An Amulet on Parchment “Which Shakes All the Worlds” in the Handwriting of the Lofty Tzadik the Rebbe Rabbi Yeshayale Krestirer. Extremely Rare
Before us is an amulet given by Rabbi Yeshayale of Krestir for protection and to be hung at the entrance to the home. The writing on the amulet is a Holy Name which appears in the Tikkunei Zohar (Tikkun 70) and in the writings of Rabbi Chaim Vital in various different forms, and there is a debate among Kabbalists how this Name should be written. In the book ‘Toldot Adam’ by Rabbi Eliyahu Ba’al Shem (letter tzadik) is written: “For women giving birth… and at the entrance to the house write this vow on the aforementioned parchment with the awesome and great Name which shakes all the worlds (here the Holy Name written on the parchment appears with a slight change)… I vow that all evil forces and demons will not have permission to come to this entrance…”. The Rebbe of Sadigura, Rabbi Mordechai Shalom Friedman author of “Hachnasat Mordechai” gave such an amulet for protection of the house, and the researcher of Chassidut Avraham Yaakov Zilbershlag wrote as follows: “Rabbi Moshe Spund, one of the most senior members of our group was often called by our Rabbi to write amulets based on Kabbalah. The Rebbe warned him not to reveal the content of the amulets and the manner they were written to anyone. As guided by the Rebbe, Rabbi Moshe would immerse himself in the Mikveh before preparing the amulets, and not utter a single word until they were complete. The amulets were written based on the tradition from the Ohev Yisrael of Apta, which was only passed down verbally. When a case which required it was brought before the Rebbe, he would call the important scribe to write the amulet and instruct him exactly what to write”. This precise wording of an amulet and its photograph appear in the catalog ‘L’Kol HaRuchot V’HaSheidim’ which was published by the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem 2010 (page 69) where it is stated that the amulets were made ‘By the Rabbi of Ruzhin Chassidut’ and originate in Hungary. We found an example of this amulet in the Gross Family Collection and the two types of amulets together which were traditionally given by Rabbi Yeshayale - the first amulet is the famous amulet with two lines of the Holy Names (which first appeared in our sale no. 12, refer to that catalog for its interpretation) and an additional amulet with the Holy Name before us (a photograph of the two together is enclosed). It seems that they were hung together in the house for protection. It should be noted that most of these amulets were framed in frames with hooks for hanging. Enclosed is a document attesting that the amulet was in the family of the Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, and also noting the amulet’s source: “It is attributed in our family with definite knowledge that it originates with the Rabbi, the miracle worker Rabbi Yeshayale Krestirer which they received from him…”. Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner (1852-1925) of Krestnir (Bodrogkeresztur) was one of the most famous and foremost Rebbes in Hungary. The Rebbe, who was orphaned from his father at the age of three, was sent by his mother the widow at the young age of 12 to Rabbi Zvi Hirsch of Lisska, where he stayed until his Rabbi died and later succeeded him, but he always remained humble and did not consider himself to be important. Rabbi Yeshayale was considered to be a miracle worker and there are many stories related about him. To this very day many people travel to his grave to pour out their hearts in prayer and many miraculous stories are told about prayers at his grave. The Tzadik of Krestir was known for his merciful heart and his concern for the livelihood of all Jews. The amulets he gave during his life to those seeking salvation were written on parchment by expert scribes who were his students, and he would hold them and bless them before giving them over. Many stories were passed around about the miracles which occurred to those in possession of the amulets. His picture is known as a segulah for protecting the house from mice, after stories in which his blessing successfully rid people of mice. 8x2.8 cm.
