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auction 22 - Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical Letters

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd


517 lots | 504 with images

May 8, 2012

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Sefer Torah of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness

Lot 1: Sefer Torah of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness

Description: Sefer Torah from the beit midrash adjacent to the grave of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness in Tiberias, [1891]. Ink on parchment, handsome Sefardi handwriting from the 19th century. In a velvet-covered wooden holder, ornamented with brass and silver cut and beaten [some are attached to the wood with nails]. On the inner side is a hand-illustrated and colored paper, with inscription: "Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness he shall merit doing mitzvot and good deeds, 1891". A beaten silver band around the holder with the inscription: "This holder and sefer Torah belongs to the woman Kozmah bat Tzalach Ezra Mashiach who dedicated it in honor of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness 1891". At the Hillula of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness in Tiberias (on the 14th of Iyar), the custom was to take out all the Torah scrolls from the ark and dance with them in a joyous and magnificent parade (responsa VaYomer Meir, Volume 2, Siman 59; Avanim BaChoma, pages 65-66). Many segulot of salvations are known in the merit of giving charity and prayer with saying the name of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness [their source is according to the Talmud in the name of Rabbi Meir himself that said to the guard of the prison "Eloka D'Meir Aneini" for salvation, see Tractate Avoda Zara 18, 1]. The buyer shall receive the document of authorization of the sale of the scroll by those in charge of the grave of Rabbi Meir Ba'al Haness. Height of parchment: 47 cm. Maximum height of holder: 97 cm. Scroll is in good condition [its kashrut has not been investigated], the inner fabric of holder and the outer velvet are

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Torah Scroll  - Syria, 18th Century

Lot 2: Torah Scroll - Syria, 18th Century

Description: Torah Scroll on thin dark parchment. [Syria, 18th century?]. Completions and revisions in different handwriting from that period. Not thoroughly examined. Height of parchment Approx. 44 cm. General condition good.

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Torah Scroll  - Turkey, 16th/17th Century

Lot 3: Torah Scroll - Turkey, 16th/17th Century

Description: Torah Scroll on parchment. [Turkey? 16th/17th century?]. Fine scribe writing. Revisions. Not thoroughly examined. Height of parchment Approx. 41 cm. General condign good.

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Megillat Esther on Parchment - illustrated

Lot 4: Megillat Esther on Parchment - illustrated

Description: Megillat Esther on pale brown parchment, ancient scribe writing [18th century?], first two sheets completed in more recent writing, on pale brown parchment. These sheets contain simple illustrations, of various images from the Megilla, which were also illustrated on the sheets of the ancient Megilla. Height of sheets 17-19 cm. Good-fair condition, stains and wear. Parchment lace for tying. Stylish wooden post, Approx. 35 cm. , damaged and incomplete.

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Megillat Esther - 11 Rows

Lot 5: Megillat Esther - 11 Rows

Description: Megillat Esther written on parchment, with fine scribe writing ("Beit Yosef" writing), 11 rows. [Early 20th century]. According to the opinion of the Vilna Ga'on and the Chatam Sofer, the letters of the sheet listing the names of" the ten sons of Haman" should be the same size as the rest of the Megilla. According to other opinions, the ten sons of Haman should be listed on one whole sheet and in large letters. In our generation, meticulously observant people have begun to write the entire Megilla on only 11 rows, to comply with all opinions. These Megillot are more expensive since they have more sheets than the regular Megillot. It is rare to find a Megilla with 11 rows from such an early period of time, [most of the Halcha authorities who discuss this disagreement, do not propose this solution of writing 11 rows. See Mishnah Berurah Siman 691, Sha'ar HaTzion, 16. It is well known that the Chazon Ish owned such a Megilla]. Height of parchment 17.5 cm. Good-fair condition, faded ink in many letters. Usage stains.

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Miniature Torah Scrolls

Lot 6: Miniature Torah Scrolls

Description: Two miniature Torah Scrolls, printed on paper and rolled onto" Atzei Chaim" (of wood and plastic). [USA? 1940's?]. One placed within red cloth" mantle "with Star of David and caption "Toraht Moshe" and "Torah" printed upon it. Second placed within colorful paper "mantle", with Star of David and "Torah Crown" printed upon it. * Includes "Order of Meal and Blessings" (Birkat HaMazon and Birkat HaNehnin) with English translation [USA? 1940's]. Printed upon paper and rolled as a scroll upon wooden handle. Various sizes and conditions.

