A guide to Hebrew grammar by ibn Ezra, with the exegesis Beer Heitiv by Rabbi Gavriel Lipman. Second edition. 6, 74, 4 pages. Complete binding, not original. Light stains and a few notes. Generally very good condition.
By Rabbi Moshe HaNakdan, with the exegesis of Rabbi Zvi bar Menachem Nachum (the “Halacha LeMa’aseh”). Important edition in good condition. 2, 2-24, 7 pages. 17cm. No binding. Last page disconnected. A few moth holes, stains, small tears. Generally good condition.
Written inside: “I found this written in Megillat Setarim in the holy writings of Rabbi David Oppenheim, who was Av Beit Din of Prague; it tells of how man should behave, laws and prayers and kavanot from Rav Yitzhak Luria [the Ari].” Old binding, a little worn, particularly on the spine, stains, light signs of use, generally good condition. Signatures of ownership, including: “Moshe Kragil”, son-in-law of Rav Uri of Gorlitz, “Menachem Mendel”
Ketuvim, 6th section, includes the books of Job with translation, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles. With commentaries of Rashi, Metzudot, and Hebrew/Yiddish. Printed by Yehuda Yafeh. Light green pages, thick and quality. Original leather binding, with wear on the edges and the spine. | 72; 29; 66; 49 pages. 20cm. Generally ok to good condition.
With the commentaries Metzudot David and Zion. Rare edition which hasn’t been seen in previous auctions. Signatures of the Gaon Rabbi Menachem Mendel Krengil of Krakow (1847-1930), a sage of Hassidut Sanz, also known as the Sha’arei Geulah, his father was Rabbi Yosef Pinchas Krengil (1816-1910), a known sage of Krakow, a follower of the Tiferet Shlomo of Radomask. Without binding, light stains and tears, mainly on the edges of pages. Generally good condition.
First edition presented with the glosses Mishneh LaMelech by Rabbi Yeshaya Fik. Complete, pretty copy, original binding is worn, first sheet is disconnected. Old signature, number of notes not checked thoroughly.
With endorsements of Rabbi Yaakov Orenstein (the Yeshuot Yaakov) and Rabbi Moshe Sofer (the Chatam Sofer). Front page has signature of “Moshe…” (not identified). Worn, disconnected binding. Various stains. Generally very good condition.
1. Pamphlet Davar B’eto on Seder Moed, second issue from the large composition Shesh Ma’arachot on the Mishnah, by Rabbi Shimon ben Rabbi Yehuda Lash, a sage of Prague. Only edition, Pressburg 1841.
2. Pamphlet Chosen Rav on Seder Nashim, third issue from the large composition Shesh Ma’arachot on the Mishnah, by Rabbi Shimon ben Rabbi Yehuda Lash, a sage of Prague. Only edition, Pressburg 1843.
Rare copies in special condition, bindings disconnected, light stains. Apart from that, generally very good condition.
Addition to the works entitled Yesod HaDat, by Rabbi Mordechai Dov Friedental. All parts are bound together, parts 1-4, including two pages at the end of the first booklet that we could not find anywhere else. First cover and 3 pages after it are missing. Special cover for each section. Last page is a little torn. Folds in the corners. No binding, generally ok to good condition.
Mechilta d’Rabbi Yishmael and Rabbi Akiva, with exegesis Birurei HaMiddot and Matzui HaMidot, with Eifat Tzedek by the Gra, brought to printing by Rabbi Yitzhak Eliyahu Landau, also known as the Maggid of Vilna, who wrote Birurei HaMiddot and Matzui HaMidot. In the introduction, he describes how the Gra’s commentary was given to him by a grandson of the Gra. Nice, complete copy. 4, 136 pages. Old binding. Light stains. Generally very good condition. Winograd Sifrei HaGra 255.
Letters by the Most Prominent Rabbis of the Land of Israel (and outside Israel) against the Reform Congress in Braunschweig and an essay by Rabbi Yisrael Moshe Chazan. 2 last pages are missing, binding disconnected, no spine, stains and tears, generally good condition. The Reform Congress met in Braunschweig in Tammuz 1844 (the first of its kind) and declared the editing of “corrections/tikkunim” to halacha and the order of prayer. In response, the heads of the Organization of Clerks and Officers of Amsterdam sent letters to all the great rabbis of the generation at the time, and organized their letters of reply into a book. The emissary of Jerusalem to Europe, Rabbi Yisrael Moshe Chazan (later rabbi in Rome, Corfu, and Alexandria), who was in Amsterdam at the time, wrote this book in which he strongly opposes the Reform movement and criticizes them sharply. The Organization printed Hazan's book, and as an appendix to the book, he published the letters of responsum of the great rabbis of the generation to him entitled "Torat kana’ut". Among the writers of the letters are: Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, Rabbi Yehuda Assad, Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum—the Heitev Lev, Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer (the Katav Sofer) and more.
By Rabbi Chasdai Karshkash, warning about studying Gemara and on issues and the sources of mitzvot, justifying the book Moreh Nevuchim (Guide for the Perplexed). Defective binding, stains, generally very good condition.
Halachot of Nida, Tevila, and Mikvah, by Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried, the author of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, first edition, printed during his lifetime. With endorsements of the Divrei Haim of Sanz and the Maram Esh. At the beginning of the book the author mentions a chiddush that he heard from Rabbi Zvi Hirsch of Liska. No binding, signatures of ownership, stains, small tears, generally good condition.
