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Auction No. 17 - 07.02.2018

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LOT: 326

Letter from Rabbi Hillel Ginzburg, grandson and follower of the Chafetz Haim.

Official letterhead, handwritten and signed. Sent from Radin in 1933, 6 months before the Chafetz Haim’s death. Long letter with details about events from the period and the situation at the yeshiva. He was a close follower and assistant for the Chafetz Haim, manager of the yeshiva in Radin. Took upon himself to spread the Mishnah Berurah, Chafetz Haim, and others. Folding marks. Tears without missing text. 20x26cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $800
LOT: 327

Letter from the Ga’avad Jerusalem, Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis.

Letter on an official postcard, stamped and with postage. Handwritten and signed when the rabbi was the rabbi of Klovariya in Lithuania. To the residents of his city. He lived 1864-1953, born in Lithuania, then moved to Jerusalem. The Natziv called him the Shas Hai. 15x10cm. Generally good to very good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $200
LOT: 328

Shtar Mikneh from the Synagogue in Sanz. Jerusalem 1908.

Signed ketubah, large nad handsome. Printed in black and green. The items (names, amount, etc) written by hand. Amount is 5 napoleons (a lot in that time). Received from Rav Tuvya Meir bar Zvi HaKohen for building the Beit Midrash Ohel Yitzhak of Sanz. In exchange he receives two spots in the beit midrash, for him and his wife, forever, to be passed to their children. Signs of folding, light tears in the folds. 27x25cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 329

Lot of 4 letters from Admorim.

1. On official letterhead from 1996, signed by Admor Rabbi David Matityahu Rabinowitz of Biely. 2. Long letter handwritten and signed by Admor Rabbi Zeida Shmuel Smalka Rosenbaum of Bitchkov, son of the Admor Rabbi David Moshe of Kretchnif. 3. Invitation to a wedding of the son of Admor of Manaral, on the back are 5 handwritten lines and his signature. From 1981. 4. Shana tova collection printed by postcards, signed by hand by the Admor of Desh, Rabbi Zvi Meir Panet. Different sizes and conditions, generally very good.
Starting at $180
LOT: 330

Lot of 11 receipts from the Admor of Miavlona, Rabbi Yehezkel Taub. Rare historic item.

Stamped and signed receipts, some by hand. For buying land next to Haifa between 1935-1943. Tells the story about the immigration of pioneering chassidim to Israel, with great hope, which failed both spiritually and physically. Rav Yehezkel was born in Nishtadt in Poland, and his father was Admor Rabbi Yaakov Taubmivlona, great grandson of the Rahav Rabbi Yehezkel of Kozmir. After his father died, he was appointed the Admor. In 1925 he decided to move to Israel. 100 families moved with him, and they established Kfar Chassidim. As a result of economic difficulties, Rav Yehezkel recommended that they live in Kiryat Amal and work in Haifa, and they bought lots of land to prepare for it. But in 1936 the Arab Revolt broke out, and the way into Haifa was blocked. The chassidim got angry at him and asked for their money back. He couldn’t return the money because he had trouble with the loans he had taken out. At the end of his life he returned to Kfar Chassidim where he is buried. Filing holes, 11x23cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 331

Lot of 4 letters handwritten and signed by the Admor Rabbi Yohanan Sofer of Erlau.

1. Letter on official letterhead handwritten and signed from Vayegash 1965, to Rav Fischel Appel with condolences on the death of his wife. 2. Letter written on both sides on official letterhead, from Sunday following Shabbat Chayei Sarah, to Chaim Yehiel Mandel. With a request that he take over the administrative management of the Talmud Torah. 3. Letter on official letterhead from 1970, also to the above figure, with thanks for sending a special gift (a book of Shot, Torat Chesed, 2 sections). With a wish for a happy and kosher Pesach. 4. Illustrated note, [4] pages. Stamped by the post office from 1966, also to the above person. Sent from England, with a lesser on mussar. The Admor of Erlau Rabbi Yohanan Sofer (1922-2006), was Av Beit Din and Ram of Erlau. Was known as the Zaken HaAdmorim, and continued the golden dynasty of the Chatam Sofer (this Admor was the son of Rabbi Moshe Sofer, the Yad Sofer, son of the Gaon Ba’al Hitorerut Tshuva, son of the Katav Sofer, son of the Chatam Sofer). After the Shoah he moved to Israel and became close with the Admor Rabbi Aharon of Belz. Established wonderful institutions of Torah. The pinnacle is the Ohel Shimon yeshiva in Katamon. There he taught Torah to thousands and cared for each student individually and with great care. The items before us, some of which were sent to a student of the yeshiva from where he lived outside of Israel, show this dear characteristic of the Admor. He served for many years as a member of the Council of Torah Sages and his opinion was accepted by the great sages of all stripes. | Different sizes, generally very good condition.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $120
LOT: 332

Responsa handwritten and signed by the Gaon Rabbi Yosef Shaul Natanson, Av Beit Din of Lemberg, the Shoel u’Meishiv, to a halakhic question from Rabbi Shabbtai of Tchata, a student of the Chatam Sofer.

