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31.07.2019 - Auction # 24

Auction no. 25

Will take place on Monday 23 Elul 5768

23 Septembery. 2019

In the Achim Center of Rabbi Akiva st. 86, Bnei Brak

At 20:00 Israel time 

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LOT: 026

Avnei Beit HaYotzer on the old cemetery in Pressburg—Paksh 1900.

2 sections. 1st includes a list of headstones of “geonim, tzaddikim … at the old cemetery of Pressburg.” The 2nd has a history and timeline of geonim and tzaddikim buried there. Separate cover for section 2. [1], 11, 86 [1] pages. Stains and a little moth damage. New binding. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $170 Starting at $100
LOT: 027

Lot of 3 rare books with eulogies for the Chatam Sofer and his family.

1. Sefer Zikaron, written by the Abir HaRo’im, first edition, Pressburg, 1879. Eulogy for the Chatam Soferiv, 52 pages. Dust jacket cover, front is blue. Rear binding missing, pages disconnected. Tears and stains. Generally good condition. 2. Aye Sofer, Eulogy for Maran Shimon Sofer (son of the Chatam Sofer)—only edition, Krakow 1884. [2], 30 pages. No binding. Pages disconnected. Tears and stains. Generally good condition. 3. Misped Gadol, eulogy for Akiva Kornitzer, the son-in-law of Rav Shimon Sofer. Only edition, Krakow 1892. [2], 54 leaves [108 pages]. Dust jacket binding, torn and defective. Uncut indices from the printer, with stamp of the author on the cover. Tears with damage to text in a number of places. Generally bad to ok condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 028

Collection of important books from Morocco printings.

1. Kutnot Yosef, third section, by Rabbi Yosef Birdogo—Mekhnes 1943. 2. Shivchei Tzaddikim—printed by Lugassi, Casablanca 1944. 3. Tikkun Chatzot—printed by Lugassi, Casablanca 1944 4. Hetivu Negen—Fez 1948 5. Historia del Yahud del Maroc Belarabiya (Judeo-Arabic), first section 1953 6. Shnot Chayim, printed by D. A. Amar Darlbeida 7. Magen David—Casablanca 1949. 8. Or Chadash, second section, by Rabbi David Danino—Casablanca 1947 9. Two siddurs for Rosh Hashanah—printed by Lugassi, Casablanca 1944. 10. Slichot—printed by Lugassi, Casablanca 1944 11. Book of Numbers—printed by Lugassi, Casablanca 1944 12. HaMa’asiyot Masli el v’Kat (Judeo-Arabic), with deeds, legends, parables, mussar, and jokes—partially missing copy, no cover, starts on page 11 and ends on page 156. Different sizes and conditions, some in ok condition and worse.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 029

Lot of 2 books from the books of Rav of Ada, Rabbi Mordechai Eliezer Weber—Etz Avot and Temurat Todah, Jerusalem 1887.

By Rabbi Mordechai Eliezer Weber, the Rav of Ada, who published pamphlets on halacha and wrote polemical introductions to all of his other books, with many details on the situation of the Jewish people in Hungary and Jerusalem, in the 2nd half of the 19th century. 1. Temurat Todah, on Masechet Temurah—Jerusalem 1887. [4] 34 pages. Stains. Generally very good condition. 2. Etz Avot, second section, exegesis on Agadetah of Masechet Archin and on Pirkei Avot—Jerusalem 1887. [1] ,20, [1] pages. Many stains and tears at the bottom of pages, signs of moisture. Generally ok to good condition. Two books bound with soft binding, new and simple. Both have endorsements of the Maharil Diskin and the Admor Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam (the First) of Babov. Rabbi Mordechai Eliezer Weber (1822-1892) was the son of Rabbi David of Paterovosla, hy”d. A student of the Divrei Haim of Sanz. Served in the rabbinate of various communities in Hungary, moved to Jerusalem in 1875 apprxoimately. His interesting books often feature polemical writings against those who disagree with the psaks of his teacher, the Divrei Haim.
Starting at $180
LOT: 030

Miniature, rare Pesach Haggadah. Jerusalem 1912.

With all of the laws and traditions of the seder, and with the order of Sefirat HaOmer—printed by A. M. Lunz. [2], 62 pages. Front binding is a little defective. Last page half-missing. Signs of use, stains. Generally good condition. No binding. Accompanied by the binding of a different miniature Haggadah from Jerusalem, with a different cover page that is unrelated. 10.5cm—rare, listed in the Otzer Haggadot 2544, marked as never having been preceded by another edition. We have not found a similar copy in the National Library nor in other libraries across Israel.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 031

Volume with various Torah articles edited by Rabbi Shimon Halperin, Jerusalem 1936-1944.

