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Description: Kikar Lad"n, comments and novellae on the 'small tractates' such as Kalla, Derech Eretz, Medrash Rabbah, on many tractates of the Babylonian Talmud, by Rabbi Chaim Yosef Dovid Azulai, [1724-1806]. , 108-302 leaves. 19.5 cm. The Hebrew title is the initials for Kala, Kavod (Derech Eretz), Rabot, Likutim, Avos D'Rabbi Nosson. Includes comments on Perek Shira, halachic responsa, supplements to his "Shem HaGedolim" on authors and their works and comments on the Yerushalmi Talmud that he copied from the manuscript of Rabbi Menachem de Lonzano, and many others without attributions. This book was printed together with his "Devash L'Fi", and therefore the pagination begins with number 108. The owner name נחום מנחם פרעידמאן on the title page, with the stamp הרב שלמה פריעדמן, מטשורוקוב, תל אביב. The same stamp on the last page. These are the two last Admors of the Chortkov Chassidut, a branch of the Ruzhin chassidut. Original binding with bookmark. Very fine condition. A few aging stains. Only edition.View additional info »
Description: 1. Migdanot Nosson on tractate Shavuot, Makkot and Chulin from R' Elihayu b"r Nosson Burgel. Leghorn, . , 55 leaves. 27 cm. Approbation of Rabbi Nosson Burgel, author's father. Section one of this book, with novellae on Bava Metziah, was printed by the author in 1778 as section two of his father's book "Chok Nosson", Leghorn 1776-8. In the approbation, and leaf 3,a, 6-15,a there are handwritten comments. Many handwritten lines in an Oriental script on the flyleaf and title page. Fine condition. 2. Shem Olam. Tosfei HaRosh for tractates Shavuot and Megilla. Leghorn . , 25 leaves. 27 cm. Tear to the bottom section of leaf 200. The two books were published separately and later bound together, though the author's preface to Migdanot Nosson and his father's approbation mention "Shem Olam". Aging stains on many leaves of both books. Many handwritten lines in an oriental script on the back flyleaf. Fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Commentary on the Torah according to the Ramban, Rabbi Yitzchak Arama, Ralbag, Rabbi Elazar Azkari and others. Divided according to the five "Chumashim" , each "Chumash" with a separate title page. By Rabbi Avraham ben Rabbi Eliezer Lipman Lichtenstein, Rabbi of Proshnitz [Przasnysz]. Warsaw, . Very important commentary. Only edition. Excellent condition. All the sections are bound together. Old, simple binding. The author was the grandson of Rabbi Nosson-brother of the holy brothers Rabbi Elimelech of Lizehensk and Rabbi Zusha of Anipoli. Excellent condition. Stamp of ר' נטע צבי וייס, of Jerusalem.View additional info »
Description: Shev Shemateta that I prepared and researched, Aryeh Leib [Heller] b"r Yosef HaKohen [1745-1812], with comments by HaGaon Baruch Frankel [Teumim, b"r Yehoshua Yechezkel Feivel, 1760-1828]. Lemberg, 1864. , 50, 32 leaves. 25 cm. The preface of Rabbi Zenvil Leib [Shmuel Aryeh Tzahlin] was copied from the first edition [Lemberg, 1804]. It was omitted from most editions. Handwritten on the title page, within a round border: משה סופר ברעזוויטץ. Hebrew and Hungarian stamp on the blank flyleaf: משה סופר אבד"ק טיסא פירערד והגליל יע"א - with this information handwritten within a round border. This refers to Rabbi Moshe b"r Yaakov Shalom Sofer, Rabbi of Szentendre and Tiszafüred, 1841-1917. A section of his book "Maharam Sofer", printed in Tarnow, 1928, was also titled "Shev Shemateta". A number of handwritten glosses. Original binding, lightly blemished. A few aging stains. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Tzror HaChaim. Nine responsa regarding prayer and synagogue customs. Title [and short title page] for each response. By Rabbi Avraham b"r Aryeh Leib [Levenstam], Rabbi of Emden. . , 81,  leaves. 22 cm. Written for the innovators who wished to make changes in these areas. Includes the ruling that it is forbidden to pray with musical accompaniment, with mixed genders, to pray and bless with an uncovered head, to change the prayer text, to switch from an Ashkenazic to Sephardic accent and the reverse, and discusses the obligation to believe in the arrival of the Messiah. The author was rabbi in Mezeritch and Emden. He died in 1839. The book was written as a refutation to Eliezer Lieberman's "Nogeh HaTzedek" and the shu"t "Kinat Ha'emet" that it includes. They both were published in 1818 and advocate the Reform views. Handwritten dedication by the author on the flyleaf: לידידי וחביבי הרבני המופלג? החכם השלם כמה"ו מאיר קריקה מנחה היא שלוחה מאת אוהבו נאמנו דבוק מאח אברהם באאמ"ו הגאון מן אריה ליב זלה"ה. Owner stamp in a number of locations. Leaves [2-3]: list of "Prenumeranten" - people who obligated themselves to purchase the book after its publication. Binding and a number of leaves are detached. Missing its spine. Very fine condition, other than the spine. First edition.View additional info »
Description: Stamp of Admor Rabbi Nosson-Dovid b"r Yerachmiel Zvi Rabinowitz of Biala [1900-1948]. Stamp appears on "Melo HaRoim", sections 1-2, collection of viewpoints of the tanaim and amoraim (section 1) and the 'middos shehaTorah nedreshet bahem' (section two), with the kuntress "shoneh halacho" regarding the designation of halacha on which there are differing opinions, by Rabbi Yaakov Zvi Yules, Warsaw, 1880. , 266, , 267-326 pages. 29 cm. Aging and usage stains on most leaves. Missing spine. The Admor was born in Biala. In 1948, he moved to London where he passed away. He was also known for his tzava'a "Devar Dovid", London 1948.View additional info »
Description: Sheilot V'Teshuvot Mahara"m Rottenberg by Rabbi Meir ben Baruch of Rottenberg. Died . Cremona, . First edition. Printing began in Sivan  and concluded in Cheshvan . 108,  leaves. 20 cm. Antiquated leather binding, detached and disassembled, without spine. A selection of leaves are detached or only loosely connected. Many worming marks, primarily in blank space, aging stains. The bottom blank section of the last leaf is missing, without loss of text. Moderate condition. Owner stamp on title page: .אברהם דוד לאוואוט מ"צ דק"ק ניקאלאייב. Avraham Dovid Lavut was a Chabad chassid who edited a number of Chabad works and authored a number of halacha works. In addition, two stamps indicating that the book was owned by Rabbi Chaim ben HaNetziv Berlin (other solitary stamps like this within the book), and the owner signature איסר יאנאווסקי. About twenty handwritten comments and revision scattered throughout the book.View additional info »
