CATALOG 177: SEFARDIC AND
MIZRAHI STUDIES

Over 200 Titles

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Nr. 91. Rajpurkar, Joseph Ezekiel, translator. מגילת אנטיוכוס.THE HISTORY OF ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, OR, THE INSTITUTION OF THE FEAST OF DEDICATION. Bombay, 1866. 1st Marathi edition.

 

 

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  1. (Shechita) R. Joseph Molho. SHULHAN GEVO'AH. Salonica (Saloniki), Raphael Judah Klay & Mordehai Nahman, 1764. First edition. Bound in Half Leather over marbled boards. [2], 213 leaves. Commentary to the laws of kosher slaughter. Rabbi Joseph ben Abraham Molho (c.1688-1760) was an erudite Talmudic scholar authored many works on the Shulhan Arukh and other scholarly topics. He was born and educated in Salonica, served in the Rabbinate and emigrated to Jerusalem in 1750 where he died. Printed on heavy rag paper. Some wear to binding but quite nice, Very Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-5) $400.00.
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  3. [Bible - Ladino]. EL LIVRO DE LAH LEY, LOS PROFETAS, I LAS ESKRITURAS: TRAZLADADO EN LAH LENGUAH ESPANYOLAH. Konstantinoplah: Estamperyah De A. H. Boyag'yan, 1873. Original Cloth. 8vo. 560, 630 pages. 22 cm. Third Constaninople edition. In Ladino only. 'The Book of the Law, the Prophets and the Writings translated into Ladino'. The publisher also issued a parallel Hebrew and Ladino bible the same year, this copy however, is in Ladino only. Hardcover cloth binding, with gilt engraved title. “The translation of the Pentateuch in Hebrew vocalized square characters (Constantinople, 1547) was the first larger work which the Sephardic Jews of Turkey published in the language 'which the old Jews use. ' Twenty years later the entire Bible was published in several parts, the third of which included the Later Prophets. This translation, which agreed almost entirely with the one that appeared at Ferrara in Latin letters in 1553, was followed by another, in four parts (Constantinople, 1739-45), in Ladino ('entero bien Ladinado'); seventy years later Israelb. Hayyimof Belgrade issued a translation (Vienna, 1813-16); the Constantinople edition was reprinted at Smyrna in 1838 et seq, and again at Constantinople in 1873, all of these being in Rashi characters.” (1906 EJ) Subjects: Bible. Ladino. 1873. Bible. Old Testament. Spanish. Judaeo-Spanish. OCLC lists 2 copies of the Ladino only version (Spertus, British Libr). Boards and leather backstrip lightly rubbed, minor wormholing on spine, some edge wear, light soiling and foxing to margins throughout; otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-46-26) (ID #32976) $500.00.
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  5. Algazi, Solomon Ben Abraham (Shlomo). SEFER TA'AVAH LA-ENAYIM: BE'URE AGADOT. Saloniki: Be-Vet Avraham Ger Tsedek, 1655. Original Calf. 8vo. [440] pages. 22 cm. First edition. Title page and first three leaves (of aprobations?) missing, but with leaf 2 (bet) and all following leaves present, so all primary text is in tact. In Hebrew. 'A Delight Desirable to the Eyes'; Ta'avah la-Einayim (Salonika, 1655), an elucidation of difficult talmudic passages in the Ein Ya'akov of Jacob Ibn Habib, with the addition of passages omitted by him. Published at the press of Abraham ha-Ger in Salonica; the title page refers to him as Abraham Ger Zedek (his soul is in Eden). Due to his death printing of this edition was interrupted. The last work published at the press of Abraham ha-Ger. The Algazi family is one of the most distinguished families in the Sephardic Torah world. Rabbi Solomon ben Abraham Algazi was born in Bursa, Turkey in approximately 1610. His first teachers were his father, Rabbi Avraham Algazi, and the poet and scholar, Rabbi Yosef Gansu. For many years, Rabbi Solomon Algazi lived in Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey, where he was the rabbi and headed a yeshiva. Many distinguished sages were among his students in Smyrna, including Rabbi Aharon Lapapa, Rabbi Chaim Algazi (later rabbi of Rhodes), and Rabbi David Conforte. When Shabbtai Zvi, a native of Smyrna, began his ill-fated adventure in the spring of 1665, Rabbi Solomon and his son-in-law were among the first to oppose him. However, the Shattbai Zvi’s following was so strong in Smyrna that Rabbi Solomon Algazi was forced to flee for his life. After Shabbtai Zvi converted to Islam a year-and-a-half later, the community called on Rabbi Shlomo to return, but he refused, leaving the rabbinate to his son-in-law. In about 1670, Rabbi Solomon settled in Jerusalem. Rabbi Solomon Algazi's many distinguished descendants included his grandson, Rabbi Solomon Algazi, Chief Rabbi of Cairo for 45 years; Rabbi Yisrael Yaakov Algazi, rabbi in Jerusalem; and Rabbi Yom Tov Algazi, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, whose work on Tractate Bechorot is printed in the standard Vilna edition of the Talmud. (Source: Rabbi Shlomo Katz). Pages printed on thick rag paper. Subjects: Aggada - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. 1655, printing date. Ein Ya’akov - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Oclc lists 6 copies (Harvard, StaatsBiblio Berlin, NYPL, JTSA, Spertus, HUC). Outer edges lightly bumped, many page corners and edges throughout bumped, with some fold lines, wormholing in a number of pages (affecting a few letters of text), soiling; otherwise clean. Good - condition. (SPEC-39-56) (ID #32967) $500.00.
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  7. R. Menahem Rava (Rabbah). BET MO'ED. Venice, Juan D'Gara, 1605. 1st edition. Later Cloth, 8vo, 201, (1) leaves. Kabbalistic homiletics, in the work the Author seeks to explain kabbalistic ideas without using technical language. The sermons are for the festivals, special Sabbaths, weddings, and eulogies by the Rabbi of Padua, Rabbi Menahem ben Moses Rava (1551-1604). Menahem Rabbah was a 16th Century preacher in Padua. “Rabba wrote Beit Moed (Venice, 1605), a homiletic work containing sermons for every religious occasion during the year. A large number of his sermons deal with the concept of repentance (teshuvah) to which he ascribes a metaphysical dimension. Although the work exhibits certain philosophic influences, no specific philosophic thought is dominant. The book was published posthumously by Rabba's son, Elijah, who in the introduction lists other works of his father similar in style to Beit Moed: Ot ha-Berit, Havvat Rabba, Netivot Olam, Kelil Tekhelet, Maaneh Rakh, and Kiryat Arba, none of which was published” (EJ, 2007). Wear to boards, usual period stains, very solid, Good+ Condition. A Nice Copy. (alt#-sef-m-1)$1500.00.
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  9. Rabbi Meir Arama. URIM VE'TUMIM. Venice, Daniel Zanetti, 1603 . 1st edition. Full tooled leather binding, 8vo, 76 leaves. Commentary to Isaiah and Jeremiah. Rabbi Meir b. Isaac Arama (1460? –c. 1545) was a Spanish rabbi, biblical commentator, and philosopher. Born in Saragossa, Rabbi Arama left Spain, together with his father Rabbi Isaac Arama, at the time of the expulsion (1492), and went to Naples. He remained there until he was compelled to move in 1495 when the French conquered the city, and later that year finally settled in Salonika, where he was appointed rabbi and preacher of the emigre Aragonian congregation. Although the many halakhic decisions he wrote as congregational rabbi and dayyan were not preserved, some are mentioned in the works of contemporaries. His surviving works include: Me'ir Iyyov, a commentary on Job, written in 1506 (Salonika, 1517); Me'ir Tehillot, on Psalms, written in 1512 (Venice, 1590); a commentary on the Song of Songs, published in Likkutei Shoshannim by Isaac Gershon (1602); and a commentary on Esther, incorrectly attributed to his father, published together with his father's Akedat Yizhak (Venice, 1573). Vinograd, Venice 957; CD-EPI 0156197; Conforte, Kore, pp. 30a, 32a, 33b; Rosanes, Togarmah, 2 (1938), 17ff. Spine sunned, otherwise Very Good Condition. A beautiful copy. (alt#-sef-m-2) $1500.00.
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  11. Ussoskin, M. BERICHT ÜBER DIE KLEINKREDITKASSE IN SALONIK. Published by the Author? 1937. 215x275mm. Original paper Wrappers, 8vo, 81+2+17+III. In German. Report on Jewish small-scale credit systems operating in Salonika/Thesaloniki, Greece. Title translates as, “Report on the Small Loans Fund in Salonika.” With the Holocaust already on the horizon, this material was collected and edited by M. Ussoskin. Many statistical details on Jews in Salonika, lists of different places where Jewish communities existed with numbers of members, synagogues, schools etc. And even the members' professions. Signed by Ussoskin. Tragically, reports such as this (this one even in German), were often used by Nazis during the German occupation to identify Jews for deportation. Cover stained, few pen markings. Some wrinkles to bottom margin. Good+ Condition (alt#) $525.00.

     

     

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  13. Habermann, Abraham Meir; Zvi Malachi; Y David. SHAI LE-HEMAN: MEHKARIM BA-SIFRUT HA-IVRIT SHEL YEME HA-BENAYIM: MUGASHIM LE-A.M. HABERMAN (HEMAN HA-YERUSHALMI) BI-MELOT LO SHIVIM VE-HAMESH SHANAH. = PAPERS ON MEDIEVAL HEBREW LITERATURE PRESENTED TO A. M. HABERMANN ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY = SEFER HABERMAN / A. M. HABERMANN JUBILEE VOLUME. Tel-Aviv; Universitat Tel Aviv, Makhon Le-Heker Ha-Sifrut A. Sh. B. Ts. Kats; Yerushalayim: R. Mas, 1977. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VIII, 385 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew with English title, table of contents and summaries. Frontispiece portrait of Habermann. A. M. Habermann jubilee volume. Papers on medieval Hebrew literature: presented to A. M. Habermann on the occasion of his 75th birthday. Edited by Zvi Malachi. Abraham Meir Habermann (1901–1980), “bibliographer and scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Born at Zurawno (Galicia), Habermann from 1928 was librarian at the Schocken Library in Berlin. He immigrated to Palestine in 1934 and served as director of the Schocken Library in Jerusalem until 1967. From 1957 he taught medieval literature at Tel Aviv University (professor, 1969) and taught at the Graduate Library School of the Hebrew University. He was editor of the department of bibliography (Jewish printers) for the Encyclopaedia Hebraica and the department of medieval Hebrew poetry for the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica.” Subjects: Hebrew poetry, Medieval - History and criticism. Piyutim - History and criticism. Poe´sie he´brai¨que me´die´vale - Histoire et critique. Piyyutim - Histoire et critique. Habermann, Abraham Meir, 1901-1980. Habermann, Abraham Meir - Bibliography. Light wear to cloth, no jacket, clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLIOG-33-67) (ID #31973) $115.00.
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  15. (Piyutim) Davidson, Israel; Shalom Spiegel. SPECIAL LIST OF BOOKS IN MEDIEVAL HEBREW POETRY AND LITURGY. DAVIDSON LIBRARY OF JUDAICA. New York; College Of The City Of New York, Davidson Library Of Judaica, 1948. Original Wraps. 4to. 34 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Some Hebrew. Bibliographic list of the works owned by Israel Davidson, acquired by CCNY. “Israel Davidson (1870-1939), Professor of Medieval Hebrew Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America from 1915 to 1939, was recognized as one of the world's foremost scholars in the field of medieval Hebrew poetry. … His private library, presented to his alma mater by Mrs. Davidson, contains a valuable collection of books in every domain of Jewish studies, but is especially rich in medieval Hebrew poetry and liturgy. It was thought that a list of books in his own field of specialization will be welcome to friends and students of Professor Davidson, and be especially useful to scholars.” (Introduction) Subjects: Hebrew poetry - Bibliography. Jews - Liturgy and ritual – Bibliography. Wraps lightly soiled at edges, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-25) (ID #33049) $135.00.
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  17. Friedberg, Bernhard. TOLDOT HA-DEFUS HA-IVRI: BI-MEDINOT ITALYAH, ASPAMYAH-PORTUGALYAH VE-TOGARMAH SHEMI-LEFANIM MI-RESHIT HITHAVUTO VE-HITPATHUTO BE-EREKH SHENAT 230 [1470]. = HISTORY OF HEBREW TYPOGRAPHY IN ITALY, SPAIN-PORTUGAL AND THE TURKEY, FROM ITS BEGINNING AND FORMATION ABOUT THE YEAR 1470. Tel Aviv; Bar-Yuda, 1956. Publishers cloth. 4to. 169 pages. 29 cm. Second edition. In Hebrew. First published 1934. Added English title page: History of Hebrew typography in Italy, Spain-Portugal and the Turkey: from its beginning and formation about the year 1470; biographies of the first printers, their assistants and successors; with bibliography of all existing Hebrew incunabula, and fifty facsimiles. Derived from manuscripts and printed sources. A contribution to the history of the jews. Part of the author’s series of works on the history of Hebrew printing, Toledot ha-Defus ha-Ivri. Subjects: Printing, Hebrew. Printing, Hebrew - History. Hebrew literature - Bibliography. Incunabula - Bibliography. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise near fine. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-33-31) (ID #31935) $115.00.
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  19. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion. Library. STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY AND BOOKLORE [VOLUMES 1-5]. Cincinnati; Library Of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion, 1953-1961. Later cloth. 4to. 204; 192; 184; 144; 156, [52] pages. 27 cm. First edition. Excellent collection of the first five volumes, years 1953-1961, of Studies in Bibliography and Booklore, a scholarly journal publishing research results in the field of Jewish bibliography. Contains the following key essays: The Zodiac Theme in Ancient Synagogues and in Hebrew Printed Books, by Isaiah Sonne; Notes on Signatures Found in Hebrew Books, by I. S. And H. C. Z.; A Catalogue of the Hebrew Books: Printed in the Fifteenth Century Now in the Library of the Hebrew Union College, by Moses Marx; Among Recent Acquisitions: Christian Polemics, by Theodore Wiener; Alexander Marx 1878–1953; Book Lists through Three Centuries, by Isaiah Sonne; Zur Geschichte der Hebraeischen Buchdruckerei in Frankfurt a. D. Oder: Urkundliche Beitraege, by Bernhard Brilling; The Writings of Leo Baeck: A Bibliography, by Theodore Wiener; From the Library of Yom-Tob Lipmann Heller, by Simon Cohen; The Spinoza Collection in the Hebrew Union College Library, by Fanny K. Berg; The Writings of Osias Heschel Schorr: A Bibliography, by Ezra Spicehandler; A New Rashi Fragment, by Alexander Scheiber; Portuguese Sermons at Autos-da-Fé: Introduction and Bibliography, by Edward Glaser; Jewish Bibliography in America, by Joshua Trachtenberg; Judaica-Napoleonica: A Bibliography of Books, Pamphlets and Printed Documents, 1801-1815, by Zosa Szajkowski; Some Luzzatto Manuscripts, by Isaiah Sonne and Matitiahu Tsevat; The Writings of Samuel S. Cohon: A Bibliography, by Theodore Wiener; An Illustrated Mohel Book from Rohonc, by Alexander Scheiber; A Supplementary Falasha Bibliography, by Wolf Leslau; The Emancipation of Jews During the French Revolution: A Bibliography of Books, Pamphlets and Printed Documents, 1789-1800, by Zosa Szajkowski; An Illuminated Birkat Ha-Mazon Manuscript And Its Copyist, by Alexander Scheiber; Arranging Your Books, by Herbert C. Zafren; Early Christian Hebraists, by James Parkes; Salomon Maimon's Life and Philosophy, by Noah J. Jacobs; Jewish Newspapers and Periodicals on Microfilm, Available at the American Jewish Periodical Center: First Supplement, by Herbert C. Zafren; Alsatian Jewish Inventories in the Hebrew Union College Library, by Zosa Szajkowski; Bibliography of Jewish Periodicals in Belgium, 1841-1959, by Zosa Szajkowski; The Parkes Library, by James Parkes; Jews and Judaism in "The Jewish Spy", byStanley R. Brav; The Early Editions of Spinoza's "Tractatus Theologico-Politicus": A Bibliohistorical Reexamination, by Fritz Bamberger; Jewish Bibliography in America, by I. Edward Kiev; A Note on the Orientalia Collection in the Hebrew Union College Library, by Julius Lewy; Daniel al-Qumisi and the Pitron Shenem 'Asar, by Lawrence Marwick; A Catalogue of the Non-Hebrew Books: Printed in the Fifteenth Century Now in the Library of the Hebrew Union College, by Moses Marx; Festschriften of Jewish Educational Institutions: A Bibliography, by Leah Y. Mishkin; An Early Compendium of Ashkenazic Synagogue Music, by Eric Werner; Jewish Communal Activity in the United States: A Bibliography of Institutions Before the Civil War, by Theodore Wiener. Most issues contain listings of recent acquisitions to the Hebrew Union College Library, and book reviews. Includes Volume Five, the Library dedication issue. All five volumes bound in later cloth, in two separate tomes. Contains ex-libris stamp of Abram Kanof. Subjects: Jewish literature - Bibliography - Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise near fine. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-33-43) (ID #31948) $75.00.
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  21. Pieterse, Willhelmina Chr. INVENTARIS VAN DE ARCHIEVEN DER PORTUGEES-ISRAËLIETISCHE GEMEENTE TE AMSTERDAM 1614-1870. Amsterdam, Stadsdrukkerij, 1964. Paper Wraps. 8vo. 85 pages. 24 cm. In Dutch. Published by the Gemeentelijke Archiefdienst Amsterdam. SUBJECT (S): Archives -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam. Portuguese -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam. Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam. Portugees-Israëlietisch Kerkgenootschap. Cover has some discoloration at edges and bumping at corners. Internal pages are darkened at edges, but all text is clear and binding is tight. Very good condition. (HOLO2-39-15) (ID #26604) $95.00.
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  23. Wiener, Samuel; D A Khvolson; Moses Aryeh Lob Friedland. KOHELET MOSHEH ARYEH LEIB FRIDLAND. RESHIMAT KOL HA-SEFARIM HA-`IVRIM, NIDFASIM VE-KITVE-YAD, HA-NIMTSA'IM BE-ASEFAT-FRIDLAND BE-OTSAR MUZEUM HA-AZIYATI SHEL HA-AKADEMIYAH LE-MADA`IM. = BIBLIOTHECA FRIEDLANDIANA. CATALOGUS LIBRORUM IMPRESSORUM HEBRAEORUM IN MUSEO ASIATICO. [FASCICLES I, II, III; ALEF, BET, GIMEL-DALED]. Petersburg; Behrman Ve-Rabinovich, 1893-1897. Original wraps. 4to. 315 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Issued in parts, each with special title page. Added Latin title page to each volume: Catalogus librorum impressorum Hebraeorum in Museo Asiatico Imperialis Academiæ scientiarum Petropolitanæ asservatorum; Bibliotheca Friedlandiana. Volumes one through three, encompassing 2, 575 entries, letters Alef through Daled, of “the Bibliotheca Friedlandiana, a large library of Hebrew books, which Friedland presented (1890) to the Asiatic Museum of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. It contains three hundred volumes in manuscript, most of them on parchment, and more than ten thousand printed volumes, representing altogether 14, 000 works, a great many of which are incunabula. The catalogue was compiled by Samuel Wiener; at present (1903) only the first four fascicles (Nos. 1-3711), printed at the expense of Friedland, and under the title of ‘Kehillat Mosheh, ’ have appeared.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Hebrew literature - Bibliography - Catalogs. Yiddish literature - Bibliography. Ladino literature - Bibliography. Judeo-Arabic literature - Bibliography. Institut vostokovedeniia (Akademiia nauk SSSR). Hebrew imprints. OCLC lists 24 copies. Soiling to wraps. Page edges worn, aged, and bumped. Several wormholes in margins, not affecting text. Text crisp and clean. Good- condition. (BIBLIOG-33-35) (ID #31939) $125.00.
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  25. Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim; Meyer Kayserling; Jacob S Da Silva Rosa; M Weisz. BIBLIOTECA ESPAÑOLA-PORTUGUEZA-JUDAICA AND OTHER STUDIES IN IBERO-JEWISH BIBLIOGRAPHY. New York; Ktav Pub. House, 1971. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XXXII, 272 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Spanish, French, German, Hungarian, and English. A series of bibliographies: includes ‘Biblioteca española-portugueza-judaica’; ‘Notes sur la littérature des juifs hispano-portugais’; ‘Une histoire de la littérature juive de Daniel Lévi de Barrios’ by Meyer Kayserling. ‘Die spanischen und portugiesischen gedruckten Judaica in der Bibliothek des Jüd. Portug. Seminars 'Ets Haim' in Amsterdam’ by J. S. Da Silva Rosa. With a bibliography of Kayserling's publications – ‘Dr. Kayserling Mayer pesti rabbi irodalmi munkassága’ - by M. Weisz. Selected with a prolegomenon by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi. Subjects: Jews - Spain - Bio-bibliography. Spanish literature - Jewish authors - Bio-bibliography. Portuguese literature - Jewish authors - Bio-bibliography. Hebrew literature - Spain - Bio-bibliography. Literatura española - Autores judíos - Bio bibliografía. Literatura portuguesa - Autores judíos - Bio bibliografía. Literatura hebráica - España - Bio bibliografía. Littérature portugaise - Auteurs juifs - Biobibliographie. Juifs - Espagne - Biobibliographie. Littérature espagnole - Auteurs juifs - Biobibliographie. Kayserling, Meyer, 1829-1905 - Bibliography. Kayserling, Meyer (1829-1905) - Bibliographie. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-33-18) (ID #31922) $70.00.

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  27. Benayahu, Meir. RABI ELIYAHU KAPSALI, ISH KANDI'AH: RAV, MANHIG VE-HISTORYON. Tel-Aviv; ha-Makhon le-heker ha-tefutsot, Universitat Tel-Aviv, 1983. Original Cloth. 8vo. 162 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Rabbi Eliyahu Capsali, of Crete. A biography and description of the works written by Elijah Capsali, (c. 1483–1555), rabbi and historian of Candia, Crete. Written by Professor Meir Benayahu (1926-2009) of Jerusalem. Benayahu was a remarkably productive historian and a prolific writer who authored approximately fifty books and five-hundred scholarly papers on Jewish history and Hebrew bibliography. Benayahu focused mainly on the history of the Jews in the near-east and in the Mediterranean basin. Besides his scientific contributions Benayahu was also renowned as one of the greatest collectors of rare Hebrew books and manuscripts. Subjects: Rabbis - Greece - Crete - Biography. Capsali, Elijah, -approximately 1555. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-2) (ID #32987) $30.00.
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  29. Mezan, Saul. DE GABIROL À ABRAVANEL: JUIFS ESPAGNOLS, PROMOTEURS DE LA RENAISSANCE. Paris: Lipschutz, 1936. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 155 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy, Jewish; Philosophy, Medieval; Jews – Spain; Renaissance. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Tanned, covers chipped, yellow tape on spine with author's name, good condition. (MX-16-6) (ID #19830) $100.00.
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  31. Carra De Vaux, Bernard. JOSEPH SALVADOR ET JAMES DARMESTETER: CONFÉRENCE FAITE A LA SOCIÉTÉ DES ÉTUDES JUIVES LE 27 JANVIER 1900. Paris; A. Durlacher, 1900. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 26 pages. 25cm. First edition. In French. Reprinted from Revue des études juives, 1900. Discussion of the works and life of Joseph Salvador and James Darmesteter, both of whom have been related to the assimilationist view of the “Jewish question.” Subjects: Salvador, Joseph, 1796-1873. Darmesteter, James, 1849-1894. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. (Univ. Of Chicago, Libr. Of Philadelphia, UPenn, Natl. Libr. Of Israel. ) Some age toning. Small half inch piece of bottom fore edge cover missing. Pages uncut. Very good condition. (SPEC-38-7) (ID #32675) $50.00.
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  33. Rivkin, Ellis. LEON DA MODENA AND THE KOL SAKHAL. Hebrew Union College Press, Cincinnati. 1952. 8vo. Xii, 144 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Modena, Leon da. CONTENTS: The Rise of Heresy in the Seventeenth Century; The Jewish Community of Venice; Leon da Modena; The Kol Sakhal; Scholarship and the Kol Sakhal; Leon da Modena's Relationship to the Kol Sakhal. Inscribed by author. Covers edgeworn, internally clean. Good+ condition. (SEF-9-2) (ID #19418) $40.00.
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  35. Septimus, Bernard. HISPANO-JEWISH CULTURE IN TRANSITION: THE CAREER AND CONTROVERSIES OF RAMAH. Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard University Press, 1982. Original Cloth. 8vo. IX, 180 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “This study of the sometimes stormy career of a brilliant and colorful talmudist offers a broad picture of medieval Hispano-Jewish culture. Meir Abulafia (ca. 1165-1244), 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. Mr. 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, which Ramah initiated and in which he played a major role. This clash dominated Jewish intellectual history for three centuries and parallels important developments in Latin Christendom.” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Rabbis - Spain - Toledo - Biography. Resurrection (Jewish theology) - History of doctrines. Abulafia, Meir, approximately 1180-1244. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Abulafia, Meir, ca. 1180-1244. Toledo (Spain) - Biography. Previous owners name on endpage, soiling to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-19) (ID #33042) $65.00.
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  37. Malter, Henry. SAADIA GAON, HIS LIFE AND WORKS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1921. Cloth, 8vo. 446 pages. SUBJECT(S): Sa'adia ben Joseph, 882-942. SERIES: The Morris Loeb series. Ex-library (institutional mark on outer edges), hinges starting and repaired, otherwise good condition. (RAB-57-13C) (ID #32977) $30.00.
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  39. Saadya Gaon) Rosenblatt, Samuel. SAADIA GAON: THE BOOK OF BELIEFS AND OPINIONS. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1948. Cloth, 8vo. Xxxii, 496 pages. SERIES: Yale Judaica series, vol. 1; Rosenblatt (1902–), son of the famous Hazzan Josef (Yossele) Rosenblatt, was “born in Bratislava and was taken to the United States in 1912. He received a rabbincal degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary (1925); studied in Jerusalem on a fellowship from the American Schools of Oriental Research; and received a Ph. D. From Columbia (1927). From 1927 Rabbi Rosenblatt served Congregation Beth Tefiloh in Baltimore, Maryland. He headed the Baltimore Board of Rabbis (1952–); Mizrachi (1938–42); and the American Jewish Congress (1942–47). Associated with Johns Hopkins University from 1930, Rosenblatt taught Jewish literature until 1947, and thereafter oriental languages”(EJ). Slight tears to repaired jacket, otherwise very good condition. (RAB-57-18C) (ID #24103) $35.00.
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  41. Shrock, A. T. RABBI JONAH BEN ABRAHAM OF GERONA: HIS LIFE AND ETHICAL WORKS. London, Edward Goldston, 1948. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 197 pages. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 196 pages. 23 cm. Dissertation: The author's thesis, London. "Jonah ben Abraham of Gerona was a famous Spanish Rabbi of the Middle Ages. Thanks to his ethical works, which were reprinted again and again, his name has for centuries been a household word in pious Jewish circles." -Tipped in on FEP. SUBJECT(S): Named Person: Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi, ca. 1200-1263. Bibliography: pages 190-192. Also issued online. Ex-library with usual markings. Very good condition. (SPEC23-34) (ID #27446) $55.00.
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  43. Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi. JOSEPH KARO: LAWYER AND MYSTIC. London: Oxford University Press, 1962. Cloth, Original publisher's cloth and jacket. 8vo. Xii, 315 pages. Illustrated. Includes index. First edition. Text in English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575; Caro Joseph, 1488-1575. SERIES: Scripta Judaica. Original jacket and overall good condition +. (SEF-8-5B) (ID #32447) $55.00.

