CATALOG 198:
RARE & IMPORTANT IMPRINTS IN JEWISH WOMEN'S STUDIES

Header Pic 1
Nr. 69. TORONTO Y.W.H.A. LADIES’ BASKETBALL TEAM, WINNERS OF THE GRIFF CLARK TROPHY. Trading card, Very Small (slightly less than 2”x1”). Toronto, Dominion Chocolates, No Date [1923-24]. Likely the First Trading Card Ever for a Jewish Women's Sports Team.

 

Friends-

We are pleased to publish:

Catalog 198: RARE & IMPORTANT IMPRINTS IN JEWISH WOMEN'S STUIDIES.

Please also browse other recent catalogs from our Catalog Page or search our online stock using keywords like Bible, Holocaust, Rabbinics, Hasidut, Art, Geneaology, etc. at www.danwymanbooks.com/searchpage.php. As always, every item is offered subject to prior sale and is 100% returnable for any reason. Shipping is charged at cost.

All prices are in US Dollars. We prefer payment by credit card, but we also accept checks in US funds or www.paypal.com. We will also gladly invoice your institution; institutions may even delay payment until your next funding cycle begins.

To order, please email us with your requests to [email protected]. Please do not order via fax at this time.

PLEASE SIGN UP HERE TO RECEIVE OUR LISTS OF OUT OF PRINT JUDAICA TITLES.

And please share and forward this list to others who may be interested.

We look forward to hearing from you and to working with you to build your collection.

--Dan

 

Please click on any image to enlarge


CONTENTS

SPECIAL

     

    First Appeal by a Famous American for a Jewish State in Eretz Israel

     

  1. Lazarus, Emma. AN EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS. New York: Press Of Philip Cowen, 1900. 1st separate edition. Original Wrappers, 8vo, iv, 80 pages. Includes portrait; 22 cm. Singerman 5788. Originally published in fifteen sections in the American Hebrew (which was also published by Philip Cowen) from November 3, 1882 to February 23, 1883. “Princeton English professor Esther Schor has noted that Theodor Herzl was still sitting in cafes and dreaming of Zion — and the word ‘Zionist’ had not yet even been coined — when Lazarus took up the cause in the early 1880s. Schor writes that in ‘Epistle to the Hebrews, ’ a column in the American Hebrew in 1882, “Emma Lazarus became the first well-known American publicly to make the case for a Jewish state’” (Quoted in New Jersey Jewish News, Nov 2, 2006). Lazarus suggested that “assimilated American Jews should recognize their privileged status as well as their vulnerability in America, that all Jews should understand their history in order not to be misled by anti-Semitic generalizations, and that Eastern European Jews should emigrate to Palestine” (Hyman & Moore, 1997). Nr. 6 in the series: “Publications of the Federation of American Zionists. ” SUBJECT(S): Zionism. Jews -- Politics and government. Judaism -- Apologetic works. Jews -- Persecutions -- Europe, Eastern. Ethnic relations. Jews -- Politics and government. Judaism. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (Columbia, Yale, GWU, HUC), none west of Cincinnati. Spine rebacked, otherwise Very Good Condition. Scarce and very important. (women-1-51) (ID #35810) $7500.00.
  2.  

     

     

     

     

     

  3. Lazarus, Josephine. CHANUKA 5666, BY JOSEPHINE LAZARUS; HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT, WITH PRINTERS PROOFS, AND WITH 1ST EDITION OF FINAL PUBLISHED VERSION. Josephine Lazarus Manuscript, 1905. Original Wraps. 4to. [8]; [4]; [16] pages. 29 cm. Autograph manuscript, signed. Contains the original eight page handwritten signed manuscript of Chanuka 5666 by Josephine Lazarus; four page typed blue ink printers notes with editors handwritten corrections on the same, and the final printed version, which appeared in the Souvenir Program of the Maccabaean Feast, Zionist Council of Greater New York, December 27th, 1905. 'Hanuka 5666', on page [8], is how the printed version appears. Lazarus in her article discusses the year of massive bloodletting and Jewish martyrs (1905), and celebrates the new heroic Maccabaean Spirit and Jewish nationalism. Josephine Lazarus (1846-1910) "was the best known of the poet Emma Lazarus's five sisters... Her first published piece was a memorial essay on Emma, followed by a series of literary biographies of contemporary women writers. In 1893, she was one of the few Jewish women invited to speak at the Congress of Religions at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Like the other Jewish speakers at the Congress, Lazarus emphasized the spiritual identity of Judaism, introducing her vision of combining the truths of Judaism and Christianity in a nonsectarian ethical monotheism. She further refined her ideology in 'The Spirit of Judaism, ' published in 1895... Lazarus's life and work provide important insights into a pattern of Jewish identification and assimilation in late nineteenth-century America... Josephine Lazarus's legacy is of a woman yearning for a Judaism that satisfies both the intellect and the spirit, a Judaism that can connect the past with the present and the future. Josephine Lazarus died on February 3, 1910. " (Sue Levi Elwell, Jewish Women's Archive, 2014). Subjects: American literature - Women authors. OCLC lists one copy of the Souvenir Program (NYPL). Manuscript and printer's notes housed in folder; all items housed in archival portfolio. Light wear to edges of folder and wraps of Souvenir Program, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-41-2) (ID #35415) $4000.00.
  4.  

     

     

     

     

     

  5. [Gratz, Rebecca] Leeser, Isaac. CATECHISM FOR JEWISH CHILDREN: DESIGNED AS A RELIGIOUS MANUAL FOR HOUSE AND SCHOOL. Philadelphia; Stereotyped For The Author By L. Johnson & Co, [1856]. 5616. 1st edition thus. Original Cloth. 12mo. X, 134 pages. 19 cm. Singerman 1437. Dedicated to Rebecca Gratz. Preface to Third edition: “The favourable reception which this manual met with on its first appearance induced me to issue, in 5605, a second edition, differing scarcely from the first; […] About eleven years have now elapsed since this book was reissued; and, as it has by degrees found its way into many schools, I now present it in a manner more permanent than before, --the title slightly changed, and with such verbal corrections here and there as a careful revision has pointed out to be needed. The second edition had indeed not been exhausted by the public demand; but, a calamitous conflagration having destroyed the remainder of the same, a new supply had to be provided, to answer any demand which may be made for it; and it is to be hoped that the Catechism in its new form may be the means of an extended usefulness for many years to come. And, in this connection, I cannot avoid stating that it is a gratifying phenomenon that, notwithstanding the indifference which many express towards religion, there is a deep-seated feeling that something ought and must be done to enlighten the youthful mind. Therefore, if any event in my life can afford me some degree of satisfaction, it is the consciousness of having added one contribution, by this unpretending work, to satisfy the demand for information in the ways of the law of God. […] With these few words the Catechism is again offered to the indulgent kindness of the American and British Israelites, in the full hope that it may be of service to those for whose edification it was composed. ” Subjects: Jewish religious education. Jews - Education - United States. OCLC lists 6 copies. Lightly stained and lightly foxed. Wear to original boards. Good + condition. (SPEC-40-1) (ID #33519) $750.00.
  6.  

     

     

     

     

     

  7. Aguilar, Grace. THE WOMEN OF ISRAEL. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. New York, D. Appleton & Co, 1851. 1st US Edition. With frontispiece portrait of author. Period Binding, 8vo, 336 pages. [Singerman 1171]. The First Comprehensive Study of Jewish Women by a Jew. This work, by Grace Aguilar (1816-47), published this for her own co-religionists and lamented in the preface that the authors of previous works on the subject “are Christians themselves, and write for the Christian world… the characters of the Old Testament are so briefly and imperfectly sketched, compared to those of the New. ” Aguilar’s secondary motive in publishing this work was to counter the charge “that the law of Moses sank the Hebrew female to the lowest state of degradation, placed her on a level with slaves or heathens, and denied her all mental and spiritual enjoyment. The word of God at once proves its falsity. ” Aguilar believed that the spiritual state of a Jewish community was dependent on the nation in which it existed, and in her survey of the contemporary period she distinguished between the communities of southern and eastern Europe from those in the Protestant north. Only in the latter were the Jews free of persecution and able to reach spiritual heights. The freest community, she observed, was the one in America-”The Hebrew advantages in that land, more numerous even than in England, consist in perfect freedom”-and American Jews had the greatest opportunities to cultivate the Jewish spirit. Aguilar was a prolific nineteenth-century novelist and Jewish historian of Sephardic descent, was known for her works of fiction, but in this 1845 publication she addresses Jewish history from a female perspective. These two volumes consist of a series of biographical essays on Old Testament, Talmudic and modern Jewish women. Aguilar identifies a need for more female biography of scripture, postulating a continuity between the biblical matriarchs and the Jewish women of her generation. Addressing a female readership, Aguilar writes in a didactic and highly evangelical tone characteristic of the period, using her discussion to argue for the emancipation of Jews, particularly Jewish women, who should also have access to all Jewish religious texts Some wear, bit of foxing, Good Condition. (AMR-39-52) XX (ID #31565) $225.00.
  8.  

     

     

     

     

     

  9. Frank, Anne. WEET JE NOG? VERHALEN EN SPROOKJES. Amsterdam, Contact, 1949. 1st edition, first printing. Original illustrated publisher’s boards in the extremely rare dustjacket. Small 8vo, 64 pages. Published 2 years after the famous diary. Designed and illustrated by Kees Kelfkens. Rare first edition of this collection of simple stories and fairy-tales for Dutch children, written by Anne Frank at the age of 14, while in hiding. Primo Levi suggested that Anne Frank is frequently identified as a single representative of the millions of people who suffered and died as she did because "One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live. " Otto Frank, Anne’s father spent the remainder of his life after publication of the Diary as custodian of his daughter's legacy, saying, "It's a strange role. In the normal family relationship, it is the child of the famous parent who has the honor and the burden of continuing the task. In my case the role is reversed. " An outstanding copy, in the exceedingly rare 1st edition dust jacket, which has a dime-size spot of damage on the spine (no text affected), and a touch of edgewear. A very nice copy. (kh-2-12) (ID #34933) $1000.00.
  10.  

     

     

     

     

     

  11. Frank, Anne (1st Edition, 1st Printing Of The Anne Frank Diary). HET ACHTERHUIS. DAGBOEKBRIEVEN 12 JUNI 1942 - 1 AUGUSTUS 1944. Uitgeverij Contact, Amsterdam, 1947. . Original publisher’s boards, with the exceedingly rare dust jacket, 12mo, ix 252 pages. First Edition of The Diary of a Young Girl, a book which continues to hold its place at the top of many literary lists: the most famous diary of modern times, the most famous work by a teenager, most famous work on the Holocaust, most famous 20th Century work by a Jew. Primo Levi suggested that Anne Frank is frequently identified as a single representative of the millions of people who suffered and died as she did because "One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live. " Otto Frank, Anne’s father spent the remainder of his life after publication of the Diary as custodian of his daughter's legacy, saying, "It's a strange role. In the normal family relationship, it is the child of the famous parent who has the honor and the burden of continuing the task. In my case the role is reversed. " He recalled his publisher's explaining why he thought the diary has been so widely read, with the comment, "he said that the diary encompasses so many areas of life that each reader can find something that moves him personally. " Simon Wiesenthal expressed a similar sentiment when he said that the diary had raised more widespread awareness of the Holocaust than had been achieved during the Nuremberg Trials, because "people identified with this child. This was the impact of the Holocaust, this was a family like my family, like your family and so you could understand this" (Wikipedia, 2012). Very Good Condition in a worn but attractive dust jacket from the second printing, also from 1947. 1st edition dust jackets are essentially never seen (we have seen one offered for sale in the last 20 years); 2nd printing jackets from dec 1947, which this is, are also extremely rare. An attractive copy of this monumental and rare work, much nicer than usually seen. (kh-2-4) (ID #34767) $7500.00.
  12.  

     

     

     

     

     

  13. Holdheim, Samuel [1st Edition Of Holdheim’s Most Important Work]. UEBER DIE AUTONOMIE DER RABBINEN UND DAS PRINCIP DER JÜDISCHEN EHE; EIN BEITRAG ZUR VERSTÄNDIGUNG ÜBER EINIGE DAS JUDENTHUM BETREFFENDE ZEITFRAGEN. Schwerin, C. Kürschner; In Commission Der Plahn'schen Buchhandlung, Berlin,, 1843. 1st edition. Period Wrappers, 8vo, xii, 263 pages 26 cm. In German. Includes bibliographical references. Title translates as, “On The Autonomy of the Rabbis and ahe Principle of Jewish Marriage; A Contribution to Understanding About Some Relevant Jewish Issues of the Day. ” Samuel Holdheim (1806 –1860) was a “German rabbi and author, and one of the more extreme leaders of the early Reform Movement in Judaism. A pioneer in modern Jewish homiletics, he was often at odds with the Orthodox community…. The most important work by Holdheim appeared under the title Die Autonomie der Rabbinen, (Schwerin and Berlin, 1843). In this he pleads for the abolition of the antiquated Jewish marriage and divorce regulations mainly on the ground that the Jews do not constitute a political nation. The Jewish religious institutions must be rigidly kept distinct from the Jewish national ones, to which latter belong the laws of marriage and divorce. The laws of the modern states are not in conflict with the principles of the Jewish religion; therefore these modern laws, and not the Jewish national laws of other days, should regulate Jewish marriages and divorces (see Samuel Hirsch in Orient. Lit, 1843, No. 44). The importance of this book is attested by the stir it created among German Jewish communities, many members of which found in its attitude the solution of the problem of how loyalty to Judaism could be combined with unqualified allegiance to their German nationality. Evidence of its incisive character is furnished also by the polemical literature that grew out of it. In these discussions such men as A. Bernstein, Mendel Hess, Samson Raphael Hirsch, Zacharias Frankel, Raphael Kirchheim, Leopold Zunz, Leopold Löw, and Adolf Jellinek took part” (Wikipedia, 2015). SUBJECT(S): Judaism and state. Marriage (Jewish law). OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. Spine cocked, otherwise Very Good Condition, an attractive copy. (women-4-8) (ID #35821) $400.00.
  14.  

     

     

     

     

     

  15. Le’ah Bat Tovim. FUN A MAMEN TSU MAMES: A POR POSHETE KLOLIM. Varshe (Warsaw); Lewin-Epstein, 1922. Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 19, [1] pages. 19 cm. In Yiddish. Numbered 0525 (of how many?), finely printed on letterpress in red and black ink; coptic (braided thread) binding with illustrated cover. Translates roughly as “From One Mother to All the Mothers. ” Early Secular Yiddish tract on how to be a good mother. Subjects: Child rearing. Parenting. Child psychology. OCLC lists only two copies (Lib Congress, HUC). Light soiling to covers, with outer edges lightly bumped and chipped. Internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. Scarce and interesting. (HOLO2-97-47) (ID #29528) $400.00.
  16.  

     

     

     

     

     

  17. Levinger, Elma Ehrlich; Sara Miller; Ruth Atlas Binstock; Eva Herbst; Fannie Barnett Linsky. Music and Occasional Co-Authorship by Samuel Goldfarb Or Samuel Schulman. PLAYS FOR NEW YEAR SUKKOTH HANUKKAH PURIM PASSOVER LAG B'OMER SHABUOTH AND FOR OTHER OCCASIONS [ALL BY JEWISH WOMEN; 16 PLAYS FOR FESTIVALS AND HOLIDAYS; INDIVIDUALLY BOUND; HOUSED IN PUBLISHER’S RED CLOTH SLIPCASE]. Cincinnati; Dept. Of Synagog And School Extension Of The Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1921-1929. Original Wraps. 8vo. 12; 32, [4]; 24, [2]; 32, [4]; 16; 13, [4]; 25; 35; 13; 16; 20; 19; 19; 11; 27; 19 pages. 20 cm. Pastedown label on cloth slipcase: ‘Plays For New Year Sukkoth Hanukkah Purim Passover Lag B'Omer Shabuoth And For Other Occasions. ’ Every play of Elma Ehrlich Levinger dated 1923; her plays include: “The unlighted Menorah: a Chanukah fantasy of the time of Felix Mendelssohn, in one act”; “The light of Israel: a Chanukah play in four acts”; “A sick Purim; a modern Purim play in one act”; "Let there be light, ’ a pageant in seven episodes”; “How Succoth came to Chayim; a modern play in one act”; “Ruth of Moab; a springtime play in one act”; “The golden staff; a Succoth operetta” with music by Samuel Goldfarb. By Samuel Schulman and Sara Miller: “The spirit of Judaism: a pageant”. By Ruth Atlas Binstock: “Harvest festival; a pageant in four scenes”. By Miss Eva Herbst: Ruth; a harvest pageant”. Plays by Fannie Barnett Linsky: “America and the Jew; a pageant for Thanksgiving day”; “A Purim fantasy, a play in one act”; “The Sabbath angel. A play in two acts”; “Old pictures in new frames. A group tableaux for any holiday”; “The counting of the days; a Lag b'Omer cycle”; “Happy New Year; a play in one act, a prologue and an epilogue. ” All plays published by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations Department of Synagogue and School Extension, which was initially established as the Department of Synagogue Extension in 1903, to provide for and advance Sabbath schools for the instruction of the young and to aid and encourage the development of new and young congregations. Elma Ehrlich Levinger (1887 – 1958) “Active in an array of Jewish women’s and youth organizations, Elma Ehrlich Levinger was also the author of over thirty books for children and several for adults—all of which emphasize the importance of maintaining Jewish identity in America. Levinger used both drama and the short story as a means of educating young people and women about Jewish history and traditions, hoping to encourage them to participate in Jewish social life. ” (Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia). Subjects: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Drama. Hanukkah - Drama. Sukkot - Drama. Ruth (Biblical figure) - Drama. Sukkot - Drama. Purim –Drama. Jewish drama. Tableaux, Religious. Rosh ha-Shanah - Drama. All plays are listed on OCLC; however, none exceed 15 listings. No listings on OCLC for a boxed set such as ours (extra space in the box suggests that it may have been designed to hold other titles as well). Light rubbing to cloth of slipcase, with rip to corner of lid; wraps of two plays lightly soiled, otherwise all plays near fine. Very Good+ Condition. (MX-36-22) (ID #31186) $550.00.
  18.  

     

     

     

     

    The First Woman to Publish a Hebrew Dictionary

     

  19. Lindo, Abigail; Sabato Morais. ME'IR 'EN BENE HA-NE'URIM = A HEBREW AND ENGLISH VOCABULARY: FROM A SELECTION OF THE DAILY PRAYERS, INTENDED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND YOUNG BEGINNERS. London; S. Solomon, 1848. Original Cloth. 12mo. 109, [1] pages. 19 cm. “A Hebrew and English vocabulary: from a selection of the daily prayers, intended for the use of schools and young beginners. By a lady. Revised by Sabato Morais and under the sanction of David Meldola. ” - Title page. Attractively printed and designed. Lists the root in a separate parallel column to the Hebrew word with English translation adjacent. Draws upon Kehilath Jahacob by Jacob Rodrigues Moreira. Abigail Lindo (1803-1848), Hebrew Lexicographer. Subjects: Hebrew language - Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. Hebrew language. Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. OCLC lists 8 copies of this edition. Very clean and fresh, light foxing to endpages. Very good + condition. (WOMEN-2-43) (ID #35812) $200.00.
  20.  

     

     

     

     

     

  21. Menken, Adah Isaacs. INFELICIA. Philadelphia; New York; Boston, 1868. 1st edition, first printing, of Author’s only book. Original Publisher’s Cloth, Brown cloth cover stamped in gold, 16mo, 7-124 pages; 15 cm. Singerman 2085 (for the 126 page edition). Singerman notes as well that he "saw the rarer 124 page edition without the publisher's statement [about Dickens]." Poems. The true first edition, first printing, dedicated to Charles Dickens but without his warm letter thanking her reproduced, as appeared in later printings. The success of this book meant that later editions appeared the same year in London as well as in the US (published by Lippincott) but with more pages (141 & 126, respectively) and the Dickens letter reproduced. Includes some poems with Jewish themes, such as “Judith (‘Oh forget not that I am Judith! /And I know where sleeps Holofernes’), ” “Hear, O Israel (‘The God of Jacob is our Shield’), ” etc. Menken (1835-1868) was “Internationally famous for her starring role in the equestrian melodrama Mazeppa, in which she was stripped on stage to a flesh-colored body stocking, lashed to the back of the ‘wild horse of Tartary, ’ and sent flying on a narrow ramp above the theater, Adah Isaacs Menken consistently defied social mores. She cropped her black hair and smoked cigarettes, and publicly disparaged conventional married life. Menken represented an early example of the cult of personality, blurring her private life with her public persona. … She married four times in the course of seven years. Her second marriage, in 1859, was to the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, John C. Heenan…. One of the most glamorous celebrities of the 1860s, Menken also cultivated a literary following. She wrote poetry and developed relationships with the likes of Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alexandre Dumas, and Algernon Swinburne. George Sand was a close friend to the actor and was godmother to Menken’s second child…. A major bone of contention to this day is the authenticity of her Jewishness. Though scholars have some evidence that Menken was raised a Catholic and converted to Judaism only after marrying her first husband, Menken herself once publicly rebuked a journalist who labeled her a convert by announcing that she was ‘born in that faith [Judaism], and have adhered to it through all my erratic career. Through that pure and simple religion I have found greatest comfort and blessing. ’ Whatever her origins, it is clear that Menken was fervently Jewish in her adult life. After moving to Cincinnati with her first and only Jewish husband, Alexander Isaacs Menken, Adah learned Hebrew fluently, studied classical Jewish texts, and contributed many poems and essays to The Israelite, a weekly founded by Rabbi Isaac M. Wise. Her poems indicate a passionate temperament, deeply committed to a kind of proto-Zionism and even messianism. Many are collected in the posthumously published volume Infelicia [this volume]. Menken viewed herself as a modern Deborah, calling on Jews to rise up against persecution in Turkey and protesting the kidnapping of a six-year-old Jewish boy in Bologna by representatives of the Catholic Church. She was one of the few Jews in America to protest when Lionel Nathan was denied the seat in the English Parliament to which he had been elected. And, at the height of her acting career, she refused to perform on Jewish High Holidays. On her deathbed at age thirty-three, suffering from what may have been peritonitis or tuberculosis (or both), and treated by the personal doctor of Napoleon III, Menken was visited by a rabbi. Adah Isaacs Menken died on August 10, 1868, in Paris. She is buried in the Jewish section of Montparnasse Cemetery” (Ackerman, 2014). The book is also cited in Podeschi, J. B. Dickens & Dickensiana,; B295(2); Wolff, R. L. 19th cent. Fiction,; 4738. OCLC lists 28 copies of this rare first printing. Light wear to cloth, stains to title and half title, otherwise a nice clean book, about Very Good- Condition. (AMR-45-45) (ID #34572) $750.00.
  22.  

     

     

     

     

     

  23. Perl, Gisella, Dr. I WAS A DOCTOR IN AUSCHWITZ [IN JACKET]. New York: International Universities Press, 1948. Original Publisher’s cloth in the scarce dust jacket. 12mo, 189 pages. 1st edition. The author was a doctor who, among other medical procedures, performed clandestine abortions to save pregnant women from extermination and experimentation at Auschwitz. Includes accounts of Dr. Josef Mengele's experiments on twins. Bound in the original brown cloth, stamped in black. Edelheit 3091: "Eyewitness testimony by a Rumanian Jewish doctor of her experiences in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. " Laska 1485: "A strong statement on medical perversities by an eye-witness physician. ". Jacket has a bit of edgewear to top of spine and rear panel, corners a touch bumped, otherwise Very Good copy in Very Good- jacket. Very nice copy of this important and scarce work. (HOLO2-117-71A) (ID #35107) $575.00.
  24.  

     

     

     

     

     

  25. Tollik, Janina. NIGDY WIECEJ! REPRODUKCJE OBRAZÓW JANINY TOLLIK; CZTERY LATA PRZEZYC OSWIECIMIA. Oswiecim; Panstwowe Muzeum, 1951. Original portfolio. 4to. [16] plates. 25x35 cm. First edition. Portfolio of 16 plates. 'Never Again! '; Reproductions of Paintings by Janiny Tollik, survivor of four years in Auschwitz; most of the plates are depictions from the women's camp. Each plate contains title in Polish, Russian, French, and English. Originally issued with introductiory pamphlet by Zygmunt Balicki; absent. The artist, Janina Tollik (1910-1994), an artist in the 30's; was arrested as a resistance member in 1941, and survived Auschwitz. In the years 1941-1945 she made many sketches of the prison and camp. After the war, she continued her studies in Brussels. A series of her paintings about Auschwitz was exhibited in Belgium, France and Luxembourg; after returning to Poland in 1949, she created the series 'Never Again' released in 1952 in the form of an album. Subjects: Panstwowe Muzeum w Oswiecimiu. Art - Holocaust – Janina Tollik. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light wear to edges of portfolio, minor foxing to two of the plates; introductory essay absent. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-113-51) (ID #33168) $1500.00.
  26.  

     

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

     

     

  27. Brewer, Joan Scherer; Lynn Davidman; Evelyn Gross Avery. SEX AND THE MODERN JEWISH WOMAN: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Fresh Meadows, N. Y.; Biblio Press, 1986. Original Wraps. 4to. 37, B1-B88 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Contains references to works published between 1960-1985 about Jewish women and sexuality, sexual attitudes and behaviors of American Jews, and sexual norms and attitudes within the Jewish tradition. Excludes works about Israeli women, spouse abuse, and pornography. Includes introductory essays and references arranged under thirteen topics, e. G, aging and sexuality. Miscellaneous addenda. Author index. Subjects: Sex - Religious aspects - Judaism - Bibliography. Jewish women - Sexual behavior - Bibliography. Women in Judaism - Bibliography. Judaism - Abstracts. Religion and Sex - Abstracts. Sexual Behavior - Abstracts. Women - psychology - Abstracts. Jewish women - Sexual behavior. Sex - Religious aspects - Judaism. Women in Judaism. Light shelf wear, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (WOMEN-1-31) (ID #35742) $30.00.
  28.  

     

     

     

     

     

  29. Cantor, Aviva. A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE JEWISH WOMAN: A COMPREHENSIVE AND ANNOTATED LISTING OF WORKS PUBLISHED, 1900-1978. Fresh Meadows, N. Y.; Biblio Press, 1979. Original Wraps. 4to. 53 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Groundbreaking work. Single sided mimeographed. Annotated bibliography on Jewish Women, covering anthologies, history/herstory, religious life and law, in the United States and Canada, in Israel, in the Holocaust and resistance, other countries, children's books, poetry, and reference works. “Aviva Cantor (born 1940) was a co-founder in 1968 of the Jewish Liberation in New York, a Socialist Zionist organization, and served as founding editor of its Jewish Liberation Journal. JLP was among the first Jewish groups to advocate the two-state solution (1968) …. In 1976, she initiated and co-founded Lilith, the independent Jewish Feminist quarterly magazine, which she served as co-founding editor through 1987, and for which she wrote regularly. …Cantor has written five alternative Passover ceremonies…the fifth one, The Egalitarian Hagada…. Is a gender- and generation-inclusive…. She compiled, edited and annotated several editions of The Jewish Woman, 1900-1985: A Bibliography…. Her children's book manuscript, Tamar's Cat: A Story of the Exodus, won first prize in the Sydney Taylor Children's Book Manuscript Contest” (Wikipedia, 2015). Subjects: Jewish women - Bibliography. Jewish women. Bibliography. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (WOMEN-1-32) (ID #35743) $100.00.
  30.  

     

     

     

     

     

  31. Cantor, Aviva; Ora Hamelsdorf. THE JEWISH WOMAN, 1900-1985: A BIBLIOGRAPHY. Fresh Meadows, N. Y.; Biblio Press, 1987. Original Wraps. 4to. IX, 193 pages. 28 cm. Second edition. Partially annotated by Aviva Cantor with 1983-1986 citations compiled by Ora Hamelsdorf; editorial coordinator: Doris B. Gold; editorial assistant: Judith Pearl. “This work includes an introductory essay evauating trends in writing about Jewish women and a bibliography. The bibliography is divided into two parts. Part I is a reprint of the first edition (1979) with supplements. Part II covers the years 1980-1986. More than 4, 000 items pertaining to such subjects asd Jewish women in history/herstory, Jewish women in religious life and law, Jewish women in the United States and Canada, Jewish women in Israel, Jewish women in other countries, Jewish women in the Holocaust and Resistance, and Jewish women in poetry are listed. The bibliography also lissts unpublished papers, recent women's conferences, studies and surveys, and bibliographies. It includes references to part I and II and an index to authors. ” - #861, Judaica Reference Sources, Second Edition, Cutter and Oppenheim. Subjects: Jewish women - Bibliography. Juives - Bibliographie. Jewish women. Institutional stamps and markings on outer edges and title page; pencilled notation on first endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-1-33) (ID #35744) $30.00.
  32.  

     

     

     

     

     

  33. Ichud Habonim. SISTERS OF EXILE: SOURCES ON THE JEWISH WOMAN. New York, N. Y.; Ichud Habonim Labor Zionist Youth, [197?]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 152 pages. 25 cm. Presumed first edition, no date. Collection of biographies, historical and literary selections, on Jewish women. Contents: Women in the Bible; Women in the Talmud; Sketches from Early History; Entering the Modern World (with selections from Bertha Meyer and Gluckel of Hamelin); Just Yesterday (selections from Pauline Wengeroff, H. N. Bialik, Hannah Senesh, Henrietta Szold, Zivia Lubetkin); Women in Palestine (Golda Meir, Dvora Dayan, Ada Maimon); Women in Kibbutz (Muki Tsur, Yonina Talmon, Yonah Golan); Women Today (Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, Andre Chouraqui, Judy Groner, Shulamit Aloni, Zina Smith Blau). Contains Sephardic folk songs, holocaust memoirs, Israeli feminist theory, 18th century Salons, etc. Subjects: Jewish women. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-9) (ID #35772) $30.00.
  34.  