Lot 258: Sha'agat Aryeh. Vienna, 1809. Copy Belonging to the Family of Rabbi Akiva Eiger and the Chatam Sofer
Description: Sha'agat Aryeh by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Ginzburg, av"d Metz [1695-1785]. Vienna, 1809. , 78 [should say: 79] leaves. 36 cm. Original, blemished binding. A few aging stains. Very fine condition, other than the binding. Halachic responsa relating to Shulchan Aruch, Orech Chaim. This is actually the Brunn edition of  with a different title page with the words Vienna, 1809. Prestigious copy. Owner notation on the title page: זה הספר שייך להרבני הקצין הנגיד מוה' יוסף גינז ני' בן הגאון המפורסם מוה' בונם גינז זצ"ל.... With the signature הק' יוסף גינז וויען פה (?). Rabbi Yosef Ginz-Schlensiger was the son of Rabbi Bunim Ginz-Eiger, Rabbi of Matersdorf, brother of Rabbi Moshe Sofer, the Chatam Sofer, ztz"l. He was married to the granddaughter of Rabbi Akiva Eiger. His mother-in-law was the second-wife of the Chatam Sofer, so in addition to his prestigious lineage, he was also the step son-in-law of the Chatam Sofer. He published all of the Chatam Sofer's responsa. Refer to Kinstlicher, "HaChatam Sofer V'Talmidav" p. 184-185. Additional owner stamp: אברהם שמואל בנימין שפיטצער אב"ד דק"ק המבורג יע"א [1872-1934], a disciple of the Shevet Sofer. Refer to Kinstlicher, "HaChatam Sofer V'Talmidav", p. 557.View additional info »
Description: Ketem Paz, elucidation on tractate Avot [with tractate text] by Rabbi Shmuel Freund. Prague, 1870. , 18,  leaves. On the title page: Author's inscription to the 'av"d of Pressburg'. It was signed on Wednesday, 1870, when the Ktav Sofer was Rabbi of Pressburg. He died in . The author was a Prague rabbi who had previously printed books on various tractates of Seder Zeraim and Teharot, the "Ir HaTzedek" commentary on Rabbi Moshe of Coucy's "Sefer Mitzvot HaGadol", a commentary on Proverbs, and more. Only edition. Nice, new binding. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: On two books: "Beit Yaakov" on tractate Eiruvin of Rabbi Yaakov Weiler, av"d Bitscha [?], Hungary, printed in Zolkiew, 1829. Missing the title page. "Zichron Zvi Menachem" of Rabbi Zvi Menachem Meisels, shu"t and novellae on the Talmud, printed in Przemyślany, 1873 with approbations from prominent Torah scholars including Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz. Stamp on the flyleaf of "Beit Yaakov", the title page of "Zichron Zvi Menachem" and the end flyleaf. The books are bound together. Rabbi Meir was the son of Rabbi Yoel, Admor of Shatz, the son-in-law of Rabbi Meir of Pramishlan [1780-1850], Chassidic master.View additional info »
Description: Yafe Mareh. Commentary and novellae on the aggadot of the Talmud Yerushalmi [with the text of the Yerushalmi]. By Rabbi Shmuel Yaffe Ashkenazi. Berlin, [1725-6]. The book was edited by Rabbi Yechiel Michel, the 'chassid', Rabbi of Berlin when the book was published. , 210 leaves. 31.5 cm. Five prominent approbations. The C.D. of the Bibliographic Project lists 212 leaves. This copy contains only 210 leaves, though it is complete. Moreover, the end of the colophon quoted by the Bibliographic Project is featured on leaf 210,b of this copy! Pedigreed copy: Stamps and handwritten notation in a number of locations stating that the book was owned by the Old Beis-Medrash in Vilna. This writing is about 200-250 years old, so it was almost certainly in the Beis Medrash during the life of the Gaon of Vilna. In addition: At the top of the title page: דק'ק בערלין והמדינה מוהר'ר מיכל נר'ו. היום יום ה, ו חשוון תפ"ז לפ"ק. הקטן יהודה לייב בן הרב יואל מינדן יצ"ו. This was written by Rabbi Yehua Leib Minden, author of "Milim leElokah" which was printed in Berlin, . He writes that he received the book from the Rabbi of Berlin, the 'chassid', Rabbi Michel who edited the book. He received the book soon after it was printed,. [The first line of this notation is missing, however, this conjecture is highly probable.] Antiquated, original? Leather binding. Chafed. Minimal aging and usage stains. Tears to leaf 102, affecting solitary letters. Worming holes to a number of concluding leaves. Complete, first edition.View additional info »
Description: Levush Sarad. Issues related to Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah by Rabbi Dovid Shlomo Eibshutz, [1755-1818]. Lemberg, Feige Grossman press. [c. 1850]. 37 , 38-46, , 47-48, 50-102 leaves. 37 cm. Faulty pagination. The C.D. of the Bibliographic Project notes: 102 leaves - without further detail. The author was Rabbi in various communities, including Soroca, Moldavia from where he immigrated to Eretz Yisrael and died in Safed. Original, nice, colored-leather binding. Lightly rubbed. Many worming marks, with minimal blemish to words. Aging stains. Significant copy: Lengthy, prestigious glosses in a number of locations. The first edition of this book received approbations from Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov, Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Apte and Rabbi Chaim b" Shlomo of Chernowitz, all Chassidic Masters.View additional info »
