CATALOG 122: OVER 100 UNUSUAL TITLES
IN JEWISH STUDIES

A Special Selection from the 17th-20th Centuries

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Freehof, Solomon B. ON THE COLLECTING OF JEWISH BOOKS.New York, Society of Jewish Bibliophiles, 1961. Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. 26 pages. Limited edition (250 copies). Beautifully bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, and marbled endpapers. "Dr. Freehof's address... Was presented before the founding members of the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles assembled in Cincinnati for the dedication of the new Library buildings of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on June 10, 1961." This edition is limited to 250 copies. SUBJECT(S): Book collectors. Book collecting. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Light wear to spine; overall, very good + condition. (SPEC23-28) (ID #27441) $75.00.
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  3. Glanz, Rudolf. THE GERMAN JEW IN AMERICA: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY INCLUDING BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, AND ARTICLES OF SPECIAL INTEREST. Cincinatti, Hebrew Union College Press, 1969. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. xiv, 192 pages. 29 cm. Subjects: Jews, German--United States--Bibliography. Jews--United States--Bibliography. Series: Bibliographica Judaica, No. 1. Gilt lettering on cover and spine, Very good condition. (CH-11) (ID #10738) $50.00.
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  5. Goodman, Philip, Ed. ESSAYS ON JEWISH BOOKLORE. New York, KTAV, 1972. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. xxi, 410 pages. A collection of 43 articles selected from the Jewish book annual, 1942-1971. Includes bibliographical references. SUBJECT (S): Jewish literature -- History and criticism. Jews in literature. Littérature juive. Juifs dans la littérature. Very good condition. (CT-11).xx (ID #15048) $40.00.
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  7. Muneles, Otto. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF JEWISH PRAGUE: THE JEWISH STATE MUSEUM OF PRAGUE. Prague, Orbis, 1952. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 562 pages. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 562 pages. illus. 22 cm. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- Bibliography. Joden. Named Corp: Zidovske múzeum v Presove. This volume was the first published in the Series: "Jewish Monuments in Bohemia and Moravia." Ex-library with minimal markings. Very good condition in good jacket. (SPEC23-33) Very Good Condition Lacks Jacket. (ID #27445) $65.00.
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    BIOGRAPHY

  9. Epstein, Abraham. דברי בקרת: לכבוד רש׳׳ל רפאפרט ונגד רא׳׳ה װײס. DIVRE BIKORET: LI-KHEVOD RASHAL RAPOPORT VE-NEGED RAAH VAIS. Krako Ba-Defuso Shel Y. Fisher, 1896. Hardcover, 28 pages, 12mo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Meyer Sulzberger's copy with book plate and with marginalia which may be his as well. SUBJECT(S): Weiss, Isaac Hirsch, 1815-1905. Zikhronotai. Weiss, Isaac Hirsch, 1815-1905. Rapoport, Solomon Judah Leib, 1790-1867. Includes bibliographical references. Epstein (1841-1918) , was a "rabbinic scholar and historian. Epstein was born in Staro-Konstantinov, Russia, to a wealthy family. In 1861 he traveled to Western Europe, where he met some of the leading figures in Jewish scholarship (S. J. L. Rapoport, Z. Frankel, and M. Sachs) who greatly stimulated his interest in Jewish studies. Gradually, he liquidated his shares in the family business and devoted himself to research. In 1876 he settled in Vienna, where he pursued his studies and contributed articles to learned Hebrew periodicals. In the controversy between Rapoport and I. Weiss, Epstein defended the former in Divrei Bikkoret (1896). Epstein's works manifest his vast knowledge and painstaking research: he combined the best of Eastern scholarship with Western method and is recognized as an outstanding scholar in his fields. A collection of some of his writings appeared under the title Mi-Kadmoniyyot ha-Yehudim (1887) , of which the second volume of Kitvei R. Avraham Epstein, edited by A. M. Habermann, is an enlarged version. An autobiographical sketch was published in N. Sokolow, Sefer Zikkaron le-Sifrei Yisrael, and is reproduced in Kitvei R. Avraham Epstein. Epstein willed his large and valuable library to the Vienna Jewish Theological Seminary" (Avneri in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to binding. Bumped corners and edges. Tipped in front blank pages. Good condition. (Rab-48-1) (ID #26969) $75.00.
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  11. Geiger, Abraham. LEON DA MODENA, RABBINER ZU VENEDIG, 1571-1648: UND SEINE STELLUNG ZUR KABBALAH, ZUM THALMUD UND ZUM CHRISTENTHUME. Breslau, J. U. Kern, 1856. 1st Edition. Cloth, Later cloth. 8vo. 63. 18cm. In German. page, with some text loss. ; Includes bibliographical references. An important Abraham Geiger 1st edition. Ex-library with stamps on 1st title page (no other markings) , some dampstains. Attractively rebound in leather. All text clear and present. Very good condition. (SPEC23-13) (ID #27412) $75.00.
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  13. Goldstein, Herbert Samuel. FORTY YEARS OF STRUGGLE FOR A PRINCIPLE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF HARRY FISCHEL. New York, Bloch, 1928. Original Publisher's Cloth. xvii, 404 pages. Frontis. Subtitle: Compiled from Mr. Fischel's Daily Diary, Newspaper Clippings, Editorials and Addresses Devlivered by Him during his Forty Years of Service. Some bumping to corners of cover. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC23-12a) (ID #11134) $50.00.
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  15. Sachs, Michael & Moritz Veit. edited by Ludwig Geiger. MICHAEL SACHS UND MORITZ VEIT: BRIEFWECHSEL. Frankfurt A. M. , J. Kauffmann, 1897. 1st Edition. Cloth, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. xxiv, 108 pages. 23 cm. In German. Includes decorrated endpapers and tissued frontis plates of Sachs & Veit. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC23-9) (ID #8430) $30.00.
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  17. (Simon Ben Jochai) Lewin, Louis. RABBI SIMON BEN JOCHAI, EIN HISTORISCHES ZEITBILD AUS DEM ZWEITEN NACHCHRISTLICHEN JAHRHUNDERT. NACH DEN QUELLEN DARGESTELLT. Frankfurt A. M., J. Kauffmann, 1893. 1st Edition. Cloth, Later Cloth. 8vo. 94 pages; In German. 22 cm. "Die vorliegende arbeit wurde der philosophischen fakultät der Universitat Heidelberg als dissertation eingesandt." Ex-library with usual marks, paper dampstained and rippled, rebound in later library binding, Good Condition (SPEC23-6) (ID #8274) $40.00.
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  19. Urbach, Symcha Bunem. תולדות נשמה אחת: הלל צייטלין, האיש ומשנתו. TOLDOT NESHAMAH AHAT: HILEL TSAYTLIN: HA-ISH U-MISHNATO. Jerusalem: Hotsa'at Shem Ve-Yafet, 1953. Hardcover, 12mo, 172 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Zeitlin, Hillel. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Light staining to some pages. Very Good Condition in very good dustjacket. (Heb-30-6) xx (ID #27039) $60.00.
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    BIBLE & ANCIENT

     

  21. זה ספר ספרי: זה השער לה׳ יבואו בו צדיקים. ZEH SEFER SIFRE: ZEH HA-SHA'AR LE-H. YAVO'U BO TSADIKIM.... Lemberg: Bi-Defus Shel Zakhl Ben Aharon, 1865. Hardocver, 12mo, 87 leaves, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Sifrei. 1865. Parallel title: Sifri; Sefer Sifre. Sifre. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (NYPL, YU, Harvard, Ohio State, Penn, Vanderbilt). Stained pages. Hinge repair. Wear to edges and corners of cover board and spine. Handwritten notes inside front cover. Some binding repairs. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-11) (ID #27584) $100.00.
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    11A. (aw)חמשה חומשי תורה עם פירוש רש״י ותרגום אונקלוס. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH ‘IM PERUSH RASHI VE-TARGUM ONKELOS, (5 VOLUMES). Amsterdam, no publisher. No Date (Late 1700s?). Hardcover, folio, 5 volumes, illustrated, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. Bible. O.T. Pentateuch. A 5 volume set containing the 5 books of the Torah, with commentary from Onkelos and Rashi. Illustrated title pages. Stained pages. Wear to binding and hinge repair. Spine repair to volume 4, with few sheets detached from spine. Some cover bindings detached from books. Otherwise, books in good condition. (Heb-38-7) $700.00

     

