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LOT: 151

Meorei Or, section 5 (Od LaMoed). With dedication of Rabbi Nehemiah Alter, son of the Sfat Emet of Gur. Mitz 1822.

Book by Rabbi Aharon ben Everly Virmash (Aharon Wermes of Mitz), dealing with interpreting the Talmud. With dedication from the third son of the Admor (2nd) Sfat Emet of Gur, Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh Leib Alter, brother of the 3rd Admor of Gur, Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter (the Imrei Emet), and father-in-law of the 5th Admor of Gur, Rabbi Simcha Bonim Alter, the Lev Simcha. Served as head of the Sfat Emet yeshiva in Jerusalem. At the beginning of WWII he fled with many other Jews to central Poland and reached Luvitch, next to Warsaw, where he was taken by the Nazis. The Nazis began to cut the Jews’ beards, and when they reached him he began to scream and, wonderously, they left him alone. When he was in the Warsaw Ghetto he was happy during all of the events and never complained. When his family managed to get a little bread he would tell them to save it for Shabbat. A little before his death he declared “If it is impossible to achieve deliverance for all of Israel, what is all this for.” Rabbi Aharon ben Everley Virmash (Aharon Wermes of Mitz) lived 1754-1836, was a student of the Sha’agat Aryeh, a dayan in Belz, Mitz, and head of the yeshiva in Mitz. Authored the series of books Meorei Or, and was named after them. Member of the Napoleon Sanhedrin, 1808. Printer: Moshe May. [1], 192 pages. 20cm. Generally ok to good condition. Binding disconnected. Moth damage.
Starting at $300
LOT: 152

Torat HaBayit HaAroch by the Rashba with stamps of Rabbi Shmuel Aharon Deutsch, shochet of Krestir and right-hand man of the Admor Rabbi Yeshaya of Krestir. Vienna 1811.

Stamps of Rabbi Shmuel Aharon Deutsch on the cover and introductory page. Rabbi Dietch (1882-1944 in the Shoah) was a talmid chacham, famous for his holiness and chassidut. Talmid muvhak of the Kedushat Yom Tov of Sighet. Served as the shochet of Krestir and Mishkoletz, and was the assistant of the Admor Rabbi Yeshaya of Krestir, and considered him highly. He respected him so much that he authored an entire book describing Rav Yeshaya’s whole life and the origins of his leadership in Chazal (most of the book was lost in the Shoah). There were even those who attributed to him Admorut and would ask for a kvitlach that he would pray on their behalf. For decades he was an expert shochet and many would come to study shechita with him and to receive a certification from him. The book Shem Aharon survived him, with endorsements from some sages of Hungary. He was killed in Auschwitz in sivan 1944. His son was the famous Admor Rabbi Hananya Yom Tov Lifa Deutsch (1908-1991), the Rav of Helmetz and author of the series Taharat Yom Tov. Printer: Georg Hrashansky. 122 pages. 35cm. Generally ok to good condition. Moth damage.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 153

Psalms of the Admor Rabbi Haim Meir Yehiel Shapira of Drahovitch.

With the commentaries Eretz HaHayyim and Eretz Yisrael. On the page ending Chapter 1 and throughout the rest of the book are stamps of ownership of the Admor Rabbi Haim Meir Yehiel Shapira, Drahovitch (Galicia). | Rabbi Haim Meir Yehiel Shapira (1864-1924) was the grandson of the Sharaf of Moglintza and the Admor HaZaken of Sadigura, and great-grandson of the Maggid of Kozhnitz. His mother was the rabbanit Hadassah Feiga Freidman, daughter of the Admor rabbi Avraham Yaakov of Sadigura, son of Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin. He was son-in-law of the Shav, the first Admor of Bohosh. He worked greatly for Aliyah to Israel, and in 1922 he moved to Israel himself. | Moth damage. Cover page missing. 21cm. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $300
LOT: 154

Chiddushei HaRitba—Prague, 1809. Signature of Rabbi Tuvya Gedalya, son of the Gahak Rabbi Yehoshua Freund of Kraly.

On masechet Eruvin, bound together with Shot Chatam Sofer. Cover page has the signature of Rabbi Tuvya Gedalya. | Read about the Freund family in other items from this catalogue. | Tears and wear on the cover page. Wear on the spine. Signatures. Stains. | 62; 78 pages. 38cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $250
LOT: 155

Shot HaRosh—copy of the Gahak Rabbi Yehoshua Freund of Kraly, father of the Freund family and grandfather of Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Manasod.