Description: Shu"t Sheirit Yosef that was utilized by the Chatam Sofer, Rabbi of the Diaspora. Notation at the top of the title page, apparently written by his grandson Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner, Rabbi of Klausenburg: "...אני בחתימתי אעיד על זה הספר שו"ת שארית יוסף...הכרוך עם 'צמח דוד' שייכים לה'ה אדמ'ו הגאה'ג המפורסם בכל קצוי ארץ גברא קדישא ופרישא כבוד קדושת שמו תהילתו מהר'ם סופר מק'ק פפ'ד (פרנקפורט דמיין) יע'א אב'ד ור'מ פה ק'ק פ'ב (פרעשבורג) יע'א" (I personally testify that the book Shu"t Sheirit Yosef that is bound with Tzemach Dovid belong to ... .. Maharam Sofer of Frankfurt..... av"d in Pressburg). Followed by an indistinct, initialed signature. Since the term 'ztz"l' has not been placed after the Chatam Sofer's name, it could be theorized that the note was written while he was still alive. The notation was written on an antiquated piece of paper and pasted to the top of the title page - original gluing from the era. Written on the title page: " זה הספר שייך להרב אמו'ר הגאון הצדיק אשכול הכופר משפחת החתם סופר. אין גומרים עליו את ההלל הוא האיש מו'ה משה שמואל גלאזנער אב? פה ק"ב (קלויזענבורג) והמדינה". (This book belongs to Rabbi...HaGaon from the family of the Chatam Sofer....Moshe Shmuel Glasner, Klausenberg) Rabbi Glasner, a grandson of the Chatam Sofer, was the Rabbi of Klausenburg for about 50 years. If he was the one who wrote the words at the top of the title page, attesting that the book belonged to his grandfather the Chatam Sofer, then it was written after the death of the Chatam Sofer, but without the 'blessing of the dead'. However, the absence of this phrase could indicate that the notation was written by someone else, a generation earlier. Valuable, historic book, that was used by the Chatam Sofer himself! The binding is partially detached. Missing a number of leaves at the middle and conclusion of the book. Moderate condition.View additional info »
Description: HaLevushim. Prague, . By Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, the 'Ba'al HaLevushim'. Regarding the laws in the Tur, Orech Chaim andYoreh Deah. Prague, . First edition. These books belonged to a number of generations of the distinguished Teumim family: The first and second title page bear owner notes in chronological order: Rabbi Aharon Darshan Teumim - Rabbi of Prague around the time the book was printed, and then Rabbi of Krakow. He died in sanctification of G-d's name in Av, . He was a prolific author of "Mateh Aharon", "Bigdei Aharon", and "Choshen Aharon". The title page notes many titles, such as 'genius', 'righteous person' etc. Rabbi Aharon himself signed at the top of the title page, but his signature has been erased -it can still be read and positively identified. Following his name, are the names of the rabbis: Aharon ben Yehuda Leib Teumim, Rabbi of Friedrich, Switzerland (died c. 1720), and his grandson Yosef ben Zussman Teumim. Wonder stories abound about Rabbi Aharon Darshan Teumim. Modern, magnificent leather binding. Missing solitary leaves in the index at the end and in the middle, marginal blemishes and worming holes (primarily to leaves 205-241). Light blemish to the text. Aging stains. Moderate - fine condition.View additional info »
Lot 265: Chibat Yerushalayim. Jerusalem, . Magnificent Copy with Glosses by Rabbi Yaakov Antebi, av"d Damascus
Description: Chibat Yerushalayim, regarding the boundaries of the Holy Land, burial places of righteous people and its historic sites by Rabbi Chaim Horowitz. Jerusalem, Yisrael Bak press, . This was the personal copy of Rabbi Yaakov Antebi, av"d Damascus. , 60 leaves. 21 cm. Magnificent copy: Original leather binding with gold decorations. Very fine condition. The Damascus Blood Libel took place a few years before this book was printed. Rabbi Yaakov Antebi, Rabbi of Damascus, was imprisoned during the episode and harshly tortured. Sir Moses Montefiore traveled to Damascus to facilitate his release. The story is related in length in this book and is the most reliable source of information about the libel. Rabbi Yaakov Antebi wrote the preface and approbation for the book. This copy was given to Rabbi Yaakov, and he signed his name and added glosses to the story in his own hand. His comment on page 56 is particularly significant, as he adds historic dates to the story. His ownership was the reason behind the magnificent binding.View additional info »
Description: Zohar on the Torah, section 4. Numbers. With the Mikdash Melech and Hadrat Melech commentary of Rabbi Shalom Buzaglo. Leghorn, . This copy is adorned with many glosses written by Rabbi Yitzchak Bokobza, who signed his name אב"ילחם. He was born in Gabes, Tunisia to Gavriel Kamus in . He was a dayan and moreh tzedek in Moknine for 18 years, Gabes for 5 years, and then rabbi and av"d in Tripoli, Lebanon. He died in . In 1992, "Ginzei Bracha" was printed with his novellae, commentary and comments on the Zohar, Genesis, parshiot Toldot-Vayichi. , 117 - 259, 8, 12 leaves. 28 cm. This is part of a 5-volume set that was printed in 1858-9. It was printed according to the Leghorn edition of 1851-2, with the addition of the complete 'Hadrat Melech' commentary. Comments of Rabbi Moshe Zacuto and the Chid"a [Rabbi Chaim Yosef Azulai] and many others. With references to sources from Tanach and the Zohar itself. Owner notation at the top of leaf 117,a. Original, used, detached binding. The book is broken into three sections. Leaves 117-8, 201-2, 205-7, 209-210, 213-14 are detached. Tears in a number of locations with minimal loss of text. Aging stains. Moderate condition.View additional info »
Lot 267: Medrash Raba. Owned by The Admo"r of Sulitza and Szászrégen, Rabbi Yisrael Yaakov Yeshurin Rubin.
Description: Medrash Raba on the Pentateuch and five megillot with 15 commentaries and other supplements. Section one: Genesis. Vilna, 1911. 414 pages. 39 cm. Two title pages, the second one detailed. The flyleaf and second title page bear a stamp, and the two title pages bear notations and signatures of Rabbi Yisrael Yaakov Yeshurun Rubin, Admor of Sulitza and Szászrégen. He was born in  and died in the Holocaust in . He was the eldest son of Rabbi Baruch Rubin, av"d of Brezdovitz and Admor of Szamosújvár, Transylvania, Romania. He was the son-in-law of Rabbi Mordechai Yosef Moskowitz [b"r Yoel, Admo"r of Shatz], Admo"r of Sulitza, Moldavia. In 1913 he moved to Szászrégen, Transylvania. He writes 'here in Szaszregen' while using the term shlit"a by the name of his father who died in 1936. This indicates that this notation was written sometime between 1913 and 1936. The bindings and first two leaves are detached. Missing solitary leaves until page 17. The title page, the following leaf, and page 13-14 are torn and partially blemished. Many aging stains. Poor condition.View additional info »
Lot 268: Tur Choshen Mishpat. Copy Owned by the Admor of Sanz-Klausenberg - Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Halberstam.
