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Auction Description for Kedem: Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical Letters
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Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical Letters

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd


471 lots with images

March 6, 2013

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Letter by Rabbi Shlomo Av Beit Din of Karcag

Lot 401: Letter by Rabbi Shlomo Av Beit Din of Karcag

Description: Letter by Rabbi Shlomo Schick Av Beit Din of Karcag, to leaders of community of Carlsburg. Kacag (Hungary), [1877]. The Ga'on Rabbi Shlomo Tzvi Schick (1844-1916), disciple of the Maharam Schick (his relative, Rabbi Shlomo Tzvi Schick composed books on him and on genealogy of the Schick family); served as rabbi of Karcag from 1869. Famous rabbi, authored Rashban Responsa, Siddur Rashban and additional books. 28 cm. Good condition, folding marks.

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Authorization of Ordination as

Lot 402: Authorization of Ordination as "Shochet" Handwritten and Signed by the Maharitz Dushinsky

Description: Authorization of inspection of a "shochet"'s knife, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky Rabbi and "Ga'avad" of the "Eda HaCharedit". Jerusalem, Elul 1940.The Maharitz - Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky (1868-1948), a prominent Hungarian Torah scholar, served as Rabbi and yeshiva dean in Chust and Galanta. In 1933, he immigrated to Eretz- Yisrael to serve in the rabbinate of the "Eda HaCharedit" and to lead the "Charedi" community in Eretz-Yisrael. He participated in the "Agudat Yisrael" delegation to the Peel Commission and to other UN committees, preceding the establishment of the State of Israel.Official stationary, 21 cm. Good condition, folding marks.

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Letter by Ga'on Rabbi Aharon Walkin Av Beit Din of Pinsk

Lot 403: Letter by Ga'on Rabbi Aharon Walkin Av Beit Din of Pinsk

Description: Letter in handwriting and signature of the Ga'on Rabbi Aharon Walkin to natives of Pinsk residing in New York. Pinsk, 2 Shvat [1930]. Heartfelt letter of request to "faraway members of our city who are close to our hearts" in appeal to support the Yeshiva in Pinsk in which over two hundred young men study "and although their spiritual sustenance is abundant... the Yeshiva students are direly lacking material needs and are nearly starving to death... it is painful to observe the dear students, studying Torah day and night, ...suffering from the pangs of poverty...". The Ga'on Rabbi Aharon Walkin (1865-1942, Otzar HaRabbanim 1548), among leading rabbinical authorities and teachers of Torah in Lithuania. Studied in Vizhnitz and was among prominent disciples of the Netziv. Later on he studied in Kollel of the Prushim in Kovno and was closely associated with Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor. Served in the rabbinate of communities of Gruzd, Siad and Amtzislav. During World War I was apprehended by the Russians and while in prison authored his composition Beit Aharon on tractate Bava Kamma. Miraculously escaped to Poland where he was appointed as rabbi of the city and Rosh Yeshiva in Pinsk-Karlin. Composed Beit Aharon, Choshen Aharon, Metzach Aharon and Zkan Aharon Responsa. Perished in the Holocaust. 27 cm. Good condition, tears on folding marks.

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Rabbi Kook - Two Letters

Lot 404: Rabbi Kook - Two Letters

Description: Two letters in handwriting and signature of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook. Jerusalem, [1934]. Both letters directed to Rabbi Chanoch Henoch Bornsztain, son of Rebbe author of "Shem MiShmuel", who was appointed as Rebbe of Sochatchov following the Holocaust. Two letters, approx. 13 cm. Good-fair condition.

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Four Letters - Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Charlap and Rabbi Ra'anan

Lot 405: Four Letters - Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Charlap and Rabbi Ra'anan

Description: Four letters: * Letter in handwriting and signature of Rabbi Kook to Professor Pick. Jerusalem, [1921]. * Letter signed by Rabbi Kook, to consul of Egypt. Jerusalem, [1929]. * Letter signed by disciple of Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Charlap, and his son-in-law Rabbi Shalom Natan Ra'anan-Kook. * Letter signed by Rabbi Shalom Natan Ra'anan-Kook. [Both letters from 1929, written upon stationery of Mercaz HaRAv Yeshiva]. Various sizes and conditions.

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Rabbi Kook - Collection of Items

Lot 406: Rabbi Kook - Collection of Items

Description: Rabbi Kook - varied collection of manuscripts and printed matter: * Condolence telegram sent by Rabbi Kook (with the receipt of telegram delivery). [1932]. * Letter written on Rabbi Kook's official stationary. Square writing [Rabbi Kook's handwriting?]. Jerusalem, 1923. * "Good wishes upon the departing of our Holy Rabbi", two cards for Rabbi Kook's departing ceremony before his journey to America. * Letter by Rabbi Shmuel Kook, Rabbi Kook's younger brother, on a postcard of an old-age home. Jerusalem, 1909. Yiddish. * Booklet, a call for founding the worldwide central yeshiva, By Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook. Jerusalem 1922. * Printed notice of the HaMekasher Co. travel services for those who wish to visit Rabbi Kook's grave on his yartzeit. [Solomon printing]. *Letter from Bank Kupat Am Eretz Yisrael to Rabbi Kook, to collect bank fees for a returned American check. Jerusalem, 1923. * Authorization for receiving food in the public kitchen [in the handwriting of Rabbi Y. Shapira], with Rabbi Kook's stamp. * Printed leaf, calendar for the year 5706 (1945-46), published by Mercaz HaRav, with the photograph of Rabbi Kook at the top.11 items, various sizes and conditions.

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Application Form for Certificate, Signed by Rabbi Ya'akov Yisrael Kanievsky

Lot 407: Application Form for Certificate, Signed by Rabbi Ya'akov Yisrael Kanievsky "The Steipler"

Description: Application form for immigration certificate for Rabbi Shmuel Kagan Rabbi of Orsha and his wife Badana, signed by his brother-in-law Rabbi "Ya'akov Yisrael Kanievsky - Rabbi in the 'Beit Yosef Yeshiva', Bnei Brak", and signed by Rabbi "Yonatan Binyamin HaLevi Ish Horowitz, 'Agudat Yisrael' Chairman". [Chanuka 5696,1935].Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu Kahn (1889-perished in the Holocaust), great son-in-law of Rabbi Shemaryahu Yosef Karelitz Rabbi of Kosove, and brother-in-law of the "Chazon Ish" and the Steipler. Was an outstanding disciple of the "Saba of Slabodke". Served in the Orsha (Minsk region) rabbinate from 1918, under the communist rule. On the application form for a certificate, only his wife Badana is mentioned since they were childless. 19X25 cm. Fair condition, stains and tears to margins.

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Letter Signed by Torah Leaders - Regarding a Protest Against a Pool with Mixed Swimming, Jerusalem 1958

Lot 408: Letter Signed by Torah Leaders - Regarding a Protest Against a Pool with Mixed Swimming, Jerusalem 1958

Description: Letter concerning a massive protest, against building a "swimming pool with mixed swimming" in Jerusalem the Holy City, signed by the heads of the "Mo'etzet Gedolei HaTorah" in Jerusalem: Rabbi "Zvi Pesach Frank" Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi "Dov Berish Weidenfeld" the Tshebin Rebbe, Rabbi "Eliezer Yehuda Finkel" Head of Mir Yeshiva, Rabbi "Zalman Sorotzkin" the Rabbi of Lutsk and Rabbi "Akiva Sofer" the Rabbi from Pressburg. Jerusalem, Sivan 5718 (1958). The letter is typewritten on an aerogram for abroad, prepared by the "Central Committee for Jerusalem's Holiness", to send to rabbinic organizations abroad. In the letter, the various actions taken on this matter and the two large protests planned to take place in Jerusalem on the 7th and on the 16th of the month of Sivan are reported. Aerogram, 30 cm. Good condition, file holes.

