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  1. • Friedberg, Bernhard, 1876-1961. BET EKED SEPHARIM: LEXIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE DE TOUS LES OUVRAGES DE LA LITTÉRATURE HÉBRAÏQUE ET JUDÉO-ALLEMANDE (TWO VOLUMES). Anvers (Antwerp); B. Friedberg, 1931. Clothbound. 4to. 844 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two volumes, quarter leather and red cloth over boards, raised decorative leather on spine, gilt lettering on spine. Title page in Hebrew and French, with added title page in German and English. Paged continuously across two tomes. Issued in parts, 1928-31. Supplemented in the author's Toldot ha-defus ha-`Ivri be-Polanyah (p. 109-111). The "Bibliographical Lexicon of the whole Hebrew and Jewish-German Literature, inclusive of the Arabe, Greek, Italian, Persian, Samaritan, Spanish-potuguese and Tartarian works, printed in the years 1475-1900 with Hebrew Letters. Together with a register of the authors and a table of content from B. Friedberg. " Friedberg (1876-1961) was a "scholar and bibliographer. Friedberg was born in Cracow, and in 1900 moved to Frankfurt, where he worked for the publisher and bookseller Isaac Kauffmann. In 1904 he set up his own firm and by 1906 had published two catalogs; in the same year he and J. Saenger founded the publishing house of Saenger and Friedberg. In 1910 the partnership broke up, and Friedberg entered the diamond trade, moving to Antwerp. When the Nazis occupied Belgium, he lost his valuable library and all his papers. In 1946 he settled in Tel Aviv, continuing to deal in diamonds but with his heart in books and his bibliographical and genealogical research. Beginning in 1896, Friedberg published in Hebrew a number of biographies, e. G, on Joseph Caro, Shabbetai Kohen, and Nathan Spira; family histories, e. G, Schor, Landau, and Horowitz; and a study on the old Jewish cemetery of Cracow, Luhot Zikkaron. Friedberg's first bibliographical effort was a history of Hebrew printing in Cracow, Ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Cracow, followed by a similar study on Lublin, Le-Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri be-Lublin (1901). In 1932 he began publishing a series of works on the history of Hebrew printing, Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri; the series included volumes on Poland; on Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and the Orient; on Central Europe; and on Western Europe. His greatest achievement was his bibliographical lexicon Beit Eked Sefarim. Though Friedberg's works are not always accurate, they are indispensable bibliographical reference books" (Ben-Menahem in EJ, 2007). Subjects: Hebrew imprints. Hebrew literature - Bibliography. Yiddish literature - Bibliography. Wear and scuffing to leather edges and spine, light chafing of leather. Backstrip repaired on volume one. Pages lightly yellowed, but very fresh. Very good condition. A beautiful copy of this scarce set. (SEF41-27) (ID #28329) $500.00.




  3. • (Bulgaria) Baruch, Isidor, editor. ЕВРЕЙСКА ТРИБУНА : ДВУМЕСЕЧНО СПИСАНИЕ ЗА ОБЩЕСТВЕН ЖИВОТ И КУЛЬТУРА. EVREISKA TRIBUNA. YUNI 1926. GODINA 1. KNIGA 1. (ONLY, NO MORE ISSUED? ). Rustschuk, Bulgaria, [N. S. ], 1926. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 111 pages. In Bulgarian. Volume 1, Book 1. Cover Subtitle: "Dvumesechno Spisanie za Obschestven Zhivot I Kultura [Bi-Monthly Magazine for Public Life and Culture]. " Topics include: The Jewish Question, Alcoholism and Jews, Zionist Propaganda, Spanish Research and Sephardic Jews, The Spanish Jews in Bulgaria, The Jewish Youth Movement, The Position of Jews in Russia. OCLC lists only 1 holding (Nat Lib Israel). Lacks backstrip. Cover is chipping at edges. Internal pages are slightly tanned, but all text is clear and binding is tight. Good+ condition. (HOLO2-60-3) (ID #27654) $150.00.


  5. • Rustow, Marina and Sharon Liberman Mintz and Elka Deitsch. Curators. SCRIPTURE AND SCHISM. SAMARITAN AND KARAITE TREASURES FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. AN EXHIBITION DECEMBER 14, 2000 – APRIL 5, 2001. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America Library, 2000. Original Softcover. Oblong 8vo. 128 pages. Heavily illustrated (some color). 21 x 23 cm. Introduction: The Makings of a Jewish Schism -- THE SAMARITANS: I. From Scripture to Schism: Samaritan Origins -- II. Samaritan Customs and Ceremonies -- III. The Samaritan Renaissance of Late Antiquity and the Encounter with Rabbinic Judaism -- IV. Samaritan Responses to Arab and Islamic Culture. -- THE KARAITES -- Karaites in the Islamic world -- I. "Search Diligently in the Torah": Karaite Beginnings -- II, Intertwined Worlds: Karaite-Rabbanite Relations in the Genizah Communities -- II. Age of Polemics: Karaites Come under Rabbanite Fire -- IV. Egyptian Karaism The Move Northward: Karaism in Greek, Turkish, and Russian lands -- V. Byzantine and Ottoman Karaism: Compromise and Codification -- VI. Karaites and Krimchaks: The Crimean Communities -- VII. Troki, Lutsk, Halicz, and Kiev: The Eastern European Communities -- VIII. Under the Czars: The Karaites Become a People Apart -- IX. The Firkovich Controversies: Scholarship in the Service of Separatism. The exhibition described in this book explored the works by and about the Samaritans and the Karaites, two ancient Jewish sects that claim to be the sole legitimate interpreters of the biblical religion. Both groups have survived into the modern period. The Samaritans claim to be descended from the tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, who were not deported by the Assyrians in the eighth century. They do not consider themselves Jews. The Samaritans built their own sanctuary on Mt. Gerizim near Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria, where they still practice animal sacrifice once a year on Passover. Today they number roughly 600 souls, half under Israeli rule in Holon and the other half under Palestinian rule in their ancient center at Nablus. The Karaites are an offshoot of Judaism that arose in the eighth century CE in Iraq in opposition to the Talmud and other rabbinic additions to biblical law. They claimed that the true Jewish religion lay in direct interpretation of Scripture by qualified individuals. From Iraq, the sect spread to Palestine, Egypt, Byzantium, the Crimean peninsula, Poland, and Russia. Today there are Karaite communities in Russia, Lithuania, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and the US. Scripture and Schism brought together a fascinating exhibit of medieval manuscripts, early printed books, broadsides, and other works rarely seen on public display, including medieval letters from the Cairo Genizah. They are reproduced on high quality paper in this beautiful exhibition catalog. Additional information and images from the exhibit may be viewed online at SUBJECT(S): Samaritans -- History -- Exhibitions. Samaritans – Bibliography Exhibitions. Karaites -- History -- Exhibitions. Karaites -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions. Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-128). New condition. (JTSAL-1). $25.00




  7. • .Danzig, Neil. KATALOG SHEL SERIDE HALAKHAH U-MIDRASH MI-GENIZAT-KAHIR BE-OSEF E.N. ADLER SHEBE-SIFRIYAT BET HA-MIDRASH LE-RABANIM BA-AMERIKAH. CATALOGUE OF FRAGMENTS OF HALAKHAH AND MIDRASH FROM THE CAIRO GENIZAH IN THE E. N. ADLER COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF JTS. Nyu-York? & Jerusalem: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America & Shocken, 1997. ISBN: 9654560224 9789654560221. Cloth, 8vo, 87, 362, xvi pages, plus [12] pages of plates (facimiles of genizah fragments) 29 cm. In Hebrew. Title page and introduction also in English. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. This very-well received work elicited many reviews in the Jewish Studies press; see Steven Fine: "Review of Neil Danzig, A Catalog of Fragments …" in Hebrew Studies, vol. 41 (2000); as well as Ezra Chwat, "Danzig's Catalog of Halakhah and Midrash Fragments in the E.N. Adler Collection and its Usage as a Research Tool," in Jewish Quarterly Review 90, 3-4 (2000): 405-415. The book also received this praise from Heidi G. Lerner & Seth Jerchower in their "The Penn/Cambridge Genizah Fragment Project: Issues in Description, Access, and Reunification" (Philadelphia, 2006): "Danzig's 1997 catalog of Rabbinic fragments at the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, while oriented upon the holdings of one local collection, exhaustively provides cross-matches and concordances. "The Cairo Geniza is a collection of almost 280,000 Jewish manuscript fragments found in the Genizah or storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Fustat, presently Old Cairo, Egypt. Some additional fragments were found in the Basatin cemetery east of Old Cairo, and the collection includes a number of old documents bought in Cairo in the later 19th century. It is presently dispersed among a number of libraries, including the libraries of Cambridge University and the University of Manchester…. In 1896, English travelers Agnes S. Lewis and Margaret D. Gibson returned from Egypt with fragments from the genizah they considered to be of interest, and showed them to Solomon Schechter at Cambridge. Schechter, already aware of the Genizah but not of its significance, immediately recognized the importance of the material. He later went to Egypt, acquired many documents, and brought the contents of the Genizah to scholarly and popular attention….The Taylor-Schechter collection at Cambridge has nearly 193,000 fragments (137,000 shelf-marks); there are a further 31,000 fragments at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Also, the John Rylands University Library in Manchester holds a collection of over 11,000 fragments…" (Wikipedia, 2011). SUBJECT(S): Cairo Genizah -- Catalogs. Rabbinical literature -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs. Geonic literature -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs. Midrash -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs. Hebreeuwse handschriften. Geniza-fragmenten. When available, often priced at double our price. New Condition. (ID #27923) $35.00.




  9. • .Mintz, Sharon Liberman. Charm, Havva. Deitsch, Elka. IMAGE AND IMPRESSION: RARE PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA /. New York: Library Of The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America,, 2002. ISBN: 0873340892Paper Wrappers, Square 8vo (8-1/4" X 8-3/4"), 127 pages. Illustrations on every leaf, some in color. 22 cm. Contents: Sanctuary and synagogue: the experience of the Portuguese and Ashkenazic Jews in Amsterdam; Visions of glory: engraved portraits of Jewish personalities, 1600-1900; From Eve to Esther: images of women in biblical prints; Culture and costume: depictions of Jewish dress across five centuries. "The 5, 500 prints in the library's collection include portraits, biblical scenes, topography, customs and ceremonies, depictions of life cycle events, caricatures and costume prints. The collection documents every conceivable aspect of Jewish life and culture and represents a vibrant visual record of the Jewish people over the last five hundred years" (JTSA). "This catalog was issued in conjunction with the exhibition Culture and costume: depictions of Jewish dress across five centuries, held at the Library from December 12, 2002 to March 31, 2003." SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Civilization -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions. New Condition. (ID #27876) $30.00.




  11. • Elkin, Judith Laikin. editor. RESOURCES FOR LATIN AMERICAN JEWISH STUDIES. Ann Arbor, Michigan, Latin American Jewish Studies Association, 1984. Original Stapled Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Xiii, 60 pages. Subtitle: "Proceedings of the First research conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, held on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on October 30-November 1, 1982." CONTENTS: Using Jewish Reference Sources for the Study of Latin American Jewry: A Bibliography. / Arnona Rudavksy – United States Library Collections on Latin American Jews / Richard D. Woods and Arnona Rudavsky – United States Archival Resources for the Study of Jews in Latin America / Thomas Niehaus and Maria Hernandez-Lehmann – Disappearing Memories: The Loss of Jewish Records in Latin America / Robert M. Levine – Program of the First Conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. Laid In: Signed letter from the editor; LAJSA Newsletter, Feb. 1984; facs. Of NY Times article on LAJSA conference (March 11, 1984). Minor wear to cover; internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-5) (ID #28405/6) $30.00. .




  13. • Kaganoff, Nathan M; Menahem Kaufman; Mira Levine. GUIDE TO AMERICA-HOLY LAND STUDIES 1620-1948. VOLUME 4: RESOURCE MATERIAL IN BRITISH, ISRAELI AND TURKISH REPOSITORIES. 1984. New York: Arno Press, 1984. Hardcover. 8vo. 208 pages. VOLUME 4 of 4. This volume stands on its own. SUBJECT (S): Americans-Palestine-History-Sources-Bibliography. Very Good condition (SPEC-19-5). (ID #26713) $30.00.






  15. • 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 (Jewish and non-Jewish branches) 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. An archivist at one of America's oldest Synagogues has declared, "We own the hardback edition that goes up to 1977 and we use it constantly. It consists entirely of family trees of every family of Jewish origin that came to America before 1840 (including Non-Jewish descendants). Every name is indexed in the back and there are cross-references when a name appears in more than one tree. Included with the names are places and dates of birth, marriage, death, and immigration." Stern, the compiler, was a rabbi, synagogue musician, historian and genealogist of early American Jewry. He was the grandnephew of Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf. He served as a chaplain in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. In 1950 he became the official genealogist for the American Jewish Archives (Korn, EJ). 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. Light wear to edges. Very good condition. (Sef 43-10) (ID #28121) $150.00.



  17. • 'Abud, Nisim Mosheh. SEFER OTSAR HA-HOKHMAH:... ME-'AM LO'EZ KOHELET EN LADINO E KE EMBEZA DOTRINOS I SENSIAS DEL SE[FER] DE SHELOMOH HA-MELEKH... SONTRAIDAS DE GEMARA I MIDRASHIM. Konstantinoplah: Empremeriah El. Numesmatides, 1897. Hardcover, 8vo, 6, 192 pages, 27 cm. In Ladino. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes -- Commentaries. Ladino commentary on Ecclesiastes by Nisim Mosheh 'Abud. Ladino and Hebrew introductions by author. Title page has Arabic inscription. Other Titles: Me-? Am lo? Ez. Ecclesiastes. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Yale, US Holocaust Museum). Stained pages. Inscription inside front cover. Chipping to pages and edges of cover. Hinge repair. Tape fix on last page. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-40-25) (ID #27917) $275.00.



  19. • American Society Of Sephardic Studies; Isaac Jack Levy (editor). AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SEPHARDIC STUDIES SERIES 1. New York City; Sephardic Studies Program, Yeshiva University, 1969. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 112 pages. 22 cm. Serial publication, annual; series 1, 1968-1969. In English with some Ladino and some Hebrew. From the foreword: "This collection of essays is the official annual publication of the American Society of Sephardic Studies, an autonomous organization of academicians and scholars dedicated to the study of Judeo-Iberian and Islamic cultures as well as all interrelated influences of and upon the Sephardim in their adopted countries as the result of their exile from Spain in 1492." With essays on 18th century sephardic ballads from Bosnia, 18th century Sephardic manuscripts from Italy, Judeo-Spanish romance melodies, Maimonides, Talmudic scholarship in Spain, Yeshivat Minhat Areb, etc. Subjects: Sephardim - Periodicals. Ladino literature - Periodicals. OCLC lists 10 holdings worldwide. Covers lightly soiled. Excellent condition. (SEF41-2) (ID #28304) $50.00.




  21. • American Society Of Sephardic Studies; Rachel Dalven (editor). THE SEPHARDIC SCHOLAR, SERIES 3. New York City; American Society Of Sephardic Studies, Yeshiva University, 1978. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 110 pages. 23cm. Serial journal, annual; series 3, 1977-1978. In English with French, Ladino, and Spanish. Including frontispiece maps of the Mediterranean. With essays on Sephardic letters, poetry, and customs, in Libya, Spain and Portugal; on the expulsion from Portugal, and on Sephardim psychology. Subjects: Sephardim -- Periodicals. Ladino literature -- Periodicals. Ladino literature -- History and criticism -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. Minor chafing at top edge of cover, light soiling to edges. Very good + condition. (SEF41-3) (ID #28305) $30.00.




  23. • Attias, Moshe; Arturo Capdevila, Carlos Ramos-Gil. SUPERVIVENCIA DEL JUDEOESPAÑOL. Jerusalén, Instituto Central De Relaciones Culturales Israel-Iberoamérica, España Y Portugal, 1964. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 61 pages. In Ladino. SUBJECT (S): Ladino poetry – history and criticism; Ladino language – Israel. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. SERIES: Cuadernos israelíes,; 9. CONTENTS: La romanza sefardí, por M. Attías. --Los sefardíes, por A. Capdevila. --El romancero sefardí, por A. Capdevila. --La lengua española en Israel, por C. Ramos Gil. Tanned, otherwise very good condition. (MX-16-5) (ID #19829) $30.00.




  25. • Cabral, Leonor Scliar. ROMANCES E CANCOES SEFARDITAS: DO SEC. XV AO XX: TRADUZIDOS DO JUDEU-ESPANHOL. Sao Paulo, SP, Massao Ohno Editor, 1990. Original Softcover. 8vo. 100, [3] pages. Illus. 22 cm. In Portuguese "with poems in Ladino with Portuguese translation. " SUBJECT (S): Ladino poetry. Romances, Ladino. Ladino poetry -- Translations into Portuguese. Sephardim -- History. Includes bibliographical references (pages [99]-[101]). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-20) (ID #28524) $100.00.




  27. • Institut Sépharade Européen. LOS MUESTROS: LA BOZ DE LOS SEFARADIM = LA VOIX DES SEPHARADES -= THE SEPHARDIC VOICE (NO. 14-16 ONLY). Brussels, R. Capuia, 1994. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. 62; 62; 63 pages. Illus. In Ladino, English and French. Numbers 14-16: April, June and September of 1994. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim -- Periodicals. Jews -- Periodicals. Ladino language -- Periodicals. Sefarden. Subscription stickers on covers, light wear to edges; otherwise nice clean copies in very good condition. (SEF39-23) (ID #28527) $55.00.




  29. • Mansour, Jacob. הלהג הבגדדי היהודי. THE JEWISH BAGHDADI DIALECT: STUDIES AND TEXTS IN THE JUDEO-ARABIC DIALECT OF BAGHDAD. Or-Yehuda, The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center, The Institute For Research On Iraqi Jewry, 1991. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 329, xxi pages. Illus. 25 cm. In English with added Table of Contents and summaries in Hebrew. Series: Studies in the History and Culture of Iraqi Jewry, 7. Translation of: `Arvit ha-Yehudit shel Bagdad. Kerekh 1-2. SUBJECT(S): Judeo-Arabic language -- Dialects -- Iraq -- Baghdad. Jews -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Social life and customs. Arabisch. Joden. Dialecten. Geographic: Baghdad (Iraq) -- Social life and customs. Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and indexes. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-11) (ID #28517) $100.00.




  31. • Papo, Eli'ezer. תרגמת אלכתאב פלא יועץ : אות אל״ף־[אות ה׳א] . TARJAMAT AL-KITAB PELE YO'ETS: OT ALEF-OT HE. G'erbah [Jerba]: Bi-Defus Ha-Shutafim R. David 'aidan [Ve]-Ya'akov Hadad, 1930. Hardcover, 8vo, 1 volume (various pagings), 20 cm. In Judeo-Arabic. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Ethics, Jewish -- 1750- Judeo-Arabic. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Worming to front and back cover. (Heb-33-13) (ID #28042) $200.00.








  33. • Szajkowski, Zosa. THE LANGUAGE OF THE JEWS IN THE FOUR COMMUNITIES OF COMTAT VENAISSIN. New York, Yiddish Scientific Institute, 1948. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 87 pages. In Yiddish & English with some French. With a preface by Max Weinreich. The Jews of Bordeaux, Avignon and Comtat Venaissin were primarily Sephardic. Very good condition. (SEF-36-3) Very Good Condition. (ID #2524) $35.00.


  35. • Elzas, Barnett A. JOSEPH SALVADOR: JEWISH MERCHANT PRINCE WHO CAME TO SOUTH CAROLINA. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co, 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 11 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. Subtitle: "He Raised a Million Pounds for the British Government at Two Hours' Notice and was Held in High Esteem in England – English Historians Know Nothing of his Later Career, which is Fully Revealed in the Records Here – He Came to this State, where he Owned 100, 000 Acres of Land, and, After a Residence of Two Years, Died in Charleston, at the Age of 86 – He was the Uncle and Father-in-law of the Patriot Francis Salvador. " OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-31). (ID #28434) $100.00.




  37. • Elzas, Barnett A. MOSES LINDO: A SKETCH OF THE MOST PROMINENT JEW IN CHARLESTON IN PROVINCIAL DAYS. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co, 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 18 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, Jan. 1903. A collection of excerpts from local newspapers mentioning Moses Lindo, Inspector-General of Indico in Charleston [Charles-Town], descendent of Isaac Lindo, one of the earliest "Jew Brokers" of London (1697) who immigrated to South Carolina in 1756. –EJ, 2007. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Some wear to cardstock covers, including small chip to corner (no loss of text). Very Good Condition. (SEF44-34) (ID #28438) $100.00.