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Printed Booklets for Aliya L'Torah - Vienna

Lot 7: Printed Booklets for Aliya L'Torah - Vienna

Description: A set of printed "booklets" for aliya l'Torah. [Vienna, beginning of 20th century]. Each "booklet" is comprised of two leaves, pasted unto a hard cover. The blessings of the aliya l'Torah are printed on one leaf and on the other is a list of the institutes in Vienna for contributions to charity [in each booklet a red ink line is drawn under the name of one of the institutes]. A paper label is pasted on the cover of each booklet with the name of the aliya [cohen, levi, shlishi etc. ] or the honor bestowed [hagbaha and gelila]. The booklets were distributed before the Torah reading amongst the men who were designated to receive an aliya. Attached is a matching cardboard sheet on which the names of the aliyot and the honors are printed. 11 booklets + a cardboard sheet, in their original box. Overall good condition.

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El Maleh Rachamim - Prayer on Parchment - In Memory of the Martyrs of Nemirov Congregation in 1648

Lot 8: El Maleh Rachamim - Prayer on Parchment - In Memory of the Martyrs of Nemirov Congregation in 1648

Description: El Maleh Rachamim. Lamentation for 20th of Sivan for "the great Rabbi Yechiel Michel of the Nemirov congregation who was martyred in 1648" and for martyrs of the 1648 and 1649 Khmelnytsky Uprising. [Eastern Europe, early 18th century?]. Manuscript on parchment; last leaf contains calligraphic flower-patterned ornament. Lamentation in alphabetical order (printed in the Ya'abetz prayer book). During the 1648 and 1649 Khmelnytsky Uprising over one hundred thousand Jews from towns of Southern Ukraine and Poland were brutally massacred by the Cossack military under the leadership of Bogdan Khmelnytsky. On the 20th of Sivan 1648, the entire congregation of Nemirov was massacred, approximately six thousand men, women and children together with their esteemed rabbi, Rabbi Yechiel Michel. This day was established for generations as a fast day on which lamentations composed especially for this day are recited. The fast day of the 20th of Sivan is kept throughout certain congregations until today and the Belz Rebbe recently reestablished this custom in memory of the Holocaust. [4] pages. 17 cm. Good condition, stains.

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Shiviti on Parchment - Jerusalem, 1921

Lot 9: Shiviti on Parchment - Jerusalem, 1921

Description: Shiviti, with Lamnatze'ach Menorah, Holy Names, intentions and unifications according to Kabbalah. Signed "Young Rachamim David, Rosh Chodesh Adar II 1921". The writer is possibly Rabbi Rachamim David Sharim (1869-1934), genius and Kabbalist, author of "Sha'arei Rachamim", "Sha'arei Derech HaChaim" and more. Immigrated from Aram Tzova to Jerusalem in 1900, and studied Kabbalah from Rabbi Shaul Dweck [the Sadeh] and Rabbi Avraham Ades-Antebi. 22 cm. Good-fair condition, stains.

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Illustrated Handwritten Leaf - Etz Chayim Hi LaMachazikim Ba

Lot 10: Illustrated Handwritten Leaf - Etz Chayim Hi LaMachazikim Ba

Description: "Etz Chayim" - handwritten leaf, with colorful illustration of a tree branch bearing fruit and leaves, with listing of appropriate verses from Sefer Mishlei (3, 16-18): "Etz Chayim Hi LaMachazikim Ba VeTomcheha Me'ushar". On reverse side [Ashkenazi] handwritten list of Shisha Sidrei Mishnah, names of tractates and summary of chapters of each tractate and each order. 16X14 cm. Good condition. Stains, tears on margins.

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Collection of Leaves for Safeguarding and More

Lot 11: Collection of Leaves for Safeguarding and More

Description: See list in the Hebrew description. 11 items, various sizes and conditions.

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Shnot Chaim - Talisman Stamped by Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Pinto

Lot 12: Shnot Chaim - Talisman Stamped by Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Pinto

Description: "Shnot Chaim, talisman for success in business endeavors, grace and benevolence and protection against Evil Eye and any harm". Printed talisman by Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Pinto. Contains several lines of blessing in handwriting and signature of his son, Kabbalist Rabbi Chaim Pinto [Rabbi of Ashdod and Kiryat Malachi and chairman of "Shuva Yisrael" institutions established by his son, Kabbalist Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto]. 20 cm. Very good condition.

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Colorful Proclamation - Chanukah - Egypt

Lot 13: Colorful Proclamation - Chanukah - Egypt

Description: "Year of Redemption - Chanukah Blessings" - Colorful printed proclamation. Cairo - Alexandria [1940's?]. At center, illustration of Moshe Rabbeinu with tablets of the Ten Commandments, on right and left order of lighting of Chanukah candles in Hebrew and French. 27X36.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, folding marks and wear, scotch tape restoration on reverse side of leaf.

