CATALOG 207:
RARE AND IMPORTANT TITLES IN JEWISH THOUGHT: HEBREW BIBLE, RABBINICS, THE HASKALAH, AND BEYOND

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Nr. 13. [Manasseh Ben Israel ].משניות: חלק שני נזיקים דקשים טהורות MISHNAYOT: HELEK SHENI NEZEKIM KEDOSHIM TEHUROT. Amsterdam: Manasseh Ben Israel, 1631. One of Menasseh ben Israel’s first publications

 

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CONTENTS

  • SPECIAL
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • ANCIENT
  • TEHILIM
  • PROVERBS
  • OTHER BIBLE TITLES
  • BABYLONIAN EXILE
  • HELLENISM
  • SECOND TEMPLE
  • COMMENTARY
  • RESPONSA
  • ETHICS
  • AGGADA
  • KARAISM
  • SAADIA
  • NACHMANIDES
  • RAMBAM
  • CAIRO GENIZAH
  • OTHER MEDIEVAL ARABIC
  • OTHER MEDIEVAL
  • KABALAH
  • HASIDUS
  • ZHITOMIR IMPRINTS
  • MENDELSSOHN
  • HASKALAH
  • WOMEN
  • HERMANN COHEN
  • MORDECAI KAPLAN
  • ABRAHAM KOOK
  • HOLOCAUST
  • SHANGHAI IMPRINTS
  • SHERIT HA-PLETA IMPRINTS
  • AMERICANA
  • ART
  • LANGUAGE
  • OTHER
  • SPECIAL

       

      The First full printing of the Zohar in North America.


       

    1. Rozenberg, Yehudah Yudl. ספר זהר תורה: הוא פרוש הזהר הקדוש על התורה SEFER ZOHAR TORAH: HU PERUSH HA-ZOHAR HA-KADUSH AL HA-TORAH. COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES. Montreal; The Rothchild Press, 1924-1927. First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 210 pages; 188+36 pages; 140+41 pages; 256 pages; 145 +26+14 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. First full printing of the Zohar in North America. Title translates to “The Zohar: The Zohar Interpretation of the Torah. ” The translation work was done by one of Canada’s prominent rabbis, Yehudah Yudl Rozenberg. Rabbi Rozenberg (1859–1935) was a very prominent Polish rabbi who wrote extensively on the Talmud, Torah, Kabbalah, and other aspects of Jewish life. This translation was a monumental achievement and was commended by the likes of Rav Kook and Rabbi Margolis. He is considered the originator of many aspects of the Golem legend, which he wrote about in “The Maharal and the Golem. ”) Brody, SUBJECTS: CABALA – KABBALAH. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide, and only one in Canada (UOttawa). Ex-library with usual markings. Backstrip rebacked with tape. Boards are minorly edgeworn. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-50-16) (ID #37705) $2000.00.
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      The First 20th Century Rabbinic Opinion on Birth Control

       

       

    3. Lauterbach, Jacob Zallel. TALMUDIC-RABBINIC VIEW ON BIRTH CONTROL [INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR]. [New York]: [Central Conference Of American Rabbis], 1927. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages; 23 cm. The First 20th Century Rabbinic Opinion on Birth Control. “Jacob Zallel Lauterbach (1873–1942) was an American Judaica scholar and author who served on the faculty of Hebrew Union College and composed responsa for the Reform movement in America. He specialized in Midrashic and Talmudical literature, and is best known for his landmark critical edition and English translation of the Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael. ” (Wikipeida, 2016) “The 1927 responsum of Rabbi Jacob Zallel Lauterbach permitted birth control. Jacob urges limitation of contraception because of the Jewish population crisis… He believes that women should be included in the commandment to procreate but does not approve of their exclusion from education and professional careers. ” (Jewish Women’s Archive) Lauterbach’s article was published two years before Ernst Gräfenberg’s IUD, and became more widely cited in Jewish Literature after oral contraceptives were made available in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. SUBJECT(S): Birth control (Jewish law). OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. None in New York City. This copy is inscribed by the author on the title page to JTS chancellor Louis Finkelstein, “To L. Finkelstein with the compliments of the author. ” Bottom corner is folded, and copy has some other edgewear as well. About good condition. (Women-3-2) (ID #37061) $500.00.
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      Do It Yourself Mikva'ot for the Canadian Wilderness

       

    5. Rozenberg [Rosenberg] Yehudah Yudl. ספר מקוה יהודה. MIKVEH [MIKVAH] YEHUDAH: … LA'ASOT BE-KHOL BAYIT MIKVEH KATAN.... Toronto: [The Author?], 1913?. 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 12mo, 31 pages. Includes facsimile; 18 cm. Title translates into English as "Mikveh Yehudah: To carry out in every Mikveh Katan..." The first non-liturgical Hebrew book published only in Canada (a Hebrew title, Derekh ha-shalom, published in both Toronto and New York appeared in 1910; Congregation Shearith Israel in Montreal published an order of prayer booklet in 1890 for the opening of a new Shul). Instructions on building a home-mikveh. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Friedberg, Mem-3382. Rabbi Rosenberg believed that there was no halachic barrier to using city water to build a small mikvah in one’s own home. This was also the opinion of Rabbi P. Horenblass of Warsaw in his approbation (dated 1913), a facsimile of which is included in the book. Rabbi Horenblass states that this idea should not be considered a reform, warning that “You should ignore the ‘Lashon Hara’ of ignorant lightheaded people who learn only to insult the real Talmidei Chachamim of this generation. ” Rabbi David Miller of Oakland espoused a similar point of view, though this view was not well received in Orthodox circles. Nevertheless, it would have been an important tool in small Jewish communities in Canada and the American West at the time. Rabbi Rosenberg arrived in Toronto in 1913 and move to Montreal in 1919. For a biography and appreciate of Rabbi Rosenberg’s personality, see N. Baumol, “Harav Yehudah (Yudel) Rosenberg, ” in Yovel Buch Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim, page 104-119. Probably published and distributed by Rabbi Rosenberg himself, as it includes his stamp on the final page. SUBJECT(S) Mikveh. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide (incorrectly dated as 1900), none in Canada. Corner and edge wear, no text affected, clear tape repairs to spine and some pages, Good Condition thus. Scarce and important. (KH-6-15) (ID #36553) $1000.00.
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      The First Work of Responsa published in America by an American Rabbi.

       

       

    7. Fried, Joseph Elijah; Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. ספר אהל יוסף : שאלות ותשובות SEFER OHEL YOSEF. OHEL JOSEPH: SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT `AL SHULHAN `ARUKH.... New York: A. H. Rosenberg, 1903. 4to. 80 pages. In Hebrew. Friedberg, Aleph-770; Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 590. The First Work of Responsa published in America by an American Rabbi. Contains many contributions from R. Yitzchak Elchanan of Kovno and the “Alter of Kelm, ” R. Simcha Zissel Ziv. The responsa depict the economic, social and religious conditions of the Jews of New York at the beginning of the 20th century. Addresses issues such as whether to allow Kohanim who were lax in their religious observance to recite the priestly blessings; the status of bread baked on the Sabbath in a bakery with Jewish employees; travel by ferry on the Sabbath; constructing a Sukah on a fire escape, etc. SUBJECT (S): Responsa – 1800-1900. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York Public Library, Stanford Univ, Univ of Texas-Austin). Very important work. A damaged copy in later boards sold at auction in 2006 for over USD 1400 (with commissions). Some edgewear to title and a few leaves, not affecting text, original boards rebacked, good condition. (AMR-18-9A) (ID #37667) $750.00.
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    9. Vital, Chaim [Hayyim Ben Joseph Vital]. שער הפסוקים; ספר הליקוטין SHAAR HA-PESUKIM; SEFER HA-LIKUTIN. Yerushalayim: Bi-Defus Yisrael Bek, 1863. First edition. Later Paper Wrappers, 4to, 316 pages, 33 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates as “Gate of the Verses”. Sha'ar HaPesukim is the fourth gate of the Shmonah She'arim as arranged and edited by the author's son, R. Shmuel Vital. According to the title-page here, the pre-publication manuscript of the Sepher HaLikutin existed in only one copy, held in the possession of R. Shalom Sharabi. Halevi, Jerusalem 91 (variant).The title and final page contain woodcuts of Jerusalem and Kever Rachel. Internally Very Good Condition. (HEB-49-12) (ID #37296) $400.00.
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    11. Ed. Benedictus Arias Montanus. BIBLIA HEBRAICA [ET] NOVUM TESTAMENTUM GRAECE [COMPLETE 5 VOLUME SET]. Leiden: Plantiniana Raphelengius, 1610-1613. First edition. Original vellum. 8vo, (60), 659. 763. 548. 344. 681 pages. 21cm. In Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Hebrew text of the Old Testament and Greek text of the Apocrypha and the New Testament, each with an interlinear Latin translation by Pagninus. Title pages with printer's device. Opening letter of each Book within decorative frame. I. Pentateuch II. Former Prophets and Chronicles. III Later Prophets and Psalms with Proverbs, Job and the Five Scrolls. IV Apocrypha. V New Testament. A reprint in a smaller format of Plantin's folio edition of 1584. SUBJECTS: Bible. New Testament -- Interlinear translations, Latin. Bible -- Interlinear translations. Bible. This edition is unknown to Darlow & Moule. Vinograd, Leiden 26. Lightly browned. Contemporary full vellum, light wear, inner hinge starting on volume V. (HEB-48-59) (ID #37131) $1700.00.
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    13. Ben-Volf, Aharon; Loewe, Joel. חמש מגילות HAMESH MEGILOT: IM TARGUM ASHKENAZI U-VEUR: SHIR HA-SHIRIM. MEGILLAT EICHA. MEGILLAT ESTHER. Berlin: Bi-Defus Hevrat Hinukh Naarim, 1788. First edition. Later boards. 8vo, 34, 42, 51 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Shir Ha-Shirim; Megillat Eicha; Megillat Esther. Loewe (1762-1802) was "a Hebrew writer, grammarian, and biblical exegete in the Moses Mendelssohn circle in Berlin. Born in Berlin, Loewe studied under Isaac Satanow and soon joined Mendelssohn's enlightenment movement. Together with Aharon Wolfsohn, he edited Ha-Me'assef, and was a frequent contributor to it. Mendelssohn helped him obtain a position as tutor in David Friedlaender 's household. In 1791, he was appointed principal of the Wilhelms-Schule in Breslau, serving in this capacity until his death. Loewe's major contribution is his introduction and commentary to Mendelssohn's German translation of Psalms, which includes a study on the structure and style of Hebrew poetry and on the history of ancient Jewish music. On the whole, he took an active part in Mendelssohn's Bible translation project, writing, in addition to his work on Psalms, commentaries to Ecclesiastes, Jonah, and with Wolfsohn, the Song of Songs. Loewe was the first Haskalah writer to publish original epigrams in the style of the Book of Proverbs, and was the first to translate the Passover Haggadah into German" (EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Bible. Five Scrolls -- Commentaries. Bible. Five Scrolls. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, Cambridge, Zurich), none east of California. Title page missing for Shir Ha-Shirim; other title pages present. Handwriting on Song of Song acknowledgements page. Edgewear to boards. Some foxing and staining to pages. Overall Good Condition. (RAB-35-8A) (ID #37008) $750.00.
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    15. Alshekh, Moses Ben Chaim [Alshekh Hakadosh]. קיצור אלשיך על התורה KITSUR ALSHEKH `AL HA-TORAH. Amsterdam: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Yetome Shelomoh Propes Kats, 1748. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 134 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Alshekh on the Torah. ” The Alshich (1508-1593) was born in the Ottoman Empire, and was the son of Hayyim Alshich. He is one of the few rabbis in Jewish history to receive the title of “Hakadosh. ” He later moved to Safed where he became a student of Rabbi Joseph Caro. His students included Rabbi Hayim Vital and Rabbi Yom Tov Tzahalon. CD 000120874. SUBJECTS: Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Wear to boards. Pages are wavy but otherwise Good Condition. (HEB-48-50) (ID #37529) $425.00.
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    17. [Yosef Athias]. SEFER BERESHIT [VOL. 1 OF 2 ONLY]. Amsterdam: Yosef Athias, 1660. Original gold gilt boards. 8vo. 622 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Joseph Atias was a “Printer and publisher; born in Spain, probably at Cordova, at the beginning of the seventeenth century; died at Amsterdam, May 12, 1700. … Athias' printing-establishment was one of the best equipped in Amsterdam. His wealth enabled him to lavish money on the cutting and casting of type, and to demand artistic work of his designers and die-sinkers. The edition of Maimonides' Yad ha-Hazakah, with ‘Lehem Mishneh, ’ 5 vols, Amsterdam, 1702-3, begun by Athias and completed after his death by his son Emanuel, is, as Steinschneider says, one of the most elegant and most admired products of the Hebrew press. ” – 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). In 1661 and 1667, he issued two editions of the Hebrew Bible. Though carefully printed, they contain a number of mistakes in the vowel points and the accents. But as they were based on the earlier editions compared with the best manuscripts, they were the foundation of all the subsequent editions. SUBJECTS: Tanakh – Torah- Hebrew Bible. OCLC lists one copy (Zentralbibliothek Zürich). Vinograd, Amsterdam 261. Front board is missing while back board is detached but present. Internally Very Good. (HEB-50-44) (ID #38281) $400.00.
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    19. Maimonides; Edrai, Yaakov. שחיטה SCHECHITAH [HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT CONTAINING UNPUBLISHED VARIANT]. Turkey (?), 1707 (15th Kislev). Original, old vellum-backed sheep. 4to; 72 leafs; 22cm. Handwritten manuscript. In Hebrew. The title translates to “Slaughtering” and refers to Maimonides writings on the laws petertaining to slaughtering animals. Handwritten manuscript written in square and semi-cursive scripts by scribe Yaakov Edrai. Contains three works pertaining to Maimonides’ Hilchoth Shechitah: 1) Rambams Laws of Schechita (pages 1-35) 2) Sheiloth Uteshuvoth (36-64) 3) Shir Leshivim Treifoth by David ben Shlomo Vital (alphabetical poem concerning the 70 types of treifoth) with a lengthy commentary. The section of Maimonides's Laws of Shechitah in the present manuscript contains a variant that does not appear in the published edition - a section entitled Chatzi Hasepher (f. 18a) David Vital, the author of the unusual poem, was a Spanish exile, who settled in Greece, first in Patras, and following the Turko-Venetian War of 1532, in Arta, where he was welcomed as a pre-eminent halachic authority. His most celebrated work, also written in poetic form, is Kether Torah (Constantinople, 1536) a rhymed summary of the 613 commandments in accordance with Maimonides enumeration. Signature of previous owner on first leaf. Final leaf contains notes on prayer. Boards are heavily worn with moth damage. Internally Very Clean. (HEB-48-56) (ID #37127) $750.00.
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      Rabbi David Zvi Hoffman's Copy, inscribed to him by the author

       

