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PART II: POST-EXPULSION
OVER 250 TITLES IN THE HISTORY OF MIZRACHI, MEDITERRANEAN, ASIAN & POST-EXPULSION SEPHARDIC JEWISH COMMUNITIES
348. • Muller-Lancet, Aviva; Dominique Champault. LA VIE JUIVE AU MAROC: ARTS AND TRADITIONS. Jerusalem:
455. • Angel, Marc D. LA AMERICA: THE SEPHARDIC EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES. Philadelphia: 1982.
483. • Franco, Hizkia M. THE JEWISH MARTYRS OF RHODES AND COS. Harare, Zimbabwe: 1994.
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OTHER NORTH AFRICA
OTHER ARAB LANDS
ISLAM & JUDAISM
THE CARRIBBEAN & LATIN AMERICA
SHEARITH ISRAEL (NEW YORK)
Please see also the Judeo-Italian language section in Part
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244. • Bonfil, Robert. RABBIS AND JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN RENAISSANCE ITALY. Oxford [Oxfordshire]; New York: Published For The Littman Library By Oxford University Press, 1990. Hardcover, 8vo, xii, 366 pages, illustrations, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Rabbis -- Italy -- Office. Judaism -- Italy -- History -- 16th century. Renaissance -- Italy. Rabbijnen. Renaissance. Translation of: Rabanut be-Italyah bi-tekufat ha-Renesans. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 342-356. Bonfil (1937–) is a “historian of the Jews of medieval, Renaissance, and early modern Italy. Bonfil was born in Greece and ordained at the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano. He received the Laurea in Physics at the University of Turin and served as assistant to the chief rabbi of Milan and then as acting chief rabbi of Milan. In 1968 he immigrated to Israel, receiving his Ph. D. In Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1976. He obtained full-time appointment at the Hebrew University in 1980, becoming full professor in 1990 and retiring in 2005. He was coeditor of the periodical Italia (1976–92) and sole editor from 1992. He was a member of numerous editorial boards and served as a visiting professor at leading institutions in Italy, France, and the United States. Bonfil’s scholarship is characterized by a thorough acquaintance with Classical Graeco-Roman literature, the Patristic and Medieval Christian tradition, European and especially Renaissance and Baroque Italian history, literature and philosophy, and the classical Jewish legal, philosophical, mystical, and historical texts, to which he applies the latest methodologies in historical and literary criticism” (Ravid in EJ 2007) . Bumping to dust jacket. Excellent condition. (Sef-32-9) (ID #25303) 35.00.
245. • Gentilomo, Sanson. סדר תהלים מתורגם איטלקית SEDER TEHILIM. Livorno: Shimshon Yentilomo, 1838. Rebound in modern binding, 8vo, ca 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Psalms. Hebrew. Binding solid and tight, with title imprinted on spine. Small chips and edgewear to first few pages. One page missing a third of page. Very light staining throughout. Handwriting from 1860 on endpaper reads “Dr. Judah Israel, Gibraltar”. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (JTS) Good + condition. (SEF-35-29) (ID #25393) 200.00.
246. • Mann, Vivian B. I TAL YA’: ISOLA DELLA RUGIADA DIVINA; DUEMILA ANNI DI ARTE E VITA EBRAICA IN ITALIA; [ED. ITALIANA DELLA MOSTRA "GARDENS AND GHETTOS" TENUTA AL JEWISH MUSEUM DI NEW YORK ...; FERRARA, PALAZZO DEI DIAMANTI, 18 MARZO - 17 GIUGNO 1990]. Milano: Mondadori, 1990. Softcover, 4to, 353 pages, illustrated. In Italian. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Universitatsbibliothek Heidelberg, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) . Light wear to edges. Very good condition. (Sef-33-2) (ID #25308) 65.00.
• Mann, Vivian B. (ed.). GARDENS AND GHETTOS: THE ART OF JEWISH LIFE IN
247. • Ruderman, David B. PREACHERS OF THE ITALIAN GHETTO. Berkeley U. A. University Of California Press, 1992. Hardcover, 8vo, VIII, 168 pages, illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Predication -- Judaisme -- Italie -- 16e siecle. Predication -- Judaisme -- Italie -- 17e siecle. Sermons juifs hebreux -- Histoire et critique. Ruderman (1944– ) , is a “U. S. Reform rabbi, academician. Ruderman was born in New York City and received his B. A. From City College and his M. A. From Columbia University in 1968. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1971 and earned a Ph. D. In Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1975. Ruderman was the author of numerous articles on the history of Jewish intellectual thought and wrote several books in the field. In addition to his teaching and writing, Ruderman also served as a member of the board of directors of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. In 2001, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture honored him with its lifetime achievement award for his work in Jewish history; in 2002, he was named one of the Top 100 teaching professors in the United States by the Teaching Company, which offers his audiotaped and videotaped courses for sale to the general public” (Gordon in EJ 2007) . Bumped edges of dust jacket. Otherwise excellent condition. (Sef-32-8) (ID #25302) 30.00.
248. • Salvadori, Roberto G. BREVE STORIA DEGLI EBREI TOSCANI: IX-XX SECOLO. Firenze: Lettere, 1995. Softcover, 8vo, 171 pages, 24 cm. In Italian. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jews -- Italy -- Tuscany -- History. Geographic: Tuscany (Italy) -- Ethnic relations. Errata slip inserted. Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-162) and indexes. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Lightly bumped edges and corners. Excellent condition. (Sef-32-7) (ID #25301) 30.00.
249. • Shulvass, Moses A. HAYE HA-YEHUDIM BE-ITALYAH BI-TEKUFAT HA-RENESANS. Nyu-York: `ogen, 1955. Cloth, 8vo. Xi, 359 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Italy – history; Renaissance – Italy; Italy – ethnic relations. Shulvass was born in 1909 in Plonsk, Poland. He studied in Berlin, lived in Israel from 1938 to 1948, and then moved to the United States, where he became a professor at the College of Jewish Studies in Chicago. He published several books on historical topics. (Silberschlag, EJ) Pen writing in Hebrew on fly leaf, very good condition. (HOLO2-6-4) (ID #20749) 50.00.
250. • (Venice, Florence, Rome, Leghorn) Fortis, Umberto. JEWS AND SYNAGOGUES: VENICE, FLORENCE, ROME, LEGHORN; A PRACTICAL GUIDE. Venezia: Edizioni Storti, 1973. Paperback, 8vo, 131 pages, colored illustrations, 21 cm. SERIES: Storti guides. SUBJECT (S): Jews. Synagogues. Italy -- Guidebooks. LCCN 72-93070. "Their vicissitudes, their rites, their synagogues, the ghettos presented to the tourist for the first time. " Very good condition (SEF-9-7) (ID #19423) 30.00.
251. • Aronsfeld, Caesar C. THE GHOSTS OF 1492: JEWISH ASPECTS OF THE STRUGGLE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN SPAIN, 1848-1976. New York: Conference On Jewish Social Studies: Distributed By Columbia University Press, 1979. Hardcover, 8vo, 86 pages, 27 cm. Series: Jewish social studies monograph series; no. 1. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Emancipation -- Spain. Freedom of religion -- Spain. Juifs -- Emancipation -- Espagne. Liberte religieuse -- Espagne. Spain -- History. Espagne -- Histoire. Includes bibliographical references and index. Very good condition. (Sef-16-19) (ID #25014) 30.00.
252. • Avni, Haim. SPAIN, THE JEWS, AND FRANCO. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1982. Cloth. 8vo. 268 pages. Illustrated. Despite Franco's political bureaucracy, Spain remained a haven for Jews during the Holocaust and in the face of the "final solution. " Demonstrates that Franco's Spain rescued many Jews from the Holocaust. Covers the role played by Spain during World War II regarding the Jews, which has long been a matter of controversy. This volume, first published in Hebrew to wide acclaim seeks to set the record straight. It offers a full and objective account of the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied countries by the Franco regime. "Haim is a Latin America Jewry scholar. Born in Vienna, Avni was taken to Erez Israel in 1933. He became assistant director of the Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad. In 1970 he was appointed lecturer in Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Latin American Jewry. He edited the section on Jews in Latin America for the Encyclopaedia Judaica Contemporary Jewry department. " (EJ Editorial Staff) SUBJECT(S): Jews - Spain - History - 20th century; World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue; Guerra mundial, 1939 1945 - Judíos; Joden; Hulpverlening; Tweede Wereldoorlog. Has dustjacket. Very good condition. (SEF-9-16) . (ID #19432) 30.00.
253. • Berthelot, Martine and Ferran Fulla. CIEN ANOS DE PRESENCIA JUDIA EN LA ESPANA CONTEMPORANEA. Barcelona: KFM Editorial, 1995. Softcover, 8vo, 224 pages, 21 cm. In Spanish. Series: Col-leccio ERAIM; 2. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Spain -- History -- 19th century. Jews -- Spain -- History -- 20th century. Jews -- Spain -- Barcelona -- History. Spain -- History -- 19th century. Spain -- History -- 20th century. Spain -- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references on page 224. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Handwritten notes on title page. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-25-20) (ID #25218) 100.00.
254. • (Girona). PRESS RELEASE: HANUKAH IN GIRONA DECEMBER 20TH, 1998. Ajuntament De Girona, Patronat “call De Girona”, 1998. Photocopied packet in paper binder, 17pages. In Catalan. Articles from a variety of Spanish newspapers and magazines on the celebration of Hanukkah in the Jewish community of Girona. Includes pictures of menorah lighting, and of the chief Rabbi Eliahu Bakshi Doron at the ceremony. Very good condition. (SEF-35-2) (ID #25336) 30.00.
255. • Lacave, Jose L. HAIM BEINART – JEWISH COMMUNITY IN SPAIN TODAY: BACKGROUND AND EVALUATION. Original wrappers, 8vo., 5 pages. Review, Reprinted From Sefarad XXXI, 1971. In Spanish. Review of Beinart's book, (Published by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1969) Very Good condition. (SEF-31-26) (ID #25284) 15.00.
256. • Marquina Barrio, Antonio and Gloria Ines Ospina. ESPANA Y LOS JUDIOS EN EL SIGLO XX: LA ACCION EXTERIOR. Madrid: Espasa Calpe, 1987. Softcover, 8vo, 343 pages, 24 cm. In Spanish. Series: Espasa-universidad; 6. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Spain -- History -- 20th century. Sephardim -- History -- 20th century. Jewish refugees -- Spain. Joden. Overheidsbeleid. Spain -- Ethnic relations. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 337-338. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-19-12) (ID #25042) 35.00.
257. • (Disraeli, Benjamin) Hubbard, Elbert. LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS: BENJAMIN DISRAELI. East Aurora, N. Y. The Roycrofters, 1900. Softcover, 12mo, 2 volume, portrait, 20 cm. Series: His Little journeys. SUBJECT (S): Authors, English. Title page. And initials designed by Samuel Warner; book 2 illumined by Frances Carmody. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-28-5) (ID #25128) 30.00.
258. • (Disraeli, Benjamin) Selzer, Michael, Benjamin N. Cardozo and Emma Lazarus Cardozo. DISRAELI, THE JEW: ESSAYS BY BENJAMIN CARDOZO & EMMA LAZARUS. Great Barrington, Mass.: Selzer & Selzer, 1993. Softcover, ix, 73 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. Edition: 1st edition. Contents: Was the Earl of Beaconsfield a representative Jew? By Emma Lazarus -- The Earl of Beaconsfield: a Jew as prime minister by Benjamin Cardozo. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Great Britain -- Identity. Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography. Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 -- Religion. Great Britain -- Ethnic relations. Cardozo’s essay hitherto unpublished; Lazarus’ essay originally published in Century magazine, 1882. Includes bibliographical references on pages 67-73. Cardozo (1870-1938) was a “U. S. Lawyer and justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Cardozo was born in New York City, where his ancestors had settled prior to the American Revolution. After graduating from Columbia College, he studied at Columbia Law School and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1891. Cardozo practiced law for 22 years, distinguishing himself as a "lawyer's lawyer. " In 1913 he was elected justice of the Supreme Court of New York, and shortly thereafter was designated temporary associate judge of the Court of Appeals, the highest appeal court of the state. In 1917 he was appointed a regular member of that court and in the same year was elected for a 14-year term. Elected chief judge of the Court of Appeals in 1927, Cardozo served until President Herbert Hoover appointed him to the Supreme Court of the U. S. In 1932. An outstanding judicial stylist, he is still recognized as the great interpreter of the common law. During his judgeship on the Court of Appeals, the court exerted great influence on the development of the common law throughout the United States, and even in England, because of the brilliancy of Cardozo's reasoning and the weight of the authorities upon which he based his decisions. Cardozo is particularly noted for his original thinking as expounded in his books: Nature of the Judicial Process, Growth of the Law, Paradoxes of Legal Science, and Law and Literature. He emphasized that a judge had to look beyond the legal authorities to meet responsibility to those seeking justice. He had to be cognizant of, and acquaint himself with, the latest developments in the fields of psychology and economics. According to Roscoe Pound, Cardozo was one of America's greatest writers on law: "In American sociological jurisprudence the outstanding work is that of Mr. Justice Cardozo. " Cardozo was a member of his ancestral Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York and was a supporter of the Jewish Education Association of New York. Selected Writings of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo was published in 2003” (Marcke in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Sef-13-15) (ID #24971) 40.00.
259. • Laski, Neville. THE LAWS AND CHARITIES OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS' CONGREGATION OF LONDON. London: Cresset Press, 1952. Cloth, 4to. Xvii, 224 pages. SUBJECT (S): Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation (London, England) . Ex library, top corners bumped, very good condition. (SEF-10-11) (ID #20907) 30.00.
260. • Roth, Cecil. A LIFE OF MENASSEH BEN ISRAEL: RABBI, PRINTER, AND DIPLOMAT. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1934. Cloth, 12mo. Xii, 373 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Netherlands – Amsterdam – biography; Jews – Great Britain – biography; Manasseh ben Israel, 1604-1657. Roth (1899-1970) , editor in chief of the Encyclopaedia Judaica, was born in London and went to Merton College, Oxford, where he showed an interest in Jewish history and liturgy as early as his undergraduate years. He was a reader in Jewish studies at Oxford for two and a half decades, until 1964, when he moved to Jerusalem, as a visiting professor at Bar-Ilan University. After a heart attack and being falsely accused of unorthodoxy, he left Bar-Ilan, and spent the rest of his life editing the Encyclopaedia Judaica and teaching at Queens College and Stern College in New York. Roth wrote and published profusely, with O. K. Rabinowitz's 1966 bibliography listing 572 items, though the actual number is over 600, including translations and editing of Haggadot. (Lipman, EJ) Small chips to dustjacket. Very good condition in good - dustjacket. (SEF-9-22B) (ID #25074) 30.00.
261. • Another Copy. Corners bumped, bookplate, good+ condition. (RAB-18-20) (ID #20575) 30.00.
262. • Another Copy. Ex library with usual markings, good condition. (SEF-9-22) (ID #19438) 30.00.
263. • Ameringen, M. L. Van (Moses Loeb) . TAFEREELEN UIT DE GESCHIEDENIS DER ISRAELIETEN IN DE LAATSTE 18 EEUWEN: UIT ONDERSCHIEDENE BRONNEN BIJEEN GEBRAGT. 2. JAARGANG. Amsterdam, J. B. De Mesquita, . 1st Edition. 1/4 Leather, 8vo; 2nd Annual only (of 3? ) Dutch Jewish history annual, published by the Sephardic printer de Mesquita. Contents include: Diego D'Aguilar; Beroemde Rabbijnen; Inez D'Azevedo; De Slaaf te Cordova; etc. Front hinge repair, heavy wear to spine, Good Condition. (sef-35-37) (ID #5098) 75.00.
264. • Belinfante, Judith C. E, Martine Stroo, and Ernest Kurpershoek. THE ESNOGA: A MONUMENT TO PORTUGUESE-JEWISH CULTURE. Amsterdam: D’ARTS, 1991. Hardcover, 8vo, 95 pages, illustrated (some color) , 21 cm. SUBJECT(S): Synagogues -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam. Synagogue architecture -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam. Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- History. Synagogen. Portugese joden. Portugees-Israelietische Gemeente te Amsterdam. Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references on pages 94-95. Other Titles: Snoge. English. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Very good condition in Very Good Jacket. (Sef-19-8) (ID #25038) 30.00.
265. • Blom, J.C.H. And R.G. Fuks-Mansfeld And I. Schoffer And Erica Pomerans And Arnold J. Pomerans. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN THE NETHERLANDS. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2001. Hardcover, 508 pages. 9781874774518. Much on the Sephardim. This history of the Jews of the Netherlands and the role they have played in Dutch society was originally published in Dutch and widely acclaimed for the breadth of its coverage. It covers both the internal evolution of the Jewish community and its social, cultural, and economic interaction with the wider population. From the first Jewish settlements in the medieval duchies of Gelderland, Brabant, and Limburg to the Jewish community of today, the interaction between Dutch Jews and Dutch Christians has mostly been one of fruitful collaboration which only the period of German occupation from 1940 to 1945 was seriously able to disrupt. The contribution that Dutch Jews have made, and continue to make, to cultural life, to the economy, and to science is recognized as being of central importance to the Netherlands as a whole. The ten eminent scholars contributing to this book each describe Jewish life in a particular period, from the Middle Ages to the present. In doing so they consider the strains caused within the Jewish community by the effort to play a full part in Dutch society while maintaining Jewish culture, setting the discussion in the context of trends and tensions within Dutch society in the period in question. The circumstances of the Jews under German occupation and in the immediate post-war period are also discussed. The History of the Jews in the Netherlands is a definitive, indispensable work for the study of both European Jewish and Dutch history. CONTRIBUTORS J. C. H. Blom, F. Chaya Brasz, Joel J. Cahen, Renate G. Fuks-Mansfeld, Jonathan I. Israel, Yosef Kaplan, Peter Romijn, Ivo Schoffer, B. M. J. Speet, Daniel M. Swetschinski. Very good condition in very good dustjacket. (SEF-22A-3) (ID #25053) 40.00.
266. • Drukarch B. and H. M. Polak. 350 JAAR JOODSE GEMEENTE. Amsterdam: Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam (NIHS) , 1985. Softcover, 4to, 96 pages, illustrated, portraits, 28 cm. In Dutch. Includes Sephardica and Ashkenazi Jews. Series: Hakehilla; 31 jaarg, no. 1; Variation: Hakehilla; 31 jaarg, no. 1. SUBJECT (S): Joden. Jews; Jewish diaspora; Netherlands; local history; Amsterdam. Cover title. "Jublieum-uitgave Hakehilla, 31e jaargang no. 1, tisjri 5746, september 1985." Other Titles: Drie honderdvijftig jaar Joodse Gemeente. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Stanford, Bibliotheek Universiteit van Amsterdam, Nederlands Inst, Universiteit Leiden) . Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-4) (ID #25202) 40.00.
267. • Gans, M. H. (Mozes Heiman) . MEMORBOOK: PICTORIAL HISTORY OF DUTCH JEWRY FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO 1940. Baarn: Bosch & Keuning, 1977. The much more desireable English edition. Cloth, embossed with lion symbol , and silver gilt lettering on spine. 4to, 851 pages. Much on the Dutch Sephardim. With over 11,000 illustrations, facsimiles and photographs. Beautiful and extensive. "The aim of this book is to bring to life the history of the Jews in the Netherands, the hub of world Jewry in the seventeenth century and the cradle of burgeoning Jewish communities in Londond, New York, and Curacao…After the Second World War, a small remnant of Dutch Jewry returned to the Netherlands stripped of all but their memories. In the Middle ages, Jews used to record such memories in 'Memorbooks', registers of distinguished persons and martyrologies of people and places. This book is intended to serve the same ends" (from Jacket). SUBJECT(S): Jews --Netherlands -- History. Juifs -- Pays-Bas -- Histoire. Jodendom. Joden. Netherlands -- History. Pays-Bas -- Histoire. Note(s): Translation of Memorboek. Includes indexes. Bibliography: p. 838-843. Tears, chip and edgewear to jacket. Very good condition in good jacket. ISBN: 9024642507 (SEF-31-21) (ID #10532) 300.00.
268. • Mussafia, Benjamin and Judah Loeb Paradiesthal. ZEKHER RAV: MOSADOT HA-LASHON. Vilno: Fin, Rozenkrants, 1863. Hardcover, 12mo, x, 198 pages, 16 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Root. Mussafia (1606-1675) was a “rabbi, philologist, physician, and author. A descendant of Spanish Marranos, he was probably born in Spain; little is known of his early years. He received a broad philosophical education, and, apart from his great talmudic scholarship, had a sound knowledge of Latin, Greek, and Arabic. He lived in Hamburg where he distinguished himself as a physician and gained fame in the medical profession with the publication of his books on medicine. Consequently, he was invited to act as personal physician to King Christian IV of Denmark, to whom he dedicated the scientific work Mei ha-Yam. When the king died in 1648, Mussafia moved to Amsterdam where he became a member of the well-known bet ha-midrash "Keter Torah. " In his old age, he acted as one of the scholars of Amsterdam, and his signature was first on the eulogy and letter of recognition of Shabbetai Zevi, the false messiah, which was signed by Portuguese and bet hamidrash “Keter Torah” scholars. In consequence, Jacob Sasportas, a zealous fighter against the Shabbateans, attacked him in his Oholei Ya’akov. Mussafia’s most important work is Musaf he-Arukh, a supplement of linguistic entries to the Arukh of Nathan b. Jehiel of Rome, in which he also gave new explanations to Latin and Greek words in that work. In his research he based himself largely on Buxtorf’s lexicon. The book gave him a world reputation as a scholar, and it was published in more than 20 editions. Zekher Rav is his first published work; written in verse, it relates the marvels of the creation. His commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud has not been published. His scientific works, written under the Latin pseudonym, Dionysius, include Mei Zahav, on the healing properties of gold; and Mei ha-Yam, on the tidal flow” (Alfassi in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Last 6 pages, top corner, slighty damaged. Notes on inner title page. Staining to front and back cover. Chipping and wear to cover edges and cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-24) (ID #24664) 100.00.
269. • Freidenreich, Harriet. THE JEWS OF YUGOSLAVIA: A QUEST FOR COMMUNITY. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1979. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, xiv, 323 pages, 8 leaves of plates, illustrations, 24 cm. ISBN: 0827601220. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 249-269. Subjects: Jews--Yugoslavia--History. Yugoslavia--Ethnic relations. Series: Jewish communal and public affairs. Photographs, end papers with map, Very good condition. (SEF-23-25/MX17-12/) (ID #25113/21492/) 30.00.
270. • Another Copy, Very Good Condition, No Dust Jacket. (ID#20957) (SEF11-5) $25.00.
271. • (Macedonia) Kolonomos, Zamila; Luci Petrovic; Lavoslav Kadelburg. POSLOVICE, IZREKE I PRICE SEFARDSKIH JEVREJA MAKEDONIJE. PITGAMIM, MEMROT VE-SIPURIM. PROVERBS, SAYINGS, AND TALES OF THE SEPHARDI JEWS OF MACEDONIA. Beograd: Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije, 1978. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 192 pages. Plate illustrations. In Croatian, English, and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim –Macedonia – history; Sephardim – Macedonia – folklore; Folklore – Macedonia; Ladino language – Macedonia; Macedonia – social life and customs. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (SEF-10-22) (ID #20916) 60.00.
272. • Savez Rabina Kraljevine. JEVREJSKI ALMANAH ZA GODINU. 1926. Vrsac: Savez Rabina Kraljevine S. H. S., 1926-?. Hardcover, 8vo, 204 pages. Almanac. This is the first annual volume published 24 cm. In Croatian. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Yugoslavia. Jewish almanacs. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Wear to spine. Good condition. (Sef-28-7) (ID #25130) 100.00.
273. • Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije. JEVREJSKI ALMANAH 1955/6. Beograd: Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije, 1955. Cloth, 4to. 402 pages. Illustrated. A triennial periodical (published every tree years. ) SUBJECT(S): Jews – Yugoslavia. Has been very nicely rebound. Pages are darkened, have some marks, good condition. (SEF-10-23) (ID #20917) 50.00.
274. • Sekelj, Laslo. ANTISEMITISM AND JEWISH IDENTITY IN SERBIA AFTER THE 1991 COLLAPSE OF THE YUGOSLAV STATE. Jerusalem: Hebrew University OF Jerusalem, 1998. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 21 pages. SUBJECT (S): Antisemitism – Serbia; Jews – Serbia – identity; Serbia – ethnic relations. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. SERIES: ACTA analysis of current trends in Antisemitism, 0792-9269 ; no. 12; Variation: Analysis of current trends in antisemitism ; no. 12. Inscribed by author. Slight shelf wear, very good condition. (MX-8-2) (ID #18925) 35.00.
275. • JUSTICE. SPRING 1999- SPECIAL ISSUE: REMEMBER SALONIKA. Tel-Aviv: International Association Of Jewish Lawyers And Jurists, 1999. Paper wrappers, 4to, 60 pages. Illustrated. Magazine of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, this issue devoted to Greek Jewry. Includes “Portraits of Famous Jewish lawyers and Jurists in Greece”, “Family Law of Greek Jews: Transition from Jewish Law to the Greek Civil Code”, “The Legal Regime of Jewish Communities in Greece”, and “Anti-Semitism in Greece”, among others. Light wear. Very good condition. (SEF-35-15) (ID #25379) 45.00.
276. • Fischer, Josef. USOS Y COSTUMBRES DE LOS SEFARDÍES DE SALÓNICA. Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto Arias Montano, 1950. Cloth, 8vo. 341 pages. Illustrated. In Spanish. SUBJECT (S Sephardim; Jews - Greece - Thessalonike; Judíos en Tesalónica; Sefarden. Very Good Condition. (SEF-23-19) . (ID #17956) 65.00.
277. • Angel, Marc. THE JEWS OF RHODES: THE HISTORY OF A SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY. New York: Sepher-Hermon Press And Union Of Sephardic Congregations, 1978. Hardcover, 199 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Greece -- Rhodes (Island) -- History. Sephardim -- Greece -- Rhodes (Island) -- History. Rhodes (Greece: Island) -- History. Includes bibliographical references on pages 185-194 and index. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Includes black and white photos of the community. Wear to edges of dustjacket. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-13-18) (ID #24974) 30.00.
