Auction 15
May 21, 2023 | 1:00 PM EST
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Lot : 3

Tefillas Haderech
Zoltzbach, 1793

Small-format miniature travel siddur that includes Tefillos  many people do not know by heart. Seder Korbanos; Tachnun for Mondays and…

Lot : 8

Large Prayer Manuscript

Hamburg, 1769


on Parchment

MAGNIFICENT LARGE MANUSCRIPT written entirely on parchment in neat calligraphy script, with decorative accents, elaborate initials   Ashmores Haboker Order of…

Lot : 11

Ben Hamelech V’hanazir
Constantinople 1518

Mussar sefer from the Time of the Rishonim

Stories and parables conveying lessons of wisdom and Mussar presented in the form of a conversation between a king who…

Lot : 12

Ohr Hashem
by Rabbi Chasdai Crescas
First Edition
Ferrara, 1555

This sefer by Rabbi Chasdai Crescas presents fundaments of religion and faith. and considered the First Sefer to reject Aristotle…

Lot : 15

Derech Emunah
First Edition
Constantiople, 1522

  Discussions  on topics of emunah, and commentareis  on Agaddos Chazal by Rabbi Avraham Bibago.     Chacham Rabbi Avraham…

Lot : 16

Reishis Chochmah
First Edition
Venice, 1579

  A foundational work of mussar outlining the path to sanctity and repentance by the saintly kabbalist Rabbi Eliyahu di…

Lot : 17

Abbreviated Reishis Chochmah

Tapuchei Zahav
First Edition
Mantua, 1623

Tapuchei Zahav, written by Rabbi Yechiel Mili encompasses an outline and summary of the classic mussar sefer Reishis Chochmah by…

Lot : 18

Ohr Amim

Rabbi Ovadia Sforno

First Edition
Bologna, 1537

  The Sforno’s composition on faith and philosophy written to refute the teachings of Aristotle, whose philosophies are contrary to…

Lot : 19

Menoras Hamaor
with Nefesh Yehuda Commentary
Amsterdam, 1700

Menoras Hamaor by Rabbi Yitzchak Abuhav with the first printed edition of the Nefesh Yehuda commentary by Rabbi Moshe Frankfurter…

Lot : 20

First Sefer Printed in Jerusalem!

Avodas Hakodesh
by the Chida
Jerusalem, 1841

Sefer Avodas Hakodesh by the Chida, Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azzulai. This sefer includes seven separate essays on halachah, customs,…

Lot : 21

Menashe ben Israel
Amsterdam, 1635 


Chamishah Chumshei Torah, Nevi’im and Kesuvim, meticulously edited and proofread by the famed distinguished Rabbi and scholar, Menashe ben Israel.…

Lot : 22

Amsterdam, 1676

First Tanach Printed
in Yiddish


Torah, Nevi’im and Kesuvim “translated, elucidated and explained” in Yiddish by Rabbi Yekusiel Blitz. This Tanach, renowned as Tanach Blitz,…

Lot : 23

Court Oath Chumash

Vienna, 1808

Chamishah Chumshei Torah with Authorization by Rabbi Elazar Flekles.  Historical Chumash. On this Chumash, Jewish witnesses in the Czech Court…

Lot : 24

Chumash Ohr Hachaim
Zhitomir, 1860

with Siddur for Shabbos Nusach Sefard

Chamishah Chumshei Torah in five magnificent volumes with the commentary of the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh on Chumash. Each volume contains…

Lot : 25

Ramban’s Commentary on the Torah

Naples, 1490


533 years old!
    “Commentary on the Torah by Rabbeinu Moshe ben Nachman of Gerona, zt”l” The Rambans commentary includes explanations based…

Lot : 26

Ten Commandments with Ibn Ezra’s Commentary

Basel, 1527

The Ten Commandments with the commentary of Rabbi Avraham ibn Ezra. With Latin translation by German Hebraist scholar Sebastian Münster…

Lot : 27

Baal Haturim’s Commentary
on the Torah
Venice, 1544

Pearls of wisdom, gematria, roshei teivos and comments on Chamishah Chumshei Torah by Rabbeinu Yaakov son of the Ros"h the…

Lot : 28

Drashos HaTorah by Chacham Rabbi Shem Tov
First Edition
Salonika, 1525

Drashos by Rabbi Yosef ben Rabbi Yosef Ibn Shem Tov arranged in order of the parshiyos. The sefer culminates with…

Lot : 29

The Terumas Hadeshen’s
Commentary on Rashi
First Edition
Venice, 1519

“Commentary established by Hagaon Moreinu Harav Yisrael zt”l on Rashi’s commentary” Explanations on Rashi’s commentary on the Chamishah Chumshei Torah…

Lot : 30

Mechir Yayin on Megillas Esther
Cremona, 1559

The Rema’s first sefer!