    21. Ibn Taymiyyah, Taqi Ad-Din Ahmad; Wiesel, Heinrich [Hoffman, David Zvi, Rabbi]. DAS BUCH DES FROMMEN WORTES, GEBETE DER MOHAMMEDANER; DIE 18 ERSTAN CAPITAL [RABBI DAVID ZVI HOFFMAN’S COPY, INSCRIBED TO HIM BY THE AUTHOR]. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1914. 1st German Edition of a work by Ibn Taymiyyah. 8vo. 60, [xxxi] pages. Inscribed to Hoffman by the author (Wiesel) on the title page. In German and Arabic. Title translates into English as, “The Book of Religious Word. Islamic Prayer. The First 18 Chapters. ” This is the first translation of Ibn Tyamiyyah into German. Includes the original Arabic and an introduction in German by Heinrich Wiesel. “Taqi ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah … known as Ibn Taymiyyah (1263 – 1328) was a Islamic scholar, theologian and logician. He lived during the troubled times of the Mongol invasions, much of the time in Damascus. He was a member of the school founded by Ahmad ibn Hanbal and is considered by his followers, along with Ibn Qudamah, as one of the two most significant proponents of Hanbalism. In the modern era, his adherents often refer to the two as ‘the two sheikhs’ and Ibn Taymiyyah in particular as ‘Sheikh ul-Islam. ’ (He) sought the return of Sunni Islam to what he viewed as earlier interpretations of the Qur'an and the Sunnah, and is considered to have had considerable influence in contemporary Wahhabism, Salafism, and Jihadism. He is renowned for his fatwa issued against the Mongol rulers declaring jihad by Muslims against them compulsory, on the grounds that they did not follow Sharia and as such were not Muslim… His teachings had a profound influence on Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and other later Wahabi scholars. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This copy belongd to Rabbi David Zvi Hoffman. “Hoffman (1843 – 1921) was an Orthodox Rabbi and Torah Scholar. Born in Verbó in 1843, he attended various Yeshivas in his native town before he entered the college at Pressburg, from which he graduated in 1865… His rabbinical training was at the hands of Moshe Schick and Azriel Hildesheimer. Shortly after obtaining his degree, he became employed as a teacher in Samson Raphael Hirsch's Realschule school in Frankfurt am Main, and in 1873 moved to Berlin to join the faculty of the Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin where he eventually became rector in 1899 after the death of Azriel Hildesheimer… Hoffman was the leading authority on traditional halakha (Jewish law) in Germany in his lifetime… He was also known for his efforts to disprove the Documentary Hypothesis, as expressed by the Graf-Wellhausen theory, with his arguments presented in the work Die wichtigsten Instanzen gegen die Graf-Wellhausensche Hypothese…” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Islam -- Prayers and devotions. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Water damage throughout but text is still very readable. Title page is torn with one word effected. About good condition. (SPEC-42-8) (ID #37057) $500.00.
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    23. Joseph Ben Gorion, Ha-Kohen. J. S.; James Howell; Thomas Fuller; Abraham Ben David Ibn Daud, Halevi. THE WONDERFUL, AND MOST DEPLORABLE HISTORY OF THE LATER TIMES OF THE JEWS: WITH THE DESTRUCTION OF THE CITY OF JERUSALEM. WHICH HISTORY BEGINS WHERE THE HOLY SCRIPTURES DO END. London: Printed For William Thackeray In Duck-Lane, Near Smith-Field, 1678. Original boards. 8vo, English Book Book [18], 376, [12], 3 leaves of plates (1 folded): ports. Written pseudonymously by a writer who become associated with the original Josephus Flavius and Josippon. The author claims to have been born during the time of Julius Ceaser and his histories extend far beyond a normal human lifespan. Indeed, Joseph ben Gorion is also credited with authoring the Josippon. This history, however, has a distinctly fatalistic tone to it. Ben Gorion writes of the Jews that “their untractable and stubborn rebellious hearts, the defiling of the Temple, the violation of the Tombs of the dead, with other acts of profaneness and sacrilege, did them more mischief than the Roman Rams, or any other destructive engines of war especially, the rejecting and crucifying of the Lord of life, for nothing ever throve with them more. Soon after this, their land became a stage of blood and all kinds of barbarisms. Their so renowned city, their Temple and Sanctum Sanctorum, so famed over all the earth, were made level with the ground… From that time to this day, it is well known what runagates and land-loopers they have been up and down in the world…” Fitting then that a young David Grun would decide to cast off his emasculating, diasporic last name while adopting “Ben Gorion” instead, becoming the Zionist leader, David Ben Gurion. (Wiki, Millman 1866) SUBJECTS: Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. -- Early works to 1800. Jews. Early works. History. OCLC lists two copies of this edition worldwide (UManchester and Huntington Lib.). A beautiful copy with minor shelf wear to boards. All fold-outs and illustrations are in perfect condition. Internally clean and crisp. (HEB-48-48) (ID #37113) $700.00.
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    25. [Manasseh Ben Israel ].משניות: חלק שני נזיקים דקשים טהורות MISHNAYOT: HELEK SHENI NEZEKIM KEDOSHIM TEHUROT. Amsterdam: Manasseh Ben Israel, 1631. Contemporary boards. 8vo. 156, 154, 152, 113 pages. 15 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Mishna: Part II. ” One of Menasseh ben Israel’s first publications and the second edition of the Mishna ever to be published in Amsterdam. Manasseh (Menasseh) Ben Israel (1604-1657), was an "Amsterdam scholar, printer and diplomat. Manasseh…. Became a member of the Hevrah for Talmud Torah at the age of 12, began to frequent the yeshivot when he was 14, made his first public oration in Portuguese when he was 15, and at 17 wrote his first book, Safah Berurah, a grammatical work (unpublished and known from two manuscripts). … His extraordinarily extensive knowledge in the theological rather than the talmudic sphere and his linguistic abilities made him a forerunner of the Jewish scholars of the 19th century who attempted to present Judaism in a sympathetic manner acceptable to the Christian world. He founded the earliest Jewish Hebrew printing press in Amsterdam (1626), where he continued to publish works in Hebrew, Yiddish, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese (and some in Dutch or English) for the remainder of his life.....The first part of his [Menasseh's] Conciliador (1632, in Spanish; 1633 in a Latin translation by Dionysius Vossius), reconciling apparently discordant biblical passages, gained him a great reputation in Christian circles (the remaining three parts appeared in Spanish only, 1641–51)....The Manasseh b. Israel press, which was not always in his own hands, published about 80 titles. For these works, as well as his synagogue sermons (at which gentile scholars and notables were often present), he was regarded in the world of scholarship as the leading representative of Hebrew learning. In May 1642 he was honored to deliver an official address of welcome to Queen Henrietta Maria of England, her daughter Mary, and their hosts Stadtholder Frederick Henry and his son William (II) in the Portuguese synagogue at the Houtgracht" (Roth & Offenberg in EJ, 2007). SUBJECTS: Mishnah -- Commentaries. Mishnah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Vinograd, Amsterdam 28. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (Yale and Cambridge). Some pages have been repaired. Handwritten inscriptions in tiny handwriting on title page. Previous owner’s stamp on title page. Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-41) (ID #38278) $800.00.
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    27. Eger, Akiva Moses Guens [Güns] [Gerondi, Nissim Ben Reuben]. ספר חדושי הר”ן על מסכת בבא מציעא...וגם חדושי תורה HIDUSHE HA-RAN: `AL MASEKHET BAVA METSI`A... VE-GAM HIDUSHE TORAH. Dyhernfurth: Gedrukt Bay H. Varshoyer, 1822. First edition. Later boards. 8vo [208] pages; 20 cm. In Hebrew. Rabbi Akiva Eger, or Akiva Güns (1761-1837) was one of the most outstanding, Rabbinic leaders of his time. His responsa, novellae and sermons enjoyed unprecedented praise and respect, and are to this day assiduously consulted by all Jews, universally. Title translates to “Innovations of Nissim of Gerona on Tractate Bava Metsi’a. ” Nissim ben Reuven (1320-1376) was a Catalonian talmudist and halakhic authority who is often considered one of the last talmudic scholars of medieval Spain. Much of his work has dealt with the commentary of other rishonim. At a certain point, Nissim began writing a commentary on the talmud, though much of it was lost or remains in manuscript form. (EJ) Vinograd: Dyhernfurt, 524. Subject: Talmud. Avodah zarah -- Commentaries. Talmud. Avodah zarah. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good+ Condition. Important work with important association. (HEB-48-38) (ID #37103) $1000.00.
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    29. Heschel, Abraham Joshua. A CONCISE DICTIONARY OF HEBREW PHILOSOPHICAL TERMS. Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College, 1941. 4to. 86 leaves. 28 cm. First edition. Later boards. Terms in Hebrew, definitions in English. "Mimeographed for use in the philosophy classes of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. " This grammar of Hebrew terms with English definitions was compiled “to offer the English equivalents of the medieval philosophical vocabulary including the most important philosophical terms of the Hebrew literature of modern times. It is designed as a concise dictionary, not as an encyclopaedic compendium…It is designed primarily for us of the students of the Hebrew Union College, and its scope is entirely pedagogical. ” Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972), “scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow); on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Jewish philosophy -- Terminology. Hebrew language -- Terms and phrases. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- English. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Very good + condition. Scarce. (DREYFUS-6-11A) (ID #37560) $150.00.
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    31. Morais, Sabato; Julius H Greenstone; Samuel David Luzzatto. ITALIAN HEBREW LITERATURE. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1926. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VI, 244 pages. 24 cm. First separate edition. With essays on the writings of Shabbetai Donnolo, Nathan Ben Yehiel, Immanuel of Rome, Elias del Medigo, Azariah de Rossi, David Nieto, Samuel David Luzzatto, Philoxene Luzzatto; biographical sketches of Samuel Alatri, Isaac Artom, Allesandro Malvano, etc. By Sabato Morais; edited by Julius H. Greenstone; with a foreword by Henry S. Morais. Includes "A critical and hermeneutical introduction to the Pentateuch, " by S. D. Luzzatto: p. [93]-152. The author, Sabato Morais was an “American rabbi; born at Leghorn, Italy, April 13, 1823; died at Philadelphia Nov. 11, 1897. The Morais family came originally from Portugal, being probably among the large number of Jews who fled thence from the Inquisition. At the time of Sabato's birth Italy was in the thick of her great struggle for freedom … he formed a close friendship with Joseph Mazzini; and that patriot's struggle for Italian freedom was warmly seconded by Morais. … In 1850, owing to the withdrawal of Isaac Leeser, the pulpit of the Mickve Israel congregation at Philadelphia, Pa, became vacant, and Morais was an applicant for the post. He arrived in Philadelphia on March 17, 1851, and was elected April 13 following, the synagogue services in the interval being conducted by him. … When, in 1867, Maimonides College was established in Philadelphia, Morais was made professor of the Bible and of Biblical literature; and he held the chair during the six years that the college existed. For a number of years thereafter he felt the urgent need of an institution for the training of Jewish ministers on historical and traditional lines; and the declarations of the Pittsburg Conference in 1885 urged him to immediate action. After a considerable agitation of the subject he succeeded, in conjunction with a few others, in establishing (Jan, 1886) the Jewish Theological Seminary at New York. He was at once made president of the faculty and professor of Bible, holding both posts until his death. Unquestionably the establishment of the seminary constitutes Morais' most lasting influence upon Judaism in America. The directors of that body have fittingly recognized his memory by naming the chair of Biblical literature and exegesis ‘the Sabato Morais professorship. ’ In 1887 the University of Pennsylvania conferred upon him the honorary degree of doctor of laws, he being the first Jew so honored by that institution. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Hebrew literature - Italy. Jews - Italy - Biography. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with usual markigns. Binding repaired. Good condition. (BIBLIOG-33-50B) (ID #37317) $75.00.
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    33. Melukatim `al Yede... Shim`on Ve-Yitshak Kats. חסרונות הש"ס – חותמת וכ"י רבי יצחק אונא KUNTRES LE-MALOT HESRONOT HA-SHAS. MAAMARIM... MI-SHAS...: [WITH] HESRONOT HA-MAHARSHA. [Konigsberg]: [Publisher Not Identified], 1860. 1st edition. Period Boards, 12mo, 108, 36 pages; 18 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates roughly as “An Essay on Omissions of the Talmud. ” An attempt to overcome the sections omitted because of Christian censorship of Hebrew books. These include Rashi's commentary, additions, Maharsha and other commentators. In order to evade censors, this book was printed without a print of a place for obvious reasons. At the end of the introduction the author’s name is alluded to but not stated, again, in order to avoid the censors. And underground publication from the mid-19th Century. Other Titles: Hesronot ha-Shas; Hesronot ha-Maharsha. A copy recently sold for over USD 240 at auction in SUBJECT (S): Talmud -- text criticism. Talmud Censorship. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud -- Criticism, Textual. OCLC lists 8 institutions with copies worldwide. Ex-library, usual marks, very good condition. (rab-61-1) (ID #36609) $200.00.
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    35. Gross, Henri. GALLIA JUDAICA; DICTIONNAIRE GOGRAPHIQUE DE LA FRANCE D'APRS LES SOURCES RABBINIQUES. Paris, L. Cerf, 1897. 1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. [x], 766 pages; 25 cm. In French. 1st Edition of Gross’ Landmark Work in Very Good Condition. “Heinrich Gross, writing also as Henri Gross (1835 — 1910), was a German rabbi. He was a pupil in rabbinical literature of Judah Aszod… After graduating from the Breslau seminary and from the University of Halle… he was engaged as private teacher by Baron Horace Günzburg at Paris. During a residence of two years in that city Gross collected in the Bibliothèque Nationale the material for his work Gallia Judaica. In 1869 he went to Berlin, where he associated much with Leopold Zunz, whose methods of research he admired and adopted. In 1870 he was called to the rabbinate of Gross-Strelitz, Silesia. From 1875 he was rabbi of Augsburg. Gross's activity in the domain of literary history, especially of that of the French Jews of the Middle Ages, was extensive. His Gallia Judaica (Paris, 1897), which deals with the medieval geography and literary history of the Jews of France, became a standard work. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- France. Hebrew literature -- History and criticism. Laid-in is, “Les Juifs de Paris de 1755-1759.” Includes a list of notable french Jews edited by Léon Kahn, and with an introduction from Israel Lévi (pages 120-145 from Revue des Études Juives (REJ, XXXXIV, 1904). Also laid in are 4 period maps of France clipped from an English newspaper and an invoice for the book from a 1947 purchase. Pages are bright and clear. Boards are worn but still a remarkably good copy of Gross’ important book. (FR-3-1) (ID #38237) $200.00.
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    37. Deutschländer, Leo. BIBLISCH-TALMUDISCHE SENTENZEN UND MOTIVE IN DER WELTLITERATUR. Frankfurt A. M.; [J. Kauffmann], 1931. First separate edition. Original Wraps. 8vo. 73 pages. 24 cm. Offprint. In German. 'Biblical-Talmudic sentences and motifs in World Literature. ' "Sonderdruck aus: Festschrift für Jacob Rosenheim. " Collections of excerpts from 'world literature' which directly or indirectly cite or paraphrase passages in the Talmud and Bible; including excerpts from Kant, Machiavelli, Pascal, Shakespeare, Dante, Schiller, Goethe, Cervantes, Carlyle, etc. The author, Leo Deutschlander (1888–1935), was an “educationist and writer. Born in Berlin, he became head of Jewish education in Lithuania during World War I, first as appointee of the German occupation authorities. He was co-founder of the first Orthodox secondary school Yavneh in Kaunas (Kovno). When director of the Keren ha-Torah of Agudat Israel, he helped Sara Schnirer to develop the Beth Jacob Orthodox girls' education network, mainly in Poland, and headed its Teachers Training College for women in Cracow. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Talmud in literature. Bible - In literature. OCLC lists 10 copies. Mild edgewear. Minimal staining and pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight toning to pages. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-33A) (ID #38126) $30.00.
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    39. Zuri, Jacob Samuel. RABBI JOCHANAN, DER ERSTE AMORER GALILAS [RABBI HIRSCH PEREZ CHAJES’ COPY WITH STAMP]. Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1918. 1st Edition. Period Boards 8vo. 176 pages; 22 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Rabbi Johanna bar Nappaha: the Amoraim of Galilee. ” Contents: 1. T. Persnliches -- 2. T. Religises -- 3. T. Individuelles und soziales -- 4. T. Wissenschaftliches und literarisches -- 5. T. Tiberias. Johanan bar Nappaha (180–279 CE) was a rabbi in the early era of the Talmud. Zuri (1884-1943) made substantial contribution to the study of talmudic history and law. (encyclopedia.org) SUBJECT(S): Johanan ben Nappaha. Talmud. OCLC & Worldcat list 28 holdings worldwide. Laid in un-opened envelope addressed to the Librarian at Jews’ college in 1947. Inscription on title page. Stamped from Rabbi Hirsch Perez Chajes’ personal library. Otherwise clear. Some toning and slight foxing. About very good condition. (GER-58-57) (ID #38202) $125.00.
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    41. Neusner, Jacob. A Life of Rabban Yohanan Ben Zakkai, Ca. 1-80 C. E. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1962. Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews - History - To 70 A. D. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-Library with minimal markings. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-17B). (ID #37416) $55.00.
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    43. (Sw) Zimmels, H. J. RABBI DAVID IBN ABI SIMRA (RDBS): EIN BEITRAG ZUR KULTURGESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN DER TURKEI IM 16. JAHRHUNDERT AUF GRUND SEINER GUTACHTEN. Breslau, Druck Th. Schatzky, 1932. Half cloth; 8vo. 60 pages; 23.5 cm. In German. Text on title page "1. Teil. Leben und Lebenswerk; " however, no more published. Includes bibliographical references. Zimmels, a rabbi and scholar, "lectured from 1929 to 1933 at the Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar, Breslau, and from 1934 to 1939 was rabbi of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, Vienna. Zimmels left Austria for England after the Nazi Anschluss in 1938 and in 1944 was appointed lecturer in Bible, Talmud, and Jewish history at Jews' College London. He became director of studies in 1961, and was principal 1964-69." (Alexander Tobias, EJ) SUBJECT(S): David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, fl. 1513-1573. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Slight toning. Minimal pencil markings that do not not affect text. Very minimal edgewear. Very good + condition. (SW-5-22A) (ID #38127) $35.00.
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    45. Kreppel, J. [Jonas]. RABBI JAKOB ASCHKENAZY (DIE HEIMKEHR DES TOTGEGLAUBTEN); HISTORISCHE ERZHLUNG AUS DEN TAGEN BOGDAN CHMIELNITZKYS (1648-49) [INCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR]. Wien: Verlag "das Buch”, 1927. 1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 12mo. 85 pages; 16 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Rabbi Jakob Aschkenazy (The Return of the Dead); Historical Narrative from the Days of Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1648-49). ” “Rabbi Jacob ben Isaac Ashkenazi (1550–1625), of Janów (near Lublin, Poland), was the author of the Tseno Ureno, sometimes called the "Women's Bible", a Yiddish-language prose work written in c.1590s whose structure parallels the weekly portions of the Pentateuch and Haftorahs used in Shabbat services. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) “Jonas Kreppel (1874- 1940) was an Austrian-Jewish writer and journalist whose works were published in German, Yiddish, Hebrew and Polish…From 1914, Jonas Kreppel became a political publicist. He published a private weekly newspaper, ‘The Jewish Correspondence’ (1915-1920) as well as books and pamphlets. After the collapse of the K. And K. Monarchy, Jonas Kreppel turned his gaze to the Republican ‘German Austria’ and defended its independence against the German Reich, especially after 1933… In 1935, Jonas Kreppel published anti-Hitler material warning against … the foreign policy demands of Nazi Germany… This document was used by the Nazis put on the ‘list of harmful and undesirable writings’… Kreppel was arrested after the annexation of Austria in May 1938, and imprisoned in the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps before he was killed in 1940.” (Wikipedia, 2016) Named Person: Aschkenazy, Jakob -- Fiction. OCLC + Worldcat list 12 copies worldwide. Inscribed in Hebrew by Kreppel on the title page. Wrappers are worn, with foxing and slight water damage. Inside pages toning but clear with very little wear. Overall about very good condition. (GER-58-62a) (ID #38243) $125.00.
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    47. Jewish Association For The Diffusion Of Religious Knowledge; Friedlander, Michael. SABBATH READINGS VOL. X [Including: “The Life of Ibn Ezra. ”]. London: P. Vallentine, 1910. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers Inside Protective Boards. 8vo. 17 pages; 21 cm. In English. Includes a 6 page paper by Michael Friedlander titled, “The Life of Ibn Ezra. ” “Michael Friedländer (1833 –1910) was an Orientalist and principal of Jews' College, London. He is best known for his English translation of Maimonides' Guide to the Perplexed, which was the most popular such translation until the more recent work of Shlomo Pines, and still remains in print. ” This brief history was published one year before Friedlander’s widely influential four volume work, “The Commentary of Ibn Ezra on Isaiah” and was Friedlander’s first published work about the legendary medieval scholar. Some foxing. Wrappers are separated from the contents. Creased, with small tear at the bottom of most pages; no text effected. Text is bright and very readable. About good condition. (SPEC-42-33) (ID #37348) $100.00.
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    49. Kahana (Kohane), Abraham. ISRAEL BAAL-SCHEM UND ELIA WILNA: EINE GESCHICHTLICHE DARSTELLUNG IHRES LEBENS UND WIRKENS. Mähr. -Ostrau, R. Färber, 1931. First edition. Original orange paper wrappers. 8vo. 75 pages; 23 cm. Written in German. Title translates to “Israel Baal-Shem and Elijah Wilna: a Historical Account of Their Life and Work. ” Divided into two parts, “Israel Baal-Schem” and “Der Gaon von Wilna” with smaller chapters within each. Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezer, “often called Baal Shem Tov or Besht, was a Jewish mystical rabbi. He is considered to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism” (Wikipedia, 2016). Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, “known as the Vilna Gaon or Elijah of Vilna, or by his Hebrew acronym HaGra or Elijah Ben Solomon, was a Talmudist, halakhist, kabbalist, and the foremost leader of the mitnagdic (non-hasidic) Jewry of the past few centuries” (Wikipedia, 2016). He strongly opposed Hasidism. Abraham Kahana was a biblical scholar and historian who authored many works. Includes loose paper from publishers before title page. SUBJECT(S): Baal Shem Tov, Vilna Gaon, Hasidism, Mitnagdim. OCLC and WorldCat list 23 holdings worldwide. Minimal stains. Slight toning to pages. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good + condition. (GER-51-14) (ID #38048) $100.00.
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    51. Guenzig, Ezriel. רבי אברהם אבולאפיא : חייו שטתו והלך נפשו RABI AVRAHAM ABULAFYA : ḤAYAṾ, SHIṬATO ṾE-HELEKH NAFSHO Krako (Krakow): Bi-Defus Shel Y. Fisher, 1904. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 34 pages; 25 cm. In Hebew. With title pages in both Hebrew and German. Title translates into English as, “Abraham Abulafia: His Life and Works. ” A very early work the Abraham Abulafia, and possibly the first published work that focused specifically on Abulafia’s biography. “Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia (was) the founder of the school of ‘Prophetic Kabbalah’, was born in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1240, and is assumed to have died sometime after 1291, following a stay on the small and windswept island of Comino, the smallest of the three inhabited islands that make up the Maltese archipelago…. Abulafia's subterranean influence is evident in the large number of manuscripts of his major meditation manuals that flourished down to the present day until all his works were finally published in Mea Shearim in Jerusalem during the 1990s. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) OCLC list 10 copies worldwide. Binding repaired. German cover page is torn with a few words effected, Hebrew cover page in tact. Some wear and a few folds to inside pages but overall in good condition. (GER-58-65) (ID #38267) $125.00.
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    53. Moses Ben Solomon, Of Salerno; Simon, Stanislaus. MOSE BEN SALOMO VON SALERNO UND SEINE PHILOSOPHISCHEN AUSEINANDERSETZUNGEN MIT DEN LEHREN DES CHRISTENTUMS [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. Ohlau I. Schl, H. Eschenhagen, 1931. First edition. Original green paper wrappers. 8vo. 86, xx pages; 22 cm. 10 word inscription written and signed by the author, Stanislaus Simon. Written in German. Title translates to “Moses ben Solomon of Salerno and His Philosophical Debates with the Teachings of Christianity. ” A doctoral dissertation. Divided into two parts with smaller sections within them. Includes both the German and Hebrew texts of “Einwendungen” by Moses ben Solomon. Moses ben Solomon of Salerno was an “Italian philosopher and commentator of the thirteenth century…. His work is mainly a paraphrase, the technical terms being translated into Italian” (JewishEncyclopedia.com, 2016). SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Christianity, Apologetic works. Some edgewear and rubbing. Minimal pencil marks that do not affect text. Slight toning and minimal staining. Very good condition. (GER-51-35). (ID #38120) $100.00.
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    55. Levenstam, Mordecai [Lowenstamm] [Rabbi Mordecai Ben Aryeh Leib Levenstam]. מספד מר MISPED MAR... `AL MOT HOTNI... MIKHAEL SHIM`ON MAI. Bresloi [Breslau]: Bi-Defus David Shklover, 1833. First edition. 8vo. 40 pages; 18 cm. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Title translates roughly to “A Bitter Eulogy” and refers to the author's father-in-law, Rabbi Michael Shimon May. Eulogy for Rabbi Michael Shimon Mai by his son-in-law Rabbi Mordecai ben Aryeh Leib Levenstam. The title page begins by stating that the eulogy is given with a bitter heart, on the taking of the aron of God, on the passing of his son-in-law, the rav, gaon, the well known zaddik, the pious Rabbi Michael Shimon Mai, who, together with his brother, the gaon Rabbi Joseph Hirsch, was the author of Hiddushei Haghot on the Arba’a Turim, printed in Vienna. The date of his passing was Wednesday, 11 Sivan and he was buried amidst great weeping and mourning on Tursday, 12 Sivan 593 (1833). There are kinot and then the eulogy, in Hebrew at the top of the page and, below it in Judeo-German. From page 38 to the end, in order that the pages not be left blank, a brief commentary on Lamentations was also added. The author, son of Rabbi Aryeh Leib Lowenstamm of Rotterdam, is known for his polemic against Abraham Geiger and the Reform Movement entitled "Kethav Yosher" (Breslau, 1838). Vinograd, Breslau 193. SUBJECTS: Jewish funeral sermons. Eulogies. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Good+ Condition. (HEB-49-9) (ID #37239) $300.00.
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    57. Back, Samuel. R. MEÏR BEN BARUCH AUS ROTHENBURG: SEIN LEBEN UND WIRKEN, SEINE SCHICKSALE UND SCHRIFTEN; GEDENKSCHRIFT ZUR SECHSHUNDERTSTEN JAHRESWENDE SEINES TODES. Frankfurt A. M, Kauffmann, 1895. First edition. Later black boards. 8vo. VII, 112 pages; 22.5 cm. Written in German with Hebrew textual passages. Title translates to “Rabbi Meir ben Baruch from Rothenburg: His Life and Work, His Fate and Writings; a Memorial to the Six Hundredth Anniversary of His Death. ” Divided into multiple chapters. Very extensive footnotes. Rabbi Meir ben Baruch of Rothenburg “was a German Rabbi and poet, a major author of the tosafot on Rashi’s commentary on the Talmud. He is also known as Meir ben Baruch, the Maharam of Rothenburg” (Wikipedia, 2016). He lived from about 1215-1293, and although he did not write a major work, he wrote “many notes, commentaries, expositions, and poems-as well as 1, 500 responsa. His disciple the Rosh (Rabbi Asher ben Jehiel) codified much of his teaching” (Wikipedia, 2016). Blue marbled foredge. SUBJECT(S): Rabbi Meir ben Baruch, Rabbinic Literature. Some edgewear and rubbing. Library stamps and some stains. Slight browning to pages. Minimal pencil markings that somewhat affect text. Good + condition. (GER-51-23) (ID #38057) $45.00.
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    59. Lewin, M. WO WÄREN DIE “ZEHN STÄMME ISRAELS” ZU SUCHEN? NACH QUELLEN DARGESTELLT. Frankfurt A. M.: J. Kauffmann, 1901. First edition. Original green paper wrappers. 8vo. 141 pages; 22 cm. In German with some Hebrew. Title translates to “Where Would the ‘Ten Tribes of Israel’ be sought? According to Sources. ” SUBJECT (S): Lost tribes of Israel. OCLC lists 22 holdings worldwide. Significant edgewear. Wrappers repaired, piece missing from bottom left corner of front wrapper that does not affect text. Minimal pencil markings that barely affect text. Publisher information pasted on page over original publisher information (presumably to correct error). Minimal stains and rubbing. Fair condition. (GER-51-69) (ID #38320) $75.00.
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    61. Brandenburg, Erich. DIE FELSARCHITEKTUR BEI JERUSALEM. Kirchhain N-L.: Druck Von M. Schmersow, 1926. Half Cloth. 8vo. 303 pages; 24 cm. Written in German. Title translates to “The Felsen [stone] Architecture in Jerusalem. ” Includes several diagrams, blueprints, and illustrations of architecture. SUBJECT (S): Masonry-Building-Palestine-Antiquities. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Loose cover wrappers with front and back pages completely separated and spine gone. Significant edgewear. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight toning. Fair condition. (GERN-8-14A). (ID #38131) $30.00.
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    63. Jastrow, Morris, Jr, 1861-1921. THE RELIGION OF BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA. Boston: Ginn & Co, 1898. 1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. [xi], 780 pages; 21 cm. In English. Second volume published in the Handbooks on the History of Religions series edited by Jastrow. “Morris Jastrow, Jr, (1861 – 1921) was a Polish-born American orientalist and librarian associated with the University of Pennsylvania… He was born in Warsaw, Poland, and came to Philadelphia in 1866 when his father, Marcus Jastrow, a renowned Talmudic scholar, accepted a position as Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Shalom. He was educated in the schools of Philadelphia, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1881. His original intention was to become a rabbi. For this purpose, he carried on theological studies at the Jewish Seminary of Breslau in Germany while pursuing the study of Semitic languages at German universities. He traveled to Europe and studied at the University of Leipzig, where he received his Ph. D. In 1884… He joined the University of Pennsylvania in 1885 as an instructor of Semitic languages, and became professor of Semitic languages in 1891. In 1888, he became a librarian at the University of Pennsylvania, becoming librarian-in-chief in 1898.” (Wikipeida, 2016) OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. No holdings in New York or Philadelphia. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and Usual Markings. Front Hinge Starting. Back page torn with no text effected. Inside pages are very clean. Good+ Condition (AMR-48-25) (ID #37388) $35.00.
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    65. Tohar, Vered. אברהם בכבשן האש : מרד בעולם פגאני AVRAHAM BE-KHIVSHAN HA-ESH: MERED BE-`OLAM PAGANI. ABRAHAM IN THE FURNACE OF FIRE: A REBEL IN A PAGAN WORLD. Ramat-Gan: Universtat Bar-Ilan, 2010. 1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 199 pages; 25 cm. In Hebrew, with an English Title Page and Table of contents also in English. This book focuses on the revolution in religion begun by Abraham by shifting from paganism to monotheism and looks at the different gods that were worshipped in the ancient Middle East. Very good condition. (SPEC-42-3) (ID #37047) $100.00.
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    67. Scheftelowitz, I. (Isidor). DIE ALTPERSISCHE RELIGION UND DAS JUDENTUM: UNTERSCHIEDE ÜBERSTIMMUNGEN UND GEGENSEITIGE BEEINFLUSSUNGEN. Giessen, A. Töpelmann, 1920. 1st Edition. Modern boards. 8vo, 240 pages (viii), 23 cm. In German. Title translates to, “The Ancient Persian Religion and Judaism. ” “Isidor Isaac Sheftelowitz (1875-1934) was a German… folklorist and rabbi… in Cologne … From 1923 to 1933 he was honorary professor in Cologne. In 1933 he received lecture ban and emigrated to England, where he (taught at) the University of Oxford. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Zoroastrianism. Judaism -- Relations -- Zoroastrianism. Interfaith relations. University sticker an expected edgewear. Good condition. (Ger-50-12) (ID #36744) $85.00.
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    69. May, Benjamin; Levy, Josef. DIE PSALMEN. Frankfurt A. M. (Rödelheim): Druck U. Verlag Von M. Lehrberger, 1915. 1st Edition. Period Black Boards. 32mo. [187], 224 pages; 12 cm. In Hebrew and German. Title translates into English as, “The Psalms.” SUBJECT (S): Bible. Psalms. Paper browning but overall good+ condition. (GER-58-31) (ID #37748) $35.00.
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    71. Moseh Hayim Ben Ya`aqov Hayim Luzato. לישרים תהלה: שיר ידידות ליום חתונת... LE-YESARIM TEHILAH: SHIR YEDIDUT LE-YOM HATUNAT. Berlin: Bi-Defus Hevrat Hinuk, 1799. Later Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 69, pages. 18cm. In Hebrew. Le-Yesharim Tehilah. Vinograd Berlin 465. Originally published only 50 copies of this morality play in celebration of the marriage of his friend R. Ya'akov de Chaves, to give to the bride and groom and to their relatives. In his introduction to the second edition (Berlin, 1780), the publisher R. Shlomo Dubna writes: "… This book was printed by the author himself in Amsterdam, in 1743 and he only printed 50 copies that were all brought to the libraries of Sephardi wealthy individuals in Amsterdam. Therefore, he who seeks the book cannot find it unless he pays a large sum, therefore I have reprinted it. ” SUBJECTS: Hebrew prose – Kabbalah – Psalms – Rabbinics. OCLC lists two copies (both in the Netherlands) Light Wear, Very Good Condition (RAB-60-23A) (ID #38341) $250.00.
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    73. Euchel, Isaac Abraham; Shpits, Tsevi Hirsh Segal; Shpits, Avraham Segal; Shelomoh Ibn Melekh.; Rashi; Abendana, Jacob. MISHLE: `IM BEUR VE-TARGUM ASHKENAZI KAASHER NIDPAS BE-K.K BERLIN UBE-VIN... GAM PE[RUSH]RASHI VE-SEFER MIKHLAL YOFI `IM TOSEFET LEKET SHIKHEHAH ASHER HOSIF `ALAV... YA`AKOV ABENDANAH. Offenbach: Bi-Defus Tsevi Hirsh U-Veno Avraham Segal Shpits, 1805. First edition. Original leather bound boards. 8vo, [1], 13, 142 leaves.21cm. Published by Hirsch Spitz printing press, which operated until 1832, when competition from Roedelheim became too intense. Contains SUBJECTS: Bible. Proverbs -- Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Vinograd: Offenbach, 165. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Some light staining on title page. Red tape repair to binding and edges. Writing in pencil on notes page. Internally Very Clean. Overall Good- Condition. (HEB-48-46) (ID #37111) $120.00.
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    75. Moshe Yitshaq Ben Shmuel Ashkenazi.הואיל משה: חמש מגילות וספר משלי מבוארים עברית HOIL MOSHE: HAMESH MEGILOT VE-SEFER MISHLE MEVUARIM IVRIT. Livorno: Israel Kushta, 1880. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 156 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to "Ho'il Moshe: The Five Scrolls and Proverbs with Hebrew Annotations. " Published as part of a series of expositions on the books of the Bible. The volumes were published between 1870 and 1892. R. Moses Isaac ben Samuel Ashkenazi (Tedeschi, Tedesco, 1821–1898) was a translator and teacher. He was born in Trieste and, for most of his life, was engaged in teaching except for a short period (1861) when he served as a rabbi of Spoleto. During his 34 years as a teacher he compiled his Ho'il Moshe, consisting of expositions of most of the books of the Bible (published between 1870 and 1892). This commentary was based both upon traditional commentaries and the modern commentaries from the era of Mendelssohn to Samuel David Luzzatto (with whom he was on friendly terms). SUBJECTS: Proverbs. No copies of this edition on OCLC. CD-000121559. Pages are brittle. Minor wear to boards. Good Condition thus. (HEB-50-35) (ID #38271) $100.00.
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    77. Margolis, G. Wolf. ספר חרוזי מרגליות: כולל דרושים לעתים מזומנים ודברי חפץ לענינים שונים. HARUZE MARGALIYOT [PART TWO ONLY]. New York: Rosenberg Printing, 1919. First edition. Original ornamented boards. 8vo. 418 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Not in Goldman. Title translates to “Verses of Margaliiyot. ” This second volume is much scarcer than Volume I. Rabbi Gabriel Zev b. Jehiel Isaac Margolis (1848-1935), was among the leading Orthodox rabbis in the United States. He came to the United States in 1907 at the age of 59, after a nasty dispute with Jewish socialists. He was the son-in-law of R. Nahum of Grodno, who was the spiritual mentor of Rabbi Israel Meir ha-Kohen Kagan, popularly known as the Hafetz Hayyim. He served in a number of congregations in Boston until finally moving to Adas Yisroel in Manhattan. SUBJECTS: Hebrew sermons. Jewish sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (BU and Harvard). CD 0179003. Minor wear to outer boards. Internally Very Good. Previous owner’s handwriting on inner cover. Overall Good+ Condition. (AMR-47-37) (ID #37497) $150.00.
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    79. Maurice Fluegel. SPIRIT OF THE BIBLICAL LEGISLATION IN PARALLEL WITH TALMUD, MORALISTS, CASUISTS, NEW TESTAMENT, ANCIENT AND MODERN LAW; ESPECIALLY THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. Baltimore: Press Of The Sun Book And Job Printing Office, 1893. Modern boards, 8vo, VI, 248 pages. Singerman 4501. First edition. R. Dr. Maurice Fluegel (1832-1911) was a rabbi, author, and historian. He began to write at 20 years of age and published his works successfully at Leipzig and Paris where he had studied at the Sorbonne. He immigrated to America in 1864 and occupied his time with promoting education so as to prevent his pupils from living on handouts and charity. Pages lightly tanned, Ex-Library with light markings. Very good condition. (SPEC-13-1A) (ID #37575) $45.00.
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    81. Samuelzohn, Zeev Volf [Samuelsohn, Zev Wolf]. שיר השירים SHIR HA-SHIRIM: IM PERUSH BE-SHEM HAVATSELET HA-SHARON. Philidelphia, S. Rubin And Chazan, 1905. Cloth, ix, 68 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. Samuelsohn was from Kovno Province and he served as a rabbi in various Russian cities and in Baltimore. He was in Baltimore by 1898, when his daughter died. He was the father-in-law of R. Jacob Even Frommer Halevi of New Haven. This work contains the text of Songs of Songs with Samuelsohn’s commentary (Goldman 204). Includes title page, preface, table of contents. SUBJECT(S) Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon -- Commentaries. Added title page: “Songs of Solomon, with commentary Chabazeleth hashoron by Wolf Samuelson. ” OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear and slight tears to cover binding. Ex-Library with usual markings. Otherwise, Very Good condition. (AMR-36-21A) (ID #37419) $40.00.
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    83. Levine, Alexander Ziskind. ספר דורש טוב לעמו SEFER DORESH TOV LE-AMO. New York: A. H. Rosenberg, 131 Henry Street, 1915. 1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. 180 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew. Portrait of Author. Title translates to “The Book of Good Sermons for His People. ” Sermons on the book of Genesis. Includes Levine’s observations on Immigrant life in America. SUBJECT (S) Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. Genesis -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Spine flaking. Otherwise, Very Good Condition (AMR-50-11). (ID #37471) $200.00.
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    85. Lazarov, Judah Leib. ספר מטה יהודה SEFER MATEH YEHUDAH (PARTS 1-6 COMPLETE). New York, 1920-21. 1st edition. 8vo. Loosely bound in period boards. 407 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 839. Title translates to “The Book of the Staff of Judah” Published in 6 parts. Sermons on the weekly Torah portion. R. Judah Leib Lazarov (1875-1939) was born in Kovno Province, Russia and studied in Jewish centers such as Telz, Mir, Volozhin and Radun. Prior to moving to the United States in 1898 where his career as a teacher flourished, he worked as a preacher in Lithuania. He was renowned for his scholarship and instrumental role in founding Hebrew schools. Lazarov took pains not to refer to himself as a Rov, i. E, capable of making halakhic decisions, and insisted his role was simply that of a preacher. SUBJECTS(S) Jewish Sermons, Bible. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Flaking and edgewear. Otherwise Good condition. (AMR-50-8A) (ID #37624) $350.00.
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    87. Margolis, G. Wolf. ספר חרוזי מרגליות: כולל דרושים לעתים מזומנים ודברי חפץ לענינים שונים HARUZE MARGALIYOT [PARTS ONE AND TWO COMPLETE]. New York: Rosenberg Printing, 1919. First edition. Original ornamented boards. 8vo. 139 leaves [ie 278 pages] + 404 + [16] pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Not in Goldman. Title translates to “Verses of Margaliiyot. ” A prior edition of vol I only was issued 7 years ealier in Jerusalem. Rabbi Gabriel Zev ben Jehiel Isaac Margolis (1848-1935), was among the leading Orthodox rabbis in the United States. He came to the United States in 1907 at the age of 59, after a nasty dispute with Jewish socialists. He was the son-in-law of R. Nahum of Grodno, who was the spiritual mentor of Rabbi Israel Meir ha-Kohen Kagan, popularly known as the Hafetz Hayyim. He served in a number of congregations in Boston until finally moving to Adas Yisroel in Manhattan. SUBJECTS: Hebrew sermons. Jewish sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (BU and Harvard). CD 0179003. Hinges shaken, some old internal hinge repairs, blindstamp on title pages. Previous owner’s handwriting on inner cover. Overall Good Condition. (AMR-47-37A). (ID #37643) $300.00.

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    89. [The Chief Rabbi of New York!] Abraham Aaron Yudelovitch. ספר דרש אב SEFER DRASH AV [AND] SEFER YAD TZAR. New York, 1925. 1st edition. Later boards. 4to. 202 pages [71 pages. ] 26 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 836. First title translates as “The Book of the Sermon of the Father” and title two translates as “The Hand of Discomfort. ” A collection of sermons and explanations of the Torah portions, followed by a similar attempt at examining the Book of Lamentations. Yudelovitch was a child prodigy and served as a Rabbi in his native Eastern Europe and Manchester, England, before finding himself in the United States and signing at least one document as “The Chief Rabbi of New York. ” Five years after the publication of this book, he found himself embroiled in a controversy over his ruling on using a messenger in the rite of refusing a leviritical marriage. Many prominent rabbis refused to come to his funeral as a result. Taped spine. Hinges starting. Slight yellowing of paper. Otherwise Good+ Condition. (AMR-50-10) (ID #37470) $200.00.
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    91. Benjamin, Jacob Leib. ספר חלק יעקב SEFER HELEK YA`AKOV. New York: M. Philip Publishing Co, Union Printers, 330 East Houston Street, 1915. 1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. 271 pages; 24 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 772. Title translates as “The Book of the Portion of Jacob. ” A collection of sermons organized by weekly Torah portion, and purporting to take one through the ancient quadrivium of meanings for each verse: The plain sense, the exegesis, the allusion and the mystical secret sense. SUBJECT (S): Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch. Sermons. OCLC lists 6 copies world wide. Ex-library with usual markings. Hinges starting. Other wise Good condition. (AMR-50-9) (ID #37469) $125.00.
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    93. Lazarov, Judah Leib. ספר מטה יהודה SEFER MATEH YEHUDAH (VOLUMES 3, 4 AND 5 ONLY, OF 6 TOTAL). New York, 1920-21. 1st edition. 8vo. 61, 61, 61. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 839. Title translates to “The Book of the Staff of Judah” Published in 6 parts. Sermons on the weekly Torah portion. R. Judah Leib Lazarov (1875-1939) was born in Kovno Province, Russia and studied in Jewish centers such as Telz, Mir, Volozhin and Radun. Prior to moving to the United States in 1898 where his career as a teacher flourished, he worked as a preacher in Lithuania. He was renowned for his scholarship and instrumental role in founding Hebrew schools. Lazarov took pains not to refer to himself as a Rov, i. E, capable of making halakhic decisions, and insisted his role was simply that of a preacher. SUBJECTS(S) Jewish Sermons, Bible. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Original paper wrappings. Flaking and edgewear. Otherwise Good condition. (AMR-50-8) (ID #37466) $150.00.
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    95. Bissell, Edwin Cone: Brown, Charles Rufus; Carrier, Augustus S. THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL IN HEBREW WITH A VOCABULARY. Morgan Park, Ill, American Publication Society Of Hebrew, 1884. 1st edition. New boards. 8vo. 85, [1] pages. 19 cm. 19th century American Hebrew edition of the Book of Samuel. Authors are all noted 19th century Hebraists. SUBJECT (S) Hebrew language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (AMR-50-6) (ID #37464) $50.00.
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    97. Roth, Cecil. AN ADDITIONAL NOTE ON THE KENNICOTT BIBLE. Oxford: University Press, 1961. Offprint. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 659-[662]; 23 cm. In English. Extract from ‘The Boldeian Library Record, Vo. VI, No. 6.’ (September 1961). OCLC lists just 2 copies worldwide (Bar Ilan, Univ. Of London). Ex-Library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and Usual Markings. Very light water damage but overall in good+ condition. (BR-11-30) (ID #37683) $100.00.
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    99. Lazarov, R. Judah Leib. דברי יהודה. SEFER DIVREI YEHUDAH [ALL THREE VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE]. New York: Yoel Aronson, 1910. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 115, 73, 42 pages. 23x16 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 735. Title translates to “The Book of Yehuda’s Statements. ” This three-volume work contains discourses and lectures on the Hebrew bible. Rabbi Judah Leib Lazarov (1875-1939) was born in Kovno Province, Russia and studied in Jewish centers such as Telz, Mir, Volozhin and Radun. Prior to moving to the United States in 1898 where his career as a teacher flourished, he worked as a preacher in Lithuania. He was renowned for his scholarship and instrumental role in founding Hebrew schools. SUBJECT(S): Festival-day sermons. Bible. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Tanakh - American Judaism. No copies on OCLC. CD-EPI 0141893 (with wrong pagination); Repair to binding. Wear to boards. Minor foxing to later pages. All text is clear. Overall Good- Condition. Very Rare. (AMR-47-34) (ID #37494) $325.00.