278. • College Rabbinique (Rhodes) . RELATION GENERALE. Alexandrie: Imprimerie Du Commerce, 1936. Softcover, 8vo, 36 pages, illustrations. In French and Hebrew. Guide book to the College Rabbinique in Rhodes, includes background, description of facilities, and programs of study. Includes photographs of the library, sanctuary, and students. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Greece -- Rhodes. Rabbinical seminaries -- Greece -- Rhodes. CLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, Hebrew Union College, National Library of Israel) . Bumped cover edges. Bumped corners. Light staining to cover. Good condition. (Sef-24-9) (ID #25168)
279. • Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Anglo-Jewish Association. . MINORITIES IN GREECE: LETTERS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES, RELATIVE TO THE GUARANTEE OF THE GREEK MINORITIES TREATY OF AUGUST 10, 1920. PRESENTED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, AUGUST 29, 1924. New York, The Research Institute On Pe, 1942. London, Joint Foreign Committee of the Jewish Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Assoc., 1924. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 10 pages. 25 cm. No copies listed on OCLC. SUBJECT(S): Jews in Greece. Sunday -- Jurisprudence -- Greece -- Thessalonike.Top 1 inch clipped from top of front cover (i.e. previous owner's name), cover marked with black crayon, other pages contain a few stains but remail good. Scarce. (MX-33-8) 40 p, paper. (ID #1867) 150.00.
280. • Patai, József. MI-SEFUNE HA-SHIRAH HARTSAOT BA-UNIVERSITAH HA-`IVRIT BI-YERUSHALAYIM. Jerusalem: R. Mas, 1939. Cloth, 8vo. 160 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry – history and criticism; Hebrew literature – Hungary; Hebrew literature – Greece – Thessalonike; Hungarian literature – history and criticism; Bible – in literature. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Pages darkened with age, very good condition. (HEB-2-7) (ID #19124) 75.00.
281. • Levy, Rebecca Amato, 1912-. I REMEMBER RHODES. New York: Sepher-Hermon Press, 1987. Hardcover, 8vo, xii, 232 pages.  pages. Of plates. In English and Ladino. Translation of “Mi akodro de Rhodes”. A memoir of life growing up on the Island of Rhodes, in the Aegean Sea, 12 miles off the Turkish coast, “home of a unique and vibrant Jewish community since antiquity…a special chapter is devoted to home remedies and superstitions; another is a veritable treasure house of proverbs and expressions in their original Ladino along with English translations. A gathering of Ladino folk songs…concludes this evocative memoir” (Inside jacket) . SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Greece -- Rhodes (Island) -- Social life and customs. Sephardim -- Greece -- Rhodes (Island) -- Social life and customs. Rhodes (Greece: Island) -- Social life and customs. ISBN: 0872031306; 9780872031302 LCCN: 87-23330. Very Good condition in Very good jacket. (SEF-27-27/15-3) (ID #25243/25399) 60.00.
282. • Molho, Michael. Zara, Alfred A. ; 1908- ; Bedford, Robert. TRADITIONS & CUSTOMS OF THE SEPHARDIC JEWS OF SALONICA. New York: Foundation For The Advancement Of Sephardic Studies And Culture, 2006. Hardcover, 8vo, xlv, 384 pages ,  pages of plates. Illustrated throughout with photographs, illustrations, and maps. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim -- Greece -- Thessalonike -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Greece -- Thessalonike -- Social life and customs. Translation of Usos y costumbres de los sefardíes de Salónica. Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-374) and index. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Light edgewear to jacket. Fine condition in very good jacket. (SEF-27-2) (ID #25228) 100.00.
283. • Sciaky, Leon. FAREWELL TO SALONICA; PORTRAIT OF AN ERA. New York, Current Books, A. A. Wyn, 1946. Hardcover, 8vo, 241 pages, 21 cm. Memoir of Jewish Salonica. SUBJECT (S): Saloniki -- Social life and customs. Turkey -- History. Autobiographical. Ex-library with minimal markings. Light wear to dust jacket edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-35-34) (ID #25433) 30.00.
284. • Stavroulakis, Nicholas P. SALONIKA: JEWS AND DERVISHES. Athens: Talos Press, 1993. Softcover, 8vo, 83 pages, illustrations, 22 X 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jews -- Greece -- Thessalonike -- History. Dervishes -- Greece -- Thessalonike -- History. Geographic: Thessalonike (Greece) -- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 34 copies worldwide. Lightly bumped corners. Light wear to binding. Excellent condition. (Sef-32-2) (ID #25296) 45.00.
285. • Fischel, Walter Joseph, 1902-1973. Beth Hillel, David. THE JEWS OF KURDISTAN A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. A TRAVELER'S RECORD. [ON "THE TRAVELS OF RABBI DAVID D'BETH HILLEL".]. New York: [Conference On Jewish Relations, Inc. ], 1944. Paper wrappers. 8vo, 31 pages. Reprinted from Jewish Social Studies. Includes full page map. Fischel was a “scholar of Oriental Jewry. Fischel was born in Frankfurt on the Main. From 1926 to 1945 he was a member of the faculty of Oriental studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, taking part in several expeditions to all countries of the Near and Middle East and India. From 1945 he was professor of Semitic languages and literature at the University of California, Berkeley. After his retirement in 1970 he was appointed professor of Jewish studies and history at the Santa Cruz campus of the University of California. Fischel's publications centered around two major research areas: medieval Islamic civilization and Jewish civilization. In the former field, his major publications include Ibn Khaldun and Tamerlane-Their Dramatic Meeting in Damascus in 1401 (1952) , Ibn Khaldun in Egypt (1967) , and Jews in the Economic and Political Life of Medieval Islam (1937; reissued with an essay as The Court Jew in the Islamic World, 1969) . He wrote on economic aspects of medieval Islam. In his research on Jewish civilization, he stressed the history and literature of the Jewish Diaspora in the Orient, especially *Iraq, *Kurdistan, *Persia, *Afghanistan, *Bukhara, and *India . He discovered many significant documents in Dutch, Portuguese, and Indian archives. His works on Persia include The Bible in Persian Translation, Israel in Iran – A Survey of the Judeo-Persian Literature, and History of the Jews in Persia and Central Asia and Their Literature. On the Jews of India he wrote many monographs including a comprehensive work in Hebrew, Ha-Yehudim be-Hodu (1960) . Fischel served as departmental editor of the Encyclopaedia Judaica for the history of the Jews in Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and India. ” (EJ, 2007) OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (British Library) Cover and pages slightly tanned. Light wear to covers. Ink writing on corner of front cover. Good condition. (SEF-23-26) (ID #25149) 30.00.
286. • 500. Yil Vakfi. INSANLIGA ORNEK, 1492-1992. 500. Yil Vakfi (Turkey) , 1992. Paperback, 4to, 20 pages, facsim, 28 cm. In multiple languages. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Turkey. Turkey -- Ethnic relations. Cover title. Published for the 500th anniversary of the arrival in Turkey of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-33-16) (ID #25322) 55.00.
287. • ISTANBUL ULUS ASKENAZ MEZARLIGI GÖMÜ LISTESI. [Istanbul]: No Publisher, [2000s-2003?]. Paper wrappers, 4to, 1 volume. In Turkish and English. Burial list from a Jewish Ashkenazi Cemetery in Istanbul. SUBJECT (S): Ashkenazim -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Registers. Jewish cemeteries -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Registers. Ashkenazim -- Turkey -- Istanbul. Jewish cemeteries -- Turkey -- Istanbul. Jewish epitaphs -- Turkey -- Istanbul. Sepulchral monuments -- Turkey -- Istanbul. Very good condition. (SEF-31-5) (ID #25264) 40.00.
288. • Angel, Marc. FOUNDATIONS OF SEPHARDIC SPIRITUALITY: THE INNER LIFE OF JEWS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Woodstock, Vt.: Jewish Lights Pub, 2006. Hardcover, 8vo, x, 202 pages, map, 24 cm. Contents: The inner life of the Sephardim -- Iberian roots -- The Ottoman milieu -- Religious foundations -- Turning points -- Midrashic/kabbalistic Judaism -- The religious/social structure of life -- Ladino folklore -- Confronting modernity -- Lasting lessons. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Turkey -- History. Judaism -- Turkey -- History. Sephardim -- History. Sephardim -- Religious life. Songs, Ladino. Ladino literature. Turkey -- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references on pages 191-196 and index. Very good condition. (Sef-13-21) (ID #24977) 30.00.
289. • Gursan-Salzmann, Ayse and Laurence Salzmann. ANYOS MUNCHOS I BUENOS -GOOD YEARS AND MANY MORE: TURKEY'S SEPHARDIM, 1492-1992. Philadelphia: Blue Flower/Photo Review Book, 1991. Softcover, xv, 64 pages, illustrated (some color) , 4to, 31 cm. SUBJECT(S): Sephardim -- Turkey -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Turkey -- Exhibitions. Geographic: Turkey -- Ethnic relations -- Exhibitions. Other Titles: Good years and many more. Slight tear to top of cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-mx-1-24/ Sef-33-3) (ID #21471/25309) 30.00.
290. • (Nahoum, Haim) Benbassa, Esther. UN GRAND RABBIN SEPHARADE EN POLITIQUE: 1892-1923. CNRS, 1990. Softcover, 261 pages. 9782876820418. Nahoum was a leader of Ottoman Jewry. "The life of Haim Nahoum certainly deserves attention, and this presentation by Esther Benbassa, as well as the edition of a selection of Nahoum's letters, is most welcome. A comprehensive 50-page introduction depicts the man and analyss the social, cultural, and political context of his career" (Eliezer Ben-Rafael in Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 1991). Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (SEF-22A-9) (ID #25059) 100.00.
291. • Rodrigue, Aron. JEWISH SOCIETY AND SCHOOLING IN A THRACIAN TOWN: THE ALLIANCE ISRAELITE UNIVERSELLE IN DEMOTICA, 1897-1924 (IN JEWISH SOCIAL STUDIES, VOLUME XLV, NUMBER 3-4, SUMMER-FALL 1983) . 1983. Modern Wrappers, article removed from complete issue, 23 pages. With map. Some pages creased. Very good condition. (SEF-35-23) (ID #25387) 30.00.
292. • Shaw, Stanford J. THE STORY OF TURKISH JEWRY: FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF PEACE AND HARMONY. [New York: [Quincentennial Foudnation Of Istanbul (U. S. A) ], 1992. Papercovers, spiral bound, 4to, 16 pages. Essay on Turkish Jewry by a Professor of Turkish and Judeo-Turkish History at UCLA, printed in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Sephardic Jews in Turkey. Includes bibliography and contacts for information on Turkish Jewry. Very good condition. (SEF-35-16) (ID #25380) 35.00.
293. • Shaw, Stanford J. 1930- (Stanford Jay). THE JEWS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND THE TURKISH REPUBLIC. New York: New York University Press, 1991. Paperback, 8vo, xiii, 380 pages. 8 pages of plates. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Turkey -- History. Joden. Juifs -- Empire ottoman -- Histoire. Juifs -- Turquie -- Histoire. Turkey -- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-344) and index. Very good condition. (SEF-27-4) (ID #25230) 40.00.
294. • Galanté, Abraham. [Galante]. TÜRK HARSI VE TÜRK YAHUDISI: TARIHI, SIYASI, IÇTIMAI TETKIK. Galata: Fakülteler, 1953. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 47 pages. In Turkish. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Turkey; Turkey – history. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Columbia, Jewish Nat & Univ Library, Univ of London) . Galanté (1873-1961) was born in Bodrum, Turkey. He contributed to newspapers in French, Arabic and Turkish, and, while also a fighter for Jewish rights, urged Turkey's Jews to pursue acculturation, including the use of the Turkish language. He was a professor in Istanbul, and also a member of the Parliament in 1943.(Plessner, EJ) Edgeworn, very good condition. (MX-7-27) (ID #19341) 60.00.
295. • Gerber, Haim; Yuval Kamrat. YEHUDE HA-IMPERYAH HA-`OT'OMANIT BA-MEOT HA-16-17: KALKALAH VE-HEVRAH. Jerusalem: Merkaz Zalman Shazar le-ha`amakat ha-toda`ah ha-historit ha-Yehudit: ha-Hevrah ha-historit ha-Yisre'elit., 1982. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 197 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews – Turkey – history – sources; Turkey – ethnic relations – sources. SEREIS: Mekorot le-toldot `am Yisrael; sefer 9; Mi-pirsume Merkaz Zalman Shazar; Variation: Mekorot le-toldot `am Yisrael (Merkaz Zalman Shazar le-ha`amakat ha-toda`ah ha-historit ha-Yehudit) ; sefer 9. English Title: Economic and social life of the Jews in the Ottoman Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. Ex library with bookplate. Edgeworn. Good condition. (SEF-10-7) (ID #20904) 75.00.
296. • Goodblatt, Morris S. JEWISH LIFE IN
297. • Levy, Estela. CRONICA DE UNA FAMILIA SEFARADI. No Publisher, 1983 . Paper Wrappers , 8vo. 96 pages. In Spansh. A story of the familiar world of the Jews of Turkey. Estela Levy was born in Smyrna in the early twentieth century, This is a delightful story high documentary value, focusing primarily between 1910 and 1926. The family's hard work begins with walking the streets to sell socks, shirts or trinkets. Her father established his headquarters and home in Villa Crespo, with a few of his countrymen and other city of Izmir and Rhodes, speaking Ladino. The family arrives in Argentin in 1910, and witnesses running water well-lit streets, and access to good nutrition. After the Tragic Week of 1919, the adolescent Estela witnesses the gradual movement within the country of young Sephardic Jews who began to run small businesses in the city. Several black and white photograph illustrations. In good condition. (SEF11-9) (ID #20961) 30.00.
298. • Frankel, Jonathan. THE DAMASCUS AFFAIR: "RITUAL MURDER," POLITICS, AND THE JEWS IN 1840. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Paperback, 8vo, xiv, 491 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Persecutions -- Syria -- Damascus. Blood accusation -- Syria -- Damascus. Ritos y ceremonias fúnebres -- Siria -- Damasco Joden. Moordaanslagen. Damascus (Syria) -- Ethnic relations. Damasco, Siria -- Relaciones étnicas. Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-470) and index. Like new condition. (SEF-27-3) (ID #25229) 30.00.
299. • Harel, Yaron. BI-'SEFINOT SHEL ESH' LA-MAARAV: TEMUROT BE-YAHADUT SURYAH BI-TEKUFAT HA-REFORMOT HA-OTOMANIYOT, 1840-1880 / .YERUSHALAYIM: MERKAZ ZALMAN SHAZAR LE-TOLDOT YIS? RAEL,. Yerushalayim: Merkaz Zalman Shazar Le-Toldot Yis?rael, 2003. Hardback, 8vo. 406 pages,  p. Of plates: ill. (some col. ) , maps, ports. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Jews -- Syria -- History -- 19th century. Jews -- Syria -- Social conditions -- 19th century. Jews -- Syria -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- 19th century. Jews -- Syria -- Cultural assimilation -- 19th century. Geographic: Syria -- Ethnic relations. In very good condition. (Bible-6-14) (ID #21057) 60.00.
300. • Kampeas, Ron ; Gabai, Ety ; Cohen, Doron. SYRIAN JEWRY – FORGOTTEN GHETTO. [Ottawa: World Union Of Jewish Students], . Paperback, staple-bound packet, 4to,  pages. Photocopied packet, includes background on the oppression of the Syrian Jewish Community. Includes an activist guide, and a prayer of intercession for Jews in Syria. SUBJECTS: Jews -- Persecutions -- Syria. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Nat. Library of Israel, Harvard Univ. ) Illustrated with maps and photographs. Good + condition. (SEF-31-6) (ID #25265) 30.00.
301. • Persoff, Menachem (editor) ; Beck, Mordechai (Graphics). THE JEWS IN SYRIA. Jerusalem: World Zionist Organisation, 1975. Paper wrappers, 4to, 46 pages. Illustrated educational booklet for youth, includes the history of Syria’s Jews, the situation in 1975, and the situation of Jews in other Arab Countries. Bold color graphic on cover. Pages tanned. Good + condition. (SEF-27-23) (ID #25239) 40.00.
302. • Joseph Hayyim Ben Elijah Al-Hakam. ספר אדרת אליהו SEFER ADERET ELIYAHU. Livorno: Bi-Defus A. Ben Amozeg, 1864. Hardcover, 348 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Al-Hakam (1833-1909) was a “Baghdad rabbi. He was the son of Elijah al-Hakam and the father of Jacob al-Hakam. Born in Baghdad, he studied with his maternal uncle, David Hai b. Meir. In 1848 he began to study under Abdallah Somekh. He succeeded his father as preacher, a post he held until his death. In 1869 he visited Erez Israel. In 1876 Jacob Obermeier of Vienna, who had come to Baghdad to teach French, insulted Joseph Hayyim. The community excommunicated him and compelled him to request the rabbi's pardon. Al-Hakam was renowned as a great halakhic authority who instituted many takkanot. He wrote some 60 works on all aspects of Torah, only a few of which have been published. He is best known for his Ben Ish Hai, homilies blended with halakhah and Kabbalah. This work achieved immense popularity, particularly in Oriental communities, where it is studied extensively and has gone through many editions. His other published works include Ben Yehoyada, five volumes of commentaries to the aggadic portions of the Babylonian Talmud and Rav Pe’alim, responsa. He wrote approximately 200 piyyutim and pizmonim, about 50 of which are incorporated in the liturgy of Baghdad Jewry; the rest are still in manuscript” (David in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Wear and chipping to edges of cover and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-8) (ID #24716) 150.00.
303. • Khayyat, Latif; Abraham Khayyat. MAJMU`AT AL-AMTHAL AL-`AMMIYAH. LETTER A; LETTERS A,B,T. New York: No Publisher, 1960s-70s. Paperback, 16mo. In two volumes. In Arabic. SUBJECT(S): Proverbs, Arabic – Iraq; Proverbs, Jewish. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Good condition. (SEF-10-18) (ID #20913) 60.00.
304. • Sawdayee, Maurice M, 1927-. THE BAGHDAD CONNECTION. [S. L.: S. N. ], 1991, 1977. Paperwrappers, 8vo, 183 pages. Dissertation. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Civilization -- European influences. Jews -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- History. Baghdad (Iraq) -- Civilization -- European influences. "Published dissertation title: The impact of western European education on the Jewish Millet of Baghdad, 1860-1950." Bibliography: p. 163-182. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (NYPL Research Library, HUC Cincinnati) Very good condition. (SEF-27-1) (ID #25227) 30.00.
305. • Cohen, Avraham. IRANIAN JEWRY AND THE EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS OF THE ALLIANCE ISRAELITE UNIVERSELLE (FROM JEWISH SOCIAL STUDIES, VOL. XLVIII, NUMBER 1, WINTER 1986. 1986. Bound in modern wrappers, article removed from complete issue, 29 pages. Light wear. Very good condition. (SEF-35-22) (ID #25386) 30.00.
306. • Fischel, Walter Joseph. ISFAHAN, THE STORY OF A JEWISH COMMUNITY IN PERSIA. New York: Jewish Social Studies Publication, 1953. Softcover, 8vo, 111-128 pages (i. E. 18 pages) , 26 cm. Series: Jewish social studies. Publications; volume 5. SUBJECT(S): Geographic: Isfahan (Iran) . Cover title. “Reprinted from the Joshua Starr memorial volume. ” Includes bibliographical references. Fischel (1902–1973) , was a “scholar of Oriental Jewry. Fischel was born in Frankfurt on the Main. From 1926 to 1945 he was a member of the faculty of Oriental studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, taking part in several expeditions to all countries of the Near and Middle East and India. After his retirement in 1970 he was appointed professor of Jewish studies and history at the Santa Cruz campus of the University of California. Fischel’s publications centered around two major research areas: medieval Islamic civilization and Jewish civilization. He wrote on economic aspects of medieval Islam. In his research on Jewish civilization, he stressed the history and literature of the Jewish Diaspora in the Orient, especially Iraq , Kurdistan , Persia , Afghanistan , Bukhara , and India . He discovered many significant documents in Dutch, Portuguese, and Indian archives. His works on Persia include The Bible in Persian Translation, Israel in Iran – A Survey of the Judeo-Persian Literature, and History of the Jews in Persia and Central Asia and Their Literature. On the Jews of India he wrote many monographs including a comprehensive work in Hebrew, Ha-Yehudim be-Hodu. Fischel served as departmental editor of the Encyclopaedia Judaica for the history of the Jews in Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and India” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ 2007) . OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Princeton) . Bumped corners and edges. Inscription on top center of front cover. Very good condition. (Sef-26-2) (ID #25115) 40.00.
307. • Lavi, Habib and Hushang Ibrami. COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF IRAN: THE OUTSET OF THE DIASPORA. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers In Association With The Cultural Foundation Of Habib Levy, 1999. Hardcover, 8vo, xix, 597 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. Contents: Who are the Jews? -- The promised land, Jerusalem, Judea, and Israel -- The first Jewish settlers in Iran -- Khorasan of yore: present-day Afghanistan -- Iran: pioneer of freedom among nations -- Cyrus, God's anointed – Haman’s conspiracy against the Jews -- The prophet Daniel’s service in the court of Darius the Great -- Ties of two Jewish leaders, Ezra and Nehemiah, to Iran – Iran’s encounter with Greece and Rome -- Five-and-a-half centuries of obscurity -- Iranian-Roman alliance during the fall of the second temple -- Religious fever in Iran -- Beginnings of religious minority suffering -- Composition of the Talmud during the Sasanian period -- Ups and downs in the Jewish community -- The peak of Sasanian persecution of the Jews -- Iran in the new world of Islam -- The factious Jew -- Abu ? Isa al-Isfahani and Yudghan Hamadani -- The worldwide Karaite movement -- Conversion of the Khazars to Judaism -- The key role of Jews in the advancement of the sciences in Islamic Iran -- Iran, battlefield of nationalists -- Silence in the storm of rebellion -- Transfer of the center of Judaism from Babylon to Spain -- Iran, abattoir of monotheists -- New ups and downs -- Benjamin of Tudela on the Jews of Iran -- The advent of David Alroy, "the Iranian Messiah, " during the Crusades -- The profound influence of Jewish and Jewish-born statesmen on the Iranian state apparatus -- Shahin, Amina, and other prominent Jews in science, literature, and philosophy -- Jews during the Timurid period -- Iran, circus of European spies -- The climax of anti-semitism -- Foreign and domestic factors in the flood of anti-Semitism -- Climax of anti-semitism during the reign of Shah Abbas II -- Jewish poetry, literature, scholarship, and art during the Safavid period -- The history of Baba I ibn Lutf -- The vengefulness of Mullah Mordecai Lari, who became known as "Abu al-Hasan" -- Abu al-Hasan Lari in Kashan -- Abu al-Hasan's trip to Shiraz -- The Jews of Farahabad and Abu al-Hasan Lari -- Shah ? Abbas and the runaway gazelle -- Simantub follows in Abu al-Hasan’s footsteps -- Intensification of anti-semitism during the reign of Shah ? Abbas II -- The loss of the king's dagger and the riot against the Jews -- Exile of the Jews of Isfahan -- Forced conversion of the Jews of Kashan and Natanz to Islam -- Persecution of the Jews of Hamadan -- Khalil Khan Lor in Khansar and Golpayegan -- Plight of the Jews of Lar and Shiraz -- The advent of Obadiah -- Continuation of the story of the Jews of Isfahan -- The Jews of Farahabad during the reign of Shah Abbas II -- Plight of the Jews of Qom -- Continuation of the story of the Jews of Golpayegan and Khansar -- Unpleasant situation of the Jews of Yazd and Kerman -- Shah Abbas II's travels to Kashan and his love for a Jewish youth -- The miserable plight of the Jews of Kashan -- The end of Muhammad Beg’s anti-semitic deeds -- The short-lived dynasties -- Unending storms -- Jewish life in Hamadan -- Fall of the cradle of freedom -- Fears and hopes -- Travel of Jewish envoys to Iran -- Revival of anti-Semitism during the Qajar period -- Mullah Agha Baba or Muhammad Reza, the new-Muslim -- The upright clerics’ quest for justice -- Huntsmen of faith. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Iran -- History. Joden. Includes bibliographical references on pages 555-564 and index. Other Titles: Jews of Iran. In dustjacket. Very good condition. (Sef-33-9) (ID #25315) 40.00.
308. • Moreen, Vera Bosch. IRANIAN JEWRY'S HOUR OF PERIL AND HEROISM : A STUDY OF BABAI IBN LUTF'S CHRONICLE, 1617-1662.
309. • Sarshar, Houman. ESTHER'S CHILDREN. A Portrait of Iranian Jews. Jewish Publication Society of America, 2002. Hardcover, 468 pages. 9780827607514. This magnificent volume makes available for the first time a comprehensive history of the Jews of Iran -- from their earliest documented settlement in that land in 722 B.C.E. through the end of the 20th century.Lavishly illustrated in full color with more than 500 images of monuments, manuscripts, objects, and individual and family portraits collected from private and public archives the world over, this unique book includes 25 articles by distinguished authors and scholars in the field of Judeo-Iranian studies.Six of the articles are historical essays, examining the status of Jews in various periods of Iranian history. The remaining articles explore a variety of cultural and sociopolitical subjects pertinent to each historical period. The book ends with a comprehensive bibliography of Judeo-Iranian scholarship containing over 600 English, French, German, Hebrew, and Persian books and journal articles.From the PublisherThis book is edited by the Director of Publications of The Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History, an archival organization based in Los Angeles, that gathers information and interviews people knowledgeable in the fields of Iranian Jewish history, culture, science, literature, social life, politics, art, and economics. To date, the Center has produced 13 video documentaries and collected nearly 1,600 photographs, ketubbot, and documents pertaining to the Jews of Iran. Fine condition in fine dustjacket. (SEF-22A-4) (ID #25054) 100.00.
310. • Yehoshua, Ben Zion. . דיוקנה של קהילת האנוסים במשהד שבאירן DEYOKNAH SHEL KEHILAT HA-ANUSIM BE-MASHHAD SHEBE-IRAN. Yerushalayim: Rimon, 1980. Softcover, 8vo, 60 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Iran -- Mashhad -- History. Muslim converts from Judaism -- Iran -- Mashhad. Geographic: Mashhad (Iran) -- Ethnic relations. Title on added title page: The Mashhad Jewish converts of Iran. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 54-55. Other Titles: Mashhad Jewish converts of Iran. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Staining to cover. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-28-2) (ID #25125) 100.00.
311. • Robinson, Nehemiah. PERSIA AND AFGHANISTAN AND THEIR JEWISH COMMUNITIES. New York, Institute Of Jewish Affairs, World Jewish Congress, 1953. Softcover, 8vo, 31 pages, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jews -- Iran. Jews -- Afghanistan. Geographic: Iran -- Politics and government – 1909-. Includes bibliographical references. Robinson (1898–1964) , was an “international lawyer. Born in Vistys, Lithuania, he studied law and political science at the University of Jena, Germany, and from 1927 practiced law in Kovno with his brother Jacob Robinson. Soon after his arrival in New York, he joined the Institute of Jewish Affairs and was appointed its director in 1947, in which post he continued until his death. He published a number of books and numerous articles on contemporary Jewish affairs, the United Nations, prosecution of war criminals, and indemnification of the victims of Nazi persecution. Robinson was International Law Adviser to the World Jewish Congress. In the negotiations of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany with German authorities at The Hague, Robinson acted as chief adviser in formulating the agreement on indemnification, and later contributed to its legislative and judicial implementation. He also represented Jewish bodies in negotiating agreements on indemnification with the Austrian authorities” (Perlzweig in EJ 2007) . OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to spine. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-30-13) (ID #25258) 50.00.