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Letter by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein

Lot 409: Letter by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein

Description: Halachic handwritten and signed letter by the Ga'on Rabbi Moshe Feinstein to Rabbi Shimon Efrati. New York, 21 Elul [1963]. Pertaining to Kashrut authorization for "Zim" shipping lines which desires to establish a non-kosher kitchen alongside the kosher kitchen on a ship. In conclusion of letter Rabbi Moshe Feinstein states that any rabbi who grants authorization of Kashrut for this "is unworthy of rabbinical ordination even if he was previously ordained as rabbi since he feeds forbidden food to the Jewish nation. However, I am certain that a rabbi who would allow such a thing does not exist except for one affiliated with the Reform sect who themselves eat ritually unclean food...". [Letter printed in "Halichot Sadeh" journal, Av 1987]. 28 cm. Fair condition, stains, tears, folding marks and filing holes.

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Letter by Rabbi Ya'akov Kamenetsky

Lot 410: Letter by Rabbi Ya'akov Kamenetsky

Description: Lengthy letter in handwriting and signature of the Ga'on Rabbi Ya'akov Kamenetsky, to Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Levi. Monsey, [1972]. At the beginning of letter the Rabbi Ya'akov Kamenetsky encourages Rabbi Levi not to despair upon encountering difficulties in fulfilling his position and guarantees that "the success will eventually prove with whom justice resides". He then relates at great length details concerning the condition of his health and family matters. He concludes with greetings and wishes for a good year. Recipient of letter, Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Levi, physicist, educator and author. Studied by Rabbi Yitzchak Hutner and by Rabbi Ya'akov Kamenetsky. Served as vice-president of Agudat Yisrael and as president of Associaiton of Orthodox Jewish Scientists in the United States. Immigrated to Eretz Israel and served as administrator of Machon Lev in Jerusalem. One of his books, Sha'arei Talmud Torah, was banned by Rav Shach and the Steipler, however he gained encouragement and support by rabbis of America including Rabbi Ya'akov Kamenetsky. Airmail letter, 29 cm. Very good condition. Folding marks.

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Letter from Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz

Lot 411: Letter from Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz

Description: Letter from Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz, Head of the Mir Yeshiva. Jerusalem, Tevet 5731 (1971). In this letter, Rabbi Chaim announces the engagement of his son Rabbi Avraham to the daughter of Rabbi Y. L. Nekritz. The engagement took place in the US and the wedding in Jerusalem. In this letter which was sent to his friend Rabbi S. in the US, he writes: "Although it is difficult for me not to take part in the Tena'im celebration, I am glad that my friend will take part in our happy event".Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz (1902-1979), grandson of the "Saba" of Novardok and son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, served for many years as head of "Mir Yeshiva" in Jerusalem. A leading rabbi renowned for his diligence and his brilliant discourses that encompassed many Talmudic topics. "Sichot Mussar" and "Sha'arei Chaim" are among his books. The book "Sefer HaZikaron" for Rabbi Shmuelevitz was written in his memory. Aerogram 18X28 cm. Very good condition.

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Collection of Rabbi's Letters - On Torah Thoughts

Lot 412: Collection of Rabbi's Letters - On Torah Thoughts

Description: Collection of rabbis' letters sent to Rabbi Avraham Abba Zia, who published the books of the Kumrana Rebbes from manuscripts called Shulchan HaTahor on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim and Minhagei Kumrana. Most of the letters have comments on Torah thoughts concerning the books' content. The letters also deal with requests for books, thanks, and appreciation for printing the books, etc. From 1963-1966.Among the rabbis who wrote the letters: Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin; Rebbe Netanel Safrin; Rebbe Alter Cahane of Spinka; Rabbi Baruch Yitzchak Levine; Rabbi Shmuel Baruch Werner; Rabbi Chaim Zevulun Charlap, Rabbi of Rishon LeZion; Rabbi Yeshaya Shneiblag, Rabbi of Bnei Re'em; Rabbi Shmuel Kipnis; Rabbi Shalom Landman; Rebbe Meir Hager of Visheve; etc.37 letters, varied size, good condition.

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Collection of

Lot 413: Collection of "Agudat Yisrael" Documents and Letters

Description: *Letter of recommendation. By Alexander Zusha Freidman. Warsaw, 1933. *Letter by the Jaffa branch of "Agudat Yisrael", to the members of the Jerusalem committee. 1925. *Letter of certification and recommendation, for Rabbi Nathan Barsky. "Agudat Yisrael" committee, Lublin branch, 1939. *Letter from the Jewish Agency to "Agudat Yisrael". Regarding the agreement for the distribution of immigration certificates. Jerusalem, 1937. *Signed agreement between the Hebrew Community Committee and "Agudat Yisrael" concerning "mitzvah tax". Jerusalem 1939. *Poster for the eulogy of Rabbi Chaim Ozer by Rabbi Eliezer Silver. New York, 1940. *Letter by Rabbi Ya'akov Rosenheim, to Rabbi Yitzchak Meir HaCohen Levine, about saving refugees. New York, 1946. *Invitation to the "Agudat Yisrael" convention in New York, after "Thank G-d, we have succeeded in bringing peace and unity to the members of our movement in this state". Signed by Rabbi Eliezer Silver. Cincinnati, 1947.8 items, various sizes and conditions.

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Collection of Signed Letters and Documents - Tiberias and Safed

Lot 414: Collection of Signed Letters and Documents - Tiberias and Safed

Description: Large collection of letters and documents on the affairs of Tiberias and Safed, including many letters by the rabbis of the city of Tiberias: Rabbi Moshe Kliers, Rabbi Ya'akov Chai Zrehen and Rabbi Asher Ze'ev Werner (a letter by Rabbi Zrehen is in the handwriting of his friend Rabbi Werner). Letters by Rabbi Elisha and Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Kliers [sons of Rabbi Moshe Kliers]; copy of the testament of Rabbi Moshe Kliers; regulations of the Ashkenasi "Chevra Kadisha" in Tiberias; polemic of the "Charedi" community of Tiberias, not to accept a rabbi on behalf of the "Knesset Yisrael" Chief Rabbinate; letters about the flood in Tiberias and the ruin of the ritual baths; interesting documents and letters by residents of Tiberias and by Safed rabbis and residents.More than 60 leaves, approximately 55 items. Various sizes and conditions.

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Collection of Letters and Printed Matter -

Lot 415: Collection of Letters and Printed Matter - "Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva" and Its Alumni

Description: *Letter from the yeshiva management, Lublin, 1930. *Letter of Torah thoughts and on matters pertaining to the yeshiva, by the senior student Rabbi Yisrael Yitzchak Taub. Pietrokov, 1927. *Letter of Torah thoughts, by Rabbi Fishel Shain. Kroscienko, 1933. *Poster with yeshiva study schedule. Lublin, c. 1930. *Booklet about the yeshiva, in Polish with photographs, by Hillel Tzeitlin. (Leaves cut in center). *Questionnaires completed by hand and signed by rabbis, by association for helping friends of "she'erit hapleita" after the Holocaust. *Letter concerning refugees, by the Organization of Students of Polish Yeshivot. Tel-Aviv, 1940. *Letters and printed matter," Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva" in Detroit. 1943-1951.16 items, various sizes and conditions.

