Auction No. 102

Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana, Judiaca & Prof. Albert Einstein

October 24, 2017
Opening $ 200
Estimate $ 250 - $ 300
Sold for $ 244
Including buyer's premium

Der Ohlsdorfer Begräbnißplatz in seinem Verhältniß zu den Israelitischen Gemeinden zu Hamburg - The Hamburg Jewish Communities' Connection with the Ohlsdorf Cemetery: Collection of Contracts, Halachic Opinions and Responsa, with Additional Introductions. Hanover, 1889.

Specifications: 42 pages, paper, 13x20 cm. German and some Hebrew.

Unique Features: The Ohlsdorf cemetery, second largest in the world, was established in 1877 on land which was then outside of Hamburg. The book discusses laws which relate to burial there, because of the requirement to clear the bones of the deceased from their graves after ten years. Among others, the book brings responsa from Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan of Kovna and Rabbi Yitzchak Dov Bamberger, the rabbi of Würzburg.

Condition: Fine, fold marks, small tears on two leaves without damage to text.

Bound with:

Die Leichenverbrennung vom Standpunkt des Judenthums, The Jewish opinion on cremation, by Rabbi Dr. Isaac Unna, Frankfurt am Main. 1903.

Specifications: 29 pages, paper, 13x20 cm. German.

Unique Features: In-depth discussion of the Jewish view on cremation.

Background: Rabbi Yitzchak Unna (1872-1948) was ordained as rabbi by Rabbi David Zvi Hoffman from the Rabbinic Seminary in Berlin headed by Rabbi Azriel Hildesheimer, and by Rabbi Dr. Mordechai HaLevi Horowitz, rabbi of Frankfurt. Rabbi Unna was known as a talented public speaker and wrote two hundred articles and studies. He served as rabbi of Mannheim, chairman of "The Union of the Traditional Rabbis who Keep the Torah" in Germany and a member of the Rabbinic Council of Jerusalem.

Condition: Fine-very fine, fold marks.

Karaite, Samaritan &Miscellaneous