313. • Hanegbi, Zohar. Yaniv, Bracha. AFGHANISTAN: THE SYNAGOGUE AND THE JEWISH HOME. Jerusalem: Center For Jewish Art, Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, 1991. Hardcover, 4to, 178, 44 pages.: illustrated. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Afghanistan. Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Afghanistan -- Pictorial works. Synagogen. Liturgische voorwerpen. Joden. "Survey of synagogues and their treasures at the Jerusalem index of Jewish art. " Includes bibliographical references. Maps printed on end papers. Light wear to covers. Very good condition. (SEF-23-30) (ID #25153) 50.00.
314. • Cohen, Amnon. JEWISH LIFE UNDER ISLAM: JERUSALEM IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. Harvard University Press, 1984. Hardcover, 288 pages. 0674474368. Very Good Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket (SEF-22A-21) (ID #25065) 30.00.
315. • Elfenbein, Israel. JEWISH EDUCATION IN PALESTINE UNDER TURKEY: AS REFLECTED IN THE SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT OF THE PERIOD. New York, 1920-1929?. Softcover, 8vo, 18 pages, 26 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jews -- Education -- Palestine. Jewish religious education -- Palestine. Cover title. “A chapter from the author’s ‘Inside Jewish Palestine’ in two volumes (1519-1919) ”. Includes bibliographical footnotes. Elfenbein (1890–1964) , was a “U. S. Rabbi and talmudic scholar. Elfenbein was born in Buczacz, eastern Galicia. He immigrated to the U. S. In 1906 and in 1915 was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Between 1915 and 1940 Elfenbein was rabbi of congregations in Nashville, Chicago, and New York. In 1938 he became national executive director of the Mizrachi Education and Expansion Fund. Elfenbein's principal interest in scholarly research was medieval rabbinic literature. He made many contributions to scholarly periodicals and annuals. His major work was a collection of the responsa of Rashi, Teshuvot Rashi (3 vols. In one, 1943) . Other works include Maimonides the Man (1946) . Some of his more popular writings were collected in a volume published posthumously, American Synagogue as a Leavening Force in Jewish Life, edited by A. Burstein (1966) ” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ 2007) . OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Tears to cover corners and spine. Wear to binding. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-30-12) (ID #25257) 40.00.
315A. • Morag-Talmon, Penina; Toeg, Ruth. HA-YEHUDIM HA-SEFARADIM BE-ERETS-YISRAEL BE-MIVHAN HA-ZEMAN. Jerusalem: Merkaz Dinur, 2000. Paperback, 8vo. 195 pages. In Hebrew. Facsimile illustrations. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim – Palestine; Jews, Oriental – Palestine; Sephardim – Israel; Zionism – Palestine; Morag-Talmon, Penina. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. SERIES: Kuntresim, mekorot u-mehkarim. ; Sidrah 3; 10; Very good condition. (RAB-13-17) (ID #19200) 40.00.
316. • A Va'ad 'adat Ha-Sefaradim Bi-Yerushalayim. THE SEPHARDIM IN ISRAEL: PROBLEMS AND ACHIEVEMENTS. Jerusalem, 1971. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, pages. OCLC lists copies worldwide. OCLC lists 13 copies of this edition (and 4 copies of a later edition) worldwide. (w-91) Condition. ; Jerusalem, 1971. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, pages. OCLC lists copies worldwide. OCLC lists 13 copies of this edition (and 4 copies of a later edition) worldwide. Very Good Condition. (K-mx2-49) (ID #9909) 60.00.
317. • Kosover, Mordecai. ASHKENAZIM AND SEPHARDIM IN PALESTINE (A STUDY IN INTERCOMMUNAL RELATIONS) . Barcelona: Homenaje A Millas-Vallierosa, 1954. Paper wrappers, 8vo, [35 pages]. Warm inscription by the author to Guido Kisch. Barcelona: Reprinted from Homenaje a Millas-Vallierosa Volume 1, p. 753 – 788. SUBJECT (S): Jews in Palestine. Sephardim in Palestine. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (JTS and Hebrew University) Very good condition. (SEF-27-31) (ID #25245) 40.00.
318. • Parfitt, Tudor. THE JEWS IN PALESTINE 1800-1882. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1987. Hardcover, 8vo, 243 pages. Series: Royal Historical Society studies in history; 52; Variation: Royal Historical Society studies in history; 52. SUBJECT (S): Jews --Palestine --History --19th century. Palestine --Ethnic relations. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 224-238. Light wear to edges and corners of dust jacket. Very good condition in Very Good Jacket. (Sef-19-11) (ID #25041) 50.00.
319. • Tobi, Yosef. THE YEMENITE COMMUNITY OF JERUSALEM 1881-1921. SELECTED DOCUMENTS FROM THE COMMUNAL ARCHIVES. Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, 1994 . Hardback , 8vo. 336 pages. In Hebrew. In very good condition (SEF11-8) (ID #20930) 75.00.
321. • Yehoshua, Jacob. BEN MASORET LA-HAVAI BE-MISHKENOT HA-SEFARADIM BI-YERUSHALAYIM. VOLUME 2. Jerusalem: Va`ad `adat Ha-Sefaradim Bi-Yerushalayim, August 1982. Paperback, 8vo. 174 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) only. English title: Between present time and tradition: a collection of articles dealing with the Sephardi Jewish community of Jerusalem. SUBJECT(S): Sephardim – Jerusalem; Jews – Jerusalem. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Covers a little rubber, good+ condition. (SEF-12-5) (ID #20937) 30.00.
322. • Cabasso, Gilbert. JUIFS D'EGYPTE: IMAGES ET TEXTES. Paris: Editions Du Scribe, 1984. Loth, 4to, 256 pages. Illustrated. In French. Includes chapters on History, Daily Life, Culture, Synagogues, Institutions, Economy, Personalities, and Exodus. Includes Glossary and bibliography. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Egypt. Juifs -- Égypte. Egypt -- Ethnic relations. Égypte -- Relations interethniques. Near fine condition in very good jacket. (SEF-31-28) (ID #25286) 100.00.
323. • (Egypt) Al-Qudsi, Mourad. JUST FOR THE RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF THE KARAITE JEWS OF EGYPT IN MODERN TIMES. Lyons, NY, The Author, 2002. Paperback, 8vo, 231 pages. Includes errata slip at rear. Al Qudsi was for many years the principal of Karaite school in Cairo, and was intimately involved in Karaite & community life. In 1987 al-qudsi published, The Karaite Jews of Egypt, 1882-1986, based heavily on his recollection of life in Cairo and meticulously documented by photos, facsimiles, and articles from the community's bi-weekly newspaper. But immediately following publication, colleagues showed him that much of what was in the book had appeared 2 years earlier in a book entitled, ha-Yahadut ha-Karait be-Mitsrayim ba-et ha-Kadashah (Karaite Jewry in Egypt in modern times)--often in verbatim translation--written by another Karaite scholar, Yosef ben Ovadyah Algamil, to whom al-Qudsi had shown an early manuscript version of his book.Al-Qudsi was furious, and asked for a decision against Algamil from the Karaite Beth Din in Israel. Their ruling was that each copy of Algamil's book must bear a sticker noting, in English &Hebrew, that "The Author was supported by written knowledge by Mr. El-Kodsi…" This book, Just for the Record…, is a retort to Algamil's book. We are fortunate enough to be acting as distributors. The book was issued in a small run of 400 copies, only 200 of which have been made available for sale. (rab-33-16) (ID #10440) 40.00.
324. • Kramer, Gudrun. THE JEWS IN MODERN EGYPT, 1914-1952. Seattle: University Of Washington Press, 1989. Hardcover, 8vo, x, 319 pages, 24 cm. Series: Publications on the Near East, University of Washington; no. 4. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Egypt -- History -- 20th century. Joden. Juifs -- Egypte -- Histoire -- 20e siecle. Egypt -- Ethnic relations. Egypte -- Relations interethniques. Includes index. Revision and translation of the author’s thesis (Ph. D. ) --1982. Bibliography on pages 280-296. In dustjacket. Light wear. Some Articles laid in. Very good condition. (Sef-13-22) (ID #24978) 50.00.
325. • Landau, Jacob M. JEWS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY EGYPT. New York, New York University Press, 1969. Hardcover, 8vo, xvi, 354 pages, illustrations, facsims, ports. 24 cm. Series: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization, no. 2; Variation: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization; no. 2. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century -- Sources. Juifs -- Egypte -- Histoire -- Sources. Joden. Revised and enlarged translation of ha-Yehudim be-Mitsrayim ba-me’ah ha-tesha’-‘esreh. “Documents” on pages 127-334. Bibliography on pages 335-340. Light wear to edges of dust jacket. Very good condition. (Sef-19-18) (ID #25048) 30.00.
326. • Another Copy. Ex library with usual markings. In good Condition. (Comhist11-24) (ID #20044) 30.00.
327. • De Felice, Renzo. EBREI IN UN PAESE ARABO: GLI EBREI NELLA LIBIA CONTEMPORANEA TRA COLONIALISMO, NAZIONALISMO ARABO E SIONISMO (1835-1970) . Bologna: Il Mulino, 1978. Hardcover, 8vo, 464 pages, 10 leaves of plates, illustrated, 22 cm. In Italian. Series: Nuova collana storica. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Libya -- History. Joden. Libya -- History. Includes bibliographical references and index. Wear and chipping to edges of dust jacket. Good condition in Good Jacket. (Sef-19-20) (ID #25050) 100.00.
328. • Goldberg, Harvey E. CAVE DWELLERS AND CITRUS GROWERS; A JEWISH COMMUNITY IN LIBYA AND ISRAEL. Cambridge, University Press, 1972. Hardcover, 8vo, xv, 208 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Libyans -- Israel. Jews -- Libya. Libyens -- Israel. Juifs -- Libye. Juifs -- Libye -- Tripoli (Libye) . Israel; Sharon Plain region; Moshavim; Jewish immigrant communities: Communities from Gharian Mountain region in Libya; Social change; Libya; Tripolitania; Gharian Mountain region; Jewish communities; Migration to Sharon Plain region in Israel. Bibliography on pages 193-202. Light chipping to edges of dust jacket. Very good condition in dust jacket. (Sef-21-5) (ID #25175) 30.00.
329. • Goldberg, Harvey E. (editor) ; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. JEWISH LIFE IN MUSLIM LIBYA: RIVALS & RELATIVES. Hardcover, 8vo, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. Paperback, 8vo, 181 pages, cm. ISBN: 0226300919 (alk. paper). 0226300927 (paperback. alk. paper). Includes bibliographical references. (SEF-22A-23) (ID #10402) 20.00.
330. • Noy, Dov. שבעים
יהודי לוב SHIV'IM SIPURIM VE-SIPUR MI-PI YEHUDE LUV. Jerusalem: Bi-Tefutsot Ha-Golah, 1967. Hardcover, 8vo, 269, xv pages, illustrated, facsims, map, portraits, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish folk literature -- Libya. Jews -- Libya -- Folklore. Jewish legends -- Libya. Tales -- Libya. "Preface" and "Notes to the tales" on pages vii-xv in English. Added title page: Jewish folktales from Libya; seventy-one tales from oral tradition collected in Israel. Includes bibliographical references. Noy (1920-) is a “scholar in Jewish folklore. Born in Kolomyja, Poland, he graduated from a Polish secondary school, and then immigrated to Palestine where he began his academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He interrupted his studies to volunteer for military service in the British Army Royal Engineers during World War II, returning to the Hebrew University to complete his master's degree in Talmud, Jewish History, and Bible studies in 1946. He directed educational and cultural activities in the Cyprus Detention camps of Jewish refugees and worked there until the camps’ liberation in 1948. For the next three years he served as editor of the leading Israeli children's weekly, Davar le-Yeladim. Returning to his studies, he received his post-graduate education in folklore, comparative literature, and anthropology at Yale University and at Indiana University, from which he obtained his doctorate in 1954, studying under Stith Thompson. In 1955 he began his teaching career at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he taught aggadah, folk literature, general folklore, and Yiddish. He became professor and incumbent of the Chair of Folklore and Hebrew Literature. Noy’s contribution to Jewish folklore has been pioneering. He founded and directed the Haifa Ethnological Museum and Folklore Archives and edited the Israel Folktale Archives Publications series until 1981. He founded the Israel Folklore Archives, the largest treasure of Jewish folktales recorded in Israel. He was director of the Hebrew University Folklore Research Center from 1968 and edited Studies, its journal. He served as the Encyclopaedia Judaica departmental editor for folklore. He also trained a generation of researchers and students to tape and collect folk stories from all the various Jewish ethnic groups. He started the folklore section at Haifa University within the department of Hebrew Literature. He served as professor of Yiddish Folklore at Bar-Ilan University and at Haife University. In addition to teaching in Israeli universities, Noy devoted himself to spreading Jewish folk culture all over the world. He also wrote and edited about 60 books, covering a wide range of Jewish folklore: European, North African, Yemenite, and others. In 2004 he was awarded the Israel Prize for literary research” (Hoter in EJ, 2007) . Wear and small tears to edges of dustjacket. Otherwise, very good condition in dust jacket. (Sef-25-26) (ID #25224) 65.00.
331. • Attal, Robert and Claude Sitbon. REGARDS SUR LES JUIFS DE TUNISIE. Paris: A. Michel, 1979. Softcover, 8vo, 315 pages, illustrations, 20 cm. In French. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jews -- Tunisia. Juifs -- Tunisie. Joden. Geographic: Tunisia. Bibliography: pages 296-299. Stain on bottom edges of pages. Bumped corners. Very good condition. (Sef-30-11) (ID #25256) 40.00.
332. • Awret, Irene, 1920-. DAYS OF HONEY: THE TUNESIAN BOYHOOD OF RAPHAEL UZAN. New York: Schocken Books, 1984. Cloth, 8vo, viii, 245 pages,  pages of illustrated color plates. First Edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Tunisia -- Biography. Uzan, Raphael -- Childhood and youth. Tunisia -- Social life and customs. Paintings by Uzan on front and back cover. Very good + condition in Very good jacket. (SEF-27-5) (ID #25231) 30.00.
333. • Barad, Shlomo. לתולדות
בתוניסיה LE-TOLDOT HA-TENUAH HA-TSIYONIT BE-TUNISYAH. Tel-Aviv: Yad Tabenkin, 1980.
Paperback, 8vo, vi, 155 pages  p. Of plates. Illustrated. In Hebrew with introduction also in French. Series: Sidrat "Ti'ud u-meh'kar" ; 1; SUBJECT(S): Zionism -- Tunisia -- History -- Sources. Jews -- Tunisia -- Politics and government -- Sources. Tunisia -- Ethnic relations -- Sources. French Title: Le mouvement sioniste en Tunisie. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Light wear, very good condition. (SEF-31-14) (ID #25273) 75.00.
334. • Cohen, David. LE PARLER ARABE DES JUIFS DE TUNIS TOME II, ETUDE LINGUISTIQUE. The Hague; Paris: Mouton, 1975. Softcover, 8vo, 318 pages, 26 cm. In French. Janua linguarum, Series practica; 161. SUBJECT (S): Arabic language -- Dialects -- Tunisia -- Tunis. Jews -- Tunisia -- Tunis -- Languages. Judeo-arabe (langue) -- Tunisie. Geographic: Tunis (Tunisie) -- Grammaire. Bibliogr. P. 269-274. Index. Other Titles: Etude linguistique. Cohen (1883–1967) , was a “Dutch historian and prominent Jewish and Zionist leader. Cohen, who was born at Deventer, east Holland, was professor of ancient history at the universities of Leiden and Amsterdam from 1924 to 1953 (except for the years of Nazi occupation) . His involvement in Jewish affairs started in 1903; while a student he established an organization to assist Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe who passed Deventer by train, and afterwards he became involved in a variety of local, national, and international organizations for Jewish refugees and migrants. In the 1920s, while living in The Hague, he headed the committee for the poor of the local Jewish community. A Zionist from his youth, he was for many years one of the leaders of Dutch Zionism, establishing branches and youth organizations, writing in its publications, and representing it abroad. In 1933, immediately after the ascendance of the Nazis to power in Germany, Cohen co-founded and led – with Abraham Asscher – the Comite voor Bijzondere Joodse Belangen (Committee for Special Jewish Affairs) to combat Nazi antisemitism and policies and to help refugees from Germany; for this purpose a special Subcommittee for Jewish Refugees, headed by Cohen, was established, and became one of the most powerful organizations in Dutch Jewry of the 1930s. The Refugee Committee continued its activities also after the German invasion in May 1940. In December 1940 Cohen joined the Jewish Coordination Committee, an initiative to organize Dutch Jewry vis-à-vis the Germans. From February 12, 1941, to September 1943 Cohen acted as cochairman (with Abraham Asscher) and dominating personality of the Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Jewish Council, appointed by the German occupation authorities, which gradually expanded its authority over all Jews in the Netherlands. In this position he conducted the controversial policies of the Council, which were characterized by servility towards the German authorities. He was finally arrested on the eve of Rosh ha-Shanah (September 1943) and sent as a "prominent Jew" to Theresienstadt, where he stayed from 1943 to 1945. In 1947 he was arrested on charges of collaboration with the Germans, but was soon released. However, a Jewish "honorary" court excluded him from participation in all Jewish functions. His and his colleague Abraham Asscher's behavior and policies have been a major theme of Dutch and general historiography as well as of popular discussion of the fate of the Dutch Jews, of whom about 75% perished during the Holocaust, and of the Jewish Councils in general” (Esh and Machman in EJ 2007) . Series: Janua linguarum: Series practica; 161; "La première partie, constituée par un recueil de textes, a été publiée en 1964." "Index des mots" on pages -318. Bibliography on pages -274. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-17-13) (ID #25030) 85.00.
335. • Cohen, David. LE PARLER ARABE DES JUIFS DE TUNIS. TEXTES ET DOCUMENTS LINGUISTIQUES ET ETHNOGRAPHIQUES. Paris: La Haye: Mouton, 1964. Softcover, 177 pages, 24 cm. In French. Series: Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. VIe section, Sciences economiques et sociales, Etudes juives; 7. SUBJECT (S): Judeo-arabe (langue) -- Tunisie -- Tunis (Tunisie) -- Textes. Textes en arabe translittere, trad. Francaise. Index. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Digital Lib International Res, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) . Wear to edges of cover and binding. Hinge repair. Good condition. (Sef-21-11) (ID #25181) 135.00.
336. • Darmon, Raoul. LA SITUATION DES CULTES EN TUNISIE ... Paris: A. Rousseau & Cie, 1928. Paper wrappers, 4to. 126 pages. SUBJECT (S): Religion – Tunis. Much on jews. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Covers faded and chipped, pages tanned, signatures uncut, good condition. (SEF-10-1) (ID #20898) 40.00.
337. • Ayoun, Richard, Bernard Cohen. LES JUIFS D’ALGERIE: 2000 ANS D’HISTOIRE. Paris Lattes, 1982. Softcover, 8vo, 261 pages, illustrations. In Undetermined. SUBJECT (S): Geographic: Juden -- Algerien -- Geschichte. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, University of Basel Universitatsbibliothek) . Bumped corners and edges. Wear to cover binding. Good condition. (Sef-30-9) (ID #25254) 135.00.
338. • Friedman, Elizabeth D. (Elizabeth Deborah) . COLONIALISM & AFTER: AN ALGERIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY. South Hadley, Mass.: Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 1988. Hardcover, 8vo, xx, 170 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. Series: Critical studies in work & community; Variation: Critical studies in work and community. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Algeria -- Batna. Jews, Algerian -- France. Juifs. Batna (Algeria) -- Ethnic relations. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 156-162. Other Titles: Colonialism and after. Very good condition. (Sef-13-23) (ID #24979) 30.00.
339. • Ben-Ami, Issachar. CULTE DES SAINTS ET PELERINAGES JUDEO-MUSULMANS AU MAROC. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose, 1990. Softcover, 8vo, 260 pages, 25 cm. In French. Series: Collection Judaisme en terre d’Islam; volume 5. SUBJECT (S): Zaddikim -- Morocco. Judaism -- Morocco. Saints juifs -- Maroc. Judaisme -- Maroc. Islam -- Relations -- Judaisme. Judaisme -- Relations -- Islam. Translation of: Ha’aratsat ha-kedoshim be-kerev Yehude Maroko. Includes bibliographical references on pages 247-254 and index. Very good condition. (Sef-21-8) (ID #25178) 30.00.
340. • Deshen, Shlomo. LES GENS DU MELLAH: LA JUIVE AU MAROC A L’EPOQUE PRE-COLONIALE. Paris: Albin Michel, 1989. Paperback, 8vo, 268 pages. In French. Translated from the English by Janine Gdalia. English title: The Mellah Society: Jewish Community Life in Sherifian Morocco. Originally published in Hebrew in 1983. “The Mellah Society is a compact yet detailed and fascinating account of Jewish life in precolonial Morocco, based on the voluminous but rarely studies writings of eighteenth and nineteenth century Judeo-Moroccan sages” (from back cover of English edition) . Deshen is a Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. SUBJECT(S): Jew --Morocco --Social conditions. Morocco -- Ethnic relations. Very good condition. (SEF-27-17) (ID #25233) 150.00.
341. • Flamand, Pierre. DIASPORA EN TERRE D'ISLAM: LES COMMUNAUTÉS ISRAÉLITES DU SUD-MAROCAIN; ESSAI DE DESCRIPTION ET D'ANALYSE DE LA VIE JUIVE EN MILIEU BERBÈRE. [Casablanca, Imprimeries Réunies, 1959. Paper wrappers, tall 8vo, 380 pages . In French. Doctoral dissertation. Illustrated with photographs, maps, facsimiles. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Morocco. Joden. Dagelijks leven. Bibliography: p. 335-340. Very good condition. (SEF-27-21) (ID #25237) 165.00.
342. • Flamand, Pierre. QUELQUES MANIFESTATIONS DE L'ESPRIT POPULAIRE DANS LES JUIVERIES DU SUD-MAROCAIN. [Casablanca, Imprimeries Réunies], 1959. Paper wrappers, tall 8vo, 219 pages. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and facsimiles (with color foldout) . In French. Doctoral dissertation. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Morocco. Jews -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Folklore. Includes bibliography. Cover sunned. Very good condition. (SEF-27-20) (ID #25236) 125.00.
343. • Garcia-Arenal, Mercedes and Gerard Albert Wiegers. ENTRE EL ISLAM Y OCCIDENTE: VIDA DE SAMUEL PALLACHE, JUDIO DE FEZ. Madrid: Siglo XXI De Espana Editores, 1999. Softcover, 8vo, viii, 213 pages, illustrated (1 color) , 21 cm. In Spanish. 1st Edition. Series: Historia; Variation: Historia (Siglo Veintiuno de Espana Editores) . SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Morocco -- Fes -- Biography. Sephardim -- Morocco -- Fes -- Biography. Jews, Moroccan -- Spain -- Madrid -- Biography. Jews, Moroccan -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Biography. Jewish businesspeople -- Biography. Spies -- Spain -- Biography. Diplomatieke betrekkingen. Pallache, Samuel, d. 1616. Fes (Morocco) -- Biography. Madrid (Spain) -- Biography. Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Biography. Pallache, Samuel; Biografia. ; Espana; Historia; Siglo XVII. ; Judios; Persecuciones. Includes bibliographical references on pages 205-213. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Light bumping to edges and corners of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-21-19) (ID #25189) 40.00.
344. • Hattab, Matouk. ORAH VE-SIMHAH: ...MUSARIM VE-TOKHAHOT 'IM HIDUSHIM...BA-TANAKH...MA 'ASIYOT U-MESHALIM...LESHON HA-KODESH U-LESHON 'ARVI. Djerba: Bi-Defus David 'Idan, 1914. Hardcover, 8vo, 126 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Hebrew or Judeo-Arabic. Ex-library with bookplate. Wear to cover binding and spine. Spine repair. Light staining to pages and cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-33-20) (ID #25325) 125.00.
345. • Laskier, Michael M. THE ALLIANCE ISRAELITE UNIVERSELLE AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF MOROCCO 1862-1962. Albany: State University Of New York Press, 1983. Softcover, 8vo, xvi, 372 pages, illustrations, 24 cm. Series: SUNY series in modern Jewish history; Pirsume ha-Makhon le-heker ha-tefutsot. Contents: Background of the activities of the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Morocco: the traditional Jewish Society -- Section 1: The Jewish communities and the alliance Israelite Universelle between 1862 and 1912 -- The political activities of the alliance in Morocco before the Protectorate era -- The alliance and the struggle for recognition within Moroccan Jewish Society -- The alliance and its scion-cultural influence on Moroccan Jewry -- Section II: The Jewish Communities and the alliance Israelite Universelle between 1912 and 1956 -- The alliance and the Jewish communities in the Protectorates' political arena -- Zionism and assimilation: the emergence of Zionist influence in Morocco and the position of the alliance -- The alliance and the social and cultural evolution of the Jews: 1912-1956 -- The Jews and the Muslims: comparative aspects of education and problems of social conflict -- Section III: The Jewish communities and the Alliance Israelite Universelle between 1956 and 1962. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Morocco -- History. Revision of thesis (Ph. D. ) --University of California. Includes index. Bibliography: pages 355-363. Wear to front cover binding. Bumped corners. Very good condition. (Sef-15-2) (ID #25398) 30.00.
346. • Leibovici, Sarah. CHRONIQUE DES JUIFS DE TETOUAN: 1860-1896. Paris: Editions Maisonneuve & Larose, 1984. Softcover, 8vo, 327 pages, 8 pages of plates: illustrated, 24 cm. In French. Series: Collection Judaisme en terre d’Islam; volume 3. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Morocco -- Tetouan -- History -- 19th century. Juifs -- Maroc -- Tetouan -- Histoire -- 19e siècle. Tetouan (Morocco) -- Ethnic relations. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 313-318. Inscription inside front cover. Light chipping to edges of cover. Very good condition. (Sef-21-9) (ID #25179) 50.00.
