CATALOG 112: OVER 80
TITLES IN SEPHARDIC &
MIZRACHI JEWISH STUDIES
Nr. 7.• Koen-Sarano, Matilda. KUENTOS DEL FOLKLOR DE LA FAMIYA
Nr. 28.• Bet Ha-Tefutsot `al Shem Nahum Goldman. לוב:
קהילה שהייתה LUV: KEHILAH
AN EXTINCT JEWISH COMMUNITY.]. Tel-Aviv: 1980.
Tilemahos, Pateris. THE
TRAGEDY OF THE GREEK JEWS AT WORLD AWAR II 1941-1945: MEMORIAL EDITION FOR THE
50TH ANNIVERSARY 1944-1994 OF THE
HEROIC REVOLT OF THE 300 GREEK JEWS IN AUSCHWITZ
BIRKENAOU II. Baltimore:
Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije. JEVREJSKI
ALMANAH 1954. Beograd: 1954.
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LADINO & JUDEO-ARABIC
HOLOCAUST & ANTISEMITISM
OTHER RELATED WORKS
1. • Benayahu,
Meir. היחסים שבין יצודי
איטליה: מגירוש ספרד עד
HA-YEHASIM SHE-BEN YEHUDE YAVAN LI-YEHUDE ITALYAH: MI-GERUSH SEFARAD `AD TOM HA-REPUBLIKAH
HA-VINITSIANIT. Tel-Aviv: Ha-Makhon Le-Heker Ha-Tefutsot. 1980. Paper
wrappers. 8vo. 364 pages. First edition.
SUBJECT(S): Jews – Greece – history; Jews – Italy – history; Printing, Hebrew –
history; Rabbis – Greece; Rabbis – Italy; Greece – ethnic relations; Italy –
ethnic relations. SERIES: Pirsume ha-Makhon le-heker ha-tefutsot ; sefer 30; Very good
condition. (SEF-8-13a) (ID #25983) $125.00.
2. • Rosenthal, A. CATALOGUE 72: RARE,
UNUSUAL & STANDARD BOOKS IN SPANISH & PORTUGUESE ON MANY SUBJECTS,
INCLUDING BOOKS ON SPAIN & PORTUGAL AND LATIN AMERICA IN OTHER LANGUAGES,
WITH AN IMPORTANT APPENDIX OF SPANISH & PORTUGUESE JUDAICA. Oxford: A. Rosenthal,
Ltd. 1960. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 112 pages, 7 illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Catalogs,
booksellers' – England; Antiquarian booksellers – England; Rare books –
catalogs, booksellers'; Catalogs, booksellers' – Great Britain. OCLC lists 5
copies worldwide (Princeton, Univ of Texas-Austin, Central Conn. State Univ, New York Public Library, Univ
van Amsterdam) . Ex-writing with minimal markings; Writing, stamp on cover,
minor pen marks on inside pages. Good condition. (BIB-3-7) (ID #26018) $30.00.
3. • Yeshiva University.
THE SEPHARDIC JOURNEY, 1492-1992. New York: Yeshiva University Museum.
1992. Cloth. 8vo. 420 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim – exhibitions;
Judaism – liturgical objects – exhibitions; Jews – Spain – exhibitions; Sefarden; Spain – ethnic relations – exhibitions. “This
catalogue accompanies the Yeshiva
exhibition The Sephardic Journey: 1492-1992, November 13, 1990-December 31,
1992. Both the exhibition and the catalogue commemorate the Quincentenary
of the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain
and Columbus' arrival in America. ”
ISBN: 0945447043. Ex library with spine sticker and minimal markings, near fine
condition. (SEF-8-9a) (ID #25979) $35.00.
4. • Ben Giat, Aleksander. אננה
מאריאה, או, איל
קוראסון די מוז׳יר
: רומאנסו מויי איזמוביינטי
ANNA MARIA, O, EL KORASON DE MUZ'ER: ROMANSO MUI EZMUVIENTE. Kairo: Estamparia Karmona I Zara, 5665. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 112 pages. 15
cm. 1904-05. Edition: “Tresera ves
est Ampado. ” In Ladino.
SUBJECT (S): Ladino literature. Yaari number: 445./ Besso number: 27. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Brandeis,
Harvard, Yale, NYPL, Cambridge)
. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (heb-3-25) (ID #25957) $225.00.
5. • Blau,
הערבית היהודית : פרקים נבחרים
= אלמ תאר
באללגה אלערביה אליהודיה HA-SIFRUT HA-‘ARVIT HA-YEHUDIT: PERAKIM
NIVHARIM. AL-MUKHTAR MIN AL-NUTSUTS BIAL-LUGAH
AL- ARABIYAH AL-YAHUDIYAH. Yerushalayim: Hotsa'at Sefarim a. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-'ivrit, 1980. Softcover, 8vo, 276
pages, 22 cm. In Judeo-Arabic. Series: ha-Sidrah le-zekher Maks Shlesinger.
Mekorot; kerekh 4;
Variation: Sidrah le-zekher
Maks Shlesinger. Mekorot; kerekh 4. SUBJECT(S):
Judeo-Arabic literature. Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern
period, 425-1789 -- Sources. In Judeo-Arabic; pref. In English and Hebrew. Title
on added title page: al-Mukhtar min al-nusus bi-al-lughah al-Arabiyah al-Yahudiyah. Title on
added title page: Judaeo-Arabic literature. Includes
bibliographical references. Also issued online. Other Titles: Mukhtar min al-nutsuts biAl-lugah al-Arabiyah al-Yahudiyah. Mukhtar min al-nusus bi-al-lughah al- Arabiyah al-Yahudiyah. Judaeo-Arabic literature. Wear and chipping to cover edges.
Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-29-10) (ID #26004) $135.00.
6. • Ibn Giyat, Aleksander. אונה
: פ׳אטו אקונטיסאדו
UNAH MUZ'ER TERIVLE: FATO AKONTESADO. 1907. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 68 pages. 16
cm. 1907. In Ladino. SUBJECT (S): Ladino literature. Yaari
no. 459. “t Rezladado por Aleksander Ibn Giyat. ” OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (NYPL, YU) ,
none outside New York.
Binding repaired, wear to blank orange wrappers, Good+ Condition. (heb-3-27) .
Scarce. (ID #25959) $300.00.
7. • Koen-Sarano,
Matilda. KUENTOS: SIPURIM ME-HAVAI HA-MISHPAHAH HA-YEHUDIT-SEFARADIT. KUENTOS
DEL FOLKLOR DE LA FAMIYA DJUDEO-ESPANYOLA. Jerusalem: Kanah.
1986. Paper boards. 8vo. Xxix, 390 pages. In Hebrew and Ladino on facing pages.
Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim – folklore; Folk literature,
Ladino; Folk literature, Ladino – translations into Hebrew; Legends, Jewish;
Sephardim – social life and customs; Sarano Family; Koen-Sarano, Matilda, 1939- -- family. Has dust jacket that
is slightly worn along top edge. Very good condition. (SEF-8-11a) (ID #25981)
8. • Melamed,
Meir Masliah. סדור
המרכז: לפי מנהג
הספרדים ועדות המזרח
SIDUR HA-MERKAZ: LEFI MINHAG HA-SEFARADIM
VA-`ADOT HA-MIZRAH. Jerusalem: Hotsaat Ha-Merkaz Ha-Hinukhi Ha-Sefaradi Bi-Yerushalayim. 1983. Paper boards. 8vo. 718 pages. “1a ed. Por
el Centro Educativo Sefaradí
de Jerusalem. ” In Aramaic, Hebrew, Ladino, and Spanish. SUBJECT(S): Siddurim – texts; Judaism – Sephardic rite – liturgy –
texts; Siddur (Sephardic) . OCLC lists 9 copies
worldwide. Owner's name inside cover [Sam Camhi? ],
ex library, very good condition. (SEF-8-10a) (ID #25980) $50.00.
9. • St. Pierre, Bernardin De. translated Into Ladino by Aleksander
Ben Giat. PABLO Y VIRZINIA: ROMANSO... Yerushalayim (Jerusalem):
Estamparia De Shelomoh Yisrael Sherezli, 1911. Paper
Wrappers, 12mo, 23 pages. 15 cm. In Ladino. Series: Edision
Shayish; SUBJECT (S): Ladino literature. Ya`ari number: 561. “imitado del franses
por Aleksander Ben Giat...” OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard,
Stanford, NYPL, Cambridge,
YU) . Lacks blank orange wrappers, Otherwise Very Good Condition. (heb-3-26)
(ID #25958) $200.00.
10. • Grand, Samuel and Tamar Grand. EXPLORING THE
JEWISH HERITAGE IN SPAIN.
Spanish National Tourist Offices, 1979. Softcover,
8vo, 18 pages, illustrated, 22 x 28 cm. Loaded with photos of synagogues and
sites. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Spain.
