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Rare books, Manuscripts, Documents & Jewish Arts
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Description: Miromei Sadeh. Novellae on the Talmud on Moed, Nashim, Nezikin and Kadshim and on poskim. By Rabbi Naftali Hirsh b.r Yaakov Geshler of Halberstat. Amsterdam, ., 20, 17-20 leaves. 20.6 cm. Approbations from two Rabbis of Amsterdam: Rabbi Shaul Levenstam of Amsterdam and Rabbi Shlomo Shalem.Impressive bookplate. Owner stamp on the title and last page. Loose binding. A few aging stains.The author was a descendant of Rabbi Yisrael Isserlen, author of Terumat HaDeshen and the Rama, and was related to the Shach (Rabbi Shabtai Kohen, author of the Siftei Kohen).View additional info »
Description: Rosh Yosef. Elucidation on the Tur, Orech Chaim and the terminology of the Rambam related to these laws. Authored by Rabbi Yosef Eskapa, rav and av"d in Izmir. Edited by his disciple, Rabbi Shmuel Balensi. Izmir, . The Hebrew press in Izmir started operations that very year - this was only the second Hebrew book printed there.110 leaves. 27 cm. Primarily regarding hilchot Pesach, and then other holidays. The author writes in his preface that he was 87 years old. A few worming marks on most of the leaves.Owner stamp on the title page and additional leaves. זלמן סורוצקין, אב"ד דלוצק, ירושלים' - a Lithuanian Torah giant [1880-1966].View additional info »
Lot 354: Teshuvot Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Warsaw, [1835-1939]. First Edition. With Significant ??. Impressive Copy.
Description: Two sections of 'Teshuvot Rabbi Akiva Eiger'. Complete. The first section is called 'psakim' and contains 150 leaves, including  response sent to him by prominent Torah scholars. The second section titled 'kitavim', from leaf 151 through 222, feature halachic give and take with Torah scholars, from siman  through siman  is called kitavim, since there was a lot of give and take on the sugyot of the Talmud and not only practical halacha.This is the first, most noted work of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. It has been in continuous use for over 180 years.Three letters printed at the beginning of the book from the author to his sons, Rabbi Shlomo and Rabbi Avraham Eiger, regarding the external format of the book. The great authors requests that the book be printed with an attractive font and decorations, on nice, quality paper, so that its use be pleasant and appealing. This book features unique decorations that are not seen in other Torah literature; copperplate engravings of towers, birds, blooming trees, kosher animals, deer all on thick, quality paper. Wide margins; about 7 cm. of blank space on the bottom, 4.5 cm. on the top and 4 cm. on the right and left margins. The book is 35 cm. tall.In his great humility, he instructed his two sons, who themselves were prominent Torah scholars, to omit the honorary titles used by those who addressed him. And to prevent insult to the Rabbis who queried, he included only the title 'Rabbi' along with their first name. Without any other clear identifying information. Therefore it is very difficult to determine which Rabbis sent him queries. This is a unique copy:>> In this copy, a family member who possessed the original letters, added the full names of the querying Rabbis on many tens of responsa. For example: Printed by the first response is 'to my friend Rabbi Avraham.. Vilna. The writer, who apparently had the original response, added in his hand - Rabbi Avraham Aba Posveler - a noted genius, rav"d in Vilna. The same by response 5, the writer added in his hand, 'Rabbi Tzvi Hersch [Machane Levi, Lachmei Toda] ben Rabbi Pinchas Halevi Horowitz, Ba'al Hafla'. Printed by siman 8, is only 'Rabbi Avraham of Mezeritch', however the writer added 'Rabbi Avraham ben Aryeh [Leib] Levenstam, author of Tzror HaChaim, Kodesh Hilulim', this is the grandson of Rabbi Shaul Levenstam - Amsterdamer, author of Binyan Uriel. Siman 14 is printed 'to my friend, Rabbi Yisrael .. av"d of Chaditsch, and the writer adds, author of the 'Tiferet Yisrael'. It seems that there were a number of responsa in this book written to the Tiferet Yisrael. This book was owned by a family member, perhaps by one of the two sons, who added the full details of many tens of questioners.View additional info »
Description: Chukei Derech on the Shulchan Aruch Even HaEzer. Summary of halachic rulings from noted halachic works such as the Turei Zahav [of Rabbi Dovid b"r Shmuel Halevi] from his manuscript, and from the manuscript of my father-in-law the 'Magen Avraham [Rabbi Avraham Avli Gombiner] regarding names, and more. Including things from rare responsa works. By Rabbi Moshe Yekusiel Kaufman ben Avigdor HaKohen. Printed in Dyhernfurth, . Only edition., 22 leaves. 29.7 cm. With 17 approbations. The elucidation is organized in the same order as the Shulchan Aruch. Published by the author's son, Rabbi Avraham. The approbations mention many other works by this author, which the author does not mention on the title page. Rebound in a stiff binding - sometimes difficult to read the interior words. Aging stains. Censor stamp on the title page and owner signatures. Illustrated title page.View additional info »
Description: Tal Orot. Treatise regarding the essence and eternity of the soul, character traits, mussar and philosophy by Rabbi Ahron Yehuda Leib Margalit, former av"d in Plotsk. With a few novellae by Rabbi Asher Zelig, the author's son, av"d Prozna. Frankfurt on the Oder, 1811. Only edition. 124,  leaves. 20 cm. On leaves 123-124,  list of the subscribers. Half-leather binding in excellent condition.View additional info »
Description: Lev Nishbar by Rabbi Yitzchak Abulafia, prominent Damascus Rabbi. Response to Rabbi Shalom Moshe Chai Gegin. Rabbi Gegin, Rabbi of Jerusalem, wrote his 'Yismach Lev' [Jerusalem, 1878] as a critique of Rabbi Abulafia's 'Pnei Yitzchak' responsa. Izmir, . This 'Lev Nishbar' features Rabbi Abulafia rebuttal., 75 leaves. 19.7 cm. Worming marks, some in the text, on many leaves. The last leaf bears a light blemish to solitary words. Rebound. Very rare.Regarding this polemic, refer to: Harel 'Haspatam shel HaSefarim Pnei Yitzchak, Yismach Leiv and Lev Nishbar al HaMaavak Saviv HaRabanum B'Dameshek'. Asufot, 11, 1998, 223-229.View additional info »
Description: Chelkei Avanim. Novellae on Rashi on the Torah taken from the author's 'Ir Dovid' and from aggadic midrashim in the Babylonian and Yerushalmi Talmud and the Zohar, from the book of Rabbi Menachem Recanati, from the book the aseret maamarot of Rabbi Azarya of Fano, with the author's novellae. By Rabbi Dovid b"r Aryeh Leib of Lida, Rabbi of Amsterdam. Furth, . Only edition.29 leaves. 18.5 cm. Approbations of Rabbi Shmuel [b"r Uri Shraga Feivish] and Rabbi Yissacher Berman [Frankel], both signed in Furth. On leaves 23-29, cute, sharp homily.The author complains about his enemies at the conclusion: 'they persecuted me, destroyed my home, and lost my money.' Aging stains. Very rare.View additional info »
