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LOT: 001

Zohar, third section (Leviticus) and part of the fourth section (Numbers and Deuteronomy)—Slavita, 1805.

By the Holy Tanna, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochay, printed by Rabbi Dov Beer ben YisraelSegel and Rabbi Dov Beer ben Pesach in Slavita. Third section, 115 pages. Some of the pages printed on blue paper. Fourth section: 1, 117-147 [the rest is missing]. Moth damage, mold, and moisture stains that have been repaired. Defective cover, professionally restored. Rebound with gilded inscription on the spine. Generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $80
LOT: 002

Lot of 2 books, the Zohar and MishnayotSlavita, no covers or bindings.

1. Zohar on Genesis, on blue paper printed by Rabbi Dov Beer ben YisraelSegel and Rabbi Dov Beer ben Pesach in Slavita. 1804. Originally [3], 256, [8] pages. Copy before us is missing the first 3 pages—the cover and a number of lone pages, not checked. 2. Seder Taharot, with commentary of the Ra’av, Tosafot Yom Tov and older Tosafot—printed by Rabbi Moshe Shapira of Slavita. 1824 or 1830. Copy before us is 2-223 pages, cover and a number of lone pages missing that haven’t been checked. No bindings, variable conditions, various wear and tear, not checked thoroughly.
Starting at $50
LOT: 003

Talmud Bavli, Masechet Nida – Slavita, 1812.

And mishnayot from Seder Taharot. Cover page in red and black ink. Separate cover for the mishnayot. Printed by Rabbi Dov Be’er of Slavita. Rabbinical stamp of ownership. Moth holes, tear on the cover page, without missing text. Not bound. 35cm. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $60
LOT: 004

Tor Even HaEzer—Slavita 1801. Important signature, perhaps the son-in-law of the KatavSofer.

Cover with red ink, various notes on the cover page, including signatures of “Refael,” additional clearer signature on the last page, looks like the “Refael ben L’Mendel of Seflik,” who was the son-in-law of the KatavSofer, Gaon Rabbi RefaelHaLeviDeutch, son of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Naprad, who married his rabbi’s daughter (Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the KatavSofer). RavDeutch settled in Seflak (you may read about him in the book “The ChatamSofer and His Students,” p. 538). Printed by RavDov Ber ben YisraelSegel and Dov Beer ben Pesach, Slavita. 1, 172 pages. Tears in the corners, some pages are missing text, cover is a little worn, rebound. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $100
LOT: 005

Cover and first pages of Mishnayot of Slavita, Taharot, masechetKeilim. With stamps. Slavita 1815. (Good for filling in missing volumes).

Cover with red ink. On the cover and the back of the cover are 2 types of stamps of the Beit Midrash MashokTimpesht. Paltisheni. Includes the cover page and blank inside first page, and pages 2-4. Ok to good condition. Moth damage.
Starting at $50
LOT: 006

Masechtot Shavuot and Avoda Zara—Zhitomir 1858 – stamp of the Slobodka yeshiva in Hevron.

From the Talmud Bavli, printed by the partners, the grandsons of the SlavitaRav, Rabbi HaninaLifa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira. 2 covers with red ink. The cover of Shavuot is a little defective, signature of ownership of S. Kook (perhaps the rabbi of Tiberias, RavSimchahHaKohen Kook, or one of his family members). Stamp of the Knesset YisraelSlobodka Yeshiva Library of Hevron—made with a marker and listed “loaned.” Additional stamp “belongs to the synagogue of the KolelWalin, Tiberias.” Back of the cover has a listing “in memory of Rav Nachman bar Avraham Menachem Segel, killed in service of Hashem in Hevron in 1929. Moth holes, stains, and various tears. Generally good condition. Original binding is defective.
Starting at $50
LOT: 007

Ein Yaakov, fourth section. Printed by the Shapira brothers, grandsons of the SlavitaRav. Zhitomir 1850.

(1) 2-243 pages. Moth damage, generally ok condition.
Item sold at $50 Starting at $50
LOT: 008

Kol Aryeh—Jersualem, 1866. Bak printing. Only edition.

On sugiyot in the Shas by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Charif, Av Beit Din and Ram in Hamle in Russia (brought to the publisher by his grandson Shneor Zalman of Mendelevitch of Chevron, Rosh Kollel Chabad). Two covers. Pretty engravings of holy sites. Printed by Israel Bak, Jerusalem 1866. Page before the cover has a listing “Yosef Leib bar Avraham Moshe Hamburger…” | Listings of ownership, tears with missing parts in the margins of pages with minimal damage to text. | [4], 80 pages. Page numbering is messed up. 21cm. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $50 Starting at $50
LOT: 009

Dedication of Rabbi SassonPrasiado, the “ShemenSasson” on the book Sha’ar Mitzvot of the Maharhav—printed by Bak, Jerusalem, 1873.

