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Imprint: Hoboken, N. J. : KTAV Pub. House In Association With American Sephardi Federation, American Sephardi Federation--South Florida Chapter, Sephardic House,, 2000
Softcover, 8vo, 72 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Sephardic rite. Fasts and feasts -- Judaism. Includes bibliographical references on pages71-72. Very good condition. (Sef-29-13), SEF5, liturgy2
Stock number:26007.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 1991
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; ISBN: 0881253707. Hoboken, N.J. : New York, N.Y: KTAV Pub. House ; In association with Sephardic House, 1991. Cloth, 8vo, ix, 237 p. ; 24 cm. The Library of Sephardic history and thought; Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-232) and index.; Contents include: 1. EXPULSION: Historical Background, Reactions to the Expulsion, The Sephardic Diaspora, The Expulsion: Why?, Accepting Suffering, Religious Understanding of History; 2. REACTIONS TO THE EXPULSION: Anti-Rationalism and Rationalism, Acceptance and Rebellion, Halakhah, Kabbalah, Kabbalistic Ethics; 3. THE CONVERSOS: The Judaism of the Conversos, Jewish Attitudes Toward the Conversos; 4. RETURN AND RECONCILIATION: Spiritual Struggles, The Western Sephardic Tradition; 5. THE ERA OF SABBATAI SEVI: Philosophy versus Kabbalah, anti-Halakhic Tendencies, Acceptance versus Rebellion, Sabbatai Sevi, Rabbi Moshe Hagiz; 6. THE PROMISED LAND: MAINTAINING A DREAM: Preparing for Redemption in Israel, The Shadarim, Faith and Despair; 7. THE FOLK MIND AND SPIRIT: Rabbi Yaakov Huli, Folk Wisdom and Intellectual Wisdom; 8 MUSAR: ETHICS AND MORAL GUIDANCE: Musar Study and Musar Practices. Musar Teachings, Relationship with Hassidism; 9. ACCEPTANCE AND REBELLION: PRELUDE TO MODERNITY: A New Approach, The Blood Libels in Damascus and Rhodes in 1840; 10. SEPHARDIC HASKALAH: Grace Aguilar: Jewish Spirituality, Eliyhu Benamozegh: Jewish Ethics, Rabbi Israel Moshe Hazan, Rabbi Yehudah Yaakov Nehama: Defending Tradition, Rabbi Henry Pereira Mendes, Traditional Communal Framework; 11: SECULAR SEPHARDIC LITERATURE: Elia Carmona, Angel Pulido, La America, Poetry; 12. RELIGIOUS RESPONSES TO MODERNITY: Attitude toward Secular Education, Rabbi Elilyahu Hazan, Rabbi Reuben Eliyahu Israel, Halakhah and Modernism, Rabbi Benzion Uziel; 13 ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS: Israel and Humanity, Maintaining Uniqueness and Universality, Conversion to Judaism, Zionism; EPILOGUE: Notes, Bibliography Index. New condition, Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. (sef-8-23-dw)xx, sef1, sef4, mx3, sef7
Stock number:17658.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture., 1972.
Binding: Paperback
(FT) 4to. 447 pages. Facsimiles. In Hebrew, English, and other languages. SUBJECT(S) : Sephardim. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. SERIES: Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture Tract; 10; Variation: Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture. ; Tract ; 10. Very good condition. (SEF-10-28), SEF2
Stock number:20922.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Library Of The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1993
Binding: Softcover
Original Cloth. O. 107 pages. 23 cm. Edition. Text and context; Development and dissemination of medieval Sephardic culture. Catalog of an exhibition held at the Jewish Theology Seminary showcasing medieval Sephardic books and prints held at the JTSA Library. Contains 80 black and white plates. Contents: Bible, Liturgy, Rabbinics, Kabbalah, Philosophy, Literature, Science, Printing, Amsterdam, London. Subjects: Sephardim - Civilization - Exhibitions. Jews - Spain - Civilization – Exhibitions. Sephardim - History - Exhibitions. Judaism - History - Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789 - Exhibitions. Jewish publishing - History - Exhibitions. Jewish publishing. Judaism - Medieval and early modern period. Institutional stamps on backstrip, title page, and outer edges. Condition. (SEF-51-43) xx, Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35016.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Harrisburg, PA : Jewish Folklore And Ethnology Section Of The American Folklore Society, 1993
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Wraps. 4to. II, 167 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1993. Includes articles on the Judeo-Spanish Romance, Karaite Poets, Judeo-Spanish folktales, Sonography of Judeo-Spanish Song, Sephardic Music: A Bibliographical guide, Sefardic Passover Song, Saint Veneration among the North African Jews, Remembrance of the Exile among North African Sephardim, Sephardic Folklore in the Ottoman Empire, Jewish Women of Turkey, Jews of Ioannina, Judeo-Spanish in the Ottoman Empire, Jews of Bulgaria, etc. Subjects: Jews - Folklore - Periodicals. Jews - Social life and customs - Periodicals. Light water damage, wavy pages throughout, wraps lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-52-30), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35142.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Bloomington; Indiana University Press, 2005
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 264 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “Views tradition and modernization among Sephardic communities in the Ottoman Empire through the lens of rabbinic literature written in Ladino. ” - Publishers description. Contents: Historical background - Print and the vernacular: the emergence of Ladino reading culture - The translation and reception of musar - "Pasar la hora" or "meldar"? Forms of sociability - The construction of the social order - Three social types: the wealthy, the poor, the learned - The representation of gender - Understanding exile, setting boundaries - The impossible homecoming - Reincarnation and the discovery of history - Scientific and rabbinic knowledge and the notion of change. Subjects: Sephardim - Middle East - Intellectual life - 19th century. Rabbinical literature - Middle East - History and criticism. Ladino literature - 19th century - History and criticism. Ladino literature - Middle East - History and criticism. Ethics in rabbinical literature. Sephardim - Middle East - Social conditions - 19th century. Clean and fresh in great jacket. Near fine. Very good condition. (SEF-51-25), SEF8, RAB10. (JA) bibliog5
Stock number:34998.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Lakewood, N. J. : Orot, 2002
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, xviii, 697 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Orot tefillah series; Variation: Orot tefillah series. SUBJECT (S) : Siddurim -- Texts. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. English and Hebrew. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Siddur. English & Hebrew; Orot Sephardic weekday siddur. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union College, University of Virginia) . Is in excellent condition. (Sef-17-4), SEF4, MX3, liturgy2
Stock number:25021.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
New York: Sepher-Hermon Press, 1986. Hard cover. 8vo. 199 pages. Delinates the distinguishing characteristics of the Sephardic approach to the major observances & concepts of Judaism as they relate to time, space & society. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism - Essence, genius, nature; Sephardim. Ex-library with usual markings. Gilt lettering on spine. Minor bumping to edges of spine and cover. Dustjacket in plastic with minor bumping to spine. Small (1/2 inch) tear to dustjacket on upper-left side but plastic is untorn. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-4-3) ., SEF1
Stock number:17877.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Hispanic Institute in the United States, 1953
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers. 8vo. 186 pages. Bibliography. Benardete was born in Turkey and emigrated to the United States in 1910. He taught at Hunter College, New York. Benardete wrote a number of volumes in the field of Spanish literature and civilization. Several Loyalist ballads are presented in English translation in And Spain Sings (1937) , which he prepared in collaboration with the poet Rolfe Humphries. His Hispanic Culture and Character of the Sephardic Jews (1952, Spanish, 1963) is an analysis of the Sephardi Jews. (EJ [Victor A. Mirelman]) . SUBJECT(S) : Sephardim; Sefarden; Culturele invloeden. Spine repaird, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very Good condition. (SEF-5-15)., SEF7
Stock number:17903.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1982
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo, 220 pages, illus. Angel, (1945–) , is a “U.S. Sephardi rabbinical leader and scholar. Angel was born in Seattle, Wasington, the son of Sephardi immigrants from Rhodes and Tekirdag, Turkey, and nephew of veteran Sephardi rabbi Solomon Maimon. Angel wrote about 20 books on Sephardi history, tradition, and customs; mourning; rabbinic thought; and ethics, and many scholarly and popular articles. He won the 1988 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish thought. His doctorate on the history of the Jews of Rhodes was a pioneering study in the field. Angel received the National Rabbinic Leadership Award of the Orthodox Union, the Bernard Revel Award of Yeshiva University for Religion and Religious Education, and the Finkle Prize of the New York Board of Rabbis” (Kerem in EJ 2007). Very good condition in like jacket. (SEF-15-6), MX3, SEF4, bibliog5, SEF9, AMR5, CDS, inbt ae
Stock number:25401.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1982
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo, 220 pages, illus. Angel, (1945–) , is a “U.S. Sephardi rabbinical leader and scholar. Angel was born in Seattle, Wasington, the son of Sephardi immigrants from Rhodes and Tekirdag, Turkey, and nephew of veteran Sephardi rabbi Solomon Maimon. Angel wrote about 20 books on Sephardi history, tradition, and customs; mourning; rabbinic thought; and ethics, and many scholarly and popular articles. He won the 1988 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Jewish thought. His doctorate on the history of the Jews of Rhodes was a pioneering study in the field. Angel received the National Rabbinic Leadership Award of the Orthodox Union, the Bernard Revel Award of Yeshiva University for Religion and Religious Education, and the Finkle Prize of the New York Board of Rabbis” (Kerem in EJ 2007). Ex-library, with usual markings; tape repair to dust jacket. Interior is clean. (SEF-15-6A), MX3, SEF4, bibliog3, SEF6, AMR4, CDS, INBT-cr , 208-210
Stock number:34945.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Brussels, R. Capuia, 1994
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. 62; 62; 63 pages. Illus. In Ladino, English and French. Numbers 14-16: April, June and September of 1994. SUBJECT (S) : Sephardim -- Periodicals. Jews -- Periodicals. Ladino language -- Periodicals. Sefarden. Subscription stickers on covers, light wear to edges; otherwise nice clean copies in very good condition. (SEF39-23), SEF6, COMHIST2, CDS, lang1
Stock number:28527.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Norton., 1972.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 222 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Ladino literature – translations into English. CONTENTS: Romances; Poem of Joseph; Legends; Ladino sayings and proverbs; Truth triumphs in the end. SERIES: The B'nai B'rith Jewish heritage classics; UNESCO collection of representative works: Israel series. ISBN: 0393043487. Has dust jacket. Ex library. Good+ condition. (SEF-12-3), SEF2
Stock number:20935.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Urbana: University Of Illinois Press,, 1989
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, xviii, 228 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Ladino poetry -- Translations into English. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poetry. Sephardim -- Poetry. Ladino poetry. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 221-225. In dust jacket. Very good condition in Very Good Jacket. (Sef-19-15), SEF4, MX3, holo4
Stock number:25045.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Alabama, University Of Alabama, 1978
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 166 pages. 22 cm. Series: “Judaic Studies Series. VII. ” “This book focuses on a small community of French Jews, the first Jews in Europe to encounter the requirements of an emerging nation-state and to be recognized as full and equal citizens. ” –jacket. CONTENTS: The Establishment of the Portuguese Nation in Southwestern France – The Malesherbes “Commission” and the Portuguese Nation – Revolution and Emancipation – Napoleon and the Assembly of the Notables – Napoleon and the Sanhedrin. CCAR leader Stanley Dreyfus's copy, with note laid in from Jerome Malino, father of the author. Additional note and program for Malino’s retirement dinner laid in, as well. Includes bibliography and index. Lacks dust jacket. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very Good Condition in Good Jacket. (SEF42-24), SEF6, COMHIST2, CDS, fr1
Stock number:28387.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Alabama, University Of Alabama, 1978
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 166 pages. 22 cm. Series: “Judaic Studies Series. VII. ” “This book focuses on a small community of French Jews, the first Jews in Europe to encounter the requirements of an emerging nation-state and to be recognized as full and equal citizens. ” –jacket. CONTENTS: The Establishment of the Portuguese Nation in Southwestern France – The Malesherbes “Commission” and the Portuguese Nation – Revolution and Emancipation – Napoleon and the Assembly of the Notables – Napoleon and the Sanhedrin. Includes bibliography and index. Wear to dust jacket, institutional stamp on endpages. Otherwise in very good condition. (SEF-50-7), SEF7 (IM)
Stock number:32429.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jefferson, NC: McFarland., 2004.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper back.
8vo. 200 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Sephardim – social conditions; Sephardim – history; Sephardim – intellectual life. ISBN 0786420219. Fine condition. (SEF-8-23a), SEF5
Stock number:25992.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1966. Wrappers; 8vo. 16 pages. Portrait of the author facing title page. Added title page : A Shavuot sermon by Rabbi Haim Isaac Carigal, 1773; the first Jewish sermon preached and published in North America. OCLC lists twenty-four copies worldwide. Slightly sunned. Very good condition. (AM-4) xx, sef1, amr3
Stock number:15837.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Alabama, University Of Alabama Press, 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Ix, 500 pages. Illus. 24 cm. Series: Judaic Studies Series. CONTENTS: “The Sephardic Phenomenon: A Reappraisal” Martin A. Cohen – “Stones of Memory: Revelations from a Cemetery in Curac¸ao” Rochelle Weinstein – “Portuguese Sephardim in the Americas” Malcolm H. Stern – “The Fidanques: Symbols of the Continuity of the Sephardic Tradition in America” Emma Fidanque Levy -- "Those of the Hebrew nation…": the Sephardic Experience in Colonial Latin America” Allan Metz – “Sephardim in Latin America After Independence” Victor C. Mirelman – “The Sephardim in North America in the Twentieth Century” Joseph M. Papo – “Language of the Sephardim in Anglo-America” Denah Lida – “The Sacred and Secular Musical Traditions of the Sephardic Jews in the United States” Israel J. Katz – “Judeo-Spanish Traditional Poetry in the United States” Samuel G. Armistead – “Tradition and History: Sephardic Contributions to American Literature” Diane Matza – “The Secret Jews of the Southwest” Frances Herna´ndez. Fine condition with like jacket. (SEF42-30), Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28394.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Syracuse, N. Y. ; Syracuse University Press, 1997
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XIII, 262 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Malka chronicles the Sephardic Jewish community's history from its beginning in 1885 (when there were only eight families) to the late 1960s, when the Jews left the Sudan for more hospitable countries. Malka writes about his father's prominent role in the community and in the building of Khartoum's lavish synagogue and the community's growth, which peaked in the 1930s and 1940s. The author digresses a bit in his discussion of the Jews of Ethiopia, Aden, Yemen, and Eritrea and in his discourse on the growth of the B'nai B'rith in the Sudan, Egypt, France, and the U. S. The book's final chapters are autobiographical as Malka focuses first on his childhood, then on his travels, career, marriage, and family, offering descriptions of Sephardic life and culture. With 50 illustrations. “In his book Jacob's Children in the Land of the Mahdi: Jews of the Sudan (Syracuse University Press, 1997) Malka wrote the history of the Jewish community of the Sudan from its earliest days in the 19th century to its final times. Positioned at the center of both the Sudan Jewish community as the son of the Chief Rabbi and its past president, and of the British rulers as the CEO of their largest firm in the area, with numerous contacts among the Sudan's leading politicians and merchants, Malka was in a unique position to write this detailed history. A book about which Professor Henry Feingold wrote "… was told by a man whose family was at the very center [Malka] knows all there is to know about this community. " - Guide to the Papers of Eli S. Malka (1909-2003) ; American Sephardi Federation. Subjects: Jews - Sudan - History. Ethnic relations. Jews. Institutional stamps on outer edges, title page, and jacket; otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-51-36), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35009.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cedar Falls: University of Northern Iowa, 1990
Binding: SpiralBound
8vo. 81 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) Sephardim -- Study and teaching -- Directories. Jews, Oriental -- Study and teaching -- Directories. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. In very good condition (Bible-6-20), Sef2, bib2, sef4, mx3
Stock number:21085.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cedar Falls: University of Northern Iowa, 1990
Binding: SpiralBound
8vo. 81 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) Sephardim -- Study and teaching -- Directories. Jews, Oriental -- Study and teaching -- Directories. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. In very good condition (Bible-6-20), Sef2, bib2, sef4, mx3
Stock number:25107.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Livorno: S. Bilforte, 1948
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards. 8vo. 440 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew and Judaeo-Spanish. Title translates to “Prayerbook for Rosh Hashana: According to the Sephardic Rite of Constantinople, the Mizrahi, Western, and Italian Rites. ” Livorno, or Leghorn, was a Jewish printing capital that published and sent many religious works to the East. “Prior to World War II, Livorno’s Jewish population numbered approximately 2, 235. It is estimated that 60 to 90 percent of Livorno was destroyed in World War II, since its port was subject to attack from both sides. Livorno’s famous synagogue was bombed by the Allies and partially destroyed during the war. During the Holocaust, at least 119 Jews were sent to Auschwitz and other death camps from Livorno; only 11 survived. Others were killed in the surrounding mountains, where the German army was very active. At the end of the war [when this was printed]…1, 000 Jews lived in Livorno” (JVL, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NLI) . Binding repaired. Boards are worn, but contents are very good. Overall good condition. This edition rare. (RAB-65-32), It1, liturgy2, sef9
Stock number:40497.
$US 135.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem; Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1982
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 612 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Articles in English, French, Ladino and Spanish. A collection of essays based on lectures given at the First International Congress on the Study of Sephardi and Oriental Jewish Heritage in 1980. With one photographic plate, In Memoriam to Elie Eliachar. Includes 43 pages of music notation. Contains essays on Sephardic printing, the Sephardic Jews of Los Angeles, Judezmo, the Bene Israel, Yemenite Jews, Crypto-jews in the Phillipines, essays on the 'New Christians' in Ibera (with an essay on the Origins of the Franco Family) , various essays on folk culture, music, ballads, wedding songs, etc. Subjects: Sephardim - History - Congresses. Jews - Arab countries - History - Congresses. Sefarden. Arab countries - Ethnic relations - Congresses. Institutional stamps on endpages, outer edges, and jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SEF-47-2), Sef7. (ja)
Stock number:33025.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Gaer Associates, 1949.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Original boards in Dust Jacket, 8vo, 320 pages. 16-word inscription by the author, thanking the recipient “for her help in ‘A Season in Hell. ’ Rae Dalven, (1905 – 1992) was a Romaniot “Jewish-American translator and historian…. Known for her translations of Greek poetry, such as, Modern Greek Poetry (1949) … She also wrote two plays, A Season in Hell, which concerned the lives of the French poets Rimbaud and Verlaine, was successfully produced for the stage (1950) and Our Kind of People (1991) , an autobiographical production concerning a family of Jewish-Greek immigrants. Dalven’s especial [sic] interest was in the history of the Jews in Greece, particularly the northern Ioannina community, who traced their ancestry to the ancient Palestinians (c300 BC) and had retianed their own customs and religious liturgy. She edited the academic journal the Sephardic Scholar and served as president of the American Society of Sephardic Studies” (abitofhistory, 2018) . The present work is a comprehensive collection of all the most important Greek poets from 1751 to the 1940s. Mark Van Doren calls these English translations "natural and alive. " Boards and paper very good, wear and stains to jacket, with piece missing from spine, thus Very Good in Good- Jacket with repair. Rare with inscription (AC-4-34), Sef9
Stock number:39604.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Shengold Publishers, 1984
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 167 pages. 26 cm. CONTENTS: Medieval History o the Jews in Moslem Countries – Contemporary History of the Jews in Moslem Countries – End of an Era: Emigration – Socioeconomic Conditions in the Sephardic Disapora – Jews in African Countries – Sephardic Jews in Europe – Integration: Ashkenazi-Sephardi Relations – Solutions: History of the Future. Light wear to jacket, but still nice. Internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition with like jacket. (SEF44-17), Sef6, arab1, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28419.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berkeley ; Los Angeles: University Of California Press, 2002
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. X, 197 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “This study of contemporary crypto-Jews - descendants of European Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Spanish Inquisition - traces the group's history of clandestinely conducting their faith and their present-day efforts to reclaim their past. Janet Liebman Jacobs masterfully combines historical and social scientific theory to fashion a brilliant analysis of hidden ancestry and the transformation of religious and ethnic identity. ” - Publishers Description. Contents: Secrecy, antisemitism, and the dangers of Jewishness - Women and the persistence of culture: ritual, custom, and the recovery of Sephardic ancestry - The self-in-relation and the transformation of religious consciousness - Syncretism and faith blending in modern Crypto-Judaism - Conversion and the rekindling of the Jewish soul - Jewish ancestry and the social construction of ethnic identity - Conclusion. Ethnic loss and the future of Crypto-Jewish culture. Subjects: Marranos - United States - History. Jews - United States - History. Marranos - Religious life. Marranos - Social life and customs. Jews – Identity. Pages wavy at top edge from minor water damage; otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-51-51), Sef8, amr5. (ja)
Stock number:35024.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Slote & Mooney, 1864 [5624]
Edition: Third Edition
Binding: Hardback
Full tooled Leather , large 12mo. 144 pages. 18 cm. Hebrew text, parallel English translation. "Stereotyped by Slote and Mooney for the editor. " Singerman 1282. Sidur Sifte Tsadikim, Leeser's comprehensive Sephardic prayer book, was the first American prayerbook containing the liturgy for the entire year. It contains the original Hebrew text and an English translation. Starting with the 2nd Revised edition of 1853, Leeser changed to this smaller, 12mo, "more portable form...As to correctness, I pledge my word that the text and translation shall be far in advance of any which have hitherto appeared" (adv. In the Occident, Dec. 1851, cited in Goldman) . In the preface to the 1853 edition, Leeser noted the he had changed the translations of Bible passages to conform to the Bible translation he was completing elsewhere. This work thus contains the original Hebrew text and an English translation. Leeser marketed his prayer book both to audiences in American and the British colonies in the Caribbean, and he thus included prayers on behalf of a Monarch and a Republican government. Reprinted a number of times throughout the 19th & 20th Centuries, it became the standard prayer book for Sephardic Jews in North America. Leeser founded the first Jewish Publication Society of America and "brought many important works to the attention of the American Jewish community. He published the first Hebrew primer for children (1838) , the first complete English translation of the Sephardi prayer book (1848) [sic 1837-8], and numerous textbooks for children. He founded the first Hebrew high school (1849) , the first Jewish representative and defense organization in 1859 (the Board of Delegates of American Israelites) , Maimonides College, and the first American Jewish rabbinical school in 1867. His major literary achievement was the first American translation of the Bible, ...published in 1845. This became the standard American Jewish translation of the Bible until the new Jewish Publication Society translation of 1917....Leeser was a traditionalist who did much to stem the tide of Reform. Although he was identified with the Sephardi community his influence affected the entire community and he laid the foundations for many of the key institutions of present-day Jewish life. His contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism. " (Jack Reimer, EJ) Contents of complete set: v. 1. Daily prayers [here missing]. --v. 2. New-year service. --v. 3. Day of atonement service [in 2 parts]. --v. 4. Tabernacle service. --v. 5. Passover and Pentecost service. --v. 6. Fast day service. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jews. Liturgy and ritual. OCLC lists 2 institutions with holdings of 1856-1864 printings (Harvard & Penn). Changes between printings of the 2nd and 3rd editions were minimal, and size was the same. Goldman 36: "in the introduction, Leeser attempted to demonstrate why his text and translation were superior to the one published by his competitor, David Aaron de Sola, a London hazzan....Leeser ordered new Hebrew types from abroad for this work and had to teach Hebrew to the typesetters, Benjamin George Smith...and Jacob Washington Fletcher.... We located no other sets of any edition of this work having come up for auction in the last decade. Light wear to leather, chip to bottom of spine, otherwise Very Good. (AMRN-14-22), amr3, Leeser, liturgy1, sef2
Stock number:18939.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Bern; New York : P. Lang, 2002
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 295 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Includes interviews in Ladino (romanized) . Originally published as thesis (University of Münster) , 1998. “The Spanish Jews of Thessaloniki: Description of the Greek Sephardic Environment. ” A comparative analysis of Ladino spoken in Thessaloniki, with analysis of phonetic shifts, borrowings from Greek, and the Tukish-Greek-Ladino speech contact over the centuries. In the Peter Lang series: Sephardica 2. Subjects: Ladino - Grammar, Comparative. Jews - Greece - Thessaly. Sefarden. Spaans. Immigranten. Sprachkontakt. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-34-6), Sef7. (ja)
Stock number:32983.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
Cincinnati: Judaic Studies Program University of Cincinnati, 1980. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. Yerushalmi is a U. S. Scholar of medieval and modern Jewish history. Yerushalmi was born in New York, graduated from Yeshiva University, took his doctorate at Columbia, and was ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1957. A specialist in Sephardic and Marrano studies, he is editor of Studia Sephardica. Among his many works are: From Spanish Court to Italian Ghetto; Isaac Cardoso, a Study in 17th Century Marranism and Jewish Apologetics (1971) , and "The Inquisition and the Jews of France in the Time of Bernard Gui, " in: Harvard Theological Review, 63 (1970) , 317-376; Haggadah and History (1973) ; The Lisbon Massacre of 1506 and the Royal Image in the Shebet Yehudah (1976) . He has also prepared excellent editions of M. Kayserlings' Bibliotheca espanola-portugueza-judaica (1971) ; and A. Herculano's History of the Origin and Establishment of the Inquisition in Portugal. (EJ editorial staff) SUBJECT(S) : Marranos; Marranen. Old mailing label on back cover. Very good condition. (SEF-43-5)., Sef9, comhist2, mea, inbt ae
Stock number:28116.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv: Nahar U-Staimatski, 1986
Binding: Hardback
Original decorated boards in original decorated slipcase. First facsimile edition. 4to, 68 pages, all color facsimile, 33 cm. SUBJECT(S) : Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Copenhagen Haggadah. Haggadah. Text in Hebrew; rubrics in Ladino and Yiddish. Colophon title. Spine title: Hagadah. Caption title: Seder Hagadah shel Pesah ke-minhag Ashkenazim ukhe-minhag Sefaradim. “'Im perush Abravanell”--Caption title page. “ha-Kotev ... Uri Faybesh ben ... Yitshak Ayzak Hazan Segal”--Originial colophon. Facsimile of a manuscript in the Kongelige Bibliotek (Denmark) . Accompanied by introductory material in English and Hebrew, including 2 bibliographies, prepared by Chaya Benjamin. Other Titles: Haggadah (Ms. Copenhagen Haggadah) ; Copenhagen Haggadah. ; Hagadat Kopenhagen, 499.; Seder Hagadah shel Pesah ke-minhag Ashkenazim ukhe-minhag Sefaradim. ; Hagadah. Very good condition in Very Good Slipcase. (Art-14-2) xx, ART1, hag1, liturgy2, sef5 hag2
Stock number:35894.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Madrid; J. P. Turanzas, 1983
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. XIX, 664 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Spanish. Two volume set. 'Bio-bibliographical Catalog of Judeo-Spanish-Portuguese Writers of the 10th through 19th Centuries. ' Bibliography, alphabetically organized by name, of Jewish writers from the Iberian peninsula from the eleventh through the nineteenth centuries; contains biopic and bibliography of published writings and manuscript holdings. Subjects: Judaism - Bibliography. Sephardic authors - Bibliography. Judaism. Sephardic authors. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-52-1), SEF8, BIBLIOG5. (JA) , latam2
Stock number:35113.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan Univ., 1974
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XVIII, 121, [2] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with summary in English. Concerns the trial of Baruch, a German Jew living in Toulouse, who was forcibly baptized after a pogrom, and then tried in the court of Jacques Fournier, bishop of Pamiers, later Pope Benedict XII, who had previously had the Talmud publicly burned in Pamiers. The author discusses not only the trial and its significance, but also the wave of anti-Jewish pogroms and movements in this period in France and Grenada. Subjects: Jews - Persecutions - France. Inquisition - France - Pamiers. Baruch, active 1320. France - History - Medieval period, 987-1515. Light soiling to jacket, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-51-40), Sef8, fr1. (ja) rab11
Stock number:35013.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Waltham, Mass; American Jewish Historical Society, 1976
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original paper wrappers. 4to. 16 pages. 28 cm. “A Bicentennial publication on the life, times and personal papers of the celebrated American Jewish patriot whose efforts helped finance Washington’s army and secure American Independence. ” Staple bound in fine paper wraps with raised signature title, fine tissue endpapers, background illustrations throughout, all text in red and brown ink, thirty four illustrations, and biographical chronology at end. Text details the life of Haym Salomon (Solomon) (1740–1785) , “early American merchant and Revolutionary War patriot. Salomon, who was born in Lissa, Poland, arrived in New York about 1775 after wandering in Europe and became one of the most prominent 18th-century American Jews. During the Revolutionary War he was a distiller and sutler to the American army, and was captured as a spy by the British. His life was spared, and he served as an interpreter in their commissary department. Continuing to give information to the Americans, he assisted their prisoners to escape British captivity while operating a profitable victualing business in New York City under British occupation. Married to Rachel Franks in 1777, he had to flee a year later to Philadelphia, where he began a brokerage and commission business. In 1781 he became an assistant to Robert Morris, superintendent of the Office of Finance, after serving in a similar capacity as broker and treasurer for the huge expenses of the French army stationed in America. Morris characterized him as ‘useful to the public interest. ’ Salomon also lent money without charge to impecunious members of the Continental Congress, among them James Madison, who recommended him as ‘our little friend in Front Street. ’ In 1784 Salomon expanded his business activities to New York, opening a brokerage and auctioneering house there with Jacob Mordecai. A mason, Salomon was a major contributor in 1782 to the Congregation Mikveh Israel building, Philadelphia. He argued against a New Testament oath taken by officeholders in Pennsylvania and worked for political rights of Jews. Though a successful merchant, Salomon invested most of his money in Continental stocks and bonds, and his accounts showed a deficit at the time of his death. The newspaper obituary referred to him as ‘an eminent broker of this city… remarkable for his skill and integrity in his profession, and for his generous and human deportment. ’ He left four children and a widow, who later married David Hilborn. By 1799 she was living in the Batavian Republic. … Exaggerated claims were made for Salomon's services to the American Revolution, largely as a point of Jewish apologetics. Without question, however, he was a vigorous patriot at great personal risk, and a competent financial servant of American independence and of some of its leaders. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Jews - United States - Biography. Salomon, Haym, 1740-1785. United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Biography. Fine condition. (AMR-43-4) x+, Amr4, comhist2, (ja)
Stock number:30742.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Amsterdam, J. B. De Mesquita
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
8vo; 2nd Annual only (of 3? ) Dutch Jewish history annual, published by the Sephardic printer de Mesquita. Contents include: Diego D'Aguilar; Beroemde Rabbijnen; Inez D'Azevedo; De Slaaf te Cordova; etc. Front hinge repair, heavy wear to spine, Good Condition. (sef-35-37), sef4, sef8
Stock number:5098.
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Imprint: New York; Jewish Historical Society Of New York, 1979
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages. 23 cm. Printed in brown ink on cream paper, with illustrated wraps. Contains the lecture delivered by Charles Angoff to commemorate the poem “The New Colossus” at the base of the Statue of Liberty in 1978, which affords extensive documentation of the literary biography and political activism of Emma Lazarus, one of the first renowned Jewish writers in American literary history. Includes facsimile copy of the manuscript of “New Colossus” as well portrait of Emma Lazarus; with frontispiece dedication to Charles Angoff and his portrait as well, who “did not live to see this publication in print. ” Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) , “U. S. Poet, essayist, and activist. Lazarus was born in New York on July 22, 1849, to Moses Lazarus, a wealthy industrialist of Sephardi heritage, and his wife Esther Nathan Lazarus of Ashkenazi background. Both sides of her family had been in America since the Revolution. Lazarus, who was educated at home by private tutors, was originally attracted to classical and romantic art and literature. During the course of her career, she struck up tutelary relationships with important male writers, especially Ralph Waldo Emerson, and including Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Henry James. Her early works included Poems and Translations: Written Between the Ages of Fourteen and Sixteen, published privately by her father in 1867, a novel Alide: An Episode of Goethe's Life (1874) , and a historical tragedy, The Spagnoletto (1876) , as well as a translation of poems by Heinrich Heine, accompanied by a biographical study. By the time she wrote her best-known poem, ‘The New Colossus’ (1883) , a hymn to America, the ‘Mother of Exiles, ’ she had repudiated the glorification of male conquering power, aestheticism, and empty ceremony and asserted instead the power of womanhood, the comfort of motherhood, and the Hebraic prophetic values of compassion and consolation. Lazarus began her return to Jewish tradition in the late 1870s, studying Hebrew and reading Graetz's History of the Jews and George Eliot's novel Daniel Deronda, with its plea for a Jewish national revival. Lazarus began to publish translations of the medieval Spanish-Jewish poets, Judah Halevi , Solomon ibn Gabirol , and others. The Russian pogroms of 1881 and the May Laws of 1882 fired both her social consciousness and her poetic imagination, prompting a series of essays in American journals, especially in Century Magazine (May 1882) , where she replied to an antisemitic article by a Russian journalist, Madame Z. Ragozin. ‘The Dance Unto Death, ’ a verse tragedy about the burning of the Jews of Nordhausen during the Black Death appeared in Songs of a Semite (1882) , dedicated to George Eliot, ‘the illustrious writer who did most among the artists of our day towards elevating and ennobling the spirit of Jewish Nationality. ’ Lazarus's series of 14 essays, ironically entitled ‘Epistle to the Hebrews, ’ written from November 1882 to February 1883, were intended to ‘bring before the Jewish public… facts and critical observations… to arouse a more logical and intelligent estimate of the duties of the hour. ’ Lazarus also involved herself in the practical work of helping new immigrants adjust to America, founding the Hebrew Technical Institute for Vocational Training. In 1883 she sailed to London, armed with letters of introduction from Henry James to well-placed people in England, Jews and non-Jews, who might help her in her effort towards the establishment of a Jewish national home-land. A decade before Theodore Herzl launched the Zionist movement, Lazarus argued in poetry and prose for Palestine as a safe haven for oppressed Jews everywhere. Lazarus, who never married, died of cancer at the age of 38. After her death, her sister, Josephine Lazarus, prohibited the inclusion of ‘anything Jewish’ in the collected edition of her works that appeared in 1889. ‘The New Colossus, ’ with its famous image of ‘huddled masses yearning to breathe free, ’ was engraved on a memorial plaque and affixed to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903.” (EJ 2007) Publications of the Jewish Historical Society of New York; number 3. Subjects: Poets, American - 19th century - Biography. Women social reformers - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Social reformers - United States - Biography. Zionists - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887. New York (N. Y. ) - Biography. Fine condition. (AMR-43-3) x+, AMR4, zionism1, women1, lit1 (JA)
Stock number:30741.
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Imprint: Livorno: Y. Kosta Va-Havero, 1871
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards. 8vo. 276 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew and some Ladino. Title translates to “Five Feasts: According to Baghdadi Customs and All those who Attend. ” Selihot -- Commentaries. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. Fasts and feasts. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Bar Ilan, JTS, NLI) , only 1 in the US. Boards are worn. Some period writing on title page. Contents are very good. Overall good condition. (RAB-65-34), Liturgy2, it1, sef9
Stock number:40499.
$US 175.00
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Imprint: Bombei [Bombay] : Bi-Defus H?adash Shel Dia Bombei Hibru Pablishing End Print?ing Pres, Madpisim U-Mokhre Sefarim,, 1933
Binding: Paperback
Original Wrappers, 8vo, 6 pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew with English translation on facing pages. SUBJECT (S) : Tehinnot – Texts. Yom Kippur -- Prayer-books and devotions. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Rosh ha-Shanah -- Prayer-books and devotions. Yom Kippur -- Prayer-books and devotions. Tehinnot -- Texts. Order of supplication. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Bar Ilan, & NLI) , none outside Israel. Very Good Condition. (SEF-47-35), SEF7, india1. (JA) , liturgy1
Stock number:33102.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Livorno [Leghorn]: Koshta, Yisrael, 1881
Binding: Hardcover
Period boards with original leather spine. 4to, 63 leaves, 31 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Yaakov’s Spirit. ” Yaakov Ben-Shabat was a Moroccan Torah and Talmud scholar who was head of the Mogador Yeshivah. Ruah Yaakov is his commentary on the Torah and Gemmarah. CD 000122627. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Wisc, Harvard) . Wear to outer boards, pages brown and brittle, but complete with solid binding. Good Condition thus.. (HEB-48-12), Rab12, sef9
Stock number:36844.
$US 275.00
Imprint: Resende, Brazil: Academy of Terrestrial Military History of Brazil - AHIMTB, 2008
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; Paperback, 8vo, 284 pages. Includes over 225 photos and portraits, a majority in color. 22 cm. In  Portuguese. Includes Sephardic and Ashkenazi soldiers. In January 1942, Brazil broke relations with the Axis at the Rio conference, and entered the war officially in August of that year, unlike Argentina, which declared war when Germany was collapsing in late March 1945. This book tells the story of its Jewish soldiers in the War. In new Condition. (MX-33-17), holocaust3, sef4
Stock number:21167.
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Imprint: Bloomington; Indiana University Press, 2007
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 278 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "Miriam Bodian's study of crypto-Jewish martyrdom in Iberian lands during the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions depicts a new type of martyr that emerged in the late sixteenth century - a defiant, educated judaizing martyr who engaged in disputes with inquisitors. By examining closely the Inquisition dossiers of four men who were tried in the Iberian Peninsula or Spanish America and who developed judaizing theologies that drew from currents of Reformation thinking that emphasized the authority of Scripture and the religious autonomy of individual interpreters of Scripture, Miriam Bodian reveals unexpected connections between Reformation thought and historic crypto-Judaism. "- Jacket. Subjects: Marranos - Latin America - Biography. Marranos - Spain - Biography. Marranos - Portugal - Biography. Jews - Persecutions - Latin America - History - 16th century. Jews - Persecutions - Latin America - History - 17th century. Jews - Persecutions - Spain - History - 16th century. Jews - Persecutions - Spain - History - 17th century. Jews - Persecutions - Portugal - History - 16th century. Jews - Persecutions - Portugal - History - 17th century. Marranos - Latin America. Light wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-51-54), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35027.
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Imprint: Tel-Aviv; Hotsa'at Nahar, 1987
Binding: Hardback
Hardback. 4to. [144] pages. 33 cm. First Fascimile edition. Text in Hebrew and French; introduction also in English. Cover title: Hagadah = Agadda. Seder Hagadah shel Pesah. Transcribed by Yitshak Tsoref; illustrated by Ya? Akov Tsoref. Facsimile of a manuscript from the Moldovan family collection. The Bordeaux Haggadah is the first illuminated 19th century manuscript haggadah made in France. This Haggadah Facsimile includes one large map of the Holy Land and a large map of the Holy City of Jerusalem, printed in 1813. “This Haggadah reflects the affluence and position of the Sephardic Jews of France in the nineteenth century. A Sephardic community was established in Bordeaux soon after the expulsion from Spain and Portugal at the end of the 15th century, where they became well-established and prosperous. The artistic elements and the composition of this Haggadah are in the tradition of the Neo-classical Empire style of the Napoleonic Era. Besides the standard Sephardi Passover liturgy, there are instructions in Ladino, as well as some translations of the Hebrew into Aramaic. The text is divided evenly between Hebrew and French. ” - Yale Exhibits. Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Facsimiles. Manuscripts, French - Facsimiles. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Bordeaux Haggadah. OCLC lists 20 copies. Near fine condition. (HAG-13-29), Hag4, fr1.
Stock number:33884.
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Imprint: Barcelona: Consejo Superior DE Investigaciones Ciertíficas., 1954.