     

     

     

     

     

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  44. Daiches, Samuel, 1878-1949. THE STUDY OF THE TALMUD IN SPAIN. London: R. Mazin, 1921. Original paper wrappers, 12mo, 32 pages. SUBJECT (S) Talmud -- History. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (ART-13-3A) (ID #33058) $50.00.
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  46. Ashtor, Eliyahu. THE JEWS OF MOSLEM SPAIN. COMPLETE IN 3 VOLUMES. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973-1984. Cloth, 8vo, 469, 381, 310 pages, Illustrations, 22 cm. Translation of: Korot ha-Yehudim bi-Sefarad ha-Muslemit. Includes bibliographies and indexes. Subjects: Jews--Spain--History. Spain--Ethnic relations. Uniform Title: [Korot ha-Yehudim bi-Sefarad ha-Muslemit. English] translated from the Hebrew by Aaron Klein and Jenny Machlowitz Klein. Gilt lettering on spine, colored end papers, first two volumes includes illustrated maps, all three volumes in very good condition in very good jackets (SEF-23-14) (ID #10879) $75.00.
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  48. 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 brass clips and wrappers. 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). Very good condition. (SEF44-14) (ID #28416) $225.00.
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  50. Horowitz, Carmi. THE JEWISH SERMON IN 14TH CENTURY SPAIN: THE DERASHOT OF R. JOSHUA IBN SHU’EIB. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, Center For Jewish Studies: Distributed By Harvard University Press, 1989. Softcover, 8vo, ix, 206 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jewish sermons -- History and criticism. Judaism -- Spain -- History. Includes indexes. Bibliography: p. 191-200. Lightly bumped edges and corners. Excellent condition. (Sef-30-1) (ID #25246) $15.00.
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  52. Laredo, Victor. SEPHARDIC SPAIN. Nueva York, N. Y.; Editorial Mensaje, 1978. Original Wraps. 8vo. 158 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Printed in Spain; some Spanish throughout. 50 photographs from the Juderías - the old Jewish quarters - in the principal cities of Spain. Photographs originally exhibited at the Jewish Museum, 1967; photographs by Victor Laredo (Born to a Sephardic Greek family), an acclaimed photographer of international accord. The exhibit, and Laredo's work, was sponsored by the emerging Sephardic Studies program at Yeshiva, and by various affiliated institutions in New York. Subjects: Jews - Spain - History. Spain - Ethnic relations. Photography, Artistic - Sephardim - Spain. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SEF-47-21) (ID #33045) $30.00.
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  54. Meyerson, Mark D. A JEWISH RENAISSANCE IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY SPAIN. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. Original Cloth. 8vo. 272 pages. 24 cm. First edition. 7 halftones. 3 maps. “This book significantly revises the conventional view that the Jewish experience in medieval Spain-over the century before the expulsion of 1492-was one of despair, persecution, and decline. Focusing on the town of Morvedre in the kingdom of Valencia, Mark Meyerson shows how and why Morvedre's Jewish community revived and flourished in the wake of the horrible violence of 1391. Drawing on a wide array of archival documentation, including Spanish Inquisition records, he argues that Morvedre saw a Jewish 'renaissance. ' Meyerson shows how the favorable policies of kings and of town government yielded the Jewish community's demographic expansion and prosperity. Of crucial importance were new measures that ceased the oppressive taxation of the Jews and minimized their role as moneylenders. The results included a reversal of the credit relationship between Jews and Christians, a marked amelioration of Christian attitudes toward Jews, and greater economic diversification on the part of Jews. Representing a major contribution to debates over the Inquisition's origins and the expulsion of the Jews, the book also offers the first extended analysis of Jewish-converso relations at the local level, showing that Morvedre's Jews expressed their piety by assisting Valencia's conversos. Comparing Valencia with other regions of Spain and with the city-states of Renaissance Italy, it makes clear why this kingdom and the town of Morvedre were so ripe for a Jewish revival in the fifteenth century.” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Jews - Spain - Civilization. Jews - Spain - Valencia (Region) - Civilization. Spain - Civilization - 711-1516. Spain - Civilization - Jewish influences. Spain - Ethnic relations. Valencia - Ethnic relations. No jacket. Minor penmarks on inside cover. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-22) (ID #33046) $30.00.
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  56. Selke, Angela S. THE CONVERSOS OF MAJORCA: LIFE AND DEATH IN A CRYPTO-JEWISH COMMUNITY IN XVII CENTURY SPAIN. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1986. Original Cloth. 8vo. 278, [12] pages. 24 cm. First English edition. Revised translation of: Los Chuetas y la Inquisición. Translated into English by Henry J. Maxwell. Illustrated dust-jacket over green leatherette, with gold lettering on front board and spine. “During the 16th century, especially after 1520, the tribunal's activities decreased, but they were resumed with renewed ferocity in 1675 and 1677. In 1675, a large group of Conversos from Majorca, referred to by the Inquisition as 'Portuguese, ' was brought to trial. Martyrs included Alonso López; others were sentenced in absentia and burned in effigy. Among those sentenced in 1677 were Pedro Onofri Cortes and Raphael Valis, who were prominent members of the Converso community. The tribunal's activities reached their peak in 1691, when 86 Conversos (including 46 women) were sentenced and another 39 reconciled with the church. From then on its activities appear to have waned. By 1771 the Inquisition had sent a total of 594 Conversos to the stake and reconciled a further 460 with the church. During the 18th century, tribunal officials occasionally arrested Jewish travelers on the Balearic Isles on the suspicion that they were Conversos. In 1718 Jacob Cardozo Nuñez of Bayonne, and Samuel Nahon and his relative Solomon Nahon of Tetuán were arrested. Cardozo was imprisoned until 1721. Conversos in Majorca were given the name of chuetas, a name which persisted into the mid-20th century.” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jews - Spain - Majorca - History - 17th century. Chuetas. Inquisition - Spain - Majorca. Marranen. Geschichte 1600-1700. Juifs - Espagne - Majorque. Marranes - Espagne. Chuetas. Majorca (Spain) - Ethnic relations. Condition. (SEF-47-17) (ID #33040) $30.00.
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  58. Spain) Neuman, Abraham A. THE JEWS IN SPAIN; THEIR SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL LIFE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES. TWO VOLUME SET. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1942. Cloth, 8vo, 286, 399 pages, 4 plates, maps, facsimiles, 23 cm. Mapped end papers, black and white photos. Series The Morris Loeb series. Bibliography on pages 351-370. II. A social-cultural study. Subjects: Jews -- Spain. Good condition. (SEF-27-7) (ID #10624) $50.00.

     

     

     

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  59. ALEF BET. EN LINGUAH EBRAIKAH (LASHON HA-KODESH) AL UZO DE LOS TALMIDIM DEL ORIYENTE. Izmirnah (Izmir/Smyrna): Estampariah G. Tatikian, 1896. 5656. Later Wrappers, 12mo, 56 pages.; 17 cm. In Ladino. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- Ladino. Ladino literature. Yaari no. 682. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, YU), none outside the Northeast. Lacks original front wrapper (probably identical to title page, which is present), Light wear, otherwise Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-17) $375.00.
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  61. LOS PIYUTIM: DE LOS DIAS TEMEROZOS, TREZLADADOS..POR ENTENDER LOKE ROGAMOS NOZOTROS..REKOZIDOS Y PUBLIKADOS POR...BINYAMIN REFAEL BEN YOSEF. Konstantinopla: Emprimeria "la Konkerensia", 1928. 5688. Later Wrapers, 12mo, 96 pages. In Ladino with some Arabic on title page. Includes double title page. On the Piyyutim, Hebrew religious poetry from medieval Spain. Staining, otherwise Very Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-14)$375.00.
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  63. SEDER ROSH HA-SHANAH: LE-TINOKOT SHEL BET RABAN. Saloniko (Salonika/Thessaloniki): Ets Ha-Hayim, 1894/1895. 5655. Later Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 32 leaves; 19 cm. In Ladino and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Ladino literature. Rosh ha-Shanah. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard), none outside the Boston area. Lacks original wrappers, edgewear to some margins, repairs to last page, Good- Condition. (alt#-sef-m-18) $260.00.
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  65. ‏ספר שיר השירים :‏ ‏ותרגומו, טעמו ונימוקו עמו : גם אשור נלוה עמו : ביאור בלשון צח לשון ספרדי [sic]: להבין אמרי בינה לעיני בני עמו : ואל שער מקומו.SEFER SHIR HA-SHIRIM : VE-TARGUMO, TA`AMO VE-NIMUKO `IMO : GAM ASHUR NILVEH `IMO : BEUR BE-LASHON TSAH, LASHON SEFARADI [SIC] : LE-HAVIN IMRE BINAH LE-`ENE BENE `AMO VE-EL SHA`AR MEKOMO. Livorno: Bi-Defus Hadash Shel He-Hakham Eliyahu Ben Amozeg Va-Haverav, Madpisim U-Mokhre Sefarim, 1859. Period Marbled Wrappers, 12mo, 46 leaves; 19 cm. In Hebrew, Ladino and Aramaic. Bible. Song of Solomon. SUBJECT (S): Ladino literature. Bible. Song of Solomon -- Commentaries. Text in Hebrew and Ladino. Ya’ari number: 20. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, Penn & HUC), none in New York. Period wrappers heavily worn but solid, internally very clean and solid, a nice copy. Scarce. (alt#-sef-m-16) $260.00.
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  67. SEPHER TORAH NEVI’IM UKETHUVIM - IL LIBRO DI LA LEHASHEM, LOS PROPHITOS… VOLUME 2 ONLY (OF 2). Constantinople, A. H. Boyagian, 1905. 8vo, Original Cloth, 634 leaves. In Hebrew and Ladino (in rabbinic type) on facing pages. Light wear, one gathering of pages starting, otherwise Very Good Condition. (note photo shows both volumes) (SPEC-35-9) (ID #30792) $200.00.
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  69. [Bible - Psalms - Ladino]. TEHILIM. Salonica, Isteromesa, 1930. Period Cloth, 12mo, 193 + 23 leaves. Not the more common edition of 104, + 2 leaves. Psalms in Hebrew and Ladino with several liturgies appended for financial well being. Ladino religious literature had its origins in pre-expulsion Spain, it was only in exile, however, that it really developed. The major original translations include the Book of Psalms (Constantinople, 1540); the Pentateuch (Constantinople, 1547); the Prophets (Salonika, 1572); and a complete translation of the Bible by R. Abraham ben Isaac Assa (Constantinople, 1739–45), which became the most popular text among the Sephardi communities of the East. The recital of the whole Book of Psalms is widespread, whether as an act of piety by saintly individuals, or by groups of unlearned people. For this purpose "societies of reciters of psalms" (hevrot tehillim) were and continue to be formed, and in recent times a special society has been formed in Jerusalem whereby two separate groups recite the whole Book of Psalms daily at the Western Wall. The psalms are included in their entirety in all large prayer books. Wear to spine, but solid, about Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-11) $300.00.
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  71. Ben Yosef, Binyamin Refael. SEFER RENANOT U-VAKASHOT. KOVETS SHIRIM VE-TISHBAHOT LE- HOL VELI-YEME MENUHOT. Istanbul/Kushta: Nidpas `al Yede Binyamin Refael Ben Yosef, 1927. Original Pink Wrappers, 16mo, 100 pages. 16 cm. In Ladino. SUBJECT (S): Ladino literature. Piyutim. Judaism -- Prayers and devotions -- Ladino. Includes texts in Hebrew, Ladino, and Aramaic. OCLC lists only one institution with holdings (YU) Scarce. Staining to covers, otherwise Very Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-15) $350.00.
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  73. Farhi, Yosef Shabtai. SEFER TOKPO SHEL YOSEF. Livorno; Bi-Defus Yisra’el Kushta Va-Haverav, [1867]. Original quarter leather and cloth. 12mo. 70 leaves. 18 cm. Ladino, printed in Rashi script. Tokpo shel Yosef, a narration of the story of Joseph. Bound in period cloth and leather, with gilt characters on spine: “Hitoire de Joseph”. Joseph Shabtai Farhi, Talmudic scholar and cabalist; born at Jerusalem about 1802; died at Leghorn, Italy, in 1882. Subjects: Joseph (Son of Jacob). Ladino – Literature. Joseph – Adaptations – Modern Literature. Oclc lists 7 copies. Leaves 45 and 46 previously torn and repaired; light foxing and light soiling throughout, light pencilled marks on endpages from previous owner, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (alt#-sef-B-3-1) $375.00.
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  75. Galanti, Avram [ Galanté, Abraham (1873-1961) ]. TÜRKCENIN ISPANYOLCA ÜZERINE TEESIRI. Istanbul, Kagit Ve Basim Isler, 1948. Original Wrappers, 8vo, 26 pages. Inscribed by author at head of title-page. Text entirely in Turkish. Study of Ladino Language in Turkey. SUBJECT (S): Ladino language -- Dialects -- Turkey. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (alt#-SEF-M-24) (ID #33111) $275.00.
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  77. Hakohen, Mosheh. HALEL HA-GADOL. Kostan (Istanbul): Estamparia Del Gurnal "el Tiempo", 1881. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 12 leaves; 19 cm. In Ladino. In Ladino. SUBJECT (S): Ladino literature. OCLC lists 3 copies (Brandeis, Harvard, Penn), none in New York. Occational minor wormholing. Spine rebacked. Good Condition (alt#-sef-m-18A) $370.00.
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  79. Lazar, Moshe. THE SEPHARDIC TRADITION: LADINO AND SPANISH-JEWISH LITERATURE. New York: Norton, 1972. Cloth, 8vo. 222 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Ladino literature – translations into English. CONTENTS: Romances; Poem of Joseph; Legends; Ladino sayings and proverbs; Truth triumphs in the end. SERIES: The B'nai B'rith Jewish heritage classics; UNESCO collection of representative works: Israel series. ISBN: 0393043487. Has dust jacket. Very Good condition. (SEF-50-4) (ID #31146) $30.00.
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  81. Moskonah, Yitshak. PENINE SEFARAD: ALPAYIM PITGAMIM ME-OTSAR HA-HOKHMAH SHEL YEHUDE SEFARAD. Tel Aviv; Hotsa’at Sifriyat Ma’ariv, 1981. Original Cloth. 4to. 211 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Ladino and Hebrew. 'Pearls of Sefarad: Two thousand Proverbs, a treasury of Sephardic Wisdom. ' A collection of Ladino proverbs and aphorisms. Gilt illustrations on opposing pages throughout, printed in brown and gilt ink. Ladino is transliterated in latin characters as well. Subjects: Proverbs, Ladino. Proverbs, Ladino - Translations into Hebrew. Proverbs, Hebrew - Translations from Ladino. Jews - Spain. Sephardim. Jews - Folklore. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (alt#-SEF-47-29) $100.00.
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  83. Nahón, Zarita. Armistead, Samuel G,; 1927-; Silverman, Joseph H. ROMANCES JUDEO-ESPAÑOLES DE TANGER. Madrid: Cátedra-Seminario Menéndez Pidal, 1977. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 253 pages, [4] leaves of plates. Musical transcription by Israel Katz. In Spanish. Series: Fuentes para el estudio del romancero: Serie Sefardí, 4; SUBJECT (S): Romances, Ladino. Ladino poetry -- Morocco -- Tangier. Poésie judéo-espagnole -- Maroc -- Tanger. Literatura sefardí; Poesía; Historia y crítica.; Poesía sefardí; Historia y crítica. Includes indexes and Bibliography. Photocopied article by Israel Katz laid in: “Judeo-Spanish Folk Poetry from Morocco (The Boas- Nahón Collection)” ISBN: 8460010333. Light stain to cover, spine. Spine sunned. Otherwise, Very Good condition. (SEF-23-2) (ID #25134) $75.00.
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  85. Palag'i, Avraham, 1809-1899. VE-HOKHIAH AVRAHAM. Salonika; Sa'adi Ha-Levi Ashkenazi, 1862. Original calf. 8vo. 104 leaves. 20 cm. First edition. In Ladino. Part Bet, second section. First section originally published 1853. Vehochiach Avraham, ethics and sermons. Scarce Ladino title by Hayyim Pallagi “Turkish rabbinical author; born at Smyrna 1788; died there 1869; maternal grandson of Joseph b. Hayyim Hazan, author of 'Hikre Leb'; pupil of Isaac Gategno, author of 'Bet Yizhak. ' After serving as president of the tribunal in his native city, he was appointed Hakambashi there in 1854. His declining years were saddened by his deposition, although he was reinstated and held the position until the year before his death, and by disturbances among the people. He was held in great veneration by the masses; and at his funeral the hearse was escorted by a battalion of troops—an honor which has been shown by the Turkish authorities to two or three chief rabbis only.” (1906 EJ) Bound in period calf with elaborate gilt design. Subjects: Jewish ethics. Jewish sermons, Ladino. Ladino literature. OCLC lists 4 copies. Front Hinge starting, edges of leather rubbed, minor wormholing to leather and title page; light foxing throughout, overall clean and fresh. Good + condition. (alt#-sef-B-3-3) $450.00.
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  87. Papo, Eli’ezer Ben Shem Tov. DAMESEK ELI’EZER EL ES DE DINIM EN LADINO YENOS DE KASTIGERIO I KONSEZ'OS BUENOS POR KE SEPAH TODO OMBRE KOMO DEVE DE REZ'IRSE. Izmir; Be-Defus Shel... Aharon Yehoshua... Ve-Havero, 1876. Original Calf. 8vo. 196 leaves. 22 cm. Second edition. In Ladino. Laws of the Orach Chaim in Ladino in alphabetical order. Dammesek Eliezer, first published in Belgrade. Written by Eliezer ben Isaac Papo, born in Sarajevo in 1785, was the rabbi of the small Jewish community in Silistre and one of the best-known Jewish scholars in the Balkans in the early nineteenth century. His fame derived primarily from his Pele’ Yo’ets (Wonderful Counselor), an important work on morals and ethics (musar) published in his lifetime (Istanbul, 1825) and many times thereafter down to the present. In addition to the numerous Hebrew editions, it has appeared in Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Arabic, and Yiddish, as well as in abridged translations in English and Portuguese. Subjects: Judaism - Customs and practices. Jewish law. Ladino literature. OCLC lists two copies (British Libr, Thomas Fisher Rare Book). Binding shaken, pen writing on endpages and some on title page, lightly bumped outer edges, minor waterstain to rear endpage, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (alt#-sef-B-3-4) $375.00.
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  89. Sala, Marius. PHONETIQUE ET PHONOLOGIE DU JUDEO-ESPAGNOL DE BUCAREST. The Hague, Paris, Mouton, 1971. Softcover, 8vo, 224 pages, 26 cm. In French. Series: Janua linguarum. Series practica; 142. SUBJECT (S): Ladino language -- Dialects -- Romania -- Bucharest. Judeo-espagnol (Langue) -- Dialectes -- Roumanie -- Bucarest. Originally presented as the author’s thesis, Bucarest. Bibliography on pages 204-207. Wear to edges of cover and binding. Top right corner of back cover torn. Lightwear to book. Good condition. (Sef-13-25) (ID #24981) $250.00.
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  91. Quintana Rodríguez, Aldina. GEOGRAFÍA LINGÜISTICA DEL JUDEOESPANOL: ESTUDIO SINCRÓNICO Y DIACRÓNICO. Bern; New York: Peter Lang, 2006. Softbound. 8vo. XXIII, 546 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Spanish. With 93 linguistic maps and tables. Written as the authors Ph. D. Thesis, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2005. “Linguistic Geography of Judeo-Spanish: A Synchronic and Diachronic Study. ” Detailed lingusitic study of the written and spoken use of Ladino over the course of five centuries in the Balkans, Turkey, Egypt, and Israel. In the Peter Lang series: Sephardica 3. Subjects: Jews - Languages - Maps. Ladino language. Linguistic geography. Linguistic variation and dialectology – sociolinguistics - language contact - Ladino (Joods-Spaans). Ladino. Geschichte 1850-1940. OCLC lists 27 copies. Light wear to wraps, overall fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-34-5) (ID #32982) $125.00.
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  93. Symeonidis, Haralambos. DAS JUDENSPANISCHE VON THESSALONIKI: BESCHREIBUNG DES SEPHARDISCHEN IM GRIECHISCHEN UMFELD. Bern; New York: P. Lang, 2002. Original Wraps. 8vo. 295 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Includes interviews in Ladino (romanized). Originally published as thesis (University of Münster), 1998. “The Spanish Jews of Thessaloniki: Description of the Greek Sephardic Environment. ” A comparative analysis of Ladino spoken in Thessaloniki, with analysis of phonetic shifts, borrowings from Greek, and the Tukish-Greek-Ladino speech contact over the centuries. In the Peter Lang series: Sephardica 2. Subjects: Ladino - Grammar, Comparative. Jews - Greece - Thessaly. Sefarden. Spaans. Immigranten. Sprachkontakt. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-34-6) (ID #32983) $50.00.
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  95. Cazes, Moshe; David M Bunis. KOLOT MI-SALONIKI HA-YEHUDIT: KETA'IM MEHA-SEDAROT HA-HITULIYOT BE-G'UDEZMO, TI'O EZRAH I SU MUZ'ER BENUTAH VE-TI'O BOHOR I SU MUZ'ER G'AMILAH. Yerushalayim; Misgav Yerushalayim, Ha-Rashut Ha-Le'umit Le-Tarbut Ha-Ladino, 1999. Original boards. 8vo. 350, 649 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Text in Ladino in Hebrew characters and romanization; commentary in Hebrew and English. English title: Voices from Jewish Salonika; selections from the Judezmo satirical series Tio Ezra´ I su mujer Benuta and Tio Bohor I su mujer Djamila. Moshe Cazes (ca. 1890–1943), a journalist/author in Salonica between the two world wars, was an editor and writer for a number of Ladino satirical periodicals. He and Sadik Gershon composed popular songs in Ladino and performed as Sadik y Gazoz. Subjects: Ladino language - Dialects - Greece - Thessalonike. Jews - Greece - Thessalonike - Folklore. Sephardim - Greece - Thessalonike¯ - Social life and customs. Cazes, Moshe. Ti'o Ezrah I su muz'er Benutah. Caze´s, Moshe. Ti'o Bohor I su muz'er G'amilah. Unopened, still wrapped in plastic from publisher. Great condition. (SEF-46-1) (ID #32986) $100.00.

     

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  97. Wolf, Lucien. JEWS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS: BEING A CALENDAR OF JEWISH CASES EXTRACTED FROM THE RECORDS OF THE CANARIOTE INQUISITION IN THE COLLECTION OF THE MARQUESS OF BUTE. London: Printed for the Society by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co, 1926. Paperback, 8vo, xliii, 274 pages, 1 folded leaf of plates, illustrations, 26 cm. Spine rebacked, hinges starting worn edges, overall Good condition. (CH-10) (ID #10618) $60.00.
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  99. Lea, Henry Charles. THE MORISCOS OF SPAIN; THEIR CONVERSION AND EXPULSION. Philadelphia; Lea Brothers & Co, 1901. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 463 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Predominantly a history of the Christian conquest of Spain, and the resultant forced conversion and expulsion of the Moriscos; contains numerous reference throughout to the similarities in treatment to all Moriscos (arabic speaking inhabitants of Spain), such as the badge all Jews and Moors were forced to wear; predominantly this work is concerned with the Muslim inhabitants. Extensively documented work from a noted historian, folklorist, and scientist from the 19th century. Subjects: Moriscos. Inquisition – Spain. Upper band on backstrip torn, bottom band previously repaired, hinges starting, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-47-18) (ID #33041) $75.00.
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  101. Llorente, Juan Antonio. THE HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF SPAIN, FROM THE TIME OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT TO THE REIGN OF FERDINAND VII., COMPOSED FROM THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS OF THE ARCHIVES OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL AND FROM THOSE OF SUBORDINATE TRIBUNALS OF THE HOLY OFFICE. Philadelphia, James M. Campbell & Co, 1843. Hardcover, 8vo, 208 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Inquisition -- Spain Torn cover edges. Bumped corners. Light staining to pages. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-15) (ID #25523) $250.00.

     

     

     

     

     