     

     

     

     

     

  35. Kohut, Adolph. BERUEHMTE ISRAELITISCHE MAENNER UND FRAUEN IN DER KULTURGESCHI CHTE DER MENSCHHEIT. LEBENS- UND CHARAKTERBILDER AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART. EIN HANDBUCH FUER HAUS UND FAMILIE. 2 volumes (complete). Leipzig, A. H. Payne, 1901. 432 pages each Volume Shunami #2614 "Mit zahlreichen Portraets und sonstigen Illustrationen" Excellent resource. Ex-library. Edges rubbed. Volume II missing spine, inner-pages clean, overall very good conditon. (GER-41-27) (ID #31141) $200.00.
  36.  

     

     

     

     

     

  37. Kohut, Adolph. BERUEHMTE ISRAELITISCHE MAENNER UND FRAUEN IN DER KULTURGESCHI CHTE DER MENSCHHEIT. LEBENS- UND CHARAKTERBILDER AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART. EIN HANDBUCH FUER HAUS UND FAMILIE. (FIRST VOLUME ONLY). Leipzig, A. H. Payne, 1901. Cloth with gilt lettering. Shunami #2614 "Mit zahlreichen Portraets und sonstigen Illustrationen" Excellent resource. Corners bumped, otherwise very good condition. (GER-41-26) (ID #31140) $100.00.
  38.  

     

     

     

     

     

  39. Masnik, Ann S, compiler. Doris B. Gold, editor. THE JEWISH WOMAN: AN ANNOTATED SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1986-1993 (WITH 1994-1995 RECENT TITLES LIST). New York: Biblio Press, 1996. Paper; 4to. 171 pages. Cover illustration. Supplement to: The Jewish woman, 1900-1985, by Aviva Cantor. Includes indexes. SUBJECT (S): Jewish women -- Bibliography. Ex-library with minimal markings. Very good condition. (CT-10-1) (ID #14971) $25.00.
  40.  

     

     

     

     

     

  41. Shapiro, Ann R. JEWISH AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCEBOOK. Westport, Conn.; Greenwood Press, 1994. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 557 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “The volume is composed mainly of entries arranged alphabetically by writer. Many of these women have an indisputable place in the literary canon, while others are relative newcomers to the field. Still others are being rediscovered after years of neglect. The profiles provide a biography, bibliography, and survey of criticism for each author. Each also provides an analysis of the writer's work by a scholar in Jewish American literature, women's studies, or a related field. An introductory essay defines the scope of Jewish American women's literature, while a special chapter is devoted to writers of autobiographies who document the experience of Jewish women in America. ” - Publishers description. Contents: Mary Antin by Kristen Wasson; Ann Birstein by Ludger Brinker; E. M. Broner by Ann R. Shapiro; Rosellen Brown by Karen Wilkes Gainey; Hortense Calisher by Marcia Littenberg; Kim Chernin by Jerilyn Fisher; Andrea Dworkin by Meryl Schwartz; Edna Ferber by Daniel Walden; Rebecca Goldstein by Sylvia Barack Fishman; Allegra Goodman by C. Beth Burch; Joanne Greenberg by Barbara Lovenheim; Lillian Hellman by Bruce Henderson; Bette Howland by Babette Inglehart; Fannie Hurst by Carol Batker; Joyce Johnson by Blossom Kirschenbaum; Erica Jong by Bruce Henderson; Johanna Kaplan by Evelyn Avery; Ilona Karmel by Sara Horwitz; Shirley Kaufman by Devon Miller-Duggan; Irena Klepfisz by Ronit Lentin; Edith Konecky by Merla Wolk; Maxine Kumin by Deborah Lambert Brown; Emma Lazarus by Diane Lichtenstein; Rhoda Lerman by Claire Satlof; Karen Malpede by Cindy Rosenthal; Emily Mann by Ellen Schiff; Daphne Merkin by Carolyn A. Sofia; Robin Morgan by Elizabeth Q. Sullivan; Leslea Newman by Annie Dawid; Tillie Olsen by Kay Hoyle Nelson; Alicia Ostriker by Maeera Y. Shreiber; Cynthia Ozick by S. Lillian Kremer; Grace Paley by Victoria Aarons; Linda Pastan by Gerda Norvig; Marge Piercy by Jaye Berman Montresor; Francine Prose by Rena Potok; Nessa Rapoport by Sharon Deykin Baris; Tova Reich by Blossom Kirschenbaum; Adrienne Rich by Karen Alkalay-Gut; Anne Roiphe by Carolyn Hoyt; Norma Rosen by Suzanne Kligenstein; Muriel Rukeyser by Janet Kaufman; Susan Fromberg Schaeffer by Dorothy Bilik; Lynne Sharon Schwartz by Susan Meyer; Lore Segal by Adam Meyer; Jo Sinclair by Gay Wilentz; Tess Slesinger by Harvey Teres; Susan Sontag by Sherry Linkon; Bella Spewack by Elizabeth Drorbaugh; Gertrude Stein by Linda Wagner-Martin; Elizabeth Swados by Dorothy Chansky; Wendy Wasserstein by Iska Alter; Ruth Whitman by Miriyam Glazer; Emma Wolf by Barbara Cantalupo; Susan Yankowitz by Len Berkman; Anzia Yezierska by Tobe Levin; Helen Yglesias by Lewis Fried; Jewish American Women's Autobiography by Barbara Shollar. Subjects: American literature - Jewish authors - Bio-bibliography. Jewish women - United States - Intellectual life. Jewish authors - United States - Biography. Jewish women - United States - Biography. American literature - Women authors - Bio-bibliography. Judaism and literature - Dictionaries - United States. Women and literature - Dictionaries - United States. American literature - Jewish authors - Dictionaries. Women authors, American - Biography - Dictionaries. American literature - Women authors – Dictionaries. Institutional stamps on outer edges, backstrip, and title page. Otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-34) (ID #35745) $30.00.
  42.  

     

     

     

     

     

  43. Shemen, N. (Nachman). BATSIUNG TSU DER FROY: LOYT TANAKH, TALMUD, YAADES UN LITERATUR SHTUDYES [2 VOLUME SET]. Buenos Ayres; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut-Yivo, 1968-1969. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XX, 581; 673 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Argentiner YIVO-bibliotek; no. 30. Spanish title page: Enfoque de la mujer en el judai´smo; segu´n el Antiguo Testamento, Talmud, judaica y estudios literarios. English title page: Woman's place in law, letters and lore; based on biblical, talmudic, rabbinic and literary studies. Written by the orthodox Rabbi Nachman Shemen (1912-1993) Talmudic scholar, journalist and the author of more than 20 books; he was a cornerstone of the Toronto Orthodox community and executive director of the Orthodox division of the Canadian Jewish Congress. “When he was just over 17 years old, he received rabbinic ordination from the chief rabbi of Warsaw, Rabbi Eliezer Ezra Kershenbaum of Lublin and also from the famous scholar Rabbi Pinchas Eliezer Grosfershtand. In 1930, he came to Canada with his family and became a disciple of the world respected rabbinic authority and author, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart. In 1936, he married Toby (Rosenberg) and they have four children. Shortly after his arrival to Canada, Shemen embarked on a journalistic career with the Toronto Hebrew Journal, working with editors Avraham Reinwein (Rhinewine) and Shmuel Mayer Shapiro. Writing under seven pen names, the prolific writer’s works appeared in numerous Yiddish dailies, weeklies and periodicals throughout North America, Israel, Europe and South America. Among his numerous books are: Fascism in Europe; Jewish Attitude Toward the Non-Jew; Lublin, a best seller in Yiddish literature which received an award from the Canadian Jewish Congress; Jewish Attitudes Toward Labour, which received the Zvi Cassel award in Mexico; The Role of the Woman in Jewish Life; Literature and Lore, for which he was awarded the J. J. Segal Award in Montreal; and Sanctity of Jewish Family Life. For over 40 years, Shemen has served as director of the Kashruth Council and Rabbinical Vaad Hakashruth of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Toronto Jewish Congress. He is one of the founders of Congregation Torah V’Avoda and he is associated with the Eitz Chaim Schools where he taught for over 25 years. ” (Canadian Jewish News, 1989, “Toronto’s Rabbi Shemen adds to Jewish scholarship” by Cynthia Gasner). Subjects: Jewish women. Women (Jewish law) Women in the Bible. Women in rabbinical literature. First endpage torn out from both volumes, light soiling to cloth of volume two, otherwise, near fine. Very good + condition. (YID-16-29) (ID #30831) $75.00.
  44.  

     

     

     

     

     

  45. Walden, Daniel. JEWISH WOMEN WRITERS AND WOMEN IN JEWISH LITERATURE. Albany; State University Of New York Press, 1983. Original Hardback. 8vo. VI, 239 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Studies in American Jewish literature no. 3. Collection of essays on Jewish Women Writers and the depictions of Women in Jewish Literature. Essays on Abraham Cahan, Anna Margolin, four essays on Anzia Yezierska, Ludwig Lewisohn, Grace Paley, Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, two essays on Cynthia Ozick, two essays on Norma Rosen, Borges. Subjects: American literature - Jewish authors - History and criticism. American literature - Women authors. American literature - Jewish authors. Jewish women. Women authors, American. Women in literature. American literature - Jewish authors. American literature - Women authors. Literary Criticism. Hardback printing, light edge wear. Clena and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-30) (ID #35741) $30.00.
  46.  

     

     

     

     

     

  47. Association For The Social Scientific Study Of Jewry. WOMEN AND JUDAISM: A SELECT ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. New York; Garland, 1988. Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xxiv, 232 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Selective annotated bibliography, arranged alphabetically by author, lists 842 items pertaining to “woman’s life from ancient to modern times: women in religion, education and employment, marriage and family, politics and society. ” Includes monographs, journal articles, essays, and articles from collections largely published in the twentieth century in English, French, German, and Scandinavian languages. Subjects: Women in Judaism - Bibliography. Jewish women - Bibliography. Femmes dans le judaïsme - Bibliographie. Juives - Bibliographie. Penned writing around two entries, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (BIBLIOG-33-46) (ID #31951) $30.00.
  48.  

     

     

     

    BIOGRAPHY

     

     

  49. Efrat, Elisha. ורה קלן :‏ ‏חייה ומפעלה DEVORAH ḲALEN: ḤAYEHA U-MIFʻALAH. Jerusalem; Trustees Of The Deborah Kallen Fund By The Brandeis Centre, 1959. Original Wraps. 8vo. 95, XVIII pages. 24cm. First edition. In Hebrew with partial translation into English. Added title page: Deborah Kallen, her life and work. With 25 plates. Contains biography, recollections, appreciations, and reminiscences from teachers, parents, graduates, and pupils of famed progressive educator Deborah “Devora” Kallen; founder of the Parents Educational Association School in Jerusalem. Also contains a selection from Kallen's writings and correspondence. Subjects: Jews - Biography. Jewish women - Biography. Jews - Education - Biography. Kallen, Deborah, 1888-1957. OCLC lists 21 copies. Institutional stamps and markings on wraps, outer edges, title page, and endpage; light soiling to wraps. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-8) (ID #35771) $100.00.
  50.  

     

     

     

     

     

  51. Evans, Eli N.; John L Loeb, Jr. AN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ADELINE MOSES LOEB (1876-1953) AND HER EARLY AMERICAN JEWISH ANCESTORS. New York; Sons Of The Revolution In The State Of New York; Distributed By Syracuse University Press, 2009. Original Cloth. 4to. XXX, 350 pages. 27 cm. First edition. With approximately 50 full color and 50 black-and-white photographs, 6 maps, 11 family trees, bibliography. One folded genealogical table inserted in back pocket. “Eight generations of a prominent American Jewish family unfold in this captivating biography of Adeline Moses Loeb. Combining lively stories by family members with archival and genealogical research, this book is a glowing portrait of Adeline, the daughter of a successful banker, and the family that shaped her. Part one recounts Adeline’s early life in Alabama and St. Louis, Missouri, and her move to New York after she married Carl M. Loeb, founder of the legendary Wall Street firm of Loeb Rhoades. In part two, Adeline’s grandson, John L. Loeb, Jr, describes the family’s close relationship with the Sons of the Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution, as well as many national exhibits of early Jewish life sponsored by the Loeb family and the enthusiastic public response. Finally, in part three, historian Judith Endelman chronicles the lineage of the Moses family dating back to the 1600s. ” - Publishers description. Subjects: Jews - United States - Biography. Loeb, Adeline Moses, 1876-1953. Loeb family. Clean and fresh in great jacket. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-13) (ID #35724) $30.00.
  52.  

     

     

     

     

     

  53. Fleischer, Nat. RECKLESS LADY; THE LIFE STORY OF ADAH ISAACS MENKEN. New York; Press Of C. J. O'Brien, 1941. Original Wraps. 8vo. 36 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Biography of Adah Isaacs Menken (1835–1868) written by noted American boxing writer Nathaniel Stanley Fleischer. Contains six black and white photographic plates. Adah Menken was a “U. S. Actress, known mainly for her flamboyant way of life. The first of her four husbands was a musician, Alexander Isaac Menken, whose name she kept after he divorced her. Her stage career began in 1856 in New Orleans... The first American actress to wear flesh-colored tights, she made her most spectacular appearance in the play Mazeppa (adapted from Byron's poem) in which she rode up a steep ramp strapped to a fiery horse. She mixed in the circle of American literary bohemians that included Walt Whitman, Bret Harte, and Mark Twain. In London in 1864 her Mazeppa angered the press, but she won the literati with her poems. Dickens, Charles Reade, and Rossetti were her friends. Swinburne described her as the world's delight and claimed she was his mistress. She enjoyed triumph in Paris in 1866, won over Gautier and George Sand, and became the mistress of the elder Dumas. Though she invented fanciful accounts of her origin, which was obscure, she took a militant pride in her Jewishness. In 1857 she led a protest against the exclusion of Jews from the House of Commons. She never performed on the Day of Atonement and kept a Hebrew Bible under her pillow. Her two books of poems, Memoirs (1856) and Infelicia (1868), teem with biblical allusions. She died in Paris, and Baron Lionel de Rothschild erected a memorial on her grave in Montparnasse. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Menken, Adah Isaacs, 1835-1868. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-7) (ID #35770) $125.00.
  54.  

     

     

     

     

     

  55. Levinson, Maurice. THE WOMAN FROM BESSARABIA. London: Secker & Warburg, 1964. 8vo. 221 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – England – biography. Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (ComHist-12-20) (ID #20154) $30.00.
  56.  

     

     

     

     

     

  57. Shapiro, Malkah. THE REBBE’S DAUGHTER: MEMOIR OF A HASIDIC CHILDHOOD. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 2002. Hardcover, 8vo, xlviii, 253 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. 1st Edition. The memoir of an eleven year old girl awakening to physical maturity, religious consciousness and an intense curiosity about the mysteries of hasidic spirituality and Kabbalah. It is a rare window into the world of a hasidic girl in pre-World War I Eastern Europe. SUBJECT (S): Jewish girls -- Poland -- Kozienice -- Biography. Hasidim -- Poland -- Kozienice -- Biography. Chassidismus. Shapiro, Malkah, b. 1895 -- Childhood and youth. Shapiro, Malkah, b. 1895 -- Family. Hapstein family. Kozienice (Poland) -- Biography. Juden. Kozienice. Includes bibliographical references on page 193-246 and index. In dustjacket. Lightly bumped cover corners. Very good condition. (Hasid-2-1) (ID #27450) $30.00.
  58.  

     

     

     

     

     

  59. Simon, Rachel. RECORDS AND REFLECTIONS, SELECTED FROM HER WRITINGS DURING HALF A CENTURY (APRIL 3RD, 1840, TO APRIL 3RD, 1890). London; Wertheimer, Lea, 1894. Original Cloth. 12mo. XI, 130 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Diary entries of Lady Rachel Simon “English authoress; born in London Aug. 1, 1823; died there July 7, 1899; daughter of Simeon K. Salaman and Alice Cowen. She grew up amid the intellectual and refined surroundings of a home which was the rendezvous of many distinguished people. On July 12, 1843, she was married to John Simon, LL. B. A woman of striking individuality, Lady Simon kept from her seventeenth year a diary of 'Records and Reflections, ' from which she, in 1893, published a selection covering a period of fifty years, from 1840 to 1890. She wrote also a work on the Psalms, entitled 'Beside the Still Waters. ' - 1906 JE. Subjects: Judaism. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light wear to cloth; institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-9) xx (ID #35720) $50.00.
  60.  

     

     

     

     

     

  61. Zirndorf, Henry. SOME JEWISH WOMEN. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1892. viii, 280 pages. Translated from the German. Preface, index, bibliography of the author's works, and advertisements for other publications of the Society. "A series of sketches originally published in German in the Deborah." Contents: I: THE APOCRYPHA includes Judith, and The Mother Of The Seven Martyrs. II: THE GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD includes Queen Salome Alexandra, Marianne, The Hosmonean; Helena, Queen and Proselyte; Berenice. Section III: THE TALMUDIC AGE includes Martha, Daughter of Boethus; Ima Shalom; Rachel, Rabbi Akiba's Wife; Beruria; Rabbi Meir's Pupil; Rabbi Ishmael's Mother; Rabbi Judah's Maid-Servant; The Married Couple of Sidon; A Group of Xanthippes; Jalta; Abaji's Foster-Mother; The Two Chomas; Weasel and Well as Witnesses; and a Conclusion. Zirndorf was a German poet and rabbinical scholar. Singerman 4459. SUBJECT (S): Jewish women. Cover shows signs of wear, especially along spine. Internal pages are nice and clean; very good condition. (AMR-37-6). (ID #26895) $30.00.
  62.  

     

    ANNE FRANK

     

     

  63. Frank, Anne. ANNE FRANK: DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL. West Hatfield, Mass.; Pennyroyal Press with Jewish Heritage Publishing, 1985. Full Morocco. Folio. [196] pages. 35 x 23 cm. Two volumes housed in linen slipcase. Het Achterhuis, the Diary of Anne Frank, with illustrations, deluxe letterpress printed edition. One of 350 numbered copies, signed by Joseph Goldyne and Barry Moser. Gray morocco by Ellenport of Boston, stamped in blind, with quarter gray morocco and linen matching chemise for the tissued plates, slipcased. 14 x 9 inches (35 x 23 cm); text volume unpaginated (with ten plates), the chemise with ten pencil signed plates. Goldyne's work comprises etching, aquatint and roulette. Anne Frank’s Diary, appearing first in Dutch as “HET ACHTERHUIS: DAGBOEKBRIEVEN 12 JUNI 1942-1 AUGUSTUS 1944” and later in English as “The Diary of a Young Girl,” is a work which continues to hold its place at the top of many literary lists: the most famous diary of modern times, the most famous work by a teenager, most famous work on the Holocaust, most famous 20th Century work by a Jew, etc…. Primo Levi suggested that Anne Frank is frequently identified as a single representative of the millions of people who suffered and died as she did because "One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live." Otto Frank, Anne’s father spent the remainder of his life after publication of the Diary as custodian of his daughter's legacy, saying, "It's a strange role. In the normal family relationship, it is the child of the famous parent who has the honor and the burden of continuing the task. In my case the role is reversed." He recalled his publisher's explaining why he thought the diary has been so widely read, with the comment, "he said that the diary encompasses so many areas of life that each reader can find something that moves him personally." Simon Wiesenthal expressed a similar sentiment when he said that the diary had raised more widespread awareness of the Holocaust than had been achieved during the Nuremberg Trials, because "people identified with this child. This was the impact of the Holocaust, this was a family like my family, like your family and so you could understand this" (Wikipedia, 2012). This edition comprised a commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the death of Anne Frank. This title has sold at auction in 2007, 2009, & 2011 for over USD 1550. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Jews. Frank, Anne, 1929-1945. Netherlands - History - German occupation, 1940-1945. Near Fine Condition. Beautiful and Powerful. (HOLO2-105-48) (ID #30888) $1300.00.
  64.  

     

     

     

     

     

  65. Frank, Anne. HET ACHTERHUIS. DAGBOEKBRIEVEN 12 JUNI 1942 - 1 AUGUSTUS 1944. Uitgeverij Contact, Amsterdam, 1948. Original publisher’s boards, 12mo, ix 252 pages. First Edition, 3rd printing, of The Diary of a Young Girl, from the year after the first printing. This is a book which continues to hold its place at the top of many literary lists: the most famous diary of modern times, the most famous work by a teenager, most famous work on the Holocaust, most famous 20th Century work by a Jew. Primo Levi suggested that Anne Frank is frequently identified as a single representative of the millions of people who suffered and died as she did because "One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows. Perhaps it is better that way; if we were capable of taking in all the suffering of all those people, we would not be able to live. " Otto Frank, Anne’s father spent the remainder of his life after publication of the Diary as custodian of his daughter's legacy, saying, "It's a strange role. In the normal family relationship, it is the child of the famous parent who has the honor and the burden of continuing the task. In my case the role is reversed. " He recalled his publisher's explaining why he thought the diary has been so widely read, with the comment, "he said that the diary encompasses so many areas of life that each reader can find something that moves him personally. " Simon Wiesenthal expressed a similar sentiment when he said that the diary had raised more widespread awareness of the Holocaust than had been achieved during the Nuremberg Trials, because "people identified with this child. This was the impact of the Holocaust, this was a family like my family, like your family and so you could understand this" (Wikipedia, 2012). Wear and discoloring to spine, but not bad, Good Condition. (r-1-4A) (ID #34150) $300.00.
  66.  

     

    LILY MONTAGU

     

     

  67. Montagu, Lilian Helen. LETTERS TO ANNE & PETER [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. London; Mamelok Press, 1944. Original Cloth. 12mo. IX, 137 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Inscribed by Lily Montagu in pen on ffe. Addressed to Jewish parents and their children; stories from the Torah written for a young audience. Written by Lilian Helen Montagu (1873–1963), a “social worker, magistrate in the London juvenile courts, suffragist, writer, religious organizer, and spiritual leader. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Bible stories, English. OCLC lists 10 copies. Institutional stamp on first endpage, light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-6) (ID #35717) $30.00.
  68.  

     

     

     

     

     

  69. Umansky, Ellen M. LILY MONTAGU AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF LIBERAL JUDAISM: FROM VISION TO VOCATION. New York; E. Mellen Press, 1983. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 283 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Based on author's doctoral thesis “To date, this remains the only book-length critical study of Lily Montagu as religious organizer, leader and thinker. Following an introduction that clarifies the book’s historiographical assumptions and relationship to other studies of Anglo-Jewry, it traces the historical, religious, and intellectual settings in which Montagu rose to prominence; her family background, early achievements as author and pioneer in the British club movement; and the spiritual awakening that led her to devote her life to the Liberal Jewish cause. Including lengthy discussion of her role in the Liberal Jewish movement’s organization and development, it ends with an assessment of Montagu’s historical significance. ” - Jewish Women's Archive. Subjects: Reform Judaism - Great Britain. Jews - Great Britain - Biography. Jews. Reform Judaism. Montagu, Lilian Helen, 1873-1963. Light wear to cloth. Institutional stamps on endpages and title page, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-7) (ID #35718) $30.00.
  70.  

     

    REBECCA GRATZ

     

     

  71. [Gratz, Rebecca] Gratz, Joseph. 1840 BANK CHECK SIGNED BY JEWISH PHILANTHROPIST JOSEPH GRATZ, BROTHER OF REBECCA GRATZ. 1840. Original manuscript bank check, typlical of period. Drawn on the “Otsego County Bank, Cooperston [NY], Jan 4 1840.” For 252.24 “Cashin [?] of the Mechs. & Farming Bank Albany. Pay to Joseph Gratz or order Two Hundres and Fifty Two 24/100 Dollars. [Signed] H [?] Scott, Cash. ” On the reverse side, it is boldly signed, “Jo Gratz” and then other endorsers as the check is passed down the line. Interestingly, Gratzburg is the original Name of Cooperstown, NY. And though the story now seems more legend than fact, The Mills Commission concluded in 1907 that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown, New York in 1839, just a year before this check was written there. Rebecca Gratz (1781 - 1869) was a “preeminent Jewish American educator and philanthropist. ” Her parents “were observant Jews and active members of Philadelphia’s first synagogue, Mikveh Israel. ” In 1801, at the age of 20, Rebecca “helped establish the Female Association for the Relief of Women and Children in Reduced Circumstances, which helped women whose families were suffering after the American Revolutionary War. In 1815, after seeing the need for an institution for orphans in Philadelphia, she was among those instrumental in founding the Philadelphia Orphan Asylum…. Under Gratz' auspices, a ‘Hebrew Sunday School’ was started in 1838. Gratz became both its superintendent and president, and assisted in developing its curriculum, resigning in 1864. Gratz was also one of the founding members of the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society, around November 1819. In 1850, she advocated in The Occident, over the signature A Daughter of Israel, for the foundation of a Jewish foster home. Her advocacy was largely instrumental in the establishment of such a home in 1855…. Gratz is said to have been the model of Rebecca, the daughter of the Jewish merchant Isaac of York, who is the heroine in the novel Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott” (Wikipedia, 2015) Her brother, Joseph was secretary of the Congregation Mickveh Israel for many years and a director of the Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb (JE, 1906). A few period pinhole cancellations, as is typical for this kind of item, old creases, but very good condition, nice and clean with no flaws. Interesting artifact from a leading early American Jewish family. (women-4-7) (ID #35820) $75.00.
  72.  

     

    EMMA GOLDMAN

     

     

  73. Goldman, Emma, Alexander Berkman; Harry Weinberger. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. OCTOBER TERM, 1917. EMMA GOLDMAN AND ALEXANDER BERKMAN, PLAINTIFFS-IN-ERROR, AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, DEFENDANT-IN-ERROR. NO. 702: BRIEF ON BEHALF OF THE PLAINTIFFS-IN-ERROR. New York; Weinberger,, 1917. Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 109 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Harry Weinberger, attorney for the plaintiffs-in-error. Actively opposed to the first world war, Goldman and Berkman were arrested in July, 1917, and charged with conspiring against the draft. This document encompasses a legal brief calling for the charges to be dropped. Goldman and Berkman defended themselves in the trial however; though they did take up similar points of defense as that laid out by Weinberger in this self-published book. Weinberger (1888-1944) was the son of Hungarian immigrants. He obtained his law degree studying nights at New York University Law School while he worked during the day as a stenographer. He was admitted to the bar in 1908. A staunch believer in civil liberties, Weinberger defended many aliens, immigrants, anarchists, and other radicals, including Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, whom he believed had been deprived of their rights. He also developed an expertise in copyright law, representing many writers, including Eugene O'Neill. Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 - Draft resisters - United States. Trials (Conspiracy) - United States. Draft - United States. Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940, plaintiff in error -- Trials, litigation, etc. Berkman, Alexander, 1870-1936, plaintiff in error - Trials, litigation, etc. OCLC lists 19 copies. Wraps rebacked with tape, light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-15) (ID #32081) $650.00.
  74.  

     

     

     

     

     

  75. Goldman, Emma. THE SOCIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MODERN DRAMA. Boston; R. G. Badger, 1914. Original Cloth in scarce original dust jacket. First edition. 8vo. 315 pages. 19 cm. Study of several major and a few minor dramatists by Emma Goldman (1869–1940), U. S. Writer and lecturer, leading advocate of anarchism in the United States. Contents: The Scandinavian drama. Henrik Ibsen; August Strindberg - The German drama. Hermann Sudermann; Gerhart Hauptmann; Frank Wedekind - The French drama. Maurice Maeterlinck; Edmond Rostand; Brieux - The English drama. George Bernard Shaw; John Galsworthy; Stanley Houghton; Githa Sowerby - The Irish drama. William Butler Yeats; Lenox Robinson; T. G. Murray - The Russian drama. Leo Tolstoy; Anton Tchekhof; Maxim Gorki; Leonid Andreyev. With frontispiece portrait of the author. Subjects: Drama - Social aspects. European drama - History and criticism. Drama - History and criticism. Drama - Political aspects. Very clean and fresh, in lightly soiled jacket, previous owners name in pencil on endpage. Very good condition in good jacket. (WOMEN-2-12) (ID #35775) $225.00.
  76.  

     

    EMMA LAZARUS

     

     

  77. Lazarus, Emma. ADMETUS AND OTHER POEMS. New York; Published By Hurd And Houghton, Riverside Press, 1871. Original cloth. 8vo. VI, [2], 229, [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. Singerman 2284. “Emma Lazarus dedicated Admetus and Other Poems, her second book of poems, which appeared in the twenty-second year of her life, ‘To my friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson, ’ who had encouraged her poetic career. The volume contains perhaps her earliest poem on a Jewish subject, ‘In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport, ’ written in July 1867, when she was not yet eighteen. ” (From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, 1991). Translations on pages [195]-229, [1], of Giacomo Leopardi, Goethe, and Heine. Bound in publishers red cloth boards, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Emma Lazarus – Poems. American poetry - Translations from German. German poetry - Translations into English. Head and tail of backstrip torn at outermost edge, light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-12) (ID #32078) $350.00.
  78.  

