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Auction Description for Kedem: Auction no. 33 - Book, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters
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Thursday 22.08.13 12:00 - 20:00 Sunday 25.08.13 12:00 - 20:00 Monday 26.08.13 12:00 - 22:00 Tuesday 27.08.13 10:00 - 20:00 Day of auction - Wednesday 28.08.13 11:00 - 14:00
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Auction no. 33 - Book, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd


532 lots with images

August 28, 2013

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Torah Scroll - Tunisia

Lot 1: Torah Scroll - Tunisia

Description: Torah scroll. [Tunisia?], [first half of 20th century]. Parchment coated with white color. Sefardi writing. Parchment height: 39.5 cm. 42 lines per column. Overall good condition. Without Atzei Chaim. Not thoroughly examined.

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A Large Esther Scroll - Russia - USA

Lot 2: A Large Esther Scroll - Russia - USA

Description: A Large Esther Scroll. Russia, late 19th century / early 20th century. At the beginning of the scroll appears a stamp: "proofread Zhetel... Garzovsky". At the end of the scroll appears a different stamp: "David Yitzhak Levin proofreader and author...Newark. The scroll was most likely written and examined in Zhetel or nearby and later was brought to the USA, where it was examined once again. A Jewish community existed in Zhetel (nowadays, in Belarus) since the 16th century. It is the place of birth of both the "Dubner Maggid" (Rabbi Jacob Kranz) and the "Chafetz Chaim". Height: approximately 55 cm. 42 rows per column. Fair condition. Tears to the first and last sheets, without damage to the text. Faded writing, partially erased.

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Esther Scroll on Gevil

Lot 3: Esther Scroll on Gevil

Description: Esther scroll, oriental scribal writing, on light-brown gevil. [Oriental countries, 19th/20th century]. Parchment height: approximately 48 cm. Non-uniform number of rows per column. Good-fair condition, stains and moisture marks.

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Esther Scroll on Red Gevil - Yemen

Lot 4: Esther Scroll on Red Gevil - Yemen

Description: Esther scroll, amateur scribal writing, on dark brownish-red gevil. [Yemen, 18th/19th century]. Lacking beginning. At the end of the last sheet is the version of the blessing recited after reading the megillah and the version of the saying: "Cursed be Haman three times. Cursed be Zeresh three times...". Parchment height: approximately 13 cm. Non-uniform number of rows per column. Fair condition. Major damage to beginning of first sheet, damage to the sheet with the text of the blessings, minor damage to margins of the rest of the scroll.

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Fancy Esther Scroll - Carved Ivory Handles

Lot 5: Fancy Esther Scroll - Carved Ivory Handles

Description: Esther scroll, Sefardi scribal writing, especially beautiful. [20th century]. Parchment height: approximately 54 cm. 42 rows per column. Blue fabric cover, sewn on the back of the whole scroll. Pole with ivory handles, carved in floral and leaf patterns. Maximal size (including handles): approximately 84 cm. Good condition, minor tears to fabric covering.

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Tobacco Case of the Kabbalist Rabbi Elijah David Slotky

Lot 6: Tobacco Case of the Kabbalist Rabbi Elijah David Slotky

Description: .Tobacco case of the Kabbalist Rabbi Elijah David Slotky Silver (not stamped), engraved. Lid decorated with a bird and a flower, with an inscription in the center: "'Eli' David Slotky". The righteous man Rabbi Elijah David Slotky (1899-1980), son of the famous kabbalist Rabbi Aharon Abraham Slotky (student of Chaim Shaul Ha-Cohen Dweck), eminent gaon in Torah studies and famous kabbalist. Head of the kabbalist "Sha'ar Shamayim" Yeshiva and head of the "Mechavnim" community in Jerusalem. Author of "Yad Eliyahu" - encyclopedic key to the Kabbala of the Ari, "Aderet Eliyahu" - Encylopedia of the Zohar, and the Halachic encyclopedia "Hasdei David". 3X5.5 cm.

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Portrait of the Gur Rebbe, Author of Imrei Emet - Embroidery

Lot 7: Portrait of the Gur Rebbe, Author of Imrei Emet - Embroidery

Description: Portrait of the Gur Rebbe Author of Imrei Emet, machine embroidery. Eretz Israel, [1920s?]. 16.X10.5 cm, in a 26X23 cm. frame. Good condition.

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Eli and Shmuel - Picture on Fabric

Lot 8: Eli and Shmuel - Picture on Fabric

Description: Eli and Shmuel, colored picture printed on felt (?). [England? 19th century]. The picture was done according to the drawing "Samuel Learns from Eli" by the artist John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Placed in original frame from that time. Fabric: 26X18.5 cm. frame: 36.5X30 cm. Fair condition. Tears and damage to fabric. Damage to frame.

