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CATALOG 103
MODERN JEWISH
THOUGHT, RABBINICS, & MEDIEVAL JUDAISM:
OVER 250 TITLES FROM THE 
18th-20th CENTURIES


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Sections in Order:


18th CENTURY IMPRINTS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
REFERENCE
BIOGRAPHY
RESPONSA
SERMONS
CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM
LANGUAGE & GRAMMAR
LITURGY
SPAIN
CAIRO GENIZAH
COMMUNITY HISTORIES
KARAISM
HASKALAH
REFORM
KABBALAH
HASIDUT
BIBLE
BRIT MILAH
CALENDAR
SAADIA
NACHMANIDES
RAMBAM
RASHI
SPINOZA
MENDELSSOHN
ROSEN ZWEIG
SCHOLEM
BUBER
HERMANN COHEN
HESCHEL
WOLFSON
PRE-1920 AMERICAN IMPRINTS
FESTSCHRIFTEN
FICTION
OTHER RABBINICS AND MEDIEVAL
PERIODICALS


18TH CENTURY IMPRINTS

RAB-35-5.jpg (291159 bytes)1. • Samuel Ben Moses Of Lissa. SEFER ZEVACH SHEMU'EL. Neuhof Boy [Bei] Warschau, Druckerey Judischer Bucher Von Johann Anthon Kruger, 1791. Hardcover, 64, 102 pages, 8vo, 22cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Dietary laws. Concerning the laws of Shechitah and Bedikah. Gedrukt in der Koenigl. Und der Republique privilegirton Druckerey judischer Bucher von Johann Anthon Kruger. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Nat Lib of Australia). Ex-library. Hand notes and signatures on first page. Repairs to edges of title page leaf, with some text loss on reverse (i.e. Page 1). Wear to edges, browning of pages. Stained pages. Bumped cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-35-5) (ID #24566) $300.00. 

 


bib-13-11.jpg (309190 bytes) 2. • Algazi, Israel Jacob Ben Yom Tov. SEFER SHEMA YAAKOV. Livorno: Stamp. Di Gio. Vincenzo Falorni, Italy, 1783. Hardcover, 336 pages, 4to, 30 cm. In Hebrew. Algazi (1680–1756) was a “halakhic scholar and kabbalist, grandson of both (Nissim) Solomon Algazi and Joseph ‘Azzan. Probably born in Smyrna, Algazi lived in Safed, and for a few years, prior to 1730, in Smyrna. He was a member of a closed circle of kabbalists headed by Jacob Vilna. Algazi copied and published ‘Emdat Yamim (Smyrna, 1731–32), with many of his own glosses. By 1737 he was in Jerusalem and, a year later, dedicated ‘Neveh Shalom Berit Avraham, ’ a yeshivah founded there for him. Algazi became head of Bet El, a bet midrash for pietists, and was consequently known as ‘the pietist rabbi. ’ His was the first signature on the constitution of the kabbalistic group Ahavat Shalom. Algazi was appointed chief rabbi upon the death of his colleague, Isaac ha-Kohen (1755), but he died the following year. One of the most productive scholars of his time, he wrote many halakhic and homiletic works including Emet le-Ya'akov (Constantinople, 1764) on the laws of Torah scrolls; Ara de-Rabbanan (ibid, 1745), reprinted with Judah Ayyash's commentary; Afra de-Ara (Leghorn, 1783), a methodology for Talmud and codes; ‘Ug ha-Are’ (Jerusalem, 1910; with addenda, 1927), on the laws of Purim; Ne'ot Ya'akov (Smyrna, 1767) ; Kehillat Ya'akov (Salonika, 1786), a methodology; Shalmei ‘Ibbur and Shalmei ‘Agigah (Salonika, 1790), on the laws of prayer and blessings; sermons Part 1, Shema Ya'akov (Constantinople, 1745) ; and Part 2; She'erit Ya'akov (ibid, 1751). Some of his works still survive in manuscript form. ?. J. D. Azulai, an acquaintance, condensed and completed Algazi's work, Emet le-Ya'akov, which he published under the title Le-David Emet (1786) ” (EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Univ of Chicago). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear and chipping to edges of cover and binding. Wear to front and back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (BIB-13-11) (ID #24123) $400.00. 

 


RAB-33-8.jpg (81130 bytes) 3. • Euchel, Isaac Abraham. MISHLE: IM TARGUM ASHKENAZI U-VEUR. Berlin: Bi-Defus Hevrat Hinukh Nearim, 1790. Hardcover, 22, 310 pages, 12mo, 19 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew. Euchel (1756-1804) was “a Hebrew author, Bible commentator, and one of the leaders of the Haskalah in Germany. Born in Copenhagen, Euchel, having received a traditional education, moved in 1773 to Koenigsberg, where he earned his living as a tutor in the home of the wealthy Friedlaender family. In 1781 he attended Kant's lectures at the University of Koenigsberg. He was recommended for a lectureship in Hebrew at the university but was rejected because he was Jewish. In 1787, Euchel moved to Berlin, where he managed the printing press of the Juedische Freischule (Hinnukh Ne'arim School). Later he worked as a bookkeeper for a commercial firm. Euchel's literary and communal activity began in 1782 (in Koenigsberg) with the publication of his pamphlet Sefat Emet, in which he called for the establishment of a school in Koenigsberg, based on the principles of the Enlightenment. In 1782 he was one of the founders of Hevrat Doreshei Leshon Ever (The Society of Advocates of the Hebrew Language), which started to publish Ha-Me'assef, and, with Menahem Mendel Breslau, published Nahal ha-Besor, the prospectus of Ha-Me'assef. ” (Elkoshi in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Proverbs -- Commentaries. German imprint: Berlin: In der orientalischen Buchdruckerey, 1790. Introduction dated: 17 Shevat 550 [Feb. 1, 1790]. Title vignette. Text in Hebrew and Judeo-German on opposite pages; commentaries in Hebrew. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Proverbs. Hebrew. 1790.; Bible. ; O. T. ; Proverbs. ; Yiddish. ; 1790. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, YU, Ohio State, U of Penn). Stained pages. Hinge repair. Good condition. (rab-33-8) (ID #24162) $300.00. 

 


RAB-33-9.jpg (113190 bytes) 4. • Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim and Moses Ben Israel Isserles. SHULHAN ARUKH MI-TUR EVEN HA-EZER. Amsterdam: Hirts Levi Rofe Ve-Hatano Kashman, 1753. Hardcover, 372 pages, 8vo, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Named Person: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-ezer. "Nidpas shenit be-tosefet hagahah meduyeket. " OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, Maryland, JTS, U of Penn). Stained pages. Hinge repair. Aaron Friedman’s copy, with signature. Bookplate inside cover torn. Good condition. (rab-33-9) (ID #24163) $375.00. 

 


 

 

 


BIB-15-13.jpg (235916 bytes) 5. • Luria, Solomon Ben Jehiel. ספר ים של שלמה : ממסכת חולין SEFER YAM SHEL SHELOMOH MI-MASEKHET HULIN... Furth, 1766. Hardcover, 92 leaves, large 4to, 34cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- Commentaries. Talmud. Hullin -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Yale, Spertus, JTS, Cambridge). Ex-library with usual markings. Notes inside front cover. Water stain to bottom of pages throughout book. Wear and chipping to edges of front and back cover. Wear to cover binding. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (BIB-15-13) (ID #24283) $350.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


bib-15-12.jpg (252527 bytes) 6. • Luria, Solomon Ben Jehiel. [ים של שלמה : ממסכת יום טוב [ביצה YAM SHEL SHELOMOH: MI-MASEKHET YOM TOV [BETSAH]. Fiyorda (Furth): Bi-Defus Yosef Fetshoya, Germany, 1766. Hardcover, 76 pages (38 leaves), large 8vo, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Yom Tov -- Commentaries. Talmud. Bez’Ah -- Commentaries. Ex-library with usual markings. Browning of some pages. Hinge repair. Fold to cover. Wear to edges and corners of covers. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-12) (ID #24282) $300.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-52-5.jpg (91557 bytes) 7. • Michaelis, Johann David, 1717-1791. MOSAISCHES RECHT . ERSTER THEIL, BOUND WITH ZWEITER THEIL (only, of 6) Frankfurt am Mayn : Johann Gottlieb Garbe, 1770, 1771. Half leather, 16mo., 355, 462 pages. In German. First Edition. Parts 1 and 2 bound together (of 6). SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Some wear to covers and spine. Back cover detached.  Heavy rag paper and beautifully printed text in very good condition. Very good condition. (RAB-52-5) $125.00


 

 

 

 


BIBLIOGRAPHY


GER-15-62DW.jpg (65095 bytes) 8. • Zunz, Leopold. LITERATURGESCHICHTE DER SYNAGOGALEN POESIE. Berlin: Louis Gerschel, 1865. 3/4 Leather 8vo. Xii, 666. First edition. In German. Leopold Zunz "was the man who symbolized the 'Science of Judaism'; he was the first to lay down a detailed program for it, and his works were the first which in practice contained the methods of research which it was to adopt. By his idealism and humanistic fervor and by his ambition to introduce the Jewish cultural heritage into general humanism by and through scientific study of Judaism, Zunz became the symbol of the whole of the 'Science of Judaism. '" (Benzion Dinur, EJ) Literaturgeschichte der synagogalen Poesie marks the conclusion of Zunz's pioneering efforts in the field of synagogue poetry. The work, based on research of 500 manuscripts, records the history of the paytanim and their works up to 1540. His intention was to present an internal history of this literature, but he did not achieve the fulfillment of this plan. His bent for bibliography and research was stronger than his talent for giving form to historical concepts. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Judaism -- Liturgy. Previous owner's signature on title page. missing backstrip. Wear to leather. Solid, tight binding. Speckled design on text block. Very good condition. (ger-15-62dw) (ID #24767) $350.00. 

 


SPEC-7-5a.jpg (66530 bytes) 9. • Zunz, Leopold. ZUR GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR. Berlin: Veit Und Comp, 1845. Hardcover, 8vo. Viii, 607 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish literature - history and criticism; Hebrew literature - history and criticism; Manuscripts, Hebrew - bibliography; Printing - Czech Republic - Prague - history; Printing, Hebrew. CONTENTS: Die jüdische Literatur. --Zur Literatur des jüdischen Mittelalters in Frankreich und Deutschland. --Bibliographisches: Daten-Bestimmungen. Sammlungen und Verseichnisse. Drucker und Drucke von Mantua (a. 1476 bis 1662) Druckereien in Prag. Annalen der hebräischen Typographie von Prag (1513-1657) --Das Gedächtniss der Gerechten. --Die jüdischen Dichter der Provence. --Geschichte der Juden in Sieilien. --Münzkunde. --Berichtigungen und Nachträge. --Verzeichniss der benutzten handschriftlichen hebräischen Werke. --Register der Personennamen. Zunz (1794-1886), born and educated in Germany, was a well-known historian. An heir to European Enlightenment, he was a founded of the idea of the "Science of Judaism. " In that vein, he fruitlessly hoped that Jewish studies would be taught in universities as a regular academic discipline, and that he'd be able to do the teaching. He believed that Jewish literature and learning was part of the broader scope of human affairs, including the sciences, and should not be shut up merely in discussions of religious matters. For his seventieth birthday, a foundation was set up to fund Zunz's and other similar scholarship. He continued to work until 1874, when his wife's death left him seriously depressed. (Glatzer, EJ) Former owner's signature on title page. Edges tanning,light staining to some pages, marginalia. Very good condition. (SPEC-7-5A) (ID #24688) $300.00. 

 


RAB-44-9.jpg (135586 bytes) 10. • Estori, Ha-Parhi and Zevi Hirsch Edelmann. כפתור ופרח: מדבר על דיני ארץ ישראל וירושלים... KAFTOR VA-FERAH: MEDABER AL DINEY ERES YISRAEL VI--YERUSHALAYIM. Berlin: Bi-Defus Y. Zittenfeld, 1852. Hardcover, 8vo, lxxii, 253 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. SUBJECT(S): Bodleian Library. Palestine -- Antiquities. Palestine -- Geography. Added title page in Latin: Caftor wa-pherach, liber in quo de ritibus Terram Sanctam spectantibus... Agitur; denuo edidit [etc. ]... Adjecit Hirsch Edelmann. Other Titles: Caftor wa-pherach. Edelmann (1805-1858) was a “Hebrew scholar, printer, and publisher. Edelmann, who was born in Svisloch, Belorussia, published books at Danzig, Koenigsberg, and London. In England, in particular, he carefully searched the libraries for Hebrew manuscript material. Edelmann published editions of hitherto unpublished medieval Hebrew literature such as Estori Ha-Parhi’s Kaftor va-Ferah…Edelmann lived in Berlin from 1852 and died in the ward for the insane in a Berlin hospital” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Stained pages. Wear to cover and binding. Hinge repair. Good condition. (Rab-44-9) (ID #24717) $125.00. 

 


RAB-38-1.jpg (99683 bytes) 11. • Friedberg, Bernhard. BET EKED SEFARIM; LEKSIKON BIBLIOGRAFI LE-YEDIAT HA-SFARUT HA-IVRIT... Tel-Aviv, Ha-Mimkhar Ha-Rashi: M. A. Bar-Yoda, 1956. Hardcover, large 8vo, 1420 pages, 4 volumes, 29 cm. In Hebrew. Edition: Hotsa’at B, Mushlemet ve-mitokenet. Full Title: Bet Eked Sefarim; Leksikon Bibliografi Le-Yediat Ha-Sfarut Ha-Ivrit Beklal Ve-Shmot Ha-Sifarim Ha-Ivrim U-Be-Yehudit-Ashkenazit Be-Ferat, Ve-Kan Elan Be-Itlakit, Tatrit, Unit, Ladino-Sfradit, Latinit-Romit, Aravit, Parsit, Tsarfatit-Provintsalit Ve-Shomronit Sandfaso Be'otiot Ivri'ut Ha-Hal Mishnah Rld Ad Yemanu Elah (Tshy) Shmot Me-Havraihem, Tekhnes, Shmot Ha-Arim Asher Bohen Nidfaso, Shnat Hedpastem U-Mispar Amudaihem. Im Mifateh Ha-Mihbarim Be-Seder Alef-Bet, U-Mifta'ah Ha-Sifarim Le-Fi Ha-Miktso'ot Ve-Hasugim Ha-Shnim (4 Volumes) SUBJECT (S): Hebrew literature -- Bibliography. Yiddish literature -- Bibliography. Added title page: Bet eked sepharim; bibliographical lexicon of the whole Hebrew and Jewish-German literature, inclusive of the Arab, Greek, French-Provencal, Italian, Latin, Persian, Samaritan, Spanish-Portuguese and Tartarian works, printed in the years 1474-1950 with Hebrew letters. Together with a register of the authors and a table of content. Published by Baruch Friedberg. 2nd edition, enlarged, improved and revised. Title romanized. Friedberg (1876-1961) was a “scholar and bibliographer. Friedberg was born in Cracow, and in 1900 moved to Frankfurt, where he worked for the publisher and bookseller Isaac Kauffmann. In 1904 he set up his own firm and by 1906 had published two catalogs; in the same year he and J. Saenger founded the publishing house of Saenger and Friedberg. In 1910 the partnership broke up, and Friedberg entered the diamond trade, moving to Antwerp. When the Nazis occupied Belgium, he lost his valuable library and all his papers. In 1946 he settled in Tel Aviv, continuing to deal in diamonds but with his heart in books and his bibliographical and genealogical research. Beginning in 1896, Friedberg published in Hebrew a number of biographies, e. G, on Joseph Caro, Shabbetai Kohen, and Nathan Spira; family histories, e. G, Schor, Landau, and Horowitz; and a study on the old Jewish cemetery of Cracow, Luhot Zikkaron. Friedberg's first bibliographical effort was a history of Hebrew printing in Cracow, Ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Cracow, followed by a similar study on Lublin, Le-Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Lublin (1901). In 1932 he began publishing a series of works on the history of Hebrew printing, Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri; the series included volumes on Poland; on Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and the Orient; on Central Europe; and on Western Europe. His greatest achievement was his bibliographical lexicon Beit Eked Sefarim. Though Friedberg's works are not always accurate, they are indispensable bibliographical reference books” (Ben-Menahem in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-38-1) (ID #24610) $250.00. 

 


bib-21-1.jpg (75403 bytes) 12. • Golinkin, David. AN INDEX OF CONSERVATIVE RESPONSA AND PRACTICAL HALAKHIC STUDIES, 1917-1990. [New York?]: Rabbinical Assembly, 1992. Paper wrappers, 80 pages. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1800- -- Indexes. Conservative Judaism -- United States -- Customs and practices -- Indexes. Includes bibliographical references (p. 6-8). Very good + condition. (BIB-21-1) (ID #24453) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


holo2-19-52.jpg (233697 bytes)holo2-19-52illustration.jpg (79662 bytes) 13. • Habermann, Abraham Meir. שערי ספרים עברים :‏ ‏יוצאים לאור בצירוף מבוא ומפתחות SHAARE SEFARIM IVRIM: YOTSIM LA-OR BE-TSERUF MAVO U-MAFTEHOT. Tsefat: Ha-Museon Le-Amanut Ha-Defus, 1969. Hardcover, xvi, 140 pages, chiefly facsims, 8vo, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title pages. Printing, Hebrew. Added title page: Title pages of Hebrew books. Introduction also in English. Other Titles: Title pages of Hebrew books. Signed by author inside cover. In dust jacket. Minimal staining to front cover. Edgewear. Otherwise, Very good condition. (Holo2-19-52) (ID #23587) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-39-11.jpg (84197 bytes) 14. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac, 1908-. CATALOGUE OF HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS PRESERVED IN THE USSR. (PART ONE OF TWO). New York, New York University Library Of Judaica And Hebraica, 1958. Bound in brown manila binder, small 4to. Aproximately 100 pages. Inscribed by the author to Louis Finkelstein, then Chancellor of the Rabbinical Assembly. Facsimiles of Genizah fragments and title pages throughout. Series: New York University Libraries. Occasional papers, no. 3-4. SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Soviet Union -- Catalogs. Manuscripts on microfilm --Soviet Union -- Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Cairo Genizah. Note(s): Part 1 contains a selected list of "microfilms and photostats from the Baron David Guenzberg [i. E. Guenzburg] collection in the Lenin Library in Moscow, from the Friedlander [i. E. Moses Aryeh Leb Friedland] collection in the Oriental Institute, and from the Antonin and Firkowitsch collections in the Public Library of Leningrad. " On title page: “Acquired (on microfilm) by Professor Abraham I. Katsh, Curator” Katsh was a “U. S. Educator, author, and archivist. Katsh was born in Indura (Amdur), Poland, and immigrated to the United States in 1925. He received a B. S. From New York University in mathematics in 1931 and a J. D. From the law school in 1936. In 1933, he persuaded NYU to allow him to offer a course in modern Hebrew, the first such course at a U. S. University. There, he founded the Jewish Culture Foundation, the Department of Hebrew Language and Education, and the Institute of Hebrew Studies. A chair in his name was established at NYU's Hebrew studies department in 1957. Katsh received a Ph. D. From Dropsie College in 1942 and, in 1967, was elected president of Dropsie College (later University). (RAB-39-11) (ID #24639) $95.00. 

 


BIB-15-8.jpg (77922 bytes) 15. • Rivkind, Isaac. RASHI EXHIBITION: LIBRARY JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA. New York, 1940. Softcover, 22 pages, Illustrated with two photographs, 8vo, 20 cm. Inscribed by author on front cover. In Hebrew. Cover in English and Hebrew. Reprinted from "Hadoar, " Nos. 13 and 14, 1940. Other Titles: Hadoar, nos. 13-14, 1940. Slight water stain to cover and few pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-8) (ID #24278) $35.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-40-5.jpg (278407 bytes) 16. • Schiper, Ignacy and Shlomo Eidelberg. יצחק שיפר :‏ ‏כתבים נבחרים ודברי הערכה YITSHAK SHIPER: KETAVIM NIVHARIM VE-DIVRE HA’ARAKHAH. New York: ‘ogen, Shele-Yad Ha-Histadrut Ha-‘ivrit Ba-‘amerikah, 1966. Hardcover, 8vo, 282 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Schiper, Ignacy. Added title page: Yitzhak Schipper, evaluation and selected writings. Romanized record. "Bibliografyah shel kitve Dr. Yitshak Shiper" on pages 267-282. Other Titles: Yitzhak Schipper, evaluation and selected writings. Schiper (1884-1943) was a “historian and public worker. Schiper was born in Tarnow, Galicia. From his youth he was a member of the Po'alei Zion movement, and from 1922 of the General Zionists, holding various public positions in the parties and acting as their emissary. During 1922–27 he was a deputy in the Polish Sejm. After the establishment of the Institute of Jewish Sciences in Warsaw in 1928, he lectured on the history of Jewish economy. Schiper died in a German concentration camp near Lublin. Although his academic education was essentially a legal one, Schiper took an interest in historical research throughout his life. Within the group of Jewish historians which emerged in Galicia in the early 20th century, Schiper distinguished himself in the history of economics and of popular culture. Whether this was due to his social outlook or to his limited Hebrew education, he thought that the study of the spiritual history of the nation and its leaders had been exhausted; "the Sabbath-Jew with his extra soul" was already well known, and there arose a need, he felt, to become acquainted with the secular aspect of the nation's life. Schiper's first work, in the sphere of Jewish economics, was his original research on the beginnings of capitalism among the Jews of the Western world, which was also translated into Russian and Yiddish. Schiper then turned his attention to research into Jewish economy in Poland, at first during the Middle Ages and then during the modern era also. His principal works in this sphere are Studya nad stosunkami gospodarczymi Zydow w Polsce podczas sredniowiecza, and Dzieje handlu zydowskiego na ziemiach polskich. Of his studies on the history of culture, two of his works are of note: Kultur-Geshikhte fun di Yidn in Poyln beysn Mitlalter, which deals with the way of life of the Jews, and Geshikhte fun der Yidisher Teater-Kunst un Drame: fun di Eltste Tsaytn bis 1750, which deals with theatrical art and drama. Schiper also occupied himself with other historical questions, such as Jewish autonomy in Poland, but he dealt mainly with Jewry's relationship to the external world, using primarily non-Jewish sources. A historian of great intuition and imagination, he promoted and enriched historical research on Polish Jewry, though he did not always trouble to establish his ideas on a firm historical footing” (Halpern in EJ, 2007). Hinge repair. Light wear to cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-5) (ID #24645) $75.00. 

 


BIB-5-18.jpg (335743 bytes) 17. • (Strashun, Mattityahu) Astrinsky, Aviva; Mordekhsi Zalkin; Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. MATTITYAHU STRASHUN, 1817-1885: SCHOLAR, LEADER, AND BOOK COLLECTOR. New York ; Yivo Institute for Research, 2001. Paper wrappers, 4to. Iv, 24 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Jewish scholars – Lithuania – Vilnius – biography; Book collectors – Lithuania – Vilnius – biography; Jewish libraries – Lithuania – Vilnius – biography; Jewish learning and scholarship – Lithuania – Vilnius; Strashun, Mathias, d. 1885; Strashun, Samual ben Joseph, 1793 or 4-1872; Strashun, Mathias, d. 1885 – library. Strashun (1819-1885) was the founder of the Strashun Library in Vilna. Independently wealthy, he began to study at a young age, became a well-regarded Talmud scholar, and learned several languages. He was a civic leader in Vilna, and a member of the Russian Imperial Bank there. For many of his publications, he wrote under pseudonyms. The library, which opened in 1892, was started with the willed gift of Strashun's personal library. (Warhaftig, Slutsky, EJ) New Condition. (BIB-5-18) (ID #20072) $50.00. 

 



BIB-18-1.jpg (147038 bytes) 18. • Tcherikover, Victor, D. 1958, Ed. Fuks, Alexander; 1917-. CORPUS PAPYRORUM JUDAICARUM. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Cambridge, Magnes Press, Hebrew University / Harvard University Press, 1964. Cloth, 4to, 294 + 283 + 209 pages. 3 volumes. In English. Transcriptions of documents relating to Jews and Judaism in Egypt, with English translations and commentaries. Includes bibliographical references SUBJECT(S) Jews -- Egypt -- History -- Sources. Juifs -- Égypte -- Histoire -- Sources. Joden. Note(s): Vol. 2 edited by Victor A. Tcherikover and Alexander Fuks; v. 3 edited by Victor A. Tcherikover, Alexander Fuks, and Menahem Stern. Vol. 1 very good condition, dustjacket chipped, edgeworn. Vol. 2 very good condition in very good jacket, Vol. 3 Very good condition, small stain to jacket. Inscription in pen to former owner on flyleaf of each volume. (BIB-18-1) (ID #24345) $425.00. 

 


BIB-21-9.jpg (227231 bytes) 19. • Wachstein, Bernard. KATALOG DER SALO COHN'SCHEN SCHENKUNGEN II. BUECHER AUS DER SAMMLUNG S.H. HALBERSTAM BIELITZ. Wien, Gilhofer & Ranschburg, 1914. 1st Edition. Paper wrappers, 4to (large), 178 pages. Important Hebraica bibliography published by the LibraryIsraelitischen Kultusgemeinde in Vienna. Wear and light staining to front cover. Back cover tanned, with small chip. Chipping to spine.Text in Very Good condition. (BIB-21-9) Binding repaired. Paper covers chipped w/few stains, Inside very clean. (ID #2568) $65.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


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RAB-33-12.jpg (91762 bytes) 20. • Buber, Salomon. ANSHE SHEM. Kraka (Crakow): Bi-Defuso Shel Y. Fisher, 1895. Hardcover, xxviii, 249 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Buber (1827-1906) was “a scholar and authority on midrashic and medieval rabbinic literature. Buber was born in Lemberg, Galicia, into a well-known rabbinic family and devoted himself to the publication of scholarly editions of existing Midrashim, printed or in manuscript, and to the reconstruction of those that had been lost. His Midrash editions and those of some medieval works constituted a veritable revolution in the production of reliable texts. Their learned introductions are major research works in themselves, and the annotations give a complete picture of the textual problems and parallel passages. While scholarship in this field has not stood still since Buber's days and his work and method are in part, at least, outdated, subsequent researchers in this field owe him much. Buber was a man of independent means and financed his scholarly projects personally. Not only did he pay for the expense of publication, but he also paid for people to visit various libraries to copy manuscripts. Buber's achievement is all the more remarkable in view of his active business life. He was a governor of the Austro-Hungarian Bank and the Galician Savings Bank, president of the Lemberg Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Lemberg Jewish community's executive council from 1870.” (Berenbaum and Skolnik, EJ 2007). SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Ukraine -- Lviv. Jews -- Ukraine -- Lviv. Jewish epitaphs -- Ukraine -- Lviv. Title on added title page: Ansche schem. "Biographien und Leichensteininschriften von Rabbinen, Lehrhausvorstehern, Religionsweisern, Rabbinatsassessoren und Gemeindevorstehern, die wahrend eines Zeitraumes von vierhundert Jahren (1500-1890) in Lemberg lehrten und wirkten". Other Titles: Ansche schem. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Browning of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-12) (ID #24166) $50.00. 

 


bib-15-28.jpg (97689 bytes) 21. • Guth, Benjamin B. SHITA MEKUBETZETH HACHADASH. New York, M. Philip, 1910. Hardcover, 135, 10 pages, 8vo. Encylopedia work of Talmudic sayings. With Kunteres Halacha LeMoshe MiSinai (Goldman 608). Hardcover, Institutional stamp, Contemporary boards, spine chipped. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-28) (ID #24297) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


22. • Hasidah, Yis´rael Yitshak. אוצר מאמרי הלכה: כחמישה ושלשים אלף מאמרי חז״ל, מתוך שני התלמודים המדרש והזהר OTSAR MAAMRE HALAKHAH: KA-HAMISHAH U-SHELOSHIM ELEF MAAMRE HAZAL, MI-TOKH SHENE HA-TALMUDIM HA-MIDRASH VEHA-ZOHAR... COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Yerushalayim: Yotse Le-Or Be-Shituf Im Hotsaat Reuven Mas, 1960. 2 v. ; 25 cm. Edition: Mahad. 2 metukent le-kore ha-Arets. In Hebrew. Contents: v. 1. Aleph-Lamed -- v. 2. Mem-Tav ve mafteh’Ot [index]. Abstract: Some 35, 000 quotations of the Sages from both Talmuds, the Midrash, the Zohar ; arranged alphabetically by key words. SUBJECT(S): Proverbs, Hebrew. Talmud -- Quotations. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Arizona State, YIVO, Concordia) Very Good Condition in Very Good Jackets. (LIC) (ID #24462) $135.00. 

 


gr-07a-3.jpg (1459266 bytes) 23. • Levy, Jacob. NEUHEBRÄISCHES UND CHALDÄISCHES WÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DIE TALMUDIM UND MIDRASCHIM. BANDS 1-4 (COMPLETE SET). Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1876-1889. Three Quarter leather; 4to. 567, 542, 736, 741 pages. First edition. Dr. Alexander Kohut's copy with ownerhsip signature. He is cited on p.179 of Band 1. Some marginalia throughout. In German. "Nebst beiträgen von Heinrich Leberecht Fleischer. " This work was the masterpiece of Jacob Levy, German rabbi and lexicographer. "Levy was the first to apply modern scientific methods to rabbinic lexicography; and he aided considerably toward rousing Christian scholars to an interest in rabbinical literature. All subsequent work in the field of Talmudic lexicography has been based on Levy's labors. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- German. Midrash -- Dictionaries. Title Subject: Talmud -- Dictionaries. Ex-library. Raised bands; gilt titles. Binding solid. Wear and slight chipping to spines. Pages slightly tanned. Very good condition. (GR-07A-3) (ID #24768) $375.00. 

 


BIOGRAPHY


GERN-2-22.jpg (89236 bytes) 24. • Jöel, M. DON CHASDAI CRESKAS' RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHISCHE LEHREN IN IHREN GESCHICHTLICHEN EINFLUSSE. Breslau: Schletter (H. Skutsch), 1866. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo. 83 pages. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Creskas was a Spanish philosopher, theologian and statesman. His activities as a merchant and communal leader can be traced as far back as 1367. As a delegate from the Catalonian Jewish community he negotiated with the king of Aragon for the renewal and extension of Jewish privileges in 1383. Throughout his life he sought to protect the rights of Spanish Jews and worked with various governments to this end. He is seen as one of Spinoza's chief influences. Jöel was a religious philosopher who researched, among other Jewish figures, Creskas (EJ). OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Missing original covers. Very Good condition. (GERN-2-22). (ID #16708) $50.00. 

 


heblit-2-36.jpg (86035 bytes) 25. • Maimon, Judah Leib. דיוקנאות של מעלה : תולדות ומחקרים DEYOKNAOT SHEL MA`LAH: TOLADOT U-MEHKARIM. Jerusalem: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1946. 8vo. 285 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis - biography; Sa'adia ben Joseph, 882-942; hai ben Sherira, 939-1038; Rashi, 1040-1105; Judah, ha-Levi, 12th cent. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. SERIES: Kitve ha-Rav Y. L. Ha-Kohen Fishman, 1. Maimon (1875-1962) was a leader of religious Zionism; after years of work in Eastern Europe, he settled in Israel in 1913. In Israel he helped found Mizrachi, the educational organization, and when he was expelled from Israel by the Turks during WWI, he continued to advance Mizrachi's interests in the United States. He was on the first ship - literally - back to Palestine after the war. After the State of Israel was established, Maimon briefly worked in the government; he was elected to the First Knesset. A "prolific" writer, after his retirement from government service, he devoted himself solely to literary pursuits. (Goldshlag, EJ) Covers missing, moisture spots in margins, endpapers tanned, good- condition. (HebLit-2-36) (ID #24396) $40.00. 

 


heblit-2-10.jpg (64638 bytes)heblit-2-10frontispiece.jpg (63477 bytes) 26. • Maimon, Salomon; Israel Hayyim Tawiow. תולדות שלמה מימון כתובות בידי עצמו בשפת אשכנז TOLDOT SHELOMOH MAIMON KETUVOT BI-YEDE `ATSMO BI-SEFAT ASHKENAZ. Warsaw: Hotsaat "tushiyah. ", 1898. Cloth, 12mo. 132, 128 pages. Hebrew Translation of Lebensgeschichte. Complete - two volumes bound together. SUBJECT(S): Jewish philosophers - biography; Maimon, Salomon, 1754-1800. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Maimon (1753-1800), who took the name in honor of Maimonides, was a child prodigy in Poland who also married early. Most of his life was spent as a poor scholar and philosopher, traveling around Europe. In the early 1780s he was an associate of Moses Mendelssohn, but Mendelssohn eventually became intolerant of Maimon's lifestyle and abandoned him. He began to study Kant's philosophy in 1786, and Kant himself was very impressed by his work. This support led Maimon to begin having his work published. Maimon's interest in Kabbalah, Christiantiy - he tried to have a Lutheran pastor convert him--and other controversial philosophies caused him to be labeled a heretic. (Bergman, EJ) Pages tanned and wrinkled from moisture, covers worn and repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-10) (ID #24370) $50.00. 

 



27. • Levy, M. A. DON JOSEPH NASI, HERZOG VON NAXOS, SEINE FAMILIE UND ZWEI ZWEI JÜDISCHE DIPLOMATEN SEINER ZEIT. EINE BIOGRAPHIE NACH NEUEN QUELLEN DARGESTELLT. Breslau, Schletter (H. Skutsch), 1859. Softcover, 8vo, iv, 57 pages, 24 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Nasi, Joseph, 1520-1579. Number 1 in a volume of pamphlets lettered: Iles de la Grece. Bibliographical citations. Levy was a German orientalist and teacher, preeminent in the field of semitic paleography. (JE) Bound in attractive modern wrappers, very good condition. (Rab-44-1) (ID #24709) $100.00. 

 



 


RAB-34a-21.jpg (102785 bytes) 29. • Friedberg, Bernhard. ספר מרגניתא שפירא : יכיל קורות ופעלות רבנו נתן שפירא ... וקורות מטעיו המתיחסים אחר מטהו SEFER MARGANITA SHAPIRA:... KOROT U-FO'OLOT RABENU NATAN SHPIRA ME-HORADNA. Drohobitsh: Bi-Defus A. H. Zupnik, 1899. Hardcover, 16 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Poland -- Biography. Jews -- Poland -- Biography. Named Person: Shapira, Natan Ashkenazi ben Shimshon, ca. 1490-1577. Spira family. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Marganita Shapira; Luhot zikaron. Lichot zikaron. Friedberg (1876-1961) was "a scholar and bibliographer. Friedberg was born in Cracow, and in 1900 moved to Frankfurt, where he worked for the publisher and bookseller Isaac Kauffmann. In 1904 he set up his own firm and by 1906 had published two catalogs; in the same year he and J. Saenger founded the publishing house of Saenger and Friedberg. In 1910 the partnership broke up, and Friedberg entered the diamond trade, moving to Antwerp. When the Nazis occupied Belgium, he lost his valuable library and all his papers. In 1946 he settled in Tel Aviv, continuing to deal in diamonds but with his heart in books and his bibliographical and genealogical research. Beginning in 1896, Friedberg published in Hebrew a number of biographies, family histories, and a study on the old Jewish cemetery of Cracow. In 1932 he began publishing a series of works on the history of Hebrew printing, Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri; the series included volumes on Poland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and the Orient, on Central Europe, and on Western Europe. His greatest achievement was his bibliographical lexicon Beit Eked Sefarim. Though Friedberg's works are not always accurate, they are indispensable bibliographical reference books" (Ben-Menahem in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Hinge repair. Browning to edges of pages. Wear to binding. Bumped corners and edges of cover, cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-21/40-18). (ID #24558/24658) $100.00. 

 


RAB-35-9.jpg (104292 bytes)RAB-35-9frontispiece053.jpg (129641 bytes) 30. • Gellman, Leon. הנודע ביהודה ומשנתו:‏ ‏לאור פסקיו ודרושיו ‏ HA-NODA BI-YEHUDAH U-MISHNATO: LE-OR PESAKAV U-DERUSHAV. Yerushalayim: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1961. Hardcover, 22, 228 pages, portrait, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Biography. Rabbis - Biography. Landau, Ezekiel. Edition: Mahadurah hadashah nosefet u-metukenet. Gellman (1887-1973) was a "U. S. Zionist journalist and leader. Gellman, who was born in Yampol, Russia, immigrated to the U. S. At the age of 23. He settled in St. Louis where he worked as a principal of various Hebrew schools, and later as editor and publisher of the Yiddish St. Louis Jewish Record, in which he advocated the creation of a great religious Zionist movement. An organizer of the U. S. Mizrachi movement, he subsequently served as its executive secretary national vice president, and president. Moving to New York, he was editor of Mizrachi publications, including Der Mizrachi Weg and (with Pinkhos Churgin) the Mizrachi Jubilee Publication. Gellman moved to Israel in 1949 and became chairman of the World Mizrachi Organization in that year, later becoming honorary chairman. From 1948 to 1953 he was a deputy member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency. He was a frequent contributor to Ha-Zofeh, the Israeli national religious daily, and to New York Yiddish newspapers. A prevalent theme in Gellman's writing is that the survival of Israel is contingent upon adherence to traditional Jewish faith and values. " (Berenbaum and Sklonik in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. In dust jacket. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-35-9) (ID #24570) $40.00. 