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Letter Rabbi Ya'akov Chananya Kovo - Thessaloniki

Lot 416: Letter Rabbi Ya'akov Chananya Kovo - Thessaloniki

Description: Letter by Rabbi Ya'akov Chananya Kovo to "Kollelot Adat Yeshurun in Craiova" (Craiova, Romania). Thessaloniki, [1865]. Request concerning native of Thessaloniki who departed to Craiova and has not contacted his concerned family for an extended period of time. Rabbi Ya'akov Kovo (1824-1907), chief rabbi, Av Beit Din and Rosh Yeshiva in Thessaloniki; son of Rabbi Chananya Kovo, who too was among scholars of Thessaloniki, and descendant of a famous rabbinic family from Greece. His book, Kochav Ya'akov (Thessaloniki, 1915) is the last responsa book by rabbis of Thessaloniki which was printed in the city. Official stationery, 26 cm. Fair condition, tears on folding marks.

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Letter by Rabbi Shlomo Bachar Shmuel to Rabbi Moshe Ya'akov Otolingi - Yanina, 1898 / Play -

Lot 417: Letter by Rabbi Shlomo Bachar Shmuel to Rabbi Moshe Ya'akov Otolingi - Yanina, 1898 / Play - "HaDikduk"

Description: Letter by Rabbi Shlomo Bachar Shmuel to Rabbi Moshe Ya'akov Otolingi. [Yanina, Greece], 1898.Long letter, first part is criticism of Jews who neglect the mitzvoth. Further on, the writer tells of the state of the rabbinate in his city and of the local rabbis, Rav HaChashmal [Rabbi Chaim Shmuel HaLevi] and Rabbi Yehuda Kimchi [later Rabbi of Tripoli]. The last section discusses grammar topics.The writer, Rabbi Shlomo Bachar Shmuel, a Torah scholar of Yanina, died at a young age and his father published his sermons in the book Yeriot Shlomo [Jerusalem, 1909).The letter recipient, Rabbi Moshe Ya'akov Otolingi (1840-1901), from the Otolingi rabbinic family in Italy, a mohel, scribe and renowned educator. Served first as principal of the Talmud Torah in Livorno. in 1880, moved to serve as principal of Thessaloniki Talmud Torah and achieved a lot in the field of education in the city. Also wrote pedagogic articles, poems and plays.* Stencil-copied manuscript: "HaDikduk - Comedy of joyous play" [the characters are Yehoyada - a leading Galil figure, Yosef - his son, Menashe - veterinarian and Yehonatan - Torah scholar]. Apparently, the play was written by Rabbi Moshe Otolingi. (Italian dedication from 1897).Letter, [4] pages. Play, [5] pages. 27 cm. Good condition, folding marks, several tears.

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Letter by Rabbi Mordechai Nurok - Mitau, 1902 - With Response of Rabbi Shneur Zalman Hirshowitz

Lot 418: Letter by Rabbi Mordechai Nurok - Mitau, 1902 - With Response of Rabbi Shneur Zalman Hirshowitz

Description: Letter by Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Nurok, to Rabbi Shneur Zalman Hirshowitz Rabbi of Goldingen. Mitau, Kislev 1901.In the letter, Rabbi Nurok describes his efforts to arrange residential rights in Goldingen (Latvia) for Rabbi Dov Nochimovsky, grandson of Rabbi Shneur Zalman Hirshowitz. On the remaining empty page is a draft of the response to Rabbi Nurok, in the handwriting of Rabbi Shneur Zalman Hirshowitz.Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Nurok (1885-1962), son of Rabbi Zvi Nurok Rabbi of Mitau, Latvia and his successor in its rabbinate. A leader of Latvian Jewry, active in Zionism, he was affiliated with the Mizrachi movement and member of the Latvian parliament. Was very active in attaining authorizations for Jews to reside in the Corland region which includes the city of Mitau, and this letter is an example. He ascended to Eretz Yisrael after the Holocaust, served as Knesset member for many years and even served as Post Minister.The recipient of the letter, Rabbi Shneur Zalman Hirshowitz Rabbi of Goldengen (1798-1904), friend of the Netziv from the days they studied together at the Volozhin Yeshiva, and close disciple of Rabbi Yisrael of Salant. Served for a short while in the Boisk rabbinate, and from the year 1851, served for over 50 years as Rabbi of Goldengen. Authored Even Yisrael from the teachings of his teacher Rabbi Yisrael Salant and Even Bochan, his glosses on the Alfes [Gilayon Alfes] printed in the Talmud editions of the Re'em printing press in Vilnius. His grandson (his granddaughter's husband) Rabbi Dov Nochimovsky, who is discussed in this letter, eventually succeeded him as rabbi of Goldengen (died in 1930).[4] pages. 21 cm. Fair condition, stains, folding marks and tears, reinforced with glue.

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Collection of Rabbinic Letters

Lot 419: Collection of Rabbinic Letters

Description: Collection of Rabbinic letters, most were written in efforts to attain immigration certificates to Eretz Yisrael in the 1930s:*Letter by Rabbi Moshe Frankel "Ra'avad" of Chizeva, 1934. Letter [and invitation with handwritten inscription] by Rabbi Avraham Avli Rapaport Rabbi of Kalyus. 1935. *Letter of recommendation by Rabbi Ya'akov Yitzchak Weisblum Rabbi of Siewierz, Kislev 5695[ 1934]. *Letter by Rabbi Noach Rogoznitsky, a rabbi in Warsaw, 1934. *Letter of recommendation by Rabbi Yehoshua Levovitz Rabbi of Reteag. 1935. *Letter by the Kolomea rabbis, Rabbi David Reiz and Rabbi Chaim Zvi Te'omim. 1929. *Letter by Rabbi Avraham Michel Chaimovitz Rabbi of Danzig, 1935. *Letter by Rabbi Meir Karelitz, 1945. *Copy of correspondence with Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch (Re: If the author of "Or HaChaim" really wrote his work when teaching "Chumash" to his daughters, or if he never had any children). *Letter by the" Agudat Yisrael Beit Din Tzedek" signed by Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe Schlesinger. *Printed" Prozbul Shtar", signed by Rabbi Refael Katzenelbogin, 1938.13 items, various sizes and conditions.

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Letter by the

Lot 420: Letter by the "Tzaddik of Ra'anana" Rabbi Yitzchak Huberman

Description: Letter to "the member of Pe'ilim" handwritten and signed by Rabbi Yitzchak Huberman, Ra'anana, 1962.Rabbi Yitzhak HaCohen Huberman, "the Tzaddik of Ra'anana" (1896-1977). Born in Poland, studied Torah from Rabbi Ya'akov Mordechai of Belogorye, the "Shem Mi-Shmuel" of Sochatshev and from Rabbi Glickson (son-in-law of R' Chaim of Brisk). Known for his diligence and genius. Was close to the Gerrer Rebbes and had connection to Lubavitch school of thought as well. After the Holocaust, he served for 6 years as Rabbi in Wetzlar, Germany. Immigrated to Eretz -Israel and settled in Ra'anana. Known as a lofty tzaddik and a wonder-worker. Rabbi Shach writes about him in the approbation to his book" Ben L'Oshri", "Who is famous for being full of knowledge of revealed and hidden (Torah)". Postcard, 14.5 cm. Good-fair condition, file holes and creases.

