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Auction Description for Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions: Rare books, Manuscripts, Documents & Jewish Arts
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7-9/01/2013 12:00-20:00 P.M. 10/01/2013 10:00-12:00 A.M
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Rare books, Manuscripts, Documents & Jewish Arts

(549 Lots)

by Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions


549 lots | 546 with images

January 15, 2013

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Six pamphlets in Italian and French printed in Padua and Trieste (1837-1855) and Livorno (1918)

Lot 502: Six pamphlets in Italian and French printed in Padua and Trieste (1837-1855) and Livorno (1918)

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Description: Six pamphlets in Italian and French printed in Padua and Trieste (1837-1855) and Livorno (1918)

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Mishnayot Translated for the First Time into German. Johann Jacob Rabe, Onolzbach 1760-1763.

Lot 503: Mishnayot Translated for the First Time into German. Johann Jacob Rabe, Onolzbach 1760-1763.

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Description: Six order of the mishna translated into German by the German scholar, Johann Jacob Rabe.Printed in a unique edition in [1760-1763] in Onolzbach.Two fat volumes. Separate title page for each of the six 'seder's. Internal title pages for the various tractates. Preface for each seder, 'Zeraim', Moed... with new pagination.In tractate Eduyot of the second volume there is a map of Jerusalem. Copperplate engraving. P. 174 printed at its top.This German translation was a serious translation and was admired by the scholars. When Anton Schimd printed in Vienna [1817] a set of Mishna for the Jews, with commentaries like the Kaf Nachat, he included an Ashkenazic-German copy in Hebrew letters of Rabe's work. Though the editor notes that Rabe's translation was well inspected and many of his comments were corrected.All of the original sections of RAbe's German translation from 1760.

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Manuscript. Large Archive Regarding Synagogues, Jewish Tombstones and Monuments from the Austrio-Hungarian Empire. Descriptions and Original Pictures.

Lot 504: Manuscript. Large Archive Regarding Synagogues, Jewish Tombstones and Monuments from the Austrio-Hungarian Empire. Descriptions and Original Pictures.

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Description: Descriptions of tombstones in the Jewish cemetery of the city of Berdiyov (In German: Bratfeld) in Slovakia - today Czechoslovakia. Includes pictures of c. 50 tombstones that were photographed before the Holocaust with replications of the inscriptions and descriptions of the tombstone from an artistic and Jewish motif perspective.In addition, includes:* Pictures and descriptions from the cemetery of the township Miliniskow, near Lokov in Poland.* A few tombstones from the old cemetery in Raslowitz.* Photographs of tens of synagogues and a few Jewish ritual objects, apparently from Slovakia. * Synagogues circulars * A pamphlet in Czech about synagogues. By Dr. M. Atlas, Slovakia 1940. With comments of the author. It appears that the author is the editor of the tombstone descriptions as he is counted as one of the descendants of the Atlas family on some of the Atlas family tombstones.The historical material that is presented here requires further inquiry.

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Small Shabbos Tablecloth. Lithograph. Jerusalem c. [1910].

Lot 505: Small Shabbos Tablecloth. Lithograph. Jerusalem c. [1910].

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Description: Small Shabbos Tablecloth. Very nice lithograph. Promotion for the Diskin Orphanage. Candlestick with six candles at center. Surrounded by the blessings for Kiddush and candlelighting. Illustrations of Jerusalem in the bottom corners. Picture of the Diskin Orphanage on the bottom. Jerusalem, c.[1910]. Stamped, E.L. Monson Lithograph.Hebrew, Yiddish. 47X59 cm. Quality, blue cloth. Excellent, like- new condition.

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Bookplates. 20th Century.

Lot 506: Bookplates. 20th Century.

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Description: 23 nice Jewish bookplates. Black and white, brown and white. All of famous people or designed by noted artists.Including: Minister Dov Yosef; Heinrich Loewe, noted journalist and author in Berlin and Jerusalem; Prof. Gershom Scholem; Chaim Arlozorov (Haberman, 75); Rabbi Samuel M. Segal, designed by Ilya Schor - noted Jewish artist.Hermann Struck - bookplates he designed for Rabbi Chaim Braude, depicting Braude's grandfather, R' Shlomo Gantzfried? reading from a book (Haberman 70), Dovid Wolfson (Haberman 90), Dr. Emanuel Liebman.Efraim Moshe Lilien, designed for himself (Haberman 85).Zeev Raban of Bezalel, bookplate for Batya and Shalom Greenberg.M. David, designed for Lionel Schalit in 1928.All with Jewish motifs. Some from the beginning of the 20th century. Hebrew and other languages. Various sizes, colored, black and white, brown and white. Generally excellent condition. A few with aging stains.Refer to this catalogue for another lot of bookplates with additional historic information.

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Bookplates from the Beginning through the Middle of the 20th Century. [370].

Lot 507: Bookplates from the Beginning through the Middle of the 20th Century. [370].

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Description: Beautiful collection of about 370 Jewish bookplates from Palestine and other countries. Some early, from the start of the 20th century. Most with Jewish motifs. Hebrew and other languages. Various sizes, colored, black-and-white and brown and white. Generally excellent condition.Jewish bookplates began to appear in the 18th century, and even earlier with text such as: 'the property of..' or 'from the library of..' without graphics. In the beginning of the 19th century, Jewish artists began decorating and designing them with Jewish motifs and content.There were even catalogues and scholarly studies done on this subject, including A.M. Haberman's book, 'Jewish Bookplates'.The following are some examples from this collection. (Text in Hebrew):"From the library of... Yitzchak Meir Weisenberg" (Haberman 36); "From the library of Yitzchak and Rochel Ben-Zvi [President of Israel] (Haberman 35); 'From the bequest of the Chief Gardner of Tel Aviv' (Haberman 37); The Book of Avraham Chaim...Leibush Lof..' Designed by Nissim Struck. Szeged, Hungary. (Haberman, 38); From the library of A. Drujanow'. Drujanow's father studying Torah. According to a portrait of an actor [!] whom Drujanow thought resembled his father. (Haberman 68); M.D. de Pijoto (Haberman 112). Bookplates of authors, poets, judges, and a Supreme Court Judge. Bookplate of Rabbis, Eliezer..Halevi Dunner of Koln. Bookplates from researchers, ministers, the first Israeli Minister of Interior Yaakov Shimshon Shapiro - (with his autograph). Minister of Justice. Bookplates from collectors - Eran Laor, map collector. The Levi-Epstein family with a picture by Leopold Pilichowski, according to a Berlin postcard (Haberman 134) and many others.Includes bookplates designed by noted artists, such as David Wolfson's bookplate that was designed by Hermann Struck, and the Mehlman Library bookplate designed by Meron Sima, Jerusalem artist.Beautiful collection, including historic and rare bookplates.

