CATALOG 159: RABBINICS AND MEDIEVAL JUDAISM

IN HEBREW

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Nr. 18. Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham Simeon Ben Zemah Duran, Rashbats. ספר חדושי נדה SEFER HIDUSHE NIDAH. Mets, 1776.

 

 

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BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCE

     

     

  1. (Genizah) Danzig, Neil. קטלוג של שרידי הלכה ומדרש מגניזת־קאהיר באוסף א״נ אדלר שבספריית בית המדרש לרבנים באמריקה KATALOG SHEL SERIDE HALAKHAH U-MIDRASH MI-GENIZAT-KAHIR BE-OSEF E.N. ADLER SHEBE-SIFRIYAT BET HA-MIDRASH LE-RABANIM BA-AMERIKAH. CATALOGUE OF FRAGMENTS OF HALAKHAH AND MIDRASH FROM THE CAIRO GENIZAH IN THE E. N. ADLER COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF JTS. Nyu-York & Jerusalem: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America & Shocken, 1997. ISBN: 9654560224 9789654560221. Cloth, 8vo, 87, 362, xvi pages, plus [12] pages of plates (facimiles of genizah fragments) 29 cm. In Hebrew. Title page and introduction also in English. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. This very-well received work elicited many reviews in the Jewish Studies press; see Steven Fine: “Review of Neil Danzig, A Catalog of Fragments …” in Hebrew Studies, vol. 41 (2000); as well as Ezra Chwat, “Danzig’s Catalog of Halakhah and Midrash Fragments in the E.N. Adler Collection and its Usage as a Research Tool,” in Jewish Quarterly Review 90, 3-4 (2000): 405-415. The book also received this praise from Heidi G. Lerner & Seth Jerchower in their “The Penn/Cambridge Genizah Fragment Project: Issues in Description, Access, and Reunification” (Philadelphia, 2006): "Danzig’s 1997 catalog of Rabbinic fragments at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, while oriented upon the holdings of one local collection, exhaustively provides cross-matches and concordances. " The Cairo Geniza is a collection of almost 280,000 Jewish manuscript fragments found in the Genizah or storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Fustat, presently Old Cairo, Egypt. Some additional fragments were found in the Basatin cemetery east of Old Cairo, and the collection includes a number of old documents bought in Cairo in the later 19th century. It is presently dispersed among a number of libraries, including the libraries of Cambridge University and the University of Manchester…. In 1896, English travelers Agnes S. Lewis and Margaret D. Gibson returned from Egypt with fragments from the genizah they considered to be of interest, and showed them to Solomon Schechter at Cambridge. Schechter, already aware of the Genizah but not of its significance, immediately recognized the importance of the material. He later went to Egypt, acquired many documents, and brought the contents of the Genizah to scholarly and popular attention….The Taylor-Schechter collection at Cambridge has nearly 193,000 fragments (137,000 shelf-marks); there are a further 31,000 fragments at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Also, the John Rylands University Library in Manchester holds a collection of over 11,000 fragments…” (Wikipedia, 2011). SUBJECT(S): Cairo Genizah -- Catalogs. Rabbinical literature -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs. Geonic literature -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs. Midrash -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs. Hebreeuwse handschriften. Geniza-fragmenten. When available, often priced at double our price. New Condition. (ID #27923) $35.00.
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  3. (Genizah) Golinkin, David. גנזי ראש השנה : שיירי כתבי יד של בבלי ראש השנה מהגניזה בקהיר : מהדורה מצולמת בצירוף מבוא קודיקולוגי HASHANAH FROM THE CAIRO GENIZAH. A FACSIMILE EDITION. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 2000. Original Publisher’s Cloth. Xii, 69, 200, [2] pages. Illus. Facsims. 32 cm. Includes approximately 200 black and white images. In Hebrew with added English title page and synopsis. A collection of facsimiles of all known fragments of Bavli Rosh Hashanah.David Golinkin received an M.A., rabbinical ordination and a Ph.D. in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York where he taught Talmud from 1980-82. His responsa and halakhic studies are known for their thoroughness, examining all sides of every issue using a wide range of talmudic, medieval, and modern sources. (EJ, 2007).SUBJECT(S): Manuscripts, Aramaic -- Facsimiles. Cairo Genizah. Title Subject: Talmud. Rosh ha-Shanah -- Manuscripts. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN: 965-456-030-5. New Condition with like dustjacket. (ID #27741) $35.00.
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  5. (Genizah) Schechter, S. SAADYANA: GENIZA FRAGMENTS OF WRITINGS OF R. SAADYA GAON AND OTHERS. Cambridge, Deighton And Bell, 1903. 1st edition. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 148 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew and English. Contains facsimiles of Hebrew manuscripts with English explanations. Saadya [SAADIAH Ben Joseph] Gaon was the greatest scholar and author of the geonic period and important leader of Babylonian Jewry. Boards show some wear, with gilt lettering worn rubbed away. Underlining and marginalia on several pages. Good+ condition. (SEF42-26) (ID #28390) $145.00.
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  7. Weingarten, Shmuel Hacohen. שבח ישוב הארץ: אגרות גדולים BE-SHEVAH YISHUV HA-ARETS: IGROT GEDOLIM. Jerusalem; Mossad Harav Kook, 1987. (FT) Publishers cloth. 4to. 59, [8] pages. 22 x 29 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Edited by Rabbi Shmuel Hakohen Weingarten. "A Collection of Letters", Bshvach Yishuv Ha'aretz, presents facsimile reproductions and texts of fifty letters penned by some of Eastern Europe's outstanding and lesser known orthodox Rabbinic figures endorsing the agricultural colonization of Eretz Israel in the latter half of the nineteenth century. These letters were collected by an emissary of Akiva Yosef Schlesinger in the 1870's amongst a year long journey from Palestine to Vienna (to garner financial support from Baron Rothschild) , visiting local Jewish communities and obtaining the legal opinion and written support of the local community Rabbi's in Turkey, Hungary, Galicia, and Rumania along the way. These letters of endorsement for the project of setting up Jewish agricultural villages forms the basis of this album of facsimile letters; includes detailed historical biographies of the Rabbis and the communities visited of the time. Subjects: Rabbis - Biography. OCLC lists 23 copies. Fresh and clean. Great condition in good jacket. (BIBLIOG-29-8) (ID #29997) $125.00.
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  9. Assaf, Simcha (Ed. Shmuel Glick). מקורות לתולדות החינוך בישראל :‏ ‏מתחילת ימי הבינים עד תקופת ההשכלה MEKOROT LE-TOLDOT HA-HINUKH BE-YIS´RA'EL: VOLUME 1-3. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 2001. (FT) Original Hardcover. 8vo. 24 cm. In Hebrew. Vol. 1 - 758 pages, Vol. 2 - 702 pages, Vol. 3 - 458 pages. SUBJECT(S): Jewish religious education -- History -- Sources. A Source-Book for the History of Jewish Education from the Beginning of the Middle Ages to the Period of the Haskalah. A new edition, edited and annotated by Shmuel Glick. New Condition. (JTS-1-15) (ID #28226) $60.00.
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  11. Carmilly, Moshe. CENSORSHIP AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN JEWISH HISTORY. New York; Sepher-Hermon Press, 1977. Softbound. 8vo. 295 pages. 24 cm. First English edition. Originally published in Hebrew as “Book and Sword; Censorship and freedom of expression in Jewish history” in 1967. Covers such topics as the censorship of kabbalistic and Sabbatian literature as well as the modern struggles against Hasidism and the Enlightenment. There is also a chapter on controversies surrounding erotic literature. Subjects: Censorship - Religious aspects - Judaism. Censuur. Joodse literatuur. Recht van meningsuiting. Institutional stamps on endpages, light wear to covers, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-29) (ID #30022) $30.00.
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  13. Iakerson, Shimon. קטלוג האינקונבולים העבריים מאוסף ספריית בית המדרש לרבנים באמריקה CATALOGUE OF HEBREW INCUNABULA FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA = KATALOG HA-INKUNABULIM HA-`IVRIYIM ME-OSEF SIFRIYAT BET HA-MIDRASH LE-RABANIM BA-AMERIKAH. New York And Jerusalem, The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 2004-2005. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 2 volumes. 670, 568, lxxvii pages. Illus. Facsims. Maps. 31 cm. In Hebrew and English. The library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America is the largest and most extensive collection of Hebraic and Judaic material in the western hemisphere. The collection of incunabula represents products of all the printing presses we know of as well as all the groups of books that were published in anonymous ones. This catalogue “describes the 127 Hebrew incunabula in the [JTSA] collection – the largest in the world – printed beginning from the 1460s until 1501… The breadth of the collection showcases the unique qualities of Hebrew printing found first in Italy and later in Spain, Portugal and Turkey in the areas of Bible, Talmud, biblical commentaries, halakhah, prayer, linguistics, ethics, literature, history, philosophy and science. ” SUBJECT (S): Incunabula -- New York (State) -- New York -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Hebrew imprints -- New York (State) -- New York -- Catalogs. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Heather gray cloth with stamped drawing on covers and red lettering on spine. Ornate maps of 15th century European presses on lining papers. Volumes stored in matching cloth-covered slipcase. New, Fine Condition in Fine Slipcase. (ID #27028) $375.00.
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  15. Iakerson, S. M. (Semen Mordukhovich). ספר העברי בימי־הביניים SEFER HA-'IVRI BIME HA-BENAYIM = EVREISKAIA SREDNEVEKOVAIA KNIGA: KODIKOLOGICHESKIE, PALEOGRAFICHESKIE I KNIGOVEDCHESKIE ASPEKTY = THE HEBREW BOOK IN THE MIDDLE AGES: CODICOLOGICAL, PALAEOGRAPHICAL AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ASPECTS Moskva [Moscow], Rossiiski Gos. Gumanitarnyi Universitet, 2003. ISBN: 5728107397 Cloth, 8vo, 253 pages. Includes 20 plates of color facsimiles 25 cm. In Russian and Hebrew with summary also in English. "A publication of Project Judaica, a joint program of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the YIVO Institute of Jewish Research"--P. [2]. Corrigenda slip tipped in at end. Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-[238]) and indexes. Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-[238]) and indexes. SUBJECT(S): Manuscripts, Hebrew -- History. Paleography, Hebrew. Manuscripts, Medieval. “Shimon Iakerson is the preeminent scholar in the field of Hebrew incunabula (books printed before the year 1501), and the author of several books on the subject. In addition to his curatorial duties at the Russian Museum of Ethnography, he is the senior researcher at the St. Petersburg branch of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2005, he received the first Honorable Medal presented at the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress in Jerusalem for his two-volume work, "Catalogue of Hebrew Incunabula from the Collection of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America" (New York and Jerusalem, 2004-2005) . In 2009, he won the Antsiferov Award, an international prize in honor of the historian N. P. Antsiferov, for his overall contributions to the field of St. Petersburg studies for his most recent work, "Jewish Treasures of Petersburg: Scrolls, Codices, Documents” (Library of Congress, 2011) . OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Light wear, about Very Good Condition (spec-7-24) (ID #27806) $100.00.
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  17. Friedberg, Bernhard, 1876-1961. בית עקד ספרים : לקסיקון ביבליוגרפי לידיעת הספרות העברית בכלל ושמות הספרים העברים ויהודית אשכנזית (יידיש־דייטש) בפרט, וכמו כן אלה בשפות : איטלקית, טטרית, יונית, ספרדית, ערבית, פרסית … BET EKED SEPHARIM: LEXIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE DE TOUS LES OUVRAGES DE LA LITTÉRATURE HÉBRAÏQUE ET JUDÉO-ALLEMANDE (TWO VOLUMES) . Anvers (Antwerp); B. Friedberg., 1928-1931. Clothbound. 4to. 844 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two volumes, quarter leather and red cloth over boards, raised decorative leather on spine, gilt lettering on spine. Title page in Hebrew and French, with added title page in German and English. Paged continuously across two tomes. Issued in parts, 1928-31. Supplemented in the author's Toldot ha-defus ha-`Ivri be-Polanyah (p. 109-111) . The “Bibliographical Lexicon of the whole Hebrew and Jewish-German Literature, inclusive of the Arabe, Greek, Italian, Persian, Samaritan, Spanish-potuguese and Tartarian works, printed in the years 1475-1900 with Hebrew Letters. Together with a register of the authors and a table of content from B. Friedberg. ” Friedberg (1876-1961) was a “scholar and bibliographer. Friedberg was born in Cracow, and in 1900 moved to Frankfurt, where he worked for the publisher and bookseller Isaac Kauffmann. In 1904 he set up his own firm and by 1906 had published two catalogs; in the same year he and J. Saenger founded the publishing house of Saenger and Friedberg. In 1910 the partnership broke up, and Friedberg entered the diamond trade, moving to Antwerp. When the Nazis occupied Belgium, he lost his valuable library and all his papers. In 1946 he settled in Tel Aviv, continuing to deal in diamonds but with his heart in books and his bibliographical and genealogical research. Beginning in 1896, Friedberg published in Hebrew a number of biographies, e. G, on Joseph Caro, Shabbetai Kohen, and Nathan Spira; family histories, e. G, Schor, Landau, and Horowitz; and a study on the old Jewish cemetery of Cracow, Luhot Zikkaron. Friedberg's first bibliographical effort was a history of Hebrew printing in Cracow, Ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Cracow, followed by a similar study on Lublin, Le-Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Lublin (1901) . In 1932 he began publishing a series of works on the history of Hebrew printing, Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri; the series included volumes on Poland; on Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and the Orient; on Central Europe; and on Western Europe. His greatest achievement was his bibliographical lexicon Beit Eked Sefarim. Though Friedberg's works are not always accurate, they are indispensable bibliographical reference books” (Ben-Menahem in EJ, 2007) . Subjects: Hebrew imprints. Hebrew literature - Bibliography. Yiddish literature - Bibliography. Wear and scuffing to leather edges and spine, light chafing of leather. Backstrip repaired on volume one. Pages lightly yellowed, but very fresh. Very good condition. A beautiful copy of this scarce set. (SEF- 41-27) (ID #28329) $500.00.
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  19. Scharfstein, Zevi, 1884-1972. ערוכים לפי נושאים בסדר אלפבית : מימ המקרא ועד ימינו : אוצר הרעיונות והפתגמים OTSAR HA-RAYONOT VEHA-PITGAMIM: I-YEME HA-MIKRA VE-AD YAMENU COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. -Aviv: Yavneh: Shiloh, 1966. (FT) Hardcover, 4to. 3 volumes. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Quotations, Hebrew. Hebrew literature -- Quotations, maxims, etc. On English title page: "Lexicon of ideas and epigrams. Quotations from classical and modern Hebrew literature. Culled and arranged according to subject. " Dustjackets slightly sunned. Lower corners slightly bumped. Very good condition in very good jackets. (BIB-18-2) (ID #24346) $175.00.
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  21. Shachar, Isaiah. חותמו האישי של הרמב״ן HOTAMO HA-ISHI SHEL HA-RAMBAN / THE SEAL OF NACHMANIDES. Jerusalem: Muzeon Yisrael, 1972. (FT) Paper wrappers, small 8vo. , [8] p.: illustrated. In Hebrew and English. Booklet form a special exhibit of the personal seal of R. Moses ben Nahman, or Ramban, which was found in Israel in 1972 and acquired by the Israel Museum. Includes photographs, and map of where it was found. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (ART-13-1) (ID #30544) $35.00.
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    BIOGRAPHY

     

     

  23. Rachlin, Isaac. בר ליואי : תולדות ר' יהושע בן לוי הלוי, מקומו וזמנו, משפחתו ובית אביו BAR LEVAI: TOLDOT YEHOSHU`A BEN LEVI HA-LEVI, MEKOMO U-ZEMANU, MISHPAHTO U-VET AVIV. New York: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1906. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 23 cm. , viii, 92 pages, includes bibliography. First edition. In Hebrew. Added title page: Bar Levoi, a biography of Joshua ben Levi, a Palestinian Talmudist of the first half of the third century. Especial care was taken in collecting Rabbi Joshua's ideas on the Divinity, nature and man. SUBJECT(S) Amoraim -- Biography. Wear to corners and spine; front cover detached from block. Title stamped in gold on black pebbled covering. Endpapers exquisite engraved fine floral pattern, overprinted with silver botanical design. (Spec-15-4) (ID #30644) $50.00.
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  25. Shaf, Yisrael. הגאון מווילנה‏ :‏ ‏תולדותיו וחייו HA-GAON MI-VILNAH: TOLDOTAV VE-HAYAV. Varsha: Ha-Or, 1906. (FT) Hardcover, 12mo, 26, 12, 12, 15, 18, 18, 36 pages, 15 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sha’ashuim, Bibliotekah menukedet la-tinokot; 2. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Named Person: Elijah ben Solomon, 1720-1797. Cover title. Ex-library with usual markings. Cover not attached. Yellowing of pages. Bumped corners. Light wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-37-8) (ID #27630) $100.00.
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  27. Zevin, Shelomoh Yosef. אישים ושיטות :‏ ‏שורת מאמרים על אישי הלכה ושיטותיהם בתורה ISHIM VE-SHITOT: SHURAT MA’AMARIM ‘AL ISHE HALAKHAH VE-SHITOTEHEM BA-TORAH. Tel Aviv: “bitan Ha-Sefer”, 1952. Hardcover, 8vo, 281 pages, portraits, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Rabbis -- Biography. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Cover spine repair. Bumped and chipped cover corners. Water stain to front cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Holo2-73-6) (ID #27722) $30.00.
