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09.07.2018 - Auction 19


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LOT: 101

Old Pesach Haggadah. Gift of the “State Bank,” New York.

Translated into English on facing pages with illustrations. Published by Hebrew Publishing Co, Ne wYork. On the second page, “Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1895.” Gift of the State Bank in New York. Advertisement in Yiddish for the State Bank as well. Rear binding has an English advertisement for the bank too. | Red, illustrated binding, disconnected. Single tears, no missing text. Wine stains. 60 pages. 23cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 102

Pesach Haggadah with illustrations of Nachum Guttman, leather binding with Bakelite combination, 1930. Rare.

Published by Amanot Israel, Tel Aviv. Wine stains. Binding partially disconnected. 61 pages. 16m. Generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 103

Lot of 2 Karaite haggadot.

1. Printed in Egypt, 1903. Stamped twice with the stamp of the Karaite Beit Din in Egypt, with handwritten glosses. 2. Published by the Hevrat HaHatzlacha L’Bnei Mikra in Israel, Jerusalem 1961. On page 3 is a dedication to a soldier “who died while performing his duty.” On page 4 is an introduction by Dr. Zvi Ankori of Hebrew University. Stamped by the “Karaite Jewish community of Israel.” Various sizes and conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 104

Tractate Avot with the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud, with Chassidic Approbations – Warsaw, 1877. Rare

Tractate Avot with the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud with their commentaries, the commentary of Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura…and a compiled commentary of sayings of the Jerusalem Talmud…mussar was also compiled from Maimonides's Sefer HaYad, by Rabbi Noach Chaim of Kobrin. With chassidic approbations from: Rabbi Leibele Eiger, the Rebbe of Slonim, Rabbi Yaacov David of Amshinov, the Rebbe of Izbica, Rabbi Yisrael son of the Rebbe of Kotzk and more. The work is in the format of the Talmuds. Goldman printing press, Warsaw, 1877. | Binding and several leaves are detached. Worming holes. | 82, 22 leaves. 29 cm. Overall condition: Fair – Good.
Starting at $100
LOT: 105

Likkutei Moharan, Survivors – Regensburg, 1947. With dedication of Rav Aharonson.

By Rabbi Nachman of Breslev. Facsimile copy of Aphtha, 1938. With a thrilling dedication by Rabbi Yehoshua Aharonson (1910-1994), who was a rabbi in Poland during the Shoah. Student of Rabbi David Burnstein, the Admor of Sochatchov. After the war he was appointed the rabbi of the survivor communities in Germany. His personal journal, answers, and articles from the Shoah and afterwards constitute an authentic testimony and give a unique perspective on the events of the Shoah from the eyes of a rabbi. After immigrating to Israel he served as rabbi of Petah Tikva. Father-in-law of the Admor of Lalov. | Partially disconnected binding, cover page disconnected. [5], 126, [1]; [1], 46 pages. 26cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 106

Yesod HaAvoda, two sections, Warsaw, 1892. First edition.

By Admor Rabbi Avraham of Slonim, with separate covers for each section. Section 1: “foundation of avodah for a Jew. So that Jews will come closer to God.” Section 2: Letters and writings from the Admor and the Admor Rabbi Moshe of Kovrin. Signature of ownership of Nachum Berezanovsky. Two sections bound together, last pages of section 2 are defective in the margins with damage to text. No spine. Moth holes and stains. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $100
LOT: 107

Da’at Kedoshim, Botchatch – first edition, Lviv 1871. Copy of Rabbi Haim Berlin.

On the Shulchan Aruch Yoreh De’ah, halachot of shechita and treif, by the Gaon Rabbi Avraham David, Av Beit Din of Botchatch (1771-1841), the “Botchatcher Rav,” a student of Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichov and Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sasov. Was a gaon of his generation, a great posek. | Stamp of ownership of Rabbi Haim Berlin (1832-1913), Av Beit Din and Ram of Volozhin, rabbi of Moscow and Jerusalem. Son of the Natziv of Volozhin. | [2], 33, 20, 34-146, 31 pages. 38cm. Good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 108

Adat Tzaddikim, stories of the Ba’al Shem Tov – Lemberg, 1874. First edition.

