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LOT: 051

Complete set of mishnayotTiferetYisrael, Warsaw 1876.

With the commentary TiferetYisrael, published by the author’s son, Rabbi Baruch Yitzhak Lifshitz. Original bindings, signature of ownership. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $50 Starting at $50
LOT: 052

HaEvronot—Krakow 1882. Bound together with EvelYachid on the Shulchan AruchYorehDe’ah—Vac 1908.

On the Jewish calendar, calculating leap years, calculating holidays, periods of the year and their significance for man’s fate. With a table of the holidays of Polish, Russian, and Ashkenazi Jewry, including illustrations and explanations. Missing the cover page. Bound together with the pamphlet EvelYachid by Rabbi DovBerel Kimmel, a teacher and dayan in Sasov, printed at the publishing house of Tel Talpiyot in Wietzen (Vac). Not found in the National Library catalogue. Pages 19-20 have a tear in the corner, are rebound in the back of the book. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $60 Starting at $50
LOT: 053

Talmud Bavli, Masechetbrachot, special edition on “regal” paper, wide margins. Vilna 1880.

“Regal” edition, printed by the Ram family between 1880-1886. The Vilna Shas is one of the most famous editions of the Talmud. Almost all later editions are based on the page layout and order of the Vilna shas. Printed by the Ram family, who invested many resources in creating a precise, beautiful Shas with more than 103 new commentaries. This work required hiring a staff of talmidei chachamim and getting dozens of early manuscripts and editions of the Shas and its commentaries. After 6 years of work, this Shas was completed and won rave reviews and was beloved by many talmidim. Printed on especially high quality paper with wide margins, it is a true joy to learn from. It has stood the test of time as one of the most popular editions and widely accepted ever. Generally ok to good condition. Light tear in the bottom of the cover, with tape on the bottom and on the bottom of the following page.
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LOT: 054

Asher L’Avraham on the Pesach Haggadah, with a commentary on PirkeiAvot and ShirHaShirim and more. Authored by the RahagRav Avraham Pontremoli, a sage of Izmir. First and only edition. Izmir, 1887. Rare.

Avraham Pontremoli was born to Leah and Haim Binyamin Pontremoli in Izmir, Turkey. He studied under his father, the author of the PetachDvir. His maternal grandfather is Yehoshua Avraham Krispin, the ChachamBashi of Izmir and author of the book Avraham BeMachazeh. He was a great rabbi, much learned in Torah and halacha, critical (as testified by Rabbi Avraham Palagi, who was Rabbi of Izmir. He died in 1891. His books include ChinuchLaNoar (mussar and practical matters), Eved Avraham (slichot), and Asher L’Avraham. Generally good condition. Rebound. 77 pages.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $50
LOT: 055

SipureiHaTeva with the article “MekadmeiAretz” by the sage Nehemiah Dov Hoffman. Warsaw 1886,1887. Added to it is HaMachazeh Sarah bat Shimshon by Ephraim Gotthold Lessing, translated by Yisrael Frankel. 1887.

Nehemiah Dov Hoffman (1860-1929) was a sage of Birz, authored scientific books, published articles in the day’s newspapers. Immigrated to South Africa in 1889 and published the first Yiddish newspaper, Der Afrikaner Israelite, and more. This work was printed by Yitzhak Goldman. 184 pages, 21cm. The article was printed by the same printer. 48 pages, 19.5cm. HaMachazeh Sarah bat Shimshon—printed by Levinsky. 90 pages, 8cm. Cover page of SipureiHaTeva is missing. Generally good condition.
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LOT: 056

Sadei Chemed (collection of laws), 4-7 hundred, and laws of the bride and groom, and the pamphlet KlaleiHaPoskim. Warsaw 1896.

Among the most popular stories in Torah literature. By the Gaon Rabbi Haim HizkiyahuMedini (1833-1905), rabbi of Hevron. A great posek among the Achronim. Generally good condition.
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LOT: 057

Shalom La’am—only edition. Aleppo 1896.