    THE MARRANOS

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  103. Sanches, António Nunes Ribeiro. CHRISTÃOS NOVOS E CHRISTÃOS VELHOS EM PORTUGAL. Porto, Livraria Paisagem, 1973. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 81 pages. In Portugese. SUBJECT (S): Maranos in Portugal. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Pages darkened, otherwise very good condition. (MX-6-15) (ID #19313) $100.00.
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  105. Roth, Cecil. A HISTORY OF THE MARRANOS. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1932. Cloth, xii, 422 pages, illustrated, 8vo, 21 cm. CONTENTS: Foreword, Introductory: The Antecedents of Crypto-Judaism, I. The Beginnings of Marranism, II. The Establishment of the Inquisition, III. The General Conversion in Portugal, IV. The Heyday of the Inquisition, V. The Inquisitional Procedure and the Auto-da-fe, VI. Saints, Heroes, and Martyrs, VII. The Religion of the Marranos, VIII. The Marrano Diaspora, IX. The Dutch Jerusalem, X. Resettlement in the New World, XII. Some Marrano Worthies, XIII. The Literature of the Marranos, XIV. The Decline of the Inquisition, Epilogue: The Marranos of Today, Notes, Bibliography, Index. "Bibliography of some of the more important works used" on pages 401-407. SUBJECT (S): Marranos--History. Previous owners' marks (Abraham J. Klausner, Stanley Dreifus) on endpage, cover edges slightly boxed, slight wear to spine. Otherwise clean and fresh, good condition. (SEF-48-2) (ID #21467) $30.00.
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  107. Roth, Cecil. A HISTORY OF THE MARRANOS. New York: Meridian Books and Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1960. Paperback, 8vo, xii, 424 pages, illustrations, 21 cm. CONTENTS: Foreword, Introductory: The Antecedents of Crypto-Judaism, I. The Beginnings of Marranism, II. The Establishment of the Inquisition, III. The General Conversion in Portugal, IV. The Heyday of the Inquisition, V. The Inquisitional Procedure and the Auto-da-fe, VI. Saints, Heroes, and Martyrs, VII. The Religion of the Marranos, VIII. The Marrano Diaspora, IX. The Dutch Jerusalem, X. Resettlement in the New World, XII. Some Marrano Worthies, XIII. The Literature of the Marranos, XIV. The Decline of the Inquisition, Epilogue: The Marranos of Today, Notes, Bibliography, Index. "Bibliography of some of the more important works used" on pages 401-407. SUBJECT(S): Marranos--History. Inquisition--Spain. Frontis photo, black and white illustrations. Very good Condition+. (SEF-48-3A) (ID #33044) $30.00.
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  109. Attal, Robert. YAHADUT TSEFON-AFRIKAH: BIBLIYOGRAFYAH = LES JUIFS D'AFRIQUE DU NORD. Jerusalem; Institut Ben-Zvi, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Et Université Hébraïque, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. 12, 248, xxxiv pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and French. Extensive bibliographic index on the Jews of North Africa. Contains 5, 640 entries, arranged geographically; a section for general works on North Africa, followed by chapters for Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco; includes monographs, articles and relevant parts of general historical works and references relevant to North African Jewry in a wide variety of publications, in Hebrew, Arabic, Judeo-Arabic, Ladino, and half a dozen European languages. The entries are numbered serially and there are three indexes (places, persons, subjects), and a preface, in Hebrew and French. A second, enlarged edition was published in 1993. Subjects: Jews - Africa, North - Bibliography. Juifs - Afrique du Nord - Bibliographie. Joden. Juifs - Afrique du Nord - Bibliographie. Jews - Africa, North - Bibliography. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-9) (ID #33032) $30.00.
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  111. Strauss (Ashtor), Eliyahu. TOLDOT HA-YEHUDIM BE-MITSRAYIM VE-SURYAH TAHAT SHILTON HA-MAMLUKIM. KEREKH 2. TEKUFAT HA-MAMLUKIM HA-BARG'IM, 1382-1517 [VOL 2 ONLY]. Yerushalayim; Mosad Ha-Rav Kok, 1951. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXIV, 561, [2] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Volume two only: Tekufat ha-Mamlukim ha-Barg'im, 1382-1517. The History of the Jews in Egypt and Syria under the Rule of the Mameluks, volume two. Eliyahu Ashtor (Strauss) (1914–1984), “Israel historian. Born and educated in Vienna, Ashtor went to Palestine in 1938. From 1939 until 1957 he served as librarian of the Oriental department of the Jewish National and University Library, Jerusalem. He taught from 1952 at the Hebrew University (later professor of Islamic civilization). In his programmatic Prolegomena to the Medieval History of Oriental Jews (JQR, 50 (1959) ), he pointed out that it was the task of the historian to understand the Oriental Jewish communities as an integral element of Muslim society and at the same time to note their affinities with Jews from other countries and periods. Ashtor's Toledot ha-Yehudim be-Mitsrayim ve-Suryah Tahat Shilton ha-Mamlukim ('History of the Jews in Egypt and Syria under the Rule of the Mamluks, ' 2 vols, 1944, 1951) reveals his familiarity with the relevant Muslim literature, much of which is still in manuscript, his apt use of the accounts of the European travelers, and of Jewish sources. He also wrote Korot ha-Yehudim bi-Sefarad ha-Muslemit ('History of the Jews in Muslim Spain, ' 2 vols, 1960, 1966). Ashtor made important contributions to Islamic social history and economic history in the Near East during the Middle Ages.” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jews - Egypt - History. Jews - Syria - History. Jacket tattered, light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-12) (ID #33035) $75.00.
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  113. Chouraqui, André. BETWEEN EAST AND WEST; A HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF NORTH AFRICA. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY MICHAEL M. BERNET. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1968. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, xxii, 376 pages, 22 cm. Bibliography on pages 362-364. SUBJECT (S): Jews--Africa, North--History. Africa, North--History. Gilt lettering on spine, Very good condition in good jacket (SEF-9-8) (ID #19424) $30.00.
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  115. Laskier, Michael M. THE ALLIANCE ISRAELITE UNIVERSELLE AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF MOROCCO 1862-1962. Albany: State University Of New York Press, 1983. Softcover, 8vo, xvi, 372 pages, illustrations, 24 cm. Series: SUNY series in modern Jewish history; Pirsume ha-Makhon le-heker ha-tefutsot. Contents: Background of the activities of the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Morocco: the traditional Jewish Society -- Section 1: The Jewish communities and the alliance Israelite Universelle between 1862 and 1912 -- The political activities of the alliance in Morocco before the Protectorate era -- The alliance and the struggle for recognition within Moroccan Jewish Society -- The alliance and its scion-cultural influence on Moroccan Jewry -- Section II: The Jewish Communities and the alliance Israelite Universelle between 1912 and 1956 -- The alliance and the Jewish communities in the Protectorates' political arena -- Zionism and assimilation: the emergence of Zionist influence in Morocco and the position of the alliance -- The alliance and the social and cultural evolution of the Jews: 1912-1956 -- The Jews and the Muslims: comparative aspects of education and problems of social conflict -- Section III: The Jewish communities and the Alliance Israelite Universelle between 1956 and 1962. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Morocco -- History. Revision of thesis (Ph. D. ) --University of California. Includes index. Bibliography: pages 355-363. Wear to front cover binding. Bumped corners. Very good condition. (Sef-15-2) (ID #25398) $30.00.
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  117. (Libya) Goldberg, Harvey E.; Mordecai Ha-Cohen. THE BOOK OF MORDECHAI: A STUDY OF THE JEWS OF LIBYA. SELECTIONS FROM THE HIGHID MORDEKHAI OF MORDECHAI HAKOHEN: BASED ON THE COMPLETE HEBREW TEXT AS PUBLISHED BY THE BEN-ZVI INSTITUTE, JERUSALEM. Philadelphia: Institute For The Study Of Human Issues, 1980. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 226 pages. Map. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Libya; Joden; Libya – ethnic relations. ISBN: 0897270053. Ex library with bookplate and spine sticker, occasional marginalia and dog ears, otherwise very good condition. (SEF-8-3a) (ID #25973) $75.00.
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  119. Deshen, Shlomo A.; Moshe Shokeid. THE PREDICAMENT OF HOMECOMING: CULTURAL AND SOCIAL LIFE OF NORTH AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS IN ISRAEL. Ithaca, N. Y.; Cornell University Press, 1974. Original Cloth. 8vo. 251 pages. 22 cm. First edition. With 7 illustrations and two kinship charts. Anthropological study detailing symbols, religious belief, celebration rites, and kinship ties of Tunisan and Moroccan Jewish emigrants to Israel. Co-written by Moshe Shokeid and Shlomo Deshen, both Professors in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. Subjects: Jews, North African - Israel. Israel - Emigration and immigration. Anthropology. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SEF-46-11) (ID #32996) $30.00.
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  121. Zafrani, Haïm. LES JUIFS DU MAROC. ÉTUDES ET RECHERCHES SUR LA VIE INTELLECTUELLE JUIVE AU MAROC DE LA FIN DU 15E AU DÉBUT DU 20E SIÈCLE. 1. PARTIE. PENSEE JURIDIQUE ET ENVIRONNEMENT SOCIAL, ECONOMIQUE ET RELIGIEUX. Paris; Geuthner, 1972. Later Boards. 8vo. 331 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In French. Volume one only. The Jews of Morocco, Studies and Research on the Intellectual life of the Jews of Morocco from the end of the 15th to the beginning of the 20th century. Part one, Rabbinic thought and the social, economic and religious environment. Illustrated with plates, maps; massively documented index and charts, detailing Ladino and Judeo-Arabic Terminology, Chronology of Spanish law affecting Jewish communities, chronology of Responsa published; etc. Important work on the history of jewish thought in morocco, volume one in a three part compilation on the Jews of Morocco; (1. Ptie. Pensee juridique et environnement social, economique et religieux. -2. Ptie. Posoe uive en occident musulman. -3. Ptie. Littératures dialectales et populaires juives en occident musulman: l'écrit et l'oral). Written by Haim Zafrani (1922-2004), leading scholar on the history of the Jews of Morocco, particularly noted for having collected and preserved much of the music and oral poetry of the Jews of Morocco. Bound in later boards over original softbound wraps; solidly rebound. Includes errata slip. Subjects: Jews - Morocco. Rabbinical literature - Morocco - History and criticism. Juifs marocains - Moeurs et coutumes - Histoire. Juifs marocains - Vie intellectuelle - Histoire. Droit juif - Maroc - Histoire. Maroc - Juifs - Aspect social. Maroc - Juifs - Aspect économique. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SEF-46-12) (ID #32997) $30.00.
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  123. El-Kodsi, Mourad. THE KARAITE JEWS OF EGYPT, 1882-1986. Lyons, N. Y, Wilprint, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. 359 pages. 24 cm. First edition. The Karaite Jews of Egypt, 1882-1986, based heavily on the authors recollection of life in Cairo and meticulously documented by photos, facsimiles, and articles from the community's bi-weekly newspaper. Written by Mourad El-Kodsi (1919-2007), who was born in Egypt where he was a teacher at the Karaite Jewish school in Cairo and later immigrated to the United States. His most important work is considered to be this volume. With his inside knowledge as a community leader this is a definitive work on the ancient Karaite community of Egypt in modern times. Recently El-Kodsi issued a second edition of this book with many corrections and much supplemental information. El-Kodsi also wrote a book about the Masoretic manuscripts of the Tanach produced by the Ben Asher family in the 9th and 10th Centuries. One of these manuscripts remains in the Karaite synagogue in Cairo till this day. Our copy includes laid-in Review of the work, taken from the pages of the Jewish Quarterly Review, 1988. Subjects: Karaites - Egypt - History. Jews - Egypt - History. Karaïtes - Égypte. Juifs - Égypte. Karäer Geschichte (1882-1986) Egypt - Ethnic relations. Light wear to jacket. Fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-46-13) (ID #32998) $30.00.
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  125. Al-Qudsi, Mourad. JUST FOR THE RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF THE KARAITE JEWS OF EGYPT IN MODERN TIMES. Lyons, NY, The Author, 2002. Paperback, 8vo, 231 pages. Includes errata slip at rear. Al Qudsi was for many years the principal of Karaite school in Cairo, and was intimately involved in Karaite & community life. In 1987 al-qudsi published, The Karaite Jews of Egypt, 1882-1986, based heavily on his recollection of life in Cairo and meticulously documented by photos, facsimiles, and articles from the community's bi-weekly newspaper. But immediately following publication, colleagues showed him that much of what was in the book had appeared 2 years earlier in a book entitled, ha-Yahadut ha-Karait be-Mitsrayim ba-et ha-Kadashah (Karaite Jewry in Egypt in modern times)--often in verbatim translation--written by another Karaite scholar, Yosef ben Ovadyah Algamil, to whom al-Qudsi had shown an early manuscript version of his book.Al-Qudsi was furious, and asked for a decision against Algamil from the Karaite Beth Din in Israel. Their ruling was that each copy of Algamil's book must bear a sticker noting, in English &Hebrew, that "The Author was supported by written knowledge by Mr. El-Kodsi…" This book, Just for the Record…, is a retort to Algamil's book. We are fortunate enough to be acting as distributors. The book was issued in a small run of 400 copies, only 200 of which have been made available for sale. (rab-33-16) (ID #10440) $40.00.
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  127. 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. 1970. 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. (SEF-50-6) (ID #32427) $50.00.
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  129. Landau, Jacob. JEWS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY EGYPT. Cloth, 1969. 8vo. 354 pages. In English. Ex library with usual markings. In good Condition. (Comhist11-24) (ID #20044) $30.00.
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  131. Landau, Jacob M. HA-YEHUDIM BE-MITSRAYIM BA-ME'AH HA-TESHA-ESREH. Yerushalayim, Mekhon Ben-Tsevi Ba-Universitah Ha-ivrit, 1967. Original Cloth. 8vo. 302 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added title page: The Jews in nineteenth-century Egypt. Includes 10 pages of plates, sources in Ladino, French, German, and English. Publications of the Ben-Zvi Institute, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Written by Jacob M. Landau (1924–) professor emeritus of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in the political history of the modern Middle East and Central Asia. Subjects: Jews - Egypt - History – Sources. Previous owners bookplate on endpage, light wear to edges of jacket, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-46-14) (ID #32999) $30.00.
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  133. Slouschz, Nahum. THE JEWS OF NORTH AFRICA. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1944. Original Cloth. 12mo. X, 488 pages. 19 cm. Second edition. Previously published as: Travels in North Africa. 1927. “The present volume is devoted to a description of the results of my various voyages and the conclusions I arrived at through the study of the documents relating to the Jews of Africa. ” “Nahum Slouschz (1871–1966), scholar and writer, archaeologist and historian, traveler and translator. … In 1904 Slouschz was appointed to a newly founded chair of Hebrew language and literature at the Sorbonne. He also taught (1903–18) at the Ecole Normale Orientale of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. Between 1906 and 1914 he undertook a series of exploratory journeys on behalf of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres to North Africa, where he studied Phoenician and Greek inscriptions, and also the life and history of the Jewish communities of the region. The results were published under the following titles: Etude sur l'histoire des Juifs et du Judaïsme au Maroc (2 vols, 1906), Hebréo-Phéniciens et Judéo-Berbères (1908), Hebréo-Phéniciens… (1909), Judéo-Hellènes et Judéo-Berbères (1909), Tefuzot Yisrael be-Afrikah ha-Zefonit ('Jewish Dispersion in North Africa, ' 1947), Ozar ha-Ketovot ha-Finikiyyot ('Thesaurus of Phoenician Inscriptions, ' 1942). He described his travels in a number of books: Massa be-Mizrayim (1907), Voyages d'études juives en Afrique (1909), Be-Iyyei ha-Yam (1919), Travels in North Africa (1927; also as Jews of North Africa, 1944), and Sefer ha-Massa'ot (2 vols, 1942–43). He wrote, too, on the Jews of Djerba (Ha-I Palya, 1957; Ha-Kohanim Asher be-Jerba, 1924); on an ancient Jewish queen in the Atlas Mountains (Dahiyah al-Kahina, 1934, 1953); and on the Marranos of Portugal (Ha-Anusim be-Portugal, 1932). ” (2008 JE) Subjects: Jews - Africa, North. Africa, North - Description and travel. Africa, North - Ethnic relations. Light edge wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-15) (ID #33000) $30.00.

    GREECE

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  135. Angel, Marc. THE JEWS OF RHODES: THE HISTORY OF A SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; Sepher-Hermon Press, 1998. Original Cloth. O. 199 pages. 24 cm. Third, corrected, edition. Includes new preface. Author inscribed. First published 1978. Comprehensive study of the Rhodian Jewish community, looking at its history, tracing the economic and cultural life, customs and traditions, rabbis and scholars, as well as its folklore and literature. Illustrated with few b/w reproductions of photographs. Foreword by The Haham Rev. Dr. Solomon Gaon. Subjects: Jews - Greece - Rhodes (Island) Sephardim - Greece - Rhodes (Island) - History. Juifs - Grèce - Rhodes (Île) - Histoire. Séfarades - Grèce - Rhodes (Île) - Histoire. Joden. Sefarden. Rhodes (Greece: Island) - History. Rhodes (Grèce: Île) - Histoire. Institutional stamps on endpages and back wrap, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SEF-47-6) (ID #33029) $30.00.
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  137. Copsidas, Costis [Kopsidas, Kostes]. 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. (FT) 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.
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  139. Fleming, K. E. (Katherine Elizabeth). GREECE: A JEWISH HISTORY. Princeton, N. J.; Princeton University Press, 2010. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 271 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. National Jewish Book Award Winner. "K. E. Fleming's Greece-a Jewish History is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews, and the only history that includes material on their diaspora in Israel and the United States. The book tells the story of a people who for the most part no longer exist and whose identity is a paradox in that it wasn't fully formed until after most Greek Jews had emigrated or been deported and killed by the Nazis. For centuries, Jews lived in areas that are now part of Greece. But Greek Jews as a nationalized group existed in substantial number only for a few short decades-from the Balkan Wars (1912-13) until the Holocaust, in which more than 80 percent were killed. Greece - a Jewish History describes their diverse histories and the processes that worked to make them emerge as a Greek collective. It also follows Jews as they left Greece - as deportees to Auschwitz or émigrés to Palestine/Israel and New York's Lower East Side. In such foreign settings their Greekness was emphasized as it never was in Greece, where Orthodox Christianity traditionally defines national identity and anti-Semitism remains common. "-From the Jacket. Subjects: Jews - Greece - History - 20th century. Jews - Greece - History - 21st century. Greece - Ethnic relations. Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-47-7) (ID #33030) $30.00.
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  141. Konstantopoulou, Photeine; Thanos Veremes. DOCUMENTS ON THE HISTORY OF THE GREEK JEWS: RECORDS FROM THE HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Athens; Kastaniotis Editions, 1998. Original wraps. 8vo. 472 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Researched and edited by Photini Constantopoulou and Prof. Thanos Veremis; introduced by Theodoros Pangalos, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prof. Steven Bowman Deptment of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati. At head of title: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece; University of Athens, Department of Policical Science and Public Administration. Contains "Biographical Notes" (p. [419]-434), an alphabetical biographical dictionary, primarily of notable Greek Jews, many of whom perished during the Holocaust. Subjects: Jews - Greece - History - Sources. Joden. Greece. Hypourgeio Exoterikon. Archives. Greece - Ethnic relations - Sources. Wrapped in plastic, unopened, not read. Great condition. (SEF-47-8) (ID #33031) $30.00.

     

     

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  142. Papo, Isak. CUENTOS SOBRE LOS SEFARDIES DE SARAJEVO = A COLLECTION OF SEPHARDIM STORIES FROM SARAJEVO. Split, Croatia; Logos, 1994. Original Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Spanish, English and Ladino. Collection of Sephardim stories from Sarajevo; written by Isak Papo (1911-1996) professor of architecture in Sarajevo, and president of the Jewish community in Sarajevo; written in romanized Ladino, with English translations. With 14 pages of illustrations. In the series: diciones especiales = Special editions. Errata slip inserted. A Ladino and Serbo-Croatian volume, and a French and Ladino volume, were also issued by the publisher in the same year. Bound in blue cloth with silver gilt. Subjects: Contemporary Ladino literature. Sephardim - Bosnia and Hercegovina - Sarajevo - Folklore. Folk literature, Ladino - Bosnia and Hercegovina - Sarajevo. OCLC lists 9 copies. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (SEF-47-5) (ID #33028) $75.00.
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  144. Gordiejew, Paul Benjamin. VOICES OF YUGOSLAV JEWRY. Albany: State University Of New York Press, 1999. Softbound. 8vo. XVI, 479 pages. 24 cm. First edition. The book is the outgrowth of the author's doctoral dissertation in anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Three extensive field studies were conducted when Gordiejew lived in Yugoslavia, in 1985/86, 1989, and 1994. The author, who is neither Jewish nor southern Slav, based this ethnographic study of the identity of the Jews of Yugoslavia on a wealth of archival and other written material, extensive personal encounters, and theoretical works in the field of anthropology. The author points out that the Jews of Yugoslavia themselves had diverse histories amid the mosaic of the peoples of the former federation. There were Sephardic Jews who lived in the former Ottoman Empire who differed significantly from the Ashkenazi Jews of the former Hapsburg Empire. Both groups were predominantly urban; most of them settled in Belgrade, Zagreb, and Sarajevo (75% of post World War II Jews lived in these three cities). The Ashkenazi Jews (who moved from Yiddish-speaking to the vernacular) were open to liberal influences much earlier than the Sephardic (Ladino-speaking) community. The author first provides a historical sketch of Jewish life in the Balkans. Then he pays attention to the period from the establishment of the Yugoslav state (1919) until the Holocaust describing it as fragmenting but still integrating elements of distinct Jewishness. This was a period when many Jews opted for the political left and became completely secularized. The terrible human losses during the Holocaust shattered the Jewish communities; some Jews joined the national liberation struggle of Tito's partisans. Subjects: Jews - Yugoslavia - History. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Yugoslavia. Joden. Holocaust. Tweede Wereldoorlog. Juifs - Yougoslavie - Histoire. Shoah - Yougoslavie. Yugoslavia - Ethnic relations. Light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SEF-47-4) (ID #33027) $30.00.
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  146. 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 [Masonry; 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.
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  148. Ussoskin, M. BERICHT ÜBER DIE KLEINKREDITKASSE 'NARODEN TRUD' IN SOFIA (SOCIÉTÉ COOPÉRATIVE POUR L'ÉPARGNE ET LE SECOURS MUTUEL 'LE TRAVAIL DU PEUPLE'). Published by the Author? 1937. 215x275mm. Original paper Wrappers, 8vo, 52+II pages. In German. Report on Jewish small-scale credit systems operating in Sofia, Bulgaria. Title translates as, “Report on the Small Loans Fund 'Naroden Trud' in Sofia (Cooperative Savings and mutual aid 'The Work of the People'.” With the Holocaust already on the horizon, this material was collected and edited by M. Ussoskin. Many statistical details on Jews in Bulgaria, lists of different places where Jewish communities existed with numbers of members, synagogues, schools etc. And even the members' professions. Signed by Ussoskin. Tragically, reports like this (this one even in German), were often used by Nazis during the German occupation to identify Jews for deportation. Very Good Condition. (alt#) $425.00.
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  150. Yugoslavia) Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije. JEVREJSKI ALMANAH 1959-60. Beograd: Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije, 1960. Cloth, 4to. 344 pages. Photos. A triennial periodical (published every tree years. ) SUBJECT(S): Jews – Yugoslavia. Covers show edgewear. Pages are darkened, have some marks, good condition. (SEF-45-14) (ID #30975) $50.00.

     

     

     

     

     

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  152. Rozen, Minna. YEME HA-SAHAR: PERAKIM BE-TOLDOT HA-YEHUDIM BA-IMPERYAH HA-OTOMANIT. Tel-Aviv; Ha-Katedrah Le-Heker Yahadut Saloniki Ve-Yavan, 1996. Original Cloth. 8vo. 412 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with correspondence from the 17th and 18th centuries in English and Italian; includes a dozen illustrations and fascimiles. English title page: The days of the crescent: chapters in the history of the Jews in the Ottoman Empire. Edited by Minna Rozen. Includes essays on economic, political, and social histories of jewish communities in Ragusa, Salonika, Istanbul, Izmir, and generally in the Ottoman Empire. In the series: Publications of the Diaspora Research Institute, 111. Publications of the Chair for the History and Culture of the Jews of Salonika and Greece. New series, 2. Subjects: Jews - Turkey - History. Sephardim - Turkey - History. Turkey - History - Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-46-5) (ID #32990) $55.00.
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  154. Moreh, Shmuel. FIHRIS AL-MATBUHT AL-ARABIYAH ALLATI ALLAFAHA AW NASHARAHA AL-UDABA' WA-AL-ULAMA' AL-YAHUD, 1863-1973 [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Jerusalem; Ben-Zvi Institute For Research On Jewish Communities In The Middle East, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi And The Hebrew University, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. 221, 11 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Arabic. Introduction and indexes in Arabic, English, and Hebrew. English title page: Arabic works by Jewish writers, 1863-1973. Bibliography and primary source of Arabic translations of Hebrew works, Hebrew works translated into Arabic, authors, and subjects, since the mid 19th century. Inscribed by Shmuel Moreh on title page. Subjects: Arabic literature - Jewish authors - Bibliography. Arabic literature - 1801- - Bibliography. Light wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-6) (ID #32991) $50.00.
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  156. Ben-Jacob, Abraham. YEHUDE BAVEL BA-TEFUTSOT. Yerushalayim; R. Mas, 1985. Original Cloth. 8vo. 592, VIII pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with English title page, table of contents, and introduction. Babylonian Jewry in Diaspora. On the Iraqi Jewish Diaspora in India, primarily in Surat, Poona, and Calcutta; discusses relations with the Bene Israel, Cochin Jews; gives a geographical history of the Iraqi Jewish diaspora in 27 countries worldwide. With 16 pages of illustrations. Subjects: Jews, Iraqi - India. Jews, Iraqi. Jews - India. India - Ethnic relations. Jacket tattered, outer edges soiled, minor highlighting on one page, otherwise clean. Good condition. (SEF-47-24) (ID #33048) $75.00.
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  158. Ben-Jacob, Abraham. YEHUDE BAVEL: MI-SOF TEKUFAT HA-GE'ONIM AD YAMENU, 4798-5720 (1038-1960). Yerushalayim; Kiryat-Sefer, 1979. Original Cloth. 8vo. 471, [12] pages. 25 cm. Second edition. In Hebrew. History of the Jews in Iraq; from the end of the Gaonic period (1038 C. E. ) to the present time. Originally published 1965, Jerusalem, Ben Zvi Institute. With six leaves of plates, bibliographical references (pages 383-415) and indexes. On the Jews in Islamic Iraq after the middle of the eleventh century, Abraham Ben-Jacob's Yehudei Bavel is the main survey. The work deals primarily with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Subjects: Jews - Iraq - History. Iraq - Ethnic relations. Light wear to jaacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-47-13) (ID #33036) $30.00.
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  160. Hirschberg, H. Z. MAFTEOT: SIDRAT ʻEZRE-MEHKAR = MAFTEHOT, A SERIES OF RESEARCH AIDS [TWO ISSUES; ALEF-BET]. Ramat Gan; Universitat Bar-Ilan, Ha-Makhon Le-Heker Ha-Yahadut Ba-Mizrah, 1974. Original Wraps. 4to. 72, 4; 174 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Contains two issues: 1, A List of Jewish Populations in the East and the Maghreb in the 15th-17th Centuries; 2, Selected Bibliography of the Exilarchs, Nesiim & Negidim in the Middle East, prepared by Eliezer Bashan. Volume one contains fold out map. Two issues from the bibliographical series entitled Maftehot: A Series of Research Aids published under the general editorship of H. Z. Hirschberg, Bar-Ilan University. Subjects: Jews - Middle East. Bibliographies. OCLC lists 10 copies. Small tear to edge of wrap on issue one, light soiling to wraps on both issues, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (alt#-SEF-47-28) $40.00.
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  162. 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). Great Jacket. Internal pages nice and clean. Very good condition. (SEF42-9) (ID #28372) $100.00.
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  164. Ussoskin, M. BERICHT ÜBER DIE KLEINKREDITKASSE IN KONSTANTINOPEL (CAISSE DE PETITS PRETS D'ISTANBUL). Published by the Author? 1937. 215x275mm. Original paper Wrappers, 8vo, 66+IV pages. In German. Report on Jewish small-scale credit systems operating in Istanbul/Constantinople. Title translates as, “Report on the micro-credit fund in Constantinople (Case of Small Loans Istanbul).” With the Holocaust already on the horizon, this material was collected and edited by M. Ussoskin. Many statistical details on Jews in Turkey, lists of different places where Jewish communities existed with numbers of members, synagogues, schools etc. And even the members' professions. Signed by Ussoskin. Tragically, reports like this (this one even in German), were often used by Nazis during the German occupation to identify Jews for deportation. Cover slightly wrinkled, yellowing and slightly stained. Very Good- Condition. (alt#) $400.00.
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  166. Sabar, Ariel. MY FATHER'S PARADISE: A SON'S SEARCH FOR HIS JEWISH PAST IN KURDISH IRAQ. Chapel Hill, N. C.; Algonquin Books Of Chapel Hill, 2008. Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 332 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “In the 1950s, after the founding of the state of Israel, Yona and his family emigrated there with the mass exodus of 120, 000 Jews from Iraq; one of the world's largest and least-known diasporas. Almost overnight, the Kurdish Jews' exotic culture and language were doomed to extinction. Yona, who became an esteemed professor at UCLA, dedicated his career to preserving his people's traditions. But to his first-generation American son Ariel, Yona was a reminder of a strange immigrant heritage on which he had turned his back until he had a son of his own. My Father's Paradise is Ariel Sabar's quest to reconcile present and past. As father and son travel together to today's postwar Iraq to find what's left of Yona's birthplace, Ariel brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, telling his family's story and discovering his own role in this sweeping saga. What he finds in the Sephardic Jews' millennia-long survival in Islamic lands is an improbable story of tolerance and hope. Ariel Sabar's My Father's Paradise is the Winner of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Jews, Kurdish - Iraq - Zakhu. Jews, Kurdish - Israel. Jews, Kurdish - United States. Sabar, Yona. Sabar, Ariel. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (SEF-46-17) (ID #33002) $30.00.
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  168. Ben-Jacob, Abraham. YEHUDE BAVEL: MI-SOF TEKUFAT HA-GE'ONIM AD YAMENU, 4798-5720 (1038-1960). Yerushalayim; Mekhon Ben-Tsevi Ba-Universitah Ha-ivrit, al-Yede Hotsa'at "kiryat Sefer", 1965. Original Cloth. 4to. 471 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. English title page verso: History of the Jews in Iraq, from the end of the Gaonic period (1038 C. E. ) to the present time. “On the Jews in Islamic Iraq after the middle of the eleventh century, Abraham Ben-Jacob's Yehudei Bavel is the main survey. The work deals primarily with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In fact the material on the period up to the middle of the seventeenth century occupies a mere 75 out of a total of about 340 pages of text, which gives some indication of the paucity of data for this lengthy span of time. The part of the book is mainly biographical and demographic. The author summarizes previous scholarship and adds little in the way of new perspectives. ” (Sephardic Studies in the University, pg 58.) Subjects: Jews - Iraq - History. Light wear to jacket, previous owners name on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-18) (ID #33003) $30.00.
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  170. Ben-Jacob, Abraham. YEHUDE BAVEL: MI-SOF TEKUFAT HA-GE'ONIM AD YAMENU, 4798-5720 (1038-1960). Yerushalayim; Kiryat-Sefer, 1979. Original Cloth. 8vo. 471, [12] pages. 25 cm. Second edition. In Hebrew. History of the Jews in Iraq; from the end of the Gaonic period (1038 C. E. ) to the present time. Originally published 1965, Jerusalem, Ben Zvi Institute. With six leaves of plates, bibliographical references (pages 383-415) and indexes. On the Jews in Islamic Iraq after the middle of the eleventh century, Abraham Ben-Jacob's Yehudei Bavel is the main survey. The work deals primarily with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Subjects: Jews - Iraq - History. Iraq - Ethnic relations. Light wear to jaacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-47-13) (ID #33036) $30.00.
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  172. Yusuf Rizk-Allah Ghanimah; Reading A Dallal; Sheila Dallal. A NOSTALGIC TRIP INTO THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF IRAQ. Lanham; University Press Of America, 1998. Softbound. 8vo. 224 pages. 23 cm. First English edition. Written by Yusuf Rizk-Allah Ghanimah; translated from Arabic (Nuzhat al-mushtaq fi tarikh Yahud al-`Iraq) with introduction and update by Reading A. Dallal; edited by Sheila Dallal. “A Nostalgic Trip into the History of the Jews of Iraq presents a history of the oldest Jewish community in the world. Translated from the work of Y. R. Ghanimah, the first Assyrian Christian to write a book on this subject and an acclaimed Christian who dedicated his life to serve the public, it contains facts and stories about the Iraqi Jewish Community from the Garden of Eden through 1924. The author also discusses the Assyrian, Jewish, and Christian Persecutions in Iraqi history. 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. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Jews - Iraq - History. Iraq - Ethnic relations. Great condition. (SEF-46-19) (ID #33004) $35.00.
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  174. Loeb, Laurence D. OUTCASTE: JEWISH LIFE IN SOUTHERN IRAN [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. New York; Gordon And Breach, 1977. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXV, 328, [1] pages. 24 cm. First edition. Author inscribed on first endpage. Illustrated with 97 plates, judeo-persion and persian glossary, various appendices on demographic, kinship terminology, and state restrictive codes, and fold out map. “A unique investigation of contemporary Jewish life in a Muslim country - the first ethnography of the Persian-Jewish diaspora, giving the reader a deep appreciation of this relatively unknown culture. The author describes in detail traditional Jewish life in the provincial city of Shiraz and the challenges of coexistence with a Muslim majority. ” (Publishers Description). In the series: Library of anthropology. Subjects: Jews - Iran - Shiraz - Social life and customs. Juifs - Iran - Chiraz - Moeurs et coutumes. Juifs - Iran - Shiraz (Iran) - Moeurs et coutumes. Light wear to jacket, light writing in margins of a few pages, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-46-20) (ID #33005) $30.00.