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    101. Heller, Nahman. DANIYEL VE-`EZRA: `IM TARGUM `IVRI LE-FARSHIYOT HA-ARAMIYOT: NOSFU GAM TARGUM ANGLIT VI-YEHUDIT (IDISH) `IM PERUSHIM U-VEURIM HA-NEKUVIM BI-SHEMOT RAHAMIM BA-DIN, VE-`EZRAT YISRAEL. New York: Druk Fun A. H. Rozenberg, 1913. 8vo. 176, xxx pages. In Aramaic, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. SUBJECT (S): Bible, O. T. -- Daniel; Bible O. T. -- Ezra. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Spots of back cover, spine worn, lower corner bumped, ex library with usual markings, good condition. The seldom seen 1913 edition. (AMR-17-4A). (ID #37418) $50.00.
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    103. Herder, Johann Gottfried. THE SPIRIT OF HEBREW POETRY. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Burlington [Vt. ] E. Smith, 1833. 1st English Edition. Modern Boards 8vo. 2 volumes: [293], 320 pages; 19 cm. In English. Translated from the German by James Marsh. Singerman 0548. “Johann Gottfried (1744 –1803) was a German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic. He is associated with the periods of Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, and Weimar Classicism… He argued that Jews in Germany should enjoy the full rights and obligations of Germans, and that the non-Jews of the world owed a debt to Jews for centuries of abuse, and that this debt could be discharged only by actively assisting those Jews who wished to do so to regain political sovereignty in their ancient homeland of Israel. ” (Wikipeida, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry, Biblical -- History and criticism. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and Usual Markings. Both volumes have foxing. Some notes throughout. Overall Good+ Condition. (AMR-48-26) (ID #37389) $135.00.
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    105. Hoffmann, David. ראיות מכריעות נגד ולהויזן REAYOT MAKHRI`OT NEGED VELHOYZN. Yerushalayim: Darom, 1928. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 151 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Critical Evidence Against Wellhausen. ” Born in Hungary in 1843, Hoffmann was first a teacher and then rector of the Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin, succeeding Israel Hildesheimer, the Seminary's founder, in 1899. He wrote more than half a dozen books, and numerous essays and articles, some of which covered the Seminary. Among Hoffman’s intellectual opponents was Julius Wellhausen, who first presented the possibility that the bible was written by numerous narrators. Hoffmann criticized Wellhausen on the grounds that his theory rested entirely on textual analysis while ignoring other disciplines such as archaeology. This book was published for this purpose. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide with only one copy on the West Coast and abroad. Ex-library with usual markings. Minor wear to boards. Light staining. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-48-47) (ID #37112) $100.00.
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    107. [Ezekiel Leavitt] Nehemiah Samuel Libowitz. השמע יצחק HA-SHOMEA YIZCHAK. New York: Nehemiah S. Libowitz, 1907. 1st Edition. Original boards. 8vo. 24, 72, 32, 56 pages. 23 cm. Goldman 442. 1 of only 100 copies printed in black ink (and only 200 copies total). Rabbi and poet Ezekiel Leavitt’s copy, with his stamp. Title translates to “The Hearing of Isaac. ” Section headings beautifully illustrated. “An Anthology of Wit, Humor, Anecdotes and Curiosities. Selected from Talmudic, medieval and modern Jewish literature, arranged according to Chapter and verse of the Bible. ” (English title page.) Libowitz, a rabbi, polemicist and hebraist, hoped by publishing this work to combat an anti-Semitic charge that the Jewish canon was humorless. Only 100 copies were printed of this edition, and a further 100 copies in red ink for the author’s own use. SUBJECT(S) Jewish wit and humor. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Lacks backstrip. Institutional copy with usual markings. Otherwise Very Good condition. (AMR-50-12) (ID #37472) $200.00.
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    109. Dodsley, Robert; Earl Of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope; Fougeret De Monbron, Louis Charles. CHRONIQUE DES ROIS D'ANGLETERRE. A Londres, Chez Th. Cooper, 1743. 1st French Edition. Marbled boards with original spine. 8vo. [2], 156 pages 20 cm. In French. This book is cited as the first publication in which the style of the Bible was parodied (The Rise of Robert Dodsley: Creating the New Age of Print). Title translates into English as, “The Chronicle of the Kings of England by ‘Nathan ben Saddi’. ” A rewriting of English history in the style of the King James Version of the Bible. Though it has been attributed to the Earl of Chesterfield, the book is almost certainly by the notorious and influential publisher Robert Dodsley. “Dodsley (1704 –1764) was an English bookseller, poet, playwright, and miscellaneous writer…He became one of the foremost publishers of the day. One of his first publications was Samuel Johnson's ‘London’… He published many of Johnson's works… In 1738, the publication of Paul Whitehead's Manners was voted scandalous by the House of Lords and led to Dodsley's imprisonment for a brief period… Dodsley displayed his egalitarian leanings with the anonymous ‘The Chronicle of the Kings of England by ‘Nathan ben Saddi’” (Wikipedia, 2016) “Dodsley’s Chronicle was ‘the forerunner of a swarm of sham chronicles in mock-biblical style. ’” (The Rise of Robert Dodsley: Creating the New Age of Print). SUBJECT(S): Kings and Rulers. With title page in red and black. Cover is worn. Inside pages have some water damage but overall are in about very good condition. (BR-11-26) (ID #37073) $200.00.
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    111. Hanau, Solomon Ben Judah.ספר צוהר התיבה : עם מכסה התיבה ... כולל כל חכמת הדקדוקSEFER TSOHAR HA-TEVAH: IM MIKHSEH HA-TEVAH. Vilna Ve-Horodno: A. Y. Ha-Madpisim Menahem Man Ben Barukh Ve-Simhah Zimel Ben Menahem Nahum, 1819. Later paper wrappers. 8vo, 200 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Ark’s Skylight: With ‘The Cover of the Ark’”. The title is a reference to Noah’s ark and God’s commandment to build a skylight, or hatch, in the ark. Solomon ben Judah Hanau (1687-1746), also known as Raza”h, is best known for his critical work on Hebrew grammar and Jewish liturgy. In the work for sale here, Hanau offers corrections to contemporary nussach based on an analysis of grammar from the Torah. His approach was heavily contested and remains the basis of some current nussachim. (Wiki, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language - grammar. OCLC lists 3 copies of this edition worldwide (HC, NLI, and HUC). Vinograd, Vilna 146. Ex-library with no markings other than stamp on title page. Pages browning. Minor worming. Overall Good+ Condition. (HEB-48-22) (ID #37014) $150.00.
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    113. Snowden, Keighley. MYTH AND LEGEND IN THE BIBLE [AUTHOR INSCRIBED TO BARNETT ELZAS]. London, Watts & Co, 1915. 1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 200 pages; 20 cm. In English. James 'Keighley' Snowden (1860-1947) is mostly known for writing stories about Yorkshire. He worked for the Yorkshire Post and the Daily Mail. In an author’s note, Snowden writes, “This is a book for ordinary readers. As a journalist, I have tried to make its story as plain and interesting as anything in the newspapers. The facts it contains will come as a great surprise to many people; but this is not because they are new knowledge - it is only because they have not been popularized… The truth about the Bible, a popular book, ought not to be so technically told. ” SUBJECT(S): Jewish legends. Jewish mythology. This copy belonged to Rabbi Barnett Abraham Elzas. Elzas was the Rabbi at Beth Elohim congregation in Charleston, S. C. And wrote several books and articles on the Jews of South Carolina and Charleston. Inscribed “To Dr. Barnett A Elzas… Charleston. Jan 6. 1927” on first page. Some foxing on title page. Otherwise in very good condition. (AMR-47-10) (ID #36852) $100.00.
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    115. SEFER DEVARIM [BIBLE]. Linevil [Luneville]: Abraham Prizek, 1806. Original boards. 8vo, 216 leaves. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Deuteronmy. Luneville is a town in Northeast France with a relatively small, but influential Jewish community. At the time of this printing, only 315 Jews were registered in the town. Despite the minimal size of the community, there were two active printing presses in the town. (JVL, 2008) Vinograd: Luneville, 25. CD 000304925. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, UNIVERSITAT LEIPZIG). Heavy wear to boards, though still completely intact. Text is very clean. Good+ Condition. (HEB-48-5) (ID #36830) $225.00.
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    117. SEFER BA-MIDBAR [BIBLE]. Linevil [Luneville]: Abraham Prizek, 1808. Original boards. 8vo, 216 leaves. 25 cm. In Hebrew. “Numbers. ” Luneville is a town in Northeast France with a relatively small, but influential Jewish community. At the time of this printing, only 315 Jews were registered in the town (JVL, 2008) Vinograd: Luneville, 25. CD 000304925. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, UNIVERSITAT LEIPZIG). Heavy wear to boards, though still completely intact. Text is very clean. Good+ Condition. (HEB-48-4) (ID #36829) $225.00.
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    119. Aptowitzer, Victor. PARTEIPOLITIK DER HASMONA¨ERZEIT IM RABBINISCHEN UND PSEUDOEPIGRAPHISCHEN SCHRIFTTUM [INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR]. Wien: Verlag Der Kohut-Foundation, 1927. 1st Edition. Period boards. 8vo. [xxx], 326 pages; 25 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Party Politics of the Hasmonean Time in Rabbinic and Pseudepigraphic Scripture. ” From the series Verffentlichungen, published by the Alexander Kohl memorial foundation. “Avigdor (Victor) Aptowitzer (1871 – 1942) was a rabbinic and talmudic scholar… (he) was a renaissance man – his expertise covered wide areas of Judaic studies, including Talmud, Bible, halachic literature – especially the period of the Geonim and Rishonim – the literature of the Haggadah, Jewish law and Jewish history…His most important contribution is his edition of the work of Ra'avyah (Eliezer ben Yoel HaLevi) which includes a comprehensive scholarly introduction and copious notes. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Maccabees. Jews -- Politics and government. Apocryphal books (Old Testament). Inscribed by Aptowitzer on the title page. Others pages clear. Some edgewear, otherwise about very good condition. (GER-58-56) (ID #38201) $125.00.
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    121. G. Seyffarth. SUMMARY OF RECENT DISCOVERIES IN BIBLICAL CHRONOLOGY, UNIVERSAL HISTORY AND EGYPTIAN ARCHEOLOGY; WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DR. ABBOTT'S EGYPTIAN MUSEUM IN NEW-YORK. New York, Henry Ludwig, 1857. Original boards. 8vo, 240 pages, 19cm. SUBJECTS: Chronology. Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic. Some wear to outer boards, otherwise Good Condition. (AC-2-8) (ID #36495) $50.00.
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    123. Jacob Ben Asher; Baruch B. Elkanah. פירוש התורה לרבינו יעקב בעל הטורים : עם הגהות עיטור ביכורים אשר חיבר ברוך בן אלקנה. PERUSH HA-TORAH LE-RABENU YA'AKOV BAAL HA-TURIM:. Fyorda; Bi-Defus Hayim Ben Tsevi Hirsh, 1752. Original Boards. 8vo. [180] pages. 22 cm. First edition of Iturei Bikurim. In Hebrew. Pirush Ha-Torah, (Commentary to Pentateuch), with super-commentary Iturei Bikurim by Baruch ben Elkanah of Furth. With Hebrew inscriptions from former owners of Lithuanian community of Pumpian; with halachic novellae of former owner covering the blank. Jacob Ben Asher (known as Ba'al ha-Turim), German codifier and Biblical commentator; died at Toledo, Spain, before 1340; “Jacob also wrote a comprehensive commentary on the Pentateuch (Zolkiew, 1806), containing the best expositions of the peshat ('literal meaning') by earlier Bible commentators, such as Saadiah Gaon, Rashi, Abraham Ibn Ezra, David Kimhi, and others, in particular abstracting 'the straightforward explanations' from the commentary of Nahmanides and disregarding the kabbalistic ones, since 'my soul has not entered its secret' (cf. Gen. 49: 6). When Jacob added his own opinions it was usually to explain the reason for a Torah law or mitzvah. To the beginning of each section, he added 'as a little appetizer, gematriot and explanations of the masorah, in order to attract the mind. ' Ironically, it was just these 'appetizers' that were published (under the title Perush ha-Torahle-R. Ya'akov Ba'al ha-Turim (Constantinople, 1500 and 1514)) some three centuries before the main part of the work, and it was this portion only which was widely known for many generations. ” (2008 EJ). Title-page has beautiful ornamental border, historiated title. Published in Fürth by Hayyim b. Tzvi Hirsh. Printed on ragpaper. Vinograd Furth 224. Subjects: Gematria. Bible. Pentateuch – Commentaries. Oclc lists 13 copies. Rear board and backstrip absent, needs rebinding. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-39-51) (ID #36487) $300.00.
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    125. Laurence, Richard. PRIMI EZRAE LIBRI QUI APUD VULGATAM APPELLATUR QUARTUS, VERSIO AETHIOPICA. London: Oxoniae Apud J. Parker, 1820. First edition. Original boards. 8vo. Vii, [1], 322 pages; 23 cm. In Ethiopic with parallel text in Ethiopic, Latin and some English. Title translates to “The First Book of Ezra referred to as the Ethiopic Verse. ” Richard Laurence (1760–1838) was an English Hebraist and Anglican churchman. His work on Ethiopic was unprecedented and his main contribution to bible scholarship was his study of the Ethiopic versions of pseudepigrapha, including the text for sale here and his writings on Enoch. SUBJECTS: Bible. Apocrypha Esdras. Ethiopic. 1820. Bible. Apocrypha Esdras. Latin. 1820. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Spine rebaced. Pages are browning but in good shape. All text is clean. Overall good condition. (HEB-49-6) (ID #37209) $200.00.
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    127. Levy, Antoine; Institut Zur Förderung Der Israelitischen Literatur. DIE EXEGESE BEI DEN FRANZÖSISCHEN ISRAELITEN VOM 10. BIS 14. JAHRHUNDERT. Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 1873. First edition. Later red boards with original paper wrappers bound in. 12 mo. 94 pages; 19 cm. Written in German in fraktur with large chunks of Hebrew texts throughout. Title translates to “The Exegesis Among the French Israelis from the 10th to the 14th Century. ” Biblical exegesis. The Institut zur Förderung der Israelitischen Literatur was “founded by Ludwig Philippson, for the promotion of Jewish literature...The society existed for eighteen years, chiefly through the untiring efforts of its founder; and its membership reached at total of about three thousand. It published, in German, about eighty works of Jewish history, science, poetry, fiction, and biography” (JewishEncyclopedia.com, 2016). SUBJECT(S): Biblical Exegesis, Bible commentaries. Rebound. Original cover page restored. Slight toning to pages. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. (GER-51-13) (ID #38047) $40.00.
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    129. Horovitz, Jakob. DIE JOSEPHSERZA¨HLUNG [RABBI HIRSCH PEREZ CHAJES’ COPY WITH STAMP]. Frankfurt A. M, Kauffmann, 1921. 1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 156 pages; 23 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “The Joseph Story. ” “Jacob Horowitz (1837 —1907) was a German chief rabbi (of Krefeld). He (also) worked in Miroslawiec. ” (Wikipdia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Joseph (Son of Jacob). Hinge starting in middle pages and is reinforced with tape on pages 48-53. Paper toning with some foxing and discolorations. Stamped from Rabbi Hirsch Perez Chajes’ personal library. Other than a previous owner’s inscription, pages are clear. Good+ condition. (Ger-58-51) (ID #38195) $100.00.
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    131. Carlebach, Joseph. DAS BUCH KOHELETH: EIN DEUTUNGSVERSUCH [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. Frankfurt A. M.; Hermon, 1936. First edition. Original Cloth. 8vo. 77 pages. 23 cm. Includes 16 word inscription by the author in German in black pen. In German. 'Book of Ecclesiastes, an interpretation. ' Commentary on Koheleth, with a major emphasis on the pessimistic worldview, the writings of Schopenhauer, and the struggle for life; by Joseph Carlebach (1882–1942), rabbi and educator … Carlebach published commentaries on the Song of Songs, the Prophets (1932), and Ecclesiastes (1936), and his thesis on Levi b. Gershom as a mathematician, besides many articles in German-Jewish periodicals. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Commentaries. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Commentaries. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Some staining. Slight toning to pages. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-12A) (ID #38136) $50.00.
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    133. Poznanski, Samuel Abraham. BABYLONISCHE GEONIM IM NACHGAONA¨ISCHEN ZEITALTER NACH HANDSCHRIFTLICHEN UND GEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN [H.P. CHAJES COPY WITH STAMPS]. Berlin: Mayer & Mller, 1914. 1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. IX, [1], 144 pages; 25 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Babylonian Geonim in the Post-Geonic From Manuscript and Printed Sources. ” “Samuel Abraham Poznanski or Shemuel Avraham Poznanski (1864-1921) … was a Polish-Jewish scholar, known for his studies of Karaism and the Hebrew calendar. Arabist, Hebrew bibliographer, and authority on modern Karaism; rabbi and preacher at the Great Synagogue in Warsaw…He was an ardent Zionist, and a delegate to the First Zionist Congress. ” Inserted, is an offprint of an article Poznanski published in “Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft” titled “Hebräisch-arabische Sprachvergleichungen bei Jehuda ibn Bal’am” which translates to English as, “Hebrew-Arabic Language Comparisons with Jehuda ibn Bal’am. ” Both the book and article are two of the last publications by Poznanski. This copy is inscribed by Hirsch Jakob Zimmels on the title page. Zimmels, in turn, gave the book to Rabbi HP Chajes, the Chief Rabbi of Vienna and Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Also includes a stamp from Chajes’ personal library on title page and on the cover of the inserted Poznanski article. Some foxing on title and end pages. Inside pages toning but clear. About very good condition. (Ger-58-64) (ID #38244) $45.00.
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    135. Magnes, Judah Leon; Scholem, Gershom; Schwabe, M. DOKTOR YOHANAN LEVI: DEVARIM SHE-NEEMRU BE-AZKARAH BE-UNIVERSIAH HA-IVRIT BEYOM 13 BE-KISLEV TASHAV (18.11.45). Yerushalayim, Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit, 1946. First edition. Original paper wrappers, in later pamphlet protector. 8vo. 21 pages; 23 cm. Written in Hebrew with additional title pages in English at back. English title: “H. Lewy: Memorial addresses by J. L. Magnes, M. Schwabe, and G. Scholem. ” Includes a list of Lewy’s scientific publications in many languages at the back. Dr. Hans (Yohanan) Lewy was a prolific scholar of classical philology and Jewish Hellenism with a particular focus on Philo. Though he died at only 44, he had an extensive academic career. Judah Leon Magnes “was a prominent Reform rabbi in both the United States and Mandatory Palestine. He is best remembered as a leader in the pacifist movement of the World War I period, his advocacy of a binational Jewish-Arab state in Palestine, and as one of the most widely recognized voices of 20th century American Reform Judaism” (Wikipedia, 2016). Moshe Schwabe “was a German-Israeli classical scholar and epigraphists” (Wikipedia, 2016). Gershom Scholem was a German-Israeli philosopher, “widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalah, ” became “the first Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem” (Wikipedia, 2016). He was close friends with Walter Benjamin and Leo Strauss and published works including Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism (1941), Sabbatai Zevi, the Mystical Messiah (1957), and On Kabbalah and its Symbolism (1965). Includes black-and-white headshot of Lewy. SUBJECT(S): Hans Lewy. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Slight browning of original paper wrappers. Several library markings including stamps and stickers. Minimal pencil markings that do not obscure text. Good + condition. A Very Rare Gershom Scholem imprint (zion-12-14) (ID #37963) $500.00.
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    137. Rapoport, Solomon Judah Leib; Cohen, Shalom Ben Jacob.קורא הדורות: דברי הימים לעמנו...מימי מלכות החשמונים עד יום הזה KORE HA-DOROT: DIVRE HA-YAMIM LE-`AMENU... MI-YEME MALKHUT BET HA-HASHMONAIM `AD HA-YOM HA-ZEH. Warsaw: Publisher Unknown, 1838. First edition. Contemporary boards. 8vo. 279 pages. 17cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Kore Ha-Dorot: Remarks." Solomon Judah Löb HaKohen Rapoport (1786–1867) was a Galician rabbi and Jewish scholar. He was born in Lemberg, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. He married in 1810 Franziska Freide Heller, the daughter of the well-known Aryeh Leib Heller, and was instrumental in publishing the work Avnei Miluim of his father in law. He wrote both the index, sources and numerous comments. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) “He wrote 'Torah Or' against the radical views Geiger had expressed in his ‘Urschrift,’ rebuked Jost for taking the same attitude in his ‘Oka’at Megullah’ (an open letter to the rabbis assembled at Frankfort-on-the-Main in 1845…) and assumed a negative attitude toward the convention of German rabbis at Frankfort-on-the-Main in 1845” (JE, 1906). SUBJECTS: Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-39) (ID #38276) $175.00.
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    139. Rappaport, Solomon. AGADA UND EXEGESE BEI FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS. Wien, Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundationpaperback, 1930. Original Front Wrapper. 8vo. [xxxvi], 140 pages; 25 cm. In German. Translates into English as, “Aggada and Exegesis in Flavius Josephus. ” From the series: Verffentlichungen der Oberrabbiner Dr. H. P. Chajes-Preisstiftung an der Israelitisch-theologischen Lehranstalt in Wien,; Bd. 3. SUBJECT (S): Aggada. Inscribed by Hirsch Jakob Zimmels on the title page. Unbound. Wrapper is loose, and has a few tears along the edges with no text effected. Some foxing and discoloration to title page but inside pages are in about very good condition. (GER-58-67) (ID #38246) $45.00.
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    141. Friedlaender, Israel. DIE CHADHIRLEGENDE UND DER ALEXANDERROMAN; EINE SAGENGE-SCHICHTLICHE UND LITERARHISTORISCHE UNTERSUCHUNG. Leipzig, B. G. Teubner, 1913. 1st Edition. Later Boards. [xxiii], 338 pages; 23 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “The Al-Khidr and Alexander the Great Legend…. ” “Israel Friedlander … (1876 – 1920), was a rabbi, educator, translator, and biblical scholar. Together with Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, he was a founding adviser to a lecture series that became the Young Israel movement of Modern Orthodox Judaism. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This book on the Khidr – Alexander the Great legend was written and published while Friedlander taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary. “al-Khidr is a figure described in the Quran as a righteous servant of God possessing great wisdom or mystic knowledge… There are several versions of the Alexander romance in which al-Khidr figures as a servant of Alexander the Great. ” (Wikipedia, 2016). SUBJECT(S): Khidr (Legendary character). Alexander, the Great, 356 B. C. -323 B. C. (Romances, etc.) Khazir -- Bibliography. Pages are clear. Very good condition. (GER-58-30) (ID #37745) $100.00.
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    143. Roth, Cecil. THE PHARISEES IN THE JEWISH REVOLUTION OF 66-73. [Journal Of Semitic Studies], 1962. 1st Edition Offprint. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. P. 63-80; 25cm. In English. Extract from Journal of Semitic Studies; vol. 7, no. 1. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Includes card that reads, “With Dr. Cecil Roth’s Compliments, 31 Charbury Road, Oxford. ” 31 Charlbury Road was Roth’s address at the time of publication. In very good condition. (BR-11-19) (ID #37084) $100.00.
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    145. Yonge, C. D. THE WORKS OF PHILO JUDAEUS, THE CONTEMPORARY OF JOSEPHUS. VOL I. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854. 1st Edition. Modern Boards. 12mo. 515 pages; 18 cm. This volume only (of four). This is the first volume from the notable 4 volume set. Contents include several themes from Genesis including the Creation of the World, Cain and Abel, and the story of Noah. “Charles Duke Yonge (1812 – 1891) was an English historian, classicist and cricketer. He wrote numerous works of modern history, and translated several classical works. His younger brother was George Edward Yonge…. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, ancient. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and Usual Markings. Water damage throughout. Otherwise about very good condition. (SPEC-2-11b) (ID #38317) $50.00.
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    147. Zeitlin, Solomon. MEGILLAT TAANIT AS A SOURCE FOR JEWISH CHRONOLOGY AND HISTORY IN THE HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PERIODS. Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning: Philadelphia, 1922. Original paper wrappers. First edition. 8vo, 120 pages. Text in English and Hebrew. Original doctoral monograph on the importance of the feast day chronicle. Cover is worn but overall in Very Good Condition with no damage to text. (AC-2-12) (ID #36514) $120.00.
