200 Special Judaica Titles
from the 18th-20th Centuries
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Contents In Order
Bibliography & Reference
Rabbinics, Medieval & Jewish Thought
Jewish and Semitic Languages
Sefardica & Mizrachi
German Language And Region
Eretz Israel & Zionism
Other Community Histories
Holocaust & Antisemitism
BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE
1. Bamberger, Moses Löb. DOKUMENTE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER BÜCHER-ZENSUR. BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN BADEN, AUS ANLASS DES 50-JÄHRIGEN REGIERUNGS-JUBILÄUMS SR. KGL. HOHEIT DES GROSSHERZOGS FRIEDRICH. Karlsruhe, G. Pillmeyer, 1902. Original Paper Wrappers with repaired archival tape binding. 8vo. 20 pages, 21 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Documents on the history books-censorship. Contribution to the history of the Jews in Baden, on the occasion of the 50th jubilee of Sr. Kgl. Highness the Grand Duke Friedrich. ” SUBJECT (S): Freedom of the press. Jews -- Germany -- Baden. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Covers are worn with chipping at edges, but all text is clear. Publisher’s stamp on back cover. Embossed logo from Jewish Theological Seminary of America on title page; Catalog number stamped on back of title page and final page. Internal pages have some small stains and closed tears to margins, but all text is clear. Good condition. (SPEC20-20). (ID #26863) $75.00.
2. Bloch, Joshua. OF MAKING MANY BOOKS: AN ANNOTATED LIST OF THE BOOKS ISSUED BY THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 1890-1952. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1953. Cloth, 8vo. Ix, 329 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – bibliography; Publishers and publishing – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia – bibliography; Jewish Publication Society of America – bibliography. Bloch (1890-1957) was an American “librarian, bibliographer, and reform rabbi. Born in Dorbian, Lithuania, Bloch went to the U. S. In 1907. He taught at New York University from 1919 to 1928; from 1922 until his death he served as chaplain in several hospitals of the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene. His main work, however, was as head of the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library, a post which he held from 1923 to 1956; under his direction the Library developed as one of the major collections of Judaica in the United States. Bloch arranged many major exhibitions of Judaica there. Many of his bibliographical researches into the history of Hebrew printing were published by the Library, such as Hebrew Printing in Riva di Trento, [and] Early Hebrew Printing in Spain and Portugal. He also founded the quarterly Journal of Jewish Bibliography in 1938 and was its editor until 1943. In 1940 he was appointed to the publication committee of the Jewish Publication Society and a year later to the editorial board of the Jewish Apocryphal Literature Series; as a result of these connections he wrote On the Apocalyptic in Judaism and Of Making Many Books (1953; an annotated list of the books issued by the Jewish Publication Society, 1890–1952). The following year he published The People and the Book, on 300 years of Jewish life in America. ” (EJ, Binding solid and tight. Very good condition. (SPEC-19-13) (ID #24064) $30.00.
3. Cedarbaum, Sophia; compiler. THE BIBLE: A SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY. New York, Jewish Book Council Of America, 1962. Staplebound paper wraps. 8vo. 9 pages. 22 cm. A brief bibliography of biblical related works including: translations and commentaries, introductions, archaeological and geographical works, the Dead Sea Scrolls, pictorial arts, and literature. Sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC16-8). (ID #26823) $30.00.
4. Dreyzin, Joseph. ПОЛНЫЙ РУССКО-НОВОЕВРЕЙСКИЙ СЛОВАР. POLNIY RUSSKO-NOVOEVREYSKIY SLOVAR’. VERTERBUKH RUSISH-YUDISH. Warsaw, Goldman, 1888. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 832 pages. 22 cm. Second, Revised and Enlarged Edition. In Russian and Yiddish. Russian-Yiddish dictionary. Title Page Notes: “with the addition of foreign words that are included with the composition of the Russian language. ” OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Universitat Konstanz, Bibliothek). SUBJECT(S): Russian language -- Dictionaries -- Yiddish. Yiddish language -- Dictionaries -- Russian. Backstrip cracked with small tear at front base. Cover is worn with bumping to corners and cloth peeling back from boards on bottom. Front hinge repair. Notes from previous owner(s) on end pages. First three sheets worn with some bending and edgewear. Otherwise internal pages are darkened at edges, but all text is clear and binding is secure. Good condition. (SPEC20-22). (ID #26865) $100.00.
5. Gershom Bader. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TALMUDIC SAGES. Northvale, N. J, Jason Aronson, 1988. Hardcover, 8vo, xii, 876 pages, 24 cm. Other Titles: Unzere gaystige riezen. Translation of: Unzere gaystige riezen. Includes index. Bader (1868-1953) was a “Hebrew and Yiddish journalist and writer. Bader, who was born in Cracow, taught there after attending rabbinical seminaries outside Galicia. From 1893 until 1912 he lived in Lvov, where in 1904 he founded the first Yiddish daily in Galicia, the Togblat, and contributed regularly to Ha-Maggid and other Hebrew papers. From 1896 to 1912 he published and edited the Yidisher Folkskalender, a popular Galician literary almanac. He translated Genesis into Polish and published Hebrew language textbooks. His anthologies, Leket Perahim and Zer Perahim, helped to popularize Hebrew literature and in 1896 he edited the fifth volume of the literary miscellany Ozar ha-Sifrut. From 1896 to 1912 he produced the Lukhes annuals in Yiddish, and from 1903–04 a parallel Hebrew annual miscellany, Hermon. In 1912 Bader settled in New York, where he contributed to the Togblat and the Jewish Morning Journal. Of his Yiddish plays, the most successful was Dem Rebens Nign, produced in 1919. His writings include: Helkat Mehokek, a life of Jesus; Medinah va-Hakhameha, a lexicon of Galician Jewish cultural figures; and Mafte’ahe le-Rashei Tevot…, a dictionary of talmudic abbreviations; Jewish Spiritual Heroes; and his memoirs, Mayne Zikhroynes” (Kressel in EJ, 2007). Light wear to edges of dustjacket. Very good condition. (Heb-16-11) (ID #26707) $50.00.
6. Jay Weinstein. A COLLECTORS' GUIDE TO JUDAICA. New York: Thames And Hudson, 1985. Hardcover, 8vo, 240 pages, illustrated (some color) , 26 cm. Includes index. Light wear. Very good condition. (Heb-16-8). (ID #26704) $30.00.
7. Kagan, Berl. ספר הפרענומעראנטן: וועגווייזער צו פרענומערירתע העברעאישע ספרים און זייערע חותמים פון 8,767 קהילות אין אייראפע און צפון־אפריקע. SEFER HA-PRENUMERANTN: VEGVAYZER TSU PRENUMERIRTE HEBREISHE SEFARIM UN ZAYERE HOTMIM FUN 8,767 KEHILOT IN AYROPE UN TSAFON-AFRIKE. New York: Library of the Jewish Theological Society of America, 1975. Cloth; 4to. xx, 384, xii pages. Nicely bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and spattered edges. Frontispiece portrait of the author's late son, to whom the book is dedicated. In Yiddish, with introduction in both Yiddish and English. Title page in English on verso: Hebrew Subscription Lists, With an Index to 8, 767 Jewish Communities in Europe and North Africa. Includes indices. This work is the fruit of a massive project undertaken by the author, a staff member of the Library of the JTS. It organizes the data culled from tens of thousands of Jewish books over a period of about 150 years. The result is an index of 350, 000 Jews from almost 9, 000 communities who presubscribed for specific books by specific writers, their names having been noted in the books upon publication. Given the destruction of so many records of Jews during the Holocaust, this book is an invaluable tool for scholars and researchers. SUBJECT (S): Rabbinical literature -- Publishing. Names, Geographical -- Hebrew. Names, Geographical -- Yiddish. Names, Geographical -- Europe, Eastern. Names, Geographical -- Africa, North. Light wear, good condition. (CT-9) (ID #14931) $125.00.
8. Kaganoff, Nathan M; Menahem Kaufman; Mira Levine. GUIDE TO AMERICA-HOLY LAND STUDIES 1620-1948. VOLUME 4: RESOURCE MATERIAL IN BRITISH, ISRAELI AND TURKISH REPOSITORIES. 1984. New York: Arno Press, 1984. Hardcover. 8vo. 208 pages. VOLUME 4 of 4. This volume stands on its own. SUBJECT (S): Americans-Palestine-History-Sources-Bibliography. Very Good condition (SPEC-19-5). (ID #26713) $30.00.
9. Kirzhnits, A. (Abram) Dziarzhaunaia Bibliiateka I Bibliiahrafichny Instytut Bssr; Iaureiski Addzel. (די יידישע פרעסע אין ראטנפארבאנד (1917-1927). DI YIDISHE PRESE IN RATNFARBAND (1917-1927). Minsk: Vaysruslendishe Bikher-Kamer ba der Vaysruslendisher Melukhe-Bibliyotek , 1928. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 70 pages. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Title on back cover in Russian. Includes index. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish newspapers -- Soviet Union -- Bibliography. Yiddish periodicals -- Soviet Union -- Bibliography. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Lacks Yiddish cover; Russian cover chipped but no loss of text. Paper browning as usually found, but solid, no chipping, tears to Yiddish title page touching a few letters. Otherwise Good Condition (spec-14-20) (ID #26461) $75.00.
10. Levinsohn, Isaac Ber) Hermalin, M. D. YITSHAK BER LEVINZOHN: ZAYN BIOGRAFYE, ZAYNE SFORIM, LEBEN, SHTERBEN... ISAAK BER LEVINSOHN: BIOGRAPHY. New York: International Library Publishing Co, 1904. Cloth, 12mo. 77 pages. In Yiddish. Title and author in English on front cover. SUBJECT (S): Isaak Ber Levinsohn. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition in original paper covers. Very Good Condition.(spec-5-15) (ID #21056) $50.00.
11. Pfeffer, Jacob; editor. DISTINGUISHED JEWS OF AMERICA: A COLLECTION OF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF JEWS WHO HAVE MADE THEIR MARK IN BUSINESS, THE PROFESSIONS, POLITICS, SCIENCE, ETC. VOL. 1. New York, Distinguished Jews Of America Publishing Co, 1917. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 493, , pages. 28 cm. Volume One, almost 500 pages by itself, of a two volume set. A collection of brief biographies of first generation Jewish immigrants. With an introduction by Albert M. Friedenberg. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- United States -- Biography. Includes indexes. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Cover is lightly worn, especially at corners and along spine, but still nice. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Internal pages are slightly tanned but all text is clear. Nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC20-3). (ID #26846) $100.00.
11A. Steiner-Prag, Hugo. DESIGNS FOR A MACHZOR. New York?, Society of Jewish Bibliophiles, 1963. Portfolio.  pages.  folio sized unbound cardstock pages. 43 cm. A collection of decorative illustrations based on liturgical and biblical quotes. Sixteen works on large cardstock by Czech painter, etcher, and designer Steiner-Prag. The illustrations are housed in a cardstock folder with information about the artist and the Machzor as well as an index of the cards. The folder is encased in a sturdy blue-grey portfolio. The artist, Steiner-Prag, contributed notably to the improvement of book production-typography, binding, jacket, and was known for his illustrations to the classics. This Machzor is considered his crowning achievement; the original drawings are now at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. “A Publication of the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles presented to its members by Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Hiatt on the occasion of the marriage of their daughter Myra Nathalie to Mr. Robert Kenneth Kraft [current owner of the New England Patriots! ] Worcester, Massachusetts. June 16, 1963.” Portfolio is lightly worn with discoloration at edges, but still nice. Very good condition. (SPEC-14-15). (ID #26456) $45.00.
12. Steinschneider, Moritz. MANNA. Berlin, J. Rosenberg, 1847. Softcover, 12mo, 114 pages, 18 cm. In German. Contents: Parabeln, Erzahlungen, Makamen u. dgl. -- Kleinere Gedichte, Epigramme, Gnomen -- Erlauterungen und Parallelen -- Notzien uber Schriftsteller und Schriften. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry -- Translations into German. German poetry -- Translations from Hebrew. Translations from medieval Hebrew writers. Cover title. Steinschneider (1816-1907), was the "father of modern Jewish bibliography , among the founders of the "Science of Judaism" (Wissenschaft des Judentums ). Born the son of the Talmud scholar Jacob Steinschneider and Hani Zadek-Weizenkorn in Prossnitz, Moravia, Steinschneider received his early education in his native town, where he was influenced by his uncle Gideon Brecher. He also attended a Christian school and studied music, an interest he maintained throughout his life. Steinschneider's literary output was tremendous; his bibliography contains more than 1,400 items. His main lifelong interest was the study of the relationship between Jewish and general cultures, especially during medieval times. Steinschneider spent most of his life in the pursuit of his great scholarly projects, but he also wrote some lighter belletristic and journalistic works. He also commented - though rarely - on the major contemporary events of his day and for a while was actively involved in a society founded by his friend Abraham Benisch , the aim of which was the promotion of Jewish resettlement in Erez Israel. He withdrew from the group in the early 1840s and later assumed a very negative attitude toward political Zionism" (Schmelzer in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-14-3) (ID #25811) $200.00.
13. Zafren, Herbert, et al. STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY AND BOOKLORE VOLUME VII - 1965: THE HAGGADAH: PAST AND PRESENT. Cincinatti, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1965. Paper Wrappers, large 8vo, 129 [English], 35 [Hebrew] pages. Special volume devoted to the Bibliography of the Haggadah. Include's Wiener's Addenda to Yaari. Light wear to cover. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC18-4). (ID #26651) $60.00.
14. Katsh, Abraham I. GINZE TALMUD BAVLI: MEHA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT: MEUSAF ANTONIN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-LEUMIT BE-LENINGRAD: YOTSIM LI-OR BA-PA`AM HA-RISHONAH, `IM MAVO, SHINUI NOSHAOT U-HE`AROT. VOL 1 (ONLY). 4to. In Hebrew with English introduction and title page. Facsimile illustrations. Volume 1 (of 2) only. SUBJECT(S): Cairo Genizah; Talmud - criticism, textual. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) In slipcase. Very good condition. (MX-33-30) (ID #19490) $200.00.
15. Katsh, Abraham Isaac. GINZE TALMUD BAVLI: MEHA-GENIZAH HA-KAHIRIT: ME'USAF ANTONIN BA-SIFRIYAH HA-LE'UMIT BE-LENINGRAD: YOTS'IM LI-OR BA-PA'AM HA-RISHONAH, 'IM MAVO, SHINUI NOSHA'OT U-HE'AROT. VOL II. 4to. 170, vi, 90 pages. Facsimile illustrations. In slipcase. Vol. 2 only. In Hebrew with English introduction. SUBJECT (S): Cairo Genizah; Talmud - criticism, textual. Very good condition. (MX-33-31) (ID #25853) $80.00.
16. ספר הישר: כולל כמה סיפורים ומדרשי חז״ל על חמישה חומשי תורה וקצת ספר יהושע ושופטים. SEFER HA-YASHAR: VE-HU SEFER KOLEL KAMAH SEFARIM U-MIDRASHE RAZAL ‘AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH U-KETSAT SEFER YEHOSHUA ‘VE-SHOFTIM. Lemberg, 1840. Hardcover, 12mo, 92 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Midrash. Bible. Pentateuch -- Paraphrases, Hebrew. Front cover missing. Spine repair. First four pages out of order. Bumped corners and edges. Light staining on pages. Good condition. (Rab-48-6) (ID #26802) $100.00.
17. Baron, Salo Wittmayer. אוכלוסי ישראל בימי המלכים. UKHLOSE YISRA’EL BI-YEME HA-MELAKHIM. Vina, 1933. Softcover, 61 pages (76-136) , 23 cm. Offprint. In Hebrew. Subject(S): Jews -- History to 586 B. C. Cover title. "Hotsa’ah meyuhedet min Ma’amarim le-zikaron R. Tsevi Perets Hayut z. L. " Baron (1895-1989) was a “historian. Baron was born in Tarnow (Galicia) and taken to Vienna early in World War I. He studied at the university there and received doctorates in philosophy, political science, and law; he was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in Vienna in 1920. Baron taught history at the Jewish Teachers College in Vienna during the years 1919–26. He went to the United States at the invitation of Stephen S. Wise to teach at the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and remained at the Institute from 1927 until 1930. From 1930 to 1963 he taught at Columbia University, and served as director of the Center of Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia from 1950 to 1968. From 1957 he also taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Baron was the first member of an American history faculty to teach Jewish studies. Among Baron's many involvements in public and academic affairs were his presidency of the American Academy for Jewish Research; his presidency of the Conference on Jewish Social Studies, and honorary presidency; his presidency of the American Jewish Historical Society; his founding and presidency of Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, which after World War II worked in identifying and reclaiming the libraries and other cultural treasures despoiled by the Nazis; and his trusteeship of Tel Aviv University from 1967. From 1952 he was a corresponding member of the International Commission for a Scientific and Cultural History of Mankind” (Hertzberg in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Denver, Stanford). Staining to front cover. Chipped cover corners and edges. Inscription in front cover. Light wear. Good condition. (Rab-50-4) (ID #25835) $40.00.
18. Cohen, Harry, editor. THE COMMENTARY OF RABBI DAVID KIMHI ON HOSEA; EDITED WITH CRITICAL NOTES SHOWING HIS SOURCES ON THE BASIS OF MANUSCRIPTS AND EARLY EDITIONS. New York, Columbia University Press, 1929. Cloth. 8vo. Xlii. 130 pages. In English and Hebrew. Warmly inscribed by the editor. Series: Columbia University Oriental Studies v. 20. Rabbi David Kimhi was a late 12th-early 13th century grammarian and exegete. Cohen examines his commentary and Kimhi’s relations to his sources. Small stain on back cover and slight discoloration of pages. Very good condition. (BRILL-3-2) (ID #25881) $35.00.
19. Heinemann, Jeremiah. ספר ישעיה. SEFER YESHA`AYAH [DER PROPHET JESAIA]. Berlin, C. Heymann, 1842. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 241 leaves. 24 cm. In Hebrew & Judeo-German. Hebräische Ausgabe. The original text of the Book of Isaiah with accents in Hebrew; Rashi commentary; German translation in Hebrew characters; and a contemporary commentary. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Isaiah -- Accents and accentuation. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Isaiah. Hebrew. 1842; Prophet Jesaia; Mikra meforash; Tikune masorah; Judeo-German. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Covers are worn with some bumping at edges and peeling of backstrip at base and top of spine. Internal pages are slightly darkened but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (SPEC20-26). (ID #26869) $135.00.
20. Knobel, August Wilhelm. DER PROPHETISMUS DER HEBRAER VOLLSTANDIG DARGESTELLT (TWO VOLUMES IN ONE). Breslau, J. Max Und Komp, 1837. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 volumes in 1, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Prophecy, Biblical. Bumped cover corners. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-15-10) (ID #25829) $100.00.
21. Maurice Fluegel. SPIRIT OF THE BIBLICAL LEGISLATION IN PARALLEL WITH TALMUD, MORALISTS, CASUISTS, NEW TESTAMENT, ANCIENT AND MODERN LAW; ESPECIALLY THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. Baltimore: Press Of The Sun Book And Job Printing Office, 1893. Cloth, 8vo, VI, 248 pages. Singerman title. First edition. R. Dr. Maurice Fluegel (1832-1911) was a rabbi, author, and historian. He began to write at 20 years of age and published his works successfully at Leipzig and Paris where he had studied at the Sorbonne. He immigrated to America in 1864 and occupied his time with promoting education so as to prevent his pupils from living on handouts and charity. Pages lightly tanned, Very good condition. (SPEC-13-1) (ID #26473) $45.00.
22. Michael, Alexander. HA-LEKAH VEHA-PITARON SHEL PARASHAH 53 BE-SEFER YESHAYAHU HA-NAVI, NIDRASH ‘AL YEDE HA-MOREH ALEXANDER MICHAEL. London, 1876. Hardcover, 38 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Messiah -- Prophecies. Bible. O. T. Isaiah LIII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (UCLA). Water stain and damage to front cover. Some stained pages. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. Rare. (Heb-13-9) (ID #25801) $200.00.
23. Montefiore, C. G.; 1858-1938,; (Claude Goldsmid) ,; Ed. THE BIBLE FOR HOME READING, EDITED WITH COMMENTS AND REFLECTIONS FOR THE USE OF JEWISH PARENTS AND CHILDREN. PART ONE OF TWO. London, MacMillian, 1907. Cloth, 8vo, 624 pages. Excerpts from the bible, accompanied by explanatory commentary. Montefiore (1858–1938) was a “theologian and leader of Liberal Judaism in England. Montefiore was a great-nephew of Sir Moses Montefiore and a grandson of Isaac Lyon Goldsmid. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, where he came under the influence of the master of Balliol, Benjamin Jowett, the famous liberal Christian thinker. Later he studied Judaism at the Hochschule (Lehranstalt) fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin, and under Solomon Schechter , whom he had taken to England as his private tutor. A man of means, Montefiore did not serve as a professional scholar or man of religion but nevertheless frequently preached eloquent sermons. In 1888 he founded the Jewish Quarterly Review, which he financed and edited, with Israel Abrahams , as coeditor, until 1908. He was the founder in England of a radical Reform movement (Jewish Religious Union, 1902) , which led in 1911 to the establishment of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue; he served as its president. In 1926 Montefiore was elected president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, an office which he held until his death. Together with the Catholic theologian Baron von Hugel, he founded the London Society for the Study of Religion, a select group of Jewish and Christian thinkers which met regularly to read and discuss papers on the philosophy of religion. A generous philanthropist, he assisted many Jewish and general good causes. He was a determined opponent of Zionism, and as president of the Anglo-Jewish Association (1895–1921) tried to prevent the signing of the Balfour Declaration. He was president of the Jewish Religious Union and of the Jewish Historical Society of England (1899–1900). He also played a major part in the educational life of the Jewish community and beyond, and University College, Southampton, presented him with a volume of essays on his 70th birthday (Speculum Religionis, 1929). (Jacobs, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings, including stamp on text block. Hinge repaired. Good + condition. (ART-12-3) (ID #25778) $30.00.
24. Paul Isaac Hershon, M Wolkenberg, H D M Spence-Jones. THE PENTATEUCH ACCORDING TO THE TALMUD. GENESIS: WITH A TALMUDICAL COMMENTARY. London, S. Bagster And Sons, 1883. Hardcover, 8vo, xxxii, 531 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: Talmud. Wear to cover binding. Yellowing to edges of pages. Hinge repair. Good condition. (Heb-16-10) (ID #26695) $100.00.