  39. • Elzas, Barnett A. DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF JEWS IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN 1748. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co, 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 15 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, Feb. 1903. A collection of excerpts from documents providing insight into the establishment of the Jewish community in Charleston, S. C. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Some wear to cardstock covers, including small chip to corner (no loss of text). Very Good Condition. (SEF44-33) (ID #28437) $75.00.






  41. • Elzas, Barnett A. DR. ELZAS IN COLUMBIA: MAKES FURTHER INTERESTING "FINDS" IN THE STATE HOUSE [AND] STORY OF A LONG LOST SEAL: PROVES THE AGE OF THE HEBREW BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co, 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Sunday News, Nov. 1903. ABSTRACT: Dr. Elzas tells of visiting the Secretary of State's office and despairing over the storage conditions for the historical documents stored there. He tells of finding rich sources regarding the history of the Jews of South Carolina, including valuable information about Henry Moses, Samuel Levy, Montague Simons, Haym Solomons, Levy Solomon, Mordicai Lyon, Moses Simons, and Henry Harris. In the following article he tells of the seal for the Hebrew Benevolent Society and of a long-held but mistaken belief about the date of the founding of the society. Subtitle: Jewish Merchants in Charleston in Revolutionary Day – A Jew who Paid Quit Rents in 1739 – Summary of Testimony Given in an Examination of Citizens who had Remained in Charleston During the British Occupation and whose Loyalty to the Patriot Cause had been Questioned – Who was "Moses, with the Big Nose? " OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Worn at edges with no loss of paper. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-29). (ID #28432) $125.00.




  43. • Elzas, Barnett A. ELZAS VS HUHNER: A FINAL WORD IN THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA CONTROVERSY. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co, 1903. Original Self-Wrappers. 8vo. 4 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. Subtitle: "Dr. Barnett A. Elzas Establishes the Justice of his Criticisms of Mr. Huhner's article 'Charleston' [in the Jewish Encyclopedia] by Reference to Authorities in this State whom None can Gainsay. " SUBJECT (S): Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. A few minor, closed tears to egdes, but no loss of paper. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-27). . (ID #28430) $55.00.





  45. • Elzas, Barnett A. A HISTORY OF CONGREGATION BETH ELOHIM, OF CHARLESTON, S.C. 1800-1810. Charleston, News And Courier And Daggett Print Co, 1902. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 13 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, November 1902. Subtitles: "Compiled from Recently Discovered Records, " and "Inscribed to the present members of K. K. B. E. " Includes annual lists of congregation members 1800-1810. SUBJECT (S): Jews – South Carolina. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-25) (ID #28427) $110.00.



  46. • Another Copy. Dampstains and soiling throughout, but all text is clear. "Compliments of B. A. E [Barnett A. Elzas]" handwritten atop front cover. Good condition thus. (SEF44-25a) (ID #28428) $100.00.




  48. • Elzas, Barnett A. HUHNER VS ELZAS: THE NEW YORKER OBJECTS TO DR. ELZAS'S CRITICISMS [WITH] EVIDENCE IN REBUTTAL: DR. ELZAS SUBSTANTIATES HIS FIRST CRITICISMS. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co, 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. A correspondence between Huhner and Elzas on the criticisms of Huhner's article in the Jewish Encyclopaedia. Subtitle: "Some Correspondence that Does not Affect the Questions at Issue – Faulty Encyclopaedias Cited in Defence of an Error – Stands by His Story of Salvador – Is not Familiar with Tory Records of this State – Thinks Lushington's Company was Composed of Jews – Continental Officers from Other States Credited to South Carolina – Thinks the Act of 1811 Created First Free School Commissioners in Charleston. " SUBJECT (S): Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Vertical crease throughout. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-28). (ID #28431) $55.00.




  50. • Elzas, Barnett A. THE JEWS OF CHARLESTON… A REVIEW OF THE ARTICLE "CHARLESTON" IN VOL. 3 OF THE JEWISH ENCYCLOPAEDIA. Charleston, Daggett Printing Co, 1902. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 21 cm. Reprinted from The Charleston News and Courier, December 1902. A sharp critique of the accuracy of the article, "Charleston" from the Jewish Encyclopaedia by L. Huhner. The review spawned a series of correspondence between Elzas and Huhner on the accuracy of each other's historical claims. "Compliments of the author, " written atop front cover. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Vertical crease throughout, but all text is clear. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-32a). (ID #28436) $55.00.

  52. • Another Copy. No inscription, but a nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-32). (ID #28435) $55.00.




  54. • Elzas, Barnett A. THE JEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA: RECORD OF FIRST NATURALIZATION IN THE PROVINCE. [Charleston], [Daggett Printing Co. ], 1903. Original Self-Wrappers. 8vo. 4 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. Subtitle: "Dr. Elzas Makes Some Interesting Discoveries in the State House in Columbia – The Text of the Act of 1697 for the Making Aliens Free and for Granting Liberty of Conscience to all Protestants. " OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-30). (ID #28433) $75.00.





  56. • Elzas, Dr. Barnett A. THE JEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA: A SURVEY OF THE RECORDS AT PRESENT EXISTING IN CHARLESTON. [VOL] I. 1695-1750 (ONLY). Charleston, News And Courier And Daggett Print Co, 1902. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 9 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, December, 1902. Part one of four. A survey of the Jews found in records to be living in Charleston, SC. SUBJECT (S): Jews – South Carolina. Slight discoloration to boards with a few small gouges, no loss of paper. Internal pages nice and clean. Good+ condition. (SEF44-24) (ID #28426) $30.00.





  58. • Elzas, Dr. Barnett A. THE JEWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA: A SURVEY OF THE RECORDS AT PRESENT EXISTING IN CHARLESTON. COMPLETE IN FOUR VOLUMES. Charleston, News And Courier And Daggett Print Co, 1903. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 4 volums. 9; 19; 24; 16 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, December, 1902 – May 1903. Vol I: 1695-1750. Vol II: 1750-1783. Vol III: The Jews in the Revolution. Vol IV: 1783-1800. A survey of the Jews found in records to be living in Charleston, SC including directories of Jews found on record from 1770-1800. SUBJECT (S): Jews – South Carolina. Covers lightly soiled and sunned, but still solid. Internal pages nice and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-23). (ID #28425) $135.00.




  60. • Reznikoff, Charles. with The Collaboration Of Uriah Engelman. Forewd by Salo Baron. THE JEWS OF CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA]--A HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1950. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 343 pages. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 343 pages. The first Jews settled in the area in the 1600s. Originally the community was Sephardic, later Ashkenazic. The Jewish community provided many soldiers for the Civil War. Photo endpapers compliment this thorough Southern Jewish community history. 8 pages of plates. 22 cm. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 267-325. Subject: Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Wear to corners of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-mx-1-5) (ID #21623) $60.00.




  62. • Tobias, Thomas J. THE HEBREW ORPHAN SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON, S.C., FOUNDED 1801; AN HISTORICAL SKETCH. Hardback. Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated. Charleston, S. C. The Society, 1957. Cloth, 8vo, 61 pages, illustrations, 25 cm. Subjects: Hebrew Orphan Society (Charleston, S. C. ). No copies listed on OCLC. David de Sola Pool's copy, inscribed to him by the author to; Ex-library copy with minimal marks, photographs, Very good condition (CH-4). (ID# 10727) $100.00


  64. • Friedman, Lee M. (Lee Max). RABBI HAIM ISAAC CARIGAL HIS NEWPORT SERMON AND HIS YALE PORTRAIT. Boston, Privately Printed [Updike], 1940. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 43 pages. 22 cm. Privately printed by D. B. Updike, The Merrymount press "This tells of the publication of the first Jewish sermon to have been both delivered and printed in the United States, of a mystic oriental visitor to Colonial America, and of his portrait which through four generations of the family of the third president of Yale, journeyed from the college to Chicago, with the background of the Jewish community which made Newport a great commercial center in pre-Revolutionary days. " Gilt lettering on spine. Light wear to cloth. Pages clean. (Sef 43-8) Mark on spine, Very Good Condition (ID #28119) $200.00.




  66. • Lewis, Rabbi Dr. Theodore. THE HISTORY OF THE TOURO SYNGOGUE. BULLETIN OF THE NEWPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY. NUMBER 159. SUMMER 1975. VOL. 48, PART 3. Newport, RI, Newport Historical Society, 1980. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 281-320 pages. 23 cm. Reprints of a special issue of the Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society from the summer of 1975. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues -- Rhode Island -- Newport. Jews -- Rhode Island -- Newport. Named Corp: Touro Synagogue (Newport, R. I. ). OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Three bright post cards laid in. Minor wear to top margin of cover; internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-36) (ID #28440) $30.00.




  68. • Society Of Friends Of Touro Synagogue National Historic Shrine. TOURO SYNAGOGUE OF CONGREGATION JESHUAT ISRAEL. NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. Newport, Rhode Island, The Friends Of Touro Synagogue National Historic Shrine, 1950. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. 55 pages. 25 cm. Second Printing; originally printed in 1948. Subtitle: "The Oldest Synagogue Building in the United States: Dedicated Founded 1658. 1763, Designated a National Historic Site, 1946." Paper Wrappers lightly soiled, corners bumped. Previous owner's name on inside cover, pencil marginalia throughout, but still nice. Good+ condition. (SEF44-11) (ID #28412) $30.00.

  70. • Another Copy. 1977. Original Paper Wrappers lightly worn but still nice. Internal pages are bright and clean. Good+ condition. (SEF44-11a) (ID #28413) $30.00.



  72. • 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. 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. (EJ, 1971).SUBJECT (S): Judaism-United States-New York State-Congregation Shearith Israel. Very Good condition in good condition. (MX-34-29). (ID #27886) $30.00.




  74. • 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.






  76. • Pool, David De Sola. THE CROSBY STREET SYNAGOGUE (1834-1860) OF THE CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL (FOUNDED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK – 1655). New York, [Crosby Street Synagogue], 1934. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 52 pages. Illus. 23 cm. A history of the Crosby Street Synagogue and its community, including the male and female seat holders. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Few minor stains to covers; minor marginalia to two pages; otherwise internal pages are nice and clean, Very Good Condition. (SEF44-4) (ID #28404) $100.00.




  78. • Shearith Israel Congregation. THE SHEARITH ISRAEL REVIEW, VOL. 1, NO. 3. FEB 1905. New York; Shearith Israel, 1905. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 28 pages. 24 cm. Serial publication. The Shearith Israel Review vol.1 no.3, issued under the auspices of the Spanish and Portuegese New York Congregation Shearith Israel, contains an essay on then rabbi of the congregation Henry Pereira Mendes, a sermon written by Dr. Mendes, congregational news, weddings, societies, congregational activities, synagogue meetings, etc. With a laid in supplement of a photo-engraving of Dr. Mendes. This congregation is the oldest in North America, and Dr. Mendes is famous for helping found the Jewish Theological Seminary, among other activities. No holdings in OCLC. Paper wrappers slightly torn, edges bumped, pages lightly browned. Good + condition. (SEF41-18) (ID #28320) $75.00.



  80. • Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc. THE LEVY FAMILY AND MONTICELLO: A COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY: MONTICELLO, JUNE 7, 1985. Charlottesville, Va.; Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc, 1986. Paper wrappers. 8vo. [20] pages. 25 cm. Four pages of plates. Program from the commemorative ceremony of The Levy Family (an American Sefardic Jewish family) and Monticello, celebrating the role the Levy family had in ensuring the survival of the Monticello house. Subjects: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Homes and haunts -- Virginia -- Albemarle County. Levy family. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Lightly soiled and worn covers. Staples slightly rusted. Bumped edges. Very good. (SEF41-19) (ID# 28321) $50.00 .




  82. • (Memphis, TN) Shankman, Samuel. THE PERES FAMILY. Kingsport, Tenn.; Southern Publishers, Inc., 1938. Hardbound. 8vo. XIV, 241 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Black and white photos throughout. Red cloth over boards, gilt lettering. Speeches and essays of Hardwig Peres: pages [79]-241. The history of the Sephardic Peres Family of Memphis, Tennessee. Black and white photos throughout. Subjects: Peres family. Peres, Israel Hyman, 1867-1925. Peres, Hardwig, 1859-. Edges lightly soiled, single pen mark on page vii, light discoloration from small strip of tape on rear endpaper, pages lightly browned. Very good+ condition. (SEF41-4) (ID #28306) $30.00.




  84. • Angel, Marc D. LA AMERICA: THE SEPHARDIC EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1982. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo, 220 pages, illus. 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. Very good condition in like jacket. (SEF15-6) (ID #25401) $30.00.




  86. • Cohen, Martin A. and Abraham J. Peck. SEPHARDIM IN THE AMERICAS: STUDIES IN CULTURE AND HISTORY. Alabama, University Of Alabama Press, 1993. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Ix, 500 pages. Illus. 24 cm. Series: Judaic Studies Series. CONTENTS: "The Sephardic Phenomenon: A Reappraisal" Martin A. Cohen – "Stones of Memory: Revelations from a Cemetery in Curac¸ao" Rochelle Weinstein – "Portuguese Sephardim in the Americas" Malcolm H. Stern – "The Fidanques: Symbols of the Continuity of the Sephardic Tradition in America" Emma Fidanque Levy -- "Those of the Hebrew nation…": the Sephardic Experience in Colonial Latin America" Allan Metz – "Sephardim in Latin America After Independence" Victor C. Mirelman – "The Sephardim in North America in the Twentieth Century" Joseph M. Papo – "Language of the Sephardim in Anglo-America" Denah Lida – "The Sacred and Secular Musical Traditions of the Sephardic Jews in the United States" Israel J. Katz – "Judeo-Spanish Traditional Poetry in the United States" Samuel G. Armistead – "Tradition and History: Sephardic Contributions to American Literature" Diane Matza – "The Secret Jews of the Southwest" Frances Herna´ndez. Fine condition with like jacket. (SEF42-30) (ID #28394) $35.00.




  88. • Fierman, Floyd S. ROOTS AND BOOTS: FROM CRYPTO-JEW IN NEW SPAIN TO COMMUNITY LEADER IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST. Hoboken; KTAV Pub. House, 1987. Hardbound. 8vo. XIII, 241 [21] pages. 24 cm. First edition. 21 pages of plates. Red cloth over boards, gilt lettering on spine, dust jackets. 21 pages of plates. Rabbi Floyd Fierman, Ph. D. (1917-1989), served Temple Mount Sinai of El Paso, Texas from 1949 to 1979. His leadership in the community extended far beyond the temple. He was actively engaged in combating racism and fighting for civil rights in El Paso. He was also dedicated to interfaith education and communication and to tracking the history of Jews in the binational southwest. Although Fierman was not trained as a professional historian, his contributions to the field included several books and monographs on Jews of the southwest, including "Guts and Ruts: The Jewish Pioneer on the Trail in the American Southwest" (1984), and its sequel "Roots and Boots" (1988). He also wrote for several scholarly journals including Western States Jewish History, American Jewish Historical Quarterly, American Jewish Archives, and Arizona and the Southwest. Subjects: Jews -- Genealogy -- Southwest, New -- Jews -- Genealogy. Sephardim -- Southwest, New -- Genealogy. Dust jacket lightly soiled. Edges lightly soiled. Internal pages crisp. Very good+ condition. (SEF41-5) . (ID #28307) $30.00.




  90. • Hart, Daniel. editor. THE JEW IN CANADA: A COMPLETE RECORD OF CANADIAN JEWRY FROM THE DAYS OF THE FRENCH REGIME TO THE PRESENT TIME. Toronto And Montreal, Jewish Publications Limited, 1926. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. 575 pages. Frontis. Ports. 32 cm. Includes material on Canadas Ashkenazi & Sephardic communities. Dedication: "This book is dedicated to the pioneers who unfurled the banner of Judaism in Canada, commemorating their protracted struggle for civil, political and religious rights, today the inalienable heritage of all citizens of the British Empire. " Includes bibliographical index. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Spine shaken and front hinge starting. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-7) (ID #28408) $150.00.




  92. • Huhner, Leon. JEWS IN AMERICA IN COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY TIMES. New York, Gertz Bros, 1959. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Viii, 242 pages. CONTENTS: Asser Levy -- Francis Salvador -- The Jews of Georgia in Colonial Times -- The Jews of New England (Other than Rhode Island) Prior to 1800 -- The Jews of South Carolina from the Earliest Settlement to the End of the American Revolution -- Isaac De Pinto -- The First Jew to Hold the Office of Governor of One of the United States -- The Jews of Georgia from the Outbreak of the American Revolution to the Close of the 18th Century -- Jews in Connection with the Colleges of the Thirteen Original States Prior to 1800 -- The Jews of Virginia from the Earliest Times to the Close of the 18th Century -- Jews in the Legal and Medical Professions in America Prior to 1800 -- Jews Interested in Privateering in America during the 18th Century. Ex-lib with usual markings (none on spine). Nice, clean copy in Very good condition. (SEF37-19) (ID #28478) $30.00.




  94. • Kohler, Max. HAYM SALOMON, THE PATRIOT BROKER OF THE REVOLUTION: HIS REAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND THEIR EXAGGERATION. AN OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESSMAN CELLER. No Place, No Publisher (The Author?), 1931. 1st edition. Original Stapled Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 23 pages. 23 cm. "Haym Salomon was an early American merchant and Revolutionary War patriot, and one of the most prominent 18th-century American Jews. Exaggerated claims were made for Salomon's services to the American Revolution, largely as a point of Jewish apologetics. Without question, however, he was a vigorous patriot at great personal risk, and a competent financial servant of American independence and of some of its leaders. " –EJ, 2007. SUBJECT (S): Salomon, Haym, 1740-1785. Geographic: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. Covers slightly warn with some discoloration, but still nice. Internal pages are clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-22). (ID #28424) $30.00.




  96. • Libo, Kenneth and Leorah Kroyanker and Yossi Avner. 1880-1654 בעקבות קולומבוס : יהודים באמריקה. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF COLUMBUS: JEWS IN AMERICA, 1654-1880 = BE-'IKVOT KOLOMBUS: YEHUDIM BA-AMERIKAH, 1654-1880. Tel-Aviv, Bet Ha-Tefutsot 'al Shem Nah'um Goldman [Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum Of The Jewish Diaspora], 1986. Original Softcover. 8vo. [98] pages. Illus. 22 x 23 cm. In English and Hebrew. Catalog of an exhibition held at Bet ha-tefutsot ? Al shem Nah? Um Goldman, Tel Aviv. The exhibition "In The Footsteps of Columbus" is the outcome of a research project conducted by Dr. Kenneth Libo who, in a period of over two years, brought together thousands of items. Out of these, the exhibition comprises some 350 photographs, objects, documents and paintings… displayed in three sections: The First Generations, 1654-1830; The German Immigrants, 1830-1880; and Community Life. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions. Sephardim -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions. Jews, German -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions. United States -- Ethnic relations -- Exhibitions. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-8). . (ID #28409) $30.00.




  98. • Makover, Abraham B. MORDECAI M. NOAH, HIS LIFE AND WORK FROM THE JEWISH VIEWPOINT. New York; Bloch Pub. Co, 1917. Softbound. 12mo. 96 pages. 19 cm. First edition. A biography written on the Sephardic Jew Mordecai M. Noah, American diplomat and writer, NYC politician, and founder of the failed Ararat refuge project, he is remembered as an early Zionist, especially in this biography by Makover, a member at the time of writing of the Intercollegiate Zionist Association of America. Subjects: United States; Zionism; Noah, M; M; (Mordecai Manuel); 1785-1851; Biographies. Slightly foxed and worn covers, with a small tear at edge. Edges browned. Pages fresh. Pen mark dedication on cover page. Good+ condition. Scarce. (SEF41-15) . (ID #28317) $100.00.




  100. • Mendes, H. Pereira, Arrangement. JEWISH HYMNS FOR JEWISH SCHOOLS. No Date. New York, Masliansky Press, 1910. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 20 pages. 17 cm. Series: Hebrew educational Series, No. 4. SUBJECT (S): Jewish hymns. Hymns, English. Without music. Light wear with some bumping to edges; front cover absent; back cover chipped with no loss of text. Institutional stamp on back page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy. Good condition. (SEF37-2) (ID #28462) $100.00.