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    149. Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob; Genasiyah, Yosef ben David,. ספר הרי״ף, ז"ל: מסכת חולין. SEFER HA-RIF, ZAL: MASEKHET HULIN = HARIF. Djerba, bi-defus Ya`akov Hadad, 1939. Later red boards with original paper wrappers bound in. 8vo. 218 pages; 24 cm. In Hebrew and Aramaic with Judeo-Arabic translation. Commentary in Judeo-Arabic only in Rashi script. Part of the series: Résumé du Talmud de Babel. Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi ha-Cohen, “also known as the Alfasi or by his Hebrew acronym Rif (Rabbi Isaac al-Fasi), was an Algerian Talmudist and posek (decider in matters of halakha - Jewish law). He is best known for his work of halakha, the legal code Sefer Ha-halachot, considered the first fundamental work in halakhic literature. He was born in the Algerian city of Qalaat Beni Hammad, but spent the majority of his career in Fes, and is therefore known as ‘Alfasi’ (‘of Fes’ in Arabic)” (Wikipedia 2017). SUBJECT(S): Talmud, Hullin, Commentaries. OCLC and WorldCat list 2 holdings worldwide (UPenn, Libr of Congress). Ex-library markings. Slight toning. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight rubbing. Very good condition. (HEB-51-3). $150.00
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    151. Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meïr, 1089-1164. Zedner, Joseph.
      ויוסף אברהם : הוא פירוש הראב׳׳ע על אסתר ṾA-YOSEF AVRAHAM : HU PERUSH HA-RABAʻ AL ESTER. London: D. Nutt, 1850. 1st edition thus. Period Wrappers, 12mo, 35 pages; 19 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page (“Abraham Aben Ezra's Commentary on the Book of Esther, after another version... Edited for the first time by Joseph Zedner”). Vinograd, Y,; London 487. "Copied from an old ms. in the Harleian Collection, and edited for the first time ….haytah ḥemdah genuzah ʻad henah, ṿe-ʻatah hi mutset me-afelah le-orah ʻal yede Yosef Tsedner.” OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. SUBJECT(S): Commentaries. Bible. Esther -- Commentaries. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (sef-55-6) (ID #36769) $200.00.
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    153. Ben-Shabat, Yaakov. SEFER RUAH YAAKOV. Livorno [Leghorn]: Koshta, Yisrael, 1881. Period boards with original leather spine. 4to, 63 leaves, 31 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Yaakov’s Spirit. ” Yaakov Ben-Shabat was a Moroccan Torah and Talmud scholar who was head of the Mogador Yeshivah. Ruah Yaakov is his commentary on the Torah and Gemmarah. CD 000122627. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Wisc, Harvard). Wear to outer boards, pages brown and brittle, but complete with solid binding. Good Condition thus. (HEB-48-12) (ID #36844) $275.00.
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    155. Freeman, Meyer. תורת מאיר … SEFER TORAT MEIR: VE-HU HIDUSHIM U-VEURIM BE-DIVRE RASHI... A COMMENTARY ON THE TALMUD. New York: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1904. 1st Edition. Original boards? 8vo. 202 pages; 26 cm. In Hebrew, with English and Hebrew title pages. English Title is, “A Commentary on the Talmud. ” Goldman writes, “Freeman was born in 5603 [1843]. He studied in various hadarim and yeshivot before enrolling in the yeshivah in Volozhin at the age of sixteen. Two years later he transferred to the yeshivah of R. Mordekhai Hirsch in Kalwaria, Poland. He immigrated to America at the age of twenty (f. 3a; DRS records twenty-three) and became a shohet. He lived in New York and maintained hevrutot (regular study partnerships) with Rabbi Ze ben Nehemiah Katz (in the Mariampoler congregation) and Rabbi Solomon Siskind (preacher of the Allen St. Synagogue). He traveled to the Land of Israel in 1888. While there he was arrested by Ottoman authorities, necessitating American diplomatic intervention. Freeman had a butcher shop on New York's Lower East Side in 1900… This volume contains Freeman's supercommentary to Rashi 's commentary on the Talmud. Some of the novellae were delivered as sermons. A correspondence from Ridbaz is included. ” OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Minor wear to boards. Overall about very good condition. (AMR-49-11A) (ID #37552) $125.00.
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    157. Berlin, Isaiah Ben Judah Loeb. ספר קשות מיושב: ונלווה הספר עומר השכיתה SEFER KASHOT MEYUSHAV: VE-NILVAH SEFER OMER HA-SHIKHEHAH. [Koenigsberg]: [No Publisher Listed], 1860. First edition. Period boards. 8vo [84 pages], 24 cm. In Hebrew. Title roughly translates to: “Settled Questions. ” Printed together with two additional compositions of Rabbi Berlin: Omer Ha'Shichecha and Chidushei Ha'Shas. “ Rabbi Berlin (1725–1799) was a well-known 18th century rabbi, author, and talmudist who lived and worked in Berlin and Breslau. He wrote extensively on rabbinic literature the talmud (Wikipedia, 2016). ” SUBJECTS: Jewish law -- History. Jewish law. Commentaries. History. Talmud -- Commentaries. CD 000158122. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings and some notations. Wear to boards. Some foxing. Otherwise Good Condition. (HEB-48-49) (ID #37541) $200.00.
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    159. Silverstone, Rabbi Gedaliah. SEFER YESHUAH GEDOLAH: VE-HU HIDUSHIM, BEURIM VE-HE`AROT... `AL MAS. HULIN VE-`ARAKHIN BE-HALAKHAH VE-AGADAH. London: Brill And Co, 1903. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 124 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. The title translates as “Jeshua Gedola: New Commentaries on the Talmud. ” This is the first and only publication from Belfast (as listed in Vinograd). Rabbi Silverstone (1871-1944) moved from Poland to Belfast with his family at age twenty. He was appointed rabbi of the Belfast Hebrew Congregation, though he eventually moved to America and then Palestine. His work was generally popular and prolific, though he was staunchly against non-Orthodox streams of Judaism. SUBJECT(S): Criticism, interpretation, Talmud. Hullin -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud. Arakhin -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud. Arakhin. Talmud. Hullin. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding repaired. Otherwise, all text is clean and pages are in tact. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-48-18) (ID #37010) $100.00.
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    161. Rabinovitsh, Yitshak Sheneur Ha-Levi. DIVRE LEVI: VE-HU BEUR NAKHON `AL HA-TAZ VEHA-SHAKH ME-HELEK RISHON SH.`A. YOREH DE`AH. Montreol [Montreal]: Yekutiel Rabinovitsh, 1933. First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 288 pages, 28 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Divrei Levi: A Correct Exposition on the Turei Zahav the Shakh from the First Part of Yoreh De’ah. ” Written by a lesser known rabbi from Montreal, Canada. SUBJECTS: Commentaries – Joseph Karo. OCLC lists four copies worldwide (JTS, Touro, Harvard, UDenver). CD 000322472. Lacks backstrip. Minor wear to boards. Internally Very Good. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-50-11) (ID #37700) $375.00.
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    163. Guedj, Hayyim David [Gaj]. ספר חיים לישראל SEFER HAYIM LE-YISRAEL. Tunis: Bi-Defus Ya`akov Ben Eliyahu Hai Gij, 1909. First edition. Period boards. 4to. [174] pages, 31 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Life in Israel. ” Novellae on the tractates of the Talmud written by the Tunisian Rabbi Hayyim Guedj, a famed Torah teacher in Tunis and disciple of the "Mishmarot Kehunah” The book was printed posthumously by the author's son, Rabbi Yosef who succeeded his father as a rabbi. The book bears the stamp and possibly the signature of the author’s son in Judeo-Arabic. SUBJECTS: Talmud – Commentaries. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, YU, Stanford). CD000123557. A copy sold in 2016 for over $350 at auction. Ex-library with usual markings. Worn boards. Internally Very Good. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-50-13) (ID #37702) $350.00.
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    165. Berlin, Isaiah Ben Judah Loeb. SEFER KASHOT MEYUSHAV: VE-NILVAH SEFER OMER HA-SHIKHEHAH. [Koenigsberg]: [No Publisher Listed], 1860. First edition. Period boards. 8vo [84 pages], 24 cm. In Hebrew. Title roughly translates to: “Settled Questions. ” Printed together with two additional compositions of Rabbi Berlin: Omer Ha'Shichecha and Chidushei Ha'Shas. “ Rabbi Berlin (1725–1799) was a well-known 18th century rabbi, author, and talmudist who lived and worked in Berlin and Breslau. He wrote extensively on rabbinic literature the talmud (Wikipedia, 2016). ” SUBJECTS: Jewish law -- History. Jewish law. Commentaries. History. Talmud -- Commentaries. CD 000158122. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings and some notations. Wear to boards. Some foxing. Otherwise Good Condition. (HEB-48-49) (ID #37527) $200.00.
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    167. Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham. HIDUSHE HA-RASHBA `AL MASEKHET BAVA KAMA, HELEK SHENI [PART II ONLY]. Nowy Dwor [Poland]: [Publisher Not Identified], 1805. First edition. Original boards.8vo, 94 pages; 24 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Rashba’s Commentary on Tractate Bava Kama, Part II. ” Adret (1235-1310) was a Spanish rabbi. “As a rabbinical authority his fame was such that he was designated as El Rab d'España (‘The Rabbi of Spain’). A manuscript purporting to be a certificate of indebtedness, dated 1262, in favor of a certain Solomon Adret, Jew of Barcelona, and a passport for the same Adret, dated 1269, are still extant (Jacobs, ‘Sources, ’ pp. 16, 43, No. 130). Nahmanides and Jonah of Gerona were his teachers. He was a master in the study of the Talmud, and was not opposed to the Cabala. Adret was very active as a rabbi and as an author. Under his auspices and through his recommendation, part of the commentary on the Mishnah by Maimonides was translated from the Arabic into Hebrew. His Talmudic lectures were attended by throngs of disciples, many of whom came from distant places. Questions in great number, dealing with ritual, with the most varied topics of the Halakah, and with religious philosophy, were addressed to him from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, and even from Asia Minor. His responsa show evidence of wide reading, keen intelligence, and systematic thought. They also afford a clear insight into the communal life of the time, portraying Adret's contemporaries, and are of value for the study not only of rabbinical procedure but also of the intellectual development of the age in which he lived” (Kayserling in EJ, 1905). SUBJECTS: Commentaries. Talmud. Bava kamma -- Commentaries. Talmud. Bava kamma. CD 000105632. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YU, YIVO, Harvard). Ex-library with only one stamp on inside of front board and bookplate. Heavy shelf wear to boards. Some light pen marking on title page. All text is clean. Overall Good+ Condition. (HEB-48-55) (ID #37125) $150.00.
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    169. Abulafia, Isaac Ben Moses; Abulafia, Moshe. SEFER PENEI YITZHAK [PENE YIZHAQ]. Aram Zobah [Aleppo]: Avraham Sasson, 1871. Original board. 4to, 436 pages, 30 cm. In Hebrew. CD 000110447. Isaac Abulafia's book of responsa. Isaac b. Moshe Abulafia was a 19th century rabbi and halakhist from Tiberias. He was a highly controversial figure who was notorious for his halakhic rulings that defied convention. As a result, while Abulafia was chief rabbi in Damascus other communal leaders petitioned for his removal. Finally in 1896, he was deposed at the order of Moses ha-Levi, the Hakham Bashi in Constantinople. The first Hebrew printing press in Aleppo was established in 1865 by Abraham Sasson (the printer of this item, 6 years before its publication) after learning the trade in Livorno [Leghorn]. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Minor shelfwear to boards. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-15) (ID #36847) $325.00.
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    171. Ullmann, Shlomo Zalman. edited by Sa´ndor & Felix Ullmann. YYERIOT SHELOMOH SHE'ELOT U-TESHUVOT: IM HAGAHOT, HE AROT E-YETER BE'URIM NIKRA'IM BE-SHEM BENE YISRA'EL. VOL I [ALL PUBLISHED]. Vilna, Romm, 1905. 1st edition. Period boards, 4to, xii pages + 81 leaves [i. E. 162] pages; 31 cm. Responsa. Edited with notes by the author's twin grandsons. Wide margins. Pencil inscription on title stating the volume was received directly from the publisher, the author's grandson. The author (1793-1863), the Rabbi of Makawa, was the son-in-law of Rabbi Bunem Eger, brother of Rabbi Akiva Eger. Close to the Chasam Sofer, he was acknowledged as one the most prominent rabbis of Hungary. When Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz saw Rabbi Shlomo Zalman's first published work, he exclaimed "Hungary does not realize what they possess. ” SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1800. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide, Paper browning, Very Good Condition (KH-6-5) (ID #36546) $150.00.
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    173. Perets, Refael Hayim Binyamin.ספר זכרנו לחיים ח"ב: כמשפט הראשון ממנו הוא מעשה SEFER ZOKHRENU LE-HAYIM: KE-MISHPAT HA-RISHON MIMENU HI KE-MA`ASEHU. Izmir: Publisher Unknown, 1867. First edition. Period boards. 4to. 328 paegs. 22 cm. In Hebrew. Not in Vinograd. Title translates to “Our Memories, Part II. ” Rabbi Raphael Chaim Binyamin Peretz was one of the leading rabbis of Turkey in his generation. He served as rabbi and Av Beit Din in the cities of Dardenelles and Gallipoli. (Kestenbaum). SUBJECTS: Jewish law. Responsa -- 1800-1948. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (JTS and Stanford). CD- 000179980. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-8) (ID #37697) $375.00.
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    175. Weinberg, Yechiel Yaakov. PINUI ATSAMOT METIM. Berlin: Bi-Defus Tsevi Hirsh Ishkovski, 1925. 1st edition. Boards, 8vo, 57 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. The title translates to “Excavating the Bones of the Dead. ” As this title suggests, this book of responsa concerns the process of digging up and relocating the bones of the dead. As an example, Weinberg addresses the concern of Jews who were forced to relocate due to the war and must now retrieve the bones of their ancestors. Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg (1884-1966) was a well known Neo-Orthodox Polish/Russian rabbi, posek, and rosh yeshiva who frequently published responsa and other material on halacha. During WWII he was trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto but was able to survive by being imprisoned with Russian POWs rather than Jews. (Wiki, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Dead -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Responsa -- 1800-1948. Dead -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Responsa. OCLC lists 3 copies (Harvard, NLI, & HUC). Ex-library with usual markings. Water damage throughout. Chips to paper wrappers. Rare. (HEB-48-24) (ID #37016) $150.00.
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    177. [“chief Rabbi Of New York”!] Yudelovitch, Abraham Aaron [Yudelewitz]. SEFER SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT BET AV HAMISHAI: HELEK DA’AT AVRAHAM AL YOREH DE’AH. New York: Bi-Defus Rozenberg Print. Ko, 1918. First edition. Period boards. 4to. 348 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman, 633. Title translates to: “Responsa Beit Av Hamishai: The Opinion of Rabbi Abraham on Yoreh De’ah. ” This is vol. 5 of Yudelovitch’s Beit Av series. It contains responsa that he authored while serving as a rabbi in various American and European cities. Yudelewitz (1850-1930) was a controversial, yet influential rabbi from Novogrudok, Belorussia. He was recognized as a child prodigy and studied in the Volozhin Yeshiva. He served as a rabbi in a number of Lithuanian towns before becoming the chief rabbi of Manchester in 1898. He attended the World Zionist Congress in 1903 and he immigrated to America in 1904. Yudelewitz served as a rabbi in Boston and an instructor in RlETS before becoming a rabbi in Bayonne, NJ, in 1906. He later occupied the pulpit of Beth Hamidrash Hagadol of New York (Eldridge St.; in his approbation to #645, he signed his name as the chief rabbi of New York). He served as the president of the Jewish Ministers Association, which was ostracized by the Agudath Harabbonim. He was further cut off from the rabbinical world when he published a controversial work on halitzah. When Yudelewitz died in 1930, many well known rabbis refused to attend his funeral. Among the American rabbis he ordained were Isaac Sodden, and Mordekhai Aaron Kaplan (Goldman, 2006). SUBJECTS: Responsa -- 1800-1900. Responsa -- 1900- Responsa. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YU, NLI, and Stanford). Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. Rare. (AMR-47-26) (ID #37483) $225.00.
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    179. Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham; Wolfensohn, Zeeb Wolf; Schneerson, Sheneur Zalman. SEFER HEMDAH GENUZAH: VE-HU TESHUVOT HA-GEONIM... GAM HOSAFNU... KUNTRES 1. ME-HIDUSHE HA-RASHBA LE-MAS. YEVAMOT... MI-KETAV YAD. Yerushalayim: Bi-Defus Y. Bek, 1863. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 76 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Hidden Desire: Responsa of the Geonim. ” 166 previously unknown responsa from the Geonim and the novellae of R. Solomon ben Abraham Adret (Rashba) on tractate Yevamot. The title page describes it as the responsa of the geonim, the Torah of the rishonim (early sages), elder rabbis, early geonim, that were concealed and secreted for many hundreds of years in ancient manuscripts and from heaven it came to them to bring that which was unknown to light. The geonim were recognized by the Jews as the highest authority of instruction from the end of the sixth century or somewhat later to the middle of the 11th. Also worth noting is that this responsa was “brought to the publishing house” by then Chief Rabbi of Chabad and cousin to Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. SUBJECTS: Responsa -- To 1040. Geonic literature. CD- 0138196. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Title page soiled. Ex-library with usual markings. Internally Very Good. Overall Good+ Condition. (HEB-50-29) (ID #38080) $125.00.
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    181. Zingoli, Isaac Joseph. מרי בינה: לקחת מוסר, השכל, צדק, ומשפט ומשרים חלק ראשון IMRE BINAH: LAKAHAT MUSAR HASKEL TSEDEK U-MISHPAT U-MESHARIM HELEK RISHON. Livorno: Mi-Yad Yisrael Kushta, 1883. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 242 pages. 18cm. In Hebrew. Vinograd, Leghorn 1011. Includes Hebrew-Italian lexicon of difficult terms at rear. Title translates to: “Words of Understanding: To Receive the Instruction of Wisdom, Justice, and Judgment, and Equity. ” This text is comprised of ninety-nine chapters, each beginning with a biblical verse in a large font followed by text in vocalized square letters in a smaller font and then a further explanation in rabbinic letters. SUBJECTS: Jewish ethics -- 1750- Jewish ethics. OCLC only lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, JTS, HUC), none south or west of Cincinnati. Ex-library with usual markings. In Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-53A) (ID #37532) $300.00.
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    183. Shapira, Yehoshua Tsvi Michal [Rav Hirsch Michal]. אמרות טהורות מאת ר’ יהושע צבי מיכל AMAROT TEHOROT SHENE SEFARIM NIFTAHIM: SEFER 1. BA-`AVON MAHALOKET U-SEYAGAV...: SEFER 2: MINHAT SHEMUEL. Jerusalem: Defus Ha-`ivri, 1921. Later boards protecting original paper wrappers, which are present. 8vo, 74 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Pure Sayings - Two Developed Books: Book 1. On the Sin of Disagreement and its Restrictions. Book 2. Minchat Shmuel. ” Rav Michal Hirsch (1840-1906) was one of the most well respected rebbes (Admorim) of the Old Yishuv period. His followers, notably Yaakov Moshe Charlap, published many of his writings. (Wiki, 2016) This publication deals primarily with the topic of disputes and moral speech, as outlined in Pirkei Avot. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Previous owner’s stamp on foreword. Very Good Condition (HEB-48-23) (ID #37015) $100.00.
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    185. Amram, Nathan Ben Hayyim. ספר נועם המדות: כשמו כן הוא שכן בו תמצא...מוסר הסשל SEFER NO`AM HA-MIDOT: KI-SHEMO KEN HU SHE-KEN BO TIMTSA... MUSAR HASKEL [PART ONE]. Saloniki: [H. Mo. L. ], 1856. First edition. Period boards. 12mo. [186 pages], 17 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Beauty of a Moral Life. ” Nathan Amram (1791-1870) is best known as the financial emissary (ShaDaR) for Hebron’s Jewish community and the chief rabbi of Alexandria. He authored dozens of texts over the course of his life that dealt with a wide variety of topics from philosophy to kabbalah to halacha. Sefer No’am Ha-Midot is a three-part anthology of wisdom and information from a range of sources. Each section of the book deals with a different topic and contains brief statements. (Wiki) CD000156020. Vinograd: Salonica, 885. SUBJECTS: Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. All text is clean and clear. Repair to binding. Overall in Good Condition. (HEB-48-43) (ID #37108) $335.00.
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    187. Jedaiah Ben Abraham Bedersi; Tobias Goodman. בחינות עולםBEHINOT OLAM: AN INVESTIGATION OF CAUSES ARISING FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF THE WORLD, IN WHICH MAN IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED. London, L. Alexander, 1806. 1st English Language Edition. Later paper wrappers, 12mo. 73 pages. In English and Hebrew. First written 500 years ago and translated by Rabbi Tobias Goodman into English. Jacques Judah Lyons’ copy, with his stamp at the edge of title page. Lyons [his name more commonly written as Jacques Judah Lyons] (1813–1877) "was born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813). His parents, Judah Eleazar and Mary Asser Lyons, had emigrated to Surinam from Philadelphia in the early 1800s....Jacques began his career as a hazan in Surinam in Congregation Nevie Shalom, a synagogue founded by Spanish-Portuguese Jews. In 1836 he left for Philadelphia, his parents' home state, and was hired within a few months by Congregation Beth Shalome of Richmond, Virginia. He served Beth Shalome for two years, winning the high esteem of the congregation. In 1839, following the death of Rev. Isaac B. Mendez Seixas, he was elected Seixas' successor as minister of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York City. He married Grace Nathan, daughter of Seixas Nathan and Sarah Mendes Seixas in 1842....During his thirty-eight years of ministry, he became highly active in Jewish welfare and advocating Orthodox Judaism. He [was]...one of the founders of Jews Hospital, later renamed The Mount Sinai Hospital..... Prior to 1861, and continuing to the end of his life, Jacques painstakingly gathered sources and information on United States Jewish history in the hopes of publishing his findings....His niece through marriage, Emma Lazarus, wrote the poem "Rosh Hashanah, 5638" in his memory" (SocialArchive, 2015). SUBJECT (S): Jewish Ethics. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Paper stained, old binding marks in gunner margin, Good condition. (BIBLE-12-14A) (ID #36556) $275.00.
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    189. Luzzatto, Samuel David; Igel, Eliezer Eliyah. ISRAELITISCHE MORAL-THEOLOGIE. Czernowitz: Rudolf Eckhardt, 1864. 1st German Edition. Modern Boards. 8vo. [viii], 103 pages; 21 cm. In German. German translation of Luzzatto’s “Lezioni di Teologica Morale Israelitica. ” Translates into English as, “Israelite Moral Theology Lessons. ” This is the first ever translation of any work by Samuel David Luzzatto into German. It was published two years after the 1st Italian Edition and one year before Luzzatto’s death. “Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865) was an Italian Jewish scholar, poet, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal…. During his literary career of more than fifty years, Luzzatto wrote a great number of works and scholarly correspondences … (there is) hardly any subject in connection with Judaism on which he did not write. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and usual markings. Small tears on title page. In very good condition. (SPEC-42-9) (ID #37058) $125.00.
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    191. Ashkenazi, Samuel Jaffe Ben Isaac; Leib, He-Hasid, Jehiel Michael Ben Judah. ספר יפה מראה: חיבוש קדוש ונורא SEFER YEFEH MAREH: HIBUR KADOSH VE-NORA.... Berlin: Natan. Naimark, 1725. Later boards. 4to. [424] pages; 35 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates roughly to “Handsome” and refers to the biblical description of Joseph “yafeh to'ar (well built) and yafeh mareh (good looking). ” This edition makes reference to Yofi Mikhlal’s explanations and study guides for grammar and vowelization. Sefer Yafeh Mareh was first published in Constantinople, 1587 and Venice 1590. It contains expositions of the aggadot of the Jerusalem Talmud. In the preface Jaffe explains that it was his aim to interpret the aggadot of the Jerusalem Talmud "because they are very similar to the aggadot of the Midrash Rabbah in style and in language" (EJ, 2007). SUBJECTS: Aggada -- Commentaries. Aggada. Talmud Yerushalmi. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex-library with no markings other than bookplate. Overall Excellent Condition. (HEB-49-5) (ID #37208) $250.00.
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    193. Leibowitz, Nehemiah S. דורש רשומות האגדה: להכיר האותות והרשומות הנמצאים באגדות חז”ל DORESH RESHUMOT HA-AGADAH: LE-HAKIR HA-OTOT VEHA-RISHUMIM HA-NIMTSAIM BE-AGADOT HAZAL. New York: Press Of A. H. Rosenberg, 1893. First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 39 pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew. Singerman 4556. Goldman 696. Title translates to “Seeking Records of the Legend: Getting to Know the Background and Letters that are Found in the Legends of the Sages. ” This book contains explanations of several aggadot of the Talmud. Samuel Nehemiah Libowitz (1862–1939), writer on Jewish subjects, was born in Kolno, Poland before emigrating to the U. S. In 1881. He wrote extensively on the Hebrew Bible and Judaism as a whole. He corresponded with eminent Jewish scholars including Israel Davidson, to whom he wrote 107 letters, which he later published himself in 1933. In several of his works he violently railed against such scholars as R. Isaac Hirsch Weiss, Ze'ev Schorr, Radkinson, Saul Tchernichowsky, and Joseph Klausner. SUBJECTS: Aggadah. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. CD-NLI 0143944; Binding repaired. Some minor soiling to pages, otherwise all text is clean. Overall Good- Condition. (AMR-47-36) (ID #37496) $175.00.