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Prayers and Blessings for the President of Egypt Gammel Abdel Nasser - Leaves from the Jewish Community in Cairo, 1962

Lot 14: Prayers and Blessings for the President of Egypt Gammel Abdel Nasser - Leaves from the Jewish Community in Cairo, 1962

Description: Four official documents of the Chief Rabbinate in Egypt, printed signed and stamped. Cairo [1962]. *Leaf of "Prayer when opening the ark", Typewritten, with a prayer for the president of Egypt and "The United Arab Republic": "Master of the Universe, look down from your holy place from the heavens and bless the United Arab Republic... raise higher and higher the president Gammel Abdel Nasser...". *Two printed documents, in Arabic - on one leaf: A translation of the prayer for the success of President Nasser and the United Arab Republic. On the other leaf: New Year wishes for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, a request from the community members to take care to keep the festival customs and guard the holiness of the synagogue. *A typewritten leaf, in French - New Year wishes, and a request from the community members to guard the holiness of the synagogue and to check the hechsher stamps on the meat. 4 leaves, 26-28 cm. Fair condition, folding marks and tears.

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Collection of Proclamations and Printed Material

Lot 15: Collection of Proclamations and Printed Material

Description: Varied collection of notices and proclamations, printed leaves and pamphlets. Jerusalem, 1890-1973. Notices on matters of Jewish law and reinforcement of Judaism, charity and synagogues, matters of polemic concerning Rabbi Kook and the shechita polemic, the "Mamzerim" scandal, prohibition to vote and a variety of other topics. Over 40 items, leaves and pamphlets. Varied size and condition.

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Prayer For

Lot 16: Prayer For "Choley-ra "- Germany

Description: "Prayer to be recited daily after Shmoneh Esreh prayer during cholera epidemic". [Schwerin - Germany, 19th century]. Printed leaf. Left column contains version of prayer in Hebrew and right column contains version of prayer in German. Leaf, [2] pages. 21X31 cm. Fair condition. Stains, wear and tear. Cut along width (between the two columns). Bibliographically unknown.

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Lot 17: Pogrom in Iasi, 1932 - Printed Proclamation

Description: "Great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing", printed proclamation on behalf of Committee of Rabbis and management of community of Iasi (Romania) following a pogrom which took place in one of the synagogues of the city. Iasi (Romaia), [1932.]. Hebrew, Yiddish and Romanian, in three columns. "Eve of 16th of Adar II 1932... hooligans broke into the 'Tapitzerer' Synagogue, destroyed all that was there and all the Torah Scrolls... were publicly burnt and trampled upon ...". 33X47 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Folding marks and tears. Notations and ink-stamp.

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Lot 18: Prayer For Victory of Troops of Romanian Army - Printed Proclamation - World War I

Description: "Prayer for victory of our troops, troops of Romanian army, on the battlefield". Printed proclamation. [Romania, World War I]. Hebrew and Romanian on two parallel columns. Prayer for success of Romanian military during the War and for welfare of Caesar Ferdinand I, king of Romania, and his family. Margins of leaf: "Recite this prayer twice a week on Monday and Thursday as well as on Shabbat, High Holy Days and Festivals, following the reading of the Torah". 48X55 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks, many notations on reverse side of proclamation.

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Rabbi Goren - Signatures

Lot 19: Rabbi Goren - Signatures

Description: Three paper items with signatures of Rabbi Shlomo Goren - Chief Military Rabbi and Chief Rabbi of Israel. Official envelope of Knesset [Israel's parliament] with signature of Rabbi Goren. * Envelope of "appearance Day" of "Philatelic Service" with greeting "may you be signed and sealed in the book of life" in handwriting and signature of Rabbi Goren. Beside it Signature of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. * Formal invitation for coronation of Rabbi Goren as Chief Rabbi of Tel- Aviv, Sivan 1971. Back of invitation contains several signatures of pubic personalities and politicians. Three items. Various sizes and conditions.

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Collection of Signatures - Rabbis and Public Personalities, Religious Zionism

Lot 20: Collection of Signatures - Rabbis and Public Personalities, Religious Zionism

Description: Collection of paper items (invitations, envelopes and booklets) with signatures of Rabbis and Israeli public personalities. Includes signatures of: Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef (two signatures), Rabbi Shlomo Goren, Rabbi Fishman-Maimon, Rabbi Mordechai Piron, Rabbi Neria, and several Knesset [Israel's parliament] members. Five items. Various sizes and conditions.

