Welcome visitor you can or create an account
CALL +972-3-9050090
Get new auction alerts!

Auction no' 22 - 20.02.2019

 

Filter by
View as
Display per page
LOT: 101

Shadrut Letter, large and pretty. 1921.

With a fancy frame, for Rav Haim Elkhadif on behalf of the Rabbi Meir Ba’al HaNes Fund and Yeshiva to the cities of Tunisia and Libya, signed by sages and rabbis of Tiberias. Rav Haim Elkhadif was the son of Rav Bechar Aharon Elkhadif, the Chief Rabbi and Chacham Bashi of Tiberias. He was one of the most important figures of Tiberias and authored books, was president of the Va’ad Kollelot for the Sefardi community there, head of the Beit Midrash Rabbi Meir Ba’al HaNes. On the letter are the official stamps of the Va’ad Klali, and the Beit Midrash, and handwritten signatures of rabbis. Among those signed are Rav Yaakov Hai Zrihan, head of the yeshiva and Av Beit Din in Tiberias and president of the Kollel HaRambam.
Starting at $2500
LOT: 102

“Ma’aseh HaMenorah,” a micrograph illustration in a large format—Europe, beginning of the 20th century. Rare.

Handmade micrograph work, with the words of the mizmor “LaMenatze’ach Binginot.” The text is verses from the Torah regarding the making of the Menorah. At the top of the work is a Star of David with, in gold ink, the word Echad instead of the usual Haviah (rare in and of itself), and the star itself is also a micrograph. The base of the menorah has a different ink, slightly faded at the edges, “15th of Tevet, 1940,” under which is written “the writer is the young Shmuel Eltaviv.” The picture is surrounded by a frame made from a unique geometric pattern, also micrograph. Given in a frame made of thick material in two colors. Not examined outside the frame. 49x65cm, including the frame it is 57x73cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $1800 Starting at $1800
LOT: 103

Shiviti poster—Micrograph printing of the Book of Ecclesiastes—Hungary, 1936.

Ink on thick, high quality paper. Around the poster is a frame made from verses in the shape of marble columns. Inside is an illustration of lions in gold ink, done by hand. Kabbalistic and geometric shapes made in delicate micrograph form, holy names as well. In the margins is a shield surrounded by horns of plenty, with an eagle on top, also in brown and gold, done by hand. Inside the shield is a dedication “I wrote this in memory of my uncle, a generous man, Yaakov Eisen, I am Nehemiah Meisner from Papa, 1936 Tishrei 28th.” Papa, Hungary, 1936.4 49x63cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $180
LOT: 104

Lot, poster announcement from the Rahak Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzira, the Baba Sali. And a printed page of piyyutim in honor of Rabbi Machluf Abuhatzira. Rare.

1. Poster calling on “my brothers from Morocco and the surrounding area” to take part in a demonstration against autopsies that was to take place in Jerusalem. With a correction handwritten following an error in printing. At the top is written “a holy calling from the Admor Maran Yisrael Abuhatzira,” and in the margins something similar is written. Da’at printing, Jerusalem. Rare. | Signs of folding, stains, tear with minimal missing text at the top of the poster. 35x25cm. Ok to good condition. 2. Printed page of piyyutim in memory of Admor Rabbi Machluf ben Yosef Abuhatzira. At the beginning is a story about a miracle that he did in Fez in Judeo-Arabic. After it are piyyutim in his honor. Rare. Stains, foldings, and small tears. Ok condition. The Baba Sali lived from 1889-1984, was the son of Rabbi Masoud, rabbi of Tafilalt (Morocco), son of the Admor Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzira. A gaon in both the revealed and mystical Torah, holy and pure from his youth. Served as chief rabbi of Arfoud and its surrounding areas. In 1964 he moved to Israel and set up his residence in Netivot. Sages and others would come to his home to receive advice and blessings, and he is known as a miracle worker across the Jewish people. His grandsons were the famous Admors of the Abuhatzira family. | Rabbi Machluf ben Yosef Abuhatzira was one of the fathers of the Abuhatzira dynasty, a sage of Fez.
Starting at $100
LOT: 105

Illustrated ketubah—Isfahan, 1814. Rare.