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    18th CENTURY IMPRINTS

     

     

  29. Frankfurt, Moshe. חושן משפט CHOSHEN HAMISHPAT. Kapost, 1817. Hardcover, 8vo, 333 leaves. In Hebrew. Stained pages. Light wear to cover edges and binding. Good condition. (Heb-22-4) (ID #26810) $300.00.
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  31. Abudraham, David Bar Yosef. ספר אבודרהם : מלא טוב טעם SEFER ABUDRAHAM: MALE TOV TA`AM. Nidpas Poh Prag [Praha]: Bakishen Un' Katsishen Privilegierte Bukh Drukeray [Erkaufte Backische Und Katzische Buchdruckerei], 1784. Rebound in modern black cloth, wide 8vo. , [2], 118 pages. In Hebrew. On title page; “gedrukt in der erkoyfte Bakishen un' Katsishen privilegierte bukh drukeray”. References: Vinograd Prague 940. Majority of text in Rashi script. A well-known source of information and learning on the subject of prayers and blessings. OCLC lists only one copy of this edition worldwide (U of AMSTERDAM). Very good condition. (DREYFUS-4-2) (ID #28582) $300.00.
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  33. Ibn Habib, Jacob Ben Solomon, 1445?-1515 Or 16. על ספר עין יעקב עם כתנות אור :קהלת שלמה KOHELET SHELOMOH:. ‘AL SEFER EN YAAKOV IM KOTNOT OR. (COMPLETE, TWO VOLUMES IN ONE). Amsterdam: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Hirts Levi Rofe Ben Ziskind Levi, 1740-1741. (FT) Leather, large 4to. , 2 volumes. (4, 168; 15, 190 [i. E. 8, 336; 30, 380] pages. ) In Hebrew. Authors: Frankil, Yitshak Me'ir; Kotnot or. Ibn Habib, Jacob ben Solomon, 1445? -1515 or 16; ‘En Ya’akov. Modena, Leone, 1571-1648; Bet Yehudah. Pinto, Josiah ben Joseph, 1565-1648; Ma'or Enayim. Teomim, Jonah, d. 1559. Shelomoh Yekuti'el Zalman, mi-Gloga. Ibn Habib, Levi, ca. 1480-ca. 1545. Hidushe Kikayon de-Yonah. Contents: 1. Zeraim, Mo’ed -- 1. Yerushalmi Berakhot, Mo’ed, Bavli Nashim, Nezikin, Kooshim, Tohorot. References: Benjacob; Ayin 295; Friedberg; Ayin 491 edition 26; Vinograd; Amsterdam # 1545 SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Aggada -- Early works to 1800. Some wear to binding, binding lightly soiled, remnant of original clasps on binding that were broken off. Light staining to top margins of some pages, not obscuring text. Papers with handwritten notes in Hebrew laid in, Text in very good condition. (DREYFUS-4-10) (ID #28584) $375.00.
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  35. Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham Simeon Ben Zemah Duran, Rashbats. ספר חדושי נדה SEFER HIDUSHE NIDAH. France, Mets: Bi-Defus Getshlik Shpeier Segal Mi-Sarlo’i, 1776. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 33 leaves (66 pages) , 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Niddah -- Commentaries. Mishnah. Kinnim -- Commentaries. Printed in double columns. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Hidushe ha-Rashbats (Kinim) ; OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (JTSA, Stanford, UCLA, Spertus, HUC). Writing inside front cover. Hinge repair. Wear and tear to cover, edges and corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-36-10) (ID #27616) $300.00.
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  37. Asher Ben Jehiel, Abraham Ben David, Yom Tob Ben Abraham Ishbili. על קינים ומידו׳ ופי׳ חלק …על משניו׳ על תמיד ופי׳ הרא״ש … :פירוש הרא״ש והראב״ד PERUSH HA-ROSH VEHA-RAVAD:. ‘AL MISHNAYO. ‘AL TAMID U-FE. HA-ROSH. ‘AL KINIM U-MIDO. U-FE. Prague: ‘al Yede Nekhde Shel Yuda Bek, 1725. Hardcover, 8vo, 48 leaves, 26 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Mishnah. Tamid -- Commentaries. Talmud. Sanhedrin -- Commentaries. Wear and chipping to edges of cover boards and cover corners. Notes inside front cover. Some stained pages. Aside from outer cover edges, very good condition. (Heb38-11) (ID #28059) $350.00.
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  39. David Ben Solomon Ibn Abi Zimra. שו״ת הרדבז, חלן שלישי SH. U-T. HA-RADBAZ, HELEK SHELISHI. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David, 1781. Hardcover, folio, 132 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Responsa -- 1040-1600. Named Person: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh torah -- Commentaries. Zimra (known as RaDBaZ = Rabbi David Ben Abi Zimra; 1479–1573) was a “talmudic scholar, halakhic authority, and kabbalist. Abi Zimra was born in Spain into a wealthy family, but by the age of 13 he was in Safed (possibly going via Fez – see Sambari in Neubauer's Chronicles, vol. 1 (1887) , 157). The most eminent of his teachers was Joseph Saragossi of Sicily who left Spain in 1492 and eventually settled in Safed. Abi Zimra moved to Jerusalem but shortly before 1513 immigrated to Egypt, apparently due to bad economic conditions in Palestine. He remained there for 40 years, first in Alexandria, then in Cairo where he joined the bet din of the nagid, Isaac Sholal. After the conquest of Egypt by the Turks (1517) and the decline of the office of the nagid, Abi Zimra became the official head of Egyptian Jewry. He was not only dayyan but also head of a yeshivah, trustee of the hekdesh, and administrator of charity collections. He held all of these offices in an honorary capacity, as he was financially independent. Apart from his inherited wealth Abi Zimra was apparently successful in business and as a moneylender to non-Jews” (Zimmels in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Hinge & spine repair. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Good Condition. (Heb-33-16) (ID #28045) $700.00.
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  41. Gombiner, Abraham Abele Ben Hayyim Ha-Levi and Mosheh Yekutiel Kofman. הלחם הפנים ; באור התוספתא מסדר הנזיקין... :מגן אברהם MAGEN AVRAHAM: BE’UR HA-TOSEFTA MI-SEDER NEZIKIN; LEHEM HA-PANIM. Amsterdam: Be-Vet Sh. Ben Y. Kats Prups, Mokher Sefarim, 1731-1732? Hardcover, 12mo, 60 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Yoreh de’ah. Tosefta Nezikin -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Other Titles: Tosefta; Nezikin. Selections. 1995. Sefer Magen Avraham; Lehem ha-panim. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Stanford, Hebrew Union). Stained pages. Notes inside front and back cover. Hinge repair. Edgewear. Staining to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-15) (ID #27621) $350.00.
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  43. Nahmanides. זה ספר תולדות אדם ZEH SEFER TOLDOT ADAM. Homburg: J. P. Helwig, 1739. Hardcover, 12mo, 102 leaves. In Hebrew. Romanized record. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UCLA, Mcgill, Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam) , only one of them in the US. Stained pages. Hinge and binding repair. Water stain through top section of book. Bottom corner of first and last page missing, with loss of some text. Wear to edges, corners and cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-8) (ID #26733) $385.00.
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  45. Shor, Avraham Hayim.סדר קדשים :ספר צאן קדשים SEFER TSON KODASHIM:. SEDER KODASHIM. Zolkova: Bi-Defus Gershon Ben Hayim David, David Ben Menahem Man Ve-Hayim David Ben Aharon, 1755. (FT) Hardcover, large 4to, 71 leaves, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Kodashim -- Commentaries. Many leaves mutilated. Printed in double columns. Title page with architectural border. This book survived the Holocaust in Europe, and was presented by The Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc. , a New York based umbrella organization that served as a trusteeship for the Jewish people in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust This organization distributed heirless and unidentifiable cultural materials to scholarly institutions in the United States, Israel, Europe and Latin America. It contains the bookplate of the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction. Other Titles: Tson kodashim; Katzin Rare Book Collection. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Spertus). Stained pages. Hinge repair. Chipping to edges and corners of pages. Large tear on title page, some text loss. Bumped cover corners and cover binding edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-15) (ID #26740) $375.00.
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  47. Yitzhak Halevi. חלק שני.. חדושי הלכות HIDUSHEI HALACHOT. HELEK SHENI only. 1736. (FT) Hardcover, folio, 58 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud Bavli -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel and Tel Aviv University). Front cover missing. Repair to spine. Page corners and edges bumped. Some worming on pages. Wear to binding. Staining of pages. (Heb-37-6) (ID #27978) $300.00.
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  49. Hyman, Aaron. מפתח לכל האגדות : בית ועד לחכמים BET VA’AD LA-HAKHAMIM: MAFTEAH LE-KHOL HA AGADOT. London: Goodmansfields, 1902. Boards, 8vo. 272 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- Quotations. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Hyman (1862–1937) , was a Russian-born London rabbi and scholar. Born in Slutsk, Belorussia, he studied at various yeshivot and in 1885 he settled in London. Active in communal life, he helped found the Mizrachi organization of Great Britain and in 1909, the Etz Chaim Yeshivah of London. In 1933 he moved to Tel Aviv. All his books have become indispensable aids to rabbis and scholars, and a number of new editions of them have appeared. (EJ Preschel, Tovia) Envelope with the name Mrs. Louis Petchesky, 400 Crown Street, Brooklyn NY laid in. Wear to covers. Spine repaired, pages slightly tanned. Good condition. (HEB-19-18) (ID #21323) $45.00.
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  51. Ibn Shaprut, Shem Tov, Zweifel, Eliezer.על הגדות התלמוד :פרדס רמונים PARDES RIMONIM: ‘AL HAGADOT HA-TALMUD. Zhitomir: Bi-Defus A. S. Shadov, 1866. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 122 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Aggada -- Commentaries. Zweifel, Eliezer (1815–1888) was a “Hebrew author and essayist, one of the first Haskalah writers to view Hasidism sympathetically. Zweifel was born in Mogilev. His father belonged to the Chabad movement, and his traditional education included rabbinic and Hasidic literature, medieval studies, and Kabbalah. Later, he studied the works of the Haskalah and the Wissenschaft des Judentums writers in Hebrew and German. After many years of wandering in various Russian towns, earning his living by preaching and teaching, he was appointed lecturer in Mishnah and Talmud in the government rabbinical seminary at Zhitomir in 1853, remaining there until the seminary was closed in 1873. Zweifel’s writings are distinguished by profuse quotations from rabbinic sources and his wide erudition” (Slutsky in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Bumped corners and edges. Repair to spine. Wear to binding. Light staining on pages. Good condition. (Heb-19-7) xx(ID #26755/26933) $135.00.
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  53. Maximovsky, Sh. B. אגדה :חלום אביב HALOM AVIV: AGADAH. London: Y. Naroditski, 1912. (FT) Original inner cover, 12mo, 12 pages, 15 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Legends. "Le-zakher Yehuda Shtainberg. "--First page. Small book inside a larger hardcover binding. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (U of Denver, Hebrew Union). Ex-library. English translation writing on title page. Hinge repair to binding. Wear to cover edges. Small water stain on front cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-13) (ID #26928) $125.00.
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  55. Maimonides, Moses and Mordekhai Dov Rabinovits. הקדמת מסכת אבות :שמונה פרקים לרמב״ם SHEMONAH PERAKIM LE-RAMBAM: HAKDAMAT MASEKHET AVOT. Yerushalayim: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1954. (FT) Softcover, 8vo, 75 pages, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics -- Early works to 1800. Translation of: Thamaniyat fusel. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Chipping to corners of cover and edges of cover binding. Light browning to edges of pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-18-14) (ID #26739) $100.00.
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  57. Maimonides, Moses; Ibn Tibbon, Shmuel; Zaborz, Mendel Ben Yehudah Leyb. חלק הראשון. מורה נבוכים MOREH NEVUKHIM. HELEK 1 (ONLY). Zolkova, Bi-Defus Me’irhofer, 1829. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 150, 26 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy, Medieval. Judaism -- Works to 1900. No more published. The Hebrew translation is that of Samuel ben Judah Ibn Tibbon. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Repair to binding. Wear to binding. Light staining to pages. (Heb-31-5) (ID #27983) $100.00.
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  59. Maimonides, Moses; Elijah Ben Solomon. עפ״י סדר מנהגי הגר״א: הגדה לפסח נוסח הרמב״ם בספרו היד החזקה HAGADAH LE-FESAH NUSAH HA-RAMBAM BE-SIFRO HA-YAD HA-HAZAKAH:. AL PI SEDER MINHAGE HA-GRA. Tel Aviv: A. Landa, 1935. (FT) Softcover, 8vo, 56 pages, illustrations (includes portrait) , 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Passover -- Prayer-books and devotions. At head of title: La-hagigat melot 800 shanah shel Rabenu Mosheh ben Maimon, ha-Rambam. Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon; known in rabbinical literature as “Rambam”; from the acronym Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon; 1135–1204) was a “rabbinic authority, codifier, philosopher, and royal physician” (Rabinowitz, Louis Isaac, et al. In EJ 2010). OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (Cornell, Yale, Emory, Spertus, Harvard, Duke, HUC). Tears to edges of cover. Staining to cover. Yellowing of pages. Binding in good condition. (Hag-8-20) (ID #27549) $135.00.
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  61. Abulafia, Meir; Brill, Jehiel. כתאב אלרסאייל KITAB ALRASA'IL. Paris: Yehiel Bril, 1871. Hardcover, 8vo, 21 and 152 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Resurrection (Jewish theology). Named Person: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Hilkhot teshuvah. Correspondence with French rabbis on Maimonides’ doctrine of resurrection. Title in Hebrew: Sefer igrot. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (YU). Personal library stamp in front cover. Wear to front cover binding. Good condition. (Heb-25-4) (ID #26799) $125.00.
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  63. Jeitteles, Baruch Ben Jonas. שער המלך SCHA’AR HAMELECH. Brunn, Gedruckt Bey J. Rossmann, 1801-1803. Hardcover, 4to, 88, 136 leaves, 2 volumes in 1, 35 cm. In Hebrew; Title-pages in German and Hebrew, text in Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Columbia). Wear and chipping to edges of cover and pages. Torn front and back covers. Wear to cover spine. Aside from outer cover, in good condition. (Heb-36-18) (ID #27624) $225.00.
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  65. Maimonides, Moses. חלק הראשון .חוא היד החזקה : משנה תורה MISHNEH TORAH: HU YAD HA-HAZAKAH. HELEK RISHON [VOL. I]. Fiorda,. No Date (ca 1780?) Hardcover, 4to, 276 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) ; Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Helek Rishon. Other Titles: Mishneh Torah hu ha-yad ha-hazakah leha-Rambam. Front hinge repair. Bumped corners and chipped cover and edges. Stained pages. Writing on title page. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-1) (ID #26807) $125.00.
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  67. Maimonides, Moses. : . חלק שני .חוא היד החזקה . משנה תור MISHNEH TORAH: HU YAD HA-HAZAKAH. HELEK SHENI [VOL. 2]. Fiorda,. No Date (ca 1780?) Hardcover, 4to, 261 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) ; Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Helek Rishon. Other Titles: Mishneh Torah hu ha-yad ha-hazakah leha-Rambam. Bumped corners and chipped cover and edges. Stained pages. Title page and 2nd leaf missing small amount of text near margin. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-1B) (ID #26974) $125.00.
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  69. Maimonides, Moses. חלק רביעי .חוא היד החזקה .משנה תור MISHNEH TORAH: HU YAD HA-HAZAKAH. HELEK RIVII. [VOL 4]. Fiorda,. No Date (ca 1780?). Hardcover, 4to, 303 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) ; Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Other Titles: Mishneh Torah hu ha-yad ha-hazakah leha-Rambam. Bumped corners and chipped cover and edges. Stained pages. Some tears to corners and edges of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-3B) (ID #26809) $125.00.
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  71. Maimonides, Moses and Menasseh Grossberg. ספר רפואות יצא לאור ראשונה על פי כתב יד בריטיש מוזעאם SEPHER REPHUOTH, THE BOOK OF MEDICINE, AND A LETTER OF THE PHYSICIAN "ALI HAJISHMAELI". London, Meczyk, 1900. Hardcover, 12mo, 64 pages. In Hebrew. Added title page in English and text in Hebrew. Grossberg (1860-1927) was a "rabbinical scholar. Born in Trestina, Russia, Grossberg led a wandering life, copying and publishing Hebrew manuscripts from libraries in Berlin, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Munich, and other cities. In the first decade of the 20th century he settled in London, copying manuscripts for European scholars at the British Museum and at Oxford. His many publications included a Pentateuch commentary by Jacob of Vienna from a Munich manuscript; Meshullam b. Moses' Sefer ha-Hashlamah on tractates Berakhot, Ta'anit, and Megillah; Hizzei Menasheh, a manuscript commentary on the Pentateuch by various medieval scholars also containing Jonathan of Lunel's novellae on Horayot; Sefer Yezirah; David b. Levi's Sefer ha-Mikhtam on Megillah; Megillat Ta'anit; and Seder Olam Zuta. Grossberg also published responsa and various halakhic treatises" (Grossberg in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge and binding repair. Wear and chipping to cover binding. Water to stain to back cover. Bumped corners. Light wear to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-12) (ID #26737) $65.00.
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  73. Maimonides, Moses. ספר פאר הדור SEFER PE’ER HA-DOR [PER HADOR]. Levov: Avraham Yehoshu’a Heshil Druker, 1859. (FT) Hardcover, 14, 53 leaves (106 pages) , 22 cm. In Hebrew. Edition: Nidpas. Pa’am 2. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Reprint. Originally published in Amsterdam, 425 (1664 or 1665). Other Titles: Pe’er ha-dor; Per hador. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YU, Princeton, Hebrew Union). Inscription inside cover. Wear to front cover, tear. Bumped cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-36-9) (ID #27615) $100.00.