25. Pedersen, Johannes, editor. INSCRIPTIONES SEMITICAE COLLECTIONIS USTINOWIANAE. Oslo, Some Et Sociorum, 1928. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 70 pages. Ill. 24 cm. In German. Series: “Symbolae Osloenses Fasciculi Suppletorii, 2.” A study of a collection ancient Hebrew inscriptions. Includes preface in Latin. SUBJECT (S): Inscriptions, Semitic. Includes bibliographical references. Cover is worn with some discoloration, but all text is clear. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-16). (ID #26859) $40.00.
26. Schweizer, David. ZEEHNAH UREEHNAH. KOMMET UND SCHAUET! EIN ERBAUUNGS= UND UNTERHALTUNGSBUCH, ZUNÄCHST FÜR ISRÄELITEN. Fürth, Verlag Von S. B. Gusdorfer, 1861. (צאינה וראינה) Later Cloth. 12mo. Viii, 354 pages. 19 cm. In German. An adaptation in German of the Tsenerene of Yaakov ben Yitzchak Ashkenazi, a miscellany of tales, homilies, midrashim and exegetical comments woven around a Yiddish rendering and paraphrasing of the Pentateuch. ("Aus Veranlassung des Herrn Baruch Rosenthal in Burghaslach. ") SUBJECT(S): Legends, Jewish. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Devotional literature. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Includes selections in German from the Pentateuch. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Tse’enah u-re’enah; Tseenah u-reenah. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, S Reg. Library Faculty; Yale University Library; Harvard University College Library; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). Cover is lightly soiled. Library stamps on endpages. Hebrew title, language, publisher and year on spine. Internal pages are lightly soiled but all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC20-18). (ID #26861) $175.00.
27. Sharpe, Samuel. HEBREW INSCRIPTIONS, FROM THE VALLEYS BETWEEN EGYPT AND MOUNT SINAI, IN THEIR ORIGINAL CHARACTERS, WITH TRANSLATIONS AND AN ALPHABET. London: John Russell Smith, 1875. Hardcover, 8vo, vii, 108 pages, 20 plates, illustrations, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Inscriptions -- Egypt -- Sinai. Inscriptions, Nabataean. On spine: Sinaitic inscriptions. Includes indexes. Wear to spine. Pencil markings on some pages. Wear to binding. Light yellowing of pages. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-14-2) (ID #25810) $50.00.
28. Yahuda, A. S. THE LANGUAGE OF THE PENTATEUCH IN ITS RELATION TO EGYPTIAN. WITH A HIEROGLYPHIC APPENDIX. London, Humphry Milford. Oxford University Press, 1933. Original Cloth. Large 8vo. xxxviii, 310 pages. 26 cm. An examination of the linguistic connections between Hebrew and Egyptian, and its relation to the composition of the Pentateuch. Yahuda claimed strong Egyptian influence on the language of the Pentateuch – particularly in the stories of Joseph, the exile in Egypt, and the Exodus – produced worldwide discussion, but his theories were rejected by Bible and Oriental scholars as well as Egyptologists. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Language, style. O. T. Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Hebrew language -- Etymology. Egyptian language. Tora. Oudhebreeuws. Egyptisch. Beïnvloeding. Light wear to cover, including tear on backstrip at rear hinge. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Some unobtrusive margin notes on several pages, but mostly clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-7). (ID #26850) $60.00.
29. Klausner, Joseph. הרעיון המשיחי בישראל מראשיתו ועד חתימת המשנה יוסף קלאוזנר. HA-RA’YON HA-MESHIHI BE-YISRA’EL ME-RE’SHITO WE’AD HATIMAT HA-MISHNAH. Jerusalem: J. Junovitch, 1927. Cloth. 4to. 345 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Messiah; Jews – history – to 70 A. D. SERIES: Sifriyyah historit-filologit. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Univ of Chicago, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek). Klausner (1874-1958) “was an active Zionist and a fervent nationalist throughout his life, and his Zionist views color all his work. A delegate to the First Congress, he was greatly influenced by the political ideas of Herzl, although his cultural approach remained that of the Hovevei Zion and Ahad Ha-Am. He attended nearly every subsequent Congress until the eleventh, contributing surveys on them to Ha-Shilo'ah. From 1930 he began to identify himself more and more with the policy of Jabotinsky and was regarded by the Revisionist Party, and later by its successor, Herut, as the ideologist of the movement. He edited the monthly Beitar (together with B. Netanyahu) from 1932–33 and came out vigorously, both in speech and in writing, in support of the ideals of the right-wing nationalists. In 1949 they put his name forward as their candidate for the first president of the State of Israel in opposition to Chaim Weizmann. ” (Staff, EJ) Edges tanning, spine a little cocked, minor edgewear, good+ condition. (HEB-8-12) (ID #26773) $75.00.
30. Klausner, Joseph. JESUS VON NAZARETH SEINE ZEIT, SEIN LEBEN UND SEINE LEHRE. Berlin, Juedischer Verlag, 1930. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 591 pages. 24 cm. "Uebersetzung aus dem Hebraeischen von Dr. Walter Fischel. " Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Bound in period cloth. Very Good Condition. (SPEC-19-2) (ID #18830) $150.00.
31. Klausner, Joseph; Stinespring, W. F. THE MESSIANIC IDEA IN ISRAEL, FROM ITS BEGINNING TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MISHNAH. New York, MacMillan, 1955. Hardcover, 8vo, xv, 543 pages, 22 cm. Contents: The Messianic idea in the period of the prophets -- The Messianic idea in the books of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha -- The Messianic idea in the period of the Tannaim. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Messiah. Messie. Messianismus. Geographic: Israel (Altertum). Text in Hebrew. Translated from the 3 Hebrew edition by W. F. Stinespring. Klausner was a “literary critic, historian, and Zionist. Klausner was born in Olkienik, near Vilna, but in 1885 his family moved to Odessa where he attended a Hebrew day school. Already in his earliest years he evinced a passion for the Hebrew language, which was to be one of the main interests of his life. He lectured on Jewish history at the modern yeshivah in Odessa. After the Revolution in February 1917, he was invited to lecture at Odessa University, but following the Bolshevik Revolution in October he immigrated to Palestine, settling in Jerusalem in 1919. He took an active part in the Va’ad ha-Lashon, the Academy of the Hebrew Language, first as scientific secretary, then as editor of its proceedings, and later as president. He continued to act as editor of Ha-Shilo’a when it was revived in Eretz Israel, from 1921–26. When the Hebrew University was established, to his disappointment he was not appointed to the chair of Jewish history, as his views were considered too secular, but was appointed to the chair of Hebrew literature. It was only in 1944, at the age of 70, that he was appointed to the chair of the History of the Second Temple, endowed by his friends and admirers. From 1950 until shortly before his death he acted as editor in chief of the Encyclopaedia Hebraica... Klausner was active as a literary critic and philologist, as a historian, and as a Zionist” (Werses, Medan and Flusser in EJ 2010). Ex-private library with usual markings. Light wear to binding. Discoloration of cover spine. Bumped corners. Light yellowing of page edges. Good condition. (Spec-23-4) (ID #26912) $40.00.
32. Tracy, Sterling. PHILO JUDAEUS AND THE ROMAN PRINCIPATE. Illiamsport, PA, The Bayard Press, 1933. Paper Wraps. 8vo. 55 pages. Philo Judaeus (20 BC – 50 AD) was a Jewish Biblical philosopher born in Alexandria who used allegory to fuse and harmonize Greek philosophy and Judaism. Contents Includes: The Political Status of Philo; The Problem of the “In Flaccum; ” The Problem of the “Ad Gaium; ” The Problem of the Principate in the Philosophical Works of Philo. SUBJECT(S): Roman provinces -- Administration. Jews -- Egypt -- Alexandria. Named Person: Philo, of Alexandria Geographic: Rome -- Politics and government -- 30 B. C. -68 A. D. Covers are lightly worn with some soiling, but still nice. Previous owner’s name on front end pages, but otherwise a nice clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC16-30). (ID #26844) $40.00.
33. Wacholder, Ben Zion. THE NEW DAMASCUS DOCUMENT: THE MIDRASH ON THE ESCHATOLOGICAL TORAH OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS: RECONSTRUCTION, TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY. Leiden, Brill, 2007. Cloth. 8vo. xxx, 425 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies on the texts of the desert of Judah, V. 56. Contains reconstructed text from the New Damascus Document in Hebrew and English, with complete commentary in English. Dr. Wacholder is Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at Hebrew Union College/ Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. His specialties are the origins and development of Talmudic Judaism and ancient Jewish commentaries. SUBJECT (S): Zadokites. Qumran community. Eschatology, Jewish. Midrash. Midrash -- History and criticism. Dode-Zeerollen. Midrasj. Damascusdocument. Eschatologie. Title Subject: Damaskusschrift (Qumrantexte). Includes the text of a document reconstructed from manuscripts found in the Cairo Genizah and from fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls and given the presumed title "Midrash on the eschatological Torah, " taken from the final words of the text. Includes bibliographical references (pages -391) and indexes. ISBN: 9789004141087. Front cover is lightly worn but still very nice. Internal pages are clean and binding is tight. Very good condition. (SPEC-14-6). (ID #26447) $125.00.
34. Winter, Paul. ON THE TRIAL OF JESUS. Berlin, De Gruyter, 1961. Cloth. 8vo. 216 pages. 24 cm. Series: Studia Judaica; Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums, Bd. 1. Winter examines the trial of Jesus by interpreting the accounts given in the canonical Gospels in light of historical information from the period. Topics considered include: the division of Roman and Jewish jurisdiction; differing modes of capital punishment; Pilate as a historical person and as a figure in Christian tradition; the identity of the high-priest believed to have helf office at the time of Jesus’ trial. SUBJECT (S): Processen (rechtspraak). Jesus Christ -- Trial. Jesus Christus - Prozess. “Annotations" (bibliographical): pages -216. Light wear to dust jacket on back cover, but still nice. Inscription from previous owner on inside cover beneath jacket. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC16-12). (ID #26827) $45.00.
35. Wolfson, Harry Austryn. PHILO: FOUNDATIONS OF RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY IN JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM. VOLUME II (ONLY, OF 2). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press., 1947. Cloth, 8vo. Xiv, 531 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Philo, of Alexandria. SERIES: Wolfson, Harry Austryn, 1887-. Structure and growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza,; 2. CONTENTS: Knowledge and Prophecy; Proofs of the Existence of God; The Unknowability of God and Divine Predicates; Ethical Theory; Commandments and Virtues; Political Theory; What is New in Philo?; Indices. Philo Judaeus, or Philo of Alexandria, lived ca. 20 B. C. E. To 50 C. E. “His works are written in an exceedingly rich Greek, and show great erudition in classical literature and both classical and contemporary philosophy, a thorough training in the art of rhetoric, and a broad knowledge of general science. Philo must have obtained this education in Greek schools. Everything that has been inferred as to the sources of his Jewish knowledge remains highly hypothetical, since the existence of Jewish schools in the Diaspora of that time has not been proved. ” (Amir, EJ) Ex-library. Occasional pencil marginalia. Hinges repaired. Good + condition. (SPEC-19-7) (ID #21557) $60.00.
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36. PESACHIM. TALMUD BAVLI. Kapost, 1811. Hardcover, Folio, 126, 42, 17, 28, 46 leaves. Included in book are editions of Pesachim, Beitza, Moed Katan, Chagiga. Ex-library. Wear to edges of cover and binding. Bumped and chipped cover corners. Stained pages. Some chipped pages and some marginal worming. Title page and first 2 leaves torn with substantial text loss. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-6) (ID #26812) $200.00.
37. SHABBAT [GEMARA]. Lacks title page, publisher and date unknown. (ca. 1810-1850) Hardcover, folio, 188 leaves. Gemara Shabbat. Ex-library. Lacks title pageLight wear to pages. Wear to cover binding. Stained pages. Writing on first page. Hinge repair. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-7) (ID #26813) $35.00.
38. Volozhiner, Hayyim Ben Isaac. YIR’AT H. LE-HAYIM. Vilna: Menahem Nahum Ben Barukh Ve-Simhah Zimel Ben Menhem Nahum, 1837. Hardcover, 8vo, 126 pages, 23 cm. 2nd edition. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Ethics, Jewish. Judaism -- Essence, genius, nature. Second edition. Hayyim ben Isaac (1749–1821) was a “rabbi and educator, leading disciple of R. Elijah b. Solomon Zalman the Gaon of Vilna and of R. Aryeh Gunzberg. R. Hayyim was the acknowledged spiritual leader of non-Hasidic Russian Jewry of his day. Hayyim distinguished himself both in the theoretical and practical spheres. In 1802 he founded the renowned yeshivah of Volozhin, which became the prototype and inspiration for the great talmudic academies of Eastern Europe of the 19th and 20th centuries, and similar schools in Israel, the United States, and elsewhere. His yeshivah... Transformed the whole religio-intellectual character of Lithuanian Jewry. Imbued with his educational philosophy, it raised religious scholarship in Lithuania to the unique status it was to enjoy there until the Holocaust. It attracted students from afar enhancing the dignity of their calling. Hayyim set high standards for admission, insisting on extreme diligence and constancy of study, and instituted in the yeshivah the system of collegial study, preferring it to self-study. The talmudic methodology, which was introduced by Hayyim into the yeshivah, was that of internal criticism of texts which he had learned from the Vilna Gaon. Though humble and of pleasant disposition, Hayyim was fearlessly independent in his scholarly endeavors. His insistence upon “straight thinking” (iyyun yashar) , as opposed to the complicated dialectics common to much of the talmudic discourse of his time, led him occasionally to disagree even with decisions of the Shulhan Arukh, albeit with appropriate reverence. The theological framework for Hayyim’s educational philosophy is contained in his posthumously published Nefesh ha-Hayyim, which is addressed primarily to “the men of the yeshivah” (Lamm in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Cover corners torn and worn. Ex-library with usual markings. Chipped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Light staining to pages. Notes in front and back cover page. Good condition of text. (Heb-21-7) (ID #26793) $200.00.
39. Hirsch, Samson Raphael. A BOOK OF ESSAYS. London: Published For The Jewish Historical Society Of England By MacMillan, 1905. Hardcover, 8vo, xiii, 336 pages, 8 leaves of plates, illustrated, 22 cm. Contents: Early English Hebraists: Roger Bacon and his predecessors (1899) -- Johann Pfefferkorn and the battle of the books (1892) -- Johann Reuchlin, the father of the study of Hebrew among Christians (1896) -- Israel: a nation (1898) -- Jewish philosophy of religion and Samson Raphael Hirsch (1890) -- The Jewish sibylline oracles (1890) -- Some literary tribes (1901) -- A survey of Jewish literature (1902). SUBJECT(S): Jews. Bacon, Roger. Pfefferkorn, Johannes. Reuchlin, Johann. “Israel: a nation” reprinted from the Report of the Zionist conference in London in 1898; the other essays, with the exception of “A survey of Jewish literature, ” reprinted from the Jewish quarterly review of various years 1890-1901. Boaz Cohen’s copy with his ownership signiture. Wear to edges of pages. Hinge repair. Wear to cover binding. Wear to edge of cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-15) (ID #25807) $30.00.
40. Palache (Palaggi) , Hayyim. ZOHAR HADASH. VOLUME 1. Smyrna: No Publisher, 1868. Quarter leather, 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (UCLA). Palache (1788-1869) was born into a distinguished family in Smyrna, where he was a rabbi. He was an av bet din, passing judgments in religious court. While a prolific writer, many of Palache's manuscripts remain unpublished, and some were burned. (EJ) Marbled boards, gilt title on spine. Ex library. Covers rather worn, on loose page, otherwise internally sound, good condition. (HEB-8-18) (ID #26805) $300.00.
41. Abulafia, Meir; Brill, Jehiel. כתאב אלרסאייל: מתורגם בעברית: ספר אגרות, לרב מאיר בר' טודרוס הלוי אבולאלעפיאה. נקבץ בו אגרת מהרמ"ה לרבני ארץ צרפת. KITAB ALRASA'IL. Paris: Yehiel Bril, 1871. Hardcover, 8vo, 21 and 152 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Resurrection (Jewish theology). Named Person: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Hilkhot teshuvah. Correspondence with French rabbis on Maimonides’ doctrine of resurrection. Title in Hebrew: Sefer igrot. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (YU). Personal library stamp in front cover. Wear to front cover binding. Good condition. (Heb-25-4) (ID #26799) $125.00.
42. Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Pakuda, Yehudah Ibn Tibon, Max Emanuel Stern. חובות הלבבות. HOVOT HA-LEVAVOT. Vien, 1856. Hardcover, 8vo, xxvi, 462 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics -- Early works to 1800. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten; Torat hovot ha-levavot. Bahya (second half of 11th century) , was a “moral philosopher. Little is known about the particulars of Bahya's life beyond the fact that he lived in Muslim Spain, probably at Saragossa. Bahya was also known as a paytan and some of his piyyutim are metered. Twenty piyyutim, either published or in manuscript, signed with the name Bahya are assumed to be his. Bahya's major work, Kitab al-Hidaya ila Fara’id al-Qulub, was written around 1080. It was translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon n 1161 under the title hovot ha-Levavot ("Duties of the Hearts") , and in this version it became popular and had a profound influence on all subsequent Jewish pietistic literature. Several abridgments were made of the Hebrew translation, and the work was translated into Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Yiddish. In more recent times it has been translated into English, German (Choboth ha-L'baboth. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten, tr. By M. Stern, 1856) , and French. In his Hovot ha-Levavot Bahya drew a great deal upon non-Jewish sources, borrowing from Muslim mysticism, Arabic Neoplatonism, and perhaps also from the Hermetic writings. From Muslim authors he borrowed the basic structure of the book as well as definitions, aphorisms, and examples to illustrate his doctrines. Despite the fact that Bahya borrowed so liberally from non-Jewish sources, Hovot ha-Levavot remains an essentially Jewish book” (Vajda in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Front and back cover not attached. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Rab-50-6) (ID #25837) $30.00.
43. Blumenfield, Samuel M. MASTER OF TROYES; A STUDY OF RASHI, THE EDUCATOR. New York: Published for the Jewish Institute of Religion [By] Behrman House, 1946. Cloth, 8vo. Xii, 208 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews – education – history; Rashi, 1040-1105. CONTENTS: Part I. Education in France in the time of Rashi; Part II. Jewish education in the days of Rashi; Part III. Rashi and his contribution to education. “Born in Letichev, Russia, Blumenfield [1901-1972] was superintendent of the Chicago Board of Jewish Education until 1954, and also headed Chicago's College of Jewish Studies as dean, and later as president. From 1954 until his retirement in 1968, he served as director of the Department of Education and Culture of the Jewish Agency (American Section). ”(Spotts, EJ). Very good condition. (k-rab-3-14) (ID #26714) $45.00.
44. Cohen, Richard A. FACE TO FACE WITH LEVINAS. State University Of New York Press, Albany, 1986. Hardcover, 8vo, 264 pages. Light wear. Very good condition. (Heb-16-1) (ID #26686) $30.00.
45. Danzig, Abraham Ben Jehiel Michal. חיי אדם:... חלק ראשון מספר אורח חיים... כל המצות... ועוד לו חלק שני יכונה נשמת אדם. HAYE ADAM:... HELEK RISHON MI-SEFER ORAH HAYIM... KOL HA-MITSVOT... VE-‘OD. HELEK SHENI YEKHUNEH NISHMAT ADAM. Vilna: Nidpas al Yede Menahem Man Ve-Simhah Zimel, 1841. Hardcover, Folio, 4 leaves, 218 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Other Titles: Nishmat adam. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, NYPL). Ex-library. Browning to pages. Light chipping to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding and spine. Bumped corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-1) (ID #25793) $165.00.
46. Davidson, Israel. מחברת נא אמון ומצרים: להמשורר הקראי ר משה בר אברהם דרעי. MAHBERET NO AMON U-MITSRAYIM: LEHA-MESHORAR HA-KARA’I R. MOSHEH BAR AVRAHAM DAR’I. Yerushalayim: Bi-Defus Ha-Madpis, 1927. Softcover, 8vo, 12 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Dar’i, Moses ben Abraham, 12th/13th cent. -- Criticism and interpretation. Davidson (1870-1939) was a “scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Davidson was born in Yonava, Lithuania; at a young age he became an orphan and went to live with his uncle in Grodno, Lithuania. In 1888, after a few years’ study at Slobodka yeshivah, he immigrated to the United States. There he earned a living as a street vendor, then as a shop assistant and Hebrew teacher; at night he studied English and other subjects to meet college-entrance requirements. After completing his studies at Columbia University, he was director of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and chaplain at the Sing Sing prison. In 1905 he began teaching Talmud at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and in 1915 was appointed professor of medieval Hebrew literature. Davidson’s first major scholarly publication in English was Parody in Jewish Literature. Thereafter, he wrote and edited articles and books in both English and Hebrew” (Habermann in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Manchester) , only one in the US. Inscription on title page. Wear to edges. Water stain to back cover and last 2 pages. Chipping to corners of cover. Good condition. (Rab-50-5) (ID #25836) $50.00.
47. Dorff, Elliott. A TIME FOR WAR AND A TIME FOR PEACE: A JEWISH PERSPECTIVE ON THE ETHICS OF INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION. Los Angeles, The University Of Judaism, 1987. Staplebound Paper Wraps. 8vo. 20 pages. Ill. 22 cm. Series: University Papers. V. 6, No. 3 (University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA). A brief analysis of the ethics regarding political, economic and military interventions based on scripture. Dorff was the Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles. SUBJECT(S): Peace -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. War -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America, American Jewish University, Chamiade University of Honolulu, Hebrew Union College, Abilene Christian University: Brown Library). Nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC16-9). (ID #26824) $50.00.
48. Frankfurt, Moshe. CHOSHEN HAMISHPAT. Kapost,. No Date (early-mid 18th Century). Hardcover, 8vo, 333 leaves. In Hebrew. None on OCLC. Stained pages. Light wear to cover edges and binding. Good condition. (Heb-22-4) (ID #26810) $300.00.