     

     

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  176. Rajpurkar, Joseph Ezekiel, translator. THE JEWISH MARRIAGE CERIMONY. TRANSLATED FROM HEBREW INTO MARATHI. Bombay; Bene-Israel Improvement Society, 1862. First Marathi edition. Original Wraps. 12mo. [34] pages. 18 cm. In Marathi, with a title page in English. Published by the Bene-Israel Improvement Society, printed at Gunput Krushnajee's Press. Translated from Hebrew into Marathi by Joseph Ezekiel Rajpurker, Rajpurker was a teacher in David Sassoon's Benevolent Institution. Bound in green wraps, with Marathi title on wraps. Joseph Ezekiel Rajpurkar was born in Bombay in 1834. His school and college education proceeded in British Christian missionary schools; he began his career in 1860 as an assistant teacher in the David Sassoon Benevolent Institute and within five years rose to become the Head-Master - a post he held for over 40 years. He gained his elementary knowledge of Hebrew from his father, but went on to master the Hebrew language through his own efforts. He was a self-taught Hebraist; was very religious and served as a lay-minister. In 1871, he was the first Bene Israel to be appointed Examiner in Hebrew Language at the Bombay University for the Matriculation examination, as well as for graduate and post-graduate levels. Later, he was appointed Examiner in Arts. He was the first Bene Israel to be made a Fellow of the Bombay University in 1879. In 1890, he was the first Bene Israel to be appointed Justice of the Peace. Joseph maintained a record of events in the community that are used by researchers to this day. He spent years translating several Hebrew books and Hebrew Prayer books into Marathi for the benefit of the Bene Israel community. Subjects: Jewish Marriage Ceremony - Marathi - Bene Israel. Translations from Hebrew into Marathi. OCLC lists one copy (Natl Libr Israel). Light wormholing on rear wrap, light foxing throughout, front wrap loose, minor chipping to edges, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SEF-47-32) (ID #33099) $475.00.
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  178. Rajpurkar, Joseph Ezekiel, translator. מגילת אנטיוכוס. מתורגמת למראטהי. בומביי, תרכ"ו THE HISTORY OF ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES, OR, THE INSTITUTION OF THE FEAST OF DEDICATION. Bombay: Bene-Israel Improvement Society: Printed At Gunput Crushnaji's Press, 1866. 1st Marathi edition. Original Wrappers, 12mo, [19] pages; 19 cm. Text in Marathi. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Hanukkah. Jews -- India. Bene-Israel. Antiochus IV, King of Syria, approximately 215 B. C. -164 B. C. Bible. Apocrypha. Maccabees. Marathi. 1864. Scroll of Antiochus. Marathi.; Megilat Antiyokhos; Institution of the feast of dedication. Translated from Hebrew into Marathi by Joseph Ezekiel Rajpurker, teacher in David Sassoon's Benevolent Institution and secretary to the Bene-Israel Improvement Society. Joseph Ezekiel Rajpurkar was born in Bombay in 1834. His school and college education proceeded in British Christian missionary schools; he began his career in 1860 as an assistant teacher in the David Sassoon Benevolent Institute and within five years rose to become the Head-Master - a post he held for over 40 years. He gained his elementary knowledge of Hebrew from his father, but went on to master the Hebrew language through his own efforts. He was a self-taught Hebraist; was very religious and served as a lay-minister. In 1871, he was the first Bene Israel to be appointed Examiner in Hebrew Language at the Bombay University for the Matriculation examination, as well as for graduate and post-graduate levels. Later, he was appointed Examiner in Arts. He was the first Bene Israel to be made a Fellow of the Bombay University in 1879. In 1890, he was the first Bene Israel to be appointed Justice of the Peace. Joseph maintained a record of events in the community that are used by researchers to this day. He spent years translating several Hebrew books and Hebrew Prayer books into Marathi for the benefit of the Bene Israel community. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (JTSA, NYPL, Stanford, Harvard, Bar Ilan, NLI, TAU). Very Good Condition. (SEF-47-33) (ID #33100) $400.00.
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  180. Hakohen, Eliyahu Salih. סדר שרח איכה בל[שון] ערבי, כמנהג בגדאד. בומביי, תרמ"ט SEDER SHARH EKHAH BIL ARABI KE-MINHAG ARE BAGDAD VE-KHOL AGAPEHA VE-ARE INDIYA. Bumbai [Bombay]: Nidpas Be-Hotsa’ot Elihu Tsalah Ha-Kohen Fi Iskul Elihu, Printed At The Anglo-Jewish And Vernacular Press, 1889. Original Wrappers, 12mo, [2], 10 pages. In Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, and Marathi. Yaari, A. Ha-Defus ha-'Ivri be-artsot ha-mizrah,; II, Bombay 61. Bible. O. T. Lamentations. Judeo-Arabic. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (NLI). Very Good Condition. Scarce. (SEF-47-34) (ID #33101) $300.00.
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  182. Ashtamker, Shalom Benjamin. TEHINAT YIS´RA’EL: LA-YAMIM ROSH HA-SHANAH ULE-YOM KIPUR. Bombei [Bombay]: Bi-Defus Hadash Shel Dia Bombei Hibru Pablishing End Printing Pres, Madpisim U-Mokhre Sefarim, 1933. Original Wrappers, 8vo, 6 pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew with English translation on facing pages. SUBJECT (S): Tehinnot Texts. Yom Kippur -- Prayer-books and devotions. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Rosh ha-Shanah -- Prayer-books and devotions. Yom Kippur -- Prayer-books and devotions. Tehinnot -- Texts. Order of supplication. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Bar Ilan, & NLI), none outside Israel. Very Good Condition. (SEF-47-35) (ID #33102) $225.00.
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  184. זמרי ישראל. לשמחת תורה. חוברת בשפת מראטהי. SEFER ZIMRE YIS´RA’EL. LE-SIMCHAT TORAH. No Place (Bombay?), No Publisher, 1970. Original Wrappers, 8vo, 44 pages. 20 cm. In Marathi, including cover title; added title page in English: Songs for Jewish holidays. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (NLI, Bar Ilan), none outside Israel. Very Good Condition. (SEF-47-37) (ID #33104) $135.00.
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  186. Isenberg, Shirley Berry. INDIA'S BENE ISRAEL: A COMPREHENSIVE INQUIRY AND SOURCEBOOK. Berkeley, Calif.: J. L. Magnes Museum, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXII, 443, [8] pages. 25 cm. First edition. Contains 24 statistical tables, and eight pages of plates. Detailed history of the Bene Israel in 18th, 19th and 20th centuries; includes overview of Jewish education in Bombay, glossary and historical notes for Indian terms used in the book, glossary and notes for Jewish terms used in this book. A thorough study of the largest of India's three major Jewish communities. What began for the author as an anthropological work expanded to include a clear exposition of the Indian environment and of the history of the community. Published as well in Bombay, Popular Prakashan, 1988. Subjects: Bene-Israel - History. Jews - India - History. India - Ethnic relations. Beni Israel. Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh in good jacket. Good + condition. (SEF-47-3) (ID #33026) $30.00.
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  188. Musleah, Ezekiel N. ON THE BANKS OF THE GANGA: THE SOJOURN OF JEWS IN CALCUTTA. North Quincy, Mass.: Christopher Pub. House, 1975. Cloth, 8vo, 568 pages including illustrations, 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Subjects: Jews -- India -- Calcutta -- History. Subject Calcutta (India) -- History. Signed by the author. Very Good Condition. (SEF-50-9) Author (ID #10793) $75.00.
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  190. Isenberg, Shirley Berry. INDIA'S BENE ISRAEL: A COMPREHENSIVE INQUIRY AND SOURCEBOOK. Berkeley, Calif.: J. L. Magnes Museum, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXII, 443, [8] pages. 25 cm. First edition. Contains 24 statistical tables, and eight pages of plates. Detailed history of the Bene Israel in 18th, 19th and 20th centuries; includes overview of Jewish education in Bombay, glossary and historical notes for Indian terms used in the book, glossary and notes for Jewish terms used in this book. A thorough study of the largest of India's three major Jewish communities. What began for the author as an anthropological work expanded to include a clear exposition of the Indian environment and of the history of the community. Published as well in Bombay, Popular Prakashan, 1988. Subjects: Bene-Israel - History. Jews - India - History. India - Ethnic relations. Beni Israel. Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh in good jacket. Good + condition. (SEF-47-3) (ID #33026) $30.00.
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  192. Israel, Benjamin J. THE BENE ISRAEL OF INDIA: SOME STUDIES. Delhi: Orient Longman, 1984. Cloth, 8vo, 248 pages. ISBN: 0861314557 The studies in this volume deal with the history and religious evolution, as well as some social and demographic aspects of the Bene Israel, a small community of Jews who have lived for many centuries on the west coast of India, just south of Bombay. The author attempts to analyze its reunification with world Jewry since the eighteenth century, and its strong Indian character in relation to its assimilation in Israel. The number of Bene Israel in India has dwindled over the discrimination and persecution elsewhere, they demonstrate how a minority community can live with honor and in complete harmony with fellow Indians. Slight discoloring to endpages, pages slightly yellowing. Otherwise, very good condition in very good jacket. (SEF-27-8A) (ID #32460) $45.00.
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  194. Israel, Rachanel Rukmini. THE JEWS OF INDIA: THEIR STORY. New Delhi, Mosaic Books, 2002. Paperback, 25 cm, 82 pages. Includes bibliography & glossary. This book is a simple account of the Jews of India--- the story of their arrival in the country, their religious beliefs and customs, and their integration into Indian society. While addressed essentially to young people, the book will also serve to introduce adult readers to this minutest of Indian 'minorities. ' Incidentally, it will also provide young Indian Jews an account of their place in the vast mosaic of Indian society and their significance as an Indian community, despite their small numbers. ISBN: 8190129708. (SEF-27-10) (ID #11159) $25.00.
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  196. Silliman, Jael. JEWISH PORTRAITS - INDIAN FRAMES: WOMEN'S NARRATIVES FROM A DIASPORA OF HOPE. Calcutta, Seagull Books Pvt. Ltd, 2001. Cloth, 8vo, x, 198 pages. Includes illustrations, references & index. 23cm. An invaluable cultural document shaped from personal exploration, through the lives of four generations of Baghdadi Jewish women, of a social and cultural history of Baghdadi Jews in Calcutta, India. The author discovers, through the lives of her fore-mothers, how, despite being widely dispersed across Asia, they 'dwelled in travelling', creating a moving geography of Baghdadi Jewish culture. We see how they negotiate multiple identities, including that of emergent Indian nationalism, and how they perceive and shape their Jewishness and their gender in response to changing cultural and political contexts. This book also traces the trajectory of a Jewish presence in one of the most hospitable cities of the Diaspora. These rich family portraits convey a sense of the singular roles women played in building and sustaining a complex Diaspora in what Silliman calls 'Jewish Asia' over the past 150 years. Her sketches of the everyday lives of her foremothers-from the social and political relationships they forged to the food they ate and the clothes they wore-bring to life a community and a culture, even as they disclose the unexpected and subtle complexities of the colonial encounter as experienced by Jewish women. Contents include: Acknowledgements Preface: Narratives of Diaspora; 1. Introduction: Indian and Colonial Frames; 2. Farha: Crossing Borders, Maintaining Boundaries; 3. Mary: Coming Home to the Mound of Olives; 4. Flower: Meeting India at the Midnight Hour; 5. Jael: Indian Portrait, Jewish Frame; & 6. Conclusion: Dwelling in Travelling. Silliman, born into the Baghdadi Jewish community of Calcutta, was educated at Loreto House, a Catholic school in Calcutta, and later at a boarding school in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. A scholarship took her to Wellesley College. She continued her graduate studies at Harvard University and the University of Texas at Austin, and received her doctoral degree in International Education at Columbia University. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Women's Studies department at the University of Iowa. Her publications include the co-editorship of Dangerous Intersections: Feminist Perspectives on Population, Environment and Development and the forthcoming Sex, Race and Surveillance: Feminist Perspectives from the US, as well as numerous articles in the area of gender and economic development, and third world women's movements. ISBN: 8170461987. (SEF-50-8) (ID #11164) $40.00.
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  198. Warsoolkar, Elizabeth Moses; Simeon Jacob Kharilkar. SEFER ZIMRE YISRA’EL: KOLEL SHIROT VE-TISHBAHOT LE-MELEKH KE-ROV TISHBAHOT [SONG BOOK OF SIMHATHORA]. Bombe [Bombay]; Elizabet Mosheh Varsulkar, Shimon Ya’akov Kharilkar, 1933. Original Wraps. 8vo. [4], 32 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Songs in Hebrew and Aramaic, some Marathi. Liturgies, songs, and hymns for Simhat Torah. The work was published by Mrs. Elizabeth Moses Warsoolar in memory of her deceased husband and printed by Simeon Jacob [Karilkar]. The verso of title bear the title in Marathi translation. Printed Bombay, Hebrew Publishing & Printing Co. Yaari, Bombay 137 (variant). Subjects: Simhat Torah - Prayer-books and devotions - Hebrew. Simhat Torah - Prayer-books and devotions - Aramaic. Jewish religious poetry – India. Marathi Liturgy. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. (JTSA, NYPL, UCLA, Harvard, HUC, Penn, Stanford). Edge wear to stapled wraps, front wrap repair, internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-47-36) (ID #33103) $225.00.

     

    CHINA

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  200. Perlmann, S. M. THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN CHINA. London, R. Mazin, 1913. Original Cloth. 12mo. 95 pages. 20 cm. First edition. With frontispiece portrait, “A Chino-Jewish Family”. In English, with some Hebrew. Contents: 1, The Jews in China: General view. 2, The Jewish memorial stones and their lesson. Bound in original green cloth, with printed illustration and title on cover, and gilt on spine. The author also wrote a lengthy work in Hebrew on the history of the Jews in China (Ha-Sinim), “the first known book on the Chinese written in Modern Hebrew was published in 1911 (Perlmann)” (2008 JE). Subjects: Jews – China. Last endpage rubbed, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-24) (ID #32935) $400.00.
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  202. Sidney Shapiro. JEWS IN OLD CHINA: STUDIES BY CHINESE SCHOLARS. New York, Hippocrene Books, 1984. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 204 pages. Subtitle: "A Unique and Fascinating Odyssey to Determine the Nature and Extent of Jewish Presence in Ancient China." Slight tears to dust jacket, other wise Very Good Condition. (comhist-16-34A) (ID #33056) $30.00.
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  204. Kublin, Hyman. STUDIES OF THE CHINESE JEWS; SELECTIONS FROM JOURNALS EAST AND WEST. New York; Paragon Book Reprint Corp, 1971. Original Cloth. 8vo. IX, 218 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Compiled with preface and introductions by Hyman Kublin. Essays date from 1895 to 1969. Includes map of Kaifeng, plates, and tables translating inscriptions. Essays primarily in English, one in French; with Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic throughout. Contains the following: The K'aifeng Jews: a disappearing community, by L. Kramer. - An early Judaeo-Persian document from Khotan in the Stein collection, with other early Persian documents, by D. S. Margoliouth. - The nomenclature of Jews in China, by R. Loewenthal. - Notes on the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng, by C. Fang. - Le Juif Ngai, informateur du P. Mathieu Ricci, by P. Pelliot. - The K'aifeng Jew Chao Ying-ch'eng and his family, by D. Leslie. - Jews in China, by A. Neubauer. - A Chinese-Hebrew manuscript: a new source for the history of the Chinese Jews, by B. Laufer. - The Simson-Hirsch letter to the Chinese Jews, by S. Sokobin. - The Kaifeng Jewish community: a summary, by D. Leslie. - Appendices (p. 201-218): Some major reviews of White's The Chinese Jews. Father Ricci's meeting with a Chinese Jew. Chang Hsiang-wen's visit to K'aifeng in 1910. Subjects: Jews - China - Kaifeng Xian. Institutional stamp on last endpage, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-23) (ID #32934) $50.00.
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  206. Loewenthal, Rudolf; Pollak, Michael. THE SINO-JUDAIC BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF RUDOLF LOEWENTHAL: TIAO CHIN CHIAO. 1988. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1988. Paperback. 8vo, 398 pages. ISBN 0878209107. Very Good Condition (COMHIST-18-32) (ID #31870) $30.00.
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  208. Pan, Guang. TYOUTAI REN ZAI ZHONGGUO = THE JEWS IN CHINA. Beijing; China Intercontinental Press, 2001. Original cloth. 4to. VI, 194 pages. 30 cm. First edition. Text in English and Chinese. Profusely illustrated throughout. “This book tells of the history and life of Jews in various regions of China from the ancient times till after World War II. It contains images of Jews in Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Shenyang, Manzhouli, Hailar, and Qingdao. It gives accounts of how Jews struggled and succeeded in Hong Kong, how Dr. He Fengshan, known as China's Schindler, saved Jewish refugees, and of Jewish internationalists, such as Jacob Rosenfeld, Hans Muller, and Hans Shippe, who made great contributions to the liberation cause of the Chinese people. In addition, the album records visits of state leaders, and research into Chinese Jews conducted in various parts of the world. With over 200 b&w photos and maps.” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Jews - China - History. China - Ethnic relations - History. Minorities - China – History. OCLC lists 9 copies of first edition. Light bumping to cloth and jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-21) (ID #32932) $50.00.
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  210. Pollak, Michael. MANDARINS, JEWS, AND MISSIONARIES: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN THE CHINESE EMPIRE. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1980. Cloth, 8vo. 436 pages. In English. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- China -- History. Missions -- China. Joden. China -- History. Maps on endpapers. In good condition. (AMR-30-8) (ID #31374) $30.00.
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  212. Pollak, Michael; Bet Hha-Tefutsot. THE JEWS OF KAIFENG: CHINESE JEWS ON THE BANKS OF THE YELLOW RIVER. KEHILAT KAIFENG: YEHUDIM SINIM ‘AL GEDOT HA-NAHAR HA-TSAHOV. Tel Aviv, Bet Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldman Museum Of The Jewish, 1984. (FT) Softcover. [60] pages. Ill. 22 x 24 cm. Full text in Hebrew and English. A pictorial history of the Jewish community in Kaifeng who arrived in China over 1000 years ago. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- China -- Kaifeng Xian -- Exhibitions. Catalogue published in connection with an exhibition. Includes bibliographical references (page [12]). Very good condition. (SPEC-37-1). (ID #31740) $30.00.
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  214. White, William Charles; Ronald I Williams. CHINESE JEWS: A COMPILATION OF MATTERS RELATING TO THE JEWS OF K`AI-FÊNG FU. Hardcover, 8vo, Toronto: University of Toronto. 1966.Cloth. Small 4to. Viii, 211, 186, 228 pages. Illustrated. Second edition. The present edition of this book is reproduced almost exactly as the original, with the three parts bound into one volume, and with the important addition of an essay on a Chinese illuminated scroll of Esther by the noted Judaic scholar, Cecil Roth. The new edition also includes an updated bibliography and a list of minor corrections. First published in three parts in 1942 by the University of Toronto Press. SUBJECT(S): Jews – China – Kaifeng Xian. CONTENTS: Historical; Inscriptional; Genealogical. The first evidence of Jews in China dates from the early eighth century. Later, Jews came by way of Mid Eastern trade route, and the first permanent Jewish settlement in China, whose descendants are still present in K'ai Feng, was in the ninth of tenth century. Their numbers grew large enough to be noticed by the central government in the mid 1300s. After the first early settlers, though, no new Jewish communities were created in China until the 1800s; consequently, the K'ai Feng Jews were diluted through, intermarriage with the Chinese, both in religion and ethnicity over the centuries. (EJ, 2007) Very Good Condition. (CJH-1-3) (ID #32054) $80.00.
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  216. Xu, Xin. THE JEWS OF KAIFENG, CHINA: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND RELIGION [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Jersey City, NJ; KTAV Publishing House, 2003. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 197 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Inscribed by author in English and Chinese on first endpage. This book presents the history of the Jewish community of Kaifeng, China, from the 9th century CE through their assimilation into Chinese. The focus is on their social and religious history. Contents: chapter 1. China and Chinese society when the Jews arrived - chapter 2. The history - chapter 3. The inner life of Kaifeng Jewry - chapter 4. Identity - chapter 5. Relations with neighbors - chapter 6. Jews in other Chinese cities. Xu Xin is the Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Nanjing University in China. He also serves as Professor of History of Jewish Culture. He contributed to, and helped to translate, the 1993 Chinese edition of the Encyclopedia Judaica. Subjects: Jews - China - Kaifeng Xian - History. Jews - China - Kaifeng Xian - Social life and customs. Jews - China - Kaifeng Xian - Identity. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Great condition. (SPEC-39-22) (ID #32933) $40.00.

     

     

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  218. Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. Music, Ritual, and Falasha History [Author Inscribed]. East Lansing, Mich.; African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1986. Softbound. 8vo. XV, 415 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Author inscribed on endpage. Scholarly study through firsthand documentation of Falasha ritual and music in Ethiopia, with illustrations, musical notations, tables and charts. Contains: Perspectives of Falasha History; The Beta Israel Religious Tradition; The Contexts of Liturgical Performance; A Beta Israel View of the Liturgy; Texts of the Beta Israel Liturgy; Music of the Beta Israel Liturgy; Rethinking Falasha History. In the series: Ethiopian series monograph no. 17. Subjects: Jews - Ethiopia - Music - History and criticism. Synagogue music - Ethiopia. Judaism - Ethiopia - Customs and practices. Jews - Ethiopia - History. Falasches - Ritos y ceremonias. Música religiosa – Etiopía. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-10) (ID #33033) $30.00.
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  220. Kaplan, Steven. THE BETA ISRAEL (FALASHA) IN ETHIOPIA: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. New York: New York University Press, 1992. Softcover, 8vo, xi, 231 pages, illustrated, map, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Ethiopia -- History. Falasja’s. Ethiopia -- Ethnic relations. Jews; History; Ethiopia. Includes bibliographical references on pages 211-224 and index. Very good condition. (Sef-33-8) (ID #25314) $30.00.

     

     

     

     

     

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  222. Congregation Shearith Israel. THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE SYNAGOGUE IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK: 350TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER, SHEARITH ISRAEL, CELEBRATING 350 YEARS, 1654-2004. New York; The Synagogue, 2004. Original Wraps. 4to. [122] pages. 26 cm. First Edition. Finely printed dinner brochure for the 350th anniversary of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York (founded in 1654). Shearith Israel is the first Jewish Congregation in North America. First page transparent paper and gilt: Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in the City of New York, Cordially Invites You to Its 350th Anniversary Dinner Dance Honoring Edgar J. Nathan 3rd and and Ezra K. Zilkha: Sunday, the Twenty-first of March, Two Thousand and Four, the St. Regis Hotel. Includes laid in brochure for the dinner menu and program. Profusely illustrated throughout, with fascimile letters from the white house and various sefardic congregations, with timeline of Shearith Israel, timeline of Shearith Israel Societies, and Rabbinic timeline; predominantly advertisements and words of congratulations from members of the congregation and friends. Subjects: Sephardim - New York (State) - New York. Sephardim - Religious life. Nathan, Edgar J. 3rd. Zilkha, Ezra K. Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) - Anniversaries, etc. OCLC lists 3 copies (NYPL, UCLA, American Sephardi Federation). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-34-1) (ID #32978) $50.00.
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  224. Yeshiva University. Sephardic Studies Program. THE AMERICAN SEPHARDI. VOL IX. New York; Sephardic Studies Program Of Yeshiva University, 1978. Original Wraps. 8vo. 224 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Last volume issued of the American Sephardi Journal (1966-1978). With 51 illustrations, and transliterated Ladino. Includes essays in appreciation of Dr. Samuel Belkin, 'Fraternization between Jews and Christians in Spain before 1492', 'Yehuda Halevi and his Cid', 'Taqqanot of Valladolid of 1432', review essays, books reviewed, articles reviewed, Sephardic Activities, and Im Memoriam. Subjects: Sephardim - Periodicals. Sephardim - United States - Periodicals. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-34-3) (ID #32980) $30.00.
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  226. Congregation Shearith Israel. TERCENTENARY PAGES: CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK. New York City; The Congregation, 1954. Original Wraps. 8vo. [16] pages. 25 cm. Imprint and date of publication from colophon. Xerographic reprint, measures 28cm. Fascimiles includes letter from the white house, telegram from the mayor of NY, contemporary newspaper reports, photgraphs, and assorted texts. Subjects: Jews - New York (State) - New York - History. Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) - Anniversaries, etc. OCLC lists four copies (Jtsa, Harvard, Duke, Penn), none in New York. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Condition. (SEF-34-4) (ID #32981) $30.00.
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  228. (Charleston, Sc) 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. Edges worn and dusty, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-41-44) (ID #31351) $60.00.
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  230. 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.
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  232. Gutstein, Morris A. AARON LOPEZ AND JUDAH TOURO: A REFUGEE AND A SON OF A REFUGEE. New York: Behrmans, 1939. Cloth, 8vo; 118 pages; Illustrated. First edition. Lopez & Touro were Sephardic founders of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the Oldest Synagogue in North America. A nicely done double-biography. Library stamp on title page verso. Lightly faded area along top of cover. Very Good Condition. (AMR-26-4) (ID #30722) $30.00.
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  234. 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, 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.
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  236. Kraus, Walter Max. Ed. THE SAINT CHARLES. VOL. 1, NO. 1 (JAN. 1935). Camden, N. J.; Gibbten Co., 1935. Cloth. 8vo. 161 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "Named to commemorate the ship which brought the first group of Jewish settlers to America in September, 1654; devoted to the history and genealogy of the ancestors, founders and descendants of those Jewish families which settled in America prior to 1789." The first issue appears to the the only one published, though it was announced as a quarterly. The contributing editors include Cecil Roth and David de Sola Pool. Includes color and black and white illustrated plates, and large fold out geneaological chart. Includes essays on 'New York's Oldest Existing Jewish Cemetery', 'Coats of Arms Attributed to Moses Levy', 'The Bible of Joshua Isaacs the Second; a Grandson of Joseph Isaacs, made a Freeman at New York in 1698', The Will of Abraham de Lecuna of New York'. Subjects: Jews - United States - Genealogy - Periodicals. Jews - United States - History – Periodicals. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (SEF-46-21) (ID #32971) $135.00.
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  238. Liebman, Seymour B. A GUIDE TO JEWISH REFERENCES IN THE MEXICAN COLONIAL ERA, 1521-1821. Philadelphia; University Of Pennsylvania Press, 1964. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 134 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Selected, compiled, and translated by Seymour B. Liebman. This book presents in tabular form all matters of Jewish interest as the appear in the Indice del Ramo de la Inquisicion (Index to the 1, 533 volumes of Mexican Inquisition Documents). With an introduction concerning the long history of Mexico’s Jewish community, from those who arrived with Cortes, to the last inquisition edict against Mexico’s Jew’s in 1802. Subjects: Jews - Mexico - History - Sources - Bibliography. Inquisition - Mexico - Bibliography. Inquisición - México - Bibliografía. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh. Very good condition in good jacket. (BIBLIOG-30-13) (ID #30141) $30.00.
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  240. 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.
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  242. 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. SUBJECT (S): Judaism-United States-New York State-Congregation Shearith Israel. Spine worn at top binding slightly shaken, repaired. But solid. Otherwise in Good condition. (sef-12A-16A). (ID #17445) $45.00.
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  244. Pool, David De Sola. THE MILL STREET SYNAGOGUE (1730-1817) OF THE CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL (FOUNDED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN 1655). New York, 1930. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages. Illustrated. De Sola Pool was a U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. He was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works. His works include: The Kaddish (1909; 19643); Hebrew Learning Among the Puritans of New England Prior to 1700 (1911); Capital Punishment Among the Jews (1916); Portraits Etched in Stone: Early Jewish Settlers, 1682–1831 (1952); An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel, 1654–1954 (1955); Why I Am a Jew (1957); and Is There an Answer?: An Inquiry in Some Human Dilemmas (1966), the last three with his wife, TAMAR DE SOLA POOL (1893–1981). Mrs. Pool was national president of Hadassah from 1939 to 1943 and held executive positions with several other national and world Jewish organizations, among them the American Jewish Committee, the World Zionist Organization, and Youth Aliyah. [Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica]. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Slight bumping to edges. Slight creasing to corners. Otherwise in Very Good condition. Seldom seen. (SEF-45-13) (ID #30456) $100.00.
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  246. Stern, Malcolm H.; Marc Angel. NEW YORK'S EARLY JEWS: SOME MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS. A LECTURE BY MALCOLM H. STERN, WITH RESPONSE BY MARC D. ANGEL. New York; Jewish Historical Society Of New York, 1976. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 28 pages. 22 cm. "Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of New York held at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish & Portugese Synagogue on April 10, 1975." An insightful lecture correcting common misconceptions about early American Jewish History as demonstrated in historical errata discovered throughout years of research, i. E.: the mention of Solomon Stern, an Amsterdam Jew stranded in Boston in 1649, the Jews from Brazil who landed in 1654 being met by a Jacob Barsimson, the boat being in actuality named the Ste Catherine and not the St. Charles, the sprinkling of Ashkenazim among the first Sephardim in America, Marranos in Savannah, Georgia, etc.; the response of Marc Angel attempts to highlight what Stern’s research indicates, the questions it opens, as well as highlighting recent research on the interrelations of Ashkenazim and Sephardim in America and Europe, such as Spanish inscriptions on Ashkenazic tombs. Malcolm H. Stern (1915–1984) was a "U. S. Reform rabbi, historian, [&] genealogist. Stern, who has been called ‘the father of Jewish genealogy in America, ’ was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1981, Stern joined the faculty of the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, initially as counselor for student field work and subsequently as adjunct professor of American Jewish History. There he continued his research, begun in 1950, as genealogist for the American Jewish Archives and the American Historical Society. Stern compiled the pioneering volume American Families of Jewish Descent (1960), an eight-pound tome containing 26, 000 names researched over the course of 10 years of labor. It was the first genealogical survey of Jewish families who settled in the United States between 1654 and 1840, and was lauded as an invaluable research tool in the fields of American and Jewish history. Many American Protestants and Catholics first learned of Jewish roots and branches in their family trees from Stern's data, which served as an important source for Stephen Birmingham's best-selling novel, The Grandees.” (Gordon in EJ 2007). Publications of the Jewish Historical Society of New York; number 1. Subjects: Jews - New York (State) - New York. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Light shelf wear. Great condition. (AMR-43-2) X+ (ID #30740) $30.00.
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  248. 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.
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  250. Marcus, Jacob R. Introduction by A. Leland Jamison. THE AMERICAN COLONIAL JEW: A STUDY IN ACCULTURATION. Syracuse, Syracuse University Press. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo; 24 pages; 6th Annual B. G. Rudplph Lecture in Judaica Studies. Inscribed by Marcus on the front cover, with a typed letter signed by Marcus, thanking the addresses for the loan of a set of family records, laid in. Light wear, Very Good Condition; (AMR-27-46) (ID #6975) $30.00.