In a large format, written and illustrated by hand using watercolors and charcoal on paper. On a background of drawn flowers and a pair of doves. In the bottom half appears the wording of the ketubah, written entirely by hand by a scribe, using half-cursive handwriting. For the marriage of Baba ben Pinchas to Betoni bat Yaakov. Persia, 1814. Signatures of the witnesses and mesader kedushin. Given in a pretty frame made of two thick sheets of Perspex (two colors) | Signs of folding, repairs in the folds. Not checked outside the frame. 71x95cm, or 76x100 in the frame. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $2800 Starting at $1500
LOT: 106

Collection of various ketubot. 20th century.

1. From Kfar Tamisha—Morocco. Groom Moshe Mor Yosef, bridge Isha bat Reb Shalom Atzraf. 1942. Cursive signatures of the witnesses. 2. Ketubah from Altzmagi(?)—Yemen. 1946. 3. From Kolash—Georgia. 1954. 4. Illustrated and colorful ketubah. Tbilisi (Georgia). 1987. 5. With colorful printed illustrations. Georgia 1971. 6. Illustrated and colorful. Sakachakhari—Georgia. 1957 (defective with damage to text) Various sizes and conditions, generally ok to good.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $150
LOT: 107

Entdecktes Judenthum—“Judaism Exposed” also known as “The Encyclopedia of Jew Hatred”—an ancient anti-Semitic book. First edition, Frankfurt, 1700. Very rare.

First part (out of two) of an infamous anti-Semitic work in German by Johann Andrea Eisenmengers, considered one of the precursors of modern anti-Semitism in the 18th century. With quotes from a huge number of Jewish sources in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Yiddish, such as the Talmud Bavli, the Zohar, siddurs, writings of the Rambam and Ramban. While the texts are quoted accurately in Hebrew, and translated word-for-word, the author uses a distorted interpretation of what is said. The book was nicknamed by Shimon Dubnov “The Encyclopedia of Jew Hatred.” The Jewish community in Frankfurt succeeded in having the book stopped and banned the first edition, so there are almost no copies of it left. One copy is known to exist in the collection of Gershom Scholem in the National Library. | First edition. Rare. Stains, original and pretty half-leather binding. [18], 998 pages. 21cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $200
LOT: 108

Anti-semitic ceramic jug. France, beginning of the 20th century.

Large green jug. Around the jug is a relief of a synagogue with the Star of David. Various figures appear drunk outside it. At the entrance stands a Jew with a pipe and looks scornfully around him. The cover is made from metal. At the bottom is stamped the word “Sarreguemines. 17.” Height: 24cm. Diameter: 15cm. Good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 109

Lot of 5 rare booklets in Ladino. Istanbul, 20th century.

1. La Modaa en Ivrit i en Ladino. 1955. 2. La Istorya Cudia Para Los Eskolaryos by Professor Nissim Becher. 1959 3. El gid para el pratikante by Professor Nissim Becher. 1959 4. La kaza cudia by Professor Nissim Becher. 1969 5. More Adereh (Moreh HaDerech), for studying Hebrew from Turkish, with prayers at the end. Professor Nissim Becher 1962 Various sizes, generally very good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 110

Zmirot Yisrael by Mendelssohn on Psalms, Part 1, with exegesis of Sforno—Berlin 1785. First edition. Extremely rare.

Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786), also known as “Moshe ben Menachem” and “Moshe of Dessau,” was a philosopher and thinker, a father of the Haskala Jewish-German movement. The figure of Mendelssohnaroused strong opposition among the religious communities. Already during the printing of his Chumash, many of Israel's great leaders began to oppose them. Among the opponents of Mendelssohn and his compositions are Rabbi Raphael Hacohen of Hamburg, the author of the Hafla’ah, his disciplethe Chatam Sofer (known for saying “don’t touch Rav Moshe of Dessau’s books”), and his disciple Rabbi Akiva Yosef Schlesinger, author of Lev Ha'Ivri, as well as sages of chassidut, led by the Bnei Issachar in his book “Ma’ayan Ganim.” In the famous sermon he delivered in his city of Frankfurt, the "Hafla’ah" attacked his "exegesis" and wrote in sharp terms: "... a scoundrel was made in Israel in public and there is no protest against it, And they renewed their interpretation of our ancient Torah, which made nonsense and nonsense about them ... I saw this sight, I was frightened and I was trembling and assembling, so that I could hear such a loud noise that one man would be burned with the impurity of a house The hidden concealment, according to impurity, rises and rises, to say: Accept my opinion and interpretation of the Torah in the most eloquent language, and you will cast away all the words of the sages, midrashim and commentators of the Torah that are nice to gold and gold ... and in Vilna they were burned to the eyes of all. ... ". However, there were also more moderate voices in relation to Mendelssohn. It is known that the Pentateuch with the "Ba'or" were common in the homes of Orthodox Jews, especially among the Jews of Lithuania and Germany, and even great Torah scholars who liked the Chumashim and brought them from the "commentary" in their books. Thus, for example, Rabbi Yosef Zundel of Salant had his Chumash with the exegesis, and in one place he noted and deleted lines that he opposed (Peretz Sandlar, exegesis of the Torah by Moses Mendelssohn, p. 216 has the note). Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch, Av Beit Din of Berlin, and his son Rabbi Shaul, whose enthusiastic approbations are published at the beginning of Chumash Shemot of the Ba'ur, are also mentioned, and Rabbi Elazar Pleklas, one of the great student of the Noda Be’Yehuda, quotes from his chumash dozens of times, and nicknames Mendelssohn “the chacham famous to many.” In his book "The Scriptures and the Kabbala," Mendelssohn's commentary is usually quoted, as is the case with Rabbi Shmuel Strashon (the Rashash) in his glosses on the Talmud and the Midrash Rabba and on Rabbi Yosef Zechariah Stern in his responsa, Zeker Yoseph. Many of the Orthodox rabbis of Germany would use these verses and cite them, even if not explicitly mentioning the source. Also appearing is the approbation of Rabbi Moshe Meislish, an important student of the Ba’al Tanya (printed in Kovetz Yeshurun, 9, page 779), he writes about Mendelssohn and his Pentateuch: "... the Torah which Moses made in his translation, a great man in giants, greater than his name, to be every man who speaks and speaks in the language of his people ..." Rabbi Avraham Eliyahu Kaplan relates that his forefather would sit and read during Sabbath eve the week's parsha from Mendelssohn’s Chumash, and when a man wondered about it, he explained that the main problem of the Chumashim with his exegesis is the introduction to the book, In the book "Toldat Adam" (Dyhernfurth 1801), the history of the Ga'on Rabbi Zalmaleh of Vilna, by the Maggid Rabbi Yechezkel Feivel of Vilna, complete passages from the introduction appear before us. The passages were copied verbatim, without specifying their origin.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 111

Kinot for Tisha B’Av. Jozefof. 1836. Rare

With the Megillah of Lamentations. With commentary in Hebrew and Yiddish translation. Printed by Rav David Sa’adiya Yeshaya Wachs. 74 pages. 17cm. Kinot from these years are rare since the books would traditionally have been put into geniza immediately after Tisha B’Av from the belief that they would be needed anymore since mashiach would come that year. Moth damage and repairs. Ok condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 112

Machzor for the year for a Shaliach Tzibur – Mantua, 1712.

According to the minhag of the Rome community. Two sections bound together, each has a separate illustrated cover. The first section includes Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, Channukah, Purim, Pesach, Pirkei Avot with Rambam’s commentary, Shavuot, 17th of Tammuz, and Tisha B’Av. The second section includes: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Ta’aniyot, various prayers and notes by Rabbi Avraham Yedidya bar Menachem Shimshon Bazila. Large format for a shaliach tzibur. Printed by the partners Yitzhak Yareh, Yaakov Haver Tov and Yehoshua Masizzi. Mantua 1712/18. Moth damage, tears. Original leather binding, detached. | [2], 117; 53 [supposed to be 93] pages. 31cm.
Starting at $180
LOT: 113

Siddur Tefillat Yesharim. Amserdam 1740. Edition unknown in bibliographic anthologies.

