1847) was a Reform movement leader. In 1832, he became the rabbi of Wiesbaden, and began his program of reform; five years later, he hosted the first meeting of Reform rabbis there. He also served in Breslau and Frankfurt, his hometown. His well-known Orthodox opponents were S. R. Hirsch and A Titkin. Boards worn on edges, front cover detached, pages tanned, good condition. (GER-25-15) (ID #20299) $40.00. 

 

 



RAB-21-15.jpg (595119 bytes)23. • Gerondi, Jonah Ben Abraham. שערי תשובה ; מאת ... מאת רבינו יונה גירונדי... ונלוה אליו ספר היראה מהמחכר SHA`ARE TESHUVAH. Vacz: Administration Des Tel Taplios, 1916. Cloth, 8vo. 99 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The gates of repentance. SUBJECT(S): Ethics, Jewish. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA) . Gerondi (1200-1263) was a Spanish rabbi, and cousin of Nahmanides. His hometown was Gerona, but he lived many years in Barcelona, and spent the end of his life in Toledo, where he built a yeshiva. Much of his preaching and writing concerned ethics. Gerondi's books on ethics were widely read, in which “he protested forcefully against the many Spanish Jews who disregarded the mitzvot and against widespread sexual immorality. ”(EJ, Kupfer) Owner's name on fly leaf, pages brown, boards a little worn, spine repaired, good- condition. (RAB-21-15) (ID #20663) $125.00. 

 

 


RAB-30-15.jpg (655244 bytes)24. • Ibn Janah, Abu Al-Walid Marwan; Yehudah Ibn Tibon; Michael Wilensky. SEFER HARIQMA: KITAB AL-LUMA. VOLUME 2 (OF TWO) ONLY. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1930. Hardcover, 4to. Facsimile illustrations. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language – grammar. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. SERIES: Scripta Academiae Literarum Judaicarum: Corpus grammaticorum et exegetarum judaeorum. Ibn Janah was an early 11th century Spanish grammarian and lexicographer, possibly from Cordoba, Spain, about whom not much is certain. Though he earned his living through medicine, he studied and wrote about Jewish and Arabic language and literature. (EJ, 2007) Spine repaired with cloth tape, owner's stamp on t. P, covers a little worn, good condition. (RAB-30-15) (ID #20732) $35.00. 

 

 

RAB-24-6.jpg (388549 bytes)25. • Judah, Ha-Levi; Heinrich Brody. דיואן והוא ספר כולל כל שירי DIVAN: VE-HU SEFER KOLEL KOL SHIRE YEHUDAH HA-LEVI. VOLUME 4 (OF 4) ONLY. Berlin: Tsevi Hirsh Itskovski, 1930. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 295 pages. In Hebrew. Volume four (of four) only. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry, medieval. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. SERIES: Sefarim ha-yotsim le-or ba-pa`am ha-rishonah `al yede Hevrat Mekitse Nirdamim. Brody (1868-1942) was born in Hungary and studied at the Seminary and university in Berlin. He began publishing edition of Heberw poets in 1894, with a volume of Judah Halevi. “Brody founded the bibliographical periodical Zeitschrift fuer hebraeische Bibliographie in 1896 and published it until 1906 (from 1900 to 1906 together with A. Freimann) . ” In 1912 he became head rabbi in Prague. (Habermann, EJ) Ex Library. Good condition. (RAB-24-6) (ID #20441) $50.00. 

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

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

RAB-21-8.jpg (546473 bytes)28. • Nahmias, Joseph Ben Joseph. PERUSH MEGILAT ESTER. פרוש מגלת אסתר / להרב ר׳ יוסף נחמיאש נדפס פעם ראשונה ע״פ כתבי מינכען ... עם הוספות מראה מקום הפסוקים והמאמריםהגהות ובאורים ע״י משה ארי׳ באמבערגער Krakow: Ts. D. Lindenboym, 1899. Hardcover, 8vo. 30 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Ester – commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, JTSA) . Nahmias was a 14th century “biblical commentator in Toledo. Nahmias belonged to an ancient and distinguished Spanish family. Apart from the fact that he studied under Asher b. Jehiel, little is known of his life. His reputation rests upon his biblical commentary which apparently originally encompassed most of the Bible. The following parts have been published with introductions by M. A. Bamberger: Esther (1891) , Proverbs (1912) , and Jeremiah (1913) . Bamberger also published Nahmias' commentaries to Avot (1907) and to the piyyut Attah Konanta (1909) , on the order of the Temple service for the Day of Atonement. His commentary to the tractate Nedarim has been preserved in manuscript. Nahmias is also known to have translated many parts of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. ” (EJ, 2007) Pages brown and chipped, boards worn, good- condition. (RAB-21-8) (ID #20656) $50.00. 

29. • Neuman, Abraham A. THE JEWS IN SPAIN: THEIR SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL LIFE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1942. Cloth. 8vo. Complete in 2 volumes. Illustrated, maps on endpapers. 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. Faint spots on covers, bumped corner. In Very Good condition. (ComHist-8-8) (ID #19958) $50.00. 

RAB-21-35.jpg (188816 bytes)30. • Samuel, Ha-Nagid; Abraham Meir Habermann. שירי ידידת ואחוה SHIRE YEDIDUT VE-AHVAH. Tel-Aviv: Mahbarot Le-Sifrut Be-Siyu`a Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1945. Cloth, 12mo. 188 pages. In Hebrew. "One of the most famous of the Jewish notables of Moslem Spain was Samuel Ha¬Levi, who is also known as Samuel Ha¬Nagid. Beginning life as a shopkeeper, Samuel Ha¬Levi ultimately became the chief minister at the court of Granada. By virtue of this office he became the political head of the Jews in Granada and probably thus received the title Nagid ("Prince"), his name becoming Samuel Ha¬Nagid. He served his community as rabbi and did a great deal to further Jewish learning throughout the world" (Marcus, NY: 1938). SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry, Medieval. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex library. Cocked, corners bumped, water stains inside covers and on first and last few pages, good- condition. (RAB-21-35) (ID #20683) $50.00. 

31. • 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. (ComHist-8-5) (ID #19955) $30.00. 

32. • Tchernowitz, Chaim. "A NEW POEM BY JUDAH HALEVI (FROM A RECENTLY DISCOVERED 13TH CENTURY MS. New York: Bitsaron, 1961. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 6 pages (pages 6-11) . Offprint from Bitsaron, Vol XLIV, Nr 5 (Nr. 223) . In Hebrew with summaries in English. SUBJECT(S): Jews - United States - periodicals; Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism - periodicals. Tchernowitz (1871-1948) was born in Russia and studied in Lithuania; he was ordained in Kovno in 1896, after which he moved to Odessa and started a yeshiva that later became a rabbinical seminary. He emigrated to New York in 1923, where he taught at the Jewish Institute of Religion. As a teacher, he desired to combine traditional Jewish education with modern research and teaching methods. "Masekhet Zikhronot (1945) is a collection of essays on Mendele Mokher Seforim, Ahad Ha-Am, Bialik, and other well-known personalities with whom he associated during the early stages of his career. "(EJ, Mikliszanski) Very good condition. (Katsh-2-22)  (ID #19626) $20.00. 

RAB-27-10.jpg (230275 bytes)33. • Zarko, Judah Ben Abraham. ספר לחם יהודה SEFER LEHEM YEHUDAH. Jerusalem: Hotsaat Ben Uri, 1969. Paper wrappers, 16mo. 23, 80 pages. In Hebrew. Facsimile reprint of Constantinople, 1560 edition. Zarko (14th–15th centuries) was a "Hebrew grammarian and poet in Spain and Italy . Zarko was one of the pupils of Profiat Duran . Apparently in consequence of the 1391 persecutions in Spain he wandered to various towns of Italy, and in 1413 he lived in Pisa and subsequently in the towns of Modena, Ferrara, Cento, Ancona, and Mantua. He apparently died in Mantua. In Italy he engaged in writing and was supported by wealthy patrons, such as Jehiel b. Mattathias of Pisa and the brothers Isaac and Mordecai Finzi of Mantua. In practice he was one of the disseminators among the Jews of Italy of the Hebrew poetry and grammatical studies that had developed in Spain" (Abraham David in EJ 2007) .OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (RAB-27-10) (ID #20618) $100.00. 

 



KARAISM


RAB-24-9.jpg (661276 bytes)34. • Ben Nisan, Mordecai; Jacobus Trigland. ספר דד מרדכי : תשובות לשאלות יעקב טריגלאנד SEFER DOD MORDEKHAI: TESHUVOT LE-SHEELOT YA`AKOV TRIGLAND. Vienna: Anton 'edlem Von Schmid, 1830. 8vo. 152 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Karaites; Shehitah. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Mordecai ben Nisan was a “Karaite scholar living in Kukizov, near Lvov (Lemberg) , Poland [during the 17th and 18th denturies]. In answer to an inquiry by Jacob Trigland, professor at Leiden, Mordecai composed in 1699 an exposition of Karaism entitled Dod Mordekhai, in which he defends the antiquity of Karaism (reaching back into the Second Temple period) and its independence from Sadduceeism, and traces in brief the history of Karaite literature. Some hymns by him are included in the official Karaite prayer book. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library with minimal markings. Hinges repaired, covers worn, good condition. (RAB-24-9) (ID #20444) $200.00. 

35. • Ben Nisan, Mordecai; Jacobus Trigland. ספר דד מרדכי : תשובות לשאלות יעקב טריגלאנד SEFER DOD MORDEKHAI: TESHUVOT LE-SHEELOT YA`AKOV TRIGLAND. Another copy. Ex library with minimal markings. No covers. Small tear on title page, pages a little spotty throughout, good condition. We can have this book bound for you, please ask. (RAB-24-8) (ID #20443) $175.00. 

SPEC-2-28.jpg (441797 bytes) 36. • Davidson, Israel. SAADIA'S POLEMIC AGAINST HIWI AL BALKHI: A FRAGMENT EDITED FROM A GENIZAH MS. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1915. Cloth, 8vo. 104 pages. Facsimile frontispiece. In English and Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Karaites – controversial literature; Philosophy, Jewish; Cairo Genizah; Hiwi al-Balkhi, 9th cent. SERIES: Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, vol. 5; Variation: Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; ; v. 5. Born in Lithuania, Davidson (1870-1939) came to the United States as a young man. “There he earned a living as a street vendor, then as a shop assistant and Hebrew teacher; at night he studied English and other subjects to meet college-entrance requirements. 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. ” (Habermann, EJ) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate and blind stamp. His underlining and marginalia throughout, spine faded, front hinge repair, good condition. (SPEC-2-28) (ID #20138) $150.00. 

 



RAB-21-28.jpg (477858 bytes)37. • Deinard, Ephraim. ספר משא קרים : כולל קורות בני ישראל בחצי האי קרים בכלל ותולדות הכוזרים, הקראים והקרימצאקים בפרט SEFER MASA KRIM: KOROT BENE YISRAEL BA-HATSI HA-I KRIM BI-KHELAL VE-TOLDOT HA-KUZARIM, HA-KARAIM VEHA-KRIMTSAKIM BI-FERAT. Warsaw: Y. Goldman, 1878. Cloth, 8vo. Xxiv, 232 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews – Ukraine – Crimea; Karaites – history; Khazars – history; Krimchaks – history; Jews – Ukraine – Krymskaia oblast'; Crimea (Ukraine) – antiquities. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Born in Latvia, Deinard (1846-1930) owned a bookstore in Odessa for a time; in 1913 he emigrated to Palestine. The Turks expelled him in 1916, upon whoch he moved to the United States. He is notable for his bibliographic work, cataloging old manuscripts and books, and laying the groundwork for the Hebrew collection at the Library of Congress. A strongly opinionated man, Deinard wrote more than fifty of his own books as well, often pseudonymously, on a broad range of topics such as travel, biography, history, and religion. (EJ, 2007) Marbled edges. Pages a little brown, hinges starting, tapes label on spine, top edge of boards chipped, good- condition. (RAB-21-28) (ID #20676) $300.00. 

 


GER-26-15.jpg (389033 bytes) 38. • Holdheim, Samuel. מאמר האישות: על תכונת הרבנים והקראים ;כולל חקירות שוונת במחלוקות הצדוקים והפרושים, הקראים והרבנים MA'AMAR HA-ISHUT: 'AL TEKHUNAT HA-RABANIM VEHA-KARA'IM; KOLEL HAKIROT SHONOT BE-MAHLOKOT HA-TSEDUKIM VEHA-PERUSHIM, HA-KARA'IM VEHA-RABANIM, 'AL ZEMANAM VE-SIBOT TOLDOTAM. Berlin: Selbstverlage Der Wittwe Des Sel, Verfassers, 1860. Cloth, 8vo. 173 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Marriage (Jewish law) ; Divorce (Jewish law) ; Karaites. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Holdheim (1806-1860) was a German Reform leader. He preached in German, established modern schools, and held services on Sundays. His general idea was to separate Jews' religious imperative from their civic duties owed to the countries they lived in. “In Ma'amar ha-Ishut al Tekhunat ha-Rabbanim ve-ha-Kara'im (1861) , a historical work written in Hebrew and published posthumously. Holdheim attempts, inter alia, to refute Geiger's opinion on the nature of the controversy between the Pharisees and the Sadducees and defends the traditional thesis that the principle in dispute was whether interpretation of the Scripture should be based on the primary meaning (Sadducees) as opposed to midrashic exegesis (Pharisees) . ” (Levinger, EJ) Occasional pencil underlining and contemporary ink marginalia, bookplate and stamp, good+ condition. (GER-26-15) (ID #20374) $150.00. 

39. • Holdheim, Samuel. מאמר האישות: על תכונת הרבנים והקראים ;כולל חקירות שוונת במחלוקות הצדוקים והפרושים, הקראים והרבנים MA'AMAR HA-ISHUT: 'AL TEKHUNAT HA-RABANIM VEHA-KARA'IM; KOLEL HAKIROT SHONOT BE-MAHLOKOT HA-TSEDUKIM VEHA-PERUSHIM, HA-KARA'IM VEHA-RABANIM, 'AL ZEMANAM VE-SIBOT TOLDOTAM. Another copy. Ex library. Pages tanned and water stained, minor wear on boards, good condition. (GER-27-23) (ID #20243) $135.00. 

OTHER MEDIEVAL COMMUNITY HISTORIES

40. • (Cairo) Gil, Moshe. DOCUMENTS OF THE JEWISH PIOUS FOUNDATIONS FROM THE CAIRO GENIZA. Leiden: Brill, 1976. Cloth, 8vo. Xviii, 611 pages. SUBJECT (S): Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations (Jewish law) ; Jews – Egypt – charities – sources; Cairo Genizah; Egypt – social conditions. ISBN: 9004044809. SERIES: Publications of the Diaspora Research Institute ; ; v. 12; Variation: Pirsume ha-Makhon le-heker ha-tefutsot ; ; sefer 12. Very good condition. (BIB-3-18) (ID #19863) $90.00. 

RAB-20-16.jpg (561078 bytes)41. • (China) Haga, 'Uziel. מציאת עשרת השבטים עם הנהר סמבטיון במדינת חינא METSI'AT ASERET HA-SHEVATIM `IM HA-NAHAR SAMBATYON BI-MEDINAT HINA. Warsaw: Y. Shlomovits, 1900. Cloth, 8vo. 1st edition. 56 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Lost tribes of Israel; Jews – China; Travelers – China – history; Jewish travelers. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, JTSA) . Ex library. Pages tanned, water stain in margins throughout, good condition. Scarce. (RAB-20-16) (ID #20639) $125.00. 

42. • (Crakow) Müller, Eugeniusz. ZYDZI W KRAKOWIE W DRUGIEJ POLOWIE XIV STULECIA. W Krakowie, w Druk. Czasu, 1906. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 84 pages. 20 cm. Includes facsimiles. In Polish. Includes bibliographical references. Series: Biblioteka krakowska,; nr. 35; Standard No: LCCN: 74-207507 SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Poland -- Kraków -- History. Named Corp: Towarzystwo Milosników Historii Zabytków Krakowa. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Spine repaired, wear to covers, Good Condition. (ee-1) (ID #20220) $125.00. 

43. • (France) Philippe, Beatrice. ÊTRE JUIF DANS LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE, DU MOYEN-ÂGE À NOS JOURS. [Paris]: Éditions Montalba, 1979. Paperback, 12mo. 445 pages. “Ed. Révue et augmentée.” SUBJECT (S): Jews – France – history; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) – France; France – ethnic relations. SERIES: Collection Pluriel. Slightly cocked. Very good condition. (ComHist-7-17) (ID #19944) $30.00. 

RAB-20-2.jpg (416030 bytes)44. • Getzow, Nachman Zevi. על נהרות בבל דברי ימי בבל ועתותיה : מצב בני ישראל בין העמים בארץ ההיא `AL NAHAROT BAVEL: SHE-SHAM YASHEVU AVOTENU: DIVRE YEME BAVEL VE-`ITOTEHA: MATSAV BENE YISRAEL BEN HA-`AMIM BA-ARETS HA-HI. Warsaw: Lewinski, 1878. Cloth, 8vo. 152 pages. In Hebrew. The scarce 1st edition. English title: The Jews in Babylonia: their history (political social and spiritual conditions) , and their literature: Midrash and Talmud. SUBJECT(S): Jews in Babylonia; Jew – Iraq – Babylonia – history; Babylonia – history. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide (Univ of California-Berkeley, Johns Hopkins Univ) . Pages tanned, boards worn, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-20-2) (ID #20625) $75.00. 

 

 


RAMBAM



RAB-20-24.jpg (514946 bytes)45. • Ben Joseph, Tanhum, Of Jerusalem; Barukh Avraham Toledano. אלמרשד אלכאפי : המדריך המספיק SEFER AL-MURSHID AL-KAFI: HA-MADRIKH HA-MASPIK. Tel Aviv: No Publisher, 1960. Cloth, 8vo. 223 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language, post-Biblical – dictionaries; Hebrew language – dictionaries – Judeo-Arabic; Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 – dictionaries. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Tanhum ben Joseph (c. 1220–1291) was a “philologist and biblical exegete. Few biographical details are known of him. As his name indicates, either he or his family originated from Jerusalem, and according to Bacher, he lived for some time in Erez Israel and subsequently went to Egypt, where he died. Tanhum had an extensive knowledge of philosophy, and knew a number of languages, including Arabic and Greek, and it would appear that he knew medicine. He had a profound knowledge of all the biblical exegetes and grammarians who had preceded him. He was the last representative of the rational school of biblical exegetes in the East, but the "central pillars" upon which he based his works were "the words of the revered Rabbi Moses b. Maimon in his scientific outlook and his religious beliefs, and the words of R. Jonah Ibn Janah in grammar and philology. " Al-Murshid al-Kafi [is] a lexicon giving in alphabetical order the nouns and verbs in Maimonides' Mishneh Torah. This work is of considerable importance on account of the new Hebrew terms which he coined, and it constitutes the greatest codex of Maimonides' work . ” (EJ, 2007) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Boards slightly worn, good+ condition. (RAB-20-24) (ID #20647) $200.00. 

RAB-20-10.jpg (888290 bytes)46. • Gershoni, Yehudah. ספר משפט המלוכה : על הלכות מלכים להרמב״ם MISHPAT HA-MELUKHAH: `AL HILKHOT MELAKHIM LEHA-RAMBAM. New York: Saphrograph, 1949. Cloth, 4to. 411 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law; Mainomides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah; Kings and rulers in rabbinical literature. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Ex library. Corners bumped, front hinge starting, paper stuck to back cover, good condition. (RAB-20-10) (ID #20633) $100.00. 

 

 


RAB-24-20.jpg (763566 bytes)47. • Ishbili, Yom-Tob Ban Abraham; Kalman Kahana. ספר הזכרון : יוצא לאור על־פי כתב יד SEFER HA-ZIKARON. Jerusalem: No Publisher, 1955. Cloth, 8vo. 79 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 – Dalalat al-hairin; Nahmanides, ca. 1195-ca. 1270 – Perush ha-Torah; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Has soiled dust jacket. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-24-20) (ID #20455) $55.00. 

 

 

 


RAB-24-7.jpg (544984 bytes)48. • Katz, Meir Joseff. שאר יוסף : באורים ופלפולים בדברי הרמב״ם SHEAR YOSEF. VOLUME 2 ONLY (OF 7) . Tel Aviv: Defus Zohar, 1942. Hardcover, 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume two (of seven) only. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 – Mishneh Torah – commentaries; Talmud – commentaries. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Water stain on fore edge of covers and margins throughout, edges worn on covers, good- condition. (RAB-24-7) (ID #20442) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-24-27.jpg (586745 bytes)49. • Cohen, Meyer. ספר חלקת מאיר : כולל הערות וביאורים על הרמב״ם וביאורים בש״ס ופוסקים ראשונים ואחרונים SEFER HELKAT MEIR: KOLEL HE`AROT U-VEURIM `AL HA-RAMBAM BE-SHASS U-FOSKIM RISHONIM VE-AHARONIM. Brooklyn: Modern Linotype Co, 1964. Hardcover, Small folio. 92 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 – Mishneh Torah – commentaries. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Front joint split, otherwise good condition. (RAB-24-27) (ID #20462) $45.00. 


 

GER-26-4.jpg (330676 bytes) 50. • Tirschtigel, Curt. DAS VERHÄLTNIS VON GLAUBEN UND WISSEN BEI DEN BEDEUTENDSTEN JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHEN BIS MAIMONIDES. Breslau: Koebner, 1905. Cloth, 8vo. 95 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, Jewish; Philosophy, medieval; Faith and reason; Science and religion. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Edgeworn, endpapers tanned, good condition. (GER-26-4) (ID #20363) $125.00. 

 

 

51. • Wolff, Moritz; Moses Maimonides. MOSE BEN MAIMÛN'S (MAIMONIDES) ACHT CAPITEL. Leipzig: H. Hunger, 1863. Cloth, 8vo. 109 pages. In German, and Arabic. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex library. Moisture stain in margins throughout, good condition. (GER-27-9) (ID #20229) $150.00. 

GER-29-10.jpg (452967 bytes) 52. • Bamberger, Fritz. DAS SYSTEM DES MAIMONIDES: EINE ANALYSE DES MORE NEWUCHIM VOM GOTTESBEGRIFF AUS. Berlin: Schocken, 1935. Hardcover, 8vo. 137 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 – Dalalat al-hairin. “Born in Frankfurt, Bamberger [1902-1984] from 1926 to 1933 was a research fellow of the Akademie fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums and until 1938 occupied various teaching posts in Berlin. Emigrating from Germany to the United States, he became professor of philosophy at the College for Jewish Studies, Chicago, from 1939 to 1942, and was on the staff and later editor in chief of Coronet magazine from 1942 to 1961. He was a founder of the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles. From 1962 Bamberger was professor of intellectual history and assistant to the president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. His collection of Spinoziana was considered to be the finest private collection of its kind. ” (EJ, 2007) Top half inch of backstrip missing, boards rubbed, good condition. (GER-29-10) (ID #20385) $30.00. 

53. • Bokser, Ben Zion. THE LEGACY OF MAIMONIDES. New York: Philosophical Library, 1950. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 128 pages. First edition. Facsimile frontispiece. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Ex library. Edgeworn, good condition. (RAB-16-20) (ID #20553) $30.00. 

54. • Federbush, Simon. HA-RAMBAM, TORATO VE-ISHIYUTO: KOVETS LE-REGEL MELOT SHEVA` MEOT VE-HAMISHIM SHANAH LI-FETIRATO. 1956. Cloth, 8vo. 157, 73 pages. In Hebrew and English. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Slight edgewear, very good condition. (RAB-16-11) (ID #20543) $30.00. 

RAB-25-5.jpg (440654 bytes)55. • Hershman, Abraham M; Maimonides, Moses. THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES. BOOK FOURTEEN: THE BOOK OF JUDGES. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1949. Cloth, 8vo. Xxv, 335 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Courts, Jewish; Judges (Jewish law) . SERIES: Yale Judaica series; v. 3. "Hershman was born in Neustadt, Poland, immigrating to the U. S. In 1896. Ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1906) , he served in Syracuse, New York, then went to Detroit's Congregation Shaarey Zedek (1907) , which he led until 1946, when he became rabbi emeritus. Founder and president of the Detroit Zionist Organization, Hershman was also principal of the Division Street Talmud Torah, Detroit's first Jewish communal school; delegate to the first American Jewish Congress; and a founder of the Jewish Community Council. " (Katz, EJ) Ex library. Corners bumped, good condition. (RAB-25-5) (ID #20521) $30.00. 

 

 


RAB-25-3.jpg (396713 bytes)56. • Klein, Hyman; Maimonides, Moses. THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES. BOOK ELEVEN: THE BOOK OF TORTS. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1954. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 299 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Torts (Jewish law) . SERIES: Yale Judaica series; v. 9; Code of Maimonides; bk. 11; Variation: Maimonides, Moses, ; 1135-1204.; Mishneh Torah. English; bk. 11. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Ex library. Corners bumped, hinges starting, good condition. (RAB-25-3) (ID #20519) $30.00. 

 

 

 



RAB-25-4.jpg (474385 bytes)57. • Klein, Isaac; Moses Maimonides. THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES, BOOK TWELVE: THE BOOK OF ACQUISITION. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1951. Cloth, 8vo. Xv, 335 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Property (Jewish law) . OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: Sales; Original acquisition and gifts; Neighbors; Agents and partners; Slaves. SERIES: The code of Maimonides; bk. 12; Yale Judaica series; v. 5; Variation: Maimonides, Moses, ; 1135-1204.; Mishneh Torah; English; bk. 12. Ex library, good condition. (RAB-25-4) (ID #20520) $35.00. 

58. • 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 (RAB-16-15) (ID #20548) $30.00. 

spec-2-2-maimonides.jpg (25974 bytes) 59. • Maimonides, Moses. translated by A. M. Hershman. THE BOOK OF JUDGES. New Haven And London: Yale University Press, 1963. Cloth, 8vo. Xxv, 335 pages. Second edition. Gold titles. Yale Judaica Series, Volume III. The Code of Maimonides, Book Fourteen. Includes bibliographical notes, list of abbreviations, glossary and index. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Book of Judges. Bible. O. T. Judge. OCLC lists one copy worldwide of this edition (Rockhurst U. ) . Owner inscribed. Spine of dust jacket sunned; small tears, chipping, and soil to jacket. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (SPEC-2-2/1) (ID #19641/2) $30.00. 

 

 


spec-2-3-maimonides.jpg (26028 bytes) 61. • Maimonides, Moses. translated by Herbert Danby. THE BOOK OF OFFERINGS. New Haven And London: Yale University Press, 1963. Cloth, 8vo. XxI, 236 pages. Third printing. Gold titles. Yale Judaica Series, Volume IV. The Code of Maimonides, Book Nine. Includes bibliographical notes, list of abbreviations, glossary and index. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide of this edition. Spine of dust jacket sunned; small tear, chipping, and soil to jacket. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (SPEC-2-3) (ID #19643) $30.00. 

 

 

spec-2-6-maimonides.jpg (40590 bytes) 62. • Maimonides, Moses. translated by Mendell Lewittes. THE BOOK OF TEMPLE SERVICE. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1957. Cloth, 8vo. Xxvii, 525 pages. First edition. Gold titles. Illustrated with 2 pull-out figures after page 498. Yale Judaica Series, Volume XII. The Code of Maimonides, Book Eight. Includes bibliographical notes, list of abbreviations, glossary, scriptural references, and index. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Spine of dust jacket sunned; small tear, chipping, and soil to jacket. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (SPEC-2-6) (ID #19646) $45.00. 

 

 

 

spec-2-7-maimonides.jpg (31451 bytes) 63. • Maimonides, Moses. translated by Solomon Gandz and Hyman Klein. THE BOOK OF SEASONS. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1961. Cloth, 8vo. Xxxiv, 633 pages. First edition. Gold titles. Yale Judaica Series, Volume XIV. The Code of Maimonides, Book Three. Translation of: Sefer zemanim. Includes bibliographical notes, list of abbreviations, glossary, scriptural references, index, and appendices. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Spine of dust jacket sunned; tears, chipping, and soil to jacket. Very good condition in good dust jacket. (SPEC-2-7) (ID #19647) $50.00. 

64. • Maimonides, Moses; Sandor Scheiber; Gabrielle Sed-Rajna. CODEX MAIMUNI: MOSES MAIMONIDES' CODE OF LAW: THE ILLUMINATED PAGES OF THE KAUFMANN MISHNEH TORAH. Budapest, Corvina, Cloth, ISBN: 9631314456.Large folio (19 inches tall). 171 pages. Color facsimile illustrations. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law; Illuminated books and manuscripts, Jewish – Hungary – Budapest. Has sewn-in ribbon book mark. Dust jacket has light edge wear. Very good condition. (ID #20050) $100.00. 

RAB-26-8.jpg (565512 bytes)65. • Maimonidies, Moses; Abraham S. Halkin; David Hartman. CRISIS AND LEADERSHIP: EPISTLES OF MAIMONIDES. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1985. Cloth, 8vo. X, 292 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – works to 1900; Martyrdom – Judaism – early works to 1800; Jews – persecutions – Yemen (Republic) – early works to 1800; Judaism – apologetic works – early works to 1800; Islam – controversial literature – early works to 1800; Resurrection (Jewish theology) – early works to 1800. CONTENTS: The epistle of martyrdom; The epistle to Yemen; The essay on resurrection. ISBN: 0827602383. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-26-8) (ID #20604) $30.00. 