-- Description and travel. Booklet folded in half. Light wear to cover edges
and corners. Very good condition. (Art-11-16) (ID #25734) $75.00.
11. • Hornik, M. P.
Castro, Americo. COLLECTED STUDIES IN HONOUR OF
AMERICO CASTRO'S 80TH YEAR. Oxford,
Lincombe Lodge Research Library, 1965. Hardcover,
8vo, 482 pages. S. 479-482: Americo Castro. Selected
bibliography. The Richard Kronstein foundation for
the promotion of Jewish and cognate studies. Castro (1885–1972) , was a
“Spanish historian and literary critic. Castro was a professor at the University of Madrid
and later at Princeton
interpreted the culture and history of Spain
as a result of the coming together of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, which
created a peculiarly Hispanic form of life, different both from the East and
from the civilization of Western Europe. The
expulsion of 1492 was in Castro's view the result of uncontainable pressures
from below. He believes that the preoccupation with purity of lineage in
Christian Spain from the 15th century on was a transfer of a Jewish concept,
due to the infiltration of converts into Christian society. The use of secrecy
and informers by the Inquisition was a continuation of methods used by Jewish
tribunals. Ultimately, according to Castro, it was the Jews and their
descendants the Conversos who were responsible for
the discrimination by the Spaniards against the New Christians because of the
latter's blood or race and for the cruel and unjust methods employed by the
Inquisition and the maltreatment of those who were brought to trial before it.
These were all derived from Jewish sources and traditions. Castro relied on
"evidence" from the Bible, from the origin of the Spanish
aristocracy, from medieval Jewish authors like Santob
de Carrion (Shem Tov ben Ardutiel) , R. Moses Arragel, R.
Asher ben Yehiel, R.
Solomon ben Adret, and
others. Castro's evidence is based entirely on a basic misunderstanding of the
sources, of the Jews' understanding of the biblical text, and of the essence of
Jewish law” (Scholberg in EJ 2007) . OCLC lists 1
copy worldwide (National Library of Sweden) . Heavily warped by waterdamage, but completely usable with no explicit damage
(plates were not printed on glossy paper, but rather high-grade flat paper, so
they did not stick) . Ex-library with usual markings. Staining to cover.
Staining on edges of pages. Good condition. Important and scarce. (Sef-18-17)
(ID #25525) $300.00.
12. • Alvarez, Jesus. JUDIOS Y CRISTIANOS
ANTE LA HISTORIA. Madrid;
Aguilar, 1972. Softcover, 8vo, 377 pages, 21 cm. In
Spanish. Special Attention to Spain.
Series: Coleccion literaria.
SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other
religions -- Judaism. Juifs -- Histoire. Bibliography
on pages 369-373. Light wear to binding and book. Good condition. (Sef-29-17)
(ID #26011) $35.00.
13. • Grand, Samuel and Tamar Grand.
EXPLORING THE JEWISH HERITAGE IN SPAIN. New York: Spanish National Tourist Offices,
1979. Softcover, 8vo, 18 pages, illustrated, 22 x 28
cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Spain.
-- Description and travel. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Very good condition.
(Sef-29-20) (ID #26013) $30.00.
14. • (Majorca) Braunstein, Baruch, .
THE CHUETAS OF MAJORCA; CONVERSOS AND THE INQUISITION OF MAJORCA.
Pa. Mennonite Publishing House,
1936. 1st edition. Related Titles: Conversos and the
Inquisition of Majorca. Xv, 227 pages, 26 cm.
Issued also as thesis (pH. D. ) Columbia
on pages 203-220. Series: Columbia
studies, volume 28. Very Good Condition. (SEF-35-32) (ID #10621) $65.00.
15. • Ramon Alberch
I Fugueras. ELS JUEUS A LES TERRES GIRONINES. [Girona]: Diputació De Girona: Caixa D'Girona,
1988. Paper Wrappers , 8vo. 95 pages. Illustrated. In French. SUBJECT (S): Jews
-- Spain -- Gerona (Province) -- History. Gerona (Spain:
Province) -- Ethnic relations. OCLC
lists three copies worldwide. In very good condition. (SEF-12A-9) (ID #25966) $75.00.
16. • Romano, David. PER A UNA HISTÒRIA DE LA
GIRONA JUEVA, VOL 1. Girona: Ajuntament
De Girona. 1988. Paper wrappers. 8vo. Various pagings. Illustrated. Volume one (of two) only. First
edition. SUBJECT(S): Jews – Spain
– Gerona – history; Gerona
– ethnic relations. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. ISBN: 8486837022. A little edgeworn, very good condition. (SEF-8-26a) (ID #25995)
17. • (Amsterdam) Fuks-Mansfeld,
R. G. DE SEFARDIM IN AMSTERDAM TOT 1795: ASPECTEN VAN DE ONTWIKKELING VAN EEN
JOODSE MINDERHEID IN EEN HOLLANDSE STAD. Wilp: De
Auteur, Comprint, 1989. Softcover,
8vo, 237 pages, 22 cm. In Dutch. SUBJECT (S): Sefarden.
Proefschriften (vorm) . Amsterdam (stad) . Met lit. Opg. reg. - Met een samenvatting in het Engels.
OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Light wear to edges. Very good condition.
(Sef-29-12) (ID #26006) $30.00.
18. • (Birmingham, UK)
Mendes, Abraham Pereira. SERMONS (DELIVERED TO THE BIRMINGHAM HEBREW CONGREGATION) . 1855,
0. 4to, xii, 200 pages. English
interspersed with Hebrew. “First among the Sephardim to publish a volume of
sermons in English. ” (JE, Vol. III, pp. 486-7) . Abraham Pereira Mendes
(1825-93) , a native of Kingston, Jamaica, served as minister of the Montego Bay
community until 1851, when he was called to England to lead the Birmingham
Hebrew Congregation. In 1858 he relocated to London, becoming Dayan of the Sephardic
community. Finally, from 1883 until his death a decade later; he ministered to
Cong. Jesuat Israel
of Newport, Rhode Island. His son, Henry (Haim) Pereira Mendes, minister of Cong. Shearith
Israel of New
York, was instrumental in the founding in 1897 of the Union of
Orthodox Congregations of the United States
Very Good Condition. (Spec-12-1) (ID #25529) $225.00.
19. • (Egypt) Masriya,
Yahudia. LES JUIFS EN EGYPTE. Genèva,
Éditions De L'Avenir, 1971.
Paper Wrappers , 8vo. 75 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Egypt --
History. Egypt -- History. OCLC lists three copies worldwide (Princeton, New York
Public Research Library, University
of Oxford) In good
condition. (SEF-12A-8) (ID #25965)
20. • (Egypt) Tcherikover, Avigdor. יהודים במצרים בתקופה ההלניסטית־הרומית
YEHUDIM BE-MITSRAYIM BA-TEKUFAH HA-HELENISTIT-HA-ROMIT LE-OR HA-PAPIROLOGYAH. Yerushalayim, Hevrah Le-Hotsa'at Sefarim a. Y. Ha-Universitah Ha-ivrit, 1945. Softcover, 8vo,
12, 272, 1, 32 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Egypt --
History. “Yatsa la-or be-siyua
Ha-keren' A. Sh. Aleksander
Kohut. ” Added title page: The Jews in Egypt in the
Hellenistic-Roman age in the light of the papyri. “The English text is but a
brief summary of the Hebrew original”--Pref. “Luah
ha-kitsurim”: page -12.Tcherikover (Avigdor; 1894–1958) , was an “historian. Tcherikover was born in St. Petersburg, Russia,
into a family of maskilim. Emigrating to Palestine in 1925, Tcherikover
became one of the first teachers at the Hebrew University,
and the first professor of ancient history. A general historian by training, Tcherikover first wrote in the field of Hellenistic
history; his Die Hellenistischen Staedtegruendungen
von Alexander dem Grossen bis auf die Roemerzeit became the
basic work in this field. Later he devoted himself entirely to the study of
Jewish history during the Graeco-Roman period and
became one of the most distinguished scholars in the field. The other important
field of Tcherikover's work on the history of the
Diaspora in Egypt
was based on his research of papyri. Among the tens of thousands of Greek
papyri found in Egypt
from the end of the 19th century onward, papyri which mentioned Jews or matters
connected with Jews were also discovered. Tcherikover
initiated systematic research of the Jewish papyri, publishing many studies and
a comprehensive research work, Ha-Yehudim be-Mizrayim ba-Tekufah ha-Helenistit-ha-Romit le-Or ha-Papirologyah
(‘The Jews in Egypt
in the Hellenistic-Roman Age in the Light of the Papyri”) . Tcherikover's
scholarly work is outstanding for construction, clarity of thought, lucidity of
presentation, precision of detail, and general historic perception” (Fuks in EJ 2007) . Tears to corners and edges of cover.
Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-18-8)
(ID #25516) $40.00.
21. • (Eretz Israel) Shva, Shlomo. הימים
HA-YAFIM. Tel Aviv: A. Levin Epshtayn, 1972. Hardcover, 8vo, 241 pages, illustrated, 24
cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Palestine
-- History. On verso of title page: Those beautiful days. Light wear to
binding. Chipping to edges of cover jacket. Very good condition. (Sef-29-5) (ID
22. • (France) Anchel, Robert. LES JUIFS DE FRANCE. Paris, J. B. Janin, 1946. 291 pages, plates, port. 12mo, 21 cm. An
important history of the Jews of France up through Napoleanonic
times, printed at the end of the Second World War. Much on the Middle Ages, Marranos in France,
etc. In French. Series: La Roue de fortune. Standard
No: LCCN: 47-22466. SUBJECT (S): Jews – France. Joden.
Stained, brown pages. Staining to cover around the edges and binding.
Otherwise, good condition. (mx-31-8) (ID #25571) $30.00.
23. • (India) 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 . Fine in find dustjacket.
(SEF-27-15) (ID #11157) $40.00.
24. • (India)
Israel, Benjamin J. THE JEWS
Centre For Jewish And Inter-Faith Studies, Jewish Welfare Association, 1982. Softcover, 12mo, 64 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- India --
-- Ethnic relations. Added essay: The Jewish contribution to India on pages
56-64. Bibliography on page 55. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union, U
of Haifa, U of South Florida) . Light wear to edges. Light staining to cover.
Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-29-15)
(ID #26009) $30.00.
25. • (Iraq) Bar-Mosheh,
עיראק : זכרונות משנות 1945-1950 YETSI AT IRAK: ZIKHRONOT MI-SHENOT 1945-1950.
Yerushalayim: Va'ad 'adat Ha-Sefaradim Bi-Yerushalayim Be-Hishtatfut Ha-Mahlakah Li-Kehilot Sefaradiyot Shel Ha-Histadrut Ha-Tsiyonit Ha-olamit, 1977.
Hardcover, 8vo, 14, 365 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews --
Persecutions -- Iraq.
Bar-Mosheh, Yitshak. Iraq -- Ethnic
relations. Title on added title page: Exodus from Iraq. Other Titles: Exodus from Iraq. Wear to
binding. Light wear. Wear to edges of cover, in dust jacket. Good condition.
(Sef-29-4) (ID #25999) $30.00.
26. • (Iraq) Ben Porat,
Mordechai. TO BAGHDAD
AND BACK: THE MIRACULOUS 2,000 YEAR HOMECOMING OF THE IRAQI JEWS. Jerusalem, Hewlett,
Publishing House. 1998. Paper boards. 8vo. 367 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S):
Jews – Iraq – history -- 20th century; Jews – Iraq – migrations; Ben Porat, Mordechai, 1923-; Israel –
emigration and immigration; Iraq – emigration and immigration; Israel –
politics and government. Laid in is a photocopy of a newspaper article on the
author. Ex library with bookplate and spine sticker, very good condition.
(SEF-8-15a) (ID #25985) $40.00.
27. • (Iraq) Haddad, Ezra Y. אבני־דרך: לתולדות היהודים בבבל־עיראק
מחרבן הבית הראשון
ההמונית AVNE-DEREKH: LE-TOLDOT HA-YEHUDIM
BE-BAVEL-`IRAK ME-HURBAN HA-BAYIT HA-RISHON VE-`AD LA-`ALIYAH HA-HAMONIT
[MILESTONES IN THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN BABYLON-IRAQ FROM THE BABYLONIAN
CAPTIVITY 597 B. C. TO THE MASS EXODUS TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL, 1951 A. D]. Tel
Aviv: Irgun Yotse `irak Be-Yisrael. 1970.
Paperback. 8vo. 91 pages. Illustrated.
SUBJECT(S): Jews – Iraq –
history; Jews – Iraq – Babylonia – history. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide.
Inscribed. Light spots of covers, edges and title page, spine torn, good condition.
(SEF-8-14a) (ID #25984) $50.00.
28. • (Libya) Bet Ha-Tefutsot
`al Shem Nahum Goldman. לוב: קהילה שהייתה
LUV: KEHILAH SHE-HAYTAH [LIBYA,
AN EXTINCT JEWISH COMMUNITY.]. Tel-Aviv: Bet Ha-Tefutsot.
1980. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 50 pages. In
English and Hebrew. Photograph illustrations. SUBJECT(S): Jews – Libya; Jews – Libya
– history – exhibitions; Libya
– ethnic relations – exhibitions. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. “The
exhibition “Libya: An Extinct Jewish Community” was initiated by the Cultural Center
of the Jews of Libya, Tel-Aviv, 61 Yehuda Halevi St. On the occasion of the Libyan Jewry Week in Israel (March
15-22, 1980) . ” Covers slightly worn, donation sticker inside cover, very good
condition. (SEF-8-12a) (ID #25982) $75.00.
29. • (Libya)
E. ; Mordecai Ha-Cohen. THE BOOK OF MORDECHAI: A STUDY OF THE JEWS OF LIBYA.
SELECTIONS FROM THE HIGHID MORDEKHAI OF MORDECHAI HAKOHEN: BASED ON THE
COMPLETE HEBREW TEXT AS PUBLISHED BY THE BEN-ZVI INSTITUTE, JERUSALEM. Philadelphia: Institute For The Study Of
Human Issues. 1980. Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 226 pages. Map. First edition. SUBJECT
(S): Jews – Libya; Joden; Libya
– ethnic relations. ISBN: 0897270053. Ex library with bookplate and spine
sticker, occasional marginalia and dog ears, otherwise very good condition.
(SEF-8-3a) (ID #25973) $75.00.
30. • (London)
Lionel D Barnett. EL LIBRO DE LOS ACUERDOS: BEING THE RECORDS AND ACCOMPTS OF
THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE OF LONDON
FROM 1663 TO 1681. Oxford:
O. U. P., 1931. Cloth , 8vo. 143 pages. In English. Translated from the
original Spanish and Portuguese [and edited] by Lionel D. Barnett. Barnett,
(1871–1960) , was a British orientalist. Barnett, who
was born in Liverpool, was keeper of the department of oriental printed books
and manuscripts at the British
Museum from 1908 to 1936.
He was an authority on Indian literature, and lectured in Indian history at the
London University School of Oriental and African Studies until 1946. (EJ, Kahane) Ex library with the usual markings. In good
condition. (SEF-12A-10) (ID #25967)
31. • Lowenstern,
Edward S. EXOTIC JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF EURASIA AND AFRICA.
Northbrook, Ill. Whitehall Co., 1971. Softcover, 8vo,
63 pages, map, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jewish diaspora.
Bibliography on pages 61-62. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Light staining to
front and back cover. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition.
(Sef-29-16) (ID #26010) $65.00.
32. • Mikhlalah Le-Hinukha. Sh. David Yelin. JEWS OF THE DIASPORA: A SELECT COLLECTION OF
PHOTOGRAPHS OF JEWS IN PARTS OF THE WORLD, OTHER THAN ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES: PRESENTED AT THE
ANNUAL DINNER, TAVERN ON THE GREEN, NEW
YORK CITY, NOVEMBER 20, 1989 (VOLUME 2) . Hoboken, N. J.: KTAV Pub.
House, 1989. Paperback, Aprox 40 leaves, unpaginated, illustrated, 31 cm. Photos or maps on most
leaves, most are early 20th Century photographs. Printed entirely on heavy
glossy paper. Series: Photographic album series; volume 2. SUBJECT (S): Jews --
Portraits. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Wear to edges of cover and corners.
Crease marks on back cover. Good condition. (Art-8-13) (ID #25680) $60.00.
33. • (Netherlands) Blom,
J. C. H. R. G. Fuks-Mansfeld, and Ivo
GESCHIEDENIS VAN DE JODEN IN NEDERLAND.
Amsterdam: Balans, 1995. Hardcover, 8vo, x, 502 pages, illustrated, 24
cm. In Dutch. On the Sephardica and Ashkenazi
communities. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Netherlands -- History. Joden. Netherlands
-- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references on pages 483-487 and
index. Light wear and slight chipping to edges of dust jacket. Articles laid
in. Very good condition. (Sef-29-11) (ID #26005) $50.00.
34. • (Romania) Polonius, S.
AUF DER BALKANHALBINSEL ODER RUMANISCHE
JUDENFRAGE. Lemberg: S. J. Polonius, 1901. Modern
paper wrappers, 12mo, 112 pages, 20 cm. In German. “Documents demonstrate
Spanish Jews in Wallachia [in Romania]
as early as 1496. These most likely stemming as a result of the Iberian diaspora, and the acceptance into (Ottoman) Romania and
other Bakan states by Sultan Beyazid
II. In 1718 the first Hahambasi (Betalel
Cohen) the son of Rabbi Naftali Cohen, Sultan Mustafa
III's protege, was
appointed by Romanian Prince Alexandre Ipsilanti. These Hahambasi would
be in charge of all the Jews in the entire country. His office was in Jassy, but he still had juristdiction
of Jews in the southern territories of Wallachia.
