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Auction Description for Winner's Auctions & Exhibitions: Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes
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Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes (590 Lots)

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January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM EET

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Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: [105] leaves. 15 cm. Booklet printed by stencil by the Jewish Transportation Unit 178, published by HaChayil HaIvri. Italy, Adar 1944. Booklet with Hebrew poems prepared for print by the drivers of the Jewish Transportation Unit in the British army, when they were at the battle front. It was written to lift the spirits of the Jewish children at the end of the war. The booklet includes Hebrew folk and patriotic songs with illustrations. Divided into sections: Shabbat songs, patriotic songs for the revitalized homeland, songs of construction and labor, heroic songs and more. This is the first time that some of these songs were ever printed, and were composed by the soldiers themselves. The booklet ends with blank pages upon which the children could write new songs. One of these pages features the handwritten song "Chayalim Almonim" composed by Lechi commander, Yair Stern. "Yosef" dedicated the song to "Aryeh Grossman". Unit 178 was one of the only units that was headed by an Eretz-Yisraeli Jewish commander, Major Wellesley Aron, in the summer of 1944. Jacket with front and back illustrations. Preface addressed to the children in Hebrew and Germany. Tear on the bottom of the jacket title page, not affecting text. Stains. Fine condition.

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Meorot Eretz Yisrael - Anti-Arab Cartoons Illustrated by Nachum Gutman, Tel Aviv, 1929. The First, Rare Edition of the Booklet which was Confiscated

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Title-page cover [17] leaves.  Events in Israel, Telegrams and Information in Illustration, printing press of Eitan V'Shoshani, Tel Aviv 1929. First edition which was printed in Hebrew and English in Israel. In the book are cartoons illustrated by Nachum Gutman in a sharp and critical manner against the behavior of the British Mandate during the 1929 massacres in Israel, when they did not get involved, an act which was seen as assisting the Arab rioters, [a cartoon depicting British soldiers in an airplane flying above Israel with massacres beneath them and the writing "A wonderful sunset in the Holy Land" with an expression of studied disregard on their faces], and against the Arab rioters themselves, such as a cartoon which says "Ten cigarettes for every murdered Jew - mabruk [congratulations]", with Arab figures next to the speaker. The booklet made a great impression in Israel and was circulated in various groups until the British authorities discovered it and confiscated all of the booklets it could find. In 1930 a second edition was printed in Warsaw in three languages - Hebrew, Yiddish and English, after they had run out in Israel due to the British censor. Before us is a copy of the first, original copy of the book, from the few copies which survived the British censor. On the pre-title page is written in handwriting from the time of printing: "The book was confiscated on 23/9". Front and back binding are detached.  Fine-moderate condition.

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Estimate: $400 - $800

Description: 4 pages, 32 cm.  Issue #1 of Iton Rasmi, HaPoel HaTzair press, Tel Aviv, 14/5/1948. Printed by the provisional government. The issue features the declaration of the establishment of the State of Israel, with historical reasons justifying its establishment and the founding tenets of the State. Page 4 features a manifest issued by the Provisional State Council regarding the authority of the State and the nullification of the White Paper. Fine condition.

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Government offices and departments - official document from the temporary government of the State of Israel - December 1948

Estimate: $200 - $500

Description: 13 pages, 32 cm. Document printed on behalf of the provisional government of the State of Israel, typewritten, December 1948. The document includes a temporary list of the government offices and departments in the government office complex. The list starts with a delineation of the members of the [provisional] government [Mr. David Ben Gurion, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense; Mr. Moses Shertok, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Rabbi Yehuda Leib HaKohen Fishman, Minister of Religious Affairs and War Victims, and more]. It also features a detailed list of the names of the different governmental offices, including those active during the construction of the provisional government: Office for war victims, office of minorities, and more. Detailed list of  positions, including interesting positions such as: Mr. Datz Saprir, guardian of abandoned property; Mr. Z. Vitalis, guardian of enemy property; Dr. T. Garushka, administrator of socialized medicine and medical services for immigrants; Rabbi Yaakov Herzog, administrator of the department for Christian factions [!]; Mr. Moshe Aram, administrator of the department for improving relations between the minorities and Jews, and more. Nice cloth binding. Very fine condition.

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Keren Kayemeth L'eisrael Ltd. Official report from the JNF. Jerusalem, 1935

Estimate: $120 - $200

Description: 14 pages. 24 cm. Official income and expense report from the Keren Kayemeth L'Yisrael, for 1933-1935. English publication from the main Jerusalem bureau in 1935. The report includes a comprehensive list of income, divided according to regions in the country [Judea and Samaria, Jezreel Valley, Jordan and more], along with details of the JNF activities in various locations and more. This rare report is not in any library throughout the world and not in the National Library. Aging stains, fine condition.

