1. Pair of tefillin made from leather, with straps. Wooden case with velvet on the inside for maximal protection. Illustrated in black ink. Given in a green case with embroidery of flowers and the year they were written -1896. Condition: Good, kashrut not checked.
2. Atara for a Tallit, made of intertwining work of pure silver threads, floral shapes. Length: 67cm, width: 7.5cm. Weight: 32g.
Decorated with hammer and engraving work. Size: 135x15cm. Two pieces decorated with lions around vines and the dedication: “In memory of Chananya Azoulay bar Isa.” Dimensions of each: 50x27cm. Two pieces in the shape of the tablets, decorated by hammer work and engraving of the Ten Commandments. 36x21cm each. Light defects, generally good condition.
Decorated with engraving work, inscription at the top “Zachor v’Shamor.” Stamped 925. Stands on three spherical legs. Height: 11cm. Diameter: 7.5cm. Weight: 172g. Light knocks, mainly to the legs, welding on two of them. Generally good condition.
925 stamped sterling, with a hammered texture. Modern, minimalistic design, double asymmetric cone shape, sitting on a silver ball. The inside of the cup is gilded. Stamped by the artist Nadav Jr. Plate: matching, square design rounded at the edges. Stamped, made in Italy. Height of the cup: 16cm. Diameter: 7cm. Plate: 16x16cm. Total weight: 364g. Very good condition.
Silver with filigree work and gemstones. The large cup has a hexagonal shape, rests on a leg with a broad and special base. | Soldering is broken in part of the base of the big cup and one of the small cups. Total weight: 275g. Generally ok condition.
Decorated with embossed reliefs, cutting work, hammering, and engraving. The crown bears three levels: the top has a Star of David above a smaller crown decorated with engraving work of plants and flowers. The second level has an embossing and welding of plants, grapevines, and grapes. The lower level is decorated with an embossing and engraving of bouquets and plants. 12 bells. Height: 40cm. Diameter: 27cm. Light defects. Generally good condition.
Sawing, relief work, and engraving. In the center is an inscription “Shema Yisrael…” and the first paragraph of Shema. The bottom has a Star of David, the top has a crown. Stamped 800. Width: 18cm. Height: 25cm. Total weight: 515g. Generally good condition.
2 stems, silver stamped 925, decorated with filigree work, with a matching bridge that turns the candlestick into a channukiyah. Probably Betzalel work, Israel 1950s. 22x16.5cm. Weight: 164g. Very good condition.
“Ketuba” for Shavuot for each day of the chag. With verses related to the Torah. The author, Rabbi Chaviv Toledano (probably the 3rd), was born in 1800 in Mekhnes and authored the Pesach Haggadah “Peh Yesharim” (Livorno 1838), “Terumat HaKodesh” (Livorno 1861), and Derech Emunah—tshuvot on faith, and many other books that were not printed. Authored piyyutim for holidays. Total of 2 parchment pieces, size 44x54cm. Stains, generally good condition.
Divided into four pages, with Psalm 130, Hebrew and Dutch translation facing one another. Above it is the instruction: “From the time of the war at the end of 1939 say.” The prayer “Acheinu Kol Beit Yisrael” with Dutch translation facing, with instruction: “After the decree of 1939 it should be said every Shabbat and Yom Tov. Also Psalm 121. Printed by E. Mozes Azn. Signs of folding, tears in the folds. No missing text. 4 pages, 22x14cm each.
An advertisement leaf in Yiddish for a Jewish doctor who is coming to Warsaw to see patients. On the advertising leaf the doctor relates that he has recommendations from the foremost rabbis, and from people he healed from various illnesses. At the end of the leaf is a handwritten addition about the place he will see his patients. | Fold marks. A slight tear on the fold. | 8x10 cm. Overall condition: Fair – Good.
A file which contains hundreds of documents regarding one of the most complex cases. One of the casualties of the Yom Kippur War who died childless, and according to Jewish law his wife required chalitza from his brother. The problem was that the brother lived in Germany and was married to a non-Jew and blamed the wife for causing his brothers death by not agreeing to leave Israel and move to Germany. The file follows the attempts made over two years of the young widow trying to continue her life and release herself from the shackles of being an agunah. It contains minutes of the discussions in the Rabbinical Court, the decisions of the Dayanim, investigations carried out in Israel and Germany, the hostile letters of the brother from Germany ["you are a murderer", "may you and your entire family be cursed", "you won't escape from me", "don't bring about a situation where I will come to you unless you want your fate to be sealed" and other such gems]. The prosecutor's clever trick, to release her without the brother performing chalitza. The file also contains evidence of the happy end – a signed marriage certificate to her new husband, a marriage which was conducted secretly. The case was heard in the highest-ranking court and the rulings bear the signatures of the two chief rabbis: Shapiro and Goren. | Sizes and conditions vary. Overall condition: Good.