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TITLES IN RABBINICS,
MEDIEVAL JEWRY, &
JEWISH THOUGHT

 

 

 

 

 

Nr. 54. • Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. שלחן ערוך :מטור חושן משפט SHULHAN ‘ARUKH: MI-TUR HOSHEN MISHPAT. Amsterdam: 1805-1806?.

Nr.6 • Jacobs, Louis P. and Joseph Fels. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE JEW; AN ADDRESS TO THE MELBOURNE JEWISH UNDERGRADUATES’ SOCIETY, 26TH OCTOBER, 1913. Melbourne, Australia, 1914.

1. • Cordovero, Moses Ben Jacob. הזהר על התורה : ... עם סתרי תורה ומדרש הנעלם עם פקודי אורייתא מרעייא מהימנא ותוספתא ... והגהות מן מוהרח״ו ומן ר״מ קורדיוירו ... והוספנו בזה חדשות פירוש מקדש מלך ... HA-ZOHAR ‘AL HA-TORAH:... ‘IM SITRE TORAH U-MIDRASH HA-NE’LAM ‘IM PEKUDE ORAITA ME-RA’AYA MEHEMNA VE-TOSEFTA ‘AL... VE-HAGAHOT MIN MO. HA-R. H.V U-MIN R.M KORDIVIRO... VE-HOSAFNU BA-ZEH HADASHOT PERUSH MIKDASH MELEKH... (THREE VOLUME). Zolkva: 1862.

47. • Koidonover, Zevi Hirsch. SEFER KAV HA-YASHAR. MORALNYA RAZSUZHDENIYA: BI-LESHON HA-KODESH UVI-LESHON ASHKENAZ... Vilna, 1864.

 

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Contents In Order: 

SPECIAL ITEMS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY

MEDIEVAL JEWISH LITERATURE

GENIZAH

RAMBAM

SAADIA GAON

THE KIMCHIS

ETHICS

PIRKE AVOT

SHULCHAN ARUCH

SHECHITA

WOMEN AND FAMILY LAW

CALENDAR

CHASIDUT

KARAISM

SPINOZA

BIBLE

LITURGY

SERMONS

FESTSCHRIFTEN

ANTISEMITISM & THE HOLOCAUST

JACOB NEUSNER TITLES

19TH & EARLY-20TH CENTURY AMERICAN IMPRINTS

OTHER RABBINICS TITLES

 

SPECIAL ITEMS

 

1.         • Cordovero, Moses Ben Jacob. הזהר על התורה : ... עם סתרי תורה ומדרש הנעלם עם פקודי אורייתא מרעייא מהימנא ותוספתא ... והגהות מן מוהרח״ו ומן ר״מ קורדיוירו ... והוספנו בזה חדשות פירוש מקדש מלך ... HA-ZOHAR ‘AL HA-TORAH:... ‘IM SITRE TORAH U-MIDRASH HA-NE’LAM ‘IM PEKUDE ORAITA ME-RA’AYA MEHEMNA VE-TOSEFTA ‘AL... VE-HAGAHOT MIN MO. HA-R. H.V U-MIN R.M KORDIVIRO... VE-HOSAFNU BA-ZEH HADASHOT PERUSH MIKDASH MELEKH... (THREE VOLUME). Zolkva: Bi-Defus Shemu’el Pinhas Shtiller, 1862.   Hardcover, 8vo, 3 volume, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Cordovero (1522–1570), was “the outstanding kabbalist in Safed before Isaac Luria. He was a disciple of Joseph Caro and of Solomon Alkabez, and a teacher of Isaac Luria. His first large systematic work is Pardes Rimmonim, which Cordovero completed by the age of 27. Ten years later he finished his second systematic book, the Elimah Rabbati, and also wrote a lengthy commentary on all the parts of the Zohar which has been preserved in manuscript in Modena. The doctrine of Cordovero is a summary and a development of the different trends in Kabbalah up to his time, and his whole work is a major attempt to synthesize and to construct a speculative kabbalistic system” (Ben-Shlomo in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Ex-library with usual markings. Complete 3 volume set. Bumped corners. Wear to binding. Light staining to some pages. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-12-7)  (ID #25427) $500.00.

 

2.         • Nork, F. BRAMINEN UND RABBINEN ODER: INDIEN DAS STAMMLAND DER HEBRAER UND IHRER FABELN. Meissen, F. W. Goedsche, 1836. Small 4to, 18, 344. First EDITION. Germans interspersed with Hebrew. The author discusses the Indian origin of the story of Job. He notes parallels to the Hindu legend of King Haricandra who was tested by the gods and thereby lost his family and wealth, only to have them restored once he made appropriate amends. Nork’s source was the Jesuit priest Jean-Venant Bouchet who spent much time in Southern India. On title, zodiac of Twelve Tribes of Israel. Foxed, few tears slightly affecting text. Half-calf boards, rubbed, binding repair. Good Condition. (Spec-12-3)  (ID #25531) $100.00.

 

3.         • Gentilomo, Sanson. סדר תהלים מתורגם איטלקית. SEDER TEHILIM. Livorno: Shimshon Yentilomo, 1838.   Rebound in modern binding, 8vo., ca 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Psalms. Hebrew. Binding solid and tight, with title imprinted on spine. Small chips and edgewear to first few pages. One page missing a third of page. Very light staining throughout. Handwriting from 1860 on endpaper reads “Dr. Judah Israel, Gibraltar”. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (JTS) Good + condition. (SEF-35-29) (ID #25393) $200.00.

 

4.         • Goitein, S. D.. A MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY: THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE ARAB WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE CAIRO GENIZA. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967 - 1993. Cloth, 8vo, illustrations, facsimiles, maps, 24 cm. This six-volume "portrait of a Mediterranean personality" is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world. Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their study, deciphering the language of the documents and organizing what he called a "marvelous treasure trove of manuscripts" into a coherent, fascinating picture of the society that created them. It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community. The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual. The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. The author refers throughout to other passages in his monumental work that amplify what is discussed in any particular section. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. "Published under the auspices of the Near Eastern Center, University of California, Los Angeles. " Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: volume 1. Economic foundations. --Volume 2. The community. -Volume 3. The family. -Volume 4. Daily life. --Volume 5. The individual. --Volume 6. Cumulative indices. Includes 8 plates of black and white illustrations, colored end papers illustrated with map. Subjects: Jews -- Civilization. Cairo Genizah. Islamic Empire -- Civilization. Added author Gustave E. Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies. LCCN 67-22430 //r84. Very good condition in good dustjackets. (Sef - 22-15) (ID #10710) $400.00.

 

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

 

6.         • Jacobs, Louis P. and Joseph Fels. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE JEW; AN ADDRESS TO THE MELBOURNE JEWISH UNDERGRADUATES’ SOCIETY, 26TH OCTOBER, 1913. Melbourne, Australia, 1914. Softcover, 8vo, 35 pages. SUBJECT (S): Single tax. Cover-title. Reprinted articles by Joseph Fels, pages 24-35. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, Hebrew Union College, National Library of Australia, State Library of Victoria), only 2 in the US, none west of Cincinnati. Spine repair. Lightly bumped corners. Very good condition. (Heb-15-4) (ID #25823) $135.00.

 

7.         • Moses Ben Maimon. THE REASONS OF THE LAWS OF MOSES. London, James Nichols, 1827. 4to, 451 pages. First edition. From the “More Nevochim” of Maimonidies. With notes, dissertations and a life of the author by James Townley. First appearance in English of Maimonidies’ Guide to the Perplexed. The translator, James Townley presents here the “Ta’amei HaMitzvoth” (rationales of the commandments) in the third part of Maimonides’ Moreh Nevuchim. Engraved frontispiece of phylacteries and mezuzah. An uncut copy. Light stains, contemporary boards, worn, spine repaired. (Spec-12-5) (ID #25533) $500.00.

 

8.         • Otho, Johann Heinrich. IOH. HENRICI OTHONIS, HEL. BERNATIS, IN ACAD. LAUS. PHIL. PROF., LEXICON RABBINICO-PHILOLOGICUM. Genevae: Sumptibus Ioh. Herm. Widerhold, 1675. Bound in period Vellum, 12mo, 80, 682, 54 pages, 18 cm. First edition. In Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, includes Otho's Latin translation of the Mishnah Tractate Shekalim with parallel Hebrew text. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Latin language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- Latin. Engraved title page vignette (printer’s device), head- and tail-pieces, initials. Includes indexes. Added half title page. Other Titles: “Lexicon rabbinico-philologicum; Lexicon rabbinico-philologicvm, in qvo ordine alphabetico notantvr et referuntur praecipua; Mishnah; Shekalim; ” Hebrew; 1675; Mishnah; Shekalim; Latin; Otho; 1675. Ex-library with usual markings. Staining to cover. Bumped corners and edges. Very good condition. (Bib-22-9) (ID #25092) $400.00.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

9.         • MARTIN BUBER SEIN WERK IM SCHOCKEN VERLAG. Berlin: Schocken, 1932. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 15 Pages. In German. Bookpublisher’s catalog, Schocken’s publications of Buber’s works, published the year before Hitler’s ascension to power. The Schocken Verlag, founded by Buber’s good friend Salman Schocken was the most important Jewish publishing house in Germany in the 1930s. SUBJECT (S): Schocken Verlag.  Buber, Martin, 1878-1965.  In very good condition (GER24-12) (ID #25556) $45.00.

 

10.         Castelbolognesi, Tullio. JUDAICA... FROM THE COLLECTION OF TULLIO CASTELBOLOGNESI... AND FROM OTHER SOURCES: EGYPTIAN, GREEK, ETRUSCAN, & ROMAN ANTIQUITIES, ROMANESQUE, GOTHIC, & RENAISSANCE ART... New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1956. Softcover, 8vo, 106 pages, illustrated, 25 cm. Jewish art scholar Joseph Gutmann’s copy. “Public auction sale, Judaica: Thursday, February 23 at 1: 45 p. M. Other property: Friday, February 24 at 1: 45 p. M. ” on title page. “Sale number 1651.” Other Titles: “Rare Judaica. ” SUBJECT (S): Jewish art and symbolism -- Catalogs. Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Catalogs. Jewish art objects -- Catalogs. Castelbolognesi, Tullio -- Art collections -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Light wear to edges of cover and cover corners. Page 39-40 missing. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-10-17) (ID #25717) $65.00.

 

11.       • Kagan, Berl. SEFER HA-PRENUMERANTN: VEGVAYZER TSU PRENUMERIRTE HEBREISHE SEFARIM UN ZAYERE HOTMIM FUN 8,767 KEHILOT IN AYROPE UN TSAFON-AFRIKE. New York: Library of the Jewish Theological Society of America, 1975. Cloth; 4to. Xx, 384, xii pages. Nicely bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and spattered edges. Frontispiece portrait of the author's late son, to whom the book is dedicated. In Yiddish, with introduction in both Yiddish and English. Title page in English on verso: Hebrew Subscription Lists, With an Index to 8,767 Jewish Communities in Europe and North Africa. Includes indices. This work is the fruit of a massive project undertaken by the author, a staff member of the Library of the JTS. It organizes the data culled from tens of thousands of Jewish books over a period of about 150 years. The result is an index of 350, 000 Jews from almost 9, 000 communities who presubscribed for specific books by specific writers, their names having been noted in the books upon publication. An invaluable tool for scholars and researchers. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinical literature -- Publishing. Names, Geographical -- Hebrew. Names, Geographical -- Yiddish. Names, Geographical -- Europe, Eastern. Names, Geographical -- Africa, North.  Very good condition. (CT-9)  (ID #14931) $125.00.

 

12.       • Steinschneider, Moritz. MANNA. Berlin, J. Rosenberg, 1847. Softcover, 12mo, 114 pages, 18 cm. In German. Contents: Parabeln, Erzahlungen, Makamen u. dgl. -- Kleinere Gedichte, Epigramme, Gnomen -- Erlauterungen und Parallelen -- Notzien uber Schriftsteller und Schriften. SUBJECT(S):  Hebrew poetry -- Translations into German. German poetry -- Translations from Hebrew. Translations from medieval Hebrew writers. Cover title. Steinschneider (1816-1907), was the "father of modern Jewish bibliography, among the founders of the "Science of Judaism" (Wissenschaft des Judentums ). Born the son of the Talmud scholar Jacob Steinschneider and Hani Zadek-Weizenkorn in Prossnitz, Moravia, Steinschneider received his early education in his native town, where he was influenced by his uncle Gideon Brecher. He also attended a Christian school and studied music, an interest he maintained throughout his life. Steinschneider's literary output was tremendous; his bibliography contains more than 1,400 items. His main lifelong interest was the study of the relationship between Jewish and general cultures, especially during medieval times. Steinschneider spent most of his life in the pursuit of his great scholarly projects, but he also wrote some lighter belletristic and journalistic works. He also commented - though rarely - on the major contemporary events of his day and for a while was actively involved in a society founded by his friend Abraham Benisch, the aim of which was the promotion of Jewish resettlement in Erez Israel. He withdrew from the group in the early 1840s and later assumed a very negative attitude toward political Zionism" (Schmelzer in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-14-3) (ID #25811) $200.00.

 

MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY

 

13.       • Ashtor, Eliyahu, Aaron Klein, Jenny MacHlowitz Klein and David J Wasserstein. THE JEWS OF MOSLEM SPAIN (VOLUME 1 ONLY). Philadelphia; Jerusalem: The Jewish Publication Society, 1973. Hardcover, 8vo, XXII-469 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Juifs -- Espagne -- Histoire. Espagne -- Relations interethniques. Notes bibliogr. Index. Wear to edges and corners of dust jacket. Wear to cover binding. Good condition in Good Jacket. (Sef-19-17)  (ID #25047) $30.00.

 

14.       • Ashtor, Eliyahu, Aaron Klein, Jenny MacHlowitz Klein and David J Wasserstein. THE JEWS OF MOSLEM SPAIN (VOLUME 2 ONLY). Philadelphia; Jerusalem: The Jewish Publication Society, 1973. Hardcover, 8vo, 381 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Juifs -- Espagne -- Histoire. Espagne -- Relations interethniques. Notes bibliogr. Index. Wear to edges of dust jacket, small tear to spine of jacket.  Very Good condition in Good + Jacket. (Sef-19-17b)  (ID #25103) $30.00.

 

15.       • Baer, Yitzhak. translated From The Hebrew by Louis Schoffman. A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN CHRISTIAN SPAIN. VOLUME I ONLY: " FROM THE AGE OF RECONQUEST TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.". Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1961. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, vii, 463, 22 cm. Stands on its own for this period. "May be regarded as a translation of the second [Hebrew] edition. Here and there... The text has been slightly abridged... Elsewhere,... Principally in the notes, the translation contains material not found in either of the Hebrew editions. " Includes bibliographical references. Subject: Jews -- Spain -- History. Bookplate from previous owner on inside front cover. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (SEF-23-16)  (ID #25110) $30.00.

 

16.       • Blumenkranz, Bernard. LE JUIF MEDIEVAL AU MIROIR DE L’ART CHRETIEN. Paris: Etudes Augustiniennes, 1966.  Softcover, 8vo, 158 pages. In Undetermined. SUBJECT (S): Juifs dans l’art. Art chretien -- 500-1500 (Moyen Age) Art medieval. Juifs -- Dans l'art. Art medieval -- Themes, motifs. Art chretien -- Themes, motifs. Juif, Art chretien, Moyen-Age. OCLC lists 46 copies worldwide.  Minor staining to cover. Bumped corners. Wear to spine. Good condition. (Sef-22-2) (ID #25409) $70.00.

 

17.       • Bovill, Edward William. THE GOLDEN TRADE OF THE MOORS. London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Hardcover, 8vo, xvi, 293 pages, illustrated. Edition: 2nd edition. SUBJECT (S): Sudan (Region) – History. Includes 17 pages on Jews. Signed by author inside cover. Wear to edges and corners of dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-16-13) (ID #25003) $30.00.

 





 

18.       • Chazan, Robert. DAGGERS OF FAITH: THIRTEENTH-CENTURY CHRISTIAN MISSIONIZING AND JEWISH RESPONSE. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1989. Hardcover, 8vo, vii, 226 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Missions to Jews -- Europe -- History. Judaism (Christian theology) -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Missions -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Jodenzending. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 209-217. Chazan (1936-) is a “leading historian of the Jewish Middle Ages, focusing especially on Jewish-Christian relations and disputations. Chazan received his B. A. From Columbia College, rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and his Ph. D. From Columbia University. He taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary; Ohio State University, where he also served as director of the Melton Center for Jewish Studies; Queens College, where he served as director of the Center for Jewish Studies; and from 1987 has served as Scheuer Professor of Jewish Studies at New York University. Beyond his teaching, Chazan has been very active in the American Jewish academic scene. He was the president of the Association for Jewish Studies and served as the editor of the AJS Review. He was a member of the executive committee of the American Academy for Jewish Research and served as its president. In addition he was chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and provided services to the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Wexner Foundation. He is the author of nine books: Medieval Jewry in Northern France; Church, State, and Jew in the Middle Ages; European Jewry and the First Crusade; Daggers of Faith: Thirteenth-Century Christian Missionizing and Jewish Response; Barcelona and Beyond: The Disputation of 1263 and Its Aftermath; In the Year 1096: The Jews and the First Crusade; Medieval Stereotypes and Modern Antisemitism; God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First-Crusade Narratives; and Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom. He has authored dozens of articles and edited three volumes as well. Chazan’s work is characterized by a nuanced perspective on Jewish-Christian relations that were not by any means always characterized by hostility, and in which numerous factors – political, economic, religio-cultural – are seen as having contributed to the outbreak of hostilities between Jews and Christians when they did occur. Chazan is also deeply sensitive to the impact of the Crusades on the political, economic, and religious worldviews of Jews in the German Rhineland. He presents Jews not only as victims but also as people actively confronting the core issues of the day in a manner that mirrors the efforts of the surrounding Christian majority” (Harris in EJ, 2007). Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-19-10) (ID #25040) $125.00.

 

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

 

20.       • Jones, G. Lloyd. THE DISCOVERY OF HEBREW IN TUDOR ENGLAND: A THIRD LANGUAGE. Manchester University Press, 1983. Hardcover, 8vo., 311 pages. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Talen. Hebreeuws. Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 16th century. Includes index and bibliography. “ The claim that Hebrew studies permeated sixteenth century English intellectual life…is considered in this book within a threefold framework: the influences which lay behind such studies, the motives that prompted them, and the opportunities for their development” (from jacket). Very good condition in Very good jacket. (BIB-23-3) (ID #25099) $39.00.

 

21.       • Mann, Vivian And Mari del Carmen Lacarra Ducay And Marcus B. Burke. AN UNEASY COMMUNION.  Jews, Christians and Altarpieces of Medieval Aragon. D Giles Ltd, 2010. Hardcover, 176 pages. 9781904832706.  Provides an in-depth study of the production of altarpieces in medieval Spain. Vivian B. Mann is director of the Masters Program in Jewish Art at the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Curator Emerita of the Jewish Museum; Maria del Carmen Lacarra Ducay is professor of Ancient and Medieval Art History at the University of Saragossa, Spain; Marcus B. Burke is curator of paintings, drawings, and metalwork at The Hispanic Society of America, New York; Thomas F. Glick is professor of history at Boston University.  New condition. (SEF-22A-5)  (ID #25055) $75.00.

 

22.       • (Navarra) Garcia-Arenal, Mercedes and Beatrice Leroy. MOROS Y JUDIOS EN NAVARRA EN LA BAJA EDAD MEDIA. Madrid: Hiperion, 1984. Softcover, 8vo, 256 pages, maps, 24 cm. In Spanish. Series: Libros Hiperion; 76. Contents: Los moros de Navarra en la baja Edad Media; Mercedes Garcia-Arenal -- Los judios de Navarra al final de la Edad Media; Beatrice Leroy. SUBJECT (S): Muslims -- Navarre (Kingdom). Jews -- Navarre (Kingdom). Muslims -- Navarre (Kingdom) -- History -- Sources. Jews -- Navarre (Kingdom) -- History -- Sources. Muslims -- Spain. Jews -- Spain. Moros en Navarra (Reino). Navarre (Kingdom) -- History -- Sources. "Apendice documental" on pages 199-249. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Light wear to edges of cover binding. Very good condition. (Sef-21-2) (ID #25172) $90.00.