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Starting bid: $80 (0 bids)

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Two Books About Jewish Soldiers who Fought in the German Armies in the First World War

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: *  Judiche Flieger in weltfrieg [The Jewish pilots in the World War], Berlin, 1924. German. A book about the Jewish pilots who fought in the German army in the First World War. Including a biography and photographs of Jewish pilots - some of them unknown, photographs of their airplanes and more. Illustrated binding. A rare book, does not appear in the National Library. 124 [4] pages. 25 cm. Fine condition. * Die judischen gefallenen des deutschen heeres der deutschen marine und der deutschen schutztruppen 1914-1918. German.  A list of Jewish soldiers who were killed in the First World War in the various German armies. Berlin, 1932. Published by REICHSBUND JUDISCHER FRONTSOLDATEN [Covenant of the Jewish Front Line Soldiers]. In the book - a long list of the names according to the German alphabet of the names of the Jewish soldiers who fought in the German front lines, their cities of origin, and their personal numbers. 422 [2] pages, 24 cm. Fine condition.

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Secure investment in Eretz Yisrael. Jerusalem, 1936

Estimate: $150 - $180

Description: [3] 31 [2] pages.  Publicity brochure published by the "Chevrat Harchavat HaYishuv B'Eretz Yisrael'. Jerusalem, 1936. Hebrew, Yiddish, English and German. The booklet includes two folded maps, one of the Kerem Yitzchak neighborhood in Jerusalem and the second of Kiryat Rambam in Haifa [width larger than length: 40x83 cm.], in addition to photos. The publisher wrote at the start: The Chevrat Harchavat HaYishuv B'Eretz Yisrael, one of the primary responsibile parties for the expansion of Jerusalem, has designated a goal of purchasing land near constructed neighborhoods in order to connect the solitary points into one [populated] center..." Neighborhoods, such as Kerem Yitzchak, Givat Rothschild, Hadar Yerushalayim, Shechunat HaShachar, Rechavia, the continuation of Bayit Vegan, are only a few of the neighborhoods that were improved under the society's initiative. Here is an important document that reveals the scope of the activities of the Chevra L'Harchavat HaYishuv, in its first stages. Jacket title page, stains. Fine condition.

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A Selection of the Poems of Chaim Nachman Bialik, Alexandria 1944

Estimate: $150 - $200

Description: 36 pages. 21 cm. Chaim Nachman Bialik's poems translated into French published by the HaChalutz HaTzair Federation, Alexandria. June 1944. A booklet which was published in Egypt to mark 10 years since Bialik's death, as part of the attempt to spread the Zionist culture in the oriental countries and to make the Egyptian Jews aware that Bialik was the "National Poet". As the publisher writes in the foreword: "Bialik is not well-known among Egyptian Jews, either due to lack of knowledge of the language of his poems or for other reasons, despite his being accepted today as the national poet. If this modest booklet should help bring Bialik to the public - this alone will be our reward".  At the beginning of the booklet is a picture of Bialik and it contains a selection of his well-known poems such as: El HaTzippor, B'Shel HaTapuach, Hachniseini Tachat Knafecha and others. Foreword in Hebrew and French about Bialik and his poems. Poems in French with titles in Hebrew and French.  A rare booklet which is not found in the National Library.  Title-page cover with tears in the margins of the front and back covers, paper pasted instead of the spine.  Fine-moderate condition.

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Encyclopedie Populaire Juive. Egypt, 1946

Estimate: $80 - $120

Description: Jewish Encyclopedia published by Societe des Editions Historiques juives d'egypte. Egypt, 1946. French. Only edition.  Popular encyclopedia in one volume published in Egypt after the Holocaust. It refers to important events preceding its publication, such as Hitler's death machine. Includes entries regarding the differences in customs and dress between the Sephardim and Ashkenazim along with biographies regarding various personalities, including Herzl and twenty additional Zionist leaders. In general, there were no known Jewish encyclopedias published in Egypt. 97 pages, 20 cm. Not listed bibliographically. Fine condition.

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Collection of rare booklets and publications of the El Al airline. 1960s-70s

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: This lot features 8 important, unknown publications of the El Al company: * Leket Yediot L'Oved. Published by the Ministry of Transportation, Airport Authority, along with the public relation department of El Al, 1973. Illustrated, typewritten booklet. The booklet is an internal journal [#5] published by the El Al airline, reviewing various activities within the airport, such as social activities, sport competitions between the employees, the inaguration of the El Al synagogue, tours and more. * HaMachlaka L'Yachasei Tzibur Namal Teufa Ben Gurion, review of the Ben Gurion airport building, without year of print. Typewritten. The booklet includes a detailed description of the services within the airport; airplane servicing, airport building, firefighting capabilities, clinic, budget distribution and more. * El Al B'Idan Matosei Ha'anak. July, 1972. Booklet with a historic review of the airplanes used by the airline, through 1972. * El Al Nitivei Avir L'Yisrael - Story of El Al. Published by the public relations department of the Lod airport, 1969. Includes a detailed plan for future aircraft purchases. * Sipura shel El Al. Kislev, 1975. Published by the El Al public relations department. Detailed, historic review of the establishment of the airport, various aircrafts that were purchased over the years, internal administration of the airport, income and more. * Tisato Ha'rishon shel Uzi [Uzi's first flight], by M. Avishag. Published by the "HaMeofef HaTzair" library, 1967. * Dan's First Flight, 1967, by M. Avishag. The English version of Tisato HaRishon shel Uzi.  * Namal HaTeufa Ben Gurion published by the Israel Airport Authority. Early instruction booklet for passengars. Limited number of copies were printed of all the booklets in this collection. Most were designated for internal use by airline employees in various years, and are not in the National Library. Varying sizes and condition.