49. Hofman, Franz and Moshe Semuel Sperling. BEN-MELEK: SIPUR LE-NAARE BENE YISRAEL. Warsa: Yoel Lebenzohn, 1876. Later paper wrappers, 12mo, 86 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. Title also in Russian: Ben Melech t. E. Syn korolja/ perevod s nemeckago M. S. Sperlinga. Izd. Jakova Edelstejna priobretennoe ot perevodcika. (1876). Other Titles: Ben Melech; Syn korolja. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bibliotheek Universieit Van Amsterdam). Wear and tear to binding. Fragile pages. Light browning to edges of pages. Otherwise, good- condition. (Heb-20-15) (ID #26930) $75.00.
50. Jacob Neusner. WHY THERE NEVER WAS A “TALMUD OF CAESAREA”. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1994. Hardcover, 8vo, xii, 178 pages, 24 cm. Series Title: South Florida studies in the history of Judaism, 108. Other Titles: Talmud of Caesarea. Neusner (1932-) is a “leading figure in the American academic study of religion. He has achieved this prominence and influence in three ways. First, he revolutionized the study of Judaism and brought it into the field of religion. Second, he built intellectual bridges between Judaism and other religions and thereby laid the groundwork for durable understanding and respect among religions. Third, through his teaching and his publication programs, he advanced the academic careers of younger scholars and teachers, both within and outside the study of Judaism. Neusner’s influence on the study of Judaism and religion is broad, powerful, distinctive, and enduring” (Green in EJ, 2007). Very good condition. (Heb-16-6) (ID #26702) $35.00.
51. Jolles, Jacob Zebi Ben Naphtali. ספר מלא הרועים: חלק שלישי, חידושי סוגיות הש״ס ושאלות ותשובות רבינו אשר. SEFER MELO HA-RO’IM: HIDUSHE SUGYOT HA-SHAS U-SHE’ELOT U-TESHUVOT RABENU ASHER. Premysla: Druk Zupnik Kenoller Et Hamershmid, 1884. Hardcover, Folio, 78 pages, 36 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud – Commentaries. Appeared also as part 3 of author’s dictionary of the Talmud. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, British Lib) , with only 1 copy in the US. Hinge repair. Wear and light chipping to edges of pages. Light browning to edges of pages. Bumped cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-6) (ID #25798) $200.00.
52. Kanter, Rabbi Albert Milton. PSYCHOTHEOLOGY: AN INQUIRY INTO THE RATIONALE OF MITZVOT. Skokie, IL; HTC Press, 1996. Cloth. 8vo. 319 pages. 22 cm. A psychological interpretation and examination of rabbinic commandments. Inscribed by author to previous owner on front Letter from author to previous owner also laid in. Endpages. SUBJECT (S): Commandments (Judaism) -- Philosophy. Theological anthropology -- Judaism. Judaism -- Psychology. Named Person: Ephraim Solomon ben Aaron, of Luntshits, 1550-1619. Includes bibliographical references and index. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Yeshiva University, Skokie Public Library, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Hebrew Union College). A nice, clean copy in Fine Condition. (SPEC16-26). (ID #26840) $30.00.
53. Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. ספר תורת כהנים שלחן ערוך חשן משפט עם הביאורים מאירת עינים ושפתי כהן...טורי זהב... SEFER TORAT KOHANIM SHULHAN ‘ARUKH HOSHEN MISHPAT ‘IM HA-BE’URIM ME’IRAT ‘ENAYIM VE-SIFTE KOHEN... TURE ZAHAV... Zitomir: Hanina Lipa Ve-Yehoshu’a Heshel Shapira, 1856. Hardcover, folio, one of two volumes, 556, 25 pages, 38 cm. In Hebrew. “All Hebrew printing presses in the Russian Pale of Settlement were closed down in 1836, except for two that the Russian authorities granted a license to print books: one in Vilna and the other in Zhitomir (the press in Warsaw was also permitted). The “presses decree” was abolished only in 1862. In 1845, Anina Lipa, Aryeh Leib, and Yehoshu‘a Heshel Shapira (sons of the brothers from Slavuta) leased the Zhitomir press, and in 1847 they began to issue books. Observing the family tradition, they refused to print texts of secular knowledge and specialized in religious books, including volumes of Kabbalah and Hasidism” (Yivo Encyclopedia, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Jewish law. Named Person: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Hoshen mishpat -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Cambridge, JTS). Ex-library with usual markings. Repair to spine. Wear to spine. Bumped cover corners and edges. Wear to binding. Light staining on pages. (Heb-23-5) (ID #26796) $250.00.
54. Karo, Joseph Ben Ephraim. שלחן ערוך מטור אבן העזר. SHULHAN ‘ARUKH MI-TUR EVEN HA-‘EZER. Amsterdam? Hirts Levi Rofe Ve-Hatano Kashman?, 1753. Lacks title page, but pagination and appearance match this edition, so we presume this to be correct. Hardcover, 8vo, 2, 372 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Named Person: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Even ha-‘ezer. “Nidpas shenit be-tosefet hagahah meduyeket. ” Missing title page. Wear to binding. Repair to spine. Bumped page corners and edges. (Heb-31-8) (ID #26815) $200.00.
55. Stenring, Knut. THE BOOK OF FORMATION. London: W. Rider, 1923. Hardcover, 8vo, 66 pages, illustrated, plates, tables, 25 cm. Other Titles: Sefer Yezira, Sepher yetzirah. Ex-library with usual marking. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (HEB-16-9) (ID #26705) $70.00.
56. Landau, Ezekiel Ben Judah. צל״ח: והוא ספר ציון לנפש חיה: על מסכת ביצה. TSELAH U-REKHAV ‘AL DAVAR EMET. Yozepof: Bi-Defus D. S. Y. Vaks, 1856. Hardcover, 12mo, 54 pages, 44 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Title Subject: Talmud. Berakhot -- Commentaries. Talmud. Bezah -- Commentaries. Includes commentary on masekhet Betsah (second group). OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (University of Toronto). Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Staining to text. Tear to first page. Good condition. (Heb-23-2) (ID #26794) $100.00.
57. Maimonides, Moses. MISHNEH TORAH: HU YAD HA-HAZAKAH. HELEK RISHON [ONLY]. Fiorda,. No Date (ca 1780? ) Hardcover, 4to, 276 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S); Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Helek Rishon. Other Titles: Mishneh Torah hu ha-yad ha-hazakah leha-Rambam. Front hinge repair. Bumped corners and chipped cover and edges. Stained pages. Writing on title page. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-1) (ID #26807) $250.00.
58. Maimonides, Moses. MISHNEH TORAH: HU YAD HA-HAZAKAH. CHELEK RIVII. [ONLY]. Fiorda,. No Date (ca 1780? ). Hardcover, 4to, 303 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S); Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Helek Rivii. Other Titles: Mishneh Torah hu ha-yad ha-hazakah leha-Rambam. Bumped corners and chipped cover and edges. Stained pages. Some tears to corners and edges of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-3) (ID #26809) $250.00.
59. Malter, Henry. SAADIA GAON, HIS LIFE AND WORKS. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1942. Cloth, 8vo. 446 pages. SUBJECT (S): Sa`adia ben Joseph, 882-942. SERIES: The Morris Loeb series.; [I]; Good+ condition. (SEF-8-18a) (ID #25988) $30.00.
60. Mandelstamm, Leon (1819-1889). HORAE TALMUDICAE. Complete in 2 volumes. Berlin, Friedländersche Buchdruckerei, 1860. Cloth. 8vo, 48, 48 pages. 23 cm. vol I in German, Vol. II in English (!),Series: Thalmudische Studien Nr 2. Contents: Teil 1: Reform im Judenthum. Teil 2: Rabbi Joshua ben Hanania. "Eine Diskussion über Judenthum und Christenthum, aus dem Anfange des zweiten Jahrhunderts der christlichen Aera." SUBJECT(S) Judaism. Joshua ben Hananiah, 1st cent. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (Yale, Yeshiva, JNUL, Harvard), none in the US outside the Northeast. Attractively bound in modern boards. Old stamps of the "Eigenthum des Jüdisch-Theol: Seminars zu Breslau" on the half-titles. Some old foxing and staining, Very Good Condition. A scarce title. (HEB-19-17) (ID #17013) $325.00.
61. Mehlsack, Eliakim Ben Judah Ha-Milzahgi. ספר ראביה: השגות על ספרו של... ליפמאן צונץ מברלין: ועל דברי... שלמה ליב הכהן ראפאפורט מלבוב. SEFER RABIYAH: HASAGOT AL SIFRO SHEL HA-RAV... LIPMAN TSUNTS MI-BERLIN VE-‘AL DIVRE HA-RAV...SHELOMOH YEHUDAH LEB HA-KOHEN RAPOPORT MI-LEVOV. Ofen: Gedruckt In Der Koniglichen Ungrischen Univeritaets-Buchdruckerei,, 1837. Hardcover, 33 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Judaism -- History of doctrines. Named Person: Zunz, Leopold, 1794-1886. Gottesdienstlichen Vortrage der Juden. Rapoport, Solomon Judah Leib, 1790-1867. Attacking Zunz & work on synagogal liturgy and several publications of Rapoport. Mehlsack (c. 1780–1854) was a “Polish talmudist. “Milzahgi” is a derivation of Mehlsack, the German name for Samila in Poland where Eliakim was born. He settled in Galicia and lived his last years in Lvov and Brody under the patronage of Isaac Berish Blumenfeld of Brody, devoting his life to Jewish scholarship. In 1837 he published Sefer Ravyah (= Rabbi Eliakim b. Judah ha-Milzahgi) , a criticism of the Gottesdienstliche Vortraege of Zunz and the Toledot of Solomon Judah Rapoport. Unlike Zunz, who conceded the correctness of some of Mehlsack’s remarks, Rapoport took umbrage at them and replied scathingly in Kerem Hemed. Although he wrote almost 70 books, only Sefer Ravyah was published” (Avneri and Kressel in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Missing front cover. Bumped corners and edges. Back cover not attached. Light staining and yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-21-1) (ID #26777) $225.00.
62. Mordechai Binat, Shlomo Ager. MEHILCHOT RAV ALPHAS. HELEK SHLISHI. Vilna, 1865. Hardcover, 4to, 308, 242 pages. Ex-library. Stained pages. Wear to binding. Writing on title page. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-2) (ID #26808) $125.00.
63. Mordekhai Ben Avraham ‘ezra. ספר קרבן תודה: חלק ראשון מחבורי הגדול: הלא חדושים נחמדים המה לתרץ כל כקושיא. SEFER KORBAN TODAH: HELEK RISHON ME-HIBURI HA-GADOL: HA-LO HIDUSHIM NEHMADIM HEMAH LE-TARETS KOL KUSHIYA... Vilna: Bi-Defus Sh. Y. B. R. Y. Fin Ve-R. A. Ts. B. R. Y. Rozenkrants,, 1865. Hardcover, Folio, 126 pages, 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Moed -- Commentaries. Running title: Korban todah. Other Titles: Korban todah.; Sefer Karban toda.; Karban toda.; Blagodarstvennia zhertva. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (UCLA, Lib of Congress, YU, British Lib). Cover spine repair. Wear to pages and light staining to some pages. Bumped and chipped cover edges and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-3) (ID #25795) $125.00.
64. Moses, Joseph Ben, Ca.1420-Ca.1488; Isserlein, Israel Ben Pethahiah, 1390-1460; Freimann, Jacob, 1866-1937. ספר לקט יושר. LEKET YOSHER. CONPLETE IN 2 VOLS. Berlin, Heraugegeben Im Selbstverlage Des Vereins M'Kize Nirdamim, 1904. Cltoh. 8vo. 159, LII, 122 pages. 24 cm. Two volumes in one book. In Hebrew with title pages in German as well. Rabbi Yosef ben R. Moshe, including customs rulings and laws of Judaism, according to published manuscript Minachen. Includes proofs, corrections and notes by Jacob Fraeimann. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- law. Responsa -- 1040-1600. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Cover lightly worn. Front cover detached from front end page, but binding is secure. Pencil margin note on Hebrew title page, otherwise a nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC-14-7). (ID #26448) $195.00.
65. Muffs, Yochanan. STUDIES IN THE ARAMAIC LEGAL PAPYRI FROM ELEPHANTINE. Leiden, Brill, 1969. Softcover. 8vo. Ix, 311 pages. 26 cm. Series: Studia et documenta ad iura Orientis antiqui pertinentia, V. 8. An study into the Aramaic legal deeds discovered on the island of Elephantine, including their relation to later Jewish legal literature. SUBJECT (S): Law -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources. Law -- Egypt -- Elephantine -- History -- To 1500 -- Sources. Jewish law -- Sources. Law, Ancient -- Sources. Manuscripts, Aramaic (Papyri) -- Egypt -- Elephantine. Droit juif -- Sources. Papyrus araméens -- Égypte -- Éléphantine (Égypte). Papyrus Recht Geographic: Elephantine Aramäisch. Includes bibliographic references (pages -225) and index. Nice, clean copy with tight binding. Very good condition. (SPEC-14-5). (ID #26446) $45.00.
66. Newman, Aryeh. SIX TALKS ON MAIMONIDES. Jerusalem: Deptartment For Torah Education And Culture In The Diaspora Of The World Zionist Organisation, 1955. Softcover, 8vo, 44, 12 pages, 22 cm. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Biography. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Book plate on front inside cover. Wear to binding. Some pages have pencil markings. Good condition. (Rab-51-1) (ID #25841) $30.00.
67. Horwitz, Rivka; Martin Buber. BUBER’S WAY TO I AND THOU: AN HISTORICAL ANALYSIS AND THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF MARTIN BUBER'S LECTURES RELIGION ALS GEGENWART. Heidelberg: Schneider, 1978. Hardcover, 8vo, 301 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. In English or German. Includes indexes. Series: Phronesis, Bd. 7. SUBJECT (S): Martin Buber. Rivka Horwitz. Ex-library. Light chipping to edges of outer dust jacket. Very good condition. (Heb-16-3) (ID #26688) $30.00.
68. (Saadia Gaon) Finkelstain, Louis. RAB SAADIA GAON: STUDIES IN HIS HONOR. 1980. Cloth, [New York] Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1980. Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 191, 10 pages. Finkelstein (1895-1991) was an American Conservative rabbi, scholar, and educator. He "wrote and edited many books and articles on general problems in religion, sociology, culture, and ethics. He not only stimulated and assisted the research of other scholars but continued his own primary research and publication. He published more than a hundred critical investigations of fundamental documents of Judaism, exploring the historical and social conditions reflected in liturgical texts, for example in the prayers Shema, Amidah, Birkat ha-Mazon, Hallel, and proving their antiquity, dating some of them very early, possibly as biblical; exploring the composition of several of the tannaitic Midrashim; and investigating the principal teachings and doctrines of Pharisaism, His social and economic studies of the Pharisees, especially his Pharisees (2 vols, 1938, 19663) , roused controversy because of his assertions that economic and social conditions influenced the formation of Pharisaic ideology, These studies lifted the discussion of historical problems from the parochial or purely doctrinal to the broad plane of social history. Finkelstein's Jewish Self-Government in the Middle Ages (1924, 19642) remained an important source for medievalists and students of post-talmudic halakhah and institutions. In all his scholarly work Finkelstein exhibited a fastidious attention to detail, particularly to textual variants in manuscripts, early printed editions, and citations in geonic and post-geonic literary works, and an awareness of what is central in each period. In both his scholarly and his administrative activities, he made enormous contributions to the understanding and acceptance of the values and insights of talmudic-rabbinic Judaism" [Judah Goldin in EJ]. Cover and spine tanned. Pages lightly tanned. Good condition. (SPEC-19-4). (ID #17725) $40.00.
69. Shapiro, Saul Ben Dov and Moshe Misel Shemu’el Shapira. SEFER HEMDAT SHA’UL: YAKHIL TESHUVOT... VE-HIDUSHIM U-FERUSHIM... BE-SHU’A. ORAH HAYIM VE-YOREH DE’AH. Odessa: Bi-Defus Isokovits U-Belinson, 1903. Hardcover, Folio, 128 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Responsa -- 1800-1948. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Shulhan 'Arukh. Includes also biography of the author by his grandson, Mosheh Mishel Shemuel Shapira. Other Titles: Hemdat Sha’ul; Sekhiyot ha-hemdah. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Ohio State). Stamp mark of Rabbi Backstein. Wear to binding and cover binding. Hinge repair. Slight browning to edges of pages. Bumped and chipped corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-2) (ID #25794) $100.00.
70. Zlotnick, Dov. THE TRACTATE "MOURNING" (SEMAHOT) (REGULATIONS RELATING TO DEATH, BURIAL, AND MOURNING). New Haven, Yale University Press, 1966. Cloth, In English with appendix in Hebrew. x, 193, 40 pages, 22cm. Series: Yale Judaica Studies, Volume XVII. "With an appendix: The Hebrew text of the tractate, edited from manuscripts by Dov Zlotnick. Vocalized by Eduard Y. Kutscher. " Fine condition. (RAB-53-5) (ID #26888) $30.00.
71. Another Copy. Ex-library with usual markings. Light wear to cover binding. Very good condition. (Heb-16-2) (ID #26698) $30.00.
JEWISH AND SEMITIC LANGUAGES
72. Ettinger, David. שפתנו במראות: מלון הסתכלותי בציורים בצירוף תרגום לאנגלית. SEFATENU BE-MAR’OT: MILON HISTAKLUTI BE-TSIYURIM, BE-TSERUF TIRGUM LE-ANGLIT. Tel-Aviv: Devir, 1953. Hardcover, 8vo, 33, 63, 241 pages, illustrated, map, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Picture dictionaries, Hebrew. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- English. English language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. German language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Title on verso of title page. Hebrew pictorial dictionary. Title on German index title page: Worterverzeichnis zum Bilderworterbuch in Hebraisch. Includes indexes in Hebrew, English and German. Edition: Mahad. 3. Murhevet u-meshuperet. Other Titles: Hebrew pictorial dictionary. Worterverzeichnis zum Bilderworterbuch in Hebraisch. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Light wear. Very good condition. (Heb-13-14) (ID #25806) $50.00.
73. Rescher, Oskar. VOCABULAIRE DU RECUEIL DE BOKHÂRÎ,. Stuttgart, No Publisher (The Author?) , 1922. Modern Cloth, Folio, 104 pages. In French. Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari (810-870) was a Moslem traditionist. He was the compiler of the "Sahih, " one of the six canonical collections of traditions (hadiths) in Sunnite Islam that report the sayings and actions of the prophet Mohammed. SUBJECT(S): al-Bukhari, Muhammad ibn Isma`il, 810-870. Sahih al-Bukhari. OCLC lists 13 copies. BOUND WITH. Rescher, Oscar. Sachindex zu Bokhari (Stuttgart, 1923, 52 pages). "Oskar Rescher (Oct. 1, 1883–March 26, 1972), aka Osman Reser, was a prolific German-Turkish scholar in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish literature who specialized in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and Ottoman studies. In 1903 he began to study law in Munich but soon changed to Oriental languages. After receiving his doctorate at Berlin in 1909 with a dissertation on the Arab grammarian Ibn Jinni he moved to Istanbul to work in the libraries there. During World War I he served in the German army as censor for Arabic prisoner of war correspondence. After the war, he moved to Breslau and received his Habilitation and venia legendi (the right to hold lectures at a German university) from the University of Breslau. In 1925 he began teaching as professor (without full chair) at Breslau, but in 1928 he took a long-term leave and returned to Turkey. He left Breslau 'for reasons that can no longer be determined but he evidently did so with resentment' (Berthold Spuler). Rescher also relinquished his membership in the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG), the society of Oriental scholars in Germany. In due course he acculturated to the Turkish locale, changing the spelling of his name, and converting to Islam. For many years he was a staff member of the Islamic Institute of the University of Istanbul. There he spent the rest of his life, producing numerous scholarly studies and translating many texts into German. Apart from keeping close contact with his Turkish colleagues and with Helmut Ritter, who was between 1926 and 1949 a semi-official representative of the DMG in Istanbul, Rescher lived a solitary life in his Istanbul house overlooking the Bosphorus.In 1933 the German Nazi government revoked his venia legendi because of Rescher's Jewish descent and in 1937 he became a Turkish citizen. Most of his work appeared in small editions in Turkey but gradually made its way into the mainstream of European oriental scholarship. He devoted much effort over many years to build up a large collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts. These now form the Rescher Manuscript Collection of the Berlin Staatsbibilothek as well as a collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. His extensive library of printed books in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, as well as the secondary literature in European languages has been bought by the Ruhr Universität in Bochum (Germany) and forms the nucleus of the library of its Seminar für Orientalistik und Islamwissenschaften. The grandson of Oskar Rescher's cousin is Nicholas Rescher, a well known philosopher who is also a scholar of Arabic and has made important contributions to the study of Arabic logics.Oskar Rescher's publications include some valuable indices for works of classical Arabic literature like al-Bukhari's hadith-collection and Yaqut's Mu'jam al-buldan" (Wikipedia, 2008). Dampstains to cloth and bottom margins; rubbing to boards, faint institutional stamp on endpaper. Otherwise Very Good Condition. Scarce. (MX-33-33) (ID #20965) $400.00.
74. Université De Paris, Institut D'Études Sémitiques. SEMITICA. I – III (3 VOLUMES). Paris, Librairie D'Amerique Et D'Orient Adrien-Maisonneuve, 1948. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 85, iii, 72, 83 pages. Ill. 25 cm. In French. First three volumes in the irregularly issued serial published by the University of Paris’ Semitic Studies Institute. Semitica extends to all branches of Semitic Studies: linguistics, philology, history, archeology, epigraphy, and to all areas of the Semitic world, ancient and modern, and related fields. Contents Include: “Deux tablettes de fondation, en or et en argent, d' Assurnasirpal II; ” “Remarques sur le Calendrier de Gezer; ” “Un papyrus arameen d'epoque saite decouvert a Saqqara; ” “Note sur le substantif nafs "souffle vital, " "ame, " dans le Coran; ” “Cinq aiguieres de bronze archaiques: unie de l'art musulman. ” “La voyelle de secours I dans les langues semitiques; ” “Les manuscrits hebreux recemment decouverts dans le desert de Juda; ” “Hirihibi et les noces de Yarih et de Nikkal dans la mythologie d'Ugarit; ” “A propos de Ba'al Addir; ” “L'ostracon arameen du Sabbat. ” “Une epitaphe hebraique trouvee a La Martelle (Var); ” “La synagogue de Doura-Europos et les origines de la mosque; ” “La notion de "scheme" et son alteration dans diverses langues semitiques. ” SUBJECT(S): Semitic philology -- Periodicals. Semitische talen. Filologie. Philologie sémitique. Cover Subtitle: "Cahiers publiés par l'Institut d'études sémitiques de l'Université de Paris. " Front cover slightly chipping. Internal pages are uncut; pages are darkened but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (SPEC20-23). (ID #26866) $100.00.