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Lot 508: "Rothschild Girls". Historic-Museum Quality Archive. Paris, 1911-1928.

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Description: In the 1880s, Baron Rothschild of Paris decided to institute changes into the Jewish educational system in Palestine. He wanted a more Western European style education, with emphasis on French culture. To that end, he instructed his agents to choose the top students in the Jewish settlements and send them to Paris where they would receive a European-French education. These educated students would then return to Palestine where they could reorganize the educational system there. The language of education was French, but there were separate dormitories for the girls and boys and they were run according to Jewish tradition.Upon their return to their settlements, these boys and girls were treated royally. They all became teachers and even ran the local schools. The appointment of these young teachers and administrators caused a wave of opposition and suspicion amongst the conservative members of the settlements, who viewed this as license for inappropriate behaviors. The male teachers were also disappointed, since there was a strong preference for female teachers.There are very few extant documents from the Baron's initiative. Here is a beautiful archive from the children of a Jewish family who lived at first in Beirut, Lebanon and later in the Zichron Yaakov settlement. This archive includes notebooks crammed with important information, beautiful photos and letters. The copious material depicts life in the girls' dormitory in Paris, the hardships, homesickness, days of pain and happiness.This is the personal archive of Esther Bercoff. 3 journals, certificates, and tens of photos of plays and exhibitions that the girls arranged for Purim, Chanuka, in addition to pictures of their dorm room, their beds, groups of students, and teachers. With family pictures from Beirut, Zichron Yaakov and more.The diaries are all in a nice, legible hand, primarily in French. Some nice Hebrew. Colored decorations. Includes: experiences, stories, music notes, song from Bialik in punctuated Hebrew, list of Esther's friends, some of their inscriptions to her, in Hebrew. All written by Esther and her friends. Paris, 1911-1914.Notebooks: 22 cm. 132, 138, 76 pages of text. Complete. Generally, excellent condition. Original, black soft cover.Black and white photos. Excellent condition. Various sizes. Primarily documenting 'Rothschild's Girls' in Paris. As follows:Photo of the students in a large room 'In the inn of Madame L. Isaac', where the students lived in Paris, the girls' bedroom, depicting orderly beds. Group picture of the girls and teachers. Touching, group picture of the girls on Purim (1911-1912). A number of photos of the girls in Purim costumes (1912-1913). School building of Madame Weill-Kahn. Photo of the dormitory of the 'Rothschild boys'. Photo of a group of boys from 1911.In addition to family pictures: Photo of Esther's grandfather and grandmother, Aryeh Leib [Bercoff] and wife. Card announcing the upcoming marriage of Moshe Bercoff and Rochel Rappaport on the 18th of Iyar 1892. Photo of the family home in Zichron Yaakov and one of the synagogue in the settlement. Family picture from a trip to Baalbek, Lebanon (1924). Picture of the extended Bercoff family (30.6.1925): Moshe and Rochel, their children, their son-in-law Matitayhu Lunz, and their daughter-in-law Susan - wife of Eduard. The Bercoff family in Beirut (1925-1928), Emile and Nosson (1928). Three particularly large family photos pasted to cardboard. 18x24 cm.; 24x30.5 cm, of Esther's family in Beirut and Zichron Yaakov. Esther Bercoff (b. 1893, daughter of Moshe and Rochel (Rappaport) Bercoff, was a granddaughter of Aryeh Leib Bercoff. In 1920, she married Matityahu Lunz, son of Avraham Moshe Lunz, noted Torah scholar, leader of the yishuv hayashan, one of the 'Bnei Moshe' who worked to purchase land from Arabs. He authored many works, and edited the 'Luach Yerushalayim'. He was a researcher of Eretz Yisrael and operated a noted press. Esther's parents, Moshe and Rochel, married in Beirut where they had five children: Esther, Emile, Nosson, Eduard and Yehoshua. They later moved to Zichron Yaakov. Their three oldest children; their only daughter Esther, and two of her brothers, were sent to Paris through the Rothschild project. Later, Nosson and Emile moved with their family t Paris. Eduard and Yehoshua remained in Beirut. Picture of Emile in a French army uniform during the First World War. He was killed in the Holocaust.>> For articles regarding the 'Rothschild Girls', refer to, Rochel Alboim Dror, 'HaChinuch HaIvri B'Eretz Yisrael', p. 160; Margalit Shila, HaIsha Ovedet, O' Chavera, B'Mifal HaTechya?, Al Mekoma shel HaIsha B'Aliya HaRishona'. Yehadut Zimaneinu, 9, 1995). Unique, one-of-a-kind archive.

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Archive from a Photographer's Family from Kfar Saba, 20th Century.

Lot 509: Archive from a Photographer's Family from Kfar Saba, 20th Century.

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Description: Archive from the family of Daniel Kaplan of Kfar Saba.1. Membership card from the Society of Supporters of the Hebrew University. 10x7.5 cm. [1] leaf. Original, handwritten signature of poet David Shimonovitch [Shimoni].2. 2 certificates from 1941, for ordering a membership book at the Mapai Center. 12x7.5 cm. Red. Stamp of David ben Gurion.3. Ration Book, 8.1.1959. Excellent condition. Aging stains. From the era of 'austerity' in Palestine (1949-1959). This book is from the end of that period, therefore most of the tickets were not used.4. 2 postcards for donations to the JNF. 9x12 cm. Not used. 2 original stamps on the back, for 5 prutot, 'Doar Ivri' that were not stamped.5. Ledger of bicycle licenses. [2] leaves. Thick paper. Excellent condition. The ledger was issued in 1971 and was used until 1981.6. Mother's Day card. 27th of Kislev, 15.12.1952. Original, printed card. Picture on right, poem on left. Brown. Postmarked stamp of 30 grush. Excellent condition. Original Mother's Day envelope. Identical picture on envelope. Postmark.7. New Year's Greeting Card from Palestine. Family picture in the center. 4 photos in the corners; Western Wall, Allenby Street in Tel Aviv; date grove in Haifa; camel caravan.8. Negative of the 'Beit HaChalutz Brenner' in Augustuv, Poland. 4.5x9.5 cm. White stains.Daniel Kaplan was one of the first photographers in the Kfar Saba settlement. He worked there until 1929, and documented daily life, scenery and people with his camera.

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Ki Mitzion Teitzei Torah U'Dvar Hashem MeiYerushalayim. Receipt. Jerusalem, c. 1890.

Lot 510: Ki Mitzion Teitzei Torah U'Dvar Hashem MeiYerushalayim. Receipt. Jerusalem, c. 1890.