Description: Avodat Yisrael commentary on the avoda of Yom Kippur, with the hymn 'ata konanta olam mei'rosh' by an unnamed poet [some attribute it to the tana Yossi ben Yossi], which is recited in the Mussaf prayer of Yom Kippur. By Rabbi Yisrael Kimchi, who discusses two commentaries that preceded his work:1. Avodah Tama, by Rabbi Yehoshua Benveniste [Constantinople, 1691].2. Milechet Avodat HaKodesh by Rabbi Moshe Nigrin [Salonica, 1568].He determines the correct text and explains it. Izmir, . Only edition. Approbation from Rabbi Chaim Abulafia. On leaf 1-7,a 'Reshut L'Avoat Yom HaKippurim' of Rabbi Shlomo ibn Gabriol with the author's commentary.', 216 leaves. 20 cm. Tear in the blank paper of leaves 134-136. Leaf 137 through the end bear many worming marks, almost all in blank spaces. Owner stamp on the title and following leaf. Rebound. >> The preface and approbation leaf are bound for a second time at the end of the book. Very few aging and usage stains.View additional info »
Description: Bnei Moshe, responsa from Rabbi Moshe b"r Yaakov Shilton. Edited by Rabbi Binyamin Zonana. Published by: Moshe ben Shilton, grandson of the author's brother. Constantinople, ., 128: 8,  leaves. 32 cm. Preface by the printer, Yona ben Yaakov Ashkenazi. The book features responsa from other sages of the generations: Rabbi Dovid Egozi, Moshe Benvineste, Eliezer Shanji, Yosef Katzvi, and Chaim Benvinste. A number of words on the last leaves are blemished. Primarily on leaf  at the conclusion. Text on page 76 is blurry - as original.Pedigreed copy: the title page features the stamp of "יוסף ישראל [דייטש] בן הרב הגאון מו"ה א"ד [אהרן דוד] רבה של ק"ק באלאשא יארמוט. This is the author of Ben Garni, Tornow, 1931. His father, Rabbi Ahron Dovid Deutsch, authored Goren Dovid, Pacs, .View additional info »
Description: Divrei Yosef, responsa by Rabbi Yosef Irgas of Leghorn. [1685-1730]. Leghorn, 1742. Leaves 1-7: preface by dayan Rabbi Malachi b"r Yaakov HaKohen, with the author's biography.Leaf 7,2-8,1: preface by the author's son, Rabbi Avraham Irgas. Index at the conclusion. , 108 leaves. 29.8 cm. New, half-leather, quality binding. Clean, thin worming marks on many leaves, primarily on blank spaces. Only edition. Generally, very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Owner's stamp: R. Abraham Shalom Halberstamm, the Admor of Sarapkov, author of "Divrei Shalom". There are several glosses in the margins. , 57 ff. 36 cm. Title-page missing.View additional info »
Description: Divrei Shlomo. Homilies on the parshiot of the Torah, and a few elucidations on the Talmud and poskim by Rabbi Shlomo Shalem, Rabbi of the Portuguese community in Amsterdam. Frankfurt on the Oder, . In his preface, the author writes his biography and recounts various hardships he faced. Repaired tear in the middle of the text on leaves 104-108. Aging stains. The author was the Rabbi of a number of communities in Serbia and Bulgaria and then Amsterdam. He passed away in 1781. Only edition. , 108,  leaves. 30.8 cm. Owner stampView additional info »
Lot 364: Mishmeret Kehuna. Amsterdam, . With Notes and Signature of the Author, Rabbi Chaim HaKohen de Lara, Leader of the Portuguese Community.
Description: Mishmeret Kehuna. Comprehensive treatise on the idioms of Chazal, ethics, decrees and statues, rules of the Talmud and poskim, all in alphabetical order with sources. Includes questions and answers and critique of some Rishonim and the Beit Yosef (of Rabbi Yosef Karo). By Rabbi Chiya Cohen de Lara. Amsterdam, . With his writing and signature following the 'author's apology'. , 84 leaves. 23.3 cm.After the book was printed, but before it was distributed, it was criticized for its disrespectful attitude towards the Rishonim. The author wrote an apology which was printed as a separate leaf and bound in a number of copies, following the title page. This book does not feature this apology. However there is an 'author's apology' written in his hand and with his signature - with variant text from that listed in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book.>> The title page bears the signatures of '..Mordechia Friedman of Mezeritch', author of 'Me'orer Yeshainim', which was printed in Warsaw 1926. Not bound. Very fine condition.>> The De Lara family was a prominent family from Spain and Portugal. Benjamin Disraeli, the Prime Minister of Britain in the 19th century often flaunted his Jewish genealogy which was traced to this De Lara family, as mentioned a number of times in his writings.View additional info »
Lot 365: Beit Hillel. Elucidations on Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah and Even HaEzer. Dyhernfurth, .
Description: Authored by Rabbi Hillel b"r Naftali Hertz, ben Rabbi Moshe of Brisk, from where he moved to Vilna, to Hamburg and then Lemberg. Printed in Dyhernfurth by Shabtai Mishorer Bass of Prague, 1691. With the text of the Shulchan Aruch alongside the commentary. One of the first poskim in the generation following the Magen Avraham and the Sifsei Kohen.Separate title page and pagination for each section. Both volumes bound together as original. Red parchment binding. Very rare. , 134. , 49 leaves. 32 cm. excellent condition. Parchment slightly rubbed, primarily to the spine. The flyleaves on both sides are made from the galley proofs of the preface. Typographic differences between the proofs and the final printed format. Only, very rare edition.>> When the 'Pri Megadim' mentions the Beit Hillel he terms him the 'greatest posek of his generation' etc.View additional info »
Description: Unique Title Page. Nice Copy.Treatise regarding the verses of Tanach, directing the learner to the location that each and every verse is discussed in the Talmud, Midrashim and early commentators. Many sources for each verse. Authored by Rabbi Ahron ben Shmuel. Approbations from tens of prominent Ashkenazic Rabbis. Printed in Frankfurt on the Oder, .Thick, quality paper. Nice margins. Excellent condition. 2,2,178 leaves. 32 cm.One-of-a-kind title page. Entirely woodcut. On the bottom of the title page, in large letters, מרכדי סלאווטיצר - and Latin letters on the reverse. Almost certain the name of the artist that created the unique title page.Owner signatures, שמואל וימפן הלוי, לי לשמי הק' אשר. Possibly, the only son and successor of the Shagaat Aryeh. Only edition.View additional info »
Lot 367: Iggrot Tzafon. Educational Technique for Torah and Emunah, of Rabbi Hirsch. Altona, .