  102. • Newman, Aubrey Norris. MIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN LONDON, BY THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND AND THE AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1970. London: Jewish Historical Society Of England, 1971. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 178 Pages. 22 cm. First edition. In English, with a few lines in Hebrew, Spanish and German. Conference proceedings of the American Jewish Historical Society of July 1970, with essays and responses on the relations between Shaar Hashamayim of London and Shearith Israel of New York, early New York Jewish merchants, Jewish immigration and British party politics in the 1890's, Jews and dissent in the American revolution. Subjects: Jewish diaspora. Jews - Great Britain - History - Congresses. Jews - United States - History - Congresses. Judaism - Great Britain - 18th century. Judaism - United States - 18th century. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Covers and edges lightly soiled, internal pages in excellent condition. Good+ condition. (SEF41-7) . (ID #28309) $30.00.




  104. • Papo, Joseph M. SEPHARDIM IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA: IN SEARCH OF UNITY. San Jose, Calif.; Pelé Yoetz Books, 1987. Hardbound. 8vo. XVIII, 450 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Blue cloth over boards, with dustjacket. Some Black & White plates. Written by Joseph Papo, son of a family of generations of Sephardi Rabbis, this work is a panoramic view of the values, community organization, societies, public policy, and biographies of the variegated life of American Sephardim from the closing years of the 19th century to the present. Subjects: Sephardim - United States - History - 20th century. Jews - United States - History - 20th century. Dust jacket lightly rubbed. Fine condition. (SEF41-10) (ID #28312) $30.00.




  106. • 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.



  108. • Cardozo, Is. Jessurun. THREE CENTURIES OF JEWISH LIFE IN CURAÇAO. OLDEST SYNAGOGUE IN THE NEW WORLD. Curaçao, Jewish Relief Committee, 1953. 1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 40 pages. Illus. 20 cm. Cover Title: "Oldest Synagogue in the New World: Pictures, Facts, Figures. " A history of the Jewish community in Curaçao, home of the "oldest still existing Jewish congregation in the New World, " Mikve Israel, founded in 1654. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Curaçao -- History. Named Corp: Congregation Mikvé Israel-Emanuel (Willemstad, Curaçao). Geographic: Curaçao -- History. Gilt lettering on cover. Wrappers somewhat darkened. Bottom one inch of backstrip absent. Internal pages nice and clean. Overall, Very Good Condition. (SEF44-6) (ID #28407/28475) $40.00.




  110. • Emmanuel, Isaac Samuel. HET OUDE JOODSCHE KERKHOF OP CURAÇAO. [N. P. ], Lux, 1944. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. 7, [4] pages. Illus. 29 cm. In Dutch. Title translates to English as, "The Old Jewish Cemetary in Curaçao. " Offprint from the monthly journal "Lux" (Jan-Feb 1944, No. 4). CONTENTS: Historische Inleiding [Historical Introduction] -- Topografie en inrichting der graven [Topography and Arrangement of Graves] -- Material en beeldhouwwerk [Material and Sculptures] -- Opschriften [Inscriptions] -- De familienamen van de Joden op Curacao [The Surnames of the Jews in Curacao]. SUBJECT(S): Cemeteries -- Curaçao -- Willemstad. Beth Haim Cemetery. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (UFL, Harvard, Royal Tropical Inst. NL, U Neth. Antilles). Covers lightly sunned at edges, bumped corners, torn along spine. Closed tear on first page with disruption to but no loss of text. Good condition. (SEF44-9) (ID #28410) $135.00.




  112. • Emmanuel, Isaac Samuel. PRECIOUS STONES OF THE JEWS OF CURAÇAO: CURAÇAON JEWRY 1656-1957. New York, Bloch Publishing Company, 1957. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. 584 pages. Illus. Ports. Col. Maps. 26 cm. In English with some occasional Hebrew. CONTENTS: Foundation of the Old Jewish Cemetary of Curaçao – Walls, Buildings, Topography – Burial Societies – Monuments – Sepulchral Art – Generation Goes and Generation Comes – Epitaphs and Biographies – Catalogue of the 2574 Tombstones. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Curaçao -- History. Jews -- Netherlands Antilles -- History. Joden. Begraafplaatsen. Grafschriften. Includes catalogue of tombstones and index. Lacks dustjacket. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-10). . (ID #28411) $325.00.



  114. • Andrade, Jacob A. P. M.; Basil Parks (editor). A RECORD OF THE JEWS IN JAMAICA, FROM THE ENGLISH CONQUEST TO THE PRESENT TIME. ILLUSTRATED. Kingston, Jamaica; Jamaica Times Ltd, 1941. Hardbound. 8vo. [16] 282 pages. 21 cm. First edition. 33 plates. Green cloth over boards. Important reference work. A history and detailed compilation of every Jamaican Jew ever listed in the public archives, in deeds, wills, and newspaper reports, compiled over a seventeen year period by Jacob Andrade. With reproductions of public and legal documents and period photographs and illustrations. Subjects: Jews - Jamaica. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Backstrip loosened, slightly torn, and dented. Covers lightly worn. Edges worn, lightly bumped. Ex-library with minimal markings. Pages clean. Good condition. (SEF41-17) (ID #28319) $250.00.




  116. • De Souza, Ernest Henriques. PICTORIAL: FEATURING SOME ASPECTS OF JAMAICA'S JEWRY AND HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. Kingston, Jamaica, Ernest H. De Souza, 1986. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. X, 329 pages. Ills, facsimiles, maps, ports. 32 cm. First Edition. Over 1200 photographs (some in color) primarily from the Synagogue Shaare Shalom in Kingston, Jamaica where Ernest Henriques de Souza was a lay reader. With an inscription from the editor on the front end page, dated 1987. Travel article from The Jewish Week, Inc. (August 16, 1985) featuring Shaare Shalom laid in. Also laid in is program from Rosh Hashanah service (1986). Cover subtitle: "To commemorate his 40th anniversary as a lay reader of Synagogue "Shaare Shalom", United Congregation of Isrealites, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, 1946-1986." Heavily Sefardic congregation. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Jamaica -- History. United Congregation of Israelites (Kingston, Jamaica). OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Signed by Ernest H. De Souza in November 1987. A nice, clean copy in very good condition with very good dust jacket. (Sef 43-9) (ID #28120) $125.00.



  118. • (Barbados) Shilstone, Eustace M. MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN THE BURIAL GROUND OF THE JEWISH SYNAGOGUE AT BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS. New York: American Jewish Historical Society, 1956. Cloth. 8vo. 205 pages. 5 plates and 1 map. Transcribed with an introduction. Includes 374 epitaphs in Hebrew with English translation. Shilstone, a historian from Barbados, recorded the epitaphs on 473 tombstones at a Jewish cemetary in Barbados after they were preserved from destruction. Shilstone also placed artifacts from the synagogue in the local museum (Stern, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jewish epitaphs-Barbados-Bridgetown-Jewish cemeteries-Sepulchral monuments. Gilt lettering on cover and binding. Bookplate reading "the publication of the American Edution of this book was made possible through a gift of Professor Salo W. Baron in memory of his parents Elias and Minna Baron" on front endpaper. Slight tanning to page margins. Light wear to spine and cloth. Very good condition. (Sef-43-7) (ID #28118) $30.00.




  120. • (Brazil) Cordeiro, Helio Daniel. ISRAELITAS NA CULTURA BRASILEIRA: DOS MARRANOS PORTUGUESES AOS ACADEMICOS DO ESTADO DE ISRAEL. Sao Paulo, Editora Israel, 1994. Softcover. 8vo. 79 pages. 22 cm. In Portuguese. Title translates to English as, "Jews in Brazilian Culture: From the Portuguese Marranos to the Academics of the State of Israel. " SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Brazil -- Biography. Judeus. Historia Do Brasil - Sociedade (Judeu). Geographic: Juden. Brasilien. Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-79). Highlighting throughout, but all text is clear. Good condition. (SEF37-4) (ID #28464) $75.00.




  122. • (Surinam) Cohen, Robert, editor. THE JEWISH NATION IN SURINAM: HISTORICAL ESSAYS. Amsterdam: S. Emmering, 1982. 103 pages. 20 x 25 cm. Bibliography on pages 101-103. Subjects: Jews--Surinam--History. Surinam--Ethnic relations. Includes 12 facsimiles & illustrations. Paper Wrappers. Very Good Condition. (Ch-1) . (ID #10788) $25.00.




  124. • (Virgin Islands) Paiewonsky, Isidor. JEWISH HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, 1665-1959. Saint Thomas [V.I.], 1959. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo, 24 pages. illustrations. 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Includes black and white photos. Subject: Jews -- History. Jews -- History. Virgin Islands of the United States -- Ethnic relations. Saint Thomas (V. I. ) -- Ethnic relations. Very good condition. (Comhist6-10a) (ID #28143/19904) $50.00. .





  126. • Bodian, Miriam. HEBREWS OF THE PORTUGUESE NATION: CONVERSOS AND COMMUNITY IN EARLY MODERN AMSTERDAM. Bloomington, [Indiana], Indiana University Press, 1997. Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. Xiii, 219 pages. Illus. 24 cm. CONTENTS: The Forging of a Community: Early Years in Amsterdam – The Dutch Context: Working Out a Modest Vivendi – Iberian Memory and its Perpetuation – The Rejudaization of "the Nation" – Maintaining "the Nation" in Exile. Includes bibliography and index. Fine condition with like jacket. (SEF42-18) (ID #28381) $30.00.




  128. • Swetschinski, Daniel M. RELUCTANT COSMOPOLITANS: THE PORTUGUESE JEWS OF SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY AMSTERDAM. Oxford, The Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization, 2004. Original Softcover. 8vo. Xii, [2], 380 pages. First paperback edition (originally published in 2000). "Amsterdam's Portuguese Jewry was in the sense the first modern Jewish community. Through a fresh and rigorous approach to the documents, Daniel Swetschinski's lively and original portrait of this justly famous community presents some unexpected conclusions. " –back cover. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-2) (ID #28402) $30.00.





  130. • Malino, Frances. THE SEPHARDIC JEWS OF BORDEAUX: ASSIMILATION AND EMANCIPATION IN REVOLUTIONARY AND NAPOLEONIC FRANCE. Alabama, University Of Alabama, 1978. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 166 pages. 22 cm. Series: "Judaic Studies Series. VII. " "This book focuses on a small community of French Jews, the first Jews in Europe to encounter the requirements of an emerging nation-state and to be recognized as full and equal citizens. " –jacket. CONTENTS: The Establishment of the Portuguese Nation in Southwestern France – The Malesherbes "Commission" and the Portuguese Nation – Revolution and Emancipation – Napoleon and the Assembly of the Notables – Napoleon and the Sanhedrin. CCAR leader Stanley Dreyfus's copy, with note laid in from Jerome Malino, father of the author. Additional note and program for Malino's retirement dinner laid in, as well. Includes bibliography and index. Lacks dust jacket. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very Good Condition in Good Jacket. (SEF42-24) (ID #28387) $30.00.

  132. • Another Copy, lacking the jacket, no inscription. Underlining and marginalia on several pages. Good condition. (SEF42-24a) (ID #28388) $25.00.





  134. • Laski, Neville. THE LAWS AND CHARITIES OF THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE JEWS' CONGREGATION OF LONDON. London, Cresset Press, 1952. Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. Xvii, 224 pages. 26 cm. First Edition. SUBJECT (S): Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation (London, England). Nice, clean copy in Very Good condition. (SEF39-6) (ID #28514) $30.00.







  136. • Endelman, Todd M. THE JEWS OF BRITAIN, 1656 TO 2000. Berkeley, University Of California Press, 2002. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 347 pages. 22 cm. CONTENTS: The Resettlement (1656-1700) – Bankers and Brokers, Peddlers and Pickpockets (1700-1800) – Poverty to Prosperity (1800-1870) – Native Jews and Foreign Jews (1870-1914) – The Great War to the Holocaust (1914-1945) – The Fracturing of Anglo-Jewry (1945-2000). Includes glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms, bibliography and index. Lacks dustjacket. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-6) (ID #28369) $30.00.





  138. • Glassman, Bernard. ANTI-SEMITIC STEREOTYPES WITHOUT JEWS: IMAGES OF THE JEWS IN ENGLAND 1290-1700. Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1975. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 190 pages. 22 cm. CONTENTS: Genesis of a Stereotype – Embellishment of a Stereotype – The New Jewish Villain – The Persistance of a Prejudice – The Readmission Controversy – The Rekindling of Old Hatreds. Includes bibliography and index. Jacket worn with some water damage, but boards and internal pages are bright and clean. Stamp on FEP, otherwise Very Good Condition in good jacket. (SEF42-7) (ID #28370) $30.00.




  140. • Lipman, V. D. THREE CENTURIES OF ANGLO-JEWISH HISTORY: A VOLUME OF ESSAYS. Cambridge, Jewish Historical Society Of England, 1961. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 201 pages. Ports. Fascism. 24 cm. CONTENTS: The Resettlement of the Jews in England; C. Roth --The First Fifty Years; E. R. Samuel -- Anglo-Jewry in the Eighteenth Century; R. D. Barnett -- The Age of Emancipation, 1815-1880; V. D. Lipman -- The New Community, 1880-1918; I. Finestein -- Jewish Scholarship in England; R. Loewe -- Jewish-Christian Relations in England; J. Parkes -- The Structure of Anglo-Jewry Today; A. Cohen. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Great Britain -- History. Maps on endpages. Lacks dustjacket; internal pages are nice and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF42-25) (ID #28389) $30.00.



  142. • Levi, Dr. Moric. SEFARDI U BOSNI. Beograd [Belgrade],, 1969. Original Softcover. Small 8vo. 110 pages. Illus. Facsim. 20 cm. In Serbian. Subtitle: "Prilog istoriji Jevreja na Balkanskom poluostrvu" [Contribution to the History of Jews in the Balkan Peninsula]. SUBJECT (S): Zidje. Bosna in Hercegovina. Zgodovina [Jews; Bosnia and Herzegovina; History]. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Cobiss. Si – IZUM; National & Univ. Library; Univ. Giessen; British Library Reference Collections; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek). Internal pages are bright and clean. Title handwritten on spine; some writing on back cover. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF40-2) (ID #28342) $100.00.




  144. • Petrovic-Mevorag, Luci. editor. SKOPLJE--SARAJEVO, OKTOBAR 1966. Beograd, Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije [Union Of Jewish Communities Of Yugoslavia], 1968. Original Softcover. 8vo. 141, [1] pages. Illus. Facsims. 20 cm. In Croatian. A recounting of many of the proceedings held throughout Sarajevo and Skoplje in October 1966 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the settlement of the Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina. SUBJECT (S): Proslava. Savez jevrejskih opstina Jugoslavije [Union of Jewish Communities of Yugoslavia]. Includes summary in English (pages 108-141). English summary translated by Dr. Mira Dimic. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF40-1) (ID #28341) $100.00.





  146. • 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-43-1) (ID #28112) $30.00.




  148. • Copsidas, Costis [Kopsidas, Kostes]. ΕΒΡΑΙΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΙΟΝΙΚΗΣ: ΜΕΣΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΙΣ ΚΑΡΤ-ΠΟΣΤΑΛ 1886-1917. THE JEWS OF THESSALONIKI: THROUGH THE POSTCARDS 1886-1917 = LES JUIFS DE THESSALONIQUE: A TRAVERS LES CARTES-POSTALES 1886-1917 = HOI HEVRAIOI TE¯S THESSALONIKE¯S: MESA APO TIS KART-POSTAL, 1886-1917. Thessalonique [Thessaloniki], C. Cospidas [K. Kopsidas], 1992. Original Softcover. 8vo. 159 pages. Illus. 23 cm. Parallel text in Greek, French and English. "The collection of postcards which are brought out in this book make up a photographic panorama of the Jewish element in Thessaloniki. Chronologically these postcards are placed in the time between 1890 and 1917 as it is proved by the information given by the documents themselves. These documents are an indirect historical source reflecting the financial, social and communal organization of the Jewish community of the town. The Synagogues, the dresses, the buildings, the religious leaders, the professions, the editors, are some of the elements of the reader will get familiar with. The whole of these elements which this collection offers us are the valuable tesserae of a mosaic which make up the portrait of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki and generally speaking, of the history of the Jewish Nation. " -Back cover. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy with crisp images (including some in color). Very Good Condition. (SEF42-23) (ID #28386) $65.00.




  150. • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School Of Theology Hellenic College. THE GREEK ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL REVIEW: GREEK ORTHODOX JEWISH CONSULTATION [SPECIAL ISSUE]. (VOLUME XXII, NUMBER 1, SPRING 1977 ONLY). Brookline, MA, Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1997. Original Softcover. 8vo. 154 [517-670] pages. 24 cm. Quarterly periodical focusing on "Theology, Biblical Studies, Church History, Byzantine History, and related classical, archaeological, and philosophical studies. " CONTENTS: Greek Orthodox - Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective -- Greek Orthodox – Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective: The Jewish View -- New Testament Issues in Jewish-Christian Relations – The Influence of Jewish Worship on Orthodox Christian Worship. SUBJECT (S): Theology -- Periodicals. Grieks-Orthodoxe Kerk. Théologie -- Périodiques. Named Corp: Orthodox Eastern Church -- Periodicals. Église orthodoxe -- Périodiques. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-22) (ID #28526) $30.00.




  152. • Megas, Yannis. ΕΝΘΥΜΙΟΝ ΑΠΟ ΤΗ ΖΩΗ ΤΗΣ ΕΒΡΑΪΚΉΣ ΚΟΙΝΌΤΗΤΑΣ: ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΊΚΗ 1897-1917. SOUVENIR IMAGES OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY: SALONIKA 1897-1917., Kapon Editions, 1993. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. 191 pages. Chiefly illus. (some color). 28 cm. Parallel text in Greek and English. Reproductions of postcards, primarily from the collection of Yannis Megas, with commentary. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Greece -- Thessalonike¯ -- History -- Pictorial works. Postcards -- Private collections -- Greece -- Thessalonike¯ -- Catalogs. Named Person: Megas, Gianne¯s -- Photograph collections -- Catalogs. Geographic: Thessalonike¯ (Greece) -- Pictorial works. Beautiful floral endpapers; decorative ribbon tie on boards. Bright, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-11) (ID #28374) $70.00.




  154. • Perdurant, Daniel. ANTISEMITISM IN CONTEMPORARY GREEK SOCIETY. Jerusalem; Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, 1995. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 21 pages. 24 cm. First edition. With printed laid-in slip from the director of the Vidal Sassoon Center expressing compliments for obtaining this work. "Antisemitism in Contemporary Greek Society" comprises the edited writing of the lecture given to the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism in 1995, and printed in the Hebrew University series "Analysis of current trends in anti-Semitism, no. 7"; this article documents the existence of antisemitism in various aspects of Greek society, specifically that of extreme right organizations and their press, political anti-semitism in legislation and justice, anti-Semitism in education, and religious anti-semitism in Greece. Author's bio from the back cover: "Daniel Perdurant was born in 1946 to parents of Greek-Jewish descent. He has long studied the history of Greek Jews, with particular emphasis on the Holocaust years, and has published some related articles. " Subjects: Antisemitism -- Greece. Back cover slightly worn at spine, pages fresh. Fine condition. Surprisingly difficult to find. (SEF41-21) (ID #28323) $40.00.




  156. • Stavroulakis, Nicholas. THE JEWS OF GREECE: AN ESSAY. Greece, Talos Press, 1997. Original Softcover. 8vo. 128 pages. Illus (some color). Maps. 23 cm. Second Edition, amended and corrected by the author. This essay "was intended to provide a general introduction to the history of the Jews of Greece. " -Preface. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF42-22) (ID #28385) $30.00.





  158. • Bat Yeor [Ye'or]. יהודי מצרים. YEHUDE MITSRAYIM [JEWS IN EGYPT]. [Tel Aviv], Ma'ariv Library And The World Jewish Congress, 1974. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 191 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews – Egypt – Ethnic relations. An expanded translation of the French edition, which was published in 1971 under title: "Les Juifs en E´gypte: aperc¸u sur 3000 ans d'histoire. " Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-189). Some wear to boards but still solid. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-20) (ID #28422) $30.00.