Book by Rabbi Haim Vittel, printed in Jerusalem by RavYisraelBak, 1873. Partially missing copy, this copy goes from pages 1-85. Dedication on the page before the cover by Rabbi SassonPrasiado, on the family tree of the Maharhav. No binding, pages disconnected, wear and tear. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 010

Beit Lehem Yehuda, first section, by the kabbalist Rav Yehuda Patya. Jerusalem 1936.

The book is an exegesis on the family tree of the Maharhav by the kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Moshe YeshuaPatya (1859-1942), a great kabbalist and sage of Babylon. Student of the Ben Ish Hai in Baghdad. After he moved to Jerusalem in 1934 he studied at the kabbalist yeshiva of RavHaSadeh, together with his friend Rabbi Yaakov Haim Sofer, the KafHaHayyim. He was a teacher and kabbalist, who dealt a lot with tikkunim and amulets, and over the years worked to free dybbuks and evil spirits, as he tells in his book “HaRuchotMesaprot.” During World War II he authored prayers and tikkunim, and organized prayer ceremonies of great kabbalists to save the people of Israel from the awful events of Europe. Authored Beit Lehem Yehuda, MatokLaNefesh, and additional books. This edition of the book was printed during his lifetime. Printed by Haim Zuckerman, Yehuda Amram Itach. Generally good condition.
Starting at $60
LOT: 011

Lot of 3 books, Benayahu first section, and Ben Yehoyada, sections two and third, with gilded covers. Jersualem, 1899-1905.

Benayahu first section, Jerusalem 1905. Ben Yehoyada, second section 1899 and third section 1900. The three books are bound together in one volume. They were written by the Gaon Rabbeinu Yosef Haim of Baghdad, known as the Ben Ish Hai, and deal with exegesis on aggadot of Chazal in the Shas. The books were written during the author’s lifetime, before he died in 1909. Separate covers for each book. Gilded letters on the cover. Printed by YadFromkin. Generally good condition. The cover of Benayahu is partially missing the top half.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $80
LOT: 012

Siach Yitzhak, first and second section bound together—Jerusalem 1923. Stamps of the author.

Published by Or Chadash and Tzemach Tzaddik yeshiva. By Rav Yitzhak Alfia with his stamp, and an additional handwritten dedication to Rav Shalom Haim Tzarom. 48 pages, 208 sheets; 64 pages, 168 sheets. Generally very good condition. Rabbi Yitzhak Alfia (1878-1955) was born in Aleppo, was a rabbi and dayan, a kabbalist of Jerusalem, founder of the Or Chadash and Tzemach Tzaddik yeshiva, reinstituted the custom of Ta’aniyotDibbur during the first six weeks of Shmot. Rav Mordechai Eliyahu said about him that he was one of the 36 tzadikkim of the generation. Rav Shalom Haim Tzarom (1893-1973) was born in Jerusalem, grandson of Rabbi Shalom Yosef Araki, served as Av Beit Din of the Yemenite community in Jerusalem and was one of the leading figures of the Sefardi and Yemenite Va’ad in Jerusalem.
Item sold at $50 Starting at $50
LOT: 013

Lot of 8 books and booklets printed in Jerusalem.