 

23.       • (Spain) Neuman, Abraham A. THE JEWS IN SPAIN; THEIR SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL LIFE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES. VOLUME 2 ONLY (OF 2). Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1942. Cloth, 8vo, 286, 399 pages, 4 plates, maps, facsimiles, 23 cm. Mapped end papers, black and white photos. Series The Morris Loeb series. Bibliography on pages 351-370. II. A social-cultural study. Subjects: Jews -- Spain. Ex library copy with usual marks, colors on cover and spine fading, hinges shaken. Good condition. (SEF-27-7)  (ID #10624) $40.00.

 

24.       • (Turkey) Goodblatt, Morris S. Jewish Life in Turkey in the Xvith Century, As Reflected in the Legal Writings of Samuel De Medina.. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1952. Cloth. 8vo. 240 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews - Turkey - History; Joden. Gilt lettering on spine. Ex-library with usual markings.Wear on binding and corners of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-rab-3-15)  (ID #21309) $60.00.

 

MEDIEVAL JEWISH LITERATURE

 

25.       • Delitzsch, Franz. ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JUDISCHEN POESIE VOM ABSCHLUSS DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFTEN ALTEN BUNDES BIS AUF DIE NEUESTE ZEIT. Leipzig, K. Tauchnitz, 1836. Hardcover, 8vo, xxiv, 224 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Includes bibliographical references. Delitzsch (1813–1890), was a “German Protestant theologian, Bible and Judaica scholar. Inspired by Julius Fuerst to devote himself to the study of Judaism, he was appointed professor of theology at the university of his native Leipzig in 1844. Later he taught at Rostock, Erlangen, and again in Leipzig. Though Delitzsch was a devoted Christian and the most significant figure of the Lutheran “Mission to the Jews, ” believing in the supremacy of the New Testament over the Old, he maintained an extraordinary understanding of, and affection for, Judaism. Well versed in Hebrew and in Semitic languages, as well as in the Talmud and in medieval Jewish literature, Delitzsch was in close touch with the leading Jewish scholars of his time. As a devout Christian, he proselytized among the Jews, wrote several pamphlets for that purpose, and made a new translation of the New Testament into Hebrew (1877, 190112; supposedly with the assistance of A. H. Weiss) ” (Breuer in EJ 2007). Bumped cover corners. Light staining to some pages. Otherwise very good condition. (Heb-15-1) (ID #25820) $240.00.

 

26.       • Feliu I Mabres, Eduard and Jaume Riera I Sans. POEMES HEBRAICS DE JUEUS CATALANS: (SEGLES XI-XV). 1976. Softcover, 8vo, 212 pages, 23 cm. In Catalan. Series: Llibres del mall; 22. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry, Medieval -- Spain -- Translations into Catalan. Includes bibliographical references. Wear to edges of cover. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-16-12) (ID #25002) $125.00.

 

27.       • Geiger, Abraham. SALOMO GABIROL UND SEINE DICHTUNGEN. Leipzig: O. Leiner, 1867. Hardcover, 12mo, x, 147 pages, 20 cm. In German. Series: Schriften hrsg. Vom Institute zur forderung der israelitischen literatur... 12. Jahr, 1833-1867. SUBJECT (S): Named Person: Ibn Gabirol, 11th century. Imprint covered by label of W. Jacobsohn & co. Breslau. Geiger (1810–1874), was a “pioneer of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and founder of Reform Judaism. Geiger was born in Frankfurt am Main to an Orthodox family and received a traditional religious education. Since no university professorships were available in Germany to Jews, Geiger took a position as rabbi to the Jewish community of Wiesbaden from 1832 to 1837 and continued his academic publications primarily through the scholarly journals he founded and edited, Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift fuer juedische Theologie (1835–39) and Juedische Zeitschriftfuer Wissenschaft und Leben (1862–75). His journals became an important vehicle in its day for publishing Jewish scholarship, and they included historical and theological studies as well as discussions of contemporary Jewish affairs. Although criticized sharply for his opposition to Jewish national identity, notably in his refusal to intervene on behalf of the Jews of Damascus accused of ritual murder in 1840, Geiger sought to instill a deep sense of pride in Jews. He argued that Jews deserve credit for giving birth to the three major monotheistic traditions of the West, and also for those principles of religious tolerance and freedom of belief that constitute the basis of modern society” (Heschel in EJ 2007). Yellowing staining to edges of pages. Bumped cover corners. Pencil marks on some pages. Very good condition. (Sef-18-6) (ID #25514) $30.00.

 

GENIZAH

 

28.       • Katsh, Abraham I. GINZE TALMUD BAVLI: MEHA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT: MEUSAF ANTONIN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-LEUMIT BE-LENINGRAD: YOTSIM LI-OR BA-PA`AM HA-RISHONAH, `IM MAVO, SHINUI NOSHAOT U-HE`AROT. VOL 1 (ONLY). 4to. In Hebrew with English introduction and title page. Facsimile illustrations. Volume 1 (of 2) only. SUBJECT(S): Cairo Genizah; Talmud - criticism, textual. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) In slipcase. Very good condition. (MX-33-30) (ID #19490) $200.00.

 

29.       • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. GINZE TALMUD BAVLI: MEHA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT: ME'USAF ANTONIN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-LE'UMIT BE-LENINGRAD: YOTS'IM LI-OR BA-PA'AM HA-RISHONAH, 'IM MAVO, SHINUI NOSHA'OT U-HE'AROT. VOL II. 4to. 170, vi, 90 pages. Facsimile illustrations. In slipcase. Vol. 2 only. In Hebrew with English introduction. SUBJECT (S): Cairo Genizah; Talmud - criticism, textual. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Very good condition. (MX-33-31) (ID #25853) $80.00.

 

RAMBAM

 

30.       • Baron, Salo Wittmayer. THE HISTORICAL OUTLOOK OF MAIMONIDES. New York, Columbia University Press, 1935. Paper Wrappers,  8vo,  108 pages.  Offprint from the Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, vol. VI.  (RAB-34A-27)  Paper covers lightly browning, tears at spine, Good condition. (ID #2755) $40.00.

 

31.       Efros, Israel and Louis Ginzberg. PHILOSOPHICAL TERMS IN THE MOREH NEBUKIM. New York, Columbia University Press, 1924. Hardcover, 8vo, xi, 157 pages, 24 cm. Series: Columbia University Oriental studies, volume 22. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy -- Terminology. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Dalalat al-ha'irin. “Notes by Louis Ginzberg” on pages 129-144. "Works consulted" on pages ix-x. Efros (1891-1981) was a “Hebrew educator, poet, and scholar. Born in Ostrog, the Ukraine, he went to the United States in 1905. He served for a time as rabbi and in 1918 founded the Baltimore Hebrew College and the Teachers Training School. He was professor of Hebrew at Johns Hopkins University, rabbi of Temple Beth El in Buffalo, professor of Semitics at the University of Buffalo and Hunter College, N. Y. C., where he founded the Hebrew Division; in 1945 he was appointed professor of Jewish philosophy and modern Hebrew literature at Dropsie College, Philadelphia. Efros served as president of the Histadrut Ivrit of America. He settled in Israel in 1955 and served as rector of Tel Aviv University. In 1960 he was elected honorary president of the university. His works on Jewish philosophy include The Problem of Space in Jewish Medieval Philosophy, Philosophical Terms in the Moreh Nebukim, Judah Halevi as Poet and Thinker, Ha-Pilosofyah ha-Yehudit ha-Attikah, Ancient Jewish Philosophy: A Study in Metaphysics and Ethics, Studies in Medieval Jewish Philosophy, and studies on Saadiah Gaon and Abraham B. Hiyya. Among his volumes of poetry are Shirim; Vigvamim Shotekim, a poem about the American Indians with echoes of American epic poetry; Zahav about the California Gold Rush of 1849; Anahnu ha-Dor. A four-volume collection of his poetry was published in 1966. His spiritual world is rooted both in tradition and in critical philosophy; thus tension is felt in his poetry between the antipodes of feeling and cerebration. Efros’ diction is both poetic and precise. A pessimistic vision dominates his post-World War II works. Efros translated Shelley's poetry and Shakespeare's Hamlet and other works into Hebrew, and some of Bialik’s poetry into English. He also collaborated with Judah Even-Shmuel (Kaufman) and Benjamin N. Silkiner in compiling an English-Hebrew dictionary” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Light yellowing to edges of some pages. Wear to edges of cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-15A-21).  (ID #26040) $75.00.

 

32.       • Feigenbaum, Benjamin. DER RAMBAM: RABENU MOSHEH BEN MAIMON (MAYMONIDES): ZAYN LEBEN UN ZAYNE OFTHUOUNGEN FIN IDEN UN FIR DI VELT. New York: International Library Publication Co., 1903. Softcover, 12mo, 31 pages, 17 cm. In Yiddish. Series: Internatsyonale bibliothek: Lebensbeshraybungen fun berihmte menner. SUBJECT (S): Other Titles: Moses Maimonides; biography. Feigenbaum (1860–1932), was a “Yiddish journalist, essayist, editor, and pamphleteer. Born in Warsaw, the son of hasidic parents, he rejected the religious traditions in which he had been brought up and developed into a militant atheist and agitator for socialism. Leaving home, he proceeded in 1884 to Antwerp, in 1887 to London, where he wrote for Yiddish and Hebrew periodicals and published pamphlets on socialism, reaching the United States in 1891. In America, he joined the United Hebrew Trades, writing tracts to win the support of Jewish laborers for socialism and atheism. He also wrote for the Forverts and Arbeter-Tsaytung, and for the literary monthly Tsukunft, of which he was editor for a time. He wrote his essays under several pseudonyms including Shabbes, Shabsovitch, and Sh. Peshes. In 1900 he became general secretary of the newly formed Arbeter Ring, which he established firmly before resigning in 1903. In 1909 he served as chairman of the mass meeting which sanctioned the general strike of the waist and dress trade, the so-called "uprising of 20, 000." His publications include Vi Kumt a Yid tsu Sotsyalizmus; Kosher un Treyfe un Andere Mitsves; Yidishkayt un Sotsyalizm” (Melvyn and Miller in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. Front and back covers torn at spin. Small tears to cover. Bumped corners. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-51-3) (ID #25843) $100.00.

 

33.       • Klein, Carol. THE CREDO OF MAIMONIDES. A RABBINIC ANTHOLOGY. New York: Philosophical Library, 1958. Cloth, 8vo, 143 pages. Includes Chapter Notes and Index. "Here is a work that scans the whole astonishing range of Maimonides' religious and scientific ideas and gives them concise and systematic form. 'The Thirteen Articles of Faith' are its mainspring and inspiration as they were the essence of Maimonides' own creed and theology." Very Good Condition. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1960. Cloth, 8vo, 853 pages. A compendium of all those passages in the Talmudic and Midrashic lieteratue that bear on the nature of God, the Law, virtue, prayer, faith, sin, charity, the Messiah, the Last Judgement. It also illuminates rabbinic attitudes toward the family, asceticism, hopitatlity, courtesy, and peace. An invaluable and nearly exhaustible collection containing thousands of stories, parables, and statements of the rabbis. Reprint of the 1938 edition. Very Good Condition in Good Jacket. (RAB-34A-28) (ID #12921) $65.00.




34.       • Kohut, Alexander. NOTES ON A HITHERTO UNKNOWN EXEGETICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL COMMENTARY TO THE PENTATEUCH. New York, A. Ginsberg, Printer, 1892. Softcover, 8vo, 56, xxxviii pages, diagr. 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Abu Mansur al-Dhamari. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. “Appendix the first. Hebrew selections from Aboo Manzur al Dhamari’s Hebrew-Arabic commentary... “ on pages i-xxi. Appendix the second. Arabic selections from the Sirag al-akul... Of Aboo Manzur al-Dhamari” on pages xxiii-xxxviii. Bound in period paper wrappers. Light wear throughout pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-6) (ID #25489) $65.00.

 

35.       • Maimonides, Moses, Gandz, Solomon; Klein, Hyman. THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES, BOOK THREE: THE BOOK OF SEASONS. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press., 1961. Cloth., 8vo. Xxxiv, 633 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. SERIES: Yale Judaica series; v. 14; 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) Ex library, spine faded, very good condition. (RAB-15-16) (ID #19241) $55.00.

 

36.       • Maimonides, Moses; Klien, B. D. THE CODE OF MAIMONIDES, BOOK SIX: THE BOOK OF ASSEVERATIONS. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press., 1962. Cloth., 8vo. Xxv, 273 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law; Oaths (Jewish law). SERIES: Code of Maimonides; bk. 6; Yale Judaica series; v. 15; Variation: Maimonides, Moses, ; 1135-1204.; Mishneh Torah. ; English; bk. 6. 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) Jacket spine tanned. Binding very tight, very good condition in very good jacket. (RAB-15-3) (ID #19228) $30.00.

 

37.       • 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.

 

38.       • Newman, Aryeh. SIX TALKS ON MAIMONIDES. Jerusalem: Deptartment For Torah Education And Culture In The Diaspora Of The World Zionist Organisation, 1955. Softcover, 8vo, 44, 12 pages, 22 cm. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Biography. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Book plate on front inside cover. Wear to binding. Some pages have pencil markings. Good condition. (Rab-51-1) (ID #25841) $30.00.

 

SAADIA GAON

 

39.       • Malter, Henry. SAADIA GAON, HIS LIFE AND WORKS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society Of America., 1942. Cloth., 8vo. 446 pages. SUBJECT (S): Sa`adia ben Joseph, 882-942. SERIES: The Morris Loeb series. ; [I]; Bumped corners, ex library, occasional underlining and marginalia, good+ condition. (SEF-8-18a) (ID #25988) $30.00.

 

40.       • (Saadia Gaon). JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. Vol XXIII, Nos. 2 and 3. October 1942 - January 1943. Philadelphia, Dropsie College, 1943. Paper wrappers, 8vo  8" - 9" tall, 401 pages. Issue devoted to Saadia Gaon. Includes "Saadia and his Relation to Palestine" by Abraham Neuman, "Saadia's Theory of Knowledge" by Israel Efros, "The Quest for Certainty in Saadia's Philosophy" by Abraham Joshua Heschel, "Saadia's Siddur" by Louis Ginzburg and "Saadia Gaon - Champion for Jewish Unity Under Religious Leadership" by Solomon Zeitlin, and articles by Harry Austryn Wolfson and Solomon Skoss. (Mx-7-39)  (ID #25072) $30.00

 

THE KIMCHIS

 

41.       • Cohen, Harry, editor. THE COMMENTARY OF RABBI DAVID KIMHI ON HOSEA; EDITED WITH CRITICAL NOTES SHOWING HIS SOURCES ON THE BASIS OF MANUSCRIPTS AND EARLY EDITIONS. New York, Columbia University Press, 1929. Cloth. 8vo. Xlii. 130 pages. In English and Hebrew. Series: Columbia University Oriental Studies v. 20. Rabbi David Kimhi was a late 12th-early 13th century grammarian and exegete. Cohen examines his commentary and Kimhi’s relations to his sources. Small stain on back cover and slight discoloration of pages. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-2)  (ID #25881) $30.00.

 

42.       • Duschinsky, Charles. JACOB KIMCHI AND SHALOM BUZAGLO. London, Luzac & Co., 1914. Softcover, 8vo, 21 pages, 25 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Great Britain. Jews -- England -- London. "Paper read before the Jewish historical society of England, March 7, 1913." Duschinsky (Jacob Koppel; 1878–1944), was an “historian. Duschinsky was born in Namestovo, Czechoslovakia; he served as rabbi in Kostel, Moravia, from 1904 to 1907, and thereafter settled in London, where he engaged in business. He continued publishing monographs in scholarly journals on Anglo-Jewish history and other topics. His most important work was The Rabbinate of the Great Synagogue, London, from 1756–1842 (1921) ” (Roth in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Wear to spine. Fold crease down center of book. Staining to cover. Bumped corners and edges. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-51-2)  (ID #25842) $65.00.


 

43.       • Kimhi, David and William Chomsky. DAVID KIMHI’S HEBREW GRAMMAR (MIKHLOL). New York: Published For The Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning By Bloch Pub. Co., 1952. Hardcover, 8vo, xxxiv, 427 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Translation of: Mikhlol. Originally presented as W. Chomsky’s thesis (Ph. D. ) --Dropsie College, 1926. Includes bibliographical references on pages 1-5 and indexes. Other Titles: Hebrew grammar (Mikhlol). Chomsky (1896-1977) was a “U. S. Educator. Born in Russia, Chomsky went in 1913 to the United States, where he studied first in Baltimore while teaching Hebrew in a local Jewish school. From 1922 Chomsky served on the faculty of Gratz College, in Philadelphia, becoming its chairman in 1949. From 1954, he also lectured at Dropsie College on Hebrew language and literature and Jewish education. His writings include hundreds of essays in Hebrew and in English that appeared in scholarly journals and in the two U. S. Pedagogic magazines, Sheviley Hachinuch and Jewish Education. His articles stress the centrality of classical Hebrew language and literature in the curriculum of the Jewish school. Chomsky claims that without familiarity with Hebrew classics there can be neither vigorous creativity nor intelligence in Jewish life, for in the majority of important writings which the pupils will come to know, more than half of the vocabulary is biblical. His major books are: How to Teach Hebrew…; David Kimhi’s Hebrew Grammar; Hebrew the Eternal Language; and Teaching and Learning. The last two Chomsky also translated into Hebrew” (Pilch in EJ, 2007). Hinge repair. Slight browning to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-16-11) (ID #25001) $30.00.

 

44.       • Kimhi, David, William Chomsky. DAVID KIMHI'S HEBREW GRAMMAR (MIKHLOL) SYSTEMATICALLY PRESENTED AND CRITICALLY ANNOTATED PART ONE. Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning. ; Rose Adler Fund. Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1933. Hardcover, 120 pages, 8vo, 25 cm. 1st Edition. Chomsky (1896-1977) “was a U. S. Educator. Born in Russia, Chomsky went in 1913 to the United States, where he studied first in Baltimore while teaching Hebrew in a local Jewish school. From 1922 Chomsky served on the faculty of Gratz College, in Philadelphia, becoming its chairman in 1949. From 1954, he also lectured at Dropsie College on Hebrew language and literature and Jewish education. His writings include hundreds of essays in Hebrew and in English that appeared in scholarly journals and in the two U. S. Pedagogic magazines, Sheviley Hachinuch and Jewish Education. His articles stress the centrality of classical Hebrew language and literature in the curriculum of the Jewish school. Chomsky claims that without familiarity with Hebrew classics there can be neither vigorous creativity nor intelligence in Jewish life, for in the majority of important writings which the pupils will come to know, more than half of the vocabulary is biblical. ” (Pilch in EJ 2007). Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D. ) --Dropsie College, 1926. Standard No: LCCN: 33-33918. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. "Published with the aid of the Rose Adler Fund. " Wear on cover and binding. Ex-library with usual markings. Some yellow pages. Otherwise, good condition. (k-rab-2-18) xx  (ID #21617) $75.00.

 

45.       • Talmage, Frank. DAVID KIMHI, THE MAN AND THE COMMENTARIES. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1975. Hardcover, 8vo, viii, 236 pages, map, 24 cm. Series: Harvard Judaic monographs, 1. SUBJECT (S): Oude Testament. Commentaren. Kimhi, David. Kimchi, Mordechai Ben-Isaak. Geschichte 1250-1350. Provence. Juden. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. Bible. A. T. -- Critique, interpretation, etc. Juives. Includes indexes. Bibliography on pages189-193. Light wear. Very good condition. (Heb-15A-22) (ID #26041) $55.00.

 

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ETHICS

 

46.       • Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Pakuda, Yehudah Ibn Tibon, Max Emanuel Stern. חובות הלבבות HOVOT HA-LEVAVOT. Vien, 1856.   ardcover, 8vo, xxvi, 462 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics -- Early works to 1800. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten; Torat hovot ha-levavot. 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, was written around 1080. It was translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon n 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. 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, German (Choboth ha-L'baboth. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten, tr. By M. Stern, 1856), and French. 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. Despite the fact that Bahya borrowed so liberally from non-Jewish sources, Hovot ha-Levavot remains an essentially Jewish book” (Vajda in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Front and back cover not attached. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Rab-50-6) (ID #25837) $30.00.

