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Part II



Nr. 2. Chojrew. רעליגיעזע שול־ארגאניזאציע ״חורב״ אין פוילען : (קאנגרעס פוילען און גאליציען).
Warsaw, No date (ca. 1927).





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1.   S. D. Meirowitz. MISPED MAR. Vilna; E. Matz, 1881. Later Wrappers. 12mo. 24 pages. 18cm. Only edition. In Hebrew. Eulogy for Czar Alexander II (1818-81) following his assassination. Relates all the good the Czar performed for Russia and the Jews. Although the Russian-Jewish experience was not as harsh under the reign of Alexander II compared to that of his father, Czar Nicholas I, nevertheless new policies were implemented to encourage Jewish assimilation. Subjects: Czar Alexander II – Eulogy. No listings on OCLC. Very Good condition. Rare. (SPEC-36-8) (ID #31320) $300.00.


2.   Chojrew. רעליגיעזע שול־ארגאניזאציע ״חורב״ אין פוילען : (קאנגרעס פוילען און גאליציען). RELIGYEZE SHUL-ORGANIZATSYE "HOREV" IN POYLEN: (KONGRES POYLEN [POYLN] UN GALITSYEN [GALITSYN]). Poland, Warsaw, Poland, Warsaw, No date (ca. 1927). 8vo, Paper-wrappers bound together with a string, 8vo, 54 pages, illustrated with 26 photos, mostly portraits, in Yiddish. Original period photo-montage cover. Chojrew was an educational organization active from 1924 to 1940. Affiliated with the Agudas Israel in Poland, it maintained a network of orthodox Jewish schools throughout Poland for boys of all ages. The central office in Warsaw was organized at the Second National Agudas Israel Conference in 1924 and was a response to the development of Jewish secular schools, which were viewed as a threat to traditional Jewish orthodox values. Before the founding of Chojrew most religious schools were in private hands and were not organized. The Chojrew network included 1) preparatory or junior yeshivot 2) yeshivot gedolot, or yeshivot for older boys 3) elementary schools, or khadorim, with secular studies 4) khadorim without secular studies 5) summer camps 6) libraries 7) An Association of Religious Teachers and a teachers’ placement service. As of 1937 Chojrew maintained a total of 580 institutions with 73,311 students of which 150 schools and 18,000 students were located in Vilna. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (Spertus Insitute of Jewish Studies). Edgewear to covers, with a few chips at margins, no loss of text or illustration, pages tanned, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-22) (ID #29838) $200.00.




3.    Kupovetsky, Mark. editor. DOKUMENTI PO ISTORII I KULTURE EVREEV V ARKHIVAKH BELARUSI: PUTEVODITEL’. [JEWISH DOCUMENTARY SOURCES IN BELARUS ARCHIVES: A GUIDE]. Moscow, RGGU [Russian State University For The Humanities], 2003.  Hardcover. 8vo. 606 pages. 23 cm. In Russian with introduction and table of contents also in English. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Belarus -- History -- Sources. Archival resources -- Belarus -- Catalogs. Geographic: Belarus -- Ethnic relations -- History -- Sources. "Izdanie Project Judaica"--Part [2]. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN: 572810567X. New Condition. (JTS1-10) (ID #28221) $30.00.


4.    Kupovetsky, Mark. editor. DOKUMENTI PO ISTORII I KULTURE EVREEV V ARKHIVAKH MOSKVI: PUTEVODITEL’. [JEWISH DOCUMENTARY SOURCES IN MOSCOW ARCHIVES: A GUIDE]. Moscow, RGGU [Russian State University For The Humanities], 1997.  Hardcover. 8vo. 502 pages. 23 cm. In Russian with introduction and table of contents also in English. ISBN: 5728102115; 9785728102113. SUBJECT(S): Archives -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow -- Directories. Jews -- Soviet Union -- History -- Sources. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Soviet Union. Includes indexes. New Condition. (JTS1-9) (ID #28220) $30.00.


5.    Sallis, Dorit. JEWISH DOCUMENTARY SOURCES IN RUSSIA, UKRAINE AND BELARUS: A PRELIMINARY LIST. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1996. Original Softcover. 8vo. Vii, 164 pages. 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Union lists. Jews -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- Manuscripts -- Union lists. Archives -- Russia (Federation) -- Union lists. Jews -- Ukraine -- History -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Union lists. Jews -- Ukraine -- History -- Manuscripts -- Union lists. Archives -- Ukraine -- Union lists. Jews -- Belarus -- History -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Union lists. Jews -- Belarus -- History -- Manuscripts -- Union lists. Archives -- Belarus -- Union lists. "A publication of Project Judaica"--Part [iii]. Includes portions of: “Dokumental’nye materialy po istorii evreev v arkhivakh SNG I stran Baltii: predvaritel’nyi spisok arkhivnykh fondov.” New Condition. (JTS1-11) (ID #28222) $25.00.


6.   Cohen, Chester G. SHTETL FINDER: JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN THE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURIES IN THE PALE OF SETTLEMENT OF RUSSIA AND POLAND, AND IN LITHUANIA, LATVIA, GALICIA, AND BUKOVINA, WITH NAMES OF RESIDENTS. Bowie, Maryland; Heritage Books, 1989. Softbound. 4to. III, 145 pages. 28 cm. Second printing. Cover title reads: “Shtetl Finder Gazetteer.” The Shtetl Finder Gazetteer contains entries for over 2, 000 Jewish communities in eastern Europe, giving locations and lists the names of some Jews known to have lived in each community as compiled from newspapers, book subscriber lists, directories, etc. Subjects: Jews - Russia - Directories. Jews - Poland - Directories. Jews - Austria - Directories. Siedlung. Geschichte (1800-1817). Verzeichnis. Russia - Gazetteers. Poland - Gazetteers. Austria - Gazetteers. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (GENE-1-19) (ID #29931) $35.00.


7.   Fisher, Krysia; Web, Marek. THE REISENS OF KOYDANOVO. New York: YIVO Institute For Jewish Research, 2006. Paper-wrappers, 4to, 33 pages, many colorful prints. Celebrates the lives of Kalman Reisen and his five children: Rebecca, Abraham, Sarah, Hirsh and Zalman; in particular, it tells the story of the brothers Abraham and Zalman, whose names are among the most prominent in the history of the modern Yiddish culture, and in the history of the YIVO Institute as well. It is also a story of an East European Jewish family which, typically, was fated to live through wars, revolutionary upheavals, emigration, and the horrors of the Holocaust. (from the introduction). SUBJECT(S): Biography. No copies on OCLC. (YIDCHI-5-1) (ID #29688) $100.00.


8.   Gilboa, Jehoshua A.גחלים לוחשות : ילקוט מספרות עברית ומספרות יידיש בברית המועצות GEḤALIM LOHASHOT: YALKUT MI-SIFRUT ʻIVRIT UMI-SIFRUT YIDISH BI-VERIT HA-MOʻATSOT.  Tel Aviv: M. Noiman, 1953. Cloth, 8vo, 381 pages. 23 cm. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew literature -- Soviet Union. Yiddish literature -- Translations into Hebrew. Yiddish literature -- Soviet Union. Very Good Condition. (GER-38-51) (ID #29053) $30.00.


9.   Grzybowski, Kazimierz. POLAND IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS; AN OVERVIEW. Washington; Library of Congress, 1968. Illustrated wraps. 4to. III, 26 pages. 27 cm. First edition. An overview of the Library of Congress and of the development of the Poland (including Jewish & non-Jewish material) collections; with detailed descriptions of rare books, materials on Polish history, Bibliographies, Old Polish law books, Religious books, Philosophy, and Manuscripts. Describes the Polish Jewish community, and the manuscripts held in the collection. Subjects: Poland - Bibliography - Catalogs. Fresh and clean. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-30-17) (ID #30145) $30.00.


10.                Jeshurin, Ephim H. 100 יאר מאדערנע יידישע ליטעראטור  100 YOR MODERNE YIDISHE LITERATUR: BIBLIOGRAFISHER TSUSHTEYER. New York; Educational Committee Worksmen Circle, 1965.  Publishers cloth. 8vo. 635 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Title page verso: One hundred years modern Yiddish literature; bibliography. Extensive compendium of Yiddish literature, including alphabetical listing of authors and their works, with added focus to political and aesthetic schools. Includes English and Yiddish appendix of Ephim H. Jeshurin's bibliographical works and offprints. Subjects: Yiddish literature - History and criticism - Bibliography. Jews - Education - Bibliography. Jiddisch. Bellettrie. Light wear to cloth, light soiling on endpages, overall fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-17) (ID #30009) $35.00.


11.                Kligsberg, Moses. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR UNDER STRESS: AN ANALYTICAL TOPICAL GUIDE TO A COLLECTION OF AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF JEWISH YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN POLAND (1932-1939) IN THE POSSESSION OF THE YIVO INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH: TERMINAL PROGRESS REPORT. New York; Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1965. Original wraps. 4to. [68] pages. 28 cm. First edition. In English, with a one page Yiddish abstract at the end. Monograph concerned with the content and analytic tools to study the collection of Autobiographies from Poland. Written by Moses David Kligsberg (1901-1975), born in Warsaw, in a family of rabbinic lineage. “In 1917 Moses Kligsberg joined the Yugnt Bund Tsukunft, the young people's organization of the Jewish Labor Bund. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Tsukunft and secretary of its Warsaw branch. From 1921 to 1923 he worked as a librarian at the Groser Bibliotek in Warsaw. Thereafter he taught natural science, mathematics and general studies to youth workers in night schools run by the unions. From 1930 until the outbreak of the Second World War, Moses Kligsberg was Secretary of the Gezelshaft tsu Farshpreytn Bildung tsvishn Yidishe Arbeter (Organization for Educating Jewish Workers), and ran their night school. At the same time he was involved in numerous cultural and educational projects for the Tsukunft. … In 1938 Moses Kligsberg's monograph Yugnt psikhologye un sotsialistishe dertsiung (Youth Psychology and Socialist Education) was published by the Kultur Lige. Thus began Moses Kligsberg's specialization in 'yugnt forshung' (youth research). In 1939 he sent the manuscript of his unpublished article "Di psikhologye fun shpil un estetishn genus" to YIVO in Vilna, and was then invited by Max Weinreich to participate in the YIVO aspirant (YIVO research fellow). With the outbreak of the second World War Moses Kligsberg found refuge in as-yet unoccupied Vilna as a YIVO aspirant. There he began a project of analyzing the collection of youth autobiographies under the title "Perzenlekhe tsiln un gezelshaftlekhe idealn bay der yidisher yugnt in poyln". In 1940, when the Soviet army occupied Vilna, Moses Kligsberg sent his collected notes and materials to the newly-established YIVO in New York. Moses Kligsberg was granted a special visa and came to New York via Kobe (Japan) in April, 1941. He joined the YIVO staff as Max Weinreich's assistant in charge of research projects. In that capacity, after the war Moses Kligsberg corresponded with East European Jewish refugees around the world, asking them to collect materials for YIVO again. As secretary of the contest committee, he organized and administered three YIVO essay contests: 1) Autobiographies of Immigrants (1942); 2) The Experience of Jewish soldiers in World War II (1946); and 3) Supplementary Contest among participants in the autobiographies contest (1953). He was the project manager for the Yiddish language publication of Herman Kruk's Vilna Ghetto diary and oversaw several other YIVO publication projects. He was also a consultant to the Max Weinreich Center for Advanced Jewish Studies. For over thirty years Moses Kligsberg was in charge of all publicity work for YIVO. In 1950 he was appointed editor of the Yedies fun yivo (YIVO News), which position he retained until the end of his days. He wrote the Yiddish version of the Yedies, which was originally translated to English by Shlomo Noble, and later was translated and written by others. … Though lacking in formal degrees, Moses Kligsberg had scholarly ambitions and considered himself a sociologist. It was his lifelong ambition to write a sociological analysis of Jewish youth in Poland based on the Vilna YIVO autobiographies which came out of the contest that took place before World War II. The book never came to be, but Kligsberg wrote and published numerous articles related to the autobiographies and/or Jewish youth inYIVO Bleter / The YIVO Annual, and other journals. Notably, his 100-page article "Di yidishe yugnt bavegung in poyln tsvishn beyde velt milkhomes" (The Jewish Youth Movement in Poland between the Two World Wars), appeared in Studies on Polish Jewry 1919-1939 in 1974. Since his arrival in the United States, Moses Kligsberg was an active member of the American branch of the Jewish Labor Bund. He was secretary of the Foreign Delegation of the Tsukunft, and as such maintained correspondence with Bund and Tsukunft leaders around the world, many of whom were also his personal friends from Poland. Moses Kligsberg helped organize and coordinate Bund youth groups and activities in New York, including a branch of SKIF, the children's movement of the Bund. He was an editor, together with Alexander Erlich and Sholem Hertz, of Yugnt veker, the magazine published by the Bund in the United States. Moses Kligsberg was also a founder and driving spirit of Camp Hemshekh, the Catskills (New York) summer camp run by the Bund from 1959-1978.“ (YIVO) Subjects: Jews - Poland - Biography. Jews - Poland - History - 20th century. Antisemitism - Poland - History. Jews - Persecutions - Poland. Psychophysiology. OCLC lists 7 copies. In Great condition. (BIBLIOG-30-14) (ID #30142) $125.00.