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Estimate: $350 - $500

Description: 61 pages. 14x20 cm. The Story of Zionist Espionage in Egypt. Without name of printer or location of print. A different copy of this booklet bears a sticker with the text: Distributed by the National Renaissance Party. New York, NY. This publication was published anonymously on behalf of a pro-Egyptian organization that called itself the "National Renaissance Party" to disclose the Zionist spying episode, the Lavon Affair, in Egypt in the 1950s. At the start of the 50s, the Israel intelligence activated an Israeli spying ring in Egypt that worked together with the local Jews. The project was undertaken by Unit 131, whose mission was to spy in Arabic countries. This cell was supposed to cause the fall of Farouk's government, which was an enemy of Israel, and to destroy relations between Egypt and Britain by carrying out terror attacks on English stations in Egypt. These terror attacks were to be attributed to Egyptian factions. During this operation, a number of terror attacks were carried out by the cell in Egypt, but a few members of the cell were arrested and tried for their actions. The episode earned the title "Esek HaBish" (Bad business), and for years attempts were made to conceal its details from the public.  This booklet, which was apparently printed in New York by a pro-Egyptian organization, reveals many unknown details regarding the affair. It includes the names of "Zionist" spies who operated in Egypt, photos of various British stations where attempts were made at terror attacks, including an historic description of the Zionist misdeeds, photos of Egyptian wounded with the caption "A victim of Zionist terrorism" and pictures of various places where bombs were neuteralized before they exploded. Very rare publication that sheds light on an obscure affair in the history of the State of Israel.  Fine condition.

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Estimate: $80 - $120

Description: 278, LIII pages. 24 cm. Commemoration album of the first years of Zionism, through 1931 [the year the album was published] with a foucs on the riots in Palestine at the end of the 1920s. Collection of pictures and elucidations by Y. Triwaks, published by the Beit Hotza'at Sefarim Tel Aviv. Includes tens of pictures of the leaders of Zionism, the Jewish Legion, chalutzim, settlements, photos of victims injured in the pogroms of 1920, martyred of Safed, martyred of Tel Aviv, martyred of Haifa and more. Includes a chapter about the comittees investigating these events at the start of the 20th century. Faded cloth binding. Fine condition.

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Large collection of [39] rare Israeli song books. Second half of the 20th century

Estimate: $400 - $800

Description: Monumental collection of Israeli song books from various years. Most of the song books in this collection were printed with few copies, at local presses and by stencil for one-time events. Some are even titled: "Internal - not for distribution". Most are very rare and are not in libraries in Israel or throughout the world. Song books of note: * Shnei Shrionei Kol B'Rama - songs reflecting the emotions of the  nation during the years of "tekuma" - [revitalization] [according to songs sung in the Ramah camps], without year of print. Edited by Leah Abrams, Rochel Arzt and Penina Rimpel - printed by stencil on colored paper. 182 and 98 pages. Not in the National Library. * Three booklets of the Yavneh song books [1966-68], with an edition that integrates the Israeli flag and Zionist motifs with traditional texts from the prayer book and Shabbat hymns. These three booklets are not in the National Library. * Eleven song booklets from the 60s from the Moadon HaZemer B'Tzefat [Safed music club]. Illustrated booklets on behalf of the Society for Community Centers in Safed, edited by Barry Shleznger, Moti Barzilai and Shlomo Dovrat. Not in the National Library. * Reshimat Rikudei Am Klalit- three booklets printed by stencil, issued by the Histadrut HaKlalit shel Ha'Ovdim B'Eretz Yisrael, department for folk dancing, 1976-1977. The booklets feature expansive details regarding Israeli folk dances. The three booklets are not in the National Library. Additonally includes song books published for special occasions. See Hebrew text for descriptions of these occasions. Varying sizes and conditions. Overall very fine condition. 

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بدوي القانون 1933, monumental work regarding the Bedouin community in Palestine, from the library of Dr. Shlomo ben Elkana