  23. Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meir. THE COMMENTARY OF IBN EZRA ON ISAIAH: EDITED FROM MSS. AND TRANSLATED, WITH NOTES, INTRODUCTIONS AND INDEXES BY M. FRIEDLÄNDER, VOL. III. London, N. Trübner and Co., 1877. Later Cloth. 8vo. 42; 115 pages. In Hebrew and English. Volume three of a three volume set published by the London Society of Hebrew Literature. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. One of two title pages is detached but present as is one in the rear. Chipping to pages but no damage to text. Overall in good condition. (SPEC23-15). (ID #17010) $75.00.
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  25. Alshekh, Moses. זה ספר... חבצלת השרון... ZEH SEFER... HAVATSELET HA-SHARON.... Vanzbek: Yisra'el Ben Avraham, 1727. Hardcover, 4to, 47 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Daniel -- Commentaries. Bible. ; O. T. ; Daniel. ; Hebrew. ; 1726. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (U of Toronto). Hinge repair. Cracked cover spine. Tears to cover board edges. Top corner of first 12 leaves missing. Stained pages. Browning to some pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-17) (ID #27590) $350.00.
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  27. Beer, B. (Bernhard). LEBEN ABRAHAM'S NACH AUFFASSUNG DER JUEDISCHEN SAGE MIT ERLAEUTERNDEN ANMERKUNGEN UND NACHWEISUNGEN. Leipzig, O. Leiner, 1859. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, xiii, 215 page pages. 8vo., 215 pages. Lebensgemaelde biblischer personen nach Auffassung der juedischen Sage. "Erlaeuternde Anmerkungen und Nachweisungen" on pages 93]-215. Beer was "the first Jew to give a German sermon in a Dresden Synagogue. " His religious views "were similar tothose of his close friend, Zacharias Frankel...Beer was regarded as a mediating influence between the proponents of tradition and those of reform" (EJ 4: 376). Marbled text block. Light foxing to first few pages. Very good condition. (SPEC-27-27) Bound in later boards (original wrappers present) , lacks 1 board. (ID #5363) $50.00.
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  29. Boskowitz, Chaim, commentary. CHAMISHA CHUMSHEI TORAH. With vocalization and cantillation points. With commentary TOTZE'OTH CHAIM. Vienna, Anton Schmid, 1794. Full leather, folio.Complete in 5 volumes, each with title page printed in red and black. (4), 98, (2); 125; 61 (1) 67-74; 16 (i.e. 77); 80, 19-42 leaves. Nice wide margins. On the title page of vol I, there is a Hebrew inscription of the former owner, "Aryeh Leib ben Shemayah of Ungvar." Several early 19th Century inscriptions in Hebrew, German, & Hungarian by members of the Schoen or Yaffe family of Ujhely, Hungary. Half of leaf 4 from vol I missing and replaced in manuscript form; First 2 leaves from vol II are loose, as is the front board. Paper browning, with some stains, leather worn & rubbed, but overall an otherwise solid set. (heb-37-10) $600.00
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  31. Boyarin, Daniel, editor. TARGUM ONKELOS TO THE PENTATEUCH; A COLLECTION OF FRAGMENTS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA, NEW YORK (4 VOLUMES). Jerusalem: Makor Pub. , 1976. Hardcover, folio, 4 volumes, 136, 264, 144, 204 pages, 39 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Added title page in Hebrew, with title: Targum Onkelos 'al ha-Torah. "A limited facsimile edition of 360 copies. " A brief summary of the Hebrew introduction, 1 leaf in English inserted in volume 1. In Hebrew characters. Includes bibliographical references and page indexes. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. Selections. 1976.; Bible. ; O. T. ; Pentateuch. ; Aramaic. ; Onkelos. ; 1976.; Targum Onkelos 'al ha-Torah. Boyarin (1946-) is a "U. S. Talmudist and cultural critic. Boyarin was educated at Goddard College, Columbia University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Ben-Gurion University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel; from 1990 he served as the Herman P. And Sophia Taubman Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his many books are Sephardi Speculation: A Study in Methods of Talmudic Interpretation; Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash; Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture; A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity; Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man; Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism; and Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity. In addition, he is the author of more than 100 articles in Hebrew and English. Boyarin's work is characterized by the application of post-modernist and post-colonialist theory to Jewish cultural history, especially and most fruitfully, during the period of late antiquity. He numbers among the pioneers in the modern study of midrash and in the introduction of gender as a critical category in the study of rabbinic literature. His work took a decided turn in his controversial study of the apostle Paul, as his own deep hostility to Zionism emerged as a central feature in his reading of Paul. From this point forward he continually focused on the "diasporic" nature of rabbinic Judaism, in which Jewish culture expresses hostility to power and can even be characterized as "feminized. " This nature is often placed in contrast to Zionist, territorialist, and nationalist readings of the Jewish past and present, which are characterized as valuing power and masculinity. Another turn emerged with his study of martyrdom and subsequent studies of the Jewish-Christian divide. It is Boyarin's contention that, despite the rhetoric of differentiation found in the works of certain religious elites, the boundaries between Jewish and Christian communities were ill defined and porous through the end of the third century C. E. Only with the emergence of Christian orthodoxy in the early fourth century did a firm boundary between Judaism and Christianity emerge. Among his many honors, Boyarin was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research in 2000, and in 2002 was awarded the Jewish Cultural Achievement in Scholarship Award, given by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture" (Harris in EJ, 2007). Very good condition. (Heb-36-2) (ID #27576) $425.00.
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  33. Cassuto, Umberto. THE GODDESS ANATH: CANAANITE EPICS OF THE PATRIARCHAL AGE: TEXTS, HEBREW TRANSLATION, COMMENTARY AND INTRODUCTION. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute: Vaad Ha-Lashon Ha-Ivrit, 1951. Hardcover, 8vo, 110 pages, illustrations, 28 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Ugaritic literature (Collections) Ugaritic literature -- Translations into Hebrew. Hebrew literature -- Translations from Ugaritic. Added title page in English; Hebrew text. Ugaritic (Hebrew characters) & Hebrew parallel texts; notes in Hebrew. Bibliography: page 110. Includes index. Cassuto was an "Italian historian and biblical and Semitic scholar. Born in Florence, son of Gustavo and Ernesta Galletti, Cassuto came from a traditionalist Jewish family, rooted in the Florence Jewish community for generations. He was educated at the University of Florence, where he completed his studies in 1906, and the Rabbinical College, where he was ordained in 1908. S. H. Margulies, the head of the Rabbinic College, had a profound influence on him. After being ordained rabbi, he continued studying at the rabbinical seminary, taught there, and served as secretary and assistant rabbi of the Jewish community until 1922. When Margulies died in 1922, Cassuto was appointed his successor both in the rabbinate and as director of the Rabbinical Seminary. In 1925 he resigned from the rabbinate to become professor of Hebrew language and literature at the University of Florence, where he taught until 1933. Thereafter he began to withdraw from the domain of Italian-Jewish history and to concentrate on Bible studies, a field in which he had published important papers as early as 1912. In 1933 he received a similar appointment at the University of Rome. While there, he cataloged the Hebrew manuscripts of the Vatican Library. Cassuto, like all the other Jewish professors, was dismissed from the University of Rome with the Racial Laws in 1938. A life-long Zionist, Cassuto accepted an invitation to fill the chair of Bible studies at the Hebrew University in 1939, where he taught till his death in 1951" (Abrahams and Roth in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Universitatsbibliothek Potsdam, Temple University, University of Aberdeen). Lightly bumped cover and page corners. Wear to binding. (Spec-27-2) (ID #27060) $40.00.
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  35. De Vaux, Roland. JERUSALEM AND THE PROPHETS. Cincinnati, The Hebrew Union College Press, 1965. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 26 pages. The Goldenson Lecture of 1965. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC23-18) (ID #27414) $30.00.
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  38. Katz, David, Of Krotoszyn. פעמוני זהב. PAAMONE ZAHAV. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben Leyb B. B., 1769. Hardcover, 8vo, 164 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Homiletics based on the first book of Psalms. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to spine. Wear to binding. Bumped cover and page corners. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-12) (ID #27069) $300.00.
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  40. Kitto, John; Alexander, William Lindsey. CYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. London: Black, , 1880. Cloth, (Vol I, 1849) & Leather (Vol II, 1880). 8vo. 884, 994 pages. Engravings, tables, illustrations. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Theologische Univ Kampen Broederweg). Vol I (cloth) conditionGilt lettering on spine. Endpapers are marbled. Some very slight bumping to edges. Patterned endpapers. Vol II (leather) has gilt lettering on spine & gilt outlining on cover, with marbled edges and endpapers. It has a non-archival repar to spine and loose covers. Otherwise Good Condition. (BIBLE-1-18/30) (ID #18137) $300.00.
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  42. Kitto, John; Alexander, William Lindsey. CYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. New York, Ivison and Phinney, 1860. 3/4 Leather, Three Quarter leather and marbled boards. 8vo. 884, 994 pages. Engravings, tables, illustrations. Pull-out map intact. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Theologische Univ Kampen Broederweg). Gilt lettering on spine. Binding solid, pages clean. Light wear to spine and corners, baords slightly rubbed. Very Good condition. (SPEC-27-30) (ID #27088) $300.00.
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  44. Landau, Moshe. SEFER YEHOSHUA, SEFER SHOFTIM. Prague, 1833. Hardcover, 8vo, 8, 73, 4, 75 leaves. Introduction to the book of Yehoshua from Meir Wolf. Introduction to Sefer Shoftim from Moshe Landau. Hinge & spine repair. Some stained pages. Wear to cover edges and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-1) (ID #27387) $200.00.
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  46. Shapira, Berekhy. זרע ברך: חלק שני: דרשות על התורה. ZERA' BERAKH: HELEK SHENI [only]: DERASHOT 'AL HA-TORAH. Hamburg, 1687. Hardcover, 4to, 2, 92, 44 leaves. In Hebrew. Edition: Mahadurah tenina. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Ex-library. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Chipping and tearing to edges and corners of cover. Chipping to edges of first few pages. Wear to binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-5) (ID #27579) $375.00.
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  48. Yaakov Ben Yehudah Yidl, Mi-Desa. ספר חדות יעקב:‏ ‏חדושים. SEFER HEDVAT YAAKOV: HIDUSHIM. Berlin, 1775. Later wrappers, 12mo, 56 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. With: Sefer poel tsedek. Shabbetai ben Meir, ha-Kohen. Amsterdam: be-vet uvi-defus ha-meshutafim Hirts Levi Rofe va-hatano Kashman, 516 [1755 or 1756]. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (University of Pennsylvania). Chipped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-8) (ID #27066) $300.00.
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    SECOND TEMPLE

  50. Thackeray, H. St. John; Samuel Sandmel; George Moore Foot. JOSEPHUS: THE MAN AND THE HISTORIAN. New York, Jewish Institute of Religion Press, 1929. Cloth. , Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. xxi, 160 pages. SERIES:The Hilda Stich Stroock lectures at the Jewish Institute of Religion, 1928. SUBJECT(S): Josephus, Flavius. Letter to "Rabbi Fish" (dated 1989) laid in as well. Wrappers worn at edges, bottom inch of backstrip absent. Internal pages nice and clean in Very Good Condition. (SPEC23-29). (ID #27442) $30.00.
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    RABBINICS