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  75. Maimonides, Moses and Shabbetai Donnolo. שלשה ספרים נפתחים SHELOSHAH SEFARIM NIFTAHIM. Jerusalem: Tel Talpiyot, 1900. (FT) Hardcover, 12mo, 40, 19 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Risalah al-Yamaniyah, Tsava’at ha-Rambam. Sefer Hakhmoni. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800. Islam -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800. Jews -- Yemen (Republic) -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YU, Harvard, U of Toronto). Title page bound in slanted. Hinge repair. Fragile pages. Light wear to edges of cover boards. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-38-10) (ID #28058) $100.00.
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  77. Maimonides, Moses; Shailat, Isaac. חלק שני. חלק הראשון .איגרות הרמב״ם IGROT HA-RAMBAM. VOLUMES I & II. Yerushalayim: Hotsa’at Ma’aliyot Le-Yad Yeshivat “birkat Mosheh” Ma’aleh Adumim, 1987. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo 2 volumes, 719 pages, facsims, 25 cm. In Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Judaism -- Works to 1900. Responsa -- 1040-1600. Rabbis -- Egypt -- Correspondence. Spine-- Title on added title page. , volume 2: Letters and essays of Moses Maimonides. “Mahadurah meduyeket shel ha-igrot ha-‘Ivriyot veha-‘Arviyot (kolel ha-teshuvot shebe-‘inyene emunot ve-de’ot) ‘al pi kol kitve-ha-yad ha-yedu’im ba-‘olam ‘im targumim, mevo’ot, he’arot ve-hakbalot me-et Yitshak Shilat. ” “Mahadurah shelemah meduyeket ‘a. Pi kitve yad”--Cover. ”Mahadurat Y. Shilat”--Spine. Includes bibliographical references and index. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. Personal inscription in inside cover of both volumes. Excellent condition. (Heb-31-10) (ID #27987) $135.00.
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  79. Salem, Solomon. סובב הולך על ספר יד החזקה להרמב״ם :חלק ראשון :ספר לב שלם SEFER LEV SHALEM: HELEK RISHON: SOVEV HOLEKH ‘AL SEFER YAD HA-HAZAKAH LEHA-RAMBAM. Amsterdam: Nidpas ‘al Yad Girard Yohan Yanson Uve-Vet Yisra’el Mondovi, 1772. (FT) Hardcover, 4to, 64 leaves, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah -- Commentaries. With an introduction by the author followed by an introduction by Reuben b. Jacob. Other Titles: Lev Shalem. Missing front cover. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Some stained pages. Staining to front cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-3) (ID #27610) $300.00.
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  81. Eybeschuetz, Jonathan and Joseph Ben Ephraim Karo. על ש״ע י״ד .כולל פירושים ובאורים ,ספר כרתי ופלתי SEFER KERETI U-FELETI, KOLEL PERUSHIM U-VE’URIM ‘AL SH.’A. Y.D. Vin, Gedrukt Bai’ Anton Shmid, 1819. (ft) Hardcover, Folio, 200 leaves, 33 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) ; Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Yoreh de’ah -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Kereti u-feleti. Eybeschuetz (1690/95-1764) was a “talmudist and kabbalist. Eybeschuetz, a child prodigy, studied in Poland, Moravia, and Prague. In his youth, after the death of his father, he studied in Prossnitz under Meir Eisenstadt and Eliezer ha-Levi Ettinger, his uncle, and in Vienna under Samson Wertheimer. He married the daughter of Isaac Spira, the av bet din of Bunzlau. After traveling for some time he settled in Prague in 1715, and in time became head of the yeshivah and a famous preacher. When he was in Prague he had many contacts with priests and the intelligentsia, debating religious topics and matters of faith with them. He became friendly with Cardinal Hassebauer and also discussed religious questions with him. Through the help of the cardinal, Eybeschuetz received permission to print the Talmud with the omission of all passages contradicting the principles of Christianity. Aroused to anger by this, David Oppenheim and the rabbis of Frankfurt had the license to print revoked. The people of Prague held Eybeschuetz in high esteem and he was considered second only to David Oppenheim. In 1725 he was among the Prague rabbis who excommunicated the Shabbatean sect. After the death of David Oppenheim, he was appointed dayyan of Prague. Elected rabbi of Metz in 1741, he subsequently became rabbi of the “Three Communities, ” Altona, Hamburg, and Wandsbek. Both in Metz and in Altona he had many disciples and was considered a great preacher…Eybeschuetz was considered not only one of the greatest preachers of his time but also one of the giants of the Talmud, acclaimed for his acumen and particularly incisive intellect. Thirty of his works in the field of halakhah have been published. His method of teaching aroused great enthusiasm among the pilpulists, and his works, Urim ve-Tummim onoshen Mishpat, Kereti u-Feleti on Yoreh De’ah, and Benei Ahuvah on Maimonides, were considered masterpieces of pilpulistic literature. To the present day they are regarded as classics by students of the Talmud. They are unique in that the many pilpulim they include are in most cases based on clear, logical principles that give them their permanent value. His homiletic works, Ya’arot Devash, Tiferet Yonatan, and Ahavat Yonatan, also found many admirers. In succeeding generations his reputation was sustained by these works. Since his works were not printed in his lifetime, it is clear that his great influence among his contemporaries must have derived from the power of his oral teaching and from his personality, both of which were highly praised by many writers. Of his books on the Kabbalah, only one was printed, Shem Olam, but during his lifetime Eybeschuetz was considered a great kabbalist...” (Scholem in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Chipping and wear to cover corners and edges. Stained pages. Good condition. (Heb-30-13) (ID #27046) $325.00.
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  83. Landau, Ezekiel Ben Judah. ציון לנפש חיה על מסכת פסחים צלח TSELAH. TSIYUN LE-NEFESH HAYAH: AL MASEKHET PESAHIM. Jozefow: Bidefus David Waks, 1855. (FT) Hardcover, Folio, 75 leaves, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Pesahim -- Commentaries. Bound with: “Tselah al masekhet Bitsah” by the same author. Jozefow, 1855. Landau (1713-1793) was a “halakhic authority of the 18th century, known as the Noda bi-Yehudah, after one of his works. Landau was born in Opatow, Poland, and received his talmudic education first in his hometown until the age of 13 and subsequently in Vladimir-Volinski and Brody. He was endowed with qualities which make him one of the most famous rabbis of the close of the classical Ashkenazi rabbinic era. He came from a wealthy and distinguished family tracing its descent back to Rashi. He had a commanding appearance and rare intellectual ability, was of strong character imbued with a love of truth and of his fellow men, and had considerable diplomatic skill. By nature he was an intellectual ascetic whose main interest lay in the study and teaching of Torah. In his time he was regarded as the prototype of the ideal Jew. At the age of 18 he married, moved to Brody, and joined the famous Brody kloiz, studying Talmud with his relative Isaac of Hamburg and Kabbalah with Hayyim Zanzer, who remarked that the young Ezekiel "saw the ma'aseh merkavah". At the age of 21 he was already dayyan of Brody, and at 33 rabbi of Yampol. From there he received a call in 1754 to become rabbi of Prague and the whole of Bohemia, one of the highest positions of that time. His famous proclamation of 1752, whose purpose was to put an end to the notorious Emden –Eybeschuetz controversy, which split the Jewish world into two, helped in no small measure in his obtaining this appointment. His tenure of the Prague rabbinate enabled Landau to give practical effect to his outstanding qualities. It afforded ample scope for his rabbinic and communal activity both in Prague itself and beyond. He acted as judge, teacher, and mentor of the community. In his capacity as rabbi of Bohemia, he represented the Jews before the Austrian government. In his great yeshivah, he taught hundreds of students, the cream of Jewish youth from Austria and surrounding countries. One of his better known students was Abraham Danzig, the author of the Hayyei Adam. Landau was one of the greatest writers of responsa in time. His Noda bi-Yehudah contains some 860 responsa. It has been frequently published with glosses and commentaries by some of the greatest rabbis of succeeding generations. The most important of his other books are Ziyyun le-Nefesh Hayyah (Zelah) on the tractates Pesahim, Berakhot, Bezzah; an edition including all these appeared in 1825, and one on Seder Nezikin with various additions in 1959; Dagul me-Revavah on the Shulhan Arukh; Derushei ha-Zelah; Ahavat Ziyyon, sermons and addresses; all are frequently republished” (Samet, Derovan and Lamed in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, JTS of Am). Ex-library. Some stained pages. Wear to binding. Chipping to cover corners and cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-19) (ID #26743) $175.00.
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  85. Immanuel Jakobovits, Sir; Geulah Bath Yehudah. מחקר השוואתי והיסטורי על יחס הדת היהודית לרפואה : הרפואה והיהדות HA-REFU’AH VEHA-YAHADUT: MEHKAR HA-SHEVATI VE-HISTORI ‘AL YAHAS HA-DAT HA-YEHUDIT LA-REFU’AH. Jerusalem: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1966. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 9, 320 pages. In Hebrew. Series: Sifriyat Ya’akov Mikha’el, targumim va-asupot mi-hokhmat Yisra’el, 17. Added title page: Jewish medical ethics: a comparative and historical study of the Jewish religious attitude to medicine and its practice. Other Titles: Jewish medical ethics. Jakobovitz (1921-1999) was a “rabbi. Jakobovits was born in Koenigsberg, the son of Julius Jakobovits, rabbi of the local Orthodox congregation and later dayyan in Berlin and London. He studied for the rabbinate at Jews’ College and at the Etz Hayyim Yeshivah, London. After serving as minister to a number of London synagogues, in 1949 he became chief rabbi of Dublin and the Jewish communities in the Irish Republic. Jakobovits was rabbi of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue, New York, from 1958 until 1966, when he was appointed chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth, serving until his retirement in 1991. Jakobovits was appointed honorary director of the Center for Jewish Medical Ethics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel, in 1977, and a fellow of University College, London, in 1984. Knighted in 1981, Jakobovits became a peer in 1988. His Jewish Medical Ethics, published in 1959 with a fourth edition in 1977, is regarded as a standard work in the field. His other publications include Jewish Law Faces Modern Problems, Journal of a Rabbi, The Timely and the Timeless, and If Only My People…Zionism in My Life. In 1991 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion” (Saxena in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ of Virginia). Light wear. Very good condition. (Heb-17-5) (ID #26720) $75.00.
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  87. Tishby, Isaiah; Joseph Dan. פרקים נבחרים בצירוף ציונים, ביאורים ומבואות :מבחר ספרות המוסר MIVHAR SIFRUT HA-MUSAR: PERAKIM NIVHARIM BE-TSERUF TSIYUNIM BE'URIM U-MEVO'OT: ME'OT 10-12. Jerusalem: M. Newman. , 1970. Hardcover. , (FT) Large 8vo. Xxiv, 357 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. English title: Hebrew ethical literature: selected texts... Originally designed to be issued in 3 volumes, of which only this volume was published. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Tishby (1908-1992) was a “scholar of Kabbalah, Shabbateanism, ethical Hebrew literature, and Hasidism. Born as Sandor Schwartz in Sanislo, Hungary, Tishby received a traditional rabbinic education but soon became interested in secular literature and scholarly work. He wrote stories, articles, and poems in Hungarian, publishing a collection of Hungarian poems. He settled in Palestine in 1933 and studied at the Hebrew University, joining its department of Hebrew literature in 1951 (professor from 1955). He wrote the article on hasidic thought in the Encyclopaedia Hebraica, which was also published as a separate book—Torat ha-Hasidut ve-Sifrutah (1966). Other studies of his deal with the messianic element in Hasidism, kabbalistic messianism in 16th-century Italy, and the messianic theology of M. H. Luzzatto and his circle. In 1979 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies. ” (Dan, EJ) Ex-library copy. Tape on bottom of spine.Very good condition. (RAB-54-11) (ID #29900) $35.00.
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  89. Abraham Bar Hiyya Savasorda, Solomon Judah Leib Rapoport, Aizik Fraiman. ספר הגיון הנפש SEFER HEGYON HA-NEFESH. Yerushalayim, 1966. (FT) Hardcover, 12mo, lxiii pages, 43 leaves, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sifriyah le-mah Shevet Yisrael. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Added title page: Hegjon ha-nefesch, der Sitten-Buch. Photo-offset of Leipzig, 1860 edition. Rapoport (1790-1867) was a “rabbi and scholar, pioneer of Haskalah and Wissenschaft des Judentums. Rapoport, born in Lemberg, Galicia, received a traditional education and became known for his brilliance as a talmudist. Under the influence of Nachman Krochmal he took an early interest in Haskalah and secular learning, studying classical, Semitic, and modern languages, as well as science... Rapoport was appointed chief rabbi of Prague in 1840, successfully opposing the candidacy of Zevi Hirsch Chajes for the same position. After some youthful efforts at poetry and drama, including a paraphrase of Racine’s Esther entitled She’erit Yehudah, Rapoport turned to Jewish scholarship, publishing articles in Bikkurei ha-Ittim and Kerem Hemed. Dealing with biblical subjects, he considered the Book of Judges a composite work, certain Psalms to be post-Davidic, and some chapters in Isaiah as belonging to a later prophet. His real mark on Jewish scholarship was made in a series of bibliographical studies of the geonic leaders Saadiah, Hai, Hananel b. Hushi’el, Nissim b. Jacob, and Hefez b. Yazliah, and of Eleazar ha-Kallir and Nathan b. Jehiel of Rome, author of the Arukh. These studies illuminated a relatively obscure period of Jewish history and paved the way for later research; moreover, they set a new standard of critical methodology to be applied to the history of rabbinics. In them Rapoport traced the migration of rabbinic scholarship and tradition from Erets Israel through italy to Central and Western Europe, and from Babylonia through North Africa to Spain. Of importance, too, was his Erekh Millin, a talmudic encyclopedia dealing mainly with historical and archaeological aspects of the Talmud. Rapoport also wrote an introduction to Abraham b. Hiyya’s ethical treatise Hegyon ha-Nefesh. Rapoport wrote articles for Abraham Geiger’s Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, Julius Fuerst’s Orient, and Zacharias Frankel’s Zeitschrift fuer die religioesen Interessen des Judentums and became editor of Kerem Hemed. He was in close contact with these and other leading figures of the Wissenschaft des Judentums; Iggerot Shir, ed. By S. E. Graeber; M. S. Ghirondi, Peletat Soferim; and B. Z. Dinaburg-Dinur. Rapoport took a moderate line against radical writers such as Geiger. He strongly opposed the decisions of the Rabbinical Conferences held by the German Reform rabbis, both for the divisive character of the proposed reforms and for the assimilationist tendencies which inspired them, but even so did not exclude the reformers from the Jewish people as long as they considered themselves Jewish. Like Krochmal and Luzzatto, he wanted to see the national character of Judaism preserved. When Frankel’s Darkhei ha-Mishnah was attacked by Samson Raphael Hirsch and others on dogmatic grounds, Rapoport came to his defense” (Mirelman in EJ, 2007). Hinge repair. Some stained pages. Notes on some pages. Bumped cover corners and wear to cover binding edges. Belonged to Yisrael Shalom Yosef Friedman, written inside cover. Othwerise, good condition. (Heb-18-17) (ID #26742) $50.00.
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  91. Bloch, Joseph Leib. שעור־הלכה SHIUR HALOCHO: LECTURE OF RABBI JOSEPH LEIB BLOCH DELIVERED IN THE RABBINICAL COLLEGE IN TELSHE, LITHUANIA. New York: Alumni Of The Rabbinical College Of Telshe, 1943. Wrappers, 8vo, 24 pages. In Hebrew. Translation of title and publisher on back cover. Published by this important refugee organization in New York during the Holocaust. Rabbi Bloch (1860–1930) was a prominent rosh yeshivah in Lithuania, with a special interest in musar. He founded a very successful teachers' seminary, which produced hundreds of educators, and a preparatory school, in which secular studies were taught. This publication is part two of his published ethical essays. (EJ). OCLC lists no copies in libraries worldwide. Small tear to corner on cover, slight yellowing of pages and darkening of cover, otherwise in very good condition. Rare. (Spec-15-8) (ID #30648) $150.00.
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  93. Falaquera, Shem Tov Ben Joseph and David Ottensoser. ספר צרי היגון SEFER TSERI HA-YAGON. Furth, 1854. Hardcover, 12mo, 80 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew; Text in Hebrew and German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Other Titles: Balsam gegen den Kummer. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Some stained paged. Hinge repair. Chipping to edges of cover binding and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-30-3) (ID #27036) $75.00.
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  95. Horowitz, Abraham Ben Shabbetai Sheftel,. ברית אברהם BRIT AVRAHAM. NIKHLAL BO KIME’AT KOL SIFRE MUSAR. Lemberg, Abraham Nissen Suss, 1864. Harcover, 12mo, 1 volume (unpaged). In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) ; Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (UCLA). Bumped and chipped cover corners. Wear to cover. Few stained pages. Lightwear. Good condition. (Heb-30-15) (ID #27971) $135.00.