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: A Law Bedouin. Book printed on quality paper. All the pages in the book have nice borders and are replete with photos of the Bedouin community in Palestine. The title page bears an owner notation: "From the library of Dr. Shlomo ben Elkana." Shlomo Aryeh Ben Elkana [1921-1993] was a researcher of historic mysteries from the era of the yishuv. He was an expert at locating missing persons, and the founder of Agudat Eita"n. Some of his most prominent successes iwas finding the burial site of Moshe Lazarowitz, finding the body of Chaim Yaari, and disclosing the burial sites of the 13 soldiers killed in the battle for the Achziv Bridge. His crowning success was the discovery of the body of Avshalom Feinberg, the Nili member who had been buried for fifty years in the sand dunes of Rafiach. Feinberg disappeared in 1917, as he fled the Turks in the sand dunes of the Sinai desert near Rafiach. Many attempts were made to find his body, primarly in the period soon after his death, by other Nili members and the British. In the beginning of the 1930s, engineer Binyamin Ran found his grave, but it was never definitively identified. After the Six Day War, when the IDf captured the area where Feinberg was killed, the mystery was solved by Shlomo Ben Elkana. He found a skeleton at the end of 1967, which was identified as the remains of Avshalom Feinberg. Feinberg was transferred to Mt. Herzl in a military ceremony. [Supposedly Feinberg died with a date in his pocket. After his death, a date tree grew over his body. This tree drew Ben Elkana  to Feinberg's body. That place is still called "Dekel Avshalom" - Avshalom's Date Tree.] The discovery of the skeleton and its transfer cleansed the reputation of Yosef Lishinsky from the claims that he had murdered Avshalom. As part of its investigations regardless of Elkana contact with the Bedouin community in Israel, and some discoveries were made following the ties with this community. Cardboard and cloth binding. 25 cm. Fine condition.

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Flora Palaestina. Jerusalem 1966-1986. Complete set.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Monumental work by Michael Zohary, published by the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Four sections in eight volumes of a comprehensive study of the vegetation of Palestine. The first volumes of this grandiose project regarding the flora of Palestine was published in 1966, and publishing continued for about twenty years. Every few years additional volumes were printed. Here is the complete set [Volume One-Volume four: 1966, 1972, 1978, 1986]. Two volumes for each section. One volume features the text and scientific study and the second volume features the plates - hundreds of illustrations of the described flora [Hebrew and English]. Magnificent cloth bindings.  Very fine condition.

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Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: [583] pages. 20 cm. The Vanished World published by the Forward Association, New York, 1947. English and Yiddish. Monumental work edited by Rafael Abramovitch, with 530 photos [large, across the entire page] from cities and Jewish villages in Eastern Europe, reflecting the vibrant Jewish communal life in Eastern Europe before the Holocaust: Jewish characters, synagogues, streets, businesses and daily life. The book is divided into two sections - photos of the streets and buildings of Jewish cities and photos of Jewish characters. It also includes photos of prominent Admors [Admor of Spinka] and noted rabbis [Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman, Rabbi Aharon Kotler], photos of prominent funerals, yeshivot, agricultural pioneers and more. Each photo has a Yiddish and English caption. The large majority of the pictures were taken by Roman Vishniac, M. Kipnis and Alter Kacyzna.  Original cloth binding [with picture - a woodcut by Solmon Yudovin], slightly worn. Water stains and light tears on some of the leaves. Fine-moderate condition.

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Diary of Anne Frank. Two first editions. English and Yiddish

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: * Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Published by Doubleday, New York, 1952. Early print of the first English edition of Anne Frank's diary, published in the United States [about three years after the first Dutch edition was printed in Amsterdam]. Preface by the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelet, pictures on the endpaper. 285 pages, 19 cm., without a jacket. Very fine condition. * Tugbuch Fun a Maidel, Anne Frank. First Yiddish edition, translated by Yehoshua Shiloni, published by Menorah Tel Aviv, 1958. 322 [1] pages. Tears and creases in the margins of the binding, stains. Fine condition.

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A Collection [6] of Books - She'erit HaPeleta

Estimate: $250 - $300

Description: * Selichot. Yaffe printing press, Fernwald. At the beginning of the Selichot is a letter to "Our dear brothers!" in the name of the Joint Distribution Committee: "You saw the great hardships which you suffered..." * Siddur She'erit HaPeleta, Sephard liturgy, printed by the efforts of Rabbi Avraham David Horowitz Rabbi of Augsburg-Landsberg, Augsburg. 1946. At the beginning of the siddur is a special letter from Rabbi Horowitz [on this day G-d Almighty showed his great kindness with me to leave me alive from the great chaos which took place in these countries in the years 1940-1945...] * Siddur HaShalem, Fernwald, Yaffe. Published by Chorev, 1947.  * A Siddur, a gift from the Va'ad HaHatzala for the She'erit HaPeleta edited by Rabbi Naftali Baruch and Rabbi Aviezer Burnstein, Munich, 1946. Pocket edition which was printed in 10,000 copies. 13 cm. * Mesilat Yesharim, a gift from the Va'ad HaHatzalah for Sh'erit HaPeleta, printed by the committee for publishing books of the Va'ad HaHatzalah, Munich 1947. 15 cm. * Pesach Hagagdah, published by Yaffe, Fernwald. Illustrated title-page cover. Varying sizes and conditions, overall fine condition.