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo. 225-241 pages (ie 16 pages) . In French. Reprinted from Homenaje a Millas-Vallicrose, Vol. 1. SUBJECT(S) : Theology – Jewish; Theology – Muslim. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Brunschvig (1901-1990) was born in Bordeaux, and taught languages and literature there, and at Tunis and Algiers. In Paris, he was director of Institute of Islamic Studies at the Sorbonne. (Corcos, EJ) Inscribed by author. Top corner bumped, front cover has a spot where it looks like a sticker was torn off, very good condition. (MX-7-28), Sef2, rab2
Stock number:19342.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1950
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 343 pages; Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 343 pages. The first Jews settled in the area in the 1600s. Originally the community was Sephardic, later Ashkenazic. The Jewish community provided many soldiers for the Civil War. Photo endpapers compliment this thorough Southern Jewish community history. 8 pages of plates. 22 cm. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 267-325. Subject : Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Wear to corners of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-mx-1-5), mx2, amr3, AMR4, INBT, CDS, sef6, mea, inbt. Illustr: Illustrated by 15 Photo Plates+other Photos
Stock number:21623.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1950
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 343 pages; 1st edition. original Publisher's cloth. 22 cm. 8 pages of plates. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 267-325 . The first Jews settled in the area in the 1600s. Originally the community was Sephardic, later Ashkenazic. The Jewish community provided many soldiers for the Civil War. Photo endpapers compliment this thorough Southern Jewish community history. Subject : Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Institutional stamp on endpage. Otherwise fresh and clean. Great condition. (AMR-41-21)xxxx, sef1, AMR5 (IM). Illustr: Illustrated by 15 Photo Plates+other Photos
Stock number:29975.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1950
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 343 pages; Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 343 pages. The first Jews settled in the area in the 1600s. Originally the community was Sephardic, later Ashkenazic. The Jewish community provided many soldiers for the Civil War. Photo endpapers compliment this thorough Southern Jewish community history. 8 pages of plates. 22 cm. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 267-325. Subject : Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Edges worn and dusty, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-41-44), mx2, AMR4, SEF7, mea, inbt. Illustr: Illustrated by 15 Photo Plates+other Photos
Stock number:31351.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1950
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 343 pages; Original Publisher's Cloth with dustjacket. 8vo. 343 pages. The first Jews settled in the area in the 1600s. Originally the community was Sephardic, later Ashkenazic. The Jewish community provided many soldiers for the Civil War. Photo endpapers compliment this thorough Southern Jewish community history. 8 pages of plates. 22 cm. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 267-325. Subject : Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. Ex-library. Otherwise, very good condition. (MX-35-20), AMR4, SEF7, inbt, MEA. Illustr: Illustrated by 15 Photo Plates+other Photos
Stock number:31854.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem; Israel Universities Press, 1973
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 213 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Translation of ha-Yehudim be-artsot ha-Mizrah ha-tikhon be-yamenu. Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-206) . Sociological, economic, and demographic survey of recent Jewish history in North Africa and the Middle East, covering the Jewish communities of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Yemen, and the Arabian Peninsula. Subjects: Jews - Middle East. Light rubbing and chipping to edges of jacket, institutional stamp on front end paper, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-51-1), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:34972.
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Imprint: Jerusalem; Division For The Study Of Asian And African Jewry, The Institute Of Contemporary Jewry, 1976
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 4to. 19, 453, XXVII pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Title pages and prefaces in English and Hebrew. Entries in Hebrew, English, and French. “This is an annotated bibliography of books, pamphlets and articles in periodicals and newspapers, covering the years 1860-1971. The bibliography is arranged by subject in two main divisions: A. Jewish Communities of the Muslim Middle East and B. Jews of Asia and Africa in Palestine/Israel. Author and place name indexes are included. ” - #251, Judaica Reference Sources, Second Edition. Subjects: Jews - Bibliography. Jews - Middle East - Bibliography. Juifs - Moyen-Orient - Bibliographie. Light soiling to upper portion of backstrip; otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-51-3), Sef8, bibliog5. (ja)
Stock number:34976.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Amsterdam: Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam (NIHS) ,, 1985
Softcover, 4to, 96 pages, illustrated, portraits, 28 cm. In Dutch. Includes Sephardica and Ashkenazi Jews. Series: Hakehilla; 31 jaarg. , no. 1; Variation: Hakehilla; 31 jaarg. , no. 1. SUBJECT (S) : Joden. Jews; Jewish diaspora; Netherlands; local history; Amsterdam. Cover title. "Jublieum-uitgave Hakehilla, 31e jaargang no. 1, tisjri 5746, september 1985." Other Titles: Drie honderdvijftig jaar Joodse Gemeente. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Stanford, Bibliotheek Universiteit van Amsterdam, Nederlands Inst, Universiteit Leiden) . Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-4) xx, MX3, SEF4, comhist2
Stock number:25202.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berkeley, Calif. ; Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, 1981
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 314 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Festschrift in memory of Walter J. Fischel, with articles on Jews of Cochin, Kurdistan, etc. Contains the following: "In Memoriam - Walter Fischel, " Berthold Lowenfeld, "Walter J. Fischel - Representative of a New Chapter in American - Jewish Scholarship, " H. C. Reissner, "The Present State of Research on the History of the Jews in India from the 16th Century On, " Fischel, "Bibliography of Walter J. Fischel's Publications, " Caspi, "A Biblical Hapax Legomenon in Modern Hebrew Literature, " Uziel Adini, "Two Biblical Midrashim on the 'Asham, " Jacob Milgrom, "Johanan Ben Beroqua and Women's Rights, " David Daube, "Do the Zugot Represent Opposing Left and Right Wing Factions Within the Pharisaic Party?" Allan Harris Cutler, "Schaliach as Missio: Rudolph Sohm and Early Christian Structure, " Gary Lease, "The Order of the Books, " Sheldon R. Brunswick, "Did Mehmet II know Hebrew?" Steven Bowman "Amendments to Marriage Contracts from the Cairo Geniza, " Gershon Weiss, "Maimonides and a Discussion of Muslim Speculative Theology, " Franz Rosenthal, "Preliminaries to a Study of the Romance Names of the Synagogue, " Yakov Malkiel, "Kavanah, " Leo Jung, "Spinoza's Substance and the Human Consciousness, " Jean-Michel Terdjman, "Samuel Niger - Creative Commentators, " Isidore David Passow, "Urteil as Structural Energy in Kafka's 'Das Urteil, '" Arnold J. Band, "Marx' and Engels' Heavenly City, " Emil Kauder, "Between Geology and History: Jews, cots, and Biblical Themes in Robert Louis Stevenson's Silverado Squatters, " Murray Baumgarten, "Pluralism in American Religious Thought, " J. Edward Dirks, "Le Scorpion d'Albert Memmi: l'Unite par l'Imagination, " Anne Martie Hiller, "A Preliminary Note on Some Jewish Anglo-. Indians, " Noel Q. King, "A Survey of the Oral and Written Literature of the Kurdish Jews, " Yona Sabar, "A Case History of Judaism: the Jews of Cochin in India and in Israel, " Mandelbaum, "Wedding Customs of the Jews of Cochin According to the Book of Poems and the Songs of Praise, " Caspi. Subjects: Judaism - History. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism. Rabbinical literature. Fischel, Walter Joseph, 1902-1973. Light shelf wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-51-24) xx, Sef8, fest1. (ja)
Stock number:34997.
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Imprint: Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society,, 1996
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 4to. XVI, 677 pages. 27 cm. First edition. “A thorough compilation and analysis of the religious customs of the Iberian Jews who converted to Catholicism, largely under duress, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The book details crypto-Jewish culture in Spain, Portugal, and their American colonies, principally Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. Although many of the converts quickly melded into the Catholic mainstream, thousands of others and their descendents strove to preserve their Jewish culture despite the efforts of the Inquisition to suppress them. Even in its increasing divergence from normative Judaism, some Jewish customs survived among the crypto-Jews in the celebrations of life-cycle events, in weekly and annual calendars of religious observance, in prayer practices, in dietary customs, and so forth. Gitlitz culled information from Inquisition testimony, chronicles, rabbinical rulings, letters, eyewitness accounts, religious books, and other historical documents to give the most thorough and accurate picture of crypto-Jews ever assembled. Secrecy and Deceit is the winner of two prestigious national awards: the 1996 National Jewish Book Award for Sephardic Studies, and the first Lucy Dawidowicz Prize in History, established by The Jewish Forward. (Publishers Description) . Subjects: Jews - Spain - History. Marranos - Religious life. Spain - Ethnic relations. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-47-23) Xx, Sef7. (ja)
Stock number:33047.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Chicago; University Of Chicago Press, 1990
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. X, 181 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Jewish Life in Muslim Libya combines historical and anthropological perspectives in depicting the changing relations between Muslims and Jews in Libya from the early nineteenth century up to the middle of the twentieth century. Harvey E. Goldberg shows that the cultural and religious worlds of the Jewish and Muslim communities in Libya were deeply intertwined in daily life and largely remained so despite political and social changes under successive Ottoman and Italian rule. He documents the intricate symbolic linkages of Jews and Muslims in different periods and in a variety of settings. His accounts of traditional Jewish weddings, of mock fights between Jewish teams that took place in early nineteenth-century Tripoli, and of the profession of street peddling demonstrate that, despite age-old images of Jews as outsiders or infidels, Jews were also an essential and familiar part of the local Islamic society. Goldberg's narrative continues through the British Military Administration in Libya, a period which saw growing Libyan nationalism and, in 1945, three days of riots in which more than 130 Jews were killed. Goldberg reflects on how these events both expressed and exacerbated a rupture in the social fabric linking Muslims and Jews, setting the scene for the mass emigration of Libyan Jews from their homeland. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Jews - Libya - History. Jews - Libya - Social life and customs. Ethnic relations. In fine condition; still wrapped in plastic straight from publisher. Great condition. (SEF-51-35), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35008.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Istanbul; N. Guleryuz, 1992
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 12mo. 27, [5] pages. 20 cm. 2Nd Revised edition. Published to mark the five hundredth year of the expulsion of Jews from Spain and their welcome to Ottoman Lands. Condensed from a lecture by Naim Guleryuz, the Curator of the Jewish Museum in Turkey and Vice President of the Quincentennial Foundation of Turkey. Contains a condensed history of Jewish life in Anatolia, the Sepharad exile, the life of Ottoman Jews, the Turkish Republic, Equality, and shelter from Nazi Persecution; and Turkish Jews today, with a description of cultural, communal, educational, and synagogues, highlighting the community in Istanbul. Illustrated through, with five pages of plates (some color photographs) at rear. Subjects: Jews - Turkey - History. Sephardim - Turkey - History. Ethnic relations. Jews. Sephardim. History. Turkey - Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 18 copies of this edition. Institutional stamps on endpages and title page, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-51-27), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35000.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Livorno: Ba-Defus Shel Nahman Sa?adon,, 1823
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Later cloth, 4to, 129 leaves [i. E. 258 pages]. 31 cm. In Hebrew. Judah Ben Jacob Najar (d. 1830) , was a talmudist, author, and dayyan in Tunis. Ohole Yehudah, his last work, is a commentary on Sifre, with text and some decisions. SUBJECT(S) : Sifrei -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide, but only 2 in the US (HUC, Ohio State) . Ex-library, but no stamps or marks to text (only to later binding) , period notations to title page in a Sephardic hand, Tiny bit of worming in a few spots, otherwise Very Good Condition (kh-5-27), Rab11, sef9
Stock number:36204.
$US 300.00
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Imprint: New York: Spanish National Tourist Offices, 1979
Softcover, 8vo, 18 pages, illustrated, 22 x 28 cm. Loaded with photos of synagogues and sites. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Spain. Spain -- Description and travel. Booklet folded in half. Light wear to cover edges and corners. Very good condition. (Art-11-16), Art1, sef5
Stock number:25734.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Leipzig; O. Schulze, 1887
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original quarter calf and boards. 8vo. XLIX, 361 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Judeo-Arabic (Arabic text in Hebrew characters) ; foreword and table of contents in German. The Kitab al Khazari, commonly called the Kuzari, is one of the most famous works of the medieval Spanish Jewish philosopher and poet Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, completed around 1140. Its title is an Arabic phrase meaning Book of the Khazars, while the subtitle 'The book of refutation and proof on behalf of the most despised religion' shows its purpose and context in medieval Jewish thought. Divided into five parts ('ma'amarim' - articles) , it takes the form of a dialogue between the rabbi and a pagan, in this book the pagan was the then mythologized by Jews pagan king of the Khazars who was invited to instruct him in the tenets of the Jewish religion. Originally written in Arabic, the book was translated by numerous scholars (including Judah ibn Tibbon) into Hebrew and other languages. In 1887 the Arabic original was published for the first time by Hartwig Hirschfeld. Parallel to his Arabic edition, Hirschfeld also published a critical edition of the Ibn Tibbon translation of the text, based upon six medieval manuscripts. Hirschfeld published the first German translation from the Arabic original, and in 1905 his English translation from Arabic appeared. Hartwig Hirschfeld (1854-1934) “English Orientalist; born at Thorn, Prussia. He studied at Posen, at the universities of Berlin and Strasburg, and at Paris under Derenbourg. In 1887 he edited Judah ha-Levi's 'Cuzari' in Arabic and Hebrew, and translated it into German. Hirschfeld was professor of Biblical exegesis, Semitic languages, and philosophy at the Montefiore College, Ramsgate, England, from 1889 to 1896, and then became master in Semitic languages and sublibrarian at Jews' College, London” - 1906 JE. Attractively bound in original quarter leather, with gilt title, raised bands; marbled boards, decorative endpages. Subjects: Judaism - Apologetic works. Kuzari. Buch Al-Chazari. Light wear to edges, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-56), Ger8, arab1, spec6, rab10, sef8. (ja)
Stock number:33795.
$US 500.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Published by Sepher-Hermon Press for Sephardic House at Congregation Shearith Israel, 1983. Cloth. 8vo. 95 pages. Frontis portrait. 5 pages of plates. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Turkey - Biography; Jewish scholars - Turkey - Biography. Gilt lettering on spine. Minor bumping to edges of dustjacket. Some creasing to corners of dustjacket. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-6-2) ., SEF1
Stock number:17923.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Published by Sepher-Hermon Press for Sephardic House at Congregation Shearith Israel, 1983. Cloth. 8vo. 95 pages. Frontis portrait. 5 pages of plates. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Turkey - Biography; Jewish scholars - Turkey - Biography. Gilt lettering on spine. Minor bumping to edges of dustjacket. Creasing to rear of dustjacket. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-7-15) ., SEF1
Stock number:17948.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Be-Amsterdam; Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Naftali Herts Rofe Ve-‘im Hatano Kashman, 1754
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards. 12mo. [5], 320 leaves. 19 cm. In Hebrew. Shulhan Arukh (“Set Table”) “A summary and codification of halakhah in brief and authoritative form, completed in Safed in 1563 by the Sephardic rabbi, Yosef Karo. First published in Venice in 1565 and reprinted many times in the succeeding decades and centuries, the Shulhan ‘arukh is an abridgement and distillation of Karo’s Bet Yosef—commentary and glosses on the medieval code Arba‘ah turim by Ya‘akov ben Asher. As is the Turim, the Shulhan ‘arukh is divided into four sections: Orah hayim, on Sabbath, holiday and daily commandments; Yoreh de‘ah, on dietary laws and various other categories such as mourning and purity; Even ha-‘ezer, chiefly on marriage and divorce; and ? Oshen mishpat, mainly on civil law. … Mosheh Isserles (Rema’; 1520? –1572) , who had composed his own commentary on the Arba‘ah turim called Darkhe Mosheh, expressed strong, albeit critical, support for adopting the Shulhan ‘arukh. He maintained that its widespread acceptance gave it halakhic status and prestige that should not be defied. Thus, a judge who ruled contrary to the Shulhan ‘arukh would be considered to have erred and his verdict would be annulled. To prevent the Shulhan ‘arukh from achieving authoritative status in Poland in its original form, Isserles added his own gloss to it, Ha-Mapah (The Tablecloth) , in which he presented dissenting Ashkenazic opinions. In this way, he increased the diffusion of Shulhan ‘arukh but also stopped the spread of the Sephardic tradition represented in it through the Polish halakhic world. Subsequent Polish and Ashkenazic traditions accepted the view that whenever Isserles dissented from Karo, judges would rule according to Ha-Mapah; only the absence of a gloss was considered to be agreement with the Shulhan ‘arukh. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe; Shulhan ‘arukh) . Printed on ragpaper, with decorative border on title page. Subjects: Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Orah hayim. OCLC lists 7 copies (of Shulhan Arukh by this printer in the 16th century; none listed for this year) . Backstrip previously rebacked with tape, previous repairs to title page, light edge wear and light soiling throughout, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SPEC-36-27), Spec6, heb3, sef7. (ja)
Stock number:31589.
$US 350.00
Binding: Hardback
4to. 141 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Piyutim. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Has dust jacket that is a little rubbed and edgeworn. Very good condition. In Very Good Jacket (Katsh-1-18) x11, Katsh1, , sef2, heb1
Stock number:19481.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Coalition For The Advancement Of Jewish Education, 1991
Binding: Paperback
4to. Book ii, 45, 44 p. : ill. In English. Some Illustrations. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Customs and practices.  Sephardim -- Social life and customs.  OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Cover slightly bent, in very good condition. (MX12-20), MX1, sef4, comhist2
Stock number:21339.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Culver City (Calif. ) : Labyrinthos, 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 4to, XV, 302 pages. Limited Edition. In Ladino, using Latin script. Introduction in English. Series: The Sephardic classical library, 8; “Our critical edition of the Ladino Mahzor of Ferrara [1553] for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is based on a copy preserved in the Rare Book department of ‘The Free Library of Philadelphia’; its translation is derived from a more complete Ladino Siddur including the prayers for all the days of the year, also printed in Ferrara in 1552…: (From Editor’s preface) OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE, BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL – MADRID) Silver embossed spine title and tablet design on cover. Letter from Rabbi Marc Angel to previous owner, along with article in Ladino laid in. Near Fine condition. (SEF-23-9), SEF4, mx3, liturgy2, lang1
Stock number:25143.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London, Princeton University Press, 1984
Binding: Cloth
Very Good Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket; 8vo; 245 pages; Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1984. Paperback, 8vo, 245 pages. Lewis presents a systematic overview of how Jews fared in various Muslim countries at different times. Very Good Condition. (SEF-13-33), sef4, comhist2, mx3, arab1, sef6, mea, inbt. Illustr: Illustrated by 21 Plates
Stock number:3923.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Bloch Pub. Co, 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Softbound. 12mo. 96 pages. 19 cm. First edition. A biography written on the Sephardic Jew Mordecai M. Noah, American diplomat and writer, NYC politician, and founder of the failed Ararat refuge project, he is remembered as an early Zionist, especially in this biography by Makover, a member at the time of writing of the Intercollegiate Zionist Association of America. Subjects: United States; Zionism; Noah, M; M; (Mordecai Manuel) ; 1785-1851; Biographies. Slightly foxed and worn covers, with a small tear at edge. Edges browned. Pages fresh. Pen mark dedication on cover page. Good+ condition. Scarce. (SEF41-15) Xx, Sef6, zionism1, amr4, comhist2. (ja)
Stock number:28317.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
Leipzig, No Publisher, 1862. Quarter-leather, Square 8vo, xx, 107 leaves. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Includes nice frontis lithograph of Menasse. SUBJECT(S): Philosophy, Jewish. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Vanderbilt). Foxing throughout. Tiny bit of worming to gutter margin, wear to 19th century covers especially at corners, corners folded on last 30 leaves, not affecting text. Internal binding starting but intact. Otherwise Good Condition. Somewhat scarce edition. (k-sef-1-1), sef1, heb1
Stock number:21071.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Amsterdam : Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Naftali Hirts Ben Aleksander Zisk?ind Lev?i Me-?emdin, 1726
Binding: Hardcover
Rebound in modern black cloth, 12mo. , 220 leaves. In Hebrew. References: StCB 7492. Vinograd Amsterdam 1283. Sephardic prayer book. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide, both in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Tresoar) . Light staining to bottom edge of text block. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-4-4), AC HEB3, Liturgy2, sef7, dreyfus1
Stock number:28585.
$US 400.00
Imprint: Amsterdam: Hevio La-Defus Kerovo Ya`akov Da Silva Mendes, Nidpas `a. Y. Girard Yohan Yanson, 1771
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Period boards. 8vo. 358 pages.17 cm. In Hebrew. The title translates to “Order for Prayers for the Festivals: According to the Holy Sefardic Community. ” This mahzor was previously owned by David Sulzberger of Philadelphia, a trustee of Gratz College and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and a prominent figure in the Hebrew Educational Society of Philadelphia (EJ) . It also bears the original 18th century manuscript signature of the publisher, Jacob DaSilva Mendes. SUBJECTS: Liturgy. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Vinograd, 2005. CD 000172481. Minor repairs to title page. Internally Very Good. Overall a very fine copy. (HEB-50-5), Liturgy2, sef9
Stock number:37639.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Tel Aviv; Hotsa'at Sifriyat Ma?ariv, 1981
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 4to. 211 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Ladino and Hebrew. 'Pearls of Sefarad: Two thousand Proverbs, a treasury of Sephardic Wisdom. ' A collection of Ladino proverbs and aphorisms. Gilt illustrations on opposing pages throughout, printed in brown and gilt ink. Ladino is transliterated in latin characters as well. Subjects: Proverbs, Ladino. Proverbs, Ladino - Translations into Hebrew. Proverbs, Hebrew - Translations from Ladino. Jews - Spain. Sephardim. Jews - Folklore. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-29), Sef7,
Stock number:33053.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Spring Valley, NY; Orot, 2001
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 4to. 135 pages. 27 cm. First edition. “Rabbi Bezalel Naor, well known lecturer and author, has published a unique contribution to Holocaust studies. The book, entitled "Kabbalah and the Holocaust, " deals specifically with Kabbalistic responses to the Shoah. Based both on interviews with survivors and historic research, the author records how Kabbalists of various communities fell back on their respective mystic traditions to avert the evil decree. In this book, Rabbi Naor performs a twofold service, tracing the historic development of different schools within Kabbalah, and telling how representatives of those schools used the weapons within their spiritual armamentum to combat the enemy. Thus, the reader gains perspective on the Lithuanian Mitnagdic school of the Vilna Gaon, the Galician-Hungarian-Rumanian Hasidic dynasty of Nadborna, the Balkan (Bulgaria, Greece and Yugoslavia) Sephardic school, the Polish Hasidic tradition of Pshyscha (Kotzk-Izbica-Lublin-Radzyn) , and the Yemenite approach. The book is essential to Holocaust studies for yet another reason. It corrects a certain ethnocentric distortion by showing that the conflagration affected Sephardic Jews and came close to engulfing Yemenite Jewry. Discussed are topics such as: meditation; reincarnation; Divine communication; free will vs. Predestination; good and evil and beyond; automatic speech; and Semitic and Japhetic civilizations. Rabbi Bezalel Naor has been a student of Kabbalah for many years, and has published numerous scholarly articles and books in the field, including recently the revised version of the Vilna Gaon's commentary to Sifra di-Zeni'uta from a manuscript in the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. Kabbalah and the Holocaust is a handsome folio volume, cloth hardcover with black endpapers. The dust jacket has white embossed lettering on a stark black background and is visually stunning. ” (Review by Michael Skakun in the March 15th 2002 weekly “Jewish Press”) . Subjects: Cabala - History. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . Mysticism - Judaism. Rabbis - Anecdotes. Mystics - Anecdotes. Hasidim - Anecdotes. Vg+ in very good jacket. (HOLO2-97-2), holo7, wiv0512, EE2, SEF6, RAB8, COMHIST2. (JA) order from publisher or used jewish books.com
Stock number:29483.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: Cambridge, Mass. ; Association For Jewish Studies, 1978
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. VII, 178 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Proceedings of regional conferences sponsored by the Association for Jewish Studies in cooperation with the University of Michigan (Mar. 9-10, 1975, in Ann Arbor) and with New York University (Apr. 13-14, 1975, in New York) entitled Hebrew and Jewish languages: case studies of language-culture continuity. Contents: The historical periods of the Hebrew language / by Joshua Blau - Aramaic and its dialects / by Jonas C. Greenfield - Yiddish / by Marvin Herzog - Judeo-romance languages / by George Jochnowitz - Ladino language and literature / by Denah Lida - Judeo-Persian / by Herbert H. Paper - Medieval Judeo-Arabic by Joshua Blau - The languages of Palestine, 200 B. C. E. -200 C. E. Subjects: Jews - Languages - Congresses. Jews - Languages. Conference proceedings. Outer edges soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good +condition. (SEF-51-16), SEF8. (JA) , lang1, semitics1
Stock number:34989.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Yoseloff, 1960
Binding: Hardcover
Small 8vo; 231 pages. Very Good Condition. (holo2-53-2), holo5, brit1, ee1
Stock number:26129.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Porto Alegre: Editora Garatuja, 1975. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 108 pages. Contains black and white photos. Portuguese. Historical monograph followed by a photographic section. Contains a list of surnames of Jewish settlers as well as many photographic portraits. Some were Sephardic. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul (State) - History. Bumping to edges. Ripling to spine. Small tears to top of front cover. (SEF-3-2) ., SEF1
Stock number:17862.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
An Illuminated Passover Compendium from Mid-14th-Century Catalonia in the Collections of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester... N.Y.: Abrams, (1988). 4to, 76 pages of text, many color plates. red silk cloth, lettered in gilt, matching slipcase. See images at www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2012/rylands-haggadah Near Fine Condition in original publisher's shipping box., hag, sef, lit, rab2
Stock number:16907.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Jewish Historical Society Of New York, 1977
Binding: Paperback
[1789] Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. XVI, 16 pages. 23 cm. Introduction by Isidore S. Meyer, followed by a photostatic reproduction of the 1789 edition of the sermon given by Gershom Mendes Seixas, original title: “A religious discourse delivered in the synagogue in this city, on Thursday the 26th November, 1789. Agreeable to the proclamation of the president of the United States of America, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer. ” “Printed by Archibald M'Lean, at Franklin's Head no. 41, Hanover-Square. ” Introduction outlines contemporaneous historical background, with reference and bibliographic notes. Sermon delivered by “Gershom Mendez Seixas. American rabbi and patriot; born in New York city Jan. 14, 1745; died there July 2, 1816; son of Isaac Mendez Seixas (1708-80) and Rachel Levy, daughter of Moses Levy, an early New York merchant. Seixas became the minister of Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese congregation of his native city, in 1766, and occupied the rabbinate for about half a century. At the outbreak of the American Revolution he at once espoused the Patriot cause, though many of the Christian ministers of the city sympathized with the Tories. … After the war Seixas returned to New York (March 23, 1784) and resumed his former position as rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel. He was one of the first ministers to preach a regular Thanks-giving Day sermon (see ‘Daily Gazette, ’ Dec. 23, 1789) , and was also one of the fourteen clergymen participating in the ceremony of the inauguration of George Washington as first president of the United States. In 1787 he became a trustee of Columbia College in the city of New York, and held that office continuously to 1815, being the only Jew ever so honored. When the college was incorporated, Seixas' name appeared in the charter as one of the incorporators. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Publications of the Jewish Historical Society of New York; number 2. Subjects: American Jewish Historical Society, New York. Congregation Shearith Israel, New York. Jewish sermons, American. Thanksgiving Day addresses. Fine condition. A very important document, and increasingly difficult to find. (AMR-43-1) x+, AMR4, LITURGY1, sermons1, sef
Stock number:30739.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Huelva; Universidad De Huelva, 2004
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. 199 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Spanish. 'The Secret of Penaranda; the Judeo-Converso Universe and the Library of Barcarrota in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ' Francisco de Penaranda, a physician and crypto-Jew, who fled the inquisition and left behind his personal library of works banned by the inquisition (gems of Spanish literature and medical writings) hidden in a wall, which was only recently uncovered (1992) ; this is an authoritative history of the physician, his family, and the 'Barcarrota' library, extensively drawing of legal documents, inquisition and church records of the period. Subjects: Marrano physicians - Spain - Extremadura - History - 16th century. Marrano physicians - Spain - Extremadura - History - 17th century. Marranos - Spain - Extremadura - Genealogy. Peñaranda, Francisco de, approximately 1488- - Family. Near fine. Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-51-50), SEF8. (JA) , bibliog5
Stock number:35023.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [New York: [Quincentennial Foudnation Of Istanbul (U. S. A) ], 1992
Binding: Hardback
Papercovers, spiral bound, 4to. , 16 pages. Essay on Turkish Jewry by a Professor of Turkish and Judeo-Turkish History at UCLA, printed in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Sephardic Jews in Turkey. Includes bibliography and contacts for information on Turkish Jewry. Very good condition. (SEF-35-16), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25380.
$US 100.00
A series of papers connected to a controversy in 1997 over changes in the board of Trustees, and in 2004 over changes in the seating plan of the Synagogue which would have allowed both women and men to sit on the main floor, changing a tradition that dates back to the consecration of the original synagogue building on Mill Street in 1730. Extensively researched reports submitted by a congregant on the history of the rituals around seating at Shearith Israel, and the importance of continuity of their traditions. He argues that this change would move the service away from its unique Western Sephardic style, and closer to that of Modern Orthodoxy, an Ashkenazi movement. Also included are various papers connected to celebrations and special events at the Synagogue, and brochures on the building’s history, legacy and capital campaign. Some papers are folded. 24 items. Very good condition. (SEF-35-21), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25385.
$US 175.00
Imprint: London, Edward Goldston, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 197 pages; Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 196 pages. 23 cm. Dissertation: The author's thesis, London. "Jonah ben Abraham of Gerona was a famous Spanish Rabbi of the Middle Ages. Thanks to his ethical works, which were reprinted again and again, his name has for centuries been a household word in pious Jewish circles." -Tipped in on FEP. SUBJECT(S): Named Person: Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi, ca. 1200-1263. Bibliography: pages 190-192. Also issued online. Ex-library with usual markings. Very good condition. (SPEC23-34), RAB8, SPEC5, CDS, SEF7
Stock number:27446.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute For The Study Of Jewish Communities In The East, 1997
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. 139 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Bibliography of the works of al-Basir in the Firkovitch collection, with texts and studies on his writings. “Joseph b. Abraham al-Basir (called the Seer, a euphemism for 'the Blind') was a widely traveled theologian, a polyglot, and a student of Rabbanite lore. He was held in high esteem by the Karaites as a religious authority. His works include al-Muhtawi ('The Compendium, ' or, in Hebrew, Sefer Ne'mot) , a theological study which reveals deep Mu? Tazilite influence. Consisting of 40 chapters, the book presents a Karaite adaptation of the kalam doctrines, as well as polemics against Christians and pagans. He also left an epitome of his major work, al-Tamyiz, and a book on inheritance and on ritual cleanliness, al-Istibsar ('Investigation') . ” - EJ 2008, Judeo-Arabic Literature. Subjects: Manuscripts, Judeo-Arabic - Russia (Federation) - Saint Petersburg- Catalogs. Arabische handschriften. Judeo-arabisch. Archives. Manuscripts, Judeo-Arabic. Basir, Joseph ben Abraham, ha-Kohen ha-Ro'eh al-, active 11th century - Archives – Catalogs. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-51-12), SEF8, ARAB1. (JA) , bibliog5
Stock number:34985.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: New York; Jewish Historical Society Of New York, 1976
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 28 pages. 22 cm. "Delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Jewish Historical Society of New York held at Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish & Portugese Synagogue on April 10, 1975." An insightful lecture correcting common misconceptions about early American Jewish History as demonstrated in historical errata discovered throughout years of research, i. E. : the mention of Solomon Stern, an Amsterdam Jew stranded in Boston in 1649, the Jews from Brazil who landed in 1654 being met by a Jacob Barsimson, the boat being in actuality named the Ste Catherine and not the St. Charles, the sprinkling of Ashkenazim among the first Sephardim in America, Marranos in Savannah, Georgia, etc. ; the response of Marc Angel attempts to highlight what Stern’s research indicates, the questions it opens, as well as highlighting recent research on the interrelations of Ashkenazim and Sephardim in America and Europe, such as Spanish inscriptions on Ashkenazic tombs. Malcolm H. Stern (1915–1984) was a "U. S. Reform rabbi, historian, [&] genealogist. Stern, who has been called ‘the father of Jewish genealogy in America, ’ was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1981, Stern joined the faculty of the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, initially as counselor for student field work and subsequently as adjunct professor of American Jewish History. There he continued his research, begun in 1950, as genealogist for the American Jewish Archives and the American Historical Society. Stern compiled the pioneering volume American Families of Jewish Descent (1960) , an eight-pound tome containing 26, 000 names researched over the course of 10 years of labor. It was the first genealogical survey of Jewish families who settled in the United States between 1654 and 1840, and was lauded as an invaluable research tool in the fields of American and Jewish history. Many American Protestants and Catholics first learned of Jewish roots and branches in their family trees from Stern's data, which served as an important source for Stephen Birmingham's best-selling novel, The Grandees. " (Gordon in EJ 2007) . Publications of the Jewish Historical Society of New York; number 1. Subjects: Jews - New York (State) - New York. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Light shelf wear. Great condition. (AMR-43-2) X+, Amr4, comhist2, sef7, bibliog4. (ja)
Stock number:30740.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, Macdonald & Co.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 326 pages; "The ancient Borough of Sunderland had no Jewish population prior to the expulsion--1290. Within 100 years of the readmission (1656) however, Jews began to foregather there. The circumstances that prompted them to settle there are fully set out in this book. " Backstrip rubbed. Institutional marks. No jacket. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BR-5)
Stock number:29977.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Ben-Zvi Institute, 1994
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 336 pages. In Hebrew. In very good condition (SEF11-8), SEF2, miz1, comhist1SEF
Stock number:20960.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Galata: Fakülteler., 1953.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 47 pages. In Turkish. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – Turkey; Turkey – history. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Columbia, Jewish Nat & Univ Library, Univ of London) . Galanté (1873-1961) was born in Bodrum, Turkey. He contributed to newspapers in French, Arabic and Turkish, and, while also a fighter for Jewish rights, urged Turkey's Jews to pursue acculturation, including the use of the Turkish language. He was a professor in Istanbul, and also a member of the Parliament in 1943.(Plessner, EJ) Edgeworn, very good condition. (MX-7-27), Sef2, comhist1
Stock number:19341.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1964
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 235 pages. 23 cm. First edition. The Book of Comparison between the Hebrew and the Arabic Languages. Ibn Barun's Arabic Works on Hebrew Grammar and Lexicography. A translation of, and commentary on, Ibn Barun's work on the comparative Hebrew and Arabic philology of the Old Testament. Abu Ibrahim Isaac ben Joseph Ibn Benveniste Ibn Barun (c. 1100) , “Hebrew grammarian and lexicographer. ... He was a pupil of the Hebrew poet and grammarian Levi Ibn Altabban, and in his Kitab al-Muwazana bayn al-Lugha al-? Ibraniyya wa-al-Arabiyya ('The Book of Comparison between the Hebrew and Arabic Language') , he developed the comparative linguistic studies begun by Ibn Quraysh, Dunash ibn Tamim , and Jonah Ibn Janah. The book (fragments of which are extant) consists of two parts, the shorter one dealing with grammar and the longer one, called 'The Book of Roots, ' a lexical work. Ibn Barun knew Arabic literature well and often quotes the Koran, and Khal? L ibn Ahmad's Kitab al-Ayn (the first Arabic lexicon) , among others. According to Moses ibn Ezra who mentions Ibn Barun in his poetics (Shirat Yisrael, ed. By B. Halper 54, 76) , Ibn Barun (like Ibn Quraysh) assumed a non-Semitic origin for some Hebrew words (in which assumption he was wrong, according to Ibn Ezra) . Despite the excellent quality of Ibn Barun's work, it did not exert influence on other medieval authors and philologists. Joseph Kimhi is one of the few authorities who quote him. It was only in the 19th century that Jewish scholars discovered the importance of Ibn Barun for the development of Hebrew linguistics. Kokowzoff edited the fragments of Ibn Barun's Kit? B al-Muwazana with a detailed Russian introduction (see bibliography) . P. Wechter published a complete translation with a detailed introduction in English based on Kokowzoff, rendering this important work accessible to the English-speaking world. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Hebrew language - Grammar. Grammatik. Hebrew language - Grammar. Ibn Barun, Abu Ibrahim Isaac ben Joseph ibn Benveniste, active 12th century. In very good jacket. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-51-10), Sef8, arab1. (ja)
Stock number:34983.
$US 100.00
Imprint: No-Amun [Alexandria, Egypt]: Bi-Defus P. J. Mizrahi, 1893
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. 8vo. 138 pages. 21 cm. In Hebrew with alternate title page in Italian. Title translates to “Sefer Neveh Shalom: According to Alexandrian and Egyptian Customs. ” Rabbi Eliyahu Hazan (1840-1908) was a Sephardic rabbi who led the Alexandria Jewish community until his death. The Alexandria Jewish community was a booming, cosmopolitan community for much of the first half of the twentieth century. (EJ, 1906) . SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Egypt -- Customs and practices. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, UCLA, Wash U, HUC) . Lacks front board. Light edge wear. Contents very good. Overall Good Condition. (RAB-64-30), Sef9, 215 comhist, liturgy
Stock number:40079.
$US 350.00
Imprint: Berlin, B. Harz, 1923
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Original Boards. 4to. [xv], 280 pages ; 33 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies: Sephardic Oriental Songs. ” “Abraham Zevi Idelsohn (1882 –1938) was a prominent Jewish ethnologist, musicologist and composer, who conducted several comprehensive studies of Jewish music around the world. Idelsohn was born in Feliksberg, Latvia and trained as a cantor. He worked briefly in both Europe and South Africa before emigrating to Palestine in 1905 and establishing a school of Jewish music there in 1919. In 1922 he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to take a position as professor of Jewish music at Hebrew Union College… Idelsohn is generally acknowledged as the ‘father’ of modern musicology. During his time in Jerusalem, he noted a great diversity of musical traditions among the Jews living in the region. Idelsohn examined these traditional melodies and found recurring motifs and progressions that were not found in any other national music. This suggested a common origin for musical phrases that went back to Israel/Palestine in the first century C. E. He found that these motifs fell into three distinct tonal centers, which corresponded to the Dorian, Phrygian, and Lydian modes of the ancient Greeks. Each of these modes elicited a distinct psycho-emotional response. The Dorian Mode was used for texts of an elevated and inspired nature; the Phrygian for sentimental texts, with their very human outbreaks of feeling, both of joy and grief; and the Lydian was used in composing music for the texts of lamenting and confessions of sins. Idelsohn further categorized and defined these motives as ones that either prepared a musical phrase, began it, or concluded it. His works include the monumental Thesaurus of Hebrew Oriental Melodies (10 volumes, 1914–1932) and Jewish Music (1929) . He is considered to be the author of the lyrics of the famous Jewish folk song ‘Hava Nagila. ’” (Wikipedia, 2016) Very Good+ Condition. An outstanding copy. (Music-7-20), MUSIC2, sef9 ger9
Stock number:36816.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Hildesheim, New York, G. Olms, 1822
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. [114] – 176 pages (i. E. 63 pages) ; 20 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “On the Hispanic Locale-names in Hebrew-Jewish Writings. ” Librarian and scholar Alexander Marx’s copy of this landmark publication with his notes throughout. “Marx (1878–1953) was an American historian, bibliographer and librarian… Marx published articles in many languages and was at home in both classical and Semitic languages. Marx contributed monographs and articles to journals on a wide variety of subjects… and with Max L. Margolis wrote ‘A History of the Jewish People, ’ (a) pioneering work. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This volume of “Zeitschrift…” (“Journal of the Science of Judaism”) was the very first volume of the periodical that began the first serious scientific inquiry of Judaism and Jewish texts. Zunz was not only the author of this article, but was also editor of the landmark journal. “Leopold Zunz (1794 – 1886) was the founder of Academic Judaic Studies (Wissenschaft des Judentums) , the critical investigation of Jewish literature, hymnology and ritual. Zunz's historical investigations and contemporary writings had an important influence on contemporary Judaism. ” This is Zunz’s first article from the first volume (only 2 volumes were published) of ‘Wissenschaft des Judentums, ’ published 10 years before Zunz’s “Gottesdienstliche Vorträge der Juden, ” which has been called the most important Jewish book of the 19th century. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 20 holdings of periodical worldwide. The Ex-library with Jewish institutional stamp and usual markings. Faint water damage. Middle binding is starting. Marx’s notes throughout, as indicated above. Overall in good condition. Important. (Ger-58-29), Sef9, ger9, period1
Stock number:37729.