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Archive of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Meltzer

Lot 421: Archive of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Meltzer

Description: Archive of letters and notebooks of Chidushei Torah of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Meltzer. Poland, USA and Eretz Israel, 1930's. Letters by his father-in-law Rabbi Tzvi Shteinman and by other personalities, as well as various photographs. Collection includes: * Approximately twenty personal letters written by Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Meltzer to his family members, while residing in USA and Poland [where Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda served as administrator of his brother-in-law, Rabbi Aharon Kotler's Kletzk Yeshiva]. * Notebooks of Chidushei Torah in handwriting of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda. * Several letters by his father-in-law Rabbi Tzvi Shteinman, Rabbi of Rechovot, to his family members. * Letters from various people. * Graduation photograph of Midrashiyat No'am in Pardes Chana, year 1, 1949. * Graduation photographs of Yeshivat HaDarom in Rechovot, between years 1964 and 1970. * Additional photographs. The Ga'on Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Meltzer (1899-1969), eldest son of the Ga'on Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, and disciple of the Alter of Novardok. Son-in-law of the Ga'on Rabbi Tzvi Shteinman (passed away in 1947), rabbi of Rechovot. Served as chief rabbi of Pardes Chana where he founded the Kletzk Yeshiva which was the basis for Midrishiyat No'am in Pardes Chana. In 1947 moved to Rechovot and succeeded his father-in-law in the rabbinate of the city, where he established Yeshivat HaDarom, and after devoting himself to the Yeshiva, resigned from the rabbinate of Rechovot and passed it on to Rabbi Elimelech Bar-Shaul, whereas he remained only in position of Av Beit Din. Over 30 letters, two notebooks and five photographs. Various sizes and conditions.

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Archive of Mifal HaTorah Jerusalem

Lot 422: Archive of Mifal HaTorah Jerusalem

Description: Large collection of hundreds of signed documents from the Mifal HaTorah archive in Jerusalem. Signed questionnaires, letters of satisfaction from those insured, copies of telegrams, signed membership forms (some with photographs) and Kupat Holim booklets with photographs and signatures. 1950s until c. 1965. Mifal HaTorah was a welfare and medical assistance organization for yeshiva families in Jerusalem and in Eretz Yisrael. During the years, members joined the medical insurance arrangement with the Kupat Holim for National Employees. Among the members who signed these forms are many signatures of renowned rabbis and rebbes of the previous generation and of the elder yeshiva heads living our times. For example: Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz [Head of Mir Yeshiva]; Rabbi Moshe Finkel; Rabbi Aryeh Finkel; Rabbi Shalom Saffrin of Kamrana; Rabbi Yechiel Leifer; Rabbi Yisrael Grossman; Rabbi Moshe Halberstam; Rabbi Baruch David Povarsky; Rabbi Nissim Toledano; Rabbi Shimon Ba'adani; Rabbi Zvi Kushelevsky; Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth; Rabbi Elchanan Kunstadt; Rabbi Ya'akov Katz; Rabbi Zundel Kroizer; and many other dozens of signatures by renowned rabbis and public figures.Hundreds of documents and dozens of passport photographs, various sizes and conditions. Some are whole and some torn by hand before discarding the forms from the archive.

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Rabbi Goren - Letter and Books with Dedications

Lot 423: Rabbi Goren - Letter and Books with Dedications

Description: * Letter by Rabbi Shlomo Goren, Chief Rabbi of Israel, to Rabbi Yosef Schlesinger. Jerusalem, 1983. (Typewritten and stamped by hand). * Two copies of book of Rabbi Shlomo Goren, Meshiv Milchama, volume III, Jerusalem [1986]. Includes inscription by Rabbi Goren to various personalities, one from "day of publication". * Sefer Har HaBayit, Meshiv Milchama section four, Jerusalem, [1992]. Includes inscription by Rabbi Goren. Various sizes. Very good condition, folding marks on letter.

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Manuscript, Chevra Kadisha Notebook - Miskolc Community, 1768-1811

Lot 424: Manuscript, Chevra Kadisha Notebook - Miskolc Community, 1768-1811

Description: Manuscript, Chevra Kadisha notebook of the community of Miskolc, Hungary. [1768-1811].Painted title page with colored ink: "This notebook of the Miskolc community, ... we have gathered together to do loving kindness...".Names and details of Jews of the Miskolc community, list of deaths, accounts and debts, the society's decisions and signatures of those in charge.The date on the title page is 1768 (the Gregorian date is unclear), apparently this is the date of the preparation of the notebook and the writing of the members at the top of the pages. Later on, the notebook was used for writing regulations and decisions of the Chevra Kadisha and for inscriptions of the members' matters, from the years 1808-1811, with signatures of the society's members and the people in charge.[60] leaves, 26 cm. Good condition, stains and wear. Leather binding, damages.

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Emissary (Meshulach) Notebook of Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov Pardo - For Printing the Book Chasdei David - 1887-1896 - Important Signatures

Lot 425: Emissary (Meshulach) Notebook of Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov Pardo - For Printing the Book Chasdei David - 1887-1896 - Important Signatures

Description: Manuscript - Notebook of emissary Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov [Mirkado] Pardo, who traveled to collect money for printing the book Chasdei David on the Tosefta, authored by his grandfather Rabbi David Pardo. [1887-1896].The first parts of Chasdei David on the Tosefta, on Sedarim Zera'im, Moed, Nashim and Nezikin, were printed during the author's life in Livorno in 1776-1790; however, the work on Sidrei Kodshim and Taharot remained in manuscript form. In 1887, Rabbi Moshe Pardo Ra'avad of Jerusalem and of Thebes Egypt desired to print the last two parts [Tosefet Kedusha and Tosefet Tahara]. His nephew Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov Pardo was sent abroad to collect money for expenses. He was equipped with this notebook, which starts with approbations and recommendations by Eretz Yisrael Torah scholars of those days. During his journey, signatures and recommendations of rabbis and various figures from the communities he reached were added to the notebook. Because he fulfilled his mission, Seder Kodshim was printed in Jerusalem in 1890. Later, efforts were expended to print the work on Seder Taharot as well and in 1896, Jerusalem Torah scholars signed again a special recommendation for Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov Pardo in the same notebook, but Seder Taharot was never printed. The notebook starts with letters of recommendation from 1887, by Rabbi Moshe Pardo [Ra'avad of Jerusalem and Ra'avak of Thebes who was Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov's uncle], followed by another letter signed by Sefardi Jerusalem rabbis; Rishon LeZion Rabbi Refael Meir Panigel, Rabbi Ya'akov Shaul Elyashar and a recommendation letter by Rabbi Shmuel Salant [signature slightly torn]. The following leaves have recommendation signed by rabbis: Hebron rabbis, Rabbi Eliyahu Saliman Meni, Rabbi Yom Tov Parche and Rabbi Rachamim Yosef Franko; a letter by Rabbi Moshe HaLevi - the Chacham Bashi of Turkey; a letter by Rabbi Yitzchak Abulafia Rabbi of Damascus.Further on, are letters by rabbis of various communities in the Turkish Balkan cities, and from Tlemsan [Algeria]. On the margins are many signatures of contributors and subscribers from their communities. Amongst the names are Rabbi Leon Pinchi and Rabbi Avraham Avinon of Sarajevo, Rabbi Ya'akov Chananya Kobo of Thessaloniki, Rabbi Chaim Belaich of Tlemsan Algeria, Rabbi Mordechai Giron - Chacham Bashi of Adrianople, etc. Further in the notebook are letters of recommendation by Jerusalem rabbis from 1896 for printing the second volume on Seder Taharot, signed by the Rishon LeZion Rabbi Ya'akov Shaul Elyashar, Rabbi Shmuel Salant, Rabbi Refael Yitzchak etc.A number of pages are in French, with signatures and lists from various people with several signatures of Rabbi Moshe Pardo.[30] written pages, 35 cm. Fair condition, coarse tears to bottom corner of all leaves with damage to text and signatures. Stains. Loose or detached leaves. Damaged binding.

