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23.09.2019 - Auction # 25

Auction no. 25

Will take place on Monday 23 Elul 5768

23 Septembery. 2019

In the Achim Center of Rabbi Akiva st. 86, Bnei Brak

At 20:00 Israel time 

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LOT: 001

Lot of 3 books printed by the Shapira brothers. Slavita, 1805-1832

1. Mishnayot Seder Kedoshim. Printed by the Slavita Rav. 1805. [1] 2-270 page. Moth damage. Bad to ok condition. 2. Khak L’Yisrael—Yosef LeKhak. Bamidbar, printed by Rav Shmuel Avraham Shapira. Slavita 1832. [1] 2- 230 pages. Moth damage. Bad condition. 3. Khak L’Yisrael—Yosef LeKhak. Devarim, printed by Rav Shmuel Avraham Shapira. Slavita 1832. [1] 1(1) – 258 pages. Heavy moth damage. Bad condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 002

Bamidbar with the commentary Or HaHayyim, Slavita 1811

With translations (Onkelos, Yerushalmi, Yonatan ben Uziel) and commentaries of Rashi and the Or HaHayyim. By “the printers Dov Beer Yisrael Segel HaKatan Dov Beer Ben Pesach.” They began printing this set of chumashim in 1809, but Bamidbar was only reached in 1811. Page before the cover has the signature of ownership of “Haim bo Zion…[?]”. 200 pages. Cover repaired unprofessionally, one can only see the bottom half of the page, and on its opposite side the beginning of the chumash is blocked. Original binding is worn, leather spine, generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 003

Levushei Sarad, Orech Hayyim in 2 sections [first edition of the 2 nd part]. Zhitomir 1853

Levushei Sarad: a text on the Shulchan Aruch Orech Hayyim by the Arvei Nahal, Rabbi David Shlomo Ivshitz. First and second section, with endorsements of rabbis of Tzfat, Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Heller and Rabbi Binyamin Zeev ben Dayan v’Motz Mades—printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Hanina Lifer and Yehoshua Heshel Shapira. Separate cover for the second section. 64, 134, 145-158 pages. Last ten pages of Binyan HaBayit are missing. Many stains. First pages (until p. 44) are cut close to the margins, seems to be composed from two different copies. Some moth holes. New binding, inscribed. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 004

. Siddur Tikkunei Shabbat, Sefard minhag, second section (including a Pesach Haggadah)—Zhitomir 1855. Partially missing copy

With the Derech HaHayyim, according to the nusach Sefard. By Rabbi Moshe of Zoloshin. Pritned by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav. With cover page. Partially missing copy, ends on page 214. A few moth holes. Stains and various wear and tear. Most in good condition. Binding disconnected.
Starting at $180
LOT: 005

Menorat HaMaor, with commentary Nefesh Yehuda, second section—printed by Shapira, Zhitomir 1852

Menorat HaMaor by Rabbeinu Yitzhak Abohav, with the commentary Nefesh Yehuda with Yiddish translation, second section—printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav. First cover with red ink is missing. 2-3, 1-324 pages. Many stains. Moth holes. Small tears. Generally good condition. New, handsome binding.
Starting at $200
LOT: 006

Se’ah Solet—Zhitomir 1858. Nice copy with new leather binding

Small, high-quality mussar book by Rabbi Refael ben Gavriel Nurtzi of Mantua (16th century), a sage of Italy who also wrote ‘Merapeh LaNefesh’ and ‘Orech Hayyim’. This book was first printed in Mantua in 1561, was very popular and was reprinted in many editions (here printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav). 14 pages. Complete copy, pretty, new leather binding inscribed in gold. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $500
LOT: 007

Mechalel Yofi—first edition, Constantinople 1549

Commentaries and subjects related to vowels and grammar, on the Tanach, by Rabbi Shlomo ibn Melech—first edition, printed by Moshe ben Elazar Parnes HaRofeh. With a number of notes, corrections, and page numbering by hand. Cover has erased signatures of ownership and an interesting note of ownership on the blank front page. Not checked thoroughly. [191] pages. Old, worn binding. Page detached. Moth holes, tape, last pages are torn and professionally repaired. Generally good condition.
Starting at $1800
LOT: 008

. Shulchan Aruch, printed during the author’s lifetime with handwritten notes—Venice 1574, a miniature volume with the original leather binding

