From 1900, goes until 1980. A. Luach for 80 Years B. Luach HaShmonim. C. Luach Bar Mitzvah, by Nachum Aryeh Tzelnicker, Jerusalem 1933. Miniature 11.5cm. 1 page, 32, 2, 32, 8 pages. Additional page in blue not found in other copies, with corrections of mistakes, bound inside. Light defects in a few places, generally very good condition.
Lot of 5 “years” of the Luach, edited by Rav Dov Natan Brinker, with laws and minhags, memorials, and date notes, times, chapters of Nach and the Daf Yomi—an important journal gathering valuable content on the history of Jerusalem.
Edited by Dov Ber Yakar after Brinker’s death, at the beginning of the volume is printed a picture of the latter in his memory. Moth marks, stains and slight tears. Generally good condition. Rav Dov Natan Brinker was active during the Old Yishuv and the State’s first years. He worked as the literary secretary and assistant to Avraham Moshe Lunz in 1913-1916, helping Lunz (who was blind) to publish the almanac “Luach Eretz Yisrael” and the annual “Yerushalayim.” This was Brinker’s own journal, published for 12 years straight (1940-1952), ended following his death. There is important valuable historical information contained inside on Jerusalem and the life of its Jews.
1. Minhagim of the Old Beit Midrash of Berlin, copied from “what I received from the Rishonim who were before me,” by Haim ben Rabbi Avraham Biberfeld, a rabbi there. Written in 1937. According to researchers’ hypotheses, the rabbi probably believed the end of the community was immanent, and thus rushed to print this booklet beforehand—no introduction or conclusion is included. Original cardboard cover, bound simply. 15 pages. 17.5 cm. Excellent condition, rare.
2. “VeElu HaHalachot—includes all practical halacha from Sinai in Shas and the commentaries, by “Haim ben…Avraham Biberfeld.” Berlin 1939. In Hebrew and German. Front jacket binding missing. Tears in a few corners, generally good condition.
Colorful. Around the writing are wonderful illustrations of the Kotel, Rachel’s Tomb, the Keter Torah, 12 tribes, plants, flowers, and more. 12 cm. Faded in parts. 50x73cm. Light defects, generally good condition.
Sha’arim from 1977, shiva for the Admor of Gur. HaModi’a 1977, for the same. Another for HaRav Aharon Kotler, another for Admor of Vizhnitz, with a special addition for completing the thirty days of mourning. The death of the Gaon Rabbi Haim Shmuelevich, Gaon HaRav Zalman Sorotzkin. Admor of Biyan. Admor of Spinka. HaRav Binyamin Mendelson, and more. Different sizes and conditions. Important set.
1. Printed poster from Tishrei 1952, calling on people to put their children in independent educational institutions in Israel. Folds and stains, light tears.
2. Open call from the Baba Sali to support the Tami party, led by his nephew, Mr. Aharon Abuhatzira, Minister of Religious Affairs, photograph of him with the Baba Sali, on the other side is a letter of support with his signature.
3. Open call from Cheshvan 1964 for support for the National Religious with a printed letter from the Baba Sali. Generally good condition.
1. BeKaf HaKalah—Yehezkel Herpans, Jerusalem 1998. Published by the Zachor Association in Israel for documenting the sacrifices in the Shoah.
2. Luchot v’Shivrei Luchot, Ben Zion Klugman on Rabbi Yehiel Menachem Mans Zitnitzky. Published by Banzach Kiddush HaShem. 1991.
3. Nitzotz Enosh—Yaakov Dviri (Holon 1974)
4. Zikaron Kedoshim for the Jews of Carptoros-Marmoresh, by Shlomo Rosman. 1968. In Yiddish with many pictures and interesting stories about Admorim and Rabbis in Hungary.
5. Shoah u’Gevurah (Background, Events, Significance), a collection of articles published by Yad Vashem. 1976.
Sefer Edut—Yaakov Koretz. List of Jews saved from the Nazis in Poland. Translated from a manuscript in Yiddish by Ben Eliezer. Published by Am Oved. Tel Aviv 1944
1. Noam Megadim and Kvod HaTorah, printed by students of the Etz Haim Chassidi Babov yeshiva in Fernwald, Germany, American section.
2. Kitvei Kodesh 24—Kings I and II—Va’ad Hatzalah, Munich 1948.
3. Pirkei d’Rabbi Eliezer—Landsber, published by Yitzhaki 1948. With stamp “printed in Germany”
4. Masechet Ta’anit from the Talmud Bavli, small edition 20cm. Va’ad Hatzalah Munich 1947.
5. Machzor Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur sefardi minhag—published by the JDC in Germany 1947.
6. Simla Chadasha on laws of shechita and treifut, Munich 1948. Interesting stamp: European Office of the Admor of Lubavitch—Paris, led by Rav Binyamin Eliyahu Grodzky.