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Drawing of the Sasson Family Succah in India

Lot 9: Drawing of the Sasson Family Succah in India

Description: Drawing (watercolor on paper) presenting the Sasson family Succah in India. India (or England?), 1931. Drawing by Ms. M. Elias(?). Signed and dated. Described and dated on bottom: "Our 'Succah': 5692: 1931". The drawing depicts half of the inner part of the family Succah, elaborately decorated. Inside the Succah is a table set for nine diners. Placed in frame, glued on the back is a typewritten note with a dedication to Saliman Sasson, from his aunt (the dedication is in English). The note has an explanation that actually the Succah was intended for 18 diners who would be hosted every evening around the long table, and a few more words were added by hand: "Blessings of the Ushpizin I'la'in (elevated guests) should by emptied upon you", etc. 27.5X23 cm. frame: 28.5X24 cm. Good condition. Breaks to frame.

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Rabbi in the Synagogue - Drawing on Bakelite

Lot 10: Rabbi in the Synagogue - Drawing on Bakelite

Description: Rabbi blessing a child in the synagogue, colored drawing on Bakelite. [Germany, beginning of 20th century]. Colored drawing on a piece of elliptic Bakelite. Frame with gilded decorations. Drawing: 8X6 cm. frame: 14X12 cm. Good condition. Hook for hanging.

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HaYad HaChazaka - Illustrated Handwritten Leaf - Lachava

Lot 11: HaYad HaChazaka - Illustrated Handwritten Leaf - Lachava

Description: Yad HaChazaka, for determination of seasonal periods. Illustrated handwritten leaf. Lachava [19th century]. Illustrations of "hands", for determination of known periods based upon "intercalary" [leap year] books and other compositions pertaining to the calendar. Writer and illustrator signed his name: "Yisrael Michel son of Rabbi Asher son of Rabbi Yisrael Yechiel Michel of Vysotsk presently residing in Lachava". 17.5X11 cm. good-fair condition, stains, folding marks.

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Portuguese Synagogue in Hague - Etching - Holland, 1730

Lot 12: Portuguese Synagogue in Hague - Etching - Holland, 1730

Description: Synagogue der Portugeesche Iooden, etching. [Delft, Holland, 1730]. Structure of the Portuguese Synagogue in Hague, etching done by J. C. Phillips. The etching was printed in the book Beschryving van's Graven-Hage [description of Hague], by J. de Riemer publiched in Delft in 1730. Etching: 27X33 cm. frame :39X45 cm. Good condition. Few stains, folding line in center.

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Family Tree - Descendants of Rabbi Eliyahu Mani, Jerusalem, 1936

Lot 13: Family Tree - Descendants of Rabbi Eliyahu Mani, Jerusalem, 1936

Description: Genealogy tree, containing names of the descendants of Ga'on Kabbalist Rabbi Eliyahu Mani Av Beit Din of Hebron (1818-1899). Lithography. Jerusalem, 1936 . "Solomon" art, Jaffa St. Beit Mani, Jerusalem. Approx. 35X50 cm. leaf. Good condition, folding marks, uneven cutting of margins.

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Picture of Malbim - Dedication

Lot 14: Picture of Malbim - Dedication

Description: Picture of the Malbim. Cardboard-framed photograph, with fine handwritten caption: "Ga'on Rabbi Meir Leibush ben [son of] Rabbi Yechiel Michel, the Malbim". Born in Vilkomir, passed away in Kiev on second day of Rosh HaShanah 1880". Dedication (in same writing): "Gift to Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Greenberg" (1880-1959; native of Romania. Among leaders of Mizrachi movement in Germany and in Eretz Israel). Photograph: 15X11. Placed in a wooden frame: 23X18 cm. Tears. Not examined outside of frame.

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Collection of Photographs of Rabbis

Lot 15: Collection of Photographs of Rabbis

Description: Diverse collection of photographs of rabbis: * Two photographs of Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Mordechai of Gur. * Photograph of Rebbe Itzikl of Pshevorsk speaking with a Chassid, 1952. * Photograph of Rebbe Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein delivering a speech in synagogue for immigrants of Egypt in Tel-Arish, Cholon. * Photograph of Rabbi Avraham Weinstein. * Photograph of son-in-law of Rebbe of Zlatopol, studying with his son. * Two photographs of rabbi, England, 1940-1960. * Additional photographs. 11 photographs, various sizes and conditions. Majority of photos approx. 14X9 cm.

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Collection of Various Photographs of Rabbis

Lot 16: Collection of Various Photographs of Rabbis

Description: Collection of various photographs, c. 1930-1960: * Photograph of Rabbi Mendel Levine, last rabbi of Bendzin and son of sister of Rebbe of Gur. (On reverse side of photograph stamp "Foto Nonat Warszawa"). * Group photograph, several rabbis in center, upon deck of ship. Purim, 1928. * Photograph of Rabbi Natan Tzvi Finkel, Alter of Slabodka. * Photograph of Rebbe of Belz, as a young man, sitting at "Tisch" table with Rabbi Natan Gestetner. * Photographs of gravesites on the Mount of Olives; one photograph depicts righteous Rabbi Shlomo Bloch disciple of the Chafetz Chaim. * Additional photographs of rabbis. 8 photographs, various sizes, very good condition to good-fair condition.