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  97. Israel Meir, Ha-Kohen. והוא השלמת הספר חפץ חיים .שלשה שערים :שמירת הלשון SHEMIRAT HA-LASHON:. SHELOSHAH SHE’ARIM. VE-HU HASHLAMAT HA-SEFER HAFETS HAYIM. Varsha: Bi-Defus Y. Unterhendler, 1884. (FT) Hardcover, 88 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Edition: Hotsa’ah 3. Contents: Sha’ar 1. Agadot Hazal [‘al] godel ha-sakhar ‘Avur shemirat ha-lashon – sha’ar 2. Kamahatsot. Ekh le-hinatsel me-‘Avon ha-zeh—sha’ar 3. Godel ha-sakhar le-mi she-mekadesh et diburo be-Torah. SUBJECT(S): Gossip. Libel and slander -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Truthfulness and falsehood. Ethics, Jewish – 1750. Kuntres Sefat tamim published as supplement (12 pages) and inserted at end. Other Titles: Kuntres Sefat tamim; Sefat tamim. Ex-library with bookplate. Fragile pages. Hinge repair. Browning to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-40-4) (ID #27896) $40.00.
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  99. Palache (Palaggi) , Hayyim. זהר חדש ZOHAR HADASH. VOLUME 1. Smyrna: No Publisher, 1868. Quarter leather, 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (UCLA). Palache (1788-1869) was born into a distinguished family in Smyrna, where he was a rabbi. He was an av bet din, passing judgments in religious court. While a prolific writer, many of Palache's manuscripts remain unpublished, and some were burned. (EJ) Marbled boards, gilt title on spine. Ex library. Covers rather worn, on loose page, otherwise internally sound, good condition. (HEB-8-18) (ID #26805) $300.00.
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  101. Hai Ben Sherira.. ...עמוקות סודות .ליקוטים מרב האי גאון LIKUTIM ME-RAV HA’I GA’ON: SODOT ‘AMUKOT. ’INYAN HA-MERKAVAH. ’AL ‘ESER SEFIROT. Poland; Warsaw, 1798. (FT) Hardcover, 12mo, 46 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. Hai Ben Sherira (939-1038) was a “gaon of Pumbedita and molder of the halakhah and the most prominent figure of his time. Of his youth nothing is known. From 986 he was the avbet din in the academy of Pumbedita, acting as the deputy to his father Sherira gaon; in this role he left his mark upon the mode of studies and general orientation of the academy. According to some, he had a share in composing the Iggeret Rav Sherira. Some time after he and his father had been released from prison, where they had been kept on a false charge, he became the gaon of Pumbedita, while his father was still alive, a position which he held for 40 years. Although his position had been vied for by Samuel b. Hophni the latter withdrew his claim to the gaonate when Hai married his daughter. Students came to Hai’s academy from Byzantium and from western Christian countries, from where queries were also sent to Hai. His ties with Spain and his influence upon Samuel ha-Nagid in particular are well known. Aside from his preeminence in rabbinic knowledge, he was well acquainted with the Persian and Arabic languages and with Arabic literature. While he permitted children to be taught Arabic writing and arithmetic, he warned against the study of philosophy. He criticized his father-in-law, Samuel b. Hophni, “and others like him, who frequently read the works of non-Jews. ” Hai occupies a central position in the history of the halakhah. Later generations regarded him as the supreme authority, declaring that “he, more than all the geonim, propagated the Torah in Israel … both in the east and in the west. … No one among his predecessors can be compared to him, who was the last of the geonim. ” The measure of his influence and the volume of his responsa, decisions, and comments can be gauged from the fact that approximately a third of all extant geonic responsaare his. In his writings Hai set out in detail his approach to the principles of faith and to the requirements of community leadership. In his piyyutim he expressed with much bitterness his sense of living in exile from Erez Israel. He was a mystic, who ascribed sanctity to the heikhalot literature, believing that whoever studied it in holiness and purity could ascend to the world of the angels and of the divine chariot...Hai drew special attention to the duty of the dayyanim to guide and admonish the people, to take responsibility for people's conduct and to be accountable for their sins. He demanded that strong measures be taken against dissenters and thieves, and under certain circumstances even permitted recourse to Jewish courts of law. He was opposed to the absolute annulment of vows on the eve of the Day of Atonement, his formulation of the Kol Nidrei prayer being: “Of all vows… which we have vowed… and have omitted to fulfill either through neglect or under constraint we pray that the Lord of heaven may absolve and pardon us. ” He adopted a tolerant attitude towards traditional local liturgical practices, but was opposed to delving into the reasons for them, insisting on “the observance of institutions introduced by those superior to our generations in learning and in caliber”. He retained his physical and mental energies to the end. At the age of 99, a few months before his death, he replied with remarkable vigor to questions submitted to him. After his death, Samuel ha-Nagid eulogized him, saying: “During his lifetime he acquired all the choicest wisdom, ” and though “he left no child, he has, in every land, both east and west, children whom he reared in the Torah”. Of Hai’s works the following are extant: (1) fragments of the Arabic original of Sefer Shevu’ot, and a Hebrew rendering by an unknown translator of the entire work entitled Mishpetei Shevu’ot; (2) fragments of the Arabic original of Sefer ha-Mikkah ve-ha-Mimkar. This, his chief literary production, was translated into Hebrew by Isaac Al-Bargeloni, and another version is extant in manuscript; (3) Sefer ha-Shetarot, containing the texts of various documents, such as a ketubbah, a get, etc. Fragments of Hai’s commentary on several tractates of the Babylonian Talmud have also been preserved. The ascription of certain other works to Hai has, in recent years, been rejected. (4) Hai wrote numerous responsa. In 1986, T. Groner published a complete bibliography of Hai’s responsa and his other works as well. (5) To aid the study of Arabic, Hai wrote Kitab Al-Hawi, a comprehensive Hebrew/Aramaic-Arabic anagrammatic dictionary. It was very popular and in use through the end of the 13th century. A. Maman published 10 of the 32 folios of the dictionary. Only three folios had been previously published. The rest was extant only in manuscript” (Ben-Sasson, Levinger, Derovan in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, YU, Harvard). Very good condition. (Heb-40-19) (ID #27911) $300.00.
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  103. Libowitz, Nehemiah Samuel. פניני הזהר : המשלים והפתגמים PENINE HA-ZOHAR, HA-MESHALIM VEHA-PITGAMIM. Jerusalem: Darom, 1931. (FT) Hardcover, 3 volumes in 1, 8vo, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Proverbs, Hebrew. Zohar. Selections. Libowitz (1862–1939) , was a “writer on Jewish subjects. Born in Kolno, Poland, he immigrated to America in 1881. He traded in precious stones and was so successful that he could afford to print over 20 books in limited editions. He corresponded with eminent Jewish scholars including Israel Davidson, to whom he wrote 107 letters, which he later published himself in 1933. His works include Peni'el (1914) , a collection from Jewish literature on the subject of death; Ha-Mavet be-Fanim So’akot (1917) ; Sefer Sha'ashu'im (1927) ; and Ha-Shome'a Yitsak (1907) , sharp-witted jokes and original interpretations of the rabbis and from the Middle Ages; Judah Aryeh Modena bi-Demuto ve-‘Ivyono (1896) ; Kitvei ha-Rav Yehudah Aryeh mi-Modena (1936) ; and Doresh Reshumot ha-Aggadah (1893, 19202, 19293) , explanations of several aggadot of the Talmud. He also edited and published Ohar ha-Hokhmah ve-ha-Madda (1897) , in collaboration with Jacob Reifmann, Moses Reicherson, Solomon Rabin, and others. In several of his works he violently polemized against such scholars as R. Isaac Hirsch Weiss, Ze'ev Schorr, Radkinson, Saul Tchernichowsky, and Joseph Klausner. He immigrated to Palestine in 1927, but his longing for his children took him back to America” (Rabinowitz in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to binding. Spine repair. Chipping to corners and edges of cover. Good condition. (Rab-48-4) (ID #26972) $85.00.
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  105. Molin, Yaacov. ספר מהרי״ל : מנהגי קהילות SEFER MAHARIL: MINHAGE KEHILOT ASHKENAZ. Warsaw: Y. Lebenzon. , 1874. Cloth. , (FT) 8vo. 88 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism - customs and practices; Commandments (Judaism). OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Covers a little edgeworn, pages tanned, front hinge repaired, good condition. (RAB-21-19) (ID #21743) $60.00.
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  107. Abraham Ben Nathan, Ha-Yarhi. ספר המנהיג SEFER HA-MANHIG [RULINGS AND CUSTOMS] (COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES). Jerusalem, Mosad Harav Kook [Mosad Ha-Ruv Kuk], 1978. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 2 Volumes 86, 790 pages. [8] leaves of plates. Illus. 28 cm. In Hebrew. On English title page: “Published according to the Oxford MS with additions and variants in the New York and Vatican MSS and the Constantinople edition with introduction, indication of sources, parallels, notes and explanations by Yitzhak Raphael. ” SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800. Front hinge starting on volume two, otherwise nice clean copies in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-3) (ID #28366) $100.00.
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  109. Zidkiyahu Figlio Di Abraham, Ha-Rofè. ספר שבלי הלקט. החלק השני SEFER SHIBOLE HA-LEKET: HA-HELEK HA-SHENI (only). Jerusalem, MacHon [Mekhon] Jerusalem, 1987. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 99, 254, [2] pages. 28 cm. In Hebrew with added title page and introduction in Italian. Title translates to English as, “. ” Series: “I Libri di Legge Ebraica Degli Antichi Rabbini Italiani” [The Jewish Law Books Of Ancient Italian Rabbis]. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Added Italian title page: “Shibboley hal-leket (Parte Seconda). ” Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, p. 250-251) and indexes. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-1) (ID #28364) $50.00.
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  111. Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham; Havlin, Shlomo [Shelomoh] Zalman. תשובות שאלות להרשב״א : דפוס ראשון, רומא ר״ל לערך TESHUVOT SHE’ELOT LEHA-RASHBA: DEFUS RISHON, ROMA R.L. LE-`EREKH. Jerusalem, Jewish National & University Library Press, 1976. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 44, [320] pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Limited Edition #250 of 550. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Added title page: “Teshuvot sheelot lehaRashba: Responsa of R. Solomon ben Abraham Adret. First Edition, Rome CA. 1470.” Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (BIBLIOG-25-14) (ID #30060) $55.00.
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  113. Laiter, Zeev Volf. שאלות ותשובות רבנו יצחק אלפסי ז״ל SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT RABENU YITSH AK ALFASI. [RESPONSA OF R. ISAAC BEN JACOB ALFASI]. Pitttsburg, PA, U. S. A, Maimonides Institute, 1954. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 174, [1] pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew with brief English foreword. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Baruch Bokser’s copy. Subtitle: “Reprinted from the first edition, Leghorn, 1781 with annotations and references to Geonic, early and later halakic literature. ” Hinges starting, otherwise Very Good condition. (BIBLIOG-25-13) (ID #30059) $50.00.
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  115. Satz, Yitzchok. שאלות ותשובות מהרי״ל SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT MAHARIL: RESPONSA OF RABBI YAACOV MOLIN-MAHARIL. Jerusalem, Mifal Torath Chachmey Ashkenaz, 1979. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 46, 390 pages. Facsims. 25 ccm. In Hebrew. “Revised and corrected with additions according to previous editions and various manuscripts with introduction, references, notes and commentaries. ” – English Title Page. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Baruch Bokser’s copy. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-25-16) (ID #30062) $125.00.
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  117. Satz, Yitzchok. שו״ת מהרי״ל החדשות SHUT MAHARIL HA-HADASHOT: NEW RESPONSA OF RABBI YAACOV MOLIN-MAHARIL. Jerusalem, Mifal Torath Chachmey Ashkenaz, 1972. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 38, 388 ppages. Facsims. 25 cm. In Hebrew. “Published for the first time from various manuscripts with added references and commentaries. ” – English Title Page. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Baruch Bokser’s copy. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (BIBLIOG-25-15) (ID #30061) $125.00.
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  119. Sigel, Yehoshu’a. שאלות ותשובות אזני יהושע. חלק א׳ SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT OZNE YEHOSHUA’ HELEK 1. Yerushalayim: Moriyah, Shehnboim Et Vais, 1914. (FT) Hardcover, folio, 236 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1800-1900. No more published? OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Missing front cover. Repair to spine. Pages brittle. Corners and edges chipped. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-29-1) (ID #26957) $50.00.
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  121. Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. שולחן ערוך: מטור יורה דעה SHULHAN ARUKH MI-TUR YOREH DE’AH. Amsterdam: No Publisher, 1760. (FT) Rebound in modern cloth, 8vo. , [5] p. , 285 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Responsibility: ‘Im hidushe...Mosheh Iserles´ ; ve-‘Im Be'er ha-golah ; ve-‘Im Ba'er hetev ve-hu perush. Yehuda Ashkenazi Dayan ben Shimon. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, Stanford, Harvard). Very good condition. (DREYFUS-4-3) (ID #28578) $300.00.
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  123. Auerbach, Menahem Nathan; Auerbach, Isaac Ben Menahem Nathan; Kook, Abraham Isaac. אורח נאמן : על שלחן ערוך אורח חיים ORAH NE’EMAN, AL SHULHAN ARUKH ORAH HAYIM VOL 3 (OF 3). Yerushalayim, Hotsa’at Va’ad Keren Ha-Torah, 1924-1926. (FT) Hardcover, folio, 161 leaves, 322 pages, issued as 3 volumes bound in 2, this is the thus the last part only. 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Orah hayim -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Edgewear, Good condition. (Heb-43-6) (ID #28030) $50.00.
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  125. Berdugo, Refa’el. ספר תורות אמת SEFER TOROT EMET. Yerushalayim: Sh. Mashash, 1992. (FT) Hardcover, Folio, 144 leaves (288 pages) , 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Shulhan ‘arukh. Cover title. “Hibur nifla ‘al 4 h. Ha-Sh. ‘a. ”--Original title page. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Torot emet. Hinge repair. Wear to spine. Bumped cover corners and edges. Good condition. (Heb-30-12) (ID #27045) $50.00.
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  127. Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. ספר תורת כהנים שלחן ערוך חשן משפט : עם הביאורים מאירת עינים ושפתי כהן...טורי זהב SEFER TORAT KOHANIM SHULHAN ‘ARUKH HOSHEN MISHPAT ‘IM HA-BE’URIM ME’IRAT ‘ENAYIM VE-SIFTE KOHEN. TURE ZAHAV. Zitomir: Hanina Lipa Ve-Yehoshu’a Heshel Shapira, 1856. (FT) Hardcover, folio, one of two volumes, 556, 25 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. “All Hebrew printing presses in the Russian Pale of Settlement were closed down in 1836, except for two that the Russian authorities granted a license to print books: one in Vilna and the other in Zhitomir (the press in Warsaw was also permitted). The “presses decree” was abolished only in 1862. In 1845, Anina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Yehoshu‘a Heshel Shapira (sons of the brothers from Slavuta) leased the Zhitomir press, and in 1847 they began to issue books. Observing the family tradition, they refused to print texts of secular knowledge and specialized in religious books, including volumes of Kabbalah and Hasidism” (Yivo Encyclopedia, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Jewish law. Named Person: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Cambridge, JTS). Ex-library with usual markings. Repair to spine. Wear to spine. Bumped cover corners and edges. Wear to binding. Light staining on pages. (Heb-23-5) (ID #26796) $250.00.
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  129. Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. שלחן ערוך מטור אבן העזר SHULHAN ‘ARUKH MI-TUR EVEN HA-‘EZER.. No date (18th century?) Hardcover, 8vo, 2, 372 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Named Person: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-‘ezer. Note(s): “Nidpas shenit be-tosefet hagahah meduyeket. ” Missing title page. Wear to binding. Repair to spine. Bumped page corners and edges. (Heb-31-8) (ID #28002) $30.00.
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  131. Mosheh Yitshak Avigdor and Israel Shalom Shmulewitz. ספר גליוני קדש : ונלוה אליו קונטרס הדרת קודש SEFER GILYONE KODESH: VE-NILVEH ELAV KUNTRES HADRAT KODESH (VOLUME 2 ONLY). New York: Yatsa Le-Or... ‘al Yede... Yisra’el Shalom Shmulavits Veha-Mevi Le-Vet Ha-Defus Yosef Botah, 1908. (FT) Hardcover, 2nd volume, 12mo, 147 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hadran. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Shulhan ‘arukh. Talmud -- Commentaries. Karp coll. Other Titles: Gilyone kodesh; Hadrat kodesh; Kuntres hadrat kodesh. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Front cover and front page not attached to binding. Browning to some pages. Tear to binder hinge. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-40-18) (ID #27910) $40.00.
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  133. Francus, Israel. תלמוד ירושלמי מסכת ביצה TALMUD YERUSHALMI MASEKHET BETSAH. [TALMUD YERUSHALMI TRACTATE BETZAH]. New York, Jewish Theological Press, 1995. (FT) Hardcover. 4to. 264 pages. 29 cm. In Hebrew. ISBN: 9654560127. SUBJECT(S): Talmud Yerushalmi. Bezah -- Commentaries. New Condition. (JTS-1-34) (ID #28244) $27.00.
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  135. Hyman, Hillel. ספר הלכות הרי״ף : על מסכת פסח ראשון (פסחים, פרקים א־ד, י ALFASI: TRACTATE PESAHIM ACCORDING TO THE FIRST PRINTED EDITION = SEFER HILKHOT HA-RIF: `AL MASEKHET PESAH RISHON (PESAHIM, PERAKIM 1-4, 10). New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. 1990, 1990. (FT) Hardcover. Large 8vo. 500 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew. ISBN: 0873340566. SUBJECT(S): Named Person: Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob, 1013-1103. Pesahim. Perek 1-4. Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob, 1013-1103. Pesahim. Perek 10. Title Subject: Talmud. Pesahim I-IV -- Commentaries. Talmud. Pesahim X -- Commentaries. (JTS-1-4) (ID #28216) $27.00.