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    195. Greenup, Albert. ילקוט המכירי על ספר זכריה YALKUT HA-MAKHIRI: `AL SEFER ZEKHARYAH: KOVETS MAAMARE HAKH. Z.L. HA-MEFUZARIM BA-TALMUD U-MIDRASHI [THE YALKUT OF R. MACHIR BAR ABBA MARI ON ZECHARIAH. London, 1909. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 148 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew and English. The Yalkut Ha-Makhiri is a collection of aggadic midrashim that were compiled by Makhir abba Mari. Very little is known of Mari or the period in which he worked, though it is thought that he came from Spain. This volume contains an introduction in English and Hebrew, followed by Makhiri’s work on the Book of Zachariah. SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts, Hebrew -- England -- London. British Museum. Manuscript. Harley 5704. Bible. Zechariah -- Commentaries. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding repaired. Otherwise, all text is clean and pages are intact. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-48-19) (ID #37011) $100.00.
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    197. Lass, Rabbi Zevi Hirsch. ATERET TSEVI: KOLEL MAAMARIM U-DERUSHIM U-VEURIM BI-AGADAH [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. New York: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1902. First edition. Original paper wrappers rebound in period boards. 8vo, 78 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 716. Author’s lengthy inscription and ownership stamp on front end page. Title translates to “Aggadah and Homiletics: Including Articles, Rulings, and Elucidations on the Legends. ” Rabbi Zevi ben Moses Lass (b. 1849), was born in Girkalnis, Kovno Province. He studied under his uncle before joining the Perushim of Eisiskes for three years. He then went to Vilna and was ordained by Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Spektor and Rabbi Isaac Harif of Slonim. He was appointed the rabbi of Jieznas in 1871 but due to the financial instability of the community, he immigrated to New York in 1884. There he served as a preacher, he was known as the "Yezner Rav" and as a kashrut supervisor under the authority of Chief Rabbi Jacob Joseph for twelve years. In the introduction to this book, Rabbi Lass writes, "'Originally, [when I first came to New York, ]...I planned to publish [from my ms. The] section of responsa [on gittin called Geresh Yerahim] because there within are many important matters of practical halakhah. However, after my wheel [of fortune] turned I was left without any support and not one penny remained in my hands. I concluded that I should [instead] publish the section on aggadah and homiletics [i. E, Ateret Zevi]. It is my hope that this section will attract many of my brethren among the children of Israel in this land to support me and my household, and also so that I will be able to disseminate from my wellspring all my novel interpretations in halakhah, i. E, the book Geresh Yerahim. " Rabbi Lass published the section on aggadah first because "here interest in halakhah is in a low state. ” SUBJECTS: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Aggada -- Commentaries. Aggada. Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Brandeis, YU, HUC, JTS), none west or south of Cincinnati. Binding repaired. Minor wear to boards. Internally Very Good. (HEB-48-52) (ID #37531) $275.00.
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    199. Qirqisani, Yaqub Ibn Ishaq, 10th Cent; Leon Nemoy. KITAB AL-ANWAR WAL-MARAQIB: CODE OF KARAITE LAW. VOLUME I-IV, COVERING THE 7TH-10TH DISCOURSES. New York, Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1943. 4to, pages 789-1113 (i. E. 324 pages). The full series is 5 volumes, a total of 1284 + 81 pages, published serially 1939-1943. These volumes, I-II covers the First Discourse (Historical Introduction), the Second (Philosophical and Theological Principles of Jurisprudence), Third Discourse (Criticism of Sectarian Doctrines), and Fourth Discourse (Methods of Construction and Interpretation of Law). SUBJECT(S): Karaite law. Arabic (i. E, Judeo-Arabic) text reproduced from manuscript copy. Includes indexes. "edited from the manuscripts in the State public library at Leningrad and the British Museum at London by Leon Nemoy. " Ex-library with usual markings. Minor wear to spine. Otherwise Very Good Condition. Quite scarce. (RAB-33-23A) (ID #36471) $400.00.
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    201. Japheth Ben Ali, Ha-Levi; Philip Birnbaum. THE ARABIC COMMENTARY OF YEFET BEN ALI THE KARAITE ON THE BOOK OF HOSEA. Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1942. First edition. Original Stiff Wraps. 8vo. LXII, 247, [2] pages. 21 cm. Text in Judeo-Arabic in Hebrew characters. Introduction and notes in English. With two pages of fascimile (of manuscript copies held in the Leningrad library). The Arabic commentary of Yefet ben 'Ali the Karaite on the Book of Hosea; edited from eight manuscripts and provided with critical notes and an introduction by Philip Birnbaum. Dissertation of Philip Birnbaum; a critical, scientific edition of the Arabic commentary of the Karaite Yefet Ben Ali, on the Book of Hosea. Birnbaum's edition of Yefet Ben Ali's work, edited from eight manuscripts and included an English language introduction, a translation into Hebrew of the Arabic original, and critical notes on the text. Japheth ben Ali Ha-Levi (second half of tenth century) was a “Karaite scholar in Jerusalem. Details of his life are not known. He was the only Karaite who wrote biblical commentaries in Arabic... His commentaries are unparalleled in size and diversity of the aspects discussed in relation to the biblical text: language, halakhah, history, theology and much polemics against Rabbinic Judaism and also against other religions, notably Islam and Christianity. Messianic aspects of the biblical text are adduced in certain contexts, sometimes extensively. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Karaite. Bible. Hosea – Commentaries. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding repaired. Overall Good Condition. (RAB-58-6) (ID #37319) $50.00.
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    203. Davidson, Israel. SAADIA'S POLEMIC AGAINST HIWI AL-BALKHI: A FRAGMENT EDITED FROM A GENIZAH MS. (INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR). New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1915. Beautiful marble period boards. 8vo.104 pages. In Hebrew and English. First Edition. SUBJECT(S): Karaites controversial literature; Philosophy Jewish; Cairo Genizah; Hiwi al-Balhi, 9th century. Davidson (1870–1939) was a scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. “He was born in Yonava, Lithuania…In 1888, after a few years' study at Slobodka yeshivah, he emigrated to the United States…. After completing his studies at Columbia University, he was director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and chaplain at the Sing Sing prison. In 1905 he began teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and in 1915 was appointed professor of medieval Hebrew literature. Among the most important works are…Saadia's Polemic against Hiwi al-Balkhi (1915) ” and numerous others. Ex-library with usual markings.Some loose pages, otherwise Good condition. (RAB-57-16A) (ID #36475) $100.00.
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    205. Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972. THE QUEST FOR CERTAINTY IN SAADIA’S PHILOSOPHY. New York: Philip Feldheim, 1944. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 67 pages. Reprinted from the Jewish Quarterly Review, Volume 33, numbers 2 & 3, and Volume 34, Number 4. 1st edition as such. Published when Heschel was only 37 years old, while at HUC. Heschel, “U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow); on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. Heschel wrote books and studies on medieval Jewish philosophy – on Saadiah Gaon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, and Don Isaac Abrabanel – as well as on Hasidism. He became one of the most influential modern philosophers of religion in the United States, where his work is widely recognized in Jewish and Christian circles. ” (Rothschild and Meir, EJ, 2007) Cover and pages slightly tanned. Very good condition. (RAB-36-13A) (ID #37574) $60.00.
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    207. Nahmanides. BEUR LE-HARAV HA-GADOL HA-MEKUBAL ALOKE RABENU MOSHEH BAR NAHMAN GIRONDI `AL HAMESHAH HUMSHE TORAH. Pressburg: Gedruckt Bei Anton Edlen Von Schmid, 1839. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 322 pages, 27 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Commentary on the Torah by our Great and Dear Rabbi Moses Bar Nahman. ” Rabbi Moshe ben Nahman, the 13th century Jewish leader and scholar known as Ramban, earned himself a place alongside Rashi as one of Judaism's primary Torah commentators. His commentary encompasses a vast panorama of Jewish learning, language, halakha, aggadah, philosophy, Kabbalah, and history. SUBJECTS: Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch. Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. CD 000150436. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (HUC, Spertus, UC Berkeley, and GWU). Ex-library with usual markings. Some pen on title page. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-52) (ID #37116) $150.00.
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    209. Alnakava, Efrayim [Alnaqua]; Beliyah, Hayim. שער כבוד השם..עם פח השער SHA`AR KEVOD HASHEM. Tunis: Bi-Defus Kastro Va-Havero, 1901. Period cloth. 8vo. [194] pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references. Title translates to “Entrance to the Glory of God. ” Alnakava (1354-1442) was a reknowned Sefardi polymath and rabbi. According to legend, he escaped the Spanish inquisitions and fled to North Africa riding a lion and using a serpent as a halter. He was a miracle worker to many of his contemporaries. He was an innovative physician, much like the Rambam, and was the royal doctor under the Zayyanid dynasty. This is his only known published work, in which Alnakava addresses criticisms by Nahmanides of the Rambam’s Guide to the Perplexed. It combines aspects of philosophy, judaism, kabbalah, and theology. (Wiki, 2016) SUBJECTS: Descriptor: Jewish philosophy -- Early works to 1800. Philosophy, Medieval -- Early works to 1800. Judaism -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800. Jewish philosophy. Judaism -- Doctrines. Philosophy, Medieval. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to boards. Pages are browning and brittle, yet intact and in good shape. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-48-32) (ID #37095) $150.00.
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    211. Ibn Ezra, Joseph Ben Hayyim Moshe. ספר שלחן המלך...:על הרמב"ם SEFER SHULHAN HA-MELEKH:... AL HA-RAMBAM. Izmir: Ba-Defus Shel Yitshak Shemuel Di Sigorah Va-Haverav, 1863. First edition. Period boards with leather spine. 4to. 174 pages and 112 pages; 31 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The King’s Table. ” This book features innovations in the study of Maimonides and is the only known book by Joseph ben Hayyim Moshe Ibn Ezra. SUBJECTS: RAMBAM. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Cornell, UC Berkeley, UChicago, Harvard, and UPenn). Wear to boards and spine. Internally Very Good. (HEB-50-9) (ID #37698) $300.00.
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    213. Ornstein, Jakob. MOSES MAIMONIDES, SEIN LEBEN UND SCHAFFEN. GEDENKREDE GEHALTEN AM 28. MRZ 1935 IN DER VON DER "UNION STERREICHISCHER JUDEN" IN WIEN ZUR FEIER DER 800. WIEDERKEHR SEINES GEBURTSTAGES VERANSTALTETEN FESTVERSAMMLUNG [INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR]. [Wien], [Union Oesterreichischer Juden], 1935. 1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 59 pages, [2]; 23 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Moses Maimonides, His Life and Works. On March 28th 1935 Commemorations Were Held in the Festivities Organized by the Union Of Jews in Vienna to Celebrate The 800th Anniversary of His Birthday. ” Inscribed by Ornstein on the front end page. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Boards are worn. Inside pages very good condition. (GER-58-66) (ID #38245) $30.00.
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    215. Schachnowitz, Selig. RABBI MOSCHE BEN MAIMUN: EIN LEBENSWERK FÜR GOTT, ISRAEL, UND THORA. Frankfurt A. M, Joel Sanger, 1935. Original orange paper wrappers. 12mo. 53 pages; 18 cm. Written in German with Hebrew quotes. Nazi-era imprint. Title translates to “Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon: a Work of Life for God, Israel, and Torah. ” Divided into 5 parts. Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, “commonly known as Maimonides...and also referred to by the acronym Rambam...was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician” (Wikipedia, 2016). He authored many famous works including his Guide for the Perplexed. Selig Schachnowitz was a publicist, cantor, editor, and teacher who edited a modern Orthodox magazine in Frankfurt Am Main before the war and authored several books. He summarizes Maimonides’ theories about God, Torah, and Israel in this succinct book. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides, Jewish philosophy. OCLC and WorldCat list 12 holdings worldwide. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Mild edgewear and slight toning. Minimal staining. Very good + condition. (GER-51-10) (ID #38044) $35.00.
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    217. Feuchtwang, David; Krauss, Samuel,; Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien. MOSES BEN MAIMON: AUS ANLAß DER 800. WIENDERKEHR SEINES GEBURTSTAGES. Wien, Vorstande Der Isr. Kultusgemeinde In Wien, 1935. First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with raised blue illustration of Maimonides standing beneath two elaborate pillars. 8vo. 23 cm; 46 pages. Written in German. Title translates to “Moses ben Maimon: On the Occasion of the 800th Return of his Birthday. ” Title page includes cover wrapper illustration in black. First page includes elaborate, intricate border around the first letter, a large green, black, and white calligraphy D with flowers and vines with Maimonides sitting in the hole in the D reading a scroll. The border includes a guarded tower and a ship with many bearded men, amongst other images. Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, “commonly known as Maimonides...and also referred to by the acronym Rambam...was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician” (Wikipedia, 2016). He authored many famous works including his Guide for the Perplexed. David Feuchtwang “was a Jewish scholar and author, and chief rabbi of Vienna from 1933 until his death in 1936” (Wikipedia, 2016). Samuel Krauss “was a professor at the Jewish Teachers’ Seminary, Budapest, 1894-1906, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Vienna, 1906-1938” (Wikipedia, 2016). He was an expert in the field of Talmudic archaeology. SUBJECT(S): Maimonides. OCLC and WorldCat list 24 holdings worldwide. Rubbing and mild edgewear. Minimal pen marks and stains that do not affect text. Slight toning to pages. Very good condition. (GER-51-26) (ID #38060) $60.00.
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    219. Kahle, Paul. THE CAIRO GENIZAH. Frederick A. Praeger: New York, 1960. 8 vo. xiv, 370 pages, 10 leaves with 10 plates of facsimiles: illustrations, facsimiles; 23 cm. Second edition. Some wear and tear to dustjacket, overall in Very Good Condition. (AC-3-4) (ID #36560) $100.00.
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    221. Lammens, Henri. FATIMA ET LES FILLES DE MAHOMET. NOTES CRITIQUES POUR L'ÉTUDE DE LA SIRA. Rome, Sumptibus Pontificii Instituti Biblici, 1912. Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 170. Title translates into English as "Fatima and Mohammad's Daughters." SUBJECTS: Fatimah Bint Muhammad, -632 or 633. Muhammad, Prophet, -632. Ibn Hisham, `Abd al-Malik, -834. Sirat Al-Nabi. Fatimah, -632 or 633. Muhammad, Prophet, -632. Ibn Hisham, Àbd al-Malik, -834. Sirat Al-Nabi Fatima, fille de Muhammad, le prophète, m. 633. Ibn Hisam, `Abd al-Malik, m.834. Sirat an-Nabi Mahomet (prophète de l'Islam; 057.-0632) -- Famille. Some foxing and chipping to cover, otherwise Good Condition. (AC-2-9) (ID #36494) $140.00.
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    223. Perets, Yitshak. AL-HARÎZÎ ALS ÜBERSETZER DE MAKÂMEN AL-HARÎRÎS: EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER LITERATUR-ÜBERTRAGUNGEN. München, B. Heller, 1932. First separate edition (?). Original grey paper wrappers. 4to. 92 pages; 24 cm. Written in German. Title translates to “Al-Harîzî As Translator of the Makâmen Al-Harîrîs: A Contribution to the History of Literary Transmissions. ” Interpretation of Hebrew literature, Arabic poetry, and Medieval Maqamah. Divided into three parts with smaller chapters within each. Includes bibliography, a table of abbreviations of biblical books, a table of other abbreviations, and a transcription table with Hebrew and Arabic letters. Also includes several pages of charts that track changes in texts as well as a several page excerpt of a Hebrew text. SUBJECT(S): Arabic poetry, Hebrew literature, Medieval Maqamah. Very minimal edgewear. Slight toning. Minimal pencil markings and stains that do not affect text. Very good + condition. (GER-51-27) (ID #38061) $55.00.
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    225. Nissim Ben Jacob Ben Nissim Ibn Shahin; Obermann, Julian. THE ARABIC ORIGINAL OF IBN SHAHIN'S BOOK OF COMFORT, KNOWN AS THE HIBBUR YAPHE OF R. NISSIM B. YAAQOBH. New Haven, Yale University Press; Paris, P. Geuthner, 1933. 1st Edition. Original Cloth. 4to. LIX, CLIV, 183 pages. 29 cm. In English and Judeo-Arabic. The manuscript of the Book of comfort. Edited from the unique manuscript by Julian Obermann. Facsimile edition of a Judeo-Arabic ms. With transcription into Arabic; introduction and notes in English. Yale oriental series. Researches, XVII. Nissim ben Jacob ben Nissim ibn Shahin (c. 990–1062), “together with Hananel b. Hushi'el, the outstanding leader and talmudist of North Africa. … Hibbur me-haYeshu'ah (Ferrara, 1557), Nissim's best-known work, is a collection of Hebrew stories and folktales taken from early sources. It is designed to strengthen belief, faith, and morality among the people and to raise their spirit. This work, possibly the first prose storybook in medieval Hebrew literature, paved the way for Hebrew belletristic literature as a literary genre. Tradition has it that Nissim dedicated the book to his father-in-law, Dunash, who is otherwise unknown, to console him in his mourning. The first printed edition was published from an early Hebrew translation, and the Arabic text was published by J. Obermann. The Hebrew version has been frequently republished, not always according to the same translation. A new Hebrew translation, together with critical annotations by H. Z. Hirschberg, was published in 1954. Additional Arabic texts have been published by S. Abramson. The work circulated widely even before its first printing, and had a great influence on similar story collections. Ma'asiyyot she-ba-Talmud (Constantinople, 1519) was based upon it, and the Hibbur ha-Ma'asiyyot (ibid, 1519) is an anthology of its stories. Many of the stories included by Gaster in his The Exempla of the Rabbis (1924; 19682) were taken from it. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Talmud - Legends. Jewish legends. Aggada - Translations into English. Folk literature, Judeo-Arabic - Translations into English. Ex-Library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and Usual Markings. About very good condition. (Rab-58-39a) (ID #37055) $150.00.
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    227. Geiger, Abraham. DIE STELLUNG DES JUDENTHUMS ZUM CHRISTENTHUM IM DREIZEHNTEN UND VIERZEHNTEN JAHRHUNDERT OFFENES SENDSCHREIBEN AN DEN EVANGELISCHEN OBER-KIRCHENRATH IN BERLIN. Breslau: Schletter'sche Buchhandlung, 1871. 1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 24 pages; 21 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Jewish-Chirstian Relations in the Thirteenth And Fourteenth Century: An Open Letter to the Protestant Church High Office in Berlin. ” “Abraham Geiger (1810 –1874) was a German rabbi and scholar, considered the founding father of Reform Judaism. Emphasizing its constant development along history and universalist traits, Geiger sought to reformulate received forms and design what he regarded as a religion compliant with modern times. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity -- History. Medieval and early modern period. Interfaith relations. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Front Hinge starting. Paper toned. Slight dampstains throughout. Pages are clear. In good condition. (Ger-58-38) (ID #38094) $100.00.
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    229. Yannai.; Israel Davidson; Louis Ginzberg. MAHAZOR YANAI: KE-FI MAH SHE-NIMTSA MI-MENU BA-GENIZAH ASHER BE-MITSRAYIM BE-HOSAFAT PIYUTE YANAI HA-AHERIM [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; Bet Midrash Ha-Rabanim Asher Ba-'amerika, 1919. Original Cloth. 8vo. IV, 55, XLIX pages. 24 cm. First edition. Parallel Hebrew text and English translation. Added title page: Mahzor Yannai, a liturgical work of the 7th century edited from Genizah fragments with notes and introduction by Israel Davidson and additional notes by Louis Ginzberg. Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America; volume 6. Inscribed by Israel Davidson in script on title page. “Yannai, liturgical poet, one of the principal representatives of the old Palestinian piyyut. … Davidson's publications opened new horizons for research into Yannai. In 1910 he found a Genizah fragment with quotations and beginnings of poems from the 'Mahzor Yannai'; this established the existence of a greater poetic work of Yannai's. In 1919 he found in some Greek-Hebrew genizah, fragment palimpsests (published by F. C. Burkitt in Fragments of the Book of Kings (1897), and by C. Taylor in Hebrew-Greek Cairo Genizah Palimpsests, 1900) some of Yannai's kerovot which were thought lost, and which he later published with notes by L. Ginzberg (Mahzor Yannai (1919)). In 1928 Davidson found – following a suggestion by Brody – three other poems by Yannai among the Genizah fragments in the Bodleian Library: he published them in Genizah Studies (vol. 3, 1928). ” (EJ 2008). Israel Davidson, (1870–1939), “scholar of medieval Hebrew literature... Mahzor Yannai (1919), published from Greek palimpsests, Davidson recognizing Yannai 's piyyut in the superimposed writing. ” (EJ 2008) Contains signature of previous owner on endpage, Rabbi Mordecai L. Brill, dated 1936; the year that Brill was ordained at the rabbinical school of the Jewish Theological Seminary (Biographical note in Mordecai L. Brill Papers at JTS). Subjects: Piyutim. Hebrew – Manuscripts. Genizah. Ex-library with usual markings. Light wear to cloth, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (RAB-55-50A) (ID #37323) $100.00.
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    231. Roth, Cecil. THE QUALIFICATION OF JEWISH PHYSICIANS IN THE MIDDLE AGES. [Cambridge, Mass. ], [Medieval Academy Of America], 1953. 1st Edition Offprint. Originial Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 834-843 pages; 26 cm. In English. From Speculum: A Journal of Mediaeval Studies, Vol. XXVIII, no. 4 (October, 1953). SUBJECT(S): Jewish physicians. Licensure. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. (Spertus Inst Of Jewish Studies, HUC, NLI, Univ Of Southampton, Wellcome Libr). Cover Browning. Good+ condition. (BR-11-18) (ID #37083) $100.00.
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    233. (Trier) Altmann, Adolf. DAS FRÜHESTE VORKOMMEN DER JUDEN IN DEUTSCHLAND: JUDEN IM RÖMISCHEN TRIER, NACH HISTORISCHEN UND ARCHÄOLOGISCHEN QUELLEN. Trier: Kommissionsverlag Der Paulinus-Druckerei, 1932. First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with photograph of street in Trier. 4to. 32 pages; 25.5 cm. In German. ALTMANN, ADOLF (1879-1944), rabbi, historian, philosopher. An early follower of Herzl, he worked for the acceptance of religious Zionism in the face of hostility on the part of the Hungarian Orthodox rabbinate. He was a delegate to the First Mizrachi Congress in Pressburg, correspondent for Die Welt (1905), and editor of the Ungarische Wochenschrift (1904). The results of his historical research into the community's origins were published in Das Frcheste Vorkommen der Juden in Deutschland; Juden in romischen Trier (1931), which threw new light on the subject, dating the settlement of Jews in Trier to the end of the 3rd and early 4th century C. E. He contributed the entry on the history of German Jews to the Jcdisches Lexikon (1927). [Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica]. Includes several black-and-white photographs and facsimiles of art. SUBJECT(S): Jews - Germany - Trier. Mild edgewear and rubbing. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Minimal staining and slight toning to pages. Very good condition. (GERA-12-11A). (ID #38134) $30.00.
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    235. Azulai, Hayyim Joseph David. ספר סדר עבודה עבודת הקודש: חלק ראשון נקרא מורה באצבע ... וחלק השני נקרא צפורן שמיר SEDER AVODAH, AVODAT HA-KODESH: MINHAT ZIKARON... HELEK RISHON NIKRA MOREH BE-ETSBA... VE-HELEK SHENI NIKRA TSOPOREN SHAMIR. [Polonne], 1816. Later boards. 37 leaves. 8vo, 17 cm. In Hebrew. CD 000108628. Vinograd, Polonnoye, 119.This exceedingly rare edition of The Chida's renowned kabalistic works, published just 10 years after his death, contains Moreh Be-Etsba and Tsoporen Shamir, in short, providing a guide for proper spiritual conduct. This edition, was printed in one of the great spiritual centers of the time, Polonne (in modern day Ukraine) where Hebrew printing was especially vibrant between 1782-1820. “Haim Yosef David Azulai ben Yitzhak Zerachia (1724 –1806), commonly known as the Hida... Was a Jerusalem born rabbinical scholar, a noted bibliophile, and a pioneer in the publication of Jewish religious writings. Haim Yosef David Azulai was born in Jerusalem…. The scion of a prominent rabbinic family, the great-great-grandson of Moroccan Rabbi Abraham Azulai. His main teachers were the Yishuv haYashan rabbis Isaac HaKohen Rapoport, Shalom Sharabi, and Haim ibn Attar (the Ohr HaHaim). At an early age he showed proficiency in Talmud, Kabbalah, and Jewish history. In 1755, he was — on the basis of his scholarship — elected to become an emissary (shaliach) for the small Jewish community in the Land of Israel, and he would travel around Europe extensively, making an impression in every Jewish community that he visited. According to some records, he left the Land of Israel three times (1755, 1770, and 1781), living in Hebron in the meantime. His travels took him to Western Europe, North Africa, and — according to legend — to Lithuania, where he met the Vilna Gaon” (Wikipedia, 2016). SUBJECT(S): Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. -- Customs and practices. Jewish ethics. Early 19th Century editions of this work generally appear in only 1 library in OCLC; no holdings of this specific edition are listed. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages lightly soiled, but overall in Very Good Condition.Rare. (HEB-48-2) (ID #36827) $225.00.
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    237. Elijah Ben Solomon Abraham Ha-Kohen. שבט מוסר חלק שני SEFER SHEVET MUSAR: HELEK SHENI. Sudilkov: [Publisher Unknown], 1833. Original leather boards. 8vo. 136 pages. 22cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Rod of Admonition: Part II. ” Abraham Solomon ha-Kohen ha-Itamari (1640-1729) was born in Smyrna and was a leading rabbi there. R. Elijah's opposition to Shabbetai Zevi and his associates earned him much grief at home. He is best remembered for his ethical work Shevet Musar which has seen numerous editions and been translated into many languages. SUBJECTS: Kabbalah – Jewish ethics. OCLC does not list any copies of this edition. Vinograd, Sudylkow, 192. Leather boards are worn and faded. Some book worm holes. Pages are edgeworn and some pages are light blue. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-50-31) (ID #38082) $100.00.
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    239. Luzzatto, Samuel David. DIALOGUES SUR LA KABBALE ET LE ZOHAR ET SUR L'ANTIQUITÉ DE LA PONCTUATION ET DE L'ACCENTUATION DANS LA LANGUE HÉBRAIQUE. Gorizia, 1852. 1st Edition. Original Decorated Paper Wrappers Bound Inside. 8vo. 137 pages; 22 cm. In Hebrew with Preface in French. English Title is “Dialogues on Kabbalah and on the Antiquity of Punctuation. ” “Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865) was an Italian Jewish scholar, poet, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal…. During his literary career of more than fifty years, Luzzatto wrote a great number of works and scholarly correspondences … (there is) hardly any subject in connection with Judaism on which he did not write. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) ” SUBJECT(S): Cabala -- History. Hebrew language -- Vocalization. Authorship. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with jewish Institutional Stamp and Usual Markings. Some foxing but inside pages are remarkably bright and clear. Very little wear. Very good condition. (IT-9-16) (ID #37677) $100.00.
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    241. Yehudah Yudl,; 1859-1935.ספר נפלאות הזהר : ... כל המעשיות והספורים מן ספר הזהר הקדוש ... SEFER NIFLEʼOT HA-ZOHAR: ... MIN SEFER HA-ZOHAR HA-ḲADOSH ... “NIFLOUS HAZOHAR”: THE HISTORY OF THE ZOHAR FROM THE HOLY BIBLE. Montreal, 1927. 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 4to, 160 pages, 25 cm. ““haʻataḳah li-śefat Idit naʻaśeh ʻa.y. Binyamin Grinberg.” . ” SUBJECT (S): Tales -- Israel. Jewish legends. Cabala. Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Pentateuch. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Wrappers chipped at corners, spine rebacked, ex-library with usual marks, otherwise Good Condition. (rab-61-2) (ID #36610) $100.00.
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    243. Shapira, Natan. SEFER TORAT NATAN...AL MAAMRE HA-ZOHAR VE-KHITVE HA-ARI. Lemberg: U. W. Salat, 1884. Later boards. 8vo, 126 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Torah of Nathan: On the Zohar and Isaac Luria. ” Nathan Shapira, son of Reuben David Spira, associate rabbi of Cracow; died at Reggio, Italy, in 1662. He was sent from Jerusalem to Germany and Italy to collect alms. Most of his works are cabalistic in nature, including "Tub ha-Areh" (Venice, 1655; Zolkiev, 1781), on the excellencies of the Holy Land, on the holy vessels, etc.; "Yayin ha-Meshummar" (ib. 1660), on "Yayin Nesek"; "Matzot Shimmurim" (ib. 1665), on the mezuzah, tzitzit, etc. Azulai saw the manuscripts of his religious discourses and of several of his cabalistic works. (EJ, 1906) SUBJECTS: Descriptor: Cabala -- Early works to 1800. Sefirot (Cabala) Cabala. Sefirot (Cabala). OCLC lists two copies worldwide (JTS and Spertus). Ex-library with only marking on inside of rear board. Boards are heavily edgeworn. Pages are browning and brittle, but still in good shape. Repair to binding. Overall Good- Condition. (HEB-48-26) (ID #37020) $100.00.
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    245. Pereira, Aaron Elijah Raphael Hayyim Moses [Ferrera]. ספר מעיל הקודש ובגדי ישע: הגהות וביאורים על ס' עץ חיים ועל ש' הכונות SEFER ME`IL KODESH U-VIGDE YESHA`: HAGAHOT U-VEURIM `AL S. `ETS HAYIM VE-`AL SH. HA-KAVANOT. Yerushalayim: [Publisher Not Identified], 1888. First edition. Later boards with original leather spine. 4to. 85 pages, 31 cm. In Hebrew. The title translates to “The Holy Robe and the Clothes of Salvation: Treatises and Expositions on Chaim Vidal’s Etz Hayyim. ” This book was published following Rav Aaron Ferrera’s death in 1887 by his son Rabbi Yitzchak Moshe Ferrera (1840-1917). Rav Ferrera was a respected kabbalist and scholar. He moved to Jerusalem from Salonika and dedicated his life to Torah study. SUBJECTS: Etz Hayyim. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Oxford, UC Berkeley, JTS). CD 000158166. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to boards. Small, 2 inch tear on title page. Otherwise Good+ Condition. (HEB-50-20) (ID #37712) $350.00.
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    247. Yavetz, Yosef [Jabez]. מאמר האחדות ספר SEFER MA'AMAR HA-AHADUT. Nowy Dwor: Publisher Unknown, 1794. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 42 pages. 21 cm. In Hebrew. Vinograd, Nowydwor 69. Title translates to “Article of Unity. ” Rav Yavetz was a Spanish rabbi who fled Spain during the expulsion of 1492. He saw the expulsion as a divine punishment for turning to secular knowledge. His first book publication, Ohr HaChaim, dealt with this exclusively whereas his later publications dealt with faith and kabbalah. SUBJECTS: Kabbalah. OCLC lists one copy of this edition (Zurich). Bookworm holes throughout. Bottom quarter of title page is torn off, with some loss. Edgeworn. Contents are unaffected. Overall Fair Condition. Rare. (HEB-50-21) (ID #37713) $350.00.
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    249. Patai, Jozsef. KABALA: SEELEN UND WELTEN [INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO RABBI HIRSCH PEREZ CHAJES OF VIENNA]. Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1919. 1st Edition. Period Black and Gold Boards. 8vo. 176 pages; 20 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Kabala: Soul and Words. ” “Patai (1882–1953) was a poet, scholar, and Zionist leader. In his life and work, József Patai is representative of the first generation of Hungarian Zionist intellectuals. ” (YIVO, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Hasidism. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Inscribed to Rabbi Hirsch Perez Chajes by Patai on the Front End Page. Second inscription on the title page. Faint foxing with a few discolorations throughout. Otherwise about very good condition. (GER-58-46) (ID #38109) $150.00.
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    251. Kalisch, Isidor. SEPHER YEZIRAH. A BOOK ON CREATION: OR THE JEWISH METAPHYSICS OF REMOTE ANTIQUITY. New York: L. H. Frank & Co, 1877. 1st edition, original boards, 12mo, 57, 38 pages, 20 cm. In English and Hebrew. Title translates to The Book of Creation. The first English translation of the famous mystical text, which according to tradition was received by Adam the first man, written down by the biblical patriarch Abraham, and redacted by the great talmudic Rabbi, Akiva. May confer the ability to create living creatures out of clay. Printed combined with a brief overview in English of Talmudic wisdom by the translator. Isidor Kalisch was an American Reform rabbi, and along with Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, founder of Hebrew Union College, Kalisch edited the prayerbook Minhag America, Wise’s ambitious predecessor to the Union Prayer Book. SUBJECT (S) Descriptor: Cabala -- Talmud. This copy has lovely gilded edges. Gilded tooled title. Slight yellowing of paper. Very good condition. (MX-8-5a) (ID #37455) $400.00.
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    253. Myer, Isaac. QABBALAH: THE PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS OF SOLOMON BEN YEHUDAH IBN GEBIROL, OR AVICEBRON, AND THEIR CONNECTION WITH THE HEBREW QABBALAH AND SEPHER HA-ZOHAR, WITH REMARKS UPON THE ANTIQUITY AND CONTENT OF THE LATTER AND TRANSLATIONS OF SELECTED PASSAGES FROM. THE ZOHAR, AND AN ABSTRACT OF AN ESSAY UPON THE CHINESE QABBALAH CONTAINED IN THE BOOK CALLED THE YIH KING, A TRANSLATION OF PART OF THE MYSTIC THEOLOGY OF DIONYSIOS THE AREOPAGITE, AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ANCIENT AKKADIAN AND CHALDEAN U. Philadelphia: Pub. By The Author, 1888. Later paper wrappers. Limited edition of 350 copies printed by the author. 4to. [xxiv], 499 pages; 37 cm. Singerman, 3716. This landmark study of Jewish mysticism contains 50 engravings of Kabbalist images of the universe, the Sephiroth and priestly blessings, the Ark of the Covenant, as well as engravings of Buddha and ancient Hindu, Egyptian and Mexican deities. The volume was self-published in 1888 by Isaac Myer, a highly regarded member of Philadelphia's Numismatic and Antiquarian Society. Myer here assembles key writings on the Zohar and Kabbalistic mysticism, especially those of Ibn Gebirol (1027-70 C. E.), a Spanish mystic "celebrated respectively as the greatest philosopher and the greatest poet of his time. " Living in a period "when the Zohar and its connections were still in course of formation, " ibn Gebirol, known as Avicebron, is renowned for authoring The Fountain of Life (1050), "affirmed to be the earliest known exhibition of "'the secrets of the Speculative Kabbalah" (Waite, Holy Kabbalah, 96). He is especially famed for creating a Kabbalistic "image of the fission of the primordial ether" that vitally informs "the purely mystical theory of the intellect as a composite potency. " SUBJECT(S): Cabala. Ibn Gabirol. Water damage throughout. Text is bright and readable. Good- condition. (AMR-48-14) (ID #37371) $325.00.