1. TkufatHaChamav’Birkatah, for the Rosh Hashanah machzor of 1953, by the Gaon Rabbi Yehiel Michal Tukochinsky, Jerusalem. 80 pages. Excellent condition. 2. Magen Ba’adi, first section, belonging to the book MegineiAretz by Rabbi AvodiYehi Moshe, Jerusalem 1904. Not bound. Ok condition, 62 pages + 4 pages of corrections. Last page partially missing. 3. KesefTzaruf, drashot on the Torah, at the end is Ma’ayanGanim, a commentary on Song of Songs, and a eulogy for Rabbi Sa’adiya ben Yosef Tzfira. Printed by Refael Haim HaKohen, Jerusalem 1931. Generally good condition. Binding, cover, and last pages disconnected. [4] page. 208, 28, 7, [1] pages. 25 cm. 4. KesefTzaruf, chiddushim on Genesis by Rabbi Sa’adiya ben Yosef Tzfira. Printed by Avraham Moshe Lunz, Jerusalem 1896. Ok to good condition, pages and binding disconnected. Pages 1-4 are missing. Few stains. [3], 5-43 pages. 23cm. 5. KorotHaEtimL’Yeshurunb’EretzYisrael, about the events that the Jewish people experienced from 1834 onwards, including the earthquake of 1837. Printed in Jerusalem by Meir Anshin, printed by Zuckerman 1931. Not bound. Generally ok condition. 13 pages, 22cm. 6. Baraita d’ShmuelHaKatan, on astronomy from the Tana Shmuel. Third edition, with the book TiferetZvi. Printed by Zuckerman 1932. Includes dust jacket. Generally good condition. 4, 49 pages. 7. Pamphlet Teshuva M’Yirah, by the Gaon Aderet—Rabbi Eliyahu David Rabinowitz Teumim, printed to mark completion of a year since his passing, 3rd of Adar 1906 in Jerusalem. Dust jacket. 4, 56 pages. Generally very good condition 8. Am Mordechai, drashot by Rabbi Mordechai Azaron, printed in Jerusalem 1933. Generally very good condition. 2, 52 pages.
Item sold at $50 Starting at $50
LOT: 014

Lot of 9 books from Jerusalem.

1. Tza’akatBneiYisrael, various prayers. Jerusalem 1924. On the cover is a handwritten dedication for the synagogue in KfarHaShiloach. Printer: Shmuel HaLevi Zuckerman. 60 pages. 21cm. 2. Kol Yaakov (MegalehKolSatum), by Rav Yaakov Haim Sofer, the KafHaHayyim, on halachot Stam. Jerusalem 1904. 69, (2) pages. 21cm. Missing the last page. Bad condition, no binding, moth damage. 3. ToldotGedoleiYisrael, by RavMeshulamZisha Rosenblatt. Jerusalem 1941. Printer: Pinchas Even. With endorsements of the MaharitzDushinsky, the GarzarBengis, and the Graz Meltzer. Missing 2 last pages. Generally good condition. 4. Ben Yechabed Av, first section. By Rav Ben Zion Yadler, on adventures of his father, Rav Yitzhak ZeevYadler. Jerusalem 1948. Printer: Horev. 28 pages. 20cm. Generally good condition 5. HaYomamb’KadurHaAretz, on astronomy and the timeline of RavYehiel Michal Tukochinsky. Including a map of the world at the end of the book. Jerusalem 1943. Salomon printing. [4], 4, 92, [3] pages. Good condition. 6. DivreiHizkiyahu, second section, and ZikaronLaTzaddikim, by RavHezekaya Shabtai Yehoshua, with his dedication on the cover. Jerusalem 1952. Opens with a story of the author’s history, and the first teshuva deals with an interesting topic, converts in Argentina. Generally ok to good condition. 7. Mashbi’ach on the Yerushalmi, by Rabbi Moshe Shimon Zevitz, rabbi of Pittsburgh. Jerusalem 1929. Printer: Y. A. Weiss. [13] pages. 336, [2] pages, 29cm. Generally good condition. 8. Shot Ro’eeYisrael by the Aleppo Sages, Rabbi Yehuda Katzin, Rabbi RefaelShlomoLaniado, Rabbi Ephraim Laniado. Jerusalem 1904. Brought to printing by Rabbi ShlomoHadaya, the publisher RavGavrielFriegShama, and the editor RavShaulKatzin. [2], 2, 2, [1], 3-27, 20 pages. 31cm. Renewed binding, generally very good condition. 9. ToratHaAretz, first section, by Rabbi Moshe Klires, on mitzvot that depend on being in Israel, with a final pamphlet. Jerusalem, 1925-1928.
Item sold at $90 Starting at $90
LOT: 015

Lot of pages from a book of calculating leap years, Constantinople 1564, first edition. Rare.

Includes years from 1439 until the end of the world, by Rabbi Issachar Even-Shushan. According to the introduction written by the author for the second edition and printed by himself in Venice, 1579, the book before us originates in a manuscript that was stolen from him and printed without his permission. Sections are filled in by hand on four pages. Some of the pages are in bad condition, burnt margins in most of the pages, not bound, damage and wear. Detached pages.
Item sold at $70 Starting at $60
LOT: 016

Kol Bo—Venice, 1567.