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Temunat HaGedolim / Photograph of Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld

Lot 17: Temunat HaGedolim / Photograph of Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld

Description: Temunat HaGedolim, "With their life events and history, Torah outlook, activities and public impact", by Avigdor Katzburg. Neu-Pest, 1925. Original edition. Biography and photographs of 17 rabbis, including Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov Glick, Rabbi Simcha Bunim Sofer, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky, Rabbi Koppel Reich, Rabbi Dov Ber Dushinsky, Rabbi Yeshaya Silverstein and others. [59] pages, [17] photograph plates, 15 cm. Good-fair condition. Signature of the noted scholar and bibliograph: "Saliman David Sasson" + various photographs cut from newspapers from that time. + Postcard with a photograph of Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, with stamp of photographer " Zadok Bassan" of Jerusalem. A lithograph copy of this book was reprinted in New York. In this original edition, the quality of the photographs is better.

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Rallies of

Lot 18: Rallies of "Neturei Karta" in America - Collection of Photographs and Printed Items

Description: * Large photographs from a rally of "Neturei Karta" in the U.S.A. in opposition to the State of Israel. Photographs depict demonstrators bearing placards in English in contempt of the Zionist State. * Photograph of a wall with posters opposing the State [in English and Yiddish]. * "A Call from Jerusalem!" Printed proclamation on behalf of "Supporters of Neturei Karta" in London, opposing opening of a mixed swimming pool in Jerusalem [1950's]. English. * "To our Jewish brothers & sisters". Printed proclamation opposing Zionists. [1950's]. English. * "Kamnu Va'Nitodad" [we have risen and stood upright]; typewritten letter to administrators of Yeshivot who receive support from "Ministry of Religious Services, on behalf of "Amunei Am Sgula": "... we warn that we will wage war against these Yeshivot... if they don't repent...". On reverse side, handwritten letter draft: "... from protests in opposition of mixed swimming pool last summer, from printing of notices and proclamations, from captive ransoming... we are burdened with heavy debts...". 5 photographs, approx. 22X17 cm. + 3 printed leaves. Various sizes. General condition good.

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Ketubah DeIrchesa [Lost], Signed by Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Ayash and Rabbi Chananya Michael Aryeh - Jerusalem, 1805

Lot 19: Ketubah DeIrchesa [Lost], Signed by Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Ayash and Rabbi Chananya Michael Aryeh - Jerusalem, 1805

Description: Ketubah DeIrchesa [lost Ketubah] written for Rabbi Moshe son of Rabbi Markado son of deceased Rabbi Yosef Zarka, and his wife Ms. Clara. Jerusalem, [1805]. Signed by husband Rabbi Moshe Zarka and witnesses: Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Ayash and Rabbi Chananya Yitzchak Michael Aryeh. Following signatures, statement of obligations for dowry brought by wife, resigned by husband and abovementioned rabbis. Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Ayash (1750-1817, Otzar HaRabbanim 10254), son of Ga'on Rabbi Yehuda Ayash, among Torah scholars of Algeria and Jerusalem. Prior to 1779 was sent as emissary of Jerusalem to cities of North Africa and afterwards to Italy. Served in rabbinate of communities of Siena and Ferrara where he had notable students. At old age returned to Eretz Israel and was appointed chief rabbi and Av Beit Din of Jerusalem succeeding Rabbi Moshe Yosef Mordechai Meyuchas. Brought his father's compositions as well as other compositions to print. The Chida [Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azuliai] referred to him as: "Ya'akov, the humble... wholesome scholar..., emissary...". Rabbi Chananya Yitzchak Michael Aryeh (Otzar HaRabbnim 6705), member of Beit Din of Jerusalem during that period. Authored Sha'arei Chaim - commentary on Sefer Mekach U'Mimkar by Rav Hai Ga'on (printed in Thessaloniki, 1819). Handwritten leaf, 25 cm. Good condition, dark stains, folding marks and tiny holes. Signatures of first rabbis faded.

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Collection of

Lot 20: Collection of "Tosefet Ketubah" Shtarot - Germany, 1774-1828

Description: Collection of handwritten shtarot, testimony on Tosefet Ketubah, written in various communities of Bavaria (Germany). *Tosefet Ketubah of Rabbi Yonah ben R' Naftali Shmuel of Oettingen in Bayern to his wife Talin bat R' Moshe of Hainsfarth, Tamuz 1774. [Hainsfarth is a settlement on the outskirts of Oettingen in Bayern]. *Tosefet Ketubah of Rabbi Yitzchak Aryeh called Zeligman Leib ben R' David to his wife Rechla bat R' Avraham Heidenheim - signed by the local rabbi: "Mordechai Segal Dayan in Gunzenhausen and its surroundings and Rabbi of Cronheim". Cronheim, Kislev 1795. * Tosefet Ketubah of Rabbi Chaim ben R' Yehuda Yoel of Oberndorf to his wife Nanle bat R' Binyamin called Wolf HaLevi, Elul 1814. Tosefet Ketubah of Rabbi Shlomo ben R' Eliezer called Lipman to his wife Hindel bat R' Yehuda Neuberger of Oettingen in Bayern, Pflaumloch, Shevat 1825. 4 ketubot, 8 leaves. Varied size, good condition. Placed in a new binding.