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Description: [2] 54 [2] pages. 20 cm. "Holy letters from our holy rabbis...of Slonim." The book was first printed in 1945. This is the second edition that was printed in 1948. During this printing, the chassidim found out that the Admor of Slonim had died in sanctification of G-d's name during the Holocaust. In the first printed leaves, the Admor is referred to as "shlit"a", but at the end, his name is follwed by "hy"d" [may G-d avenge his blood]. In addition, there is a third section in middle of the book which is titled: Letters from our Rebbe, the crown of our heads, ...shlit"a. This title is followed by parantheses added after the chassidim had received the bad news, "ztzk"l hy"d" . At the end of the work, the printers added a "michtav chozer" from the committee of Slonimer chassidim in Eretz Yisrael, full of pain and bitterness upon the murder of their Admor. The Admor was killed on the 6th of Cheshvan, 1944, but his chassidim were unaware of his death until the middle of 1948, as expressed in this kuntress. Very fine condition.

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Description: [12] pages. Bando Generale [general notice]. Anti-Semitic publication from the Roman church, forbidding Christians from selling medicine or healing Jews, and forbidding Jews from employing a Christian doctor. Rome, 1812.  The bylaws, published by the church, include a sharp ban on Christian merchants from selling any type of medicine to the Jews. A merchant who does sell to Jews will be fined 25 gold coins, and a Jew who purchased medicine or was healed by a Christian would be banished from the country. The document includes "economic" excuses regarding the "sins" of the Jews that justify these new bylaws. Very fine condition.

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Le Juif-Errant, The Wandering Jew. An Antisemitic Plate, France, 19th Century

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Dimensions: 40x27 cm. An antisemitic plate in lithographic printing painted by hand from the time of printing published by Epinal. The lithograph was done by Oliver O. Pinot. The lithograph is accompanied by verses of an antisemitic poem in rhyme, in French, about the legend of the wandering Jew. In the illustration is a Jew with a long curled beard, and a long nose, holding a walking stick in his hand. The people around him who depict the natives of the place seem much cleaner and tidier than him, and they are all looking at him suspiciously.  Similar lithographs were published in 19th century France bearing the title La Juif Errant in which the poem before us appears with the illustrations of the artist Francois Georgin.  Pasted onto a cardboard back for protection, a restored tear at the bottom of the paper.  Fine condition.

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A Collection [5] of Antisemitic Books. Germany and France. And of the 19th and Beginning of the 20th Centuries

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: * L'Esprit Juif by Gore O' Thouma, Tulle [France], 1888. An antisemitic work in French, which argues that the Jews are racially weak according to their own view of themselves. * Zur rassen und ostjudenfrag by Dr. e.zivier. Poznan [Germany] 1916, German. An antisemitic work which discusses "The racial problem of the Eastern Jews", with many claims of racially inferiority of Eastern European Jews. * La conscienee chretienne et l' affaire dreyfos [The Christian Conscience and the Dreyfus Affair], by Labbe Pichot, Paris 1899, published by societe d'editions litteraires.  * Die Juden in Deutschland, published by Franz Eher Nachf. Munich, 1936, German. A book published through the initiative of "The Institute for Research of the Jewish Question in Germany", and which had a great influence on increasing antisemitism within the highly educated sector of the German population in the 1930's. The book is full of antisemitic claims about the Jews who are presented as the main cause for all of Germany's troubles. At the beginning of the book is a quote from the Minister of Propaganda Jospeh Goebbels from a speech which he delivered in 1933 in Nuremberg - where he expresses the famous claim that "The Jews are to be blamed for everything"  saying: "It is under no circumstances an injustice, that we have found the Jews to be the ones mainly guilty for the general tragedy around us. We are aware of all of the other causes, the aspects which led to the dimming of our nation. But we also have to be brave and call the child by its name..." [the source is in German]. On the book's title page is the official stamp of the German Reich. OCLC lists only five copies of this book throughout the world. * Blutbeschuldigung der Juden [The Blood Guilt of the Jews], published by Walther & Apolant, Berlin, 1882. In the book the author reveals various official documents [most of them from the same year - 1882] which were published in various legal opportunities in Germany, in which the blood libel of Christian blood from the Middle Ages, regarding use of Christian blood to bake matzot on Pesach still appears, and not, as there were those who thought, that this was a libel which disappeared from the world. Varying sizes and conditions. Overall fine condition.

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Collection of [21] Jewish calendars. 19th-first half of the 20th century

Estimate: $250 - $300

Description: * Lunario Ebraico per L'anno by Giuseppe Franco. Venice, 1869. Pocket-sized calendar for 1869. Venice, Italy. Calendar in Italian. * Lunario Israelitico. Pocket-sized calendar for 1889 by Rab. Mag. Cav. F. Servi. Italian and Hebrew. Includes additional advertisements [Jewish stores selling kosher meat etc.] * Lunario Israelitico. Pocket-sized calendar for 1897 by Rab. Mag. Cav. F. Servi. Italian and Hebrew. Ends with advertisements [Jewish stores etc.]. * Two pocket-sized calendars published in Kovno during the Nazi reign; calendar for 1935 published by Beit Mischar Sefarm G. Gutman, Kovno. Includes advertisements. Calendar for 1938 published by Beit Mischar Sefarim G. Gutman, Kovno. * Calendar for 1933, Frankfurt A.M. Published under Nazi rule. Includes the prayer times in the Frankfurt A.M. synagogue, seder sefirat ha'omer and advertisements. * Izraelita Zsebnaptar. Pocket-sized calendar for 1947-8, includes the sha'ar hatzlacha, mechiyat Amalek and the rebuilding of Jerusalem. Budapest [Hungary]. Includes prayers and advertisements. Hungarian and Hebrew. * Calendar for [1924] by D. Rosenberg, Berlin. Includes prayer times, advertisements [Rosenberg book merchants, Berlin], and more. * Calendar for 1940 from the Torah V'Yirah Yeshiva, Jerusalem 1940. Printed at the Diskin Orphanage Press. Yiddish and Hebrew. * [12] calendars, [10] of which are pocket-sized. Including: two calendars in Yiddish with the customs of the Vilna synagogue [1916], Vilna [1918], including advertisements; Calendar for 1920, Leipzig, including illustrated advertisements; Calendar for [1929], Frankfurt A.M., includes prayer times in the Central Frankfurt Synagogue in 1929. The pocket-sized calendars are about 10 cm., other than 2 which are 20 cm. Aging stains. Generally fine condition.