“Shulchan Aruch, in a small volume for their sake to keep next to their heart and make notes in it whenever and wherever they stop or travel. A work by Rabbi Yosef Caro ... printed with great care with the addition of an exegesis on the words.” Yoreh De’ah, third edition, printed during the author’s lifetime. Miniature volume [14cm], original leather binding, with the remains of clasps. 279, [1] pages. Moth holes and various defects to the binding, listings of ownership and glosses handwritten in an old handwriting in a number of spots, not checked thoroughly. Moth damage, stains, and tears, a number of places have light damage to text. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 009

Last Prophets, with translation and commentaries. Basel 16199

Includes the commentaries and translations of Rashi, Radak, and ibn Ezra. [1] 442-595, 511-520 [bound accidentally at the end and not in their proper place], 596-705 pages. 41cm. Wooden binding with an old leather overlay, with inscriptions of nice decorations, without clasps for closing. Moth holes and various defects. Inside the book are moth holes, stains, defects in the margins of some pages (pages 511-520 have damage to text), generally ok to good condition. Cover page has listing of ownership: “Ayelet Ohavim given to me as as gift by Noam Aharon ben Shmuel Shalit.” “Mink[?] bat Rav Simcha Shalit.” And “Shmuel bar Moshe Shmuel z”l”
Starting at $180
LOT: 010

Lot of partially missing copies from Venice printings, 15th-17th centuries

1. Sefer HaTerumah, by Rabbeinu Baruch bar Yitzhak of Gremitza, student of the Ri HaZaken, one of the Tosafot. First edition, printed by Daniel Bombirgi, Venice 1523. 102 pages out of 139 in the original. 2. Chiddushei Gemara, by Rabbeinu Yosef ben HaMabit (Rabbeinu Moshe of Triani), first edition, Venice 1645. Missing the cover and around 5 pages at the end 3. She’elot v’Tshuvot Maharit, by Rabbeinu Yosef ben HaMabit (Rabbeinu Moshe of Triani), first edition, Venice 1645. Only one cover for Yoreh De’ah, defective, missing many pages throughout, not checked thoroughly. Around 220 pages. 4. Yafeh To’ar, commentary on Bereishit Raba by Rabbeinu Shmuel Yafeh Ashkenazi—first edition, printed by Di Gara, 1597. 132-518 pages (missing a number of pages within this range. Originally: 540, [4] pages). 5. Part of the Five Megillot, including Megillat Esther from the Tanach with Rashi’s commentary. Venice 1647. Around 20 pages + doubles from Megillat Esther. Various conditions, wear and tear, moth damage, moisture, and more. Generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 011

Two sections of the Shot Perach Mateh Aharon—only edition, Amsterdam 1703

By Rabbi Aharon ben Hayyim Avraham HaKohen of Salonika. Covers with engravings of Moshe and Aharon, priestly work, and more. First section: [3], 249 pages. Torn cover at the corners, with tape. Moth damage throughout, binding partially detached. Stains. Generally ok condition. Second section: [1], 168 pages. New binding, inscribed. Stains. Generally good condition. Stamp of ownership on the cover made in relief with no color “Todros Tiktin”—served as a rabbi at the Bnei Yaakov Beit Midrash HaGadol in Chicago.
Starting at $120
LOT: 012

Sfatei Chachamim on Rashi’s commentary of the Torah and Five Megillot—first edition, Frankfurt 1712. Nice copy.

A comprehensive commentary on Rashi's words about the Torah, and is a key to understanding his words, which are sometimes cloaked and opaque. The author Rabbi Shabtai Meshorer Bass (1641-1708) was born in Kalish in Poland, moved to Prague where he received the nicknames "Meshorer - poet" and "Bass", having served as cantor in one of the city's synagogues. He collected from earlier commentaries, primarily the Maharam, and also added to them. In this work he discusses and sharpens his words, and explains many difficulties. The work was accepted throughout the Jewish world, and at present there is no Chumash in which it is not printed next to the Rashi, or at least “ikar” sfatei chachamim. [1] 143 page [numbered wrongly, listed 133]. Very minor blemishes, mainly at the edges. Good condition. Good copy. Ownership note: "Gershon Blum [?] From Vormash." A relatively new cover with minor flaws.
Starting at $100
LOT: 013

Tur Orech Hayyim— Wilmersdorf 1727. Interesting signatures of ownership and notes

With the Beit Yosef, Darchei Moshe, Bedek HaBayit, Drisha u’Prisha, and more. [2], 321 pages. Original wood binding with remains of clasps. Front binding detached. Stains, moth marks, defects. Generally good condition. Signatures of ownership, number of glosses, not checked.
Starting at $120
LOT: 014

Shot HaTashbetz—first edition, Amsterdam, 1738-9, with original binding!