Special copy of the 8 sections in 8 volumes of the text by the Rambam, printed by Julius Zeidenfeld in Berlin. Copy before us has an additional dust jacket page before the cover, unknown in bibliographic literature! Bound in the original pretty bindings, some a little defective. One of them has tape. Most of the pages in every volume are in good condition, but there are some pages with moth marks. One of the volumes has the dust jacket torn in two. Light tears elsewhere in a number of spots.
On brachot for Mitzvot and brachot for Nehenin, by Rabbi Haim Buchner, second edition. Signatures of ownership (old), interesting, not checked thoroughly: “Yosef Wexler”, “Moshe Dov Beidian [?] fun Komarna”. Original binding, a little worn, spine defective, generally good condition.
Laws of the 613 mitzvot according to the Rambam, by Rabbi Dov Berish Gottlieb—Lviv [cover says Pressburg]. Special cover for each section, two covers for the first, name of the book seem to have been in gilded letters. Original binding is worn, front binding is disconnected. Stains and folds and some moth holes. Generally good condition. Signatures of ownership: “Baruch ben Menachem Mendel…” “Nissan Perlmann, Rav Av Beit Din of Mishlevitz.” Rabbi Nissan Perlman—son of Rabbi Yosef Shmuel (rabbi of Mishelnitz and a student of the Divrei Haim of Sanz) was a sage of Lozov, son-in-law of Rabbi Haim Gorlitzer (Rabbi Haim Gold, a dayan in Krakow).
By Rabbi Avraham ibn Ezra, published by Hevrat Mekitzei Nirdamim, 1871-1874. Published for the first time from a copy of a manuscript found with an introduction and a few notes by Rav Shlomo Zalman Haim Halberstam (1832-1900), a rabbi, researcher, and collector of books, a founder and leader of Hevrat Mekitzei Nirdamim. With binding and dust jacket. Complete copy, including a table of errrors. Generally very good condition.
First and second sections, separate cover for each. Shot on the 4 sections of the Shulchan Aruch, by Rabbi Haim Aryeh Leivush Ish Horwitz, Av Beit Din of Zolkva and then Krakow, grandson of Rabbi Meshulam Issachar HaLevi of Stanislov, the Pnei Aryeh. Cover has the stamp of “Haim Gold, known as Gorlitzer, here in Krakow” a dayan in the city at the beginning of the 20th century. Front page has listing of ownership handwritten “I received this from Rav Michal Ginzig on account of the book Halacha LeMoshe that I lent to him a while ago, Meir Rak[?], today 28th of Av, 1933.” Worn binding, generally very good condition.
Rare pamphlet by the Shomrei Shabbat group according to the Shulchan Aruch. The author does not list his name but the group was led by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Reich of Risha, an important Sanz chassid and father of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Reich, a rabbi of Risha. Yiddish and Hebrew on every page, only edition. 20 pages. Original binding is disconnected, no spine, light stains. Generally good condition.
Two drashot on halacha and Aggadah by Rabbi Shraga Feivel Rahatin. Never sold before in auctions. Signature of ownership unidentified. Cover page disconnected with tears, no damage to text, light stains, first pages have light stains mainly by the binding staples, apart from this it is in generally good condition. No binding. Author: Rabbi Shraga Feivel Rahatin (1850-1911), a rabbi of Zlatchov and Glilot, a student of Rabbi Yitzhak Aharon Ettinge—the Av Beit Din of Lviv—son-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Gris of Kolikov. He worked as a building contractor from which he got rich and donated to charity in his city. The ultra-Orthodox in the city disagreed with him and he left the city and returned after pleading by members of the community, was issued a doctorate for his translation of Rambam’s Guide for the Perplexed.
By Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin of Volozhin. First and second sections each have two covers, additional cover each for the third and fourth sections, published by the wife and sons of the Gaon. Copy has changes made in the printing: in Siman 61 of halachot Bechor, in a responsa of the Natziv to something said in Shulchan Aruch HaRav by the Tanya, he disagrees with him, and the names of the questioner and respondent are removed, and a line erased, which may have seemed disparaging to the Tanya. 178, 120 pages. 30cm. Bound together with Sefer Imrot Taharot, chiddushei halachot on Masechet Bava Metziya, Imrei Ravrevi—from the Gaon Yitzhak HaLevi Avdak of Dokla, Ziltz, Pressburg. And the Imrei Zotrei—from the Gaon Shmelka. Generally good condition.
Collection of chiddushei halachot and aggadot from Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Dembitzer (1819-1863), Ra’avad of Krakow. On the cover is written: “Meir Rubenstein” and “Zeev Nadav HaRabbi Zalman Dembitzer” (not his handwriting). Rabbi Yekutiel Zalman Dembitzer (1839-1912), son of the author, a dayan and darshan in Krakow, author of “Yad Yekutiel”. Pages disconnected, tears and stains, generally ok to good condition.
1. Signs of earthquakes, thunder, eclipses, at the end is the book Sefer Boker Yizrach. Seder Birkat HaChama in its time—Chernowitz 1892. Worn binding, pages disconnected, generally good condition.
2. Zoharei Chamah, including all of the laws and minhagim for kiddush haChama, with the nusach of the bracha from HaHida, the Chatam Sofer, and Rabbi Haim Kohen Rapaport. Spine worn and partially disconnected. Cover disconnected. Generally good condition.