The Rema’s first sefer! Beautiful copy An original commentary on Megillas Esther by Rabbi Moshe Isserlish, the Rema of Cracow,…

Lot : 31

Zera Beirach
Exceedingly Rare!
First Edition
Cracow, 1646

Drashos and commentary on parshiyos and aggados by Rabbi Berachia Beirach Shapira, Dayan of Cracow during the times of the…

Lot : 32

The Alshich Hakadosh al HaTorah
First Edition
Venice, 1601

Fundamental sefer. Toras Moshe L’Rabbeinu Moshe Alshich. Landmark commentary on Chamishah Chumshei Torah by Rabbi Moshe Alshich of Tzfas. The…

Lot : 33

Magen Dovid
Constantinople, 1517

A treatise defending the Radak
   Magen Dovid  = Defending Dovid (Rabbi dovid Kimchi ) Responses to grammatical question and critique raised against the Radak's …

Lot : 34

Rabbi Eliyahu Bachur

Mesores Hamasores.

Bomberg Press

Venice, 1538

  Fundamental work on the tradition of the torah text, including an explanation of the methodologies of the authors of…

Lot : 35

Rabbi Eliyahu Bachur
Izna, 1541

Fundamental sefer on the rules of dikduk by the great Jewish grammarian Rabbi Eliyahu Halevi Bachur Ashkenazy, with translation into…

Lot : 36

Rabbi Eliyahu Bachur
Sefer Meturgeman
Cologne, 1560

Impressive copy with ornate antique parchment binding! Elucidation of the roots of Aramaic words used in Targum Onkelus, Targum Yonasan…

Lot : 37

Chasam Sofer
Mattersdorf, 1802

“Even if one is at the lowest of levels, he still has a connection to the Torah”

Drashah for Shavuos Handwritten by the Chasam Sofer Mattersdorf, 1802 A sacred handwritten leaf from Rabbi Moshe Sofer, author of…

Lot : 38

Letter by Rabbi Shimon Sofer
Av Beis Din of Cracow
Marienbad, 1882

Kashrus certificate for a wine store belonging to R’ Yishai Alexander of Frankfurt am Main, handwritten and autographed by Rabbi…

Lot : 39

Rabbi Shmuel Ehrenfeld
Av Beis Din Mattersdorf

Essay on The Four Exiles

  Handwritten Manuscript by Rabbi Shmuel Ehrenfeld, Av Beis Din Mattersdorf Sources and commentaries on the four exiles that the…

Lot : 40

Rabbi Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld
Mattersdorf, 1906

 Beautiful semichah letter written in verse and autographed by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld, Av Beis Din of Mattersdorf and great…

Lot : 41

Manuscript by Rabbi Chaim Avraham Arnshtein,
AB"D of Bardiav
Disciple of the Chasam Sofer

Chiddushim and Torah lectures delivered in yeshivah by Rabbi Chaim Avraham Arnshtein, Av Beis Din of Bardiav. His autograph “Avraham…

Lot : 42

Letter by
Rabbi Eliezer Zussman Sofer
to His Son Rabbi Yosef Leib
Paks, 1898

A handwritten and autographed letter replete with blessings and congratulatory words by Rabbi Eliezer Zussman Sofer, Av Beis Din of…

Lot : 43

Shaarei Torah
With Over 50 Handwritten Glosses
by the
Machaneh Chaim


Sefer Shaarei Torah on the topic of chazakos by HaGaon Rabbi Binyamin Zev Wolf Loew of Verbov.  This sefer was…

Lot : 44

Rabbi Amram Fischer, AB"D of Yunk
Yunk, 1907

Son-in-Law of the Yalkut Eliezer

A letter abounding with chiddushei Torah by Rabbi Amram Fischer, Av Beis Din of Yunk, to his brother-in-law Rabbi Yosef…