75. Blau, Joshua. A GRAMMAR OF MEDIEVAL JUDEO-ARABIC. Jerusalem, Magnes Press, 1980. Cloth, Large 8vo, x, 295 pages. Second enlarged edition. Gold lettering on cover and spine. In Hebrew with 10-page English table of contents & English title page. Very good condition. (SPEC-19-11) Very Good Condition Lacks Jacket? (ID #5286) $50.00.
76. Harkavy, Alexander; Ollendorff, Heinrich Gottfried. אלענדארפ׳ס מעטהאדע זיך גרינדליך אויסצולערנען די ענגלישע שפראך אהן א לעהרער. OLLENDORFF'S METHOD TO ACQUIRE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WITHOUT THE AID OF A TEACHER. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1910. Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 445, 12, 136 pages, 22 cm. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- Yiddish. Romanized record. Yiddish and English. Key to the exercises of Ollendorff's method: 136 page at end. Wear to binding. Cover corners and edges are bumped. Light yellowing of pages. (Spec-23-2) (ID #26910) $40.00.
77. Jacobs, Joseph and Hermann Landau. YIDDISH-ENGLISH MANUAL COMPILED FOR THE ENGLISH EVENING CLASSES COMMITTEE IN CONNECTION WITH THE RUSSO-JEWISH COMMITTEE. YIDISH-ENGLISHES LEHRBUKH. London, E.W. Rabbinowicz, 1910. 6th Edition. Cloth; 12mo. 221 pages. In English and Yiddish. OCLC lists one copy worldwide of this edition (NYPL) , and only nine copies of any edition. Front board loose. Corners bumped, some cover soil. Inside front and back covers marked up in ink. Fair condition. (BR-2) (ID #14512) $125.00.
78. Mannheim, M. LEICHTFASSLICHE HEBRAISCHE SPRACHLEHRE FUR ELEMENTARSCHULEN UND ZUM SELBSTUNTERRICHT. NEBST EINEM UEBUNGSBUCHE ZUM UEBERSETZEN AUS DEM DEUTSCHEN IN'S HEBRÄISCHE. Köln, F. C. Eisen, 1839. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 12mo. Iv, 62 pages. 19 cm. In German with some Hebrew. “Easily Understood Hebrew grammar for elementary schools and for self-instruction together with a workbook for translating from German into Hebrew. ” With a foreword from A. Auerbach. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Hebrew Union College, National Library of Israel, Linkoping Stadsbibliotek) , only 1 in the US. Wear to cover, especially at corners and along spine. Part of backstrip lacking. Library stamp on inside front cover and title page (with brief inscription) , but all text is clear. Internal pages are somewhat discolored and stained, but all text is clear and binding is secure. Good condition. (SPEC20-19). (ID #26862) $125.00.
79. Rzepinski, Jacob. MIDRASH SHEM `EVER: VE-HU SEFER TOLDOT HITPATHUT MUSGE SEFAT `EVER... MIDRASCH SCHEM EBER: PHILOLOGISCHER TRAKTAT ÜBERDIE ENTWICKLUNGSGESCHICHTE DER HEBRÄISCHEN BEGRIFFSBILDUNGEN... Kaunas, Lithuania; Yoselvits, 1926. Staplebound paper wraps. 8vo. 84 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) Hebrew language -- Lexicography. Cover title: “Hebrajú Kalbos lavinimas, filologinis rasinys. ” OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis University Library, Harvard University College Library). Paper fragile and chipping. Covers detached but present; Internal pages sunned with edgewear, but all text is clear. Fair condition. (SPEC16-19). (ID #26834) $50.00.
80. Ormann, Gustav. DAS SÜNDENBEKENNTNIS DES VERSÖHNUNGSTAGES, SEIN AUFBAU UND SEINE ENTWICKLUNG, IN VERBINDUNG MIT GENIZA-TEXTEN UNTERSUCHT. Frankfurt, [Droller], 1934. Paper Wraps. 8vo. Vii, 36 pages. 24 cm. In German with some Hebrew. Dissertation: Inaug. --Bonn. Title translates to English as, “The Confession of Yom Kippur, its Structure and its Evolution, Studied in Connection with Geniza Texts. ” Nazi-era imprint. SUBJECT (S): Confession (Liturgy) -- Judaism. Title Subject: Mahzor. Yom Kippur. Vita. Bibliography: page vii. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Lacks backstrip and back cover. Front cover chipping at edges with tear along top of spine, but all text is clear. Internal pages darkened at edges, but still nice. Good+ condition. (SPEC-14-4). (ID #26445) $30.00.
81. Asher, David. SELICHOTH FOR THE PROPITIATORY AND PENITENTIAL DAYS, AND FOR THE MINOR FASTS: TO WHICH ARE ADDED THE DAILY MORNING PRAYERS, AND THE SELICHOTH FOR THE MINOR DAY OF ATONEMENT. London: Vallentine, 1866. Hardcover, 8vo, ix, 204, 93 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Selihot -- Commentaries. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Hebrew text and English translation on opposite pages. Opposite pages numbered in duplicate. Additional title page. In English: Selichoth for the propitiatory and penitential days, and for the minor fasts; To which are added the Daily Morning Prayers, and the Selichoth for the Minor Day of Atonement. With a new English translation by David Asher. Asher was a “German philosophical writer and journalist. Born in Dresden, he went to England as a young man. There he published a catechism Outlines of the Jewish Religion. He became headmaster of the Hebrew Association School of Manchester and later was tutor to the son of the chief rabbi, N. M. Adler. Influenced to a mild degree by M. Mendelssohn and thinkers of the Enlightenment (Haskalah) , Asher wrote a booklet on faith” (Spear in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (George Washington University, University of Pennsylvania, National Library of Israel, Cambridge, Straats & Universitatsbibliothek Hamburg). Wear to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. (Spec-23-7) (ID #26915) $100.00.
82. Leifer, Rabbi Daniel. THE GREAT DEBATE: THE LATKE VS. THE HAMENTASH. Washington DC, The Foundation For Jewish Campus Life, 1996. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 23 cm. A brief biography of Rabbi Leifer with reprints of two of his articles. The Great Debate concerns the annual symposium at the University of Chicago concerning the relative merits of latkes, commonly eaten during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, and hamentashen, which take their name from Haman, whose failed attempt to massacre the Jews is commemorated by the Jewish holiday of Purim. Contents Includes: “The Great Debate: The Latke vs. The Hamentash; ” “Pluralism and the Hillel Moment. ” Cover Subtitle: “In Honor of Rabbi Daniel I. Leifer of Blessed Memory. On the Golden Jubilee of the Latke-Hamentash Symposium. ” OCLC lists no copies. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC20-15). (ID #26858) $50.00.
83. Zunz, Leopold. ISRAEL'S GOTTESDIENSTLICHE POESIE: VORTRAG GEHALTEN AM 11. JANUAR 1870. Berlin, A. Asher & Co, 1870. Staplebound paper wraps. 8vo. 14 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Israel's Liturgical Poetry: Paper Presented on 11 January 1870.” Zunz was a German Reform rabbi and writer, the founder of what has been termed the "Science of Judaism, ” the critical investigation of Jewish literature, hymnology and ritual. Zunz's historical investigations and contemporary writings had an important influence on contemporary Judaism. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Liturgy. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Front cover darkened and chipping at edges, detached but present. Internal pages are darkended at edges and chipping, but all text is clear. Good condition. Seldom seen. (SPEC16-29). (ID #26843) $75.00.
84. HAGGADAH SHEL PESACH (DISPLACED PERSONS HAGADAH). New York, Overseas Relief For Displaced Persons,. Softcover, 8vo, 64 pages. In Hebrew and German. Hagadah published from Jewish DPs. None on OCLC. Yudlov 4127; CD-EPI 0301750 (one copy in private collection). Very Scarce. Light staining to edges of cover. Bumped corners. Good condition. (MX-33-35) (ID #25845) $500.00.
85. Luzzati, Emanuele; Fernando Belgrade. הגדה של פסח. HAGGADÀH DI PESACH: RITO SEFARDITA = HAGADAH SHEL PESAH. Florence, La Giuntina, 1984. Paper Wraps. 4to. 155 pages. Color ill. 27 cm. In Hebrew and Italian. Third Edition. Illustrated Passover Haggadah with full parallel Italian translation and notes. Emanuele Luzzati is an Italian-born artist who fled Italy’s racial laws in 1938. SUBJECT(S): Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. Illustrations by Emanuele Luzzati; Italian translation and notes by Rabbino Fernando D. Belgrado; preface by Rabbino Elio Toaff. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Light wear to edges of cover, but still nice. Internal pages are nice and clean. Illustrations are vibrant. Catalog card from publisher laid in as well. Very good condition. (SPEC16-20). (ID #26835) $40.00.
86. Peled-Carmeli, Haviva. ILLUSTRATED HAGGADOT OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY/ HA-METSAYER BI-YETSIAT. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1983,. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 35, 109 pages. In Hebrew, with Introduction in English as well. Catalog from a major exhibit at the Israel Museum, with rich color and black 7 white illustrations. Jewish Art Scholar Joseph Gutmann’s copy, with notes laid in. Soft cover with dustjacket. Includes bibliographical references (p. 109). Small tear to cover. Very Good Condition. (SPEC-19-8) (ID #21215) $35.00.
87. Plessner, Elias. DERUSH VE-HIDUSH: BE-‘INYAN I MAHANI BITUL HAMETS ‘AL YEDE SHALIAH. Berlin: Bi-Defus Tsevi Hirch Ittskovski, 1879. Hardcover, 8vo, 20 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Passover -- Customs and practices. Title Subject: Talmud Bavli -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, Yivo Institute for Jewish Res, Harvard, Vanderbilt University, National Library of Israel). Imprint stamp on font and back cover pages. Light yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Heb-23-20) (ID #26797) $100.00.
88. Silbermann, Dr. A. M. (Abraham Moritz) , editor. THE CHILDREN'S HAGGADAH. HAGADAH LI-YELADIM. London: Shapiro, Valentine, 1933. 1st edition. Original publisher's color-printed and illustrated paperboard binding with red cloth spine. 4to, , 45, 45,  pages. Color illustrations. 31 cm. Opposite pages numbered in duplicate. Several illustrations have movable parts: p. 13 (Hebrew page) has a movable flap; p. 15 (English side) and p. 16 (Hebrew side) have turn wheels; and p. 23 (Hebrew side) and p. 26 (Hebrew side) have sliding panels. Includes songs for voices, chiefly unaccompanied. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Yaari 2176. As Silbermann had already moved to England and taken on the directorship of Shapiro Valentine by 1929, it seems clear that the British edition of 1933 is in fact the true first edition, pre-dating the more common German (Berlin, Menorah, 1933) and Hebrew (Jerusalem, Mass, 1933/34) editions. “Illustrated by Erwin Singer; with a new translation in prose and verse by Mr. Isidore Wartski... And Rev. Arthur Saul Super M. A.; and with a selection of Seder melodies. ” This delightful Haggadah retells the story of the Jewish Exodus told during Passover and has 4 color moveable plates: Moses floats down the river among the bulrushes, the ten plagues appear, the "afikomen" is hidden and found and the Red Sea parts for the crossing. Mechanicals and other color and b&w illustrations by Erwin Singer. The book has become a Passover classic, its colorful pages and moving parts reprinted numerous times, perhaps most famously in Nazi Germany in 1933 and 1937, the Passover story carrying additional meaning for the German-Jewish children who would be enjoying it during their time in Germany and, if they were lucky enough, in their own exodus from the land of their birth. OCLC lists only 5 copies of this scarce 1st edition worldwide. (JTSA, Louisville, Nat Lib Israel, Smithsonian, Penn) , none west of Louisville. The Smithsonian Museum’s copy is held in their Cooper-Hewitt Rare Books Collection. (ID #26306) $2,500.00.
89. Wexler, Jacov. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH. Tel-Aviv: Hazvi, 1954,. Cloth, 4to, unpaginated. Loaded with modernist color illustrations; 34 cm. In Hebrew. Very good + condition. A beautiful copy. (SPEC-19-12) (ID #21214) $150.00.
90. Lichtenstein, Isaac, B. and Henech Kon. NIGGUN. New York: Machmadim Art Editions, 1945. Hardcover, 4to, 32 pages, all illustrated, music, 31 cm. Lithographed. Includes music. Unaccompanied melodies “by Henech Kon and anonymous composers. ” The music is reproduced from manuscript copy. Other Titles: Melody. Ex-library. Wear to binding. Bumped cover corners and cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-9-9) (ID #25691) $30.00.
91. Verband Deutscher Komponisten Und Musikwissenschaftler.; Verband Der Komponisten Und Musikwissenschaftler Der Ddr.; Verband Der Deutscher Komponisten. MUSIK UND GESELLSCHAFT. 38. JAHRGANG. Berlin: Henschelverlag, 1988. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 561-616 pages. In German. Illustrated. Includes content on Jews SUBJECT (S): Music – periodicals. Covers slightly worn, pages a little darkened, very good condition. (GER-18-6) (ID #25786) $30.00.
92. Ben Sason, Muli. רצף ותמורה: 92 שנות יודאיקה בבצלאל. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE: 92 YEARS OF JUDAICA AT BEZALEL. Yerushalayim: Bezalel Academy Of Arts And Design, 1998. Softcover, 8vo, unpaginated, approximately 65 pages. Includes illustrations (some color) , 22 x 24 cm. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Israel -- Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism -- Israel -- Exhibitions. Catalog of an exhibition. Curator, Muli Ben Sason. Title from cover. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (Spec-23-6) (ID #26914) $30.00.
93. Geller, Todros. FROM LAND TO LAND: WOODCUTS. 1937. Cloth, Chicago: L. M. Stein, 8vo. 11 pages, 48 plates. Contains woodcuts. A very handsome and uncommon book, with woodcuts illustrating Jewish life, as well as Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Midwestern American themes. SUBJECT (S): Woodgravings; Art, Jewish. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Some bumping to corners and edges. Illustrated endpapers. Stamp from previous owner. Markings from previous owner on spine. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (ART-1-5). (ID #17608) $100.00.
94. Kindler, A, Et Al. THE DATE AND MEANING OF ANCIENT JEWISH COINS AND SYMBOLS. SIX ESSAYS IN JEWISH NUMISMATICS. Jerusalem, Schocken Publishing House, 1958. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 116 pages. Ill. 25 cm. Series: Publications of the Israel Numismatic Society: Numismatic Studies and Researches, v. 2. A collection of essays examining the symbols on Jewish coins throughout multiple time periods. Contents: “The coinage of the Hasmonaean dynasty, ” Arie Kindler – “The coins of the Herodian dynasty, ” Josef Meyshan – “The coins of the Jewish-Roman War, ” Leo Kadman – “The coinage of the Bar-Kokhba War, ” Arie Kindler – “Symbols on Ancient Jewish coins, ” E. W. Klimowsky – “The development of Jewish coinage, ” Leo Kadman. SUBJECT (S): Jewish coins. Coins, Greek -- Palestine. Corp Author: Israel Numismatic Society. Includes bibliographical references. Light wear to cover. Previous owners’ name inscribed on inside front cover. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC20-9). (ID #26852) $30.00.
95. Meltzer, Shimshon, 1909-2000. מאיר הכליזמר נעשה קומיסר. ME’IR HA-KLEZMAR NA’ASAH KOMISAR. Tel-Aviv: Gazit,, 1940. Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket, 12mo, 68 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. Narrative poem with charming pen and ink illustrations throughout. Printed with vowels. 17 copies on OCLC, Very good + condition in very good + jacket. (ART-9-10A) (ID #25763) $60.00.
96. Reiss, Lionel S. 1894- (Lionel Samson) ,. NEW LIGHTS AND OLD SHADOWS: NEW LIGHTS OF AN ISRAEL REBORN, OLD SHADOWS OF A VANISHED WORLD; A SELECTION OF TWO HUNDRED AND TEN PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS, DRAWINGS, AND ETCHINGS. New York, Reconstructionist Press, 1954. Cloth, 4to, 160 pages. First Edition. High quality color and black and white reproductions on almost every page. 4 page introduction by Cecil Roth. Foreword by the artist. SUBJECT (S): Jews in art. Note(s): Published in 1938 under title: My models were Jews. Dustjacket intact. Edgewear to jacket. Very good condition. (ART-9-15A) (ID #25768) $30.00.
97. Wischnitzer-Bernstein, Rahel. GESTALTEN UND SYMBOLE DER JÜDISCHEN KUNST. Berlin-Schöneberg, S. Scholem, 1935. Cloth. Small 4to. 160 pages. Ill. 25 cm. In German. Title translates to English as: “Figures and Symbols of Jewish Art. ” SUBJECT (S): Jewish art. Symbolism. Title Page: “Symbole und Gestalten der jüdischen Kunst. Mit 6 Farbigen Tafeln und 81 Abbildungen. ” A collection of Jewish art with commentary from the author. From 1928 to 1934, Wischniter-Bernstein was the art and architecture editor for Encyclopedia Judaica (Berlin) and also served the Jewish Museum in many capacities, as well as curator, from 1928 to 1938. She was one of the most important Jewish art critics of the century. Original tan cloth cover with stamped lettering. Covers are lightly soiled and front hinge is loose. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC16-13). (ID #26828) $100.00.
98. (Asch, Shalom) Tchernowitz, Chaim. ELOHIM AHERIM: TESHUVAH LE-RODFE SHALOM. Nyu-York: Bitzaron, 1941. Softcover, 28 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Named Person: Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957. Reprinted from Bitzaron, volume IV, no. X (22) , August-September, 1941. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Other gods: a reply to Sholem Asch. Tchernowitz (pseudonym Rav Za'ir; 1871–1949) , was a “talmudic scholar and Hebrew author. Tchernowitz, born in Sebesh, Russia, studied in Lithuania and obtained semikhah from Isaac Elchanan Spektor of Kovno in 1896. Tchernowitz's ambition was to combine traditional study with modern research in order to rejuvenate Jewish learning. His pseudonym Rav A'ir (young rabbi) reflects his aims. Tchernowitz's writings may be classified under two headings: scholarly and publicistic. Tchernowitz's primary interest was to produce a full historical account of the development of the halakhah. His concern was to present the halakhah not in its final crystallization but in its development beginning in pre-Mosaic times. As a publicist, Tchernowitz showed deep interest in the Zionist movement and in contemporary Jewish problems. He published articles and essays, many of them controversial and polemic, in scores of Hebrew and Yiddish periodicals which appeared later in book form: Be-Sha'arei Iyyon. In 1940 Tchernowitz founded the Hebrew monthly Bitzaron in New York, which he edited until his death” (Mikliszanski in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Tears to front and back cover. Wear to binding. Chipped corners. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-50-8) (ID #25839) $40.00.
99. Kaspi, Joseph. A STUDY IN THE EVOLUTION OF S.Y. AGNON'S STYLE. Chicago, Spertus College Of Judaica Press, 1972. Paper Wraps. 8vo. 168 pages. 24 cm. In English and Hebrew. A dissertation on Shmuel, Yosef Agnon, the first Hebrew writer to be awarded the Nobel Laureate in literature. One of the central figures in modern Hebrew fiction, his works deal with major contemporary spiritual concerns: the disintegration of traditional ways of life, the loss of faith, and the subsequent loss of identity. His many tales about pious Jews are an artistic attempt to recapture a waning tradition. SUBJECT (S): Agnon, Shmuel Yosef, 1888-1970 -- Literary style. Includes bibliography: pages 165-166 in Hebrew; page 167 in English. Light wear and sunning to covers. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC16-4). (ID #26820) $30.00.
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100. B’nai B’rith. District 11. Grande Loge. BULLETIN DE LA GRANDE LOGE DE DISTRICT XI ET DE LA LOGE DE CONSTANTINOPLE NO 678, I.O.B.B. Constantinople, Etablissements Fratelli Haïm, 1913. Original Paper Wrappers with repaired archival tape binding. 8vo. 236, 36, 23, , iii pages. 25 cm. In French. Fevrier 1911 – Fevrier 1913. Contents Includes: “Rapport du Dr. Israel Auerbach sur le tremblement de terre: Tchorlou et Gallipoli; ” “Copie de l'appel adresse aux Juifs de tous les pays.; ” “Rapport sur la situation sanitaire des emigres Juifs, ” par A. Barzilai; “Le role des Juifs dans la civilization, ” par Israel Auerbach; “”Israel uni et patriote – Resume, ” par Abraham Danon; “Le role des Juifs en Espagne, ” par Abraham Danon. (“Dr. Auerbach's report on Israel earthquake: Tchorlou and Gallipoli; ” “Copy of the appeal addressed to Jews of all countries; ” “Report on health status of Jewish émigrés, ” by A. Barzilai; “The role of Jews in civilization, ” by Israel Auerbach; “Israel United and Patriotic – Abstract, ” by Abraham Danon; “The role of Jews in Spain, ” by Abraham Danon. ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Turkey -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union College, Ohio State University, Harvard University College Library, National Israel Library, Bibliotheque Nationale de France). Cover is lightly soiled with some bending at the corners. Internal pages are darkened at edges with some bending to the corners of first 40 pages, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (SPEC20-21). (ID #26864) $200.00.
101. Braunstein, Baruch. THE CHUETAS OF MAJORCA; CONVERSOS AND THE INQUISITION OF MAJORCA. New York, KTAV Publishing House, 1972. xxxii, 227 pages, 23 cm. Issued also as thesis (pH. D. ) Columbia University. Bibliography on pages 203-220. Series: Studia Sephardica: Texts and Studies in the History and Literature of Spanish and Portuguese Jewry.Staining to cover, spine bound in yellow Some pages tanned around margins. Pencil underlinign in first chapter. cloth tape. Fair Condition. (SPEC18-2B). (ID #26709) $45.00.