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  137. Lieberman, Saul.תוספת ראשונים : פירוש מיוסד על כתבי יד התוספתא וספרי ראשונים ומדרשים בכתבי יד ודפוסים ישנים TOSEFET RISHONIM: PERUSH: MEYUSAD `AL KITVE YAD HA-TOSEFTA VE-SIFRE RISHONIM U-MIDRASHIM BE-KHITVE YAD U-DEFUSIM YESHANIM. . [TOSEFETH RISHONIM: A COMMENTARY BASED ON MANUSCRIPTS OF THE TOSEFTA AND WORKS OF THE RISHONIM AND MIDRASHIM IN MANUSCRIPTS AND RARE EDITIONS]. New York, Jewish Theological Press, 1999. (FT) Four volumes in 2 books. Large 8vo. 310; [4], 196 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew with added title page in English. CONTENTS: Helek 1-2. Seder Zera`im, Mo`ed, Nashim, Nezikin, Kedashim -- Helek 3-4. Seder Tohorot. ISBN: 9654560275 (v.1-2) , 9654560283 (v.3-4). SUBJECT(S): Tosefta -- Commentaries. New Condition. (JTS-1-35) (ID #28245) $100.00.
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  139. Benveniste, Hayyim Ben Israel,. ספר כנסת הגדולה : חלק אבן העזר SEFER KENESET HA-GEDOLAH: HELEK EVEN HA-‘EZER. Lvov: Bi-Defus Ha-Shutafim Z. L. Fleker, A. Z. Salat, S. Goldberg, Y. A. Shtand, 1861. (FT) Hardcover, folio, 107 leaves (214 pages) , 40 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Jacob ben Asher, ca. 1269-ca. 1340. Even ha-‘ezer -- Commentaries. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Bet Yosef. Even ha-‘ezer -- Commentaries. Running title: Keneset ha-gedolah. Added title from title page: Knesses hagdola. Other Titles: Keneset ha-gedolah; Knesses hagdola. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTS of AM, YU, Spertus, Cambridge). Stained pages. Chipping to cover spine and corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-36-1) (ID #27608) $100.00.
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  141. Isaac Ben Aaron, Of Karlin.קרן אורה : והוא חדושי הלכות על מסכת זבחים ומעילה KEREN ORAH: VE-HU HIDUSHE HALAKHOT ‘AL MASEKHET ZEVAHIM U-ME’ILAH. Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom, 1857. (FT) Hardcover, folio, 168 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud. Zevahim -- Commentaries. Talmud. Me’ilah -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Bumped corners. Light staining to pages. (Hasid-9-18) (ID #27941) $150.00.
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  143. Isaac Ben Aaron, Of Karlin. קרן אורה :‏ ‏והוא חדושי הלכות על מסכת יבמות והוריות KEREN ORAH: VE-HU HIDUSHE HALAKHOT AL MASEKHET YEVAMOT VE-HORAYOT. Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom, 1851. Hardcover, folio, 4, 184 pages, 39 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Title Subject: Talmud. Yevamot -- Commentaries. Talmud. Horayot -- Commentaries. Bound with: Nahalat Yehoshua. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Wear to edges of cover. Staining to pages. Bumped corners. (Hasid-9-16) (ID #27939) $100.00.
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  145. Malbim, Meir Loeb Ben Jehiel Michael. אסתר : עם תרגום אשכנזי: ונלוה עליו באור חדש ESTER: IM TARGUM ASHKENAZI: VE-NILVEH ALAV BEUR HADASH. Bresloi: Bi-Defus Hirsh Zultsbakh, 1845. (FT) Later cloth, 12mo, 14, 108 pages. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Esther. Hebrew. 1845. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union, Bar Ilan, Nat Libr of Israel) , only 1 in the US. Wear and staining to pages. Wear to cover binding. Chipping to cover edges. Wear to outer cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-12). (ID #26927) $150.00.
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  147. Mosheh Ben Gershon and Jacob Ben Joseph Ben Jawb. תהילים עם ספר משפט צדק [PSALMS]TEHILIM: ‘IM SEFER MISHPAT TSEDEK. Wien: Nidpas A. Y. Meshulam Hiller Mi-Tshernovits, 1856. (FT) Hardcover, half leather, 8vo, 187 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Prayers for various occasions at beginning of volume. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1856.; Mishpat tsedek; Naveh tehilah. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NYPL). Stained pages. Wear to cover binding. Bumped corners. Repair to title page. Wear to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-1A) (ID #26936) $150.00.
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  149. Pelig, Rachamim Nisim Yitzhak Ben Chaim.תלמוד יפה ספר SEFER YAFEH TALMUD. 1890, 1890. (ft) Hardcover, folio, 212 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud Bavli -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, Tel Aviv University). Repair to spine. Front hinge repair. Yellowing of pages. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. (Heb-33-12) (ID #28032) $100.00.
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  151. Brill, Yehiel, Maimonides, Moses, Joseph Ben Meir Ibn Zabara, Roquemartine, David. חוברת יין לבנון HOVERET YEN LEVANON. Paris, Y. Bril, 1866. (FT) Hardcover, 3 parts in 1 volume, 21, 24, 40 pages, folded illustration, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud. Rosh ha-Shanah -- Commentaries. Title also in French: Jen Libanon: 3 manuscrits inedtis [sic]. Contains Zekhut adam by David Maroka Martika and Sefer Sha’shu’im by Yosef Zabara. Brill, Jeheil (1836–1886) , was a “pioneer of the Hebrew press in Palestine. Brill left his native Russia in the late 1850s, and after much wandering went to Erez Israel. Together with Joel Moses Salomon and Michael Cohen he established Jerusalem's second Hebrew printing press, and began publishing the monthly Ha-Levanon, the first Hebrew periodical to appear in Palestine. A year later the publication was suspended and Brill went to Paris. There he revived his paper in 1865, first as a biweekly and later as a weekly. After the Franco-Prussian War he moved to Mainz, where he established a Hebrew printing press and published Ha-Levanon as a Hebrew supplement to Der Israelit, the Orthodox German weekly. During his stay in Paris and Mainz, he published several medieval Hebrew manuscripts: Yein Levanon (1866, three manuscripts, including one of Maimonides, on tractate Rosh ha-Shanah) ; R. Hananel's commentary on tractate Pesahim (1868) ; Sefer Iggerot by R. Meir ha-Levi Abulafia (1871) , and Be’er ha-Golah (1877) ” (Kressel and Elokish in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Repair to spine. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-19-5) (ID #26753) $150.00.
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  153. Landa, Yishaq Eliyyahu. MEKILTA: IM BEUR BERURE HAM-MIDDOT LE-VAER DIVREHEM WE-AL MASUY HAM-MIDDOT LE-HAVIN MELISAT HAM-MIQRA. Wilna: Bi-Defus Menahem Man We-Simha Zaimel, 1844. Hardover, 12mo, 136 pages. In Hebrew. Parallelt: Mechilta. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin, ULB Sachsen Anhalt, Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam) Spine repair. Minor staining to pages. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-19-2) (ID #26750) $175.00.
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  155. ציונים: קובץ לזכרונו של י. נ. שמחוני ז״ל TSIYUNIM: KOVETS LE-ZIKHRONO SHEL Y. N. SIMHONI ZAL. Berlin, Eshkol, 1928. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 227 pages. Ill. 27 cm. In Hebrew. “Simchoni (1884–1926) was a Polish scholar, historian, and translator. His scholarly interests extended over a wide area, including history, archaeology, linguistics, and philosophy. ” (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Hebrew literature, Medieval -- History and criticism. Piyutim. Simchoni, Jacob Naftali Hertz, 1884-1926. Includes bibliographical references. Tape along spine. Otherwise, Very good condition. (FEST-1-99) (ID #27365) $35.00.
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  157. Shakhevits, Boaz and Menahem Peri, editors. ספר היובל לשמעון הלקין SEFER HA-YOVEL LE-SHIM`ON HALKIN: BE-MAL'OT LO SHIV`IM VE-HAMESH SHANIM/ SIMON HALKIN JUBILEE VOLUME. Jerusalem, R. Mas, 1975. (FT) Original publisher's cloth. Royal 8vo. 846 pages. In Hebrew. "Halkin (1898–1987) was a Hebrew poet, novelist, and educator. In his works, metaphysical flights coalesce with earthly desires. " (EJ) Twenty-six articles divided into five sections. I: "Simon Halkin, the Man and His work. " II: "On Halkin's Poetry and Prose. " III: "Studies in Post-Biblical, Medieval and Renaissance Hebrew Literature. " IV: "Aspects of Modern Hebrew Literature. " V: "On some Classics of World Literature. " Very good condition. (FEST-1-2) (ID #27239) $35.00.
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  159. Roth, Joel and Menahem Schmelzer, Yaacov Francus. editors. תפארת לישראל: ספר היובל לכבוד ישראל פרנצוס ספר היובל לכבוד ישראל פרנצוס TIFERET LE-YISRAEL, A JUBILEE VOLUME IN HONOR OF ISRAEL FRANCUS. New York, The Jewish Theological Seminary, 2009. (FT) Cloth. Large 8vo. Xi, 220, 311, 7 pages. Port. 25 cm. In Hebrew and English. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Univ. Of Scranton, National Library of Israel). New Condition. (JTS-1-1) (ID #28213) $30.00.
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  161. Alon, Gedalia; Menahem Dorman; Shemuel Safrai; Menahem Stern. ספר זכרון לגדליהו אלון: מחקרים בתולדות ישראל ובלשון העברית SEFER ZIKARON LI-GEDALYAHU ALON: MEHKARIM BE-TOLDOT YISRAEL UVA-LASHON HA-'IVRIT. Tel Aviv, Ha-Kibuts Ha-Meuhad, 1970. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 294 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. First Edition. English title: “In memory of Gedaliahu Alon: essays in Jewish History and Philology; Essays in Jewish History and Philology. ” CONTENTS: Problems in the history of the Hebrew language, by J. Blau. – With respect to names of God of the Patriarchs, by that. Yibin. - Kane Area, by on. Oppenheimer. - Shimon Ben - Space Viennese King, by J. Efron. - Pharisees, Sadducees and finish Interpretation of Nahum, by Wednesday. Flusser. - Address Strabon the Jews, by date. Stern. - Citizenship status of Jews in Kirin, by that. Applebaum. - new respects the problem of status and actions of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai after the destruction, by that. Safrai. - six words a great chorus, by Lieberman. - Juan Ramirez, Maiordomos of Cardinal Francisco Jimenez enough Cisneros, by H. Beianart. - Lines spiritual and social worldview of Achroniston late medieval Jews, by Ah. Ah. Ben-Sasson. - Bibliography of the Writings of Gedaliah Alon. SUBJECT(S): Jews - history; Hebrew language; Alon, Gedalia - bibliography. Very good condition. (FEST-1-72) (ID #27404) $100.00.
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  163. Carmilly, Moshe and Hayim Leaf. editors. ספר זכרון לשמואל בלקין SEFER ZIKARON LI-SHEMUEL BELKIN. New York, Yeshiva University, 1981. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 280 pages port. 24 cm. In Hebrew with additional Table of Contents in English. Title translates to English as, “Samuel Belkin Memorial Volume. ” “Belkin (1911–1976) was a U. S. Rabbi, educator and an authority on Jewish law and Hellenistic literature, especially Philo and early Midrashic sources, published many scholarly studies. As an educator, Belkin stressed that "Torah is the source from which all human obligations spring. " He especially enunciated the religious philosophy of Judaism as reflected in the halakhah. To him its basic principles are the sovereignty of God and the sacredness of the individual. Though recognized as a modernist Orthodox spokesman, Belkin generally maintained rapport with all groups in Judaism, promoting the unity of peoplehood. ” (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History. Jews -- History. Belkin, Samuel. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Includes bibliographies. CONTENTS: Norman Lamm: Sage & Saint in the Writings of Maimonides; Gershon Churgin: Prof. H. A. Wolfson-His Contribution to the History of Philosophy; Aron Rabinowitz: Concept of the 'Unconscious' in the 'Mussar' Movement; Joshua Finkel: Explication of Chapter XVI in Ezekiel; Moshe Carmilly-Weinberger: Censored Commentary of R. Shlomo Ben Atyah to the Psalms; Menachem Brayer: Agadic Literature & Esoteric Explanations in the Aramaic Translations of the Torah Ascribed to Jonathan ben Uziel; Bialik Lerner: Newly Discovered Homilies for Tishah B'Av; Meir Havazelet: Midrashic Sources to R. Zeharyah HaRophe's 'HeHaphez'; Israel Lerner: Obadiah Bertinoro's Commentary & the Cairo Genizah; Irving Agus: Sepher Hasidim on the Teachers of the Talmud & Their Disciples in the 15th Century German- Jewish Society; Sidney Hoenig: Messianic Visions in the Book of 'Brith Damesek' (Covenant of Damascus) & Their Relation to the Apocalyptic Work 'Aliyath Moshe'; Asher Siev: Spiritual Profile of R. Moshe Isserles; Shlomo Eidelberg: 2 Court-Jews in Germany in the Medieval Period; Mayer Herskowics: A Responsa by R. Shlomo Kluger & Its Historical Background; Moshe Sokolow: Paradise & Purgatory in the Islamic Legends & Their Relation to the Talmud & Midrashic Literature; Yitzchak Sabban: Piyyut by R. Isaac Ibn Ghayyat; Noah Rosenbloom: Ahad Ha-Am's Views on the Period of the Second Temple & the Middle Ages; Hayim Leaf: Contribution of Dr. Pinkhos Churgin to the Topical Hebrew Literature in America. Very good condition. (FEST-1-74) (ID #27406) $45.00.
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  165. Gilath, Itzchak D. , Howard Levine and Zvi Meir Rabinowitz. editors. עיונים בספרות חז"ל במקרא ובתולדות ישראל: מוקדש לפרופ' עזרא ציון מלמד`IYUNIM BE-SIFRUT HAZAL, BA-MIKRA’ UVE-TOLDOT YISRA’EL: MUKDASH LE-PROF. `EZRA’ TSION MELAMED. Ramat-Gan, Hotsa’at Universitat Bar-’ilan, 1982. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 397 pages. [3] pages of plates. Ill. Port. 25 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page: “Studies in Rabbinic Literature, Bible, and Jewish History. “Melamed (1903–1994) was an Israel talmudic scholar and philologist. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1987 for Torah literature and commentary on the sources. Because of his involvement with the Persian and other Oriental communities (whom he served as honorary rabbi) and his familiarity with their traditions of custom and language, Melamed served as an important source on such community traditions. ” (EJ). SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Melamed, Ezra Zion. Jews -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST-1-94).xx (ID #27360) $100.00.
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  167. Hirschberg, H. Z. editor. ספר ח״מ שפירא תרס״ב־תש״ל SEFER H. M. SHAPIRA 662-730. [MEMORIAL TO H.M. SHAPIRO (1902-1970) ] 2 VOLUMES. Ramat-Gan, Bar Ilan University, Department Of Hebrew And Semitic Studies, 1972. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. Large 8vo. Liii, 548, clxvi, 254 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew with additional title page and summaries in English. Series: Bar Ilan, sefer ha-shanah le-mada`e ha-Yahadut veha-ruah shel Universitah Bar-Ilan, 9 & 10. CONTENTS: Volume 1 – Studies in Judaica and the Humanities; Volume 2 – Volume in Social Sciences. Some articles in English with Hebrew abstracts. SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature. Judaism. Shapira, Hayyim Moshe, 1902-1970. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Very good condition in GOOD+ jackets. (FEST-1-55). Xxx (ID #27293) $50.00.
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  169. Kasher, Menahem, editor. ספר היובל לכבוד הרב דר. אליהו יונג : למלאת לו שבעים שנה THE LEO JUNG JUBILEE VOLUME: ESSAYS IN HIS HONOR ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, 5722, 1962 = SEFER HA-YOVEL LI-KHEVOD HA-RAV DR. ELIYAHU YUNG. New York, The Jewish Center, 1962. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo/ 242, 258 pages. Ill. Port. Facs. 24 cm. In English and Hebrew (each section with unique material). “Jung (1892–1987) was a U. S. Orthodox rabbi born in Ungarisch-Brod (Uhersky-Brod) , Moravia. A noted writer and editor, Jung started the Jewish Library in 1928 and edited eight volumes. ” (EJ) English articles include: "Leo Jung, " Nima H. Adlerblum,. "A Word of Thanks, " Herman Woul, "The Two-fold Tetragrammaton of the Thirteen Attributes, " Eliezer Berkovits, "The Prayer Book of Maimonides, " Jacob I. Dienstag, "The Distinictiveness of Maimonides' Halakhah, " Isidore Epstein, "The Alexandrian Tradition and the Midrash Ha-Ne'elam, " Joshua Finkel, "The Religion of Sympathy, " Abraham J. Heschel, "The Antonin Genizah in the Saltyakov-Schedrin Public Library in Leningrad, " Abraham I. Katsh, "The Neuendorf Haggadah, " Bruno Kisch, "From the Early Years of the Swiss Rabbinate, " Guido Kisch, "Two Versions of 'Synthesis, '" Norman Lamm, "The Mishnah as Viewed by the Amoraim, " Samuel K. Mirsky, "L'Histiographie Juive, " E. Munk, "The 'Time Lag' of Halakhah, " Louis Rabinowitz, " "The Motif of Freedom in the Sabbath, " Leonard Rosenfeld, "The Religious Nature of the Zealots, " Cecil Roth, "Meta-Halakhic Propositions, " Walther S. Wurzburger, "The Significance of the Statement 'We are not acquainted any more' as Echoed in Rabbinic Literature, " H. J. Zimmels. Plus 25 articles in Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Includes bibliographical references. "Bibliography of the writings of Rabbi Leo Jung": pages 239-242. Very good condition. (FEST-1-43).xx (ID #27281) $30.00.