 


Bib-12-5.jpg (147879 bytes) 31. • (Marx, Alexander) Rabbinical Assembly Of America. [New York, Rabbinical Assembly, etc]. CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM VOL. IV NO. 2 FEBRUARY 1948: PROFESSOR ALEXANDER MARX. 1948. Paper wrappers, periodical, 8vo, 26 pages. Conservative Movement publication, this issue devoted to Professor Alexander Marx (1878-1953), the famous historian, bibliographer, and librarian at the Jewish Theological Seminary. "His mastery of the materials of history and of languages became proverbial. He published articles in many languages and was at home in classical and Semitic languages. Marx contributed monographs and articles to journals on a wide variety of subjects, published two volumes of collected essays (Studies in Jewish History and Booklore (1944) ; Essays in Jewish Biography (1947) ), and with Max L. Margolis wrote A History of the Jewish people (1927, 19622). This pioneering work, stressing economic and social life, organization and legal status, offers the general reader a soundly researched, authoritative, and objective Jewish history in one volume. Marx amassed a private collection of 10,000 books. The JTS library on his arrival in 1903 contained 5,000 volumes and 3 manuscripts. At his death it possessed 165,000 books and over 9,000 Hebrew, Samaritan, Aramaic, and Yiddish manuscripts, comprising the largest Judaica collection in the world. Marx's ability to determine a manuscript's age merely by looking at it was legendary. His annual reports of the library's growth, containing a detailed description of materials acquired, were eagerly awaited by bookmen and scholars" (Epstein and Chyet, EJ, 2007). Includes essays by Simon Greenberg, Jacob Agus, and Herbert Parzen. SUBJECT(S): Conservative Judaism -- Periodicals. Jodendom. Small tears and chips to cover, spine repaired with non-archival tape. Vertical crease down center of pages. Good - condition. (BIB-12-5) (ID #24257) $30.00. 

 


RAB-38-6.jpg (112458 bytes) 32. • Shrira Ben Hanina, Ga'on and Baer Ben Alexander Goldberg. IGERET RAV SHRIRA GA’ON. Mainz: Dfus Yehi'el Bril, 1873. Softcover, 12mo, 68 pages. In Hebrew. Goldberg (1800-1884) was a ‘Polish scholar. Goldberg was born in Chlodna, near Lomza, Poland, and was orphaned at an early age. He studied Torah in dire poverty, but earned a reputation as a prodigy. Having tried his hand at business and teaching, in 1830 Goldberg became a private tutor for the family of the wealthy and learned Gershon Litinski in one of the villages of Suwalki district. When after some time the entire Litinski family converted to Christianity, he was slandered as having influenced them. In 1843 he went to Berlin, where he was favorably received by the maskilim. However, lacking a formal education, he could not find employment there, and in 1847 went to England, where he managed with great difficulty to earn a living copying and publishing Hebrew manuscripts from the Oxford libraries. In 1853 he settled in Paris, earning his living there by copying and publishing Hebrew and Arabic manuscripts from the National Library. Altogether, Goldberg published 17 books and pamphlets and hundreds of articles in Hebrew periodicals, writing mainly under the name "Divrei Bag" and "Gam Elleh Divrei Bag". His writings exemplified all the virtues and weaknesses of one who is self-taught: diligence and an abundance of detail but written in ornate language and lacking organization. Goldberg's main contribution to scholarship was the editing of such medieval works as Hefes Matmonim, a collection of medieval texts; Isaac Israeli's Yesod Olam; Ibn Janah's Sefer ha-Rikmah in Judah ibn Tibbon's translation; Iggeret Sherira Ga'on; Risalat R. Judah b. Koraish; and Abraham b. Moses b. Maimon's Birkat Avraham (Goldbloom, Wachstein and Kressel in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Danish Union, Den Kongelige Bibliothek). Binding repair. Stained pages. Chipping to edges of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-38-6) (ID #24615) $115.00. 

 



rab-15-5373.jpg (82371 bytes) 33. • (Slanter, Israel) Glenn, Menahem G. ISRAEL SALANTER, RELIGIOUS-ETHICAL THINKER. THE STORY OF A RELIGIOUS-ETHICAL CURRENT IN NINETEENTH CENTURY JUDAISM. New York: Bloch, 1953. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 219 pages. SUBJECT (S): Salanter, Israel, 1810-1883. Salanter was the founder of the Musar movement, which advocated for “movement for the education of the individual toward strict ethical behavior in the spirit of halakhah; it arose in the 19th century, continuing into the 20th, in the Jewish culture of the mitnaggedim in Lithuania, in particular becoming a trend in its yeshivot. ”(Ben-Sasson, EJ) Ex library, bumped corners, very good condition. (RAB-15-5) (ID #19230) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


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RAB-37-10.jpg (245690 bytes) 34. • Helir, Avraham Ben Yehiel, Mordekhai Kornmehl. יפה נוף : יכיל שאלות ותשובות בד׳ חלקי שו״ע : חידושים בש״ס : דרושים ... YAFAH NOF: YIKHIL SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT BE-D. HALEKE SHU. ‘A.: HIDUSHIM BE-SHAS: DERUSHIM. Pieterkov: Etsel Natan Nate Karanenberg, 1907. Hardcover, 214 pages, 2 volumes in 1, 4to, 29 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Sefer Ma’Amar Mordekhai -- Sefer Yefeh nof. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1800-1948. Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Prohibited work (Jewish law). Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cover title, First work originally published: Sefer Ma'mar Mordekhai. Bilgorya: Bi-defus N. Kronenberg, 1936. 2nd work originally published: Sefer Yefeh nof. Pyeterkov: N. N. Kronenberg, 1907. Other Titles: Ma’Amar Mordekhai. Sh. U-t. Yefeh Nof. ; She’Elot u-teshuvot Yefeh Nof. Yefeh nof. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ of Toronto). Ex-library. Stained pages. Handwritten notes inside front cover. Chipped cover corners and binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-10) (ID #24599) $75.00. 

 


RAB-44-6.jpg (163700 bytes) 35. • Gunzberg, Aryeh Leib Ben Asher. ZEH HA-SEFER SHA’AGAT ‘ARYEH. Slobodka; (W Jozefowie Pr), 1855. Hardcover, long 4to, 77 leaves, 41cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Gunzberg (1695-1785) was a “talmudist. Born in Lithuania, Aryeh became assistant to his father on his appointment about 1720 as rabbi of the upper district in Minsk, comprising at the time 40 small communities. In 1733 he founded a yeshivah, which soon attracted students from Belorussia and Lithuania. Differences over methods of instruction between Aryeh Leib and Jehiel Heilprin, author of Seder ha-Dorot and head of another yeshivah in Minsk, led to much friction between both the teachers and students, Heilprin being opposed to the pilpulistic method used by Aryeh Leib to stimulate the minds of his students. In the introduction to his famous volume of responsa, Sha’agat Aryeh, however, Aryeh Leib himself is critical of the role of pilpul in establishing the "truth of the Torah. " Finally compelled in 1742 to leave Minsk, he settled in one of the nearby towns where he continued to help his aged father. In 1750 he was appointed rabbi in Volozhin, where among some of his notable disciples were ‘Ayyim Volozhiner and his brother Simhah. Here he prepared his halakhic work, Sha'agat Aryeh. ” (Zobel in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Cambridge). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Staining to some pages. Wear to edges and front of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-6) (ID #24714) $175.00. 

 



RAB-40-8.jpg (136947 bytes) 36. • Muller, Joel and S Maybaum. ELFTER BERICHT UBER DIE LEHRANSTALT FUR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTHUMS IN BERLIN. Berlin: Rosenthal, 1893. Hardcover, 8vo, 28 pages, 27 cm. In German. Contents: Die Responsen des R. Meschullam, Sohn des R. Kalonymus von Joel Muller -- Die Trauerrede an der Bahre des verewigten Docenten Herrn Dr. David Cassel von S. Maybaum -- Bericht des Curatoriums. SUBJECT (S): Jewish learning and scholarship. Jews -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Germany. Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judentums (Berlin, Germany). Berlin (Germany) -- Learned institutions and societies. Text in German and Hebrew. Maybaum (1844-1919) was a “rabbi and lecturer on homiletics. Born in Miskolc, Hungary, Maybaum studied at the yeshivot of Eisenstadt (under I. Hildesheimer ) and Pressburg (Bratislava) and at the university and rabbinical seminary of Breslau. He officiated as rabbi in Dolni-Kubin, Hungary, and Zatec, Bohemia. In 1881 he was called to Berlin, where from 1888 he also lectured on homiletics at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. In 1903 he was appointed professor. Active in the association of rabbis in Germany, in 1897 Maybaum was among those rabbis who protested against the idea of convening the Zionist Congress in Germany. His works include Die Anthropomorphien und Anthropopathien bei Onkelos und den spaeteren Targumim, Die Entwicklung des alt-israelitischen Priestertums, Die Entwicklung des israelitischen Prophetentums, and Juedische Homiletik. His important article on the life of Leopold Zunz appeared in 1894 (in the 12th report of the Hochschule). Maybaum was an excellent preacher and his sermons were published in several volumes. A jubilee volume was published on the occasion of his 70th birthday” (Glatzer in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Texas). Ex-library. Crease mark through middle of pages. Hinge repair. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-40-8) (ID #24648) $50.00. 

 


RAB-40-4.jpg (48060 bytes) 37. • Novak, David. LAW AND THEOLOGY IN JUDAISM. New York, Ktav Pub. House, 1974. Hardcover, 8vo, 176 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Responsa – 1800. Judaism -- Doctrines. Jewish ethics. Responsa – 1800. Jodendom. Ethiek. Gebruiken. Includes bibliographical references. Novak (1941-) is a “U. S. Theologian, rabbi, and leading authority on Jewish law. Born in Chicago, Novak received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1961, his rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1966, and his doctorate in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1971. From 1966 to 1969 he was Jewish chaplain at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, National Institute of Mental Health, in Washington, D. C, and he served as rabbi to congregations in Maryland, Oklahoma, Virginia, and New York City from 1966 to 1989. He taught at Oklahoma City University, Old Dominion University, the New School for Social Research, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Baruch College of the City University of New York. From 1989 to 1997 he was the Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. In 1997 he joined the University of Toronto, holding the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies as professor of the study of religion, professor of philosophy, and director of the Jewish Studies Programme. Novak wrote primarily on the philosophical aspects of Jewish legal tradition; his work concerns the foundations of Jewish theology and its application to contemporary problems, especially those involving ethics. His books include Law and Theology in Judaism, Suicide and Morality, The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism: An Historical and Constructive Study of the Noahide Laws, Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification, Natural Law in Judaism, and Covenantal Rights: A Study in Jewish Political Theory. He contributed numerous articles to theology, law, and philosophy journals, and he was a contributing editor of Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility. Novak was a founder of the Panel of Inquiry on Jewish Law of the Union for Traditional Judaism and a founder of the Institute of Traditional Judaism in Teaneck, N. J. He is a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research and of the Academy for Jewish Philosophy, and he was a member of the international advisory board to the government of Poland concerning the Auschwitz-Birkenau site. Novak was a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D. C, and in 1996 delivered the Lancaster/Yarnton Lectures in Judaism and Other Religions at Oxford University. He lectured extensively throughout North America, Israel, Europe, and South Africa. He spoke Hebrew, Yiddish, and German, and had a knowledge of Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and French” (Bauhoff in EJ, 2007). Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-40-4) (ID #24644) $30.00. 

 


RAB-34a-1.jpg (248954 bytes) 38. • Padovah (Padua), Yaakov Meir, Aaron Ben Meir Of Brest-Litovsk. ספר מקור מים חיים SEFER MEKOR MAYIM HAYIM (VOL. 2 ONLY OF 2). Sadilkov: Nidpas Be-Vet Yitshak Madpis. Poland, Sudylkow, 1836. Hardcover, 190 pages, Folio, 37 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: helek 2: Le-varer kamah inyanim amukim be-Shas u-poskim. Kuntres Anaf ets avot ve-hu kamah teshuvot le-R. Aharon b. R. Meir mi-Brisk. (helek 1, not present, contains: Al Shulhan arukh Yoreh deah). SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Responsa -- 1600-1800. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Yoreh deah - Commentaries. Talmud -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Mekor mayim hayyim. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, JTS). Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Crease marks on some pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-1) (ID #24541) $150.00. 

 


SERMONS


heblit-2-29.jpg (148965 bytes) 39. • Arama, Isaac Ben Moses; Hayim Yosef Pollak. ספר עקידת יצחק : על חמשה חומשי תורה ועל חמש מגלות SEFER `AKEDAT YITSHAK: `AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH VE-`AL HAMESH MEGILOT. VOLUMES 2 & 3. Pressburg: Victor Kittseer, 1849. Cloth, 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume two and three (of five) only. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Arama, Isaac ben Moses, ca. 1420-1494; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - sermons; Philosophy, Jewish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Arama (c. 1420-1494) was a Spanish rabbi. "In order to counteract the effects of conversionist sermons to which the Jews of Aragon were compelled to listen, Arama delivered sermons on the principles of Judaism. These sermons became the basis of his later works and contain interesting data on the history of the Jews in Spain prior to their expulsion. Arama engaged in several public disputations with Christian scholars. After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, in 1492 Arama settled in Naples where he died. Arama is best known as the author of Akedat Yizhak which exercised great influence on Jewish thought. Written in the form of philosophical homilies and allegorical commentaries on the Pentateuch, the work consists of 105 "Portals. " Each portal forms a complete sermon which is divided into two parts: derishah, and perishah. In the derishah, the author examines a philosophical idea in the light of his chosen texts, biblical and rabbinic, with which the sermon opens. In the perishah, the Scriptural commentary predominates and the difficulties which seem to appear in the text are solved with the aid of the central idea of the derishah. Thus, the gap between the two parts of the sermon is skillfully closed, and they merge into one harmonious whole. " (Heller-Wilensky, EJ) Covers a little worn, tape label across spine, endpapers and edges tanned, hinges starting, pages bright, good condition. (HebLit-2-29) (ID #24389) $50.00. 

 


k-amr-1-3.jpg (156269 bytes) 40. • Chayet, B. L. OTSAR HA-RAYON VEHA-MAHASHAVAH: KOLEL RAYONOT VE-HOMER LI-DEROSH, LE-FARASHIYOT U-MOADE HA-SHANAH VE-KUNTRES BA-HALAKHAH. Nyu York: Ginzburg Linotaiping Ko, 1935. Cloth, 125 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. “Treasure of Jewish thought and ideas.” Inscription on inside cover from author to Rabbi Rubinowitz, with Rabbi Rubinowitz's bookplate. Wear on binding and cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-amr-1-3) (ID #22423) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-37-8.jpg (153656 bytes) 41. • Margolies, Sol. פנינים יקרים : כולל חדושי ... PENINIM YEKARIM: KOLEL HIDUSHE TORAH U-DERUSH LEFI RUAH HA-ZEMAN. New York: S. Margolies, 1926. Paperback, 47 pages, 8vo, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) ; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Wear to edges of cover and binding. Staining to cover. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-8) (ID #24597) $40.00. 

 


 

 

 


heblit-2-41.jpg (89532 bytes) 42. • Strauss, Samuel E. ספר גן שמואל : מאמרים על נושאים שונים על כל פרשה ופרשה עם פרפראות חריפות SEFER GAN SHEMUEL: MAAMARIM `AL NOSIM SHONIM AL KOL PARASHAH VE-PARASHAH `IM PARPRAOT HARIFOT. VOLUME 2. New York: Isaac Moinester, 1944. Cloth, 8vo. 158 pages. In Hebrew. Volume 2 only. English title: Lectures and interpretations upon Biblical and Talmudic subjects. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Jewish wit and humor; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Bumped corners, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-2-41) (ID #24401) $30.00. 

 

 


BIB-7-32.jpg (122969 bytes) 43. • Rabinowitz, Rabbi Samuel. אוצר הדרוש וההטפה: דרושים לימים נוראים ולחגים ומועדים OTSAR HA-DERUSH VEHA-HATAFAH: DERUSHIM LE-YAMIM NORIM ULE-HAGIM U-MOADIM. New York, Pardes Book Store And Publishing House, 1930. Hardcover, 8vo, 81 pages. In Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. "An Encyclopedia of Jewish Homiletics. Engaging and accessible sermons on the High Holidays." includes a sermon in English on the book of Jonah. SUBJECTS(S): High Holiday sermons. Sukkot sermons. Jewish sermons, Yiddish. Wear to spine and cover faded and discolored. Otherwise good condition. (BIB-7-32) (ID #23960) $30.00. 

 

 

 


CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM


christianheb.jpg (48255 bytes) 44. • Berlin, Charles; and Aaron L. Katchen, editors. CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM: THE STUDY OF JEWISH CULTURE BY CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN TIMES. PROCEEDINGS OF A COLLOQUIUM AND CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION ARRANGED BY THE JUDAICA DEPARTMENT OF THE HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY ON THE OCCASION OF HARVARD’S 350TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Cambridge, Harvard University Library, 1988. Paper Wrappers, Oblong 4to, 58 pages. Includes illustrations & facsimiles. 22 x 28 cm. Contents include: The Ambiguous bond, Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, by Krister Stendahl; The Medieval background of Christian Hebraism, by Marc E. Saperstein; Christian Hebraism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, by Aaron L. Katchen; etc. Exhibition catalogue arranged and prepared by Charles Berlin and Aaron L. Katchen; with text by Aaron L. Katchen. "Colloquium, May 5, 1986; Exhibition, May 1986". Subject: Hebrew language -- Study and teaching -- History. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Humanism. Hebraists, Christian. New Condition
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RAB-46-7.jpg (122693 bytes)45. • Smalley, Beryl. HEBREW SCHOLARSHIP AMONG THE CHRISTIANS IN XIIITH CENTURY ENGLAND: AS ILLUSTRATED BY SOME HEBREW-LATIN PSALTERS. London: Shapiro, Vallentine, 1939. Softcover, 8vo, 18 pages, facsims, 22 cm. Series: Lectiones in vetere Testamento et in rebus Judaicis; no. 6. SUBJECT (S): Psalters. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Covers not attached to binding. Chipping and browning to edges of covers. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-46-7) (ID #24738) $50.00. 

 

 

 


LANGUAGE & GRAMMAR


RAB-40-30.jpg (105705 bytes) 46. • Kimhi, David. עט סופר לרד״ק : נעתק מגליון תנ״ך ... באוצר הספרים בפאריז. ’ET SOFER LE-RADAK: NE’ETAK MI-GILYON TANAKH... BE-OTSAR HA-SEFARIM BE-FARIZ. Yerushalayim: Makor, 1864. Hardcover, 8vo, 31 leaves, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sefarim ha-yots’im la-or be-fa'am rishonah ‘a. Y. Hevrat Mekitse nirdamim. SUBJECT(S): Masorah. Hebrew language -- Orthography and spelling. Hebrew language -- Vocalization. Hebrew language -- Accents and accentuation. Kimhi (1160-1235) was a “grammarian and exegete of Narbonne, Provence. The son of Joseph Kimhi and brother and pupil of Moses Kimhi, David was a teacher in his native town and was active in public causes. He is known to have participated in the judgment of several contentious persons from Barcelona who dishonored the memory of Rashi. During the Maimonidean controversy of 1232, he undertook a journey to Toledo to gain the support of Judah Ibn Alfakhar for the Maimonideans. He was prevented from reaching his destination because of illness but his strong defense of Maimonides and the latter's followers together with Ibn Alfakhar's critique of Kimhi have been preserved in the correspondence between them” (Talmage in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear to covers and edges of covers. Tear on side of front blank page. Light wear to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-30). (ID #24670) $65.00. 

 


k-mx2-42.jpg (116590 bytes) 47. • Kimhi, David. William Chomsky, editor. DAVID KIMHI'S HEBREW GRAMMAR (MIKHLOL): SYSTEMATICALLY PRESENTED AND CRITICALLY ANNOTATED BY WILLIAM CHOMSKY. New York, Bloch Publishing Company, 1952. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, xxxiv,427 pages. 24 cm. The most important work by Noam Chomsky's father. Hebrew and English. (k-mx2-42) Very Good Condition Lacks Jacket. (ID #5187) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-40-24.jpg (80722 bytes) 48. • Mussafia, Benjamin and Judah Loeb Paradiesthal. זכר רב : מסודות הלשון ZEKHER RAV: MOSADOT HA-LASHON. Vilno: Fin, Rozenkrants, 1863. Hardcover, 12mo, x, 198 pages, 16 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Root. Mussafia (1606-1675) was a “rabbi, philologist, physician, and author. A descendant of Spanish Marranos, he was probably born in Spain; little is known of his early years. He received a broad philosophical education, and, apart from his great talmudic scholarship, had a sound knowledge of Latin, Greek, and Arabic. He lived in Hamburg where he distinguished himself as a physician and gained fame in the medical profession with the publication of his books on medicine. Consequently, he was invited to act as personal physician to King Christian IV of Denmark, to whom he dedicated the scientific work Mei ha-Yam. When the king died in 1648, Mussafia moved to Amsterdam where he became a member of the well-known bet ha-midrash "Keter Torah. " In his old age, he acted as one of the scholars of Amsterdam, and his signature was first on the eulogy and letter of recognition of Shabbetai Zevi, the false messiah, which was signed by Portuguese and bet hamidrash “Keter Torah” scholars. In consequence, Jacob Sasportas, a zealous fighter against the Shabbateans, attacked him in his Oholei Ya’akov. Mussafia’s most important work is Musaf he-Arukh, a supplement of linguistic entries to the Arukh of Nathan b. Jehiel of Rome, in which he also gave new explanations to Latin and Greek words in that work. In his research he based himself largely on Buxtorf’s lexicon. The book gave him a world reputation as a scholar, and it was published in more than 20 editions. Zekher Rav is his first published work; written in verse, it relates the marvels of the creation. His commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud has not been published. His scientific works, written under the Latin pseudonym, Dionysius, include Mei Zahav, on the healing properties of gold; and Mei ha-Yam, on the tidal flow” (Alfassi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Last 6 pages, top corner, slighty damaged. Notes on inner title page. Staining to front and back cover. Chipping and wear to cover edges and cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-24) (ID #24664) $100.00. 

 


mx-21-21.jpg (160143 bytes) 49. • Levias, Caspar. DIKDUK ARAMIT BAVLIT. [A GRAMMAR OF BABYLONIAN ARAMAIC]. New York: Alexander Kohut Memorial Fouindation, 1930. Cloth, 8vo. 394 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. English title: A grammar of Babylonian Aramaic. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language - grammar. SERIES: Sifre mosad le-zikhron Aleksander Kohut; Variation: Veröffentlichungen der Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation. "Born in Zagare, Lithuania, Levias [1860-1934] studied and was a fellow in the department of Oriental languages of Columbia University and in the department of Semitic languages of Johns Hopkins University. From 1895 to 1905 he was an instructor of Semitic languages at Hebrew Union College, and from 1910 to 1920 he served as principal of the Plaut Memorial Hebrew Free School in Newark, New Jersey. An ardent Zionist, he devoted much time to the propagation of modern Hebrew literature, and together with R. Brainin and I. Schapiro he edited and published the literary journal Ha-Deror. His main interest, however, was Semitic philology and grammar, about which he contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals. His chief works were the pioneer study A Grammar of the Aramaic Idiom Contained in the Babylonian Talmud, and a Hebrew book on the same subject, Dikduk Aramit Bavlit. Only two parts of his Ozar Hokhmat ha-Lashon, a study of Hebrew philology, were ever published, and a lexicon compiled by him of medical terms in Hebrew literature never appeared at all. " (EJ, 2007) Gilt titles. Front free end paper torn out, otherwise good+ condition. (MX-21-21) (ID #23900) $45.00. 

 


RAB-44-13.jpg (108243 bytes) 50. • Ben Ze’ev, Yehuda Leb. TALMUD LESHON IVRI KOLEL YESODOT DIKDUK HA-LASHON...THALMUD LESCHON IBRI. Vin (Vienna): Shmid, 1818. Hardcover, 8vo, 462 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECTS: Talmud. Edition: Nidpas revi’it be-ha-rabah tosafot ve-tikinim ve-be’urim ve-ha-rahavat ha-lashon mi-yad ha-mahber. Other Titles: Thalmud leschon ibri. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). Stained pages. Wear to cover and binding. Chipping to edges and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-13) (ID #24721) $200.00. 

 

 

 

 


LITURGY

 



RAB-35-6.jpg (114369 bytes) 51. • Ibn Ghiyyat, Isaac, Seligmann Baer Bamberger and Yitshak Yeranen. ספר שערי שמחה: הלכות רבינו יצחק בן רבי יהודה אבן גיאת הנקראים בשם מאה שערים: עם מקורות, ביאורים והערות יצחק ירנן SEFER SHAARE SIMHAH: HILKHOT RABENU YITSHAK BEN RABI YEHUDAH IBN GIYAT HA-NIKRAIM BE-SHEM MEAH SHEARIM: IM MEKOROT, BEURIM VE-HEAROT YITSHAK YERANEN (ONLY VOLUME 2). Furta, Germany. Simha Ha-Levi, 1861. Hardcover, 118 pages, 8vo, 29 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Jewish mourning customs -- Early works to 1800. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Shaare simhah; At head of title: Hilkhot ha-Rits Giyat. Bamberger (1807-1878) was a "rabbinical scholar and leader of German Orthodoxy. Born in the Bavarian village of Wiesenbronn, Bamberger studied at the yeshivah of Fuerth and in his native village. Bamberger opposed the proponents of Reform at a meeting of Jewish communities of Lower Franconia in 1834. In 1840 he was elected to succeed Bing, the district rabbi of Wuerzburg, in the face of fierce opposition from the Reformers. Bamberger continued the local yeshivah, founded an elementary school in 1855, and a teachers' training college in 1864. Despite his religious conservatism, Bamberger's position became the basis for modern Orthodox openness and acceptance of the surrounding non-Orthodox and secular Jewish community. The "Wuerzburger Rav, " as he was called, was one of the last great German-style talmudists, and his literary work was chiefly devoted to subjects of practical halakhah. Bamberger also wrote a commentary on Isaac ibn Ghayyat's halakhic compendium (Sha'arei Simah) and a treatise on the Al Tikrei formula in Talmud and Midrash. Together with A. Adler and M. Lehmann, Bamberger published a German translation of the Pentateuch on behalf of the Orthodox-Israelitische Bibelanstalt to counter L. Philippson's Bible translation, against which he had published a polemical pamphlet" (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Spertus, Univ of Leeds). Shalom Spiegel's copy with bookplate. Hinge repair. Wear to edges of cover. Some stained pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-6) (ID #24567) $75.00. 

 


RAB-34a-20.jpg (141443 bytes) 52. • Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal and Moses Nehemiah Kahanov. חיי אדם : על שלחן ערוך אורח חיים ... HAYE ADAM: AL SHULHAN ARUKH ORAH HAYIM... Vilna: Bi-Defus Sh. Y. Fin, A. Ts. Rozenkrants U-M. M. Shriftzettser, 1875. Hardcover, 408 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Customs and practices. Jewish law. Named Person: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Orah Hayim. Danzig (1748-1820) was "born in Danzig. He studied in Prague at the yeshivot of Joseph Liebermann and Ezekiel Landau. True to his family tradition, he refused to derive any material gain from his studies and earned his livelihood as a merchant. Although required at times to travel long distances to trade fairs in Germany, he continued to learn with great devotion. From 1794 to 1812 he served as dayyan in Vilna, in an honorary capacity; only in his old age, after losing his possessions, was he obliged to accept remuneration for his services. Danzig wrote a number of halakhic works, but his fame rests upon two publications: (1) Hayyei Adam ("Man's Life"), covering all the laws of the Shulchan Arukh dealing with daily conduct, based on the Ora’ ‘Ayyim sections, with an addendum called Nishmat Adam, in which he justified his decisions which were not in accordance with the accepted view; and (2) Hokhmat Adam ("Man's Wisdom"), covering all the laws of the Shulchn Arukh dealing with the dietary regulations, etc, contained in the Yoreh De'ah section, with an addendum called Binat Adam, which included discussions on various relevant halakhic subjects and response. Both works were initially intended for youthful students and for educated laymen not fully versed in rabbinic literature who, in attempting to determine Jewish law, found themselves unable to grapple with the intricacies of the Shulhan Arukh and with its maze of conflicting opinions. In these works, Danzig shows himself possessed of considerable pedagogical talent. He arranges the laws methodically, defines his terms lucidly and precisely, presents the various views and their sources, and renders his own decisions and his reasons for them - all in clear, simple language. The pleasant tenor of his writing, which is suffused with unquestioning faith and true piety, contributed largely toward the acceptance of his works. Hayyei Adam appeared in almost a hundred editions. Danzig's merits as a codifier were recognized also by renowned rabbis and codifiers, who gave due consideration to his decisions. His books include much of historical interest with regard to the daily life of Lithuanian Jewry in his generation. " (Schlesinger in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Notes on first page. Wear to binding and spine. Chipping to edges of cover, bumped corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-20) (ID #24557) $50.00. 

 


53. • Zunz, Leopold. DIE GOTTESDIENSTLICHEN VORTRÄGE DER JUDEN, HISTORISCH EN WICKELT. EIN BEITRAG ZUR ALTERTHUMSKUNDE UND BIBLISCHEN KRITIK, ZUR LITERATUR-UND RELIGIONSGESCHICHTE. Berlin: A. Asher, 1832. Cloth; 8vo. Xv, 481 pages. Deckled edges. First edition. In German. Bibliographical citations. "Verzeichnis der benutzten... Werke": [2] pages following page 481. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy. Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Leopold Zunz was the founder of the modern "science of Judaism; " this work was "destined to be the most important Jewish work published in the nineteenth century. In the preface, which was no less remarkable than the contents, the German authorities were arraigned for their refusal to grant the Jews the justice due them by right and for their reluctance to accord them liberty instead of special rights and privileges. The Jews were entitled to be citizens of Germany. Jewish science too ought no longer to be excluded from governmental patronage, but should have institutions provided for its development. In the synagogues the living word was once more to resound, for the sermon had always been an institution of Judaism. The book afforded the proof, and its purpose was to trace the historic growth of this synagogal institution. This preface was suppressed by the government and cut out from most copies of the first edition. The work itself was a masterly exposition of the gradual growth and evolution of homiletic literature, traced through the Midrash, the Haggadah, and the prayer-book. It was the first book to assign dates and to disclose the relative interdependence of the various documents. Besides showing that the sermon was thoroughly Jewish, the book demonstrated that Judaism had a science which could justly claim equality with the studies admitted to university standing. It proved, furthermore, that Judaism was a growing force, not a crystallized law. Scientific throughout, the book had a powerful influence in shaping the principles of Reform Judaism, especially as applied to the prayer-books. For all time to come the "Gottesdienstliche Vorträge" fixed the method which the literary exploration of Jewish literature must follow to a certain degree, even though the merely formal criterion of the mention of a literary document is urged too strongly as decisive in assigning to it its date and place. With this book Zunz rose at once to the pinnacle of recognized leadership. His discriminating insight, his power of combination, his sound scholarship, his classic reserve, and his dignity of presentation proclaimed him master. No second edition of the "Gottesdienstliche Vorträge" was prepared by the author, but it was reprinted after his death (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1892; comp. E. G. Hirsch, "Die Jubiläen Zweier Werke, " in "Der Zeitgeist, " 1882). " (JE) Previous owners' signatures on inside front cover and title page. Wear and damp stain to covers, spine chipped. Previous repair with black cloth tape on top section of spine. Binding tight. Text in very good condition. (GR-07A-8) (ID #24766) $350.00. 

 


SPAIN


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

 

 

 

 


RAB-46-20cover215.jpg (141721 bytes)RAB-46-20title page.jpg (66913 bytes) 55. • Kohn-Zedek, Josef. THE TENTS OF SHEM: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL OF JACOB BEN ISAAC, OF THE CITY OF MADRID, IN THE YEAR 5250 A.M., WHO WAS ACCUSED OF THE MURDER OF A CHRISTIAN CHILD. London: N. P. Valentine, 1883. Hardcover, 8vo, 16, 112 pages. In Hebrew. 1st edition. Long author inscription on front end paper. Sefer ohole Sem. Kohen-Zedek (1827–1903), was a “Hebrew poet, writer, and publicist. Kohen-Zedek, who was born in Lvov, studied rabbinics with Solomon Kluger in Brody and S. J. Nathanson in Lvov. He first engaged – unsuccessfully – in business and then turned to literature and journalism. He published a number of collections of his patriotic poetry in honor of the Austro-Hungarian emperor – from whom he received a gold medal for art and science in 1851 – and an anthology of contemporary poetry dedicated to Moses Montefiore, Neveh Kehillah. Kohen-Zedek edited a number of more or less short-lived Hebrew periodicals: Meged YeraIm, OAr khokhmah, Ha-Yehudi ha-NiI, and Or Torah. His weekly Ha-Mevasser, which included a literary supplement, Ha-Nesher, was the first Hebrew paper in Galicia; some of the best Hebrew writers and scholars contributed to it. He himself wrote in a lively and original meli’Ah style…. Of some scholarly importance are his Sefat Emet, a polemic against Michael Rodkinson; Ohole Shem: Tents of Shem, Being an Account of the Trial of Jacob and Isaac of the City of Madrid in the Year 5202, on blood libels; Divrei ha-Yamim le-Malkhei Arefat, an edition of Joseph ha-Kohen 's chronicle with Kohen-Zedek’s introduction; and Even Bohan, an annotated edition of Kalonymus b. Kalonymus’ satirical work. …He has been called "the last publicist of the Galician Haskalah"”(Kressel in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists three copies worldwide (Columbia, Hebrew U, Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin). Wear to binding. Front hinge repair. Slight chipping to edges and corners of cover. Ex-library with bookplate. Other wise good condition. (Rab-46-20). (ID #24750) $200.00. 

COMMUNITY HISTORIES


k-rab3-28.jpg (174309 bytes)k-rab3-28illustration.jpg (191134 bytes) 57. • (Austria) Eidelberg, Shlomo. JEWISH LIFE IN AUSTRIA IN THE XVTH CENTURY: AS REFLECTED IN THE LEGAL WRITINGS OF RABBI ISRAEL ISSERLEIN AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES. Philadelphia: Dropsie College, 1962. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo; 140 pages; Important work. Ex-library with bookplate, discard stamp, and residue form label on back cover. Hinge starting. Slight wear to spine. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-rab-3-28) (ID #21387) $60.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-39-10.jpg (118835 bytes) 58. • (Venice) Calimani, Riccardo. THE GHETTO OF VENICE, A HISTORY. New York: M. Evans, 1987. Half-cloth, 8vo, 313 pages. Translated from the Italian, original title: Storia del Ghetto di Venezia. “This well-documented history focuses on the political, financial, and cultural dynamics of the ghetto and also offers fascinating insights into Venetian and European history from the Renaissance until World War II” (excerpt from bookjacket) Detail from a 1500 map of Venice, portraying the Ghetto, printed on the endpapers. With a forward by Elie Wiesel. Black and white photographs of buildings, synagogues and the Jewish cemetery in the ghetto, and facsimiles of documents, proclamations, title pages, and a marriages contract. Like new in Very good jacket. (RAB-39-10) (ID #24638) $30.00. 

 

 


KARAISM


RAB-33-20.jpg (95541 bytes) 59. • Gitelsohn, Dr. S. DIE CIVIL-GESETZE DER KARÄER VON SAMUEL AL-MAGREBI. Louis Lamm, Berlin, 1904. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 27 + 42+1 page. Interesting work on the civil laws of the Karaites. Karaite Judaism or Karaism is a Jewish movement characterized by the sole reliance on the Tanakh as scripture and the rejection of the Mishnah and the Talmud. Text in German, English, Hebrew and Arabic. Light Wear. About Very Good Condition. (rab-33-20) (ID #24470) $135.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-33-22.jpg (79330 bytes) 60. • Marwick, Awrence. Ed. THE ARABIC COMMENTARY OF SALMON BEN YERUHAM THE KARAITE ON THE BOOK OF PSALMS CHAPTERS 42 -72. Philadelphia, The Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1956. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 121 pages. In Hebrew with English forward. Institutional bookplate and stamps on endpaper, Otherwise Very Good Condition. (rab-33-22) (ID #24472) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


ger-4-15.jpg (74357 bytes) 61. • Neubauer, Adolf. AUS DER PETERSBURGER BIBLIOTHEK. BEITRÄGE UND DOCUMENTE ZUR GESCHICHTE DES KARÄERTHUMS UND DER KARÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1866. Half cloth; 12mo. X, 150, [66] pages. In German and Hebrew. Series: Schriften (Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur). Includes: Sefer Apiryon `asah lo and Sefer Levush Malkhut, 66 pages at end. Includes bibliographical references. Neubauer was a Hungarian scholar, author, librarian, and bibliographer. He settled in England and became librarian at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, which he enriched by judicious purchases, particularly from the Cairo Genizah. He authored many books and contributed a stream of articles, notes, and book reviews to most of the learned Jewish (and many non-Jewish) periodicals of his time. (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Karaitic literature. Karaites. OCLC lists one copy worldwide of this edition (NY Public Library). Boards edgeworn. Rear flyleaf has 1-1/2" chip. Text in very good condition. (GER-4-15) (ID #16569) $100.00. 