     

     

     

     

     

  79. Lazarus, Emma. SONGS OF A SEMITE: THE DANCE TO DEATH, AND OTHER POEMS. New York; Office Of "the American Hebrew", 1882. Later boards. 8vo. 80 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Singerman 3081. "The dance to death; a historical tragedy in five acts, " with special title page: 2 p. 1, [5]-48 p. “Songs of a Semite was published by the American Hebrew. The title, as well as many of the poems in the collection, publicly proclaimed Lazarus's identity as a Jewish poet. In that role, Lazarus battled against both anti-Semitic non-Jews and complacent Jews. In ‘The Banner of the Jew, ’ she urged ‘Israel’ to ‘Recall today / The glorious Maccabean rage, ’ and she reminded readers that ‘With Moses's law and David's lyre’ Israel's ‘ancient strength remains unbent. ’ And in The Dance to Death, a poetic dramatization of Richard Reinhard's 1877 prose narrative Der Tanz zum Tode, Lazarus celebrated the courage and faith of the Jews who were condemned to die in Nordhausen, Germany, in 1349 for allegedly causing the plague. The Dance to Death was dedicated to George Eliot, ‘who did most among the artists of our day towards elevating and ennobling the spirit of Jewish nationality’ with her novel Daniel Deronda. ” (Jewish Women in America, 1997). Bound in later boards. Subjects: Poetry. Tragedies. Emma Lazarus. Soiling, edge repaired, to original title page. Otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition, better than usually found. (KH-1-13) (ID #32079) $200.00. xx
  80.  

     

     

     

     

     

  81. Angoff, Charles. EMMA LAZARUS, POET, JEWISH ACTIVIST, PIONEER ZIONIST. New York; Jewish Historical Society Of New York, 1979. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages. 23 cm. Printed in brown ink on cream paper, with illustrated wraps. Contains the lecture delivered by Charles Angoff to commemorate the poem “The New Colossus” at the base of the Statue of Liberty in 1978, which affords extensive documentation of the literary biography and political activism of Emma Lazarus, one of the first renowned Jewish writers in American literary history. Includes facsimile copy of the manuscript of “New Colossus” as well portrait of Emma Lazarus; with frontispiece dedication to Charles Angoff and his portrait as well, who “did not live to see this publication in print. ” Emma Lazarus (1849–1887), “U. S. Poet, essayist, and activist. Lazarus was born in New York on July 22, 1849, to Moses Lazarus, a wealthy industrialist of Sephardi heritage, and his wife Esther Nathan Lazarus of Ashkenazi background. Both sides of her family had been in America since the Revolution. Lazarus, who was educated at home by private tutors, was originally attracted to classical and romantic art and literature. During the course of her career, she struck up tutelary relationships with important male writers, especially Ralph Waldo Emerson, and including Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Henry James. Her early works included Poems and Translations: Written Between the Ages of Fourteen and Sixteen, published privately by her father in 1867, a novel Alide: An Episode of Goethe's Life (1874), and a historical tragedy, The Spagnoletto (1876), as well as a translation of poems by Heinrich Heine, accompanied by a biographical study. By the time she wrote her best-known poem, ‘The New Colossus’ (1883), a hymn to America, the ‘Mother of Exiles, ’ she had repudiated the glorification of male conquering power, aestheticism, and empty ceremony and asserted instead the power of womanhood, the comfort of motherhood, and the Hebraic prophetic values of compassion and consolation. Lazarus began her return to Jewish tradition in the late 1870s, studying Hebrew and reading Graetz's History of the Jews and George Eliot's novel Daniel Deronda, with its plea for a Jewish national revival. Lazarus began to publish translations of the medieval Spanish-Jewish poets, Judah Halevi, Solomon ibn Gabirol, and others. The Russian pogroms of 1881 and the May Laws of 1882 fired both her social consciousness and her poetic imagination, prompting a series of essays in American journals, especially in Century Magazine (May 1882), where she replied to an antisemitic article by a Russian journalist, Madame Z. Ragozin. ‘The Dance Unto Death, ’ a verse tragedy about the burning of the Jews of Nordhausen during the Black Death appeared in Songs of a Semite (1882), dedicated to George Eliot, ‘the illustrious writer who did most among the artists of our day towards elevating and ennobling the spirit of Jewish Nationality. ’ Lazarus's series of 14 essays, ironically entitled ‘Epistle to the Hebrews, ’ written from November 1882 to February 1883, were intended to ‘bring before the Jewish public… facts and critical observations… to arouse a more logical and intelligent estimate of the duties of the hour. ’ Lazarus also involved herself in the practical work of helping new immigrants adjust to America, founding the Hebrew Technical Institute for Vocational Training. In 1883 she sailed to London, armed with letters of introduction from Henry James to well-placed people in England, Jews and non-Jews, who might help her in her effort towards the establishment of a Jewish national home-land. A decade before Theodore Herzl launched the Zionist movement, Lazarus argued in poetry and prose for Palestine as a safe haven for oppressed Jews everywhere. Lazarus, who never married, died of cancer at the age of 38. After her death, her sister, Josephine Lazarus, prohibited the inclusion of ‘anything Jewish’ in the collected edition of her works that appeared in 1889. ‘The New Colossus, ’ with its famous image of ‘huddled masses yearning to breathe free, ’ was engraved on a memorial plaque and affixed to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903.” (EJ 2007) Publications of the Jewish Historical Society of New York; number 3. Subjects: Poets, American - 19th century - Biography. Women social reformers - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Social reformers - United States - Biography. Zionists - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887. New York (N. Y.) - Biography. Fine condition. (AMR-43-3) x+ (ID #30741) $30.00.
  82.  

     

     

     

     

     

  83. Lazarus, Emma. edited by Morris U. Schappes. THE LETTERS OF EMMA LAZARUS, 1868-1885 [INSCRIBED BY EDITOR]. New York; New York Public Library, 1949. Original Cloth. 4to. 68, [2] pages. 26 cm. First separate edition. "Reprinted with additions and corrections from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library of July-September 1949." Edited with an introduction by Morris U. Schappes. Contains one facsimile, and frontispiece portrait of Emma Lazarus. Contains 73 annotated letters from the correspondence of Emma Lazarus. Author inscribed by the editor, Morris Schappes to Dr. Joshua Bloch. Subjects: Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887. Jewish women - United States. Jewish women. Poets, American. Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887 - Correspondence. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light edge wear, very clean and fresh. Very good condition. Seldom seen in the trade. (WOMEN-1-12) xx (ID #35723) $200.00.
  84.  

     

     

     

     

     

  85. Max Helfman; Emma Lazarus. THE LADY WITH THE LAMP: FOR SOLO AND MIXED VOICES: S.A.T.B. New York; Transcontinental Music Publications, 1954. Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 27 cm. First edition. "From the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. " Words by Emma Lazarus. Transcontinental choral library; No. 110. Copyright 1950. Max Helfman (1901–1963) “A composer of wide-ranging interests and abilities, Max Helfman directed the Brandeis-Bardin Institute for seventeen years, and composed for–and participated in–socialist-oriented Yiddish worker's choruses, the synagogue, and pro-Zionist causes and organizations. ” (Milken Archive) Subjects: Songs, Jewish - United States. Statue of Liberty (New York, N. Y.) - Songs and music. OCLC lists 7 copies. Wraps bumped, three hole punch along edge, previously repaired with tape, otherwise clean. Good condition. (MUSIC-3-50) Xxxx (ID #33293) $75.00.
  86.  

     

    MOLLY PICON

     

     

  87. Academy Cinema. MOLLY PICON IN HER GREAT ALL JEWISH MUSICAL FILM [YIDDLE WITH HIS FIDDLE = YIDL MITN FIDL]. [London], Academy Cinema, [Late 1930s]. Original Pamphlet. 12mo. 4 pages. 18 cm. Parallel text in English and Yiddish. Flyer for a run of Yiddish musical comedy “Yiddle with his Fiddle” starring Molly Picon at the Academy Cinema in London. Billed as, “The greatest Jewish Talkie ever produced” the film follows the story of an impoverished man, Arye (Simche Fostel), and his daughter Itke (Molly Picon), who decide to become traveling klezmorim. Because her father is concerned about the misfortunes that can befall a young woman, Itke disguises herself as a man and calls herself Yidl. Very scarce, none listed on OCLC. Bright and Clean. Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-101-32) (ID #30357) $125.00.
  88.  

     

     

     

  89. Rumshinsky, Joseph. JOSEPH RUMSHINSKY ALBUM; SONGS FOR VOICE AND PIANO AS INTRODUCED BY THE INIMITABLE MOLLY PICON AND OTHER ARTISTS OF STAGE AND RADIO FAME. New York; Metro Music Co, 1938. Original Wraps. 4to. 57 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Yiddish, transliterated Yiddish, and English. Fourteen Songs for voice and piano “as introduced by the inimitable Molly Picon and other artists of stage and radio fame. ” Joseph Rumshinsky (1881–1956), “one of Second Avenue's 'big four' composers and sought to transform American Yiddish theater into a more opera-like genre. … No consideration of Rumshinsky’s career can bypass his mutually fruitful association for more than thirty years with the adored American-born comedic actress, singer, comedienne, film star, and writer of many of her own songs for the Yiddish stage, Molly Picon [Margaret Pyckoon] (1898–1992), for whom he wrote many scores. ” - Milken Archive. Subjects: Jews - Music. Songs, Yiddish. Jews. Songs, Yiddish - United States. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light edge wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-20) (ID #35784) $75.00.
  90.  

     

     

     

     

     

  91. Molly Picon; Ellstein, Abraham. I SING = IKH ZING. New York; Metro Music Co, 1939. Original Wraps. 4to. 5, [1] pages. 30 cm. First edition. Lyrics in Yiddish and romanized Yiddish. On cover: portraits of Molly Picon, Edmund Zayenda, and Abraham Ellstein. Music by Abraham Ellstein; lyrics by Molly Picon. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish. Picon, Molly. Zayenda, Edmund. Ellstein, Abraham, 1907-1963. OCLC lists 4 copies (HUC, NYPL, Florida, Harvard). Light wear to wraps; institutional stamps on verso, previous owners marker notes between the lines. Otherwise clean. Good- condition. (WOMEN-2-25) (ID #35789) $75.00.
  92.  

     

     

     

     

     

  93. Molly Picon; Ellstein, Abraham;. ABI GEZUNT: KEN MEN GLIKLACH SAIN. New York; Metro Music, 1939. Original Wraps. 4to. 5, [1] pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Yiddish; also printed as text in Yiddish (p. [2]). "As sung by Molly Picon". "Joseph Green & Benjamin J. Weinberg present... Molly Picon in the sphinx film production "Mamele". Subjects: Musicals - Excerpts - Vocal scores with piano. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 8 copies. Institutional stamps on pen marks on verso, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-26) xx (ID #35790) $75.00.
  94.  

     

     

     

     

     

  95. Molly Picon; Ellstein, Abraham; Eva Franklin. TIEF VI DI NAKHT =DEEP AS THE NIGHT. New York; Metro Music, 1939. Original Wraps. 4to. 5, [1] pages. 31 cm. First edition. Words in romanized Yiddish and English; also printed as text in Yiddish and English on back cover. For Voice and Piano. Words and music by Abe Ellstein; as sung by the inimitable Molly Picon; English version by Eva Franklin. Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 4 copies (JTSA, Florida, Harvard, Natl Libr Israel). Institutional stamps on verso, light wear and ageing. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-24) xx (ID #35788) $75.00.
  96.  

     

     

     

     

     

    HENRIETTA SZOLD

     

     

  97. Geller, L. D. THE HENRIETTA SZOLD PAPERS IN THE HADASSAH ARCHIVES, 1875-1965. New York; Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America, 1982. Original Wraps. 4to. 54 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Detailed finding aid of the Henrietta Szold papers housed in the Hadassah Archives; with biography, scope and content note, and catalog of items across 35 boxes of materials. Subjects: Zionism - History - Sources - Manuscripts - Catalogs. Manuscripts - New York (State) - New York - Catalogs. Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 - Manuscripts - Catalogs. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America - Archives - Catalogs. Wraps worn, pen writing on outer edge, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-2) (ID #35765) $35.00.
  98.  

     

     

     

     

     

  99. Jewish Theological Seminary Of America; National Broadcasting Company. THE ETERNAL LIGHT BROADCAST. CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT, “HENRIETTA SZOLD”, BROADCAST APRIL 22, 1945. New York; Antin Press, Inc, 1945. Original Wraps. 8vo. 12 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Transcript of a Radio Broadcast – The Eternal Light. Weekly Broadcast. Contains the Broadcast for April 22, 1945, about the life of Henrietta Szold. Broadcast begins with a Kaddish for the recently passed Szold. Written by Morton Wishengrad, with Isabel Mersen in the speaking role as Henrietta Szold. Presented as a public service by the National Broadcasting Company. Programs Prepared by the Jewish Theological Seminary of American, 3080 Broadway, New York. Copyright 1945, Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Subjects: Jews - History - Drama. Jews - Drama. Jews. Drama. History. Radio Broadcast – Eternal Light. Radio Broadcast – Henrietta Szold. JTSA – NBC – Radio Broadcast – 1945. OCLC lists 3 copies (Harvard, Clark, JTSA). Edge wear, with tears to edges of wraps; internally clean. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-16) (ID #35727) $50.00.
  100.  

     

     

     

     

     

  101. Jewish Theological Seminary; Baltimore Hebrew College and Teachers Training School. HENRIETTA SZOLD, 1860-1945, BIOGRAPHICAL EXHIBIT PRESENTED AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 8, 1961. [New York; Jewish Theological Seminary, Jewish Museum], 1961. Later wraps. 4to. [5] pages. 28 cm. 1st edition. Exhibit publication. Henrietta Szold biographical exhibit presented at the Jewish Museum of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, February 15 – March 8, 1961, Courtesy of the Baltimore Hebrew College and Teachers Training School. Exhibit commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Henrietta Szold; contains photographs, books, original documents, manuscripts, personal mementos and letters. Contains a list of 46 items on exhibit, with description, organized accroding to: Rabbi Benjamin Szold (Fatheer of Henrietta Szold); Family Mementos, Letters and Photographs; Documents of Henrietta Szold's Activities (1878-1909); Journey to Israel (then Palestine); 1913-1945. Subjects: Henrietta Szold – Biographical Exhibit – Jewish Museum – 1961. None on OCLC. Institutional stamp on later wraps and title page; light wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Surprisingly scarce. (WOMEN-1-19) (ID #35730) $125.00.
  102.  

     

     

     

     

     

  103. Levin, Alexandra Lee. HENRIETTA SZOLD, BALTIMOREAN. Baltimore; Jewish Historical Society Of Maryland, 1976. Original Wraps. 8vo. 20 pages. 22 cm. edition. "A Bicentennial publication of The Jewish Historical Society of Maryland. " Biography of the life of Henrietta Szold, showcasing her work as a teacher and lead citizen in social work in her home city of Baltimore. Subjects: Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945. OCLC lists 9 copies. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (WOMEN-1-17) (ID #35728) $30.00.
  104.  

     

     

     

     

     

  105. Freund, Miriam K. "MAKE MY EYES LOOK TO THE FUTURE": HENRIETTA SZOLD CENTENNIAL ADDRESS. New York: American Jewish Historical Society, 1960. Softcover, 14 pages, illustrated, 8vo, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Women, Jewish. Women -- Societies and clubs. Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945. Named Corp: Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America. Note(s): Cover title. Original issued in series: Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society; v. 49, no. 3. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Waterloo). Good condition. (mx-32-20) (ID #23919) $40.00.
  106.  

     

     

     

     

     

  107. Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America, New York Chapter. HADASSAH HIGHLIGHTS … THIS ISSUE DEDICATED TO OUR FOUNDER HENRIETTA SZOLD. New York; New York Chapter Of Hadassah, 1945. Original Wraps. 8vo. 7, [4], [1] pages. 25 cm. First edition. April, 1945 issue of Hadassah Highlights, Issued by the New York Chapter of Hadassah, 1860 Broadway, New York City. This issue is dedicated to the life of Henrietta Szold (December 31, 1860 – February 13, 1945), with her portrait on front wraps. Contains announcements for group events, campaigns, news, and four page center list of “Hadassah's New members – February, 1945.” Subjects: Hadassah Highlights – New York Chapter – Serial publication. Henrietta Szold – In Memoriam – Hadassah. Jews - Societies, etc. - New York (State) - Periodicals. Jews - Charities - Periodicals. Women - Societies and clubs - Periodicals. None listed on OCLC. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-41) (ID #35808) $100.00.
  108.  

     

     

     

     

     

  109. Szold, Henrietta. [ENVELOPE] FOR HENRIETTA SZOLD, JEWISH AGENCY ALIYAH BUREAU. Tashkent, USSR – Jerusalem, Palestine, 1944. Original Mail Envelope. 9.5 x 14 cm. Russian and English. Envelope (internal letter absent) addressed to Henrietta Szold of the Jewish Agency Aliyah Bureau, sent from Tashkent (Tachkent), U. S. S. R. Registered in Jerusalem 15th July, 1944. Contains Russian and English registered mail stamps, as well as Russian censor pass (pasted over side of letter after opening and inspection). Szold was the Head of the Youth Aliyah and founder of Hadassah. Subjects: Henrietta Szold – Youth Aliyah – Tashkent – USSR – Jewish Refugees – World War II. Ephemera – Henrietta Szold – Jewish Agency, Aliyah Bureau. Enveloped soiled, torn at edge where opened, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-15) (ID #35726) $50.00.
  110.  

     

    HADASSAH

     

     

     

     

  111. Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America. HADASSAH IN AMERICA AND IN PALESTINE 1912-1915. New York: Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America, 1915. 1st edition. Original paper Wrappers, 12mo, 38 pages. Includes frontispiece; 17 cm. SUBJECT (S): Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Penn, NLI). Spine repaired, tight gutter margin, institutional stamps on cover, otherwise Good Condition. (Women-4-1) (ID #35813) $300.00.
  112.  

     

     

     

     

  113. Geller, L. D. THE ALICE L. SELIGSBERG-ROSE G. JACOBS PAPERS IN THE HADASSAH ARCHIVES, 1918-1957: A GUIDE TO THE MICROFILMS. New York; Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America, 1985. Original Wraps. 4to. 82 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Detailed finding aid of the Alice Seligsberg and Rose Jacobs papers on microfilm housed in the Hadassah Archives. Contains biographical portraits, scope and content notes, reel descriptions. Alice Lillie Seligsberg (1873-1940) was an American Zionist, social worker, civic leader and Hadassah president. Rose Gell Jacobs (1888-1975), founder of Hadassah chapters in Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington, D. C, named editor of the national Hadassah News Bulletin in 1920, vice president of Hadassah shortly afterward, and acting president of the organization from 1920 to 1923, while Hadassah’s president and founder, Henrietta Szold, was in Palestine. Later Jacobs served two terms as president, from 1930 to 1932 and from 1934 to 1937. Subjects: Zionism - United States - History - Manuscripts - Microform catalogs. Zionism - United States - History - Sources - Bibliography - Microform catalogs. Manuscripts - New York (State) - New York - Microform catalogs. Seligsberg, Alice L, 1873-1940 - Archives - Microform catalogs. Jacobs, Rose G, 1888- - Archives - Microform catalogs. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America - Archives - Microform catalogs. OCLC lists 28 copies. Pencilled notes on wraps, light edge wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-3) (ID #35766) $30.00.
  114.  

     

     

     

     

  115. Adlerblum, Nima H. CREATIVE HISTORY. New York: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization, ca. 1930. 8vo. 16 pages. Part of the Hadassah lecture series. Delivered before the Hadassah Chapter of Far Rockaway at the Synagogue Shaarei Tefilah. Adlerblum was an author and philosopher, the daughter of Hayyim Hirschensohn. "She argued that women's sensitivity in certain areas was vital and would enrich Jewish scholarship. " She was active in Hadassah from its inception and served on its National Board from 1922 until 1935 (Peli, EJ). OCLC lists no copies worldwide, only microfilm at three locations (ARL, Florida, NYPL). Pages loose but present. Some damage and chipping and creasing to edges. Otherwise in good condition. (AMRN-6-48). (ID #17209) $50.00.
  116.  

     

     

     

     

     

  117. Brooklyn Chapter Hadassah. BROOKLYN CHAPTER HADASSAH ELEVENTH ANNUAL LUNCHEON THE WALDORF-ASTORIA 1939. New York; Hadassah Brooklyn Chapter, 1939. Original Cloth. 8vo. 590 pages. 22 cm. First edition. On cover: Jewish Palestine Pavilion: New York World's Fair – 1939. Hadassah Brooklyn Chapter 1939. Title page: Dedicated to Our Leader Henrietta Szold on the occasion of Hadassah's Twenty-Seventh Birthday. Brooklyn Chapter Hadassah, Eleventh Annual Luncheon, The Waldorf-Astoria, 1939. Hadassah Brooklyn celebration luncheon book, with greetings, adverts, sponors, committees, members lists, news of the Palestine Pavilion at the World Fair, etc. “In celebration of the 27th anniversary of the founding of Hadassah, more than 1, 800 women will attend the $25 donor luncheon of the Brooklyn Chapter of Hadassah of which Mrs. Joseph Horowitz is president, on Monday, March 20, at the Waldorf-Astoria, Manhattan. All the 27 groups of the chapter will be represented at this affair and the largest representation will come from the following groups: Prospect-Flatbush, Kings Highway, Bedford, Boro Park, Manhattan Beach, Bensonhurst, Judith, Henrietta Szold and Edmond Rothschild. The guest speakers will be Rabbi Milton Steinberg of the Park Avenue Synagogue and Mrs. David De Sola Pool, first vice president of National Hadassah. ” - 'Hadassah News', Brooklyn Eagle, Sunday, March 12, 1939. Subjects: Hadassah – 1939 – Commemoration. Brooklyn Hadassah. Palestine Pavilion – World's Fair New York – 1939. None listed on OCLC. Scarce. First hinge shaken, light rubbing to cloth edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-1-23) (ID #35735) $55.00.
  118.  

     

     

     

     

     

  119. Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America. National Education Department. Prepared by Hannah L. Goldberg. HADASSAH HANDBOOK. New York; Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America. National Education Department, No Date [1946]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 66, [3] pages. 21 cm. 1st edition. Two years later, a revised edition was published (in August 1948), and then a Second Revised edition seven months later in March 1949. Issued by the National education Committee of Hadassah. Subjects: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Handbook for Hadassah Members; on the Zionist Movement, Plans for the Solution of the Palestine Problem, Jewish Acheivements in Palestine, Opposition to Zionism, Structure of the Zionist Movement, Organization of the State of Israel, Hadassah, Palestine Projects, Hadassah in America, Junior Hadassah, Chronology of Political Developments in Zionism since the Balfour Declaration. Women's Zionist Organization Handbook. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-22B) (ID #35733) $100.00
  120.  

     

     

     

     

     

  121. Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America. National Education Department. Prepared by Hannah L. Goldberg. HADASSAH HANDBOOK. New York; Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America. National Education Department, 1949. Original Wraps. 8vo. 96, [3] pages. 21 cm. Second Revised Edition. March 1949. Originally printed 1946, revised August 1948, Second Revision March 1949. Issued by the National education Committee of Hadassah. Subjects: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Handbook for Hadassah Members; on the Zionist Movement, Plans for the Solution of the Palestine Problem, Jewish Acheivements in Palestine, Opposition to Zionism, Structure of the Zionist Movement, Organization of the State of Israel, Hadassah, Palestine Projects, Hadassah in America, Junior Hadassah, Chronology of Political Developments in Zionism since the Balfour Declaration. Women's Zionist Organization Handbook. None of this edition on OCLC. Lightly soiled wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-22) (ID #35733) $75.00.
  122.  

     

     

     

     

     

  123. Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America. New York Chapter. NEW YORK CHAPTER OF HADASSAH DONOR LUNCHEON, APRIL 18, 1956. New York; The Chapter, 1956. Spiralbound. 8vo. [190] pages. 25 cm. April 18, 1956 New York Chapter of Hadassah donor luncheon. Ilustrated, printed in brown and red ink, with names of donors, members, and supporters to several projects of Hadassah, with highlights of the Medical Center and Medical Organization. Subjects: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. New York Chapter – Annual Donor Luncheon. OCLC lists one copy (NYPL). Light edge wear, very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (WOMEN-2-42) (ID #35809) $30.00.
  124.  

     

     

     

     

     

  125. Miller, Donald Herbert. A HISTORY OF HADASSAH, 1912-1935. 1968. 1st edition. Original typed manuscript in spring-binder, 4to 398 leaves; 29 cm. Thesis Dissertation submitted for PhD at NYU. Includes bibliographical references (leaves [368]-392). Appears to never have been published as a book. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Dissertations, Academic -- 1968. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Very Good Condition (women-4-9). (ID #35822) $100.00.
  126.  

     

     

     

     

    THE 1893 JEWISH WOMEN’S CONGRESS

     

     

  127. Kaiser, Alois; William Sparger; Jewish Women's Congress (1893; Chicago, Ill.). A COLLECTION OF THE PRINCIPAL MELODIES OF THE SYNAGOGUE: FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT. Chicago; T. Rubovits, Publisher, 1893. Original Cloth. 4to. XVII, 197 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Cover title: Songs of Zion; Souvenir of the Jewish Women's Congress. Sheet music for various combinations of voices, partly with piano or organ acc. "Souvenir of the Jewish Women's Congress held under the auspices of the World's Parliament of Religions, " 1893 Columbian Exposition. Includes preface and introductory essay on the liturgical chant of the synagogue. “Songs of Zion—the Souvenir [book] of the Jewish Women’s Congress held under the Auspices of the World’s Parliament of Religions, an auxiliary ('The World’s Congress Auxiliary') of the World’s Columbian Exhibition (World’s Fair) in Chicago in 1893. This sui generis, rather quizzical, and now rare volume was commissioned and sponsored by that Jewish women’s organization through its designated volunteer committee of sixteen women from prominent and philanthropic Chicago families in the city’s business and Reform Jewish community—most if not all of whom could boast German-Jewish lineage. (Included in that committee was the wife of Rabbi Moses—author of the preliminary but replaced edition of the Union Prayerbook—as well as one member identified as 'Miss Sadie American. '). Compiled and edited by Cantors Alois Kaiser and William Sparger, the volume was conceived as a classically acceptable demonstration to the world of Jewish liturgical music heritage and its place in Western culture. With the World’s Fair and the related Parliament of Religions as a convenient forum and an inviting opportunity, it was intended to introduce the Parliament’s non-Jewish delegates and attendees—including distinguished clergymen from many parts of the world, representing virtually every 'legitimate' world religion—to what they perceived as Judaism’s sacred music legacy. Preceded by an introductory essay by the editors on the history of synagogue music, the principal section comprised fifty authentic melodies of minhag Ashkenaz (which in turn included a few adopted tunes from the Western/Amsterdam, or 'Portuguese' tradition). These were all highly stylized in Western-type four-part arrangements and settings, with conventional harmonies and trite harmonic clichés to ensure the appearance of respectability and to mediate anything that might otherwise come across as overly exotic or unrefined in Western terms. ” - Milken Archive. Subjects: Jewish Women's Congress (1893; Chicago, Ill.). Synagogue music. Jewish hymns. Bright gilt on spine and front cover, Very Good Condition, A beautiful copy. (WOMEN-1-18A) xx (ID #35814) $225.00.
  128.  

     

     

     

     

     

  129. 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.
  130.  

     

    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN

     

     

  131. 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 Publication Society of America, 1897. Hardcover. Large 8vo, 426 pages. 24 cm. Proceedings of the first convention of the National Council of Jewish Women: “an organization which came into being as a result of the Congress of Jewish Women, one of the denominational congresses of the World's Parliament of Religions held at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. … The sections are members of the city, county, and state federations of women's clubs, and are actively cooperative in all work for the public welfare. During the Spanish-American war the council within one week set its sections to work in aid of the soldiers and sailors, and in several places was the first organized body to take any steps for their relief. It raised ten thousand dollars in money an equal amount in goods, and a nurse was sent to the army; the members were, during the continuance of the war, among the most active workers in the service of relief. It cooperated with the National Red Cross Society, the regimental auxiliaries, and the various state organizations. Through the influence of the council, 72 women have been placed on Sabbath-school boards of congregations; interest in the schools has been greatly increased thereby, and, what is of signal importance, the age of confirmation, in a number of communities, has been raised. It maintains fifteen mission schools. The philanthropies of the council, numbering 85, are supported by voluntary subscription, and include settlements, clubs, libraries, free baths, night-schools, manual-training classes, household-schools, employment bureaus, penny provident funds, classes for crippled children, ice funds for consumptives, recreation-rooms, and gymnasiums. The following meetings have been held: first triennial, New York, Nov, 1896; Omaha Exposition, Oct, 1896; Chautauqua summer assembly, July, 1897, 1898; second triennial, Cleveland, March, 1900; first annual executive, New Orleans, La, Feb, 1901; third triennial, Baltimore, Md, Dec, 1902. The present officers, elected in 1900, are: president, Hannah G. Solomon; first vice-president (resigned); second vice-president, Babette Mandel, Chicago, Ill.; recording secretary, Gertrude Berg, Philadelphia, Pa.; corresponding secretary, Sadie American, New York city; treasurer, Bertha A. Selz, Chicago, Ill. It has (Nov, 1902) 7, 000 members, in 70 sections; 15 junior sections, with 500 members; 89 study circles in religion, and 12 in philanthropy. ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Jewish women - United States - Congresses. Jewish women. National Council of Jewish Women. National Council of Jewish Women. Conference proceedings. 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. xx
  132.  