12.                Mohrer, Fruma; Marek Web. GUIDE TO THE YIVO ARCHIVES. Armonk, N. Y.; M. E. Sharpe, 1998. Publishers cloth. 4to. XXV, 400 pages. 26 cm. First edition. This is the first repository-level finding aid to the archives (over 1, 400 collections) of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York. It includes a brief history of the institute and archives, descriptive entries on each collection, a detailed index of key words and subject headings, and information on the archive's basic services. Subjects: Jewish archives - Catalogs. Joden. Geschiedenis. YIVO Institute for Jewish research. Archiv. YIVO Archives. - Catalogs. New York (NY) - Yivo Institute for Jewish Research – Archives. Light shelf wear. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-29-15) (ID #30007) $100.00.


13.                Muneles, Otto. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF JEWISH PRAGUE: THE JEWISH STATE MUSEUM OF PRAGUE. Prague, Orbis, 1952. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 562 pages. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 562 pages. illus. 22 cm.  SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- Bibliography. Joden. Named Corp: Zidovske múzeum v Presove. This volume was the first published in the Series: "Jewish Monuments in Bohemia and Moravia." Ex-library with minimal markings. Very good condition in good jacket. (SPEC23-33) Very Good Condition Lacks Jacket. (ID #27445) $65.00.



14.                 Katsis, Leonid. editor. JUDAICA ROSSICA: ISSUE 1. Moscow, RGGU [Russian State University For The Humanities], 2001. Softcover. 8vo. 243 pages. 20 cm. In Russian with some Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Former Soviet republics -- History -- Periodicals. Jewish literature -- Former Soviet republics -- History and criticism -- Periodicals. New Condition. (JTS1-13) (ID #28224) $25.00.


15.                Adler, Dr. C. MEMORIAL MEETING (IN MEMORIAM) ISRAEL FRIEDLAENDER, BERNARD CANTOR, WHOSE LIVES WERE SACRIFICED JULY 5, 1920, IN THE CAUSE OF ISRAEL AND IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY. New York, American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers, Joint, 1920. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 7-100 pages, ports. 24 cm. Friedlaender (1876–1920) was a scholar, Zionist and community activist. On July 10, 1920 he and Bernard Cantor (1892–1920), a U. S. Reform rabbi, were murdered by Soviet troops in Kiev, Ukraine while volunteers on a Joint Distribution Committee relief programs for Jewish victims of post-World War I antisemitism in Eastern Europe. SUBJECT(S): Named Persons: Friedlaender, Israel, 1876-1920. Cantor, Bernard, 1892-1920.  Carnegie Hall, New York City, Thursday evening September 9, 1920.  Very Good Condition. (ID #27124) $75.00.


16.                Beilis, Mendel. די געשיכטע פון מיינע ליידען DI GESHIKHTE FUN MAYNE LAYDEN [LAYDN]. New York: Mendel Beilis Publishing Co, 1925. Cloth,  4to. 264 pages. Illustrated. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S): Trials (murder) – Ukraine – Kiev; Blood accusation – Ukraine; Jews – Soviet Union; Jews – persecutions; Antisemitism – Russia – history; Beilis, Mendel, 1874-1934 – trials, litigation, etc.; lUshchinskii, Andrei, d. 1911. OCLC lists no English copies worldwide. Beilis was “victim of a blood libel charge in Russia in 1911. On March 20, 1911, the mutilated body of Andrei Yushchinsky, a 12-year-old boy, was discovered in a cave on the outskirts of Kiev. The monarchist rightist press immediately launched a vicious anti-Jewish campaign, accusing the Jews of using human blood for ritual purposes.” Scientists, scholars, politicians, and clergy from around the world wrote in his defense, he was defended by some of Russia's most competent lawyers, and the jury found him not guilty. Beilis and his family eventually moved to Israel and then the United States. (Turtel, EJ) Gilt lettering on front and spine. Bumped corners, spine faded and loose, but present, otherwise very good condition. (ComHist-18-19) (ID #29312)  $30.00.


17.                Frederic, Harold, 1856-1898. THE NEW EXODUS: A STUDY OF ISRAEL IN RUSSIA. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons; London: W. Heinemann, 1892. Hardcover, 8vo, 300 pages. Gilt title on cover and spine. Includes frontispiece portrait of Alexander III and 8 illustrated plates. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Soviet Union. Jewish question. Juifs -- Russie. Juifs. Light wear to spine. Very good condition. (SPEC-13-9) (ID #26481) $40.00.


18.                Miller, Philip E. KARAITE SEPARATISM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIA: JOSEPH SOLOMON LUTSKI’S EPISTLE OF ISRAEL’S DELIVERANCE. Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1993. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xix, 252 pages. Map. 24 cm. In English and Hebrew. Series: “Monographs of the Hebrew Union College. Number 16.” CONTENTS: The Beginnings of Separatism – Solomon Babovich and the 1795 Mission to St. Petersburg/The Karaite Calendar Controversy – Simhah Babovich and the Crisis of 1827 – Epilogue: From Separate Identity to Assimilation – The Epistly of Israel’s Deliverance. SUBJECT (S): Karaites, Jews -- Ukraine -- Crimea. Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252). Light wear to jacket, but still solid. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF42-31)  (ID #28395) $40.00.


19.                Moskovskaya Evreyskaya Religionoznaya Obschina [Moscow Jewish Religious Community]. EVREYSKIY KALENDAR 1957-1958 (5718). Moscow, Moskovskaya Evreyskaya Religionoznaya Obschina [Moscow Jewish Religious Community], 1957.  Original Stapled Wrappers. 32mo. 32 pages. 12 cm. In Russian and Hebrew. Pocket calendar of Jewish months and holidays for 1957-1958 (5718). Also includes “Molitva za Mir” [Prayer for Peace] and Kadish. Scarce Soviet Era religious Jewish imprint. OCLC lists one copy (National Library of Israel). Small stain on Hebrew cover. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-7) (ID #28467) $75.00.


20.                Moskovskaya Evreyskaya Religionoznaya Obschina [Moscow Jewish Religious Community]. EVREYSKIY KALENDAR 1965-1966 (5726). Moscow, Moskovskaya Evreyskaya Religionoznaya Obschina [Moscow Jewish Religious Community], 1965.  Original Stapled Paper Wrappers. 32mo. 32 pages. 12 cm. In Russian and Hebrew. Pocket calendar of Jewish months and holidays for 1965-1966 (5726). Also includes “Molitva za Mir” [Prayer for Peace] and Kadish. Scarce Soviet Era religious Jewish imprint. OCLC lists only one copy (National Library of Israel). Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-6) (ID #28466) $75.00.


21.                Iliowizi, Henry. IN THE PALE: STORIES AND LEGENDS OF THE RUSSIAN JEWS. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897. 12mo. 367 pages. Contents: Ezra and Huldah. -The Baal-Shem and his golem. -Friends in life and death. -Czar Nicholas the First and Sir Moses Monteflore. -The Czar in Rothchild's castle. -The legend of the ten lost tribes. -The legend of the B'nai Mosheh. Iliowizi was a Russian-born rabbi and author who immigrated to the U. S. In 1880. He wrote stories, poems, plays, as well as many articles. (JE) Singerman 5185. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Russia -- Fiction. Legends, Jewish -- Russia. Tales -- Russia. Jewish fiction. Russia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction. Very Good Condition (EE-3-26) (ID #16506) $40.00.


22.                Solodukho, Yu. A, edited by Neusner, Jacob. SOVIET VIEWS OF TALMUDIC JUDAISM. Leiden, Brill, 1973. Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 112 pages. 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity; v. 2; ISBN: 9004037373 9789004037373. Slavery in the Hebrew society of Iraq and Syria in the second through fifth centuries A. D. --On the question of the social structure of Iraq in the third to the fifth centuries A. D. --The Mazdak movement and rebellion of the Hebrew population of Iraq in the first half of the sixth century A. D. --The Persian administrative-legal, socio-economic, and everyday lexicon in the Jewish-Iraqi literary monuments of the Sasanian period. --Concerning certain Persian borrowings in the Babylonian Gemara. SUBJECT (S) Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia. Judaïsme -- Histoire -- 10-425 (Période talmudique) Joden. Title Subject: Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Includes bibliographical references. Baruch Bokser’s copy with short note on inside back cover. Very good condition. (BRILL 1-5) (ID #25864) $30.00.


23.                Tsentsiper, L. [Aryeh Leib?]. עשר שנות רדיפות: מגילת הגזרות על התנועה הציונית ברוסיה הסוביטית ʻEŚER SHENOT REDIFOT: MEGILAT HA-GEZEROT ʻAL HA-TENUʻAH HA-TSIYONIT BE-RUSYAH HA-SOVYEṬIT  Tel Aviv: Ha-Vaadah Ha-Historit Shel Berit "kibuts Galuyot", 1930.  Boards, tall 8vo, 276 pages. Illustrated with photographs. In Hebrew. Title translates to: “Ten years of persecution: the Soviet Zionist movement in Russia” SUBJECT: Descriptor: Zionism -- Soviet Union -- History. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Spine rebound in cloth tape. Wear to covers. Pages lightly tanned. Good condition. (HEB-44-1) (ID #28960) $95.00.