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Emissary (Meshulach) Notebook of and Rabbis' Letters - Ridvaz Yeshiva in Safed - 1912

Lot 426: Emissary (Meshulach) Notebook of and Rabbis' Letters - Ridvaz Yeshiva in Safed - 1912

Description: A memorial notebook for philanthropists prepared for Rabbi Avraham Greenblatt, emissary for the "General Talmud Torah and Yeshiva for the Torah of Eretz Yisrael" of the Ridvaz. Safed, 1912.Colored decorated title page. Printed regulation. At the beginning of the notebook are handwritten regulations. Signed by Rabbi "Naftali Chana'ls grandson of the Besht", Rabbi "Yosef Rabinowitz" and Rabbi "Yehuda Leib son of R' Sokolovsky".* Letter signed by the Heads of the Yeshiva: Rabbi "Yosef Kanowitz" and the stamp of his father-in-law Rabbi "Ya'akov David Ridvaz". *Letter signed by heads of the community and public institutes in Safed with stamps illustrated with the institutes. * Letter handwritten and signed by the Chief Chacham Bashi of the Ottoman Empire, Rabbi Moshe Nachum of Constantinople "Chief Rabbi of the Turkish Empire'. * Letter written in German (unidentified signature). * Few entries of the institute's income and expenses.Volume 22 cm. Notebook leaves bound from printed leaves with the yeshiva's logo from 190--. Most leaves are empty. Fair condition. Original semi-leather binding.

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Notebook of Remembrance of the Dead - Jerusalem, 1920's-1930's

Lot 427: Notebook of Remembrance of the Dead - Jerusalem, 1920's-1930's

Description: Collection of notebooks for commemoration of souls on death anniversary. [Jerusalem, 1920's and 1930's]. 13 volumes. Notebook for each month of the year [Separate notebooks for Adar I and Adar 2]. Two pages allocated for each day of the year where name of deceased, name of father, year of death, name of relative, no. of letter sent, name of city and address, listed in orderly columns. Contains hundreds of names from many places throughout the world. Apparently, used in one of charity or Torah institutions in city of Jerusalem. 13 volumes. 28 cm. Good condition. Stains and wear. Worn bindings.

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Handwritten Notebooks of the Tiberias Community

Lot 428: Handwritten Notebooks of the Tiberias Community

Description: Collection of handwritten notebooks of the Tiberias community. Many names and details, including names of rabbis etc.*Notebook of the Tiberias City Council, expenses and income from 1940. Oriental and Ashkenasic writing [last names of Moroccan rabbis of Tiberias]. *Journal for 1940-1941, apparently in the handwriting of Rabbi Baruch Toledano of Tiberias, with interesting details of the city's lifestyle and the time before the establishment of the State of Israel. *List of names which need support" [stencil printing]. *Notebook with lists of marriages and births. Many names. [1930s].Various sizes and conditions.

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Letter and List of People Supported by Kollel Holland Deutschland and Batei Machse - Jerusalem, 1857

Lot 429: Letter and List of People Supported by Kollel Holland Deutschland and Batei Machse - Jerusalem, 1857

Description: Letter and List of People Supported by Kollel Holland Deutschland and Batei Machse in Jerusalem, to the philanthropists David Hershel and Yosef Boskowitz of Pest [Budapest]. Jerusalem, 1857. German.Request for monetary assistance from the philanthropists mentioned above and their communities, for the poor residents of Jerusalem, especially for the families and widows of the Sefardi community. Rabbi Yochanan Hirsh Shlank, Azriel Zelig Housdorf and other names. Stamp of "Ahavat Zion Synagogue of Kollel Deutschland... Jerusalem".* Attached to the letter is another leaf with a Hebrew list of the names of needy families, with the number of family members and a list of widows. Most are apparently Sefardi families. The letter and the list of names were written on a thin bluish paper.Letter [2] pages, 27.5 cm + leaf 26 cm. Good condition. Stains, folding marks and tears.

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Manuscript, Copy from the Notebook of Places in the Synagogue, Óbuda, 1824

Lot 430: Manuscript, Copy from the Notebook of Places in the Synagogue, Óbuda, 1824

Description: Manuscript, "Copy of notebook of places" - Óbuda, today part of Budapest, (Hungary), [c. 1824].Pamphlet with copy of inscriptions and decision from the "notebook of places" regarding places of "Rabbi Leizer Segal" in the "Large Synagogue in the first women's section". Among the inscriptions is an explanation of the dispute over these places. The inscriptions are from 1821-1824 with the signature of "David the Small HaLevi Bettelheim".Pamphlet of leaves, [4] written pages. 18 cm. Bound in original binding with paper labels of the name and location of the seat.

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Handwritten Lectures by Dr. Samuel Medoro on Circumcision / Copy of Letters by Italian Scholars and Maskilim Supporting the Abolishment of Metzitza (Sucking) - Italy, 19th Century

Lot 431: Handwritten Lectures by Dr. Samuel Medoro on Circumcision / Copy of Letters by Italian Scholars and Maskilim Supporting the Abolishment of Metzitza (Sucking) - Italy, 19th Century

Description: 1. Trattato della Circoncisione, del Chiarissimo Chirurgo Operatore Dr. Samuel Medoro di Padua [The Foundations of Circumcision, by the renowned surgeon Dr. Samuel Medoro of Padua]. Italy, February-March 1838. Italy.Handwritten notebook, written by a student of Samuel Medoro in the Rabbinical Beit Midrash in Padua, where Medoro taught. The Jewish physician Prof. Samuel Medoro (1788-1854), received his training in the University of Padua, served as surgeon in the La Confraternità Israelitica "Sovvegno" di Padova which endowed medical assistance to Jews throughout Italy; publicized many medical articles. [9] pages + [1] enclosed leaf, 19.5 cm. Good condition. Tears to enclosed leaf.2. Manuscript, copy of letters by Italian "scholars" and maskilim, supporting the abolishment of metzitzah during circumcision. Italy, 19th century, later than 1852. Italian.Copies of letters sent during 1847-1852, expressing support of the abolishment of metzitzah. The following letters are included: an opinion by Dr. Samuel Medoro, for the students of the Rabbinical Beit Midrash of Padua (Nov. 18, 1847); letter by Hillel L. Della Torre, rabbi and teacher of theology in the Rabbinical Beit Midrash of Padua (June 24, 1849); letter by Mordechai (Marco) Samuel Ghirondi of Padua with approbations of David Chananya (D. G. R.) Viterbi and Shmuel David Lutzatto; letters by Aryeh (Leon) Ascoli, Abraham Lattes, Shabtai Elchanan (Sabbato Graziadio) Treves, Yitzchak Shmuel Reggio, Moshe Asson; letter written in Piemonte on September 10, 1848 by Hillel Cantoi and copied on October 1851 from the archive of the Padua community by the request of Eliyahu Pisa of Ferrara, and with the authorization of the Community Secretary Avraham Shalom; written further in the letter that beginning with the month of November 1851, the Chief Rabbis Ascoli and Reggio have abolished metzitza in the city of Ferrara; the last letter from Masadye (Bounajuto) Gallico was written for Moshe Eliyahu ben Zecharya Pisa of Ferrara. [15] leaves, 19 cm. Good condition. Several detached leaves.See Manuscript Ms. Var. 765 of the National Library collection.