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  171. Kutscher, Edward. editor. ספר זיכרון לחנוך ילון SEFER ZIKARON LE-HANOKH YALON. Ramat-Gan, Bar - Ilan University, Department Of Hebrew And Semitic Studies, 1974. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 567, xxxiii pages. 1 leaf of plates, port. 25 cm. In Hebrew with English summaries. Series: Mehkere Bar-Ilan, 2. “Yalon (1886–1970) was a Hebrew linguist whose achievements as an innovator in the field of research on the Hebrew language were considerable. His studies cover all periods of the history of the Hebrew language: the Bible, mishnaic Hebrew, piyyut, medieval grammarians, Hebrew poetry in Spain, rabbinical Hebrew, grammarians of more recent centuries, and the Haskalah literature down to the contemporary spoken language. ” (EJ) CONTENTS: Avineri, E. Aramaic dialect story of the Jews Zako. - Blow, J. Studies in the theory of nicknames (including the advisory) and Semitic. - Ben - Haim, M. Values of words (b). - Bergegreene, N. Smart language inquiries. - Greenfield, H. J. Law studies in terms of Nabatean tomb inscriptions. - Hahnemann, C. As tradition dictated the dotted Safra (as Roman 66). - Yibin, Y. Traditional connection section Babylonian Targum Onkelos Bible. - Kosher, Vol. Does every sentence have a deep performance rod? Issue of language pragmatics and Mishnaic today. - Lonstam, S. A. How far the reach of literature Ugaritic parallels? - Morag, S. Wrote - a Yemeni Babylonian Hand Book of Daniel. - Heritage, from. Ahbriitut are in Hebrew, without a smart tongue. - Mirsky, A. Recommended ways of Yossi Ben - Yossi. - Tannery, R. Two subsections of the repository: Greetings A, a - c, a, a wig d, c - and, c. - Melamed, E. Czech. Seventh mask (by YY clips archiving). Sedan, R. This is a subject mask and tools. - Fleischer, H. Solving of some problems - the basis of classical Ahkedushta structure. - Qadri, M. Czech. Syntactic test - to determine the boundaries of Simantit Hebrew periods (from anywhere). Rabinowitz, Z. M. Jerusalem remains from the Geniza. - Artzahevi, Y. Whole language and grammar Shabazi singing. - Wand, S. Lack of conflict between clenched dreamer and violet develop (Babylonian pronunciation handwritten). Lieberman, S. Editor's Note. - Elhanani, H. A. Enoch Yellin. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew philology. Semitic languages. Hebraika. Yalon, Henoch, 1886-1970. -- Bibliography. Qumrantexte. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition in GOOD+ jacket. (FEST-1-56) (ID #27294) $35.00.
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  173. Lieberman, Saul. מחקרים בספרות התלמודית : יום עיון לרגל מלאת שמונים שנה לשאול ליברמן,ח׳־ט׳ בסיון תשל״ח MEHKARIM BA-SIFRUT HA-TALMUDIT: YOM `IYUN LE-REGEL MELOT SHEMONIM SHANAH LE-SHAUL LIBERMAN, 8-9 BE-SIVAN 738. Jerusalem, Israel Academy Of Sciences, 1983. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 227 pages. [2] pages of plates. Ill. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Kitve ha-Akademyah ha-leumit ha-Yisreelit le-mada`im, ha-Hativah le-mada`e-ha-ruah. “Lieberman (1898–1983) was a [Belorussian] talmudic scholar. Combining vast erudition in all fields of talmudic and rabbinic literature with a penetrating knowledge of the classical world, Lieberman opened new pathways to the understanding of the life, institutions, beliefs, and literary products of Jewish Palestine in the talmudic period. ” (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Congresses. Added English Title Page: “Researches in Talmudic Literature. ” Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST-1-66) (ID #27398) $125.00.
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  175. Melamed, Ezra Zion. ספר זכרון לבנימין דה־פריס: קובץ מחקרים של חבריו ותלמידיו SEFER ZIKARON LE-VINYAMIN DEH-FRIS: KOVETS MEHKARIM SHEL HAVERAV VE-TALMIDAV. Jerusalem: Tel Aviv University Research Authority and Stichting Fronika Sanders Fonds. , 1968. Hardcover. , Large 8vo. 8, 342 pages. Illustrated with photograph and facsimiles. In Hebrew with English forward. First edition. English title: Benjamin De Vries memorial volume: studies presented by colleagues and pupils. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinical literature; De Vries, Benjamin, 1905-1966. CONTENTS: Mishna and Tosefta in the first section of Eduyot, Shmuel Schmida; Tosefta to the Tractate Tamid, Abraham Goldberg; The antiquity of the Mishna Shekalim 1, 5, Louis Finkelstein; On the Mishna of “The Pious, ” Zeev Falk; The separation of first tithes during the Second Temple Period, Aharon Oppenheimer; From Biblical severity to rabbinic injunction, Yitzhak D. Gilat; Ahare Mot (Leviticus XVI) , A. A. Halevi; Heaven and earth and the four directions, M. B. Lerner; Aspaklaria, Joshua Brand; Euphemisms and textual alterations of expressions in Talmudic literature, E. Z. Melammed; Anti0Semitism in imperial Rome in the light of rabbinic literature, Moshe David Herr; Purpose and intent of rabbi Zerachya Halevi in Sefer Ha-Maor, Benjamin Zeev Benedict; Custom and law in the responsa of Ashkenizic rabbis in the 15th century, Yedidya Dinari; Yannai's Keroba to the section “Return to the land of thy fathers” (Genesis 31, 3) , Zvi Meir Rabinowitz; Articulation in the vowels u, I in Galilean Aramaic and Michnaic Hebrew transcriptions of Biblical Hebrew, Yehezkel Kutscher; Rashi's commentary to scripture and vernacular translations, Menahem Banit; One type of lack of parallelism in scriptural verse, M. Z. Kadarl; On the history of the rabbinate in the Middle Ages, Jacob Katz; Towards identification of the anonymous commentary to Ma'archot Ha'Elohut, Ephraim Gottlieb; Tow words of Mishnaic Hebrew in the Biblical Period, Jacob Turi; Notes on Palestine studies, Shmuel Safrai. “Born in Shiraz, Persia, Melamed [1903-1994] was taken to Palestine by his father, R. R. Melamed, when he was two. He worked at the Ministry of Education (1952–56) , and was appointed professor of Bible at the Hebrew University (1964) and of Talmud at Bar Ilan (1961) and at Tel Aviv (1964) universities. He was elected to the Hebrew Language Academy in 1956 and to the Higher Archaeological Council in 1963. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1987 for Torah literature and commentary on the sources. Melamed's major works are in the fields of talmudic literature. Because of his involvement with the Persian and other Oriental communities (whom he served as honorary rabbi) and his familiarity with their traditions of custom and language, Melamed served as an important source on such community traditions. ” (EJ, 2007) Jacob Neusner's copy with his stamp. Has faded dust jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-7-5) (ID #21091) $100.00.
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  177. Rosenthal, Judah, editor. ספר היובל מאיר וכסמן: למלאת לו שבעים וחמש שנה SEFER HA-YOVEL, MEIR VAKSMAN: LI-MELOT LO SHIV`IM VA-HAMESH SHANAH = MEYER WAXMAN, JUBILEE VOLUME: ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY. Chicago, Ha-Midrashah Le-Limude Ha-Yahadut, 1966. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 274, 153 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew and English. CONTENTS: “Bibliography of the writings of Professor Meyer Waxman, ” by L. Y. Mishkin; “Mystic experience and Elijah-revelation in Talmudic times, ” by J. Cohn; “Freedom and determinism in Jewish theology, ” by S. S. Cohon; “Wladyslaw Dzwonkowski, an ‘enlightened’ towianist, on the Jewish problem, 1862, ” by A. G. Duker; “A new poem by Joseph Abiter, ” by A. J. Katsh; “The religious and psychological motives in the Halacha of Rabbi Yohanan and Resh Lakish, ” by I. Epstein; “Historical implications of the Ethics of the Fathers, ” by C. Roth; “A note on the Guide for the perplexed, ” by D. S. Shapiro; “The informer as a defendant in Jewish criminal procedure, ” by P. H. Vishny; “Judah Halevi on causality and miracles, ” by H. A. Wolfson. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Jewish philosophy. Rabbinical literature -- History and Criticism. Waxman, Meyer, 1887-1969. "Yehudah Rozental, `orekh rashi"—page [5]. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition in good jacket. (FEST-1-44). Xx (ID #27282) $45.00.
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  179. Warsaw, Comit? De La Grande Synagogue On Tlomacka. SEFER ZIKARON LI-KHEVOD HA-DR. SHEMUEL AVRAHAM POZNANSKI. Warsaw, Committee Of The Great Synagogue On Tlomacka [Ha-Mekhirah Ha-Rashit Etsel A. Harrasovits Be-Laiptsig], 1927. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 16, 214 xlvii, 216 pages. Port. 30 cm. In Hebrew, English, German and Polish. “Poznanski (1864–1921) was a Polish rabbi, scholar, and bibliographer. His erudition in rabbinic literature, his command of Arabic philology, his extensive use of original manuscript sources, and his accuracy and industry have endowed his works in this field with a value which has not succumbed to the passage of time. His countless book reviews are an indispensable commentary on modern Jewish scholarship. ” (EJ) Added title page in French: “Livre dhommage a la m?moire du Dr. Samuel Poznanski (1864-1921) offert par les amis et les compagnons du travail scientifique. ” SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Poznanski, Samuel Abraham, 1864-1921. "Bibliographie de tous les ouvrages et articles du Dr. Samuel Poznanski": pages xxix-xlvii. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (FEST-1-73) (ID #27405) $200.00.
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  181. הגדת סאראייבו THE SARAJEVO HAGGADAH (FACSIMILE). Beograd: Prosveta; Sarajevo: Svjetlost, 1983. Cloth, 8vo, 104 leaves [i. E. 208 pages]; 24 cm. In Hebrew. Full color hard cover facsimile of the famous illuminated manuscript now in, the National Museum of Sarajevo. With accompanying text from Eugen Werber and slipcase. slight wear to cardboard slipcase, otherwise Very Good+ Condtion with Very Good+ jacket. Beautiful copy. (SEF-45-12) (ID #30163) $130.00.
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  183. • פרטו הגדה THE PRATO HAGGADAH. [New York, Jewish Theological Seminary], 2006 (ca. 1300). Full leather, 14 x 21 cm, 160 pp + commentary. The Prato Haggadah (Spain, ca.1300) is an unfinished illuminated manuscript of 85 leaves, written on fine calf parchment. Folios 1–53 are written in a square Sephardic script and folios 54–68 are written in a square Italo-Ashkenazic script, using a different ink. The illumination of 30 pages is virtually complete. 58 are unfinished, with preparatory drawings and possibly some gesso and color, 50 have text only and the remaining pages are blank. Many of the pages have illuminated initial word panels, comparable to illuminated initials in Christian or secular manuscripts. Throughout, illustrations accompany the text, such as the depiction of the four sons, and illustrations of matza and maror (bitter herbs). Preparatory drawings depicting the story of Noah and the flood appear at the end of the manuscript. Margins are replete with fanciful drawings of hybrid creatures, imaginary birds, drolleries and climbing vines. The codex is especially fascinating because it demonstrates the making of a manuscript in the Middle Ages, enabling us to view its illumination after the text was written: the preparatory drawings, the laying down of gesso in order to cushion the gold leaf, the application of gold and silver leaf, and ultimately the application of pigments. The skill of the artist is of a very high order, both in the preparatory drawings and in the completed pages, whose brilliant colors look as fresh today as when they were applied. Printed and bound as an exact replica of the highest quality of the 13th Century illuminated manuscript in appropriate leather boards and parchment-like leaves. Limited edition of 250 copies. A treasure to behold. Leaf through the haggadah at http://www.jtslibrarytreasures.org/prato/prato.html. $4700.00.
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  185. Kraemer, David; Stavisky, Nellie; Centeno, Silvia A; Schmelzer, Menahem; Cohen, Evelyn M; Steinberger, Naomi M. פרטו הגדה THE PRATO HAGGADAH [COMPANION VOLUME]. New York: Library Of The Jewish Theological Seminary; Valencia: In Collaboration With Patrimonio Ediciones, 2007. Hardcover, 107 pages, facsims. , color illustrations, 23 cm. Facsimile text in Hebrew and Aramaic; modern texts in English. Contents: The Prato Haggadah: an investigation into the artists’ and scribes’ materials and techniques, and conservation treatment. Nellie Stavisky and Silvia A. Centeno -- The liturgy of the Prato Haggadah. Menahem Schmelzer -- The art of the Prato Haggadah. Evelyn M. Cohen. SUBJECT (S): Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Title Subject: Prato Haggadah -- Facsimiles. Haggadah (Ms. Prato Haggadah). Haggadah --Illustrations. Haggadah (Sephardic). This is the companion volume to the facsimile edition of the Prato Hagadah, a Sephardic Haggadah produced in Spain, ca. 1300, with incomplete illuminations. (See Above) New condition. (Hag-1-1) (ID #27543) $75.00.
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  187. Blinder, Yaakov; Asher Bergman; Shalom Meir Wallach. הגדה של פסח ארזי הלבנון The Haggadah of the Roshei Yeshivah: Illuminating Thoughts from the Century's Great Torah Leaders [Book 1 and Book 2]. Brooklyn; Mesorah Publications, 1998/ 1999. (FT) Hardbound. 8vo. 303; 309 pages. 24 cm. Two volumes; first edition [Volume 1: "The Grossman edition"; volume 2: "The Ray edition"; not included is volume 3: "The Weinstock edition. " Each stands on its own]. Text in Hebrew and English on opposite pages, commentary in English. Haggadah of the roshei yeshivah, adapted by Yaakov Blinder, from the Hebrew by Asher Bergman, in association with Shalom Meir wallach. Description from the publisher: “Their very names inspire awe: Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer of Slutzk and Jerusalem; Rabbi Aharon Kotler of Kletzk and Lakewood; Rabbi Chaim Shmulevitz of Mir and Jerusalem; Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, the Steipler Gaon of Bnai Brak; Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky of Torah Vodaath; and Rabbi Moshe Feinstein of Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem! Another year, another Haggadah. One often wonders what is left to say -- but no one will ask that question about this monumental anthology. For the first time in English, this volume brings together the ideas and expositions of six of the greatest luminaries of contemporary times, six revered and renowned roshei yeshivah, who, collectively, were the teachers and leaders of tens, even hundreds of thousands of Jews, all over the world. First in ‘Arzei HaLevanon, ’ the Hebrew predecessor of this volume, and now here, their discourses on the Haggadah are collected and set forth with taste and clarity. All of them were Torah geniuses, who saw lessons for today in the miracles of yesterday. To them, the Haggadah and the story of the Exodus were guideposts for life in every era. Their interpretations of the Haggadah are distinguished for depth, incisiveness, pure faith -- and the profound depth that marked their authors as the Torah leaders of three generations. ” With dustjacket. Subjects: Haggadot - Commentaries. Seder - Customs and practices. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Some accumulated dirt on lower edge from shelf wear, otherwise brand new. Near fine condition. (HAG-7-14) (ID #29125) $60.00.
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  189. Spiegel, Shalom;. Schmelzer, Menahem; Yannai. אבות הפיוט : מקורות ומחקרים לתולדות הפיוט בארץ ישראל AVOT HA-PIYUT: MEKOROT U-MEHKARIM LE-TOLDOT HA-PIYUT BE-ERETS YISRA EL. New York And Jerusalem: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1996. ISBN: 9654560208; 9789654560207 Cloth, 4to, [7], 434, [10] pages. Includes 1 facimile; 28 cm. In Hebrew. Introduction also in English. “Fathers of piyyut; texts and studies toward a history of the piyyut in Eretz Yisrael. ” Previously unknown Hebrew liturgical poems for holidays and special Shabbatot from the fifth and sixth centuries are the subject of this volume by Shalom Spiegel. Left unpublished at his death, the work includes a long essay by Rabbi Spiegel on the history of the concept of the exile of the Shekhinah. SUBJECT (S): Piyutim. Piyutim -- History and criticism. Avodah piyyutim. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- Palestine. Named Person: Yannai -- Criticism and interpretation. Kallir, Eleazar -- Criticism and interpretation. Kallir, Eleazar. Geographic: Palestina. Title Subject: Avodah (Yom Kippur liturgy). Includes piyutim by Yannai and Eleazar Kallir. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. New Condition in New Dust Jacket (ID #27503) $30.00.
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  191. Landshuth, L. עמודי העבודה : רשימת ראשי הפייטנים ומעט מתולדותיהם על סדר אלפא ביתא עם מספר פיוטיהם `AMUDE HA-`ABODA: RESIMAT RASE HAP-PAJTANIM U-MA`AT MIT-TOLDOTEH?M `AL SEDER ALFA BETA `IM MISPAR PIJJUTEH?M HAN-NIMSEIM BE-SIFRE TEFILLOT MINHAG POLEN, ASKENAZ, SEFARAD, ROMA, CARPENTRAZ, ALGIER, MEH?M BE-DEFUS U-MEH?M BE-KITBE JADDOT B-KTBY YDWT. Berlin, G. Bernstein, 1857. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. vi, 314, xxxiii pages. Facsimile edition. In Hebrew. Title on verso "Amude ha-Aboda (Columnae Cultus): Onomasticon Auctorum Hymnorum Hebraeorum eorumque Carminum, cum Notis biographicis et bibliographicis, e fontibus excusis et mss. " ["Thesaurus of the most important Paytanim with alphabetical index of the Piyyutim"]. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Niedersachsische Staats-und U. ). Ex-library with minimal markings. Boards detached but present. Internal pages are nice and clean. Good condition. (RAB-52-9a) (ID #27760) $50.00.