347. • HA-SHIRAH HA- IVRIT BE-MAROKO. Yerushalayim: Makhon Ben-Tsevi Le-Heker Kehilot Yisrael Ba-Mizrah: Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsevi: Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit Bi-Yerushalayim, 1984 . Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 210 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- Islamic countries -- History and criticism. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- History and criticism. OCLC lists twenty-five copies worldwide. In very good condition. (MX17-13) (ID #21493) 50.00.
348. • Muller-Lancet, Aviva; Dominique Champault. LA VIE JUIVE AU MAROC: ARTS AND TRADITIONS. Jerusalem: Musee D’israel, 1986. Hardcover, square 8vo, 269 pages. In French. First Edition. Illustrated throughout in color and black and white, includes people, places, ceremonial objects, folk art, clothes, textiles, books and manuscripts, jewelry, and instruments. Very good condition. (SEF-31-27) (ID #25285) 95.00.
349. • Stillman, Norman. THE SEFROU REMNANT: REPRINTED FROM JEWISH SOCIAL STUDIES, VOL. XXXV, NOS. 3-4 (JULY - OCTOBER 1973) . Paper wrappers, 8vo, 8 pages. “This article represents a preliminary report on the small but once very important Moroccan Jewish community of Sefrou” (from first page) Very good condition.
(SEF-23-12) (ID #25146) 40.00.
350. • Stillman, Norman A, 1945-. THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF THE JEWS OF SEFROU, MOROCCO: . [Manchester, Eng. ]: University Of Manchester, 1988. Paper wrappers, 8vo, xv, 172 pages. Series: Journal of Semitic studies. ; Monograph, no. 11; SUBJECT (S): Judeo-Arabic language -- Dialects -- Morocco -- Sefrou. Folk literature, Judeo-Arabic -- Morocco -- Sefrou. Jews -- Morocco -- Sefrou -- Folklore. Jews -- Morocco -- Sefrou -- Social life and customs. Juifs -- Maroc. Taal. Cultuur. Joden. Judeo-arabisch. Mondelinge literatuur. Sefrou (Morocco) -- Social life and customs. Sefrou (Maroc). Morocco; Sefrou; Jews - Sociological perspectives. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. (SEF-23-11) (ID #25145) 95.00.
351. • Zafrani, Haim. MILLE ANS DE VIE JUIVE AU MAROC: HISTOIRE ET CULTURE, RELIGION ET MAGIE (ONLY VOLUME 1) . Paris: G. -P. Maisonneuve & Larose, 1983. Softcover, 315 pages, illustrated, 22-24 cm. In French. Series: volume 1: Collection Judaisme en terre d’Islam. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Morocco. Judaism -- Morocco. Juifs -- Maroc. Judaisme -- Maroc. Juifs -- Maroc -- Histoire. Judaisme -- Maroc -- Histoire. Morocco -- Ethnic relations. Maroc -- Relations interethniques. Bibliography on pages 303-306. Other Titles: 1000 ans de vie juive au Maroc. ; Elef shenot hayim Yehudiyim be-Maroko. Zafrani (1922-2004) was a “Jewish scholar, writer, educator, and historian. Haim Zafrani was born in Mogador, Morocco, where from 1939 to 1962 he taught school and became general supervisor of Arabic in the schools of Morocco. He was also the representative of the Alliance Israelite Universelle in the country. In 1962 he moved to France where he held the chair in Hebrew at the Ecole Nationale des Langues Orientales Vivantes in Paris from 1962 to 1966 and worked at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, also in Paris, from 1966 to 1969. From 1975 he held the chair in Hebrew at the University of Paris VIII, where he was chairman of the department of Hebrew language and Jewish civilization from its establishment in October 1969. Zafrani’s studies include the preparation of a critical edition and French translation of the Bible. This is part of a group project involving researchers from Paris, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Morocco, and Egypt. Zafrani also studied and conducted research into the kabbalistic texts and mystical traditions of the Jews of the Maghreb. He published numerous books and many articles on Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, and Judeo-Berber linguistics, and on Jewish thought in the Muslim West and in Islamic countries. Among his works are Mille ans de vie juive au Maroc and Kabbale. Vie mystique et magie, Poesie juive en Terre d’Islam, Litteratures dialectales et populaire juives en Occident Musulman; Juifs d’Andalousie et du Maghreb; Two Thousand Years of Jewish Life in Morocco; Ethique et mystique, Judaisme en terre d’Islam. Le commentaire kabbalistique du “Traite des Peres” de J. Bu-Ifergan; Le monde de la legende: litterature de predication juive en Occident musulman. Book not attached to binding. Hinge repair. Light wear to cover edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-13-26) (ID #24982) 35.00.
352. • Parfitt, Tudor. THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION: THE JEWS OF THE YEMEN, 1900-1950. Leiden; New York: E. J. Brill, 1996. Hardcover, 8vo, x, 299 pages, 8 pages of plates, illustrated, maps, 25 cm. Series: Brill’s series in Jewish studies; v. 17. Contents: I. Origins -- II. The Jews of the Yemen at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century -- III. Immigration to Palestine 1900-1930 -- IV. The Rule of the Imam -- V. Law and Custom -- VI. The Jews in the Economy of the Yemen -- VII. 1930-1939: Fateful Years -- VIII. 1939-1947: Between a Rock and a Hard Place -- IX. The Aden Riots and Their Aftermath -- X. May 1948-May 1949: Redemption Postponed -- XI. Via Dolorosa -- XII. Redemption Camp -- XIII. From Najran to Habban -- XIV. Operation Colourblind -- XV. The Liquidation of the Exile. Abstract: Since the rise of Islam, Jews have been living in the Yemen as the only non-Muslim minority. Their status, never enviable, deteriorated in the twentieth century as the Imam Yahya sought to maintain the full force of Islamic law and local custom. The attempt to create a Jewish National Home in Palestine, Arab propaganda, new economic realities and local resentments had the effect of further undermining their position. While battling to maintain their rights, the Yemenite Jews started to emigrate. British immigration policies in Palestine, The Imam’s efforts to prevent them from leaving, and British regulations in Aden often frustrated their efforts. This movement of people was to culminate in 1948-50 in what was the largest human airlift the world had ever seen - Operation Magic Carpet - when the Yemenites were taken ‘on wings of eagles’ to Israel. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Yemen (Republic) -- History -- 20th century. Jews, Yemeni -- Israel -- History. Judios yemenitas -- Israel -- Historia -- Siglo XX. Joden. Juifs -- Yemen -- Histoire -- 20e siecle. (ID #25319) 165.00.
353. • Berger, Natalia, Kay Kaufman Selemay. THE JEWS OF ETHIOPIA: A PEOPLE IN TRANSITION. Tel Aviv: Beth Hatefutsoth; New York: Jewish Museum, 1986. Softcover, 8vo, 95 pages, illustrations (some color) , 27 cm. Contents: A brief history of the Beta Israel. Steven Kaplan -- Jacques Faitlovitch: “father” of the Falashas. Itzhak Grinfeld -- Memories of an Ethiopian (Falasha) pupil in the Land of Israel. Yona Bogale -- The Beta Israel in twentieth-century Ethiopia. Kay Kaufman Shelemay -- Ethiopian Jews in Israel/ Chaim Rosen. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Ethiopia – Exhibitions. Jews, Ethiopian -- Israel. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Jewish Museum of New York City and the Museum of the Diaspora in Israel. Includes bibliographies. OCLC lists 49 copies worldwide. Excellent condition. (Sef-22-8) (ID #25414) 30.00.
354. • Kaplan, Steven. THE BETA ISRAEL (FALASHA) IN ETHIOPIA: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. New York: New York University Press, 1992. Softcover, 8vo, xi, 231 pages, illustrated, map, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Ethiopia -- History. Falasja’s. Ethiopia -- Ethnic relations. Jews; History; Ethiopia. Includes bibliographical references on pages 211-224 and index. Very good condition. (Sef-33-8) (ID #25314) 30.00.
355. • Leslau, Wolf. FALASHA ANTHOLOGY. 8vo. Xiii, 222 pages. Photo illustrations. “Born in Krzepice, Poland, Leslau [1906-2006] was educated at the University of Vienna and at the Sorbonne in Paris... In 1942 he immigrated to the United States. He taught at several institutions before joining the faculty of the University of California in Los Angeles in 1955, where he continued teaching Hebrew and Semitic languages... He undertook eight trips to Ethiopia to do fieldwork on the various Semitic languages of Ethiopia and on the culture and folklore of the country, giving special attention to Beta Israel. Leslau [was] regarded as one of the foremost experts on Semitic languages, in particular the ones spoken in Ethiopia. When he retired from teaching, he was named UCLA professor emeritus of Hebrew and Semitic linguistics. He published more than 40 books that deal with descriptive and comparative problems of Ethiopic as well as Semitic linguistics. ” (EJ, 2007) SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Jews, Ethiopian; Ethiopic literature - translations into English; Falasha; Judaism - anthologies. SERIES: Yale Judaica series; v. 6. Sunning and small closed tear to dustjacket. Very good condition. (SEF-9-18) (ID #19434) 30.00.
356. • Another Copy. Ex library, otherwise good+ condition. (SEF-12-1) (ID #20933) 30.00.
OTHER NORTH AFRICA
357. • LES RELATIONS ENTRE JUIFS ET MUSULMANS EN AFRIQUE DU NORD, XIX -XX SIECLE. Éditions Du Centre Nat. De La Recherche Scientif, Paris, 1980. Softcover, 8vo, 228 pages. Contents: actes du colloque international de l'institut d'histoire des pays d'outre-mer, abbaye de Sénanque octobre 1978. Includes 4 tables in English and French. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) . Bumped corners and edges. Very good condition. (Sef-22-12) (ID #25418) 65.00.
358. • Hirschberg, H. Z. מארץ
מבוא השמש : עם
בארצותיהם ME-ERETS MEVO HA-SHEMESH: 'IM YEHUDE AFRIKAH HA-TSEFONIT BE-ARTSOTEHEM. Yerushalayim: Ha-Mahlakah Le-'inyene Ha-No'ar Veha-Haluts Shel Ha-Histadrut Ha-Tsiyonit, 1957. Hardcover, 8vo, 237 pages, illustrated, maps (part fold. ) ; 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Africa, North -- History. Jews -- Africa, North -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Africa, North -- Intellectual life. Jews -- Africa, North -- Politics and government. Judaism -- Africa, North -- Customs and practices. Africa, North -- Ethnic relations. Other Titles: Title on title page verso: Inside Maghreb; the Jews in North Africa. Ex-library. Light water stain to pages throughout book. No damage to photos. Cover in dust jacket. Wear and staining to inner binding. Light chipping to edges of dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-19-6) (ID #25036) 75.00.
359. • Abitbol, Michel. COMMUNAUTES JUIVES DES MARGES SAHARIENNES DU MAGHREB. Jerusalem: Institut Ben-Zvi Pour La Recherche Sur Les Communautes Juives D’orient: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Et L’universite Hebraique De Jerusalem, 1982. Softcover, 8vo, 501, 42 pages, iv pages of plates, illustrated, 23 cm. Series: Publication du Centre de recherche sur les juifs d’Afrique du Nord; Variation: Mi-pirsume ha-Merkaz le-heker Yahadut Tsefon-Afrikah. Sources et methodologie -- Environment [sic] et structures sociales -- Les communautes du sud a travers l’histoire economique et politique du Maghreb -- Vie intellectuelle, religieuse et culturelle. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Africa, North -- Congresses. Juifs -- Afrique du Nord -- Histoire. Juifs -- Afrique du Nord -- Civilisation. Africa, North -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses. English and French. Abstracts in Hebrew. Title on added title page:
Kehilot Yisra’el bi-derom ha-Magreb. "Le recueil d’articles ... Constitue l’essentiel des actes du Colloque sur les communautes juives des marges sahariennes du Maghreb, tenu en mars 1980 a Jerusalem, a l’initiative du Centre d recherches sur les juifs d’Afrique du Nord (Jerusalem) et de l’Institut de recherches mediterraneennes (Aix-en-Provence) " on page 7. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Kehilot Yisrael bi-derom ha-Magreb. Wear and chipping to cover edges and binding. Hinge repair. Light crease on front cover. Good condition. (Sef-21-14) (ID #25184) 45.00.
360. • Aron, Raymond. Rous, Jean. Touati, Emile. PERSPECTIVES NORD-AFRICAINES: UNE ENQUETE. 1954. Softcover, 8vo, 49 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S): Africa, North -- Foreign relations -- France. France -- Foreign relations -- Africa, North. Africa, North -- Politics and government. Africa, North -- History. In: Evidences, 6eme annee, no. 42, septembre-octobre 1954. Other Titles: Evidences. Aron (1905–1983) , was a “French sociologist and writer. Aron, who was born in Paris, taught at Le Havre, Toulouse, Cologne, and Berlin. In 1956 he was appointed professor of sociology at the Sorbonne, and director of studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris in 1960. During World War II he was editor of Free France – La France Libre, published in London, and subsequently contributed both as writer and editor to Combat, Le Figaro, and the European Journal of Sociology, and other periodicals. His main interest was the analysis of modern industrial society which, in his opinion, is not so much defined by the class struggle as by the clash of competing political systems. Hence he was rather an exception among French thinkers of his time, and his commitment to liberal democracy set him apart from the then Marxist-dominated intellectual tendencies. Although not involved in Jewish affairs, Aron remained a conscious Jew. In a series of essays published as De Gaulle, Israel and the Jews, he concluded that even if the French president was not himself an antisemite, his notorious press conference after the Six-Day War certainly encouraged the anti-Jewish elements in French society” (Boskoff in EJ 2007). Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-24-3) (ID #25162) 35.00.
361. • Briggs, Lloyd Cabot, and Guede, Norina Lami. NO MORE FOR EVER. A SAHARAN JEWISH TOWN. Cambridge, Mass, 1964, 1964. Softcover, 8vo, xi, 108 pages, 4to. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Judios -- Ghardaia -- Usos y costumbres. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (British Library, Biblioteca Nacional – Madrid) . Handwritten notes on title page. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-32-3) (ID #25297) 75.00.
362. • Chouraqui, Andre. BETWEEN EAST AND WEST: A HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF NORTH AFRICA. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1968. Cloth, 8vo. Xxii, 376 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Africa, North – history; Africa, North – history. “Born in Aïn-Témouchent, Algeria, Chouraqui [b. 1917] studied political economy and Muslim law at Paris University and the Institut de France. A World War II French resistance fighter, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government and also received various Israel decorations. Soon after World War II, Chouraqui worked as a lawyer and judge for two years in Algeria and was appointed deputy secretary general of the Alliance Israélite Universelle before serving as a permanent delegate for over 20 years. One of the few North African Jewish intellectuals who immigrated to Israel, Chouraqui served as personal adviser to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on problems of the integration of ethnic communities. He was deputy mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1969, in charge of cultural, interfaith, and international issues. His public activity reflected a deep commitment to dialogue between cultures and religions at an international level: he co-founded and presided over the Interfaith Committee, co-founded Judeo-Christian Friendship, and was associated with the World Conference on Religions and Peace. Together with Muslim and Christian clerics, he founded the Brotherhood of Abraham, an organization devoted to reconciliation among the three monotheistic religions. ” (EJ, 2007) Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (MX-23-18/ SEF-9-8/ Comhist34) (ID #24072/19424/19723) 30.00.
363. • Laskier, Michael M, . NORTH AFRICAN JEWRY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: THE JEWS OF MOROCCO, TUNISIA, AND ALGERIA. New York: New York University Press, 1994. Hardcover, xiv, 400 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. Contents: North African Jewry in the twentieth century: a sociopolitical analysis -- Under Vichy and the Nazi-German menace: the Jews of North Africa during the 1930s and 1940s -- Zionism, clandestine emigration to Israel, and its impact on Muslim-Jewish relations: the case of Morocco, 1947-March 1949 -- Emigration to Israel in the shadow of Morocco's struggle for independence, 1949-1956 -- International Jewish organizations and the ‘Aliya from Morocco: the early and mid-1950s -- The self-liquidation process: political developments among Moroccan Jewry and the emigration factor -- The Israeli-directed self-defense underground and "Operation Yakhin" – Tunisia’s national struggle and Tunisian Jewry: Jewish anxieties, Muslim-Jewish coexistence, and emigration -- From internal autonomy to full independence: the post-independence, decolonization era in Tunisia – Algeria’s political and social struggle: Algerian Jewry’s dilemmas. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Africa, North -- History -- 20th century. Joden. Africa, North -- Ethnic relations. Jews; History; North Africa. Includes bibliographical references on pages 385-389 and index. In dustjacket. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-13-17) (ID #24973) 30.00.
364. • Sasportas, Jacob. Emden, Jacob. SEFER KITSUR TSITSAT NOVEL TSEVI. Odessa:Bi-defus M. A. Belinson, 1867. Boards, 104 pages], 8vo. In Hebrew. Sasportas was "born and educated in Oran (North Africa) and became widely known for his talmudic erudition. After his appointment as rabbi of the Tlemçen community the neighboring communities also recognized his authority. However, when he was 37 years old he was dismissed by the government; he then proceeded to wander throughout Europe, visiting many communities in Germany, Italy, and England. His main ambition was the rabbinate of Amsterdam, but he did not achieve it until 1693, when he was 83 years old. Personal bitterness deriving from his lack of a congregation which could serve as a base for his activities colored his attitude in many disputes. He was a staunch defender of the rabbinate and the traditional halakhah and throughout his life was involved in polemical disputes. (Dan in EJ, 2007) . SUBJECT(S): Sabbathaians. Shabbethai Tsevi, 1626-1676. Stained pages. (k-rab-1-7) (ID #21658) 200.00.
365. • Schwarzfuchs, Simon; Horowitz, Elimelekh. MI-MIZRAH U-MI-MA`ARAV: KOVES MEHKARIM BE-TOLDOT HA-YEHUDIM BA-MIZRAH U-VA-MAGREB. Ramat-gan: Universitat Bar-ilan, 1995. Paper boards, 8vo. Xxxv, 197 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Africa, North – ethnic relations. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. SERIES: Mekorot u-mehkarim be-toldot ha-Yehudim ba-mizrah ve-tarbutam; sefer 6; Variation: Mekorot u-mehkarim be-toldot ha-Yehudim ba-mizrah ve-tarbutam; sefer 6. Has dust jacket that is a little shelf worn, book is in fine condition. (RAB-13-18) (ID #19201) 40.00.
366. • (Western Mediterranean) . LES RELATIONS INTERCOMMUNAUTAIRES JUIVES EN MÉDITERRANÉE OCCIDENTALE, XIIIE-XXE SIÈCLES: ACTES DU COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL DE L'INSTITUT D'HISTOIRE DES PAYS D'OUTRE-MER (GIS MÉDITERRANÉE AIX-EN-PROVENCE) ET DU CENTRE DE RECHERCHES SUR LES JUIFS D'AFRIQUE. DU NORD (INSTITUT BEN ZVI, UNIVERSITÉ DE JÉRUSALEM), ABBAYE DE SÉNANQUE, MAI 1982. Paris: Editions du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1984. Paperback, 4to, 299 pages: illustrations, maps, music; 30 cm. French and English. At head of title: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Centre régional de publications: Marseille. Includes bibliographies. Subject: Jews -- History -- Congresses. Added author Miège, Jean Louis. ISSN 2222034639. LCCN 85-100319. Very good condition. (MX-33-9) (ID #15895) 65.00.
OTHER ARAB LANDS
367. • Deshen, Shlomo And Walter P. Zenner. JEWS AMONG MUSLIMS: COMMUNITIES IN THE PRECOLONIAL MIDDLE EAST. New York University Press, 1999. Softcover, 0.92 x 8.44 x 5.39 Inches, 336 pages. 9780814796764. Imagine a traditional Jewish community on the eve of the 19th century, and you will most likely picture the Eastern European shtetl. This prevailing European-oriented view obscures the fact that Jewry is a coat of many colors, with many diverse yet traditional manifestations, including the numerous Jewish communities of North Africa and Southwest Asia. While we know that in recent centuries such countries as Iraq, Tunisia, and Morocco contained a large proportion of the Jewish people, and that communities such as Fez, Aleppo, Tunis, and Baghdad were major centers of Jewish culture, our detailed knowledge of these Jewries remains limited.Jews Among Muslims gathers together some of the most insightful work describing the life and culture of Jews in the traditional Middle East in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Spanning the vast belt from Morocco to Afghanistan, which has been dominated by Islam since the seventh and eighth centuries, Jewish communities have long coexisted alongside their Muslim neighbors. Revealing Jewish life in such countries as Yemen, Morocco, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia, Syria, and Kurdistan, Jews Among Muslims tells us much about Jewish religious life and leadership, economic status, connections to the state, social relations with surrouding ethnic groups, internal community organization, and family and gender roles. (SEF-22A-14) (ID #25067) 30.00.
368. • Gilbert, Martin. THE JEWS OF ARAB LANDS: THEIR HISTORY IN MAPS. London: Furnival Press, 1975. Softcover, 8vo, 15 pages, maps, 25 cm. Cover-Title. “Published... In conjunction with the world Organisation of Jews from Arab countries, Wojac. ” Gilbert (1936–) is a “British historian. Born in London, the son of a jeweler, Gilbert was educated at High-gate School and Magdalen College, Oxford. His earliest work concerned British foreign policy in the 1930s, which in 1962 brought him into contact with Randolph Churchill. Between 1962 and 1968 he worked as research assistant to Randolph Churchill on the official biography of Sir Winston Churchill. Appointed a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, in 1962, Gilbert remained on an extended sabbatical while engaged in the biography; during this time he also produced a series of major studies on the creation of the State of Israel, the Holocaust, and World War II. In 1988 he was awarded the Ka-Zetnik Prize for Literature by Yad Vashem and the Holocaust Memorial Foundation. Since 1978 Gilbert has been a governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem” (Cesarani in EJ 2007) . OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, Danish Union Cat & Danish National Bibl) . Light discoloration to cover. Bumped corners. Excellent condition. (Sef-30-7) (ID #25252) 30.00.
369. • Gilbert, Martin. THE JEWS OF THE ARAB LANDS: THEIR HISTORY IN MAPS. Cambridge: Cambridge Instantprint, 1976. Softcover, 8vo, 32 pages, illustrations, maps, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Judovstvo -- Zgodovina. Naslov na ovitku. Illustrated edition. Their history in maps. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Florida Atlantic University, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Cobiss. Si – izum) . Lightly bumped corners and edges. Wear to cover. Good condition. (Sef-30-5) (ID #25250) 30.00.
370. • Goitein, S. D. A MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY: THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE ARAB WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE CAIRO GENIZA. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967 - 1993. Cloth, 8vo, illustrations, facsimiles, maps, 24 cm. This six-volume "portrait of a Mediterranean personality" is a composite portrait of the individuals who wrote the personal letters, contracts, and all other manuscript fragments that found their way into the Cairo Geniza. Most of the fragments from the Geniza, a storeroom for discarded writings that could not be thrown away because they might contain the name of God, had been removed to Cambridge University Library and other libraries around the world. Professor Goitein devoted the last thirty years of his long and productive life to their study, deciphering the language of the documents and organizing what he called a "marvelous treasure trove of manuscripts" into a coherent, fascinating picture of the society that created them. It is a rich, panoramic view of how people lived, traveled, worshiped, and conducted their economic and social affairs. The first and second volumes describe the economic foundations of the society and the institutions and social and political structures that characterized the community. The remaining material, intended for a single volume describing the particulars of the way people lived, blossomed into three volumes, devoted respectively to the family, daily life, and the individual. The divisions are arbitrary but helpful because of the wealth of information. The author refers throughout to other passages in his monumental work that amplify what is discussed in any particular section. The result is an incomparably clear and immediate impression of how it was in the Mediterranean world of the tenth through the thirteenth century. "Published under the auspices of the Near Eastern Center, University of California, Los Angeles. " Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: volume 1. Economic foundations. --Volume 2. The community. -Volume 3. The family. -Volume 4. Daily life. --Volume 5. The individual. --Volume 6. Cumulative indices. Includes 8 plates of black and white illustrations, colored end papers illustrated with map. Subjects: Jews -- Civilization. Cairo Genizah. Islamic Empire -- Civilization. Added author Gustave E. Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies. LCCN 67-22430 //r84. Very good condition in good dustjackets. (Sef - 22-15) (ID #10710) 400.00.
371. • Goitein, S.D. A MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY. Vol. 1 (only): ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS ; THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE ARAB WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE CAIRO GENIZA. University of California Press, 1992. Hardcover, 1.7 x 9.56 x 6.49 Inches, 657 pages. 0520056477. VOLUME ONE OF SIX. Very Good Condition. (SEF-22A-15) (ID #25066) 30.00.
372. • Lewis, Bernard. THE JEWS OF ISLAM. London, Princeton University Press, 1984. Cloth, 8vo, 245 pages. (SEF-13-33) Very Good Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket. (ID #3923) 20.00.
373. • Rodrigue, Aron. DE L'INSTRUCTION A L’EMANCIPATION: LES ENSEIGNANTS DE L’ALLIANCE ISRAELITE UNIVERSELLE ET LES JUIFS D’ORIENT, 1860-1939. Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1989. Softcover, 8vo, 236 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. In French. Series: Collection "Diaspora". SUBJECT (S): Juifs -- emancipation -- histoire -- sources. Juifs -- education -- Mediterranee (region) -- histoire. Juifs -- education -- Proche-Orient -- histoire. Jews -- Islamic countries -- History -- 19th century. Jews -- Islamic countries -- History -- 20th century. Jews -- Education -- Islamic countries -- History. Juifs -- Afrique du Nord -- Histoire. Juifs -- Moyen-Orient -- Histoire. Ecole normale israelite orientale (Paris) -- corps enseignant. Alliance israelite universelle -- archives. Alliance israelite universelle -- History. Alliance israelite universelle -- Histoire. Includes bibliographical references and index. Light wear to cover binding. Very good condition. (Sef-25-17) (ID #25215) 30.00.
374. • Rodrigue, Aron. IMAGES OF SEPHARDI AND EASTERN JEWRIES IN TRANSITION: THE TEACHERS OF THE ALLIANCE ISRAELITE UNIVERSELLE, 1860-1939. Seattle: University Of Washington Press, 1993. Hardcover, 8vo, ix, 308 pages, illustrations, maps, 25 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Islamic countries -- Correspondence. Jewish teachers -- Islamic countries -- Correspondence. Jews -- Education -- Islamic countries. Geographic: Islamic countries -- Ethnic relations. “This is an expanded, updated, and revised version of a book that appeared in Paris in 1989 under title De l’instruction a l’emancipation. ” Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Minor tear to top left corner of dust jacket. Wear to binding. Bumped corners. Very good condition. (Sef-15-4) (ID #25400) 30.00.