$US 215.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem; [Brotherhood Printers], 1973
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. 46 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: Jewish wedding in Afghanistan. Survey of the literature on Jewish wedding customs in Afghanistan. Subjects: Jewish marriage customs and rites. Judaism - Customs and practices. Jews - Afghanistan. Jewish marriage customs and rites. Jews. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-51-32), SEF8. (JA) , bibliog5
Stock number:35005.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv : Ha-Kibuts Ha-Meuhad., 2001.
Binding: Paperback
(FT) 8vo. 479 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism – Middle East – history; Jewish law – Middle east – history; Sephardim – Middle East. SEREIS: Sifriyat "Helal Ben-Hayim. " English Title: Luminous face of the East : studies in the legal and religious thought of Sephardic rabbis of the Middle East. Ex library with bookplate. Very good condition. (SEF-10-8), SEF2
Stock number:20905.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Jerusalem : S. N], 2002
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, 8vo. , 88 pages. In Ladino, mostly in transliteration, with a few pages in Hebrew letters. Quarterly periodical. SUBJECT (S) : Ladino philology -- Periodicals. Sephardim -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 23 worldwide. Very good condition. (SEF-27-24), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25240.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: [Cairo],, 1973
Binding: Hardback
Original paper wrappers, 16mo. 33 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Souvenir guide for tourists to the synagogue in Cairo. According to the booklet, there were 42 Jewish families in Cairo at the time. With background on the Synagogue’s history, attractions in and around the synagogue, and sayings from the Talmud. SUBJECT (S) Jews -- Egypt -- Cairo. Synagogen. Ben Ezra Synagoge (Cairo) . OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (SEF-31-34), SEF4, comhist2a, sef8a
Stock number:25292.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Cairo],, 1973
Binding: Hardback
Original paper wrappers, 16mo. 33 pages. In French. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Souvenir guide for tourists to the synagogue in Cairo. According to the booklet, there were 42 Jewish families in Cairo at the time. With background on the Synagogue’s history, attractions in and around the synagogue, and sayings from the Talmud. SUBJECT (S) Jews -- Egypt -- Cairo. Synagogen. Ben Ezra Synagoge (Cairo) . OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (SEF-31-34A), SEF4, comhist2a, sef8a , 208-210
Stock number:35250.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Shearith Israel, 2000
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, tall and narrow 8vo. , [20] pages. Cover photograph of the Ner Tamid in the Shearith Israel sanctuary. Front and back pages printed on a translucent paper with illustration of the synagogue building and emblem. Very good condition. (SEF-35-9) xx 2, SEF4, mx3
Stock number:25343.
$US 100.00
Imprint: No Place (Cochin, India): No Publisher (The Synagogue), 1968
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st English language edition. Original photographic paper wrappers, 4to 182 pages. Loaded with photos, articles, and advertisements. Jubilee publication for the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Cochin synagogue in India. Not the more common 1971 publication on the history of the synagogue, this booklet was issued by the community for the celebration itself. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- India -- Cochin. Civilization. Juifs -- Cochin, Inde. Kerala (India) Civilisation -- Discours, essais, confrences. Wear. About Good Condition (sef-57-1A), Sef9
Stock number:39521.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Congregation Shearith Israel, 1997
Envelope, with silk “cachet” printed with illustration of the Aron Kodesh and Torahs, with gold leaf border. In celebration of the centennial of the current synagogue building on Central Park West. Addressed to “America’s First Jewish Congregation’, with Hanukkah stamp. In protective mylar sleeve. In fine condition. (SEF-35-13) xxx, SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25347.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris: Alliance Israelite Universelle, 1972
Softcover, 8vo, 64 pages, illustrated, tables, 25 cm. In French. Series: Cahiers de l’Alliance israelite universelle; n° 182; Variation: Cahiers de l’Alliance israelite universelle; n° 182. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Education -- History. France. Ecole normale israelite orientale. Politique internationale. Juifs. Alliance Israelite Universelle. Ecole normale israelite orientale (Paris, France) -- History. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Nanterre-Bdic) . Very good condition. (Sef-25-8), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25206.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Livorno, Italy; Bi-Defus Shlomah Bilforti, 1904
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth with leather spine. 8vo. 84 pages. 24 cm. In Judeo-Arabic and Hebrew. Yaari, 1667 (? ) . Printed in Livorno, Italy, this Haggadah with Ladino translation following detailed illustrations from woodcuts printed in red ink. Livorno (Leghorn) was an old center of an established Sephardic community in Italy, seconding Venice in Italian Jewish printing houses, with a synagogue considered the finest in Italy. The Jews of Leghorn were known as Gorni (pl. Grana) , a “term used for the Jewish immigrants from Leghorn (Livorno) , who began to settle in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, from the 17th century on. The Grana were essentially merchants; their commercial activity was strictly connected with the Jews of Livorno. They were 400 or 500 in 1821, their number rose to 2, 500 or 3, 000 in 1893 and to about 5, 000 in 1938. Until the 1940s the Gorni constituted separate congregations in Tunis and in other towns of Tunisia, with their own administration, bet din, and communal institutions. At all times, the Grana considered themselves as belonging to the European culture (besides Arabic, they spoke Spanish, Italian, and French) and felt separate from the ‘Tuansa, ’ i. E. The old Jewish residents of Tunisia. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) The printing house which issued this Haggadah in 1904 was started by Solomon Belforte (1806–1869) , “printer of Leghorn. Belforte belonged to an Italian Jewish family that settled in Leghorn (Livorno) at the end of the 17th century. He started to edit Hebrew prayer books in 1821 and established his own printing house in 1834. In 1843, the local government authorized the printing of Italian translations of Hebrew liturgical texts. The activity of Salomone Belforte & Co. Was continued by the family – with the forced hiatus of the period of Fascist antisemitic laws and the war – until 1961, when all the equipment of the printing house was sold to an Israeli company. For almost 100 years, Salomone Belforte & Co. Was one of the most prestigious publishers of Hebrew books, meeting the intellectual and religious needs of Italian, Sephardi, and also Ashkenazi communities. Beside this, the Belforte printing house published Italian literary works and school books. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Liturgy and ritual. Hagadah. Judeo-Arabic. 1933. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. OCLC does not list any copies of this edition. Heavy wear to boards and binding, pencil and pen on inner boards, pages are edgeworn and stained, but perfectly legible. (Hag-18-4), Hag5
Stock number:36655.
$US 300.00
Imprint: New York: American Jewish Congress, 1968
Softcover, 8vo, 125 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Relations -- Islam. Lightly bumped corners. Discoloration of cover. Good condition. (Sef-28-1), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25124.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Bragadina, 1735
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 560 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC list 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Israel) . Rebound. Chipped page corners and edges. Good Condition (Heb-27-1), Es, heb2, it1, liturgy2, sef6
Stock number:27960.
$US 350.00
Imprint: Livorno: Eliahu Ben Amozeg, 1858
Binding: Hardcover
Period boards. 8vo. 492 pages, 21 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Yom Kippur Prayerbook According to the Sefardic Rite of Constantinople, the Orient, and Italy. ” SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Bar Ilan, NLI, and Ben Zvi) . Previous light repair to spine. Wear to boards and small piece missing from top right of backboard. Worm holes throughout. Some period writing in margins. Otherwise good condition. (RAB-65-22), It1, liturgy2
Stock number:40472.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1993
Softcover, 8vo, 287 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Judeo-espagnol (langue) -- Histoire. Geographic: Mediterranee (region) -- Langues. Numero special de “Mediterranean language review”, N °6-7, 1990-1993. Bumped corners and edges. Very good condition. (Sef-28-8), SEF4, MX3, lang1
Stock number:25131.
$US 135.00
Imprint: Bagdad: E. R. Dangur, 1929
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards with gilt lettering on spine. 8vo. 238 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Five Feasts: According to Baghdadi Customs and All those who Attend. ” The Jewish community of Baghdad dates back to the 9th century Jewish exile. SUBJECTS: Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Ninth of Av -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Iraq -- Baghdad -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Princeton, NLI, Bar Ilan, HUC) . Binding repaired. Wear to boards. Pages are browning in margins and fragile. Otherwise good condition. (RAB-65-10A), Sef9, liturgy2
Stock number:40495.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Shearith Israel, 1969
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, large square 8vo. , [16] pages. Fundraising booklet describing the need for the Synagogue to expand their facility, including a library , auditorium, and school, and space to adequately display their historic treasures. Includes pictures of some of those treasures, as well as an architectural plan for the new space. Light wear. Good + condition. (SEF-35-12), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25346.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, 1904. Rebound in later cloth, 8vo, 190 pages. Pages slightly foxed. Very Good Condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14396.
$US 100.00
Publication: London, Published for The Union of Jewish Literary Societies, 1903. Paperback, 8vo, 145 pages. Backstrip almost completely missing, cover loose, some sunning on front and back cover, internal pages in Very Good Condition. (k-BR-1)
Stock number:14400.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, The Jewish Chronicle, 1949. Cloth, 8vo, 187 pages. Gilt on spine. Illustration plates. Very minor wear. Dust jacket ripped along spine. Very Good Condition in fair jacket. (BR-1)
Stock number:14475.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 1999
Softcover, 8vo, Volume 1, no. 2 (April 1999) , 155 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Hugo Bergman, Leo Baaeck and Martin Buber: Jewish Perspectives on Hinduism and Buddhism” by Miriam Dean-Otting. “Mystic Autobiography: A Case Study in Comparative Literary Analysis” by Diane M. Sharon. “Judeo-Arabic in India” by Brian Weinstein. Very good condition. (Sef-33-21), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25326.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 2001
Softcover, 8vo, Volume 4 (June 2001) , 140 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Till the Women Finish Singing: Historical Overview of Cochin Jewish Women’s Malayalam Songs” by Barbara C. Johnson. “Differing Intentions in Vedic and Jewish Sacrifice” by Kathryn McClymond. “India and the Land of Israel: Between Jews and Indians in Ancient Times” by Meir Bar Ilan. “Jewish Traders in the Indian Ocean—Tenth to Thirteenth Centuries: A Review of Published Documents from the Cairo Genizah” by Brian Weinstein. “The Camp for Polish Refugee Children at Balachadi, Nawanagar” by Kenneth X. Robbins. Very good condition. (Sef-33-23), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25328.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 2002
Softcover, 8vo, Number 5 (June 2002) , 92 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “The Jewish Background of Nissim Ezekiel’s Poetry” by R Raj Rao. “India, Israel and the David Cup Tie 1987” by P. R. Kumaraswany. “Jewish Pepper Trade of the Malabar Coast: The Rahabis” by Brain Weinstein. “The Land of Hard Bondage: The Lost Tribes in India” by Tudor Parfit. Very good condition. (Sef-33-24), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25329.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 2004-2005
Softcover, 8vo, Volume 7-8 (Winter 2004-2005) , 124 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “The Influence of Indo-Judaic Studies in Israel, or The Salience of Spirituality” by Shalva Weil. “Jewish Experience in India, or the Making of an Idian Jewish Novel: A Reading of Esther David’s The Walled City” by D. Venkateswarlu. “India’s Jewish Geography as Described by Nineteenth-Century Traveler David D’Beth Hillel” by Alanna E. Cooper. “Existential and Metaphysical Perspectives on Opposition and Relations: a Comparative Study of Martin Buber and Basanta Kumar Mallik” by Madhuri Santanam Sondhi. “The Identity of a Mystic: The Case of Sa’id Sarmad, a Jewish-Yogi-Sufi Courtier of the Maghals” by Nathan Katz. Very good condition. (Sef-33-26), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25331.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 2007
Softcover, 8vo, Volume 9 (Fall 2007) , 116 pages, 22 cm. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “The Jews of Kerela and the Wheels of Indian Ocean Commerce, 800-1800 C. E. ” by Pius Malekandathil. “Desperate Passage to India” by Ruth Fredman Cernea. “Searching for the Ratu Hospital: Dreams and Judaism in the Imagining of Mizo Nationalism” by Myer Samra. “Sita and Sarah: Female Complementariry or Special Revelation” by Madhuri M. Yadlapati. “Competing Discourses: Nazis in Tibet and Jews in India” by Peter Levenda. Very good condition. (Sef-33-27), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25332.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 1998
Softcover, 8vo, Volume 1 Number 1 (April 1998) , 110 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- India -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Relations -- Hinduism -- Periodicals. Judaism -- Relations -- Buddhism -- Periodicals. Hinduism -- Relations -- Judaism -- Periodicals. Buddhism -- Relations -- Judaism -- Periodicals. Israel -- Relations -- India -- Periodicals. India -- Relations -- Israel -- Periodicals. Title from cover. “…grants from the Publications Fund Committee of the University of Saskatchewan, and the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Religious Studies, and Institute for Judaic Studies of Florida International University ...” Vols. For Apr. 1998- issued by: Dept. Of Religious Studies, University of Saskatchewan and Dept. Of Religious Studies, Florida International University. Other Titles: J. Indo-jud. Stud. ; Journal of indo-judaic studies; Journal of Indo Judaic studies. Main articles included: “Rosenzweig’s Philosophy of Buddhism” by Norbert M. Samuelson. “Buddhism on Rosenzweig” by Bibhuti S. Yadav. “Hindu Nationalism and the Israeli Experience” by Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn. “Crossing Borders, Maintaining Boundaries: The Life and Times of Farha, a Woman of the Baghdadi Jewish Diaspora (1870-1958) ” by Jael Silliman. Very good condition. (Sef-33-28), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25333.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Henry Frank, 1854
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Period-style gilt tooled Morocco leather. 12mo, various pagination (aprox 475 pages total) . Singerman 1284 (listing only 1 copy anywhere) , Goldman 40. The first Ashkenazi machzor printed in America. Based upon the celebrated Wolf Heidenheim edition, Henry (Chaim) Frank of New York published in 1854 2 prayer-books for the Days of Awe: This volume for the New Year, as well as a volume for Yom Kipur. This enabled the newly rising community of German American Jews to conduct services according to their own custom, as opposed to that of the Sephardic rite. Frank went on in later years to issue other volumes for other Holidays, and reflecting the customs of the Polish Jews as well. OCLC lists only 2 copies of this volume anywhere (Columbia and Yale) . A set (New Year and Yom Kipur) with repairs sold at auction for over $17, 000 with commissions in 2012. No copies have appeared at auction since then. Faint blindstamps on title pages. Exquisite tooled binding, an absolutely stunning copy. (KH-9-9-KK), amr7, litrugy2, 215
Stock number:40798.
$US 8500.00
Imprint: Bagdad: S. Bilforti Va-Havero,, 1930
Binding: Hardcover
Period boards. 8vo. 149 pages, 19 cm. Includes portrait of famous Baghdadi hakham Yosef Hayim. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Good Memory: Book of Prayers for Rosh Hashanah According to the Sephardic and Baghdadi Tradition. ” SUBJECTS: Rosh ha-Shanah -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Iraq. OCLC lists only one copy listed of this edition (Harvard) . Boards are lightly worn. Title page is inserted upside down at the end of book. Light foxing. Overall good condition. (RAB-65-25), Liturgy2, sef9
Stock number:40477.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York, Rogers and Sherwood, 1883
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Viii, 441 pages. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and embossing. Singerman 3113. The first state of the first edition, with the errata page at the end and published in New York instead of Cincinatti. The author states in his preface his intention of creating a non-sectarian reader suitable for Jewish youth, so that they may know their own history and spiritual accomplishments, and proclaims his book suitable as well for the non-Jewish student, as it is free from sectarianism. He includes many passages from the Talmud, as well as Jost, Zunz, Graetz, Philippson, Geiger, Franekel, Sachs, and others. "Rev G. Hirsch 337 E. 52nd St" penned in 19th century hand on front end paper. SUBJECT (S) : Readers and speakers. Jews -- History. Jews -- Biography. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Wear to backstrip, repairs to hinges, Good condtion. (AMR-19-13), AMR3, amr4
Stock number:19099.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London : Printed By J. C. For William Crooke, At The Green Dragon Without Temple-Bar, And To Be Sold By John Courtney Bookseller In Sarum, 1675
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Modern Boards with Original Spine. 8vo. [8], 249, [7] pages ; 19 cm. In English. “Lancelot Addison (1632 –1703) was an English writer and Church of England clergyman… He was educated at the Queen's College, Oxford… In 1670 he was appointed royal chaplain or Chaplain in Ordinary to the King… Among his … works was ‘The Present State of the Jews’ (1675) , a detailed study of the Jewish population of the Barbary Coast in the seventeenth century, their customs, and their religious behavior” (Wikipedia, 2016) . SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Africa, North. Customs and Practices. Early Works to 1800. Lacks frontis. Two leaves lack some paper at lower corner, the result of the 17th Centur printer using short paper that still allowed for decent margins; no text is affected. Some edgewear but text is very bright and the whole book is about very good condition. (BR-11-25), Sef9, , 211, 212
Stock number:37072.
$US 650.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia, 1864
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st American Edition and 1st edition with Leeser introduction. Period boards. 8vo. 446 pages ; 21 cm. Singerman 1812. Civil War-era imprint. “Grace Aguilar (1816 – 1847) was an English novelist, poet and writer on Jewish history and religion… Aguilar was the eldest child of Sephardic Jewish refugees from Portugal who settled in the London Borough of Hackney. An early illness resulted in her being educated by her parents, especially her mother, who taught her the tenets of Judaism… In the 1840s her novels began to attract regular readers… ‘The Jewish Faith: Its Spiritual Consolation, Moral Guidance, and Immortal Hope…’ (is) addressed to a Jewess under the spell of Christian influence… (and) is devoted to immortality in the Old Testament. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This edition was edited by Isaac Leeser, “pioneer of the Jewish pulpit in the United States, founder of the Jewish press of America… (and) one of the most important American Jewish personalities of the nineteenth century America. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Contains a preface written by Leeser in which he writes, “The editor has discharged to simple duty to send forth a new addition of the least known, though the best, works of Miss Aguilar, (which) she valued more than her tails and novels…” OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Cover and spine are torn with heavy wear, could easily be reound. Inside pages in about very good condition. (AMR-47-3), AMR6, Women2 , 211
Stock number:36861.
$US 1500.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia, 1864
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st American Edition and 1st edition with Leeser introduction. Period full tooled leather boards. 8vo. 446 pages ; 21 cm. Singerman 1812. Civil War-era imprint. “Grace Aguilar (1816 – 1847) was an English novelist, poet and writer on Jewish history and religion… Aguilar was the eldest child of Sephardic Jewish refugees from Portugal who settled in the London Borough of Hackney. An early illness resulted in her being educated by her parents, especially her mother, who taught her the tenets of Judaism… In the 1840s her novels began to attract regular readers… ‘The Jewish Faith: Its Spiritual Consolation, Moral Guidance, and Immortal Hope…’ (is) addressed to a Jewess under the spell of Christian influence… (and) is devoted to immortality in the Old Testament. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This edition was edited by Isaac Leeser, “pioneer of the Jewish pulpit in the United States, founder of the Jewish press of America… (and) one of the most important American Jewish personalities of the nineteenth century America. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Contains a preface written by Leeser in which he writes, “The editor has discharged to simple duty to send forth a new addition of the least known, though the best, works of Miss Aguilar, (which) she valued more than her tails and novels…” OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. “Bertha J. Myers, 1866, Augusta, GA” penned on inside of rear board. Front board detached, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-47-3A), AMR6 , 211
Stock number:37591.
$US 1500.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Groombridge and Sons, 1884. Cloth; 8vo. 580 pages. Fifteenth edition, "with portrait of the author. " Illustrated with frontispiece engraving of the author. Gilded, embossed cover; all edges gilt. Women in the Bible. Title Subject: Bible -- Biography. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Some browning and light foxing; previous owners' names on inside front cover and flyleaf; otherwise, very good condition. (BR-2-2)
Stock number:14491.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London, Published by the author, "and may be had also of S. Solomon," 1853. Bound in newer cloth, 8vo, 218 pages. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons. Sermons, English. Author, it is noted, is "from Berlin." OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Very Good condition. (k-BR-1)
Stock number:14437.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Seeley and Burnside, 1830. Cloth; 8vo. Xvi, 451 pages. Second edition, revised and corrected. Morocco leather title band. Printed on fine laid paper with deckle edge. Illustrated with tables. Allen's chief work, and a remarkably full and detailed account. The author was a dissenting layman, and master of a school in Hackney. Jews -- Social life and customs. Judaism -- Customs and practices. Note (s) : Bibliographical footnotes. Some browning and foxing; top right corner of front board bumped; very good condition. (BR-2)
Stock number:14494.
$US 270.00
Binding: Paperback
Pasris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1961. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 358 pages. Contains black and white photographs. In French. Much on North African Jewry. Pages un-cut. Some rippling to textblock. Bumping to edges. Small stain on bottom right corner of cover. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-4-2) ., SEF1
Stock number:17876.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Pasris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1961. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 358 pages. Contains black and white photographs. In French. Much on North African Jewry. The Alliance Israelite Universelle is the first modern international Jewish organization, founded in 1860, centered in Paris. The foundation of the Alliance expressed the renewal of Jewish cohesiveness after a short period of weakening in the second half of the 18th and up to the forties of the 19th century. Its inception was stimulated by ideological trends and political events in the national and international spheres in the second half of the 19th century. Pages un-cut. Some rippling to textblock. Bumping to edges. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-7-4) . Xx, SEF1
Stock number:17938.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Pietrekov: Bi-Defus Ve-Hotsa’at Mordekhai Tsederboim, 1913
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 64mo. 608, 176 pages. 12 cm. In Hebrew. Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter “also known by the title of his main work, the Sfas Emes, was a Hasidic rabbi who succeeded his grandfather, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter, as the av beis din (head of the rabbinical court) and Rav of Gora Kalwaria, Poland (known in Yiddish as the town of Ger) , and succeeded the Rebbe, Reb Heynekh of Alexander, as Rebbe of the Gerrer Hasidim. His output was prodigious, and his works (all entitled Sfas Emes) deal with the Talmud, the ethics of the Midrash, and mysticism of the Zohar” (Wikipedia) . Subjects: Siddurim - Texts. Judaism - Sephardic rite - Liturgy – Texts. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Yale, Harvard, National Library of Israel) . Wear to binding. Yellowing of pages. Cloth cover wrinkled. Bumped cover and page corners and edges. Wear to spine. Fair condition. (Heb-35-19), RAB9, LITURGY2. Es, hasid2
Stock number:32543.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid; Aguilar, 1972
Softcover, 8vo, 377 pages, 21 cm. In Spanish. Special Attention to Spain. Series: Coleccion literaria. Coleccion ensayistas. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Juifs -- Histoire. Bibliography on pages 369-373. Light wear to binding and book. Good condition. (Sef-29-17), SEF5
Stock number:26011.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Brooklyn, NY: Published For Congregation Shearith Israel By Sepher-Hermon Press,, 1998
Softcover, 8vo, viii, 195 pages, 23 cm. Contents: Tradition and change: celebrating 100 years of sisterhood; Judith S. Kaye -- A centennial of service: social activism and the sisterhood of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue; Fortuna Calvo-Roth -- The religious vision of Rev. Dr. Henry Pereira Mendes; Marc D. Angel -- A venerable congregation in a new building: a look into the life of Shearith Israel in 1897; Jeffrey Gurock -- An appreciation of Justice Benjamin Nathan Cordozo; Judith S. Kaye -- Architecture and visual arts of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York City; Ronda Angel Arking -- The universalistic vision of Judaism; Marc D. Angel -- Judaism and the values of modernity; Walter S. Wurzburger -- Praise the Lord, all you nations: a study of Psalm 117; Hayyim Angel – Maimonides’ commentary on Mishnah Hagigah, II. I; Menachem Kellner -- Guilt from, guilt towards; Reuven Bulka -- The challenge of modernity to the Jewish people : Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik’s covenantal response; Howard Joseph -- The Septuagint : the first translation of the Torah and its effects; Louis H. Feldman -- Why didn’t he do it? : an analysis of why David did not kill Saul; Hayyim Angel -- The university and the Jewish student; Norman Adler. SUBJECT (S) : Sephardim -- New York (State) -- New York -- History. Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- History. Judaism. Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) . Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (Sef-25-23), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25221.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Department. of Jewish Education, Hadassah., 1991
Binding: Paper wrappers
8vo, xii, 96 pages, fold out map in cover. Series: Hadassah study series. Includes bibliographical references. In very good condition. (Comhist4-10) xx, Comhist1, sef2, sef4, sef4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:19746.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Centro De Estudios Sorianos, 1979
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Paper wrappers, 8vo. , 9 pages (pp.163 – 172) . Includes material on Ladino romanceros. In Spanish. Inscribed by the author (Katz) . Very good condition. (SEF-35-18), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25382.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Soria, Espana: Centro De Estudios Sorianos, 1974
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Paperback, 8vo, 12 pages, 24 cm. In Spanish. Reprinted, with new pagination, from Celiberia, Nr. 47. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (El Colegio De Mexico) . Signed by author on top left corner of cover. Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-11), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25209.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 1954
Softcover, 8vo, 49 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S) : Africa, North -- Foreign relations -- France. France -- Foreign relations -- Africa, North. Africa, North -- Politics and government. Africa, North -- History. In: Evidences, 6eme annee, no. 42, septembre-octobre 1954. Other Titles: Evidences. Aron (1905–1983) , was a “French sociologist and writer. Aron, who was born in Paris, taught at Le Havre, Toulouse, Cologne, and Berlin. In 1956 he was appointed professor of sociology at the Sorbonne, and director of studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris in 1960. During World War II he was editor of Free France – La France Libre, published in London, and subsequently contributed both as writer and editor to Combat, Le Figaro, and the European Journal of Sociology, and other periodicals. His main interest was the analysis of modern industrial society which, in his opinion, is not so much defined by the class struggle as by the clash of competing political systems. Hence he was rather an exception among French thinkers of his time, and his commitment to liberal democracy set him apart from the then Marxist-dominated intellectual tendencies. Although not involved in Jewish affairs, Aron remained a conscious Jew. In a series of essays published as De Gaulle, Israel and the Jews, he concluded that even if the French president was not himself an antisemite, his notorious press conference after the Six-Day War certainly encouraged the anti-Jewish elements in French society” (Boskoff in EJ 2007) . OCLC list 1 copy worldwide (University of London School of Oriental and Africa) . Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-24-3), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25162.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Conference On Jewish Social Studies: Distributed By Columbia University Press, 1979
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 86 pages, 27 cm. Series: Jewish social studies monograph series; no. 1. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Emancipation -- Spain. Freedom of religion -- Spain. Juifs -- Emancipation -- Espagne. Liberte religieuse -- Espagne. Spain -- History. Espagne -- Histoire. Includes bibliographical references and index. Very good condition. (Sef-16-19), Sef4, mx3,
Stock number:25014.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Trübner, 1873. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 314 pages. Text on title page: "Published by request. " Jewish sermons -- Great Britain. OCLC lists twelve copies worldwide. Pages brown; underlining and margin notes in pencil in some chapters; otherwise, very good condition. (k-BR-2)
Stock number:14485.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalén, Instituto Central De Relaciones Culturales Israel-Iberoamérica, España Y Portugal., 1964.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 61 pages. In Ladino. SUBJECT (S) : Ladino poetry – history and criticism; Ladino language – Israel. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. SERIES: Cuadernos israelíes, ; 9. CONTENTS: La romanza sefardí, por M. Attías. --Los sefardíes, por A. Capdevila. --El romancero sefardí, por A. Capdevila. --La lengua española en Israel, por C. Ramos Gil. Tanned, otherwise very good condition. (MX-16-5), Sef1, sef6
Stock number:19829.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, 1982. Cloth. 8vo. 268 pages. Illustrated. Despite Franco's political bureaucracy, Spain remained a haven for Jews during the Holocaust and in the face of the "final solution. " Demonstrates that Franco's Spain rescued many Jews from the Holocaust. Covers the role played by Spain during World War II regarding the Jews has long been a matter of controversy. This volume, first published in Hebrew to wide acclaim seeks to set the record straight. It offers a full and objective account of the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied countries by the Franco regime. “Haim is a Latin America Jewry scholar. Born in Vienna, Avni was taken to Erez Israel in 1933. He became assistant director of the Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad. In 1970 he was appointed lecturer in Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Latin American Jewry. He edited the section on Jews in Latin America for the Encyclopaedia Judaica Contemporary Jewry department. ” [EJ Editorial Staff] SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Spain - History - 20th century; World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue; Guerra mundial, 1939 1945 - Judíos; Joden; Hulpverlening; Tweede Wereldoorlog. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Colored endpapers. Slight bumping to edges of dustjacket. Dustjacket and book are in Very Good condition. (SEF-6-6) ., SEF1
Stock number:17927.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, 1982. Cloth. 8vo. 268 pages. Illustrated. Despite Franco's political bureaucracy, Spain remained a haven for Jews during the Holocaust and in the face of the "final solution. " Demonstrates that Franco's Spain rescued many Jews from the Holocaust. Covers the role played by Spain during World War II regarding the Jews, which has long been a matter of controversy. This volume, first published in Hebrew to wide acclaim seeks to set the record straight. It offers a full and objective account of the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied countries by the Franco regime. "Haim is a Latin America Jewry scholar. Born in Vienna, Avni was taken to Erez Israel in 1933. He became assistant director of the Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad. In 1970 he was appointed lecturer in Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Latin American Jewry. He edited the section on Jews in Latin America for the Encyclopaedia Judaica Contemporary Jewry department. " (EJ Editorial Staff) SUBJECT(S) : Jews - Spain - History - 20th century; World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue; Guerra mundial, 1939 1945 - Judíos; Joden; Hulpverlening; Tweede Wereldoorlog. Has dustjacket. Very good condition. (SEF-9-16) ., Sef2, comhist1
Stock number:19432.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Schocken Books,, 1984
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 8vo. , viii, 245 pages. , [4] pages of illustrated color plates. First Edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Tunisia -- Biography. Uzan, Raphael -- Childhood and youth. Tunisia -- Social life and customs. Paintings by Uzan on front and back cover. Very good + condition in Very good jacket. (SEF-27-5), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25231.
$US 100.00
Imprint: G’erbah [Djerba, Tunisia]: Y. Hadad, 1940
Binding: Paperback
Later wrappers. 8vo. 80 pages, 20 cm. In Judeo-Arabic. Sermons by Azulai. Title translates to “Tsiporen Shamir: Translated into the Arabic Language. ” Haim Yosef David Azulai ben Yitzhak Zerachia (1724 - 1806) , commonly known as the Hida (the acronym of his name) , was a Jerusalem born rabbinical scholar, a noted bibliophile, and a pioneer in the publication of Jewish religious writings. Includes a list of all donors who made printing the book possible. SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Customs and practices. Jewish sermons. Judeo-Arabic language -- Texts. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide (OCLC: 34678843) . All contents very good. Later wrappers with handwritten title in Hebrew and English. (RAB-65-30-BD), Rab13, sef9
Stock number:40483.
$US 125.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1961. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, vii, 463, 22 cm. Stands on its own for this period. "May be regarded as a translation of the second [Hebrew] edition. Here and there ... The text has been slightly abridged ... Elsewhere, ... Principally in the notes, the translation contains material not found in either of the Hebrew editions. " Includes bibliographical references. Subject : Jews -- Spain -- History. Bookplate from previous owner on inside front cover. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (SEF-23-16), SEF2, COMHIST1, rab4, rab7, sef4, comhist2
Stock number:25110.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Haifa: University of Haifa, 1977. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 207 pages. In Hebrew with short introduction in English. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (NIEDERSACHSISCHE STAATS-UND UNIV) . Slight bumping to edges of cover and spine. Some wear to spine and cover. Staining on endpapers from cover flaps. (SEF-6-5) ., SEF1
Stock number:17926.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Vien, 1856
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
(FT) ardcover, 8vo, xxvi, 462 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish ethics -- Early works to 1800. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten; Torat hovot ha-levavot. Bahya (second half of 11th century) , was a “moral philosopher. Little is known about the particulars of Bahya's life beyond the fact that he lived in Muslim Spain, probably at Saragossa. Bahya was also known as a paytan and some of his piyyutim are metered. Twenty piyyutim, either published or in manuscript, signed with the name Bahya are assumed to be his. Bahya's major work, Kitab al-Hidaya ila Fara’id al-Qulub, was written around 1080. It was translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon n 1161 under the title hovot ha-Levavot ("Duties of the Hearts") , and in this version it became popular and had a profound influence on all subsequent Jewish pietistic literature. Several abridgments were made of the Hebrew translation, and the work was translated into Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Yiddish. In more recent times it has been translated into English, German (Choboth ha-L'baboth. Lehrbuch der Herzenspflichten, tr. By M. Stern, 1856) , and French. In his Hovot ha-Levavot Bahya drew a great deal upon non-Jewish sources, borrowing from Muslim mysticism, Arabic Neoplatonism, and perhaps also from the Hermetic writings. From Muslim authors he borrowed the basic structure of the book as well as definitions, aphorisms, and examples to illustrate his doctrines. Despite the fact that Bahya borrowed so liberally from non-Jewish sources, Hovot ha-Levavot remains an essentially Jewish book” (Vajda in EJ 2007) . OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Front and back cover not attached. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Rab-50-6), HEB2, RAB7, SPEC3, sef4
Stock number:25837.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Tel Aviv; Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum Of The Jewish Diaspora, 1996
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 4to. 143 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Illustrated throughout with black and white, some color, photographs. Jews in Arab lands today: photographs; in conjunction with the Exhibition "Jews in Arab Lands Today - Photographs", Beth Hatefutsoth Tel Aviv, March 14 - Ocober 5, 1996. The countries represented in this book depict the current existence of Jews in North Africa and the Middle East, stressing the characteristics of each community through cultural, economic, and social aspects. Subjects: Jews - Arab countries - Pictorial works - Exhibitions. Documentary photography – Exhibitions. Still in plastic wrap, straight from publisher. Great condition. (SEF-47-30), Sef7, Art2. (ja)
Stock number:33054.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv: Yad Tabenkin, 1980
(FT) paperback, 8vo. , vi, 155 pages [8] p. Of plates. Illustrated. In Hebrew with introduction also in French. Series: Sidrat "Ti'ud u-meh'kar" ; 1; SUBJECT(S) : Zionism -- Tunisia -- History -- Sources. Jews -- Tunisia -- Politics and government -- Sources. Tunisia -- Ethnic relations -- Sources. French Title: Le mouvement sioniste en Tunisie. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Light wear, very good condition. (SEF-31-14), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25273.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, American Academy for Jewish, 1974
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 1095 + 500 pages; Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. 1095, 500 pages. Volumes I & II are in English, Volume III is in Hebrew. Includes a bibliography of baron's works. Contents include: From Zudecha to Yahudi Mahallesi: The Jewish Quarter of Candia in the Seventeenth Century (by Zvi Ankori) ; Premiers Temoignages Epigraphiques Sur les Juifs en France (by Bernard Blumenkranz) ; The Hasmonean Revolution Politically Considered (by Martin A. Cohen) ; Christian Translators of Mamonaides' Mishne Torah into Latin (by Jacob Dienstag) ; H. M. Baratz and his View of Khazar Influence on the Earliest Russian Literature, Juridical and Historical (by Douglas Dunlop) ; Garcia de Orta--A Militant Marrano in Portuguese-India in the 16th Century (by Walter J. Fischel) ; Jewish Influence upon Arthurian Legends (by Kurt Leviant) ; Taamrat Emanuel's Note of Falasha Monks and Holy Places (by Wolf Leslau) ; The Attitudes of the Early Karaites towards Christianity (by Leon Nemoy) ; Hermann Cohen and Heinrich Graetz (by Erwin I. J. Rosenthal) ; A Frankish Document from Prague (by Gershom Scholem) ; East European Workers in Germany during World War I (by Zosa Szakowski) ; Young German Intellectuals on Romanticism and Judaism--Spiritual Turbulence in the Early19th Century (by Uriel Tal) ; Professing Jews in Post-Expulsion Spain and Portugal (by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi) ; Unpublished Materials on the Relations of Austrian and German Jews to the Central Governments (by Arthur Zuckerman); etc. Nice, clean copies in Very good condition. (FEST1-119), HEB2, FEST2, CDS. Illustr: Illustrated by Frontis Photo
Stock number:27379.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: New York : Carleton, 1870
Binding: Hardback
Early Uniform Edition. Original Publisher’s cloth with gilt spines, 12mo, 5 volumes: 472 + 406 + 351 + 255 + 304 pages. Each volume also contains an 8-page publisher’s catalog bound in at rear. Sabin, 78464; Howe’s USiana, 245. Includes indexes. Originally published serially between 1863-1866, present here is an early edition of all 5 volumes together. In uniform publisher’s cloth as issued. Includes biographies and stories of early Jewish merchants (and their families) in New York, including: Gershom Cohen; Jacob I Cohen of Charleston; Alexander Dias; Abraham Gomez; Benjamin Gomez; Isaac Harris; Benjamin Hart; Bernard Hart; Daniel Hart; David Hart; E. B. Hart; Emanuel Hart; Joseph Hart; Rebecca Hart; Jacob Hay [aka Hays]; Jacob Hayes; Benjamin Hendricks; Uriah Hendricks; Dr. Henschel; Bernard Hart Isaac; Moses Isaac; Isaac Iselin; Benjamin S. Judah; Bernard S. Judah; Moses Judah; David Leavitt; Hayman Levi; Aaron Levy; “Beau” Levy; Gabriel Levy; Hayman Levy; Jacob Levy; Solomon Levy; Ziporah Levy; Asher Marx; David Moses; Isaac Moses; Joseph Nathan; Simon Nathan; Seixas Nathan; M. M. Noah; D. M. L Peixotto; Moses Phelps; Napthali Phillips; Benjamin Phillips; B. J. Raphael; Morris Tobias; Sarah Wisner; Benjamin Wolfe; Joel Wolfe; Nathaniel Wolfe; Samuel Wolfe; Udolpho Wolfe; And from the Seixas family: Rev. Gershom Mendez, Hester, Hayman L. , Isaac, Leah, Madison, Miriam, Moses, Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah, Solomon, T & M, Benjamin, Aaron, Abraham, Abigail, Daniel, & Grace. Pages 124-127 in Vol 2 discuss at length several interrelated Jewish families and their activities, emphasizing the great beauty of the daughters. SUBJECT(S) : Merchants -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century -- Biography. Businessmen Commerce. Publishers' catalogues -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1864-1866. Light wear, occasional pencil notes, very good condition. A Very Attractive set (AMR-51-16), Amr6, sef9 , 211
Stock number:37603.
$US 1300.00
Imprint: Tunis: Bi-Defus Vazan Ve-Kastro, 1898
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo, vii, 218 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “House of Jacob. ” Author is possibly father of Tunisia’s later Chief Rabbi David Ben-Baron. SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Wear to boards with original leather spine. Pages are toning, but quality paper remains strong and very good. Overall Good Condition. Somewhat rare. (RAB-64-3), Sef9, litrugy2
Stock number:39751.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Yad Izhak Ben Zvi (The Department Of Educational Activities), 1973
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 337 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew with added English table of contents. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Jerusalem -- History. Inscription from previous owner on FEP. Lacks dust jacket. Light staining to edges of Hebrew title page, otherwise a nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-1), SEF6, HEB3, COMHIST2, CDS, zionism1
Stock number:28401.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris, 1959
Softcover, 12mo, 217 pages. Part of the series "Aleph. " OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (British Libr) . Very good condition. (Sef-25-21), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25219.