     

     

     

  133. Campbell, Monroe; Wirtz, Willem. THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS; A HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN, 1893-1943. New York: The National Council OF Jewish Women, 1943. 8vo. 94 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): National Council of Jewish Women; Women – Jewish – United States. In 1893, the National Council of Jewish Women was founded by Hannah Greenebaum Solomon at the Chicago World's Fair. It began as a charity organization, though worked through the belief that people in need required skills and education rather than strictly material assistance, and thus were pioneers in social work. The Council was the first organization to directly serve incoming immigrants at Ellis Island, beginning in 1904, and there met and assisted incoming single young women. It also participated in Taft's Conference on Child Welfare, helped refugees during and after both World Wars, and led in the development of Head Start programs. (Stein, EJ) Ex-library. Corners bumped, edgewear (AMR-41-29) (ID #31237) $45.00.
  134.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  135. Stolz, Joseph Henry [Zilli Marshall, Mother Of Louis Marshall]. SABBATH SCHOOL SERVICE OF COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. Syracuse, NY; Council Of Jewish Women, [1910?]. Original Wraps. 8vo. [8] pages. 20 cm. Only edition. No date given. Sabbath services compiled by Rabbi Joseph Henry Stolz. “Given in Memory of Zilli Marshall by Mrs. A. Rosenberg and Mrs. M. Leopold of Philadelphia” - p. 1. Zilli Marshall, Mother of Louis Marshall; died 1910. Subjects: Council of Jewish Women – Syracuse, New York. Zilli Marshall – Memoriam. None listed on OCLC. Very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-16) (ID #35780) $150.00.
  136.  

     

     

     

    YOUNG WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION

     

     

  137. (Photo Trading Card, Likely the First Ever for a Jewish Women's Team) TORONTO Y.W.H.A. LADIES’ BASKETBALL TEAM, WINNERS OF THE GRIFF CLARK TROPHY. Trading card, Very Small (slightly less than 2”x1”). Toronto, Dominion Chocolates, No Date [1923-24]. “Dominion Athletic Stars” Sports Card (Card Nr 14) from a “series of 120 pictures of Canadian athletes” which were given away in Dominion Chocolate Bars in the mid-1920s. This card features a photo on the front of the champion “Toronto Y.W.H.A. Basketball Team,” featuring 8 female team members in their YWHA jerseys, plus their 2 coaches. The Canadian Jewish Review of June 8, 1923, reported that “at the Primrose Club last Tuesday, the Y.M. and Y.W.H.A. of Toronto celebrated their victories in sports by tendering a banquet to the winning teams and presenting the cups and trophies to the successful players. The best feature of the evening was the presentation of the Griff Clark Trophy to the Y.W.H.A. basket ball team, champions of the city.” Text on reverse. Quite probably the only explicitly Jewish women’s sports team featured on a mass-market trading card in the 1920s, possibly even the first ever. Light wear, photo is clear, Good Condition. (women-4-13) $500.00
  138.  

     

     

     

     

     

  139. YWHA SILVER MEDAL, 1916-1917 ALL ROUND GYM CHAMPS. No Place, No Maker’s Mark, 1917. Silver medallion with blue and white inlay, double-sided approximately 1 inch across. Medal awarded to Rae Neiman, with YWHA insignia and laurel leaves on front, engraved on rear: “All Round Gym Champs 1916-1917 Rae Neiman.” No stamps, but appears to be sterling. Light age patina, Very Good Condition. (women-4-14) $125.00
  140.  

     

     

     

  141. Young Women's Hebrew Association (New York, N. Y.). KOL ALAMOTH. VOICE OF THE GIRLS. YWHA. [VOL. 1, NO. 3, MARCH 1917]. New York; Young Women's Hebrew Association, 1917. Original Wraps. 4to. 16 pages. 26 cm. Periodical of the Young Women's Hebrew Association members at the Dormitory building. Third issue, first volume, of 'Kol Alamoth'. “Issued quarterly by the Dormitory girls and Associate members of the Young Women's Hebrew Association, 31, W. 1110th st. New York City. Editor in chief – Esther Schulman. Issue dedicated to Miss Sophia Berger. Contains portraits of Sophia Berger, Carrie Sommerfeld, photograph of the swimming pool at the YWHA building. Contains poems, articles, and short stories from members of the YWHA building. With an article commemorating the Fifteenth Anniversary of the YWHA. Subjects: Kol Alamoth – Periodical – YWHA. None listed on OCLC. Scarce. Edge wear and light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-1-27) (ID #35739) $125.00.
  142.  

     

     

     

     

     

  143. Young Women's Hebrew Association (New York, N. Y.). TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE YOUNG WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION. New York; Press Of Clarence S. Nathan, Inc, 1915. Original Wraps. 12mo. 94, [7] pages. 17 cm. Only edition. With 7 leaves of plates: depicting the Young Women's Hebrew Association building, facilities, and courses. Detailed twelfth annual report of the YWHA. “As a communal agency run entirely by and for women, the YWHA provided an important political arena for Jewish women in the early part of the twentieth century. As a pioneering Jewish institution combining social and religious services, the YWHA became one of the principal sources of the Jewish community center movement. … In the new building of 1914, the auditorium doubled as the synagogue, and services were conducted every Friday night, Saturday morning, and on Jewish holidays. The other major Jewish aspect of the YWHA was its curriculum consisting of classes in Hebrew, Bible study, and Jewish history. This was coordinated with an experimental Hebrew school for girls conducted at the YWHA by the Bureau of Jewish Education (of the New York City Kehilla). Of course, the YWHA offered far more than religious services and Hebrew classes. In 1917, a few years after the completion of its new eight-story facility on 110th Street overlooking Central Park, the New York YWHA was described as 'the only large institution of its kind in America. ' The description of the modern social center continued: 'Besides being a most comfortable home for one hundred and seventy girls, the building is also a true center for the communal interests of the neighborhood; it houses a Commercial School, a Hebrew School, Trade Classes in Dressmaking, Millinery, Domestic Science, classes in Hebrew, Bible Study, Jewish History, Art, English to Foreigners, Advanced English, French, Spanish, and Nursing. There is a completely equipped modern gymnasium and swimming pool. ” - Jewish Women's Archive. Subjects: Jews - New York (State) - New York. Young Women's Hebrew Association (New York, N. Y.) - Annual Reports. OCLC lists 1 copy (NYPL). Wraps previously rebacked, bumped and soiled wraps, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. Rare. (WOMEN-1-24) (ID #35736) $150.00.
  144.  

     

     

     

     

     

  145. Young Women's Hebrew Association (New York, N. Y.). THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE YOUNG WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION. New York; Press Of Clarence S. Nathan, Inc, 1916. Original Wraps. 12mo. 137, [5] pages. 17 cm. Only edition. With 5 leaves of plates depicting the facilities of the YWHA building (31 West 110th Street), celebration of Sukoth, etc. Detailed thirteenth annual report of the YWHA. “As a communal agency run entirely by and for women, the YWHA provided an important political arena for Jewish women in the early part of the twentieth century. As a pioneering Jewish institution combining social and religious services, the YWHA became one of the principal sources of the Jewish community center movement. ” - Jewish Women's Archive. Subjects: Jews - New York (State) - New York. Young Women's Hebrew Association (New York, N. Y.) - Annual Reports. OCLC lists 1 copy (NYPL). Edges of wraps cghipped, light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-25) xx (ID #35737) $150.00.
  146.  

     

     

     

     

     

  147. Young Women's Hebrew Association (New York, N. Y.). FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE YOUNG WOMEN'S HEBREW ASSOCIATION. New York; Press Of Clarence S. Nathan, Inc, 1917. Original Wraps. 12mo. 96, [6] pages. 17 cm. First edition. With 6 leaves of plates, depicting photographs of the facilities of the YWHA building at 31 West 110th Street, New York City. Fourteenth Annual Report of the YWHA. Subjects: Jews - New York (State) - New York. Young Women's Hebrew Association (New York, N. Y.) - Annual Reports. OCLC lists 1 copy (NYPL). Light soiling and wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-1-26) xxx (ID #35738) $150.00.
  148.  

     

     

     

     

     

  149. (YWHA/YMHA) Stern, Alfred. BUILDING CHARACTER FOR 75 YEARS. New York: 75th Anniversary Committee, 1949. 4to. 39 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (New York, N. Y.). Corners bumped, spine wear, good condition. (AMR-17-7). (ID #18868) $75.00.
  150.  

     

     

     

     

    JEWISH HOME INSTITUTE

     

     

     

     

  151. Jewish Home Institute (New York, N. Y.). AFTER YOU - WHAT?: A MESSAGE TO THE JEWISH MOTHERS OF AMERICA. New York; Bureau Of Jewish Education, [1930s?]. Original Wraps. 4to. 15, [1] pages. 27 cm. First edition. No date, but 1920s-1930s. Serves as a brochure and introduction to the mission of the Jewish Home Institute, to 'direct mothers to train themselves' 'to educate Jewish children in the home, through the mother'. Argues that Jewish children in public schools not receiving a Jewish education “are in danger of being lost to us” (pg. 8). Calls for attendance at the courses of the Jewish Home Institute, in order to simultaneously learn and bring these lessons home to teach the children. Contains material on the Festivals, as this is part of the first course offered. Attractively printed. Subjects: Jewish religious education - Home training. Jewish families - Religious life. Jewish families - United States. Jewish women - United States. OCLC lists 3 copies (JTSA, Harvard, HUC). Light wear to wraps, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-29) (ID #35740) $100.00.
  152.  

     

  153. Jewish Home Institute (New York, N. Y.). FESTIVAL COURSE, CHAMISHO OSOR BESHVAT [5 VOLUMES]. New York; Jewish Home Institute, 1927. Original Wraps. 8vo. 30; 29; 31; 30; 32 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Complete five week course series; five booklets for five weekly assignments of the Festival Course on Chamisho Osor Beshvat. Contains: First Week, 'The Trip Begins', ' The Wonder Land'; Second Week, 'The Enchanted Wall', 'The Magic City'; Third Week, 'Into Many Lands', 'Pictures and Travels'; Fourth Week, 'The Prince', 'The Magic Village'; Fifth Week, 'On The Way Home', 'The Party'. Contains weekly lesson plans at the beginning of each course week volume. Contains stories, poems, games, music. Subjects: Tu bi-Shevat - Study and teaching. OCLC lists 2 copies (Univ Detroit Mercy, HUC). Light wear and soiling to wraps, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-42) (ID #35753) $75.00.
  154.  

     

     

     

     

     

  155. Jewish Home Institute (New York, N. Y.). FESTIVAL COURSE; CHANUCKAH [TWO VOLUMES ONLY]. New York; Jewish Home Institute: Bureau Of Jewish Education, 1927. Original Wraps. 8vo. 28; 29 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Two volumes only, of five. Contains weekly assignments for First Week (Mattisyohu and Judas) and Second Week Hannah and Chanukah. Chanukah weekly assignments for students of the Jewish Home Institute course. Contains lesson outline, stories, poemns, songs, and games. Subjects: Hanukkah - Study and teaching. OCLC lists 2 copies (HUC, Denver). Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-41) (ID #35752) $40.00.
  156.  

     

     

     

     

     

  157. Jewish Home Institute (New York, N. Y.). FESTIVAL COURSE; PESACH [FOUR VOLUMES]. New York; Jewish Home Institute, 1928. Original Wraps. 8vo. 32; 28; 30; 32 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Four volumes (complete?); four weekly assignment booklets for the Festival Course on Pesach at the Jewish Home Institute. Contains: First Week, 'Jewish Shephers in Egypt', 'The New King'; Second Week, 'Moses', 'The Burning Bush'; Third Week, 'King Pharaoh is Punished', 'The Crossing of the Red Sea'; Fourth Week, 'Danny-I-Forget', 'Danny on Seder Night'. Contains daily course outlines for each week. Contains stories, poems, games, music. Subjects: Passover - Study and teaching. OCLC lists one copy (Harvard). Light soiling and wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-43) (ID #35754) $75.00.
  158.  

     

     

     

     

     

  159. Jewish Home Institute (New York, N. Y.). FESTIVAL COURSE; SHOVUOTH [FOUR VOLUMES]. New York; Jewish Home Institute, 1928. Original Wraps. 8vo. 38; 35; 32; 29 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Four volumes (complete); four weekly assignment booklets for the Festival Course on Shovuoth at the Jewish Home Institute. Contains: First Week, 'In the fields of Boaz', 'Ruth'; Second Week 'On the road to Jerusalem', 'At the temple'; Third Week, 'In the wilderness', 'At Mt. Sinai'; Fourth Week, 'Mt. Moriah and the temple', 'Simon goes to the synagogue'. Contains daily course outlines for each week. Contains stories, poems, games, music. Subjects: Shavuot - Drama. Shavuot - Study and teaching. OCLC lists 2 copies (PENN, HUC). Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-44) (ID #35755) $75.00.
  160.  

     

     

     

     

     

  161. Jewish Home Institute (New York, N. Y.). GENERAL GUIDE FOR ASSOCIATE TEACHER: FESTIVAL COURSE [5 VOLUMES IN ONE]. New York; Jewish Home Institute, Under The Direction Of The Bureau Of Jewish Education, 1927-1928. Original Wraps. 8vo. 8; 15; 29; 19; 16 pages. 23 cm. First edition. General Guide for Associate Teacher: Festival Course. Four course guides and one general guide for the associate teacher of the Festival courses at the Jewish Home Institute. Contains the 'General Guide for Associate Teacher' (dated 1927), 'Chamisho Osor Beshvot Guide for Associate Teacher' (1928), 'Pesach Guide for Associate Teacher' (1928), 'Purim Guide for Associate Teacher' (1928), 'Shovuot Guide for Associate Teacher' (1928). Instructions, programs, suggestions for teachers of the Jewish Home Institute courses, designed for the attendance of Jewish mothers to help bring religious education into the home. Subjects: Purim - Customs and practices. Purim - Study and teaching. Shavuot - Study and teaching. Tu bi-Shevat - Study and teaching. Passover - Study and teaching. Jewish Home Institute (New York, N. Y.) - Associate Teacher's Guide – 1928. OCLC lists 1 copy (HUC). Light wear and soiling to wraps, slight edge tear to the Pesach guide, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-40) (ID #35751) $65.00.
  162.  

     

    ORGANIZATIONAL CONSTITUTIONS

     

     

  163. Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.). CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE NURSES’ ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION OF MT. SINAI HOSPITAL, JANUARY 1950. Philadelphia; Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association, 1950. Original Wraps. 16mo. 12 pages. 13 cm. 1950 edition. 10 articles and accompanying sections of each article for the Nurses' Alumnae Association of Mt. Sinai Hospital, “Organized December 29, 1911; Revised September 1, 1938; Revised January, 1950” - p. 1. The Mt. Sinai Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association was organized on December 29, 1911; its stated objectives were to “promote harmonious relationship among the Alumnae, Hospital and School of Nursing, to provide for professional growth and development of its members and to give mutual help in time of need. ” The organization merged into the AEMC (Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing) Nurses’ Alumnae Association in 1954. Subjects: Mt. Sinai Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association – Constitution – By-Laws – 1950. One listing at Penn (located in the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records and historical collection); none listed on OCLC. Very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-11) (ID #35774) $50.00.
  164.  

     

     

     

     

     

  165. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood. CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE RODEPH SHOLOM SISTERHOOD [TWO BOOKLETS]. New York; Rodeph Sholom, 1948; 1962. Original Wraps. 16mo. [16]; [16] pages. 11.5 cm. 1948 Revision; 1962 Revision. Two booklets, comprising the 1948 Constitution and By-Laws, and the 1962 Constitution and By-Laws, of the Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood. Variants can be noted in the prefatory 'Know Your Sisterhood', comprising activities and projects lists of the Sisterhood. Contains 12 detailed articles. Subjects: Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood – Constitution – 1948. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood – Constitution – 1962. Light shelf wear, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-31) (ID #35795) $55.00.
  166.  

     

     

     

     

     

  167. Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood; Pauline W. Steigerwald; Fannie Hurst. CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE RODEPH SHOLOM SISTERHOOD, REVISION OF 1948. [INSCRIBED BY PAULINE W. STEIGERWALD]. New York; Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood, 1948. Original loose leaves. 4to. [6] pages. 28 cm. First edition. Typewritten mimeographed Constitution and By-Laws of the Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood, 7 West 83rd Street, Revision of 1948. Contains 12 articles, and numerous sections. With attached typewritten mimeographed and hand signed letter from the President of the Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood, Pauline W. Steigerwald, about the enclosed Amended By-laws, and inviting attendance to see the guest speaker of the Sisterhood, Miss Fannie Hurst. Contains attached letter envelope, addressed to Mrs. Louis Schlechter, Oct 26th, 1948. Subjects: Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood – 1948 Constitution and By-Laws. Fannie Hurst – Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood - Ephemera. None listed on OCLC. Light wear, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-40) (ID #35807) $50.00.
  168.  

     

    OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

     

     

  169. Central Synagogue Sisterhood. SISTERHOOD STORY. New York; Central Synagogue, 1969. Original Wraps. 16mo. 19, [1] pages. 23 x 10 cm. First edition. “Sisterhood Story, Central Synagogue, Lexington Avenue at 55th St. New York City. ” Brochure on the history of the Central Synagogue, the Sisterhood and preceding activities involving social work, current activities, bulletin, and membership description of the Sisterhood of the Central Synagogue. Subjects: Reform Judaism – Central Synagogue – Sisterhood. No Copies on OCLC. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. Rare. (WOMEN-2-32) (ID #35796) $50.00.
  170.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  171. National Federation Of Temple Sisterhoods. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF TEMPLE SISTERHOODS. Run of Proceedings for first 15 years of the organization, including the first convention, the following six biennial assemblies (which replaced the convention), plus the first 15 annual reports, Complete for this period, 1913-29. First edition. Bound in 2 volumes. No City [Cincinnati]; No Publisher [National Federation Of Temple Sisterhoods], 1913-1929. Period Cloth. 8vo. 92, 76, 82, 127, 175, 184, 192, 112, 152, 139, [36]. Includes typescript index of volumes years VI-X at rear. Detailed proceedings of the National Federation meetings, with reports from the local sections, information of membership, fundraising, activities, etc. Subjects: Reform Judaism - United States - Societies, etc. Jewish women - United States - Societies and clubs. Jewish women - Societies and clubs. Reform Judaism - Societies, etc. National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. OCLC lists only 2 holdings worldwide (Columbia, AJA). Cloth rubbed, but otherwise solid and Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-21A) (ID #35732) $600.00
  172.  

     

     

     

     

     

  173. National Federation Of Temple Sisterhoods. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF TEMPLE SISTERHOODS: TWENTY-FOURTH AND TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL REPORTS, NOVEMBER 1, 1935-OCTOBER 31, 1937, AND THE TWELFTH BIENNIAL ASSEMBLY, NEW OREANDS, LA, JANUARY 15-19, 1937. [Cincinnati]; [National Federation Of Temple Sisterhoods], 1938. Original Wraps. 8vo. 209, [3] pages. 26 cm. First edition. Twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth annual reports of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods; September, 1938. Detailed proceedings of the National Federation meeting, with reports from the local sections, information of membership, fundraising, activities, etc. Subjects: Reform Judaism - United States - Societies, etc. Jewish women - United States - Societies and clubs. Jewish women - Societies and clubs. Reform Judaism - Societies, etc. National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (Columbia, AJA). Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-21) (ID #35732) $75.00.
  174.  

     

     

     

     

     

  175. Schwarz, Mrs. Max; Mrs. B. J. Levy; Mrs. W. C. Hurwitz; Rebecca Kohut; Stephen S. Wise. SISTERHOOD OF CONGREGATION B'NAI JESHURUN. CELEBRATING OUR FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY. EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF CHANUKAK. DEC. 16TH TO DEC. 23RD, 1933 IN OUR COMMUNITY CENTER. New York; Sisterhood Of Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun, 1933. Original Wraps. 12mo. [4] pages. 18 cm. First edition. Contains announcements for bible study group, sewing group, and announcement for a celebration on December 23, 1933. Sisterhood of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, 270 West 89th St. New York City. Celebrating our Fortieth Anniversary. “To Inaugurate our First Oneg Shabat …. Mrs. Rebecca Kohut the leading woman in Judaism will be our guest” - p. [2]. “The Regular Monthly Meeting of Our Sisterhood will be held on Monday, December 18th, 1933, 2 P. M. … Our Speaker for this meeting Dr. Stephen S. Wise” - p. [3]. “Let us do our part – Boycott German Goods. ” - p. [3]. Subjects: Sisterhood of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun – New York City. None listed on OCLC. Rear leaf torn, split at fold, otherwise clean. Good condition. (WOMEN-2-39) (ID #35806) $50.00.
  176.  

     

     

     

     

     

  177. Women's Auxiliary Of The Newark Beth Israel Hospital. WOMEN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEWARK BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A GENERAL MEETING. Newark; Volunteer League Of The Newark Beth Israel Hospital, 1954. Original Wraps. 8vo. [6] pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The Women's Auxiliary of the Newark Beth Israel Hospital cordially invites you to attend a General Meeting to be held on Monday, Feburary 15th, 1954. Program 'Unicef and the World's Children'. Speaker: Mrs. Donald Sabin, University Women's Representative at the United Nations. Mrs. Samuel E. Cooper, Presiding. February, 1954.” Contains announcement, president's message, program, message of thanks, announcement of the Donor Luncheon on June 16, 1954, and donor list to the Trubute Fund. Subjects: Women's Auxiliary of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center – 1954. None listed on OCLC. Wraps worn. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-29) (ID #35793) $35.00.
  178.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

  179. Women's Auxiliary Of The Newark Beth Israel Hospital. WOMEN'S AUXILIARY OF THE NEWARK BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE 'COURT OF AWARDS'. Newark; Volunteer League Of The Newark Beth Israel Hospital, 1954. Original Wraps. 8vo. [12] pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The Women's Auxiliary of the Newark Beth Israel Hospital cordially invites you to the 'Court of Awards' and Membership Luncheon – Mothers' Day Meeting in celebration of National Hospital Week, Monday, May 17th, 1954. …. Mrs. Samuel E. Cooper, Presiding. May, 1954”. Contains President's Message, Tribute Fund Donor list, centerfold Donor Luncheon announcement, other announcements. Subjects: Women's Auxiliary of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center – 1954. None listed on OCLC. Edges worn, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-30) (ID #35794) $35.00.
  180.  

     

     

    AMERICA

     

     

  181. Deutsch, Gotthard. DIE DEBORAH: EINE DEUTSCH-AMERIKANISCHE MONATSSCHRIFT ZU¨R FÖRDERUNG JÜDISCHER INTERESSEN IN GEMEINDE, SCHULE UND HAUS: NEUE FOLGE [VOLUME 2; COMPLETE RUN FOR 1902; TWELVE ISSUES]. Cincinnati; The Razall Company, 1902. Original Cloth. 8vo. 384 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew and English. Singerman S413. Neue Folge Zweiter Jahrgang Heft 1-Heft 12. Complete run; last year issued. "A German-American Monthly Magazine for the Advancement of Jewish Interests in the Community, School and Home". In 1854 Isaac Mayer Wise founded The Israelite in Cincinnati (after 1874 The American Israelite), which one year later added a German-language supplement called Deborah. The most important German Jewish publication of its time, Deborah appeared until 1902, first as a weekly and subsequently as a monthly. The shifting nature of its contents during this period can be read in the changing subtitle on its masthead: originally Gewidmet den Toechtern Israels ("Dedicated to the Daughters of Israel"), it next became Juedisch-Amerikanische Familien Zeitung ("Jewish American Family Paper"), then Allgemeine Zeitung des amerikanischen Judentums ("General Newspaper of American Jewry"), and finally Eine deutsch-amerikanische Monatsschrift zur Foerderung juedischer Interessen in Gemeinde, Schule und Haus ("A German-American Monthly Magazine for the Advancement of Jewish Interests in the Community, School and Home"). Gotthard Deutsch succeeded Isaac Mayer Wise as editor of the German language publication, Die Deborah in 1901. Subjects: German-Jewish Periodical. Periodical – Women. OCLC lists 21 copies. Pages lightly wavy from previous water damage, rear original board absent, backstrip absent, light soiling to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (SPEC-40-3) (ID #33521) $275.00.
  182.  

     

     

     

     

     

  183. Hellman, Yael. A PROFILE OF JEWISH WOMEN EXECUTIVES IN CORPORATE AMERICA. Ann Arbor, Mich.; University Microfilms, 1997. Later Cloth. 8vo. XII, 141 pages. 22 cm. Photocopy, 1999. Authorized Facsimile. Thesis (Ph. D.) - Pepperdine University, 1997. Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-130). Contains14 tables and 16 figures. “Studying Jewish executive women at Fortune 1000 companies provides a paradigm for business and community diversity policies. These individuals blend - and generally surpass - educational, family, community and religious imperatives of 3 female populations: American, Jewish, and executive. The investigation could thus measure interwoven American, traditional, and professional factors influencing career and personal decisions, and propose workplace and societal accommodations for this and other groups. The multidimensional method befitting this complex sample first examined primary and secondary texts to comprehend the interconnection of Judaic views about women and their work, Jewish and American historical forces, and contemporary religious and secular ideologies. The investigation then indexed responses to a survey, randomly distributed among Fortune 1000 executive women, assessing respondents' educational, familial, and spiritual backgrounds and commitments. These results, with some follow-up interviews, yielded a profile of the Jewish executive women. Lastly, the sample was statistically compared to American, Jewish, and executive women on points concerning corporate and community diversity conflicts. ” - Abstract. Subjects: Jewish women - United States. Women executives - United States. Women - Employment - United States. Businesswomen - United States. Businesswomen. Jewish women. Women - Employment. Women executives. OCLC lists 3 copies of facsimile (Harvard, Brandeis, Calif Lutheran) and one listing of the origianl (Pepperdine). Institutional stamp on first endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-1) (ID #35764) $40.00.
  184.  

     

     

     

     

     

  185. (Baltimore) Jewish Museum Of Maryland. ENTERPRISING EMPORIUMS: THE JEWISH DEPARTMENT STORES OF DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE. [Baltimore, MD]: Jewish Museum Of Maryland, 2001. 88 pages. In English, illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Department stores -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- History -- Exhibitions. Jewish merchants -- Maryland -- Baltimore. Jews -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Social life and customs. Jews -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- History -- Exhibitions. In fine condition. (MX-17-6) (ID #21486) $30.00.
  186.  

     

     

     

     

     

  187. Bengis, Esther. I AM A RABBI'S WIFE. 1934. 8vo; 136 pages; "A brief record of experiences, facts and observations, covering a period of over a dozen years....At thirty-seven, my husband is physically disabled....The breaking of his health in the ministry does not make us bitter. " This is an ironic introduction to one of the angriest pre-Holocaust Jewish memoirs I have ever seen--This (Connecticut?) Rebbezin spares no punches about the "men whose vanity and wealth deluded them to aspire to unmerited and autocratic leadership" and the "social-climbing and capricious women" she had to deal with in the Jewish community. She also writes about her and her husband's visits to jails to deal with Jewish prisoners and other work in and relations with the wider community. Not saccharine like so many memoirs. Ex library. Edges slightly worn, particularly ends of spine, very good condition. (AMR-41-2) (ID #28647) $40.00.
  188.  

     

     

     

     

     

  189. Bengis, Esther. I AM A RABBI'S WIFE. Moodus, Conn.; E. Bengis, 1938. Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 77 pages. 22 cm. Second edition. Memoir and account of a Rabbi's Wife, which is centred on her husband and his career. Condensed reprint of the 1935 edition. "A brief record of experiences, facts and observations, covering a period of over a dozen years. " - Introduction. “Every phase of Jewish community life is taken up separately in this book - the synagogue, its leaders, its physically and mentally ill, its weddings and its funerals; all these and more are within the province of the rabbi and his wife. Their lives are one round of duties to the community and they seem to have as much privacy as gold fish. Esther Bengis writes simply and directly of her own experiences and those of her husband, whose health finally gave way under the strain. ” - JTA, Book Review, February 10, 1935. Subjects: Jews - Social life and customs. Jewish women - Biography. Bengis, Esther Rosenberg. Light fading and edge wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-6) (ID #35769) $30.00.
  190.  

     

     

     

     

     

  191. (Chicago) Wolman, Leo. THE CLOTHING WORKERS OF CHICAGO—1910-1922. Very Good Condition. Chicago: Amalgamated Clothing Workers, 1922. Large 8vo. 424 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Clothing workers – Illinois – Chicago; Arbitration, industrial – Illinois – Chicago; Illinois – Chicago – history. Hefty tome detailing this heavily (though not exclusively) Jewish & Italian Union's first 12 years--organizing, strikes, allies, etc. The union, officially founded in 1914, had its roots in the massive 1910 strike in Chicago (against Hart, Schaffner, & Marx), primarily led at the shop floor level by Jewish and Italian women, at the top by Sidney Hillman, and aided by Jane Addams and the Women's Trade Union League. The union was condemned by Sam Gompers as a breakaway from the craft-organized (and largely nativist) United Garment Workers of the AFL, and became leaders of a "new unionism" that included the development of unemployment insurance, cooperative housing, labor banking, & consumer cooperatives. Ex library. Top inch of backstrip is torn off, hinges starting, good condition. (ComHist-10-21) (ID #20027) $50.00.
  192.  

     

     

     

     

     

  193. Evseroff-Maryson, Katherina, Dr. (Yevzerov, Katherina). DI FROY IN DER GEZELSHAFT. Nyu York: Aroysgegeben fun der grupe Zhermaynal, 1907. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 82 pages. In Yiddish. Includes frontisphoto of Evseroff."The Woman in Society." OCLC lists only 2 copies (Harvard & UCLA), mis-transliterated as "Di Froy un der Gezelshaft," (i.e. The Woman and Society). Published by the Anarchist Germinal Group. Series: Bibliothek bildung. SUBJECT(S): Women -- Social conditions. Wrapper in facsimile, original internal paper and binding remain very good. (GH-3-6) (ID #16762) $110.00.
  194.  