This cheif Rabbi had officers spread through out the
Romanian state called vekil Hahambasi, which were located in major cities. The
office of the Hahambasi lasted until 1834 when it
dissolved. Instead of the Prince making a Rabbi the Hahambasi,
it was now up to the Jewish people to elect their own spiritual leader. In
losing the title of Hahambasi, future spiritual
leaders also lost the rights (and protections) that came along with it. Most of
the original Jewish population of Romania
arrived from Turkey and the
Balkans and was made up of Sephardim” (sephardicstudies.org, 2010) SUBJECT(S):
Jews -- Romania.
Other Titles: China
auf der Balkanhalbinsel; Rumanische Judenfrage. OCLC lists
13 copies worldwide. Staining to pages. Repair to binding. Otherwise very good
condition. (Sef-18-3) (ID #25511) $80.00.
35. • (Seattle, USA)
Podet, Allen Howard, Chasan,
Daniel Jack. HEIRS TO A NOBLE PAST; SEATTLE'S
STORIED SEPHARDIC JEWS. New York,
Committee For The Advancement Of Sephardic Studies And Culture, 1969. Softcover, 8vo, 20 pages, group portraits, 28 cm. SUBJECT
(S): Jews -- Washington (State) -- Seattle. Cover title.
Reprinted from The Seattle
Magazine, May 1967. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (Harvard,
Michigan, New York Public Library, Hebrew Union
of Wisconsin, National Library of
of London) . Light
discoloration of cover. Excellent condition. (Sef-18-18) (ID #25526) $45.00.
36. • (Shumlah/Shumen,
Arditti, Benyamin. יהודי
בולגריה: קהילת שומלה YEHUDE BULGARYAH: KEHILAT SHUMLAH. Tel Aviv: Hutsa `al Yede Va`adah Tsiburit. 1968. Paper
boards. 8vo. 179 pages. Illustrated. In
Hebrew. On the Jews of Shumen,
SUBJECT(S): Jews – Bulgaria
– Shumen. OCLC
lists 21 copies worldwide. Has dust jacket that is tan and a little worn around
the edges, particularly on the spine. Small phrase of Hebrew writing on jacket
flap. Very good condition. (SEF-8-2a) (ID #25972) $125.00.
37. • Simon Schwarzfuchs; Elimelekh
Horowitz. MI-MIZRAH U-MI-MA`ARAV: KOVES MEHKARIM BE-TOLDOT HA-YEHUDIM BA-MIZRAH
U-VA-MAGREB. 1995. Cloth , 8vo. 197 pages. In Hberew.
SUBJECT (S): Africa, North -- Ethnic
relations. Preface and summaries in
English. Added title page in English: “East and Maghreb: researches in the
history of the Jews of the Orient and North Africa.
” In very good condition in a good jacket. (SEF-12A -7) (ID #25964) $35.00.
38. • (Tunisia) Noy,
Dov. CONTES POPULAIRES RACONTES PAR DES JUIFS DE
1968. Hardcover, 8vo, 380 pages, 4 leaves of plates: illustrated, map, 22 cm.
In French. SUBJECT (S): Tales, Jewish -- Tunisia. Translated from the
Hebrew. Translation of Chiv’im Sipourim
ve-Sipour mi-Pi Yehoudei Tounisia. 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
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. From 1985 to 1992, he served as professor of Yiddish
Folklore at Bar-Ilan University.
In 1992–93 he served as professor of folk literature at Ben-Gurion
University and in 1995–96 professor of
folklore at Haifa
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) . OCLC
lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to binding and cover binding. Slightly bumped
cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-29-1) (ID #25996) $65.00.
39. • (Turkey) Levy, Avigdor,
editor. THE JEWS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Princeton,
Press; Washington, DC: Institute Of Turkish Studies. 1994.
Cloth. 8vo. Xvi, 783 pages. Plate, facsimile and other illustrations. First
edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Turkey
– history; Joden; Turkey – ethnic relations.
CONTENTS: Community, State, and Society (Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries) ;
Inter-Community Relations in the Ottoman Arab Provinces; Demographics
Perspectives of the Jewish Community in the Late Ottoman Period; Modernization
and transformation (Nineteenth-Twentieth Centuries) ; Culture, Art, and
Folklore; Sources for the Study of ottoman Jewry. ISBN: 0878500901. Has dust
jacket. Very good condition. (SEF-8-21a) (ID #25990) $35.00.
40. • (Turkey) Rodrigue,
Aron. OTTOMAN AND TURKISH JEWRY: COMMUNITY AND
LEADERSHIP. Bloomington, IN:
Indiana University, 1992. Softcover,
8vo, xv, 277 pages, 23 cm. Series: Indiana University Turkish studies; 12.
SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Turkey
-- Politics and government. Turkey
-- Ethnic relations. Turkey
-- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Includes bibliographical references. Light chipping to edges of cover. Light
wear. Articles laid in. Very good condition. (Sef-29-8) (ID #26003) $30.00.
41. • (Turkey) Rodrigue,
Aron. FRENCH JEWS, TURKISH JEWS: THE ALLIANCE
ISRAÉLITE UNIVERSELLE AND THE POLITICS OF JEWISH SCHOOLING IN TURKEY,
1860-1925. Bloomington: Indiana University
Press. 1990. Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 234 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews – education –
Turkey; Jews – Turkey – history; Onderwijs; Joden; Alliance Israelite Universelle;
Turkey – ethnic relations. SERIES: The Modern Jewish experience; Variation:
Modern Jewish experience (Bloomington,
Ind. ) CONTENTS: The Emergence of
the “Jewish Eastern Question”; Turkish Jewry in the age of the Tanzimat; The Politics of Schooling: The Alliance Israelite
and the Jewish Communities of Turkey; Educating Turkish Jewry; The Alliance
Schools and Jewish Society in Turkey; The Alliance and the Emergence of Zionism
in Turkey; Between French Imperialism and Turkish Nationalism: The End of the
Alliance in Turkey. Ex library, very good condition. (SEF-8-16a) (ID #25986)
42. • (Venice) Curiel, Roberta, Bernard Dov
Cooperman and Graziano Arici.
IL GHETTO DI VENEZIA. Verona:
Arsenale, 1990. Hardcover, 4to, 176 pages, colored,
illustrated, 29 cm. In Italian. Series: I Grandi libri. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Italy
-- Venice --
Social life and customs. Jews -- Italy
-- Venice --
Pictorial works. Synagogues -- Italy
-- Venice --
Pictorial works. Venice (Italy) --
Ethnic relations. Venice (Italy) --
Pictorial works. Donated by Michael S. Bienes. “An Arsenale editrice book” on title
page verso. Includes bibliographical references on pages 170-171 and index.
Very good condition. (Art-7A-7) (ID #25747) $120.00.
43. • (Yemen) Ahroni,
Reuben. YEMENITE JEWRY: ORIGINS, CULTURE, AND LITERATURE. Bloomington:
Indiana University Press. 1986. Cloth. 8vo. X,
227 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Yemen (Republic) – history; Judaism – Yemen (Republic) – history; Joden;
(Republic) – ethnic relations. SERIES: Jewish literature and culture; CONTENTS:
Introduction; Antiquity of Jewish Settlements in Arabia; Post-Biblical and
Pre-Islamic Times; Yemenite Jewry in the Early and High Middle Ages; jewish literary Creativity in Yemen in the Thirteenth and
Fourteenth Centuries; The Impact of the Sabbatean
Movement on the Jews of Yemen; The Exile of the Yemenite to Mauza
(1679) ; Yememite Jews in the Eighteenth and
Nineteenth Centuries; Epilogue: In the land of Israel. ISBN: 0253368073. Ex
library, near fine condition. (SEF-8-6a) (ID #25976) $35.00.
44. • (Yemen)
Mansour. YEMENITE JEWS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY. New York: Schocken Books, 1985. Hardcover, 8vo, xiv, 75 pages,
illustrated, 27 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Yemeni -- Israel -- Pictorial works. Israel --
Pictorial works. Wear and slight chipping to edges of cover, in dust jacket.
Light wear to binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-29-3) (ID #25998)
45. • (Yugoslavia) Savez
Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije. JEVREJSKI ALMANAH 1954. Beograd:
Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije. 1954. Paper
wrappers. 8vo. 298 pages. Illustrated. Serial, published every three years. In
Croatian. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Yugoslavia.
Pages darkened, otherwise very good condition. (SEF-8-24a) (ID #25993) $75.00.