375. • Rodrigue, Aron. JEWS AND MUSLIMS: IMAGES OF SEPHARDI AND EASTERN JEWRIES IN MODERN TIMES. Seattle: University Of Washington Press, 2003. Softcover, 8vo, 308 pages, maps, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jews -- Islamic countries -- Correspondence. Jewish teachers -- Islamic countries -- Correspondence. Jews -- Education -- Islamic countries. Geographic: Islamic countries -- Ethnic relations. First published under title: Images of Sephardi and eastern Jewries in transition. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (Sef-30-3) (ID #25248) 30.00.
376. • Stillman, Norman A. THE JEWS OF ARAB LANDS: A HISTORY AND SOURCE BOOK. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1979. Hardcover, 8vo, xxx, 473 pages, 12 leaves of plates, illustrated, 25 cm. Edition: 1st edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Arab countries -- History -- Sources. Juifs – Etats arabes -- Histoire -- Sources. Joden. Judios -- Paises arabes -- Historia. Arab countries -- History -- Sources. Etats arabes -- Histoire -- Sources. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 431-451. Light wear. Very good
condition in Very Good Jacket. (Sef-16-14/SEF-9-4/SEF-9-4b) (ID
379. • Swartz, Merlin L. THE POSITION OF JEWS IN ARAB LANDS FOLLOWING THE RISE OF ISLAM: REPRINTED FROM: THE MUSLIM WORLD, LX, NO. 1, 1970. Beirut: Near East School OF Theology, , 1970. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 24 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews - Legal status, laws, etc. - Islamic Empire. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Slight creasing to corners. Clean text. In Very Good condition. (RAB-5-2) . (ID #18205) 40.00.
380. • Zohar, Tsevi. HEIRU PENE HA-MIZRAH: HALAKHAH VE-HAGUT ETSEL HAKHME YISRAEL BA-MIZRAH HA-TIKHON. Tel Aviv: Ha-Kibuts Ha-Meuhad, 2001. Paperback, 8vo. 479 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism – Middle East – history; Jewish law – Middle east – history; Sephardim – Middle East. SEREIS: Sifriyat "Helal Ben-Hayim. " English Title: Luminous face of the East: studies in the legal and religious thought of Sephardic rabbis of the Middle East. Ex library with bookplate. Very good condition. (SEF-10-8) (ID #20905) 30.00.
ISLAM & JUDAISM
381. • JUDAISM: A QUARTERLY JOURNAL. “ON JUDAISM AND ISLAM: THE ANTIPATHETIC SYMBIOSIS - A SPECIAL ISSUE.”. New York: American Jewish Congress, 1968. Softcover, 8vo, 125 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Relations -- Islam. Lightly bumped corners. Discoloration of cover. Good condition. (Sef-28-1) (ID #25124) 40.00.
382. • Brunschvig, Robert. L'ARGUMENTATION D'UN THÉOLOGIEN MUSULMAN DU XE SIÈCLE CONTRE LE JUDAÏSME. Barcelona: Consejo Superior DE Investigaciones Ciertíficas, 1954. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 225-241 pages (ie 16 pages) . In French. Reprinted from Homenaje a Millas-Vallicrose, Vol. 1. SUBJECT(S): Theology – Jewish; Theology – Muslim. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Brunschvig (1901-1990) was born in Bordeaux, and taught languages and literature there, and at Tunis and Algiers. In Paris, he was director of Institute of Islamic Studies at the Sorbonne. (Corcos, EJ) Inscribed by author. Top corner bumped, front cover has a spot where it looks like a sticker was torn off, very good condition. (MX-7-28) (ID #19342) 30.00.
383. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. JUDAISM IN ISLAM, BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE KORAN AND ITS COMMENTARIES. New York: Sepher-Hermon, 1980. New York, 1980. Paperback. 8vo. 265 pages. Katsh, who was born in Indura, Poland, was the son of Reuben Katz, later chief rabbi of Petah Tikvah. In 1967, he was elected president of Dropsie College (later University) . During visits to the Soviet Union, Hungary, and Poland in 1954 and 1958 he obtained microfilms of Hebrew manuscripts in Leningrad and Moscow. He published a number of essays on Hebrew and Jewish studies in U. S. Universities. In 1957 he founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities. Among Katsh's books are Judaism in Islam (1954; reprinted in 1962 under the title Judaism and the Koran, 1957) . He edited an anthology, Bar Mitzvah, Illustrated (1955) , and the Warsaw ghetto diary by C. A. Kaplan, Scroll of Agony (1965) . Among his other works are Torat ha-Yahasut shel Einstein ("Einstein's Theory of Relativity, " 1936) and Ginzei Mishnah (1970) . (EJ Editorial staff) SUBJECT(S): Islam - Relations - Judaism; Judaism - Relations - Islam. Very Good condition. (SEF-3-5B). (ID #25108) 30.00.
384. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. JUDAISM IN ISLAM, BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE KORAN AND ITS COMMENTARIES: SURAS II AND III. New York: Published for NYU By Bloch, 1954. Hardback, 8vo. Xxv, 265 pages. Frontispiece. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Islam - relations - Judaism; Judaism - relations - Islam; Koran. Surat al-Bagarah - commentaries; Koran. Surat Al`Imran - commentaries. "Grew out of ... [the author's] doctoral dissertation submitted in 1943 to the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning [under title: Aggadie background of the Qur'an, suras II and III]. " Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Has dust jacket, which is torn around the edges. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-13) x5 (ID #19591) 40.00.
385. • Lewis, Bernard and Martin S. Kramer. THE JEWISH DISCOVERY OF ISLAM: STUDIES IN HONOR OF BERNARD LEWIS. Tel Aviv: Moshe Dayan Center For Middle Eastern And African Studies, Tel Aviv University, 1999. Hardcover, 8vo, viii, 311 pages, 23 cm. Contents: Introduction; Martin Kramer -- Pedigree remembered, reconstructed, invented: Benjamin Disraeli between East and West; Minna Rozen – ‘Jew’ and Jesuit at the origins of Arabism: William Gifford Palgrave; Benjamin Braude -- Arminius Vambery: identities in conflict; Jacob M. Landau -- Abraham Geiger: a nineteenth-century Jewish reformer on the origins of Islam; Jacob Lassner -- Ignaz Goldziher on Ernest Renan: from orientalist philology to the study of Islam; Lawrence I. Conrad -- The death of an Orientalist: Paul Kraus from Prague to Cairo; Joel L. Kraemer -- The road from Mecca: Muhammad Asad (born Leopold Weiss) ; Martin Kramer -- The transplantation of Islamic studies from Europe to the Yishuv and Israel; Hava Lazarus-Yafeh -- The interaction of Judaic and Islamic studies in the scholarship of S. M. Stern; Shulamit Sela -- Evariste Levi-Provencal and the historiography of Iberian Islam; David J. Wasserstein. SUBJECT(S): Jewish scholars -- Biography -- Congresses. Islam -- Research -- Europe -- Congresses. Judaism -- Relations -- Islam -- Congresses. Islam -- Relations -- Judaism -- Congresses. Jodendom. Islam. Brings together the presentations made at a conference ... Convened at Tel Aviv University in June 1996. Includes bibliographical references and index. Lewis (1916-) is a “British-born historian of Islamic studies. Lewis received his Ph. D. From the University of London, then served in the British army and was attached later to a department of the Foreign Office. He was professor of history of the Near and Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London. Subsequently, he was appointed professor in the Cleveland E. Dodge Chair of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study. He retired from Princeton and the IAS in 1986. Lewis received many academic prizes and was awarded 15 honorary degrees. His studies have been translated into more than 25 languages. Most deal with Islamic history, chiefly Arab and Turkish, although he also translated poetry from Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, and Persian into English and served as editor of the second edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam. Among his numerous books are The Arabs in History; The Emergence of Modern Turkey; The Muslim Discovery of Europe; The Jews of Islam; Semites and Antisemites; The Political Language of Islam; Islam and the West; Cultures in Conflict: Christians, Muslims and Jews in the Age of Discovery; The Multiple Identities of the Middle East; Music from a Distant Drum; What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response; The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror; and From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East” (Itzkowitz and Landau in EJ, 2007) . Wear to binding. Light wear to edges and corners of cover. Very good condition. (Sef-19-14) (ID #25044) 200.00.
386. • Littman, David and Bat Yeor. PROTECTED PEOPLES UNDER ISLAM. Geneve, Suisse: Centre D’information Et De Documentation Sur Le Moyen-Orient, 1976. Softcover, 12mo, 12 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Dhimmis -- Legal status, laws, etc. Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Islamic countries. Arab countries -- Ethnic relations. Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Sef-13-24) (ID #24980) 45.00.
387. • Nettler, Ronald L. PAST TRIALS AND PRESENT TRIBULATIONS: A MUSLIM FUNDAMENTALIST'S VIEW OF THE JEWS. Oxford
[Etc]: Pergamon Press, 1987. Hardcover, 8vo, XI, 92 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Komentar in prevod dela: Ma’rakatuna Ma’a al-Yahud. Sayyid Qutb. Opombe pri vseh poglavjih. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Cobiss. Si – Izum, National & Univ. Library) . Lightly bumped corners. Very good condition. (Sef-32-6) (ID #25300) 75.00.
388. • Torrey, Charles Cutler. THE JEWISH FOUNDATION OF ISLAM. New York, Jewish Institute Of Religion Press, 1933. Softcover, 8vo, vii, 1, l, 164 pages, 26 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Islam -- Relations -- Judaism. Judaism -- Relations -- Islam. Jews -- Arabian Peninsula. Islam. Ontstaansgeschiedenis. Jodendom. Beinvloeding. Torrey (1863–1956) , was a “U. S. Bible scholar and Semitist. He was one of the founders of the American School of Archaeology in Jerusalem. Subsequent archaeological finds and advances in Semitic linguistics and in lower and higher biblical criticism have been damaging to many of Torrey’s contributions in the estimation of present-day scholarship. He developed an independent exegesis of the period of Ezra and Nehemiah in The Composition and Historical Value of Ezra-Nehemiah (1896) , Ezra Studies (1910; 1970) , and Chronicler's History of Israel (1954) . His thesis was that the bulk of the prophecy contained in the canonical Book of Ezekiel was pseudepigraphic, composed around 230 B. C. E. But purporting to date from the period of Manasseh (692–639 B. C. E. ) , and later in 200 B. C. E. Edited so as to appear to be an exilic work” (Garber in EJ 2007) . Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Discoloration to cover. Good condition. (Sef-30-14) (ID #25259) 125.00.
389. • Wasserstrom, Steven M. BETWEEN MUSLIM AND JEW. Problem of Symbiosis Under Early Islam. Princeton University Press, 1995. Hardcover, 328 pages. 9780691034553. Steven Wasserstrom undertakes a detailed analysis of the "creative symbiosis" that existed between Jewish and Muslim religious thought in the eighth through tenth centuries. Wasserstrom brings the disciplinary approaches of religious studies to bear on questions that have been examined previously by historians and by specialists in Judaism and Islam. His thematic approach provides an example of how difficult questions of influence might be opened up for broader examination.In Part I, "Trajectories," the author explores early Jewish-Muslim interactions, studying such areas as messianism, professions, authority, and class structure and showing how they were reshaped during the first centuries of Islam. Part II, "Constructions," looks at influences of Judaism on the development of the emerging Shi'ite community. This is tied to the wider issue of how early Muslims conceptualized "the Jew." In Part III, "Intimacies," the author tackles the complex "esoteric symbiosis" between Muslim and Jewish theologies. An investigation of the milieu in which Jews and Muslims interacted sheds new light on their shared religious imaginings. Throughout, Wasserstrom expands on the work of social and political historians to include symbolic and conceptual aspects of interreligious symbiosis. This book will interest scholars of Judaism and Islam, as well as those who are attracted by the larger issues exposed by its methodology. In fine condition in fine dust jacket. (SEF-22A-6) (ID #25056) 120.00.
390. • THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1) . 1998. Softcover, 8vo, Volume 1 Number 1 (April 1998) , 110 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- India -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Relations -- Hinduism -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Relations -- Buddhism -- Periodicals. Hinduism -- Relations -- Judaism -- Periodicals. Buddhism -- Relations -- Judaism -- Periodicals. Israel -- Relations -- India -- Periodicals. India -- Relations -- Israel -- Periodicals. Title from cover. “…grants from the Publications Fund Committee of the University of Saskatchewan, and the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Religious Studies, and Institute for Judaic Studies of Florida International University ...” Vols. For Apr. 1998- issued by: Dept. Of Religious Studies, University of Saskatchewan and Dept. Of Religious Studies, Florida International University. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of Buddhism” by Norbert M. Samuelson. “Buddhism on Rosenzweig” by Bibhuti S. Yadav. “Hindu Nationalism and the Israeli Experience” by Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn. “Crossing Borders, Maintaining Boundaries: The Life and Times of Farha, a Woman of the Baghdadi Jewish Diaspora (1870-1958) ” by Jael Silliman. Very good condition. (Sef-33-28) (ID #25333) 30.00.
391. • THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 1, NUMBER 2) . 1999. Softcover, 8vo, Volume 1, no. 2 (April 1999) , 155 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Hugo Bergman, Leo Baaeck and Martin Buber: Jewish Perspectives on Hinduism and Buddhism” by Miriam Dean-Otting. “Mystic Autobiography: A Case Study in Comparative Literary Analysis” by Diane M. Sharon. “Judeo-Arabic in India” by Brian Weinstein. Very good condition. (Sef-33-21) (ID #25326) 30.00.
392. • THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 3) . 2000. Softcover, 8vo, Volume 3 (April 2000) , 150 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Shingly in Cochin Jewish Memory and in Eyewitness Accounts” by Arthur M. Lesley. “Religious Observances of Bene Israel: Persistence and Refasioning of Tradition” by Joan G. Roland. “Abraham, the Easterners, and India: Jewish Interpretations of Genesis 25: 6” by Richard G. Marks. “Limit and Its Discontents: The Arising of Desire as Discussed by Patanjali and Isaac Luria” by Lyone S. Fein. “India and Israel: From Conflict to Convergence of Interests” by Dinesh Kumar. “India and the Holocaust: Perceptions of the Indian National Congress” by P. R. Kumaraswamy. Very good condition. (Sef-33-22) (ID #25327) 30.00.
393. • THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 4) . 2001. Softcover, 8vo, Volume 4 (June 2001) , 140 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Till the Women Finish Singing: Historical Overview of Cochin Jewish Women’s Malayalam Songs” by Barbara C. Johnson. “Differing Intentions in Vedic and Jewish Sacrifice” by Kathryn McClymond. “India and the Land of Israel: Between Jews and Indians in Ancient Times” by Meir Bar Ilan. “Jewish Traders in the Indian Ocean—Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries: A Review of Published Documents from the Cairo Genizah” by Brian Weinstein. “The Camp for Polish Refugee Children at Balachadi, Nawanagar” by Kenneth X. Robbins. Very good condition. (Sef-33-23) (ID #25328) 30.00.
394. • THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 5) . 2002. Softcover, 8vo, Number 5 (June 2002) , 92 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “The Jewish Background of Nissim Ezekiel’s Poetry” by R Raj Rao. “India, Israel and the David Cup Tie 1987” by P. R. Kumaraswany. “Jewish Pepper Trade of the Malabar Coast: The Rahabis” by Brain Weinstein. “The Land of Hard Bondage: The Lost Tribes in India” by Tudor Parfit. Very good condition. (Sef-33-24) (ID #25329) 30.00.
395. • THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (NUMBER 6) . 2003. Softcover, 8vo, Number 6 (June 2003) , 120 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Descended from Jewish Seed—Genetics and Jewish History in India: The Bene Israel and the Black Jews of Cochin” by Tudor Parfitt. “Further Studies in the Jewish Copper Plates of Cochin” by M. G. S. Narayanan. “Possibilities of Understanding Jewish Malayalam Folksongs” by Scaria Zacharia. “Silence, Shunya and Shiva: A Kashmir Shaiva Perspective” by L. N. Sharma. “Common Symbolic Patterns in Hebrew and Sanskrit Literature” by Giulio Busi. “The Home of One’s Own: Indian Jewish Fiction and the Problem of Bene Israel Identity” by Yulia Egorova. Very good condition. (Sef-33-25) (ID #25330) 30.00.
396. • THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 7-8) . 2004-2005. Softcover, 8vo, Volume 7-8 (Winter 2004-2005) , 124 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “The Influence of Indo-Judaic Studies in Israel, or The Salience of Spirituality” by Shalva Weil. “Jewish Experience in India, or the Making of an Idian Jewish Novel: A Reading of Esther David’s The Walled City” by D. Venkateswarlu. “India’s Jewish Geography as Described by Nineteenth-Century Traveler David D’Beth Hillel” by Alanna E. Cooper. “Existential and Metaphysical Perspectives on Opposition and Relations: a Comparative Study of Martin Buber and Basanta Kumar Mallik” by Madhuri Santanam Sondhi. “The Identity of a Mystic: The Case of Sa’id Sarmad, a Jewish-Yogi-Sufi Courtier of the Maghals” by Nathan Katz. Very good condition. (Sef-33-26) (ID #25331) 30.00.
397. • THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 9) . 2007. Softcover, 8vo, Volume 9 (Fall 2007) , 116 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “The Jews of Kerela and the Wheels of Indian Ocean Commerce, 800-1800 C. E. ” by Pius Malekandathil. “Desperate Passage to India” by Ruth Fredman Cernea. “Searching for the Ratu Hospital: Dreams and Judaism in the Imagining of Mizo Nationalism” by Myer Samra. “Sita and Sarah: Female Complementariry or Special Revelation” by Madhuri M. Yadlapati. “Competing Discourses: Nazis in Tibet and Jews in India” by Peter Levenda. Very good condition. (Sef-33-27) (ID #25332) 30.00.
398. • Ahir, D. C, editor. DR. AMBEDKAR ON JEWS AND NEGROES. ISBN: 8187190280. New Delhi, Bluemoon Books, 1998. Paperback, 21 cm, 30 pages. Contents: Preface I. Dr. Ambedkar on Jews and Negroes 1. Slavery in Rome 2. Jews and Servility 3. Negroes and Slavery 4. Slavery and Untouchability 5. Negroes in America 6. Slaves and Untouchables 7. Jews and Untouchables; Conclusion. Very Good Condition. (SEF-35-1) (ID #11152) 30.00.
399. • Ananda [Sic]. HINDU VIEW OF JUDAISM. New Delhi, APC, 1996. Cloth, 8vo, xx, 299 pages. Includes appendices, 23cm. A study in comparative religion from a Vivekanandan perspective. Historical aspects are dealt with and theologies compared and contrasted. Very good condition in very good jacket. (SEF-27-13) (ID #11154) 35.00.
400. • Benjamin, Joshua M. THE MYSTERY OF ISRAEL'S TEN LOST TRIBES AND THE LEGEND OF JESUS IN INDIA. New Delhi, Mosaic Books, 2001.Cloth, 8vo, ix, 150 pages. Includes tables, figures, references, & index. 23cm. ISBN: 8185399573. Very good condition in very good jacket. (SEF-27-14) (ID #11155) 30.00.
401. • Bhatti, Anil; & Johannes H. Voigt, editors. JEWISH EXILE IN INDIA 1933-1945. New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2001. Cloth 8vo, 195 pages. ISBN: 8173042373. While a considerable amount of international research on exile and emigration of persecuted Jews from central Europe, to North and South America and other parts of the western world and soviet Union was carried out in 1970s and 80s, almost no scholarly effort had, until now, been directed towards such migration to India. The present volume seeks to fill this gap in some measure. This volume has emerged from contributions by Indian, German, & Israeli scholars from a variety of disciplines presented at an interdisciplinary symposium held at New Delhi and papers invited by the editors subsequently. Untapped sources from British, German and Indian Archives have been analyzed in order to map out the political and social parameters of this emigration movement and its cultural and intellectual interpretations. (SEF-27-9) (ID #11151) 40.00.
402. • Fischel, Walter J. FROM COCHIN [INDIA] TO NEW YORK: SAMUEL ABRAHAM, THE JEWISH MERCHANT OF THE 18TH CENTURY (REPRINTED FROM THE HARRY AUSTRYN WOLFSON JUBILEE VOLUME) . Jerusalem:[American Academy For Jewish Research], 1965. Original paper wrappers, 8vo,  pages. Offprint. Abraham Samuel, (d. 1792) , was a “merchant in Cochin. Abraham, who was probably of Polish birth, arrived in Cochin in about 1757 and served both the Dutch and English East India Companies. Abraham chiefly traded in timber for shipbuilding and to a lesser extent in paper, rice, pepper, and iron. He advanced large loans to the Dutch and English companies. With other leading Jewish merchants, he was entrusted with confidential diplomatic missions by the Dutch governor. His house was a meeting place for local princes, dignitaries, and merchants. Abraham established the first known contact between the Jews of Cochin and those of the Western Hemisphere with a Hebrew letter to the Jewish congregation of New York (c. 1790) . It was accompanied by an outline history of the Jews in Malabar” (Fischel, EJ, 2007) Light stain and pen writing on cover, very good condition. (SEF-31-25) (ID #25283) 30.00.
403. • Fischel, Walter J. LEADING JEWS IN THE SERVICE OF PORTUGUESE INDIA (REPRINT FROM THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW, VOLUME XLVII, JULY, 1956) . [?]: Jewish Quarterly Review, 1956. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, Offprint, 20 pages (37 – 57) . Sections on Coge Abraham of Goa (16th Century) and Moses Tobias of Surat (18th century) . Pen wiritng on cover. Light wear, Very good condition. (SEF-31-35) (ID #25293) 25.00.
404. • Gaguin, Shemtob. THE JEWS OF COCHIN. [Ramsgate], [1953?]. Cloth, 8vo, 80 pages. In Hebrew with English title page. Illustrated with 5 pages of photographs. Rabbi Shemtob Gaguin was “a British Sephardic Rabbi and scion of a famous Moroccan Rabbinical dynasty which emigrated to Palestine from Spain at the time of the Inquisition”. He was “appointed Ecclesiastical Chief (Haham) and Ab Beth Din of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews in England in 1920” (Wikipedia) . Contents: The Exiles of Israel. The Lost Ten Tribes. Jewish Travellers. Letter of Bene Moshe. Joseph Rabban. Exile of Yemenite Jews. Correspondence between Rabbi Rahabi and Rabbi Boaz. Black and White Jews. The Jews of Cochin – Their Origin and Discovery. Customs of Cochin Jewry. The Symagogue of Cochin with its two “Teboth”. Eight Interesting Responsa. Simchat Torah in Cochin. The Long Kadish. Habdalah in Cochin. Circumcision. Chair of Elijah. Circumcision of Proselytes and Slaves. Marriages. Purim. Poems for Rosh Hashanah. Kippur. Simhat Torah. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (Netherlands, Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam) Binding solid. Staining to covers, damp stain and buckling to pages. Non-archival tape on spine. Fair condition, but solid. (SEF-27-26) (ID #25242) 75.00.
405. • Goodman, Hananya, editor. BETWEEN JERUSALEM AND BENARES: COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN JUDAISM AND HINDUISM. Delhi, Sri Satguru Publications, 1997. Cloth, 8vo, xiii, 344 pages. Includes tables, notes, & index. 23cm. The book stands at the crossroads between Jerusalem and Benares and opens a long awaited conversation between two ancient religious traditions. It represents the first serious attempt by a group of eminent scholars of Judaic and Indian studies to take seriously the cross-cultural resonance among the Judaic and Hindu traditions. The essays in the first part of the volume explore the historical connections and influences between the two traditions, including evidence of borrowed elements and the adaptation of Jewish Indian communities to Hindu culture. The essays in the second part focus primarily on resonance between particular conceptual complexes and practices in the two traditions, including comparative analyses of representations of Veda and Torah, legal formulations of dharma and halakhah and conceptions of union with the Divine in Hindu Tantra and Kabbalah. Contents include: Acknowledgments Preface by David Shulman; 1. Introduction: Judaism and Hinduism: Cultural Resonances by Hananya Goodman; 2. The Love and Hate of Hinduism in the Work of Jewish Scholars by Wendy Doniger Part I: HISTORICAL ENCOUNTERS; 3. Lexical Borrowings in Biblical Hebrew from Indian Languages as Carriers of Ideas and Technical Concepts by Chaim Rabin; 4. Abraham and the Upanishads by David Flusser; 5. Between Jews and Greeks: The Indian Model by Francis Schmidt; 6. A Hindu Response to the Written Torah by D. Dennis Hudson; 7. Yom Kippur: The Festival of Closing the Doors by Shalva Weil Part II: CULTURAL RESONANCES; 8. Veda Torah: The Word Embodied in Scripture by Barbara A. Holdrege; 9. From Dharma to Law by Bernard S. Jackson; 10. Union and Unity in Hindu Tantrism by Elizabeth Chalier-Visuvalingam; 11. Union and Unity in Kabbalah by Charles Mopsik; & 12. Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and Sri Aurobindo: Towards a Comparison by Margaret Chatterjee Contributors. ISBN: 8170305225 . (SEF-27-15) (ID #11157) 40.00.
406. • Israel, Benjamin J. THE BENE ISRAEL OF INDIA: SOME STUDIES. Delhi, Orient Longman, 1984. Cloth, 8vo, 248 pages. ISBN: 0861314557 The studies in this volume deal with the history and religious evolution, as well as some social and demographic aspects of the Bene Israel, a small community of Jews who have lived for many centuries on the west coast of India, just south of Bombay. The author attempts to analyze its reunification with world Jewry since the eighteenth century, and its strong Indian character in relation to its assimilation in Israel. The number of Bene Israel in India has dwindled over the discrimination and persecution elsewhere, they demonstrate how a minority community can live with honor and in complete harmony with fellow Indians. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (SEF-27-8) (ID #11158) 45.00.
407. • Israel, Rachanel Rukmini. THE JEWS OF INDIA: THEIR STORY. New Delhi, Mosaic Books, 2002. Paperback, 25 cm, 82 pages. Includes bibliography & glossary. This book is a simple account of the Jews of India--- the story of their arrival in the country, their religious beliefs and customs, and their integration into Indian society. While addressed essentially to young people, the book will also serve to introduce adult readers to this minutest of Indian 'minorities. ' Incidentally, it will also provide young Indian Jews an account of their place in the vast mosaic of Indian society and their significance as an Indian community, despite their small numbers. ISBN: 8190129708. (SEF-27-10) (ID #11159) 25.00.
