Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 172:

Archive of Manuscripts and Letters - Kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Englander

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Archive of hundreds of leaves written by the Kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Englander. Letters and manuscripts of Kabbalistic Torah novellae, commentary on the Zohar and novellae on the Rambam.
· Bar-Mitzvah sermon, signed "Yosef Englander". Neumarkt (Nowy-Targ), 1911. · Much correspondence with commentaries on the Rambam and explanations of the Zohar, most of which R. Yosef exchanged with R. Yehuda Heilbrun from Haifa [1870-1958, immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1930. Authored a large composition of novellae on the Rambam. 10 large manuscript volumes of this composition appeared in Kedem Auction 10, Lot 501]. Several leaves handwritten by R. Yehuda Heilbrun. · Correspondence from Jerusalem, 1948, regarding the printing of the book Sha'ar Shimon during the Israeli War of Independence. Including letters by R. Efraim Gottlieb, by R. Zvi Hirsh Shapira, and others. · Hundreds of handwritten leaves from his composition Sha'ar Shimon, commentary on the kabbalistic book Brit Kehunat Olam. · Handwritten notebook, copy of the kabbalistic book V'Cherev Pifiyot, copied in 1916, during WWI, in Vienna. · Signed receipts and other items.
R. Shimon Englander (1874-1950), Hasid and Kabbalist. He lived in Neumarkt (Nowy-Targ) and in 1934 moved to Haifa. He founded the Ateret Zekenim institute for supporting the elderly. During 1948-1950 he printed the Chassidic-kabbalistic book Brit Kehunat Olam with his commentary Sha'ar Shimon, a commentary that portrays his vast kabbalistic knowledge. His name appears on the title page: "R. Shimon Englarder of Haifa, author of Pardess Shimon, grandson of the author of Semichat Chachamim". He died while still in the process of printing his book.
Hundreds of leaves, Size and condition vary. Most leaves are large, approximately 28 cm.

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