Drashot by the kabbalist Rabbi Shalom EvedKelv’EchedHadaya. [6], 112 pages. Generally very good condition, not bound. Author served as a dayan in Aleppo, he wrote this before immigrating to Jerusalem, where he served as Ra’avad, and was an elder kabbalist at Beit El yeshiva. Known for his correspondence with Rabbi Elhanan Wasserman on issues of kabbalah.
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LOT: 058

Lot of 3 books from Morocco, 20th century.

1. Ketzida di Yerushalayim. Kinot. Casablanca 1930-1932. In Moroccan Arabic (maybe Judeo-Arabic), a little of Kinat Channah, a little of Job, some from the 10 murdered kings, and more. At the front of the book is a kinah about the events of 1929 and the list of those killed organized by city. New binding. 18pages. 18.5x13cm. Generally good condition. 2. VayichakemShlomo by Rabbi ShlomoNehemias. Casablanca 1955. Good condition 3. Resisei Layla by Rabbi David Danino with a handwritten dedication by the author. Casablanca, 1947. Not the original binding. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 059

Collection of 8 books, Morocco, 20th century.

1. Korban Minchah by Rabbi Baruch Asbagh. Casablanca 1939 2. VayichakemShlomo by Rabbi ShlomoNehemias. Casablanca 1955. 3. Shnot Chayim, history of the kabbalist Rabbi Haim Pinto. Second page has the stamp in the local language of Rabbi Moshe Aharon Pinto. 4. Intermediate Hebrew. Casablanca, 1949. Soft binding. 5. Machzor for Yom Kippur printed by Yosef Lugassi, Casablanca 6. Machzor for Yom Kippur with stamp of Yosef Lugassi (printer), Casablanca 7. Siddur printed by Yosef Lugassi, Casablanca 8. Machzor for Rosh Hashanah printed by Ideal. Casablanca. Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
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LOT: 060

Collection of 9 books. Morocco, 20th century.

1. Five books of Torah printed by Yosef Lugassi, Casablanca 2. Leviticus, printed by Yosef Lugassi, Casablanca. Soft binding. 3. Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, printed by Yosef Lugassi, Casablanca. Soft binding. 4. Seder HaYom, printed by David A. Amar. Casablanca, soft binding. 5. Shivchei Tzaddikim, printed by Yosef Lugassi, Casablanca. Soft binding. 6. Slichot printed by Yosef Lugassi, Casablanca. 7. Siddur, Casablanca. 1961. Various sizes and conditions, generally ok to good.
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LOT: 061

ArachotHayyim on Proverbs. Djerba 1919. Among the first books printed in Djerba.

By Haim ben Shlomo Kohen. Printed by David Idan. [2], 192, 11, 22, [4] pages. Generally good condition. Binding and pages disconnected.
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LOT: 062

Lot of 6 books printed in Djerba.

1. Yom Teru’ah-1945 2. Yom Kippur Machzor, 1948 3. Psalms with the commentary Brachav’Tehila—1950. 4. Minchat Kohen, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy including a translation to Judeo-Arabic. 1941. 5. Tziporen Shamir by HaHida, in Judeo-Arabic. 1940 6. Booklet Moshe Rabbeinu bound together with Moshe Avraham Avinu, in Judeo-Arabic—1943. Various sizes and conditions, generally ok to good. Signatures of ownership that were not examined.
Item sold at $50 Starting at $50
LOT: 063

PirkeiAvot with the commentary of the grandson of the Rambam, Rabbi David HaNaggid. First edition, Alexandria 1901.

Commentary in Judeo-Arabic (in Hebrew letters) by Rabbi David HaNaggid ben Rabbi Avraham son of the Rambam. Published by Rabbi Baruch Haim Hanan and printed in Alexandria. Page with an illustration made from an engraving of “the image of RabbeinuHaRambam.” Stamp and signature of “Shalom Haim ben Sa’adiyaTzarom.” First pages disconnected. Various stains. Original binding with a leather spine, gilded inscription, a little worn. Generally ok to good condition. Rabbi Shalom Haim Tzarom (1893-1973) was born in Jerusalem, grandson of Rabbi Shalom Yosef Araki, who served as Av Beit Din in the Yemenite community in Jerusalem and was among the most public figures of the Va’adEidatSefardim and Teimanim in Jerusalem.
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LOT: 064

Gedulat Mordechai—by Rabbi Haim Moreh. Tehran, 1924.