46. • De Sola
Pool, David; Tamar De Sola Pool. AN OLD FAITH IN THE NEW WORLD: PORTRAIT OF
1654-1954. New York: Columbia University
Press, 1955. Cloth. 4to. 595 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Judaism-United
States-New York State-Congregation Shearith Israel.
Ex-library with usual markings. Spine worn at top binding slightly shaken,
repaired. But solid. Otherwise in Good condition. (sef-12A-16A). (ID #17445)
47. • De Sola Pool, David. THE SEVENTEENTH 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 , 40 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues -- New
York (State) -- New York.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York.
Congregation Shearith Israel (New
York, N. Y. )
OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. Pool, (1885–1970) , was a U. S. Rabbi,
civic and communal leader, and historian. Pool, who was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews'
College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool went to the U. S. In 1907 to
become minister of the Sephardi Congregation Shearith Israel
in New York City,
the oldest synagogue in the U. S. He served there until his retirement in 1956.
(EJ, Staff) In very good condition. (SEF-12A-16) (ID #25971) $100.00.
48. • Pool, David De Sola. WHY I AM A JEW. Boston Beacon Press,
1957. Cloth , 8vo. 207 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Pool,
(1885–1970) , was a U. S.
Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. Pool, who was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews'
College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool went to the U. S. In 1907 to
become minister of the Sephardi Congregation Shearith Israel
in New York City,
the oldest synagogue in the U. S. He served there until his retirement in 1956.
(EJ, Staff) In very good condition. In a good jacket(SEF-12A-6) (ID #25963) $30.00.
49. • Congregation Mikveh
Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
. RECIPES. [COVER TITLE: A TASTE OF HISTORY: RECIPES OLD & NEW FROM PHILADELPHIA'S HISTORIC SPANISH AND PORTUGESE CONGREGATION
KAHAL KADOSH MIKVEH ISRAEL
FOUNDED IN 1740]. Waseca, MN: Walter's Cookbooks. 1987. Comb bound.
8vo. 105 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Sephardic Jewish cookery; Jews – United States.
OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Stanford) . Ex library. Very good condition.
(SEF-8-22a) (ID #25991) $75.00.
50. • Abravanel,
Isaac, Uri Faybesh Ben Yitshak
Ayzak Segal and Chaya
קופנהגן : אלטונה־המבורג,
תצ״ט (1739) HAGADAT KOPENHAGEN, 489 [Z.O. 499]:
HAGGADAH: (FACSIMILE). Tel-Aviv: Nahar U-Staimatski, 1986.
Hardcover, 4to, 68 pages, all color facsimile, 33 cm. SUBJECT(S): Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism --
Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jewish
illumination of books and manuscripts. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Copenhagen Haggadah. Haggadah. Text in
Hebrew; rubrics in Ladino and Yiddish. Colophon
title. Spine title: Hagadah. Caption title: Seder Hagadah shel Pesah
ke-minhag Ashkenazim ukhe-minhag
Sefaradim. “'Im perush Abravanell”--Caption title
page. “ha-Kotev ... Uri Faybesh
ben ... Yitshak Ayzak Hazan Segal”--Originial colophon. Facsimile of a manuscript in the Kongelige Bibliotek (Denmark) .
Accompanied by introductory material in English and Hebrew, including 2
bibliographies, prepared by Chaya Benjamin. Other Titles:
Haggadah (Ms. Copenhagen Haggadah)
; Copenhagen Haggadah. ; Hagadat Kopenhagen, 499.; Seder Hagadah shel Pesah ke-minhag
Ashkenazim ukhe-minhag Sefaradim.
; Hagadah. OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Very good
condition. (Art-7A-1) (ID #25741) $35.00.
51. • Spinoza, Benedictus
De; Jakob Klatzkin. TORAT
HAMIDOT ME-ET BARUCH SPINOZA. Lipsiya: Shtibel. 1923. Cloth.
8vo. Xxi, 414 pages. Tissue-papered frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S):
Ethics. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. SERIES: Kitve
Baruch 'Spinoza, meturgamim min hamakor;
Variation: Spinoza, Benedictus de, ; 1632-1677.; Kitve Barukh 'Spinoza, meturgamim min ha-makor. Spinoza
(1632-1677) was a Dutch philosopher. Among the Spanish and Portuguese community
that his family was a part of, Spinoza attracted attention for his irreligious
and heretical ideas, such as questioning whether Adam was the first man. On
July 27, 1656, he was excommunicated. His 1670 Tractatus
Theologico-Politicus "caused a sensation, and
was banned everywhere, and sold with false title pages. " Three years
later, he was offered the chair of philosophy at Heidelberg, which he declined, avowing a
preference for a quiet life. Efforts to have his Ethics published were
unfruitful, due to theological impediments. It was later published, after his
death, in Opera Posthuma. (Smend,
EJ) Wear to spine, some edge wear to covers. Very good condition. (HebLit-2-24)
(ID #24384) $75.00.
52. • Levin, Dan. SPINOZA: THE YOUNG THINKER
WHO DESTROYED THE PAST. New York,
Weybright And Talley, 1970. Cloth , 8vo. 338 pages.
In English. SUBJECT (S): Spinoza, Benedictus de,
1632-1677. In very good condition in a
very good jacket. (SEF-12A-12) (ID
53. • Milner, Simon L. THE FACE OF BENEDICTUS
SPINOZA. New York, MacHmadim Art Editions, Inc.,
1946. Cloth , 12 inches. 51 pages, 3
plates, including portraits. In
English. SUBJECT(S): Filosofen.
Portretten. Spinoza, Benedictus
de, 1632-1677 -- PortraitsEx library with the usual
markings. In very good
condition.(SEF-12A -1) (ID #25961)
54. • Twersky, Isadore. RABBI MOSES NAHMANIDES (RAMBAN): EXPLORATIONS IN
HIS RELIGIOUS AND LITERARY VIRTUOSITY. Cambridge,
Mass.: Harvard University
Press, 1983. Softcover, 8vo, 128 pages, 23 cm.
Series: Texts and studies, Harvard University Center
for Jewish Studies; 1, Variation: Texts and studies (Harvard University.
Center for Jewish Studies) ; 1.Contents: Introduction, Isadore
Twersky -- "Open rebuke and concealed love"
by Bernard Septimus -- The "Gerona School"
of Hebrew poetry by Ezra Fleischer -- "We have no kabbalistic
tradition on this" by Moshe Idel -- Rabbi Azriel and Nahmanides by Bezalel Safran -- Miracles and
the natural order in Nahmanides by David Berger.
SUBJECT(S): Aufsatzsammlung. Nahmanides.
Moise ben Nahman. Nachmanides, Moses.
Judaism; Rabbis: Nahmanides – Biographies. Includes
bibliographical references. Twersky (1930-1997) was a
“scholar and teacher. Born in Boston,
Massachusetts, the son of R. Meshullam Zalman Twersky (Tolnaer Rebbe) , a member
of the well-known hasidic dynasty, Twersky was ordained as a rabbi by the Isaac Elchanan Yeshiva (University) . At Harvard University
he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1952, a master’s in 1953, and a doctorate in
1956. He became a faculty member at Harvard in 1956 as professor of Hebrew
literature and philosophy, and chairman of the Department of Near Eastern
Languages from 1965. He served as director of Harvard’s Center for Jewish
Studies from 1978 to 1993. Twersky’s formidable
expertise in Jewish literature encompassed such areas as the rabbinic texts,
Bible commentaries, and legal writing of the Middle Ages. He was a fellow of
the American Academy
for Jewish Research and the American
Academy of Arts and
Sciences. In 1989 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship. His published works include Rabad of Posquieres, a
12th-Century Talmudist; Judaism and World History, and A Maimonides Reader. He
edited Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature; Danzig:
Between East and West; Jewish Thought in the 17th Century; and Studies in
Maimonides. Twersky was the son-in-law of the eminent
rabbinic thinker and scholar Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik”
(Beloff in EJ, 2007) . Very good condition.
(Heb-15A-11) (ID #26030) $50.00.
55. • Diaz Esteban,
Fernando. SEFER ‘OKLAH WE-OKLAH: COLECCION DE LISTAS DE PALABRAS DESTINADAS A
CONSERVAR LA INTEGRIDAD DEL TEXTO HEBREO DE LA BIBLIA ENTRE LOS JUDIOS DE LA
EDAD MEDIA. Madrid:
Consejo Superior De Investigaciones
Cientificas, 1975. Softcover,
folio, xcvi, 334 pages, 18 leaves of plates,
illustrations, facsims, 35 cm. Dissertation: Thesis--Madrid. In Spanish.
y estudios “Cardenal
Cisneros”; 4. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern
period, 425-1789. Masorah. Bible -- Criticism,
interpretation, etc. -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500. Includes
bibliographical references. Other Titles: ‘Oklah we-‘Oklah. Repair to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges.
Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-5) (ID #25513) $200.00.
56. • Hagiz, Moses. SHETE HA-LEHEM: SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT. Jarczow: Bi-Defus Zupnik Knoller Et Volf, Poland; Jarczow,
1897. Hardcover, 8vo, 48 leaves, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Hagiz
(1672-c. 1751) was a “scholar, kabbalist, and opponent
of Shabbateanism; son of Jacob Hagiz.
He was born in Jerusalem
and studied with his grandfather, Moses Galante. He
appears to have quarreled in his youth with the rabbis and lay leaders of Jerusalem, for when in 1694 he left Erez
Israel to collect money to
found a yeshivah in Jerusalem, damaging letters were sent after
him to the communities to which he turned. Moses visited Egypt and then Italy, where in 1704 he published
his father’s Halakhot Ketannot.
He traveled by way of Prague to Amsterdam where he made contact with Zevi Hirsch Ashkenazi, then rabbi of the Ashkenazi
community, and collaborated with him in an energetic struggle against Shabbateanism and its secret adherents. When in 1713
Ashkenazi and Moses refused to retract the excommunication of the Shabbatean Nehemiah Hayon, a
fierce quarrel broke out between them and the elders of the Portuguese
community. In 1714 when Ashkenazi resigned his rabbinical office and left Amsterdam, Moses was
compelled to leave with him. He went first to London with Ashkenazi, there continuing the
fight against Hayon and his allies, and then to Altona, home of Jacob Emden, Ashkenazi’s son, where he
resumed the struggle against Shabbateanism. Among
those he attacked were Michael Abraham Cardoso and even Jonathan Eybeschuetz, and he took the offensive against Moses Hayyim Luzzatto, inducing the
rabbis of Venice
to excommunicate him. In 1738 Moses returned to Erez Israel and
settled in Safed. He died in Beirut
and was taken to Sidon
for burial. A talmudic scholar of the first rank and
a prolific writer, Moses was assisted by a good grounding in secular knowledge
and by a command of several foreign languages. In Altona
he was friendly with Johann Christopher Wolf, who mentions him in his
Bibliotheca Hebraica. His works include Leket ha-Kemah, novellae on the Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim and Yoreh De’ah, and Even ha-Ezer; responsa Shetei ha-Lehem; the ethical
treatises Zerror ha-Hayyim
and Mishnat hakhamim; Elleh ha-Mitzvot, on the
numeration of precepts in Maimonides’ Sefer ha-Mitzvot, on the Oral Law, and on Kabbalah;
Sefat Emet; and Parashat Elleh Masei, on the sanctity of the land of Israel. His literary
activity also included the editing of many early books” (Tamar in EJ, 2007) .
OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Rutgers)
. Browning to edges of pages. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Some fragile page ends.
Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-1) (ID #26020) $200.00.
57. • Malter,
Henry. SAADIA GAON, HIS LIFE AND WORKS. Philadelphia:
The Jewish Publication Society Of America. 1942. Cloth. 8vo. 446
pages. SUBJECT (S): Sa`adia ben
Joseph, 882-942. SERIES: The Morris Loeb series. ; [I]; Bumped corners, ex
library, occasional underlining and marginalia, good+ condition. (SEF-8-18a)
(ID #25988) $30.00.
58. • Menachem Elon. מפתח
השאלות והתשובות של חכמי
אפריקה MAFTEAH HA-SHEELOT VEHA-TESHUVOT SHEL HAKHME
SEFARAD U-TSEFON AFRIKAH. Yerushalayim: Hotsaat Ha-Makhon Le-Heker Ha-Mishpat’ Ha-‘ivri: Hotsa’at Sefarim’a. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-ivrit, 1981.
Hardback , (FT) pages. In Hebrew.
SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600 -- Indexes. Title
on added: title page: “Digest of the responsa
literature of Spain and North Africa. ” Spine title: “Mafteah
Ha-sh. U-t. Sefarad u-Tsefon Afrikan. ” Includes
bibliographical references. Elon, (1923–) , was an
Israeli jurist. He was born in Duesseldorf,
immigrated to Palestine
in 1935. From 1959 to 1966 Elon was Adviser on Jewish
Law to the Israel Ministry of Justice and from 1966 taught Jewish Law at the Hebrew University,
where he directed the Institute for Research in Jewish Law. He has published
works on the relation between Jewish civil law and the law of the State of
Israel, (EJ, Staff) In very good condition. (SEF-12A-4) (ID #25962) $75.00.
59. • Mishmeret Ha-Tse'irah. הפגישה
העולמית של משמרת
23־26 מנחם אב 729, ירושלים
השלימה HA-PEGISHAH HA-‘OLAMIT SHEL HA-MISHMERET HA
TSE ‘IRAH: 23-26. .AV 729. Jerusalem:
Histadrut Ha-Mizrahi Veha-Poel
Ha-Mizrah?i, Ha-Merkaz Ha-?olami, Ha-Mah?lak?ah La-Dor Ha-Tsair, 1969. Paper
Wrappers , 8vo. 53 pages. In English
and Hebrew. Illustrated with photographs. SUBJECT(S): Mishmeret
OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. In good condition (SEF-12A-14) (ID #25970) $65.00.
60. • Werblowsky,
R. J. Zwi. JOSEPH KARO: LAWYER AND MYSTIC. London: Oxford
University Press. 1962.
Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 315 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim,
1488-1575; Caro Joseph, 1488-1575. SERIES: Scripta Judaica ; 4; Ex library with bookplate and spine sticker,
otherwise near fine condition. (SEF-8-5a) (ID #25975) $55.00.
61. • Willensky, Sara O. Heller. ר׳ יצחק עראמה
ומשנתו R. YITSHAK ARAMAH U-MISHNATO. Yerushalayim: Mosad Byalik; Tel-Aviv: Devir,
1956. Hardcover, 8vo, 236 pages, 22 cm.
In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Arama, Isaac ben Moses. Includes bibliographical references on pages
225-229 and index. Other Titles: Philosophy of Isaac Arama
in the framework of Philonic philosophy. Ex-library.
Some underlined and highlighted notes throughout book. Light chipping to edges
of dust jacket. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-15A-10) (ID #26029)
62. • Zimmels, H.
J. (Hirsch Jakob) . ASHKENAZIM AND SEPHARDIM: THEIR
RELATIONS, DIFFERENCES, AND PROBLEMS AS REFLECTED IN THE RABBINICAL RESPONSA.
Hoboken, NJ: Ktav Pub. House, 1996. Hardcover, 8vo,
x, 347 pages, 24 cm. Series: The Library of Sephardic history and thought; 3.
SUBJECT (S): Sephardim. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Responsa.
Ashkenazim. Includes bibliographical references and index. Revised edition with
a new introduction by Marc Angel. In dust jacket. Very good condition.
(Sef-29-6) (ID #26001) $45.00.
63. • Bernstein,
S; Judah, Ha-Levi. SHIREI YEHUDAH HA-LEVI: HOTSAAH L'AM / JEHUDA HALEVI:
SELECTED LITURGICAL AND SECULAR POEMS. Nyu-York: Hotsaat `Ogen `al yad ha-Histadrut ha-`Ivrit be-Amerikah, 1944. Cloth.
4to. Xxx, 336 pages. In Hebrew. Some bumping to edges. Chipping to edges and
corners. Top of textblock is red. Very Good
condition. (SEF-8-20) . (ID #17968)
64. • Cohen, Mordejai;
Oded Sverdlik. TOR HAZAHAV:
LA ERA DE ORO DE LA POESÍA JUDÍA EN ESPAÑA: ANTOLOGÍA. Israel: Organización Sionista Mundial, Departamento De Asuntos Sefaradies. 1987. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 96 pages.
Illustrated. Second edition. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry, medieval – Spain –
history and criticism; Hebrew poetry, medieval – Spain – translations into
Spanish. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Covers slightly rubbed, very good condition.
(SEF-8-25a) (ID #25994) $40.00.
