Historical letter from 20th of Shvat, 1947, an invitation to the mythic shochet of Nahalal, Rav Zecharya HaKohen to a discussion on establishing a site for the memory of those lost in the Shoah, in Israel (seemingly the Yad Vashem of today). Stamps of: Rav Eliyahu Mordechai HaLevi Valkovsky, member of the Chief Rabbinate, author of the set of books “The System of the Talmud and the Verses,” Rav Yaakov Kalmas, rabbi of Moscow and member of the Chief Rabbinate during the foundation of the State of Israel, and stamp of the Committee for Remembrance of Kedoshei HaGola. Additional unidentified signature. HaRav Zecharya HaKohen, shochet v’bodek, lived in Nahalal and was responsible for religious affairs in the area’s moshavim. He was killed tragically, when one of Nahalal’s residents, Aviva Dayan (sister of Moshe Dayan), gave him a ride in her car, the car flipped, and he was killed. Following that event Aviva Dayan committed suicide for feeling responsible for his death. Therefore this is a truly historical letter! Tears with damage to the text. Tape. Moth marks, stains and signs of folding. Bad condition.
On the issue of whether or not it is permissible for a shaliach tzibur to say kaddish or the kedusha and specific sections of the tefilla with special songs or whether he needs to lehavdil between holy days and regular days and whether he can play instruments for verses and brachot. 3 pages written on official letterhead from when he served as the Rishon LeZiyyon and the Chief Rabbi of Israel. Excellent condition.
On the issue of when a groom or father of the groom or bar mitzvah in a synagogue on Shabbos and people need to receive aliyot to the Torah whether additional aliyot are made for the day and whether the ba’al koreh is allowed to repeat verses many times for each oleh or whether the parshah needs to be divded up according to the number of aliyot necessary so as not to repeat previous parshiyot. 3 pages written on official letterhead from when he served as the Rishon LeZiyyon and the Chief Rabbi of Israel. First page is cut (without any missing text). Excellent condition.
On the issue of a synthetic garment which while being worn or taken off in a dark place it appears to be giving off sparks, whether or not it is permissible to wear on Shabbat or whether there is a fear of lighting fire on Shabbat. 2 pages written on official letterhead from when he served as the Rishon LeZiyyon and the Chief Rabbi of Israel. Excellent condition.
Two sections bound together of the siddur “Seder Tefilla” according to the nusach of the Arizal, for throughout the year and the High Holidays, as founded by Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya, with commentary according to chassidut by the Reed, the grandson of the Tzemach Tzedek, Rabbi Yitzhak Dover Schneerson Maladi. Printed by Sheptil in Berdichov, 1913.
Moth damage, moisture stains, pages disconnected, binding disconnected, generally ok to good condition.
Nusach Ari, as organized by the Admor Rabbi Shne’or Zalman Maladi, founder of Chabad Lubavitch chassidut.
The siddur was first printed in 1913 in Rabbi Haim Yaakov Sheptil’s shop in Berdichov, by Rav Haim Eliezer HaKohen Bichovsky and Rav Haim Meir Hillman (the Beit Rabi), and each section of the siddur has a separate title page.
Attached to the siddur is the “Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as practiced by the chassidim who pray with the Arizal’s siddur, the tradition of our rabbi, the Admor Maladi, the Tanya, and the Shulchan Aruch.” There is a table of brachot according to the Shulchan Aruch, as appear in his siddur. And the book Me’ah She’arim—in which there are 50 printed bonds with sayings from Admors of Chabad, the Ba’al HaTanya and the middle Admor, Rabbi Dover Schneerson, and the Admor Rabbi Menahem Mendel Schneerson, the Tzemach Tzedek.
In Chabad chassidut it is known that their machzors edited by the last Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, were based upon the Me’ah She’arim machzor which is before us, with some changes.
Moth marks, anterior binding is disconnected, the first cover page and the page after are disconnected and a tad missing. The first page in the siddur is taped and the words are covered. Every prayer page is written at the top with blue ink. Generally good condition.
Chiddushim on the Torah, first section, and droshim for Channukah, by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (the First) of Lubavitch, the Tzemach Tzedek. Printed by Sheptil printing.
Bindings are disconnected, light moth damage at the beginning of the book, generally good condition.
Section 1 on the parshiyot of the Torah through chassidut and kabbalah, section 2 on Tehorot, articles of chassidut and collections on Shabbat and moadim. Composed by Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac HaLevi Epstein, rabbi of Humyl, an important Chabad thinker of his generation. A separate cover page before each book of the chumash. Second section bound together with the book Avodat HaLevi on Deuteronomy and haftaroth by Rabbi Aharon HaLevi, author of: Sha’ar HaYechud v’HaEmunah and Sha’ar HaAvodah, a great student of Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya. Warsaw 1866.
Moth damage, moisture stains, pages disconnected, damage in the binding, generally good condition.
Book of chassidut considered by Chabad to be “the deepest book by the middle Admor.” By the Admor Rabbi Dover Schneerson of Lubavitch-Chabad, son of Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya. Printed in Lviv 1862, by Kapost printing.