By Rabbi Michael Levi Fromkin. Jacket binding. Missing the last 7 pages. Stefanski Chassidut 453. | 33 pages, 18cm. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 109

Lot of 4 books bound together – 1791-1798. With the book Alfa Beita, second edition.

1. Sha’arei Tshuva by Rabbeinu Yona Girondi, Lviv 1797. At the end is the book HaYirah by Rabbeinu Yona. 2. Alfa Beita, a book of mussar by Rabbi Zvi Hirsch of Nadvorna, second edition. He lived 1740-1802, in his youth he was with the Ba’al Shem Tov, studied with the Maggid of Maastricht as well. He taught for money. When the Jew whom he taught married off his son in Zlotchov, he went with him and began to hobnob with Rabbi Yehiel Michal, and was one of his greatest disciples and was the rabbi of the Chasidic masters, among them Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh of Zidtsov, Rabbi Avraham David of Buchash and Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kosov. 1791. Stefanski Chassidut 44. 3. Shem Tov Katan – tikkunim and prayers by Rabbi Binyamin Beinsh bar Yehuda Leib HaKohen of Kratshin. Printed by Segel, Zolkova, 1795. 4. Zechira v’Inyanei Segula – segulot, remedies, and removal of spells by Rabbi Zecharya of Plongiyan in lower Lithuania. Novy Dovar, 1798. | Original leather binding with gilded inscriptions, disconnected. Moth marks. | 56; 8; [27]; [38] pages. 20cm. Generally ok to good condition.
Item sold at $900 Starting at $300
LOT: 110

Psalms, Kapost, 1818. First Chassidic psalms printing. Extremely rare.

With Rashi’s commentary, kitzur Alshich and collections from the Sefer HaZohar. Especially rare, in the National Library there is no copy. As well as the copy in Genizei Yisrael - the Melheman collection is partially missing. In these copies many pages are missing from the body of the psalms. Only the last page is missing in the copy before us, with part of the yehi ratzon said after psalms are recited. To the best of our knowledge, a book of this type—a complete copy—has never been sold at auction. 76-87, 85-[162] [9] page, page numbering is messed up. 16.5cm. Last page missing. Some of the pages are in green paper. Genizei Yisrael 77 (partially missing). Tear with missing bit in the margin of the cover and on pages: 3, 39. Tears, holes, a few headings damaged by page cutting. New, handsome leather binding. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $500
LOT: 111

A Miniature Shiviti on Parchment

A miniature Shiviti, scribal handwriting on parchment. In the middle, the psalm of Lamnatzeach in the form of a menorah, with the verse "Shiviti Hashem L'Negdi Tamid" over it, and surrounded by Holy Names, Kabbalistic combinations of letters and symbols. Possibly written as an amulet to those who carry it. | Dimensions: 4.5x3.5 cm. Overall condition: Good.
Starting at $300
LOT: 112

Shiviti written and illustrated by hand on paper. 1968.

Large shiviti with two menorot. Size: 100x70cm. Light defects, generally good condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 113

Jerusalem amulet written by the holy elder Kabbalist Rabbi Yitzhak Khadouri.

Printed for preservation and health, segula, and blessing, with additional line and corrections written by the elder Kabbalist himself. 21x32cm. Signs of folding and stains, light tears. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $110 Starting at $100
LOT: 114

Long amulet written on parchment by Rav Moshe Tzedaka, extremely rare.

Framed, handwritten by the head of the Porat Yosef yeshiva, Rav Moshe Tzedaka, son of Rav Yehuda Tzedaka. Size: 167x19cm. Accompanied with a certificate from the rabbi. Very good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 115

Lot of a medallion and coin given by the Sar HaTorah, Maran HaGaon Rav Haim Kanievsky. Rare.

1. Half-shekel coin in a case with a picture of Maran Rabbi Haim Kanievsky blessing the coins, a hannukah gelt. 2. Large medallion, on one side with the symbol of Kupat HaIr, and the other “a blessing from Grach Kanievsky. Differen conditions, generally good.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 116

Silver amulet chain, North Africa, beginning of the 20th century.