24.                Weber, J. -B. (John Baptiste); Walter Kempster. LA SITUATION DES JUIFS EN RUSSIE. No Publisher, 1893?. Softcover, 8vo, 24cm, 146 pages. In French. Translation in part of: “Report of the commissioners of immigration upon the causes which incite immigration to the United States, 1892.” Members of the Immigration Commission: J. B. Weber, chairman, J. N. Cross, Walter Kempster, Joseph Powderly, and H. J. Schulteis. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Damp stains on cover, bumping to edges and corners, natural yellowing of pages. Cover partially detached from block, otherwise in very good condition. (Spec-15-7) (ID #30647) $50.00.



25.                Buchholtz, Anton. GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN RIGA BIS ZUR BEGRÜNDUNG DER RIGISCHEN HEBRÄERGEMEINDE IM J. 1842. Riga: N. Kymmel, 1899. Later Paper Wrappers, 8vo. Iv, 161 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – Latvia – Riga.  Some edgewear. Good+ condition. (GER-37-81) (ID #28738) $45.00.



26.                Adolph Moses; Henry Gersoni. THE RELIGION OF MOSES [BOUND WITH] SKETCHES OF JEWISH LIFE AND HISTORY. New York; Louisville, 1873; 1894. Cloth, Later cloth. 16mo. XIII, 138; V, (3) 9-224 pages.16 cm. Singerman 4734 (Moses) & Singerman 2391 (Gersoni) The Religion of Moses, printed in Louisville, Kentucky by Flexner Brothers, 1894, first edition; by Adolph Moses, a rabbi, author, and editor of the journal Zeitgeist. He became a medical doctor later in life. He was head of Congregation K. K. Adath Israel, Louisville, Kentucky. ‘Sketches of Jewish Life and History’, by Henry Gersoni, printed in New York by Hebrew Orphan Asylum Printing Establishment, 1873, first edition; contains seven illustrations; stories of Jewish Lithuania, written by Henry Gersoni, an American rabbi and journalist; born in Wilna, Russia, 1844; died in New York June 17, 1897. “Sketches of Jewish Life and History’ (New York), of which the first, ‘The Singer's Revenge, ’ is an adaptation from the Hebrew of M. A. Ginzburg's ‘Tikkun Laban ha-Arami, ’ and the second, ‘The Metamorphosis of a Lithuanian Boy, is to some extent autobiographical.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Both volumes bound in later cloth, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Judaism - Reform movements. Moses (Biblical leader). Fiction (American). OCLC lists 8 copies of Sketches, 28 copies of Religion of Moses. Light soiling to title page of Sketches, otherwise both volumes fresh and clean. Great condition (AMR-44-10) (ID #31548) $150.00.


27.                Agranovskii, G, Guzenberg, I. LITOVSKII IERUSALIM: KRATKIY PUTEVODITEL’ PO PAMYATNYM MESTAM EVREYSKOY ISTORII I KUL’TURY V VIL’NYUSE. Vilnius, Lituanus, 1992.  Paper Wrap. 8vo. 71 pages. Ill. 22 cm. In Russian. English Title: Lithuanian Jerusalem: A Quick Guide to the Memorial Places of Jewish History and Culture in Vilnius. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Lithuania -- Vilnius -- History. Geographic: Vilnius (Lithuania) – Guidebooks. Includes bibliographical references (page 71). Slight fraying at binding. Light staining on front and back covers. Pages are in very god condition. (HOLO2-29-7) (ID #26078) $75.00.


28.                Kopeloff, Isidore; Todros Geller. אמאָליקע יאָרן : איבערלעבונגען פון א אידיש אינגל אין דער אלטער היים AMOLIKE YORN: IBERLEBUNGEN FUN A IDISH INGEL IN DER ALTER HEYM. New York; Farlag Matones, 1931. Publisher cloth. 8vo. 208 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Bound in dark blue cloth with color-printed pictorial onlay, includes frontispiece photograph of the author. Illustrated by Todos Geller and a foreword from the editors; “Former Years” is an abridgement of the anarchist Isodore Kopeloff's book “Amol iz geven” (published 1926), the memoirs of his youth in Lithuania and the first years of his life in New York City. Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). Subjects: Childrens Literature, Yiddish. Jews - Lithuania - Social life and customs. Kopeloff, Isidore, 1859-1933. Lithuania - Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 29 copies. Outer edge lightly dusted, backstrip lightly worn, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-5) (ID #29768) $100.00.



29.                Cala, Alina. ASYMILACJA ZYDOW W KROLESTWIE POLSKIM, 1864-1897: POSTAWY, KONFLIKTY, STEREOTYPY. Warszawa, Panstwowy Instytut Wydawnicz, 1989. 1st Edition. Paperback, Softcover. 12mo. 407 pages. [24] pages of plates. illus. 20 cm. In Polish. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Poland -- History -- 19th century. Jews -- Cultural assimilation. Zydzi -- akulturacja -- Polska -- 19 w. Zydzi -- Polska -- opinia publiczna -- 19 w. Assimilation (Soziologie). Time: Geschichte (1864-1897). Geographic: Poland -- Ethnic relations. Polen. Juden. Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-[396]) and index. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (SPEC23-14) (ID #5086) $35.00.


30.                Mendelsohn, Ezra. ZIONISM IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF POLAND DURING THE TWENTIES. Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University, 1982. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 23 Pages. Paper wrappers. SUBJECT (S): Zionism – Poland – history; Jews – Poland – history -- 20th century. SERIES: Spiegel lectures in European Jewish history;; 1; Very good condition. (ComHist-9-26A) (ID #28151) $30.00.


31.                Shatzky, Jacob. יידישע בילדונגס־פאליטיק אין פוילן פון 1806 ביז 1866 YIDISHE BILDUNGS-POLITIK IN POYLN FUN 1806 BIZ 1866. Nyu York; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Historishe Sektsye, 1943. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 272 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Bibliyotek fun YIVO. English title page: “Jewish Educational Policies in Poland from 1806 to 1866.” With 9 pages of plates, including a facsimile of a Diploma from the Warsaw Rabbinical School. Appendix period documents in Polish. “Yankev Shatzky (1893–1956), historian and librarian. A native of Warsaw, Yankev Shatzky spent most of his career in the United States, closely associated with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. His published works number more than a thousand, including hundreds of scholarly articles, scores of major book reviews, monographs, and book-length studies, in addition numerous anthologies and annuals that he edited. Writing primarily in Yiddish, but also in Polish and Hebrew, Shatzky ranged over the length and breadth of modern Jewish history and thought. He also wrote extensively on the history of Yiddish theater and popular Jewish culture. His best and most important works focused on the Jews of Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine—the constituent parts of Old Poland.” (YIVO Encyclopedia; Shatzky, Yankev). Subjects: Jews - Education - Poland. Light rubbing to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-16-25)  (ID #30827) $30.00.



32.                Hertz, Jacob Sholem. DI YIDN IN UKRAYNE: FUN DI ELTSTE TSAYTN BIZ NOKH TAH VETAT. Nyu York, Unzer Tsayt Farlag,. 1st Edition. Cloth, Rear board scuffed, otherwise Very Good Condition; 8vo; 262 pages; 24 cm. Includes added title page in English: "The Jews in the Ukraine, from the earliest times through 1648-1649." 1 of only 2000 copies printed. Good condition. (EE-3-35) (ID #7654) $45.00.




33.                Solis-Cohen, Emily, editor. JEWISH STUDIES: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF THE VERY REVEREND DR. GUSTAV SICHER, CHIEF RABBI OF PRAGUE. Prague, Council of Jewish Relgious Communities, 1955. Paperwrappers, Original Paper Wrappers. Small 8vo. 111 p. port, maps, tables. 22 cm. Inscribed by author on title page. "At the Occasion of the 75th Birthday of the Chief Rabbi." CONTENTS: Concept of work in the Jewish faith, by G. Sicher.--The celebration of a great birthday, by B. Farkas.--The literary work of Dr. Gustav Sicher, by M. Bic.--Weapons of mass destruction and our religion, by E. Katz.--The life of our religious communities, by E. Davidovic.--The social work of Jewish religious communities, by R. Iltis.--Jews in the literature of the Czech lands, by P. Eisner.--The Old-New Synagogue--in the steps of Josef Mánes, by H. Volavková.--The unity of the New Covenant--the Unity of Brethren, by S. Segert.--Musil, Madian, and the Mountain of the Law, by G. Hort.--The State Jewish Museum in Prague, by H. Volavková.--From the archives of the State Jewish Museum, by O. Muneles.--At the end of the trail, by J. Weil. (FEST1-124) (ID #28023) $55.00.


34.                Ignatoff, David; Benjamin Kopman, Illustrator. וואונדער מעשות פון אלטען פראג VUNDER MAYSES FUN ALTEN [ALTN] PRAG. New York; Farlag Amerika, 1920.  Publishers cloth. 8vo. 231 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “Wondertales of Old Prague”; romantic fairy-tales about the hero Berl Prager, who experiences adventure as a follower of Rabbi Loew; written by David Ignatoff, with twenty-six illustrations by Benjamin Kopman. “David Ignatoff (1885–1954), Yiddish novelist and dramatist. Born in the Ukraine, Ignatoff was active in the revolutionary movement in Kiev (1903–06) before leaving for the United States. In 1907 he helped to found the literary group Di Yunge.” (EJ 2008) “Benjamin Kopman (1887-1965), American painter, lithographer, etcher and illustrator, Benjamin Kopman came to the United States from Russia in 1903. He studied art at the National Academy of Design, Washington, DC, and held his first one man show in 1912 at the Scott Thurber Gallery in Chicago and the Macbeth Gallery in New York City. During the following years, Kopman exhibited at such major institutions as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, La Napoule Art Foundation, Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Public collections that today include Kopman's original prints and paintings are the Carnegie Institute, Colgate University, Brooklyn Museum, University of Michigan and the University of Tel Aviv, Israel.” (EJ 2008). OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide, combined, of the first and deluxe edition (does not distinguish between them). Subjects: Jews - Czech Republic - Prague - Fiction. Yiddish literature. Light wear to cloth, faint institutional stamps on endpage, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-3) (ID #30494) $125.00.



35.                FOLDES, D. DEZSO. SZELJEGYZETEK AZ UGYNEVEZETT ZSIDOKERDESHEZ. Budapest, 1938. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 60 pages. SUBJECT: Jewish question. Jews--Hungary. Cover wrappers chippies and missing pieces, tape-repair, but paper & binding remain good & solid. (EE-3-4) (ID #28850) $50.00.


36.                A ZSIDÓKÉRDÉS MAGYARORSZÁGON; A HUSZADIK SZÁZAD KÖRKÉRDÉSE. Paper Wrappers, Budapest, Társadalomtudományi társaság kiadása,  1917. Cloth, 8vo, 164 pages. 25 cm. In Hungarian.Series: Huszadik szzad könyvtára,; 64; SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Hungary -- Political and social conditions. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Harvard, Hoover, Stanford, UCLA, YU, HUC). Very Good Condition. (EE-3-5) (ID #15683) $75.00.