Description: Nineteen letters, correspondence of two youths, regarding profound understanding of the Torah, Judaism and Jewish tenets of belief. A confused youth, 'Binyamin', corresponds and receives answers from 'Naftali'. First printed in Altona, . This is Rabbi Samson Refael Hirsch's first work, printed during his tenure as Rabbi in Oldenburg. 8 introductory pages, 111 pages, and 1 leaf of errata, apparently printed separately after the printing and then inserted into this copy. Normal aging stains. Very fine condition. Original, simple, nice binding.This book 'electrified all of Ashkenazic Jewry'. In light of this book, many generations of Jews in Germany and other countries were educated to fear G-d. The book discusses all the burning questions of the time. The book was translated into many languages, including English in . Rabbi Yisrael Salanter requested a Russian translation of the work. At the conclusion of 'Shemesh Marpeh',' [Rav Hirsch's halachic responsa, published in , by Rabbi Eliyahu Meir Klugman shlit"a and Rabbi Shimon Schwab ztz"l, Rabbi of the Adat Yeshuren congregation in Washington Heights], Rabbi Klugman authored a kuntress 'VaYehi B'Yeshuren Melech' with Rabbi Hirsch's biography. On page 281 he quotes a description of the meeting between Rabbi Yisrael Salanter and Rabbi Samson Refael Hirsch in Berlin. The suggestion was discussed in their meeting. Rabbi Yisrael asked Rabbi Naftali Ehrman to bring him an Iggrot Tzafon, and Rabbi Ehrman read its content to Rabbi Yisrael, over a few weeks, day and night! When Rabbi Yisrael Salanter finished, he said 'this book needs to be translated into Russian, and Hebrew! Three Hebrew translations were made of the book.The historic story regarding the printing of this work is featured in Klugman's booklet, pages 280-283.View additional info »
Description: Monumental work of Rabbi Samson Refael Hirsch, regarding the Reform movement. This book was printed in Altona 1838, and the title page lists the author name as 'Ben -Uziel', the pseudonym used by Rabbi Hirsch on his early works. 80 pages, with two printed jacket pages, with an advertisement for his first work 'Iggrot Tzafon' [also in this catalogue], and his 'Chorev' book. All in German. The title and many quotes in Hebrew. In this book, Rav Hirsch proves that the Reformers either deliberately distorted the words of the Torah or did not understand its intent. The Reformers attacked this book for an entire year in Ludwig Philippson's newspaper. In the second section, the author refutes the Reform theories of S. Holdheim who wished to nullify many of the Torah laws, including Shabbat, and belief in the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the arrival of Messiah.This served as aguidebook for Ashkenazic Jewry in its battle against the Reform.The title page features a printed Hebrew idiom, the 'motto' of the book: 'Truth stands eternal, falsehood does not'. Only, very rare edition.80 pages. 2 jacket pages, 20 cm. Very fine condition. Original, simple, nice binding.View additional info »
Description: Elucidation and halacha novellae on Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat from siman 1 through 27 [laws of dayanim], by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Kalisher, Rabbi of Lissa. With the text of the Shulchan Aruch and the Rama. Printed in Krotoschin, ., 164,  pages. 34.5 cm. Fine condition. Quality paper, wide margins. Aging stains. Original binding - slightly rubbed.A short while later he printed section two with a few additional simanim of the Shulchan Aruch, this section was printed in Koenigsberg.Many approbations from prominent Torah scholars. This copy features the approbation of the Chiddushei HaRim. The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book mentions many approbations, but omits the name of the Chiddushei HaRim.!>> Pedigreed copy: This copy bears two signatures of Rabbi Baruch Asman ben Rabbi Yaakov Yosef [1836-1910]. He was the Rabbi of Ivankov, near Kiev. He authored his 'Chad V'Chalak' which was printed in Vilna-Zhitomir between [1882-1911]. His book featured approbations from prominent Torah scholars including Rabbi Yosef Shaul Halevi Notenhausen and Rabbi Refael Shapira of Volozhin.Michel Gordon printed 'Shever Gaon' to oppose the Chad V'Chalak. It was printed in Warsaw . However, Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Reichesberg wrote the 'Divrei Sofer', Warsaw 1885, to rebut the Shever Gaon and support Rabbi Baruch Asman. All the writers were residents of Kiev.>> In the margins of the author's preface, there is a comment in the hand and with the signature of "בן ציון, מו"צ בעיר אבאחוב.View additional info »
Description: 1. Birchat Kohen. Halachic responsa by Rabbi Tuvia Gutman HaKohen Rappaport, av"d of Kielce, with the Beit Tuvia kuntress by Rabbi Tzvi Yechezkel Michelson av"d of Plonsk, with the author's genealogy. Piotrkow, 1907., 8, 167 pages. 28.5 cm. Approbations by Rabbi Chaim Halevi Soloveitchik of Brisk, the Admor of Ostrowiec and more. Siman 49 features a response from the author's uncle, Rabbi Dovid Zeev HaKohen, av"d of Kotzk, to his father-in-law the noted Admo"r of Kotzk, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgenstern of Kotzk. The author was a descendant of Rabbi Shabtai Kohen Katz - the Shach, the Rama, Maharal of Prague and Rashi. The Beit Tuvia kuntress features historical family stories, including some unknown stories about Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel, the noted Krakow genius (1596-1664), Rabbi of the leaders of the generation, a forefather of the Rabbi of Michelson, author of this Beit Tuvia.[Bound with: Darchei Mordechai. Halachic responsa by Rabbi Moderchai Baharif, av"d of Luna. Vilna, 1887. 140 pages. 28.5 cm. Pages 127-140: Kuntress HaTZV"A. Torah novella by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh b"r Aharon Arkin of Luna.]View additional info »
Description: Library of around one thousand books on all subjects of Torah Judaism. The earliest work from c. . Most from [1740-1890]. A large portion from [1890-1930]. A few from [1930-1940]. Virtually no books later than 1940. The large majority of books are first editions with a considerable amount of only editions. The book relate to all sections of the Torah: Halacha. Practical halacha. Shu"t. Commentators. Elucidations by Hungarian, Polish and Ashkenazic Rabbis. Many books of homiletics. Elucidations of aggada. Kabalistic works. Elucidations of various Talmudic sugyot. Scholarly works. Note: The experts at Judaica Jerusalem have not inspected the library. The family that owns the library made a list of books in the library. The list is arranged in alphabetical order according to the titles, with the authors' name and Hebrew year of printing. Condition: The family affirms that most of the books are in fine through very fine condition. Any exceptions are noted. They state that almost all the books are bound, with only a few unbound. The bindings are in varying conditions. Some are in excellent condition while some are loose. Mostly simple bindings. Autograph collectors: As mentioned, the books have not been inspected. There is therefore a chance that there will be some pleasant surprises in this interesting library; interesting owner signatures, glosses etc. The list of books will be provided to all those who request, it is 30 pages long, and will be sent by email. The list will also be available at the exhibition. >> The books will not be exhibited. They are located in the family home in Central Europe. They will be shipped from Europe at the buyer's expense. Price of shipping, by sea, from Central Europe is about $1500-2500. >> We ask potential buyers not to rely on this general description. These are just our general impressions from the list itself. >> The sellers - the family, and the purchasers must use the list. >> Please ask for the list, and study it carefully. >> We guarantee to hold on to the payment for the library for 30 days after they reach the buyer's house, so that the purchaser can look through and make sure that the library corresponds to the written list.View additional info »