102. De Souza, Ernest Henriques. PICTORIAL: FEATURING SOME ASPECTS OF JAMAICA’S JEWRY AND HIS COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES. Kingston, Jamaica, Ernest H. De Souza, 1986. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. X, 329 pages. Ills, facsimiles, maps, ports. 32 cm. First Edition. Over 1200 photographs (some in color) primarily from the Synagogue Shaare Shalom in Kingston, Jamaica where Ernest Henriques de Souza was a lay reader. With an inscription from the editor on the front end page, dated 1987. Travel article from The Jewish Week, Inc. (August 16, 1985) featuring Shaare Shalom laid in. Also laid in is program from Rosh Hashanah service (1986). Cover subtitle: "To commemorate his 40th anniversary as a lay reader of Synagogue "Shaare Shalom", United Congregation of Isrealites, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, 1946-1986." Heavily Sefardic congregation. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Jamaica -- History. United Congregation of Israelites (Kingston, Jamaica). OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Front end page is discolored from newspaper laid in. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition with very good dust jacket. (SPEC20-4). (ID #26847) $125.00.
103. Frankl-Grün, Adolf. DIE ETHIK DES JUDA-HALEVI. Bili, F. Plattig, 1885. Later Paper Wrappers. -45 pages. 19 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “The Ethics of Judah-Halevi. ” A Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher, Judah Halevi considered one of the greatest Hebrew poets, celebrated both for his religious and secular poems, many of which appear in present-day liturgy. SUBJECT (S): Jewish ethics. Named Person: Judah, ha-Levi, 12th cent. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Small closed tear on title page. Internal pages are darkened, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC20-29). (ID #26872) $30.00.
104. Hanegbi, Zohar. Yaniv, Bracha. AFGHANISTAN: THE SYNAGOGUE AND THE JEWISH HOME. Jerusalem, Center For Jewish Art, Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, 1991. Hardcover, 4to, 178, 44 pages.: illustrated. In Hebrew and English. With lengthy inscription from editor on half title page. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Afghanistan. Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Afghanistan -- Pictorial works. Synagogen. Liturgische voorwerpen. Joden. "Survey of synagogues and their treasures at the Jerusalem index of Jewish art. " Includes bibliographical references. Maps printed on end papers. Very good condition. (SPEC-23-3). (ID #26907) $60.00.
105. Kohler, Max J.; Simon Wolf. JEWISH DISABILITIES IN THE BALKAN STATES. AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD THEIR REMOVAL, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE CONGRESS OF BERLIN. New York, The American Jewish Committee, 1916. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. V, 169 pages. 24 cm. Series: Publications of the American Jewish historical society, No. 24. An examination of the social and legal woes of Jews in the Balkan states with an emphasis on the American effort to relieve these injustices. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Balkan Peninsula. Jewish question. Congress of Berlin (1878) United States -- Foreign relations. "A special edition of Publications Some bumping to corners of cover and along top and bottom of spine. Jewish Institutional Bookplate on inside front cover. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-10). (ID #26853) $75.00.
106. Pollak, Michael; Bet Hha-Tefutsot. קהילת קאיפנג: יהודים סינים על גדות הנהר הצהוב. 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. Softcover.  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 ). Cover is detached but present. Internal pages are nice and clean. Good condition. (SPEC-14-12). (ID #26453) $30.00.
107. Stadtmauer, Murray. MY FATHER'S CENTURY: THE LIFE OF SIMCHAH ASHER STADTMAUER IN EUROPE AND AMERICA (1899-1997). Bayside, NY, JCBH Press, 1999. Cloth. 8vo. X, 163 pages. 19 pages of plates. Ill. 23 cm. Memoir of Simchah Asher Staudtmauer from his birth and childhood in Ukraine to his family life in the United States. Signed by author on title page; letter from the Stadtmauer family and picture of Mr. Simchah Asher Staudtmauer laid in as well. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- United States -- Biography. Rabbis -- United States -- Biography. Jews -- Ukraine -- Sudova Vyshnia -- Biography. Named Person: Stadtmauer, Simchah Asher, 1899-1997. Geographic: United States -- Ethnic relations. Sudova Vyshnia (Ukraine) -- Ethnic relations. Includes index. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy. Fine condition. (SPEC16-27). (ID #26841) $30.00.
108. Wilkanowicz, Stefan; Red. KATOLICYZM--JUDAIZM: ZYDZI W POLSCE I W SWIECIE. Krakow: Znak, 1983. Softcover, 8vo, 167-574 pages, 32 pages of plates, illustrations, maps, 21 cm. In Polish. Series: Znak miesiecznik; volume 339-340. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Jews -- Poland. Catholics -- Poland. Named Corp: Catholic Church -- Relations -- Judaism. Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. Wilkanowicz was a “Polish writer, journalist, activist Catholic. With education, engineer and philosopher. Author of several books on Christianity and a great number of articles in various periodicals” (Wikipedia 2010). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Ben Gurion University, National Library of Israel, Paris Sorbonne-Hist Religions). Bend to cover corner. Wear to binding. Yellowing of page edges. Back pages not attached. (Spec-23-3). (ID #26911) $50.00.
109. . EIN GHETTO IM OSTEN - WILNA. Zurich and Leipzig: Orell Fussli, (1931). Slim crown octavo, original half orange cloth, orange & black photographic boards. First edition of Vorobeichic's pre-WWII photo-essay on Lithuanian Jews, with 64 black-and-white photographic images and photocollages. Lithuanian-born photographer Moshé Raviv-Vorobeichic trained at the Bauhaus in the 1920s and after studying at the École de Photo Ciné in Paris, "returned to visit his family and photographed life in the Jewish community of Vilnius. The result was Ein Ghetto im Osten, Wilna... His use of the book format as a progression of pictures to be leafed through is unique with regard to the reportage style that was just carving a niche for itself at the time" (Open Book, 18). "Pushing the envelope of the documentary form... Vorobeichic also introduced cinematic cutting and montaging techniques... A poignancy has been added in hindsight: it was made at the beginning of a desperately traumatic time for European Jewry" (Parr & Badger, 130). With preface by poet Zalman Chnéour in both Hebrew and German. Makes for a wonderful book, not only for it's powerful Vishniac-style photos and intense design but also as an excellent example of Western Jewish fascination/replusion at the Ostjude as exotic. Scarce. Includes 2 nice pre-war Hebrew bookplates on endpapers, plus small institutional stamps on endpapers title page and copyright page. Light wear to cover, with corners a bit rounded. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (bib-18-11) (ID #24360) $400.00.
110. Frederic, Harold, 1856-1898. THE NEW EXODUS: A STUDY OF ISRAEL IN RUSSIA. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons; London: W. Heinemann,, 1892. Hardcover, 8vo, 300 pages. Gilt title on cover and spine. Includes frontispiece portrait of Alexander III and 8 illustrated plates. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Soviet Union. Jewish question. Juifs -- Russie. Juifs. Light wear to spine. Very good condition. (SPEC-13-9) (ID #26481) $40.00.
111. Herman, Jan.; State Jewish Museum In Prague (Státní Zidovské Museum). THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY IN PRAGUE. Prague: Published By The Sports And Tourism Publishers For The State Jewish Museum,, 1960. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 39 pages. Includes background about the Jewish community in Prague, many photographs from the Archives of the State Jewish Museum, text of inscriptions, and a map. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Jewish cemeteries -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Jewish sepulchral monuments -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Zidovské hrbitovy -- Cesko Starý zidovský hrbitov (Prague, Czech Republic) Starý zidovský hrbitov (Praha, Cesko) Praha (Cesko). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (ART-12-2) (ID #25777) $30.00.
112. Nathan, Paul. DAS PROBLEM DER OSTJUDEN. VERGANGENHEIT – ZUKUNFT. Berlin, Philo Verlag, 1926. Staplebound paper wraps. 8vo. 38 pages. 20 cm. In German. Title translates to English as: “The Problem of Eastern European Jews. Past – Future. ” Nathan was a German politician, Jewish leader, and philanthropist often regarded as the spokesman of German Jewry apart from the Zionists. Nathan was basically a sincere assimilationist who saw only in complete assimilation with the non-Jewish population the possiblity of full emancipation in every country. His enthusiasm for Jewish colonization in Soviet Russia led to his publishing this pamphlet in 1926 in which he favors the concentration of Soviet Jews in the far-eastern part of that country. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- History. Ostjuden - Geschichte. Geographic: Juden. Polen. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Small tear at base of spine, but no loss of paper. Nice, clean copy with secure binding. Very good condition. (SPEC16-25). (ID #26839) $65.00.
113. Piechotka, Maria & Kazimierz. BOZNICE DREWNIANE [Wooden Synagogues]. Warsaw, Wydawnictwo Budownictwo i Architektura, 1957. 1st Edition. Cloth, 4to 11" - 13" tall, 4to, 220pages. ill. Maps (1 fold col. ) plans. 28 cm. A detailed pictorial record of wooden synagogues throughout Poland, many of which were destroyed by the Nazis. Includes almost 50 pages of text alongside pictures as well as 150+ pages of “illustrations” including photographs, structural designs and a foldout map showing the locations where wooden synagogues currently stand (or previously stood) in Poland. Includes 293 numbered photo illustrations & architectural plans and drawings, 36 text illustrations, 1 folding color map, and a 113-item bibliography. Previous owner's inscription, Very Good Condition with the attractive and scarce dust jacket (Jacket is in Good+ Condition ). (SPEC18-5) (ID #14268) $275.00.
114. Another Copy. Water stains to top portions of several pages, but all text and images are clear. Front cover of attractive dust jacket is laid in as well. Good+ Condition. (SPEC18-6) (ID #26652) $240.00.
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115. Rabbiner Versammlung. PROTOKOLLE UND AKTENSTUCKE DER ZWEITEN RABBINER VERSAMMLUNG ABGEHALTEN IN FRANKFURT UM MAIN, VOM 15TEN BIS ZUM 28TEN JULI 1845. Frankfurt Am Main, E. Ullmann, 1845. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Vi, , 382 pages. 22 cm. Reform. In German with some Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “Protocols and file pieces of the second rabbi meeting held in Frankfurt at Main, from 15th to 28th July, 1845.” “It was at this conference that the irreconcilable differences between the traditionalists and the reformers received decisive expression. The discussions had shown that many of the members held radical views on a number of vital points connected with the ritual. Zacharias Frankel, who declared himself to be a champion of positive historical Judaism, desired the conference to issue a statement of definite principles. In this he was opposed particularly by Geiger and Holdheim, and, although a majority of the meeting was in sympathy with Frankel's views, yet the conference supported his two chief opponents in their contention that no definite declaration of principles should be formulated, because such a theoretical document would result only in antagonisms and would not assist in solving the burning questions of the day. Frankel withdrew from the conference, and became the leader of the adherents of so-called "positive historical" Judaism. Frankel issued a call in May, 1846, for a conference of Jewish theologians, to be held in the fall of that year, and to be the organ of the opposition to the Reform conferences; but the meeting did not take place” (JE, 1906). SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Rabbis -- Germany. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Some wear to cover, especially at corners. Lacks most of backstrip. Some dampstains to second half of book, but all text is clear. Institutional blind stamp on title page. Good+ condition. (SPEC20-17). (ID #26860) $150.00.
116. Delitzsch, Franz. ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JUDISCHEN POESIE VOM ABSCHLUSS DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFTEN ALTEN BUNDES BIS AUF DIE NEUESTE ZEIT. Leipzig, K. Tauchnitz, 1836. Hardcover, 8vo, xxiv, 224 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Includes bibliographical references. Delitzsch (1813–1890) , was a “German Protestant theologian, Bible and Judaica scholar. Inspired by Julius Fuerst to devote himself to the study of Judaism, he was appointed professor of theology at the university of his native Leipzig in 1844. Later he taught at Rostock, Erlangen, and again in Leipzig. Though Delitzsch was a devoted Christian and the most significant figure of the Lutheran “Mission to the Jews, ” believing in the supremacy of the New Testament over the Old, he maintained an extraordinary understanding of, and affection for, Judaism. Well versed in Hebrew and in Semitic languages, as well as in the Talmud and in medieval Jewish literature, Delitzsch was in close touch with the leading Jewish scholars of his time. As a devout Christian, he proselytized among the Jews, wrote several pamphlets for that purpose, and made a new translation of the New Testament into Hebrew (1877, 190112; supposedly with the assistance of A. H. Weiss) ” (Breuer in EJ 2007). Front cover detached. Bookplate of previous owner inside front cover. Otherwise very good condition. (Heb-15-1B) (ID #26128) $240.00.
117. Cohen, Daniel J. אירגוני בני המדינה באשכנז: במאות הי"ז והי"ח. IRGUNE "BNE HA-MEDINA" BE-ASHKENAZ BA-MEOT HA-17 VE-HA-18. BD 1. [THE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE “LANDJUDENSCHAFTEN” (JEWISH CORPORATIONS) IN GERMANY DURING THE XVII AND XVIII CENTURIES. VOLUME I]. [Jerusalem], [N. P. ], 1967. Softcover. 4to. , 243, xxi pages. In Hebrew with additional Table of Contents and Abstract in English. Volume One of a three-part dissertation submitted to the Hebrew University attempting “to describe the evolution, structure and ways of activity of the ‘Benei Hamedinah’ – the ‘Landjudenschaften, ’ the organizational framework encompassing the vast majority of Jews in the numerous German states during the two centuries preceding the Emancipation. ” Topics covered include: The Jewish Diet; The “Small Council” and its Meetings; the “Shtadlan” (Intercessor) – Chief Elder; the Chief Rabbi – President of the Rabbinical Court. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Danish Union CAT & Danish National Library, Det Kongelige Bibliotek: The Royal Library, Bibliotheek Universiteit Van Amsterdam, National Library of Israel). Light wear to cover. Internal pages are nice and clean; some slight bending at corner of several pages. Very good condition. (SPEC16-17). (ID #26832) $135.00.
118. Kober, Adolf. KARL MARX'S VATER UND DAS NAPOLEONISCHE AUSNAHMEGESETZ GEGEN DIE JUDEN 1808. Kolln, [S. N. ], 1932. Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. -125 pages. 25 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Karl Marx' Vater und das napoleonische Ausnahmegesetz gegen die Juden 1808.” Reprinted from the 14th Yearbook of the Historical Association Kolnischen E. V. (“Sonderdruck aus dem 14. Jahrbuch des Kolnischen Geschichtsvereins E. V”). Kober was a Polish-born reform rabbi and historian. He specialized in German-Jewish history and, in particular, the history of the Rhenish and Cologne Jews, basing his research on the scrupulous study of archival material. He wrote numerous studies on the history of the Jews in the Rhineland. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Gemeentearchief Amsterdam). Cover slightly discolored at edges with inscription in corner, but all text is clear. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-14). (ID #26857) $50.00.
119. Landau, J. L. NACHMAN KROCHMAL. EIN HEGELIANER. Berlin, Verlag Con S. Calvary & Co, 1904. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 69 pages. 23 cm. In German. A biography of Nachman Krochmal, the philosopher and historian considered to be one of the founders of the "science of Judaism, " and a leader of the Haskalah movement in Eastern Europe. Landau was the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg and of the Federation of Synagogues of the Witwatersrand. He was a scholar, poet, and playwright. SUBJECT (S): Jewish philosophy -- Modern. Krochmal, Nachman, 1785-1840. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Covers darkened and chipping; front detached but present. Lacks backstrip at top and bottom of spine. Previous owner’s name and inscription on title page. Internal pages are tanned but all text is clear. Good condition. (SPEC20-8). (ID #26851) $100.00.
120. Meisel, Wolf Alois. זכות אבות … (פרקי אבות). ZEKHUT AVOT: HOMILIEN UBER DIE SPRUCHE DER VATER [PIRKE AVOT] ZUR ERBAUENDEN BELEHRUNG UBER BERUF UND PFLICHT DES ISRAELITEN. Stettin: F. Nagel, 1855. Hardcover, 8vo, xi, 712 pages, 21 cm. In German. SUBJECT(S): Mishnah. Avot -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references. Romanized record. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Handwritten notes on inside cover. Worn binding. Wear to cover. Bumped corners. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-14-6) (ID #25814) $100.00.
121. Meyrink, Gustav. DER GOLEM: ROMAN. Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1915. Quarter cloth, 8vo. 344 pages. In German. Ornately decorated cover and spine. Beautifully illustrated with haunting black and white full page illustrations. Black letter typeface. Some pages darkened, slightly worn edges on covers, very good condition. (GER-18-1) (ID #25781) $300.00.
122. Neustadt, P. DIE GOTTES- UND UNSTERBLICHKEITSLEHRE: KURZGEFASSTE UEBERSICHT ÜBER DIE GOTTES- UND UNSTERBLICHKEITSBEGRIFFE DER VORZÜGLICHSTEN ORIENTALISCHEN VÖLKER: MIT EINEM HINBLICK AUF DIESE LEHREN DES JUDENTHUMS. ERSTER THEIL. Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, 1872. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 12mo. 63 pages. 20cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “The doctrine of God and immortality: brief survey of the concepts of God and immortality of the principal Eastern nations with a view to these teachings of Judaism. First Part. ” SUBJECT (S): Theology, Doctrinal. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Light foxing on several pages, otherwise a nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC20-27). (ID #26870) $75.00.
123. Perles, F. BOUSSET’S RELIGION DES JUDENTUMS: IM NEUTESTAMENTLICHEN ZEITALTER KRITISCH UNTERSUCHT. Berlin: W. Peiser, 1903. Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 133 pages, 24 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History. Die Religion des Judentums im neutestamentlichen Zeitalter (Bousset). Title Subject: Talmud. Lightly bumped corners. Light staining to title page. Excellent condition. (Heb-14-1) (ID #25809) $30.00.
124. Sandor, Alexander. DER PHILOSEMIT. II. JAHRGANG, III. HEFT. Prague: Druck Von Eugen Petschau?, 1932. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 171-250 pages. In German. “The Philosemite. ” Scarce Jewish serial from Prague. SUBJECT (S): Philosophy. Covers a little worn, particularly around the edges, small tear on front along bottom edge and another at the bottom of the spine, corners bumped, text clean, good condition. (GER-18-12) (ID #25792) $50.00.
125. Verein Für Geschichte Der Deutschen In Böhmen (Prague, Czechoslovakia). MITTHEILUNGEN DES VEREINS FÜR GESCHICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN IN BÖHMEN; V. JARHGANG, NR. V. MARCH 15, 1867. Prague: J. G. Calveschen?, 1867. Paper wrappers, 8vo. Pages 133-164, (32 pages). In German. Separate article (offprint? ) on German Jews in Bohemia. SUBJECT(S): Germans – Czechoslovakia – periodicals. OCLC lists 15 sets of the journal worldwide. Signatures uncut, covers almost detached, chipped around the edges, text is clean, good condition, especially considering the age. (GER-18-4) (ID #25784) $50.00.
126. Vereinigung Jüdischer Hochschüler Aus Galizienjudentum. JÜDISCHER ALMANACH. 5670: HERAUSGEGEBEN AUS ANLASS DES 25-SEMESTRIGEN JUBILÄUMS VON DER VEREINIGUNG JÜDISCHER HOCHSCHÜLER AUS GALAZIEN BAR-KOCHBA IN WIEN. Vienna, Judischer Verlag GMBH, 1910. Cloth. 4to. 215 pages. Ill. 27 cm. In German. Published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Association of Jewish semester high school students from Galazien Bar Kokhba in Vienna. Original cloth covers with illustration from Jakob Stark. Decorative end pages. SUBJECT (S): Geschichte. Aufsatzsammlung. Juden. Judentum. Anthologie. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Light wear to cover, especially along the spine, but still nice. Inscription from previous owner on front end page and title page; otherwise internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC16-28). (ID #26842) $75.00.
127. Wagner, Gottlieb. GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN GEMEINDE ZU KLEINHEUBACH A.M. Kleinheubach A. M.: J. Dier., 1934. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 36 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Germany – Kleinheubach – history. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Deutsch Nationalbibliothek, Cornell, Jewish National & Univ Library, Bibliotheek van de Univ van Amsterdam). Yellowed, lower corners bumped, good condition. (GER-18-9) (ID #25789) $125.00.
128. Einhorn, David. `OLAT TAMID: GEBETBUCH FÜR ISRAELITISCHE REFORM-GEMEINDEN. New York: Thalmessinger & Cahn, 1858. Modern Cloth, 12mo. Viii, 492 pages. Gilded, tooled boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. In German and Hebrew. This edition is a reissue of the Baltimore C. W. Schneidereith edition of 1858 [i. E. Earlier that year]. "Vorwort" signed "Dr. David Einhorn, Baltimore 25, Juni 1858." Einhorn is compiler and copywriter. "For sale at Thalmessinger & Cahn... And at the Sexton's of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun, at their Temple in 39th St, betw. 7th & 8th Aves, New York. " David Einhorn was a rabbi, preacher, and author; leader of the Reform Movement in the U. S. "Olat Tamid didn't just shorten the traditional service; it was a creative work expressing the Einhorn's Reform ideal of the universality of humanity with an anti-particularistic strain. In its modern approach to worship, it cut out Kol Nidrei; it utilized various Sephardic piyyutim (religious poems); it dropped the Musaf service entirely; it did not include blessings for the blowing of shofar or the lighting of Chanukah lights; it de-emphasized Israel as the Chosen People; and it removed all references to a personal Messiah, a return to Israel, or the resumption of the sacrificial cult. " (Jewish Virtual Library) Singerman 1534; Deinard 949. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy and ritual. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide of this edition (Denver, Yale, Cornell, UPenn). Edgewear to a few pages. Paper browning but solid. Attractively bound in modern black cloth with paper spine label. (SPEC-7-23) (ID #16233) $350.00.
