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מכירה מס' 41 - 21.04.2021

המכירה והתצוגה המקדימה בבית מורשת רח' הרב קוק 10 בני ברק

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LOT: 001

Shnei Luchot HaBrit, first section—Zhitomir 1857.

Book by the Gaon Rabbi Yeshaya HaLevi Horwitz, known as the Shla after this work. First section, printed by the Shapira brothers in Zhitomir. 393 leaves. Missing the title page. Rebound, tears and stains, lone bits of tape, overall good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 002

Tikkunei Zohar, Shapira printing, Zhitomir 1865

Tikkunei Zohar printed by the grandsons of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira. Approbation from the Admor Rabbi Aharon of Chernobyl. [2], 182 leaves. Title page in red ink, moth holes and damage, stains and many signs of use, tape on the title page and more, overall fair condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 003

Chumash Bereishit—printed by Shapira in Zhitomir, 1865.

Genesis, the first section of the Chumash with Yiddish translation, printed by the partners and brothers, grandsons of the Slavita Rav, Rabbi Hanina Lipa and Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Shapira. 224, 16 leaves. 20cm. Missing leaf 15 (one page from the end), good condition, light tears without missing pieces. Stains, one moth hole, original (worn) binding.
Starting at $120
LOT: 004

Machzor for Rosh Hashaanah and Yom Kippur, nusach Sefard. Zhitomir 1870.

Large sized machzor “for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur according to the Russian and Lithuanian and Polish minhag, with commentary in Hebrew and Yiddish, copied into the spoken language with niqqud…Nusach Sfard, first section printed by the rabbi Yitzhak Moshe Bakshat in Zhitomir, 1870.” Printing similar to that of the Shapira printings. Title page in red ink, 154 leaves. Repaired pages mainly at the beginning, stains and many signs of use, new handsome leather binding, overall good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 005

Chedvat Yaakov—Zhitomir (Bakshet), 1873.

Chiddushim on the Torah following the order of the parshiyot, by Rabbi Yaakov (known as Rabbi ben HaTorani Yehuda Yedel of Dessau). Printed by Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet. 35 leaves, 16cm, very good condition, new binding.
Starting at $80
LOT: 006

Sefer Ben HaMelech v’HaNazir— Zhitomir (Bakshet), 1873.

By Rabbi Avraham HaLevi ibn Hasdai. Mussar, written in parable form. Printed by Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet. Ibn Hasdai called his work “Revach v’Hatzalah”, but it became known among the Jewish public by the name Ben HaMelech v’HaNazir. It contains the story of a prince who meets a sage who explains to him the principles of faith and wisdom. The book was first printed in Constantinople in 1518 and has since been printed in many editions. 72 leaves, 16cm. Very good condition, original binding, light stains.
Starting at $90
LOT: 007

Torat Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz: Likkutei Shoshanim/Devarim Nechmadim bound together (chassidut). Zhitomir (Bakshet), 1877.

Likkutei Shoshanim, with a collection of pieces from Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz, quoted in many later Chassidic works. Printed by Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet. Leaf 2 has a small gloss, and the blank first page has a large, pretty ex libris from “Aba ben Eliezer Bernstein.” 13 leaves, 18cm, good condition, stains. Bound with Devarim Nechmadim, also by Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. With a variety of divrei torah, also printed by Yitzhak Moshe Bakshet. 6 leaves, 18cm. Good condition, stains.
Starting at $150
LOT: 008

Zevach Pesach (Ladino)—Izmir 1864

A seder for saying the korban pesach with a famous letter from the kabbalist Rabbi Shimshon of Ostropol, with an introduction and laws in Ladino. 18 leaves. 16cm. Fair condition, tears with missing parts of text.
Starting at $100
LOT: 009

Lot of 6 prayerbooks and more from Mizrach printings. 1867 and on.