Description: Bible. Torah, Prophets and Writings in Ashkenaz [Yiddish-German], copied and explained by Yekusiel Blitz. Amsterdam, . With 'permission' from the King of Poland!, 249 [should say:255], , 18 leaves. 32 cm. Separate title page for the five megillot, and the Early Prophets, both dated . Later Prophets has a separate title page with the date , and Writings has one with the date ]1678]. Following leaf  is a unique with the proofreader's apology in Hebrew dated . At the conclusion there are 18 pages of Yiddish with 'Toaliot HaRalbag', by Levi ben Gershon (Ralbag), from his commentary on the Torah, Prophets and Writing.With approbations: 4 Rabbis of the Vaad Arba Ha'artzot, 11 Sephardic rabbis of Amsterdam, 14 Ashkenazic Rabbis - 12 of them from Amsterdam. Yiddish and Hebrew prefaces.Permission from the King of Poland for this printing. Signed by his secretary, in Latin, and translated into Yiddish. All Yiddish in Tzena U'Rena letters. Aging stains on a selection of leaves, a few small worming marks, most in the blank paper. Considered the first printed Tanach in Yiddish.View additional info »
Description: Prayers for the entire year. Rieual de Oraciones. Ashkenazic Version. With Spanish transliteration as per the custom of the Argentina community. Buenos Aires. Jewish Coenoization Association. 1912.527,  pages. 17 cm. Prayer book. Weekdays and Shabbat. Holidays and high holidays. Hebrew and Spanish on facing pages. Laws in Spanish. Owner stamp prior to title page. Rare.View additional info »
Description: Seder Rina V'Tefila. Miniature prayer book. Arranged and edited by Rabbi Wolf Heidenheim. Rodelheim, 1866., 200, 48 leaves. Miniature - 8 cm. Laws in Judeo-German in Tzena U'Rena letters. Eastern-Ashkenazic version (Polish).Very rare. Not in the National Library. Listed by the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project according to a photograph in a Judaica catalogue that we published a number of years ago. Only 200 leaves listed there. This copy has an additional 48 leaves, with the Torah portions for Mondays and Thursdays.View additional info »
Description: Safa Berura prayer book. Prayers for the entire year in the Ashkenazic version with 'many things not included in previous prayer books;. Printed in Irkutsk, by the National Committee of the Siberian and Ural Communities [c. 1917]., 264 pages. 20 cm. Loose binding. Old tape reinforcements on a few leaves. Usage marks on a few pages.Shabbat Mussaf includes a prayer for Emperor Nicholas Alexandrovich, his mother Maria, wife Alexandria and son Gregory. All were killed in 1918, indicating that this book was printed right before their murder.This may have been the last Jewish prayer book printed with the prayer for the emperor and his family.View additional info »
Lot 376: Schedules for Austro-Hungarian Communities. Collection of Prayer Time Schedules. [196-1937].
Description: Collection of leaves with prayer times, chart for reciting slichot on Yom Kippur and more. All from Austro-Hungarian communities from 1926-1937.Includes 4 leaves from the communities of: Galanta , Ung Brod [Broda] , Neustadt , and a chart for reciting slichot on Yom Kippur.1 leave with time schedule for Shabbat HaGadol prior to Passover, with instructions for Passover. 1937, for the Dunaszerdahely community, in Hebrew and German.1 High Holiday seating card for the women's gallery in the Vienna Synagogue, . Each of the above is printed on one-side-only of a solitary leaf. All are very rare.View additional info »
Description: Ribono Shel Olam, prayer recited on the High Holidays prior to the removal of the Torah Scrolls, which is then followed by the 13 attributes of mercy, and a similar prayer recited on the Three Pilgrimage Holidays.On the reverse: printed hymn, 'Ata Hu Elokienu Bashamayim U'Baaretz' which is recited in the High Holiday service. Judeo-German instructions in tzena u'rena letters. Karlsruhe, [c. 1785].One leaf. 20 cm. Printed in the margin of the reverse: 'printed by worker Leib ben Moshe Wermeish of Karlsruhe', with an advertisement for his work.Very rare. Not in the National Library. Listed by the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project only according to a reproduction of the second page, from a book that took it from the JTS library in New York.View additional info »
Description: Zman Kapara. Kol Nidrei in the unique Djerba version. On Yom Kippur eve, after Kol Nidrei, the Jews of Djerba listed the names of the sages that served their community. First they recited the names and souls of the sages of the Mishna and Talmud and Gaonim, such as Rabbi Sherira Gaon, the Rif, Rashi, Rambam, and then the names of the Djerba sages.These lists were handwritten and passed down throughout the generations. Rabbi Moshe HaKohen Kalphon edited and published the list. Djerba, 1941. 8 leaves. 15 cm. Very rare booklet.View additional info »
Lot 379: Hallel Hagadol. Verses of Thanksgiving and Psalms to Recite upon Salvations and Happy Occasions. Customs of the Izmir Community. Authored by Rabbi Chaim Palaji. Izmir, .Ladino
Description: About 200 verses from psalms recited on happy occasions, upon salvation, and on Hoshana Raba and Simchat Torah. As per the customs of the three large Izmir communities. As instituted by the famed Rabbi of Izmir, Rabbi Chaim Palji. Printed in Izmir, on the eve of Yom Kippur, . Introduction printed on the title page in Ladino.9 leaves.21 cm. very fine condition. Impressive, modern, handmade marbled paper binding. The Psalms are followed by a special thanksgiving prayer recited upon salvation, authored by Rabbi Chaim Palji. Followed by the 'Nishmat Kol Chai' prayer. Very rare.View additional info »
Description: Elucidation of Akdamut. Vowelized text. Akdamut was composed by Rabbi Meir ben Rabbi Yitzchak Shatz, who lived a thousand years ago. The text is surrounded by an elucidation by Rabbi Ahron of Alaskawitz. Lengthy, expansive elucidation. Each line of Akdamut serves as a springboard for a mussar discourse with interesting stories. Warsaw, 1904.152 pages. 22 cm. Original, half-cloth binding, preserved well. Very rare.View additional info »
Description: Machzor as per the custom of Poland, organized and precise, with Judeo-Ashkenazic translation in Hebrew letters. Elucidated by Rabbi Wolf Heidenheim. With the addition...elucidations of the hymns and comments by Isaac Berlin of Hamburg. [Sections 1-9]. 9 sections. Complete set. Hanover, [1837-1839].21 cm. Abridged, pre-title page with most sections. At the beginning of the last section [section 9. Shavuot] there are two prefaces to this series: one by Shlomo Dubnow and one by Heidenheim, in addition to an essay by Heidenehim regarding the hymns and their composers. A few usage marks.View additional info »
Description: Machzor as per the Ashkenazic custom, with Ashkenazic translation in Hebrew letters and the Hadrat Kodesh commentary, with a Hebrew elucidation and Kavanat HaPaytan. 5 sections. Offenbach, [1802-3].20.6 cm. The complete set apparently contains 10 sections. Here are five: the two days of Rosh Hashana, evening prayer of Yom Kipur, Mussaf and Neila of Yom Kippur and Shavuot.Two title pages for every section. The first ones are beautiful copperplate engravings. At the beginning of Rosh Hashana there is a list of people from various cities who guaranteed to purchase the book. Includes a few Yiddish supplications for women. Blemish to leaf 58 of Shavuot. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Lot 383: Synagogue Leaves from Various German Communities, Primarily Prayer Schedules and Slichot for Yom Kippur. .