 


bib-17-5.jpg (125238 bytes) 62. • Cahn, Zvi. THE RISE OF THE KARAITE SECT: NEW LIGHT ON THE HALAKAH AND ORIGIN OF THE KARAITES. New York, M. Tausner Publishing Co, 1937. 1st Edition (?). Cloth, 8vo, 128 pages. Slight wear to spine. Pages slightly sunned. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (BIB-17-5a) Ex-library with usual markings. Edgewear to boards, front hinge slightly shaken, but a good copy. (ID #24474) $45.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-33-19.jpg (129351 bytes) 63. • Bamberger & Wahrman. [CATALOG NR. 3] KARAITICA. Jerusalem, Bamberger & Wahrman. Stapled Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 8 pages. In Hebrew. Lists 91 items with prices. Bookseller's catalog. Basic photostatic reprint. Very Good Condition. (rab-33-19) (ID #24469) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-33-16.jpg (37849 bytes) 64. • (Egypt) Al-Qudsi, Mourad. JUST FOR THE RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF THE KARAITE JEWS OF EGYPT IN MODERN TIMES. Lyons, NY, The Author, 2002. Paperback, 8vo, 231 pages. Includes errata slip at rear. Al Qudsi was for many years the principal of Karaite school in Cairo, and was intimately involved in Karaite & community life. In 1987 al-qudsi published, The Karaite Jews of Egypt, 1882-1986, based heavily on his recollection of life in Cairo and meticulously documented by photos, facsimiles, and articles from the community's bi-weekly newspaper. But immediately following publication, colleagues showed him that much of what was in the book had appeared 2 years earlier in a book entitled, ha-Yahadut ha-Karait be-Mitsrayim ba-et ha-Kadashah (Karaite Jewry in Egypt in modern times)--often in verbatim translation--written by another Karaite scholar, Yosef ben Ovadyah Algamil, to whom al-Qudsi had shown an early manuscript version of his book.Al-Qudsi was furious, and asked for a decision against Algamil from the Karaite Beth Din in Israel. Their ruling was that each copy of Algamil's book must bear a sticker noting, in English &Hebrew, that "The Author was supported by written knowledge by Mr. El-Kodsi…" This book, Just for the Record…, is a retort to Algamil's book. We are fortunate enough to be acting as distributors. The book was issued in a small run of 400 copies, only 200 of which have been made available for sale. (rab-33-16) (ID #10440) $40.00. 

 


RAB-33-21.jpg (45195 bytes) 65. • Mahler, Raphael. KARAIMER: A YIDISHE GEULAH-BEVEGUNG IN MITLALTER. New York: Elias Schulman, 1947. Cloth, 8vo, 476 pages. In Yiddish. English title page reads: "Karaites: A Mediaeval Jewish Movement for Deliverance. " Light wear, Very Good Condition (rab-33-21) (ID #24471) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-33-23.jpg (112169 bytes) 66. • Qirqisani, Yaqub Ibn Ishaq, 10th Cent; Leon Nemoy. KITAB AL-ANWAR WAL-MARAQIB: CODE OF KARAITE LAW. VOLUME IV, COVERING THE 7TH-10TH DISCOURSES. New York, Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1942. Paper Wrappers, 4to, pages 789-1113 (i.e. 324 pages). The full series is 5 volumes, a total of 1284 + 81 pages, published serially 1939-1943. This volume, Vol IV, covers the Seventh Discourse (Calendar), the Eighth and Ninth Discourses (Holy Days), and the Tenth Discourse (Cleanliness), and stands on its own. SUBJECT(S): Karaite law. Arabic (i.e, Judeo-Arabic) text reproduced from manuscript copy. Includes indexes. "edited from the manuscripts in the State public library at Leningrad and the British Museum at London by Leon Nemoy." Wear to wrappers, Ex-library with usual markings. Good Condition. Quite scarce. (rab-33-23) (ID #24473) $200.00. 

 


RAB-46-22.jpg (59311 bytes) 67. • Trevisan Semi, Emanuela. LES CARAITES: UN AUTRE JUDAISME. Paris: Albin Michel, 1992. Softcover, 12mo, 152 pages, 18 cm. In French. Series: Présences du judaïsme. SUBJECT (S): Karaïtes. Karaieten. Karaïtes -- Histoire. Karaïtes -- Coutumes etpratiques. Sectes juives. Karaites. OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Rab-46-22). (ID #24752) $60.00. 

 

 

 

 


HASKALAH

 


heblit- 5-25x Dor  Chacham.jpg (64947 bytes)heblit- 5-25x Dor Tapuchot.jpg (88340 bytes) 68. • Bernfeld, Simon. דור חכם : מונוגרפיה ע״ד חכמי עמנו המצוינים במאה הי״ט ותקופתם DOR HAKHAM: MONOGRAFYAH `A.D. HOKHME `AMENU HA-METSUYANIM BA-MEAH HA-19 U-TEKUFATAM. Warsaw: Toshiyah, 1896. Cloth, 12mo. 90 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews - biography; Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. BOUND WITH: Bernfeld, Simon. דור תהפוחות: מונוגרפיה מימי ראשית השכלת היהודים בגרמניא בשנות המאה הי״ח DOR TAHAPUKHOT: MONOGRAFYOT MI-YEME RESHIT HASKALAT HA-YEHUDIM BE-GERMANYAH BI-SHENOT HA-MEAH HA-SHEMONEH-`ESREH. Warsaw: Tushiyah, 1897-1898. 128, 87 pages. In Hebrew. Complete, two volumes bound in one. SUBJECT(S): Jews -history - 1789-1945; Jew - Germany - history. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. "Bernfeld was born in Stanislav, Galicia, and was educated in Koenigsberg and Berlin. In 1886 he was appointed chief rabbi of the Sephardi community of Belgrade, Serbia; he remained there until 1894, when he returned to Berlin and devoted himself to scholarly pursuits. He continued his literary work until his death, despite blindness in his later years. Bernfeld wrote several monographs in Hebrew on Jewish history and philosophy, the earliest published when he was only 19." (Klausner, EJ) Tanned, good condition. (HebLit-5-25x) (ID #24531) $100.00. 

 



RAB-40-25.jpg (114149 bytes) 69. • Wessely, Naphtali Herz. שירי תפארת : חבור כולל ששה חלקים בשמונה עשר שירים, כלם מספרים תהלת ה׳ ועזוזו ונפלאותיו אשר עשה לאבותינו בהוציאם מארץ מצרים וקרבם אל הר סיני. SHIRE TIF’ERET. Lemberg, J. Schnayder, 1844. Hardcover, 8vo, 60, 84, 10, 90, 16, 108, 112, 120 pages, 6 parts in 1 volume, 19cm. In Hebrew. Vocalized text. Wessley (1725-1805) was a “Haskalah poet, linguist, and exegete. Wessely’s ancestors had fled Poland during the Chmielnicki pogroms and settled in Wesel on the Rhine, from where the family took its name. Born in Hamburg, Wessely spent his childhood in Copenhagen, where his father was a purveyor to the king of Denmark. He received his religious education at the yeshivah of Jonathan Eybeschuetz, who influenced him greatly, and read literature and scientific works in a number of European languages, Associated with the Feitel Bank, Wessely’s business affairs took him to Amsterdam and Berlin. In Berlin he met Moses Mendelssohn and contributed a commentary on Leviticus to the Biur. Wessely began his literary career with the Hebrew translation of the apocryphal work Wisdom of Solomon, to which he appended a brief commentary, later elaborated into a full-length exegesis, Ru’ah Hen. He pioneered in the revival of biblical Hebrew, and his translation, written in the vivid and lofty style of the Scriptures, prompted later Haskalah writers to translate apocryphal works into biblical Hebrew. The linguistic problems he encountered led to a number of philological works such as Gan Na’ul, a work on Hebrew synonyms and roots, and Yein Levanon, a commentary on the mishnaic tractate Avot, which also concentrates on linguistic aspects. While Wessely’s focus is often linguistic, his exegesis shows also wide knowledge and learning, and his commentaries were well received by orthodox scholarship. He is, however, mainly known as a poet – Shirei Tiferet is the major literary work of the German Haskalah – and as a pioneer in education and an advocate of the Enlightenment through his Divrei Shalom ve-Emet, a call in support of the Edict of Tolerance of Joseph II of Austria” (Barzilay in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (UCLA, Lib of Congress, JTS, Toronto, Brandeis). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear and chipping to cover edges and spine. Bumped corners. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-40-25) (ID #24665) $125.00. 

 


REFORM


RAB-43-5.jpg (99406 bytes) 70. • Fineshriber, William H, Jr. Levy, Felix Alexander; 1884-1963. Polish, David. ARE ZIONISM AND REFORM JUDAISM INCOMPATIBLE?: PAPERS READ AT CONVENTION OF THE CENTRAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN RABBIS, JUNE 24, 1943, NEW YORK, N.Y. 1943. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 54 pages. Three essays on the subject, by Fineshriber, who argues that the two are incompatible, and by Levy and Polish, who argue the other position. SUBJECT (S): Zionism and Judaism. Reform Judaism. Note(s): Includes bibliographical references. Small mark on back cover. Very good condition, (RAB-43-5) (ID #24758) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 


amr-20-42.jpg (101572 bytes) 70A. • ( Hebrew Union College) Karff, Samuel E. HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION AT ONE HUNDRED YEARS. Cincinnati, Ohio: Hebrew Union College Press, 1976. Cloth. 8vo. 501 pages. 16 pages of black and white photographs. First edition. Ex-library with usual marks, otherwise in Very Good condition in Good dustjacket. (amr-20-42). (ID #19064) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAB-42-6.jpg (149190 bytes)71. • Montefiore, C. G. 1858-1938. (Claude Goldsmid). IS THERE A MIDDLE WAY? London: Jewish Religious Union For The Advancement Of Liberal Judaism, 1920. Pamphlet, 15 pages. Series: Papers for Jewish people ; 23. An explanation of the positions of Liberal Judaism as compared with Orthodox and Traditional Judaism. Suggests a “Middle way” that would combine the best of both. Montefiore was one of the founders, in 1889 of the Jewish Quarterly Review. SUBJECT (S): Reform Judaism. OCLC lists only 7 copies worldwide. Cover tanned, stain and small crease to back cover. Text in very good condition. (RAB-42-6) (ID #24678) $50.00. 

 

 


KABBALAH


RAB-45-19.jpg (69724 bytes) 72. • Ehrenpreis, Marcus (Mordecai) (1869-1951). KABBALISTISCHE STUDIEN: 1. DIE ENTWICKELUNG DER EMANATIONSLEHRE IN DER KABBALA DES 13. JAHRHUNDERTS. Frankfurt Am Main: J. Kauffmann, 1895. Bound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo, IV, 48 pages. In German. Ehrenpreis was a "rabbi and author. Ehrenpreis, who was born in Lemberg where his father was a Hebrew printer, combined a traditional East European Jewish upbringing with a Western education, attending the hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin as well as German universities. He officiated as rabbi in Djakovo, Croatia, from 1896 to 1900, and later became chief rabbi of Sofia, Bulgaria, and from 1914 of Stockholm. As the chief rabbi of Sofia, Ehrenpreis labored to ameliorate the condition of minorities in the Balkans, and in 1913 went on a mission to several European capitals on behalf of King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. His contributions to the early Hebrew periodicals Ha-Maggid which first appeared in 1884 and in Ha-Shilo'ah among others make him one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew literature. At the request of Theodor Herzl he translated the invitation to the First Zionist Congress into Hebrew, personally setting the type. There, and at later Zionist congresses, Ehrenpreis acted as a consultant on cultural matters...He published many translations of modern Hebrew literature into Swedish; and his own essays "De som byggt Israel" ("The Builders of Israel, " 3 vols, 1929-43) ; "Landet mellam öster och vaster" ("The Country Between East and West, " the journey of a Jew to Spain, 1927) ; Österlandets Själ (1926; The Soul of the East, 1928), impressions of a journey to the Middle East; and his autobiography, Mitt liv mellam öster och väster ("My Life Between East and West, " 1946). His books were translated into several European languages and his autobiography (1953) into Hebrew. He founded the Jewish-Swedish journal Judisk Tidskrift (1928), and edited a Jewish encyclopedia in Swedish. Although first a political Zionist, he became an advocate of spiritual nationalism, believing that dispersal and assimilation were the true way of life for the Jewish people, enabling them to fulfill their spiritual mission among the nations. " (Elkoshi and Valentin, EJ, 2007) OCLC lists 2 copies worlwide (Danish Nat. Library, Royal Library of Denmark) pages stained. Worn, but good condition. (RAB-45-19) (ID #24707) $50.00. 

 



RAB-44-4.jpg (268781 bytes)RAB-44-4title page.jpg (101248 bytes) 73. • Muller, Ernst. DER SOHAR UND SEINE LEHRE: EINLEITUNG IN DIE GEDANKENWELT DER KABBALAH. Wien; Berlin: R. Lowit, 1920. Hardcover, 8vo, 79, 4 pages, 23 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Cabala. Zohar -- Introductions. Hinge repair. Wear to cover binding. Very good condition. (Rab-44-4) (ID #24712) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 



RAB-44-18.jpg (184881 bytes) 74. • Tishby, Isaiah. משנת הזוהר: גופי מאמרי הזוהר מסודרים לפי הענײנים ומתורגמים עברית MISHNAT HA-ZOHAR: GUFE MAMRE HA-ZOHAR ME-SUDARIM LE-FI HA-INYANIM U METURGAMIM IVRIT BI-YEDE (ONLY VOLUME 2). Yerushalayim: Mosad Bialik, 1961. Hardcover, 8vo, 775 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Title on verso of title page: The wisdom of the Zohar, texts from the Book of Splendour. Other Titles: Zohar. Hebrew. Selections. Tishby (1908–1992), was a “scholar of Kabbalah, Shabbateanism, ethical Hebrew literature, and Hasidism. Born as Sandor Schwartz in Sanislo, Hungary, Tishby received a traditional rabbinic education but soon became interested in secular literature and scholarly work. He wrote stories, articles, and poems in Hungarian, publishing a collection of Hungarian poems. He settled in Palestine in 1933 and studied at the Hebrew University, joining its department of Hebrew literature in 1951. His main works include Zohar anthologies; Pirkei Zohar; Torat ha-Ra ve-ha-Kelippah be-Kabbalat ha-Ari; Azriel of Gerona’s exegetical Perush ha-Aggadot; and a critical edition – begun by A. Z. Schwarz – of Jacob Sasportas’ anti-Shabbatean tract ‘Izat Novel Zevi. A collection of his studies in the fields of Kabbalah and Shabbateanism was published in 1964 as Netivei Emunah u-Minut. In 1970 Tishby published Perakim mi-Sifrei Musar Kabballiyyim, an anthology of ethical works, with prefaces and commentary, covering from Saadiah to Maimonides. Tishby wrote the article on Hasidic thought in the Encyclopedia Hebraica, which was also published as a separate book – Torat ha-Hasidut ve-Sifrutah. Other studies of his deal with the messianic element in Hasidism, kabbalistic messianism in 16th-century Italy, and the messianic theology of M. H. Luzzatto and his circle. In 1979 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish studies” (Dan in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists five copies worldwide. Chipping to outer cover corners and edges. Very good condition. (Rab-44-18) (ID #24726) $35.00. 

 



heblit-3-15.jpg (106544 bytes) 75. • Tishby, Isaiah. פרקי זוהר: מבחר מאמרי הזוהר מתורגמים עברית בצירוף ביאורים ומבואות PIRKE ZOHAR: MIVHAR MAAMARE HA-ZOHAR METURGAMIM `IVRIT BE-TSERUF BEURIM U-MEVOOT. Jerusalem: Byalik, 1969. Paper wrappers, 12mo. 286 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. SERIES: Sifriyat Dorot ; 16-17. Tishby (1908-1992) was a "scholar of Kabbalah, Shabbateanism, ethical Hebrew literature, and Hasidism. Born as Sandor Schwartz in Sanislo, Hungary, Tishby received a traditional rabbinic education but soon became interested in secular literature and scholarly work. He wrote stories, articles, and poems in Hungarian, publishing a collection of Hungarian poems. He settled in Palestine in 1933 and studied at the Hebrew University, joining its department of Hebrew literature in 1951 (professor from 1955). He wrote the article on hasidic thought in the Encyclopaedia Hebraica, which was also published as a separate book-Torat ha-Hasidut ve-Sifrutah (1966). Other studies of his deal with the messianic element in Hasidism, kabbalistic messianism in 16th-century Italy, and the messianic theology of M. H. Luzzatto and his circle. In 1979 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies. " (Dan, EJ) Highlighting in first chapter, otherwise good condition. (HebLit-3-15) (ID #24490) $40.00. 

 


RAB-44-3.jpg (162900 bytes) 76. • Wiener, M. DIE LYRIK DER KABBALAH; EINE ANTHOLOGIE. Wien, R. Lowit Verlag, 1920. Hardcover, 8vo, 188 pages, 23 cm. In German. Series: His Die geistliche Lyrik der Juden; Variation: Wiener, M. ; (Meir), 1893-1941. Geistliche Lyrik der Juden. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. Jewish religious poetry. Weiner (1893–1941) was a “poet, novelist, and literary critic. Born in Cracow, Wiener received a traditional and secular education and was influenced by his tutor, Ben-Zion Rappaport…. Until his departure for the Soviet Union he wrote mostly in German, including Messias, a collection of mystical meditative elegies; Die Lyrik der Kabbalah, a selection of Hebrew religious poetry in free translation with introductory notes…. He attempted to define Jewish identity and destiny while vacillating between spiritual Zionism and Martin Buber 's teaching on the one hand, and social political radicalism and expressionistic trends in art and literature on the other. He probed deeply into traditional Hebrew poetry and Jewish mysticism and their human and religious significance for modern people in general, and the Jews in particular. His personal and ideological disappointments, lack of a sense of mission, and absence of a place in the intellectual life in Western and Central Europe, as well as his contacts with leftist circles in Berlin and Vienna, including Soviet Yiddish authors Leyb Kvitko and Der Nister, caused him to immigrate to the Soviet Union, where he concentrated his energy and talents on Yiddish literature. His main work there was devoted to the research and publications of the Jewish scientific institutes in Kharkov, Kiev, and Moscow in the 1920s and 1930s, where he also played an important role as counselor, editor, and teacher. He headed the Department of Yiddish Language and Literature at Moscow State Pedagogical Institute and directed and participated in the editing of Yiddish literature ranging from folk-song collections and the anonymous comedy Di Genarte Velt, to the writings of Solomon Ettinger, Israel Axenfeld, Sholem Yankev Abramovitsh, and Sholem Aleichem. His editions have served as models ever since; his prefaces to these editions were collected along with additional articles and published in his book Tsu der Geshikhte fun der Yidisher Lite ratur in Nayntsentn Yorhundert…. Despite his declared allegiance to Marxist criticism, he had to defend himself in 1932 against critics who accused him of ‘dangerous deviationism. ’” (Shmeruk and Krutikov in EJ, 2007). Tear to cover binding. Light wear to edges and corners. Light wear to binding. Very good condition. (Rab-44-3) (ID #24711) $45.00. 

 


HASIDUT


heblit- 5-31.jpg (109029 bytes) 77. • מעשיות ושיחות צדיקים : ... וגם הוספתי לזה סגולות ורפואות בדוקות מצדיקי קדושי עליו MA`ASIYOT VE-SIHOT TSADIKIM:... VE-GAM HOSAFTI LA-ZEH SEGULOT U-REFUOT BEDUKOT MI-TSADIKE KEDOSHE `ELYON. Warsaw: Faivel Munk, 1898. Cloth, 8vo. 82 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism; Hasidim - legends. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA). Ex library. Pages tanned, covers and papers have water stains, good- condition. (HebLit-5-31) Scarce (ID #24537) $135.00. 

 

 


RAB-38-3.jpg (114555 bytes) 78. • Revel, Hirschel. שמחה על פי דרך החסידות : (פרק מספר: עיקרי החסידות). SIMHAH ‘AL PI DEREKH HA-HASIDUT: (PEREK MI-SEFER: ‘IKARE HA-HASIDUT). New York, 1952. Softcover, 8vo, 39 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism -- Philosophy. Cover title. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Hebrew Union). Light staining to front cover. Wear to edges and spine. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-38-3) (ID #24612) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


heblit-2-38.jpg (113035 bytes) 79. • Taub, Israel. ספר דברי ישראל SEFER DIVRE YISRAEL. New York: Taub, 1930. Cloth, 8vo. 128 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism - sermons; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Gilt titles. Very good condition. (HebLit-2-38) (ID #24398) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-43-6.jpg (243276 bytes) 80. • Abraham, Eugene. ספר בית אולפנא : חלק ב. זכור לאברהם SEFER BET ULFANA HELEK SHENI: ZEKHOR LE-AVRAHAM (VOLUME TWO OF FIVE). Brooklyn, 1961. Hardcover, 8vo, In Hebrew. ‘This book comprises a collection of short sayings and scriptural interpretations of our great chassidic predecessors, …applied to the liturgical prayers and poems, used during Slichot, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkoth, many of these developed into complete sermons” ( From English title page) SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Includes indexes. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (RAB-43-6) (ID #24759) $30.00. 

 

 


rab-4-6374.jpg (107177 bytes) 81. • Jacobs, Louis. HASIDIC PRAYER. New York: Schocken, 1973. Cloth, 12mo. Ix, 195 pages. First edition, second printing. Series: The Littman library of Jewish civilization. Includes bibliography pages 183-86, notes, and index. SUBJECT (S): Prayer -- Judaism. Hasidism. First English-language study of the methods of prayer of the Hasidic community which was founded by the Bal Shem Tov in Central Europe in the eighteenth century. Jacobs was lecturer in Talmud at Leo Baeck College, London. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-4-6) (ID #18192) $24.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


BIBLE


heblit-2-28.jpg (115985 bytes) 82. • Elijah, Abraham Ben, Of Vilna; Shelomoh Zalman. ספר תרגם אברהם : על תרגום אונקלוס מחמשה חומשי תורה SEFER TIRGEM AVRAHAM: `AL TARGUM ONKELOS MI-HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH. Jerusalem: Shemuel Ha-Levi Tsukerman, 1896. Cloth, 8vo. 50 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Onkelos - commentaries. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA). "Abraham ben Elijah of Vilna (1750-1808) [was a] talmudic and midrashic scholar. [He] received most of his education from his father Elijah b. Solomon Zalman, "the Vilna Gaon. " He acquired complete command of rabbinic literature and much general knowledge. He had a strikingly critical approach to history and literature. Even before Zunz, Abraham investigated the nature and development of the Midrashim and had written a valuable introduction to his edition of Midrash Aggadat Bereshit. His work Rav Pe'alim, an alphabetical index of all the midrashic works known to him, contains critical observations on 130 Midrashim. Abraham wrote a universal geography, Gevulot Erez. He composed commentaries on several tractates of the Talmud and on Midrash Rabbah, glosses and notes to the Jerusalem Talmud, a book on weights and measures in the Talmud, another on place-names mentioned in Talmud and Midrash, and several other works, some unpublished. Abraham was active in communal affairs and was one of the parnasim of the Vilna Jewish community. Together with his brother, Judah Loeb, he published several of his father's works, and incorporated in them explanatory material from his father's oral teaching. " (Assaf, EJ) Ex library. Pages tanned and fragile, good condition. (HebLit-2-28) (ID #24388) $75.00. 

 



RAB-33-14.jpg (110224 bytes) 83. • Menachem Ben Salomo, and Salomon Buber. MIDRASH SEKHEL TOV: AL SEFER BE-RESHIT U-SHEMOT. Berlin: Bi-Defus Ts. H. B. R. Y. Ittskovski, 1900. Hardcover, 336, 344 pages, 4to, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Menachem Ben Salomo was a 12th Century Bible scholar. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Title on added title page: Sechel tob. "Yotse atah paam rishonah le-or olam a. Pi shene kitve yad yehidim ba-olam, me-otsar ha-sefarim be-Oksford kovets 165 ve-kovets 166." Other titles: Sechel Tob; Sekhel tov. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Ex-library with usual markings. Browning pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-14). (ID #24168) $60.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-45-9.jpg (62890 bytes) 84. • Bloch, J. S. 1850-1923. (Josef Samuel). STUDIEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DER SAMMLUNG DER ALTHEBRÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Wien, D. Löwry, 1882. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo, 160 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. German language. Bible O. T. -- canon. Bloch was a "rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. He acquired distinction for his defense of Judaism against the blood libel and was praised by Adolf Jellinek as the "Hercules of the antisemitic Augean stables. " Son of a poor baker in Dukla (east Galicia), Bloch attended yeshivot at Lemberg and Eisenstadt and then the universities of Munich and Zurich. After officiating in provincial communities, he became rabbi of the Vienna suburb of Floridsdorf and a teacher at Jellinek's bet ha-midrash. During the Tisza-Eszlár blood libel trial in 1883, when August Rohling undertook to attest on oath that Jews practiced ritual murder, Bloch attacked him in the press. He challenged Rohling's competence as a scholar, accused him of lying, and offered him 3, 000 florins for translating a random page of the Talmud. Rohling was forced to sue Bloch for libel, but after two years' investigations withdrew his action 13 days before the trial was due to open...Bloch was elected in 1884, 1885, and 1891 to the Austrian Parliament from a preponderantly Jewish constituency of Galicia, and was the first parliamentarian to make Jewish affairs his main political concern, regarding himself as an interpreter and defender of Jewish thought to the non-Jewish public...Bloch saw the struggle for Jewish rights as part of the fight for the principle of equality for all nationalities in the empire, which the monarchy would have to recognize in order to exist...For his work in the Jewish cause Bloch was warmly received on visits to the United States in 1912, and again in 1920. During World War I he raised funds on behalf of the Austrian government in neutral countries. He published a compendium of apologetics, Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israeland the Nations, 1927), based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial, and his memoirs Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (1922; My Reminiscences, 1927). He also wrote prolifically on Jewish lore. " (Lamed, EJ, 2007) OCLC lists just 4 copies worldwide. Pages dark but clean and intact. Good + condition. (RAB-45-9) (ID #24697) $100.00. 

 


RAB-45-2.jpg (72747 bytes) 85. • Bloch, J. S. 1850-1923. (Josef Samuel). URSPRUNG UND ENTSTEHUNGSZEIT DES BUCHES KOHELET. NEUE UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZU EINER ALTEN FRAGE. [Bamberg] Bamberger Handelsdruckerei, 1872. Hardcover, 12mo, 152 pages. In German. First Edition. Title in English: Origin and formation of Ecclesiastes. New studies on an old question. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bloch was a "rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. He acquired distinction for his defenseof Judaism against the blood libel and was praised by Adolf Jellinek as the "Hercules of the antisemitic Augean stables. " Son of a poor baker in Dukla (east Galicia), Bloch attended yeshivot at Lemberg and Eisenstadt and then the universities of Munich and Zurich. After officiating in provincial communities, he became rabbi of the Vienna suburb of Floridsdorf and a teacher at Jellinek's bet ha-midrash. During the Tisza-Eszlár blood libel trial in 1883, when August Rohling undertook to attest on oath that Jews practiced ritual murder, Bloch attacked him in the press. He challenged Rohling's competence as a scholar, accused him of lying, and offered him 3, 000 florins for translating a random page of the Talmud. Rohling was forced to sue Bloch for libel, but after two years' investigations withdrew his action 13 days before the trial was due to open. Bloch was elected in 1884, 1885, and 1891 to the Austrian Parliament from a preponderantly Jewish constituency of Galicia, and was the first parliamentarian to make Jewish affairs his main political concern, regarding himself as an interpreter and defender of Jewish thought to the non-Jewish public. In 1884 he founded a weekly, Dr. Blochs Oesterreichische Wochenschrift, for combating antisemitism, which existed until after World War I, and also established the Oesterreichisch-Israelitische Union (from 1921: Union deutsch-oesterreichischer Juden)...For his work in the Jewish cause Bloch was warmly received on visits to the United States in 1912, and again in 1920. During World War I he raised funds on behalf of the Austrian government in neutral countries. He published a compendium of apologetics, Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israeland the Nations, 1927), based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial, and his memoirs Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (1922; My Reminiscences, 1927). He also wrote prolifically on Jewish lore. " (Lamed, EJ, 2007) Spine chipped. Endpapers tanned and chipped. Very good condition. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. (RAB-45-2) (ID #24690) $100.00. 

 


GER-2-14RBspine.jpg (196714 bytes)ger-2-14rb.jpg (101371 bytes) 86. • Geiger, Abraham. URSCHRIFT UND UEBERSETZUNGEN DER BIBEL IN IHRER ABHÄNGIGKEIT VON DER INNERN ENTWICKELUNG DES JUDENTHUMS. Breslau: Julius Hanauer, 1857. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 500 pages. First edition. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Abraham Geiger "was a rabbi, son of an old-established family in Frankfort, one of the leaders of the Reform movement in Judaism, and an outstanding scholar of Wissenschaft des Judentums...Geiger's principal work was Urschrift und Uebersetzungen der Bibel..., in which he correlates the history of the biblical translations with the history of the sects in Israel (particularly the Pharisees and Sadducees). He also supplemented the work with comments, written in a fine rabbinic Hebrew (Ozar Nehmad, 3 (1860), 1-15, 116-21). " (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Bible. O. T. -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, Textual. First edition of the principal work of one of the great leaders of the German reform movement. Ex-library with minimal markings. Attractive modern binding. Damp stain at top edge of first few leaves. Pages heavily foxed. Very Good Condition. (GER-2-14RB) (ID #16500) $200.00. 

 


RAB-37-7.jpg (369275 bytes) 87. • Jacob Ben Asher. פירוש על התורה :‏ ‏פירוש חדש נפלא ... PERUSH ‘AL HA-TORAH. Hanover, Gedruckt In Der Koniglichen Hofbuchdruckerei Bei E. A. Telgener, 1838. Hardcover, 91 leaves, 4to, 27 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Edition: Nidpas shenit be-hagahah meduyeket A. Y. Meir Emek Shoshan ha-mekhuneh Rozenthal. Jacob Ben Asher (1269-1340) was a "halakhic authority. Jacob was the son of Asher b. Jehiel, under whom he studied. In 1303 he accompanied his father from Germany to Toledo, where he lived in great poverty, shunning rabbinical office and devoting all his time to study. In his learning, he avoided verbosity and casuistry. Typical of his style is his first halakhic work, Sefer ha-Remazim, in which he gave the halakhic rulings deduced from his father's work, Ha-Asheri. Jacob's enduring fame rests upon his major work, the Arba'ah Turim, as a result of which he is commonly referred to as "the Ba'al ha-Turim." Perceiving that "reasoning had become faulty, controversy had increased, opinions had multiplied, so that there is no halakhic ruling which is free from differences of opinion," he decided to compile a work to embrace all halakhot and customs incumbent upon the individual and the community. The work is divided into four sections; Part I, Orah Hayyim, deals with blessings, prayers, the Sabbath, festivals, and fasts; Part II, Yoreh De'ah, commencing with Issur ve-Hetter, the laws of Kashrut, such as shehitah and terefot, and ending with usury, idolatry, and mourning; Part III, Even ha-Ezer, laws affecting women, particularly marriage, divorce, halizah, and ketubbah; Part IV, Hoshen Mishpat, civil law and personal relations. Jacob neither served in any rabbinical post nor received any remuneration from the community but was involved in communal activities. He appended his signature to a sentence of death upon an informer. His ethical will to his children (first published Pressburg, 1885) reflects his high spiritual and cultural level. A late tradition, mentioned by H.J.D. Azulai, relates that Jacob set out for Erez Israel but died on the journey" (Kupfer and Derovan in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with bookplate. Stained pages. Wear to binding and spine. Chipped edges. Bumped corners and wear to edges of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-37-7) (ID #24596) $195.00. 

 


BRIT MILAH


mx-21-4.jpg (82113 bytes) 88. • Holdheim, Samuel. UEBER DIE BESCHNEIDUNG ZUNÄCHT IN RELIGIÖS-DOGMATISCHER BEZIEHUNG. Schwerin: Kurschner, 1844. Cloth, 8vo. 88 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Circumcision. OCLC lists 11 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. (Levinger, EJ) Boards worn, pages foxed, good condition. (MX-21-4) (ID #23883) $200.00. 

 

 

 

 


CALENDAR



RAB-43-2.jpg (216783 bytes) 89. • Simon, Jonas. WILL WE LET THEM BLAST THE BIBLE? THE ROMANCE AND THE FALLACY OF THE WORLD CALENDAR. New York: Dr. Jonas Simon, 1949. Paper wrappers, tall 8vo, 42 pages. Discusses attempts by “calendar reformers”, such as George Eastman, to alter the current secular calendar, making it into 13 months of 28 days, and eliminating traditional Sabbath days, and creating new artificial ones. Simon, a religious Jew, publicly opposed this “calendar bill”, along with other religious groups and others, including Representative Sol Bloom of New York. Includes facsimiles of letters, and newspaper articles, as well as a photo of Dr. Simon and Bloom. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide (NYPL, Cleveland Public Library, and Nat. Lib. Of Israel) Cover tanned, very good condition. (RAB-43-2) (ID #24755) $50.00. 

 

 

SAADIA


RAB-49-4a.jpg (65426 bytes)RAB-49-4c.jpg (83284 bytes)RAB-49-4b.jpg (95805 bytes) 90. • Farabi. Dieterici, Friedrich Heinrich,; 1821-1903. ALFARABI'S PHILOSOPHISCHE ABHANDLUNGEN. Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1892. 3/4 leather, large 8vo., xlvii, 223 pages. 24 cm. In German. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Arab. Islamitische filosofie. Metaphysica (Aristoteles) Verstand. Astrologie.BOUND WITH: Farabi. Dieterici, Friedrich Heinrich. ALFARABI'S ABHANDLUNG :DER MUSTERSTAAT. Leiden : E.J. Brill, 1895. xv, 85 pages. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Utopias. Islamic philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Bound with: Saadia ben Joseph, 882-942. Derenbourg, Joseph, 1811-1895 ed; Derenbourg, Hartwig, 1844-1908 ed; Lambert, Mayer, 1863-1930 ed; אלתפאסיר ואלכתב ואלרסאיל OEUVRES COMPLÈTES DE R. SAADIA BEN IOSEF AL-FAYYOUMI, PUBLIÉES SOUS LA DIRECTION DE J. DERENBOURG. Paris, E. Leroux, 1893-1899. In Hebrew and French. v. 1. Version arabe du Pentateuque. Much wear to cover and binding. Wear and flaking to leather, previous spine repair with black cloth tape. Hinge repaired. Staining to title page and first couple pages. Text clean. Good – to Fair condition. (RAB-49-4) $125.00

 



rab-31-1.jpg (194585 bytes) 91. • Mubashshir Ben Nisi, Ha-Levi, 10th Cent; Zucker, Moshe. KITAB ISTIDRAKH ALSAHU ALMOGUD FI KUTUB RAS ALMATIBAH ALFAYUMI. New York, The Author, 1955. Cloth, 8vo, 129 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew Long inscription by the author. SUBJECT (S): Saadia ben Joseph, 882-942. Foreword and preface in English; introduction in Hebrew. Text in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. Title on added title page: "A critique against the writings of R. Saadya Gaon. " Saadiah (Ben Joseph) Gaon (882-942), was the "greatest scholar and author of the geonic period and important leader of Babylonian Jewry. Saadiah was born in Pithom (Abu Suweir), in the Faiyum district in Egypt. Little is known about his family except that his opponents slandered his father because he was not a scholar and earned his living from manual labor. Perhaps there is some truth to his opponents' claim that his father was banished from Egypt and died in Jaffa, but no reason for this expulsion is given. It is noteworthy that Sherira Gaon refers to Saadiah's father with respect (Iggeret Rav Sherira Ga'on, ed. By B. M. Lewin (1921), 112). The information given on the members of his family, apart from his wife and children, is mere speculation. While there is no doubt that in his youth he already displayed outstanding talents both as an author and in communal activity, there is scant information about his teachers, whether in Jewish studies or in Greco-Arabic philosophy" (EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Spine repaired, Bit of bubbling and wear to covers, internally good, and solid About Good Condition. (rab-31-1) (ID #23862) $50.00. 