$US 135.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Ben-Zvi Institute, Hebrew University, 1964
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo. , Language: Hebrew, with 21 page summary in English. Abraham Katsh’s copy with bookplate and signature. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- History -- Periodicals. Joden. Includes essays by Abraham Isaac Katsh, Gershom Scholem, Walter Fischel, and others. Very good condition in very good jacket. (SEF-35-28), SEF4, rab7, mx3, period1, heb2, sef6
Stock number:25392.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Jerusalem: Hozaah Ivrith, 1940. Cloth; 8vo. 232 pages. Illustrated with plates. Frontispiece photograph of Herbert Bentwich. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Some edgewear; two-inch tear on inside front cover. Ex library copy. Good condition. (k-BR-2)
Stock number:14497.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Publication: London, The Soncino Press, 1932. Quarterly journal, Paper wrappers, small 8vo, 108 pages. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Backstrip coming off at top. Very Good Condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14399.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Breslau; G. Zahn & H. Baendel, 1889
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Cloth. 8vo. 48, [2] pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. Full title: R. Benjamin b. Jehuda und sein Commentar zu Esra und Nehemia aus dem Ms. 102 der Bibiothek Merzbacher zu München und aus dem Cod. 104 der Bibliothek des jüdisch-theologischen Seminars zu Breslau zum ersten Male. Subjects: Benjamin, ben Yehuda. "Theil I. " No more published. A commentary to Ezra and Nehemiah attributed to Benjamin ben Judah Bozecco (1290–1335) , “Italian grammarian and biblical exegete, who lived in Rome. ” - EJ 2008. Bozecco, Benjamin ben Judah, 1290-1335. Bible. Ezra - Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Bible. Nehemiah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - Italy - History - Middle Ages, 600-1500. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-51), SEF8, BIBLE3. (JA) rab11
Stock number:35163.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Nyu-York: Hotsaat `Ogen `al yad ha-Histadrut ha-`Ivrit be-Amerikah, 1944
Binding: Hardback
Cloth. 4to. Xxx, 336 pages. In Hebrew. Some bumping to edges. Chipping to edges and corners. Top of textblock is red. Very Good condition. (SEF-8-20) ., SEF1, sef5, sef8a
Stock number:17968.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Cornmarket Press, 1967. Cloth; 4to. 88 pages. Profusely illustrated. Contents: The family / Alma Birk -- The making of a chief rabbi -- Stranger in the gallery / Monica Furlong visits the New London Synagogue -- Religion and morality / Louis Jacobs -- Love your competitor? / Solomon Goldman -- Jack Levine, protest painter / Charles Spencer -- The caretakers / Michael Wallach -- The black Jews of Harlem -- Reflections on a Mishnah / Judah Goldin -- The lost world / Isidor Kaufmann -- The news / Bernard Kops -- The Jewish disease / Chaim Bermant on gambling -- Old Hesse / Karen Gershon -- My father's death / Elie Wiesel -- Social and personal / Colin MacInnes on the Jewish Chronicle -- Nine sculptors -- The dreamers / Pamela Melnikoff -- In search of latkes / Anthony Blond -- A taste of Israel / Cyril Ray. Notes: "The second edition of Quest, an independent publication sponsored by The New London Synagogue. " OCLC lists eight copies worldwide. Corners bumped; otherwise, very good condition. (BR-3)
Stock number:14531.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Bloch,, 1916
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 103 pages, 19 cm. Contents: I. Jewish Eugenics by Max Reichler -- II. The defective in Jewish law and literature by Joel Blau -- III. Capital punishment among the Jews by D. De Sola Pool. SUBJECT (S) : Jews. Eugenics. People with disabilities in rabbinical literature. People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Jewish law) . Capital punishment (Jewish law) . Pool (1885-1970) was a “U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. Pool, who was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool went to the U. S. In 1907 to become minister of the Sephardi Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City, the oldest synagogue in the U. S. He served there until his retirement in 1956. Pool's other posts and activities included: president of the New York Board of Rabbis; member of Herbert Hoover's food conservation staff; field organizer and director of army camp work of the Jewish Welfare Board during World War I; U. S. Representative of the Zionist Commission in Jerusalem to help implement the Balfour Declaration; regional director for Palestine and Syria of the Joint Distribution Committee; founder and director of the Jewish Education Committee of New York; president of the Union of Sephardic Congregations; president of the Synagogue Council of America; chairman of the Committee of Army and Navy Religious Activities of the National Jewish Welfare Board; vice president and president of the American Jewish Historical Society; and U. S. Delegate to the NATO Atlantic Congress in London. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works. ” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007) . Light wear. Very good condition. (Rab-44-2), RAB6, MX3, amr4
Stock number:24710.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; The New York Public Library, 1927
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 4to. 15 pages. 26 cm. First Separate edition. "Reprinted February 1927 from the Bulletin of the New York public library of November 1926." Prepared and arranged by Joshua Bloch. Manuscript items are annotated and described at length. Bibliography of items organized under the following categories: The Genizah and some of its fragments; Passover Haggadah according to various Oriental Rites; Jews in China; The Samaritans and their literature; The Jews of Yemen and their literature; The Karaites and their literature; Jews in Persia and their literature; Jews in India; Hebrew Bibles from the Orient; Early Oriental Imprints; Miscellaneous – mostly Ritualistic items. Subjects: Jews - Social life and customs - Bibliography. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Catalogs. Hebrew literature - Bibliography. Hebrew literature. Jews - Social life and customs. Manuscripts, Hebrew. Bibliography. Wraps soiled; internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-52-38), SEF8, AMR5. (JA) bibliog5
Stock number:35150.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris, E. Champion, 1925
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. cxxxviii, 247 pages, 26 cm. In French. SUBJECT (S): Romance languages -- Foreign words and phrases. Latin language -- Foreign words and phrases. Jews -- History. Hebrew language -- Influence on Latin. Hebrew language -- Semantics. Linguistica Bible. Latin -- Versions -- Old Latin. At head of title: D. S. Blondheim. Reprinted in part from various periodicals. Bibliographical foot-notes. Blondheim (1884-1934) was a “U. S. Romance scholar. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Blondheim studied at Johns Hopkins University where he became professor of Romance philology in 1924. During his studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris he began to work on the notes left by A. Darmesteter on the Old French glosses, over 1, 000 in number, in Rashi’s talmudic commentaries. Blondheim, after collating these with early manuscripts, restored their original form, established their exact meaning and published them as the first volume of his Les glosses francaises dans les commentaires talmudiques de Raschi. He then proceeded to study each term in all its ramifications, but on his untimely death left only 125 completed studies. They were published posthumously as the second volume of his Glosses, with his biography and a very extensive bibliography. The vast amount of historical and philological documentation gathered by Blondheim offers an invaluable source of information. Blondheim’s minor writings included many other contributions to the medieval Judeo-Romance dialects, e. G. , medieval Judeo-French hymns. His indefatigable scientific endeavors did not hinder him from taking an active part in Jewish affairs, both philanthropic and Zionist. Blondheim prepared the first English translation of L. Pinsker’s Auto-Emancipation. His life ended on a tragic note. His manuscripts and papers are now in the National and University Library, Jerusalem” (Banitt in EJ, 2007) . Previous owner's name on FEP. Slight coloring to edges of pages. Light wear to cover corners. Small chip to stop of title page, but no loss of text. Very good condition. (Sef-13-11), SEF4, COMHIST2, MX3, rab7, lan1, it1, CDS
Stock number:26997.
$US 275.00
Imprint: London, Saunders And Benning,, 1830
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. original Cloth, 8vo, xvi, 148 pages 22 cm. Includes material on Sephardim in England. The first part of the book is dedicated, in detail, to the history of Jews in England. The second part is dedicated to a thorough enquiry into the civil status of Jews in England, the civil disabilities imposed on Jews concerning property and real estate etc. The book also deals with the change of the version of the oath required for being appointed as a civil servant, receiving an academic degree or joining a professional guild. The oath included, until then, the phrase "upon the true faith of Christian". SUBJECT(S): Jews -- England -- History. Ex-library with usual marks. Some foxing, Very Good Condition (sef-55-5), Sef9, brit1
Stock number:36768.
$US 400.00
Imprint: Hotsaat Dvir, 1970
Edition: First Edition
1st edition thus. Original linen binding with stamped illustration in illustrated slipcase as issued. Includes [8] page reproduction of illustrated period Italian/Sephardic Birkhat HaMazon as well as the [4] page separate introduction by Robert Bonfil; both are often missing but are present here, as published, complete. The Mantua Haggadah of 1560 was printed by Isaac ben Samuel, based on the earlier Prague edition of 1527, which was the first printed hagadah. Includes iconic period woodcut illustrations in the baroque manner along the margins and in between paragraphs. Bit of wear to top spine of slipcase, otherwise Very Good Condition (Hag -25-11), hag5, art2
Stock number:41831.
$US 145.00
Imprint: Alabama, University Of Alabama Press, 1985
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. Large 8vo. Xviii, 380 pages. 24 cm. Series: “Judaic Studies Series. ” CONTENTS: Political, Social, Economic and Intellectual Life – Byzantium and the Jews – Jewish Settlements – Communal Organization and Social Life – Language and Literature – The Ottoman Conquest and Its Aftermath – Documents and Excursuses. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Byzantine Empire -- History. Joden. Geschichte 1204-1453. Geographic: Byzantine Empire -- History -- 1081-1453. Byzantine Empire -- Ethnic relations. Foreword by Zvi Ankori. Includes index. Bibliography: pages 347-370. Fine condition in very good jacket. (SEF42-14), Sef6, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28377.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Rosenthal Institute For Holocaust Studies; Boulder, Colo. ; Social Science Monographs, 2009
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 338 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Edited by Randolph L. Braham. “This volume is the twenty-sixth in the Holocaust Studies Series sponsored by the Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. It contains ten seminal studies the catastrophe that befell the Jews of Europe during the Nazi era. It also reprints two historically crucial documents relating to the so-called Hungarian Gold Train, a freight train that, in 1944, carried stolen or confiscated Jewish valuables from Hungary. Essays recount the unfolding of the Holocaust in Hungary and the history of the Jews in Europe. They detail the elimination of Jews in Greece, particularly from the large Sephardic community of Salonika, and describe the rescue of Jews in Albania. Nonhistorical essays concern autobiographical narratives in which survivors and their descendents reflect on the return to former shtetls in East Central Europe and the attitudes of victims toward the perpetrators of Holocaust crimes. Taken altogether, this volume formulates a more complete understanding of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. Contents: The Christian churches of Hungary and the holocaust: an overview / Randolph L. Braham; The Shoah in Salonika / Steven B. Bowman; The Jews of Albania: a story of survival / Sami Repishti; The Holocaust in Hungary: a lecture in honor of Randolph Braham / Istavan Deak; Rescue operations in northern Transylvania / Randolph L. Braham; The Kasztner affair revisited / Eli Reichenthal; The Kasztner case: the historical context / Randolph L. Braham; Drops in the ocean: rescue operations of Jews in southern France and Hungary during the Holocaust / Christine Schmidt van der Zanden; Pilgrimages to the past: Jewish returns to eastern and central Europe / Marta Bladek; Political tolerance and intolerance: using qualitative interviews to understand the attitudes of Holocaust survivors / Nancy Isserman; The Gold Train case: final order and judgment; Current population estimates of Jewish Nazi victims from greater Hungary. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Europe, Eastern. Judenvernichtung Jews. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) World War (1939-1945) Osteuropa. Europe, Eastern. Light wear to jacket. Very good + condition in very good jacket. (BRAHAM-1-2) xx, Braham1, holo10. (ja)
Stock number:33947.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Garland Pub, 1994
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xv, 194 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and English. Printed under the auspices of the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, New York. Extensive bilingual bibliography of 762 scholarly publications on Yiddish Linguistics from the first half of the twentieth century; compiled by David Bunis, specialist in the history of Jewish Languages and Literatures of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry. Subjects: Yiddish language - Bibliography. Linguistik. Jiddisch Yiddish language; Bibliography. Light wear to cloth, otherwise near fine. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-33-44), Bibliog4, yid1. (ja)
Stock number:31949.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Sao Paulo, SP, Massao Ohno Editor, 1990
Original Softcover. 8vo. 100, [3] pages. Illus. 22 cm. In Portuguese “with poems in Ladino with Portuguese translation. ” SUBJECT (S) : Ladino poetry. Romances, Ladino. Ladino poetry -- Translations into Portuguese. Sephardim -- History. Includes bibliographical references (pages [99]-[101]) . OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-20), SEF6, CDS, lang1
Stock number:28524.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Fortaleza : Fundação Ana Lima, 2007
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition, Cloth, oblong 4to, 182 pages. In English with Portuguese. Includes illustrations and maps, primarily genealogical charts. Oversized work is about the Portuguese Jewish family Simões Colaço, which survived the inquisition and ended up to settling in Brazil, in the region of Pernambuco. Here is the genealogy of the family and their descendants. ISBN: 9788599134061. Includes bibliographical references and index. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Brazil -- Pernambuco -- Genealogy. Marranos. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (AC-3-14), Gene2, sef9
Stock number:39077.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid, Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto B. Arias Montano,, 1973
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, 8vo. , 193 pages. In Spanish. Illustrated throughout with photographs and facsimile, includes fold out. SUBJECT (S) : Synagogue architecture -- Spain. Synagogues -- Spain. Inscriptions, Hebrew -- Spain. Includes bibliographical references. Prologue by José Camón Aznar. Light wfear to cover. Good + condition. (SEF-31-9A), SEF9, comhist2, mx3 , 208-210
Stock number:38174.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin, Welt-Verlag, 1932
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 246 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'Exotic Jews. Reports and Studies. ' Collection of travel-vignettes on Jewish, Jewish sects, and Crypto-Jewish communities: the Lithuanian and Cairo Karaites, Sephardi Jews of Thessaloniki, Maghrebian Mizrahi Jews, Yemenite Teimanim, and the crypto-Jewish Dönmeh (Sabbateans) in Turkey as well as Mallorquin Conversos; financed by and originally written for the Yiddish daily Haynt; these reports formed the basis for this book. Ezriel Carlebach (1908–1956) , was a “Hebrew writer and journalist. Carlebach, who was born in Leipzig, left there at the age of 15 to study at Lithuanian yeshivot and later became a pupil of Rabbi Kook in Jerusalem. He was secretary of the international Sabbath League and organized its first conference in Berlin in 1929. Carlebach worked on the editorial staff of the Hamburger Israelitisches Familienblatt from 1929; of the Haynt of Warsaw from 1933; and also the Tel Aviv papers Haaretz and Ha-Zofeh. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Jewish diaspora. Cloth soiled, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-58) xx, Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35193.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem; [No Publisher Stated], 1977
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. Pages 465-525 [i. E. 60 pages] 22 cm. First separate edition. "Reprint from: Rescue attempts during the Holocaust proceedings of the second Yad Vashem International historical Conference-April 1974." Historical work, and reflection on the documentation and materials, on the rescue of the Jews in Croatia. Bibliography: p. 507. Document Facsimiles: p. 508-525. Daniel Carpi (1926-2005) was Professor of Jewish History at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel; author of numerous works in Italian, Hebrew, and English on the history of the Holocaust in Italy and its territories. Subjects: Jews - Croatia. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Croatia. Jews. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . OCLC lists 6 copies. Lightly aged and light soiling to wraps, contains red pencil underlining throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-123-48), HOLO11, IT1. (JA) , sef8
Stock number:35504.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris: Bibliotheque Des Curieus, 1924
Softcover, v, 244 pages, 9 leaves of plates, illustrated, 23 cm. In French. SUBJECT (S) : Inquisition -- Italy -- Fiction. Inquisition -- France -- Fiction. France, Inquisition, Histoire anecdotique, Origines - 1815. Italie, Inquisition, Histoire anecdotique, origines - 1642. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear to edges of cover and pages. Slightly torn cover corners. Wear to binding, spine repaired with tape, otherwise Good condition. (Sef-16-7), SEF4, MX3, rab7
Stock number:24997.
$US 100.00
Imprint: University Of Cincinnati, Department Of Judaic Studies, 1988
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, 8vo. , 39 pages. The 21st Annual Rabbi Louis Feinberg Memorial Lecture in Judaic Studies, March 10th, 1988. Very good condition. (SEF-31-1), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25260.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, The American Jewish Committee, 1952
Binding: Paperback
Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 42 pages. 26 cm. Contents: The Jews of French Morocco -- The Jewish Community and its Institutions -- Personal Status in the Jewish Community -- Moroccan Citizenship and Nationality -- The Judicial System of Morocco -- Education, Civil Liberty and Government -- The Future of Moroccan Jewry. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Morocco. Abriged version in English of an original French work. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Covers lightly bumped, but still solid. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-27), Sef6, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28486.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1968. 1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, xxii, 376 pages, 22 cm. Bibliography on pages 362-364. SUBJECT (S) : Jews--Africa, North--History. Africa, North--History. Gilt lettering on spine, Very good condition in good jacket (SEF-9-8), Sef2, Comhist, SEF7
Stock number:19424.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society Of America., 1968.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xxii, 376 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – Africa, North – history; Africa, North – history. “Born in Aïn-Témouchent, Algeria, Chouraqui [b. 1917] studied political economy and Muslim law at Paris University and the Institut de France. A World War II French resistance fighter, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government and also received various Israel decorations. Soon after World War II, Chouraqui worked as a lawyer and judge for two years in Algeria and was appointed deputy secretary general of the Alliance Israélite Universelle before serving as a permanent delegate for over 20 years. One of the few North African Jewish intellectuals who immigrated to Israel, Chouraqui served as personal adviser to Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion on problems of the integration of ethnic communities. He was deputy mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1969, in charge of cultural, interfaith, and international issues. His public activity reflected a deep commitment to dialogue between cultures and religions at an international level: he co-founded and presided over the Interfaith Committee, co-founded Judeo-Christian Friendship, and was associated with the World Conference on Religions and Peace. Together with Muslim and Christian clerics, he founded the Brotherhood of Abraham, an organization devoted to reconciliation among the three monotheistic religions. ” (EJ, 2007) Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (MX-23-18), MX3, comhist2, sef2, sef4
Stock number:24072.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Detroit; Wayne State University Press, 1970
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. O. 246 pages. 24 cm. First edition. A biography of the life of Aaron Lopez (1731–1782) , “American merchant-shipper. Born in Portugal, Lopez went in 1752 to Newport, Rhode Island, where, renouncing his Marrano past, he remarried his wife Abigail in a Jewish ceremony, underwent circumcision, and in time became a leader of the Yeshuat Israel Congregation. Lopez' ties to the well established Gomez and Rivera families and the British America's economic boom during the French and Indian War assured him the credit he needed to expand his business beyond Rhode Island. Jacob Rodriguez Rivera, whose daughter Sarah he married in 1763 after Abigail's death, often acted as his partner. Though a specialist in the whale oil and spermaceti candle industries, Lopez' business included livestock, groceries, lumber, rum, ships, and clothing. He was also among the few American Jews active in the slave trade. The credit he secured during the 1760s and 1770s from his English suppliers enabled Lopez to build an extensive transatlantic mercantile empire. Lopez had trading connections with the Caribbean, Western Europe, and West Africa and on the eve of the American Revolution, was Newport's leading merchant and her largest taxpayer. Lopez supported the rebel cause and withdrew from British-threatened Newport to Leicester in central Massachusetts. This diminished his business and he did not survive to recoup his losses. The Newporters, to whose prosperity he had contributed so signally before the Revolution, mourned him, wrote Stiles, with a 'demonstration of universal sorrow. ' - EJ 2008. Subjects: Lopez, Aaron, 1731-1782. Previous owner’s bookstamp on ffe, otherwise clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (SEF-52-18), Sef8, amr5. (ja)
Stock number:35130.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
London: Pioneer Press, [1910? ]. Wrappers; 12mo. 16 pages. Anti-Christian tract. Ethics (Christian) Christianity (Anti) OCLC lists one copy worldwide. Some darkening. Good condition. (BR-3)
Stock number:14537.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Edward Goldston Ltc. , 1931. Cloth, 8vo, 351 pages. Illustrated by Jacob Kramer. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Rear board coming loose, wear to outer spine and corners. Otherwise, Very Good condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14474.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Edward Goldston Ltc. , 1931. Cloth, 8vo, 351 pages. Illustrated by Jacob Kramer. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Rear board coming loose, wear to outer spine and corners. Otherwise, Very Good condition. (Comhist1-1), Comhist1
Stock number:19650.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
London: Pioneer Press, 1893. Wrappers; 12mo. 30 pages. Anti-Christian tract. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Sunned; pages very brittle. Two-inch tear at top of spine; corner chipping off. Fair condition. Very Scarce. (k-BR-3)
Stock number:14536.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 1986
Binding: Paperback
Bound in modern wrappers, article removed from complete issue, 29 pages. Light wear. Very good condition. (SEF-35-22), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25386.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Djerba [Tonisia]: Bi-Defus Cohen Ve-Tsva’an, 1948
Binding: Paperback
Period boards. 8vo. 118 pages, 21 cm. In Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. Title translates to “Full Midrash…. Sermons” The Tunisian Jewish community, dating back almost 2, 000 years, would eventually flea to Israel after the anti-semitic backlash to the creation of the state of Israel. Before 1948, the year of this publication, there were 100, 000 Jews living in Tunisia. Today, there are only about 2, 000 left, most of whom live in Djerba (JVL, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Bible commentary. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Haifa) . Boards are heavily worn. Rare. (RAB-65-31), Sef9, sermons1
Stock number:40496.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College Annual, 2003
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 108 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Hebrew Union College annual. Supplements 5. Concerns the political role of the inquisition in seventeenth century Portugal, Converso and New Christian identity in Portugal. Contains an analysis of a previously unpublished report from an ecclesiastical authorities in Tomar, Portugal, in 1629. The report of the Assembly of Tomar was at least in part a response to repeated efforts of Portuguese conversos to persuade Philip IV of Spain (who was also king of Portugal) to reform inquisitorial procedures and revoke certain laws that discriminated against them. Subjects: Councils and synods - Portugal - Tomar - History - 17th century. Jewish Christians - Portugal - History - 17th century. Marranos - Portugal - History - 17th century. Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo (Portugal) . Manuscript. Codice 1508. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SEF-52-2), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35114.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: George Routledge, and New York: Bloch, 1907. Cloth; 12mo. 304 pages. In English and Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Psalms. English & Hebrew. Note (s) : Hebrew text and English translation on opposite pages. OCLC lists seven copies worldwide. Pages brown and foxed; edges worn; spine shaken. Cover is mottled; possibly water-stained. Owner's name on flyleaf; few margin notes in pencil. Fair condition. (BR-2)
Stock number:14499.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Israel: Organización Sionista Mundial, Departamento De Asuntos Sefaradies., 1987.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 96 pages. Illustrated. Second edition. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew poetry, medieval – Spain – history and criticism; Hebrew poetry, medieval – Spain – translations into Spanish. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Covers slightly rubbed, very good condition. (SEF-8-25a), SEF5, lit1
Stock number:25994.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: C. S. Nathan, 1899
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 12mo. 32 pages, 18 cm. In English. The Congregation Shearith Israel, often called The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, is the oldest Jewish congregation in the United States. It was established in 1654 and until 1825 was the only Jewish congregation in New York City (Wikipedia, 2019) . Includes "Amendments to by-laws, adopted and ratified 31st July and 4th September 1836" on pages 17-19 and " Resolutions of the Trustees relative to the cemetary [sic] on Long Island of the Congreation Shearith Israel ... April 27, 1852" on pages. 20-25. SUBJECTS: Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) -- Constitution. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (NYPL, Harvard). Lacks front cover (which was identical to title page). Contents are very good. Rare. (AMR-56-24-D), Amr7, sef9, 215, 214
Stock number:41569.
$US 650.00
Imprint: New York : the Congregation., 1930
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 4 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – United States – New York. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Pages lightly darkened at edges, very good condition. (SEF-10-2), SEF2, amer4, comhist1
Stock number:20899.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia, C. Sherman & Co. , Printers, [Philadelphia], [Jewish Publication Society Of America],, 1975
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 30 pages. 24 cm. Facsimile edition. Beginnings, early American Judaica, 7. Reprint of Philadelphia, 1840 ed. Full title: Persecution of the Jews in the East. Containing the proceedings of a meeting held at the synagogue Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, on Thursday evening, the 28th of Ab. 5600, corresponding with the 27th of August, 1840. Subjects: Jews - Persecutions - Syria - Damascus. Jews - Persecutions. Syria – Damascus. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-25), Sef8, amr5. (ja)
Stock number:35137.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Congregation Shearith Israel, 1954
Softcover, 8vo, 20 pages, 26 cm. SUBJECT (S) : New York (State) . Congregation Shearith Israel -- Anniversary services. Cover title. English and Hebrew texts on opposite pages. Congregation Shearith Israel in the City of New York, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue on the three hundred anniversary of the settlement of Jews in America and the founding of the congregation. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, Hebrew Union, Nat Libr of Israel) . Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-25), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25223.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Congregation Shearith Israel, 1954
Softcover, 8vo, 20 pages, 26 cm. In Honor of the 300th anniversary of the arrival of Jews on what became US soil. SUBJECT (S) : Cover title. English and Hebrew texts on opposite pages. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Brandies, Harvard, Hebrew Union College, National Library of Israel) . Yellowing of cover page. Excellent condition. (Sef-32-11), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25305.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; The Synagogue, 2004
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 4to. [122] pages. 26 cm. First Edition. Finely printed dinner brochure for the 350th anniversary of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York (founded in 1654) . Shearith Israel is the first Jewish Congregation in North America. First page transparent paper and gilt: Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in the City of New York, Cordially Invites You to Its 350th Anniversary Dinner Dance Honoring Edgar J. Nathan 3rd and and Ezra K. Zilkha: Sunday, the Twenty-first of March, Two Thousand and Four, the St. Regis Hotel. Includes laid in brochure for the dinner menu and program. Profusely illustrated throughout, with fascimile letters from the white house and various sefardic congregations, with timeline of Shearith Israel, timeline of Shearith Israel Societies, and Rabbinic timeline; predominantly advertisements and words of congratulations from members of the congregation and friends. Subjects: Sephardim - New York (State) - New York. Sephardim - Religious life. Nathan, Edgar J. 3rd. Zilkha, Ezra K. Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) Congregation Shearith Israel (New York, N. Y. ) - Anniversaries, etc. OCLC lists 3 copies (NYPL, UCLA, American Sephardi Federation) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-34-1), Sef7, Amr5. (ja)
Stock number:32978.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Thessalonique [Thessaloniki], C. Cospidas [K. Kopsidas], 1992
(FT) Original Softcover. 8vo. 159 pages. Illus. 23 cm. Parallel text in Greek, French and English. “The collection of postcards which are brought out in this book make up a photographic panorama of the Jewish element in Thessaloniki. Chronologically these postcards are placed in the time between 1890 and 1917 as it is proved by the information given by the documents themselves. These documents are an indirect historical source reflecting the financial, social and communal organization of the Jewish community of the town. The Synagogues, the dresses, the buildings, the religious leaders, the professions, the editors, are some of the elements of the reader will get familiar with. The whole of these elements which this collection offers us are the valuable tesserae of a mosaic which make up the portrait of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki and generally speaking, of the history of the Jewish Nation. ” -Back cover. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual stamps. Minor wear to cover, interior is crisp (including some in color) . Good Condition. (SEF-42-23), Sef6, comhist2, cds, SEF9, inbt ae
Stock number:36320.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Sao Paulo, Editora Israel, 1994
Softcover. 8vo. 79 pages. 22 cm. In Portuguese. Title translates to English as, “Jews in Brazilian Culture: From the Portuguese Marranos to the Academics of the State of Israel. ” SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Brazil -- Biography. Judeus. Historia Do Brasil - Sociedade (Judeu) . Geographic: Juden. Brasilien. Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-79) . Highlighting throughout, but all text is clear. Good condition. (SEF37-4), SEF6, COMHIST2, ZIONISM1, CDS, latam2
Stock number:28464.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
Frankfurt: Heinrich Ludwig Brünner, 1855. Leather; 8vo. Xvi, 446 pages. In German. Half-leather with morocco spine and corners and gilt letters. Revisions page 446. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- History -- 1789-1945. Judaism -- History -- 19th century. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (Asbury Theological Seminary; UPenn) . Pages darkened and foxed. Backstrip is missing; front cover is detached. Edges and corners worn. Fair condition. (LB-3), sef1
Stock number:15528.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leiden, Elie Luzac, 1773
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 4, 84 pages, 22 cm. In French. Title translates to “The Wisdom of the Sovereign in Finding Ways to Establish a Flourishing Trade. ” Title in red and black and with engraved vignette. The author describes here the economies of different countries during the course of various eras. He posits that freedom of religion is one of the prerequisites for creating a prosperous national economy, examples of failure in that regard is France- who drove out the Huguenots and Spain and Portugal who expelled the Jews. “Certainly the Inquisition is blind, superstitious and cruel for pushing the Jews to desert Portugal and Spain - [eventually] bringing them to Amsterdam, where wise-men welcomed them with kindness. There, the [Jews] encouraged flourishing trade practices which they spread around the world, while in Spain and Portugal [trade] collapsed. That is why in order to populate our provinces and have them grow prosperous, our wiser nations should welcome the stranger… and let all freely practice his religion” (p. 16) . A copy sold at auction for USD 984 in 2016. Significant dampstaining and edgewear. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Later tiny photo of a house added to title page. Good condition. (FR-3-5), fr-3-5 , 211
Stock number:38462.
$US 750.00
Binding: Paperback
Leicester: Newman Wolsey Ltd. , 1944. Wrappers; 16mo. 32 pages. Holocaust Era. First half is an essay which tackles several common stereotypical assumptions; second half is statistics about Jews, presented as tables lists, and a timeline. Jewish question. Jews -- Statistics. Jews -- Great Britain. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Paper very darkened and stained. One correction made in ink. Good condition. (k-BR-3), mx3, holo4
Stock number:14534.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David, 1781
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, folio, 132 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Descriptor: Responsa -- 1040-1600. Named Person: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh torah -- Commentaries. Zimra (known as RaDBaZ = Rabbi David Ben Abi Zimra; 1479–1573) was a “talmudic scholar, halakhic authority, and kabbalist. Abi Zimra was born in Spain into a wealthy family, but by the age of 13 he was in Safed (possibly going via Fez – see Sambari in Neubauer's Chronicles, vol. 1 (1887) , 157) . The most eminent of his teachers was Joseph Saragossi of Sicily who left Spain in 1492 and eventually settled in Safed. Abi Zimra moved to Jerusalem but shortly before 1513 immigrated to Egypt, apparently due to bad economic conditions in Palestine. He remained there for 40 years, first in Alexandria, then in Cairo where he joined the bet din of the nagid, Isaac Sholal. After the conquest of Egypt by the Turks (1517) and the decline of the office of the nagid, Abi Zimra became the official head of Egyptian Jewry. He was not only dayyan but also head of a yeshivah, trustee of the hekdesh, and administrator of charity collections. He held all of these offices in an honorary capacity, as he was financially independent. Apart from his inherited wealth Abi Zimra was apparently successful in business and as a moneylender to non-Jews” (Zimmels in EJ 2010) . OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Hinge & spine repair. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Good Condition. (Heb-33-16), Es, heb3, sef6, rab8, spec6
Stock number:28045.
$US 700.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1939
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. [pages 345-387], i. E. 42 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In English, with some Hebrew. Reprinted from Jewish quarterly review, new series, vol. 29, no. 4. A survey of recent publications by the Schocken Institute for Research on Hebrew Poetry. Includes one plate, and a comparative listing of translation variants of a J. P. S. And Schocken editions of poems by Moses ibn Ezra. Subjects: Hebrew poetry - History and criticism. Israel Davidson – Hebrew Poetry – Offprints. OCLC lists 4 copies (Brandeis, Duke, Hebrew Univ, Natl Libr Israel) . Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SEF-46-29), Ef7, Heb3, Spec6. (ja)
Stock number:33008.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. [pages 299-398] ie 100 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with introduction in English. Reprinted from the Jewish quarterly review. New series, V. XXX, no. 4. "As a fitting part of his ... ['Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry'] the late Prof. Israel Davidson had compiled a list of rhymes". At his sudden death he left a manuscript called "Mafteaha-haruzim. " The Jewish Quarterly Review published this list, hoping to benefit the owners of the Thesaurus. "The introduction has been prepared, and the proofs read, by Prof. Ismar Elbogen. " He also added bibliographical foot-notes. Includes indexes of the rhymes in poetry of Abraham Ibn Ezra (p. 301-305) , Eleazar ha-Bavli (p. 306-310) , Todros Abulafia (p. 311-323) , Judah al-H? Arizi (p. 324-329) , Judah ha-Levi (p. 330-337) , Joseph K? Imhi (p. 338-347) , Jacob Ibn Tsur (p. 348-352) , Moses Ibn Ezra (p. 353-370) , Moses Ibn Tsur (p. 371-373) , ? Immanue? L ha-Romi (p. 374-378) , Solomon Ibn-Gabirol (p. 379-384) , Samuel ha-Nagid (p. 385-398) . Subjects: Hebrew poetry, Medieval - Bibliography. Hebrew poetry, Medieval - Indexes. Hebrew poetry, Medieval - Rhyme index. Hebrew language - Rhyme - Indexes. Rhyme indexes - Hebrew poetry, Medieval. Piyut piyyutim. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to wraps, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-46-30), Ef7, Heb3, Spec6. (ja)
Stock number:33009.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Westport, CT, Praeger, 1995
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Viii, 193 pages. Maps. 25 cm. Ismar Schorsch’s copy. Series: With Eyes Toward Zion, IV. Contents: Introduction: America-Holy Land Studies as a Field of Scholarly Inquiry -- Pt. I. Zion in America's Faith. 1. The Holy Land in American Spiritual History. 2. Jewish Distinctiveness Within the American Tradition: The Eretz Israel Dimension. 3. American Christian Devotees in the Holy Land -- Pt. II. Representative Jewish Personalities. 4. Isaac Leeser of the Historical School. 5. Abraham I. Rice: Pioneer of Orthodoxy in America. 6. Sir Moses Montefiore: American Jewry's Ideal -- Pt. III. "Names on the Land" 7. Biblical Place-Names in America (with maps) . 8. America in Zion: Settlements and Institutions (with map) -- Pt. IV. Rediscovery of the Holy Land. 9. Choice Readings: An Annotated Record. SUBJECT(S) : Palestine in Judaism. Palestine in Christianity. Judaism -- United States -- History -- 19th century. Biblical place names in America. Includes bibliographical references and index. Ismar Schorsch is a “Jewish historian and sixth chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary. As a spokesperson for Conservative Judaism, Schorsch addressed both his denominational constituency and a broader audience. In national affairs, he has brought Jewish perspectives to contemporary political debates over environmentalism, health care, welfare reform, and separation of church and state” (EJ, 2007) . Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-20), amr4, zionism1, cds
Stock number:28479.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1901. Cloth, 12mo, 146 pages. Gilt lettering on spine, cover. Embossed design on cover. Spine slightly soiled. Cyrus Adler's copy. Very Good condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14468.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Hebrew Book Union, 1880
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; x, 241 pages; 12mo. x, 241 pages. First thus. De Solla was rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado. Singerman 2905. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Jewish law. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide of this edition. Lacks outer binding. Dampstains to few pages, but all text is clear. Good condition. (AMR-37-8)., AMR4, CDS AMRM!
Stock number:26897.
$US 400.00
Imprint: Paris: Albin Michel, 1989
Paperback, 8vo. , 268 pages. In French. Translated from the English by Janine Gdalia. English title: The Mellah Society: Jewish Community Life in Sherifian Morocco. Originally published in Hebrew in 1983. “The Mellah Society is a compact yet detailed and fascinating account of Jewish life in precolonial Morocco, based on the voluminous but rarely studies writings of eighteenth and nineteenth century Judeo-Moroccan sages” (from back cover of English edition) . Deshen is a Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. SUBJECT(S) : Jew --Morocco --Social conditions. Morocco -- Ethnic relations. Very good condition. (SEF-27-17), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25233.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: Ithaca, N. Y. ; Cornell University Press, 1974
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 251 pages. 22 cm. First edition. With 7 illustrations and two kinship charts. Anthropological study detailing symbols, religious belief, celebration rites, and kinship ties of Tunisan and Moroccan Jewish emigrants to Israel. Co-written by Moshe Shokeid and Shlomo Deshen, both Professors in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. Subjects: Jews, North African - Israel. Israel - Emigration and immigration. Anthropology. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SEF-46-11), Ef7, Comhist2. (ja)
Stock number:32996.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Philosophical Library, 1952. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 178 pages. Illustrated with diagrams. Contains index. Ex library with spine label. Very good condition in good dust jacket. (BR-2), mx3, brit1
Stock number:14490.
$US 100.00
Imprint: East Aurora, N. Y. The Roycrofters, 1900
Softcover, 12mo, 2 volume, portrait, 20 cm. Series: His Little journeys. SUBJECT (S) : Authors, English. Title page. And initials designed by Samuel Warner; book 2 illumined by Frances Carmody. Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-28-5), SEF4, MX3, brit2
Stock number:25128.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin Bonn, F. Dümmler, 1932
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 204 pages. 20 cm. In German. CONTENTS: Von den ahnen. --Der mensch und der denker. --Der nachlass. --Die erbschaft. --Buchkundliche nachschau. “Spinoza (1632–1677) was a philosopher born in Amsterdam of Portuguese background, who became one of the most important representatives of the rationalist movement in the early modern period. Spinoza today continues to be debated by philosophers of a wide range of intellectual affiliations. Turning to his critique of religion, Spinoza may be said to have laid the foundation for the scientific study of the Bible. He also had a considerable impact on Jewish thinkers. ” (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Spinoza, Benedictus de. ; Philosophy of History; Kingdom of the Netherlands; XVII Century AD; Histoire de la Philosophy; Pays-Bas. Very good condition. (FEST1-78), FEST2, GER7, COMHIST2, BIBLE2, CDS, sef6
Stock number:27210.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd. , 1957. Cloth, 8vo, 152 pages. Lehmann A10: 153. Very Good Condition in Very Good jacket. (BR-1)
Stock number:14409.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London: Printed For The Author. Philadelphia: Reprinted For His Son, Isaac Edrehi,, 1853
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st American Edition. Original tooled cloth, large 8vo, 290+ 39 pages. Includes tissued frontispiece portrait of author (see Rubens 754) . In English interspersed with Hebrew. Also includes long list of subscribers throughout the United States. Singerman 1277. Moses Edrehi was a wandering preacher originally from Morocco, who spent time in Europe, including England, and eventually settled in Eretz Israel, where he took on the title of "British Consul at Jerusalem. " This edition was prepared for an American readership by the Author's son, Isaac Edrehi. Much on the Jews of Morocco. Frontis foxed as generally found. Spine rebacked. Bottom 1 inch shows dampstaining throughout, including to the boards, with no text affected. Good Condition. (KH-9-36), Amr7, sef9
Stock number:41034.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Genèva, Éditions De L'Avenir, 1971
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 75 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Egypt -- History.  Egypt -- History.   OCLC lists three copies worldwide (Princeton, New York Public Research Library, University of Oxford) In good condition. (SEF-12A-8), SEF5, comhist2
Stock number:25965.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim, Hevrah Le-Hotsa'at Sefarim a. Y. Ha-Universitah Ha-ivrit, 1945
(FT) Softcover, 8vo, 12, 272, 1, 32 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Egypt -- History. “Yatsa la-or be-siyua Ha-keren' A. Sh. Aleksander Kohut. ” Added title page: The Jews in Egypt in the Hellenistic-Roman age in the light of the papyri. “The English text is but a brief summary of the Hebrew original”--Pref. “Luah ha-kitsurim”: page [9]-12.Tcherikover (Avigdor; 1894–1958) , was an “historian. Tcherikover was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, into a family of maskilim. Emigrating to Palestine in 1925, Tcherikover became one of the first teachers at the Hebrew University, and the first professor of ancient history. A general historian by training, Tcherikover first wrote in the field of Hellenistic history; his Die Hellenistischen Staedtegruendungen von Alexander dem Grossen bis auf die Roemerzeit became the basic work in this field. Later he devoted himself entirely to the study of Jewish history during the Graeco-Roman period and became one of the most distinguished scholars in the field. The other important field of Tcherikover's work on the history of the Diaspora in Egypt was based on his research of papyri. Among the tens of thousands of Greek papyri found in Egypt from the end of the 19th century onward, papyri which mentioned Jews or matters connected with Jews were also discovered. Tcherikover initiated systematic research of the Jewish papyri, publishing many studies and a comprehensive research work, Ha-Yehudim be-Mizrayim ba-Tekufah ha-Helenistit-ha-Romit le-Or ha-Papirologyah (‘The Jews in Egypt in the Hellenistic-Roman Age in the Light of the Papyri”) . Tcherikover's scholarly work is outstanding for construction, clarity of thought, lucidity of presentation, precision of detail, and general historic perception” (Fuks in EJ 2007) . Tears to corners and edges of cover. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Sef-18-8), SEF5, SPEC2, 2ndtemple1
Stock number:25516.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Latin American Jewish Studies Association, 1984
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Stapled Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Xiii, 60 pages. Subtitle: “Proceedings of the First research conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, held on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on October 30-November 1, 1982.” CONTENTS: Using Jewish Reference Sources for the Study of Latin American Jewry: A Bibliography. / Arnona Rudavksy – United States Library Collections on Latin American Jews / Richard D. Woods and Arnona Rudavsky – United States Archival Resources for the Study of Jews in Latin America / Thomas Niehaus and Maria Hernandez-Lehmann – Disappearing Memories: The Loss of Jewish Records in Latin America / Robert M. Levine – Program of the First Conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. Laid In: Signed letter from the editor. Minor wear to cover; internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-5a), SEF6, AMR4, CDS, bibliog3, latam2
Stock number:28406.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1903
Binding: Paperback
Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Sunday News, Nov. 1903. ABSTRACT: Dr. Elzas tells of visiting the Secretary of State's office and despairing over the storage conditions for the historical documents stored there. He tells of finding rich sources regarding the history of the Jews of South Carolina, including valuable information about Henry Moses, Samuel Levy, Montague Simons, Haym Solomons, Levy Solomon, Mordicai Lyon, Moses Simons, and Henry Harris. In the following article he tells of the seal for the Hebrew Benevolent Society and of a long-held but mistaken belief about the date of the founding of the society. Subtitle: Jewish Merchants in Charleston in Revolutionary Day – A Jew who Paid Quit Rents in 1739 – Summary of Testimony Given in an Examination of Citizens who had Remained in Charleston During the British Occupation and whose Loyalty to the Patriot Cause had been Questioned – Who was “Moses, with the Big Nose? ” OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Worn at edges with no loss of paper. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-29) ., Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28432.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1903
Binding: Paperback
Original Self-Wrappers. 8vo. 4 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. Subtitle: “Dr. Barnett A. Elzas Establishes the Justice of his Criticisms of Mr. Huhner's article ‘Charleston’ [in the Jewish Encyclopedia] by Reference to Authorities in this State whom None can Gainsay. ” SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. A few minor, closed tears to egdes, but no loss of paper. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-27) . Xx, Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28430.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Charleston, News And Courier And Daggett Print Co., 1902
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 13 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, November 1902. Subtitles: “Compiled from Recently Discovered Records, ” and "Inscribed to the present members of K. K. B. E. " Includes annual lists of congregation members 1800-1810. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – South Carolina. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-25), Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28427.