  52. Angel, Baruch. SHE'ELOTH U'TESHUVOTH. [Responsa]. Salonika, Talmud Torah Press, 1717. Cloth, 4to, 34, 33-76 (5) leaves. Learned marginalium on one leaf. Bound with: Angel, Baruch. CHIDUSHEI HARAV [Talmudical Novellae], 106 leaves. Two works bound together. Both First edition. Vinograd, Salonika 215 & 213. First title page crudely tape-repaired, portion of second title missing. Browned, worming with some loss of text. Later boards, binding & spine repair. (heb-37-9)$300.00
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  54. Ashkenazi, Bezalel Ben Abraham. ASIFAT ZEKENIM: HIDUSHIM 'AL MASEKHET BETSAH. A Metz: Chez Joseph Antoine France; Metz, 1764. Softcover, 12mo, 50 leaves, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Talmud. Betsah -- Commentaries. Title within border of black type ornaments. Printed in double columns. Other Titles: Asifat zekenim; Shitah mekubetset. Ashkenazi (1520-1591/94) was a "and halakhic authority. Ashkenazi was born in Jerusalem or in Safed, where he studied in his youth under Israel di Curiel. About 1540 he went to Egypt where he studied in Cairo under David b. Solomon ibn Abi Zimra. Later he founded a yeshivah there which numbered among its scholars Isaac Luria and Abraham Monson. He was a good friend of the poet Israel Najara. When David b. Solomon ibn Abi Zimra went to Erez Israel, Ashkenazi succeeded him as head of the Egyptian rabbis. A bitter quarrel arose between him and Jacob b. Hayyim Talmid, nagid of the Egyptian Jews, and Ashkenazi excommunicated him. Through the intervention of the local authorities, the office of nagid was abolished, and the head of the Jews given the title of "chelebi", with rather limited powers. It is highly probable that it was this quarrel which impelled him to leave Egypt. In 1587 he was head of the rabbis of Jerusalem, apparently succeeding Hayyim Vital. Ashkenazi put new life into the Jerusalem community, instituting numerous communal enactments, exempting scholars from taxation, and persuading the Ashkenazi community to assist in bearing the burden of taxation, though most of them were officially exempt as aliens. He traveled as an emissary to a number of countries, collecting money for the community and encouraging immigration to the Land of Israel. He persuaded the Jews of various countries to set aside Purim as a special day for making contributions to the Land of Israel…. Ashkenazi occupied himself a great deal with copying and editing old manuscripts, even hiring scribes to help him. He copied the novellae of the geonim and rishonim on the Babylonian Talmud, and these served as the basis for his classic Asefat Zekenim, better known as the Shitah Mekubbezet. Through this collection, much of the commentaries and responsa of R. Gershom b. Judah, Hananel, Joseph Ibn Migash, Meir ha-Levi Abulafia, and others, was preserved. The book in its different parts has been republished many times, and it serves as a supplement to the tosafot, and the other classical rishonim. Much of the Shitah Mekubbezet is still in manuscript. Part of it has been lost, but is occasionally referred to in books by other authors. All of the available material on some tractates has been published; but only selections of others. The following commentaries under the title Shitah Mekubbe'et have been published: Berakhot, the collection in Berakhah Meshulleshet, incorrectly attributed to Ashkenazi, and is most probably by Yom Tov b. Abraham Ishbili; Bezah, the collection attributed to Ashkenazi at the end of Nahalah li-Yhoshu'a, of Joshua Soncino is - according to Epstein's opinion - by a disciple of Nissim Gerondi; Ketubbot; it is doubtful whether Nedarim and Nazir are by Ashkenazi; Sotah is contained in Yagel Ya'akov of Jacob Faitusi; Bava Kamma; Bava Mezi'a'; Bava Batra up to page 133. The remainder was published under the title of Shi'urei Shitah Mekubbe't in the Yad Ramah of Meir ha-Levi Abulafia; Sanhedrin - sections in Sha'ar ha-Melekh of Isaac Nunes Belmonte and in Hamra ve-'ayyei of R. Hayyim Benveniste; Zevahim Bekhorot, Menahot, and most of Seder Kedoshim in the Romm Talmud edition. The Shitah to the smaller tractates of Seder Kedoshim is very much abbreviated" (David in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Hebrew Union). Outer cover missing. Light staining to pages. Hinge repair. Light chipping to edges of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-4) (ID #27390) $325.00.
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  56. Benveniste, Hayyim Ben Israel. ספר כנסת הגדולה: חלק אבן העזר. SEFER KENESET HA-GEDOLAH: HELEK EVEN HA-'EZER. Lvov: Bi-Defus Ha-Shutafim Z. L. Fleker, A. Z. Salat, S. Goldberg, Y. A. Shtand,, 1861. Hardcover, folio, 107 leaves (214 pages) , 40 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Jacob ben Asher, ca. 1269-ca. 1340. Even ha-'ezer -- Commentaries. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Bet Yosef. Even ha-'ezer -- Commentaries. Running title: Keneset ha-gedolah. Added title from title page: Knesses hagdola. Other Titles: Keneset ha-gedolah. ; Knesses hagdola. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTS of AM, YU, Spertus, Cambridge). Stained pages. Chipping to cover spine and corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-36-1) (ID #27575) $100.00.
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  58. Edels, Samuel Eliezer Ben Judah, Ha-Levi; Moses Ben Isaac Bonems; Mahadure Vatra; Hidushe Hilkhot Maharsha. ספר מהרש״א: חדושי הלכות. SEFER MAHARSHA: HIDUSHE HALAKHOT. Vienna: Schmid, 1814. Hardcover, foilo, 2 volumes in 1, 38 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Talmud -- Commentaries. This edition comprises the author's larger work, Hidushe halakhot, plus a smaller last recension, Hidushe halakhot mahadure batra. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS, YU, National Library of Israel). Wear to binding. Missing title page in first volume. Bumped corners and edges. Good condition. (Heb-29-11) (ID #26967) $275.00.
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  60. Eybeschuetz, Jonathan and Joseph Ben Ephraim Karo. כרתי ופלתי, כולל פירושים ובאורים על ש״ע י״ד. SEFER KERETI U-FELETI, KOLEL PERUSHIM U-VE'URIM 'AL SH.'A. Y.D. Vin, Gedrukt Bai' Anton Shmid, 1819. Hardcover, Folio, 200 leaves, 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) ; Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Yoreh de'ah -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Kereti u-feleti. Eybeschuetz (1690/95-1764) was a "talmudist and kabbalist. Eybeschuetz, a child prodigy, studied in Poland, Moravia, and Prague. In his youth, after the death of his father, he studied in Prossnitz under Meir Eisenstadt and Eliezer ha-Levi Ettinger, his uncle, and in Vienna under Samson Wertheimer. He married the daughter of Isaac Spira, the av bet din of Bunzlau. After traveling for some time he settled in Prague in 1715, and in time became head of the yeshivah and a famous preacher. When he was in Prague he had many contacts with priests and the intelligentsia, debating religious topics and matters of faith with them. He became friendly with Cardinal Hassebauer and also discussed religious questions with him. Through the help of the cardinal, Eybeschuetz received permission to print the Talmud with the omission of all passages contradicting the principles of Christianity. Aroused to anger by this, David Oppenheim and the rabbis of Frankfurt had the license to print revoked. The people of Prague held Eybeschuetz in high esteem and he was considered second only to David Oppenheim. In 1725 he was among the Prague rabbis who excommunicated the Shabbatean sect. After the death of David Oppenheim, he was appointed dayyan of Prague. Elected rabbi of Metz in 1741, he subsequently became rabbi of the "Three Communities, " Altona, Hamburg, and Wandsbek. Both in Metz and in Altona he had many disciples and was considered a great preacher…Eybeschuetz was considered not only one of the greatest preachers of his time but also one of the giants of the Talmud, acclaimed for his acumen and particularly incisive intellect. Thirty of his works in the field of halakhah have been published. His method of teaching aroused great enthusiasm among the pilpulists, and his works, Urim ve-Tummim on'oshen Mishpat, Kereti u-Feleti on Yoreh De'ah, and Benei Ahuvah on Maimonides, were considered masterpieces of pilpulistic literature. To the present day they are regarded as classics by students of the Talmud. They are unique in that the many pilpulim they include are in most cases based on clear, logical principles that give them their permanent value. His homiletic works, Ya'arot Devash, Tiferet Yonatan, and Ahavat Yonatan, also found many admirers. In succeeding generations his reputation was sustained by these works. Since his works were not printed in his lifetime, it is clear that his great influence among his contemporaries must have derived from the power of his oral teaching and from his personality, both of which were highly praised by many writers. Of his books on the Kabbalah, only one was printed, Shem Olam, but during his lifetime Eybeschuetz was considered a great kabbalist..." (Scholem in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Chipping and wear to cover corners and edges. Stained pages. Good condition. (Heb-30-13) (ID #27046) $325.00.
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  62. Geiger, Abraham. קובץ ויכוחים. KOVETS VIKUHIM. Breslau, 1844. Softcover, 12mo, un-paginated. In Hebrew. Geiger was a "pioneer of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and founder of Reform Judaism. Geiger was born in Frankfurt am Main to an Orthodox family and received a traditional religious education. Already in his childhood, he began studying classical history, which gave rise to doubts concerning biblical claims to divine authority. At the age of 17, Geiger began writing a study of the Mishnah, differentiating its legal style from biblical and talmudic law, and a dictionary of Mishnaic Hebrew. With funding from friends, Geiger began university studies at the University of Heidelberg in April 1829, to the dismay of his family. He concentrated on philology, Syriac, Hebrew, and classics, but also attended lectures in Old Testament, philosophy, and archaeology. After one semester, he moved to the University of Bonn, where he joined a group of Jewish students, many of whom were preparing for careers in the rabbinate, that included Samson Raphael Hirsch , Solomon Munk , Joseph Derenbourg, and other future scholars of Judaism" (Heschel in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Name written on front cover. Staining to cover. Bumped corners. (Heb-37-2) (ID #27594) $135.00.
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  64. Gombiner, Abraham Abele Ben Hayyim Ha-Levi and Mosheh Yekutiel Kofman. MAGEN AVRAHAM: BE'UR HA-TOSEFTA MI-SEDER NEZIKIN; LEHEM HA-PANIM. Amsterdam: Be-Vet Sh. Ben Y. Kats Prups, Mokher Sefarim, 1732. Hardcover, 12mo, 60 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish law -- Early works to 1800. Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Yoreh de'ah. Tosefta Nezikin -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Other Titles: Tosefta. ; Nezikin. Selections. 1995. Sefer Magen Avraham. ; Lehem ha-panim. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Stanford, Hebrew Union). Stained pages. Notes inside front and back cover. Hinge repair. Edgewear. Staining to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-15) (ID #27588) $350.00.
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  66. Judah Leib Ben Simcha. SHALAMEI SIMCHA [Talmudic novellae to Tractate Berachoth and Seder Mo'ed]. Vilna, Ludanski, 1806. First edition. Cloth, 8vo, (2), 70, (1) leaves. Vinograd, Vilna 37. The work bears the Haskamoth of three rabbis of Brisk (i.e.Brest-Litovsk): Abraham Katzenellenbogen, Aryeh Leib Katzenellenbogen, and Aaaron ben Meir [Padua], author "Minchath Aharon," as well as that of R. Saul [Katzenellenbogen] of Vilna. The Author's forebears R. Nachman, R. Naphtali Hertz and R. Judah Leir had all served as Rabbis of Brisk. The author himself served as Av-Beth-Din of Zhager, Lithuania (see JE, vol III, p. 378). Lacks blank endpapers, old repair to final leaf (no text loss), Good+ Condition. (heb-37-11) $300.00
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  68. Mafletz, Eliezer Ben Aryeh Leib. ספר שערי חכמה: והוא כולל במספר שב שמעתתא. SEFER SHA'ARE HOKHMAH. 1907. Hardcover, folio, 224, 20 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Repair to spine. Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Scarce. (Heb-29-3) (ID #26959) $150.00.
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  70. Margolis, Aaron. סמל האהבה והקנאה: מחזה-תוגה בארבע מערכות. SEMEL HA-AHAVAH VEHA-KIN'AH MAHAZEH-TUGAH BE-ARBA' MA'ARAKHOT, YESODATO BE-KHITVE HA-KODESH. Vienna, 1876. No cover, 8vo, 69 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, University of Haifa) , none outside Israel. Bound together with Sefer Milchemet Ha'Emunah V'Ha'ahava (published in Minsk 1878). Wear to binding. Bumped corners. Chipped edges. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-29-8) (ID #26964) $150.00.
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  72. Plessner, Salomon. MATERIALIEN FUER TIEFERE EINBLICKE IN DAS ALTE TESTAMENT UND DIE RABBINISCHEN SCHRIFTEN FUER THEOLOGEN UND ISRAELITEN. Berlin, Carl Heymann, 1836. Cloth, Later boards.8vo; 190 pages. In German. "Belehrungen und Erbauungen in Religioesn Vortraegen zunaechst fuer Israeliten...Erster Jahrgang Erster Band. "Pages foxed, substantial wear to boards but very solid. Good Condition. (SPEC23-7) (ID #4920) $150.00.
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  74. Shapira, Natan. MA-'AMAR YAYIN HA-MESHUMAR...BE'YASUR HA-HAMOR VE-'ON HA-GAMUR SHEL HA-SHOTIM SATAM YENAS UME-SHEHITIM PA'AT ZIKNAS. Venice, 1660. Hardcover, 12mo, 38 leaves, 22cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Early works to 1800. Jewish way of life. Judaism -- Social aspects. Jews -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800. Wine and wine making (Judaism) -- Early works to 1800. Shaving (Jewish law) -- Early works to 1800. Beards -- Religious aspects -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Cambridge, Harvard). Hinge repair. Stained pages. Bumped cover edges and corners. Light yellowing to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-30-10) (ID #27043) $400.00.
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  76. Sigel, Yehoshu'a. שאלות ותשובות אזני יהושע. חלק א׳. SHE'ELOT U-TESHUVOT OZNE YEHOSHUA' HELEK 1. Yerushalayim: Moriyah, Shehnboim Et Vais, 1914. Hardcover, folio, 236 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1800-1900. No more published? OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Missing front cover. Repair to spine. Pages brittle. Corners and edges chipped. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-29-1) (ID #26957) $50.00.
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  78. Solomon ben Abraham, 1610?-ca. 1683. ‫ ספר רצוף אהבה והוא מחברת ביאור דבורי התוספות השייכם לענין דרשא כולל חלקי המעלות שכליות בנוי על... דין, שלום, אמת, תורה, עבודה, ג"ח אשר חברתי שלמה אלג"אזי.מהדורא שנית קראתיו שמו אפריון שלמה והוספתי בו ביאו' פסוקי' ומאמרי' וכמה דרושי' וקצת לשונו' הר"מ במז"ל ‬ SEFER RATSUF AHAVAH VE-HU MAHBERET BEʾUR DIBURE HA-TOSAFOT HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-ʻINYAN DERASHA... ASHER HIBARTI SHELOMOH ALGAZI. Frankfurt de-Odrah: Yohanan Kristif Bekman, 452 [1691 or 1692]. Cloth, 8vo, 104 leaves. 22 cm. Subject(s): Tosafot -- Early works to 1800. Aggada -- Early works to 1800. Homiletical illustrations, Jewish -- Early works to 1800. Other titles: Ahavat ʻolam; Apiryon Shelomoh. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. JTS keeps their copy, which lacks the final 4 leaves, in their rare book room. Bit of margin wear to first and final leaves, minor worming here and there, otherwise a nice copy. (heb-37-12) $425.00
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  80. Wohlgemuth, Joseph. DAS JUDISCHE RELIGIONSGESETZ IN JUDISCHER BELEUCHTUNG. HEFT 2 ONLY. Berlin, Buckdruckerei H. Itzkowski, 1919. Cloth, Later boards. 8vo, 116 pages. In German. "Wissenschaftliche Beilage zum Jahresbericht des Rabbiner-Semin ars zu Berlin fuer 1918/19." Heft 2 taken from the 1912 edition. Expertly rebound. Pages browned but not fragile; all text is clear. Good Condition. (SPEC23-8) (ID #4343) $65.00.
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  82. Yehezkel, 1667?-1749. שו״ת כנסת יחזקאל. SH. U-T. KENESET YEHEZKEL. Altona: [Aaron B. Elijah Cohen & Ephraim B. Hayyim Hekscher], 1732. Hardcover, folio, 260 pages, 31 cm. In Hebrew. 1st edition. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1600-1800. Hebrew imprints -- Germany -- Altona. Title within ornamental border. Verso of title-page includes a diagram and a poem. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Back cover missing. Wear to binding. Repair to spine. Bumped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-37-7) (ID #27597) $750.00.
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  84. Yudelovits, Avraham Aharon. ספר שאלות ותשובות בית אב תליתאי: חלק דעת אברהם על יורה דעה. SEFER SHE'ELOT U-TESHUVOT BET AV TELITA'I: HELEK DA'AT AVRAHAM 'AL YOREH DE'AH. Nyu York: Bi-Defus Rozenberg Printing Ko. , 1918. Hardcover, folio, 4, 280 pages, 33 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): (880-06) Responsa -- 1800-. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Personal library stamp inside cover. Good condition. (Heb-29-2) (ID #26958) $100.00.
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    RAMBAM