1. Khak L’Yisrael, BaMidbar. Livorno 1895. With “Nischei Dukani”, a nusach of kavanot peshutot at the beginning. Notes: “Tzahal Boulevard 30, Lod, Kohen Yitzhak, 1st Av, 1976.” Additional notes, pages detached. 2. Kippur Tamim, “a set of prayers for Yom Kippur according to the Sefardi minhag and those of Baghdad and its environs”, 2 separate sections . First section missing the title page. Baghdad 1928. 3. Siddur Minchat Yerushalayim, Minchah and Arvit for regular days and Shabbos, Baghdad minhag. Baghdad 1945. Pocket edition. Back of the title page has a Shiviti with a menorah, etc. 4. Kippur Tamim, “a set of prayers for Yom Kippur according to the Sefardi minhag and those of Baghdad and its environs”, first section. Baghdad 1907. Note of ownership in Sefardi handwriting on the title page. 5. Zivchei Tru’ah, halachot of slaughter and checking lungs, by Rabbi Shlomo ben Shalom Zarka. Livorno 1867. Antique binding, half in black velvet. 6. Olat HaYom, “set of prayers of the Shmona Esrei according to the Sefardi minhag”, with stamp on the title page “published by Horev and Otzer Torah, New York”, no year of printing listed. Blank first page has stamp: “Immigration Division of the Jewish Agency, Babylonian camp, division for education and Culture—Tehran.” Note in Arabic script. Various conditions, wear, overall good condition. Not checked thoroughly.
Starting at $50
LOT: 010

Birkat Mo’adecha LeChayyim, second section, by Rabbi Haim Palagi. First edition, Izmir 1871.

Birkat Mo’adecha LeChayyim, with drashot by Rabbi Haim Palagi. This is the last work (of 80) that the Kaf HaHayyim managed to published during his lifetime, with a collection of drashot that he gave on holidays and yamim tovim. [2], 159 leaves. Very good condition, stains. Rabbi Haim Palagi (1788-1868) was among the greatest achronim. He was a rabbi, commentator, posek, and kabbalist. In 1837 he was appointed as Av Beit Din of the Supreme Court in Izmir (with 45 rabbanim), and in 1857 he was appointed the Chacham Bashi (Chief Rabbi) of Izmir. A year later the sultan Abd Al-Majid the First gave royal assent to his appointment as Nisan, which gave him powers to act as judge and execute his orders, such that he was singularly responsible for the Jewish community. He published many books, starting from age 16 and which covered a wide variety of topics: 7 on Tanach, 9 on Talmud, 15 on midrashim and drashot, other works of mussar, and 24 works on halacha, kabbalah, Shut, and other subjects. After writing a book, he would hold a seudat mitzvah and give out his books for free. He never sold his books.
Starting at $100
LOT: 011

“Hayyim ad HaHolam”, droshim. Izmir 1888.

Drashot for Shabbat Halbasha, Shabbat Zachor, and Shabbat HaGadol, by Rabbi Haim Bizha, Av Beit Din of Tiriya, Izmir. Printed by Rabbi Haim Avraham Deshen, with an approbation from Rabbi Avraham Palagi. [1], 130 leaves. Good condition, tear with missing portion on last page.
Starting at $80
LOT: 012

Two polemical books on the kashrut of wheat-grinding for matzot using steam mills [cylinders]. Kol Tachana and the book that was published in response—Kol Tze’akat HaRo’im.

Background: At the beginning of the twentieth century, with the spread of the invention of the steam engine, Jews in African countries began to use steam-powered flour mills. Some sages banned them from a fear that they could not be cleaned to the level required for Pesach, while other rabbis approved them. The situation caused a great controversy, with both sides publishing books to strengthen their claims. Among those who forbade was Rabbi Chaim Yosef Maman and he printed in Jerusalem in 1902 the book "Kol Hatahana Kol Hatahneh" in which he wrote at length on the need to ban the mills. Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Gigi published "The Shout of the Shepherds" (Kol Tze’akat HaRo’im) against this book, in which he elaborates with a factual description and a halakhic answer to allow them. A. Kol HaTachana by Rabbi Haim Yosef Maman, only edition, Jerusalem 1912. [6], 8 pages, 88, [2] leaves. Lone, tiny moth holes, tear without missing section on leaf 15, overall very good condition. B. Kol Tze’akat HaRo’im by Rabbi Eliyahu ben Gigi, only edition, Tunis 1915. [4], 265 leaves, lone tiny moth holes, very good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 013

Lot of 3 books from Alexandrian [Na Amun] Egypt printings, 1878-1901

Lot of books printed in Alexandria: 1. Pirkei Avot with commentary in Arabic (Judeo-Arabic using Hebrew letters), from Rabbi David HaNaggid ben Rabbi Avraham ben HaRambam. First edition, 1901. [3], 107 leaves. The first leaf has an engraving of “the portrait of the Rambam”. Colorful title page, repaired with some missing part of page, first pages are detached, various stains, fraying in the spine, overall good condition. 2. Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah with the commentary “Roshi BaShamayim by Rabbi David ben Rabbi Shlomo Mizrahi, the Shtilei Zeitim; and Shoshanat HaMelech by Rabbi Yehuda Moshe Ratzabi. First edition 1895. [2], 76, 94 leaves. Pages detached, binding detached, dark stains in the last third, no spine. Overall fair condition. 3. Menorat HaMaor HaKadmon, by Rabbi Moshe Frankfurter, a dayan of Amsterdam. Printed in 1878. 230 leaves in the original, this copy is missing the last leaf. Last pages detached, binding partially detached, title page detached, tape on the title page and additional pages, overall fair condition.
Starting at $50
LOT: 014

Yosef Hen, droshim from Rabbi Yosef Nechemias—Tunisia 1915.