408. • Katz, Nathan, editor. STUDIES OF INDIAN JEWISH IDENTITY. New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 1999. Cloth, 8vo, 203 pages. Includes tables & plates. 23cm. The Seven contributions in this volume analyze the historical, social and religious identity in three distinct communities of Indian Jews: the Cochin Jews, the Bene Israel and the "Baghdadi" Jews. This book is an attempt at 'self definition'. It raises basic questions like-who the Jews of India are, are they Jewish or Indian? It then proceeds to answer them by delving deep into cultural mechanisms by which India's Jews came to define themselves and how they were defined by others. In doing this it explores the conditions by which a group's identity is established and maintained, how it responds to changing conditions and how it anticipates and structures a future. ISBN: 8173040710. (SEF-27-11) (ID #11160) 35.00.
409. • Koder, S. S. and Fiona Hallegua. KERALA AND HER JEWS. Kerala, 1984. Softcover, 8vo, 16 pages, illustrated, 30 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews --India --Kerala --History. Kerala (India) --History. “Read before the Kerala History Convention on 18.5.1965.” “This short history is compiled from a paper read by Mr. S. S. Koder before the Kerala History Association in 1965, his article in the Souvenir printed on the occasion of the inauguration of the Nehru Memorial Town Hall, Mattancherri in 1968 and Miss Fiona Hallegua’s thesis “The Jewish community of Cochin - its twlight [sic] years” for her Master's degree in Sociology written in 1984”-Title page verso. Koder (1907-1994) was a “Jewish communal leader in Cochin (Kochi) . He was educated in Cochin and at Madras University, after which he entered the family business. For 12 years he represented the Jews of Cochin in the Cochin Legislative Assembly. He was honorary consul for the Netherlands and on his retirement received a knighthood of the Order of Nassau. Koder held high office in Rotary International and the Freemasons. In 1968 he presided at the 400th anniversary of Cochin’s famous Paradeis synagogue, which was attended by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Koder was the author of a number of articles on the history of Cochin Jewry. He succeeded his father, Samuel Shabdai Koder, as leader of the community and president of the South India Jewish Association (Gourgey and Parfitt in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-19-7) (ID #25037) 30.00.
410. • Strizower, Schifra. THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL: THE BENE ISRAEL OF BOMBAY. Oxford, B. Blackwell, 1971. Hardcover, 8vo, xiv, 176 pages, 23 cm. Series: Pavilion series. Social anthropology. SUBJECT (S): Bene-Israel. Based on a thesis, University of London. American edition published under title: The Bene Israel of Bombay. Bibliography on pages 169-170. In dust jacket. Articles included. Very good condition. (Sef-33-14) (ID #25320) 30.00.
411. • Yohanan Ben, David. INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES: SOME PAPERS. New Delhi, Northern Book Centre, 2002 . Cloth, 23 cm, vi, 126 pages. Contents include: Introduction. 1. Gandhi and the Zionists (including C. F. Andrews and the Jews) . 2. The Jews of India. 3. Art. 4. From the archives. Indo-Judaic Studies has been gathering momentum ever since India and Israel established full diplomatic relations some ten years ago. This book is an important historical contribution to the subject as it contains hitherto unpublished material gleaned mainly from public and private archives in India and Israel. The author presents Mahatma Gandhi and C. F. Andrews in a new light. He traces the "lost" periods of the Bene Israel sojourn in India: their early settlement; the medieval and Moghul periods; and their heyday under the Marathas. The section on art deals with a fabulous collection that contains Indian miniatures and manuscripts taken by Nadir Shah when he took the Koh-i-noor and the Peacock throne. The diary kept by the Zionist emissary to India in 1936, Dr. Olsvanger, is published in full in English translation together with his correspondence with Pandit Nehru. The reader is introduced to the papers of Hermann Kallenbach, Gandhi's soul friend, and gets a peep into Indian and Israeli archives with one document going back to 1826." ISBN: 8172111312 . Very good condition in very good jacket. (SEF-27-12) (ID #11166) 40.00.
412. • Eber, Irene; and Gilboa, Violet. CHINA AND THE JEWS: A SAMPLING OF HARVARD LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR THE STUDY OF JEWISH LIFE IN CHINA AND CHINESE-JEWISH RELATIONS: EXHIBITION, 16 AUGUST--24 SEPTEMBER 1992, WIDENER UNIVERSITY, HARVARD LIBRARY. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Library, 1992. Paper Wrappers, 4to 42 pages. 28 cm. Includes illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- China -- Exhibitions. Jews -- China -- Library resources -- Exhibitions. " A publication of the Max and Irene Engel Levy Judaica Book Fund. " Very Good Condition. (ID #25447) 75.00.
413. • Goldstein, Jonathan. THE JEWS OF CHINA: A SOURCEBOOK AND RESEARCH GUIDE. New York, London, M. E. Sharpe, 2000. Cloth, 8vo. 202 pages. ISBN 076501052. Brand New, Perfect Condition. (comhist-16-33) (ID #25442) 55.00.
414. • Goldstein, Jonathan. Schwartz, Benjamin I. THE JEWS OF CHINA, VOLUME ONE: HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE. Edited and with an Introduction by Jonathan Goldstein, Concluding Essay by Benjamin I. Schwartz. New York, London, M. E. Sharpe, 1999. 8vo, 308 pages. Softcover, Very Good condition. (comhist-16-32) (ID #25441) 45.00.
415. • Haga, Uziel. ספר הברית החדש : עם הנהר סמבטיון במדינת חינא SEFER HA-BERIT HE-HADASH: IM HA-NAHAR SAMBATYON BI-MEDINAT HINA. Lodz:yitshak Shlomovits, Bi-Defus M. Tsederboi), 1911. Modern Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 56 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. “On the life and customs of the Jews of China. ” Following a petition to American President McKinley for a permit to tour China to research the roots and customs of the Chinese Jews, Uziel Haga accompanied the U. S. Armed Forces on an expedition in 1901. Haga present here a comprehensive description of Chinese life and customs, including a prayer for recitation during the Seven Days of Mourning. The Author maintains that the Jews of Kaifeng in Hunan Province are descendants of the exiled Ten Lost Tribes – most particularly, the Tribe of Asher. The author was suspected of espionage and was imprisoned by the Boxers where he died after suffering torture. SUBJECT(S): Lost tribes of Israel. Jews -- China. Geographic: China -- Ethnic relations. Originally published in 1900 under title: Metsiat aseret ha-shevatim. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Lacks original green wrappers. Bumped corners. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Sef-28-6) (ID #25129) 275.00.
415A. • Jewish Community Centre
416. • James R. Ross. ESCAPE TO SHANGHAI: A JEWISH COMMUNITY IN CHINA.
Macmillan Free Press, 1994. Cloth, 8vo, 298 pages. ISBN 0029273757 (ID #25448) 30.00.
417. • Loewenthal, Rudolf; Pollak, Michael. THE SINO-JUDAIC BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF RUDOLF LOEWENTHAL: TIAO CHIN CHIAO. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1988. Paperback, . 8vo, 398 pages. ISBN 0878209107. Very Good Condition (comhist-16-37) (ID #25446) 30.00.
417A. • Pollak, Michael, . MANDARINS, JEWS, AND MISSIONARIES: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN THE CHINESE EMPIRE. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1980. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, xviii, 436 pages. Includes illustrations, 25 cm. Includes index. The oldest extant records of Jews in China are a letter written around 718 A.D. in Judeo-Persian (Persian written with Hebrew letters) on paper that was made in China, and a selihah (Hebrew penitential prayer) from the eighth or ninth century composed of Hebrew scriptures (pictures of both on pp. 262-63). After sifting through a great mass of literature on the subject, Pollak concludes that the Jews of Kaifeng probably began to arrive between 960 and 1126 A.D., building the first synagogue in 1163 (chap. 13). The settlement in Kaifeng was probably the largest, and certainly the most visible, Jewish settlement in China, numbering up to a few thousand. This community maintained contact with the Jewish world outside China until the sixteenth century, when the Ming dynasty forbade such contact. There continued to be a synagogue (rebuilt at least three times) until the 1860s, by which time services were not being held, and destitute members of the kehillah (community) sold off the building materials to ameliorate their poverty, which had been brought on by a flood.Bibliography on pages. 356-363. Subjects: Jews--China--History. Missions--China. China--History. Gilt lettering on spine, colored end papers with map, very good condition in very good jacket. (Comhist5-13) (ID #19770) 35.00.
418. • Michael Pollak. THE JEWS OF DYNASTIC CHINA: A CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1993. Paperback, 8vo, 236 pages. Very Good Condition. (comhist-16-36) (ID #25445) 60.00.
419. • Perront Nadine. ETRE JUIF EN CHINE: L'HISTOIRE EXTRAORDINAIRE DES COMMUNAUTÉS DE KAIFENG ET DE SHANGHAI. Paris, Albin Michel, 1998. Paperback, 12mo, 221 pages. ISBN 2226099700. (comhist-16-39) Fine Condition. (ID #25449) 30.00.
420. • Rotenberg, Joseph. FUN VARSHE BIZ SHANKHAY: NOTITSN FUN A POLET. Meksike [i.e. Mexico City]: Shelomoh Mendelson-fond bay der gezelshaft fun kultur un hilf, 1948. Cloth, 8vo, 400 pages, 20 cm. In Yiddish. Title on verso of title page: "De Varsovia hasta Changhai. " Subjects: World War, 1939-1945--Refugees. Refugees, Jewish--Personal narratives. Mexico City (SEF-27-29) . Light wear to cloth, Good+ Condition. (ID #10913-4-5) 70.00.
421. • Sidney Shapiro. JEWS IN OLD CHINA: STUDIES BY CHINESE SCHOLARS. ISBN 0882549960. New York, Hippocrene Books, 1984. Cloth, 8vo, 204 pages. Very Good Condition. (comhist-16-34) (ID #25443) 30.00.
422. • White, William Charles; Ronald I Williams. CHINESE JEWS: A COMPILATION OF MATTERS RELATING TO THE JEWS OF K`AI-FÊNG FU. Hardcover, 8vo, Toronto: University of Toronto. 1966.Cloth. Small 4to. Viii, 211, 186, 228 pages. Illustrated. Second edition. The present edition of this book is reproduced almost exactly as the original, with the three parts bound into one volume, and with the important addition of an essay on a Chinese illuminated scroll of Esther by the noted Judaic scholar, Cecil Roth. The new edition also includes an updated bibliography and a list of minor corrections. First published in three parts in 1942 by the University of Toronto Press. SUBJECT(S): Jews – China – Kaifeng Xian. CONTENTS: Historical; Inscriptional; Genealogical. The first evidence of Jews in China dates from the early eighth century. Later, Jews came by way of Mid Eastern trade route, and the first permanent Jewish settlement in China, whose descendants are still present in K'ai Feng, was in the ninth of tenth century. Their numbers grew large enough to be noticed by the central government in the mid 1300s. After the first early settlers, though, no new Jewish communities were created in China until the 1800s; consequently, the K'ai Feng Jews were diluted through, intermarriage with the Chinese, both in religion and ethnicity over the centuries. (EJ, 2007) Very good + condition in Very Good jacket. Beautiful copy. (ComHist-16-13) (ID #23358) 100.00.
423. • Another Copy. Very Good Condition, lacking the dust jaclet. (comhist-16-42) (ID #25437) 80.00.
THE CARRIBBEAN & LATIN AMERICA
425. • (CURAÇAO) GUIDEBOOK: THE HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE OF THE UNITED NETHERLANDS PORTUGUESE CONGREGATION "MIKVÉ ISRAEL-EMANUEL" OF CURAÇAO. Curaçao: The Congregation, 1995?. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 33 pages. Photograph illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues – Netherlands Antilles – Willemstad; Jews – Netherlands Antilles – Curaçao – history; Congregation Mikvé Israel-Emanuel (Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles) – history; Willemstad (Netherlands Antilles) – buildings, structures, etc. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Slight shelf wear near spine, very good condition. (MX-7-6) (ID #19319) 30.00.
426. • (Haiti) Loker, Zvi. SIMON ISAAC HENRIQUEZ MORON, HOMME D’AFFAIRES DE LA GRAND’ANSE: (ESQUISSE) . Haiti: Les Ateliers Fardin, 1979. Softcover, 12mo, 12 pages, 21 cm. In French. SUBJECT (S) ; Jews -- Haiti -- Moron. Moron, Simon Isaac Henriquez. Moron (Haiti) -- History. Cover title. “Tire a part de la revue de la Societe haitienne d’histoire de geographie et de geologia, no. 125, decembre 1979” Other Titles: Revue de la Societe haitienne d’histoire, de geographie et de geologie. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Univ of FL) . Signed and note by author on first page. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-6) (ID #25204) 50.00.
427. • Blajberg, Israel. SOLDADOS QUE VIERAM DE LONGE: OS 42 HERÓIS BRASILEIROS JUDEUS DA 2A GUERRA MUNDIAL [Soldiers who had come from Afar: the 42 Jewish Brazilian heroes of World War II]. Hardcover, 8vo, Resende, Brazil: Academy of Terrestrial Military History of Brazil - AHIMTB, 2008. Paperback, 8vo, 284 pages. Includes over 225 photos and portraits, a majority in color. 22 cm. In Portuguese. Includes Sephardic and Ashkenazi soldiers. In January 1942, Brazil broke relations with the Axis at the Rio conference, and entered the war officially in August of that year, unlike Argentina, which declared war when Germany was collapsing in late March 1945. This book tells the story of its Jewish soldiers in the War. In new Condition. (MX-33-17) (ID #21167) 40.00.
428. • Cohen, Martin A. THE MARTYR; THE STORY OF A SECRET JEW AND THE MEXICAN INQUISITION IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1973. Cloth, 8vo, xv, 373 pages. Illustrated. First Edition. SUBJECT (S): Inquisition -- Mexico -- History -- 16th century. Jews -- Mexico -- History -- 16th century. Jews -- Mexico -- Biography. Inquisición -- México Judíos en México Inquisition -- Mexique. Juifs -- Mexique. Joden. Inquisitie. Carvajal, Luis de, 1566-1596. Bibliography: p. -357. Very good condition in very good jacket. (SEF-27-16) (ID #25232) 30.00.
429. • Cohen, Robert, editor. THE JEWISH NATION IN SURINAM--HISTORICAL ESSAYS. Amsterdam, . Wrappers, Very Good Condition; Oblong 8vo; 103 pages; A wonderful book the this dynamic Jewish community in Dutch South America. Includes 3-page bibliography. (Comhist14-1) (ID #24204) 30.00.
430. • Klooster, Wim. THE DUTCH IN THE AMERICAS, 1600-1800: A NARRATIVE HISTORY WITH THE CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION OF RARE PRINTS, MAPS, AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY. Providence, R. I.: John Carter Brown Library, 1997. Paperback, 4to, xviii, 101 pages, 8 pages of colored plates: illustrated (some color) , maps, 29 cm. Some material on Jews. Contents: 1. The birth of the Dutch Republic and the world war against Habsburg Spain -- 2. The West India Company -- 3. The Dutch in Brazil: a peerless prince in Pernambuco -- 4. Images and knowledge of the New World -- 5. "In some future day it may be thought of more importance": Dutch contributions to North American history -- 6. The Guianas and the Caribbean Islands. SUBJECT(S): Dutch Americans -- History -- Exhibitions. Dutch -- America -- History -- Exhibitions. Nederlanders. West-Indische Compagnie. John Carter Brown Library -- Exhibitions. America -- Discovery and exploration -- Dutch -- Exhibitions. America -- History -- To 1810 -- Exhibitions. "Exhibition sites: The John Carter Brown Library, Providence, Rhode Island, May 9 to September 15, 1997; the Equitable Gallery, New York, New York, January 22 to April 4, 1998"—Title page verso. "Chronological lists of works in the catalogue" on pages 80-93. "Alphabetical lists of works in the catalogue" on pages 94-96. Includes bibliographical references on pages 97-98 and index. Light wear to edges of cover and binding. Very good condition. (Sef-25-3) (ID #25201) 30.00.
431. • (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) Relkin, Stanley T. ; Abrams, Monty R. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE HEBREW CONGREGATION OF ST. THOMAS: CONGREGATION OF BLESSING AND PEACE AND LOVING DEEDS [K.K. BERAKHAH VE-SHALOM U-GEMILUT HASADIM]. St. Thomas, V. I.: Hebrew Congregation OF St. Thomas., 1983. Paper wrappers, 4to. 32 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Virgin Islands of the United States – history; Congregation of Blessing and Peace and Loving Deeds (Charlotte Amalie, V. I. ) ; Virgin Islands of the United States – ethnic relations. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Creases in the corners of the front cover, quarter inch long tear along the top of the back cover, very good condition. (MX-7-26) (ID #19340) 30.00.
SHEARITH ISRAEL (IN NEW YORK)
432. • David De Sola Pool; Tamar De Sola Pool. AN OLD FAITH IN THE NEW WORLD: PORTRAIT OF SHEARITH ISRAEL, 1654-1954. New York: Columbia University Press, 1955. Cloth. 4to. 595 pages. Illustrated. Includes b/w illustrations, constitutions of Shearith Israel 1728, 1761, Servants of the Congregation, Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution, Honor Roll, notes, glossary and references, reading list, bibliography, index of illustrations, index. SUBJECT (S): Judaism-United States-New York State-Congregation Shearith Israel. Shearith Israel—the “Remnant of Israel”—is the oldest Jewish congregation on the mainland of North America. Born in remote Colonial days when the first Jewish settlers worshipped together in a candle-lit room of a New Amsterdam home, it is now, three hundred years later, a symbol of the continuity of the Jewish attachment to America. What Shearith Israel began in 17th-century New York was something new—a forerunner, in a sense, of the Jewish “melting pot” that has broken down in this country the barriers Jews had carried with them from Europe, not only between Sephardim and Ashkenazim, but between German and East European Jews, between Lithuanian and Galician Jews, dissolving the old strictures which kept them apart socially, in their worship, and sometimes even in pursuit of their livelihoods. This breakdown, which we now take for granted, was consummated only in the past half century, after the arrival of the majority of Jewish immigrants. But the evidence that it was inevitable in the American environment is to be found in the earlier experience of Shearith Israel. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear on binding and corners of cover. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (AMRN-14-16) . (ID #21314) 30.00.
432A. • B’SIMAN TOB. New York: Shearith Israel, 1969. Paper wrappers, large square 8vo,  pages. Fundraising booklet describing the need for the Synagogue to expand their facility, including a library , auditorium, and school, and space to adequately display their historic treasures. Includes pictures of some of those treasures, as well as an architectural plan for the new space. Light wear. Good + condition. (SEF-35-12) (ID #25346) 30.00.
433. • CELEBRATING THE SUCCESSFUL CULMINATION OF THE CAPITAL AND ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN OF CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL AND HONORING NORMAN S. BENZAQUEN, CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN. WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 2000, THE LOTUS CLUB, NEW YORK CITY. New York: Shearith Israel, 2000. Paper wrappers, tall and narrow 8vo,  pages. Cover photograph of the Ner Tamid in the Shearith Israel sanctuary. Front and back pages printed on a translucent paper with illustration of the synagogue building and emblem. Very good condition. (SEF-35-9) (ID #25343) 30.00.
434. • CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE SISTERHOOD OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL 1896 – 1996. New York: Shearith Israel, 1996. Paper wrappers, square 8vo, 24 pages. Cover illustration of the seal of the congregation. Includes highlights of ten decades of Sisterhood history. Very good condition. (SEF-35-11) (ID #25345) 30.00.
435. • CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL COMMEMORATIVE BUILIDING CENTENNIAL ENVELOPE. Congregation Shearith Israel, 1997. Envelope, with silk “cachet” printed with illustration of the Aron Kodesh and Torahs, with gold leaf border. In celebration of the centennial of the current synagogue building on Central Park West. Addressed to “America’s First Jewish Congregation’, with Hanukkah stamp. In protective mylar sleeve. In fine condition. (SEF-35-13) (ID #25347) 30.00.
436. • Angel, Marc. FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH: LECTURES FROM SHEARITH ISRAEL. Brooklyn, NY: Published For Congregation Shearith Israel By Sepher-Hermon Press, 1998. Softcover, 8vo, viii, 195 pages, 23 cm. Contents: Tradition and change: celebrating 100 years of sisterhood; Judith S. Kaye -- A centennial of service: social activism and the sisterhood of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue; Fortuna Calvo-Roth -- The religious vision of Rev. Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes; Marc D. Angel -- A venerable congregation in a new building: a look into the life of Shearith Israel in 1897; Jeffrey Gurock -- An appreciation of Justice Benjamin Nathan Cordozo; Judith S. Kaye -- Architecture and visual arts of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York City; Ronda Angel Arking -- The universalistic vision of Judaism; Marc D. Angel -- Judaism and the values of modernity; Walter S. Wurzburger -- Praise the Lord, all you nations: a study of Psalm 117; Hayyim Angel – Maimonides’ commentary on Mishnah Hagigah, II. I; Menachem Kellner -- Guilt from, guilt towards; Reuven Bulka -- The challenge of modernity to the Jewish people: Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik’s covenantal response; Howard Joseph -- The Septuagint: the first translation of the Torah and its effects; Louis H. Feldman -- Why didn’t he do it?: an analysis of why David did not kill Saul; Hayyim Angel -- The university and the Jewish student; Norman Adler. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim -- New York (State) -- New York -- History. Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- History. Judaism. Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) . Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (Sef-25-23) (ID #25221) 30.00.
437. • Angel, Marc D. REMNANT OF ISRAEL: A PORTRAIT OF AMERICA’S FIRST JEWISH CONGREGATION [SHEARITH ISRAEL]. New York: Riverside, 2004. Cloth, 4to, 189 pages. Warmly inscribed by the author, to a congregant. One of a limited edition of 250. Printed on high quality paper, Illustrated throughout in color and black and white photographs, facsimiles, and reproductions. Like new condition in near fine jacket. (SEF-31-22) (ID #25280) 30.00.
438. • Congregation Shearith Israel. AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL EXHIBITION. New York, 1976. Stapled Softcover, 4to, 12 pages. Listing of the objects shown at the exhibition. Simple xerographic production. Light wear to edges. Coloring to front cover. Good condition. (Sef-33-18) (ID #25323) 35.00.
439. • Congregation Shearith Israel. CEREMONY OF RECONSECRATION OF THE CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK. New York, 1980. Softcover, 12mo, 16 pages, 22 cm. Text in English and Hebrew. Full title: "Ceremony of Reconsecration of the Congregation Shearith Israel in the City of New York: The Spanish and Portugese Synagogue on the Two Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of The First Mill Street Synagogue, 1730, Marking also the 325th Anniversary of the Congregation". SUBJECT (S): New York (N. Y) -- Synagogues -- Congregation Shearith Israel. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NY Hist Soc) . Very good condition. (Sef-25-22) (ID #25220) 45.00.
440. • Congregation Shearith Israel. RECEPTION IN HONOR OF REVEREND AND MRS. A. LOPES CARDOZO: SUNDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11, 1984, HESHVAN 17, 5745. New York: Congregation Shearith Israel, 1984. Softcover, 16 pages, illustrated, 22 cm. In English with Hebrew texts for songs. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim -- New York (State) -- New York. Sephardim -- Suriname. Cardozo, Abraham Lopes. Cardozo, Irma M. Lopes, 1924-. Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) . Includes two letters from the Nederlandsch Portugeesch Israelitische Gemeente in Suriname and the Gouvernement van Suriname. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NYPL) . Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-33-11) (ID #25317) 40.00.
441. • Congregation Shearith Israel. SERVICE OF RECONSECRATION. New York: Congregation Shearith Israel, 1954. Softcover, 8vo, 20 pages, 26 cm. SUBJECT (S): New York (State) . Congregation Shearith Israel -- Anniversary services. Cover title. English and Hebrew texts on opposite pages. Congregation Shearith Israel in the City of New York, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue on the three hundred anniversary of the settlement of Jews in America and the founding of the congregation. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, Hebrew Union, Nat Libr of Israel) . Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-25/ Sef-32-11) (ID #25223/25305) 50.00.
442. • Congregation Shearith Israel. ORDER OF SERVICE ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSECRATION OF ITS MILL STREET SYNAGOGUE. New York: the Congregation, 1930. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 4 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews – United States – New York. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Pages lightly darkened at edges, very good condition. (SEF-10-2) (ID #20899) 30.00.
443. • (De Sola Pool, Tamar) Angel, Marc; Gaon, Solomon. HOMAGE TO TAMAR: ON HER NINETIETH BIRTHDAY. New York City: Tenny Graphics, Inc, 1980. Comb bound, 8vo. SUBJECT (S): Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, NY) – history; Pool, Tamar de Sola. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Tamar de Sola Pool (1893-1981) was the wife of David de Sola Pool, who was a rabbi at Congregation Shearrith Israel, which is the oldest synagogue in the United States, from 1907 to 1956. He also served as prisident of the New York Board of Rabbis, founded the Jewish Education Committee of New York, and held several other local, national, and international positions. “Mrs. Pool was national president of Hadassah from 1939 to 1943 and held executive positions with several other national and world Jewish organizations, among them the American Jewish Committee, the World Zionist Organization, and Youth Aliyah. ”(EJ) Small spots on cover, very good condition. (AMR-15-8) (ID #18637) 50.00.
444. • Harte, Bret. THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP; AND OTHER SKETCHES. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co. ; Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1871. Hardcover, 12mo, iv, 256 pages, 18 cm. Contents: Sketches. Luck of Roaring Camp ; Outcasts of Poker Flat ; Miggles -- Tennessee's partner ; Idyl of Red Gulch ; Brown of Calaveras ; High-water mark ; Lonely ride ; Man of no account -- Stories. Mliss ; Right eye of the commander ; Notes by flood and field -- Bohemian papers. Mission Dolores ; John Chinaman ; From a back window ; Boonder. The author was the grandson of Bernard Hart (1763-1855) , an American merchant and was also the nephew of Congressman Emanuel B. Hart. “By the time of Bernard Hart's [Bret’s grandfather’s] second marriage, in 1806, to Rebecca Seixas, niece of hazzan Gershom Mendes Seixas, [Bernard] Hart had become parnas of Shearith Israel Congregation in New York, a post which he held for three years. He was active in the affairs of the congregation for many years, especially in its burial society. Hart is reported to have served as a quartermaster in the New York State Militia in 1787, and as a major during the War of 1812. He was a member of the committees which established the first New York Exchange office in 1792, and the New York Stock and Exchange Board in 1817, serving as secretary of the latter 1831-53" (Bertram Wallace Korn in EJ) . SUBJECT(S): Western stories. Short stories, American. Wear to cover binding. Wear and light chipping to corners of cover and binding. Good condition. (Sef-13-10) (ID #24966) 30.00.