129. Weinberger, Moses. ספר היהודים והיהדות בנויארק. HA-YEHUDIM VEHA-YAHADUT BE-NU YORK. Gedrukt In Apis Der Nu Yorker Yidishen Tsaytung, 1887. Later Paper Wrappers. Xii, 124 pages. 12mo. In Hebrew. Singerman #3607. Deinard #345. Goldman #1093. “This survey ‘is the best single source for Orthodox Jewish life among early East European immigrants to New York … it forms part of a larger literature, one that remains largely unexplored by scholars. This is the literature of immigrant protest’ (Sarna , 2, 3). This volume was issued to benefit the publisher, Machzikei Talmud Torah (preface; on this pioneering supplementary school, founded for Orthodox immigrant children, see Dushkin, index; Jewish Communal Register, 373; Klaperman , index). Upon hearing rumors of the founding of Yeshivat Etz Chaim, America’s first heder (traditional elementary school) , Weinberger exclaimed, ‘how pleasant is this rumor! … A yeshivah for Mishnah and Gemara! … I almost don’t believe my ears. Is it possible? Can it be? Here in New York? And in America? ’ (p. 24). Weinberger did not seek any financial assistance to offset publication costs so that he would be free to criticize whomever he pleased (p. III). Only one volume was published. [This book] had a readership in Russia (Zausmer , 208). Bibliography of the Hebrew Book and Deinard do not record pp. I-XII. ‘Few copies … exist, probably no more than twenty-five …’ (Sarna , 3). Sarna (1982) contains a complete English translation with a critical analysis. ” Moses Weinberger, Rabbi of Beth Ha’medrash Anshei Ungara, New York, was one of the most colorful Rabbinic personalities in New York at the turn of the century. For a biographical analysis see J. Sarna, People Walk on their Heads: Moses Weinberger, Jews and Judaism in New York, N. Y. (1982); S. Leiman, Yeshivath Or Ha’chaim: The First Talmudical academy in America? In: Tradition, Vol. 25 (1990) No. 2 pp.77-89. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- New York (State) -- New York. Cover title: Jews and Judaism in New York. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Lacks English title page (Hebrew title page present). Internal pages are slightly tanned, but nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-25). (ID #26868) $225.00.
130. FORM OF PRAYERS FOR THE FEAST OF PASSOVER. New York: Rosenbaum & Werbelowsky, 1890. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, Revised edition. Gilt embossed covers, gilt edges, decorated endpapers. 12, 300, 18,  pages. Hebrew liturgies for the Passover Holiday with English translation on facing page following the rites and customs of Poland. Very good condition. (SPEC-13-8) (ID #26480) $175.00.
131. FORM OF PRAYERS FOR THE FEAST OF PENTECOST [WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION]. New York: L. H. Frank & Co, 1866. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, pages 7-8 out of place (preceeding pages 5-6 directly) 12, 216, 18,  pp, 188. Hebrew liturgies for the Pentecost Holiday with English translation on facing page following the rites and customs of Poland. 3 copies on OCLC (Stanford, NYPL, and Gratz) , Very light foxing. Very good condition, much nicer than usually found. (SPEC-13-5) (ID #26477) $135.00.
132. Harris, Maurice H. CHAUTAUQUA SYSTEM OF EDUCATION. DEPARTMENT OF JEWISH STUDIES. COURSE BOOK, PT. 4. JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE: A COURSE OF LESSONS FROM THE RISE OF THE KABBALA TO THE EXPULSION OF THE JEWS BY SPAIN. THIS VOL ONLY (OF 4. STANDS ON ITS OWN). Philadelphia: Jewish Chautauqua Society, 1899. Cloth, 16mo. 55 pages. Singerman 4673. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history; Hebrew literature – outlines, syllabi, etc. SERIES: Chautauqua system of education. Department of Jewish studies. Course book, pt. 4. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. “Born in London, [Harris (1859-1939) ] came to the United States at 10 and entered the business world. He studied at Columbia University earning his B. A. (1887) , M. A. (1888) , and Ph. D. (1889). He was ordained at Temple Emanu-El Theological Seminary, a short-lived affiliate of the famed New York Congregation (1884) and became the rabbi of Temple Israel in Harlem. His most important work was with the immigrant population. He was a founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime and a founder and president of the Federation Settlement and the Jewish Projectory, an organization designed to facilitate the successful absorption of the immigrants who flooded New York beginning in 1881. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Covers rubbed, last few pages lightly creased, good condition. (AMR-32-3). Uncommon. (ID #26712) $150.00.
133. Lewi, Isidor, editor. SOUVENIR OF THE COUNCIL. TWENTY-SECOND COUNCIL. UNION OF AMERICAN HEBREW CONGREGATIONS. New York, UAHC, 1911. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 96 pages. Includes the program of the conference, as well as background and contextual information and 23 Black and white tissued photo plates throughout. These are portraits and photos of synagogues. SUBJECT (S): Judaism-Congresses. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Covers and backstrip missing. Dampstains throughout. Ex-library with usual markings. Dirt smudges on last page with no damage to text. Photos remain good and attractive. Otherwise in Fair condition. (AMRN-13-12). (ID #17419) $75.00.
134. Szold, Benjamin. ספר איוב מבואר מחדש. SEFER IYOV, MEVUAR ME-HADASH (DAS BUCH HIOB). Baltimore: H. F. Siemers, 1886. Cloth. 8vo. xxiv, 498 pages. In Hebrew. With additional title page in German. The book of Job, with a new commentary. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Job – commentaries. Benjamin Szold was a Hungarian-born rabbi who became rabbi to Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore. "Oheb Shalom was then on the verge of becoming Reform, but Szold led it to a Judaism which allowed for innovations in ritual practice, but not in basic tenets. He recognized and employed the educational potential of the regular Sabbath sermon. He introduced his own prayer book, Avodat Yisrael (1867) , to replace the previously used Minhag Amerikah (1857) by I. M. Wise, and the traditional siddur. The Avodat Yisrael was widely adopted by congregations throughout the country. Under Szold's leadership Oheb Shalom became one of the foremost American congregations. " (Gladys Rosen, EJ) Wear to spine and endpapers. Good condition. (SPEC-19-1) (ID #26710) $100.00.
135. • (Prohibition) compiled and translated by Isidore Koplowitz. MIDRASH YAYIN VESHECHOR--TALMUDIC AND MIDRASHIC EXEGETICS ON WINE AND STRONG DRINK. Detroit, Mich, I. Koplowitz, 1923. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 66 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew and English. Somewhat scarce Detroit Rabbi's anti-alcohol tract from the American Prohibition era. "This book presents the thoughts and sentiments of the Talmudic Rabbins who were strongly opposed to the drinking of any wine whatever [sic]. As one fails to find in Talmudic literature words that are synonymous with the English words 'whiskey', 'brandy', etc, one may infer that these ruinous and demoralizing intoxicants were unknown in those days. The subject of this volume is therefore strictly limited to wine. Yet, one will find protests against the drinking of any and all intoxicating drinks. " Light wear to cloth, Stamp and signature from previous owner on inside cover. Internal pages nice and clean with tight binding. Very Good Condition. (SPEC-23-1/18-1). (ID #26899/26648) $100.00.
136. [Hirsch, Emil G. ] EMIL G. HIRSCH CENTER. FORMERLY SINAI SOCIAL CENTER. 1914-1915. [Chicago?], The Ozark Press, 1914. Paper Wraps. 12mo. 31 pages. Ill. 18 cm. An annual guide to the Sinai Social Center including brief synopses and schedules of classes offered in Judaica, language and music. Hirsch was a U. S. Rabbi, scholar, and civic leader. He led the Chicago Sinai Congregation from 1880-1922. For many years he taught rabbinic literature and philosophy at the University of Chicago, which he helped found. OCLC lists no copies. Light wear to cover, especially at edges, but still nice. Clean copy; very good condition. (SPEC-14-2). (ID #26443) $50.00.
137. Barrows, John Henry; editor. THE WORLD'S PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS: AN ILLUSTRATED AND POPULAR STORY OF THE WORLD'S FIRST PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS, HELD IN CHICAGO IN CONNECTION WITH THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION OF 1893 (COMPLETE SET: VOLUMES I AND II). Chicago, Parliament Publishing Company, 1893. Cloth. 8vo. xxiv, 1600 pages. 2 vols. Ill. Ports. 23 cm. The 1893 Parliament, which ran from September 11 to September 27, marked the first formal gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. It is recognized as the birth of formal interreligious dialogue worldwide. Papers of interest include: “The Theology of Judaism, ” by Isaac Wise; “Comparative Study of the World Religions, ” by Monsignor C. D. D’Harlez; “The Greatness and Influence of Moses, ” by Rabbi Gottheil; “What the Hebrew Scriptures Have Wrought for Mankind, ” by Rev. Dr. Alexander Kohut; “What Has Judaism Done for Women? ” by Miss Henrietta Szold; “The Jewish Congress (Inc. Jewish Women). ” SUBJECT(S): Religions. Named Conf: World's Parliament of Religions (1893: Chicago, Ill. ) Dark blue cloth with decorative gold framing around silver lettering on cover. Some rubbing to covers, especially at edges and along spine. Internal pages are tanned, but all text is clear and binding is tight. Very good condition. (SPEC16-1). (ID #26817) $75.00.
138. Benjamin, Israel Joseph. DREI JAHRE IN AMERIKA, 1859-1862. Hannover, Selbstverlag Des Verfassers, 1862. Cloth. 8vo. Three parts in 2 vols. Xvi, 384, vi, 168, viii, 69, 132 pages. Port. 22 cm. In German. An account of Benjamin’s travels through America. After losing money in business at the age of 25, Benjamin decided to travel in search of the Ten Lost Tribes, leaving behind his pregnant wife and five year old son. Fashioning himself as Binyamin ha-Sheni, (The Second Benjamin) --the medieval Benjamin of Tudela (12th century) being the first---he recorded his travels to the Jewish communities throughout the world. Contents: Die osthchen staaten der Union und San Francisco. -- Reise im iunern von Californien. -- Reise in den nordwestgegenden Nord-America's. -- Desert und Deseret -oder- Wuste und Mormonen. SUBJECT(S): Benjamin, I. J. - (Israel Joseph) , - 1818-1864. Jews - United States. United States - Description and travel. California - Description and travel - 1848-1869. Covers have some wear with backstrips reattached; front hinge repair on Vol. 1. Internal pages are nice and clean. Good+ condition. (SPEC16-2). (ID #26818) $300.00.
139. Benjamin, Israel Joseph. מסעי ישראל: בו ספר מאחינו בני ישראל הנפוצים בארצות אסיה ואפריקה: מצבם המדיני והמוסרי, מדותיהם, דעותיהם ומנהגיהם... SEFER MASA`EI YISRA`EL, BO YESUPAR ME`AHEINU BENEI YISRA`EL HA-NEFUTSIM BE`ARTSOT ASIYAH VE-AFRIKAH. Elk, Bi-Defus Ts. H. Fetsel, 1859. Cloth. 8vo. , 134 pages. 20 cm. 1st Hebrew Edition. Hebrew translation of “Acht Jahre in Asien und Afrika” (Eight Years in Asia and Africa). After losing money in business at the age of 25, Benjamin decided to travel in search of the Ten Lost Tribes, leaving behind his pregnant wife and five year old son. Fashioning himself as Binyamin ha-Sheni, (The Second Benjamin) --the medieval Benjamin of Tudela (12th century) being the first---he recorded his travels to the Jewish communities throughout the world. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Africa, North -- Social conditions. Jews -- Asia -- Social conditions. Geographic: Asia -- Description and travel. Africa, North -- Description and travel. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Columbia University, New York Public Library, University of California Berkeley, Free Library of Philadelphia). Foldout map in endpages detached but present. Boards worn with peeling and staining. Internal pages are lightly soiled with some foxing, but all text is clear. Inscription from previous owner on front end page. Good condition. (SPEC16-24). (ID #26803) $175.00.
140. Berkowitz, Henry. KIDDUSH; OR, SABBATH SENTIMENT IN THE HOME. Philadelphia, 1898. Hardcover, 12mo, 70 pages, illustrations, 17 cm. Singerman title. Contents: Sabbath legends -- Sabbath lore -- The ethics of the Sabbath -- Sabbath songs – Glossary. SUBJECT (S): Sabbath. “Sabbath songs"” (without the music): p. 59-67. Berkowitz (1857–1924) , was a “U. S. Reform rabbi. Berkowitz was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a member of the first graduating class of Hebrew Union College in 1883. Berkowitz established in Philadelphia the Jewish Chautauqua Society in 1893, an educational and interfaith organization modeled after Methodist teacher training and adult education programs, and was its chancellor until his death. After 1910 its focus was changed to educating non-Jewish college students about Judaism. He took an active part in the establishment of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in Philadelphia in 1901 and the Philadelphia Rabbinical Association in the same year. He was a member of the Mayor's Vice Commission in order to deal with the rise in prostitution among East European immigrant girls. He helped develop playgrounds throughout the city. During World War I, he toured army bases and was chaplain to soldiers. His efforts led to the development of a heart condition and forced retirement. He was the first secretary of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Among his publications are Kiddush or Sabbath Sentiments in the Home (1898) and Intimate Glimpses of a Rabbi's Career (1921) ” (Temkin in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped cover corners. Light staining to cover. Wear to binding. Otherwise excellent condition. (Heb-14-5) (ID #25813) $100.00.
141. Cardozo, Benjamin N. VALUES. New York: Jewish Institute of Religion, 1944. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 10 pages. 21 cm. Jewish Institute of Religion, Bulletin. "Address delivered at the... Jewish Institute of Religion, May 24, 1931." Sephardic US Supreme Court Justice. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. (AMR-8-5) Light sunning to cover, Very Good Condition. (spec-10-7) (ID #13108) $125.00.
142. Elovitz, Mark H. A CENTURY OF JEWISH LIFE IN DIXIE: THE BIRMINGHAM EXPERIENCE. University, Alabama, University Of Alabama Press, 1974. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Viii, 258 pages. 25 cm. Series: Judaic Studies, 5. A narration of “the development of the Jewish community in Birmingham, the rapid progress of the initially German Jewish citizens, the later influx of East European Jews, the tendency toward separatism of the two bodies, their unification for defense against persecution by the KKK and for common purposes of civic and social betterment, and their ultimate integration with the gentile population. This is the first substantial history of the Jews in any inland town or city of the Industrial south. ” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- History. Geographic: Birmingham (Ala. ) -- History. Bibliography: pages 241-251. ISBN: 0817369015. Previous owner’s name on front end page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy. Light soiling and small rip to dust jacket. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. (SPEC20-6). (ID #26849) $30.00.
143. Fishberg, Maurice. EUGENIC FACTORS IN JEWISH LIFE. [New York], [The American Hebrew], 1917. Paper Wraps. Staplebound. 31 pages. 16 cm. Originally printed as a serial in “The American Hebrew. ” Fishberg examines the apparent positive and negative eugenic tendencies that resulted from Jewish Ghetto life. Fishberg maintained the heterogeneity in racial composition of modern Jews. He served as medical examiner of the United Hebrew Charities of New York City. SUBJECT (S): Eugenics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Harvard University Library). Light crease through cover, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC-14-1). (ID #26442) $65.00.
144. Friedlander, Marcus. APPLIED ETHICS. [New York?], [N. P. ], 1910. Staplebound Stiff Wrappers. 12mo.  pages. 21 cm. A paper read by reform Rabbi Friedlander before the New York Board of Jewish Ministries in which he argues for a more realistic application of dogmatic ethics. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Yale University Library, Hebrew Union College, University of Pennsylvania). Wrappers are lightly worn with some staining but all text is clear. Signature from previous owner on title page. Otherwise, internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC16-5). (ID #26821) $100.00.
145. Gratz College. PUBLICATIONS OF THE GRATZ COLLEGE. I. Philadelphia: Gratz College, 1897. Half leather; 8vo. Ix, 204 pages. Gilt titles; raised bands; top edge gilt; decorative endpapers. Printed on cream laid bond. Gratz College is a Jewish institution of higher learning founded by Hyman Gratz in 1856. "In accordance with the terms of the deed requiring the establishment of a 'college for the education of Jews residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, ' it was decided that the college should be devoted to the dissemination of the knowledge of Jewish history, the Hebrew language, Jewish literature, and the Jewish religion, with the understanding that the curriculum should be especially designed for teachers, thus creating it a Jewish teachers' college. " (JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- Periodicals. Jews -- History -- Periodicals. Tipped-in insert identifies as "first publication of Gratz College. " Light edgewear to first few leaves. Otherwise, very good condition. (SPEC-19-9) (ID #16354) $65.00.
146. Greenberg, Simon. SOME AFFINITIES BETWEEN THE AMERICAN AND THE JEWISH HISTORICAL EXPERIENCES. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1975. Staplebound Paper Wraps. 8vo. 10 pages. 23 cm. Series: The Sol Feinstone Lecture, 1975 (Delivered at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, April 24, 1975). The text of a speech delivered by Greenberg, the Vice Chancellor of the JTSA, regarding some of the historical similarities between Judaism and America. Topics included are the Old Testament’s role in the framing of the declaration of independence and the emancipation of slaves. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- History -- Ancient period. Geographic: United States -- Civilization -- To 1783. United States -- Civilization -- 1783-1865. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Columbia University, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Johns Hopkins University, Hebrew Union Colege, National Library of Israel). Back cover has small stain from paper clip. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC16-10). (ID #26825) $30.00.
147. Harris, Maurice H. SELECTED ADDRESSES. New York, P. Cowen, 1896. Hardcover, 8vo, 193 pages, 19 cm. Singerman title. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons, American. Judaism. At head of title: Temple Israel Pulpit. Harris (1859–1939) , was a “U. S. Rabbi and communal worker. Born in London, he came to the United States at 10 and entered the business world. He was ordained at Temple Emanu-El Theological Seminary, a short-lived affiliate of the famed New York Congregation and became the rabbi of Temple Israel in Harlem. His most important work was with the immigrant population. He was a founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime and a founder and president of the Federation Settlement and the Jewish Projectory, an organization designed to facilitate the successful absorption of the immigrants who flooded New York beginning in 1881” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Bumped cover corners. Wear to binding. Light yellowing of pages. Very good condition. (Heb-15-2) (ID #25821) $35.00.
148. Kohler, Max J. JUDAH P. BENJAMIN: STATESMAN AND JURIST. Baltimore, The Lord Baltimore Press, The Friedenwald Company, 1905. Later Stiff binding, 8vo, 63-85 pages, 25 cm. SUBJECT (S): Named Person: Benjamin, J. P. (Judah Philip) , 1811-1884. Cover-title. “Reprinted from the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, no. 12.” Kohler was “born in Detroit, Michigan. Kohler developed a deep interest in the laws of Judaism, American and international justice for the Jew and non-Jew alike, literature, history, and scholarship. During his lifetime, he had enough careers for three or four men including: immigration lawyer, community worker, historian, publicist, writer, and honorary doctor of Hebrew Law. He was a prolific writer on immigration law, international treaties and the rights of minorities, a literary and academic critic, editor, and publisher. He served on numerous committees and civic organizations including the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Baron de Hirsch Fund, the Board of Delegates on Civil Rights, the Judeans, the Committee for the 250th Anniversary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States, and numerous other organizations and committees” (American Jewish Historical Society, 2003). OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Bumped corners and edges. Light yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. (Spec-23-1) (ID #26909) $75.00.
149. Leeser, R. Isaac. THE FORM OF PRAYERS, VOL. IV TABERNACLE SERVICE. Philadelphia (Stereotyped By Slote & Mooney), 1853. (FT) 3/4 leather, 8vo. Second edition. Volume 4 of 6. 232 pages. Inscribed by a father to his thirteen year old son in 1871.Marbled endpapers. Usual light age and use staining, wide margins, marbled textblock. Prayer book for the holiday of Sukkot, according to the custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. R. Isaac Leeser, rabbi, writer, and educator, who was born in Westphalia, Germany (then Prussia) , was eight when his mother died. His father took him to Dulmen, near Muenster, where he was reared by his grandmother and began his formal education. He studied with R. Benjamin Cohen, and then with R. Abraham Sutro, who was an ardent opponent of Reform. R. Leeser obtained his secular education at the gymnasium of Muenster. In 1824 he went to America to work for his uncle in Richmond, Virginia. He published his first article, a defense of Judaism against a defamatory article that had appeared in a New York newspaper, in 1825. The essay attracted wide notice and in 1829 the Sephardic congregation, Mikveh Israel of Philadelphia, invited him to be its cantor. He was the first to introduce a regular English sermon into the synagogue service. In 1843 he founded the monthly The Occident, the first successful Jewish newspaper. For 25 years, this was an important forum for articles on Jewish life and thought. R. Leeser was its editor, chief contributor, bookkeeper, and sometimes typesetter. R. Leeser founded the first Jewish Publication Society of America and brought many important works to the attention of the American Jewish community. He published the first Hebrew primer for children (1838) , the first complete English translation of the Sephardic prayer book (1848) , the first complete English translation of the Ashkenazi prayer book (1848 – this lot) , and numerous textbooks for children. He founded the first Hebrew high school (1849) , the first Jewish representative and defense organization in 1859 (the Board of Delegates of American Israelites) , Maimonides College, and the first American Jewish rabbinical school in 1867. His major literary achievement was the first American translation of the Bible, a work that took him 17 years to complete, and was published in 1845. This became the standard American Jewish translation of the Bible until the new Jewish Publication Society translation of 1917. Poverty and the fact that his congregation did not appreciate his many activities on the national scene clouded R. Leeser’s later years. Toward the end of his life, his friends formed a congregation, Beth El Emeth, for him. R. Leeser was a traditionalist who did much to stem the tide of Reform. Although he was identified with the Sephardic community his influence affected the entire community and he laid the foundations for many of the key institutions of present-day Jewish life. His contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism. Top and bottom parts of backstrip missing, hinge repair to front cover. Light wear to corners. Pencil marking on title page. Good + condition. (SPEC-13-6) (ID #26478) $225.00.
150. Leeser, R. Isaac. THE FORM OF PRAYERS, VOL. IV TABERNACLE SERVICE. Philadelphia (Stereotyped By Slote & Mooney) , 1864. (FT) Hardcover, 8vo, Fourth edition. Volume 4 of 6. 232 pages. Inscribed by a father to his thirteen year old son in 1871.Marbled endpapers. Usual light age and use staining, wide margins, marbled textblock. Prayer book for the holiday of Sukkot, according to the custom of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews. RHinges repaired, wear to covers Pencil marking on title page. Good + condition. (SPEC-13-7) (ID #26479) $100.00.
151. Levinski, Jacob Levi. כתבי הקד לבתי וילדי ישראל. KITVE HA-KODESH LE-VATE VE-YALDE YISRA’EL ABRIDGED SCHOOL AND FAMILY BIBLE IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH (ONLY VOLUME 2). New York, 1869. Hardcover, 8vo, volume 2, 159 leaves (132-291 pages). In Singerman and Goldman. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Hebrew. 1869. Ex-library with usual markings. Presentation inscription to the Baltimore Hebrew College, Wear to spine. Tear to outer cover spine. Bumped corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Spec-9-14) (ID #25497) $40.00.