 


RAB-46-21.jpg (68300 bytes) 92. • Sandler, Newmann. DAS PROBLEM DER PROPHETIE IN DER JUDISCHEN RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHIE VON SAADIA BIS MAIMUNI. Breslau, Druck Von T. Schatsky, 1891. Softcover, 12mo, 88 pages. In German. 1st edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish philosophy. Prophecies. Presented as inaugural dissertation, Leipzig. Vita. Also issued online. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Chipping to binding. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-46-21) (ID #24751) $100.00. 

 

 

 

 


NACHMANIDES

 


BIBLE-3-5.jpg (95200 bytes) 93. • Chavel, Charles B; Nahmanides. COMMENTARY ON THE TORAH: GENESIS. New York: Shilo Publishing House, 1971. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 621 pages. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. Dust jacket has three 1-2 inch long tears on the front and several small tears on the back along the top edge. Chavel (1906-1982), a Polish immigrant, "was one of the most productive American writers in rabbinical literature. " After bring ordained in Chicago at the Hebrew Theological College, he was a rabbi in Louisville and Edgemere, Long Island. He published early commentaries on the Bible and Talmud and more than half a dozen books on Nahmanides, the 13th century Spanish rabbi. (Hurvitz, EJ) Ex library, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-4/5) (ID #24183/4) $30.00. 

 

 


Bible-3-3.jpg (91232 bytes) 95. • Chavel, Charles B. ; Nahmanides. WRITINGS AND DISCOURSES. New York: Shilo Publishing House, 1978. Cloth, 8vo. Viii, 747 pages. Complete in two volumes. SUBJECT (S): Judaism - works to 1900. CONTENTS: v. 1. Four discourses: A wedding. The law of the Eternal is perfect. The words of Koheleth. Rosh Hashanah. --v. 2. Letter to the French rabbis. The gate of reward. The book of redemption. The disputation at Barcelona. Prayer at the ruins of Jerusalem. Chavel (1906-1982), a Polish immigrant, "was one of the most productive American writers in rabbinical literature. " After bring ordained in Chicago at the Hebrew Theological College, he was a rabbi in Louisville and Edgemere, Long Island. He published early commentaries on the Bible and Talmud and more than half a dozen books on Nahmanides, the 13th century Spanish rabbi. (Hurvitz, EJ) Ex library, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-3) (ID #24182) $125.00. 

 


RAMBAM


RAB-52-4.jpg (36926 bytes) 96. • Grossmann, Louis, 1863-1926. MAIMONIDES. New York and London: Putnam, 1890.Bound in modern paper wrappers, 16mo., 38 pages. First Edition. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. On cover: “a paper read before the Philosophical society of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., January 19, 1890” Very good condition. (RAB-52-4) $100.00.

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-42-1.jpg (257917 bytes) 97. • Havatselet, Meir. הרמב״ם והגאונים HA-RAMBAM VEHA-GEONIM. Yerushalayim ; Nyu York: Sura, 1967. Hardcover, 8vo, 222 pages. In Hebrew, with introduction in English and Hebrew. English title: Maimonides and the Geonites. Series: Sifriyat Maydenboim-Levit ; SUBJECT(S): Geonim. Geonic literature -- History and criticism. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Note(s): Includes bibliographical references and index. Very good condition. (RAB-42-1) (ID #24673) $100.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-43-10.jpg (108548 bytes) 98. • Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Averroes; 1126-1198. ; Kitab Al-Kulliyat. ; Ibn Tibon, Mosheh; 13th Cent. Muntner, Sussmann; 1897-1973. הנהגת הבריאות :‏ ‏בתרגומו של משה אבן־תבון HANHAGAT HA-BERIUT: BE-TARGUMO SHEL MOSHEH IBN-TIBON. Yerushalayim: Mosad ha-Rav Kuk, 1957. Half cloth, large 8vo. 254, xviii pages. In Hebrew. Preface and introduction. In English. Title in English: Regimen Sanitatis: Letter on the Hygiene of the Body and of the Soul. “Supplemented by the First Hebrew Edition of Regimen Sanitatis by Averroes (Ibn Rushd) Series: Ketavim refuiyim; kerekh 1; Translator Moses ibn Tibbon came from a “ family of translators, philosophers, and exegetes, based in southern France…(Moses) resided in Montpellier, but spent some years in Naples with his brother-in-law Jacob Anatoli. He was the most prolific translator in the family; he produced translations of philosophical as well as technical scientific treatises. The authors he rendered into Hebrew, from Graeco-Arabic, Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic, include the following: Euclid, Geminus, Theodosius, Themistius, Maimonides, Hunayn b. Ishaq, Abu Bakr al-Razi, Ibn al-Haytham, al-Hassar, Ibn al-Jazzar, Al-Farabi, Avicenna, Ibn al-Sid al-Batalyawsi, Averroes, Jabir Ibn Aflah, and al-Bitruji. Like his father, Moses also wrote original works of philosophy and exegesis… It is hard to overestimate the influence of the Ibn Tibbon family. With their translations, they created a philosophical library in Hebrew and coined a technical terminology that would be used by translators and original authors throughout the middle ages. Their original works were important as well. This is especially the case with Samuel, Moses, and Jacob Anatoli, who laid the foundations for a Maimonidean tradition of philosophy and exegesis in Europe. ” (Robinson & Melammed, EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S): Hygiene -- Early works to 1800. Medicine, Arab. Ex-library with usual markings. Damp stain and buckling to covers. Text in very good condition. (RAB-43-10) (ID #24762) $100.00. 

 


RAB-49-3.jpg (90185 bytes) 99. • Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Efros, Israel; 1891-1981. Ibn Tibon, Mosheh; 13th cent. Ahitub ben Isaac; 13th cent. Jerónimo; de Santa Fe; d. ca. 1419. מלות ההגיון להרמב״ם : במקורו הערבי ובתרגומי אבן תבון אחיטוב וביבש MILLOTH HA-HIGGAYON: MAIMONIDES' TREATISE ON LOGIC (MAKALAH FI-SINAAT AL-MANTIK): THE ORIGINAL ARABIC AND THREE HEBREW TRANSLATIONS. New York : American Academy for Jewish Research, 1938. Original paper wrappers, 8vo., 65, [126] pages. Includes facsimiles. In English, Hebrew and Arabic. SUBJECT(S): Logic. "This work contains: first, the original Arabic text; second, a critical edition of Moses ibn Tibbon's Hebrew version ... third, a critical edition of the Hebrew translation by Ahitub ... fourth, the hitherto unpublished version by Joseph ben Joshua ibn Vivas, or Joseph Lorki ... and fifth, a translation of the Arabic text ... into English."--Introd. Critically edited on the basis of manuscripts and early editions and translated into English by Israel Efros. (RAB-49-3) $75.00

 


RAB-41-8146.jpg (97945 bytes) 100. • Maimonides, Moses; Joseph Zivi. DER COMMENTAR DES MAIMONIDES ZUM TRACTAT DEMAI: ARABISCHER TEXT MIT HEBRÄISCHER UEBERSETZUNG UND ANMERKUNGEN. MASEKHET DEMAI SERAH HA-RAV MOSHEH BEN-MAIMON = MASEKHET DEMAI 'IM PERUSH HA-RAV MOSHEH BEN MAIMON: YOSE RI'SHONAH LA'OR BI-LESHON 'ARAVI. Berlin: s. N, 1891. Half Cloth. 8vo. 27, 43 pages. In German and Hebrew. Maimonides was a 12th century rabbinic authority, codifier, philosopher andd royal physician. During his life he lived in North Africa and Spain, where he was an important leader in various Jewish communities (EJ). OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (JTS). Lacks original covers, rebound in attractive modern wrappers. Some chipping to pages. Good condition (RAB-41-8). (ID #17269) $75.00. 

 


heblit-2-30.jpg (116823 bytes) 101. • Poleyeff, Moses A. ספר מחנה־ישראל: קובץ חדושים וביאורים בסוגיות הש״ס, רמב״ם ופוסקים SEFER MAHANEH-YISRAEL: KOVETS HIDUSHIM U-VEURIM BE-SUGYOT HA-SHAS, RAMBAM, U-FOSKIM... Warsaw: Bat Shev'a Hutner, 1930. Paper wrappers. 8vo. Iv, 259 pages. In Hebrew. Author was a rabbi and Talmudist. Born in Minsk in 1888. "He was ordained rabbi in 1919 in Slutzk, Russia. Ten years later he emigrated to the United States. He was appointed professor of Talmud at Yeshiva College, in New York city, where he was still incumbent in 1942" (UJE, 1942). SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204; Talmud - commentaries. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Author's note laid in. Front cover missing, pages tanned and wrinkly, good- condition. (HebLit-2-30) (ID #24390) $50.00. 

 

 


RAB-40-13.jpg (144670 bytes) 102. • Hillel Ben Samuel and Solomon Joachim Halberstam. תגמולי הנפש TAGMULE HA-NEFESH. Lyck, 1874. Hardcover, 8vo, 27 pages, 55 leaves, xxii pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sefarim ha-yots'im le-or be-fa'am rishonah'al-yede Hevrat mekitse nirdamim. SUBJECT(S): Soul. Jewish philosophy. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Dalalat al-h’A’irin. Bound with Judah ben Klonymus ben Meir's. Halberstam (1832-1900) was a “Polish scholar and bibliophile. Halberstam was born in Cracow and studied with his father, Isaac Halberstam, an eminent talmudist. During his years as a successful merchant in Bielsko (Bielitz), Poland, he collected rare books and manuscripts. He studied some and lent others to Jewish scholars. Halberstam was one of the founders of the Mekize Nirdamim society. In addition to scholarly articles and notes to the works of other scholars, he published with introductions and notes some of the manuscripts from his library, among them being Yom Tov b. Abraham’s novellae on tractate Niddah, Hiddushei ha-Ritba; Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Sefer ha-Ibbur; and Judah b. Barzillai’s Sefer ha-Shetarot and Perush Sefer Yezirah. In 1890 he published Kohelet Shelomo, a catalog of his manuscripts which listed 411 items. After Halberstam's death most of his manuscripts were sold to the Judith Montefiore College in Ramsgate, England, and are now at Jews' College, London. The majority of the printed books in his library and a small part of his manuscript collection were acquired by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and the library of the Vienna community. Most of his correspondence is preserved in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Halberstam also wrote notes to H. Michael's bibliographical work Or ha-Hayyim” (Habermann in EJ, 2007). Ex-library with bookplate. Hinge repair. Wear to cover binding and spine. Wear to cover and edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-13) (ID #24653) $65.00. 

 


music-1-1.jpg (150789 bytes) 103. • Abraham Ben Moses Ben Maimon, Daniel Ben Saadiah Ha-Bavli, Eliezer Zilberman. ברכת אברהם BIRKAT AVRAHAM: HU SEFER TESHUVOT LE-RABENU AVRAHAM BEN HA-RAMBAM ZAL AL SHEELOT VE-HASAGOT SHE-ASAH RABENU DANIEL HA-BAVLI ZAL, ROSH YESHIVAH HA-SHELISHIT BA-IR BAGDAT AL SEFER YAD HA-HAZAKAH LEHA-RAMBAM... BIRKATH ABRAHAM. Lik, Ts. H. Petsall, 1859. Cloth, 67 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. Harry Austryn Savitz’s copy with bookplate. SUBJECT(S): Named Person: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah. Other Titles: Birkath Abraham. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide(Stanford Univ, JTS). Wear to binding. Stained pages and title page. First 8 pages- top inch of right corner torn off. Otherwise, good condition. (music-1-1) (ID #24157) $100.00. 

 


rab-16-20.jpg (101485 bytes)rab-16-20titlepage371.jpg (188553 bytes) 104. • 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. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-45-24.jpg (148989 bytes) 105. • MONATSSCHRIFT FÜR GESCHICHTE UND WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTUMS: MAIMONIDES - FESTSCHRIFT (VOLUME 79, NR. 2 MARCH/APRIL 1935). Breslau, 1935. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 208 pages. In German. From Shalom Spiegel's library, with bookplate. Special issue: Maimonides - Festschrift, includes writing by I. Elbogen, Heinz Wolff, Isaak Heinemann, Michael Guttmann, Nachum Wahrmann and others. Founded by Zacharias Frankel in 1851, The Monatschrift over the years was headed by editors which included Heinrich Graetz, Pinkus Frankl, Markus Brann, David Kaufmann, Isaak Heinemann, & Leo Baeck. Though founded by Frankel as a "Periodical for the religious interest of Judaism, " it soon became the most important forum for the history and science of Judaism. Probably because of its strictly scientific appraoch it was able to survivein the Nazi period until the end of 1939. The final monumental volume, editoed by Baeck in cooperation with Jewish scholars in Germany and abroad, appeared as a complet volume in October of 1939 and reached only a few subscribers (Burgers, n. D. ) Binding solid, original paper wrappers tanned but intact. Text in Very good+ condition. (RAB-45-24) Ex-library with usual marks in later cloth. Defects as noted. (ID #24769) $50.00. 

 


BIB-22-2363.jpg (113678 bytes)BIB-22-2set.jpg (207514 bytes) 106. • Freedman, H. (Harry), Ed. and Tr. Simon, Maurice, B. 1874, Joint Ed. and Tr. THE MIDRASH RABBAH (COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES). London: Soncino Press, 1977. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, 8vo, 13 volumes in 5. New Compact edition. In English. Contents: I. Genesis, translated by H. Freedman. --II. Exodus, translated by S. M. Lehrman. Leviticus, chapters I-XIX translated by J. Israelstam, chapters XX-XXXVII translated J. J. Slotki. --III. Numbers, translated by J. J. Slotki. Deuteronomy, translated by J. Rabinowitz. --IV. Lamentations, translated by A. Cohen. Ruth, translated by L. Rabinowitz. Ecclesiastes, translated by A. Cohen. Esther, translated by Maurice Simon. Songs of songs, translated by Maurice Simon. --V. Index volume, compiled by J. J. Slotki. Translated into English with notes, glossary and indices under the editorship of Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman [and] Maurice Simon ; foreword by Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein. In original sturdy blue slipcase with original decorated separators. Blue ribbon bookmarks in each volume. Excellent condition. A very nice set. (BIB-22-2/lic) (ID #24466) $225.00. 

 



RAB-46-3.jpg (82747 bytes) 107. • Hartman, David. MAIMONIDES; TORAH AND PHILOSOPHIC QUEST. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1976. Hardcover, 8vo, xv, 296 pages, 22 cm. 1st edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Jewish law -- Philosophy. Philosophie juive. Philosophie medievale. Droit juif -- Philosophie. Maimonides, Moses. Maimonide, Moise. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 269-288. Wear to edges of dust jacket. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-46-3) (ID #24734) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-25-4.jpg (474385 bytes) 108. • 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. "Klein, born in Ruthenia, was taken to the United States in 1921. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary (1934). During World War II Rabbi Klein was an American Army chaplain overseas, earning six battle stars, and helped to reestablish many devastated European Jewish communities. He was rabbi in Springfield, Massachusetts (1934-53), and from then in Buffalo, New York. He wrote Ten Commandments in a Changing World (1944) and an English translation and commentary on The Code of Maimonides, Book Twelve: Book of Acquisition (1951). Rabbi Klein served as president of the Rabbinical Assembly, and wrote many of its important responsa, including problems of abortion according to Jewish law, autopsy according to Jewish law, questions of medical ethics, halizah, and the marriage of kohen and convert. " (Reimer, EJ) Ex library, good condition. (RAB-25-4) (ID #20520) $35.00. 

 



RAB-13-20.jpg (2287626 bytes) 109. • 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. Covers worn, ex library with usual markings, bumped corners, good condition. (RAB-13-20) (ID #19203) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-40-12.jpg (131906 bytes) 110. • Maimonides, Moses and Ezekiel Feivel Ben Ze’ev Wolf. מוסר השכל : ...הלכות דעות...הלכות תשובה... MUSAR HASEKHEL:... HILKHOT DE’OT... HILKHOT TESHUVAH. Warsaw: G. Ve-F. Levenzohn, 1855. [1867]. Hardcover, 12mo, 178 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Maimonides, Moses, Hilkhot de'ot -- Commentaries. Maimonidies, Moses, Hilkhot teshuvah -- Commentaries.880-03, Sefer musar haskel. Title page is dated in Hebrew 627, i. E. 1867, in Polish publisher's statement 1855. Titale page. Has ornamental border. Other Titles: Hilkhot de’Ot; Hilkhot teshuvah; Leshon ha-zahav; Leshon hakhamim; Katzin Rare Book Collection. Sefer musar haskel; Leshon hakhamim. Leshon ha-zahav. Maimonides (1135-1204) was “the most illustrious figure in Judaism in the post-talmudic era, and one of the greatest of all time, Maimonides was born in Cordoba, Spain, to his father Maimon, dayyan of Cordoba and himself a renowned scholar and pupil of Joseph ibn Migash. He continues his genealogy, "the son of the learned Joseph, son of Isaac the dayyan, son of Joseph the dayyan, son of Obadiah the dayyan, son of the rabbi Solomon, son of Obadiah" (end of commentary to Mishnah) ; traditions extend the genealogy to R. Judah ha-Nasi. Posterity even recorded the day and hour and even minute of his birth, "On the eve of Passover (the 14th of Nisan) which was a Sabbath, an hour and a third after midday, in the year 4895 (1135) of the Creation" (Sefer Yuhasin) …Maimonides was active as head of the community. He took vigorous steps to deal with the Karaites, and as a result brought about the supremacy of the Rabbanites in Cairo. Maimonides succeeded in restoring rabbinic practice in this matter, but generally his policy toward the Karaites was more lenient in his later years, and was continued by his son Abraham. Maimonides made various changes in liturgical custom, the most radical of which was the abolition of the repetition of the Amidah in the interests of decorum. With the completion of the Guide, Maimonides' literary work, apart from his extensive correspondence, came to an end. In failing health he nevertheless continued his work as head of the Jewish community and as court physician. Maimonides died on December 13, 1204. There were almost universal expressions of grief. Public mourning was ordained in all parts of the Jewish world. In Fostat mourning was ordained for three days and in Jerusalem a public fast and the Scriptural readings instituted concluded with the verse "the glory is departed from Israel, for the Ark of the Lord is taken" (I Sam. 4: 22). His remains were taken to Tiberias for burial, and his grave is still an object of pilgrimage” (Rabinowitz, Louis Isaac, Jacob I. Dienstag, Arthur Hyman, Suessmann Muntner, and Bernard R. Goldstein in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Leeds, Spertus). Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Spine bounding repair. Wear to cover binding and corners. Some notes on pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-12). (ID #24652) $100.00. 

 


RAB-46-13.jpg (75929 bytes) 111. • Maimonides, Moses and Hermann Hedwig Bernard. THE MAIN PRINCIPLES OF THE CREED AND ETHICS OF THE JEWS, EXHIBITED IN SELECTIONS FROM THE YAD HACHAZAKAH OF MAIMONIDES, WITH A LITERAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION, COPIOUS ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE TALMUD. Cambridge: Sold By Deighton, 1832. Hardcover, 8vo, xxxiii, 358 pages, 22 cm. COmplete title: THE MAIN PRINCIPLES OF THE CREED AND ETHICS OF THE JEWS, EXHIBITED IN SELECTIONS FROM THE YAD HACHAZAKAH OF MAIMONIDES, WITH A LITERAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION, COPIOUS ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, &C., EXPLANATORY NOTES, AN ALPHABETICAL GLOSSARY OF SUCH PARTICLES AND TECHNICAL TERMS AS OCCUR IN THE SELECTIONS, AND A COLLECTION OF THE ABBREVIATIONS COMMONLY USED IN RABBINICAL WRITINGSSUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Jewish ethics. Judaism -- Creeds. In English and Hebrew. Other Titles: Main principles of the creed and ethics of the Jews... Stained paged. Wear to edges. Hinge repair. Repair to title page. Water stain to front cover. Bumped corners. Good condition. (Rab-46-13) (ID #24743) $70.00. 

 



RAB-46-16.jpg (76585 bytes) 112. • Maimonides, Moses and Israel Friedlaender. SELECTIONS FROM THE ARABIC WRITINGS OF MAIMONIDES. Leiden, Brill, 1909. Softcover, 8vo, xxiii, 130 pages, 20 cm. In Judeo-Arabic. Series: Semitic study series, ed. By R. J. H. Gottheil and M. Jastrow, jr. ; no. XII; Variation: Semitic study series; no. 12. SUBJECT (S): Litterature arabe -- 750-1258. Judaism -- Doctrines. Text in Hebrew characters. Also issued online. Friedlaender (1876-1920) was a “scholar, Zionist, community activist. Friedlander was born In Kovel, Poland, and raised In Praga-Warsaw. After proving his ability at an early age to master biblical and rabbinic texts, he moved, like many promising scholars of his generation, to Berlin, where he enrolled in the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary. Matriculating at the University of Berlin, he then transferred to the new German University of Strasbourg, where he earned a Ph. D. In Semitic languages under Theodor Noeldeke. In his dissertation, he argued for the purity of the Arabic language in Maimonides’s Guide to the Perplexed. Denied a German University post because of antisemitism, in 1903, Friedlaender welcomed an invitation by Solomon Schechter to join the faculty of the reorganized Jewish Theological Seminary as a professor of Bible. Two years later, he married Lilian Ruth Bentwich, daughter of the prominent British Zionist Herbert Bentwich. Friedlaender’s scholarly oeuvre was, in large part, devoted to drawing previously ignored connections between medieval Arabic and Jewish cultures, focusing upon their similarities in the areas of messianism, sectarian heterodoxy, and folklore…. [T]he American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) appointed Friedlaender to a commission formed to aid Jews in Ukraine, where postwar national frustrations and historic enmity had erupted into ferocious pogroms. In July 1920, Friedlaender and Rabbi Bernard Cantor ventured into a battle-torn area near Kamenetz-Podolski. They were murdered on a lonely road and left naked in the mud. Despite careful investigation, neither the motive nor the identity of the killers was discovered. The Jewish community of Yarmolyntsi, the nearest town, buried the bodies and put up a crude monument. Denied access to the cemetery from 1922 onward until Ukrainian independence, in 2001, at the request of Friedlaender’s Jerusalem family, his body was exhumed and found its final resting place in the land of his dreams” (Shargel in EJ, 2007). Wear to binding. Hinge repair. Slight chipping to edges of cover corners and binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-46-16) (ID #24746) $35.00. 

 


london1-1.jpg (85283 bytes) 113. • Maimonides, Moses and Menasseh Grossberg. ספר הרפואות : ונלוה אליו ספר חבל מנשה... SEFER REFUOT: VE-NILV AH ELAV SEFER HEVEL MENASHEH. London: Bi-Defus Y. Z. Metsik, 1900. Softcover, 64 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Menasseh Grossberg (1860-1927) was “a rabbinical scholar. Born in Trestina, Russia, Grossberg 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. ” (Berenbaum and Skolnik, EJ 2007). SUBJECT(S): Medicine, Arab. Other Titles: Hevel Menashe. Belonged to A. J. Ellis. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Chippings to edges and corners of cover. Cover not attached to binding. Otherwise, good condition. (london-1-1) (ID #24151) $65.00. 

 


RAB-46-8.jpg (95896 bytes) 114. • Maimonides, Moses and Sylvain Zac. MAIMONIDE. Paris, P Seghers, 1965. Paperback, 12mo, 192 pages, plates, 16 cm. In French. Series: Philosophes de tous les temps, 20. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy. Filosofen. Joodse filosofie. Illustrated cover. Bibliography on pages 188-189. Browning to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding. Hinge repair. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-46-8) (ID #24739) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 


HOLO2-25-2bcover.jpg (273907 bytes)holo2-25-2.jpg (215167 bytes) 115. • Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. משנה תורה : הוא היד החזקה / אשר עשה משה בר מיימון לעיני כל ישראל MISHNEH TORAH: HU HA-YAD HA-HAZAKAH ASHER ASAH MOSHEH BAR MAIMON LE-ENE KOL YISRAEL. Minkhen (Munich): Sinai, 1947. Hardcover, 16mo, 123 pages. In Hebrew. Special edition of the Mishna Torah published for the surviving remnant in the DP camps in Germany after the war. "Special-edition of "Das Jidisze Wort" authorized by headquarters European Command, Civil Affairs Division, AG 383.7 GEC-AGO, on the 15th of Mai 1947...The mentioned work is a cliche of the first miniature-edition of Maimonides, brought out in Livorno. It was printed in a single special-edition of 1000 copies..., on genuine English Alpha-paper. The cover was made in copperplate-printing according to an antique leather cover in the Grolier-style. Published by the firm "Sinai" owners: Langer Brothers, Munich, and printed by the University-Printing-office Dr. C. Wolf & son...." (JTS) Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800. Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Jidisze Wort. JTS keeps their copy in the Rare Book Room. Very Good condition. (HOLO2-25-2) (ID #24000) $200.00. 

 


 116. • Another Copy.  Tear to front of spine. Otherwise very good condition. (HOLO2-25-2b) (ID #24001) $150.00. 

 


RAB-42-4.jpg (110172 bytes) 117. • Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Friedlander, M. ; 1833-1910; (Michael) ; Tr. THE GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, 1904. Cloth, 8vo, lix, 414 pages. In English. ; Translated from the original Arabic text “Dalalat al-ha Airin” SUBJECT (S): Jewish philosophy -- Early works to 1800. Philosophy, Medieval -- Early works to 1800. Judaism -- Works to 1900. Note(s): "The three volumes of the first edition have been reduced to one volume by the elimination of the notes. "--Pref. / Includes indexes. Ex-library with bookplate and pocket. Spine repaired with black cloth tape. Wear to covers, with some tape residue on front. Good + condition. (RAB-42-4) (ID #24676) $100.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-44-15.jpg (98651 bytes) 118. • Maimonides, Moses, Judah Ben Solomon Harizi, Simon B Scheyer, Leon Schlosberg, Salmon Munk, A Lowy. ספר מורה נבוכים SEFER MOREH NEVUKHIM. London: Ha-Adon Bagster, 1851. Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 98 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish -- Medieval. Added title page in Latin: Rabbi Mosis Maimonidis Liber More nebuchim. Printed in double columns. Other Titles: Sefer Moreh nevukhim; Mojre newuchim; Rabbi Mosis Maimonidis Liber More nebuchim. Harizi (1165-1225) was a “Hebrew poet and translator. He was born in Spain, very likely in Christian Toledo, a city that at this time preserved Arabic culture and that he describes with particular detail; however, there are no conclusive proofs of it, and other places have also been suggested. His education in this cultural atmosphere made him familiar with Arabic and Hebrew language and literature. Al-Harizi was a member of a wealthy family which became impoverished, and was therefore dependent on patrons. He spent some years in Provence, where he translated several Arabic works into Hebrew for the non-Arabic speaking Jews and participated in the ideological disputes of the time, returning to Spain in 1190; in 1205 he was in Toledo and wrote a poem on the death of Joseph ben Shoshan. During discussions of the work of Maimonides he defended the Master against the anti-rationalist rabbis from Toledo. Some time later he left Spain to travel to the Orient. He first went to Marseilles, and from there he sailed to Egypt; in 1215 he arrived in Alexandria and from there he visited Cairo, later continuing to Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. According to the information that he gives us in one of his works, in 1218 he was in Jerusalem. Damascus, Aleppo, Mosul, and Baghdad were among the cities visited. He mentions seeing the tombs of the prophet Ezekiel and of Ezra in Susa. The ten last years of his life, until his death in Aleppo in 1225, are now much better known thanks to important documents discovered and published in recent years. J. Sadan published in 1996 an Arabic biography written by Ibn al-Sha'ar al-Maw’Ili in a work on the poets of his time. There are also many details about his travels in his Tahkemoni as well as in an Arabic description, Al-rawdah al-aniqah, written by Al-’Arizi himself in his last years, which has been published and annotated by Y. Yahalom and Y. Blau” (Mirsky, Stroll, Saenz-Badillos, Avenary in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Stained pages. Wear to cover edges and binding. Wear and chipping to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-15) (ID #24723) $175.00. 

 


RAB-15-2.jpg (40590 bytes) 119. • Maimonides, Moses; Lewittes, Mendell. THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES, BOOK EIGHT: THE BOOK OF TEMPLE SERVICE. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press., 1957. Cloth, 8vo. Xxvii, 525 pages. Fold-out illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Judaism – customs and practices. SERIES: Yale Judaica series; v. 12; Maimonides (1135-1204), “known in rabbinical literature as "Rambam" from the acronym Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon...[was a] rabbinic authority, codifier, philosopher, and royal physician. ” Born in Cordoba, Spain, he was “[t]he most illustrious figure in Judaism in the post-talmudic era, and one of the greatest of all time. ”(EJ) Spine faded, ex library, very good condition. (RAB-15-2) (ID #19227) $45.00. 

 

 

 



RAB-46-1.jpg (97772 bytes) 120. • Nuland, Sherwin. MAIMONIDES. Schocken, Random House, USA, 2005. Hardcover, 12mo, 234 pages. Biography of Moses Maimonides, a great physician who served a sultan, a dazzling Torah scholar, a community leader, a daring philosopher whose greatest work, The Guide for the Perplexed, attempted to reconcile scientific knowledge with faith in God. The book contains footnotes, appendix, chronology, and bibliographical notes. Includes dust jacket. Light wear to dust jacket. Very good condition. (Rab-46-1) (ID #24732) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-46-6.jpg (275509 bytes) 121. • Spain; Ministerio De Cultura. MAIMONIDES Y SU EPOCA: PALACIO DE LA MERCED, CORDOBA, 1986. Cordoba: Ministerio De Cultura, 1986. Softcover, long 4to, 183 pages, illustrated (some color), facsims, 28 cm. In Spanish. SUBJECT(S) ; History, Medieval -- Spain -- Exhibitions. Medicine, Arabic -- Spain -- Exhibitions. History of Medicine -- Spain -- Exhibitions. Filosofie. Jodendom. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 -- Exhibitions. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Catalog of an exhibition honoring the 850th anniversary of the birth of Maimonides. Includes bibliographies. Wear to cover binding. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-46-6) (ID #24737) $35.00. 

 

 

 

 


RASHI

 


RAB-16-10.jpg (212630 bytes) 122. • 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. tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall, Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1905. Tall 8vo. Gilt title on spine. 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. Binding tight, slight wear to top of spine. Very Good condition. (RAB-16-10) (ID #20542) $60.00. 

 


k-rab-3-14.jpg (95691 bytes) 123. • 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). Ex-library with usual markings. Wear on cover and binding. Some pages slightly bent at edges. Otherwise, good condition. (k-rab-3-14) (ID #21308) $45.00. 

 

 

SPINOZA


124. • Almi, Eli A. THE STRANGE DEATH OF BARUKH SPINOZA. Cambridge, MA: Sci-Art Publishers, 1952. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677;  OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Some light smudging to covers. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-1-4). (ID# 17826). $30.00

 


RAB-52-6.jpg (190321 bytes) 125. • Browne, Lewis, 1897-1949. BLESSÉD SPINOZA; A BIOGRAPHY OF THE PHILOSOPHER New York, Macmillan Co., 1932. Cloth, 8vo., xiii p., 3 l., 3-334 pages. First Edition. Includes frontispiece,  plates, and facsimilies. SUBJECT(S): Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Note(s): "Selected bibliography" on pages 321-323. Very good condition. (RAB-52-6) $30.00

 


SEF-10-24375.jpg (81964 bytes) 126. • Spinoza, Benedictus De; Dagobert D. Runes. LETTERS TO FRIEND AND FOE. New York : Philosophical Library. 1966., Cloth. 12mo. 109 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Philosophers – correspondence; Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632, 1677. "Based, with minor changes and revisions, upon the translation from the Latin by R. H. M. Elwes. " 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, EJ) Has dust jacket. Pages tanned, otherwise very good condition. (SEF-10-24). (ID# 20918) $30.00

 


heblit-2-24.jpg (67259 bytes) 127. • Spinoza, Benedictus De; Jakob Klatzkin. תורת־המדות מאת ברוך שפינוזה TORAT HAMIDOT ME-ET BARUCH SPINOZA. Lipsiya: Shtibel, 1923. Cloth, 8vo. Xxi, 414 pages. Tissue-papered frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Ethics. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. SERIES: Kitve Baruch 'Spinoza, meturgamim min hamakor; Variation: Spinoza, Benedictus de; 1632-1677.; Kitve Barukh 'Spinoza, meturgamim min ha-makor. 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, EJ) Owner's stamp, tape mark on spine, corners bumped, good+ condition. (HebLit-2-24) (ID #24384) $75.00. 

 


RAB-49-5cover.jpg (187927 bytes)RAB-49-5title page.jpg (147748 bytes) 128. • Spinoza, Benedictus De, 1632-1677. ETHICA : ORDINE GEOMETRICO DEMONSTRATA ET IN QUINQUE PARTES DISTINCA. Muenchen: Rupprecht-Presse 1920., 1920. Morocco leather, 4to., 181 pages. In Latin. Limited edition of only 150 printed, this being nr 128. At head of title: Benedicti de Spinoza. "In einer Auflage von 150 numerierten Abzuegen mit der Hand aufZanders-Buetten gedruckt. Dieser Abzug traegt die Nummer 128." 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, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Ethics. Bound in attractive green Morocco leather, with gilt titles on cover and spine, and raised bands. Includes a ribbon bookmark. Printed on high quality paper with a deckled edge. Binding solid and tight. Slight wear to spine and edge of cover. Very good condition. (RAB-49- 5). (ID# 24792) $200.00.

 


RAB-46-15.jpg (99381 bytes) 129. • Glasscheib, Hermann Samuel. BARUCH SPINOZA: DRAMA IN EINEM VORSPIEL UND SIEBEN BILDERN. Frankfurt Am Main; Ner-Tamid, 1964. Softcover, 8vo, 112 pages, 20 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677 -- Drama. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Wear to cover edges. Very good condition. (Rab-46-15) (ID #24745) $30.00. 

 

 

 


spinozaindeutschland379.JPG (219716 bytes) 130. • Grunwald, Max. SPINOZA IN DEUTSCHLAND. GEKRÖNTE PREISSCHRIFT. Berlin, S. Calvary & Co. 1897. 1st edition. Modern Cloth, 8vo, iv, 380 pages. 23 cm. In German. "Beiträge zur Spinoza-bibliographie"on pages [361]-370. SUBJECT (S) : Philosophy, German. Institutional blindstamp on title page. Paper wrinkled and chipped, not suitable for institutional library, working copy only.   (GR-0-3) (ID# 16465) $40.00.

 

 

 

 


RAB-46-19.jpg (78117 bytes) 131. • Hoff, Josef. DIE STAATSLEHRE SPINOZA'S MIT BESONDERER BERUCKSICHTIGUNG DER EINZELNEN REGIERUNGSFORMEN UND DER FRAGE NACH DEM BESTEN STAATE. Prague, 1895. Softcover, 8vo, 56 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): State, The. Politieke filosofie. Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Dissertation: Inaug. --Diss. --Jena. Language: German. Series: Pamphlets on modern philosophers; v. 2, no. 3. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Minimal tears on front cover. Wear to the binding. Very good condition. (Rab-46-19) (ID #24749) $125.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-46-18.jpg (95764 bytes) 132. • Hubbard, Elbert. LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT PHILOSOPHERS: SPINOZA. East Aurora, N. Y, Roycrofter, 1904. Softcover, 8vo, 32 pages (pages 119-151), front. (portrait). SUBJECT(S): Philosophers. Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Reprinted from volume 1 of the author’s Little journeys to the homes of great philosophers. Slight chipping to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-46-18) (ID #24748) $30.00. 

 


132A. • Klatzkin, Jakob BARUCH SHPINOZA. Leipsig, 1928. Hardcover, 8vo, 194 pages, illustrated, portrait, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S); Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Klatzkin (1882-1948) was an “author, philosopher, and Zionist. Klatzkin was born in Bereza Kartuska, Brest-Litovsk district, today Belarus . The son of Elijah Klatzkin, a prominent rabbinical scholar, who gave him a thorough education in all branches of traditional Jewish studies. At the age of 18, Klatzkin went to Germany , first to Frankfurt on the Main and then to Marburg , where he studied philosophy under Hermann Cohen. He received his doctorate from the University of Berne in 1912. In the following years Klatzkin was active in Germany as a writer for Hebrew periodicals, including Ha-Zeman, Ha-Shilo’ah, and Ha-Tekufah, and as editor of Die Welt, the organ of the Zionist Organization, and later in Heidelberg , of the Freie Zionistische Blaetter. From 1912 to 1915 he was director of the Jewish National Fund in Cologne . From 1915 to 1919 he edited the Swiss Bulletin Juif, which covered world events of special relevance to Jews during World War I and established the publishing firm Al ha-Mishmar, which issued a series of books on Jewish problems in French and German. In Berlin Klatzkin founded another publishing house, Eshkol, and continued writing for the Jewish press. In 1924 he and his lifelong friend Nahum Goldmann initiated the Encyclopaedia Judaica, of which ten volumes appeared between 1928 and 1934. Klatzkin acted as editor in chief in cooperation with leading Jewish scholars. Although the advent of Hitler prevented the publication of the remaining volumes, what was published continues to be an important reference work. After the curtailment of the publication of the encyclopedia, Klatzkin took refuge first in Switzerland and then in the U.S. , where he lectured at the College of Jewish Studies in Chicago . In 1947, after a further period in New York , he returned to Switzerland . Klatzkin was a student of philosophy as well as a brilliant Hebrew essayist. He also devoted a critical study to Spinoza, Baruch Spinoza, in which he stressed the Jewish influences in his intellectual background and style; he translated Spinoza’s Ethics from the Latin to Hebrew as Torat ha-Middot” (Sole and Scheps in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ of Texas). Hinge repair. Notes on first page. Wear to cover binding and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-19-2) $35.00

 


MX-32-18.jpg (84433 bytes) 133. • Spinoza, Benedictus De, and R. H. M. Elwes. PHILOSOPHY OF BENEDICT DE SPINOZA. New York, Tudor Pub. Co, 1936. Hardcover, xxxiii, 427 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. Contents: On the improvement of the understanding. -The Ethics. --The Correspondence. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy. Spinoza, Benedictus de. Note(s): Previously issued under title: Improvement of the understanding, Ethics and Correspondence of Benedictus de Spinoza. OCLC lists over 200 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Wear to edges and cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (mx-32-18) (ID #23917) $30.00. 

 

 

 


MENDELSSOHN


k-mx2-41361.jpg (124485 bytes) 134. • Altmann, Alexander. MOSES MENDELSSOHN--A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 8vo, 900 pages. Published by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. Massive tome. Includes 25-page index (k-mx2-41) Very Good in Very Good Jacket. (ID #3054) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-45-23cover.jpg (187286 bytes)RAB-45-23.jpg (93457 bytes) 135. • Kayserling, M. MOSES MENDELSSOHN: SEIN LEBEN UND SEINE WERKE. Leipzig, Hermann Mendelssohn, 1862. 1st Edition (?). 3/4 Leather, 569 pages; "Schriften herausgegeben vom Institute zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur... 7. Jg. " "Mit Heinrich Graetz und Leopold Zunz gehört Kayserling zu den Bahnbrechern der Geschichtsschreibung der Juden" (NDB). Lacks title page. Gilt spine title, binding tight. Light wear to leather. Staining to corner of some pages. Very Good Condition, nice copy. (RAB-45-23) (ID #24687) $75.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


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RAB-36-9.jpg (61937 bytes) 136. • Rosenzweig, Franz, 1886-1929. Mongin, Olivier; 1951-. ; (editor). FRANZ ROSENZWEIG. Paris: La Nuit Surveillée, 1982. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 237 pages. In French. First book in the series: Les Cahiers de la Nuit surveillée Includes writings by Rosenzweig, Gershom Scholem, Emanual Levinas, and others on religion and philosophy. Includes bibliography on p. 235 - 237. Additional editors: Jacques Rolland and Alexandre Derczanski. With four high quality black and white photographic plates, including a facsimile of the original cover of Rosenzweig’s “Der Stern der Erlosung”. Very slight tanning to cover. Very good condition, beautiful printing. (RAB-36-9) (ID #24585) $100.00. 

 


bib-7-10.jpg (149872 bytes) 137. • Herrmann Meyer; Franz Rosenzweig; Erich Scholem; Reinhold Scholem. FRANZ ROSENZWEIG: EIN BUCH DES GEDENKENS. Berlin: Soncino-Gesellschaft, 1930. Half cloth, 4to, 56 pages. In German. Limited edition of 800 copies. SONCINO GESELLSCHAFT "was a Jewish bibliophile society, founded in Berlin in 1924, and liquidated by order of the Nazi government of Prussia in 1937. The Society aimed at the typographic improvement of the Jewish and Hebrew book; 15 regular publications were primarily intended to introduce to the Jewish book-world suitable models to be imitated by the commercial producers. The Society, therefore, commissioned all the different types of literary products likely to appear in print, such as scholarly works and periodicals, novels, short stories, plays, texts illustrated by modern artists, and reprints of interesting rare books. The texts were chosen from Jewish literature of all periods and languages. Leading master-printers selected the printing type, size, and paper of each individual publication in order to design an external appearance in accordance with its contents. " (Meyer, EJ, 2007) Wear to spine, Spine and covers slightly sunned, corners bumped. Otherwise very good condition. (BIB-7-10) (ID #23940) $120.00. 

 


RAB-36-4.jpg (119769 bytes) 138. • Mendes-Flohr, Paul R. THE PHILOSOPHY OF FRANZ ROSENZWEIG. Hanover: Published For Brandeis University Press By University Press Of New England, 1988. Cloth, 8vo, x, 260 pages. With frontis piece portrait of Rosenzweig. Series: The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series ; 8; SUBJECT (S): Filosofie. Rosenzweig, Franz, 1886-1929 -- Congresses. German philosophy. Note(s): Meeting held Apr. 20-May 2, 1980 in Jerusalem. / "The Fourth Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter was cosponsored by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, and the Embassy of the German Federal Republic in Israel"--P. Ix. / Includes indexes. / Bibliography: p. 215-247. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007). Very good condition in Very good jacket. From the library of Dr. Fritz Rothschild, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at JTS, with ex-libris stamp. Highlighting on a few pages and notes in red pencil throughout. Very good + condition. (RAB-36-4) (ID #24580) $30.00. 

 


139. • Rosenstock-Huessy, Eugen, 1888-1973. Rosenzweig, Franz; 1886-1929. JUDAISM DESPITE CHRISTIANITY; THE LETTERS ON CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM BETWEEN EUGEN ROSENSTOCK-HUESSY AND FRANZ ROSENZWEIG. University, Ala, University Of Alabama Press, 1969. Cloth, 8vo. V, 198 pages. With frontis piece photograph of Rosenstock-Huessy and Rosenzweig. Inlcudes bibliographical footnotes. Rosenstock-Huessy was “a German philosopher and theologian. Rosenstock was the son of a banker in Berlin, and grandson of Moritz Rosenstock, the principal of the Jewish school in Wolfenbuettel. At the age of 16 he converted to Christianity. In 1909 he finished his doctoral thesis and was one of the youngest teachers at a German university. In 1912–14 he was lecturer in medieval constitution at the University of Leipzig. In 1914 he married Margrit ("Gritli") Huessy (1893–1959) and added her name to his own. In World War I he served on the French front. After the war was over Rosenstock was asked to draft a constitution for the Republic but decided to devote his life to various projects on labor relations. In 1923 he accepted an appointment at the University of Breslau and in 1933 emigrated to the U. S. Because of the Nazis. After a period at Harvard, he became professor at Dartmouth College. He was a person of rare religious force and believed that the importance of language is in its relationship to authentic human experience and religious life. His importance to Jewish philosophy is his extraordinary influence on Franz Rosenzweig, who came to him in Leipzig in 1913 when he was also considering conversion. After a memorable discussion in which Rosenzweig took the stand of a relativist and Rosenstock that of a religious thinker, Rosenzweig left Leipzig in July 1913 and promised to convert. However, instead of undergoing baptism he found his way back to Judaism. ” (Hirsch & Meir, EJ, 2007) Contents: Introduction, by H. Stahmer. --About the correspondence; essays, by A. Altmann and D. M. Emmet. --Prologue/epilogue to the letters; fifty years later, by E. Rosenstock-Huessy. --The dialogue on Christianity and Judaism; [letters] (p. 77-170) --The epilogue, by E. Rosenstock-Huessy. --Hitler and Israel; or, On prayer, by E. Rosenstock-Huessy. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Judaïsme -- Relations -- Christianisme Christianisme -- Relations – Judaïsme. From the library of Dr. Fritz Rothschild, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at JTS. Includes ex-libris stamp, some underlining, highlighting and notes throughout. Some edgewear to jacket. Very good condition in good jacket. (RAB-36-1) (ID #24577) $60.00. 

 


RAB-36-6.jpg (124535 bytes) 140. • Cohen, Carl. FRANZ ROSENZWEIG (IN CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM VOL. VIII, NO. 1 NOVEMBER 1951). New York: Rabbinical Assembly Of America, 1951. Serial, 8vo, 31 pages. Essay on pages 1-13 on Rosenzweig, including sections on his education, his philosophy, religious crisis, Judaism and Metaphysics, and role as an educator. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007). Also includes an article on prayer, and on Professor Louis Ginzberg. Cover slightly tanned. Very good condition. (RAB-36-6) (ID #24582) $40.00. 

 


RAB-36-7.jpg (153966 bytes) 141. • Fleischman, Yaakov. FRANZ ROSENZWEIG AS A CRITIC OF ZIONISM (IN CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM VOL. XXII, NO. 1 FALL 1967). New York: Rabbinical Assembly Of America, 1951. Serial, 8vo, 94 pages. Essay on pages 54-66 on Rosenzweig’s views on Zionism. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007) Also includes other essays, poetry and reviews. Page 43 torn at bottom corner, effecting text. Pencil marking on cover. Very good condition. (RAB-36-7) (ID #24583) $35.00. 

 


RAB-36-5.jpg (83407 bytes) 142. • Horwitz, Rivka ; Leo Baeck Institute. ADELE ROSENZWEIGS JUGENDENNERUNGEN (IN BULLETIN DES LEO BAECK INSTITUTS). Tel-Aviv, Bitaon, 1977. Serial, 8vo, 14 pages bound with staples. In German. Series: Publikationen - Leo Baeck Institute of Jews from Germany. Title in English: Adele Rosenzweig's childhood memories. Adele Rosenzweig (1867 – 1933), was the mother of Franz Rosenzweig, a “well-cultured and learned person. It was Adele Rosenzweig who later took interest in [Franz Rosenzweig’s] spiritual and intellectual pursuits. ” (Betz, Vanderbilt University Divinity Library). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- History -- Periodicals. Slight wear, highlighting on cover. Cover slightly tanned. (RAB-36-5) (ID #24581) $40.00. 

 

 


RAB-36-2.jpg (51264 bytes) 143. • Rosenzweig, Franz, 1886-1929. KLEINERE SCHRIFTEN. Berlin: Schocken, 1937. Original publisher’s cloth, 8vo, 551 pages. In German. 1st edition. Forward by Edith Rosenzweig. Essays. Includes index. Encyclopaedia Judaica vol 14, col. 299. - Dahm II, 849. - Walk 317. - Stern 309f. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Jodendom. Christendom. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007) From the library of Dr. Fritz Rothschild, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at JTS. Some underlining and a few margin notes. Publisher’s advertisement for Rosenzweig’s Jehuda Halevi laid in. Pages slightly tanned, slight damp stain to bottom edge of last 100 pages. Otherwsie good + condition. (RAB-36-2) (ID #24578) $100.00. 

 


RAB-36-3.jpg (108578 bytes) 144. • Rosenzweig, Franz, 1886-1929. Amir, Yehoshua. Schwarcz, Moshe. KOKHAV HA-GEULAH. כוכב הגאולה Yerushalayim: Mosad Byalik?: Ha-Makhon Al Shem Leo Bek?, 1970. Cloth, 8vo, 437 pages. In Hebrew. Includes a portrait of the author, and facsimile of a page from the original handwritten manuscript. Bibliographical references. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Religion -- Philosophy. Cosmology. Judaism -- Philosophy. Original published in 1921, Der Stern der Erlosung (The Star of Redemption), is one of Rosenzweig’s most important works. Rosenzweig, the renowned German Jewish philosopher, “was born in Kassel, Germany, the only son of well-to-do parents. His father Georg financially supported many charity institutions, including the Jewish community, but the family's adherence to Judaism was minimal. In his youth, Franz came under the influence of his great-uncle, Adam Rosenzweig, a bachelor, an artist and a learned Jew, who lived in the Rosenzweig home and spent many hours with Franz. Through him the young boy learned of the Jewish world in an otherwise assimilated milieu. Unlike the rest of his family, Rosenzweig fasted on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) and also took private Hebrew lessons…In 1909, Rosenzweig tended towards assimilation, and justified the conversion of his cousin Hans Ehrenberg to Christianity. He did not see the advantage that Judaism could have over Christianity, the dominant culture, which would also help him obtain a teaching position, almost impossible for a Jew to get. Another cousin and friend, Rudolf Ehrenberg was already born a Christian. Eugen Rosenstock, a Jewish convert to Christianity, became Rosenzweig's closest friend. Rosenstock, who would become an important nonconformist Protestant theologian, repeatedly urged him to abandon what he considered Rosenzweig's merely nominal Judaism and to convert. After months of deep conversations, and especially the catastrophic conversation with Rosenstock during the night of July 7, 1913, Rosenzweig decided to convert. But he then made the condition, to convert not "as a pagan, " but "as a Jew. " All this led to a crisis and almost to suicide. He left his converted friends for a few years and refrained from having any contact with them. In the same year, on Yom Kippur of 1913, he attended in Berlin the synagogue of Rabbi Petuchowski and felt a profound identification with the praying Jewish community. After a few days he wrote his friends, "I shall remain a Jew. " He then reshaped his life, rethought his identity, and devoted his further life to a sincere return to Judaism, moving from the periphery of Jewish life to its center. ” (Meir, Horwitz, EJ, 2007). Very good condition in Very good jacket. From the library of Dr. Fritz Rothschild, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at JTS, with ex-libris stamp. (RAB-36-3) (ID #24579) $75.00. 

 


SCHOLEM


RAB-37-12.jpg (103808 bytes) 145. • Scholem, Gershom Gerhard. שבתאי צבי והתנועה השבתאית בימי חייו SHABTAI TSEVI VEHA-TENU’AH HA-SHABTA’IT BI-YEME HAYAV. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Tel-Aviv: ‘am oved, 1967. Hardcover, 15, 842 pages, illustrated, portraits, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. 2 volumes. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Turkey -- Biography. Sabbathaians. Shabbethai Tzevi, 1626-1676. Includes bibliographical references in volume 2, pages 829-842 and index. Other Titles: Title on title page verso: Shabbetai Zevi and the Shabetaian movement during his lifetime. Scholem (1898-1982) was “the most important scholar of Jewish mysticism and a towering figure in Jewish intellectual life. Born to an assimilated family in Berlin, he was attracted in his youth to Judaism and Zionism and studied major Hebrew Jewish texts and Kabbalah by himself. After completing a Ph. D. Thesis in 1923 on Sefer ha-Bahir, he arrived in Israel, and taught at the Hebrew University, becoming the first professor to devote all his studies and teaching to the topic of Jewish mysticism. His achievement in surveying all the major stages and writings belonging to this topic is staggering. In the difficult times of the 1920s and 1930s, he traveled to all the major European libraries and systematically studied all the available manuscripts. In 1939 he delivered a series of lectures in New York, which became the first comprehensive analysis of the historical and phenomenological aspects of the entire range of Jewish mysticism: Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, which is also his most influential and widely read book. Building upon his perusal of manuscripts, he published from the mid-1920s a series of articles in Hebrew in which he identified many anonymous manuscripts, and from 1948, a series of analyses about the beginning of Kabbalah. In its most elaborated form, it appeared in English posthumously as Origins of the Kabbalah, translated by A. Arkush and edited by R. Z. J. Werblowsky. Alongside those studies he identified, published, and analyzed in detail the main documents pertinent to Shabbateanism, and in 1957, he published in Hebrew the most important synthesis of the historical and religious aspects of the Shabbatean movement in the lifetime of Shabbetai Zevi. Sixteen years later, Princeton University Press produced an enlarged English version of this book, Sabbatai Sevi, the Mystical Messiah, translated by R. J. Z. Werblowsky. Scholem was widely recognized as the leading scholar in Judaica in the 20th century and was accorded numerous prizes and honorary titles, among them the Israel Prize, the Bialik Prize, and the Rothschild Prize, and served as the head of the Israeli Academy of Science and Humanities” (Idel in EJ, 2007). In dust jacket, light chipping to edges and to spine. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition (Rab-37-12/13) (ID #24601) $75.00. 

 


RAB-47-1.jpg (156733 bytes) 146. • Scholem, Gershom Gerhard. שבתאי צבי והתנועה השבתאית בימי חייו SHABATAI TSEVI VEHA-TENUAH HA-SHABTAIT BE-YEMI HAYAV (ONLY VOLUME ONE OF TWO). Tel-Aviv: Am Oved, 1967. Hardcover, 8vo, 376 pages, illustrations, facsims, portrait, 24cm. In Hebrew. Jacob Agus’ copy with notes. SUBJECT (S): Sabbathaians. Shabbethai, Tzevi, 1626-1676. Other Titles: Added title page: Shabbetai Zevi and the Shabbetaian movement during his lifetime. Scholem (1898–1982), was “the most important scholar of Jewish mysticism and a towering figure in Jewish intellectual life. Born to an assimilated family in Berlin, he was attracted in his youth to Judaism and Zionism and studied major Hebrew Jewish texts and Kabbalah by himself. After completing a Ph. D. Thesis in 1923 on Sefer ha-Bahir, he arrived in Israel, and taught at the Hebrew University, becoming the first professor to devote all his studies and teaching to the topic of Jewish mysticism. His achievement in surveying all the major stages and writings belonging to this topic is staggering. In the difficult times of the 1920s and 1930s, he traveled to all the major European libraries and systematically studied all the available manuscripts. In 1939 he delivered a series of lectures in New York, which became the first comprehensive analysis of the historical and phenomenological aspects of the entire range of Jewish mysticism: Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, which is also his most influential and widely read book... In 1957, he published in Hebrew the most important synthesis of the historical and religious aspects of the Shabbatean movement in the lifetime of Shabbetai Zevi. Sixteen years later, Princeton University Press produced an enlarged English version of this book, Sabbatai Sevi, the Mystical Messiah, translated by R. J. Z. Werblowsky… His deep involvement in the intellectual life in Israel and in the Jewish world generated numerous articles, most of which have been collected in three Hebrew volumes edited by Abraham Shapira, and in some English ones… His rich library is indubitably the best one in the field of Jewish mysticism, and it became part of the Jewish National and University Library, serving as a major resource for studies in the field. A catalogue raisonné of his library has been printed in two volumes, edited by Joseph Dan and Esther Liebes, The Library of Gershom Scholem on Jewish Mysticism” (Idel in EJ, 2007). Light staining to front and back cover. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Rab-47-1) (ID #24728) $50.00. 

 


RAB-42-7.jpg (206758 bytes) 147. • Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897-1982. Ben Shlomo, Yosef. Idel, Moshe; 1947-. מחקרי קבלה MEHKERE KABALAH (I). Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1998. Hardcover, 8vo, 251 pages. In Hebrew. English Title: Studies in Kabbalah (I). Series: Aron sefarim Yehudi; Kitve Gershom Shalom; SUBJECT(S): Cabala -- History. Note(s): Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Illustrated cover. Cover soiled, some small stains to a few pages. Good + condition. (RAB-42-7) (ID #24679) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


BUBER



RAB-43-4.jpg (95893 bytes) 148. • Buber, Martin, 1878-1965. REDEN ÜBER DAS JUDENTUM. GESAMTAUSGABE. Berlin, Schocken-Verlag, 1932. Cloth, small 8vo, 235 pages. Edition: 2. Auflage. In German. “Discussions on Judaism: Complete” Contents: Vorrede. --Das Judentum und die Juden. --Das Judentum und die menschheit. --Die erneuerung des Judentums. --Der geist des Orients und das Judentum. --Jüdische religiosität. --Der mythos der Juden. --Der heilige weg. --Cherub. Buber was a “philosopher and theologian, Zionist thinker and leader. Born in Vienna, Buber as a child lived in Lemberg with his grandfather Solomon Buber, the noted Midrash scholar. From 1896 he studied at the universities of Vienna, Leipzig, and Zurich, and finally at the University of Berlin, where he was a pupil of the philosophers Wilhelm Dilthey and Georg Simmel. Having joined the Zionist movement in 1898, he was a delegate to the Third Zionist Congress in 1899 where he spoke on behalf of the Propaganda Committee. In this speech, which bore the influence of modern Hebrew and Yiddish writers, notably of Ahad Ha-Am, Buber emphasized the importance of education as opposed to a program of propaganda. In 1901 he was appointed editor of the central weekly organ of the Zionist movement, Die Welt, in which he emphasized the need for a new Jewish cultural creativity…Together with his friends, he founded the Juedischer Verlag in Berlin, which went on to publish (in German) books of literary quality. At the age of 26 Buber took up the study of Hasidism. At first his interest was essentially aesthetic. After attempting to translate the tales of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav into German, he decided to retell them in German in the form of a free adaptation. Thus originated Die Geschichten des Rabbi Nachman (1906; The Tales of Rabbi Nachman, 1956) and Die Legende des Baalschem (1908; The Legend of the Baal-Shem, 1955). Later Buber's interest turned from the aesthetic aspect of Hasidism to its content. Deeply stirred by the religious message of Hasidism, he considered it his duty to convey that message to the world. ” (Bergman & Meir, EJ, 2007) Jacket spine and edge chipped. Pages slightly tanned. Some margin notes throughout. Very good condition in good jacket. With cardboard slipcase. (RAB-43-4) (ID #24757) $30.00. 

 



HERMANN COHEN


RAB-46-14.jpg (80968 bytes) 149. • Cohen, Hermann. DER BEGRIFF DER RELIGION IM SYSTEM DER PHILOSOPHIE. Giessen, A. Topelmann, 1915. Softcover, 8vo, viii, 164 pages, 23 cm. In German. Series: Philosophische Arbeiten, 10. Bd, 1. Heft. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy and religion. Godsdienst. Filosofie. Cohen (1842-1918) was a “German Jewish philosopher. Born in Cowsig, the son of a cantor, Cohen studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary at Breslau, but gave up his initial plans to become a rabbi. He turned to philosophy, studying first at the University of Breslau and then at the University of Berlin. He received his doctorate at the University of Halle in 1865. In 1873 he was invited by F. A. Lange, the well-known author of The History of Materialism, to become a privatdozent (lecturer) in philosophy at the University of Marburg. Appointed full professor after only three years, Cohen taught in Marburg until 1912. He spent the last years of his life in Berlin, where he taught at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums” (Bergman and Amir in EJ, 2007). Wear to edges and cover binding. Slight tear to cover binding. Good condition. (Rab-46-14) (ID #24744) $45.00. 

 


RAB-46-11.jpg (93272 bytes) 150. • Klatzkin, Jakob. HERMANN COHEN. Berlin: Judischer Verlag, 1919. Softcover, 100 pages, portrait, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S) ; Cohen, Hermann, 1842-1918. Bibliography on pages 95-100. Klatzkin (1882-1948) was an “author, philosopher, and Zionist. Klatzkin was born in Bereza Kartuska, Brest-Litovsk district, today Belarus. The son of Elijah Klatzkin, a prominent rabbinical scholar, who gave him a thorough education in all branches of traditional Jewish studies. At the age of 18, Klatzkin went to Germany, first to Frankfurt on the Main and then to Marburg, where he studied philosophy under Hermann Cohen. He received his doctorate from the University of Berne in 1912. In the following years Klatzkin was active in Germany as a writer for Hebrew periodicals, including Ha-Zeman, Ha-Shilo’ah, and Ha-Tekufah, and as editor of Die Welt, the organ of the Zionist Organization, and later in Heidelberg, of the Freie Zionistische Blaetter. From 1912 to 1915 he was director of the Jewish National Fund in Cologne. From 1915 to 1919 he edited the Swiss Bulletin Juif, which covered world events of special relevance to Jews during World War I and established the publishing firm Al ha-Mishmar, which issued a series of books on Jewish problems in French and German. In Berlin Klatzkin founded another publishing house, Eshkol, and continued writing for the Jewish press. In 1924 he and his lifelong friend Nahum Goldmann initiated the Encyclopaedia Judaica, of which ten volumes appeared between 1928 and 1934. Two volumes of a parallel Hebrew edition, Enziklopedyah Yisre’elit, were issued in 1929–32. Klatzkin acted as editor in chief in cooperation with leading Jewish scholars…Klatzkin was a student of philosophy as well as a brilliant Hebrew essayist. In philosophy Klatzkin opposed his teacher Cohen, whose philosophy and interpretation of Judaism he submitted to searching criticism in the monograph Hermann Cohen. He also devoted a critical study to Spinoza, Baruch Spinoza, in which he stressed the Jewish influences in his intellectual background and style; he translated Spinoza’s Ethics from the Latin to Hebrew as Torat ha-Middot. Klatzkin developed his own philosophy, which may be described as vitalistic, emphasizing the biological, instinctive aspect of life rather than the intellectual one, in Sheki'at ha-’Ayyim, and in Der Erkenntnistrieb als Lebens und Todesprinzip” (Sole and Scheps in EJ, 2007). Wear and chipping to cover and some page edges. Fragile cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-46-11) (ID #24741) $100.00. 

 


HESCHEL


RAB-36-14.jpg (111370 bytes) 151. • ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL: A YARZEIT TRIBUTE (IN CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM, FALL 1973). New York: Rabbinical Assembly, 1973. Paper wrappers, large 8vo, 96 pages. In English, Yiddish and Hebrew. Conservative Judaism, Volume 28, Number 1. Includes 2 articles by Heschel, "Reflections on Death", and "The Concept of “Beings” in the Philosophy of Ibn Gabirol", as well as articles on Heschel by Louis Finkelstein, Alfred Gottschalk, Fritz Rothschild, an article in Yiddish by Yudl Mark, "Heschel and Yiddish", and three poems in Hebrew and Enlgish by Pinchas Peli, "Three Poems on the Death of my Teacher". Very good + condition. (Rab-36-14) (ID #24589) $75.00. 

 

 


RAB-37-1.jpg (106228 bytes) 152. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua and Rivka Miriam. ישראל : הווה ונצח YISRA’EL, HOVEH VA-NETSAH. Yerushalayim: Ha-Sifriyah Ha-Tsiyonit’a. Y. Hanhalat Ha-Histadrut Ha-Tsiyonit Yahad ‘im Ha-Va’adah Le-Hotsa’ah ‘ivrit Shel Kitve A. Y. Heshel. Jerusalem, 1972. Hardcover, 228 pages, illustrated, 8vo, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Palestine in Judaism. Israel. "Targum David Bar-Levav (Rainharts) ; iyurim, Rivkah Miryam"—Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Title on title page verso: Israel, an echo of eternity. Heschel (1907-1972) was a “U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow) ; on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. ” (Rothschild and Meir in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. In dust jacket. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-37-1) (ID #24590) $60.00. 

 


BR-9-4.jpg (128900 bytes) 153. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua. EXISTENCE & CELEBRATION. New York: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. 1965. Softcover, 8vo, 23 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT(S):Judaism. Judaisme. Vie spirituelle. Juifs -- Identite. Note(s): Cover title. "Delivered at the 34th General Assembly, Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, November 13, 1965, Montreal, Canada." Heschel (1907–1972), was a “U.S. scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow); on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev . After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). Heschel wrote books and studies on medieval Jewish philosophy – on Saadiah Gaon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, and Don Isaac Abrabanel – as well as on Hasidism. He became one of the most influential modern philosophers of religion in the United States, where his work is widely recognized in Jewish and Christian circles. Heschel's own works attempt to penetrate and illumine the reality underlying religion, the living and dynamic relationship between God and man, through the empathetic understanding of the documents of Israel's tradition and of the experience of the religious Jew” (Rothschild and Meir in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (BR-9-4) $30.00

 


RAB-36-12cover065.jpg (242039 bytes)RAB-36-12.jpg (32886 bytes) 154. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972. קאצק :אין געראנגל פאר אמתדיקייט KOTZK: IN GERANGL FAR EMESDIKEYT (VOLUME 2 ONLY). Tel-Aviv: Ha-Menorah, 1973. Cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine, 8vo, 694 pages. 1st edition. In Yiddish. Heschel’s biography of the “Kotzker Rebbe”, who was a strong influence on Heschel’s work. Title on English title page: Kotzk: The Struggle for Integrity. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism -- Poland -- Kock. Jews -- Poland -- Kock. Menahem Mendel, of Kotsk, 1787-1859. Menahem Mendel (Morgenstern) of Kotsk (1787–1859) was “one of the outstanding and most original leaders of the Hasidic movement. Menahem Mendel was born in Bilgoraj, Poland, to a rabbinic family. After his marriage he was exposed to Hasidism and traveled to Lublin to see R. Jacob Isaac ha-hozeh but only when he met R. Jacob Isaac ("The Holy Jew") of Przysucha (Pshishka), did he know that he had found himself a rebbe. After R. Jacob Isaac's death in 1814, he followed R. Simchah Bunem of Przysucha until his death (1827). An elite group of R. Simchah Bunem's Hasidim accepted R. Menahem Mendel as a rebbe. He moved to Tomaszow with his followers, who left their families to live in a commune, led by him in the search for perfection in his extreme, intensive way. His contempt for conventions, social or religious, was more radical than his teachers' and it showed itself bluntly in the behavior of his Hasidim. The hostility toward him grew and so too the number of those who where attracted to him. After two years he moved to Kotsk, gradually becoming more and more saturnine and remote from his disciples. Disagreeing with R. Menahem Mendel's approach, his disciple and old friend R. Mordecai Joseph of Izbica left Kotsk to establish an alternative leadership as the dispute between them broke out dramatically on Simchat Torah 1839. R. Mordecai Joseph, who taught the complexity of the God's demands, and who was supportive in his relations with his disciples, challenged R. Menahem Mendel's absolute truth and his harshness toward his followers. Soon after, he closeted himself in a room next to the bet midrash, rarely leaving it for the last 20 years of his life. Only his family and a small number of disciples were allowed to enter. When he did enter the bet midrash he terrified those who saw him by his mere appearance. Before his death he made sure that all of his writings had been destroyed” (Ben-Dor, EJ, 2007) Includes bibliographical references. Very good + condition. (RAB-36-12) (ID #24587) $60.00. 

 


RAB-37-15.jpg (38555 bytes) 155. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua. AL RUACH HAKODESH BIYMEI HABINIM. New York. Softcover, 175-208 (ie 34) pages, 8vo. Offprint from Sefer Hayovel Likavod Alexander Marcs [Marx]. Beit HaMidrash LiRabanim B’America. Heschel (1907-1972) was a “U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow) ; on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. ” (Rothschild and Meir in EJ, 2007). Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-37-15) (ID #24603) $40.00. 

 


RAB-37-2.jpg (103252 bytes) 156. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua. HA-HEEMIN HA-RAMBAM SHE-ZAKHAH LA-NEVUAH?. New York: Ha-Akademyah Ha-Amerikanit Le-Mada’e Ha-Yahadut, 1945. Softcover, 8vo. Pages 159-188 (30 pages). In Hebrew. Offprint. “Tadpis mi-tokh sefer ha-yovel li-khevod Levi Gintsburg. ” Heschel (1907-1972) was a “U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow) ; on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. ” (Rothschild and Meir in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (UCLA, UCLA Reg Lib). Wear to edges of cover. Slight yellowing around edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-2) (ID #24591) $50.00. 

 


RAB-37-17.jpg (132252 bytes) 157. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua. LITOLDOT R’ PINCHAS MIKORITZ. Yerushalayim. Paperback, 213-244 (ie 31) pages, 8vo. Offprint from Alei Ein Minchat Devarim LiShlomo Zalman Shoken. Heschel (1907-1972) was a “U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow) ; on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. ” (Rothschild and Meir in EJ, 2007). Slight browning to edges of pages and cover. Cover repair on bottom. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-17) (ID #24605) $40.00. 

 


RAB-37-18.jpg (94154 bytes) 158. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua. R’ GERSHON KOTOBAR. HUCA, 1951. Softcover, 17-71 (ie 54) pages, 8vo. Offprint from HUCA. Volume XXIII, Part Two. Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Publication. Heschel (1907-1972) was a “U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow) ; on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. ” (Rothschild and Meir in EJ, 2007). Browning to edges of front and back cover. Chipping to edges of cover and spine. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-37-18) (ID #24606) $40.00. 

 


RAB-37-16.jpg (31938 bytes) 159. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua. R’ NACHMAN MIKOSOV, CHAVEIRO SHEL HABESHT. Yerushalayim. Softcover, 113-141 (ie 29) pages, 8vo. Offprint from Sefer Hayovel Likavod Tzvi Wolfson. The American Academy L’midei hayehadut. Heschel (1907-1972) was a “U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow) ; on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. ” (Rothschild and Meir in EJ, 2007). Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-37-16) (ID #24604) $40.00. 

 


RAB-36-13.jpg (233024 bytes) 160. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972. THE QUEST FOR CERTAINTY IN SAADIA’S PHILOSOPHY. New York: Philip Feldheim, 1944. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 67 pages. Reprinted from the Jewish Quarterly Review, Volume 33, numbers 2 & 3, and Volume 34, Number 4. 1st edition as such. Published when Heschel was only 37 years old, while at HUC. Heschel, “U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow) ; on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. Heschel wrote books and studies on medieval Jewish philosophy – on Saadiah Gaon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, and Don Isaac Abrabanel – as well as on Hasidism. He became one of the most influential modern philosophers of religion in the United States, where his work is widely recognized in Jewish and Christian circles. ” (Rothschild and Meir, EJ, 2007) Cover and pages slightly tanned. Very good condition. (RAB-36-13) (ID #24588) $60.00. 

 


161. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972. Dresner, Samuel H. THE CIRCLE OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV: STUDIES IN HASIDISM. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1985. Cloth, 8vo, xlv, 213 pages. SUBJECT (S): Hasidim -- Biography. Hasidism -- History. Hassidisme -- Biographies. Hassidisme -- Histoire. Ba`al Shem Tov, ca. 1700-1760. Includes index. / Bibliography: p. 197-206. Small edge tears to jacket, small piece of scotch tape on jacket. Owner’s stamp on flyleaf. Very good condition in Very good - jacket. (RAB-39-1) (ID #24630) $50.00. 

 


RAB-39-2.jpg (153334 bytes) 162. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972. Faierstein, Morris M. PROPHETIC INSPIRATION AFTER THE PROPHETS: MAIMONIDES AND OTHER MEDIEVAL AUTHORITIES. Hoboken, NJ: Ktav, 1996. Hardcover, 8vp, xv, 157 pages. SUBJECT (S): Prophecy -- Judaism -- History of doctrines. Mysticism -- Judaism. Spiritual life -- Judaism. Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Profetieën. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-139) and indexes. Edited by Morris M. Faierstein ; preface by Moshe Idel. Like new in very good+ jacket. (RAB-39-2) (ID #24631) $35.00. 

 


 

 

 


WOLFSON


RAB-46-4.jpg (66358 bytes) 163. • Wolfson, Harry Austryn. ESCAPING JUDAISM. New York: Menorah Press, Intercollegiate Menorah Association, 1923. Paperback, 12mo, 54 pages, 18 cm. Series: Menorah pamphlets; no. 2. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Jewish question. Cover title. Wolfson (1887-1974) was a “historian of philosophy. Born in Belorussia, Wolfson received his early education at the Slobodka yeshivah. Emigrating to the United States in 1903, he studied at Harvard and, from 1912 to 1914, held a traveling fellowship from Harvard, which enabled him to study and do research in Europe. In 1915 he was appointed to the Harvard faculty, becoming professor of Hebrew literature and philosophy in 1925. From 1923 to 1925 he also served as professor at the Jewish Institute of Religion. Wolfson received many academic honors for his pioneering researches. He was a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, serving as its president from 1935 to 1937, and a fellow of the Mediaeval Academy of America. He was president of the American Oriental Society in 1957–58, and also held membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1958 he was awarded the prize of the American Council of Learned Societies. In 1965 the American Academy for Jewish Research published the Harry Austryn Wolfson Jubilee Volume (in English and Hebrew) in his honor” (Hyman in EJ, 2007). Hinge repair. Book and first page not attached to cover binding. Wear to cover binding edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-46-4) (ID #24735) $30.00. 

 



RAB-46-12.jpg (78275 bytes) 164. • Wolfson, Harry Austryn. REPERCUSSIONS OF THE KALAM IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1979. Hardcover, xii, 238 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Philosophie juive. Philosophie medievale. Jodendom. Islam. Theologie. Joodse filosofie. Parole de Dieu (theologie) -- Enseignement coranique -- Influence. Judaisme -- Doctrines -- Relations -- Islam -- Doctrines -- Moyen age. Islam -- Doctrines -- Relations -- Judaisme -- Doctrines -- Moyen age. Includes bibliographical references and index. Wear to edges of dust jacket. Very good condition. (Rab-46-12) (ID #24742) $30.00. 