By Rabbeinu Asher, Segel printing, Zolkva 1803. Cover page has the signature handwritten by Rabbi Yehoshua Freund. Also written on the cover is a note that his son donated the book to the Sha’arei Zion Beit Midrash. Rabbi Yehoshua Freund (1767-1848) was the son of Rabbi Yitzhak Karov, Rabbi of Papa from a rabbinical family descended from Rashi. Rabbi Yehoshua of Kraly was beloved by many Admorim and rabbis, including the Yismach Moshe of Satmar, the Chozeh of Lublin, and more. His mother died when he was a baby, and he only once was nursed by a non-Jew, and the Yismach Moshe said “If Rabbi Yosha had not been breastfed by a non-Jew, I and the Lubliner Rebbe would have been ashamed of him.” He was named Yehoshua after the Pnei Yehoshua, who died a few years before he was born and was related to him (he was the uncle of his great-grandfather). He was the forefather of the Freund family that gave birth to many rabbis, including his grandson Rav Avraham Yehoshua Freund Manasod (who praised his forefather in the book Gedolat Yehoshua), Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freund (Ga’avad of the Charedi Eida), and more. His son Rabbi Tuvya Gedalya Freund moved to Jerusalem and donated the book to the Sha’arei Zion Beit Midrash. | Dark, thick, high quality paper. Stians. Reinforcement with tape on the cover. Missing part of the binding and the lower left-hand corner of some pages, no missing text. Stamps, signatures, and a dedication. | [1], 98; 9; 8 pages. 38cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $3200 Starting at $1000
LOT: 156

Talmud Bavli, complete set, copy of the artist Herman Struck. Dihrenport. 1800-1803. The first Shas printed with the Masoret HaShas. Some of the volumes bears a listing of ownership of Herman Struck’s grandfather, Rav Shlomo Michael Struck, the son-in-law of Rav Avraham Eiger—eldest son of the Gaon Rabbi Akiva Eiger. Extremely rare item.

Printed after the death of Rav Yeshaya Fik Berlin (1799), for the first time with his commentary Masoret HaShas. Some of the volumes include a few masechtot, the first cover at the beginning of each volume are printed in red ink, and each masechet of each volume has a separate cover. At the beginning of each volume, on the cover page, is an official stamp of the artist Herman Struck. There is also a handwritten signature on every volume by an unidentified rabbinical figure. Some of the volumes also have a handwritten listing of the name “Shlomo Michael,” which shows that this Shas was owned by Herman Struck’s grandfather, Rav Shlomo Michael Struck, and from whom Herman Struck seemingly inherited the Shas. In Masechet Yomah there are two handwritten notes by an unidentified author, and there is also a handwritten note in Sanhedrin 43:71. The volumes are in different conditions: Bad/Ok/Good.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 157

The book “Open Letter to the Minister HaTzaddik Sir Moshe Montefiore” by the Geonim Rabbi Meir Auerbach and Rabbi Shmuel Salant, accompanied by the story “Residing 40 Days in the Land of Israel” by Sir Moshe Montefiore in English. Personal copy of Sir Moses Montefiore!! London, 1875.

The latter is Moses Montefiore’s journal from his trip to Israel. On the inside front bining is a sticker with a picture of Montefiore sitting in his home and looking at a picture of his wife, the Baroness Judith Montefiore (born into the Rothschild family). On the inside back cover is a sticker Ex Libris of Montefiore with the symbol of the Baron. Printer: Wertheimer and Lee. 148 pages, 22cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 158

Zohar Chadash, bound together with Tikkunei HaZohar. Warsaw 1885. Copy of Rabbi Yaakov Shimon Padova, the Admor of Kaloshik hy”d.