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Description: Nice receipt, designed, for a donation for the Chayeiy Olam Talmud Torah and Yeshiva and the Ashkenazic and Chassidic kollels from Russia, Austria and Poland. New, never used. Jerusalem, [1890].21 cm. [1] page. Excellent condition. Thin, brown paper. Original folds.

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Meir Gur Aryeh. Keren HaYesod Receipt. [3]. Jerusalem, 1929.

Lot 511: Meir Gur Aryeh. Keren HaYesod Receipt. [3]. Jerusalem, 1929.

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Description: 1. Receipt from Keren HaYesod, for a donation of 1 Lira Sterling. Receipt designed by Bezalel artist, Meir Gur Aryeh. Impressive. Pictures of life in the Palestine settlements. Brown and white. The certificate was given to Mr. Michael Rosenberg of Tel Aviv on 8.10.1929.2. Beautiful picture of girls from the Rosenberg family, when they were still living in the village of Lipsk, near the Poland-Russian border. Sisters Rochel and Chaya, aged 8 and 10. Original photo, c, 1890.Rochel married Daniel Kaplan, photographer of the Kfar Saba settlement from 1929.Chaya married Moshe Karmiel, the first administrator of the Kol Yisrael radio in 1940. He was the deputy captain of the mossad for the aliya bet, and one of the architects of the 'Mickleburg' plan to bring Iraqi Jews to Israel in 1947.22.5x28.5 cm. Photo pasted to brown cardboard (34x41 cm.) original from the era. Excellent condition.

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Publication of the Gemillut Chessed Umischan Aweilim Society. Illustrated, Mazal Tov Telegram. Breslau, Chanuka, 1932.

Lot 512: Publication of the Gemillut Chessed Umischan Aweilim Society. Illustrated, Mazal Tov Telegram. Breslau, Chanuka, 1932.

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Description: Mazal Tov greetings sent from Breslau. Chanuka, 1932. Underneath the title, picture of a hand holding a coin with the word 'getd' [money], with additional coins with the writing 'kranken pflege, brot, heilmittel [care of the sick, bread, medicine]. Brown and white. Address of the Breslau institution on the bottom. 'Telegramm' on the reverse with handwritten text.German. 21x30 cm. Excellent condition. Thick, quality paper. Very rare.

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Kiddush Hashem. Jews Refusing to Convert. Burnt at Stake. Incunabula. Nurnberg, 1493.

Lot 513: Kiddush Hashem. Jews Refusing to Convert. Burnt at Stake. Incunabula. Nurnberg, 1493.

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Description: Leaf from the 'Liber Chronicarum: Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten' - otherwise known as the Nuremberg Chronicle. Woodcut at center depicting Jews being burnt at stake (11.5x15.5 cm.). Black and white. Engravings made by Wolgemut, Michael and Wilhelm Pleydenwurf. Printed by Anton Koberger (1445-1513). Nurnberg, 1493. Incunabula.Latin. 43x30 cm. [2] pages. Excellent condition. Thick, quality paper. Aging stains. Black and white. Printed a few years after the invention of the printing press, and one year after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Colombus' discovery of America.The picture of Jews being burnt as stake was a depiction of the harsh realities of life of the time. Then, it was not a historic theory about the distant past.

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Commission des Conservateurs du Judaisme

Lot 514: Commission des Conservateurs du Judaisme

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Description: Commission des conservateurs du Judaisme [=Commission of the guardians of Judaism], a pamphlet issued by the Conference des Grands-Rabbins de France [=Conference of the Chief-Rabbis of France] condemning the reforms in ritual and synagogue services proposed by the Rabbis of the French Consistoire in 1856. Includes opinions of Rabbis of several communities in France.Not listed in the catalogue of the National Library of Israel. 6 ff. 28.5 cm. No cover.

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Nazi German Passport of a Jew Expelled from Germany. Vienna, [1939].

Lot 515: Nazi German Passport of a Jew Expelled from Germany. Vienna, [1939].

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Description: The passport was issued in Vienna on 23.11.1939 with three symbols of Nazi Germany. The passport holder was Robert Wand. On the front of the passport, next to the Nazi symbol, is a red letter 'J' - branding the passport bearer a Jew. The date, 23.11.1938, by hand. Stamped Chinese Visa on the passport. He possibly fled to Shanghai.Nazi stamp on the right of the passport picture. On the left is the stamp of the IDF, indicating that the passport owner enlisted in the IDF and used the passport as an identity paper. Missing the back binding. Stamps and seals. Generally fine condition.O/b price$150 $300-400516 Archives. Two Historic Archives. Mordechai Nadav and Professor Ettinger.Two archives with hundreds of documents and letters, a large selection of the letters are handwritten and signed.1. Archive of Professor Shmuel Ettinger (1919-1988) expert on recent Jewish history. He was born in Kiev to a scion of the Chabad chassidut. He was the great-grandson of Rabbi Baruch Ettinger, one of the first chabbad chassidim. This archive contains his correspondence with many scholars: Emanual Etkes, Chaim Beinart, Mark Silverman, Yehuda Bauer, Yaakov Katz, Shmaryahu Talmon, Chaim Soloveitchik, Professor Yitzchak Twersky and others. Correspondence regarding Jewish history, the Hebrew University, the 'Kan' journal and more. Includes a lengthy letter written by Rabbi Professor Yitzchak Twersky.2. Archive of Mordechai Nadav. Mordechai was the administrator of the department for manuscripts and archives of the National Library and one of the personalities of the institution. His archive contains correspondence with Rabbi Professor Yitzchak Twersky, Malachi Beit-Arié, Chaya Benjamin regarding exhibitions, Chuna Shmukr, Frank Adler, Yaakov Katz, David Flusser and others. Handwritten notes of bibliographic lectures he heard at the university and more.O/b price$400 $1000-1500517 Album in Honor of Etzel Fighters who Liberated Jaffa.Illustrated leather and olive wood binding. Etzel emblem on the binding, 'Rak Kach', as they captured the Manshiye neighborhood, with the Hassan Bek Mosque in Jaffa on the 17th of Nissan, 1948.94 photographs of Shlomo Lev Ami, District Commander for Etzel who was detained during the 'season' and deported to Eritrea. Photographs of his family, founders of the Har Tov settlement. Includes photos from the detention camp, visit by Rabbi Rabinowitz, ceremonies, plays etc. All the photos have captions - apparently by Lev-Ami. Written in first person, poetic.His brother Yosef, commander of the central region, was killed in the battle to capture Jaffa. One of the photos depicts Shlomo after he received notice of his brother's death from Menachem Begin.Fine condition. Missing a few pictures.Museum piece.