Description: Tur Choshen Mishpat, authored by Yaakov ben Rabbeinu Asher, section 2 [book 1-2, simanim 176-426]. Vilna, 1900. The second title page bears the stamps of Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Halberstam, Admor of Sanz-Klausenberg [1905-1994]. He was born in Rudnik, Galicia. His father, the rabbi of the city, was the son of Rabbi Baruch, Admor of Gorlitz, the son of Rabbi Chaim Halberstam. He lost his wife and eleven children in the Holocaust, but established a new family and the Sanz chassidut in the United States and Israel. He established two Sanz communities - in Netanya and Jerusalem. He moved to the United States in 1947 and made aliya in 1960. , 221: , 108,  leaf. 39 cm. Blemished, detached binding. Detached from leaf 105. Moderate condition.View additional info »
Description: Owner stamp of Rabbi Yisrael Abuchatzeira, the 'Baba Sali' on the "Ein Yaakov", section 4, by Rabbi Yaakov Ibn Chaviv [1445-1516], Vilna, the Widow and Brothers Romm [c. 1880]. In addition, Yechiel Iluz wrote: את הספר קיבלתי מאת כבוד האדמו"ר עט"ר רבי ישראל אביחצירא נר"ו...בעת שהייתי אצ'...חשון תשכ"ד [I received this book from the Admor..Rabbi Yisrael Abuchatzeira...when I was by him...Cheshvan, 1964]. Owner signature of ע"ה אברהם אביחצירא הי"ו [Rabbi Yisrael's uncle]. , 292, 264 pages. 18 cm. Section 4 - Sanhedrin, section 5 on Makot-Oktzin. The C.D. of the Bibliographic Project lists both as 'section 4', however, there is a note at the end: 'this concludes the fifth and last section'. Original, rubbed, loose binding. Worming holes, tears. A few detached leaves. Poor condition.View additional info »
Description: On his 'Halichot Olam, Ha'arot and Heiarot on Ha'Sefer Ha'Ben Ish Chai'. Section 6. Jerusalem, 2001. Rabbi Ovadya Yosef is the most prominent Sephardic posek of our times.[b. 1920 in Baghdad]. He inscribed this book to Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri, who was the most prominent kabalist of recent times. He was born in Bagdad and lived [1902-2006].View additional info »
Description: 1. Olelot Efraim. Homilies on the Torah by Rabbi Shlomo Efraim Lunchitz. Lemberg, 1859. , 4,  leaves. 22 cm. Title page bears the stamp of Rabbi Avraham Aryeh Leib Rosen, av"d Moineşti. Two glosses on leaf . Aging stains. New, half-binding. Very fine condition. 2. Kad HaKemach. Homilies by Rabbi Bachya b"r Asher, disciple of the Rashba, a Rishon. With the 'Shulchan shel Arba' with laws related to eating. Lemberg, 1872. , 130 leaves. 21 cm. Signature on title page: הק[טן] רפאל במוהר"ם שצ"ל דומ"ץ. This is Rabbi Refael Zilberman, Rabbi of Safed from 1872 through 1878. Tears in the title page and following leaf. 3. Hafla'a. Novella and elucidations on the Talmud and Shulchan Aruch by Rabbi Pinchas Halevi Horowitz. Sections 1-3. Vilna, 1900. Signatures of Rabbi Eliezer Tzvi Levitan of Slobodka. He was a Rosh Yeshiva there, and his stepson, Avraham Netanel Hakohen, was editor of the 'Kol Yaakov' journal. Section 3 was misbound at the beginning of the volume, and leaf 8b bears 2 glosses. 4. Chidushei HaMeiri on tractate Sukka. Warsaw, . , 5-138 pages. 22 cm. Notation on title page: לה"ו יוד אלול תרפ"ח...יצחק אריאליץ The flyleaf bears the stamp יצחק אריאלי ירושלים. מח"ס עינים למשפט Rabbi I. Arieli Jerusalem". 5. Olilot Efraim. See number 1 for description. Przemysl, 1928. 178:176,  page. 22 cm. Three (identical) stamps of Rabbi Ahron Zvi Brisk, av"d Tashka? and Tuşnad. On the beginning and end flyleafs: אהרן צבי בריסק אבדק"ק טשעקא. Inscription on the flyleaf to the Rabbi by Rabbi Pesach Basch of Dej, in honor of Brisk's wedding in 1940. Along with the signature of his brother, Rabbi Yehuda Brisk. In pencil. Varied condition: Moderate - very fine.View additional info »
Description: Sha'arei Dimah. Philosophical homilies regarding the vicissitudes of life, death of righteous people and the destruction of the Holy Temple, including a commentary on Lamentations, by Rabbi Moshe Albelda. Venice, . Only edition. , 140 leaves. 20 cm. Nice copy. Very fine condition. The title page and first leaves are slightly stained. Nice, modern binding. Censor signature. Owner signatures. The book was once in the library of a member of the Provencal family, a noted Italian Rabbinic familyView additional info »
Lot 273: Responsa of Rabbi Nissim of Girundi (Ran). Cremona, Vincenzo Conti, . Marginal Glosses.
Description: Responsa of Rabbi Nissim of Girundi (Ran). Cremona, Vincenzo Conti, . , 76 leaves. 20 cm. Original, leather binding. Stains, primarily to the first leaves. Light blemish to the second leaf. Fine condition. Much marginalia in an Italian hand. A few owner signatures.View additional info »
Lot 274: Sefer Rav Mordechai with "Simanei Mordechai". Riva de Trento, . Pedigreed Copy. Belonged to Rabbi Shimon Wolf Oppenheim, Prominent Ashkenazic Sage
Description: Rav Mordechai. Halachic responsa by Rabbi Mordechai ben Hillel HaKohen, disciple of the Mahara"m of Rottenberg, with sources and explanations of all his rulings. Printed by the Gaon Rabbi Yosef Ottolenghi. Riva de Trento, . 150, 153-192 , 45 leaves. 29 cm. Important edition of the "Mordechai". Leaves 21-28 are reproductions and leaves 33 and 36 are missing. Separate title page for the 45 concluding leaves: "Simanei Mordechai" with indexes and sources for the halachot in the book. Attributed to Rabbi Mordechai Ottloneghi. Thin, worming marks and a few aging stains to the first and last leaves. Old, leather binding. Owner signature from the Oppenheim family, with a close connection to the Maharam of Rottenberg. Prestigious signature: Shimon Wolf Oppenheim, Ashkenazic sage, Rabbi of Worms in 1626. Otzar HaRabbanim 19951. Rabbi Shimon Wolf Oppenheim sent Rabbi Yom Tov Heller, the Tosfot Yom Tov, Torah novella that he found in Worms from Rabbi Meir Rottenberg [the Maharam of Rottenberg], on Mishnayot Teharot. He added his own novellae. In his preface to his commentary on Seder Teharot, Rabbi Yom Tov Heller thanks Rabbi Shimon Wolf Oppenheim from Worms and notes that he inserted the novellae of the Maharam of Rottenberg and of Rabbi Shimon Wolf into his Tosfot Yom Tov commentary, with their names next to their words. Additional signature from the family . "שניאור זיסקינד בן שמואל אופנהיים מוורמייזא" (and more signatures). Exceptionally important.View additional info »
Description: Dikdukei Rashi. Elucidation of Rashi's commentary on the Torah by an unknown author. Riva de Trento, . Particularly nice copy. Wide margins. Aging stains. Owner signatures and several glosses in an Ashkenazic hand, written soon after the book's publication. Rabbi Yosef Ottolenghi printed his Sefer HaMizrachi in Riva de Trento around the same time. His work also explains Rashi's commentary on the Torah. Some theorize that Rabbi Yosef authored this second book as he was printing his first work. [Refer to the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project.] 48 leaves. 21 cm. The bottom, blank section of the title page has been reconditioned.View additional info »
Description: Mekor Chaim. Elucidation on the Torah by Rabbi Shmuel Zarza - Shmuel Ibn Seneh. Mantua . Only edition. Treatise regarding the Ibn Ezra's elucidations of Biblical verses, and taamei hamitzvots according to all of Maimonides' works - primarily in Moreh Nevuchim. 130 leaves. 29 cm. Very fine condition. A few aging stains on the title page. Modern, leather binding. Illustrious rabbinical signature: Menashe Padua. He was a prominent, Italian Rabbi who lived in Leghorn in the 18th century. In Iyar , he signed together with other Italian Rabbis], alongside the Chida and others. His name also appears on many approbations alongside Rabbi Yaakov Nunes Weiss and others. When he was older, in , he approved (with others) the printing of the Zohar in Leghorn. >> There was another Rabbi of Modena with the same name, from an earlier period. His full name is MenasheYehoshua ben Rabbi Yehuda Matzliach Padua. His name appears on tens of approbations in books printed in Italy. He gave an approbation to the "Pachad Yitzchak" and "Peirot Ginosar" of Rabbi Chaim ben Atar in ," Shoshanim L'Dovid" [Fardo], and others.View additional info »
Lot 277: Milchemet Hashem. Ralbag. Riva, . Many Marginal Glosses in an Early Hand. Impressive Copy.