Description: 1. Hamburg: 12 leaves: [1870?], 1880?, 1896, 19--, 191-, all printed by Sigmund Nisenhausen. [1920?], [1925?], and one stencil for . 2. Mainz for the 'Beit Tefila V'Yisrael' synagogue. 1936 and 1937.3. Munich. For the Ohel Yaakov Synagogue. 1932 and 1937.4. Frankfurt A.M. 26 leaves, for 4 synagogues: ביהכנ"ס דק"ק ורנקורט, 1910 and 1920. The words אין בארנעפלאטץ was added to six of the leaves. 2. 'Beit Tefilat Yeshurun'. 11 leaves for 1910 and 1920 and 1930. 3. 'The New Synagogue', 1912 and 1917. 4. Frankfurt-Laga Synagogue, 1929.5. Karlsruhe, for the Beit Tefilat Adat Yeshurun, for [1913-1914].These are 44 solitary leaves featuring prayer schedules for various synagogues.There are additional, unique leaves:Berlin community: Leaf with the prayer schedule for Rosh Hashana, 1892.Hamburg community: two receipts - confirmation, for synagogue seats - one for the entire year [1867-8] and the other from Nissan 1868 to Nissan 1869.Hamburg. Handwritten leaf with verses of Psalms that were recited at funerals in Hamburg by the Rabbi or Gabbai, in German translation.Handwritten leaf with the blessing recited when comforting a mourner in print letters.The Neuderhofheim community in Frankfurt: invitation to the meeting of the administrative community council, without a date.50 solitary leaves.View additional info »
Description: 1. 'Seder Ha'Avoda L'Yom Chanukat Beit HaKnesset HaChadasha, Knesset Sassoon Dovid'. A branch of the Sephardic Sha'ar HaShaymim community. London, 26th of Kislev, . 15 pages. 22 cm. Hebrew and English on facing pages.2. 'Tefila B'Ad Adoneinu HaMelech [George V] ... who is on his deathbed, to be prayed in the Sephardic synagogues. London, 1928.  pages. 22 cm. Hebrew and English on facing pages.3. Kol Toda U'Bracha... thanks.. upon the coronation of King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth, to be blessed in the Sephardic synagogues. On the 28th of Iyar, . , 16:16,  pages. 22 cm. Hebrew and English on facing pages. Additional English title page 'A special service'.4. Service of Praise and Thanksgiving.. upon the 500th anniversary of Don Yitzchak Abarbanel's birthday. 1937. London. , 17:17,  page. 22 cm. Hebrew and English on facing pages. Additional English title page. Booklet 1 is rare, not in the National Library.View additional info »
Lot 385: Special Kol Nidrei Prayer for the Salvation of those who were Dragged from their Homes. Amsterdam, c. 1943.
Description: Solitary leaf. Prayer in Hebrew and Dutch. Printed in Amsterdam during the German occupaton, when the Nazis 'dragged' thousands of Jews to unknown destinations.The prayer mentions those that were dragged from their homes and killed. It also mentions those 'who were taken captives and were not returned', it seems that the writers did not want to iterate their true fears. The Nazis occupied the country, and the prayer was therefore passed around on Kol Nidrei night, as per the Dutch preface.The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book theorizes that the prayer was written c. 1945. We believe, that it was written at the height of the Nazi occupation c. 1943. Solitary leaf in excellent condtiion. 21:13 cm. Printed by Joachimsthal in Amsterdam.View additional info »
Description: Collection of leaves from various communities for the month of Tishrei, for [1908-1940]. A selection of leaves without location or date.1 leaf with the order of slichot for shacharit of Yom Kippur, lithograph, without location or year. Instructions in Ashkenazic.2 leaves with the order of prayer and slichot for Yom Kippur of , without a location.1 leaf with the order of prayers and slichot for Yom Kippur for the 'Machzikei Ha'Da'at' synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, .2 leaves, as above, for 'Adat Yisrael', for  and , without noting the location.1 leaf with the prayer and slichot schedule for the entire month of Tishrei,  for the Torino, Italy community in Hebrew and Italian.1 leaf with the order of slichot for Yom Kippur in the Vinkovci community in Serbia, Yugoslavia, for .1 leaf with the order of songs for the Simchat Torah hakafot in Amsterdam, c. . Title and instructions in Dutch.1 card for an aliya to the Torah in the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv for , in Hebrew and English. No indication of date or event. [Altogether 10 leaves.]View additional info »
Lot 387: Handwriting and Signature of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Halevi Horowitz, Head of Rabbinical Court in Radomishla and Kantczuga.