     

     

     

     

     

  195. Greenberg, Blu. ON WOMEN & JUDAISM: A VIEW FROM TRADITION. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1981. 8vo. Xi, 178 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Women in Judaism. Library card pocket inside back cover, otherwise near fine condition. (MX-9-17) (ID #19358) $30.00.
  196.  

     

     

     

     

     

  197. Judaeans (Organization). JUDAEAN ADDRESSES SELECTED VOL IV [ONLY] 1926-1932. New York, Bloch, 1933. Hardcover. 8vo; 250 pages; 24 cm. Includes list of members. The final of 4 volumes of addresses published Includes list of members at rear. Includes talks given by Hon. Samson Lachman, Louis Marshall, Max J. Kohler, Morris R. Cohen, Felix Warburg, & Nelson Glueck. Also includes a collection of 5 essays on "The American Jewess Fifty years Ago and Now. " Institutional marks on end pages and frontpiece, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-45-5) (ID #32409) $40.00.
  198.  

     

     

     

     

     

  199. Kohn, Jacob. MODERN PROBLEMS OF JEWISH PARENTS: A STUDY IN PARENTAL ATTITUDES. New York: Women's League of the United Synagogue of America, 1932. Cloth. 8vo. 130 pages. Includes chapters on Sex Education, Intermarriage and Adolescence and Maturity. Kohn was a conservative American rabbi, scholar and educator. He spent the majority of his career as the rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. He was the dean of the graduate school and a professor of theology at the University of Judaism until his death (Vorspan, EJ). Ex-library with minimal markings. Beautiful maroon cover. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Very slight damage to bottom of binding. Rough cut pages. Otherwise in very good condition. (AMRN-5-8). (ID #17149) $20.00.
  200.  

     

     

     

     

     

  201. Lasker, Bruno (1880-1965) Ed. JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN AMERICA: SUGGESTIONS FOR THE STUDY OF JEWISH RELATIONS WITH NON-JEWS. New York, The Inquiry 1930.Cloth, 8vo, xiv, 309 pages. Includes diagrams. 20 cm. Also includes "A reading list"on pages 197-219; and "Other publications of the Inquiry" on pages 307-309. TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. PREFACE. INTRODUCTION How a class, a club, and a fraternity got interested in studying their relations to the Gentile world, and how they were helped to make the most of these studies. PART I Outline for Study and Discussion PART II Facts and Opinions The Contributors I. Jewish Handicaps in the Employment Market. By Bruno Lasker 2. The King's County Hospital Case by Harry Schneiderman 3.Jewish Teachers. By Samuel Tenenbaum 4. The Jew and the Club. Extract from The Atlantic Monthly 5. The Size of the Jewish Community and Its Implications. By Marvin Lowenthal 6. Jewish Group Divisions. By Horace M. Kallen 7. Jewish Manners and Manner by Lewis Browne 8. The Jewish Girl's Thoughts on Jewish Life by Emily Solis-Cohen 9. Jewish Anti-Semitism. By Elma Ehrlich Levinger 10. How to Combat Anti-Semitism Among Jewish Children. A letter II. Jews and the Needle Industry by S. M. Melamed 12. Symptoms of Assimilation by Maurice Fishberg, M. D. 13. Prejudice and Literature by Abram Simon 14. The Yiddish Press. By Mordecai Soltes 15. The Conflict of Judaism and Practical Life. By Harry Austryn Wolfson 16. Some Historical Facts Concerning American Anti-Semitism by Lewis S. Gannett 17. Prejudice as a Social Phenomenon by Julius Drachsler 18. The Oppression Psychosis by Herbert Adolphus Miller 19. The Present Needs of Judaism by Solomon Goldman 20. The Need for Self-Criticism by Joel Blau 21. Synagogue and Kehillah by Mordecai M. Kaplan 22. True to the Torah. By Leo Jung 23. The Meaning of Judaism for Jewish Youth by James Marshall 24. Research and Leadership by Ben M. Selekman PART III A Reading List PART IV Suggestions for Discussion Leaders PART V Attitude and Opinion Tests I. Word Reaction. 2. Mutual Criticism a. What Jews Say of Gentiles b. What Gentiles Say of Jews 3.Personal Relations.4. Policy and Program. ApPENDIX Suggested Adaptations of General Discussion Outline for Women's Groups Without Trained Leadership by Emily Solis-Cohen. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- United States. Jewish question. Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Very Good Condition. A Beautiful copy. (AMR-8-21) (ID #16873) $30.00.
  202.  

     

     

     

     

     

  203. Lerner, Anne Lapidus. "WHO HAST NOT MADE ME A MAN": THE MOVEMENT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN IN AMERICAN JEWRY. New York; American Jewish Committee, Institute Of Human Relations, 1977. Original Wraps. 8vo. 38 pages. 22 cm. First edition. This report offers a profile of the movement for equal rights for women in American Jewry and examines Jewish feminism. Originally published American Jewish Year Book, vol. 77, 1977: 3-40. “Who Has Not Made Me a Man: The Movement for Equal Rights for Women in American Judaism'” a study of the interaction between second generation feminists and American Judaism, has become a classic of American Jewish feminist history. ” - JWA. The author Anne Lepidus Lerner was the first woman Vice Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Subjects: Women in Judaism. Jewish women - United States. Feminism - United States. Feminism. Jewish women. Light wear and soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-10) xxx (ID #35773) $30.00.
  204.  

     

     

     

     

     

  205. Levy, Rabbi Leonard J; Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf. SUNDAY LECTURES BEFORE THE REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL, OCTOBER 18, 1896-APRIL 18, 1897, TENTH SERIES. Philadelphia: S. W. Goodman, 1896. Cloth. 12mo. Collection of lectures by Rabbis Levy and Krauskopf. Some lectures have title pages. Titles of lectures include: Some Questions of the Day (Levy), The Guard Neither Dies or Surrenders (Krauskopf), The Jewish Woman (Levy), Syria and Palestine (Levy), The Best Teacher-Time (Krauskopf), The Best Friend-God (Krauskopf). Includes advertisements, and announcements made by the congregation. Series of shorter lectures and letters at the back of the book by various religious leaders from Philadelphia. Embossed cover. Gilt lettering on binding. Made of pamphlets compiled into one volume; many pamphlets are lightly creased vertically. Beautiful marbled endpapers. Very Good Condition. (AMRN-2-5). (ID #17081) $200.00.
  206.  

     

     

     

     

     

  207. Moise, Penina; Isaac Harby; Et Al. [edited by William Gilmore Simms]. THE CHARLESTON BOOK: A MISCELLANY IN PROSE AND VERSE. Charleston, Samuel Hart, 1845. First edition. Original Publisher’s cloth, 8vo, viii, 404 pages. Includes Penina Moise’s “Miriam” and “The Convict. ” Includes Harby’s “The Fall of Jerusalem. ” The first Jew to publish a book of poetry in the United States—and a woman—Penina Moise (1797-1880) was one of the most prolific and creative writers of poetry on Jewish themes in America. She was also superintendent of the first Jewish religious school in Charleston and many of her poems and songs focused on jewish history and heritage in order to encourage a sense of pride in the Jewish faith of her school-children. Teacher, playwright, literary critic and newspaper editor Isaac Harby (1728-1828) was an early advocate of reforms in Judaism in Charleston, South Carolina. “’Charleston book-seller and Reform Jewish leader Samuel Hart, Sr, proposed that Charlestonians join the trend’” of putting together an anthology of writings by city residents, much as several other cities had done throughout the late 1830s. Simms, the leading literary figure of Charleston, and one of the nation’s most widely-read and celebrated authors, was an easy choice for the project’s editor. Conceived of in 1841, and finally published in 1845, The Charleston Book found little commercial success. Yet, the book is an important document of the vibrant literary scene of mid-century Charleston, one which reveals much about Simms’s understanding of the relationship of his home city and region to the overall intellectual life of the nation” (Moltke-Hansen in Simmons, 2014). A similar copy sold for over USD 1150 at auction in 2014. Wear to boards, lacks the front end paper. Otherwise a solid nice copy, some foxing, in the original publisher's cloth binding. Good Condition. (amr-45-46) (ID #33916) $900.00.
  208.  

     

     

     

     

     

  209. Sanger, Gella. EINIGE HINWEISE AUF DEN MIZWAUS-KREIS DES TAGLICHEN LEBENS. ISHAH EL AHOTAH: SPEZIELL FUR FRAUEN UND MADCHEN. Furth I. Bayern: Verlag Von Simon Sanger,, 1927. Softcover, 30 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. In German, some words in Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish women-- Religious life. Jewish way of life. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Texas). Inscription on title page. Stained pages. Wear to edges and corners of cover. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-15-7) (ID #24277) $75.00.
  210.  

     

     

     

     

     

  211. Schreier, Barbara A. BECOMING AMERICAN WOMEN: CLOTHING AND THE JEWISH IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE, 1880-1920. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1994. 4to. Xiii, 154 pages. Heavily illustrated, some color. First edition. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Chicago Historical Society, Mar. 6, 1994-Jan. 2, 1995; Ellis Island Immigration Museum, New York City, Mar. 15-July 16, 1995; National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, Sept. 10-Dec. 31, 1995. SUBJECT (S): Jewish women – clothing – United States – exhibitions; Jewish women – United States – cultural assimilation – exhibitions; Jewish women – United States – history – exhibitions; Women's clothing – United States – history – exhibitions; Jewish clothing and dress – United States – history – exhibitions. CONTENTS: Introduction; Di alte heym; They don't wear wigs here; Greening out; Mothers and daughters. ISBN: 0913820199. Very good condition. (AMR-34-43) (ID #31528) $30.00.
  212.  

     

     

     

     

     

  213. Weinberg, Sydney Stahl. THE WORLD OF OUR MOTHERS: THE LIVES OF JEWISH IMMIGRANT WOMEN. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988. 8vo. Xxiv, 325 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish women – United States – social conditions; Jewish women – United States – interviews; Jews, Eastern European – United States – social conditions; Immigrants – United States – interviews. CONTENTS: Women of the shtetl; Family relations on the shtetl; Changing times; Leaving home; Reunions and new beginnings; Becoming Americans; Mothers, father, and daughters; Opportunities and obligations; Education: dream and reality; Becoming a person: work and independence; Love and marriage; A question of bread; Looking back. ISBN: 0807817627. Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (AMR-35-13) (ID #31395) $30.00.
  214.  

     

     

    ERETZ ISRAEL AND ZIONISM

     

     

  215. Katvan, Eyal; Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Tamar Trau-Zitnitski. ORKHOT HA-DIN HA-RISHONOT BE-ERETS YISRA’EL, 1930-1948. Tel-Aviv; Universitat Bar-Ilan: Vitso Yisrael, 2009. Original Hardback. 8vo. 108 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. First Women Lawyers (advocates) in pre-State Israel, 1930-1948 – Biographies. Illustrated with facsimile of documents and photographs of women lawyers in pre-state Israel. Subjects: Lawyers - Israel - Biography. Lawyers - Israel - History. Women lawyers - Israel - Biography. Lawyers. Women lawyers. Biography. History. OCLC lists 14 copies. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (WOMEN-1-46) (ID #35757) $50.00.
  216.  

     

     

     

     

     

  217. Katznelson-Shazar, Rachel. VOS ARBETORINS DERTSEYLN: A ERETS-YISROEL BUKH. Tel-aviv, New York: Pioneer Women's Organization, 1931. 8vo. 370 pages. In Yiddish. Photograph illustration plates. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Women – Palestine; Working class women – Palestine; Jewish women – Palestine. Covers a little worn, text clean, good condition. (HEB-3-1) (ID #19138) $100.00.
  218.  

     

     

     

     

     

  219. Silberschlag, Eisig. FROM RENAISSANCE TO RENAISSANCE. [VOLUME] II: HEBREW LITERATURE IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL, 1870 - 1970. New York, Ktav Publishing, 1977. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Ix, 427 pages. 24cm. Series: From Renaissance to Renaissance. CONTENTS: Hebrew Literature in its Ancestral Home --- Singer of the Desacralized Land --- Rediscovery of Landscape --- Poet in Prose --- The Avant-Gardists --- The Neo-Liturgical Poets --- The Poets of Jerusalem --- The Revolutioner of the Hebrew Language: Abraham Shlonsky --- Holocaust --- Dissociation and Discontinuity in Contemporary Hebrew Literature --- Disengaged Poetry --- Mysticism in Poetry --- Poetry and Prose of Women --- The Rediscovery of Oriental Jewry in Hebrew Literature --- The Totality of Jewry in the Works of Hayyim Hazaz --- The Historical Novel --- Contemporary Israel in Contemporary Fiction and Poetry: Jew and Rural Renascence; Peasant and Poet --- Jew and Arab --- Children’s Paradise --- Neglected Areas in Hebrew Literature: Drama, Humor, Criticism --- Hebrew Literature as Source of Untapped Values. SUBJECTS: Hebrew literature, Modern -- History and criticism. Israeli literature -- History and criticism. Publisher’s announcement pamphlet for “World Jewry and the State of Israel” laid in. Bright, clean copy in Very Good Condition with good jacket. (BIBLIOG-28-10) (ID #30103) $30.00.
  220.  

     

     

     

     

     

  221. Super, Arthur Saul. ISRAEL: STATE AND RELIGION. London; H. Pordes, 1949. Original Wraps. 8vo. 27 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “A critique of a burning issue. ” Report which “sets out the difficulties inherent in the relationship between organised religion and State in the new Jewish nation. ” - pg 1. Major discussion of Halacha, Yeshivas, Orthodox positions, the position of women, etc. In the new State of Israel. Rabbi Arthur Saul Super (d. 1979) was born in Britain and studied at Jews College and at the School of Oriental Studies of London University. He also took a degree at Cambridge. In the 1930s he served as rabbi of Shaar Hashamaim in Montreal from 1933-36 and of the United Hebrew Congregation of Leeds, England from 1937-40. Super was an army chaplain during World War 2 and resided in Israel during the 1950s where he worked as a journalist. For a time he was the chief editorial writer and assistant editor of The Jerusalem Post. In 1960 he went to South Africa, where he worked first as editor of the Zionist Record, and later, after his ordination as a Reform rabbi, as Chief Minister of the Johannesburg Progressive Congregation. Subjects: Religion and state - Israel. Religion and state. OCLC lists 16 copies. Pages aged, minor edge wear, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-6-42) (ID #35569) $35.00.
  222.  

     

     

     

     

     

  223. Waagenaar, Sam. WOMEN OF ISRAEL. Tel-Aviv, Lonnie Kahn, 1961. Paper Wraps. 12mo. 46 pages, 112 plates, [7] pages. 19 cm. Title page and captions also in Hebrew (title: “Nashim be-Yisrael”). Includes and introduction about women in Israel, as well as the stories of five specific Israeli women. SUBJECT(S): Women -- Israel -- Pictorial works. Some wear to wraps, especially along the spine. Inscription from previous owner on English title page. Internal pages are tanned, but nice and clean; all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC16-3). (ID #26819) $30.00.
  224.  

     

     

     

     

     

  225. Schoen, Lazar, editor. DIE STIMME DER WAHRHEIT: JAHRBUCH FÜR WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN ZIONISMUS. 1. JAHRGANG (NO MORE PUBLISHED). Wurzburg, N. Philippi, 1905. Cloth. v, 480 pages. In German. "Unter Mitwirkung von Autoritäten aller Konfessionen hrsg. Von Lazar Schön." Scarce, F. Von. Judaea (gedicht) --Geleitwort des herausgebers. --Zum programm des zionismus. --Palästinafragen. --Stimmen über dr, Theodor Herzl. --Für und wider den zionismus. --Christliche stimmen über den zionismus. --Zionismus und kultur. --Zionismus und religion. --Der zionismus und die frauen. --Zur geschichte des zionismus. --Zionistiche literatur. --Vermischtes. Light edgewear. Pages darkened at edges, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (HOLO2-59-6) (ID #26878) $150.00. xx
  226.  

     

     

    FRANCE

     

     

  227. Hyman, Paula. JEWISH FERTILITY IN 19TH CENTURY FRANCE. Leiden: Brill, 1981. 8vo. 18 pages. Inscribed by author. SUBJECT (S): Jews – History -- France. Reprinted from Modern Jewish Fertility. Good condition; corners bent. (FR-1-9) (ID #18279) $35.00.
  228.  

     

     

     

     

     

    GERMAN SPEAKING LANDS

     

     

  229. Varnhagen, Rahel; David Veit; Karl August Varnhagen Von Ense; Ludmilla Assing. BRIEFWECHSEL ZWISCHEN RAHEL UND DAVID VEIT: AUS DEM NACHLASS VARNHAGEN'S VON ENSE. Leipzig; F. A. Brockhaus, 1861. Clothbound. 8vo. XIII, 274; 266 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Two volumes in one book. Bound in quarter leather with decorative boards and gilt lettering on spine, marbled endpages, and cloth bookmark. Title translates as: “Correspondence Between Rahel and David Veit: From the Estate of Varnhagen Von Ense. ” Rahel Varnhagen was a “German writer; born at Berlin June 19, 1771; died there March 7, 1833. Her home life was uncongenial, her father, a wealthy jeweler, being a strong-willed man and ruling his family despotically. She was very intimate with Dorothea and Henriette, daughters of Moses Mendelssohn. Together with them she knew Henriette Herz, with whom she later became most intimately associated, moving in the same intellectual sphere. Rahel's home became the meeting-place of men like Schlegel, Schelling, Steffens, Schack, Schleiermacher, Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, Lamotte-Fouqué, Baron Brückmann, Ludwig Tieck, Jean Paul Richter, and F. Von Gentz. During a visit to Carlsbad in 1795 she was introduced to Goethe, whom she again saw in 1815, at Frankfort-on-the-Main. After the death of her father in 1806 she lived successively in Paris, Frankfort-on-the-Main, Hamburg, Prague, and Dresden. This period was one of misfortune for Germany; Prussia was reduced to a small kingdom and her king was in exile. Secret societies were formed in every part of the country with the object of throwing off the tyranny of Napoleon; Rahel herself belonged to one of these societies. In 1814 she married, in Berlin, Karl August Varnhagen von Ense (b. Feb. 21, 1785, at Düsseldorf; d. At Berlin Oct. 10, 1858), after having been converted to Christianity. At the time of their marriage, Varnhagen, who had fought in the Austrian army against the French, belonged to the Prussian diplomatic corps, and their house at Vienna became the meeting-place of the Prussian delegates to the Vienna Congress. She accompanied her husband in 1815 to Vienna, and in 1816 to Carlsruhe, where he was Prussian representative. After 1819 she again lived in Berlin, where Varnhagen had taken up his residence after having been retired from his diplomatic position. Though not a productive writer herself, Rahel was the center of a circle of eminent writers, scholars, and artists in the Prussian capital. A few of her essays appeared in print in "Das Morgenblatt, " "Das Schweizerische Museum, " and "Der Gesellschafter, " and in 1830 her "Denkblätter einer Berlinerin" was published in Berlin. Her correspondence with David Veit and with Varnhagen von Ense was published in Leipsic, in 1861 and 1874-75 respectively. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Ludmilla Assing was also a “German authoress; born in Hamburg Feb. 22, 1821; died March 25, 1880, in Florence, Italy. She was the daughter of Dr. David Assing and Rosa Maria Assing, sister of Varnhagen von Ense. After the death of her parents she removed to Berlin to reside with her uncle Varnhagen. While in his house she formed the acquaintance of several noted men and women of that time, among whom were Alexander von Humboldt, Prince Pückler-Muskau, Bettina von Arnim, and many others. In 1861 she took up her residence in Florence, where she passed the rest of her life. She married a lieutenant of the Italian army, Cavaliere Grimelli, from whom she was divorced two years later (1875). Ludmilla founded in Florence a public school, in which instruction in German was compulsory. Toward the close of her life she became afflicted with brain trouble, from which she never recovered, her death occurring in the insane asylum of San Bonifazio, Florence. As a writer, Ludmilla Assing belonged to the school of Varnhagen. Her literary activity was chiefly directed toward biography. She translated from the Italian Mazzini's works (Hamburg, 1868, 2 vols.), and the works of Piero Cironi. She wrote also in Italian. The posthumous works of her uncle were edited by her, and for this she was sentenced, in 1863, to eight months', and again, in 1864, to two years', imprisonment by the Prussian government for disrespect to the king and queen, because the works of Varnhagen that were published under her direction disclosed some scandals of the court. As she was residing in Florence at that time, the intended punishment did not affect her. She was pardoned, however, in 1866, but she preferred, nevertheless, to remain in Italy. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Authors, German -- 19th century -- Correspondence. Intellectuals -- Germany -- Correspondence. Jewish women -- Germany -- Correspondence. Varnhagen, Rahel, 1771-1833 -- Correspondence. Veit, David, 1771-1814 -- Correspondence. Germany -- Intellectual life. Light wear to covers. Lightly bumped corners. Pages very clean and fresh, with occasional light spotting in margin and occasional signs of aging. Very good condition. (GER-40-8) (ID #29061) $100.00.
  230.  

     

     

     

     

     

  231. Bato, Ludwig. DIE JUDEN IM ALTEN WIEN. Wien [Vienna]; Phaidon-Verlag, 1928. FT) Clothbound. 12mo. 262 pages. 20 cm. First Edition. In German. Red cloth bound with gilt lettering, red ribbon page marker, frontispiece portrait of Samuel Oppenheimer, and a half dozen plates of portraits. "The Jews in Old Vienna“, written by the journalist Ludwig Bato, is a history that deals with the impact of the Enlightenment, Jewish letters, politics, and salons, the long road to equality of religion, and the role of Jewish women in the social life of Vienna. Subjects: Jews -- Austria -- Vienna -- History. Vienna (Austria) -- Ethnic relations. Stamps of Bibliothek Des Israel Bohemia Bnai Brith on endpages and on titlepage, with pencil and pen numbering marks on endpages. Covers lightly soiled, in excellent condition. Pages clean and fresh. Near fine condition. (GER-33-10) (ID #28806) $30.00.
  232.  

     

     

     

     

     

  233. Berliner, Cora. DIE ORGANISATION DER JÜDISCHEN JUGEND IN DEUTSCHLAND; EIN BEITRAG ZUR SYSTEMATIK DER JUGENDPFLEGE UND JUGENDBEWEGUNG. Berlin; Verband Der Jüdischen Jugendvereine Deutschlands, 1916. Original Wraps. 8vo. 67, [1] pages. 23 cm. Edition. In German. 'The Organization of Jewish Youth in Germany: a contribution to the classification of youth care and the youth movement'. Written as a dissertation at Heidelberg. Cora Berliner (1890-1942) “was an economist and social scientist who held leadership positions in several major Jewish organizations in Germany between 1910 and 1942. From 1912 to 1914, she was the secretary of the Association of Jewish Youth Organizations in Germany (Verband der Jüdischen Jugendvereine Deutschlands—VJJD), and from 1922 to 1924 she headed the organization. During her term of office, she consistently advocated for the rights of Jewish girls. As the Nazis came to power she was active in the League of Jewish Women (Jüdischer Frauenbund, JFB). Beginning in September, 1933 she held an important position in the Reich Representation of German Jews (Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden). One of her biographers even surmised that she was temporarily the secretary of this organization. Subjects: Jews - Germany - History. Youth - Germany - Societies, etc. Jews. Youth - Societies, etc. OCLC lists 22 copies. Previous owners signature on title page; light soiling and edge wear to wraps, rear wrap loose, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (GER-44-31) (ID #33766) $100.00.
  234.  

     

     

     

     

     

  235. Blumenthal, Ilse Weiss. BEGEGNUNGEN MIT ELSE LASKER-SCHUELER, NELLY SACHS, LEO BAECK, MARTIN BUBER. New York; Privatdruck Fuer Die Freunde Der Women's Auxiliary Des Leo Baeck Instituts, 1977. Original Wraps. 8vo. 30 pages. 23 cm. First edition. "Die Wiedergabe eines Vortrages, den ich am 25. Oktober 1976 im Rahmen der Veranstaltungen der Women's Auxiliary des Leo Baecks Institutes gehalten habe. " Privately published personal reminiscences and correspondence with outstanding figures of German-Jewish letters and thought. Contains 3 plates of photographs. Subjects: Blumenthal, Ilse (Weiss), 1899-. Lasker-Schüler, Else, 1869-1945. Sachs, Nelly. Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956. Buber, Martin, 1878-1965. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-4) (ID #35767) $30.00.
  236.  

     

     

     

     

     

  237. Lestschinsky, Jacob. DAS WIRTSCHAFTLICHE SCHICKSAL DES DEUTSCHEN JUDENTUMS: AUFSTIEG, WANDLUNG, KRISE, AUSBLICK. 1932. [Berlin? ]: Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Deutschen Juden: Hauptstelle für Jüdische Wanderfürsorge, 1932. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 172 pages. 24 cm. In German. Includes the chapter, "Die jüdische Frau im Wirtschaftsleben. " Series: Schriften der Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Deutschen Juden und der Hauptstelle für Jüdische Wanderfürsorge, Nr. 7; SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Politics and government. Jews -- Social conditions. Jews -- Germany. Light wear, title penned on spine, Good+ Condition. (G-1-5) (ID #15962) $50.00.
  238.  

     

     

     

     

     

  239. Pappenheim, Bertha. ALLERLEI GESCHICHTEN, MAASSE-BUCH; BUCH DER SAGEN UND LEGENDEN AUS TALMUD UND MIDRASCH NEBST VOLKSERZA¨HLUNGEN IN JU¨DISCH-DEUTSCHER SPRACHE. Frankfurt Am Main; J. Kauffmann, 1929. Original marbled boards. 8vo. 346 pages. 21 cm. First edition. First German translation of the Mayse-Bukh. 'All sorts of stories, Mayse-Bukh; books of myths and legends from the Talmud and Midrash, together with folk narratives in Judeo-German'. Translated and edited, with notes, from the Amsterdam 1723 edition, by Bertha Pappenheim (1859–1936), “social worker and leader of the German Jewish feminist movement. ” - EJ 2008. With a foreword by I Elbogen; issued by the Ju¨dischen Frauenbund (Jewish Women's Federation). The Mayse Bukh (Book of Stories) “is a vast anonymous collection of stories and folktales, legends and oral traditions handed down from generation to generation orally and later recorded in writing in Yiddish. The book contains much from the talmudic aggadah and Midrash, here translated into the vernacular and copied and recopied by various writers who also adapted and judaized material from other traditions. ” - EJ 2008. This edition attractively bound in marbled boards, gilt title, blue ink title page. Subjects: Tales, Jewish. Jewish legends. Exempla. Ma'aseh book. German. Light soiling to boards and outer edges, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-45-8) (ID #33814) $40.00.
  240.  

     

    INDIA

     

     

  241. THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 1 NUMBER 1). 1998. Softcover, 8vo, Volume 1 Number 1 (April 1998), 110 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- India -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Relations -- Hinduism -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Relations -- Buddhism -- Periodicals. Hinduism -- Relations -- Judaism -- Periodicals. Buddhism -- Relations -- Judaism -- Periodicals. Israel -- Relations -- India -- Periodicals. India -- Relations -- Israel -- Periodicals. Title from cover. “…grants from the Publications Fund Committee of the University of Saskatchewan, and the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Religious Studies, and Institute for Judaic Studies of Florida International University...” Vols. For Apr. 1998- issued by: Dept. Of Religious Studies, University of Saskatchewan and Dept. Of Religious Studies, Florida International University. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud.; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of Buddhism” by Norbert M. Samuelson. “Buddhism on Rosenzweig” by Bibhuti S. Yadav. “Hindu Nationalism and the Israeli Experience” by Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn. “Crossing Borders, Maintaining Boundaries: The Life and Times of Farha, a Woman of the Baghdadi Jewish Diaspora (1870-1958) ” by Jael Silliman. Very good condition. (Sef-33-28) (ID #25333) $30.00.
  242.  

     

     

     

     

     

  243. THE JOURNAL OF INDO-JUDAIC STUDIES (VOLUME 4). 2001. Softcover, 8vo, Volume 4 (June 2001), 140 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud.; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Till the Women Finish Singing: Historical Overview of Cochin Jewish Women’s Malayalam Songs” by Barbara C. Johnson. “Differing Intentions in Vedic and Jewish Sacrifice” by Kathryn McClymond. “India and the Land of Israel: Between Jews and Indians in Ancient Times” by Meir Bar Ilan. “Jewish Traders in the Indian Ocean—Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries: A Review of Published Documents from the Cairo Genizah” by Brian Weinstein. “The Camp for Polish Refugee Children at Balachadi, Nawanagar” by Kenneth X. Robbins. Very good condition. (Sef-33-23) (ID #25328) $30.00.
  244.  

     

     

     

     

     

  245. Daniel, Ruby; Barbara C Johnson. RUBY OF COCHIN: AN INDIAN JEWISH WOMAN REMEMBERS. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society, 1995. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXVI, 211 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Ruby of Cochin is the first book written by a Jewish woman from Cochin. It is a rich description of Jewish life on the Southwest Coast of India, spanning many centuries. It is the story of one woman – yet it is also the story of all the Jews of Cochin, from the earliest settlements, when the Maharajah granted the Jews their land and privileged status, until today, when a transplanted Cochin community is finding new life in Israel. The book is written with a distinctive storyteller's voice and contains historical legends, ghost tales, colorful renditions of Jewish celebrations in Cochin, and translations of women's songs from Malayalam, the language of the Cochin Jews. ” - From the Jacket. Subjects: Jews - India - Cochin - Biography. Jewish women - India - Cochin - Biography. Jews - India - Cochin - Social life and customs. Juifs - Inde -- Cochin (Kerala) -- Biographies. Jewish women. Daniel, Ruby, 1912-. Light shelf wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-56) (ID #35191) $30.00.
  246.  