Manuscript chiddushei Maharam Shik, in his holy hand. Autographed by his beloved student – "Sofer HaMelech" Rabbi Asher Le'amil Schwartz, 1874-1876
Complete manuscript of Tractate Kiddushin, in part on Mashechot and in part on Sugyot. On the first page of the manuscript that serves as the cover page, his student Rabbi Asher Le'Amil writes: "In 1874 here in Khust I purchased this booklet to write in it… the great and famous gaonour teacher and Rabbi Moshe Shik… his student writes with great haste, "SafraDebei the holyRav Asher Le'Amil Schwartz", Rabbi Asher Le'Amil, who knew and recognized the great responsibility in being the one who passes on the torah of his teacher to the next generations. He tried to be precise, even writing the dates of certain lessons. An example: [Page 45 Page 1] writes "which we learned in the winter of 1874" and signed with his name "the holy Asher Le'Amil Schwartz", or [Page 65] "until here the Rabbi spoke and continued to expound, and I did not copy, the words of the one described khust day 5, 1876 by the holy Asher Le'Amil Schwartz." As the manuscript confirms, the MaharamShik signed at the top of the manuscript his name in his handwriting. The manuscript before us is the original source of which a large number of Chiddushim excerpts were printed from Hamaharam Shik, (see the introduction to Chiddushei Maharam Shik on Masechet Kiddushin: "they were written…by the authors of the king… R. Yitzchak Teitelbaum… and R. Asher Le'Amil Schwartz"). At the end of his life, the MaharamShik used his two disciples as "the king's novelists", because his eyes darkened and he could not see. As he writes in his book MaharamShik's response, Section 1, chapter 32: "When I came from the city of Va'an, for I was there to ask and inquire with doctors to find a cure and remedy for my eyes, but to my great dismay I did not find." And in the introduction to his ChiddusheiAggadot on Masechet Avot: writes his great grandson Rabbi Mordechai Zvisegel Prager: "In the end of his life he suffered a great deal, for his eyes were dimmed." And when Rav Wezner Z"l was shown the manuscript in 5734, from great fondness of the manuscript, he wrote a long letter [attached], in which he writes, among other things, "and he bound Chiddushei Maharam Shik… the wonders of the teachings of the gaonz"l… and I did not come only as a joining member of thegaon Rabbis [Badatz the Eda Haredit, the Admor of Vizhnitz, Rabbi Shach, the Steipler, and others]. Which attest that the holy writings are true and stable… R. Asher Le'Amil, the copyist and writer lived, and the response of his teacher at the end of his days in particular, for now the gaon Segi Nehor… as famous and when our forefathers told us." As was said, for when his grandson Rabbi Chaim Zvi Schwartz from BneiBrak, as the manuscript was hidden in the family Gniza about a century.In 1974 he presented the manuscript to the greatest of the generation, all of them writing letters of enthusiastic approval and agreement [attached]. His grandson says in his name. "When my grandfather entered the Steipler's palace to show him the manuscript, the Steipler wrote an agreement, and when he left the room the Steipler called him back and added the word "Maran" to the name of the Maharam Shik. Indeed, we can see that the word Maran was added later. | Rabbi Moshe Shik - Maharam Shik [1807-1879], Av Beit Din of Yergin and Khust and Rosh Yeshiva there, the distinct disciple of the Chatam Sofer, who would affectionately call him "Meinar Aron Sefarim." And continues the ways of his Rabbi in the war against compromises in reform, his letter is known of which he wrote about them: "According to the religion of our Holy Torah, because they were heretical against the Torah from heaven, as many of their words and books of the kind testify, they are not Jews and as complete Gentiles." He was the leader of Hungarian Jewry after the Chatam Sofer, and after his death they eulogized "from Moshe (the Chatam Sofer) until Moshe (Maharam Shik) another did not rise up as Moses." His books - Responsa and Chiddushim glorify the eastern wall of Torah literature from all times. | Due to the spread of the manuscript writing over three years, the shape of the pages vary, some of them divided into two pages and some in full pages. And the ink color varies from blue to black. Cover with imprinted words in gold color. Blemished cover. Adhesion without damage to the text. A few of the pages are detached. | Specifications: A. Manuscript 140 pages, 34 cm B. 5 original approvals, by: Rabbi Shach, the Steipler, Rabbi Wazner, Badatz the Eda Haredit and Rabbi Avraham Shlomo Katz, Av Beit Din of KiryatYoel. C. Copies: of approvals by the Yeshuhot Moshe of Vizhnitz and Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Greenwald Av Beit Din of Arugot HaBosem. Certificate of Moreinu of Rabbi Asher Le'Amil signed by Maharam Shik. General condition: Good-Very good
