99 145 SULZBERGER, JUDGE MAYER (1843-1923). Group of thirteen Autograph and Typed Letters Signed, written to and from Sulzberger. Texts in English, German, and Hebrew. 1890-1910. $1000 - $1500 ❧ Includes: * Two letters from financier Jacob H. Schiff, one of which recommends the philosopher Solomon Joseph Silberstein (1845-1919). Schiff writes: “few of our generation can appreciate [him], but you do and I do, and I think we are the happier for it.” * A letter from Silberstein himself, who portrays himself as a suffering, aged scholar who cannot abide his poverty anymore. He closes his dramatic plea by citing Psalms, “Cast me not off in the time of my old age…” * Three letters from Dr. Charles David Spivak (1861-1927), renowned to medical history as a key fighter of tuberculosis, but to Sulzberger, a correspondent on the topic of medicine in the Talmud. * Letters from Lucien Wolf, Asher Isaac Mayers, Lewis Dembitz and Abraham Cahan. 146 ISRAELITE, RABBI JUDAH JOSHUA FALK (1857-1938). Group of c. 80 Autograph Manuscripts and Letters Signed in Hebrew and Yiddish. Including correspondence to and between Rabbis Abraham Isaac Kook, Abraham Aaron Yudelovitch (author of Beth Av), Joshua Alter Wildman (author of Binyan Yehoshua), Tzvi Hirsch Friedling (author of Ratz Katzvi), Samuel Rabinowitz (author of Maor Agada). Chelsea, Mass., 1910-38. $1000 - $1500 ❧ Contains much material relating to the day-to-day practice of rabbinic life: Supervision of kosher establishments; divorce and Agunah matters; educational taxes; materials relating to seeking financial support for the Yeshivas in Europe headed by R. Baruch Ber Leibowitz in Kaminetz and the Chafetz Chaim in Radin. (Further details available upon request). The author, served as Rabbi of Chelsea, Massachusetts, from 1895 until shortly before his death. Author of Teudath Yisrael, Israelite was active in the affairs of the Agudath HaRabanim of America and the Va’ad HaRabanim of Massachusetts.” 147 KANTROWITZ, RABBI YA’AKOV (1873-1946). Small archive of Autograph Manuscripts, including novellae and responsa, all in Hebrew. Scholarly comments on Shev Shma’atha by R. Aryeh Leib Heller and related topics. Includes page-proofs for Tzilutha Deshma’atha and Chidushei Rabeinu Ya’akov (later published under the title Chidushei Hagri). With materials by his son, R. Naphtali Hertz Kantrowitz. Trenton, (1944-62). $600 - $900 ❧ R. Ya’akov Kantrowitz was the uncle of R. Moshe Feinstein. He studied in Volozhin under R. Raphael Shapiro and following his arrival to America in 1925, served as Rabbi in Trenton, NJ. In 1933 Kantrowitz was appointed Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaath, Brooklyn, however an automobile accident forced him to relinquish his position to R. Shlomo Heiman. R. Moshe Feinstein states in his approbation to Chidushei Hagri that his uncle knew the entire Talmud by heart: “Whoever studies his works will be successful in all endeavors.”