7. Masechtot Begillah from Talmud Bavli and Masechet Shekalim from Talmud Yerushalmi, small edition 20cm. Va’ad Hatzalah Munich 1947.
8. Siddur Shiurei Tahara, Ashkenaz nusach. Published by Va’ad HaEzra, Rabbinate of London, 1946.
9. Mikraot Gedolot Yehoshua and Judges—published by the Cultural Affairs Department of Mizrahi Center and Torah v’Avodah of the Survivors of Germany, Munich 1947
10. Masechet Gittin, Talmud Bavli, printed by Va’ad Hatzalah, with an introductory page of blessing rom Rabbi Eliezer Silver. No cover page.
Various conditions, some have signs of moisture, stains, tears. Generally ok to good condition.
1. Published by the Committee for Cyprus Exiles, printed by Yavneh Tel Aviv
2. Published by the United American Jewish Committee (Joint). Printed by Yavneh Tel Aviv 1948
3. With collections from students of the Ba’al Shem Tov—published by Yafeh Fernwald, 1946.
All have stains from use. Generally good condition.
Complete set of mishnayot in cloth bindings, handsomely done, published by Moshe Haim Steiner in Diermat (actually printed in Budapest), 1943 (approx.). The researcher and collector Yisrael Malman wrote about this edition: “Valuable. Probably printed as one of the last books in Hungary during the Nazi period. Printing was stopped, probably, in the middle.” But before us is a complete copy of the books, including all parts of the mishnayot. On the books is a dedication in English: “Gift of Young Israel at Eastern Parkway, to our Rabbi Harold (Zvi Dov) Kanotopsky on occasion of the siyum “Baba Kamma” May 22, 1949. Some of the spines are defective, generally very good condition.
“Memorial en souvenir de nos rabbins et ministres officiants victimes de la barbarie nazie » -- Consistoire central des Israelites de France et d’Algerie. Memorial in memory of our rabbis and official minsters who were victims of the Nazi barbarity—from the official Jewish community of France, 1947. In French. With pictures and short biographical texts for each. Among the rabbis mentioned are: Rena Hirscheller, Chief Rabbi of Strassbourg; Yosef Wiener, Chief Rabbi of Belgium. Ernest Ginsburger, Chief Rabbi of Geneva; Leon Berman, Chief Rabbi of Lille. And others. Introduction by Yeshaya Schwartz, Chief Rabbi of France, and by Leon Meiss, Central Consistoire of France. 62 pages. 23.5cm. Good condition. Library stamp. Hard printed binding. With defect to spine.
1. The Book of Legends in English, stories from the Talmud and Midrash, first section. Heiman Goldin. New York 1929.
2. Code of Jewish Law, translation of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch into English. Translated by Heiman Goldin. New York 1961.
3. Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, third section, with translation by Rabbi Haim Eliyahu Goldin.
4. The Friday Night Book—mixed collection of issues from Jduaism. Published by Soncino, London, 1933.
5. The Mitzvoth: Their Aim and Purpose, authored by Dr. Aharon Brett. Jerusalem, 1949.
6. A Guide to Life, by H. Rabinowicz. Halachot and minhagim for mourning. England 1964.
7. History of the Jews. Paul Goodman. London 1939.
8. Religion of the Civilized World and Judaism, H. J. Kisch, London, beginning of the 20th century.
9. The Story of the Jewish People, third section. Jack Meyers. London 1925.
10. Why I Am A Jew: Edmond Felg. Published by Victor Golantz. London 1943.
11. The Jewish Problem. By Louis Golding. With pictures. Penguin, London 1939.
12. The Prayers of Israel by Rabbi Yosef Heinman. Jerusalem 1951.
13. Manual of Jewish History and Literature, by Dr. David Kassel. London 1913.
14. Book of Jewish Thoughts by Chief Rabbi of the UK, Dr. Yosef Zvi Hertz. Published by the Office of the Chief Rabbi, London 1944.