1. Torat Yerushalayim, one-time newspaper example, 23rd Cheshvan 1936. 2. Tiferet Jerusalem, 2nd issue—Iyar 1936 3. Torah MiZion—Sivan 1936 4. Torah MiZion—Tammuz-Av 1936 5. Torah MiZion—Elul 1936 6. Torah MiZion—Cheshvan 1937 7. Tal Talpiyot 1-11, and 14, 15, 18. Years 1941-1943. Various conditions, stains and tears, a number of issues have damage to text. Generally ok to good condition. All bound together, accompanied by a rare printed poster of Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer and Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Harlap from 1936 on the writings of Rabbi Shimon Halperin, who published these journals. Tear in the center and signs of folding. Generally ok condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 032

Collection of 3 cloth sacks with dust from the Mt. of Olives and other holy places in Israel—Jerusalem, approx. 1900.

Small bags of dust, three different colors. In the center is an engraved image of the Mt. of Olives with the verse “and his legs stood on the Mt. of Olives,” and “receivable from Isaac Nisenbaum, the shamash of the Chief Hevra Kadisha of the Eidat Ashkenazim.” Original packaging, never opened since it was put inside at the beginning of the 20th century. The researcher Avraham Ya’ari, in his introduction to his book Shluchei Eretz Yisrael, writes “one of the things that emissaries of Eretz Yisroel knewto bring with them to the Diaspora was the land that he brought with him, although he could never fully fulfill their desire for it, for he could not carry with him in his many wanderings sacks laden with earth. He wouldn’t sell the soil of the Land of Israel but he honored generous people by giving such things to them. Of course, this reward was generously received. As early as the seventeenth century, the emissaries of the Land of Israel used to bring them dust from the land of Israel. 14x4.5cm. Light defects, generally good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 033

Printed silk cloth for challot, Even Monzon printing--Jerusalem, beginning of the 20th century.

White silk. In the center is a menorah, above which is the inscription “For Shabbat and Yom Tov.” On either side are the blessings for candles, and a prayer in Yiddish. Also appear the piyyutim Shalom Aleichem, Eshet Chayil, and Bar Yochay, and the words of the kiddushim for Shabbat and Yom Tov. In the upper and lower portions are nice illustrations of holy places in Israel. Name of the printer appears in the lower right-hand corner, “Even A.L. Monzon, Jerusalem.” Stains. 60x46cm. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $180
LOT: 034

Large wooden plate with the inscription “Zion.” Israel, beginning of the 20th century.

For hanging, decorated with carving work of plants, in the center is a Star of David and the carved word “Zion.” Cracks and breaks in the wood. Diameter: 40cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 035

Judaica plate, “Mizrach” illustrated by hand—Persia, beginning of the 20th century.

Wonderful Judaica plate, ceramic, with illustrations and inscriptions made by an artist by hand, some gilded. The Twelve Tribes, Aaron and Moses, lions, pretty gates, the Kotel, the Binding of Isaac, and more. In the center is an inscription including “Mizrach.” 37x27.5cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 036

Rare museum-worthy item: a white(!) belt for Yom Kippur with a silver buckle—Galicia/Poland, 19th century.

Silk belt, pretty, with a silver buckle bearing the inscription: “On this day you will atone and purify yourselves from your sins before God who will purify you, one fate for Hashem” with an illustration of the goat for Hashem, decorations of plants around it, and an eagle on top. The Stiglitz collection (B86.0218- 101/045) of the Israel Museum has a similar buckle, probably made by the same artist. On the back is engraved a blurred inscription which is almost impossible to read: “In memory of my father Rabbi Menachem ben Rav Yona … for the year 1866.” Belt is 107x5cm, the buckle is 8x5.5cm. Light defects. Generally very good condition. Rare, unique item which is only found in museums. The fact that it is white makes it even rarer.
Item sold at $3000 Starting at $1000
LOT: 037

Buckle for a belt, silver, for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur—Europe, beginning of the 20th century.

Decorated with welding and engraving work of lions, with the inscription: “On this day you will atone and purify yourselves from your sins before God who will purify you” Weight: 100g. Size 10x4.5cm. Stamped 800 silver. Break on the bottom portion. Generally good condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 038

Luxurious Citron Box – Mahogany wood and ivory.

Carved wood with wonderful shapes of plants, winged animals, and grape clusters. On each of the four sides is a plaque made of beautiful ivory, carved into motifs from the holiday of sukkot. On the cover is a carving of ivory of the whole sukkah. Length: 18cm. Width: 15cm. Height: 16cm. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $1800
LOT: 039

Silver etrog box, stamped 800—Europe, 19th century.

On the cover is a welded decoration of plants and flowers. Length: 15cm. Width: 10cm. Height: 11cm. Weight: 334g. Probably Europe. Generally good condition.
Starting at $275
LOT: 040

Special cover for matzot with silver thread embroidery—Europe 1897.

For the seder, done by hand. With images of plants, flowers, four cups of wine, a bottle of wine, and a lamb for the Korban Pesach. 3 pockets for matzah with embroidered “Kohen, Levi, Israel.” Diameter 40cm. Light defects, stains. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $250
LOT: 041

Bowl for Pesach, pewter, with engraving and relief work of Pharaoh’s daughter and Miriam—Germany, end of the 19th century.

With inscription of the verse from Exodus. Diameter: 31cm. Depth: 3cm. Generally good condition.
Starting at $300
LOT: 042

washing cup with silver ornaments and gems—20th century.