Various droshim, including on the Torah’s parshiyot. At the beginning of the book are many names from various cities of people who donated for the printing of the book. Rare! [2], 6, 3, [1] page, 78 leaves, 4 pages. 21cm. Lone, tiny moth holes, stains, good condition, not bound.
Starting at $50
LOT: 015

Sefer HaYashar by Rabbeinu Tam—Jerusalem 1864. Meyuchas copy.

The foundational work of mussar attributed to Rabbeinu Tam of the Tosafot, printed in Jerusalem in 1864. 48 leaves. Tears and stains, tears in the margins of the title page, binding is worn and defective, overall good condition. The title page has the note of ownership: “Aharon Moshe ben Shapira”. Many notes of “Haim Yisrael Haltovsky in Jerusalem.” The well-known chassid Rabbi Aharon Moshe Shapira (1841-1913) was a follower of the Admor the Beit Aharon of Karlin. He merited great esteem from Admorim of Karlin and even after his death merited respect. He was a founder of the ohel of the Karliner chassidim in the Old City of Jerusalem, his father Rabbi Yaakov Kopil of Hevron was close to the Admor Chiddushei HaRim of Gur [and was called Yosef HaTzaddik by him because of his great experience]. Rabbi Aharon Moshe was the son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer Natan Kahane Shapira (source: Di Bracha un Shtov, p. 265). Rabbi Haim Yisrael Haltovsky was the son of the well-known Karliner chassid Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Haltovsky.
Starting at $70
LOT: 016

Lot of sifrei kodesh and prayerbooks from Jerusalem printings.

1. Otzer HaAretz, “Shivchei Eretz Yisrael, its belonging to the Jewish people and its redemption and rebuilding today as written in the Torah, Neviim, and Ketuvim…and sifrei chochmah and chassidut…”, published by Knesset Yerushalayim. 1926. At the end is a folded map of Israel, in blue ink. Moth holes. 2. Three Megillot “traditionally said on Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot: Shir HaShirim, Ruth, Ecclesiastes”, with commentaries and “an Arabic tafsir by Rabbeinu Saadiah Gaon, never before printed”. Printed in Jerusalem 1911. No binding, pages detached, not checked thoroughly. 3. Sefer HaZohar, Leviticus-Numbers-Deuteronomy. Printed in Jerusalem 1955. Antique wood binding, yellow page cuttings, two title pages. 4. Techalel (Yemenite siddur) with Sefer Etz Hayyim, second section, with the Pesach Haggadah, first edition—Jerusalem 1894 [colophon lists 1898]. Antique binding is partially detached, defective leather spine. Various conditions, wear and stains, other than detailed above it is in overall good condition.
Starting at $50
LOT: 017

Rare booklet of eulogies for four Jewish leaders. Jerusalem 1896

“Drosh Kavod HaTorah and Hesped for Four Leaders of Israel”: Rabbi Yitzhak Elchanan Spector of Kovna, Rabbi Yerucham Aryeh Leib of Minsk, Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Breze son of Rabbi Yisrael of Salant and Rabbi Aryeh Leib of Horodna. Said by Rabbi Yisrael Binyamin Lavi Lempert (the Mashmiya Yeshuot and Or Matok) on the 3rd of Iyar 1896 at the Rabbi Yehuda HaChassid Hurva synagogue at the order of the Maharil Diskin. First (only?) edition, rare. 6 leaves plus jacket. Stains, a little eaten at the edges, overall good condition.
Starting at $70
LOT: 018

Volume with issues of “Ohr Torah”—Jerusalem 1897-1901. Copy of the Rosh Yeshiva of Shaar Shamayim.