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  193. Abu Omar Joseph Ibn Hasdai; Moshe Eliyahu Zhernensky; Ha-Nagid Samuel. צבי חן ויפת מראה : שירי תהלה וידידות TSEVI HEN VE-YIFAT MAREH: SHIRE TEHILAH VI-YEDIDUT; SHIRAH YETOMAH. Tel-Aviv: Hotsaat Tsevi A. Y. Mahabarot Le-Sifrut, 1945 or 1946. (FT) Softcvoer, 16mo (small) , 71 pages, 15 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry, Medieval -- History and criticism. Zhernensky (1887-1948) was a “Hebrew writer. Born in Kamenets, Lithuania, he served on the editorial board of the Hebrew encyclopedia Eshkol in Berlin. He went to Palestine in 1933. His articles on language, problems of translation, modes of poetic expression, and other topics appeared in various journals. He wrote penetratingly on the Hebrew poetry of the Middle Ages, the poetry of Bialik, and the writings of Agnon. Three volumes of his works appeared: Mi-Saviv, Bein ha-Shelabbim, and Arugot. His translations from Russian, French, and German include: The Brothers Karamazov, 3 vols. , stories by Balzac, and Gottesdienstliche Vortraege der Juden by L. Zun” (Elkoshi in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Some stained pages. Light wear. Light chipping to first 3 page corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-18-5) (ID #26730) $75.00.
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  195. Rozenberg, Yehuda Ben Aleksander and Hai Ben Sherira. ספר קובץ מעשי ידי גאונים קדמונים SEFER KOVETS MAASE YEDE GEONIM KADMONIM. Berlin: Friedlander’sche Buchdrukerei, 1855. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, xiii, 55, 112 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Helek 1. Perush rabenu rav Hai Gaon al seder Tohorot -- helek 2. Piyutim mi-geonim kadmonim. SUBJECT(S): Geonic literature. Hebrew poetry, Medieval. Mishnah. Tohorot (Order) -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Kovets maase yede geonim kadmonim. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Wear and chipping to cover and binding. Bumped corners and chipping to cover edges. Some stained pages. Wear to binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-13) (ID #26738) $100.00.
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  197. (Meyer Sulzberger) Epstein, Abraham. דברי בקרת : לכבוד רש׳׳ל רפאפרט ונגד רא׳׳ה װײס DIVRE BIKORET: LI-KHEVOD RASHAL RAPOPORT VE-NEGED RAAH VAIS. Krako Ba-Defuso Shel Y. Fisher, 1896. (FT) Hardcover, 28 pages, 12mo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Meyer Sulzberger’s copy with book plate and with marginalia which may be his as well. SUBJECT(S): Weiss, Isaac Hirsch, 1815-1905. Zikhronotai. Weiss, Isaac Hirsch, 1815-1905. Rapoport, Solomon Judah Leib, 1790-1867. Includes bibliographical references. Epstein (1841–1918) , was a “rabbinic scholar and historian. Epstein was born in Staro-Konstantinov, Russia, to a wealthy family. In 1861 he traveled to Western Europe, where he met some of the leading figures in Jewish scholarship (S. J. L. Rapoport, Z. Frankel, and M. Sachs) who greatly stimulated his interest in Jewish studies. Gradually, he liquidated his shares in the family business and devoted himself to research. In 1876 he settled in Vienna, where he pursued his studies and contributed articles to learned Hebrew periodicals. In the controversy between Rapoport and I. Weiss, Epstein defended the former in Divrei Bikkoret (1896). Epstein's works manifest his vast knowledge and painstaking research: he combined the best of Eastern scholarship with Western method and is recognized as an outstanding scholar in his fields. A collection of some of his writings appeared under the title Mi-Kadmoniyyot ha-Yehudim (1887) , of which the second volume of Kitvei R. Avraham Epstein, edited by A. M. Habermann, is an enlarged version. An autobiographical sketch was published in N. Sokolow, Sefer Zikkaron le-Sifrei Yisrael, and is reproduced in Kitvei R. Avraham Epstein. Epstein willed his large and valuable library to the Vienna Jewish Theological Seminary” (Avneri in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to binding. Bumped corners and edges. Tipped in front blank pages. Good condition. (Rab-48-1) (ID #26969) $75.00.
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  199. Grodzinsky, Henry [Tzvi Hirsch Grodzinsky]. ספר מקוה ישראל SEFER MIKVEH YISRAEL: HILKHOT MIKVAOT. Chicago: Ginzburg, 1898. Paper wrappers, 4to. 110 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. Early work of Halacha, dealing with the laws of Mikveh and feminine purity, published in the United States. The author, who was Rabbi of Omaha, Nebraska for almost sixty years (1892 to 1949) , was a cousin of R. Chaim Ozer Grodzenski of Vilna. SUBJECT(S): Mikveh. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America). Bound in modern paper cover. Pages lightly tanned. Good condition. (HEB-19-20) (ID #26760) $300.00.
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  201. (Prohibition) compiled and translated by Isidore Koplowitz. מדרש יין ושכר MIDRASH YAYIN VESHECHOR--TALMUDIC AND MIDRASHIC EXEGETICS ON WINE AND STRONG DRINK. Detroit, Mich. , I. Koplowitz, 1923. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 66 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew and English. Somewhat scarce Detroit Rabbi's anti-alcohol tract from the American Prohibition era. "This book presents the thoughts and sentiments of the Talmudic Rabbins who were strongly opposed to the drinking of any wine whatever [sic]. As one fails to find in Talmudic literature words that are synonymous with the English words 'whiskey', 'brandy', etc. , one may infer that these ruinous and demoralizing intoxicants were unknown in those days. The subject of this volume is therefore strictly limited to wine. Yet, one will find protests against the drinking of any and all intoxicating drinks. " Light wear to cloth, Stamp and signature from previous owner on inside cover. Internal pages nice and clean with tight binding. Very Good Condition. (SPEC-23-1). (ID #26899) $100.00.
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  203. Chones, Isaac Bear. ספר עורך המלים והפתרונים : יכיל בקרבו כל המלים הנמצאות בתנ״ך SEFER OREKH HA-MILIM VEHA-PITRONIM: YAKHIL BE-KIRBO KOL HA-MILIM HA-NIMTSAOT BA-TANAKH. VE-AHARE KOL MILAH YAVO HA-MAREH MEKOMAH BA-TANAKH, SHORSHAH, BINYANAH U-FITRONEAH BI-SEFAT ASHKENAZ TSEHAH (BE-OTIYOT IVRIYOT). Chicago, 1906. (FT) Hardcover, Original paper wrappers, 80 pages, portrait, 30 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew. Title on verso of title page: A biblical word-book and concordance. Includes words beginning with the letters Alef and Bet only. No more published. Other Titles: Biblical word-book and concordance. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Bumped cover corners and edges. Hinge repair. Browning to front and back cover pages, with light chipping. Light staining to outer covers. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-20-1) (ID #26917) $100.00.
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  205. Konowitz, Israel. אוצר התלמוד והמדרש: מאמר הראשון האלהות, כולל תשעים פרקים ואלף תתל״א סימנים OTSAR HA-TALMUD VEHA-MIDRASH, MAAMAR RISHON, HA-ELOHUT KOLEL TISH`IM PERAKIM VE-ELEF T.T.L.A. SIMANIM. New York: Be-Hotaat Shohare Toshiyah, 1908. (FT) Stapled, 8vo, 350 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. Added title page in English: The God idea in Talmud and other rabbinical sources. The author was a well-known educator and producer of educational materials in New York. SUBJECT(S): Midrash – Commentaries; God (Judaism) Talmud -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 23 copies in libraries worldwide. Covers absent, chipping at corners and edges, natural yellowing. (Spec-15-3) (ID #30643) $50.00.
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  207. Strahl, Mordekhai Yehudah. ספר דברי מרדכי: כולל שני חלקים SEFER DIVRE MORDEKHAI: KOLEL SHENE HALAKIM. Nyu-York: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1917-1918. (FT) Softcover, 8vo, 109 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. “Stral immigrated to America in his old age to join his children. Sefer Divre Mordekhai contains homiletic essays for holidays and life cycle events, hadranim for Mishnah and Talmud and one essay on Talmud. The printing was subsidized by Elijah Firestein, Feivish Wisnitzer, and Jacob Bunstein’ (Goldman). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTSA, YU, American Jewish University). Ex-library with usual markings. Binding repair & edgewear, Good Condition. Goldman 798. E. Deinard 137. (Heb-43-2) (ID #28027) $50.00.
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  209. שאיפותינו SHIPUTAYNU Y’RCHON (VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1). Israel; Brit Shalom, 1927-. (FT) Softcover, 8vo, 40 pages, periodical. In Hebrew. Document Type: Serial. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide.Tear to cover. Chipped corners. Bumped corners. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-37-1) (ID #27976) $30.00.
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  211. Levin [Lewin], Dr. Benjamin Manasseh. גנזי־קדם : מאסף מדעי לתקופת הגאונים GINZE-KEDEM: MAASEF MADA`I LI-TEKUFAT HA-GEONIM (VOL II ONLY). Haifa, Itzkowski, 1923. (FT) Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 50 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew. Additional title page on back cover: “Ginze Kedem: A Geonetic Scientific Periodical. Vol II. ” SUBJECT(S): Geonic literature -- Periodicals. Baruch Bokser’s copy. Cover absent. Internal pages are clean and bright. Good+ condition. (BIBLIOG-25-12) (ID #30058) $35.00.
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  213. (Rashi) Jacob Ben Zvi Hirsh, Of Mir. ספר עטרת צבי SEFER ATERET TSEVI: LE-HAVIN DIVRE RASHI AL NEVIIM U-KHETUVIM. Vilna: M. Man Ve S. Zimel, 1834. Hardcover, 8vo, 41 leaves. In Hebrew. Romanized record. OCLC list only one copy worldwide (UCLA, ). In paperback cover. Stained pages. Hinge and binding repair. Lightwear to edges. Good condition. (Heb-18-7) (ID #26732) $150.00.
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  215. Bamberger, Seligmann Baer. מלאכת שמים: על הלכות ספר תואה תפלין ומזוזות MEL’EKHET SHAMAYIM, ‘AL HILKHOT SEFER TORAH, TEFILIN U-MEZUZOT. KOLEL HELEK HOKHMAH U-VINAH. 1860. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 176 pages. In Hebrew. Edition: Mahadurah Tinyana. Bamberger (Isaac Dov ha-Levi) was a “rabbinical scholar and leader of German Orthodoxy. Born in the Bavarian village of Wiesenbronn, Bamberger studied at the yeshivah of Fuerth and in his native village. Bamberger opposed the proponents of Reform at a meeting of Jewish communities of Lower Franconia in 1834, and at an assembly of notables called by the Bavarian government in 1836 where he represented A. Bing, the district rabbi of Wuerzburg. In 1840 he was elected to succeed Bing in the face of fierce opposition from the Reformers. Bamberger continued the local yeshivah, founded an elementary school in 1855, and a teachers’ training college in 1864” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel. Wear to binding. Staining to bottom half of pages. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-31-6) (ID #27984) $100.00.
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  217. Harkavy, Albert. לקורות הכתות בישראל LE-KOROT HA-KITOT BE-YISRA'EL. Varsha: Y. Elefin, 1895. (FT) Cloth, 19 pages; 21 cm. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTSA, Yale, Florida). Subject: Jewish sects -- History. Harkavy (1835-1919) was a "scholar of Jewish history and literature. Harkavy was born in Novogrudok, Belorussia. He studied at Lithuanian yeshivot and at the universities of St. Petersburg, Berlin, and Paris. On his return to Russia in 1870 he began teaching ancient Oriental history. The opposition in certain circles to the appointment of a Jew to a university lectureship prompted the Russian government to cancel his post, and he was transferred to the department of Jewish literature and Oriental manuscripts at the Imperial Library in St. Petersburg. In 1877 he was made head of that department, remaining in that position for the rest of his life. " (Poliak in EJ, 2007). Good Condition, stains on pages. Mayer Sulzberger's copy with his bookplate. (K-Rab 1-1) (ID #21651) $150.00.
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  219. Levinsohn, Isaac Baer. שרשי לבנון SHORSHE LEVANON. Vilna, 1841. (FT) Hardcover, XII, 1, 301 pages. In Hebrew. Levinsohn was a “Hebrew author, one of the founders of the Haskalah in Russia. He also was known as Ribal (initials of Rabbi Isaac Baer Levinsohn). Levinsohn was born in Kremenets, Volhynia, Russia, into a wealthy family. Later he moved to Radzivilov, on the border of Austrian Galicia. He taught himself European languages, and served as translator for the Russian forces in the time of the French invasion (1812). From 1813 to 1820 Levinsohn lived in the Eastern Galician towns of Brody, Tarnopol, and Zolkiew where he was befriended by such leaders of the Haskalah as Nahman Krochmal , Isaac Erter , Joseph Perl , and S. J. Rapoport , and taught in the modern schools established in Tarnopol and Brody. From 1820 to 1823 he spread the ideas of the Haskalah as a private tutor in wealthy homes in Berdichev and other towns. For reasons of health, Levinsohn returned to Kremenets in 1823” (Slutksy in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Wear to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. (Heb-31-7) (ID #27985) $125.00.
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  221. Reines, Isaac Jacob and Judah Leib Maimon. נאד של דמעות NOD SHEL DEMA’OT: KOLEL HASHKAFAH VE-SIMAT ‘AYIN ‘AL TOTSA’OT KOROT ‘AM YISRA’EL. Yerushalayim: Defus Salomon, 1933. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 36, 140, 4 pages, portrait, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish diaspora. Edition: Hotsa’ah hadashah u-metukenet ‘Im hosafat toldot ha-mehaber; me-et... Yehudah Leib ha-Kohen Fishman. Reines (1839-1915) was a “rabbi, one of the founders and first head of the Mizrachi movement. Born in Karolin, Belorussia, Reines studied at the Eishishok and Volozhin yeshivot and was ordained by leading rabbis. He served in the rabbinate in Shavkyany, Lithuania, from 1867; in Sventsyany, Vilna district, from 1869; and in Lida from 1885 until his death. Reines made a distinct contribution to rabbinic scholarship, introducing a new and almost modern methodology which was in contrast to the current system of pilpul. It was based upon a purely logical approach and was influenced by Maimonides’ Millot ha-Higgayyon; it is actually called “Higgayon”. In the introduction to his first major halakhic work, ‘Otam Tokhnit he emphasized this new approach, as he did in his later works. The ‘Otam Tokhnit made a great impression, especially in Western Europe where Jews were not accustomed to works on halakhah with a strictly logical approach that had been written by Eastern European scholars. He also applied his new approach in his homiletical books, which, like others of his works, went through a number of editions. Reines tried to introduce the spirit of the times in his public activities, without breaking with tradition, and founded a yeshivah in Sventsyany…He participated in the first Zionist Congresses and was very close to Herzl, but he opposed the cultural work of the Zionist movement for fear that it would encroach on the status of religion. In 1902 he convened a large conference of rabbis and Orthodox people in Vilna and as a result the Religious Zionist movement, Mizrachi, was formed. Reines was the recognized leader of the movement and the outstanding personality at its founding convention in Pressburg. Many Orthodox rabbis, especially from Hungary, protested the convening of the founding conference and were against Mizrachi altogether. Reines answered them very sharply, sparing not even the greatest among them. He also founded the first journal of Mizrachi, entitled Ha-Mizrach. His great attachment to Herzl found expression during the controversy over the Uganda Scheme, when he proved to be an enthusiastic supporter of the plan. Despite all his public activities, Reines continued to write. Only a small portion of his works were published, and the rest remain in manuscript. In Lida, he realized his greatest personal dream – the establishment of a modern yeshivah in which secular studies were taught side by side with traditional studies, all within the framework of the meticulous observation of tradition. The yeshivah was established in 1905 and achieved a distinguished reputation. Reines developed the educational principles of the yeshivah in the booklets Kol Ya’akov, Mishkenot Ya’akov, and others. Although the Mizrachi movement viewed the yeshivah as its own project, its maintenance rested on Reines’ shoulders. While the institution was developing, World War I broke out and the suffering that it brought affected Reines’ health. In the past few years some of his works have come out in new editions and in facsimile editions” (Kressel in EJ, 2007). Hinge repair. Very good condition. (Heb-40-8) (ID #27900) $75.00. • Danzig, Neil. מבוא לספר הלכות פסוקות: עם תשלום הלכות פסוקות MAVO LE-SEFER HALAKHOT PESUKOT `IM TASHLUM HALAKHOT PESUKOT. INTRODUCTION TO HALAKHOT PESUQOT WITH A SUPPLEMENT TO HALAKHOT PESUQOT. The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, New York And Jerusalem, 1999. ISBN: 9654560267. (ft) Cloth, Large 8vo, 739 pages. 25 cm. Includes indices. In Hebrew with English title page. The preferred Second Edition, revised and augmented, with a supplement to Halakhot Pesuqot. In Hebrew. A revised and updated edition of the author’s acclaimed 1993 study of Halakhot Pesuqot, an early medieval legal code from the geonic period. That code, authored by students of R. Yehudai Gaon at the end of the eighth century, was one of the three great pillars of early geonic jurisprudence. (The other two are the She’iltot and Halakhot Gedolot). Danzig’s book sorts out the many issues related to Halakhot Pesuqot, including its authorship, sources, style, structure, date of composition and its use by, and impact on, later medieval authors. This study also deals with the relationship between the three major codes and includes a text of the unpublished sections of Halakhot Pesuqot reconstructed from leaves found in the Cairo Genizah. Halakhot pesukot ascribed to Yehudai ben Nahman. Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-641) and indexes. SUBJECT(S): Yehudai ben Nachman, 8th cent. Jewish law --Early works to 1800. Geonic literature. Cairo Genizah. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. New Condition in Illustrated Dust Jacket. (ID #27877) $25.00.