  86. Jeitteles, Baruch Ben Jonas. SCHA'AR HAMELECH.... Brunn, Gedruckt Bey J. Rossmann, 1803. Hardcover, 4to, 88, 136 leaves, 2 volumes in 1, 35 cm. In Hebrew; Title-pages in German and Hebrew, text in Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Columbia). Wear and chipping to edges of cover and pages. Torn front and back covers. Wear to cover spine. Aside from outer cover, in good condition. (Heb-36-18) (ID #27591) $225.00.
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  88. Maimonides, Moses. ספר פאר הדור: הוא שאלות ותשובות הרמב״ם. SEFER PE'ER HA-DOR [PER HADOR]. Levov: Avraham Yehoshu'a Heshil Druker, 1859. Hardcover, 14, 53 leaves (106 pages) , 22 cm. In Hebrew. Edition: Nidpas... Pa'm 2. SUBJECT(S): Responsa -- 1040-1600. Reprint. Originally published in Amsterdam, 425 (1664 or 1665). Other Titles: Pe'er ha-dor. ; Per hador. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YU, Princeton, Hebrew Union). Inscription inside cover. Wear to front cover, tear. Bumped cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-36-9) (ID #27582) $100.00.
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  90. Maimonides, Moses, Hasdai Crescas, Shmuel Ibn Tibbon Crescas. ספר מורה נבוכים. SEFER MOREH NEVUKHIM. Zolkiew: Gedrucht Be Leib Matfes & Berl Lorie, 1860. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 volumes, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Works to 1900. Jewish philosophy -- Early works to 1800. Philosophy, Medieval. Other Titles: Mohre newochem; Moreh nevukhim. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (St. Bonaventure UMD, U Amsterdam, Stanford). Inscription inside cover. Hinge repair. Back cover not attached to binding. Some stained pages. Edgewear to cover boards and pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-8) (ID #27581) $100.00.
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  92. Salem, Solomon. ספר לב שלם: חלק ראשון: סובב הולך על ספר יד החזקה להרמב״ם... SEFER LEV SHALEM: HELEK RISHON: SOVEV HOLEKH 'AL SEFER YAD HA-HAZAKAH LEHA-RAMBAM.... Amsterdam: Nidpas 'al Yad Girard Yohan Yanson Uve-Vet Yisra?el Mondovi, 1772. Hardcover, 4to, 64 leaves, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law. Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh Torah -- Commentaries. With an introduction by the author followed by an introduction by Reuben b. Jacob. Other Titles: Lev Shalem. Missing front cover. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Some stained pages. Staining to front cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-3) (ID #27577) $300.00.
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    ETHICS

  94. Fox, Marvin. THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH ETHICS: SOME INITIAL REFLECTIONS. Cincinatti, Judaic Studies Program, University of Cincinnati, 1979. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 24 pages. 22 cm. "Second annual Rabbi Louis Feinberg memorial lecture in Judaic Studies" March 27, 1979. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Fox (1922-1996) , was an "American Jewish educator. Born in Chicago, Fox received his B. A. In philosophy from Northwestern University in 1942, and his M. A. In the same field in 1946, obtained his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1950, and completed his rabbinic studies at the Hebrew Theological College in that city. He received numerous academic awards, lectured widely at universities and at national and international academic conferences, and served as member of the National Endowment for the Humanities National Board of Consultants for new programs at colleges and universities. A prolific writer, he was a consulting editor of the Journal of the History of Philosophy and was the author of more than 100 articles, which have appeared in scholarly journals, as well as in such general publications as Commentary, Tradition, and Judaism" (Beloff in EJ 2007). Address label on back cover. Very good condition. (SPEC23-32) (ID #13240) $25.00.
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  96. Judah Loew Ben Bezalel. HIBUR NETIVOT 'OLAM: HEMAH NETIVOT YOSHER VE-DARKHE HA-MIDOT HA-MESHUBAHOT ASHER NIMTSE'U VE-DIVRE HAZAL. Yozefof: David Sa'ady. Yish?ay. Vaks, 1836. Hardcover, 4to, 90 leaves, 40 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Aggada -- Commentaries. Ethics, Jewish -- 1492-1750. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, HUC). Outer cover not attached to binding. Chipping, tear and wear to outer covers. Stained pages, wear to edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-4) (ID #27578) $135.00.
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  98. Seligsberg, Marcus Heimann. מקור חיים: קהלת מוסר השכל: לדעת חקים ומשפטים ולחוג החג ברוח טהור. MEKOR HAYIM: KOHELET MUSAR HASKEL.... Rodelheim: Be-Mitsvat Ha-Mehaber, 1841. Cloth, 12mo, 292 pages ; 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (LOC, U of Chicago, Harvard, HUC, Penn, Stanford, U of Amsterdam). Heavy wear, Binding repaired, backstrip replaced with cloth tape, Jewish institutional stamp on title page, foxing, some pages chipped, but solid. (heb-37-9) (ID #27599) $150.00.
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  100. Shrock, A. T. RABBI JONAH BEN ABRAHAM OF GERONA: HIS LIFE AND ETHICAL WORKS. London, Edward Goldston, 1948. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 197 pages. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 196 pages. 23 cm. Dissertation: The author's thesis, London. "Jonah ben Abraham of Gerona was a famous Spanish Rabbi of the Middle Ages. Thanks to his ethical works, which were reprinted again and again, his name has for centuries been a household word in pious Jewish circles." -Tipped in on FEP. SUBJECT(S): Named Person: Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi, ca. 1200-1263. Bibliography: pages 190-192. Also issued online. Ex-library with usual markings. Front hinge cracked, otherwise very good condition. (SPEC23-34) (ID #27446) $45.00.
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  102. Tam, Jacob Ben Meir. ספר הישר לרבינו תם: בעל התוספות זצ"ל. SEFER HA-YASHAR LE-RABENU TAM: BA'AL HA-TOSAFOT ZATSAL. Amsterdam: Nidpas 'al Yede Alvarish Soto, M. Even Yakar Brandon, U-B. Di Yunkh, 1708. Softcover, 34 leaves, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish ethics. Other Titles: Sefer ha-yashar (Ethical work). Hinge repair. Stained pages. Wear to edges of pages and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-2) (ID #27388) $375.00.
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    LITURGY

