Sefer "Shaarei Dimah" is about devine intervention(hashgacha), ups and down (vicissitudes) of time, explanatory research on Megilat Eichah, matters of kapparah(attonement), and mental health, from Harav Moshe Abildah, Venecia 1586, single edition. Fairly good condition, various damages that underwent vocational rehabilitation without harming the text, water stains, beautiful new binding.
4 books: 1. “Akedat Yitzhak” (The Binding of Isaac) on the Torah by HaRav Yitzhak Arama, Venice, 1546, with the signature of the Rav “Moshe Ben Ya’ish” of the rabbis of Salonika, who died in 1635. 2. “Korban Aharon” (The Sacrifice of Aaron) from Rabbi Aaron Ben Haim, Venice, 1609, thick volume. Wit the signature (partially blurred) of the Rab Eliyahu Ovadia from sages of Izmir in the year 1698. 3. “Torat Moshe” (Moses’ Torah) by Rabbi Moshe Alashikh, Venice 1546. 4. “Lehem Abirim” (Bread of Knights” on the Shas by HaRav Avraham Ben Azuz, Venice 1651—introduced by the Maharsha in his emendation to the Shas. Conditions and sizes are different. Most are missing a number of individual pages. Range from ok to good condition.
1. “Levush Ha-T’helet” by HaRav Mordechai Yafe (Ba’al Ha-levushim) Venice 1621. 2. The last prophets, with commentary by Rashi and Radak. Venice 1547, starts with the Book of Hosea until the end of the volume of Prophets. 3. “Ateret Zahav” Prague 1609. 4. “Lechem Abirim” on the Shas, by HaRav Avraham ben Azuz, Venice 1605, introduced by the Maharsha in his emendation to the Shas. Some are first editions, different sizes and conditions.
Lot of 3 books from ---: 1."Manot Halevi"-Commentary on "Megilat Ester" by Rabbi Shlomo Elkavetz (founder of the poem Lecha Dodi) Venice ---. Single edition 4,225,1 pages. Signature on last page by the young S.T. Halevi who was referred to as Morenu S.T.
2.Ma'amatz Koach-Sermons and eulogies by Rabbi Moshe Almushnino Venice ---.
Second edition 236 pages.
3. Imrei Shefer-for words in alphabetical order where Requested. By Rabbi Naftali Altshuler, Lublin --- Title page in medium to good condition. All three books are unbounded and badly moth damaged.
The Paths of David, also called “A Call Against the Spirit of the Times,” a series of articles of morals “to save oneself from injuries of the evil inclination,” based upon parshas of the Torah, with keys to the eevents, by the Rav David Yehuda Zilberstein who compiled the book for the Shulchan Aruch of the Even Ha’ezer. Jerusalem with Israeli printing, 1863, (1) 31 pages. There are changes between copies, see S. HaLevi no.84. Excellent condition, without binding.
The book “The Tree of Knowledge” second section “terrible renewals and wonderful explanations of the Ma’arzal on the revealed way and an exegesis on the allegorical books Job and Daniel and a simple reading of the Chronicles” by the Rabbi Haim Vitell (HaMaharhav), first edition which was published by his holy hand, Jerusalem 1906. Without binding; stains and moth damage in a number of pages.
Questions and answers “Laws of Life” by the Rishon LeZiyyon HaRav Haim Avraham Gagin, Jerusalem with Israeli printing 1843, only edition, (2) 170 pages. This book is a book of questions and answers printed in Jerusalem and is one of the earliest Jerusalem texts. In the center of the title page is etched the flag of the printed HaRav Israel Ba’al Koreh who brought it with him from Berdichev. The compiler is the first to receive the official certification as “Haham Bashi” in the year 1842. The introduction tells the story of the deep conflict between the compiler and the workers of the Kollel on the issue of sealing the window in the yeshiva “Beit El” in whose yard was a place matching the Binding of Isaac. (S. HaLevi, 9). Bound with its original binding, defects and water damage on the first pages with light damage to the text.