  160. • Ben-Ami, Issachar. יהדות מרוקו : פרקים בחקר תרבותם. LE JUDAÏSME MAROCAIN: ETUDES ETHNO-CULTURELLES = YAHADUT MAROKO: PERAKIM BE-HEKER TARBUTAM. Jerusalem, Rubin Mass, 1975. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 119, [5], 236 pages. Facsims. Music. 25 cm. In French and Hebrew. Title translates to English as, "Moroccan Judaism: Ethno-Cultural Studies. " SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Morocco -- Intellectual life. Judaism -- Morocco. Proverbs, Judeo-Arabic -- Morocco. Jewish marriage customs and rites. Geographic: Morocco – Religious life and customs. Includes bibliography and index. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Light wear to dustjacket. Internal pages nice and clean. Very Good Condition with like jacket. (SEF44-16) (ID #28418) $40.00.




  162. • Ben-Ami, Issachar. SAINT VENERATION AMONG THE JEWS IN MOROCCO. Detroit, Wayne State University Pres, 1998. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 388 pages. Series: "Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology. " Translation of "Ha' aratsat ha-kedoshim be-kerev Yehude Maroko. " "Among Moroccan Jews, saint worship is an important cultural characteristic practiced throughout the population… Ben-Ami describes historical and legendary types of saints, customs and beliefs related to the practices and ceremonies that take place during our outside the hillulah, the festival that celebrates the anniversary of the death of a saint. " –jacket. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition with like jacket. (SEF44-3) (ID #28403) $30.00.




  164. • Chouraqqui, Andre´. THE SOCIAL AND LEGAL STATUS OF THE JEWS OF FRENCH MOROCCO. New York, The American Jewish Committee, 1952. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 42 pages. 26 cm. Contents: The Jews of French Morocco -- The Jewish Community and its Institutions -- Personal Status in the Jewish Community -- Moroccan Citizenship and Nationality -- The Judicial System of Morocco -- Education, Civil Liberty and Government -- The Future of Moroccan Jewry. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Morocco. Abriged version in English of an original French work. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Covers lightly bumped, but still solid. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-27) (ID #28486) $50.00.




  166. • Cohen, Mark R. JEWISH SELF-GOVERNMENT IN MEDIEVAL EGYPT: THE ORIGINS OF THE OFFICE OF HEAD OF THE JEWS, CA. 1065-1126. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1980. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xxi, 385 pages. 22 cm. Series: Princeton Studies on the Near East. Baruch Bokser's copy, inscribed on FEP from "Mark" (almost certainly the author). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Egypt -- Politics and government. Jews -- Egypt -- History -- 70-1789. Nagid. Fatimites. Cairo Genizah. Zelfbestuur. Joden. Selbstverwaltung. Named Corp: Coptic Church. Time: Geschichte 1065-1126 Geographic: Egypt -- Ethnic relations. Juden A¨gypten. Based on the author's thesis, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1976. Includes indexes. Bibliography: pages [339]-360. Nice, clean copy. Very good condition in like jacket. (SEF39-18) (ID #28522) $30.00.




  168. • Mann, Jacob. Shelomo D. Goitein. THE JEWS IN EGYPT AND IN PALESTINE UNDER THE FATIMID CALIPHS; A CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR POLITICAL AND COMMUNAL HISTORY, BASED CHIEFLY ON GENIZAH MATERIAL HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED, AND A SECOND SUPPLEMENT TO "THE JEWS IN EGYPT AND IN PALESTINE UNDER THE FATIMID. CALIPHS. New York, Ktav Publishing House, 1970. Cloth, 8vo, 2 volumes in 1. 484 pages, 24 cm. Series: Library of Jewish classics. In English & Hebrew. First published 1920, 1922, with supplement and Goitein's introduction added to present edition. Subjects: Jews -- History 70-1789. Jews. Cairo Genizah. Bookplate on inside front cover.Very good + condition. (k-mx2-39A) (ID #28146) $50.00.




  170. • Lachmann, Robert. שירים היהודים באי ג'רבה. GESÄNGE DER JUDEN AUF DER INSEL DJERBA. Jerusalem, Magnes Press, 1978. Original Softcover. 8vo. 206 pages. Music. 24 cm. In German with added title page in Hebrew. Title translates to English as, "Songs of the Jews of Djerba. " Series: Yuval Monograph Series, VII. Robert Lachmann, Posthumous Works – II. SUBJECT(S): Folk music -- Tunisia -- Hawmat al-Suq -- History and criticism. Jews -- Tunisia -- Hawmat al-Suq -- Music -- History and criticism. Includes texts in Arabic and Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-[207]). Previous owner's name on half-title page; non-obtrusive institutional stamp on copyright page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF40-14) (ID #28354) $35.00.



  172. • Ghanimah, Yusuf Rizk-Allah. نزهة المشتاق في تاريخ يهود العراق. A NOSTALGIC TRIP INTO THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF IRAQ. Lanham [Maryland], University Press Of America, 1998. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 224 pages. Illus. Map. 23 cm. "A history of the oldest Jewish community in the world including facts and stories about the Iraqi Jewish Community from the Garden of Eden through 1924. The translator adds a depiction of the modern history of the Jews in Iraq, exposing the rise of anti-Semitism there during this century and completing a thorough history of the Jewish people in Iraq. " Arabic title atop title page. Translated from Arabic with introduction and update by Reading A. Dallal. Edited by Sheila Dallal. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Iraq -- History. Geographic: Iraq -- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-223). Lacks jacket. Very Good Condition. (SEF42-21) (ID #28384) $55.00.




  174. • Judilovitz, Mordechai [Judelowitz, Morduch]. ‏חיי היהודים בזמן התלמוד :‏ ‏עיר פומבדתא בימי האמוראים : בספר הזה מתואר מהלך החיים הכלכליים, התרבותיים והחברתיים בעיר פומבדיתא המפורסמת בתלמוד. HAYE HA-YEHUDIM BI-ZEMAN HA-TALMUD: IR PUMBEDITA BI-YEME HA-AMORA'IM...MAHALAKH HA-H AYIM HA-KALKALIYIM, HA-TARBUTIYIM V EHA-H EVRATIYIM BE- IR PUMBEDITA HA-MEFURSEMET BA-TALMUD. Tel-Aviv, Judilovitz, 1938. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 143 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to English as, "The Life of the Jews in the Time of the Talmud. " SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Pumbeditha. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Covers show some wear, backstrip with some tears. Internal pages are nice and clean, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SEF44-12) (ID #28414) $100.00.




  176. • Sassoon, David Solomon. A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN BAGHDAD. Letchworth [UK], Solomon D. Sassoon, 1949. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Vi, 236 pages. [7] leaves of plates. Illus. Ports. 22 cm. CONTENTS INCLUDES: Earliest Times – Talmudic Age – Geonic Age – Some Families and Names Prominent in the Tenth Century – The Geonim of Baghdad – Intellectual Life in Baghdad in the Twelfth Century – The Administration of the Baghdad Community – The Nesim of Baghdad – Synagogues, Schools and Charities – The Liturgy of the Baghdad Jews – Superstitions and Proverbs. "The Sassoons were a family of Jewish merchants, philanthropists, and men of letters, originally from Baghdad; its members rose to great influence and affluence first in India and then in England and China. The founder of the family was Sheikh Sassoon B. Salah (1750–1830), who was the president (nasi) of the Jewish community in Baghdad for almost 40 years and chief treasurer of the Ottoman pashas of Baghdad. … David Solomon Sassoon was a Hebraist and bibliophile. " –EJ, 2007. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- History. Juifs -- Irak -- Bagdad. Joden. Includes index (pages 219-236). Lacks dustjacket. Spine sunned and worn. Internal pages nice and clean. Very good condition. (SEF42-9) (ID #28372) $100.00.




  178. • Somekh, Sasson. BAGHDAD, YESTERDAY: THE MAKING OF AN ARAB JEW. Jerusalem, Ibis Editions, 2007. Original Softcover. 12mo. 187 pages. Illus. Ports. Maps. 20 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Biography. Jews -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Social life and customs -- 20th century. Named Person: Somekh, Sasson. Geographic: Baghdad (Iraq) -- Biography. Juden. Irak. Originally published in Hebrew as "Baghdad, Etmol" by Hakibbutz Hameuchad. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-15) (ID #28521) $30.00.



  180. • Bowman, Steven B. THE JEWS OF BYZANTIUM 1204-1453. Alabama, University Of Alabama Press, 1985. Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. Xviii, 380 pages. 24 cm. Series: "Judaic Studies Series. " CONTENTS: Political, Social, Economic and Intellectual Life – Byzantium and the Jews – Jewish Settlements – Communal Organization and Social Life – Language and Literature – The Ottoman Conquest and Its Aftermath – Documents and Excursuses. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Byzantine Empire -- History. Joden. Geschichte 1204-1453. Geographic: Byzantine Empire -- History -- 1081-1453. Byzantine Empire -- Ethnic relations. Foreword by Zvi Ankori. Includes index. Bibliography: pages 347-370. Fine condition in very good jacket. (SEF42-14) (ID #28377) $70.00.




  182. • Epstein, Mark Alan. THE OTTOMAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE FIFTEENTH AND SIXTEENTH CENTURIES. Freiburg, K. Schwarz, 1980. Softcover. 8vo. Xii, 310 pages. Illus. 21 cm. Dissertation: Thesis--University of Washington. Series: Islamkundliche Untersuchungen, Band 56. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Turkey -- History. Jews -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History. Juifs -- Turquie -- Histoire. Juifs -- Turquie -- Istanbul -- Histoire. Joden. Ju¨dische Gemeinde Juifs -- Empire ottoman -- 15e sie`cle. Juifs -- Empire ottoman -- 16e sie`cle. Time: Geschichte 1400-1600 Geographic: Turkey -- Ethnic relations. Turquie -- Relations interethniques. Osmanisches Reich. Juden. Empire ottoman -- Relations interethniques -- 15e sie`cle. Empire ottoman -- Relations interethniques -- 16e sie`cle. Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-177) and index. Very Good Condition. (SEF37-11) (ID #28471) $100.00.




  184. • Goodblatt, Morris S. JEWISH LIFE IN TURKEY IN THE XVITH CENTURY: AS REFLECTED IN THE LEGAL WRITINGS OF SAMUEL DE MEDINA. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1952. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 240 pages. SUBJECT(S): Jews - Turkey - History; Joden. Gilt lettering on spine. Inscribed by author on title FEP. Some wear to backstrip and bumping to corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-rab-3-15a) (ID #27748) $75.00.





  186. • Shaw, Stanford J. 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.






  188. • Silberman, Marc. A CURRICULUM ON FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF TURKISH JEWISH EXPERIENCE: MAJOR ASPECTS AND THEIR PRESENT-DAY SIGNIFICANCE. [New York]; Quincentennial Foundation Of Istanbul, 1992. Softbound. 4to. 152 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Over two dozen Black & White plates. Writer/researcher, Marc Silberman; editor, Norma Schneider; education consultant, Avima Lombard; sponsored by the Quincentennial Foundation of Istanbul. A teacher's guide and student sourcebook to the demographics, theological and political concepts, economic activity, artistic creativity, and social and cultural life of Sephardic and Ottoman jews from the 14th through the 17th century, with a section on modernization and nationalism in the modern period. Subjects: Jews – Turkey - History - Study and teaching. Jews - Turkey - Social life and customs - Curricula. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Covers lightly yellowed, pages fresh. Near fine condition. (SEF41-26) (ID #28328) $30.00.



  190. • 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, Original Publisher's 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. Nice, clean copy in Very Good condition with like jacket. (SEF-8-16a) (ID #27831) $45.00.



  192. • Heinrich, Pinkas. FRAGMENT EINES GEBETBUCHES AUS YEMEN. Vienna,, 1902. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, "Fragment of a Prayer Book from Yemen. " Cover subtitle: "Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der jüdischen und jüdisch-arabischen Synagogalpoesie und zur Kenntnis der arabischen Vulgärdialects in Yemen. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der philosophischen Doctorwürde an der I. Section der philosophischen Facultät Zürich" [A contribution to the history of Jewish and Jewish-Arab Synagogalpoesie and knowledge of Arab vernacular dialects in Yemen. Inaugural-Dissertation for Doctor of philosophical dignity to the First Section of the philosophical faculty of Zurich]. SUBJECT (S): Jews. Hebrew poetry. Jews -- Yemen (Republic). Arabic language -- Dialects -- Yemen (Republic). Pages lightly tanned, some chipping/closed tears at edges, with no loss of text. Good condition. (SEF37-13) (ID #28473) $50.00.




  194. • Tobi, Joseph; Yisrael Yesha`yahu. YAHADUT TEMAN: PIRKE MEHKAR VE-`IYUN (THE JEWS OF YEMEN). Jerusalem; Hotsaat Yad Yitshak Ben Tsevi, 1975. Hardbound. 8vo. XXX, 431, [6] Pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Green cloth over boards, gilt lettering on spine, dustjacket. Six pages of Black & White plates. Title page in English: The Jews of Yemen; studies and research. Summaries of chapters in English. Includes bibliographical references and index. This text contains 16 studies of various aspects of Jewish existence in Yemen - history, literature and language, social and cultural relations within the Muslim environment - encompassed as a "dhimmis" (protected) religious minority under Islam. Subjects: Jews - Yemen (Republic) - History. Jews, Yemeni - Israel. Hebrew poetry - Yemen (Republic) - History and criticism. Dustjacket worn at edges,, with a slight tear at top. Pages very clean. Very good+ condition. (SEF41-11) (ID #28313) $35.00.




  196. • Tobi, Yosef. THE YEMENITE COMMUNITY OF JERUSALEM 1881-1921. SELECTED DOCUMENTS FROM THE COMMUNAL ARCHIVES = HA-KEHILAH HA-TEMANIT BI-YERUSHALAYIM, 641-681 (1881-1921): OSEF TE'UDOT ME-ARKHIYON VA'AD HA-'EDAH. Jerusalem, Ben-Zvi Institute, 1994. Hardback, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 336 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews, Yemeni -- Jerusalem -- History -- Sources. Kehilat ha-Temanim bi-Yerushalayim -- Archives. Geographic: Jerusalem -- Ethnic relations. Jerusalem -- Archival resources. Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and indexes. Very Good condition (SEF11-8) (ID #20930) $75.00.



  198. • Atilhan, Cevat Rifat. ISLÂMI SARAN TEHLIKE VE SIYONIZM. Istanbul, C. Azmi Matbaasi, 1949. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 176 pages. 20 cm. In Turkish. Title translates to English as, "Zionism's Threat to Islam. " From the early Statehood period, as the Muslim countries adjusted to the new reality of the Jewish state. SUBJECT (S): Antisemitism. Zionism -- History. Geographic: Turkey -- History. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Backstrip lacking at top and bottom inch of spine; back cover detached but present. Internal pages tanned but not fragile. Good+ condition. (SEF40-13) (ID #28353) $100.00.




  200. • (Muhammad and The Jews) Watt, W. Montgomery. MUHAMMAD AT MEDINA. Oxford; Clarendon Press, 1968. Hardbound. 8vo. XIV, 418 pages. 23 cm. Fourth edition. Blue cloth over boards, gilt lettering on spine, with dustjacket. "Sequel to Muhammad at Mecca. " Includes index, bibliographical footnotes. William Montgomery Watt (14 March 1909 – 24 October 2006) was a Scottish historian, an Emeritus Professor in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Watt's comprehensive biography of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, "Muhammad at Mecca" (1953) and "Muhammad at Medina" (1956), are considered to be classics in the field. Contents: The provocation of Quraysh - The failure of the Meccan ripost - The winning of the Meccans - The unifying of the Arabs - The internal politics of Medina - Muhammad and the Jews - The character of the Islamic state - The reform of the social structure - The new religion - The man and his greatness -Excursus. Subjects: Islam. Muhammad, Prophet, d. 632. Dustjacket bumped and slightly torn at edges, pages very fresh. Near fine condition. (SEF41-13) (ID #28315) $30.00.




  202. • Bat Ye'or. THE DHIMMI: JEWS AND CHRISTIANS UNDER ISLAM. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 1985. Paperback, 8vo, Rev. And enl. English edition. 444 pages, illustrations, 24 cm. ISBN: 0838632335. Translation of: Le dhimmi. Uniform Title: Dhimmi. Related names: David Maisel, Paul Fenton, David Littman. English Includes indexes. Bibliography on pages 407-418. Subjects: Dhimmis. Islamic Empire--Ethnic relations. Arab countries--Ethnic relations. (CH-12). Includes black and white photos and illustrated cover, very good condition. (ID #28145) $30.00.




  204. • Cohen, Amnon. JEWISH LIFE UNDER ISLAM: JERUSALEM IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. Harvard University Press, 1984. Hardcover, 288 pages. 0674474368. (SEF-22A-21) Very Good Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket. (ID #25065) $30.00.






  206. • Finkel, Joshua. A RISALA OF AL-JAHIZ. [New Haven, CT], [Journal Of The American Oriental Society], 1927. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 311-334 pages (ie. 24 pages). Reprinted from "Journal of the American Oriental Society, Volume 47, Number 4." Finkel (1904-1983) was an American "orientalist and scholar, [who was] born in Warsaw, Poland, and was taken to the United States in 1913. He was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary....[and] spent the years 1924-26 in research in Egypt, where he procured the manuscripts of the three Arabic epistles of al-Jahiz (c. 776-868), a celebrated Muslim polygraph. " [Abraham Solomon Halkin in EJ]. Small tear along spine, but binding still tight. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-10) (ID #28470) $25.00.




  208. • Fischel, Walter J. JEWS IN THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL LIFE OF MEDIAEVAL ISLAM. New York, Ktav, 1969. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xxvii, 139 pages. 24 cm. Later Edition (first published 1937) with new introduction by the author on "The Court Jew in the Islamic World. " CONTENTS: Under the Abbasid Caliphate – Under the Fatimid Caliphate – Under the Mongol il-Khans. Includes index (pages 137-139). Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-28) (ID #28392) $30.00.





  210. • Geiger, Abraham. JUDAISM AND ISLAM: A PRIZE ESSAY. Tel Aviv, Zohar Books, 1969. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. X, [2], 170 pages. In English with some Arabic. Subtitle: "Translated from the German by a Member of the Ladies' League in Aid of the Delhi Mission [1898]. " Translation of "Was hat Mohammed aus dem Judenthume aufgenommen? " Reprint of the 1898 edition. Includes bibliographical references. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-13) (ID #28415) $30.00.





  212. • Gintsburg, I. I. РУКОПИСНАЯ ЕВРЕЙСКАЯ ВЕРСИЯ MIZAN AL-'AMAL АЛЬ-ГАЗАЛИ. RUKOPISNAYA EVRAYSKAYA VERSIYA MIZAN AL-'AMAL AL-GAZALI. [Moscow], Institute Of Oriental Studies, Academy Of Sciences [Institut Vostokovedeniya Akademii Nauk], 1937. Original Softcover. 8vo. [141] – 168 pages (ie 28 pages). 25 cm. In Russian with original Hebrew text. Title translates to English as, "Handwritten Jewish Version of "Mizan al-'amal" by al-Ghazali. " SUBJECT(S): Ghazza¯li¯, 1058-1111. Mizan al-amal. Offprint from Zapiski Instituta Vostokovedenii A Akademii Nauk, 6. At head of title: "Materialy I Obzor. " OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Hebrew Union College). Lacks covers. Last page detached, but present. Good condition. (SEF37-12) (ID #28472) $35.00.




  214. • Kazemi, Farhad. editor. A WAY PREPARED: ESSAYS ON ISLAMIC CULTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD BAYLY WINDER. New York, University Press, 1988. Original Publisher's Cloth. Xxxiii, 299 pages, illustrations. 23cm. Contributions of 16 authors. CONTENTS: "Preface, " by Farhad Kazemi & R. D. McChesney; "Biography of Richard Bayly Winder; "Bibliography of Richard Bayly Winder; "The commerce of Mecca before Islam, " by F. E. Peters; "Whence the Muslim conquest of Northern Mesopotamia?, " by Nadine F. Posner; "Russia's relations with the Mamluk Beys of Egypt in the late eighteenth century, " by Daniel Crecelius; "The loan of mursad on Waqf properties, " by Randi Beguilhem-Schoem; "Ilyas Qudsi on the craft organizations of Damascus in the late nineteenth century, " by R. D. McChesney, trans; "Ibn Taymiyah's empiricism, " by Nicholas Heer; "Islamic textuality in light of poststructuralist criticism, " by Richard C. Martin; "Subordinance and dominance: non-Muslim minorities and the traditional Islamic state as perceived from above and below, " by Norman A. Stillman; "Geometry and ideology: the festival of Islam and the study of Islamic art, " by Oleg Grabar; "Universal solutions to problems of spherical astronomy from Mamluk Egypt and Syria, " by David A. King; "Fatimid under glaze painted wares: a chronological readjusment, " by George T. Scanlon; "Women and politics in an Arabian Oasis, " by Christine Eickelman; ""How could something so right go so wrong?": the collapse of Lebanon's ethnoconfessional democracy, " by John P. Entelis; "The immortal Ataturk: psychobiography as autobiography, " by Norman Itzkowitz; "Ménage à quatre: the making of agrarian policy in Senegal, " by John Waterbury. SUBJECTS: Islamic civilization. Civilisation islamique. Middle East. Machreq. Moyen-Orient --Histoire. Includes bibliographies and index. Navy cloth over boards with gilt titles. Good condition. (FEST1-6) (ID #27243) $30.00.