Edut Mizrach “from the Gaon Rabbi Moshe Zechut.” Includes prayers for throughout the year—regular days, shabbatot, holidays, High Holidays, and fasts. Torah readings, tikkun chatzot, and more. With laws and commentaries. Guidelines for the Jewish calendar, and for setting holidays and new months. Edited by Rabbi David bar Refael Mildola and Rabbi Yehuda Piza. Important endorsements. Printed by Hirtz Lev Rofeh. | Gilded page cuttings, pretty wooden binding covered in leather. Stains and tears. Signature of ownership. | 277, 142 pages. 17cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $300
LOT: 114

Pretty set of machzors. Vienna 1853. Copy with special ownership.

For High Holidays, two volumes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Minhag Sefard, nusach of Constantinople and western Italy. With introduction and instruction in Hebrew and Ladino. Pretty red binding with gilded inscriptions of the name of the owner: “Nissim Yehuda Ashkenazi.” Gilded page cutting. Given in a matching cardboard box. | [5], 144; [4], 235 pages. 19cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $350
LOT: 115

Lot of 2 miniature siddurei Ashkenaz. Pretty, special. 19th century.

1. Rina v’Tefila by Wolf Heidenheim. Redelheim. 1881. Original binding is pretty, with gilded decorations. Generally good condition. 2. Tefilat Yisrael by Manheimer, translation into German on opposite pages. Vienna, end of the 19th century/beginning of 20th. Pages are gilded on the outside, original binding is pretty with gilded decorations. Generallyvery good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 116

Pesach Haggadah—Venice 1792.

According to the Ashkenaz minhag, with kavanot and verses to say before carrying out the mitzvot, and a prayer before the seder, and songs and chiddushim about the day and the order of the harvest of the omer. With illustration of matzah and maror. Last page in Italian. On the cover and page 39(2) are old stamps of ownership. Bragadin printing, Venice 1792. | Typical wine stains, a number of pages are partially disconnected. | [4], 39, [1] pages. 16cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $240 Starting at $150
LOT: 117

Pesach Haggadah with the commentary “Simchat HaRegel” by Rav HaHida—Livorno 1782. First edition, rare.

Expansive exegesis on the Haggadah with the Haggadah included. Study for the days of the year, and an exegesis on Megillat Ruth, by HaHida. First edition, printed during the author’s lifetime. Printed by Castillo, Livorno. | This book by HaHida is his largest exegesis and was published separately, whereas his other exegeses were printed in his books (like Batei HaNefesh, which was printed in Ma’arit HaAyin, and Geulat Olam, printed at the end of his book Kiseh David, and Zro’a Yamin, printed at the end of Pnei David, and Peh Echad, printed at the end of Dvash Lepi). Nice, rare copy. | Wide margins, typical stains. Wear on the binding. | 102 pages. 21cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $500
LOT: 118

Beit Horin Pesach Haggadah—Mitz 1767.

With commentary of the Holy Alsheekh, Gevurot Hashem by the Maharal of Prague, Olelut Ephraim, the Abravanel, and Mateh Aharon on the piyyut Had Gadya. With endorsement of the Sha’agat Aryeh. 2 covers, the first is illustrated. Throughout are illustrations made from metal engravings, according to drawings of Avraham ben Yaakov Hager in the famous Amsterdam Haggadah. Typical wine stains. Binding and a number of pages are disconnected. | Ya’ari 162, Otzar HaHaggadot 251. [2], 64 pages. 22cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 119

Pesach Haggadah with illustrations. Trieste. 1864. Rare.

Throughout the Haggadah are many engraved illustrations from the story. By Avraham Hai Morforgo. Printed at the printing house of Yonah Cohen. Many facsimiles have been made from this Haggadah. Stains, small tears, generally good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 120

Heichal HaBracha of Komarna, book of Leviticus. First edition, Lemberg 1866. A segula book.