$US 110.00
Imprint: Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1903
Binding: Paperback
Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the News and Courier. A correspondence between Huhner and Elzas on the criticisms of Huhner’s article in the Jewish Encyclopaedia. Subtitle: “Some Correspondence that Does not Affect the Questions at Issue – Faulty Encyclopaedias Cited in Defence of an Error – Stands by His Story of Salvador – Is not Familiar with Tory Records of this State – Thinks Lushington’s Company was Composed of Jews – Continental Officers from Other States Credited to South Carolina – Thinks the Act of 1811 Created First Free School Commissioners in Charleston. ” SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- South Carolina -- Charleston. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Vertical crease throughout. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-28) ., Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28431.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Charleston, News And Courier And Daggett Print Co., 1902
Binding: Hardcover
Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 9 pages. 21 cm. Reprinted from the Charleston News and Courier, December, 1902. Part one of four. A survey of the Jews found in records to be living in Charleston, SC. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – South Carolina. Slight discoloration to boards with a few small gouges, no loss of paper. Internal pages nice and clean. Good+ condition. (SEF44-24), Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28426.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1902
Binding: Paperback
Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 21 cm. Reprinted from The Charleston News and Courier, December 1902. A sharp critique of the accuracy of the article, “Charleston” from the Jewish Encyclopaedia by L. Huhner. The review spawned a series of correspondence between Elzas and Huhner on the accuracy of each other’s historical claims. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-32) ., Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28435.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Charleston, Daggett Printing Co., 1902
Binding: Paperback
Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 21 cm. Reprinted from The Charleston News and Courier, December 1902. A sharp critique of the accuracy of the article, “Charleston” from the Jewish Encyclopaedia by L. Huhner. The review spawned a series of correspondence between Elzas and Huhner on the accuracy of each other’s historical claims. “Compliments of the author, ” written atop front cover. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Vertical crease throughout, but all text is clear. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-32a) ., Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28436.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1979. Cloth; 8vo. Xiv, 370 pages. Illustrated with sixteen pages of period cartoons and drawings. With notes, bibliography, index, abbreviations, and appendix of statistics on Jewish crime. Very scholarly work ".. Which discusses the process by which Jews who migrated to England in the 18th and early 19th centuries became participants in British life. " Jews -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century. Juifs -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 18e siècle. Geographic: Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837. Great Britain -- Ethnic relations. Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1714-1837. Corners slightly bumped; otherwise, excellent condition in very good dust jacket. (BR-3)
Stock number:14521.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berkeley, University Of California Press, 2002
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 347 pages. 22 cm. CONTENTS: The Resettlement (1656-1700) – Bankers and Brokers, Peddlers and Pickpockets (1700-1800) – Poverty to Prosperity (1800-1870) – Native Jews and Foreign Jews (1870-1914) – The Great War to the Holocaust (1914-1945) – The Fracturing of Anglo-Jewry (1945-2000) . Includes glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms, bibliography and index. Lacks dustjacket. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-6), Sef6, comhist2, brit1, cds
Stock number:28369.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv: A. Levin Epshtayn, 1972
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 241 pages, illustrated, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Palestine -- History. On verso of title page: Those beautiful days. Light wear to binding. Chipping to edges of cover jacket. Very good condition. (Sef-29-5), SEF5
Stock number:26000.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Atheneum., 1973.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Large 8vo; 369 pages; Includes 9-page index. First edition. Evans "tells of his grandparents' debate to leave Lithuania for America, the first few years in the Baltimore slums, and their decision to gamble on the South. He writes about the family store, and describes his boyhood in Durham, in the North Carolina tobacco belt, where his father was mayor from 1950 to 1962 during the stormiest years of the Civil Rights era. " Also a history of earlier German & Sephardic Jewish communities in the South & the role of Southern Jews in the Civil War & Reconstruction. Ex library, good+ condition. (AMR-25-11), AMR4
Stock number:31362.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris: P. Geuthner,, 1906
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition, 12mo, 39 pages; 21 cm. In Ge’ez, Hebrew, French and Arabic. Mota Muse, or the Death of Moses, is a key text in Haymanot, Judaism as traditionally practiced by the Ethiopian Beta Israel. It is printed here in its original Ge’ez, with a running Hebrew translation, a French translation, and with Arabic extracts. Jacques Faïtlovitch studied Ethiopian languages at the Sorbonne, visiting Ethiopia for the first time at the age of 23 in 1904 and dedicating the rest of his life to studying and improving the conditions of the Beta Israel. This translation followed his first account of his travels, Notes d'un voyage chez les Falachas (1905) . SUBJECT(S) Ethiopian Jews -- Orientalism. Spine rebacked. Slight edgewear, paper yellowing. Otherwise, Very Good- condition (Spec-43-3), Sef9, fr1
Stock number:37453.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York: Yeshiva University Press, 1976
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 118 pages. In English . SUBJECT (S) : Jewish Ethics. Author: “(c. 1225–1295) , philosophical author and translator. Little is known about Falaquera's life. Born in Spain, it appears that he lived in the border provinces of Spain and France. He was a prolific writer, well versed in Islamic and Greek philosophy, but was not an original thinker. His writings are representative of the scientific and philosophic thought of the Jews of his time. ” (EJ, Moshe Nahum Zobel) In good condition. (MX13-11), MX1, sef4, rab5
Stock number:21352.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Hoboken; KTAV Pub. House, 1987
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Hardbound. 8vo. XIII, 241 [21] pages. 24 cm. First edition. 21 pages of plates. Red cloth over boards, gilt lettering on spine, dust jackets. 21 pages of plates. Rabbi Floyd Fierman, Ph. D. (1917-1989) , served Temple Mount Sinai of El Paso, Texas from 1949 to 1979. His leadership in the community extended far beyond the temple. He was actively engaged in combating racism and fighting for civil rights in El Paso. He was also dedicated to interfaith education and communication and to tracking the history of Jews in the binational southwest. Although Fierman was not trained as a professional historian, his contributions to the field included several books and monographs on Jews of the southwest, including “Guts and Ruts: The Jewish Pioneer on the Trail in the American Southwest” (1984) , and its sequel “Roots and Boots” (1988) . He also wrote for several scholarly journals including Western States Jewish History, American Jewish Historical Quarterly, American Jewish Archives, and Arizona and the Southwest. Subjects: Jews -- Genealogy -- Southwest, New -- Jews -- Genealogy. Sephardim -- Southwest, New -- Genealogy. Dust jacket lightly soiled. Edges lightly soiled. Internal pages crisp. Very good+ condition. (SEF41-5) xx, Sef6, amr4, comhist2. (ja)
Stock number:28307.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Ben-Zvi, 1960
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 215 pages. Maps. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “The Jews in India: Their Contribution to the Economic and Political Life. ” Series: “Mehkarim u-mekorot shel Mekhon Ben-Tsevi, ha-Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- India -- Politics and government. Jews -- India -- Social conditions. Fischel was a scholar of Oriental Jewry and Islamic civilization, and professor of Semitic Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Very Good Condition with good jacket. (SEF44-21), Sef6, heb3, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28423.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Ktav, 1969
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xxvii, 139 pages. 24 cm. Later Edition (first published 1937) with new introduction by the author on “The Court Jew in the Islamic World. ” CONTENTS: Under the Abbasid Caliphate – Under the Fatimid Caliphate – Under the Mongol il-Khans. Includes index (pages 137-139) . Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-28), Sef6, arab1, comhist2, cds, SEF7
Stock number:28392.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Princeton, N. J. ; Princeton University Press, 2010
Binding: Hardback
Softbound. 8vo. XII, 271 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. National Jewish Book Award Winner. "K. E. Fleming's Greece-a Jewish History is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews, and the only history that includes material on their diaspora in Israel and the United States. The book tells the story of a people who for the most part no longer exist and whose identity is a paradox in that it wasn't fully formed until after most Greek Jews had emigrated or been deported and killed by the Nazis. For centuries, Jews lived in areas that are now part of Greece. But Greek Jews as a nationalized group existed in substantial number only for a few short decades-from the Balkan Wars (1912-13) until the Holocaust, in which more than 80 percent were killed. Greece - a Jewish History describes their diverse histories and the processes that worked to make them emerge as a Greek collective. It also follows Jews as they left Greece - as deportees to Auschwitz or émigrés to Palestine/Israel and New York's Lower East Side. In such foreign settings their Greekness was emphasized as it never was in Greece, where Orthodox Christianity traditionally defines national identity and anti-Semitism remains common. "-From the Jacket. Subjects: Jews - Greece - History - 20th century. Jews - Greece - History - 21st century. Greece - Ethnic relations. Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-47-7), Sef7, Holo10. (ja)
Stock number:33030.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London; "jewish Chronicle" Office,, 1888
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 32 pages ; 25 cm. In English. Two papers on Spinoza read before the Jews’ College Literary Society on June 5th 1887 and April 22nd 1888. “Jews' College was opened in Finsbury Square, London as a rabbinical seminary in 1855 with the support of Chief Rabbi Nathan Adler and of Sir Moses Montefiore, who had conceived the idea for such a venture as early as 1841. The college quickly established itself as a place where high quality rabbinical training was available and its alumni and staff often became prominent in Anglo-Jewry. In 1881, the College moved to larger premises in Tavistock Square, close to University College, where it was envisaged that Jews’ College students would be able to combine their religious studies and university studies to degree level. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Paper wrappers are torn. Inside pages very bright with minimal markings. Overall in good condition. (BR-11-5), Brit2, sef9
Stock number:36878.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Madrid: Siglo XXI De Espana Editores, 1999
Edition: First Edition
Softcover, 8vo, viii, 213 pages, illustrated (1 color) , 21 cm. In Spanish. 1st Edition. Series: Historia; Variation: Historia (Siglo Veintiuno de Espana Editores) . SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Morocco -- Fes -- Biography. Sephardim -- Morocco -- Fes -- Biography. Jews, Moroccan -- Spain -- Madrid -- Biography. Jews, Moroccan -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Biography. Jewish businesspeople -- Biography. Spies -- Spain -- Biography. Diplomatieke betrekkingen. Pallache, Samuel, d. 1616. Fes (Morocco) -- Biography. Madrid (Spain) -- Biography. Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- Biography. Pallache, Samuel; Biografia. ; Espana; Historia; Siglo XVII. ; Judios; Persecuciones. Includes bibliographical references on pages 205-213. Hinge repair. Wear to binding. Light bumping to edges and corners of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-21-19), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25189.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Mexico] : Editoral Porrua., 1973.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 233 pages. In Spanish. Second edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Proverbs – Spanish; Bible. O. T. Apocrypha. Ecclesiastics – Spanish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. SERIES: Sepan cuentos ; ; núm. 54. Tanned, good condition. (SEF-12-2), SEF2, bible1, spanish1
Stock number:20934.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Granada: El Defensor De Granada,, 1920
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 79 pages, 8vo. In Spanish. “Discurso leído ante la Real Academia de la Historia. ” Wear on cover and binding. Ex-library with minimal marks. Brown, fragile pages, minor chippings on edge of 2 leaves. Otherwise good condition. (k-rab-2-8), Mx2, rab5, sef2, sef4, sp1
Stock number:21607.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Thessalonike: Idruma Ets Ahaim, 1999
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 171 pages, 24 cm. In English, French, Greek, and Judeo-Spanish. Contents include essays on the origins of Judeo-Spanish and topics related to its literature, poetry, and culture. SUBJECTS: Ladino literature -- Congresses. Jews -- Spain -- Congresses. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide, but only one copy on the east coast (USHMM) , and none at any Ivy League Libraries (OCLC: 222831169) . Very good condition. (YID-32-19-AX), Sef9, 215
Stock number:40682.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Leiden: Brill, 1980
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, viii, 218 pages, 25 cm. Series: Studies in Judaism in modern times; v. 6. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Morocco -- Fes. Juifs -- Maroc -- Des. Joden. Fes (Morocco) -- Ethnic relations. Fes, Maroc -- Relations interethniques. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 206-211. Light wear to cover binding. Very good condition. (Sef-29-9), Sef4, comhist2
Stock number:25903.
$US 175.00
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Imprint: New York, NY; Friends Of The David Yellin Teachers College, 1992
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 4to. [80] pages. 31 cm. First edition. Friends of the David Yellin Teachers College photographic album series v. 5. Full title: The Jews of Spain: a select collection of photographs of the Jews of Spain in their countries of dispersion: presented at the annual dinner, Hotel Pierre, New York City, November 8, 1992. Introductory essay by Jane S. Gerber. Principally illustrated black and white photography album of Sephardim, primarily photographs from the late 19th and early 20th century from various locations bordering the Mediterranean sea. Subjects: Jews - Spain - Pictorial works. Sephardim - Pictorial works. Jews. Sephardim. Pictorial works. Spain. OCLC lists 5 copies (Lib Congress; American Sephardi Federation; Spertus; Towson; Baker) . Institutional stamps on endpages and title page, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-52-32), Sef8,
Stock number:35144.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris: Editions Hispaniques, 1992
Paperback, 8vo, 146 pages, 24 cm. In French. Series: Collection "Theses, memoires et travaux". ; Serie Etudes catalanes; 3. Contents: Les juifs dans les royaumes chretiens iberiques a la fin du Moyen Age; Beatrice Leroy -- Les juifs de Gerone (Xe-XVe siecles) ; Ramon Alberch I Fugueras – L’inscription synagogale d’Olot; Gerard Nahon -- Les bibles peninsulaires; Monique Boaziz Aboulker -- Les juifs catalans face aux chretiens; David Romano -- Jacques Ier le Conquerant et les juifs de Montpelier; Richard Ayoun -- Le rabbin Moshe Ben Nahman et la controverse de Barcelone; Robert Chazan -- Existe-t-il un judeo-catalan calque? --oui! ; Haim Vidal Sephiha. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Spain -- Gerona -- Congresses. Gerona (Spain) -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses. At head of title: Universite de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) , Centre d’etudes catalanes. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Crease mark across front cover. Wear to edges of cover and cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-21-20), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25190.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Ajuntament De Girona, Patronat “call De Girona”, ca 2000
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, 4to. , 31 pages. In Catalan, Spanish, English, Hebrew, and French. Jerusalem – Girona – Jerusalem : Images and text between two cities. Beautifully printed, Full page color illustrations, photographs, and facsimiles of art and manuscripts from Jewish Girona. Very good condition. (SEF-35-3), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25337.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Ajuntament De Girona, Patronat “call De Girona”, 1998
Photocopied packet in paper binder, 17pages. In Catalan. Articles from a variety of Spanish newspapers and magazines on the celebration of Hanukkah in the Jewish community of Girona. Includes pictures of menorah lighting, and of the chief Rabbi Eliahu Bakshi Doron at the ceremony. Very good condition. (SEF-35-2), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25336.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Diputacio De Girona, 1994
Paperback, square 8vo. , 96 pages. Illustrated guide to the history and culture of the Jewish community of Girona, a city in the Northeast of Catalonia, Spain. Full of photographs, drawings and maps. Very good condition. (SEF-27-18), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25234.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Ajuntament De Girona, ca 2000
Paper brochure, [7] pages. Full color brochure for tourists on the history of Jews in Girona. With small map of the Jewish quarter. Very good condition. (SEF-35-6), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25340.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Chicago : Spertus College of Judaica Press., 1972.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
4to. Xv, 116 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Manuscripts, Hebrew – Illinois – Chicago – catalogs; Manuscripts, Hebrew – facsimiles; manuscripts, Judeo-Arabic – Illinois – Chicago – catalogs; manuscripts, Judeo-Arabic – facsimiles; Jews – Yemen (Republic) – intellectual life; Spertus College of Judaica – catalogs. Born in Chicago, Golb (b. 1928) is an historian and a paleographer; he earned his Ph. D. At Johns Hopkins in 1954. “His discoveries have included the identification of Obadiah the Proselyte as author of the oldest Hebrew musical manuscript, the recovery of a Genizah document describing a prominent European convert to Judaism at the beginning of the 11th century; the discovery and decipherment of the earliest extant legal record of the Jews of Sicily and of an original autograph manuscript of Khazarian Jews of Kiev; and the identification of a Hebrew document dealing with the First Crusade. His hypothesis of the existence of a center of Jewish culture in medieval Rouen and of an important yeshivah there has recently been supported by archeological discoveries in that city. In a recent study he has concluded that the Dead Sea Scrolls originated not with a sect at Qumran but in Jerusalem, being hidden away by the Jews at the time of the First Revolt against Rome. ” (EJ) Littauer Foundation sticker and blacked out owner's name on front endpapers, top corner bumped, otherwise very good condition. (BIB-4-19), BIBLIOG1, sef4, bibliog2, mx3
Stock number:19892.
$US 100.00
London: Penguin, 1939. Softcover with dustjacket; 12mo. 213 pages. 33 Illustrations including woodcuts and eight pages of photographic plates." Hitler-era history & analysis of Antisemitism. Lehmann page 23. Jews -- History -- 70- Jews -- Persecutions. Antisemitism. Zionism. Owner's stamp on title page. Pages browning; otherwise, good condition. Cover in perfect condition; some edge wear to dustjacket. (BR-2), Holo5, Brit1
Stock number:26019.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Geo. W. Jones, 1931. "Reports of three Lectures by Sir Israel Gollancz. " Printed for private circulation. Cloth, wide 8vo, 67 pages. Gilt lettering on spine. Heavy paper with rough cut bottom edges. Includes photo plate of author. Roth A12: 27. Ex-Library with usual markings. Cover slightly soiled. Very Good Condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14411.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1924. Cloth, 8vo, 320 pages. Gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on cover. Photo plate of author. Inscription on front endpaper. Rear board slightly loose, minor wear to corners. Very Good condition. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. (BR-1)
Stock number:14440.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Oxford University Press, 1924. Cloth; 12mo. X, 320 pages. Gilt lettering and design on cover. Frontispiece photograph of the author. OCLC lists sixteen copies worldwide. Edges bumped; very good condition. (BR-3)
Stock number:14520.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid, Fundaciones Vega-Inclán, 1966
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 31 pages, [8] pages of plates. Illus. 18 cm. Brief guide to the Synagogue of El Transito (Sinagoga del Tránsito) is a historical building in Toledo, Spain, founded by Samuel ha-Levi in 1336. Includes foldout maps. SUBJECT(S) : Toledo (Spain) . Casa del Greco. Sinagoga del Tránsito. Translation of Visita a la Casa y Museo del Greco y a la Sinagoga del Tránsito. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF37-3), SEF6, CDS, art1
Stock number:28463.
$US 100.00
Imprint: A Cologne, Chez Pierre Marteau., 1769
Binding: Hardback
Period Half Leather with raised bands. Only second volume, 12mo, 513 pages, Includes period engravings. In French. SUBJECT (S) : Inquisition -- Histoire -- Ouvrages avant 1800. Tiree des “Memoires historiques” de Louis-Ellies Du Pin, de l’”Histoire de l’Inquisition” de Jacques Marsollier et du “Voyage” de Charles Dellon, avec un discours sur quelques auteurs qui ont traite de l’Inquisition, par l’abbe Claude-Pierre Goujet. Le “Manuel des inquisiteurs” est de à l’abbe Morellet. Fausse adresse. Publie a Paris, d’apres Weller. Other Titles: Histoire des inquisitions, ou l’on rapporte l’origine et le progres de ces tribunaux, leurs variations et la forme de leur juridiction. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (RENNES1-BU DROIT �CO GESTION, SCD PARIS 1) . Bumped cover corners and edges. Very good condition. (Sef-18-7), Sef5, spec2
Stock number:25515.
$US 175.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1964. Cloth, 8vo, 217 pages. First edition. Gilt lettering on spine. No visible wear, like new. Listed in Lehmann X; a (page 73) . Very Good condition in very good dust jacket. (BR-1)
Stock number:14445.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia: Dropsie College, 1933
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 377 pages; Includes 6-page bibliography & 13-page index. Includes a fair amount on England, also on elsewhere in Europe. Ex library copy, front cover repaired. Good condition. (Comhist1-9), Comhist1, brit1, rab4
Stock number:19694.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Herman Press, New York, 1966
Edition: Revised Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 378 pages; Includes 6-page bibliography & 13-page index. Includes a fair amount on England, also on elsewhere in Europe. Wear to dustcover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Comhist1-9), mx2, rab8, comhist2, inbt, mea
Stock number:28634.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London; Harrison And Sons, 1877
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. Folio. 359 pages. 33 cm. First edition. In English and French. Principalities. No. 1 (1877) . Correspondence respecting the condition and treatment of the Jews in Servia: 1867-76; presented to the House of Commons by command of Her Majesty, in pursuance of their address dated February 15, 1877. Contains 644 Papers. In 1861 the Servian (Serbian) Jews were deprived of their rights and were to be expelled. The community enlisted the support of the British Consul in Belgrade to alleviate their situation. This document reproduces the ongoing correspondence between the community, the British Government, the Alliance Israelite Universal and J M Montefiore as the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews in trying resolve these difficulties. The correspondence includes letters from Sir Francis Goldsmid (first Jew to become an English barrister and member of Parliament for Reading) , Lord John Russell (an English prime minister who was Foreign Secretary at this time) and others. Subjects: Jews, Serbian - Social conditions - 19th century. Jews - Serbia - Persecutions. Jews - Social conditions - 19th century. Serbia - Foreign relations - Great Britain. Great Britain - Foreign relations - Serbia. OCLC lists 2 copies (Alberta, CJH) . Bound in original cloth and marbled boards. Light rubbing to boards; light foxing throughout, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. Rare and important. (SEF-52-34), SEF8, BRIT1, SPEC6.. (JA) ee , 211
Stock number:35146.
$US 750.00
Imprint: New York : Behrmans., 1939.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 118 pages; Illustrated. First edition. Lopez & Touro were Sephardic founders of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the Oldest Synagogue in North America. A nicely done double-biography. Library stamp on title page verso. Lightly faded area along top of cover. Very Good Condition. (AMR-26-4), AMR0, sef7
Stock number:30722.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid : Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto Arias Montano, 1964.
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 483 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – history – 70-1789; Jews – persecutions. SERIES: Biblioteca hebraicoespañola, ; v. 8. Ex library, front hinge starting, very good condition. (SEF-10-27), rab7, sp1
Stock number:20921.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Casablanca: Be-Defus Sh. Gayan, 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Later boards. 4to. 324 pages, 32 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “To You, Solomon. ” SUBJECTS: Responsa - 1800. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (OCLC: 233298982) . Ex-library with usual markings. Very good condition. (RAB-65-42), Sef9
Stock number:40700.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Djerba: Defus David Idan, 1919
Binding: Hardcover
Period boards. 8vo. 6, 218, 12 pages. In Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. Title translates to “Sefer Midrash Hagadah: Commentaries and Explanations. ” Tzemach HaCohen (1739-1813) was a prominent Tunisian rabbi and Torah scholar from Djerba. Otzar HaHaggadot 2698, Yaari, 1893. SUBJECTS: Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Passover -- Customs and practices. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (NLI and JTS) . Top-left third of first two leaves are missing, with text loss, but remaining text is good. Damp stains throughout. Binding repaired. Overall Fair Condition. (RAB-64-13), Rab13, sef9
Stock number:39811.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Lodz:yitshak Shlomovits, Bi-Defus M. Tsederboi), 1911
Binding: Paperback
(FT) Modern Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 56 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. “On the life and customs of the Jews of China. ” Following a petition to American President McKinley for a permit to tour China to research the roots and customs of the Chinese Jews, Uziel Haga accompanied the U. S. Armed Forces on an expedition in 1901. Haga present here a comprehensive description of Chinese life and customs, including a prayer for recitation during the Seven Days of Mourning. The Author maintains that the Jews of Kaifeng in Hunan Province are descendants of the exiled Ten Lost Tribes – most particularly, the Tribe of Asher. The author was suspected of espionage and was imprisoned by the Boxers where he died after suffering torture. SUBJECT(S) : Lost tribes of Israel. Jews -- China. Geographic: China -- Ethnic relations. Originally published in 1900 under title: Metsiat aseret ha-shevatim. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Lacks original green wrappers. Bumped corners. Yellowing of pages. Good condition. (Sef-28-6), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25129.
$US 275.00
Imprint: Jarczow: Bi-Defus Zupnik Knoller Et Volf, Poland; Jarczow, 1897
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 48 leaves, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Responsa -- 1600-1800. Hagiz (1672-c. 1751) was a “scholar, kabbalist, and opponent of Shabbateanism; son of Jacob Hagiz. He was born in Jerusalem and studied with his grandfather, Moses Galante. He appears to have quarreled in his youth with the rabbis and lay leaders of Jerusalem, for when in 1694 he left Erez Israel to collect money to found a yeshivah in Jerusalem, damaging letters were sent after him to the communities to which he turned. Moses visited Egypt and then Italy, where in 1704 he published his father’s Halakhot Ketannot. He traveled by way of Prague to Amsterdam where he made contact with Zevi Hirsch Ashkenazi, then rabbi of the Ashkenazi community, and collaborated with him in an energetic struggle against Shabbateanism and its secret adherents. When in 1713 Ashkenazi and Moses refused to retract the excommunication of the Shabbatean Nehemiah Hayon, a fierce quarrel broke out between them and the elders of the Portuguese community. In 1714 when Ashkenazi resigned his rabbinical office and left Amsterdam, Moses was compelled to leave with him. He went first to London with Ashkenazi, there continuing the fight against Hayon and his allies, and then to Altona, home of Jacob Emden, Ashkenazi’s son, where he resumed the struggle against Shabbateanism. Among those he attacked were Michael Abraham Cardoso and even Jonathan Eybeschuetz, and he took the offensive against Moses Hayyim Luzzatto, inducing the rabbis of Venice to excommunicate him. In 1738 Moses returned to Erez Israel and settled in Safed. He died in Beirut and was taken to Sidon for burial. A talmudic scholar of the first rank and a prolific writer, Moses was assisted by a good grounding in secular knowledge and by a command of several foreign languages. In Altona he was friendly with Johann Christopher Wolf, who mentions him in his Bibliotheca Hebraica. His works include Leket ha-Kemah, novellae on the Shulhan Arukh, Orah Hayyim and Yoreh De’ah, and Even ha-Ezer; responsa Shetei ha-Lehem; the ethical treatises Zerror ha-Hayyim and Mishnat hakhamim; Elleh ha-Mitzvot, on the numeration of precepts in Maimonides’ Sefer ha-Mitzvot, on the Oral Law, and on Kabbalah; Sefat Emet; and Parashat Elleh Masei, on the sanctity of the land of Israel. His literary activity also included the editing of many early books” (Tamar in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Rutgers) . Browning to edges of pages. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Some fragile page ends. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-1), AVA, HEB2, RAB7, sef5
Stock number:26020.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Tunis: Bi-Defus Vaz’an Ve-Kastor, 1893
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Period boards with original spine. 8vo, 96 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Title is a biblical reference that translates loosely to “From where it will come. ” Biblical novellae including Passover Hagadah. SUBJECTS: Bible — Commentaries. OCLC: 19153110. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Binding repaired. Some period handwriting on title page and inside boards. Overall Good condition. (RAB-64-4-B), Hag, sef9
Stock number:39752.
$US 175.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Center For Jewish Art, Hebrew University Of Jerusalem,, 1991
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 4to, 178, 44 pages. : illustrated. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Afghanistan. Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Afghanistan -- Pictorial works. Synagogen. Liturgische voorwerpen. Joden. "Survey of synagogues and their treasures at the Jerusalem index of Jewish art. " Includes bibliographical references. Maps printed on end papers. Light wear to covers. Very good condition. (SEF-23-30), SEF4, mx3, comhist2, art1
Stock number:25153.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Center For Jewish Art, Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, 1991
Binding: Hardcover
4to, 178, 44 pages. : illustrated. In Hebrew and English. With lengthy inscription from editor on half title page. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Afghanistan. Judaism -- Liturgical objects -- Afghanistan -- Pictorial works. Synagogen. Liturgische voorwerpen. Joden. "Survey of synagogues and their treasures at the Jerusalem index of Jewish art. " Includes bibliographical references. Maps printed on end papers. Very good condition. (SPEC-23-3)., SEF4, mx3, comhist2, ART2
Stock number:26907.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin Co. ; Cambridge : Riverside Press,, 1871
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 12mo, iv, 256 pages, 18 cm. Contents: Sketches. Luck of Roaring Camp ; Outcasts of Poker Flat ; Miggles -- Tennessee's partner ; Idyl of Red Gulch ; Brown of Calaveras ; High-water mark ; Lonely ride ; Man of no account -- Stories. Mliss ; Right eye of the commander ; Notes by flood and field -- Bohemian papers. Mission Dolores ; John Chinaman ; From a back window ; Boonder. The author was the grandson of Bernard Hart (1763-1855) , an American merchant and was also the nephew of Congressman Emanuel B. Hart. “By the time of Bernard Hart's [Bret’s grandfather’s] second marriage, in 1806, to Rebecca Seixas, niece of hazzan Gershom Mendes Seixas, [Bernard] Hart had become parnas of Shearith Israel Congregation in New York, a post which he held for three years. He was active in the affairs of the congregation for many years, especially in its burial society. Hart is reported to have served as a quartermaster in the New York State Militia in 1787, and as a major during the War of 1812. He was a member of the committees which established the first New York Exchange office in 1792, and the New York Stock and Exchange Board in 1817, serving as secretary of the latter 1831-53" (Bertram Wallace Korn in EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Western stories. Short stories, American. Wear to cover binding. Wear and light chipping to corners of cover and binding. Good condition. (Sef-13-10), Sef4, comhist2, mx3, amr4
Stock number:24966.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Detroit, Mich. ; Wayne State University Press, 1994
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 235 pages. 24 cm. First edition. With a foreword by Raphael Patai. “This work chronicles the saga of the 45, 000 Jews who left Bulgaria to settle in Israel after 1948. It begins with a study of the history and society of the Jewish community in Bulgaria and what motivated them to leave, and then goes on to show how they integrated themselves into the new Israel. ” - Publishers description. Contents: Israeli Social Science Looks at Immigration and Ethnicity; Confronting Mass Immigration; The Emergence of Culture; Introspection and Diversification; The Jews in Bulgaria; From the First Century to the Ottoman Conquest; The Ottoman Period: 1389-1878; From Liberation to World War II: 1878-1940; The War Years: 1940-1944; From Liberation to Emigration: 1944-1949; The Jews of Bulgaria in Israel; Theoretical Approaches; Components of Identity; Folklore and Identity. Subjects: Jews - Bulgaria - History. Jews - Bulgaria - Folklore. Folklore - Bulgaria. Jews, Bulgarian - Israel. Emigration and immigration. Ethnic relations. Folklore. Jews. Jews, Bulgarian. Manners and customs. Bulgaria - Social life and customs. Bulgaria - Ethnic relations. Israel - Ethnic relations. Israel - Emigration and immigration. Clean and fresh in very good jacket. Very good condition. (SEF-52-55) xx, Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35190.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Livorno; Bi-Defus Sh. Belforte Va-Havero, [1931]
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 16mo. [138] pages. 16 cm. In Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic, in Rashi Script. The Haggadah according to the Baghdad Rite, with Judeo-Arabic (Yahudic) . Arranged by Rabbi Yosef Hayim (1832-1909) (Rabbi Yosef Chaim ben Eliahu Tov) , leading Hakham of Baghdad, with his Bakashot [pleas]. This Haggadah was often reprinted and exported, though few copies have survived. Printed at the famous press of Solomon Belforte of Leghorn. “Belforte belonged to an Italian Jewish family that settled in Leghorn (Livorno) at the end of the 17th century. He started to edit Hebrew prayer books in 1821 and established his own printing house in 1834. In 1843, the local government authorized the printing of Italian translations of Hebrew liturgical texts. The activity of Salomone Belforte & Co. Was continued by the family – with the forced hiatus of the period of Fascist antisemitic laws and the war – until 1961, when all the equipment of the printing house was sold to an Israeli company. For almost 100 years, Salomone Belforte & Co. Was one of the most prestigious publishers of Hebrew books, meeting the intellectual and religious needs of Italian, Sephardi, and also Ashkenazi communities. ” - EJ 2008. Bound in original cloth with gilt title. No illustrations. Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Iraq - Baghdad - Liturgy – Texts. OCLC lists two copies (Natl Libr Israel, Yad Izhak Ben Zvi) , none outside Israel. Cloth worn, with some tears; lightly aged inside, with minor smudges and light wine stains in margins on a few pages. Scarce. Good + condition. (HAG-13-58), Hag4, sef8, arab1. (ja)
Stock number:33913.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Eisenstadt: Osterreichisches Judisches Museum In Eisenstadt, 1992
Softcover, 8vo, 241 pages, 45 illustrations (some color) , 24 cm. In German. Series: Studia Judaica Austriaca; Bd. 13. Contents: Das spanische Judentum -- Die sephardische Diaspora. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Spain -- Exhibitions. Sephardim -- Exhibitions. Jewish art and symbolism --Exhibitions. Diaspora. Spain -- Ethnic relations -- Exhibitions. Catalog of exhibition at Osterreichisches Judisches Museum in Eisenstadt. Includes bibliographical references. Ligh twear to binding. Light chipping to edges of cover and cover binding. Small tear through word on title. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-25-13), MX3, SEF4, ger7, bibliog3
Stock number:25211.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Vienna,, 1902
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Fragment of a Prayer Book from Yemen. ” Cover subtitle: “Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der jüdischen und jüdisch-arabischen Synagogalpoesie und zur Kenntnis der arabischen Vulgärdialects in Yemen. Inaugural-Dissertation zur Erlangung der philosophischen Doctorwürde an der I. Section der philosophischen Facultät Zürich” [A contribution to the history of Jewish and Jewish-Arab Synagogalpoesie and knowledge of Arab vernacular dialects in Yemen. Inaugural-Dissertation for Doctor of philosophical dignity to the First Section of the philosophical faculty of Zurich]. SUBJECT (S) : Jews. Hebrew poetry. Jews -- Yemen (Republic) . Arabic language -- Dialects -- Yemen (Republic) . Pages lightly tanned, some chipping/closed tears at edges, with no loss of text. Good condition. (SEF37-13), Sef6, ger7new, cds
Stock number:28473.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. , 1937. Cloth, 8vo, 306 pages. Gilt lettering on spine. Some wear to spine and corners of cover. Very Good condition. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. (BR-1)
Stock number:14442.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Baines & Scarsbrook Ltd. , 1945. Cloth, 8vo, 100 pages. With illustrations by the author. Very Good condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14430.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin-antwerpen, Soncino Gesellschaft Der Freunde Des Judischen Buches, 1936 [1937]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Large 4to; 10, 365 pages; Original Paper Wrappers. 4to. 10, 365 pages. In German. Published by the Soncino Gesellschaft der Freunde des Juedischen Buches. 1 of 1000 copies. German abstracts of the 953 extant responsa originally issued in the Hebrew periodical "Peri Eitz Chaim" (1691-1807) , the organ of Amsterdam's esteemed Ets Hayim Talmudical Academy. Insightful work on Jewish life in Amsterdam of the time. Some wear and light staining to covers; internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC29-17), GER7, BIBLE2, SPEC6, RAB8, INBT, CDS
Stock number:27638.
$US 240.00
Imprint: Ramat-Gan, Bar-Ilan University, 1974
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 331, xxi pages. Illus. 24 cm. In Hebrew with English summaries. Series: “Mekorot u-mehkarim be-toldot ha-Yehudim ba-mizrah ve-tarbutam. Sefer 3 = Texts and Studies in the History and Culture of the Jews in the Orient. Volume Three. ” SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Turkey. Judaism -- Turkey. Jews -- Africa, North. Judaism -- Africa, North. Geographic: Turkey -- Ethnic relations. Africa, North -- Ethnic relations. Includes bibliographical references. Previous owner’s name on FEP, some pencil on cover, but still nice. Bright, clean copy in Very Good Condition with like jacket. (SEF42-10), SEF6, HEB3, COMHIST2, CDS, serials1
Stock number:28373.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Jews College, 1918. Cloth. 8vo. 59 pages. Bound with: Hirschfeld. JEFETH B. ALI'S ARABIC COMMENTARY ON NAHUM: WITH INTRODUCTION, ABRIDGED TRANSLATION AND NOTES (London: Jews’ College, 1911. 42 pages) . Hirschfeld (1854–1934) was a “scholar of Judeo-Arabic literature. Hirschfeld, who was born in Thorn, Prussia, received his doctorate from Strasbourg (1878) . He emigrated to England in 1889 and taught first at Montefiore College in Ramsgate. Hirschfeld's chief interest lay in the interplay between the Arab and Jewish cultures as well as in the Arabic literature of the Jews. Hirschfeld wrote numerous articles in various journals concerning problems of Arabic and Hebrew philology and bibliography; of especial importance is a series of essays concerning the Arabic fragments in the Cairo Genizah (JQR, vols. , 15–20, 1903–08) ” (EJ editorial staff) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Gilt lettering on spine. Slight bumping to bottom edge. Patterned endpapers. In Very Good condition. (SEF-5-4x) . Price is for both works together., SEF1
Stock number:17891.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, United Jewish Appeal
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; small 8vo. 32 pages. Illustrated in two colors. Last pag e contains recipe for Sephardi-style Huevos Haminados as used in the Saraje vo Seder. Card with a suggested reading for the Seder service laid in. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Excellent condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15705.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris-Vie, 1902
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Offprint from " Bulletins et mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie de Paris. ” Original Paper Wrappers bound inside Protective Marble Boards. 8vo. 19 pages ; 26 cm. In French. Title translates into English as, “The Jews of Mzab. ” Article about the Jews of Mzab, Algeria. OCLC lists just two copies worldwide (Univ. Florida, Univ. Texas Austin) . Inscribed by the author on paper wrappers. Some wear. Overall good condition. (FR-2-10), Sef9, fr1
Stock number:37353.