152. Peixotto, Benjamin Franklin (editor). THE MENORAH, VOL. VI A MONTHLY MAGAZINE. New York: Menorah Publishing Company, 1889. Half leather, marbled boards, 338 pages. Illustrated, with foldout of American presidents from 1789 – 1889. Benjamin Franklin Peixotto (1834–1890) , was a lawyer, diplomat, and Jewish communal leader. Born in New York City, he was brought by his family to Cleveland, then back to New York, later resettling in Cleveland during 1847–66. There he became a clothing merchant, and also frequently wrote editorials for the daily Cleveland Plain Dealer. Peixotto was a founder and president of the Mercantile Library Association and Lyceum, and a follower of Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, under whose guidance he studied law. A trustee and founder of the Sunday School at Congregation Tifereth Israel (now The Temple) , he served as Grand Sar (president) of B'nai B'rith during 1863–64 and was the prime mover for its Jewish Orphan Asylum (now Bellefaire) established in Cleveland in 1869. In 1866 Peixotto moved to New York to practice law, then transferred to San Francisco in 1869. Early in 1870, moved by the Romanian persecution of Jews, Peixotto succeeded in becoming the first U. S. Consul in Bucharest, appointed by President Grant through the intervention of the Seligmans. His financial needs in the unpaid position, as well as political support, were provided, not always reliably, by a group of wealthy U. S. Jews, along with the B'nai B'rith, the Board of Delegates of American Israelites, and prominent French and English Jews led by Sir Francis Goldsmid. In Bucharest Peixotto pressed vigorously for Jewish emancipation, to which Romanian Jews were legally entitled by the Treaty of Paris of 1856, and also took the initiative in founding Jewish schools, cultural societies, and Romanian B'nai B'rith, as part of his plan to modernize Jewish life in that country. Although he accomplished little toward emancipation, his well-publicized presence inhibited new antisemitic legislation and avoided or mitigated several pogroms. His unofficial inquiry in the summer of 1872 about the possibility of large-scale Romanian Jewish immigration to the U. S. Was loudly endorsed by that regime, but scandalized most of Peixotto's backers and was rejected by them as a policy. Although much embarrassed, he continued to endorse emigration privately while serving in Bucharest until 1876. From 1877 to 1885 Peixotto was U. S. Consul in Lyons, and then lived in New York City, engaging in law, Republican politics, and Jewish communal affairs until his death. Wear to covers and spine, Very good condition. (SPEC-13-3) (ID #26475) $40.00.
153. Plotsky, Joan; editor. REFLECTIONS. A JEWISH BICENTENNIAL EDITION. Kingston, NY, Temple Emanuel Bicentennial Book Committee, 1976. Softcover. 8vo. 100 pages. Ill. 23 cm. A look back at the roles of Jews in the history of the United States including settlement, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and into the 20th century. With stiff, decorative paper wrappers featuring an early draft of the U. S. Seal bearing the slogan, “Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God. ” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- History. Geographic: Kingston (New York, N. Y. ) -- History. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Covers are lightly worn with some bending at edges and minor fraying at spine. Internal pages are nice and clean with a secure binding. Very good condition. (SPEC16-7). (ID #26822) $50.00.
154. R. Henry S. Jacobs. עבדת הקדש. THE SYNAGOGUE SERVICE VOLUME IV SABBATH SERVICE. New York: (Isaac Friedenwald, Baltimore) , 1889. Half leather, small 8vo, First edition. The Synagogue Service. Arranged for the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun of New York, by Henry S. Jacobs, Minister of the Congregation. 5 copies on OCLC (Brandeis, HUC, Yeshiva, GWU, Hebrew College) Missing ¾ of backstrip. Decorated endpapers. Binding solid, text in very good condition. (SPEC-13-4) (ID #26476) $40.00.
155. Schindler, Solomon. MESSIANIC EXPECTATIONS AND MODERN JUDAISM. Boston, S. E. Cassino And Co., 1886. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 p. L, vii-xi, 290 pages, 19 cm. Singerman title. SUBJECT(S): Messiah. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Schindler (1842–1915) , was a “U. S. Reform rabbi and social worker. Schindler, born in Neisser, Silesia, the son of an Orthodox rabbi, was sent to Breslau when he was 13 to train for the rabbinate. After two years he gave up his rabbinical studies, graduating from the gymnasium and eventually qualifying as a teacher. In 1868 he led a small congregation in Westphalia, but his views proved too liberal. Influenced by Darwinism and Bible criticism, he adopted a radical and even assimilationist standpoint and was closely associated with Boston’s advanced thinkers, particularly Minot J. Savage, a rebel against Christian Orthodoxy who eventually led the New York Community Church. Schindler's theological and political radicalism, and apparently his German background, proved unpalatable to his congregation, and he retired from the rabbinate in 1894, becoming superintendent first of the Federation of Jewish Charities and then of the Leopold Morse Home. Among Schindler’s publications were Messianic Expectations and Modern Judaism, and Dissolving Views in the History of Judaism” (Temkin in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (Heb-15-7) (ID #25826) $50.00.
156. Schreiber, Emanuel. REFORMED JUDAISM AND ITS PIONEERS. Spokane, WA, Spokane Printing Company, 1892. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo. xv, 400 pages. Inscribed by the author on title page Original Cloth. Singerman 4431. The first Jewish book published in Washington state. Lengthy biographies of the founders of Reform Judaism: David Friedlaender, Israel Jacobsohn, Aron Chorin, Abraham Geiger et al. Outer margin of title frayed, gutter split. Contemporary boards. Also inscribed by previous owner on front end page (dated 1943) and margin of title page. Good condition. (Spec-12-7) (ID #25535) $125.00.
157. Sobel, Samuel. I LOVE THY HOUSE. Norfolk, [Commodore Levy Chapel Fellowship], 1962. Cloth. 12mo.  pages. 31 pages of music. Ill. Port. 20 cm. First Edition. Book includes a brief history of Commodore Levy, information on his home at Monticello which he bought from Jefferson's daughter, prayers and remembrances and a songbook. Uriah Phillips Levy was a member of two synagogues and lead a group that won the Congressional Charter which proclaimed equality of the Synagogue with Church in Washington. He ran away to join the navy at 10 and became a commodore. In the War of 1812 he was on the Argus that sank 21 British ships. He was especially noted for ending flogging in the navy. SUBJECT (S): Armed Forces -- Prayer-books and devotions. Levy, Uriah Phillips, 1792-1862. United States Naval Station, Norfolk, Va. Commodore Levy Chapel. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Cover is wrapped in heavy adhesive plastic cover. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC16-11). (ID #26826) $55.00.
158. Strauss, Friedrich, 1786-1863. Kenrick, John,; 1788-1877,; Tr. THE GLORY OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL; OR, THE HEBREW'S PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY CITY: COMPRISING A PICTURE OF JUDAISM IN THE CENTURY WHICH PRECEDED THE BIRTH OF OUR SAVIOUR. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co,, 1859. Hardcover, small 8vo, 480 pages. Gilt embossed spine. Frontispiece illustration of “the flight of Elisama”. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- To 70 A. D. -- Fiction. Translated by John Kenrick. A translation of his "Helon's wallfahrt nach Jerusalem. " Wear to covers, good + condition. (SPEC-13-10) (ID #26482) $35.00.
159. Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. JUDAISM AT THE WORLD'S PARLIAMENT OF RELIGIONS. COMPRISING THE PAPERS ON JUDAISM READ AT THE PARLIAMENT, AT THE JEWISH DENOMINATIONAL CONGRESS, AND AT THE JEWISH PRESENTATION. Cincinatti, Robert Clarke & Co., 1894. 1st Edition. Cloth, Cloth. 8vo. xxii, 418 pages. Gilt titles; decorative endpapers. The Union of American Hebrew Congregations is an association of American Jewish congregations composed chiefly of the Reform element, and established largely through the persistent efforts, extending for a period of over twenty years, of Isaac M. Wise. (JE) The 1893 Parliament marked the first formal gathering of representatives of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. Today it is recognized as the occasion of the birth of formal interreligious dialog worldwide. Singerman 4794. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Bit of edgewear at corners and on spine. Pages tanned but all text is clear. Two unobtrustive stamps from "Taft Home Library in margin of first page, but otherwise a nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC18-8). (ID #26654) $65.00.
160. Wise, Isaac Mayer. PRONAOS TO HOLY WRIT: ESTABLISHING ON DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE, THE AUTHORSHIP, DATE, FORM, AND CONTENTS OF EACH OF ITS BOOKS, AND THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE PENTATEUCH. Cincinnati: R. Clark, 1891. Hardcover, original boards, 8vo, 193 pages, 24 cm. Singerman title. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Introductions. Includes bibliographical references. Wise (1819–1900) was a “U. S. Reform rabbi, architect of Reform Judaism in America. Wise was born in Steingrub, Bohemia, and studied at yeshivot in Prague and Vienna. In 1843, he became the rabbinical officiant (Religionsweiser) in Radnitz, Bohemia. Disillusioned about career prospects for Jews in central Europe, he emigrated to the United States in 1846. He became rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Albany, N. Y, introducing reforms such as mixed seating, choral singing, and confirmation. In 1847, he joined a bet din in New York, presided over by Max Lilienthal , and conceived the idea of its authorizing a single ritual for the American Jewish community. In 1854, Wise became rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he remained for the rest of his life. Within a few months of his arrival, he began to publish a national weekly, The Israelite, later renamed the American Israelite , and a German supplement Die Deborah. By the end of the year, he had founded Zion College, which combined Hebrew and secular studies. Although known more as a leader than a scholar, Wise did write a number of books: History of the Israelitish Nation (1854) , Minhag America (1856) , Minhag America (1866) , The World of My Books (n. D. ) , Selected Writings of Isaac M. Wise, with a Biography (ed. Philipson and Grossman, 1900, rev. 1969) , and Reminiscences (ed. David Philipson, 1901, rev. 1945) ” (Gordon in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (Heb-14-7) (ID #25815) $100.00.
161. Wronski, Isaac. THE WORLD, MAN AND GOD. Chicago: The Author, 1908. Hardcover, 8vo, 272 pages, 1 leaf of plates, portrait, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S): Human beings. Religion and civilization. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Arizona State, Loyola, HUC, Wisconsin, National Library of Israel) , none on the East or West Coast. Lightly bumped cover corners. Excellent condition. (Heb-15-11) (ID #25830) $45.00.
162. Zunz, Leopold and Perets Ben Barukh Asher Perles. HEBREW CHARACTERISTICS: MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS FROM THE GERMAN. New York, American Jewish Publication Society, 1875. Hardcover, 8vo, 96 pages, 21 cm. 1st English language edition. Singerman title. Contents: Extracts from Jewish moralists (from the eleventh to the fifteenth century) From Dr. L. Zunz’s “Zur geschichte und literature”. --Jewish marriage in post-biblical times. --A study in archaeology by Dr. J. Perles. --On interment of the dead in post in post-biblical Judaism. A study in archaeology by Dr. J. Perles. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Civilization. Jewish ethics. Zunz (1794–1886) , was a “philologist, among the founders of the “Science of Judaism” (Wissenschaft des Judentums ). Born in Detmold, Germany, the child of talmud scholar Immanuel Menachem Zunz and Hendel Behrens, daughter of Dov Beer. Zunz devoted his life to the outline and development of the Wissenschaft des Judentums. According to the modern historical-philological school of F. A. Wolf and A. Boeckh, he intended an exploration of all post-biblical rabbinical or, as he called it, Jewish literature. But instead of modern classical studies (Wissenschaft des Altertums) , which treated ancient cultures as completely past, he pursued a substantial interest in the nature of Judaism. In addition to parallels to the modern classics, Zunz participated in the contemporary philosophical discourse about the progress of world history and mankind – most influentially expressed by Johann Gottfried Herder and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. For him, the historical, cultural and religious achievements of the “Hebrew/Jewish nation” in the Diaspora was revealed in all its written sources. In so doing, Zunz denied several basic values of traditional Judaism, but in their place offered the modern Jew an interest in history” (Glatzer and Pelger in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped corners and edges. Light yellowing of pages. Very good condition. (Heb-14-8) (ID #25816) $150.00.
ERETZ ISRAEL & ZIONISM
163. Barukh Chizhik. צמחיאל: אגדות ושיחות על צמחי ארץ־ישראל. TSIMHI'EL: AGADOT VE-SIHOT `AL TSIMHE EREZ YISRAEL. Tel Aviv: [Defus Hapoel Hatz'ir], 1929. Hardcover, small 8vo, 106 pages. 10 black and white illustrations on glossy paper. A volume of legends and folklore about the vegetation of Erez Israel, with photographs by S. Harobi. It includes an added glossary of plants "Beurim ve-he`arot", which includes botanical Latin terms and short descriptions of the plants. Barukh Chizhik, (1884-1955) was an Erez Israel naturalist, was born in Tomashpol, Ukraine. He studied agriculture in the Crimea and the Caucasus, specializing in gardening and subtropical crops. He was a founding member of the Po'alei Zion movement in Russia. In 1906 Chizhik went to Erez Israel and settled in the moshavah Kinneret. He became head gardener for the Turkish authorities in Damascus in 1915. In 1922 he was appointed director of the Zionist Executive's agricultural museum, and taught citrus cultivation. Acquiring a farm in Herzliyyah in 1932, he worked on improving strains of fruit trees and other crops. He published articles in agricultural journals, and his books include the encyclopedia of flora Ozar ha-Zemahim (1956) , and Zimhi'el (1930) , a collection of popular articles and legends on the flora of Palestine. 19 copies on OCLC, A very good copy bound in the original boards. (SPEC-13-2) (ID #26474) $135.00.
164. Jabotinsky, Vladimir. PRELUDE TO DELILAH. New York, Bernard Ackerman, 1945. Cloth. 8vo. 348 pages. [1 page of plates]. 21 cm. A fictional novel dealing with the biblical character Delilah (of Samson and Delilah fame) , which served as an inspiration for the Jewish Diaspora. Jabotisnky was a Revisionist Zionist leader, author, orator, soldier, and founder of the Jewish Self-Defense Organization in Odessa. He also helped form the Jewish Legion of the British army in World War I, and was a founder and early leader of the militant Zionist underground organization, Irgun. SUBJECT(S): Samson, Judge of Israel - Fiction. Delilah (Biblical character) - Fiction. Zhabotinskii, Vladimir. Translation of: Kak sulia I glupets. Dark blue cloth with white lettering. Some staining to covers. Title page is ripped along spine. Internal pages are tanned and brittle, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC-14-10). (ID #26451) $80.00.
165. Another Copy. Brown cloth with white lettering. Some staining to covers. Internal pages are tanned and brittle, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (SPEC-14-9). (ID #26450) $75.00.
166. Landauer, Georg. PALASTINA. 300 BILDER. Munich, Meyer & Jessen, 1925. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. X, 242 pages including plates. Map. 30 cm. Introduction and descriptive text in German. Photo captions in German, French and English. A collection of 300 pictures from Palestine with captions and detailed descriptive text. Introduction by Sven Hedin. SUBJECTS: Palestine – Pictorial works. Some wear to boards on corners and along spine. Inscription from previous owner on front end page, but otherwise a nice, clean copy. Very good condition. (SPEC20-1). (ID #26845) $100.00.
167. Merkaz Hinukh Ha-Torah (Tel Aviv). MERKAZ HINUKH HA-TORAH BE-ERETS YISRAEL. Tel Aviv, 1937. Softcover, 8vo, 45, 9 pages. Includes illustrations, many photos. 18 x 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Education -- Israel. Title on cover. Title on added title page: Mercaz Hinuch Hatorah, Centre of Torah Education in Palestine. Hebrew, English and Yiddish. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandies and Florida). Bumped edges. Bound with string. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-15-6) (ID #25825) $100.00.
168. The Hebrew University In Jerusalem. ספר מאגנס. MAGNES ANNIVERSARY BOOK = KOVETS MEHKARIM ME-ET ANSHE HA-UNIVERSITAH HA-`IVRIT. Jerusalem, The Hebrew University Press, 1938. Paper Wraps. 4to. 464, LXXI pages. Ill. Mounted port. 26 cm. In Hebrew with English Title Page and Summaries. A collection of papers on various subjects edited by members of the academic staff of the Hebrew University that was founded by Dr. J. L. Magnes, to whom the book was presented and for whom the book was named. Topics span the humanities and sciences, including: contemporary and historical community surveys, religious and philosophical studies, and various natural science studies , especially those pertaining to Palestine. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Science. Cover is chipping at edges with slight loss of paper. Lacks pieces of backstrip at top and bottom of spine (about 3” total). Internal pages are tanning slightly, but still nice and clean (still uncut). Very good condition. (SPEC16-14). (ID #26829) $30.00.
OTHER COMMUNITY HISTORIES
169. Australia) Jacobs, Louis P. and Joseph Fels. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE JEW; AN ADDRESS TO THE MELBOURNE JEWISH UNDERGRADUATES’ SOCIETY, 26TH OCTOBER, 1913. Melbourne, Australia, 1914. Softcover, 8vo, 35 pages. SUBJECT (S): Single tax. Cover-title. Reprinted articles by Joseph Fels, pages 24-35. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (New York Public Library, Hebrew Union College, National Library of Australia, State Library of Victoria) , only 2 in the US, none west of Cincinnati. Spine repair. Lightly bumped corners. Very good condition. (Heb-15-4) (ID #25823) $135.00.
170. Canada) Congrès Juif Canadien.; Bureau De La Recherche Sociale Et Économique. NATIONAL BICENTENARY OF CANADIAN JEWRY (CANADIAN JEWISH ARCHIVES VOL. 1, NO. 6 MAY 1962). Montréal: National Archives And Library & Bureau Of Social And Economic Research, Canadian Jewish Congress,, 1962. Staple bound packet with paper covers, 4to, 48 pages. Features reprints and facsimilies of original documents from the Canadian Jewish Archives in honor of the 200th anniversary of Jews in Canada, in 1959. Includes documents recording the establishment of Shearith Israel, the first Jewish congregation in Canada. SUBJECT (S): Juifs -- Canada -- Histoire. Very good condition. (ART-7-5) (ID #25660) $35.00.
171. Canadian Jewish Congress.; Cercle Juif De Langue Française. BULLETIN DU CERCLE JUIF (TWO ISSUES: NUMBERS 141 AND 145, 1969 - 70). Montréal, Congrès Juif Canadien 1969-1970,. Periodicals, 4to., 6 pages. In French. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Québec (Province) Juifs -- Canada. Number 145 with photo on cover. Monthly periodical for the French speaking Jewish community in Canada, with local and international news of Jewish interest. Folded. Very good condition. (ART-7-6) (ID #25661) $30.00.
172. (Italy) Carpi, Daniel. היהודים בפאדובה בתקופת הריניסאנס. HA-YEHUDIM BE-FADOVA BI-TQUFAT HA-RENESANS (1369-1509). [THE JEWS OF PADUA DURING THE RENAISSANCE (1369-1509).]. [Jerusalem], [N. P. ], 1967. Softcover. 4to. 85-245, x pages. In Hebrew with additional Title Page and Table of Contents in English and summary in French. PhD dissertation examining the Jewish communities of Padua, Italy including: History of the Jewish Community; Communal Organisation; and Religious and Cultural Life. Daniel Carpi is a professor of Modern and Contemporary History and director of the Diaspora Research Institute at Tel-Aviv University. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, Danish Union CAT & Danish National Library, Det Kongelige Bibliotek: The Royal Library). Light wear to cover. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC16-16). (ID #26831) $135.00.
173. (Karaites) Ya'qub Al-Qirqisani, 10th Cent. nemoy, Leon. كتاب الأنوار و المراقب. KITAB AL-ANWAR WA-AL-MARAQIB: CODE OF KARAITE LAW. VOL III ONLY: CIRCUMCISION, SABBATH; CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAW, LITURGY. New York: Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1941. Paper Wrappers, 4to, pages 495-788 (293 pages total).; 28 cm. "Edited from manuscripts in the State Public Library at Leningrad and the British Museum at London. " In Arabic with English cover and title page. SUBJECT(S): Karaite law. Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 -- Sources. Jewish sects. Some wear to cover, otherwise Good+ Condition. (spec-12) (ID #25700) $200.00.
174. Hands, L. SOME LEGAL DIFFICULTIES WHICH BESET THE JEWESS. Kilburn, Hart & Son Ltd, 1921. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages. 22 cm. Includes Addenda ( leaves; 34 cm.). "Printed for Private Circulation." Paper prepared for the International Conference on Women Zionists which was held in London in July, 1920. Topics discussed include: Social Conditions, Political Oppression, Legal Status of Women, Divorce: The Husband's Rights, Divorce: The Wife's Position, The Childless Widow, Marriage with the Descendants of Aaron, Polygamy, Neglect of Legal Precautions, Need for Registration of Marriages, Immigrant Rabbis and Civil Law, & Need for a Central Rabbinic Authority. Includes a 2-page mimeographed "ADDENDA" by the author tipped in: "The accompanying paper [i.e. pamphlet] on 'Some Legal Difficulties which beset the Jewess,' was prepared for the International Conference of Women Zionists which was held in London in July, 1920. Since then, the subject has been much discussed and the writer desires to add a few words." Topics in the addenda include: "Practical Difficulties in Connection with Reform," "The Rabbinical Conference," "The Task Which Lies Before Women," & "Divorce by Mutual Consent." Includes bibliographical references on page 16. This is NOT the more common SOME DIFFICULTIES WHICH BESET THE JEWESS, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HER LEGAL POSITION, published by the same author several years prior (and with no adenda nor reference to the Conference ) several years earlier in 1917. SUBJECT(S): Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law) Jewish women. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (BR-3) (ID #12700) $100.00.
175. Margolioth, Ephraim Zalman Ben Menahem Mannes. ספר טיב גיטין וספר יד אפרים: על סדר שמות גיטין שסידר בעל המחבר בית שמואל; וגם הגהות וביאורים על אה״ע [ז״א אבן העזר] ועל מושן משפט. SEFER TIV GITIN. Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom, 1849. Softcover, 4to, 146, 16, pages, 35 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Names, Personal -- Jewish. Divorce (Jewish law). Other Titles: Sefer Yad Efrayim. Yad Efrayim. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Wear and tear to cover spine and binding, wear to edges. Water stain through first few pages of book. Hinge and spine repair. Paper & internal binding good, overall Good Condition. (heb-13-7) (ID #25799) $175.00.