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    255. Refael Avraham Shalom Shar`abi. ספר דברי שלום SEFER DIVRE SHALOM:... `AL HA-`ETS HAYIM VE-H SHE`ARIM... LEHA-KADOSH MOHARHAV, MI-TORAT HA-ARIEL. Yerushalayim: Ba-Defus Shel A. G. N. Ve-Shutafo `a. Y. Shemuel Ha-Levi Tsukerman, 1883. First edition. Period boards. 4to. 152 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Divrei Shalom. ” Kabbalist Rabbi Refael Avraham Shalom Mizrachi Sharabi (1775-1827), known as the Rosh, was the grandson of Rabbi Shalom Sharabi, the Rashash. He served as Rosh Yeshiva of the Kabalistic Beit El Yeshiva in Jerusalem and was renowned for his genius in the hidden and revealed Torah. He was a noted wonderworker and the author of the "Divrei Shalom" kabalistic works. SUBJECTS: Cabala. Jews -- Jerusalem. Cabala. Jews. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, Sweden, NYPL). CD-000171836. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages browning with some pencil. Overall Very Good Condition. Scarce. (HEB-50-30) (ID #38081) $225.00.
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    257. Elimelech [Elimelech Szapira Of Grodzhisk]. SEFER IMRE ELIMELECH. Warsaw: [Hayyim Kelter], 1876. First edition. Original boards. 8vo, 340 pages, 27 cm. In Hebrew. Elimelech Szapira of Grodzhisk (1823-1892) was a preeminent Polish Hasidic rabbi during the second half of the nineteenth century and founder of the Grodzhisk dynasty. It is said that he had 10,000 followers (Hasidim) at his peak. His teachings and commentary on the Torah were collected and printed in this volume. (Wiki, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Hasidism - Bible commentary - pentateuch. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Harvard, JTS, Binghamton, UC Berk, UPenn). CD 000171284 Previous owner’s stamps on title page along with some writing. Repair to spine. Some foxing on later pages. Otherwise, all text is clean. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-48-20) (ID #37012) $250.00.
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    259. Wiesel, Elie. SOMEWHERE A MASTER: FURTHER HASIDIC PORTRAITS AND LEGENDS [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]. New York: Summit Books, 1982. 1st Edition. Original Boards with Original Illustrated Dust Jacket. 8vo. 221 pages; 22 cm. Signed by the author on the front end page. Wiesel (1928 – 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Published four years before Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. SUBJECT(S): Hasidim -- Biography. Jacket has some wear and discoloration but is overall in about very good condition. Inside pages in very good+ condition. (AMR-51-21) (ID #37796) $40.00.
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    261. מחזור חלק ראשון לראש השנה ויום כפורים...בשם מטה לוי...בית לוי...קרבן אהרן MAHAZOR HELEK RISHON LE-ROSH HASHANAH VE-YOM KIPPURIM: `IM... MATEH LEVI... BET LEVI... MA`ASEH EREG: KORBAN AHARON.. Zitomir: Bi-Defus Ha-Ahim Hanina Lipa, Aryeh Leb, Yehoshu`a Heshel Shapira, 1851. First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 318 pages, 27cm. In Hebrew with Russian on title page. Vinograd, Zhitomir 94. Title translates to “Prayer Book, Part One for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. ” 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). SUBJECTS: Prayerbook. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (UC Berkley and Harvard). Heavy wear to out boards. Very light soiling to some pages, but overall Very Good internally. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-50-14) (ID #37703) $500.00.
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    263. חק לישראל: ספר בראשיתHOK L’YISRAEL: SEFER BEREISHIT. Zhitomir: Hanina Lipa And Joshua Heschel Shapira, 1865. Later boards. 8vo. 20cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Law for Israel: Book of Genesis. ” Published by the 3rd generation of the famous Hasidic printing family, the Shapiras, after the Tzarist government-mandated move from Slavuta to Zhitomir. Hok L’Yisrael is a sephardic work, popular in Hasidic communities. More of a curriculum than a unique work, the book is a printed form of a daily study regimen that takes one through the weekly Torah portion, segments of Prophets and the Writings, selections of Mishnah and Talmud, and finally mystical, ethical and practical legal writings, all with commentary. The regimen was first recommended by Hayyim Ben Joseph Vital, the Kabbalist, and the texts were selected in later generations by Rabbis Yitzchak Baruch and Chaim Joseph David Azulai. SUBJECT (S) Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Cabalistic works. OCLC lists only 2 copies of this edition. (NYPL, JTSA) Very slight foxing throughout. Very Good condition. (Hasid-12-6) (ID #37468) $300.00.
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    265. Mendelssohn, Moses. MOSES MENDELSSOHN'S SÄMMTLICHE WERKE: AUSGABE IN EINEM BANDE ALS NATIONAL-DENKMAL; MIT DEM IN KUPFER GESTOCHENEN BILDNISSE DES GROEN WELTWEISEN. Wien Schmidl Und Klang, 1838. 1st single volume edition. Later cloth, 8vo, 1016, [1] pages. Includes fronts engraving of Mendelssohn. In German. Collected works of Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786), a German Jewish philosopher to whose ideas the renaissance of European Jews, Haskalah (the Jewish Enlightenment) is indebted. He was a creative and eclectic thinker whose writings on metaphysics and aesthetics, political theory and theology, together with his Jewish heritage, placed him at the focal point of the German Enlightenment for over three decades. While Mendelssohn found himself at home with a metaphysics derived from writings of Leibniz, Wolff, and Baumgarten, he was also one of his age's most accomplished literary critics. His highly regarded pieces on works of Homer and Aesop, Pope and Burke, Maupertuis and Rousseau to cite only a fraction of his numerous critical essays appeared in a series of journals that he co-edited with G. F. Lessing and Friedrich Nicolai. Dubbed "the Jewish Luther", Mendelssohn also contributed significantly to the life of the Jewish community and letters in Germany, campaigning for Jews' civil rights and translating the Pentateuch and the Psalms into German. SUBJECT(S): Aesthetics. Philosophy. OCLC lists only 5 copies in the US (American Jewish U, UC-Irvine, UC-Santa Cruz, Brandeis, Ohio State), none in New York. Foxing, otherwise Very Good Condition. (Ger-50-4) (ID #36961) $350.00.
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    267. Hesse, Otto Justus Basilius. [Moses Mendelssohn, Diaconus Lavater]. SCHREIBEN DES HERRN MOSES MENDELSSOHN IN BERLIN AN DEN HERRN HERRN DIACONUS LAVATER ZU ZÜRICH, NEBST ANMERKUNGEN UEBER DASSELBE. Halle, 1770. First Edition. Later Paper Wrappers, 12mo. 112 pages. 17 cm. Title Page Present. One of the letters of the 1770 Lavater Controversy. This is known as “Hesse’s Letter.” Mendelssohn and Lavater became engaged in an ongoing controversy rooted in religious perceptions, the two reconciled after several years. Subjects: Judaism - Apologetic works. Lavater Controversy. Haskalah. Jewish Enlightenment. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Light foxing in margins on a few pages throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Very Good Condition. (KH-1-7E) (ID# 33859) $1500.00.
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    269. Koelbele, Johann Balthasar. [Moses Mendelssohn, Diaconus Lavater]. SCHREIBEN AN DEN HERRN MOSES MENDELSSOHN UEBER DIE LAVATERISCHE UND KOELBELISCHE ANGELEGENHEITEN GEGEN HERRN MENDELSSOHN. Frankfurt am Mayn,. 1770. First Edition. Later Paper Wrappers, 12mo. 48 pages. 17 cm. Title Page Present. This is Kolbele’s first attack. One of the letters of the 1770 Lavater Controversy. Mendelssohn and Lavater became engaged in an ongoing controversy rooted in religious perceptions, the two reconciled after several years. Subjects: Judaism - Apologetic works. Lavater Controversy. Haskalah. Jewish Enlightenment. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Light foxing in margins on a few pages throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Very Good Condition. (KH-1-7D) (ID #33858) $1500.00.
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    271. Koelbele, Johann Balthasar. [Moses Mendelssohn, Diaconus Lavater]. ZWEYTES SCHREIBEN AN HERRN MOSES MENDELSSOHN INSONDERHEIT ÜBER DEN EHEMAHLIGEN MENDELSSOHNISCHEN DEISMUS… Frankfurt am Mayn, 1770. First Edition. Later Paper Wrappers, 12mo. 132 pages. 17 cm. Title Page Present. One of the letters of the 1770 Lavater Controversy. This is Kolbe’s second attack, charging Mendelssohn as a deist. Mendelssohn and Lavater became engaged in an ongoing controversy rooted in religious perceptions, the two reconciled after several years. Subjects: Judaism - Apologetic works. Lavater Controversy. Haskalah. Jewish Enlightenment.OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Light foxing in margins on a few pages throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Very Good Condition. (KH-1-7F) (ID# 33860) $1500.00.
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    273. Reggio, Isaac Samuel [Isaaco] editor. בכורי העתים החדשים. BICURE HAITIM / BIKURE HA-ITIM. VOL.11 1830. 1830. 1st edition. Period Cloth, 12mo, 200 + [2] pages. In Hebrew. “Als Neujahrs-Geschenk zur belehrung und unterhaltung für gebildete Israeliten. ” Rare single volume of the yearly Jewish periodical "Bikurey Ha-Itim", which was published in Vienna during the 1820s. The periodical, which was an attempt to revive the Jewish enlightenment movement (the "Haskalah"), features numerous articles on religion, language, literary criticism and science, as well as vast literary content. Most articles are in Hebrew, save for a few that are written in Judeo-German (Hebrew transcription of German). Bit of staining, 19th century stamp on title page, otherwise Very Good Condition. (kh-2-10) (ID# 34867) $125.00.
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    275. Schwabacher, Heimann. DAS GESCHICHTLICHE DER BIBEL MIT MORALISCHEN ANMERKUNGEN UND AUFSÄTZEN: EIN LESEBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE REIFERE JUGEND. Fürth: Volfharts Wittwe, 1822-1826. Contemporary marbled paper over boards. 12mo. 154; 140 pages. 17 cm. Only edition. Two Volumes in one. In German. A volume of Biblical history (including a retelling of many Bible stories), with moral notes by Heimann Schwabacher. It is designated on the title page as a work for more mature youth. The author is also known as Hayyim Hirsch Schwabacher, and is listed as the translator of Behinot Olam by Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi and also of Olelot Ha-Bohen (by the same author). These are both works on ethics, and in both the German translation is transliterated using Hebrew letters. He also wrote a book in Yiddish on ethics, entitled Keren Tushiya (Fuerth, 1817). Attractively bound in marbled boards and leather backstrip. Printed on ragpaper. Subjects: Bible – Germany – Haskalah. OCLC lists three copies, none of which seem to contain both parts (UCLA, HUC, Natl Libr Israel), none east of Cincinnati. Light wear to hinges, otherwise verry clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-48) (ID#33636) $1500.00.
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    277. Hurwitz, Judah ben Mordecai Ha-Levi [Yehuda ish le-vet Levi Hurvits]. MAHBERET HAYE HA-NEFESH VE-NITSHIYUTAH: ASHER AKH LE-NISHMAT ADAM BERIT KERUTAH.... Poritsk [Poryck]: The Author, 1787. First edition, Period half leather, 12mo, 64 pages. Vinograd: Poryck 4. Horwitz is often considered a precursor Eastern Europe’s Haskalah. He was close friends with Moses Mendelssohn and was well versed in medieval Hebrew literature; at the same time he had wide secular knowledge and was strongly influenced by Rousseau. In his works, written in rhymed prose, he calls for the reform of Jewish life in the spirit of the moderate Haskalah. Subject (s): Jewish ethics -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 2 copies (Ets Hayim, UvA—possibly the same copy). Period binding is worn, and has had other works removed from the binding, so it is ill-fitting. Bit of wear to title page, otherwise all text pages Very Good Condition. Scarce and important. (Rab-60-23D) (ID #38344) $325.00.
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    279. Sachs, Senior. ספר כרם חמד : כולל מכתבים יקרים אשר הריצו חכמי זמננו איש אל רעהו בעניני האמונה והחכמה KEREM CHEMED. Berlin: Qorneg, 1856. 1st Edition. Period boards. 8vo. 160 p.; 21 cm. In Hebrew with German and Hebrew title pages. Title translates into English as, “Vineyard of Delight. " Sachs’ second published volume in the Kerem Chemed Series. It was the 9th and last volume in the series. “Kerem Hemed (was a) Hebrew annual of the Galician Haskalah. Published in Vienna, Prague, and Berlin from 1833 to 1856, Kerem Chemed served as a central forum for Eastern and Western Jewish scholars and authors. The publisher and nominal editor (was) Samuel Leib Goldenberg… The number of contributors grew from year to year and included writers from Russia, Germany, Hungary and in the last annuals, such figures as L. Zunz, A. Geiger, and the astronomers H. Z. Slonimsky and H. M. Pineles. After Goldenberg's death publication of the annuals ceased until it was revived by Senior Sachs who published the last two annuals in a style similar to their predecessors. ” (Jewish Virtual Library, 2016) “Senior Sachs (1816 – 1892) was a Russo-French Hebrew scholar. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp/Bookplate and usual markings. Includes some notes on the title page from the era of publication. Some faint water stains. On the whole, the inside pages are very bright and clear. Good+ condition. (Ger-58-32a) (ID #37798) $135.00.
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    281. Erter, Isaac and Meir Letteris. הצופה לבית ישראל:. עם פתח דבר אל הקורא ותולדות המחבר מאת מאיר הלוי לעטעריס; ונוסף . קיצור דיני הקרבנות והטומאות אשר נמצא בין כתבי יד המחבר. HA-TSOFEH. LE-VET YISRA’EL Wien: A. Hilberg, 1864. Original Boards. 8vo, [xv], 145 pages, portrait. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S); Satire, Hebrew. Sacrifice -- Judaism. Purity, Ritual -- Judaism. Erter, Isaac. Other Titles: Dr. Isaak Erter's gesammelte Schriften. Erter (1791-1851) was a “Hebrew satirist of the Haskalah. Born in Koniuszek near Przemysl, Erter, during the earlier part of his life, lived in various places including Lvov, where he, together with a group of young maskilim, was excommunicated in 1816 by Rabbi Jacob Ornstein; Budapest, where he studied medicine; and Brody, then an important commercial and cultural center for Galician Jewry, where he settled in 1831 and remained for the rest of his life. In addition to his literary work, Erter was also active communally among Haskalah circles, showing special interest in the plans for a reform of contemporary Jewish society. Toward the end of his life, he collaborated with his friend Y. H. Schorr in the early stages of the founding of He-Halutz, a Hebrew periodical dedicated to the study of Judaica in the spirit of religious reform, and distinguished by a boldly critical treatment of problems relating to Jewish tradition. Erter's only book, Ha-Zofeh le-Veit Yisrael, consists of five satires, all of which had been published separately with the addition of some personal correspondence relevant to his literary career. Noteworthy among the satires are the following: Hasidut ve-Hokhmah, Tashlikh, and Gilgul Nefesh. Written in the form of epistles, several of the satires seem to have been modeled on the work of Lucian, the second-century Greek satirist, whose writings were very popular in European Rationalist literature and which Erter came to know in Wieland's German translation. Lucian's satiric and ironic treatment of Greek mythology and of ignorant and boorish antiquity during its decline was adapted by Erter in his fight against the traditionalist Jewish society of his day. The recurring character – a type of "persona satirae" – "the watchman of the House of Israel, " has its source in the prophet-castigator of Ezekiel 3: 17; by virtue of the authority of the biblical figure, Erter's watchman reviews the reality of Jewish society in Galicia and Poland in the first half of the 19th century. In this narrative, written in an autobiographical manner, the "observer" gathers evidence and confronts the reader with confessions of figures belonging to an imaginary, fanciful world, confessions made in a dream state or after death. Having endowed them with a keen rhetoric ability, Erter enables these figures to explain their character and experience by ironic exaggeration, coupled with the idealistic pathos characteristic of the Haskalah movement” (Werses in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. With bookplate and photograph of Erter. Some foxing but overall in very good condition. (Rab-40-28A) (ID #36855) $150.00.
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    283. Luzzatto, Moshe Hayyim. לישרים תהלה LA-YESHARIM TEHILAH. Lissa: G. Varshaver, 1824. Period boards. 8vo. 72 pages; 18 cm. In Hebrew. Vinograd, Lissa #1. The title translates to “Praise to the Righteous. ” A very early edition of this work and the first Hebrew publication in Lissa. Rabbi Luzzatto (1706-1746) is often thought of as a great rabbinic scholar, kabbalist, and intellectual, though this work attests to his literary and poetic abilities. One of two pivotal literary works of the 19th century Haskalah, the other being Wessely's Shirei tif'eret. Luzzatto drew from secular Italian poetic dramas while mixing in his mastery of the Hebrew language. It was written on the occasion of the wedding of his friend and pupil Jacob di Gavis. (Abramson, Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture). SUBJECTS: Haskalah – Hebrew poetry. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Yale, Amsterdam, Kassel, HUC, JTS). CD 000175365. Minor shelfwear. Very Good Condition. An outstanding copy. (HEB-50-18) (ID #37710) $350.00.
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    285. Sachs, Senior. היונה : או, כנסת ישראל. HAJONAH. Berlin: Bi-Defus Kornig, 1851. 1st Edition. Later Blue Boards. 8vo. 95 pages; 21 cm. In Hebrew with title pages in Hebrew and German. The first and only volume of Ha-Yonah, compiled early on in Sachs’ career. “Senior Sachs (1816 – 1892) was a Russo-French Hebrew scholar…In Paris Sachs displayed great activity in various branches of Hebrew literature, but as he occupied himself with different subjects at one and the same time, most of his works remained unfinished. ” Includes an article by Hayyim Selig Slonimski, founder of Ha-Tsefirah, on the Jewish Calendar according to ancient Talmudists. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Title page torn with no text effected. Some foxing. Some wear, and 2 pages are damaged. Otherwise very readable. Good condition. (GER-58-33) (ID #37794) $135.00.
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    287. Duschinsky, Charles. MAY A WOMAN ACT AS SHOHETETH? London: Taylor’s Foreign Press, 1937. Offprint. 8vo. [96]-106 pages (ie. 11 pages); 25 cm. From The Gaster Anniversary Volume. “Duschinsky discusses the permission granted to numerous Italian women to act as ritual slaughterers from the late Renaissance to the Modern period.” (menachemmendel.net, 2017). Wrappers have a few tears with no text effected. Inside pages clear. Overall good+ condition. (BR-11-50) $35.00
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    289. [Agunot] Abramson, R. Shmuel Avigdor. תורי זהב: יכלכל בתוכו הלכה, פלפול, ודרוש על הלכות הכנסת אזרחים ושו”ת TUREI ZAHAV: YEKALKEL BETOKHU HALAKHA, PILPUL VE-DARUSH.... New York, 1926. First edition. Period boards. 4to, 105 pages, 24cm. In Hebrew. Goldman, 685. Title translates to: “Rows of Gold: Featuring Halakha, Debates, and Addresses. ” Part I deals with the laws of guests and guest relations. Part II contains responsa on contemporary issues with American themes (e. G, Sabbath desecration). In a discussion of agunot (abandoned wives) whose husbands fled to America, Abramson mentioned that it was not unusual for the husband to be arrested on an unrelated matter and then subsequently "four or five" women would come forward claiming to be his wife (p. 16). R. Samuel Avigdor Abramson was born in Daugavpils, Latvia, in 5626 [1866]. He studied in yeshivot in Minsk and Volozhin and was ordained by R. Isaac Elhanan Spektor, R. David Greenberg and R. Benjamin Montikali. He became the rabbi of Dobele, Latvia, in 5663 [1903]. He immigrated to America one year later and served as a rabbi in Lowell and Lynn, both in Massachusetts. R. Abramson moved to New York in 1909 (p. 1) and became an itinerant preacher. He established a yeshivah in memory of R. Elijah Hayyim Maisel in 5672 [1912]. He immigrated to the Land of Israel in 5689 [1929]. R. Abramson desired to open a study hall there (p. 5). His son-in-law was a rabbi in Roxbury, MA (Goldman, 2006). SUBJECTS: Hospitality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Responsa. Agunahs. Conditions (Jewish law) Agunahs. Conditions (Jewish law) Hospitality -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Responsa. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS and HUC). Ex-library with usual markings. Some pages are starting. (AMR-47-25) (ID #37482) $300.00.
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    291. Bendheim, Giti; Wolowelsky, Joel B. Orthodox Caucus. WOMEN & ORTHODOXY: A CALL TO DISCUSSION. [Cedarhurst, NY]: The Orthodox Caucus, 2000. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers in Protective Boards. 8vo. 26 pages; 21 cm. In English. “Joel B. Wolowelsky (b. 1946) is a Modern Orthodox rabbi, professor, and author. He is the dean of faculty at the Yeshiva of Flatbush high school, where he teaches Ethics and mathematics. He has written extensively on topics pertaining to the role of women in Judaism and Jewish medical ethics. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) “Dr. Gail (Giti) Bendheim is a psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York. She served for many years as Supervising Psychologist at The Marsha Winokur Learning Center of JBFCS. Having attending Michlala in its early years, she takes a special interest in advanced women’s education both in America and Israel. She was a founding member of The Orthodox Caucus, and serves on the Board of Education at SAR Academy, the boards of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University, Pardes, and ORA, and on the JOFA Advisory Board. ” (JOFA, 2016) OCLC lists just 1 copy worldwide (YU). Pasted edit made on page 7 (presume by author or publisher). Overall in very good+ condition. Rare. (AMR-48-56) (ID #37433) $100.00.
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    293. Breger, Jennifer; Schlaff, Lisa. THE ORTHODOX JEWISH WOMAN AND RITUAL: OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES. SHABBAT. New York, NY: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, [2000]. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers inside protective plastic case. 8vo. 21 pages; 22 cm. Volume 4 of 4: SHABBAT. “Jennifer Breger received her B. A. From Oxford University and holds an M. A. From the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has published articles on Jewish women's liturgy and literature, Jewish women’s printing, Jewish wedding customs and the history of Hebrew printing. She is the editor of the JOFA Journal, the publication of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. ” (JWA, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Jewish women -- Religious life. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Very good+ condition. (women-3-5) (ID #37660) $50.00.
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    295. Klugmann, N. DIE FRAU IM TALMUD. Wien, 1898. 1st Edition. New Boards. 8vo. [3]-87 pages; 23 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Women in the Talmud. ” First volume of the series Vergleichende Studiun zur Stellung der Frau im Altertum. SUBJECT (S): Women in Rabbinical literature. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Front hinge starting. Otherwise in very good condition. (GER-50-22) (ID #36910) $150.00.
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    297. Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim; Moses Ben Israel Isserles; Moses Ben Naphtali Hirsch Rivkes. SHULHAN ‘ARUKH: MI-TUR EVEN HA-EZER (This Volume Only, of 4). Amsterdam; Bi-Defus ‘imanu’el Ben Yosef ‘atias, 1698. Period boards. 12mo. [360] pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew. With added engraved title page. EVEN HA-EZER - treats aspects of Jewish law related to marriage, divorce, and sexual conduct.; this volume only of the four volume edition of the Shulhan Aruch issued by the famous Atias press of Amsterdam (Immanuel Atias: “Printer at Amsterdam till 1707; son and business successor of Joseph Athias. The most elegant editions of Hebrew works, among them Maimonides' ‘Yad ha-Hazakah, ’ etc, were issued by his office. ” Joseph Atias: “Printer and publisher; born in Spain, probably at Cordova, at the beginning of the seventeenth century; died at Amsterdam, May 12, 1700. … Athias' printing-establishment was one of the best equipped in Amsterdam. His wealth enabled him to lavish money on the cutting and casting of type, and to demand artistic work of his designers and die-sinkers. The edition of Maimonides' Yad ha-Hazakah, with ‘Lehem Mishneh, ’ 5 vols, Amsterdam, 1702-3, begun by Athias and completed after his death by his son Emanuel, is, as Steinschneider says, one of the most elegant and most admired products of the Hebrew press. ” – 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). “Caro wrote the Shulhan 'Aruk in his old age, for the benefit of those who did not possess the education necessary to understand the ‘Bet Yosef. ’ The arrangement of this work is the same as that adopted by Jacob b. Asher in his ‘Arba'ah Turim, ’ but more concise; nor are any authorities given. This book, which for centuries was, and in part still is, ‘the code’ of rabbinical Judaism for all ritual and legal questions that obtained after the destruction of the Temple, has a remarkable history, hardly paralleled by that of any other product of rabbinical literature. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Bound in full leather, with gilt tooled outer edges, decorative endpages. Subjects: Jewish law - Early works to 1800. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-‘ezer - Commentaries. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat - Commentaries. Jewish law - Early works to 1800. Hebrew language - Texts. Very attractively rebound in leather. Internally Very Good. Overall Very Good+ Condition. A beautiful copy. (SPEC-38-15A) (ID #37308) $500.00.
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    299. [Cohen, Hermann] Elbogen I. & Kellermann B. & Mittwoch E. (Eds.). JUDAICA: FESTSCHRIFT ZU HERMANN COHENS SIEBZIGSTEM GEBURTSTAGE. 1912. Berlin, B. Cassirer, 1912. Cloth, 8vo, viii, 721 pages. 25 cm. In German with some Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews. Philosophy, Jewish. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to spine with tape used to hold it in place. Good Condition. (RAB-60-1) (ID #36472) $60.00.
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    301. Klatzkin, Jakob. HERMANN COHEN [RABBI H.P. CHAJES COPY WITH STAMP]. Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1921. 1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 32 pages, portrait, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Cohen, Hermann, 1842-1918. Bibliography on pages 95-100. Klatzkin (1882-1948) was an “author, philosopher, and Zionist. Klatzkin was born in Bereza Kartuska, Brest-Litovsk district, today Belarus. The son of Elijah Klatzkin, a prominent rabbinical scholar, who gave him a thorough education in all branches of traditional Jewish studies. At the age of 18, Klatzkin went to Germany, first to Frankfurt on the Main and then to Marburg, where he studied philosophy under Hermann Cohen. He received his doctorate from the University of Berne in 1912. In the following years Klatzkin was active in Germany as a writer for Hebrew periodicals, including Ha-Zeman, Ha-Shilo’ah, and Ha-Tekufah, and as editor of Die Welt, the organ of the Zionist Organization, and later in Heidelberg, of the Freie Zionistische Blaetter. From 1912 to 1915 he was director of the Jewish National Fund in Cologne. From 1915 to 1919 he edited the Swiss Bulletin Juif, which covered world events of special relevance to Jews during World War I and established the publishing firm Al ha-Mishmar, which issued a series of books on Jewish problems in French and German. In Berlin Klatzkin founded another publishing house, Eshkol, and continued writing for the Jewish press. In 1924 he and his lifelong friend Nahum Goldmann initiated the Encyclopaedia Judaica, of which ten volumes appeared between 1928 and 1934. Two volumes of a parallel Hebrew edition, Enziklopedyah Yisre’elit, were issued in 1929–32. Klatzkin acted as editor in chief in cooperation with leading Jewish scholars…Klatzkin was a student of philosophy as well as a brilliant Hebrew essayist. In philosophy Klatzkin opposed his teacher Cohen, whose philosophy and interpretation of Judaism he submitted to searching criticism in the monograph Hermann Cohen. He also devoted a critical study to Spinoza, Baruch Spinoza, in which he stressed the Jewish influences in his intellectual background and style; he translated Spinoza’s Ethics from the Latin to Hebrew as Torat ha-Middot. Klatzkin developed his own philosophy, which may be described as vitalistic, emphasizing the biological, instinctive aspect of life rather than the intellectual one, in Sheki'at ha-Hayyim, and in Der Erkenntnistrieb als Lebens und Todesprinzip” (Sole and Scheps in EJ, 2007). This copy is inscribed by Hirsch Jakob Zimmels on the title page. Zimmels, in turn, gave the book to Rabbi HP Chajes, the Chief Rabbi of Vienna and Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Also includes a stamp from Chajes’ personal library on title page. Some foxing/discoloration throughout. Front hinge reinforced with tape. Otherwise about very good condition. (Rab-46-11b) (ID #38238) $40.00.
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    303. Cohen, Hermann. CHARAKTERISTIK DER ETHIK MAIMUNIS. Leipzig: Gustav Fock, 1908. 1st Edition Off Print. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. [64]-134 pages; 24 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Characteristics of Maimonides’ Ethics. ” Off Print from Moses ben Maimon, Volume 1 (“Moses ben Maimon, Band I”). From the series: Writings Published by the Society for the Promotion of Jewish Studies (“Schriften herausgegeben von der Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums”). “Hermann Cohen (1842 – 1918) was a German Jewish philosopher, one of the founders of the Marburg School of Neo-Kantianism, and he is often held to be ‘probably the most important Jewish philosopher of the nineteenth century. ’” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECTS: Jewish ethics. Maimonides, Moses. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Ex-Library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and Usual Markings. Water damage throughout. Wear and tears on Wrappers, as well as a rip through the bottom of the title page and first 3 pages with no text effected. Good- condition. (AMR-48-37) (ID #37402) $75.00.
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    305. Cohen, Hermann. DER BEGRIFF DER RELIGION IM SYSTEM DER PHILOSOPHIE. Giessen, A. Topelmann, 1915. New Boards, 8vo, viii, 164 pages, 23 cm. In German. Series: Philosophische Arbeiten, 10. Bd, 1. Heft. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy and religion. Godsdienst. Filosofie. Cohen (1842-1918) was a “German Jewish philosopher. Born in Cowsig, the son of a cantor, Cohen studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary at Breslau, but gave up his initial plans to become a rabbi. He turned to philosophy, studying first at the University of Breslau and then at the University of Berlin. He received his doctorate at the University of Halle in 1865. In 1873 he was invited by F. A. Lange, the well-known author of The History of Materialism, to become a privatdozent (lecturer) in philosophy at the University of Marburg. Appointed full professor after only three years, Cohen taught in Marburg until 1912. He spent the last years of his life in Berlin, where he taught at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums” (Bergman and Amir in EJ, 2007). Ex-Library with usual markings. Very Good condition. (Rab-46-14A) (ID #37569) $45.00.
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    307. Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem. TOWARD THE FORMULATION OF GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT. New York, Rabbinical Assembly Of America, 1950. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 24 pages; 23 cm. In English. Published as a supplement to Conservative Judaism, vol. 6, no. 4, May, 1950. This paper was prepared for a conference of the Rabbinical Assembly of America, held on December 6, 1949, at which time Dr. Kaplan presented a full outline of his analysis and proposals. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Tear to front wrapper. Otherwise very good condition. (AMR-48-59) (ID #37435) $75.00.
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    309. Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem. THE MEANING OF GOD IN MODERN JEWISH RELIGION [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]. New York: Behrman's Jewish Book House, 1937. 1st Edition. Original Boards. [xii], 368 pages; 22 cm. In English. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT END PAGE. "In this book, Kaplan enlarges on his notion of functional reinterpretation and then actually applies it to the entire ritual cycle of the Jewish year-a rarity in modern Jewish thought. (It) continues to function as a central text for the Reconstructionist movement” (Google Books). A member of the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary for more than 50 years, Kaplan states, among other things, that religion is a natural social process which arises from man's intrinsic need of salvation or self fulfillment, and every civilization identifies the most important elements of its life as sancta, or as media, through which its people can achieve this salvation, self fulfillment, and more. Institutional Stamp. Cover has some wear. Overall in very good condition. (AMR-49-18) (ID #37612) $100.00.
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    311. Kook, Abraham Isaac Ha-Cohen. אורות OROT. Yerushalayim: Degel, 1920. First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 123 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to "Lights." Kook (1865-1935), born in Latvia, was a religious Zionist and the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi in Eretz Israel. He was ordained a rabbi in 1888, serving in Zaumel, Bausk, and after migrating, in Jaffa. Stuck in Euope during WWI, Kook temporarily led a congregation in London and encouraged Zionist activity there; after the war he was made chief rabbi of Jerusalem. His devotion to Israel as a religious entity often brought him conflict with other Zionists, both secularists and other rabbis who held practical interests above religious ones. Indeed, the foundation of Orot is that the Land of Israel is not a means to an end of collective solidarity but rather an end in and of itself. SUBJECTS: Religious Zionism. Jews -- Restoration. Palestine in Judaism. Religious Zionism. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Previous owner's stamp on title page. Rare first edition. Front wrapper is edgeworn. Internally Very good. Binding repaired. Overall Good Condition. Important. (ZION-14-30) (ID #38020) $300.00.
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    313. Hopfner, Theodor, 1886-1946. DIE JUDENFRAGE BEI GRIECHEN UND RÖMERN. Prag: Verlag Der Deutschen Akademie Der Wissenschaften; Reichenberg: Lm Buchhandel, Sudetendeutscher Verlag Kraus, 1943. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 84 pages; 26 cm. In German. Holocaust-Era Publication on Jewish political history from Nazi-occupied Prague. Title translates to, “The Jewish Question in Greece and Rome. ” From the Series: “Abhandlungen der Deutschen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Prag; Philosophisch-Historische Klasse; 8. Heft” (“Treatises of the German Academy of Sciences in Prague - Faculty of Historical Class, Issue 8”). Hopfner “was a Czech Classic philologist and religious scholar… After World War II he was deported along with other German residents of Prague and died in a detention center in the Prague. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Greece – Rome-- Social conditions -- History -- To 1500. About very good condition. (holo2-130-68) (ID #37255) $125.00.
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    315. Gerondi, Yonah [and] Ben Meir, Jacob [Rabbeinu Tam].ספר היראה לחסיד רבינו יונה גירונדי וספר הישר SEFER HAYIRA LE-HA-HASID RABENU YONA GIRONDI [BOUND WITH] SEFER HA-YASHAR. Shanghai: Publisher Unknown, 1945. First Shanghai editions. Original boards. 8vo. 31 and 72 pages. 18cm. In Hebrew. Titles translate roughly to “Book of Awe” and “The Straight Book. ” Each book is separated by its respective title page, as originally printed. Sefer ha-Yirah belongs to the standard Jewish ethical works of the Middle Ages and is still popular among Orthodox Jewish scholars. It was published as early as 1490, as an appendix to Yeshu'ah ben Joseph's Halikot 'Olam. Sefer Ha-Yasha, Rabbeinu Tam’s best known work, contains both novellae and response. Its main purpose is to resolve Talmudic textual problems without resorting to edits of the received text. This edition contains a small note on the title page referencing the many edits and changes to the original text. SUBJECTS: Rabbinics – Holocaust – Displaced Persons. No copies on OCLC. Very minor wear to cloth. Overall in Very Good Condition. (RAB-60-19) (ID #38287) $250.00.