     

     

     

     

     

  247. Silliman, Jael. JEWISH PORTRAITS - INDIAN FRAMES: WOMEN'S NARRATIVES FROM A DIASPORA OF HOPE. Calcutta, Seagull Books Pvt. Ltd, 2001. Cloth, 8vo, x, 198 pages. Includes illustrations, references & index. 23cm. An invaluable cultural document shaped from personal exploration, through the lives of four generations of Baghdadi Jewish women, of a social and cultural history of Baghdadi Jews in Calcutta, India. The author discovers, through the lives of her fore-mothers, how, despite being widely dispersed across Asia, they 'dwelled in travelling', creating a moving geography of Baghdadi Jewish culture. We see how they negotiate multiple identities, including that of emergent Indian nationalism, and how they perceive and shape their Jewishness and their gender in response to changing cultural and political contexts. This book also traces the trajectory of a Jewish presence in one of the most hospitable cities of the Diaspora. These rich family portraits convey a sense of the singular roles women played in building and sustaining a complex Diaspora in what Silliman calls 'Jewish Asia' over the past 150 years. Her sketches of the everyday lives of her foremothers-from the social and political relationships they forged to the food they ate and the clothes they wore-bring to life a community and a culture, even as they disclose the unexpected and subtle complexities of the colonial encounter as experienced by Jewish women. Contents include: Acknowledgements Preface: Narratives of Diaspora; 1. Introduction: Indian and Colonial Frames; 2. Farha: Crossing Borders, Maintaining Boundaries; 3. Mary: Coming Home to the Mound of Olives; 4. Flower: Meeting India at the Midnight Hour; 5. Jael: Indian Portrait, Jewish Frame; & 6. Conclusion: Dwelling in Travelling. Silliman, born into the Baghdadi Jewish community of Calcutta, was educated at Loreto House, a Catholic school in Calcutta, and later at a boarding school in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. A scholarship took her to Wellesley College. She continued her graduate studies at Harvard University and the University of Texas at Austin, and received her doctoral degree in International Education at Columbia University. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Women's Studies department at the University of Iowa. Her publications include the co-editorship of Dangerous Intersections: Feminist Perspectives on Population, Environment and Development and the forthcoming Sex, Race and Surveillance: Feminist Perspectives from the US, as well as numerous articles in the area of gender and economic development, and third world women's movements. ISBN: 8170461987. (SEF-50-8) (ID #11164) $40.00.
  248.  

     

    SEPHARDIM

     

     

  249. Lavender, Abraham D. A COAT OF MANY COLORS: JEWISH SUBCOMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1977. Cloth, 8vo, xiii, 324 pages, 25 cm. Series: Contributions in family studies, no. 1. Includes bibliographical references and index. Includes tables. Subjects: Jews -- Social conditions. Jews -- Social conditions. Jewish women. Sephardim. United States -- Social conditions 1960-1980. ISSN 083719539X. LCCN 77-71865. Ex library copy with usual marks. Very good condition. (ComHist-7-5) (ID #19932) $45.00.
  250.  

     

     

     

     

     

  251. Yovel, Yirmiyahu. THE NEW OTHERNESS: MARRANO DUALITIES IN THE FIRST GENERATION. San Francisco: Swig Judaic Studies Program, University of San Francisco, 1999. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 14 pages. Sections include: Introduction; The New Otherness; The Judaizers; Women as "Semi-Rabbis; " Interiority & Hope; Dialectical Paradoxes and Reversals; The Assimilated; The Drifters and Accommodators; Nostalgia vs. Hope; The Determined Neophytes; Marrano Anti-Judaism; The Spiritual Seekers; The This Worldly, the Skeptics, and the Heretics: The Career Seekers: an Early Individualism; The Proto-Universalists; Secularism and the Crisis of Transcendence. SUBJECT (S): Jews - Spain; Marranos - Spain; Christian converts from Judaism. OCLC lists 14 copies. Binding is paperback. Back has an address sticker and postal stamp. Very Good condition. (SEF-5-18). Xx (ID #17906) $30.00.
  252.  

     

     

    SYNAGOGU E SEATING

     

     

  253. Lamm, Norman. SEPARATE PEWS IN THE SYNAGOGUE: A SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH. New York; Rabbinical Council Of America, 1959. Original Wraps. 8vo. 12 pages. 21 cm. Offprint. Discusses “the problem of 'mixed pews' verses 'separate pews' in the synagogue” - p.1. The author argues for the validity of separate seating for men and women. Printed in Bruges, St. Catherine Press. Offprint from: Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 1959), pp. 141-164, Rabbinical Council of America. Subjects: Orthodox Judaism. Synagogue – Pews. None listed on OCLC for the offprint. Light age and soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-18) (ID #35782) $30.00.
  254.  

     

     

     

     

     

  255. shearith israel. COLLECTION OF PAPERS FROM CONGREGATION SHEARITH ISRAEL, NEW YORK. A series of papers connected to a controversy in 1997 over changes in the board of Trustees, and in 2004 over changes in the seating plan of the Synagogue which would have allowed both women and men to sit on the main floor, changing a tradition that dates back to the consecration of the original synagogue building on Mill Street in 1730. Extensively researched reports submitted by a congregant on the history of the rituals around seating at Shearith Israel, and the importance of continuity of their traditions. He argues that this change would move the service away from its unique Western Sephardic style, and closer to that of Modern Orthodoxy, an Ashkenazi movement. Also included are various papers connected to celebrations and special events at the Synagogue, and brochures on the building’s history, legacy and capital campaign. Some papers are folded. 24 items. Very good condition. (SEF-35-21) (ID #25385) $175.00.
  256.  

     

    HALACHA

     

     

  257. [Women Shochets] Berman, Jeremiah Joseph. SHEHITAH: A STUDY IN THE CULTURAL AND SOCIAL LIFE OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE. New York: Bloch Pub. Co, 1941. Original Cloth. 8vo. 514 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Classic halakhic work on shehitah, and a major historical and social survey of the role of the Shohet, meat, and anti-shehitah legislation. Part three contains a history of Kosher slaughter in New York since the colonial times. With a chapter on Women Shohets, in Talmudic times and more recently in Italy. Rabbi Jeremiah Joseph Bermam (1902-1955), graduated from City College and JTSA, was Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El of Rochester, served as a member of the New York State Kashruth Board, on the executive board of the Mizrachi Organization of America, and was a contributor to the American Jewish Historical Society and the YIVO. Subjects: Shehitah. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (RAB-58-26) xxx (ID #34465) $80.00.
  258.  

     

     

     

     

     

  259. Neusner, Jacob. A HISTORY OF THE MISHNAIC LAW OF WOMEN. PART 5, THE MISHNAIC SYSTEM OF WOMEN (ONLY). Leiden, Brill, 1980. Cloth. 8vo. Xxiii, 281 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity, 33, 5. Jacob Neusner is the Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. Having published more than 900 books and innumerable articles he is the most published humanities scholar in the world. He holds fourteen academic medals and prizes, as well as numerous other academic awards. In this work, Neusner examines the historical sequence of the development of how the division of Women takes place, and how they fit into the larger world-view expressed by Mishnah. ISBN: 9004060790. 9789004060791. SUBJECT (S): Droit juif -- Histoire. Femmes -- Statut juridique (droit juif) -- Histoire. Mariage -- Droit juif -- Histoire. Title Subject: Michna -- Histoire. Index. No margin notes or underlining. Very good condition. (BRILL 3-5) (ID #25884) $40.00.
  260.  

     

    AGUNOT

     

     

  261. Epstein, Louis M.; Ben Tsiyon Alkala'i. לשאלת העגונה LI-SHE’ELAT HA-`AGUNAH. New York: No Publisher, 1940. 8vo. 272 pages. 1st edition. In Hebrew. Presentation copy, inscribed by author. An Important work. SUBJECT(S): Agunahs. Abandoned wives. Epstein (1887-1949) was an American "Conservative rabbi and authority on Jewish marriage law. [He] was born in Anyksciai, Lithuania. When his father, Rabbi Ezriel Epstein, went to the United States to accept a pulpit, he left his son behind to study at the yeshivah in Slobodka. He graduated from Columbia University and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York in 1913. He served in various congregations in Dallas, Texas, and Toledo, Ohio, before assuming the leadership of Beth Hamedrosh Hagdol in Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1918 and then becoming rabbi of Kehilath Israel in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he served for the remainder of his career. Epstein was president of the Rabbinical Assembly and chairman of its committee on Jewish Law. He was instrumental in framing various proposals in Jewish law, the best known being a method of solving the agunah problem published in his Li-She'elat ha-Agunah. Under Epstein's proposal, the husband would authorize the wife to act as his agent for the purpose of a get. This innovation was accepted by his colleagues but was abandoned by the Rabbinical Assembly because of the opposition of the Orthodox rabbinate and of some members of the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary. " (EJ, 2007) Wear at spine and corners, good+ condition. (RAB-20-15) (ID #21774) $80.00.
  262.  

     

     

     

     

     

  263. Grade, Chaim. THE AGUNAH. New York: Twayne Publishers; Indianapolis: Distributed By Bobbs-Merrill, 1974. Original Cloth. 8vo. 265 pages. 22 cm. First English edition. Translation of Di 'agune. Translated from the Yiddish and with an introduction by Curt Leviant. "Di Agune ('The Abandoned Wife, ' 1961; Heb. Trans. 1962; Eng. Trans. 1974), depicts all segments of Jewish Vilna between the wars. " - EJ 2008. "Grade's novel Di agune (1961; The Agunah) concerns an Orthodox woman whose husband is missing in action in wartime and who, according to Orthodox Jewish law, is forbidden to remarry, lest she enter into an adulterous union. " - Encyclopedia Brittanica. Subjects: Yiddish fiction - Translations into English. Yiddish fiction. Translations. Very good condition in vg jacket. A beautiful copy. (YID-21-54) (ID #35348) $100.00.
  264.  

     

     

     

     

     

  265. Grade, Chaim. DI AGUNE: ROMAN [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Los-Andzsheles; Yidish-Natsyonaln Arbeter-Farband; New York: Hoypt-Farkoyf, Cyco-Bicher Farlag, 1961. Original Cloth. 8vo. 326 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. "Di Agune ('The Abandoned Wife, ' 1961; Heb. Trans. 1962; Eng. Trans. 1974), depicts all segments of Jewish Vilna between the wars. " - EJ 2008. "Grade's novel Di agune (1961; The Agunah) concerns an Orthodox woman whose husband is missing in action in wartime and who, according to Orthodox Jewish law, is forbidden to remarry, lest she enter into an adulterous union. " - Encyclopedia Brittanica. Subjects: Agunahs – Fiction. Agunahs. Fiction. Endpages wavy from water damage, some pages outer edges wavy from water damage, otherwise clean and fresh. Good - condition. (YID-21-53) (ID #35347) $75.00.
  266.  

     

     

    MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

     

     

  267. Moses, Samuel Ben David; Asher Anshel Grünwald. קיצור נחלת שבעה...מלוקט מספר נחלת שבעה שחיבר שמואל במו״ה דוד הלוי ... וצרפתי אליו סדר ברכת אירוסין ונשואין וקצת דינים הנחוצים להם [המלקט] אשר אנשיל גרונוואלד. KIZOR NAHALAT SHIVʻAH. Avzarar: M. S. Gellis, 1926. 12mo. 48 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Marriage (Jewish law); Divorce (Jewish law); Forms (Jewish law). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTSA). Ex library, pages tanned, boards rather worn, hinges repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-9) (ID #24369) $65.00.
  268.  

     

     

     

     

     

  269. [Divorce] Dünner, Lasar (Köln). SHISHAH SEDREI GET VE-CHALITSAH. DER JÜDISCHE SCHEIDUNGSAKT; AGENDE ZUM GEBRAUCH BEI EHESCHEIDUNGEN. AUF GRUND DES ש״עא״ה INS DEUTSCHE ÜBERTRAGEN UND UNTER QUELLENANGABE ZUSAMMENGESTELLT UND BEARB. 1927. 1st edition. Period cloth, 8vo, viii, 101 pages. Anhang. “Wortlaut des scheidebriefes": SUBJECT (S): Divorce -- Jews. Board bowing slightly, otherwise Very Good Condition. (women-4-6) (ID #35819) $70.00.
  270.  

     

     

     

     

     

  271. Buchholz, Paul. DIE FAMILIE IN RECHTLICHER UND MORALISCHER BEZIEHUNG NACH MOSAISCH-TALMUDISCHER LEHRE. Breslau; Schletter'sche Buchhandlung, 1867. Period Boards. 8vo. 138 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German. 'Legal and Moral relations of the Family according to Jewish Law'. Written by Paul Buchholz (1837-1892); chief rabbi of Friesland. “Buchholz was the author of a small work on the legal and moral relations of the family according to Jewish law, 'Die Familie in Rechtlicher und Moralischer Beziehung nach Mosaisch-Talmudischer Lehre' (Breslau, 1867); and some of his more important speeches and lectures were published by him or by his friends. ” - 1906 EJ. Subjects: Domestic relations (Jewish law). Families. OCLC lists 8 copies. Endpages foxed; light soiling through. Boards worn. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-50) (ID #35763) $45.00.
  272.  

     

     

     

     

     

  273. Epstein, Louis M, 1887-1949. THE JEWISH MARRIAGE CONTRACT: A STUDY IN THE STATUS OF THE WOMAN IN JEWISH LAW. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1927. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 316 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Substantial study on Jewish Marriage and the Status of Women in Halakha through an analysis of the Ketubah. Covers Mohar, Samaritan Marriage law, Divorce, etc. Contains Hebrew index. Louis M. Epstein (1887–1949), “U. S. Conservative rabbi and authority on Jewish marriage law. … Epstein was president of the Rabbinical Assembly (1922–25) and chairman of its committee on Jewish Law (1936–40). Epstein wrote The Jewish Marriage Contract (1927), Marriage Laws in the Bible and Talmud (1942), and Sex Laws and Customs in Judaism (1948). His scholarly attainments made him a leading figure in the Conservative movement. He was instrumental in framing various proposals in Jewish law, the best known being a method of solving the agunah problem published in his Li-She'elat ha-Agunah (1940). Under Epstein's proposal, the husband would authorize the wife to act as his agent for the purpose of a get. This innovation was accepted by his colleagues but was abandoned by the Rabbinical Assembly because of the opposition of the Orthodox rabbinate and of some members of the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Ketubah. Marriage (Jewish law) Women (Jewish law) Women - Legal status, laws, etc. Light edge wear to cloth; very clean and fresh; pages uncut, never before read. Very good + condition. (WOMEN-1-49) (ID #35760) $30.00.
  274.  

     

     

     

     

     

  275. Friedman, Mordechai Akiva. ריבוי נשים בישראל : מקורות חדשים מגניזת קהיר RIBUI NASHIM BE-YISRA’EL: MEKOROT HADASHIM MI-GENIZAT KAHIR. Yerushalayim; Mosad Byalik Be-Shitufim Bet-Ha-Sefer Le-Mada’e Ha-Yahadut’a. Sh. Hayim Rozenberg, Universitat Tel-Aviv, 1986. Original Cloth. 8vo. 23, 380, [80] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Jewish Polygyny in the Middle Ages, New Documents from the Cairo Genizah. With 80 pages of facsimiles. Subjects: Polygamy (Jewish law) - History - To 1500 - Sources. Jews - Egypt - Social conditions - Sources. Jews - Palestine - Social conditions - Sources. Cairo Genizah. Law, Medieval. Genizah. Jews - Social conditions. Law, Medieval. Polygamy (Jewish law). Light edge wear to jacket. Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition in Good Jacket. (WOMEN-1-47) (ID #35758) $100.00.
  276.  

     

     

     

     

     

  277. Levy, Felix A. 1884-1963. JUDAISM AND MARRIAGE. Cincinnati; Tract Commission, [1930s]. Original Wraps. 12mo. 19 pages. 17 cm. First edition. Jewish tracts, no. 19; Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Tract Commission. Short essay on Jewish marriage rites and customs, with an analysis of the Halakhic interpretation in Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative Jewish Marriage laws, and includes a short section on divorce. Felix A. Levy (1884-1963), graduate of Hebrew Union College, Rabbi at Emanuel Congregation of Chicago, served on the Board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis Subjects: Marriage - Religious aspects - Judaism. Jewish marriage customs and rites. Light edge wear, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-48) (ID #35759) $30.00.
  278.  

     

     

     

     

     

  279. Rabin, Shemuel Aharon. ספר בית אהרן : קצת חדושים על ש״ע אה״ע הלכות גיטין עם משפטי גיטין והוא קיצור דינים ... ואיזה שו״ת השייכים להלכה זו SEFER BET AHARON: KETSAT HIDUSHIM ‘AL SH. ‘A. E. HA-‘E. HILKHOT GITIN ‘IM MISHPATE GITIN VE-HU KITSUR DINIM... VE-EZEH SH. U-T. HA-SHAYAKHIM LE-HALAKHAH ZO. Lemberg: Bi-Defus Avraham Yitshak Mankish, 1876. Hardcover, Folio, 81 leaves, 38cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Divorce (Jewish Law). Karo, Joseph, 1488-1575. Even ha-Ezer -- Commentaries. 1876, printing date. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Mishpate gitin; Beth Aron; OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Spertus Inst, UCLA), none east of Illinois. Spertus keeps their copy in their Katzin Rare Book Collection. Wear to edges of pages and binding. Chipping and bumped cover corners. Light browning to edges of pages. Wear to cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-13-5) (ID #25797) $165.00.
  280.  

     

     

     

     

     

  281. Grodzinsky, Henry [Tzvi Hirsch Grodzinsky]. ספר מקוה ישראל : הלכות מקואות SEFER MIKVEH YISRAEL: HILKHOT MIKVAOT. Chicago: Ginzburg, 1898. 4to. 110 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. Early work of Halacha, dealing with the laws of Mikveh and feminine purity, published in the United States. The author, who was Rabbi of Omaha, Nebraska for almost sixty years (1892 to 1949), was a cousin of R. Chaim Ozer Grodzenski of Vilna. SUBJECT(S): Mikveh. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Jewish Theological Seminary of America). Bound in modern paper cover. Pages lightly tanned. Good condition. (HEB-19-20) (ID #26760) $200.00.
  282.  

     

     

     

     

     

  283. Smithline, Jacob. SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF SEXUAL PURIFICATION: THE BATH OF IMMERSION (MIKVAH). New York: The Jewish Forum, 1930. Stapled paper covers, 8 pages. Reprinted from Jewish Forum, June, 1930. By Jacob Smithline, M. D. A classic essay on the scientific and psychological views of the ritual of mikvah. Edgwear and small tears to pages and some pieces missing from cover, not obscuring text. Non- archival tape on spine. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (Yale and Nat. Lib. Of Israel) Good – condition. (ART-13-4) (ID #30547) $30.00.
  284.  

     

     

     

    SEX

     

     

  285. Rosenak, Leopold. ZUR BEKAMPFUNG DES MADCHENHANDELS. REFERAT, ERSTATTET IN DER RABBINVERSAMMLUNG ZU FRANKFURT A.M, AM 7. JULI 1902. Frankfurt A. M, J. Kauffmann,, 1903. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 14 pages, 8vo. In German. SUBJECT (S): Prostitution. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, Hebrew Union, Bayerische, Nat Lib of Israel). Light wear. Pages 10-14 text cut off at edge. Slight sunning to edges of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-16-2) (ID #24312) $95.00.
  286.  

     

     

     

     

     

  287. Friedman, Zevi Hirsch. TSEVI HEMED: KUNTRES RISHON: KOAH HA-TORAH. New York: The Friedman Art Press, 1924. Narrow folio. 36 leaves. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Responsa – 1800-1948; Sex – religious aspects – Judaism; Husband and wife – religious aspects – Judaism. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Stanford, NY Public Library). Marbled edges. Bumped upper corner, good condition. Scarce. (MX-20-18) (ID #21572) $200.00.
  288.  

     

     

     

     

     

    KETUBOT

     

     

  289. Sabar, Shalom. KETUBBAH: JEWISH MARRIAGE CONTRACTS OF THE HEBREW UNION COLLEGE SKIRBALL MUSEUM AND KLAU LIBRARY. Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society, 1990. Original Cloth. 4to. XX, 417 pages. 31 cm. First edition. The illustrated Ketubbah is a unique artifact of Judaica. It is, first of all, a legal document virtually unchanged since talmudic times, but it is also an artistic expression of aesthetic tastes and social mores from centuries of Jewish wandering and just as much a part of today's Jewish wedding ceremonies as it was hundreds of years ago. This gorgeous collection of kettubim includes 48 color plates and 124 black and white photographs. Subjects: Ketubah - Catalogs. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Catalogs. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Catalogs. Joodse handschriften. Huwelijkscontracten. Hebrew Union College Skirball Museum - Catalogs. Library – Catalogs. Clean and fresh in very good jacket. Great condition. (ART-23-5) (ID #33446) $30.00.
  290.  

     

     

     

     

     

  291. Davidovitch, David; Cecil Roth; Y Yoresh; Avigail Yoresh. הכתובה בעיטורים HA-KETUBAH BE-‘ITURIM / THE KETUBA: JEWISH MARRIAGE CONTRACTS THROUGH THE AGES. Tel-Aviv; E. Levin-Epshtein, 1968. Publishers cloth. Folio. 116 pages. 34 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering, in illustrated dustjacket, housed in red boards, inserted into case made of boards with printed wraps. “The Ketuba: Jewish marriage contracts through the ages. ” Written by David Davidovitch, with a foreword by Cecil Roth, and designed by Avigail and Itshak Yoresh. This exceedingly detailed volume both outlines the community and rabbinic history and practice of the Ketuba, with 18 facsimile full page color illustrated pastedown reproductions, as well as dozens more black and white illustrations, also showing other facets of marriage rites, including contemporary photographs and illuminated manuscripts depicting the elaborate weddings of Yemenite Jews. The Ketubbah; “a document recording the financial obligations which the husband undertakes toward his wife in respect of, and consequent to, their marriage, obligations which in principle are imposed on him by law. … Most Jewish communities have followed the custom of decorating the ketubbah. An Ashkenazi ketubbah from Krems. Austria, dated 1392, shows that illumination was usual among Ashkenazi communities during the Middle Ages. However, the best-known illuminated ketubbot, which date from the 16th century onward, were from Italy, certain Sephardi communities, and from Near and Far Eastern Jewry. Richly illuminated ketubbot, which date from the 17th and 18th centuries, are from Italy, Corfu, the Balkans, and Gibraltar. They are written on parchment and the text is usually bordered by an illuminated frame, depicting a variety of decorative themes in many bright colors. The frame, which is sometimes divided into a diptych, is often illustrated with biblical or mythological motifs, portraits of the bride and groom in contemporary costume, family coats of arms, symbols representing conjugal bliss, and even nude figures. Typical Jewish symbols were used, such as the hands forming the priestly blessing, a sign that the groom was from a family of kohanim, or a ewer and basin indicating a levite. Sometimes, the biblical figures represented in the ketubbah symbolize the bride or groom's name; thus a scene from the life of Joseph might mean that the groom's name was Joseph, a scene from the Book of Ruth that the bride's name was Ruth. Dutch Sephardi ketubbot of the same period are distinguished by their delicate ornamental engraving. They were mainly executed on parchment and are in the best Dutch copper-engraving tradition. An outstanding example is a 1658 Rotterdam ketubbah, executed by Shalom Italia, a copper engraver from Mantua who emigrated to Holland. This ketubbah is rich in biblical motifs. Another famous copperengraved ketubbah, dating from the late 17th century, is decorated with flowers and allegorical figures in the typical Dutch-Jewish contemporary manner. The border contains the date 1693, commemorating the year of the death of the renowned Amsterdam rabbi, Isaac Aboab de Fonseca. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Ketubah in art. Light shelf wear to outer case, otherwise fine. Great condition. (ART-18-37B)xx (ID #30610) $30.00.
  292.  

     

     

     

     

     

  293. Karlin, Aryeh. תורת אבן העזר : לשלחן ערוך אבן העזר הלכות כתובות TORAT EVEN HA-EZER: LE-SHULHAN ARUKH EVEN HA-EZER HILKHOT KETUBOT. Yerushalayim: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1950. Cloth, 25, 237 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Ketubah. Named Person: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim. Even ha-ezer -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references. Wear and stain on the cover. Stained pages. Page 231 slight chippings, otherwise, very good condition. (k-rab-2-1) (ID #21600) $30.00.
  294.  

     

     

     

     

    ART

     

     

  295. Kohler, Rose. THE SPIRIT OF THE SYNAGOGUE. Large American bronze plaque, No Date (1921). Bronze circular plaque with Biblical verse: “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Isiah 56:7). Featuring several low-relief ritual synagogue scenes, including the blowing of the shofar, the blessing of the lulav, the reading of the Torah, and a Priestly blessing. With a central female allegorical figure holding a Torah scroll. Hebrew Decalogue at top and Hebrew “Sh’ma Yisra’el” at side. 12.25 inches in diameter, with hanger on rear. An article in the May 21, 1921 Reform Advocate about the piece relates that it was “designed to represent the Synagog [sic] as a contrast to a panel recently painted for the Boston Library, wherein the Synagog [sic] was outrageously misrepresented as a disheveled old woman. In the present plaque the Synagog is symbolized as a radiant young women and the accompanying symbolization reflects the Jewish spirit as buoyant and continuously unfolding its message that ‘My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations.’” The Artist, Rose Kohler, was the daughter of Reform movement leader Kaufmann Kohler, and the granddaughter of Reform leader David Einhorn. The Jewish Women’s Archive notes that “Kohler’s best-known works include…The Spirit of the Synagogue, a detailed medallion with an inscription that reads ‘My House shall be called a House of Prayer for all peoples,’ replicas of which can be found in religious centers throughout the country…. She wrote many articles on the origins and development of Jewish art.” (JWA, 2015). See also Who Was Who in American Art (1985). Very Good Condition (women-4-15) $750.00
  296.  

     

     

     

  297. • Mintz, Sharon Liberman. Charm, Havva. Deitsch, Elka. IMAGE AND IMPRESSION: RARE PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA /. New York: Library Of The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America,, 2002. ISBN: 0873340892Paper Wrappers, Square 8vo (8-1/4" X 8-3/4"), 127 pages. Illustrations on every leaf, some in color. 22 cm. Contents: Sanctuary and synagogue: the experience of the Portuguese and Ashkenazic Jews in Amsterdam; Visions of glory: engraved portraits of Jewish personalities, 1600-1900; From Eve to Esther: images of women in biblical prints; Culture and costume: depictions of Jewish dress across five centuries. “The 5, 500 prints in the library's collection include portraits, biblical scenes, topography, customs and ceremonies, depictions of life cycle events, caricatures and costume prints. The collection documents every conceivable aspect of Jewish life and culture and represents a vibrant visual record of the Jewish people over the last five hundred years” (JTSA). “This catalog was issued in conjunction with the exhibition Culture and costume: depictions of Jewish dress across five centuries, held at the Library from December 12, 2002 to March 31, 2003.” SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Civilization -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Social life and customs -- Exhibitions. New Condition. (jts-1-30) (ID #27876) $30.00.
  298.  

     

    MUSIC

     

     

  299. Parish, Mitchell; Alex Alstone; Goodhart; Nino D'Aurelio; Michael Edwards. MOM-E-LE = MOTHER DEAR. Boston; B. F. Wood Music, 1954. Original Wraps. 4to. 3, [1] pages. 31 cm. First edition. With Yiddish. For voice and piano, with chord symbols and ukulele diagrams. Words and music by Mitchell Parish, Alex Alstone and Al Goodhart; Italian version by Nino D'Aurelio; [piano score by Michael Edwards]. Subjects: Popular music - 1951-1960. OCLC lists 6 copies. Edge wear and soiling to wraps, institutional stamp on verso. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-2-27) (ID #35791) $50.00.
  300.  

     

     

     

     

     

  301. Secunda, Sholom; William Siegel; Jacob Jacobs; Itzik Feld; Lucy Levin. DU FEHLST MIR: SUNG BY ITZIK FELD AND LUCY LEVIN IN SHOLOM SECUNDA'S OPERETTA LET'S GET MARRIED. New York: Trio Press, 1937. Original Wraps. 4to. 5, [1] pages. 32 cm. First edition. In Yiddish; Words in romanised Yiddish. Lomir khasseneh hoben. Du fehlst mir. Subjects: Songs with piano. Musicals - Excerpts - Vocal scores with piano. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 3 copies (Harvard, Cambridge, Florida). Institutional stamp on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-28) xx (ID #35792) $60.00.
  302.  

     

     

     

     

     

  303. Yellen, Jack; Lew Pollack. YIDDISHE MOMME. New York; Ager, Yellen & Bornstein, Inc, 1925. Original Wraps. 4to. 5 pages. 32 cm. Standard edition. For voice and piano. Lyric by Jack Yellen; music by Jack Yellen and Lew Pollack. My Yiddishe Momme. “Also published in Yiddish”. First line of text: Of things I should be thankful for. Subjects: Songs with piano. Popular music. Songs, Yiddish. Popular music. Songs with piano. Songs, Yiddish. OCLC lists 5 copies (JTSA, HUC, Florida, Brigham Young, Natl Libr Israel). Tattered edges, previously repaired with tape. Poor condition. (WOMEN-2-21) (ID #35785) $75.00.
  304.  

