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.Auction No. 6 - 29.7.2015


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LOT: 351

Page of Divrei Torah handwritten by HaRav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

Laws of Ritual Immersion, written on both sides of the paper with a very cramped style, 24cm, good condition.
Item sold at $475 Starting at $120
LOT: 352

3 pages of drafts of the composition “Hazon Yehezkel” on the Tosaftah in the handwriting of HaRav Yehezkel Abramsky Av Beit Din London

Rav Abramsky: 1886-1976, student of Rabbi Haim of Brisk. Three pages of different sizes, written on both sides, different levels of damage and stains.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $100
LOT: 353

Halakhic answer with signature of the Rav Yitzhak Yaakov Weiss on Minhat Yitzhak.

6 papers with a halakhic answer on leaving the house on shabbos with a hearing aid, from the year 1961 to a rabbi in Manchester. The answer is written on official letterhead on a typewriter with corrections by hand and a signature. Included with this are two pages of an answer to this issue by Rav Zvi Pesach Frank from the year 1958 on a typewriter. The Rav Yitzhak Yaakov Weiss: 1902-1989, Av Beit Din for the Haredi sect in Jerusalem, and compiler of the series of books “Minhat Yitzhak” with ten sections of questions and answers on the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch and Torah.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 354

Hand Written Piyutim, 19th Century Morocco.

Thirty five hand written pages, piyutim in Moroccan script, 19th century writing. With illustrated borders under the first letters and at the introduction to the poems. 15 cm. The pages are in good condition. Loose(disconnected) pages. No binding.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $120
LOT: 355

3 pages written by HaRav David HaCohen Sakli Av Beit Din Oren, Morocco

Drafts, 1 letter to his son-in-law HaRav David Shlomo HaCohen, 3 rulings in Morocco on the issue of a Bat Cohen who had prostituted herself, 2 pages on divrei torah on different issues of halakha, part of the writings are included in his book of questions and answers “Kiryat Hannah David.” Lived 1862-1948. Came to Israel for halakhic connections and printed his book in Jerusalem. Good condition, signs of folding.
Starting at $70
LOT: 356

2 pages in the handwriting of HaRav Haim Rahamim Yosef Franco

One page is a draft of an answer in halakha on the issue of prices and renting, and on the other side excerpts of phrases and rhymes as an opening to the answer. These phrases were printed in his book “Sha’arei Rahamim.” He was a famous Gaon, at age 18 was certified as a rabbi, in 1868 he immigrated to Israel. The pages are in different sizes and conditions, with signs of folding.
Starting at $100
LOT: 357

20th century handwritten book of Haftarot, Yemen.

Haftarot for the whole year with translation in the Yemenite script, with nekudot and ta’amim, around 100 pages. 23cm. Full volume without binding, water stains, moth damage, and wear & tear.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 358

20th Century Hanwritten Yeminite Diwan.

20th Century Hanwritten Yeminite Diwan. NO Binding. Loose(disconnected) pages. Stains. Lots of Moth damage.
Starting at $150
LOT: 359

3 Handwritten documents

1. Yemenite writing of The Song of Songs, with the piyut Bar Yochai and prayers, 18th century, 6 pages, 15cm. Handsome writing in excellent condition without binding. 2. Morocco handwritten piyutim from the rabbis of the Abuhatzira family, 9 pages, 12cm. Good condition, without binding. 3. Aleppo handwriting, Book of Genesis with commentary, with Ta’amim and vowels, 10 pages, 20cm, ok condition, not bound, missing
Item sold at $240 Starting at $100
LOT: 360

Letter handwritten and signed by the Admor of Sochachov, HaRav David Bernstein

From the year 1929, destined for one of his students “I am sending this teaching permit and Hashem help you rise up and up and you will be a teacher of Israel…” and underneath the signature 4 lines of blessing and requests for good-wishes. Lived: 1876-1943, was one of the leaders of the Jews of Poland before the Holocaust, was a representative of the community in the Warsaw Ghetto, most of his writings were destroyed in the Shoah and only a few survived and were printed by his brother in the book “Chassidei David.” Good condition.
Starting at $1200
LOT: 361

Letter signed by hand by the Admor of Salonim HaRav Avraham Winberg

Letter from the year 1959. He lived 1888-1985, the first Admor of Salonim in Israel. The letter is for the supply department of Tel Aviv “You are hereby requested to include Yeshivat Or Torah—Tiberias in the list of institutions enjoying the purchase of flour products at a low price from the Osem company.” With the letter is included the signature of HaRav David Mintzberg. Good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 362