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Collection of Printed Leaves and Proclamations in Yiddish

Lot 21: Collection of Printed Leaves and Proclamations in Yiddish

Description: Printed leaves and proclamations in Yiddish: * "Tzu Di Radomer Yuden!" (To Jews of Radom) - Proclamation related to matters of Kashrut by the local Kashrut committee. Radom, [1928]. * Proclamation on behalf of Association of Rabbis of Poland in honor of elections for the Polish Seim. Signed: [in print] Vice-President of Association, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Kanal. Warsaw, [1935]. * "Matan Torah Un Hachzakat HaTorah" - Proclamation on behalf of "Va'ad HaYeshivot" [Yeshiva Committee] in Vilna. Appeal for donation in support of Torah learning in honor of holiday of Shavu'ot. Vilna [1928]. * "Baricht Far 3 Months" - Printed report of" Me'angei Shabbat "Association. Vilna, 1937. * Proclamation on behalf of "Presidium Fun Di Virtshapts-Grufen in Eastern-Galicia". [Lemberg] (reverse side contains translation of proclamation into Polish). Total of 5 items. Various sizes and conditions.

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Three Hand-illustrated Ketubot - Teheran, 1920

Lot 22: Three Hand-illustrated Ketubot - Teheran, 1920

Description: Three ketubot, written on pamphlets of several leaves, with colored and hand-illustrated frames. Teheran, 1920. Signatures of witnesses and rabbis on each of them. 3 ketubot in pamphlet form, each one between 4-8 pages. Average size 24.5 cm. Varied condition, good to fair. One if the ketubot is missing the first page with the introduction and date.

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Two Ketubot - Egypt / Persia

Lot 23: Two Ketubot - Egypt / Persia

Description: * Ketubah with hand-crafted colorful illustrated ornaments; filled in in handwriting; contains signatures of three witnesses. Hamadan (Persia), [1897?]. 44.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Folding marks and water stains. * Ketubah printed in gold and blue ink. For city of Tanta situated on the Nile (Egypt). Not filled in. Printed in Alexandria, c. 1910. 41.5 cm. Good condition, foxing.

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Illustrated Inscription For Wedding on Stenciled Cutout of Parchment - Frankfurt Am Main, 1763

Lot 24: Illustrated Inscription For Wedding on Stenciled Cutout of Parchment - Frankfurt Am Main, 1763

Description: "Mazal Tov... Kol Sason V'Kol Simcha Kol Chatan V'Kol Kala", magnificent inscription illustrated on flowered stenciled cutout of parchment. Given as a gift from members of the Beit Midrash "Klois of Rabbi Moshe Ken", in honor of wedding of "member Rabbi Yehuda Leib son of Rabbi Aharon Scheier. [Frankfurt am Main]. Elul (1763). The abovementioned groom is the Ga'on Rabbi Yehuda Leib son of Rabbi Aharon Scheier (1733-1821), Av Beit Din of Düsseldorf from c. 1780, among great scholars of Ashkenaz during his generation, (for additional information related to him see: Homilies of the Chatam Sofer II, pp. 423-424). A eulogy pamphlet"Shalosh yevavot", was printed in his memory by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Carlsberg (Mainz 1886). Maximal size: 17X11 cm. Fair condition, difficult to read due to faded ink.

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Marriage Authorization, Aurich (Germany), 1806

Lot 25: Marriage Authorization, Aurich (Germany), 1806

Description: Authorization for marriage permit according to the laws of "Our King of distinguished lineage, His Majesty" [during the marriage decree], Aurich (Germany), 1806. Handwritten and signed by the city rabbi, Rabbi "Eisel son of Rabbi Avraham Oppenhei[mer] here in the state of Ostfriesland". 19X11.5 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, folding and wear marks.

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Engagement Document - Pápa, 1832

Lot 26: Engagement Document - Pápa, 1832

Description: Handwritten document, "Tna'im Rishonim" [preliminary stipulations] upon engagement of groom Shmuel son of Rabbi Yosef Hyman of Kinswagen and bride Breindel daughter of Rabbi Chaim Schimmel of Pápa (Hungary). Tishrei 183 2. Hebrew and Yiddish. 34.5 cm. Good-fair condition, creases, damage on leaf margins.

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Marriage Certificate - Shanghai, 1938

Lot 27: Marriage Certificate - Shanghai, 1938

Description: Certificate of Marriage - official marriage certificate on behalf of "Hebrew Ashkenazi Congregation of Shanghai". Shanghai, 1938. Upon marriage of Mendel J. Berkovith and Dolly E. Loseff, which took place in" Beit Aharon "Synagogue by Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi Av Beit Din of Shanghai. Contains signatures of rabbi, president and secretary of congregation, including stamp of congregation. 21. 5X25 cm. Fair condition, folding marks and tears.