65. • Diaz Esteban, Fernando. ABRAHAM IBN
EZRA Y SU TIEMPO: ACTAS DEL SIMPOSIO INTERNACIONAL: MADRID, TUDELA, TOLEDO, 1-8
FEBRERO 1989. ABRAHAM IBN EZRA AND HIS AGE: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL
SYMPOSIUM. Madrid: Asociacion Espanola De Orientalistas, 1990. Softcover,
8vo, 396 pages, illustrated, some color, 24 cm. In Spanish. SUBJECT (S): Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir,
1092-1167 -- Congresses. Spanish and English. Papers from Simposio
Internacional sobre Abraham
Ibn Ezra y su Tiempo. Includes bibliographical references. Wear to cover
binding. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-29-2) (ID #25997)
66. • Geiger,
Abraham. SALOMO GABIROL UND SEINE DICHTUNGEN. Leipzig: O. Leiner,
1867. Hardcover, 12mo, x, 147 pages, 20 cm. In German. Series: Schriften hrsg. Vom Institute zur forderung der israelitischen
literatur ... 12. Jahr,
1833-1867. SUBJECT (S): Named Person: Ibn Gabirol, 11th century. Imprint covered by label of W. Jacobsohn & co. Breslau. Geiger (1810–1874) , was a
“pioneer of the Wissenschaft des Judentums
and founder of Reform Judaism . Geiger was born in Frankfurt am Main to an
Orthodox family and received a traditional religious education. Since no
university professorships were available in Germany to Jews, Geiger took a
position as rabbi to the Jewish community of Wiesbaden from 1832 to 1837 and
continued his academic publications primarily through the scholarly journals he
founded and edited, Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift fuer juedische Theologie (1835–39) and
Juedische Zeitschriftfuer Wissenschaft und Leben (1862–75)
. His journals became an important vehicle in its day for publishing Jewish
scholarship, and they included historical and theological studies as well as
discussions of contemporary Jewish affairs. Although criticized sharply for his
opposition to Jewish national identity, notably in his refusal to intervene on
behalf of the Jews of Damascus accused of ritual murder in 1840, Geiger sought
to instill a deep sense of pride in Jews. He argued that Jews deserve credit
for giving birth to the three major monotheistic traditions of the West, and
also for those principles of religious tolerance and freedom of belief that
constitute the basis of modern society” (Heschel in
EJ 2007) . Yellowing staining to edges of pages. Bumped cover corners. Pencil
marks on some pages. Very good condition. (Sef-18-6) (ID #25514) $30.00.
67. • Wieder,
Naphtali. THE JUDEAN SCROLLS AND KARAISM. London, East And West Library, 1962.
Hardcover, 8vo, 296 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Karaites.
Qumran community. Dode-Zeerollen. Karaieten.
Dead Sea scrolls. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Lightwear and chipping to edges of dustjacket.
Very good condition. (Sef-29-19) (ID #26012) $35.00.
An Important Translation by Isaac Leeser
68. • Annunciação Justiniano,
Diogo Da, Abp. 1654-1713.
Vero, Carlos, Pseud. Mocatta,
Moses, 1768-1857; Translated by Isaac Leeser. THE INQUISITION AND JUDAISM: A SERMON ADDRESSED TO
JEWISH MARTYRS, ON THE OCCASION OF AN AUTO DE FE AT LISBON, 1705. Philadelphia,
Barnard & Jones,1860, . Original puiblisher’s
cloth binding with gilt lettering, 16mo. xv, 221 pages. Forward
note by Isaac Lesser. SUBJECT (S) Inquisition -- Portugal. Jews --
Persecutions. Auto-da-fe sermons. By the Archbishop of Cranganor;
also a reply to the sermon, by Carlos Vero [pseud. ] Translated by Moses Mocatta. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. 19th Century
decorated endpapers, with period bookplate on endpaper, previous owner’s stamp
on flyleaf. Period binding and pages in very good, solid condition. A very
attractive copy. (ART-7-2) (ID #25657) $500.00.
69. • Goujet, Claude-Pierre; Du Pin, Louis-Ellies;
Marsollier, Jacques; Dellon,
Charles; Morellet, Andre; Marteau,
Pierre; Le Clerc, Joseph-Victor. HISTOIRE DES
INQUISITIONS, OU L’ON RAPPORTE L'ORIGINE & LE PROGRES DE CES TRIBUNAUX,
LEURS VARIATIONS, LA FORME DE LEUR JURISDICTION, & L’EXTRAIT DU MANUEL DES
INQUISITEURS. NOUVELLE EDITION. VOL 2 ONLY. A Cologne, Chez Pierre Marteau. 1769. Period Half Leather with raised bands. Only
second volume, 12mo, 513 pages, Includes period engravings. In French. SUBJECT
(S): Inquisition -- Histoire -- Ouvrages avant 1800. Tiree des “Memoires historiques” de Louis-Ellies Du
Pin, de l’”Histoire de l’Inquisition”
de Jacques Marsollier et du “Voyage” de Charles Dellon, avec un discours sur quelques auteurs
qui ont traite de l’Inquisition, par l’abbe
Claude-Pierre Goujet. Le “Manuel des inquisiteurs” est de à l’abbe Morellet. Fausse adresse. Publie a Paris, d’apres Weller.
Other Titles: Histoire des inquisitions, ou l’on rapporte l’origine
et le progres de ces tribunaux, leurs variations et la
forme de leur juridiction. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (RENNES1-BU
DROIT CO GESTION, SCD PARIS 1) . Bumped cover corners and edges. Very good
condition. (Sef-18-7) (ID #25515) $175.00.
70. • Llorente, Juan Antonio. THE HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF
SPAIN, FROM THE TIME OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT TO THE REIGN OF FERDINAND VII.,
COMPOSED FROM THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS OF THE ARCHIVES OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL AND
FROM THOSE OF SUBORDINATE TRIBUNALS OF THE HOLY OFFICE. Philadelphia, James M.
Campbell & Co. 1843. Hardcover, 8vo, 208 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S):
Inquisition -- Spain Torn cover edges. Bumped corners. Light staining to pages.
Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-15) (ID #25523) $250.00.
THE HOLOCAUST &
71. • LES JUIFS ET ISRAEL VUS PAR LES
THEOLOGIENS ARABES: EXTR. DES PROCES-VERBAUX DE LA 4E CONFERENCE DE L’ACADEMIE
DE RECHERCHES ISLAMIQUES. Genève: Editions De L'Avenir,
1972. Paper Wrappers , 71 pages. In English. OCLC lists one copy worldwide
(University of California Berkley) In very good condition. (SEF-12A-13) (ID #25969) $65.00.
72. • Jani, Emilio.
MY VOICE SAVED ME: AUSCHWITZ 180046. Milano: Centauro
Editrice. 1961. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 152 pages.
Illustrations. Italian Holocaust survivor. SUBJECT (S): Holocaust, Jewish
(1939-1945) – personal narrative; Jani, Emilio;
Auschwitz (concentration camp) . OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex library with
stamp and spine sticker, pages darkened around the edges, very good condition.
(SEF-8-19a) (ID #25989) $65.00.
73. • Machlin, Edda Srevi. CHILD OF THE GHETTO:
COMING OF AGE IN FASCIST ITALY, 1926-1946: A MEMOIR. Croton-On-Hudson: Giro Press. 1995. Cloth. 8vo. 312 pages. Photo and
facsimile illustrations. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Italy – Pitigliano (Grosseto) – biography; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
– Italy – Pitigliano (Grosseto) – personal
narratives; Machlin, Edda Servi (1926-) ; Pitigliano
(Grosseto) – biography. ISBN: 1878857088. Ex library with bookplate and spine
sticker, otherwise fine condition. (SEF-8-4a) (ID #25974) $50.00.
74. • Rohr,
Isabelle. THE SPANISH RIGHT AND THE JEWS, 1898-1945. ANTISEMITISM AND
OPPORTUNISM. Portland, Or. Sussex Academic Press. 2008. Paper Wrappers. 8vo.
Xvii, 211 pages. 24 cm. Series: Cañada Blanch/Sussex
Academic studies on Contemporary Spain. ISBN: 9781845191825. 184519182X.
Contents: Introduction: the interplay of political myths, foreign policy and
colonial ambitions -- Degeneration, regeneration and the Jews (1898-1931) --
Exile, conversion, reencounter -- Regenerationism and
philosephardism -- Philosephardism
and Spanish expansion in Morocco -- Promoting ties with the Balkans -- Antisemitism -- Anti-republican antisemitism
(1931-1936) -- The Second Republic -- Between Catholic antisemitism
and biological racism -- Uneasy asylum -- Antisemitism
as a weapon of war (1936-1939) -- The Africanistas,
the Republic and the Jews -- International reaction to the civil war and the
rise of antisemitism -- the crusade -- The situation
in mainland Spain -- The situation in Morocco -- The Balkans -- Nationalist
reactions to the persecution of Jews abroad -- A policy of contradictions: germanophilia and the revival of philosephardism
(1939-1942) -- Pro-Axis leanings and imperial ambitions -- The first wave of
refugees -- Consular protection to the Spanish Jews -- Spain's colonial
ambitions and the Jews in French Morocco -- Welcoming the
"conspirators" (1943-1945) -- Operation Torch and the
"Anglo-American-Jewish conspiracy" -- Dealing with the refugees --
"ike light through glass -- Epilogue: the
contradictions and hypocrisy of Francoist policy.
SUBJECT(S) Jews -- Spain -- Politics and government -- 19th century. Jews --
Spain -- Politics and government -- 20th century. Jews -- Morocco -- Politics
and government -- 20th century. Antisemitism -- Spain
-- History -- 20th century. Conservatism -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
Sephardim -- History -- 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue --
Spain. Politik. Antisemitismus.