 

47.       • Koidonover, Zevi Hirsch. SEFER KAV HA-YASHAR. MORALNYA RAZSUZHDENIYA: BI-LESHON HA-KODESH UVI-LESHON ASHKENAZ... Vilna: Bi-Defus Yosef Reuven... Rom, Lithuania; Vilna, 1864. Hardcover, 8vo, 334 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Other Titles: Khav ha-yashar. Koidonover (d. 1712) was a “rabbi and ethical writer (his name derived from Koidanovo, a town near Minsk). Koidonover was born in Vilna and spent his childhood in Kurow near Lublin until 1658 when his father’s house was pillaged and his two sisters killed. The rest of the family escaped to Austria, and subsequently settled in Nikolsburg, where his father, Aaron Samuel, was appointed rabbi. Koidonover received his religious education from his father and from Joseph b. Judah, rabbi of Minsk and Dubnow, author of the moralistic treatise, Yesod Yosef. In Frankfurt, where his father became rabbi in 1667, Koidonover married the daughter of Isaac Ganz. A few years later he returned to Vilna, where he prospered in business and achieved prominence in the community. He was imprisoned, however, on a false charge, and on his release, returned with his family to Frankfurt. There he published Kav ha-Yashar, a work he had written in Vilna. Kav ha-Yashar holds the torments of hell over the heads of those who do not mend their ways and fulfill God’s commandments. The book is replete with wondrous tales depicting the punishment of the evil and the reward of the righteous. The book reflects the suffering and persecution of European Jewry, and the despair wrought by the Shabbatean disillusionment. It also reveals aspects of the communal life of this time – the economic struggle, oppression by leaders of the community, and disregard of religious rituals by Jewish tax collectors whose business brought them into contact with Christian government officials and noblemen. Most of Koidonover’s ideas were borrowed from Yesod Yosef; his main contribution lies in his engaging style, which made the Kav ha-Yashar popular with the masses, and rapidly gained a reputation for it among European Jewry. It has been frequently reprinted. Koidonover prepared a popular Yiddish translation, and a Ladino translation appeared in Constantinople. Koidonover also published the halakhic work of his father” (Eidelberg in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (California State, U of Denver, Penn). Stained pages and inside covers. Wear to cover binding and edges. Chipping to cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-15A-15) (ID #26034) $200.00.

 

48.       • Qalonymos Ben Qalonymos Ben Meir [Kalonymos Ben Kalonymos Ben Meir], Wolf Alois Meisel and Meyer Kayserling. DER PRUFSTEIN. EVEN BOHAN: SITTENSPIEGEL DES KALONYMOS BEN KALONYMOS. Budapest: Eigenthum Des Rabbi Meisel-Vereines, 1878. Hardcover, 8vo, xi, 292 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Satire, Hebrew. Jewish ethics -- Early works to 1800. “Vorwort” by Dr. M. Kayserling. Includes bibliographical references. Kayserling (1829-1905) was a “German rabbi and historian. Kayserling, born in Hanover, studied with S. R. Hirsch in Nikolsburg, S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and S. B. Bamberger in Wuerzburg and at Halle University. From 1861 to 1870 he was rabbi at Endingen, Switzerland, where he fought strenuously for Jewish rights; thereafter he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest. Kayserling published a large number of works on various aspects of Jewish history, literature, and religion, mostly in German, which were very popular in their day, including Moses Mendelssohn: sein Leben und seine Werke; Bibliothek juedischer Kanzelredner; Die juedischen Frauen in der Geschichte …; and a popular Jewish history, Lehrbuch der juedischen Geschichte und Lite ratur; which ultimately went through ten editions. He also contributed the section on modern Jewish literature to Winter and Wuensche’s handbook on post-biblical Jewish literature, Juedische Literatur seit dem Abschluss des Kanons …But Kayserling’s reputation rests on his long series of pioneering publications on the history of Spanish Jewry and the Marranos, based to a great degree on original and, in some cases manuscript, sources. His Geschichte der Juden in Spanien und Portugal, which in fact covered mainly Navarre and the Balearic Islands and Portugal, was the first work in which Hebrew sources were consistently used. His works on Marrano history and literature put the study on a new footing and were the basis of all subsequent treatments. They include Sephardim: Romanische Poesien der Juden in Spanien; Menasseh ben Israel; Christoph Columbus und der Anteil der Juden an den spanischen und portugiesischen Entdeckungen, written at the request of the Spanish government on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America; and his great bibliography of Marrano literature Bibliotheca espanola-portugueza-judaica. In addition, the articles he contributed to the Jewish Encyclopedia on these subjects have retained their importance. Many of his works were translated into English and some into Hebrew. More than 100 of his articles on Jewish history and literature published before 1900 are listed in M. Schwab’s Repertoire des articles relatifs a l’histoire et a la litterature juives…(Roth in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Light staining and wear to some pages. Hinge repair. Light chipping to cover binding and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-3) (ID #26022) $125.00.

 

PIRKE AVOT

 

49.       • Dyserinck, Johannes, translator. DE SPREUKEN DER VADEREN (PIRKE ABOTH). 's-gravenhage, Nijhoff, 1910. 1st Edition. Cloth, Cloth, 12mo., 96 pages. Nicely printed in black and red. Translation of Pirke- Avot in Dutch. "Aan de Nagedachtenis van George Baron Rosenthal Amsterdam 1828-1909"Dampstain to bottom of boards & few pages, Good Condition.(MX-33-27) (ID #5104) $35.00.

 

50.       • Finkelstein, Louis. INTRODUCTORY STUDY TO PIRKE ABOT. 1938. Softcover, 8vo, 37 pages (number 13-50). SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot. "Off-print from Journal of Biblical literature, vol. LVII, part 1, [1938].” Light wear to cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-33-10) $30.00

 

 

51.       • Meisel, Wolf Alois.  זכות אבות: פרקי אבות ZEKHUT AVOT: HOMILIEN UBER DIE SPRUCHE DER VATER [PIRKE AVOT] ZUR ERBAUENDEN BELEHRUNG UBER BERUF UND PFLICHT DES ISRAELITEN. Stettin: F. Nagel, 1855.   Hardcover, 8vo, xi, 712 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references. Romanized record. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Handwritten notes on inside cover. Worn binding. Wear to cover. Bumped corners. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-14-6) (ID #25814) $100.00.

 

52.       • Raskin, Saul. פרקי אבות PIRKE ABOTH IN ETCHINGS. Academy Photo Offset: New York, 1940.  Hardcover, 4to, 124 pages, plates, 35cm. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot -- Illustrations. Parallel texts in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. “Yiddish by Yehoash. ” “English by B. Halper. ” Raskin (1878–1966) was an “illustrator, painter, printmaker, critic. Born in Nogaisk, Russia, Raskin studied lithography in Odessa, and attended art academies in Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy. In 1904, he emigrated to the U. S. He worked in many media and garnered a reputation for his draftsmanlike attention to detail and his realistic approach. His imagery depicted scenes of Jewish life, especially that of New York’s Lower East Side. His trips to Palestine yielded many representations of that country's Jewish population, among them twenty lithographs of Jerusalem. Raskin also illustrated many Hebrew texts. Pirke Aboth demonstrates Raskin’s wonderful sense of design; he makes dramatic use of blank space as a component of his compositions as well as underscores the meaning of each of the book's sections with a powerful combination of human and fantastic forms, each revealing carefully rendered details of expression. His work has been collected by many major museums and galleries, including the Brooklyn Museum” (Buchwald in EJ 2007). Very Good Condition in Warn Jacket. (Art-3-14A)   (ID #25753) $30.00.

 

53.       • Another Copy. Ex library with usual markings. Cover loose. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Art-3-14) (ID #25607) $30.00.

 

SHULCHAN ARUCH

 

54.       • Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. שלחן ערוך : מטור חושן משפט SHULHAN ‘ARUKH: MI-TUR HOSHEN MISHPAT. Amsterdam: Yohanan Levi Rofe U-Veno Binyamin, 1806.   Hardcover, 8vo, 712 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Otsar HaSefer HaEvri page 83, no, 2358. OCLC found 1 copy online (Hebrew College). Later front board. Wear to binding. Worn corners and edges. Light staining to some pages. Yellowing of pages. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-50-7) (ID #25838) $200.00.





 

55.       • Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim, Pavly, Jean De, ; M. A. Neviasky. SHULHAN 'ARUKH: YOREH DEAH: RITUEL DU JUDAISME: TRADUIT POUR LA PREMIERE FOIS SUR L'ORIGINAL CHALDEO-RABBINIQUE ET ACCOMPAGNE DE NOTES ET REMARQUES DE TOUS LES COMMENTATEURS. VOLS 2 & 8 ONLY. Orleans: H. Herluisons, 1912. Softcover, 12mo, 21 cm. In French. Contents: 1. De l'abatage des animaux. -- 2. Des cas morbides chez les animaux. -- 3. Des morceaux de viande percevables. -- 4. Des animaux purs et impurs. -- 5. Du melange des aliments permis avec les aliments defendus. -- 6. Des aliments prepares par un paien & de la vaisselle d'un paien. -- 7. Des vins destines aux idoles. -- 8. De l'idolatrie. --9. Des prets a interet. -- 10. Lois de purete dans le mariage. -- Lois concernant l'immersion. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Jews -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Dietary laws. Vol. 5-11 edited by A. Neviasky. Brown pages. Spine repair. Otherwise, good condition. (mx-32-11) (ID #25591) $30.00.


 

56.       • Shapiro, Saul Ben Dov and Moshe Misel Shemu’el Shapira. SEFER HEMDAT SHA’UL: YAKHIL TESHUVOT... VE-HIDUSHIM U-FERUSHIM... BE-SHU.? A. ORAH HAYIM VE-YOREH DE’AH. Odessa: Bi-Defus Isokovits U-Belinson, 1903. Hardcover, Folio, 128 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1800-1948. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Shulhan 'Arukh. Includes also biography of the author by his grandson, Mosheh Mishel Shemuel Shapira. Other Titles: Hemdat Sha’ul; Sekhiyot ha-hemdah. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Ohio State). Stamp mark of Rabbi Backstein. Wear to binding and cover binding. Hinge repair. Slight browning to edges of pages. Bumped and chipped corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-2) (ID #25794) $100.00.





SHECHITA

 

57.       • Buro Fur Schachtangelegenheiten (Berlin, Germany). ZWEITE REIHE NEUER GUTACHTEN ZUR FRAGE DER BETAUBENDEN WIRKUNG DES SCHACHTSCHNITTS: ERTEILT 1927 UND 1928. Berlin: Buro Fur Schachtangelegenheiten, 1929. Softcover, 4to, 11 pages, 32 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Shehitah. Jews -- Dietary laws. Cover title. Reihe 2 has title: Zweite Reihe neuer Gutachten zur Frage der betaubenden Wirkung des Schachtschnitts: erteilt 1927 und 1928. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Danish Union CAT & Danish National Library, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Harvard, National Library of Israel). Light yellowing of pages. Bumped corners. Wear to binding. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-12-1) (ID #25421) $75.00.



 

WOMEN AND FAMILY LAW

 

58.       • Haut, Irwin H. DIVORCE IN JEWISH LAW AND LIFE. NY, Sepher-Hermon, 1983. Cloth, 12mo, 145 pages. The essentials of the Jewish law of marriage & divorce. Includes Notes. (RAB-52-8) (ID #12919) $35.00.

 

 

 

 




59.       • Margolioth, Ephraim Zalman Ben Menahem Mannes. ספר טיב גטין : וספר יד אפרים SEFER TIV GITIN. Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom, 1849.   Softcover, 4to, 146, 16, pages, 35 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Names, Personal -- Jewish. Divorce (Jewish law). Other Titles: Sefer Yad Efrayim. Yad Efrayim. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Wear and tear to cover spine and binding, wear to edges. Water stain through first few pages of book. Hinge and spine repair. Paper & internal binding good, overall Good Condition. (heb-13-7) (ID #25799) $175.00.





 

60.       • Rabin, Shemuel Aharon. ספר בית אהרן : קצת חדושים על ש״ע אה״ע הלכות גיטין עם משפטי גיטין והוא קיצור דינים... ואיזה שו״ת השייכים להלכה זו SEFER BET AHARON: KETSAT HIDUSHIM 'AL SH. A. E. HA-VE. HILKHOT GITIN ‘IM MISHPATE GITIN VE-HU KITSUR DINIM... VE-EZEH SH. U-T. HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-HALAKHAH ZO. Lemberg: Bi-Defus Avraham Yitshak Mankish, 1876.   Hardcover, Folio, 81 leaves, 38cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Divorce (Jewish Law). Karo, Joseph, 1488-1575. Even ha-Ezer -- Commentaries. 1876, printing date. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Mishpate gitin; Beth Aron; OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Spertus Inst, UCLA), none east of Illinois. Spertus keeps their copy in their Katzin Rare Book Collection. Wear to edges of pages and binding. Chipping and bumped cover corners. Light browning to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-5) (ID #25797) $165.00.

 

61.       • Wahrmann, Nahum. UNTERSUCHUNGEN ÜBER DIE STELLUNG DER FRAU IM JUDENTUM IM ZEITALTER DER TANNAITEN. HEFT 1 [ONLY]: DAS ERMITTLUNGSVERFAHREN GEGEN EINE DES EHEBRUCHS VERDÄCHTIGTE. Breslau, L. & H. Marcus, 1933. 1st Edition (?). Paper Wrappers, Front cover detached but present. Paper & binding very good. ; 8vo; 54 pages; 22 cm. Heft 1 only. Das Ermittlungsverfahren gegen eine des Ehebruchs verdachtigte. An expansion of the author's thesis (doctoral-L udwigs Universitat, Giessen, 1926) presented under title: Das Sotaverfahren im IV. Mose 5, 11-31 in der tannaitischen Literatur. Bibliography: v. 1, vii-viii. Guido Kisch's copy (GR-2-23) (ID #6364) $50.00.

 

CALENDAR

 

62.       • Mahler, Eduard. DIE BERECHNUNG DER JAHRPUNKTE (THEKUPHENRECHNUNG) IM KALENDER DER JUDEN (VORGELEGT IN D. SITZUNG AM 8. JA? NNER 1891). Wien Tempsky, 1891. Hardcover, 8vo, 26 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Judischer Kalender. Aus: Sitzungsberichte d. Kais. Akad. D. Wissenschaften in Wien, Math. -nat. Classe, Bd. C, 2a. Mahler (1857-1945) was a “Hungarian Orientalist, mathematician, and astronomer. Mahler was born in Cziffer, Hungary. In 1882 he became assistant to the astronomer Theodor Oppolzer at the Vienna Observatory and, in 1885, assistant at the Institute of Weights and Measures. The same year he published his Astronomische Untersuchungen ueber die in der Bibel erwaehnte aegyptische Finsterniss and Astronomische Untersuchung ueber die in hebraeischen Schriften erwaehnten Finsternisse. He had already written some important mathematical studies, particularly on the theory of surfaces, but his interest turned more and more to astronomy and chronology of the ancient Orient, as is evident in his Biblische Chronologie und Zeitrechnung der Hebraeer, "Biblical Chronology and the Hebrews’ Time-Reckoning" and his translation of and commentary on Maimonides, Kiddush ha-Hodesh. In 1896 Mahler went to Budapest as assistant at the Institute of Trigonometry. Two years later he became assistant keeper in the department of archaeology of the Hungarian National Museum and also began lecturing on Oriental history and languages at Budapest University; in 1914 he was appointed professor there. In 1912 he became director of the newly founded Egyptological Institute and, in 1922, director of the Oriental Institute. Mahler explored the date of the Exodus and tried to demonstrate that the biblical data relating the Exodus are accurate in Der Pharao des Exodus, "The Pharaoh of the Exodus", and in various articles. He wrote the "Bibel-Babel" controversy, on the Elephantine documents, and on calendar reform. Further chronological studies culminated in his classic Handbuch der juedischen Chronologie, in which he established the systems of the different Jewish calendars and chronologies in the light of ancient Near Eastern and medieval reckonings. He also provided comparative tables which make possible the conversion of a date in one system to the corresponding date in another system, especially the Christian calendar. Mahler later took up the problem of the Easter date and that of Jesus’ death. He was associated with the excavations of an old Roman settlement at Dunapentele, where evidence for the earliest presence of Jews in Hungary was discovered” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (U Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg and Nat Libr of Israel), none in the US. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Light wear to some pages. Otherwise, very good condition. An important title in Jewish Astronomy. (Heb-15A-5) (ID #26024) $100.00.

 

CHASIDUT

 

63.       • Dan, Joseph. TORAT HA-SOD SHEL HASIDUT ASHKENAZ. Yerushalayim: Mosad Bialik, 1968. Hardcover, 8vo, 275 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Germany. Mysticism -- Judaism. Judah ben Samuel, ca. 1150-1217. Eleazar ben Judah, of Worms, ca. 1176-1238. On verso of title page: The esoteric theology of Ashkenazi Hasidism. "Reshito shel sefer zeh be-h? Elek me-h? Ibur-dok? T? Orat? Sheli ba-Universitah ha-Ivrit be-Yerushalayim. " Bibliography on pages 265-267, bibliographical footnotes. Dan (1935-) is a “scholar and educator in Jewish Studies and Thought. Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, he was taken to Palestine when he was three. His family settled in Jerusalem and Dan studied at the Hebrew University where he received a Ph. D. For his thesis on "The Theological Basis of the Ethical Thought of Ashkenazi Hasidism. " He began teaching at the Hebrew University in 1958, initially in the Department of Hebrew Literature and later in the Department of Jewish Thought where he was appointed professor of Kabbalah in 1978. One of the most prominent researchers in the area of Jewish mysticism, Dan’s research combined a historical, philological, and literary approach. The areas he concentrated on included the beginnings of the Kabbalah, the Heikhalot literature, the Ashkenazi Hasidic movement, and ethics and Hasidism. In the teaching of Jewish Thought, he developed academic projects of wide public dimensions. He was the editor of Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought and wrote the Open University course "The Theology and Ethics of the Ashkenazi Hasidic Movement, " bridging the gap between the purely academic sphere and the broader public. He was a member of the editorial board of the quarterly Tarbiz from 1981 to 1986 and was director of the Jewish National and University Library 1984–1985. He was responsible for writing and editing the catalogue of the 12, 000-volume Scholem library which houses most of the books ever published in the area of Jewish mysticism. Dan published nearly 200 studies in various scholarly journals and articles in various encyclopedias including the Encyclopaedia Judaica for which he was departmental editor for medieval Hebrew prose. His books include Ethical and Homiletical Literature, The Hasidic Story, The Teachings of Hasidism, and Gershom Scholem and the Mystical Dimension in Jewish History. In 1998 and 1999 he published his four-volume Jewish Mysticism, a historical and comparative study. In recognition of his great contribution to his field he was awarded the Israel Prize in 1997” (Hoter in EJ, 2007). Ex-library. Light chipping to corners of dust jacket. Very good condition. (Heb-15A-9) (ID #26028) $100.00.

 

64.       • Green, Arthur; & Holtz, Barry W. YOUR WORD IS FIRE: THE HASIDIC MASTERS ON CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER. New York, Schocken, 1987. Paperback, 12mo, 133 pages. The power of prayer for spiritual renewal and personal transformation is at the core of all religious traditions. Through the advice, parables, and explanations presented in this book, the Hasidic masters of the past speak to our own attempts to find meaning in prayer, and pierce to the heart of the modern reader's search for God. "These parables, prayers, and aphorisms of the Hasidic masters pierce to the heart of the modern reader's search for God, and opens up some of the more accessible realms of the Jewish inner life" (Eugene B. Borowitz). New Condition. ISBN: 0-8052-0842-9 (COMHIST-14-32) (ID #16804) $20.00.