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Archives. Two Historic Archives. Mordechai Nadav and Professor Ettinger

Lot 516: Archives. Two Historic Archives. Mordechai Nadav and Professor Ettinger

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Description: Two archives with hundreds of documents and letters, a large selection of the letters are handwritten and signed.1. Archive of Professor Shmuel Ettinger (1919-1988) expert on recent Jewish history. He was born in Kiev to a scion of the Chabad chassidut. He was the great-grandson of Rabbi Baruch Ettinger, one of the first chabbad chassidim. This archive contains his correspondence with many scholars: Emanual Etkes, Chaim Beinart, Mark Silverman, Yehuda Bauer, Yaakov Katz, Shmaryahu Talmon, Chaim Soloveitchik, Professor Yitzchak Twersky and others. Correspondence regarding Jewish history, the Hebrew University, the 'Kan' journal and more. Includes a lengthy letter written by Rabbi Professor Yitzchak Twersky.2. Archive of Mordechai Nadav. Mordechai was the administrator of the department for manuscripts and archives of the National Library and one of the personalities of the institution. His archive contains correspondence with Rabbi Professor Yitzchak Twersky, Malachi Beit-Arié, Chaya Benjamin regarding exhibitions, Chuna Shmukr, Frank Adler, Yaakov Katz, David Flusser and others. Handwritten notes of bibliographic lectures he heard at the university and more.

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Album in Honor of Etzel Fighters who Liberated Jaffa.

Lot 517: Album in Honor of Etzel Fighters who Liberated Jaffa.

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Description: Illustrated leather and olive wood binding. Etzel emblem on the binding, 'Rak Kach', as they captured the Manshiye neighborhood, with the Hassan Bek Mosque in Jaffa on the 17th of Nissan, 1948.94 photographs of Shlomo Lev Ami, District Commander for Etzel who was detained during the 'season' and deported to Eritrea. Photographs of his family, founders of the Har Tov settlement. Includes photos from the detention camp, visit by Rabbi Rabinowitz, ceremonies, plays etc. All the photos have captions - apparently by Lev-Ami. Written in first person, poetic.His brother Yosef, commander of the central region, was killed in the battle to capture Jaffa. One of the photos depicts Shlomo after he received notice of his brother's death from Menachem Begin.Fine condition. Missing a few pictures.Museum piece.

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Chassidut. 9 Books of Chassidut

Lot 518: Chassidut. 9 Books of Chassidut

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Description: 1) Pokeach Ivrim. Article on the topic of repentance from the Admor Rabbi Dov Ber Schneerson son of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi from the founding dynasty. Lemberg 1862. [8] pages 14 cm. Almost all in Yiddish. Very good condition, new binding.2) Darchei Tzedek. Proper conduct from Zechariah Mendel, Magid Meisharim of the holy community of Jaroslav with Rabbi Meshulem Feivish Mezbehroz's true path. Lemberg 1865. [13] pages. On the last page is an ancient signature: Avraham Moshe Segal.3) Degel Machaneh Ephraim. Explanations of the weekly Torah portions by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Ephraim, rabbinical court head of Sadilkov, grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. Lemberg 1874 with approbations of the great Chassidic masters from the first edition.4) Be'er Mayim Chaim. Explanation on the 5 books of chumash by Rabbi Chaim of Chernovitch. Warsaw 1876. 5) Divrei Kadosh. Sermons and inspirational excerpts that the Admor Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapiro from Munkacs said on Hoshanah Rabbah of 1933. Munkacs 1933, 15 pages.6) Imrei Kadosh. By the Saraf Rabbi Uri Mesterlisk. Sakalid. On the last page are the customs of Rabbi Aharon of Karlin. 7) Igrot Kodesh. Collection of letters from the Magid of Mezeritch and his students from the years 1761-1788 with explanations and observations by Yoel Diskin.8) Zichron Yaakov and Yehudah. Deep sermons from Rabbi Tzvi Yalish author of "Maleh Haroim." Munkacs 1928.

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Works of the Senior Admor Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi,

Lot 519: Works of the Senior Admor Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, "Baal Hatanya."

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Description: 1) Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah with responsa from Rav Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Warsaw 1840. Bound with "Chelek Acharon" - Compilation of writings on monetary laws. Warsaw 1840. Unbound. Moth holes mostly in the margins. Printed by Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter son of the "Chidushi Harim" (Stefansky list 572). 2) Shulchan Aruch Orach Chayim by the aforementioned author first volume. (Chapters 1-215) Zitomir 1869. Shadua printers. Two title pages, original binding in excellent condition. 3) Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah, responsa and compilation of writings on monetary laws. Zitomir 1869 as mentioned above. 4) Shulcahn Aruch Choshen Mishpat by the aforementioned. Kenigsberg 1858. Tiny moth holes. This copy was in the possession of the Admor Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Vishurun Rubin from Sasragen. Note his signature - partially erased above the title page, and in the Encyclopedia of Chassidut, page 312. 5) Likutey Amarim from the Admor Rebbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. This is the Sefer Hatanya. Vilna 1922. Two title pages, original binding.6) Likuetey Torah - Compilation of writings that wake up man's heart to the service of G-d according to the order of the weekly Torah portions of Sefer Devarim and the yearly festivals. At the end, Likutey Torah Al Shir Hashirim with an individual title page. Vilna 1878. Excellent condition. Second edition.

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Zechuta D'Avraham. Chassidut. Chechnov. [1895].

Lot 520: Zechuta D'Avraham. Chassidut. Chechnov. [1895].

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Description: Zechuta D'Avraham. Discourses for Shabbat HaGadol and Shabbat Shuva. Elucidations on the Torah, Mishnayot and Rambam. By the Admor Rabbi Avraham Landa of Chechnov. Warsaw, 1895. First edition. [4] pages. 27 cm. Two title pages with decorative borders. Fine condition. Original, half-leather binding. >> Owner signature on the second title page, almost certainly a rabbinical signature. Unidentified. [Bound with: Sha'arei Halacha. Elucidation on Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah by Rabbi Zev Wolk Willikowiski. Warsaw.]

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The book of Zohar with Comments from the Hidden Mekubal Rabbi Yehudah Zev Leibowitz.

Lot 521: The book of Zohar with Comments from the Hidden Mekubal Rabbi Yehudah Zev Leibowitz.