Letter written by hand and signed by the Admor of Vizhnitz HaRav Baruch HaGer

From the year 1956 wishing a good new year and blessings. Good condition.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $450
LOT: 363

Letter written by hand and signed by the Admor of Radzhin HaRav Yeruham Lainer

Letter on official letterhead with blessings and greetings from the year 1940, in ink, good condition, 26cm.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $100
LOT: 364

Six Interesting Letters from the Greatest of the Admorim

*HaRav Hananya Yom Tov Lipa Ditsch *HaRav Zeide Eichenstein *Long and interesting letter from HaRav Yehezkel Lifshitz Helbersham of Strafkov *HaRav Issachar Beer Lefer *HaRav Eliezer Adler *HaRav Menahem Mendel Horowitz. All hand written and signed, generally good condition, different sizes.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $220
LOT: 365

Letters of Breslev

Letters with the signature of the Rab Shlomo Wexler and Reb Eliyahu Haim Rosen, with copies of recommendations for the Or Ne’elam Yeshiva *receipts for donations to the Yeshiva. 9 paper items, different sizes, good condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 366

Letter from the Admor from Carlin HaRav Elimelech Perlow signed in his handwriting

Lived 1892-1942, the eighth in the line of the Admors of Carlin. When the Holocaust began he was in Israel (he visited four times for extended periods of time), but when the Nazis took over his town he returned in order to encourage the Jews and he was murdered by the Nazis.
Starting at $500
LOT: 367

Letter from the Chabad Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Letter of encouragement and for success, from the year 1957, written with an envelope (air mail), good condition, with signs of folding.
Item sold at $350 Starting at $300
LOT: 368

Letter from the Chabad Rebbe

1958, for a happy and blessed new year. Slight defect in the margins.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $300
LOT: 369

Letter from the Chabad Rebbe on the Birth of a Son

Letter from 1986 on the birth of a son, good condition.
Item sold at $450 Starting at $250
LOT: 370

Letter from Chabad Rebbe

In the year 1955, “for a wonderful life, in response to the letter in which he wishes me to wish for him that his surgery will go will, may you go back to a good state of health…” Stains
Item sold at $325 Starting at $300
LOT: 371

Letter from the Chabad Rebbe Yosef Yitzhak Schneerson

Letter signed by Yosef Yitzhak from 1946 wishing the person a mazal tov on his wedding. Good condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $600
LOT: 372

Letter from the Chabad Rebbe Yosef Yitzhak Schneerson

From the year 1947, wishing a blessed new year. Good condition.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $600
LOT: 373

Rare, historical handwritten letter and signature of the Holy HaHida Rebbi Haim Yosef David Azoulay Zchuto Yagen Aleynu Amen.