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Two Wedding Ketubot and Shtar Tenaim - Ofen, Pest and Bacău

Lot 21: Two Wedding Ketubot and Shtar Tenaim - Ofen, Pest and Bacău

Description: * "Shtar Tenaim", between R' Zalman Livner, for his son the Groom Pinchas and R' Yosef "The Schatz, here" for his daughter the Bride Sheryl. Ofen [or Buda, today part of Budapest], 26 July 1825. Handsome Ashkenazic writing. Heading at top of sheet: "Mazal Tov, they shall grow to great heights". Signatures of the fathers of the couple and the groom, and signatures of the witnesses Jacob son of Zvi Hazan of Pest, and Mordechai Schwartz, Shochet at Ofen. * Handwritten Ketubah recording the marriage of the groom Moshe son of Haver R' Dov Ber with bride Yetel daughter of Yerachmiel, Pest [today part of Budapest], September 4, 1852. Signed Meir son of Solomon Kuhnshtetter, and Joshua son of R' Lipman from Estich. * Handwritten Ketubah for the marriage of the groom Abraham Haim Altir son of Shabtai to the bride Esther daughter of Isaac Yehuda Leib, Bacău (Romania) 22 December 1852. Signed: HaKadosh Isaac Av Bet Din Bakoi son of Israel Issar, and Dov Ber son of R' Abraham Segal. Shtar Tenaim: 34 cm., two ketubot: approx. 22 cm. general condition good, stains folding marks.

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Ketubah on Parchment - Prague, 1847

Lot 22: Ketubah on Parchment - Prague, 1847

Description: Ketubah on parchment, recording the marriage of "Rabbi Levi son of Rabbi Moshe Shimon" and bride "-Chaya known as Caralina". Prague, 13 Tamuz, 1847. Witness signatures: "Yosef known as Yosef Ivlis, faithful beadle of community of Prague". Governmental tax stamps authorizing Ketubah, at beginning of leaf. 25.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, folding marks, worn or blurry text in several places.

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Ketubah on Parchment - Strasbourg, 1910

Lot 23: Ketubah on Parchment - Strasbourg, 1910

Description: Ketubah, written in fine scribe writing upon parchment; recording the marriage of groom Shlomo known as Sali son of Rabbi Moshe Tzvi and bride Viali known as Pelis daughter of Rabbi Meir. Strasbourg, Tevet 1910. 25.5 cm. Very good condition, filing holes.

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Kebubah Recording the Marriage of Ga'on Rabbi Moshe Frankenthal - Jerusalem, 1877

Lot 24: Kebubah Recording the Marriage of Ga'on Rabbi Moshe Frankenthal - Jerusalem, 1877

Description: Handwritten Ketubah, recording the marriage of groom Moshe Shlomo [Frankenthal], and bride Sarah Nechama daughter of Rabbi Yeshaya [Orenstein]. Jerusalem, 15 Av, 1877. Groom is well-known Torah giant of Jerusalem, Rabbi Moshe Shochat-Frankenthal (1859-1942), son-in-law of Ga'on Rabbi Yeshaya Orenstein. Sharp genius, proficient in all realms of Torah, considered one of greatest Torah scholars of Jerusalem. In his youth he already established the study group by Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin, together with his brother-in-laws Rabbi Ya'akov Orenstein and Rabbi Shlomo Blau; all three were his prominent disciples who frequently visited his home. As instructed by his rabbi, Rabbi Moshe became chief slaughterer of Jerusalem, however, upon reaching the age of forty he retired and spent the rest of his days studying Torah. Approx. 29 cm. Fair condition, wear damage and stains.

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Colorful Illustrated Ketubah Recording the Marriage of Rabbi Avraham Pilosof - Jerusalem, 1879

Lot 25: Colorful Illustrated Ketubah Recording the Marriage of Rabbi Avraham Pilosof - Jerusalem, 1879