 

65.       • Schick, Moses Ben Joseph. שאולות ותשובות מהרם שיק: כולל שמ״ה תשובות בענינים שונים, רובן על שולחן ערוך אורח חיים  SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT MAHARAM SHIK: KOLEL 345 TESHUVOT BE-‘INYANIM SHONIM, RUBAN ‘AL SHULHAN ‘ARUKH ‘ORAH HAYIM. Satmar: Bi-Defus N. M. Ist'raykher, 1904.   Hardcover, 8vo, 334 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Responsa -- 1800- Bound with Sofer, Abraham Samuel Benjamin Wolf, 1815-1871. Ketav Sofer ‘al Masekhet Gitin. Munkacs, 1896. Schick (1807–1879), was a “Hungarian rabbi and posek, also known as “Maharam Schick. ” Schick was born in Brezove in the Neutra (Nitra) district of Slovakia. He was orphaned when a child, and at the age of 11 went to study at the yeshivah of his uncle Isaac Frankel in Frauenkirchen. After three years he proceeded to the yeshivah of Moses Sofer in Pressburg, where he remained for six years. In 1861 he agreed to accept the rabbinate of Khust, where he established a yeshivah and remained until his death. Schick was a prolific respondent. Almost 1, 000 of his responsa are extant: 345 on Orah Hayyim (Munkacz, 1880), 410 on Yoreh De’ah (1881), 155 on Even ha-Ezer (Lemberg, 1884), and 62 on Hoshen Mishpat (ibid. ) ” (Horowitz in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Chipped edges. Some edges taped. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-12-3) (ID #25423) $100.00.

 

KARAISM

 

66.       • (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.

 

67.       • Ya'qu'b Al-Qirqisani, 10th Cent;  Nemoy, Leon. كتاب الأنوار و المراقب .KITĀB  AL-ANWAR WA-AL-MARAQIB: CODE OF KARAITE LAW. VOL III ONLY: CIRCUMCISION, SABBATH; CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAW, LITURGY.   New York: Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1941. Paper Wrappers, 4to, pages 495-788  (293 pages total). ; 28 cm. "Edited from manuscripts in the State Public Library at Leningrad and the British Museum at London. " In Arabic with English cover and title page. SUBJECT(S):  Karaite law. Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 -- Sources. Jewish sects. Some wear to cover, otherwise Good+ Condition. (spec-12) (ID #25700) $200.00.

 

SPINOZA

 

68.         Spinoza, Benedictus De; Jakob Klatzkin. 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) Wear to spine, some edge wear to covers. Very good condition. (HebLit-2-24) (ID #24384) $75.00.

 

69.       • 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’a?, 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 incredibly lists only 1 copy worldwide of this scarce edition, (Univ of Texas) ; but only 15 of the one other edition, published earlier in 1923. Hinge and binding repair. Slight tear on inner cover. Notes on first page. Wear to cover binding and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-19-2) (ID #25032) $35.00.

 

70.       • Milner, Simon L. THE FACE OF BENEDICTUS SPINOZA. New York, MacHmadim Art Editions, Inc., 1946. Cloth, 12 inches.  51 pages, 3 plates, including portraits.  In English.  SUBJECT(S): Filosofen. Portretten. Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677 -- PortraitsEx library with the usual markings.  In very good condition.(SEF-12A -1)   (ID #25961) $30.00.

 

71.       • Waton, Harry. THE KABBALAH AND SPINOZA'S PHILOSOPHY AS A BASIS FOR AN IDEA OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY. BOOK ONE: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE KABBALAH. New York: Spinoza Institute Of America, 1931. Cloth, 8vo., 127 pages. First Edition. First of two volumes, each stand on its own. Book two on the philosophy of Spinoza. SUBJECT (S): Spinoza, Baruch, 1632-1677. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide. Pages slightly tanned. Light wear to spine. Very good condition. (SEF-31-16) xx (ID #25275) $30.00.






BIBLE

 

72.         Gomperts, Aharon. ספר מגלה סוד : והוא ביאור לפירוש ... רבי אברהם בן עזרא ... על ... קהלת, רות, שיר השירים, אסתר, איכה ; ונסמך ... מאמר המדע. SEFER MEGALEH SOD: VE-HU BEUR LE-FERUSH... RABI AVRAHAM BEN EZRA...AL... KOHELET, RUT, SHIR HA-SHIRIM, ESTER, EKHAH ; VE-NISMAKH... MAAMAR HA-MADA. Vilna: Bi-Defus B. Segal, 1836.   Hardcover, 8vo, 31 leaves, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism and science -- Early works to 1800. Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir, 1092-1167. Bible. O. T. Five Scrolls -- Commentaries. Originally published: Hamburg: K. Y. Shpiring, 625 [1764 or 1765]. Other Titles: Megaleh sod; Maamar ha-mada. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, U of Texas, JTS, Hebrew Union). Ex-library. Chipping to edges of cover and peeling of cover. Signed by author. Hinge repair. Wear and tear to cover binding. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-2) (ID #26021) $225.00.




73.       • Baron, Salo Wittmayer. אוכלוסי ישראל בימי המלכים UKHLOSE YISRA’EL BI-YEME HA-MELAKHIM. Vina, 1933.   Softcover, 61 pages (76-136), 23 cm. Offprint. In Hebrew. Subject(S): Jews -- History to 586 B. C. Cover title. "Hotsa’ah meyuhedet min Ma’amarim le-zikaron R. Tsevi Perets Hayut z. L. " Baron (1895-1989) was a “historian. Baron was born in Tarnow (Galicia) and taken to Vienna early in World War I. He studied at the university there and received doctorates in philosophy, political science, and law; he was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in Vienna in 1920. Baron taught history at the Jewish Teachers College in Vienna during the years 1919–26. He went to the United States at the invitation of Stephen S. Wise to teach at the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and remained at the Institute from 1927 until 1930. From 1930 to 1963 he taught at Columbia University, and served as director of the Center of Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia from 1950 to 1968. From 1957 he also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Baron was the first member of an American history faculty to teach Jewish studies. Among Baron's many involvements in public and academic affairs were his presidency of the American Academy for Jewish Research; his presidency of the Conference on Jewish Social Studies, and honorary presidency; his presidency of the American Jewish Historical Society; his founding and presidency of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, which after World War II worked in identifying and reclaiming the libraries and other cultural treasures despoiled by the Nazis; and his trusteeship of Tel Aviv University from 1967. From 1952 he was a corresponding member of the International Commission for a Scientific and Cultural History of Mankind” (Hertzberg in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Denver, Stanford). Staining to front cover. Chipped cover corners and edges. Inscription in front cover. Light wear. Good condition. (Rab-50-4) (ID #25835) $40.00.

 

74.       • Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle and John Plummer. OLD TESTAMENT MINIATURES: A MEDIEVAL PICTURE BOOK WITH 283 PAINTINGS FROM THE CREATION TO THE STORY OF DAVID. New York, G. Braziller, 1969. Hardcover, Folio, 208 pages, colored illustrations, 40 cm. SUBJECT (S): Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Pierpont Morgan Library. Manuscript M.638. Pierpont Morgan Library. Bible. O. T. -- Illustrations. Reproduction of 46 leaves of an imperfect manuscript of Old Testament illustrations now in the Morgan Library, with additional reproductions of 2 leaves in the Bibliotheque nationale, Paris, and another now in the possession of Dr. And Mrs. Peter Ludwig, Aachen, Germany. Previously published in 1927 for the Roxburghe Club under the title: A Book of Old Testament illustrations of the middle of the thirteenth century. The descriptive pages have been inserted between the plates and pertinent Biblical passages have been supplied. Bibliography on page 4. Other Titles: Bible. ; O. T. ; English. ; Douai. ; Selections. ; 1969.; Book of Old Testament illustrations of the middle of the thirteenth century. Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962) was an “English museum curator and collector. He made his way initially as clerk in the coal business, until he met John Ruskin. According to John Ruskin by Tim Hilton (on page 816), around 1887 Cockerell sent Ruskin some sea shells, which he collected. At that time he had already met William Morris. Cockerell tried to patch up a quarrel between Ruskin and Octavia Hill (Hilton, on page 832), who had been a friend of his late father Sydney John Cockerell, and godmother to his sister Olive. From 1891 he gained a more solid entry to intellectual circles, working for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. The architect Detmar Blow was a friend (Hilton on page 843). He acted as private secretary to William Morris, becoming a major collector of Kelmscott Press books; was secretary also to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt; and was Thomas Hardy’s executor. From 1908 to 1937 he was Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, in Cambridge” (Wikipedia, 2010). Light wear to edges of outer jacket. In dust jacket. Very good condition. (Art-10-1) (ID #25701) $40.00.

 

75.       • Diaz Esteban, Fernando. SEFER ‘OKLAH WE-OKLAH: COLECCION DE LISTAS DE PALABRAS DESTINADAS A CONSERVAR LA INTEGRIDAD DEL TEXTO HEBREO DE LA BIBLIA ENTRE LOS JUDIOS DE LA EDAD MEDIA. Madrid: Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, 1975. Softcover, folio, xcvi, 334 pages, 18 leaves of plates, illustrations, facsims, 35 cm. Dissertation: Thesis--Madrid. In Spanish. Series:             Textos y estudios “Cardenal Cisneros”; 4. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Masorah. Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: ‘Oklah we-‘Oklah. Repair to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-5) (ID #25513) $200.00.

 

76.       • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. JUDAISM IN ISLAM, BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE KORAN AND ITS COMMENTARIES: SURAS II AND III. New York: Published for NYU By Bloch., 1954. Hardback, 8vo. Xxv, 265 pages. Frontispiece. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Islam - relations - Judaism; Judaism - relations - Islam; Koran. Surat al-Bagarah - commentaries; Koran. Surat Al`Imran - commentaries. "Grew out of... [the author's] doctoral dissertation submitted in 1943 to the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning [under title: Aggadie background of the Qur'an, suras II and III]. " Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Has dust jacket, which is torn around the edges. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-13) x5 (ID #19591) $40.00.

 

77.       • Knobel, August Wilhelm. DER PROPHETISMUS DER HEBRAER VOLLSTANDIG DARGESTELLT (TWO VOLUMES IN ONE). Breslau, J. Max Und Komp, 1837. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 volumes in 1, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Prophecy, Biblical. Bumped cover corners. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-15-10) (ID #25829) $100.00.






 

78.       • Michael, Alexander. HA-LEKAH VEHA-PITARON SHEL PARASHAH 53 BE-SEFER YESHAYAHU HA-NAVI, NIDRASH ‘AL YEDE HA-MOREH ALEXANDER MICHAEL. London, 1876. Hardcover, 38 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Messiah -- Prophecies. Bible. O. T. Isaiah LIII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (UCLA). Water stain and damage to front cover. Some stained pages. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. Rare. (Heb-13-9) (ID #25801) $200.00.





 

79.       • Pinhas Ben Azriel, Ha-Levi, Mi-K. K. Amsterdam. ספר נחלת עזריאל : על מסכתות השייכים לטור יורה דעה... עם הקדמה ... נקרא ... פרפראות לחכמה ...  SEFER NAHALAT AZRIEL: AL MASEKHTOT HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-TUR YOREH DEAH... IM HAKDAMAH... NIKRA... PARPERAOT LE-HOKHMAH... Horodno: Bi-Defus Simhah Zimel Ben Menahem Nahum, 1816.   Hardcover, large 4to, 120 leaves, 36 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Commentary on Pentateuch. Commentary on tractates. SUBJECT(S): Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Yoreh de’ah -- Commentaries. 1817, printing date. Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries, Homiletical. Printed partly on blue paper. Many folios wrongly marked. Includes index. Printed in double columns. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Parpera’ot le-h’okhmah. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (YU, Spertus, UCLA, JTS). Spertus keeps their copy in their Katzin Rare Book Collection. Front and back cover torn. Stained pages. Title and front page, ripped and some notes. Edges worn. Ex-library. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-1) (ID #25484) $325.00.

 

80.       • Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. THE HEBREW BIBLE IN MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS. New York: Rizzoli, 1987. Hardcover, Folio, 173 pages, illustrated, some color, 36 cm. SUBJECT (S) ; Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Bible. O. T. -- Illustrations. Translation of: La bible hebraique. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 165-167. Illuminated manuscripts on each page. In dust jacket. Very good condition. (Art-9-1) xx (ID #25683) $50.00.

 

81.       • Vermès, Géza. SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION IN JUDAISM. HAGGADIC STUDIES. Leiden, Brill, 1973. Cloth. 8vo. 243 pages. 25 cm. Second revised ed. Series: Studia post-biblica; v. 4; ISBN: 9004036261; 9789004036260. Author is a British scholar of Jewish Hungarian origin and writer on religious history, particularly Jewish and Christian. He is a noted authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient works in Aramaic, and on the life and religion of Jesus. He has been described as the greatest Jesus scholar of his time. Vermes' written work on Jesus focuses principally on Jesus the Jew, as seen in the broader context of the narrative scope of Jewish history and theology, while questioning the basis of some Christian teachings on Jesus. SUBJECTS Tradition (Judaism), Aggada. Judaísmo -- Historia -Post exilio Haggada. Tradition (Judaïsme) Tradition (théologie). Aggada. Judentum. Named Abraham (Biblical patriarch) Balaam (Biblical figure) Abraham (Patriarche biblique) Balaam Personnage biblique) Abraham (patriarche biblique). Balaam (personnage biblique). Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. Bible. A. T. -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Juives. Haggadah. Bible A. T. -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Haggada. Includes bibliographical references. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Andone additional sheet of his notes laid in. Small stain on cover. Very good condition. (BRILL 1-1) (ID #25860) $125.00.

 

LITURGY

 

82.       • Perles, J. (Joseph). DIE LEICHENFEIERLICHKEITEN IM NACHBIBLISCHEN JUDENTHUME. EINE ARCHAEOLOGISCHE STUDIE. Breslau, Verlag Der Schletter'schen., 1861. Paper Wrappers, Some wear, Good Condition; 8vo; 32 pages; Funeral rites and ceremonies. "Seperat-Abdruck aus dem X. Jahrgange der Frankel'schen Monatsschrift. " (GR-2-22) (ID #4808) $40.00.

 

83.       • Sperling, Abraham Isaac. REASONS FOR JEWISH CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS (TAAMEI HAMINHAGIM). New York, Bloch Pub. Co., 1968. Hardcover, 8vo, 310 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Customs and practices. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. Commandments (Judaism). Funerailles -- Rites et ceremonies juifs. Jeune. Commandements (Judaisme). Fetes religieuses -- Judaisme. Translation of T'A’ame ha-minhagim. Wear to edges and light staining to dust jacket. Very good condition. (Heb-13-11) (ID #25803) $30.00.

 

SERMONS

 

84.         Paltrowitch, S. and Harry S. Jacobs. SIMHAT AVOT:... PERUSH... ‘AL MASEKHET AVOT... SIMHAH TSEVI POLTROVITS. New York: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1917. Hardcover, 8vo, 326, 23 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 792. Deinard 820. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Mishnah. Avot -- Commentaries. Part 2 on pages 255-326, entitled Lev Avot (sermons) has separate title page. At end: “English supplement comprising... Sayings of the sages contained in ethics... Translated by Harry S. Jacobs...” Other Titles: Lev avot. Ex-library with bookplates. Hinge repair. Bumped corners. Wear to spine and cover binding. Light water stain throughout book. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-11-21) (ID #25739) $50.00.

 

85.         Horowitz, Carmi,. THE JEWISH SERMON IN 14TH CENTURY SPAIN: THE DERASHOT OF R. JOSHUA IBN SHU`EIB. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, Center for Jewish Studies: Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1989. Paperback, 8vo, ix, 206 pages; 24 cm. ISBN: 0674474554. 0674474562 (paperback. ). 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. Series: Harvard Judaic monographs; 6. Very good condition. (SEF-19-6) (ID #10620) $15.00.

 

86.       • Breuer, Raphael. PROGRAMMREDE GEHALTEN VON SR. EHRWÜRDEN HERRN DISTRIKTSRABBINDER DR. RAPHAEL BREUER IM VOLKSBILDUNGSHEIM ZU FRANKFURT AM MAIN AM 17. MAI 1927 / 15. IJAR 5687. Frankfurt A. M., 1927. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Few spots on cover, otherwise Very Good Condition ; 8vo; 16 pages; Sermon. Pamphlet. (k-mx2-47) (ID #6233) $60.00.

 

87.       • Flekeles, Eleazar Ben David. SEFER ‘OLAT HODESH (ONLY VOLUME 1). Mukachevo: Kahn & Fried, 1902. Hardcover, 12mo, 103 leaves, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish funeral sermons. Running title: “Mile di-shemaya. ” Vol. 3 (not present here) has running title: “Mile de-hespeda. ” Other Titles: Mile di-shemaya. ; Mile de-hespeda. Flekeles (1754-1826) was a “rabbi and author. Born in Prague, Fleckeles studied under Meir Fischeles (Bumsla), Moses Cohen-Rofe, and Ezekiel Landau. In 1779 he was appointed rabbi of Kojetin in Moravia, but in 1783 returned to Prague, where he served as a member of the bet din of Ezekiel Landau and also headed a large yeshivah. After Landau’s death, Fleckeles was appointed Oberjurist ("president") of the three-man rabbinate council which also included Samuel Landau, the son of Ezekiel. Fleckeles’ fame rests on his volume of collected sermons, Olat Hodesh. It contains both halakhic and aggadic themes. Part II, Olat Zibbur includes a sermon attacking Moses Mendelssohn’s German translation of the Bible. In Part IV, Ahavat David, there are also included sermons against the Shabbateans and the Frankists. In these sermons, that reflect his outstanding ability as a preacher, Fleckeles expressed his vigorous opposition to various reforms resulting from the spread of the Haskalah movement, warning on the one hand against excessive pursuit of secular studies and on the other concurring in the study of Kabbalah, but only on the basis of a sound knowledge of Talmud. Of his other books the following are noteworthy: Teshuvah me-Ahavah, a collection of 450 responsa, in which he employed a new method of arranging the responsa according to the order of the Shulhan Arukh, and at the same time adding his own comments on, and supplements to, other responsa; Melekhet ha-Kodesh, a guide for scribes of Sifrei Torah, tefillin, and mezuzot; and Hazon la-Mo’ed, 14 sermons for the month of Tishri” (Horowitz in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Browning to edges of pages. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-16) (ID #25499) $60.00.

 

88.       • Jellinek, Adolph, 1821-1893. DIE HEBRÄISCHE SPRACHE: REDE, AN SCHEMINI AZERET 5639 GEHALTEN. Wien: M. Waizner, 1878. Original paper wrappers, 8vo., 16 pages. First Edition. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons. Jellinek was a "Vienna preacher and scholar...In 1862 Jellinek founded the Beit ha-Midrash Academy where public lectures were delivered by himself, Isaac Hirsch Weiss, and Meir Friedmann. A scholarly periodical, also called Beit ha-Midrash, was published under its auspices. His eldest son, GEORGE J. JELLINEK (1851-1911), a professor of public law at Basle and Heidelberg, was baptized after Jellinek's death. Jellinek was considered the greatest preacher of his day and some 200 of his sermons were published, some were translated into Hebrew and into other languages. Their most striking characteristic was that, while related to actual problems of the day, they made brilliant and original use of aggadah and Midrash. Personally lenient in matters of ritual, he advocated a moderately liberal line, striving for unity in the community. Thus although he wanted to install an organ in the synagogue "to attract the indifferent, " he took I. N. Mannheimer 's advice and abandoned the idea. He also opposed the omission from the prayer book of references to Zion and prayers for the restoration of sacrifices. Due to the conciliatory attitude of both Jellinek and the leader of the Orthodox group, Solomon Benjamin Spitzer, a split in the community was avoided. " (Scholem and Lamed, EJ, 2007) OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Covers darkened and brittle, edges chipped. Pages and text clean. Good + condition. (RAB-45-15) (ID #24703) $75.00.

 

89.       • McEvoy, Donald W., Ed. CHRISTIANS CONFRONT THE HOLOCAUST: NEVER AGAIN: A COLLECTION OF SERMONS. New York: National Conference Of Christians And Jews, 1980. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 44 pages. Contains 11 edited and condensed sermons and one complete sermon, delivered by Christian leaders of diverse denominations, on April 22, 1979. The date was designated by the NCCJ as a special Holocaust Remembrance Day, on which Christian congregations were encouraged to commemorate the Jews killed by the Nazis. SUBJECT (S): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Sermons. OCLC lists 17 copies in libraries worldwide. Very slight wear and bumping; pencil markings on two pages, otherwise in very good condition. (Holo2-30-16) (ID #26107) $75.00.

 

90.       Union Of American Hebrew Congregations ; Central Conference Of American Rabbis. SABBATH SERMONS: 5700 - 1939. Cincinnati: Tract Commission, 1939. Paperback, staple bound packet, small 4to., 111 pages. Many of the sermons include references to Hitler and Nazism. Collection of 20 sermons for Shabbat, for special occasions, and pulpit lectures given by Reform Rabbis from all over the country. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons -- United States. Reform Judaism -- United States. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (Harvard and HUC). Previous owner’s name on cover, light soil and creasing to front cover, Good + condition. (HOLO2-27-12) (ID #26055) $145.00.

