1. With pictures of holy places, a tombstone in memory of a deceased person for the organization Chesed L’Avraham in Jerusalem. With inscriptions in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish. 46.5x33cm. Generally good condition. Signs of folding, tears in the margins.
2. Articles of incorporation, huge, colorful, pretty, for the organization Yeshivat Ohel Moshe in Jerusalem headed by Rav Diskin. With his pictures and the picture of Rav Haim Berlin and the Temple Mount at the top of the page, and a picture of the holy places. And the picture of the yeshiva at the bottom, under which is the yeshiva’s constitution in Yiddish. 48x65cm. Signs of folding, tears in the margins. Good condition.
With the 12 tribes, Jerusalem, Rachel’s Tomb, the Kotel. Beneath which is a basket of fruits from Israel, and an inscription. At the bottom is the picture of the Tel Aviv port and Jews turning to Zion, above which is an angel and a verse. Printed by Moshe Efkowitz Achva, Jerusalem. Signs of folding in the middle. Generally good condition. 25x34cm.
Colorful decoration for a sukkah on Bristol paper. With the “Yehi Ratzon” prayer for inviting the Ushpizin, names of the seven Ushpiizim, above them an eagle spreading its wings, and below it the verse “as an eagle enlightens his nest.” Around it are illustrations of plants, gates, and geometric shapes, in which are seven circles representing the Ushpizin, each of which has a verse relating to one of them, with matching illustrations. Folding and light tears in the white margins, no damage to text. | 17x25cm. Generally good condition.
With illustrations of the Temple Mount, the Kotel, the Binding of Isaac, Rachel’s Tomb, and other tombs of tzaddikim, framed with a defective frame. Moshe ben Yitzhak Mizrahi—Jerusalem 1936. 29x36cm. Generally good condition.
A single page worded how to put a man to bed and how to put a woman to bed, printed in Iran in the 1950s. No mention of this has been made in any catalogue or in the National Library. Special, rare item, good condition except for light tears and a small hole with missing text, stamped by the 23rd Zionist Congress, mail stamp 1951.
Small booklet of 10 pages, a copy of a Yemenite manuscript of kinot “the Yemenite Diaspora wails the bad situation from a religious perspective of those who left Yemen and came to Israel…” on the cover is written “Kinot by the elder sages of Yemen for the destruction of the religion,” Tisha B’Av of 1951. Pritned by Horev Jerusalem, republished by the Va’ad Bnei Yeshivot HaOlami. Generally very good condition.
Rare! Lone page, on one side is a prayer from the collection of Rabbi Natan of Breslev, the student and follower of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, printed by the Printing and Distribution Fund—Breslev institutes of Bnei Brak. On the other side is a letter to soldiers “for your eternal benefit.” Interesting, unique item. Some tears, generally good condition.
Lone page with a prayer against Gamal Abdel Nassar and King Hussein ibn Talal (King of Jordan). Printed, various stains, generally good condition. About ten years ago, there was controversy in Egypt when Rabbi Benayahu Shmueli discovered that in 1970, a few years before the death of President Nasser, three kabbalistic sages of Jerusalem, Rav Shaul David Hai Mualem (of Yeshivat Porat Yosef), Rabbi Yosef Sharok, and Rabbi Yitzhak Khadouri, undertook a mystical-magical ceremony, “because Nasser had thought of causing troubles, they decided to eliminate him,” Rav Shmueli said. The printed page before us is the nusach of the prayer that they said.
Yediot Achronot edition 1972, printed for soldiers with an opening letter by Colonel Rav Mordechai Piron, the Chief Rabbi of Israel. On the cover is a dedication of Pres. Ephraim Katzir, when he served as president. “Dear IDF soldier! Referencing Refael, with great appreciation and wishes for a fast recovery. May God bless you from Zion—peace upon Israel. Ephraim Katzir, Tishrei 1973.” Generally good condition.
Edited by David Adler, published for the Poalei Agudat Yisrael in Germany. Many rare pictures of sages and businessmen and founders of Agudat Yisrael, and of activists and various institutions founded by the organization in Israel and Germany. There are many short articles in Hebrew and Yiddish. Printer: Linder. 60 pages. Printed dust jacket with tears. Colorful cover reinforced with tape. Small tears at the edges, some of the pages, no damage to text. Stains. Some pages disconnected. Generally good condition.
2 volumes with a collection of issues from the rare journal published in Jerusalem from 1956 onwards, printed in stencil form, by the Shalhevet Y-a organization. Articles on geula and Chassidut. By a small organization of revolutionary youth operating in Israel in the 1950s and beginning of the sixties. Their goal was to create a deep religious renaissance,which would bring about a modern and Israeli continuation to the Chassidut revolution of the Ba’al Shem Tov. Most of the content was written by Rav Adin Steinsaltz (Even Yisrael) and anonymously to highlight the brotherhood in the organization, which faded after a number of years.
Booklet from issues of the monthly journal on issues of Torah and mussar, published by Rabbi Yisrael Zissel Paltin. Printed in Jerusalem. Signature of ownership of Rav David Zvi Zilberstein (1897-1978), a rabbi, educator, and public figure in the Haredi world in Poland and then in Israel, where he served as secretary at the Torah Education Center in Israel and a rabbi of Tel Aviv.
Special album-edition book, “A Composer for Gur” on Rav Yaakov Talmud. Numbered 60/300 printed. Edited by his son, Mr. Haim Talmud, with articles in memory of him, newspaper clippings, many facsimiles from Chassidut Gur, sheet music, and more. 32x23cm. Original cloth binding with inscription in brown. Generally good condition.
By Gershon Kish. Although it was allowed to sell wine for religious purposes, only four rabbinical organizations were to be approved for it, which caused competition for these approvals, since getting control of such approvals meant money that could be used to support religious organizations. Many took advantage of the situation for bad purposes, and illegal agents used loopholes to create and sell wine. The combination of persecution and difficult living conditions together with Talmudic minds resulted in, for hundreds of years, an ironic sense of humor and even satirical. Many times, these articles illustrate the periods in which they were written with secret references to issues of the day. 40 pages, 22cm. Generally very good condition. Includes the original outside binding, torn at the edges and disconnected.