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21.12.2016 - Auction No. 12

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LOT: 251

Mishnayot Nezikin and Taharot with commentary of the Admor of Komarna—first edition, Lviv [Lemberg] 1862.

With commentary Atzei Aden by Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac Yehuda Yehiel Saprin (1806-1874), the Admor of Komarna. First edition, published during the lifetime of the author. The cover of Seder Nezikin is missing, the cover of Kedoshim is defective. Pages torn and missing, moth damage. Generally ok to good condition, binding is renewed with engraving on the back.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $150
LOT: 252

Books by Rabbi Yisrael of Rozhin: Knesset Yisrael Irin Kedishin—3 books bound together

Divrei Toratam on the Torah, moadim, and collections of Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Rozhin (1796-1850), son of the Admors of Rozhin and Sadigura, the book Irin Kadishin printed in Warsaw 1889. Two covers, 65 pages, bound together with Knesset Yisrael, Warsaw 1906. And Irin Kadishin Berdichov 1907. 28 page. Light water stains, pages disconnected. Binding disconnected. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 253

Or Torah (Ostrowiec), only edition—Pietrekov 1921.

On the Book of Genesis, Chassidic chiddushim by Rabbi Meir Yehiel HaLevi Halstock, the Ador of Ostrowiec (1851-1928). Stamp of ownership on the cover of the book by the publisher—a student of the author, Rabbi Yosef Yehuda Leibush Rosenberg. Additional signature of ownership. Binding is worn and disconnected, pages disconnected, moth damage, stains and wear. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 254

Drash Moshe, only edition—Lviv [Lemberg] 1872.

First section, drashot on the Torah (Genesis and Exodus), by Rabbi Moshe ben Shmuel Machalish. With endorsements of the Katav Sofer, the Divrei Haim of Sanz, Rabbi Yosef Shaul Natanson of Lviv, and more. Only edition, the second section was never printed. The cover page is taped and a little defective. Stains and wear. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 255

Sefer Emunat HaYechud—Premyslan 1871.

Chassidut by Rabbi Avraham Sofer of Poltishan. Stefanski Chassidut 50. 52 page. 22cm. Anterior binding is missing. Stains. Generally good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 256

Zikaron Menachem, Lviv (Lemberg) 1875 with HaTorah v’HaAvodah, Pietrekov, 1909

Commentary on Tikkunei HaZohar. Only edition. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Budik (1825-1875), student of Rabbi Shalom “HaSar Shalom” of Belz, and Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac of Zidichov, and Rabbi Meir of Premishlan, was a kabbalist and chassid. As noted in the introduction to his book, it was printed a little after his death. He also wrote “Mif’alot HaTzaddikim,” “Ma’aseh HaTzaddikim,” and more. Bound together with the book HaTorah v’HaAvodah by Rabbi Yosef Haim Yitzhak Studinitzky, who served as rabbi in Kharkov, each section has a separate cover page. With endorsements by Geonim, Rabbi Haim Berlin and Rabbi Refael Shapira of Volozhin. Little bit of moth damage, signs from folding and light moisture stains. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 257

Books by Rabbis of Aphtha: Or LeShamayim (Book of Preservation)—Lviv (Lemberg) 1860 and Torat Emet, Lviv (Lemberg) 1864

By Rabbi Meir HaLevi Rotenberg of Aphtha (1760-1831), articles of chassidut on the Torah, second edition. 67 page, printed without a place and year of printing listed, approximately ten years after the first edition, which was also printed without a place and year of printing. The cover of the book says “it is a wonderful segula…for success and well-being and preservation from any bad thing.” Torat Emet, articles of chassidut on the Torah by Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Aphtha, the “Ohev Yisrael,” (1748-1825), 40 pages, first edition. Two bounds bound together in one volume, moth damage and water stains, signature of ownership on the cover of Torat Emet. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 258

Droshei Yom Yom, only edition, Premsyln 1901.

Chassidic droshim by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Landman ben Rabbi Zvi Hirsch, a rabbi and Admor in Potilitch (adjacent to Ruska), student of Rabbi Yitzhak Menchkis and Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac of Komarna. Binding worn and disconnected, moth damage, stamps of ownership, generally good condition.
Item sold at $160 Starting at $150
LOT: 259

Limmudim b’Nissim, only edition, Premyslan 1888.