  104. SEDER TIKUN LEL SHAVU'OT VE-LEL HOSHA'NA RABA. Yozefov: Bi-Defus Sh. Ve-B. Zetser Ve-Y. Rener, 1868. Hardcover, 280 pages, 140 leaves, 12mo, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Shavuot -- Liturgy -- Texts. Hoshana Rabba -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 2 libraries worldwide (George Washington University and University of Austin Texas). Ex-library with bookplate. Repair to spine. Hinges repaired. Bumped corners and edges. Otherwise good condition. (Rab-48-3) (ID #26971) $100.00.
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  106. סדר סליחות מכל השנה:... כפי סדר ומנהג דק"ק פרנקפורט ושאר קהילות ומדינות האשכנזים... דיזש סליחות איז אין לשון הקודש אונ' טייטש... SEDER SELIHOT MI-KOL HA-SHANAH. Frankfurt, 1733. Hardcover, 8vo, 318 pages. In Hebrew & Judeo-German. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to binding. Wear to spine. Bumped cover corners and edges. Bumped page corners. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-37-5) (ID #27596) $350.00.
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  108. (haggadah) Alshekh, Moses. בית חורין: והוא סדר הגדה של פסח. BET HORIN: VE-HU SEDER HAGADAH SHEL PESAH. A Metz, Chex Joseph Antoine, 1767. Hardcover, 8vo, 64 leaves, 1 folded leaf of plates, illustrated, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Haggadah. Title on added title page: Beith horin. "Huts'ah le-or mi-ta'am 'Keren ha-rev'ahah' lema'an yalde ha-metsukah be-Yisra'el" on title page verso. Originally published: Metz: J. Antoine, 1767. "ha-Hagadah ha-me'uteret ha-rishonah she-nidpesah be-Tsarefat. " Introduction in Hebrew and French inserted. Other Titles: Haggadah. ; Beith horin. ; Seder Hagadah shel Pesah. ; Hagadah shel pesah. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (JTS of AM, Libr of Congress, Brandeis). Lacks map. Wear and chipping to cover edges and corners. Hinge repair. 1 leaf of hand drawn pages (including illustration! ) , replacing part of torn leaf. Stained pages. Writing inside back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-30-14) (ID #27047) $500.00.
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  110. Heidenheim, Wolf. סדר סליחות מכל השנה: כמנהג אשכנז. SEDER SELIHOT MI-KOL HA-SHANAH: KE-MINHAG ASHKENAZ. Germany; Rodelheim, 1847. Hardcover, 8vo, 80, 56 leaves, 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Other Titles: Selihot (Ashkenazic). 1847; Selihot mi-kol ha-shanah. Heidenheim (1757-1832) was a "Hebrew grammarian, masoretic scholar, exegete, and commentator on the liturgy. Born in Heidenheim, Germany, he studied with Rabbi Nathan Adler in Frankfurt. In 1788 he established himself in Offenbach, where he subsequently published Abraham ibn Ezra's grammatical work Moznayim, with commentary and notes and part of an edition of the Pentateuch with a carefully corrected text of the Targum and several commentaries, together with explanations and a detailed commentary on Rashi by Heidenheim. He was obliged to abandon the project for financial reasons. In 1798 he received a license to establish a German and Hebrew press in partnership with Baruch Baschwitz. In 1800 Heidenheim began the publication of his most famous work, the nine-volume edition of the mahzor, Sefer Kerovot, which went through numerous printings. The work included the first pure German translation of the liturgical poems for the festivals, a Hebrew commentary and a literary historical introduction, and an alphabetical summary of the liturgical poets. Heidenheim devoted great care to typographical setup as well as to the restoration of the correct text of the prayers. With this objective, he drew on manuscripts and occasionally on old printed texts. The prominent rabbis of his time approved of Heidenheim's work and also contributed notes and comments to many piyyutim. Despite the haskamot of these rabbis prohibiting the reprinting of Heidenheim's mahzor, many pirated editions appeared in the 19th century. His other works in the field of liturgy include a small edition of the daily prayers, Sefat Emet, distinguished for its correctness and typographical beauty, which went through more than 150 printings; a larger prayer book, Safah Berurah, with German translation in Hebrew characters; the ritual for Passover eve; for Purim; for the month of Av; for the night of Shavu'ot and Hoshana Rabba; and penitential prayers. In the edition of the prayer book Siddur li-Venei Yisrael, which presented his translation in German letters for the first time, Heidenheim made many concessions to efforts for reform in that he omitted individual prayers and printed a preface by Michael D. Creizenach on the prayers. In Orthodox circles, Heidenheim was very much blamed for this, just as his approval of the innovations of the Kassel Consistory had shocked them. Heidenheim also made major contributions to the field of masoretic studies. He published the Mishpetei ha-Te'amim on biblical accents; and an edition of the Pentateuch in four different forms, all containing material important to the masoretic text and commentaries, as well as the editions of medieval masoretic texts. Works of later scholars heavily relied on Heidenheim's materials, both printed and manuscripts. Many of Heidenheim's works remained unpublished and most of his manuscripts were acquired by the Bodleian Library in Oxford" (Temkin in EJ, 2007). Stained pages. Water stain through top inch of first few pages. Hinge repair. Wear to cover spine. Chipped cover corners and spine edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-13) (ID #27586) $65.00.
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  112. Jamaica) De Souza, Ernest Henriques. PRAYERS, MEDITATIONS AND ORDER OF SERVICES. Kingston, Jamaica: The Congregation, 1984. Hardcover, 8vo, 264 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Reform Judaism -- Jamaica -- Kingston -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions -- English. Compiled and edited by Ernest H. De Souza. In Hebrew, English and romanization with mixed Ashkenazic/Sephardic pronunciation. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Hebrew Union College). Inscription to Rabbi Dreyfus in front cover. Lightly bumped corners. Very good condition. (Spec-27-3) (ID #27061) $65.00.
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  114. Kasher, Menahem M., Rabbi, editor. ISRAEL PASSOVER HAGGADAH / HAGADAT - PESACH ERETZ YISRAEL. New York, American Biblical Encyclopedia Society, 1956. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 11, 335 pages. 26cm. Parallel English & Hebrew text with English introduction. Includes color & black & white illustrations. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Haggadot. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Very Good Condition in Good jacket. (SPEC23-27) (ID #27440) $30.00.
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  116. National Council of Jewish Women: Committee on Religion. A COURSE OF STUDY ON JEWISH PRAYER IN EIGHT LECTURES: TENTH TRIENNIAL PERIO D, 1920-1923. New York City, Council of Jewish Women, 1923. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 174 pages. 18 cm. SUBJECT(S): Prayer -- Judaism. Bibliography: pages 174. OCLC lists ten copies worldwide. Very good condition. (SPEC23-17) (ID #27413) $75.00.
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  118. Yisra'el Barukh Ben Me'ir. ספר כנסת ישראל: ובו עשר מעלות בקודש מקדושת ישראל. SEFER KENESET YISRA'EL: U-VO 'ESER MA'ALOT BE-KODESH MI-KEDUSHAT YISRA'EL.... Grosvardin: Yitshak B. La-A. A. U-M. R. Avraham Me?ir Ha-Kohen Glantser, 1927. Hardcover, 41 leaves (82 pages) , 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Prayer -- Judaism. Other Titles: Keneset Yisra'el. Hinge repair. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, JTS, HUC). Hinge repair. Chipped cover corners and edges. Wear to binding. Browning of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-16) (ID #27589) $75.00.
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    COMMUNITY HISTORIES

  120. Cala, Alina. ASYMILACJA ZYDOW W KROLESTWIE POLSKIM, 1864-1897: POSTAWY, KONFLIKTY, STEREOTYPY. Warszawa, Panstwowy Instytut Wydawnicz, 1989. 1st Edition. Paperback, Softcover. 12mo. 407 pages. [24] pages of plates. illus. 20 cm. In Polish. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Poland -- History -- 19th century. Jews -- Cultural assimilation. Zydzi -- akulturacja -- Polska -- 19 w. Zydzi -- Polska -- opinia publiczna -- 19 w. Assimilation (Soziologie). Time: Geschichte (1864-1897). Geographic: Poland -- Ethnic relations. Polen. Juden. Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-[396]) and index. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (SPEC23-14) (ID #5086) $35.00.
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  122. (Frankfurt) Schembs, Hans-Otto. DER BÖRNEPLATZ IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN. EIN SPIEGELBILD JÜDISCHER GESCHICHTE. Frankfurt, Verlag Waldemar Kramer, 1987. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 142 pages. illus. In German. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- Frankfurt am Main -- History. Geographic: Frankfurt am Main (Germany) -- Ethnic relations. Neuer Börneplatz (Frankfurt am Main, Germany). Frankfurt. Börneplatz. Frankfurt. Juden. Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-141). Very Good condition. (SPEC23-10) (ID #10588) $55.00.
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  124. Goldstein, Alice. DETERMINANTS OF CHANGE AND RESPONSE AMONG JEWS AND CATHOLICS IN A NINETEENTH CENTURY GERMAN VILLAGE. New York, Conference On Jewish Social Studies, Distributed By Columbia University Press, 1984. Cloth , Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. 47 Pages. 26 cm. Series: Jewish Social Studies, Monograph Number 3. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Germany -- Altdorf (Baden) -- Social conditions Altdorf (Baden, Germany) -- Social conditions. Some wear to cover with cloth tearing along spine. Internal pages are bright and clean. Good+ condition. (SPEC23-36) (ID #27448) $30.00.
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  126. Klemig, Roland; Bamberger, Gabrielle. JEWS IN GERMANY UNDER PRUSSIAN RULE. Berlin, Bildaarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 1984. Paper Wrappers, Paper Wrappers. Folio. 132 pages. Illustrated. Includes over 100 color and black and white illustrations. A beautiful book. SUBJECT (S): Jews - Germany - Prussia - Exhibitions; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Germany - Prussia - Exhibitions; Joden. Some curving to book. Some bumping to spine and edges of cover. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SPEC23-4) (ID #27410) $25.00.
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  128. Marcus, Jacob R. COMMUNAL SICK-CARE IN THE GERMAN GHETTO. Cincinatti, Hebrew Union College Press, 1978. Softcover, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. xiii, 335 pages. Includes index. Focuses on the institution of the German-Jewish Ghetto from 1500-1800. Very good condition. (COMHIST-8-4a). (ID #27561) $30.00.
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  130. Reinharz, Jehuda. THE GERMAN ZIONIST CHALLENGE TO FAITH IN EMANCIPATION, 1897-1914. Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, 1982. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 32 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Germany, Politics and Government, Zionism. Light wear to cover but still solid. Internal pages are nice and clean; Very good condition. (SPEC23-31) (ID #27444) $50.00.
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    GENEAOLOGY

  132. (Abrahamsen Family) Fischer, Josef. ABRAHAM ELIAS OG HANS EFTERKOMMEERE (FAMILIEN ABRAHAMSEN). PAA FORANLEDNIN G AF GROSSERER NIC. ABRAHAMSEN. København, Trykt som manuskript (i. E. Privately printed), 1918. Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. 41 pages. many illustrated. 1 of 250 copies printed. Danish Chief Rabbi Marcus Melchior's copy, inscribed to him by a member of the Abrahamsen family. Scarce Danish Jewish genealogy. Subject: Abrahamsen family. Subject: Jews -- Denmark. Jews -- Genealogy. Denmark -- Genealogy. Lacks backstrip, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SPEC23-23) (ID #9916) $200.00.
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    KARAISM

  134. Gottlober, Abraham Baer. בקרת לתולדות הקראים: כולל חקירות ודרישות על דבר הקראים וזמן הפרדם מאת אחיהם הרבנים. BIKORET LE-TOLDOT HA-KARA'IM.... Vilna: Bi-Defus Sh. Y. Fin Ve-?a. Ts. Rozen-Krantz, 1865. Hardcover, 8vo, vi, 226 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Karaites. Added title page: Bikkoreth letoldoth hakkaraim. Bibliography on pages 221-222. Gottlober (1810-1899) was a "Hebrew and Yiddish writer and poet. Born in Staro-Konstantinov (Volhynia) , Gottlober was taken to Tarnopol (now Ternopol) , Galicia, by his father at the age of 17. In Galicia he came in contact with the Haskalah, of which he was a staunch advocate most of his life, and met Joseph Perl in 1828. Upon his return to Volhynia, his pious father-in-law, violently opposed to his secular studies, compelled him to divorce his wife. Gottlober, embittered by the affair, developed a hostility toward orthodoxy and Hasidism which found satiric expression in his writings. At 19 he remarried and moved to Podolia where, under the influence of Menahem Mendel Levin's works, he began writing in Yiddish and in Hebrew. He wandered from place to place, living between 1830 and 1850 in Bessarabia, Berdichev, and Kremenets. In Kremenets he married for the third time and befriended I. B. Levinsohn. Upon obtaining a government teaching license in 1850, he taught school until 1865 when he was appointed instructor of Talmud at the rabbinical seminary in Zhitomir. There he remained until the government closed down the seminary in 1873" (Patterson in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Water stain to front and back cover and throughout pages. Some stained pages. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-30-7) (ID #27040) $200.00.
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    CHRISTIANITY