     

     

     

     

     

    THE CARIBBEAN

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  252. Emmanuel, Isaac Samuel. HET OUDE JOODSCHE KERKHOF OP CURAÇAO. No Place (Willemstad?) 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. Cardozo, Isak Jessurun. THREE CENTURIES OF JEWISH LIFE IN CURACAO (OLDEST SYNAGOGUE IN THE NEW WORLD; PICTURES, FACTS, FIGURES). Curacao, Netherlands Antilles; Congregation Mikve Israel-Emanuel, 1955
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  254. Emmanuel, Isaac Samuel. HISTORY OF THE JEWS OF THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. VOL. 1 HISTORY (ONLY). Cincinnati; American Jewish Archives, 1970. Original Cloth. 4to. 533 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Volume one: chronological, historical narrative, stands on its own (The other volume in this set, Vol. 2, is only documents). This volume copiously illustrated with over 212 illustrations. Illustrated dustjacket over black cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Color frontispiece of coat of arms. Major reference and source book on the emigration of Spanish and Portuguese Jews to the Caribbean. Curaçao was founded in 1634 under the protection of the Dutch and harbors the oldest Jewish community in the Americas with the first arrivals in 1651. Makes extensive use of archival research to provide a penetrating social history of the community from its beginnings through the 20th Century. Written by the Greek born Rabbi and historian Isaac Samuel Emmanuel (1899-1972) with his wife Suzanne A. Emmanuel (1912-1969). Subjects: Jews - Curacao - History. Jews - Netherlands Antilles - History. Juifs - Curacao - Histoire. Juifs - Antilles Nederlandaises - Histoire. Institutional stamps and marks on endpages, light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (SEF-47-38) (ID #33105) $225.00.

    OTHER COMMUNITY HISTORIES

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  256. Capsali, Elijah; Aryeh Shmuelevitz; Shlomo Simonsohn; Meir Benayahu. SEDER ELIYAHU ZUTA: TOLDOT HA-OT'OMANIM U-VENITSI'AH VE-KOROT AM YISRA'EL BE-MAMLEKHOT TURKIYAH, SEFARAD U-VENITSI'AH [TWO VOLUMES ONLY]. Yerushalayim: Mekhon Ben-Tsevi Shel Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsevi Veha-Universitah Ha-ivrit Bi-Yerushalayim, 1975-1977. Original Cloth. 8vo. 409; 327 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Seder Eliyahu Zuta by Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Elqana Capsali: History of the Ottomans and of Venice and that of the Jews in Turkey, Spain and Venice; Published for the first time based on four manuscripts with an introduction and notes. Volumes one and two only, alef-bet, (ending in year 1519; covers Rhodes, Candia, Venice Stories, Spain and Portugal). Volume three absent, published 1983. The Seder Eliyahu Zuta “a history of the Turkish empire from the earliest times down to the year 1522, is an important contribution to general history, as well as to the history of the Jews. This book (in manuscript in the Bodleian Library and in the British Museum), the publication of which would certainly throw much light on the history of the Jews in Turkey, contains a section on Spain and Portugal down to the expulsion of the Jews from those countries. Judging from the extracts made by Lattes, Capsali was not only an excellent stylist—possessing neither the baldness of the chroniclers nor the exuberance and affectation of the elegists—but was also a reliable historian. Capsali added to the work, which is divided into 4 books and 166 sections, a treatise on theodicy. ” (1906 JE). “Elijah Capsali (c. 1483–1555), rabbi and historian of Candia, Crete. His father, Elkanah Capsali, also rabbi in Candia, in his capacity as 'constable' (civil head of Cretan Jewry), directed the relief work for Spanish exiles in 1492–93. In 1508 Elijah Capsali went to Padua, then a great center of talmudic scholarship, to study in the yeshivah of Judah Minz. Minz died soon after his arrival, and Capsali continued his studies under Israel Iserlein Ashkenazi. His studies were interrupted by the occupation of Padua by German troops in 1509, after which he moved to Venice. In 1510 Capsali returned to Crete, studied there under Isaac Angelheiman, and c. 1528 became rabbi in Candia. Capsali served as constable of the Jewish community several times, in the years 1515–19, 1526–32, and also during the war with the Turks in 1538–41, without compensation. In 1523 during the plague he was put in charge of treating the infected Jews. In 1538 when the Jews were threatened with massacre by the Greek populace, he took the lead in intervening with the Venetian authorities; when they were saved, he instituted a special local Purim on Tammuz 18th. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Medieval Jewish Historiography – Capsali, Elijah. Jews - Turkey - History. Jews - Spain - History. Jews - Portugal. Turkey - History. Spain - History - 711-1516. Portugal – History. Light wear to cloth, institutional stamps on backstrip, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-3) (ID #32988) $50.00.
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  258. Capsali, Elijah; Aryeh Shmuelevitz; Shlomo Simonsohn; Meir Benayahu. SEDER ELIYAHU ZUTA: TOLDOT HA- OT'OMANIM U-VENITSI'AH VE-KOROT AM YISRA'EL BE-MAMLEKHOT TURKIYAH, SEFARAD U-VENITSI'AH [VOLUME BET ONLY]. Yerushalayim: Mekhon Ben-Tsevi Shel Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsevi Veha-Universitah Ha-ivrit Bi-Yerushalayim, 1977. Original Cloth. 8vo. 327 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Seder Eliyahu Zuta by Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Elqana Capsali: History of the Ottomans and of Venice and that of the Jews in Turkey, Spain and Venice; Published for the first time based on four manuscripts with an introduction and notes. Volume two only, bet, (ending in year 1519; covers Rhodes, Candia, Venice Stories). The Seder Eliyahu Zuta “a history of the Turkish empire from the earliest times down to the year 1522, is an important contribution to general history, as well as to the history of the Jews. This book (in manuscript in the Bodleian Library and in the British Museum), the publication of which would certainly throw much light on the history of the Jews in Turkey, contains a section on Spain and Portugal down to the expulsion of the Jews from those countries. Judging from the extracts made by Lattes, Capsali was not only an excellent stylist—possessing neither the baldness of the chroniclers nor the exuberance and affectation of the elegists—but was also a reliable historian. Capsali added to the work, which is divided into 4 books and 166 sections, a treatise on theodicy. ” (1906 JE). “Elijah Capsali (c. 1483–1555), rabbi and historian of Candia, Crete. His father, Elkanah Capsali, also rabbi in Candia, in his capacity as 'constable' (civil head of Cretan Jewry), directed the relief work for Spanish exiles in 1492–93. In 1508 Elijah Capsali went to Padua, then a great center of talmudic scholarship, to study in the yeshivah of Judah Minz. Minz died soon after his arrival, and Capsali continued his studies under Israel Iserlein Ashkenazi. His studies were interrupted by the occupation of Padua by German troops in 1509, after which he moved to Venice. In 1510 Capsali returned to Crete, studied there under Isaac Angelheiman, and c. 1528 became rabbi in Candia. Capsali served as constable of the Jewish community several times, in the years 1515–19, 1526–32, and also during the war with the Turks in 1538–41, without compensation. In 1523 during the plague he was put in charge of treating the infected Jews. In 1538 when the Jews were threatened with massacre by the Greek populace, he took the lead in intervening with the Venetian authorities; when they were saved, he instituted a special local Purim on Tammuz 18th. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Medieval Jewish Historiography – Capsali, Elijah. Jews - Turkey - History. Jews - Spain - History. Jews - Portugal. Turkey - History. Spain - History - 711-1516. Portugal – History. Light wear to cloth, institutional stamps on backstrip, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-4) (ID #32989) $30.00.
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  260. Tritton, A. S. THE CALIPHS AND THEIR NON-MUSLIM SUBJECTS; A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE COVENANT OF 'UMAR. London; F. Cass, 1970. Original Cloth. 8vo. 240 pages. 22 cm. Second edition. Reprint of the 1930 edition (printed in Bombay). “The general conditions under which Christians were entitled to protection from their Muslim rulers were laid down in the convenant of 'Umar. But the Mulsim attitude gradually changed, and this study traces clearly and in detail the fluctuation from lenience to severity, from indulgence to persecution, and the way in which non-Muslims were affected by the growing restrictions imposed on them. However, it was nearly always the Mulsim mob rather than the rulers themselves who displayed less tolerance, and despite some remarkably severe and often degrading restrictions concerning dress, religious belief and practice and social life, it appears that in general, professors of dissident creeds under Mulsim rule received far better treatment than under Christian rulers for many centuries. Still regarded as a standard work on the subject. ” (Publishers description). Arthur Stanley Tritton, D. Litt. (1881-1973) was a British historian and scholar of Islam. He was appointed Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 1938, and also spent some time teaching at Aligarh University. He published his work as A. S. Tritton. Issue 14 of Islam and the Muslim world. Subjects: Dhimmis (Islamic law). Islamic Empire - Politics and government. Freedom of religion - Islamic Empire. Islamic law. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (SEF-46-8) (ID #32993) $30.00.
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  262. Resner, Lawrence. ETERNAL STRANGER; THE PLIGHT OF THE MODERN JEW FROM BAGHDAD TO CASABLANCA. Garden City, N. Y. Doubleday, 1951. Original Cloth. 8vo. 216 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Foreword by Bartley C. Crum. Written by an experienced San Francisco journalist, this report, after a year long travel through Noth Africa and the middle east, describes conditions of Jewish life in various cities and towns, and paints a picture of horror at the poverty most communities live in; it shows the impact and shift in internal state politics of various countries concerning the state of Israel and zionism, and the increased prevalence of oppression of various jewish communties, who, the author states, will emigrate soon to Israel if allowed. Subjects: Jews - Africa, North. Jews - Middle East. Jacket bumped at edges. Minor pen marks on endpages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SEF-46-10) (ID #32995) $30.00.
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  264. 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. Includes bibliography and index. Wear to dust jacket, institutional stamp on endpages. Otherwise in very good condition. (SEF-50-7) (ID #32429) $30.00.
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  266. Manasseh Ben Israel; Lucien Wolf. MENASSEH BEN ISRAEL'S MISSION TO OLIVER CROMWELL: BEING A REPRINT OF THE PAMPHLETS PUBLISHED BY MENASSEH BEN ISRAEL TO PROMOTE THE RE-ADMISSION OF THE JEWS TO ENGLAND, 1649-1656. London; Published For The Jewish Historical Society Of England By MacMillan, 1901. Original half vellum and cloth. 4to. LXXXVIII, 190 pages. 27 cm. First edition. With frontispiece portrait of Menasseh ben Israel. Menasseh ben Israel's mission to Oliver Cromwell: being a reprint of the pamphlets published by Menasseh ben Israel to promote the re-admission of the Jews to England, 1649-1656. Tracts have double pagination. "Menasseh's tracts have been printed in facsimile. They have not been reproduced by any photographic process, but have been entirely reset in types similar to those employed in the original.” Edited with an introduction and notes by Lucien Wolf. Introduction: The return of the Jews to England. -"The hope of Israel, written by Menasseh ben Israel" (1652). -"To his Highnesse the Lord protector of the Common-wealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, the humble addresses of Menasseh ben Israel" (1655). -"Vindiciæ Judæorum, or, A letter in answer to certain questions propounded by a noble and learned gentleman, wherein all objections are candidly, and yet fully cleared, by Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel" (1656). Attractively bound in blue cloth and half vellum, with elaborate gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Great Britain. Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658. Light bumping to edges of cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Great condition. (SEF-46-22) (ID #32972) $100.00.

    GENEALOGY

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  268. Joseph Ben Judah Berdugo. KETONET YOSEF, PART II ONLY (OF 3). Casablanca, Imp. Razon, 1935 . 1st edition. Original Cloth, folio. [11], 75 leaves. Inscribed by the author’s grandson, who published the work. It includes a a history of the family and a rabbinic declaration that the family is indeed decended from King David. Also included is a list of subscribers and their locations, mentioning New York as the Capital of America (! ). Rabbi Joseph b. Judah Berdugo (1802–1854), dayyan in Meknes, was a scholar whose works include a lexicon of Hebrew laws of the Hoshen Mishpat and their derivatives, Ketonet Yosef (3 vols. 1922–43). Other works are unpublished. The Berdugo family produced many distinguished rabbis in Morocco, chiefly in Meknes. Light Wear, About Very Good Condition (alt#-sef-m-6) $240.00.

     

     

    ART AND ILLUSTRATED

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  270. [Unknown Photographer]. [SEVENTEEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF JEWISH RHODES]. [Rhodes], [mid-20th century]. Photograph, Black and White. Seventeen photographs. 12.5 x 8.5 cm. Seventeen black and white photographs of Jewish Rhodes, unknown provenance, likely from mid 20th century. Four photographs have notes in English on back, which state: “A street in the Jewish Quarter of Rhodes”, “The Street on which Kahal Shalom Stands. Entrance to the Courtyard of K. Shalom has doors with Magen David Symbol. Rhodes”, two state “Entrance to the Courtyard of Kahal Shalom in Rhodes”. All four labeled photographs are depictions of the same street (Calle de Kahal Shalom) from different angles; one further photograph also depicts another angle of the Kahal Shalom door; two photographs depict the interior of the synagogue (depicting the Ehal, a marble niche where the sacred books of the Torah are kept, on the Eastern wall); one photograph depicting what appears to be the Plaque of 1767; one photograph depicting what appears to be a part of the south side of the square (depicting three stores, electronics, clock shop, with a printers above), one photograph depicting the Fountain in 'La Calle Ancha' (The street called “La Called Ancha” was the heart of the Jewish Quarter and was situated where the residential area ended and the business district started. The main street was known for hundreds of years as “La Calle Ancha” which means “the wide street” in the Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) language. The present fountain ornamented with three seahorses replaced a previous fountain that was destroyed during World War II. - Rhodes Jewish Museum); two photographs depicting the same three individuals (one depicting the individuals in front of the fountain in La Calle Ancha, depicting the northeast side of the plaza), most likely those who took the photographs; two photographs of alleys (unclear owing to the rubble in one alley, and a knocked down building in the background of another); three photographs depicting structures near the sea. Subjects: Jewish Rhodes – Photographs. Kahal Shalom Synagogue Rhodes – Photographs. Jewish Quarter of Rhodes – Photographs. Landmarks – Jewish Rhodes. All photographs clean and well preserved. (SEF-46-23) (ID #32973) $200.00.
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  272. Bar-Am, Micha; Ruth Porter. JEWS IN ARAB LANDS TODAY: PHOTOGRAPHS. Tel Aviv; Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum Of The Jewish Diaspora, 1996. Original Cloth. 4to. 143 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Illustrated throughout with black and white, some color, photographs. Jews in Arab lands today: photographs; in conjunction with the Exhibition "Jews in Arab Lands Today - Photographs", Beth Hatefutsoth Tel Aviv, March 14 - Ocober 5, 1996. The countries represented in this book depict the current existence of Jews in North Africa and the Middle East, stressing the characteristics of each community through cultural, economic, and social aspects. Subjects: Jews - Arab countries - Pictorial works - Exhibitions. Documentary photography – Exhibitions. Still in plastic wrap, straight from publisher. Great condition. (alt#-SEF-47-30) $30.00.
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  274. Juhasz, Esther; Miriam Russo-Katz. SEPHARDI JEWS IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: ASPECTS OF MATERIAL CULTURE. Jerusalem; Israel Museum, 1990. Softbound. 8vo. 280, [64] pages. 25 cm. First edition. With 97 colored photographs, 243 black and white photographs, 43 illustrations, and a glossary of Ladino and Turkish terms. A collection of articles, photographs, and drawings devoted to the material culture of Sephardic Jews under the Ottoman Empire. Catalog of the exhibition held at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, May 17, 1989-Oct. 22, 1989 and at the Jewish Museum, New York, Spring 1990. Curator of the exhibition: Miriam Russo-Katz. First appeared in Hebrew, 1989. Contains the following essays: On the history of the Jews in the Ottoman Empire, Jacob Barnai – Synagogues, Esther Juhasz - Jewish cemeteries in Turkey, Mina Rosen - Textiles for the home and synagogue, Esther Juhasz – Costume, Esther Juhasz – Jewelry, Miriam Russo-Katz – Marriage, Esther Juhasz - Decorated Kettubot, Shalom Sabar – Paper-cuts, Esther Juhasz – Childbirth, Miriam Russo-Katz. Subjects: Sephardim - Material culture - Turkey - Exhibitions. (ID #33037) $30.00.
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  276. Silvain, Gerard. DEUX DESTINS EN DIASPORA. 1897-1947: 50 ANS DE MEMOIRES JUIVES A TRAVERS UN MILLIER DE CARTES POSTALES. Paris, A. Michel, 1984. Original Publisher’s Cloth in dusk jacket. 4to. 239, 237 pages. Illus. 32 cm. In French. Title translates to English as, “Two Destines in the Diaspora. 1897-1947: 50 Years of Jewish Memories Through A Thousand Post Cards.” Collections of post cards separated under two headings: “Moi, Myriam Attias, Juive sepharade” [I, Myriam Attias, Sephardic Jew] – “Moi, Yosef Lewski, Juif ashkenaze” [I, Yosef Lewski, Ashkenazi Jew]. Sections are bound together upside down so book opens from either side, meeting in middle with a picture of the “Exodus 1947,” the ship that sought to bring Jewish emigrants to Mandate Palestine. This is known as a tête-bêche binding (from the French meaning "head-to-toe"), sometimes also called "upside-down books" or "reversible books.” SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Pictorial works. Ashke´nazes -- 1900-1945 -- Ouvrages illustre´s. Se´farades. Cartes postales -- The`mes -- Juifs. Gorgeous pictorial endpages. Nice, clean copy. Very Good Condition in Good jacket. (SEF-42-4) (ID #28367) $70.00.
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  278. (Toledo) González Simancas, M. (Manuel). LAS SINAGOGAS DE TOLEDO Y EL BAÑO LITÚRGICO JUDÍO. Madrid: Publicaciones De Arte Español, 1929. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 44 pages, all glossy & all with illustrations. 20 cm. Subject: Synagogues -- Spain -- Toledo. (w-91-1) Very Good Condition. (ID #9915) $75.00.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PIYUTIM

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  280. AMUDE HA- ‘AVODAH: RESHIMAT RASHE HA-PAYTANIM U-ME’AT MI TOLDOTEHEM AL SEDAR ALFA BETA ‘IM MISPAR PIYUTEHEM HA-NIMTSAIM BE SIFRE TEFILOT. Berlin: Bernstein 1857. Hardback, (FT) 8vo. 130 Pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hymn writers. Piyutim. In very good condition (GER24-22) (ID #28751) $125.00.
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  282. Kayserling, Meyer, 1829-1905. SEPHARDIM. ROMANISCHE POESIEN DER JUDEN IN SPANIEN. EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATUR UND GESCHICHTE DER SPANISCH-PORTUGIESISCHEN JUDEN. Leipzig, H. Mendelssohn, 1859. Original Cloth, xii, 370 pages. In German. 1st edition. Title in English: Romance-Language Poetry of The Jews in Spain. A Contribution to The Literature and History of the Spanish-Portuguese Jews. Kayserling was a German-born rabbi and historian, and a prolific author. From 1870 he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest. (JE) SUBJECT(S): Spanish literature -- Jewish authors. Portuguese literature -- Jewish authors. Slight edgewear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very Good condition. (RAB-39-4A) (ID #32912) $180.00.
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  284. Davidson, Israel. OTSAR HA-SHIRAH VEHA-PIYUT: MI-ZEMAN HATIMAT KITVE HA-KODESH AD RESHIT TEKUFAT HA-HASKALAH = THESAURUS OF MEDIAEVAL HEBREW POETRY [FOUR VOLUMES COMPLETE]. New York; Bet Midrash Ha-Rabanim De-Amerikah, 1924-1933. Original Cloth. 4to. LXVIII, 418; XIV, 490; XII, 544; XVIII, 499 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with preface and front matter in English. Limited to 500 copies; unnumbered. Thesaurus of mediaeval Hebrew poetry by Israel Davidson. “Davidson's magnum opus is the Ozar ha-Shirah ve-ha-Piyyut (Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry, 4 vols. And supplement, 1925–38). In this gigantic work Davidson recorded in alphabetical order the initial words of more than 35, 000 poems and prayers from post-biblical times to the beginning of the Haskalah period. Each entry contains information relating to the type and structure of the poem, its author, and all available information on its publication as well as the literature about it. An author index, containing over 2, 800 names, and a subject index are included. In 1936 Davidson received the first Bialik Prize for this monumental work. Davidson's Thesaurus has remained an indispensable work of reference for scholars. ” (JE 2008) Attractively bound in blue cloth with gilt title, gilt upper edge. Each volume contains the bookplate of Rabbi Stanley Platek on endpage. Subjects: Piyutim. Hebrew poetry - Indexes. Judaism - Liturgy. Hebrew poetry - Bibliography. Hebrew books. Very light rubbing to bottom edge of cloth, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-46-27) (ID #33006) $330.00.
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  286. Davidson, Israel. A NEW SUPPLEMENT TO THE "THESAURUS OF MEDIAEVAL HEBREW POETRY". Cincinnati; [Hebrew Union College], 1937-8. Original Wraps. 8vo. [715-823] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with English preface. Supplement to Otsar ha-shirah veha-piyut. "Off-print from Hebrew Union College Annual, vol. 12-13." Contains English preface detailing recent scholarship and discoveries; with list of 1, 287 entries. Subjects: Piyutim. Hebrew poetry - Indexes. Judaism - Liturgy. Hebrew poetry – Bibliography. Israel Davidson – Hebrew Poetry – Offprints. OCLC lists 11 copies. Wraps lightly soiled, with small tear in corner, outer edges lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-28) (ID #33007) $70.00.
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  288. Davidson, Israel. RESEARCHES IN MEDIAEVAL HEBREW POETRY. Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1939. Original Wraps. 8vo. [pages 345-387], i. E. 42 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In English, with some Hebrew. Reprinted from Jewish quarterly review, new series, vol. 29, no. 4. A survey of recent publications by the Schocken Institute for Research on Hebrew Poetry. Includes one plate, and a comparative listing of translation variants of a J. P. S. And Schocken editions of poems by Moses ibn Ezra. Subjects: Hebrew poetry - History and criticism. Israel Davidson – Hebrew Poetry – Offprints. OCLC lists 4 copies (Brandeis, Duke, Hebrew Univ, Natl Libr Israel). Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SEF-46-29) (ID #33008) $40.00.
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  290. Davidson, Israel. RHYMES IN HEBREW POETRY. Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1940. Original Wraps. 8vo. [pages 299-398] ie 100 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with introduction in English. Reprinted from the Jewish quarterly review. New series, V. XXX, no. 4. "As a fitting part of his... ['Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry'] the late Prof. Israel Davidson had compiled a list of rhymes". At his sudden death he left a manuscript called "Mafteaha-haruzim. " The Jewish Quarterly Review published this list, hoping to benefit the owners of the Thesaurus. "The introduction has been prepared, and the proofs read, by Prof. Ismar Elbogen. " He also added bibliographical foot-notes. Includes indexes of the rhymes in poetry of Abraham Ibn Ezra (p. 301-305), Eleazar ha-Bavli (p. 306-310), Todros Abulafia (p. 311-323), Judah al-Harizi (p. 324-329), Judah ha-Levi (p. 330-337), Joseph Kimhi (p. 338-347), Jacob Ibn Tsur (p. 348-352), Moses Ibn Ezra (p. 353-370), Moses Ibn Tsur (p. 371-373), Immanuel ha-Romi (p. 374-378), Solomon Ibn-Gabirol (p. 379-384), Samuel ha-Nagid (p. 385-398). Subjects: Hebrew poetry, Medieval - Bibliography. Hebrew poetry, Medieval - Indexes. Hebrew poetry, Medieval - Rhyme index. Hebrew language - Rhyme - Indexes. Rhyme indexes - Hebrew poetry, Medieval. Piyut piyyutim. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to wraps, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-46-30) (ID #33009) $30.00.
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  292. Sonne, Isaiah. AN UNKNOWN KEROBA OF YANNAI. Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College, 1944. Original Wraps. 12mo. [pages 199-220], i. E. 21 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Offprint from Hebrew Union College Annual, vol. 18, 1943. A new fragment of Mahzor Yannai (a supplement to Piyyute Yannai), from Genizah fragments. Includes laid in plate. Isaiah Sonne (1887–1960), “scholar, historian, and bibliographer. Born in Galicia, Sonne studied at Swiss and Italian universities and at the Collegio Rabbinico in Florence, where he later became a lecturer in Talmud, philosophy, and Jewish history after having taught at the Hebrew high school in Lodz. In Florence he also taught German in a state high school and worked in the libraries and archives of the Jewish communities in Italy. From 1936 to 1939 he headed the rabbinical seminary in Rhodes, and in 1940 became lecturer and librarian at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati. ” (2008 JE). Subjects: Hebrew poetry - History and criticism. Isaiah Sonne – Hebrew Poetry – Genizah – Offprint. None listed on oclc. Scarce. Edge wear, laid in plate contains tape remainders, light water stain in bottom corner, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SEF-46-31) (ID #33010) $30.00.
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  294. Yannai; Menahem Zulay. PIYUTE YANAI: MELUQATIM MI-TOK KITVE HA-GENIZAH U-MEQOROT A'HERIM = PIYYUTE YANNAI: LITURGICAL POEMS OF YANNAI. [Berlin]; Jewish Publishing Company: Schocken, 1938. Original Cloth with dust jacket. 8vo. XXII, 438 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Piyyute Yannai; Liturgical poems of Yannai, collected from Geniza-manuscripts and other sources and published by Menahem Zulay. Publications of the Research Institute for Hebrew Poetry; Series 3; Vol. 2. Bound in green cloth with gilt title. “Yannai, liturgical poet, one of the principal representatives of the old Palestinian piyyut. … Yannai's personality was brought into new light only in the 20th century with the discovery and publication of Cairo Genizah fragments. … Many more texts by Yannai were identified by J. Schirmann in the large Genizah collections especially in Cambridge in 1931 and 1932. They were photographed for the Archives of the Berlin Institute for Research of Hebrew Poetry, together with thousands of other Genizah fragments. M. Zulay discovered many more unknown texts by Yannai among the fragments and collected all Yannai's works known to him, in a critical edition (1938). Zulay, more than any other researcher, was interested in Yannai, and apart from important text editions, also conducted intensive research into Yannai's language. ” (JE 2008) Menahem Zulay, (1901–1954), was an “Israel researcher of early Erez Israel piyyut. Zulay, who was born in Oshcianci, Galicia, settled in Palestine in 1920. In 1925 he was invited to Germany to act as Hebrew tutor to the children of S. Z. Schocken. At the University of Bonn he was awarded a Ph. D. For his study Zur Liturgie der babylonischen Juden (1933). He worked at the Schocken Institute for the Study of Hebrew poetry, from its foundation until his death. At the Institute, he studied thousands of photographs of the early Erez Israel piyyut, especially those of Yannai, that had been collected from all the libraries of the world in order to identify and classify them. He published a critical edition of Yannai, Piyyutei Yannai Melukkatim mi-Tokh Kitvei ha-Genizah u-Mekorot Aherim (1938). ” (JE 2008) Subjects: Piyutim. Clean and fresh in great jacket. Great condition. (SEF-46-32) (ID #33011) $45.00.
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  296. Yannai; Menahem Zulay. PIYUTE YANAI: MELUQATIM MI-TOK KITVE HA-GENIZAH U-MEQOROT A'HERIM = PIYYUTE YANNAI: LITURGICAL POEMS OF YANNAI. [Berlin]; Jewish Publishing Company: Schocken, 1938. Original deluxe binding with Vellum spine. 8vo. XXII, 438 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Piyyute Yannai; Liturgical poems of Yannai, collected from Geniza-manuscripts and other sources and published by Menahem Zulay. Publications of the Research Institute for Hebrew Poetry; Series 3; Vol. 2. Vellum spine with black lettering, dark grey paper covered boards. Clean and fresh. No jacket, as issued. Great condition. (SEF-46-33) (ID #33012) $45.00.
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  298. Makhon Le-Heker Ha-Shirah Ha-ivrit. YEDIOT HA-MAKHON LE-HEKER HA-SHIRAH HA-IVRIT = STUDIES OF THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR HEBREW POETRY IN JERUSALEM; VOL. 7. Yerushalayim; Ha-Makhon, 1958. Original Cloth. 8vo. 23, 302 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Volume 7 of the Studies of the Research Institute for Hebrew Poetry, last volume issued; published irregularly from 1933-1958, first in Berlin (volumes 1-3), then Jerusalem (volumes 4-7). Contents: 'Dr. Menahem Zulay: A Bibliography of his writings', by A. M. Habermann, 'The Origins of the Forms of Liturgical Poetry', by A. Mirsky, 'Equivalents in Piyut and Midrash', by H. Yalon, 'The Qerobot of Yannai with Babylonian Vowelling', by S. Spiegel, 'Fragments of Blessings after Meals (from the Kaufmann Collection) ', by A. Scheiber, 'A Poem on the Hardships of some Palestinian Communities', by Y. Schirmann, 'Liturgical Poems of Rabbi Jaaqob bar Jehuda he-Haber Amani', by S. Abramson, 'Maimonides' Rite of Prayer according to an Oxford Manuscript', by E. D. Goldschmidt, 'Liturgical Poems of Ephrayim bar Yaaqob of Bonn', by A. M. Habermann, 'Indices: First lines of the Poems; Persons; Manuscripts'. Bound in black cloth and boards, with gilt. Contains bookstamp of Rabbi Stanley Platek. Subjects: Hebrew poetry - History and criticism - Periodicals. Hebrew poetry - Periodicals. Piyut, piyyutim. Light wear to edges and endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-35) (ID #33014) $55.00.
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  300. Idelsohn, A. Z. (Abraham Zebi); Naphtali H Tur-Sinai. SHIRE TEMAN = DIWAN OF HEBREW AND ARABIC POETRY OF THE YEMENITE JEWS. Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College Press, 1930. Original Cloth. 8vo. 459 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Diwan of Hebrew and Arabic poetry of the Yemenite Jews; collected from manuscripts and edited with explanatory notes on the poets and on the contents, metres, style and language of the poetry, by A. Z. Idelsohn, with additional notes and corrections by H. Torczyner. The Sigmund Rheinstrom memorial publications, no. 1. Copyright by Hebrew Union College Press, Printed in Palestine. Abraham Zvi Idelsohn (1882–1938), was a “musicologist, a pioneer and founder of Jewish music ethnomusicology. … The Hebrew Union College conferred an honorary doctorate on him in 1933. Idelsohn is considered the founder of modern Jewish musicology and one of the pioneers of ethnomusicology; he was the first to apply the methods of comparative musicology to the study of Jewish music and the first to record music on wax cylinders in Palestine. His field recordings (numbering over 1, 000) are invaluable; their transcriptions and analyses brought the non-European communities into the conspectus of Jewish music. ” (JE 2008) Bound in black cloth, with gilt title, and decorative black endpages. Subjects: Piyutim. Hebrew poetry. Arabic poetry. Hebrew literature - Yemen (Republic). Light rubbing to cloth, light wear to hinges internally, small ink stain to endpage and edge of title page, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SEF-46-36) (ID #33015) $100.00.
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  302. Weinberger, Leon J. ANTOLOGYAH SHEL PIYUTE YAVAN, ANATOLYAH VEHA-BALKANIM = ANTHOLOGY OF HEBREW POETRY IN GREECE, ANATOLIA, AND THE BALKANS. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press; Distributed By The University Of Alabama Press, 1975. Original Stiff Wraps. 4to. 248, 22 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with English introduction and added title page: Anthology of Hebrew poetry in Greece, Anatolia, and the Balkans. Wraps illustrated, printed in red ink. A collection of Hebrew poetry from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, with critical introductions. Subjects: Piyutim. Hebrew poetry - Greece. Hebrew poetry - Turkey. Hebrew poetry - Balkan Peninsula. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-37) (ID #33016) $30.00.
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  304. Sachs, Michael. DIE RELIGIÖSE POESIE DER JUDEN IN SPANIEN. Berlin; Veit, 1845. Original boards. 8vo. VIII, 347, 51 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German; Portions of the text also in Hebrew. Religiöse Poesie der Juden in Spanien, in 2 parts, Berlin, 1845; the first part is entitled Religiöse Dichtungen, and contains poems by Ibn Gabirol, Ibn Abitur, Ibn Ghayyat, Behai b. Joseph, Judah ha-Levi, R. Halfon, Ibn Ezra, and Moses b. Nahman; the second part is entitled Geschichtliche Entwickelung der Religiösen Poesie der Spanischen Juden im Mittelalter; the original Hebrew poems are printed together at the end of the work. Michael Sachs, “German rabbi; born at Glogau Sept. 3, 1808; died in Berlin Jan. 31, 1864. He was educated in the University of Berlin, taking the degree of Ph. D. In 1836. In the same year he was called to Prague, where he officiated as preacher until 1844. He was then called to Berlin, where he remained until his death. His attitude toward the Reform question, which had become insistent during the closing years of his life, destroyed the harmony which thitherto had existed between his congregation and himself. ” (1906 JE). Bound in quarter leather and marbled boards, gilt in spine. Subjects: Piyutim. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew - History and criticism. Hebrew poetry - Spain - History and criticism. Hebrew poetry - Translations into German. German poetry - Translations from Hebrew. Front hinge starting, light rubbing to leather, light foxing throughout, overall fresh and clean. Good + condition. (SEF-46-40) (ID #33019) $50.00.
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  306. Sachs, Michael; Simon Bernfeld. DIE RELIGIÖSE POESIE DER JUDEN IN SPANIEN. Berlin; M. Poppelauer, 1901. Original Cloth. 8vo. XX, 365, 51 pages. 22 cm. Second revised edition. In German, with Hebrew Poems at rear. Von Michael Sachs. Zum zweiten Male mit biographischer Einleitung und ergänzenden Unmerkungen hrsg. Von S. Bernfeld. With a Biography of Michael Sachs by Simon Bernfeld. Religiöse Poesie der Juden in Spanien (in 2 parts), the first part is entitled Religiöse Dichtungen, and contains poems by Ibn Gabirol, Ibn Abitur, Ibn Ghayyat, Behai b. Joseph, Judah ha-Levi, R. Halfon, Ibn Ezra, and Moses b. Nahman; the second part is entitled Geschichtliche Entwickelung der Religiösen Poesie der Spanischen Juden im Mittelalter; the original Hebrew poems are printed together at the end of the work. 1901 edition bound in ornate gilt design green cloth, decorative endpages. From the library of Stanley Dreyfus, with his stamp on two pages, and laid in purchase receipt from a bookseller. Subjects: Piyutim. Hebrew poetry. Hebrew poetry - History and criticism. Hebrew poetry - Translations into German. German poetry - Translations from Hebrew. Hebrew literature – Spain. Light rubbing to cloth, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-46-41) (ID #33020) $50.00.
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  308. Judah, Ha-Levi; Abraham Geiger. DIVAN DES JEHUDA HALEVI. Berlin; H. Schildberger, 1893. Original Cloth. 12mo. X, 178 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In German. With an introduction by Gustav Karpeles, and prefatory poem by Heinrich Heine. A compilaton of the poems of twelth century Hebrew poet Judah he-Levi, translated into German metre by various Wissenschaft des Judenthums Scholars and Rabbis: “Eine Auswahl in deutschen Uebertragungen, von Abr. Geiger, S. Heller, S. J. Kämpf, S. Kristeller, Jul. Landsberger, M. Levin, Mor. Rappaport, Michael Sachs, A. Sulzbach, Mor. Steinschneider u. A. ” Schriften des Vereins für Jüdische Geschichte und Litteratur Bd. 1. Bound in cloth with ornate gilt title on spine and cover, decorative endpages. Subjects: Piyutim. Hebrew poetry. Hebrew poetry - Translations into German. Light wear to bottom edge of cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-42) (ID #33021) $35.00.
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  310. Ginzberg, Louis; Solomon Schechter. GINZE SHEKHTER (GENIZAH STUDIES IN THE MEMORY OF DOCTOR SOLOMON SCHECHTER). COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. New York: Jtsa, 1928. Cloth, 8vo. 549, xvii, 640, xv, 338, xiv pages. The Scarce First edition. In Hebrew with English introductions in each volume. Includes material on Piyutim. SUBJECT(S): (880-02) Cairo Genizah; Midrash; Geonic literature; Hebrew poetry. CONTENTS: Sefer 1. Kit'e midrash ve-hagadah/me'et Levi ben Yitshak Gintsburg. -- Sefer 2. Keta`im me-kitve ha ge'onim / me'et Levi ben Yitshak Gintsburg. -- Sefer 3. Piyutim ve-shirim / me'et Yisrael ben David Ze'ev Davidzon. Schechter (1847-1915), born in Rumania, was president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Before that he taught in England at Cambridge University and University College, London. “His fame rests on the scholarly recovery of the Cairo Genizah. It created a sensation in the world of scholarship, and in its wake Jewish history and the history of Mediterranean society were and are being rewritten. Over one hundred thousand manuscripts and manuscript fragments were brought to England and presented to Cambridge University by Schechter and Charles Taylor, the master of St. John's College who had made Schechter's trip possible. ” He became president of the JTSA in 1902, and held that position for the rest of his life; he was also an early Conservative leader. (EJ, Ben-Horin) Very good condition, a beautiful set. (RAB-57-14) (ID #19252) $300.00.