Description: Colorful illustrated and ornamented Ketubah in Moroccan-Oriental handwriting, recording the marriage of the groom "charming young man, may he be blessed, prominent scholar Rabbi Avraham Pilosof", and bride Joya daughter of Rabbi Raphael Moshe HaKohen. Signature of groom and rabbinical signatures of witnesses Rabbi "Shlomo son of Rabbi Avraham" and "David son of Gij". Jerusalem, 13 Sivan, 1879. Groom Rabbi Avraham Pilosof (1864-1940), later on known as one of leading rabbis of Jerusalem, born in Larissa (city neighboring Thessaloniki, Greece); when he was approximately one year old immigrated with his parents to Jerusalem. Studied Torah by scholars of Jerusalem; disciple of Rabbi Baruch Pinto who was relative of his wife. Associate of "Beit E-l" and studied Kabbalah by Rabbi Yitzchak Sharim. In 1897 was appointed Dayan in Beit Din headed by Rabbi Ya'akov Shimon of Tallinn together with his rabbi, Rabbi Yitzchak Sharim. Upon establishment of office of rabbinate in 1921 was appointed as chief Av Beit Din of Sephardic rabbinical court. Served in communal positions and led Sephardic congregation of Jerusalem. 77X53 cm. Colorful illustrations, decorations and writing. Fair condition, stains, wear and tear. It is interesting to note that in book Yehudei HaMizrach by Moshe David Ga'on, p. 551, he writes that the marriage of Rabbi Avraham and Ms. Joya daughter of Rabbi Raphael Moshe HaKohen took place in Sivan 1881, whereas in this Ketubah it is verified that he married in Sivan 1879.

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Jerusalem Ketubah - 1926

Lot 26: Jerusalem Ketubah - 1926

Description: Ketuba printed with gilded ink, adornments and pictures of the Holy Sites, Rothstein printing press. Jerusalem. Completed by hand, recording the marriage of the groom Rabbi Mordechai Ya'ir ben R' Chaim David with the bride Esther Raizel bat Rabbi Ya'akov Asher HaLevi. Witnesses' signatures: Rabbi "Michel Avraham Harrison" [Rabbi Michel Menker] and Rabbi "Fishel Kaplan" [Rabbi Fishel Melamed] and stamps of the Badatz. Jerusalem, Sivan 1926. The groom, Rabbi Mordechai Ya'ir Houseman (1902-1984), son-in-law of the famous Jerusalem Torah genius Rabbi Ya'akov Asher HaLevi Grayevsky, (1866-1946), author of Brit HaLevi and Shevet HaLevi. 41 cm. Fair condition, stains, wear damage to paper fold. The Bibliography Institute CD does not have any titles of the Rothstein printing press in Jerusalem. This press in mentioned in the book B'She'arayich Jerusalem (Jerusalem, 1949).

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Three Ketubot

Lot 27: Three Ketubot

Description: * Handwritten Ketubah, Garwolin (town adjacent to Warsaw, in region of Siedlce, Poland). 1894. * Handwritten Ketubah, Łódź (Poland), 1920. * Ketubah printed in gold ink (Printing press of Levi and Co., Jerusalem, c. 1910). Filled in in handwriting for marriage in holy city Rechovot. 1926. 3 Ketubot, various sizes, good to good-fair condition.

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Collection of Ketubot - Eastern Countries

Lot 28: Collection of Ketubot - Eastern Countries

Description: * BeSimana Tava U'BeMazal Ya'eh - handwritten Ketubah recording the marriage of groom Ya'akov son of Rabbi Moshe Ochanuna and bride Zohara daughter of Yosef Pachima. Tagazut (Morocco?), [1908]. Witness signature: "Mordechai bar Sa'id, known as Amos". * BeShem Rachaman Maleh Rachamim - handwritten Ketubah recording the marriage of groom Shalom son of Rabbi Moshe Waltzulcher and bride Sarah daughter of Tzadkiel Pensporcher. Tzirner (India?), Adar [1928]. Signatures of witnesses and groom in Marathi writing, and signature of leader of wedding ceremony: "Yosef Moshe Sporcher". * BeSimana Tava - handwritten Ketubah recording the marriage of groom Moshe son of Yosef Adban and bride Masouda daughter of Shlomo Asbag. Sijilmasa (Tafilalet, Morocco), 17 Kislev [1937]. (Frame in Oriental-architectural style). * BeSiman Tava - Eshtecha KeGefen Poriah - printed Ketubah in printing press of Abuhav in Galata (Turkey). Filled in in handwriting, recording the marriage of groom Yosef Tzvilia. Galata adjacent to Constantinople, [1921]. Signature of witness "Ya'akov Palagi" and additional signatures. Official stamps and entry stamps. Various sizes and conditions.

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Printed Ketubot - Various Countries

Lot 29: Printed Ketubot - Various Countries

Description: Printed blank marriage certificate forms. * Ketubah from America ["according to count... in North America"], 1915. * Ketubah. Enyng [Hungary]. * Ketubah. Király [Romania?]. * Two similar Ketubot, without listing of location. Various sizes, general condition good.