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Manuscript - Sefer Hogeh De'ot, by Scholar Moshe Orenstein

Lot 432: Manuscript - Sefer Hogeh De'ot, by Scholar Moshe Orenstein

Description: Manuscript, Sefer Hogeh De'ot, by learned scholar proficient in written and oral Torah. By Moshe Orenstein. Fine scribe writing (in Rashi writing, headings in square vowelized writing). Vowelized poem on page opposite title page ("LeMi Oy? LeMi Avoi?..."). Great composition by Moshe Orenstein (1839-1906), former Sadigura Chassid who became a famous enlightenist. Resided in Chortkiv and was among opposers of Sadigura. He took an active role in the affair related to Rabbi Dov Ber of Leova. Several of his compositions were printed; this manuscript was apparently not printed. [193] pages. 26 cm. Good condition, stains. Title page detached. Coarse tears on title page and on several leaves. Binding.

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Manuscript -

Lot 433: Manuscript - "Mata'ei Kedem Al Admat Tzafon" / "LaYesharim Tehila" - Berdichev, 1835

Description: Manuscript, fine copy of two compositions in Ashkenazi writing. * "Mata'ei Kedem Al Admat Tzafon", poems and plays by Shalom ben Ya'akov HaKohen [based upon 1818 Zholkva edition]. * "LaYesharim Tehila", play by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto - Ramchal [based upon 1825 Amsterdam edition]. Copyist: Yitzchak Segal Walkenstein. Berdichev, 1835. Separate title pages for both compositions. First composition entirely vowelized and second partially. Bound in original binding. 50, [137]; 113, [1] pages. 16.5 cm. Good condition, stains.

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Manuscript and Letters - Dr. Leopold Löw of Szeged

Lot 434: Manuscript and Letters - Dr. Leopold Löw of Szeged

Description: * Manuscript, sermons and thoughts, 1855-1888, by Rabbi Dr. Leopold (Lipot) Löw of Szeged (Hungary). Hebrew, Yiddish and Hungarian. Leopold Löw (1811-1875), historian and neological rabbi. Was considered founder of Hungarian reform movement and was the first to sermonize in the Hungarian language in synagogue [these sermons are from first period of service in Szeged].* Letter from Leopold Löw, and three letters from his son Dr. Emanuel Löw (1854-1944), neological rabbi, linguist, botanist and known researcher, who was appointed as chief rabbi of Szeged following the demise of his father. (Hungarian). Volume, approx. 140 written pages, good-fair condition, some leaves detached or torn out, tears and damage. Includes 4 letters, general condition good-fair.

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Genealogy of Rabbis of Yisrael Family of Rhodes - Copy of Author with Handwritten Additions

Lot 435: Genealogy of Rabbis of Yisrael Family of Rhodes - Copy of Author with Handwritten Additions

Description: Genealogy of rabbis of Yisrael family of Rhodes, by Dr. Simon [Shimon] Marcus. Jerusalem, [1935].Includes photograph plates of rabbis and their tombstones. Copy of author Dr. Marcus. Page margins contain many glosses and additions in his handwriting, apparently in preparation of printing of new edition of book. Leaves consist of letters [correspondence with Encyclopaedia Hebraica editorial staff] and additional handwritten leaves. 92 pages + 4 photograph plates. 24 cm. Good condition. Stains. Damaged cardboard binding.

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Sefer Sod HaShem - Amsterdam, 1709 / Handwritten Circumcision Record-Book - Germany, 1808-1848

Lot 436: Sefer Sod HaShem - Amsterdam, 1709 / Handwritten Circumcision Record-Book - Germany, 1808-1848

Description: Sefer Sod HaShem, prayers and explanations on commandment of circumcision. Rabbi David of Lida. Amsterdam, [1709]. Second edition. * Bound with manuscript, Pinkas Mohel [circumcision record-book]. [Germany, 1808-1850]. Contains 156 listings of circumcisions between 1808-1850. Hundreds of names and family details pertaining to Jewish families throughout cities of Southern Germany [names include: Weil, Lehmann, Bloch, Bomsel, Levi, Rothschild and others]. 32 leaves + [54] handwritten pages. Good condition, stains. Fine leather binding. Includes matching leather case.

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Sefer Sod HaShem - Vienna, 1814 / Circumcision Record-Book - Germany, 1832-1857

Lot 437: Sefer Sod HaShem - Vienna, 1814 / Circumcision Record-Book - Germany, 1832-1857

Description: Sefer Sod HaShem, prayers and explanations on commandment of circumcision. Rabbi David of Lida. Vienna, 1814. * Bound with manuscript, Pinkas Mohel [circumcision record-book]. [Germany, 1832-1857]. The circumcision record-book of the Gudensberg community and its region contains notations of 175 circumcisions which he performed between 1832-1857, in Gudensberg and other cities throughout Germany. The circumciser was a disciple of rabbi of the city, Rabbi Mordechai Wetzlar (first circumcision in the notepad is of one of Rabbi Mordechai Wetzlar's sons). The name of the owner is imprinted upon the leather binding. Hundreds of names listed throughout notepad including rabbis and family members of distinguished lineage of Orthodox Jews of Germany [names include: Wertheim, Posen, Emrich, Elias, Adler, Bloch, Spier, Fried, Rothschild, Goldschmidt and others].32 leaves + [57] handwritten pages. Good condition, stains. Fine leather binding.

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Sod Hashem - Vienna, 1837 / Handwritten Circumcision Record-Book - Austria

Lot 438: Sod Hashem - Vienna, 1837 / Handwritten Circumcision Record-Book - Austria

Description: Sod Hashem, prayers, laws, and customs of circumcision, by Rabbi David of Lida. Vienna, 1837. *Bound with: pinkas mohel [R' Lazi Stern?]. 29 entries of circumcisions. From 1851-1861. Hebrew, Yiddish-Deitsch and German. [Austria?]. Mention of families: Shvitzer, Hoffman, Tzvibach, etc.36 leaves + [7] handwritten pages. 17 cm. Good condition, stains. Original binding, worn.

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Manuscript, Circumcision Record-Book - Baden, Germany - 1821-1868

Lot 439: Manuscript, Circumcision Record-Book - Baden, Germany - 1821-1868

Description: Manuscript, circumcision record-book of Mohel Rabbi Meir Hanover [Baden region, Germany].Has 839 entries of circumcisions, from 1821-1868, of Jews from Richen in the Baden region [apparently where the mohel resided] and surrounding communities: Stebbach, Gemmingen, Ittlingen, Massenbach, Eppingen, etc.According to a late inscription on the cover leaf, the Mohel Rabbi Meir son of Moshe Hanover, was born in 1805 and died in 1887.At the beginning of the notebook, the mohel added an alphabetic index of names.[41], 183, [1] page. 15 cm. Good condition, stains, light wear. Some loose leaves. Worn binding.

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Sod Hashem - Mantua, 1743 /  Handwritten Circumcision Record-Book - Morocco

Lot 440: Sod Hashem - Mantua, 1743 / Handwritten Circumcision Record-Book - Morocco

Description: Sod Hashem, prayers and teachings, laws and customs of circumcision, by Rabbi David of Lida. Mantua, [1743]. With intentions for circumcision and its blessings by Rabbi Moshe Zakut - the Ramaz, and a kabalistic prayer prior to circumcision.Bound with: handwritten pinkas mohel (circumcision record-book). More than 100 names entered in Oriental handwriting, from 1891-1909. The first page has an inscription in another handwriting: "Said Meir Ochana, it is obvious to me that all these inscriptions are handwritten by Rabbi Masud Ebn David and Yosef..." [Rabbi Masud ben David and Yosef, a scholar of Safi Morocco, his signature is among rabbis' signatures who gave approbations to the book VaYishma Shaul by Rabbi Shaul Nachmias. Tunisia, 1909.Owner's stamps "Meir Ochana - Safi".27, [1] leaf. 16.5 cm. Good condition, stains.