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  311. Modliano, Shemuel Yitshak. SEFER NE’EMAN SHEMU’EL. Saloniki: Avraham B. David Nahman Ve-Yom Tov Konfilyash, 1723. (FT) Hardcover, folio, 190 leaves (380 pages), 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Other Titles: Nechman Shemuel. 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.
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  313. Amado, David. TEHILAH LE-DAVID H.B. Saloniki; Bi-Defus Sedi Ha-Levi Ashkenazi, [1844]. Later Cloth. 4to. 272 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Title page date erroneously reads 1823; preface dated 1844.Discourses by R. David ben Jacob Amado. The title page with a decorative frame is comprised of four paragraphs, each beginning with zeh (this), dexcribing and praising the work. It is dated, “A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, answer me” (Psalms 86: 1). There is an introduction from R. Moses Amado, the author’s son, in which the first seven paragraphs each begin and end with Tehillah. Next are the discourses, in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words, which are in square letters. There are multiple discourses are on a single subject. Tehillah le-David is on marriage (six discourses), Berit Milah, eulogies (twenty four), Shabbat ha-Gadol, Shabbat ha-Levishah, Shabbat Zekhor, and likkutim. The volume concludes with indexes. R. David ben Jacob Amado, among the Sephardi sages of the early nineteenth century, was born in Izmir (c. 1770) and died in that location on 13 Kislev 592 (November 18, 1831). He went to Erez Israel in about 1800, residing there until shortly before his death, when he returned to Izmir. Subjects: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish wedding sermons. Eulogies. Oclc lists 7 copies. Attractively bound in later cloth. Title page previously rebacked, missing lower portion, not affecting text. Light soiling and edgewear throughout, last leaves lower margin wormholed, with staining, and some text loss on last few leaves. Good - condition. (alt#-sef-B-3-9) $350.00.
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  315. [Maimonides] Centro De Investigación Y Difusión De La Cultura Sefaradí. SEFÁRDICA: PUBLICACIÓN DEL CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y DIFUSIÓN DE LA CULTURA SEFARADÍ. ANO 2. NO. 4. Buenos Aires; Centro De Investigación Y Difusión De La Cultura Sefaradí, 1985. Original wraps. 8vo. 181, [22] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Spanish. Serial publication. November 1985, Second year, Number 4. Sefardica: Publication of the Centre for the Research and Promotion of Sefardic Culture. Every major article in this journal concerns Maimonides, his writings, influence, etc. Includes essays on streets and centres devoted to Maimonides in Buenos Aires and Miami. Contains Author index, and Thematic index, for the first four issues of the publication. Contains a dozen illustrations. Rear page advertisements. Subjects: Maimonides. Sephardim - Latin America - Periodicals. Jews - Latin America - Periodicals. Marranos - Latin America - Periodicals. Sephardim - Periodicals. Latin America - Ethnic relations - Periodicals. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-15) (ID #33038) $30.00.
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  317. Diaz Esteban, Fernando. SEFER ‘OKLAH WE-OKLAH: COLECCION DE LISTAS DE PALABRAS DESTINADAS A CONSERVAR LA INTEGRIDAD DEL TEXTO HEBREO DE LA BIBLIA ENTRE LOS JUDIOS DE LA EDAD MEDIA. Madrid: Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, 1975. Softcover, folio, xcvi, 334 pages, 18 leaves of plates, illustrations, facsims, 35 cm. Dissertation: Thesis--Madrid. In Spanish. Series: Textos y estudios “Cardenal Cisneros”; 4. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Masorah. Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: ‘Oklah we-‘Oklah. Repair to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-5) (ID #25513) $200.00.
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  319. Hussein, Sadkah (1698 Or 1699-1772); Nawi, Reuben Ben David (Approximately 1770-1821). TSEDAKAH U-MISHPAT... SHUT. Yerushalayim: Yitshak Nisim Ben Rahamim, 1926. 1st edition. Period Quarter leather, 4to, 104 leaves; 28 cm. Hussein was a Bagdaddi Rabbi. The Nawis rabbinical and philanthropic family in Iraq. Reuben Ben David Nawi was a prominent disciple of outstanding Hakhamim in Baghdad. His main teacher, the Hakham Moses ben Hayyim, nominated him during his lifetime (1810) as his successor as av bet din in Baghdad, but he died prior to his master. Nawi's teachings are extant in the works of his disciples, the dayyanim R. Abdullah Somekh, Jacob b. Joseph b. Jawb ha-Rofe, and others. Many legends concerning his life are current among Baghdad Jews. At the end of the 19th and in the first quarter of the 20th centuries Solomon Reuben Nawi and Manasseh Solomon Nawi took an active part in the affairs of the Baghdad community, and improving the health conditions of Baghdad Jewry. See A. Ben-Yaacov, Yehudei Bavel (1965), index; D. S. Sassoon, History of the Jews in Baghdad (1949), 136–7. (Jewishvirtuallibrary.org, 2013). SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1800. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Shulhan Arukh. “le... Tsedakah Hotsin;... Im ketsat heharot... Reuven David Navi.” OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Stanford, Harvard, NYLP, UCLA, UC-Berkeley, U of Manchester). Very Good Condition. A beautiful copy. (alt#-sef-m-10) $240.00.
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  321. Jacob B. Israel Sasson. BENEI YA'ACOV. Constantinople, Jona Ben Jacob, 1714. 1st edition. Cloth and boards, folio, [3], 243 leaves. Commentary and novellae to the Ittur, on the laws of contracts, marriage and divorce followed by responsa. Vinograd, Constantinople 385. Wear to boards, corners rubbed into margin of text block, but no loss of text. Title page repaired and trimmed close at top into border design, but, again, no loss of text. Good Condition (alt#-sef-m-8) $400.00.
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  323. Judah Ben Samuel Rozanes. MISHNEH LA-MELEKH. Hamburg, 1790. Half Leather, folio, [2], 20, 63, 89, 34, 71 leaves. Rabbi Judah b. Samuel Rozanes (1657–1727) was a Turkish rabbi, posek, and preacher. R. Rosanes was born in Constantinople. He studied under R. Solomon ha-Levi the Elder and R. Joseph b. Isaiah Trani (grandson of Joseph b. Moses Trani). In his youth he worked in the business of Abraham Rosanes, his uncle and father-in-law, who had business connections with the Turkish army. After his uncle's death, R. Judah engaged in business with his two brothers, Hayyim and Aaron. Later he was appointed to the rabbinate of Constantinople, where he served until his death. He was regarded as one of the greatest Turkish rabbis of his time and was among the rabbis of Constantinople who persecuted the Shabbateans there. In 1714 he was one of the signatories to the ban of excommunication against Nehemiah Hiyya Hayon that was circulated to the whole Diaspora. In 1725, however, three Constantinople rabbis, of whom R. Judah was one, released Hayon from the excommunication on condition that he abandon the study of Kabbalah and Shabbatean beliefs. The rescinding of the excommunication angered the other rabbis of the town. Apparently this was the reason for zealots breaking into his house and destroying his writings. What remained of his writings was collected after his death and prepared for publication by his pupil, R. Jacob Culi. His Mishneh la-Melekh, novellae and disquisitions on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, was first published in Constantinople in 1731 and later reprinted together with the text and other commentaries. Since then his commentary has been published in most editions of the Mishneh Torah. R. Rosanes' fame rests upon this work, one of the most erudite and penetrating commentaries on the Mishneh Torah. R. Rosanes' second work, published by R. Culi, was Parashat Derakhim (Constantinople, 1728), containing 26 sermons on halakhah and aggadah, and appended to his Derekh Mitzvotekha on the 613 commandments of the Torah according to the enumerations of Maimonides, Nahmanides, and R. Moses b. Jacob of Coucy. The book also contains his notes and glosses to Sefer ha-Hinnukh, attributed to R. Aaron ha-Levi of Barcelona. Excerpts from the Parashat Derakhim were published also in the Mikhlal Yofi (Frankfort on the Oder, 1775) of R. Isaac b. Ben Zion of Apta. Some of his responsa are to be found in the works of his contemporaries. A definite trend toward leniency is discernible in his rulings and commentary. He even regarded apostates as having been compelled to change their religion by force majeure. Just to be clear, Rabbi Rosanes is not to be confused with the Shabbatean Judah Rosanes who lived in the mid-17th century and was one of the Constantinople scholars who excommunicated the two Smyrna rabbis Aaron Lapapa and Solomon (Nissim) b. Abraham Algazi I in 1666, after they excommunicated Shabbetai Zevi. Lacks backstrip, otherwise Very Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-7) $225.00.
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  325. Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim; Moses Ben Israel Isserles; Moses Ben Naphtali Hirsch Rivkes – Be’er Ha-Golah; Judah Ben Simeon Ashkenazi – Be’er Hetev. SHULHAN ‘ARUKH MI-TUR ORAH HAYIM. Be-Amsterdam; Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Naftali Herts Rofe Ve-‘im Hatano Kashman, 1754. Original boards. 12mo. [5], 320 leaves. 19 cm. In Hebrew. Shulhan Arukh (“Set Table”) “A summary and codification of halakhah in brief and authoritative form, completed in Safed in 1563 by the Sephardic rabbi, Yosef Karo. First published in Venice in 1565 and reprinted many times in the succeeding decades and centuries, the Shulhan ‘arukh is an abridgement and distillation of Karo’s Bet Yosef—commentary and glosses on the medieval code Arba‘ah turim by Ya‘akov ben Asher. As is the Turim, the Shulhan ‘arukh is divided into four sections: Orah hayim, on Sabbath, holiday and daily commandments; Yoreh de‘ah, on dietary laws and various other categories such as mourning and purity; Even ha-‘ezer, chiefly on marriage and divorce; and Hoshen mishpat, mainly on civil law. … Mosheh Isserles (Rema’; 1520? –1572), who had composed his own commentary on the Arba‘ah turim called Darkhe Mosheh, expressed strong, albeit critical, support for adopting the Shulhan ‘arukh. He maintained that its widespread acceptance gave it halakhic status and prestige that should not be defied. Thus, a judge who ruled contrary to the Shulhan ‘arukh would be considered to have erred and his verdict would be annulled. To prevent the Shulhan ‘arukh from achieving authoritative status in Poland in its original form, Isserles added his own gloss to it, Ha-Mapah (The Tablecloth), in which he presented dissenting Ashkenazic opinions. In this way, he increased the diffusion of Shulhan ‘arukh but also stopped the spread of the Sephardic tradition represented in it through the Polish halakhic world. Subsequent Polish and Ashkenazic traditions accepted the view that whenever Isserles dissented from Karo, judges would rule according to Ha-Mapah; only the absence of a gloss was considered to be agreement with the Shulhan ‘arukh.” (Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe; Shulhan ‘arukh). Printed on ragpaper, with decorative border on title page. Subjects: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Orah hayim. OCLC lists 7 copies (of Shulhan Arukh by this printer in the 16th century; none listed for this year). Backstrip previously rebacked with tape, previous repairs to title page, light edge wear and light soiling throughout, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SPEC-36-27) (ID #31589) $350.00.
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  327. Katorza, Abraham; Jacob Ben Abraham Faitusi. SEFER ZERA’AVRAHAM...’AL KAMAH MASEKHTOT...: KUNTRES SINAI BA-KODESH. Livorno; Bi-Defus Ha-Shotfim S. Molkho Ve-Hevr, 1821. Later Cloth. 4to. 108 leaves. 30 cm. Edition. In Hebrew. 'Seed of Abraham'. Jacob ben Abraham Faitusi, “Tunisian scholar; died at Algiers July, 1812. He settled in the later part of his life at Jerusalem, whence he was sent as a collector of alms to Italy and Algeria.” (1906 EJ). Expertly rebound in later cloth and leather, with gilt title. Subjects: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah - Commentaries. Mizrahi, Elijah, approximately 1450-1526. Perush Rashi. Talmud – Commentaries. Oclc lists 5 copies (Huc, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Jtsa, British Libr). Light soiling, light wormholing, and light foxing throughout, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (alt#-sef-B-3-5) $275.00.
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  329. Levi Ben David, Of Kodnya. SEFER ‘ATERET ROSH: VE-HU HELEK RISHON MIN HA-SHENE HALAKIM SHE-NIKHLALIM BE-SEFER LIVYAT HEN. Amsterdam; Girard Yohan Yanson Uve-Vet Yisra’el Mondavi, 1766. Later Cloth. 4to. 81 leaves. 26 cm. First edition. Part one only; lacking Ateret tiferet. Sefer Ateret Rosh, novellae on the Masekhet Berakhot, by Rabbi Levi ben Rabbi David of Koden. Includes charts and geometrical diagrams. Printed in double columns with marginal notes. First edition of these novellae on tractate Berakhot by R. Levi ben David (1725-80). The volume was originally published in two parts (1766-1769), the first from the beginning of the tractate until the chapter Ketzad Mevorhim. The title page is dated with the verse “The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy” (Esther 8: 16). It has a large number of approbations from rabbis in Amsterdam and Eastern Europe. Subjects: Talmud. Berakhot - Commentaries. Oclc lists 15 copies. Condition. (alt#-sef-B-3-6) $250.00.
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  331. Nissim Ben Reuben Gerondi. SEFER SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT HA-RAN: ASHER HESHIV LE-SHO’ALAV DAVAR. Kenigsberg: Ba-Defus Shel Gruber Et Langrien, 1840. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 68 [i. E. 136] pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Nissim (1310?–1375?), was “one of the most important Spanish talmudists. Nissim's family originated in Cordova and settled first in Gerona, where he is thought to have been born, and then in Barcelona, which became his permanent place of residence. Few biographical details are known of him. He never held any official rabbinical post, even though in fact he fulfilled all the functions of a rabbi and dayyan in his community. Furthermore, many takkanot enacted in Spain originated with him, and his reputation as an authoritative posek was such that he received queries from as far as Erez Israel and Syria. He is also known to have served as a physician in the royal palace. Because of a calumny, the date and causes of which are not certain, he was imprisoned for some time. It is also known that in 1336 he wrote a Sefer Torah for his own use, which became well known and served as a model. This Sefer Torah was moved from place to place until it reached Tiberias, where it was preserved until recently. Nissim's renown rests chiefly on his halakhic works” (Feldman in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Repair to binding. Wear to spine and binding. Bumped corners and edges. Good condition. (Spec-8-5) (ID #25470) $150.00.
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  333. Ognibeni, Bruno. LA SECONDA PARTE DEL SEFER ‘OKLAH WE’OKLAH: EDIZIONE DEL MS. HALLE, UNIVERSITÄTSBIBLIOTEK. Madrid: Instituto De Filología Del CSIC, Fribourg: Université De Fribourg, 1995. Paper wrappers, 4to, liii, 556 pages. Includes facsimiles. In Italian. Series: Textos y estudios "Cardenal Cisneros" de la Biblia Poliglota Matritense, 57; SUBJECT (S): Masorah. Masora. Includes bibliographical references and index. Other Titles: Sefer Oklah weoklah; Okhlah ve-okhlah. Slight wear to spine, small dent to corner of front cover, and first 100 pages. Very good condition. (SEF-23-13) (ID #25147) $100.00.
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  335. R. Joseph Solomon Delmedigo. SEFER ELIM. Odessa, M. A. Belinson, 1864. Full leather, 8vo, 441 pages. Includes portrait. In Hebrew. This book was written as an answer to queries addressed to the author by the Karaite scholar, Zerah b. Nathan of Troki (near Vilna, Lithuania). He named this work, which contained 12 general, and 70 specific queries, Elim, an allusion to the biblical Elim (Ex. 15: 27) where there were 12 wells and 70 date trees. The questions concerned religious, metaphysical, and scientific matters. R. Joseph Solomon Delmedigo (1591–1655), rabbi, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer; also known as R. Joseph Solomon Rofe acronym Ya-SHa-R) of Candia (Crete). A writer of extensive Jewish and secular learning and of encyclopedic range, he is the author of works whose number is estimated by some authorities at 30, by others at over 60. A member of a distinguished scholarly family, he was the son of R. Elijah Delmedigo, rabbi at Candia. In accordance with the family tradition, he was given a thorough Jewish and classical education. At the age of 15, he was admitted to the University of Padua, where he studied astronomy and mathematics under Galileo, and also medicine and philosophy, at the same time continuing his Jewish studies. While at Padua, he frequently visited Leone Modena of the neighboring city of Venice, who, it appears, exercised a lasting influence on him. In 1613, he completed his studies at the University of Padua, and returned to Crete, where he began to practice medicine. From notes which he compiled during this period, he later began to compose his encyclopedic work Ya'ar Levanon ("Forest of Lebanon"), which he never brought to completion. In all likelihood he married at Candia, but there are indications that it was not a happy marriage. He soon found Candia too confining and left his homeland, never to return. His first stop after leaving Candia was Cairo. There he became acquainted with Ali b. Rahmadan, a renowned Arab mathematician, whom he refuted in a public disputation concerning spherical trigonometry. In Egypt, too, he met the physicist, Jacob the Alexandrian, head of the Karaite community there. He was delighted to find in Egypt several works on Maimonides' Guide, as well as certain writings of Abraham ibn Ezra, whom he greatly admired. From Cairo, R. Delmedigo went to Constantinople, then a prominent center of learning. Here, too, he came to know some ardent followers of the Kabbalah, in particular Jacob ibn Nehemias. It may, however, be assumed that R. Delmedigo had already become acquainted with kabbalistic teachings while still at Padua. Yet, he approached its study more seriously during his stay in Poland. He immersed himself in the Kabbalah for two purposes: (1) To find in it solutions which philosophy could not offer, and (2) to criticize it. He wrote Mazref la-Hokhmah, in which he allegedly refuted the attack on the Kabbalah made by his distant relative Elijah Delmedigo, in his Behinat ha-Dat. Since, as R. Delmedigo himself explains, he was commissioned to write such a refutation, it is unclear whether the work reflects his true convictions. He says in this connection: "Do not presume that you can unravel the author's mind from his book" (ed. Odessa, 1864, p. 85). Leone Modena understood the Mazref la-Hokhmah as a refutation of kabbalistic ideas, using it in his Ari Nohem ("Roaring Lion"), a systematic anti-kabbalistic treatise. R. Delmedigo next went to Poland, stopping off on the way in Rumania, where he became friends with the kabbalist Solomon Arabi. In 1620, he was practicing medicine in Vilna, where he became the private physician of Prince Radziwill, and had many nobles for his patients. During the week, he used to make the circuit of the environs of Vilna to cure the sick, and on the Sabbath he would lecture in the synagogue. His nights were spent in scholastic pursuits. Though a conservative in many of his views, he was also a proponent of many new ideas. His scientific bent of mind having been stimulated by his early contact with Galileo, he was a pioneer in a number of aspects of scientific research. In astronomy, he parted company with the followers of Ptolemy to espouse the Copernician system. He was the first Jewish scholar to use logarithmic tables, which had just been invented. He preferred Platonic philosophy to Aristotelianism which had held almost unchallenged sway during the Middle Ages. In medicine and the natural sciences he emphasized the value of the empiric approach, although at an earlier stage he had criticized scientific empiricism. He spoke against the unsanitary conditions prevailing in the ghettos and the lack of organization and order. He wanted to uplift the people by a renaissance of science and learning of trades and professions. His knowledge of languages, acquired as tools for his scholarly research, encompassed Latin, Greek, Spanish, and Italian. He intended to study Arabic, but gave up the idea on finding that "everything that was beautiful in Arabic was taken, with few exceptions, from Greek writings.” Coming to feel that he had been a failure in Eastern Europe, he left for Hamburg, Germany. From there he went to Amsterdam, where his first printed book, Elim, was published by Manasseh Ben Israel (1629). In 1629–31, his Ta'alumot Hokhmah, a collection of kabbalistic treatises, was published by his disciple, R. Samuel Ashkenazi, in Basle, Switzerland. The first section, Mazref la-Hokhmah, appeared in 1629, the second, Novelot Hokhmah ("Fallen Fruit of Wisdom"), in 1631. Except for these two books, the only other material that remains of R. Delmedigo's colossal output is the full text of his letter to Zerah of Troki, which was published together with a German translation in 1840 by Abraham Geiger in his Melo Chofnajim. It is known within the corpus of R. Delmedigo's published work under the name of Iggeret Ahuz, after the first word of the letter. This letter is merely a precursory answer to Zerah's inquiries, and was written in 1624 or 1625. R. Delmedigo refers, in his writings, to a number of other works, which are no longer extant. Among these works are: Bosmat bat Shelomo on arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, geography, logic, ethics, and metaphysics; Ir gibborim, divided into two parts: Gevurot Adonai on astronomy, and Nifla'ot Adonai, on chemistry and mechanics; and two medical works, Refu'ot Te'alah, and Mekor Binah which contains the Hebrew translation of the Latin aphorisms of Hippocrates. Toward the end of his life, R. Delmedigo settled at Frankfort on the Main, where, as community physician, he again became part of ghetto life. Thereafter, he spent some years in Prague - a period about which little is known. On his tombstone in Prague are written the words: "He practiced what he preached - he was just to everyone - the glorified rabbi, scholar, divine philosopher, and mighty one among physicians.” One of the Great Scientific Books of Hebrew Literature. Includes treatises relating to geometry, algebra, chemistry, astronomy, physics, medicine and metaphysics. “The most sumptuously illustrated of early scientific works in Hebrew, and unique in printed Hebrew literature before the modern period.” See National Library of Canada Catalogue, The Jacob H. Lowy Collection (1981) no. 80. C. See Roth, Life of Menasseh ben Israel (1934), 132–4; Waxman, Literature, 2 (1960), 326–8; F. Kobler, Treasury of Jewish Letters, 2 (1952), 486–96. Lacks Backstrip, wear to boards, solid, Good Condition (alt#-sef-m-4) $240.00.
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  337. Raphael Asher Ben Jacob Covo. SHA’AR ASHER. Salonika, Etz Ha-Hayyim, 1877. 1st edition. Quarter Leather, folio, [4], 144 leaves. Extra wide margins. 1st edition of these responsa on the Shulhan Arukh by R. Raphael Asher ben Jacob Covo. This volume is part one, a second volume of responsa having been published later. The title page is dated with the verse “Were it not that I believe I should see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalms 27: 13). There is a lengthy introduction from the editor R. Samuel ben Hayyim ibn Habib in which the initial word of paragraphs begins with Sha’ar. This volume has responsa on Orah Hayyim (10 responsa), Yoreh De’ah (20), and Even ha-Ezer (51). In addition it includes Seder ha-Get (119-120 ff) based on early and later sages, particularly R. Moses Amarillio (Devar Moshe, Salonika, 1742). It also records Gittin given by R. Covo’s bet din from 1840-75, followed by halitzahs from his bet din, the tannai given by the groom to the bride at the time of Kiddushin when there is a brother who is an apostate, and several indexes. R. Raphael Asher ben Jacob Covo served as Chief rabbi of Salonica, Turkey, and man of letters; born 1799; died 1874. He officiated for twenty-six years, rendering great services to his community. Sultan 'Abd al-Majid decorated R. Covo with the Order of Nishan-i-Medjidie. He wrote "Sha'ar Asher,” a collection of responsa on the Shulan 'Aruk, with two appendixes. See Hazan, "Ha-Ma'alot li-Shelomoh", s. V. See also BE shin 1968 & Glick pp. 1256-58. Usual age staining. Blind stamp on title page. Spine rebacked with black cloth. Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-9A) $250.00.
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  339. Zacuto, Moses Ben Mordecai. TIKUNE HA-ZOHAR. Livorno; Bi-Defus Ya’akov Arubas, 1812. Later Boards. 8vo. [316] pages. 25 cm. In Aramaic with Hebrew gloss. 'Repairs of the Zohar'. The edited and emended Zohar by Re-Me-Z, from his initials (Rabbi Moses Zacuto). Printed in Leghorn during its time as a part of the Napoleonic empire. Moses Ben Mordecai Zacuto: “Cabalistic writer and poet; born about 1625; died at Mantua Oct. 1, 1697. It is generally supposed that his birthplace was Amsterdam, although, like the Amsterdam rabbi Saul Levi Mortheira, he probably lived in Venice, the residence of a brother named Nehemiah. He was a pupil of Morteira, on whose death he composed a long elegy, and he was also a fellow student of Baruch Spinoza. He was inclined to mysticism from his youth, and at one time fasted forty days that he might forget the Latin which he had learned, since, in his opinion, it could not be reconciled with cabalistic truths. To continue his Talmudic studies he went from Amsterdam to Posen or Poland, as is clear from the letterof recommendation which he gave at Venice in 1672 to the delegates who had come to Italy to collect money for the oppressed Polish communities. It was his intention to make a pilgrimage to Palestine, but on the way he was persuaded to remain as rabbi in Venice, where he stayed, with the exception of a short residence in Padua, from 1645 until the summer of 1673. He was then called to Mantua at a fixed salary of 300 ducats, and remained there until his death, twenty-four years later.” (1906 EJ). Printed on ragpaper. Subjects: Cabala. Zohar. Tikune ha-Zohar. 1812. Livorno – Hebrew Printing. OCLC lists 3 copies (Bar Ilan, Jtsa, Biblio Natl France) of this edition. Scarce. Later boards shaken and rubbed. Light pencil marks on second leaf, lightly bumped edges, very light soiling in margins throughout, overall, very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-50) (ID #32961) $300.00.
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  341. Zarka, Shelomoh, (Died Ca. 1872). SEFER KISE SHELOMOH: ME’ AHEZ PANE KISE... ‘AL MASEKHET KETUBOT... MAKOT, PESAHIM U-VETSAH. Livorno: Bi-Defus Y. Tubyana, 1835. Period Boards, 4to, 151 leaves. 31 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud. Ketubbot -- Commentaries. Talmud. Makkot -- Commentaries. Talmud. Pesahim -- Commentaries. Talmud. Bezah -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 5 holdings worldwide (NYPL, Stanford, HUC, UC-Berkeley, Harvard). Spine rebacked with black cloth, Good Condition (alt#-sef-m-12) $270.00.