446. • Pool, David De Sola. THE MILL STREET SYNAGOGUE (1730-1817) OF THE CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL (FOUNDED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN 1655) . New York, 1930. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages. Illustrated. De Sola Pool was a U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. He was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works. His works include: The Kaddish (1909; 19643) ; Hebrew Learning Among the Puritans of New England Prior to 1700 (1911) ; Capital Punishment Among the Jews (1916) ; Portraits Etched in Stone: Early Jewish Settlers, 1682–1831 (1952) ; An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel, 1654–1954 (1955) ; Why I Am a Jew (1957) ; and Is There an Answer?: An Inquiry in Some Human Dilemmas (1966) , the last three with his wife, TAMAR DE SOLA POOL (1893–1981) . Mrs. Pool was national president of Hadassah from 1939 to 1943 and held executive positions with several other national and world Jewish organizations, among them the American Jewish Committee, the World Zionist Organization, and Youth Aliyah. (Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica) . OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. From the libary of Abraham Katsch, with his personal bookplate. Small chip to corner, repaired with archival tape on inside of front cover. Otherwise in Good + condition. (MX-33-12). (ID #17949) 75.00.
447. • Pool, David De Sola. THE MILL STREET SYNAGOGUE (1730-1817) OF THE CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL (FOUNDED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN 1655) . Reprint of the 1930 Edition. New York, 1980. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages. Illustrated. Very Good condition. (SEF-23-22). (ID #25112) 75.00.
448. • Pool, David De Sola. The SEVENTIETH STREET SYNAGOGUE OF THE CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL: FOUNDED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN 1655: THE STORY OF A BUILDING ON THE OCCASION OF ITS JUBILEE. New York, 1947. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 40 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT(S): Synagogues - New York (State) - New York; Jews - New York (State) - New York. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Very slight bumping to spine. Very minor creasing to corners. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-7-12). (ID #17945) 60.00.
449. • Pool, David De Sola. BIRKAT HAMAZON FROM THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION LUNCHEON OF CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL 1897 – 1997. SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1997. New York: Union Of Sephardic Congregations, 1997. Paper wrappers, 16mo, 54 pages. Traditional Birkat Hamazon, Grace After Meals, according to the custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. Printed on cover: photo of Kiddush cup from the congregational Habdalah set, and pattern from the Torah cover. Very good condition. (SEF-35-10) (ID #25344) 30.00.
450. • Pool, David De Sola. TWO SERMONS TO THE CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL, THE SPANISH AND PORTUGESE SYNAGOGUE IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK. Mt. Gilead, N. C.: M. Richter, 1965. Softcover, 8vo, 12 pages, 26 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jewish sermons. Cover title. Includes sermon delivered on the author's 80th birthday, May 15, 1965 and his inaugural sermon, delivered Dec. 21, 1907. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Light bumping to corners. Excellent condition. (Sef-32-10) (ID #25304) 35.00.
451. • Rabbinical Council Of America. RABBI DAVID DE SOLA POOL: A SPECIAL ISSUE (TRADITION: A JOURNAL OF ORTHODOX JEWISH THOUGHT VOLUME 30, NO. 1 FALL 1995) . New York: Rabbinical Council Of America, 1995. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 102 pages. De Sola Pool was the longtime leader of Shearith Israel, the oldest Sefardic congregation in the US. Guest Editor Rabbi Marc Angel. Contents include: Reflections on the Life and Work of Rabbi David de Sola Pool by Nima Adlerblum, Sarajevo as I Knew It by Solomon Gaon, The Grand Religious View of Rabbio Benzion Uziel by Marc Angel, and The Book of Jonah: A Call to Personal Responsibility by Hayyim Angel, and others. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Periodicals. Very good condition. (SEF-31-10) (ID #25269) 50.00.
452. • COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS FROM CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL, NEW YORK. 24 items.A series of papers connected to a controversy in 1997 over changes in the board of Trustees, and in 2004 over changes in the seating plan of the Synagogue which would have allowed both women and men to sit on the main floor, changing a tradition that dates back to the consecration of the original synagogue building on Mill Street in 1730. Extensively researched reports submitted by a congregant on the history of the rituals around seating at Shearith Israel, and the importance of continuity of their traditions. He argues that this change would move the service away from its unique Western Sephardic style, and closer to that of Modern Orthodoxy, an Ashkenazi movement. Also included are various papers connected to celebrations and special events at the Synagogue, and brochures on the building’s history, legacy and capital campaign. Some papers are folded. Very good condition. (SEF-35-21) (ID #25385) 175.00.
453. • Stern, Malcolm H, Angel, Marc. NEW YORK'S EARLY JEWS: SOME MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS. A LECTURE BY MALCOLM H. STERN, WITH RESPONSE BY MARC D. ANGEL. New York, Jewish Historical Society Of New York, 1976. Softcover, 8vo, 28 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- New York (State) -- New York. “Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of New York held at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish & Portugese Synagogue on April 10, 1975.” Stern (1915–1984) , was a “U. S. Reform rabbi, historian, genealogist. Stern, who has been called "the father of Jewish genealogy in America, " was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1981, Stern joined the faculty of the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, initially as counselor for student field work and subsequently as adjunct professor of American Jewish History. There he continued his research, begun in 1950, as genealogist for the American Jewish Archives and the American Historical Society. Stern compiled the pioneering volume American Families of Jewish Descent (1960) , an eight-pound tome containing 26, 000 names researched over the course of 10 years of labor. It was the first genealogical survey of Jewish families who settled in the United States between 1654 and 1840, and was lauded as an invaluable research tool in the fields of American and Jewish history. Many American Protestants and Catholics first learned of Jewish roots and branches in their family trees from Stern's data, which served as an important source for Stephen Birmingham's best-selling novel, The Grandees. ” (Gordon in EJ 2007). (SEF-17-10) Very Good Condition. (ID #25027) 65.00.
454. • THE TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THE JEWS IN THE UNITED STATES 1655-1905; ADDRESSES DELIVERED AT CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK, ON THANKSGIVING DAY, MCMV, TOGETHER WITH OTHER SELECTED ADDRESSES AND PROCEEDINGS. New York, New York Co-Operative Society, 1906. 1st Edition. Hardcover, Original binding, 8vo; xiii, 262 pages; 21 cm. Beautiful ornate design on title page, and frontispiece of commemorative medals, with tissue paper tipped in. Very Good condition. (k-mx2-44) (ID #25075) 50.00.
455. • Angel, Marc D. LA AMERICA: THE SEPHARDIC EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1982. Hardcover, 8vo, 220 pages, illustrations. Angel, (1945–) , is a “U. S. Sephardi rabbinical leader and scholar. Angel was born in Seattle, Wasington, the son of Sephardi immigrants from Rhodes and Tekirdag, Turkey, and nephew of veteran Sephardi rabbi Solomon Maimon. Angel wrote about 20 books on Sephardi history, tradition, and customs; mourning; rabbinic thought; and ethics, and many scholarly and popular articles. He won the 1988 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish thought. His doctorate on the history of the Jews of Rhodes was a pioneering study in the field. Angel received the National Rabbinic Leadership Award of the Orthodox Union, the Bernard Revel Award of Yeshiva University for Religion and Religious Education, and the Finkle Prize of the New York Board of Rabbis” (Kerem in EJ 2007) . OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Minor tears to top of dust jacket. Very good condition. (Sef-15-6) (ID #25401) 30.00.
456. • Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa. ) . COMMEMORATION OF THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE REVEREND DOCTOR SABATO MORAIS. Philadelphia: The Congregation, 1924. Softcover, 12mo, 63 pages, 3 leaves of plates, illustrations, portraits, 20 cm. Sabato Morais (Livorno, Italy, April 13, 1823 - Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 1897) was an Italian-American rabbi, leader of Mikveh Israel Synagogue, pioneer of Italian Jewish Studies in America, and founder of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. SUBJECT (S): Cover title. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Lightly bumped corners and edges. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise excellent condition. (Sef-22-11) (ID #25417) 100.00.
457. • Kramer, William M. SEPHARDIC JEWS IN THE WEST COAST STATES, VOL.III: SEPHARDIM OF PORTLAND AND SEATTLE, PLUS CRYPTO JEWS OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST, AN ANTHOLOGY. Los Angeles, CA: Western States Jewish History Association, 1996. Softcover, 8vo, 521-751 pages, 21 cm. Series: Western States Jewish History; v. Xxix, no.1 SUBJECT (S): Jews -- West (U. S. ) -- History. Sephardim -- Washington -- Seattle. Sephardim -- Oregon -- Portland. Crypto-Jews -- Southwest (U. S. ) . Includes bibliographies and index. Other Titles: Sephardim of Portland and Seattle. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS. Hebrew Union) . Wear to cover bidning. Light wear throughout book. Vey good condition. (Sef-21-7) (ID #25177) 30.00.
458. • Seixas, Gershom Mendes. Introduction by Isidore S. Meyer. A RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE: THANKSGIVING DAY SERMON, NOVEMBER 26, 1789. New York, Jeiwsh Historical Society of New York, 1977. 1st Edition Thus. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, xvi, 16 pages. ISBN 0916790002. 23 cm. Facsimile Reprint of the 1789 edition printed by A. M'Lean, New York. Publications of the Jewish Historical Society of New York # 2. Includes bibliographical references and other facsimiles. Neat! (SEF-23-21) Very Good Condition. (ID #6887) 60.00.
459. • Sephardic Archives. THE SPIRIT OF ALEPPO: SYRIAN JEWISH IMMIGRANT LIFE IN NEW YORK 1890-1939. Brooklyn, N. Y.: Sephardic Community Center, 1986. Softcover, 8vo, 31 pages, illustrations, 21 x 28 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Syrian -- New York (State) -- New York. Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Syria -- Aleppo. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (University of Florida, University of Miami, Princeton, Columbia, YU) . Is slightly bent. Otherwise very good condition. (Sef-17-11) (ID #25028) 50.00.
459A. • Stern, Malcolm H. FIRST AMERICAN JEWISH FAMILIES: 600 GENEALOGIES, 1654-1988. Baltimore, Md.: Ottenheimer Publishers, 1991. 3rd [and final] edition., updated and revised. Paperback, oblong folio, ix, 442 pages. 28 x 36 cm. Includes index. The American Sephardi Federation suggests that, “If you are studying Sephardic genealogy, the best place to start is with th[is] volume.” This work, as the title describes, features 600 massive fold-out family trees with approximately 50,000 names (!) It details families who first arrived in North America prior to 1840, and follows those families down until 1988. When it first appeared in 1960, the book “marked a milestone in the study of American Jewish genealogy,” says the American Jewish Archives; it was also a major research source for Stephen Birmingham’s best-selling book The Grandees. The book is now, unfortunately, out of print, though demand for it continues to grow, mirroring the ever-increasing interest in Jewish Genealogy. ISBN: 0870684434 LCCN: 92-244221 SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States -- Genealogy. Geographic: United States -- Genealogy. Near Fine Condition. $200.00
460. • Sutton, Joseph A. D. ALEPPO CHRONICLES: THE STORY OF THE UNIQUE SEPHARDEEM OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST, IN THEIR OWN WORDS. New York: Thayer-Jacoby, 1988. Hardcover, 8vo, xxii, 576 pages, 25 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Syrian -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography. Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography. Jews -- Syria -- Aleppo -- Biography. Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography. Oral history. Judeo-Arabic language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. Brooklyn (New York, N. Y. ) -- Biography. New York (N. Y.) -- Biography. Aleppo (Syria) -- Biography. Includes index. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-19-13) (ID #25043) 35.00.
461. • Sutton, Joseph A. D. MAGIC CARPET: ALEPPO-IN-FLATBUSH: THE STORY OF A UNIQUE ETHNIC JEWISH COMMUNITY. New York: Thayer-Jacoby, 1979. Hardcover, 8vo, xiii, 304 pages, 8 leaves of plates, illustrated, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Syrian -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions. Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions. Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions. Jews -- Syria -- Social conditions. Juifs -- New York (Etat) -- Brooklyn, New York -- Conditions sociales. Juifs -- Syrie -- Conditions sociales. Brooklyn (New York, N. Y. ) -- Social conditions. New York (N. Y. ) -- Social conditions. Syria -- Social conditions. Brooklyn (New York, N. Y. ) -- Conditions sociales. New York (N. Y. ) -- Conditions sociales. Syrie -- Conditions sociales. Includes bibliographical references on pages 286-292 and index. Light bumping to cover corners and edges. Very good condition. (Sef-19-19) (ID #25049) 30.00.
462. • David, Maurice. WHO WAS "COLUMBUS"? HIS REAL NAME AND REAL FATHERLAND; A SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY AMONG THE ARCHIVES OF SPAIN (WITH PHOTOSTATIC REPRODUCTIONS OF FORTY LETTERS WRITTEN BY THE DISCOVERER OF THE AMERICAS) . New York, The Research Publication Co, 1933. Hardcover, 8 vo, 118 pages pl, facsims. (part fold. ) coat of arms, 21 cm. The author suggests in the introduction that Columbus was "a Spaniard and a Jew. " Moreover, David says, Columbus secretly remained a Jew despite all the spying of the Inquisition. SUBJECT(S): Columbus, Christopher -- Name. Columbus, Christopher -- Birthplace -- Galicia. Columbus, Christopher -- Autographs. Columbus, Christopher -- Coat of arms. Wear to cover. Binding repaired. Bumped corners and edges. Inscription on front blank page. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-15-11) (ID #25407) 30.00.
463. • Schachter, Art. WAS COLUMBUS A JEW? . Sylvan, 1997. Paperback, 8vo, 102 pages. Told in narrative style, discusses the possibility that Columbus was a Jew, or a Converso. Very good condition. (SEF-27-30) (ID #25244) 30.00.
464. • Wiesenthal, Simon. SAILS OF HOPE; THE SECRET MISSION OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. New York, MacMillan, 1973. Hardcover, 8vo, 248 pages, illustrations, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Spain. Inquisition -- Spain. Translation of Segel der Hoffnung. Bibliography: pages 237-239. . The central focus is on the book is that Columbus could have been a Jew. It is apparent that Columbus had Jews on board. For example, he had a Hebrew interpreter, since he expected to find Jews when he landed in the East Indies. And he set sail exactly as the ultimatum for all the Jews, living in Spain, to leave Spain ran out. “A completely factual, exhaustively researched, radical re-interpretation of the events which led to the discovery of the new world and changed the course of history” (Back cover) . Wiesenthal (1908–2005) , was “the world’s most famous “Nazi-hunter”, the personification of the efforts to bring Nazi war criminals to justice after World War II. Born in the Galician city of Buczacz, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I part of independent Poland (today located in Ukraine) , Wiesenthal was forced to study architectural engineering at the Technical University in Prague due to restrictive Polish quotas on Jewish students. After completing his studies, he returned to Poland, obtained certification as an architect, and began working in his profession in the (then) Polish city of Lwow (Lvov) . Throughout his life, Wiesenthal stressed the importance of remembering the crimes of the Holocaust and preserving the accuracy of the historical record. In that respect, he achieved worldwide status as a spokesperson for both the survivors and the victims of the Holocaust, an achievement which perhaps surpasses his role as a “Nazi-hunter”. His accomplishments in this role were largely significant during the 1950s and 1960s, when there was little public interest in the subject of the Holocaust” (Zuroff in EJ 2007) . “Not for resale”stamp on bottom of pages. Excellent condition. (SEf-22-7/28) (ID #25413/25226) 30.00.
465. • Almi, Eli A. THE STRANGE DEATH OF BARUKH SPINOZA. Cambridge, Mass., Sci-Art, 1952. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition; 8vo; 16 pages; 22 cm. $35.00.
465A. • Sokolow, Nahum. BARUKH SHPINOZAH U-ZEMANO: MIDRASH BE-FILOSOFYAH UVE-KOROT HA-`ITIM ... [BARUCH SPINOZA AND HIS TIME: A STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY]. 8vo. Xvii, 434 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Spine tanned, Very Good condition. (MX-33-24) (ID #25106) 30.00.
466. • Another Copy. Water stains on covers and first and last few signatures, corners bumped, hinges starting, Completely readable. Good- condition. (SEF-9-19) (ID #19435) 30.00.
467. • Alexander, Bernát. SPINOZA. München, E. Reinhardt, 1923. Half cloth, 8vo. 178 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Alexander (1872-1935) was born in Poland, but went to South Africa as a child, and became a lawyer. He was instrumental in establishing the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, and was later its vice president, then president. He was also chairman of the Jewish War Victims' Fund from 1915 to 1925, and a member of the Johannesburg City Council. (Hotz, EJ) Fair condition; most of cloth and paper missing from covers, some pages loose, water damage. (MX-5-11) (ID #18352) 20.00.
468. • Grunwald, Max. SPINOZA IN DEUTSCHLAND. GEKRÖNTE PREISSCHRIFT. Berlin, S. Calvary & Co, 1897. 1st edition. Modern Cloth, 8vo, iv, 380 pages. 23 cm. In German. "Beiträge zur Spinoza-bibliographie"on pages -370. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, German. Institutional blindstamp on title page. Paper wrinkled and chipped, not suitable for institutional library, working copy only. (GER-17-6B) (ID #16465) 40.00.
469. • Dunner, Joseph. BARUCH SPINOZA AND WESTERN DEMOCRACY; AN INTERPRETATION OF HIS PHILOSOPHICAL, RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL THOUGHT. New York: Philosophical Library, 1955. Cloth, 8vo. 142 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Edgeworn, occasional underlining and marginalia, good condition. (SEF-10-5) (ID #20902) 30.00.
470. • Hessing, Siegfried (editor) . DREIHUNDERT JAHRE EWIGKEIT. SPINOZA-FESTSCHRIFT 1632-1932. The Hague, 1962. 2. Vermehrte Auflage. 8vo. Cloth with dustjacket. XLII, 205 pages. Contributions by David ben Gurion, Brucar, Brunner, Dubnow, Einstein, Freud, Gebhardt, Hessing, Klausner, Romain Rolland, Siegel, Wassermann, Arnold Zweig, and others. Bookplate, light wear to cloth, Very Good Condition. (ID #21648) 30.00.
471. • Klatzkin, Jakob. BARUCH SHPINOZA. Leipsig, 1928. Hardcover, 8vo, 194 pages, illustrated, portrait, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) ; Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Klatzkin (1882-1948) was an “author, philosopher, and Zionist. Klatzkin was born in Bereza Kartuska, Brest-Litovsk district, today Belarus. The son of Elijah Klatzkin, a prominent rabbinical scholar, who gave him a thorough education in all branches of traditional Jewish studies. At the age of 18, Klatzkin went to Germany, first to Frankfurt on the Main and then to Marburg, where he studied philosophy under Hermann Cohen. He received his doctorate from the University of Berne in 1912. In the following years Klatzkin was active in Germany as a writer for Hebrew periodicals, including Ha-Zeman, Ha-Shilo’a? , and Ha-Tekufah, and as editor of Die Welt, the organ of the Zionist Organization, and later in Heidelberg, of the Freie Zionistische Blaetter. From 1912 to 1915 he was director of the Jewish National Fund in Cologne. From 1915 to 1919 he edited the Swiss Bulletin Juif, which covered world events of special relevance to Jews during World War I and established the publishing firm Al ha-Mishmar, which issued a series of books on Jewish problems in French and German. In Berlin Klatzkin founded another publishing house, Eshkol, and continued writing for the Jewish press. In 1924 he and his lifelong friend Nahum Goldmann initiated the Encyclopaedia Judaica, of which ten volumes appeared between 1928 and 1934. Klatzkin acted as editor in chief in cooperation with leading Jewish scholars. Although the advent of Hitler prevented the publication of the remaining volumes, what was published continues to be an important reference work. After the curtailment of the publication of the encyclopedia, Klatzkin took refuge first in Switzerland and then in the U. S, where he lectured at the College of Jewish Studies in Chicago. In 1947, after a further period in New York, he returned to Switzerland. Klatzkin was a student of philosophy as well as a brilliant Hebrew essayist. He also devoted a critical study to Spinoza, Baruch Spinoza, in which he stressed the Jewish influences in his intellectual background and style; he translated Spinoza’s Ethics from the Latin to Hebrew as Torat ha-Middot” (Sole and Scheps in EJ, 2007) . OCLC incredibly lists only 1 copy worldwide of this scarce edition, (Univ of Texas) ; but only 15 of the one other edition, published earlier in 1923. Hinge and binding repair. Slight tear on inner cover. Notes on first page. Wear to cover binding and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-19-2) (ID #25032) 35.00.
472. • Kogan, Barry S, editor. SPINOZA: A TERCENTENARY PERSPECTIVE. No Place (Cincinnati) , Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, . First Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, xiii, 106 pages. Contains essays by Gottschalk, Popkin, Feuer, Savan and Mihaly. Very Good, in original wrappers. (k-rab-1-32) (ID #21650) 40.00.
473. • Spinoza, Benedictus De, and R. H. M. Elwes. PHILOSOPHY OF BENEDICT DE SPINOZA. New York, Tudor Pub. Co, 1936. Hardcover, xxxiii, 427 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. Contents: On the improvement of the understanding. -The Ethics. --The Correspondence. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy. Spinoza, Benedictus de. Note(s): Previously issued under title: Improvement of the understanding, Ethics and Correspondence of Benedictus de Spinoza. OCLC lists over 200 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Wear to edges and cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (mx-32-18) (ID #23917) 30.00.
474. • Waton, Harry. THE KABBALAH AND SPINOZA'S PHILOSOPHY AS A BASIS FOR AN IDEA OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY. BOOK ONE: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE KABBALAH. New York: Spinoza Institute Of America, 1931. Cloth, 8vo, 127 pages. First Edition. First of two volumes, each stand on its own. Book two on the philosophy of Spinoza. SUBJECT (S): Spinoza, Baruch, 1632-1677. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide. Pages slightly tanned. Light wear to spine. Very good condition. (SEF-31-16) (ID #25275) 30.00.
475. • Wolfson, Harry Austryn. FROM PHILO TO SPINOZA: TWO STUDIES IN RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY. Behrman House, 1977. ISBN: 0874412625. ISBN-13: 9780874412628. Paperback, 12mo, 64 pages. Wolfson (1887-1974) was born in Belorussia, and emigrated to the Unites States in 1903. He attended Harvard, and then became a member of its faculty in 1915. He was a member of the American Academy for Jewish Research, the Mediaeval Academy of America, the American Oriental Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A scholar of Spinoza and Crescas, Wolfson particularly focused on heir relation to earlier philosophers, such as Aristotle, Plato, and the Islamic philosopher Averroes. (Hyman, EJ) Very Good Condition. (K-rab-1-31) (ID #21649) 50.00.
476. • Burla, Yehuda. בת ציון: רומן BAT-TSIYON: ROMAN. VOL 2 ONLY. Tel-Aviv: Hotsa'at Sefarim Mitsphah, 1931. Cloth, 8vo. 278 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two only. SUBJECT(S): Fiction. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Burla (1886-1969) was born into an old Sephardi family in Jerusalem. He studied at the Jerusalem Teachers' Seminary, later teaching is several different cities, and was a translator for the Turks during WWI. "When he was 18, Burla read the classical modern Hebrew authors for the first time, and discovered that they portrayed only the life of the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe, while neglecting the world of the Middle Eastern Sephardim. He determined to correct this imbalance by depicting the milieu, language, customs, and thinking of this hitherto neglected community. Beginning with Lunah, a love story set in the Sephardi communities of old Jerusalem, and continuing with his many other works, Burla became the first modern Hebrew writer to deal extensively with the life of Middle Eastern Sephardim. " (Leviant, EJ) Ex library. Pages tanned, covers wrinkled by moisture, hinges repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-1) (ID #24361) 30.00.
477. • Ragen, Naomi. THE GHOST OF HANNAH MENDES: A NOVEL. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998. Softcover, 8vo, 384 pages, illustrated, 25 cm. SUBJECT (S) ; Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction. Grandparent and child -- Fiction. Americans -- Europe -- Fiction. Jewish families -- Fiction. Terminally ill -- Fiction. Sephardim -- Fiction. Nasi, Gracia, ca. 1510-1569 -- Family -- Fiction. Domestic fiction. Jewish fiction. Ghost stories. Europe -- Fiction. Abstract: A novel on 16th century Jews who escaped the Spanish Inquisition by converting to Christianity. It is told through the eyes of two New York sisters, researching their roots in Europe to please their dying grandmother. In the process, the women discover their heritage and each finds love with a man. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-35-31) (ID #25430) 30.00.
478. • Saphire, Saul. THE CALIPH OF CORDOVA: HISTORICAL ROMANCE OF MOORISH-SPAIN DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF ABDUL-RAHMAN III. New York: Bloch Pub. Co, 1929. Hardcover, 8vo, x, 204 pages, illustrated, 20 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Spain -- Cordova -- Fiction. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Short handwritten note about the book inside cover page. Wear to binding. Chipped cover edges and spine. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-35-33) (ID #25432) 30.00.
479. • Shamosh, Amnon. MARRANO MOUNTAIN: TALES OF THE EXPLUSION FROM SPAIN; 1492-1992. Rishon Lezion, Israel: Massada, 1992. Hardback, 8vo. 131 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim -- Fiction. Marranos -- Portugal -- Fiction, Nasi, Gracia, ca. 1510-1569 -- Fiction. Shabbethai Tzevi, 1626-1676 -- Fiction. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. In like new condition. (MX12-10) (ID #21329) 50.00.
480. • (Croatia) Steckel, Charles W. DESTRUCTION AND SURVIVAL. No Place (los Angeles?), 1973. Cloth, 8vo; 179 pages; Steckel had grown up & lived in Sarajevo, Tenje & Jasenovac and served as rabbi in Osijek, Croatia. Steckel, who survived the Nazi-Ustashi terror in Croatia, writes his memoirs but also an over all history of the Holocasut in Croatia. Especially significant for historians is his translation & use of official correspondence never before published. Ex Library Copy With Usual Markings; Very Clean & Solid Copy. (SEF11-1/ MX-33-21) (ID #20923/25101) 50.00.
481. • Bowman, Steven B. And Isaac Benmayor. THE HOLOCAUST IN SALONIKA. Eyewitness Account. Bloch Pub Co, 2002. Softcover, 302 pages. 9780819707536. (SEF-22A-7) (ID #25057) 30.00.
482. • (Croatia) CROATIA: IN MEMORY TO HOLOCAUST. Zagreb, Croatia: Ministry Of Culture, 2000. Paper wrappers, Square 8vo. 20 pages. From a limited edition of 200 copies. SUBJECT (S): Jews - Croatia - history; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Croatia. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Univ of Arizona, Univ of Florida, Iowa State Univ, Harrassowitz) . Good+ condition. (SPEC-7-19) (ID #24247) 100.00.