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Manuscript, Verses and Blessings for circumcision (Brit Milah) - Germany

Lot 441: Manuscript, Verses and Blessings for circumcision (Brit Milah) - Germany

Description: Manuscript, verses and blessing to be said at a circumcision (Brit Milah). [Germany?, beginning of 20th century].Verses of VeCharot Imo HaBrit from the song said at the Red Sea, concluding with the verse of Shma Yisrael, the blessing that the father makes at the time of the Brit Milah, and the blessing "Just as he entered the brit...".Handsome scribal writing on thick paper. The text is written with alternating black and red ink, to differentiate between that which is said by the mohel and that which is said by the sandek, according to the custom brought by the poskim.* Attached is a typewritten leaf, with the version of the father's blessing in Latin letters.[7] pages. 18.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Wine and use stains, ink spread in several places. Bound with cover, front protective leaf is detached.

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Historical Archive of Unknown Letters and Documents - Concerning Rescue from the Holocaust

Lot 442: Historical Archive of Unknown Letters and Documents - Concerning Rescue from the Holocaust

Description: Huge collection of historical unknown letters and documents, concerning rescue from the Holocaust and caring for war refugees. Activities for rescue of rabbis and yeshiva students that escaped to Vilnius and Japan. Delivery of food packages and clothing to refugees in Siberia and in the Far East. Immigration certificates to Eretz -Yisrael. More.*Large bunch of letters handwritten and signed by the rescue leader Rabbi Chizkiyahu Yosef Mishkovsky Rabbi of Krynki. *Letters and postcards, by rabbis and yeshiva students from Lithuania, dated 1940-1941, from the time Lithuania was annexed by the Russians who established the independent Lithuanian government. Instructed by Rabbi Chaim Ozer, the yeshivas with their students escaped Nazi occupied Poland, to Vilnius and its region. Some of the refugees indeed survived via Russia (in the trans-Siberian train), from there to Japan, Shanghai, Eretz- Yisrael and America. However, in mid 1941, the Nazis conquered Lithuania and its region and with the assistance of local residents murdered approximately 97% of the Jews who remained there. We shall note some of those who wrote the letters: Rabbi Yosef Zosmonowitz Rabbi of Vilkomir; Rabbi Avraham Abba Resnick Rabbi of Pilviskiai; Rabbi Yosef Berkowitz, head of the "Maharsha Yeshiva" in Ostroh; the brothers Chaim and Isaac Osband from "Telz Yeshiva"; Yeshayahu HaLevi Altman and his companions from "Radin Yeshiva", students of Volozhin, Mir, and Chachmei Lublin Yeshivas who escaped to Vilnius etc. Most of the letters were sent to Chief Rabbi Yitzchak HaLevi Herzog. *Letters by Rabbi Herzog regarding rescue. *Long letter by a rescue emissary, Rabbi Zerach Varhaftig who altruistically traveled from Eretz- Yisrael to Lithuania in his position as representative of "HaMizrachi" and the Jewish Agency. These letters have many details of the attempts to rescue Rabbi Yitzchak Ze'ev of Brisk, Rabbi Aharon Kotler, Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman, Rabbi Aharon Bakst and many other rabbis. *Letters by heads of the world "Agudat Yisrael" movement and by various rabbis in Eretz- Yisrael about the rescue operations etc. Approximately 55 items, approximately 70 leaves. Various sizes and conditions.

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Certifications for

Lot 443: Certifications for "Shochet" and "Mohel", Vilnius and Kovno, 1940-1941

Description: A bundle of certifications with signatures and stamps of rabbis and leading "shochtim" and "mohelim" from Vilnius and Kovno, who approve the expertise of Rabbi Yitzchak Menachem Tapaliben for "milah, shechita" and "bedika", by Rabbi Yisrael Ya'akov Rabbi of Sudauen, Vengrov-Poland region [a Holocaust refugee from Poland, student at "Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva"]. Vilnius and Kovno, winter 1940-1941.4 leaves, various sizes and conditions.

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Important Letter by Rabbi Yitzchak Meir HaCohen Levine with Early Testimony of the Holocaust of European Jewry

Lot 444: Important Letter by Rabbi Yitzchak Meir HaCohen Levine with Early Testimony of the Holocaust of European Jewry

Description: Historical letter from the time of the Holocaust, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Yitzchak Meir HaCohen Levine, (Nov. 22, 1942).The letter relates "Our people's plight, in the Polish ghettos". He writes "I heard today, terrible indescribable things that are very difficult to believe. For example, two factories exist for murdering people and for removing the fat from their bodies and for crushing their bones". He continues, "The Jews from Belgium, Holland and Germany are being led to their slaughter and death. From Warsaw, 100,000 people were thus taken, from Lublin 50,000 and in Russia they did not leave one person alive." "... Hitler evidently commanded, to destroy all of European Jewry. Obviously, all is done murkily, and all are just rumors. But unfortunately, many signs indicate that this is true".Rabbi Yitzchak Meir HaCohen Levine (1894-1971), leader of the" World Agudat Yisrael" in Poland and in Eretz -Yisrael, son-in-law of Rebbe Avraham Mordechai of Gur. Ascended to Eretz -Yisrael in 1940, led the issues of" Charedi Jewry" with the government at the time the state was established, signed the Israel Scroll of Independence and served as minister in the first governments.2 pages, 24 cm. Good-fair condition, creases.

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Handwritten Leaf - Bardejov - Girl Murdered in the Holocaust

Lot 445: Handwritten Leaf - Bardejov - Girl Murdered in the Holocaust

Description: Handwritten leaf, with childish inscriptions of the verses of Tzidduk HaDin and Sanctification of G-d's name: "We have sinned, Our Rock, forgive us our Creator, Shema Yisrael... Hashem Hu Ha'Elokim". Above these verses is an indistinct sentence in Yiddish and the name of the girl: "Miriam Gittel Hollander-Halberstam Bardejov". On the reverse side of leaf are more inscriptions [practice writing?] with the name "Menachem Mendel Hollander" [apparently Gita's brother].The girl Gita Halberstam-Hollander of Bardejov, daughter of Rabbi Yosef Shmuel Shmelke Erlich-Hollander Rabbi of Ryglice and Bardejov. Son of Rebbe Yehuda of Nyirderzs. Her mother, Ms. Chaya Rivka was the daughter of Rabbi Naftali Zvi Unger of Bardejov, son of Rabbi Mosher Elyakim Beria Rabbi of Ambrova. The couple and their eight children were caught by the Nazis in the city of Nitra and sent to the crematoriums in Auschwitz on the first day of Succot 1944. Gita was murdered when she was about nine years old, together with her parents and siblings. Only two sisters managed to survive [see attached material].19 cm. Fair condition, coarse tears, creases and stains.

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Collection of Rabbis' Letters -

Lot 446: Collection of Rabbis' Letters - "She'erit HaPleita" Camps in Germany and Austria

Description: *Letter by Rabbi Yisrael Moshe Alevsky, Celle, 1946-1949. *Letters by Rabbi Aviezer Burstein, Feldefing, 1945-1946. *Letters by Rabbi Yehoshua Aharonson Rabbi of Sanik and on the" Agudat Yisrael" committee, Salzburg, 1946-1947. *More.11 letters. Various sizes and conditions.