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Two early rare calendars. Autographed by the author

Estimate: $200 - $250

Description: * Calendar through 1959, including moldot and tekufot. With all the holidays and fasts and predictions regarding the weather, price of living, medicine and more. Warsaw, [1845]. The colophon at the end of the calender features the printer's name:...Avraham Mordechai b. Isser Rappaport. The calendar opens with the year 1846, including various charts, a large illustration of a palm with signs for designating the tekufot hashana and a lenghty explanation for understanding the hints. The last pages features hints for predicting the future - rainy or arid years, years of bounty or scarcity, and times auspicious for cures. [12] leaves. 16x20 cm. Mispaginated. The width of the leaves are not uniform. Jacket title page, not bound. Aging stains. Fine-moderate condition. * Nieto's Jewish Almanac for One Hundred Years. New York, 1902. Published by Burr Printing House. The endpaper bears an inscription from the author to the mayor of London. The second page features a picture of the author with protective tissue paper. The calendar includes Jewish dates from 1902-2002. 14x23 cm. Worn hard cover. Fine condition.

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Description: 128 pages. 22 cm. Luach HaKollel: From 1827 through the end of the sixth millenium...all the details and rules for designating the years...for knowing the times......and secular calendar... Compiled and published by Zimel Avraham B'r Zvi Schatz, the author's name appears in Russia in the title page margins. Old cardboard binding, fine condition.

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Collection of [5] pocket-sized calendars. Rare. 1940s

Estimate: $200 - $250

Description: * Yoman Luach Kis for 1940-41, marking the 20th year of Keren HaYesod, published by the Va'ad Ha'artzi L'Keren HaYesod B'Eretz Yisrael at the press of HaPoel HaTzair. The calendar was gifted to Keren HaYesod donors, and its first leaves bear an expansive review of the activities of Keren HaYesod since its establishments, including a list of its income. Missing the first leaf, apparently advertisements. Size: 7x11 cm. * Luach Kis Yerushalami for 1941, published by the Va'ad HaKlali Knesset Yisrael L'Tzidkat Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess. Solomon press. Includes statutes in Yiddish regarding the tomb of Rabbi Meir Ba'al HaNess. Size: 8x6 cm. * Silberstein's Diary for 1941.Published by Messrs. R. & W. Silberstein Bros. Jerusalem-Tel Aviv - Haifa. The Silberstein family manufactured typewriters in Palestine in the 1940s. The diary includes advertisements for various typewriters manufactured by the company. Size: 5x9 cm. * Diary for 1949, published by the Keren Kayemeth L'Yisrael. Includes colored maps of Eretz Yisrael, historic information regarding the country and more. Size: 7x11 cm. * Diary calendar for 1950-51, published by the Keren Kayemeth L'Yisrael,  Monsohn press. Includes colored maps of Eretz Yisrael, pictures of prominent personalities who headed the JNF, an expansive historic review of the JNF, and reproductions of the JNF"s "Sefer HaZah"v", KK"l charity boxes and more. Size: 11x7 cm.  All of these calendars are rare and not in the National Library. All five are in fine condition.

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Collection of [75] tickets to performances and Theatres. Israel- the 70-90 years

Estimate: $150 - $250

Description: Varied collection of entrance tickets to special events. The collection includes entrance tickets to plays and performances throughout the country, including: Beit Ha'am theater in Kefar Blum; the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra; "Peer" theater in Haifa; evening with Naomi Shemer; performance by the Givatron; Beit HaTefutzot; Cameri days of music on behalf of the cultural department of the broadcasting authority; Haifa Municipal Theater; entrance ticket to a screening of Amadeus in the "Lev" theater; acting and dancing performance arranged by Deborah Bertonoff; entrance ticket to the "Shtikah Shaveh Zahav" movie at the Bat Yam movie theater; entrance ticket to the Matti Caspi film "Echad l"Echad" in the Accord theater; graduation performances; official entrance ticket on behalf of the Upper Galilee Regional Council to the Yom Ha'atzmaut music festival of 1981; evening with Dan Almagor and Arik Lavie in Kibbutz Shamir, and more.  Most of the tickets were used. Some of the tickets are doubles.