Antisemitismus. Time: Geschichte 1850-1900 Geschichte
1900-1950 Geographic: Spain -- Ethnic relations. Spain -- Politics and
government -- 1886-1931. Spain -- Politics and government -- 1931-1939. Spain
-- Politics and government -- 1939-1945. Spanien. Juden. Spanien. Includes
bibliographical references (pages -206) and index. Light wear on corners
of cover. Otherwise, nice clean copy. Very good condition. (HOLO2-28-1) (ID
75. • Sephardic
Archives. THE VICTORY BULLETIN: JULY 1942-SEPTEMBER 1945, WARTIME NEWSPAPERS OF
THE SYRIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY IN BROOKLYN. Brooklyn, N. Y.: The Archives, 1985. Softcover, 8vo, various original pagings,
approximately 200 pages. Loaded with photos, 28 cm. High quality full
reproduction of each issue, on high grade glossy paper. Important documentSUBJECT (S): World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- New
York (State) -- New York -- Brooklyn. Jews -- New York (State) -- New York.
Jewish newspapers -- New York (State) -- New York. OCLC lists 6 copies
worldwide (Brooklyn Historical Society, Columbia, YU, Hebrew Union College,
Wisconsin Historical Society, New York Public Library) . Bumped corners and
edges. Top right corners bent Very good condition. (Sef-18-11) (ID #25519)
76. • Tilemahos, Pateris. THE TRAGEDY OF THE GREEK JEWS AT WORLD AWAR II
1941-1945: MEMORIAL EDITION FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1944-1994 OF THE HEROIC
REVOLT OF THE 300 GREEK JEWS IN AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAOU II. Baltimore: No
Publisher. 1998. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 84 pages. Third edition. Illustrated.
SUBJECT (S): Jews – World War II; Holocaust, Jewish; Jews – Greece – history.
OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Ex library, very good condition. (SEF-8-8a) (ID
77. • Angel, Marc. EXPLORING SEPHARDIC
CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS. Hoboken, N. J.: KTAV Pub. House In Association With
American Sephardi Federation, American Sephardi Federation--South Florida Chapter, Sephardic
House, 2000. Softcover, 8vo, 72 pages, illustrated,
23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Sephardic rite. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism.
Includes bibliographical references on pages71-72. Very good condition.
(Sef-29-13) (ID #26007) $30.00.
78. • Azulai, Hayyim Joseph David; Benjamin Cymerman.
THE DIARIES OF RABBI HA'IM YOSEF DAVID AZULAI: ('MA'GAL TOV' - THE GOOD
JOURNEY) . Jerusalem: Bnei Issakhar
Institute. 1997. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 149, 339, 28 pages. Two volumes in one.
Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Rabbis – diaries; Azulai, Hayyim Joseph David – travel – Europe; Halukkah
– early works to 1800; Azulai, Hayyim
Joseph David, 1724-1806 – diaries; Europe – description and travel – early
works to 1800. Ex library, bottom corners bumped, very good condition.
(SEF-8-17a) (ID #25987) $75.00.
79. • Duran, Profiat. SEFER MAASEH EFOD; MEKHIL KOL HELKE DIKDUK LASHON
IVRI A.PI. HA-HIGAYON ... Vin, Yerushalayim, Makor, 1865. Hardcover, viii, 248, 49 pages, 25 cm. In
Hebrew. Series: Sifriyah le-toldot
ha-lashon ha-Ivrit, 6;
Variation: Sifriyah le-toldot
ha-lashon ha-Ivrit; 6.
SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Grammar. Cover title. Added title page: “Maase Efod ; Einleitung
in das Studium und Grammatik der
hebraichen Sprache. ”Other
Titles: Maaseh Efod. Duran
was a “scholar and physician, one of the outstanding anti-Christian polemicists
of Spanish Jewry. Duran was probably born in Perpignan and later moved to Catalonia.
He was the son of Duran Profiat, himself the son of Profiat de Limos, both Jews of Perpignan. His Hebrew name
was Isaac b. Moses ha-Levi, and he signed his books and letters with the
pseudonym, "Efod", the Hebrew acronym of, Ani Profiat Duran ("I [am] Profiat Duran") . Duran acquired an extensive
knowledge of sciences and languages and associated with Hasdai
Crescas. He was the author of two polemical tracts
against Christianity, the dates of which are not known with certainty: Al Tehi ka-Avotekha and Kelimat ha-Goyim. The decisive event in his life was the
wave of anti-Jewish persecutions in Spain in 1391. According to R. Isaac Akrish’s introduction to Al Tehi
ka-Avotekha, Duran himself had been forcibly
converted to Christianity in 1391 but reverted to Judaism. However, documents
recently discovered in the archives of Perpignan show that Duran lived there as
a Christian, under the name of Honoratus de Bonafide, for about 12 years after 1391/2, serving as
astrologer to Juan I of Aragon. This presents obvious difficulties, as it is
certain that he continued his Hebrew literary activity throughout this period.
Tradition has it that he wrote the Al Tehi ka-Avotekha when his friend David Bonet
Bonjorn, who was compelled to undergo conversion with
him, became a sincere Christian. Duran apparently considered that the other
should have remained like himself a Christian only in name, continuing to
believe and act like a Jew. Nevertheless, how he managed to do this remains a
mystery. Duran’s grammatical work, Ma’aseh Efod, shows his extensive knowledge of Semitic and Romance
languages and Greek. More than a methodical presentation of grammatical rules
in the conventional manner, the work is outstanding in its original approach to
grammatical problems and its incisive logical analysis of a number of
principles in the same field through an impartial critique of his predecessors.
Duran arrived at a new evaluation of the conjugations of the verb by a system
resembling that of modern Semitic linguistics. His discussion of the theory of
pronunciation reveals exact observation of the functions of the organs of
speech and describes in passing the accepted pronunciation of the Hebrew of his
time in Spain. He emphasizes the social function of language and stresses that
writing is a matter of convention. Unique to Ma’aseh Efod is the discussion of the essence of Jewish music, to
which Duran attributes two basic styles: chant, such as the cantillation
for the reading of the Bible, which is addressed to the mind and understanding,
and free melody which arouses the feelings, such as used by supplicants in
prayer and by righteous men. Duran regards Jewish melody as having a spiritual
object and thus different from the music of other nations, which aspires to
aestheticism for its own sake” (Levinger, Garbell and Sirat in EJ, 2007) .
OCLC list 27 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Front and back cover not attached
to binding. Some lightly stained pages. Light wear to cover and edges.
Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-15A-7) (ID #26026) $125.00.
80. • Glazerson, Matityahu. FROM HINDUISM BACK TO JUDAISM. Jerusalem: Himelsein, Glazerson, 1984. Softcover, 8vo, 117 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Cabala.
Judaism -- Relations -- Hinduism. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Light wear to
edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-29-14) (ID #26008) $30.00.
81. • Mann,
Jacob. TEXTS AND STUDIES IN JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. VOL. 1, WITH 27
FACSIMILES. Philadelphia: Hebrew Press Of The Jewish Publication Society Of
America, 1931. Cloth, 8vo.,. xxiv,728 pages.
English; Original texts in Hebrew; commentary in English. Sections
include: "Document Concerning European Jewry", "Geonica", "Palestinian Affairs in the 11th
Century", "Egyptian Affairs and Personalities (10th - 15th
Centuries)", "Documents Concerning the Jews in Mosul and
Kurdistan", "Fragments of Legalistic Writings of the Ganoic Period", and "Genizah
Inventories of Books". Ex-library with institutional stamp on title
page. Very good condition.
(ART-7-3A) (ID #25854) $100.00.
82. • Molho, Isaac
יהודי ספרד: לחקר תולדות
יהודי ספרד ותרבותם
OTSAR YEHUDE SEFARAD: LE-HEKER TOLDOT YEHUDE SEFARAD VE-TARBUTAM. TESORO DE LOS
JUDÍOS SEFARDIES: ESTUDIOS SOBRE LA HISTORIA DE LOS JUDIOS SEFARDIES Y SU
CULTURA. VOL. 1. Jerusalem: No Publisher. 1959. Paper wrappers. 8vo. Xl, 84 pages. In Hebrew and Spanish.
Volume 1 only, of 12 annual volumes. SUBJECT(S): Sephardim – periodicals. Ex
library, covers sunned around the edges, front cover torn along spine, good
condition. (SEF-8-7a) (ID #25977) $50.00.
83. • Zucker,
George K. editor. SEPHARDIC IDENTITY: ESSAYS ON A VANISHING JEWISH CULTURE.
Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 2004. Paper back. 8vo. 200 pages. First edition.
SUBJECT (S): Sephardim – social conditions; Sephardim – history; Sephardim –
intellectual life. ISBN 0786420219. Fine condition. (SEF-8-23a) (ID #25992)