Friday, October 23, 2015

A Hebrew Pamphlet Miscellany

Another collection of Hebrew language pamphlets, some quite uncommon.  Imprints are from Germany, Mandate Palestine, China, and Prague. They tell rich stories from forgotten corners of modern Jewish history.  I am working through a fairly large group of pamphlets in Hebrew and journals in Yiddish which should keep me busy for some time. There are far more of them than I could ever present here, but keep an eye open for more selections.

Din ve-heshbon shel ha-gimnasyah ha-Ivrit be-Yafo li-shenat 669. Jaffa, Mo'etset poale Yafo, 1909. Octavo, paper covers with wear to the spine, 104 pp. Softbound. Good. Text is in Hebrew. (77343) A report on the status of the educational program of the school with details of budgeting, curriculum and the make-up of the student body.     $45.00

Dov Shefer: Temurt Hoveret zo Kadosh Le-Hakmat Matsevet ad Le-Zekher Dov Shefer. Neti'at 500 Etsim a"sh al Admat Ha-Keren Ha-Kayemet Le-Yisrael. Kaunas, Hotsa'at Histadrut "Shomriyah" Be-Lita, Yanvar, 1939. 16mo, paper covers, 80 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Good. Text is in Hebrew. A memorial book for a Lithuanian oleh who died young. A common enough type of item, but in this particular case quite uncommon. Only one copy is recorded and it is unclear whether it is a microfilmed copy of an actual book. (77307)      $50.00
Gottfried, Markus [Gotfrid, Mordekhai]. Shir Ha-Sadeh o Em ve-Yeled/ Hasadeh ou EM wajeled: Ein Patriotisches Lied (Vaterlandsliebe, Hoffnung und Mut der Österreicher u. der Reichsdeutschen). Prague, Selbsverlag - Druck von Richard Brandeis, 1915. 16mo, soiled stapled paper covers, 16 pp. Softbound. Good. Text is in Hebrew. A poem menat to express in Hebrew the patriotic fervor of the German and Austrian Jews. (77617)      $45.00

Gutman, Raphael. Eden: Sefer Rishon. Im Tsi'urim Rabim Targilim Li-Melekhet-Yad. Kassel, Tsentral Komitet fun di befrayte Yidn in der Amerikaner zone, 1947. Small octavo, paper covers, illustrated title-page, 71 pp., b/w drawings, special illustrated title page showing various scenes from the Holocaust. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in Hebrew. Reprints the 1927 New York edition. A children's primer to teach Hebrew reading and Hebrew penmanship. "This edition of 'Eden' has been published for use in the Jewish DP Camps in the American Occupied Zone of Germany under the Supervision of Mr. Elieser Hershauge, Mr. Morris Fishman, American Joint Distribution Committee Field Representative and Abraham J. Klausner, Chaplain, U.S.A., Printing is in compliance with the governing regulations of the information control division of the U.S. Military Government. Publication has been made possible by a generous grant from the Euclid Avenue Temple, Cleveland, Ohio." (77383)      Sold

Hertsman, Elhanan Yosef. Gadlut ha-adam. Helek Alef. Ma'amar R. Ya'akov Emden z"l u-Vi'urim be-inyanen gadlut ha-Adam api"d ha-musar. Shanghai, 1945. Octavo, stapled paper covers, 34 pp., minor chipping at the top open corner, yellowed paper. Softbound. Good. Text is in Hebrew. A short work on ethics. An uncommon imprint from wartime Shanghai. (78116)      $75.00

Isur rabotenu ha-kedoshim al hishtatfut ba-behirah. [Jerusalem], 1961. Small octavo, stapled paper covers, 15 pp. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in Hebrew. Appears to be a piece of ultra-Orthodox anti-secularist opposition to the secular state of Israel as expressed through opposition to participation in elections. Uncommon. (77329)      $25.00

Judah Loew ben Bezalel. Sefer Zekher tsadik: derushim nifla'im atikim mi-kivshono shel olam ... yots'im mi-pi rabenu ha-gadol ... Yehuda Lovi ... ha-noda ba-shem kodsho Maharal mi-Prag: asher darash be-yom 2, 17 Iyar 357 ba-yom petirat ha-ga'on mo. h. Akiva Gintsburg mi-Frankfurt ... Warsaw, Bi-defus Y. Goldman, 1871. 16mo, disbound paper covers, 16 pp. Softbound. Fair. Text is in Hebrew. (78072)     SOLD

[Klausner, Abraham J.]. Alef-bet: defus-ketav-misparim. Kassel, Germany, Tsentral Komitet fun di befrayte Yidn in der Amerikaner zone, 1947. 16mo, paper covers, 6 "pages" of perforated sheets of card stock with Hebrew consonants and vowels. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in Hebrew. "Notes on Printing. This Volume is the fifth in a series of works prepared for use in the Jewish Displaced Persons' Camps in the American Occupied Zone of Germany by the Regional Committee of the Central Committee of Liberated Jews in Germany in Cooperation with the Office of Abraham J. Klausner, Chaplain, USA. This volume was originally prepared and printed by B. Barlevy, Publisher of Children's Books in Tel Aviv, Palestine. Publication is made possible by a publication fund grant made by Temple Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota." (77382)      Sold

Rivkind, Isaac. Ha-Netsiv ve-yihuso le-Hibat Tsiyon: perek mi-toldot hayav u-fe'ulotav. Lodz, Tse'ire Mizrahi, 1918/9. Duodecimo, stapled paper covers with a small chip lacking a small chip, 23 pp., yellowed paper. Softbound. Good. Text is in Hebrew. (78083) The Netsiv, Naphtali Ẓevi Judah Berlin, was the last Rosh Yeshiva of the Volozhin Yeshiva.    Sold

[Schapiro, Eva]. Kovets tsiyurim: em kol hai. Warsaw, Defus Y. Edelshtain, 1909. Duodecimo, soiled and water-stained paper covers, 63 pp. Softbound. Good. Text is in Hebrew. (77324)      $50.00

Shne'urson, Pinta. Ha-Tse'akah ha-olamit al Treblinka: lamah ve-ekh. Tel Aviv, Hotsaat "El-Damei", c. 1943/4. Duodecimo, stapled paper covers, 8 pp. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in Hebrew. Rare. (77608)  A small pamphlet about the shame of the crimes committed at Treblinka. A forgotten voice. This is the only item in OCLC by this author who may be a relative of the Habad Schneersons   $60.00

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