 

FESTSCHRIFTEN

 

91.       • (Kaplan, Mordecai M.) Davis, Moshe. MORDECAI M. KAPLAN: JUBILEE VOLUME ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY. ENGLISH SECTION.  New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1953. Cloth, 8vo, ix, 549 pages. Includes portrait. 24 cm. Published simultaneously with the Hebrew section. Includes bibliographical references. Articles include: "World Religion and national Religion, " by Leo Baeck; "Bibliography of the Writings of Professor Mordecai M. Kaplan, " by Gerson D. Cohen; "The Teacher in Talmud and Midrash, " by Max Arzt; "Church and state Debates in the Jewish Community of 1848, " by Salo W. Baron; "The Kehillah of New York, 1908-1922, " by Norman Bentwich; "'Outside Books, '" by Joshua Bloch; "Letter and Spirit in Jewish and Roman Law, " by Boaz Cohen; "Kaufman Kohler and Roman Law, " by Smuel S. Cohon; "Osrael Friedlaender's Minute Book of Achavah Club (1909-1912), " by Moshe Davis; "Prophecy, Wisdom, and Apocalypse, " by Israel Efros; "Judaism as a System of Symbols, " by Louis Finkelstein; "Gleaning in First Isaiah, " by H. L. Ginsberg; "Deuteronomy 23: 8, 9, " by Nelson Glueck; "The First Chapter of Abot de Rabbi Nathan, " by Judah Goldin; "The Song of Songs, " by Robert Gordis; "The Multiplication of the Mitzvot, " by Simon Greenberg; "A Contra Christianos by a Marrano, " by A. S. Halkin; "The Role of Memory in Biblical History, " by Leo L. Honor; "Freedom and Authority, " by H. M. Kallen; "Defining Jewish Art, " by Stephen S. Kayser; "Educational Abuses and Reforms in hanoverian England, " by Cecil Roth; "Yidishkayt and Yiddish, " by Max Weinreich; "Maimonides and Gersonides on Divine Attributes as Ambiguous Terms, " by H. A. Wolfson; & "Sociological Analysis of Israel, " by Benjamin Wolfman. LCCN: 53-7712 SUBJECT: Judaism. Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881- Very good condition. (Comhist-14-31) (ID #13293) $30.00.

 

92.       • Gaon, Solomon and Marc Angel. HAHAM GAON MEMORIAL VOLUME. Brooklyn, NY: Published By Sepher-Hermon Press For Sephardic House, 1997. Hardcover, xxix, 242 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. Contents: Tseniut: a universal concept; Norman Lamm -- Elleh toledot: a study of the genealogies in the book of Genesis; Hayyim Angel -- Rabbi Israel Moshe Hazzan on music; Edwin Seroussi -- The attachment of Moroccan Jewry to the land of Israel according to Rabbinic literature; Henry Toledano -- Architecture and visual arts of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York City; Ronda Angel -- A history of the Jews of Bosnia based on the notes of Dr. Solomon Gaon; M. Mitchell Serels. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, English. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Sermons. Sephardim. Jews -- Attitudes toward Israel. Contains sermons and lectures by Solomon Gaon and essays by colleagues and students. Includes bibliographical references. In dust jacket. Edge wear to edges and corners of dust jacket. Very good condition. (Sef-19-16) (ID #25046) $30.00.

 

93.       • Kohut, George Alexander, Ed. SEMITIC STUDIES IN MEMORY OF REV. DR. ALEXANDER KOHUT, WITH PORTRAIT AND MEMOIR. Berlin: S. Calvary, 1897. Half cloth; 8vo. Xxxv, 615 pages. Marbled boards. In English, French, German, Greek, Arabic, and Hebrew. 43 important essays in addition to the introduction and the "portrait and memoir. " Alexander Kohut was a rabbi and orientalist, author of the monumental 4000-page edition of the "Aruch Completum" or "'Aruk ha-Shalem, " the production of which took Kohut 25 years. Adolph Kohut, author of the memoir, was his brother; George, the editor, was his son, himself a rabbi and scholar. SUBJECT (S): Semitic philology. Edgeworn; front hinge starting. Owner's stamp on flyleaf. Very good condition. (RAB-48-17, LIC) xx (ID #15923) $150.00.

 

94.       • Schacter, Jacob J. ; Leo Jung. REVERENCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND RAHAMANUT: ESSAYS IN MEMORY OF RABBI DR. LEO JUNG. Northvale, N. J.: J. Aronson., 1992. Cloth., 8vo. X, 368 pages. First edition. In English with some Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Orthodox Judaism – United States; Jewish ethics; Rabbis – New York – biography; Jung, Leo, 1892-1987. Jung (1892-1987) was an American Orthodox rabbi. “He pursued rabbinical studies at Hungarian yeshivot and received his rabbinical ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin (1920). Jung emerged as one of the best-known spokesmen of neo-Orthodoxy in America. He became professor of ethics at Yeshiva University in 1931 and held a similar position at Stern College for Women from 1956. Active in efforts to regularize kashrut supervision in New York, Jung was appointed chairman of the New York State Advisory Board for Kashrut Law Enforcement in 1935. He was associated with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee as chairman of its cultural committee (from 1940) and was a trustee of the National Jewish Welfare Board from 1928. Jung was at one time identified with the Agudath Israel organization, and was a member of its supreme council until 1929. He withdrew on account of its refusal to cooperate in the Jewish Agency for Palestine, of whose first council he became a member. A noted writer and editor, Jung started the Jewish Library in 1928, and edited eight volumes. His Harvest: Sermons, Addreses, Studies appeared in 1956. Jung's 70th birthday was commemorated by the Leo Jung Jubilee Volume. ” (Isaac B. Gottlieb in EJ) Has dust jacket. Fine condition. (SPEC-6-1) (ID #25454) $35.00.

 

ANTISEMITISM & THE HOLOCAUST

 

 

95.         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. Sefer ohole Shem. 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). ATtractive gold embossed border on cover. Wear to backstrip. Hinges repaired. Bookplate on inside front cover. Other wise good condition. (Rab-46-20B). (ID #25111) $200.00.

 

96.       • Bloch, Joseph S., Theodor Nöldecke, and August Wünsche. ISRAEL UND DIE VÖLKER: NACH JÜDISCHER LEHRE. Berlin & Vienna: Benjamin Harz, 1922. Half leather; 8vo. Lii, 830 pages. Marbled boards; raised bands; gilt titles. In German. Half-title: Israel und die Völker nach jüdischer Lehre mit berücksichtigung sämtlicher antisemitischer Textfälschungen in Talmud, Schulchan Aruch, Sohar und anderen rabbinischen und kabbalistischen Schriften auf Grund der dem Wiener Landesgericht aus Anlass des Prozesses Rohling contra block 1885 erstateten schriftlichen Gutachten der in Eid genommenen sachverständigen Professor Dr. Theodor Nöldeke und lic. Theol. Dr. August Wünsche systematisch dargestellt... "Dieses Buch... Intendiert... Die Dienste eines Kompendiums für jüdische Apologetik zu leisten. "--p. Lii. Bibliography: p. 791-797. Bloch was a rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. "During the Tisza-Eszlar 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...Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israel and the Nations, 1927) [is a compendium of apologetics] based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial. " (Meir Lamed, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Antisemitism. Judaism -- Controversial literature -- History and criticism. Rohling, August, 1839-1931. Edgewear; bit of foxing. Very good condition. (RAB-48-18)  (ID #16017) $75.00.

 

97.       • Ha-Kohen, Joseph; Pilar Leon Tello. 'EMEQ HA-BAKHA DE YOSEF HA-KOHEN. Madrid: Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto Arias Montano, 1964. Cloth., 12mo. 483 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history – 70-1789; Jews – persecutions. SERIES: Biblioteca hebraicoespañola, ; v. 8. Ex library, front hinge starting, very good condition. (SEF-10-27) (ID #20921) $35.00.

 

98.       • Kamen, Henry. THE SPANISH INQUISITION: AN HISTORICAL REVISION. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997. Hardcover, 8vo, xii, 369 pages, 8 pages of plates, illustrations, 24 cm. Contents: A society of believers and unbelievers -- The great dispersion -- The coming of the Inquisition -- A continuing opposition -- Excluding the Reformation -- The impact of literature and science -- Structure and politics -- How it operated -- Trial and punishment -- The end of Morisco Spain -- Racialism and its critics -- The Inquisition and the people -- Visions of Sefarad -- Inventing the Inquisition. SUBJECT (S): Inquisition -- Spain. Inquisitie. Spain -- Church history. Includes glossary. Includes bibliographical references and index. Excellent condition. (Sef-22-6) (ID #25412) $30.00.

 

99.       • Khvolson, D. A. DIE BLUTANKLAGE UND SONSTIGE MITTELALTERLICHE BESCHULDIGUNGEN DER JUDEN. Frankfurt A. M., J. Kaufmann, 1901. Hardcover, 8vo, xv, 362 pages, 23 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Blood accusation. Judaism. Talmud. Khvolson (1819-1911) was a “Russian Orientalist. Chwolson was born of poor, devout Jewish parents in Vilna. In 1841 he went to Breslau, where Abraham Geiger befriended him and helped him prepare for matriculation at the university. Later he returned to Russia, settling in St. Petersburg. In 1855 Chwolson became a convert of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was then appointed professor of Hebrew, Syriac, and Chaldaic philology at the University of St. Petersburg, and three years later he was given the corresponding chair at both the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic theological academies in the same city. In this triple capacity he taught practically every eminent Semitic scholar in Russia during the second half of the 19th century and after. Among his disciples were the greatest Russian Orientalists; among them were P. Kokovtzof, N. Mar, A. Harkavy, J. Israelson, H. J. Gurland, and David Guenzburg. Despite his conversion, Chwolson remained well disposed toward Jews and Judaism and retained his friendship with many eminent Jewish scholars and leaders. He was particularly welcome in Jewish Orthodox circles because of his frequent intervention on their behalf when government officials threatened the yeshivot or the publication of the Talmud. He joined the Hevrat Mefizei ha-Haskalah, but was forced to withdraw after four years because of Jewish public opinion. Chwolson was also popular among the Jews for his works against the blood libel, the first of which, O nekotoryh srednevekovykh obvineniyakh protiv Yevreyev, was written after such a libel in Saratov in 1857. Chwolson published his revised and enlarged doctoral dissertation as Die Ssabier und der Ssabismus. His immense erudition and skill in combining and interpreting obscure and fragmentary sources were at once evident and established his reputation as a scholar both in Russia and abroad. Chwolson's subsequent publications cover a variety of subjects. Ueber die Ueberreste der alt-babylonischen Literatur in arabischen Uebersetzungen and Ueber Tammuz und die Menschenverehrung bei den alten Babyloniern are in a sense akin to his monumental work on the Sabians. In 1869 he published a monograph Izvestiya o Khazarakh… on the 10th-century Arab geographer Ibn Rustah’s account of the Khazars, Magyars, Slavs, and Russians. His Corpus inscriptionum hebraicarum is a major contribution to Hebrew paleography. Das letzte Passahmahl Christi und der Tag seines Todes, while meant as an answer to antisemitic accusations, is a learned and detailed investigation of the circumstances of Jesus’ trial and condemnation. In it Chwolson attempted to prove that Jesus was sentenced to death by the Sadducean high court and that therefore the Pharisees and masses of Jews bear no guilt. Other works deal with Syriac inscriptions, the Moabite inscription of Mesha, and the Semitic nations. Chwolson edited a 12th-century Hebrew version of I Maccabees for the seventh Kobez al jad and contributed a paper on the quiescent Hebrew letters to the Travaux of the Third Session of the International Congress of Orientalists. Chwolson’s reputation for vast learning and critical acumen was occasionally vitiated by his proposals of bold hypotheses feebly supported by historical facts. It was probably his predilection for such stances that led him to persist in defending the authenticity of some of Abraham Firkovich’s forgeries, even after they had been fully exposed. Chwolson was a diligent collector of Hebrew incunabula and rare books, and his essay on the beginnings of Hebrew printing, Staropechatnya yevreyskiya knigi, is still useful. He published a catalog of his library, Reshimat Sifrei Yisrael, and supervised the publication of the early fascicules of S. Wiener's catalog of the Friedland collection of Hebrew books in the Asiatic Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His own rich library was given to the same museum. Chwolson’s son, Orest, was an eminent physicist and made important contributions to the study of the diffusion of light and of solar energy” (Slutsky and Nemoy in EJ, 2007). Light browning to edges of pages. Light chipping to corners and cover edges. Otherwise, very good condition. An important work in the study of medieval blood libel. (Heb-15A-20) (ID #26039) $150.00.

 

100.     • Rosen, Joseph, Yisrael Alter Safran-Fuks. ספר שאלות ותשובות צפנת פענח SEFER SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT TSOFNAT PA’NEAH. Da’ugavpils: Rahel Tsitran, 1940.   Hardcover, 8vo, 100 pages, 33 cm. In Hebrew. Holocaust-era Jewish imprint from Latvia, which was invaded by the Nazis in 1941. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Responsa. -- 1800- No more published. Rozin (Rosen) (1858–1936), was a “Polish talmudic genius, called "the Rogachover" after his birthplace (Rogachov). His erudition and profundity were phenomenal. It is said that when he was eight years old, the local scholars felt incompetent to teach him, for he knew the whole of the talmudic order of Nezikin with its commentaries. When he was 13, his father took him to Slutsk where J. B. Soloveichik taught him together with his own son Hayyim. He spent the next eight years studying in Warsaw. In 1889 he was appointed rabbi of the Hasidic community of Dvinsk. During World War I, as the German army drew near, he fled to St. Petersburg [later Leningrad], where he remained as rabbi of the Hasidic community for ten years, thereafter returning to Dvinsk. A man of penetrating intelligence, Rozin possessed a phenomenal encyclopedic knowledge and great powers of industry. He knew the Babylonian and the Jerusalem Talmuds, all the known tannaitic and amoraic literature, and most early books without needing to consult them. During World War II, one of his students, I. A. Sufran-Fuchs, photographed all the manuscripts he could collect and sent the films to a relative in the U. S. There they remained in a box until they were shown to R. Menahem Kasher in the 1950s. He appreciated their true value, and they have subsequently been in the process of publication. All his works appear under the title Zafenat Pa’ne’ah. A number of volumes of the novellae and the commentary on the Pentateuch have appeared (5 vols., 1960–65). Rozin died in Vienna and his remains were buried in Dvinsk” (Hamburger in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Lightly bumped cover corners. Excellent condition. (Heb-12-8) (ID #25428) $175.00.

 

JACOB NEUSNER TITLES

 

101.     • Neusner, Jacob. ELIEZER BEN HYRCANUS. THE TRADITION AND THE MAN. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Leiden, Brill, 1973. Cloth. 8vo. 2 vols. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in late antiquity, v. 3-4. Contents: pt. 1. The Tradition. --pt. 2. Analysis of the Tradition, The Man. Sometimes called Eliezer the Great, he was one of the pillars of the early talmudic tradition, and through his student R. Akiva (and Akiva's circle of disciples) he had a decisive influence on the evolution of halakhah during the tannaitic period and beyond. Only after Neusner's revolutionary studies of the life and legend of Rabban Johanan ben Zakkai, under whom Eliezer studied, did scholars begin to pay serious attention, not only to the legend, but also to the history of the legend. ISBN: 9004037535 (v. 1). 9789004037533 (v. 1). SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Literatura judía -- Historia y crítica Jodendom. Named Person: Eliezer ben Hyrcanus. Eliezerben Hyrcanus. Includes bibliographical references. Baruch Bokser’s copies with his notes on inside covers. Slightly stained covers. Very good condition. (BRILL 2-2) (ID #25869) $95.00.

 

102.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN BABYLONIA, COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES. Leiden, Brill, 1970. Cloth. 8vo. Xxii, 341; xxiii, 249; xxii, 393; xx, 476; xxvii, 462. Maps. 25 cm. Series: Studia post-Biblica, v. 9, 11, 12, 14, 15. Neusner attempts to trace Babylonian Judaism from the second century B. C. E. Through the seventh century C. E. Contents: v. 1. The Parthian Period. --v. 2. The Early Sasanian Period. --v. 3. From Shapur I to Shapur II. --v. 4. The Age of Shapur II. --v. 5. Later Sasanian Times. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History. Judaism -- History --Talmudic period, 10-425. Juifs -- Histoire -- Jusqu'à 586 av. J. -C. Juifs -- Antiquités. Joden. Geographic: Babylonia -- Ethnic relations. Bibliography: v. 1, pages [191]-213. V. 2, pages [291]-301. Baruch Bokser’s copies with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Several sheets of additional notes laid in, as well. Covers of all volumes are slightly faded. Tape on spine of volume 3, volumes 2 and 3 repaired. Good condition. (BRILL 3-12) (ID #25891) $325.00.

 

103.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF APPOINTED TIMES. PART 5, THE MISHNAIC SYSTEM OF APPOINTED TIMES (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1983. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiv, 254 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 34, 5. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner examines the development of Mishnah’s system of Appointed Times and its place in the larger world-view expressed by Mishnah. ISBN: 9004063951. 9789004063952. SUBJECT (S): Michna -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Bibliography pages xvii- xxiv. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-6) (ID #25885) $75.00.

 

104.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF DAMAGES. PART 5, THE MISHNAIC SYSTEM OF DAMAGES (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1985. Cloth. 8vo. Xxxi, 228 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 35, 5. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner examines the formation of the law and the system of Damages’ place in the larger world-view expressed by Mishnah. ISBN: 9004072705 (pt 5) ; 9789004072701 (pt 5). SUBJECT(S): Dommages-intérêts (droit juif). Title Subject: Michna -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Bibliography: pages xvii-xxxi. No margin notes or underlining. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-4) (ID #25883) $50.00.

 

105.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF HOLY THINGS. PART 1, ZEBAHIM. TRANSLATION AND EXPLANATION (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1978. Cloth. 8vo. Xviii. 262 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 30, 1. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner translates and explains the subject of sacrifices. ISBN: 9004057900. 9789004057906. SUBJECT (S): Geschichte. Title Subject: Mishnah. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Additional sheet of notes laid in, as well. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-8) (ID #25887) $30.00.

 

106.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF HOLY THINGS. PART 4. ARAKHIN, TEMURAH. TRANSLATION AND EXPLANATION (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1979. Cloth. 8vo. Xvi. 158 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 30, 4. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner translates and explains the subject of dedications and substitutions. ISBN: 9004057897. 9789004057890. 9004057900. 9789004057906. SUBJECT (S): Geschichte. Title Subject: Mishnah. Baruch Bokser’s copy with note on inside cover. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-9) (ID #25888) $35.00.

 

107.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PART 13 (ONLY). MIQVAOT. COMMENTARY. Leiden, Brill, 1976. Cloth. 8vo. Xvi. 226 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 13. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In these volumes, Neusner examines miscellaneous laws of purity, especially the actual mechanics of contracting impurity and the laws of the impurity of food. Mikvaot. ISBN: 9004045317. 9789004045316. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his underlining on several pages. Otherwise nice, clean copies. Very good condition. (BRILL 4-6)  (ID #25899) $35.00.

 

108.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PART 21 (ONLY). THE REDACTION AND FORMULATION OF THE ORDER OF PURITIES IN MISHNAH ANND TOSEFTA. Leiden, Brill, 1977. Cloth. 8vo. Xxii, 359 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 21. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this volume, Neusner examines the reasons the order of Purities was organized as it is. ISBN: 9004052461. 9789004052468. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Pureté rituelle -- Judaïsme. Droit juif. Title Subject: Michna -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-14) (ID #25893) $100.00.

 

109.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PART 22 (ONLY). THE MISHNAIC SYSTEM OF UNCLEANNESS. Leiden, Brill, 1977. Cloth. 8vo. Xxvi, 314 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 22. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner describes the historical context in which the laws were developed, interprets their larger meaning throughout history and why they fell out of the structure of Rabbinic Judaism. ISBN: 9004038973. 9789004038974. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-13)  (ID #25892) $100.00.