Description: His handwriting and handwritten signature on the margins of a Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim, from Siman/chapter 346 and beyond. In addition, his signature in the title page of the Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat, next to the book title, Yaakov Yitzchak Halevi man of Horowitz from Rudnick.Later on the title-page, the stamp "Yaakov Yitzchak Halevi Horowitz, head of rabbinical court Kańczuga and the Galil (Galicia). On page 1a, an old stamp, איש הורושיץ can be deciphered, but the rest of the text is unclear. This stamp is also found at the beginning of Orach Chaim. As written above, comments, notes and corrections are handwritten in the margins.Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Halevi Man of Horowitz (c. 1840-1900) son of Rabbi Chaim Dov, son of Rabbi Yaakov, son of Yechiel Michael, head of rabbinical court in Prochnick. In his youth, he lived in Rudnik, from the year 1864, he was the Rabbi in Radomishla, and from 1883, Rabbi of Kańczuga. There he succeeded his father-in-law, the Gaon Rabbi Yosef Yuska Westreich. He corresponded with the Gaonim of Galicia, and their answers to him were published in Shu"t Shoel Umeishiv (about 15 responsa) and more.The books in front of us, in which he wrote and signed are: 1. 'Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim,' with Shaarei Teshuva and Yad Efraim. Appears to be first edition, Dubnow 1820. Not complete. Without title-page. 2. 'Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat' Section 1. Vienna 1810. In both books, moth holes and wear and tear.Bibliography: Wunder, Encyclopedia of Galician Scholars. Part 2 page 238.View additional info »
Lot 388: Manuscript. Novella on the Weekly Torah Portions by Rabbi Gaon Yisrael Yaakov Kanievsky, "The Steipler," Author of, "Kehilos Yaakov"
Description: Novellae on the weekly Torah portions by the Gaon Rabbi Yisroel Yaakov Kanievsky, 'The Steipler.' 7 leaves. Each leaf is 33 cm long. Preserved and bound in an elegant new binding. Novellae on the weekly portions of Shemot, Metzora and Kedoshim. Three pages were handwritten by him, and the four remaining pages were typed with many handwritten additions and corrections. >> The content of the material was published in his book, "Birchat Peretz." But, there is some material here that was not published, and there are also language and order variations from what was published in his book.>> It is known how much the Steipler toiled and invested and was careful to publish a befitting, accurate and organized product, and he reviewed and copied and erased, and added and changed, and was very exacting in his wording. And therefore, he wrote the following in the introduction to his book, "Birchat Peretz": "One cannot describe with the written word all the intense efforts that I endured until with praise unto G-d, I merited to arrange them and to copy them." - here is a real life example of all the intense efforts invested into his written word and their preparation for publication.>> Twice within the novella he mentions "my precious son, Chaim." Behold, he is the Gaon of our generation, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Shlita.View additional info »
Lot 389: Mussar Shmuessen [Lectures regarding Self-Perfection] from the Alter of Slobodka and other Leaders of the Mussar Movement. [1921-1929].
Description: Mussar Shmuessen [ethical lectures] from the Alter of Slobodka, Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel [1849-1927]. Most were delivered to his disciples in Slobodka, with a few from his tenure at Knesset Yisrael Yeshiva in Chevron. All recorded between 1921-1929, and typewritten. Divided into two sections.The first sections includes eight typewritten lectures from the 'Alter's' son-in-law, Rabbi Yitzchak Issac Scher, Rosh Yeshiva of Slobodka and eight lectures by Rabbi Simcha Zissel Ziv, the Alter of Kelm [1824-1898]. The section concludes with one handwritten leaf with a shmuess by Rabbi Yechezkel Sarna, who served as Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron from the end of .The end of section two features three handwritten mussar shmuessen from Rabbi Yehuda Leib Chasman [1867-1935] who was Mashgiach in Chevron from 1926. The shmeussen were recorded after his death.Section (1) 146,  leaves. Section two: 57, , 58-181,  leaves. 29 cm. Typewritten on one-side only of the leaves.In 1959, the book Ohr Hatzfon - with shmuessen from the Alter of Slobodka- was printed in Jerusalem. This typewritten compilation has not been compared to the printed work.View additional info »
Lot 390: Notebook of Torah Novellae and Sermons by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch son of Rabbi Akiva Fischer, Rabbinical Court Head of Weinorn (Dévaványa).
Description: Torah novella, explanations, observations and halachic and aggadic notes, as well as sermons for the High Holy Days and other holidays that he delivered to his community.The notebook is completely handwritten. Autograph. 9*12 cm.  leaves. Legible handwriting in Hebrew and a bit of Yiddish, excellent condition, original binding. On page [60,b] he mentions the year 1888 at the beginning of the sermon. At the conclusion of the book is his signature in Latin letters: Fischer H. Ortod. Hitk. Rabbi D. Vany.The author Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Fischer - was born in 1841 in the township of Meza-Tur to his father Rabbi Akiva Fischer, Head of rabbinical court in Tat, who was one of the "Chatam Sofer's" disciples. He learned in Pressburg by Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the "Ketav Sofer," and in Eisenstat by Rabbi Ezriel Hildsheimer. He married the cousin of Rabbi Abba Chiya Hirsch, Rabbi of Sarid, who was also a disciple of the "Chasam Sofer." The author, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Fischer was the Rabbi of Asad, and after in the community of Weinhorn until his passing in the year 1902. His Torah novella, which are called "Zichron Tzvi," were printed/published in his father's book, "Ateret Akiva" (Bnei Brak 2003). In there is found a copy of his handwriting as well, with a picture of him and a biography.View additional info »
Lot 391: Inauguration Letter of Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz to Leadership of the Rabbinical Court of Sefad from the Year 1923.
Description: Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz was born in Sefad on 11 Elul 1883 and his son-after-son lineage stems from the Sheloh Hakadosh. He learned under Rabbi Dov-Berish of Warsaw [see below] and under the Ridbaz. From them he received rabbinical ordination. He was also ordinated by Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel Rabin from Jaslo. In 1908, at the age of 25, he was crowned Rabbi of Sefad.Here another inauguration is written. He was also appointed as head of the rabbinical court. At the beginning of the inauguration letter it states:"To our hearts' joy, we have received the good news for the community that the outstanding Rabbi has responded to the public request and the well-respected nobles of our community to appoint him head of our rabbinical court and to sit on the chair of judgment as the head of the righteous rabbinical court to judge and to rule and to enlighten us in all areas of law and religion... Since the outstanding Rabbi was already crowned with the crown of the rabbinate by the great Torah scholars already a number of years ago and he has enlightened us since then, so too may he continue to enlighten us from now with his Torah in every law and judgment." Large page: 26x42 cm. Written in beautiful handwriting by an expert sofer. On the inauguration letter 47 people from the Rabbonim and honorable residents of Sefad signed. Below is a partial listing:Rabbi Mordechai David Teitelbaum, formerly rabbinical court head of Stetchin, son of Rabbi Nachum Tzvi Medrovitch son of Rabbi Eliezer Nissan Medrovitch son of the "Yismach Moshe." See the book "Yavoh Shiloh" of Harav Horowitz (pg 106).Rabbi Dov-Beryl from Warsaw, an extraordinary genius in revealed and hidden Torah, the main disciple of the "Avnei Nezer." He was the Rabbi of the abovementioned Rabbi Yeshaya Horowitz.Rabbi Naftali Chanhelis, Rabbi Baruch Ashkenazi grandson of the "Chacham Tzvi," Rabbi Tzvi Luberbaum from the descendants of Rabbi Yaakov Luberbaum author of "Netivot Hamishpat" and "Chavat Daat." Rabbi Yisrael Mendelbaum a grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi David... grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, Rabbi Menashe Sathon, and more.View additional info »
Lot 392: Artistic Manuscript. Special Order of Prayers for the Hazzan on the High Holy Days. Budapest 1834.