A four-part book, Questions and Answers by Rabbi Shimon Bar Tzemach Duran - First Edition Amsterdam - 1738-1739. Wit the original, rare binding, made by hand, unique in its precision, especially the gilded decorations on the back. According to the tradition of the Amsterdam Jews, the cover was made of fish skin, but some are unconvinced. In his book Yafeh LaLev, Rabbi Rahamim Nissim Yitzchak ben Rabbi Chaim Pelagi wrote: "And I heard about the great rabbi the Rashbetz who was credited with a great book called the Tashbetz in print and fine binding - nothing like it, as he was careful to spread a beautiful and important cloth over the books that were open before him to study in them..” Separate cover for each section, the copy before us is missing one cover for the first section. First section: [11], 91. Second section: [1], 69, [1]. Third section: [1], 68, [1]. Fourth section: [1], 101, [1] page. 31cm. Fourth section has a separate cover for each of the three Turim [see: N. ben-Menachem, in Sod Sefarim, Sinai, Volume 16, 1945, pp. 324-326. And see, D. Yardeni, Seder Hadpasato of the Tashbetz, Alei Sefer, 10, pp. 119-132, with a detailed description of the chronology of printing, two main types with changes in the covers in different copies]. Stefanski Sifrei Yesod 270. Moth holes. Fourth section, pages 3-11 are torn and partially missing, added are 4 pages from a different copy to complete this copy. Stains. Generally good condition. Defects to the binding.
Starting at $1300
LOT: 015

Tikkun Shovavim (including kavanot)—Venice 1739

Order of prayers for those whose custom is to fast on Mondays and Thursdays of the Shovavim parshiyot, with the prayer for mincha and the reading of “Vayachel,” organized according to the kabbalist Moshe Zechut, with Hatarat Nedarim and Mesirat Moda’a of Rav Shmuel David Ottolenghi, printed for Tshukat Gad ben Yitzhak Pu’ah. Printed by Bragadin. 45, 47-49 pages. 17cm. Moth holes, light defects, signs of moisture. Generally good condition. New binding
Starting at $100
LOT: 016

Lot with books of chiddushim on the Shas: Petah HaOhel (Zulzbach 1691), Shem Enosh (Warsaw 1902), pamphlet by Rabbi Haim Yona (Lemberg 1807), Sefer HaYashar by Rabbeinu Tam (Vienna 1811).

Petah HaOhel, first edition (Zulzbach 1691), a unique book on various subjects, organized alphabetically, by Rabbi Avraham ben Rabbi Yehuda Leib of Premyslan. Last page has an interesting signature: ‘Avraham Shneor [?]…[?]. Number of places bear a stamp in the local language: “D. Feldman Rabiner.” [1] 30 pages, including a verse listing. At the end is an additional text by the author with a separate cover, also called Petah HaOhel, with exegesis on the rules of the Shas and a summary. [2], 33 pages. Some moth holes, generally good condition. Shem Enosh (Warsaw 1902), first edition. “The introduction to my book which will, with God's help, be released in a few days from the printing press…” by Rabbi Yosef Aharon Rabinowitz (1853-1922), a Lithuanian Chassidic rabbi, grandson of the Gaon Rabbi Dover of Nesvizh, known as the ‘Rosh HaBarzel’, studied in Volozhin under the Beit HaLevi, father of the Brisk method, and authored a number of additional books (including the Pri David). While still a youth he began wearing Chassidic garb, and in Warsaw became famous as a miracle worker, and also began organizing tishes according to the custom of Admorim, because of which he became known as the “Litvisher Rebbe” or the “Misnagedisher Rebbe.” This work deals with kabbalah. Printed in Warsaw by Doverush Torsh. Sticker of the central library in Warsaw which testifies that this book was “a Jewish book in Poland saved from destruction, 1947.” Stamps from the Chochmei Lublin yeshiva library. [1], 24 pges, 48 total pages including a table of mistakes. Small tear to the first page, large tear on the error table, no damage to text. Generally good condition. Pamphlet by Rabbi Haim Yona (Lemberg 1807), by Rabbi Haim Yona Teumim, Av Beit Din of Breslau (1690-1728). The author died when he was only 38 years old. Known mainly for this book on halacha—Choshen Mishpat. [8], 9-24 pages. Signature of ownership not checked. Small tears, generally good condition. Sefer HaYashar by Rabbeinu Tam (Vienna 1811). This copy has many glosses and corrections, some very significant. Throughout are different types of writing, probably written by a number of people. [2], 87 pages. Tear on the cover, no damage to text, generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 017