Relatively long response, 5 lines and around 80 words, handwritten and signed. The question spans three largest columns, on “one person is believed on issurim.” From 1873, around a year befor Rabbi Natanson’s death. He lived 1808-1875, was Av Beit Din of Lviv (Lemberg), the largest and most central community of Galicia. The Chatam Sofer called him a Gaon, and the Divrei Haim of Sanz also appreciated him. [1] roll of paper, divided into 4 pages, 28x22cm each. 3 are written on. 1 with the address and signature of the postal service. Signs of folding, light tears, generally good condition.
Starting at $5000
LOT: 333

Letter from Rabbi Refael Olman, student of the Katav Sofer and member of the Hungarian Parliament, to his uncle the Yeriyot Shlomo.

Long letter written and signed from 1860. Partly in Yiddish (personal issues), and some in Hebrew (Divrei Torah) on “ho’il” (an important issue in Shas). Signs of folding, reinforcement with tape. Light tears with minimal missing text. [1] roll of paper 34x42cm, divided into four pages (20x34cm each). [3] are written on with divrei torah, [1] with the name of the addressee, address, and signatures. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 334

Lot of 3 letters from rabbis and leaders of Jewish communities, 1866-1905.

1. Two letters from 1866 on official letterhead from the head of the Jewish community in Nice (southern France). Two folded pages creating 6 written pages signed in French. 2. Letter from 1905, on official letterhead stamped by the “Kollel of Israel in Kaniya” (Greek: Χανιά), the second largest city on the island of Crete. Written on two pages, seems in Greek, stamped a number of times. The material and identity of the authors was not checked. Different sizes and conditions. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 335

Long letter written and signed by the Gaon Rabbi Meir Stolwitz—the Rav of Khaslavitz.

Long halakhic letter on the mitzvot dependent on the Land of Israel and more, in 7 columns. From 1937. To Rav Yaakov Kalev, head of the Mishkan Yisrael yeshiva, Merkaz HaRav, and rabbi of the Tel Arza neighborhood in Jerusalem. He lived 1870-1949, was a sage of Lithuania and Russia and a sage in Jerusalem. Rabbi of Khaslavitz in Belarus, and additional towns. In 1932 he moved to Jerusalem and was appointed rabbi of Zichron Moshe. Was a head of the Union of Russian Refugee Rabbis. Signs of folding, [2] rolls of paper divided into 7 columns. 12x20cm each. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 336

Letter from Gaon Rabbi Yitzhak Elhanan Walkin, Av Beit Din of Dantopol.

On official letterhead, handwritten and signed, to Rav David Lifshitz in Tel Aviv. Sent 1935. After Rav Lifshitz was able to leave Russia, with details on Jewish life and difficulties. Rav Walkin (1900-1942) was a son of Rav Aharon Walkin, rabbi of Pinsk, and nephew of Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin, served under his father-in-law Rabbi Moshe Wolfson as rabbi of Antopol, died with his family in the Shoah. Signs of folding, tear without missing text in the lower margins. Given with the original envelope, with postage, stamped, on the back has the addressee and stamp. 28x22cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $900 Starting at $120
LOT: 337

Official Postcard by the Berdychiv printer shop, 1894.

Official Postcard by the Berdychiv printer shop, stamped and signed. Sent from Haim Yaacov Sheftil and Moshe Hertzbein the owners of the printer shop in Berdychiv, it was sent on the 9th of Kislev, 1894. On the postcards there is a record of book commerce. Some of the upper margins is missing (with no influence on the text). Size: 14X9cm. overall good-medium condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 338

A letter from the writer and historian Simon Dubnow, Riga, 1935.

An interesting letter on an official Letterhead, written and signed by the writer and historian professor Simon Dubnow, the writer of the monumental book "History of the Jews". The letter is dated to December 2nd 1935 and was sent to his friend Latzki in Israel. The letter is two pages long and was written near his death. The letter deals with his literary work, Zionism and his personal life. Simon Dubnow (1860-1941) was born to an Ultra-orthodox family, he later renounced his faith and spoke strongly against Judaism and Zionism. In 1880 he moved to Odessa and grew closer to Ahad Ha'am, Ravnitzki, Bialik and others. In 1902 he started his historical work writing the history of the Jews around the world and throughout history. There are many streets in the name of Dubnow in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Hifa, Raanana, Beer Sheva, Rishon Lezion and Rechovot. The letter is inside its original envelope with the name of the recipient and the stamp of the sender. Foldings marks. Size: 22X28. Overall Good condition
Item sold at $220 Starting at $120
LOT: 339

A letter of blessing for the New Year from the Lubavitcher Rebbe signed by his holy hand.