Description: Special anthology of prayers for the hazzan to say before descending toward the ark to pray on the high holy days. Including the opening prayer, "Master of all worlds..." With verses that contain the acrostic קר"ע שט"ן. At the end the "prayer that one says in the morning of Yom Kippur in the Ashkenaz synagogues" is found. pages, only parts remain of the 3 last pages. Each page is surrounded by a colored border. The size of the pamphlet is 15x22 cm. In black and red ink, excellent condition, high quality paper. Original white leather binding, with many gold colored rings and decorations.In the colophon: "My handiwork is not for my glory, but to enhance, Yitzchak Yehudah Cohen, author from Buda, may G-d protect it." (1834).Buda is part of the ancient city of Budapest. This colophon was written inside a very impressive decorative border, a drawing of the crown of Kehunah and a drawing of the hands of a kohen to hint to the author and the man that on his behalf the book was written. The title page of the book is decorated, but with delicate ornaments. On the other side of the title page is the psalm "Lamenatzaiach B'neginot" in the shape of the menorah. On the page before the title page, the phrasing of the dedication from the year 1885 "From Moshe son of Yitzchak Yehuda Cohen Shuster that volunteered my services to be hazzan free of charge in the Great Synagogue Ashkenazim, holy congregation in Israel here in Padua for the duration of more than 65 years and to also pray on the high holy days, may G-d be my help."Artistic manuscript, colorful with very impressive adornments and illustrations that come from two ancient Jewish communities - Budapest and Padua.View additional info »
Lot 393: Manuscript. Explanations on the Torah by the Gaon, the Righteous, Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher from Greiditz.
Description: Explanations regarding the Torah portion of Metzorah, matters concerning afflictions, purification of the leper through allegory and ethics. Handwritten by the Gaon Holy Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher, head of rabbinical council of Greiditz.1 page. 21x17 cm. Written on both sides, small tear on the side without detracting from the text. In the middle of the page a small whole as a result of the ink blotting out a few letters. Preserved in a new and elegant binding. It is reasonable to assume that this page is the only remnant of the commentary of the righteous Rabbi on the Torah, which was never printed and what happened to it is unknown.The brilliant righteous Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher, was known in his generation as Rabbi Eliyahu of Greiditz, besides for his greatness in Torah and being a well-known arbitrator of Jewish law, he was well known in his days as a righteous one bringing salvation, thousands streamed to him and waited for salvation blessings from his mouth. He was born in 1796 and was one of the greatest disciples of the Gaon Rabbi Akiva Eiger. From the year 1839 he was the Rabbi of Greiditz until his passing, on 24 Tishrei 1874. Besides for his accomplishments in authoring Torah works, his many rulings on Jewish Law, and his being a salvation to many in their times of trouble, he was also very active in the strengthening the Jewish settlement in Israel.View additional info »
Description: Manuscript "Sur Merah" [turn away from bad]. Words in praise of and also condemning "tzchok,"card games. In the manner of debate and dialogue, in a clear, concise and poetic language, from the famous scholar Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh Di Modena.  pages 11x16 cm. White paper, Rashi script. Very good condition. New binding. Here is the phrasing of the opening on the title-page:"No, for you have indeed jested"Turn away from badTwo people debate this "tzchok;" one justifies and one denigratesAnd contained in their dialogue is that a person should distance himself from its waysSage advice for any person, worded in a clear and pleasant wayWritten in the year 1701Under the great Duke Ferdinand de Medici of Metis's ruleG-d should increase the greatness of the Pirnazi ruleBy the fine student David son of the honorable Rabbi Shlomo LevyThe book "Sur Merah" was written by Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh Di Modena and was first published in Vienna in 1596. Subsequently, in Prague in 1615. The manuscript in front of us was copied in 1701 from the abovementioned edition with the introductions of the two publishers of the two versions.View additional info »
Lot 395: Manuscript. Sermon for Shabbat Hagadol 1867, by Rabbi Yirmiyah Lavi, Rabbinical Court Head in Ohal.
Description: Sermons for Shabbos Hagadol which were delivered by the Gaon Rabbi Yirmiyah Lavi before his congregation on Shabbat Hagadol in the year 1867. 12 pages in elegant hand writing, clear and easy to read.The Gaon Rabbi Yirmiyah Lavi from the greatest schollars of Hungary in his generation, and a activist in all areas of holiness. Born in Kalin in 1811, his father was the well-known Gaon Rabbi Binyomin Wolf, author of the book "Shaarei Torah," son of the Gaon Rabbi Eliezer, head of the rabbinical court of Stanov, author of "Shemen Rokeach" and other important works.24x19 cm. Bound in a new cloth binding. Excellent condition. An important sermon, all aggadic matters, constructed well and written in a clear fashion. Rabbi Yirmiyah, who authored the sermon before us, served as the Rebbe of Magdandorf and Varboy, and from the year 1855 was the head of the rabbinical court of Ohal (see the rabbinical letter in "Haztofeh Meeretz Hagar", year 2 booklet 3 page 136).. Died on 17 of Nissan 1874. Amongst his writing was printed the book "Anshei Hashem," "Divrei Yirmiyahu" on tractate Kiddushin. "Anshei Hashem" - sermons, and "Divrei Yirmiyahu" on tractate Kiddushin.View additional info »
Description: Commentary on the Passover Haggadah by an unknown author, except for the fact that he is one of the descendants of Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Heller, the author of the work, "Tosfos Yom Tov." Including laws and judgments connected to Erev Pesach and including kashering of utensils. Also a commentary on the liturgies 'Ehad Mi Yodeah' and 'Had Gadyah.' >> Unlike the liturgy 'Had Gadya,' upon which countless commentaries have been written, there are almost no commentaries on the liturgy, 'Ehad Mi Yodeah.' Here before us we have a lengthy, previously unknown commentary.At the beginning of the commentary the author explains the Seder night symbols - Kadesh, urchatz, etc. in a with ethical allusions. >> On page 14a, the author mentions the 'Tosfos Yom Tov' with the description, "The father of my mother of my grandfather, the Gaon Baal Tosfos Yom Tov, zt"l."33 pages. 18x21 cm. Thick paper, elegant and neat handwriting, interlaced with square letters.Written in the colophon: "I thank G-d who has bestowed upon me all good, and merited me with concluding this work, and reaching an elderly age and in my old age do not leave me, and to complete the remainder of my manuscripts he should sustain me, as all of them I wrote in poverty and I will beseech the my Creator and Fashioner that I should be given grace in the eyes of my nation to accept this small offering from me even though it's just a 'slice of poor man's bread.'"The additional works he mentions in this manuscript are the book, "Ateret Bachurim," that he wrote in his prime (see page 1a) and the book "Ateret Chachamim."View additional info »
Lot 397: Manuscript. Notes on the book, Tiv Gittin and Yad Ephraim. Author of Very Honorable Lineage.