Turkish workmanship, decorated with silver relief work and gemstones in a variety of shapes and sizes. Height: 16cm. Diameter: 11cm. Weight: 505g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 043

Handsome silver cup for the Seder—Europe, 19th century.

Around the cup are four handmade reliefs of the Four Sons from the Haggadah standing in gates and among pillars. Stamped variously on the bottom. Height: 10.5cm. Diameter: 7cm. Total weight: 165g. Probably Europe, 19th century. Very good condition.
Starting at $1500
LOT: 044

Luxurious silver cup for the Seder—20th century.

Modern design, casting work, relief, enameling, engraving, and welding. Around the cup are four panels bearing colorful reliefs handmade with enameling, the Four Sons from the Haggadah standing in gates and among pillars. Height: 10cm. Diameter: 6.7cm. Weight: 343g. Very good condition.
Item sold at $850 Starting at $800
LOT: 045

Silver cup with cover—Iraq 20th century.

Kiddush cup, with a matching cover topped by a bird. Top and bottom decorated with reliefs and engravings, geometric shapes, a bird, and more. Total height: 14cm. Weight: 288g. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $600
LOT: 046

Silver cup with cover—Iraq 20th century.

Kiddush cup, with a matching cover topped by a bird. Around the cup and the plate are decorations of plants and flowers, stamp of the maker in Arabic on the plate. Height: 14cm. Weight: 216g. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $180
LOT: 047

Ruzhine Becher: a handsome silver cup with cover—Israel, 20th century.

Kiddush cup, with a matching cover topped by a bird. The base of the cup is in the shape of a plant stem with leaves, made by cutting, engraving, and relief work. Ruzhine cup—a royal cup matching those used by Admorim of the Ruzhin dynasty. Stamped 925. Height: 16cm. Weight: 247g. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $550 Starting at $300
LOT: 048

Holy cup used by Rabbeinu Haim Elazer Shapira of Munkatch, the Minchat Elazar, from the gathering against Agudat Yisrael in 1922.

We received this holy chalice that was given to our holy rabbi Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapira - "Minchat Elazar" of Munkacs during the meeting headed by him in the city of Tshap in 1922 (see below). To the best of our knowledge, nothing remained of this historical meeting (other than a printed protocol) and religious objects from this rabbi have not been yet sold in public auctions.The silver cup is engraved with the name of the Rabbeinu: "Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapira Mukachevo [Munkacz] Tshap 1922". The cup was found by a Jew in one of the markets of the gypsies in the Carpathian region, completely blackened and defective on the bottom. The man who discovered the name of Rabbeinu on the chalice was very excited and purchased it from the non-Jews. Because the cup was not properly preserved over the years and was in the hands of the gypsies, it was stained with various damage and suffered various blows which caused a large crack at the bottom. The cup was cleaned very lightly to identify the inscription clearly. The Rabbis' meeting in Tchap was held in 1922, and many of the rabbis of Europe participated in a discussion of the prohibition of participation in the Agudath Israel movement, which was established a decade earlier. From this gathering there remains a strong protocol stating, among other things: "It was certainly accepted from all those gathered that in our countries, according to the religion of our Torah, we are not allowed to connect with the Association ..." This proclamation is signed by Rabbi Chaim Elazar Shapira - the Admor of Munkatch, Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum - Av Beit Din of Arshiva [later the Satmar Rebbe] and another of Israel's greats at the time.
Item sold at $2800 Starting at $1800
LOT: 049

Walking stick with silver handle, owned by Rabbi Alexander Sender Yudasin, an important chassid of Chabad in Israel.

A walking stick with a silver handle owned by Rabbi Alexander Sender Yudasin, one of the most prominent rabbis of Chabad in the Holy Land, rabbi of the Hasidic community in Jaffa for nearly half a century, a member of the Beit Din and author of books on the Talmud and Tanya. General Rabbi Yudasin was born in Belarus and studied in his youth at Yeshivat Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch under the Rashab. After World War I, he founded a branch of Tomchei Temimim in Kherson, Ukraine, and received ordination from Rabbi David Zvi Chen. The kabbalist Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, the father of the last Rebbe of Chabad, was the mesader kiddushin on his wedding canopy, and he was in close contact with the Rebbe Rayatz and was arrested several times by the Soviets for his activity on his mission. In 1934 he immigrated to Eretz Israel and settled in Tel Aviv, where he was later appointed rabbi of the Chabad community in Jaffa, which he held for nearly half a century. He had close letters with the Rebbe, the Rabbi of Chabad. Author of the author: "Tomchei Temimim" - on the Talmud, "Halachah and the Lvov" - commentary on the book of Tanya, died on 8 Kislev 5743
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 050

Small bowl made of silver for a mohel. 20th century.

Decorated with engraving work, on the inside is an inscription: “Ben Porat Yosef” with a Star of David and a hamsa in the middle. Back side also has “Ben Porat Yosef” and the image of a baby. Diameter: 9cm. Weight: 82g. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180