37.                [Blau, Lajos (Ludwig)]. ZIKARON YEHUDAH TANULMANYOK: A FERENC JÓZSEF ORSZÁGOS RABBIKÉPSZO INTÉZET NÉHAI IGAZGATÓJÁNAK EMLÉKÉRE:TISZETELZOI KARTÁRSAI ÉS TANÍTVÁNYAI KÖZREMZUKÖDÉSÉVE: DR. HEVESI SIMON DR. GUTTMANN MIHALY  DR LÖWINGER SAMUEL. Budapest, No Publisher (The Committee), 1938. 1st Edition. Cloth, Exlibrary, waterstains to edges, tears to few pages. Fair Cond; 8vo; iv, 351, 194 pages; 23 cm. In Hungarian and Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references. Scarce. (FEST-6-2) (ID #5246) $75.00.


38.                Banoczi, Jozsef. EVKÖNYV. KIADJA AZ IZR. MAGYAR IRODALMI TARSULAT. 1909. VOLUME 28. Budapest, Izraelita Magyar Irodalmi Tarsulat, 1909. 1st Edition. Cloth, Hinges starting. Fair Condition; 8vo; 454 pages; 25 papers and about 75 pages concerning the Society and its members. (EE-3-7) (ID #6705) $85.00.


39.                Heller, Bernat. A HEBER MESE: I A HEBER MESE KELETEN ES AZ ISZLAM ORSZAGIBAN. Budapest, A Nepszerü Zsido Könyvtar Kiadasa, 1930. 1st Edition (?). Hardcover, Lacks backstrip, other light usewear, about Good Condition; 12mo; 61 pages; Number 5 in the Nepszerü Zsido Könyvtar series edited by Jozsef Banoczi & Ignacz Gabor. No date, probably around 1930. Seems to be volume I (of how many? ); not clear if it stands on its own. (EE-3-8) (ID #6707) $35.00.


40.                Kiss, Arnold. SALAMON IBN GABIROL. Budapest, A Nepszerü Zsido Könyvtar Kiadasa,. 1st Edition (?). Hardcover, Lacks backstrip, other light usewear, about Good Condition; 12mo; 44 pages; Number 4 in the Nepszerü Zsido Könyvtar series edited by Jozsef Banoczi & Ignacz Gabor. No date, probably published around 1930 (EE-3-9) (ID #6702) $50.00.


41.                Mandel, Jozsef. A ZSIDO MAGAN- ES BUNTETOJOG ALAPELVEI. Nagyvarad, Sonnenfeld, 1918. Paper Wrappers, 8vo; 30 pages; SERIES Zsido renaissance konyvtar, 4 Jews--Law. Mandel, Jozsef. Wear to covers, Good Condition. (EE-3-11) (ID #8185) $60.00.


42.                Yeshrun, Elijahu. AS ELÖ ZSIDO TÖRTENELEM: ABRAHAMTOL--IZRAEL ALLAMA BARMICVAJAIG. Tel Aviv, Masodik Kiadas, 1961. 2nd Revised Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 263 pages. 1st edition was published in 1942. Autograph correction to one page. Dust-cover chipped, but in overall very good condition. (EE-3-6) Light wear, Good+ Condition in Good+ Jacket. (ID #6703) $75.00.



43.                Kissman, Joseph. שטודיעס צו דער געשיכטע פון רומענישע יידן אין 19טן און אָנהייב 20סטן יאָרהונדערט SHTUDYES TSU DER GESHIKHTE FUN RUMENISHE YIDN IN 19TN UN ONHEYB 20STN YORHUNDERT. Nyu York; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Historishe Sektsye, 1944. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 118 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. English title page: “Studies in the History of Rumanian Jews in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.” The only published volume amidst the prolific writings of “Joseph Kissman (1889-1968), one of the youngest participants in the Czernowitz Conference. Later in his career, living in the US Joseph Kissman was an active journalist and writer, frequent contributor to ‘Tsukunft’, ‘Forverts’, and other Yiddish periodicals. He wrote the book ‘Shtudyes tsu der geshikhte fun rumenishe yidn in 19tn un onheyb 20stn yorhundert’ (Nyu York: Yidisher visnshaftlekher institut, 1944) and edited the Jewish Labor Committee's publication ‘Facts and Opinions’.” (Mendele, Vol. 08.048, September 1998) Subjects: Jews - Romania - History. Romania - Ethnic relations. Light wear to cloth, penciled inscription on endpage, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (YID-16-24)  (ID #30826) $30.00.




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


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


46.                Miller, Israel David. HAGADAH SHEL PESAH: ‘IM ME’AH VE-HAMISHAH ‘ASAR PERUSHIM HA-NIKRA’AH BE-SHEM MIGDAL ‘EDER... YE-HOSAFTI... HIDUSHIM... BE-SHEM HEMDAT YISRA’EL... / A.Y. YISRA’EL DAVID MILLER. Vilna; Bi-Defus Ve-Hotsa’ot Rom, 1931. Publishers cloth. 8vo. [4], 110 pages. 24 cm. Second Revised edition. ’Passover Haggadah, with one hundred and fifteen commentaries’ by Israel David Miller. Haggadah with commentary, published in Vilna, 1931, in the interwar period, by the famous Romm publishing house. Bound in marbled boards with gilt title. Yudlov 3385, Yaari 2678. Subjects: Liturgy and ritual. Hagadah -- Commentaries. Haggada shel Pesah. OCLC lists one copy of this edition (Natl Libr Israel). Boards loose, previously repaired; endpages aged and brittle, otherwise, internally, fresh and clean. Good condition. (HAG-10-26) (ID #31267) $175.00.



47.                 Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972. Dresner, Samuel H. THE CIRCLE OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV: STUDIES IN HASIDISM. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1985. Cloth, 8vo, xlv, 213 pages. SUBJECT (S): Hasidim -- Biography. Hasidism -- History. Hassidisme -- Biographies. Hassidisme -- Histoire. Ba`al Shem Tov, ca. 1700-1760. Includes index. / Bibliography: p. 197-206. Small edge tears to jacket, small piece of scotch tape on jacket. Owner’s stamp on flyleaf. Very good condition in Very good - jacket. (RAB-39-1) (ID #24630) $20.00.


48.                Gulkowitsch, Lazar. DER HASIDISMUS; RELIGIONSWISSENSCHAFTLICH UNTERSUCHT. Leipzig; E. Pfeiffer, 1927. FT) Paper wrappers. 8vo. 81 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. The dissertation in philosophy of Lazar Gulkowitsch, presented under the auspices of the Publications of the Research Institute for Comparative Religious History at the University of Leipzig, Series 2, issue 6. Lazar Gulkowitsch (1898-1941) was an eminent Jewish Studies scholar, chair of the Jewish Studies department at Leipzig in the 1920’s and 1930’s. “Hasidism, religious studies examined” is a historical exposition of Hasidism with an emphasis on the study of mysticism, a tendency Gulkowitsch was critical of. He published, in the last few years of his life, three longer studies on different aspects of Hasidism, studies which scholars consider more thorough then this first well known study from 1927, which have never been republished and are hard to obtain. Subjects: Hasidism. Chassidismus. Paper wrappers loose, covers lightly soiled. First signature loose, last signature shaken. Pages aged, but clean. Good + condition. (GER-33-18) (ID #28814) $30.00.




49.                Aronson, Gregor; J S Hertz. DI GESHIKHTE FUN BUND [FIVE VOLUME COMPLETE SET]. Nyu York; Unzer Tsayt, 1960-1972. Original Cloth. 8vo. 381; 640; 500; 398; 331 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Five volume set of ‘The History of the Jewish Labor Bund’, published between 1960-1972. Includes black and white photographs throughout; detailing the lives of Bundists, and important debates, historical events, and activities of the Bund. Subjects: Jewish socialists - Europe, Eastern - History. Russia; before 1917; social history; political parties; social democracy; Bund. International Jewish Labor Bund. Allgemeyner Idisher arbayterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland. Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeyter Bund. Light wear to edges of cloth, previous owners signature on endpages, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (YID-19-33) (ID #31078) $100.00.


50.                International Jewish Labor Bund. JEWISH LABOR BUND, 1897-1957. New York, Int'l Jewish Labor Bund, 1957. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Bund archive stamp on last page. Very Good Condition; 8vo; 72 pages; 22 cm. (EE-3-30) (ID #5019) $30.00.


51.                Bund (Universal Jewish Workers’ Union in Lithuania, Poland and Russia). 6TH SIONISTICHESKII KONGRESS V BAZELIE. London, Bund, 1903. Original Paper Wrappers. 16mo. 30 pages. 11 cm. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “6th Zonist Congress in Basle [Switzerland].” The ZO served as an umbrella organization for the Zionist movement, whose objective was the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine - at that time under the Ottoman Empire and following the First World War The British Mandate of Palestine. Topics discussed at this meeting include: A Jewish settlement in East Africa (Uganda project), and the possibility of cooperative settlements [in Palestine]. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Restoration. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Columbia University, Indiana University, National Library of Israel). Binding torn, repaired with tape. All text is clear. Good condition. (SEF37-28) (ID #28487) $50.00.



52.                Birnbaum, Nathan. VOR DEM WANDERSTURM. Frankfurt Am Main; L. Sänger, 1919. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “Before the Wandering Tempest.” Printed in the pamphlet series “Jüdische Zeitfragen No. 1” (Jewish Contemporary Issues, no. 1) in the year 1919/5679. Nathan Birnbaum (1864–1937), a writer (early pen name: Mathias Acher), philosopher, one of the originators of Zionist ideology, later a leader of religious Judaism. He was an early proponent of Zionism, founding “Kadimah,” the first Jewish nationalist students' organization (1882) with the aim of criticizing assimilation and setting up a Jewish nationalist consciousness. “After the Second Zionist Congress (1898) Birnbaum made a fundamental turn in his political thinking: He became a spokesman for "diaspora nationalism,” publishing articles in which he severely criticized Herzl's "diplomatism,” the "inorganic" nature of the Zionist movement, and the Zionist "negation of the Diaspora,” its culture and language (Yiddish). He gradually withdrew from Zionism, affirming that "Israel comes before Zion,” i. E, that the striving for Eretz Israel must not entail neglect of the Jewish People itself. His concept was now that of an interterritorial nation, comprising and integrating all existing Jewish groups which had a cultural life of their own. The most important group in his eyes was the Yiddish-speaking one in Eastern Europe. … He repudiated his own former "pagan-Jewish" life in Gottes Volk (1917), with further editions in 1918 and 1921 (translated into English under the title Confession, 1946). In Vom Freigeist zum Glaeubigen (1919) he described his spiritual development. Upon the refounding of the Agudat Israel World Organization (1919) he became its first general secretary. At that time, after the war, revolution, and pogroms in Eastern Europe, he devoted much effort to the problem of emigration and endeavored to enlist general Jewish cooperation toward regulating on a big scale what amounted to an unorganized, panic mass flight. His book Im Dienste der Verheissung (1927) contains a critical analysis of the "activism" of the Orthodox as a grafting of fashionable ideologies onto an organism that was inherently of a different nature and suggested to the "activists" a more fruitful field – the gigantic task of creating the necessary material preconditions toward effecting a metamorphosis.” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Jews -- Restoration. Judentum. Migration. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Lightly soiled front cover, soiled back cover. Pages aged, browned, but clean. Good+ condition. (GER-36-43) (ID #28894) $35.00.