$US 175.00
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Imprint: New York, American Relief Society For The Yemenite Jews Of Jerusalem, Palestine, Inc. ,, 1928
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers with Photograph of Jewish Children in Yemen. 8vo. 28 pages ; 20cm. In English. A solicitation for the American Relief Committee with a goal of raising $300, 000 to support the Yemenite Jews. Outlines the history of Jews in Yemen and their ongoing persecution in the Middle East. Hurwitz concludes, “Shall it be said of Israel that he treats some of his most loyal sons not as children, but as stepchildren? The Yemenite Jews, who have for two thousand years held aloft the torch of Judaism under the most harrowing conditions, await your response. ” OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Institutional Stamp. Wrappers are worn. Overall good+ condition. (SPEC-42-28), Sef9, amr5
Stock number:37340.
$US 150.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Published for The Union of Jewish Literary Societies by Albert M. Hyamson, 1903. Bound in newer cloth, 8vo, 154 pages. Very Good condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14435.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Yerushalayim : ha-Akademyah ha-leumit ha-Yisreelit le-mada`im, 1975-1980. Cloth. 8vo. 708 pages. Contains facsimiles. In Hebrew. “Ibn Ezra was a poet, grammarian, biblical commentator, philosopher, astronomer, and physician. Ibn Ezra was born in Tudela, Spain, and his life falls into two distinct periods. During the first he lived in Spain, though it is possible that during this period he visited North Africa including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia (the city of Gabes) , and perhaps also Egypt. The second period of Ibn Ezra's life is from 1140 until his death. Henceforth Ibn Ezra lived the life of a wandering scholar, and it is during this period that most of his works were written. In popular legend and folk tradition Ibn Ezra is described as a man of few needs who refused to accept favors from others, who laughed at his own poverty, and helped many through his wisdom” (Simha Assaf/Naphtali Ben-Menahem/Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew. Slight bumping to edges and corners. Minor bumping to upper right corner of textblock and subsequent pages. Some wear to cover. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-6-10)., SEF1
Stock number:17931.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, N. Y. ; Ichud Habonim Labor Zionist Youth, [197?]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 152 pages. 25 cm. Presumed first edition, no date. Collection of biographies, historical and literary selections, on Jewish women. Contents: Women in the Bible; Women in the Talmud; Sketches from Early History; Entering the Modern World (with selections from Bertha Meyer and Gluckel of Hamelin) ; Just Yesterday (selections from Pauline Wengeroff, H. N. Bialik, Hannah Senesh, Henrietta Szold, Zivia Lubetkin) ; Women in Palestine (Golda Meir, Dvora Dayan, Ada Maimon) ; Women in Kibbutz (Muki Tsur, Yonina Talmon, Yonah Golan) ; Women Today (Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, Andre Chouraqui, Judy Groner, Shulamit Aloni, Zina Smith Blau) . Contains Sephardic folk songs, holocaust memoirs, Israeli feminist theory, 18th century Salons, etc. Subjects: Jewish women. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-9)
Stock number:35772.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Porto Alegre: Instituto Cultural Judaico Marc Chagall, 1989
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 104 pages. In English and Portugese. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Brazil -- Rio Grande do Sul -- Interviews -- Audiotape catalogs.   Immigrants -- Brazil -- Rio Grande do Sul -- Interviews -- Audiotape catalogs.   Children of immigrants -- Brazil -- Rio Grande do Sul -- Interviews -- Audiotape catalogs.  Judíos en Brasil. Instituto Cultural Judaico Marc Chagall -- Catalogs Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century -- Sources -- Audiotape catalogs. (Sef 43-6), Sef6, mea, inbt, comhist2, latam1
Stock number:28117.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
New York: Committee to Honor the Alliance Israélite Universelle: Foermer Students & Teachers of Ettehad Network, 1996. Hardcover. 8vo. 350 pages. Illustrated. Persian, SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Education - Iran - History - Sources; Education - Iran - History - Sources; Jews - Iran - History - Sources. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Library of Congress) Slight bumping to edges. Some creasing to corners. Pictures and binding in good condition. Book is in Very Good condition. (SEF-7-14) . Xxx, SEF1
Stock number:17947.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv: Irgun Yotse `irak Be-Yisrael., 1970.
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
(FT) 8vo. 91 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT(S) : Jews – Iraq – history; Jews – Iraq – Babylonia – history. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Inscribed. Light spots of covers, edges and title page, spine torn, good condition. (SEF-8-14a), SEF5, comhist2
Stock number:25984.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Misrad Ha-Hinukh Veha-Tarbut, Ha-Mahlakah Le-Tarbut Toranit, 1964
(FT) Softcover, 8vo, 189 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew poetry, Medieval. Includes Mek'orot la-hanikh, 31 pages. OCLC lists 18 copies online. Staining to cover. Bumped corner. Good condition. (Sef-24-7), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25166.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1893. Faux leather cloth, 8vo, 425 pages. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine and cover. Includes charts, photo plates, graphics. Ex-library with usual markings. Some wear to corners and spine. Binding slightly cracked at front and back boards. Very Good condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14449.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1893. Faux leather cloth, 8vo, 425 pages. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine and cover. Includes charts, photo plates, graphics. Singerman 4531. Ex-library with usual markings. Some wear to corners and spine. Binding previously reinforced with tape. Very Good condition. (BR-1-1), BRIT1
Stock number:31348.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: [New York?; None Listed], [1970]
Binding: Pamphlet
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Wraps. 8vo. 40 pages. 24 cm. First separate edition. “Reprinted from The American Sephardi, vol. 4, no. 1-2' (1970) . Full title: Dialogo dos montes: the controversy of the mountains, a dramatic action composed in the Portuguese tongue by the learned Haham, ribi Rehuel Jessurun. Performed with Great Pomp and Circumstance by the Author and Eight other learned gentlemen, Including the Hazan, in the Amsterdam Synagogue of Beth Jahacob, during the celebrated Festival of Sebuot Anno 5384 (1624) . Revised and published for the first time by Ribi Ishac de Eliau Acohen Belinfante in Amsterdam anno 5527 (1767) . And now done into English verse from four seventeenth-century manuscripts by Philip Polack. Includes 7 facsimile illustration (including several from the original manuscript and printed edition) . Contains editor's foreword followed by the dialogue of the play. Subjects: Sermons, Portuguese - Jewish authors. Jewish sermons - Netherlands. Jewish sermons. Sermons, Portuguese - Jewish authors. OCLC lists 6 copies. Light soiling to wraps, previous owners signature in pen on front wrap, internally clean and fresh; Very good condition. (SEF-52-26), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35138.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Harrisburg, PA; Jewish Folklore And Ethnology Section Of The American Folklore Society, 1996
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Wraps. 4to. 101 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Special issue on field and archival reports on crypto-Jews of the American Southwest, dedicated to Raphael Patai, 1910-1996. Articles: "The Jewish Indians of Mexico (1950) " Raphael Patai, "Venta Prieta Revisited (1965) " Patai, "The Crypto-Jewish Canon: Choosing to be 'Chosen' in Millennial Tradition" Judith Neulander, "Crypto-Jewish Remnants in Manito Society and Culture" Tomas Atencio, "Manifestations of Crypto-Judaism in the American Southwest" Shulamith C. Halvey, "Abraham's Children of the Southwest" Isabell Median Sandoval, "On Vestiges and Identities: Some Thoughts on the Controversy concerning 'Crypto-Jews' in the American Southwest" David W. Gradwohl. Subjects: Jews - Folklore - Periodicals. Jews - Social life and customs - Periodicals. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-31), SEF8, AMR5. (JA) latam2
Stock number:35143.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London: P. Vallentine, 1910
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers Inside Protective Boards. 8vo. 17 pages ; 21 cm. In English. Includes a 6 page paper by Michael Friedlander titled, “The Life of Ibn Ezra. ” “Michael Friedländer (1833 –1910) was an Orientalist and principal of Jews' College, London. He is best known for his English translation of Maimonides' Guide to the Perplexed, which was the most popular such translation until the more recent work of Shlomo Pines, and still remains in print. ” This brief history was published one year before Friedlander’s widely influential four volume work, “The Commentary of Ibn Ezra on Isaiah” and was Friedlander’s first published work about the legendary medieval scholar. Some foxing. Wrappers are separated from the contents. Creased, with small tear at the bottom of most pages; no text effected. Text is bright and very readable. About good condition. (SPEC-42-33), Brit1, rab12
Stock number:37348.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: The Seminary., 1914.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 324 pages. Photograph illustrations. First annual volume. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – study and teaching – periodicals; Jewish Theological Seminary of America – periodicals. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. “The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. ”(jtsa.edu) Front hinge repaired, covers edgeworn, bumped corners, good condition. (AMR-19-7) xx, AMR3, peridocals1
Stock number:18921.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: The Seminary., 1914.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 324 pages. Photograph illustrations. First annual volume. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – study and teaching – periodicals; Jewish Theological Seminary of America – periodicals. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. “The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. ”(jtsa.edu) Slight wear to spine, very good condition. Very nice, clean copy. (AMR-19-7A), AMR3, peridocals1
Stock number:24627.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Hong Kong: Jewish Community Centre, 1995
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 37 pages, illustrations (some color) , map, 31 cm. "Many of Hong Kong's early Jewish settlers were Sephardic merchants, mostly from Bombay and Calcutta. Their familes were of Baghdadi or other Middle East origin." Prominent families include the Kadoorie, Zirinsky, and Sassoon families. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- China -- Hong Kong -- Societies, etc. “Printed in October 1995 on the occasion of the opening of the Jewish Community Centre of Hong Kong”--Preliminary pages. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (University of California, National Library of Israel) . Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (sef-50-17), sef8, china1
Stock number:35050.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Bombay: A. D. Jhirad Fine Art Printery, 1960
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Ppaperback
1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 17 pages, 23 cm. In English and Sanskrit. The Union was an effort to brings all the Jews of Bombay under one banner and even included conservative Jews. This publication, intended for members only, includes articles on Jewish life in India and a biographical essay on Moses Mendelssohn. SUBJECTS: Jews of India. No copies in OCLC. Light wear to wrappers. Internally very good. Overall very good condition. Very Rare. (YID-32-7), Sef9, 215 Comhist
Stock number:40488.
$US 300.00
Binding: Paperback
Cincinnati: Bloch, 1883. 8vo. Viii, 441 pages. Errata at end. The author states in his preface his intention of creating a non-sectarian reader suitable for Jewish youth, so that they may know their own history and spiritual accomplishments, and proclaims his book suitable as well for the non-Jewish student, as it is free from sectarianism. He includes many passages from the Talmud, as well as Jost, Zunz, Graetz, Philippson, Geiger, Franekel, Sachs, and others. Singerman 3113. This is not the more common Rogers & Sherwood edition. SUBJECT (S) : Readers and speakers. Jews -- History. Jews -- Biography. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer wrappers. Flyleaf loose; soil to outer pages. Text in good condition. (AMR-2-16), AMR
Stock number:16149.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin, “judischer Verlag”, 1922
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 139 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. “Bahya ben Joseph ibn Paquda (also: Pakuda, Bakuda, Hebrew: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ) was a Jewish philosopher and rabbi who lived at Saragossa, Spain, in the first half of the eleventh century. He is often referred to as Rabbeinu Bachya…. He was the author of the first Jewish system of ethics, written in Arabic in 1040 under the title Al Hidayah ila Faraid al-Qulub, Guide to the Duties of the Heart, and translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon in the years 1161-80 under the title Chovot ha-Levavot, Instruction in the Duties of the Heart. Little is known of his life except that he bore the title of dayan, judge at the rabbinical court. Bahya was thoroughly familiar with the Jewish rabbinic literature, as well as the philosophical and scientific Arabic, Greek and Roman literature, quoting frequently from the works of non-Jewish moral philosophers in his work” (Wikipedia, 2010) . SUBJECT(S) : Ethics, Jewish -- Early works to 1800. Judaism. A medieval Jewish ethical and philosophical treatise. “Be-tirgumo shel Yehudah Ibn Tivon”—Preface. Other Titles: Hovot ha-levavot. ; Sefer torat hovot ha-levavot. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to cover and binding. Slight browning to pages, some delicate. Some fading to cover. Tear through cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-33-15), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25321.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem; Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, 1961
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 295, X pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with added title page and table of contents in English. Grammar of Judeo-Arabic of the Middle-Ages, a study of morphology, syntax, spelling and pronunciation, and the Hebrew elements of Judeo-Arabic. Written by Joshua Blau “scholar of biblical Hebrew grammar, Middle Arabic, and Genizah manuscripts. Born in Cluj, Transylvania, Blau studied in the Jewish Gymnasium in Budapest and Baden. He had barely spent a year in Jewish studies at the Rabbinical Seminary and Semitic languages at the University of Vienna when he had to flee the country in 1938 after its occupation by the Nazis. He immigrated to Palestine with his parents, where he continued his academic studies in Hebrew, Bible, and Arabic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (M. A. , 1942) . In 1948 he presented his dissertation on The Grammar of Judeo-Arabic, but was only awarded a Ph. D. Two years later, after the War of Independence, during which he served in the army and took part in battles in Jerusalem. ” (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Judeo-Arabic language - Grammar. Jacket worn at edges, with small tear on back; light wear to outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-47-1), SEF7, ARAB1, HEB3. (JA), Lang1
Stock number:33024.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv : Hotsa'at Sefarim Mitsphah., 1931.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 278 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two only. SUBJECT(S) : Fiction. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Burla (1886-1969) was born into an old Sephardi family in Jerusalem. He studied at the Jerusalem Teachers' Seminary, later teaching is several different cities, and was a translator for the Turks during WWI. "When he was 18, Burla read the classical modern Hebrew authors for the first time, and discovered that they portrayed only the life of the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe, while neglecting the world of the Middle Eastern Sephardim. He determined to correct this imbalance by depicting the milieu, language, customs, and thinking of this hitherto neglected community. Beginning with Lunah, a love story set in the Sephardi communities of old Jerusalem, and continuing with his many other works, Burla became the first modern Hebrew writer to deal extensively with the life of Middle Eastern Sephardim. " (Leviant, EJ) Ex library. Pages tanned, covers wrinkled by moisture, hinges repaired, good- condition. (HebLit-2-1), Heblit1, , mx3, heb1, sef4
Stock number:24361.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid, Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Científicas, Instituto B. Arias Montano,, 1973
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Paper wrappers, 8vo. , 193 pages. In Spanish. Inscribed by the author to Joseph Gutmann. Illustrated throughout with photographs and facsimile, includes fold out. SUBJECT (S) : Synagogue architecture -- Spain. Synagogues -- Spain. Inscriptions, Hebrew -- Spain. Includes bibliographical references. Prologue by José Camón Aznar. Light wear to cover. Good + condition. (SEF-31-9), SEF4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:25268.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: The Research Pub. Co., 1933.
Binding: Paperback
Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 118 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Columbus, Christopher - Name; Columbus, Christopher - Birthplace - Galicia; Columbus, Christopher - Autographs; Columbus, Christopher - Coat of arms. Slight boxing to edges and slight tears to dust jacket, overall good condition in good condition DJ. (SEF-5-24)xx, SEF1
Stock number:17911.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia; Jewish Publication Society, 1995
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XXVI, 211 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Ruby of Cochin is the first book written by a Jewish woman from Cochin. It is a rich description of Jewish life on the Southwest Coast of India, spanning many centuries. It is the story of one woman – yet it is also the story of all the Jews of Cochin, from the earliest settlements, when the Maharajah granted the Jews their land and privileged status, until today, when a transplanted Cochin community is finding new life in Israel. The book is written with a distinctive storyteller's voice and contains historical legends, ghost tales, colorful renditions of Jewish celebrations in Cochin, and translations of women's songs from Malayalam, the language of the Cochin Jews. ” - From the Jacket. Subjects: Jews - India - Cochin - Biography. Jewish women - India - Cochin - Biography. Jews - India - Cochin - Social life and customs. Juifs - Inde -- Cochin (Kerala) -- Biographies. Jewish women. Daniel, Ruby, 1912-. Light shelf wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-56), Sef8, women1. (ja)
Stock number:35191.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Hotsa’at “alim”, 1942
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 132 pages. 24 cm. In Hebrew. Edition: Hotsa? Ah hadashah ve-metukenet. Dapiera was a “Neo-Hebraic poet of North Spain; died after 1417. He was a relative of Meshullam ben Solomon Dapiera, who flourished, probably in southern France, in the earlier part of the thirteenth century, and who, in several extensive poems, declared against the "Moreh Nebukim" of Maimonides. Before the troubles which came upon him and the Jews in Spain generally, Dapiera seems to have been rich, and charitable to the needy. Forced to leave his native place, he took refuge in Saragossa at the house of Benveniste ben Labi, the Mæcenas of Hebrew scholars, where he became tutor to Benveniste's two sons, with one of whom, Don Vidal Joseph ibn Labi, he exchanged many letters and poems. Through the recommendation of his host, to whom he was not related, as Grätz avers, he became a favorite with Don Meïr Alguadez” (Gottheil & Kayserling in EJ, 1901) . Added title page: The diwan of Salomo b. Meshullam Dapiera; edited by Simon Bernstein. Lightwear to cover and edges. Wear to cover binding. Cloth cover bound on upside down. Otherwise, very good condition. (Sef-33-29), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25334.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Cincinnati: Bloch, 1880. Cloth, 12mo. X, 241 pages. First thus. De Solla was rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver, Colorado. Singerman 2905. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- History. Jewish law. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide of this edition. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks outer binding. Dampstained; pages warped. Reading copy. (AMR-2-14), AMR
Stock number:16147.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
New York: Thalmessinger & Cahn, 1858. Modern Cloth, 12mo. Viii, 492 pages. Gilded, tooled boards, raised bands, all edges gilt. In German and Hebrew. This edition is a reissue of the Baltimore C. W. Schneidereith edition of 1858 [i. E. Earlier that year]. "Vorwort" signed "Dr. David Einhorn, Baltimore 25, Juni 1858." Einhorn is compiler and copywriter. "For sale at Thalmessinger & Cahn ... And at the Sexton's of the Congregation Adath Jeshurun, at their Temple in 39th St. , betw. 7th & 8th Aves, New York. " David Einhorn was a rabbi, preacher, and author; leader of the Reform Movement in the U. S. "Olat Tamid didn't just shorten the traditional service; it was a creative work expressing the Einhorn's Reform ideal of the universality of humanity with an anti-particularistic strain. In its modern approach to worship, it cut out Kol Nidrei; it utilized various Sephardic piyyutim (religious poems) ; it dropped the Musaf service entirely; it did not include blessings for the blowing of shofar or the lighting of Chanukah lights; it de-emphasized Israel as the Chosen People; and it removed all references to a personal Messiah, a return to Israel, or the resumption of the sacrificial cult. " (Jewish Virtual Library) Singerman 1534; Deinard 949. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Liturgy and ritual. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- Hebrew. Jews -- Prayer-books and devotions -- German. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide of this edition (Denver, Yale, Cornell, UPenn). Edgewear to a few pages. Paper browning but solid. Attractively bound in modern black cloth with paper spine label. (SPEC-7-23), AMR, AMR4, liturgy2
Stock number:16233.
$US 350.00
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Imprint: Tel Aviv; Sifryat Ha-Sha?ot, 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 16mo. 47 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. On the form and history of Piyyut; heavily draws on the works of Wissenschaft des Judentums scholars. Written by Abraham Meir Habermann (1901–1980) , bibliographer and scholar of medieval Hebrew literature. Subjects: Piyutim. OCLC lists 25 copies. Pages lightly aged, light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-52-46), SEF8. (JA) rab11
Stock number:35158.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Yad Yitshaq Ben-Tsvi, 1977
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, xi, 556 pages. In Hebrew; Series: Sifriya le-toldot ha-yishuv ha-yehudi be-Erets-Yisra? El; Quntresim; 6; Variation: Sifriya le-toldot ha-yishuv ha-yehudi be-Erets-Yisr’el. ; Quntresim; 6. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Danish Union, DET Kongelige Biblitek) . Light wear. Very good condition. (Sef-25-27), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25225.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Ramat-Gan; Universitat Bar-Ilan, 1974, 1980
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 331; XVIII, 235 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Summaries in English. Volumes one and two: East and Maghreb, Researches in the History of the Jews in the Orient and North Africa. Kerekh 1. 'arukh bi-yede H. Z. Hirshberg; be-hishtatfut E. Bashan - kerekh 2. Ba-'arikhat Eliezer Bashan, Avraham Rubinstein, Shim'on Shvartsfuks. Volume one includes ten essays and eight plates (including three maps) : with essays on Sephardim and Ashkenazim in the Ottoman Empire, the economic basis of Yeshivot in the Ottoman Empire, structure of the Rabbinate in the Ottoman Empire, Emancipation of Tunisian Jewry, etc. Volume two contains eleven essays: Divorce proceedings in Cairo Genizah documents, the Sages of Salonika, Responsum of R. Haim Capusi, Elegies of Rabbi Shalom Shabazi, Hebrew Printing in the Maghreb, Sephardi Rabbinical Emissaries to the Maghreb after World War 1, etc. Subjects: Jews - Turkey. Judaism - Turkey. Jews - Africa, North. Judaism - Africa, North. Ethnic relations. Institutional stamp on endpage, light water staining to upper margins, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-53-18), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35240.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Oxford, Lincombe Lodge Research Library, 1965
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 482 pages. S. 479-482: Americo Castro. Selected bibliography. The Richard Kronstein foundation for the promotion of Jewish and cognate studies. Castro (1885–1972) , was a “Spanish historian and literary critic. Castro was a professor at the University of Madrid and later at Princeton University. He interpreted the culture and history of Spain as a result of the coming together of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, which created a peculiarly Hispanic form of life, different both from the East and from the civilization of Western Europe. The expulsion of 1492 was in Castro's view the result of uncontainable pressures from below. He believes that the preoccupation with purity of lineage in Christian Spain from the 15th century on was a transfer of a Jewish concept, due to the infiltration of converts into Christian society. The use of secrecy and informers by the Inquisition was a continuation of methods used by Jewish tribunals. Ultimately, according to Castro, it was the Jews and their descendants the Conversos who were responsible for the discrimination by the Spaniards against the New Christians because of the latter's blood or race and for the cruel and unjust methods employed by the Inquisition and the maltreatment of those who were brought to trial before it. These were all derived from Jewish sources and traditions. Castro relied on "evidence" from the Bible, from the origin of the Spanish aristocracy, from medieval Jewish authors like Santob de Carrion (Shem Tov ben Ardutiel) , R. Moses Arragel, R. Asher ben Yehiel, R. Solomon ben Adret, and others. Castro's evidence is based entirely on a basic misunderstanding of the sources, of the Jews' understanding of the biblical text, and of the essence of Jewish law” (Scholberg in EJ 2007) . OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (National Library of Sweden) . Heavily warped by waterdamage, but completely usable with no explicit damage (plates were not printed on glossy paper, but rather high-grade flat paper, so they did not stick) . Ex-library with usual markings. Staining to cover. Staining on edges of pages. Good condition. Important and scarce. (Sef-18-17), Sef5, spec2
Stock number:25525.
$US 300.00
Imprint: New York, NY: [Isaac Goldman Co. ], 1914 - 1916
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth with gilt lettering, 8vo. , 319 pages (Vol. 1) , 206 pages (Vol. 2) , 204 pages (Vol. 3) . Annual reports on the operation of the seminary. Includes photographs of faculty and graduating students, as well as 10 pages of advertisements in back. SUBJECT (S) : Jews-Study and Teaching-Periodicals. “The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was founded in 1886 through the efforts of two distinguished rabbis, Dr. Sabato Morais and Dr. H. Pereira Mendes, along with a group of prominent lay leaders from Sephardic congregations in Philadelphia and New York. Its mission was to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. ”(jtsa.edu) Volumes 1 - Memorial issue to President Solomon Schechter. Articles by Louis Ginzberg, Mordecai Kaplan, Alexander Marx, and others. Some wear to cover and spine, spine and back cover tanned. Very good condition. Volume 2 – Dedicated to Louis Marshall, then Chairman of the Board of Directors. Wear to spine, very good condition. Vol. 3 - Ex-library with bookplate in front and bookpocket in back. Hinge repair. Wear to spine and covers. Small tears to edges of back few pages, pencil marks on some pages. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide : Spertus Inst Of Jewish Studies (Chicago) , Univ Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg (Germany, Hebrew Union Coll. (OH) , Danish Nat. Lib. , and The Royal Lib. Of Denmark. Good condition. (RAB-39-8), RAB6, mx3, per1, amr4
Stock number:24637.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: New York; Gordon And Breach, 1977
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Cloth. 8vo. XXV, 328, [1] pages. 24 cm. First edition. Author inscribed on first endpage. Illustrated with 97 plates, judeo-persion and persian glossary, various appendices on demographic, kinship terminology, and state restrictive codes, and fold out map. “A unique investigation of contemporary Jewish life in a Muslim country - the first ethnography of the Persian-Jewish diaspora, giving the reader a deep appreciation of this relatively unknown culture. The author describes in detail traditional Jewish life in the provincial city of Shiraz and the challenges of coexistence with a Muslim majority. ” (Publishers Description) . In the series: Library of anthropology. Subjects: Jews - Iran - Shiraz - Social life and customs. Juifs - Iran - Chiraz - Moeurs et coutumes. Juifs - Iran - Shiraz (Iran) - Moeurs et coutumes. Light wear to jacket, light writing in margins of a few pages, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SEF-46-20), Ef7. (ja)
Stock number:33005.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Firenze, Tip. Galletti E Cassuto, 1907
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 7 pages. 25 cm. In Italian. Title translates to English as, “Jewish solidarity and Falasha: Speech Delivered in the Great Synagogue of Florence on the First Day of Passover 5667.” SUBJECT (S) : Jewish sermons. “Estratta dalla ‘Rivista Israelitica’ Anno IV, N. 2” [Offprint from the "Jewish Journal" Year IV, No. 2]. OCLC lists two copies of this offprint (Univ. Of Texas at Austin, National Library of Israel) . Pages tanned with some chipping at edges; spine repaired. Good condition. (SEF39-27), SEF6, COMHIST2, CDS, sermons1
Stock number:28530.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Firenze, Galletti & Cassuto, 1909
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages. 25 cm. In Italian and Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “On the History of the Pro-Falasha Movement: Two Documents. ” SUBJECT (S) : Jews, Ethiopian. “Estratto dalla ‘Rivista Israelitica’, anno 6, n. 4-5” [Offprint from ‘Jewish Journal’ Year VI, No. 4-5]. OCLC lists four copies of this offprint (Univ. Of California in Los Angeles, Univ. Of California S Regional Library, Hebrew Union College, Univ. Of Manchester) . Jewish institutional imprint on cover; light chipping at edges. Good condition. (SEF39-30), Sef6, heb3, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28533.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York City; Library, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1998
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Softbound. 8vo. 84 pages. 21 cm. Only Edition. Color photographic reproductions of 171 postcards, including a large fold out poster of “Synagogues of the World” as depicted in postcards in rear pocket located at the endpage. Translations from the Yiddish for Jewish New Year's postcards by Rabbi Jerry Schwarzbard. Issued in conjunction with the exhibition, which was held at the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, this collection details the foundations and tropes of postcards detailing Jewish life, celebrations, and institutions from the late 19th through the early 20th century. With the focus on Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry, Rosh Ha-Shanah, Jews in the first world war, and a comprehensive collection of postcards of synagogues from around the world. These postcards supply a panoramic view of Jewish daily life, both religious and secular, in the period preceding the devastation of European Jewry. The colorful images that adorn these postcards provide a nostalgic view into a bygone world. Subjects: Jews - Social life and customs - Exhibitions. Postcards - History - 20th century - Exhibitions. New Year cards - Exhibitions. Fine condition. (JTS-2-2), Amr4, bibliog3, ee2, ger7new, sef6, art2, comhist2. (ja)
Stock number:28681.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1962. Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - History - To 70 A. D. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-17A) ., 2nd temple, rab7, brill1
Stock number:25859.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: 2006 (ca. 1300)
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; Full leather, 14 x 21 cm, 160 pp + commentary. The Prato Haggadah (Spain, ca.1300) is an unfinished illuminated manuscript of 85 leaves, written on fine calf parchment. Folios 1–53 are written in a square Sephardic script and folios 54–68 are written in a square Italo-Ashkenazic script, using a different ink. The illumination of 30 pages is virtually complete. 58 are unfinished, with preparatory drawings and possibly some gesso and color, 50 have text only and the remaining pages are blank. Many of the pages have illuminated initial word panels, comparable to illuminated initials in Christian or secular manuscripts. Throughout, illustrations accompany the text, such as the depiction of the four sons, and illustrations of matza and maror (bitter herbs). Preparatory drawings depicting the story of Noah and the flood appear at the end of the manuscript. Margins are replete with fanciful drawings of hybrid creatures, imaginary birds, drolleries and climbing vines. The codex is especially fascinating because it demonstrates the making of a manuscript in the Middle Ages, enabling us to view its illumination after the text was written: the preparatory drawings, the laying down of gesso in order to cushion the gold leaf, the application of gold and silver leaf, and ultimately the application of pigments. The skill of the artist is of a very high order, both in the preparatory drawings and in the completed pages, whose brilliant colors look as fresh today as when they were applied. Printed and bound as an exact replica of the highest quality of the 13th Century illuminated manuscript in appropriate leather boards and parchment-like leaves. Limited edition of 250 copies. A treasure to behold., hag4, jts
Stock number:31324.
$US 4700.00
Imprint: Roma, Nuova Antologia, 1907
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 7 pages. 25 cm. In Italian. Title translates as, “The ‘Falasha’”. SUBJECT (S) : Jews, Ethiopian. “Dalla Nuova Antologia: 1o Aprile 1907.” [Offprint from ‘New Anthology, ’ April 1, 1907]. OCLC lists two copies of this offprint (University of Florida, Harvard College Library) . Pages tanned with some chipping at edges; spine repaired. Good condition. (SEF39-28), Sef6, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28531.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Roma, Nuova Antologia, 1913
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages. 25 cm. In Italian. Title translates as, “The ‘Falasha’”. SUBJECT (S) : Jews, Ethiopian. “Dalla Nuova Antologia: 1o Febbraio 1913.” [Offprint from ‘New Anthology, ’ February 1, 1913]. Pages tanned with some chipping at edges; spine repaired. Good condition. (SEF39-29), Sef6, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28532.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: East Lansing, Mich. ; African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1986
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Softbound. 8vo. XV, 415 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Inscribed by author on half-title. Scholarly study through firsthand documentation of Falasha ritual and music in Ethiopia, with illustrations, musical notations, tables and charts. Contains: Perspectives of Falasha History; The Beta Israel Religious Tradition; The Contexts of Liturgical Performance; A Beta Israel View of the Liturgy; Texts of the Beta Israel Liturgy; Music of the Beta Israel Liturgy; Rethinking Falasha History. In the series: Ethiopian series monograph no. 17. Subjects: Jews - Ethiopia - Music - History and criticism. Synagogue music - Ethiopia. Judaism - Ethiopia - Customs and practices. Jews - Ethiopia - History. Falasches - Ritos y ceremonias. Música religiosa – Etiopía. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-10), Sef7, Music1. (ja)
Stock number:33033.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
8vo. Xvii, 434 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Water stains on covers and first and last few signatures, corners bumped, hinges starting, Completely readable. Good- condition. (SEF-9-19), SEF2, COMHIST1, heb1
Stock number:19435.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin, 1897
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Berlin, S. Calvary & Co. , 1897. 1st edition. Modern Cloth, 8vo, iv, 380 pages. 23 cm. In German. "Beiträge zur Spinoza-bibliographie"on pages [361]-370. SUBJECT (S) : Philosophy, German. Institutional blindstamp on title page. Paper wrinkled and chipped, not suitable for institutional library, working copy only. (GER-17-6B), ger2, sef1, sef4, ger7, nd
Stock number:16465.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin; H. Schildberger, 1893
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 12mo. X, 178 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In German. With an introduction by Gustav Karpeles, and prefatory poem by Heinrich Heine. A compilaton of the poems of twelth century Hebrew poet Judah he-Levi, translated into German metre by various Wissenschaft des Judenthums Scholars and Rabbis: “Eine Auswahl in deutschen Uebertragungen, von Abr. Geiger, S. Heller, S. J. Kämpf, S. Kristeller, Jul. Landsberger, M. Levin, Mor. Rappaport, Michael Sachs, A. Sulzbach, Mor. Steinschneider u. A. ” Schriften des Vereins für Jüdische Geschichte und Litteratur Bd. 1. Bound in cloth with ornate gilt title on spine and cover, decorative endpages. Subjects: Piyutim. Hebrew poetry. Hebrew poetry - Translations into German. Light wear to bottom edge of cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-42), Ef7, Ger8. (ja)
Stock number:33021.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv, Judilovitz, 1938
Binding: Paperback
(FT) Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 143 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “The Life of the Jews in the Time of the Talmud. ” SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Iraq -- Babylonia -- Pumbeditha. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Covers show some wear, backstrip with some tears. Internal pages are nice and clean, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SEF44-12), Sef6, heb3, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28414.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Library Of The Jewish Theological Society Of America, 1975
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth; 4to. Xx, 384, xii pages. Nicely bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and spattered edges. Frontispiece portrait of the author's late son, to whom the book is dedicated. In Yiddish, with introduction in both Yiddish and English. Title page in English on verso: Hebrew Subscription Lists, With an Index to 8, 767 Jewish Communities in Europe and North Africa. Includes indices. This work is the fruit of a massive project undertaken by the author, a staff member of the Library of the JTS. It organizes the data culled from tens of thousands of Jewish books over a period of about 150 years. The result is an index of 350, 000 Jews from almost 9, 000 communities who presubscribed for specific books by specific writers, their names having been noted in the books upon publication. Given the destruction of so many records of Jews during the Holocaust, this book is an invaluable tool for scholars and researchers. SUBJECT (S) : Rabbinical literature -- Publishing. Names, Geographical -- Hebrew. Names, Geographical -- Yiddish. Names, Geographical -- Europe, Eastern. Names, Geographical -- Africa, North. Ex-library markings. Slight toning. Very good condition. (CT-9-1A), Bibliog4, rab13, yid2, sef9
Stock number:38687.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 369 pages. An appraisal of the notorious tribunal, its causes, its tyranny, its effect upon Spain and the Western world. Bar code on spine. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. Lacks DJ. (SEF39-10), SEF6, CDS, rab8
Stock number:28516.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: New York University Press, 1992
Softcover, 8vo, xi, 231 pages, illustrated, map, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Ethiopia -- History. Falasja’s. Ethiopia -- Ethnic relations. Jews; History; Ethiopia. Includes bibliographical references on pages 211-224 and index. Very good condition. (Sef-33-8), Sef4, mx3, SEF7
Stock number:25314.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Newport, Rhode Island, Printed And Sold By S. Southwick, In Queen Street, [Philadelphia], [Jewish Publication Society Of America], 1975
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 19 pages. 22 cm. Facsimile edition. Full title: “A sermon preached at the synagogue in Newport, Rhode-Island, called "The salvation of Israel: " on the day of Pentecost, or feast of weeks, the 6th day of the month Sivan, the year of the creation, 5533; or, May 28, 1773, being the anniversary of giving the law at Mount Sinai, by the venerable Hocham, the learned Rabbi, Haijm Isaac Karigal, of the city of Hebron, near Jerusalem, in the Holy Land. ” Beginnings, early American Judaica, 2. Subjects: Jewish sermons. Judaism. Pentecost. Jewish sermons. Judaism. Pentecost. Sermons - 1773. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-23), Sef8, amr5. (ja)
Stock number:35135.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York, Garland, 1988
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xx, 434 pages. 23 cm. Series: Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 467. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- United States -- Bibliography. Judaism -- United States -- Bibliography. Juifs -- États-Unis -- Bibliographie. Judaïsme -- États-Unis -- Bibliographie. Geographic: United States -- Ethnic relations -- Bibliography. États-Unis -- Relations interethniques -- Bibliographie. Identifier: Jews; History. ; United States. Includes indexes. Foreword by Henry L. Feingold; preface by Leon M. Goldstein. Very good condition. (AMR-41-36), Amr4, bibliog3, cds
Stock number:31333.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Viking Press,, 1931
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st American Edition. Original Boards with the scarce Original Illustrated Red/Black Dust Jacket. 8vo. 346 pages ; 22 cm. “Sabbatai Zevi ((1626 – 1676) was a Sephardic ordained Rabbi, though of Romaniote origin and a kabbalist, active throughout the Ottoman Empire, who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of the Sabbatean movement…” (Wikipedia, 2017) Kastein, the author of this gripping, and widely read story of Zevi, “was a German-born writer and jurist (and Zionist) . ” (Wikipedia, 2017) SUBJECT(S) : Shabbethai Tzevi. Book and Jacket in Very Good condition. (AMR-52-22), Rab13
Stock number:38948.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York, 1954. Cloth. 8vo. 265 pages. Katsh, who was born in Indura, Poland, was the son of Reuben Katz, later chief rabbi of Petah Tikvah. In 1967, he was elected president of Dropsie College (later University) . During visits to the Soviet Union, Hungary, and Poland in 1954 and 1958 he obtained microfilms of Hebrew manuscripts in Leningrad and Moscow. He published a number of essays on Hebrew and Jewish studies in U. S. Universities. In 1957 he founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities. Among Katsh's books are Judaism in Islam (1954; reprinted in 1962 under the title Judaism and the Koran, 1957) . He edited an anthology, Bar Mitzvah, Illustrated (1955) , and the Warsaw ghetto diary by C. A. Kaplan, Scroll of Agony (1965) . Among his other works are Torat ha-Yahasut shel Einstein ("Einstein's Theory of Relativity, " 1936) and Ginzei Mishnah (1970) . (EJ Editorial staff) SUBJECT(S): Islam - Relations - Judaism; Judaism - Relations - Islam. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Slight bumping to edges. Text on cover is fading. Fraying to top and cover of spine. Sticker with previous owner's name on front endpaper. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-3-5)., SEF1, rab2
Stock number:17865.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 12 pages (pages 347-359) . "Reprinted from The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Volume of The jewish Quarterly Review. " SUBJECT(S) : Poetry. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Covers slightly worn and darkened, good condition. (Katsh-2-6) xx, Katsh1, sef2, reb4, lit1
Stock number:19495.