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Description: The book of Zohar on the Chumashim Vayikrah, Bamidbar, Devarim. Vilna edition (1882), two title-pages, good condition. New cloth binding.Owner's signature on the title-page of the volume of Bamidbar: "The holy Yehudah Zev Lubavitch 1932," mekubal and hidden righteous man in Tel-Aviv. >> In addition, owner's signature on the title page, which is almost erased, "Yechiel Tzvi Lubavitch," father of the abovementioned mekubal. In the margins of the copy, a few explanations in the handwriting of the mekubal.Rabbi Yehudah Zev Leibowitz, born in 1921 in a town near the city of Satmar to his father Rabbi Yechiel Tzvi Leibowitz, who was the 'melamed' in the city of Satmar. He learned Torah from his father and from the great scholars of Transylvania and from the Admor, Rabbi Yoel of Satmar. During the years of the Holocaust, he lost all of his family, including his fiancé, and from then he did not marry any woman his entire life, and he moved to Israel alone and settled in Tel Aviv. There he became close to the Admor, the mekubal, Rabbi Yehudah Tzvi Brandwein from Stretin and joined the group of mekubalim. Among them were the mekubalim, Rabbi Moshe Yair and Rabbi Yosef Weinstock. For decades he lived alone in a single room in Tel-Aviv and to sustain himself he worked as a street surveyor for the municipality of Tel Aviv. He was in contact with the Admors of his generation, Rabbi Aharon Rokeach of Belz, the Admor of Klausenberg (see responses to him in "Shefa Chaim: and "Divrei Yetziv" and he was friendly with all of the Admors from the house of Ruzhin that lived in Tel Aviv.Most of his life he managed to preserve complete anonymity, and only a few knew about his greatness in revealed and hidden Torah, in the eyes of his neighbors he was considered a simple Jew. In the beginning of the 1990s he moved to Bnei Brak and well-known Rabbis came to him to receive from him hidden Torah and said that he was from the 36 hidden righteous people in the generation. He refused to receive the public but it was known that he was able to do wonders. He passed away on 27 Elul 2010. He was interred in the cemetery of Yeshiva Ponovitch in Bnei Brak.His letters were published in the books, 'Torat Yehuda Zev,' 'Ohr Levi V'Ziv Yehuda,' Tehillim with 'Minchat Yehudah' and more... An article by him on Kabbalah in published in the 'Siddur Hageonim V'Hamekubalim,' Jerusalem 1970, page 132.

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Manuscript.

Lot 522: Manuscript. "Shaar Hapesukim" by the Arizal. Handwritten by the Western Judge Rabbi Shemayah Avraham - Titwan the 18th century. The Copy was in Possession of the Mekubal, Rabbi Yehudah Kriat.

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Description: Secrets of the Torah on the order of the weekly Torah portions that Rabbi Chaim Vital heard from the holy Ari himself, and from mekubalim who heard from the Ari. The matters he heard from other scholars in the Ari's name were collected separately at the end of the manuscript. There it is written at the top of the page, "What I heard from others in the name of my teacher, may he be remembered for the world to come, these are on the orders of the Tanach." There exist many differences of style between the handwritten manuscript version and the printed version of "Shaar Haposkim." It is hard for us to determine the importance of the differences in version, but certainly they matter for those who study the Torah of the Arizal. 124 pages. 15x20 cm. Sephardic clear and neat handwriting.. original leather binding.. on the first page it is written in big letters, "Shaar Haposkim from the holy Rabbi Arizal zt'vkl." On the last page of the colophon is the following: It is finished and completed - praise to the Almighty, blessed is G-d who has helped us from the beginning until this point. Know the G-d of your father and serve him. Praiseworthy is the one who merited even to purchase this holy sefer, that it should be in his house and part of his collection, even more so, whoever merited to know and to understand it, his merit will stand for us and all of Israel. I reproduced it, I the young, the one who signs with longing and soul's desire for the scholar, my master the complete and elderly. >> the honorable Rabbi Yehuda, may G-d protect and save him, son of the complete scholar the excellent judge Hasid, holy, his name is known to all, none other than our Rabbi Avraham Kriat, may G-d protect and save him. >> Rabbi Yehudah Kriat is the mekubal known for his sefer "Maor Vashemesh" (Lavorno 1939), son of the Rabbi Refael Avraham Kriat, author of the response "Zchut Avot" (Pissa 1917). Born in Titwan and served there as a judge. His grandfather on his mother's side was Rabbi Yehuda son of Atar (see Malchei Rabbanan pg 45a). In the margins of the copy in several places there are handwritten corrections, almost certainly from the abovementioned mekubal. >> The writer Shamayah Avraham Bar Mor Yosef is a judge from the western scholars mentioned in the abovementioned book, "Malchei Rabbanan," pg. 126a.

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Toldot Aharon. Lemberg, 1864. Chassidut.

Lot 523: Toldot Aharon. Lemberg, 1864. Chassidut.

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Description: Homilies on the Torah and for the holidays in the manner of chassidut and kabala by Admor Rabbi Ahron of Zhitomir. Lemberg, 1864. Second edition, no others printed.43;48 leaves. 26 cm. Very fine condition. Title page within an adorned border. Approbations from the first edition: Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apte, Rabbi Yisrael ben Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov and Rabbi Mordechai of Chernobyl.Written at the top of the title page: זה הספר שיך לחמי מורי ר' אהרון מארקוס נ"י, with his penciled signature שייך לר' אהרון מארקוס. Aharon Marcus was a noted Chassidic researcher.

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Kisei Eliyahu. Jerusalem, [1865].

Lot 524: Kisei Eliyahu. Jerusalem, [1865].

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Description: Kisei Eliyahu. Kabala. Copied from manuscript. Written anonymously, but attributed to kabalist Rabbi Eliyahu ben Rabbi Salimen Menachem Meni, adored Rabbi of Hebron (1818-1899). Jerusalem, Yisrael Bak, [1865]. Refer to Sh. Halevi 97, and the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book. >> However, the author writes on leaf 81b, that his rebbe was the gaon Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin, author of Nefesh HaChaim. He mentions this also on leaf 82,b and on 15a. He also mentions the 'Sephardim', in a manner indicating that he himself is not of Sephardic descent. Refer to 81a and 84a. If so, the author attribution of Sh. Halevi and the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book is wrong. The author was a Lithuanian, Ashkenazic Jew a scion of a family of disciples of the GRA in Vilna. [2], 84 leaves. 16.7 cm. Modern, leather binding. Small marginal worming marks on the bottom of leaves 78-82.

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Sefer Mevo Shearim by Rabbi Chaim Vital. Ashkenaz. 17th cent. A Selecion Copied from Rabbi Chaim Vital's Own Manuscript.

Lot 525: Sefer Mevo Shearim by Rabbi Chaim Vital. Ashkenaz. 17th cent. A Selecion Copied from Rabbi Chaim Vital's Own Manuscript.

