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Volume with a number of important and rare books from the 18th and 19th centuries, with interesting signatures of ownership.
1. Pamphlet of Rabbi Haim Yona, called Ale Diuna by Rabbi Haim Yona Frankel-Teumim of Premyslan (1690-1728), son-in-law of Rabbi David Oppenheim. His son and son-in-law were Jewish sages. Lemberg 1807. 24 pages.
2. Shita Mekubetzet on Masechet Beitza, by Rabbi Betzalel Ashkenazi—Lviv 1812. , 36 pages.
3. Ken Tzipor, a commentary on the Mishnah at the end of Masechet Kinim by Rabbi Simcha Hess. 4 pages (pages 1-2 are doubled), without cover page. According to the National Library, the hunch is that it was printed originally together with the above Shita Mekubetzet in Lviv in 1812.
4. Laws of Yom Tov, the book Avodat HaKodesh authored by the Rashba. 18 pages. No cover page. According to the National Library, the hunch is that it was printed originally together with the above Shita Mekubetzet in Lviv in 1812.
5. Gufei Halachot, “first section is chiddushim and exegeses on Masechet Niddah and the commentaries on it…authored by Yaakov Av Beit Din of Lodwoynovy son of Pinchas of Aloveriya” (a decendant of Rabbi Mordechai Yafeh, the Levush, and more)—only edition, Warsaw 1822. Cover has a note handwritten “I bought from the author…” (see below for details of the signatures). 42 pages
6. Sefer HaMada, addition to the book Karti v’Palti by Rabbi Yonatan Ivshitz, by Rabbi Shimon Kromnoy (Rabbi Shimon bar David Oppenheim of Kromnoy, a sage of Hungary, Av Beit Din of Pest; first edition Prague 1811. Number of important notes in the margins, handwritten from the time of the book’s printing. , 25 pages.
7. Alon Bechot, “By Rav Avraham Tiktin, Av Beit Din and Ram in our community, the Sefer Petah HaBayit and more.” 4 pages. Cover torn in half, various tears, generally bad condition.
All bound together with simple cardboard, tears and various multiplied pages, in a number of places with damage to text. Stains. Light moth damage, mainly next to the spine. Generally good condition. Many signatures of ownership, including (what we’ve identified): “Itzik ben HaRav Elazar of Lask.” Signature of his son “Yeshay ben [the above] Itzik” [see below] with an important note on the blank first page that seems to be handwritten. “Shlomo Kliger HaKohen be Rav Haim Naftali…” “Moshe ben Yosef Gdansk” and “Shmuel ben Yosef,” “Zvi…of Liechtenstein” “Simcha Bonim ben Rav Shlomo…”. Rabbi Yitzhak (Itzik) Ayalenberg of Torka and Lodz (Rabbi Itzik Torker—died in 1858) was the son of Rabbi Elazar Sapir (Maggid in Lask, author of many manuscripts that remained in script but were not published. Son-in-law of Rabbi Itzik Goldis of Lask. He was the brother of Rabbi Sinai Sapir, the Minchat Ani, whom he helped to print his books. See more: Lask and its Sages, page 62 onward. Many respectable families and sages are descended from him.
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