  216. • Lewis, Bernard. THE JEWS OF ISLAM. London, Princeton University Press, 1984. Cloth, 8vo, 245 pages. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1984. Paperback, 8vo, 245 pages. Lewis presents a systematic overview of how Jews fared in various Muslim countries at different times. Very Good Condition. (SEF-13-33) Very Good Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket. (ID #3923) $20.00.




  218. • Vadet, Jean-Claude. LES HANIFS: LA PLUS GRANDE LOI DE MOISE: LES SAINTES MYRIADES ET LA NAISSANCE DE L'EXÉGÈSE ISLAMIQUE. [Paris], Revue Des Etudes Juives, 1971. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 165-182 pages. 24 cm. In French. Title translates to English as, "The Hanif: Largest Law of Moses: The Holy Myriads, and the Birth of the Islamic Exegesis. " Reprinted from "Revue des etudes juives: Historia judaica. Vol. CXXX, Issue 2-3-4." OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Bibliotheque Nationale de France). Some wear to covers. Inscription from author on first page. Very good condition. (SEF39-4) (ID #28513) $30.00.




  220. • Ye'or, Bat. ISLAM AND DHIMMITUDE: WHERE CIVILIZATIONS COLLIDE. Madison [Wisconsin], Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002. Original Softcover. 8vo. 528 pages. 24 cm. "In this study of the legal and social condition of Jews and Christians subjected to Islamic rule (the 'dhimmis'), Bat Ye'or examines various religious and historical sources, using the new term 'dhimmitude' to describe their common history and legal status. Includes bibliographical references (pages 472-507) and index. Translated from French by Miriam Kochan and David Littman. Fine condition. (SEF42-29) (ID #28393) $30.00.





  222. • Güralp, Serif. YAHUDILER FILISTINE NASIL DÖNDÜ?. Istanbul, Dogan Günes Yayinevi [Rising Sun Publishing], 1963. Original Publisher's Cloth. 12mo. 159 pages. 19 cm. In Turkish. Title translates to English as, "How the Jews Returned to Palestine. " Series: Dogan Günes Yayinlari, No. 14. SUBJECT (S): World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey and the Near East -- Palestine. OCLC lists five copies worldwide (Yeshiva Univ.; California State Univ, Northridge; Library of Congress; Clinton-Macomb Public Library; Hebrew Union College). Covers lightly soiled, but still nice. Internal pages lightly tanned but not fragile. Very good condition. (SEF40-12) (ID #28352) $50.00.



  224. • Ben-Porat, Yehudah and Ben Zion Yehoshua and Aharon Kedar. ‏פרקים בתולדות הישוב היהודי בירושלים. PERAKIM BE-TOLDOT HA-YISHUV HA-YEHUDI BI-YERUSHALAYIM = [CHAPTERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN JERUSALEM] (VOL 1 ONLY). Jerusalem, Yad Izhak Ben Zvi (The Department Of Educational Activities), 1973. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 337 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew with added English table of contents. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Jerusalem -- History. Inscription from previous owner on FEP. Lacks dust jacket. Light staining to edges of Hebrew title page, otherwise a nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-1) (ID #28401) $30.00.




  226. • Halper, Jeff. BETWEEN REDEMPTION AND REVIVAL: THE JEWISH YISHUV OF JERUSALEM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. Boulder, Westview Press, 1991. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xiii, 290 pages. [12] pages of plates. Illus. 24 cm. CONTENTS: Personalities, events and primary issues that existed during the last century in Jerusalem, prior to the emergence of the Yishuv (post 1880). Comparisons between the sparsely inhabited Holy city and the modern settlement are described. Ethnographic study. The enormous differences between old and new are highlighted, and how these differences created a Foundation for the modern State. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Jerusalem -- History -- 19th century. Geschichte (1800-1914) Geographic: Jerusalem -- History. Palestine -- History -- 1799-1917. Jerusalem -- Ethnic relations. Jerusalem -- Social conditions. Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-260) and index. Back of jacket has some light staining, otherwise solid. Internal pages bright and clean. Very Good Condition in like jacket. (SEF42-5) (ID #28368) $90.00.



  228. • Marguiles, S. H. LA SOLIDARIETÀ ISRAELITICA E I FALASCIA: DISCORSO PRONUNZIATO NEL TEMPIO MAGGIORE DI FIRENZE IL PRIMO GIORNO DI PESACH 5667. Firenze, Tip. Galletti E Cassuto, 1907. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 7 pages. 25 cm. In Italian. Title translates to English as, "Jewish solidarity and Falasha: Speech Delivered in the Great Synagogue of Florence on the First Day of Passover 5667." SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons. "Estratta dalla 'Rivista Israelitica' Anno IV, N. 2" [Offprint from the "Jewish Journal" Year IV, No. 2]. OCLC lists two copies of this offprint (Univ. Of Texas at Austin, National Library of Israel). Pages tanned with some chipping at edges; spine repaired. Good condition. (SEF39-27) (ID #28530) $60.00.




  230. • Margulies, Samuel Hirsch. PER LA STORIA DEL MOVIMENTO PRO-FALASCIA: DUE DOCUMENTI. Firenze, Galletti & Cassuto, 1909. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages. 25 cm. In Italian and Hebrew. Title translates to English as, "On the History of the Pro-Falasha Movement: Two Documents. " SUBJECT (S): Jews, Ethiopian. "Estratto dalla 'Rivista Israelitica', anno 6, n. 4-5" [Offprint from 'Jewish Journal' Year VI, No. 4-5]. OCLC lists four copies of this offprint (Univ. Of California in Los Angeles, Univ. Of California S Regional Library, Hebrew Union College, Univ. Of Manchester). Jewish institutional imprint on cover; light chipping at edges. Good condition. (SEF39-30) (ID #28533) $65.00.




  232. • Ottolenghi, Raffaele. I "FALASHA". Roma, Nuova Antologia, 1913. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages. 25 cm. In Italian. Title translates as, "The 'Falasha'". SUBJECT (S): Jews, Ethiopian. "Dalla Nuova Antologia: 1o Febbraio 1913." [Offprint from 'New Anthology, ' February 1, 1913]. Pages tanned with some chipping at edges; spine repaired. Good condition. (SEF39-29) (ID #28532) $50.00.




  234. • Ottolenghi, Raffaele. I "FALASHA". Roma, Nuova Antologia, 1907. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 7 pages. 25 cm. In Italian. Title translates as, "The 'Falasha'". SUBJECT (S): Jews, Ethiopian. "Dalla Nuova Antologia: 1o Aprile 1907." [Offprint from 'New Anthology, ' April 1, 1907]. OCLC lists two copies of this offprint (University of Florida, Harvard College Library). Pages tanned with some chipping at edges; spine repaired. Good condition. (SEF39-28) (ID #28531) $65.00.




  236. • Rathjens, Carl. DIE JUDEN IN ABESSINIEN. Hamburg,, W. Gente, 1921. Paper Wrappers, Original paper wrappers, 8vo; 97 pages. With Offenbach stamp on cover. Photograph on cover and on frontis piece. Bibliography of "Falaschen-literatur" on pages 96-97. Ethiopian Jews. Pages tanned. Very good condition. (SPEC-27-25) (ID #27085) $85.00.



  238. • Fischel, Walter Joseph. היהודים בהודו :‏ ‏חלקם בחיים הכלכליים והמדיניים. HA-YEHUDIM BE-HODU: HELKAM BA-HAYIM HA-KALKALIYIM VEHA-MEDINIYIM. Jerusalem, Ben-Zvi, 1960. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 215 pages. Maps. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to English as, "The Jews in India: Their Contribution to the Economic and Political Life. " Series: "Mehkarim u-mekorot shel Mekhon Ben-Tsevi, ha-Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- India -- Politics and government. Jews -- India -- Social conditions. Fischel was a scholar of Oriental Jewry and Islamic civilization, and professor of Semitic Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Very Good Condition with good jacket. (SEF44-21) (ID #28423) $30.00.




  240. • Fischel, Walter Joseph. THE LITERARY CREATIVITY OF THE JEWS OF COCHIN ON THE MALABAR COAST. New York, Jewish Book Council Of America, 1970. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 25-31 pages (ie. 12 pages). 22 cm. Reprinted from Jewish Book Annual, Volume 28, 5731/1970-71. Contents Includes: Tradition Bound and Synagogue Centered -- Historical Compositions and Chronicles -- Pioneers of the Hebrew Printing Press -- Major Contributions of Cochin Jewry. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- India -- Cochin (State). Printing, Hebrew -- India. Caption title. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (Hebrew Union College). Some writing in margin of cover; vertical crease throughout, but all text is clear. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-23) (ID #28482) $30.00.




  242. • 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 #28144) $75.00.




  244. • Jewish National Fund. הבמה העברית. THE JEWISH TRIBUNE: THE ORGAN OF INDIAN JEWRY (BAMAH HA-IVRIYAH). AUGUST 1940 (VOL. XI, NO. 6). Bombay; Jewish National Fund, 1940. Paper wrappers. 4to. 18 pages. 28 cm. Serial publication, vol 6, nr. 6, August 1940. Ceased publication with v. 12, no. 12 (Feb. 1942). Official organ of the Keren Kayemeth Leisrael (Jewish National Fund). Printed in blue ink on covers and endpages, with illustrations throughout. This copy of the Jewish Tribune of Indian Jewry contains local period writings, advertisements, letters, and events in India, and focuses on world events of the time, specifically Palestine, Poland, occupied Europe, and New York City. Subjects: Jews - India - Periodicals. Zionism - India - Periodicals. OCLC lists 11 holdings worldwide. Vertical fold bent to front paper wrapper, lightly soiled covers. Text crisp. Very good condition. (SEF41-8) (ID #28310) $30.00.




  246. • Segal, J. B. A HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF COCHIN. London, Vallentine Mitchell, 1993. Original Softcover. 8vo. Ix, 134 pages. 22 cm. The story of the Jews of Cochin, a tiny community on the Spice Coast of southwest India, spans at least two thousand years. According to legend, the apostle Thomas found a Jewish presence in this area, and the sandalwood in Solomon's temple at Jerusalem may well have come from Cochin. CONTENTS: The Early Centuries – The Portuguese Period – The Dutch Period – British Rule to Independence. Includes bibliography and index (pages 120-134). Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-20) (ID #28383) $30.00.



  248. • Dicker, Herman. WANDERERS AND SETTLERS IN THE FAR EAST: A CENTURY OF JEWISH LIFE IN CHINA AND JAPAN. New York, Twayne Publishers, 1962. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 207 p. Illus. 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- China -- History. Jews -- Japan -- History. Joden. Includes bibliography. "This books tells of a part of Jewish history which up to this time has remained un-chronicled… they succored and took in the thousands who fled Russia in World War I and Nazi Europe in World War II. " –Dustjacket. Map endpages. Nice, clean copy. Very good condition in good dustjacket. (SEF39-14) . (ID #28520) $30.00.



  250. • Epstein, Isidore. THE "RESPONSA" OF RABBI SOLOMON BEN ADRETH OF BARCELONA (1235-130) AS A SOURCE OF THE HISTORY OF SPAIN: STUDIES IN THE COMMUNAL LIFE OF THE JEWS IN SPAIN AS REFLECTED IN THE "RESPONSA.". AND THE RESPONSA OF RABBI SOLOMON B. ZEMAH DURAN AS A SOURCE OF THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN NORTH AFRICA. New York, Ktav Publishing, 1968. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Two Volumes in One Book. Xxiii, 122, vii, [2], 108 pages. 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Africa, North. Jews -- Spain. Adret, Solomon ben Abraham, 1235-1310. Teshuvot sheelot. Duran, Simeon ben Zemah, 1361-1444. Sefer ha-tashbats. Reprint of two works first issued in 1925 and 1930, respectively, with new prolegomenon by Solomon B. Freehof. Includes bibliographical references. Green cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-35) (ID #28439) $35.00.




  252. • Gomez-Moreno, Maria Elena. A VISIT TO THE HOUSE AND MUSEUM OF EL GRECO AND TO THE SYNAGOGUE OF THE TRANSITO. Madrid, Fundaciones Vega-Inclán, 1966. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 31 pages, [8] pages of plates. Illus. 18 cm. Brief guide to the Synagogue of El Transito (Sinagoga del Tránsito) is a historical building in Toledo, Spain, founded by Samuel ha-Levi in 1336. Includes foldout maps. SUBJECT(S): Toledo (Spain). Casa del Greco. Sinagoga del Tránsito. Translation of Visita a la Casa y Museo del Greco y a la Sinagoga del Tránsito. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-3) (ID #28463) $20.00.




  254. • Mann, Vivian and Thomas Glick and Jerrilynn Dodds. CONVIVENCIA: JEWS, MUSLIMS, AND CHRISTIANS IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN. New York, George Braziller In Association With The Jewish Museum, 1992. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. Xiii, 263 pages. Includes essays by Thomas Glick, Benjamin Gampel, Raymond Scheindlin, Dwayne Carpenter, Jerrilynn Dodds, Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, and Juan Zozaya. Conviviencia translates to English as, "Coexistence. " Bright, clean copy in Very Good Condition with like jacket. (SEF42-17) (ID #28380) $30.00.




  256. • Nahmanides; Charles B. Chavel (translator). THE DISPUTATION AT BARCELONA. New York; Shilo Pub. House, 1983. Softbound. 8vo. V, 42 pages. 23 cm. Translation of Nahmanides defense at the Disputation of Barcelona in 1263. Nahmanides, also known as Rabbi Moses ben Na? Man Girondi, and by his acronym Ramban, was a Spanish Talmudist, exegete, and physician; born at Gerona (whence his name "Gerondi") in 1194, died in Palestine about 1270. From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia: "Disputation at Barcelona, 1263. Moses, first as rabbi of Gerona and later as chief rabbi of Catalonia, seems to have led a quiet and happy life, surrounded by his family and numerous pupils, and enjoying a universal reputation. When well advanced in years, however, this peaceful and ordered life was interrupted by an event which compelled him to leave his family and his native country and wander in foreign lands. This was the religious disputation he was called upon to sustain, in 1263, in the presence of King James of Aragon, with the apostate Pablo Christiani. The latter, failing to make proselytes among the Jews of Provence, to whom he had been sent by his general Raymond de Penyaforte, requested King James to order Moses to take part in a public disputation. Relying upon the reserve his adversary would be forced to maintain through fear of wounding the feelings of the Christian dignitaries, Pablo assured the king that he could prove the Messianic claims of Jesus from the Talmud and other rabbinical writings. Moses complied with the order of the king, but stipulated that complete freedom of speech should be granted, and for four days (July 20-24) debated with Pablo Christiani in the presence of the king, the court, and many ecclesiastical dignitaries. The subjects discussed were three: (1) whether the Messiah had appeared; (2) whether the Messiah announced by the Prophets was to be considered as divine or as a man born of human parents; and (3) whether the Jews or the Christians were in possession of the true faith. From the start Moses disarmed his antagonist, whose arguments were based upon haggadic passages, by declaring that the Jew is bound to believe in the truth of the Bible, but in the exposition of the Talmud only in regard to points of religious practice; and that he is at liberty to reject the haggadic interpretations, which are only sermons expressing the individual opinions of the preacher, and do not possess authoritative weight. Then he went on to show that the Prophets regarded the Messiah as a man of flesh and blood, and not as a divinity, and that their promises of a reign of universal peace and justice had not yet been fulfilled. On the contrary, since the appearance of Jesus, the world had been filled with violence and injustice, and among all denominations the Christians were the most warlike. " Subjects: Christianity - Controversial literature. Judaism - Apologetic works. Barcelona Disputation, Barcelona, Spain, 1263. Bottom edge lightly worn, spine lightly rubbed. Pages fresh. Sticker on inside front cover. Fine Condition. (SEF41-12) (ID #28314) $30.00.



  258. • Sanpere, Duran and J. M. Millas Vallicrosa. UNA NECROPOLIS JUDAICA EN EL MONTJUICH DE BARCELONA. Madrid, Instituto Arias Montano, 1947. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 231-259 (ie. 29), [5] plates. Illus. In Spanish. Title translates to English as, "A Jewish necropolis in the Montjuic Barcelona". Reprinted from "Sefarad, Year VII, No. 2." OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Hebrew Union College). Pages darkened with some minor chipping. Margin notes on one page. Good+ condition. (SEF40-8) (ID #28348) $30.00.




  260. • (Toledo) Arribas, L. TOLEDO: SINAGOGA DEL TRANSITO. Vitoria: H. Fournier, S. A, 1968. Plastic. 12mo. 18 pages. All pictures. SUBJECT (S) Synagogue architecture - Spain - Toledo. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, Univ of Florida, Yeshiva Univ, Hebrew Union Col). Minor bumping to edges. Small amounts of wear to edges of photos. In Very Good condition. (SEF-36-2). (ID #26757) $20.00.



  262. • Torregoncilho [Torrejoncilllo], Francisco De. CENTINELLA CONTRA JUDEOS, POSTA EM A TORRE DA IGREJA DE DEOS OFFERECIDA A VIRGEM S.N. Coimbra, J. Atunes Da Sylva, 1710. Vellum. 12mo. 224 pages. 15 cm. In Portuguese. Second Portuguese Edition. Title translates to English as, "Sentinal Against the Jews, Set in the Tower of the Church of God for the Blessed Virgin. " An often cited book on the history of the Inquisition. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800. Antisemitism -- Early works to 1800. Jews -- History. Inquisition -- Spain -- Early works to 1800. Geographic: Spain -- Ethnic relations -- Early works to 1800. Translated to Portuguese by Pedro Lobo Correa. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Palau 335.966; Innocencio (Correa) VI, 425, 350; cf. Sala 4019; Maggs 1027. Contemporary limp vellum, worn, loose. Covers worn with some cracking and tears along backstrip. Wear to Title and index page. Internal pages lightly soiled with some dampstains, but all text is clear. Some worming in gutter and margin with loss of a few characters. Fair condition. (CHR HEB1-22) (ID #28093) $375.00.




  264. • Beinart, Haim; Yael Guiladi. CONVERSOS ON TRIAL: THE INQUISITION IN CIUDAD REAL. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1981. Hardbound. 8vo. IX, 342 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In English with some Hebrew. Dustjacket, dark green cloth over boards. 16 pages of plates. Revised and expanded translation of "ANUSIM BE-DIN HA-INK? V? IZITSYAH. " Includes bibliographical references and index. Series: Hispania Judaica 3. Contents: The Conversos, the Inquisition and the crown. The Conversos in Castile in the fifteenth century; The public controversy over the Converso question and the plans for its solution; The establishment of the Inquisition in Castile - The Conversos of Ciudad Real, 1391-1483 - The history of the Tribunal of Ciudad Real - The court of Ciudad Real at work. The beginning of the Inquisitorial examination; The commencement of the trial; The evidence and the witnesses; The prosecution and its method; The defence and its method; The Consulta-de Fe´; The sentence and the punishment - The accused's file and its preparation - The public and social image of the Conversos of Ciudad Real - The Jewish life of the Conversos of Ciudad Real - The attitude of the Conversos of Ciudad Real to Christianity and their outlook on life and death - Appendices: I. Notarial authorization of the Declaration of the period of grace in Ciudad Real; II. Places of residence of the inhabitants of Ciudad Real; III. Hebrew terms in the files of those tried in Ciudad Real. Subjects: Jews - Spain - Ciudad Real - History. Marranos - Spain - Ciudad Real - History. Marranos - Spain - Castile - History. Inquisition - Spain - Ciudad Real - History. Dust jacket worn and with a slight tear at edges, endpages lightly stained with minor penmarks. Printers error on pages 24-25, 28-29, 32-33 36-37, light ink bleeding of text on facing pages, text still legible. All pages otherwise fresh. Good+ condition. (SEF41-23) (ID #28325) $30.00.