Binding and pages are disconnected, moth marks and moisture stains. Generally good condition.
First section on Bereishit and Channukah, by Rabbi Hillel HaLevi of Faritsch (1795-1864), one of the great Chassidic influences upon Chabad. Printed with two covers.
Binding and booklets disconnected, moth marks and light moisture stains. Generally ok condition.
On the parshiyot of Bereishit, Noach, and Lech Lecha, by Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya, printed in Vilna. 1-84. 2 covers.
Bindings disconnected, light moisture stains, light moth damage, nice copy.
Chassidic divrei Torah by Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya, sections from Leviticus through Deuteronomy and the Song of Songs. One volume, a special cover page for each section. Printed by the widow and brothers Ram in Vilna 1904. [On the cover it is noted: 1903].
Pages disconnected, first cover is disconnected, binding is worn and disconnected, generally good condition.
Called Mahadura Batra, commentary on the siddur of Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya, printed according to the manuscript of his son Rabbi Dover Schneerson, the Middle Admor of Lubavitch. Two covers. Stefanski Chassidut 474.
Binding is a little disconnected, stains, generally good condition.
By the Middle Admor of Chabad, Rabbi Dover Schneerson of Lubavitch, son of Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the “Ba’al HaTanya.” Cover page missing. The end of the book is missing. The last page of the introduction is missing. First pages are torn and a few missing. Not bound. Signatures of ownership throughout the book, including a number of times “Samerel of Lubavitch.” Moth damage, stains, and wear, generally ok condition.
On Hanukkah and Purim, articles of chassidut by the Middle Admor, Rabbi Dover Schneerson of Lubavitch—Chabad, with the cover page as it was printed in Kapost in 1822.
Bound together with the book “Valuable Articles” which has Chassidic articles by Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya, as were found in the manuscripts of his son the Middle Admor, Rabbi Dover Schneerson of Lubavitch. Two covers.
Moth damage, stains from wear and water, pages disconnected, binding is worn and disconnected, generally ok condition.
2 volumes from the book by Mordechai Teitelbaum, “HaRav Maladi and the Chabad Party,” regarding the life of Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya, and the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Printed by Toshiya [Great Library, Year 1, Book 15-17]. Additional cover page in German, accompanied by an illustration of the Ba’al HaTanya, a facsimile of his handwriting, and bars from one of his niggunim.
Pages disconnected and light tears in some, various bits of wear. Generally good condition.
Chassidic article by Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac bar Mordechai HaLevi Epstein (1770-1857), one of the first Chabad chassidim, and one of their most famous.
The cover page and last page are disconnected and hole-punched. Mot hmarks, stains, and signs of wear over time. Generally ok condition.
1. Derech Mitzvotecha, section 2, book of commentary on the words in the tefillot, by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Chabad, the Tzemach Tzedek. First edition, Poltova 1912.
2. Derech Emunah, called Sefer HaKhakira, first edition, Poltova 1912.
3. Additions to the book Derech Emunah and other chiddushim for hanukkah, by the Admor the Tzemach Tzedek. First edition, printed by Sheptil in Berdichov, 1913.
Binding and first cover disconnected, moth damage, stains and wear, generally good condition.
1. Rav Maladi and the Chabad party—first section, regarding the life of Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya, and the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Printed in Warsaw 1910-3 by “Toshiya” publishing [Great Library, Year 1, Book 15-17]. Additional cover in German. 2. Likkutei Amarim Tanya—Warsaw 1930. 3. Set of the Shulchan Aruch HaRav [5 sections in 3 volumes] printed in Germany 1948. 4. Set Shulchan Aruch HaRav [5 sections in 3 volumes] Warsaw 1875 [Stettin edition 1864]. Two covers to each section. 5. Shulchan Aruch HaRav Section 1, Stettin 1864. Two covers. 6. Shulchan Aruch HaRav [3 volues, sections 2-4]—Brody 1874.
1. Sefer Likutei Amarim of the Tanya, printed in Vilna, 1912.
2. Shnei HaMe’orot, article of chassidut from the Middle Admor, Rabbi Dover Schneerson of Lubavitch, and according to the person who brought it to the printing house, the text he received from the Admor’s father Rabbi Schneor Zalman Maladi, the Ba’al HaTanya. Lviv 1882.
3. Iyun Tefila, an article of chassidut in Yiddish on prayer, by the Middle Admor of Chabad, together with Bad Kodesh v’Inyan from the Ba’al HaTanya. Pietrekov 1904. Bound with the pamphlet Dover Shalom, divrei torah on chassidut by various Admorim. Pietrekov 1910.
4. Sixth section from the book Katzot HaShulchan, chiddushim and piskei din on halachot of Shabbat by Rabbi Avraham Haim Na’eh, Jerusalem 1939, with endorsements by the Reitz of Chabad, and the Ga’avad of the Charedi community, Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky, and the Ra’avad of the Charedi community, Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis.
Various conditions, moth damage and wear from time.