Volume with 12 issues of the Ohr HaTorah, “with chiddushei Torah, responsa, coming from research of the geonim of the time, in Israel and abroad.” High-quality issues edited by Avraham Aharon Zonenfeld, designed as an income source to strengthen talmidei chachamim by the “Tomchei Torah HaKlalit” organization. Old binding, leather spine, lone pages detached, stains, overall good condition. Signatures and notes testifying that this copy belonged to the gaon Rabbi Ephraim Shmuel Lerner. Rabbi Ephraim Shmuel Lerner (1879-1962) was the son of Rabbi Mordechai, he served as rosh yeshiva of the Ashkenazi kabbalistic yeshiva Sha’ar HaShamayim in Jerusalem, was a founder of the Sha’arei Chesed neighborhood there, and founded the Gra synagogue there and served there as chazan for many years.
Starting at $100
LOT: 019

Beit Yitzhak with the rare colorful title page. Jerusalem 1910. Copy of the rosh yeshiva of Shaar Shamayim.

Beit Yitzhak on the Torah by Rabbi Yitzhak of Vilna, a work collecting divrei torah the author heard in the name of various geonim. First edition. [3], 85, [1] leaves. The last page has an illustration of the menorah with holy names, plus an introduction by the author. This copy has the rare, additional colorful title page. Binding detached, no spine, brittle paper. Overall good condition. Rabbi Ephraim Shmuel Lerner (1879-1962) was the son of Rabbi Mordechai, he served as rosh yeshiva of the Ashkenazi kabbalistic yeshiva Sha’ar HaShamayim in Jerusalem, was a founder of the Sha’arei Chesed neighborhood there, and founded the Gra synagogue there and served there as chazan for many years.
Starting at $100
LOT: 020

Sefer Hanukat Zion on Chanukkah. First edition, Jerusalem 1914.

A nice, unique work on Channukah and Purim, with a piyyut called “Mi Kamocha” made by the legendary paytan Rabbi Yisrael Najara, with remazim to Purim and nice choruses, some in Judeo-Arabic. Brought to the publisher by Rabbi Yehezkel Melamed ben Matitya Gargi. [The colophon lists “Yerushalayim HaBnuya” which would be ten years earlier (1904), something that’s not possible, so it appears to be an error in the colophon; bibliographic lists assign it 1914]. 57 leaves according to bibliographies, this copy is missing the last leaf. Binding detached, stains, overall good condition. Last page has a handwritten note on rules of the Hebrew calendar.
Starting at $80
LOT: 021

Chiddushei HaRamban on Shas, 2 volumes. Jerusalem 1927-1929.

Two volumes containing Chiddushei HaRamban on the Masechtot of Shas: 1. Yevamot, Kiddushin, Gittin. [1], 29, 26, 39 leaves. Jerusalem, 1927. 2. Bava Metziya, Bava Batra, Shvuot, Makkot, Avodah Zara, Chulin. [4], 114-159, 112, [1] leaves. Jerusalem, 1929. Two title pages, torn. Brittle paper, tears, defective bindings, overall fair condition.
Starting at $70
LOT: 022

Pamphlet “v’Ata et Briti Tishmor”—Jerusalem 1945.

Notes and advice for Haredim on education for children, printed with approval of the Admorim, geonim, and tzadikim of the period, published by Hafatzat Ra’ayon HaKedusha in Israel. [1] 7 leaves, 15cm, good condition, light tears without missing parts of page.
Starting at $50
LOT: 023

Lot of 3 Bamberger & Wohrman Judaica catalogues, Jerusalem, 1936-1945.

Catalogues from the Judaica store run by Bamberger & Wohrman. 2 from 1936 and 1 from 1945. No pictures, stains and light defects, overall good condition.
Starting at $50
LOT: 024

Codex Maimuni—Facsimile of the Rambam’s handwritten manuscript. Hungary, 1984. 2 copies.

Handsome facsimile edition of the Rambam’s manuscript located at the Hungarian Science Academy in Budapest. The manuscript is one of the most famous Jewish manuscripts (esp. that of the Rambam). The original is handsomely written with black, red, and blue ink, ornamented with gold leaf. Before us is a handsome printed facsimile in a large format on chromo paper. 2 copies, one in English and one in Hungarian. Handwritten dedication “Ami Harari”. 174 pages, 47cm, very good condition.
Starting at $60
LOT: 025

The Abarbanel and Alshich’s commentaries on Isaiah’s Prophecy, “Hineh Yaskil Avdi” with Latin translation. Leiden 1631.

Commentaries of Don Yitzhak Abarbanel (Abravanel) and Rabbi Moshe Alshich on the “30th Prophecy” in Isaiah. [15], 291, [13] pages, 15cm. Very good condition, handsome leather binding, a few moth holes.
Starting at $280