Vayikra with the commentary Heichal HaBracha, according to the secrets of the Ari and the Ba’al Shem Tov, from the Admor Rabbi Yitzhak Yehuda Yehiel Saprin, Av Beit Din of Komarna. Pesil printing in Alaven. First edition, printed during the life of the author, At the end is the megillah Shir HaShirim with the commentary steeped in kabbalah by the Arugat HaBosem, Rabbi Moshe of Zamoshtat of Brad. Chumashim of the Heichal HaBracha are foundational works of chassidut and kabbalah. They are especially liked by many Admorim (including Zidichov, Sanz, the Rashab of Lubavitch, and more). In the author’s letter to Hungarian Jewry, about the spread of his chumash, he writes a special blessing and segula for his books. [2 covers], (2) 300, 11 pages. 4. 15-62 pages. Tape on the cover without damage to text. Tape on page 194 without damage to text. Stains generally good to very good condition.
Item sold at $1600 Starting at $500
LOT: 121

Heichal HaBracha of Komarna, book of Numbers. First edition, Lemberg 1864. A segula book.

BaMidbar with the commentary Heichal HaBracha, according to the secrets of the Ari and the Ba’al Shem Tov, from the Admor Rabbi Yitzhak Yehuda Yehiel Saprin, Av Beit Din of Komarna. Pesil printing in Alaven. First edition, printed during the life of the author. Chumashim of the Heichal HaBracha are foundational works of chassidut and kabbalah. They are especially liked by many Admorim (including Zidichov, Sanz, the Rashab of Lubavitch, and more). In the author’s letter to Hungarian Jewry, about the spread of his chumash, he writes a special blessing and segula for his books. [2 covers], (2) 225, 15 pages. Last page is unprofessionally repaired. Stains, generally good to very good condition.
Item sold at $1200 Starting at $500
LOT: 122

Heichal HaBracha of Komarna, book of Deuteronomy. First edition, Lemberg 1874. A segula book.

Dvarim with the commentary Heichal HaBracha, according to the secrets of the Ari and the Ba’al Shem Tov, from the Admor Rabbi Yitzhak Yehuda Yehiel Saprin, Av Beit Din of Komarna. Pesil printing in Alaven. First edition, printed during the life of the author. Chumashim of the Heichal HaBracha are foundational works of chassidut and kabbalah. They are especially liked by many Admorim (including Zidichov, Sanz, the Rashab of Lubavitch, and more). In the author’s letter to Hungarian Jewry, about the spread of his chumash, he writes a special blessing and segula for his books. [2 covers], (2) 211 [1], 26 pages. Loan bits of moth damage. Stains, generally good to very good condition.
Item sold at $1400 Starting at $500
LOT: 123

Psalms, with the commentary Ben Beiti by the Admor of Komarna. Ozharad—Ungvar. 1927.

By Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac Yehuda Hiel Saprin (1806-1874), the Admor of Komarna. Grew up with his uncle, Rav Zvi Hirsch of Zidichov. Son-in-law of Rav Avraham Mordechai Horwitz of Pintchov. Authored Mitzvat Omer, Lemberg 1848, Asirit HaEifa , and more. Printer: Mash Gallis. 16 pages, 132 pages. 22cm. Used, good condition. No rear binding. Cover separated.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $150
LOT: 124

Siduro shel Shabbat-Paritzk, 1818.

2 sections. First: Issues of kedushat Hashabbat according to kabbalah and chassidut. Section 2: Questions and answers on halacha. By the Admor Rabbi Haim of Chernowitz. Separate cover for each section. Light green paper. Printed by Shlomo bar Hanina. | Moth marks, new binding. Defect in the margins of the last pages, no damage to text. | 3, 66; 46 pages. 20cm. Ok to good condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 125

Gevurat Aryeh by Rav Aryeh Leib of Lanzhot-Keshniv. Lemberg, first edition, 1870.

On the Book of Genesis, using kabbalah and chassidut. Author of the Arba’ah Charashim, Divrei Esther, and more. Stepanski Chassidut 108. (5) 9-65. 9 pages. Extremely rare! Moth damage, mainly in the last pages. Bad to ok condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300