Description: Notes and points on the book "Tiv Gittin" and the book "Yad Ephraim" that were authored by the Gaon Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margaliot. Lemberg edition 1859.In the margins more than 20 handwritten notes. In his notes, he frequently pointed out his family and his relation to them. For example: my great uncle the Rama [= Rabbi Moshe Isserlish] (page 29b), my master, my great-grandfather the Bach (page 49b), my great-grandfather and great-uncle the Taz (page 29a), my great-grandfather and great-uncle the Maharsha, [Rabbi Shmuel Eidelish] (page 42a), my great-uncle the Sheloh (in a few places).View additional info »
Description: Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah, from Chapter 183 and onward, with Be'er Hagolah, Be'er Heitev and Petach Teshuva. Vilna 1870 with a pink paper cover, good condition.In the margins of the copy approximately 12 comments of important points of interest. Here are a couple of quotes:>> in Chapter 305 (page 738) in the margin of the "Petach Teshuva" it is written: "It is a great mistake to delve well over there into the source of the words." And it concludes "And this is a warning not to learn from abridged books." >> in Chapter 330 (page 387) in the margins of the opening paragraph, the answer "This is a mistake... also in the response "Pri Tevuah" it was mistaken in this and not like how it was ruled in the "Petach Teshuva.">>At the end of the book, six paragraphs are written and in them are novella and halachic matters, In the first section, the author writes "The Gaon, the Rabbi from Pikalin brought a proof," it seems he was referring to Rabbi Yaakov Willenchick. In the second section>> "I was asked about a baby that doesn't nurse... when to perform for him a Brit Milah. After he writes his response, he adds and writes "See in the response Yehuda Yaaleh, volume Yoreh Deah, in the response to my close friend the Gaon of the holy community of Kabarsdoff, chapter 254" The Gaon of the holy community of Kabarsdoff mentioned there is the known Gaon Rabbi Avraham Shaag, meaning that the author was the friend of the Gaon Rabbi Avraham Shaag.On page 450, the comment regarding the explanation that he wrote in his youth on the difficult question of the "Amudei Ohr" that was brought in the "Pitchei Teshuvah." And in his old age, he added in shaky handwriting, "on Chol Hamoed Pesach 1927 I realized that I erred and the Gaon Rabbi Y. Heller was correct..."From all of this it is discernible that the author was a great man, who was not afraid of forcefully disagreeing with the "Pitchei Teshuva." Similarly, he was friendly with Rabbi Avraham Haag, and he was a famous Rabbi that answered queries.View additional info »
Description: Signatures of prominent Hungarian Rabbis, some disciples of the Chatam Sofer. Signatures on the title page of the Pri Chadash on Yoreh Deah. Furth edition .Fine condition.1.הקטן משה בר"א הערצפעלד is signed on the title page. His father was Rabbi Eliezer Hertzfeld. He was Rosh Yeshiva in Szerdahely, a prominent disciple of the Chatam Sofer and a mechuten if the Kitav Sofer. He authored the Diveri Moshe Hashalem on sugyot. Refer to Kinstlicher's entry, p. 349 for a reproduction of his handwriting, with an identical signature.2. On the flyleaf prior to the title page, on both sides of the leaf, there are signatures of the Rabbis of the Kittsee community, the Broyde family:הקטן יעקב בהגאון צבי הירש[ברודא]אב"ד קיצע along with הקטן משה בנימין זאב בהגאון רבי צבי הירש and הקטן אהרן בן הגאון אב"ד קיצע. We have not conclusively identified the signature of the father himself, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Broyde, noted Rabbi of Kittsee. It is possible that he signed on the upper left corner of the title page. Refer to Otzar HaRabbanim. 17201 and 9514 regarding these noted Rabbis, In addition, there is a response written to him in the shu"t Noda B'Yeuda Tanina, Even HaEzer, siman 9. The father, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh, authored Eretz Tzvi V'Teumei Tzivia- Vienna , in addition to Shnei Ofarim- mussar and derashot, Prague .The son, Rabbi Yaakov Broyde, succeeded his father in the Kittsee Rabbinate. Refer to Kinstlicher, p. 183. Rabbi Yaakov Brodie's son-in-law (signator), was Rabbi Yoel Ungar, famed Rabbi of Paks.3.On the flyleaf prior to the title page, page 2:המאור הגדול משה הערצפעלד נ"י. הקטן עזריאל ווייס.כל מי שיפתח פרי חדש זה... כי למדתי בו... כשהיתי באכסניא של הרב. . This writer was also a Hungarian Rabbi. Refer to Otzar HaRabbanim 16701. Rabbi Yekusiel Teitelbaum addressed a response to him in shu"t Avnei tzedek, Orech Chaim, siman 53.4. Next to the above, is the signature of הקטן יודא ב"ר וואלף ממאטערסדורף מק"ק קיצא. With additional signatures.Treasury. One work with the signatures of many prominent Hungarian Rabbis.View additional info »
Lot 400: Commentary on Proverbs by R. Meir b. Samuel HaKohen Rabbinowitz of Linkuva (Lithuania). 1833-1837.
Description: Midrashic and Kabbalistic commentary on Proverbs by R. Meir b. Samuel HaKohen Rabbinowitz of Linkuva. At the start of Chapter 2 on p. 23 the author notes that he began to write on 1 Sivan 5593=1833. At the beginning of the MS the date is Sunday, 19 Tammuz 5597=1837. On ff. 1-17 a different commentary on Proverbs 1-5. The author's son, Tzvi, who served a Rabbi of Linkuva after his father's death, signed his name at the beginning of the MS., 77 pp. 33.5 cm. Ashkenazic hand. Rebound.View additional info »
Description: Sefer Orekh Hayyim by Samuel b. Jacob Benveniste, regarding children's education, copied from the Livorno 1845 edition.5 ff. 16 cm. Yemenite script. Modern cover.View additional info »