Sefer Zivchei Tzedek. The Personal Copy of the Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Pattaya. With a long gloss in his handwriting. A Historical Discovery
The book Zivchei Tzedek part two by Rabbi Abdallah Somech. Baghdad 1864. On the Yoreh Deah section of the Shulchan Aruch. Used personally by the Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Pattaya and donated by him to the Adat HaBavlim study hall in Jerusalem. He signed his name on the title page “The young one Yehuda Moshe Yeshua Pattaya” as well as a dedication in his handwriting “Kodesh LaHashem to the Study Hall of the Bavlim”. On one of the leaves is a long gloss in his handwriting. An additional gloss, apparently in the handwriting of the Rishon L’Zion Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef in his youth. Moth holes and slight tears. Good general condition. Rabbi Yehuda Pattaya [1859-1942] one of the greatest Kabbalists of the 20th century. Born in Baghdad and one of the greatest disciples of the ‘Ben Ish Chai’ and Rabbi Abdallah Somech. Immigrated to Jerusalem in 1933, where he died and was buried. Known primarily for his greatness in Kabbalah, for expelling ‘dibuks’ and tikkunim for the deceased. He explained dreams and wrote many books about the Kabbalah.
Large Illustrated page Holy Sites in Eretz Israel
Large illustrated page, holy sites in Eretz Israel. Second half of 19th century. Paper, gouache and ink. Illustrations of the holy sites and graves of tsaddikim in Eretz Israel, arranged in horizontal columns and divided into "holy cities" – Jerusalem, Hebron, Safed and Tiberias; Nablus and Meron. In the center of the leaf is the Temple Mount with Beit HaMikdash next to Midrash Shlomo [this was the name of the place in earlier times] and the Western Wall. Surrounding them is an arch, with the inscription: "Yehi ratzon…that the Beit HaMikdash shall be built speedily in our days…". On the top and at the sides are the holy sites of Jerusalem and its surroundings: the tombs of the kings of the House of David, Hulda the Prophetess, Hagai the Prophet, the 70 Sanhedrin, the tomb of Zecharya and Yad Avshalom, Rachel's tomb, etc. At the bottom of the leaf are tombs of tsaddikim and sites of the cities of Hebron, Safed, Tiberias and Nablus. In the center of this section is a large illustration of the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron. The illustrations are influenced by Ottoman architecture, depicting building with domed roofs, atop of which are crescent moons. The illustrations of the holy sites are drawn in a schematic style, resembling the style of illustrations seen in maps and landscapes of Jerusalem in the 19th century. A similar illustration can be found in the collection of the Israel Museum (see: Omanuth ve-Umanuth be-Eretz Israel, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem 1979, pp. 98-100). 46X65 cm. Stains. Folding marks . and wear. Tears, some restored. Fair condition.
A Pair of Silver Tefillin Cases
A pair of silver Tefillin cases decorated in engraving and cutting work. At the top is a gentle handmade engraving of a flower. The words Yad and Rosh in cutting and welding work. Dimensions: 4.5x4.5 cm. Weight: 164 grams. Seem to have been made in Israel in the 20th century. 12 non-original signatures in the bottom part. Very good condition.
Magnificent Silver Menorah in Ba’al Shem Tov Style. Poland, Early 20th Century
A magnificent silver Menorah made entirely of special, professional filigree work, in the style of the famous Ba’al Shem Tov Menorah. Modelled after Menorahs made in the Ukraine in the first half of the 19th century. At its top is a large crown, and on the sides two small pitchers which were also used for Shabbat candles. In the center of the Menorah is a large decoration of a flower, with a balcony style decoration below it, with gates to the sanctuary which open to reveal two Tablets of the Covenant. Oil and wick holders in the form of oil pitchers. The base of the oil holders is removable. Two of the handles of the oil holders are missing. Unidentified signatures on the base. Height : 31 cm. Depth: 9 cm. 1320 grams. Good overall condition.