53.                Kaplum-Kogan, Wlad. W. DER KRIEG. EINE SCHICKSALSSTUNDE DES JÜDISCHEN VOLKES. Bonn, Marcus & Webers,. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8°; 23 pages; Includes map of the "jüdischen Ansiedlungsrayons in Russland.” Bound with: Nathan, Paul: DAS PROBLEM DER OSTJUDEN. VERGANGENHEIT - ZUKUNFT. (Berlin, Philo Verlag 1926. 8°. 38 pages. Zweite Auflage.) Attractively rebound in period cloth, with original paper covers mounted on front and rear. Very Good Condition. (EE-3-31) (ID #8127) $100.00.




54.                Lestschinsky, Jacob. די אנהויבן פון דער עמיגראציע און קאלאניזאציע ביי יידן אין 19־טן יארהונדערט DI ONHOYBN FUN DER EMIGRATSYE UN KOLONIZATSYE BAY YIDN IN 19-TN YORHUNDERT. Berlin; Farlag "Emigdirekt", 1929. Original Wraps. 8vo. 70 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Back cover title: Die Anfange der Emigration und Kolonisation bei den Juden im XIX. Jahrhundert. ‘The beginnings of colonization and emigration of the Jews in the nineteenth century’, a detailed monograph with demographic statistics by Jakob Lestschinsky (1876–1966), “historian and sociologist; specialist in Jewish demography and economic history. … In 1921, Lestschinsky worked in Berlin as a correspondent for the New York Yiddish daily Forverts, and continued to write for this newspaper for more than 40 years. Conducting extensive research on the economic and social history of East European Jews, he was one of the founding members of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and participated in the inaugural meeting of its Historical Section in Berlin on 31 October 1925. Lestschinsky edited Bleter far yidisher demografye, statistik, un ekonomik, which appeared in Berlin from 1923 until 1925. He laid the groundwork for the Economic-Statistical Section of YIVO, which he headed from its inception in 1926, and edited its publications Ekonomishe shriftn and Yidishe ekonomik.” (YIVO Encyclopedia). Subjects: Jews - Migrations. Jews - Colonization. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light soiling, light edgewear to wraps. Otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-18-7) (ID #31715) $100.00.


55.                Wyszkowski, Charles. A COMMUNITY IN CONFLICT: AMERICAN JEWRY DURING THE GREAT EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. Lanham, Md.; University Press Of America, 1991. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XIX, 363 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “This book explores reactions to issues viewed as of major importance by the editors of ‘The American Hebrew’ of New York in the years 1879-1884, 1894-1898 and 1903-1908. Since its inception in 1879 and until World War 1, the ‘Hebrew’ was a leading Anglo-Jewish weekly, which helped to mold the structure and attitudes of the community's English-speaking sectors. Responsible for it was the unique character of the nine-member founding editorial board, mostly of national prominence in religious and civic life. They remained anonymous until 1929. Desire for total integration into American society as well as fear of assimilation and pride in Jewish particularism produced a community in conflict.” (Publishers description). Inscribed by the author in English (and Hebrew) on first endpage. Subjects: Jews - United States. Jews, East European - United States. Immigrants - United States. Jews - Europe, Eastern - Migrations. United States - Emigration and immigration. United States - Ethnic relations. Pronounced soiling to cloth, some passages underlinined, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-21) (ID #31415) $45.00.




56.                Almog, Shemuel. editor. תמורות בהיסטוריה היהודית החדשה. TEMUROT BA-HISTORYAH HA-YEHUDIT HA-HADASHAH: KOVETS MAAMARIM, SHAI LI-SHEMUEL ETINGER; & BEN YISRAEL LA-UMOT. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Jerusalem, Historical Society Of Israel, Zalman Shazar Center For Jewish History, 1987.  Original Publisher’s Cloth. 2 volumes. 8vo. 568, cxxvii; 375, cxlvi pages. Port. 23 cm. In Hebrew and English with English summaries of some Hebrew articles. Title translates to English as, “Transition and Change in Modern Jewish History” and “Israel and the Nations.” “Ettinger (1919–1988) was a Soviet-born Israeli historian. His major fields of research include Russian Jewish history (from its beginnings until the Soviet era), the attitude of 17th- and 18th-century European thought toward Judaism and Jews, modern Jewish historiography, and the roots and development of modern antisemitism.” (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Antisemitism -- History. Zionism -- History. Jews -- History -- 1789-1945. Jews -- Politics and Government. Published simultaneously with companion volume: Ben Yisrael la-umot. Includes bibliographical references. "Bibliyografyah shel kitve Shemuel Etinger": page 361-375. Inscription from previous owner on FEP of both volumes. Otherwise, nice clean copies. Very good condition in very good jackets. (FEST-1-98) (ID #27364) $225.00.


57.                Ben-Horin, Meir. editor. STUDIES AND ESSAYS IN HONOR OF ABRAHAM A. NEUMAN, PRESIDENT, DROPSIE COLLEGE FOR HEBREW AND COGNATE LEARNING, PHILADELPHIA. Leiden, E. J. Brill For The Dropsie College, Philadelphia, 1962.  Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xiii, 649 pages. Port. 25 cm. Mostly in English with some Hebrew articles. Abraham A. Neuman was President of Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia. Contents include: The Oral Traditions of Pre-Crusade Ashkenazic Jewry (by Irving Argus); Medieval Nationalism and Jewish Serfdom (by Salo W. Baron); The Growth and Progress of Modern Hebrew (by William Chomsky); Jewish Participants in the Polish Insurrection of 1863 (by Abraham Duker); The Story of Ascama I of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Congregation of London with Special Reference to Responsa Material (by Isidore Epstein); Home Rituals and the Spanish Synagogue (by Solomon B. Freehof); The Papal Bull Sicut Judeis (by Solomon Grayzel); The Ordinary Jew in the Middle Ages (by Cecil Roth); The Colonial Jewish Peddlar (by Maxwell Whiteman). SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Jews -- History. Hebrew philology. Judaïsme. Juifs -- Histoire. Philologie hébraïque. Neuman, Abraham A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890- Added title page in Hebrew. Includes bibliographical footnotes. Very good condition. (FEST-1-83).  (ID #27349) $30.00.


58.                · Löwinger, D. S, Jozsef Somogyi. editors. IGNACE GOLDZIHER MEMORIAL VOLUME. Budapest, [S. N. ], 1948. Original Publisher's Cloth. 2 volumes. vii, 434, 44, viii, 222, 29 pages. facsim, music, port. 21 cm. Text in English, Latin, French, German, Hebrew and Arabic.  Goldizher (1850-1921) was a Hungarian scholar and one of the founders of modern Islamic scholarship.  He earned his living as secretary of the Budapest Neolog Jewish community for 30 years, and in 1900 he became professor of religious philosophy at the Budapest Rabbinical Seminary." (EJ) CONTENTS: Part1 - "Quran readings of Ibn Miqsam," Arthur Jeffery; "Strange reading in the Quran," Charles C. Torrey; "Note on mishkat," W.H. Worrell; "Hairs of the Prophet," Samuel M. Zwemer; "Arabic scientific literature," George Sarton; "Arabic religious literature: new approaches in research," Edwin E. Calverley; "Eulogetos," Eric F.F. Bishop; "Character of early Islamic sects," William Thomson; "Chronological order of Ezra and Nehemiah," H.H. Rowley; "Argument from design: a Mu`tazilite treatise attributed to al-Jahiz," H.A.R. Gibb; "Quran and the `Arabiya," Paul Kahle; "Kitab al-Badi` of Ibn Khalawaih," Arthur J. Arberry; "Oriental documents in the Swedish State Archives," K.V. Zettersteen; "Untersuchungen zum Mitlautbestand des Ugaritisch-Semitischen," Joseph Aistleitner; "Islamic preacher: wa`iz, mudhakkir, qass," Johs. Pedersen; "Nouvelle bibliographie hallagienne," Louis Massignon; "Contribution to Quran and Hadith interpretation," A.S. Yahuda; "About five-tone-scales in the early Hebrew melodies," B. Szabolcsi; "Middle Assyrian votive bead found at Tanis," Julius Lewy; "Remarks on Psalm 91," Immanuel Löw; "Cérémonie du tewhid á Vidin," Jules Németh; "Nebuchadnezzar's dream in the book of Daniel," Samuel Löwinger; "Adh-Dhahabi's record of the destruction of Damascus by the Mongols in 699-700/1299-1301," Joseph Somogyi; "Sur quelques éléments juifs et pseudo-juifs dans l'encyclopédie magique de Buni," Georges Vajda; "Autograph letter of the pseudo-messiah Mordecai ben Hayyim of Eisenstadt," Jacob Leveen; "De pseudopropheta Nathan Ghazati ignota relatio," Mauricius Dercsényi; "Egyptian elements in the Haggadah," Bernard Heller; "Supplementary bibliography of the literary work of Ignace Goldziher," Alexander Scheiber; "Quelques additions et corrections à la "Bibliographie des Oeuvres de Ignace Goldziher par B. Heller, Paris, 1927"," I. Kratschkovsky; "English summaries of the Hebrew articles. Goldziher as seen through his letters," S.D. Goitein; "Letter by Poznanski and Sokolov to Goldziher," S. Löwinger; "Rabbanite prayer-book quoted by Qirqisani," Alexander Scheiber; "Poem  K.V. Zettersteen; "Untersuchungen zum Mitlautbestand des Ugaritisch-Semitischen," Joseph Aistleitner; "Islamic preacher: wa`iz, mudhakkir, qass," Johs. Pedersen; "Nouvelle bibliographie hallagienne," Louis Massignon; "Contribution to Quran and Hadith interpretation," A.S. Yahuda; "About five-tone-scales in the early Hebrew melodies," B. Szabolcsi; "Middle Assyrian votive bead found at Tanis," Julius Lewy; "Remarks on Psalm 91," Immanuel Löw; "Cérémonie du tewhid á Vidin," Jules Németh; "Nebuchadnezzar's dream in the book of Daniel," Samuel Löwinger; "Adh-Dhahabi's record of the destruction of Damascus by the Mongols in 699-700/1299-1301," Joseph Somogyi; "Sur quelques éléments juifs et pseudo-juifs dans l'encyclopédie magique de Buni," Georges Vajda; "Autograph letter of the pseudo-messiah Mordecai ben Hayyim of Eisenstadt," Jacob Leveen; "De pseudopropheta Nathan Ghazati ignota relatio," Mauricius Dercsényi; "Egyptian elements in the Haggadah," Bernard Heller; "Supplementary bibliography of the literary work of Ignace Goldziher," Alexander Scheiber; "Quelques additions et corrections à la "Bibliographie des Oeuvres de Ignace Goldziher par B. Heller, Paris, 1927"," I. Kratschkovsky; "English summaries of the Hebrew articles. Goldziher as seen through his letters," S.D. Goitein; "Letter by Poznanski and Sokolov to Goldziher," S. Löwinger; "Rabbanite prayer-book quoted by Qirqisani," Alexander Scheiber; "Poem by Israel Najara as a Sabbatian hymn," G. Sholem; "pt. 2. Sur la doctrine du Mahdi  Ibn Tumart," Robert Brunschvig; "Christian legislation on the synagogue," Samuel Krauss; "Suggestions for further studies in Judaeo-Arabic literature," Solomon L. Skoss; "Testimonial compulsion in Jewish, Roman, and Moslem law," Boaz Cohen; "Beiträge zur islamischen Literaturgeschichte," M. Plessner; "Ibn Kammuna's treatise on the immortality of the soul," Leon Nemoy; "Eliezer ben Hyrcanus: a Shammaite?," Alexander Guttmann; "On the development and shifting of motives in the Israelitic-Jewish conceptions of clean and unclean," Abraham Brody; "About Jewish elements in the Vitae prophetarum," Otto Komlòs; "Miscellanea Arabo-Turcica," Ladislaus Rásonyi; "Pslam XIX:5," David Fokos-Fuchs; "Ibn Khaldun: on the Bible, Judaism and the Jews," Walter J. Fischel; "Asnawi's tract against Christian officials," Moshe Perlman; "Addenda to the bibliography of Goldziher," Alexander Scheiber; "[Edition of the Arabic text of the "seventy words" by Saadia Gaon]," Nehemia Allony; "[Renewal of the controversy over the prayer for the head of the community at Abraham Maimuni's time]," S.D. Goitein; "[Two Piyyutim for Sukkoth, from the Kaufmann Ceniza-Collection]," Alexander Scheiber; "[On the development of the Agunah-problem]," Ernest (A.N.Z.) Roth; "[Jesh 'em lemiqra': a new suggestion on the interpretation of this formula]," Leo Jung; "[613 commandments among the Samaritans]," Abraham S. Halkin; "[Remarks on the Arabic text of the Kuzari]," D.Z. Baneth; "[Relative clauses in the peasant dialect of Bir-Zeit]," Joshua Blau. SUBJECT(S): Semitic philology. Islam. Jodendom. Semitische talen.  Very good condition.  (FEST1-31) (ID #27123) $300.00.