Chassidic droshim based upon “the miracles of hanukkah and Purim, the exodus from Egypt, and the splitting of the Red Sea,” by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Landman ben Rabbi Zvi Hirsch, a rabbi and Admor in Potilitch (adjacent to Ruska), student of Rabbi Yitzhak Menchkis and Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac of Komarna.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $150
LOT: 260

Lot of 10 works of chassidut

1. Ben Porat Yosef on chassidut by Rabbi Yaakov Yosef HaKohen of Polona, author of “Toldot Yaakov Yosef”—student of the Baal Shem Tov, printed in Pietrekov (1883). 2. No’am Magadim u’Khvod HaTorah, on chassidut, by Rabbi Eliezer HaLevi Ish Horwitz, Av Beit Din of Tarnigrad, student of Rabbi Elimelech of Luzhansk. Printed in Lviv (Lemberg) 1873. 3. Sfatei Tzaddikim, articles of chassidut on the Torah from Rabbi Pinhas Lerner, Av Beit Din of Dinavitz in Siberia—including divrei torah by his rabbi Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Aphtha, the “Ohev Yisrael.” Printed in Warsaw 1909. 4. Safra Zikukin deNorah u’Biyurin, commentary on the Tana, Rabbi Eliyahu. Warsaw 1880, the copy belonged to the kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Englander, stamped on the first page. 5. Igra deParka, droshim of chassidut from Rabbi Zvi Elimelech of Dinov, the “Bnei Issachar,” Lviv (Lemberg) 1858. Stamp of the beit midrash of the community of Krashtzenka. 6. Sefer Or Pnei Moshe on the five books of Torah and the Megillot by Rabbi Moshe Sofer of Peshversk, Warsaw 1883. Bound together with the books Netzach Yisrael and Tiferet Yisrael by Rabbi Yehuda Liva, the Maharal of Prague, Warsaw 1885-6. 7. Toldot Yaakov Yosef (five sections bound together) on the Torah according to chassidut by Rabbi Yaakov Yosef HaKohen of Polona, student of the Baal Shem Tov, Premysla 1909. Nice copy, each section has its own cover page. 8. Be’er Moshe on the Torah according to chassidut, by Rabbi Moshe Elyakim Briya Hopstein of Kozhnitz, son of the Maggid of Kozhnitz, Jozefov 1883. Copy of the kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Englander, stamped on the first page and cover. 9. Yosher Divrei Emet, articles of chassidut by Rabbi MEshulam Feivish HaLevi Heller of Zabriz, Munkatch 1905, accompanied by the pamphlet Nezirut Shimshon by the author’s son Rabbi Shimshon of Ozriyan. 10. Parshat Derachim, 26 droshim from Rabbi Yehuda Rosnis, the “Mishneh LaMelech,” on the Rambam. Warsaw 1870, bound with the book Ohev Yisrael, chassidut on the Torah from Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Aphtha. Warsaw 1881. Various conditions, damage from time, water stains and moth damage.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $150
LOT: 261

Yeitev Lev on the Torah first edition, 1875

Sections 1-5, chiddushim on the Torah through chassidut by the Admor of Sighet, Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum (1808-1883), first edition, stamp of ownership. Anterior binding is disconnected, rear is missing. Moth damage, water stains, pages disconnected, generally ok condition.
Item sold at $750 Starting at $500
LOT: 262

Pesach Haggadah, Gevurot Yisrael u’Mateh Moshe—Lviv [Lemberg] 1872

With commentaries, by Rabbi Yisrael, the Maggid of Kozhnitz, and his son Rabbi Moshe Elyakim Beriya of Kozhnitz. Stefanski Chassidut 155. Pages, including the cover page, are disconnected. Worn binding. Tears on a number of pages. Stains, ok condition. Signature of ownership of “Zvi Meir, the shochet of Erintzat.”
Starting at $200
LOT: 263

Rav Yevei—Brody 1874.

Droshim on chassidut by Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ben Yehuda Leib (1738-1791), the Maggid of Ostraha, known as the Rav Yevei. Printed in Brody. Moth damage, stains from water and time, torn cover page but complete. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 264

Or Yisrael (Kozhnitz) only edition—Chernovitz 1862

Exegesis on Tikkunei HaZohar from Rabbi Yisrael Hopstein of Kozhnitz (1736-1814), printed in Chernowitz with endorsement of Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Friedman (the First) of Sadigura. 2 covers, 57 pages, 22cm in quality paper, wide margins. Stains and light signs of moths. Signature of ownership of Avraham Meir Harin, the shochet of Tarna. Binding is half-leather and disconnected.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 265

Books of Rabbi Tzadok of Lublin, Resisei Layla and Tzidkat HaTzaddik—Lublin 1902-3.