 

 


RAB-52-7.jpg (113580 bytes) 165. Wolfson, H. A. (Harry Austryn), 1887-1974. Ed. Isadore Twersky & George H. Williams. STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION. Complete in 2 volumes.Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press 1973-1977. Cloth, 8vo, xvii, [1], 626 + xiv, [1], 639 p.; 22.5 cm. Gathers together 27 and 28 essays by Wolfson in English as well as 2 in Hebrew. “For almost forty years Harry Wolfson has devoted himself unreservedly, indeed heroically, to a bold and imaginative project entitled ‘Structure and Growth of Philosophic Systems from Plato to Spinoza.’ The fastidiously reasoned, intricately textured thesis underlying this grand project and unifying its many offshoots has been succinctly and lucidly described by Wolfson himself in the preface to Religious Philosophy: ‘If we are to follow the conventional method of dividing philosophy into ancient, medieval, and modern, then medieval philosophy is to be defined as that system of thought which flourished between pagan Greek philosophy, which know not of Scripture, and that body of philosophic writings which ever since the seventeenth century has tried to free itself from the influence of Scripture. Medieval philosophy so defined was founded by Philo. He is the interpreter of Greek philosophy in terms of certain fundamental teachings of his Hebrew Scripture, whereby he revolutionized philosophy and remade it into what became the common philosophy of the three religions with cognate Scriptures, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This triple scriptural religious philosophy, which was built up by Philo, reigned supreme as a homogeneous, if not a thoroughly unified, system of thought until the seventeenth century, when it was pulled down by Spinoza.’” (from vol.1, p. v-vi) -- As the twelfth volume of his Structure, Wolfson intended ‘a definitive revision of Spinoza, with cross-references to all the previous books of the series’ (Schwarz, Wolfson of Harvard, p. 224). Both Volumes Very Good Condition in Very Good Jackets. A Beautiful Set. (RAB-52-7) $215.00

 




PRE-1920 AMERICAN IMPRINTS


bib-7-19.jpg (73811 bytes) 166. • Benjaminson, Abraham Loeb (Avraham Leyb Binyaminzohn). מלחמה בשלום : ויכוח בין שני אוהבים יהודי MILHAMAH BE-SHALOM: VIKUAH BEN SHENE OHAVIM YEHUDI VE-NOTSRI BE-INYENE HA-DAT. New York: A. H. Rozenberg, 1898. Harcover, 8vo, 92 pages. In Hebrew. Goldman 1068: "Benjaminson authored this fictional dialogue between 'Abraham, ' a Jewish preacher, and 'peter, ' a Christian priest, to instruct Jews how to respond to Christological arguments. " Abrahamson notes in the introduction to this work: "And now I call out to you...the writers of Israel...come with me and help me in this holy war...write, publish, bring to light and vindicate our holy religion. We are all obligated by this holy responsibility, for if we are not for ourselves, then who will be for us, and if not now, then when? And who knows, maybe Divine Providence caused all this [i. E. The pogroms] to bring us here to this free land, where there is no satanic adversary, demon of destruction or devil (censor) over the press. Everyone may speak and write as he wishes concerning matters of religion...However, to our sorrow, we have become used to the barrier placed over our mouths by our enemies in all the lands of the dispersion. We have ceased to speak on matters of religion because one could never know who might take offence. Over time this custom has become second nature to us...not to respond with the truth because it was a time to be silent (and this was when we were in cursed Russia). But now it is a time to speak (now that we are in the land of freedom). " SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Disputations -- Jewish-Christian. Flyleaf brittle and chipped. Ex-library. Otherwise very good condition. (BIB-7-19) (ID #23949) $60.00. 

 


RAB-34a-16.jpg (120954 bytes) 167. • Album, Simon Hirsch. DIVRE EMET: 'AL DEVAR SHEVU'AT HA-EMET... UVE-'INYAN HA-KASHRUT... (VOLUME 1 ONLY). Chicago; United States, 1904. Hardcover, 87 pages, 8vo, facsims, 22 cm. Volume 1. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Dietary laws. Shehitah. Oaths (Jewish law). Vol. 2 includes also Mehaah geluyah in Hebrew, Yiddish or English, 28 p. At end. Originally published: Chicago, 1904-1912. Other Titles: Mehaah geluyah. Album (1849-1921) was "born in Tazitz, Lithuania, and studied at the Volozhin yeshivah where he received his ordination. After spending much of his early career working as a rabbi in Russia, Album immigrated to America in 1891. He settled in Chicago and assumed the pulpit of the new Mishna Ugemoro Synagogue, which served the substantial immigrant community. He held this pulpit until his death, overseeing the growth of the congregation and the opening of a second satellite synagogue. Despite his successes as a scholar, communal leader, and congregational rabbi, Album's tenure was not entirely untroubled. His involvement in a number of intra-communal squabbles suggests a difficult personality and penchant for feuding. The most serious of these confrontations occurred in 1903 after Jacob David Willowski was invited to Chicago to serve as the chief rabbi of a collection of allied synagogues. Willowski quickly set out to establish oversight and control of the kashrut supervision of Chicago's vast abattoirs. This move angered Album, who shortly before had secured an arrangement to act as the sole supervisor for the shohatim working at the major packing plants that supplied much of America's centrally slaughtered meat. Album published a polemic that vilified Willowsky. The ugly public dispute that followed created friction and divisions within the immigrant community, eventually degenerating into a violent confrontation in a synagogue between supporters of the two men. The bickering subsided when Jacob Willowski resigned his post and left Chicago for Palestine. Among Album's writings are Divrei Emet, Meha'ah Geluyah, and Teshuvah al Hanutat ha-Metim. " (Mendelsohn in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Harvard). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear to cover spine and binding. Slight staining on front cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-16) (ID #24554) $135.00. 

 


RAB-44-12.jpg (193194 bytes) 168. • Rivkind, Moses Mordecai Israel. גדולת מרדכי: ... כלול בו שו״ת ... והרבה חידושים ... וביאורים ופשטים על התורה ומדרשים ... EDULAT MORDEKHAI:...KALUL BO SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT...VE-HARBEH HIDUSHIM...U-VE URIM U-FESHATIM AL HA-TORAH U-MIDRASHIM... Chicago: Bi-Defus H. L. Mitas, 1904. Hardcover, 8vo, 39 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Deinard 109. Goldman 723: Rivkind “served as a rabbi and preacher in St. Paul (MN), Indianapolis (IN) (prior to 1904), Des Moines (IA), (ca. 1904) and Philadelphia, prior to being hired as the preacher of New York’s Kehal Adath Jeshurun…. [Gedulat Mordekhai] contains a commentary on the weekly lections of Genesis, on responsum (on the direction one must face when praying in America), and a poem on mussar” as well as “advice on how to raise children in America. ” In this work, Rivkind also suggests that “references to idolaters and gentiles do not pertain to those nations among whom contemporary Jews live and that Jews must pray on behalf of their host countries” (Goldman) SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Wear to cover binding. Light chipping to cover corners and edges. Very good condition. (Rab-44-12) (ID #24720) $125.00. 

 


RAB-44-2.jpg (107682 bytes) 169. • Blau, Joel, Max Reichler, David De Sola Pool. JEWISH EUGENICS AND OTHER ESSAYS: 3 PAPERS READ BEFORE THE NEW YORK BOARD OF JEWISH MINISTERS 1915. New York: Bloch, 1916. Hardcover, 8vo, 103 pages, 19 cm. Contents: I. Jewish Eugenics by Max Reichler -- II. The defective in Jewish law and literature by Joel Blau -- III. Capital punishment among the Jews by D. De Sola Pool. SUBJECT (S): Jews. Eugenics. People with disabilities in rabbinical literature. People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law). Capital punishment (Jewish law). Pool (1885-1970) was a “U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. Pool, who was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool went to the U. S. In 1907 to become minister of the Sephardi Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City, the oldest synagogue in the U. S. He served there until his retirement in 1956. Pool's other posts and activities included: president of the New York Board of Rabbis; member of Herbert Hoover's food conservation staff; field organizer and director of army camp work of the Jewish Welfare Board during World War I; U. S. Representative of the Zionist Commission in Jerusalem to help implement the Balfour Declaration; regional director for Palestine and Syria of the Joint Distribution Committee; founder and director of the Jewish Education Committee of New York; president of the Union of Sephardic Congregations; president of the Synagogue Council of America; chairman of the Committee of Army and Navy Religious Activities of the National Jewish Welfare Board; vice president and president of the American Jewish Historical Society; and U. S. Delegate to the NATO Atlantic Congress in London. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works. ” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-44-2) (ID #24710) $100.00.

 

 


amr-36-20.jpg (95425 bytes) 170. • Wechsler, Moshe. SEFER BIRCHAT MOSHE. New York, Moses Wechsler, 1902. Cloth, 20, 8 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. In Rashi type. Wechsler was born in Michalove, Borsod Province, Hungary, in 1849 and was ordained by various rabbis. He published a Hebrew/German newspaper in Miskolc, Hungary in 1882 and immigrated to America in 1885. He operated a printing press in New York and published a number of early Yiddish periodicals, including one of the first for women. Wechsler was active in the Hungarian Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, where he served as president prior to 1889. He also served as rabbi in Yonkers, New Brunswick, and, from 1895 until at least 1917, New York. In 1895 Wechsler helped Bernard Drachman and Henry Pereira Mendes found the Vaad Harabbonim Mahzike Hadath (Goldman 713). No copies listed on OCLC. Water stained title page. Wear to binding. Yellowing of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (amr-36-20) (ID #24109) $100.00. 

 


FESTSCHRIFTEN


RAB-33-7.jpg (105506 bytes) 171. • Luzzatto, Samuel David and Wilhelm Bacher. SAMUEL DAVID LUZZATTO: EIN GEDENKBUCH ZUM HUNDERTSTEN GEBURTSTAGE, 22. AUGUST 1900. Berlin: A. Katz, 1900. Softcover, 114 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Luzzatto, Samuel David, 1800-1865. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 2 copes worldwide (Stanford, Cambridge). Stained pages. Hinge repair. Wear to edges of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-7) (ID #24161) $125.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-40-7.jpg (63647 bytes) 172. • American Academy For Jewish Research. SEFER HA-YOVEL LI-KHEVOD LEVI GINTSBURG: LI-MELOT LO SHIV’IM SHANAH. New York: Ha-Akademyah Ha-Amerikanit Le-Mada’e Ha-Yahadut, 1946. Hardcover, 8vo, ix, 446 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. Hebrew volume of the Festschrift for Louis Ginzberg (an English volume was also published). SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature. Ginzberg, Louis. Published simultaneously with the English section. Other Titles: Louis Ginzberg; jubilee volume: Hebrew section. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Light wear. Wear to cover binding. Bumped corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-7) (ID #24647) $95.00. 

 

 


RAB-40-17.jpg (227904 bytes) 173. • American Academy For Jewish Research. LOUIS GINZBERG; JUBILEE VOLUME ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY. ENGLISH SECTION. New York, The American Academy For Jewish Research, 1945. Softcover, 8vo, ix, 446 pages front, portrait, 24 cm. English volume of the Festschrift for Louis Ginzberg. A Hebrew volume was also published. Contents: Goldman, Solomon. The portrait of a teacher. --Cohen, Boaz. Bibliography of the writings of Prof. Louis Ginzberg. --Albright, W. F. The list of Levitic cities. --Baron, S. W. Levi Herzfeld, the first Jewish economic historian. --Bickerman, E. J. The date of Fourth Maccabees. --Cohen, Boaz. Civil bondage in Jewish and Roman law. --Efros, Israel. Saadyah’s second theory of creation in its relation to Pythagoreanism and Platonism. --Gandz, Solomon. Complememtary fractons in Bible and Talmud. --Ginsberg, H. L. Psalms and inscriptions of petition and acknowledgement. --Gordis, Robert. Studies in the relationship of Biblical and rabbinic Hebrew. --Kisch, Guido. SUBJECT (S): Jewish literature. Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953. Published simultaneously with the Hebrew section. Relations between Jewish and Christian courts in the Middle Ages--Marcus, Ralph. Jewish and Greek elements in the Septuagint--Marmorstein, A. The introduction of R. Hoshaya to the first chapter of Genesis rabba. --Neuman, A. A. The Shebet Yehudah and sixteenth century historiography. --Sonne, Isaiah. The schools of Shammai and Hillel seen from within. --Sperber, Alexander. Specimen of a Targum edition. --Spiegel, Shalom. Noah, Daniel, and Job, touching on Cannaanite relics in the legends of the Jews. --Strauss, Leo. Farabi's Plato. --Torrey, C. C. A revised view of First Esdras. --Wolfson, H. A. Maimonides on negatives attributes. Ex-library. Spine repair. Chipping to edges of back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-17) (ID #24657) $100.00. 

 



bib-8-4.jpg (144524 bytes) 174. • Berlin, Charles, 1936-. INDEX TO FESTSCHRIFTEN IN JEWISH STUDIES. Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1971. Cloth, 8vo, xl, 319 pages. SUBJECT (S): Festschriften -- Jews -- Indexes. Jews -- Bibliography. Juifs -- Bibliographie. Études juives -- Bibliographie. Mélanges (Recueils) -- Bibliographie. Jodendom. Feestbundels. Ex-library with labels and book pocket. Very Good + condition. (BIB-8-4) (ID #24075) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


fest-4-12.jpg (40467 bytes)fest-4-12frontispiece.jpg (128141 bytes) 175. • Finkel, Joshua, 1904- 1983; Hoenig, Sidney B; (Sidney Benjamin); Stitskin, Leon D. SEFER HA-YOVEL LI-KHEVOD DR. YEHOSHUA FINKEL. Nyu York: Yeshivah-Universitah, 1974. Hardcover, 8vo, 226, 190 pages. In Hebrew and English. Finkel was a "U. S. Orientalist and scholar. Finkel was born in Warsaw, Poland, and was taken to the United States in 1913. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He studied the relationship of Islam to Judaism. Part of his research included Persian, Egyptian, and Arabic texts in manuscript. He spent the years 1924-26 in research in Egypt, where he procured the manuscripts of the three Arabic epistles of al-Jahiz (c. 776-868), a celebrated Muslim polygraph, which he published in Cairo in 1926. From 1937 he taught Semitic languages at Yeshiva University. His later interest in psychoanalysis produced some studies in which he applied psychoanalytic theories to Jewish cultural phenomena" (Halkin, EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Jews -- History. Judaism -- History. Semitic philology. Includes annotated bibliography of the writings of Joshua Finkel on pages 177-186, and bibliographical references. Institutional stamp and bookplate on inside cover and flyleaf. Very good condition. (FEST-4-12) (ID #23613) $30.00. 

 


bib-8-7.jpg (86786 bytes) 176. • Marcus, Jacob Rader, 1896-1995. Bilgray, Albert. AN INDEX TO JEWISH FESTSCHRIFTEN. New York: Kraus Reprint Co, 1937. Cloth, 4to, 6, 154 pages. SUBJECT (S) Descriptor: Festschriften -- Indexes. Jews -- Bibliography. Mélanges (Recueils) -- Bibliographie -- Index. Juifs -- Bibliographie. Note(s): Reproduced from type-written copy./ "List of Festschriften": p. [1]-6 (1st group)./ Reprint of the 1937 ed., published by Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati. Very Good + condition. (BIB-8-7) (ID #24076) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-43-8.jpg (283001 bytes) 177. • Philipson, David; 1862-1949. Neumark, David; 1866-1924. Morgenstern, Julian; 1881-1976. STUDIES IN JEWISH LITERATURE, ISSUED IN HONOR OF PROFESSOR KAUFMANN KOHLER, PH.D., PRESIDENT HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, CINCINNATI, OHIO, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, MAY THE TENTH, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1913. Paper wrappers, large 8vo, 301 pages. In German and English. Beautifully printed frontis piece portrait of Kohler. Kohler (1843–1926), was a “U. S. Reform rabbi and president of Hebrew Union College. Kaufmann Kohler was born in Fuerth, Bavaria, long known as a center of rabbinic learning, and was himself descended from rabbinic stock. He pursued rabbinical studies from an early age and in 1862 entered the gymnasium at Frankfurt. While in that city he came under the influence of Samson Raphael Hirsch, champion of Neo-Orthodoxy, and, though later diverging sharply from his viewpoint, never ceased to pay tribute to his influence. Kohler pursued his university studies at Berlin and Erlangen, receiving a doctorate in 1867. His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis, Der Segen Jacobs (1867), took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him. For a time he continued his studies at Leipzig with a view to entering the academic world, but, warmly recommended by the German Reform leader Abraham Geiger, Kohler accepted the office of rabbi of Congregation Beth El, Detroit (1869). In 1871 he moved to Sinai Congregation, Chicago (where he introduced Sunday services in 1874), and in 1879 he succeeded his father-in-law, David Einhorn, at Temple Beth El, New York. Kohler emerged as a national champion of Reform Judaism in 1885 when, replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward (1885). 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. His dealings were not always diplomatic, and he was soon involved in a clash with several members of the faculty on the subject of Zionism, which he opposed. He became the chief spokesman for classical Reform. His major theological work was Jewish Theology Systematically and Historically Considered (1918; repub. 1968), which traces Jewish thought from the perspective of 19th-century Reform Judaism. He revamped the curriculum, introduced biblical criticism and reduced the time spent on Talmud, but also held daily services and taught reverence through study. Under his presidency the College moved to a new, spacious setting. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus (1921) and returned to New York. ” (Temkin & Berenbaum, EJ, 2007) Contents: Biographical sketch of Dr. K. Kohler by M. J. Kohler. --Kaufmann Kohler as reformer, by D. Philipson. --Dr. Kohler's systematic theology, by D. Neumark. --The Decalogue in art, by I. Abrahams. --Satzung vom Sinai, von W. Bacher. --Remarks on the importance of Zachariah as a prophet, by M. Buttenwieser. --Bemerkungen zur alten jüdischen Liturgie, von I. Elbogen. --Kawwana: the struggle for inwardness in Judaism, by H. G. Enelow. --The exodus in the Bible, by H. Englander. --The reformation of Hezekiah, by E. Frisch. --Die Zurechtweisung der Seele, von I. Goldziher. --Principles of religious instruction in Jewish schools, by L. Grossmann. --R. Moses 'Hayim Luzzato's "Pathof the righteous, " by E. G. Hirsch. --Die Ehe zwischen Onkel und Nichte, von S. Krauss. --The Sadducees and Pharisees. A study of their respective attitudes towards the law, by J. Z. Lauterbach. --Dreams as a cause of literary compositions, by H. Malter. --Josh. 4: 4, by M. L. Margolis. --The Levirate Marriage in Jewish law, by I. I. Mattuck. --Genesis 14, by J. Morgenstern. --Allegorische Gesetzesauslegung bei den älteren Karäern, von S. Poznanski. --Midrash fragment, by Solomon Schechter. --Bibliography of Rev. Kaufmann Kohler, by A. S. Oko. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Kohler, Kaufmann, 1843-1926. Missing back cover, spine repaired. First few pages creased at corner. PAGES UNCUT. Very Good condition. (RAB-43-8) (ID #24761) $30.00. 

 



RAB-43-11.jpg (113728 bytes) 178. • Wiener Maimonides-Institut ; Kaminka, Armand, 1866-1950. ספר היובל לכבוד הרב ד''ר אהרן קאמינקא : ליום מלאת לו שבעים שנה FESTSCHRIFT ARMAND KAMINKA: ZUM SIEBZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAGE. Wien: Wiener Maimonides-Institut, 1937. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, xv, 148, 58 pages. In German, Italian and Hebrew. Includes frontis piece portrait. Series: Schriften des Wiener Maimonides-Instituts; Includes writings by Moritz Bauer, Martin Buber, Umberto Cassuto, and others. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Hebrew literature. Kaminka, Armand, 1866-1950. Note(s): Includes bibliographical references. Kaminka (1866-1950) was a “rabbi and scholar. Kaminka, who was born in Berdichev, studied at the universities of Berlin and Paris as well as at the orthodox Rabbinerseminar in Berlin and the Lehranstalt fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin. His first appointment was as rabbi at Frankfurt on the Oder, then as preacher at the Reform temple in Prague (1893–97). After serving as chief rabbi of Esseg (Osyek), Slavonia (1897–1900), he moved to Vienna where he became secretary of the Israelitische Allianz (whose history he described in Haolam, 35 (1948), nos. 1–11). In 1903 Kaminka was sent by the Israelitische Allianz to Kishinev to investigate the pogrom that had taken place there that April. He also taught Talmud, philosophy, and history at the bet hamidrash of I. H. Weiss (1901–04), as well as at the community's religious teachers' training college. In 1924 Kaminka founded Maimonides College (for the spreading of Jewish knowledge among Viennese Jewry), and from 1926 lectured on Talmud and Jewish philosophy at the University of Vienna. With the annexation of Austria by Hitler in 1938, Kaminka settled in Palestine. ” (Grill, EJ, 2007) Rebound in modern paper wrappers, with original front cover. Original cover chipped. Good + condition. (RAB-43-11) (ID #24763) $50.00. 

 


FICTION


rab-30-5a376.jpg (156258 bytes) 179. • Grade, Chaim. THE YESHIVA. VOL. I & II. New York: Menorah, 1976. Paperback, 8vo. 399 pages. SUBJECT (S): Fiction. ISBN: 0932232051. 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) Light wear. Very Good Condition (RAB-30-5A) (ID #24765) $140.00. 

 

 


OTHER RABBINICS AND MEDIEVAL


RAB-44-5.jpg (162686 bytes) 180. • Bacher, Wilhelm. RABBANAN: DIE GELEHRTEN DER TRADITION. Strassburg: K. J. Truubner, 1914. Softcover, 8vo, 104 pages, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Aggada. Wilhelm Bacher (1850-1913) was a “Hungarian Semitic scholar. Bacher was born in Lipto-Szent-Miklos (now Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas, Slovakia), the son of the Hebrew poet Simon Bacher. In 1876 he was ordained and appointed rabbi of Szeged, Hungary, and the following year professor at the newly founded rabbinical seminary in Budapest, where he taught biblical exegesis, Midrash, homiletics, and Hebrew poetry and grammar. From 1907 until the end of his life he was head of the seminary. In 1884 with Joseph Banoczi he founded the Hungarian Jewish monthly Magyar Zsido Szemle. In 1894 he helped found a Jewish-Hungarian literary society, Izraelita Magyar Irodalmi Tarsulat, and was the editor of its yearbook until 1899; this society instituted the publication of a Hungarian translation of the Bible. At the same time Bacher served as a consulting editor for the Jewish Encyclopedia and wrote a number of monographs for it. Bacher's fields of study included biblical exegesis, Hebrew philology, aggadah and Midrash, and Judeo-Persian literature. … In his works on aggadah he classified aggadic sayings by author determining the contribution of each tanna and amora. These works include Die Agada der Babylonischen Amoraer; Die Agada der Tannaiten; Die Agada der Palaestinischen Amoraer; Die Prooemien der Alten juedischen Homilie; Rabbanan, Beitrag zur Geschichte der anonymen Agada; and Tradition und Tradenten in den Schulen Palaestinas und Babyloniens…Bacher was the only Jewish scholar of his generation to deal with Judeo-Persian literature. His continuous flow of publications, based on the collection of Judeo-Persian manuscripts of Elkan Nathan Adler, made him the undisputed authority in this field…. Bacher helped lay the foundations for the study of Hebrew grammar from the talmudic period to the end of the Middle Ages; he was the first scholar to deal with the Hebrew and Arabic poetry of Yemen. Above all, he was one of the first scholars to engage in the scientific study of aggadah and Midrash” (Zobel in EJ, 2007). Wear and slight chipping to cover binding. Slight coloring to cover edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-44-5) (ID #24713) $50.00. 

 


181. • Cooperman, Bernard (Editor). JEWISH THOUGHT IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY (Harvard Judaic Texts and Studies, 2.) Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1983. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 492 pages. Includes "Some recent research, Bernard D. Cooperman" on pages 488-492. Also includes bibliographical references. This large volume, distinguished by original analyses, authoritative syntheses, and sophisticated suggestions for revisionist approaches to certain problems, contains most of the papers prepared for the international colloquium on 'Jewish Thought In The Sixteenth Century' which was held at Harvard University under the auspices of the Center For Jewish Studies. New Condition. ISBN: 0-674-47462-7 $15.00

 

 

 

 


bib-15-30.jpg (99206 bytes) 182. • MASECHETH AVOTH. Jerusalem, 1913. Hardcover, 102 leaves, 8vo. With the commentary by Elijah Sarahsohn, Maggid of Lomza and Suvalk, and later, Jerusalem. Revised by Chaim Michal Michlin. Second edition. Contains many approbations of important Rabbinic leaders including: Rabbis Jacob Ettlinger, Yitzchak Elchanan of Kovno, Israel Salanter, etc. Published by the author's grandson Yecheskel Sarahsohn of New York. Browned pages. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear to cover and binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-30) (ID #24299) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-39-5.jpg (88831 bytes) 183. • Adlerblum, Nima Hirschensohn, 1881- 1974. A STUDY OF GERSONIDES IN HIS PROPER PERSPECTIVE. New York, Columbia University Press, 1926. Paper wrappers, small 8vo, ix, 140 pages. 1st edition. SUBJECT (S): Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344. Doctoral thesis on Levi Ben Gershom, a French mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and biblical commentator. Adlerblum was an “author and philosopher. Adlerblum, a daughter of Hayyim Hirschensohn, was born in Jerusalem but left the city with her parents when she was about 11, moving to Turkey and later to the United States. She studied in Paris and subsequently at Columbia University, where she became closely associated with John Dewey. Her doctoral thesis, A Study of Gersonides in His Proper Perspective (Columbia University Press, 1926), was actually a call for a new approach to Jewish philosophy, which she felt was wrongly assessed by being viewed in its relation to other contemporary philosophies, maintaining that its true main thrust could be detected only when it was examined within its own environment. This conception, she argued, was best expressed by Judah Halevi (1075–1145) who, in his Kuzari, maintained that Judaism had its own spiritual ideas and ideals, which were intimately bound with the historic experience of the Jewish people. Her attitude coincided with John Dewey's philosophical theory that the value of abstract thinking depended on its concern with living experience and its fruitful application to life, but her views were challenged and criticized by many scholars. ” "List of Gersonides' works": p. 131-134. Bibliography: p. 135-140. (Peli, EJ, 2007) Bound in handsome modern paper wrappers. Edgwear to first few pages. Soiling to text block and edge of some pages. Some underlining and margin notes throughout. Good condition. An important work, here in its first edition. (RAB-39-5) (ID #24634) $125.00. 

 


heblit- 5-11.jpg (64476 bytes) 184. • Bacher, Wilhelm; Alexander Siskind Barinovitz. אגדת אמוראי ארץ ישראל AGADAT AMORAE ERETS-YISRAEL. VOLUME 2. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1926. Cloth, 8vo. 269 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two, in two parts. SUBJECT(S): Amoraim; Aggada. Ex library. Light wear, good condition. (HebLit-5-11) (ID #24516) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


heblit-2-18.jpg (84811 bytes) 185. • Barth, Aron. בריאת העולם באור המדע החדיש BERIAT HA-`OLAM BAOR HA-MADO HA-HADISH. Jerusalem: No Publisher, 1962. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 11, 109 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Creation; Judaism and science. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Yale, JTSA). Ex library. Light water stains throughout, covers soiled, good condition. (HebLit-2-18) (ID #24378) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-42-2.jpg (139680 bytes) 186. • Bentsher, Barukh, D. 1791. Gins, Yosef Bunem. ספר מצות השם: כולל תרי״ג מצות כסדר התורה וע״פ דעת הרמב״ם ... רמב״ן ... סמ״ג ... סמ״ק וספר חרדים ושבע מצות דרבנן וקצת לאוין דרבנן וקצת תקנות דרבנן ושבע מצות בני נח וי״ח כללים: גם תקוני תשובות על העבירות ... תרי״ג מצות לבעל הלכות גדולות ... SEFER MITSVAT HA-SHEM: TARYAG MITSVOT KE-SEDER HA-TORAH VE-AL PI DAAT HA-RAMBAM... RAMBAN... SEMAG... SEMAK... SEFER HAREDIM: GAM TIKUNE TESHUVOT AL HA-AVEROT... Pressburg: Gedrukt Bei Anton Edlen Fon Shmid, 1845. Cloth, 8vo, 232 pages. ; 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Commandments, Six hundred and thirteen -- Early works to 1800. Noahide laws. Other title on title page: Mizwas Haschem. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (JTS, HUC, Universities of Manchester, and Toronto) Ex-library with bookplate and stamp. Wear and soil to covers, small chip and soil to title page, some damp stain to pages. Good condition. (RAB-42-2) (ID #24674) $125.00. 

 


heblit-2-23.jpg (87676 bytes) 187. • Bernfeld, Simon. דעת אלהים: תולדות הפלוסופיא הדתית בישראל DA`AT ELOHIM: TOLDOT HA-FILOSOFYA HA-DATIT BE-YISRAEL. Warsaw: Ahiasaf, 1922. Cloth, 8vo. Xx, 609 pages. In Hebrew. Mahadurah hadashah edition. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish; Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. "Bernfeld was born in Stanislav, Galicia, and was educated in Koenigsberg and Berlin. In 1886 he was appointed chief rabbi of the Sephardi community of Belgrade, Serbia; he remained there until 1894, when he returned to Berlin and devoted himself to scholarly pursuits. He continued his literary work until his death, despite blindness in his later years. Bernfeld wrote several monographs in Hebrew on Jewish history and philosophy, the earliest published when he was only 19." (Klausner, EJ) Hinges starting, shaken, pages tanned, minor wear to covers, good- condition. (HebLit-2-23) (ID #24383) $30.00. 

 


RAB-33-6.jpg (129054 bytes) 188. • Bloch, M. DIE ETHIK IN DER HALACHA. Budapest: Buchdruckerei Des Athenaeum, 1886. Hardcover, 96, 37 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In German. Series: Jahresbericht der Landes-Rabbinerschule in Budapest fur das Schuljahr; 1885-86; SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Tradition (Judaism). Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Browning of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-6) (ID #24160) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-34a-22.jpg (172319 bytes) 189. • Brill, Yehiel, David Maroka Martika and Yosef Zabara. חוברת יין לבנון : שלשה ספרים נפתחים OVERET YEN LEVANON: SHELOSHAH SEFARIM NIFTAHIM. JEN LIBANON: 3 MANUSCRITS INEDTIS. Paris: J. Bril, 1866. Cloth hardcover, 21, 24, 40 pages, illustrated, 8vo, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Solomon Schechter's copy with posthumous bookplate and his notes on some pages. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Rosh ha-Shanah -- Commentaries. Contains Zekhut adam by David Maroka Martika and Sefer Sha'shu'im by Yosef Zabara. Cover title: Sefer Yen Levanon. Other Titles: Yen Levanon. ; Sefer Yen Levanon. ; Jen Libanon. Brill (1836-1886) was " a pioneer of the Hebrew press in Palestine. Brill left his native Russia in the late 1850s, and after much wandering went to Erez Israel. He married the daughter of Jacob Saphir, and settled in Jerusalem from where he sent reports to Hebrew newspapers in the Diaspora. Together with Joel Moses Salomon and Michael Cohen he established Jerusalem's second Hebrew printing press, and began publishing the monthly Ha-Levanon, the first Hebrew periodical to appear in Palestine. A year later the publication was suspended and Brill went to Paris. There he revived his paper in 1865, first as a biweekly and later as a weekly. After the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) he moved to Mainz, where he established a Hebrew printing press and published Ha-Levanon as a Hebrew supplement to Der Israelit, the Orthodox German weekly. Ha-Levanon supported the halukkah and the Jerusalem rabbis. A staunch defender of religious tradition, Brill also pleaded the cause of settlement in Erez Israel along the lines attempted by members of the old yishuv, outside the Jerusalem walls, and in Petah Tikvah. After the Russian pogroms of 1881 and the rise of Hibbat Zion, Brill returned to Erez Israel at the head of a small group of Jewish farmers from Belorussia who settled in Mazkeret Batyah (Ekron). However, he became embroiled in an argument concerning the policy of the agricultural school, Mikveh Israel, and with other settlers and left the country disillusioned. In 1884 he settled in London and began publishing the short-lived Yiddish weekly, Ha-Shulamit. Shortly before his death he revived Ha-Levanon in London, but only 11 issues appeared" (Kressel and Elkoshi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Univ of Leeds). Ex-library. Water stain throughout book. Hinge repair. Staining to front and back cover. Chipping to edges of cover corners and binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-34A-22) (ID #24559) $175.00. 

 


RAB-33-5.jpg (61753 bytes) 190. • Epstein, J. N. DER GAONAISCHE KOMMENTAR ZUR ORDNUNG TOHOROTH: EINE KRITISCHE EINLEITUNG ZU DEM R. HAI GAON ZUGESCHRIEBENEN KOMMENTAR. Berlin: Mayer & Muller, 1915. Hardcover, vi, 160 pages, 8vo, 25 cm. In German. Boaz Cohen’s copy with his signature on title page. Notes on inside cover. SUBJECT (S): Geonic literature -- History and criticism. Named Person: Hai ben Sherira, 939-1038. Title Subject: Mishnah. Tohorot (Order) -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references. Wear to binding. Wear to edges of cover and folding. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-5) (ID #24159) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-42-9.jpg (96378 bytes) 191. • Gordis, Daniel H. SIGNIFICANCE THROUGH SYMBOL: REDEFINING AUTHORITY IN JEWISH LAW. Los Angeles, CA: University Of Judaism, 1986. Pamphlet, 19 pages. Series: University papers, University of Judaism, v. 5, no. 3 (June 1986) ; SUBJECT(S): Jewish law -- Philosophy. Jewish law -- History. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists only 7 copies worldwide. Very good + condition. (RAB-42-9) (ID #24681) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


GER-8-6.jpg (92397 bytes) 192. • Joseph, Ha-Kohen, and M[eïr] Wiener. EMEK HABACHA VON R. JOSEPH HA COHEN. AUS DEM HEBRÄISCHEN INS DEUTSCHE ÜBERTRAGEN, MIT EINEM VORWORTE, NOTEN UND REGISTERN VERSCHEN UND MIT HEBRÄISCHEN HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN BEILAGEN BEREICHERT. Leipzig: Oskar Leiner, 1858. Three quarter leather; 8vo. Xiv, 226, xxvi, [25] pages. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Bibliographical annotations. Addenda and indices at end. " Ha Cohen was a historian and physician of the 16th century; in his "' Emek ha-Bakah, " "he dwells upon the sorrows and sufferings the Jews endured in various countries in the course of centuries. The book, which is a martyrology from beginning to end, closes with the 24th of Tammuz, 5335 (1575). The author's moderation and self-control are admirable. His work is valuable also on account of its brilliant narrative, excellent characterization, and fine Biblical style. Having lived in Italy from his childhood and become acquainted with persons prominent politically, he is a valuable source for the history of his time; concerning many events, he had closely examined competent witnesses. He also mentions a number of important facts ignored by other historians. " (Eduard Neumann and Richard Gottheil, JE) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- A. D. 70- Jews -- Persecutions. Backstrip missing, binding tight; slight wear to leather. Previous owner's signature on title page. Text clean. Very Good condition. (GER-8-6) (ID #16810) $125.00. 

 


heblit-2-9.jpg (82637 bytes) 193. • Moses, Samuel Ben David; Asher Anshel Grünwald. קיצור נחלת שבעה...מלוקט מספר נחלת שבעה שחיבר שמואל במו״ה דוד הלוי... וצרפתי אליו סדר ברכת אירוסין ונשואין וקצת דינים הנחוצים להם [המלקט] אשר אנשיל גרונוואלד KIZOR NAHALAT SHIV`AH. Avzarar: M. S. Gellis., 1926. Hardcover, 12mo. 48 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Marriage (Jewish law) ; Divorce (Jewish law) ; Forms (Jewish law). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA). Ex library, pages tanned, boards rather worn, hinges repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-9) (ID #24369) $65.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-33-13.jpg (122374 bytes) 194. • Schloessinger, Max. THE RITUAL OF ELDAD HA-DANI, RECONSTRUCTED AND EDITED FROM MANUSCRIPTS AND A GENIZAH FRAGMENT: WITH NOTES, AN INTRODUCTION AND AN APPENDIX ON THE ELDAD LEGENDS BY MAX SCHLOESSINGER. Leipzig, New-York Rudolf Haupt, 1908. Softcover, 132 pages, 8vo. 4 Bl, 132 S, 1 Tfl. 1st edition. Inscribed by author. Schloessinger (1877-1944) was “a scholar and Zionist worker. Schloessinger, born in Heidelberg, was educated at the Universities of Berlin and Vienna, at the Israelitische Lehranstalt Vienna, and at the Berlin Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. In 1903 he moved to New York as office editor of the Jewish Encyclopaedia. The following year he was appointed librarian and instructor at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, but resigned in 1907 following a dispute over Zionism. Returning to Germany, he began a successful import-export business. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I he moved to Holland for business reasons, and then settled in Palestine. Schloessinger was active in Zionist work in Holland, serving as director of the Jewish National Fund. His friendship with J. L. Magnes when both were students in Berlin led him to a close identification with the work of the Hebrew University. Schloessinger served as a member of the university's board of governors from its inception, and at various times acted as deputy to Magnes in the office of chancellor. In recognition of his contributions to the study of Islamic Jewish literature, Schloessinger was made a fellow of the University School of Oriental Studies. Owing to ill health, he moved to New York in 1939.” (Temkin in EJ, 2007) Ex-library with usual markings. Lacks plate at front. Hinge repair. Wear to outer edges of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-13). (ID #24167) $165.00. 