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Machzor Sha'ar Bat Rabim - Venice, 1711-1715 - Complete Set

Lot 30: Machzor Sha'ar Bat Rabim - Venice, 1711-1715 - Complete Set

Description: Machzor Sha'ar Bat Rabim. Venice, 1711-1715. Four volumes, in elaborate leather bindings. Illustrated title pages. "Machzor with the Hadrat Kodesh commentary according to Ashkenasi custom... printed to fill the longing of the holy communities in Italian countries, Venice communities Ashkenasi and Sefardi and Italian and Padova and Rovigo and Virona and Mantova and Casale Monferrato and Gorizia and all their surrounding regions". 4 volumes: Volume 1/a until the end of the Pesach machzor: 1-228 leaves. Volume 1/b begins with Pirkei Avot: 229-360 leaves. Volume 2/a, siddur for everyday and Shabbat, Selichot, and Rosh Hashana prayers: 1-193. Volume 2/b, Yom Kippur prayers: 194-372, 377-384 leaves. Approximately 35 cm. High-quality very thick paper, good to good-fair condition, minor stains and few mildew marks. New elaborate leather bindings.

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Roman Custom Machzor - Mantua, 1718 - Handwritten Notations

Lot 31: Roman Custom Machzor - Mantua, 1718 - Handwritten Notations

Description: Machzor as customary in congregation of Rome. Sections 1-2. Includes addition of laws by Rabbi Avraham Yedidia Basila. Mantua, [1718-1720]. Leaf margins contain various notations and handwritten glosses by a cantor of the Parma community. [2], 117 leaves; [93] leaves. 28.5 cm. Fair condition, wear and tear. Worn binding.

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Seder Tefila - Karlsruhe, 1805

Lot 32: Seder Tefila - Karlsruhe, 1805

Description: Seder Tefila - Siddur for the whole year in the Ashkenazi rite (Minhag Polin). Includes laws and customs, prayers and blessings for various times, selichot, hoshanot, Haggadah for Passover, prayers for the Sabbath, poems, a large confession, Keter Malchut, psalms, ma'amadot and supplications [in Yiddish] , with explanations of words and commentary by Rabbi Yehiel Michal Epstein. Karlsruhe, 1805. Two title pages, the first one illustrated. Laws are translated into Yiddish-Deutsch column opposite column. Separate title page for the Book of Psalms [1804]. Good condition. [6], 192; 166 leaves. Good quality paper. 25 cm. Stains. Original binding with leather spine, worn.

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Altona Machzor, 1826 - Both Sections

Lot 33: Altona Machzor, 1826 - Both Sections

Description: All-inclusive Machzor, as customary in Poland. Section 1: prayers for weekdays, Shabbat and holidays including Slichot... from first day of Slichot until day following Yom Kippur. Section 2: prayers for weekdays, Shabbat and holidays... poems, songs and Slichot... except for prayers and poems for High Holy Days. Altona, 1826. Printed leaf upon leaf as in 1804 Altona Machzor. Includes rewritten gloss and additions by Rabbi Meir Ganz. Approbation of Rabbi Akiva son of Rabbi Avigdor Wertheim, Av Beit Din of Breslau. Two volumes: [5], 380 leaves; [5], 430 leaves. 34 cm. Good condition. Old leather and half-leather bindings.

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Siddur Beit Oved, Beit Menucha and Beit Mo'ed, Livorno, 1843 - First Edition - Elegant leather Bindings

Lot 34: Siddur Beit Oved, Beit Menucha and Beit Mo'ed, Livorno, 1843 - First Edition - Elegant leather Bindings

Description: Complete set of prayer books 'Beit Oved' for weekdays, 'Beit Menucha' for Shabbat and 'Beit Mo'ed - Beit HaShoeva' for Sukkot and prayer for Shalosh Regalim [Pesach, Shavu'ot and Sukkot]. Sephardic custom, with commentaries and customs according to Kabbalah including rulings. By Rabbi Yehuda Shmuel Ashkenazi. Livorno, 1843-1844. First edition. These prayer books contain many significant additions; many editions were printed indicating the high demand for these books throughout Sephardic congregations of the Diaspora. Chacham Bechor Ya'akov Papoula (1867-1943), born in Jerusalem. Between 1890-1906 taught in Ahavat Achim and Doresh Tzion schools. In 1907 was sent to Tashkent and served as member of Beit Din; in 1912 returned to Holy Land and served for many years as secretary of Chief Rabbinate in city of Tel Aviv. [These Machzorim where apparently given to him as a wedding gift in 1884]. 3 volumes: [1], 256 leaves; 257 leaves; 264 leaves. Approx. 17 cm. Good-fair condition, usage wear, detached leaves and usage stains. Slight moth damage. Elegant and ornamented leather bindings, with caption: "Bechor Ya'akov Papoula - 5644".

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Beit Oved - Livorno, 1862 / Ahavat Hakadmonim - Jerusalem, 1889

Lot 35: Beit Oved - Livorno, 1862 / Ahavat Hakadmonim - Jerusalem, 1889

Description: * Beit Oved - Order of Prayers for the entire year, according to the rite of the Sephardi Jews, Livorno, [1862]. * Ahavat Hakadmonim - Siddur, prayers for the entire year, according to the rite of the inhabitants of Fez (Morroco). Jerusalem, 1889. S. Halevi 636. [The inhabitants are the descendants of Jews who lived in Fez before the exiles from Spain arrived there]. Various sizes and conditions, records and signatures.