Two books by Rabbi Tzadok HaKohen of Lublin on issues related to chassidut. Resisei Layla, accompanied by the pamphlet on dreams, “a list of things I discovered during sleep…” and the book Tzidkat HaTzaddik. Printed together in Lublin. Generally excellent condition, light moisture stains.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 266

Five books of chassidut in four volumes.

1-2. Likkutim Yekarim, divrei torah of the Ba’al Shem Tov, the Maggid of Maastricht, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Premyslan and the Maggid of Zlatchov. Printed in Lviv, 1872, bound together with Midrash Pinchas by Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. Warsaw 1876. Generally ok condition. 3. Sha’are Tefila, by Rabbi Haim Tirer of Chernowitz, the “Be’er Mayim Haim,” Lublin 1928. Generally good condition. 4. Ma’amar Mordechai, collection on the Torah using kabbalah and chassidut, by Rabbi Mordechai Letner, the Admor of Drohovitch, a student of the Khozeh of Lublin, the Maggid of Kozhnitz, and Rabbi Zvi Hirsch of Zidichov. Lviv [Lemberg] 1877. Two covers, binding and pages disconnected, generally ok condition. 5. Ma’ayan HaKhochma, chiddushim on the Torah through chassidut by Rabbi Asher Zvi Maggid Meisharim of the Ostroha community, but after a faction grew against him he moved to be the Maggid in Koritz. A student of the Maggid of Maastricht. Second edition, printed in Podgoriza, 1897. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 267

Lot of 2 shivitis written and illustrated by hand on paper. 1960s.

1. Written on paper with verses and holy names. In the center are three menorot, “Shir HaMa’a lot”, “LaMenatze’ach,” “Ana B’koach.” And Brich Shmaya. Dated November 10, 1962. Size: 50x35cm. Stains from moisture and light moth marks. 2. Shiviti written and illustrated by hand on paper, with gilding and different colors. Dated 1966. Size: 69x49cm. Tear in the upper portion. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $100
LOT: 268

Amulet printed for preservation from plague and fire—Krakow, beginning of the 20th century.

“Tried and test, hang it up against the window or the door of the home, and it is kabbalah from Rabbeinu Eliezer of Garmaziya, the ba’al HaTosafot, and Rabbeinu Eliyahu Ba’al Shem.” Printed on paper, 21x30cm, facsimiles of amulets from the Arizal, as printed in Koritz. Around are writings and additions of various names, shivitis, hamsa, and more. At the bottom is printed in Yiddish (Free translation): “This amulet was found in the Land of Israel, by the Gaon HaGadol and Arizal, this amulet is a segulah for parnasah and should be put under the head of a sick child. Printed by Deutscher in Krakow, Poland. Small tears in the edges of the page, signs of folding, and stains. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $180
LOT: 269

Amulet for preservation of a birthing mother. Djair, Algeria, beginning of the 20th century.

Printed with golden ink with illustrations of the Tablets and the Ten Commandments, fish, Star of David, hamsa, and flowers. This amulet is one of a list that were in use above Elijah’s chair during a Brit Milah. Size: 20x22cm. 1920 approximately. Signs of folding and tears, ok to good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 270

Amulet on parchment from the holy hands of the tsaddik, the Admor Rabbi Yeshayle Krestirer—rare.