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    317. Wolf Of Zhitomir, Zeev.ספר קצות החשן SEFER OHR HA-MEIR. Shanghai: Mfitsei Or, 1946. First Shanghai edition. Original boards. 8vo. 54, 68, 80, 86, 90 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Shining Light. ” Zeev Wolf was a Hasidic rabbi best known for the present book, originally published in Koretz in 1787. It is important for its wealth of material on the history of Chasidism and the teachings of its founders. This edition was published in conjunction with the displaced community of Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin. During the 1930s and 1940s as the situation of the Jewish communities in Europe deteriorated, many students from the yeshivah escaped via Japan due the efforts of the Japanese Consul General in Kovno, Lithuania. SUBJECTS: Lublin --Holocaust – Displaced Persons-Hasidim. Not listed on OCLC or the National Library of Israel database. Internally Very Good. Overall in Very Good Condition. (RAB-60-18) (ID #38286) $200.00.
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    319. Maimonides.משנה תורה הוא יד החזקה להנשר הגדול רבינו משה בר מיימון זצ"ל MISHNEH TORAH [THREE VOLUMES ONLY, OF SIX]. Shanghai: Va`ad Ha-Defusah Torah-Or, 1943-1945. First Shanghai edition. Original boards. 8vo. Vol. Nashim-Kedushah is 256, 72, and 222 pages. Vol. Hafla’ah-Zeraim is 274 and 198 pages. Vol. Nezikin-Shoftim is 140, 128, 268, and 216 pages. Publication of this Mishneh Torah edition was made possible by a donation of Rabbi Zvi Efron, to whom a tribute is made. Published by the exiled Mir Yeshivah, one of the only yeshivas to survive as a whole body. In terms of the learning, yeshiva students say this was the most productive period ever, as they had nothing else to do other than sink into the study of the Rambam and the Talmud. This book of the Rambam was edited by the heads of the yeshiva during its years in the exile in Shanghai. SUBJECTS: Rambam – Holocaust – Displaced Persons. OCLC lists one copy at JTS. Very light wear to boards. Pages are browning. Text is very clean overall, but very lightly faded in some areas. Overall Very Good Condition. (RAB-60-22) (ID #38290) $500.00.
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    321. Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter.ספר שפת אמת: חידושי מסכתות מסדר קדשים SEFER SEFAT EMET: HIDUSHEI MASEKHTOT ME-SEDER KODASHIM. Shanghai: Mfitsei Or, 1944. First Shanghai edition. Original boards. 8vo. 193 pages. 26cm. In Hebrew. Title translates “The Language of Truth: Commentary on Tractates from Kodashim. ” Printed in conjunction with Yeshivat Lublin. This edition features an interesting poetic foreword on the Holocaust of Polish Jews and Yeshivat Lublin entitled Areshet Sfateinu. The foreword rightfully points out how the publication of these works are symbols of triumph over the dark days engulfing Europe. During the 1930s and 1940s as the situation of the Jewish communities in Europe deteriorated, many students from the Yeshivat Lublin escaped via Japan due the efforts of the Japanese Consul General in Kovno, Lithuania. SUBJECTS: Lublin --Holocaust – Displaced Persons-Hasidim. Not listed on OCLC or the National Library of Israel database. Internally Very Good. Overall in Very Good Condition. (RAB-60-21). (ID #38289) $200.00.
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    323. Author Unknown.מאמרים משיחותיו של רבנו הגה"ח מרן ירוחם הלוי זצוק"ל MA’AMARIM ME-SIHOTAV SHEL RABEINU YERUCHOM HA-LEVI LEVOVITZ [VOL. 1-3, 5 & 7/8]. Shanghai: J. M. Ellenberg, 1943. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 36 pages each volume, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Essays from Conversations with Rav Yerucham Halevi Levovitz. ” Levovitz was the Mashgiach Ruchani of the Mirrer Yeshiva in Poland. One of the great exponents of Mussar. He was a talmid or Rav Simcha Zissel Broida one of the foremost disciples of Rabbi Yisroel Salanter. Below are eight fascicles printed in Shanghai. The first three fascicles were first published before the Holocaust in Baranovitch, the fourth was published in Kaiden due to the war. For a period during 1940, the town served as home to about 300 students and teachers from the Mir Yeshiva. After WWII, much of orthodox Jewry in Europe was wiped out, along with their many yeshivas (Jewish schools of higher learning). One of the only yeshivas to survive as a whole body was the Mir Yeshiva, which managed to escape miraculously to Shanghai, China, and then on to America. Many of the new leaders of the American and Israeli yeshivas in the post-war period were students of the Mir, and thus followers of Rabbi Leibovitz. SUBJECTS: Litvak – Holocaust – Displaced Persons. There are no copies listed on OCLC. Wear and soiling to outer wrappers, along with small chip missing from bottom left corner. Internally Good. Overall Good Condition. Rare. (RAB-60-12-13-14) (ID #38282) $1200.00.
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    325. MEOR TORAH: YARHON KE-HIDUSHE TORAH BE-INYANE HALAKHA [PART B]. Shanghai: Meor Torah [J. M. Ellenberg], 1946. First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 19 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew with some Yiddish. Title translates to Meor Torah: A Monthly Periodical on the Torah and Halakha. ” This journal was published the Mirrer Yeshivah. The Jewish community in Shanghai started during the middle of the 19th century with the immigration of Sephardi Jews from Baghdad, Bombay and Cairo. During the early part of the 20th century there was an influx of Jews from Russia who then became the majority of the community. During the 1930s and 1940s as the situation of the Jewish communities in Europe deteriorated, there was a further immigration of Jewish refugees from Europe which expanded the Shanghai Jewish community to about 25, 000 people by the end of the war, most of whom were refugees from the Holocaust. The refugees included many Yeshiva bochurim (students) who escaped via Japan due the efforts of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Consul General in Kovno, Lithuania. Sugihara issued transit visas to Yeshiva bochurim on the basis that they would be travelling onwards to Curacao even though he realised that they would never be completing their journey there. Miraculously, the entire Mirrer Yeshiva was transferred to Shanghai during WWII as well as Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin and a Chabad Yeshiva. SUBJECTS: Litvak – Mir --Holocaust – Displaced Persons- Halakha. No copies listed on OCLC. CD-000183928. Light soiling and edgewear to wrappers. Top left of pages are creased. Overall Good Condition. Rare. (RAB-60-15) (ID #38283) $250.00.
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    327. Judah Loew Ben Bezalel [Maharal].ספר גור אריה SEFER GUR ARYEH. Shanghai: Shlomo Yosef Ben Rav Moshe Meisels Mostrow, 1946. First Shanghai edition. Original boards. 8vo. 382 and 355 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Gur Aryeh on the Torah. ” Printed through stereotype printing, the title page of this work features added mimeograph publication information. Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512-1609), widely known as the Maharal of Prague, or simply The MaHaRaL, was an important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who, for most of his life, served as a leading rabbi in the cities of Moravia and Prague. This text, arguably his most important, is a comprehensive commentary on Rashi's own torah commentary. SUBJECTS: Rabbinics – Holocaust – Displaced Persons. No copies on OCLC. Very minor wear to cloth. Overall in Very Good Condition. (RAB-60-20) (ID #38288) $200.00.
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    329. Vaad Hatzalah. ‫מסכת יבמות מן תלמוד בבליMASECHET YEVAMOT MIN TALMUD BAVLI. New York, Vaad Hatzalah, 1950. First separate edition. Original blue cloth boards with intricate border, outlined block letters, and gold lettering. 4to. Unpaginated [ca. 200 pages]; 38cm. Written in Hebrew and Aramaic. Title translates to “Tractate Yevamot from the Babylonian Talmud. ” Includes intricately illustrated title page with luxurious royal pillared structure with urns and lion statues. Tractate Yevamot focuses on the laws of Levarite marriage. The Vaad Hatzalah “was an organization to rescue Jews in Europe from the Holocaust. It was founded in November 1939 by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada” (Wikipedia, 2016). After the war, Vaad Hatzalah published special editions of important Jewish and rabbinic texts for the survivors living in the DP camps in Germany. Some editions, like this one, were printed in New York, where supplies and prototypes of Jewish texts were more readily available. SUBJECT(S): Talmud, Rabbinic literature, Holocaust survivors, DP camps. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Minimal markings and rubbing of original boards. Minimal pencil, pen, and stamp markings that do not affect text. Slight toning. Very good condition. Rare edition, much more scarce than the more common Munich publications. (Holo2-134-14) (ID #38262) $200.00.
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    331. Vaad Hatzalah. ‫מסכת קדושין מן תלמוד בבליMASECHET KIDDUSHIN MIN TALMUD BAVLI. New York, Vaad Hatzalah, 1950. Original red cloth boards with later blue spine and gold lettering. 4to. Unpaginated [ca 200 pages]; 38cm. Written in Hebrew and Aramaic. Title translates to “Tractate Kiddushin from the Babylonian Talmud. ” Includes intricately illustrated title page with luxurious royal pillared structure with urns and lion statues. Tractate Kiddushin focuses on marriage law. The Vaad Hatzalah “was an organization to rescue Jews in Europe from the Holocaust. It was founded in November 1939 by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada” (Wikipedia, 2016). After the war, Vaad Hatzalah published special editions of important Jewish and rabbinic texts for the survivors living in the DP camps in Germany. Some editions, like this one, were printed in New York, where supplies and prototypes of Jewish texts were more readily available. SUBJECT(S): Talmud, Rabbinic literature, Holocaust survivors, DP camps. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Dampstaining, markings, and rubbing that affects text on Original boards. Significant edgewear. Library stamps, bookplate, and markings. Pencil and pen markings that minimally affect text. Slight browning to pages. Good condition. Rare edition, much more scarce than the more common Munich publications. (Holo2-134-13) (ID #38261) $200.00.
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    333. Azulai, Chaim Joseph David; Walden, Aaron Ben Isaiah Nathan. SHEM HAGEDOLIM HE-CHADASH: A) MAARECHET GEDOLIM, B) MAARECHET SEPHARIM. No Place (Germany?), No Publisher,. Original orange boards with black spine and lettering illustrated with decorative frame. 8vo. 130 + 92 pages; 21.5 cm. Written in Hebrew. Almost certainly an early post-war offset reproduction for Sherit Ha-Petah survivors for use in the DP camps, based on binding, paper, and quality of offset printing. We, however, found no reference to this edition of this work, presumably very scarce. Haim Yosef David Azulai, “commonly known as the Hida, was a Jerusalem born rabbinical scholar, a noted bibliophile, and a pioneer in the publication of Jewish religious writings” (Wikipedia, 2016). This book contains the names of authors of Jewish texts. Aaron Walden, a “Polish Jewish Talmudist, editor, and author” used Azulai’s book as a model, dividing his book into two parts: “‘Ma’areket Gedolim, ’ being an alphabetical list of the names of authors and rabbis, mostly those that lived after Azulai, but also including many of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries who were omitted by Azulai; and ‘Ma’areket Safarim’ an alphabetical list of book-titles” (Wikipedia, 2016). SUBJECT(S): Rabbinics, Holocaust. OCLC lists no holdings. Pages are brown and fragile. Blank endpapers are loose but present. Library markings. Some edgewear and rubbing. Good condition thus. (Holo2-134-8) (ID #38255) $75.00.
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    335. Levin, Aharon. ‫שאלות ותשובות אבני חפץSHEELOT U-TESHUVOT AVNE HEFEZ. Munich, Vaad Hatzalah, 1948. First separate edition. Original black boards. 4to. 204 pages; 30 cm. Written in Hebrew. Title translates to “Questions and Responses Avne Hefetz. ” A book of responsum by Aharon Levin, a rabbinic scholar who died in the Holocaust. Contains texts from the Talmud, Midrash, Zohar, and Targum. The Vaad Hatzalah was “an organization to rescue Jews in Europe from the Holocaust. It was founded in November 1939 by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada” (Wikipedia). After the war, the Vaad Hatzalah printed a select number of Jewish texts for the survivors living in the DP camps. Additional title page in Polish. SUBJECT(S): Rabbinic literature, Responsa. OCLC lists 1 holding worldwide (UCLA). Original cover peeling of cover board with chunks missing that do not affect text. Library markings. Browning to pages. Good + condition. (Holo2-134-10) (ID #38257) $125.00.
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    337. Union Of Orthodox Rabbis Of The United States and Canada.; United States.; Army.; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. [SURVIVORS’ TALMUD BAVLI]:תלמוד בבלי] : עם כל המפרשים כאשר נדפס מקדם ועם הוספות חדשות כמבואר בשער השני: מסכת כתובות] IM KOL HA-MEFARSHIM KA-ASHER NIDPAS MI-KEDEM VE-IM HOSAFOT HADASHOT KI-MEVUAR BA-SHA’AR HA-SHENI: MASECHET KETUBOT. 1948. First edition. Original brown boards. Rebacking. 4to. Unpaginated (hundreds of pages); 39cm. Volume 8 of 19. Written in Hebrew and Aramaic. Title translates to “[Talmud Bavli]…Tractate Ketubot. ” The Survivors’ Talmud, also known as the U. S. Army Talmud, was “published in the U. S. Zone of Allied-occupied Germany on behalf of Holocaust survivors housed in displaced persons (DP) camps. It was the first and only known edition of the Talmud to be published by a government body” (Wikipedia, 2016). The printing project was incredibly difficult to pull off post-war because of the scarcity of printing supplies and the lack of Talmud prototypes to work from. The Nazis had destroyed so many of the German Jews’ religious texts that “not one complete set of the Talmud could be located in Western Europe...two complete sets were found in New York and sent to Germany” to be used as a prototype for this edition (Wikipedia, 2016). SUBJECT(S): Talmud, Commentaries. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (Library of Congress, US Holocaust Mem Mus, Univ of Michigan). Missing some pages including the illustrated title page and title page with English dedication. Several library stamps and stains. Some dampstaining and tears, most of which do not affect text. Edgewear. Slight toning. Fair condition thus. (Holo2-134-3) (ID #38249) $75.00.
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    339. Szold, Benjamin. ספר איוב : ‏מבואר מחדש על פי כללי הדקדוק וחוקי המליצה של שפתעבר SEFER IYOV : MEVOʼAR ME-ḤADASH ʻAL PI KELALE HA-DIḲDUḲ ṾE-HUḲE HA-MELITSAH SHEL ŚEFAT ʻEVER = THE BOOK OF JOB, WITH A NEW COMMENTARY. Baltimore; H. F. Siemers, 1886. Period boards. 8vo. XXIV, 498 pages. 24 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew, with two color illustrations; commentary in Rashi type. “Szold's Commentary on Job' (Baltimore, 1886), written in classical Hebrew and conceived in an original and deeply Jewish spirit, attests the accuracy of his scholarship” (1906 JE). “This commentary on Job was both the first volume of Biblical exegesis as well as the first scientific work published by a Jew in America” (Goldman, #197, Hebrew Printing in America). “Benjamin Szold was born in Hungary in 1829. After becoming a rabbi, Szold led Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore, shaping it into a leading U. S. Congregation. Szold was a Zionist, communal leader, and Hebraist. He was the father of Henrietta Szold, herself a leading Zionist. Benjamin Szold died in 1902” (A Finding Aid to the Benjamin Szold Papers. 1855-1902). Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Job – Commentaries. Spine chipped. Ex-Library with usual markings. Otherwise Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-30A) (ID #37576) $120.00.
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    341. Mielziner, M. (1828-1903). DIE VERHÄLTNISSE DER SKLAVEN BEI DER ALTEN HEBRÄERN, NACH BIBLISCHEN UND TALMUDISCHEN QUELLEN DARGESTELLT. Kopenhagen, Kopenhagen: P. G. Philipsen 1859, 1859. Rebound in period boards, 8vo, 68 pages. First edition (?). In German. On cover: "Ein Beitrag zur hebräisch-jüdischen Alterthumskunde". Title translates as "The Conditions of Slaves as Represented in Ancient Hebrew, Biblical and Talmudic Sources." Given the appearance of this work on the eve of the Civil War in the US, and Mielziner's orientation toward America (to which he would soon emigrate) this work must be seen as a clear reference to the ongoing Slavery debates in the US raging at the time. A Rabbi and Professor, Mielziner "was born and educated in Germany, where he began his rabbinic career. He headed a Jewish school in Copenhagen, Denmark, while earning his Ph. D. From the University of Giessen (1859). Immigrating to the United States, Mielziner served as a congregational rabbi and educator in New York City until 1879, when Isaac Mayer Wise appointed him professor of Talmud at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Upon Wise's death, Mielziner was chosen interim president of the seminary, a position he held for three years, from 1900 until his death. Mielziner was a charter member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), and his scholarly input on relevant subjects had an important influence on early discussions of CCAR policy. He published several treatises on Jewish law - including a volume on halakhah and divorce and marriage, as well as an overview of rabbinic civil and criminal law - but is best known for his classic work Introduction to the Talmud, published originally in 1894 and reissued three times since; the most recent edition, which appeared in 1968, contains an updated bibliography compiled by Alexander Guttmann. Mielziner's exposition of talmudic methodology - featuring a skillful dissection of the Talmud's distinctive system of technical terms and phrases adapted to its unique methods of investigation and demonstration - has been an indispensable handbook for the serious student of the Talmud for more than a century. " (Gordon, EJ, 2007) Ex-Library with usual markings. Small tear to title page. Pages brown, but in good condition and mid 19th century paper remains good. Very Good condition. (RAB-45-13A) (ID #37567) $200.00.
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    343. [Prohibition] Louis Ginzburg. TESHUVAH BEDEVAR YEYNOTH HAKESHERIM VEHAPESULIM LEMITZVAH [RESPONSUM CONCERNING WINES PROPER AND IMPROPER FOR THE COMMANDMENT.]. New York, New Hebrew Press, 1922. 1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 8vo 71 pages. The era of Prohibition was the impetus for Prof. Louis Ginsburg of the Jewish Theological Seminary to pen this halachic responsum establishing the permissibility of utilizing grape-juice for sacramental purposes (Kiddush, Havdalah, etc). Edgwear to wrappers, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-5-52A) (ID #37564) $350.00.
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    345. Hahn, Aaron. THE RABBINICAL DIALECTICS: A HISTORY OF THE DIALECTICIANS AND DIALECTICS OF THE MISHNAH AND TALMUD. Cincinnati: Bloch & Co, 1879. First edition. Original green, ornamented boards. 8vo. 46, vi pages; 24 cm. In English and Hebrew. Singerman 2773. Deinard 630. Not in Goldman. The first book ever written on Rabbinical Dialectics from a historical standpoint. A review of rabbinic dialetics by Rabbi Aaron Hahn, rabbi of the Tifferet Israel Congregation in Clevaeland, Ohio. As the title page describes, this volume is a history of the dialecticians and dialectics of the Mishnah and Talmud. Rabbi Hanhn originally intended to issue a series of small volumes on a variety of Jewish subjects. The Rabbinical Dialectics begins with the Tannaim, starting with Hillel and continues to the editing of the Talmud, concluding with the Antagonists of the Rabbinical Dialectics. The text is followed by an appendix of Dialectical Schematism, this primarily in Hebrew SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Mishnah. Very Good Condition. (AMR-47-40) (ID #37524) $225.00.
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    347. Joseph Krauskopf. EVOLUTION AND JUDAISM. Kansas City, Mo.: Berkowitz, 1887. First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 342 pages, 20 cm. In English. Singerman 3563. Krauskopf (1858-1923), an American Reform rabbi, "was born in Ostrowo, Russia. He settled in the U. S. In 1872 and enrolled in 1875 in the first class of Hebrew Union College, receiving his ordination in 1883. After serving a congregation in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1887 Krauskopf became rabbi of the Reform Congregation Kenesseth Israel, Philadelphia, which he served for the remainder of his life. Krauskopf became a leader of radical Reform, introducing Sunday services and compiling a Service Ritual (1888, 19024). A leading figure in the national organizations of Reform Judaism, he served as a vice-president of the conference which adopted the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885, and president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1903-05). A man of forceful energy, attention to the need for Jewish literature, and the outcome was the foundation in 1888 of the Jewish Publication Society of America, of which he was the first honorary secretary. Impressed during a visit to Russia in 1894 by the zeal with which Jews engaged in agriculture where the Russian government allowed, he established the National Farm School at Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in 1896 'as one of the best means of securing safety and happiness to the sorely afflicted of our people. ' In 1917 he was appointed to direct food conservation among Jews for the U. S. Food Administration. At first an anti-Zionist, Krauskopf modified his attitude as a result of the labors of Jewish agriculturalists in Palestine" (Sefton D. Temkin in EJ). SUBJECTS: Darwin - evolution - creationism. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Bloch publishers tag pasted over original publisher information on title page. Overall Very Good Condition. (ID #37487) $125.00.
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    349. Heschel, Abraham Joshua. ANALYSIS OF PIETY. Place Of Publication Not Identified], 1942. Offprint. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. [293]-307 pages; 24 cm. Offprinted from “The Review of Religion, ” in February 1942. In English. This is this first piece of scholarly writing that Abraham Joshua Heschel published in America, as well as the first that he published in English, seven years before his landmark publications of “The Sabbath” and “Man Is Not Alone” (He also produced, for private use at HUC by his students, “A Concise Dictionary of Hebrew Philosophical Terms” in 1941). Martin Luther King, jr, and Heschel "initially bonded over the prophets. King was drawn to Heschel’s intimate knowledge of the topic (Heschel’s masterwork, in a body of masterworks, was his book The Prophets), and Heschel in turn admired King’s devotion to the Exodus story of Moses and the Israelites, adapted to the narrative of the civil rights struggle in the 1950s and ’60s....Heschel...can also be considered a kind of prophet himself. The main job of the prophets of the Bible, after all, is to hold their people’s feet to the fire. Moses railed at the weak and foolish Israelites who strayed from the path the minute their leader ascended to the mountaintop to commune with God. King fulminated against the war in Southeast Asia as well as against the injustices rampant in white American culture toward those whom it had enslaved for hundreds of years. Heschel supported both these causes, incurring the disapproval of some Jewish leaders when he did not hesitate to vigorously excoriate U. S. Involvement in Vietnam, preaching widely on the subject, writing letters to presidents, and being a spokesman for other religious leaders in meetings with high-level military strategists like Secretary of State Dean Rusk...Heschel, like King, had the charisma a prophet needs. He was impossible to dismiss, even when his message stung. The consummate gadfly, he shined a bright light on the ills of American society and also on those of American Judaism in the mid-20th century, which he saw as stultifying, airless, soulless, moribund. He was an outlier on one crisis we face today: how to make Judaism not only appealing but actually indispensable for Jews of future generations. His words were bracing and his exhortations powerful, but, rendered in such breathtakingly poetic language (as well as expressed verbally in his disarming Polish accent), they seem like a loving gift from a benevolent elder, not a rebuke: He even warned warmly. He was a Jew who had suffered and seen too much suffering, and who, unlike the rest of us, was capable of vision on a greater scale, the prophetic scale. He knew what he was talking about, and, like King, he believed people could rise up, be their best selves, and behave with righteousness and even with holiness. Heschel died in 1972, four years after his friend King was shot dead. It’s a long time ago now. The prophets we have today don’t speak in King’s mellifluous rhetoric or write in Heschel’s enchanting prose. Maybe we have murdered or hounded to death those with the capacity to make our hearts soar with their words of justice and compassion; we’ve gotten pretty cynical, maybe too cynical for those kinds of voices" (Sian Gibby in Tablet Magazine, 2016). Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century....In late October 1938, when Heschel was living in a rented room in the home of a Jewish family in Frankfurt, he was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Poland. He spent ten months lecturing on Jewish philosophy and Torah at Warsaw's Institute for Jewish Studies. Six weeks before the German invasion of Poland, Heschel left Warsaw for London with the help of Julian Morgenstern, president of Hebrew Union College, who had been working to obtain visas for Jewish scholars in Europe....Heschel believed the teachings of the Hebrew prophets were a clarion call for social action in the United States and worked for African Americans' civil rights and against the Vietnam War. He also specifically criticized what he called ‘pan-halakhism, ’ or an exclusive focus upon religiously compatible behavior to the neglect of the non-legalistic dimension of rabbinic tradition. Heschel is a widely read Jewish theologian whose most influential works include Man Is Not Alone...At the Vatican Council II, as representative of American Jews, Heschel persuaded the Roman Catholic Church to eliminate or modify passages in its liturgy that demeaned the Jews, or referred to an expected conversion to Christianity. His theological works argued that religious experience is a fundamentally human impulse, not just a Jewish one. He believed that no religious community could claim a monopoly on religious truth. " (WIkipedia, 2016). OCLC lists just 5 copies worldwide. Owner’s signature on cover. Tiny tear to bottom corner with no text effected. Overall about very good condition. (AMR-48-31) (ID #37394) $200.00.
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    351. Raban, Ze'ev, illustrator. SONG OF SONGS. Berlin: Hasefer Publising House, S.D. Saltzman, 1923. First trade edition. Original boards. Folio. [62] pages. 34 cm. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Cream cloth over boards with decorative silver and gold gilt lettering on cover (gold lettering and silver doves within a rondel) and backstrip. Endpages printed with decorative plates as well, in blue ink on silver background. With 26 color plates depicting the artist’s engraved renditions of the Song of Solomon, with decorative tissue protecting each plate (at the bottom of each tissue is a finely printed plate of the Song of Solomon Publishing Company linocut). "Born and initially trained in Lodz, Poland, Ze'ev Raban (1890-1970) studied in a variety of academies around Europe - the School of Applied Art in Munich, the Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris, and the Royal Academy of Art in Brussels. In 1911 he met Boris Schatz, the founder of the Bezalel Academy, a Zionist inspired school begun in 1903 to encourage a new Jewish cultural/art/craft tradition in the Jewish homeland. Schatz's goal for the Bezalel Academy and Workshops, in which Raban participated starting in 1912, was to establish a Jewish arts and crafts tradition that combined the best of European and indigenous Middle-Eastern cultures. Raban soon became a major influence at the Bezalel. He played a central role at the Academy teaching repoussé work, painting, and sculpture and then directing the Graphics Press and the Industrial Art Studio of the Bezalel Academy. By 1914 the majority of works produced in the Bezalel workshops were designed by Raban. But arguably his most important contributions were the illustrations he made for the various books he published - the Song of Songs, the Book of Ruth, the Book of Esther, the Book of Job, and the Passover Haggadah. These illustrations represent the pinnacle of the "Bezalel Style" - a fusion of ‘oriental' art and Jugendstil. (Art at the Center Judaica Gallery) Subjects: Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon. Hebrew. Raban.; Bible.; O. T.; Song of Solomon.; English.; Raban. Colorful endpapers. Features 1923 inscription from Jacob Landau to Cyrus Adler. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding repaired. In excellent condition (ART-19-8) (ID #37322) $500.00.
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    353. Chagall, Marc; Jean Leymarie. THE JERUSALEM WINDOWS. Monte Carlo; André Sauret, 1962. Original Cloth. Folio. 210 pages. 34 cm. First edition. Includes 2 Original Chagall Lithographs bound in (as issued) Text and notes by Jean Leymarie; translated from the French by Elaine Desautels. Beautifully illustrated with 104 plates (64 in full color), and two original color lithographs done expressly for this edition. Chagall's Jerusalem Windows illustrates and chronicles the creation of the famous twelve stained glass windows, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel, designed by Chagall for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center Synagogue in Jerusalem. With text and notes by Jean Leymarie. New York: George Braziller, (1962). “For the 1962 publication of a deluxe book on the making of the Jerusalem Windows, Chagall executed two original lithographs and Charles Sorlier, Chagall's Master Printer at the Mourlot workshop, where Chagall executed all of his lithographs from 1950 until his death, made twelve 20-color stone lithographs after Chagall's final models for the windows under Chagall's supervision. The work was published by Andre Sauret, one of the great European art book publishers of the middle third of the century, and published in an edition of unknown size. ” - Spaightwood Galleries. Subjects: Stained glass windows - Jerusalem - History - 20th century. Stained glass windows. Bet ha-holim "Hadasah" (Jerusalem). Synagogue. Bet ha-holim "Hadasah" (Jerusalem). Synagogue. Middle East – Jerusalem. Glass painting and staining - Jerusalem. Hadassa-University Medical Center, Jerusalem. Synagogue. Vitraux pour Jerusalem. English. Ex-library with usual markings on endpapers, but not inside or on spine. Jacket has edgewear but still nice. Very Good Condition in Good Jacket. (BIBLE-13-29A) (ID #38186) $500.00.
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    355. Bellinger, A. R.; Brown, F. E.; Perkins, A.; Kraeling, Carl H. THE EXCAVATIONS AT DURA-EUROPOS. FINAL REPORT VIII, PART I, THE SYNAGOGUE. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1956. 4to. Xviii, 402, lxxviii pages. Seventy-eight illustration plates. Fold-out maps. Stands on its own. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues; Archeology – Syria – Doura-Europos. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Dura-Europos was an “ancient city on the Euphrates. It was long known from literary sources, but its exact whereabouts, a site known as el-Salihiye, was discovered only accidentally by a British patrol during World War I. It was excavated by a Franco-American expedition in the years 1928–32. The city existed in Assyrian times and was reestablished in about 300 B. C. E. By Seleucus I Nicator. ” “The synagogue at Dura-Europos, discovered in 1932, was found in a remarkable state of preservation. It lay just inside the city wall and when the inhabitants, judged expendable by the shrinking Roman Empire, attempted to strengthen the wall against the advancing Sassanid army, they tore off the roofs of the buildings just behind the wall and filled them with sand from the desert. The synagogue was accordingly as securely buried and protected as Pompeii. The paintings, completed only some five years before the city fell, emerged from the sand nearly as fresh as when painted. ”(Goodenough & Avi-Yonah, EJ) Ex library, summary from jacket taped to front end paper, very good condition. (MX-9-13) (ID #36731) $325.00.
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    357. Luzzatto, Moshe Hayyim. לשון לימודים: תתבאר בו המליצה וחוקותיה LASHON LIMUDIM: TITBAER BO HA-MELITSAH VE-HUKOTEHA. Lemberg: [Gedrukt Bay A. T. Rubinshtayn], 1810. Period boards. 8vo, 91 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “A Tongue for Teaching. ” “Luzzatto (1707-1746) was born in Padua, Italy, into one of the most important, oldest, and most respectable families in Italian Jewry. Regarded as a genius from childhood, he knew Bible, Talmud, Midrash, halakhic literature, and classical languages and literature thoroughly. He also had an extensive knowledge of contemporary Italian culture. Luzzatto had a good scientific education, but his chief interest in Western culture was in literature. ” He was a “kabbalist, writer of ethical works, rhetorician, logician, and Hebrew poet [and] leader of a group of religious thinkers who were mainly interested in the problems of redemption and messianism and probably tried to use their mystical knowledge to hasten the era of redemption. ” (EJ, 2007) This is the Ramhal’s first work, first published at 17. SUBJECTS: Hebrew language -- Rhetoric. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Title page and Contents page are facsimiles. Otherwise Internally Very Good. (HEB-49-1) (ID #37204) $100.00.
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    359. Mussafia, Benjamin. ספר זכר רב יזכור ימי עולם ושרש דבר נמצא בלשנינו הקדושהSEFER ZEKHER RAV: YIZKOR YEME `OLAM VE-SHORESH DAVAR NIMTSA BI-LESHONENU HA-KEDOSHAH /. Berlin: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsik Shpaier, 1766. Period boards. 8vo. 36 pages. 17cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Zekher Rav: In Remembrance of the Creation of Our World and the Root of It in Our Language. ” Mussafia (1606 – 1675) was a prominent Jewish doctor, Kabbalist, and Sabbatean. His family was among the wealthiest in the Netherlands and Benjamin was himself a royal doctor in the Danish Court. Mussafia dedicated Zekher Rav to his wife Sarah after her death in 1634. It is an adaptation of the creation myth in which all Hebrew word roots are used exactly once. In the mid-1660s, Mussafia became involved in the Shabbatean movement. SUBJECTS: Hebrew language -- Roots. Hebrew language -- Lexicography. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Vinograd, Berlin 242. Faded stamp on title page along with Printed in Poland stamp on title page. Rav Horwitz Collection. Period Boards are Faded. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-50-27) (ID #38077) $200.00.