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One Hundred Rabbis Permit - Collection of Printed Letters

Lot 28: One Hundred Rabbis Permit - Collection of Printed Letters

Description: Collection of printed letters, petition to be granted "Heiter Me'ah Rabbanim" [one hundred rabbis permit]: * Letter by Beit Din of Munkacs congregation, with letter by rabbi of city, Rebbe Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapiro, Kislev (1932). * Letter by Rabbi Pinchas Adler Av Beit Din of Radovanka [author of "Pnei Chesed", among rabbis of Rebbe author of "Shomer Emunim"] with letter by Rabbi Shmuel Engel Av Beit Din of Radomishl. Ungvar, (1923). * Letter by Rabbi Mordechai Farhand Chief Av Beit Din of Nitra, along with letter by rabbi of city, Rabbi Shmuel David Ungar. Nitra, (1939). 3 folio size leaves printed on both sides, varying conditions.

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Four Invitations of Rebbes of Ger

Lot 29: Four Invitations of Rebbes of Ger

Description: Wedding invitations of relatives of Rebbes of Ger: * Two invitations by Rabbi Yitzchak Meir HaCohen Levin and his father-in-law Rebbe Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter, (1947). * Invitation to wedding of son of Rabbi Chaim Eliezer Alter [son of Rabbi of Pavianich], Elul 1947. * Invitation to wedding of Rabbi Shaul Alter [Rosh Yeshiva of Sfat Emet Yeshiva], son of Rebbe Rabbi Pinchas Menachem, Sivan 1977. 4 invitations, various sizes and conditions; good condition.

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Four Invitations of Rebbes

Lot 30: Four Invitations of Rebbes

Description: * Invitation to wedding of Rebbe of Sadigura Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov Friedman, Tel Aviv, Av 1953. * Invitation to wedding of Rebbe of Biala-Lugano, Rabbi Betzalal Simcha Menachem Ben-Zion Rabinowitz, Sunderland , England, Shvat 1958. * Invitation to wedding of Rebbes of Modzitz, Tel Aviv, Elul 1976. * Invitation to wedding of daughter of Rebbe of Sanz- Klausenburg, Union City, USA, Sivan 1978. 4 invitations, various sizes and conditions.

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Collection of Invitations of Rebbes

Lot 31: Collection of Invitations of Rebbes

Description: * Invitation to marriage of Rabbi Meshulam Zusha Twerski, Jerusalem, (1941) - [Rebbe of Chernobyl Bnei Brak, 1917-1988, son of Rabbi Chaim Yitzchak Twerski Rebbe of Mozir-Loiav and grandson of Rabbi Yitzchak Yishaya Halberstam of Tshochov son of the" Divrei Chaim" of Sanz]. * Invitation to marriage of Rabbi Moshe Yehudah Leib [Rabinowitz, Rebbe of Munkacz], (1962). * Invitation to marriage of Rabbi David Twerski [Rebbe of Rachmastrivka-Jerusalem], (1972). * Invitations to family celebrations of Rebbes of Zvhil, Lelov, Rachmastrivka, Toldot Aharon and others. 11 invitations, various sizes and conditions, good conditions.

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Handwritten Invitation to Wedding of Rabbi Raphael Soloveichik

Lot 32: Handwritten Invitation to Wedding of Rabbi Raphael Soloveichik

Description: Handwritten invitation to wedding of "Rabbi Baruch Raphael Yehoshua HaLevi... son of esteemed rabbi of the entire Diaspora Rabbi Yitzchak Ze'ev HaLevi Soloveichik Av Beit Din of Brisk", in Tel Aviv on Adar I (1957) by his father-in-law Rabbi "Yissaschar Dov Frankel and his spouse". Reverse side contains address abroad. 13. 5X20.5 cm. Good-fair condition, creases and folding marks.

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Collection of Invitations, Ketubot and Engagement Documents

Lot 33: Collection of Invitations, Ketubot and Engagement Documents

Description: Collection of invitations to wedding celebrations, Ketubot and engagement documents. See list in the Hebrew description. 8 invitations and 3 Ketubot. Various sizes and conditions.

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Lot 34: "Vayikra" with the Chida's Commentary - Safed, 1833

Description: "Vayikra", Volume Three of the Five Books of Moses, with haftarot, Rashi commentary, Ba'al HaTurim and Siftei Chachamim, and with the Chida's commentary"Nachal Kedumim" on the Torah and" Nachal Sorek" on haftarot. Safed, [1833]. Yisrael Beck printing. Some of the title page words are printed in red ink. This copy is missing "Shir HaShirim". This is the second or third book printed by Rabbi Yisrael Beck in Sefad. The other volumes of this chumash are unknown, and possibly only the volume of "Vayikra" was printed. Simultaneously, Beck printed another edition without the Chida's commentary. [About this edition see: M. Benayahu, Beit Defuso shel R' Yisrael Beck B'Tzfat, Areshet, Vol. 4, pages 277-278; Y. Yudlov, Ginzei Yisrael, Jerusalem 1985, page 30, no. 58, on another edition printed in Sefad at the same time]. Signature on title page: "Ezra Davich HaCohen..." [The Davich family, descending from the lineage of cohanim in Allepo brought forth great Torah scholars, rabbis and teachers]. 125 leaves (instead of 137 leaves, without Shir HaShirim). 20 cm. Good condition. Stains, moth damage. Ink writing around book name and place of printing. New binding.