 

110.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PARTS 11-12. COMPLETE FOR TOHOROT. Leiden, Brill, 1976. Cloth. 8vo. Xvi, 246; xiv, 230 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 11-12. Contents: pt. 11. Tohorot, Commentary --pt. 12. Tohorot --Literary and Historical Problems. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In these volumes, Neusner examines miscellaneous laws of purity, especially the actual mechanics of contracting impurity and the laws of the impurity of food. Nice, clean copies. Very good condition. (BRILL 4-5)  (ID #25898) $75.00.

 

111.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PARTS 1-3, COMPLETE FOR KELIM. Leiden, Brill, 1974. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiv, 283; xi, 338; xvi, 415 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 1-3. Contents: pt. 1. Kelim I-XI --pt. 2. Kelim XII-XXX --pt. 3. Kelim, Literary and Historical Problems. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In these volumes, Neusner examines the first tractate of the order of Purities, regarding vessels. SUBJECT (S): Purity, Ritual -- Judaism. Judaísmo. Reinheidswetten. Misjna. Pureté rituelle -- Judaïsme. Title Subject: Mishnah. Tohorot (Order) -- Commentaries. Tosefta. Tohorot -- Commentaries. Includes texts of Mishnah and Tosefta. Includes bibliographies and indexes. Previous owner’s name on inside cover of volumes 1 and 3. Small stain and indentation on back cover of volume 2. Otherwise nice, clean copies. Very good condition. (BRILL 4-1) (ID #25894) $100.00.

 

112.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PARTS 4-5. COMPLETE FOR OHALOT. Leiden, Brill, 1974. Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 350; xiv, 282 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 4-5. Contents: pt. 4. Ohalot, Commentary --pt. 5. Ohalot, Literary and Historical Problems. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In these volumes, Neusner examines the uncleanness of a corpse. Previous owner’s name on inside covers, but otherwise nice, clean copies. Very good condition. (BRILL 4-2)  (ID #25895) $75.00.

 

113.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PARTS 6-8. COMPLETE FOR NEGAIM. Leiden, Brill, 1974. Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 286; xv, 231; xvii, 292 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 6-8. Contents: pt. 6. Negaim, Mishnah - Tosefta --pt. 7. Negaim, Sifra --pt. 8. Negaim, Literary and Historical Problems. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In these volumes, Neusner examines the rules pertaining to plagues. Baruch Bokser’s copies with underlining on several pages in volumes 7 and 8, but otherwise nice, clean copies. Very good condition. (BRILL 4-3)  (ID #25896) $100.00.

 

114.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF PURITIES. PARTS 9-10. COMPLETE FOR PARAH. Leiden, Brill, 1976. Cloth. 8vo. Xxi, 254; xv, 272 pages. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, v. 6, 9-10. Contents: pt. 9. Parah, Commentary --pt. 10. Parah, Literary and Historical Problems. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In these volumes, Neusner examines the sacrifice of the red cow and preparation of purification-water. Bokser’s copies with margin notes and underlining on several pages, but otherwise nice, clean copies. Very good condition. (BRILL 4-4)  (ID #25897) $75.00.

 

115.     • Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF WOMEN. PART 5, THE MISHNAIC SYSTEM OF WOMEN (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1980. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiii, 281 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 33, 5. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner examines the historical sequence of the development of the division of Women take place, and how they fit into the larger world-view expressed by Mishnah. ISBN: 9004060790. 9789004060791. SUBJECT (S): Droit juif -- Histoire. Femmes -- Statut juridique (droit juif) -- Histoire. Mariage -- Droit juif -- Histoire. Title Subject: Michna -- Histoire. Index. No margin notes or underlining. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-5) (ID #25884) $40.00.

 

116.     • Neusner, Jacob. THE RABBINIC TRADITIONS ABOUT THE PHARISEES BEFORE 70. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Leiden, Brill, 1971. Cloth. 8vo. 3 volumes. 24 cm. Contents. Pt. 1.The Masters. --pt. 2. The Houses. --pt. 3. Conclusions. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. SUBJECT (S): Pharisees. Pharisees -- Bibliography. Pharisiens. Farizeeën. Rabbijnse literatuur. Rabbinische Literatur. Pharisäer. Title Subject: Mishnah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Tosefta -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Mishna – Critique. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages and two sheets of notes laid in. Small stains on covers. Good condition. (BRILL 2-1) (ID #25868) $200.00.

 

19TH & EARLY-20TH CENTURY AMERICAN IMPRINTS

 

117.       Abrahams, Israel. JEWISH LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES. New York, The MacMillan Co. ; London, MacMillan & Co., 1896. Hardcover, 8vo, xxvi, 452 pages, 21 cm. Singerman 4946. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Social life and customs. “Hebrew authorities” on pages 455-460. Includes bibliographical references and index. Abrahams (1858–1925) was an “English scholar. In 1902 he was appointed reader in rabbinic and talmudic literature at Cambridge, succeeding Solomon Schechter. He played a considerable role in the university, both personal and scholastic, and had some distinguished non-Jewish pupils. For many years his home was the focus of university Jewish life. His influence was greater, however, as a writer than as a teacher, and over many years he was the chief exponent of Jewish scholarship in England. Although in some respects a popularizer, even his most ephemeral writings were nevertheless distinguished by their scholarship, just as his most learned writings did not lack charm. His most important works were his Jewish Life in the Middle Ages; Studies in Pharisaism and the Gospels; Hebrew Ethical Wills; notes to the Authorized Daily Prayer Book edited by his father-in-law, S. Singer; and numerous collections of essays on Jewish literature. His weekly literary causeries and reviews over the signature I. A. Were for many years a feature of the Jewish Chronicle, and when in 1919 the anti-Zionist Jewish Guardian was founded, he was among its literary mainstays. Nevertheless, he was an ardent advocate of the establishment of a Jewish university in Jerusalem, even as early as 1908 when he visited Erez Israel. He edited the Jewish Quarterly Review, from its establishment in 1888 down to 1908, in association with his friend, collaborator, and supporter Claude G. Montefiore. Abrahams was an ardent champion of Britain, viewing it as more favorable to its Jews than any other European country” (Roth in EJ 2007). Ex library with usual markings. Back cover missing. Last 6 pages missing. Repair to binding. Bumped corners and edges. Decent condition. (Spec-8-11) (ID #25476) $40.00.

 

118.     • Berkowitz, Henry. KIDDUSH; OR, SABBATH SENTIMENT IN THE HOME. Philadelphia, 1898. Hardcover, 12mo, 70 pages, illustrations, 17 cm. Singerman title. Contents: Sabbath legends -- Sabbath lore -- The ethics of the Sabbath -- Sabbath songs – Glossary. SUBJECT (S): Sabbath. “Sabbath songs"” (without the music): p. 59-67. Berkowitz (1857–1924), was a “U. S. Reform rabbi. Berkowitz was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a member of the first graduating class of Hebrew Union College in 1883. Berkowitz established in Philadelphia the Jewish Chautauqua Society in 1893, an educational and interfaith organization modeled after Methodist teacher training and adult education programs, and was its chancellor until his death. After 1910 its focus was changed to educating non-Jewish college students about Judaism. He took an active part in the establishment of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in Philadelphia in 1901 and the Philadelphia Rabbinical Association in the same year. He was a member of the Mayor's Vice Commission in order to deal with the rise in prostitution among East European immigrant girls. He helped develop playgrounds throughout the city. During World War I, he toured army bases and was chaplain to soldiers. His efforts led to the development of a heart condition and forced retirement. He was the first secretary of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Among his publications are Kiddush or Sabbath Sentiments in the Home (1898) and Intimate Glimpses of a Rabbi's Career (1921) ” (Temkin in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped cover corners. Light staining to cover. Wear to binding. Otherwise excellent condition. (Heb-14-5) (ID #25813) $100.00.

 

119.     • Central Conference Of American Rabbis. VIEWS ON THE SYNOD. Baltimore, Md.: Lord Baltimore Press, 1905. Plain paper Wrappers 8vo, 161 pages, 24 cm. Includes comments by Isaac Leeser. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Congresses. Jewish councils. Jews -- United States -- Congresses. Religious gatherings. Papers and reports read at the meeting of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, held at Louisville, Ky., in June, 1904. Central  Conference of American Rabbis  (CCAR),  is a "national organization of Reform rabbis. It was founded in 1889 by Isaac Mayer Wise, who had earlier established the Union of American  Hebrew Congregations  (UAHC, called the Union for Reform Judaism since 2003) and Hebrew Union College. After the college had ordained 20 rabbis, Wise felt it was time to replace the several regional rabbinic bodies with a national organization. Wise was elected president and headed the CCAR  for 11 years until his death in 1900; subsequent presidents served for only two years. The conference thus took its place as the third major arm of the Reform Movement along with the UAHC and the college, and set the standard that each of the movements in American Judaism would have a theological seminary, a congregational body, and a rabbinic organization" (Levy in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 31 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Spec-8-9) (ID #25474) $150.00.

 

120.     • Coleman, Abram N. THE AMERICAN HEBREW MANUAL: BEING A CALENDAR FOR EIGHTEEN YEARS, DETAILING THE SABBATHS, NEW MOONS, FESTIVALS, AND FASTS, TOGETHER WITH THE CORRESPONDING CHRISTIAN DATES... HEBREW AND ENGLISH. Troy, N. Y., The Compiler, 1883. Hardcover, original boards, 12mo, 198 pages, 24mo. Singerman title. SUBJECT (S): Calendar, Jewish. Judaism -- Quotations, maxims, etc. In Hebrew and English. Includes index. Lightly bumped corners. Light yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Very good condition. (Heb-14-9) (ID #25817) $100.00.

 

121.     • Harris, Maurice H. SELECTED ADDRESSES. New York, P. Cowen, 1896. Hardcover, 8vo, 193 pages, 19 cm. Singerman title. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, American. Judaism. At head of title: Temple Israel Pulpit. Harris (1859–1939), was a “U. S. Rabbi and communal worker. Born in London, he came to the United States at 10 and entered the business world. He was ordained at Temple Emanu-El Theological Seminary, a short-lived affiliate of the famed New York Congregation and became the rabbi of Temple Israel in Harlem. His most important work was with the immigrant population. He was a founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime and a founder and president of the Federation Settlement and the Jewish Projectory, an organization designed to facilitate the successful absorption of the immigrants who flooded New York beginning in 1881” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Bumped cover corners. Wear to binding. Light yellowing of pages. Very good condition. (Heb-15-2) (ID #25821) $35.00.

 

122.     • Margolis, Max Leopold. THE THEOLOGICAL ASPECT OF REFORMED JUDAISM. Baltimore, Friedenwald Company, 1904. Softcover, 8vo, vi, 142 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. “Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. (The writer alone is responsible for views expressed in this publication). ” Margolis (1886-1932) was a “U. S. Biblical and Semitic scholar. Born in Russia, Margolis received a thorough training in Bible and Talmud as well as in modern sciences and languages in his native country and in Berlin. In 1889 he went to the United States. His first field of specialization was the text-criticism of the Talmud to which his dissertation was devoted. His earliest work reveals meticulous attention to detail, thorough mastery of the subject, rigorous application of the inductive method, and brilliance and solidity in the conclusions. At the end of his fellowship year at Columbia University, Margolis was invited by Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati to serve as assistant professor of Hebrew and biblical exegesis. During his incumbency he published his Elementary Textbook of Hebrew Accidence, a succinct and original contribution to Hebrew grammar and phonetics, as well as several works dealing with Reform Jewish theology. In 1897 he went to the University of California at Berkeley to teach Semitic languages and in 1905 returned to Hebrew Union College as professor of biblical exegesis. He resigned from Hebrew Union College in 1910, after he and other faculty members differed with the College president regarding educational philosophy and Zionism – Margolis was a strong Zionist. He went to Europe to complete his work on his pioneering and still classic Manual of the Aramaic Language of the Babylonian Talmud, which appeared both in English and in German. The Jewish Publication Society chose Margolis to be secretary of the Board of Editors and editor-in-chief of their new translation of the Bible into English. To this major task he devoted himself until 1917. After the translation appeared, his mimeographed Notes on the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures, which served as the basis of the work, appeared in a tome of 646 pages for private circulation. When Dropsie College was opened in Philadelphia, Margolis became professor of biblical philology, a position he occupied from 1909 until his death. Two brief popular works The Story of Bible Translations and The Hebrew Scriptures in the Making were never expanded into full-length scholarly treatments because his energies were increasingly absorbed by his vision of a truly critical edition of the Septuagint. Choosing the Book of Joshua, he collated all the existing Greek manuscripts and by dint of minute and brilliant analysis established the principal recensions of the Septuagint, which he called Palestinian, Egyptian, Syrian, Constantinopolitan, and Mixed. On the basis of these he then recreated what he regarded as the original septuagintal text. While some scholars have differed with his underlying theory as to the nature of the Greek translation, The Book of Joshua in Greek is considered a work of brilliant scholarship. In the area of septuagintal studies, he also published scores of technical papers. In the field of biblical exegesis he published a brief but valuable English commentary on Micah, Holy Scriptures with Commentary: Micah, and Hebrew commentaries on Zephaniah and Malachi in the Kahana Bible Commentary Series. The book by which he is perhaps most widely known is a one-volume A History of the Jewish People written in collaboration with Alexander Marx. Within the confines of a single volume the multitude of details of nearly 40 centuries of Jewish history were compressed with conciseness, clarity, and completeness. Moreover, the entire work is informed by a broad philosophic grasp of the subject, a rare balance and objectivity of treatment, and a warm love for the Jewish people and its heritage. ” (Gordis in EJ, 2007) Bound in period blank paper wrappers. Light wear. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-4) (ID #25487) $40.00.

 

123.     • Schindler, Solomon. MESSIANIC EXPECTATIONS AND MODERN JUDAISM. Boston, S. E. Cassino And Co., 1886. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 p. L., vii-xi, 290 pages, 19 cm. Singerman title. SUBJECT (S): Messiah. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Schindler (1842–1915), was a “U. S. Reform rabbi and social worker. Schindler, born in Neisser, Silesia, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, was sent to Breslau when he was 13 to train for the rabbinate. After two years he gave up his rabbinical studies, graduating from the gymnasium and eventually qualifying as a teacher. In 1868 he led a small congregation in Westphalia, but his views proved too liberal. Influenced by Darwinism and Bible criticism, he adopted a radical and even assimilationist standpoint and was closely associated with Boston’s advanced thinkers, particularly Minot J. Savage, a rebel against Christian Orthodoxy who eventually led the New York Community Church. Schindler's theological and political radicalism, and apparently his German background, proved unpalatable to his congregation, and he retired from the rabbinate in 1894, becoming superintendent first of the Federation of Jewish Charities and then of the Leopold Morse Home. Among Schindler’s publications were Messianic Expectations and Modern Judaism, and Dissolving Views in the History of Judaism” (Temkin in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (Heb-15-7) (ID #25826) $50.00.

 

124.     • Schreiber, Emanuel. REFORMED JUDAISM AND ITS PIONEERS. Spokane, Washington, 1892. 4to, xv, 400 pages. First Edition. Original Cloth. Singerman 4431. The first Jewish book published in Washington state. Lengthy biographies of the founders of Reform Judaism: David Friedlaender, Israel Jacobsohn, Aron Chorin, Abraham Geiger et al. Outer margin of title frayed, gutter split. Contemporary boards. (Spec-12-7)  (ID #25535) $125.00.

 

125.     • Wronski, Isaac. THE WORLD, MAN AND GOD. Chicago: The Author, 1908. Hardcover, 8vo, 272 pages, 1 leaf of plates, portrait, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Human beings. Religion and civilization. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Arizona State, Loyola, HUC, Wisconsin, National Library of Israel), none on the East or West Coast. Lightly bumped cover corners. Excellent condition. (Heb-15-11) (ID #25830) $45.00.

 

126.     • Zunz, Leopold and Perets Ben Barukh Asher Perles. HEBREW CHARACTERISTICS: MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS FROM THE GERMAN. New York, American Jewish Publication Society, 1875. Hardcover, 8vo, 96 pages, 21 cm. 1st English language edition. Singerman title. Contents: Extracts from Jewish moralists (from the eleventh to the fifteenth century) From Dr. L. Zunz’s “Zur geschichte und literature”. --Jewish marriage in post-biblical times. --A study in archaeology by Dr. J. Perles. --On interment of the dead in post in post-biblical Judaism. A study in archaeology by Dr. J. Perles. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Civilization. Jewish ethics. Zunz (1794–1886), was a “philologist, among the founders of the “Science of Judaism” (Wissenschaft des Judentums ). Born in Detmold, Germany, the child of talmud scholar Immanuel Menachem Zunz and Hendel Behrens, daughter of Dov Beer. Zunz devoted his life to the outline and development of the Wissenschaft des Judentums. According to the modern historical-philological school of F. A. Wolf and A. Boeckh, he intended an exploration of all post-biblical rabbinical or, as he called it, Jewish literature. But instead of modern classical studies (Wissenschaft des Altertums), which treated ancient cultures as completely past, he pursued a substantial interest in the nature of Judaism. In addition to parallels to the modern classics, Zunz participated in the contemporary philosophical discourse about the progress of world history and mankind – most influentially expressed by Johann Gottfried Herder and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. For him, the historical, cultural and religious achievements of the “Hebrew/Jewish nation” in the Diaspora was revealed in all its written sources. In so doing, Zunz denied several basic values of traditional Judaism, but in their place offered the modern Jew an interest in history” (Glatzer and Pelger in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped corners and edges. Light yellowing of pages. Very good condition. (Heb-14-8) (ID #25816) $150.00.

 

OTHER RABBINICS TITLES

 

127.       Cordovero, Moses Ben Jacob; Horodezky, Samuel A. TORAT HA-KABALAH. Berlin, 1924. Cloth,  8vo. 110, 386 pages. In Hebrew. Series: Mi-sifrut ha-kabalah. SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Cordovero, (1522–1570), was the outstanding kabbalist in Safed before Isaac Luria. His birthplace is unknown, but his name testifies to the family's Spanish origins. He was a disciple of Joseph Caro and of Solomon Alkabez, and a teacher of Isaac Luria. His first large systematic work is Pardes Rimmonim, which Cordovero completed by the age of 27. Ten years later he finished his second systematic book, the Elimah Rabbati, and also wrote a lengthy commentary on all the parts of the Zohar which has been preserved in manuscript in Modena. (EJ, Ben-Shlomo) In good condition (heblit1-6) (ID #24815) $50.00.

 

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

 

129.       Hirsch, Samson Raphael. A BOOK OF ESSAYS. London: Published For The Jewish Historical Society Of England By MacMillan, 1905. Hardcover, 8vo, xiii, 336 pages, 8 leaves of plates, illustrated, 22 cm. Contents: Early English Hebraists: Roger Bacon and his predecessors (1899) -- Johann Pfefferkorn and the battle of the books (1892) -- Johann Reuchlin, the father of the study of Hebrew among Christians (1896) -- Israel: a nation (1898) -- Jewish philosophy of religion and Samson Raphael Hirsch (1890) -- The Jewish sibylline oracles (1890) -- Some literary tribes (1901) -- A survey of Jewish literature (1902). SUBJECT(S): Jews. Bacon, Roger. Pfefferkorn, Johannes. Reuchlin, Johann. “Israel: a nation” reprinted from the Report of the Zionist conference in London in 1898; the other essays, with the exception of “A survey of Jewish literature, ” reprinted from the Jewish quarterly review of various years 1890-1901. Boaz Cohen’s copy with his ownership signiture. Wear to edges of pages. Hinge repair. Wear to cover binding. Wear to edge of cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-15) (ID #25807) $30.00.

 

130.       Isaacs, Moses Legis. FAITH AND SCIENCE. New York: Union Of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Of America., 1929. Paper wrappers., 12mo. 30 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism and science. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (UCLA, NY Public Library, Hebrew Union College, UPenn). SERIES: The Jewish library: 2nd series, vol. 2. Soiled, bumped, good- condition. (SPEC-7-10) (ID #24238) $30.00.

 

131.       Shmuel Ibn Gabirol and Yehuda Ibn Tibon, A. Adam. ספר מבחר הפנינים SEFER MIVHAR HA-PENINIM. DAS BUCH MIBCHAR HA-PENINIM: AUS DEM ARABISCHEN UBERSETZT IN EINEM CORREKTEN HEBRAISCHEN TEXTE UND MIT DEM ERLA? UTERNDEN HEBRAISCHEN KOMMENTAR VON A. ADAM. Hamburg: Gedruckt Bei J. J. Halberstadt,.   No Date (mid 19th Century? ) Hardover, 12mo, 91 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Aphorisms and apothegms -- Early works to 1800. Mivhar ha-peninim. Other Titles: Mivhar ha-peninim; Buch Mibchar ha-peninim; Mibchar ha-peninim. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Water stain to bottom section of first 5 pages. Stained pages. Light wear to cover and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-6) (ID #26025) $50.00.