483. • Franco, Hizkia M, 1875-1953. THE JEWISH MARTYRS OF RHODES AND COS. Harare, Zimbabwe: Harper Collins, 1994. Paperback, 12mo, 118 pages.: ill. ; 18 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Greece -- Rhodes -- History. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Greece -- Rhodes. Jews -- Greece -- Kos Island -- History. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Greece -- Kos Island. Holocaust. Translated from the original French by the author's grandson, Joseph Franco. Includes 8 pages of photographs, and a list of the Jews of Rhodes who died in the Holocaust, as well as a list of survivors. Original title: Martyrs juifs de Rhodes et de Cos ISBN: 1779040040; 9781779040046. Very good condition. (SEF-31-15) (ID #25274) 145.00.
484. • Molho, Michael; Joseph Nehama. IN MEMORIAM: HOMMAGE AUX VICTIMES JUIVES DES NAZIS EN GRÈCE. Thessalonique: Communauté Israélite De Thessalonique, 1973. Hardback, 8vo. 469 pages. Illustrated. Second edition. In French. Yizkor Book. SUBJECT (S): Jews – persecutions – Greece; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) – Greece; Jewish epitaphs – Greece – Thessalonike; Epitaphs – Greece – Thessalonike. Nehama was a “Greek educator and historian. In his capacity as teacher and school principal of the local Alliance Israelite Universelle, Nehama devoted his life to educating several generations of Salonikan youth. ”(Kerem, EJ) Newspaper clipping laid in. Bumped edges, very good condition. (sef-35-39) (ID #19805) 150.00.
485. • Sephiha, Vidal. L’AGONIE DES JUDEO-ESPAGNOLS. Paris: Editions Entente, 1977. Softcover, 8vo, 131 pages, illustrations, 20 cm. In French. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Sephardim -- History. Sefarades -- Histoire. Bibliography: pages 127-129. Discography: pages 130-131. Filmography: page 131. Sephiha (1923–) is a “Judeo-Spanish linguist and activist. Sephiha was born in Brussels to a Sephardi family from Istanbul. During the German occupation of Belgium, he was arrested in 1943 and deported to Auschwitz in September. He survived the death camp, where his father perished. After liberation, he resumed his studies in natural sciences, graduating in 1948 and working as a chemical engineer; however, he eventually decided to study and defend the linguistic and cultural heritage of his community. His understanding of the language is based on a clear distinction between its two fundamental modalities. Sephiha, who retired in 1991, was instrumental in securing academic acceptance and public support for the “agonizing language” he spoke and taught. Besides his scientific and popular publications, from 1972 he launched several calls for revival of the language and in 1979 founded the “Association Vidas Largas for the Defense and Promotion of the Judeo-Spanish Language and Culture, ” which organizes educational work in Sephardi communities as well as the rescue of literary, musical, and architectural treasures. Judeo-Spanish has since been included among the recognized minority languages of France. In 2003, Sephiha inaugurated at the Auschwitz site a memorial in honor of the 160, 000 Judeo-Spanish victims of the Holocaust” (Wilke in EJ 2007) . Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-30-8) (ID #25253) 30.00.
486. • L’ECOLE NORMALE ISRAELITE ORIENTALE. 1872-1972. Paris: Alliance Israelite Universelle, 1972. Softcover, 8vo, 64 pages, illustrated, tables, 25 cm. In French. Series: Cahiers de l’Alliance israelite universelle; n° 182; Variation: Cahiers de l’Alliance israelite universelle; n° 182. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Education -- History. France. Ecole normale israelite orientale. Politique internationale. Juifs. Alliance Israelite Universelle. Ecole normale israelite orientale (Paris, France) -- History. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Nanterre-Bdic) . Very good condition. (Sef-25-8) (ID #25206) 75.00.
487. • SEPHARDIC FOLKLORE: EXILE AND HOMECOMING. Oberlin, Ohio, 1993. Softcover, 4to, 167 pages. Series: Jewish folklore and ethnology review; 15, 2. Lightwear. Very good condition. (Sef-13-31) (ID #24987) 30.00.
488. • Hirschberg, Avraham Shmuel. BE-ERETS HA-MIZRAH, IN ORIENTAL LANDS. Jerusalem: Yad Yitshaq Ben-Tsvi, 1977. Hardcover, 8vo, xi, 556 pages. In Hebrew; Series: Sifriya le-toldot ha-yishuv ha-yehudi be-Erets-Yisra'el; Quntresim; 6; Variation: Sifriya le-toldot ha-yishuv ha-yehudi be-Erets-Yisra’el. ; Quntresim; 6. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Danish Union, DET Kongelige Biblitek) . Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-27) (ID #25225) 100.00.
489. • Slouschz, Nahum. BE-IYE HA-YAM: (MI-SEFER HA-MASA`OT) . New York: Kadimah, 1919. Cloth, 12mo. 112 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish historians – biography; Slouschz, Nahum, 1872-1966; Western Mediterranean – description and travel; Mediterranean Sea – description and travel. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Slouzschz, a scholar, writer, archeologist, historian and translator, was born near Vilna. He spent his young adulthood in Odessa, where he was part of the Hovevei Zion movement and the Hebrew renascence. He later moved to Geneva, where he was a founder of the Swiss Zionist Federation. For a time he joined the Jewish Territorial Organization in order to investigate the possibilities of a Jewish settlement in Tripoli-Cyrenaica. In 1904 he became the chair of Hebrew language and literature at the Sorbonne. During World War I he was involved in activities to influence the French government to agree with the Balfour Declaration, and in 1919 he moved permanently to Erez Israel, where he reviewed the Palestine Exploration Society and edited its publications. He discovered the ancient second-century synagogue of Hammath in Tiberias and excavated Absalom's Tomb in Jerusalem (EJ) Covers a little worn, good condition. (SEF-12-20) (ID #20952) 30.00.
490. • Angel, Marc. EXPLORING SEPHARDIC CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS. KTAV Pub. House In Association With American Sephardi Federation, American Sephardi Federation--South Florida Chapter, Sephardic House, 2000. Paperback, 8vo, 72 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Sephardic rite. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. Includes bibliographical references on pages 71-72. Fine condition. (Sef-25-15) (ID #25213) 30.00.
491. • Angel, Marc D. VOICES IN EXILE: A STUDY IN SEPHARDIC INTELLECTUAL HISTORY . 1991. Cloth, 8vo, ISBN: 0881253707. Hoboken, N.J.: New York, N.Y: KTAV Pub. House ; In association with Sephardic House, 1991. Cloth, 8vo, ix, 237 p. ; 24 cm. The Library of Sephardic history and thought; Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-232) and index.; Contents include: 1. EXPULSION: Historical Background, Reactions to the Expulsion, The Sephardic Diaspora, The Expulsion: Why?, Accepting Suffering, Religious Understanding of History; 2. REACTIONS TO THE EXPULSION: Anti-Rationalism and Rationalism, Acceptance and Rebellion, Halakhah, Kabbalah, Kabbalistic Ethics; 3. THE CONVERSOS: The Judaism of the Conversos, Jewish Attitudes Toward the Conversos; 4. RETURN AND RECONCILIATION: Spiritual Struggles, The Western Sephardic Tradition; 5. THE ERA OF SABBATAI SEVI: Philosophy versus Kabbalah, anti-Halakhic Tendencies, Acceptance versus Rebellion, Sabbatai Sevi, Rabbi Moshe Hagiz; 6. THE PROMISED LAND: MAINTAINING A DREAM: Preparing for Redemption in Israel, The Shadarim, Faith and Despair; 7. THE FOLK MIND AND SPIRIT: Rabbi Yaakov Huli, Folk Wisdom and Intellectual Wisdom; 8 MUSAR: ETHICS AND MORAL GUIDANCE: Musar Study and Musar Practices. Musar Teachings, Relationship with Hassidism; 9. ACCEPTANCE AND REBELLION: PRELUDE TO MODERNITY: A New Approach, The Blood Libels in Damascus and Rhodes in 1840; 10. SEPHARDIC HASKALAH: Grace Aguilar: Jewish Spirituality, Eliyhu Benamozegh: Jewish Ethics, Rabbi Israel Moshe Hazan, Rabbi Yehudah Yaakov Nehama: Defending Tradition, Rabbi Henry Pereira Mendes, Traditional Communal Framework; 11: SECULAR SEPHARDIC LITERATURE: Elia Carmona, Angel Pulido, La America, Poetry; 12. RELIGIOUS RESPONSES TO MODERNITY: Attitude toward Secular Education, Rabbi Elilyahu Hazan, Rabbi Reuben Eliyahu Israel, Halakhah and Modernism, Rabbi Benzion Uziel; 13 ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS: Israel and Humanity, Maintaining Uniqueness and Universality, Conversion to Judaism, Zionism; EPILOGUE: Notes, Bibliography Index. New condition, Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. (sef-8-23-dw) (ID #17658) 30.00.
492. • Angel, Marc. SEPHARDI VOICES, 1492-1992: A STUDY GUIDE. New York: Department. of Jewish Education, Hadassah, 1991. Paper wrappers, 8vo, xii, 96 pages, fold out map in cover. Series: Hadassah study series. Includes bibliographical references. In very good condition. (Comhist4-10) (ID #19746) 30.00.
494. • Barocas, David N, Angel, Marc. STUDIES IN SEPHARDIC CULTURE: THE DAVID N. BAROCAS MEMORIAL VOLUME. New York: Sepher-Hermon Press For The Foundation For The Advancement Of Sephardic Studies And Culture And Sephardic House At Congregation Shearith Israel, 1980. Hardcover, 8vo, 178 pages, 24 cm. Contents: Levy, L. N. Foreword. --Angel, M. D. David Barocas, the man and his ideas. --Kaplan, A. Mr. Barocas and the Me'am Lo'ez. --Besso, H. V. Judeo-Spanish proverbs. --Romey, D. And Angel, M. D. The ubiquitous Sephardic proverb. --Papo, J. M. The Sephardic Jewish community of New York. --Halio-Torres, J. Writing the Spanish-Jewish dialect. --Maimon, S. Ladino-English dictionary. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Ladino language -- Dictionaries -- English. Proverbs, Ladino -- Bibliography. Sephardim -- New York (State) -- New York. “Bibliography of Judeo-Spanish proverbs”: pages. 25-55. Angel, (1945–) , is a “U. S. Sephardi rabbinical leader and scholar. Angel was born in Seattle, Wasington, the son of Sephardi immigrants from Rhodes and Tekirdag, Turkey, and nephew of veteran Sephardi rabbi Solomon Maimon. Angel wrote about 20 books on Sephardi history, tradition, and customs; mourning; rabbinic thought; and ethics, and many scholarly and popular articles. He won the 1988 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish thought. His doctorate on the history of the Jews of Rhodes was a pioneering study in the field. Angel received the National Rabbinic Leadership Award of the Orthodox Union, the Bernard Revel Award of Yeshiva University for Religion and Religious Education, and the Finkle Prize of the New York Board of Rabbis” (Kerem in EJ 2007) . Light wear to binding. Very good condition. (Sef-15-9) (ID #25405) 30.00.
495. • Benardete, M. J. HISPANIC CULTURE AND CHARACTER OF THE SEPHARDIC JEWS. New York: Sepher-Hermon Press for the Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture and Sephardic House at Congregation Shearith Israel, 1982. Cloth. 8vo. 226 pages. Benardete was born in Turkey and emigrated to the United States in 1910. He taught at Hunter College, New York. Benardete wrote a number of volumes in the field of Spanish literature and civilization. Several Loyalist ballads are presented in English translation in And Spain Sings (1937) , which he prepared in collaboration with the poet Rolfe Humphries. His Hispanic Culture and Character of the Sephardic Jews (1952, Spanish, 1963) is an analysis of the Sephardi Jews. (EJ [Victor A. Mirelman]) . SUBJECT(S): Sephardim; Sefarden; Culturele invloeden. Gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition in Very good jacket. (SEF-5-15). (ID #17903) 25.00.
496. • Benayahu, Meir. ספונות SEFUNOT: SEFER SHANAH LE-HEKER KEHILOT YISRA'EL BA-MIZRAH (VOLUME NINE: ITZHAK BEN ZVI MEMORIAL VOLUME) . Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, Hebrew University, 1964. Hardcover, 8vo, Language: Hebrew, with 21 page summary in English. Abraham Katsh’s copy with bookplate and signature. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- Periodicals. Joden. Includes essays by Abraham Isaac Katsh, Gershom Scholem, Walter Fischel, and others. Very good condition in very good jacket. (SEF-35-28) (ID #25392) 75.00.
497. • Benbassa, E. SEPHARDI JEWRY. A HISTORY OF THE JUDEO-SPANISH COMMUNITY, 14TH-20TH CENTURIES. University of California Press, 2000. Softcover, 377 pages. 9780520218222. Until the publication of this remarkably comprehensive history of the Sephardi diaspora, only limited attention had been given to the distinctive Judeo-Spanish cultural entity that flourished in the Balkans and Asia Minor for more than four centuries. Yet the great majority of Sephardi Jews, after their expulsion from Spain in 1492 and subsequently from Portugal, found their way to this region, drawn by the political stability and relatively tolerant rule of the Ottoman Empire, as well as by promising socioeconomic conditions. Esther Benbassa and Aron Rodrigue show how Sephardi society and culture developed in the Levant, sharing language, religion, customs, and communal life as they did nowhere else, both during prosperous times and during the declining fortunes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The impact of westernization, the end of Ottoman power, and the rise of fragmenting nation-states transformed this vital community in the modern era. And, like many other Jewish communities, the unique Judeo-Spanish culture was dispersed and destroyed by the Holocaust and the migrations of the twentieth century. Sephardi Jewry presents its vivid history in a readable, well-documented narrative. "The most complete and thorough historical synthesis ever written in a European language on the Jewish communities of the Balkans and Turkey."--Michel Abitbol, L'arche"A rich and too-little-known history that successfully avoids twin snares: the myth of the irreparable decadence of oriental Judaism and the myth of the lost golden age of Spain."--Alain Dieckhoff, Les Nouveaux Cahiers "The authors illuminate the variety of responses--between the poles of westernizing and holding onto tradition--offered by these Jewish societies of the Levantine Sephardi cultural area to the processes of modernization, as well as their startling receptivity to the new ideologies of zionism and socialism that marked the end of the nineteenth century." --Annales . Very good condition. (SEF-22A-10) (ID #25061) 30.00.
498. • Benhaim, Raymond. IDENTITES SANS FRONTIERES? . Paris; PJA, 1988. Softcover, 8vo, 126 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. In French. Series: Perspectives judeo-arabes; no. 8 (second trimestre 1988) ; Variation: Perspectives judeo-arabes; no. 8. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Identity. Jewish diaspora. Judaism -- 20th century. Israel -- Politics and government. "Redacteur en chef, Raymond Benhaim"—Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brooklyn Col) . Chipping and fading to cover edges and binding. Good condition. (Sef-21-10) (ID #25180) 30.00.
499. • Benjamin, Of Tudela, Asher, A, Leopold Zunz and F Lebrecht. THE ITINERARY OF RABBI BENJAMIN OF TUDELA (VOLUME 1) . New York, “hakesheth” Pub. Co, . No Date (1960? ) Hardcover, 165, 122 pages. 21 cm. In Hebrew and English. Contents: I. Text, bibliography, and translation. SUBJECT(S): Voyages and travels. Jews -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800. Benjamin, of Tudela, 12th cent. -- Travel. Apparently a photographic reproduction of the 1840-41 edition. Volume 1 has added title page: Masa’ot shel Rabi Binyamin. Includes bibliographical references. Ex-library with usual markings. Small tear to cover binding. Wear to binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-35-32) (ID #25431) 30.00.
500. • Ben-Zvi, Itzhak. LES TRIBUS DISPERSEES. PRECEDE D'UNE ETUDE DE LEON POLIAKOV "DU MARRANISME," ETC. Paris, 1959. Softcover, 12mo, 217 pages. Part of the series "Aleph. " OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (British Libr) . Very good condition. (Sef-25-21) (ID #25219) 135.00.
501. • Campeas, Hyman J. THE AMERICAN SEPHARDI VOLUME 1 NO. 2 JUNE 1967. Yeshiva University, Sephardic Studies Program, 1967. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 72 pages. Illustrated. Semi-Annual periodical, bulletin of the Yeshiva University Sephardic Studies Program. Cover slightly creased, Pencil marking on cover. (SEF-31-3) (ID #25262) 20.00.
502. • Carlebach, Elisheva. BETWEEN HISTORY AND HOPE: JEWISH MESSIANISM IN ASHKENAZ AND SEPHARAD: THIRD ANNUAL LECTURE OF THE VICTOR J. SELMANOWITZ CHAIR OF JEWISH HISTORY, MAY 17, 1998. New York: Graduate School Of Jewish Studies, Touro College, 1998. Paper wrappers, staple bound, 8vo, 30 pages. Series: Lectures of the Victor J. Selmanowitz Chair of Jewish History, 3; SUBJECT (S): Ashkenazim. Sephardim. Messiah -- Judaism. Pen marking on cover, mailing label on back cover. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (SEF-23-3) (ID #25137) 30.00.
504. • Chlenov, Michael A. ORIENTAL JEWISH GROUPS IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION: MODERN TRENDS OF DEVELOPMENT. University Of Cincinnati, Department Of Judaic Studies, 1988. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 39 pages. The 21st Annual Rabbi Louis Feinberg Memorial Lecture in Judaic Studies, March 10th, 1988. Very good condition. (SEF-31-1) (ID #25260) 35.00.
505. • Fubini, Guido; editor. LA RESSEGNA MENSILE DI ISRAEL VOL. XLIX 1983: LA CULTURA SEFARDITA (SPECIAL ISSUE ON SEPHARDIC CULTURE) . [Rome]:unione Delle Comunita Israelitiche Italiane, 1983. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 256 pages (pp.344 – 600) . In Italian, French, and English. Contents include: “Americo Castro e l’Ebraismo Spagnolo del Medio Evo” by Cesare Segre, “El Antisemitismo en la mente Sefaradi” by Jose Faur, “Les Langue Judeo-Espagnoles by Haim Vidal Sephiha, Maimonides in Espana by David gonzalo Maeso, Apsects de la Loi dans la Mystique Juive by Esther Starabinski-Safran, “Marrano Patterns in Spinoza’ by Yirmiau Yovel, Menasse ben Israel e l’Esperienza dell’eEilio” by Henry Mechoulan, and more. Covers tanned, crease to back cover. Pen mark to front cover. Text in very good condition. (SEF-31-13) (ID #25272) 75.00.
506. • Gaon, Solomon and Marc Angel. HAHAM GAON MEMORIAL VOLUME. Brooklyn, NY: Published By Sepher-Hermon Press For Sephardic House, 1997. Hardcover, xxix, 242 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. Contents: Tseniut: a universal concept; Norman Lamm -- Elleh toledot: a study of the genealogies in the book of Genesis; Hayyim Angel -- Rabbi Israel Moshe Hazzan on music; Edwin Seroussi -- The attachment of Moroccan Jewry to the land of Israel according to Rabbinic literature; Henry Toledano -- Architecture and visual arts of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York City; Ronda Angel -- A history of the Jews of Bosnia based on the notes of Dr. Solomon Gaon; M. Mitchell Serels. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, English. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Sermons. Sephardim. Jews -- Attitudes toward Israel. Contains sermons and lectures by Solomon Gaon and essays by colleagues and students. Includes bibliographical references. In dust jacket. Edge wear to edges and corners of dust jacket. Very good condition. (Sef-19-16) (ID #25046) 30.00.
507. • Gaspar Y Remiro, Mariano, Adolfo Bonilla San Martin. LOS CRONISTAS HISPANO-JUDIOS: DISCURSO LEIDO ANTE LA REAL ACADEMIA DE LA HISTORIA. Granada: El Defensor De Granada, 1920. Cloth, 79 pages, 8vo. In Spanish. “Discurso leído ante la Real Academia de la Historia. ” Wear on cover and binding. Ex-library with minimal marks. Brown, fragile pages, minor chippings on edge of 2 leaves. Otherwise good condition. (k-rab-2-8) (ID #21607) 40.00.
508. • Goldberg, Harvey E. SEPHARDI AND MIDDLE EASTERN JEWRIES: HISTORY AND CULTURE IN THE MODERN ERA. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. Softcover, 8vo, xiii, 346 pages, illustrations, 25 cm. Contents: Middle Eastern and North African Jewries confront modernity: orientation, disorientation, reorientation. Norman S. Stillman -- From Sabbateanism to modernization: Ottoman Jewry on the eve of the Ottoman reforms and the Haskala. Jacob Barnai -- Eastern Sephardi Jewry and new nation-states in the Balkans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Aron Rodrigue -- The process of modernization of Eastern Sephardi communities. Esther Benbassa -- The transformation of the Jewish community of Essaouira (Mogador) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Daniel J. Schroeter and Joseph Chetrit -- Traditional flexibility and modern strictness: two Halakhic positions on women's suffrage. Zvi Zohar -- Iraqi Jewry and cultural change in the educational activity of the Alliance Israelite Universelle. Zvi Yehuda -- Haskala in a sectional colonial society: Mahdia (Tunisia) . Yaron Tsur -- The Maskil and the Mequbbal: Mordecai Ha-Cohen and the grave of Rabbi Shim? On Lavi in Tripoli. Harvey E. Goldberg -- The foundation of Hispano-Jewish Associations in Morocco: contrasting portraits of Tangier and Tetuan. Isaac Guershon -- Kippur on the Amazon: Jewish emigration from Northern Morocco in the late nineteenth century. Susan Gilson Miller -- The flowering of Judeo-Arabic literature in North Africa, 1850-1950. Yosef Tobi -- Modernization and the language question among Judezmo-speaking Sephardim of the Ottoman Empire. David M. Bunis -- Persian Jewry and literature: a sociocultural view. Amnon Netzer -- Gender, marriage, and social conflict in Habban. Laurence D. Loeb – “The peg of your tent”: narratives of North African Israeli women. Esther Schely-Newman -- Nostalgia and ambivalence: the reconstruction of Jewish-Muslim relations in Oulad Mansour. Yoram Bilu and Andre Levy -- The Sephardi family and the challenge of assimilation: family ritual and ethnic reproduction. Joelle Bahloul. SUBJECT(S): Sephardim -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- Congresses. Jews -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- Congresses. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- History -- Congresses. Geographic: Juifs -- Europe du Sud -- Histoire -- Congres. “Published in association with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York. ” Outgrowth of a conference “Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewry in Modern Times” which took place in Herzliya Pituah, Israel, 13-16 January 1991. Includes bibliographical references and index. Goldberg, (1939–) , is a “U. S. Anthropologist. Born in New York City, Goldberg received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1961 and his doctorate from Harvard in 1967. A leading anthropologist of Jewish culture, Goldberg wrote numerous works that center on Jewish life in the Middle East, both in Israel and elsewhere. His books include Cave Dwellers and Citrus Growers: A Jewish Community in Libya and Israel, Greentown's Youth: Disadvantaged Youth in a Development Town in Israel, Jewish Life in Muslim Libya, Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries, Life of Judaism, and Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Life. Goldberg's subsequent research focused on the Jews of Libya and Ethiopia, seeking to integrate historical and sociological perspectives in understanding cultural diversity within Israeli society” (Bauhoff in EJ 2007) . Light wear to spine. Bumped corners. Very good condition. (Sef-15-7) (ID #25402) 30.00.
509. • Katsh, Abraham Isaac. יגל חזון : חמישים שירים חדשים מתקופת ספרד YIGAL HAZON: HAMISHIM SHIRIM HADASHIM MI-TEKUFAT SEFARAD. Jerusalem, Tel Aviv: M. Nyuman, 1964. Quarter cloth, 4to. 141 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Piyutim. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Has dust jacket that is a little rubbed and edgeworn. Very good condition. In Very Good Jacket (Katsh-1-18) (ID #19596) 45.00.
510. • Kordova, Lea-Nora, and Labovitz, Annette and Eugene. OUR STORY: THE JEWS OF SEPHARAD: CELEBRATIONS AND STORIES. New York: Coalition For The Advancement Of Jewish Education, 1991. Paper Wrappers, 4to. Book ii, 45, 44 p.: ill. In English. Some Illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Customs and practices. Sephardim -- Social life and customs. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Cover slightly bent, in very good condition. (MX12-20) (ID #21339) 30.00.
511. • Pascual Recuero, Pascual. ANTOLOGIA DE CUENTOS SEFARDIES. Barcelona: Ameller, 1979. Softcover, 8vo, 190 pages, 21 cm. In Spanish. Biblioteca Nueva sefarad; volume 6. Litterature populaire judeo-espagnole -- Anthologies. Sefarades -- Moeurs et coutumes. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Folklore. Jewish folk literature. Juifs -- Folklore. Other Titles: Me-‘am lo’ez. Selections. Excellent condition. (Sef-17-7) (ID #25024) 40.00.
511A. • Popkin, Richard. L’INQUISITION ESPAGNOLE ET LA DIFFUSION DE LA PENSEE JUIVE DANS LA RENAISSANCE.
512. • (South Africa) Abrahams, Israel. THE BIRTH OF A COMMUNITY: A HISTORY OF WESTERN PROVINCE JEWRY FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE END OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR, 1902. Cape Town: Cape Town Hebrew Congregation, 1955. Cloth, 8vo. 166 pages. Illustrated. Some Sephardic history, SUBJECT (S): Jews – South Africa – history. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Inscribed by “the President and Committee of the Cape Town Hebrew Congregation. ” Born in Vilna and educated at Jews' College and London University, [Abrahams (1903-1973) ] was rabbi in London and Manchester before going to South Africa in 1937 as chief rabbi of the Cape Town Hebrew Congregation. In 1951 he became chief rabbi of the United Council of Hebrew Congregations of the Cape. From 1938 he held the chair of Hebrew at Cape Town University. He retired in 1967 and settled in Israel. An eloquent speaker, he held high office in all important communal institutions in Cape Town and was especially active in promoting the Zionist movement and Jewish education. He was a consulting editor to the Encyclopaedia Judaica. (Sowden, EJ) Fore edge of last few pages chipped, library sticker on spine, no other library markings, very good condition. (SEF-10-21) (ID #20915) 40.00.
513. • Stampfer, Joshua. THE SEPHARDIM; A CULTURAL JOURNEY FROM SPAIN TO THE PACIFIC COAST. Portland, Or: Institute For Judaic Studies, 1987. Softcover, 8vo, 150 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim -- Spain -- Congresses. Sephardim -- Mediterranean Region -- Congresses. Sephardim -- Northwest, Pacific -- Congresses. Papers presented at a conference held in Portland, Or, Feb. 3-5, 1985. Includes bibliographical references. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-19) (ID #25217) 75.00.
514. • Trigano, Hélène and Shmuel Trigano. LA MEMOIRE SEPHARADE. In Press, 2001. Softcover, 256 pages. 9782912404343. Very Good Condition. (SEF-22A-8) (ID #25058) 30.00.