     

     

     

     

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  342. Amzalak, Moses Bensabat; Manuel De Leão. EXAME DE OBRIGAÇOENS: DISCURSOS MORALES DEDUZIDOS DA SAGRADA ESCRITURA. Lisboa; Oficina Da Soc. Nacional De Tipografia, 1925. Original Wraps. 4to. VII, 39 pages. 30 cm. Second edition. In Portuguese. “2.a edição conforme a 1.a edição feita em Amsterdam (1712) ”. "Tiragem 150 exemplares". Limited edition. Revista e com uma noticia sobre a vida e obras do auctor por Mosés Bensabat Amzalak. “Manuel de Leon (Leão): Marano; writer of Spanish and Portuguese poems; born in Leiria; died in Amsterdam after 1712.” (1906 JE) Revised edition, with biographical notice and bibliography by Moses Amzalak, head of the Lisbon Jewish community, of: “Examen de Obrigaçoens. Testifica hum Filho, que os Pays Engendrão, Amão, Doutrinão os Filhos por Dependencia. Discursos Morales Deduzidos da Sagrada Escritura" (Amsterdam, 1712). With fascimile leaf of original title page. Subjects: Theology, Doctrinal. Jewish ethics. Judiasm - Early works to 1800. Leão, Manuel de. OCLC lists 16 copies. Pages aged, wraps lightly soiled, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-39-38) (ID #32949) $125.00.
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  344. Elijah Ben Solomon Abraham, Ha-Kohen, Of Smyrna, Approximately 1650-1729. SEFER SHEVET MUSAR. LIVRO LUZIO Y ESTIMADO … [PART TWO ONLY]. Izmir; Be-Defus Ibn Tsiyon Binyamin Roditi, 1859. Later Cloth. 8vo. 169 leaves. 21 cm. First edition of this translation. In Ladino. Part two (of two) only. Ya'ari number 197. Shevet Musar was “one of the most popular Hebrew works in the fields of ethics and homiletics.” (2008 EJ). Elijah ben Solomon Abraham ha-Kohen, “Dayyan of Smyrna; almoner and preacher; died 1729... 'Shebet Musar, ' on ethics, the best known of his works, divided into fifty-two chapters corresponding to the weeks of the year, and taken for the most part from the 'Or Kadmon' of Moses Hagis, the 'Tokahot' of the Spanish poets, the 'Orhot Hayyim, ' and the 'Rokeah' of Eleazar of Worms (Constantinople, 1712).” (1906 JE). Published in Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey, at the outstanding press of Binyamin Roditi: “an active publisher in Izmir (he printed the 1860 edition of the Shevet Musar and a complete edition of the Me'am Lo'ez on the Pentateuch) and operated a printing house which at that time had been in business longer than any other in the city, from 1857 to 1884.” (p. 45 'Ladino Rabbinic Literature...' by Matthias Lehmann). Sound later cloth binding. Rag paper pages. Attractive printers device. Subjects: Ladino literature. Shevet musar – Ladino. Jewish ethics. Oclc lists 6 copies. Light soiling to title page, light soiling in margins throughout, lightly bumped outer edges, overall very fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-52) (ID #32963) $100.00.
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  346. Hattab, Matouk. ORAH VE-SIMHAH...MUSARIM VE-TOKHAHOT 'IM HIDUSHIM...BA-TANAKH...MA 'ASIYOT U-MESHALIM...LESHON HA-KODESH U-LESHON 'ARVI. Djerba: Bi-Defus David 'Idan, 1914. Hardcover, 8vo, 126 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. Ex-library with bookplate. Wear to cover binding and spine. Spine repair. Light staining to pages and cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-33-20) (ID #25325) $125.00.
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  348. Maimonides, Moses; David Cohen De Lara; Moses Bensabat Amzalak. DA LEI DIVINA. Lisboa; [Ofic. Da "soc. Nacional De Tipografia"], 1925. Original Wraps. 4to. XXVII, [8], 46 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Portuguese. At head of title: Maimonides. With 4 pages of plates. "Tiragem de 150 exemplares.” Limited edition. Text of the Spanish translation of 1652 preceded by a reproduction of its original title page: Tratado de los articulos de la ley diuina... Amsterdam, En casa de G. Joosten. As traducções e os traductores em hespanhol das obras de Maimonides: pages v-xxvii. Novamente impressa e com vma introdvcção de Mosés Bensabat Amzalak; (1892–1978) “Portuguese scholar and economist. Amzalak was born and educated in Lisbon, combined a successful business career with encyclopedic academic activity, became professor of philosophy and later dean of the Lisbon School of Economics and Finance, and was president of the Portuguese Academy of Sciences and chancellor of the Lisbon Technical University. His main interests were economic history, history of economic thought, and marketing. A devoted Jew, he headed the Lisbon Jewish community for an entire generation. His publications are extensive, extending beyond economics to Oriental languages, Jewish history, bibliography, and related subjects. He wrote on rare works of Judaica of the 17th and 18th centuries in Spanish and Portuguese, which he reproduced in facsimile from the copies in his own extensive library. He wrote works on several economists of Marrano extraction, such as Joseph Penso de la Vega, Duarte Gomez Solis, and Isaac de Pinto. The bibliography of Amzalak's publications exceeds 300 entries including Do Estudo da Evolução das Doutrinas Económicas em Portugal (1928), História das Doutrinas Económicas da Antiga Grécia (12 vols, 1942– ), and História das Doutrinas Económicas da Antiga Roma (6 vols, 1953– ).” (EJ 2008). Subjects: Ten commandments. Maimonides – Portuguese. OCLC lists 16 copies. Aged, light soiling to edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-37) (ID #32948) $200.00.
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  350. Papo, Eli’ezer. TARJAMAT AL-KITAB PELE YO’ETS: OT ALEF-OT HE. G’erbah [Jerba]: Bi-Defus Ha-Shutafim R. David ‘aidan [Ve]-Ya’akov Hadad, 1920-1930?. Hardcover, 8vo, 45 leaves 20 cm. In Judeo-Arabic. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Ethics, Jewish -- 1750- Judeo-Arabic. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (JTS, Yale, HUC, Toronto, UC-Berkeley, Harvard). Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Worming to front and back cover. (Heb-33-13) (ID #28042) $200.00.
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  352. Aboab, R. Isaak. translated & edited by S. Bamberger. DER LICHTSPENDENDE LEUCHTER: EINE SAMMLUNG DER JÜDISCHEN ETHIK AUS BIBEL UND TALMUD. Hamburg, Verlag Von George Kramer (Hebraische Buchhandlung), 1920. 1st Edition Thus. Cloth, 8vo; vii, 544 pages. Cover features gilded lettering and Menorah illustration. "A summary of Jewish Ethics from the Bible and Talmud." Jewish Talmudic scholar Isaac Aboab (end of the 14th century, Spain) was also also known by the pen name Menorat ha-Maor, after the third of three books he authored. The book has contributed probably more than any other medieval book to the popularization of rabbinical lore in the Middle Ages: it groups together the rich Hagaddah material divided (lik the Menorah) into seven sections, each of which bears the title of Ner or "Lamp.” Translated into German by S. Bamberger. Somewhat scarce. Paper browning but solid, hinges a bit shaken but still good, Good condition overall. (RAB-54-27) (ID #7967) $75.00.

     

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  353. Pereira, Martin Rodrigues. HOKHMAT SHELOMOH. TORAH CANTILLATIONS ACCORDING TO THE SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE CUSTOM. New York; Tara Publications, 1994. Hardback. 8vo. 94 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In English, with Hebrew throughout. Hokhmat Shelomoh = Wisdom of Solomon. Torah cantillations according to the Spanish and Portuguese custom. With six plates, glossary of Sephardic and Ashkenaz Hebrew pronunciation, Table of Tengameen, transliteration key. “The oral tradition of the recitation of the Pentatuech according to the Spanish and Portuguese tradition is documented here for the first time. Dr. Pereira has compiled this guide from annotations of his late father Hacham S. Rodrigues Pereira, the late Chief Rabbi of the Portuguese Jewish community in Amsterdam Holland.” (back cover) Martin Rodrigues Pereira (1920-2001) was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he lived until the summer of 1942, when he escaped from Nazi-occupied Holland. Upon reaching the free world, he volunteered for service with the Free Dutch Forces in England, seeing combat in Western Europe. After World War II, he emigrated to South America, where he was associated with major export firms. At the end of 1957 he came to the United States to pursue further studies, obtaining degrees in meteorology and a doctoral degree in biology and experimental medicine. From then on he has been associated with graduate schools, government laboratories and engineering firms. Since coming to the United States, he served as Chazan for High Holy Day services at the Spanish and Portuguese synagogues: Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City and Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia. Dr. Rodrigues Pereira's late father was the Chief Rabbi of the Sephardic Jewish community in the Netherlands. Subjects: Cantillation. Jews - Spain - Music. Jews - Portugal – Music. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light edge wear, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-47-20) (ID #33043) $45.00.
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  355. Sa'adia Ben Joseph. VERSION ARABE D'ISAÏE 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.

     

     

     

     

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  357. Samuel Ben Abraham Taeib. AYELET HA-SHAHAR. Tunis, Vebrami, 1911. 1st edition. Cloth and boards, 4to, [1], 4, 49 (mis-printed as 29), [1], leaves. Nice margins. Twenty-four discourses by R. Samuel ben Abraham Taeib (c. 1750-1830). Desirable homilies, their content inlaid with “honey and milk” (Song of Songs 4: 11), “with pleasant fruits” (Song of Songs 5: 13), “set upon sockets” (cf. Song of Songs 5: 15) of fear of the Almighty. The Torah and its wisdom joined together, golden rings and bracelets are not of value, all desirable things do not compare. It is dated with the verse, “Let her be like the loving hind and pleasant roe” (Proverbs 5: 19). However, the highlighted letters indicate a date of 1881, suggesting that letters from ayelet have been omitted, for its inclusion would give the correct date. That the date is wrong is clear from the author’s introduction which is dated Rosh Hodesh Tevet 5670 (Monday, December 13, 1909). That introduction follows the title page, and immediately afterwards is a pesiha (second introduction). A list of the names of individuals who helped finance publication follows, and then the text, in two columns in rabbinic type. The derashot are on ethics and morals, on such topics as reward and punishment, Divine providence, repentance, the shame of sin, the distinction between natural and Divine healing, and seeking the peace of the state. The volume concludes with errata. Very Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-9) $240.00.

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  359. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: KEFI MINHAG SEFARDIM. Vienna: Jos. Schlesinger. No Date (ca 1900-1920) Period Boards, 12mo, 52 pages. Includes illustrations. In Hebrew and Ladino. SUBJECT(S): Haggadot -- Commentaries. Judaism -- Sephardic rite. None on OCLC, though this appears to be a variant edition complete in 52 pages rather than the standard 64. Substative water damage and yellowing, but still solid in its period binding. Good-. Exceedingly scarce. (alt#-sef-m-19) $250.00.
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  361. Bueno, Yishak, editor and translator. [HAGGADAH] HAMURSUZ BAYRAMINI TARIHI: AGADA DE PESAH. [Istanbul]: Guler Matbaasi, 1953. Original Wrappers, 48 pages Illustrated 20 cm. In Hebrew and Ladino in Latin characters. SUBJECT (S): Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Ladino literature. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Nat Lib Israle, Ben Gurion U, JTSA, U of Miami). Heavy wear to wrappers, especially rear, which has lost a bit of text. Stains, edgeware rebacked, but complete and solid. Good- Condition (alt#-sef-m-22) $250.00.
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  363. Gayus, Eliya, editor. [HAGGADAH] AGADA DE PESAH. Istanbul, Mahmut Pasa. No Date (ca. 1940). Original Wrappers, 12mo, 48 pages. Transliterated into Ladino. With illustrations. Heavy wear and staining, but solid. Spine rebacked. Good- Condition. (alt#-sef-m-20) $300.00.
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  365. Mechoulam, David, editor and translator. [HAGGADAH] MISIR HATIRASI. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH. AGAD'A DE PESAH. Istanbul: Sebat Matbaasi 1932. Original Wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages. Illustrated. 19 cm. In Ladino & Hebrew: Hebrew (romanized) and Ladino (romanized) in parallel columns. SUBJECT(S): Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Haggadot -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Back cover has title: “La Agad'a de Pesah, kon karakteres latinos, ebreo I lad'ino.” OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide, (Stanford & Nat Lib Israel), none in New York. Some wear and staining as generally found, but a nice copy, Good+ Condition (alt#-sef-m-21) $325.00.
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  367. Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. THE KAUFMANN HAGGADAH: A 14TH CENTURY HEBREW MANUSCRIPT FROM THE ORIENTAL COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. Budapest: Kultura International, 1990. Full imitation leather. 4to. [120] pages. 26 cm. Full-color facsimile issued in a case (27 cm) labelled: The Kaufmann Haggadah. “Kaufmann Haggadah (Budapest, Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kaufmann Collection, Ms. A422) is a 14th-century Spanish manuscript composed of two parts: 14 full page miniatures (fols. 1v–10, 57v–60) and an illustrated Haggadah (fols. 11v–56). The Kaufmann Haggadah has an incomplete miniature cycle of Exodus. The manuscript is incorrectly bound, as the entire group of full-page miniatures is dispersed, with some attached to the beginning of the manuscript (fols. 1v–10) and others to the end (fols. 57v–60). The facsimile edition of the manuscript, by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, did even more to hinder an understanding of the cycle by printing the miniatures on both sides of the pages and omitting alternate blank pages, thus preventing a correct reconstruction of the sequence. The episodes represented in the extant miniatures begin with the discovery of the infant Moses and end with Miriam's song after crossing the Red Sea, with one miniature of the preparations for Passover eve (fol. 2). Among the biblical illustrations are many midrashic ones such as Moses removing Pharaoh's crown from his head. In most cases these illustrations are within the large, painted, initial-word panels, but sometimes they appear in the margins between the extended foliage scrolls. The Haggadah also contains some red, green, and purple filigree-work panels. The text illustrations are elaborate and contain, besides the usual rabbis, four sons, matzah, and maror, some repetitions of the biblical episodes depicted in the full-page miniatures, such as the labor of the Israelites (fol. 15v), the throwing of the male children into the river (fol. 27v), and the Israelites coming out of Egypt (fol. 43). The Italianate style of the illumination is pronounced. In describing this Haggadah in the introductory volume of Die Haggadah von Sarajevo, J. Von Schlosser attributed the style to northern Italy. In fact, it is Castilian of the late 14th century, characterized by many Italian stylistic elements. The Byzantine-Bolognese figure style and the very colorful, fleshy leaves support this assumption, as does the triple-towered castle – the emblem of the Kingdom of Castile – which is depicted in the center of the round, decorated matzah surrounded by four naked personifications of the winds blowing trumpets.” (EJ 2007; Haggadah, Passover) Subjects: Manuscripts, Hebrew - Hungary - Budapest - Facsimiles. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Spain. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mozarabic - Spain. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Passover. Passover - Liturgy - Texts. Magyar Tudoma´nyos Akade´mia. Ko¨nyvta´r. Manuscript. Kaufmann no. A422. Haggadah. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to case, previous owners signature in pen on endpage, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (HAG-10-22) (ID #31263) $60.00.
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  369. Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. Schreiber, Alexander (introduction). THE KAUFMANN HAGGADAH: A 14TH CENTURY HEBREW MANUSCRIPT FROM THE ORIENTAL COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. Budapest: Publishing House of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1957. Cloth 8vo. [120] pages. 26 cm. With introduction from Alexander Schreiber in a seperate pamphlet laid in. Full-color facsimile issued in a case (27 cm) labelled: The Kaufmann Haggadah. “Kaufmann Haggadah (Budapest, Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Kaufmann Collection, Ms. A422) is a 14th-century Spanish manuscript composed of two parts: 14 full page miniatures (fols. 1v–10, 57v–60) and an illustrated Haggadah (fols. 11v–56). The Kaufmann Haggadah has an incomplete miniature cycle of Exodus. The manuscript is incorrectly bound, as the entire group of full-page miniatures is dispersed, with some attached to the beginning of the manuscript (fols. 1v–10) and others to the end (fols. 57v–60). The facsimile edition of the manuscript, by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, did even more to hinder an understanding of the cycle by printing the miniatures on both sides of the pages and omitting alternate blank pages, thus preventing a correct reconstruction of the sequence. The episodes represented in the extant miniatures begin with the discovery of the infant Moses and end with Miriam's song after crossing the Red Sea, with one miniature of the preparations for Passover eve (fol. 2). Among the biblical illustrations are many midrashic ones such as Moses removing Pharaoh's crown from his head. In most cases these illustrations are within the large, painted, initial-word panels, but sometimes they appear in the margins between the extended foliage scrolls. The Haggadah also contains some red, green, and purple filigree-work panels. The text illustrations are elaborate and contain, besides the usual rabbis, four sons, matzah, and maror, some repetitions of the biblical episodes depicted in the full-page miniatures, such as the labor of the Israelites (fol. 15v), the throwing of the male children into the river (fol. 27v), and the Israelites coming out of Egypt (fol. 43). The Italianate style of the illumination is pronounced. In describing this Haggadah in the introductory volume of Die Haggadah von Sarajevo, J. Von Schlosser attributed the style to northern Italy. In fact, it is Castilian of the late 14th century, characterized by many Italian stylistic elements. The Byzantine-Bolognese figure style and the very colorful, fleshy leaves support this assumption, as does the triple-towered castle – the emblem of the Kingdom of Castile – which is depicted in the center of the round, decorated matzah surrounded by four naked personifications of the winds blowing trumpets.” (EJ 2007; Haggadah, Passover) Subjects: Manuscripts, Hebrew - Hungary - Budapest - Facsimiles. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Spain. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mozarabic - Spain. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Passover. Passover - Liturgy - Texts. Magyar Tudoma´nyos Akade´mia. Ko¨nyvta´r. Manuscript. Kaufmann no. A422. Haggadah. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to edges, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (HAG-8-34) (ID #31868) $60.00.
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  371. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: KEFI MINHAG SEFARDIM. Vienna: Jos. Schlesinger,. No Date (ca 1900-1920) Period Boards, 12mo, 52 pages. Includes illustrations. In Hebrew and Ladino. SUBJECT(S): Haggadot -- Commentaries. Judaism -- Sephardic rite. None on OCLC, though this appears to be a variant edition complete in 52 pages rather than the standard 64. Substative water damage and yellowing, but still solid in its period binding. Good-. Exceedingly scarce. (alt#-sef-m-19) (ID #33107) $250.00.

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  373. THE PRATO HAGGADAH. [New York, Jewish Theological Seminary], 2006 (ca. 1300). Full leather, 14 x 21 cm, 160 pp + commentary. The Prato Haggadah (Spain, ca.1300) is an unfinished illuminated manuscript of 85 leaves, written on fine calf parchment. Folios 1–53 are written in a square Sephardic script and folios 54–68 are written in a square Italo-Ashkenazic script, using a different ink. The illumination of 30 pages is virtually complete. 58 are unfinished, with preparatory drawings and possibly some gesso and color, 50 have text only and the remaining pages are blank. Many of the pages have illuminated initial word panels, comparable to illuminated initials in Christian or secular manuscripts. Throughout, illustrations accompany the text, such as the depiction of the four sons, and illustrations of matza and maror (bitter herbs). Preparatory drawings depicting the story of Noah and the flood appear at the end of the manuscript. Margins are replete with fanciful drawings of hybrid creatures, imaginary birds, drolleries and climbing vines. The codex is especially fascinating because it demonstrates the making of a manuscript in the Middle Ages, enabling us to view its illumination after the text was written: the preparatory drawings, the laying down of gesso in order to cushion the gold leaf, the application of gold and silver leaf, and ultimately the application of pigments. The skill of the artist is of a very high order, both in the preparatory drawings and in the completed pages, whose brilliant colors look as fresh today as when they were applied. Printed and bound as an exact replica of the highest quality of the 13th Century illuminated manuscript in appropriate leather boards and parchment-like leaves. Limited edition of 250 copies. A treasure to behold. Leaf through the haggadah at http://www.jtslibrarytreasures.org/prato/prato.html. $4700.00
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  375. `AVODAT HA-SHANAH: YAKHIL KOL TEFILOT SHAHARIT, MINHAH VE-`ARVIT LE-KHOL YEME HA-HOL, LE-SHABATOT ULE-YAMIM TOVIM: MUGAH U-MEDUYAK HETEV (NUSAH SEFARAD). Istanbul: Ofset Basimevi, 1955. Cloth, 12mo, 352 pages. 16 cm. In Hebrew. Sephardic siddur. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Siddur (Sephardic); Siddur. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Harvard). Light Wear, Very Good Condition. (alt#-sef-m-3) $200.00.
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  377. 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.
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  379. TIKKUN CHATZOT. Salonika, Sedi Halevi, 1865. Period Cloth and boards, 12mo, 27 leaves. Tikkun Chatzot ("Midnight Rectification"), also spelled Tikkun Chatzos, is a Jewish ritual prayer recited each night after midnight as an expression of mourning and lamentation over the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is not universally observed, although it is popular among Sephardi and Hasidic Jews. Writing and stamps on endpapers in Ladino, Arabic, and Hebrew, including many names. No copies of this edition listed on OCLC. Scarce. Heavy wear, 4 leaves repaired, one leaf lacking 1”, with loss of about 1 line of text Otherwise Good. (alt#-sef-m-13) $340.00.
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  381. Noy, Dov; Issachar Ben-Ami. PERAKIM BE-HEKER MINHAGE HATUNAH = STUDIES IN MARRIAGE CUSTOMS. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1974. Original Cloth. 8vo. 320, 144 pages. 25 cm. Edition. In English, French, and Hebrew. With frontispiece portrait, seventeen pages of music notation. This volume is somewhat innovative in that, while, covering one subject, it draws upon different and diversified cultural areas. Four papers are devoted to Israeli Muslims and others examine the problems of reciprocity in marriage among Jewish and non-Jewish residents of Muslim countries. In addition, these articles which deal with previously unexamined topics such as the story motif of the hero doomed to die on his wedding day and the motif of marriage between man and monster. Papers are also presented on ethnomusicology and sociology. Folklore Research Center studies 4. Subjects: Jewish marriage customs and rites. Jewish marriage customs – Morocco – Egypt – Shiraz – Kurdistan. Islamic marriage customs and rites. Jacket bumped and frayed at edges. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (SEF-47-11) (ID #33034) $30.00.
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  383. Abudraham, David Bar Yosef. SEFER ABUDRAHAM: MALE TOV TA`AM. Nidpas Poh Prag [Praha]: Bakishen Un' Katsishen Privilegierte Bukh Drukeray [Erkaufte Backische Und Katzische Buchdruckerei], 1784. Rebound in modern black cloth, wide 8vo, [2], 118 pages. In Hebrew. On title page; “gedrukt in der erkoyfte Bakishen un' Katsishen privilegierte bukh drukeray”. References: Vinograd Prague 940. Majority of text in Rashi script. A well-known source of information and learning on the subject of prayers and blessings. OCLC lists only one copy of this edition worldwide (U of AMSTERDAM). Very good condition. (DREYFUS-4-2) (ID #28582) $300.00.
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  385. Rodriguez Mendes, Samuel. Levi, Naphtali Herz (Amsterdam); (Printer). SEDER LE-YAMIM NORA'IM KE-MINHAG K"K HA-SEFARADIM. Amsterdam: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Naftali Hirts Ben Aleksander Ziskind Levi Me-’emdin, 1726. Rebound in modern black cloth, 12mo, 220 leaves. In Hebrew. References: StCB 7492. Vinograd Amsterdam 1283. Sephardic prayer book. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide, both in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Tresoar). Light staining to bottom edge of text block. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-4-4) (ID #28585) $400.00.
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  387. Mahzor (Sephardic). High Holidays. MAHAZOR: LE-YAMIM NORA’IM. Salonica; Saadi Halevy Ashkenazi, 1842. Later half calf. 8vo. 165, [1] leaves. 20 cm. In Hebrew. Bound in later cloth and calf, with gilt on title on spine. Complete. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. High Holidays - Prayers and devotions. Piyutim. OCLC lists 4 copies. Light wear throughout, very clean. Great condition. (alt#-sef-B-3-2) $400.00.
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  389. Toledano, Eliezer. Kleinkaufman, Avrohom. Kleinkaufman, Dovid. MAHAZOR KOL YEHUDAH: THE OROT SEPHARDIC MAHAZOR (COMPLETE SET). Lakewood, N. J.: Orot, 1998. Hardcover, 8vo, xxiii, 803 pages, 23 cm. In English; vocalized Hebrew text of mahzor with linear English translation. Orot Tefillah series. SUBJECT (S): Mahzorim -- Texts. Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. “Avraham Kleinkaufman translated the vast majority of the mahazor... Dovid Kleinkaufman translated a significant portion”. Other Titles: Mahzor (Sephardic). 1998; Mahazor Kol Yehudah; Title on verso of title page; Orot Sephardic mahazor; Mahzor (Sephardic); English; 1998. Mahazor for Rosh Hashannah, Pessach, Sukkot, Shavuot and Yom Kippur. Is in excellent condition. (Sef-17-2) (ID #30976) $250.00.