     

     

     

     

     

  305. Yellen, Jack; Lew Pollack. A YIDDISHE MOMME. New York; Crawford Music Corporation, 1932. Original Wraps. 4to. 5, [1] pages. 32 cm. Second edition. For voice and piano. Lyric by Jack Yellen; music by Jack Yellen and Lew Pollack. A Yiddishe Momme. “This Song is also published with Jewish Lyrics”. First line of text: Of things I should be thankful for. “Copyright 1925 by Ager, Yellen & Bornstein; Copyright assigned 1932 to Jack Yellen … Copyright assigned 1932 to De Sylva, Brown & Henderson Inc. ” Subjects: Popular music - United States - 1921-1930. Songs with piano. Popular music. Songs, Yiddish. Songs with piano. OCLC lists 1 copy (York). Edges tattered and torn; institutional stamp on verso, otherwise clean. Fair condition. (WOMEN-2-23) (ID #35787) $75.00.
  306.  

     

     

     

     

     

  307. Housman, Rosalie. TEMPLE SERVICE FOR SABBATH MORNING [BOOK ADVERTISEMENT]. New York; Bloch, [1924]. Original Wraps. 12mo. [4] pages. 18 cm. First edition. Front wrap portrait of Rosalie Housman. “Temple service for Sabbath morning: arranged according to the Union Prayer Book, for Cantor, Choir and Organ. By Rosalie Housman. Organ Part Edited by Dr. William Carl. 13 Numbers, 36 Pages … $1.00.” Advertisement for the Temple Service Music book, with content list, biography of Miss Rosalie Housman, and press coverage. Subjects: Synagogue music - Sabbath services. Rosalie Housman. Book Advertisement – Temple Service for Sabbath Morning (1924). Ephemera – Book Advert. Worn, previously folded; otherwise fresh. Only 10 copies of the book this advertises on OCLC; none appear to include this illustrated promotional booklet. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-38) (ID #35805) $50.00.
  308.  

     

    THEATER

     

     

  309. Browne, Walter. Gastwirth, Henry M, translator. David Kessler, Producer. YEDEFROY: VI ZI ZUKHT LIEBE: IN 5 GEZENGE. EVERYWOMAN IN HER QUEST FOR LOVE. Nyu York: Lipshits Press, 1911. 1st edition. 1st printing of any of pioneering Yiddish Theater producer David Kessler’s productions. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 46 pages, Includes illustrations & portrait of Kessler; 22 cm. In Yiddish with English Cover and cast list. English cover title is “Everywoman in her Quest for Love. ” Translation of Brown’s popular period morality play, “Everywoman. ” “Produced at the David Kessler Second Avenue Theatre by David Kessler. ” “fun Valter Braun; iberzetst fun Henri M. Gastvirth; oygefihrt... Fun Deyvid Kesler. ” David Kessler’s 2nd Avenue Theatre “opened on September 14, 1911 and was the first of the Yiddish theatres to open along the ‘Rialto’. Many important Yiddish artist’s served their apprenticeship and gained experience in their art under the infuence of David Kessler; among these were Maurice Schwartz, Bertha Gerstein and Celia Adler. He also established standards for acting and taste for better plays among actors and public. Kessler’s Theatre also screened movies and is listed in the 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory. …In 1924 an ailing Thomas Adler appeared in Gordin’s ‘The Stranger. ’ It was his final performance and two years later the theatre was used for his funeral service. An estimated crowd of between 150, 000 and 200, 000 packed the street to view the cortage as it made its way along the Lower East Side – pausing briefly at each of the Yiddish theatres” (cinematreasures-org 2015). SUBJECT(S): American literature -- Translations into Yiddish. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (NYPL). Spine label, light wear and sunning, otherwise Very Good Condition. (women-4-2) (ID #35815) $200.00.
  310.  

     

     

     

     

     

  311. Burshtayn, Yerahmi’el [Burstein, Raphael]. DER SHIKZAL FUN A FOLK = THE VERDICT OF A NATION; VEN A FROY SHTOLTSIRT = WHEN A WOMAN DOMINATES. Nyu York; Farlag Bronzvil, 1920. Original Cloth. 8vo. 165 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Der shikzal fun a folk [simbolishe drama mit a prolog in fier akten]; Ven a froy shtoltsirt: [drama in fier akten]. On Cover: Tsvey Dramen. Two plays in Yiddish. Subjects: Yiddish – Theatre – Plays. OCLC lists 7 copies. Cloth soiled, worn at bottom corner; damp stains to outer edge, otherwise clean and fresh. Good - condition. (WOMEN-2-35) xx (ID #35802) $75.00.
  312.  

     

     

     

     

     

  313. Mandelbaum, Reuven. TSIPKE FAYER: KOMEDYE IN 4 AKTEN MIT GEZANG. Varsha [Warsaw]: Farlag Sh. Goldfarb,, 1900. Original illustrated paper wrappers, 8vo, 14 pages; 22 cm. In Yiddish. “redagirt fun Reuven Mandelboym (Marsalov). ” Photo portrait of Yocheved Zilberg on front cover, (corner of institutional stamp on cover overlaps onto her hat). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, UCapeTown), only 1 in the US. Ex-library with usual marks. Clear tape on spine. Heavy edgewear to wrapper, but no text loss. Paper browning but not fragile. Fair Condition. (women-4-3) (ID #35816) $100.00.
  314.  

     

    LITERATURE

     

     

  315. Wolfenstein, Martha. IDYLS OF THE GASS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1901. Large 12mo. 295 pages. Advertisements at back. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Austria – fiction; Jewish fiction; Austria – social life and customs – fiction. Bookplate, covers a little faded, a nice solid book in good condition. (SPEC-2-12) (ID #20121) $30.00.
  316.  

     

     

     

     

     

  317. Sokoloff, Naomi. GENDER AND TEXT IN MODERN HEBREW AND YIDDISH LITERATURE. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1992. Hardcover. X, 274 pages. 24 cm. ISBN: 0674341988. CONTENTS: Jewish literatures and feminist criticism: an introduction to gender and text / Anita Norich -- "A woman's song": the poetry of Esther Raab / Anne Lapidus Lerner -- Yocheved Bat Miriam: the poetic strength of a matronym / Ilana Pardes -- Why was there no women's poetry in Hebrew before 1920? / Dan Miron -- The eyes have it: Celia Dropkin's love poetry / Janet Hadda -- From "ikh" to "zikh": a journey from "I" to "self" in Yiddish poems by women / Kathryn Hellerstein -- The influence of decadence on Bialik's concept of femininity / Hamutal Bar Yosef -- Tzili: female adolescence and the Holocaust in the fiction of Ahron Appelfeld / Naomi B. Sokoloff -- Oedipal narrative and its discontents: A. B. Yehoshua's Molkho (five seasons) / Anne Golomb Hoffman -- Feminism and Yiddish literature: a personal approach / Chava Rosenfarb -- On being a writer / Ruth Almog -- The song of the bats in flight / Amalia Kahana-Carmon. A range of studies is devoted to the field of modern Hebrew and Yiddish literature. Here international scholars bring a diversity of approaches, perspectives, and themes to the works of women writers and to the representations of women in writing by men. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature, Modern -- History and criticism -- Congresses. Women in literature -- Congresses. Women and literature -- Congresses. Feminist literary criticism -- Congresses. Yiddish literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses. Letterkunde. Hebreeuws. Jiddisch. Sekseverschillen. Feministische literatuurkritiek. Littérature hébraïque moderne -- Histoire et critique -- Congrès. Femmes -- Dans la littérature. Femmes écrivains. Littérature yiddish -- Histoire et critique -- Congrès. Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index. New Condition. (JTS1-7) (ID #28219) $30.00.
  318.  

     

     

     

     

     

  319. Beinkinstadt, Bertha. AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEM TRANSLATIONS: FROM THE HEBREW AND THE YIDDISH. Cape Town; City Printing Works, 1930. Publishers cloth. 4to. 177 pages. 27 cm. First edition. With 9 leaves of plates. With frontispiece portrait of Bertha Beinkinstadt. Poem titles in Hebrew and English. Includes poems by Chaim Nachman Bialik, Saul Tchernichowsky, David Shimonowitz, Jacob Cohen, David Frischman, Simon Frug, Yehoash, and Morris Rosenfeld. With a preface from Alfred Philip Bender, rabbi of Tikvath Israel synagogue in Cape Town; with a foreword from Judah Leo Landau, a professor in Johannesburg; both the preface and foreword make repeated references to the Balfour declaration and South African Zionist politics. The translator, Bertha Beinkinstadt, was one of the first Jewish Women university students in South Africa, she was a Yiddish poet, and was the daughter of Moshe Beinkinstadt, proprietor of the oldest Jewish Bookstore in Cape Town, a long standing meeting place for Yiddish intellectuals; established in 1903, the store closed its doors in 2008; this volume was printed at City Printing Works, owned by Moshe Beinkinstadt since 1910. Attractively bound in blue cloth. Subjects: Hebrew poetry - Translations into English. Yiddish poetry - Translations into English. Institutional stamps on endpages, bumped edges of cloth, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SPEC-36-38A) (ID #31601) $30.00.
  320.  

     

     

     

     

     

  321. Levy, Amy. A MINOR POET AND OTHER VERSE. New York; F. A. Stokes, 1891. Publishers decorated cloth. 12mo. 91, [1] pages. 19 cm. Second edition, first edition thus. The Cameo series. “This volume is a reprint of that issued in 1884, with the addition of a sonnet and a translation, from a volume published in Cambridge in 1881, and now out of print. ” Attractively bound, with decorative illustrated boards, gilt upper outer edge, and frontispiece portrait of the author. Amy Levy was born 1861 in London, to an Anglo-Jewish family; she attended Brighton High School for Girls, a school founded by women’s rights advocates. “While at Brighton, Levy wrote ‘Xantippe, ’ a dramatic monologue in which Socrates’ maligned wife gives her point of view on their marriage. In 1879 Levy became the second Jewish woman to attend Cambridge and the first at Newnham College, which she left in 1881 when her first volume, Xantippe and Other Verse, was published. Two unpublished stories written at Cambridge are revealing: ‘Leopold Leuniger: a Study’ suggests that she encountered antisemitic attitudes there, and ‘Lallie: a Cambridge Sketch’ expresses the strain of being a pioneering woman at the university. A more mature (and published) story, ‘Between Two Stools’ (1883), takes up this theme in a more comic vein. After leaving Cambridge Levy traveled in Germany and Switzerland, going back and forth between Europe and London until the end of 1884. While in London, Levy resided in her parents’ home, but lived an independent life. With friends who were writers and social activists, she frequented the British Museum’s Reading Room, a meeting-place for women leading innovative lives. Throughout her twenties Levy, despite battling with episodes of clinical depression, published poems, essays, and stories in London magazines. ‘Sokratics in the Strand’ (1884), a powerful short story, shows her willingness to write about despondency and suicidal impulses. So does A Minor Poet and Other Verse, which also appeared in 1884. Nearly all these poems are sad, and many are about death; the book’s mood reflects Levy’s own temperament, but she was also influenced by the melancholy poetry written by Victorian women and by German Pessimists, especially Heine. Levy’s lyrics and dramatic monologues stand out from the work of most other women poets of her time in that they raise philosophical questions about whether there is any order or meaning that can justify the anguish of her speakers. […] When Levy committed suicide on September 10, 1889, Oscar Wilde, among others, praised her work: ‘To write thus at six-and-twenty is given to very few...The world must forgo the full fruition of her power. ’ And yet Levy was neglected after the 1890s. ” (Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia) Subjects: Poetry – Britain – Amy Levy. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to boards, light stain to upper portion of frontispiece and protective tissue guard; otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MX-36-19) (ID #31183) $275.00.
  322.  

     

     

     

     

     

  323. Margolin, Anna. LIDER [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Nyu York; Oryos Pres, 1929. Later Cloth. 8vo. 140 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Author Inscribed on title page. “In 1929, eighty of Margolin’s poems were published in a volume entitled Lider. In this collection, she examined her relationship with Reuben Iceland, as well as her feelings of isolation as a foreigner and as a woman. In America, her book did not receive the acclaim she had anticipated, but in Warsaw, important critics wrote about her work with enthusiasm. After the publication of Lider, Margolin had six poems published and then became silent. Her last poems appeared in 1932. Although she continued to write, she no longer allowed her works to be published. ” - Jewish Women's Archive. Anna Margolin (pseudonym of Rosa Lebensboym; 1887–1952), was a “Yiddish poet and journalist. Born into a maskilic family in Brest-Litovsk, Belorussia, Margolin studied in the Odessa Jewish gymnasium. She came to the United States for the first time in 1906 and, working as a secretary for the philosopher Dr. Chaim Zhitlowsky, began to publish in the Yiddish press. Subsequently, as secretary for the Yiddish anarchist newspaper Di Fraye Arbeter Shtime, she published short stories under the pseudonym Khava Gros. She lived in London, Paris, and Warsaw (1910–11). After she married the writer Moyshe Stanvski, the couple immigrated to Palestine, but the marriage was short-lived, and, after she bore a son, she left her husband, returning first to Warsaw, and then, in 1914, to New York. As a writer and editor for the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog, Margolin wrote a weekly column, 'In der Froyen-Velt' ('In the World of Women') under her own name, as well as articles under the pseudonym Clara Levin. In 1919 she married the Yiddish poet Reuben Iceland. She began to write poems under the pseudonym Anna Margolin in 1921, which she published in the prominent Yiddish papers and literary journals of the day in New York, Warsaw, and other Yiddish centers. She published a single volume of her own poems, Lider ('Poems, ' 1929) and edited an anthology, Dos Yidishe Lid in Amerike ('The Yiddish Poem in America, ' 1923). Her poems received the warmest acclaim from her contemporary Yiddish critics. Both then and now, Margolin has been perceived as the quintessential modernist woman poet. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 24 copies. Hinges starting, internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-2-34) (ID #35801) $300.00.
  324.  

     

     

     

     

     

  325. Nash, Stanley, editor. מגוון : מחקרים בספרות העברית ובגילוייה האמריקניים : מוגשים ליעקב קבקוב במלאות לו שבעים שנה MIGVAN: MEHKARIM BA-SIFRUT HA-'IVRIT UVE-GILUYEHA HA-AMERIKANIYIM: SHIV'IM SHANAH. Lod, Habermann Institute, 1988. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 10, 519 pages. Ill. Port. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Title Cont: (Migvan - Studies in Hebrew Literature in Honor of Jacob Kabakoff). “Kabakov is a U.S. educator and scholar specializing in Hebrew literature in America.” (EJ) Ruth Adler: Image of the Woman as Treated Symbolically by Agnon; Meir Ben Horin: Jabotinsky-Exemplar of Chivalry; Yitshak Ben-Mordechai: Distilled Realism of Reuben Wallenrod; Warren Bargad: 3 Zionist Monologues: Agnon, Hazaz, Oz; Isaac Barzilay: Motif of Departure & Return in Modern Hebrew Literature; Nurit Govrin: Demand for 'Americanism' & its Realization in Amer Hebrew Lit; Emanuel Goldsmith: Aaron Zeitlin's Poetry on the Hurban; Menuha Gilboa: America as Place, Metaphor & Symbol in 3 Israeli Novels; Avner Holtzman: On Gabriel Preil's Poetry & the Plastic Arts; Shlomo Haramati: A.H. Friedland's Children's Stories: From the Didactic to the Artistic; Aryeh Wineman: Rabbi Nahman of Bratzlav: Stories & Dreams; Nahum Waldman: Evil in Modern Poetic Works on Biblical Themes; Shmuel Werses: Poet M.M. Dolitzky & His Novel 'Mi-Bayyit U'Mi-Hutz; Nahum Tarnor: Between a Nation & the Sea; Moshe Carmilly-Weinberger: Hungarian Hebrew Writers in America; Hayim Leaf: Exile & Redemption in P.Churgin's Publicistic Writings; Zvi Malachi: 19th Century Amer Jews in Hebrew Parody; Abraham Marthan: Tchernichowsky's Recourse to Myth; Stanley Nash: Reuben Brainin's Hebrew & Yiddish Creativity; Moshe Pelli: Travel Lit Genre: Shmuel Romanelli's Massa Ba-Arav; Yehuda Friedlander: Between Polemic & Satire: Israel of Zamosc's Nezed Ha-Dema. Includes index and bibliographies. "Kitve Ya'akov Kabakov": pages 505-519. Very good condition. (FEST-1-1) (ID #27093) $25.00.
  326.  

     

     

     

     

     

  327. Wellman, Rita. THE GENTILE WIFE. New York, Moffat, Yard & Company, 1919. 12mo. 128 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Drama. Edgeworn, chips to spine, good condition. (AMR-16-11) (ID #18859) $100.00.
  328.  

     

     

     

     

     

    CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

     

     

  329. Levinger, Elma Ehrlich. A SICK PURIM; A MODERN PURIM PLAY IN ONE ACT. Cincinnati, Ohio; Dept. Of Synagog And School Extension Of The Union Of American Hebrew Congregations, 1923. Original Wraps. 8vo. 24, [2] pages. 20 cm. First edition. With two pages of plates for costumes. “Elma Levinger (October 6, 1887-1958) was an author, nationally known for her plays and books on Jewish history and culture. Born in Chicago, she was educated at the University of Chicago, and at Radcliffe College. Elma Levinger won numerous prizes for her plays and novels, including an award of honor for her outstanding contributions to Jewish juvenile literature by the National Jewish Book Council. Twelve of her books have been done in Braille. ” (Guide to the Elma Ehrlich Levinger Papers 1912-1958; Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries) Subjects: Purim - Drama. Jews-History-Juvenile literature. Women authors, American-20th century. Young adult literature, American-Authorship. OCLC lists 9 copies. Our copy previously used, with names of characters and lightly crossed out lines for an adaptation, likely at a school. Covers worn, light penciled underlining throughout, otherwise fresh. Fair condition. (MX-36-23) (ID #31187) $50.00.
  330.  

     

     

     

     

     

  331. Mark, Yudel; Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph; Illustrations Aaron Godelman. ALE MAMES ZAYNEN SHEYN. New York: Kinder Ring Bay Dem Bildungs Komitet Fun Arbeter Ring, 1937. Hardcover, small 8vo, 48 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. This is a tale about a young boy, the Rabbi's grandson, devoted to his mother. The boy's love, enormous intelligence and courage assisted him in his aspiration to make his beloved mother happy, save and reunite his family. Shloyme was raised by his grandparents. Accidently he found out that his real mother is alive, but so ugly that even her parents couldn't look at her. Her husband left her. Shloyme gladly accepted his mother, extremely kind, smart and educated woman, and decided to undertake a long and difficult trip in search of his father. Oy, such a Jewish story. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- fiction. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Spine repaired, covers bumped, internal pages clean, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-26) xx (ID #29712) $200.00.
  332.  

     

    BIBLE

     

     

  333. • Aguilar, Grace. THE WOMEN OF ISRAEL, OR, CHARACTERS AND SKETCHES FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES AND JEWISH HISTORY. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1884. Cloth; 8vo. 580 pages. Fifteenth edition, "with portrait of the author. " Illustrated with frontispiece engraving of the author. Gilded, embossed cover; all edges gilt. Women in the Bible. Title Subject: Bible -- Biography. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Some browning and light foxing; previous owners' names on inside front cover and flyleaf; otherwise, very good condition. (BR-2-2) (ID #14491) $50.00.
  334.  

     

     

     

  335. Patai, Raphael. THE HEBREW GODDESS. New York; Ktav Pub. House, 1967. Original Cloth. 8vo. 349 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The Hebrew Goddess demonstrates that the Jewish religion, far from being pure monotheism, contained from earliest times strong polytheistic elements, chief of which was the cult of the mother goddess. ” - Publishers Description. Contents: The Goddess Asherah - Astarte-Annath - The Cherubim - The Shekhina - The Kabbalistic tetrad - Matronit: the goddess of the Kabbala - Lilith - The Sabbath: virgin, bride, queen and goddess. Raphael Patai (1910–1996), “anthropologist, biblical scholar, and editor. … Patai founded the Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology in Jerusalem and served as its director of research … His main contribution to scholarship resides in two fields – the culture of the ancient Hebrews and Jews and that of the modern Middle East including Israel. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Mother goddesses. Jewish mythology. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Previous owners bookstamp on endpage. In good jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-59) xx (ID #34860) $30.00.
  336.  

     

     

     

     

     

  337. Perles, Joseph. BEITRÄGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DER HEBRÄISCHEN UND ARAMÄISCHEN STUDIEN. München; Theodor Ackermann, 1884. Later Cloth. 8vo. 247 pages. 24 cm. First dition. In German, with Aramaic, Hebrew, Italian and Latin. 'Contributions to the history of Hebrew and Aramaic Studies. ' Contains chapters on the small Aruch, the large Aruch, the Regensburg manuscript of the Aruch, Buxtorf, Jewish-German glosses, etc. Often cited for its contents on Women's Biblical names. Joseph Perles (1835–1894), “born in Baja, Hungary, studied at the Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary and at the University of Breslau. He served as preacher of the Bruedergemeinde of Posen (Poznan) during 1862–71, and then as rabbi of the Jewish community of Munich, rejecting offers to succeed A. *Geiger in Berlin and to lecture at the newly founded Landesrabbinerschule in Budapest. Perles, a faithful and outstanding pupil of the Breslau seminary, was among its first graduates, and his interests extended over a wide area of Jewish scholarship. … His work in medieval literature and Bible exegesis was extensive. Perles' main scholarly contribution was to Hebrew and Aramaic lexicography and philology, to which he devoted such studies as Zur rabbinischen Sprach-und Sagenkunde (1873), which sheds light on the aggadic sources of the Thousand and One Nights; Beitraege zur Geschichte der hebraeischen und aramaeischen Studien (1884); and Beitraege zur rabbinischen Sprach-und Alterthumskunde (1893). ” - 2008 EJ. From the library of Leo Wiener (gift stamp dated 1898). Subjects: Hebrew language - History and criticism. Aramaic language - History. Institutional stamp on endpages. Some soiling to later cloth; internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-44-53) (ID #33792) $150.00.
  338.  

     

    LITURGY

     

     

  339. Me’ir, Volf. TEHINOT BENOT YESHURUN: AYN GEBETBUKH FIR GEBILDETE FROYENTSIMMER TSUR ERVEKUNG DER ANDALT AN VOKHEN. FEST-UND FAST-TAGEN.... Prag: M. J. Landau, 1835. Hardcover, 12mo, 154 pages, 17 cm. In Judeo-German. SUBJECT (S): Tehinnot -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jewish women -- Religious life. Jewish women -- Prayers and devotions – German. Other Titles: Gebetbuch fur Frauenzimmer. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Stanford). Stained pages. Bumped cover corners and edges. Last page torn, no text loss. Writing inside back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-30-2) (ID #27035) $135.00.
  340.  

     

     

     

     

     

  341. Jacob Freund, Of Breslau.; D Feuchtwang; Abraham Geiger; Moritz Güdemann. HANNA: GEBET- UND ANDACHTSBUCH FUR ISRAELITISCHE FRAUEN UND MADCHEN. Breslau: J. B. Brandeis,, 1908. xvi, 303 Pages. In German. Jewish Women’s prayerbook. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. Tear to backstrip, otherwise in very good condition (GER-30-2) (ID #26881) $35.00.
  342.  

     

     

     

     

     

  343. 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, 1866. 12mo. 105 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – prayer-books and devotions; Jewish women – religious life. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ex-library copy. Covers detached and worn, cloth of spine torn, some pages loose and worn around the edges, repair with non-archival tape, text complete, fair condition. (AMR-41-5) (ID #28763) $50.00.
  344.  

     

     

     

    HAGADOT

     

     

  345. Sprague, Jane, editor; Aronld, Betsy; Bauer, Miriam; Fine, Irene; Karzen, Sylvia; Arnold, Betsy; Rosen Barbara; Saidman, Arlene; Steigner, Jeannie; et al. SAN DIEGO WOMEN'S HAGGADAH. SECOND EDITION. San Diego, Women's Institute For Continuing Jewish Education,, 1986. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, xi, 38 pages. Includes new "Preface to the second edition. Mostly in English. The Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education was founded in 1977 and existed until 2004. Very Good Condition. (women-4-4) (ID #35881) $30.00.
  346.  

     

     

     

  347. Brett, Marisa; Joellyn Krupp; Holly Lowy. A FEMINIST HAGGADAH.... Williamstown, Mass. No Publisher, 1992. Wraps. 4to. 14 pages. 28 cm. First edition. A Feminist Haggadah; created by Marisa Brett, Joellyn Krupp, and Holly Lowy; Williams College, April 1992. Contains bibliography on pg 14. “This seder is a response to two kinds of needs. One is the simple desire to honor the role of Jewish women have played in history, a role which has often gone unacknowledged. The second is the need to look at thr Jewish tradition from a new perspective to create a haggadah and/or a theology which has relevance for us, Jewish women living in Williamstown, MA in 1992.” - p. 4. Subjects: Haggada shel Pesah (non-traditional versions). Not listed on OCLC. Light ageing to paper; otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HAG-16-21) (ID #35850) $100.00.
  348.  

     

     

     

     

     

  349. Robinson, Julie. KOLI NASHIM … HAGGADAH SHEL PESAH = WOMENS' VOICES, PASSOVER HAGGADAH OF THE CLASS R299', THE JEWISH WOMAN, INDIANA UNIVERSITY [PESACH]. Bloomington, Indiana; Indiana University, 1978 [5738]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 24 pages. 22 cm. Only edition. In English and Hebrew. Passover Haggadah, with an emphasis on women's equality and the “transition from slavery to freedom”; with the roles of the Jewish Woman, the Wise Daughter, Rebellious Daughter, the Simple Daughter, and the Daughter Unable to Ask. Mimeographed staple bound. Designed for conducting the April 1978 Seder ritual in “The Jewish Woman” class, number R299', at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Subjects: Haggadot – Texts. Passover – Feminism. Haggadah. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy – Texts. None listed on OCLC. Clean and fresh. Great condition. Scarce. (WOMEN-2-33) xx (ID #35800) $35.00.
  350.  

     

     

     

    COOKBOOKS

     

     

  351. Braun, H. DOS FAMILIEN KOCH-BUCH. New York, Hebrew Publising Co,, 1914-1915. 1st edition. Original Cloth, 8vo, 363, 26 pages. In Yiddish. Includes a 26 page English Suppliment at rear, entitled “Jewish Family Cook Book. Adopted [sic Adapted] by A. H. ” with a date of 1915. OCLC lists only 5 copies worldwide (Cleveland Pub Lib, UT-Austin, Moody Bible Inst, Lamar Univ, Milwaukee Lib System), none outside the Midwest. This rare American Yiddish cookbook was examined and reissued in English translation in 2010 by Bracha Weingrod as “The Yiddish Family Cookbook: In the Style of American, French, Italian and German Cookbooks Specially for the Jewish Kitchen. ” A review of Weingrod’s reissue notes: “The year is 1914. Yiddish speaking Jewish women are integrating into their new American home at a rapid rate. Who would have thought that a nutritionist in 1914 would recommend: olive oil as the best and cleanest cooking fat, pure lemon juice as a salt substitute, using almond milk in sauces (for meat dishes)? Braun advises all this and more with charm, wit and intelligence.” American Immigration Historian Hasia Diner notes, "This book gives a peek into the lives and sensibilities of Eastern European Jewish women in America, at a moment in time when they put themselves onto the path of integration into American life. " Includes 200 recipes, attitudes, and a nutritionist's concern for health - all done with old fashioned wit and wisdom. Cloth worn, old spine label, front inside hinge repaired, Good Condition. Scarce. (women-4-11) (ID #35824) $300.00. xx
  352.  

     

     

     

     

     

  353. Council Of Jewish Women. Portland Section. THE NEIGHBORHOOD COOK BOOK. Portland, Or.; Press Of Bushong & Co, 1932. Original Cloth. 8vo. 496 pages. 22 cm. Compiled under the auspices of the Portland Section Council of Jewish Women. “This book contains approximately 1450 recipes, and is thew result of the labor of more than 100 women who have given of their time and effort to bring together a collection of most unusual and valuable recipes. ” - title page. Recipes are attributed. Includes index. "Compiled by Mrs. Louis Goldsmith" and list of compilers on p. [3]. Blank pages throughout text. "How to set the table for the service of the 'Seder' on the eve of Pesach or Passover": p. [435]; "Holiday cookery": p. [435]-447. Some recipes include wine or liquor as an ingredient; recipes for Italian, Spanish, German, Hungarian, Jewish, French, and Swedish dishes. Sample recipes: Crab flakes and eggs, Lebkuchen No. 1 (old German recipe), Matzo pancake, Li Hung Chang sandwiches, Cream puffs. Subjects: Cooking, American - Oregon. Cooking, American. Jewish cooking. Cooking. Charity cookbooks - Oregon – Portland. OCLC lists 6 copies of this edition. Rubbing and light soiling to cloth, otherwise very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-37) xx (ID #35804) $75.00.
  354.  

     

     

     

     

     

  355. Henry, May; Kate Halford. DAINTY DINNERS AND DISHES FOR JEWISH FAMILIES. London; Wertheimer,, 1907. Original Cloth. 12mo. XVI, 191 pages. 19 cm. Second edition. First published 1902. Contains calendar of menus for the whole years, recipes for invalid, recipes for Sabbath, and includes a recipe for 'Motza Kleis' not found in the first edition; with advertisements for Palestine Wines and cognac, and the hotel St. Leonards on Sea - “Patronised by the Chief Rabbi and Mrs. Adler”. Subjects: Cookery. Jewish cooking. OCLC lists 7 copies. Binding shaken, boards rubbed and faded; otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-37) (ID #35748) $60.00.
  356.  