59.                Raphael, Y. SEFER MARGALIOT: MAAMARIM Û-MEKARIM LE-ZIKRO SEL HA-RAV REUVEN MARGALIOT Z”L. Jerusalem, Mosad Ha-Rav Kook, 1973. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 360 pages. In Hebrew. Title translates to English as: “Sefer Margaliot. Essays and studies to the memory of R. Margaliot.” “Margaliot (1889–1971) was a Ukrainian rabbinic scholar and author. Of special interest is a study of the halakhic aspects of a political resettlement of Erez Israel (Kavvei Or, 1921) written under the impact of the Balfour Declaration.” (EJ) OCLC lists one copy worldwide (ULB Sachsen Anhalt). Very good condition. (FEST1-70) (ID #27402) $100.00.




60.                Weinreich, Max. געשיכטע פון דער יידישער שפראך : באגריפן, פאקטן, מעטאדן GESHIKHTE FUN DER YIDISHER SHPRAKH: BAGRIFN, FAKTN, METODN [FOUR VOLUME COMPLETE SET IN SLIPCASE]. Nyu-York; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, 1973. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 353; 397; 381; 393 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Bibliotek fun YIVO. “History of the Yiddish Language: Concepts, Facts, Methods” in four volumes. With frontispiece portrait of the author. Max Weinreich (1894–1969), “Yiddish linguist, historian, editor. … his magnum opus, Geshikhte fun der Yidisher Shprakh (‘History of the Yiddish Language, ’ 4 vols, 1973; Engl. Transl. Of vols. 1–2, 1980), the culmination of a half century of research on Yiddish sociolinguistics, tracing the thousand-year development of Ashkenazi culture and the Yiddish language as integral to the Jewish way of life. He studied the development of Yiddish from its origins in Germany, through Eastern Europe and into the second diaspora, creating the basic concepts and theoretical tools of the linguistic study of Jewish languages.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Yiddish language - History. Light rubbing to edges of slipcase, previous owners name written in pen on first endpage of each volume; otherwise fine. Great condition. (YID-16-21) (ID #30823) $200.00.




61.                Mintz, Sharon Liberman; Elka Deitsch. PAST PERFECT: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN EARLY 20TH CENTURY POSTCARDS: AN EXHIBITION, OCTOBER 7-DECEMBER 30, 1997. New York City; Library, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1998. Softbound. 8vo. 84 pages. 21 cm. Only Edition. Color photographic reproductions of 171 postcards, including a large fold out poster of “Synagogues of the World” as depicted in postcards in rear pocket located at the endpage. Translations from the Yiddish for Jewish New Year's postcards by Rabbi Jerry Schwarzbard. Issued in conjunction with the exhibition, which was held at the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, this collection details the foundations and tropes of postcards detailing Jewish life, celebrations, and institutions from the late 19th through the early 20th century. With the focus on Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry, Rosh Ha-Shanah, Jews in the first world war, and a comprehensive collection of postcards of synagogues from around the world, including many from Eastern Europe. These postcards supply a panoramic view of Jewish daily life, both religious and secular, in the period preceding the devastation of European Jewry. The colorful images that adorn these postcards provide a nostalgic view into a bygone world. Subjects: Jews - Social life and customs - Exhibitions. Postcards - History - 20th century - Exhibitions. New Year cards - Exhibitions. Fine condition. (JTS-2-2) (ID #28681) $30.00.


62.                Benoschofsky, Ilona; Sandor Scheiber. DAS JUDISCHE MUSEUM IN BUDAPEST. Budapest; Corvina, 1989. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 245 pages. 25 cm. First German edition. German translation of “A Budapesti Zsidó Múzeum.” Title translates as “Jewish Museum of Budapest.” Includes 249 plates, many in color, of objects and texts at the Jewish Museum in Budapest. Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism - Catalogs. Judaism - Liturgical objects - Catalogs. Jews - Hungary - History - Catalogs. Budapesti Zsidó Múzeum - Catalogs. Budapest / Jüdisches Museum. Great condition in good jacket. (ART-20-18) (ID #30630) $30.00.


63.                Elkan, Benno. POLNISCHE NACHTSTÜCKE: MIT FEDERZEICHNUNGEN DES KUNSTLERS. München, Delphin, 1918. 1st Trade Edition. Paper Wrappers, Binding splitting, chips to top and bottom of spine in original illustrated dust jacket, which is missing 2/3 of the spine. All paper and plates are in good condition.; Large 8°; 151 pages; Includes 12 drawings (frontispiece and 11 plates). (EE-3-36) (ID #7980) $125.00.


64.                Foges, Benedikt, 1805-1890. ALTERTHÜMER DER PRAGER JOSEFSTADT, ISRAELITISCHER FRIEDHOF, ALT-NEU-SCHULE UND ANDERE SYNAGOGEN. . Prag, S. W. Pascheles, 1882. Hardcover, 8vo, 166 pages. Illus. In German. Illustration on p. 154. "Antiquities of the Prague Josefstadt, the Jewish Cemetery, the Old-New Shul and Other Synagogues.” SUBJECT (S): Synagogues -- Czech Republic -- Prague. On cover: "zum Theile nach gesammelten Daten und erworbenen Manuscripten des Herrn David J. Podiebrad" OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Pages tanned and a bit fragile. Stains to a few pages. Small chips to covers. Good + condition. (RAB-45-5) (ID #24693) $125.00.


65.                Lukas, Jan and Jindrich Lion. DER ALTE JUDISCHE FRIEDHOF IN PRAG. LE VIEUX CIMETIERE JUIF A PRAGUE. THE OLD PRAGUE JEWISH CEMETERY. Czechoslovakia; Artia, 1960. Hardcover, large 8vo, 37 pages, chiefly illustrated, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Cemeteries -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Sepulchral monuments -- Czech Republic -- Prague. Prague (Czech Republic). Stary zidovsky hrbitov. Title and text in English, French, and German. Other Titles: Alte judische Friedhof in Prag.; Vieux cimetiere juif a Prague. Ex-Libris, very good condition. (ART-17-4) (ID #28698) $30.00.


66.                (Poland & Lithuania) Wischnitzer, Mark. A HISTORY OF JEWISH CRAFTS AND GUILDS. New York: Jonathan David, 1965. Cloth, 8vo. Xxvii, 324 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Artisans – Jewish. Originally from Russia, the historian Wischnitzer (1882-1955) also lived and worked in Germany, England, and, after WWII began, the Dominican Republic and the United States. Beginning in 1925 he edited the Encyclopaedia Judaiaca's history section, while living in Berlin. “He occupied himself with the history of the Jewish guilds in Poland and Lithuania during the 17th and 18th centuries and devoted a study to them in Yiddish (1922). His History of Jewish Crafts and Guilds which includes a list of his previous works on the subject, was published posthumously in 1965.”(Poliak, EJ) Slight edgewear to jacket. Very good condition in good + jacket. (ART-14-3) (ID #26764) $95.00.


67.                Satt, Bernard. א יידיש שטעטל אין האלץ סקולפטור A YIDISH SHTETL IN HOLZ SKULPTUR. Los Angeles; The Satt Album Committee, 1958.  Publishers cloth. 4to. XXII, [84], 10 pages. 32 cm. Second edition. In Yiddish and English. “A Jewish Town in Wood Sculpture.” Printed at the Plantin Press. ‘A profile of my father’ by Dorothy Satt Auerbach. With 42 leaves of plates depicting the fine wood carvings depicting shtetls made by Bernard Satt; this second edition is printed on fine paper, and contains ten more plates than the first edition. "Many elements have joined together to give this portrait gallery of Polish and other Jews its peculiar poignance. The types depicted are passing from the page of history, often in dreadful tragedy. The artist remembers these students, farmers, tailors, and other people from boyhood with the peculiar tenderness which clings to youthful memories.” (from the foreword) The artist was born July 15, 1880, in a small Russian-Polish town called Zaloshin. At the beginning of 1908, Satt came to America and made his home in New York. Here he began to work as a wood-carver, in restorations of antiques, and in the creation of designs in antique for collectors and connoisseurs. Subjects: Jewish sculpture. Jews in art. Satt, Berel. Light wear to edges of cloth, near fine. Very good + condition. (ART-18-29) (ID #30586) $30.00.