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Hundreds of documents from a Jewish doctor at the time of the Second World War. Hungary

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: Collection of hundreds of letters, most handwritten, a minority typed, from a Jewish - Hungarian doctor named Peli, during the Second World War. Most of these documents are dated [in the letters] between 1943-5. Most are written in German, with a few in Hebrew  [primarily the family letters]. Peli's wife lived in Palestine during those years, and this collection includes letters that he received from Palestine written in Hebrew [primarily relating to her loneliness and the hardships of living in an unfamiliar country]. The collection also includes letters on other subjects; some personal, which reflect the hardships he underwent, and some professional, regarding medicine. The archive has not been thoroughly inspected. Hundreds of documents, fine condition.

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Eulogy by Rabbi Chaim Broyde for Dr. Nathan Ehrenfeld. Prague, 1912. Rare

Estimate: $150 - $200

Description: Booklet with a printed eulogy: Trauerrede in der klau synagoge zu prag am 2 adar 5672 an der bahre des herrn oberrabbiner Dr. Nathan Ehrenfeld זצ"ל. The eulogy was delivered by Dr. Chaim Broyde in the Prague kloiz, in memory of Dr. Ehrenfeld, in 1912. 16 pages with German text and Hebrew quotes from Chazal and verses. The eulogy was printed in a limited edition for acquaintances and family members. Rare, not in the National Library. Rabbi Chaim Broyde [1868-1942] was  Hungarian born, the grandson of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, and a leading bibliographer and scholar with expertise in the poems of the Middle Ages. We've included information regarding this personality. Fine condition.

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Donation certificate to the Tongeleth Society, Amsterdam 1823

Estimate: $200 - $250

Description: [1] leaf of quality paper, 20x31 cm. "Certificate for a monetary donation given generously and with goodwill....for ten zehuvim, for the Tongeleth Society in Amsterdam." Certificate #10, signed by the Tongeleth society [community benefit] in Amsterdam, confirming that the donation was a loan given without interest.  The society aimed to raise 400 gold coins from forty different lenders. Includes details regarding returning the loan. The certificate is in print, but its number [10] is written by hand, and it bears the original signatures of Yisrael Kester, Shmuel Mulder and Yaakov Hartana [with a lengthy, handwritten supplement regarding this loan], in addition to the society's stamp. The Tongeleth movement was a literary society established in Amsterdam in 1815 by author and translator, Shmuel Yisrael Mulder [who signed this certiifcate] and Moshe Lehmans. Nice print on quality paper. Very fine condition.

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Member certificate - Chevra Kadisha of Pressburg. 1932

Estimate: $100 - $150

Description: [1] leaf. 29x19 cm. Official certificate, "Acheinu Ata." Sivan, 1932. Decorated certificate issued by the Chevra Kadisha D'Gemillut Chassadim of Pressburg [Bratislavia-Slovakia]. The certificate is printed in Yiddish, with the name filled in by hand and the original signatures of the chevra kadisha trustees and the official stamp of the Chevra Kadisha. Fine condition.

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Description: [60] pages. 24 cm. Early, monumental community book, in an album edition, published by Massels the Printers. Manchester, 1923. The book was published to mark the fiftieth year of the "Sha'arei Tefila" Jewish Spanish-Portuguese congregation in Great Britian from 1873-1923. A limited number of copies of the book were printed for distribution amongst the community members. The book features pictures of noted members of the community, including famed philanthropist Moses Montefiore, Rabbi Binyamon Artom, the main synagogue, and letters from noted personalities written to the community on various occasions. Rare publication that is not in the National Library. Tear in the side of the binding and on the first twenty leaves, not affecting text; additional tear in the upper section of the first nine pages, not affecting text. Jacket title page, aging stains.  Moderate-fine condition.

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Notes for chassidic songs. Two unknown booklets. 1940s and 1960s

Estimate: $120 - $180

Description: * Chassidic melodies for Passover [5], collected and arranged by Y. Stutschewsky, Tel Aviv, 1945. Music notes for chassidic songs. This booklet features music notes for the melodies of Karlin, Stolin and more. This rare booklet is not in the National Library. Aging stains, fine condition. *Shirim Chassidim L'Akodion, adapted by H. Kirsh, Nagan publishing, Tel Aviv 1963. Music notes. Includes notes for the "Nigun HaBesh"t, chassidic dance, Modzitz niggun and more. Very fine condition.

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Collection of paper items from the Agudat Chareidei Polania B'Eretz israel. Palestine, 1930s.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Description: Collection of documents from the "Agudat Chareidei Polania B'Eretz israel", 1930s. Checkbook, receipts, dividend coupons, bond certificates, documents from the credit fund, members debt notes, acceptance requets, member bank ledger to the Palestine Kupat-am Bank ltd, fund stamp, booklet of bylaws for the credit fund  including the union's authority, rules for member acceptance, members' share in assets and much more. The Agudat Chareidei Polania was established in Eretz israel in the 1930s for Polish immigrants, in order to improve their financial conditions and to create a strong, united unit. Here are original documents that reflect the organization's philosophies from the time it was started. Rare. Varying sizes and conditions.  Overall very fine condition.