  266. • Herculano, Alexandre. HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INQUISITION IN PORTUGAL. New York, Ktav Publishing House, 1972. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 504 pages. 24 cm. Translation of "Historia da origem e estabelecimento da Inquisição em Portugal, " by John C. Branner. A detailed history of the inquisition in Portugal, broken down into historical periods. Prolegomenon by Yosef Haiym Yerushalmi. First published in 1926 as vol. 1, no. 2 of Stanford University publications, University series: History, economics, and political science. Includes bibliographical references. Red cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-19) (ID #28421) $30.00.




  268. • Herculano, Alexandre. HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INQUISITION IN PORTUGAL. New York, Ktav Publishing House, 1972. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 504 pages. Illus. 24 cm. English translation of, "Historia da origem e estabelecimento da Inquisição em Portugal" (1926). Series: Studia Sephardica. Stanford Studies in History, Economics, and Political Science, v. 1, no. 2. SUBJECT(S): Inquisition -- Portugal. Inquisition -- Portugal. Inquisitie. Joden. Translated by John C. Branner. Includes bibliographical references. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-1) (ID #28461) $30.00.




  270. • Kamen, Henry. THE SPANISH INQUISITION: AN HISTORICAL REVISION. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 369 pages. An appraisal of the notorious tribunal, its causes, its tyranny, its effect upon Spain and the Western world. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. Lacks DJ. (SEF39-10) (ID #28516) $30.00.






  272. • Netanyahu, Benzion. THE ORIGINS OF THE INQUISITION IN FIFTEENTH CENTURY SPAIN. New York, Random House, 1995. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. Xxii, 1384 pages. Ilus. 25 cm. First Edition. CONTENTS: Historical background -- The reign of Juan II -- Enrique IV and the Catholic kings -- The origins of the Inquisition -- Appendices. Includes bibliographical references (pages 1323-1348) and index. "By examining Spanish anti-Semitism from its origins, Professor Netanyahu demonstrates that the brutal anti-converso movement that led to the Inquisition was the same one responsible for the massacre of Jews in Spain in 1391 and the ensuing mass conversion of Spanish Jews (at sword-point) to Christianity. " –Dustjacket. Nice, clean copy in very good condition with like jacket. (SEF40-3) (ID #28343) $30.00.



  274. • Matsas, Michael. THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY: THE STORY OF THE GREEK JEWS DURING WORLD WAR II. New York, NY; Pella Pub. Co, 1997. Softbound. 8vo. 446 pages. 22 cm. First edition. 16 pages of Black & White photographs, documents, and map. The book contains Michael Matsas's personal record of his one teenage year with villagers of Psilovrahos during the second world war, and his experience with the Andartes (Greek resistance). Subjects: Jews - Persecutions - Greece. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Greece. World War, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance - Greece. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Greece - Personal narratives. Jews - Greece - Biography. Holocaust. Laid in sheets: "Review copy sent to you by Pella Publishing Co. " card, and "National Committee for Labor Israel Backdrop" flyer. Cover lightly stained at top near edge. Pages fresh. Near fine condition. (SEF41-22) (ID #28324) $30.00.



  276. • Fahn, Rubin. LEGENDEN DER KARAITEN. Wien, "hatechija", 1921. Softcover, 31 pages, small 8vo, 20 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Legends, Jewish. Karaites. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Browning of pages. Slight fading to edges of cover and binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-9). (ID# 24279) $125.00


  278. • Mahler, Raphael. KARAIMER: A YIDISHE GEULAH-BEVEGUNG IN MITLALTER. New York: Elias Schulman, 1947. Hardback. Cloth, 8vo, 476 pages. In Yiddish. English title page reads: "Karaites: A Mediaeval Jewish Movement for Deliverance. " Light wear, Very Good Condition (rab-33-21). (ID# 24471) $30.00




  280. • Revel, Bernard. THE KARAITE HALAKAH AND ITS RELATION TO SADDUCEAN, SAMARITAN, AND PHILONIAN HALAKAH: PART I. Philadelphia: Cahan Prtg. Co., 1913. Hardback. Hardcover, 8vo, 88 pages. A thesis submitted Feb. 27, 1911, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate learning. SUBJECT (S): Halakah. Karaites. Revel (1885-1940) was a "U. S. Educator and scholar, leader of modern Orthodoxy. Revel, born in Kovno, Lithuania, studied at the yeshivah of Telz. In 1906 he emigrated to the U. S, where he studied at New York University and Dropsie College in Philadelphia. For a time he had an oil refining business in Oklahoma. In 1915, as rosh yeshivah, Revel began reorganizing the Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in New York, opening it to laymen and teachers as well as rabbinical students; and in 1916 he founded Talmudical Academy, the first combined academic high school-yeshivah in the U. S. In 1928, despite strong opposition from those who feared that Torah study would be undermined, Revel founded Yeshiva College as an extension of the seminary. It was the first liberal arts college under Jewish auspices and represented the first attempt to offer a traditional talmudic education with a modern course of secular studies on the higher level based on the principle of Torah im Derekh Erez. Revel, who served as president of the college, organized the graduate school of Jewish studies, named after him, in 1937. He was the first institutional head to give semikhah to Orthodox rabbis in the U. S. Revel was honorary president of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, and was vice president of the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences from 1927. He was associate editor of Ozar Yisrael, a Hebrew encyclopedia. His scholarly interests included Targum Jonathan, Josephus, Jubilees, the development of ancient exegesis, Karaism, and, especially, the evolution of halakhah. He published his doctoral dissertation for Dropsie College, Karaite Halakah and its Relation to Sadducean, Samaritan and Philonian Halakah, which refuted A. Geiger's claim that Karaism was a continuation of Sadduceeism. Revel's many articles and novellae were published mainly in the Jewish Quarterly Review, Ha-Pardes, Horeb, and Talpioth. A biography of Revel by A. Rothkoff has been published by the Jewish Publication Society of America" (Hoenig in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Light browning to edges of pages. Light bumping to edges of cover. Very good condition. (Heb-38-6). (ID# 28054) $125.00




  282. • Goldberg, P. Selvin. KARAITE LITURGY AND ITS RELATION TO SYNAGOGUE WORSHIP. Manchester [Eng. ], Manchester University Press, 1957. Original Publisher's Cloth. 12mo. Viii, 134 pages. 19 cm. Baruch Bokser's copy. SUBJECT (S): Karaites -- Liturgy. Prayer -- Judaism. Includes index. Bibliography: pages 127-128. Baruch Bokser (1945-1990) was a "U. S. Scholar of rabbinics in the formative period, the first seven centuries C. E. … He devoted his oeuvre to explaining the development of Judaism, identifying the shifts in the way ideas and institutions are presented and assessing the significance that these transformations had for the history of Judaism and the society of the Jews" (EJ, 2007). Jacket sunned along spine with some light staining to back. Internal pages are bright and clean. Nice copy in very good condition. (SEF37-21) (ID #28480) $35.00.




  284. • Nemoy, Leon. KARAITE ANTHOLOGY: EXCERPTS FROM THE EARLY LITERATURE. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1969. Cloth, 8vo. Xxvi, 412 pages. Fourth Printing. SUBJECT (S): Karaites; Jewish literature – translations into English. CONTNETS: Anan ben David; Benjamin al-Nahawandi; Daniel al-Kumisi; Jacob al-Kirkisani; Salomon ben Jeroham; Japheth ben Eli; Sahl ben masliah; Jeshuah ben Judah; Moses ben Abraham Dar'i; Moses ben Samuel of Damascus; Aaron ben Elijah; Samuel ben Moses al-Magribi; Ibn al-Hiti; Elijah ben Moses Basyatchi; Karaite liturgy. Nemoy (1901-1997) was born in Balta, Russia, studied languages in Odessa, and emigrated to the US in 1923, receiving a Ph. D from Yale in 1929. He was a librarian both in Russia and In the Unites States. Before emigrating, he worked at the Society for the Propagation of Knowledge in Odessa, the Academic Library of Odessa, and the University Library of Lvov, Poland. He began his career at Yale in 1923, eventually becoming the first curator of Hebrew and Arabic literature at the Sterling Memorial Library, and overseeing the acquisitions of Alexander Kohut Memorial Collection of Judaica and the Sholem Asch Collection. Nemoy's scholarly activities were mainly devoted to research on the history of the Karaites, including important translations and editions of Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic literature. (EJ, 2007) Good condition. (SEF-43-15) (ID #28142) $30.00.




  286. • Schur, Nathan. HISTORY OF THE KARAITES. Frankfurt Am Main, Peter Lang, 1992. Original Softcover. 8vo. 207 pages. 21 cm. In English. Series: "Beiträge zur Erforschung des Alten Testaments und des antiken Judentums. Band 29" [Contributions to the Study of the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism]. CONTENTS: Beginnings: Persia, Iraq, Eight and Ninth Centuries – The Golden Age: The Center in Jerusalem, Tenth and Eleventh Centuries – The Center in Byzantium and Turkey, 1100-1600 – The History of the Karaite Community in Jerusalem, 1250-1948 – The Eastern European Center, Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries – The Karaites in Egypt, Fifteenth to Twentieth Centuries – The Center in the State of Israel. SUBJECT (S): Karaites -- History. Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173) and index. (SEF44-15) (ID #28417) $125.00.




  288. • Birnbaum, Philip. KARAITE STUDIES. New York; Hermon Press, 1971. Hardbound. 8vo. XIII, 318 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Black cloth over boards, gilt lettering on spine, with dust jacket. Important collection of previously published articles on Jewish Karaite sect. Articles: "The Karaite Halakah and its Relation to Sadducean and Samaritan Philonian Halakah" by Bernard Revel, "The Anti-Karaite Writings of Sa'adiah Gaon" by Samuel A. Poznanski, "The Karaite Literary Opponents of Sa'adiah Gaon" by Samuel A. Poznanski, "Karaite Miscellanies" by Samuel Poznanski, "Qirqisani, the Qaraite, and His Work on Jewish Sects" by Wilhelm Bacher, 'Anan's Liturgy and His Half-Yearly Cycle of the Reading of the Law " by Jacob Mann, "Anan ben David, a re-appraisal of the Historic Date" by Leon Nemoy. Subjects: Karaites. Dust jacket lightly faded at edges, lightly worn. Pages fresh. Near fine. (SEF41-14) (ID #28316) $35.00.



  290. • Ben-Zvi, Itzhak. ר קהילות ישראל במזרחספונות : ספר שנה לחק. MEHKARIM U-MEK OROT LE-TOLDOT HA-TENU AH HA-SHABETA'IT: MUK DASHIM LI-SHENE'OR ZALMAN SHAZAR BI-MEL'OT LO SHIV IM SHANAH. Jerusalem, Kiryat Sefer Ltd For The Hebrew University, 1960. Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. 567, 22 pages. Illus. In Hebrew with added English table of contents and summaries. S. Z. Shazar jubilee volume. Series: Sefunot, sefer ha-shanah le-heker kehilot Yis´ra'el ba-mizrah?, 3-4 = Sefunot: Annual for Research on the Jewish Commmunities in the East, Vol 3-4. SUBJECT(S): Sabbathaians. Named Person: Shazar, Zalman, 1889-1974. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Some tears along edge of jacket. Very good condition in good jacket. (SEF40-16) (ID #28356) $30.00.



  292. • Alvar, Manuel. POESIA TRADICIONAL DE LOS JUDIOS ESPANOLES. Mexico, Editorial Porrúa, 1979. Original Softcover. 8vo. Lv, 292 pages. 22 cm. Third Edition. In Spanish. Series: Colección "Sepan cuantos" No. 43. SUBJECT (S): Ladino poetry. Poésie judéo-espagnole -- Anthologies. Anthologie. Geschichte. Lyrik. Geographic: Sephardim. Note(s): "Ilustraciones musicales" (principally unaccompanied melodies and tunes): pages [253]-274. Includes bibliographies and indexes. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-25) (ID #28528) $40.00.





  294. • Pagis, Dan. editor. שירי החל. MOSES IBN EZRA: SHIRE HA-HOL (VOLUME 3 ONLY). Jerusalem, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1977. Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. [4], 367 pages. 28 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates as, "Moses Ibn Ezra: Secular Poems. " Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Ibn Ezra (c.1055–after 1135) was a "Spanish Hebrew poet and philosopher. … Ibn Ezra is one of the most prolific poets of the Spanish school; his mastery of the language is attested by the beauty and versatility of his secular and sacred verse. He was also interested in the theory of poetics and was probably the greatest authority of his day on the subject. " (EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-12) (ID #28518) $50.00.




  296. • Pool, David De Sola [Yehuda Halevi]. JEHUDA HALEVI'S DEFENSE OF HIS FAITH. New York, Union Of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Of America, 1925. Original Stapled Paper Wrappers. 16mo. 32 pages. 17 cm. Series: The Jewish Library. Vol. 4. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. Judah, ha-Levi, 12th cent. Kitab al-hujjah. From a series "designed to bring home to the average intelligent Jew life and the contribution of the Jews to both the fullness of Judaism as creed and common treasury of man. " –Foreword. Jehuda Halevi was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He is considered one of the greatest Hebrew poets, celebrated both for his religious and secular poems, many of which appear in present-day liturgy. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Front cover has a few marks, but still nice. Internal pages are bright and clean. Very good condition. (SEF40-6) (ID #28346) $100.00.




  298. • Weinberger, Leon J. JEWISH PRINCE IN MOSLEM SPAIN: SELECTED POEMS OF SAMUEL IBN NAGRELA. Alabama, University Of Alabama Press, 1973. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 167 pages. 25 cm. In English with original Hebrew text of poems. Series: Judaic Studies. Vol. 3. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- Spain. Includes bibliography: pages 162-166. Light wear to dust jacket. Nice, clean copy in very good condition with like jacket. (SEF42-13) (ID #28376) $30.00.





  300. • Weinberger, Leon. Et Al. ראשית הפייטנות בבלקנים : כל שירי משה בר חייה, יוסף קלעי ויצחק בר יהודה. RESHIT HA-PAYETANUT BA-BALKANIM: KOL SHIRE MOSHEH BAR HIYAH, YOSEF KAL`AI VE-YITSHAK BAR YEHUDAH. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1988. Original Softcover. 4to. 213, 10 pages. Facsims. 28 cm. In Hebrew with added introduction, title page and table of contents in English. Added English Title: Early Synagogue Poets in the Balkans: Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary. " SUBJECT(S): Piyutim. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- Balkan Peninsula. Judaism -- Romaniot rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213) and index. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF40-5) (ID #28345) $30.00.




  302. • David Ben Solomon Ibn Abi Zimra. SH. U-T. HA-RADBAZ, HELEK SHELISHI. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David, 1781. Hardcover, folio, 132 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Responsa -- 1040-1600. Named Person: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh torah -- Commentaries. Zimra (known as RaDBaZ = Rabbi David Ben Abi Zimra; 1479–1573) was a "talmudic scholar, halakhic authority, and kabbalist. Abi Zimra was born in Spain into a wealthy family, but by the age of 13 he was in Safed (possibly going via Fez – see Sambari in Neubauer's Chronicles, vol. 1 (1887), 157). The most eminent of his teachers was Joseph Saragossi of Sicily who left Spain in 1492 and eventually settled in Safed. Abi Zimra moved to Jerusalem but shortly before 1513 immigrated to Egypt, apparently due to bad economic conditions in Palestine. He remained there for 40 years, first in Alexandria, then in Cairo where he joined the bet din of the nagid, Isaac Sholal. After the conquest of Egypt by the Turks (1517) and the decline of the office of the nagid, Abi Zimra became the official head of Egyptian Jewry. He was not only dayyan but also head of a yeshivah, trustee of the hekdesh, and administrator of charity collections. He held all of these offices in an honorary capacity, as he was financially independent. Apart from his inherited wealth Abi Zimra was apparently successful in business and as a moneylender to non-Jews" (Zimmels in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Hinge & spine repair. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Good Condition. (Heb-33-16) (ID #28045) $700.00.




  304. • Davidson, Herbert A. THE PHILOSOPHY OF ABRAHAM SHALOM: A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY EXPOSITION AND DEFENSE OF MAIMONIDES. Berkeley, University Of California Press, 1964. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. Viii. 111 pages. 26 cm. Series: University of California Publications. Near Eastern Studies, V. 5. SUBJECT (S): Philosophie. Shalom, Abraham ben Isaac, d. 1492. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Shalom, Abraham ben Isaac ben Judah ben Samuel (14.-1492). Moi¨se Mai¨monide (1138-1204). Maimonides, Moses. Genre/Form: Shalom, Abraham. Originally written as a doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, 1959. Includes bibliography: pages 105-107. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-19) (ID #28523) $30.00.




  306. • Maimonides, Moses and Shabbetai Donnolo. שלשה ספרים נפתחים. SHELOSHAH SEFARIM NIFTAHIM. Jerusalem: Tel Talpiyot, 1900. Hardcover, 12mo, 40, 19 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Risalah al-Yamaniyah, Tsava? At ha-Rambam. Sefer H'Akhmoni. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800. Islam -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800. Jews -- Yemen (Republic) -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YU, Harvard, U of Toronto). Title page bound in slanted. Hinge repair. Fragile pages. Light wear to edges of cover boards. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-38-10) (ID #28058) $100.00.



  308. • Saadia Ben Joseph. VERSION ARABE D'ISAI¨E DE R. SAADIA BEN IOSEF AL-FAYYOU^MI^. VOLUME TROISIEME (ONLY). Paris, E. Leroux, 1896. Later Cloth. 8vo. Vii, 116 pages. 25 cm. In French. Title translates to English as, "Arabic Version of Isaiah from R. Saadia Ben Iosef al-Fayyou^mi^. Volume Three. " Subtitle: "publie´e avec des notes he´brai¨ques et une traduction franc¸aise d'apre`s l'arabe. " SUBJECT (S): Bible. French. O. T. Isaiah. Derenbourg. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Edited and translated by Joseph Derenbourg. Nice, clean copy in Very Good condition. (SEF37-8) (ID #28468) $70.00.




  310. • Cohen, Boaz. SAADIA ANNIVERSARY VOLUME. New York: [The Press of the Jewish Publication Society], 1943. Cloth, 8vo. 346 pages. Gilt titles; blind-stamped cover. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Series: Its Texts and studies; v. 2; Variation: American Academy for Jewish Research; Texts and studies; v. 2. Contents: Baron, S. W. Saadia's communal activities. --Cohen, Boaz. Quotations from Saadia's Arabic commentary on the Bible from two manuscripts of Abraham ben Solomon. --Gandz, Solomon. Saadia gaon as a mathematician. --Wolfson, H. A. The Kalam arguments for creation in Saadia, Averroes, Maimonides and St. Thomas. --Elbogen, Ismar. Saadia's Siddur. --Higger, Michael. Saadia and the treatise Soferim. --Halkin, A. S. The relation of the Samaritans to Saadia gaon. --Freimann, Aron. Saadia bibliography (pages 327-330). "Essays on Rabbi Saadia ben Joseph, a native of Fayyum, Egypt, and gaon of Sura, the thousandth anniversary of whose death was commemorated by Jews in the year gone by... Edited by Professor Boaz Cohen. "--Editorial statement. Bibliographical footnotes. Index. SUBJECT(S): Saadiah ben Joseph, gaon, 892? -942. Spine bumped; else very good condition. (RAB-3-6) (ID #17294) $40.00.