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Description: Large manuscript with significant Kabalistic works, written in 17th century Ashkenaz. Sefer Mevo Shearim by Rabbi Chaim Vital. Only from Gate 3, part 1 until Gate 3, part 2, chapter 13 (ff. 1r-34r). Followed by Shaar Ha-Kelipot, part 2, as printed in the Jerusalem 1961 edition, Gate 6, part 2 (ff. 34v-43r). On ff. 70r-82r: Shaar Ha-Nevuah ve-Ruach Hakodesh found in R. Jacob Tzemach's books Edut be-Yaakov and Kehillat Yaacov. According to Yosef Avivi, Binyan Ariel (Jerusalem 1987), p. 54, it originally belonged to Mevo Shearim. On the remaining pages in the manuscript the scribe copied about 30 additional short treatises from the teachings of R. Isaac Luria and his disciple R. Chaim Vital. At the end of the first of these short works (43r-46r) the scribe noted that it is the end of the fourth redaction of the writings of R. Chaim Vital. Several times the editor or scribe added references to his manuscript copy of Vital's Otzerot Chaim (ff. 46r, 49v). 129 ff. 20 cm. Ashkenazic script. Modern cover.

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Safra D'Tzniuta. Vilna, [1820]. Kabala of the GRA. Pedigreed Copy.

Lot 526: Safra D'Tzniuta. Vilna, [1820]. Kabala of the GRA. Pedigreed Copy.

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Description: Safra D'Tzniuta, the root of the 'Idra Raba and Zuta' and the foundation of the Zohar. With an expansive elucidation on almost every letter of the book from the Gaon of Vilna. Vilna and Grodno, [1820].[6], 59, [3] leaves. 20.4 cm. Approbations of the Rabbi of Vilna: Rabbi Shmuel [Katzenelbogen], Rabbi Avraham Avli Posviler. Leaves [2-5], preface of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin. On leaf [6], preface of Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Slonim, grandson of the GRA. [3] leaves at the end of the book: compilations from the words of the GR"A regarding issues discussed in this biur.>> Pedigreed copy. This book belonged to the famed Jerusalem tzaddik, Rabbi Chaim Tordos Hershler. He lived in Shaarei Chesed and thousands flocked to him to receive his blessings. He was famous for the ta'anit dibbur (not speaking) for many years and his prayers. He was also an expert in the Torah of Sod. His stamp appears on leaf 2 and the last leaf. Tens of his handwritten comments and annotations in many locations. Short kabalistic comments, of one or two words. Marginal repair to the title page. Blemish to a number of words on page two, in Rabbi Posviler's introduction. Significant, pedigreed copy.

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Kana Chachma Kana Binah. Wilhermsdorf, [1730]. Kabala.

Lot 527: Kana Chachma Kana Binah. Wilhermsdorf, [1730]. Kabala.

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Description: Kana Chachma Kana Binah, also called 'Sefer HaKana', attributed to Elkana ben Yerucham ben Avigdor of the Ram family...Eliyahu z"l...and learned sodot with me...'.Kabalistic matters regarding the Shema Yisrael and Baruch Shem Kavod...verses, commentaries and the kavanot of the Torah and mitzvot. All according to the secrets of Kabala. Wilhermsdorf, [1730]. 28 leaves. 19 cm. With two prayers from the famed Gaon, Rabbi Shlomo Luria, the Maharshal. One printed for the first time. Not bound. Worming marks on a few leaves, also in the text. Aging stains. Red cut leaves.

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Torah Scroll Pointer. Poland, 1886

Lot 528: Torah Scroll Pointer. Poland, 1886

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Description: Magnificent pointer (yad) for reading from a Torah scroll. Silver hallmark 84.Dated and hallmarked 1886 T.G., artist's initials A.K. About 27 cm. long. At the bottom of the pointer is an especially large "sleeve" which bears all the hallmarks. The sleeve is decorated on all sides with a wreath of flowers. This floral design repeats itself on the three belts that encircle the pointer. At the center of the pointer is a splendid perforated silver finish. At the bottom of the pointer is a silver finger, apparently reinforced with other metal. Impressive, museum-quality.

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Montefiore Moses: Souvenir Dish

Lot 529: Montefiore Moses: Souvenir Dish

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Description: Many events were held in honor of Sir Moses Montefiore's 100th birthday and a number of souvenir items were produced, including this splendid decorative plate. Diameter: 265 mm. Raised rims embossed with the words: 'Sir Moses Montefiore'. The plate setting has a deep and impressive stamping of his portrait and below it the Hebrew initials' M.T. apparently initials of: Mazal Tov (congratulations). Made in 1884. Very fine condition.

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Chanuka  Menorah. Germany, c. 1920. 'Jugendstil'

Lot 530: Chanuka Menorah. Germany, c. 1920. 'Jugendstil'

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Description: Chanuka menorah. Brass. Wax candles. Eight candleholders with the original removable shamash. Impressive styled Magen David at the top of the menorah.Hexagonal base. 20 cm. tall. Complete. Germany, c. 1900. Rare model.

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Bezalel Jerusalem. Wood and Leather Creation. 'HaMichlala HaIvrit B'Yerushalayim'. Displayed at the New York Exhibition at the Beginning of the 20th Century.

Lot 531: Bezalel Jerusalem. Wood and Leather Creation. 'HaMichlala HaIvrit B'Yerushalayim'. Displayed at the New York Exhibition at the Beginning of the 20th Century.

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Description: Nice, colored handmade illustration on wood: המכללה העברית בירושלם. The work of Bezalel Jerusalem. Souvenir from Palestine. Pasted to a wood board [?] covered with brown leather. Gilt border surrounding the illustration. בצלאל ירושלם in the bottom corners in gilt letters. Protrusion on the back of the board, enabling the work to stand. On the protrusion: 'Palestine Industries Inc...New York Made in Palestine'. With a loop providing the option to hang this piece on a wall. 14x14 cm. Excellent condition. Lightly rubbed.

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Bezalel:

Lot 532: Bezalel: "Al Amanut Amanim U'Mivakreihem". Jerusalem, 1924.

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Description: Idioms and letters by Professor Boris Schatz, founder and head of Bezalel. Jerusalem, [1924], Bnei Bezalel Publishing. Title page by Mordechai Narkiss. 29, [3] pages. 17x11 cm.Quality paper, aging stains. Folds in the middle and the edges. Missing the spine.

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Emblem. Vulcan Foundry. C. 1935.

Lot 533: Emblem. Vulcan Foundry. C. 1935.

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Description: Large emblem of the Vulcan foundry. Metal [Bronze?]. Impressive. Depicts a worker casting boiling iron. Vulcan's famous emblem. Cast, sculpture. Brown. 26x22 cm. Attached with screws to a wood plate - painted black. 33x24.5 cm. excellent condition.The Vulcan foundry was established in 1934 in Haifa Bay. During the Second World War the British utilized the factory for the war effort, and over the years its operations expanded to include the production of batteries, ships, arms, and various machines.In 1950 it divided into three separate companies: the foundry, engineering and car production.This was the famed emblem that appeared on all of its products from its establishment in 1934. Apparently, only a few of these large, impressive emblems were made. Perhaps gifted to a public official. The emblem was apparently made soon after the foundry was established. C. 1935.