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    361. Keslin, Hayim Ben Naftali Hirts [Isaac Satanof]. קריאת התורה: לבאר הוראת שרש קרא ואיך שהשתמשו בו חז”ל בש”ס...נוסף מכתב באר רחובות KERIAT HA-TORAH: LE-VAER HORAAT SHORESH KARA, VE-EKH SHE-HISHTAMSHU BO HAZAL BA-SHAS... NOSAF MIKHTAV BEER REHOVOT. Berlin: Bi-Defus Hevrat Hinukh Ne`arim, 1813. Period boards. 8vo, 44 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to: “The Reading of the Torah: For Explaining the Root of Reading and It’s Use...with Be’er Rehovot Letter. ” “Explanation of the root of “Kara” and how it was used by the sages in the Talmud. The title page states that it will explain their intent in a clear language and explain the subject of yesh aim le-Mikra and aim le-Messorah, that is, whether a verse is to be understood as it is written or as it is read. It also addresses other issues in the Talmud built upon the structure of the Hebrew language. There are approbations from Rabbi Akiva Eger and from Rabbi Simha Wiel. An apologia from the author follows, and then the text, in a single column in rabbinic type. It begins with introductory material and continues, in the order of issues in the Talmud. After the discourses based on the Talmud is a strong refutation (33a-44b) on modifications to the accepted liturgy in the book Iggeret beit Tefillah by Isaac Satanof (1732-1804). The latter was a Haskalah writer, who, in his book, classified every word that he explained as either "Hebrew" or "talmudic, " and proceeded to clarify this question at other opportunities as well. Satanof attempted to break out of the strict framework of biblical style, although he himself was very adept in the biblical style called melizah. Hence he demanded that new words be coined; in Iggeret Beit Tefillah he complains that the vocabulary of biblical Hebrew had not preserved its great lexical range. Rabbi Coeslin was also the author of Mesilol bedikduk Loshon ha-Kodesh. SUBJECTS: Masorah. Hebrew language -- Lexicography. Hebrew language -- Lexicography. Masorah. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Foxing to pages. Otherwise Great Condition. (HEB-48-51) (ID #37530) $300.00.
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    363. Hefez, Gershom Ben Moses; Meir Da Zara. ספר יד חרוזים: והוא לקט כל החרוזים...ומועיל המשוררים SEFER YAD HARUZIM: VE-HU LEKET KOL HA-HARUZIM... U-MO`IL LA-MESHORERIM. Venetsiah (Venice): Stamparia Uendramina, 1740. Later boards. 8vo [144] pages, 19cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Book of Rhymed Verses. ” “Hebrew rhyme-lexicon by R. Gershom ben Moses Hefez (Gentili). The first paragraph of the title page informs, in rhymed sentences, the subject matter of the book. The final paragraph notes that this edition was brought to press by Meir da Zara, who added considerable material omitted from the first edition and that the editor was Simhah Calimani. There is an introduction from Gershom in which he discusses the 12 rules for Hebrew usage in poetry and rhyme scheme. The text of Yad Haruzim, in two columns, is comprised of examples organized by letter and vowels. R. Gershom ben Moses Hefez (Gentili, 1683–1700) died an untimely death at the age of 17. At the time of his death Gershom was already recognized as a scholar of considerable accomplishment and his work was widely praised. Yad Haruzim was published by his father, R. Moses ben Gershom (1663–1711), who was a pupil of R. Solomon ben Isaac Nizza and the author of Hanukkat ha-Bayit (Venice, 1696) and Melekhet Mahashevet (Venice, 1710). Vinograd, Venice 1784. SUBECTS: Hebrew language -- Rhyme -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists 3 copies of this edition worldwide (NLSweden, Columbia, BLRC). Heavy wear to boards and spine. Minor soiling to pages. Text is very clean and legible. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-49-3) (ID #37206) $200.00.
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    365. Shaier, Isaac [Ed. ]. ברייתא דמלאכת המשכן BRAITHA DEMELECHETH HAMISHKAN. Offenbach: [Tzvi Hirsch Spitz & Son], 1802. First edition with commentary. Period boards. 8vo. 32 pages. 19cm. In Hebrew. Title roughly translates to “On the construction of the Tabernacle. ” Originally published together with Mishpatei Shavu’oth (Venice, 1602), but here with chebrewommentary for the first time, this minor Talmud tractate is cited in various early works including Maimonides. The editor, a resident of Frankfurt a/Main, was the son of R. Leib Shaier of Dusseldorf (Kestenbaum). Vinograd, Offenbach 154. SUBJECTS: Tabernacle. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide with no copies on the West Coast. Very minor shelf wear. Overall Very Good+ Condition. (HEB-48-61) (ID #37133) $125.00.
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    367. Lissner, Jakob Wolf [Jacob Ben Jacob Moses Of Lissa]. SEFER YESHUAT YAAKOV [SEFER JESCHUATH-JACOB]. Breslau: Sulzbach, 1854. Original boards. 8vo. 57 pages. 20 cm. In Hebrew and German. Title translates to “Yaakov’s Salvation”. Covers the laws of tzitzit and tefillin and was republished under a variety of different names, including an 1862 forgery under the name Zephyrath Typhara. According to the subtitle, the book was published in order to educate youth about the details of these practices. Each Hebrew passage is accompanied by a German translation on the opposite page. SUBJECTS: Halakha - Tzitzit - Tefillin - Jewish Customs. CD 000136238. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (NLI and Brandeis). Repair to binding. Light soiling to pages. Previous owner’s signature on title page’s top margin. Boards are heavily edgeworn. Overall Good- Condition. (HEB-48-29) (ID #37091) $125.00.
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    369. Wünsche, Dr. Aug. [and] Fischer, Karl. DER TALMUD EINE SKIZZE [BOUND WITH] GUTMEINUNG ÜBER DEN TALMUD DER HEBRÄER. Zürich, Verlags-Magazin (J. Schabelitz) [AND] Wien, A. Hölder, 1879 [AND] 1883. First editions. Later brown boards with pink [AND] green original paper wrappers bound in. 8vo, 40, 112 pages, 19 cm. In German with some Hebrew. Karl August Wünsche “was a German Christian Hebraist. He devoted his attention almost exclusively to rabbinic literature. After completing his commentaries on the Book of Hosea (1868) and Book of Joel (1872), he wrote Neue Beiträge zur Erläuterung der Evangelien aus Talmud und Midrasch (1878), the most complete collection of the parallel passages of the Talmud and the New Testament since the works of John Lightfoot and Johann Christian Schöttgen” (Wikipedia, 2016). SUBJECT(S): Talmud. WorldCat lists 28 holdings of Der Talmud… worldwide. OCLC and WorldCat list 13 holdings of …Talmud der Hebraer. Ex-library markings. Slight browning. Moderate markings and dampstaining. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight edgewear. Very good condition. (GER-51-62) (ID #38215) $50.00.
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    371. Sheftel, Hayyim Jacob. ערך מלין: לשעורי תורה שבכתב ושבעל פה EREKH MILIN: LE-SHI`URE TORAH SHEBI-KHETAV USHEBE-`AL PE LE-MATBE`OT, MIDOT, MISHKALOT, MESHIHOT U-ZEMANIM MESUDARIMAL SEDER A.B MAHAD. BATRA `IM HASHMATOT VE-TIKUNIM. Berditshov: Ba-Defus Shel H. Y. Sheftil, 1906. Period boards, 8vo, 154 pages, 18cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Weights and Measures: For Torah Lessons that are Written and Oral. Coins, Measurements, and Weights from Conversations and Times - Arranged Alphabetically. ” Rav Sheftel (1844-1905) was Galician rabbi who, rubbed shoulders with the likes of Chaim Berlin and Abraham Kahana. As Kahana writes in the introduction, Sheftel possessed great knowledge of the Torah and Talmud and was respected by those who studied with him. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (JTS and Ohio State). Pages are browning and becoming brittle, but still in good shape. Repair to binding. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-48-25) (ID #37019) $350.00.
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    373. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN BABYLONIA. 5 VOLUMES (COMPLETE), I. THE PARTHIAN PERIOD. / II. THE EARLY SASANIAN PERIOD. / III. FROM SHAPUR I TO SHAPUR II. / IV. THE AGE OF SHAPUR II. / V. LATER SASANIAN TIMES. (STUDIA POST-BIBLICA. EDIDIT P.A.H. DE BOER). Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1965-1970. Original boards. 8vo, 1300 pages. SUBJECT(S):Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- History. Judaism -- Talmudic period, 10-425. Juifs. Very Good Condition. (Neusner-4-3) (ID #36496) $500.00.
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    375. Zuckermann, B; Brann, M. ANLEITUNG UND TABELLEN ZUR VERGLEICHUNG JÜDISCHER UND CHRISTLICHER ZEITANGABEN. Breslau, W. Jacobsohn & Co, 1893. First edition. Later Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 46 pages; 23 cm. In German. Title translates to “Instructions and Tables for Comparing Jewish and Christian Chronologies. ” Includes dozens of tables. Two fold-out tables, one that folds out to just over a normal page size and one that is 5 times the width and twice the length of a normal page size. Part of the series: Jahresbericht des Jüdisch-Theologischen Seminars Fraenkel'scher Stiftung. SUBJECT (S): Jewish chronology, tables. OCLC lists 29 holdings worldwide. Moderate edgewear. Slight browning to pages. Minimal staining. Minimal pencil and pen markings that minimally affect text. Good condition. (GER-51-74) (ID #38327) $50.00.
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    377. Zuri, Jacob Samuel. RAB SEIN LEBEN U. S. ANSCHAUUNGEN [RABBI H.P. CHAJES' COPY WITH STAMP]. [Berlin] [M. Poppenlauer], 1918. 1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 151 pages; 23 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “The Rabbi, His Life and His Views. ” Jacob Samuel Zuri-Szezak (1884–1943), lawyer, authority on Hebrew law, and author. Zuri, who was born in Poland, studied in France and Germany. After immigrating to Palestine after World War I, he lectured for a time at the Jerusalem Law School. In 1927 he moved to Paris and in 1931 to London. Zuri's single scholarly purpose was to introduce into the European study of Greek, Roman, and Islamic law the data of the Jewish legal tradition. He published most of his 31 works in Hebrew, because, as a Zionist, he hoped to lay the foundation for a system of legislation for the coming Jewish state. In his biographical studies and in his analysis of Jewish jurisprudence, Zuri distinguishes between two main currents in rabbinical methodology, the southern, characteristic of Judean scholars, and the northern, of Galilean scholars. These recur in Babylonian Sura and Nehardea-Pumbedita, respectively. Southern methodology seeks for the underlying unity of surface differences. In mishnaic study, a southerner will relate the view of an anonymous Mishnah to the total view held by a tannaitic authority or to an abstract legal principle. Northern methodology concentrates on concrete characteristics of cases and looks for fine individual differences. In mishnaic controversy, the northerner looks for an explanation of difference in the differing circumstances of specific cases. Zuri worked out these principles in, among others, the following works: Rab, sein Leben und seine Anschauungen (1918); Rabbi Akiva (Heb, 1924); Rav Ashi (Heb. 1924); Tarbut ha-Deromim (1924); Toledot Darkhei ha-Limmud (1914); Toledot ha-Mishpat ha-Zibburi ha-Ivri (3 vols. 1931–34); and Tarbut ha-Deromim (1924). Zuri made a substantial contribution to the study of talmudic history and law. Inscribed on title page. Stamped from the personal library of Rabbi HP Chajes, the Chief Rabbi of Vienna and Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Otherwise pages are clear. Slight toning. End page foxing. About Very good condition. (GER-58-60) (ID #38235) $75.00.
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    379. Yoffey, Rabbi I. J. SEFER TEHIYAT YISRAEL: KOLEL MAAMARIM U-DERUSHIM HA-`OSKIM BE-KHOL SHEELOT HA-HAYIM... VE-SEFER HADRAT YISRAEL: KOLEL PILPULIM LE-SIYUMA SHEL KAMAH MASEKHTOT /. Park Plais, Tshitham, Manshester (Manchester, UK): Defus Mazal, 1927. Original paper wrapper affixed to period boards. 8vo, 216 leaves. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Both essays present here attempt, as the introduction demonstrates, to answer the pressing questions of the Jewish community. Rabbi Yoffey was a revered English polemicist, rabbi, and educator. His influence, however, extends far beyond. He almost single-handedly established the first Manchester branch of the international religious-Zionist Mizrachi Movement. In 1934, he famously passed away in Alexandria while traveling to Palestine. CD 000108628. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages lightly soiled, but overall in Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-3) (ID #36828) $40.00.
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    381. Sherira Ben Hanina, Gaon; Aaron Hyman. SEFER IGERET DE-RABENU SHERIRA GAON: KEFI HA-NUSAH HA-NIDPAS BE-YUHASIN DEFUS, KUSHTANDINA, BI-SHENAT 326 BE-HASHVAAH IM YETER HA-NUSHAOT ASHER NIDPASU AD HA-YOM A. P. KITVE YAD SHONIM. London; Bi-Defus “ha-Express”, 1910. Original Cloth. 8vo. 109 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. The letter of R. Sherira, gaon. Sherira ben Hanina Gaon (c. 906–1006), “gaon of Pumbedita from 968–1006. … Sherira was among the most prolific writers of responsa. One inquiry addressed to him by Jacob b. Nissim b. Shahin in the name of the community of Kairouan led to the writing in 987 of his famous epistle, Iggeret Rav Sherira Ga'on, a classic of Jewish historiography. Jacob sought information as to when and how the Mishnah, the Tosefta, the beraitot, and the Talmud had been compiled. He inquired 'whether the men of the Great Synagogue had really begun the writing of the Mishnah, and the Sages of each generation had written [more] parts of it until Rabbi [Judah] ha-Nasi came and compiled it. ' Sherira deals with the question in a scholarly manner, revealing himself a practical and accurate historian (with the possible reservation that his opinions on the exilarchs, descended from Bustanai, from whom he claimed descent, may be colored). He discusses the activity of the savoraim in revising and compiling the Talmud, and continues the sequence of tradition to the geonic authorities. ”- 2008 EJ. R. Sherira Gaon's "Epistle" with a commentary, an addenda to Toledot Tanna'im ve-Amora'im (3 vols, 1901–11) by Aaron Hyman (1862–1937), “Russian-born London rabbi and scholar. Hyman, born in Slutsk, Belorussia, studied at various yeshivot and in 1885 he settled in London. There he officiated as rabbinical supervisor and head shohet of the London community. He also served as an unsalaried rabbi of a congregation. 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. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Tannaim. Amoraim. Geonim. Mishnah - History. Talmud - History. OCLC lists 17 copies. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages 45-53 have been repaired. Otherwise Very good condition. (SEF-52-50A) (ID #36478) $125.00.
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    383. Yaakov Ben Yehuda Ben Yehuda (Zilberstein, Jacob). תורת חסד: על דרושים ודברי מוסר וחיודשי תורה TORAT HESED: AL DERUSHIM, VE-DIVREI MUSAR. VE-HIDUSHEI TORAH. Yerushalayim: [Publisher Unknown], 1899. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 144 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Torat Hesed: On Interpretation, Ethics, and New Elements of the Torah. ” A collection of discourses by R. Jacob ben Judah Ben-Judah (1837-1900). The discourses explore topics ranging from faith and mitzvoth to different parshot. SUBJECTS: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. CD- 000113367. Ex-library with usual markings. Some text is more faded than others. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-32) (ID #38083) $100.00.
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    385. Palachi, Hayyim [Palaggi, Chaim]. TSEDAKAH HAYIM: DERUSHIM LI-KHEVOD SHABAT HALBASHAH. Izmir: Bi-Defus Binyamin N. Tsiyon Roditi, 1874. Period boards. 4to. 260 pages, 31 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Charity of Life. ” Rav Hayim Palachi (1788– 1868) was the chief rabbi of Izmir. He was personally appointed to the post by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmacid. He wrote extensively in Ladino and Hebrew and was highly honored by the sultan and Muslim authories in Istanbul. He was “considered the 'Haham Bashi' of Izmir in the middle of the 19th century, and founder of the 'Beit Hillel' Synagogue and beit madras (study hall). He was very knowledgeable, and received letters from all over the world with questions about Halacha. He wrote 82 books addressing important issues in Jewish life. The community today is very proud of his legacy, and speak of him with great respect. In the synagogue, when his name is mentioned or cited, the congregation stands up and bows with respect” (“Journey into Jewish Heritage, ” 2016). SUBJECTS: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Charity. OCLC only lists two copies worldwide (HUC and NYPL). This edition unknown to Vinograd. Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-6) (ID #37640) $250.00.
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    387. Posnanski, Adolf. SCHILOH: EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER MESSIASLEHRE / TL. 1, DIE AUSLEGUNG VON GENESIS 49,10 IM ALTERTUME BIS ZU ENDE DES MITTELALTERS [INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO RABBI HIRSCH PEREZ CHAJES OF VIENNA]. Leipzig: Hinrichs, 1904. 1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. [xxxiv], 512, [76] pages; 24 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Shiloh: A Contribution To The History of Teachings on the Messiah. ” Posnanski was an “Austrian rabbi; born at Lubraniec, near Warsaw in 1854; educated at the gymnasium, the university, and the rabbinical seminary at Breslau, where he worked under Heinrich Graetz and Manuel Joël, and at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he was reader to the Orientalist Joseph Derenbourg. While a student at Breslau he gave religious instruction in the secondary schools of that city, and officiated as rabbi at Reichenberg, Bohemia, from 1888 to 1891, when he was called to Pilsen. Posnanski (was) a member of the board of directors of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judenthums at Berlin. ” (Encyclopedia Judaica) Inscribed to Rabbi Hirsch Perez Chajes by Posnanski on the title page. Stamp from Rabbi Chajes’ library. Pages otherwise clear. Very good condition. (Ger-58-47) (ID #38110) $150.00.
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    389. Widisky, Jerome. תורת ישראל : חלק ראשון משלחן ערוך...בתרגום אנגלי TORAT YISRAEL: HELEK RISHON MI-SHULHAN `ARUKH...BE-TARGUM ANGLI...St. Louis: No Publisher, 1926. (FT) 8vo. 176 pages. Frontispiece portrait. In Hebrew with some English. English title: Book of Hebrew law of knowledge. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (RAB-27-15A) (ID #37324) $30.00.
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    391. Bumenfeld, Isaac.אוצר נחמד כולל אגרות יקרות מעת חכמי זממנו בענייני האמונה והחוכמה OZAR NEHMAD: KOLEL IGROT YEQAROT MEET HAKAME ZEMANENU BE-`INYENE HA-EMUNAH WEHA-HOKMAH [VOL. 3 AND 4 ONLY]. Wien: Verlag Von Jacob Schlosberg's Buchhandlung, 1860-1863. First edition of volumes 3 & 4. Original boards. 8vo. 176 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Ozar Nehmad: Including Treasured Writings from the Greats of Our Time on Matters of Wisdom and Faith. ” Blumenfeld (1812-1890) was a well-known publisher and merchant from Galicia. He was best known for his work in spreading Hebrew literature through the four volume Ozar Nehmad, spanning 1856-63. It features literary letters on various subjects relating to the science of Judaism, which were thus made accessible to the average Hebrew scholar. Blumenfeld himself contributed very little to the "Ozar Nehmad, " but Rapoport, Luzzatto, Geiger, and other learned contributors recognized the great service which he was rendering Jewish science by giving currency to works which, but for his generosity, would have remained unpublished. SUBJECTS: Jewish learning and scholarship. CD-EPI 0183458. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-37A) (ID #38274) $105.00.
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    393. Bumenfeld, Isaac.אוצר נחמד כולל אגרות יקרות מעת חכמי זממנו בענייני האמונה והחוכמה OZAR NEHMAD: KOLEL IGROT YEQAROT MEET HAKAME ZEMANENU BE-`INYENE HA-EMUNAH WEHA-HOKMAH [VOL. 4 ONLY]. Wien: Verlag Von Jacob Schlosberg's Buchhandlung, 1863. First edition of vol. 4. Contemporary boards. 8vo. 176 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Ozar Nehmad: Including Treasured Writings from the Greats of Our Time on Matters of Wisdom and Faith. ” Blumenfeld (1812-1890) was a well-known publisher and merchant from Galicia. He was best known for his work in spreading Hebrew literature through the four volume Ozar Nehmad, spanning 1856-63. It features literary letters on various subjects relating to the science of Judaism, which were thus made accessible to the average Hebrew scholar. Blumenfeld himself contributed very little to the "Ozar Nehmad, " but Rapoport, Luzzatto, Geiger, and other learned contributors recognized the great service which he was rendering Jewish science by giving currency to works which, but for his generosity, would have remained unpublished. SUBJECTS: Jewish learning and scholarship. CD-EPI 0183458. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-37) (ID #38273) $55.00.
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    395. Gräber, Eisig. URTHEILE DER PRESSE ÜBER S.L. RAPPAPORT'S HEBRÄISCHE BRIEFE: NEBST URTHEILE ÜBER S.D. LUZZATTO'S CORRESPONDENS. Przemysl: Druck Von Zupnik, Knoller & Hammerschmidt, 1885. 1st Edition. Period boards. 8vo. [19], 262 pages; 23 cm. In Hebrew with some German throughout. Title translates into English as, “Press Judgments on S. L. Rappaport's Hebrew Letters. Together with Judgments on S. D. Luzzatto’s correspondences. ” “Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865) was an Italian Jewish scholar, poet, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal…. During his literary career of more than fifty years, Luzzatto wrote a great number of works and scholarly correspondences … (there is) hardly any subject in connection with Judaism on which he did not write. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) ” (Wikipedia, 2016). OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide, only one in the United States (Johns Hopkins). Spine is taped. Front hinge starting. Paper is browning throughout but pages are bright and readable. Good+ condition. (Ger-50-26) (ID #37672) $225.00.
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    397. Yizhak, Shlomo Ben. מסכת חגיגה: עם פירוש רש"י ותוספות והרא"ש והוספתי עוד חישודי מהרא"ש MASEKET HAGIGAH: `IM PERUS RASHI VE-TOSAFOT VEHA-RO"S, VE-HOSAFTI OD HIDUSE MAHARAS"A.... Be-Amsterdam: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus... Yosef Dayan, 1722. Original vellum boards. 8vo. 108 pages; 18 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to "Tractate Hagigah with Rashi's commentaries and addendums from Asher ben Yehiel. " Tractate Hagigah " (literally 'Festival Offering') deals with the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot) and the pilgrimage offering that men were supposed to bring in Jerusalem. At the middle of the second chapter, the Talmud discusses topics of ritual purity" (Wikipedia, 2016). SUBJECT(S): Rabbinic literature, Talmud, Masechet Hagigah. OCLC and WorldCat list 3 holdings worldwide (Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Bibliotheque Nat & Univ Strasbourg), none outside of Western Europe. Vinograd Amsterdam 1188. CD-000317279. Period notes and inscriptions. Edgewear that minimally affects text. Slight browning to pages. Minimal staining. Good condition. (HEB-50-34) (ID #38270) $275. 0.
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    399. Silberstein, Solomon Joseph. מציאות יהוה והעולם METSIUT HA-SHEM VEHA-OLAM = DIVINITY AND THE COSMOS. New York: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1893. First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 184 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew and English. Not in Goldman. Solomon Silberstein (1845–?) was Russian poet, philosopher, and well-known maskil. He received smicha from a number of rabbis in the provinces of Kovno and Vilna and practiced as a rabbi in Dershunisok, Kovno from 1867 to 1868. He later emigrated to the U. S. Where he developed a system of natural theology based on the Mosaic, and the rabbinic and talmudic law as natural theology (EJ). SUBJECTS: God-theology. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide (Columbia, Brandeis, Harvard, HUC, JTS, Gratz, UPenn, Temple), none west or south of Cincinnati. All content is clean and legible. Overall Good- Condition. (AMR-47-22) (ID #37477) $125.00.
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    401. Montefiore, C. G.; Loewe, H. A RABBINIC ANTHOLOGY [INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR]. London, MacMillan, 1938. 1st Edition. Original Green Boards. 8vo. [cviii], 853 pages; 23 cm. Inscribed by Loewe on the front end page. The last published work by Claude Joseph Goldsmid Montefiore, who edited this volume with Herbert Martin James Loewe. “Loewe (1882–1940) was a noted scholar of Semitic languages and Jewish culture. His grandfather, Louis Loewe had (also) been Sir Moses Montefiore’s secretary... (Claude Montefiore’s great uncle). ” (Wikipedia, 2016) “Claude Joseph Goldsmid Montefiore… was the intellectual founder of Anglo-Liberal Judaism and the founding president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, a scholar of the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic literature and New Testament, an influential anti-Zionist leader in the communal body, the Anglo-Jewish Association, and an educator. He was a significant figure in the contexts of modern Jewish religious thought, Jewish-Christian relations, and Anglo-Jewish socio-politics. ” (Wikpedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Jewish ethics. Jewish literature. Ex-library with Jewish institutional stamp and usual markings. Overall good condition. (BR-11-32) (ID #37730) $75.00.
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    403. Aknin, Joseph Ben Judah Ben Jacob Ibn, Magnes, Judah Leon. A TREATISE AS TO 1, NECESSARY EXISTENCE, 2, THE PROCEDURE OF THINGS FROM THE NECESSARY EXISTENCE, 3, THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. Berlin: H. Itzkowski, 1904. 1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 46 pages. [22], 46 pages. In Hebrew and English with Title Page in both languages (Title Page is on Wrappers). Judah Magnes’ first separate published work in any languge (he 27 years old at the time). “Magnes (1877 –1948) was a prominent Reform rabbi in both the United States and Mandatory Palestine. He is best remembered as a leader in the pacifist movement of the World War I period, his advocacy of a binational Jewish-Arab state in Palestine, and as one of the most widely recognized voices of 20th century American Reform Judaism. ” In this work, Magnes presents an English-translation of a treatise by Joseph Ibn Aknin. “Aknin (c. 1150 – c. 1220) was a Jewish writer of numerous treatises, mostly on the Mishnah and the Talmud. He was born in Barcelona, but settled in Fez, where by his own admission he lived as a crypto-Jew. Though a native of Spain, his family had originated in North Africa. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Includes a one-page biography of Magnes at age 27 and an introduction on the life of Joseph ibn Aknin which includes some notes on the translation. Some wear and discoloration to wrappers. Small tear to Wrapper with no text effected. Inside pages are very clear. Good+ condition. (Zion-10-23) (ID #37783) $75.00.
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    405. Hirsch, Samson Raphael; Bernard Drachman. THE NINETEEN LETTERS OF BEN UZIEL: BEING A SPIRITUAL PRESENTATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF JUDAISM. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1899. 12mo. Xxvii, 222 pages. Illustrated. CONTENTS: Samson Raphael Hirsch-a biographical sketch; First letter: complaint; Second letter: standpoint, method; Third letter: God, the world; Fourth letter: man; Fifth letter: education; Sixth letter: history; Seventh letter: The consecrated people; Eighth letter: the patriarchs, Egypt, the wilderness, the land; Ninth letter: Israel in exile; Tenth letter: division of the commandments; Eleventh letter: laws, judgments, statutes; Twelfth letter: commandments; Thirteenth letter: word and deed symbols; Fourteenth letter: the service of God; Fifteenth letter: answer; Sixteenth letter: emancipation; Seventeenth letter: reform; Eighteenth letter: reform, continued; Nineteenth letter: Outlines of purpose (essays). Born in Hamburg, Hirsch (1808-1888) was a “rabbi and writer [and] leader and foremost exponent of Orthodoxy in Germany in the 19th century. ” Despite his Orthodoxy, Hirsch felt that a well-educated Jew would also be familiar with secular subjects, such as math, modern languages, and physical sciences, and would use his Jewish ethics to guide his involvement in the secular world. Unlike the German Liberal Jewish movement at the time, he believed that a synthesis of traditional Jewish and modern secular learning was possible. (EJ, 2007) Singerman 5587. Pictorial cover. Minor shelfwear to cover, otherwise Very Good- condition. Nice 19th Century US edition. (RAB-29-7B) (ID #37628) $50.00.
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    407. Sekles, Simon. THE POETRY OF THE TALMUD. New York: S. Sekles, 1880. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 146 pages. In English, with an appendix giving the original Hebrew of some of the passages cited. Nicely bound in cordovan cloth with gilt letters on front cover. Annotated. Singerman 2950. Deinard 804. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinical literature. Talmud -- Quotations. Slight yellowing of pages. Very Good Condition. (AMR-4-3A) (ID #37409) $95.00.
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    409. Eisenstadt, Benzion. ספר לימין אביון SEFER LI-YEMIN EVYON. New York: Tomashoff Press, Inc, 1922. 1st edition. 8vo. 32 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 847. Title translates to “The Book of the Right Hand of the Poor Man” Rabbi Judah Braver of Akron, Ohio’s copy, with his stamp. Five sermons from Eisenstadt, a prolific man of Hebrew letters and a noted biographer of Orthodox rabbis. Published and sold in order to raise money for Orthodox scholars who were left destitute by WWI. Eisenstadt was rabbi to several communities in Brownsville, New York, and in this pamphlet declares the Brooklyn neighborhood, “A great city of scholars and authors. ” SUBJECT (S) Jewish sermons, American. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. (AMR-50-13) (ID #37473) $125.00.
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    411. Coblenz, Sigmund. SEFER RIGSHE YEHUDAH; BO YEDABER ‘AL YISRA’EL VE TORATO. New York; Rozenberg, 1915. Original cloth, 8vo. 102 pages. 23cm. In Hebrew. Deinard 748. Goldman 769: “Coblenz served as the rabbi of Adath Chevrah Kadisha of Brooklyn. He was involved in Zionist activities and he delivered addresses before a Zionist convention in Scranton in Iyyar 1905 and before a Mizrahi convention in Altona (Germany?) in 5668 [1908]. ” This work “contains homilies, speeches and notes on prozbul” as well as an “address at a gathering for R. Dr. Meir Hildesheimer and R. Aaron Wolkin, who visited America in the winter of 5674 [1914] on behalf of Agudath Israel. ” It also includes “a sermon on R. Emil Hirsch and a Reform convention in New York. ” Title page is stamped “Copyright 1915 by S. Coblenz. ” Bound in black cloth with gilt title. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with very few institutional markings. Very Good condition. (AMR-39-27C) (ID #37627) $135.00.
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    413. Kadushin, J. L. BERIT YITSHAK: KOLEL 1) DINE ERUSIN VE-NISUIN... 2) DINE MILAH... 3) DINE PIDYON HA-BEN... 4) DINE BAR MITSVAH... 5)DERUSHIM... BERITH YITZCHAK [LAWS, SERMONS AND SERVICES FOR MARRIAGE, CIRCUMCISION AND ALL OTHER LIFE-CYCLE OCCASIONS [&]. TZION: PART II OF BERITH YITZCHAK, PRAYERS AND SPEECHES FOR HOLIDAYS AND OTHER OCCASIONS. [Complete]. New York: A. H. Rosenberg, 1897-1898. 4to. 81, 39 pages. In Hebrew and English. Singerman 5198; Deinard, Koheleth America101 and 693. The author, who received impressive rabbinic ordinations from the greatest Lithuanian Rabbis and held posts as Dayan and Rosh Yeshiva in Minsk, apparently could only find employment as a Mohel upon emigrating to the United States. His sermons are quaint and interesting. For an address for delivery at a wedding ceremony he states, “It is the duty of a woman to be her husband’s friend and adviser, his companion and co-sufferer in all that concerns both of them” (Part I, p. 69). The book contains testimonials to his skill as a Mohel from four prominent physicians on the Lower East Side, plus an interesting report of the circumcision of a 22-year old man “who rose at once and drank to the health of the Jewish nation” (Part 1, p. 10). SUBJECT(S): Rabbis – handbooks, manuals, etc. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Covers are worn. Hinges have been repaired. Pages browning. Overall still in Good Condition. (AMR-20-19) (ID #37334) $225.00.
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    415. Leopold Löw. BEN-CHANANJA: MONATSCHRIFT FÜR JÜDISCHE THEOLOGIE VOL. I. Szegedin: Sigmund Burger, 1858. 1st edition. Modern boards. 8vo. 580 pages. 21 cm. In German. Title translates to Ben Chananya: A Monthly Periodical for Jewish Theology. This is the first volume of the periodical, which appeared monthly until 1860, then went up to weekly publication until September 5th, 1866, continuing semi-monthly from September 17, 1866 until its final issue in its 10th volume in 1867. Leopold Löw, a descendent of the Maharal of Prague, was a prominent Hungarian rabbi and founder of Neolog Judaism, a predecessor and Hungarian analog of Conservative Judaism. “Löw early in his career acquired a knowledge of Hungarian, and was the first to introduce it into the synagogue service, his first sermon in that language being printed in 1845. In 1844 he began his literary activity in behalf of the emancipation of the Hungarian Jews, taking the lead in that struggle until its object was attained (1867). ” (Jewish Encyclopedia, 2016) While Löw served as editor, Ben Chananja was a key institution in Löw’s plans to emancipate and modernize Hungarian Jewry. SUBJECTS Hungarian Judaism -- Modern Judaism -- Periodicals -- Theology. OCLC lists only 9 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Title page browned and faded. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (Spec-43-2) (ID #37451) $250.00.
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    417. Pisa, Jehiel Nissim da; Kaufmann, David ספר מנחת קנאות. MINHAT KENAOT, NEGED IGERET HITNAZIUTO SHEL R. YEDAYAH HA-PENINI. HOZETIV LEOR MITOKH KETAV-YAD MANTOVA. MINCHATH KENAOTH VON JECHIEL B. SAMUEL AUS PISA STREITSCHRIFT GEGEN JEDAJA PENINI’S VERTHEIDIGUNG DER PHILOSOPHIE, MIT ANMERKUNGEN HERAUSGEGEBEN. Berlin, Itzkowski, 1898. Original grey paper wrappers. 8vo. 18, 118 pages; 24 cm. In Hebrew with German title. Title translates to “Minchath Kenaoth of Jechiel b. Samuel, from Pisa, Pamphlet Against Jedaja Penini’s Defense of Philosophy, Published with Annotations.” Includes tables. SUBJECT(S): Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi. Significant edgewear. Some rubbing. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight toning. Good condition. (HEB-51-2) $100.00
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    419. Krauss, Samuel; Nathan ben Jehiel,; Kohut, Alexander. תוספות הערוך השלם: להרב חנוך יהודה קהוט ז״ל. TOSEFOT HE-`ARUKH HA-SHALEM LEHA-RAV HANOKH YEHUDAH KOHUT Z”L. ADDITAMENTA AD LIBRUM ARUCH COMPLETUM ALEXANDRI KOHUT. Vienna, Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1937. Later blue boards. 4to. 4, x, 438 pages; 25 cm. In Hebrew with Latin title page. This is the somewhat ironically subtitled Additions to Alexander Kohut’s Aruch Completum. Part of the series: Publications of the Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation. Vol. VIII. Alexander Kohut “was a rabbi and orientalist...He called his work Aruch Completum or `Aruk ha-Shalem, and its production occupied twenty-five years of his life. The first four volumes were printed during his residence in Hungary, and the last four during his sojourn in America, covering a period of fourteen years (Vienna, 1878-92); the supplement appearing from a New York press; and the whole work aggregating more than 4,000 double-column pages. Seven manuscripts of the `Aruk were used by the editor in determining the etymology of the words, and countless doubtful and corrupted passages in the Talmud were thus corrected and restored. Kohut identified in an elaborate special study (printed in the supplement) the often unacknowledged sources of Nathan ben Jehiel’s information, though everywhere defending him against the charge of plagiarism. The `Aruk has been justly characterized as one of the monuments of Hebrew literature” (Wikipedia 2017). SUBJECT(S): Talmud, Dictionaries. OCLC and WorldCat list 17 holdings worldwide. Signed by previous owner. Minimal pencil markings that minimally affect text. Latin cover wrapper loose. Minimal edgewear and rubbing. Ex-library markings. Very good condition. (HEB-51-5) $125.00
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    421. Zunz, Leopold,. JUBELSCHRIFT ZUM NEUNZIGSTEN GEBURTSTAG DES DR. L. ZUNZ. Berlin, L. Gerschel, 1884. First edition. Later boards with blue marbling. 8vo. 171, 217 pages; 27 cm. Written in German and Hebrew. Title translates to “Celebration Writings for the the 90th Birthday of Dr. L. Zunz. ” Added Hebrew title page. SUBJECTS: Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Rabbinical literature. Jewish funeral sermons -- Bibliography. Jewish funeral sermons. Judaism -- Medieval and early modern period. Rabbinical literature. Ex-library with usual markings. Minimal staining to inner pages. Slight toning to pages. Good + Condition. (AC-1-24A) (ID #38121) $50.00.