  136. Duschak, M. DIE MORAL DER EVANGELIEN UND DES TALMUD. EINE VERGLEICHENDE STUDIE IM GEISTE UNSERER ZEIT. Brno, Bernhard Epstein, 1912. Cloth, Contemporary cloth. 8vo. x, 58 pages. In German. Bound with: Durege, Jenny: JUDENTUM UND CHRISTENTUM. VORTRAG GEHALTEN IN PRAG AM 12. FEBRUAR 1912 IM SÄULENSAALDES DEUTSCHEN HAUSES. (Magdeburg: R. Zacharias. 1912. 8°. 27 pages. 2. Tausend). Gesamtverzeichnis 1700-1910, XXX. 474. Attractively bound together in period cloth. Very Good Condition. (SPEC23-12) (ID #8124) $75.00.
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  138. Hunterberg, Max. THE CRUCIFIED JEW: WHO CRUCIFIED JESUS?. New York, Bloch, 1927. Cloth. 8vo. 106 pages. An essay on the wrongful persecution of the Jews for the death of Christ. SUBJECT (S): Jesus Christ-Jewish Interpretations; Jesus Christ-Crucifixion. Gilt lettering on cover. Spine faded. Personal copy of Israel Goldstein with his bookplate. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SPEC23-1). (ID #27407) $75.00.
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    ART & ARCHITECTURE

  140. Agt, J. F. Van, & E. Van Voolen. Photos by Willy Lindwer. NEDERLANDSE SYNAGOGEN. Amsterdam, Joods Historisch Museum, 1984. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Softcover. 8vo. 112 pages. 22 cm. The best book on the subject I've seen yet. A wonderfully thorough collection of photos & diagrams. Bibliography on pages 109-110. Very good condition (SPEC23-20). (ID #5607) $50.00.
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  142. Sandmel, Samuel. AFTER THE GHETTO; JEWS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ART, AND INTELLECT. Syracuse, Syracuse University, 1974. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 20 pages, 23 cm. Series: B. G. Rudolph Lectures in Judaic Studies, No. 12. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Sandmel (1911-1979) was a "biblical scholar. Sandmel was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1932 and from the Hebrew Union College in 1937, receiving his doctorate from Yale University in 1949. He was professor of Jewish Literature and Thought at Vanderbilt University from 1949 to 1952. In 1952 he was appointed professor of Bible and Hellenistic literature at the Hebrew Union College. Among the many honorary degrees bestowed upon him was the President's Fellowship, by Brown University. At the time of his death he was Helen A. Regenstein Professor of Religion of the Chicago Divinity School. He was also an editor of the Oxford Study Edition of the New English Bible. Sandmel was an internationally recognized authority on the relationship between Judaism and the New Testament" (Hartman in EJ 2007). Excellent condition. (Art-3-5) (ID #25600) $30.00.
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  144. Satt, Barel. Introduction by Arthur Miller. A JEWISH TOWN IN WOOD SCULPTURE. Los Angeles, The Satt Album Committee, 1958. 2nd Edition. Original Publisher's Cloth. 4to. xxii, xvi, 32 plates. illus. 31 cm. Second Edition. In English and Yidddish. Added title page and text in Yiddish: "A Yidish shtetl in holz skupltur." Artist preserves the mode of life & types of the Jewish towns in Eastern Europe that were obliterated in the Holocaust. Edges of cover lightly frayed but still nice. Internal pages are bright and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC23-13a) (ID #8474) $35.00.
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    CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

  146. Shaf, Yisrael. הגאון מווילנה‏:‏ ‏תולדותיו וחייו. HA-GAON MI-VILNAH: TOLDOTAV VE-HAYAV. Varsha: Ha-Or, 1906. Hardcover, 12mo, 26, 12, 12, 15, 18, 18, 36 pages, 15 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sha'ashuim, Bibliotekah menukedet la-tinokot ; 2. SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Named Person: Elijah ben Solomon, 1720-1797. Cover title. Ex-library with usual markings. Cover not attached. Yellowing of pages. Bumped corners. Light wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-37-8) (ID #27598) $100.00.
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    HEBREW LITERATURE

  148. KITVEI H.N. BI'ALIK: BEKHEREKH EHAD U-VE-SHENEI SEFARIM. Tel Aviv: Va'ad Ha-Yovel, 1933. Hardcover, 8vo, 476 pages. Non-authorial inscription inside front cover. Light staining to covers. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Very good condition. (Heb-36-12) (ID #27585) $100.00.
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  150. Kibbutz Ha'artez Shomrei Ha'ire. בשיר ובחרט: קובץ לדברי שירה ומעשה חרט מוקדשים לעבודה, כיבוש והגנה. B'SHIUR V'B'CHARET. Tel Aviv, 1939. Softcover, 8vo, 79 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Tears to front and back covers. Lightly bumped page corners and edges. (Heb-29-6) (ID #26962) $150.00.
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  152. Litvin, A. נשמות בישראל...NESHAMOT BE-YISRA'EL.... Tel Aviv: "am 'oved", 1943. Hardcover, 12mo, 194 pages, front. (portrait) illustrated, plates, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Shaharut; Variation: Sifriyat "Shaharut". Author's pseudonym, A. Litoin, at head of title. Translation of Yudishe neshomes. Litvin (1862-1943) was a "Yiddish journalist, poet, editor, and folklorist. Born in Minsk, he was self-educated. Believing in "redemption through physical labor, " he tried to earn a living as street paver, carpenter, and typesetter, while contributing articles on miscellaneous subjects to Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish periodicals. In 1901 he immigrated to the U. S. , where he worked in a shoe factory and wrote for Yiddish journals. During the 1905 Revolution, he returned to Russia, edited the Vilna monthly Lebn un Visnshaft, and published studies on Shomer and I. M. Dik. Returning to New York in 1914, he wrote for radical and Labor Zionist organs, as well as for the dailies, the Forverts and Morgn-Zhurnal. During travels through the Polish, Lithuanian, and Galician Jewish communities he accumulated vast material on Yiddish folklore, folk characters, and half-forgotten villages, part of which he utilized in his main work Yidishe Neshomes, a panorama of exotic, picturesque Jewish life in preceding generations. Selections from these volumes were translated into Hebrew by A. Kariv and published in 1943. The greater part of Litvin's collection of Yiddish folk songs, folktales, and folk humor was deposited in the archives of YIVO in New York and forms a rich source for scholarly research" (Liptzin in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Notes on some pages. Chipping to cover edges and corners. Hinge repair. Some stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-30-8) (ID #27041) $50.00.
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  154. Machnes, Yaakov. ממועצה מקומית לעיריה: <תמונה מדרגות-התפתחותה של פתח-תקוה בשנות 37-: <1932קובץ סקירות ורשימות וטבלאות וצלומים. MOMATZ M'KOMET L'IRYA. 1939. Hardcover, 8vo, 86 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Personal library stamp in front cover. Good condition. (Heb-29-5) (ID #26961) $150.00.
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  156. Plungian, Mordekhay Ben Shlomo. OR BOKHER: VE-HU SHLOSHA MA'AMARIM LE-HA'IR U-LE-VAKHER DIVRE RAZAL U-LE-HAROT... KI KRI'AT AHAT HA-MASORA LANU... HI HA-KHRI'A HA-NE'EMANA..... Vilna: Romm, 1868. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover, 12mo, x, 101 pages. In Hebrew. 1st edition. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Plungian (1814-1883) was a "Hebrew writer. Born in Plunge, Lithuania, he became learned in talmudic and rabbinical literature; later, he was attracted to the Haskalah and studied foreign languages. In his biography of R. Manasseh b. Joseph of Ilya, Ben Porat, Plungian dissociated himself from extremist Haskalah ideology as well as from unenlightened Orthodoxy. This work angered the religious elements, and Plungian backed down and destroyed the manuscript of the second part. He wrote for the journals Kerem Hemed, Ha-Maggid, Ha-Karmel, and Ha-Shahar and also wrote poetry. His writings include Kerem Shelomo, a commentary in two parts on Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs; Tel-Piyyot; Shevet Eloha; and Or Boker" (Slutsky in EJ, 2007). Yellowing to edges of pages. Hinge repair. Bumped cover corners, with edgewear to cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-36-7) (ID #27580) $200.00.
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  158. Radestock, Paul. התרגלת ויקר ערכה ביחם לגדול בנים. HA-TIRGELET VI-YEKAR ERKAH BE-YAHAS LE-GIDUL BANIM: HAKIRAH U-DERISHAH. St. Petersburg, 1898. Hardcover, 38 pages, 12mo. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Psychology. Translation of Habit, its importance in education; an essay in pedagogical psychology. OCLC lists 2 copies online (Harvard, Penn). Library stamp on front and back page cover. Yellowing to pages. Slight bumping to cover corner. Good condition. (Rab-48-2) (ID #26970) $50.00.
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    AMERICANA