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Parochet for an Aron Kodesh. In the 'Chasor' Ma'abara = Chatzor HaGlilit. C. 1953-1955.

Lot 534: Parochet for an Aron Kodesh. In the 'Chasor' Ma'abara = Chatzor HaGlilit. C. 1953-1955.

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Description: Nice, embroidered parchoet. Handmade. Artisan work. Gold and blue embroidery on cloth. Interwoven gold threads in the cloth. Embroidered title: 'Ki Lekach Tov Natati Lachem, Torati al Ta'azovu', above the name, 'Yehoshua ben Massoud Shofen and sons. Chasor A' Rosh Pina'. Text flanked by two Magen David's with the word Tzion in the center. Two lions holding the Decalogue at center. Embroidered border.Handmade, blue-colored fringes at the edges. Lining sewed along with the top embroidery. An additional white cloth covers the back of the embroidery. Loops at the top, so that the curtain could be hung.64x123 cm. Preserved in exceptional condition. The top lining has a number of small tears. Aging stains.This parochet was gifted to the synagogue in the Chasor A' ma'abara (absorption camp), today known as Chatzor HaGlilit. In 1953, two ma'abarot were built near Rosh Pina for Moroccan immigrants, called Chatzor A and Chatzor B. In 1956, they were renamed Chatzor HaGlilit.

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Silk Carpet. Bust of Max Nordau. Beginning of the 20th Century.

Lot 535: Silk Carpet. Bust of Max Nordau. Beginning of the 20th Century.

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Description: Carpet made of silk threads, bust of Max Nordau.108x62 cm. Very fine condition. Missing some fringes.

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Silk Carpet. Bust of Binyamin Zeev Herzl.

Lot 536: Silk Carpet. Bust of Binyamin Zeev Herzl.

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Description: Beginning of the 20th Century.Carpet made of silk threads with the bust of Binyamin Ze'ev Herzl.108x62 cm. Fine condition. A small section of the fringes are missing. Slightly faded. At left, Herzl in the famous picture of him leaning on the porch in Basle. With Jews arriving in Palestine at his feet and the Tower of David in the background.

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Posen. Frankfurt-Berlin. Silver Items within an Original Case.

Lot 537: Posen. Frankfurt-Berlin. Silver Items within an Original Case.

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Description: Set of three serving forks for cake etc. Gilt silver. Stamped. Germany, c. 1900. Each fork measures 21 cm. The famed Posen family of Jewish silversmiths from Frankfurt-Berlin.Within the original wood case, covered with black cloth bordered with gold, floral decorations. With two original, gilt metal clasps. The case measures 11.5:23 cm. Impressive, complete box. The box is padded with beige-colored, silk material. With large, rounded embossing of the famed silversmith "Posen. Frankfurt A.M. Berlin".

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Sefer Germany.Torah Belts. 19th Century

Lot 538: Sefer Germany.Torah Belts. 19th Century

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Description: Three belts [Wimpels] for the Torah scroll made of light-colored linen. Between 3,00 to 3,40 meters. 16-18 cm. wide. 1. 1824. Embroidered text in a few colors. 'Nosson the son of Moshe, born on the 22nd of Sivan......'. [1824]. Four strips attached by artistic embroidery. Fine condition. One loose connection.2. 1891. Embroidered text in a few colors. 'Chaim bar Shmaya Halevi born on the 17th of Cheshvan...'. [1891]. Fine condition. A few color stains from the embroidery.3. 1881. Hand painted text. 'Shlomo bar Chanoch born on Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan...' [1888].Picture of a Torah scroll, chupa. Fine condition.The 'wimpel' is an Ashkenazic tradition traced back for many generations. The cloth material closed the Torah scrolls. They were embroidered or painted. The text included the child's name, his father's name, birthdate and blessings for the child. When he first visited the synagogue, generally at aged three, the boy was honored with 'glila' - closing the Torah scroll with the wimpel that his mother or sisters prepared for him. The wimpel was donated to the synagogue. Three nice wimpels.

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Hebrew University: Bezalel Jerusalem Relief.

Lot 539: Hebrew University: Bezalel Jerusalem Relief.

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Description: Metal plaque,relief work of the hebrew university.mt.scopus.large,impressive metal relife 12*25.5 cm.attacht with eightoriginal nails to a wide ,heavy wood frame/31*17 cm. stampt bezalel jerusalem on the bottom right.made in palestine at bottom left. this is a rich uniqe relife that marges people with the scenery surrounding the university ,its gradens and bildings

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Finials for a Torah Scroll - Near East. Yemen? 19th Century.

Lot 540: Finials for a Torah Scroll - Near East. Yemen? 19th Century.

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Description: Pair of brass finials. 24.5 cm. tall. Upper diameter, 9 cm.Two sections. Cylindrical base. The upper section is shaped like a two-dimensional pomegranate - with nice holes to decorate it. Such finials were ordered and made for the poor communities in Yemen, and their simplicity is what attracts collectors. Fine condition. Two small holes at the base of one finial, apparently from the time they were made.

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Finials for a Torah Scroll, Turkey or Afghanistan. Mid - 19th Century.

Lot 541: Finials for a Torah Scroll, Turkey or Afghanistan. Mid - 19th Century.

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Description: Pair of silver finials. Not hallmarked. 28 cm. tall. Upper diameter of 8 cm. The base of the finials are shaped like smooth cylinders. One bears the engraved name of the donors -the Mehalel family. The upper section is shaped like a pear with a thin, floral belt threaded through its center. Chains hang from seven rings, with bells. The upper section of the finials are shaped like a fruit which is surrounded by three leaves that can be screwed to its base. One finial is missing the leaves and the fruit is soldered to the finial.Three of the fourteen chains are missing.

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Finials for a Torah Scroll. Jerusalem? 18th Century?

Lot 542: Finials for a Torah Scroll. Jerusalem? 18th Century?

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Description: Unmarked silver, cut out and welding work with filigree and gilding. Pair of finials, 22 cm. tall and 5 cm diameter.Each finial is shaped like a pillar comprised of a cylindrical base, knob decorated with a welding technique. Flattened, gilt knob. Smooth bell, with a decorated cover at its base. Gilt, adorned knob. 8 small rings at the center bearing chains with bells in an engraved manner. Domed cover over each knob, partially gilt, capped by a small filigree knob, also gilt.The finials were apparently created by a Jewish silversmith who immigrated from Yemen to Palestine.Entirely complete, besides for one small bell.Refer to the Stieglitz Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, p. 48, item 18.