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  223. Dimitrovsky, Chaim Zalman. מחקרים ומקורות: מאסף למדעי היהדות MEHKARIM U-MEKOROT: MA'ASEF LE-MADA’E HA-YAHADUT. TEXTS AND STUDIES: ANALECTA JUDAICA, VOL. 1. New York, Jewish Theological Press, 1977. (FT) Hardcover. 8vo. [14], 511, [10] pages. Illus. 25 cm. In Hebrew with English summaries. ISBN: 0873340086. SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Includes bibliographical references. New Condition. (JTS-1-20) (ID #28231) $25.00.
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  225. Dimitrovsky, Chaim Zalman. מחקרים ומקורות: מאסף למדעי היהדות MEHKARIM U-MEKOROT: MA'ASEF LE-MADA’E HA-YAHADUT. TEXTS AND STUDIES: ANALECTA JUDAICA, VOL. 2. PART ONE. New York, Jewish Theological Press, 1990. (FT) Hardcover. 8vo. [2], 322, [2] pages. Illus. 25 cm. In Hebrew with English introduction. ISBN: 0873340485. SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Includes bibliographical references. CONTENTS: “Introduction to ‘Sefer ha-Mordekhai’ to tractates Kiddushin and Gittin”, Joel Roth and Mayer E. Rabinowitz – “Sefer ha-Mordekhai’ to tractate Kiddushin, ” Joel Roth. New Condition. (JTS-1-21) (ID #28232) $25.00.
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  227. Dimitrovsky, Chaim Zalman. מחקרים ומקורות: מאסף למדעי היהדות MEHKARIM U-MEKOROT: MA'ASEF LE-MADA’E HA-YAHADUT. TEXTS AND STUDIES: ANALECTA JUDAICA, VOL. 2. PART TWO. New York, Jewish Theological Press, 1990. (FT) Hardcover. 8vo. 325-872, [2] pages. Illus. 25 cm. In Hebrew with English introduction. ISBN: 0873340485. SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Includes bibliographical references. CONTENTS: “Sefer ha-Mordekhai’ to tractate Gittin, ” Mayer E. Rabinowitz. New Condition. (JTS-1-22) (ID #28233) $25.00.
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  229. Lieberman, Saul. ספרי זוטא: (מדרשה של לוד) ; תלמודה של קיסרין SIFRE ZUTTA: (MIDRASHAH SHEL LOD). TALMUDAH SHEL KESARIN. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1968. (FT) Hardcover. 8vo. Xvi, 166 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Sifrei zuta. Added Title Page: Siphre Zutta (The Midrash of Lydda). Sifre Zutta is a midrash on the Book of Numbers. Medieval authors mention it under the titles "Sifre shel Panim Aherim" and "Wi-Yeshallehu Zuta"; and to distinguish from it the Sifre, Or Zarua (ii. 22) calls the latter "Sifre Rabbati." New Condition. (JTS-1-38) (ID #28248) $30.00.
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  231. Wald, Stephen. פרק אלו עוברין: בבלי פסחים, פרק שלישי PEREK ELU `OVRIN: BAVLI PESAHIM, PEREK SHELISHI. [BABYLONIAN TALMUD, PESAHIM III: CRITICAL EDITION WITH COMPREHENSIVE COMMENTARY]. New York, Jewish Theological Press, 2000. (FT) Large 8vo. [13], 387, 210 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew. ISBN: 9654560291. SUBJECT(S): Talmud -- Criticism, Textual. Talmud. Pesahim III -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bibliography: [8] pages before text. New Condition. (JTS-1-32) (ID #28242) $27.00.
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  233. Abraham Ben David, Of Posquie`res. פירוש הראב״ד על מסכת עבודה זרה PERUSH HA-RA'AVAD AL MASEKHET AVODAH ZARAH. New York, [N. S. ], 1960. (FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xxxi, 269 pages. Facsims. 25 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page (Commentary on the Treatise of Abodah Zarah by R. Abraham ben David of Posquieres (1125-1198). “Edited for the first time from a unique manuscript with explanatory notes and references by Abraham Schreiber. ” “Rabbeinu Abraham ben David was a Proven?al rabbi, a great commentator on the Talmud, Sefer Halachot of Rabbi Yitzhak Alfasi and Mishne Torah of Maimonides, and is regarded as a father of Kabbalah and one of the key and important links in the chain of Jewish mystics. He was born in Provence, France, about 1125 CE; died at Posqui?res, 27 November 1198 CE. He was the son-in-law of Abraham ben Isaac of Narbonne Av Beth Din (known as the RABaD II). He was the father of Rabbeinu Isaac the Blind, a Neoplatonist and important Jewish mystical thinker. The teachers under whose guidance he acquired most of his Talmudic learning were Rabbeinu Moses ben Joseph and Rabbeinu Meshullam of Lunel (Rabbeinu Meshullam hagodol) ” (Wikipedia 2011). SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Avodah zarah -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Lacks jacket. Covers lightly worn and soiled. Internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF42-16) (ID #28379) $75.00.
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  235. Aharon Fritz Kleinberger. המחשבה הפדגוגית של המהר״ל מפראג HA-MAHSHAVAH HA-PEDAGOGYAH SHEL HA-MAHARA”L MI PRA’G. Yerushalayim: Magnes Press, 1962. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 195 pages, 25cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judah Liva ben Bezalel, -- ca. 1525-1609 -- Criticism and interpretation. Education – Philosophy. Educators -- Czech Republic -- Bohemia. Education -- Early works to 1800. Judah Liva ben Bezalel. Additional title page in English: The educational theory of the Maharal of Prague. Other Titles: The educational theory of the Maharal of Prague. Chipping and tears to edges of dust jacket. Yellowing to dust jacket. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-17-7) (ID #26722) $30.00.
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  237. Arama, Isaac Ben Moses; Hayim Yosef Pollak. ספרעקידת יצחק: על חמשה חומשי תורה ועל חמש מגלות SEFER `AKEDAT YITSHAK: `AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH VE-`AL HAMESH MEGILOT. COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES. Pressburg: Victor Kittseer. , 1849. Cloth. , (FT) 8vo. In Hebrew. 5 Volumes. Guido Kisch's copy. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Arama, Isaac ben Moses, ca. 1420-1494; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - sermons; Philosophy, Jewish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Arama (c. 1420-1494) was a Spanish rabbi. "In order to counteract the effects of conversionist sermons to which the Jews of Aragon were compelled to listen, Arama delivered sermons on the principles of Judaism. These sermons became the basis of his later works and contain interesting data on the history of the Jews in Spain prior to their expulsion. Arama engaged in several public disputations with Christian scholars. After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, in 1492 Arama settled in Naples where he died. Arama is best known as the author of Akedat Yizhak which exercised great influence on Jewish thought. Written in the form of philosophical homilies and allegorical commentaries on the Pentateuch, the work consists of 105 "Portals. " Each portal forms a complete sermon which is divided into two parts: derishah, and perishah. In the derishah, the author examines a philosophical idea in the light of his chosen texts, biblical and rabbinic, with which the sermon opens. In the perishah, the Scriptural commentary predominates and the difficulties which seem to appear in the text are solved with the aid of the central idea of the derishah. Thus, the gap between the two parts of the sermon is skillfully closed, and they merge into one harmonious whole. " (Heller-Wilensky, EJ) Covers a little worn, endpapers and edges tanned, hinges starting, pages bright, some stains, good condition. (HEBLIT-7-1) (ID #29894) $200.00.
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  239. Asher, Asher. שער נוסף: סדר המילה THE JEWISH RITE OF CIRCUMCISION, WITH THE PRAYERS AND LAWS APPERTAINING THERETO. London: P. Vallentine, 1873. Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 50, xxxix pages, 23 cm. Introduction in English; text of Jewish law in Hebrew and English on facing pages. SUBJECT (S): Berit milah. Circumcision -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Circumcision. Surgical Procedures, Minor. Added title page in Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references on pages v. Hinge repair. Inscription on title page. Bumped cover corners. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise, very good condition. Scarce. (Heb-38-5) (ID #28053) $300.00.
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  241. Avrahamzon, Shemu’el Avigdor Ben Aba. תורי זהב: על הלכות הכנסת אורחים ושו״ת TORE ZAHAV, AL HILKHOT HAKHNASAT ORHIM VE-SHUT. New York?, 1920-1929? Hardcover, 8vo, 94, 48 pages, 2 volumes in 1, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Hospitality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Responsa. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Cover corners and edges bumped. Bumped page corners. Spine cover torn. Otherwise Good Condition. (Heb-33-3) (ID #28035) $100.00.
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  243. Avseyewitz, Aaron Meir. מטע אהרן: כולל חמשה מאמרים מדעיים בבקורת וחקירה בטעמי המצות MATA AHARON: KOLEL HAMISHAH MAAMARIM. VE-NISPAH ALEHEM SIPUR MI-TEMUNAT HA-HASKALAH HA-MEZUYEFET BE-YAMENU HOLEM BE-HAKITS. Berditshov: Bi-Defus H. Y. Sheftil, 1892. (FT) Later paper wrappers, 12mo, 81, 88 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Commandments (Judaism). Other Titles: Holem be-hakits. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (NYPL, Heb Col). Fascimilie of title page and first 2 pages. Browning of pages. Wear to binding. Ex-library. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-10) (ID #26925) $100.00.
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  245. Dunner, Joseph Hirsch. הגהות על משנה תורה, הוא היד החזרה להרמב״ם HAGAHOT AL MASEKHET ERUVIN, BETSAH VE-SUKAH: BAVLI VI-YERUSHALMI. Frankfort De-Main, 1895. Hardcover, 8vo, 191, 226, 266 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Princeton). Hinge repair. Some stained pages. Wear and tear to cover binding. Chipping to cover edges and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-10) (ID #26735) $135.00.
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  247. Herbst, Mordejai (editor). GUIA DE KASHRUT EN LA ARGENTINA / HA-MADRIKH LE-KHASHRUT BE-ARGENTINAH. Buenos Aires, Aroysgegebn Durkhn Religyezn…, 1972. Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 36, 35 Pages. First edition. In Hebrew, Yiddish and Spanish. “Guide to Kashrut in Argentina”, “Aroysgegebn durkhn Religyezn oyfkler departament bay der ha-Rabanut ha-rashit li-yehude Argentinah un Ihud bate ha-keneset be-Argentina”; Department of religious clarification of the higher Rabbinate of the Republic of Argentina and the Federation of Orthodox Synagogues of Argentina. Includes laid-in errata slip from the publishers. Subjects: Jews - Dietary laws - Directories - Argentina. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide. Pages wavy, no dampstains. Covers slightly soiled, with a few ink marks. Text crisp. Good + Condition. (LATAM1-20) (ID #28273) $50.00.
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  249. Hofman, Franz and Moshe Semuel Sperling. בן מלק BEN-MELEK: SIPUR LE-NAARE BENE YISRAEL. Warsa: Yoel Lebenzohn, 1876. Later paper wrappers, 12mo, 86 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. Title also in Russian: Ben Melech t. E. Syn korolja/ perevod s nemeckago M. S. Sperlinga. Izd. Jakova Edelstejna priobretennoe ot perevodcika. (1876). Other Titles: Ben Melech; Syn korolja. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bibliotheek Universieit Van Amsterdam). Wear and tear to binding. Fragile pages. Light browning to edges of pages. Otherwise, good- condition. (Heb-20-15) (ID #26930) $75.00.
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  251. Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. ספר תורת כהנים SIFRA OR TORAT KOHANIM: ACCORDING TO CODEX ASSEMANI LXVI. New York, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 5717/1956. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. 77, ii, 469 pages. facsim. 29 cm. In Hebrew with an introduction by Louis Finkelstein. Baruch Boker's copy. Facsimile Edition copied from the Vatican Library's original Rabbinic text. Erratta slipps tipped in. Spine lightly sunned. Internal pages are in bright and clean. Very Good condition. (SPEC32-9) 469 p. (ID #28015) $100.00.
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  253. Kolir, Elasar. ספר אור חדש SEFER OR HADASH. HELEK SHELISHI ONLY. Stettin: R. Grassmann, 1859. (FT) 304 pages, 2 leaves, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud. Kiddushin -- Commentaries. Added title: Or Chadosch. “Helek Shelishi”. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (YU, JTS). Bumped corners and edges. Lacks covers. (Heb-33-14) (ID #28043) $30.00.
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  255. Machnes, Yaakov. MOMATZ M’KOMET L’IRYA. 1939. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 86 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Personal library stamp in front cover. Good condition. (Heb-29-5) (ID #26961) $150.00.
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  257. Mafletz, Eliezer Ben Aryeh Leib. ספר שערי חכמה SEFER SHA’ARE HOKHMAH. 1907. (FT) Hardcover, folio, 224, 20 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Repair to spine. Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Scarce. (Heb-29-3) (ID #26959) $150.00.
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  259. Mehlsack, Eliakim Ben Judah Ha-Milzahgi. ספר ראביה: השגות על ספרו של ... ליפמאן צונץ מברלין: ועל דברי SEFER RABIYAH: HASAGOT AL SIFRO SHEL HA-RAV... LIPMAN TSUNTS MI-BERLIN VE-‘AL DIVRE HA-RAV...SHELOMOH YEHUDAH LEB HA-KOHEN RAPOPORT MI-LEVOV. Ofen: Gedruckt In Der Koniglichen Ungrischen Univeritaets-Buchdruckerei, 1837. (FT) Hardcover, 33 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Judaism -- History of doctrines. Named Person: Zunz, Leopold, 1794-1886. Gottesdienstlichen Vortrage der Juden. Rapoport, Solomon Judah Leib, 1790-1867. Attacking Zunz & work on synagogal liturgy and several publications of Rapoport. Mehlsack (c. 1780–1854) was a “Polish talmudist. “Milzahgi” is a derivation of Mehlsack, the German name for Samila in Poland where Eliakim was born. He settled in Galicia and lived his last years in Lvov and Brody under the patronage of Isaac Berish Blumenfeld of Brody, devoting his life to Jewish scholarship. In 1837 he published Sefer Ravyah (= Rabbi Eliakim b. Judah ha-Milzahgi) , a criticism of the Gottesdienstliche Vortraege of Zunz and the Toledot of Solomon Judah Rapoport. Unlike Zunz, who conceded the correctness of some of Mehlsack’s remarks, Rapoport took umbrage at them and replied scathingly in Kerem Hemed. Although he wrote almost 70 books, only Sefer Ravyah was published” (Avneri and Kressel in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Missing front cover. Bumped corners and edges. Back cover not attached. Light staining and yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-21-1) (ID #26777) $225.00.
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  261. Plungian, Mordekhay Ben Shlomo. ור בקר: והוא שלשה מאמרים ... בעניני קריאת התורה OR BOKHER: VE-HU SHLOSHA MA’AMARIM LE-HA’IR U-LE-VAKHER DIVRE RAZAL U-LE-HAROT... KI KRI’AT AHAT HA-MASORA LANU... HI HA-KHRI’A HA-NE’EMANA.. Vilna: Romm, 1868. Hardcover, 12mo, x, 101 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Danish Royal Library). Plungian (1814-1883) was a “Hebrew writer. Born in Plunge, Lithuania, he became learned in talmudic and rabbinical literature; later, he was attracted to the Haskalah and studied foreign languages. In his biography of R. Manasseh b. Joseph of Ilya, Ben Porat, Plungian dissociated himself from extremist Haskalah ideology as well as from unenlightened Orthodoxy. This work angered the religious elements, and Plungian backed down and destroyed the manuscript of the second part. He wrote for the journals Kerem Hemed, Ha-Maggid, Ha-Karmel, and Ha-Shahar and also wrote poetry. His writings include Kerem Shelomo, a commentary in two parts on Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs; Tel-Piyyot; Shevet Eloha; and Or Boker” (Slutsky in EJ, 2007). Yellowing to edges of pages. Hinge repair. Bumped cover corners, with edgewear to cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-36-7) (ID #27613) $200.00.
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  263. Reines, Isaac Jacob. ספר אורה ושמחה: כולל מאמרים נשגבים, המפיצים אור על ענין של פורים בפרט, ועל יעוד SEFER ORAH VE-SIMHAH,MAAMARIM NISHGAVIM, HA-MEFITSIM OR `AL `INYAN SHEL PURIM BI-PERAT, VE-`AL YI`UD YISRAEL U-MATARAT TIKVATO. Vilna, Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1898. Hardcover, 244 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Reines (1839-1915) was "born in Karolin, Belorussia, Reines studied at the Eishishok (Eisiskes) and Volozhin yeshivot and was ordained by leading rabbis. He served in the rabbinate in Shavkyany (Saukenai) , Lithuania, from 1867; in Sventsyany (Svencionys) , Vilna district, from 1869; and in Lida from 1885 until his death. Reines made a distinct contribution to rabbinic scholarship, introducing a new and almost modern methodology which was in contrast to the current system of pilpul. " (Kressel in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Restoration. Purim. Library Stamp. Very Good Condition. Wear and tear on the cover and binding. Stained pages. Imprint is slightly off center as bound. (k-rab-1-12) (ID #21663) $125.00.
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