 


RAB-29-13.jpg (48966 bytes) 195. • 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. 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. 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 in EJ) Label on spine, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-29-13) (ID #20715) $50.00. 

 


heblit-2-42.jpg (110548 bytes) 196. • Tchernowitz, Chaim. תולדות הפוסקים: כולל שלשלת הפוסקים תכונת חיבוריהם ויסודי שיטותיהם בדרכי ההוראה TOLDOT HA-POSKIM: KOLEL SHALSHELET HA-POSKIM TEKHUNAT HAVREHEM VE-YISUDE SHITOTEHEM BE-DARKHE HA-HORAAH. VOLUME 2. New York: Va'ad Ha-Yovel, 1947. Cloth, 8vo. 302 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of three) only. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature - history and criticism; Jewish law - history and criticism. Tchernowitz (1871-1948) was born in Russia and studied in Lithuania; he was ordained in Kovno in 1896, after which he moved to Odessa and started a yeshiva that later became a rabbinical seminary. He emigrated to New York in 1923, where he taught at the Jewish Institute of Religion. As a teacher, he desired to combine traditional Jewish education with modern research and teaching methods. (Mikliszanski) Bookplate, very good condition. (HebLit-2-42) (ID #24402) $30.00. 

 


STudies in Medieval Jewish History Literature364.jpg (121759 bytes) 197. • Twersky, Isadore (Editor). STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. VOLUME I, in an ongoing series. (Harvard Judaic Monographs, No. 2). Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1979. Cloth, 8vo, 373 pages. SUBJECT(S): Literature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Movements & Periods : Medieval. New Condition. ISBN: 0-674-85192-7. $15.00

 

 

 

 

 


198. • Twersky, Isadore (Editor). STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. VOLUME II, in an ongoing series. (Harvard Judaic Monographs, No. 5). Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1984. Cloth, 8vo, 460 pages. SUBJECT(S): Literature & Fiction : History & Criticism : Movements & Periods : Medieval. New Condition. ISBN: 0-674-85193-5. $15.00

 

 

 

 


HEBlit-5-2.jpg (51528 bytes) 199. • Warnheim, W. קבוצת חכמים : כולל דברי מדע פרי ... חכמים שונים KEVUTSAT HAKHAMIM: KOLEL DIVRE MADA` PERI... HAKHAMIM SHONIM. WISSENSCHAFTLICHE AUFSÄTZE... Vienna: Gedruckt Bei Adalbert Della Torre, 1860. Cloth, 12mo. 118 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud - study and teaching. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Covers worn, endpapers and title page tanned and chipped, water stain in bottom corner throughout, good- condition. (HebLit-5-2) (ID #24507) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


heblit-3-8.jpg (84766 bytes) 200. • Yudilovits, Mordekhai Dov Ben Shelomoh. מחוזא: מחיי היהודים בזמן התלמו MAHOZA: MI-HAYE HA-YEHUDIM BI-ZEMAN HA-TALMUD. Jerusalem: Mosad Ha-Ruv Kuk, 1947. Cloth, 8vo. 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- history. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Pages tenned, good condition. (HebLit-3-8) (ID #24483) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-43-7.jpg (150820 bytes) 201. • (Zadokites) Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953. EINE UNBEKANNTE JUDISCHE SEKTE. ERSTER TEIL. New York: Im Selbstverlage Des Verfasers, 1922. Hardcover, 8vo, x, 384 pages. In German. Boaz Cohen’s copy, with ownership signature. Title in English: An Unknown Jewish Sect. SUBJECT (S): Zadokite documents. “An early study of the Zadokite Fragment from the Genizah which later turned out to be one of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Ginzberg 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. Born in Kovno, Lithuania, Ginzberg received a typical East European Jewish education: private tutors, four years of study at the Telz and Slobodka yeshivot, and academic studies at three German universities. After studying with Noeldeke at Strassburg, he received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg in 1898 for his study of the midrashim quoted by the Church Fathers. Ginzberg was a direct descendant (sixth generation) of Abraham, brother of Elijah, the Gaon of Vilna…Ginzberg's father and mother were extremely pious Jews and even though he became more liberal when he left home at age 15, he remained an observant Jew for the rest of his life. Nonetheless, he was plagued until his death by a certain ambivalence about following the path of Wissenschaft des Judentums. Ginzberg was a brilliant polymath, "a walking encyclopedia. " He knew most of the Bible by heart at age seven and had mastered much of rabbinic literature by age 14. His magnum opus, The Legends of the Jews, contains 36, 000 references which Ginzberg kept in his head. In addition to rabbinics, Ginzberg was an expert in philosophy, Kabbalah, and mathematics and he knew at least 12 languages. ” (Golinkin, EJ, 2007) Ex-library with institutional stamp. Spine repaired with black cloth tape. Chips and tears to title page, first and last few pages. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Royal Library of Denmark, JTS, and Spertus) Good condition. Scarce and important. (RAB-43-7) (ID #24760) $200.00. 

 


RAB-6-5-gordis.jpg (247351 bytes) 202. • Gordis, Robert. THE DYNAMICS OF JUDAISM: A STUDY IN JEWISH LAW. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. Cloth, 8vo. X, 244 pages. First edition. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- History. Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature. Gordis, Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, offers a broad and sensitive overview of Jewish law and its application to contemporary issues. Excellent condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-6-5) (ID #18210) $20.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-46-9.jpg (71818 bytes) 203. • Altmann, Alexander. STUDIES IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JEWISH INTELLECTUAL HISTORY. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1964. Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 215 pages, 25 cm. Series: Philip W. Lown Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies, Brandeis University. Studies and texts, v. 2; Variation: Brandeis University. Philip W. Lown Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies. Studies and texts; v. 2. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Intellectual life. Bibliographical footnotes. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to cover binding. Bumped corners. Very good condition. (Rab-46-9) (ID #24740) $30.00. 

 

 


RAB-34-6z.jpg (73824 bytes) 204. • Anapolski, Tsevi Hirsh. SIAH EREV:... HAMISHAH SIHOT..., 1863. Hardcover, 28 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Russia. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NYPL). Bound with BEIT HAMIDRASH (Vienna, 1865). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear to edges and corners of cover. Stained pages. (rab-34-6z) (ID #24171) $175.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


k-mx2-40.jpg (121550 bytes) 205. • Appel, Gersion. A PHILOSOPHY OF MIZVOT: THE RELIGIOUS-ETHICAL CONCEPTS OF JUDAISM, THEIR ROOTS IN BIBLICAL LAW, AND THE ORAL TRADITION. New York, Ktav Publishing House 1975. Paperback, 8vo, xi, 288 pages. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 0870682504 Very Good Condition; (k-mx2-40) (ID #12920) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


mx-24-14.jpg (113848 bytes) 206. • Arkin, Marcus. ASPECTS OF JEWISH ECONOMIC HISTORY. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1975. Cloth, 8vo. Xiii, 271 pages.: illustrated. In English. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Economic conditions. Juifs -- Conditions économiques. Joden. Economische aspecten. In very good condition in a very good jacket. (MX24-14) (ID #24096) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-37-6.jpg (137092 bytes) 207. • Ashkenazi, Eliezer, Eliakim Carmoly and Raphael Kirchheim. טעם זקנים : קבוץ חבורים... בעניני החכמה ןהאמונה והמדע. TA’AM ZEKENIM: KOVETS HIBURIM U-KETUVIM VE-SHIRIM BE-INYENE HA-HOKHMAH VEHA-EMUNAH VEHA-MADA. Frankfurt Am Main: I. Kauffman, 1854. Softcover, xii pages, 78 leaves ; 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature. Geonic literature. Edited by R. Kirchheim, with an introduction by E. Carmoly. OCLC lists27 copies worldwide. Carmoly (1802-1875) was a "rabbi, writer, and editor. Carmoly, who was born in Sulz, Alsace, studied under distinguished rabbis in Colmar. After spending some years examining Hebrew manuscripts in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, he took up a rabbinical post in Brussels in 1832. He resigned after seven years because of criticism of his reformist tendencies and moved to Frankfurt. There he devoted himself to the collection and study of ancient manuscripts and books, about which he published articles in Hebrew, French, and German journals. However, he was suspected by the Hebrew scholars of his time of carelessness and even forgery. His Hebrew books include: Toledot Gedolei Yisrael Sippur Eldad ha-Dani, Mevasseret Ziyyon, concerning the ten lost tribes; Elleh ha-Massa'ot, about travels in Palestine; and Ha-Orevim u-Venei Yonah, a genealogy of the Rapoport family. He also wrote a coronation poem, in Hebrew and French, in praise of Louis-Philippe of France. Carmoly was, in addition, one of the pioneers in the study of the history of Jewish medicine and Jewish physicians, and wrote Histoire des Medecins juifs. He edited Revue Orientale, contributing most of the articles himself" (Cohen and Kressel in EJ, 2007). Chipping to edges of pages. Hinge repair. Wear to corners of cover. Some stained pages. Otherwise, good condition (Rab-37-6) (ID #24595) $135.00. 

 


RAB-47-2.jpg (214583 bytes) 208. • Askenazi, Bezalel. SITAH MEQUBEZET: WE-HU ASEFAT ZEQENIM... AL MASEKET NAZIR... Ofen: Konigl. Ungarische Universitats Buchdruckerey, 1820. Hardcover, folio, 80 pages, 36 cm. In Hebrew. Transliterated title on title page: Schita Mekobezes. Other Titles: Schita Mekobezes. Bezalel ben Abraham Ashkenazi (Hebrew: בצלאל בן אברהם אשכנזי‎) (ca. 1520 - ca. 1592) was a rabbi and scholar of the Talmud who lived in the Palestine during the 16th century. He is best known as the author of Shittah Mekubetzet, a commentary on the Talmud. He is very straightforward in his writings and occasionally offers textual amendments to the Talmud. His most important disciple was the famous Kabbalist, Rabbi Isaac Luria...[T]he Shittah Mekubezet, (trans. Gathered Interpretation) …is a collection of glosses on the greater part of the Talmud, after the fashion of the Tosafot; and in it Ashkenazi combined much original and foreign material. The great value of the Shittah lies principally in the fact that Ashkenazi gives therein numerous excerpts from Talmudic commentaries which have not otherwise been preserved. The Shittah contains expositions of the Talmud taken from the works of the Spaniards Nahmanides, ben Adret, and Yom-Tov of Seville, and from those of the Frenchmen Abraham ben David, Baruch ben Samuel, Isaac of Chinon, etc. The study of the Shittah is particularly valuable for understanding the Tosafists, because the work contains some of the older and inedited Tosafot; besides, glosses of R. Asher ben Jehiel and of the disciples of R. Perez are partly contained in it. Ashkenazi designed the Shittah to cover the whole Talmud; but only the following tracts were interpreted: Bezah, Baba Kamma, Baba Batra, Baba Metzia, Ketubot, Nedarim, Nazir, Sotah, and the order of Kodashim (excepting Hullin) — the last-mentioned in the Romm edition of the Talmud. (Wikipedia 2010). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam). Ex-library with usual marking. (Rab-47-2) (ID #24729) $225.00. 

 


RAB-29-14.jpg (371534 bytes) 209. • 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-33-10.jpg (115834 bytes) 210. • Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Paguda and Adolph Jellinek. TORAT HOVOT HA-LEVAVOT. Laiptsig [Leipzig], Germany: Bi-Defus P. A. Brok?hoyz, 1846. Hardcover, xlviii, 464 pages, 16mo, 14 cm. In Hebrew. Bahya (second half of 11th century) was “a moral philosopher. Little is known about the particulars of Bahya's life beyond the fact that he lived in Muslim Spain, probably at Saragossa. Bahya was also known as a paytan and some of his piyyutim are metered. Twenty piyyutim, either published or in manuscript, signed with the name Bahya are assumed to be his. Bahya's major work, Kitab al-Hidaya ila Fara’id al-Qulub (ed. A. S. Yahuda, 1912), was written around 1080. It was translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon in 1161 under the title Hovot ha-Levavot ("Duties of the Hearts"), and in this version it became popular and had a profound influence on all subsequent Jewish pietistic literature. Joseph Kimhi also translated portions of it, but his version gained no circulation and is still in manuscript. Several abridgments were made of the Hebrew translation, and the work was translated into Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Yiddish. In more recent times it has been translated into English (Duties of the Heart, text and translation by M. Hyamson, 1962), German (Choboth ha-L'baboth. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten, tr. By M. Stern, 1856), and French Introduction aux devoirs des coeurs, tr. By A. Chouraqui, 1950). In his Hovot ha-Levavot Bahya drew a great deal upon non-Jewish sources, borrowing from Muslim mysticism, Arabic Neoplatonism, and perhaps also from the Hermetic writings. From Muslim authors he borrowed the basic structure of the book as well as definitions, aphorisms, and examples to illustrate his doctrines. ” (Vajda in EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S): Ethics, Jewish -- To 1492. Edited by Isaac Benjacob with an introduction in German by Adolf Jellinek. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Hebrew Union). Wear to binding. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Title and first page, slight chipping to edges and corners. Last 3 pages, slight tears, minimal text loss. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-10) (ID #24164) $165.00. 

 


RAB-29-10.jpg (56600 bytes) 211. • 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. 

 


mx-24-16.jpg (145832 bytes) 212. • Bayme, Steven. UNDERSTANDING JEWISH HISTORY: TEXTS AND COMMENTARIES. Hoboken, N. J.: KTAV Pub. House, In Association With The American Jewish Committee, 1997. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. Xvii, 443 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- Sources. Judaism -- History -- Sources. In very good condition. (MX24-16) (ID #24098) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


bib-9-28.jpg (194706 bytes) 213. • Berab, Jacob Ben Hayyim. ZIMRAT HAARES -THE SONG OF THE LAND. Sydney: Cloister Press For The Hebrew Society Of The University Of Sydney, 1977. Hardcover, x, 30 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Israel -- Tiberias -- History -- 18th century. Rabbis -- Israel -- Tiberias -- Biography. Abulafia, Hayyim, ca. 1660-1744. Tiberias (Israel) -- History. Translation of: Zimrat ha-arets. "Translated and edited by Alan D. Crown"--P. Iv. Limited edition of 200 copies. Bibliography on pages 25-29. Other Titles: Song of the land. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Signed by author. Light wear. Light staining to back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-9-28) (ID #23977) $50.00. 

 

 


bib-9-29.jpg (191089 bytes) 214. • Berab, Jacob Ben Hayyim and Alan D. Crown. SEFER ZIMRAT HA-ARETS VE-HU SHEVAH VE-ZIMRAH U-MAASEH RAV MAZKIR MAASE NISIM NITHAVU ME-HADASH BA-IR TEVERYAH. Sydney: Cloister Press, 1977. Hardcover, 32 pages, some illustration, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Israel -- Tiberias -- History -- 18th century. Rabbis -- Israel -- Tiberias -- Biography. Named Person: Zahir al-Umar, fl. 1750-1775. Abulafia, Hayyim, ca. 1660-1744. Geographic: Tiberias (Israel) - History. Other Titles: Zimrat ha-arets; Zimrat ha'ares; Song of the land. Signed by author. Light wear. Light staining on back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-9-29) (ID #23978) $50.00. 

 

 


RAB-35-12.jpg (136927 bytes) 215. • Bertinoro, Obadiah and Yom Tov Lipmann Ben Nathan Ha-Levi Ben Wallerstein Heller. משניות. עם כל הפירוש של רבינו עובדיה מברטנורה ועם ... עיקר תוספות יום טוב ... ונתוסף כמה מעלות ... א. הגהות מהגאון רבינו אליהו מווילנא. ב. העתק הלעזי״ן מהרב מאיר דארמיצר ... MISHNAYOT. ‘IM KOL HA-PERUSH SHEL RABENU ‘OVADYAH MI-BERT’ENORAH VE-IM... ‘IKAR TOSFOT YOM TOV... VE-NITVASEF KAMAH MA'ALOT... 1. HAGAHOT MEHA-GA'ON RABENU ELIYAHU MI-VILNA. 2. HETEK HA-LO'AZIN MEHA-RAV ME'IR DARMITSER... Varsha, Bi-Defus David Shklover. Poland, Warsaw, 1838. Hardcover, 161 leaves, 8vo. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Mishnah. Bertinoro (1450-1516) was "an Italian rabbi and Mishnah commentator. Little is known of his family, which derived from the town Bertinero in northern Italy. At some time he apparently lived in Citta di Castello, where he was a banker. His best-known teacher was Joseph Colon. Much more is known about Bertinoro, after he left this place, from three letters he wrote during 1488-91 in which he described his travels and his early impressions of Erez Israel. Leaving his home at the end of 1486, he went on via Rome to Naples and stayed there and at Salerno for four months, where he taught. In 1487 he reached Palermo where he stayed three months, preaching every Sabbath. Though pressed to become rabbi, he refused, and sailed by way of Messina and Rhodes for Alexandria, where he arrived early in 1488. He describes at length the Jewish communities of these places and their customs. He proceeded to Cairo, and Sholal asked Obadiah to remain in Cairo but he refused and continued his journey via Gaza, Hebron, and Bethlehem, reaching Jerusalem just before Passover in 1488. He was successful in uniting the oppressed and divided community. He established regular courses of study and preached twice a month in Hebrew. He even occupied himself with the burial of the dead since no one else was ready to undertake this religious duty. He enacted communal regulations and made himself responsible for the collection of funds from Italy for the support of the poor. From his third letter in 1491 from Hebron it appears that he left Jerusalem for a while and became rabbi of Hebron. By 1495, however, he was back in Jerusalem. He was buried on the Mount of Olives. Bertinoro's fame rests on his commentary on the Mishnah which was completed in Jerusalem and published in Venice. It has become the standard commentary on the Mishnah as is Rashi's on the Talmud. This commentary was published with the text in almost every edition of the Mishnah. Written in an easy, lucid style, it draws largely on Rashi, often quoting him literally, and on Maimonides, whose rulings he cites. For the sections of Mishnah which have no Talmud he drew on the commentary of Samson b. Abraham of Sens and of Asher b. Jehiel. " (David in EJ, 2007). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear to binding. Chipped edges of cover and wear to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-35-12) (ID #24573) $100.00. 

 


RAB-29-1.jpg (138574 bytes) 216. • 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. 

 

 

RAB-29-1.jpg (138574 bytes) 217. • Bleich, J. David. WITH PERFECT FAITH: THE FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH BELIEF. New York: Ktav, 1983. Paperback, 8vo. Xx, 688 pages.  Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-29-2) (ID #20704) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


HOLO2-19-65.jpg (46812 bytes) 218. • Borowitz, Eugene B. OUR WAY TO A POSTMODERN JUDAISM: THREE LECTURES. San Francisco, Calif.: University Of San Francisco, Swig Judaic Studies Program, 1993. Softocver, 44 pages, long 8vo, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Postmodernism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Judaism -- 20th century. Cover title. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (NYPL, Hebrew Union). Very good condition. (Holo2-19-65) (ID #23595) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-46-2.jpg (84107 bytes) 219. • Chazan, Robert. CHURCH, STATE, AND JEW IN THE MIDDLE AGES. New York: Behrman House, 1980. Softcover, 8vo, xii, 340 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- 70-1789 -- Sources. Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Sources. Juifs -- Histoire -- 70-1789 -- Sources. Kerk en staat. Joden. Juifs -- Droit -- Legislation -- Sources. Includes bibliographical references and index. Wear to edges of cover. Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-46-2) (ID #24733) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

RAB-37-14.jpg (120646 bytes) 221. • Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal. ספר חכמת אדם שמו נאה לו, כי ממנו תוצאות חכמה ... : כולל דיני שלחן ערוך יורה דעה ... SEFER HOKHMAT ADAM SHEMO NA’EH LO, KI MIMENU TOTSE’OT HOKHMAH...: KOLEL DINE SHULHAN ‘ARUKH YOREH DE’AH... Shtettin: Druk Fon ‘A. Shrenttsel, 1863. Paper Wrappers, 2 volumes in 1, 463, 153 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Volume 2 has title: Sefer Binat adam. Other Titles: Sefer Binat adam; Binat adam. Danzig (1748-1820) was a “codifier. Born in Danzig, he studied in Prague at the yeshivot of Joseph Liebermann and Ezekiel Landau. True to his family tradition, he refused to derive any material gain from his studies and earned his livelihood as a merchant. Although required at times to travel long distances to trade fairs in Germany, he continued to learn with great devotion. From 1794 to 1812 he served as dayyan in Vilna, in an honorary capacity; only in his old age, after losing his possessions, was he obliged to accept remuneration for his services. Danzig wrote a number of halakhic works, but his fame rests upon two publications: (1) Hayyei Adam, covering all the laws of the Shulhan Arukh dealing with daily conduct, based on the Orah Hayyim sections, with an addendum called Nishmat Adam, in which he justified his decisions which were not in accordance with the accepted view; and (2) Hokhmat Adam, covering all the laws of the Shulhan Arukh dealing with the dietary regulations, etc, contained in the Yoreh De'ah section, with an addendum called Binat Adam, which included discussions on various relevant halakhic subjects and responsa. Both works were initially intended for youthful students and for educated laymen not fully versed in rabbinic literature who, in attempting to determine Jewish law, found themselves unable to grapple with the intricacies of the Shulhan Arukh and with its maze of conflicting opinions. In these works, Danzig shows himself possessed of considerable pedagogical talent. He arranges the laws methodically, defines his terms lucidly and precisely, presents the various views and their sources, and renders his own decisions and his reasons for them – all in clear, simple language. The pleasant tenor of his writing, which is suffused with unquestioning faith and true piety, contributed largely toward the acceptance of his works. Hayyei Adam appeared in almost a hundred editions. Groups called "Hevrot Hayyei Adam" were formed in several communities for the regular study of the code. Danzig's merits as a codifier were recognized also by renowned rabbis and codifiers, who gave due consideration to his decisions. His books include much of historical interest with regard to the daily life of Lithuanian Jewry in his generation” (Abrahams and Schlesinger in EJ, 2007). Ex-library. Bound in modern paper wrappers. Stained pages. Note on front and back inner covers. Wear to edges and spine of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-37-14) (ID #24602) $45.00. 

 


holo2-19-85.jpg (96950 bytes) 222. • Davidzon, Shemuel Zeev and M. M Davidzon. ספר מזל לישראל :‏ ‏מחקר ע״פי תורת חכמי האמת SEFER MAZAL LE-YISRAEL: MEHKAR A. PI TORAT HAKHME HA-EMET. Tel-Aviv: M. Bet-David (Davidzon) Be-Siua Yotse Halitsav Vi-Yedide Shel Ha-Mehaber, 1963. Hardcover, 40, 65 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Providence and government of God -- Judaism. Free will and determinism -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Jews -- Molodava -- Dumbreven. Other Titles: Zekhut ve-zakhor. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Stanford). Note and signed by author inside cover. In jacket. Defective dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition. (Holo2-19-85) (ID #23555) $40.00. 

 

 

 

 


RAB-34a-8.jpg (98021 bytes) 223. • (Deinard) Litinski, Menahem Nahum. גבורי ישראל : ספור... GIBORE YISRA'EL: SIPUR NEHMAD U-ME'OD NA'ALEH YESODO BE-KADMONIYOT YISRA'EL. Odessa. Ukraine: Bi-Defus P. A. Zielieni, 1883. Cloth, 24 pages, 12mo. "Yatsa la-or 'al yad Efrayim Daynard. " be-Odessa OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Original green paper wrappers bound in. Original wrappers are bound in but are very fragile and chipping. Paper is brown but solid, hinges on later cloth binding repaired, internally good. (Rab-34A-8) (ID #24548) $100.00. 

 

 


RAB-29-4.jpg (318286 bytes) 224. • 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-45-21.jpg (116141 bytes) 225. • Eisler, Moritz. VORLESUNGEN UBER DIE JUDISCHEN PHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS. ABTHEILUNG I. Wien, Bruder Winter, 1876. Pape Wrappers, 8vo, 119 pages. Includes Saadia, Bachia, Ibn Gabirol, Jehuda Halevi, and Ibn Ezra. Includes a list of the publisher's other publications on back cover. Original paper wrappers, spine repaired in cloth tape.Wear and staining to covers, pages stained in margins, brown and fragile. Fair condition. (RAB-45-21) Very Good Condition. (ID #24684) $75.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-45-22.jpg (112584 bytes) 226. • Eisler, Moritz. VORLESUNGEN UBER DIE JUDISCHEN PHILOSOPHEN DES MITTELALTERS. ABTHEILUNG II. Wien, Verlag Der Wallishausser'schen Buchhandlung, 1870. Boards, 8vo, 140 pages. Marbled boards and textblock, first few pages creased. Small stain and tear to title page. Some pencil notes in margins.Good + condition. (RAB-45-22) Very Good Condition. (ID #24685) $75.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


GR-6-15.jpg (84667 bytes) 227. • Eppenstein, Simon. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE UND LITERATUR IM GEONÄISCHEN ZEITALTER. Berlin: Louis Lamm, 1913. Cloth; 8vo. 218 pages. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Contents: Vorwort. --Bostanai. --Das gegenseitige verhältnis zwischen exilarchat und gaonat und die lehrverfassung der metibtas. --Die geistige tätigkeit in Palästina bis zum beginn des 10. Jahrhunderts. --Saadja Gaon, sein leben und seine schriften. --Die erzählung von den vier gefangenen talmudisten. --Nachträge und berichtigungen. Note (s): "Separatabzug aus der Monatsschrift, jahrgänge 1908, 1910-1913"--Vorwort. SUBJECT(S): Geonim. Geonic literature -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Edgeworn. Cover nearly detached. Interior clean and bright. Good condition. (GR-6-15) (ID #15930) $125.00. 

 

 


RAB-45-4.jpg (88433 bytes) 228. • Fassel, Hirsch B, 1802-1883. TSEDEK U-MISHPAT. TUGEND - UND RECHTSLEHRE: BEARBEITET NACH DEN PRINCIPIEN DES TALMUDS UND NACH DER FORM DER PHILOSOPHIE. Wien: Gedruckt Bei Ulrich Klopf Sen. Und Alexander Eurich, 1848. Hardcover, 8vo, 252, [2] pages. In German. First Edition. Title in English: Virtue And Legal Theory: According to the Principles of the Talmud and the Form of Philosophy. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Study and teaching. Justice -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. OCLC lists 19 copies worlwide. Pages tanned. Very good condition. (RAB-45-4) (ID #24692) $70.00. 

 

 

 

 


bib-15-5.jpg (56906 bytes) 229. • Finkelstein, Louis. THE TRANSMISSION OF EARLY RABBINIC TRADITION. Cincinnati, 1941. Softcover, 115-135 pages (i.e. 20 pages), 8vo, 23 cm. SUBJECT(S): Tradition (Judaism). Offprint from Hebrew Union College annual, vol. XVI (1941). Ex-library. Tear and large chunk of back cover missing. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-5) (ID #24275) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-29-15.jpg (56634 bytes) 230. • 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-39-7.jpg (45808 bytes) 231. • Goldschmidt, Lazarus; 1871-1950. DER BABYLONISCHE TALMUD: NACH DER ERSTEN ZENSURFREIEN AUSGABE UNTER BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER NEUEREN AUSGABEN UND HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN MATERIALS (BANDS 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7 OF 12). Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1936. 3/4 Leather, 12mo, 6 Bands, each band consists of 2 volumes, with 2-4 tractates contained in each band. MISSING BANDS 1, 3 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. In German. Contents: 2. Bd. (703 pages) Erubin. Pesahim. Seqalim -- 4. Bd. (765 pages) Megilla. Moed qatan. Hagiga. Jabmuth -- 5. Bd. (693 pages) Kethuboth. Nedarim. Nazir -- 6. Bd. (802 pages) Sota. Gittin. Qiddusin -- 7. Bd. (865 pages) Baba qamma. Baba mecia. Goldschmidt was a “ scholar, bibliophile, and translator of the Talmud into German. Goldschmidt, who was born in Plongian, Lithuania, studied first at the Slobodka yeshivah at Kaunas (Kovno) and later at the universities of Berlin and Strasbourg. His early studies were devoted to Ethiopian language and its literature. He published the Ethiopic version of the Book of Enoch (I Enoch) with Hebrew translation (1892) and Biblioteca Ethiopica (1895). Goldschmidt published an edition of the Sefer Yezirah (1894), a Hebrew translation of the Koran (1916), and prepared a new edition of Jacob Levy's Woerterbuch zum Talmud und Midrasch (1924). On the rise of Hitler to power in 1933 Goldschmidt left Germany for England and lived in London. His bibliographical works include Hebrew Incunables (1948), and the Earliest Editions of the Hebrew Bible (1950). Some of his works were published under the pseudonym Arselaj bar Bargelaj. Goldschmidt's major contribution was his translation of the entire Babylonian Talmud into German. It appeared in two editions, a nine-volume work containing the original text and variant readings (1897–1935) and a 12-volume edition without the original text (1929–36). This translation, which was severely criticized by David Zvi Hoffman (ZHB 1, 1896), was nevertheless considered to be an important and standard work in talmudic studies. ” (EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S): Babylonische Talmoed. Talmud Bavli. Babylonian Talmud. Note(s): Bands. 3-7 printed in Czechoslovakia. Each band includes a red and black title page, and index. Endpapers decorated in gold star motif, speckled design on text block. Some edge wear to covers. Very good condition. Each volume available individually, price is per volume. (RAB-39-7) (ID #24636) $30.00. 

 


RAB-44-17.jpg (144943 bytes) 232. • Goldstein, Moses David Ben Judah Leib and Abraham Isaac Kook. יביע אומר ושגיאות מי יבין YABI’A OMER U-SHEGI’OT MI YAVIN. Jerusalem: Defus Tsiyon, 1924. Hardcover, 8vo, 266 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Shulhan Arukh. Yoreh deah -- Commentaries. Talmud -- Commentaries. Talmud. Hullin -- Commentaries. Zivhe Reiyah has special title page. Other Titles: Zivhe reiyah. Kook (1865-1935) was a “rabbinical authority and thinker; first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of modern Erez Israel. Born in Greiva (now Griva), Latvia, Kook received the type of Jewish education that was customary in 19th-century Eastern Europe. At a very early age he showed independence of mind and far-reaching curiosity. Desirous to supplement his traditional education which was restricted to the study of Talmud, he undertook the study of the Bible, Hebrew language, Jewish and general philosophy, and mysticism. In 1888 he was appointed rabbi of Zaumel, and in 1895 became rabbi of Bausk (now Bauska). In 1904 he immigrated to Erez Israel, where he served as rabbi of Jaffa and the surrounding towns. There he fostered close ties with people of all shades of opinion and belief. He identified with the Zionist movement, thus antagonizing the rabbinical establishment, and at the same time, engaged in a vigorous debate with the irreligious pioneers and laid the foundations for a Religious Zionism that did not settle for the political pragmatism of the Mizrachi (the Religious Zionist Movement) or that of Binyamin Ze’ev Theodor Herzl, the founder of the Zionist Movement, but sought to view Zionism as a process of redemption, of repentance, and of an overall Jewish renaissance. Rabbi Kook was a man of complexity whose persona unified opposing spiritual worlds: the Lithuanian Torah scholarship with the hasidic spiritual experience, a commitment to halakhah and Jewish tradition with a modern worldview and Western culture and philosophy, a tendency towards spirituality and mysticism with full involvement in the practical matters of rabbinic and public leadership. In his effort to urge traditional Jews to fulfill the Zionist ideal, he traveled to Europe in 1914 to participate in a conference of Agudat Israel. Unable to return to Erez Israel because of outbreak of World War I, Kook spent the war years 1914–18 in Switzerland and accepted a temporary position as the rabbi of the Mahzikei ha-Dat congregation in London, where he was very active in trying to influence the Jews of England to back Zionist political activity. Upon returning to Palestine after the war, Kook was appointed chief rabbi of Jerusalem, and with the formation of the chief rabbinate in 1921 he was elected the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Palestine” (Zinger and Ish-Shalom in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Inner cover torn. Stain on inner cover. Chipping to cover corners and edges. Fold mark on cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-17) (ID #24725) $100.00. 

 


RAB-42-3.jpg (64141 bytes) 233. • Harizi, Judah Ben Solomon, 12th/13th Cent. Reichert, Victor Emanuel. (Eng. Trans). THE TAHKEMONI OF JUDAH AL-HARIZI VOLUME 1 ONLY. Jerusalem: R. H. Cohen's Press, 1965. Red cloth in dust jacket, 8vo. 233, [62] pages. In Hebrew and English. Facsimile of the original text published in Constantinople, 1578. Foreword and translation in English. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (Harvard). Ex-library with usual markings. Jacket stained, with small chips and edgewear. Small stain to covers. Very good condition in Good jacket. (RAB-42-3) (ID #24675) $35.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-43-3.jpg (120233 bytes) 235. • Horovitz, Saul. (1858–1921). DIE STELLUNG DES ARISTOTELES BEI DEN JUDEN DES MITTELALTERS. Leipzig, 1911. Paper Wrappers. 18 pages. On title page: Schriften herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums. Horovitz was a “scholar of talmudic literature and medieval religious philosophy. Horovitz was born in Szanto, Hungary. He studied at the Warsaw yeshivah of J. B. Soloveitchik ; at the Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was deeply influenced by Israel Levy; and at Breslau and Munich universities. After a decade as rabbi in Bielitz, Silesia, he was appointed lecturer in 1896 on religious philosophy and homiletics and later was also rabbinical tutor at the Breslau seminary. Horovitz, who had a comprehensive knowledge of Jewish lore and of Latin, Greek, and Arabic, made a significant contribution to Jewish and Islamic philosophical studies in his dissertation "Prophetologie in der juedischen Religionsphilosophie" (1883), and Die Psychologie bei den juedischen Religionsphilosophen des Mittelalters … (4 vols, 1898–1912), Der Mikrokosmos des Joseph ibn Saddik (1903), Ueber den Einfluss der griechischen Philosophie auf die Entwicklung des Kalam (1909), Die Stellung des Aristoteles bei den Juden des Mittelalters (1911), Abraham ibn David (1912), and Der Einfluss der griechischen Skepsis auf die Entwicklung der Philosophie bei den Arabern (1915). ” (Herr, EJ, 2007) Lacks covers, spine repaired. Chips and tears to edges of pages, not obscuring text. Good – condition. (RAB-43-3) (ID #24756) $30.00. 

 


RAB-44-7.jpg (434586 bytes) 236. • Iserlin, Yisra’el Iser. ספר אשי ישראל: חלק ראשון, מסכת שבת: חדושים ובאורים על גמרא סדר מועד SEFER ISHE YISRA’EL: HELEK RISHON, MASEKHET SHABAT: HIDUSHIM U-VEURIM ‘AL GEMARA SEDER MO’ED. COMPLETE, NO MORE PUBLISHED. Vilna: Bi-Defus Sh. Y. Fin Ve-A. Ts. Rozenkrants, 1864. Hardcover, 4to, 130 pages, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Shabbat -- Commentaries. No more published. Other Titles: Ishe Yisra’el. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, YU, Ohio State, British Libr). Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Section of back cover missing. Wear to edges of cover and binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-7) (ID #24715) $75.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-40-20.jpg (116229 bytes) 237. • Issachar Berman Ben Naphtali Ha-Kohen. ספר מדרש רבות : על חמש מגלות, עם פרש מתנות כהנה ומראה מקומות … SEFER MIDRASH RABOT: ‘AL HAMESH MEGILOT, ‘IM PERUSH MATNOT KEHUNAH U-MAR’EH MEKOMOT... Leipzig: A. Wienbrack, 1865. Hardcover, 8vo, 223 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Midrash rabbah -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Midrash rabbah. Five scrolls. 1865. Midrash rabot. Matnot kehunah. Ha-Kohen (16th Century) was a “commentator on the Midrash. He was born in Sczebrzeszyn, Poland, where he died. The statement in the Kore ha-Dorot that he died in Palestine and was buried in Hebron is incorrect. Issachar studied under Moses Isserles. In 1584 he completed the final recension of his Mattenot Kehunnah on the Midrash Rabbah. In this commentary, the author made a great effort to correct the text "for the mistakes and errors of the copyists are very many". He collated numerous manuscripts of the Midrash and the Jerusalem Talmud; "I ordered the printers not to repeat the previous mistakes in the new book" (commentary to Five Scrolls, first edition, Cracow, 1587–88) and endeavored to arrive at the plain meaning of the Midrash. He looked for persons proficient in foreign languages such as Latin and Arabic to explain foreign words and reveals a knowledge of medicine and astronomy. He was eager to "fit the commentary to the words of the Midrash so that the explanation should correspond to the intention of the saying". As a result of its brevity and clarity the Mattenot Kehunnah achieved considerable popularity and is included in almost every edition of the Midrash. Issachar is also the author of Mareh Kohen, an index to the subjects and biblical quotations in the Zohar. The first part was translated into Latin by Christian Knorr von Rosenroth and published in part 2 of his Cabbala Denudata” (Kupfer in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Penn). Ex-library. Brittle pages. Hinge repair. Notes inside first page. Browning to pages. Some stained pages. Chipped cover corners and spine. Light staining and wear to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-20). (ID #24660) $50.00. 