Description: Treatise regarding the tenets of faith and the philosophy of the Jewish religion. By Rabbi Levi ben Gershon (Ralbag). Riva, . 75 leaves. 30 cm. Illustrated title page with the emblem of Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo, governor of the village Riva and patron of its printing press. First edition. >> Many marginal glosses in the first half of the book, in an Italian hand from the 16 -17th century. Very fine condition. Especially wide margins. Slight blemish to the title page. Modern half-leather binding. Censor signaturesView additional info »
Lot 278: Nechpa B'Kessef. Jerusalem. Israel Bak Press. . Impressive Copy. Prestigious Dedication.
Description: Prei M'Pri V'Sefer Nechpa B'Kessef. Jerusalem, . Israel Bak press. One of the first books printed in Jerusalem. The two books were originally printed together. Authored by Rabbi Yona Navon [author of "Get Mekushar"]. Preface and supplements by his grandson, Rabbi Binyamin Mordechai Navon. This is the author's second work. His first work was printed in Constantinople about one hundred years earlier . "Pri M'Pri" is featured on leaves 1-36. It features the laws of Passover, ritual slaughter and salting. Novellae on the words of Rabbi Chezkiya Silva in his "Pri Chadash" and Rabbi Chaim Ben Atar's "Peirot Ginosar" and "Ohr HaChaim". "Nechpa B'Kessef" is featured on pages 36 through 132. Responsa on the Arba Turim. With the rulings of Rabbi Efraim Navon, Rabbi Yona Moshe Navon and Rabbi Binyamin Mordechai Navon. 30 cm. , 132 leaves. Excellent condition. Aging stains. Thick, quality paper. Two columns on each page. Small tear in the title page, reinforced with tape. Aging stains on the last pages, not affecting text. Entirely complete. Modern, red binding. Prominent inscription on the title page in the hand of Rabbi Daniel Alkalai, kabalist in the Beit El Yeshiva. He gave an approbation to the kabalistic work of the Rashash - Rabbi Shalom Sharabi, "Divrei Shalom" that was printed by Israel Bak the same year, . He was a nephew of Rabbi Avraham Alkalai author of "Zechor l'Avraham". He helped Israel Bak found the first press in Eretz Yisrael and edited the first Hebrew book in Jerusalem - "Avodat HaKodesh" of the Chida. He passed away on the 5th of Kislev, . Refer to: Gellis, "Encyclopedia", section 1; and Ohr HaShemesh regarding the kabalists of Bet E-l, for more information regarding this kabalist. Lengthy inscription in his hand and with his signature. Halevi 13.View additional info »
Description: Ein Yaakov. Collection of all aggadot and midrashim scattered through the Talmud with Rashi's commentary and more. "Chiddushei Kohelet Shlomo" by Rabbi Shlomo Yekusiel Zalman ben Yaakov of Gluga, "Chidushei Rabbi Yeshayahu Pinto" and more. Many supplements and corrections. Section 3 (Bava Kama - Uktzin). Slavuta, 1835. 300 leaves. 23 cm. Many kabalistic glosses in a Sephardic hand. Cracked spine. Light-blue paper. Leaves 5-7 are creased. Worming holes on a small minority of leaves, occasionally blemishing one or two words. Fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Talmud Yerushalmi with commentaries, sources, "Ein Mishpat" of the Rambam, Sma"g, and Shulchan Aruch, by brothers-in-law Rabbi Yosef Shaul Notenhausen and Rabbi Mordechai Zev Itinga of Lemberg, with many of their own comments and novellae. [Volume 1-4]. Zhitomir, 1860-1867. 38 cm. [Volume 1]: Zeraim. 325 leaves. [Volume 2]: Moed. 429 leaves. [Volume 3]: Nashim. 372 leaves. [Volume 4: Nezikin and Nida]: 218 leaves. The "Pnei Moshe" and "Mareh HaPanim" commentaries for Zeraim and Moed were printed for the first time from manuscript. The commentary of Rabbi Eliezer Azikri [author of the "Sefer Charedim"] on tractate Berachot, was printed here for the first time from manuscript. Stamp on the title page of Seder Zeraim: יוסף בהגאון מוהר"י [יצחק] אייזיק חבר, and in a foreign language: Chaver, Rabbi of Jedwabne. He passed away in 1873. He was the author of "Sha'ar Yosef", was also av"d in Knyszyn, was the son of the aforementioned Rabbi of Suwalki and more and authored eight works. Gloss on "Orlah" 9,a and "Bikurim" 6,a, and at the end of Seder Moed. The entire Seder Moed is in one volume, and not the two mentioned by the Bibliographic Project. The title page, (1823) of section 2 of Moed in volume 3 of the C.D. is missing. Two tractates were bound in a different order. Regarding this edition, its versions and commentaries, refer to: Yisacher Tamar, "Alei Tamar", Zeraim section 1, Tel Aviv, 1979, preface p. 8. Blemished blinding to Seder Nashim, partially cracked. Binding of Nezikin is detached. Fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Arugat HaBosem. Chidushei Aggada on the Torah by Moshe b"r Amram Greenwald. Chust, . 2 sections. , 252, 263-274: , 184 leaves. 24 cm. First edition. The author was the Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva in four communities, including Chust. Section 2 bears eleven, handwritten comments by kabalist, Rabbi Yitzchak Weingarten. Owner stamp in a number of locations. Small worming blemishes and aging stains on a few leaves. Only one blemish to section one: Leaf 37,a: a few lines on the bottom left were erased and it was slightly torn, blemishing a few words. Fine condition.View additional info »