A letter of blessing for the New Year. Written in Hebrew with a typing machine over an official Letterhead, signed by the holy hand of the Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Shneorson of Lubavitch. The letter is dating from the end of Elul, 1952. The Rabbi is blessing Moshe "For a good and blessed New Year coming for us and all Israel, I express my blessing to him and his household, a good Ktiva and Chatima for a good and sweet year in both material and spiritual aspects." 21X14cm. Filing holes and folding marks, overall good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $400
LOT: 340

$1 bill from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

$1 bill from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.Given by the Admor. Pen Writing on the bill says "dollar blessing from the rebbe". Good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $150
LOT: 341

A rare $2 bill from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

A rare $2 bill from the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The holy Admor gave the bill on Purim day, a holiday known for it's blessing. Attached confirmation from the original receiver of the bill. Extremely rare. Folding signs and ink stains. overall condition good.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $450
LOT: 342

$1 bill from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

$1 bill from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, given by the Admor. Attached to the bill is a photo of the Rebbe, on the other side a writing in Stam letters "a dollar of blessing and success from the holy Lubavitcher Admor". The bill is laminated, overall good condition.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $120
LOT: 343

Lot of 6 Sefer HATANYA Books Published In Interesting Places

Sefer HATANYA books published in interesting places: 1. Kibbutz Shfaim, 1985. 2. Kibbutz Chulda, 1985. 3. Kibbutz Ein Zivan, 1984 4. Homeland, Florida, 1992 5. Squamish, Canada, 1984 6. I.D.F training camp Choron, 2002 The books are in different condition. Overall good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 344

Lot of 12 Chabad books.

1. Day-to-Day calendar—Lubavitch. Third release. New York, 1957. 2. Likkutei Diburim, two volumes, sections 2-3. In Yiddish. Conversations from the Rayatz of Lubavitch. New York, 1957. 3. Likkutei Sichot, Genesis – Exodus. From Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Lubavitch. New York 1971. 4. HaMa’amarim HaTasha. By the Rayatz. New York 1964. (100 years after Rabbeinu HaZaken’s death). 5. HaMa’amarim HaTasha, By the Rayatz. New York 1946. During his lifetime. 6. Pamphlet by Rashab of Lubavitch. Third release with additions. Kfar Chabad, 1971. 7. Droshei Da’ach by the Rayatz, said in Israel. Jerusalem 1929. Rare booklet. 8. [3] booklets “Baton Kfar Chabad” (1958-1971). Released in Israel. 9. Derech Hayyim pamphlet, by Rav Yeshayahu Michal Hanun. Safra printing, Jerusalem.
Starting at $100
LOT: 345

Lot of 108 sketches of the choreographer and designer Shlomo Haziz

Lot of 108 sketches of the choreographer and designer Shlomo Haziz apparently for the designer shop "Art corner" in Jaffa. Shlomo Hziz is a head dancer at the "Dancing Theater Inbal", he choreographed many showsin Israel and abroad, teaches choreography in Tel Aviv university. Designs costumes for the theater and dance troupes. The sketches are of different sizes. Overall good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 346

Yaacov Agam 3D image on Perspex (Agamograph).

Size including the frame: 29X43cm. The picture is signed and dated 1971. Light scratches, overall good condition. About the artist: Yaacov Agam was born in 1928 to a religious family in RishonLeZion. His father was a rabbi and as a child Agam Studied in anultra-orthodox school. Later, he moved to Jerusalem to study in the new Bezalel art school and continued his artistic education in Zurich. In 1951 he moved to Paris, there he started to establish his line of works that change depending on the viewer's position. The works of Agam use Kabala and Jewish iconography designed into and abstract image.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $300
LOT: 347

Albert Goldman (1922-2011), Tzfati View, Signed.

Oil on canvas, Albert Goldman (1922-2011), Tzfati View. Size including the frame: 68X58cm. signed in Hebrew and English, the painting is in a matching wooden frame. Overall good condition.
Item sold at $250 Starting at $250
LOT: 348

Image of a "Yeshiva Boy" in the style of Isidor Kaufmann, Print and oil color on canvas.

Image of a "Yeshiva Boy" in the style of Isidor Kaufmann, Print and oil color on canvas attached to a wooden panel. A Hassidic boy with a Shtreimel (traditional Hassidic hat) sitting in a chair, in the background Parochet with Hebrew letters. The picture is in a thick wooden frame. Size including frame: 80X69cm. Overall Good condition
Starting at $200
LOT: 349

A Plastic colored embossment inspired by Mauricio Gottlieb, 20th century.

A Plastic colored embossment inspired by Mauricio Gottlieb (1856-1879), 20th century. The work is in a wooden frame. Size including the frame: 34X42cm. Light defects to the frame, overall good condition. Unknown signature on the side of the frame.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 350

"The Rabbi and the Priest", signed, oil on panel.

The Rabbi and the Priest are seen in a live debate. The picture is signed by an unknown artist, oil on panel. Size including frame: 44X54cm. light defects to the frame, overall good condition.
Starting at $250