RAB-22-22.jpg (273666 bytes)66. • Spiers, B. THE THREEFOLD CORD: BEING SKETCHES OF THREE TREATISES OF THE TALMUD, SANHEDRIN, BABA METSIA, AND BABA BATHRA, WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING A LECTURE ON THE EIGHT CHAPTERS OF MAIMONIDES. London: Wertheimer, Lea And Co, 1891. Cloth, 12mo. Vii, 127 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Thamaniyat fusul – criticism and interpretation; Talmud Yerushalmi. Sanhedrin – introductions; Talmud Yerushalmi. Bava mezia – introductions; Talmus Yeruschalmi. Bava batra – introductions. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Inscribed by author. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-22-22) (ID #20505) $75.00. 

 

 



RAB-25-2.jpg (151277 bytes)67. • Twersky, Isadore. INTRODUCTION TO THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES (MISHNEH TORAH) . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980. Paperback, 8vo. Xvi, 641 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Philosophy, Jewish; Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 – Mishneh Torah. CONTENTS: Introduction; Form; Scope; Classification; Language and style; Law and philosophy; Epilogue. SERIES: Yale Judaica series ; ; v. 22. ISBN: 0300023197. “Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of R. Meshullam Zalman Twersky (Tolnaer Rebbe) , a member of the well-known hasidic dynasty, Twersky was ordained as a rabbi by the Isaac Elchanan Yeshiva (University) . At Harvard University he earned a bachelor's degree in 1952, a master's in 1953, and a doctorate in 1956. He became a faculty member at Harvard in 1956 as professor of Hebrew literature and philosophy, and chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages from 1965. He served as director of Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies from 1978 to 1993. Twersky's formidable expertise in Jewish literature encompassed such areas as the rabbinic texts, Bible commentaries, and legal writing of the Middle Ages. He was a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1989 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers worn, moisture stain in upper corner throughout, good- condition. (RAB-25-2) (ID #20518) $30.00. 

68. • Zeitlin, Solomon. MAIMONIDES: A BIOGRAPHY. New York, Bloch publishing co, 1955. Cloth, xi, 234 pages. Includes frontis portrait and facsimiles. Ex library with usual markings, very good condition. (RAB-16-4) (ID #20533) $30.00. 

RASHI & RELATED

RAB-21-34.jpg (378304 bytes)69. • Eliezer, Of Beaugency; John W. Nutt. פירושי...על נביאים אחרונים : ישעיהו PERUSHE `AL NEVIIM AHARONIM: YESHA`YAHU. London: Joseph Baer & Co, 1879. Paper wrappers, 12mo. 145, xxx pages. In Hebrew with English introduction. English title: Commentaries on the Later Prophets. I. Isaiah. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Isaiah – commentaries. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Eliezer was a twelfth century Biblical commentator in Northern France. Little is known for sure about his life, and only three of his commentaries have come down, though he is known to have written several more. He was an admirer of Rashi, and his ideas and language reflect Rashi's, as well as other earlier French exegetes such as Samuel ben Meir and Joseph Kara. (EJ, 2007) Back cover missing, back endpaper creased and torn, otherwise good condition. We can have this rebound for you, please inquire. (RAB-21-34) (ID #20682) $100.00. 

 


RAB-28-19.jpg (212630 bytes)70. • Rashi; Berliner, Abraham. RASCHI DER KOMMENTAR DES SALOMO B. ISAK ÜBER DEN PENTATEUCH. NACH HANDSCHRIFTEN, SELTENEN AUSGABEN U.DEM TALMUD KOMMENTAR DES VERFASSERS MIT BESONDERER RÜCKSICHT AUF DUE NACHGEWIESENEN QUELLEN KRITISCHE HERGESTELLT. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1905. Half leather; 8vo. Period binding with marbled boards and edges, decorative endpapers, embossed spine, gilt titles. Xxviii, 456 pages. In Hebrew and German. Edition: 2. Ganz umgearb. Aufl. Berliner was a German scholar and author with a "vast knowledge of rabbinic literature and of ancient and modern languages...He prepared the first critical edition of Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch, giving Rashi's sources and explanatory notes (1866) . In the completely revised second edition (1905) he added a vocabulary of foreign words used in the commentary. " (Alexander Carlebach, EJ) Rashi was a notable eleventh-century commentator on the Bible and Talmud. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Some wear to edges; boards scuffed. Pages brown. Top two inches of backstrip chipping and peeling. Good condition. (RAB-16-10) (ID #20542) $60.00. 

71. • Rashi; Abraham Berliner. רש״י על התורה RASHI `AL HA-TORAH. New York: Feldheim, 1969. Cloth, 8vo. Xxviii, 465, ix pages. Reprint of title above. In Hebrew with German introduction. German title: Raschi : der Kommentar des Salomo b. Isak über den Pentateuch. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. Pentateuch – commentaries. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ex library. good condition. (RAB-28-19) (ID #20702) $60.00. 

RAB-21-29.jpg (796856 bytes)72. • Isserlein, Israel ben Pethahiah; . ילקוט ישעיה : פירוש יקר על רש״י ... וקונטרס קצורי דרשות ... ופירוש ... על חמש מגילות : ספר שלשה עמודי זהב YALKUT YESHA`YAH: PERUSH YEKAR `AL RASHI ... VE-KUNTRES KITSURE DERASHOT ... U-FERUSH ... `AL HAMESH MEGILOT: SEFER SHELOSHAH `AMUDE ZAHAV. 3 VOLUMES IN 1, COMPLETE. Brooklyn: Ya'akov Postar, 1939. Cloth, 8vo. In Hebrew. Complete, three volumes in one. Also edited by Yesha`yah ben mosheh Shemuel Gross. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Rashi, 1040-1105. Perush Rashi 'al ha-Taorah; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries; Bible. O. T. Five Scrolls – commentaries. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Yeshiva Univ) . Inscription on fly leaf, tape mark on spine, good condition. (RAB-21-29) (ID #20677) $75.00. 

73. • Blumenfield, Samuel M. MASTER OF TROYES; A STUDY OF RASHI, THE EDUCATOR. New York: Published For The Jewish Institute Of Religion [By] Behrman House, 1946. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 208 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews – education – history; Rashi, 1040-1105. CONTENTS: Part I. Education in France in the time of Rashi; Part II. Jewish education in the days of Rashi; Part III. Rashi and his contribution to education. “Born in Letichev, Russia, Blumenfield [1901-1972] was superintendent of the Chicago Board of Jewish Education until 1954, and also headed Chicago's College of Jewish Studies as dean, and later as president. From 1954 until his retirement in 1968, he served as director of the Department of Education and Culture of the Jewish Agency (American Section) . ”(Spotts, EJ) Very good condition. (MX-16-13) (ID #19837) $30.00. 

74. • Mutius, Hans Georg Von; Rashi. RECHTSENTSCHEIDE RASCHIS AUS TROYES: (1040-1105): QUELLEN ÜBER DIE SOZIALEN UND WIRTSCHAFTLICHEN BEZIEHUNGEN ZWISCHEN JUDEN UND CHRISTEN. Frankfurt Am Main ; New York: P. Lang, 1987. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 154 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Responsa –1040-1600; Jews – France – social conditions; France – ethnic relations. Topcorner of back cover creased, very good condition. (GER-17-14) (ID #20317) $50.00. 

75. • Pearl, Chaim; Rashi. RASHI, COMMENTARIES ON THE PENTATEUCH. Ew York: Norton, 1970. Cloth, 8vo. 256 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. SERIES: The B'nai B'rith Jewish heritage classics; CONTENTS: Genesis; Exodus; Leviticus; Numbers; Deuteronomy. ISBN: 0393043207. Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-16-18) (ID #20551) $30.00. 

RAB-22-24.jpg (367709 bytes)76. • Pereira-Mendoza, Joseph. RASHI AS PHILOLOGIST. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1940. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 75 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language – grammar; Rashi, 1040-1105; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – criticism, interpretation, etc. SERIES: Publications of the University of Manchester. Semitic languages series. No. III. CONTNETS: Part One: Elementary principles—sounds and characters; Part Two: Etymology—parts of speech; Part Three: Syntax; Part Four: Supplementary Chapters. Inscribed by author. Ex library. Good+ condition. (RAB-22-24) (ID #20507) $150.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-28-5.jpg (544455 bytes)77. • Shereshevsky, Esra. RASHI: THE MAN AND HIS WORLD. New York: Sepher-Hermon Press, 1982. Cloth, 8vo. Xi, 265 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish scholars – France – Troyes – biography; Rabbis – France – Troyes – biography; Rashi, 1040-1105 – biography; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, interpretation, etc – Jewish; Talmud – criticism, interpretation, etc – history. ISBN: 0872031012. Rashi was a notable eleventh-century commentator on the Bible and Talmud. Ex library, otherwise good condition. (RAB-28-5)  (ID #20688) $35.00. 

 

 

 


EYBESCHUETZ



RAB-19-6.jpg (397578 bytes)78. • Eybeschuetz, Jonathan. לוחות עדות : כולל כתבי קדש מהגאונים... בענין בין...יהונתן אייבעטשיטץ...ובין יעקב עמדין. SEFER LUHOT `EDUT. Warsaw: Lewin-Epstein, 1902. Hardcover, 12mo. 160 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Amulets; Sabbathaians – controversial literature. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Eybeschuetz (1690 or 95-1764) was one of the foremost Talmud scholars in Prague. He moved there in 1715, and preached and ran a yeshivah. He engaged other religious scholars, both Jewish and not, in endless debates and intellectual contests, and was on friendly terms with the Cardinal. Well liked by the Jews of Prague, Eybeschuetz was a dayyan in that city, and was rabbi first of Metz and then of the "Three Communities" (Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbek) . His tenure as a leader was not without trouble; the Shabbateans caused him no end of difficulty. Even after appeals to the king and a re-election as rabbi, Eybeschuetz could not quell his attackers, and eventually his yeshivah was closed. Despite all this, he wrote prolifically, and even today his works, with their clear and concise logic, are considered an important part of Talmudic scholarship. (Scholem, EJ) Pages tanned, pencil inside front cover, title page creased, good condition. (RAB-19-6) (ID #20583) $100.00. 


RAB-24-26.jpg (513993 bytes)79. • Eybeschuetz, Jonathan; Dan Krauss. שירי מצות : כולל תרי״ג מצות על דרך השיר SHIRE MITSVOT KOLEL 613 MITSVOT 'AL DEREKH HA-SHIR HIKRO. New York: No Publisher, 1951. Cloth, 8vo. 129 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Songs of the 613 Commandments. SUBJECT(S): Commandments, Six hundred and thirteen. Eybeschuetz (1690 or 95-1764) was one of the foremost Talmud scholars in Prague. He moved there in 1715, and preached and ran a yeshivah. He engaged other religious scholars, both Jewish and not, in endless debates and intellectual contests, and was on friendly terms with the Cardinal. Well liked by the Jews of Prague, Eybeschuetz was a dayyan in that city, and was rabbi first of Metz and then of the "Three Communities" (Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbek) . His tenure as a leader was not without trouble; the Shabbateans caused him no end of difficulty. Even after appeals to the king and a re-election as rabbi, Eybeschuetz could not quell his attackers, and eventually his yeshivah was closed. Despite all this, he wrote prolifically, and even today his works, with their clear and concise logic, are considered an important part of Talmudic scholarship. (Scholem, EJ) Very good condition. (RAB-24-26/ger-27-16) (ID #2046/202361)  $60.00. 

SHECHITA



GER-28-21.jpg (649521 bytes) 80. • Frenkel, Sheraga Faibush Ben M. Seigel; Zeeb Wolf Ben Aaron. זבחי רצון : כולל כל דיני שחיטות ZIVHE RATSON: KOLEL KOL DINE SHEHITOT. Krotoshin: Bi-Defus Dov Be`er Monash, 1860. Quarter leather, 8vo. 128 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Shehitah. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. Ex library. Backstrip missing, pages a little tanned, good condition. (GER-28-21) (ID #20267) $250.00. 

 

 

 



RAB-24-19.jpg (473368 bytes)81. • Gordon, Yitshak Ya'akov. ספר החידות עם פתרונם על שחיטה ובדיקה SEFER HA-HIDOT: `IM PITRONAM `AL SHEHITAH U-VEDIKAH. Budapest: Kattsburg, 1924. Cloth, 8vo. 59 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Shehitah; Jewish law – examinations, questions, etc; Jewish law – study and teaching. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex library with minimal markings. Rebound. Good condition. (RAB-24-19) (ID #20454) $60.00. 

82. • Baer, Seligmann. מדרש ילקוט שמעוני על התורה, נביאים וכתובים ZIVHE TSEDEK SEFER KOLEL HILKHOT SHEHITAH U-VEDIKAH VE-NIKUR BI-LESHON 'IVRI GAM BI-LESHON ASHKENAZI ... U-VA'ER REHOVOT MEVO'AROT 'AL YEDE YITS'AHKBEN ARYEH YOSEF DOV. Rodelheim: J. Lehrberger, 1876. Cloth, 8vo. 67 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Shehitah; Jews – dietary laws. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Baer (1825-1897) was a German Hebrew linguist and masorah scholar. He published editions of most books of the Bible with masorah texts, as well as editions of liturgical texts. When his book on dietary law, Zivhe tsedek, was published, Baer received harsh criticism from S. B. Bamberger on the grounds that he was not a rabbi, and therefor unqualified to have written such a book. (Markon, EJ) Pages tanned, front hinge starting, boards edgeworn, good condition. (GER-27-5) (ID #20225) $125.00. 

RAB-28-17.jpg (314987 bytes)83. • Schwartz, Richard. JUDAISM AND VEGETARIANISM. Marblehead, Mass.: Micah, 1988. Paperback, 8vo. Xxii, 204 pages. Second edition. SUBJECT (S): Vegetarianism – religious aspects – Judaism; Jewish ethics. CONTENTS: A vegetarian view of the Bible; Tsa'as Ba'alei Chayim-Judaism and compassion for animals; Preserving health and life; Feeding the hungry; Judaism, vegetarianism, and ecology; Judaism, vegetarianism, and peace; Questions and answers; “In the camp of Kivrot-Hata'avah, ” contributed by Roberta Kalechofsky; B'tay-Avon: have a hearty appetite! Contributed by Dr. Shoshana Margolin; Jewish vegetarian groups and activities; Biographies of famous Jewish vegetarians; Summary. ISBN: 0916288285. Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-28-17)  (ID #20700) $30.00. 

 

 

 


KASHRUTH


RAB-22-30.jpg (111311 bytes)84. • Heller, Yom Tov Lipmann Ben Nathan Ha-Levi Ben Wallerstein; Mosheh Taitelboim. ברית מלח : על הלכות מליחה והכשר בשר בל״א יידיש־דייטש לנשים THE KOSHERING OF MEAT: A SHORT GUIDE IN ENGLISH, HEBREW & YIDDISH FOR THE JEWISH HOUSEWIFE. BERIT MELAH: `AL HILKHOT MELIHAH VE-HEKHSHER BASAR BI-LESHON ANGLIT YIDISH-DAITSH LE-NASHIM. London: Hamakrik Book & Binding Co, 1959. Cloth, 12mo. 13, 47 pages. In English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Jews – dietary laws. CONTNETS: Soaking the meat; Salting the meat; Rinsing after salting; Koshering the liver; Meat left unkoshered; Miscellaneous. Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-22-30) (ID #20513) $50.00. 

 

 

85. • Wolf, B. DIE SPEISEGESETZE. Koln: Verlag Des Volksfreund, 1910. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 160 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jews – dietary laws. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex library with minimal markings. Tanned, good condition. (GER-29-3) (ID #20378) $40.00. 

 

 


HASIDUT & MYSTICISM


86. • Katzinhage, Menachem Mendel. ספר יסודי ישרון PARPERAOT: LIKUTE HIDUSHE TORAH VE-DIVRE TSAHOT. Vinah: Defus Menorah, Cloth, 8vo. 16 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Quotations, Hebrew; Hasidism. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA) . Tape on spine, pages tanned, very good condition. Scarce pamphlet. (GER-27-11) (ID #20231) $125.00. 

RAB--15.jpg (532295 bytes) 87. • Revel, Hirschel E. שמחה על פי דרך החסידות : פרק מספר: עיקרי החסידות SIMHAH `AL PI DEREKH HA-HASIDUT: (PEREK MI-SEFER: `IKARE HA-HASIDUT) . New York: The Author, 1952. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 39 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism – philosophy. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (JTSA, Hebrew Union College, George Washington Univ, Univ of Florida, Univ of Chicago) . Corners bumped, covers slightly tanned, good condition. (RAB-18-15) (ID #20570) $50.00. 

88. • Ernst Müller. DER SOHAR: DAS HEILIGE BUCH DER KABBALA. Düsseldorf: E. Diederich, 1932. Cloth , 8vo. 319 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) Cabala. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. In Very Good Condition. (GER23-8) (ID #20329) $30.00. 

 

 


RAb-22-5.jpg (204210 bytes)89. • Glitsenshtain, Avraham Hanokh. THE ARREST AND LIBERATION OF RABBI SHNEUR ZALMAN OF LIADI: THE HISTORY OF YUD-TETH KISLEV: THE UNIVERSALLY FAMOUS CHASSIDIC FESTIVAL OF THE 19TH DAY OF KISLEV COMMEMORATING THE LIBERATION OF RABBI SHNEUR ZALMAN OF LIADI, AS COMPILED AND EDITED FROM THE. WRITINGS AND TRADITIONS OF THE LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS OF CHABAD-CHASSIDISM. Brooklyn: Kehot Publication Society, 1964. Cloth, 8vo. 125 pages. Facsimile illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Shneur Zalman, of Lyady, 1745-1813. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-22-5) (ID #20488) $30.00. 

 

 

RAB--21.jpg (683612 bytes) 90. • Landau, Abraham Ben Raphael; Menahem Mendil Hayim. ספר ויעש אברהם SEFER VA-YA`AS AVRAHAM. Lodz: Y. Verdinger, 1936. Cloth, Small 4to. 512 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism – Poland – Ciechanow – customs and practices; Judaism – Poland – Ciechanow – liturgy; Judaism – liturgy – commentaries; Landau, Abraham ben Raphael, 1789-1875. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Univ of Florida, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College) . Landau (1789-1875) was a “rabbi, author, hasidic zaddik of Poland, talmudic scholar and ascetic. His family name was originally Dobrzinsky but when he married the daughter of Dan Landau, the parnas of Polock (Polotsk) , who supported him for many years, he changed it to Landau. Abraham's mentor in Hasidism was R. Fishel of Strykow. He was an admirer of Simhah Bunim of Przysucha whom he twice visited. In 1819 Abraham was appointed rabbi of Ciechanow, where he officiated until his death. Although invited to serve as rabbi in Lodz, Lublin, and Polock he refused to leave the smaller community. From 1866 he was acknowledged as a zaddik by the Hasidim in Ciechanow, but continued to follow the Ashkenazi rite contrary to usual hasidic practice. He never followed the custom of receiving "petitions" or money from his followers. Abraham frequently took part in consultations over public matters of Jewish interest. In general adopting a stand of extreme conservatism, he strongly opposed the order of the Russian authorities that Jews should modify their dress. ” (Alfassi, EJ) Marbles edges. Pages tanned, ex library, shaken, good condition. (RAB-18-21) (ID #20576) $150.00. 

RAB-28-9.jpg (270377 bytes)91. • Sharot, Stephen. MESSIANISM, MYSTICISM, AND MAGIC: A SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF JEWISH RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS. Chapel Hill: University Of North Carolina Press, 1982. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 306 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Messianic era (Judaism) – social aspects; Sabbathaians; Hasidism – social aspects; Zionism and Judaism – social aspects. CONTENTS: Sociology and Jewish historiography; Concepts and perspectives; Religion and magic in the traditional Jewish community; Normative Jewish millenarianism and the first Jewish millenarian movements in diaspora; Sephardim, Ashkenazim, and Italian Jews; The New Christians; the Sabbatian movement; Developments in Sabbatianism; Millenarianism and mysticism in eighteenth-century Poland; Hasidism and the routinization of charisma; Hasidism in modern society; The secularization of millenarianism; Religious Zionism in Israel—a return to messianism. SERIES: Studies in religion; Variation: Studies in religion (Chapel Hill, N. C. ) . ISBN: 0807814911. Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (RAB-28-9) (ID #20692) $30.00. 

 


RAB-28-8.jpg (451980 bytes)92. • Steinsaltz, Adin; Yehuda Hanegbi. THE LONG SHORTER WAY: DISCOURSES ON CHASIDIC THOUGHT. Northvale, N. J.: J. Aronson., 1988. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 353 pages. Diagram illustrations. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Hasidim; Shneur Zalman, of Lyady, 1745-1813. ISBN: 0876689926. “Born in Jerusalem, Steinsaltz acquired a background in Jewish studies, as well as chemistry, mathematics, and physics, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was also ordained as a rabbi. After working in education for 13 years in the Negev, he returned to Jerusalem where he taught, did research, and wrote for various periodicals. In 1988 he received the Israel Prize in Jewish Studies. In 1965 he founded the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications which undertook the production of a vocalized Babylonian Talmud, accompanied by Hebrew translation and commentary; over 30 volumes of a projected 42 had appeared by the early 2000s. Rabbi Steinsaltz founded the "Mekor Hayyim" yeshivah in 1984, an institute which has as one of its aims the bridging of the gap between religious and non-religious Jews. In February 1989 he initiated the founding of a yeshivah in Moscow, called the Center for the Study of Judaism. ” (EJ, 2007) Has dust jacket. Near fine condition. (RAB-28-8) (ID #20691) $30.00. 

93. • Trachtenberg, Joshua. JEWISH MAGIC AND SUPERSTITION: A STUDY IN FOLK RELIGION. New York: Behrman's Jewish Book House, 1939. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 356 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Jews – folklore; Magic, Jewish; Superstition – religious aspects – Judaism. Ex library. Bumped corners, good+ condition. (RAB-16-21) (ID #20554) $35.00. 

KABBALAH

RAB-20-20.jpg (739492 bytes)94. • Cordovero, Moses Ben Jacob; Yehuda Zevi Brandwein. ספר אור נערב SEFER OR NE`ERAV. Jerusalem: Research Center Of Kabbalah, 1965. Hardcover, 8vo. 7, 70 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala – early works to 1800. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Cordovero (1522-1570) was the most “outstanding kabbalist in Safed before Isaac Luria. His birthplace is unknown, but his name testifies to the family's Spanish origins. He was a disciple of Joseph Caro and of Solomon Alkabez, and a teacher of Isaac Luria. ” (EJ, 2007) Very good condition. (RAB-20-20) (ID #20643) $30.00. 

 


 

 

RAB-21-23.jpg (389150 bytes)95. • Frenk, Ezriel Nathan. אגדות הזהר; מלקטות, מסדרות, מתרגמות ומבארות מאת ע. נ. פרענק AGADOT HA-ZOHAR. Warsaw: Ahiasaf, 1923. Cloth, 8vo. Xv, 170 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. “Frenk was born in Wodzislaw to a hasidic family, but he was influenced by the Haskalah at an early age. In 1884 in Warsaw he began to write for the Jewish press, both in Hebrew and in Yiddish, and this remained his lifelong career. He published articles about current events, stories about hasidic life, and extensive studies on various subjects, mainly past and present problems of Poland's Jewry. Some of his historical writings, which had originally appeared in the daily press, were subsequently published in book form... However, the bulk of his writing, including important studies of Polish Jewish life in the first half of the 19th century, remains scattered in various Hebrew and Yiddish newspapers and periodicals. ” (EJ, 2007) Simon Greenberg's copy, with his bookplate. Pages brown, front hinge repaired, minor edgewear, good condition. (RAB-21-23) (ID #20671) $150.00. 

 


RAB-20-6.jpg (456363 bytes)96. • Kahana, David. תולדות המקבלים, השבתאים והחסידים :‏ ‏על־פי מקורות ישנים וחדשים TOLDOT HA-MEKUBALIM, HA-SHABTAIM VEHA-HASIDIM `AL-PI MEKOROT YESHANIM VE-HADASHIM. VOLUME 1, EVEN NEGEF. EVEN HA-TO`IM [&]VOLUME 2, EVEN OFEL. EVEN MILUIM, complete in 2 volumes. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1926. Cloth, 8vo. 153, . Xi, 191 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews – biography; Cabala; Shabbethai Tzevi, 1626-1676. Kahana (1838-1915) who “was born in Odessa, published his first article in Ha-Meliz in 1866. He became known through his monographs on kabbalists, Shabbateans, and Hasidim which were first published in Ha-Shahar, and then in book form. His main work in this field is concentrated in his two-volume Toledot ha-Mekubbalim, ha-Shabbeta'im ve-ha-Hasidim. Kahana also wrote numerous studies on other periods of Jewish history, in particular a number of articles on medieval grammarians and poets published in Ha-Shilo'ah. ” (EJ, 2007) Vol I is Ex library. Both volumes have tanned pages, good condition thus. (RAB-20-6/7) (ID #20629/30) $60.00. 

 

 

RAB--16.jpg (500942 bytes) 97. • Manoah, Hezekiah Ben. חזקוני : על חמשה חומשי תורה HAZEKUNI: `AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1875. Hardcover, 8vo. 192 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Pentateuch – commentaries – early works to 1800; Cabala. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Univ of Denver, Brandeis, Harvard, JTSA) . Covers worn, pages tanned, hinges starting, bookplate, good condition. (RAB-18-16) (ID #20571) $100.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-20-7.jpg (386289 bytes)98. • Nissim, Shelomoh Ben Eliyahu. ספר אדרת אליהו : בקנאו קנאת ה׳ ... נגד ספר הויכוח על קדמות ספר הזהר וקדמות חכמת הקבלה וקדמות הנקודות והטעמים SEFER ADERET ELIYAHU: BE-KANO KIN`AT H... NEGED SEFER HA-VIKUAH `AL KADMUT SEFER HA-ZOHAR VE-KADMUT HOKHMAT HA-KABALAH VE-KADMUT HA-NEKUDOT VEHA-TE`AMIM. Vilna: A. Ts. Katsinelinboygen, 1885. Cloth, 12mo. 39 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala – history and criticism; Hebrew language – vocalization; Tropes (Jewish) ; Luzzatto, Samuel David, 1800-1865; Zohar – authorship. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, Columbia, Spertus Institute, JTSA, Univ of Manchester) . Ex library. Boards worn, water stains throughout, good- condition. (RAB-20-7) (ID #20630) $70.00. 

 

 


RAB-24-24.jpg (432063 bytes)99. • Sasportas, Jacob; Jacob Emden. ספר קצור ציצת נובל צבי SEFER KITSUR TSITSAT NOVEL TSEVI. Odessa: Bi-Defus M. A. Belinson, 1867. Cloth, 8vo. 104 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Sabbathaians; Shabbathai Tzevi, 1626-1676. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Spertus Institute, Stanford, Cornell, JTSA, Yeshiva Univ) . Sasportas (c. 1610-1698) was born in North Africa, and was a rabbi there, until he was dismissed by the government at the age of 37. The rest of his life was spent wandering Europe, as far afield as Italy and London. At the advanced age of 83, he was appointed rabbi in Amsterdam. His adherance to tradition made Sasportas a strong anti-Shabbatean, and became well known for Tsitsat novel tsevi, a collection of responses to the Shabbateans. (EJ, 2007) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Spine faded, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-24-24) (ID #20459) $100.00. 

 

RAB-28-3.jpg (543220 bytes)100. • Ariel, Daniel S. THE MYSTIC QUEST: AN INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH MYSTICISM. Northvale, N. J.: J. Aronson., 1988. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 237 pages. Illustrated with diagrams. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Mysticism – Judaism – history; Cabala – history. CONTENTS: Seekers of unity: the nature of mysticism -- Bridging the abyss: the history of Jewish mysticism -- Living with the abyss: the character of Jewish mysticism -- The hidden and the revealed: the principles of Jewish mysticism -- The calculus of the divine world: the teaching of the Sefirot -- The Shekhinah: the feminine aspect of God -- Language and being: the Torah as God's emanation -- The oneness of being: the destiny of the soul -- The mystic drama: the religious life of the Jewish mystic -- Uplifting the sparks: modern Jewish mysticism -- Jewish mysticism and the mystic quest. ISBN: 0876689284. Ex library, otherwise good condition. (RAB-28-3) (ID #20686) $30.00. 

 


RAB-22-29.jpg (501154 bytes)101. • Ashlag, Yehuda L; Levi I. Krakovsky. THE KABBALAH: A STUDY OF THE TEN LUMINOUS EMANATIONS FROM RABBI ISAAC LURIA, WITH TWO COMMENTARIES SUFFICIENT FOR THE BEGINNER... Jerusalem: Press Of The Research Centre Of Kabbalah, 1969. Hardcover, 8vo. 115 pages. SUBJECT (S): Cabala; Luria, Isaac ben Solomon, 1534-1572. CONTENTS: Spiritual substance and its symbolic representations; The language of the Kabbalah; The Ten Luminous Emanations or spiritual substances; The tree of life-contraction and line of light; The inner reflection; Kabbalistic terminology; Questions and answers. “Ashlag, who was born in Warsaw, was educated in hasidic schools. He was a disciple of Shalom Rabinowicz of Kalushin, and of his son Yehoshah Asher of Porissov. He also had a teacher of Kabbalah whose name, he maintained, he was not allowed to divulge. Ashlag emigrated to Palestine in 1920 and settled in the Old City of Jerusalem, where he established a yeshivah, named Bet Ulpena le-Rabbanim, and instructed his pupils in halakhah and Kabbalah. ” (Brandwein, EJ) Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-22-29) (ID #20512) $30.00. 

RAB-27-2.jpg (361181 bytes)102. • Ashlag, Yehuda. ספר הזהר : על חמשה חומשי תורה SEFER HA-ZOHAR: AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE HA-TORAH. THIS VOLUME ONLY. Jerusalem: Yeshivat Kol Yehuda, 1960. Hardcover, 8vo. In Hebrew. Single volume only. SUBJECT(S): Cabala; Zohar – commentaries; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. “Ashlag, who was born in Warsaw, was educated in hasidic schools. He was a disciple of Shalom Rabinowicz of Kalushin, and of his son Yehoshah Asher of Porissov. He also had a teacher of Kabbalah whose name, he maintained, he was not allowed to divulge. Ashlag emigrated to Palestine in 1920 and settled in the Old City of Jerusalem, where he established a yeshivah, named Bet Ulpena le-Rabbanim, and instructed his pupils in halakhah and Kabbalah. ” (Brandwein, EJ) Sewn in ribbon bookmark. Good+ condition. (RAB-27-2) (ID #20610) $30.00. 

 


RAB-26-12.jpg (117539 bytes)103. • Ben Shlomo, Yosef. תורת האלוהות של ר׳ משה קורדובירו TORAT HA-ELOHUT SHEL R. MOSHEH KORDOVERO. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 1965. Hardcover, 8vo. 336 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The mystical theology of Moses Cordovero. SUBJECT(S): Cabala – history; Cordovero, Moses ben Jacob, 1522-1570. Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-26-12) (ID #20608) $35.00. 

 

 

 


RAB-28-4.jpg (279203 bytes)104. • Biale, David. GERSHOM SCHOLEM: KABBALAH AND COUNTER-HISTORY. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1979. Cloth, 8vo. Vi, 279 pages. Frontispiece portrait. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish scholars – Germany – biography; Jewish scholars – Israel – biography; Mysticism – Judaism – historiography; Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897-1982. CONTENTS: Introduction: reflections on the science of Judaism; The Nineteenth-century legacy; Revision to revolution; From Berlin to Jerusalem; Theology, language, and history; Mysticism; Myth; Messianism; The politics of historiography; Counter-history; Epilogue: between mysticism and modernity; A birthday letter from Gershom Scholem to Zalman Schocken. ISBN: 0674363302. Scholem (1897-1982) , born in Berlin, was a leading authority in Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. He joined the Zionist movement as a student, and believed that this “implied a thorough understanding of the full historical, religious, and cultural tradition of Judaism, to the study and interpretation of which he henceforward devoted himself. ” He studied at Berlin, Jena, Berne, and Munich, and earned his doctorate in 1922. After WWI, Scholem was part of the faculty of several academic institutions in Israel, and “[in] 1962 he was elected vice-president and in 1968 president of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He was a consulting editor to the Encyclopaedia Judaica. ”(Werblowsky, EJ) Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-28-4) (ID #20687) $30.00. 

RAB-26-9.jpg (123136 bytes)105. • Dan, Joseph. JEWISH MYSTICISM AND JEWISH ETHICS. Seattle: University Of Washington Press, 1986. Cloth, 8vo. Xi, 133 pages. SUBJECT (S): Cabala – history; Mysticism – Judaism – history; Jewish ethics – history; Hasidism, medieval – history. Contents: The enigma of Hebrew ethical literature; Philosophical ethics and the early Kabbalists; Mysticism and ethics in the Ashkenazi Hasidic movement; Mystical ethics in sixteenth-century Safed; Conclusion: the modern period. SERIES: The Samuel and Althea Stroum lectures in Jewish studies. ISBN: 0295962658. Born in Czechoslovakia, Dan's (b. 1935) family moved to Jerusalem when he was 3. He earned a Ph. D. At Hebrew University, and then began teaching there in 1958. He was an editor for Tarbiz; was director of the Jewish National and University Library; and wrote the catalog for the Scholem library. “One of the most prominent researchers in the area of Jewish mysticism, Dan's research combined a historical, philological, and literary approach. The areas he concentrated on included the beginnings of the Kabbalah, the Heikhalot literature, the Ashkenazi Hasidic movement, and ethics and Hasidism. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-26-9) (ID #20605) $30.00. 

 


RAB-26-11.jpg (759608 bytes)106. • Idel, Moshe. THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE IN ABRAHAM ABULAFIA. Albany: State University Of New York Press, 1988. Paperback, 8vo. 246 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Cabala – history; Ecstasy (Judaism) ; Abulafia, Abraham ben Samuel, 1240-ca. 1292. CONTENTS: Techniques for attaining ecstasy -- Music and ecstatic Kabbalah -- The mystical experience -- Erotic images for the estatic experience. SERIES: SUNY series in Judaica. ISBN: 0887065538. “Idel [b. 1947] was born in Romania and immigrated to Israel in 1963. He became a lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1977 and was subsequently Max Cooper Professor of Jewish Thought. From 1990 he was also a fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. In 1999 he was awarded the Israel Prize in Jewish thought...Idel expanded Scholem's distinction between "theosophical" and "ecstatic" forms of Kabbalah into a phenomenological distinction between two main kinds of Kabbalah. At the same time he stressed the theurgical practice attendant on theosophical discourse. In his book on Hasidism, Idel developed a "panoramic" account of the history of Kabbalah as the interplay of three models: theosophical, ecstatic, and magical. These models transformed the previous "monochromatic" picture of Kabbalah into a more complex view of tensions between schools and combinations between models, as evidenced in Idel's book on Messianism... Besides his broader contributions, Idel's writing includes many historical discoveries, such as the scope and influence of the writings of Ecstatic Kabbalist R. Abraham Abulafia, the uniqueness of the Italian kabbalists, as well as identification and dating of dozens of texts. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-26-11) (ID #20607) $30.00. 

RAB-30-17.jpg (337974 bytes)107. • Wineman, Aryeh. BEYOND APPEARANCES: STORIES FROM THE KABBALISTIC ETHICAL WRITINGS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1988. Cloth, 8vo. Xi, 174 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Legends, Jewish; Jewish parables; Exemple, Jewish; Cabala; Judaism – Israel – Tsefat; Luria, Isaac ben Solomon, 1534-1572 – legends; Tsefat (Israel) – religious life and customs. CONTENTS: The study of Torah; Deeds of compassion and responsibility; Inner intent and devotion; The disclosure of hidden truth; The living and the dead; Deed and consequence; Repentance and penance; Pride and humility; Moments of revelation, of renewal, and of failure; Some parables of the wise. ISBN: 082760307X. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-30-17)  (ID #20734) $30.00. 

 

 

 


ORTHODOXY


108. • (Holdheim) Heilpern, Pinhas Menahem. TESHUVOT BE-ANSHE ON. HOLDHAIM VE-RE`AV BE-MIKHTAVIM SHELOSHAH `ESER. Frankfurt am Main: No Date (1845) . Cloth, 8vo, 72 pages. 20 cm. In Hebrew. Orthdox booklet attacking Holdheim and the radical Reform. SUBJECT(S): Reform Judaism -- Controversial literature. OCLC lists 8 institutions with copies (Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, GWU, Florida, Penn, Washington U, NYPL) . Library blind stamp on title page, some wear & staining, Good Condition. (GH-4-6) (ID #19414) $175.00. 

RAB-28-16.jpg (706856 bytes)109. • Heilman, Samuel C. THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK: DRAMA, FELLOWSHIP, AND RELIGION. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1983. Hardcover, 8vo. Ix, 337 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Orthodox Judaism – United States; Jewish religious education of adults – United States; Talmud Torah (Judaism) ; Talmud – study and teaching (continuing education) – United States. CONTENTS: Looking into lernen: an introduction into the Talmudic study circle; Social drama; Cultural performance; Interactional drama: lernen as play; Fellowship; the religion of lernen; Siyum. ISBN: 0226324923. Has sunned dust jacket. Very good condition. (RAB-28-16) (ID #20699) $30.00. 

 

 


RAB-22-9.jpg (398289 bytes)110. • Lincoln, Fredman Ashe. IS ORTHODOXY WORTH WHILE? . London: E. Goldston, 1934. Cloth, 8vo. 111 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Jewish question. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: Present position; Nationalism and assimilation; The life of faith; The Sabbath; Is Zionism a substitute? ; And then? Ex library. Spine faded, good+ condition. (RAB-22-9) (ID #20492) $30.00. 

 

 

 


KROCHMAL



AMR-32-21.jpg (428365 bytes) 111. • Krochmal, Abraham. פירושים והארות לתלמוד בבלי על דרך העיון והבקורת PERUSHIM VE-HEAROT LE-TALMUD BAVLI `AL DEREKH HA-`IYUN VEHA-BIKORET. Lemberg: Michael Wolf, 1881. Hardcover, 8vo. 320 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – commentaries. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Abraham Krochmal (d. 1888) was the son of Nachman Krochmal, the Haskalah leader. Influenced by his father, Spinoza, and Kant, Krochmal “saw in Judaism an ethico-cultural idea which had undergone a long historical development. The loss of statehood and diasporal existence was an important element in this development; but fundamental ethical and religious principles, such as the belief in one God, the love of one's neighbor, and the self-perfection of man, were preserved. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Pages tanned, boards worn, water stains and wrinkles, binding a little loose, good- condition. (AMR-32-21) (ID #20204) $125.00. 

 

 

112. • (Krochmal, Nachman) Harris, Jay Michael. NACHMAN KROCHMAL: GUIDING THE PERPLEXED OF THE MODERN AGE. New York: New Yorn University Press, 1991. Cloth, 8vo. Xvi, 336 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – history – philosophy; Philosophy, Jewish; Krochmal, Nachman, 1785-1840; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish – history -- 19th century. SERIES: Modern Jewish masters series. Krochmal (1785-1840) , born in Galicia, was one of the founders of the “science of Judaism, ” and a leader of the Haskalah movement in Eastern Europe. He was self-educated, and was influenced by Maimonides and Abraham ibn Ezra, as well as by non-Jewish philosophers like Kant. (Schwarcz, EJ) Has dust jacket, fine condition. (GER-22-15) (ID #20357) $30.00. 

113. • (Krochmal, Nachman) Katsh, Abraham I. NACHMAN KROCHMAL AND THE GERMAN IDEALISTS. KROCHMAL'S PHILOSOPHY AND ZIONIST THOUGHT. New York: No Publisher, 1949. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 24 pages. Reprinted from Jewish Social Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 2 and from The Jewish Review, Vol. IV, No. 3. Not an offprint. SUBJECT (S): Zionism; Philosophy; Krochmal, Nachman. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis) . Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Crease down front cover, edgeworn, good condition. (Katsh-1-9) x6 (ID #19587) $30.00. 

CIVIL LAW


RAB-28-11.jpg (130005 bytes)114. • Horowitz, George; David De Sola Pool. THE SPIRIT OF JEWISH LAW: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF BIBLICAL AND RABBINICAL JURISPRUDENCE: WITH A SPECIAL NOTE ON JEWISH LAW AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL. New York: Central Book Co, 1973. Cloth, 8vo. Xl, 812 pages. Second reprint of 1953 edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Law – Israel. CONTENTS: Torah; Talmud; Codes; Governmental authority; Humane legislation; Penal law; Persons; Property; Obligations by agreement; Obligations by wrongful conduct; Courts and procedures. David de Sola Pool was rabbi at Congregation Shearrith Israel, the oldest synagogue in the United States, from 1907 to 1956. He also served as president of the New York Board of Rabbis, founded the Jewish Education Committee of New York, and held several other local, national, and international positions. (EJ) Very good condition. (RAB-28-11) (ID #20694) $30.00. 

115. • 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. Baltimore, M. Curlander,, 1981. Cloth, ISBN 158477150X 8vo. Viii, 270 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Criminal law (Jewish law) (SPEC4-11) . Very Good Condition (ID #20426) $75.00. 

ETHICS

116. • Liebermann, Arthur. ZUR JÜDISCHEN MORAL: DAS VERHALTEN VON JUDEN GEGENÜBER NICHTJUDEN NACH DEM JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONSGESETZE. QUELLENMÄSSIG DARGESTELLT. Berlin: Philo-Verlag, 1920. Cloth, 8vo. 132 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – relations – Christianity; Christianity and other religions – Judaism; Jewish ethics; Antisemitism. Hinges repaired, boards worn at corners, pages tanned, good condition. (GER-25-13) (ID #20296) $35.00. 

 

 

 

RAB--3.jpg (304803 bytes) 117. • Lustig, Yehoshua Yehonatan. ספר לי יהושיע : ... ביאורים ופרושים להבין אמרי נועם מאמרי חז״ל ... ונלוה עמו קונטרס דבר בעתו בענין הצלת עתים הפנויות לעבודת השם SEFER LI YEHOSHIA`: ...BEURIM U-FERUSHIM LE-HAVIN IMRE NO`AM MAAMRE HAZAL ... VE-NILVEH `IMO KUNTRES DAVAR BE-`ITO BE-`INYAN HATSALAT `ITIM HA-PENUYOT LA-`AVODAT HA-SHEM ... New York: No Publisher, 1963. Cloth, 8vo. 94 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Ethics, Jewish -- 1750-. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA) . Very good condition. (RAB-18-3) (ID #20558) $75.00. 

 

 

 

GER-28-29.jpg (359389 bytes) 118. • Paduka, Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn; Yehuda Ibn Tibon; Saul Israel Hurwitz. תורת חובוב הלבבות לרבינו בחיי בן יוסף אבן פקודה TORAT HOVOT HA-LEVAVOT LE-RABENU BAHYA BEN YOSEF IBN PAKUDAH. Berlin: Yidisher Ferlag, 1922. Hardcover, 12mo. 139 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Pages tenned, spine faded, good+ condition. (GER-28-29) (ID #20275) $100.00. 

 

 

 

GER-28-22.jpg (410693 bytes) 119. • Schwarz, Hayyim. ספר אורח חײם : כולל תוכחת מוסר השכל להורות את בני ישורון דרך אמונה ויראת ה׳ SEFER ORAH HAYYIM KOLEL TOKEHAT MUSAR HASKEL LE-HOROT ET BENE YESURUN DERE_K EMUNAH WE-YIR'AT H. Berlin: Bedifos I. Zittenfeld, 1872. Hardcover, 8vo. Ix, 234 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Ethics, Jewish. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA) . Half of backstrip missing, covers worn around edges, water stain throughout, good- condition. (GER-28-22) (ID #20268) $175.00. 

 

 

 



RAB-22-21.jpg (461919 bytes)120. • Spector, Itzehak. THE ETHICS OF SHULHAN 'ARUK. Tacoma, Wash.: Uraitha, 1930. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 88 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics; Shulhan arukh. “The Shulhan 'Aruk is a legal codification of the laws of the Bible and halakic part of rabbinical literature, together with the minhagim (“local customs”) of legal significance of the Sephardic and Ashkenazaic Jews of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ” Ex library. Tear in front free end paper, good condition. (RAB-22-21) (ID #20504) $30.00. 

 

 



FESTSCHRIFTEN



RAB--18.jpg (480875 bytes) 121. • Epstein, J. N; Simha Assaf. SEFER HA-YOVEL LI-KHEVOD YA`AKOV NAHUM HALEVI EPSHTAIN: LI-MELOT LO SHIV`IM SHANAH. Yerushalayim: Hotsaat Sefarim `a. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit., 1950. Hardcover, 8vo. 332, 16 pages. In Hebrew. English title: J. N. Epstein, jubilee volume on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. SUBJECT(S): Epstein, J. N. (Jacob Nahum) , 1878-1952. SERIES: Tarbits le-mada`e ha-ruah ; ; shanah 20. CONTENTS: "Bibliography of the Writings of Prof. J. N. Epstein, " S. Abramson, "A Fragment of the Arabic Original of 'Hammiqah Vehamimkar' of R. Hai Gaon, " Abramson, "The Sons of Scholars, " O. Allon, "Letters from Kairwan and Alexandria to R. Joseph ibn-Ukal, " Simcha Assaf, "A Letter from Yemen dated 1202, " D. Z. Baneth, "The Samaritan Punctuation, Espescially its Three Patachs, " Z. Ben-Chayyim, "Rashi and the Historical Reality of his Time, " Isaac Baer, "Salomon Maimon and Hermann Cohen, " S. H. Bergman, "The Journey of Ashera in II AB, IV 1-18 from Ugarit, " M. D. U. Cassuto, "Mishnah and Tosefta Baba Metzi'a, " Benjamin Devries, "B. Frizzi and His Book 'Petach Enayim, ' on the Charachter of the Italian Haskalah, " B. Dinaburg, "On the Phraseology of the Tannaim, " Louis Finkelstein, "Immanuel, " Louis H. Ginsberg, "Early Letters and Documents from the Collection of David Kaufmann, "Darga Thevir - Mercha Thevir, " M. F. Gumpertz, "The Canaanite God Shadrapa and his nature, " Joshua Gutmann, "The Chronological List 'Yemoth Olam' dated 5260, " A. M. Haberman, "The Ahiqar to Jeremiah, " Benjamin Klar, "The Explanantion of the Term 'Yarhe Kalah, '" Samuel Krauss, "Further Notes on the Leiden Ms. Of the Jerushalmi, " Saul Lieberman, "Ha-Hanar and HaRakem, " Benjamin Maisler, "The Conversation of the Patriarchs in Genesis, " E. Z. Melamed, Saadya's Commentary to the Torah deduced from his Translation, " Joseph Joel Rivlin, "The. Inscription from Caesarea Palaestinis, " Moshe Shcwabe, "Parallels between Job and Other Books of the Bible, " M. H. Segal, "The Two First Testimonies on the Relations between Chassidic Groups and Ba'al-Shem-Tov, " Gershom Shalom, "Antiochia in Jerusalem (On the Problem of the Legal Status of Jerusalem under the Government of the Hellenizers) , " A. Tcherikower, "Otot in the Bile and in the Lachish Letters, " N. M. Tur-Sinai, "The Repentance of the People of Nineveh and the Discussions between Jews and Christians, " Ephraim A. Urbach, "Torah as Legislation in Jehudah and Israel in the Period of the Kingdom, " Samuel Yeivin, "Asharoth of R. Ishaq ibn-Chicatill, " Menachem Zulav. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Epstein (1878-1952) was born in Brest-Litovsk and Vienna and Berne. In 1925 he became a professor at the then-new Hebrew University. "He formulated the basis for a new approach to talmudic studies in which he trained generations of scholars. Early in his career Epstein devoted studies to books of the Bible and the Elephantine papyri, but the major portion of his life's work was dedicated to rabbinical literature, particularly to the Mishnah text. In the field of geonic literature, Epstein edited the geonic commentary to the sixth order of the Mishnah , the introduction to which had studies on the she'iltot of R. Aha Gaon. His contribution to the modern study of rabbinical literature was of far-reaching importance. Epstein's essays and reviews appeared in many learned periodicals, and he was cofounder and coeditor of the quarterly Devir (1923–24) , and edited the first 23 volumes of the quarterly Tarbiz (1930–52) . He was an active member of the Vaad ha-Lashon and presided over several of its committees. " (staff, EJ) Backstrip missing, covers edgeworn, front cover detached, text clean, good condition. (RAB-18-18) (ID #20573) $30.00. 

AMERCANA


RAB-28-15.jpg (245991 bytes)122. • Auerbach, Jerold S. RABBIS AND LAWYERS: THE JOURNEY FROM TORAH TO CONSTITUTION. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. Cloth, 8vo. Xix, 249 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – cultural assimilation – United States; Jews – United States – identity; Judaism – United States; Jewish lawyers – United States – political activity; United States – ethnic relations. CONTENTS: American Zion; The rule of sacred law; Prophetic justice; Emancipation: the disintegration of Jewish legal authority; The authority of tradition: Solomon Schechter and Louis Marshall; Louis D. Brandeis: Zionism as Americanism; Isaiah's disciples: Julian Makc and Felix Frankfurter; Rabbi and lawyer: Stephen S. Wise, Joseph M. Proskauer, and the dilemmas of patriotism. ISBN: 0253310857. Has dust jacket. Fine condition. (RAB-28-15) (ID #20698) $30.00.

 

AMR-32-19.jpg (605245 bytes) 123. • Coblenz, Sigmund. ספר רגשי יהודה : בו ידבר על ישראל ותורתו SEFER RIGSHE YEHUDAH: BO YEDUBER `AL YISRAEL VE-TORATO, NEFESH HA-`AM U-TEHIYATO. New York: A. H. Rozenberg., 1914. Cloth, 8vo. 102 pages. In Hebrew. Deinard 748. Goldman 769: “Coblenz served as the rabbi of Adath Chevrah Kadisha of Brooklyn. He was involved in Zionist activities and he delivered addresses before a Zionist convention in Scranton in Iyyar 1905 and before a Mizrahi convention in Altona (Germany? ) in 5668 [1908]. ” This work “contains homilies, speeches and notes on prozbul” as well as an “address at a gathering for R. Dr. Meir Hildesheimer and R. Aaron Wolkin, who visited America in the winter of 5674 [1914] on behalf of Agudath Israel. ” It also includes ‘a sermon on R. Emil Hirsch and a Reform convention in New York. ” SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex library. Water stains on cover and in top margins throughout, otherwise good condition. (AMR-32-19) (ID #20202) $125.00.



RAB-21-4x.jpg (219255 bytes) RAB-21-4xx.jpg (390327 bytes)124. • Friedlaender, Israel. היסוד המדיני בהשקפת הנביאים HA-YESOD HA-MEDENI BE-HASHKAFAT HA-NEVI'IM. New York: Ahi'ever, 1914. Cloth, 8vo. 23 pages. In Hebrew. Deinard 354. Goldman 211. SUBJECT(S): Zionism – Biblical teachings; Bible. Prophets; Jews – restoration. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA) . BOUND WITH: Rabinovitz, Alexander Siskund. תולדות הספרות העברית לבני הנעורים TOLDOT HA-SIFRUT HA-`IVRIT LI-VENE HA-NE`URIM. 1906. Odessa: Moriyah. 46 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- introductions; Bible as literautre. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Friedlaender (1876-1920) , originally from Poland, studies Semitics at Berlin University and the University of Strasbourg, where he also taught. In 1904 he became a professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He also taught at Dropsie College, was the first chairperson of New York City's Bureau of Jewish Education, was the first president of Young Judea, and wsa part of the intellectually prestigious Achavah Club. After WWI, he went on a mission to Europe, during which he was murdered. Brown, hinges repaired, backstrip faded, good condition. Scarce. (RAB-21-4x) (ID #20652) $150.00.

 

RAB-30-3.jpg (480368 bytes)125. • Helmreich, William B. THE WORLD OF THE YESHIVA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF ORTHODOX JEWRY. New York: Free Press, 1982. Hardcover, 8vo. Xix, 412 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Yeshivas – United States; Jewish day schools – United States; Orthodox Judaism – United States; Judaism – study and teaching – United States. CONTENTS: From Jacob's tents to America's cities; An ancient tradition in a new land; The yeshiva today; In the path of the Lord: teachings of the faith; Yeshiva students: who are they and why do they go? ; A self-enclosed world: life at the yeshiva; Making it in the yeshiva; “Out on the next bus”: deviance in the yeshiva; Preparing for life outside the yeshiva; Is the yeshiva successful in reaching its goals? ; Why has the yeshiva survived? ISBN: 0029146402. Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (RAB-30-3) (ID #20720) $30.00.

 

 

RAB-29-7.jpg (563358 bytes)126. • Hirsch, Samson Raphael; Bernard Drachman. THE NINETEEN LETTERS OF BEN UZIEL: BEING A SPIRITUAL PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF JUDAISM. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1899. Cloth, 12mo. Xxvii, 222 pages. Illustrated. CONTENTS: Samson Raphael Hirsch-a biographical sketch; First letter: complaint; Second letter: standpoint, method; Third letter: God, the world; Fourth letter: man; Fifth letter: education; Sixth letter: history; Seventh letter: The consecrated people; Eighth letter: the patriarchs, Egypt, the wilderness, the land; Ninth letter: Israel in exile; Tenth letter: division of the commandments; Eleventh letter: laws, judgments, statutes; Twelfth letter: commandments; Thirteenth letter: word and deed symbols; Fourteenth letter: the service of God; Fifteenth letter: answer; Sixteenth letter: emancipation; Seventeenth letter: reform; Eighteenth letter: reform, continued; Nineteenth letter: Outlines of purpose (essays) . Born in Hamburg, Hirsch (1808-1888) was a “rabbi and writer [and] leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. ” Despite his Orthodaxy, Hirsch felt that a well-educated Jew would also be familiar with secular subjects, such as math, modern languages, and physical sciences, and would his Jewish ethics to guide his involvement in the secular world. Unlike the German Liberal Jewish movement at the time, he believed that a synthesis of traditional Jewish and modern secular learning was possible. (EJ, 2007) Pictorial cover. Ex library. Covers a little worn, good- condition. Nice 19th Century US edition. (RAB-29-7) (ID #20709) $50.00.

RAB--2.jpg (551521 bytes) 127. • Hirschowitz, Abraham E. שו״ת בית אברהם SHU-T BET AVRAHAM. 2 VOLUMES. Jerusalem: D. & T. Salomon, 1907. Cloth, 8vo. 62, 96 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa – 1800-1948; Jewish sermons, hebrew – United States. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: Helek 1. Asher heshivu li gedole ha-dor bi-devar halakhah le-ma`aseh -- Helek 2. 27 derushim le-Shabatot u-mo`adim, le-nisuim, li-verit milah u-Bar mitsvah. Embossed covers. Pages tanned, tears on spine, bumped corners, hinges starting, good condition. (RAB-18-2) (ID #20557) $75.00.

128. • Hurwitz, S. L. ספר פנינים מספרות הדרוש ... : ילקוט לשבת ולכל מועדי השנה SEFER PENINIM MI-SIFRUT HA-DERUSH ...: YALKUT LE-SHABAT ULE-KOL MO`ADE HA-SHANAH. New York: No Publisher, 1937. Cloth, 8vo. 346 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew – United States. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Covers a little worn, owner's stamp on fly leaf, good condition. (RAB-21-25) (ID #20673) $75.00.



AMR-32-16.jpg (593323 bytes) 129. • Israelson, Shalom. נוה שלום : חדושים וביאורים על הש״ס ועל הרמב״ם NEVEH SHALOM: HIDUSHIM U-VEURIM `AL HA-SHAS VE-`AL HA-RAMBAM. Chicago: A. Mayotes, 1900. Cloth, 8vo. 116 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The dwelling of peace. Singerman 5769, Deinard 572, Mishkin 30. Goldman 586: “Israelson…immigrated to America in 5654 [1894] and served as one of the first Rabbis in Milwaukee. After leaving his congregation because of his opposition to modernization in the synagogue, one hundred and fifty supporters organized a new one for him. Israelson became a rabbi in Toronto ca. 1900 and he later served as a rabbi in Chicago and as the dean of the Hebrew Theological College…. This volume contains novellae on the Talmud, Mishneh Torah and Shulhan Arukh, and Talmudic hadranim…. He hoped that American Jews would read Sefer neveh Shalom so that there would be evidence of traditional learning in ‘the land of Columbus’…in 5686 [1926] he wrote, ‘of my first book, ‘Neveh Shalom’…I only sold a few copies for a low price, and more than half the printing was destroyed in a fire (I have only fifteen copies left) . ’” SUBJECT(S): Hadran; Talmud – commentaries. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages tanned, water stain throughout, boards warped at bottom, good condition. (AMR-32-16) (ID #20199) $150.00.

AMR-32-22.jpg (750483 bytes) 130. • Kaplan, Mordekhai Aharon. translated by J[udah] Koeningsberg. ספר רוח העת SEFER RUAH HA-`ET. New York: Defus Sinai, 1919. Cloth, 8vo. 126 pages. In Hebrew. Deinard 751. Goldman 830: “Kaplan was born in Medvedichi, Byelorussia, in 1899 and he studied in the yeshivot of Minsk, Bobruysk, Slutsk and Mir…immigrating to America in 1909…. Kaplan was the founder of the Jewish Conciliation Court of America….Sefer Ruah Ha-‘Et contains twenty-seven sermons for the lections of Genesis and other occasions. Kaplan originally delivered them in Yiddish between 1907 and 15 Feb. 1920…. Some of the sermons deal with American themes (e. G. On kashruth…on immigration laws…on Henry Morgenthau…) . ” Also on “the conclusion of World War I…. ” No other volumes are recorded. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex library. Occasional marginalia, good condition. (AMR-32-22) (ID #20205) $150.00.

 

 

AMR-32-19.jpg (605245 bytes) 131. • Lazarov, Y. L. ספר דגל יחודה : כולל דרושים SEFER DEGEL YEHUDAH: KOLEL DERUSHIM... New York: A. H. Rozenberg., 1913. Hardcover, 8vo. 80 pages. In Hebrew. Deinard 148. Goldman 758: “Contains sermons for holidays and a commentary on Tractate Avot of the Mishnah…. Many of the footnotes related personal experiences. There are a number of references to the author’s contemporary environment. ” SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Festival-day sermons, Hebrew; Aboth – commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex library with minimal markings. Boards edgeworn, tears on spine, good condition. (AMR-32-19) (ID #20193) $100.00.

 

 


RAB-28-6.jpg (488884 bytes)132. • Leff, Bertram A. THE MODERN ORTHODOX JEW: ACCULTURATION AND RELIGIOUS IDENTIFICATION. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1974. Paperback, 8vo. Viii, 110 pages. Adelphi University masters thesis reproduced from microfilm. SUBJECT (S): Orthodox Judaism – United States – history; Jews – cultural assimilation – United States. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Ohio State; Bar-Ilan Univ; Jewish National & Univ Library) , only one in the US. CONTENTS: Historical background of American Orthodox Judaism; Review of literature; Design; Social characteristics; Assimilation and acculturation; Jewish observances and attitudes; Family life; Israel and Zionism; Jewish leadership; Jewish education; Conclusion. Good+ condition. Scarce. (RAB-28-6) (ID #20689) $100.00.

 

 


RAB-22-26.jpg (439204 bytes)133. • Mielziner, Moses. INTRODUCTION TO THE TALMUD: HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INTRODUCTION, LEGAL HERMENEUTICS OF THE TALMUD, TALMUDICAL TERMINOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY, OUTLINES OF TALMUDICAL ETHICS. APPENDIX: KEY TO THE ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE TALMUD AND ITS COMMENTARIES. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1903. Cloth, 8vo. 297 pages. Second revised edition. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- introductions. “Mielziner [1828-1903] was born and educated in Germany, where he began his rabbinic career. He headed a Jewish school in Copenhagen, Denmark, while earning his Ph. D. From the University of Giessen. Immigrating to the United States, Mielziner served as a congregational rabbi and educator in New York City until 1879, when Isaac Mayer Wise appointed him professor of Talmud at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Upon Wise's death, Mielziner was chosen interim president of the seminary, a position he held for three years, from 1900 until his death. Mielziner was a charter member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and his scholarly input on relevant subjects had an important influence on early discussions of CCAR policy. He published several treatises on Jewish law...but is best known for his classic work Introduction to the Talmud, published originally in 1894 and reissued three times since... Mielziner's exposition of talmudic methodology – featuring a skillful dissection of the Talmud's distinctive system of technical terms and phrases adapted to its unique methods of investigation and demonstration – has been an indispensable handbook for the serious student of the Talmud for more than a century. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers edgeworn, good condition. This edition seldom available. (RAB-22-26) (ID #20509) $60.00.

AMR-32-23.jpg (402558 bytes) 134. • Munk, Salomon; Isidore Kalisch... PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHICAL AUTHORS OF THE JEWS: A HISTORICAL SKETCH WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES. Cincinnati: Bloch, 1881. Cloth, 8vo. 60 pages. First English edition. Singerman 3007. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, Jewish. Gilt title on front, embossed covers. Munk (1803-1867) , who moved to Paris from Germany in 1828, was a tutor for the Rothschild family, and a manuscript librarian at the French national library. He became blind by 1850, but continued his work for nearly two more decades. In the 1840s, as Montefiore's secretary, he traveled to Egypt, where he interacted with the locals Jews, and brought back to FranceKaraite manuscripts. A scholar of Semitic languages, Munk was a appointed professor at the College de France in 1864. His greatest work was a three-volume annotated edition of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Edgeworn, spine repaired, good condition. (AMR-32-23) (ID #20206) $30.00.



RAB-21-24.jpg (479463 bytes)135. • Roshgolin, Zalman Dov. גיוני לב : יכלכל סקירות קצרות על ענינים שונים ודרושים למועדים ולכמה שבתות השנה ... קצת הערות והארות בדברי הלכה HEGYONE LEV: YEKHALKEL SEKIROT KETSAROT `AL INYANIM SHONIM U-DERUSHIM LA-MO`ADIM ULE-KHAMAH SHABTOT HA-SHANAH ... KETSAT HE`AROT VE-HEAROT BE-DIVRE HALAKHAH. Jerusalem: S. H. Zuckerman., 1927. Cloth, 8vo. 105 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew – United States; Jewish law. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex library in library binding. Pages wrinkled from water, otherwise clean, good condition. (RAB-21-24) (ID #20672) $75.00.

 



WOMEN, GENDER, SEX, & MARRIAGE


RAB-20-15.jpg (606828 bytes)136. • Epstein, Louis M; Ben Tsiyon Alkala'i. לשאלת העגונה LI-SHEELAT HA-`AGUNAH. New York: No Publisher, 1940. Cloth, 1st edition. 8vo. 272 pages. In Hebrew. Inscribed by the author. SUBJECT(S): Agunahs. Epstein (1887-1949) was an American “Conservative rabbi and authority on Jewish marriage law. [He] was born in Anyksciai, Lithuania. When his father, Rabbi Ezriel Epstein, went to the United States to accept a pulpit, he left his son behind to study at the yeshivah in Slobodka. He graduated from Columbia University and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 1913. He served in various congregations in Dallas, Texas, and Toledo, Ohio, before assuming the leadership of Beth Hamedrosh Hagdol in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1918 and then becoming rabbi of Kehilath Israel in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he served for the remainder of his career. Epstein was president of the Rabbinical Assembly and chairman of its committee on Jewish Law. He was instrumental in framing various proposals in Jewish law, the best known being a method of solving the agunah problem published in his Li-She'elat ha-Agunah. Under Epstein's proposal, the husband would authorize the wife to act as his agent for the purpose of a get. This innovation was accepted by his colleagues but was abandoned by the Rabbinical Assembly because of the opposition of the Orthodox rabbinate and of some members of the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary. ” (EJ, 2007) Wear at spine and corners, good+ condition. (RAB-20-15) (ID #20638) $80.00. 

RAB-22-28.jpg (414508 bytes)137. • Cahnman, Werner Jacob. INTERMARRIAGE AND JEWISH LIFE: A SYMPOSIUM. New York: Herzl Press, 1963. Cloth, 8vo. 212 pages. Illustrated with tables. SUBJECT (S): Interfaith marriage; Jewish question; Jews – United States -- 20th century. “Born in Munich, Germany, Cahnman [1902-1980] was regional secretary for Bavaria of the national association of German Jewry, the Centralverein deutscher Staatsbuerger juedischen Glaubens, from 1930 to 1934. In 1933 he was arrested for a short time by the Gestapo and at the end of 1938, like many male Jews, was sent to a concentration camp. When he managed to obtain his release he went to the United States, where he studied sociology and anthropology. He then taught at several universities, being appointed professor of sociology at Rutgers University in 1961. Cahnman's contributions are chiefly in the fields of sociological theory and the sociology of the Jews. His earlier theoretical publications, written under the influence of Robert E. Park, are primarily concerned with international ecology. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex Library. Good condition. (RAB-22-28) (ID #20511) $30.00. 

 


RAB-28-2.jpg (459428 bytes)138. • Feldman, David M. BIRTH CONTROL IN JEWISH LAW: MARITAL RELATIONS, CONTRACEPTION, AND ABORTION AS SET FORTH IN THE CLASSIC TEXTS OF JEWISH LAW. New York: New York University Press, 1968. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 322 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Birth control (Jewish law) ; Abortion (Jewish law) , Sex in marriage – religious aspects – Judaism; Family Planning Services; Religion and sex. CONTENTS: The structure of Jewish law; Marriage—independent of procreation; The mitzvah of procreation; The mitzvah of marital sex; The legitimacy of sexual pleasure; Improper emission of generative seed; Excursus: on “female seed”; The act of “Er and Onan”; A device called mokh; The “Three women” of the Baraita; The drama of the literature; Variations of the mokh principle; An oral contraceptive; The Foetus and foeticide; Warrant for abortion; The Jewish view of birth control. Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-28-2) (ID #20685) $30.00. 

 


RAB-28-1.jpg (156640 bytes)139. • Freid, Jacob. JEWS AND DIVORCE. New York: Ktav, 1968. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 208 pages. SUBJECT (S): Divorce (Jewish law) . CONTENTS: The role of Jewish law pertaining to the Jewish family, Jewish marriage and divorce, by Menachem M. Brayer; The Jewish attitude towards divorce, by Nathan Goldberg; Divorce and alienation in modern society, by Nathan W. Ackerman; A family agency view of divorce, by George Rothman; Summary and prognosis, by David R. Mace; Divorce in Jewish tradition, by Julius Kravetz; Some aspects of the Jewish tradition's view of sex, by Seymour Siegel; The incidence of divorce among Jews in England, by Malvyn A. Benjamin; Survey of divorce (Jewish and mixed) in Hamilton County, by the Jewish Family Service Bureau, Cincinnati, Ohio (February 1957 thru November 1960) , by Idalynn Hertzberg, Rose Nemiroff and Morton R. Startz. Ex library, parts of covers faded, good condition. (RAB-28-1) (ID #20684) $30.00. 

 

 

RAB-30-7.jpg (455903 bytes)140. • Klugmann, N. DIE FRAU IM TALMUD. Vienna: Moriz Waizner & Sohn, 1898. Hardcover, 8vo. 87 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Women in rabbinical literature. SERIES: Vergleichende studien zur stellung der frau im altertum; [1. Bd. ]. Ex library. Tanned, tear on backstrip, good condition. (RAB-30-7) (ID #20724) $80.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-22-8.jpg (482223 bytes)141. • Scheftelowitz, Erwin Elchanan. THE JEWISH LAW OF FAMILY AND INHERITANCE AND ITS APPLICATION IN PALESTINE. Tel Aviv: Edition Olympia, 1947. Cloth, 8vo. 256 pages. In English with some Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Domestic relations (Jewish law) ; Domestic relations – Palestine; Inheritance and succession (Jewish law) ; Inheritance and succession – Palestine. Ex library. Corners bumped, good condition. (RAB-22-8) (ID #20491) $50.00. 

 

 


JEWISH PHILOSOPHY

142. • Friedland, Samuel. THE SAMUEL FRIEDLAND LECTURES, 1967-1974. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary OF America, 1974. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 95 pages. Lectures by some of the Giants of 20th Century Conservative Judaism. Foreword, by Gerson D. Cohen. -Religion and Ethics: Rivals or Partners, Louis Finkelstein. -Towards a Rabbinic Philosophy of Education, David M. Gordis. -Intellectual Freedom in the Jewish Tradition, Simon Greenberg. -Jerusalem—City of Vision and Prayers, Avraham Holtz. -Man in Jewish tradition, David Lieber. -God and the World: A Jewish View, Yochanan Muffs -Judaism and the new Morality, Seymour Siegel. -Dreams, Divination and Prophecy: Gersonides and the Problem of Precognition, David W. Silverman. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Clean text and tight binding. In Very Good condition. (RAB-16-3) . (ID #20532) $30.00. 

RAB-29-1.jpg (650538 bytes)143. • Bleich, J. David. WITH PERFECT FAITH: THE FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH BELIEF. New York: Ktav, 1983. Hardcover, 8vo. Xx, 688 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – creeds; Philosophy, Jewish – history – sources; Philosophy, medieval – sources. CONTENTS: Introduction: the thirteen principles; The first principle: existence of God; The second principle: unity; The third principle: incorporeality; The fourth principle: eternity; The fifth principle: prayer; The sixth principle: prophecy; The seventh principle: prophecy of Moses; The eighth principle: revelation; The ninth principle: immutability of Torah; The tenth principle: omniscience; The eleventh principle: reward and punishment; The twelfth principle: the messiah; The thirteenth principle: resurrection. ISBN: 087068891X. Bleich (b. 1941) is “one of the world's leading authorities on Jewish medical ethics. Born in Brooklyn, he studied at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath and was ordained by Mesivta Torah Vodaath. He earned his B. A. At Brooklyn College in Jewish studies; his M. A. From Columbia in philosophy, and a Ph. D. From New York University (1974) ... Bleich was simultaneously the rosh yeshivah and rosh kolel at the Kollel le-Hora'ah of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary; professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; and Tenzer Professor of Jewish Law and Ethics, Yeshiva University, while serving as rabbi at the Yorkville Synagogue, New York City. Previously he had taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1991–93) , Hunter College, Rutgers University, and Bar-llan University. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-29-1) (ID #20703) $100.00. 

144. • Bleich, J. David. WITH PERFECT FAITH: THE FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH BELIEF. Another Copy. Paperback, 8vo. Xx, 688 pages. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-29-2) (ID #20704) $40.00. 

RAB-28-10.jpg (325426 bytes)145. • Hartman, David. A LIVING COVENANT: THE INNOVATIVE SPIRIT IN TRADITIONAL JUDAISM. New York: Free Press, 1985. Cloth, 8vo. Xi, 340 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Covenants – religious aspects – Judaism – history of doctrines; Prayer – Judaism; Judaism – essence, genius, nature. CONTENTS: Fundamentals of a covenental anthropology; Assertion versus submission: the tension within Judaism; “Halakhic Man”: Soloveitchik's synthesis; Ethics and halakhah; Human beings in the presence of God; The spirit of Judaic prayer; Individual and community in prayer; Rabbinic responses to suffering; The rabbinic renewal of the covenant; Two competing covenantal paradigms; The celebration of finitude; The third Jewish commonwealth. ISBN: 0029141400. Born in the United States in 1931 to parents who had immigrated from Jerusalem, Hartman studied at the Lakewood yeshiva, Yeshiva University, and Fordham University. In 1971 he emigrated to Israel, which had “religioustheological significance” to him, as he thought that Jews could only live fully as Jews in Israel and that establishing the Jewish state was “the culmination of the historic covenant at Sinai. ” Hartman's entire approach to Judaism revolves around synthesizing historical traditions with the present situations of Jews. To this end he established the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, has trained teachers, worked with senior officers in the Israel Defense Forces, and continues with Jewish endeavors in Israel and internationally. (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise good condition. (RAB-28-10) (ID #20693) $30.00. 

RAB-25-8.jpg (277491 bytes)146. • Soloveitchik, Joseph Dov. HALAKHIC MAN. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1983. Cloth, 8vo. Xi, 164 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish way of life; Jewish law – philosophy. ISBN: 0827602227. Ex library. Good+ condition. (RAB-25-8) (ID #20524) $30.00. 

147. • Spinoza, Benedictus De; Gebhardt, Carl. SPINOZA VON DEN FESTEN UND EWIGEN DINGEN. UBERTRAGEN UND EINGELEITET. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1925. Cloth, 12mo. Xlix, 594 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Ethics. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Spinoza (1632-1677) was a Dutch philosopher. Among the Spanish and Portuguese community that his family was a part of, Spinoza attracted attention for his irreligious and heretical ideas, such as questioning whether Adam was the first man. On July 27, 1656, he was excommunicated. His 1670 Tractatus Theologico-Politicus “caused a sensation, and was banned everywhere, and sold with false title pages. ” Three years later, he was offered the chair of philosophy at Heidelberg, which he declined, avowing a preference for a quiet life. Efforts to have his Ethics published were unfruitful, due to theological impediments. It was later published, after his death, in Opera Posthuma. (Smend) Wear to top half of spine, spots on for edge, good condition. (GER-22-13) (ID #20355) $150.00. 

148. • Cohen, Hermann. ÄSTHETIK DES REINEN GEFÜHLS. VOLUME 1 ONLY. Berlin: B. Cassirer, 1912. Half leather, 8vo. Xiv, 401 pages. In German. Volume 1 only. SUBJECT (S): Aesthetics; Emotions; Art – psychology. SERIES: System der Philosophie; 3. T. Cohen (1842-1918) , born in Coswig, was a German philosopher. He studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau, but did not become a rabbi. Instead, he took up philosophy, continuing his studies at the universities in Breslau, Berlin, and Halle. Originally invited to teacher there by F. A. Lange in 1873, Cohen taught at the University of Marburg until 1912. His early philosophical works were criticisms of Plato and Kant, which developed into the Marburg School of neo-Kantism; this philosophy is discussed in Die Aesthetik des reinen Gefuehls, as well as two other works. (Bergman, EJ) Leather on spine is neatly covered with black tape, shelf wear, pencil on title page, patterned end ex library with usual markings, papers and marbles edges, good condition. (GER-22-16) (ID #20358) $100.00. 

LITERATURE

RAB-19-12.jpg (351541 bytes)149. • Grade, Chaim; E. D. Shapir. צמח אטלס TSEMAH ATLAS. BOOK 2. Tel Aviv: 'am 'oved, 1968. Cloth, 8vo. 414 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Yeshivas -- fiction. Grade (1910-1982) , born in Vilna, was a Yiddish writer. He was first published in 1932, in Dos Vort, and his first book, Yo, was published four years later. As a member of the Yung Vilne group, Grade “sought both to synthesize secular Yiddish culture with new currents in world literature, and to bring the impoverished Jewish home into contact with the progressive forces of contemporary society. ” After WWII, which he spent in Russia, he became a kind of Jewish national poet, as he worked to confront the tragedy in his writing. (EJ, 2007) Cloth on front cover wrinkled from moisture, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-19-12) (ID #20589) $100.00. 

 

RAB-30-5.jpg (439166 bytes)150. • Grade, Chaim. THE YESHIVA. VOLS I & II, complete Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976-77. 8vo. 394, 399 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Fiction. ISBN: 0672523442. Grade (1910-1982) , born in Vilna, was a Yiddish writer. He was first published in 1932, in Dos Vort, and his first book, Yo, was published four years later. As a member of the Yung Vilne group, Grade “ought both to synthesize secular Yiddish culture with new currents in world literature, and to bring the impoverished Jewish home into contact with the progressive forces of contemporary society. ” After WWII, which he spent in Russia, he became a kind of Jewish national poet, as he worked to confront the tragedy in his writing. (EJ, 2007) Pictorial end papers. Very Good Condition in Very Good jackets. A nice set. (RAB-30-5) (ID #20740) $140.00

151. • Grade, Chaim. THE YESHIVA. VOL. II: MASTERS AND DISCIPLES. Vol 2 only. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1977. Cloth, 8vo. 399 pages. SUBJECT (S): Fiction. ISBN: 0672523442. Grade (1910-1982) , born in Vilna, was a Yiddish writer. He was first published in 1932, in Dos Vort, and his first book, Yo, was published four years later. As a member of the Yung Vilne group, Grade “ought both to synthesize secular Yiddish culture with new currents in world literature, and to bring the impoverished Jewish home into contact with the progressive forces of contemporary society. ” After WWII, which he spent in Russia, he became a kind of Jewish national poet, as he worked to confront the tragedy in his writing. (EJ, 2007) Has sunned dust jacket with small tear at top. Pictorial end papers. Very good condition. (RAB-30-4) (ID #20721) $65.00. 

152. • Grade, Chaim. THE YESHIVA. VOL. II: MASTERS AND DISCIPLES. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1977. Cloth, 8vo. 399 pages. Another copy of vol II. No dust jacket. Pictorial end papers. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-30-5) (ID #20722) $60.00. 

OTHER MEDIEVAL

RAB-20-14.jpg (580831 bytes)153. • Alfasi, Isaac Ben Jacob. שאלות ותשובות SHE`ELOT U-TESHUVOT. Warsaw: Sh. Sovlaski, 1884. Cloth, 8vo. 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Univ of Leeds, Brandeis, JTSA, Ohio State Univ) . Alfasi was the eleventh century “author of the most important code prior to the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides. In a sense, Alfasi brought the geonic period to a close. The last of the Babylonian geonim, Hai Gaon, died when Alfasi was 25 years old. Alfasi himself was called "gaon" by several early halakhic authorities. Judah b. Barzillai al-Bargeloni sometimes refers to him simply as "the Gaon. " Alfasi was a native of Qal'at Hammad near Constantine, in Algeria, and is therefore sometimes called "ha-Kala'i. " According to Abraham ibn David, Alfasi studied in Kairouan under both Nissim ben Jacob and Hananel b. Hushi'el, but nowhere does Alfasi mention them as his teachers. ” (EJ, 2007) Solomon Grayzel's copy with his bookplate. Pages tanned, dent in fore edge. Otherwise very good condition. (RAB-20-14) (ID #20637) $135.00. 

 

RAB-30-16.jpg (713616 bytes)154. • Assaf, Simha. תשובות הגאונים : מתוך ה״גניזה״ TESHUVOT HA-GEONIM: MI-TOKH HA-GENIZAH. Jerusalem: Darom, 1928. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 269 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa – to 1040; Cairo Genizah. Assaf (1889-1953) , an historian, was ordained a rabbi in 1910, and served in that capacity in Luban and Minsk, and taught at Chaim Tchernowitz's yeshiva in Odessa. In 1921 he moved to Jerusalem, and taught at the Hebrew University from its inception in 1925, becoming a full professor in 1936. Though not a lawyer, he was made a member of the Supreme Court after Israel was established. H a-`Onshin Ahare Hatimat ha-Talmud ("Penalties after the Redaction of the Talmud") is an example of his excellent grasp of law despite a lack of formal legal training. (Zobel, EJ) Signatures unopened, covers worn and chipped around edges, good condition. (RAB-30-16) (ID #20733) $80.00. 


RAB-24-5.jpg (530237 bytes)155. • Ben Nahman, Yehudai, Gaon; Solomon David Sassoon. ספר הלכות פסוקות SEFER HALAKHOT PESUKOT. Jerusalem: Hevrat Mekitse Nirdamim, 1950. Hardcover, 8vo. 29, 236 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Yehudai was the head of the academy at Sura from about 757 to 761 C. E. He led the academy, despite the tradition of not appointing any to the position who had not also been a student there. (EJ, 2007) Shalom's Spiegel's copy with his bookplate and notes. Spots of wear on edges, pages tanned, good+ condition. (RAB-24-5) (ID #20440) $100.00. 

156. • Einstein, Berthold; Joseph Kara. R. JOSEF KARA UND SEIN COMMENTAR ZU KOHELET: AUS DEM MS. 104 DER BIBLIOTHEK DES JÜDISCH-THEOLOGISCHEN SEMINARS ZU BRESLAU. Berlin: Mampe, 1886. Cloth, 8vo. 60, 45 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Kara, Joseph, b. Ca. 1065; Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes – commentaries. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Joseph Kara was born between 1060 and 1070, and died between 1130 and 1140. He lived in Troyes, France, taught by his uncle Menaham ben Helbo, and an acquaintance and possibly student of Rashi. A Bible exegete, Kara was rather prolific. Aside from his own original commentaries on the Bible, he remarked and revised Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch. (Gottheil & Schlossinger, JE) Ex library, a little tanned, boards worn at corners, good condition. (GER-25-6) (ID #20289) $150.00. 

GER-28-1.jpg (442905 bytes) 157. • Jechiel Ben Samuel, Aus Pisa; David Kaufmann. ספר מנחת קנאות SEFER MINHAT KENAOT. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1898. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 118 pages. In Hebrew. Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi (Ha-Penini; probably born in the 1280s and died about 1340), was a "poet and philosopher. Possibly a native of Béziers, Jedaiah is known to have spent time in Perpignan and Montpellier. Little is known of his personal history. He may have been a physician. Jedaiah's intellectual interests were literary and philosophic, although the two spheres were not clearly separated. In his youth, he composed a poetic prayer of 1,000 words titled " Bakkashat ha-Memim," every word of which begins with the letter mem (in Olelot ha-Bohen, 1808). He is also credited with a similar composition, every word of which begins with alef, but many believe that this latter poem was written by Jedaiah's father. In popular style he composed Ohev Nashim ('In Defense of Women,' ed. by A. Neubauer in Jubelschrift… L. Zunz (1884), pt. 1, 138–40; pt. 2, 1–19). His best-known literary work is Sefer Behinat Olam ('The Book of the Examination of the World'), a lyrical, ethical monograph on the theme of the futility and vanity of this world, and the inestimably greater benefits of intellectual and religious pursuits. Behinat Olam, written in florid prose and rich in imagery, combines philosophic doctrine and religious fervor with a good measure of asceticism and pessimism" (Ruth Glasner in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Philosophy and religion; Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi, ca. 1270-ca. 1340. SERIES: Sefarim ha-yotsim la-or ba-pa`am ha-rishonah `al yede Hevrat Mekitse nirdamim, ; shenat 14. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Good condition. (GER-28-1) (ID #20248) $130.00. 

RAB-30-13.jpg (414812 bytes)158. • Meiri, Menahem Ben Solomon. בית הבחירה על מסכת מגילה לרבינו מנחם ב״ר שלמה המאירי : יוצא לאור בפעם הראשונה עם פירוש המשניות להרמב״ם מתוך כתב יד פארמא BET HA-BEHIRAH `AL MASEKHET MEGILAH LE-RABENU MENAHEM B.R. SHELOMOH HA-MEIRI: YOTSE LA-OR BA-PA`AM HA-RISHONAH `IM PERUSH HA-MISHNAYOT LEHA-RAMBAM MI-TOKH KETAV YAD PARMA. 2 VOLUMES IN 1, COMPLETE. Jerusalem: Hotsaat Mekhon Ha-Talmud Ha-Yisreeli Ha-Shalem, 1962. Cloth, 8vo. Included both volumes bound in one. In Hebrew. Second edition. SUBJECT(S): Talmud, Megillah – commentaries; Mishnah. Megillah – commentaries. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA) . A member of the anti-Maimonides faction, Meiri (1249-1316) was born and lived in Perpignan, Provence, and was part of an important family. He corresponded with Solomon ben Abraham Adret, though Meiri did not completely support restriction of thought and inquiry, as his acquaintance did; he himself had a great interest in secular studies. Meiri was influential due to an "extraordinary literary fecundity" and his ability to synthesize the work of others into a unified Jewish culture. Due to the length of his writings, many works were not published until even the 20th century. Bet ha-behirah took him more than a decade to write, and is an incredibly dense study of the Talmud. He also wrote, among other things, commentaries on Proverbs and Psalms, a commentary on the Haggadah, and Sefer ha-Middot, a guide to conduct. (Ta-Shma, EJ) Ex library. Water damage to covers, stains on t. P, good condition. (RAB-30-13) (ID #20730) $195.00. 

RAB--8.jpg (133445 bytes) 159. • Meiri, Menahem Ben Solomon. בית הבחירה על מסכת מגילה לרבינו מנחם ב״ר שלמה המאירי : יוצא לאור בפעם הראשונה עם פירוש המשניות להרמב״ם מתוך כתב יד פארמא BET HA-BEHIRAH `AL MASEKHET SUKAH. Jerusalem: Mekhon Ha-Talmud Ha-Yisreeli Ha-Shalem, 1966. Cloth, 8vo. 188 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Sukkah – commentaries. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. Boaz Cohen's copy with his stamp. Bottom corner bumped, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-18-8) (ID #20563) $30.00. 

 

 

 



RAB-30-12.jpg (558365 bytes)160. • Meiri, Menahem Ben Solomon; Abraham Schreiber. בית הבחירה על מסכת עבודה זרה BET HA-BEHIRAH `AL MASEKHET `AVODAH ZARAH. Jerusalem: No Publisher, 1944. Cloth, Small 4to. 11, 339 pages. In Hebrew. Inscribed by Schreiber. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Avodah zarah – commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex library in library binding. Pages tanned, good condition. (RAB-30-12) (ID #20729) $100.00. 



 

 

 

RAB-20-19.jpg (519732 bytes)161. • Meiri, Menahem Ben Solomon; Chanoch Albeck. ספר בית הבחירה על מסכת יבמות SEFER BET HA-BEHIRAH `AL MASEKHET YEVAMOT. Berlin: Ts. H. Itskovski, 1922. Cloth, 4to. Viii, 465 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Yevamot – commentaries. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Some pages tanned, bumped corners, bookplate, front hinge repaired, good condition. (RAB-20-19) (ID #20642) $30.00. 

 

 

 

GER-28-14.jpg (496395 bytes)162. • Moses, Joseph Ben; Israel Ben Pethahiah Isserlein; Jacob Freimanm. SEFER LEKET YOSHER: KOLEL MINHAGIM, PISKE HALAKHOT U-TESHUVOT SHEL RABO HA-GAON BA`AL TERUMAT HA-DESHEN. VOLUME 1 (ONLY, OF 2) . Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1903. Half leather, 4to. 122 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law; Responsa – 1040-1600. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Univ of Denver, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Neidersacgsische Staats-und Univ) . Leather worn, tape with title on spine, good condition. (GER-28-14) (ID #20260) $75.00. 

 

 

 

163. • Sherira, Hai Ben; J. N. Epstein. פירוש הגאונים על סדר טהרות PERUSH HA-GEONIM `AL SEDER TOHOROT. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1921. Cloth, 8vo. 80 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Geonic literature – history and criticism; Talmud. Tororot (Order) – commentaries. SERIES: Schriften des Vereins Mekize Nirdamim ; ; 3. Folge, Nr. 21, 23. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTSA, Yeshiva Univ, Duquesne Univ, Univ of Leeds) . Epstein (1878-1952) was born in Brest-Litovsk and Vienna and Berne. In 1925 he became a professor at the then-new Hebrew University. “He formulated the basis for a new approach to talmudic studies in which he trained generations of scholars. Early in his career Epstein devoted studies to books of the Bible and the Elephantine papyri, but the major portion of his life's work was dedicated to rabbinical literature, particularly to the Mishnah text. In the field of geonic literature, Epstein edited the geonic commentary to the sixth order of the Mishnah , the introduction to which had studies on the she'iltot of R. Aha Gaon. His contribution to the modern study of rabbinical literature was of far-reaching importance. Epstein's essays and reviews appeared in many learned periodicals, and he was cofounder and coeditor of the quarterly Devir (1923–24) , and edited the first 23 volumes of the quarterly Tarbiz (1930–52) . He was an active member of the Vaad ha-Lashon and presided over several of its committees. ” (staff, EJ) Has been nicely rebound, some pages tanned, good condition. (GER-26-6) (ID #20365) $125.00. 

RAB-24-15.jpg (432768 bytes)164. • Vainshtok, Bentsiyon Mosheh Yair Ben Mordekhai David. ספר שנים עשר שבטי ישראל SEFER SHENEM `ASAR SHIVTE YISRAEL. Jerusalem: Metivta Torat Hesed, 1955. Hardcover, 8vo. 127 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Lost tribes of Israel; Jews – travel – history; Eldad, ha-Dani, 9th century. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Has spotty dust jacket. Slightly wrinkly from water throughout, good condition. (RAB-24-15) (ID #20450) $40.00. 

165. • Abrahams, Israel. JEWISH LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES. London: Edward Goldston, 1932. Cloth; 12mo. Xx, 478 pages. Illustrated. Bibliographical annotations; two indices. Abrahams was an English author and teacher, honorary secretary of the Jewish Historical Society of England, a member of the Committee for Training Jewish Teachers, and joint editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review. (JE) Singerman 4946. SUBJECT(S): Jews. Jews -- Social life and customs. Ex-library. Light edgewear, very good condition. (RAB-16-14) (ID #20547) $30.00. 



RAB-30-9.jpg (470697 bytes)166. • Ben Levi, David, Of Narbonne; M. J. Blau. ספר המכתם על מסכתות פסחים, סוכה ומועד קטן : ותשובות בעל המכתם ובני דורו SEFER HA-MIKHTAM `AL MASEKHET PESAHIM, SUKAH U-MO`ED KATAN: U-TESHUVOT BA`AL HA-MIKHTAM U-VENE DORO. New York: Blau, 1958. Cloth, 8vo. 29, 263 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Sefer Hamichtam on the tractates P'sachim, Suckah and Moed katan and responsa. SUBJECT(S): Responsa – 1040-1600; Talmud. Mo'ed – commentaries. “[Ben Levi was a 13th century] scholar in Provence. Little is known about his life and personality other than that his principal teacher was Samuel b. Solomon Sekili, also a noted Provençal scholar. His few published responsa show his importance as an authority. His decisions influenced French scholars to alter their verdicts in accordance with his opinions. R. David is known through his Ha-Mikhtam, which exerted a strong influence on the development of subsequent halakhic literature. In his work, a commentary covering many tractates of the Talmud, he bases himself on Alfasi. Many of his decisions which were included in the commentary were later incorporated in the Orhot Hayyim of Aaron b. Jacob ha-Kohen of Lunel, who often quoted David, sometimes anonymously. It was through the Orhot Hayyim and the Kol Bo, which is dependent on it, that David's work became known to Joseph Caro and Moses Isserles, who made considerable use of these two books. The Sefer ha-Mikhtam quotes extensively from scholars of France, Provence, and Spain but relies primarily upon Rashi, Alfasi, Maimonides, Abraham b. David, Zerahiah ha-Levi, and Meshullam b. Moses. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-30-9) (ID #20726) $30.00. 

RAB-29-12.jpg (179843 bytes)167. • Berger, David. THE JEWISH-CHRISTIAN DEBATE IN THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES: A CRITICAL EDITION OF THE NIZZAHON VETUS WITH AN INTRODUCTION, TRANSLATION, AND COMMENTARY. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1979. Cloth, 8vo. Xviii, 422 pages. First edition. In English with some Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Christianity – controversial literature – early works to 1800; Judaism – apologetic works – early works to 1800; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, interpretation, etc. CONTENTS: The Pentateuch; Joshua; Jeremiah; Ezekiel; Isaiah; The twelve minor prophets; Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; Job; Selections from Daniel, Psalms, and the twelve minor prophets; Psalms; Song of songs; A critique of the gospels and Christianity. ISBN: 0827601042. “Berger [b. 1943] was educated at Yeshiva College and Columbia University. Primarily a medievalist, he has written about the history of medieval Jewry, Jewish-Christian relations and polemics, messianic ideas and movements, and the intellectual history of the Jews throughout the Middle Ages. In the 1990s he turned his attention to the contemporary Orthodox world, coming to castigate it for its indifference in the face of the "scandal" of the messianic claims surrounding the last Lubavitcher rebbe. He argued that Lubavitch messianism stands outside the acceptable range of messianic claims and must be opposed by the contemporary Orthodox world. Berger was active in the major institutions of American Jewish academic life, having served as president of the Association for Jewish Studies and as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Jewish Research and vice chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise good condition. (RAB-29-12) (ID #20714) $30.00. 

168. • 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. Fine condition. (RAB-16-9)  (ID #20541) $50.00. 

169. • Blumenkranz, Bernhard. UN PAMPHLET JUIF MÉDIO-LATIN DE POLÉMIQUE ANTICHRÉTIENNE. Paris: Presses Universitaires De France, 1954. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 401-413 (i. E. 13) pages. In French. Reprinted from Revue d'Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses. SUBJECT(S): Jews – France. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. “Blumenkranz [1913-1989] headed a research unit at the National Center for Scientific Research (Paris) , and lectured on the social history of the Jews at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. He was president of the French Commission of Jewish Archives, and director of the bimonthly publication of the Jewish Archives. His works deal principally with the Jewish and Christian relations in the Middle Ages and the history of the Jews in medieval France. ”(Sirat, EJ) Very good condition. (MX-16-10) (ID #19834) $30.00. 

170. • 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. Includes chapters on Isc Ben Solomon Israeli (ca. 832-932, Saadia Ben Joseph Al-Fayyumi (ca. 892-942) , Bachya Ben Joseph Ibn Pakud (c. 11th Century) , Solomon Ibn Gabriol (1021-1058) , Joseph Ibn Zaddik (died 1149) , Judah Halevi (1095-1145) , Abraham Ibn Daud (c. 1110-1180) , & Moses Maimonides (1135-1204) . Ex-library with usual marks. Edgewear at ends of spine. Very good condition. (RAB-16-17) (ID #20550) $30.00. 

RAB-28-13.jpg (545029 bytes)171. • Eidelberg, Shlomo. THE JEWS AND THE CRUSADERS: THE HEBREW CHRONICLES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND CRUSADES. Madison: University Of Wisconsin Press, 1977. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 186 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Germany – history – 1069-1147 – sources; Jews – persecutions – Germany – sources; Crusades – First, 1096-1099 – sources; Crusades, Second, 1147-1149 – sources. CONTENTS: The chronicle of Solomon bar Simson. --The chronicle of Rabbi Eliezer bar Nathan. --The narrative of the Old Persecutions, or Mainz anonymous. --Sefer Zekhirah, or The book of remembrance, of Rabbi Ephraim of Bonn. ISBN: 0299070603. Has sunned dust jacket. Very good condition. (RAB-28-13) (ID #20696) $30.00. 

 

 

172. • Graetz, Heinrich. לקט שושנים : כולל שירי שפת עבר מימות התלמוד עד דור עמנואל רומי LEKET SHOSHANIM: KOLEL SHIRE SEFAT `EVER MI-YEMOT HA-TALMUD `AD DOR `IMANUEL ROMI. Breslau: H. Skutsch, 1862. Cloth, 16mo. 156, xiii pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry, medieval. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. Graetz (1817-1891) was born in Poznan, and studied rabbinics in Wolsztyn, where he also taught himself French and Latin. After, he studied with S. R. Hirsch, and then at Breslau University; due to anti-semitic rules, however, he presented his Ph. D. Thesis at Jena. He is best known for his History of the Jews, which was the first work to attempt a comprehensive history of the people from a Jewish perspective. (Ettinger, EJ) Ex library. Backstrip missing, back hinge repaired, occasional pencil marks in text, good condition. (GER-29-29) (ID #20404) $150.00. 

173. • Halevi, Judah. KUZARI: THE BOOK OF PROOF AND ARGUMENT. Oxford: East And West Library, 1947. Cloth, 8vo. 147 pages. Abridged edition with an introduction and commentary by Isaak Heinemann. Ex library, bumped corners, good+ condition. (RAB-16-6) (ID #20538) $30.00. 

174. • Parkes, James William. THE JEW IN THE MEDIEVAL COMMUNITY; A STUDY OF HIS POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SITUATION. New York: Hermon Press, 1976. Paperback, 8vo. 440 pages. Second edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews - history - A. D. 70-; Jews - politics and government; Jews - social conditions; Jewish question; Middle Ages - history. SERIES: His A history of antisemitism. II; Variation: Parkes, James William, ; 1896-; History of antisemitism. II. "A member of the Church of England, Parkes was ordained in 1926 and from 1928 to 1934 was study secretary of the International Student Service in Geneva. Actively aware of the anti-Semitism prevalent in the Central and Eastern European universities, he wrote his earliest book, The Jew and His Neighbour (1930, 1938) . He then embarked on what was planned as a comprehensive history of anti-Semitism, the chief responsibility for which he saw in the policy of the Christian Church (The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue, 1934; The Jew in the Medieval Community, 1938) . He wrote a long series of other works on anti-Semitism, the origins of Christianity, the history of Palestine, etc, in all of which he demonstrated a strong sympathy with the Jewish people and appreciation of Judaism as a religious system. Parkes collaborated with many Jewish organizations and was president of the Jewish Historical Society of England (1949-51) . His important private library on Jewish history and Jewish-Gentile relations, which he collected at his home in Barley (near Cambridge) and was incorporated in 1956 as a center for the study of relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish worlds, was given by Parkes to the University of Southampton, where the University established a research fellowship for the study of the relations of Jewish and non-Jewish communities. "(Roth, EJ) Worn covers, occasional pencil underlining and marginalia. Good condition. (ComHist-9-3) (ID #19973) $35.00. 

175. • Steinschneider, Moritz. DIE ARABISCHE LITERATUR DER JUDEN. EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATURGESCHICHTE DER ARABER, GROSSENTEILS AUS HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN QUELLEN,. Frankfurt A. M, J. Kauffmann, 1902. Cloth, 8vo. 3 pages. L, [vii]-liv, 348, 32 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Arabic (ID #20418) $120.00. 

176. • Vajda, Georges. INTRODUCTION À LA PENSÉE JUIVE DU MOYEN ÂGE. Paris: J. Vrin, 1947. Paper wrappers, Small 4to. Viii, 244 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, Jewish; Philosophy, Medieval. SERIES: Études de philosophie médiévale, ; 35. Vajda was a “French Arabist and Hebraist. Born in Budapest, he went to Paris in 1928. From 1936 to 1960 he was a professor of Bible and theology at the Seminaire Isralite of France. He lectured at the Ecole Pratique de Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne in 1937, and was appointed director of studies in 1954. From 1940 he was active in the oriental department of the Institut de Recherches et d'Histoire des Textes and from 1950, edited the Revue des Etudes Juives. In 1970 he was appointed professor at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) . He wrote numerous works, notably on Arabic and Jewish philosophy. On the Kabbalah, and on Arab manuscripts. He specialized in the study of the beginnings of Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah and of the relationship between these two disciplines. ”(Touati, EJ) Tanned, minor edgewear, good condition. (MX-16-8) (ID #19832) $40.00. 

OTHER RABBINICS

RAB-27-5.jpg (909671 bytes)177. • מדרש ילקוט שמעוני על התורה, נביאים וכתובים MIDRASH YALKUT SHIM`ONI `AL TORAH, NEVIIM U-KHETUVIM. VOLUME 1 (? ) ONLY. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah V?eha-Ah?im Rom, 1898. Quarter leather, Large 4to. 244 pages. In hebrew. Volume 1(? ) only. SUBJECT(S): Midrash. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Tanned, covers worn, backstrip torn in a couple places, good- condition. (RAB-27-5) (ID #20613) $50.00. 

 

 

 


RAB-22-4.jpg (519225 bytes)178. • רב אישיותיו ופעולתיו RAV [ISHIYUTO U-PE`ULOTAV]. Jerusalem: Sifriyah Biografit Talmudit ; Mekhirah Roshit, "tarbut", 1925. Cloth, 8vo. 390 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Rav, 3rd century. Hinges repaired, corners bumped, pages tanned, good condition. (RAB-22-4) (ID #20487) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-20-23.jpg (480809 bytes)179. • מדרש הלל, או, ספר המעשים MIDRASH HALEL O SEFER HA-MA`ASIM. Warsaw: Traklin, 1924. Cloth, 8vo. 46 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hallel. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. SERIES: Midrashim va-agadot. Bookplate, hinges repaired, pages tanned, good condition. (RAB-20-23) (ID #20646) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB--11.jpg (377689 bytes) 180. • Albeck, Chanoch; Henoch Yalon. ששה סדרי משנה SHISHAH SIDRE MISHNAH. VOLUME 3 (OF SIX) ONLY. Jerusalem: Mosad Byalik, 1950. Cloth, 8vo. 416 pages. In Hebrew. Volume three (of six) only. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah – commentaries. Albeck (1890-1972) , son of Shalom Albeck, studied at both the Seminary and University in Vienna, and emigrated to Israel in 1936, where he taught at the Hebrew University. His studies covers the breadth of Talmudic research, and he wrote both in Hebrew and German. (Herr, EJ) Edgeworn, tear along spine, corners bumped, occasional moisture spot on pages, spine faded, good condition. (RAB-18-11) (ID #20566) $30.00. 

 

 

 


RAB-30-10.jpg (436478 bytes)181. • Amishai, M. H. מחשבה ואמת MAHASHAVAH VE-EMET. SEFER 1. BIKORET HA-FILOSOFYAH, BEHINAT `AVARAH VE-AMITAH LE-HOVEH. VOLUME ONE (OF TWO) ONLY. Tel Aviv: Mitspeh, 1938. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 519 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish. Ex library. Hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-30-10) (ID #20727) $75.00. 

 

 

 

 

GER-28-19.jpg (561602 bytes) 182. • Bamberger, Seligmann Baer. ספר מלאכת שמים : על הלכות ספר תורה, תפלין, ומזוזות SEFER MELEKHET SHAMAYIM: `AL HILKHOT SEFER TORAH, TEFILIN U-MEZUZOT. Hannover: Gedrukkt In Der Telgenershen Hofbukhdrukeray, 1860. 1st edition. Hardcover, 8vo. 88 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Scribes, Jewish. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Bamberger (1807-1878) was an Orthodox leader in mid-19th century Germany. He faced fierce opposition both from within the Orthodox community – from S. R. Hirsch – and from without, as the community struggled for autonomy from the majority Reform community, and for recognition from the government. Unlike Hirsch, Bamberger did not believe that Orthodox Jews must cut themselves off from non-Orthodox Jews, or that Reform Jews were heretics. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers detached and worn, pages a little tanned, good condition. (GER-28-19) (ID #20265) $125.00. 

 



RAB-21-21.jpg (476217 bytes)183. • Bentsher, Barukh. מצות השם : כולל תרי"ג מצות כסדר התורה, ע"פ דעת הרמב"ם, רמב"ן, סמ"ג : גם תקוני תשובה על העבירות : גם סדר עבודת תמידין ומוספין ושאר עבודת צבור שהיו בבית המקדש לאמרם כל אחד בזמנו ; ונתוסף עוד הגהות והוספות תקונים / מאת יוסף בהגאון בונם גינס. MITSVOT HA-SHEM: KOLEL TARYAG MITSVOT KE-SEDER HA-TORAH, 'A.P. DA'AT HA-RAMBAM, RAMBAN, SEMAG: GAM TIKUNE TESHUVAH 'AL HA-'AVEROT: GAM SEDER 'AVODAT TEMIDIN U-MUSAFIN U-SHE'AR 'AVODAT TSIBUR SHE-HAYU BE-VET HA-MIKDASH LE-AMERAM KOL EHAD BI-ZEMANO;. VE-NITVASEF 'OD HAGAHOT VE-HOSAFOT TIKUNIM / ME-ET YOSEF BEHA-GA'ON BUNEM GINS. New York: Grois, 1975. Cloth, 8vo. 248 pages. In Hebrew. Reprinted, with additions, from the 1875 edition. SUBJECT(S): Commandments, Six hundred and thirteen. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (New York Public Library) . Very good condition. (RAB-21-21) (ID #20669) $30.00. 

 

RAB-24-14.jpg (489111 bytes)184. • Berger, Chaim Jacob Israel. ספר שארית יעקב על מועדים וימים נוראים : הוא חלק שני מספר כל ישראל חברים, כולל דברי אגדה דרוש ומוסר SEFER SHEERIT YA`AKOV `AL MO`ADIM VE-YAMIM NORAIM: HELEK SHENI MI-SIFRI KOL YISRAEL HAVERIM, KOLEL DIVRE AGADAH DERUSH U-MUSAR. New York: Moinester, 1948. Cloth, 8vo. 348 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Sheyris Yakov: The remnant of Israel: Remnant of Israel, part II [of] Essays and commentaries on the ethical and spiritual significance of the Jewish Holidays. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Homiletical illustrations, Jewish. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Tear at front joint, otherwise good condition. (RAB-24-14) (ID #20449) $30.00. 

 

 

 


 

RAB-19-9.jpg (576348 bytes)185. • Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal; Joseph Ben Ephraim Karo. חיי אדם : הועתק מהספר חיי אדם בלה״ק שחבר אברהם דאנציג ... עש שטייען אלע דינים פון דעם שולחן ערוך אורח חיים אונ אנדערע פוסקים [עם חכמת אדם נעתק מהספר חכמת אדם בלה״ק ... דער צווייטר טייל פון דעם חיי אדם, דרינען שטייען דיא דינים פון אנדערע פוסקים]. HAYE ADAM: HU`ATAK MEHA-SEFER HAYE ADAM BE-L. HA-K. SHE-HIBER AVRAHAM DANTSIG ... ES SHTEYEN ALE DINIM FUN DEM SHULHAN `ARUKH ORAH HAYIM UN ANDERE POSKIM ... [`IM HOKHMAT ADAM NE`TAK MEHA-SEFER HOKHMAT ADAM BI-L. HA-K... DER TSVAITER TAIL FUN DEM . SHULHAN `ARUKH ORAH HAYIM UN ANDERE POSKIM ... [`IM HOKHMAT ADAM NE`TAK MEHA-SEFER HOKHMAT ADAM BI-L. HA-K... DER TSVAITER TAIL FUN DEM HAYE ADAM, DRINEN SHTEYEN DI DINIM FUN SHULHAN `ARUKH YOREH DE`AH UN ANDERE POSKIM]. Vilna: Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1912. Cloth, 8vo. 168, 80 pages. Complete, two volumes bound together. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law – modern period; Judaism – customs and practices. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTSA , George Washington Univ) , both on the East Coast. Pages tanned, boards worn, front fly leaf torn, good condition. Scarce Yiddish imprint. (RAB-19-9) (ID #20586) $100.00. 

RAB-21-7.jpg (747504 bytes)186. • Freeman, Meyer. נחלת מאיר : ... חידושים וביאורים של ש״ס בבלי וירושלמי SEFER NAHALAT MEIR: VE-HU HIDUSHIM U-VEURIM `AL SHAS BAVLI VI-YERUSHALMI. New York: No Publisher, 1928. Cloth, 4to. 125 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Advertisement for the book laid in. Ex library. Small tear on spine, good condition. (RAB-21-7) (ID #20655) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-24-25.jpg (498328 bytes)187. • Frenkel, Sheraga Faibush Ban M. Segal. ספר ציון לדרש : מפתח למצוא בנקל כל מאמרי חז״ל מתלמוד בבלי וירושלמי, הבאים הספר עין יעקב וגם קצתם אשר לא באו שמה, מסודרים על פי ערכים בסדר אלפא ביתא SEFER TSIYUN LI-DERASH: MAFTEAH LI-METSO BE-NAKEL KOL MAAMRE HAZAL MI-TALMUD BAVLI VI-YERUSHALMI. New York: Om, 1946. Cloth, 8vo. 146 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – indexes; Aggada – indexes; Ein Ya'akov – indexes. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (RAB-24-25) (ID #20460) $75.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-24-21.jpg (349840 bytes)188. • Ginzberg, Louis. מקומה של ההלכה בחכמת ישראל :‏ ‏הרצאה פומבית באוניברסיטה העברית כ״ד אדר א׳ תרפ״ט MEKOMAH SHEL HA-HALAKHAH BE-HOKHMAT YISRAEL: HARTSAAH PUMBIT BA-UNIVERSITAH HA-`IVRIT, 24 ADAR 1, 689. Jerusalem: Hevrah Le-Hotsaat Sefarim `al-Yad Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit, 1930. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 43 pages. In Hebrew. Ginzberg (1873–1953) was “one of the outstanding Talmud scholars of the first half of the 20th century; leader and the major halakhic authority of the Conservative movement in North America” (EJ 2007) . SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Covers faded, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-24-21) (ID #20456) $65.00. 



 

 

 

RAB-24-16.jpg (530565 bytes)189. • Gold, Michael. ספר מקראי קודש SEFER MIKRAE KODESH. Mukacevo: Grafia, 1933. Hardcover, 8vo. 52 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Tefillin; Scribes, Jewish – handbooks, manuals, etc; Fasts and feast – Judaism. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages tanned, with water stain in margins, good condition. (RAB-24-16) (ID #20451) $35.00. 

 

 

 

 

GER-28-32.jpg (382316 bytes) 190. • Grossberg, Menasseh. SEFER GEVUL MENASHEH: KOVETS KATAN MEKHIL MAAMARE RABOTENU HA-RISHONIM ... ASHER HE`ETAKTIM MI-KH.Y. YASHAN NOSHAN BE-OKSFORD ...: VE-NILVAH ELAV SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT BE-`INYANIM SHONIM LI-VENE MENASHEH. Frankfurt A. M.: Avraham Slobottski., 1899. Cloth, 8vo. 64 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinical literature; Responsa – 1800-1949. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Bayerisch Staatsbibliothek, Harvard, UCLA, Ohio State) . Solomon Schechter's copy with his posthumous bookplate. “Born in Trestina, Russia, Grossberg [c. 1860-1927] led a wandering life, copying and publishing Hebrew manuscripts from libraries in Berlin, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Munich, and other cities. In the first decade of the 20th century he settled in London, copying manuscripts for European scholars at the British Museum and at Oxford. Grossberg also published responsa and various halakhic treatises. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Backstrip missing, pages tanned, binding loose good- condition. (GER-28-32) (ID #20278) $150.00. 

191. • Guttmann, Michael. ZUR EINLEITUNG IN DIE HALACHA. 2. HEFT (ONLY) . Budapest: A. Alkalay & Sohn, 1913. 8vo. 55-92 pages (i. E. Part I is pp 1-54) . In German. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law – methodology – history. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTSA, Hebrew Union College, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, ) . SERIES: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest für das Schuljahr 1912-1913; Variation: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest ; ; 36. “Guttmann [1872-1942] was born in Hungary and studied at the Budapest rabbinical seminary and at the University of Budapest. From 1903, the year of his ordination at the Budapest rabbinical seminary, to 1907 he was rabbi at CsongrFd. He lectured on Jewish law from 1907 to 1921 at the Budapest seminary. From 1921 to 1933 he was rabbi and professor of Talmud and halakhah at the Breslau Jewish theological seminary and in 1925 he was visiting professor of Talmud at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1933 he was appointed head of the Budapest seminary. Guttmann combined a wide knowledge of the sources with an acute modern, critical approach. ” (Herr, EJ) No covers, good condition. (GER-27-10) (ID #20230) $50.00. 

192. • Hayyim Ben Isaac, Or Zaru'a. שאלות ותשובות מהר"ח אור זרוע /למרנא חיים אשכנזי בן יצחק אור זרוע...ונוסף עליו הגהות ואיזה הערות ומראה מקומות בים התלמוד ובפוסקים מהרב מרדכי מיכאל יפה...הוצאתיו...אני יהודה ראזענברג.לפסיא :דפוס כ.ו. פוללראטה,תר"ך, SEFER SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT MAHARAH OR ZARU`A. Lipsia: Bi-Defus K. V. Fullrath., 1860. Cloth, 8vo. Xiv, [181] pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa – 1040-1600; Jewish Law; Rosenberg, Judah ben Aleksander; Yafeh, Mordekhai Mikha'el ben Menahem Mendel. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Occasional spots on pages, good+ condition. (GER-25-1) (ID #20284) $150.00. 

 

 


RAB-30-2.jpg (375746 bytes)193. • Heinemann, Yizhak. טעמי המצוות בספרות ישראל TA`AME HA-MITSVOT BE-SIFRUT YISRAEL. VOLUME 1. 1949. Hardcover, 8vo. 184 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one only. Second edition. SUBJECT(S): Commandments, six hundred and thirteen. OCLC lists 10 copies of this edition worldwide. SERIES: `Ovadyah, sifre yesod be-hinukh ha-no`ar ha-dat. “Born in Frankfurt, Heinemann [1876-1957] studied at German universities, and at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary. In the years 1919–38, he lectured in Jewish philosophy and literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Breslau, where he reached the rank of professor... In 1939, he settled in Jerusalem, where he continued to pursue his studies of Jewish philosophy. He was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish studies in 1955. Heinemann's [1876-1957] clear and well-founded investigations were the result of his facing the problems of contemporary Judaism and standing up to the influences of European culture as well as German nationalistic hatred. He expounded his ideas in lectures, in German, as well as in series of essays, in which he discusses topical problems like militarism or pacifism, by analyzing historical attitudes which stem from either Greek or Germanic thought, or from Christianity, and comparing them with the Jewish viewpoint as reflected in Scripture. The Jewish attitude, he concluded, is the correct one, and the Jew should refer back to his own sources and find his place in world culture, not by refuting his faith, but rather by adhering to it. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Backstrip missing, cloth or paper removed from boards, water stains in margins throughout, binding loose, text is complete and readable, fair condition. (RAB-30-2) (ID #20719) $30.00. 

194. • Hirschberg, H. Z; B. Murmelstein; George Alexander Kohut. יחס האגדה להלכה YAHAS HA-AGADAH LA-HALAKHAH. Vienna: Keren Lazkheron, 1929. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 140 pages. In Hebrew, with English foreword by Kohut. First edition of Hirschberg’s first book, published when he was only 26. SUBJECT(S): Aggada; Tradition (Judaism) ; Jewish law. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. SERIES: Veröffentlichunger der Oberrabiner D. H. P. Chajes-Preisstiftung an der Israelitisch-Theologischen Lehranstalt in Wien ; ; bd. 2. Born in Galacia, Hirschberg (1903-1976) was an Israeli historian. He studied at the University of Vienna and was a rabbi in Poland for more than a decade. In 1943 he emigrated to Palestine, teaching first at the Hebrew University and then at the Unviersity of Bar-Ilan. (EJ) George Alexander Kohut's copy. Ex library. Very good condition. (GER-27-20) (ID #20240) $200.00. 

RAB-24-18.jpg (395897 bytes)195. • Hirshenzon, Hayim. מלכי בקדש MALKI BA-KODESH. VOLUME 2. St. Louis: Moinester, 1921. Cloth, 8vo. 250 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of seven) only. SUBJECT(S): Responsa – 1800-1948; Jews – politics and government. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Good condition. (RAB-24-18) (ID #20453) $50.00. 

196. • Kaufmann, David; M. Brann. GESAMMELTE SCHRIFTEN VON DAVID KAUFMANN, ZWEITER BAND ONLY, OF 3. Frankfurt: J. Kaufmann, 1908-1915. Cloth. 8vo. 434 pages. In German. Volume 2 of 3. Kaufmann was an Austrian scholar born in Moravia. He taught Jewish history, religious philsophy and homiletics at the rabbinical seminary in Budapest for his entire life. In his lifetime he wrote thirty books and over 500 essays and book reviews. He was a pioneer in the field of Jewish art and co-founded the Gesellschaft für Sammlung und Konservierung von Kunst und historischen Denmälern des Judentums in Wien. Kaufmann and Brann worked together a great deal and Brann published many of Kaufmann's writings (Zobel, EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Jews-History-Philosophy-Jewish Scholars-Jewish Scholars-Biography. Bound in modern cloth. Ex-library with usual markings. Old dampstain to margins, extending into text on 1st 20 leaves. (GERN-5-25) . (ID #20051) $50.00. 

197. • Kirchheim, Raphael. רמי שומרון : פתיחה למסכת כותים KARME SHOMRON, PETIHAH LE-MASEKHET KUTIM. Frankfurt: A. Kaufman, 1851. Cloth, 8vo. 116 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Minor tractates. Kutim – criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. BOUND WITH: Kirchheim, Raphael. שבע מסכתות קטנות ירושלמיות : היו טמונים בכתב יד בגנזי ספרי הרב החכם אליקים כרמולי SHEV`A MASEKHTOT KETANOT YERUSHALMIYOT: HAYU TEMUNIM BI-KHETAV YAD BE-GINZE SIFRE ... ELYAKIM KARMOLI. 1851. Berlin: A. Kofman. 44 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Minor tractates – commentaries. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Kirchheim (1804-1889) was a German scholar in Frankforrt-on-the-Main. Though he later espoused Reform, he was a leader of the Orthodox community – aside from being a shohet, he was embroiled in the controversy over the 1844 Rabbinical Conference at Brunswick. Between the 1840s and 1870, he published translations and commentaries, as well as many magazine articles. After his death, he left a large and valuable Judaica collection to the M. Horowitz Synagogue in Frankfort. (Singer & Schloessinger, JE) Ex library, title page detached, pages tanned, good condition. (GER-25-14x) (ID #20297) $165.00. 

198. • Klotz, Moritz. DER TALMUDISCHE TRACTAT EBEL RABBATHI ODER S'MACHOTH NACH HANDSCHRIFTEN UND PARALLELSTELLEN BEARBEITET ÜBERSETZT UND MIT ERLÄUTERNDEN ANMERKUNGEN VERSEHEN. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1890. Cloth, 8vo. 80 pages. In German. First edition. Solomon Schechter's copy with his posthumous bookplate. 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 17 copies worldwide. Ex library, pages tanned, boards warped from moisture, good- condition. (GER-27-6) (ID #20226) $125.00. 

RAB-21-12.jpg (321553 bytes)199. • Kook, Abraham Isaac. פרקים במשנתו העיונית של הרב קוק : סדרת שיחות PERAKIM BE-MISHNATO HA-`IYUNIT SHEL HA-RAV KUK: SIDRAT SIHOT. VOLUME 1: EMUNAH (ONLY, OF 3) . Jerusalem: Amanah, 1960. Paper wrappers, 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume one (of three) only. SUBJECT(S): Faith (Judaism) . OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Kook (1865-1935) , born in Latvia, was a religious Zionist and the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi In Erez Israel. He was ordained a rabbi in 1888, serving in Zaumel, Bausk, and after migrating, in Jaffa. Stuck in Euope during WWI, Kook temporarily led a congregation in London and encouraged Zionist activity there; after the war he was made chief rabbi of Jerusalem. His devotion to Israel as a religious entity often brought him conflict with other Zionists, both secularists and other rabbis who held practical interests above religious ones. (Zinger, EJ) Ex library. Covers soiled, good condition. (RAB-21-12) (ID #20660) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-24-22.jpg (505357 bytes)200. • Korb, Chaim I. ספר טל שחקים :‏ ‏מאמרי אגדה SEFER TAL SHEHAKIM: MAAMRE AGADAH. St. Louis: Quality Print & Publishing Co, 1941. Cloth, 8vo. 160 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew – United States. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, UPenn) . Very good condition. (RAB-24-22) (ID #20457) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

AMR-32-8.jpg (335965 bytes) 201. • Levin, M. ספר פרחי חמד: באור במקרא ובאגדות חז״ל SEFER PIRHE HEMED: BEUR BA-MIKRA UVE-AGADOT HAZAL. London: Y. Naroditski, 1900. Cloth, 8vo. 46 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The delightful flowers. SUBJECT(S): Aggada – commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Library of Congress, JTSA) . Ex library. Boards edgeworn, slightly warped, first few pages have light water stain in margins, good condition. (AMR-32-8) (ID #20191) $125.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-21-30.jpg (403319 bytes)202. • Lewin, Benjamin Manasseh. נר שבת תלמוד קטן למתחילים גמרא : כולל בתוכו נר שבת, נר יום הכפורים, נר חנוכה ואור לארבעה עשר : עם פירוש רש׳׳י ותוספות רב, הקדמה ומבוא בראשו ובאורי־מלים בסופו NER SHABAT: TALMUD KATAN LE-MATHILIM GEMARA: KOLEL BE-TOKHO NER SHABAT, NER HAVDALAH, NER YOM HA-KIPURIM, NER HANUKAH VE-OR LE-ARBA`AH `ASAR: `IM PERUSH RASHI VE-TOSAFOT RAV, HAKDAMAH U-MAVO BE-ROSHO U-VEURE-MILIM BE-SOFO. Jerusalem: Alumah, 1940. Cloth, 8vo. 3, 48 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Candles and lights – Judaism; Fasts and feasts – Judaism; Talmud – study and teaching. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ of Florida) . Lewin (1879-1944) was a “rabbinic scholar, educator, and authority on geonic literature. Born in Gorodets, Russia, into a wealthy hasidic family and orphaned at an early age, Lewin studied at various yeshivot and for a time served in the Russian army. He came under the influence of A. I. Kook, who was then rabbi at Bausk, Latvia, and served as a tutor in his house. When Kook left to become rabbi in Jaffa, Lewin continued his studies at the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary and Berne University. In Berne he edited the journal for Jewish studies and Jewish religious thought Tahkemoni. In 1912 he went to Erez Israel, where he served as a teacher and later as head of the religious schools network Nezah Yisra'el. He also founded the short-lived Alummah Society for Jewish Studies, for which he edited the publication Alummah. Lewin's major and pioneering work was in the field of geonic studies... He also reconstructed from Genizah material and early rabbinic literature parts of the lost Sefer Metivot. ” (EJ, 2007) Front free end paper detached, tape mark on spine, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-21-30) (ID #20678) $60.00. 

RAB-24-4.jpg (384074 bytes)203. • Luzzatto, Moshe Hayyim. R. ר׳ משה חיים לוצאטו ובני־דורו :‏ ‏אסף אגרות ותעודות : מכונסות ומסודרות בסדר כרונולוגי ומוגהות על־פי מקורות וכתבי־יד, בצרוף מבוא והערות MOSHEH HAYIM LUTSATO U-VENE-DORO: OSEF IGROT U-TE`UDOT: MEKHUNASOT U-MESUDAROT BI-SEDER KHRONOLOGI U-MUGAHOT `AL-PI MEKOROT VE-KHITVE-YAD, BI-TSERUF MAVO VE-HE`AROT. Vol 2 only. Tel Aviv: Mosad Byalik, 1937. Cloth, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Luzzatto, Moshe Hayyim, 1707-1747. “Luzzatto (1707-1746) was born in Padua, Italy, into one of the most important, oldest, and most respectable families in Italian Jewry. Regarded as a genius from childhood, he knew Bible, Talmud, Midrash, halakhic literature, and classical languages and literature thoroughly. He also had an extensive knowledge of contemporary Italian culture. Luzzatto had a good scientific education, but his chief interest in Western culture was in literature. ” He was a “kabbalist, writer of ethical works, rhetorician, logician, and Hebrew poet [and] leader of a group of religious thinkers who were mainly interested in the problems of redemption and messianism and probably tried to use their mystical knowledge to hasten the era of redemption. ” (EJ, 2007) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Sewn in ribbon bookmark. Very good condition. (RAB-24-4) (ID #20439) $100.00. 

RAB--13.jpg (406837 bytes) 204. • Luzzatto, Samuel David; Eisig Graeber. אגרות שד״ל IGROT SHADAL. VOLUME 1, PART 1. Przemysl: Druk Zupnik 'et Knoller, 1882. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 159, vii pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Luzzatto, Samuel David, 1800-1865. Luzzatto (1800-1865) was an Italian descended from a long line of scholars. In the 1820s, he translated the Ashkenazi prayer book and the Italian rite into Italian, and when the rabbinical college was established in Padua, he was made a professor and taught there for the remainder of his life. He maintained a wide correspondence with other prominent scholars, and several hundred of his letters have been published. A traditionalist, he wrote commentaries on the Pentateuch, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. He refuted Greek philosophy, its scion Maimonides, modern Kantian philosophy, and Kabbalah's mysticism. Instead, he rests himself in the camp of revelation and the ancient religious laws; a proto-Zion-ist, he devoted much study to the Hebrew language (being a poet himself) and the unity of the Jewish people as a chosen group of humanity. (Tobias, EJ) Tanned and fragile, edges chipped, good condition. (RAB-18-13) (ID #20568) $30.00. 

205. • Luzzatto, Samuel David; Eisig Graeber. אגרות שד״ל IGROT SHADAL. VOLUME 1. Przemysl: Druk Zupnik 'et Knoller, 1882. Half leather, 8vo. 748, xxii pages. Another Copy. Pages tanned, backstrip missing, covers loose, tape with name across spine, good condition. (RAB-18-14) (ID #20569) $30.00. 

RAB-24-12.jpg (598576 bytes)206. • Margoliouth, Meir; Salamon Gottlieb. אור עולם :‏ ‏בדרך דיר ומליצה חרוזים בו כל הלכות של ד׳ חלקי השו״ע OR `OLAM: BE-DEREKH SHIR U-MELITSAH HARUZIM BO KOL HALAKHOT SHEL DEVAR HELKE HA-SHULHAN `ARUKH. Jerusalem: No Publisher, 1938. Hardcover, 8vo. 10, 28 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism – customs and practices. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex library. Endpapers tanned, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-24-12) (ID #20447) $50.00. 

 

 

 

RAB-24-2.jpg (424859 bytes)207. • Margulies, Mordecai. מדרש ויקרא רבה : יוצא לאור על־פי כתבי־יד ושרידי הגניזה MIDRASH VA-YIKRA RABAH. VOLUMES 1-4 (LACKING VOL 5) . Jerusalem: Ministry Of Education And Culture, American Academy For Jewish Research, 1953. Paper wrappers, 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume one through four (of five) only. English title: Midrash wayyikra rabbah: a critical edition based on manuscripts and genizah fragments with variants and notes. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Leviticus – commentaries. “Margaliot (1909-1968) was born in Warsaw and immigrated to Palestine as a child; he studied at the Mizrachi Teachers' Seminary in Jerusalem and he was one of the first graduates of the Hebrew University. He taught rabbinical literature at the Hebrew University 1950–57, and from 1958 midrashic and geonic literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. 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. ” (EJ, 2007) Covers and some pages tanned. Vol 1 very good. Vol 2 good, front cover missing. Vol 3 very good. Vol 4 back cover missing, front cover chipped, lower corner bumped. Overall good condition. (RAB-24-2) (ID #20437) $40.00. 



RAB--17.jpg (477054 bytes) 208. • Mazeh, Jacob; Abraham Shlonsky. זכרונות ZIKHRONOT. VOUME 4. AHARE HA-MAHPEKHAH. TIPUSIM MIN HA-YALDUT. `OLELOT. HA-YEHUDIM VEHA-MILHAMOT. VOLUME FOUR (OF FOUR) ONLY. Tel Aviv: Hotsaat "yalkut. ", 1936. Cloth, 8vo. Illustrated. Volume four (of four) only. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Jews – Russia – biography; Rabbis – Russia – correspondence; Mazeh, Jacob, 1859-1924. Born in Belorussia in 1859, Mazeh was a Zionist leader. The pogroms of 1882 led his to join Hibbat Zion, and he was shortly thereafter one of the founders of Benei Zion. He worked to revive communal spirit among local Jews in Russia, as well as supporting settlers in Palestine, first traveling there himself in 1890. In 1893, he was appointed by the government as rabbi in Moscow, and continued to promote Jewish cultural and civic activity, and was part of the defense at the Beilis trial in Kiev in 1912. Under the Soviets, he continued this work, both supporting Jewish culture, and fighting anti-Semitism. Zikhronot, Mazeh's memoirs, were published in Israel, and provide a rich history of the Jews in Russia during his lifetime. (Slutsky, EJ) Moisture stain at lower corner throughout, covers a little soiled, good condition. (RAB-18-17) (ID #20572) $40.00. 

 


RAB-21-19.jpg (531420 bytes)209. • Molin, Yaacov. ספר מהרי״ל : מנהגי ק״ק אשכנז SEFER MAHARIL: MINHAGE KEHILOT ASHKENAZ. Warsaw: Y. Lebenzon, 1874. Cloth, 8vo. 88 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism – customs and practices; Commandments (Judaism) . OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Covers a little edgeworn, pages brown, front hinge repaired, good condition. (RAB-21-19) (ID #20667) $75.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-21-18.jpg (680395 bytes)210. • Muschkin, J. M. ספר מיכל המים : כולל מאמרים נפלאים SEFER MEKHAL HA-MAYIM: KOLEL MAAMARIM NIFLAIM... Jerusalem: Bi-Defus L`evi Ve-Shutafav, 1912. Cloth, 8vo. 208 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Yeshiva Univ) . Pages brown, dent in top edge, tape label on spine, good condition. (RAB-21-18) (ID #20666) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-21-2.jpg (388526 bytes)211. • Neusner, Jacob. STUDY GUIDE TO TRADITION AND CHANGE. 1959. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 34 pages. Early Neusner title, published when he was only 27. SUBJECT (S): Conservative Judaism – examinations, questions, etc; Tradition and change – examinations, questions, etc. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Neusner (b. 1932) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was ordained rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He served on the faculties of Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) , Dartmouth College, and Brown University. He was also active in several professional organizations and learned societies; in 1968–69 he served as president of the American Academy of Religion. (Goodblatt, EJ) Ex library. Water stains on covers and some pages, good condition. (RAB-21-2) (ID #20649) $50.00. 

212. • Rabin, Chaim. THE ZADOKITE DOCUMENTS: I. THE ADMONITION. II. THE LAWS. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954. 8vo. Xvi, 95 pages. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Damascus document. Covers missing. Ex library with minimal markings. Good condition. (RAB-16-22) (ID #20555) $35.00. 

RAB--5.jpg (483284 bytes) 213. • Ratner, Dov Baer. ספר אההבת ציון וירושלים; כולל שנויי נוסחאות וגירסאות מתלמוד ירושלמי׳ הנמצאים בספרי הראשונים׳ בדפוסים ישנים ופראגמענטין כתבי יד עם הערות ותקונים׳ SEFER AHAVAT TSIYON VI-YERUSHALAYIM: KOLEL SHINUYE NUSHAOT VE-GIRSAOT ME-TALMUD YERUSHALMI, HA-NIMTSAIM BE-SIFRE HA-RISHONIM, BE-DEFUSIM YESHANIM U-FRAGMENTIN KITVE YAD `IM HE`AROT VE-TIKUNIM. VOLUMES 1, 3, 4 & 5. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1907. Cloth, 8vo. Vi, 217, 164, vi, 118, vi, 108 pages. In Hebrew. Volumes 1, 3, 4 and 5 bound together. SUBJECT(S): Talmud Yerushalmi – criticism, textual; Talmud Yerushalmi – criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ratner (1852-1917) was a Lithuanian-born Talmud scholar. He began publishing at 16, and beginning in 1901 to publish Ahavat Tsiyon vi-Yerushalmi, eventually covering all of the Zera'im and Mo'ed from the Jerusalem Talmud. Ratner was also an early Zionist, and received Theodor Herzl in Vilna in 1903. (Preschel, EJ) Pages tanned and chipped, some loose, spine cocked, good condition. (RAB-18-5) (ID #20560) $150.00. 

 


RAB--6.jpg (579804 bytes) 214. • Ratner, Dov Baer. ספר אההבת ציון וירושלים; כולל שנויי נוסחאות וגירסאות מתלמוד ירושלמי׳ הנמצאים בספרי הראשונים׳ בדפוסים ישנים ופראגמענטין כתבי יד עם הערות ותקונים׳ SEFER AHAVAT TSIYON VI-YERUSHALAYIM: KOLEL SHINUYE NUSHAOT VE-GIRSAOT ME-TALMUD YERUSHALMI, HA-NIMTSAIM BE-SIFRE HA-RISHONIM, BE-DEFUSIM YESHANIM U-FRAGMENTIN KITVE YAD `IM HE`AROT VE-TIKUNIM. VOLUMES 2, 8, 9 & 11. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1914. Cloth, 8vo. Vi, 168, 148, 110, 144 pages. In Hebrew. Volumes 2, 8, 9 and 12 bound together. Boaz Cohen's copy with his donation stamp. Pages tanned and chipped, some loose, notes written on fly leaf, good condition. (RAB-18-6) (ID #20561) $150.00. 

 

 

 


RAB--4.jpg (560177 bytes) 215. • Ratner, Dov Baer. ספר אההבת ציון וירושלים; כולל שנויי נוסחאות וגירסאות מתלמוד ירושלמי׳ הנמצאים בספרי הראשונים׳ בדפוסים ישנים ופראגמענטין כתבי יד עם הערות ותקונים׳ SEFER AHAVAT TSIYON VI-YERUSHALAYIM: KOLEL SHINUYE NUSHAOT VE-GIRSAOT ME-TALMUD YERUSHALMI, HA-NIMTSAIM BE-SIFRE HA-RISHONIM, BE-DEFUSIM YESHANIM U-FRAGMENTIN KITVE YAD `IM HE`AROT VE-TIKUNIM. VOLUMES 4, 5 & 12. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1917. Cloth, 8vo. Vi, 118, vi, 137, 235 pages. In Hebrew. Volumes 4, 5, and 12 bound together. Boaz Cohen's copy with his donation stamp. Pages tanned, Boaz Cohen’s notes written on fly leaf, good condition. (RAB-18-4) (ID #20559) $125.00. 

 

 

 


RAB--19.jpg (663614 bytes) 216. • Ratner, Dov Baer. ספר אההבת ציון וירושלים; כולל שנויי נוסחאות וגירסאות מתלמוד ירושלמי׳ הנמצאים בספרי הראשונים׳ בדפוסים ישנים ופראגמענטין כתבי יד עם הערות ותקונים׳ SEFER AHAVAT TSIYON VI-YERUSHALAYIM. VOLUME 12. Vilna: Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1917. Cloth, 8vo. 235 pages. Ex library. Boards edgeworn, pages tanned, good condition. (RAB-18-19) (ID #20574) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB--9.jpg (608744 bytes) 217. • (Revel, Bernard) Poupko, Bernard A. אידנו :‏ ‏ספר זכרון מוקדש לזכר רבנו הגאון ד׳׳ר דוב רבל ... ראש ישיבת רבנו יצחק אלחנן EDENU: SEFER ZIKARON...LE-ZEKHER RABENU HA-GAON DOV REVEL...ROSH YESHIVAT RABENU YITSHAK ELHANAN. New York: Shulsinger Bros, 1944. Cloth, 8vo. 137, 74 pages. Frontispiece photograph. In Hebrew and English. English title: Eidenu: memorial publication in honor of Rabbi Dr. Bernard Revel. SUBJECT(S): Revel, Bernard, 1885-1940. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. “Poupko, who was born in Russia, was ordained by the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in 1941 and was appointed rabbi of Pittsburgh's Sha'are Torah Congregation in 1942. He was a founder of the Hillel Academy in Pittsburgh. Poupko visited the U. S. S. R. Several times after 1964. A collection of his articles based on his Russian visits was published as In the Shadow of the Kremlin (1969) . In 1970 he became president of Mizrachi in the U. S. ” (Bernstein, EJ) Corners bumped, tear at top of spine, sticker on spine, good condition. (RAB-18-9) (ID #20564) $30.00. 

218. • Rosenthal, Erwin Isak Jakob. GRIECHISCHES ERBE IN DER JÜDISCHEN RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE DES MITTELALTERS. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer, 1960. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 110 pages. First edition. In German. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, Jewish; Hellenism. SERIES: Franz Delitzsch-Vorlesungen, ; 1957; Inscribed by author. Covers spotted, edgeworn. The signatures were cut sloppily, so that some are uncut, and some edges are torn, but text is not effected. Good condition. (RAB-16-19) (ID #20552) $30.00. 

219. • Rubin, Simon. DAS TALMUDISCHE RECHT, AUF DEN VERSCHIEDENEN STUFEN SEINER ENTWICKLUNG MIT DEM RÖMISCHEN VERGLICHEN UND SYSTEMATISCH DARGESTELLT. SACHENRECHT. Vienna: Steinmann, 1938. Paper wrapeprs, 8vo. 253 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law – history; Roman law; Comparative law. Tanned, as always found, good condition. (GER-29-5) (ID #20380) $35.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-20-11.jpg (773952 bytes)220. • Rusoff, Elijah. ספר כסא אליהו : שו״ת ופלפולים SEFER KISE ELIYAHU: SH. U-T. U-PILPULIM. Bronx, NY: Rusoff, 1955. Cloth, 4to. 96 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1900-. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Gilt title and embossed cover. Owner's name on fly leaf, bumped corners, good condition. (RAB-20-11/21-1) (ID #20634/20648) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-21-31.jpg (771806 bytes)221. • Shapira, Joshua Isaac Ben Jehiel. ספר נחלת יהושע SEFER NAHALAT YEHOSHU`A. 2 VOLS IN 1, COMPLETE. Brooklyn: M. J. Finkelstein., 1950. Cloth, 4to. In Hebrew. Complete, two volumes in one. SUBJECT(S): Responsa – 1800; Jewish sermons, Hebrew – Poland; Jechiel ben Mordecai, d. 1848. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. “Known as Eizel Harif ("sharp") because he was one of the keenest intellects and most outstanding pilpulists of his day, [Shapira (d. 1873) ] was av bet din successively at Kalvarija, Kutno, Tiktin, and, finally, Slonim. Shapira was the author of...Nahalat Yehoshu'a (1851) , in two parts: part 1 – responsa on several halakhot and various subjects in the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds; part 2 – Sabbath and festival homilies, and, at the end, a eulogy on his father... Shapira was one of the few scholars in his generation who attached as much value to the Jerusalem Talmud as to the Babylonian, a fact amply reflected in his commentaries. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library with library binding and blind stamp. Very good condition. (RAB-21-31) (ID #20679) $30.00. 

 

 

RAB--7.jpg (558406 bytes) 222. • Shemuel, Meir Ben. ספר ברורי המדות והשיעורין : תוכן הספר לברר השיטות בכל המדות והמשקולות והזמנים והשיעורין התלוים בהם SEFER BERURE HA-MIDOT VEHA-SHI`URIN. New York: Y. Ha-Levi Klein, 1944. Cloth, 8vo. 7, 163 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Weights and measures, Jewish. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Bumped corners, tape with title on spine, good+ condition. (RAB-18-7) (ID #20562) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-24-23.jpg (370275 bytes)223. • Shershevski, Yehudah Idel Ben Binyamin. כור לזהב : באור על כמה מאמרי חז״ל בהגדות KUR LA-ZAHAV: BEUR `AL KAMAH MAAMRE HAZAL. Vinah: Hevrat Mefitse Agadot Hazal, 1928. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 246, xi, 292 pages. In Hebrew. Complete, two volumes in one. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – commentaries. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex library. Good+ condition. (RAB-24-23) (ID #20458) $30.00. 

224. • Strack, Hermann Leberecht. EINLEITUNG IN TALMUD UND MIDRAS. Munchen: Beck, 1921. Hardcover, 8vo. Xii, 233 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Midrash; Talmud. Strack (1848–1922) was a German orientalist and theologian. He was born in Berlin, where he became professor of oriental languages and director-founder of the university's Institutum Judaicum. He was recognized as a leading non-Jewish scholar in the field of Bible and Talmud, Hebrew and Aramaic linguistics, Masorah, etc. Serving as an expert in German courts on a number of cases with anti-Semitic overtones, Strack took a firm line in defense of Judaism, and at the same time was active in the Protestant missionary movement. (EJ) Bookplate, inch long section missing at bottom of backstrip, good condition. (GER-27-22) (ID #20242) $40.00. 

RAB-21-10.jpg (695169 bytes)225. • Tchernowitz, Chaim. קצור התלמוד : מסכת ברכות עם ביאור מפורט ומספיק על יסוד מדעי KITSUR HA-TALMUD: MASEKHET BERAKHOT ... New York: Va'ad Ha-Yovel, 1945. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 96 pages. In Hebrew. Third edition. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Berakhot – commentaries. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Tchernowitz (1871-1948) was born in Russia and studied in Lithuania; he was ordained in Kovno in 1896, after which he moved to Odessa and started a yeshiva that later became a rabbinical seminary. He emigrated to New York in 1923, where he taught at the Jewish Institute of Religion. As a teacher, he desired to combine traditional Jewish education with modern research and teaching methods. (Mikliszanski, EJ) Velvet-like paper covers with gilt title. Covers a little faded, owner's name small on title page, good+ condition. (RAB-21-10) (ID #20658) $50.00. 

 


RAB-30-11.jpg (534552 bytes)226. • Tchernowitz, Chaim. תולדות ההלכה : כולל שלשלת חקבלה והתפתחות התורה שבעל פה מתוך שרשיה ומקורותיה מראשיתה עד חתימת TOLDOT HA-HALAKHAH: KOLEL SHALSHELET HA-KABALAH VE-HITPATHUT HA-TORAH SHEBA`AL PEH, MI-TOKH SHORASHEHA VE-MEKOROTEHA MI-RESHITAH `AD HATIMAT HA-TALMUD. VOLUME 1, PART 1: GENERAL INTRODUCTION. THE BIBLICAL AGE. VOLUME ONE (OF FOUR) ONLY. New York: Toledoth Ha-Halakah Publication Committee, 1934. Cloth, 8vo. Xv, 336 pages. Volume one (of four) only. In Hebrew. First edition. English title: History of Hebrew law: the transmission and development of the oral law from its inception to the completion of the Talmud. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law – history. SERIES: Kol kitve Rav Tsa`ir; Variation: Tchernowitz, Chaim, ; 1870-1949.; Works. Tchernowitz (1871-1948) was born in Russia and studied in Lithuania; he was ordained in Kovno in 1896, after which he moved to Odessa and started a yeshiva that later became a rabbinical seminary. He emigrated to New York in 1923, where he taught at the Jewish Institute of Religion. As a teacher, he desired to combine traditional Jewish education with modern research and teaching methods. (Mikliszanski) Pages tanned, hinge repaired, gift inscription, good condition. (RAB-30-11) (ID #20728) $75.00. 

RAB-29-13.jpg (476467 bytes)227. • Tchernowitz, Chaim. תולדות ההלכה : כולל שלשלת חקבלה והתפתחות התורה שבעל פה מתוך שרשיה ומקורותיה מראשיתה עד חתימת TOLDOT HA-HALAKHAH: KOLEL SHALSHELET HA-KABALAH VE-HITPATHUT HA-TORAH SHEBA`AL PEH, MI-TOKH SHORASHEHA VE-MEKOROTEHA MI-RESHITAH `AD HATIMAT HA-TALMUD. VOLUME 3. (OF FOUR) ONLY. STANDS ON ITS OWN. New York: Shulsinger Bros, 1943. Cloth, 8vo. Xv, 382 pages. Volume three (of four) only. In Hebrew. First edition. English title: History of Hebrew law: the transmission and development of the oral law from its inception to the completion of the Talmud. Volume 3: The beginning of the second commonwealth to the Hasmonean age. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law – history. SERIES: Kol kitve Rav Tsa`ir; Variation: Tchernowitz, Chaim, ; 1870-1949.; Works. Label on spine, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-29-13) (ID #20715) $50.00. 

 


RAB-19-14.jpg (510071 bytes)228. • Vais, Yekutiel. רעש גדול : אגדה על תרי״ג מצות RA`ASH GADOL: AGADAH `AL TARYAG MITSVOT. Buenos Aires: H. Y. Vilah., 1936. Cloth, 8vo. 822 pages. Frontispiece portrait. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Commandments, six hundred and thirteen. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex library. Boards darkened and chipped around edges, pages tanned, good condition. (RAB-19-14) (ID #20591) $60.00. 

 

 

 


 

 

RAB-20-1.jpg (397675 bytes)229. • Vend, Benjamin. ISRAEL'S TREASURES: QUOTATIONS FROM THE SCRIPTURES AND TALMUD WHICH REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF ISRAEL'S ANCIENT SAGES ON ALMOST EVERY TOPIC THAT A MODERN PERSON IS INTERESTED IN. YISROELS OYTSRES: GEDANKEN, MEYNUNGEN UN DER BLIK FUN DI ALTE IDISHE HOKHMIM . OYF KIMAT ALTS VOS DEM MODERNEM MENSHN INTERESIRT TSU VISN. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1926. Cloth, 8vo. 148, 188 pages. In English and Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – quotations; Bible. O. T. -- quotations. Ex library. Gift inscription, very good condition. (RAB-20-1) (ID #20624) $30.00. 

230. • Weiss, Isaac Hirsch. דור דור ודורשיו : הוא ספר דברי הימים לתורה שבעל פה עם קורות סופריה וספריה DOR DOR YE-DORSHAV. VOLUMES 4 & 5 (ONLY) . Berlin: Palat Ye-Minkos, 1924. Cloth, 8vo. 367, 303 pages. In Hebrew. Volumes four and five only. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law; Jews – legal status, laws, etc . Weiss was born in Moravia in 1815, and began studying at a yeshiva at the age of eight. He had great interest in both religious and secular studies, and repeatedly changed schools in search of one that could sate all his intellectual interests. Dor Dor ye-Dorshav, a five volume work, is a history of Jewish oral law from Biblical times to the fifteenth century, when the Jews were expelled from Spain. While most Talmud scholars immediately adopted the work as their standard history, there was some “malcontents, ” in particular Isaac Halevy and Eleazer Zarkes. Weiss died in Vienna, at the age of ninety. (Singer & Seligsohn, JE) Simon Greenberg's bookplates. Pages tanned, very good condition. (GER-27-14) (ID #20234) $110.00. 