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  391. Selden, John; Pieter Van Der Aa; James Ussher, Archbishop Of Armagh. JOH. SELDENUS DE ANNO CIVILI VETERUM IUDÆORUM & JAC. USSERIUS DE MACEDONUM ET ASIANORUM ANNO SOLARI. Ludg. Batavor. [Leiden]; Apud Petrum Van Der Aa, 1683. Later half calf and decorative boards. 12mo. [20], 128, [6], 98, [34] pages. 17 cm. Second Edition. In Latin; Texts of both works in Latin, with some passages in Hebrew and Arabic. Two parts in one. Ussher's "De Macedonum et Asianorum anno solari dissertatio" has separate fly title page. Drop-head title to Selden's work on p.1 (C1 recto): De anno civili veteris ecclesiæ, seu Republicæ Judaicæ dissertatio. Engraved title page only. Some pages in printed in red and black. "Ephemeris anni Macedonici & Asiani cum Juliano collati: ": [34] p. At end. John Selden was one of the earliest to deal with the views of the Karaite Jews, in his ‘De Anno Civili et Calendario Veteris Ecclesiæ seu Reipublicæ Judaicæ’ (1644). Selden was an “English jurist and Orientalist; born Dec. 16, 1584, at Salvington, Sussex; died at Whitefriars, London, Nov. 30, 1654. He was educated at Oxford, and was admitted to the Inner Temple June 14, 1612. He had the use of the valuable library of Sir Robert Cotton, and became interested in Oriental subjects in his antiquarian researches, the fashion of the time seeking the origin of all things in Hebrew antiquity. He was an exceedingly voluminous writer, and was one of the leading jurists on the side of the Parliamentarians in the struggle which led to the Civil war, undergoing imprisonment for his opinions. Almost all of Selden's works quote and refer to rabbinic opinions.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). ‘De Macedonum et Asianorum anno solari dissertatio’ (1648), a comparative analysis of Grecian, Macedonian, and Julian Calendars; part of James Usshers Annals (Ussher Chronology); Ussher (1581-1656) was the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. Our copy is bound in later half calf and marbled boards, marbled outer edges, raised bands, gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jewish calendar - Early works to 1800. Calendar, Macedonian - Early works to 1800. Calendar - Early works to 1800. Karaite Judaism. Christian Hebraism. OCLC lists 24 copies. Old pen marks on top margin of engraved title page, with bookstamp on verso, otherwise exceedingly fresh and clean. Great condition. (KH-1-33) (ID #32099) $400.00.
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  393. 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, several pencil markings. Very good condition. (SEF-41-14) (ID #28316) $35.00.
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  395. Miller, Philip E. KARAITE SEPARATISM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIA: JOSEPH SOLOMON LUTSKI’S EPISTLE OF ISRAEL’S DELIVERANCE. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1993. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xix, 252 pages. Map. 24 cm. In English and Hebrew. Series: “Monographs of the Hebrew Union College. Number 16.” CONTENTS: The Beginnings of Separatism – Solomon Babovich and the 1795 Mission to St. Petersburg/The Karaite Calendar Controversy – Simhah Babovich and the Crisis of 1827 – Epilogue: From Separate Identity to Assimilation – The Epistly of Israel’s Deliverance. SUBJECT(S): Karaites, Jews -- Ukraine -- Crimea. Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252). Pen markings on end pages, otherwise Very Good Condition in Very Good consition jacket. (SEF-42-31) (ID #28395) $40.00.
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  397. Nemoy, Leon. KARAITE ANTHOLOGY: EXCERPTS FROM THE EARLY LITERATURE. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1952. Cloth, 8vo. Xxvi, 412 pages. First edition. 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-45-1) (ID #28691) $30.00.
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  399. Salmon Ben Yeroham; Israel Davidson. SEFER MILHAMOT H.: KOLEL TA'ANOT HA-KERA'I SALMON BEN YERUHIM NEGED RAV SA'ADYAH GA'ON = BOOK OF THE WARS OF THE LORD. Nyu York; Beit Midrash Ha-Rabanim De-Amerika, 1934. Original Cloth. 4to. 14, 132 pages. 28 cm. First edition. First appearance. In Hebrew. Preface in English. Book of the wars of the Lord; containing the polemics of the Karaite Salmon ben Yeruhim against Saadia Gaon. The Book of the Wars of YHWH remained in manuscript until it was published together with a commentary by Israel Davidson under the title 'The Books of the Wars of the Lord', New York, 1934. “Salmon Ben Jeroham (Sulaym ibn Ruhaym; tenth century), Karaite polemicist and writer, a fervent spokesman for the Mourners of Zion (Avlei Zion), a native of Erez Israel or Iraq. According to Karaite tradition, he was the teacher of Saadiah Gaon, an impossibility since Salmon was much the younger man of the two. However, the tradition may possibly reflect some actual personal conflict between them, which could partially explain Salmon's extreme hatred of Saadiah. Salmon's principal work, Milhamot Adonai, written in Hebrew, is a rhymed attack on the Rabbanites and on Saadiah. Even for an age characterized by abusive polemics, the language of the book is unusually vehement, and the author treats Saadiah more as a personal enemy than a theological adversary. In his subject matter, Salmon merely repeats the arguments of older Karaite polemicists, but the violent language and quasi-poetic form are all his own. If the hypothesis that Salmon is the same person as Ibn al-Sakawayh is correct, Saadiah refuted his attacks in a special work, only fragments of which remain.” (EJ 2008) Subjects: (880-06) Karaites. Judaism - Controversial literature. Sa’adia ben Joseph, 882-942. Previous owners bookstamp and stamp on endpage, light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-26) (ID #33050) $145.00.

    HOLOCAUST

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  401. Lestchinsky, Jacob. JEWS IN MOSLEM LANDS. New York; Office Of Information, American Jewish Congress, 1946. Original Wraps. 12mo. 23 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Jewish affairs; Volume 1, Number 6; 1946. Illustrated wraps, map on endpage, includes 13 small illustrations throughout, and a demographic chart of general population of North Africa and middle east and the Jewish population's percentage by country. A brief survey of Sefardic and Mizrachi communities and their history by country, introduction points towards earlier and present political and economic conditions in the middle east and North Africa; offers a country by country breakdown of Jewish communities, their size, history, languages, and present status, in Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya. Also describes the position of the Jews in North Africa under the Vichy and Nazi occupations. Written by Jacob Lestchinsky, (1876–1966), historian and sociologist; specialist in Jewish demography and economic history. Lestchinsky's 'Balance Sheet of Extermination' appeared as the first number of the first volume of the Pamphlets isssued by Jewish Affairs. With the signature of Phillip Redelheim on title page and page four; Redelheim was executive director of Congregation Beth El for many years. Subjects: Jewish Communities – Middle East – Early twentieth century. Jews in North Africa – Nazi Occupation. Demographics. OCLC lists one copy (Biblio Hamburg). Aged, with previous owners signature on title page, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-46-9) (ID #32994) $50.00.
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  403. DE VERDWIJNING VAN ANNEKE BEEKMAN EN REBECCA MELJADO [THE DISAPEARANCE OF ANNEKE BEEKMAN & REBECCA MELJADO). No Place (amsterdam), Nederlands-Israel. Kerkgen, 1954. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 105 pages. Not in Wolff nor Robinson & Friedman. Published by the Nederlands-Israelietisch- & Portugees-Israelietisch- Kergenootschaps. Two of the Anne Franks who survived, but certainly not without their own set of scars. This is the heart wrenching story of the repeated "kidnapping" of these two girls by the foster families who had raised them during the war and, after liberation, refused to give the girls up. The autorities and Jewish community, of course, wanted the Girls "returned" to the Jewish community, though their parents were dead. The book includes the entire drama with documents and newspapaper articles, all in the original Dutch. (H-41) Very Good Condition. (ID #14039) $100.00.
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  405. POPULATION LOSSES IN YUGOSLAVIA 1941-1945. Zagreb; Dom & Svijet, 1997. Softbound. 8vo. 252 pages. 24 cm. First English edition. Translated from Croatian into English by Lidija Simunic Mesic. Original title: Gubitci stanovistva Jugoslavije 1941-1945. Written by Vladimir Žerjavic (1912 – 2001) a Croatian economist and a United Nations consultant; this volume is a survey of the demographic shifts and accompanying population losses during the second world war in Yugoslavia, the author arrives at a figure of one million deaths, rather then the 1.7 million presented by Tito to the United Nations in the late 1940’s. A controversial work. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Casualties - Yugoslavia. World War, 1939-1945 - Casualties - Yugoslavia - Statistics. Kriegsopfer Geschichte 1941-1945. Yugoslavia - Population - History. OCLC lists 25 copies. Light shelf wear to wraps, otherwise fine. Great condition. (HOLO2-104-38) (ID #31633) $500.00.
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  407. Peter Browe. Nikolaus Hilling ( Journal editor). "DIE KIRCHENRECHTLICHE STELLUNG DER GETAUFTEN JUDEN" ("THE CANONICAL STATUS OF BAPTIZED JEWS") in: ARCHIV FÜR KATHOLISCHES KIRCHENRECHT - MIT BESONDERER RÜCKSICHT AUF DIE LÄNDER DEUTSCHER ZUNGE. Volume 121 (Vierte Folge/ 29. Band), Erstes Halbjahresheft, 1941. Verlag Von Kirchheim, Mainz, 1941. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 164 pages (partly uncut). In German. Nazi period German Catholic journal on Cannon Law. Lead Essay is: Peter Browe “Die kirchenrechtliche Stellung der getauften Juden” (“The canonical status of baptized Jews”). In this artile, Browe discusses the situation of the Marranos in Spain and Portugal during and after the inquisition, listing Popes who supported the idea that coverted Jews were full Catholics. The decision to write and publish this article in Germany in 1941 is clearly a retort to Hitler and the Nazis who saw Jewish conversion as irrelevant to racial purity and little more than a sham used by Jews to infiltrate German society. Tellingly, any reference to Jews in the modern period or in Germany is carefully avoided in the article. Also includes: Konrad Lübeck “Der `Diözesanbischof’ des Klosters Fulda,” and Nikolaus Hilling “Die deutsche Nationalstiftung S. Maria dell’Anima in Rom und das Kirchenrecht,” as well as shorter articles from Hilling, Haring and Hofmeister and various clerical edicts. The `Archiv Für Kirchenrecht´ began publication in 1856 in two parts per year and is the oldest professional periodical of ecclesiastical law worldwide. Nikolaus Hilling (Born 1871-1960) was vicar and professor of clerical law, he dedicated most of his time to the ARCHIV, which he took over in 1913 until his death. He was able to take the publication through 2 World Wars and contributed most of their content. “Begründet von Ernst Freiherrn von Moy de Sons. Fortgesetzt von Friedrich H. Vering und Franz Heimer.” SUBJECT(S): German -- Periodical – clerical -- law. Covers worn and missing a few edges and pieces, inner-pages clean, no text loss. Overall good+ condition (GER-41-24) (ID #31228) $200.00.
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  409. Lustiger, Arno. SHALOM LIBERTAD!: LES JUIFS DANS LA GUERRE CIVILE ESPAGNOLE. Paris; Editions Du Cerf, 1991. Original Wraps. 8vo. 524 pages. 22 cm. First French edition. By Arno Lustiger, préface by Daniel Mayer; translated from the German by Chantal Kesteloot. Among the International brigades in the fight against fascism during the Spanish Civil War, were thousands of Jewish fighters. Arno Lustiger illuminates, through unpublished testimonies, this little-known episode of the fight against fascism in Europe at the dawn of World War II. The author, a survivor of Buchenwald, wrote numerous works on German-Jewish history, the Jewish Resistance in the holocaust period, and Stalin's persecution of the Jews. Subjects: Juifs - Histoire - 1789-1945. Jewish soldiers - Spain - Biography. Jews - Biography. Spain - History - Civil War, 1936-1939 - Participation, Jewish. Espagne - Histoire - 1936-1939 (Guerre civile) - Participation des Juifs. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-34-8) (ID #32985) $30.00.

     

     

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  411. NO'AM HA-MELITSAH. [Aleksandriyah, Egypt: No Publisher, [1860]. Later Cloth. 16mo. [102] pages. 15 cm. Only edition. In Hebrew. 'Pleasant Rhetoric', a guide to Hebrew Letter Writing. Place and date provisional (Friedberg; Nun 173: Livorno, s. A.; Vinograd; Alexandria 1. Date [620] and place provisional: Egypt; Alexandria; Italy; Livorno; India; Calcutta). Separate title page lacking, though Vinograd questions whether it ever had one. Bound in later green cloth, gilt title on cloth, later endpages. Subjects: Hebrew letters. Letter writing, Hebrew. Oclc lists two copies (Harvard, Jtsa). Light soiling to outer edges, very light foxing to text block, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Scarce. (SPEC-39-55) (ID #32966) $400.00.
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  413. Blau, Joshua. DIKDUK HA-’ARVIT-HA-YEHUDIT SHEL YEME HA-BENAYIM = A GRAMMAR OF MEDIAEVAL JUDAEO-ARABIC. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, 1961. Original Cloth. 8vo. 295, X pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with added title page and table of contents in English. Grammar of Judeo-Arabic of the Middle-Ages, a study of morphology, syntax, spelling and pronunciation, and the Hebrew elements of Judeo-Arabic. Written by Joshua Blau “scholar of biblical Hebrew grammar, Middle Arabic, and Genizah manuscripts. Born in Cluj, Transylvania, Blau studied in the Jewish Gymnasium in Budapest and Baden. He had barely spent a year in Jewish studies at the Rabbinical Seminary and Semitic languages at the University of Vienna when he had to flee the country in 1938 after its occupation by the Nazis. He immigrated to Palestine with his parents, where he continued his academic studies in Hebrew, Bible, and Arabic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (M. A, 1942). In 1948 he presented his dissertation on The Grammar of Judeo-Arabic, but was only awarded a Ph. D. Two years later, after the War of Independence, during which he served in the army and took part in battles in Jerusalem.” (EJ 2008). Subjects: Judeo-Arabic language - Grammar. Jacket worn at edges, with small tear on back; light wear to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-47-1) (ID #33024) $80.00.
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  415. Angel, Marc D. VOICES IN EXILE: A STUDY IN SEPHARDIC INTELLECTUAL HISTORY. 1991. Cloth, 8vo, ISBN: 0881253707. Hoboken, N.J.: New York, N.Y: KTAV Pub. House; In association with Sephardic House, 1991. Cloth, 8vo, ix, 237 p.; 24 cm. The Library of Sephardic history and thought; Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-232) and index.; Contents include: 1. EXPULSION: Historical Background, Reactions to the Expulsion, The Sephardic Diaspora, The Expulsion: Why?, Accepting Suffering, Religious Understanding of History; 2. REACTIONS TO THE EXPULSION: Anti-Rationalism and Rationalism, Acceptance and Rebellion, Halakhah, Kabbalah, Kabbalistic Ethics; 3. THE CONVERSOS: The Judaism of the Conversos, Jewish Attitudes Toward the Conversos; 4. RETURN AND RECONCILIATION: Spiritual Struggles, The Western Sephardic Tradition; 5. THE ERA OF SABBATAI SEVI: Philosophy versus Kabbalah, anti-Halakhic Tendencies, Acceptance versus Rebellion, Sabbatai Sevi, Rabbi Moshe Hagiz; 6. THE PROMISED LAND: MAINTAINING A DREAM: Preparing for Redemption in Israel, The Shadarim, Faith and Despair; 7. THE FOLK MIND AND SPIRIT: Rabbi Yaakov Huli, Folk Wisdom and Intellectual Wisdom; 8 MUSAR: ETHICS AND MORAL GUIDANCE: Musar Study and Musar Practices. Musar Teachings, Relationship with Hassidism; 9. ACCEPTANCE AND REBELLION: PRELUDE TO MODERNITY: A New Approach, The Blood Libels in Damascus and Rhodes in 1840; 10. SEPHARDIC HASKALAH: Grace Aguilar: Jewish Spirituality, Eliyhu Benamozegh: Jewish Ethics, Rabbi Israel Moshe Hazan, Rabbi Yehudah Yaakov Nehama: Defending Tradition, Rabbi Henry Pereira Mendes, Traditional Communal Framework; 11: SECULAR SEPHARDIC LITERATURE: Elia Carmona, Angel Pulido, La America, Poetry; 12. RELIGIOUS RESPONSES TO MODERNITY: Attitude toward Secular Education, Rabbi Elilyahu Hazan, Rabbi Reuben Eliyahu Israel, Halakhah and Modernism, Rabbi Benzion Uziel; 13 ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS: Israel and Humanity, Maintaining Uniqueness and Universality, Conversion to Judaism, Zionism; EPILOGUE: Notes, Bibliography Index. New condition, Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. (sef-8-23-dw) (ID #17658) $30.00.
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  417. Ben-Ami, Issachar. THE SEPHARADI AND ORIENTAL JEWISH HERITAGE: STUDIES. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1982. Original Cloth. 8vo. 612 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Articles in English, French, Ladino and Spanish. A collection of essays based on lectures given at the First International Congress on the Study of Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage in 1980. With one photographic plate, In Memoriam to Elie Eliachar. Includes 43 pages of music notation. Contains essays on Sephardic printing, the Sephardic Jews of Los Angeles, Judezmo, the Bene Israel, Yemenite Jews, Crypto-jews in the Phillipines, essays on the 'New Christians' in Ibera (with an essay on the Origins of the Franco Family), various essays on folk culture, music, ballads, wedding songs, etc. Subjects: Sephardim - History - Congresses. Jews - Arab countries - History - Congresses. Sefarden. Arab countries - Ethnic relations - Congresses. Institutional stamps on endpages, outer edges, and jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SEF-47-2) (ID #33025) $30.00.
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  419. Benardete, M. J. HISPANIC CULTURE AND CHARACTER OF THE SEPHARDIC JEWS. New York: Hispanic Institute in the United States, 1953. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 186 pages. Bibliography. 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. Spine repaird, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very Good condition. (SEF-5-15). (ID #17903) $30.00.
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  421. 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.
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  423. Fischel, Walter J.; David D’beth Hillel. UNKNOWN JEWS IN UNKOWN LANDS: THE TRAVELS OF RABBI DAVID D’BETH HILLEL (1824-1832). New York, Ktav Publishing House, 1973. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 130 pages. Map. 24cm. CONTENTS: The Contribution of the “Travels” to Oriental Jewish History --- The Text: Through the Holy Land; Through Lebanon and Syria; Through Kurdistan; Through Mesopotamia; Through Persia; General Observations; Through India. Edited with an introduction and notes by Walter J. Fischel. “D'Beth Hillel was the first Jewish traveler since *Benjamin of Tudela to leave so detailed an account of the various Jewish communities in the Orient and of other Oriental sects and religions. His information and observations on the geographical distribution, the socio-economic structure, and the languages and dialects of the Jews in Palestine, Kurdistan, Persia, and India made his Travels an invaluable source of information on the Oriental Diaspora in the early 19th century. The book, published in an edition of only 300 copies, is extremely rare and has been used by only a few scholars.” –EJ, 2007. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (GENE-1-38) (ID #29950) $40.00.
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  425. Gitlitz, David M. SECRECY AND DECEIT: THE RELIGION OF THE CRYPTO-JEWS. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society, 1996. Original Cloth. 4to. XVI, 677 pages. 27 cm. First edition. “A thorough compilation and analysis of the religious customs of the Iberian Jews who converted to Catholicism, largely under duress, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The book details crypto-Jewish culture in Spain, Portugal, and their American colonies, principally Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. Although many of the converts quickly melded into the Catholic mainstream, thousands of others and their descendents strove to preserve their Jewish culture despite the efforts of the Inquisition to suppress them. Even in its increasing divergence from normative Judaism, some Jewish customs survived among the crypto-Jews in the celebrations of life-cycle events, in weekly and annual calendars of religious observance, in prayer practices, in dietary customs, and so forth. Gitlitz culled information from Inquisition testimony, chronicles, rabbinical rulings, letters, eyewitness accounts, religious books, and other historical documents to give the most thorough and accurate picture of crypto-Jews ever assembled. Secrecy and Deceit is the winner of two prestigious national awards: the 1996 National Jewish Book Award for Sephardic Studies, and the first Lucy Dawidowicz Prize in History, established by The Jewish Forward. (Publishers Description). Subjects: Jews - Spain - History. Marranos - Religious life. Spain - Ethnic relations. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-47-23) (ID #33047) $30.00.
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  427. 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) (ID #16768) $30.00.
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  429. Instituto Benito Arias Montano De Estudios Hebraicos. SEFARAD: REVISTA DEL INSTITUTO ARIAS MONTANO DE ESTUDIOS HEBRAICOS Y ORIENTE PROXIMO. ANO XIII. FASC 1. Madird-Barcelona Instituto Benito Arias Montano De Estudios Hebraicos, 1953. Original Wraps. 8vo. 216, [3], [6] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Spanish. With three leaves of plates. Thirteenth Year, Issue one. Sefarad, Review of the Arias Montano Institute for Middle east and Hebraic Studies. Sefarad has been published since 1941. It was established as a journal of Hebrew and Judaic Studies by Francisco Cantera Burgos (Madrid) and José María Millás Vallicrosa (Barcelona). This issue contains the following: Un tratado anónimo de polémica contra los judíos, José María Millás Vallicrosa - Juderías burgalesas, Luciano Huidobro Serna, Francisco Cantera y Burgos - Una tendencia lingüística en el manuscrito de Isaías (DSIa) de Khirbet-Qumran, Josep María Solà-Solé - El reparto del subsidio de 1282 entre las Aljamas catalanas, David Romano - La actividad proselitista de San Vicente Ferrer durante el reinado de Fernando I de Aragón, Francisca Vendrell Gallostra - Sellos hispanohebreos, Francisco Cantera y Burgos - Elegía de Abraham Ben Ezra a la toma de Lucena por los Almohades, Francisco Cantera y Burgos - Notas sobre judíos del Reino de Valencia, Leopoldo Piles Ros - El Séfer Abisa, Federico Pérez Castro - Orientaciones pontificias relativas a la exegesis de la historia bíblica, Juan Prado - Reseña de libros y revistas - Elenco de artículos de revistas – Noticias. Subjects: Jews – Periodicals. Sephardim - Zeitschrift. Wraps worn, torn edges, starting. Internally clean and fresh, pages uncut, never read. Good + condition. (SEF-47-16) (ID #33039) $30.00.
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  431. Mann, Jacob, 1888-1940. Sonne, Isaiah, 1887-1960. TEXTS AND STUDIES IN JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. VOL. 1 & THE BIBLE AS READ AND PREACHED IN THE OLD SYNAGOGUE VOL. II. Cincinatti & Philadelphia, Mann-Sonne Publication Committee [and] Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Hebrew Press Of The Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1931 & 1966. 8vo, VOLUME I, 728 pages, English; Original texts in Hebrew; commentary in English. Sections include: "Document Concerning European Jewry", "Geonica", "Palestinian Affairs in the 11th Century", "Egyptian Affairs and Personalities (10th - 15th Centuries)", "Documents Concerning the Jews in Mosul and Kurdistan", "Fragments of Legalistic Writings of the Ganoic Period", and "Genizah Inventories of Books". Ex-library with institutional stamp on title page. Very good condition. VOLUME II, 239 pages. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism - Liturgy, Midrash, Jewish preaching, Midrash, Bible. O. T. -- Liturgical use. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. In excellent condition. (ART-19-3) (ID #29960) $250.00.
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  433. Mendès France, Pierre. DIRE LA VÉRITÉ: CAUSERIES DU SAMEDI: JUIN 1954-FÉVRIER 1955. Paris; R. Julliard, 1955. Original Wrappers. 8vo. Pages. 21cm. First edition. In French. Pamphlet collecting transcripts of weekly radio speeches by French President of the Council Pierre Mendes-France. The Jewish-born Mendes-France was an advocate of Nazi resistance before World War II and a member of the Free French, under Charles De Gualle. “As premier, Mendès-France offered France a ‘new deal, ’ promising to end the Indochina war, tackle the problems of European defense, and enact wide-reaching economic reforms. His prestige rose considerably when he ended the war and introduced the plan for a Western European Defense Community with a British military commitment for the defense of Europe. In February 1955 he was defeated over his North Africa policy to grant independence to Morocco and Tunisia and resigned.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: France -- Politics and government – 1945. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Light rubbing and age wear. Very good + condition. (SPEC-38-11) (ID #32679) $30.00.
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  435. Sitruk, Hai. HIKAYAT AL-BANKIR ALFONS DI LOJIK. Susah; Matba'at Makhluf Najar, [1930s]. Original Wraps. 16mo. 40 pages. 16 cm. First edition. In Judeo-Arabic. Aleph-lamed ligature in title (Al-Bankir). At the bottom of the page is publication information in French, giving the name and address of the publisher, Makluf Nadjar, 26, Rue de France, 26 Sousse (Tunisie). One of the immensely popular small format booklets of modern literature in Judeo-Arabic issued by Makhluf Najjar in the 1930's: “In addition to Hebrew and Jewish literature, French and English works were translated … Hundreds of stories of this kind were published from the First World War to the middle of the twentieth century, mainly at the Makhluf Najjar publishing house” Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries: History and Culture in the Modern Era, pg. 221. Subjects: Judeo-Arabic literature. OCLC lists 5 copies (NYPL, Harvard, Univ Washington, Natl Libr Israel, Yad Izhak Ben Zvi Libr); Light soiling to title page, lightly aged, minor edge wear, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-46-24) (ID #32974) $125.00.
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  437. Stillman, Norman A. THE JEWS OF ARAB LANDS: A HISTORY AND SOURCE BOOK. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1979. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, xxx, 473 pages, 12 leaves of plates, illustrations, 25 cm. ISBN: 0827601166. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 431-451. SUBJECT (S): Jews--Arab countries--History--Sources. Arab countries--History--Sources. Gilt lettering on spine, 31 black and white photographs, Very good Condition in very good jacket (SEF-9-4) (ID #19420) $30.00.
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  439. World Ort Union. WORLD ORT UNION 1959. Geneva; Central Office of the Ort union, 1960. Original Wraps. 4to. 83, 7, 8 leaves. 29 cm. “Report Submitted to the Executive Committee Meeting Geneva, January 24-25, 1960.” Annual report for the year 1959, for Europe, Israel, Iran, North Africa, North America, South Africa, and South America. The changing situation for Jewish communities in Algeria and in Tunisia are noted in the introduction. Concludes with 8 graphs. Includes laid-in compliments card from the Central Office of the ORT union. Subjects: Vocational education. Jewish refugees. Reconstruction (1939-1959) – Jews. No copies listed on OCLC. Light wear to backstrip, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-105-44) (ID #30885) $40.00.
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  441. World Ort Union. WORLD ORT UNION 1960. Geneva; Central Office of the Ort union, 1961. Original Wraps. 4to. 115, V, 6 pages. 29 cm. “Report Submitted to the Executive Committee Meeting Geneva, January 29-30, 1961.” Annual report for the year 1960, for Europe, Israel, Iran, North Africa, North America, South Africa, and South America. Concludes with 6 graphs. The rapid shifts in numbers of refugees in European countries is noted, as well as ongoing development in North Africa. 1960 was the year of the 80th anniversary of the founding of ORT, however, only a paragraph in the Central Report details this; a separate jubilee volume was published however. Subjects: Vocational education. Jewish refugees. Reconstruction (1939-1960) – Jews. No copies listed on OCLC. Previously rebacked with tape, institutional stamp on wrap and title page, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-105-45) (ID #30886) $40.00.