Description: 1. Zecher Nosson. By Rabbi Nachman Nosson Korneal, of Amsterdam, now in Jerusalem [1810-1890]. Sections 1-2. Vienna, . XII pages, 135, leaf. 22 cm. The flyleaf bears an inscription from the author to Eliezer Dovid Katz, in honor of his wedding in Jerusalem, 1875. 2. Nefesh Tova by Rabbi Pinchas Naftali Yerushalmi. Copied by his son and disciple, Rabbi Avraham Yekusiel Schwartz, sofer in Chust. M.-Sighet, 1888. , 3-136,  leaves. 24 cm. Inscription on title page by the author's son to "the prestigious bachur, Chaim Stern, 1896'. Nice and poetic. Two approbations. Leaf 136 is almost completely detached. 3. Beur Moshe. Three books by Rabbi Moshe Nachum Yerushalmski, once the av"d in Kaminka and now in Ostralenka [1855-1916]. Warsaw, 1901. 283,  page. 34 cm. Handwritten notations on the last title page, (one very lengthy). Light tear on the title page, not affecting text. 4. Kol HaRama"z by Rabbi Mordechai Ze'ev b"r Yissacher Ber, rav"d in Dorhovitch. Sanik, 1912. Handwritten נכדו הכותב בשמו פנחס [ב"ר חיים] הירשפרונג דוקלא [1912-1998], this was the noted av"d of Montreal, Canada]. Not bound. Torn, but completely legible, title page. Leaves , 43-44 are detached. 5. Amudei Gola. Sm"k by Rabbi Yitzchak b'r Yosef of Corbeil, a Rishon. Section one. Jerusalem, 1960. 16, 252 pages. 30 cm. Typewritten inscription from Shapira to Rabbi Ahron Zvi Taub, Rabbi of Kriyat Amal, near Haifa and then Bnei Brak. The books are in fine-very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Signature of Admor Zvi Hirsh Friedman of Liske, founder of the Lisker chassidut [1808-1874], on "Kehilat Yaakov", by Rabbi Yisrael Yaakov Algazi. Lemberg, 1862. His signature at the top of the title page: הק' צבי הירש הרב מליסקא Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Friedman was the founder of the Liske chassidut and a leader of the Chassidic movement in 19th century, Hungary. He was born in Ujhely in northeastern Hungary to Sara and Rabbi Aharon Frishman. He was orphaned of his father at a young age. He studied by Rabbi Avraham of Dembiz and Rabbi Hirsh of Bonihad, and was known as a genius at a young age. He spent years in the court of Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, author of the "Yismach Moshe', and visited other tzaddikim including Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin, Rabbi Meir Permishlan, Rabbi Shalom of Belz and Rabbi Chaim of Sanz. He changed his surname, Frishman, to Friedman to evade the draft. He was chosen to lead Liske through the recommendation of his rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum. Thousands of chassidim from throughout Hungary and neighboring countries streamed to him to receive his counsel and blessings. After the death of the Yismach Moshe, the Lisker chassidiut became one of the most prominent ones in Hungary. Rabbi Zvi Hirsch was a rebbe of Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner of Kerestir [1851-1925], known for his wonders. The flyleaf has additional handwritten testimony that the book belonged to the Rabbi of Tolcsva [for 50 years], Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Glick [1826-1909], with copious praise for Rabbi Glick.View additional info »
Lot 284: Seder Eliyahu Rabba V'Zuta. Constantinople, . Signature of the "Chessed L'Avraham", Rabbi Avraham Yissacher Ber HaKohen Rabinowitz, the Admor of Radmosk.
Description: Seder Eliyahu Raba and Zuta. Halachic back and forth regarding agunot and 15 responsa regarding Even HaEzer, most on related subjects, by Rabbi Eliyahu Elfandri [1670-1717]. Constantinople, . , 132: 59,  leaves. 29 cm. Handwritten on the title page: לה' הארץ ומלואה אברהם ישכר הכהן רבנוויטץ , 1843-1892. This was the second Admor of the Radomsk Chassidut. He was born in Radomsk, Poland and became Admor after the death of his father, the Tiferet Shlomo', Rabbi Shlomo b"r Dov Zvi HaKohen Rabinowitz. His "Chessed L'Avraham" is a fundamental, comprehensive work on chassidut. Over the generations, it is still one of the most prominent works in Chassidic history. The book has a few stamps of his son, the "Knesset Yechezkel", Rabbi Yechezkel [1862-1910], av"d in עיר שדה, and then in Radomsk after the death of his father. Both stamps on the title page, and one on the following leaf, state: יחזקאקל הכהן ראבינאוויטץ אב"ד [?] שדה חדש Leaf 57,a bears his stamp from after his father's death: יחזקאל הכהן ראבינאוויטץ בהה"ק מראדמסק. 2 kvitlach between leaves 6-7, these notes with peoples' names were given to tzaddikim so that they could be blessed. Modern, half-leather binding. Tear in the blank margin, on the bottom of the title page. Light blemish to the border. Restored tear in the corner of the page after the title. Minimal aging stains. Light crease to leaves 4-15 of the second pagination. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: 1. Chayei Adam V'Nishmat Adam. Sections 1-2. Lemberg, . Stamp and signatures from the Paneth family of Hungary. 2. Tur Even HaEzer. Section 5. Koenigsberg, 1863. Stamps of Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Yeshurin Rubin. Lenghty, slightly blurred comment on leaf 31,a. 3. 7 books bound together. Stamp on flyleaf (Latin letters) of Rabbi Meir Shapira, founder of the Daf Yomi. Also in Hebrew, slightly erased, הרב הגדול מאיר שפירא מגלוני אנו and the stamp of the בית עקד ספרים בישיבת חכמי לובלין. 4. Baruch Taa'm. Warsaw, 1925. Very rare edition. Not in the National Library. Stamp of Rabbi Nachman Kahana אדיוליא-קרליסבורג in a few locations andnotation and signature on the flyleaf. The title page notes tha the bought the book in 1935. This was the son of Rabbi Zvi Hirs, Rabbi of Spinka. Refer to the Hebrew catalog entry for full details about each book and signatures.View additional info »
Lot 286: Ohr Chachamim. Frankfurt on the Oder, . Personal Copy of Rabbi Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik.