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Kol Aryeh, Jerusalem 1866 - Inscription by Publisher (Safeguard For Home)

Lot 35: Kol Aryeh, Jerusalem 1866 - Inscription by Publisher (Safeguard For Home)

Description: Sefer Kol Aryeh, in-depth study on Sugiot of the Shas, by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Charif who served as Av Beit Din and Rosh Mativta of congregation of Hamla in Russland (brought to print by his grandson Rabbi Schneur Zalman Mendlowitz of Hebron). Jerusalem, [1866]. Yisrael Beck Press. Two different title pages. Leaf preceding title page contains fine inscription in handwriting of publisher who writes in Sephardic [!] writing and signs according to Sephardic custom "Schneur Zalman son-in-law of Rabbi Menachem". At conclusion of inscription he notes: "... may the merit of the righteous protect him to succeed in his endeavors..." and he adds on margins: "Safeguard for home". [4], [83] leaves. Faulty pagination. 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition, wear and tear on first leaves. Original worn binding.

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Printed Letter - Kollel Shomrei HaChomot - Jerusalem, 1864

Lot 36: Printed Letter - Kollel Shomrei HaChomot - Jerusalem, 1864

Description: Printed letter by Gabai [manager] of "Beit HaSofer VeHaMeiri" [first name of Kollel Shomrei HaChomot]. Jerusalem, [1864?]. Part of letter written in Aramaic and printed in gold ink. 39.5 cm. leaf. Good condition, creases and folding marks. Restored tears. S. HaLevi 10 2.

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Sefer HaMikne - Jerusalem 1880s

Lot 37: Sefer HaMikne - Jerusalem 1880s

Description: "Sefer HaMikne" - shtar for sale of four amot of land in Jerusalem to the "Ir HaTzedek" Society. Jerusalem, c. 1880. "I, the undersigned confirm that I sold to Rabbi ______ four amot of land in the Holy city of Jerusalem ... of land owned by the Ir HaTzedek Society near the main road leading to the city of Shechem (Nablus)... Signed... Jerusalem... 1880... Shlomo Yitzchak HaCohen son of the Rabbi the Tzaddik of Volborzh". Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchak HaCohen Turnheim (ascended to Jerusalem in 1874, died 1916), son of Rebbe Yissachar Ber HaCohen of Volborzh. In the 1880-s, he initiated the building of a neighborhood in Jerusalem [north to the Nablus Gate?], and by these shtarot, he was active in giving those who live abroad the privilege of fulfilling the mitzvah of purchasing four amot of land in Eretz Yisrael and of settling Eretz Yisrael. Single leaf 21 cm. Fair condition, many tears to margins. Does not appear in S. HaLevi lists.

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Notebook of Printer Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman - Jerusalem, 1898-1900

Lot 38: Notebook of Printer Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman - Jerusalem, 1898-1900

Description: Handwritten "Daily Notebook", journal of income and expenses of Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman's printing press in Jerusalem, beginning at Shevat 1898 until the month of Adar 1900. The beginning of the notebook was written by Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman himself and later the handwriting changed to the handwriting of the clerk in the printing press [apparently, Rabbi Moshe Zacharin]. The notebook ends with referral to a new notebook. The notebook has many historic and bibliographic details of the history of Jerusalem and the printing presses in Jerusalem: printing of notices, Succah decorations, lottery tickets, receipts and printing of various books and their sales. Many names of Jerusalem rabbis and public figures are mentioned in the notebook (Rabbi Akiva Yosef Schlesinger, Rabbi Naftali Hertz Rabbi of Yaffo, Rabbi Videl Angel, and other well known names. The managers of various kollelim and the Sefardi Committee). Entries of various payments to former printers who sold Zuckerman printing rights, and various expenses. The Jerusalem printer Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman, born in 1857 in the city of Mezritch ascended with his parents to Jerusalem in 1863. In 1872, learned the printing profession in the printing press of Rabbi Yisrael Beck and his son Rabbi Nissan. Later, he even managed the printing press when Rabbi Nissan Beck traveled to the US. In 1880, Rabbi Zuckerman started to work in the printing press of the Gagin Brothers who eventually took him as a partner and in the end sold him their printing press. Only after 12 years Rabbi Shmuel received an official government permit (Firman) for operating the printing press in Tamuz 1898 (see this notebook). During this time, his printing became the central printing press for most books and printed matter of those years in Jerusalem. Pages 3-157 (c. 150 written pages), 11. 5X39 cm. Varied condition, good to fair, wear, stains and damages. Detached leaves. Worn and missing binding (missing back cover) with sticker "The Daily Notebook".