With commentaries by Rabbi Menachem di Lonzano, the Gaon of Vilna, the Maggid of Kozhnitz, and the Radal. Bound together with Tikkunei HaZohar with the commentary Kisseh Melech. Cover of the book has the signature and stmap of Rabbi Yaakov Shimon Padova, descendent of the Neshchiz and Peshischa dynasties. Born in 1885. Served during his father’s lifetime in Kaloshik next to Lodz and then in Lodz as the Admor of Kaloshik. Died in the Lodz ghetto, 1941. Sent most of his children in 1925 to Kfar Chassidim. His son Rabbi Yisrael Aharon (1916-1944) was the son-in-law of Rabbi Yitzhak of Alexander and was murdered in the Shoah after refusing to shave his beard. Additional signatures: Avraham Yitzhak ben Brandel, Natan Noach ben Chana. Some stains. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $120
LOT: 159

Questions and Answers (Shot) of the Maharil. Hanau 1610. Four signatures of ownership of Warsaw Rabbi Haim Davidson, and glosses handwritten by him.

Shot of Rabbi Yaakov Segel, the Maharil, whose psakim and minhags are used until today as the main basis of halachot and minhagim of the Jews of Ashkenaz. Illustrated cover from a wood carving, the Binding of Isaac. Figures of Moshe and Aaron. Printed by Hans Jacob Hane. Cover page has the signature of “Haim Davidson Avdak of Warsaw,” and three additional signatures: the page after the cover, page 2(1), and page 38(1). Page 58(2) has a one-word note and page 64(2) has a long note of 6 lines, all handwritten by him. | Rabbi Yaakov bar Moshe Moelin HaLevi Segel—the Maharil (c.1365-1427) was the son and pupil of Moshe Levi Moelin, Rabbi of Mainz, and a pupil of R. Shalom b. Isaac of Wiener Neustadt. At a young age, Moelin was recognized as a budding scholar. In 1387, he succeeded his father as Rabbi of Mainz. He established a yeshiva in Mainz which attracted many students. One of his most noteworthy students was Jacob Weil. He lived through the mass slaughter of Jews in Austria in 1420 and the Hussite wars in 1421, which brought suffering to the Jews of Bavaria and the Rhine. Maharil played an important role in rebuilding these communities. He died and was buried in Worms. He composed piyyutim for the synagogue. He was also a notable Hazzan who famously ruled that traditional melodies should not be changed. Some traditional melodies attributed to him were still in use in pre-World War II Mainz. He appears also to have been familiar with the study of astronomy. | Rav Haim Davidson (1760-1854) was the second Chief Rabbi of Warsaw. While he served people approached him with halachic questions from all over Poland, but before he died he burned his tshuvot and chiddushim in order to prevent them from being published. He corresponded with Polish sages of his generation, including Rav Eliyahu Regular of Kalish, Rav Barish Ashkenazi of Lublin, and more. His eldest son, Rav Avraham Ivlei Davidson, served as the Rabbi of Biely. | New leather binding. | 72 pages. 18cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $700
LOT: 160

Beit Yaakov on the Book of Genesis, dozens of handwritten notes by the Gaon Rabbi Moshe Eliyahu Halprin, member of the Council of Torah Sages of Agudat Yisrael, and a leader of the movement in the Polish Sejm (lower Parliament). First printing. Warsaw, 1890. Special, extremely rare!

Rabbi Yaakov Leiner (the Beit Yaakov) (1814-1878): in his series of books, the Beit Yaakov, he expanded and developed his father’s philosophy (the Mei HaShiloach). His manuscripts on the Books of Numbers and Deuteronomy, and large compositions on writings of the Ari, the te’amim of mitzvot, the order of tefillah, and others were lost in the Shoah. | Rabbi Moshe Eliyahu Halprin (1872-1921) was a speaker and activist of the leaders of Orthodox Jewry in Poland, a member of the Council of Torah Sages of Agudath Israel, and a representative of the Polish Sejm. He was born in Lublin to Rabbi David Meir Halperin, a businessman who was one of the followers of the Rebbe Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Rabinowitz of Biala, who grew up in the home of his grandfather Rabbi Itche, one of the greatest bankers in Warsaw. As a prodigy, according to the legend, he had already memorized parts of the Bible as a child. At the age of 10, his parents took him out of the cheder because he was ahead of the pace and hired a special teacher. Later on, he began to hear lessons from the rabbi of the city, Rabbi Shneur Zalman Pardkin, author of Torat Chesed, who is also an autodidact who has acquired mastery in five European languages, history and science. He mingled with scholars, one of whome (Professor Ross), wrote to him: “I have your letters and your poems with those I received from the Reich-Chancellor Bismarck."When he was 15, he first met the Admor Rabbi Gershon Chanoch Leiner, who traveled throughout Europe with the aim of encouraging people to renew the techeiles. The Rebbe then lent him his books, and the next day he became a Chassid, and later he was sent to represent his rabbi's opinion and to argue with the Gaon of Kutna about renewing the commandments of Tekhelet. In 1903, when his friend Rabbi Avraham Bornstein of Sochaczew and the leaders of the Kalish community urged him to serve as rabbi of the town, he refused and went out to bring his friend Rabbi Yechezkel Livshitz to the rabbinate, to manage the religious institutions in the city. From then until the end of his life he lived in the city and served as chairman of the Rabbinical Council. During World War I, Rabbi Halperin began a world-wide activist activity to save Jews from field trials. At the same time, he was also a member of the Agudath Israel movement and became one of its prominent spokesmen. He was later elected as a member of the Council of Torah Sages. In 1919, Rabbi Halperin was elected as representative of Agudath Israel in the Polish Sejm. Rabbi Halperin became famous as a special speaker who challenged local antisemitism. | Original binding, generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 161