“Toldot Yaakov” a long approach to the Masechet Beitza and emendations to the pages, by HaRav Yaakov Castro (Hamaharikesh), printed by Israel B”ak Jerusalem 1865, at the start of the book the publisher writes “this is a book of a great man…for close to three hundred years his seeing eye has not been burnt.” First and only edition, (4) 96 pages, 21cm. Hamaharikesh was from the known rabbis of Egypt and compiled the book “Erekh Lehem” and the questions and answers of “Ohalei Ya’akov,” when he was in Tzfat he stayed with the master of Bait Yosef, negotiated in halakha with the greats of the generation, and HaHida writes for the great rabbis that he saw “the methods of the student overwhelming the rabbis.” Recently a handwritten letter of his was released with his method of the masechet Baba Kama. Excellent condition, worn original binding with a strengthening of the spine at the title page, signed on the title page “Meir Katz Satmar”
“Sanctifying Yom Tov,” on the Rambam, with pamphlet on Yom Tov with rabbinical explanations, by the Gaon Yerushalayim HaRav Yom Tov Elgazi, compiler of the book of laws of Yom Tov and the joy of Yom Tov, friend of HaHida, with a few answers from his father HaRav HaChassid Reb Yisrael Yaakov Elgazi, Jerusalem printing by Yisrael Bak 1843, whose book itself not found, 92 pages (S. HaLevi 14). At the start of the book is a long introduction by the first publisher HaRishon LeZiyyon HaRav Haim Avraham Gagin, who tells the story of the printing of the book. Without binding, the title page is disconnected. Tiny moth bites.
Book of Psalms with signatures of ownership of the Rav Rafael Ben Rahamim Miyuhas, the beadle of the Western Wall and a man of the Wall who served alongside the first Rabbi of the Western Wall, held the job of beadle of the fall of the Old City in the War of Independence. Water stains and wearing, defective binding.
Book of Psalms with prayers by the Gaon HaHida, and on the title page written “for the nice student Yehuda Shmuel Ottolinghi,” printed by the Ottolinghi Brothers, Livorno, 1810. 77 pages. Handsome copy in excellent condition.
Psalms with an exegesis by the name “Kefalim L’Toshea” which elucidates the pshatim (simple interpretation), recommendations and multiplicity of articles in the book of Psalms. With the exegesis “Ma-te Lashem” explaining the idea of Kedushat Hashem (sanctifying God’s name) according to the sources, and the exegesis “Mashal v’Maltza” on the phraseology of the words in Psalms, the Rav Hamaggid, HaRav Yitzhak Eliyahu Landa from Dubno and Vilnius. With the exegesis “Mishpat Tzedek” (Ruling of Justice) by HaRav Moshe of Zalshin, the compiler of the Tikkun Shabbat, with the exegesis “Shoshanei Leket” by the Rav Yisrael Ze’ev of Zalshin. Vilnius 1885. Including prayers and notes by the Gr”a. Excellent condition, with original binding, spine, and leather corners. With golden writing.
Book of Psalms with the body of Psalms and “Ha-ze Ziyyon,” a Pardes-based commentary on every character and space in Psalms grammatically and in its writing and verbalization and some abbreviations and end of lines, by the Kabbalist HaRav Rafael Emmanuel Hai Riki, compiler of the books “Mishnat Hassidim,” “Hon Ashir,” “Edrat Eliyahu,” and more. The house built by the compiler in Jerusalem was used by Rabbi Haim ben Atar “HaOr HaHayyim HaKadosh” for his yeshiva in Jerusalem “Knesset Yisrael.” Livorno 1742, 138 (2) pages, 31cm. With the flag of the compiler on the title page, a lion eating straw. Rare book, original binding with closing wires, colorful cutting of pages, other than one defect on the last page it is in good condition; stains.
Sefer Torah written by hand on animal skin parchment in handsome handwriting. Morocco. Appears 18th century. Given in a later case. Readable and complete writing. Generally good condition. 54cm. Not being sold as a kosher sefer.
Parchment sheet measuring 95x66cm, upon which is written Megillat Esther (sefardi script) with a decorated framework and illustrated with golden sketching and different colors. In the center is an ink drawing in black with gold etchings—Haman leading Mordechai (“such is done to the man…”) riding on a horse to save the Jews of Shushan. The writing of the megillah is done by two different people (it is possible to see the difference in handwriting). The bottom section is missing and has been rehabilitated with the gluing of an additional piece of parchment with the completion of the writing and illustrations. Not sold as a kosher megillah. Generally good condition.
Miniature Book of Esther written by hand on parchment, 5cm in size, 20th century, glued onto a new parchment measuring 9cm, in the margins of the parchment of the entire scroll there are illustrations in many colors from a more contemporary, later period. Drawings of fish, crowns, and more. The pages of the megillah open with the word “the king.” The writing is blurred in a few spots.