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A Marble Tablet, Kollel Warsaw - Jerusalem, 1896

Lot 39: A Marble Tablet, Kollel Warsaw - Jerusalem, 1896

Description: "For eternal memory in the Holy Mountain of Jerusalem", a large marble tablet. Jerusalem, [1896]. "Dedicated by Gedalya Bar Yitzchak Issac HaCohen of Mezritch. This house with the pit and the plot of land, total of 500 cubits for Kollel Warsaw forever in 1896 here in Jerusalem". Under the title is a decoration of two palms - symbol of priestly families. Size: 50X50 cm. Weight: c. 14 kg. Good condition, stains.

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HaBniya VeHaTavnit - Illustration Plates and Architectural Plans for the Building of Etz-Chaim Yeshiva

Lot 40: HaBniya VeHaTavnit - Illustration Plates and Architectural Plans for the Building of Etz-Chaim Yeshiva

Description: "Sefer HaBniya VeHaTavnit". Plans for the building of Etz-Chaim Yeshiva. Jerusalem, [1909]. Printed booklet, with colorful illustration plates and architectural sketches. Detailed plans for the large building of Etz-Chaim Yeshiva on Jaffa Street. Includes recommendations of rabbis of Jerusalem, Russian consul and American consul of Israel, as well as physicians from Jerusalem. Hebrew and German. Printed cover. 18; 12 pages (additional title page in German) + 4 folding plates. 19 cm. (maximal size of plate: 47X39 cm. ). Good condition. Tears on printed cover.

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Management Certificate - Safed

Lot 41: Management Certificate - Safed

Description: Printed certificate of "Nezer Gabaoot", of "Bar Yochai Yeshiva and home for the aged in Meron". Safed [printed in Jerusalem, early twentieth century]. Colorful printing with ornaments and illustrations. Filled in by handwriting for Rabbi Yosef Grabiner from city of Daltzeb. Signature of Rabbi Eliezer Ya'akov Podhortzer - Rosh Yeshiva, and stamps of synagogue managers. 46X47 cm. Framed. Fair-poor condition, stains and tears. Not examined outside of frame.

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Lot 42: "Alon Bachut" - Eulogy on Maharil Diskin

Description: "Alon Bachut", eulogy on Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Yehuda Leib Diskin, by his disciple Rabbi Ya'akov Ornstein. Jerusalem, [1898]. 24 leaves. 13.5 cm. Good-fair condition, damages to margins. Unbound.

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Collection of Booklets of Jerusalem Printings

Lot 43: Collection of Booklets of Jerusalem Printings

Description: * Bitter eulogy for Rabbi Yosef Avraham Shalom. By Rabbi Ben Zion Chazan. Jerusalem, (1911). *" Kitvei Tam "[initials], two articles by Rabbi Ya'akov Shmuel Trachtman. Jerusalem, c. 1911. * "HaMa'aser VeHaTeruma", rabbinical letters. Jerusalem, (1912). *" Kovetz Al Yad", full instruction of knowledge of finger arithmetic. Jerusalem, c. 1913. * "HaChaluka", by Avraham Moshe Luntz. Jerusalem, (1912). *" HaTe'uda VeHaTochnit", of "Beit Va'ad LaChachamim", spiritual center for Bnei Torah in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, post 1907. * Notice, addressed to our Jewish brethren residents of Jerusalem, published by "Ha'ezra" association for Jews of Germany. Jerusalem, post 1905. Bibliographically unknown. 7 pamphlets, Approx. 14 cm. Good to good-fair conditions.

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Collection of Letters, Items of Print and Receipts - Eretz Israel, Jerusalem

Lot 44: Collection of Letters, Items of Print and Receipts - Eretz Israel, Jerusalem