Orim Gedolim, copy with stamps of the Rahag Rav Avraham Titinsky, head of the Mir yeshiva. Vilna 1887. First and only edition.

Includes exegeses and deep research into the ikarei halachot and guidelines in the Talmud. Two types of signatures of Rav Avraham Tiktinsky on the two covers, on the first and last page. The author, Rabbi Yitzhak Yaakov Reins of Lida (1839-1915) was one of the great darshanim of his generation, a descendent of Rav Haim Reins (dayan in Vilna during the Gra’s time), student of the Volozhin, Isishok yeshivot and of Rav Yitzhak Yehiel of Karlitz. Certified as a rabbi by Rav Yitzhak Elhanan of Kovna, Rav Shmuel Avigdor of Karlin, Rabbi Eliezer Moshe Horwitz of Pinsk. Was a rabbi in Shokian (1867), Swanczian(1869) and founded a yeshiva there, then Lida 1884. At a meeting of rabbis in Petersburg in 1882, he proposed adding to the curriculum the language of the state and general studies in order to protect the young men who would not leave the yeshivas, but his proposal was rejected, so he established a yeshiva in his town of Swanczian, according to his idea. There was a controversy because of disagreement with extremists and it was forbidden because of libel and he was forced to close it. He then opened a yeshiva in Lida-1884 with general studies. He was a member of Hovevei Zion and travelled to Katowice for a conference, but was arrested on the border. Met Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever and offered him a plan for settling the Land of Israel. He supported political Zionism and was one of the founders of HaMizrachi. The publisher of "Ha-Mizrachi" magazine together with R 'Yavetz. He has authored more than 90 books, including Derech Be'am. In his memory the book Sefer HaMizrachi was published, and his history, "Remember This to Jacob," and more. | Rabbi Avraham Tiktinsky, son of the head of the Mir Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Leib Tiktinsky, zt "l. In 1876 his father appointed his son Rabbi Shmuel Tiktinsky to lecture at the yeshiva. His son died in his youth after a long illness in 1868. A year later he appointed his second son, Rabbi Avraham Tiktinsky, to serve as Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Yeshiva. | Two coveres, repaired binding. 94, 2 pages. 30cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 162

Lot of 3 books with the stamp of ownership of Rav Yehezkel Bennett, Av Beit Din of Warhal and the Galilee.

1. Yere’im by Rabbi Eliezer of Mitz. Zolkva 1804. Endorsements of the Maggid of Kozhnitz and Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Aphtha. [8], 82, 20 page. 22cm. New binding. Good condition 2. Shomrei Zion HaNe’eman, issues of 17th of Tevet 1852 to 5th of Tishrei 1854, Hebrew section. Issues 7th of Adar 1852 to 29th Av 1853, the German section. Includes the pronouncement against the Reform conference in Brunswig in Hebrew and German (in the German section). All of the above issues are bound together in a book. New binding. Good condition. Two first pages are a little defective. Shomer Zion HaNe’eman was a Torah journal written in Hebrew and printed every other week as the supplement to the Der Zions Waechter (in German). It was edited by Rav Yaakov Ettlinger of Altona, a leader of Orthodox Jewry in Germany, considered the first rabbinical journal of its kind which included, apart from Torah-related articles, hashkafic-related references to current events. 3. Shav Shamatata—edited by Rabbi Aryeh Leib HaKohen, on Ketzot HaChoshen and Avnei Avnei Miluim, printed in Lemberg 1857. 67 pages. New binding. Good condition. Stamps of Rabbi Yehezkel Bennett, son of Rabbi Gershon Wolf Bennett, grandson of Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried. In the book Shem Shlomo on sugiyot of shas by Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried, the author’s genealogy is printed ending with his grandson Rabbi Yehezkel Bennett. For a few years he served as a dayan in Talchova beside his father-in-law, Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Glick of Talchova (author of Yad Yitzhak and Beer Yitzhak on Masechet Hulin), and then he served around 25 years as Av Beit Din of Warhal and the Galilee. Died in 1913.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $180
LOT: 163