In Croatian, on the Jews of the city, its rabbis, hevra Kadisha, and more. With facsimiles and pictures. Generally good condition. Novi Sad (Novosadskih) is the second largest city of Serbia. Jews from Belgrade probably settled in the present-day Novi Sad region in the 16th century. At the beginning of the 18th century, three Jewish families lived in the city. There is evidence of a synagogue and a cemetery in 1717. The Hevra Kadisha was founded in 1729 and the first Jewish school in 1802. In the second half of the 19th century, the community attracted many immigrants, mainly from the smaller communities of the Bačka region, West and Vibodina. Its level of organization and economic capabilities have developed. At the beginning of the 20th century there were about 2,000 people. The community operated a school, an old age home, sports clubs and a cultural center. Zionist organizations operated there and Jewish newspapers were published. With the Hungarian occupation in 1941, the population was approximately 4,100, out of a total population of about 80,000. The community was annihilated in several stages, by the Hungarians and then by the Nazis. Some 1,200 Novi Sad Jews survived the Holocaust, and Jewish life resumed in miniature after the war. The synagogue, which was looted but not damaged, was re-inaugurated and is now used as a concert hall, but the community prays there during the holidays. The community now numbers about 400 Jews.
Drama in four acts, written as a call and response, a sort of conversation, by Rabbi Menachem Mendel bar Shimshon Zilberstein of Lvov. Gaon Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margaliot and Rabbi Zvi David HaLevi (Av Beit Din of Krakow, grandson of the Chacham Zvi) have signed this. Rare edition. Cover page missing. Page numbering messed up. See: Winograd, Krakow Printings 510, Redelheim 92, Friedburg, Publishers 90-58. Various notes of ownership, stains and light tears. Generally good condition.
Series edited by Professor of Music at Oxford, Sir F. A. Gore Ouseley, beginning of the 20th century. Special edition, according to a note attached. At first each volume was not sold in stores. The edition has pictures and engravings and musical notes with a blue binding and inscriptions in gilded lettering on the covers, the margins are also gilded. Before us are volumes 2,3,4,5, the first volume is missing, but other than that it appears to be complete. Very good condition.
3 of the books authored by Israel Zangwill, with colorful illustrations and engravings. Children of the Ghetto, The King of Schnorrers, the Mantle of Elijah. 1000 copies of this edition were printed, this is #590. In addition he signed his name by hand in the first volume. The books are bound in red binding, gilded with the Star of David. With his book of thoughts on Zionism and Judaism, called The Voice of Jerusalem, 1921. Israel Zangwill lived 1864-1926 and was a British author at the forefront of cultural Zionism during the 19th century, and was a close associate of Theodor Herzl. He later rejected the search for a Jewish homeland in Palestine and became the prime thinker behind the territorial movement. Very good condition.
From the second book from the Institute for the Study of Hebrew Poetry in Jerusalem, by Haim Brody (Rav Haim Brody, 1868-1942), a rabbi, bibliographer, linguist, and an important researcher of middle-age-poetry of Spanish Jewry. Cover has a rhymed dedication by the author to Rabbi Moshe Silver, signed by hand at the top. Signs of moisture, mainly the lower margins of the book. Generally good condition.
By Refael Sofer, a president of the Hebrew Teachers’ Union in Austria, glossed and enriched by the Fifth Committee of the Union which met in Lviv in Nissan 1920. Rare, special. 15 pages. Notes and corrections in pencil. Generally good condition.
A polemical book in response to the suggestion by Conservative rabbis to make a takanah to “solve” the question of agunot. In the 1930s, Conservative rabbis awoke to the desire to find a solution to agunot who divorced only through the courts but whose husbands refused to give gets. Rabbi Yehuda Leib Epstein, a Conservative rabbi at Kohelet Yisrael in Brookline, Mass., was well-thought of generally and spent years studying this subject, he suggested a pre-nup solution, which he published, but most Orthodox rabbis came out against his suggestion. Many rabbis signed the petition included in the beginning of this book. 137 pages, tears and stains at the edges, soft binding. Generally good condition.
Rare booklet in English. Includes a short history of the synagogue and its foundation, and the founders. Engraving of the inside of the synagogue and its Ark on the inside. Pictures in chrome paper of rabbis and postholders in the synagogue. 24 pages. Very good condition. No booklet like it has been found in bibliographic listings or libraries.
Book by the Algerian-Jewish musician and composer Edmond Nathan Yafil. Judeo-Arabic. Born in Algiers in 1874, Yafil began, as all the musicians of his time, by attending the Moorish cafés of the old Casbah Algiers places where perpetuated the tradition of Çan'a music, also referred to as Andalusian classical music. He collaborated with Jules Rouanet on the cataloging of Çan'a music and in theater with Mahieddine Bachtarzi and Ali Sellali. He is buried at the St. Eugene Cemetery. Generally ok condition.
1. HaKadashiot, prose songs by Morad Pereg (1867-1956), a poet, journalist, and theologian, Jewish-Karaite, important artist in Egypt during the modern era. With a picture of the author. Printed by Ashir, in Cairo.
2. Surviving fragment from one of the first Karaite books. Generally good condition.