231. • Weiss, Isaac Hirsch. דור דור ודורשיו : הוא ספר דברי הימים לתורה שבעל פה עם קורות סופריה וספריה DOR DOR YE-DORSHAY. VOLUME 4 (FROM THE COMPLETION OF THE TALMUD TO THE SIXTH CENTURY) . THIS VOL. ONLY (STANDS ON ITS OWN). Berlin: Palat Ye-Minkos, 1924. Cloth, 8vo. 367 pages. In Hebrew. This volume only. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law; Jews – legal status, laws, etc . OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Johann Christian Senckenberg) . Ex library. Water damage to covers, stains throughout, pages tanned, good condition. (GER-25-10) (ID #20293) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

232. • Wolff, A. A. DIE STIMMEN DER ÄLTESTEN GLAUBWÜRDIGSTEN RABBINEN ÜBER DIE PIJUTIM. Leipzig: L. Schnauss, 1857. Cloth, 12mo. 76 pages. In German. SUBJECT(S): Piyutim; Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew – history and criticism. SERIES: Schriften / herausgegeben vom Institute zur Förderung der Israelitischen Literatur ; ; 2. Jahr, 1856/1857. Wolff “(1801–1891) [was] chief rabbi of Copenhagen. Born in Darmstadt, Germany, he graduated from the University of Giessen in 1821, writing for his dissertation Der Prophet Habakkuk. After serving in the rabbinate of Giessen for two years, in 1828 he was appointed chief rabbi in Copenhagen, continuing in office for over 62 years. During this period, Wolff, who combined the traditional spirit with a modern outlook, had a decisive influence in shaping the character of the Denmark community. He succeeded in reconciling the traditional and liberal parties. In the new synagogue, built on his initiative in 1833, Wolff was able to unify the disintegrated community. He instituted the traditional services with revisions, accompanied by a sermon. Wolff also wrote Bibelhistorie for Skole og Hjem, a biblical history for Jewish school and home use, and defended his innovations in the ritual in Stimmen der aeltesten glaubwuerdigsten Rabbinen ueber die Pijutim. He was awarded the title of professor and created a Knight of the Order of Danebrog. ” (Yahil, EJ) Ex library. Tape and teas on spine, pencil underlining, good condition. (GER-27-7) (ID #20227) $50.00. 

RAB-21-11.jpg (708322 bytes)233. • Wulliger, Mordechai. פרדס מרדכי : מאמרים על כל התורה, חמש מגילות, מועדים ותקופות השנה SEFER PARDES MORDEKHAI: MAAMARIM `AL KOL HA-TORAH, HAMESH MEGILOT, MO`ADIM, U-TEKUFOT HA-SHANAH, TEHILIM, PIRKE AVOT, VE-ARBA`IM SUGYOT HA-SHAS VE-`INYANIM SHONIM. Mukacevo: No Publisher, 1928. Cloth, 8vo. 156 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- commentaries; Talmud – commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Pages brown, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-21-11) (ID #20659) $50.00. 

234. • Zas, Yesh'ayahu Shimshon. ישועות שמשון : חדושים וגם...הדרנים SEFER YESHU`OT SHIMSHON: KOLEL BE-TOKHO DERUSHIM ... LE-MO`ADE HA-SHANAH VE-ARBA` PARASHIYOT VE-GAM EZEH HADRANIM. Vilna: Ba-Defus Shel Sheraga Feyvel Gerber, 1933. Cloth, 8vo. 66 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Hadran. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Princeton) . Ex library. Pages tanned and water stained throughout, back hinge repaired, good- condition. (RAB-24-17) (ID #20452) $45.00. 

RAB-21-16.jpg (440175 bytes)235. • Zuri, Jacob Samuel. ההיפותיקי א)אחריות כל הנכסים ב)שעבוד כל הנכסים HA-HIPOTEKE: 1.AHARAYUT KOL HA-NEKHASIM 2.SHIBUD KOL HA-NEKHASIM. London: Hotsaat Ha-Hevrah Le-Mehkar Ule-`arikhat Ha-Mishpat Ha-`ivri, 1944. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 79 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Treatise of Hebrew civil law: Hypotheka. SUBJECT(S): Mortgages (Jewish law) ; Liens (Jewish law) . SEREIS: Torat ha-mishpat ha-ezrahi ha-`Ivri. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA) . Zuri (1884-1943) was a lawyer and legal scholar. Born in Poland, he also lived in Palestine, France, and England. [His] “single scholarly purpose was to introduce into the European study of Greek, Roman, and Islamic law the data of the Jewish legal tradition. He published most of his 31 works in Hebrew, because, as a Zionist, he hoped to lay the foundation for a system of legislation for the coming Jewish state. ” (EJ, 2007) Pages lightly brown, covers a little soiled, with small tears, good condition. (RAB-21-16) (ID #20664) $75.00. 

236. • Lewysohn, Ludwig. ZOOLOGIE DES TALMUDS. EINE UMFASSENDE DARSTELLUNG DER RABBINISCHEN ZOOLOGIE UNTER STETER VERGLEICHUNG DER FORSCHUNGEN ÄLTERER UND NEUERER SCHRIFTSTELLER. Frankfurt am Main Selbstverlag des Verfassers. In Commission bei Joseph Baer 1858. 8vo. XII, 400 pages. Boaz Cohen's copy with his ownership signature on the title page and his extensive notes on the front pastedown and on 2 pages, and a review tipped into the rear. A groundbreaking work, which was the first Jewish academic and scientific critical attempt to catalogue all rabbinic references to animals in a systematic format. This work was so influential that though it was written over 150 years ago, it is still used and quoted by biblical, religious and zoological scholars today. Includes Hebrew, German, Latin and Aramaic indexes. See Cat. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) vol.3 p.1105. Ludwig Lewysohn (1819 - 1901) was a German rabbi. Graduating from the Realgymnasium, Berlin, in 1843, he studied Orientalism in and received his doctorate from the University of Halle in 1847, his dissertation being "De Sacrificiis Veteris Testamenti." In 1848 he became preacher at Frankfort-on-the-Oder. Three years later he was called as rabbi to Worms, where he officiated until 1858. He then accepted a call to Stockholm, where he labored from 1859 to 1893, in which year he resigned. Besides numerous contributions to Jewish periodicals (especially "Ha-Maggid"), he published "Nafshot Chaddidim" (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1855), on the epitaphs at Worms. Bound in period cloth with some wear, Very Good Condition. GER-0-30 (ID #19912) $175.00. 

237. • Abrahams, Israel. THE BOOK OF DELIGHT, AND OTHER PAPERS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1912. Cloth, 8vo; 323 pages; 22 cm. First edition. "The chapters of this volume were almost all spoken addresses. " Contents include: The book of delight, A visit to Hebron, The solace of books, Medieval wayfaring, The fox's heart, Marriages are made in heaven, Hebrew love songs, George Eliot and Solomon Maimon, How Milton Pronounced Hebrew, The Anglo-Jewish Yiddish Literary Society, the Mystics and Saints of India, The Shape of Matzoth, Notes, Index, etc. Owner's name inside front cover, back hinge starting. Very good condition. (RAB-16-8) (ID #20540) $30.00. 

RAB-29-14.jpg (507547 bytes)238. • Assaf, Simha. מספרות הגאונים : תשובות הגאונים ושרידים מספרי ההלכה מתוך כתבי־יד של ה״גניזה״ ומקורות אחרים MI-SIFRUT HA-GEONIM: TESHUVOT HA-GEONIM U-SERIDIM MI-SIFRE HA-HALAKHAH ... Jerusalem: Darom, 1933. Hardcover, Large 8vo. 238 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. English title: Gaonica: Gaonic responsa and fragments of halachic literature from the Geniza and other sources. SUBJECT(S): Geonic literature; Responsa – to 1040; Jewish law. SERIES: Toratan shel Geonim ve-Rishonim ; ; 1. Assaf (1889-1953) , an historian, was ordained a rabbi in 1910, and served in that capacity in Luban and Minsk, and taught at Chaim Tchernowitz's yeshiva in Odessa. In 1921 he moved to Jerusalem, and taught at the Hebrew University from its inception in 1925, becoming a full professor in 1936. Though not a lawyer, he was made a member of the Supreme Court after Israel was established. (Zobel, EJ) Ex library otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-29-14) (ID #20716) $50.00. 


RAB-29-10.jpg (366697 bytes)239. • Bamberger, Bernard Jacob. PROSELYTISM IN THE TALMUDIC PERIOD. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1939. Cloth, 8vo. Xviii, 310 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Converts, Jewish. CONTENTS: Introduction; The origins of Jewish proselytism; Requirements for admission; Reception of converts; Status of converts in Jewish law; Pertinent halakah regarding slaves and freedmen; Semi-proselytes and quasi-proselytes; Conclusions; Direct statements; Aggadot concerning proselytes in Biblical times; The proselytes mentioned in rabbinic literature; Matthew 23.15; Historical survey and conclusion. “Bamberger [1904-1980] was born in Baltimore, Maryland, educated at Johns Hopkins University, and ordained at Hebrew Union College. After serving as rabbi of Temple Israel in Lafayette, Indiana, where he continued to study at HUC earning a D. D, Bamberger moved to Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, where he remained until 1944. He next served as rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tefila in New York City until his retirement in 1970. Bamberger combined his service as a pulpit rabbi with an active life of community service and scholarship. He wrote several scholarly and popular books. He served as president of the Synagogue Council of America, and of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and later as president of the World Council for Progressive Judaism. He was a member of the interdenominational Jewish Publication Society's Bible translation committee that led to the new translation of the Bible and was the author of a modern commentary on Leviticus that served as part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregation's modern commentary published in its entirety after his death. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise good condition. (RAB-29-10) (ID #20712) $60.00. 

RAB-22-14.jpg (434741 bytes)240. • Bleich, J. David. CONTEMPORARY HALAKHIC PROBLEMS, VOLUME II. New York: Ktav, 1989. Paperback, 8vo. Xv, 415 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Judasim -- 20th century. SERIES: The Library of Jewish law and ethics ; ; v. 10. ISBN: 08706845507. Bleich (b. 1941) is “one of the world's leading authorities on Jewish medical ethics. Born in Brooklyn, he studied at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath (1948–53) and was ordained by Mesivta Torah Vodaath (1957) . He earned his B. A. At Brooklyn College in Jewish studies (1960) ; his M. A. From Columbia in philosophy, and a Ph. D. From New York University (1974) , writing on Providence in Late Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Bleich was simultaneously the rosh yeshivah (professor of Talmud) and rosh kolel at the Kollel le-Hora'ah (Postgraduate Institute for Jurisprudence and Family Law) of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary; professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; and Tenzer Professor of Jewish Law and Ethics, Yeshiva University, while serving as rabbi at the Yorkville Synagogue, New York City. Previously he had taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1991–93) , Hunter College, Rutgers University, and Bar-llan University. ” (EJ, 2007) Spine faded, otherwise fine condition. (RAB-22-14) (ID #20497) $35.00. 

RAB-26-10.jpg (615607 bytes)241. • Blidstein, Gerald J. HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER: FILIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN JEWISH LAW AND ETHICS. New York: Ktav, 1975. Paperback, 8vo. Xiv, 234 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Parent and child (Jewish law) ; Jewish ethics; ten commandments – parents. CONTENTS: The significance of filial responsibility; The scope of filial responsibility; The support of parents; Responsibility and conflict; Parental initiative and filial response; Fathers and teachers: faithfulness and growth. SERIES: The Library of Jewish law and ethics. ISBN: 0870682512. Ex library. Covers worn, good condition. (RAB-26-10) (ID #20606) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-22-13.jpg (575540 bytes)242. • Bonsirven, J. EXEGESE RABBINIQUE ET EXEGESE PAULINIENNE. Paris: Beauchesne Et Ses Fils, 1939. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 405 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S): Midrash; Paul, the Apostle, Saint; Bible. O. T. -- hermeneutics; Bible. O. T. -- quotations in the New Testament. SERIES: Bibliotheque de la theólogie historique; pub. Sous la direction des professeurs de theólogie a l'institut catholique de Paris. Ex library. Tanned, , small tear on back cover, moisture spots on front, good condition. (RAB-22-13) (ID #20496) $85.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-25-11.jpg (135936 bytes)243. • Cohen, Boaz. JEWISH AND ROMAN LAW: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES. New York: JTSA, 1966. Cloth, 8vo. Xxvii, 897, 22 pages. First edition. Complete in two volumes. SUBJECT (S): Roman law; Jewish law; Comparative law. “Cohen [1899-1968] was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and in 1924 was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he began teaching the following year and remained for the rest of his career... He was secretary of the Committee on Jewish Law of the Rabbinical Assembly of America, 1933–45, and chairman, 1945–48. He wrote thousands of opinions responding to every facet of Jewish life in America as he considered the request of rabbis and the needs of their congregants, including adoption and conversion. His judgment was restrained. Halakhah could not solve every problem and its processes must be respected and its authority protected. He led a committee to study the issue of the agunah, but out of respect for the unity of the Jewish people would not permit unilateral action by the Conservative Rabbinate. He was a leading expert on Jewish divorce law, and...the divorce documents that he supervised were recognized and respected by Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik and the Rabbinical Council of America despite the fact that Cohen was on the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary. A man of gentle disposition and immense erudition, his knowledge was far-ranging, including Greek and Roman, Canon, Islamic, and American law and Assyrian and Babylonian literature. Cohen was one of the first American-born and American-educated scholars to make significant contributions to the scientific study of rabbinic literature. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-25-11) (ID #20527) $80.00. 

244. • Cohen, Boaz. JEWISH AND ROMAN LAW: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. VOLUME 2 (OF TWO) ONLY. New York: JTSA, 1966. Cloth, 8vo. 409-897, 22 pages. First edition. Volume two (of two) only. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-25-12) (ID #20528) $40.00. 

RAB-28-18.jpg (158513 bytes)245. • Cohn-Sherbock, Dan. MODERN JUDAISM. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. Hardcover, 8vo. Xv, 260 pages. Illustrated with diagrams. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – history – modern period, 1750-; Jewish sects – history -- 19th century; Jewish sects – history -- 20th century. CONTENTS: Modern Jewish diversity -- Orthodox Judaism -- Hasidism -- Reform Judaism -- Conservative Judaism -- Reconstructionist Judaism -- Humanistic Judaism -- Zionism -- A new philosophy of Judaism. ISBN: 0312161883. Has dust jacket. Very good condition. A surprisingly rare book. (RAB-28-18) (ID #20701) $100.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-22-23.jpg (406703 bytes)246. • Davies, W. D. PAUL AND RABBINIC JUDAISM: SOME RABBINIC ELEMENTS IN PAULINE THEOLOGY. London ; S. P. C. K., 1962. Paper wrappers, 8vo. Vi, 392 pages. Second edition, with additional notes. SUBJECT (S): Christianity and other religions – Judaism; Judaism – relations – Christianity; Bible. N. T. Epistles of Paul – theology. CONTENTS: Introduction: Palestine and diaspora Judaism; The old enemy: the flesh and sin; The old and new humanity: the first and second Adam; The old and new Israel: 'nationalism'; The old and new man: I. Paul as preacher to the individual; The old and new man: II. Paul as teacher of the individual; the old and new Torah: Christ the wisdom of God; The old and new obedience: I. The Lord the spirit; The old and new obedience: II. The death of Jesus; the old and new hope: resurrection. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-22-23) (ID #20506) $30.00. 

 

RAB-22-27.jpg (824008 bytes)247. • Dorff, Elliot N. JEWISH LAW AND MODERN IDEOLOGY: A CONFRONTATION BASED ON SOURCE MATERIALS. New York: United Synagogue Commission On Jewish Education, 1970. Paperback, 4to. Xiii, 263 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law – philosophy; Jewish law – study and teaching. Dorff (b, 1943) was born in Milwaukee and ordained in 1970 at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. The next year he earned a Ph. D. In philosophy from Columbia University, and then went to Los Angeles, where he taught at the University of Judaism and UCLA; s law school. He has served on the Conservative Movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and the Ethics Committee of then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's Health Care Task Force; been president of president of the Society of Jewish Ethics; and chaired the Academy of Jewish Philosophy and the Jewish Law Association. “In Jewish Law and Modern Ideology, Dorff delineates the different approaches of the various Jewish religious movements to Jewish law and argues for the authenticity of the one adopted by the Conservative Movement. While he affirms his commitment to uphold the traditional halakhah, he also supports the right to adjust it to meet radically altered conditions of living and even to change it in keeping with new moral sensibilities. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-22-27) (ID #20510) $30.00. 

248. • Dr. B Levin. GINZE KEDEM. A GEONITIC SCIENTIFIC PERIODICAL. VOL 2 ONLY. Berlin: Druck: Von H Itzkowski, 1923. HARDBACK, 8vo. 50 pages. Volume 2 only. In Hebrew. In good condition. (SPEC4-15) (ID #20430) $35.00. 

RAB-29-4.jpg (514136 bytes)249. • Eichhorn, David Max. CONVERSION TO JUDAISM: A HISTORY AND ANALYSIS. New York: Ktav, 1965. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 288 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish converts; Proselytizing – Judaism. CONTENTS: Conversion to Judaism in Biblical times, Albert S. Goldstein; Conversion during the Talmudic period, Sidney B. Hoenig; In the port-Talmudic period, David J. Seligson; From expulsion to liberation, David M. Eichhorn; the last two centuries, Abraham Shusterman; Conversion: theologically speaking, B. J. Bamberger; Conversion: psychologically speaking, A. N. Franzblau; Conversion: sociologically speaking, Samuel Teitelbaum; The converts speak for themselves, Abraham Shusterman. Born in Pennsylvania, Eichhorn (1906-1986) studied at the University of Cincinnati and Hebrew Union College. He served as rabbi in Springfield, Mass, Texarkana, Arkansas, and Tallahassee and Merritt Island, Florida. During WWII, he was the first Jewish chaplain to enter the Dachau concentration camp, and his April 30, 1945 service is often used in documentaries. He was awarded the Bronze Star and attained rank of lieutenant colonel. He was also chaplain at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A liberal, he favored the idea of rabbis officiating at mixed marriages, and chaired the CCAR Committee on the Unaffiliated. Much of his scholarship was focused on the history of conversion to and from Judaism. (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise good condition. (RAB-29-4) (ID #20706) $30.00. 

RAB-22-18.jpg (237680 bytes)250. • Elizur-Epstein, Baruch. פרק בתלמוד PEREK BA-TALMUD. A CHAPTER OF TALMUD: BAVA MEZIA, IX, PEREK HAMEKABEL: WITH INTRODUCTION, TRANSLATION, COMMENTARY AND ANNOTATIONS. Jerusalem: Dept. Of Torah Education And Culture In The Diaspora Of The World Zionist Organization, 1963. Hardcover, 8vo. Xvi, 232 pages. In English with some Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud, Baba mez'ia – commentaries. SERIES: Popular Torah library. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-22-18) (ID #20501) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-28-7.jpg (278285 bytes)251. • Epstein, Lawrence J. CONVERSION TO JUDAISM: A GUIDEBOOK. Northvale, N. J.: J. Aronson, 1994. Paperback, 8vo. Xix, 277 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish converts; Proselytizing – Judaism; Jewish way of life. CONTENTS: First thoughts; Why people convert to Judaism: some stories; Getting information and adivce about conversion to Judaism; Conversion to Judaism in Jewish thought and history; Conversion to Judaism in Jewish life today; Roles of the partner, parents, in-laws, and friends; The conversion process; Feelings, holidays, children: the challenges of conversion; Jewish beliefs; Jewish texts; Jewish history: a brief outline; Jewish practices; The ethnic dimension of Jewish life; Making Jewish choices; Continuing to study; Rising Jewish children; Getting involved in Jewish life: how the Jewish community is organized. ISBN: 1568211287. Sticker of front cover, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-28-7) (ID #20690) $30.00. 

 


RAB-27-11.jpg (394239 bytes)252. • Felder, Gedalie. ספר יסודי ישרון SEFER YESODE YESHURUN. VOLUME TWO (OF SIX) ONLY. Toronto: G. Felder, 1956. Cloth, 8vo. 293 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of six) only. First edition. English title: Yesodei Yeshurun: part two, a study of the prayers, laws, customs and traditions. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot – commentaries. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Born in Galacia, and educated in Polish yeshivot, Felder (1921/2-1991) was a Canadian rabbi. His family emigrated to Montreal in 1937, and he was ordained in Toronto in 1940 by Abraham Price. In the '40s, Felder served several small communities in Ontario, and was a chaplain for the Canadian Air Force. In 1949 he moved to Toronto, where he led the Shomrie Shabbos congregation, taught at Abraham Price's Yeshivat Torat Chaim, and participated in Canada-wide organizations and movements. He international fame rests upon three works discussing modern halakhic problems, including Yesode yeshurun. (EJ, 2007) Owner's inscription on fly leaf, good condition. (RAB-27-11) (ID #20619) $30.00. 


RAB-22-7.jpg (501740 bytes)253. • Frank, Edgar. TALMUDIC AND RABBINICAL CHRONOLOGY: THE SYSTEMS OF COUNTING YEARS IN JEWISH LITERATURE. New York: P. Feldheim, 1956. Cloth, 8vo. 80 pages. Illustrated with figures. SUBJECT (S): Chronology, Jewish; Sabbatical year (Judaism) . Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-22-7) (ID #20490) $35.00. 

 

 

 

 



RAB-29-15.jpg (686396 bytes)254. • Frankel, Menahem Mordecai. באר האבות : באורים וחדושים על מסכת אבות BEER HA-AVOT: BEURIM VE-HIDUSHIM `AL MASEKHET AVOT. Philadelphia: Va`ad Keren Hadpasat Sifre Ramam Frenkil Teomim, 1944. Cloth, 4to. 270, 26 pages. In Hebrew with some English. First edition. English title: Bair ha-aboth, a commentary on "The ethics of the fathers"; addresses in honor of the sustainers of the Torah. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot – commentaries. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Ex library. Covers worn and spotty, hinges starting, good- condition. (RAB-29-15) (ID #20717) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-22-10.jpg (452057 bytes)255. • Frankel, Zacharias; Yitzchak Nissenbaum. דרכי המשנה : התוספתא, מכילתא, ספרא, וספרי ; עם נוספות ומפתח לדרכי המשנה והוספות חדשות שנמצאו בכתובים DARKHE HA-MISHNAH: HA-TOSEFTA, MEKHILTA, SIFRA, VE-SIFRE ; `IM NOSAFOT U-MAFTEAH LE-DARKHE HA-MISHNAH VE-HOSAFOT HADASHOT SHE-NIMTSEU BI-KHETAVIM. Varshah: M. Y. L. Tsailingold., 1923. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 392 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah – criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Frankel (1801-1875) was born in Prague, studied in Budapest, was appointed the Leitmeritz district rabbi in 1831, and became chief rabbi in Dresden five years later. His theological aim was to fuse “historic conservative conception and contemporary needs, through gradual organic reform, ” and was an advocate of moderate reform. Owner's name on front free end paper, occasional pencil underlining, good condition. (RAB-22-10) (ID #20493) $100.00. 

 

 


RAB-25-14.jpg (192996 bytes)256. • Freehof, Solomon B. CONTEMPORARY REFORM RESPONSA. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1974. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 307 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Reform Judaism – customs and practices; Jewish law – Reform Judaism; Responsa -- 20th century. ISBN: 0878201084. “Freehof, [1892-1990] born in London, was taken to the United States in 1903 by his parents, who settled in Baltimore... He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and a year later was ordained at Hebrew Union College, whose faculty he then joined. After serving as a chaplain with the American forces in Europe during World War I, Freehof became professor of liturgy at Hebrew Union College. In 1924 he became rabbi of Congregation Kehillath Anshe Maarav in Chicago, and in 1934 he was appointed rabbi of Congregation Rodef Shalom in Pittsburgh. He remained at Rodef Shalom until his retirement in 1966. Freehof's scholarly endeavors were largely in two fields. The first was Jewish liturgy. In 1930 he was appointed chairman of the Reform Committee on Liturgy of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose work led to the publication of the two-volume Union Prayer Book and the Union Home Prayer Book, both of which stressed relevance to modern life and the inclusion of contemporary material in the service. He served as President of the CCAR from 1943 to 1945. His second main interest was the development of Jewish law as displayed in the literature of the responsa and its bearing on modern Jewish practice. He was appointed head of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in 1955.” (EJ, 2007) Inscribed by author. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-25-14) (ID #20530) $30.00. 

RAB-25-1.jpg (211816 bytes)257. • Freehof, Solomon B. CONTEMPORARY REFORM RESPONSA. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1974. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 307 pages. First edition. Another copy, not inscribed. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-25-1)  (ID #20517) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-25-13.jpg (305596 bytes)258. • Freehof, Solomon B. CURRENT REFORM RESPONSA. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1969. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 259 pages. First edition. Includes combined index for Freehof's three books of responsa. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 20th century; Reform Judaism – customs and practices; Jewish law – Reform Judaism. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-25-13)  (ID #20529) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-25-7.jpg (254156 bytes)259. • Freehof, Solomon B. MODERN REFORM RESPONSA. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1971. Cloth, 8vo. X, 319 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 20th century; Reform Judaism – customs and practices; Jewish law – Reform Judaism. Ex library. Good+ condition. (RAB-25-7) (ID #20523) $30.00. 

260. • Freehof, Solomon B. THE RESPONSA LITERATURE. Philadelphia: Te Jewish Publication Society, 1955. Cloth, 8vo. 304 pages. First edition. CONTENTS: Origins and Development of the Responsa; The Leading Respondents; A Selection of Responsa; Widespread Debates; History in the Responsa; Modern Inventions; Curious Responsa; Prospective Development of the Responsa Literature. Includes list of volumes cited. Ex library, spine faded, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-16-13) (ID #20546) $30.00. 

 

 

RAB-22-1.jpg (128087 bytes)261. • Gandz, Solomon. STUDIES IN HEBREW ASTRONOMY AND MATHEMATICS. New York: Ktav, 1970. Cloth, 8vo. Xli, 544 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish astronomy, Mathematics, Jewish. ISBN: 0870680781. “Gandz [1887-1954] was born in Austria. He studied mathematics, Semitics, and rabbinics in Vienna and taught at a Viennese high school from 1915 to 1923. He emigrated to the United States in 1924 and was librarian and instructor in medieval Hebrew and Arabic at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary until 1935. From 1942 until his death he taught the history of Semitic civilization at Dropsie College. Gandz's particular field of study was ancient Oriental mathematics, astronomy, and science and Jewish study of these specialties in the Middle Ages. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Otherwise very good condition. (RAB-22-1) (ID #20484) $125.00. 

262. • Ginzberg, Louis. STUDENTS, SCHOLARS AND SAINTS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1928. Cloth, 8vo. 13, 291 pages. First edition. CONTENTS: The Jewish Primary School; The Disciple of the Wise; The Rabbinical Student; The Religion of the Pharisee; Jewish Thought as Reflected in the Halakah; The Gaon, Rabbi Elijah Wilna; Rabbi Israel Salanter; Zechariah Frankel; Isaac Hirsch Weiss; Solomon Schecter; David Hoffman. Ex library, spine faded. Very Good Condition. (RAB-16-7) (ID #20539) $30.00. 

RAB-22-25.jpg (343566 bytes) 263. • Gold, Wolf. LESSONS IN TALMUD: TRACTATE BERACHOTH 1-5B. Jerusalem: World Zionist Organization, Dept. For Torah Education And Culture In The Diaspora, 1956. Hardcover, 8vo. 123 pages. In English with some Hebrew. First edition. Frontispiece. SUBJECT (S): Talmud. Berakhot – study and teaching. Born in Poland and ordained at 17, Gold (1889-1956) was a Zionist leader. He emigrated to the United States in 1907 and headed congregations in South Chicago, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Williamsburg, New York, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. He joined the Mizrachi movement in 1913, and was president of American Mizrachi from 1932 to 1935. He traveled extensively for the organization, going to Palestine first in 1924, to help establish settlements. Settling there permanently in 1935, Gold was involved in pre-statehood government and worked to establish Jewish educational institutions throughout the diaspora. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-22-25) (ID #20508) $30.00. 


RAB-22-17.jpg (422103 bytes) 264. • Gollancz, Hermann. PEDAGOGICS OF THE TALMUD AND THAT OF MODERN TIMES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY. London: Oxford University Press, 1924. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 120 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – education; Education; Talmud. CONTENTS: Brief survey of education among the Israelites in early history and Talmudic times; Outline of views on education held by typical modern thinkers; The physical development of the child; The purpose of education: man's destiny; Reflections upon education in general; Methods of instruction; Details of instruction; The locale of the school; Class-system and number of pupils; The teachers; The pupil; Female education; School and life. Gollancz (1852–1930) was born in Bremen and was the brother of Sir Israel Gollancz. He officiated at the Bayswater Synagogue (1892–1923) and taught Hebrew at University College, London (1902–24) . In 1897, when he received the rabbinic diploma on the Continent from three Galician rabbis, he became the center of a controversy over whether the rabbinic title should be a recognized qualification for the Anglo-Jewish clergy with the ultimate result that the title was so recognized. Gollancz published a number of critical editions and translations from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac, including a Hebrew and English edition of Sefer Mafte'ah Shelomo (1914) and also of Joseph Kimhi's Shekel ha-Kodesh (1919) . Hermann was the first English rabbi to receive a knighthood (1923) . (Roth, EJ) Ex library. Covers a little worn around the edges, good condition. (RAB-22-17) (ID #20500) $50.00. 