Halachot and minhagim from the Rishonim. By one of the great rishonim, printed by Georgi di Kabali. A foundational book of halacha, widely accepted among Jews. Deals with brachot, prayers, minhageishabbatot and holidays, marriage, funding, food, and mourning. Includes one of the earliest exegeses on the Pesach Haggadah. The book is attributed to the Rivash, but the Hida rejects this possibility. There are those who say that Rabbi AharonHaKohen of Lunil wrote it, and in the book KorehHaDorot he writes that there are those who say a learned woman wrote it. | Listings and signatures of ownership, among them an ancient Mizrahi handwriting. | Moth damage, binding and page 4 are missing. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $100
LOT: 017

LevushAteretZahav—first edition, Krakow 1594.

222 pages. Many moth holes, with lots of damage to text. Original binding, defective, no spine. Generally bad condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $50
LOT: 018

KhelkatMehokek on the Book of Job, by RabbeinuAlsheech—first edition, Venice 1603. Partially missing copy.

No cover, pages disconnected. Much moth damage, stains and damage from wear and tear. First page has tape and an inscription (wasn’t checked). 5-16, 18-103. Generally bad condition.
Item sold at $50 Starting at $50
LOT: 019

KavHaYashar—second edition—Frankfurt-am-Mein 1709.

By Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Keudenover. Hebrew with the Yiddish translation on every page. 105 pages (first section). Stains and wear and tear, tears that have been taped in a number of places. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $50
LOT: 020

Lot of 2 volumes of the SeferHaMaggid, with commentary Agudat Shmuel. Amsterdam 1699.

With Rashi, the Yiddish translation. Miniature edition in four volumes. Translation into Yiddish is a continuation of the book Tze’inav’Re’ina, on the Torah, by the same author (Rabbi Yaakov Mianov). For this edition, the text underwent linguistic editing, and the words are not identical to previous editions. Before us are two volumes, the first volume with Yehoshua and Shoftim with the cover and last page missing and the binding disconnected. The second volume is on Kings I and II, with missing cover. Agudat Shmuel is a composition by the publisher Rabbi Shmuel Dlogash, printed for the first time with this edition (collection from sources and various compositions, most not known from a different source, like “glosses of Rabbi Ovadia HaNavi,” Sod Meisharim, EmekHaShem, and more. This collection was included in parentheses inside Rashi’s commentary, was republished a number of times, but there was criticism of it since it was included within Rashi’s commentary. These additions were partially included in many editions of Rashi and sometimes were even mixed in and attributed to Rashi himself (see H. Liberman, OhelRahel, 1, pages 310-329). Generally good condition, original bindings.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $180
LOT: 021

LeketHaKemach on the Even HaEzer by Rabbi Moshe Haggiz, with signature of Rabbi Yaakov Berlin of Furth. Hamburg 1711.

Rabbi Moshe Haggiz (known as the Meniach) lived from 1672-1750, was a sage of Jerusalem, a leader of those fighting Shabtai Zvi. Rabbi Yaakov Berlin of Furth was a student of Rabbi Yaakov Poprash, son-in-law of Rabbi Yosef Steinhart of Furth a sage of his generation, authored Beer Yaakov, Zikaron Yaakov. Printed by Johann Rahiz. [4], 221, [3] pages. 16cm. Restored binding, 2 first pages repaired. 4 last pages missing. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $50 Starting at $50
LOT: 022

Mar’otHaTzov’ot. Offenbach, 1719.

Commentary on the first prophets, by the Holy Alsheech. Cover has listings of ownership and stamp of Rabbi Zunz. [2], 71 pages. 32.5cm. Original binding disconnected. Stains. Generally good condition.
Starting at $50
LOT: 023

LikkuteiShoshanim—Yasnitz, 1722.

Drashot on the Torah by Rabbi Meir ben Levi of Zolkva, second edition. Missing the cover page and page 4, no binding, much moth damage with damage to text. Generally bad to ok condition. Number of listings written by hand in a number of places.
Starting at $50
LOT: 024

Misrat HaMasoret, Zulzbach 1731.

By Rabbi Eliyahu bar Asher HaLevi HaAshkenazi, with endorsements from sages of Metz and Furth. Cover with decorative frame. 35 pages. 17cm. Binding detached, stains, ok to good condition.
Starting at $50
LOT: 025

HemdatYamim, second section for Rosh Hodesh. Zolkva 1755.

Stamps and signatures, including: “belonging to Rav Doctor Haim ben Mordechai Segel…” not checked. Wear and tear, some with damage to text. [1], 59, 58-79 pages. Missing the last page. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $90 Starting at $50