Lot : 45

Handwritten Drashah for 7 Adar, 1874 by
Rabbi Yirmiyahu Low

“I delivered this drashah in the holy congregation of Ihel on 7 Adar, 5734.” This lecture, handwritten by Rabbi Yirmiyahu…

Lot : 46

Unknown Letter from the Chasam Sofer

Preserved & copied by Rabbi Asher Anschel Weiss
Author of Shemen Laminchah

Two letters from the Chasam Sofer written to Rabbi Daniel of Prositz, Raavad of Pressburg. The first letter contains fascinating…

Lot : 47

Halachic Teshuvah
by Rabbi Yeshaya Zilberstein,
AB"D of Weitzen & Author of Maase Lamelech

Handwritten halachic teshuvah by Rabbi Yeshaya Zilberstein, Av Beis Din Weitzen, regarding work on Chol Hamoed. Rabbi Yeshaya Zilberstein, Av…

Lot : 48

Chiddushei Torah by Rabbi Eliezer Deitsch
AB"D of Bonyhad & Author of Pri Hasadeh. 1908

letter signed by Rabbi Eliezer Deitsch, Av Beis Din of Bonyhad,   replete with divrei Torah and practical halachic ramifications regarding…

Lot : 49

Shapira Edition
Slavita (1824-1827)
Three Magnificent Volumes on Green Paper  Zohar by the Tanna Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.  Printed by Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Shapiro…

Lot : 50

Complete Set

Jerusalem, 1844-1846

The first Zohar printed in Eretz Yisrael!

Sefer Zohar by the holy Tana Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai with the glosses and commentaries of the Ramaz and the…

Lot : 51

Tikunei Zohar
Rabbi Moshe Shapira Edition.
Slavita, 1826

70 Tikunim on ”Bereishis” the first word in the Torah, by the holy Tanna, Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai. Precisely edited…

Lot : 52

Sha'arei Tzedek
First Edition
Riva Di Trento, 1561

Foundational Work of Kabbalah


Introduction to the wisdom of kabbalah, primarily concerning the “Ten Sefiros” by the early kabbalist Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla. A foundational…

Lot : 53

Ginas Egoz
by Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla
First Edition
Hanau, 1610

  Fundamental work for beginners studying the wisdom of kabbalah by the renowned kabblist Rabbi Yosef Gikatilla. The title page…

Lot : 54

The Ramak

Pardes Rimonim
First Edition
Cracow, 1592

Introduction to the wisdom of kabbalah with many explanations on teachings of the Zohar, by the kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Cordova,…

Lot : 55

The Ramak

Asis Rimonim

First Edition
Venice, 1601

  Abridged version of the sefer Pardes Rimonim by Rabbi Moshe Cordevero, the Ramak, by his disciple Rabbi Shmuel Galiko.…

Lot : 56

The Arizal’s Glosses on Zohar Edited by the Ramaz.

Derech Emes
First Edition
Venice, 1658

The Arizal’s glosses on the entire Zohar, edited by Rabbi Moshe Zacuto, the Ramaz. One of the foundational sefarim that…

Lot : 57

Teachings revealed by the Maggid 

Maggid Meisharim by the Beis Yosef
First Edition
Venice, 1649

Secreted mystical teachings, warnings and practices revealed by the Maggid - angel from heaven, teaching and mentoring Rabbi Yosef Karo…

Lot : 58

Mashra Katrin
Constantinople, 1510

Exceptional rare sefer!

The secret of the time of the Redemption described in Sefer Daniel by the Kabbalist Rabbi Avraham Halevi Hasephardi who…

Lot : 59

Adam Sichli.
First Edition

Tiengen, 1560

A kabbalistic commentary on the Rambam’s Thirteen Principles of Jewish Faith, Yud-Gimmel Middos and Aseres Hadibros by Rabbi Shimon ben…

Lot : 60

Tikkunei Hazohar with
Chemdas Tzvi Commentary
Amsterdam, 1706

Only Edition!

Sefer Tikkunei Hazohar with the Chemdas Tzvi commentary by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh ben Rabbi Yerachmiel Chatsh, author of Derech Yeshara…
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