Description: Ohr Chachamim. Section 1. Laws on a few tractates, and a little of chidushei aggadot called "Lev Chachmim" by Rabbi Binyamin Katzenelenbogen. Frankfurt on the Oder, [. , 55: 10 leaves. 32 cm. The C.D. of the Bibliographic Project lists 14, , 15-18,  leaf after the first pagination - these are not included here. It also lists that of these leaves, 1,3, and  were added after the printing. It is possible that all the leaves missing from this copy were added after the printing. If so, this copy is only missing the 2nd page at the beginning. Leaf 9 is misbound after leaf 10. 10 leaves: Lev Chachmim. Tear to leaf 48. Aging stains. Moderate condition. The binding and flyleaves bear ancient, handwritten notes that the book belongs to the noted sage, Rabbi Yosef Dov Halevi Soloveichik, Rosh Yeshiva and av"d of Brisk and Lithuania, [1820-1892]. He was the leader of the Brisk dynasty. The notes were apparently written by a family member. Owner stamp on the title page, leaves 10b and 50b.View additional info »
Description: Derech Pikudecha. Munkacs, 1894. The 613 commandments of the Torah. Clarification of all negative and positive commandments, all sections, details and minutiae in thought, speech and action by Admor Tzvi Elimelech Shapira of Dinov, Munkacs. 1894. 127,  leaves. 22 cm. Only 58 commandments discussed. The back of the title page bears a signed sale contract between Meshulam Shapira, scion of the author, with the publisher Shimon Nemis of Munkacs. Shapira transfers all of his right to the book to Nemis, dated Nissan 1894. With the HaMeasef Torah journal edited by Rabbi Ben Zion Avraham Cuenca, Second Year, 1897, printed in Jerusalem. "Prominent Rabbis and Torah scholars from Eretz Yisrael and foreign countries contributed to this volume". The title page of Derech Pikudecha bears a note from Avraham Dovid HaKohen of Plonsk. He contributed to this HaMeasef, issue 22, siman 93, leaf 84,b-86. With a lengthy note about his prestigious genealogy, traced back to the Maharal of Prague. He also contributed to issue 49, siman 212, leaf 135,b-136, without his genealogy. Missing spine. Leaf 182,a; handwritten comment. Fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Tikun Leil Shavuot V'Hoshana Rabba, Zhitomir, 1866. According to the Shl"a and Kavanot HaSheimot, the 613 mitzvot according to the Rambam and "Mitzvot Hashem" of Rabbi Baruch Halperin, and a list of mitzvot in alphabetical order. Zhitomir, 1866. 332 pages. 21 cm. Missing the 4 last pages.The first edition in this format was printed in Slavuta, 1827. Short marginal explanations on the sections of Mishnayot and Sefer HaYetzira, including Yiddish translations of the words. The Tikun of Hoshana Rabba includes Deuteronomy with Onkelos on the last parsha and its haftora, the "Yehi Ratzon" prayer recited after completing the book of Psalms, passage from the "Zohar" and "Akadamut". Aging stains. Excellent condition. Rare. Not in the National Library.View additional info »
Description: Tana Divei Eliyahu. Shanghai, . "Ramasayim Tzofim" - commentary on the Tana Divei Eliyahu [with the text of the medrash], authored by Rabbi Shmuel of Shinova, Av"d of Brak, Shedlits, and then Banshalock. Based on the words of the Chassidic masters, directly from them or their works. Section 1-2, Shanghai, "Mefitzei Ha'Ohr", . 248:120 pages. 22 cm. Reproduction of the first edition, Warsaw, 1881. Includes the "Yeshuot Yaakov" commentary by Rabbi Yaakov b"r Naftali of Brodye, that was first published in Venice . Refer to: Mordechai Margolit, "L'Bayat Kadmuto shel Sefer Seder Eliyahu", Sefer Asaf, Jerusalem 1953, p. 370-390. The title page notes: Published by "Mefitzei Ohr" of Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin by Yitzchak Menachem Tepele ben .. Yisrael Yaakov gav"d Sarnova, in memory of his parents.. New binding. Good condition.View additional info »
Description: Bikurei Avi"v on the order of the Parshiot, from the holy manuscript of Yaakov Aryeh [Gutterman] of Radzymin [1792-1874]. Printed and published with the assistance of Yechiel Meir Morgenstern of Lomza [authored the preface]. Section 1. Piotrkow, 1936. 93, 6,  page. 24 cm. On Genesis - Leviticus. Segula from Moshe Rabbeinu on the last page. The author was a prominent disciple of Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa, a leader of chassidut. Four approbations, including ones from Rabbi Yitzchak Menachem Mendel [Danziger], Admor of Alexander; Rabbi Dovid Bornstein, Admor of Sochotchov; Rabbi Yitzchak Zelig [Morgenstern], Admor of Sokolov. Interesting stories about Chassidic Masters in the preface. Blemished binding. A few leaves are detached.View additional info »
Description: V'Haya Bracha on mishnayot Berachot and Tosefta by Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Shapira av"d Dinov [1783-1841]. Published by his grandson, Meir Meshulem of Lancut. Section 1. Przemysl, 1875. , 37 leaves. 29 cm. His novellae on the entire tractate Berachot [section 2 of this book] were published in 1876 under the title "Maggid Taluma". His commentary on Mishnayot sedarim Moed-Kadshim were printed there in 1897 under the title "Beracha Meshuleshet" with prominent approbations from Rabbi Chaim Halberstam [Patriarch of the Sanz chassidut]; Rabbi Yosef Shaul Halevi Notenhausen, av"d of Lemberg; and Rabbi Yitzchak Shmelkes. The author was a prominent Torah scholar and Chassidic master. He was a disciple of the Chozeh of Lublin, the Maggid of Kosnitz and Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Riminov, and founder of the Dinov dynasty. His "Bnei Yissacher, with sermons for Shabbat and holidays, is very popular.View additional info »
Description: Milei D'Hespida, relating the greatness of Admor Rabbi Yissacher Dov [b"r Yehoshua] Rokeach, av"d of Belz. [Born 1854] and died MarCheshvan . Also lauds the Torah leaders, their polices and influence on their generation along with their opposition to all innovations in Jewish customs, by Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Shapiro [c. 1870-1940]. 15 leaves. 24 cm. The author notes his prestigious Chassidic genealogy on the title page. The aforementioned Admor was the third leader of the Belz dynasty. Original binding. Very fine condition. Only edition.View additional info »
Description: Tzemach Tzaddik, section two. Essays from Admor Menachem Mendel of Vishnitz son of Chaim Kossov [1830-1884]. Lemberg, 1892. 59 leaves. 23 cm. Chassidic Divrei Torah. Authored by the third Admor of the Vishnitz-Kossov dynasty. He was the son-in-law of Admor Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhin, patriarch of the Ruzhin dynasty [1796-1850]. An edition with 3 sections was published in Czernowitz in , section one on Genesis-Exodus, section two on Leviticus-Deuteronomy and section three on months, holidays and likutim. Here is section two. This is a very rare edition that is not in the National Library or listed by the C.D. of the Bibliographic Project. It is mentioned in Friedberg's "Beit Eked Sefarim". Stamp of one of the current Vishnitz Admors on the title page and in four other locations: Rabbi Menachem Mendel ben Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager. Handwritten glosses. Rebound. Aging stains. Fine-very fine condition.View additional info »
Lot 294: Three Chassidic Works. "Tiferet Yisrael" by Rabbi Yisrael Friedman, Founder of the Ruzhin Dynasty. "Noam HaLevavot" and "Igrot Shomrei Emunim" by Rabbi Aharon Roth, founder of the Toldot Aharon and Shomrei Emunim Chassidut in Jerusalem
