Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $ 700
Estimate $ 1,000 - $ 1,200

Work by Rabbi Aryeh Leibush son of Yechiel Michel Bernstein of Lemberg regarding the Mesorah, 1780-1853. This work has never been published.

Refer to Hebrew catalog description for more information regarding Rabbi Aryeh Leib Bernstein's genealogy.

This is a large manuscript written by Rabbi Aryeh Leibush with a list of the Mesorah Gedolah and Ketanah throughout the Pentateuch. The Mesorah is comments on the text of the Chumash. The Mesorah Ketanah notes on certain words how many times they appear with their full or deficient spellings, in the Tanach/ Chumash / or this particular book of the Tanach. The Mesorah Gedolah details when this word appears. For example, on the Hebrew word Jerusalem, the Mesorah Ketanah notes that it appears there times with its full spelling and the Mesorah Gedolah lists the places where it is spelled in this manner.

33 leaves. Ink on paper. Crowded text on both sides of the leaf, about 60 lines on a page. 23x38 cm. The author's manuscript is clean, clear and astonishingly organized, according to the chapters of the books.

Fine-very fine condition. Minimal tears and stains. The text is complete and clear. Cardboard binding.

Compositions, Manuscripts and Glosses from Ashkenazic Rabbinical Leaders