  312. • Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972. THE QUEST FOR CERTAINTY IN SAADIA'S PHILOSOPHY. New York: Philip Feldheim, 1944. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 67 pages. Reprinted from the Jewish Quarterly Review, Volume 33, numbers 2 & 3, and Volume 34, Number 4. 1st edition as such. Published when Heschel was only 37 years old, while at HUC. Heschel, "U. S. Scholar and philosopher, descended on his father's side from Dov Baer (the Maggid) of Mezeritch and Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apta (Opatow); on his mother's side from Levi Isaac of Berdichev. After traditional Jewish studies, he obtained rabbinic ordination (semikhah). At the age of 20 he enrolled in the University of Berlin, where he obtained his doctorate, and at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums, where he also taught Talmud and received a second, liberal rabbinical ordination. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education (Mittelstelle fuer juedische Erwachsenenbildung) and the Juedisches Lehrhaus at Frankfurt on the Main. Deported by the Nazis in October 1938 to Poland, he taught for eight months at the Warsaw Institute of Jewish Studies. He immigrated to England where he established the Institute for Jewish Learning in London. In 1940 he was invited by Julian Morgenstern to teach at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he was associate professor of philosophy and rabbinics for five years. From 1945 he taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) as professor of Jewish ethics and mysticism. In 1946 he married Sylvia Strauss, who gave birth to Susannah Heschel, who followed in the footsteps of her father as a scholar of Judaism. Heschel visited Israel and called for the renewal of the prophetic vision in Zion. He served as professor at JTS until his death, combining his professional activities with extensive social action. Heschel wrote books and studies on medieval Jewish philosophy – on Saadiah Gaon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Maimonides, and Don Isaac Abrabanel – as well as on Hasidism. He became one of the most influential modern philosophers of religion in the United States, where his work is widely recognized in Jewish and Christian circles. " (Rothschild and Meir, EJ, 2007) Cover and pages slightly tanned. Very good condition. (RAB-36-13) (ID #24588) $60.00.




  314. • Neuman, Abraham A. and Solomon Zeitlin. SAADIA STUDIES. Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1943. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 293 pages [109-401]. 25 cm. In English with some Hebrew. CONTENTS: Saadia and his relation to Palestine, by A. A. Neuman. --Saadia's theory of knowledge, by Israel Efros. --A study of inflection in Hebrew from Saadia Gaon's grammatical work "Kutub al-lughah, " by S. L. Skoss. --The double faith theory in Clement, Saadia, Averroes and St. Thomas, and its origin in Aristotle and the stoics by H. A. Wolfson. --The quest for certainty in Saadia's philosophy, by Abraham Heschol. --Saadia's Siddur, by Louis Ginzberg. --Saadia Gaon, champion for Jewish unity under religious leadership, by Solomon Zeitlin. SUBJECT (S): Sa`adia ben Joseph, 882-942. Se`adyah ben Joseph Fayyumi (0892-0942; Gaon). Includes bibliographical references. Ex-lib with usual markings. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-18) (ID #28477) $40.00.



  316. • Ibn Daud, Abraham Ben David, Halevi, Ca. 1110-Ca. 1180.; Gerson D Cohen. A CRITICAL EDITION WITH A TRANSLATION AND NOTES OF THE BOOK OF TRADITION (SEFER HA-QABBALAH). Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1967. Hardbound. 8vo. LXII, 348, 74, 22 pages. 24cm. First Edition. English and Hebrew. Dustjacket, beige cloth over boards. Judaica texts and translations, first series, 3; Littman library of Jewish civilization. Abraham Ibn Daud, "Spanish astronomer, historian, and philosopher; born at Toledo about 1110; died, according to common report, a martyr about 1180. His mother belonged to a family famed for its learning. His chronicle, a work written in 1161 under the title of "Sefer ha? Abbalah" (Book of Tradition), in which he fiercely attacked the contentions of Karaism and justified rabbinical Judaism by the establishment of a chain of traditions from Moses to his own time, is replete with valuable general information, especially relating to the time of the Geonim and to the history of the Jews in Spain" (from the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Translated and annotated by Gerson D. Cohen, professor of history at the time at Colombia University and former librarian at the JTS. Subjects: Jews -- History -- Chronology. Tradition (Judaism) Dust jacket in good condition, with light wear to edges. Bookstamp of Richard J Israel on first endpages, pages fresh. Near fine condition. (SEF41-25) (ID #28327) $30.00.




  318. • Angel, Baruch. SHE'ELOTH U'TESHUVOTH. [RESPONSA]. Salonika, Talmud Torah Press, 1717. Cloth, 4to, 34, 33-76 (5) leaves. Learned marginalium on one leaf. Bound with: Angel, Baruch. CHIDUSHEI HARAV [Talmudical Novellae], 106 leaves. Two works bound together. Both First edition. Vinograd, Salonika 215 & 213. First title page crudely tape-repaired, portion of second title missing. Browned, worming with some loss of text. Later boards, binding & spine repair. (heb-37-9) (ID #27632) $300.00.




  320. • Danzig, Neil. מבוא לספר הלכות פסוקות : עם תשלום הלכות פסוקות. MAVO LE-SEFER HALAKHOT PESUKOT `IM TASHLUM HALAKHOT PESUKOT. INTRODUCTION TO HALAKHOT PESUQOT WITH A SUPPLEMENT TO HALAKHOT PESUQOT. The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, New York And Jerusalem, 1999. ISBN: 9654560267. Cloth, Large 8vo, 739 pages. 25 cm. Includes indices. In Hebrew with English title page. The preferred Second Edition, revised and augmented, with a supplement to Halakhot Pesuqot. In Hebrew. A revised and updated edition of the author's acclaimed 1993 study of Halakhot Pesuqot, an early medieval legal code from the geonic period. That code, authored by students of R. Yehudai Gaon at the end of the eighth century, was one of the three great pillars of early geonic jurisprudence. (The other two are the She'iltot and Halakhot Gedolot). Danzig's book sorts out the many issues related to Halakhot Pesuqot, including its authorship, sources, style, structure, date of composition and its use by, and impact on, later medieval authors. This study also deals with the relationship between the three major codes and includes a text of the unpublished sections of Halakhot Pesuqot reconstructed from leaves found in the Cairo Genizah. Halakhot pesukot ascribed to Yehudai ben Nahman. Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-641) and indexes. SUBJECT(S): Yehudai ben Nah? Man, 8th cent. Jewish law --Early works to 1800. Geonic literature. Cairo Genizah. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. New Condition in Illustrated Dust Jacket. (ID #27877) $25.00.


  322. • Hyman, Hillel. ספר הלכות הרי״ף : על מסכת פסח ראשון (פסחים, פרקים א־ד, י) . ALFASI: TRACTATE PESAHIM ACCORDING TO THE FIRST PRINTED EDITION = SEFER HILKHOT HA-RIF: `AL MASEKHET PESAH RISHON (PESAHIM, PERAKIM 1-4, 10). New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. 1990, 1990. Hardcover. Large 8vo. 500 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew. ISBN: 0873340566. SUBJECT(S): Named Person: Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob, 1013-1103. Pesahim. Perek 1-4. Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob, 1013-1103. Pesahim. Perek 10. Title Subject: Talmud. Pesahim I-IV -- Commentaries. Talmud. Pesahim X -- Commentaries. (JTS1-4) (ID #28216) $27.00.




  324. • Aboab, Isaac; R. J. Fürstenthal; Ben-Zion Behrend. MENORATH HAMMAOR: LICHT VERBREITENDER LEUCHTER. EINE MORALISCHE-RELIGIÖSE UND ERBAULICHE LEKTÜRE FÜR JUNG UND ALT. HEBRÄISCH VERFASST VON ISAAC ABOAB, UND INS DEUTSCHE ÜBERSETZT, BEGONNEN VON R.J. FÜRSTENTHAL, FORTGESETZT VON BENZION BEHREND,. DRITTER THEIL. Volume 3 of 3 only. Krotoschin, B. L. Monasch Und Sohn18, 1848. Half cloth. 8vo. 392 pages. Volume 3 of 3. In Hebrew and German. Aboab was a Dutch Sephardi rabbi born in Portugal. He later became the first American rabbi at Pernambuco in Brazil. Following numerous Portuguese attacks on the reigion and he and the other Jews in his community returned to Amsterdam. There he was one of the signatories of the ban of excommunication issued against Spinoza in 1656. He was reknowned as a spiritual leader and preacher in Amsterdam for the rest of his life (Roth, EJ). Ex-Library with bookplate on inside front cover. Wear to cover and spine. Damp stains throughout. Good condition. (SPEC-27-21). (ID #27081) $100.00.




  326. • Aboab, Isaac; R. J. Fürstenthal; Ben-Zion Behrend. MENORATH HAMMAOR: LICHT VERBREITENDER LEUCHTER. EINE MORALISCHE-RELIGIÖSE UND ERBAULICHE LEKTÜRE FÜR JUNG UND ALT. HEBRÄISCH VERFASST VON ISAAC ABOAB, UND INS DEUTSCHE ÜBERSETZT, BEGONNEN VON R.J. FÜRSTENTHAL, FORTGESETZT VON BENZION BEHREND,. ZWEITER THEIL. Volume 2 of 3 only. Krotoschin, B. L. Monasch Und Sohn18, 1848. Later Cloth. 8vo. 558 pages. In Hebrew and German. Volume 2 of 3. Aboab was a Dutch Sephardi rabbi born in Portugal. He later became the first American rabbi at Pernambuco in Brazil. Following numerous Portuguese attacks on the reigion and he and the other Jews in his community returned to Amsterdam. There he was one of the signatories of the ban of excommunication issued against Spinoza in 1656. He was reknowned as a spiritual leader and preacher in Amsterdam for the rest of his life (Roth, EJ). Some wear to covers including minor chipping at top and bottom of spine. Internal pages worn with some foxing, but all text is clear. Good condition. (SPEC-27-20). (ID #27759) $100.00.




  328. • Dreyfus, A. Stanley. editor. TSERIAH BET-EL. MARCO LUZZATTO'S HEBREW TRANSLATION OF THE SPANISH WORK FORTALEZA DEL JUDAISMO Y CONFUSION DEL ESTRANO. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College, 1949. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. Ix, 320; ii, 402 pages. Vol 1 in English; Vol 2 in Hebrew. Title translate to English as, "Strength of Judaism and Confusion of the Stranger. " Vol. 1: Introduction. Argument of the Fortaleza. --Vol. 2: Hebrew text (Zeriah Bet-El). SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Though the origin of the original Spanish work has come under question, it has been attributed by some scholars, including Cecil Roth, to Lorenzo Escudero (Abraham Ger [Guer] de Cordova). Ger was a convert to Judaism and polemist born in Córdoba (Spain) to Old Christian parents. " –EJ, 2007. Dreyfus' thesis. Includes errata and foreword. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Hebrew Union College). Boards show some wear, but still solid. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SEF44-14) (ID #28416) $225.00.




  330. • Falaquera, Shem Tov Ben Joseph and David Ottensoser. SEFER TSERI HA-YAGON. Furth, 1854. Hardcover, 12mo, 80 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew; Text in Hebrew and German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Other Titles: Balsam gegen den Kummer. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Some stained paged. Hinge repair. Chipping to edges of cover binding and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-30-3) (ID #27036) $75.00.






  332. • Jöel, M. DON CHASDAI CRESKAS' RELIGIONSPHILOSOPHISCHE LEHREN IN IHREN GESCHICHTLICHEN EINFLUSSE. Breslau, Schletter, 1866. Rebound in marbled boards. 8vo. 83 pages. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Creskas was a Spanish philosopher, theologian and statesman. His activities as a merchant and communal leader can be traced as far back as 1367. As a delegate from the Catalonian Jewish community he negotiated with the king of Aragon for the renewal and extension of Jewish privileges in 1383. Throughout his life he sought to protect the rights of Spanish Jews and worked with various governments to this end. He is seen as one of Spinoza's chief influences. Jöel was a religious philosopher who researched, among other Jewish figures, Creskas (EJ). OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Missing original covers. Very Good condition. (SPEC32-11). (ID #27750) $50.00.




  334. • Kaspi, Joseph Ibn. שולחן כסף. SHULHAN KESEF. Jerusalem, Ben-Zvi Institute, 1996. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 219, v pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew with English introduction. Title translates to English as, "Silver Table. " SUBJECT(S): Prophecy -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Early works to 1800. Includes bibliographical references and index. With an introduction by Hannah Kasher. Nice, clean copy in Very Good condition. (SEF37-14) (ID #28474) $100.00.




  336. • Luria, Isaac Ben Solomon. MAHAZOR LE-YAMIM NORA'IM. Venetsi'ah: Bi-Defus Gad B. K. R. Yitshak Fu'ah, 1791. Hardcover, 8vo, 704 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Rosh Hashana -- Prayer-books and devotions. Yom Kippur -- Prayer-books and devotions. Luria was a "kabbalist, referred to as Ha-Ari. This cognomen was in use by the end of the 16th century, apparently at first in kabbalistic circles in Italy, but Luria's contemporaries in Safed refer to him as R. Isaac Ashkenazi, R. Isaac Ashkenazi Luria, also as De Luria. His father, a member of the Ashkenazi family of Luria from Germany or Poland, emigrated to Jerusalem and apparently there married into the Sephardi Frances family. As he died while Isaac was a child, his widow took the boy to Egypt, where he was brought up in the home of her brother Mordecai Frances, a wealthy tax-farmer. Traditions concerning Luria's youth, his stay in Egypt, and his introduction to Kabbalah are shrouded in legend, and the true facts are difficult to distinguish. Contradicting the widely accepted belief that he went to Egypt at the age of seven is his own testimony recalling a kabbalistic tradition which he learned in Jerusalem from a Polish kabbalist, Kalonymus" (Scholem in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Hebrew Union College). Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Personal library stamp in front cover. Good condition. (Heb-27-3) (ID #27961) $350.00.



  338. • Modliano, Shemuel Yitshak. ספר נאמן שמואל. SEFER NE'EMAN SHEMU'EL. Saloniki: Avraham B. David Nahman Ve-Yom Tov Konfilyash, 1723. Hardcover, folio, 190 leaves (380 pages), 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Other Titles: Ne Eman Shemu El. Rabbbi Eliezer Silver Copy with his ownership stamps. Wide margined copy. Slight staining and worming, few marginal repairs in places. Later boards. Water stain to pages throughout book. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-38-9) (ID #28057) $325.00.




  340. • Septimus, Bernard. HISPANO-JEWISH CULTURE IN TRANSITION: THE CAREER AND CONTROVERSIES OF RAMAH. Cambridge, Mass; Harvard University Press, 1982. Hardbound. 8vo. IX, 180 Pages. 24 cm. First edition. Grey cloth over boards, gilt lettering. Harvard Judaic monographs 4. This study of the sometimes stormy career of a brilliant and colorful Talmudist offers a broad picture of medieval Hispano-Jewish culture. Meir Abulafia, commonly called Ramah, was born into the old Jewish aristocracy of Muslim Spain and educated in the best Judeo-Arabic tradition, but lived his whole life under the new political and cultural realities of Christian Spain. Bernard Septimus portrays Ramah's career as a lawyer exegete, poet, and theologian in an age of rapid cultural change. His book describes the intellectual cross-fertilization and conflict that resulted from new connections with European Jewish communities to the north. It focuses, in particular, on the great controversy over the philosophical rationalism of Maimonides. Subjects: Rabbis - Spain - Toledo - Biography. Resurrection (Jewish theology) - History of doctrines. Abulafia, Meir, 1180 (ca. ) -1244. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Toledo (Spain) -- Biography. Very clean text. Fine condition. (SEF41-9) (ID #28311) $80.00.




  342. • Willensky, Sara O. Heller. ר׳ יצחק עראמה ומשנתו. R. YITSH AK ARAMAH U-MISHNATO. Mosad Byalik [Bialik Insititute], Tel Aviv, 1956. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 236 pgaes. 22 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page. Title translates to English as, "Philosophy of Isaac Arama in the Framework of Philonic Philosophy. " SUBJECT(S): Arama, Isaac ben Moses, ca. 1420-1494. Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-229) and index. "Isaac ben Moses Arama (c. 1420–1494) [was a] Spanish rabbi, philosopher, and preacher. In order to counteract the effects of conversionist sermons to which the Jews of Aragon were compelled to listen, Arama delivered sermons on the principles of Judaism. These sermons became the basis of his later works and contain interesting data on the history of the Jews in Spain prior to their expulsion. … Arama's sermons met the needs of his own time superbly and influenced the style and character of Jewish preaching through the subsequent centuries" (EJ, 2007). Inscription presumably from previous owner on FEP. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in Very good condition with like jacket. (SEF39-3) (ID #28512) $45.00.




  344. • Zechariah Ben Judah Agamati. ברכות ון על מסכתספר הנר : פירוש קדמ. SEFER HA-NER [HANNER]: PERUSH K ADMON AL MASEKHET BERAKHOT. Jerusalem, Tora Shlema, 1958. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. [9], 126 pages. In Hebrew with added English title page (Sefer Hanner: An Ancient Commentary to the Tractate "Berakoth"). "Edited for the first time from antique manuscript (British Museum No. OR 1361) with Preface Notes and Remarks by Rabbi Meir David ben-Shem. " Baruch Bokser's copy with his name on inside cover. "Zechariah ben Judah Aghmati,... Also spelled Agamati, was a Rabbi and Talmudist who lived from 1120 CE - 1195 CE in Morocco....R. Zechariah's major contribution was the Sefer Ha-Ner, a supercommentary on the Halachot of Isaac Alfasi. The work is extremely significant from a historical perspective as it is the first known compilation work on the Talmud. This Shittah Mekubbetzet genre grew in the 12th and 13th century and reached a pinnacle of popularity in the 15th century. His sources are almost all Sephardic and include: R. Chananel ben Chushiel, R. Barukh ha-Sefardi, R. Isaac ibn Ghiyyat, Joseph ibn Migash, Maimonides' Perush ha-Mishnayot, Rashi, and Hai Gaon and the Geonim. The quotes are all in the original, either Hebrew or Arabic, and R. Zechariah's own comments are also in Arabic" (Wikipedia 2011). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Boards lightly worn but still nice. Very good condition. (SEF42-15) (ID #28378) $35.00.




  346. • Zimmels, H. J. ASHKENAZIM AND SEPHARDIM: THEIR RELATIONS, DIFFERENCES, AND PROBLEMS AS REFLECTED IN THE RABBINICAL RESPONSA. [N. P. ], Gregg International Publishers Limited, 1969. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xiv, 347 pages. 21 cm. Republished with additional notes by the author. Originally issued in 1958. Series: "Jews' College Publications. New Series, No. 2." CONTENTS: A General Survey of the Relations Between the Ashkenazim and the Sephardim – The Differences Between the Ashkenazim and the Sephardim – A Selection of Responsa on Questions Relating to Differences Between Ashkenazim and Sephardim. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Responsa. Ashkenazim. Includes bibliographical references. With a foreword by Rabbi Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth (1948–1965). Various newspaper clippings relating to the title subject laid in. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-8) (ID #28371) $75.00.




  348. • Zimmels, Rabbi Dr. H. J. ASHKENAZIM AND SEPHARDIM: THEIR RELATIONS, DIFFERENCES, AND PROBLEMS AS REFLECTED IN THE RABBINICAL RESPONSA. London, Marla Publications, 1976. Hardcover. 8vo. 347 pages. Third edition. Dustjacket over cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Comparison of the two main centers of Jewish Life, Ashkenazim [Germany, Central Europe] and Sephardim [Spain, later North Africa]. With a foreword by the Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie of the United Hebrew Congregations. This volume constitutes a general survey of the relations and differences between these communities in language, Liturgy, Poetry, the approach to the Bible, Talmud, Halakha etc. With a selection of Responsa ["She'elot u-teshuvot' a. K. A. Shu"t] and subject index at end. Bookjacket bumped at bottom, book in flawless condition. Very good condition. (SEF41-1) (ID #28303) $30.00.




  350. • Asher Ben Jehiel, Abraham Ben David, Yom Tob Ben Abraham Ishbili. PERUSH HA-ROSH VEHA-RAVAD:... 'AL MISHNAYO. 'AL TAMID U-FE. HA-ROSH... 'AL KINIM U-MIDO. U-FE. HELEK.... Prague: 'al Yede Nekhde Shel Yuda Bek, 1725. Hardcover, 8vo, 48 leaves, 26 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Mishnah. Tamid -- Commentaries. Talmud. Sanhedrin -- Commentaries. Wear and chipping to edges of cover boards and cover corners. Notes inside front cover. Some stained pages. Aside from outer cover edges, very good condition. (Heb38-11) (ID #28059) $350.00.