     

     

     

     

     

  357. Hirschler, David, Mrs. COUNCIL COOK BOOK. San Francisco; San Francisco Section Of The National Council Of Jewish Women, 1909. Original Cloth. 8vo. 192 pages. 21 cm. First edition. “1909-1909”. Compiled by Mrs. David Hirschler. One of the earliest American Jewish community cookbooks, and the first Jewish Cookbook published in California. Contains recipes for Passover Dishes. Copious advertisements at front and rear. Subjects: Cooking. Jewish cooking. Cookbooks. OCLC lists 18 copies. Rubbing and soiling to cloth; pages age. Previous owners names on endpages. Good- condition. (WOMEN-2-36) (ID #35803) $135.00.
  358.  

     

     

     

     

     

  359. Kauders, Marie. VOLLSTÄNDIGES ISRAELITISCHES KOCHBUCH; MIT BERÜCKSICHTIGUNG DER ÖSTERREICHISCHEN, UNGARISCHEN, DEUTSCHEN, FRANZÖSISCHEN UND ENGLISCHEN KÜCHE, SOWIE DER OSTERKÜCHE. Breslau; Jakob B. Brandeis, 1903. Original illustrated boards. 12mo. XXI, 366 pages. 19 cm. Fourth updated revised edition. Vierte bedeutend vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage. In German. 'Complete Israelite Cookbook'. Full title: Vollständiges israelitisches Kochbuch: mit Berücksichtigung der österreichischen, ungarischen, deutschen, französischen und englischen Küche, sowie der Osterküche; enthaltend 1000 auf mehr als fünfzigjährige Erfahrung gegründete Original-Küchenrezepte. “Marie Kauders’ Erstes Jüdisches Kochbuch für böhmische Küche (First Jewish cookbook for the Bohemian Kitchen) was published around 1896 by J. B. Brandeis in Prague. Another cookbook, based on Kauders’ experience running a cooking school, Kochbuch der ersten israelitischen Kochschule (Cookbook of the First Jewish Cooking School), was published by J. W. Pascheles in 1891, also in Prague. Like many cookbook authors, little is known about Kauders’ life other than what can be surmised from her cookbooks: she was a widow with over forty years of cooking experience by the time her cookbook’s second edition was published in 1890. The publication history of her cookbooks is somewhat unclear because of the way their titles vary, but one could assume that her Vollständiges israelitisches Kochbuch mit Berücksichtigung der französischen, englischen, ungarischen und böhmischen Küche, sowie der Osterküche (Complete Jewish Cookbook with observance of French, English and Bohemian cuisines as well as dishes for Pesach) might have been the expanded second edition of her Erstes israelitisches Kochbuch für böhmische Küche. Worldcat listed five editions of her Vollständiges Kochbuch, the last of which appeared in 1918; while the Kochbuch der ersten israelitischen Kochschule had four editions listed, the last published in 1901. There is not much difference between the Vollständiges Kochbuch and the Erste israelitische Kochschule, except that Kauders' describes the latter to be in part a kind of textbook for her culinary students in the forward of the third edition; whereas the former is presented simply as a cookbook. What sets Kauders’ cookbooks apart from many others was her emphasis on cooking as an artform. In the introduction to Vollständiges Kochbuch she compares cooks to sculptors who create monuments out of raw materials. She adds that the products of the art of cooking are, like works of art, a true feast for the eyes and are to be treasured because they both nourish the body and invigorate the spirits. Kauders received acclaim at culinary exhibitions in Frankfurt and Vienna (in Frankfurt she even won a bronze medal). After her success at these competitions her cookbooks quickly sold out, requiring further editions. ” - LBI, Posts, Cookbooks, Marie Kauders. Subjects: Cookery. Jewish cooking. OCLC lists 7 copies. Boards rubbed, hinges shaken, light soiling to outer edges and endpages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-38) (ID #35749) $135.00.
  360.  

     

    WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

     

     

  361. Krauskopf, Joseph. THE ASCENDENCY OF WOMANHOOD. No Place [Doylestown, Pa. ?]. 1910s? Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 23 cm. First edition. No date. “Published through the courtesy of the author, for the benefit of The National Farm School, Bucks Co, Pa. ” Essay on the women's suffrage movement in England in America, the oppression of women in societies throughout the world, importance of women's movement for self-discovery. Krauskopft, a leader in late 19th and early 20th Century Reform, was a longtime head rabbi at Kenesseth Israel in Philadelphia. Subjects: Woman - Emancipation. OCLC lists 3 copies (HUC, JTSA, NYPL), none west of Cincinnati. Soiled, aged, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-2-19) (ID #35783) $125.00.
  362.  

     

     

     

    HOLOCAUST

     

     

  363. Szmaglewska, Seweryna; Rynas, Jadwiga. SMOKE OVER BIRKENAU. 1st edition. Cloth. 8vo. 386 pages. The author was a woman prisoner in Berkenau and survived to tell the story. "My story tells of only one fragment of the gigantic machine of death that was Osweicim. I will give only the data of what I observed or what I myself endured directly. The events described by me took place in Birkenau (Osweicim II).These are the experiences and observations of one person alone. ", observations from World War II, 386 pages. SUBJECT(S): World War, 1939-1945 - Prisoners and prisons, German; World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, Polish. Slight bumping to edges of cover and spine. Dustjacket has creasing and chipping to all edges. Shows small signs of wear on cover. Very Good Condition in Good condition jacket. (SEF-5-6). (ID #17894) $50.00.
  364.  

     

     

     

     

     

    <
  365. Bíglová, Katerina; Zdenek Matejcek; Zdenek Dytrych; Henry Philip David; Karol Sidon. REMEMBERING: VOICES OF PRAGUE JEWISH WOMEN. Praha: Zdenek Bígl, 1994. Original Wraps. 8vo. 93 pages. 21 cm. Edition. Written by three Prague psychiatrists, Katerina Bíglová, Zdenek Matejcek and Zdenek Dytrych; edited and introduced by Henry P. David; foreword by Karol Sidon. Publication based on a structured oral history project with 36 elderly Jewish women survivors. Monograph contains edited interviews and history of Jewish Prague. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Czech Republic - Prague - Personal narratives. Jewish women in the Holocaust - Czech Republic - Prague - Biography. Jewish women in the Holocaust. OCLC lists 22 copies. Pen marks on title page, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-5) (ID #35768) $45.00.
  366.  

     

     

     

     

     

  367. Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992. BREAKING THE SILENCE: WHY A MOTHER TELLS HER SON ABOUT THE NAZI ERA. New York: Institute Of Human Relations Press, American Jewish Committee,, 1962. Paper wrappers, 39 pages, stapled at center. Series: Institute of Human Relations Press. Pamphlet series; SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany. National socialism. Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962. Very good condition. (HOLO2-38-3) (ID #26422) $30.00.
  368.  

     

     

     

     

     

  369. Deak, Theodore; Rae Einhorn. WOMEN AND CHILDREN UNDER THE SWASTIKA: A COLLECTION OF NEWS ITEMS AND FACTUAL REPORTS OF THE UNBRIDLED TERROR AND OPPRESSION IN THE THIRD REICH. New York; Universum, 1936. Original Wraps. 12mo. 24 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Also Contains: A German mother / [poem] by Erich Weinert; translated by Walter Hart Blumenthal. Front cover original illustration by Gyula Zilzer. Pamphlet on Nazi anti-women and anti-Jewish policies and actions, compiled from legal sources, news sources, and firsthand accounts from refugees and survivors of concentration camps. Published by Universum, an exile left-wing German publisher in New York. Subjects: Women - Crimes against - Germany. Children - Crimes against - Germany. Political persecution - Germany. Antisemitism - Germany. National socialism and women - Germany. Antisemitism. Oclc lists 29 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-124-6) xx (ID #35491) $135.00.
  370.  

     

     

     

     

     

  371. Desilva, Cara. IN MEMORY'S KITCHEN: A LEGACY FROM THE WOMEN OF TEREZIN. Northvale, N. J.; J. Aronson, 1996. Original Cloth. 8vo. Xliii, 110 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In English with German and Czech text and English translation. “The heart of this book is a compilation of remembered recipes written down by malnourished women in Terezin, a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The women of Terezin recorded their recipes as a way to maintain their humanity and bring them comfort in the face of almost certain death. In stark contrast to the meager food they were eating in the camp, the recipes in these pages record the rich and robust tradition of Czech Jewish life. ” - Publishers description. Subjects: Jewish cooking. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Kookkunst. Joden. Jewish cooking. Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 1939 – 1945. Light wear to jacket, overall clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-115-6) xxxx (ID #34029) $30.00.
  372.  

     

     

     

     

     

  373. Krall, Hanna. SUBLOKATORKA. Warsaw, Iskry, 1989. Original Softcover. 12mo. 140 pages. 18 cm. In Polish. Title translates to English as, “Subtenant.” Fiction. Set in Warsaw during the occupation, a family with a young daughter deciees to hide a Jewish girl, hence the title Subtenant. The story shows the fate of both women's tracks under martial law..."the narrative unfolds in a way reflecting the drama of Polish-Jewish fate. Paradoxically, it is precisely the moment of implementation of martial law that they finally create a feeling of community.” –review. Interesting example of the Holocaust in Poland told from the Polish Catholic perspective. Wrappers worn but still solid. Internal pages nice and clean. Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-93-19) (ID #30247) $30.00.
  374.  

     

     

     

     

     

  375. Dufournier, Denise. Preface by Maurice Schumann. translated From The French by F. W. McPherson. RAVENSBRÜCK, THE WOMEN'S CAMP OF DEATH [Author Inscribed]. London: G. Allen & Unwin,, 1948. 1st English-Language Edition. Original Cloth, 12mo, 150 pages; 19 cm. Translation of “Maison des mortes, Ravensbrück. ” 15-word inscription by the author, a Ravensburck survivor, on front endpaper. SUBJECT (S): Women concentration camp inmates -- Germany. French -- Germany -- Biography. Konzentrationslager. Light wear, Very Good Condition (women-4-10). (ID #35823) $125.00.
  376.  

     

     

     

     

     

  377. Freud, Anna; Burlingham, Dorothy T. INFANTS WITHOUT FAMILIES: THE CASE FOR AND AGAINST RESIDENTIAL NURSERIES. New York, International Univ. Press, 1944. Original Cloth. 8vo. 128 pages. 19 cm. First edition. “After the war homeless children will be numerous and will present a great problem. The authors attempt to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of residential (institutional) life at different phases and in different aspects of the infant’s development. They come to the conclusion that there are realms in the infant’s life where the residential nursery can be helpful by creating excellent conditions for certain types of development; but that there are others where residential homes have to recognize their limitations if they want to face and fight more effectively the serious consequences of such limitations” (Dust Jacket) Subjects: Child Care. Child Psychology. Foster Home Care. World War II 1939-1945. Dust jacket in protective mylar, but previously repaired along edge with non-archival tape. DJ shows slight rubbing to hinges and corners. Light age toning internally. Minimal shelf wear to boards. Previous owner’s marking on ffep. Good + condition. (HOLO2-116-6) (ID #34157) $30.00.
  378.  

     

     

     

     

     

  379. Furth, Valerie Jakober. CABBAGES & GERANIUMS: MEMORIES OF THE HOLOCAUST [AUTHOR/ ARTIST INSCRIBED]. Boulder: Social Science Monographs; New York: Distributed By Columbia University Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 4to. IX, 118 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Inscribed by Valeria Furth, 1991, on titlepage. Contains memories and dozens of color reproductions of the paintings of Valeria Jakober Furth (1926-2011); “born in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia. Deported to Auschwitz in 1944, she was liberated in April 1945. She emigrated to New York in 1948 and married her devoted Frank in 1949. They were together for 52 years. Valerie studied with Louise Nevelson and became an accomplished painter and sculptor. In the mid-1970s she began a series of paintings and sculptures from her Holocaust experiences. She then published a book, Cabbages and Geraniums, and told her story in schools and communities. Valerie and Frank were Benefactors of the Museum of Jewish Heritage. ” - NY Times Obituary, March 24, 2011. Subjects: Jews - Ukraine - Mukacheve - Biography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Ukraine - Mukacheve - Personal narratives. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in art. Judenverfolgung Erlebnisbericht Bildband Autobiographie Judenvernichtung Furth, Valerie Jakober. Furth, Valerie Jakober Auschwitz (Concentration camp) Mukacheve (Ukraine) – Biography. Light wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-117-33) (ID #34119) $30.00.
  380.  

     

     

     

     

     

  381. Katz, Esther.; Joan Ringelheim. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON WOMEN SURVIVING: THE HOLOCAUST. New York, N. Y.; Institute For Research In History, 1983. Original Wrappers. 4to. 196 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Congresses. Jewish women in the Holocaust -- Congresses. Holocaust survivors -- Congresses. “The first conference on ‘Women Surviving: The Holocaust, ’ sponsored by The Institute for Research in History and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, took place at Stern College in New York City on March 20-21, 1983. More than 400 people, including survivors, children of survivors, scholars and the general public attended the conference each day to listen to papers and panel discussions and to participate in informal workshops. The aim of the conference was to examine the role of women in the ghettoes; in resistance groups; in hiding, passing and escaping; and in the concentration camps of Nazi-occupied Europe. As the first conference on this subject, the event not only opened up a new area of research on women, but also enabled the issues raised to be put on the intellectual map of Holocaust studies. ” (Introduction) Some shelf wear, very good condition. (HOLO2-107-22) x (ID #32010) $135.00.
  382.  

     

     

     

     

     

  383. Kulkielko, Renya. Fwd by Ludwig Lewisohn. ESCAPE FROM THE PIT. New York, Sharon Books, 1947. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. xii, 189 pages. 23 cm. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Poland -- Jedrzejów (Powiat) -- Biography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland. Named Person: Kulkielko, Renya, 1924-Wolff I: 1337. Moving memoir of a girl's life in the Kielce regi on, Zionist youth groups, resistance, Warsaw Ghetto, & camps A seldom seen Sharon Books title, here with the original publisher's invoice laid in; important as an early English depiction of young womens' roles in resistance in Poland. Ex-library copy. Light wear to spine. Pages are nice and clean. Good + condition. (HOLO2-63-11A) (ID #27502) $75.00.
  384.  

     

     

     

     

     

  385. La Asociacion Filantropica Israelita. FILANTROPIA. 7. JAHR. NR. 76. JULI 1940. Buenos Aires, La Asociacion Filantropica Israelita, 1940. Paper Wraps. 4to. 52 pages. Ill. 27 cm. Articles in German and Spanish. The monthly magazine of the Asociacion Filantropica Israelita (AFI), a Jewish emigration group based in Buenos Aires. Contents Includes: “Memoria del Ejercicio 1939-1940, ” “Jahresbericht über das Geschaeftsjahr 1939-1940, ” “Bericht des Frauenhilfsvereins, ” “Kinderheim, ” “Ausschnitt aus unserer Sprechstunde, ” “Dauer Verkaufsausstellung von Emigranten - Gut in unseren Raumen, ” “Wirtschaftliche Monatsschau. ” Previous Title: “Mitteilungsblatt” - Hilfsverein deutschsprechender Juden (“German-speaking Jewish Welfare Society”). OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Cover is lightly worn. Internal pages are nice and clean with secure binding. Very good condition. (HOLO2-47-23). (ID #26370) $35.00.
  386.  

     

     

     

     

     

  387. Mercer, Asja; Jackson, Robert. ONE WOMAN’S WAR. London: Allan Wingate, 1958. Hardcover, 8vo, 220 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Latvian. URSS. The story of a Latvian 'Odette'. No dust jacket. Lightly bumped cover corners. Very good condition. (Holo2-71-6) (ID #29539) $30.00.
  388.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  389. Panstwowe Muzeum W Oswiecimiu. HEFTE VON AUSCHWITZ. Vol 2. Krakow, The Museum, 1959. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 164 pages. 24 cm. In German. Articles concern Nazi activities and atrocities at Auschwitz. Includes many photos and facsimiles. CONTENTS: Carl Claubergs verbrecherische Unfruchtbarmachungs-Versuche an Haftlings-Frauen in den Nazi-Konzentrationslagern [Carl Claubergs criminal sterilization experiments on women inmate in the Nazi concentration camps], Ethisch-rechtliche Grenzen bei Experimenten in der Medizin - und der Fall Prof. Clauberg [Ethical and legal limits in experiments in medicine - and the case of Prof. Clauberg], Reproduktion von Dokumenten zum Fall Clauberg [Reproduction of documents on the case Clauberg], Kalendarium der Ereignisse im Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau [Calendar of events in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau]. Includes index by name, subject and location. Light bumping to corners. Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-75-23) (ID #27567) $75.00.
  390.  

     

     

     

     

     

  391. Shelley, Lore. CRIMINAL EXPERIMENTS ON HUMAN BEINGS IN AUSCHWITZ AND WAR RESEARCH LABORATORIES: TEWENTY WOMEN PRISONERS' ACCOUNTS. San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press, 1991. Original Boards. 8vo. Vii, 402 pages. 25 cm. Illustrated. First edition. Contains survivor drawings, and portraits of interviewees. Twenty women prisoners' accounts of Auschwitz. Explores general issues that were common to all inmates, as well as gender-specific issues surrounding women in the camps. Including eyewitness accounts and descriptions of the pseudo-medical experimentation, and of the resistance groups within the camp. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives. Human experimentation in medicine. Light shelf wear. Internally bright and clean. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-116-28) (ID #34179) $195.00.
  392.  

     

     

     

     

     

  393. Spies, Gerty. THERESIENSTADT: GEDICHTE [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. München; Freitag-Verlag, [1947]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 53, [1], [4] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. 'Theresienstadt: Poems'. Author inscribed on front endpage, dated 1948. With four leaves of plates (by O. Nuckel). “Published under Military Government Information”. Gerty Spies (1897-1997), a German-Jewish writer, was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942; she survived, and published this collection of poems written in Theresienstadt; it was met with critical acclaim, with glowing reviews from Hermann Hesse, amongst others. Subjects: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) - Poetry. Theresienstadt (Concentration camp). Light soiling to wraps, tear to edge of pages 23-24 and on plate, affecting some text on page 24; otherwise fresh and clean. Good - condition. (HOLO2-115-45) (ID #34061) $50.00.
  394.  

     

     

     

     

     

  395. Spizman, Leib. FROYEN IN DI GETOS: ZAMLBUKH. Nyu-York; Pyonern Froyen Organizatsye, 1946. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 184, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. 'Women in the Ghettos'. Contents: In di getos un untererd - Partizanen in kamf - Geshtaltn - Portretn - Parashutistn - Tsu di bregn fun heymland. Emphasizes women partisans and the ghetto resistance, entire section devoted to Hannah Senesh. Illustrated throughout. Compiled by Leib Spizman (1903-1963), Yiddish writer, member of the Farband-Labor Zionist Order’s national executive committee and of the secretariat of the World Congress for Jewish Culture, he came to the United States via Japan in 1940. Subjects: Jewish women in the Holocaust. World War, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Senesh, Hannah, 1921-1944. Cloth soiled, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HOLO2-115-49) xx (ID #34065) $45.00.
  396.  

     

     

     

     

     

  397. Weiss, Reska. JOURNEY THROUGH HELL: A WOMAN'S ACCOUNT OF HER EXPERIENCES AT THE HANDS OF THE NAZIS. Valentine, Mitchell & Co. Ltd, 1961. First edition. Original Cloth in illustrated dustjacket, 8vo, 255 pages. The terrifying experiences of a woman survivor of Auschwitz. Includes frontis map Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities. Concentration camps -- Poland. World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Poland. World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German. Jews -- Poland. Ex-library with usual marks, but solid; Good in Good Jacket. (holo2-122-31) (ID #35089) $50.00.
  398.  

     

     

     

     

     

    OTHER WOMEN AND GENDER

     

     

  399. Preil, Eleazar Meir. A HAND BUKH FAR DI IDISHE FROY. New York: Union Of Orthodox Jewish Congregations Of America, 1920. Original Wraps. 16mo. 32 pages. 17 cm. In Yiddish. 'A Handbook for the Jewish Woman'. Orthodox handbook on what a Jewish woman needs to know about motherhood, prayer, children, and ritual. Written by Eleazar (Elozor; Elazar) Meir Preil (1881-1933), principal of the Yeshivah of Seduva, Rabbi in Manchester, Brooklyn, Trenton and Elizabeth, secretary of Agudath Harabbonism, and a founder of Ezrat Torah. Subjects: Jewish women - Religious life. Purity, Ritual - Judaism. Jewish women - Religious life. Purity, Ritual - Judaism. OCLC lists 3 copies (NYPL, HUC, UCLA). Light soiling to edges of wraps, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-39) xx (ID #35750) $40.00.
  400.  

     

     

     

     

     

  401. Eilberg-Schwartz, Howard. GOD'S PHALLUS AND OTHER PROBLEMS FOR MEN AND MONOTHEISM. Boston: Beacon Press, 1994. 8vo. Xii, 312 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): God (Judaism) – history of doctrines; Masculinity of God – history of doctrines; Sex role – religious aspects – Judaism; Phallicism. CONTENTS: The divine phallus and the dilemmas of masculinity; Feminism, Freud, and the Father God; Analytical phallusies; The averted gaze; Indecent exposures; Genital speculation; Unmanning Israel; Women rabbis and the orchard of heavenly delights; A sexless father and his procreating sons; The virgin birth and the sons of God; Embracing our fathers: theological musings of sons. ISBN: 0807012246. Price sticker on back, otherwise fine condition. (SPEC-6-4) (ID #25457) $30.00.
  402.  

     

     

     

     

     

  403. Mayer, Mordecai. ISRAEL'S WISDOM IN MODERN LIFE: ESSAYS AND INTERPRETATIONS OF RELIGIOUS, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL PROBLEMS BASED ON THE TALMUDIC AND MIDRASHIC LITERATURE. New York: Pardes, 1949. 8vo. 350 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: Galuth; Israel; Civilization in practice; Living and believing; Portraits of leaders; Tephilin speak; The divine hand; Ends and means; God and gold; Origins of sin; Types and characters' Brotherhood; Fundamentals of Judaism; Priestly blessings; About women. Ex library. Edgeworn, good condition. (RAB-22-11) (ID #20494) $30.00.
  404.  

     

     

     

     

     

  405. Remy, Nahida; Louise Herschmann Mannheimer, Mrs. NAHIDA REMY'S THE JEWISH WOMAN. Cincinnati; Press Of C. J. Krehbiel & Company, 1895. Original Cloth. 8vo. 264 pages. 21 cm. First English edition. Authorized translation (Judische Weib) by Louise Mannheimer. With a preface by Prof. Dr. Lazarus. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Singerman 4868. First published in German in 1891. Important study on the status of the Jewish woman. “The Jewish Woman, a product of her fundamental interest in both feminism and Judaism, which aroused enormous interest. It went into its third edition only one year later and its fourth in 1922, and was translated into English and Hebrew. It was and remains an important source book for women’s studies, used and cited by countless female and male authors. ” - Jewish Women's Archive. Nahida Ruth Lazarus (née Sturmhoefel; 1849–1928), “German playwright, novelist, and journalist, of Christian descent. Her first husband was the critic Max Remy, who died in 1881. She had been drawn to Judaism from her youth and some years after Remy's death she was converted to Judaism. In 1895 she became the second wife of the philosopher Moritz Lazarus. The many novels and short stories which she published in the last decades of the 19th century were soon forgotten, and she is mainly remembered for her later writings on Jewish topics. These include Das Gebet in Bibel und Talmud (1892), Kulturstudien ueber das Judentum (1893), Humanitaet im Judentum (1894), and the autobiographical Ich suchte Dich (1898). Conceived in the spirit of contemporary Liberal Judaism, and written in a popular sentimental style, Nahida Lazarus' books enjoyed considerable success in their time. Das juedische Weib (1890; The Jewish Wife, 1895), written while she was still a Christian and with a preface by her future husband, was republished in a fourth edition in 1922 and was translated into English and Hebrew. There is historical value in her edition of Moritz Lazarus' memoirs (1906). ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Jewish women. Cloth bumped and soiled; previous owners stamp on bottom of portrait; otherwise clean and fresh. Good+ condition. (WOMEN-1-2) (ID #35713) $40.00.
  406.  

     

     

     

     

     

  407. Remy, Nahida; Moritz Lazarus; Louise Herschmann Mannheimer. NAHIDA REMY'S THE JEWISH WOMAN. Cincinnati; C. J. Krehbiel,, 1897. Original Cloth. 8vo. 264 pages. 21 cm. Second Revised edition. Translation of: Das jüdische Weib. Authorized translation by Louise Mannheimer; preface by Dr. Lazarus. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Singerman 4868 (1897). First published in German in 1891. Important study on the status of the Jewish woman by Nahida Ruth Lazarus. Subjects: Jewish women. Previous authors bookplate and institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-1-3) (ID #35714) $40.00.
  408.  

     

     

     

     

     

  409. Sanua, Victor, editor. FIELDS OF OFFERINGS: STUDIES IN HONOR OF RAPHAEL PATAI. Rutherford [New Jersey], Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1983. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 327, xx pages. 24 cm. In English with two articles in Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Folklore. Zionism -- History. Cultuur. Joden. Bibliographie Zionismus Aufsatzsammlung Volksliteratur Patai, Raphael, 1910-1996. Juden. "Hebrew section": pages iii-xx. Includes bibliographical references. Preface by Sanua. Articles are "Raphael Patai: An Appreciation," Howard M. Sachar, "The Oeuvre of Raphael Patai," Haim Schwartzbaum, "Bibliography of the Published Writings of Rapael Patai," compiled by Gertrude Hirschler, "The Idea of Folklore: An Essay," Dan Ben-Amos, "The Jewish Theodicy Legend," Dov Noy, "Mythology, Folklore, and Tradition: Studies in Yiddish Etymology," Robert Gordis, "The Moment of Desires,: Alexander Schreiber, "A Jewish Moses Legend of Islamic Provenance," Schwarzbaum, "The Woman with the Animal Face: The Emergence of a Jewish Fairy Tale," Aliza Shenhar, "The Magic Bird," Moshe Carmilly, "The Jew as a Literary Hero," Livia Jackson-Bitton, "Anthropology: A Case Study in Holoocaust Blindness?" Ailon Shiloh, "Syrian Jews in New York Twenty Years Ago," Walter P. Zenner, "The 'Young Turks' and Zionism," Jacob M. Landau, "Herzl's Diaries: A Case of Selectivity in Dealing with Historical Documents," Joseph Nedava, "Israel: A View from Lebanon," Meir Ben-Horin, "Haim Arlozorov," Simha Kling, "The Orthodox Bloc of Israel: The Early Years," Joseph Adler, "A Jewish Childhood in Cairo," Sanua, "War and Peace: The Theoretical Structure of Israelite Society," Cyrus H. Gordon, "Women, the Law, and the Ancient Near East," Savina J. Teubal, "Why Did Moses Strike the Rock? A Psychoanalytic Study," Dorothy F. Zeliks, "spirit Possession in Eighteenth-Century Italy," Gedalia Nigal, "A Strange Seder Custom and Its Origin," Tuvya Preschal. Very good condition. (FEST-1-26) (ID #27118) $30.00.
  410.  

     

     

     

     

     

  411. Schechter, Solomon. STUDIES IN JUDAISM. THIRD SERIES. Philadelphia: the Jewish Publication Socie, 1896. Small 8vo. 25 + 366 pages. First edition. Contents include: Nachman Krochmal and the "Perplexities of the Time"; The Doctrine of Divine Retribution in Rabbinical Litterature; The Law and Recent Criticism; The Hebrew Collection of the British Museum; The Child in Jewish Literature; Woman in Temple and Synagogue; The Earliest Jewish Community in Europe [Rome]; etc. Ex library, edgewear at ends of spine, Very Good condition with beautiful gilt lettering & insignia. (RAB-16-12) (ID #20544) $30.00.
  412.  

     

     

     

     

     

  413. Shilo, Margalit; International Conference Woman and Her Judaism (1st: 1999: Jerusalem). להיות אשה יהודייה : דברי הכנס הבינלאומי הראשון: אשה ויהדותה : שהתקיים בירושלים בחדש אב תשנ״ט, יולי 1999 LI-HEYOT ISHAH YEHUDIYAH: DIVRE HA-KENES HA-BENLE’UMI HA-RISHON ISHAH VE-YAHADUTAH: SHE-HITKAYEM BI-YERUSHALAYIM BE-HODESH AV 769, YULI 1999. TO BE A JEWISH WOMEN; PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WOMAN AND HER JUDAISM. Yerushalayim: Kolekh: Urim, 2001. Original Hardback. 8vo. 350, 34 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with 34 page English section. Conference proceedings of the First International Conference of Kolech, on 'Woman and her Judaism'. “Kolech achieved its most impressive public presence in four international conferences, held in Jerusalem in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005. Attended by more than a thousand active participants, they received media attention in the general and religious press, as well as in the electronic media. At the first conference, lectures were given on the subject of Torah learning for women, pointing out the possibilities and inherent dangers, and presenting the question of how to relate to women’s creative thought on Torah subjects and how it could be integrated with men’s writings. Two years later, at the second conference, there was no repetition of questions of this nature. The first conference had convincingly demonstrated both the impressive halakhic knowledge of many members of the new organization, as well as the existence of firmly established contacts with several well-known rabbis of a liberal-religious mind-set. ” - Jewish Women's Archive, Kolekh, by Margalit Shilo. Subjects: Women in Judaism - Congresses. Feminism - Religious aspects - Judaism - Congresses. Feminism - Religious aspects - Judaism. Women in Judaism. Conference proceedings. Light soiling to boards, institutional stamps on outer edges, backstrip, and title page; otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (WOMEN-1-45) (ID #35756) $30.00.