Gemstone at the top, old silver coin in the middle, at the bottom 3 hands in the shape of hamsa. Length without chain: 8cm. The chain is made of silver. Good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 117

Amulet in the shape of a fish, silver with niello work. 20th century.

On the fish are letters forming the name of God, and at the bottom are hanging charms with the letters A’R’G’M’N. Silver stamped 900. Chain for hanging. Total weight: 50g. Good condition.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $400
LOT: 118

Collection of 74 different amulets.

Most on parchment, some on paper and cloth. Some in leather cases that are closed hermetically. Some have strings for carrying it. Various periods, locations, sizes, and conditions (generally good).
Item sold at $150 Starting at $100
LOT: 119

Lot, 26 amulets, ink on parchment.

Oaths, wordings, holy names, and kabbalistic shapes. Some for hanging at home and some for on one’s person. Various periods, locations, sizes, and conditions (generally good).
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 120

Printed picture of the Tzaddik Rabbi Yeshayle Krestirer – known as a segula for hanging at home. Defective.

1852-1925 from Krestirer (Bodrogkeresztur), an important Admor and one of the most well-known in Hungary. Under the picture, his signature is printed. Inscription in Hungarian as well. This picture is known as a segula for hanging at home, safeguarding the home against rats and other bad things. 29x20cm. Defective, tears with missing text. Bad condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 121

Amulet on parchment given out by the Admor Rabbi Yeshay’le Kristerer – rare.

The amulet before us is written in the shape of one of the scribes of Rabbi Yeshay’le with slight changes: “Yelshatet” with an extra taf and missing the bet of the next word. The above amulet was found in a siddur of a Jew from the area and the time period when the Tzaddik was active.“The following things the author would write on a small parchment, and no evil would befallen him nor to any members of his household,” so wrote Rabbi Hillel Liechtenstein in his book “Tshuvot Beit Hillel HaChadash” (32). “Yelshat B’Asher Boliv v’haAph HaBamug v’la” (the words written on the parchment)—three verses for preservation are hinted at in it, appearing in the book Elef Katav, and this is the exegesis: “the verses are ‘Yehi Shalom B’Kheilech Shalva b’Armnotaich’ (Psalms 122:7); ‘Lo TeUna Elayech Ra’ah v’Negah Lo Yikrav B’Ohalayech’ (Psalms 91:10), linked by the first initials of the first line. The verse ‘Ve’et HaAnashim Asher Petach HaBayit Hiku BaSanverim MiKotan v’Ad Kadol Vayelu Limtzo HaPatach,” (Genesis 19:1), appears in the first initials of the second line.” For many generations, the deeds of the Tzaddik from Krestir, Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner, have reverberated, especially the story of the Jew who immigrated to the United States, who opened a laundromat for parnasa that he profited off. Two goyim opened a laundromat across the street from him to compete, and the Jew sent another Jew to Hungary with a request to go to Rabbi Yeshayla and ask him for deliverance from his difficulty. The Jew returned to the United States and brought with him an amulet similar to the one before us here. The competitors decided to burn the Jew’s store, and sent someone to light it on fire, but the person couldn’t identify the storefront and accidentally burned down the Italians’ store. When the Rabbi Yeshayla died, the Jew dared to open the amulet and was astonished in seeing the verse and people who entered the home were struck with blindness. Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner (1852-1925) from Krestir (Bodrogkeresztur) was one of the most important and well-known Admorim in Hungary. When he was 3, his father died, and at age 12 his widowed mother sent him to Rabbi Zvi Hirsch from Liska, where he was until his Rav died, and then he succeeded him, but remained indigent and did not think of himself. He is considered a miracle-worker and many amazing stories are told of him. Until today thousands of people continue to visit his grave and unburden their hearts there, and many amazing stories have been generated about the power of that event. He is known for his merciful heart and his care for the parnasa of the Jewish people. The amulets given during his lifetime to those seeking deliverance were written on parchment by professional scribes from his students, and he would himself bless them and give them by hand. His picture is most known as a segula against rats in a home, after an incident when he blessed a home and rats left the Jews’ bags of wheat, as well as another where he blessed a Jew who had been sued and rats came and ate the suit that was hanging before him in the court. Size: 4.9/1.3 cm. Excellent condition. An additional amulet from his holy hands was sold in Auction #12 (Item 270) and sold for $160000.
Starting at $10000
LOT: 122

Amulet from Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, the Yismach Moshe of Ohel.

