74 166 KANIEVSKY, YA’AKOV YISROEL (The Steipler Gaon). Commentary to Rambam Hilchoth Geirushin, ch. 12. Includes comments pertaining to citations from the Chazon Ish and R. Chaim Brisker. Autograph Manuscript in Hebrew. Some lines crossed out and corrected. pp. 10. Modern calf. 4to. (Bnei Brak), n.d. $1000 - $1500 ❧ Although written in the hand of the Steipler, it appears that it may have been copied from the writings of his son R. Chaim, as p. 2 and p. 8 contain citations heard from “Adoni Avi Mori VeRabi Shlita.” A shortened version of certain concepts discussed in part of this manuscript was published in Kehiloth Yaakov Vol. V, Siman 27. However, the present manuscript contains much additional material on the subject. Lot 166 Lot 168 Lot 167 167 (CHRISTIANITY). Ma’aseh Yeshu - Ma’aseh Talui. Hebrew Manuscript ON VELLUM. Handsome Aschkenazic scribal hand. pp. 25. Integral vellum manuscript wrappers, soiled. 8vo. n.p, 19th-century. $1000 - $1500 The oldest Jewish anti-Christian text is the Toldoth Yeshu - a biography of Jesus which is entirely at variance with the Gospels. Suggested to date as far back as the First-century, the publication of Toldoth Yeshu was opposed by Jews and Gentiles alike due to its many passages considered to be offensive to Christian sensibilities. Nonetheless, it was widely distributed in manuscript form. See M. Carmilly-Weinberger, Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Jewish History (1977) pp. 184-6; D. Malkiel, The Jewish-Christian Debate on the Eve of Modernity: Joshua Segre of Scandiano and His Asham Talui in: REJ 164:1-2 (2005) pp. 157-86 168 (LITURGY). Yehi Ratzon [prayers offered by the synagogue Cantor]. Hebrew manuscript written in a bold calligraphic hand ON VELLUM. Title within colorful floral borders. Commissioned by Shmuel Katz for the benefit of the community of Leschnitz. ff. 8. Modern calf. 4to. Leschnitz, c. 1800. $5000 - $7000 ❧ Leschnitz (Lesnica) is a small town located in south-western Poland. Over the centuries it was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia and later Germany. Contains selected prayers recited by the Chazan including Mi-Sheberach for the sick, blessings for Haftorah, prayer for the welfare of the head of State, Rosh Chodesh, Yizkor, Megillah and meditations prior to the blowing of the Shofar.