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Seder Ha'Ashmorot - Amsterdam, 1763

Lot 36: Seder Ha'Ashmorot - Amsterdam, 1763

Description: Seder Ha'Ashmorot, from Ellul till the Ten Days of Penitence, "According to the Rite of the Holy Community of Carpentras, Lisle, and Cavaillon". Amsterdam, [1763]. An identical edition appeared at same time, with a small change to the title page, where it stated "according to the rite of Avignon". Ownership records. Signature on last leaf: "This is the book of the youth Michal Ben Samuel ...1747". 82 leaves. 24 cm. Good condition, stains, little moth damage.

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Seder Ta'aniyot - Amsterdam, 1771

Lot 37: Seder Ta'aniyot - Amsterdam, 1771

Description: Seder Ta'aniyot, prayers and lamentations for four fast days, according to the custom of the Sefardim. Amsterdam, [1771]. The haftara for Tisha B'Av appears with translation to Portuguese. On Leaf 128 confirming signature in the handwriting of the Hazan Jacob Da Silva Mindez, the book's publisher [1], 2, [2], 3-132 leaves. 17 cm. Good condition, stains. Margins of the last page completed by repair (without damage to text). Fine new leather binding.

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Tchinot Bnot Yeshurun / Amira LeBeit Ya'akov - Family Notations, Dreyfus Family

Lot 38: Tchinot Bnot Yeshurun / Amira LeBeit Ya'akov - Family Notations, Dreyfus Family

Description: Two books for women: * Tchinot Bnot Yeshurun, book of prayers and supplications for women in German-Yiddish. Fürth, 1846. * Amira LeBeit Ya'akov, laws and customs for woman, by Rabbi Yitzchak Dov Bamberger [Rabbi of Würzburg]. Frankfurt am Main, [1883]. Signature and family notations of Dreyfus family of Germany. [Attached: Leaf in German and calligraphic leaf with prayer "El Melech Yoshev Al Kiseh Rachamim" and 13 Attributes of Mercy]. 2 books. Various sizes, general condition good.

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Collection of Books of Supplications and Laws for Women

Lot 39: Collection of Books of Supplications and Laws for Women

Description: See list in Hebrew description. Nine books, various sizes and conditions.

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Collection of Books - Blessing of the Sun (Birkat Hachama)

Lot 40: Collection of Books - Blessing of the Sun (Birkat Hachama)

Description: See list in Hebrew description. 4 books and booklets, various sizes and conditions.

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Zevach Pesach - Passover Haggadah with Abrabanel Commentary - Venice, 1545

Lot 41: Zevach Pesach - Passover Haggadah with Abrabanel Commentary - Venice, 1545

Description: Sefer Zevach Pesach - Passover Haggadah with Commentary of Isaac Abrabanel .Venice, 1545. The text of the Haggadah is printed in large square letters. The commentary is printed around the text, in smaller letters. 2-67 leaves, title page missing (replaced with photocopy). 19 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, several repaired tears, slight moth damage. Glosses in Latin. New binding. Ya'ari 10; Otzar Hahagaddot 13.

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Facsimile on Parchment - Passover Haggadah, Guadalajara - First Printed Haggadah

Lot 42: Facsimile on Parchment - Passover Haggadah, Guadalajara - First Printed Haggadah

Description: Facsimile - Passover Haggadah. Guadalajara, c. 1480. First printed Haggadah. New York, [1983]. Printed on parchment in commemoration of five hundred years since the first printing, in 30 elegant and numbered copies, by Soncino in New York. This is copy no. 7. [12] Pages. 27.5 cm. Ancient-style processed parchment. Good condition, elegant leather binding.

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Sefer Si'ach Yitzchak - Song for Seder Night - Prague, 1587

Lot 43: Sefer Si'ach Yitzchak - Song for Seder Night - Prague, 1587

Description: Sefer Si'ach Yitzchak, "... new song to sing on evening of Pesach...", by Rabbi Yitzchak Chayut Av Beit Din of Prague [author of Api Ravreve]. Prague, [1587]. Mordechai Katz Printing Press. Rhyming poem on laws of Seder night and Passover. Song can be interpreted in several ways; author attached comprehensive explanation. [20] leaves. 18 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, moth holes. Restored damage on title page. Ink-stamp "Yeshiva of Rabbi Amor Abitbul... Zafra" upon text of last leaf. New elegant leather binding.

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Passover Haggadah - Karlsruhe, 1796

Lot 44: Passover Haggadah - Karlsruhe, 1796

Description: Pesach Haggadah. Karlsruhe, [1796]. With instructions and laws in Yiddish. "... includes fine and pleasant illustrations... we have taken new letters and black ink and explained the errors of other printings". Despite statement on title page, the illustrations were not printed. Ownership notations in Yiddish and German; illustration of fortress and knight on horse on binding leaves. 24 leaves. 17 cm. Good condition. Stains and usage marks. Ya'ari 282; Otzar HaHaggadot 403.