Printed amulet from the Av Beit Din of Ohel (1759-1841), born in Premyslan, known as a genius from his youth, and also was housed in the Gra’s yeshiva in Vilna. Served in the Shinowa-Ohel Rabbinate, and was in contact with the great rabbis of his generation. 17x12.5cm, light tears in the margins, stains. Ok to good condition.
Item sold at $140 Starting at $100
LOT: 123

Amulet on parchment for preservation, style of Admorei Ruzhin.

Four lines in the style known to the amulets of Rabbi Yeshay’le of Krestirer. “Yelshat B’Asher Boliv v’haAph HaBamug v’la” (the words written on the parchment)—three verses for preservation are hinted at in it, appearing in the book Elef Katav, and this is the exegesis: “the verses are ‘Yehi Shalom B’Kheilech Shalva b’Armnotaich’ (Psalms 122:7); ‘Lo TeUna Elayech Ra’ah v’Negah Lo Yikrav B’Ohalayech’ (Psalms 91:10), linked by the first initials of the first line. The second line produces one of the holy names. Familiar from amulets of the Admor of Sadigura-Premyslan, Rabbi Mordechai Shalom Yosef Friedman, the Knesset Mordechai. Printed generally by his scribe Rabbi Moshe Schfond. 9.5x3.5cm. Good condition.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $100
LOT: 124

A Collection of 2 Volumes, Tur Even Ha'Ezer and Choshen Mishpat – with the Handwritten Signature and Stamps of the Rebbes of Chust

A collection of two volumes from the Arba Turim: Tur Even Ha'Ezer and Tur Choshen Mishpat. With Beit Yosef, Bayit Chadash and all the commentaries. Ergelbrand Printing Press, Warsaw, 1868-1877. On the endpapers and on the title page are the stamps of the Rebbes: Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke and his son Rabbi Aharon Moshe Leifer of Chust. As well as the handwritten signature of Rabbi Aharon Moshe. | The Rebbe Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke Leifer [died in 1934] succeeded his father in Chust. Grew up with his grandfather Rabbi Mordechai'le of Nadvorna and was renowned for his miracles and his sharpness. His son and successor, Rabbi Aharon Moshe [1906-1991] had a very close relationship with his grandfather the first Rebbe Rabbi Yisrael Yaacov of Chust, who treated him with such affection that when he was only 17 years old he gave him the honor of teaching Torah at the tisch in his place, an extremely rare honor. Before his death he blessed him that his blessings will bear fruit, and this indeed came true. He was rescued from the Holocaust in the middle of the death march by Raoul Wallenberg and emigrated to New York. He was the son-in-law of Rabbi Baruch Pinchas Rabinowitz of Skoyle. His teachings were printed in the book 'Toldot Aharon Moshe'. The book also contains his glosses and the story of his salvation during the Holocaust. | Each volume has two title pages. Original faded binding covered in cloth, leather-covered spine. | 40 cm. Overall condition: Good.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 125

The Book Chayei Aryeh – The Copy of Rabbi Yitzchak Leib Sofer of Drohobych, Son of the Ktav Sofer

The book Chayei Aryeh – responsa, two parts, a separate title page for each part. By Rabbi Chaim Aryeh Leibush Ish Horowtiz, Av Beit Din of Zolkiew and Krakow. In the Fischer Printing Press, Krakow, 1890. On the title page is an ownership stamp "Yitzchak Leib Sofer son of ASB"S Drohobych". | Rabbi Yitzchak Leib Sofer – the fourth son of the 'Ktav Sofer'. Served as president of the 'Machzikei HaDat' organization in Galicia, and president of the Kollel Chibat Yerushalayim. | Front and back cover and title page are detached. | [2], 91; [1], 36 leaves. 32 cm. Overall condition: Fair – Good.
Starting at $200