68.                Sfard, David. לידער LIDER. Warsaw; Yidish Bukh, 1957.  Original stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. 146 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Title page verso: Wiersze. With frontispiece portrait of the author and 8 full page illustrations. Lyric poems by the Yiddish writer David Sfard (1905–1981). “Born in Trisk (Turiysk), Ukraine, Dovid Sfard spent his childhood in Ozeryany, where his father was a rabbi. Having received a traditional Jewish education, Sfard studied in Kovel’ at secondary schools that taught Hebrew and Polish; he then attended school in Luts’k from 1919 to 1926. After publishing some Hebrew poems in a periodical produced by young Hebraists in the latter city, he decided to devote himself to literature. From 1926 to 1928, Sfard lived in Warsaw, where he studied philosophy and was part of the circle of the charismatic Yiddish writer Itshe Meyer Vaysenberg. He cofounded a short-lived journal for young literati, Shprotsungen (Sprouts), and published his first poetry collection, Shtaplen (Steps; 1929). In 1928 he continued his studies in Nancy, France, also joining the leftist group Funk (Spark). He defended his doctoral dissertation on Hegel in 1931. Upon returning to Warsaw in 1932, Sfard became actively involved in leftist Yiddish literary activities. The following year, he joined the illegal Polish Communist Party and published his second book, Vegn tsegeyen zikh (On Breaking Up) —a story portraying ideological struggle and the formation of various political groups in a small town. A member of the Party’s Jewish Bureau, in 1934 and 1935 Sfard was its representative at the Warsaw Yiddish daily Fraynd, which was registered as a non-Communist democratic newspaper, published by Boris Kletskin and edited by Alter Kacyzne. Subsequently, from 1939 to 1946, Sfard lived in the Soviet Union, serving as deputy chair of the Bialystok branch of the Soviet Writers Union (1939–1941) and later living in Central Asia and Moscow. From his personal experience, he came to distinguish two parallel lines in Soviet policies toward national minorities: the central authorities aimed to minimize a national culture’s influence on its corresponding national group, but at the same time such authorities stimulated further development of the culture proper. From 1946, Sfard was a central figure in the Polish Jewish community, particularly in its cultural institutions such as the publishing house Yidish-bukh and the journal Yidishe shriftn. In his book Shrayber un bikher (Writers and Books; 1949) he attempted to find a place for Yiddish literature in the post-Holocaust world, apparently believing that Polish Jewish Communists should secure a full-blooded Yiddish cultural life rather than follow the Soviet model blindly. In the mid-1950s, he rejected the criticism of certain Soviet Yiddish writers (among them, Motl Grubyan and Hersh Bloshteyn) who attacked the ‘pessimism’ that found expression in continued mourning for victims of the Holocaust. This discussion mirrored the difference between two approaches to the Holocaust: while Polish Jews were allowed to mourn and discuss it, Soviet Jews were not permitted to grieve separately from other Soviet peoples. During his literary career, Sfard translated from French, Russian, and Polish, and wrote about Yiddish writers. Following the anti-Jewish campaign in Poland in 1968, he moved to Israel, where in addition to two collections of poems, stories, memoirs, and articles—Brenendike bleter (Burning Pages; 1972) and Mit zikh un mit andere (With Myself and with Others; 1984) —he contributed to periodicals and almanacs.” (YIVO encyclopedia). Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Light shelf wear to covers, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-10) (ID #30502) $60.00.


69.                Sourek, Karel & Hanna Volavkova, editors. STARY ZIDOVSKY HRBITOV V PRAZE: PRUVODCE HRBITOVEM A VYBER Z JEHO NEJDULEZITEJSICH PAMATEK ZE XIV.-XIX. STOL. Prague, Umelecka Beseda V Praze,. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition; 8vo; 14, 41 pages; 21 cm. Pruvodce po museich, galeriich a pamatnicich ceskych; sv.3. Includes 1 map. Plates are of Jewish Grave scenes & stones (EE-3-3A) (ID #5109) $30.00.


70.                Sourek, Karel & Hanna Volavkova, editors. STARY ZIDOVSKY HRBITOV V PRAZE: PRUVODCE HRBITOVEM A VYBER Z JEHO NEJDULEZITEJSICH PAMATEK ZE XIV.-XIX. STOLETI. Prague, Umelecka Beseda V Praze,. Paper Wrappers, no date. Very Good Condition; 8vo; 21, 41 pages; 21 cm. Pruvodce po museich, galeriich a pamatnicich ceskych; sv.3. Includes 1 map. Plates are of Jewish Grave scenes & stones (EE-3-3) (ID #5066) $30.00.


71.                Steinbarg, Eliezer; Arthur Kolnik, Woodcuts. MESHOLIM [ELIEZER STEINBARG’S WORKS; VOLUME 1]. Tshernovits; Komitet Af Aroystsugaben Eliezer Shteynbarg Shriftn, 1932.  Publishers cloth. 8vo. 320 [14] pages. 32 cm. First edition. “Eliezer Shteynbargs shriftn; Band 1”. Published in Czernowitz. Includes 14 plates of beautiful and original woodcut prints by Arthur Kolnik; each woodcut print is protected in thin tissue paper. Bound in black cloth with letterpress printed gilt lettering. “Mesholim”, a collection of his fables, appeared shortly after his death and became a bestseller. Eliezer Shteynbarg (1880–1932), “Yiddish writer and educator. Born in Lipkany, Bessarabia, Eliezer Shteynbarg (originally Shteynberg) received a traditional Jewish education but independently mastered German and Russian classics. Like his cousin Yehudah Steinberg (Shteynberg; a pioneer of modern Hebrew education), Eliezer directed a private, secular school, with Hebrew as the language of instruction. From 1919 on, he lived in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi) where he ran, among other things, a Yiddish children’s theater. As the most distinguished figure in the Tshernovitser Yidisher Shulfareyn (Czernowitz Association of Jewish Schools) and in the Jewish Cultural Association of Romania (founded in 1921), Shteynbarg played a leading role in the cultural life of Romanian Jews. He lived in Brazil from 1928 to 1930, and then returned to Czernowitz.” (YIVO Encyclopedia). The second volume of Steinbarg’s works, entitled “Mayselekh”, was published in 1936 in Czernowitz in a limited edition of 160 copies, a more readily available second edition of which was published in Tel Aviv in 1956. Both volumes were illustrated by Arthur Kolnik (1890–1972), “French painter and printmaker. Kolnik was a native of Stanislavov, Galicia, and studied at the School of Fine Arts in Cracow. He fought as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army in World War I, and was wounded. After the war, he went to Czernowitz (then Romania), where he took part in the intellectual life of the city, and became a close friend of the Yiddish poet, Itzik Manger. In 1921, with Reuven Rubin, he went to the United States where they had a joint exhibition under the sponsorship of Prince Bibesco, the Romanian minister. Kolnik returned to Czernowitz, where he made woodcuts. Among the books he illustrated was one of fables by Eliezer Steinbarg. In 1931 he settled in Paris. As a printmaker and painter, Kolnik depicted the ghetto dwellers of Eastern Europe. He presented them with sympathy and understanding, the human forms being very sharply outlined and the whole space freely divided into patterns of geometric planes.” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish parables. Fables, Yiddish. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Backstrip starting, light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. A beautiful and important book. (ART-18-6)  (ID #30498) $300.00.


72.                Teatrul Evreiesc De Stat Din Bucuresti. TEATRUL EVREIESC DE STAT BUCURESTI: IN ANUL JUBILIAR 100, 1876-1976. PROGRAM [I.E. PART] NO. 1. Bucharest: Teatrul Evreiesc De Stat Din Bucuresti?, 1976.  Wrappers, oversized 4to, 13 in, various paging (about 75 pages). Profusely illustrated. On cover: Caiet--program nr. 1. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Jewish theater in Bucharest, with articles in Romanian, Yiddish and English translation, program material, in Romanian and Yiddish. Photographs, and advertisements. “Jewish Theatre in Romania has a tradition dating back 130 years. Documents show that in 1876 the writer and artist Avram Goldfadenstarted the first professional Jewish theatre in the world, in a public park in the Romanian town of Iasi. A few months later, Goldfaden moved with his theatre company to Bucharest. The first review of the work of the Jewish Theatre was written by the eminent Romanian poet Mihail Eminescu. Since then the Jewish Theatre has held a particular place in Romanian Theatre…. In its uninterrupted 130 year history, the last 56 as a State institution, the Jewish Theatre of Bucharest has developed a distinguished profile and occupies a unique position in Yiddish language art worldwide” (Moti Sandak, 2012). OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Ex-library, Slight wear, otherwise in very good condition. (Spec-15-10) (ID #30650) $125.00.


73.                Teatrul Evreiesc De Stat Din Bucuresti. TEATRUL EVREIESC DE STAT BUCURESTI: IN ANUL JUBILIAR 100, 1876-1976. PROGRAM [I.E. PART] NO. 2. Bucharest: Teatrul Evreiesc De Stat Din Bucuresti?, 1976.  Softcover, oversized, 13 in, various paging (about 75 pages). Profusely illustrated. On cover: Caiet--program nr. 2. OCLC lists five copies of this edition in libraries worldwide. Slight wear at top and bottom of spine, otherwise in very good condition. (Spec-15-11) (ID #30651) $125.00.


74.                Volavkova, Dr. Hana. THE SYNAGOGUE TREASURES OF BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA. Prague, Sfinx & Centrotex, Ltd,. Cloth, Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket; 8vo; 28+38+98 pages; A detailed listing & description of some of the 10, 000 textile holdings of the Jewish museum in Prague. Leo Jung's numbered copy (#156), presented to him by Cenrotex (the Czech textile exporting corporation), co-publihsers of the book. (ART-9-20A) (ID #2059) $60.00.


75.                Volavkova, Hana. THE PINKAS SYNAGOGUE. Praha, Statni Pedagogicke Nakladate, 1955. Cloth, 8vo, 212 pages. Very Good Condition. Includes 68 photo plates. (COMHIST-18-26) Very slight bowing to baords, otherwise Very Good Lacks Jacket?. (ID #1797) $45.00.



76.                Arones, Feivish. ויהי - און געווען איז-- VAYEHI UN GEVEN IZ…. Bene Berak, Israel, 1978.  Paper-wrappers, 8vo, 112 pages, in Yiddish, illustrated, music. Inscribed by author. Content is divided in 2 parts: A. Lider and B. Fun Birbaydzan biz Bney Brak. Arones was born 1897 in Dvinsk, Latvia, very passionate for theatre, was a founding member of Yiddish Artists Union 1917 in Kharkov, and helped to organize several theatres, was an actor at Yiddish State Theatre of U. S. S. R in Moscow and wrote several articles about the Yiddish theatre. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Outer-cover is worn, overall very good condition (HOLO2-89-73) (ID #29600) $100.00.




77.                Batkin, Stanley I. THE TENZER FAMILY TREE: INCLUDING THE FEILER AND ZAHL FAMILIES. New Rochelle, N. Y.; S. I. Batkin Co, 1977. Portfolio. 4to. 54 leaves. 30 cm. First edition. Compiled and edited by Stanley I. Batkin. Includes brief family history, 25 family tree plates, compilation of names and addresses and introductory letter addressed to Stanley Batkin's cousins. Published in loose-leaf format in original folder, printed in red and black ink, on fine paper. Signed and numbered by genealogist Batkin; Number 541 of 600 copies. Subjects: Tenzer family. Feiler family. Zahl family. Great condition. (GENE-1-21) (ID #29933) $100.00.




78.                J. Szuw, editor. YALDUTAYNU. JALDUTEJNU NR 5 (DEC. 1938) , NR 7 (FEB 1939) , NR 8-9 (MARCH 1939) , NR 10 (MAY 1939) [INDIVIDUAL ISSUES]. Vilna, Centr. Komn. Osw. “Chojrew”, 1938-39. Original Wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages each. Appears to be a children’s supplement to the magazine "Das Wort". Each issue includes photos, poetry, stories, etc. for Orthodox Jewish children. In Hebrew. Certainly could not have survived more than another issue or two before the Nazi invasion of Sept 1, 1939. Subjects: Children's periodicals, Hebrew – Lithuania. None on OCLC. Scarce. Light wear and aging, but solid, Good Condition. Price is Per Issue (period-1-2). (ID# 31888). $50.00.