Lot of important works of kabbalah: Mishnat Chassidim, Amsterdam 1740; Pat Lechem Livorno 1794; Pitchei Chochma, Johannesburg 1857

Book Mishnat Hasidim: "This book was authored by the great rabbi Emanuel Hai ben Avraham Riki in the city of Livorno" Amsterdam - 1740. The author Rabbi Rafael Emanuel Hai Riki was a kabbalistic rabbi and Italian poet. When he was thirty, he immigrated to Eretz Israel and settled in Safed, where he learned the wisdom of Kabbalah and studied the writings of the Arizal. After about two years he left Safed due to an epidemic that broke out in the Upper Galilee and went back abroad. On the ship he was riding, robbers attacked and captured him with his family. After forty days he was redeemed and came to Italy for the city of Livorno. During this period he composed his essay Mishnah Hasidim, which is in fact his main essay dealing with deep explanations of Kabbalah. [6], 132 pages. Unchecked signatures. Stains on pages, few moth holes, rebound. Good general condition. Sefer Pat Lechem, first Edition Livorno - 1794. By Rabbi Elisha Havilio (1719-1800), printed by the partners Rabbi Ya'akov Noonis and Rabbi Raphael Muldula". The author was the distinguished disciple of Rabbi David Pardo, this essay deals with the interpretation and intention of the blessings of enjoyment according to the Kabbalah. On the title page is a particularly interesting signature: "Mordechai Chaim et Atar." Signature that has not been properly checked. [3], 77 pages. Light stains, re-binding in good general condition. The Book of Pitchei Chochma, by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto [Ramchal] by the printer Haim Ari. Johannesburg - 1857. With the introduction by the man who brought it to the printing house, and the “Book of the Tree of Life," a Preface to the book [also taught as an essay in itself even for those engaged only in revelatory theory]. 142 page. Unchecked signature, original binding worn, damaged leather spine, good general condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 018

Korban Netanel—first edition, Karlsruhe, 1755, with important signatures and glosses

On the Rosh from sidrei Mo’ed and Nashim, by the Gaon Rabbi Netanel Will, Rabbi of Karlsruhe, an important foundational book that, after being printed separately, has gone into various editions of the Babylonian Talmud to this day. First Edition, printed during the author's lifetime, illustrated cover with a copper engraving at the beginning, with a bird bearing the inscription “KEN [Korban Netanel] Bird" - Karlsruhe | 1755. Stepanski, Foundational Books 211. [2], 148, [3] pages. Very many moth holes. Fair general condition. At the title page of the book is an ancient signature: Kadosh Yehuda Moshe Segel. Stamp of Rabbi "Ben Zion ben HaRav Ya'akov Ettlinger" - Rabbi Ya'akov Ettlinger, the "Aruch Lenner" and his well-known son-in-law, Rabbi Shmaryahu Zuckerman. The book has three Ashkenazi handwritten scholarly glosses that appear from the printing period.
Starting at $120
LOT: 019

Set of Chemdat Yamim, Venice 1763.

Complete set of the known polemical book, Chemdat Yamim. The identity of the composer is in doubt. Four volumes. Section 1 for Shabbat Kadosh, 109 4. Section 2 for Rosh Chodesh, 128, [1]. Section 3 for Mo’adei Hashem, 96 [120 97] 4. Section 4 for Elul and High Holidays. 103 4 a number of glosses in Sefardi handwriting at the end of the book. 27cm. Signature of ownership of Avraham Yosef Yehoshua Hillel Puah. Seems to be from the family of the famous printers. Not bound, moth damage, awful condition, 27cm.
Starting at $150
LOT: 020

Rare! Likkutei Torah, Neviim, Ketuvim (Maharhav), first edition, Zolkva 1775, with interesting signatures of ownership