HaMikneh, second volume, with pamphlet Aggadah Beit Yisrael and stamps of the author Rabbi Eliezer Zussman Sofer, Av Beit Din of Paksh and Rav Yehezkel Bennett. Pressburg, 1880.

Gaon Rabbi Eliezer Zussman Sofer (1828-1902) was a tzaddik, rabbi of Hungary, and proliferous author. Student of the Chatam Sofer, he was born to Rabbi Mordechai Ephraim Fishel Sofer, and the Chatam Sofer did his bris before becoming his teacher. Most of his studies were under the Katav Sofer and the Maharam Shik. Son-in-law of Rabbi Yoel Unger, Av Beit Din of Paksh, the Shot Riba. He was rabbi in Halash (1857), and head of the yeshiva there for 30 years. He left following a disagreement and served as Av Beit Din in Paksh in place of his father-in-law. Author of Yalkut Eliezer (3 sections), later became known by the book’s name. Rabbi Yehezkel Bennett was the grandson and student of Rabbi Shlomo Ganzfried (the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), and son-in-law of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Glick, Av Beit Din of Toltchova. | 148 [8] pages, 30cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 164

Sfatei Da’at by the Kli Yakar, first edition. Prague 1610. Copy belonging to the Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Vishova and more.

Book on the Torah by Rabbi Shlomo Ephraim of Lunchitz (the Kli Yakar). Printed by Moshe ben Yosef Betzalel Katz. Two stamps of ownership (page 58(1) and 116(1)) of the Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager son of the Rav Shlita of Vizhnitz, Avdak of Obervissa.” Additional partially erased stamp on the cover, probably of Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Zionz, Av Beit Din of Alkosh. Page 116(2) has a 2-line note. Cover has an unreadable rabbinical signature. And a signature page after the cover "Ze'ev Wolf Bmohr"r David Tabil". | The Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Vishova (1885-1941) was the eldest son of the Ahavat Yisrael of Vizhnitz. Starting in 1908 he served as Av Beit Din of Vizhnitz, according to the tradition that the eldest son of the Admor served as the “young Rav.” In 1921 he was appointed rabbi of Vishova, where he established the Beit Yisrael yeshiva where more than 400 students studied. After his father died in 1936, he began to be Admor. He was a leader of Agudat Yisrale and a member of the Council of Torah Sages. His bones were brought for burial in Israel and he is in the section for Admorim of Vizhnitz. Moth marks. Professional repairs. New binding. | 122 pages. 31cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $1000
LOT: 165

Mishnah Brurah, first section, with inscription “Moga” written twice! Handwritten by the holy Chafetz Haim. Warsaw 1904.

By Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen of Radin. Page before the cover and the front blank page have the word “Moga” written on them. | The Chafetz Haim would check every book of his printed to make sure there were not printing errors, and would write the word “Moga” himself to make note that it passed his approval. Many of these books have disappeared over the years because of rebinding or erasure of the inscription. | Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaKohen (1838-1933), known as the Chafetz Hayyim because of the book before us now, was one of the greatest poskim of the last generations, and is known by the entire Jewish People. Studied in Vilna, taught in Vasiliški, and established his yeshiva in Radin. Among the founders of Agudat Yisrael, participated in its Great Congress in Vienna (1933), and was made the world president of the Council of Torah Sages. | Signature of ownership. Original binding covered in cloth. Rear binding and spine are repaired. Light repair on a number of pages. | 155 (supposed to be 152) pages. 23cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $120
LOT: 166

Masechet Brachot, Zulzbach edition, 1755. Signature of the grandson of the Noda B’Yehuda.