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Large Finials for a Torah Scroll. Lemberg? 19th Century?

Lot 543: Large Finials for a Torah Scroll. Lemberg? 19th Century?

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Description: Pair of large rimonim for the Torah scroll. Low quality silver. 40 cm. high, 17 cm. diameter.Integrated repoussé, engraving and boring work. Wide repousee pillar above a wide, circular base. Nice engravings on the pillar.Wide, flattened knob at the top with triangular spaces. Six flowers at the top of the knob made of boring and engraving work. Crown at the top. Top section crushed. One finial is missing its crown.

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Silver Kiddush Goblet. 3 Sections. Iraq. Beginning of the 20th Century.

Lot 544: Silver Kiddush Goblet. 3 Sections. Iraq. Beginning of the 20th Century.

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Description: Silver Kiddush goblet. Iraq. With matching cover and plate. Beginning of the 20th century. Custom of Iraq Jewry.The cup is made with beautiful floral engravings with a matching cover with a peacock at its head.Round plate with delicate cuts throughout the plate, creating a flower. Star of David at center surrounded by floral decorations. All nice engraving work. All artisan work in excellent condition.The cup is 13 cm. tall. Diameter of 13.5 cm. 165 grams.The plate bears the hallmark 925 sterling.

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Torah Scroll Crown. Warsaw. [c. 1880-1900].

Lot 545: Torah Scroll Crown. Warsaw. [c. 1880-1900].

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Description: Torah scroll crown made of brass with floral decorations. 5 birds on its upper section. Each bird holds a bell in its beak. Smaller, gilt crown with a hanging bell attached to the first one. Another bird stands on a branch above this crown with a bell in its mouth.45 cm. tall. Maximal diameter of 22 cm. 1113 grams.Fine condition. Complete.

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Satmar. Gold Coin- Medallion. Issued in Memory of Admor Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum

Lot 546: Satmar. Gold Coin- Medallion. Issued in Memory of Admor Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum

Description: at the Coronation of Admor Moshe Teitelbaum of Satmar. [1980]. Gold coin - medallion in memory of the famed Admor of Satmar, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum, issued at the coronation of Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum of Satmar. [1980]. 22 mm. diameter. 8 grams. 21 carat. Obverse - text "????? ?"? ??? ????"? ??"? ??? ????????? ????"? ?? ???? ????" between two palm trees. >> The two palm trees symbolize the two Admors whose last name translates as 'date tree'. Reverse - The beit medrash of the Admor at center, surrounded by the text ?? ?"? ??? ????? ??? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ??"?. Small stars above certain letters - equaling 1980. The medallion is preserved in new condition within a unique plastic case. >> To the best of our knowledge, only 20 or 25 gold medallions were made by the famed chassid, Chaim Yeshaya Schwartz z"l of London.

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Chanuka Menorah. Bronze. C.[1930]

Lot 547: Chanuka Menorah. Bronze. C.[1930]

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Description: Chanuka Menorah. Bronze. Wax candles. Eight candle holders with an original removeble 'shamash'. At the top of the menorah, in the center of the holders, a Magen David. The base of the menorah is decorated nicely. 27 cm tall. Entirely complete.

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Miniature Torah Scroll for Children for Simchat Torah. Germany, c. [1910].

Lot 548: Miniature Torah Scroll for Children for Simchat Torah. Germany, c. [1910].

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Description: Small Torah scroll, printed on paper, with two small wood handles. Wrapped with a cloth belt. The 'blessings on the Torah' printed on the belt. Purple, silk mantle with gilt embossing.The Torah scroll is housed in a miniature 'ark'. 16.5. long, 5.5 wide and 2.5 cm. deep. Made from stiff cardboard, covered with black cloth on the outside, and colorful, marbled paper inside. The Ten Commandments are impressed on the 'door' of the 'ark', supported by two lions. With Hebrew text.Two laces to close the 'ark'. The interior is all complete and in very fine condition. The exterior is rubbed.

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Eternal Lamp. Spanish Morocco. [1919]. Gold and Silver.

Lot 549: Eternal Lamp. Spanish Morocco. [1919]. Gold and Silver.

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Description: Magnificent eternal lamp, made completely of silver. Hung from three long silver chains. The bottom section, for the flame, is made of two sections. The bottom section holds a glass oil receptacle. The upper section frames this receptacle. The upper section bears lengthy Hebrew text - all cutout. למנ' הכה"ץ ג'אמילה מ"ן אשת הר' יוסף ן' טולילה י"ץ, שנלב"ע כ"ב חשון ש' תרע"ט". In middle of the Hebrew text there is a gold 'monogram' with the name of the deceased woman 'Jamila' in Hebrew and Latin letters. On the bottom of the lower plate there is a nice, decorative flower. This flower consists of three sections. These sections are gilt [possibly gold?]. The Ben Tolila family lived in Spanish Morocco. This vessel was made by local artisans in a rare style that blends the Oriental charm of North Africa-Morocco with the precision and quality silver of European silversmiths. The chains are also extraordinarily beautiful, and the two bottom sections are attached with unique, delicate chains. The bottom section has beautiful decorations over the entire surface of the silver.The upper section is shaped like a large dome from which three chains descend. The upper dome has a small hole, apparently for an electric cord. At the top of the dome there is a large, impressing ring for hanging the lamp.All parts are complete and original. Overall length of 88 cm. Weighs 2 kg. The gold sections have not been weighed. Impressive, rich menorah.

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Decorated Ketuba. Amsterdam, [1786].

Lot 550: Decorated Ketuba. Amsterdam, [1786].

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Description: Decorated Ketuba printed on parchment.This is a prime example of the popularity of decorative, designed marriage certificates.The ketuba design is attributed to Shalom Italia, the prominent, 17th century Jewish artist. In 1648, he created two copper plates that were used for printing ketubot.A few years later, one plate was copied by an unknown artist - without changes to the original. This copy was used to print a number of ketubot in Amsterdam which were used by members of the Sephardic community throughout Europe and in America.The ketuba text was written in ink within a decorative border supported by two pillars and surrounded by a climber plant. In the center of the arch are two cherubs holding a map with the words 'B'siman Tov'. The text is flanked by a magnificent vase holding various flowers with birds and bugs. A picture of a bride and groom on top of the right vase; a picture of a mother with two children on top of the left one.The bride's family fled from Spain during the expulsion and settled in enlightened places such as Morocco, Turkey and later in places like London and Amsterdam, where they became key members of the community. In 1749, Yaakov Ibn Attar, a relative of the bride Sara Ibn Attar (maybe her father) was a member of the Sephardic-Portuguese organization in Amsterdam and a community leader.39.5x33 cm. very fine condition. Framed and matted.

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