$US 100.00
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Two photocopied articles bound together in a binder. 130 pages, 8 pages. First article from The Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Volume XII, Number 1, January 1968, and includes musical notation and bibliography. The second is from Western Folklore, Volume XXI, Number 2, April 1962, and includes musical notation. Pages lightly tanned, last page torn, not effecting text. Very good condition. (SEF-35-20), SEF8
Stock number:25384.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Philosophical Library, 1949
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 176 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Arabs -- Spain. Jews -- History. Judah, ha-Levi, 12th cent. Kayser, (1889–1964) , was a German author and a literary journalist. After studying in Berlin, Munich, and Wuerzburg, Kayser was for several years a teacher in Berlin. In 1919 he joined the editorial staff of the S. Fischer publishing house and became editor in chief of the literary periodical Die Neue Rundschau in 1924. Kayser was dismissed from these posts by the Nazis in 1933, settled in the U. S. Two years later, and held the chair of German and European literatures at Brandeis University from 1951 to 1957. His Jewish interests found expression in the essays and reviews that he contributed to Jewish periodicals, which included the Neue Juedische Monatshefte, Der Jude, and Historia Judaica, and in books such as Moses Tod (1921) , Spinoza, Bildnis eines geistigen Helden (1932) , and The Life and Time of Jehuda Halevi (1949) . His biographical studies also include Stendhal, oder das Leben eines Egotisten (1928) , and Kant (1935) (EJ, Liptzin) . In very good condition. (MX17-15), MX2 , sef2, sef4
Stock number:21495.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Leipzig, O. Leiner,, 1867
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Half leather, 8vo, xi, 367, [1] pages. First Edition. In German. Fascinating look at the history of Jews in early Portugal up to the mid-19th century. Part of the series "Schriften" herausgegeben vom Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur. Series: Schriften vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 12. Jahr: 1866-1867; Kayserling was a “German rabbi and historian. Kayserling, born in Hanover, studied with S. R. Hirsch in Nikolsburg, S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and S. B. Bamberger in Wuerzburg and at Halle University. From 1861 to 1870 he was rabbi at Endingen, Switzerland, where he fought strenuously for Jewish rights; thereafter he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest… Kayserling's reputation rests on his long series of pioneering publications on the history of Spanish Jewry and the Marranos, based to a great degree on original and, in some cases manuscript, sources. His Geschichte der Juden in Spanien und Portugal, which in fact covered mainly Navarre and the Balearic Islands (vol. 1, 1861) and Portugal (vol. 2, 1867) , was the first work in which Hebrew sources were consistently used. His works on Marrano history and literature put the study on a new footing and were the basis of all subsequent treatments” (Cecil Roth, EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Portugal -- History. Juifs -- Portugal -- Histoire. Wear to leather on spine, small chip to title page. Pages slightly tanned, first few pages fragile. Binding solid, very good condition. (SEF-23-5), SEF4, mx3, GER7, sef8a, ger9a
Stock number:25139.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig, O. Leiner,, 1867
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Half leather, 8vo, xi, 367, [1] pages. First Edition. In German. Fascinating look at the history of Jews in early Portugal up to the mid-19th century. Part of the series "Schriften" herausgegeben vom Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur. Series: Schriften vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 12. Jahr: 1866-1867; Kayserling was a “German rabbi and historian. Kayserling, born in Hanover, studied with S. R. Hirsch in Nikolsburg, S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and S. B. Bamberger in Wuerzburg and at Halle University. From 1861 to 1870 he was rabbi at Endingen, Switzerland, where he fought strenuously for Jewish rights; thereafter he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest… Kayserling's reputation rests on his long series of pioneering publications on the history of Spanish Jewry and the Marranos, based to a great degree on original and, in some cases manuscript, sources. His Geschichte der Juden in Spanien und Portugal, which in fact covered mainly Navarre and the Balearic Islands (vol. 1, 1861) and Portugal (vol. 2, 1867) , was the first work in which Hebrew sources were consistently used. His works on Marrano history and literature put the study on a new footing and were the basis of all subsequent treatments” (Cecil Roth, EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Portugal -- History. Juifs -- Portugal -- Histoire. Wear to boards, pages slightly tanned, first few pages fragile. Binding solid, very good condition. (SEF-23-5), SEF4, mx3, GER8
Stock number:29986.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig, O. Leiner,, 1867
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Period boards. 8vo, xi, 367, [1] pages. First Edition. In German. Fascinating look at the history of Jews in early Portugal up to the mid-19th century. Part of the series "Schriften" herausgegeben vom Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur. Series: Schriften vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 12. Jahr: 1866-1867; Kayserling was a “German rabbi and historian. Kayserling, born in Hanover, studied with S. R. Hirsch in Nikolsburg, S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and S. B. Bamberger in Wuerzburg and at Halle University. From 1861 to 1870 he was rabbi at Endingen, Switzerland, where he fought strenuously for Jewish rights; thereafter he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest… Kayserling's reputation rests on his long series of pioneering publications on the history of Spanish Jewry and the Marranos, based to a great degree on original and, in some cases manuscript, sources. His Geschichte der Juden in Spanien und Portugal, which in fact covered mainly Navarre and the Balearic Islands (vol. 1, 1861) and Portugal (vol. 2, 1867) , was the first work in which Hebrew sources were consistently used. His works on Marrano history and literature put the study on a new footing and were the basis of all subsequent treatments” (Cecil Roth, EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Portugal -- History. Juifs -- Portugal -- Histoire. Binding solid, very good condition. (SEF-23-5A), SEF9, mx3, GER9, inbt ae , 208-210
Stock number:36384.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig, O. Leiner,, 1867
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Period boards. 8vo, xi, 367, [1] pages. First Edition. In German. Fascinating look at the history of Jews in early Portugal up to the mid-19th century. Part of the series "Schriften" herausgegeben vom Institut zur Förderung der israelitischen Literatur. Series: Schriften vom Institute zur förderung der israelitischen literatur ... 12. Jahr: 1866-1867; Kayserling was a “German rabbi and historian. Kayserling, born in Hanover, studied with S. R. Hirsch in Nikolsburg, S. J. Rapoport in Prague, and S. B. Bamberger in Wuerzburg and at Halle University. From 1861 to 1870 he was rabbi at Endingen, Switzerland, where he fought strenuously for Jewish rights; thereafter he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest… Kayserling's reputation rests on his long series of pioneering publications on the history of Spanish Jewry and the Marranos, based to a great degree on original and, in some cases manuscript, sources. His Geschichte der Juden in Spanien und Portugal, which in fact covered mainly Navarre and the Balearic Islands (vol. 1, 1861) and Portugal (vol. 2, 1867) , was the first work in which Hebrew sources were consistently used. His works on Marrano history and literature put the study on a new footing and were the basis of all subsequent treatments” (Cecil Roth, EJ, 2007) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Portugal -- History. Juifs -- Portugal -- Histoire. Binding solid, very good condition. (SEF-23-5A), SEF9, mx3, GER9, inbt ae , 208-210
Stock number:36566.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig, H. Mendelssohn,, 1859
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, xii, 370 pages. In German. 1st edition. Title in English: Romance-Language Poetry of The Jews in Spain. A Contribution to The Literature and History of the Spanish-Portuguese Jews. Kayserling was a German-born rabbi and historian, and a prolific author. From 1870 he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest. (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Spanish literature -- Jewish authors. Portuguese literature -- Jewish authors. Pages uncut. Small chip to spine. Some staining to edges of pages, not obscuring text. Slight edgewear to cover, corner of back cover creased. Good + condition. (RAB-39-4), SEF4, GER7, ComHist2, mx3
Stock number:24633.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Leipzig, H. Mendelssohn,, 1859
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth, xii, 370 pages. In German. 1st edition. Title in English: Romance-Language Poetry of The Jews in Spain. A Contribution to The Literature and History of the Spanish-Portuguese Jews. Kayserling was a German-born rabbi and historian, and a prolific author. From 1870 he was rabbi and preacher in Budapest. (JE) SUBJECT(S) : Spanish literature -- Jewish authors. Portuguese literature -- Jewish authors. Slight edgewear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very Good condition. (RAB-39-4A) Xx, SEF4, GER7, ComHist2, mx3, sef7
Stock number:32912.
$US 180.00
Imprint: New York, University Press, 1988
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. Xxxiii, 299 pages, illustrations. 23cm.  Contributions of 16 authors.  CONTENTS: “Preface, ” by Farhad Kazemi & R. D. McChesney; “Biography of Richard Bayly Winder; “Bibliography of Richard Bayly Winder; “The commerce of Mecca before Islam, ” by F. E. Peters; “Whence the Muslim conquest of Northern Mesopotamia? , ” by Nadine F. Posner; “Russia's relations with the Mamluk Beys of Egypt in the late eighteenth century, ” by Daniel Crecelius; “The loan of mursad on Waqf properties, ” by Randi Beguilhem-Schoem; “Ilyas Qudsi on the craft organizations of Damascus in the late nineteenth century, ” by R. D. McChesney, trans; “Ibn Taymiyah's empiricism, ” by Nicholas Heer; “Islamic textuality in light of poststructuralist criticism, ” by Richard C. Martin; “Subordinance and dominance : non-Muslim minorities and the traditional Islamic state as perceived from above and below, ” by Norman A. Stillman; “Geometry and ideology : the festival of Islam and the study of Islamic art, ” by Oleg Grabar; “Universal solutions to problems of spherical astronomy from Mamluk Egypt and Syria, ” by David A. King; “Fatimid under glaze painted wares : a chronological readjusment, ” by George T. Scanlon; “Women and politics in an Arabian Oasis, ” by Christine Eickelman; “"How could something so right go so wrong?" : the collapse of Lebanon's ethnoconfessional democracy, ” by John P. Entelis; “The immortal Ataturk : psychobiography as autobiography, ” by Norman Itzkowitz; “Ménage à quatre : the making of agrarian policy in Senegal, ” by John Waterbury. SUBJECTS: Islamic civilization. Civilisation islamique. Middle East. Machreq. Moyen-Orient --Histoire.  Includes bibliographies and index. Navy cloth over boards with gilt titles.  Good condition.   (FEST1-6), FEST2, CDS, arab1, sef6
Stock number:27138.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Very Good Condition; 8vo; No Place (Cincinnati), Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, [1979]. First Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, xiii, 106 pages. Contains essays by Gottschalk, Popkin, Feuer, Savan and Mihaly. Very Good, in original wrappers. (SEF-10-14), spinoza, sef8a
Stock number:13250.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No Place (Cincinnati) , Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, [1979]. First Edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, xiii, 106 pages. Contains essays by Gottschalk, Popkin, Feuer, Savan and Mihaly. Very Good, in original wrappers. (k-rab-1-32), Mx3, sef2, sef4, rab5
Stock number:21650.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [S. L. ], [S. N.], 1931
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original Stapled Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 23 pages. 23 cm. “Haym Salomon was an early American merchant and Revolutionary War patriot, and one of the most prominent 18th-century American Jews. Exaggerated claims were made for Salomon's services to the American Revolution, largely as a point of Jewish apologetics. Without question, however, he was a vigorous patriot at great personal risk, and a competent financial servant of American independence and of some of its leaders. ” –EJ, 2007. SUBJECT (S) : Salomon, Haym, 1740-1785. Geographic: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. Covers slightly warn with some discoloration, but still nice. Internal pages are clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-22) . Xxxxxxxx, Sef6, cds
Stock number:28424.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New Delhi: Jewish Welfare Association, 1984
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original wrappers. 8vo. 18 pages with illustrations, 28 cm. In English. A full catalog of India’s synagogues and prayer sites, including pictures, locations, and descriptions. SUBJECTS: Synagogues -- South Asia -- Catalogs. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide (OCLC: 16224369) . Front repaired. Glossy pages in good condition. Overall good condition. (RAB-64-89), Sef9
Stock number:40279.
$US 135.00
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Imprint: Athens; Kastaniotis Editions, 1998
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original wraps. 8vo. 472 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Researched and edited by Photini Constantopoulou and Prof. Thanos Veremis; introduced by Theodoros Pangalos, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prof. Steven Bowman Deptment of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati. At head of title: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece; University of Athens, Department of Policical Science and Public Administration. Contains "Biographical Notes" (p. [419]-434) , an alphabetical biographical dictionary, primarily of notable Greek Jews, many of whom perished during the Holocaust. Subjects: Jews - Greece - History - Sources. Joden. Greece. Hypourgeio Exoterikon. Archives. Greece - Ethnic relations - Sources. Wrapped in plastic, unopened, not read. Great condition. (SEF-47-8) xx, Sef7, Holo10. (ja)
Stock number:33031.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Athens: Kastaniotis Editions, 1998
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original wraps. 8vo. 472 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Researched and edited by Photini Constantopoulou and Prof. Thanos Veremis; introduced by Theodoros Pangalos, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prof. Steven Bowman Deptment of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati. At head of title: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece; University of Athens, Department of Policical Science and Public Administration. Contains "Biographical Notes" (p. [419]-434) , an alphabetical biographical dictionary, primarily of notable Greek Jews, many of whom perished during the Holocaust. Subjects: Jews - Greece - History - Sources. Joden. Greece. Hypourgeio Exoterikon. Archives. Greece - Ethnic relations - Sources. Ex-library, with usual markings. Light shelf wear and sunning to wraps; interior pristine. (SEF-47-8A), Sef7, Holo10. (ja), INBT-cr
Stock number:34944.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Athens: Kastaniotis Editions,, 1998
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original illustrated paper wraps. 8vo. 472 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Researched and edited by Photini Constantopoulou and Prof. Thanos Veremis; introduced by Theodoros Pangalos, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prof. Steven Bowman Department of Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati. At head of title: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece; University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. Contains "Biographical Notes" (p. [419]-434) , an alphabetical biographical dictionary, primarily of notable Greek Jews, many of whom perished during the Holocaust. Subjects: Jews - Greece - History - Sources. Joden. Greece. Hypourgeio Exoterikon. Archives. Greece - Ethnic relations - Sources. Slight toning. Very minimal edgewear. Very good + condition (SEF-47-8B), Sef9
Stock number:38679.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Camden, N. J. ; Gibbten Co., 1935
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth. 8vo. 161 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "Named to commemorate the ship which brought the first group of Jewish settlers to America in September, 1654; devoted to the history and genealogy of the ancestors, founders and descendants of those Jewish families which settled in America prior to 1789." The first issue appears to the the only one published, though it was announced as a quarterly. The contributing editors include Cecil Roth and David de Sola Pool. Includes color and black and white illustrated plates, and large fold out geneaological chart. Includes essays on 'New York's Oldest Existing Jewish Cemetery', 'Coats of Arms Attributed to Moses Levy', 'The Bible of Joshua Isaacs the Second; a Grandson of Joseph Isaacs, made a Freeman at New York in 1698', The Will of Abraham de Lecuna of New York'. Subjects: Jews - United States - Genealogy - Periodicals. Jews - United States - History – Periodicals. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (SEF-46-21), Sef7, amr5. (ja)
Stock number:32971.
$US 135.00
Binding: Paperback
Original wrappers, 8vo., 5 pages. Review, Reprinted From Sefarad XXXI, 1971. In Spanish. Review of Beinart's book, (Published by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1969) Very Good condition. (SEF-31-26), SEF4, bibliog3, comhist2
Stock number:25284.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Madrid; Comision Quinto Centenario, Grupo De Trabajo Sefarad 92; Barcelona: Lunwerg Editores, 1987
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 4to. 235 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In Spanish and English. Contains 215 color photographs, principally former Jewish streets and buildings in Spain, manuscripts and ritual objects. Subjects: Jews - Spain - History. Sephardim - History. Juifs - Espagne - Histoire. Sefarades - Histoire. Juifs - Espagne - Civilisation. Jews. Sephardim. History. Pictorial works. Spain - Pictorial works. Clean and fresh in great jacket. Very good + condition. (SEF-52-33), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35145.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid, Universidad Complutense, 1982
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 2 volumes. 705, 730 pages. 24 cm. In Spanish. Series: En La España Medieval, 2-3. SUBJECT(S): Moxó, Salvador de. Geographic: Spain -- Civilization -- 711-1516. Spain -- History -- 711-1516. Moxó y Ortiz de Villajos, Salvador de; Centenarios, homenajes, etc.; España; Historia; 414-1474; Colecciones de escritos. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST1-13), FEST2, FEST2, COMHIST2, CDS, sef6, rab8
Stock number:27105.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Yerushalayim, Mekhon Ben-Tsevi Ba-Universit?ah Ha-?ivrit., 1967
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 302 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added title page: The Jews in nineteenth-century Egypt. Includes 10 pages of plates, sources in Ladino, French, German, and English. Publications of the Ben-Zvi Institute, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Written by Jacob M. Landau (1924–) professor emeritus of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in the political history of the modern Middle East and Central Asia. Subjects: Jews - Egypt - History – Sources. Previous owners bookplate on endpage, light wear to edges of jacket, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-46-14), Ef7. (ja)
Stock number:32999.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, New York University Press, 1969
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, xvi, 354 pages, illustrations, facsims. , ports. 24 cm. Series: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization, no. 2; Variation: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization; no. 2. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century -- Sources. Juifs -- Egypte -- Histoire -- Sources. Joden. Revised and enlarged translation of ha-Yehudim be-Mitsrayim ba-me’ah ha-tesha’-‘esreh. “Documents” on pages 127-334. Bibliography on pages 335-340. Light wear to edges of dust jacket. Very good condition. (Sef-19-18), Sef4, mx3
Stock number:25048.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, New York University Press
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, xvi, 354 pages, illustrations, facsims. , portraits, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Descriptor: Jews -- Egypt -- History -- 19th century -- Sources. Juifs -- Egypte -- Histoire -- Sources. Joden. Revised and enlarged translation of ha-Yehudim be-Mitsrayim ba-me’ah ha-tesha’-‘esreh. “Documents”: pages 127-334. Bibliography: pages 335-340. Landau (1924–) is a “professor emeritus of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in the political history of the modern Middle East and Central Asia. Landau was born in Kishinev. He was president of the Israel Association of Political Science (1985–87) and was elected honorary fellow of the Israel Oriental Society and the Turkish Academy of History. In 1993–98 he was the editor of Ha-Mizrah he-hadash, the annual of the Israel Oriental Society. Landau is well known in Orientalist circles, having taught at universities in the U. S. , the U. K. , France, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Turkey. He received various medals and distinctions, including the Israel Prize for scholarship (in Oriental studies) in 2005” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ 2007) . Name plate half removed from inside cover. Bumped corners. Light discoloration to cover. Wear to binding. Very good condition. (Sef-30-6)
Stock number:25251.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Albany: State University Of New York Press, 1983
Softcover, 8vo, xvi, 372 pages, illustrations, 24 cm. Series: SUNY series in modern Jewish history; Pirsume ha-Makhon le-heker ha-tefutsot. Contents: Background of the activities of the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Morocco: the traditional Jewish Society -- Section 1: The Jewish communities and the alliance Israelite Universelle between 1862 and 1912 -- The political activities of the alliance in Morocco before the Protectorate era -- The alliance and the struggle for recognition within Moroccan Jewish Society -- The alliance and its scion-cultural influence on Moroccan Jewry -- Section II: The Jewish Communities and the alliance Israelite Universelle between 1912 and 1956 -- The alliance and the Jewish communities in the Protectorates' political arena -- Zionism and assimilation: the emergence of Zionist influence in Morocco and the position of the alliance -- The alliance and the social and cultural evolution of the Jews: 1912-1956 -- The Jews and the Muslims: comparative aspects of education and problems of social conflict -- Section III: The Jewish communities and the Alliance Israelite Universelle between 1956 and 1962. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Morocco -- History. Revision of thesis (Ph. D. ) --University of California. Includes index. Bibliography: pages 355-363. Wear to front cover binding. Bumped corners. Very good condition. (Sef-15-2), Mx3, sef4, SEF7
Stock number:25398.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; MacMillan Co. ; London : MacMillan & Co., 1922
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 564 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. First printed 1908. Drawing on primary source material, Lea gives a detailed account of the workings of the Inquisition and its individual tribunals in Sicily, Naples, Sardinia, Milan, Malta, the Canary Islands, Mexico, Peru, New Granada and the Philippines. According to Lea the Inquisition persisted from the sixteenth right up to the nineteenth century. He demonstrates how some of the individuals entrusted with implementing the Inquisition abused their powers, and how the Inquisition in the Spanish colonies prevented the efficient running of governmental administrations. He focuses on some of the consequences of the Inquisition: Jews were banished from Naples, there were moves to exclude new Christians from the Church in Mexico, and the mysticism practiced in New Granada was considered a grave threat to the Church. Henry Charles Lea (1825–1909) , “U. S. Historian whose research into the history of the Church and its institutions made him one of the most distinguished scholars of the United States. Lea's monumental works, A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages (3 vols. , 1888) and A History of the Inquisition of Spain (4 vols. , 1906–07) , are fundamental and represent an extensive achievement, as did his The Inquisition in the Spanish Dependencies (1908) . Through them, Lea founded a Protestant school for the study of the Inquisition based on archival sources. His system was principally concerned with the study of the general framework of the Inquisition, its policies, and operational methods. He himself considered that these works were the result of his prime interest in the history of sorcery and superstitions in Europe. They have been adapted, abridged, and translated into various languages. In his writings, Lea reserved much sympathy for the question of the forced converts and the Jews, and commented upon the heavy responsibility of the Catholic Church and Spain for their fate. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Inquisition. Rear hinge starting, top of backstrip torn, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SEF-52-8), SEF8. (JA) latam2
Stock number:35120.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London And New York, Routledge, 1990
Original Softcover. 8vo. Xii, 190 pages. 23 cm. Series: Arabic Thought and Culture. This study reveals the significance of Maimonides to contemporary philosophical and theological problems, and will be of great interest to philosophers, theologians, Islamicists, and medievalists. Includes index. Bibliography: pages 183-186. Bookstore pricing sticker on back cover. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF39-8), SEF6, ARAB1, CDS, rab8
Stock number:28540.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Beograd [Belgrade],, 1969
Original Softcover. Small 8vo. 110 pages. Illus. Facsim. 20 cm. In Serbian. Subtitle: “Prilog istoriji Jevreja na Balkanskom poluostrvu” [Contribution to the History of Jews in the Balkan Peninsula]. SUBJECT (S) : Zidje. Bosna in Hercegovina. Zgodovina [Masonry; Bosnia and Herzegovina; History]. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Cobiss. Si – IZUM; National & Univ. Library; Univ. Giessen; British Library Reference Collections; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) . Internal pages are bright and clean. Title handwritten on spine; some writing on back cover. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF40-2), Sef6, ee2, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28342.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Publication: London, Williams, Lea & Co, 1939. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 93 pages. Printed note from editor laid in. Shows very little wear. Very Good Condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14384.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Publication: London, Williams, Lea & Co, 1949. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 129 pages. Printed note from editor laid in. Edges slightly sunned. Some soiling on back cover. Very Good Condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14385.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Publication: London, Williams, Lea & Co, 1951. Stiff paper wrappers, 8vo, 110 pages. Printed note from editor laid in. Includes photo plate. Slight sunning on cover and spine. Very Good Condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14394.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Buenos Aires, Paidos, 1967
Paperback. 285 pages. 19 cm. Third edition. In Spanish. “The Inquision in Hispanic America. Jews, Protestants, Patriots. ” Previously published in 1950 under title, “El Santo Oficio en América”. Illustrated with facsimiles of documents on glossy paper. Table of contents: Historia y bibliografia de la inquisicion -- Los conversos, el racismo hispano y la inquisicion -- Origenes del Santo Oficio en España -- Hipocresia y "teologia" inquisitoriales -- Los marranos en las indias -- Los protestantes en las colonias españolas -- El Santo Oficio en el nuevo mundo -- Funcionamiento de la inquisicion en las ciudades sin tribunal -- La inquisicion y los adalides de la independencia. Subjects: Inquisition -- Latin America. Inquisition -- Spain. OCLC lists 93 copies worldwide. Covers and edges soiled, pages slightly browned; text crisp. Good+ condition. (LATAM1-30), LATAM1, COMHIST2, (JA) , sef6
Stock number:28283.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Puebla, Pue. , Mexico; Editorial J. M. Cajica Jr., 1967
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth in dust jacket. 16mo. 259, [4] pages. 15 cm. First edition. In Spanish. One of 5500 numbered copies. “5, 500 Ejemplares; no 1437”. Biblioteca Cajica de cultura universal 27. 'The Inquisition in Mexico; Stories of the 16th Century'. Consists of biographies of Jews, Marranos, and Crypto-Jews in Mexico persecuted by the Inquisition in the early colonial period: Juan de Leonn (Salomon Machorro) , Dona Maria de Zarate, members of the De Medina family, and others. Boleslao Lewin (1908-1988) was a Polish born historian, taught at the University of La Plata, and at universities in Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay; author of an outstanding work on Tupac Amaru, and many works on the history of Jews in the colonial period, the inquisition, and Jewish immigration to Argentina. Subjects: Inquisition - Mexico. Inquisition. Inquisition. Church history. 1500 - 1599 Mexico - Church history - 16th century. Boards lightly warped from shelf wear, pages lightly aged, otherwise very clean and fresh in good jacket. Good + condition. (SEF-52-3), SEF8. (JA) latam2
Stock number:35115.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Newport, RI, Newport Historical Society, 1980
Binding: Paperback
Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 281-320 pages. 23 cm. Reprints of a special issue of the Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society from the summer of 1975. SUBJECT (S) : Synagogues -- Rhode Island -- Newport. Jews -- Rhode Island -- Newport. Named Corp: Touro Synagogue (Newport, R. I. ) . OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Three bright post cards laid in. Minor wear to top margin of cover; internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF44-36), Sef6, amr4, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28440.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv, Bet Ha-Tefutsot ?al Shem Nah?um Goldman [Beth Hatefutsoth, The Nahum Goldmann Museum Of The Jewish Diaspora], 1986
(FT) Original Softcover. 8vo. [98] pages. Illus. 22 x 23 cm. In English and Hebrew. Catalog of an exhibition held at Bet ha-tefutsot ? Al shem Nah? Um Goldman, Tel Aviv. The exhibition “In The Footsteps of Columbus” is the outcome of a research project conducted by Dr. Kenneth Libo who, in a period of over two years, brought together thousands of items. Out of these, the exhibition comprises some 350 photographs, objects, documents and paintings… displayed in three sections: The First Generations, 1654-1830; The German Immigrants, 1830-1880; and Community Life. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions. Sephardim -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions. Jews, German -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions. United States -- Ethnic relations -- Exhibitions. Nice, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF44-8) . Xxx, Sef6, comhist2, heb3, amr4, cds
Stock number:28409.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia: Institute For The Study Of Human Issues., 1980.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xii, 226 pages. Map. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – Libya; Joden; Libya – ethnic relations. ISBN: 0897270053. Ex library with bookplate and spine sticker, occasional marginalia and dog ears, otherwise very good condition. (SEF-8-3a), SEF5, comhist2, SEF7
Stock number:25973.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cambridge, Jewish Historical Society Of England, 1961
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 201 pages. Ports. Fascism. 24 cm. CONTENTS: The Resettlement of the Jews in England; C. Roth --The First Fifty Years; E. R. Samuel -- Anglo-Jewry in the Eighteenth Century; R. D. Barnett -- The Age of Emancipation, 1815-1880; V. D. Lipman -- The New Community, 1880-1918; I. Finestein -- Jewish Scholarship in England; R. Loewe -- Jewish-Christian Relations in England; J. Parkes -- The Structure of Anglo-Jewry Today; A. Cohen. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Great Britain -- History. Maps on endpages. Lacks dustjacket; internal pages are nice and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF42-25), Sef6, brit1, comhist2, cds
Stock number:28389.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Geneve, Suisse: Centre D’information Et De Documentation Sur Le Moyen-Orient,, 1976
Softcover, 12mo, 12 pages, illustrated, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Dhimmis -- Legal status, laws, etc. Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Islamic countries. Arab countries -- Ethnic relations. Cover title. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (Sef-13-24), Sef4, comhist2, mx3
Stock number:24980.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
London: Jews' College, 1954. Wrappers; 16mo. 21 pages. Annotated. Sixth Michael Friedländer Memorial lecture. Christianity and other religions -- Judaism. Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. OCLC lists eleven copies worldwide. Pages brown; title page creased; very good condition. (BR-2)
Stock number:14503.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, James M. Campbell & Co., 1843
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 208 pages, 24 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Inquisition -- Spain Torn cover edges. Bumped corners. Light staining to pages. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-15), Sef5, spec2, amr4
Stock number:25523.
$US 250.00
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Imprint: London, Printed For G. B. Whittaker, 1827
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XX, 583, [1] pages. 22 cm. Full title: “The history of the inquisition of Spain, from the time of its establishment to the reign of Ferdinand VII. Composed from the original documents of the Archives of the Supreme council, and from those of subordinate tribunals of the Holy office. Abridged and translated from the original works of D. Juan Antonio Llorente. ” History of the Inquisition, utilizing source documents from the Inquisition's offices themselves, while the author helped in the suppression of the Catholic Church in revolutionary Spain. Juan Antonio Llorente (1765-1823) was a Spanish Priest and Historian, he joined the Napoleonic forces in Spain in 1808, assisting in the work of suppressing the monastic orders, while assiduously collecting the documentation and primary sources which went into this volume, which he published in France in 1817, shortly thereafter translated into English, Dutch, Italian, and German. Subjects: Inquisition - Spain. Inquisition. Hinges loose; pages foxed, light soiling and edgewear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-52-9), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35121.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library,, 1997
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, 4to. , 63 pages. Includes material on Ladino musicians. Thesis (B. A. ) Dissertation. Series: Harvard Judaica Collection student research papers ; no. 3; SUBJECT(S) : Klezmer music -- History and criticism. Jewish musicians -- New York (State) Volksmuziek. Joden. Includes bibliographical references (p. 60-63) and discography (p. 57-59) . Very good condition. (SEF-31-30), SEF4, music, YID1, comhist2
Stock number:25288.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: 1988
Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1988. Paperback, . 8vo, 398 pages. ISBN 0878209107. Very Good Condition (COMHIST-18-32), Sef7, comhist3, mx3, INBT, MEA
Stock number:31870.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: United Synagogue, 1970. Cloth; 8vo. 132 pages. Eight articles by various authors. Illustrated with plates. With notes and two indices. OCLC lists eleven copies worldwide. Bound with incorrect title page. Newspaper clipping from the Jewish Chronicle, February 2, 1979, mentioning Rabbi Apple, one of the contributors, laid in. Very good condition. (k-BR-3)
Stock number:14528.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Bayswater Synagogue, 1963. Cloth; 8vo. X, 66 pages. Frontispiece photographic plate of exterior of the synagogue. Illustrated with plates. OCLC lists twenty copies worldwide. Excellent condition in good dust jacket. (k-BR-2)
Stock number:14486.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Publication: London [etc. ] Printed by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & co. Ltd. , 1933. 2nd edition? . Cloth, Large 8vo, 31, [1] pages. Includes frontis and other plates and portraits. 25 cm. Handsomely rebound in later cloth, with original paper covers bound in. Inscribed by Tuck to S. Gluckstein. Very Good Condition. (k-BR-1), BR1
Stock number:14382.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Lawrence, Kan. ; Coronado Press, 1964
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 146 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. History of the Inquisition in Spain from its inception to the Expulsion. Contents: Contents: The chosen people - The golden age - 1391 - The converso - Traitors to the faith - The Inquisition - Inquisitor General Torquemada - The Alboraico - Denunciation for survival - The remnant - The ritual murder of La Guardia - The wandering Jew - The Messiah cometh. Subjects: Jews - Persecutions - Spain. Inquisition - Spain. Inquisition. Jews - Persecutions. Torquemada, Tomas de, 1420-1498. Cloth soiled, Institutional stamp on endpages and backstrip, internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-52-10), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35122.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Florence, La Giuntina, 1984
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Paper Wraps. 4to. 155 pages. Color ill. 27 cm. In Hebrew and Italian. Third Edition. Illustrated Passover Haggadah with full parallel Italian translation and notes. Emanuele Luzzati is an Italian-born artist who fled Italy’s racial laws in 1938. SUBJECT(S) : Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Judaism -- Sephardic rite -- Liturgy -- Texts. Illustrations by Emanuele Luzzati; Italian translation and notes by Rabbino Fernando D. Belgrado; preface by Rabbino Elio Toaff. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Light wear to edges of cover, but still nice. Internal pages are nice and clean. Illustrations are vibrant. Catalog card from publisher laid in as well. Very good condition. (HAG-8-5) ., Spec3, heb2, art2, sef6, cds hag2, hag5, hag6, inbt ae , 208-210
Stock number:39030.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid: Avapies, 1987
Paperback, large 12mo, 206 pages, illustrated, 20 cm. In Spanish. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Spain -- Madrid -- History. Madrid (Spain) -- Ethnic relations. Bibliography on pages 205-206. Hinge repair. Light chipping to edges of cover and cover binding. Very good condition. (Sef-21-12), Mx3, sef4
Stock number:25182.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Myers & Co. , 1905. Cloth, 12mo, 183 pages. Roth A10: 158. Gilt lettering on spine, gilt emblem on cover. Includes: Jehudah Halevi, The Story of a Street, Heinrich Heine: a Plea, Daniel Deronda and his Jewish Critics, Manasseh Ben Israel, Charity in Talmudic Times, Moses Mendelssohn, The National Idea in Judaism, The Story of a False Prophet, & Now and Then: a Composite Sketch of Ex-library with usual markings. Good condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14418.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
London: George Routledge, and New York: Bloch, 1907. Cloth; 12mo. 178 pages. Judaism. Orthodox Judaism. Tradition (Judaism) . "In part re-written from my contributions during the last few years to the Jewish quarterly review, the Fortnightly review and the Jewish world. "--p. [vii] Pages brown; cover worn and soiled; first signature loosening. Ex-library copy. Good condition. (BR-2)
Stock number:14505.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cambridge, J. Smith, 1832
Binding: Hardback
First English language edition. Later Cloth, 8vo. 33, 358 pages; 29 cm. In English with Hebrew excerpts. First English-language publication of any part of Maimonides’ “Yad Hachazakah." Maimonides “was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician” (Wikipedia 2017). Hermann Hedwig Bernard “was an English Hebraist, for many years Hebrew teacher in the University of Cambridge… An apostate from Judaism, Bernard was born Hirsch Ber Hurwitz and hailed from Uman, Ukraine. He is purported to have played chess with and read German stories before Rabbi Nachman of Breslov” (Wikipedia 2017) . “They are chiefly intended, however, to make the English reader acquainted, at a comparatively trifling expense of time and labour, with the sentiments of Maimonides respecting some of the most interesting and important questions in Theology, (such, for example, as regard the Deity, the Angels, Prophecy, Sin, Repentance, Free-will, Predestination, &c. , which are discussed by him in his justly celebrated work the Yad Hachazakah; a work, recognized by the Jews, even at the present day, as an admirable exposition of their law and of the main principles of their creed. ”. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish ethics, Maimonides. Very Light Wear to boards, bit of foxing to title page and final leaf, small old tape repair to outer margin of 2 leaves, otherwise Very Good condition. (HEB-51-4A), Rab13, br1 , 211, 215 ordered, 215i
Stock number:41844.
$US 500.00
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Imprint: Yerushalayim; Ha-Makhon, 1958
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 23, 302 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Volume 7 of the Studies of the Research Institute for Hebrew Poetry, last volume issued; published irregularly from 1933-1958, first in Berlin (volumes 1-3) , then Jerusalem (volumes 4-7) . Contents: 'Dr. Menahem Zulay: A Bibliography of his writings', by A. M. Habermann, 'The Origins of the Forms of Liturgical Poetry', by A. Mirsky, 'Equivalents in Piyut and Midrash', by H. Yalon, 'The Qerobot of Yannai with Babylonian Vowelling', by S. Spiegel, 'Fragments of Blessings after Meals (from the Kaufmann Collection) ', by A. Scheiber, 'A Poem on the Hardships of some Palestinian Communities', by Y. Schirmann, 'Liturgical Poems of Rabbi Jaaqob bar Jehuda he-Haber Amani', by S. Abramson, 'Maimonides' Rite of Prayer according to an Oxford Manuscript', by E. D. Goldschmidt, 'Liturgical Poems of Ephrayim bar Yaaqob of Bonn', by A. M. Habermann, 'Indices: First lines of the Poems; Persons; Manuscripts'. Bound in black cloth and boards, with gilt. Contains bookstamp of Rabbi Stanley Platek. Subjects: Hebrew poetry - History and criticism - Periodicals. Hebrew poetry - Periodicals. Piyut, piyyutim. Light wear to edges and endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-46-35), Ef7, Heb3. (ja)
Stock number:33014.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Notre Dame, Ind. : University Of Notre Dame Press, 1976
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 218 pages, plates of illustrations, maps on endpapers. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Chuetas. Joden-christenen. Sociale geschiedenis. Marranen. Majorca (Spain) -- Social conditions. In very good condition. (MX17-14), MX2 , sef2, sef4, comhist2
Stock number:21494.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society Of America., 1921.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 446 pages. SUBJECT(S): Sa'adia ben Joseph, 882-942. SERIES: The Morris Loeb series. Hinges starting, repaired, Otherwise, Good condition. (RAB-57-13A), SEF5, RAB9 (IM)
Stock number:32550.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society Of America., 1942
Binding: Cloth.
Second edition. 8vo. 446 pages. SUBJECT(S): Sa'adia ben Joseph, 882-942. SERIES: The Morris Loeb series. Good condition. (RAB-57-13C)xx, SEF9, RAB11 (IM), inbt ae , 208-210
Stock number:36247.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, George Braziller In Association With The Jewish Museum, 1992
Binding: Hardback
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. Xiii, 263 pages. Includes essays by Thomas Glick, Benjamin Gampel, Raymond Scheindlin, Dwayne Carpenter, Jerrilynn Dodds, Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, and Juan Zozaya. Conviviencia translates to English as, “Coexistence. ” Bright, clean copy in Very Good Condition. (SEF42-17), Sef6, arab1, comhist2, cds, sef9, inbt ae
Stock number:28380.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Philadelphia : The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1953. Cloth; 8vo. Xxi, 594 pages. Volume two (of two) only. First edition. Illustrated with plates. With bibliographic notes and an index. The book talks about Jewish life, the highs and lows, in war and in peace, during persecution, and from the Sephardim to Jewish war speculators. There are biographies of numerous people and how they fared in colonial America. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- United States – History; Jews -- Canada -- History. Marcus (1896-1996) graduated from the University of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College, where he also taught, and the University of Berlin. In the 1940s, he was instrumental in establishing American Jewish history as an academic discipline, founding the American Jewish Archives at Hebrew Union College and the American Jewish Periodical Center. (EJ, Chyet) Very good condition. (MX-23-4), MX3, amr4, comhist2
Stock number:24058.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Nyu York; Anglo-Hebrew Publication Co., 1933
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Boards. 8vo. 134 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Volume 1: Shire kodesh, Sefer Rishon. Added English title page: Liturgical and secular poetry of the foremost mediaeval poets, from the Genizah collection in the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Joseph Marcus (1897–1977) , Hebrew scholar. … He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1924. After briefly holding several rabbinical positions, he assisted Israel Davidson in the preparation of the latter's Ozar ('Thesaurus of Medieval Hebrew Poetry') ; later he assisted Bialik and Rawnitzki in preparing their editions of the poems of Ibn Gabirol and Moses Ibn Ezra, copying for them poems from the Seminary's genizah collection. In the course of this work (1929) , Marcus discovered a leaf from a hitherto unknown Hebrew manuscript of Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus) . ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Hebrew poetry, Medieval. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew. Piyutim. Hebrew poetry, Medieval. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew. Soiling to outer edges; previous owners bookstamp on endpage; otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (SEF-53-16), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35238.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Wertheimer, Lea and Co. , 1882 (5642) . Fourth Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 121 pages. English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Gilt on spine. Inscription on inside of front cover. Binding becoming loose, page next to title page ripped in half, endpapers lightly soiled, wear to cover. Overall, Very Good condition. (BR-1)
Stock number:14459.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Publication: London, P. Vallentine, 1871. Original paper wrappers bound in newer cloth, 8vo, 57 pages. Gilt on spine. Very Good condition. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. (BR-1)
Stock number:14444.