From the Talmud Bavli, with mishnayot from Seder Zra’im, separate cover for the mishnayot. Cover page in red and black ink. Wonderful wood-engraved illustrations. Original wood binding covered in leather with inscriptions. Printed by Zalman the Printer. | This edition was, at the time, ruled by the Va’ad Arba Artzot, ordered to be burned following claims by the Propus printers of Amsterdam that they broke copyrights. | Front blank page and page before cover have signatures of Rabbi Yehiel ben Rav Gaon Shmuel Segel, Prague.” Who was the Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Seger, son of the Noda B’Yehuda, and his inheritor as the head of the Prague beit din and head of the yeshiva. | Thick, dark, high-quality paper. Page cutting in red. Especially wide margins. Remains of clasps for closing. Binding coming apart. Number of pages disconnected. Moth holes. | [3], 2-100; [1], 2-87 pages. 42cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 167

Mishnayot Riva di Trinto, 1566. With dozens of handwritten notes from the period of printing.

Mishnayot, Seder Zra’im, Mo’ed, Nashim. With commentaries of the Rambam and Rabbeinu Ovadia of Bartenura. With hundreds of learned, long notes handwritten. They are mainly in Seder Zra’im and are written in Ashkenazi handwriting characteristic of the period. The writer disagrees with Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura, and more. At the beginning of the book are unreadable rabbinical signatures. | Thick paper. Margins cut. Page 17 is disconnected. Stains. Missing cover. New binding.| 2-162 pages. 29cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $3400 Starting at $500
LOT: 168

Lot of 2 volumes of “Yafeh LaLev,” sections 5 and 9, copy with dedication of the author, Rabbi Rachamim Nasim Yitzhak Palagi. First edition, 1884-1906.

1. Section 9, printed in Izmir 1906. First edition with dedication of the author to Rabbi Shlomo Molcho, president of the company “La Irmandad” (Zikaron Salonika 159, 186). Very good condition, unique, rare copy. 2. Section 5. Printed in Izmir 1884. First edition with inscription of ownership in the binding “HaGvir Aharon Shalem. Very good condition, special copy.
Starting at $180
LOT: 169

Psalms, copy of the kabbalists Ephraim HaKohen and Rav Aharon HaKohen.

Livorno 1837. The Sage Ephraim HaKohen and Rav Aharon HaKohen. Throughout the book are stamps of the former, while the cover and end of book have signatures of the latter. Back of the cover bears a handwritten note by Rav Aharon HaKohen regarding a dream he was asked about and the answer he gave. Rabbi Ephraim Zalka HaKohen (1885-1956) was the father of Shalom Kohen), a head of the Porat Yosef yeshiva, student of the Ben Ish Hai. A rabbi of Rav Yitzhak Khadori, Rav Mordechai Eliyahu. Rabbi Aharon HAKohen was in regular contact with the greatest kabbalists in Jerusalem. He moved to Israel at the end of his life from Egypt and is buried in Jerusalem. | Light moth marks. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $500
LOT: 170

Kri’ei Mo’ed, personal copy of the Elder Kabbalist Rav Yitzhak Khadouri.

Tikkun for Shavuot, according to the Ari. Jerusalem 1952. The book was bound by the Rav himself (when he was a bookbinder). First page has his handwritten signature. Binding and pages are disconnected. Generally good condition. Rav Yitzhak Khadouri (1899-2006) was born at the end of the 19th century in Baghdad (Iraq), in his youth he knew and met the Ben Ish Hai, he received Torah and kabbalah from Baghdad’s sages and from Jerusalem’s sages after he moved there in 1922. During his first years in Jerusalem he made a living binding books and studied at the Beit El and Porat Yosef yeshivot in the Old City. Over the years, his wisdom became famous, his knowledge of mysticism—many went to his home to receive blessings and advice from him, and to receive amulets for their welfare. Died in 2006 after living more than 100 years, and thousands of Jews from all walks of life participated in his funeral.
Starting at $1500
LOT: 171

Lot of books with dedications for Rav Eliyahu Lupis.