A Magnificent Silver Breastplate for a Torah Scroll. Late 19th Century. Unidentified Hallmark
A magnificent silver breastplate for a Torah scroll, decorated with delicate, professional engraving. Relief. Cutting and sawing. At the top is a Torah crown, underneath which is a pair of birds around vegetation and flowers, with a pair of eagles with lions’ bodies holding a crown. On the sides are pillars (Yachin and Boaz) around vegetation and flowers. Includes original silver chain. Hallmarked Alt-Wein (illegible). Weight: 273 grams. Dimensions: 27.5x18.5. Apparently from the late 19th century. Excellent condition.
A Magnificent Silver Cover for a Mezuzah. Morocco. Late 19th Century
A silver Mezuzah cover, carving work covered in velvet and cloth on cardboard with the name Shadai at the top, followed by the name of the mistress of the house “Simcha Wanunu”. Decorations of professional cutting and carving work in a floral pattern. The magnificent cover before us is made entirely of silver, and seems to have belonged to a wealthy family. Dimensions: 26 cm. Total weight: 175 grams. Rare. Very good overall condition. “Gita Del Mezuzah” – a magnificent cover which Moroccan Jewry customarily used to cover the Mezuzuah at the entrance to the house. One of the most important ritual items in Moroccan Jewish homes. According to the custom, the woman would bring it to her home after the wedding ceremony, and her name appeared on the cover.
Woolen Skullcap Decorated with Silver Threads. Jerusalem. Early 20th Century
A woolen skullcap decorated with silver threads in the form of vegetation and flowers. Most likely from Jerusalem in the early 20th century. Stains and slight wear, good overall condition.
An Amulet of Ha’Ilan HaKadosh – Paper Scroll. From 1740
Handwriting on paper. Four attached pieces of cardboard. Especially pleasant and neat handwriting in block letters and Rashi script. Part of the scroll is written on the other side. Divided into three main parts, which are - The foundations of the wisdom of Kabbalah, Kabbalistic illustrations and diagrams and the ‘Ilan HaKadosh’- the order of the development of the worlds by Rabbi Meir Poppers from “Gurei HaAri”. Some of the content of this scroll do not appear in regular ‘Ilanot’ such as the circles in the center of the megillah which describe the tzimztum and the kav. An extensive part of the Megillah provides an explanation about the foundations of the Kabbalah in a visual fashion, and is intended for students of Kabbalah, and as the Rebbe Rabbi Yeshayah Muskat of Prague [the son-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchak of Radvil and primary disciple of the Maggid of Koznitz and friend of the author of the ‘Chiddushei HaRim’] in his approbation to the printing of the ‘Ilan HaKadosh’: “His precious words are more precious than gold and pearls and include all of the words of the Ari… and one who is fluent in his holy words can easily study Kabbalah”. The amulet of the Ilan HaKadosh provides “protection from all damage – and is a segulah for bringing up children”. The megillah is in a matching case made of metal. | Moth holes. Tears and damage. Lack in the margins of the megillah. Length of the megillah: Approximately 1.8 meters, width: Approximately 24 cm. Height of the case including the lid: 30 cm. Overall condition: Fair-good.
Hand written prayers for all commemorative dates of the year Tze’ada, Yemen. 19th Century
Hand written prayers, instructions and piskehalachot that coverall commemorative dates of the year in detail, starting with the Passover Haggada, tfilot, Hosha’anot, Tfilot regarding dew and rain, Pizmonim and Azharot. Afterwards there is a cover page adorned with decorations and psukim, and in it is written: Siddur for high holidays as it is accustomed among out holy community of Tze’ada, may G-d be his help, as the eyes of the reader will profess מישרים הרחמן will be built hastily, G-d willing, within our time, Amen, thus may it be acceptable”. The copy includes: Nusach Haslichot, Eiruv Tavshilin, Kiddush, Rosh Hashana prayers, Tkiot, Tfilot and Slichot for Yom Kippur, Yoma tractate, Keter Mlachot for Rabbi ShlomoIbn Gvirol, Hashkavot Laniftarim. Seder Tikun of the Gdeliah fast and Ashmarot. 468 pages. 18 “cm. Inbetween pages 14 and 15 two pages that are not related to the siddur were accidentally bound. The last two pages are in a different hand writing than the rest of the book. Minor moth holes and stains with no damage to the text. Overall good condition.
Manuscript of Kol Mhallel. Autograph. Morocco, 5665 | 1905
Manuscript of Kol Mhallel. Rabat, Morocco. Close to a thousand piyyutim, some of which are unknown. From Yitzhak Ben Yosef HaCohen "What I learned from my elder teacher… Rabbi Shimon Azulai." The manuscript is written in nice Middle Eastern writing, the first words at the top of each section are written in square handwriting, on lined pages in a hard cardboard binding. The cover page is adorned in a frame. After thepiyyutimis a detailed index. At the top of the manuscript and at the end is the inscription of the owaner in Morrocan. Several pages are detached. , Reid,  pages. 19 cm | General condition: Good.
Large Magnificent and Impressive Silver Crown for a Torah Scroll. Palestine, Early 20th Century
A magnificent and impressive silver crown for a Torah scroll, decorated with filigree work. Cutting, relief and jewels. Decorated with vines, vegetation and flowers. A work of art. Hallmarked Palestine – Jerusalem. Israel, early 20th century. Height: 26 cm. Diameter: 24 cm. Weight: 1348 grams. Several jewels are missing. Very good overall condition.
Silver Spice Tower. Warsaw, 1856. Hallmarked
A silver spice tower, among the first works made in Warsaw in the 19th century, professional, high-quality work. Hallmarked in three places on the flag, the door and the base. Made by the artist Michael Soynerski. One of the first Jewish silversmiths in Warsaw and one of the first works made by Jews in Warsaw. He worked between the years 1853 to 1880, and the work before us is one of his first works. The tower is machine made. Engraving, cutting, stanz, repousse and welding. Decorated with engraving work of flowers and vegetation. Height: 23 cm. Weight: 155 grams. Very good overall condition.
Book of Esther with Emphases of Holy Names.Europe, 19th Century, Extremely Rare
Scribal handwriting on parchment. In a large format, used by Rebbes and cantors. The Megillah beforeus is unique as the hints to Gods name which appear in the Megillah are emphasized. God’s explicit name does not appear in the Megillah, but is hinted to in several places, in the first and last letters of words. It is explained in the writings of the Ari that one should have special kavanot when they hear these names. For example, the first letters of the words of the verse “The King and Haman will come today” form the explicit name of God. The great Rebbes would read these verses in a special tune when reading the Megillah. In the Megillah before us, the letters of God’s name in each such combination of letters are in large script, to help the one reading to have the correct kavanot. Parchment height: 40cm. 4 sheets. 13 columns. Kosher megillah. Several corrections. Overall condition: Fair-Good.
Machzor for the Three Pilgrimage Festivals – Slavita, 1823
Machzor - Part II, for all three pilgrimage festivals. Nusach Ashkenaz. “With an interpretation in the holy tongue and the Ashkenaz tongue (Yiddish)”. Part of the wording on the cover is printed in red ink. The whole of the book is printed on paper with a bluish hue. In the print of Rabbi Moshe Shapira (whom Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi describes as: “The great, famous and pious Rabbi and Torah scholar) – Rabbi of Slavita and son of the Holy Rabbi Pinchas of Koretz, for the books that were printed in the template of Slavita, are known to be of unique holiness, the printing tool and letters were soaked in the mikve before the printing begun. It is well known that possessing a book printed in the print of Slavita brings about virtues of success and protection of the home. 24 “cm. Binding is half leather. Stickers reinforce the cover and several pages. Minor moth holes. The book is complete in its entirety. Overall condition: Good-Very Good.
A Letter Written Entirely in the Handwriting and with the Signature of Rabbi Chaim Ozer, 1932
A 7-line letter on official document paper in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky to Rabbi Raphael Kahana Av Beit Din of Bialowieza. The letter is written on behalf of Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman, regarding the Rabbinate of the city of Rozana being passed down to Rabbi Zalman Weiss son-in-law of the previous Rabbi Shabtai Wallach. Tears, stains and folding marks. Moderate-good condition.
A Letter from the Mother of the Chazon Ish to her Son Who Was Murdered in the Holocaust
A postcard from Rebbetzin Leah Rasha Karelitz, written on Tuesday of the portion of Beshalach 1937, to her youngest son Rabbi Moshe Karelitz, a Dayan in Vilna, editor of the important Torani journal ‘Knesset Yisrael’ and author of the book ‘Or Chadash’, comments and glosses on Sha’arei Teshuva. In the letter she mentions “Avraham Yeshua” – the Chazon Ish? The entire letter is in Yiddish. | Rebbetzin Leah Rasha Karelitz, wife of Rabbi Shemaryahu Yosef Karelitz Rabbi of Kossova and a direct descedent of Rabbi Aryeh Leib HaLevi Epstein, author of the ‘Pardes’, one of the foremost Rabbis and Kabbalists of 18th century Eastern Europe. Mother of a royal family of which all her sons and sons-in-law were great Torah scholars, known throughout Lithuania and in Israel, led by the Chazon Ish. | Overall condition: Very good.
Sefer ‘Yad HaMelech’. First Edition. Venice, 1586. The Copy of Rabbi Moshe Yerucham Morgenstern son of the Saraf of Kotzk
Sefer Yad HaMelech on the Book of Esther, by Rabbi Shmuel Valiro. Venice, 1586. Single edition. At the top of the title page and on page 102a is the stamp of Rabbi “Moshe Yerucham son of Rabbi Morgenstern. Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Morgenstern [1842-1865]. The youngest son of the Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk, about whom the author of the ‘Chiddushei HaRim testified that he is a “Tzadik Yesod Olam”. (This ownership inscription was written between 1859, in which his father the Saraf of Kotzk died, and 1865). 104 leaves. 23 cm. New leather binding. Water stains with no damage to text. Moth signs. Undeciphered inscription in the last page. Overall condition: Good-very good.
Sefer Mevaser Tzedek. Dubno, 1798. First Edition. Rare
Sefer Mevaser Tzedek. By Rabbi Yissachar Dov Ber of Zlotchov [died in 1795], son of Rabbi Aryeh Yehuda Leibush of ‘Geza Tzvi’ and grandson of Rabbi Naftali of Frankfurt, author of ‘Semichat Chachamim’. A disciple of the Maggid of Mezeritch and a contemporary of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev. Immigrated to Israel in 1795 and lived there for a short time until his death on 7 Av 1795. Rabbi of Rabbi Chaim of Czernowitz author of ‘Be’er Mayim Chaim’. His books: Mevaser Tzedek on the Torah, in which he mentions many of the great Chassidim, and the book Bat Eini, novaelle on tractates and responsa. | Stefansky Chassidut no. 321. New binding. Water stains.  first leaves are different sizes. Professional repairs. | , 55 leaves. 22 cm. | General condition: Fair-poor.
