Winner's Unlimited - No. 105

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

February 21, 2018
Opening $ 100
Estimate $ 200 - $ 400

Toldot Yaacov, a commentary on tractate Beitza by Rabbi Yaacov de Castro, printing press of Rabbi Yisrael Bek, Jerusalem 1865, first edition. The copy of the maggid of Jerusalem Rabbi Ben Zion Yadler.

On the title page is an ownership inscription 'Ben Zion Yadler' and 'Belongs to Ben Zion Yadler'. On the endpaper is the stamp 'From the estate of Rabbi Ben Zion Yadler'.

Rabbi Ben Zion Yadler [1871-1962] 'The Maggid of Jerusalem', a well known darshan in the old Yishuv, in Jerusalem and the agricultural settlements. Ordained for the rabbinate by the Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shmuel Salant. In his youth he was revealed to be a talented darshan when he delivered the 'hadran' in the 'Churva' synagogue at siyumim of tractates which his father held there. Rabbi Shmuel Salant appointed him as 'Maggid Meisharim' in Jerusalem - a role which he held for many years without receiving payment. In 1918 he established an ultra-orthodox school for girls, the first in Israel, currently the 'Old Beit Yaacov'. In the month of Elul 1923 he participated in the Knessiah HaGedolah of Agudat Yisrael in Vienna and spoke before the participants about the spiritual condition of the Land of Israel.

Shoshana HaLevi no. 118. The book was published by Rabbi Efraim son of Moshe, from an ancient manuscipt 300 years old. The author was one of the great Rabbis of Egypt.

[4], 96 leaves. Old cardboard binding. A few stains. Fine condition.