1. Shot Yaskil Avadi, first section, by Rav Ovadia Hadaya. With note on the page after the binding, on the cover, on the back of the cover, that the book belonged to Rav Lupis, and on the back of the cover is a dedication handwritten by the author to Rav Lupis. Jerusalem 1931. Cover with gilded letters. Printed by HaMaarav. Generally good condition. 2. Shot Yaskil Avadi, second section, by Rav Ovadia Hadaya. Note on the cover that the book belonged to Rav Lupis, and on the back of the cover is a dedication handwritten by the author to Rav Lupis. Jerusalem 1935. Cover with gilded letters. Printed by HaMaarav. Generally good condition. Cover cut in the bottom part 3. Shot v’Davar Shalom by Rav Shalom Hadaya (father of Rav Ovadia). With dedication on the back of the cover handwritten by the author to Rav Lupis and his son Eliyahu Lupis. Jerusalem 1924. Printed: Shmuel HaLevi Zuckerman. Generally good condition. Only edition! 4. VeYosef Shaul, by Rav Yosef Shaul Alisher. With a dedication handwritten by the author to Rav Lupis. Jerusalem 1942. Generally good condition. Rav Eliyahu Lupis (1890-1938) was a Ram in the Porat Yosef yeshiva, dayan at the Beit Din for Sefardim in Jerusalem, and a founder of the Bayit VeGan neighborhood of Jerusalem. Among his students were appointed famous rabbis, including Rav Ovadia Yosef. | Rav Yosef Shaul Alisher (1867-1948) was a public figure and Jerusalem businessman, president of the Va’ad Eida Sfardit in Jerusalem, founder of the Zikaron Moshe neighborhood, and member of the first Assembly of Representatives. | Rav Ovadia Hadaya (1889-1969) was a dayan and kabbalist. Served as head of the kabbalistic yeshiva Beit el, member of the Council of Torah Sages, and member of the High Rabbinical Court. Was Chief Sefardi rabbi of Petah Tikva, and won the Israel Prize for Torah Literature in 1968.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 172

Lot of 2 volumes bound together, with stamp of ownership of the Ridbaz and glosses.

1. KeLeilat HaMenorah, on the Shas. By Rabbi Moshe Natan HaLevi Rubinstein, Ra’avad of Dubna and known as the Elef HaMagen. Printed by Haim Yaakov Sheptil, Berdichov, 1892. 2. Noam Achim, on the Shas. By the brothers Rabbi Mordechai HaLevi, Av Beit Din of Klovaria, and Rabbi Binyamin HaLevi of Alastavka. Printed by Yehuda Leib Lipman, Vilna 1883. The book has the stamp of Rabbi Yaakov David Ridbaz Vilavsky of Slotzk. And a number of handwritten glosses (KeLeilat HaMenorah pages 34a and 39b). | The Ridbaz (1845-1913) was Chief Rabbi of Slotzk and Tzfat, and the author of Migad David, Nimukei HaRidbaz, a known commentary on the Yerushalmi, and more. Wear on the spine. [2] 54; [1], 74 pages. 27cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 173

Yesod Ma’aravi, with dedication of the author, the Mareh HaYeladim. Bound together with the book of Psalms, including many handwritten notes.

A book of Mussar by the sage and shadar Rabbi Refael Uchana. With dedication by the author. | Bound with Psalms, with the commentary Eretz HaHayyim. Throughout the book are dozens of long handwritten glosses in pencil, Mizrahi handwriting, rabbinical. Content not checked. First pages are missing. | Original binding, and one page disconnected. Stains. | 70; 78 pages. 17cm. Generally ok condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 174

Shot Noda B’Yehuda, Berdichev, 1812. Glosses.

Two sections by Rabbi Yehezkel Landau, Av Beit Din of Prague. The two sections are bound together without covers. Long, learned handwritten notes, unidentified, in a number of places in the book. Printer: Shmuel ben Issachar bar Segel. [1], 60, [5], 108 pages. 38cm. Generally good condition. Missing covers.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $120
LOT: 175

Yalkut Avanim. Printed by Nissan Bak, Jerusalem 1875. Copy of the Sandlar, Rav Moshe Yaakov Revikov.

Collections from the philosophy of the Gra. Printed by Nissan Bak. Binding page, cover, and at the end are stamps of the estate of the Sandlar. 4, 34 pages. 21cm. Repairs with tape on the cover. Missing five pages at the end. Ok condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100