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Passover Haggadah - Ma'ale Beit Horin - Vienna 1794

Lot 45: Passover Haggadah - Ma'ale Beit Horin - Vienna 1794

Description: Ma'ale Beit Horin, Passover Haggadah, with commentary of Alsheich, Gevurat Hashem [Maharal] Ollelot Efraim, etc. Vienna 1794. Printed by Anton Schmid. With fine copper plate drawings according to the Haggadah "Ma'ale Beit Horin", Amsterdam 1781. [1], 52 leaves. 24 cm. Good to fair condition. Stains [wine and food stains on several pages]. Tears in a number of pages [with slight missing areas]. Original leather binding, with slight damage. Ya'ari 252; Otzar Hahagaddot 370.

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Passover Haggadah from the Avignon Machzor of 1765 - Numbered Facsimile on Parchment

Lot 46: Passover Haggadah from the Avignon Machzor of 1765 - Numbered Facsimile on Parchment

Description: Passover Haggadah from the Avignon Machzor of 1765. Magnificent facsimile published by Haim Yeshayahu Schwartz. London, 1984. Printed on parchment and bound in leather. Printed in 104 copies, of which only 25 were on parchment. Number 11 with the signature of the publisher. "The Haggadah contains texts and piyutim different from other haggadot, and the letters are very special". [16] leaves, 27.5 cm. Very good condition.

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Achvit Achidan - Commentary on Chad Gadya - Amsterdam, 1762

Lot 47: Achvit Achidan - Commentary on Chad Gadya - Amsterdam, 1762

Description: Achvit Achidan, or interpretation of Chad Gadya. Amsterdam, [1762]. Comprehensive commentary on Chad Gadya. "The humble author chose to remain anonymous". 10 leaf pamphlet. 15 cm. Good condition, stains and wear. Otzar HaHaggadot 232.

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Passover Haggadah - Ma'aleh Beit Chorin - Amsterdam, 1781

Lot 48: Passover Haggadah - Ma'aleh Beit Chorin - Amsterdam, 1781

Description: Ma'aleh Beit Chorin, Passover Haggadah, with laws, commentaries (Maharal, Alshich, Abarbanel and more), and illustrations. Amsterdam, 1781. Proops Printing Press. Preliminary title page of copper etching "Beit Israel - Beit Chorin... as customary by Ashkenazim and Sephardim". Copper-etched illustrations, based upon illustrations of Avraham son of Ya'akov Hager, in 1695 Amsterdam Haggadah. Copy incomplete at end. [2], 49 leaves (instead of 52). Missing map. 25 cm. Fair condition. Moth damage. Dark stains and wear. Damaged and partially detached binding. Ya'ari 199; Otzar Ha'Haggadot 300.

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Haggadah - Ma'aleh Bet Chorin - Amsterdam , 1810 - With Map

Lot 49: Haggadah - Ma'aleh Bet Chorin - Amsterdam , 1810 - With Map

Description: "Ma'aleh Bet Chorin", Haggadah for Passover, with commentaries (Maharal, Alsheich, Abarbanel, etc.) and illustrations. Amsterdam,1810. Printed by the Widow Props. Two title pages (Preliminary title page of copper etching). Folded map showing the journeys of e Israel in the desert and the division of Land among Tribes. The map of Eretz Israel and copper etchings are according to drawings by Abraham Ben Jacob Hagar, from the Amsterdam Haggadah 1695. Ownership notation on leaf preceding title page: "Pinchas son of Rabbi Yitzchak Anderson, 6 Nisan 1855..." [2], 9, 50 leaves + folding map. 26 cm. Fair to good condition, Stains, signs of dampness and moth damage [slight damage to text in a number of pages]. The map is in good condition, margins lightly repaired. Detached and damaged binding.

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Birkat HaMazon with Illustrations - Amsterdam, 1723

Lot 50: Birkat HaMazon with Illustrations - Amsterdam, 1723

Description: Birkat HaMazon [Blessing of the Meal], as customary in Ashkenaz and Poland. Includes Passover Haggadah and woodcuts. Amsterdam, [1723]. Printing press of Yitzchak ben Ya'akov of Córdoba. Birkat HaMazon with traditional Shabbat songs, prayers and blessings for holidays, wedding, circumcision and cemetery. Passover Haggadah - printed according to the 1722 Amsterdam Proops edition; Illustrations are identical as well. Ownership signature. 71 leaves. 18.5 cm. Fair condition, quality paper, stains. Tear with missing section on title page. Missing leaf 4 (replaced with professional photocopy). New elegant binding in red cardboard case. Otzar Ha'Haggadot 145. (Possibly Haggadah mentioned in Ya'ari 93 according to Weiner 77).

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