Before us is a rare and extremely exciting item for those engaged in acquisitions of Chassidic material and lovers of tsaddikim—an amulet given by the Tzaddik from Krestir to someone seeking salvation, and which was hidden for close to 100 years. “The following things the author would write on a small parchment, and no evil would befallen him nor to any members of his household,” so wrote Rabbi Hillel Liechtenstein in his book “Tshuvot Beit Hillel HaChadash” (32). “Yelshat B’Asher Boliv v’haAph HaBamug v’la” (the words written on the parchment)—three verses for preservation are hinted at in it, appearing in the book Elef Katav, and this is the exegesis: “the verses are ‘Yehi Shalom B’Kheilech Shalva b’Armnotaich’ (Psalms 122:7); ‘Lo TeUna Elayech Ra’ah v’Negah Lo Yikrav B’Ohalayech’ (Psalms 91:10), linked by the first initials of the first line. The verse ‘Ve’et HaAnashim Asher Petach HaBayit Hiku BaSanverim MiKotan v’Ad Kadol Vayelu Limtzo HaPatach,” (Genesis 19:1), appears in the first initials of the second line.”For many generations, the deeds of the Tzaddik from Krestir, Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner, have reverberated, especially the story of the Jew who immigrated to the United States, who opened a laundromat for parnasa that he profited off. Two goyim opened a laundromat across the street from him to compete, and the Jew sent another Jew to Hungary with a request to go to Rabbi Yeshayla and ask him for deliverance from his difficulty. The Jew returned to the United States and brought with him an amulet similar to the one before us here.The competitors decided to burn the Jew’s store, and sent someone to light it on fire, but the person couldn’t identify the storefront and accidentally burned down the Italians’ store. When the Rabbi Yeshayla died, the Jew dared to open the amulet and was astonished in seeing the verse and people who entered the home were struck with blindness. Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner (1852-1925) from Krestir (Bodrogkeresztur) was one of the most important and well-known Admorim in Hungary. When he was 3, his father died, and at age 12 his widowed mother sent him to Rabbi Zvi Hirsch from Liska, where he was until his Rav died, and then he succeeded him, but remained indigent and did not think of himself. He is considered a miracle-worker and many amazing stories are told of him. Until today thousands of people continue to visit his grave and unburden their hearts there, and many amazing stories have been generated about the power of that event. He is known for his merciful heart and his care for the parnasa of the Jewish people. The amulets given during his lifetime to those seeking deliverance were written on parchment by professional scribes from his students, and he would himself bless them and give them by hand. His picture is also known as a segula against rats in a home, after an incident when he blessed a home and rats left their holes in Jewish homes, as well as another where he blessed a Jew who had been sued and rats came and ate the suit that was hanging before him in the court. Size: 4.5x8.5cm. Excellent condition.
Item sold at $160000 Starting at $8000
LOT: 271

Printed picture of the Tzaddik Rabbi Yeshayle Krestirer—it is a known segula to hang it in one’s home.

Portrait of Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner (1852-1925) from Krestir (Bodrogkeresztur), who was an important Admor and one of the most well-known in Hungary. Under the picture is printed his signature, with an inscription underneath “A pure heart, loved Creation and generous to the poor…” Writing in Hungarian with the name of the tsaddik. This picture is a known segula, to preserve the home against rats and other vermin. 20x29cm in a wooden frame. Stains, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $150
LOT: 272

Lot of 16 amulets on parchment.

Ink on parchment, vows, angelic names, kabbalistic illustrations. Various periods, sizes, and conditions.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $120
LOT: 273

Holder with the name of Hashem for a Menorah. Holland, 19th century.

Metal, handwork with enamel and embossing. In the center is a heart with the letters S-D-Y. Very good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 274

Ten articles—Frankfurt-am-Mein 1698.

Articles by the Rama of Pano, printed in Frankfurt. Signature of ownership on the first page: Rabbi Avraham Aharon ben HaRav Zalman Deutsch, father of Rabbi Aharon David Deutsch (1813-1878), the Goren David, an important student of the Chatam Sofer, who was Av Beit Din in Balassagyarmat, Hungary. Cover and last page missing, moth marks, various bits of tape. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 275

Bnei Aharon, only edition, owned by Rabbi Eliyahu Bambegi Ma’aravi—Baghdad 1908, rare!

Kabbalah on the gilgulim of Rabbi Haim Vittel, by the Kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Aharon Agassi (1851-1914), rabbi in Baghdad. One of the rabbis of Rabbi Yehuda Moshe Petya. Signature and stamp of ownership of Rabbi Eliyahu Bambegi Ma’aravi (1873-1955), born in Damascus and moved to Israel thanks to the influence of his rabbi Rabbi Haim Shaul Davich HaKohen, he left his work and focused on Torah study, both the revealed and hidden Torah, at the Rechovot HaNahar yeshiva. Authored the Pe’at HaSadeh. Without binding, pages disintegrating. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $500