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LOT: 143

Rare and unique! Ancient pages handwritten with an abbreviation of psaks of the Rosh, with important changes from the printed version—15th century

Four pages written on both sides in old Sefardi handwriting, with a copying of “Kitzur Psakei HaRosh” written by his son Rabbeinu Yaakov, Ba’al HaTurim. The pages include the end of hilchot Sefer Torah, simanim of halachot mezuzah, tefillin, and some of nedarim. Rare, unique copy with changes from the printed version (see for comparison the wording in the printed Talmud Bavli, Oz v’Hadar edition). When you look at these changes you see that the wording in the print is mistaken and the manuscript before us is definitely the right words! Examples of the text changes: In this manuscript: "he who places the mezuzah blessed asher kideshanu likvo’a mezuzah, the mezuzah needs to be made of kosher klaf or gvil.’ In the printed version: "written as a letter." The law of the parchment is lacking from here! In this manuscript: "written as a letter, not thoroughly checking for omissions and additions, pasul" in the printed version "written as a letter, not thoroughly checked for omissions, pasul.” Spanish writing, sofer script. 15th century. Aligned and neat writing. Main words are bold and square. On the sides of the columns, in some places, glosses of individual words in later and different writing. Size of each page: 30X20 cm. Stains, moth holes, moisture marks and various wear. Fair general condition - good.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $500
LOT: 144

Complete manuscript, rare and wonderful, prayers divided by days of the week. Italy, 17th century

Around 60 handwritten pages on both sides, Italian handwriting, sofer script from the 17th century, with prayers and orders of verses from Tanach, divided by days of the week, as first printed during the same period in the book Ma’avar Yavek.” One chapter of Psalms for each day of the week, verses, and seder Tefillat HaDerech. Rare manuscript, bound with decorations. Moth damage and defects on a number of pages. 14x10cm. Most in good condition. Signs of use and tape on some pages. Scribe: Yitzhak ben Shushan, student of Rabbi Aharon Berachya, son of Moshe of Modena (thet Ma’avar Yavek.” Additional manuscript of his was sold in the first auction of “Judaica Jerusalem” in 1986, Item #107.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $800
LOT: 145

Manuscript of the prayer “El Maleh Rachamim”, 19th century

Nicely written, old version of the prayer for the departed. Probably composed in Poland in the 17th century after the riots of 1648-1649, by Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman HaLever Heller, the Tosafot Yom Tov. 18x16.5cm. 18 handwritten lines. Signs of folding. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 146

Manuscript of Sefer HaHaftarot, with translation. Radeh, Yemen, 19th century

At the beginning is a list of the births of the book owner’s children, and a story about Rabbi Avraham ibn Ezra, followed by the haftaroth for shabbatot and holidays, with translation. Vowels, sofer script. Number of places have handwritten additions in the margins (different handwriting), signature of Haim ben Musa Saliman. More than 230 pages. Leather binding, original, old. Moth damage, stains. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $300
LOT: 147

Historical discovery: a complete autograph pamphlet with a drash handwritten by Rabbeinu the Ben Ish Hai. With many blessings for preservation and success “and I never gave it in public[!]”—an opportunity to fulfill the wishes of the Tzaddik to spread his holy words

22 pages sewn together bearing an exciting historical discovery of Rabban of all the Diaspora, Ari of Babylon, Rabbi Yosef Haim of Baghdad, the holy Ben Ish Hai. In his holy handwriting, he wrote a sermon on the subject of the miracles that God Almighty does to Israel, in which he refers to the salvation of Egypt and the salvation that is soon to come. Our rabbi mentions remarks from the teachings of his elder Rabbi Moshe Chaim and other great Israelites, including the Alshich HaKodesh. In the end, our rabbi writes: "This is what I arranged for it in the year 1884 and did not give it in public. Hopefully we will be honored in the sermon with joy and kindness in the name of heaven. And we will help with the honor of his name, and I will always win the many and fulfill all my wishes for the good of his work. He will be with us and we will always help and always help. " A rare and unique opportunity to fulfill a righteous desire to publish his holy words and fulfill his pure wish after 135 years! Page dimensions: 15X10 cm. Very good overall condition. Rabbi Yosef Chaim (1835-1909), the Ben Ish Hai, was Rabbi of all the Diaspora, one of the greatest leaders, accepted and settled in all generations. Born in Baghdad to his father Rabbi Eliyahu [ Rabbi Moshe Chaim - who is mentioned in the sermon before us.] At the age of only 14, he was accepted to the meeting of Rabbi Abdullah, despite his young age. For over fifty years he led the Baghdad Jewish community, received many questions, In the book "Most Blessings," Rabbi Ezekiel Moshe Halevy wrote in the introduction: "If Rabbi Yosef Haim tells me about the Right who is the Left, and the Left who is the Right, I will follow his words. Indeed, he published many books, with more than 100 essays [!], Have earned them a place of honor in the Jewish bookcase. Not all of our rabbinical writings have come to light in print and in recent years have worked hard at many institutes, especially the Ahavat Shalom Institute. In light of the world, the teachings of the rabbis, and the many poems of which he became known and "said so vividly" in honor of the Divine Tana Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai accepted in all the Diaspora of Israel. His coffin was placed in Baghdad, where he was laid to rest. It is generally accepted that because of our rabbi’s desire to immigrate to the Holy Land, he body immigrated to Israel after his death, according to testimony from the Jerusalem kabbalists, the location of his grave is on the Mount of Olives
Item sold at $9000 Starting at $9000
LOT: 148

Page handwritten by Rabbeinu Yosef Haim, the Ben Ish Hai

Page written on both sides by Rabbeinu Yosef Haim. 18 lines of divrei torah on the Chacham Lev. On the second side are 15 lines and partially erased. Size: 13x10.5cm. Excellent condition. Rabbi Yosef Chaim (1835-1909), the Ben Ish Hai, was Rabbi of all the Diaspora, one of the greatest leaders, accepted and settled in all generations. Born in Baghdad to his father Rabbi Eliyahu [ Rabbi Moshe Chaim - who is mentioned in the sermon before us.] At the age of only 14, he was accepted to the meeting of Rabbi Abdullah, despite his young age. For over fifty years he led the Baghdad Jewish community, received many questions, In the book "Most Blessings," Rabbi Ezekiel Moshe Halevy wrote in the introduction: "If Rabbi Yosef Haim tells me about the Right who is the Left, and the Left who is the Right, I will follow his words. Indeed, he published many books, with more than 100 essays [!], Have earned them a place of honor in the Jewish bookcase. Not all of our rabbinical writings have come to light in print and in recent years have worked hard at many institutes, especially the Ahavat Shalom Institute. In light of the world, the teachings of the rabbis, and the many poems of which he became known and "said so vividly" in honor of the Divine Tana Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai accepted in all the Diaspora of Israel. His coffin was placed in Baghdad, where he was laid to rest. It is generally accepted that because of our rabbi’s desire to immigrate to the Holy Land, he body immigrated to Israel after his death, according to testimony from the Jerusalem kabbalists, the location of his grave is on the Mount of Olives.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $500
LOT: 149

Pamphlet with Q&A on halachot of Shechita. Yemen, 19th century

24 pages written in Yemenite handwriting suited to the 19th century. Probably from before an exam for students on halakhic knowledge. Sewn together with string. 18x12cm. Probably a village manuscript. Stains, generally good condition
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 150

Manuscript of Agadetah d’Pascha (Pesach Haggadah), Yemen 19th century

30 pages, manuscript organized neatly, with vowels, with investment in the decorations and crowns. Explanations in a number of places in Judeo-Arabic. No binding, sewn with string. Stains. 18x12cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $180
LOT: 151

Yemenite manuscript, collection of midrash and gematriyot. 19th century

Around 140 pages, small manuscript of ta’amim for halachot, midrashim, collections of thoughts, gematriyot, with segulot and amulets, a will of Muhammad, how to act in life. Village manuscript suited to Yemen, end of the 18th/beginning of 19th century. 4 types of writing, pages disconnected, stains and wear. Tears at edges. 12x9cm.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $200
LOT: 153

Collection, 2 Diaries of Rabbi Goren – A Fascinating Historical Document

A collection of 2 diaries of the Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Shlomo Goren, which list all his meetings between the years 1977-1981. In the diaries we get a glimpse into the full schedule into the person in the one of the high-ranking positions in the State of Israel, the Chief Rabbi and Head of the Rabbinic Courts, and of one of the most controversial figures in the ultra-orthodox and wider community. Rabbi Goren was initially a part of the ultra-orthodox community and studied in the most prestigious and conservative institutions, and was eventually completely ostracized by the ultra-orthodox establishment in the case of the "Brother and Sister Controversy" and other cases. In the diaries, among other things, are his meetings with the heads of state and the army and the topics of the meetings. On the other hand, there are also records of his meetings with the ultra-orthodox establishment, who externally denigrated him in notices and placards but also meet with him and asked for his help from time to time. A fascinating historical document. | [2] diaries with hundreds of pages. Sizes and conditions vary. Overall condition: Good.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $180
LOT: 154

Accounting booklets and personal notebooks of the gaon Rabbi Shmuel Hominer

26 notebooks written by hand between 1949-1975 with mussar practices he kept for himself, with a few chiddushei torah, thoughts, personal notes, accounting statements, and more. The righteous gaon Rabbi Shmuel Huminer (1914-1977) was born in Jerusalem to a longtime family from the old Yishuv families. He studied from childhood until returning to the "Etz Chaim" Yeshiva. Student of Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer. Already from his youth he was active. "The Chofetz Chaim of Jerusalem." Several of his books have been printed in dozens of editions and have been widely circulated.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 155

Mekor Chaim bound with Petah HaOhel—Aden 1893-4, with pages filled in by hand in a Yemenite handwriting

Halachot of Shechita and Treifut, by Rabbi Yehi Tzalach (the Maharitz), first edition. Bound with Petah HaOhel (halachot of gittin by Rabbi Yehi ben Yosef Amud), first edition 1894. Partially missing copy. No cover of Mekor Haim. Around 20 complete pages which were partially missing and filled in by hand. Corners of pages which were torn were also filled in by hand. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120