79.                HIAS-ICA Emigration Association. די אידישע עמיגראציע DI YIDISHE EMIGRATSYE. ORGAN FUN DEM YIDISHN EMIGRATSYE-FARBAND "HIAS-EMIGDIREKT" DIE JÜDISCHE EMIGRATION. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR AKTUELLE FRAGEN DER JÜDISCHEN WANDERUNG UND INFORMATIONSBLATT FÜR JÜDISCHE EMIGRANTEN. 10 Issues. 1925 Nrs. 1/2, 3, 4, 5/6, 7/8, 1926 Nr.13, 1927 Nr.14, 1928 Nr. 5, 6/7, 8/9. Berlin, HIAS-Emigdirekt, 1925-28. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. Aprox 64 pages each issue. Periodical existed 1925-1930. In Yiddish. Later issues include German section as well as German-language cover with table of contents and publishing information in German. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Migrations -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide, only 1 in the US (U of Amsterdam, Tresoar-Netherlands, UCLA). Chipping & occasional marks to some covers, otherwise Good solid condition, far better than generally seen. A nice run of 10 issues.  (EE1-5) (ID #18836) $275.00.


80.                HIAS-ICA Emigration Association. די אידישע עמיגראציע DI YIDISHE EMIGRATSYE. ORGAN FUN DEM YIDISHN EMIGRATSYE-FARBAND "HIAS-EMIGDIREKT" DIE JÜDISCHE EMIGRATION. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR AKTUELLE FRAGEN DER JÜDISCHEN WANDERUNG UND INFORMATIONSBLATT FÜR JÜDISCHE EMIGRANTEN. Nr 7/8, July-Aug 1925.. Berlin, HIAS-Emigdirekt, 1925. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 64 pages. Periodical existed 1925-1930. In Yiddish. Includes German-language title on rear cover. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Migrations -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide, only 1 in the US (U of Amsterdam, Tresoar-Netherlands, UCLA). Old Jewish institutional stamp on cover, cover chipped, otherwise  Good Condition.  (ee-1-6) (ID #18837) $35.00.


81.                HIAS-ICA Emigration Association. די אידישע עמיגראציע DI YIDISHE EMIGRATSYE. ORGAN FUN DEM YIDISHN EMIGRATSYE-FARBAND "HIAS-EMIGDIREKT" DIE JÜDISCHE EMIGRATION. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR AKTUELLE FRAGEN DER JÜDISCHEN WANDERUNG UND INFORMATIONSBLATT FÜR JÜDISCHE EMIGRANTEN. Nr. 26/27 (sequential) Aug-Sept 1928. (Nr.8/9 for 1928). Berlin, HIAS-Emigdirekt, 1928. 1st Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 70, 10 pages. Periodical existed 1925-1930. In Yiddish with German section (10 pages) at rear. Also includes German-language cover with table of contents and publishing information in German. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Migrations -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide, only 1 in the US (U of Amsterdam, Tresoar-Netherlands, UCLA). Bit of edgechipping to Yiddish (front) cover, otherwise Good solid condition, far better than generally seen. (ee-1-7) (ID #18838) $35.00.


82.                Jabotinsky, Vladimir; Michel Berchin. РАЗСВѢТЪ : ОБЩЕСТВЕННО-ПОЛИТИЧЕСКАЯ И ЛИТЕРАТУРНАЯ ЕЖЕНЕДѢЛЬНАЯ ГАЗЕТА, ПОСВЯЩЕННАЯ ЕВРЕЙСКИМЪ ИНТЕРЕСАМЪ. RAZSVIET: OBSHCHESTVENNO-POLITICHESKAIA I LITERATURNAIA EZHENEDIELNAIA GAZETA, POSVIASHCHENNAIA EVREISKIM INTERESAM. [BROKEN RUN; ISSUES 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 30, 31, 34, 35, 37, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51]. Paris; Rassviet, 1926.  Original paper wrappers. 4to. (25 issues): [2], 16 pages each number. 31 cm. All articles in Russian, with advertisement and marginalia in Yiddish, Hebrew, French, and English. Loose broken run of 25 issues of the weekly periodical Razsviet (“Dawn”) from the year 1926. All issues in blue or brown paper covers. The periodical Razsvet (Berlin, Paris; 1922–1934), served as the organ of the recently created Revisionist Zionist movement, and was aimed at Russian Jewish émigrés. The founder of Revisionist Zionism, Vladimir Jabotinsky, served as the main editor of Raszviet. Advertisements in the periodical are for Zionist publishers and distributors across the globe, for Yiddish theatre performances, and other matters important for the journal’s milieu. The editor “Vladimir (Ze’ev) Jabotinsky (1880–1940), Zionist leader, founder of Revisionist Party. … In 1923 Jabotinsky founded the youth organization Betar as a platform for his increasingly right-wing militant Zionism. Emphasizing the concept of hadar (Heb, pride), Betar demanded strong discipline and military training. This movement soon spread throughout Poland and the Baltic States, as well as to Palestine and North and South America, occasioning both great loyalty among its ranks and severe attacks from other Jewish movements that regarded it as emulating the militarist and fascist youth movements then gaining strength in Italy and Germany. In 1925, Jabotinsky established the World Union of Zionist-Revisionists; under his strong leadership this movement seceded from the World Zionist Organization.” (Yivo Encyclopedia) Periodicals with the same title have an interesting history: “Razsvet: Title given to four different Russian Jewish periodicals. The first Razsvet (Dawn) was a weekly published in Odessa from May 1860 to May 1861. The journal’s target audience was Russian maskilim, and its goal, in addition to spreading Haskalah, was to fight for emancipation. … The second weekly Razsvet was published in Saint Petersburg from September 1879 to February 1883. The editors received permission to publish through the publication’s official editor, Aleksander Zederbaum. Its true editors were Mikhail Kulisher (1847–1919), followed by Ya‘akov Rosenfeld (1839–1885) and Grigorii Bogrov (1825–1885). After 1882, Rosenfeld edited Razsvet alone. Among its prominent contributors were the orientalist Daniil Khvol’son and the poet Shimen Frug. … Also known as Razsvet was the weekly organ of the Zionist Organization in Russia, published in Saint Petersburg (Petrograd) from January 1907 until the paper was shut down by the censor in June 1915. It had replaced the Zionist monthly Evreiskaia zhizn’ (1904–1907), but after this Razsvet was banned in turn, it was replaced by a new weekly, which reverted to the name Evreiskaia zhizn’. The editor of Razsvet was Avraham Idelson (1865–1921), and among the prominent contributors were Yitsak Grünbaum and Vladimir Jabotinsky. As was the case with its previous namesakes, this Razsvet supported Russian Jewry’s struggle to attain national rights, and at the same time actively participated in Russian internal politics. The last Razsvet (Berlin, Paris; 1922–1934), the organ of the Revisionist Zionist movement, was aimed at Russian Jewish émigrés. Its publishers included Shlomo Epshtein and Vladimir Jabotinsky.” (Yivo Encyclopedia). It appears that with the cessation of this periodical in 1935, Jabotinsky never again published in Russian (See the entry for Vladimir Jabotinsky in “An Anthology of Jewish-Russian Literature: 1801-1953” by Maxim Shrayer). Subjects: Jews - Periodicals. Jews, Russian - Periodicals. Zionism - Periodicals. Revisionist Zionism - Periodicals. Advertisements. Russian e´migre´ judaica periodicals. Russian e´migre´ political periodicals. Russian e´migre´ literary periodicals. Six listings on OCLC (Colombia, DLC, Indiana, Amherst, UNC Chapel Hill, Penn, Deutsche Natl Biblio). First issue contains minor pencil and ink marks to front cover and light wear to corner, otherwise, all issues clean, with some wear to edges. Good condition. (RUS-20-1) (ID #30743) $300.00.


83.                Lestschinsky, Jakob; editor. שריפטן פאר עקאנאמיק און סטאטיסטיק SHRIFTN FAR EKONOMIK UN STATISTIK. [SCHRIFTEN FÜR WIRTSCHAFT UND STATISTIK] BAND I. Berlin, Judisches Wissenschaftliches Institut, Sektion Für Wirtschaft Und Statistik, 1928.  Paper Wraps. Large 4to. 262, 34 pages. In Yiddish with additional German title page and summaries. Title translates to English as: “Writings of Economics and Statistics.” Lestschinsky was a Russian-born pioneer in sociology, economics, and demography of Jewish life. He helped found the Zionist Socialist Party. SUBJECT(S): Economics. Statistics. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Yiddish title page has unobtrusive inscription from pervious owner in margins. Covers worn with some chipping. Approx. 1” tear at bottom of spine; lacks part of backstrip. Internal pages are tanning at edges, but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (SPEC16-22). (ID #26837) $60.00.


84.                Steinherz, Samuel, editor. JAHRBUCH DER GESELLSCHAFT FÜR GESCHICHTE DER JUDEN IN DER CZECHOSLOVAKISCHEN REPUBLIK. VOLUME 7 (VII) only. Prague, Gesellschaft Fuer Geschichte, 1935. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 483 pages. In German. Yearbook of the "association of historical study of the Jews in the Czech Republic." Contains articles by various writers regarding Jewish culture, history, religion, local communities and folklore. Published annually between the years 1929-1937. Contains tables, photos, facsimiles, maps and diagrams. A treasure-trove of information on the Jews of Bohemia & Moravia.  9 volumes were published in total. Light wear, no tears to fold outs at rear, Very Good Condition.  (GER-39-9) (ID #28769) $150.00.


85.                (Yugoslavia) Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije. JEVREJSKI ALMANAH 1959-60. Beograd: Savez Jevrejskih Opstina Jugoslavije, 1960. Cloth, 4to. 344 pages. Photos. A triennial periodical (published every three years). SUBJECT(S): Jews – Yugoslavia. Covers show edgewear. Pages are darkened, have some marks, good condition. (SEF-45-14) (ID #30975) $50.00.


86.                Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut. באַריכט פון דער קאָנפערענץ פון דעם ײדישן װיסנשאַפטלעכן אינסטיטוט : אָפגעהאַלט אין װילנע פון 24טן ביזן 27טן אָקטאָבער 1929. BARIKHT FUN DER KONFERENTS FUN DEM YIDISHN VISENSHAFTLEKHN INSTITUT: OPGEHALTN IN VILNE FUN 24TN BIZN 27TN OKTOBER 1929. Vilne: [Yidisher visnshaftlekher institut ], 1930. Paper wrapper, 8vo, 172 pages. In Yiddish, with summary in English. Conference publication. SUBJECT (S): Yiddish language -- Congresses. Title on cover: Sprawozdanie z konferencji Zydowskiego Instytutu naukowego/ Proceedings of the Conference of the Yiddish Scientific Institute. "YIVO (acronym for Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut) INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH RESEARCH, the principal world organization conducting research in Yiddish and about the history and culture of Yiddish-speaking Jewry. Until 1955, its English designation was the Yiddish Scientific Institute. YIVO sought from its inception to collect and preserve material mirroring Jewish life and to study various Jewish problems objectively and empirically. In this endeavor, YIVO was guided by three basic principles: (1) the peoplehood of Jews, especially as united by the Yiddish language; (2) the enrichment of the life of that people by means of Jewish scholarship; and (3) the application of the most modern methods of research in the quest for a better understanding of Jewish identity and Jewish group phenomena" (Liptizin & Kuznitz, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Cover chipped, pages brittle and browning, no text loss. Otherwise good + condition. (YID-20-4) (ID #31607) $65.00.