$US 165.00
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Imprint: London, Oxford University Press, 1950
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 228, 92 pages. Mostly in English with a Hebrew section. Gilt on spine. Photo plate of author. No dustjacket. Ex-library. Very Good condition. (BR-10-4) xx, RAB11, HAG5, inbt ae
Stock number:31331.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: J. Clarke & Co. Ltd, 1944. Cloth. 8vo. 173 pages. Maybaum (1897–1976) was a “Reform rabbi and theologian. Born in Vienna, Maybaum served as rabbi at Bingen (Rhineland) , Frankfort on the Oder, and Berlin. In 1939 he emigrated to England. From 1947 to 1963 he was minister of the Edgeware Reform Synagogue (London) and lecturer on theology and homiletics at the Leo Baeck College (established 1956) . In his writings Maybaum considers the theological and religious problems presented by the Holocaust and the dual existence of the Jewish people in the Diaspora and its ancient homeland. He was a nephew of Sigmund Maybaum” (EJ editorial staff) . SUBJECT(S) : Jews - Civilization; Judaism. Small bumping to binding and corners. Ex-library with minimal markings. Dustjacket has sunning on spine. Slight bumping to edges. Small dent to cover and dustjacket. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-5-30)., holo1
Stock number:17917.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: J. Clarke & Co. Ltd, 1944. Cloth. 8vo. 173 pages. Maybaum (1897–1976) was a “Reform rabbi and theologian. Born in Vienna, Maybaum served as rabbi at Bingen (Rhineland) , Frankfort on the Oder, and Berlin. In 1939 he emigrated to England. From 1947 to 1963 he was minister of the Edgeware Reform Synagogue (London) and lecturer on theology and homiletics at the Leo Baeck College (established 1956) . In his writings Maybaum considers the theological and religious problems presented by the Holocaust and the dual existence of the Jewish people in the Diaspora and its ancient homeland. He was a nephew of Sigmund Maybaum” (EJ editorial staff) . SUBJECT(S) : Jews - Civilization; Judaism. Two small stains on front of dustjacket, small chip to dustjacket spine, otherwise in Very Good condition in Very Good Jacket (SEF-5-30)., holo3
Stock number:21630.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Jewish Historical Society of England, 1974. Cloth; 8vo. 155 pages. Gilt lettering on cover. Illustrated with facsimiles. One photographic plate of the author. Glossary pages 118-19. Solomon de Medina, a member of the London Spanish & Portuguese synagogue, was "the most prominent British Jew in the world of politics and business affairs down to the 19th century. " He was knighted in 1700 by William III. "Oskar K. Rabinowicz, a biographical sketch": p. 121. "An extension (by the author) of a lecture delivered by Oskar K. Rabinowicz before the Jewish Historical Society of England on 19 June 1947." Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Excellent condition. (k-BR-3), sef1
Stock number:14519.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Publication: London, Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1842 (5602) . Bound in newer cloth, 8vo, 65 pages. Gilt on spine. From personal library of Rabbi Bernard M. Kaplan. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. Very Good condition. (k-BR-1)
Stock number:14469.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim : Hotsaat Ha-Makhon Le-Heker Ha-Mishpat? Ha-?ivri : Hotsa?at Sefarim ?a. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-ivrit, 1981
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Responsa -- 1040-1600 -- Indexes. Title on added: title page: “Digest of the responsa literature of Spain and North Africa. ” Spine title: “Mafteah Ha-sh. U-t. , Sefarad u-Tsefon Afrikan. ” Includes bibliographical references. Elon, (1923–) , was an Israeli jurist. He was born in Duesseldorf, Germany, Elon immigrated to Palestine in 1935. From 1959 to 1966 Elon was Adviser on Jewish Law to the Israel Ministry of Justice and from 1966 taught Jewish Law at the Hebrew University, where he directed the Institute for Research in Jewish Law. He has published works on the relation between Jewish civil law and the law of the State of Israel, (EJ, Staff) In very good condition. (SEF-12A-4), SEF5, heb2
Stock number:25962.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Jerusalem: Massadah, 1951. Cloth. 8vo. 170 pages. Contains 8 pages of plates. In English and Hebrew, Melkman is writer and Yad Vashem director. Born in Amsterdam, during World War II Michman was deported to Belsen. Later he became head of the Jewish Agency cultural and immigration department in Holland. In 1957 he settled in Israel, where he was director of Yad Vashem, and from 1960 cultural director at the Ministry of Education. Among his writings are anthologies of Hebrew poetry and prose, Israel (1950) and Geliefde Vijand (1964) . He served as joint divisional editor of the Encyclopaedia Judaica on the Holocaust. (EJ editorial staff) . SUBJECT(S) : Poets, Hebrew. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Extremely minimal bumping to edges. Very nice gilt lettering on spine and cover. Colored endpapers. Possible signature of author at front. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-4-9)., SEF1
Stock number:17883.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Amsterdam: Joachimsthal, 1951. Cloth. 8vo. 170 pages. In English and Hebrew. Melkman is writer and Yad Vashem director. Born in Amsterdam, during World War II Melkman was deported to Belsen. Later he became head of the Jewish Agency cultural and immigration department in Holland. In 1957 he settled in Israel, where he was director of Yad Vashem, and from 1960 cultural director at the Ministry of Education. Among his writings are anthologies of Hebrew poetry and prose, Israel (1950) and Geliefde Vijand (1964) . He served as joint divisional editor of the Encyclopaedia Judaica on the Holocaust. (EJ editorial staff) . SUBJECT(S) : Poets, Hebrew. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Slight creasing and bumping to edges and spine of cover. Minimal rippling to edges of textblock. Staining to cover. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-4-11)., SEF1, sef 4
Stock number:17885.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Paris; R. Julliard, 1955
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Wrappers. 8vo. Pages. 21cm. First edition. In French. Pamphlet collecting transcripts of weekly radio speeches by French President of the Council Pierre Mendes-France. The Jewish-born Mendes-France was an advocate of Nazi resistance before World War II and a member of the Free French, under Charles De Gualle. “As premier, Mendès-France offered France a ‘new deal, ’ promising to end the Indochina war, tackle the problems of European defense, and enact wide-reaching economic reforms. His prestige rose considerably when he ended the war and introduced the plan for a Western European Defense Community with a British military commitment for the defense of Europe. In February 1955 he was defeated over his North Africa policy to grant independence to Morocco and Tunisia and resigned. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: France -- Politics and government – 1945. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Light rubbing and age wear. Very good + condition. (SPEC-38-11), SPEC6, (HG) , fr1, sef7
Stock number:32679.
$US 100.00
Imprint: No Date. New York, Masliansky Press, [1910?]
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 20 pages. 17 cm. Series: Hebrew educational Series, No. 4. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish hymns. Hymns, English. Without music. Light wear with some bumping to edges; front cover absent; back cover chipped with no loss of text. Institutional stamp on back page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy. Good condition. (SEF37-2), SEF6, LITURGY2, CDS, amr4, music1
Stock number:28462.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Nyu-York: Farlag Kinder-Ring Bey Dem Bildungs-Depart?ment Fun Arbeter-Ring,, 1941
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 8vo. 48 pages. In Yiddish. Series: Kinder-ring bibliotek. Illustrated children’s biography of Abravanel, the famous Sephardic theologian. Full page black and white illustrations. SUBJECT (S) : Sephardim -- Biography. Abravanel, Isaac, 1437-1508. Responsibility: fun Y. Metsker ; ilustrirt fun H Nayshlos. Abrabanel was a “statesman, biblical exegete, and theologian. Offshoot of a distinguished Ibero-Jewish family, Abrabanel (the family name also appears as Abravanel, Abarbanel, Bravanel, etc. ) spent 45 years in Portugal, then passed the nine years immediately prior to Spanish Jewry's 1492 expulsion in Castile. At that time an important figure at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, he chose Italian exile over conversion to Christianity. He spent his remaining years in various centers in Italy where he composed most of his diverse literary corpus, a combination of prodigious biblical commentaries and involved theological tomes” (Avneri, Zvi et al, EJ, 2012) . OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Very good condition. Kazdan 151. (YIDCHI-2-11), Yidch1, yid1, arc
Stock number:29749.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem; Les Tresors Du Maghreb, 1998
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. Folio. 237, 377 pages. 35 cm. First edition. Limited numbered edition. Letters in French and Judeo-Arabic on opposite pages; also in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic in Hebrew letters. Contains facsimiles of original Judeo-Arabic manuscript correspondence, their transcription into printed Hebrew characters, and their translation into Hebrew and French. Title page, preface, and summary, are in Hebrew and French. 80 Letters of Abraham Meyer to his five sons mobilized during the war, 1914-1918. Contains a genealogical tree of the Meyer family. Subjects: Jews - Algeria - Ain Temouchent - Correspondence. World War, 1914-1918 - Jews - Algeria - Ain Temouchent - Correspondence. Jews. Meyer, Abraham, 1848-1929 - Correspondence. Me? Ir, Makhluf, 1886-1950 - Correspondence. Me? Ir, Makhluf, 1886-1950. Meyer, Abraham, 1848-1929. OCLC lists 16 copies. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-37) xx, Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35149.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2004
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 272 pages. 24 cm. First edition. 7 halftones. 3 maps. “This book significantly revises the conventional view that the Jewish experience in medieval Spain-over the century before the expulsion of 1492-was one of despair, persecution, and decline. Focusing on the town of Morvedre in the kingdom of Valencia, Mark Meyerson shows how and why Morvedre's Jewish community revived and flourished in the wake of the horrible violence of 1391. Drawing on a wide array of archival documentation, including Spanish Inquisition records, he argues that Morvedre saw a Jewish 'renaissance. ' Meyerson shows how the favorable policies of kings and of town government yielded the Jewish community's demographic expansion and prosperity. Of crucial importance were new measures that ceased the oppressive taxation of the Jews and minimized their role as moneylenders. The results included a reversal of the credit relationship between Jews and Christians, a marked amelioration of Christian attitudes toward Jews, and greater economic diversification on the part of Jews. Representing a major contribution to debates over the Inquisition's origins and the expulsion of the Jews, the book also offers the first extended analysis of Jewish-converso relations at the local level, showing that Morvedre's Jews expressed their piety by assisting Valencia's conversos. Comparing Valencia with other regions of Spain and with the city-states of Renaissance Italy, it makes clear why this kingdom and the town of Morvedre were so ripe for a Jewish revival in the fifteenth century. ” (Publishers Description) . Subjects: Jews - Spain - Civilization. Jews - Spain - Valencia (Region) - Civilization. Spain - Civilization - 711-1516. Spain - Civilization - Jewish influences. Spain - Ethnic relations. Valencia - Ethnic relations. No jacket. Minor penmarks on inside cover. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-47-22), Sef7. (ja)
Stock number:33046.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College Press, 1993
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xix, 252 pages. Map. 24 cm. In English and Hebrew. Series: “Monographs of the Hebrew Union College. Number 16.” CONTENTS: The Beginnings of Separatism – Solomon Babovich and the 1795 Mission to St. Petersburg/The Karaite Calendar Controversy – Simhah Babovich and the Crisis of 1827 – Epilogue: From Separate Identity to Assimilation – The Epistly of Israel’s Deliverance. SUBJECT(S) : Karaites, Jews -- Ukraine -- Crimea. Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252). Pen markings on end pages, otherwise Very Good Condition in Very Good consition jacket. (SEF-42-31), RAB9, SEF7, COMHIST2 (IM)
Stock number:28395.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Chicago: Spertus College Of Judaica Press, 1975
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, square 8vo. , [13]pages. With 21 black and white photographic portraits of people from the Jewish community in Sandor, “an agrarian village in Iraqi Kurdistan which ceased to exist as a unit when its people emigrated to Israel in 1950” (from Introduction) . Light soil and blue pencil mark on cover. Very good condition. (SEF-27-22), SEF4, comhist2, mx3, art1
Stock number:25238.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: J. Lowndes, 1819. Cloth; 8vo. 27 pages. Milner was noted less for 'serious drama' than for his melodramatic adaptations of Scott and Byron. Scarce: only the BL copy in NSTC. OCLC lists eight copies worldwide. Pages brown; cover very worn and soiled. Spine and page-edges worn. Non-archival repair to spine. Ex-library copy. Fair condition. (k-BR-2)
Stock number:14517.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: No Publisher., 1959.
Binding: Paperback
(FT) 8vo. Xl, 84 pages. In Hebrew and Spanish. Volume 1 only, of 12 annual volumes. SUBJECT(S) : Sephardim – periodicals. Ex library, covers sunned around the edges, front cover torn along spine, good condition. (SEF-8-7a), SEF5
Stock number:25977.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Montréal: Robert Davies Pub. , 1996. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 116 pages. Contains illustrations. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Québec - Montréal - History - 20th century; Sephardim - Québec - Montréal - History - 20th century. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Univ of California Los Angeles, Univ of Toronto lib) . Minor shelf wear. Nice copies, clean text. Very Good condition. (SEF-8-3) . Difficult to find., SEF1
Stock number:17952.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Notre Dame, Ind. ; University Of Notre Dame Press, 1976
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 218, [2] pages. 24 cm. First edition. “In this volume an urban anthropologist examines a Jewish community that has shown a unique capacity for persistence, for it is the only continuously surviving Jewish ethnic tradition in Spain. The Xuetas of Mallorca are the descendants of Jews who have lived on the island since Moorish or possibly Roman times. Through compelled to convert to Christianity in 1435, the Mallorcan Jews continued to persist for centuries as a crypto-Jewish community, a Christian guild, and an occupationally specialized barrio. Enduring economic collapse, religious persecution, political pressure, slander and plague, the Xuetas of Mallorca entered the twentieth century organized in an occupationally specialized and endogamous community that was in all respects culturally Jewish except for the fact that its members were practicing Catholics. ” - From the Jacket. Both a general history of the Jewish presence on Mallorca, a history of the Xuetas (Chuetas) , and their postwar integration into Mallorcan society. “Chuetas, term of abuse given to the Marranos of Majorca, who lived as a separate and distinct community within Majorcan society after their ancestors had been compulsorily baptized at the time of the persecutions of 1391 and 1435. Opinions differ concerning the origin of this term. Some hold that it is derived from the Majorcan chuya, meaning 'pork'; according to another hypothesis, the term is derived from xuhita or xuheta, the Majorcan form of judio ('Jew') . Unlike other places in what used to be the Crowns of Castile and Aragon, the Conversos, that is the Chuetas, of Majorca were the only group of New Christians who continued to live together and, apparently, to adhere to some form of Crypto-Judaism. The Chuetas, largely silversmiths, still live in a special district, where they have their own church, Santa Eulalia. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Chuetas. Chuetas. Social history. Joden-christenen. Marranen. Majorca (Spain) - Social conditions. Spain - Majorca. Chuetas. Previous owners name and bookstamp on endpage and title page; otherwise clean and fresh in very good jacket. Very good condition. (SEF-52-21), Sef8. (ja)
Stock number:35133.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 705 Jayne Street, 1859
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. 5619. Original printed wrappers, 8vo 15, [1 blank] pages. Singerman 1593. Mickve Israel [Hope of Israel], one of the oldest Philadelphia synagogues, was founded in the 1740s by Sephardic Jews. Known as the 'Synagogue of the American Revolution, ' its early members included Haym Solomon and the Gratz family. Benjamin Franklin contributed to its first building fund. This was its third building, constructed on 7th Street, north of Arch. Isaac Leeser presided over the congregation from 1829 to 1850; Sabato Morais succeeded him. Morais was its Rabbi for 46 years. The list of corner-stone and door- post purchasers included A. S. Wolf, who purchased the North door-post of the north door for fifteen dollars, in honor of H. Polock. Other luminaries of Philadelphia Jewry participated in the ceremonies. Wolf was treasurer and Gabay of the Congregation. Articles deposited in the cornerstone are listed, including newspapers, coins and tokens dated 1859, "A gold quarter dollar of California mintage, being deposited by Clarence A. Hart, aged 9 years. " The Committee of Arrangement consisted of Edwd. S. Mawson, Joseph L. Moss, and Isaac J. Phillips. Rabbi Morais's discourse is printed. Morais, an abolitionist and founder of the Jewish Theological Seminary of New York, counsels, "If there be pride in us, if the vanity of exhibiting a more sightly structure than others possess, impelled us to designate this place as our future Synagogue...let us then bury first such unholy feelings in the bosom of the earth. " Also printed is a prayer in Hebrew, composed by Morais. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide [Penn, JTS, YU, NYPL, HUC) Light wear, Very Good Condition (KH-6-63), Amr5 , 211
Stock number:36452.
$US 2500.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim: Makhon Ben-Tsevi Le-Heker Kehilot Yisrael Ba-Mizrah: Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsevi: Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit Bi-Yerushalayim, 1984
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 210 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew poetry -- Islamic countries -- History and criticism. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- History and criticism. OCLC lists twenty-five copies worldwide. In very good condition. (MX17-13), MX2 , sef2, sef4, comhist2
Stock number:21493.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Jerusalem: World Zionist Organization, Organization Dept. , Research Section: Haifa Municipality, Ethnological Museum and Folklore Archives, Israel Folktale Archives, 1964. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 179 pages. In Hebrew. Preface in English. Noy is a scholar in Jewish folklore. His books cover a wide range of Jewish folklore: European, North African, Yemenite, and others. Born in Kolomyja, Poland, he graduated from a Polish secondary school, and then immigrated to Palestine where he began his academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Noy's contribution to Jewish folklore has been pioneering. He founded and directed the Haifa Ethnological Museum and Folklore Archives (1956–1982) and edited the Israel Folktale Archives Publications series until 1981. He founded the Israel Folklore Archives, the largest treasure of Jewish folktales recorded in Israel. He was director of the Hebrew University Folklore Research Center from 1968 and edited Studies, its journal. He served as the Encyclopaedia Judaica departmental editor for folklore. [Elaine Hoter] SUBJECT(S) : Jews- Folklore; Tales – Morocco. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Northwestern Univ, Univ of Chicago, Universiteit Van Tilburg. ) Bumping to top and bottom of spine. Very minor bumping to corners. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-6-1)., SEF1
Stock number:17922.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Bloch, 1907
Softcover, 12mo, 63 pages, music, 19 cm. 5th Revised and Enlarged Edition. SUBJECT (S) : Haggadot -- Texts. Seder -- Liturgy -- Texts. Other Titles: Haggadah. English & Hebrew. Moses (1847-1926) was a “U. S. Reform rabbi. Moses, who was born in Zaniemysl, Poznan, had not completed his education before he settled in the United States in the early 1870s. He was appointed to rabbinic positions in Quincy, Illinois, Milwaukee, and Chicago. In 1901 he became rabbi of the Central Synagogue, New York, where he remained until his retirement in 1919. In his early days in the United States, Moses was considered a radical Reformer, but later he took a more moderate position. In 1884 he introduced his own prayer book (Tefillat Yisrael) . Moses was a founding member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and a member of the Reform committee charged with compiling an official prayer book. The appearance of the Union Prayer Book in 1894 has been credited to his personal initiative in preparing and circulating a manuscript when the committee’s work seemed to be leading nowhere. Moses also published a number of sermons and textbooks for children. His Sabbath School Hymnal, first issued in 1894, ran into 14 editions. While in Milwaukee, he edited the weekly Der Zeitgeist” (Temkin in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, Hebrew Union, Nat Lib of Israel) . Light wear to binding. Very good condition. (Sef-21-25) xx, MX3, liturgy2, hag1, amr4
Stock number:25196.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Wien, 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Period Boards with Original Wrappers Bound Inside. 8vo. Xx, 156 pages. Gilt titles. In German. First edition. Series: Veröffentlichungen der Dr. A. S. Bettelheim Memorial Foundation. Bibliographical annotations; bibliography at end. This copy is inscribed by Fuchs to Rabbi Hirsch Perez Chajes who also wrote the introduction. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Egypt. Jews -- History. Cloth and wrappers are slightly worn. Inside pages clear. Very good condition. (Ger-39-6a), GER9, sef9
Stock number:38112.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Hamburg, A. Janssen, 1902
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 160 pages illustrations ; 25 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Portuguese Graves on German Soil; Contributions To Cultural and Art History. ” Study of the Portuguese Jewish gravestone inscriptions in Germany by the eminent and prolific Rabbi and writer on Jewish history and folklore Max Grunwald (1871-1953) . SUBJECT(S) : Sephardim -- Germany. Jews -- Germany -- Hamburg. Ex-library with stamp from a Jewish Library in Vienna. Illustrations throughout. Name written on front end page, otherwise pages are clear. Extremely faint foxing. Very good condition. (Ger-58-45), Ger9, sef9
Stock number:38107.
$US 140.00
Imprint: K?rak?o : Bi-Defus Shel Y. Fisher, 1904
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 34 pages ; 25 cm. In Hebew. With title pages in both Hebrew and German. Title translates into English as, “Abraham Abulafia: His Life and Works. ” A very early work the Abraham Abulafia, and possibly the first published work that focused specifically on Abulafia’s biography. “Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia (was) the founder of the school of ‘Prophetic Kabbalah’, was born in Zaragoza, Spain, in 1240, and is assumed to have died sometime after 1291, following a stay on the small and windswept island of Comino, the smallest of the three inhabited islands that make up the Maltese archipelago…. Abulafia's subterranean influence is evident in the large number of manuscripts of his major meditation manuals that flourished down to the present day until all his works were finally published in Mea Shearim in Jerusalem during the 1990s. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) OCLC list 10 copies worldwide. Binding repaired. German cover page is torn with a few words effected, Hebrew cover page in tact. Some wear and a few folds to inside pages but overall in good condition. (GER-58-65), Rab12, sef9
Stock number:38267.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Berlin, 1926
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 32 pages ; 24 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “A Designation for Turkey in Jewish Literature.” SUBJECT(S): Inscriptions, Hebrew. Jewish epitaphs. Turkey in literature. “Isaak Mark (1875-1949)… (was a (h)istorian, literary critic, public figure. He graduated from St. Petersburg University… and continued his education at Berlin University. He is the author of scholarly works on ancient Jewish history, Karaite history, and medieval Jewish poetry. He served as a librarian in the Hebraistic department of the Imperial Public Library. In 1907, he established the Hebrew-language scholarly journal ‘Ha-Kedem.’ He was one of the founders of the baron David Gunzurg Oriental Studies Courses, as well as one of the editors the of Jewish Encyclopedia, a member of the ORT Committee, a member of the OPE. Library Commission, Vice-President of the Biblical Hebrew Language Lovers Society, member of the Senate at the Ministry of Public Education, secretary of the Semitic section of the Historical Society at St. Petersburg University, and full member of the Russian Archeological Society…. In 1917, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Petrograd Jewish Community; in 1918, he was a member of the Commission to convene a Congress of representatives from Russia's Jewish communities in Moscow. In 1920-1922 he was a lecturer in Petrograd and Minsk…” (jewhistory.ort.spb.ru) SUBECT(S): Inscriptions, Hebrew. Jewish epitaphs. Turkey in literature. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Inscribed in Herbew on the title page by Markon to Rabbi HP Chajes, the Chief Rabbi of Vienna and Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Also includes a stamp from Chajes’ personal library. Otherwise, pages are unmarked/clear. Paper toning. About very good condition. (GER-58-61), Ger9, sef9
Stock number:38236.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Amsterdam, Stadsdrukkerij,, 1964
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Blue Paper Wraps. 8vo. 85 pages. 24 cm. In Dutch. Title translates to “Inventory of the Archives of the Portuguese-Jewish Congregation in Amsterdam 1614-1870.” Inscribed by previous owner. Published by the Gemeentelijke Archiefdienst Amsterdam. Includes material pertaining to Jewish communities in the Americas. SUBJECT (S) : Archives -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam. Portuguese -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam. Jews -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam. Portugees-Israëlietisch Kerkgenootschap. Receipt of purchase, card from editor, and review of book pasted on inside cover wrappers. Rubbing. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight toning. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-98-25A), Sef9, bibliog4, amr7
Stock number:38167.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Frankfurt Am Main, Hermon-Verlag, 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original green paper wrappers. 12mo. 15 pages; 19 cm. Written in German. Nazi-era publication. Title translates to “Don Isaac Abravanel’s Life and Work. ” Isaac Abravanel, “commonly referred to just as Abravanel...was a Portuguese Jewish statesman, philosopher, Bible commentator, and financier” who lived from 1437-1508 (Wikipedia, 2016) . He was a prolific author, whose works were categorized into exegesis, apologetics, and philosophy. Selig Schachnowitz was a publicist, cantor, editor, and teacher who edited a modern Orthodox magazine in Frankfurt Am Main before the war and authored several books. Schachnowitz wrote a short biographical summary of Abravanel’s life and extensive works. SUBJECT(S) : Isaac Abravanel. OCLC and WorldCat list 5 holdings worldwide (Harvard, Ohio State, National Libr of Israel, Bibliotheek Universiteit van Amsterdam, Straats & Universitatsbibliothek Hamburg) . Some edgewear. Browning to pages. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. Scarce. (GER-51-5), Ger9, sef9
Stock number:38039.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin, Frensdorf, 1914
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original brown paper wrappers. 4to. 80 pages; 23 cm. Written in German. Title translates to “History and Legal Structure of the Portuguese-Jewish and German-Israelite Communities of Hamburg. ” Divided into two parts with smaller chapters and sections within each. Includes a supplement at the back of the book. SUBJECT (S) : Sephardic Jews, German Jews, Hamburg Germany. OCLC and WorldCat list 20 holdings worldwide. Minimal staining and folds. Slight toning. Minimal pencil and pen markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. (ger-51-20), Ger9, sef9
Stock number:38054.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Breslau, Druck Th. Schatzky, 1932
Binding: Hardback
Half cloth; 8vo. 60 pages; 23.5 cm. In German. Text on title page "1. Teil. Leben und Lebenswerk; " however, no more published. Includes bibliographical references. Zimmels, a rabbi and scholar, "lectured from 1929 to 1933 at the Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar, Breslau, and from 1934 to 1939 was rabbi of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, Vienna. Zimmels left Austria for England after the Nazi Anschluss in 1938 and in 1944 was appointed lecturer in Bible, Talmud, and Jewish history at Jews' College London. He became director of studies in 1961, and was principal 1964-69." (Alexander Tobias, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, fl. 1513-1573. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Slight toning. Minimal pencil markings that do not not affect text. Very minimal edgewear. Very good + condition. (SW-5-22A) xx, Ger9, sef9, rab12
Stock number:38127.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid: Cátedra-Seminario Menéndez Pidal,, 1977
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, 8vo, 253 pages , [4] leaves of plates. Musical transcription by Israel Katz. In Spanish. Series: Fuentes para el estudio del romancero: Serie Sefardí, 4; SUBJECT (S) : Romances, Ladino. Ladino poetry -- Morocco -- Tangier. Poésie judéo-espagnole -- Maroc -- Tanger. Literatura sefardí; Poesía; Historia y crítica. ; Poesía sefardí; Historia y crítica. Includes indexes and Bibliography. Photocopied article by Israel Katz laid in: “Judeo-Spanish Folk Poetry from Morocco (The Boas- Nahón Collection) ” ISBN: 8460010333. Light stain to cover, spine. Spine sunned. Otherwise, Very Good condition. (SEF-23-2), SEF4, music1, mx3, spanish1
Stock number:25134.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid: Hiperion, 1984
Softcover, 8vo, 256 pages, maps, 24 cm. In Spanish. Series: Libros Hiperion; 76. Contents: Los moros de Navarra en la baja Edad Media; Mercedes Garcia-Arenal -- Los judios de Navarra al final de la Edad Media; Beatrice Leroy. SUBJECT (S) : Muslims -- Navarre (Kingdom) . Jews -- Navarre (Kingdom) . Muslims -- Navarre (Kingdom) -- History -- Sources. Jews -- Navarre (Kingdom) -- History -- Sources. Muslims -- Spain. Jews -- Spain. Moros en Navarra (Reino) . Navarre (Kingdom) -- History -- Sources. "Apendice documental" on pages 199-249. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. .. Light wear to edges of cover binding. Very good condition. (Sef-21-2), MX3, SEF4, rab7
Stock number:25172.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1942. Cloth. 8vo. Complete in 2 volumes. Illustrated, maps on endpapers. The story of Jewish life in Spain during the Middle Ages takes on startling timeliness. The fate of the Jews in the Iberian Peninsula during those dark ages appears almost like a preview of Jewish life in Nazi Germany, so striking is the parallel between them. Volume One is a political-economic study. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Spain; Joden; Middeleeuwen. Ex-library with minimal markings. Faint spots on covers, bumped corner. In Very Good condition. (ComHist-8-8), ComHist2, sef2, sef4, rab4
Stock number:19958.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Octagon Books, 1969
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth. 8vo. ix, 399 pages. Illustrated. Volume 2. The story of Jewish life in Spain during the Middle Ages takes on startling timeliness. The fate of the Jews in the Iberian Peninsula during those dark ages appears almost like a preview of Jewish life in Nazi Germany, so striking is the parallel between them. Volume One is a political-economic study. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Spain; Joden; Middeleeuwen. Maps on endpapers. In Very Good condition. (SEF-36-4) ., SEF2, COMHIST1, Rab4
Stock number:26901.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1962. Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - History - To 70 A. D. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-library with minimal markings and withdrawn stamps. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-17) ., 2nd temple, rab2, brill1
Stock number:17965.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1962. Cloth. 8vo. 200 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - History - To 70 A. D. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Ex-Library with minimal markings. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-17B) ., 2nd temple, rab12, brill1, INBT Mo
Stock number:37416.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
New York, 1930. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages. Illustrated. De Sola Pool was a U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. He was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works. His works include: The Kaddish (1909; 19643) ; Hebrew Learning Among the Puritans of New England Prior to 1700 (1911) ; Capital Punishment Among the Jews (1916) ; Portraits Etched in Stone: Early Jewish Settlers, 1682–1831 (1952) ; An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel, 1654–1954 (1955) ; Why I Am a Jew (1957) ; and Is There an Answer? : An Inquiry in Some Human Dilemmas (1966) , the last three with his wife, TAMAR DE SOLA POOL (1893–1981) . Mrs. Pool was national president of Hadassah from 1939 to 1943 and held executive positions with several other national and world Jewish organizations, among them the American Jewish Committee, the World Zionist Organization, and Youth Aliyah. [Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica]. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Slight bumping to edges. Slight creasing to corners. Otherwise in Very Good condition. Seldom seen. (SEF-7-11)., SEF1
Stock number:17944.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, 1930
Binding: Paperback
Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages. Illustrated. De Sola Pool was a U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. He was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works. His works include: The Kaddish (1909; 19643) ; Hebrew Learning Among the Puritans of New England Prior to 1700 (1911) ; Capital Punishment Among the Jews (1916) ; Portraits Etched in Stone: Early Jewish Settlers, 1682–1831 (1952) ; An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel, 1654–1954 (1955) ; Why I Am a Jew (1957) ; and Is There an Answer? : An Inquiry in Some Human Dilemmas (1966) , the last three with his wife, TAMAR DE SOLA POOL (1893–1981) . Mrs. Pool was national president of Hadassah from 1939 to 1943 and held executive positions with several other national and world Jewish organizations, among them the American Jewish Committee, the World Zionist Organization, and Youth Aliyah. (Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica) . OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. From the libary of Abraham Katsch, with his personal bookplate. Spine repair, Small chip to corner, repaired with archival tape on inside of front cover. Otherwise in Good + condition. (MX-33-12)., SEF1, sef4, mx3, amr4, comhist2
Stock number:17949.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
New York, 1980. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages. Illustrated. De Sola Pool was a U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. He was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works. His works include: The Kaddish (1909; 19643) ; Hebrew Learning Among the Puritans of New England Prior to 1700 (1911) ; Capital Punishment Among the Jews (1916) ; Portraits Etched in Stone: Early Jewish Settlers, 1682–1831 (1952) ; An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel, 1654–1954 (1955) ; Why I Am a Jew (1957) ; and Is There an Answer? : An Inquiry in Some Human Dilemmas (1966) , the last three with his wife, TAMAR DE SOLA POOL (1893–1981) . Mrs. Pool was national president of Hadassah from 1939 to 1943 and held executive positions with several other national and world Jewish organizations, among them the American Jewish Committee, the World Zionist Organization, and Youth Aliyah. (Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica) . Very Good condition. (SEF-23-22)., SEF1, sef4, mx3, amr4, comhist2, sef6, mea, inbt
Stock number:25112.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, 1930
Binding: Paperback
Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages. Illustrated. De Sola Pool was a U. S. Rabbi, civic and communal leader, and historian. He was born in London, pursued his rabbinic studies, first at Jews' College, London, and then at the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. Pool wrote several significant works and monographs in the fields of American Jewish history, religion, education, and Zionism, and edited and translated Sephardi and Ashkenazi Hebrew liturgical works. His works include: The Kaddish (1909; 19643) ; Hebrew Learning Among the Puritans of New England Prior to 1700 (1911) ; Capital Punishment Among the Jews (1916) ; Portraits Etched in Stone: Early Jewish Settlers, 1682–1831 (1952) ; An Old Faith in the New World: Portrait of Shearith Israel, 1654–1954 (1955) ; Why I Am a Jew (1957) ; and Is There an Answer? : An Inquiry in Some Human Dilemmas (1966) , the last three with his wife, TAMAR DE SOLA POOL (1893–1981) . Mrs. Pool was national president of Hadassah from 1939 to 1943 and held executive positions with several other national and world Jewish organizations, among them the American Jewish Committee, the World Zionist Organization, and Youth Aliyah. [Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica]. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Slight bumping to edges. Slight creasing to corners. Otherwise in Very Good condition. Seldom seen. (SEF-45-13), SEF7, AMR4, INBT, MEA
Stock number:30456.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society
Edition: First Edition (?)
Binding: Hardcover
Rear inside hinge starting, otherwise Very Good Condition. Lacks Jacket; 8vo; 645 pages; 35-page index & 11-page bibliography. The standard text on the subject, sef1
Stock number:31164.
$US 100.00
Jerusalem: (No Publisher) , 1972. Paperback. 4to. 215 pages. Illustrations at front. Typed list of attendees included. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism-Congresses. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Covers scuffed, light wear to covers. Some smudging to edges of text block. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (SEF-1-20) ., SEF1
Stock number:17842.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Paris: Presses universitaires de france, 1952. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 398 pages. Contains several fold-out maps in color. In French. Andre Chouraqui is an author and public figure. Born in Asn-TMmouchent, Algeria, Chouraqui studied political economy and Muslim law at Paris University and the Institut de France. A World War II French resistance fighter, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government and also received various Israel decorations. Chouraqui was one of the few North African Jewish intellectuals who immigrated to Israel. He was deputy mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1969. In June 1977 Chouraqui was awarded a gold medal by the French Academy for his literary work. His literary works, which have been translated into several languages, include La CrMation de l'Etat d'Israel (1948) ; Les Juifs d'Afrique du Nord (1952; revised translation, Between East and West: a History of the Jews of North Africa, 1968) ; and essays on biblical studies and medieval philosophy, among which Introduction aux "Devoirs des Coeurs" de Bahya Ibn Paquda (1950) , La pensMe juive (1965) , and Lettre B un ami Arabe (1969) . He also wrote a biography of Theodor Herzl (1960; A Man Alone (1970) ) . (EJ [David Corcos]) A rare and authentic book on North-African Jews. SUBJECT(S) : Jews - Africa, North - History. : Bumping to spine. Chipping to bottom of cover on spine. Some creasing and bumping to cover. Many pages are un-cut. Rippling to textblock. Fold-out maps and images still beautifully intact. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-4-14) xx, SEF1
Stock number:17887.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Paris: Presses universitaires de france, 1952. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 398 pages. Contains several fold-out maps in color. In French. “Andre Chouraqui is an author and public figure. Born in Asn-TMmouchent, Algeria, Chouraqui studied political economy and Muslim law at Paris University and the Institut de France. A World War II French resistance fighter, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government and also received various Israel decorations. Chouraqui was one of the few North African Jewish intellectuals who immigrated to Israel. He was deputy mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1969. In June 1977 Chouraqui was awarded a gold medal by the French Academy for his literary work. His literary works, which have been translated into several languages, include La CrMation de l'Etat d'Israel (1948) ; Les Juifs d'Afrique du Nord (1952; revised translation, Between East and West: a History of the Jews of North Africa, 1968) ; and essays on biblical studies and medieval philosophy, among which Introduction aux "Devoirs des Coeurs" de Bahya Ibn Paquda (1950) , La pensMe juive (1965) , and Lettre B un ami Arabe (1969) . He also wrote a biography of Theodor Herzl (1960; A Man Alone (1970) ) ” (David Corcos in EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jews - Africa, North - History. Bumping to spine. Chipping to bottom of cover on spine. Some creasing and bumping to cover. Many pages are un-cut. Rippling to textblock. Fold-out maps and images still beautifully intact. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-7-1), SEF1
Stock number:17935.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid: Instituto De Filología Del CSIC, Fribourg: Université De Fribourg,, 1995
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, 4to, liii, 556 pages. Includes facsimiles. In Italian. Series: Textos y estudios "Cardenal Cisneros" de la Biblia Poliglota Matritense, 57; SUBJECT (S) : Masorah. Masora. Includes bibliographical references and index. Other Titles: Sefer Oklah weoklah; Okhlah ve-okhlah. Slight wear to spine, small dent to corner of front cover, and first 100 pages. Very good condition. (SEF-23-13), SEF4, mx3, comhist2
Stock number:25147.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1977
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. Large 8vo. [4], 367 pages. 28 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates as, “Moses Ibn Ezra: Secular Poems. ” Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Ibn Ezra (c.1055–after 1135) was a “Spanish Hebrew poet and philosopher. … Ibn Ezra is one of the most prolific poets of the Spanish school; his mastery of the language is attested by the beauty and versatility of his secular and sacred verse. He was also interested in the theory of poetics and was probably the greatest authority of his day on the subject. ” (EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SEF39-12), Sef6, heb3, cds
Stock number:28518.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Izmir: Mordekhai Yitshak Barki, 1895
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Later boards. 4to. 82 pages, 31 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates “and Joseph Knew His Brethren: A History of Man. ” A commentary on Jewish aggadot. Written by the children of Chaim Palachi, the chieff rabbi of Izmir. The Palachi family was renowned for their learnedness and stature in the Turkish Jewish community (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Jewish sermons. Aggada. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide (OCLC: 38959874) . Contains Ottoman stamp on title page. Very Good Condition. (RAB-64-54-PE), Rab13 213
Stock number:40138.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Jerusalem; Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, 1995
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 21 pages. 24 cm. First edition. With printed laid-in slip from the director of the Vidal Sassoon Center expressing compliments for obtaining this work. “Antisemitism in Contemporary Greek Society” comprises the edited writing of the lecture given to the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism in 1995, and printed in the Hebrew University series “Analysis of current trends in anti-Semitism, no. 7”; this article documents the existence of antisemitism in various aspects of Greek society, specifically that of extreme right organizations and their press, political anti-semitism in legislation and justice, anti-Semitism in education, and religious anti-semitism in Greece. Author’s bio from the back cover: “Daniel Perdurant was born in 1946 to parents of Greek-Jewish descent. He has long studied the history of Greek Jews, with particular emphasis on the Holocaust years, and has published some related articles. ” Subjects: Antisemitism -- Greece. Back cover slightly worn at spine, pages fresh. Fine condition. Surprisingly difficult to find. (SEF41-21), Sef6, holo8 (ja)
Stock number:28323.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Jersualem, Magnes Press, Université hébraïque, 1963. Cloth. 8vo. 368 pages. Festschrift for Hiram Peri. In Multiple languages. SUBJECT (S) : Literature. Gilt lettering on spine. Some rippling to cloth on cover. Slight bumping to upper right corner. In Very Good condition. (SEF-8-2) ., SEF1
Stock number:17951.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, 1911
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Original Blue Boards. 8vo. 264 pages; 18 cm. Text in Hebrew with Title Pages in both Hebrew and English. 1st Edition copy from the influential Shanghai-based businessman, merchant and scholar, S. M. Pelmann, who would publish “The History of the Jews in China” in 1913. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- China. Civilization. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Some wear to boards. Minor toning to a few creased pages throguhout. Overall very good- condition. (BR-11-55), Sef9
Stock number:38866.
$US 320.00