  160. Davidson, David, 1848-1933. DOES JUDAISM STILL EXIST?. Cincinnati, Oh. , 1889. Original Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 15 pages. Scarce. Singerman 2843, listing 3 copies. No copies on OCLC. Davidson (1848-1933) , was a "U. S. Reform rabbi and educator…. He served as rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Des Moines, Iowa, and Shearith Israel Congregation in Cincinnati, where he was invited by Isaac Mayer Wise in 1885 to join the faculty of the recently established Union College (later renamed Hebrew Union College ). Davidson taught Talmud and exegesis at the Reform seminary from 1885 to 1892, when he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by HUC and appointed rabbi of the Kahl-Montgomery Congregation in Montgomery, Alabama. In 1895, he was called to the prestigious Congregation Ahavath Chesed (later, Central Synagogue) in New York City, where he subsequently became the rabbi of Congregation Agudath Jeshurun. Although recognized as a pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, Davidson also contributed significantly to the Conservative movement. In the early 1900s, he served as professor of rabbinics at the fledgling Jewish Theological Seminary , without drawing a salary. There he befriended a number of students who were to make their own marks on American Jewish history, including Mordecai M. Kaplan and Bernard C. Ehrenreich as well as Stephen S. Wise" (EJ, 2007). Institutional blind stamp, professional repair to corner on rear cover, unobtrusive stamp on margin, residue of later outside binding on edge of front cover, attractive, Good+ Condition. (spec-13-5). (ID #27058) $225.00.
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  162. Franzos, Karl Emil. THE JEWS OF BARNOW: STORIES. New York, D. Appleton & Company, 1883. Original Publisher's Cloth. 12mo. xxii, 334 pages. 22 cm. In English with Hebrew title on cover. CONTENTS: The Shylock of Barnow. --Chane. --Two saviours of the people. --The child of atonement. --Esterka Regina. --Baron Schmule. --The picture of Christ. --Nameless graves. Reprint of the 1883 edition published by D. Appleton, New York. Uniform Title: [Juden von Barnow. English]. Subjects: Jews--Fiction. Genre/Form: Jewish fiction. Series: The Modern Jewish experience. Translated by M.W. MacDowall. Backstrip torn, repaired. Front hinge starting. Endpages and half-title page detached but present. Internal pages are browned, but not fragile. Good condition. (SPEC23-37) (ID #27449) $35.00.
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  164. Benamozegh, E. JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS. WITH A CRITICISM ON MAHOMEDISM. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH. Emanuel Blochman, San Francisco, 1873. 5633. Ix, 113, 22 pages. 8vo. Singerman 2378. Original cloth boards embossed in blind, small loss to extremities. 1st US edition. Early San Francisco Jewish imprint. Singerman 2378. Rabbi Elijah ben Abraham Benamozegh (1823-1900) , whose family had come to Livorno (Leghorn) Italy from Morocco, was an intellectual leader of 19th-century Italian Jewry. He was southern Europe's most articulate advocate of Kabbalah and he went on to be called 'the Plato of Italian Judaism'. He was a spiritual star that sought unity among religions. He regarded Islam and Christianity as daughter religions of Hebraism, the Torah, and Kabbalistic Mysticism. Spine replaced with cloth tape, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SPEC-27-16) (ID #27073) $125.00.
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  166. Conant, James Bryant. LEARNING'S NECESSITY FOR AN ABLE MINISTER AND OTHER ADDRESSES DELIVERED AT THE THIRD ASSEMBLY OF THE SEMI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA, ON MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 1937, BY HENRY S. HENDRICKS, LUCIUS LITTAUER,. FELIX WARBURG, AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY DR. CYRUS ADLER. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1937. Later cloth. 8vo. 47 pages. Leather, gilt-stamped with marbled endpapers. From the personal library of Lucius Nathan Littauer, member of the US Congress from 1896-1907 and personal friend and advisot to Theodore Roosevelt. OCLC lists three copies worldwide. Spine and corners worn; otherwise, very good condition. (SPEC23-22) (ID #12873) $125.00.
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  168. Congregation Mishkan Israel (New Haven, Conn. ). SERVICE OF THE SANCTUARY FOR THE SABBATH AND FESTIVALS. New Haven, CT: Sheldon, 1908. Cloth, 12mo, 102 pages; 17 cm. In Hebrew and English.SUBJECT(S): Reform Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Reform Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Reform Judaism -- Prayer-books and devotions -- English. Siddurim -- Texts. Other Titles: Siddur. Sabbath (Reform, Congregation Mishkan Israel) English & Hebrew. "arranged for the use of Congregation Mishkan Israel, New Haven, Conn." Quite scarce, no copies on OCLC, only a later edition (1908), of which HUC owns the only listed copy. Spine repaired with cloth tape, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SPEC-27-18) (ID #27075) $150.00.

     

     