 

132.       Twersky, Isadore. RABBI MOSES NAHMANIDES (RAMBAN): EXPLORATIONS IN HIS RELIGIOUS AND LITERARY VIRTUOSITY. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1983. Softcover, 8vo, 128 pages, 23 cm. Series: Texts and studies, Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies; 1, Variation: Texts and studies (Harvard University. Center for Jewish Studies) ; 1.Contents: Introduction, Isadore Twersky -- "Open rebuke and concealed love" by Bernard Septimus -- The "Gerona School" of Hebrew poetry by Ezra Fleischer -- "We have no kabbalistic tradition on this" by Moshe Idel -- Rabbi Azriel and Nahmanides by Bezalel Safran -- Miracles and the natural order in Nahmanides by David Berger. SUBJECT(S): Aufsatzsammlung. Nahmanides. Moise ben Nahman. Nachmanides, Moses. Judaism; Rabbis: Nahmanides – Biographies. Includes bibliographical references. Twersky (1930-1997) was a “scholar and teacher. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of R. Meshullam Zalman Twersky (Tolnaer Rebbe), a member of the well-known hasidic dynasty, Twersky was ordained as a rabbi by the Isaac Elchanan Yeshiva (University). At Harvard University he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1952, a master’s in 1953, and a doctorate in 1956. He became a faculty member at Harvard in 1956 as professor of Hebrew literature and philosophy, and chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages from 1965. He served as director of Harvard’s Center for Jewish Studies from 1978 to 1993. Twersky’s formidable expertise in Jewish literature encompassed such areas as the rabbinic texts, Bible commentaries, and legal writing of the Middle Ages. He was a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1989 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship. His published works include Rabad of Posquieres, a 12th-Century Talmudist; Judaism and World History, and A Maimonides Reader. He edited Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature; Danzig: Between East and West; Jewish Thought in the 17th Century; and Studies in Maimonides. Twersky was the son-in-law of the eminent rabbinic thinker and scholar Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik” (Beloff in EJ, 2007). Very good condition. (Heb-15A-11)  (ID #26030) $50.00.

 

133.       Urbach, Symcha Bunem. AMUDE HA-MAHASHAVAH HA-YISREELIT. Jerusalem: Ha-Histadrut Ha-Tsiyonit Ha-`olamit, Ha-Mahlakah Le-Hinukh Ule-Tarbut Toraniyim Ba-Golah, 1953. Cloth,   8vo. 267 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish. In very good condition (Heblit1-9) (ID #24818) $40.00.

 

134.     • Assaf, Simha and Mordecai Margalioth.  תקופת הגאונים וספרותה : הרצאות ושיעורים TEKUFAT HA-GE’ONIM VE-SIFRUTAH: HARTSA’OT VE-SHI’URIM. Yerushalayim: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1955.   Hardcover, 8vo, 340 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Geonic literature -- History and criticism. Geonim. Includes bibliographical references. Also issued online. Ex-library. Wear to binding. Wear to edges and light staining to dust jacket. Dust jacket in wrapping. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-12) (ID #25804) $75.00.

 

135.     • Avneri, Z. GOING TO GENTILE COURTS (ENGLISH SUMMARY). OFFPRINT FROM: "ZION," QUARTERLY FOR RESEARCH IN JEWISH HISTORY, VOL XXV, NR. 1, PP. 57-61. Jerusalem, Zion, 1960. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 6 pages. Guido Kisch's copy, inscribed to him on the Hebrew Cover, in Hebrew, and initialed by the author. Very Good Condition. (MX-33-19) (ID #12895) $20.00.

 

136.     • Azulai, Hayyim Joseph David; Benjamin Cymerman. THE DIARIES OF RABBI HA'IM YOSEF DAVID AZULAI: ('MA'GAL TOV' - THE GOOD JOURNEY). Jerusalem: Bnei Issakhar Institute., 1997. Paper wrappers., 8vo. 149, 339, 28 pages. Two volumes in one. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Rabbis – diaries; Azulai, Hayyim Joseph David – travel – Europe; Halukkah – early works to 1800; Azulai, Hayyim Joseph David, 1724-1806 – diaries; Europe – description and travel – early works to 1800. Ex library, bottom corners bumped, very good condition. (SEF-8-17a) (ID #25987) $75.00.

 

137.     • Barth, Lewis M. BERIT MILA IN THE REFORM CONTEXT. No Place: Berit Mila Board Of Reform Judaism., 1990. Hardcover., 8vo. Xxi, 246 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Berit milah; Reform Judaism; Circumcision – religious aspects – Reform Judaism. CONTENTS: Introduction; The living religious experience; The living social and ethnic experience; Berit mila through the ages; Berit mila and the Jewish legal tradition; Medical perspectives on a religious rite. ISBN: 0821650823. Ex library. Front hinge starting, good condition. (SPEC-6-5) (ID #25458) $30.00.

 

138.     • Berkovits, Eliezer, 1908-1992. A JEWISH CRITIQUE OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF MARTIN BUBER. New York, Yeshiva University, 1962. Paper Wrappers, 107 pages. 23 cm. Series: Studies in Torah Judaism, 3. SUBJECT (S): Buber, Martin. Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 101-107). Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Slight wear on cover of binding and corners of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (mx-32-13) (ID #25593) $30.00.

 

139.     • Capefigue, M. HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE DES JUIFS: DEPUIS LA DÉCADENCE DES MACHABÉES JUSPU'À NOS JOURS. VOLUME 1 (ONLY, OF 2). Bruxelles: L. Hauman & Comp., 1834. Cloth., 16mo. 304 pages. In French. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Jews – history. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Ex library. A little wrinkled from moisture, hinges starting, good condition, (SPEC-6-6) (ID #25459) $40.00.

 

140.     • Cooperman, Bernard (editor). JEWISH THOUGHT IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY (HARVARD JUDAIC TEXTS AND STUDIES, 2.). [cambridge, Mass. ], Harvard Univ Pr, 1983. Paperback, 492 pages. ISBN 0-674-47462-7Religion & Spirituality: Christianity: Theology: Philosophy Incldues "Some recent research, Bernard D. Cooperman" on pages 488-492. Als o includes bibliographical references. This large volume, distinguished by original analyses, authoritative syntheses, and sophisticated suggestions f or revisionist approaches to certain problems, contains most of the papers prepared for the international colloquium on 'Jewish Thought In The Sixteen th Century' which was held at Harvard University under the auspices of the Center For Jewish Studies. (RAB-46-23) (ID #11106) $20.00.

 

141.     • Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal. SEFER HAYE ADAM: BO NIKBETSU U-VAU BE-SEDER NAKHON KOL HA-MITSVOT ASHER YAASEH OTAM HA-ADAM KOL YEME HELDO; VA-YEKABETS HA-MEHABER... ET KOL HA-DINIM VEHA-HALAKHOT HA-KETUVI... Berlin: Be-Defus Yulius Zittenfeld, 1862. Hardcover, 8vo, 520 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. In Hebrew. Title romanized. Other Titles: Haye 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) Hayei Adam ("Man's Life"), 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 ("Man's Wisdom"), 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” (Schlesinger in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (U of Denver). Hinge repair. Light staining to some pages. Wear and chipping to cover edges and corners. Notes inside back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-14) (ID #26033) $200.00.

 

142.     • Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal. חיי אדם : ... חלק ראשון מספר אורח חיים ... כל המצות ... ועוד לו חלק שני יכונה נשמת אדם. HAYE ADAM:... HELEK RISHON MI-SEFER ORAH HAYIM... KOL HA-MITSVOT... VE-‘OD. HELEK SHENI YEKHUNEH NISHMAT ADAM. Vilna: Nidpas al Yede Menahem Man Ve-Simhah Zimel, 1841.   Hardcover, Folio, 4 leaves, 218 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Other Titles: Nishmat adam. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, NYPL). Ex-library. Browning to pages. Light chipping to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding and spine. Bumped corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-1) (ID #25793) $165.00.

 

143.     • David M Goodblatt. RABBINIC INSTRUCTION IN SASANIAN BABYLONIA. Leiden: Brill, 1975. Cloth. 8vo. Xvi, 322 pages; 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in late antiquity; v. 9; David Goodblatt has taught at UCSD since 1988. He received his A. B. From Harvard in 1963, an M. H. L. From the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1966, and a Ph. D. From Brown University in 1972. He works on the history of the Jewish people, Judaism and the Middle East in the millennium preceding the rise of Islam. This is Goodblatt’s first published book. ISBN: 9004041508: 9789004041509 SUBJECT (S) Talmudic academies. Yeshivot. Godsdienstonderwijs. Joden. Includes indexes. Bibliography: pages [289]-296. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his margin notes and underlining on several pages. Very good condition. (BRILL 1-2). (ID #25861) $80.00.

 

144.     • Davidson, Israel. מחברת נא אמון ומצרים : להמשורר הקראי ר משה בר אברהם דרעי MAHBERET NO AMON U-MITSRAYIM: LEHA-MESHORAR HA-KARA’I R. MOSHEH BAR AVRAHAM DAR’I. Yerushalayim: Bi-Defus Ha-Madpis, 1927.   Softcover, 8vo, 12 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Dar’i, Moses ben Abraham, 12th/13th cent. -- Criticism and interpretation. Davidson (1870-1939) was a “scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Davidson was born in Yonava, Lithuania; at a young age he became an orphan and went to live with his uncle in Grodno, Lithuania. In 1888, after a few years’ study at Slobodka yeshivah, he immigrated to the United States. There he earned a living as a street vendor, then as a shop assistant and Hebrew teacher; at night he studied English and other subjects to meet college-entrance requirements. After completing his studies at Columbia University, he was director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and chaplain at the Sing Sing prison. In 1905 he began teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and in 1915 was appointed professor of medieval Hebrew literature. Davidson’s first major scholarly publication in English was Parody in Jewish Literature. Thereafter, he wrote and edited articles and books in both English and Hebrew” (Habermann in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Manchester), only one in the US. Inscription on title page. Wear to edges. Water stain to back cover and last 2 pages. Chipping to corners of cover. Good condition. (Rab-50-5) (ID #25836) $50.00.

 

145.     • Dias Brandon, Binyamin Refa’el. ספר עמק בנימן SEFER ‘EMEK BINYAMIN. Borgoprund: M. Friedlander, 1911.   Hardcover, 12mo, 60 pages, 29 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Responsa -- 1600-1800. Reprint. Originally published: Amsterdam, Yohan Yanson, 513 [1753]. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis). Bumped corners and edges. Loose pages. Yellowing of pages. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-12-5) (ID #25425) $75.00.

 

146.     • Ehrentheil, Moritz. DER GEIST DES TALMUD. QUELLENGEMASSE DARSTELLUNG DER TALMUDISCHEN ANSCHAUUNG ÜBER GOTT, MENSCH, STAAT, JUSTIZWESEN, NACHSTENLIEBE, WOHLTHATIGKEIT, ARMEN-PFLEGE, VERHALTEN GEGEN DIE HEIDEN, THIERQUALEREI, ARBEIT, ERZIEHUNG UND UNTERRICHT, WAHRHAFTIGKEIT... Budapest, Druck Von M. Burian, 1887. Hardcover, 8vo, 240 pages, 23 cm. InGerman. SUBJECT (S): Talmud. Label of the publisher ”M. E. Lowey’s sohn” mounted over imprint. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Light staining. Stamps inside front cover. Hinge repair. Wear to edges of cover corners and binding. Good condition. (Heb-15A-4) (ID #26023) $50.00.

 

147.     • Eilberg-Schwartz, Howard. GOD'S PHALLUS AND OTHER PROBLEMS FOR MEN AND MONOTHEISM. Boston: Beacon Press., 1994. Paperback., 8vo. Xii, 312 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): God (Judaism) – history of doctrines; Masculinity of God – history of doctrines; Sex role – religious aspects – Judaism; Phallicism. CONTENTS: The divine phallus and the dilemmas of masculinity; Feminism, Freud, and the Father God; Analytical phallusies; The averted gaze; Indecent exposures; Genital speculation; Unmanning Israel; Women rabbis and the orchard of heavenly delights; A sexless father and his procreating sons; The virgin birth and the sons of God; Embracing our fathers: theological musings of sons. ISBN: 0807012246. Price sticker on back, otherwise fine condition. (SPEC-6-4) (ID #25457) $30.00.

 

148.     • Frankel, Zacharias. מבוא הירושלמי. MERVO HA-YERUSHALMI. Vratislaviae [Bratislava]: Schletter (H. Skutsch), 1870.   Hardcover, 8vo, viii, 316 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud Yerushalmi -- Introductions. Two added title pages: Einleitung in den Jerusalemischen Talmud; Introductio in Talmud Hierosolymitanum. In Hebrew characters. Includes index. Other Titles: Einleitung in den Jerusalemischen Talmud. ; Introductio in Talmud Hierosolymitanum. Frankel (1801-1875) was a “rabbi and scholar. Frankel was born in Prague. After receiving a talmudic education under Bezalel Ronsburg, he studied philosophy, natural sciences, and philology in Budapest. In 1831 the Austrian government appointed him district rabbi (Keiserrabbiner) of Leitmeritz (Litomerice) and he settled in Teppliz (Teplice) where he was elected local rabbi. He was one of the first rabbis to preach in German and express by that his positive attitude towards modernity and social integration of Jews within general society and culture. In 1836 he was called by the Saxon government to Dresden to act as chief rabbi. The publication of his study on the Jewish oath led to its abolition in several German states. He declined a call to Berlin in 1843, mainly because the Prussian government would not meet his stipulations. In 1845 he attended the second conference of Liberal rabbis in Frankfurt and advocated there a much more moderate-conservative approach than most of the participants to the issue of required reform in Judaism. He withdrew from the conference and broke his ties with Liberal rabbis once his direction was rejected and the conference adopted the idea of promoting both prayers and sermons in German rather than in Hebrew. In 1854, after having actively advocated its establishment, Frankel became director of the newly founded Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar (Jewish Theological Seminary) at Breslau, where he remained until his death” (Heller and Amir in EJ, 2007). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear and chipping to cover binding and edges. Lightly stained inner covers. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-13) (ID #26032) $125.00.

 

149.     • Franz Rosenzweig;   Nahum Norbert Glatzer. FRANZ ROSENZWEIG HIS LIFE AND THOUGHT. New York, Farrar, Straus And Young, 1953. Hardback, 8vo. 400 Pages. In English. Rosenweig, (1886–1929), was a German Jewish theologian. Born in Kassel, Rosenzweig was the son of cultured parents whose adherence to Judaism was minimal and largely motivated by reactions to anti-Semitism. Rosenzweig entered university in 1905, studying a variety of disciplines, in a number of cities. Eventually he concentrated on philosophy, history, and classics. (EJ, Hirsch) In very good condition. (GER24-17) (ID #25561) $30.00.

 

150.     • Haas, Peter J. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF AGRICULTURE: TRACTATE MAASER SHENI. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1980 Trade Paperback. Very Good. 226 pp. Light edgewear, slight crease to bottom corner of front cover. Owner's ink signature on half-title. Interior clean. Brown Judaic Studies No. 18. Second tithe in Mishnah & Tosefta. ISBN: 0891304436. Very Good Condition. (RAB-34A-26) (ID #12529) $25.00.

 

151.     • Hagiz, Moses. SHETE HA-LEHEM: SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT. Jarczow: Bi-Defus Zupnik Knoller Et Volf, Poland; Jarczow, 1897. Hardcover, 8vo, 48 leaves, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Hagiz (1672-c. 1751) was a “scholar, kabbalist, and opponent of Shabbateanism; son of Jacob Hagiz. He was born in Jerusalem and studied with his grandfather, Moses Galante. He appears to have quarreled in his youth with the rabbis and lay leaders of Jerusalem, for when in 1694 he left Erez Israel to collect money to found a yeshivah in Jerusalem, damaging letters were sent after him to the communities to which he turned. Moses visited Egypt and then Italy, where in 1704 he published his father’s Halakhot Ketannot. He traveled by way of Prague to Amsterdam where he made contact with Zevi Hirsch Ashkenazi, then rabbi of the Ashkenazi community, and collaborated with him in an energetic struggle against Shabbateanism and its secret adherents. When in 1713 Ashkenazi and Moses refused to retract the excommunication of the Shabbatean Nehemiah Hayon, a fierce quarrel broke out between them and the elders of the Portuguese community. In 1714 when Ashkenazi resigned his rabbinical office and left Amsterdam, Moses was compelled to leave with him. He went first to London with Ashkenazi, there continuing the fight against Hayon and his allies, and then to Altona, home of Jacob Emden, Ashkenazi’s son, where he resumed the struggle against Shabbateanism. Among those he attacked were Michael Abraham Cardoso and even Jonathan Eybeschuetz, and he took the offensive against Moses Hayyim Luzzatto, inducing the rabbis of Venice to excommunicate him. In 1738 Moses returned to Erez Israel and settled in Safed. He died in Beirut and was taken to Sidon for burial. A talmudic scholar of the first rank and a prolific writer, Moses was assisted by a good grounding in secular knowledge and by a command of several foreign languages. In Altona he was friendly with Johann Christopher Wolf, who mentions him in his Bibliotheca Hebraica. His works include Leket ha-Kemah, novellae on the Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim and Yoreh De’ah, and Even ha-Ezer; responsa Shetei ha-Lehem; the ethical treatises Zerror ha-Hayyim and Mishnat hakhamim; Elleh ha-Mitzvot, on the numeration of precepts in Maimonides’ Sefer ha-Mitzvot, on the Oral Law, and on Kabbalah; Sefat Emet; and Parashat Elleh Masei, on the sanctity of the land of Israel. His literary activity also included the editing of many early books” (Tamar in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Rutgers). Browning to edges of pages. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Some fragile page ends. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-1) (ID #26020) $200.00.

 

152.     • Hayim Ze’ev Volf Ben Yitshak. דברי חיים: כולל שני חלקים : חלק ראשון כולל שו"ת וחקירות: לבאר כמה שיטות הש"ס ודברי הפוסקים: חלק שני כולל דרושים נחמדים. DIVRE HAYIM: KOLEL SHENE HELAKIM: HELEK RISHON KOLEL SH. U-T. VE-HAKIROT: LE-VE’ER KAMAH SHITOT HA-SHAS VE-DIVRE HA-POSKIM: HELEK SHENI KOLEL DERUSHIM NEHMADIM. Eydtukuhnen: Bi-Defus Katsineliboygin Ve- Shemaryahu Rabinovnits, 1872.   Hardcover, 8vo, 52 leaves, 28 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Responsa -- 1800-1948. Jewish sermons. Bound with 19th Century reprint of: Sefer Toldot Yitshak Krakow (1593). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Yivo). Library stamps and inscriptions on front page. Bumped corners. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-12-6) (ID #25426) $100.00.

 

153.     • Hyamson, Moses. MOSAICARUM ET ROMANARUM LEGUM COLLATIO. London, New York, Toronto, Melbourne And Bombay, H. Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1913. Hardcover, 8vo, lvi, 300 pages, 23 cm. Contents: Introduction: The manuscripts of the Collatio; title and plan of the work; purpose of the Collatio; date and place of composition; authorship. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Sources. Roman law -- Sources. Hyamson (1863-1949) was a “rabbi and scholar. Hyamson was born in Suwalki, Lithuania, and was taken to England at the age of five. He received his Jewish education at Jews’ College, London, where he was ordained in 1882, and his secular education at the University of London. He was rabbi of congregations in England and Wales, dayyan of the United Synagogue, 1902–11, and acting chief rabbi of England, 1911–13. The following year he went to New York to become rabbi of Congregation Orach Chayim. He taught the codes of Jewish law at the Jewish Theological Seminary, 1915–1940. Hyamson published Oral Law and Other Sermons; Mosaicarum et Romanarum Legum Collatio, critically edited with introduction, apograph, translation, and notes; and Sabbath and Festival Addresses. He translated into English Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah book 1 and book 2 and Hovot ha-Levavot of Bahya ibn Paquda. Combating calendar reform and attacks on kosher slaughtering are his works The Proposed Reform of Calendar, the Blank Day Device in Proposed Plan for Calendar Reform; and The Jewish Method of Slaughtering Animals from the Point of View of Humanity. Hyamson was president of the League for Safeguarding the Fixity of the Sabbath; chairman of the Milah Board of the New York Jewish Community; vice president of the Jewish Conciliation Court of America; president of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers and chairman of the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences. As a teacher at the Seminary, Hyamson was especially appreciated for his exact translations of difficult technical terms in the codes and for his broad experience as a dayyan, which enabled him to illustrate the application of halakhot” (Klein in EJ, 2007). Hinge repair. Light wear to cover edges and binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-15A-17) (ID #26036) $175.00.