Description: Diverse collection of receipts, letters, ex-libris and items of print, Jerusalem and Eretz Israel. Items include: * Printed leaf of promissory and betterment notes ["Kasa" bill, personal securities]. Jerusalem, [c. 1860-1870, Beck Publications?]. * Handwritten and signed agreement between committee of "Me'ah She'arim" neighborhood and committee of "Batei Varsha" neighborhood, regarding the installation of [sewerage?] pipes from the "Batei Varsha" neighborhood to the "Me'ah She'arim" reservoir. Adar (1896). * "Mevaseret Zion" pamphlet, on the Ten Tribes. Jerusalem, (1899), uncut sheet. * Signed receipt from" Chevrat Chatzot "Yeshiva. (1920). * Receipt from "General Committee of Congregation of Yemenites of Jerusalem", signed by Rabbi Shalom Yosef Alshich and Rabbi Avraham Tzaram. (1926). * Letter of ordination for slaughterer by Rabbi Shlomo Malachi. (1962). * "Committee" letter [Yemenite congregation] regarding assembly of leaders of synagogues, signed by Rabbi Shalom Yitzchak HaLevi and others. (1930). * Receipts from "Faithful Members of Sha'arei Chesed Association" signed by Rabbi Yechiel Tikuchinski, Rabbi Yisrael Yitzchak Reisman, Rabbi Ya'akov Meir Sonnenfeld and others. * Postcard sized Shiviti Menorah. * Additional items of print, receipts, lists and handwritten letters. Approx. 38 items, various sizes and conditions.

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Postcard Upon Joining the

Lot 45: Postcard Upon Joining the "Edah Charedit" - Rabbi of Teplik and Rabbi Shalom Shwadron

Description: Printed postcards for payment of membership dues to" the City Council of the Ashkenasi Community- The Eda HaCharedit", Jerusalem, c. 1930-s, one signed by the Rabbi of Teplik Rabbi "Shimshon Aharon Polansky" (1876-1948, Otzar HaRabbanim 20098, Rabbi of Beit Yisrael neighborhood and a leading Jerusalem scholar) and the second is signed by the famous Jerusalem preacher Rabbi "Shalom Mordechai HaCohen Shwadron" (1912-1998). 2 postcards, varied size, good condition.

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Collection of Tickets -

Lot 46: Collection of Tickets - "Mishlo'ach Manot" - Rabbi Kook

Description: Collection of colorful means of payment, of "Women's Committee for Benefit of Fund of Rabbanit Raiza Rivka Kook". "Mishlo'ach Manot and Machatzit HaShekel, for benefit of restaurant of Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav, life enterprise of the great Rabbi...". Tickets of fixed value of 100, 150, 250 and 500 Pruta [former Israeli monetary unit]; 50, 100, 150 Israeli Mil [smallest monetary unit used in Israel during the British Mandate period], and one Lira. Stamps of "Women's Committee Restaurant Fund" on reverse side of tickets. Total of 8 tickets in various colors. Size: 5-6X8 cm. Good condition.

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Two Food Ration Stamps of the Ga'on Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer

Lot 47: Two Food Ration Stamps of the Ga'on Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer

Description: Two food ration stamps of the Ga'on Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer (1870-1954), first stamp prior to establishment of State of Israel with heading: "Jerusalem Department of Provisions - Head of Family Coupon"; second stamp from later period, with heading "State of Israel, Bureau of Budget and Provisions - Head of Family Coupon". 2 stamps, various sizes and conditions, some missing [cashed in].

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Tikunei HaZohar, Be'er Yitzchak - Zholkva, 1778

Lot 48: Tikunei HaZohar, Be'er Yitzchak - Zholkva, 1778

Description: Tikunei HaZohar, with Be'er Yitzchak commentary, by Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik of Pułtusk [Zholkva, 1778]. One of first books which present sayings of the Vilna Ga'on, during his lifetime. See introduction, leaf 17/2 which states: "... I have proposed this before the rabbi... the great and famous divine Hassid, Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna". Also on leaf 36/1 he cites something which he asked the Vilna Ga'on "... and he responded with his holy mouth...". (Missing title page), [3], 22, 194 leaves. 21.5 cm. Fair condition, moth damage, stains and wear. Ancient semi-leather damaged binding. First book in Winograd listing, Treasury of Books of Vilna Ga'on, in chapter "Books mentioning Vilna Ga'on during his lifetime". No. 1283.

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Collection of Books - Vilna Ga'on

Lot 49: Collection of Books - Vilna Ga'on

Description: See list in the Hebrew description. Total of 6 books. Various sizes and conditions.

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Shulchan Aruch with Vilna Ga'on Commentary - First Editions

Lot 50: Shulchan Aruch with Vilna Ga'on Commentary - First Editions

Description: * Eshle Ravreve, Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De'ah. With Vilna Ga'on commentary. Hrodna, (1806). First edition (printed by sons of Vilna Ga'on). Winograd, Otzar Sifrei HaGra 749. 176 leaves. 35 cm. Blue paper, good condition. Minor moth damage. Ancient leather binding. * Toraht Kohanim, Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat with Vilna Ga'on Commentary. First section. Koenigsberg [1855]. First edition of Vilna Ga'on commentary on Choshen Mishpat. Winograd, Otzar Sifrei HaGra 756. [1], 332 leaves. Approx. 39 cm. Quality paper, good-fair condition, Minor moth damage. [Stamp of Rabbi "Ya'akov Mazah"?]. New binding.

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