Description: 1. Tiferet Yisrael. Sweet essays and holy stories about the Admor Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin. Jerusalem, . , 60 pages. 15 cm. 2. Noam HaLevavot. Advice and instruction for serving Hashem, regarding belief, happiness, repentance, prayer and other character traits, in poem and prose, with the "Hitragshut HaNefesh" essay from the author of the "Shulchan HaTahor" [Rabbi Aharon Roth]. Satu Mare [Satmar], 1934. 46 leaves. 16 cm. 3. Iggrot Shomrei Emunim. 52 letters to his disciples and friends with support and advice for serving Hashem and mussar. Jerusalem, . , 2-77,  leaf. 17 cm. The author was born in Ungvar, Slovakia and died in Jerusalem, he immigrated in . Soft cover. Additional title page on the right binding with a tear on the bottom left, affecting solitary letters.View additional info »
Description: Ohr HaGanuz by Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaKohen of Anapoli. Sections 1-2. Lemberg,  First edition! Section 1: Treatise on the Torah. , 12:84 leaves. 26 cm. Section two, with a separate, abridged title page: Sefer V'Zot L'Yehuda, section two of the Ohr HaGanuz, on Mishnayot, with remez and sod. 1866. 33 leaves. On 24 chapters of mishnayot from various tractates. Prestigious approbations: Rabbi Mordechai b"r Menachem Nachum [Twersky] - Admor of Chernobyl [son of the dynasty's founder], 1834, and his sons: Avraham - Admor of Turisk: Rabbi Dovid - Admor of Talne: Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak, grandson of Rabbi Mordechai Admor of Makarov, their approbations from 1862-6: Rabbi Chaim Halberstam (founder of the Sanz dynasty): Rabbi Yitzchak Meir [Alter, the 'Chidushei HaRim] of Gur and Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, the Tzemach Tzedek, and his five sons. With bookmark. Solitary aging and usage stains. Fine condition. First edition. The others are all reproductions of this edition. (Stefansky Chassidut, 21).View additional info »
Description: Divrei Yechezkel on the Torah and holidays from his own holy glosses on the Medrash Tana Dvei Eliyahu, Mishnayot, Shas and Shulchan Aruch and other Sefarim, and some Shu"t from Admor Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam, av"d in a number of communities, and Shinov. [1851-1898]. Podgorze near Krakow, 1901. First edition. 88 pages. 23 cm. The author was the son of the founder of the Sanz chassidut, Rabbi Chaim Halberstam and was known as the Admor of Shinov. Bound with "Dvar Shmuel" by Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Mendelson, Krotoschin, . Articles and sermons. The first edition was published in 1840 and 1855. It was reprinted from page 1-48 with two approbation letters, from Rabbi Aharon Yusha Elya Hertzfeld, av"d Ravitch and the prominent Gaon, Rabbi Meir Leibush Malbim. A few aging and usage stains. Both books are in very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Irin Kadishin. Likutim on the Torah [for the holidays and various occasions] by Yisrael [Friedman] of Ruzhin and his son Rabbi Avraham Yaakov of Sadigur. Warsaw, 1885 First edition! 11, 13-65 leaves. 18 cm. Two title pages; the first abridged, the second lengthy with gold ink. Illustration of Korach's firepan on the last page. Includes a sermon from Rabbi Avraham, the author's brother. A few compilations from various Chassidic personalities at the end of the book. The author was the founder of the Ruzhin dynasty. He was the great-grandson of Rabbi Dov Ber b"r Avraham of Mezeritch, a prominent disciple of the Besh"t. He succeeded him as Admor of Sadigur. Owner notation on the flyleaf. Owner stamp on the title page and following leaf. Rebound. A few aging stains. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Shulchan HaTahor. Tikunei HaShulchan and the sanctity of eating on Shabbat and holidays, blessings and washing hands and their kavanot, and the seder for study at ones table and Grace after Meals with all details and many essays, advice and instruction regarding serving Hashem, bitachon and emunah, by Rabbi Aharon Roth [Ungvar, Jerusalem, 1894-1947]. Satu Mere [Satmar], . , 1-10, , 15-33, 42-190, 34-41, 189-271, 276-300,  leaf. 20 cm. According to kabala and chassidut. Many approbations: Rabbi Chaim Yosef Sonnenfeld, Rabbi Menachem Nachum b"r Yochanan [Twerski], Admor of Rachmastrivka, Rabbi Eliyahu Kletzkin, Rabbi Chaim Shaul Dweck HaKohen - all from Jerusalem. Rabbi Moshe Kliers of Tiberias, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum (noted Admor of Satmar), Rabbi Yisrael b"r Baruch [Hager], Admor of Vishnitz, Rabbi Yitzchak Weiss, Admor of Spinka. Modern, half-leather binding. Tear in the blank margins of leaves 1-3. Tear with blemish to a number of words on leaf 99. A few aging stains. Fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Sefer HaGilgulim of the Ar"i. "Drush HaNeshamot, V'Hagilgul, V'HaIbur V'Hayibum". Section 1 through chapter 36 which was printed a few times and section two starting with chapter 36 through 73, of which Hashem sent the manuscript to me in the Holy Land, and I published them, Yechzekel Shraga Halberstam of Shinov av"d Stropkov. Przemysl. 1875. , 89,  leaves. 23 cm. The editor was the oldest son of Rabbi Chaim Halberstam, founder of the Sanz chassidut and known as the Admor of Shinov [1815-1898]. The first 35 chapters were printed in Frankfurt , with annotations by Rabbi Meir Ash [Eisenshtadt, Katzenelbogen] and Rabbi Dovid Grunhut. That edition featured many omissions and mistakes which were revised here according to the aforementioned manuscript. The manuscript with the entire book was edited and proofread by Rabbi Nosson Shapira, prominent kabalist and by someone who calls himself "Hd"s". Rabbi Tzvi Meir Rabinowitz also printed "Sha'ar HaGilgulim" in the same location and year, also from the manuscript that was edited by Shapiro and "hds"s", however his section two is different than this one. Refer to: Y. Avivi, "Binyan Ariel", Jerusalem, 1987, p. 71. Owner signature on title page: Shlomo Chazan, with many of his glosses. New binding. Solitary marginal worming mark on a number of leaves. Very fine condition.View additional info »
Description: Ohr L'Shamayim on the Chamisha Chumshei Torah and likutim and prayers for weekdays and another prayer for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur from Rabbi Meir HaLevi [Rottenberg] av"d Stubnitz and Apte as he heard from his rebbe, Rabbi Yitzchak HaLevi the 'Chozeh of Lublin', with a few chilukim..pilpul some shu"t" that he corresponded with his rebbe, Yitzchak Avraham Katz author of Shu"t Keter Kehuna. [Lemberg], (approbation ). 50 leaves. 25 cm. Approbations from Rabbi Menachem Mendel Rubin, the author's son-in-law, and Rabbi Aryeh Leibush Neuhaus. The title page promises a third approbation, but it was not printed. Apparently the first edition of this book. The Chozeh of Lublin was a disciple of the early Chassidic giants, Rabbi Dov Ber Mezeritch, and Rabbi Elimelech - the "Noam Elimelech" of Lizhensk. Almost all Polish Chassidic masters were his disciples and he was a central Chassidic figure of his generation. Aging and usage stains. The bottom section of leaf 45,b was folded so it has words from another page, in addition some words are missing. Bound with the Kli Yakar of Rabbi Shlomo Efraim Luntschitz, Lemberg, 1864.View additional info »