 

154.     • Jackson, Bernard S. ESSAYS IN JEWISH AND COMPARATIVE LEGAL HISTORY. Leiden, Brill, 1975. Cloth. 8vo. Xiii, 288 pages; 25 cm; Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity; v. 10; ISBN: 9004043330 9789004043336. Jackson was the founding editor of The Jewish Law Annual and has been both Hon. President and Chairman of the Jewish Law Association. Sources and problems. --Reflections on Biblical criminal law. --Principles and cases: the theft laws of Hammurabi. --The problem of Exodus 21: 22-5 (ius talionis) --The goring ox. --Two or three witnesses. --Testes singulares in early Jewish law and the New Testament. --Liability for mere intention in early Jewish law. --Foreign influence in the early Jewish law of theft. --The fence-breaker and the actio de pastu pecoris in early Jewish law. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law -- History. Law, Ancient. Comparative law. Droit juif -- Histoire. Droit ancien. Joods recht. Droit juif. Geschichte. Jüdisches Recht. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Very good condition. (BRILL 1-6) (ID #25865) $175.00.

 

155.     • Jehuda Ha-Levi (Hallevi / Halevi) Brody, H., editor. DIWAN DES ABU-I-HASAN JEHUDA HA-LEVI. ZWEITER BAND: NICHTGOTTESDIENSTLICHE POESIE. HEFT 3 ONLY (PAGES 213 - 334). Berlin, Itzkowski, 1903. 1st Edition. Original paper wrappers,  8vo, 121 pages. Slight wear to covers and spine. Slight damp stain to bottom of some pages. Pages uncut. (K-mx2-46)  Very Good Condition. (ID #25077) $50.00.

 

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

 

157.     • Jolles, Jacob Zebi Ben Naphtali. ספר מלא הרועים : חלק שלישי, חידושי סוגיות הש״ס ושאלות ותשובות רבינו אשר SEFER MELO HA-RO’IM: HIDUSHE SUGYOT HA-SHAS U-SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT RABENU ASHER. Premysla: Druk Zupnik Kenoller Et Hamershmid, 1884.   Hardcover, Folio, 78 pages, 36 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – Commentaries. Appeared also as part 3 of author’s dictionary of the Talmud. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, British Lib), with only 1 copy in the US. Hinge repair. Wear and light chipping to edges of pages. Light browning to edges of pages. Bumped cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-6) (ID #25798) $200.00.

 

158.     • Jung, Leo. ESSENTIALS OF JUDAISM. New York: Union Of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Of America., 1957. Paper wrappers., 16mo. 29 pages. Eleventh edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – introductions; Orthodox Judaism. OCLC lists 3 copies of this edition worldwide (JTSA, Hebrew Union College, Univ of Chicago). Jung (1892-1987) was an American Orthodox rabbi. “He pursued rabbinical studies at Hungarian yeshivot and received his rabbinical ordination from the Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin (1920). Jung emerged as one of the best-known spokesmen of neo-Orthodoxy in America. He became professor of ethics at Yeshiva University in 1931 and held a similar position at Stern College for Women from 1956. Active in efforts to regularize kashrut supervision in New York, Jung was appointed chairman of the New York State Advisory Board for Kashrut Law Enforcement in 1935. He was associated with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee as chairman of its cultural committee (from 1940) and was a trustee of the National Jewish Welfare Board from 1928. Jung was at one time identified with the Agudath Israel organization, and was a member of its supreme council until 1929. He withdrew on account of its refusal to cooperate in the Jewish Agency for Palestine, of whose first council he became a member. A noted writer and editor, Jung started the Jewish Library in 1928, and edited eight volumes. His Harvest: Sermons, Addreses, Studies appeared in 1956. Jung's 70th birthday was commemorated by the Leo Jung Jubilee Volume. ” (Isaac B. Gottlieb in EJ) Library call numbers and light spots on front, good condition. (SPEC-6-7) (ID #25460) $30.00.

 

159.     • (Karo, Joseph) Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi. JOSEPH KARO: LAWYER AND MYSTIC. London: Oxford University Press., 1962. Cloth., 8vo. Xii, 315 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575; Caro Joseph, 1488-1575. SERIES: Scripta Judaica ; 4; Ex library with bookplate and spine sticker, otherwise near fine condition. (SEF-8-5a) (ID #25975) $55.00.

 

160.     • Lehmann, Marcus. חתן המלך : ספור ... יסודתו בקורות בני עמנו מימי גזרות ת״ח ות״ט HATAN HA-MELEKH. Warsaw, 1904.   Hardcover, 12mo, 58 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Lehmann (1831-1890) was a “German Orthodox rabbi, scholar, and writer. Lehmann was born in Verden, Germany, and studied with Israel Hildesheimer in Halberstadt, with S. L. Rapoport in Prague, and at Halle. In Prague he was friendly with the writer Solomon Kohn, who may have influenced Lehmann’s future work as a writer. In 1853 an organ was introduced in the synagogue of Mainz and in 1854, when the Orthodox members formed a separate congregation, Lehmann was elected their rabbi and, eventually, one of the leaders and spokesmen of modern German Orthodoxy. In Mainz he founded a religious school which from 1859 was an elementary day school for boys and girls. Lehmann wrote polemically against Reform and founded the weekly Israelit to counter the influence of Ludwig Philippson’s Reform periodical, Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums; the Israelit became the principal voice of German Orthodoxy. Lehmann was the main contributor to the Israelit and his many historical novels, including Rabbi Joselmann von Rosheim, and short stories were first published in it. His stories were collected in Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, and many were translated or adapted into Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, French, Hungarian, English, and other languages. Lehmann’s stories have no great literary merit, but as juvenile literature, they have religious and educational value. Of more scholarly importance, though also primarily intended for popular instruction, are his German edition of the Haggadah, anonymously revised and enlarged by H. Ehrmann and translated into English, and his Sabbath lectures on Avot, collected as Die Sprueche der Vaeter in which Lehmann made use of earlier commentators, particularly of Samuel b. Isaac’s Midrash Shemu’el, and thus made the commentators accessible to the German reader. Lehmann also published the tractate Berakhot of the Jerusalem Talmud with the commentary of Solomon Sirillo and his own notes, Meir Nativ. Lehmann translated the Pentateuch in the Bible translation initiated by the Orthodox Bible Institute to counter the translation of Zunz and others. As editor of the Israelit, Lehmann agreed increasingly with S. R. Hirsch’s intransigent line in Hirsch’s differences with Hildesheimer, Lehmann’s friend and teacher” (Rothschild in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis). Ex-library with markings. Staining on title page. Brown edges. Hinge repair. Wear to cover corners. Otherwise very good condition. (Heb-13-10) (ID #25802) $100.00.

 

161.     • Leipnik, Tzvi Hirsch. KAV VENAKI. Ofen, 1826. Hardcover, 4to, 32 pages. Unusual title set within a half circle with the acronym “SHILAT” (Shivthi Hashem Lenegdi Tamid). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Light wear to edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-15A-8) (ID #26027) $145.00.

 

162.     • Max Koschland. DIE SCH’TAR ISKO-BESTIMMUNGEN IM JUDISCHEN BANKENGEWERBE. Zürich: Koschland & Hepner, 1956. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 10 Pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Interest (Jewish law)   OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. In good condition. Scarce (GER24-5) (ID #25548) $40.00.

 

163.     • Mintz, Mose and Joseph Isaac Muenz. ספר מהר״ם מינץ: אפי זוטרי : והוא מחלקי השאלות ותשובות SEFER MAHARAM MINTS: APE ZUTRI: VE-HU ME-HELKE HA-SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT. Przemysl: Zupnik, Knoller & Hammerschmidt, 1883.   Hardcover, 8vo, 152 pages, 32. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Responsa -- 1600-1800. Responsa -- 1800- Parallel title: Meharam Munz. “Helek 1.” “Nidpas pa’am rishonah bi-Prag shenat 587... V'ekha-‘et nidpas me-hadash ‘im he’arot hadashot. ” No more published. Muenz (Minz) (c. 1750–1831), was a “Hungarian rabbi. Muenz was born in Podolia or in Galicia. After serving as rabbi in Vishravitz and in Brody, he was appointed in 1789 rabbi of Alt-Ofen (Obuda) where he remained for the rest of his life. His responsa were published by his son Joseph Isaac, under the title Sefer Maharam Min [sic, mints] (Prague, 1827) ” (Marton in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YU, Hebrew Union College, British Library). Bumped corners. Yellowing of pages. Handwritten inscription on front page. Personal library stamp on title page. Wear to binding. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-12-2) (ID #25422) $100.00.

 

164.     • Mordekhai Ben Avraham ‘ezra. ספר קרבן תודה : חלק ראשון מחבורי הגדול : הלא חדושים נחמדים המה לתרץ כל כקושיא ...  SEFER KORBAN TODAH: HELEK RISHON ME-HIBURI HA-GADOL: HA-LO HIDUSHIM NEHMADIM HEMAH LE-TARETS KOL KUSHIYA... Vilna: Bi-Defus Sh. Y. B. R. Y. Fin Ve-R. A. Ts. B. R. Y. Rozenkrants, 1865.   Hardcover, Folio, 126 pages, 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Moed -- Commentaries. Running title: Korban todah. Other Titles: Korban todah. ; Sefer Karban toda. ; Karban toda. ; Blagodarstvennia zhertva. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (UCLA, Lib of Congress, YU, British Lib). Cover spine repair. Wear to pages and light staining to some pages. Bumped and chipped cover edges and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-3) (ID #25795) $125.00.

 

165.     • Morgenstern, Julian. JUDAISM'S CONTRIBUTION TO POST-WAR RELIGION: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED ON SEPTEMBER 26, 1942, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE SIXTY-EIGHTH ACADEMIC YEAR OF THE HEBREW UNION COLLEGE. Cincinnati?: Hebrew Union College?, 1942. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 20 cm. 8 pages. President of HUC from 1922 to 1947, Rabbi Morgenstern made significant contributions to biblical scholarship, and brought dramatic improvements to HUC’s academic scope. At the time of this address, a dozen European scholars had found a haven at the college. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Darkened edges, but otherwise in very good condition. (Holo2-30-7)  (ID #26098) $55.00.

 

166.     • Nissim Ben Reuben Gerondi. ספר שאלות ותשובות הר״ן : אשר השיב לשואליו דבר SEFER SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT HA-RAN: ASHER HESHIV LE-SHO’ALAV DAVAR. Kenigsberg: Ba-Defus Shel Gruber Et Langrien, 1840.   Hardcover, 8vo, 68 [i. e. 136] pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Nissim (? 1310–? 1375), was “one of the most important Spanish talmudists. Nissim's family originated in Cordova and settled first in Gerona, where he is thought to have been born, and then in Barcelona, which became his permanent place of residence. Few biographical details are known of him. He never held any official rabbinical post, even though in fact he fulfilled all the functions of a rabbi and dayyan in his community. Furthermore, many takkanot enacted in Spain originated with him, and his reputation as an authoritative posek was such that he received queries from as far as Erez Israel and Syria. He is also known to have served as a physician in the royal palace. Because of a calumny, the date and causes of which are not certain, he was imprisoned for some time. It is also known that in 1336 he wrote a Sefer Torah for his own use, which became well known and served as a model. This Sefer Torah was moved from place to place until it reached Tiberias, where it was preserved until recently. Nissim's renown rests chiefly on his halakhic works” (Feldman in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Repair to binding. Wear to spine and binding. Bumped corners and edges. Good condition. (Spec-8-5) (ID #25470) $150.00.

 

167.     • Preuss, Julius. BIBLISCH-TALMUDISCHE MEDIZIN: BEITRAGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER HEILKUNDE UND DER KULTUR UBERHAUPT. Berlin: Karger, 1911. Hardcover, 8vo, 735 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Medicine in the Bible. Medicine in rabbinical literature. Bibliography on pages 688-704. Other Titles: Bible; Talmud. Preuss (1861-1913) was a “German physician and medical historian. Born in Gross-Schoenebeck (Saxonia), Preuss settled in Berlin as a practitioner and became an important writer on medicine in Jewish sources. He also took an active part in Orthodox community life. Preuss scientifically researched the problems of biblical and talmudic medicine, and his writings on the subject have remained a reliable guide. His series on Hebrew medicine and Jewish medical men began with his Der Arzt in Bibel und Talmud. It was followed by a large number of essays on various aspects of biblical and talmudic medicine in scientific and literary journals. These were later collected in Biblisch-talmudische Medizin. The book is a model of scholarly research and presentation and has become a classic reference work” (Muntner in EJ, 2007). Light wear. Lightly bumped corners. Very good condition. (Heb-15A-19) (ID #26038) $45.00.

 

168.     • Rapaport, Mordche W. DER TALMUD UND SEIN RECHT. Berlin, Verlag Von Louis Lamm, 1912. Paper Wrappers, DISBOUND. Binding guillotined. Lacks cover. Paper good; 8vo; 148 + 69 pages; In need of binding or suitable as a scholar's working copy only 2nd printing of this offprint from the Zeitschrift fuer vergleichende Rechstwissenschaft, Vol. XIV, XV, & XVI. (k-mx2-45) (ID #2653) $30.00.

 

169.     • Schäfer, Peter. STUDIEN ZUR GESCHICHTE UND THEOLOGIE DES RABBINISCHEN JUDENTUMS. Leiden, Brill, 1978. Cloth. 8vo. 305 pages. 25 cm. In German. Series: Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums, Bd. 15. Schäfer currently serves as the Director of the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University and is the co-editor of Jewish Studies Quarterly. This anthology brings together nine essays. Five of these contributions have already been published elsewhere, four are published here for the first time in print. ISBN: 9004058389. 9789004058385. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History --Talmudic period, 10-425. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Judaïsme -- Histoire -- 10-425 (Période talmudique) Judaïsme -- Doctrines. Jodendom. Rabbijnse literatuur. Rabbinische Literatur. Jüdische Theologie. Includes bibliographical references and index. Baruch Bokser’s copy with his notes laid in. Very good condition. (BRILL 2-4) (ID #25871) $40.00.

 

170.     • Shif, Mordekhai Ben Hayim Tsevi. עטרת מרדכי : כולל איזו תשובות, פלפולים וביאורים בעניני תורה שונים SEFER ‘ATERET MORDEKHAI: KOLEL EZO TESHUVOT, PILPULIM UVE’URIM BE-‘INYENE TORAH SHONIM. St. Louis, Mo.: Moinester Printing Co., 1923.   Hardcover, 8vo, 100 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 664: “contains responsa and novellae. ” SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1800-1948. Other Titles: ‘Ateret Mordekhai. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (YU). Ex-library. Hinge repair. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-19-3) (ID #25033) $100.00.

 

171.     • Strack, Hermann Leberecht. EINLEITUNG IN DEN TALMUD. Leipzig, J. C. Hinrichs, 1908. Hardcover, viii, 182 pages, 23 cm. In German. Series: Schriften des Instutum judaicum in Berlin. ; Nr. 2. SUBJECT (S): Judenmission. Talmud. Talmud -- Introduction. Talmud. Bibliography on pages 81-82 and 139-175. Strack (1848-1922) was a “German Orientalist and theologian. Strack was born in Berlin, where he became professor of Oriental languages and director-founder of the university’s Institutum Judaicum. He was recognized as a leading non-Jewish scholar in the field of Bible and Talmud, Hebrew and Aramaic linguistics, Masorah, etc. Serving as an expert in German courts on a number of cases with antisemitic overtones, Strack took a firm line in defense of Judaism, and at the same time was active in the Protestant missionary movement. In the field of linguistics his main publications were Grammatik des Biblisch-Aramaeischen; Hebraeische Grammatik; Juedisches Woerterbuch, a Yiddish dictionary; and Lehrbuch der neuhebraeischen Sprache und Litteratur. Of importance for the study of Masorah was his Dikduke ha-Te’amim des Ahron ben Moscheh ben Ascher, edited in cooperation with S. Baer; Catalog der hebraeischen Bibelhandschriften der… Bibliothek in St. Petersburg; and Prophetarum posteriorum Codex babylonicus Petropolitanus. He also took part in the controversy surrounding the Firkovich forgeries. Strack wrote Einleitung in das Alte Testament and edited, together with O. Zoeckler, a short Bible commentary, to which he contributed several biblical books; he also published a translation of and commentary on Ben Sira. He wrote, with P. Billerbeck, a commentary to the New Testament which was based on Talmud and Midrash and demonstrated the Jewish rabbinic origin of most of Jesus’ sayings. He also issued annotated translations of several Mishnah tractates with Billerbeck, including Avot, together with a vocalized text. Strack’s Einleitung in Talmud und Midrash became a standard reference work, the English edition, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, which is based on the last but revised German one, being sponsored by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. In fighting the malicious accusations against Judaism, Strack wrote Das Blut im Glauben und Aberglauben der Menschheit, which was translated into English by H. Blanchamp as The Jew and Human Sacrifice …. Works in the same vein include: Sind die Juden Verbrecher von Religionswegen? ; Juedische Geheimgesetze? ; Herr Adolf Stoecker christliche Liebe und Wahrhaftigkeit ; and Die Aufhebung der Juden-Emanzipation und ihre rechtliche Begruendung. Strack’s courageous stand against growing German antisemitism brought him bitter denunciation by antisemitic writers such as K. Erbsreich and Th. Fritsch; on the other hand his missionary activities came under attack from Jewish writers” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). Light wear to cover binding and edges. Yellowing to inside front and back cover. Very good condition. (Heb-15A-16) (ID #26035) $30.00.

 

172.     • Tenenblatt, M. A. התלמוד הבבלי בהתהוותו ההיסטורית : יצירה, עריכה וסידור HA-TALMUD HA-BAVLI BE-HITHAVUTO HA-HISTORIT: YETSIRAH, ARIKHAH VE-SIDUR. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1972.   Hardcover, 8vo, 10, 316 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- History. Title on title page verso: The formation of the Babylonian Talmud: a historical and textual study. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Formation of the Babylonian Talmud. Ex-library. Light chipping to edges and corners of dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-15A-12) (ID #26031) $30.00.

 

173.     • Thieberger, Bedrich,. THE GREAT RABBI LOEW OF PRAGUE; HIS LIFE AND WORK AND THE LEGEND OF THE GOLEM, WITH EXTRACTS FROM HIS WRITINGS AND A COLLECTION OF THE OLD LEGENDS. London, East And West Library, 1955. Hardcover, 177 pages, 8vo, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Golem. Judah Loew ben Bezalel. In jacket. Bottom right corner of jacket torn off, text loss. Slight tear to jacket on binding, no text loss. Otherwise, good condition. (mx-32-14) (ID #25594) $30.00.

 

 

174.     • Zabludowski, Jehiel Michael Ben Hayyim. משען מים= משען מים: קונטרס יכלכל אספת כללים לדעת דרכי ותהלוכות חו״ל בדרושי האגדות בש״ס ובמדרשים MISH’AN MAYIM. MISHAN MAIM: KUNTRES YEKHALKEL ASUPAT KELALIM LE-DA’AT DARKHE VE-TAHALUKHOT HAZAL BE-DERUSHE HA-AGADOT BE-SHAS UVE-MIDRASHIM. Vilna: bi-defus Fain ve-Rozenkrants, 1868.   Softcover, 8vo, 83 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Midrash -- Language, style. Talmud -- Hermeneutics. Other Titles: Мишанъ маимъ, т.е., Филоголицеския замитки къ Мидрашимъ въ Двухъ Цастяхъ. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Tears to cover. Lighting staining to some pages. Bumped corners. Good condition. (Heb-12-4)  (ID #25424) $75.00.