Likkutei Torah, Neviim, Ketuvim, with the work ‘Ta’amei Mitzvot’, first edition of the important kabbalistic book by Rabbi Haim Vittel, student of the Ari, a rare book. Missing the cover page. [8], 116, 118-120, [1]; 28, 28-31 pages. Stains and defects, moth damage mainly in the first and last pages, other than that in ok to good condition. Signatures of ownership: 1. Stamps of Rav Shmuel David HaKohen Munk (died 1981), son of Rabbi Refael Shalom Shaul, a descendent of the Rokeach. Moved to Israel at age 15 and studied at the Kol Torah yeshiva, a student of Rabbi Eliyahu Dushnitzer. Certified as a rabbi by Rabbi Hanoch Henich Dov Padova and the Ra’avad of Jerusalem, Rabbi Yisrael Yitzhak Reisman. Leader of the Haredi community in Haifa, founder of the Beit Midrash L’Hora’a named after Rav Avdidi Daman. Author of Pe’at Shadecha, and many other books. 2. Rabbi Moshe Harag (son-in-law of Rabbi Gershon), son of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef [Tzeiger], who moved to Israel in 1839 and settled in Tzfat. Appointed to the Kollel of Vizhnitz in Tzfat by Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Heger (the Tzemach Tzaddik of Vizhnitz). Head of the Hevra Kadisha in the city. See more about him in “Eretz HaZvi” (Eyalbaum, Vienna 1883). 3. Aharon Aryeh ben Menachem Mendel. 4. Yitzhak…? 5. Page 41 has completion of letters on the page of Meir Leib. 6. Avraham Shlomo.
Starting at $100
LOT: 021

Lot of 3 important Shot books from the 18th-19th century: Mayim Amukim (Berlin 1778); Yad Yosef (Jerusalem 1898); Zera Yaakov (Livorno 1784)

1. Question and answers, Mayim Amukim, by Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrahi, the Ram (1435-1526), a posek halacha, scientist, and Jewish-Turkish statesman. Chief Rabbi of the Ottoman Empire, rosh yeshiva, and one of the main three commentators on Rashi’s commentary of the Torah. With another work by Rabbi Eliyahu ben Haim, the Ra’anach (c.1530-1613), a rabbi of Turkey, chacham bashi, and one of the first achronim. Second edition. 104 pages. New binding, repaired cover page, tears on the last pages, mainly not in the body of the text. Stains in some places. Generally ok condition. Signature of ownership. 2. Yad Yosef, first section (Orech Hayyim) by Rabbi Yosef Yehuda ben Dov HaLevi Strasbourg, known as the Dayan of Kasov (1821-1911). In 1896, when he was 75, he moved to Israel and settled in the Old City of Jerusalem, at a place which bordered the Tiferet Yisrael synagogue and next to the home of Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin. When a Hasidic beit din was established in Jerusalem in 1901, the rabbi joined the composition of the Tribunal, headed by Rabbi David Lipman [Dobce] Shubkes, a disciple of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk. The third dayan was Rabbi Tuva Aryeh Dolsberger. The Dayan of Kosov served as a member until his death in 1911. Only, rare edition. 17 pages including an additional cover page. Interesting stamp of ownership with the name “Mordechai ben Rabbi Yaakov Friedman of Mastrich.” Learned note handwritten. Not bound. Small tears in the spine. Generally good condition. 3. Shot Zera Yaakov by Rabbi Yaakov Haim ben Naim (died in 1804), a sage of North Africa and one of its leaders in the 18th century. Rabbi, kabbalist, and posek. During the reign of Rabbi Ya'akov Chaim, the Purim holiday of the Jews of Algiers occurred, which was celebrated following the victory over the Spaniards. As a result, Rabbi Yaakov composed poems in honor of this holiday. Rabbi Ya'akov was buried, apparently, in Livorno, Italy, the last city on his wanderlust, where he also printed his book. Among the Jews of Algeria, he used to be called "the messenger of Jerusalem,” because he immigrated to Palestine and then returned to exile. First edition. [4], 60, [1] page. Bound with the book Yeshuot Yaakov by the same rabbi. Droshim for Genesis and at the end a drash for Shabbat Kala and Shabbat Tshuva, a piyyut for shabbat. [1]. 43 pages. New binding, stains on the first pages. Generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 022

Lot of 2 Shot books printed in Salonika, first editions: Berech Yitzhak (1803) and Ashdot HaPisgah (1790)

1. Berech Yitzhak, Questions and Answers in Halacha by Rabbi Yitzchak Ben Rabbi Moshe Di Fas, deals with diverse questions in all parts of the shulchan aruch, introduction by the author. [4], 70 pages. New cover. Restored title page. Stains at edges. Good general condition. Signature of ownership of "Aaron Hayyim [?]". 2. Ashdot HaPisgah, by Yosef Nahmuli, and at the end, some notes on complex issues in the Shas. In addition, there are a number of exegeses on difficult ideas in Maimonides, in addition to an essay on several chapters of the Baba Metziya tractate. At the end of the book there is a new numbering that begins from the letter zayin (7), and it seems that begins with the middle of the subject and henceforth some issues from the Maharcha [probably Rabbi Chaim ben Rabbi David Abulafia], including an interesting pamphlet called Midot HaMizbe’ach, on simanim of the Seder and on the Passover Haggadah - [4] 152 page. 24 pages [starts on page 7 as above]. Handwritten glosses, several interesting signatures, not examined. Very good overall condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 023

Mishnayot Seder Nezikin—Mahlov 1818. Rare!