  169. Deutsch, Solomon. A KEY TO THE PENTATEUCH - PART 1, GENESIS - EXPLANATORY OF THE TEXT AND THE GRAMMATICAL FORMS. New York, By The Author, 1890. Cloth, 8vo, 75 pages, plus paradigms. Singerman 2266. Binding repaired with cloth tape, corners bumped, other repairs, Good- Condition. (SPEC-27-15) (ID #27072) $30.00.
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  171. Isaacs, Isaac S. FRIDAY NIGHT: A SELECTION OF TALES ILLUSTRATING HEBREW LIFE. New York: Office of the Jewish Messenger,, 1870. Cloth. 12mo. 162 pages. Singerman 2209. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Hinges previously repaired with non-archival tape. Very good condition. (SPEC-27-19). (ID #27079) $150.00.
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  173. Judaeans (Organization). JUDAEAN ADDRESSES SELECTED VOL III [ONLY] 1918-1926. New York, Bloch, 1927. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo; 216 pages. "Published...in commemoration of their Thirtieth Anniversary. " 4 volumes of addresses were eventually published Includes list of members at rear. Includes talks given by Dr. Stephen Wise, Kaufmann Kohler, Louis Marshall, Max J. Kohler, Israel Abrams, and others. Attractive green cloth cover with gilt lettering and lion emblem. Very Good Condition. (SPEC-27-26) (ID #27087) $40.00.
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  175. Myers, Isidore (1856-1922). GEMS FROM THE TALMUD: TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH VERSE. New York: Putnam/'s Sons. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. , Limited, 1894. Original publisher's cloth. 1st edition. - Singerman 4783. Viii, 173 pages; 19 cm. Includes index. Subject: Theology - Judaism. Talmud --Selections. Light wear, Very Good Condition. (SPEC-27-14) (ID #27071) $30.00.
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  177. Seixas, Gershom Mendes. Introduction by Isidore S. Meyer. A RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE: THANKSGIVING DAY SERMON, NOVEMBER 26, 1789. New York, Jewish Historical Society of New York, 1977. 1st Edition Thus. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, xvi, 16 pages. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. xvi, 16 pages. 23 cm. Facsimile Reprint of the 1789 edition printed by A. M'Lean, New York. Publications of the Jewish Historical Society of New York # 2. Includes bibliographical references and other facsimiles. Neat! Very good condition. (SPEC23-30) Very Good Condition. (ID #27443) $60.00.
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  179. Selikovitsch, George. דער בערויבטער קבר; אדער ״איך וייס ניט אויב איך בין איך.״ א וואהרע ערצעהלונג פון אידישען לעבען אין נויארק, פון ליטווישען פילאזאף מיט א ביילאגע [שרייבען אידיש] ליטערארישע בריעפע פון [מחבר] נויארק, היברו פאבלישינג קא. DER BEROYBTER KEYVER: OFER IKH VEYS NIT OYB IKH BIN IKH... FUN LITVISHEN FILOZOF. Nyu York: Ferlag Fun Katsenelenbogn, 1900. Paper cover, 8vo, 96 pages, 20 cm. In Yiddish. Singerman 5852. SUBJECT(S): Author's, Jewish -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc. Jews -- United States -- New York -- Fiction. Genre/Form: Short stories, Yiddish. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, JTS, Brandeis, Hebrew Union College, Yale). Tear to cover edges. Tears to page corners. Repair to spine. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-37-3) (ID #27595) $125.00.
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  181. Shapiro, Judah Joseph. THE FRIENDLY SOCIETY; A HISTORY OF THE WORKMEN'S CIRCLE. New York, Media Judaica, 1970. Cloth , Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 251 pages. "The Friendly Society describes a fascinating era from the vantage point of a major Jewish organization and social movement: The Workmen's Circle." Includes bibliographical references. Very Good Condition. (Comhist-14-39) (ID #11139) $35.00.
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  183. Vries De Heekelingen, H. De (Herman). EL ORGULLO JUDIO. Buenos Aires, Editorial La Mazorca, 1944. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 130 pages. 20cm. In Spanish. Holocaust-era Antisemitic tract. Black handprint with star of David makes for a dramatic cover illustration. Subject: Judaism -- Latin America. Pages brown; a few margin notes in pencil. Small crack in spine. Good condition with Good jacket. (S-3). (ID #10215) $75.00.
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  185. Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham and Joseph Ben Benjamin Samegah. SEFER 'AVODAT HA-KODESH. A Metz: Chez Joseph Antoine, 1765. Hardcover, 12mo, 16, 12 leaves ; 21 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Prohibited work (Jewish law) -- Early works to 1800. Eruv -- Early works to 1800. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Purity, Ritual -- Judaism -- Early works to 1800. Jewish women -- Religious life -- Early works to 1800. Other Titles: 'Avodat ha-kodesh. Adret (1235-1310) was a "Spanish rabbi and one of the foremost Jewish scholars of his time, whose influence has remained to this day. Adret belonged to a well-to-do family of Barcelona where he lived all his life. His principal teacher was Jonah b. Abraham Gerondi and Adret always refers to him as "my teacher. " He also studied under Nahmanides, being considered one of his outstanding students and principal exponent of his "school" in the interpretation of the Talmud. While still young, Adret engaged extensively in financial transactions, and the king of Aragon was among his debtors. After a few years he withdrew from business and accepted the position of rabbi in Barcelona, which he held for more than 40 years. Adret was recognized as the leading figure in Spanish Jewry before he was 40 and his opinions carried weight far beyond the frontiers of Spain. He was a man of great accomplishments, strong character, and incorruptible judgment. Not long after he entered upon his office as rabbi, he vigorously defended an orphan against leading court Jews and the powerful Christian nobles who supported them. Yet, he was a humble man, with a warm, sensitive heart. Many of his responsa deal with the clarification of problematic biblical passages, and some of them touch on questions of philosophy and the fundamentals of religion…Collections of the responsa of Adret are extant today. They pose a difficult literary problem. Beside his responsa and novellae, Adret wrote two legal manuals. The more important, Torat ha-Bayit, deals with most of the ritual observances, such as ritual slaughter, forbidden foods, gentile wine, and the laws of niddah, together with Sha'ar ha-Mayim- laws of mikveh. Adret's Avodat ha-Kodesh on the laws of the Sabbath and the festivals is also extant. It appeared in two versions, one complete and the other abridged. The former has not yet been published, while the latter was published in Venice in 1602. He also wrote Piskei Hallah on the laws relating to Hallah. The changes in rabbinic study in Spain started by Nahmanides were finally effected by Adret. His responsa have at all times been highly influential and were a major source of the Shulhan Arukh" (Assaf and Derovan in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Hebrew Union). Tearing to outer covers, chipping to edges and corners. Hinge repair. Outer covers not attached to binding. Light staining to some pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-32-5) (ID #27391) $300.00.
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  187. Adret, Solomon Ben Abraham Simeon Ben Zemah Duran, Rashbats. ספר חדושי נדה. SEFER HIDUSHE NIDAH. France, Mets: Bi-Defus Getshlik Shpeier Segal Mi-Sarlo'i, 1776. Hardcover, 8vo, 33 leaves (66 pages) , 20 cm. In Hebrew. Niddah (or nidah) is a Hebrew term describing a woman during menstruation, or a woman who has menstruated and not yet completed the associated requirement of immersion in a mikveh (ritual bath). The Torah prohibits sexual intercourse with a niddah and adherence to this prohibition is considered by Orthodox Jewry to be a benchmark of the Torah-observant Jew. The laws concerning niddah are also referred to as taharath hamishpacha (Hebrew for family purity). SUBJECT(S): Talmud. Niddah -- Commentaries. Mishnah. Kinnim -- Commentaries. Printed in double columns. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Hidushe ha-Rashbats (Kinim) ; OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (JTSA, Stanford, UCLA, Spertus, HUC). Writing inside front cover. Hinge repair. Wear and tear to cover, edges and corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-36-10) (ID #27583) $350.00.
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  189. Hands, L. SOME LEGAL DIFFICULTIES WHICH BESET THE JEWESS. Kilburn, Hart & Son Ltd, 1921. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages. 22 cm. Includes Addenda ([2] 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.
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  191. Joseph, Mrs. Morris, and Mrs. Bethel Halford. ADDRESSES TO JEWISH CHILDREN. London, Society for the Distribution of Jewish Literature, 1920. Original Publisher's Cloth, 12mo. viii, 127 pages. Cover title. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. A collection of sermons directed towards children. Jewish authors. Very good condition. (Spec23-5) (ID #27411) $40.00.
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  193. Levi, Abraham. REBECCA ODER DAS JÜDISCHE WEIB IN IHREM RELIGIÖSEN BERUFE. EINE FEDERZEICHNUNG. Frankfurt, Sänger & Friedberg, 1920. Hardcover, 8vo, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 105 pages. "2. Verbesserte Auflage" [Second Revised Edition]. Some foxing. 2" chip to bottom of spine, internal binding splitting inside, but paper remains good. Fair condition. (SPEC23-19) (ID #10468) $50.00.
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  195. National Council of Jewish Women. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN: HELD AT NEW YORK, NOV. 15, 16, 17, 18 AND 19, 1896. . Philadelphia: The Jewish Pub. Society of America, 1897. Cloth, Large 8vo, 426 pages. 24 cm. Subject: National Council of Jewish Women. Jewish women -- United States -- Congresses. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering and emblem. Solid, tight binding. Clean pages. Very Good Condition. A quite nice copy. (SPEC-27-28) (ID #16383) $100.00.
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  197. Neuda, Fanny; Mayer, Maurice. HOURS OF DEVOTION: A BOOK OF PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS FOR THE USE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL, DURING PUBLIC SERVICE AND AT HOME, FOR ALL CONDITIONS OF WOMAN'S LIFE. New York, Hebrew Publishing Co.,. Cloth. , 12mo. 105 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism - prayer-books and devotions; Jewish women - religious life. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. All edges gilt. Cloth of spine torn with some loss of binding. Some pages loose and worn around the edges. First 14 pages of text absent; fair condition. (SPEC23-3) (ID #27409) SOLD
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  199. Solomon, Hannah G. , and Miriam Del Banco. PAPERS OF THE JEWISH WOMEN'S CONGRESS: HELD AT CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 4, 5, 6 AND 7, 1893. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1894. Cloth, 8vo. 268 pages. Handsomely bound in deep green cloth with gilt titles and printed on fine laid bond. Ten pages of advertisements for other publications of the Society at end. Contents: Includes contributions by Hannah G. Solomon, Ellen M. Henrotin, Miram del Banco, Louise Mannheimer, Helen Kahn Weil, Henrietta G. Frank, Pauline H. Rosenberg, Esther Witkowsky, Mary Newbury Adams, Julia Richman, Sadie G. Leopold, Mary M. Cohen, Julia I. Felsenthal, Cora Wilburn, Eva L. Stern, Carrie Shevelson Benjamin, Goldie Bamber, R. W. Navra, Emma Frank, Minnie D. Louis, Rebekah Kohut, Laura Davis Jacobson, Lillie Hirshfield, Sadie American. Topics: Jewish Women of Mediaeval Times; Woman in the Synagogue; Influence of the Discovery of America on the Jews; Women as Wage-Workers, with Special Reference to Directing Immigrants; Influence of the Jewish Religion in the Home; Charity as Taught by the Mosaic Code; Woman's Place in Charitable Work; What It Is, and What It Should Be; Mission Work among the Unenlightened Jews; How Can Nations Be Influenced to Protest or Even Interfere in Cases of Persecution; The Outlook of Judaism; What Judaism Has Done for Women. Singerman 4699. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Jews -- United States. Women -- Congresses. Very good condition. A beautiful copy. (SPEC-27-29) (ID #16382) $100.00.
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  201. Bovshover, Joseph. בילדער און געדאנקען. BILDER UN GEDANKEN. London, L. Friedman, 1907. Hardcover, 8vo, 64 pages, 19 cm. In Yiddish. Memoirs. Bovshover was a "Yiddish poet. Bovshover was born in Lubavitch, Belorussia, and immigrated to the United States from Riga in 1891. Influenced by the radical Yiddish poets, Morris Vinchevsky, David Edelstadt , and Morris Rosenfeld , as well as by Heinrich Heine, Walt Whitman, and the Bible, he wrote revolutionary, anarchist poetry. Under the name of Basil Dahl, he also wrote poems in English. He received exaggerated critical praise, yet became increasingly melancholic and spent the last 15 years of his life institutionalized. He published essays on Heine, Emerson, Whitman, and Edwin Markham, and translated Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice into Yiddish. His collected verse and essays were published in the one-volume Gezamelte shriftn. Many of his poems were set to music. Dror Abend-David shows that Bovshover's Shakespeare translation is far less daytshmerish (Germanized) than his verse, most probably under the influence of the Yiddish lexicographer and language reformer Alexander Harkavy" (Schulman and Prager in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Rebound. Missing front portrait. Tear to bottom corner of title page. Lightly bumped corners. Slightly yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Spec-27-5) (ID #27063) $100.00.
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  203. Weinberg, Werner. DIE RESTE DES JÜDISCHDEUTSCHEN. Stuttgart, W. Kohlhammer, 1969. Paperback, Softcover. 8vo. 116 pages. 24 cm. In German. Series: Studia Delitzschian a, Bd.12. Title translates to English as, "The Remains of Jewish-German." Bibliography on pages 114-116. Guido Kisch's copy. Plastic film coating on cardstock wrappers starting to come off, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SPEC23-16) (ID #6301) $40.00.
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  205. 19 DE ABRIL MATERIALES Y DOCUMENTOS SOBRE EL EXTERMINIO Y LA RESISTENCIA DEL JUDAISMO POLACO. Buenos Aires, 1954. Paper Wrappers, Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 160 pages. In Yiddish with Spanish title page. On the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Covers worn but solid. First ten pages have stain in margin but all text is clear; otherwise internal pages in good condition. (HOLO2-10-12a). (ID #27560) $60.00.
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  207. Ran, Leyzer. ASH FUN YERUSHOLAIM D'LITE. New York, Vilner [Wilner] Farlag, 1959. Cloth. 8vo. 366 pages. Includes illustrations. In Yiddish. Added title page: "Ashes from Jerusalem of Lithuania. " Subjects: Jews -Lithuania -- Vilnius. Inscription on title page. Spine repaired with archival tape, otherwise Very Good Condition. (Comhist11-10a). (ID #10902) $55.00.
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  209. Silver, Abba Hillel. RELIGION IN PRESENT-DAY JEWISH LIFE. Cincinatti, UAHC, 1939. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 11 pages. Cover title: "Address delivered at the XXXV I Biennial Convention, U. A. H. C. , Cincinatti, January 17, 1939." Holocaust-era publication. OCLC lists two copies worldwide. Cover sunned. Very good condition. (SPEC23-24) (ID #15433) $50.00.
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  211. Zydowski Instytut Historyczny W Polsce; Zydowski Instytut Historyczny--Instytut Naukowo-Badawczy. BIULETYN ZYDOWSKIEGO INSTYTUTU HISTORYCZNEGO NR 2 (ONLY). Warszawa: Instytut, 1951. Softcover, 8vo, 243 pages. Illustrations, 24 cm. In Polish; Summaries in English, French, and Russian, 1951-1952. The Biuletyn, the most important Jewish periodical of post-war Poland, ran a total of 50 years, first as a semiannual (1951-52) and then as a quarterly. SUBJECT(S): Descriptor: Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. Jodendom. General Info: Also published in Yiddish edition Nr 1 (1951) -76 (1970) 1 volume. OCLC lists 53 copies worldwide. Only Nr 2. Tape on front and back cover edges. Bumped corners. Chipped page edges. Yellowing of pages. Wear to spine. (Spec-27-6) (ID #27064) $30.00.
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  213. Güdemann, Moritz. JÜDISCHE APOLOGETIK. Glogau, Carl Flemming, 1906. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. xx, 248 pages. In German. Embossed boards; gilt titles; marbled edges; decorative endpapers. Series: Grundriss der Gesamtwissenschaft des Judentums; Schriften der Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschsft des Judentums; Variation: Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums (Germany). Schriften. Güdemann was chief rabbi of Vienna at the turn of the century, who "especially distinguished himself by his investigations into the history of Jewish education and culture. " He was opposed to Zionism's tendency to stress nationalism rather than the religious character of Judaism. (JE) SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Apologetic works. Includes bibliographical references. Previous owner's name on FEP. Backstrip worn at bottom. Interior in very good condition. (SPEC23-26) (ID #27439) $60.00.
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  215. Isaacs, Samuel Hillel. MA'AMAR HADSHE HA-SHANAH. Yerushalayim: Torah Me-Tsiyon, 1900. Hardcover, 8vo, 24 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish calendar. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Personal library stamp in front cover. Wear to binding. Some pages loose. Yellowing of pages. Chipped corners and edges. (Heb-29-10) (ID #26966) $125.00.
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  217. Libowitz, Nehemiah Samuel. פניני הזהר: המשלים והפתגמים. PENINE HA-ZOHAR, HA-MESHALIM VEHA-PITGAMIM. Jerusalem: Darom, 1931. Hardcover, 3 volumes in 1, 8vo, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Proverbs, Hebrew. Zohar. Selections. Libowitz (1862-1939) , was a "writer on Jewish subjects. Born in Kolno, Poland, he immigrated to America in 1881. He traded in precious stones and was so successful that he could afford to print over 20 books in limited editions. He corresponded with eminent Jewish scholars including Israel Davidson, to whom he wrote 107 letters, which he later published himself in 1933. His works include Peni'el (1914) , a collection from Jewish literature on the subject of death; Ha-Mavet be-Fanim So'akot (1917) ; Sefer Sha'ashu'im (1927) ; and Ha-Shome'a Yitzhak (1907) , sharp-witted jokes and original interpretations of the rabbis and from the Middle Ages; Judah Aryeh Modena bi-Demuto ve-'ivyono (1896) ; Kitvei ha-Rav Yehudah Aryeh mi-Modena (1936) ; and Doresh Reshumot ha-Aggadah (1893, 19202, 19293) , explanations of several aggadot of the Talmud. He also edited and published O'ar ha-'okhmah ve-ha-Madda (1897) , in collaboration with Jacob Reifmann, Moses Reicherson, Solomon Rabin, and others. In several of his works he violently polemized against such scholars as R. Isaac Hirsch Weiss, Ze'ev Schorr, Radkinson, Saul Tchernichowsky, and Joseph Klausner. He immigrated to Palestine in 1927, but his longing for his children took him back to America" (Rabinowitz in EJ 2007). OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to binding. Spine repair. Chipping to corners and edges of cover. Good condition. (Rab-48-4) (ID #26972) $85.00.
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  219. Yudelovits, Avraham Aharon Ben B. ספר שאלות ותשובות בית אב:... כולל תשובות להלכה וביאורים לכמה סוגיות עמוקות בבבלי וירושלמי, והרבה חידושי שיטות ודינים על פי יסודות רבותינו הראשונים... SHE'ELOT U-TESHUVOT BET AV KAMA HELEK HAYE AVRAHAM 'AL ORAH HAYIM. Satmar: Bi-Defus M. L. Hirsh, 1929. No cover, folio, 266 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel). Missing cover. Missing last two pages (267-268). Chipped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-29-4) (ID #26960) $45.00.