RAB-26-3.jpg (302167 bytes) 265. • Green, Arthur. SEEK MY FACE, SPEAK MY NAME: A CONTEMPORARY JEWISH THEOLOGY. Northvale, N. J.: J. Aronson., 1992. Cloth, 8vo. Xxv, 266 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – essence, genius, nature; Judaism – doctrines; Mysticisms – Judaism. CONTENTS: God and the ways of being; Creation; Revelation; Redemption. ISBN: 0876685920. Green (b. 1941) was born and raised as a secular Jew in New Jersey. He attended Brandeis University and New York's Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was ordained in 1967. In Somerville, MA, he helped found the organization Havurat Shalom, which “that wove together the insights of Jewish mysticism, Neo-Hasidism, and American counterculture. ” In 1973, he joined the faculty at UPenn, and from 1984 to 1990 was dean, and then president, of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. From 1991 to 2005, he taught at Brandeis, and in 2004 founded the nondenominational Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, MA. (EJ, 2007) Inscribed by author. Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-26-3) (ID #20599) $30.00. 

266. • Grunberg, Samuel. DIE RUCKWIRTSCHAFTLICHEN ENTWICKLUNG AUF DIE HEILUNGEN DES SABBATH. Berlin: Herausgegeben Vom Weltverband Der Schomre Schabbos, 1929. Paper Wrappers , 8vo. 16 pages in German. SUBJECT (S): Sabbath (Jewish law) OCLC lists four copies worldwide (Columbia University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin Harry Ransom, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) . In very good condition. Scarce Orthodox pamphlet. (GER23-20) (ID #20340) $75.00. 

RAB-22-12.jpg (249300 bytes) 267. • Guttmann, Alexander. STUDIES IN RABBINIC JUDAISM. New York: Ktav, 1976. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 282 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – history – Talmudic period, 10-425; Talmud – criticism, interpretation, etc. CONTENTS: The problem of the anonymous Mishna, a study in the history of the Halakhah; Akiba, “Rescuer or the Torah”; The significance of miracles for Talmudic Judaism; Judaism and the new Jewish state; Tractate Abot – It's place in rabbinic literature; Foundations of rabbinic Judaism; Is artificial insemination permitted by Jewish law? ; The patriarch Judah I – His birth and his death, a glimpse into the chronology of the Talmudic period; Hillelites and Shammaites – A clarification; The moral law as Halacha in Reform Judaism; The end of the “Houses”; Pharisees and Sadducees; Pharisaism and transition; The end of the Jewish sacrificial cult; Jerusalem and Tannaitic law; The role of equity in the history of the Halakhah. ISBN: 0870682850. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-22-12) (ID #20495) $30.00. 



RAB-22-2.jpg (545522 bytes) 268. • Halevi, E. E. עולמה של האגדה : האגדה לאור מקורות יווניים `OLAMAH SHEL HA-AGADAH: HA-AGADAH LE-OR MEKOROT YEVANIYIM. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1972. Hardcover, 8vo. 276 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Aggada – Greek influences. Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (RAB-22-2) (ID #20485) $75.00. 

269. • Helfgott, Benjamin W. THE DOCTRINE OF ELECTION IN TANNAITIC LITERATURE. New York, King's Crown Press, Columbia University, 1954 [c1952]. Cloth, 8vo, xii, 209 pages, 21 cm. Bibliography on pages 189-197. Subjects: Jews -- Election, Doctrine of. Tannaim. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-16-26) (ID #20549) $30.00. 

 


RAB-22-16.jpg (555003 bytes) 270. • Higger, Michael. מסכתות דרך ארץ : והן דרך ארץ, פרקי בן עזאי, תוספתא דרך ארץ MASEKHTOT DEREKH ERETS: VE-HEN MASEKHET DEREKH ERETS, PIRKE BEN `AZAI, TOSEFTA DEREKH ERETS. New York: De-Be Rabanan, 1935. Cloth, 8vo. 320, 120 pages. In Hebrew with some English. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Minor tractates. Derekh erez – commentaries. “Higger [1898-1952], born in Rogovo, near Kovno, Lithuania, received a traditional education in Lithuania, and after immigrating to the United States in 1915, studied at New York and Columbia universities and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was ordained. Higger devoted his life to the study of Jewish sources and their publication. He also served as a consultant to the law committee of the Rabbinical Assembly of America and was responsible for many of the decisions made by that body. His main contribution to Jewish scholarship is the editing of rabbinic texts with variant readings and introductions and the systematizing of various rabbinic writings. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Binding repaired, otherwise good condition. (RAB-22-16) (ID #20499) $135.00. 

271. • Kadushin, J. L. CODE OF JEWISH JURISPRUDENCE: TALMUDICAL LAW DECISIONS [TRANSLATED] IN TWO VOLUMES. Boston: The Talmud Society, 1921. Cloth, 8vo. F, xviii, 441, vii, 251-528 pages. In two volumes. Frontispiece. Edgeworn, bumped corners, good+ condition. (RAB-16-1) (ID #20531) $50.00. 

272. • Kadushin, J. L. CODE OF JEWISH JURISPRUDENCE: TALMUDICAL LAW DECISIONS [TRANSLATED]. VOLUME 2 (ONLY) . Boston: The Talmud Society, 1921. Cloth, 8vo. Vii, 251-528 pages. Volume 2 only. Edgeworn, previous owner's blindstamp on fly leaf, front hinge cracking, good condition. (RAB-16-2) (ID #20537) $30.00. 

RAB-29-6.jpg (463141 bytes) 273. • Kadushin, Max. ORGANIC THINKING: A STUDY IN RABBINIC THOUGHT. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1938. Cloth, 8vo. Xvi, 367 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Thought and thinking – Judaism. CONTENTS: Introductory; Torah; Torah as law and ethics; On the organic complex. “Kadushin was born in Minsk, Russia, and immigrated with his family to Seattle, Washington in 1897. He earned his B. A. At New York University. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1920, where he also received his D. H. L. In 1932... Kadushin's scholarly interest was the explication of talmudic thought. Basing his observations on the latest rabbinic texts and historical investigations, Kadushin explained the unique character of the rabbinic mind. Rather than being random and disorganized, Kadushin believed that the rabbis' thought-world was made up primarily of value concepts, which were expressed in such noun forms as berakhah ("blessing") , zedakah ("charity) , and derekh erez ("proper behavior, " "ethics") . Kadushin believed that four rabbinic concepts play a dominant role in integrating the entire complex of concepts: Middat ha-Din (God's justice) , Middat Rahamim (God's love of mercy) , Torah, and Israel. In addition, rabbinic thought reflects certain "emphatic trends, " i. E, love, the individual, universality, and the experience of God, which Kadushin calls "normal mysticism..." His wife Evelyn Garfiel was a psychologist and author. She taught at the universities of Chicago and Wisconsin and wrote The Service of the Heart on the prayer book. Together they created one of the first Hebrew-speaking homes in America. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-29-6) (ID #20708) $30.00. 

RAB-26-4.jpg (151260 bytes) 274. • Karff, Samuel E. AGADA: THE LANGUAGE OF JEWISH FAITH. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1979. Cloth, 8vo. Xi, 216 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- 20th century; Aggada; Judaism – doctrines. CONTENTS: Defender of the faith; Who is a Jew? ; Israel: a people with a passion for meaning; Two faiths in conflict; Where then in God?: signs of sacredness in a secular age; A new agada? ; Who is man? ; “Dost thou wish to know him? ”: come concluding remarks. SERIES: Alumni series of the Hebrew Union College Press; Variation: Hebrew Union College; Alumni publication series. ISBN: 0878201149. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-26-4)  (ID #20600) $30.00. 

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

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

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

RAB-27-12.jpg (424274 bytes) 278. • Kaufman, Nathaniel; Samuel Ephraim Tiktin. ספר אור הפלאות : שאלות ותשובות לחדודי תורה ופתגמי חז״ל SEFER OR HA-PELAOT: SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT LE-HIDUDE TORAH U-FITGAME HAZAL. New York: Kaufman & Tiktin, 1950. Cloth, 8vo. 96 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Jews – miscellanea; Questions and answers – Jews; Rabbinic literature. Lightly bumped corners, good+ condition. (RAB-27-12) (ID #20620) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-30-6.jpg (371491 bytes) 279. • Kohler, Kaufmann. JEWISH THEOLOGY: SYSTEMATICALLY AND HISTORICALLY CONSIDERED. New York: MacMillan, 1928. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 505 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – doctrines. Kohler (1843-1926) was born in Bavaria and received his doctorate in 1867. "His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis...took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him. " In 1869, at the suggestion of Abraham Geiger, Kohler moved to the United States, leading congregations in Detroit, Chicago and New York. An anti-Zionist, active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and president of Hebrew Union College, he was a Reform leader. "[In 1885, ] replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward. The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburgh Conference of Reform rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. In 1903 Kohler was appointed president of Hebrew Union College and set about immediately to improve the curriculum and to bring fresh talent to the faculty. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus. " (Temkin, EJ) Ex library, good condition. (RAB-30-6) (ID #20723) $30.00. 

280. • Kurein, Adolf. MAGGID LE ADAM: DIE MENSCHENLEHRE DES JUDENTMS: DER MENSCH, DIE MENSCHLICHKEIT UND MENSCHHEIT: ZEHN REDEN. No Publisher, 1882. Paper Wrappers , 8vo. 201 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Man (Jewish theology) (ID #20328) $100.00. 

RAB-22-11.jpg (555757 bytes) 281. • Mayer, Mordecai. ISRAEL'S WISDOM IN MODERN LIFE: ESSAYS AND INTERPRETATIONS OF RELIGIOUS, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL PROBLEMS BASED ON THE TALMUDIC AND MIDRASHIC LITERATURE. New York: Pardes, 1949. Hardcover, 8vo. 350 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: Galuth; Israel; Civilization in practice; Living and believing; Portraits of leaders; Tephilin speak; The divine hand; Ends and means; God and gold; Origins of sin; Types and characters' Brotherhood; Fundamentals of Judaism; Priestly blessings; About women. Ex library. Edgeworn, good condition. (RAB-22-11) (ID #20494) $30.00. 


 

RAB-27-6.jpg (628499 bytes) 282. • Moinester, Jacob L; Moses Maimonides.‏מסכת ביצה : מן תלמוד בבלי (ש״ס רמב״ם) פירוש רש״י ותוספות, ופסקי תוספות, פירוש המשניות להרמב״ם... ופסקי הלכות של משנה תורה הוא ספר היד החזקה להנשר משה בר מיימון, קבועים אל מקור הגמרא דף על דף. השגות הראב״ד, באורים והערות MASEKHET BETSAH MIN TALMUD BAVLI: (SHAS RAMBAM) PERUSH RASHI VE-TOSAFOT, VE-PISKE TOSAFOT, PERUSH HA-MISHNAYOT LEHA-RAMBAM ... VE-PISKE HALAKHOT SHEL MISHNEH TORAH HU SEFER HA-YAD HA-HAZAKAH LEHA-NESHER MOSHEH BAR MAIMON, KEVU`IM `AL MAKOR HA-GEMARA DAF . `AL DAF. HASAGOT HA-RA`ABAD, BEURIM VE-HE`AROT. New York: Moinester, 1934. Cloth, Folio. 40, 9, 12 leaves. In Hebrew. English title: Tractate Betzah of the Babylonian Talmud, with the expository notes of Rashi, the Tosaphists, and other standard commentaries... SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Bezah – commentaries. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Corners bumped and worn, good condition. (RAB-27-6) (ID #20614) $65.00. 



RAB-27-13.jpg (616710 bytes) 283. • Nathanson, Joseph Saul. ספר שו''ת שואל ומשיב SEFER SH. U-T. SHOEL U-MESHIV. VOLUME 1 (OF TWO) ONLY. Lemberg: Bi-Defus Uri Zeev Volf Salat, 1873. Half leather, Folio. Pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Responsa – 1800-1948. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Nathanson (1810-1875) was the son and son-in-law of wealthy and well-respected scholars. He was supported all his life by both his first and second wives and their families, so that he could focus on scholarship. In 1857 he was appointed rabbi of Lemberg, and due to his second wife's great wealth, declined the position's salary. As a responsa writer, Nathanson answered questions from the world over, and maintained a high volume of correspondence. Though never a progressive, he tended to be practical and a little lenient in his interpretations of halakhic rules, realizing that modern times produced new and unique problems and circumstances. (EJ, 2007) Binding repaired, spine rather worn, otherwise good condition. (RAB-27-13) (ID #20621) $125.00. 

 

RAB-22-15.jpg (283094 bytes)284. • Onderwyzer, Joseph; Isacc Ben Zalman, Of Lemgo. MAVOCH: THE HEBREW WORD FOR LABYRINTH; ORBIT FLIGHT AROUND A REDISCOVERED COMMENTARY ON THE ENTIRE TOSEFTA. New York: Bloch, 1965. Cloth, 8vo. Xxi, 192 pages. In English with some Hebrew. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-22-15) (ID #20498) $100.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-28-14.jpg (353338 bytes) 285. • Ravitzky, Aviezer. THE SHEMITTAH YEAR: COLLECTION OF SOURCES AND ARTICLES. 1972. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 142 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Sabbatical year (Judaism) . OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: Sources from the Torah; Excerpts from the sayings of the rabbis; Some of the regulations for the Shemittah; Reasons for the Shemittah; The ideas contained in the Shemittah, calculating its years, and its history; Regulations issued by the chief rabbinate or Israel. Ravitzky (b. 1945) was born and raised as a religious-Zionist in Israel. He studied and taught at the Hebrew Universit; was a member of the Israel Council for Higher Education; served as a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute; served on the National Committee for Bio-Ethics; and was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish Thought in 2001. “Ravitzky rejected the increasingly rightwing orientation of the national-religious movement and its emphasis on settlement activity, in favor of an ideology balancing these values with the sanctity of life and the search for peace. From the early 1970s he was a founder and leader of the religious peace movements in Israel. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Moisture spot on back, good condition. (RAB-28-14) (ID #20697) $30.00. 



RAB-22-19.jpg (305995 bytes) 286. • Reinberg, Louis. SECTION ON CHARITY FROM THE SHULHAN ARUKH. New York: The New York School Of Philanthropy, 1915. Cloth, 12mo. 31 pages. SUBJECT (S): Charity; Shalhan 'arukh. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. SERIES: Studies in social work, ; no. 6. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-22-19) (ID #20502) $75.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-29-5.jpg (428253 bytes) 287. • Rosenbloom, Joseph R. CONVERSION TO JUDAISM: FROM THE BIBLICAL PERIOD TO THE PRESENT. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1978. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 178 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish converts; Proselytizing – Judaism; Conversions – Judaism. CONTENTS: The Biblical period; The rabbinic period; The medieval period: from the rise of Islam to the French Revolution; Group conversion to Judaism; After the French Revolution. ISBN: 0878201130. Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-29-5) (ID #20707) $30.00. 

288. • (Saadya Gaon) Altman, Alexander. SAADYA GAON: THE BOOK OF DOCTRINES AND BELIEFS. Oxford: East and West Library, 1956. Cloth, 8vo, 190 pages, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-library with usual markings. Hinges starting. Good condition. (RAB-16-5) (ID #20534) $50.00. 

289. • (Saadya Gaon) Rosenblatt, Samuel. SAADIA GAON: THE BOOK OF BELIEFS AND OPINIONS. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1948. Cloth, 8vo. Xxxii, 496 pages. SERIES: Yale Judaica series, vol. 1; Rosenblatt (1902–) , son of the famous Hazzan Josef (Yossele) Rosenblatt, was “born in Bratislava and was taken to the United States in 1912. He received a rabbincal degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary (1925) ; studied in Jerusalem on a fellowship from the American Schools of Oriental Research; and received a Ph. D. From Columbia (1927) . From 1927 Rabbi Rosenblatt served Congregation Beth Tefiloh in Baltimore, Maryland. He headed the Baltimore Board of Rabbis (1952–) ; Mizrachi (1938–42) ; and the American Jewish Congress (1942–47) . Associated with Johns Hopkins University from 1930, Rosenblatt taught Jewish literature until 1947, and thereafter oriental languages”(EJ) . Very good condition; a little wear on ends of spine. (BIBLE-2-16) (ID #18182) $35.00. 

RAB-29-8.jpg (204729 bytes) 290. • Sanders, E. P; Albert I. Baumgarten; Alan Mendelson. JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SELF-DEFINITION. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 314, xv, 485, xx, 295 pages. In three volumes. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – history; Christianity – history; Judaism – identity; Christianity – identity. CONTENTS: Vol 1: The shaping of Christianity in the second and third centuries; Vol 2: Aspects of Judaism in the Graeco-Roman period; Vol 3: Self definition in the Graeco-Roman world. ISBN: 0800605780. Ex library. Good+ condition. (RAB-29-8) (ID #20710) $90.00. 

291. • Sanders, E. P; Albert I. Baumgarten; Alan Mendelson. JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN SELF-DEFINITION. VOLUME 2: ASPECTS OF JUDAISM IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD. (ONLY) . Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 314, xv, 485, xx, 295 pages. Volume two only. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – history; Christianity – history; Judaism – identity; Christianity – identity. ISBN: 0800606604. Ex library. Good+ condition. (RAB-29-9) (ID #20711) $30.00. 

292. • Schechter, Solomon. STUDIES IN JUDAISM. THIRD SERIES. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Socie, 1896. Cloth, Small 8vo. 25 + 366 pages. First edition. Contents include: Nachman Krochmal and the "Perplexities of the Time"; The Doctrine of Divine Retribution in Rabbinical Litterature; The Law and Recent Criticism; The Hebrew Collection of the British Museum; The Child in Jewish Literature; Woman in Temple and Synagogue; The Earliest Jewish Community in Europe [Rome]; etc. Ex library, edgewear at ends of spine, Very Good condition with beautiful gilt lettering & insignia. (RAB-16-12) (ID #20544) $30.00. 

RAB-25-6.jpg (300493 bytes) 293. • Schulweis, Harold M. IN GOD'S MIRROR: REFLECTIONS AND ESSAYS. Hoboken, N. J.: Ktav., 1990. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 310 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- 20th century; Fasts and feast – Judaism. ISBN: 0881253596. “Born in the Bronx, N. Y, Schulweis was educated at Yeshiva College, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York University, and the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. He taught philosophy at City College of New York before taking pulpits in Parkchester, N. Y, Oakland, Calif, and Encino, Calif. Schulweis is widely regarded as the most successful and influential synagogue leader in his generation. His theology of the American synagogue extended the traditional role of the synagogue to encompass the full cultural life of a living Jewish community. Beginning in 1970, at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, Schulweis introduced a series of synagogue innovations that spread widely among American congregations. These include: Synagogue-based "Havurot" – small groupings of families sharing learning and celebration in congregants' homes; "Response" – a support and educational organization welcoming gays and lesbians and their families into the synagogue; and "Keruv" – a vigorous outreach to unaffiliated Jews and "unchurched" Christians, offering classes and counseling toward conversion into Judaism. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers a little bowed, good+ condition. (RAB-25-6) (ID #20522) $30.00. 

RAB-26-6.jpg (535221 bytes) 294. • Shachter, Y. ספר מחזה אברהם : מחזה הזאת מכילה מאה ושבעים ושתים חידות ... המחזה תפרד לשתי מחלקות SEFER MAHAZEH AVRAHAM ...: MEAH VE-SHIV`IM U-SHETAYIM HIDOT ... Cluj-Klausenburg (România): Weinstein & Friedmann, 1923. Cloth, 8vo. 410 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa; Talmud – commentaries. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Inscribed by author. Some pages loose, Belfast, Ireland Jewish Community stamp on verso of title page, good condition. (RAB-26-6) (ID #20602) $100.00. 

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

RAB-22-20.jpg (351657 bytes) 296. • Snowman, Jacob. A SHORT HISTORY OF TALMUDIC MEDICINE. London: John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, 1935. Hardcover, 12mo. 94 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – medicine; Talmud; Medicine in rabbinical literature. SERIES: Short history series. CONTENTS: The environment of Talmudic medicine; Social status of physician; Anatomy and physiology; Applied physiology; Causation and cure of disease; Types of disease; Surgery; Circumcision, venesection, etc; Gynaecology and obstetrics; Embryology and pediatrics; difficult labor; The specialties – eyes, teeth, ears, nose; Leprosy and skin lesions; Comparative pathology. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-22-20) (ID #20503) $110.00. 

 

 

RAB-28-12.jpg (465690 bytes)\297. • Steinsaltz, Adin. THE STRIFE OF THE SPIRIT. Northvale, N. J.: J. Aronson., 1988. Cloth, 8vo. Xv, 259 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Spiritual life – Judaism; Tradition (Judaism) ; Judaism – Israel. CONTENTS: Soul-searching; The giving and receiving of the Torah; Teshuvah; Sources; Threads; Conversations with rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. ISBN: 0876689861. “Born in Jerusalem, Steinsaltz acquired a background in Jewish studies, as well as chemistry, mathematics, and physics, at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was also ordained as a rabbi. After working in education for 13 years in the Negev, he returned to Jerusalem where he taught, did research, and wrote for various periodicals. In 1988 he received the Israel Prize in Jewish Studies. In 1965 he founded the Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications which undertook the production of a vocalized Babylonian Talmud, accompanied by Hebrew translation and commentary; over 30 volumes of a projected 42 had appeared by the early 2000s. Rabbi Steinsaltz founded the "Mekor Hayyim" yeshivah in 1984, an institute which has as one of its aims the bridging of the gap between religious and non-religious Jews. In February 1989 he initiated the founding of a yeshivah in Moscow, called the Center for the Study of Judaism. ” (EJ, 2007) Has dust jacket with sunned spine. Very good condition. (RAB-28-12) (ID #20695) $30.00. 

RAB-25-10.jpg (279176 bytes) 298. • Stern, David; Mark Mirsky. RABBINIC FANTASIES: IMAGINATIVE NARRATIVES FROM CLASSICAL HEBREW LITERATURE. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1990. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 364 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Midrash – translations into English; Aggadah – translations into English; Jewish parables; Jewish religious fiction; Hebrew literature – translations into English. CONTENTS: Rabbinic parables; Two narratives about God; Jonah and the sailors; Sefer Zerubbabel; Midrash on the Ten Commandments; The tale of the Jerusalemite; Midrash Eleh Ezkerah; The alphabet of Ben Sira; Parables from Sefer Ha-Bahir; Narrative fantasies from Sefer Hasidim; Love in the afterlife; Asher in the harem; The misogynist; The sorcerer; Job's novella; The “dream-talks” of Nahman of Bratslav. ISNB: 0827603630. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-25-10) (ID #20526) $30.00. 

 

 

RAB-27-3.jpg (769667 bytes) 299. • Tarshish, Perez; Simon A. Neuhausen. אישים וספרים ב״תוספות״ ISHIM U-SEFARIM BE-TOSAFOT. New York: Tarshish, 1942. Cloth, 8vo. Xxxi, 161, vi pages. Frontispiece portrait. In Hebrew with English preface. English title: The personalities and books referred to in Tosafot... SUBJECT(S): Tosafists; Tosafot – bibliography. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (RAB-27-3) (ID #20611) $100.00. 


RAB-26-1.jpg (449350 bytes) 300. • Tchernowitz, Chaim. תולדות ההלכה : כולל שלשלת חקבלה והתפתחות התורה שבעל פה מתוך שרשיה ומקורותיה מראשיתה עד חתימת התלמוד TOLDOT HA-HALAKHAH: KOLEL SHALSHELET HA-KABALAH VE-HITPATHUT HA-TORAH SHEBA`AL PEH, MI-TOKH SHORASHEHA VE-MEKOROTEHA MI-RESHITAH `AD HATIMAT HA-TALMUD. COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES. New York: [Various Publishers], 1950. Cloth, 8vo. Xv, 336, xviii, 363, xv, 382, xxi, 416 pages. Complete in 4 volumes. In Hebrew. English title: History of Hebrew law: the transmission and development of the oral law from its inception to the completion of the Talmud. “Second edition – fully revised. ” SUBJECT(S): Jewish law – history. SERIES: Kol kitve Rav Tsa`ir; Variation: Tchernowitz, Chaim, ; 1870-1949.; Works. Tchernowitz (1871-1948) was born in Russia and studied in Lithuania; he was ordained in Kovno in 1896, after which he moved to Odessa and started a yeshiva that later became a rabbinical seminary. He emigrated to New York in 1923, where he taught at the Jewish Institute of Religion. As a teacher, he desired to combine traditional Jewish education with modern research and teaching methods. “Masekhet Zikhronot (1945) is a collection of essays on Mendele Mokher Seforim, Ahad Ha-Am, Bialik, and other well-known personalities with whom he associated during the early stages of his career. ” (Mikliszanski) Vol 1 has rabbi Jacob B. Agus's lecture notes laid in. Covers a little worn, some corners bumped, good condition. (RAB-26-1) (ID #20597) $100.00. 

RAB-26-5.jpg (454767 bytes) 301. • Tchernowitz, Chaim. תולדות הפוסקים : כולל שלשלת הפוסקים תכונת חבוריהם ויסודי שיטותיהם בדרכי ההוראה מתקופת הגאונים עד השלחן־ערוך ונושאי־כליו TOLDOT HA-POSKIM: KOLEL SHALSHELET HA-POSKIM TEKHUNAT HIBUREHEM VI-YESODE SHITOTEHEM BE-DARKHE HA-HORAAH MI-TEKUFAT HA-GEONIM `AD HA-SHULHAN-`ARUKH VE-NOSE-KELAV. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. New York: Va'ad Ha-Yovel, 1947. Cloth, 8vo. Xvi, 306, xv, 302, xvi, 415 pages. Complete in three volumes. First edition. In hebrew. English title: History of the Jewish codes: the history of Hebrew law in the period of its codification: the codifiers and the codes, their principles and methods, from the Geonim to the Shulhan Aruk and its commentators. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law – history. Tchernowitz (1871-1948) was born in Russia and studied in Lithuania; he was ordained in Kovno in 1896, after which he moved to Odessa and started a yeshiva that later became a rabbinical seminary. He emigrated to New York in 1923, where he taught at the Jewish Institute of Religion. As a teacher, he desired to combine traditional Jewish education with modern research and teaching methods. “Masekhet Zikhronot (1945) is a collection of essays on Mendele Mokher Seforim, Ahad Ha-Am, Bialik, and other well-known personalities with whom he associated during the early stages of his career. ” (Mikliszanski) Several pages in dog eared in vol 3, corners a bit worn, good condition. (RAB-26-5) (ID #20601) $150.00. 

RAB-27-15.jpg (620275 bytes)\302. • Widisky, Jerome. תורת ישראל : חלק ראשון משלחן ערוך...בתרגום אנגלי TORAT YISRAEL: HELEK RISHON MI-SHULHAN `ARUKH...BE-TARGUM ANGLI... St. Louis: No Publisher, 1926. Hardcover, 8vo. 176 pages. Frontispiece portrait. In Hebrew with some English. English title: Book of Hebrew law of knowledge. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Hinge repaired, covers a little worn, good condition. (RAB-27-15) (ID #20623) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

PERIODICALS

303. • Steinschneider, Moritz. HEBRÄISCHE BIBLIOGRAPHIE: BLÄTTER FÜR NEUERE UND ÄLTERE LITERATUR DES JUDENTHUMS. VOLUME 1, NUMBERS 1-6. Berlin: A Asher & Comp, 1858. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 132 pages. In German. Volume 1, Nos. 1-6. Complete 1st volume. Reprint. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew literature – bibliography – periodicals; Jews – bibliography – periodicals. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Born in Moravia, Steinscheider (1816-1907) was the “father of modern Jewish bibliography. ” In the early part of his life, he was a Jack-of-all-trades, teaching languages in private homes and in schools (his students included Solomon Schecter) , administering the Jewish oath, officiating at weddings, translating textbooks, and preaching. In 1869, he was appointed to the Royal Library of Berlin, where he remained for the rest of his life. Originally in pursuit of his own work, Steinscheider compiled library catalogs – at a time when there was no particular cataloging system – and topical bibliographies. He also cataloged the books printed prior to 1732 in Bodleian Library in Oxford, at particular invitation from its head librarian, creating the Catalogus Librorum Hebraeorum in Bibliotheca Bodleiana. (Schmelzer, EJ) Good condition. (BIB-3-14) (ID #19859) $50.00. 

304. • I. Abrahams and C.G. Montefiore. THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW (OLD SERIES) . Vol. 1-20 (also numbered as nos. 1-80) COMPLETE ORIGINAL SET. London & New York, 1888-1908. Cloth & Leather. Complete run of the old series. Not the far more common Ktav 1966 reprint. Substantial repairs to bindings, ex-library with usual marks, paper generally good. Good Condition overall. (ID #20741) $750.00. 

305. • I. Abrahams and C.G. Montefiore. THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW (OLD SERIES). Vol. 1-20, complete with index. KTAV, 1966. Cloth, 8vo. Originally published 1888-1908. Complete run of the old series. Reprint, bound in uniform cloth. Very Good Condition. (ID #20742) $750.00. 

306. • THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. NEW SERIES. Vol. 1-80 (1910-1990), complete with index to vols 1-20. Philadelphia, JQR, 1910-1990. Vols 1-70 bound in cloth with original covers bound in. Vols 71-80 in original publishers wrappers. Scarce complete run of the new series. Later Volumes and loose volumes available on request. Ex-library, otherwise Very Good Condition. (ID #20744) $3,500.00.