Mishnayot with the commentary of Rabbi Ovadia of Bartenura, Ikar Tosafot Yom Tov, and other Tosafot. [2], 244 pages, 17 cm. Moth damage and many stains. Various tears and imperfections, also on title page. Original binding with worn and damaged leather spine. Fair general condition - poor. Catalogued in The National Library as a rare book. Ancient signature on the title page title page, "The Benjamin Ze'ev", on the last page an ancient manuscript inscription: "The one who will say after lighting the Chanukah candles ..." With various prayers inscription probably by Chassidim. "Benjamin Ze'ev HaCohen Shem [?]". About the Mahalov print, see Friedberg's article on this print in his book on Hebrew print in Poland. We will quote a paragraph here about the importance of this print for Hasidim from the article by Avraham Yaari "The Hebrew print in Mahlov on the Dniester River" from Kiryat Sefer, Year 23: Printer R. Zvi was a smart student and precise, and he added a few books of commentary, including various manuscripts, or formulas according to exact books, so he added a great deal to Midrash, and many additions. Levi Yitzhak of Berdychov and Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshil of Afta [Ohev Yisrael] while sitting in Ias and Ma'zibuz. Their endorsements appear in a number of books printed in Mahlov. The Rabbi of Aphtha also inspired the printer to print the "ma’amadot" and even handed him the "Seder Amirat HaKetoret" that he arranged, for printing at the end of the ma’amadot
Starting at $100
LOT: 024

Eyle Divrei HaBrit (against the Reform movement)—Altona 1819, with responses from sages of the period

"a judgment which was issued by the Beit Din Tzedek of Hamburg, and held by the great geniuses of the State of Ashkenaz, Poland, France and Italy, and the State of Bohemia, Maharran and Hungary, all of which answer … to prevent a new religion (which, they believe, is only a few simple people who do not know Torah) from founding customs unlike the religion of Moses and Israel ... ". Composition against the Reform Movement for the prohibition of changing the Prayer, not praying in other languages, and not playing songs in synagogues even by non-Jews. These outbursts began following the publication of Noga HaTzedek - Or Noga (Desau 1818) which justified these amendments and changes by the rabbis of the Reformation, various “amendments” introduced in the text of the prayer at the "Hall" in Hamburg, where German language prayers were also accompanied by prayers accompanied by an organ in the Hall. Attached are 22 Halachic Answers by the greatest sages of that generation, including the Chatam Sofer, who initially opposed printing the book, because he feared that engaging and arguing with the Reformers would give them strength and strengthen their status, but eventually agreed to its publication. Also included are Rabbi Akiva Iger, Rabbi Mordechai Benet, Rabbi Yaakov of Lissa (the Netivot), Prague Rabbis and others - XVI, 132 pages. 22 cm. Moth holes and minor stains. Worn original binding. Good overall condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 025

Ben Yemini (commentary on the ibn Ezra)—only edition, Vienna 1824. Rare!

Sefer Ben Yemini, exegsis on the commentary of Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra on the Torah, with the solutions to his riddles, by Rabbi Benjamin Ze'ev Wolf of Fararoy (Moravia region in the Czech Republic). As Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra's commentary on the Torah is very profoundly known, many books have been printed throughout the generations to interpret the Ibn Ezra's commentaries. At the beginning of the book, the following rabbis' consent was printed: Rabbi Mordechai Bennett, Rabbi Baruch Frenkel Teumim (The "Baruch Ta’am" of Leipnik [father-in-law of the "Divrei Chaim" of Sanz]) who writes on the note: "... and he really revealed his conscience to his truth ..", and the addition of Rabbi David Deutsche "the Ohel David", and Rabbi Moshe Sofer "Chatam Sofer.” Rare edition. 186 [3] pages. 17.5 cm. Minor stains. Excellent overall condition. Original binding with spine tear. Nice copy.
Starting at $120