Amulet – In the Handwriting of the Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Pattaya
A parchment amulet, for finding favor, marital harmony and protection from the evil eye. In scribal handwriting and oriental handwriting, in the handwriting of the famous Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Pattaya. In the amulet are hashbaot malachim, Holy Names and Kabbalistic shapes. As Rabbi Ovadiah Pattaya, Rosh Yeshiva of Minchat Yehuda and a grandson of Rabbi Yehuda Pattaya states in his enclosed letter, “This amulet is useful for protection from the evil eye and all kinds of things which injure the body and the soul…one who carries this amulet with him or who keeps it in his house”. Rabbi Yehuda Pattaya [1859-1942], one of the foremost Kabbalists, a disciple of the ‘Ben Ish Chai’, known by some of his fellow Kabbalists as ‘The Lion from Babylonia’. He attempted to conceal his knowledge of Kabbalah but after a custom of gentile origin became prevalent among the women of Baghdad, and after all the Rabbis of Baghdad tried unsuccessfully to halt and forbid the said custom, he publicized that anyone who has a sick person in her house and accepts upon herself to cease from the custom should come to him and he will pray for the recovery of the sick person. Many did as he suggested, and when they saw that the sick were immediately healed he became known as a miracle worker. In 1934 he immigrated to Israel. He dealt extensively with explaining dreams, tikunim and amulets according to the Kabbalah, and over the years he expelled dibuks and evil spirits, as appears in the book ‘Ruchot Mesaprot’. During the Second World War he wrote Kabbalistic prayers and tikunim and organized prayer ceremonies of the great Kabbalists for the salvation of the Jews of the Land of Israel from the Nazi enemy. Author of the books ‘Beit Lechem Yehuda’, ‘Matok L’Nefesh’, ‘Afikei Mayim’, ‘Yayin HaRokeach’ and other books. 4.5x50 cm. A long and narrow strip of parchment. The parchment is rolled up and tight. The writing is legible. In a leather pouch with two ties. Confirmation from his grandson Rabbi Ovadiah Pattaya. Overall condition: Very good.
A Banknote for Blessing and Success Given by Sidna Baba Sali to One of the Members of His Family
A banknote with the value of 10 shekels for blessing and success which Sidna Baba Sali gave to one of the members of his close family. On the banknote is written “I hereby confirm that I received this banknote from the holy hands of… the holy Rebbe Sidna Baba Sali for blessing and success. It has blessing. It has holiness” and the recipient’s signature. The item has confirmation.
A $ 5 bill from the Lubavitcher Rebbe
$ 5, which was received from the Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Lubavitch on the night of Hoshana Rabbah. "Hoshana Rabbah, Tishrei 5751, from the Rebbe Shlit" a after the conversation. A $ 5 note is rare because most of the bills distributed are $ 1. Time stains. Folding marks. General: Very good.
ShirHashirim – Handwritten Micrograph on an Egg
An artist’s handmade micrograph work. ShirHaShirim in handwriting on an egg shell. Height of the egg: approx. 6 cm. Inside glass and a wooden box with a rolling mechanism. Height: 13 cm. Dimensions of the box: 14 x 14 cm. Excellent condition.
Three Megillot on Parchment. Europe, 19th Century. Rare
The books of Ruth, Kohelet and Shir HaShirim, written on one parchment. In pleasant Ashkenazi writing. In synagogues which follow the Vilna Gaon’s rulings, the cantor reads the megillot on the three pilgrim festivals with a blessing from a kosher scroll. Height of parchment: 26 cm. 3 sheets. 15 columns. 42 lines. Two tiny holes in the first column. A stain at the bottom part of the first column of the book of Kohelet. Overall condition: Good.
Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim. Rabbi Shmuel Salant. Slavita, 1820
Shulchan Aruchpart Orech Chaim. Print of Our Master, Teacher and Rabbi Moshe Shapira of Slavita. With approval from the owner of ‘Ohev Yisrael’. With a copy of a ‘bill of sale’ which was given to Rabbi Moshe Shapira by the printer from Sudilkov. The copy, which belonged to Rabbi Shmuel Salant was in his possession for most of his life and from it, taught Halachot to his disciples. Ownership inscriptions and signature. The Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Salant(1816-1909), The acclaimed Rabbi of Jerusalem for over 70 years, and the leader of all Ashkenazi sects in Israel. Became a famous Gaon and prodigy, already in his youth, At the age of bar mitzva he received a letter from his rabbi Aveli concerning a complicated divorce matter; it is evident that his rabbi trusted him as an outstanding Torah scholar even then.He Studied in the town of Salant with his friend the Gaon Rabbi Israel Salant. He immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1841, to serve as teacher and rabbi of the "Prushim", disciples of Hagra, who lived in Jerusalem. Founded education and charity institutes in the city, founded a Beit Din and strengthened the Ashkenazi congregation. Known for his genial intelligence. The cover page is printed in red and black ink. Pages have a bluish hue. Moth holes. Wihtout a binding. (4) 192; 106 pages. (last page is missing). 22 “cm. Overall condition: fair-good