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Interesting Letter by Rabbi David Sperber - Brasov, 1948

Lot 447: Interesting Letter by Rabbi David Sperber - Brasov, 1948

Description: Letter by Rabbi David Sperber Av Beit Din of Brasov, to Rabbi Chaim Leib Lerner of New York. [Brasov], [1948]. Lengthy and interesting letter in his handwriting and signature. Letter consists of many details pertaining to his life, situation of communities of Romania following the Holocaust, inquiry regarding Kashrut in America and request that he be granted assistance due to his dire economic state. He also mentions that he was requested to serve as president of executive committee and chief rabbi of Romania "in order to oversee the destroyed communities" and he did not refuse "because this is possibly the reason that the Almighty spared me from death". The letter refers as well to the War of Independence in Eretz Israel, which, at the time, was at its peak, and among the rest Rabbi Sperber attempts to clarify the validity of the rumor claiming "that the Rabbi of Ger and the Rabbi of Khust [= Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky] who reside in Jerusalem are departing to the United States until wrath subsides". Rabbi David Sperber - The Ga'on of Brasov (1875-1962, Otzar HaRabbanim 5075), among leading rabbis of Galicia and Romania. Native of Zbaltow, born into family of Vizhnitz Chassidim. Disciple of the Ga'on Rabbi Meir Arik. From 1908 served in the rabbinate and from 1922 served as rabbi of Brasov. Author of "Afarsekta De'Anya", "Michtam LeDavid" and other compositions. Was active during the Holocaust for the benefit of European Jewry and was famous for releasing Agunot ["chained" woman bound in marriage by a husband who refuses to grant a divorce or who is missing and not proven dead] following the Holocaust. In 1949 immigrated to Eretz Israel and was among leaders of Council of Torah Sages. 30 cm. Fair condition, tears on folding marks.

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Archive of Letters and Documents - Holocaust Refugees in the Far East (Kobe and Shanghai)

Lot 448: Archive of Letters and Documents - Holocaust Refugees in the Far East (Kobe and Shanghai)

Description: Collection of unknown letters and documents, by Holocaust refugees and "yeshiva" students in the Far East. 1941-1946.One of the wonders of the survival of the Jewish people and Torah students was in the flight of thousands of Jews from independent Lithuania to Japan in 1940 by the trans-Siberian train to the Vladivostok port. From there, they departed by ship through Japanese waters to Kobe, Japan's capital. Only some of the refugees succeeded in proceeding to the USA and Eretz- Yisrael, the rest remained in Japan. The Japanese government, which initially just authorized visas to pass via Japan to other countries did not approve the arrival of the thousands of refugees and exiled the rest of the refugees to the cities of Shanghai and Charbin in China [at that time under Japanese jurisdiction], where they stayed until 1946, after the end of World War II.In this collection are letters from Kobe, most concerning the acquisition of visas to the USA and certificates to Eretz -Yisrael and various other letters and documents from Kobe and Shanghai. *Letters from the "Ashkenasi Jewish Community in Shanghai", from the "Ohel Moshe" Synagogue in Shanghai and from the "Jewish Community in Charbin". *Letters by Rabbi Shmuel Schadrovitsky, from Singapore, Kobe and Shanghai and letters to him. [Rabbi Shmuel Schadrovitsky, the Rabbi of Bialystok, was sent on a rescue mission to the Far East on behalf of "Agudat Yisrael" and the organization of rabbis who emigrated from Poland, to care for the refugees in the Far East as a representative of the Jewish agency and the exiled Polish government]. *Handwritten protocols of meetings of the committee of assistance for rescue which were conducted in Kobe, attended by Rabbi Shmuel Schadrovitsky. * Certificate with photograph, of Rabbi Simcha Elberg; a letter from him and telegrams with good wishes on his marriage, from his friends in the "Mir Yeshiva" in Shanghai. *List of the students of the"Lubavitch Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim" who reached Kobe, and a letter by Rabbi Shemarya Gur Aryeh [son-in-law of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson] on this matter. *List of the students of the "Radin Yeshiva", on stationary of the "Chafetz Chaim Yeshiva" in the USA. *Various letters from Kobe and Shanghai and letters sent there. *More.Approximately 30 items, various sizes and conditions.

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Collection of Letters from Students of Mir Yeshiva, Kobe (Japan) - 1941

Lot 449: Collection of Letters from Students of Mir Yeshiva, Kobe (Japan) - 1941

Description: Collection of letters sent to Rabbi Anschel Weinhaus, by his companions, disciples of the Mir Yeshiva, Kobe (Japan), 1941.From the content of the letters it appears that the young man Anschel Weinhaus arrived directly at Shanghai, and his friends who possessed transit visas via Japan, are updating him regarding happenings in the Yeshiva and efforts being made in order to obtain entry permits to the USA. * Lengthy letter by young man Kalman Lichtenstein [eventually rabbi in the USA] who portrays events from the Yeshiva, and efforts made for the benefit of the Yeshiva, in home of Ashkenazi rabbi in Shanghai. * Letter by young man Moshe Bunim Pirutinsky [eventually rabbi in the USA, author of Sefer HaBrit on laws of circumcision], who relates that he is writing concisely "since time is of essence and I am presently occupied with delving into serious matters in Yevamot". * Two lengthy letters from young man by name of "Anschel" who mentions happenings in the Yeshiva and efforts made in order to obtain Visas to the USA and refusal of American authorities and Cuban ambassador to assist the refugees. He relays that Rabbi Chaim [Shmulevitz] is delivering classes and Rabbi Yechezkel [Levenstein] is imparting ethical discourses, and is urging them to travel to Shanghai. He relays and quotes an acute dialogue between Rabbi Chaim and USA ambassador in Cuba, who refuses to grant visas to the refugees, and mentions that only the ambassador in Yokohama has succeeded in obtaining several visas. As well, he relates the policy of the USA migration authorities refusing to grant visas to anybody whose family is under German or Russian occupation for fear of espionage... [tragic decision which prevented many Holocaust escapees from finding refuge]. Two young men by the name of Anschel Weinhaus studied in the Mir Yeshiva in Shanghai. Apparently, both letters were written from one to the other. Following the war one of them arrived in Bnei Brak, taught Torah and passed away in 1978, and the second [disciple of Rabbi Baruch Ber in Kamenitz Yeshiva] arrived in the USA where he served in the rabbinate and passed away approximately four years ago. 4 letters, 8 pages, various sizes and conditions.

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Letters from Shanghai - By Rabbi Shimon Kalish son of the Vorka Rebbe

Lot 450: Letters from Shanghai - By Rabbi Shimon Kalish son of the Vorka Rebbe

Description: Bundle of letters, by Rabbi "Shimon Kalish son of the Vorka Rebbe", and other letters concerning him by his sister "Yuta Tshepnik" and US community leaders. Shanghai, 1941-1946.In letters written in 1941 after his arrival in Shanghai, the writer complains of the difficult situation and calls for help in attaining a US visa. In letters from 1946, he turns to Chassidim who were his father's disciples with words of inspiration. His words include Torah and Chassidic thoughts from "The Rebbe my brother Rabbi Chaim Simcha Bunim" of Warsaw [at that time he did not yet know that his brother perished in the Holocaust].Rabbi Shimon Kalish, son of the Vorka Rebbe Avraham Moshe of Polaniec (see Item 307) and grandson of Rebbe Simcha Bunim of Otvosk. Student at the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva, exiled to Shanghai, later reached the US where he was active in Torah and Chassidism. In 1938, his brother Rabbi Simcha Bunim succeeded his father as Rebbe and was murdered in the Holocaust. His brother Rabbi Ya'akov David Baruch survived the Holocaust via Switzerland and served as Vorka Rebbe in the US and in Eretz Yisrael.10 letters, approximately 17 pages. 7 letters are handwritten and signed by Rabbi "Shimon Kalish". Various sizes and conditions.

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