  352. • THE PRATO HAGGADAH. [New York, Jewish Theological Seminary], 2006 (ca. 1300). [. Leather, Full leather, 14 x 21 cm, 160 pp + commentary. The Prato Haggadah (Spain, ca.1300) is an unfinished illuminated manuscript of 85 leaves, written on fine calf parchment. Folios 1–53 are written in a square Sephardic script and folios 54–68 are written in a square Italo-Ashkenazic script, using a different ink. The illumination of 30 pages is virtually complete. 58 are unfinished, with preparatory drawings and possibly some gesso and color, 50 have text only and the remaining pages are blank. Many of the pages have illuminated initial word panels, comparable to illuminated initials in Christian or secular manuscripts. Throughout, illustrations accompany the text, such as the depiction of the four sons, and illustrations of matza and maror (bitter herbs). Preparatory drawings depicting the story of Noah and the flood appear at the end of the manuscript. Margins are replete with fanciful drawings of hybrid creatures, imaginary birds, drolleries and climbing vines. The codex is especially fascinating because it demonstrates the making of a manuscript in the Middle Ages, enabling us to view its illumination after the text was written: the preparatory drawings, the laying down of gesso in order to cushion the gold leaf, the application of gold and silver leaf, and ultimately the application of pigments. The skill of the artist is of a very high order, both in the preparatory drawings and in the completed pages, whose brilliant colors look as fresh today as when they were applied. Printed and bound as an exact replica of the highest quality of the 13th Century illuminated manuscript in appropriate leather boards and parchment-like leaves. Limited edition of 250 copies. A treasure to behold. (ID #27559) $4,700.00.




  354. • .Kraemer, David; Stavisky, Nellie; Centeno, Silvia A.; Schmelzer, Menahem; Cohen, Evelyn M; Steinberger, Naomi M. THE PRATO HAGGADAH [COMPANION VOLUME]. New York: Library Of The Jewish Theological Seminary; Valencia: In Collaboration With Patrimonio Ediciones, 2007. Hardcover, 107 pages, facsims, color illustrations, 23 cm. Facsimile text in Hebrew and Aramaic; modern texts in English. Contents: The Prato Haggadah: an investigation into the artists' and scribes' materials and techniques, and conservation treatment. Nellie Stavisky and Silvia A. Centeno -- The liturgy of the Prato Haggadah. Menahem Schmelzer -- The art of the Prato Haggadah. Evelyn M. Cohen. SUBJECT (S): Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Title Subject: Prato Haggadah -- Facsimiles. Haggadah (Ms. Prato Haggadah). Haggadah --Illustrations. Haggadah (Sephardic). This is the companion volume to the facsimile edition of the Prato Hagadah, a Sephardic Haggadah produced in Spain, ca. 1300, with incomplete illuminations. New condition. (Hag-1-1) (ID #27543) $75.00.




  356. • THE SARAJEVO HAGGADAH (FACSIMILE). Beograd: Prosveta; Sarajevo: Svjetlost, 1988,. Cloth, 8vo, 104 leaves [i. E. 208 pages]; 24 cm. In Hebrew. Full color hard cover facsimile of the famous illuminated manuscript now in, the National Museum of Sarajevo. With accompanying text from Eugen Werber and slipcase. Very Good+ Condtion. Beautiful copy. (SEF 43-14) (ID #28125/39) $130.00. .





  358. • Roth, Cecil, Introduction. THE SARAJEVO HAGGADAH (FACSIMILE). New York, Harcourt Brace, 1967. Hardcover, 8vo, 45 pages (introduction),104 leaves [i. E. 208 pages]; 24 cm. In Hebrew with introduction in English. Full color hard cover facsimile of the famous illuminated manuscript now in the National Museum of Sarajevo. Text by Cecil Roth. Dustjacket torn. Very Good Condtion. (Sef 43-13) (ID #28124) $130.00.




  360. • (Falasha) Barihun, Tzagaye. הגדה של פסח. PASSOVER HAGGADAH. Old Jaffa, "the Studio In Old Jaffa", 1998. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 77 pages. Color illus. 25 cm. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Passover -- Ethiopia -- Customs and practices. Illustrations of Passover as celebrated by Jews in Ethiopia. Includes explanations of Ethiopian Passover customs and terminology. On cover: "This book was designed, printed and published in Israel with the help of Bank Hapoalim". OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (New York Public Library; Emory University, Pittsburg Theological Library; University of Michigan Library). Bright, clean copy in Very Good condition. (SEF39-1) (ID #28511) $30.00.





  362. • MAHAZOR SEFARADIM MI-YAMIM NORA'IM. Bragadina, 1735. Hardcover, 8vo, 560 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC list 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Rebound. Chipped page corners and edges. Good Condition (Heb-27-1) (ID #27960) $350.00.






  364. • Abraham Ben Nathan, Ha-Yarhi. ספר המנהיג. SEFER HA-MANHIG [RULINGS AND CUSTOMS] (COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES). Jerusalem, Mosad Harav Kook [Mosad Ha-Ruv Kuk], 1978. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. 2 Volumes 86, 790 pages. [8] leaves of plates. Illus. 28 cm. In Hebrew. On English title page: "Published according to the Oxford MS with additions and variants in the New York and Vatican MSS and the Constantinople edition with introduction, indication of sources, parallels, notes and explanations by Yitzhak Raphael. " SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800. Front hinge starting on volume two, otherwise nice clean copies in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-3) (ID #28366) $100.00.




  366. • Cardozo, Abraham Lopes. מיגון לשמחה. SELECTED SEPHARDIC CHANTS = MI-YAGON LE-SIMHAH. [Cedarhurst, NY], Tara Publications, 1991. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. 64 pages. Music. Illus. 29 cm. In English with Hebrew. Includes staff music. Contents: Ta'amim -- Shabbat -- Holy days -- The Kinot. Also includes "Hispanic Liturgy Among Western Sephardim, " by Herman P. Salomon (pages 60-64). SUBJECT(S): Synagogue music. Sephardim -- Music. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Institutional stamp on FEP, title page and last page of text. Otherwise a bright, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-25) (ID #28484) $75.00.




  368. • Salomons Jr, A. compiler. ספר חסד ואמת. SEFER HESED VE-'EMET. Amsterdam, [Het Joodse Begrafeniswezen Te Amsterdam], 1956. Original Publisher's Cloth. 16mo. 81 pages. 13 cm. In Dutch with some Hebrew. Prayer book for burial services. "Uitgave van de Vereniging 'Het Joodse Begrafeniswezen te Amsterdam'" [Publication of the Association 'The Jewish Burial Soecity Amsterdam']. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union College; Tresoar). Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF40-4) (ID #28344) $35.00.



  370. • Benayahu, Meir. SEFUNOT: SEFER SHANAH LE-HEKER KEHILOT YISRA'EL BA-MIZRAH (VOLUME NINE: ITZHAK BEN ZVI MEMORIAL VOLUME). Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, Hebrew University, 1964. (FT) 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.




  372. • Ben-Zvi, Itzhak and Meir Benayahu. SEFUNOT: SEFER SHANAH LE-HEKER KEHILOT YISRA'EL BA-MIZRAH (VOLUME SEVEN: STUDIES AND TEXTS ON THE HISTORY OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN SAFED). Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, Hebrew University, 1963. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, Language: Hebrew, with 25 page summary in English. Abraham Katsh's copy with bookplate and signature. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- Periodicals. Joden. Includes essays by Abraham Isaac Katsh, Abraham Haberman, Itzhak Ben Zvi, and others. Dustjacket chipped and torn. Very good condition in fair jacket. (SEF-35-27) (ID #25391) $75.00.




  374. • Hirschberg, H. Z. [J. W.]. ממזרח וממערב : קובץ מחקרים בתולדות היהודים במזרח ובמגרב. MI-MIZRAH UMI-MA ARAV: K OVETS MEH K ARIM BE-TOLDOT HA-YEHUDIM BA-MIZRAH UVE-MAGREB [EAST AND MAGHREB: A VOLUME OF RESEARCHES. (VOL. 1 ONLY) ]. Ramat-Gan, Bar-Ilan University, 1974. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 331, xxi pages. Illus. 24 cm. In Hebrew with English summaries. Series: "Mekorot u-mehkarim be-toldot ha-Yehudim ba-mizrah ve-tarbutam. Sefer 3 = Texts and Studies in the History and Culture of the Jews in the Orient. Volume Three. " SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Turkey. Judaism -- Turkey. Jews -- Africa, North. Judaism -- Africa, North. Geographic: Turkey -- Ethnic relations. Africa, North -- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references. Previous owner's name on FEP, some pencil on cover, but still nice. Bright, clean copy in Very Good Condition with like jacket. (SEF42-10) (ID #28373) $50.00.



  376. • (Bloch, Joshua) Berger, Abraham, Et Al, editors. THE JOSHUA BLOCH MEMORIAL VOLUME: STUDIES IN BOOKLORE AND HISTORY. New York, New York Public Library, 1960. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 8vo, 219 pages. Includes 36-page (! ) bibliography of Bloch's (1890-1957) publications, plus a 3-page index to that bibliography. Harry Austryn Savitz' copy with his bookplate & underlining on a few pages. Divided into the following six sections: Books and Booklore, Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, Language and Folklore, History, and Bibliography. Contents include: Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts as Bindings in the Libraries and Archives of Hungary (by Alexander Scheiber); The Terms Yoshbei and Am-Haaretz (by Ch. W. Reines); A Judeo-Greek Lament (by Benjamin Schwartz); The Valentin Affair (by Jacob R. Marcus); Cochin and Some Prominent Jewish Personalities (by Walter J. Fischel); etc. Very good condition. (BIB-23-6) Very Good Condition (ID #3779) $30.00.




  378. • Guénée, Antoine. BRIEVEN VAN EENIGE PORTUGEESCHE EN HOOGDUITSCHE JOODEN, AAN DEN HEER DE VOLTAIRE. COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES. Amsterdam, Yntema En Tieboel, 1782. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 4 vol. 409, [12], xvi, 95; [4], 544, [11]; xxii, 437, [6]; 209, [1], [8] pages. 22 cm. In Dutch. Second Edition; translated from French. Title translates to English as, "Letters of High German and Portuguese Jews. " Uniform Title: "Lettres de quelques Juifs portugais et allemands à M. De Voltaire. " SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works -- Early works to 1800. Jodendom. Named Person: Voltaire, 1694-1778. Bible -- Evidences, authority, etc. -- Early works to 1800. Includes bibliographical references and appendix. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Vol 4, Page 210 mislabeled as "161." Edges and corners bumped, paper over boards peeling. Volume One front hinge starting; all bindings are solid. Pages wavy from water exposure, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-33) (ID #28102) $300.00.




  380. • Assis, Yom Tov. THE JEWS OF SPAIN: FROM SETTLEMENT TO EXPULSION. Jerusalem, World Zionist Organisation, Dor Hemshech And Hebrew University, 1988. Original Softcover. 8vo. 145 pages. [3] pages of plates. Maps. 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Spain -- History -- Sources. Geographic: Spain -- Ethnic relations -- Sources. Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-141). Small sticker on back cover. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-12) (ID #28375) $30.00.




  382. • 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). Very good condition. (Sef-43-3) (ID #28114) $30.00.




  384. • 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 43-2) (ID #28113) $25.00.




  386. • Epstein, I. editor. ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF THE VERY REV. DR. J.H. HERTZ, CHIEF RABBI OF THE UNITED HEBREW CONGREGATIONS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1942 (5703). London, E. Goldston, 1942. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 442 pages, 111 pages ports. 25cm. Hertz (1872–1946) was the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and a powerful advocacy of Zionism. He fought courageously against Nazism and its echoes in England and strongly criticized the policies adopted by the Mandatory government in Palestine, which he visited frequently. CONTENTS: The Chief Rabbi, by Ephraim Levine. --Talmud manuscripts and editions, by E. N. Adler. --Gnostic themes in rabbinic cosmology, by AlexanderAltmann. --Joseph da Veiga and stock exchange operations in the seventeenth century, by M. B. Amzalak. --Jewish languages, by Salomo Birnbaum. --The ethics of the rabbis, by Abraham Cohen. --The chief rabbis of Vilna, by Israel Cohen. --The meaning of "sacrifices" in the Psalms, by Samuel Daiches. --Collatio 2.6.5., by David Daube. —The so-called "science" movements and their relation to Judaism, by Bernard Drachman. --The conception of the Commandments of the Torah in Aaron Halevi's Sefer ha-hinnuk, by Isidore Epstein. --Incunables about Jews and Judaism, by Aron Freimann. --Popular proverbs in the Jerusalem Talmud, by J. H. Greenstone. --Fasts and fasting, by A. W. Greenup. --Elisha ben Abujah, by R. T. Herford. --The fantastic career of Joshua Abraham Norton, by Louis Hermann. SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature. Judaism. Littérature juive. Judaïsme. Judentum. Hertz, Joseph H. (Joseph Herman), 1872-1946. Inscription on title page, bookplate on inside cover. Some staining to spine. Otherwise very good condition. (FEST1-15a). (ID #27253) $45.00.




  388. • Gotein S.D. A MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY: THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE ARAB WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE CAIRO GENIZA (VOL I-IV ONLY, of VI). Berkeley, University of California Press, 1983. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. illustrations, facsimiles, maps, 24 cm. First four volumes of 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. Includes 8 plates of black and white illustrations, colored end papers illustrated with map. Volumes were issued serially, so each volume stands on its own. Subjects: Jews -- Civilization. Cairo Genizah. Islamic Empire -- Civilization. Added author Gustave E. Von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies. LCCN 67-22430 r84. All internal pages are nice and clean. Volume one jacket has some tears, but still solid. Otherwise, Very good condition in like dustjackets. (SEF - 22-15a) (ID #27745) $200.00.


  390. • Goitein, S.D. A MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY V. 1: ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS; THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE ARAB WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE CAIRO GENIZA. University of California Press, 1967. Hardcover, 1.7 x 9.56 x 6.49 Inches, 657 pages. Volume 1: Economic Foundations. Jacket torn, but very good condition (SEF43-11) (ID #28122) $30.00.





  392. • Goitein, S.D. A MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY: COMMUNITY VOL. 2: THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE ARAB WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE CAIRO GENIZA. University of California Press, 1972. Hardcover, 1.5 x 9.25 x 6.12 Inches, 649 pages. Very Good Condition. (SEF-22-16) (ID #28140/28123) $30.00. .






  394. • Goitein, S.D. A MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY: FAMILY V.3: THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE ARAB WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE CAIRO GENIZA: FAMILY VOL 3. Volume III, subtitled The Family, reveals the Mediterranean familythe extended family, marriage (rituals, economics, social and cultural safeguards), the Mediterranean household, widowhood, divorce, remarriage, and the world of women. Very Good Condition. (SEF-22A-17) (ID #25069) $40.00.






  396. • Goitein, S.D. A MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY: DAILY LIFE V. 4: THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE ARAB WORLD AS PORTRAYED IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE CAIRO GENIZA. University of California Press, 1983. Hardcover, 1.35 x 9.57 x 6.41 Inches, 513 pages. Volume IV, subtitled Daily Life, details city life, domestic architecture, furnishings and housewares, clothing and jewelry, food and drink, and other material culture. Very Good Condition (SEF-22A-18) (ID #25068) $85.00.





  398. • Goldberg, Harvey E. (editor); Jewish Theological Seminary Of America. SEPHARDI AND MIDDLE EASTERN JEWRIES: HISTORY AND CULTURE IN THE MODERN ERA. Indiana University Press. Paperback, 368 pages. This book is outgrowth of a conference, 'Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewry in Modern Times, ' which took place in Herzliya Pituah, Israel, 13-16 January 1991, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and TA'ALI -- the World Movement for a United Israel. It contains 18 scholarly papers on a variety of related topics, the common thread which is woven throughout this book is the attempt to present a comprehensive picture of Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewry in modern times. Each of the authors presents a different perspective of this topic, using historical, anthropological, and linguistic data in their attempt to understand this unique culture. New Condition. ISBN: 0-253-21041-0 (sef-8-25-dw) (ID #16783) $15.00.




  400. • Haddad, Heskel M. JEWS OF ARAB AND ISLAMIC COUNTRIES: HISTORY, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS. New York, Shengold Publishers, 1984. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 167 pages. 26 cm. CONTENTS: Medieval History o the Jews in Moslem Countries – Contemporary History of the Jews in Moslem Countries – End of an Era: Emigration – Socioeconomic Conditions in the Sephardic Disapora – Jews in African Countries – Sephardic Jews in Europe – Integration: Ashkenazi-Sephardi Relations – Solutions: History of the Future. Light wear to jacket, but still nice. Internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition with like jacket. (SEF44-17) (ID #28419) $30.00.




  402. • Kaplan, Yosef. FROM CHRISTIANITY TO JUDAISM: THE STORY OF ISAAC OROBIO DE CASTRO. Oxford, The Littman Library Of Jewish Civilization, 2004. Original Softcover. 8vo. Xv, 531 pages. 22 cm. "This fascinating biography of Isaac Orobio de Castro sheds light on the complex life of a unique Jewish community of former Christians who had openly returned to Judaism. It focuses on the particular dilemmas of the converts, their attempts to establish boundaries between their Christian pasts and their new identity, their internal conflicts, and their ability to create new forms of Jewish life and expression. " – back cover. Translation of "Mi-Natsrut le-Yahadut, " by Raphael Loewe. Includes bibliographical references (pages [469]-506) and indexes. Corners of covers bumped slightly. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-18) (ID #28420) $35.00.




  404. • Lippe, K. DIE AUSTREIBUNG DER JUDEN AUS SPANIEN AM 9. AB 5252 (1. AUGUST 1492). EIN VORTRAG GEHALTEN IM TEMPEL "BETH IACOB" [sic] ZU JASSY AM VORABENDE DES 9. AB 5652 VOR DER RECITATION DER KLAGELIEDER. Jassy, Vereine "ohle Schem", 1892. 1st Edition. 1/2 Leather, 8vo, Small 8vo., 210 pages. Scarce. Attractive leather spine with gold lettering and design. Solid, tight binding. Pages tanned. Light wear to spine. Good + condition. (SEF-36-1) (ID #8370) $100.00.




  406. • Siton, David. קהלות יהודי ספרד והמזרח בעולם בימינו. KEHILOT YEHUDE SEFARAD VEHA-MIZRAH BA- OLAM BE-YAMENU. Jerusalem, Council Of The Sephardi Community, Jerusalem, 1974. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 279 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to English as, "Jewish Communities in Spain and the Middle East Today. " SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Arab countries. Sephardim. Joden Arabische wereld. Light wear to jacket, especially along edges. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very Good Condition in good jacket. (SEF44-37) (ID #28441) $75.00.




  408. • Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. FROM EXPULSION TO EMANCIPATION: TEXTS AND DOCUMENTS ON JEWISH RIGHTS 16TH-18TH CENTURIES. [New York], Columbia University, 1990. Stapled Sheets. 4to. Vii, 293 pages. 30 cm. Course materials for his class at Columbia University. CONTENTS: Part One: Preludes to Emancipation, 16th to 18th Centuries – Part Two: Classical Emancipation: The French Revolution – In the Wake of the American Revolution. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Emancipation -- Europe -- History. Lacks backstrip, but original staple binding still solid. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-27) (ID #28391) $60.00.




  410. • Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. THE RE-EDUCATION OF MARRANOS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. Cincinnati: Judaic Studies Program University of Cincinnati, 1980. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. "At the very outset we must be astonished at the phenomenon itself. We are dealing in this period with Marranos of the fourth, fifth, even sixth generation, born and raised as Christians in Spain and Portugal where, since the end of the fifteenth century, openJewish life had ceased to exist. These were men and women who grandparents hadalready known neither synagogue nor house of study, yet they continued to flee abroad inorder to bring their Jewish faith to full flower, and to rejoin the living body of the Jewishpeople throughout the vast Sephardic diaspora." Yerushalmi is a U. S. Scholar of medieval and modern Jewish history. Yerushalmi was born in New York, graduated from Yeshiva University, took his doctorate at Columbia, and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1957. A specialist in Sephardic and Marrano studies, he is editor of Studia Sephardica. Among his many works are: From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto; Isaac Cardoso, a Study in 17th Century Marranism and Jewish Apologetics (1971), and "The Inquisition and the Jews of France in the Time of Bernard Gui, " in: Harvard Theological Review, 63 (1970), 317-376; Haggadah and History (1973); The Lisbon Massacre of 1506 and the Royal Image in the Shebet Yehudah (1976). He has also prepared excellent editions of M. Kayserlings' Bibliotheca espanola-portugueza-judaica (1971); and A. Herculano's History of the Origin and Establishment of the Inquisition in Portugal. (EJ editorial staff) SUBJECT(S): Marranos; Marranen. Old mailing label on back cover. Very good condition. (SEF-43-5). (ID #28116) $30.00.