176. Rabin, Shemuel Aharon. ספר בית אהרן: קצת חדושים על ש״ע אה״ע הלכות גיטין עם משפטי גיטין והוא קיצור דינים... ואיזה שו״ת השייכים להלכה זו. Sefer Bet Aharon: ḳetsat ḥidushim ʻal Sh. ʻa. E. ha-ʻe. Hilkhot giṭin ʻim mishpaṭe giṭin ṿe-hu ḳitsur dinim... ṿe-ezeh sh. u-t. ha-shayakhim le-halakhah zo. Lemberg: Bi-Defus Avraham Yitshak Mankish, 1876. Hardcover, Folio, 81 leaves, 38cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Divorce (Jewish Law). Karo, Joseph, 1488-1575. Even ha-Ezer -- Commentaries. 1876, printing date. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Mishpate gitin; Beth Aron; OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Spertus Inst, UCLA) , none east of Illinois. Spertus keeps their copy in their Katzin Rare Book Collection. Wear to edges of pages and binding. Chipping and bumped cover corners. Light browning to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-5) (ID #25797) $165.00.
177. Waagenaar, Sam. נשים בישראל. WOMEN OF ISRAEL. Tel-Aviv, Lonnie Kahn, 1961. Paper Wraps. 12mo. 46 pages, 112 plates,  pages. 19 cm. Title page and captions also in Hebrew (title: “Nashim be-Yisrael”). Includes and introduction about women in Israel, as well as the stories of five specific Israeli women. SUBJECT(S): Women -- Israel -- Pictorial works. Some wear to wraps, especially along the spine. Inscription from previous owner on English title page. Internal pages are tanned, but nice and clean; all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC16-3). (ID #26819) $30.00.
178. Walsh, Alderman J. S. MRS. SHEINBLUM’S KITCHEN. Leeds, Jewish Historical Society Of England, 1982. Paper Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 18 cm. The second in a series of three pamphlets from the project “The Jews of Leeds during the Great War 1914-1918.” It offers a firsthand account of the intellectual life of Jewish Community prior to, and during, World War I including everyday “ghetto” life and activities and Zionism in the community. Nice, clean copy. Fine condition. (SPEC-14-3). (ID #26444) $30.00.
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179. קול דמי אחים: תעודות מגיטאות תש''ג. KOL DEME AHIM: TEUDOT MI-GETAOT 703. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1942. Softcover, 16mo, 111 pages, 16 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Min ha-moked; Variation: Sifriyat min ha-moked. SUBJECT(S): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Browning of pages. Light chipping to top of cover hinge binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-18-16) (ID #26741) $75.00.
180. Adler, Cyrus & Aaron M. Margalith. WITH FIRMNESS IN THE RIGHT: AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC ACTION AFFECTING JEWS, 1840-1945. New York, American Jewish Committee, 1946. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 489 pages. A survey of U.S. policy towards refugees spanning the mid-19th century through World War II. Includes policies governing refugees from Central and Eastuern Europe and Russia as well as during the war years. Nice, clean copy in very Good Condition. (SPEC18-3) (ID #26650) $60.00.
181. Baron, Salo Wittmayer. DIE JUDENFRAGE AUF DEM WIENER KONGRESS: AUF GRUND VON ZUM TEIL UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN DARGESTELLT. Wien Und Berlin: Löwit, 1920. Quarter cloth, 8vo. 211 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Germany; Antisemitism; Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Edgeworn, top corners bumped, fly leaf detached and chipped, owner's name on half title page, text clean, good condition. (GER-18-7) (ID #25787) $55.00.
182. Bloch, Josef Samuel. GEGEN DIE ANTI-SEMITEN: EINE STREITSCHRIFT. Vienna, D. Löwy, 1882. Later Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 39 pages. 19 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Against Anti-Semitism: A Pamphlet. ” Bloch was a rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. "During the Tisza-Eszlar blood libel trial in 1883, when August Rohling undertook to attest on oath that Jews practiced ritual murder, Bloch attacked him in the press. He challenged Rohling's competence as a scholar, accused him of lying, and offered him 3, 000 florins for translating a random page of the Talmud. Rohling was forced to sue Bloch for libel, but after two years' investigations withdrew his action 13 days before the trial was due to open...Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israel and the Nations, 1927) [is a compendium of apologetics] based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial. " (Meir Lamed, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jewish question. Blood accusation. Named Person: Rohling, August, 1839-1912. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Inscription from previous owner in margin of title page. Internal pages are tanned, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC20-30). (ID #26873) $75.00.
183. Bonger, Willem Adriaan, 1876-1940. RAS EN MISDAAD. Haarlem, H. D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon N. V.,, 1939. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 110 pages. In Dutch. “Race and Crime”. Section on “Jewish criminality”. SUBJECT (S): Crime. Criminals. Race. Rassen (mens) Etnische groepen. Criminaliteit. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Marginalia throughout. Very good condition. (ART-12-5) (ID #25780) $65.00.
184. Congress For Jewish Culture. THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING. New York: Congress Fr Jewish Culture, 1968. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 39, 29 pages. In Yiddish and English. SUBJECT (S): Warsaw (Poland) – history – Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943 – anniversaries, etc. Very good condition. (SPEC-19-3) (ID #26711) $30.00.
185. Czechoslovak National Council Of America. NEWS FLASHES FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA UNDER NAZI DOMINATION [ & ]NEWS FLASHES FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA [SUCCEEDING TITLE]. Loose Issues. Chicago: The Council, 1941-1946. Paper Wrappers, 4to (large, magazine size) , 4 pages each issue. Fascinating exile publication, published weekly to alert other refugees, and American decision makers as well, about Nazi abuses in Czechoslovakia and resistance to them, from the great ("Sokol Property Seized: Nazis Destry Great Czech National Monument) to the small ("Czech Farmers Refuse to Breed Pigs"). Some material on Jews. "Flashes...Domination" ran 1939-1945, then, following the end of the war, continued as simply "News Flashes from Czechoslovakia, " through 1946. Issues present: Nrs. 170, 171, 174, 175, 176, 177, 182, 183, 202, 208, 209, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, & 279. SUBJECT(S): Czechoslovakia -- History -- 1938-1945. We noted that many library holdings are incomplete. All folded in thirds, some light occational wear, Very Good Condition. Price is per issue. (MX-33-34) (ID #16880) $25.00.
186. Eldridge, Paul. I BRING A SWORD. New York, The Fine Editions Press, 1945. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 40 pages. 22 cm. Published just as the Holocaust was ending, this is a collection of largely religious -themed poetry address the murder of the Jews by the Nazis. Eldridge was "an American poet, novelist, short story writer and teacher... He...married a fellow writer, Sylvette de Lamar (author of a 1932 novel Jews and the Cross)...He is best known for collaborating with the American decadent novelist and poet George Sylvester Viereck on a trilogy of exotic fantasy novels from 1928 to 1932, My First Two Thousand Years: the Autobiography of the Wandering Jew, Salome: the Wandering Jewess and the Invincible Adam" (Wikipedia, 2010). Contents of this volume includes: “Let Us Pray; ” “And There Was Justice; ” “We-The Chosen Uninvited; ” “The Law Inexorable; ” “Walk Proudley, Jew!; ” “To the King of the Yellow Badge; ” “Of Men and Ostriches; ” “Ballad of Toolittle and Toolate; ” “Epitaph for Eliahu Hakim and Eliahu Souri. ” Cover displays a reprint of an Arthur Szyk drawing. Cover is lightly worn along the spine, but still nice. Internal pages are clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-11). (ID #26854) $100.00.
187. League Of Fighters For Freedom and Democracy. WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN/NOUS N'AVONS PAS OUBLIE/WIR HABEN ES NICHT VERGESSEN. Warsaw, Polonia Publishing House, 1960. 2nd Edition. Cloth, Large 4to; 267 pages; Over 300 powerful photos on high-quality paper. An important book. Very good + condition in VG+ jacket, with slipcase. (ART-12-9) (ID #25856) $125.00.
188. Another Copy. Very slight bowing to boards, Very Good Condition Lacks Jacket (ART-12-10) (ID #3907) $125.00.
189. Mendelsohn, S. ווי אזוי לעבן פוילישע יידן אין די געטאס. VI AZOY LEBN POYLISHE YIDN IN DI GETOS. THE POLISH JEWS BEHIND THE NAZI GHETTO WALLS. New York, Yiddish Scientific Institute, 1942. Paper Wraps. 4to. 30 pages. Ill. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Series: Yivo bleter XIX, 1 (January-February, 1942). Important Holocaust-era report on the Warsaw Ghetto, published the year before the uprising. "Paper presented to the 16th annual conference of the Yiddish Scientific Institute, January 9-11, 1942. Drawing his material from Nazi controlled newspapers, private correspondence and reports of the underground movement, the author presents a picture of the life of the Polish Jews in the ghettos. The paper, which is an offprint of the Yivo bleter, Journal of the Yiddish Scientific Institute, XIX, 1 (January-February, 1942) , is also published in an English translation. ” SUBJECT(S): World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Warsaw. Jews -- Poland -- Warsaw -- Persecutions. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Warsaw. Jewish ghettos -- Poland -- Warsaw. Geographic: Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945. Poland -- Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Cover is lightly worn with small tear to image on front cover. Internal pages are slightly tanned at edges, but all text is clear. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC-14-11). (ID #26452) $45.00.
190. Platonov, Oleg Anatolievitch; editor. Исследование холокоста. Глобальное видение материалы международной Тегеранской коференции 11-12 декабря 2006 года. ISSLEDOVANIE HOLOKOSTA. GLOBAL’NOE VIDENIE. MATERIALY MEZHDUNARODNOY TEGERANSKOY KONFERENTSII. 11-12 DEKABRYA 2006 GODA. Moscow, Algoritm, 2007. Cloth. 8vo. 269 pages. 21 cm. In Russian. Materials from the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust in Tehran, 2006. Although officially held to “to provide an appropriate scientific atmosphere for scholars to offer their opinions in freedom about a historical issue, ” the meeting was widely described as a “Holocaust denial conference” and provoked worldwide criticism. SUBJECT(S): Shoah -- Congrès. Guerre mondiale (1939-1945) -- Camps de concentration -- Chambres à gaz -- Congrès. Sionisme -- Congrès. Includes bibliography. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Nanterre BDIC-Fonds Cyrilliques). Nice, clean copy with tight binding. Near fine condition. Relatively scarce. (SPEC16-18). (ID #26833) $150.00.
191. Schöpf, Dr. ANTISEMITISCHE, ZU DEUTSCH JUDENHETZERISCHE BESTREBUNGEN IN DER GAISON-STADT SALZBURG! ! ! GRANDVERWUNDERUNG. Salzburg, Schöpf, 1888. Later Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 19 cm. 16 pages. In German. Title translates to English as, “Anti-Semitic, hateful to German-Jewish efforts in the city of Salzburg Gaison! Grand Surprise. ” An examination of anti-Semitic sentiment and actions in contemporary Salzburg, Austria. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Austria -- Salzburg. Antisemitism -- Austria -- Salzburg. Cover quote: "Der Ertrag für Aufbesserung der Kost im St. Anna-Spital in Onigl. " OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Internal pages are tanned, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC20-28). (ID #26871) $65.00.
192. Szajkowski, Zosa. JEWS, WARS, AND COMMUNISM (VOLUME 2 ONLY). THE IMPACT OF THE 1919-20 RED SCARE ON THE AMERICAN JEWISH LIFE. Hardcover, 8vo, Hardcover, Octavo, red cloth with gold lettering, 398 pp, b/w illustrations, notes, printed sources, list of periodicals, index. Ex-library with usual markings. Good + condition. (HOLO2-18-51) (ID #12532) $60.00.
193. Yivo Institute For Jewish Research. Tsunoyfgeshtelt Gevorn Durkh Z. Shaykovski. CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION JEWISH LIFE IN SHANGHAI, SEPTEMBER 1948-JANUARY 1949. KATALOG FUN DER OYSSHTELUNG YIDISH LEBN IN SHANKHAY: SEPTEMBER 1948-YANUAR 1949. New York, Yiddish Scientific Insitute – YIVO, 1948. Original Staplebound Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 29 pages. 22 cm. The catalogue accompanying the YIVO exhibit on the Jewish population in Shanghai. Contents includes: Shanghai Jewish Congregation; The Shanghai Ghetto; Statistics of Jews in Shanghai; Political Movements (including Zionism and the Labor Organization); Other Shanghai Jewish Organizations; Art, Theater, Music and Radio; The Jewish Press in China; Re-Emigration. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- China -- Shanghai. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Lightly worn with some bending to corners and crease down back cover. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington keeps their copy in their Rare Book Collection. Very good condition. (SPEC20-12). (ID #26855) $100.00.
194. Baron, Salo, et al, editors. PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR JEWISH RESEARCH. vols 46-47 (Jubilee Volume). New York, The Academy, 1980. Cloth. large 8vo. 1st edition. In English and Hebrew. "The American Academy for Jewish Research is the oldest of the Jewish studies organizations in North America. The AAJR was organized in the late 1920's, as a cadre of European-born and tranined [sic] scholars began to coalesce in North America. The roster of early leaders of the AAJR constitutes a listing of the first giants of Jewish research in the New World - Salo Baron, Louis Ginzberg, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Louis Finklestein, Harry Orlinsky, and Harry Wolfson to mention but a few. These scholars and almost all the rest of the AAJR Fellows were very much concentrated in the Northeast Corridor, making New York City the headquarters of the Academy and the locus of its activities. The annual AAJR Sunday meeting, held at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in late December, was - down through the 1960's - the great occasion in North American Judaic scholarship and the setting in which established and neophyte scholars made important presentations. The Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research was one of the preeminent jounals [sic] on the international Jewish studies scene. The Academy was also active in supporting publication of valuable works. A grant from the Academy meant both financial assistance and the imprimatur of the leaders in Jewish Studies" (Chazan, AAJR.org). Very Good Condition in cardboard slipcase. (SPEC18-9) (ID #26655) $80.00.
195. Ely E Pilchik. HILLEL, THE BOOK AGAINST THE SWORD. New York: Schuman, 1951. Hardcover, 12mo, 127 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. Signed by author. SUBJECT: Hillel. Pilchik (1913-2003) was a “U. S. Reform rabbi. Pilchik was born in Baranowicz, Poland, and immigrated to the United States in 1920. He earned a B. A. From the University of Cincinnati in 1935 and was ordained and received his M. H. L. From Hebrew Union College in 1939. HUC-JIR awarded him an honorary D. D. Degree in 1964. In 1939, Pilchik joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, where he established a Hillel Foundation, serving as its first director. He became assistant rabbi of Har Sinai Temple in Baltimore, Maryland, before being appointed rabbi of Temple Israel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where his tenure was interrupted by service overseas as a chaplain in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1947, Pilchik assumed the pulpit of Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Newark, New Jersey, becoming emeritus in 1981. He quickly became a regional Jewish leader, serving as president of the Essex County, N. J, Synagogue Council and Board of Rabbis, as well as of the New Jersey Board of Rabbis and of the Association of Reform Rabbis of New York. In the general community, he was appointed by the governor to serve on the New Jersey State Council on Economic Opportunity and served as chairman of the Newark Citizen's Housing Committee. On a national level, Pilchik was president of the Jewish Book Council of America, and in the Reform movement, a member of the Executive Board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and of the Board of Governors of HUC-JIR. In 1977, he was elected president of the CCAR. Pilchik is the author of Hillel, Maimonides’ Creed, and Duties of the Heart” (Gordon in EJ, 2007). Signed by author. Light wear to cover edges and corners. Very good condition. (Heb-16-4) (ID #26700) $30.00.
196. Katz, Jacob. בונים חושפים ויהודים. BONIM HOFSHIM VI-YEHUDIM. Yerushalayim: Mossad Bialik, 1968. Hardcover, 8vo, 240 pages, facsims, portrait, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Freemasonry -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Romanized. Katz (1904-1998) was an “Israeli historian. Born in Magyargencs, Hungary, Katz studied at various yeshivot and at the university of Frankfurt. From 1936 to 1950 he taught at religious schools and the Mizrachi Teachers’ Seminary in Jerusalem. From 1950 he taught at the Hebrew University, becoming professor of Jewish social and educational history in 1962. In 1969 he was appointed rector of the Hebrew University. Katz’s published works include Toledot Yisrael ve-he-Ammim; Maso-ret u-Mashber; Exclusiveness and Tolerance; Freemasons and Jews; Emancipation and Assimilation: Studies in Modern Jewish History; Out of the Ghetto: The Social Background of Jewish Emancipation, 1770–1870; Toward Modernity: The European Jewish Models. His work is significant for the understanding of the intricate relationships between Jews and gentiles and offers insights into Jewish sociology in medieval and modern times. For his studies he utilized rabbinical sources which had been usually unexplored for historical-sociological research. In 1980 he was awarded the Israel Prize for studies in Jewish history” (Katz in EJ, 2007). Yisrael Friedman’s copy, written on first page. Light chipping to edges of dust jacket. Good condition. (Heb-22-13) (ID #26948) $150.00.
197. Lehmann, Marcus. חתן המלך. HATAN HA-MELEKH. Warsaw, 1904. Hardcover, 12mo, 58 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Lehmann (1831-1890) was a “German Orthodox rabbi, scholar, and writer. Lehmann was born in Verden, Germany, and studied with Israel Hildesheimer in Halberstadt, with S. L. Rapoport in Prague, and at Halle. In Prague he was friendly with the writer Solomon Kohn, who may have influenced Lehmann’s future work as a writer. In 1853 an organ was introduced in the synagogue of Mainz and in 1854, when the Orthodox members formed a separate congregation, Lehmann was elected their rabbi and, eventually, one of the leaders and spokesmen of modern German Orthodoxy. In Mainz he founded a religious school which from 1859 was an elementary day school for boys and girls. Lehmann wrote polemically against Reform and founded the weekly Israelit to counter the influence of Ludwig Philippson’s Reform periodical, Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums; the Israelit became the principal voice of German Orthodoxy. Lehmann was the main contributor to the Israelit and his many historical novels, including Rabbi Joselmann von Rosheim, and short stories were first published in it. His stories were collected in Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, and many were translated or adapted into Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, French, Hungarian, English, and other languages. Lehmann’s stories have no great literary merit, but as juvenile literature, they have religious and educational value. Of more scholarly importance, though also primarily intended for popular instruction, are his German edition of the Haggadah, anonymously revised and enlarged by H. Ehrmann and translated into English, and his Sabbath lectures on Avot, collected as Die Sprueche der Vaeter in which Lehmann made use of earlier commentators, particularly of Samuel b. Isaac’s Midrash Shemu’el, and thus made the commentators accessible to the German reader. Lehmann also published the tractate Berakhot of the Jerusalem Talmud with the commentary of Solomon Sirillo and his own notes, Meir Nativ. Lehmann translated the Pentateuch in the Bible translation initiated by the Orthodox Bible Institute to counter the translation of Zunz and others. As editor of the Israelit, Lehmann agreed increasingly with S. R. Hirsch’s intransigent line in Hirsch’s differences with Hildesheimer, Lehmann’s friend and teacher” (Rothschild in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis). Ex-library with markings. Staining on title page. Brown edges. Hinge repair. Wear to cover corners. Otherwise very good condition. (Heb-13-10) (ID #25802) $100.00.
198. Lestschinsky, Jakob; editor. שריפטן פאר עקאנאמיק און סטאטיסטיק. SHRIFTN FAR EKONOMIK UN STATISTIK. [SCHRIFTEN FÜR WIRTSCHAFT UND STATISTIK] BAND I. Berlin, Judisches Wissenschaftliches Institut, Sektion Für Wirtschaft Und Statistik, 1928. Paper Wraps. Large 4to. 262, 34 pages. In Yiddish with additional German title page and summaries. Title translates to English as: “Writings of Economics and Statistics. ” Lestschinsky was a Russian-born pioneer in sociology, economics, and demography of Jewish life. He helped found the Zionist Socialist Party. SUBJECT(S): Economics. Statistics. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Yiddish title page has unobtrusive inscription from pervious owner in margins. Covers worn with some chipping. Approx. 1” tear at bottom of spine; lacks part of backstrip. Internal pages are tanning at edges, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (SPEC16-22). (ID #26837) $60.00.
199. Mann, Jacob. TEXTS AND STUDIES IN JEWISH HISTORY AND LITERATURE. VOL. 1, WITH 27 FACSIMILES. Philadelphia: Hebrew Press Of The Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1931. Cloth, 8vo.,. xxiv,728 pages. English; Original texts in Hebrew; commentary in English. Sections include: "Document Concerning European Jewry", "Geonica", "Palestinian Affairs in the 11th Century", "Egyptian Affairs and Personalities (10th - 15th Centuries)", "Documents Concerning the Jews in Mosul and Kurdistan", "Fragments of Legalistic Writings of the Ganoic Period", and "Genizah Inventories of Books". Ex-library with institutional stamp on title page. Very good condition. (ART-7-3A) (ID #25854) $100.00.
200. Rand, Ayn. THE FOUNTAINHEAD. New York Bobbs Merrill 1943. Cloth, 8vo, 754 pages. Later printing of the first edition, with no printings stated but with all the other first edition points. In the second state dustjacket. Red cloth lettered in gilt on the front panel and spine. The dustjacket features a $3.00 price at the base of the front flat and a photo of the author along with three reviews of the book at the rear. All points are present: Page 9: The "9" looks like an "o" at the bottom. Page 321, Line 5: "referred" is spelled "refrred". Page 381, Line 4: The "G" in "G. W. " is slightly smaller. Page 480, Line 2: "Dominique" is spelled "Domininque". Rand was born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum in 1905, into a middle-class family living in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the eldest of three daughters (Alisa, Natasha, and Nora). Her parents were, Zinovy Zacharovich Rosenbaum and Anna Borisovna Rosenbaum, agnostic and largely non-observant Jews. Her father was a chemist and a successful pharmaceutical entrepreneur who earned the privilege of living outside the Jewish Pale of Settlement. (Wikipedia, 2010). This book was Rand's first major literary success which became a huge seller, matching the later popularity of Atlas Shrugged. Made into a Hollywood film in 1949, with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal in the lead roles, it has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. Light use wear to cloth. Inside hinges are starting, but no markings, completely clean inside. Jacket has sunned spine and wear, especially at crown of spine, but is attractive. Overall Good Condition in Good Jacket. (spec-14-21) (ID #26471) $800.00.
201. Shelley, Percy Bysshe. THE WANDERING JEW. London: Reeves and Turner, 1887. Hardcover, 8vo, XXXII-116 pages, 23, 5 cm. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Rennes2-bu Centrale). Staining to cover. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-15-8) (ID #25827) $30.00.