 


RAB-38-5.jpg (98985 bytes) 238. • Jawitz, Wolf. SIHOT MINNI QEDEM ‘IM MA’AMAR HEGYONI ‘AL SEGULLAT HAM-MELISA HAS-SIPPURIT BE-HAGGADOT HAZA”L BE-SEM “HAM-MIQRA WE-HA-AGGADA” = SICHOT MINI KEDEM. Warsa Bi-Defus Boimritter We-Gonsor, 1887. Hardcover, 8vo, 12, 120 pages. In Hebrew. Jawitz (Kolno, Lomza Poland 1848-Londotn, 1924) was a "Hebrew author and historian...He was a representative of the Orhtodox tendency in modern Hebrew literature and in the Zionist movement, and was one of the champions of the Hibbath Zion movement...He advocated the creation of a new community life in Palestine which was to go hand in hand with a regeneration of religion on the basis of tradition. In 1898, Jawitz left Palestine and came to Vilna where, together with others, he formed the Mizrahi (Orthodox) wing of Zionism and was for a time editor of its organ, Hamizrah" (UJE, 10:48).Subject (s): Aggada OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg). Hinge repair. Stained pages. Slight browning to edges of pages. Bumped corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-38-5) (ID #24614) $100.00. 

 


RAB-47-3.jpg (222577 bytes) 239. • Joshua Hoeschel Ben Joseph, Of Cracow. ספר מגיני שלמה :‏ ‏חדושי הלכות ... על גמרא עפ״ת על מסכת שבת, פסחים, ביצה, יבמות, כתובות קדושין בבא קמא, חולין SEFER MEGINE SHELOMOH: HIDUSHE HALAKHOT... AL GEMARA A. P.T. AL MASEKHET SHABAT, PESAHIM, BETSAH, YEVAMOT, KETUBOT, KIDUSHIN, BAVA KAMA, HULIN. Lemberg: Bi-Defus Naftali Hirts Grosman, 1816. Hardcover, folio, 57 l pages, 39 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Commentaries. Hoeschel (1578–1648), was a “Polish rabbi. Joshua Hoeschel was born in Vilna. In his youth he studied under Samuel b. Feibush in Przemysl and then in the yeshivot of Meir b. Gedaliah of Lublin and Joshua Falk of Lemberg. From 1634 to 1639 he served as rabbi in the towns of Grodno, Tiktin, Przemysl, and Lemberg. At the beginning of 1640 he was appointed head of the yeshivah of Cracow in succession to Nathan Spira, and from 1640 to 1644 he served there as rabbi in an honorary capacity. He died in Cracow. His pupils included Shabbetai b. Meir ha-Kohen, Gershon Ulif Ashkenazi, and Menahem Mendel Auerbach. Halakhic problems were addressed to him from many countries. He corresponded on kabbalistic topics with his relative, the kabbalist Samson b. Pesah of Ostropol. Joshua Hoeschel did not follow the method of pilpul; he strove toward greater independence in the domain of halakhah and directive ruling, stating, "according to the custom of our country anything printed in the Shulhan Arukh may not, God forfend, be changed, any more than the law of Moses… God spare us from such a view. The judge may decide only according to the facts before him… and anyone may disagree, even with the words of the rishonim, if he has definite proof. " He wrote Meginnei Shelomo, on eight tractates of the Talmud, in which he defends Rashi against the difficulties raised by the tosafists; the responsa Penei Yehoshu'a, on the four divisions of the Shulchn Arukh. ” (Horowitz in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies). Ex-library with usual markings. Chipping to corners and edges of cover. Staining to pages. Top left corner of some pages torn, no text loss. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-47-3) (ID #24730) $225.00. 

 


RAB-29-6.jpg (278770 bytes) 240. • 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-44-19.jpg (188767 bytes) 241. • Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim and, Moses Nehemiah Kahanov. נתיבות השלום: כולל ארחות חיים [מטוש״ע אבן העזר]: וארחות משפט [מטוש״ע חושן משפט]: עפ נתיב ים, דרך תשובה, דרך תבונות NETIVOT SHALOM: KOLEL ORHOT HAYIM [MI-TUR SHULHAN ‘ARUKH EVEN HA-‘EZER]: VE-ORHOT MISHPAT [MI-TUR SHULHAN ‘ARUKH HOSHEN MISHPAT]: ‘IM NETIV YAM, DEREKH TESHUVAH, DEREKH TEVUNOT. Konigsberg: Nidpas ‘a. Y. T. Ha-Kohen Efrati Ve-R. Y. Bekker, 1859. Hardcover, 8vo, 12, 108, 144 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-‘ezer -- Commentaries. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat-- Commentaries. Kahanov (1817–1883), was a “Jerusalem talmudist. He was born in Belorussia but after his marriage at the age of 15, settled in Petrovice where at the age of 18 he was appointed assistant to the local rabbi. Some years later, he became rabbi of Khaslavich, a city noted for its scholars. In 1864 he set out for Jerusalem. On his arrival, after a journey of six months, he was appointed head of the Ez Hayyim yeshivah, the most important in Jerusalem, remaining in this position until his death. Kahanov was remarkably progressive for his time and environment. He appealed for the founding of industrial enterprises, a daring proposal for that time. He even consented to the proposal of Sir Moses Montefiore to introduce the teaching of the vernacular, Arabic, in his yeshivah, but was obliged to abandon the proposal in the face of pressure from extremist elements. One of the first of the old yishuv to speak only Hebrew, he was also one of those who encouraged settlement outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, building a house for himself in Nahlat Shivah. Among his publications were Erez Hefez, on laws of terumah and tithes; Hukkot Olam, on mixed species; Mei Menuhot on the laws of the sabbath, to which was appended Palgei Mayim, giving rules for those traveling by ship on the sabbath; and Netivot ha-Shalom on the Shulhan Arukh. He applied himself particularly to the question of the application of the laws of the sabbatical year which had become of practical importance with the establishment of the Jewish agricultural colonies, and in this connection published Shenat ha-Sheva. The eulogies he delivered on the deaths of Baron Asher Rothschild and Sir Moses Montefiore were published. His Sha’alu Shelom Yerushalayim on the state of Jerusalem and its citizens was published three times. His will was published in 1968 together with a responsum on Jerusalem and a brief biography” (Alfassi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Univ Col of London). Ex library. Binding repair. Chipping on corners and edges. Stained pages. Handwritten notes on inside front and back cover. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-44-19) (ID #24727) $150.00. 

 


GR-1-10.jpg (76035 bytes) 242. • Krauss, Samuel. TALMUDISCHE ARCHAOLOGIE. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1910-12. Half leather; 8vo. Xiii, 720, vii, 722, vii, 491 pages. Raised bands; gilt titles; spattered edges. Illustrated. In German. Includes bibliographical references and indices. Series: Schriften / Gesellschaft zur fürderrung der wissenschaft des Judentums; Grundriss der gesamtswissenschaft des Judentums; Samuel Krauss was a historian, philologist, and talmudic scholar, author of over 1300 articles and monographs. "Krauss's greatest work is his Talmudische Archaeologie, a classic description of every aspect of life reflected in talmudic and midrashic literature. Still a rich source on the daily life and economic and social conditions of the period. " (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Palestine -- Social life and customs. Babylonia -- Social life and customs. Palestine -- Social life and customs. Talmud -- Antiquities. Corners and edges worn; boards scuffed. Front hinge of volume III starting. Two-inch section of lower right corner of title page missing, not affecting text. Interior clean and bright, in very good condition. (GR-1-10) (ID #15974) $300.00. 

 


gr-2-5.jpg (1505526 bytes) 243. • Lazarus, M. DIE ETHIK DES JUDENTHUMS. [VOL I] ONLY. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1898. Three quarter leather; 8vo. Xxv, 469 pages. First edition. Gold lettering and rules to spine. In German. Bibliographical notes and index. Lazarus was a German philosopher and psychologist; Ethik des Judentums was his major work. In it, "Lazarus presents Jewish ethics as an 'objective-immanent' system. This system is based on an empirical, positivistic approach toward Jewish studies which holds that Jewish teachings on any subject must be derived from an analysis of Jewish sources. In selecting this approach, Lazarus departs from the 'constructive-speculative' philosophies of his 19th-century predecessors Solomon Formstecher and Samuel Hirsch, who brought a philosophic formalism to the analysis of the Jewish sources. Thus, philosophy, according to Lazarus, does not provide a preexistent scheme for Wissenschaft des Judentums ('Science of Judaism'), but is a methodological aid for discovering the objective unity of the "ethical cosmos, " as it appears throughout the Jewish literary tradition. Lazarus distinguishes between the subjective-formal approach to Jewish ethics, in which a philosophic formalism provides the starting point of investigation, and the objective-content one, in which the investigation begins with the sources themselves. He takes the latter approach as his own. He does this because in biblical and rabbinic literature, will, intent, and the Jewish way of life, rather than reflection and speculation, are the primary principles. (Franz Rosenzweig later based his existential philosophy on the same idea. ) Lazarus accepts this position for another reason: A Jewish ethical world view based on this conception possesses greater depth and clarity than one based on formal concepts and theoretical speculation. Lazarus emphasizes the religious character of obligation in Jewish ethics. God is the supreme, hidden principle on whom Judaism depends and who makes its whole legal structure necessary. Lazarus conceives of Jewish ethics in line with the autonomous ethics of Kant, holding that the absolute characteristic of Jewish ethics is expressed in immediate inner certainty, though he does not follow Kant completely. Such conceptualization was made possible by establishing an ethical norm as the highest source of the moral imperative, to which even God is subordinate. Lazarus was ambiguous with regard to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics, and this ambiguity was the basis of attack against his system, both by those who accused him of inconsistency and by those who held that he had not done justice to the heteronomous character of Jewish ethics. In Lazarus' conception Jewish ethics is fundamentally social-universal. This position countered the particularist trends of Judaism and, in particular, of 19th-century Jewish theology. However, the fact of a universal aspect to Jewish ethics does not entail teaching and disseminating Jewish beliefs throughout the world. Rather, its existence reflects an attitude and a total way of life, based on the threefold conception God, the world, and mankind, that Jews should embrace. The central concept underlying this view of Jewish life is holiness. Holiness, according to Lazarus, is not numinous, nor transcendental, but a quality to be embodied in human life. It is defined as the 'ultimate goal of morality. '" (Moshe Schwarcz, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Ethics. Missing front cover. Wear and flaking to leather on spine. Pages slightly tanned. Title page chipped. Good condition. (GR-2-5A) (ID #24764) $50.00. 

 


BIB-15-17titlepage.jpg (76631 bytes)BIB-15-17frontispiece.jpg (83131 bytes) 244. • Leon De Modene. SEPHER CHAJE JEHUDA, SIVE LEONIS MUTINENSIS AUTOBIOGRAPHIA; NUNC PRIMUM EDIDIT, PROOEMIO COMMENTARIISQUE AUXIT ABRAHAM KAHANA [SEFER CHAYE YEHUDA]. Kiew (Kiev), 1911. Hardcover, 71 pages, 8vo. In Latin. Le titre hebreu de la couverture imprimee porte. Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Notes throughout book. Water damage to bottom of some pages. Wear to cover spine. Chipped edges and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (BIB-15-17) (ID #24286) $60.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

MX-24-1.jpg (188091 bytes) 245. • Lubarsky, Sandra B. TOLERANCE AND TRANSFORMATION: JEWISH APPROACHES TO RELIGIOUS PLURALISM. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press ; West Orange, N. J.: Distributed By Behrman House, 1990. Cloth, 8vo. X, 149 pages. In English. Series: Jewish perspectives series ; 4; Variation: Jewish perspectives ; 4. Contents: Veridical pluralism and transformative dialogue -- The non-Jew through Jewish eyes -- Leo Baeck: practical tolerance -- Franz Rosenzweig: complementarity without parity -- Martin Buber: serving separately and yet all together -- Mordecai Kaplan: co-inclusive civilizations -- Toward mutually transformative dialogue: the example of Judaism and Buddhism. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Judaism -- 20th century. Dialogue -- Religious aspects. Religious pluralism. Ex library in very good condition (MX24-1) (ID #24083) $40.00. 

 


RAB-42-8.jpg (135160 bytes) 246. • Meier, Heinrich, 1953-. CARL SCHMITT & LEO STRAUSS: THE HIDDEN DIALOGUE ; INCLUDING STRAUSS'S NOTES ON SCHMITT'S CONCEPT OF THE POLITICAL & THREE LETTERS FROM STRAUSS TO SCHMITT. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1995. Half cloth, 8vo, xx, 136 pages. Originally published in German as “Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss und "Der Begriff des Politischen" Translated by J. Harvey Lomax, with a foreword by Joseph Cropsey. “In 1928, German philosopher Carl Schmitt published The Concept of the Political. It quickly became one of the most influential works of political philosophy published and remains a classic. In 1932, a young student of political theory named Leo Strauss published a critique of Concept and over the next two years, wrote several letters to Schmitt questioning aspects of his argument. Schmitt never answered Strauss's letters, but in his revision of the book, he changed a number of passages in response to Strauss's criticisms without even acknowledging them. In this volume, Heinrich Meier shows what this remarkable "hidden dialogue" reveals about the development of these two seminal thinkers. At the center of the dialogue, Meier argues, was the mutual attempt to define exactly what politics is and how it relates to the philosophical tradition and to modern society. Taking Hobbes's "war of all against all" as his inspiration, Schmitt challenged contemporary liberal society's unwillingness to admit that politics was literally "a matter of life and death. " Meier's book insightfully reveals how Strauss's critique forced Schmitt to see that the Hobbesian state was, instead, the very foundation of the liberalism he so despised. ” (Publisher). SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Political science. State, The. Politieke theorie. Science politique. Etat. Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985. Begriff des Politischen. Strauss, Leo -- Correspondence. Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985 -- Correspondence. Schmitt, Carl, 1888- Begriff des Politischen. Strauss, Leo -- Correspondance. Schmitt, Carl, 1888- -- Correspondance. Note(s): Includes bibliographical references and index. Some pages slightly creased, small stain to cover and text block. Very good in good jacket. (RAB-42-8) (ID #24680) $30.00. 

 


RAB-45-13.jpg (57787 bytes) 247. • Mielziner, M. (1828-1903). DIE VERHÄLTNISSE DER SKLAVEN BEI DER ALTEN HEBRÄERN, NACH BIBLISCHEN UND TALMUDISCHEN QUELLEN DARGESTELLT. Kopenhagen: P. G. Philipsen 1859. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo, 68 pages. First edition (?). In German. On cover: "Ein Beitrag zur hebräisch-jüdischen Alterthumskunde". A Rabbi and Professor, Mielziner "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 (1859). 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 (CCAR), and his scholarly input on relevant subjects had an important influence on early discussions of CCAR policy. He published several treatises on Jewish law - including a volume on halakhah and divorce and marriage, as well as an overview of rabbinic civil and criminal law - but is best known for his classic work Introduction to the Talmud, published originally in 1894 and reissued three times since; the most recent edition, which appeared in 1968, contains an updated bibliography compiled by Alexander Guttmann. 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. " (Gordon, EJ, 2007) Missing original covers. Small tear to title page. Small chips to corners of a few pages. Pages brown, but in good condition and mid 19th century paper remains good. Good + condition. (RAB-45-13) (ID #24701) $150.00. 

 


RAB-42-5.jpg (98043 bytes) 248. • Natonek, Josef, 1813-1892. WISSENSCHAFT - RELIGION; EINE PRO- UND CONTRA-BELEUCHTUNG DES MATERIALISMUS, DARWIN, HAECKEL, BÜCHNER ETC., NACH NATURWISSENSCHAFTLICHEN GRUNDSÄTZEN DER MOS. ENTSTEHUNGSGESCHICHTE, NEBST HISTORISCHER BEWEISFÜHRUNG FÜR EINE WALTENDE GÖTTLICHE VORSETZUNG. Budapest, Pester Buchdruckerei, 1876. Professionally rebound in modern boards, 16mo, 151 pages. 1st edition. In German. “ Science - Religion; Pros and Cons of Materialism, Darwin, Haeckel, Büchner etc. After Scientific Principles of Man’s Origins, History, with Evidence for the Divine. ” Natonek “obtained his rabbinical diploma from Rabbi Moses Sofer, of Pressburg…. He gave up his rabbinate to devote himself wholly to the reclamation of Palestine. In concurrence with the Alliance Israelite Universelle and Sir Moses Montifiore, he negotiated unsuccessfully with the grand vizier at Constantinople. He returned to Hungary, settling in Budapest, where he edited what may be considered the first Zionist weekly, Das einige Israel (1870). ” (UJE, 1942). SUBJECT(S): Judaism and science. OCLC lists only 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Very good + condition. (RAB-42-5) (ID #24677) $100.00. 

 


Bib-7-18.jpg (72694 bytes) 249. • Osmund, Emanuel; Jean Paul. BRIEFE UBER DEN TALMUD. Berlin: Soncino-Gesellschaft, 1931. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 22 pages. In German. One of 400 copies. SONCINO GESELLSCHAFT "was a Jewish bibliophile society, founded in Berlin in 1924, and liquidated by order of the Nazi government of Prussia in 1937. The Society aimed at the typographic improvement of the Jewish and Hebrew book; 15 regular publications were primarily intended to introduce to the Jewish book-world suitable models to be imitated by the commercial producers. The Society, therefore, commissioned all the different types of literary products likely to appear in print, such as scholarly works and periodicals, novels, short stories, plays, texts illustrated by modern artists, and reprints of interesting rare books. The texts were chosen from Jewish literature of all periods and languages. Leading master-printers selected the printing type, size, and paper of each individual publication in order to design an external appearance in accordance with its contents. " (Meyer, EJ, 2007) Very good condition. (BIB-7-18) (ID #23948) $70.00. 

 


RAB-35-2.jpg (112172 bytes) 250. • Piorka, Abraham Mordechai. ROIM HA-DEVARIM LE-MI SHE-OMRIM. Varshava [Warsaw]: Tip. I. O. Alapina, 1880. Hardcover, 49 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Biography. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Ruim gadvorim t. E. Kharakteristika Talmuda; Kharakteristika Talmuda. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Slight coloring to pages. Wear to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-35-2) (ID #24563) $65.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


amr-36-22.jpg (157482 bytes) 251. • Rokeah, Shalom, Joshua Rokeach. SEFER DOVER SHALOM. Przemysl: Amkroyt, 1910. Soft cover, 52 pages, 8vo, 24cm. In Yiddish. Bound With: Sifte Tsadik. Bilgoraj: Natan Neta Kronenberg, Sefer Tiferet Menahem. Przemysl: Amkroyt, Sefer Refuat Ha-Nefesh U-Refuat Ha-Guf. Varsha: Aharon Tseylingold, Sefer Kehal Hasidim. Varsha: Yaakov Yitshak Reinerman, Sefer Hokhmes Shloyme Hameylekh. Pietrkov: Avraham Yosef Klaiman. Other Titles: Ohel Yehoshua. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. (UCLA, Univ Of California).Bound in modern wrappers. Browning of pages. Stained, chipped edges and corners of pages. Otherwise, fair condition. (amr-36-22) (ID #24111) $30.00. 

 

 


RAB-29-8.jpg (46778 bytes) 252. • 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. 

 

 

 

 

 


253. • 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-34a-6.jpg (73189 bytes) 254. • Schapira, Mendel. לקונה עבדיו בדין LE-KONEH AVADAV BE-DIN. Poland, Przemysl, 1899. Hardcover, 40 pages, 12mo. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, Yale, Oxford). Browning of pages. Wear and slight chipping to edges of cover and binding. Good Condition. (Rab-34A-6) (ID #24546) $125.00. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-45-20.jpg (94481 bytes) 255. • Schwab, Moses; 1839-1918; Tr. THE TALMUD OF JERUSALEM VOL. I. BERAKHOTH (COMPLETE, NO MORE PUBLISHED). London, Williams And Norgate, 1886. Hardcover, large 8vo, iv, 188 pages. In English. Note (s): Translated from the French translation of Schwab. / No more published. / Includes bibliographical references. Includes index, biblical concordance, and table of geographical and proper names. (pages 175 - 188). BOUND WITH: Rosenkranz, Karl. PEDAGOGICS AS A SYSTEM. St. Louis: Studley, 1872., 148 pages. ; Nowack, W. DIE ZUKUNFTSGOFFNUNGEN ISRAELS IN DER ASSYRISCHEN ZEIT. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 1902. 29 pages; Vaihinger, Hans, 1852-1933. HARTMAN, DÜHRING UND LANGE. ZUR GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN PHILOSOPHIE IM XIX. JAHRHUNDERT; EIN KRITISCHER ESSAY. Iserlohn: J. Baedeker, 1876. Xii, 235 p. 23 cm. ; Lipps, Theodor, 1851-1914. DAS SELBSTBEWUSSTSEIN; EMPFINDUNG UND GEFÜHL. Wiesbaden: Bergmann, 1901. 42 pages. Handwritten contents on flyleaf. Gilt spine title reads "Miscellaneous". Small chip to top of spine. Binding tight, Very good condition. (RAB-45-20) (ID #24708) $125.00. 

 


RAB-34a-17.jpg (293427 bytes) 256. • Shafit, Meir Meirim. ספר ניר :‏ ‏פירוש על תלמוד ירושלמי SEFER NIR. Varsha: S. H. Ergalbrand, 1875. Hardcover, 156 pages, tall 8vo, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud Yerushalmi -- - Commentaries. Rav Meir Mairim Shafit was the Rav in the town of Kobrin, in the 19th century. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (YU, Hebrew Union. JTS, Harvard). Ex-library. Hinges repaired. Stained pages. Notes on first few pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-34A-17) (ID #24555) $50.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


MX-24-15.jpg (90401 bytes) 257. • Silberstein, Laurence J. JEWISH FUNDAMENTALISM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: RELIGION, IDEOLOGY, AND THE CRISIS OF MODERNITY. New York: New York University Press, 1993. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. X, 248 pages. In English. Series: New perspectives on Jewish studies; Contents: Religion, ideology, modernity / Laurence J. Silberstein -- Fundamentalism: an introduction to a general theory / James Davison Hunter - Contemporary fundamentalism / Hava Lazarus-Yafeh -- Contesting rhetorics in the PTL scandal / Susan Harding --Islamic fundamentalism in the wake of the Six Day War / James Piscatori - The resurgence of Palestinian Islamic fundamentalism in the West Bank and Gaza / Elie Rekhess -- Jewish fundamentalism and the Israeli-Palestinian impasse / Ian S. Lustick -- The politics, institutions, and culture of Gush Emunim / Ehud Sprinzak -- Jewish zealots / Menachem Friedman -- Withdrawal and conquest / Gerald Cromer -- Fundamentalism: a Jewish traditional perspective / Aaron Kirschenbaum -- The market model and religious radicalism / Menachem Friedman -- Fundamentalism and political development / Alan L. Mittleman. SUBJECT(S): Orthodox Judaism -- Israel -- Congresses. Judaism and politics -- Congresses. Jewish-Arab relations -- Religious aspects -- Congresses. Judaism -- 20th century -- Congresses. Fundamentalism -- Congresses. Islamic fundamentalism -- Congresses. In very good condition. Religion and politics -- Congresses. Jodendom. Fundamentalisme. Arabisch-Israëlisch conflict. Note(s): "The original impetus for this volume arose out of a conference on"Fundamentalism as a Political Force in the Middle East," sponsored by the Berman Center at Lehigh University in May 1989 and a seminar series... held... during the 1988-89 academic year"--P. ix./ Includes bibliographical references and index. In very good condition (MX24-15) (ID #24097) $30.00. 

 


RAB-37-3.jpg (83803 bytes) 258. • Stern, Max Emanuel. KOCHBE JIZCHAK: EINE SAMMLUNG EBRAISCHER AUFSATZE, LITERARHISTORISCHEN, EXEGETISCHEN... POETISCHEN INHALTS ZUR FORDERUNG DES EBR. SPRACHSTUDIUMS. VOL 7 ONLY. Wien (Vienna) Klopf, 1856. Hardcover, 84 pages, 12mo. In German. Stern (1811-1873) was a “Hebrew publisher and writer. Born in Pressburg, he studied in a yeshivah and began teaching at the age of 14. In 1833 he went to Vienna and worked as a proofreader at a printing press; from 1838 he was director of its Hebrew division. He was editor and publisher of Kokhevei Yizhak (36 vols, 1845–69), a Hebrew periodical which included poetry, prose, scholarly articles, and translations. He also issued old Hebrew texts with German translations” (Kressel in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek). Ex-library. Stained pages. Staining to front and back cover. Wear and bumping to corners of cover and cover spine. Light wear. Otherwise, good condition. Scarce. (Rab-37-3) (ID #24592) $65.00. 

 


MX-24-7.jpg (111082 bytes) 259. • Stern, Selma. THE COURT JEW; A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE PERIOD OF ABSOLUTISM IN CENTRAL EUROPE. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1950. Cloth, 8vo. Xvii, 312 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Jewish capitalists and financiers. Capitalists and financiers -- Europe. Stern, (1890-1981), German historian. Selma Stern-Taeubler, born in Kippenheim (Baden), was the first girl to attend the Gymnasium in Baden-Baden. She then studied history and languages at the universities of Heidelberg and Munich, graduating in 1913. She specialized at first in general German history, but became interested in the history of German Jewry. In 1919 she was appointed a research fellow at the Akademie fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin at the invitation of its founder and director, the historian Eugen Taeubler, whom she married in 1927. Her special field was compiling source material on the relationship between the Prussian state and its Jews from 1648 to 1812. Her scholarly publications were based on the premise that Judaism had to be studied in the context of the political and cultural environment. (EJ, Lachman) In very good condition in a very good jacket. (MX24-7) (ID #24089) $30.00. 

 


GR-6-17.jpg (142977 bytes) 260. • Strack, Hermann L. EINLEITUNG IN DEN THALMUD. ZWEITE, NEUBEARBEITETE AUFLAGE. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1894. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo. Viii, 136 pages. In German. Includes bibliographical annotations. Series: Schriften des Instutum judaicum in Berlin, Number. 2. Strack was a German Protestant theologian and Orientalist; assistant professor of Old Testament exegesis and Semitic languages at the University of Berlin; and "the foremost Christian authority in Germany on Talmudic and rabbinic literature, [who] studied rabbinics under Steinschneider. Since the reappearance of anti-Semitism in Germany Strack has been the champion of the Jews..."Einleitung in den Talmud" [is] a revised reprint of his article on the subject in Herzog-Hauck's "Real-Encyklopädie, " to which he made a whole series of contributions on rabbinic subjects. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Missing original covers, small stain to corner of title page. Very good condition. (GR-6-17) (ID #24686) $50.00. 

 


RAB-40-3.jpg (91011 bytes) 261. • Szarmach, Paul E. ASPECTS OF JEWISH CULTURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: PAPERS OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CENTER FOR MEDIEVAL AND EARLY RENAISSANCE STUDIES, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON, 3-5 MAY, 1974. Albany: State University Of New York Press, 1979. Hardcover, 8vo, xxi, 208 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- 70-1789 -- Historiography -- Congresses. Christianity and antisemitism -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses. Jews -- Spain -- History -- Congresses. Judaism and art -- Congresses. Grail -- Congresses. Juifs -- Histoire -- 70-1789 -- Historiographie – Congres. Christianisme et antisemitisme -- Congres. Juifs -- Espagne -- Histoire -- Congres. Judaisme et art -- Congres. Graal -- Congres. Spain -- History -- 711-1516 -- Congresses. Espagne -- Histoire -- 711-1492 (Periode arabe) -- Congres. Includes bibliographical references. Ex-library with usual markings. Lightly bumped cover corners and spine edges. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-3) (ID #24643) $40.00. 

 


RAB-46-5.jpg (100700 bytes) 263. • Vajda, Georges. INTRODUCTION A LA PENSEE JUIVE DU MOYEN AGE. Paris, J. Vrin, 1947. Softcover, 8vo, viii, 244 pages, 25 cm. In French. Series: Etudes de philosophie medievale, 35; Variation: Etudes de philosophie medievale; 35. SUBJECT (S): Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Philosophie juive. Medecine -- Philosophie. Joodse filosofie. Bibliographie on pages 211-241. Vajda (1908-1981) was a “French Arabist and Hebraist. Born in Budapest, a student of Bernard Heller, he went to Paris in 1928. From 1936 to 1960 he was a professor of Bible and theology at the Seminaire Israelite of France. He lectured at the Ecole pratique des hautes etudes (EPHE) in 1937, and was appointed “directeur d’etudes” in 1954. In 1940 he founded the Oriental department of the Institut de Recherches et d'Histoire des Textes (CNRS). He died on its premises in 1981. He directed (and wrote himself a large part of) the Revue des etudes juives from the end of World War II to 1980. In 1970 he was appointed professor at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). There and at the EPHE he proved himself an impressive, scrupulous, and paternal scholar, though a severe teacher. 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. Gifted with a vast erudition, he also produced minute and precise analyses of a number of unknown or misconstrued works. He contributed to the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Islam, with articles concerning Judaism. His most important works include Introduction a la pensee juive du Moyen Age; La theologie ascetique de Bahya ibn Paquda; Judah ben Nissim ibn Malka, philosophe juif marocain; L’Amour de Dieu dans la theologie juive du Moyen Age; Isaac Albalag, averroiste juif, traducteur et annotateur d’Al-Ghazali; Recherches sur la philosophie et la Kabbale dans la pensee juive du Moyen Age; and Le Commentaire d’Ezra de Gerone sur le Cantique des Cantiques. Among his last main concerns was the theology of Yusuf al-Basir. The catalogue of his works embraced no fewer than 1, 657 items in 1991 to which can be added unpublished material. His later books were the critical editions of Isaac Albalag’s Tikkun ha-De’ot and an abridgment of R. Judah Ibn Malkah on Sefer Yezirah, the Catalogue des manuscrits arabes. Manuscrits musulmans, vol. 2, to which may be added the posthumous Catalogue… Mss. Musulmans, vol. 3, Al-Kitab al-Muhtawi de Yusuf al-Basir, Le commentaire sur le Livre de la Creation de Dunash ben Tamim… ed. Revue et augmentee, and four volumes of scripta minora: G. E. Weil (ed. ), Melanges G. Vajda; N. Cottard (ed. ), La transmission du savoir en Islam, VIIe–XVIIIe siecles; D. Gimaret, M. Hayoun, J. Jolivet (eds. ), Etudes de theologie et de philosophie arabo-islamiques a l’epoque classique; and Sages et penseurs sepharades de Bagdad a Cordoue” (Touati and Rothschild in EJ, 2007). Browning to edges of pages. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Rab-46-5) (ID #24736) $30.00. 

 


MX-24-18.jpg (95584 bytes) 264. • Viorst, Milton. WHAT SHALL I DO WITH THIS PEOPLE?: JEWS AND THE FRACTIOUS POLITICS OF JUDAISM. New York, NY: The Free Press, 2002. Cloth, 8vo. 287 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History. Jews -- History. Judaism and politics -- Israel. Jews -- Israel -- Identity. Ultra-Orthodox Jews -- Israel. Reform Judaism -- Israel. Orthodox Judaism -- Israel. Jodendom. Religieuze leiders. Macht. Identiteit. In fine condition in a fine jacket. (MX24-18) (ID #24100) $30.00. 

 

 

 

 

 


RAB-45-3.jpg (77253 bytes) 265. • Wiesner, J. (Jonas) ; Institut Zur Förderung Der Israelitischen Literatur. SCHOLIEN ZUM BABYLONISCHEN TALMUD. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Prag: S. Freund,. 1859-1867. Three quarter leather, large 8vo, 3 vols. In 1 ; 22 cm. In German. First Edition. Contents: Heft 1. Berachoth (1859, 159 p. ). Heft 2. Sabbath. (1862, 277 p. ) Heft 3. Erubin und Pesachim. (1867, 176 p. ) SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- Commentaries. Note(s): Heft 2. Has title: Scholien zum babylonischen Talmud, verfasst und mit Unterstützung des verehrlichen Instituts zur Förderung isr. Literatur. BOUND WITH: Duschak, Moritz; DIE BIBLISCH-TALMUDISCHE GLAUBENSLEHRE NEBST EINER DAZU GEHÖRIGEN BEILAGE ÜBER STAAT UND KIRCHE Breslau: W. Jacobsohn, 1885, 256 p. ; Duschak, Moritz; DIE MORAL DER EVANGELIEN UND DES TALMUD: EINE VERGLEICHENDE STUDIE IM GEISTE UNSERER ZEIT. Breslau: W. Jacobsohn, 1885, 58 p. ; Rabbinovicz, Raphael Nathan Nata; MAAMAR AL HADPASAT HA-TALMUD. Minkhen (Munchen): A. Huver, 1877. 132 p. Strack, Hermann Leberecht ; PIRKE AVOT. DIE SPRUCHE DER VATER: EIN ETHISCHER MISCHNA-TRAKTAT. Karlsruhe: H. Reuther, 1882, 58 p. Some wear to spine leather. Handwritten list of contents on flyleaf. Ownership signature. Very good condition. (RAB-45-3) (ID #24691) $100.00. 

 


RAB-34a-2.jpg (186766 bytes) 266. • Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim, Joshua Ben Alexander Falk Ha-Kohen, Shabbethai Ben Meir Ha-Kohen. ספר תורת כהנים שלחן ערוך חשן משפט : עם הביאורים מאירת עינים ושפתי כהן...טורי זהב... SEFER TORAT KOHANIM SHULHAN ARUKH HOSHEN MISHPAT: IM HA-BEURIM MEIRAT ENAYIM VE-SIFTE KOHEN... TURE ZAHAV...VOL 1 ONLY (OF 2). Ukraine, Zitomir [Zhitomir]: Hanina Lipa Ve-Yehoshua Heshel Shapira, 1856. Hardcover leather, Folio, 556 + 25 pages. 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Shulhan arukh Hoshen mishpat; Ture zahav. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Ex-library with usual markings. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Chipped edges. Water damage to last page. Chipping and wear to edges of cover and binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-34A-2). (ID #24542) $100.00. 

 


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RAB-39-9.jpg (149448 bytes) 267. • Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. STUDENTS' ANNUAL / JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA (VOLS. 1-3, 1914 – 1916) COMPLETE. New York, NY: [Isaac Goldman Co. ], 1916. Cloth with gilt lettering, 8vo, 319 pages (Vol. 1), 206 pages (Vol. 2), 204 pages (Vol. 3). Annual reports on the operation of the seminary. Includes photographs of faculty and graduating students, as well as 10 pages of advertisements in back. SUBJECT (S): Jews-Study and Teaching-Periodicals. “The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. ”(jtsa.edu) Volumes 1 - Memorial issue to President Solomon Schechter. Articles by Louis Ginzberg, Mordecai Kaplan, Alexander Marx, and others. Some wear to cover and spine, spine and back cover tanned. Very good condition. Volume 2 – Dedicated to Louis Marshall, then Chairman of the Board of Directors. Wear to spine, very good condition. Vol. 3 - Ex-library with bookplate in front and bookpocket in back. Hinge repair. Wear to spine and covers. Small tears to edges of back few pages, pencil marks on some pages. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide: Spertus Inst Of Jewish Studies (Chicago), Univ Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg (Germany, Hebrew Union Coll. (OH), Danish Nat. Lib, and The Royal Lib. Of Denmark. Good condition. (RAB-39-8) (ID #24637) $200.00. 

 


gr-4-3.jpg (107152 bytes) 268. • Bloch, Moses. JAHRESBERICHT DER LANDES-RABBINERSCHULE IN BUDAPEST FÜR DAS SCHULJAHR 1881-82. VORANGEHT: DIE CIVILPROCESS-ORDNUNG NACH MOSAISCH-RABBINISCHEM RECHTE. Budapest: Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1882. Wrappers; 8vo. Iv, 108, 21 pages. In German. Annotated. Moses Bloch was a Bohemian rabbi and author. He was professor of Talmud and Codes and also rector of the Budapest Seminary for 30 years. Bloch published important monographs in German and Hungarian on biblical and talmudic law in the yearbooks of the Budapest Seminary, of which this is one volume. (EJ) OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Edgeworn; usual age staining. Very good condition. (GR-4-3) (ID #16019) $100.00. 

 

 


RAB-34-10.jpg (110480 bytes) 269. • Daiches, Rabbi Israel Chaim. BETH-WAAD L'CHACHAMIM. A MONTHLY MAGAZINE FOR EXEGETICS, TALMUDIC DISSERTATIONS, JEWISH RITUAL AND SCIENCE. Leeds, No Publisher (The Author?), 1902. Quarter Leather, 8vo, aprox 150 pages. Numbers 1, 2, & 3, all from 1902. In Hebrew.(RAB-34-10) (ID #24550) $300.00.