On the history of the Jewish people and prayers translated into Judeo-Persian. Printed by Klimian in Tehran (capital of Iran), 1924. Lone bits of text in Hebrew, mostly Judeo-Persian (Hebrew letters). [2] pages, 2, 494. Portrait of the author printed instead of a cover page. Disconnected pages, stains and wear. Various inscriptions, not checked. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $80 Starting at $80
LOT: 065

Petichat Eliyahu and a prayer for parnasa—Tehran 1930(?).

Pritned by the Bruchim printers in Tehran. Approximately 1930. 8 pages. Generally good condition except for some light wear. Rare, interesting item.
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LOT: 066

Talmud Bavli (Gemara in Yiddish), masechetBrachot. By Rav Dr. Yaakov Meir Zelkind). London 1922.

With translation and commentary. This book is the beginning of a huge project that Rabbi Ziskind did not manage to complete—printing the whole Shas mishnayot with a translation and exegesis. This project won lots of praise for its exact translation and long commentary that sheds light on the Mishnah via the Rishonim, with a large number of diagrams, illustrations, and pictures. Rav Ziskind only actually managed to print 4 volumes. RavZiskin (1878-1938) was an important author, born in Poland, studied at the Volozhin yeshiva. Also studied secular studies, linguistics and philosophy at universities in Germany, France, and Switzerland. He served as rabbi of the Cardiff, Wales community (UK). He was active in Zionist organizations, and was appointed a founder of the moshav Karkur. He was a prolific author and published many articles in a few languages, on current events and religious issues. He was also a participant in the rejuvenation of Hebrew children’s literature. Generally good condition. Original binding somewhat disconnected. Water stains.
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LOT: 067

Meshech Chochma, Riga, 1927. First edition.

By the Gaon Rabbi Simcha HaKohen of Dvinsk. Reinforcement with tape on the cover page. Cardboard bindings is partially detached, missing the spine. Brown pages, good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $100
LOT: 068

Milchamot Hashem by RavYehiyaKapach. Jerusalem 1931. Controversial book. Rare.

Flagship book for the hashkafa of the Dardaim on the Zohar, which caused a stir in the Yemenite communities of Jerusalem 70 years ago. The book Emunat Hashem by Ma’ari Haim Araki Meiri Yehuda Avraham Chavshush and Ma’ari Shalom Shlomo Nagar was written against it. Printed by P. Anav. [6] pages, 174, [3] pages. Generally good condition. Some moth holes. Rebound.
Starting at $120
LOT: 069

Torah journal “HaBe’er” by RavZvi Hirsch Friedling. Zamość. 1936-1938.

Issues 26-34 with separate covers for each volume, original binding. Rabbi Friedling was a rabbi in Zamość, Skovitz, Oponzak (a suburb of Warsaw). He perished in the Shoah.
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LOT: 070

Mishnat Chachamim (mishnayot). 1900. Lemberg. And the book AvneiShayish by RavShlomo Yehuda Schwartz, hy”d. Budapest 1937.

Two books in one volume, with stamp of Rabbi Menachem HaKohen Sapir on the back of the binding, and on the cover of AvneiShayish. Mishnat Chachamim is a collection of mishnayot to study in memory of someone who has died, with Yiddish translation. Printed by P. Bedanorsky; Hirsch Shlag. [92] pages, 19cm. AvneiShayish: Aggadah on the Torah and holidays, pilpul on the issue of Chazakahd’Hashata, kiddushin, Bava Batra. RavShlomo Yehuda Schwartz (1909-?), a student of the Da’atSofer and Rabbi Yisrael Walz of Budapest. He was the son-in-law of Rabbi Daniel Buchinger of Schtinmanger, and moved there to study. Perished in the Shoah. Printer: MeshulamKatzburg. 6, 58 pages. Generally good condition.
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LOT: 072

KolMevaser—book that “revealed the End” but was printed after the designated date. New York, 1943.

By Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Rofeh of Buenos Aires (Argentina). The author wrote chiddushim and made various calculations that the end of the Exile would be in 1943, but the book was published after the designated date, in New York in 1943. 68 pages. Generally excellent condition.
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LOT: 073

Lot of two books by the Ben Ish Hai, first editions.

1. Sefer Ben Ish Hai, halachat , 1st-2nd year. By Rabbeinu Yosef Haim of Baghdad. Baghdad 1912. Second edition, printed by Yehoshua ShlomoBechor. [4], 121 (supposed to be 122), 118 pages. Generally good condition. A little bit of moth damage. In the middle of the book is a cut covering a few pages. 2. Ben Ish Hai 1st-2nd year, with separate covers. Jerusalem 1932. With stamps of the publisher Rabbi Yitzhak Na’eh (brother of the GrachaNa’eh) on the back 2 covers. Stamp and listing of ownership handwritten on the first cover by RavYehezkel Kohen, rabbi of the Sefardi community of Rehovot and the surrounding area. Printed by Weingarten, Year 2 from the 2nd issue onwards printed by MerkazYerushalayim. [4], 116; [2], 112 pages; 8. Original binding. Front binding and cover page disconnected.Generally good condition.
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LOT: 074

Lot of 15 booklets and stories of the histories of Jewish sages.

1. ZechutYisrael, called EserAtarot, history, stories, and divrei Torah from Rabbi Meir of Premyslan, a Chassidic sage. First edition, Pietrekov 1910. 2. Achiezer—history of the Gaon Rabbi Haim Ozer Grodzinsky, published by Netzach Tel Aviv, 1942. 3. Booklet Zikaron Rabbi Aharon Kotler, published a year after he died, 2nd of Kislev 1964, by the MerkazChinuchAtzma’i, Jerusalem. 4. Booklet Sarah Schnirer, EmB’Yisrael by Moshe Prager, published by Merkaz Beit Yaakov in Israel. 5. Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman Heller (the Tosafot Yom Tov), printed to mark 300 years since his death, published by Netzach Tel Aviv, 1954. 6. Rebbe of Lubavitch, on the Rayatz, published by the Youth of Aggudat Chabad in Israel, dedicated to the Redemption Day, 11th-12th of Tammuz. 7. Booklet of newspaper articles notifying of the death of the Gur Rebbe, the Beit Yisrael. 8. ZechutYisrael—EserTzachtzachot—history, stories, and divrei Torah from 10 chassidictzadikim, Rabbi Elimelech of Luzhansk, the Bnei Issachar Rabbi Moshe Lee of Masasov, and more. First edition, Pietrekov 1910. 9. Rav Shmuel Mohaliver, published by the Religious Education branch at the Ministry of Education to mark 150 years since his birth. Jerusalem 1974. 10. Children’s issue, Adar 1977, dedicated for the death of the Gur Rebbe, Beit Yisrael. 11. Rav Hai Gaon—religious and scientific collection for 900 years since his death, published by Mossad Rav Kook—Jerusalem 1938. 12. Der Greditzer, Tzaddik Rabbi Eliyahu Gutmacher, PonPreisenpublished by Ben Zion Motzen, Jerusalem. 13. OlamotTemirim—story of Hai Gaon of Vilna, Pesach Markus, published by Mayanot Tel Aviv 1957. 14. Dmuyotb’Zionut, and history of the Yishuv, booklet 8—Rav Yitzhak Nisenbaum—Jerualem 1951 15. Dmuyotb’Zionut, and history of the Yishuv, booklet 9, Rav Meir Bar Ilan—Jerusalem 1954, various conditions, generally ok to good.
Item sold at $70 Starting at $50
LOT: 075

Lot of 2 booklets of songs and neginot for prayers. London 1930-1932.

1. ShireiRazomani—sung in shuls of Ephraim ZalmanRazomani, famous in Odessa, with his picture. Includes musical notes for prayers of Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh. 1930. Printed by Kelingold. 82 pages, 28cm. Generally good condition. 2. Tzalutav’Zimra—by the musician and conductor Yosef Bielsky. Includes musical notes and singing notes for shabbat and roshchodesh prayers and birkathamazon. London 1932. Generally good condition.
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