Historical handwritten letter of the Holy Maran Hachidah, Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai, zchuto yagen aleynu amen. The letter is written in cursive Ladino, in which HaHida asks of one of the Sages of Hevron for a fellow Jew that was appointed as a member of the goverment of Constantinople (Instanbul)to come and to bring things to the community council in order to support the Jews of Hevron. At the end of the end of the letter HaHida blessed him and his children in Hebrew “Good blessings that our forefathers Avraham, Isaac, and Jacob in everything for everything and they will be planted and carried all the days of the world also his children forever for singing all over the land life until the end of the world.” A sweeping signature “HaTza’ir Haim Yosef David Azoulay.” Rabbeinu Haim Yosef David Azoulay, “HaHida HaKadosh was born in the year 1724 and died in the year 1806, was one of the great poskim, a kabbalist, extreme genius, and prolific author and famous shlucha derabanan(shaliach mitzvah, who the rabbis would send to collect money for yeshivot or holy purposes).Born in Jerusalem to Rabbi Yitzchak Zarchiyah Azulai, one of the chachamim and dayanim of Jerusalem, and the grandson of the mekubal(kabbalist) Rabbi Avraham Azulai bal "Chesed LeAvraham", his mother was the righteous Sarah bat HaRav Yosef of Byela (the Kabbalist). In his youth he was a disciple of the great sages and kabbalists of Jerusalem, including Harav Haim Ben Attar- the holy "Ohr Hachaim", that lived in Jerusalem for a year, and during this short period of time, HaHida learned a great amount from him in Torah, perushim, drashot and stories that he told him, more than any other of his rabbis. He began his studies on Chochmat hasod (Kabbalah) at the kabbalistic yeshiva "Beit El" with Rabbi Shalom Mizrachi Sharabi, harashash hakadosh. Together with HaHida his friend HaMaharit Elgazy who also studied with the Rashash. His first journey as a Shlucha D’Rahamana (Rabbinical ambassador), he left the community of Hevron in the year 1753. He was 29 at the time, and his travels lasted around 5 years, he visited the communities of Egypt, Italy, Germany, Holand, England, France, Spain, and Turkey. During this shlichut his name started to become known, his presence started to arouse a lot of attention, and in many places they recognized his greatness, and he was given very generous contributions. Shortly after he started to write a diary of his travels, “Maagal Tov" (printed in Livorno in the year 1879). In 1873 HaHida left for a second shlichut on behalf of the community of Hevron that lasted 6 years, which resulted in him staying in Livorno. During his first shlichut HaHida was young and wasn't well known, but during his second shlichut, he went as one of the rabbis of the generation, his books became known all over the world, and he made a long lasting impression in all the places that he visited. From Livorno, Italy, he began his travels all over Europe. This time he visited most of the Jewish communities in Italy, France, Belgium and Holland. Every place he went, he left a strong impression, and merited a lot of followers, and the honor of kings. Hundreds of poeple escorted him in and out of different cities. His supervision and intelligence, great knowledge, and his handsome looks, contributed to the fact he was even respected in the eyes of the Christians. He met kings, ministers, and priests, built connections with the sages of the nations, tradesmen, and heads of state, who gave him the respect normally given to official ambassadors. Apart from his great success in collected donations for the Yishuv in Israel, HaHida was requested to treat local issues and internal problems of the communities. Within the framework he liaised between the administrators of the community and community leaders, and in business and cooperative conflicts, and he stood before courts, brought peace to many families, carried orders for strengthening, aroused the Jewish nation and worked on halakhic issues, so that many people would knock on his door requesting his advice and blessing. HaHida was one of the greats of the learned Jews of any generation, he wrote more than 100 compositions (some written by hand entirely), on every facet of the Torah: Questions & answers, emendations to Halakha, Legends (aggadot), commentaries, legal disputes, drashim, traditions, tools of the Talmud, Kabbalah, morals, prayers, and bibliography. Amongst al this he published “Barchei Yosef”, a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch that had great influence on the arbiting of halakha (see items 112-113 in the catalogue). His books were accepted all over Israel and won him great praise, Rav Elimelech of Lizhinsk Ba’al HaNo’am Elimelech said to his students “there in Italy is a great righteous man, one who via his writings cancels all books of heresy, and who would give and the hearts of all Israel would study his texts and would thus be unable to falter in their belief” (Ohel Elimelech p. 281). Most of his writings were written during his preoccupations and travels, when he had with him few texts, and thus his genius is expressed and his unparalleled memory. In every place he would go he would examine the treasury of books and the local libraries, and he researched through the handwritings and found compositions of the greats that hadn’t been known before. Because of the respect given to him, he received permission to enter the great libraries and museums of the world, such as the National Library in Paris, where he sat many hours and copied by hand important documents. His discoveries and knowledge on books, which he acquired through these visits, are invested in all his books, especially his bibliographic text “Shem HaGedolim.” HaHida died and was buried in Livorno in 1806. In 1960 after great efforts his sacred bones were brought to the Holy Land and reburied on Har HaMenuhot in Jerusalem. The Kabbalist HaRishon LeZiyyon HaRav Mordechai Eliyahu told the story of the miracles that happened during the bringing of his bones to Israel. Before us is the most rare item that has never been in auction houses before. Light defect on margins of the page has repaired without damage to the text. A quality page. Size: Length 27.2cm, width 19.5cm.
Item sold at $20000 Starting at $12000
LOT: 374

.A Letter Envelope That Was Sent to"The Abir Yaakov" Rabbi Yaakov Abuchatzeira Zchuto Yagen Aleynu Amen

A letter page (Airmail) that was removed from the binding geniza. On the outside is written two sentences.
Starting at $200
LOT: 375

4 letters of recommendation for publishing the book “Hokhmat Shlomo,” to the Rav Shlomo Peretz

1. Letter written on a typewriter with the signature of the Rav Ovadia Yosef 2. Letter with signatures of the Badatz Eda Haredi 3. Letter with stamp of the Badatz of Agudat Yisrael 4. Letter with signature of the Rav Shalom Mashash. Similar sizes, generally good condition, light defects. Signs of folding.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100