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Seven issues of the

Estimate: $120 - $220

Description: Palestina revista ilustrada para la America Latina [Palestine pictures for Latin America]. Newspaper published in Argentina between 1943 and 1972, regarding Jewish life in Eretz Israel. Here are seven [non-consecutive] issues from 1948-51 [issues 78,77,72,60,91,90,85]. The newspaper is replete with photos from Eretz Israel, including new immigrants, Jewish guards during the Mandate, and many photos reflecting the first years of the State of Israel. Leaves are detached from a number of issues. Overall very fine condition.

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Description: Booklets 1,4,5 of the Milgroim [pomegranate] journal for art and literature edited by Mark Wischnitzer. Yiddish. This journal was published parallel to the Hebrew Rimon journal. "Pinted on select paper and wrapped in a colorful, illustrated jacket, dedicated to art, music and theater, with emphasis on Jewish art, past and present." Many black and white pictures. 24x31 cm. Fine condition.

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Collection of [8] newspapers from the Six Day War. 1967

Estimate: $100 - $150

Description: * [5] issues of the Ba'Machane newspapers in May-June 1967. Replete with pictures from the battlefield. * [3] issues of the TIME magazine, June 1967. The issues include reports from the battlefield, photos of soldiers of different ranks, political review and more. Fine condition.

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Issues of the journals of the air force in battle. Six Day War. May-June 1967.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Description: Volume containing 1-8 preparatory issues from the 20th through 31st of May, 1967 [the week and a half of preparation for war], and battle issues 1-3, from the 6th through the 9th of June, 1967 [the first three days after the outbreak of war]. Published by the air force command. The issues offer a detailed review of the preparation for war,  army preparations, strategies, ammunition and a description of various stages of war. Includes tens of photos from the war, some on entire pages; of soldiers, training, aerial photos of IDF bombardments, air force planes over Cairo, the Western Wall and more. Altogether 11 issues. 38 cm. Fine condition.

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Collection of [7] pocket editions published by the IDF cultural services. Israel, 1949

Estimate: $100 - $150

Description: 11 cm. In 1949, the cultural services of the IDF published occasional pocket-sized booklets [illustrated or reproduced] to encourage the soldiers, give them information about their country, and tell them about the future of the soldiers as citizens in the new State of Israel. The booklets were pocket-sized, 11 cm., and were thin and light and easy to carry. They were titled according to their subject: fear in battle; speed [psychological lecture for the analytical driver]; exodus from Europe, ingathering of the exiles, and more. This is an interesting, rare collection of seven of these pocket-sized booklets. Varying conditions. Overall fine condition.

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Collection of [8] original scripts and brochures of theater plays. Israel, 1940s

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: This lot includes full scripts of various plays performed in Palestine in the 1940s. Typewritten scripts and solitary stencil prints, including: Chatulim B'Sak, by Moti Averbuch ,Yoni V'HaTavas [Juno and the Paycock] by S. O'Casey , Achi Giborei HaTehila, Hamlet, Shlomo Hamelech V'Shlomi HaSandlar. Additionally includes brochures from various theaters, including: Theater for humor and satire from Poland "Vagabond", brochure published for the Orchim Mi'Brit HaMoetzet [guests from the Soviet Union] play [published by Graphit Amnon]; "Teatron Li Lah Lo" in Tel Aviv, presents Offenbach in Tel Aviv, by B. Davidov and S. Fisher.  Most of these publications are not in the ephemra collection of the National Library. Varying sizes and conditions, overall fine condition.

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Collection of items from Etzel activist, Meir Cohen, from the Palestine era

Estimate: $120 - $180

Description: Personal documents of Etzel activist, Meir Cohen. * Print on cloth of the Beitar emblem. * Official certificate of service in the Etzel, used as a guide with two passport pictures. Text on the certificate title page: The bearer of this certificate fought during the years of rebellion for the freedom of the nation and homeland in the service of the Etzel and is permitted to carry the emblem of the War of Independence. * Temporary authorization on the occasion of his entrance into the Civil Defense. * Identity Card from the Government of Palestine, 1947, with passport photo. * Defence Regulations, official document from 1938, including picture [issued under authority of the general officer commanding the forces in Palestine.] * Two French passports - one from 1912 and more. Various sizes and conditions, overall fine condition.

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Important document from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regarding Jewish rights to the Western Wall. Jerusalem, 1959

Estimate: $120 - $150

Description: [2] official leaves from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, typewritten, 28x22 cm. Interesting document written during the period that the Western Wall was in Jordanian hands. The document is typewritten on the letterhead of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, under the title "HaKotel HaMa'aravi". Signed by P. Eliav. The document lists various historical and political reasons why the Jews have the right to free access to the Western Wall. "Since the destruction of the Holy Temple, the Jews have customarily gathered in the shadow of the wall to pray...the sanctity of the Western Wall in the Jewish religion has been recognized by the various governments who ruled Palestine since the destruction of the Holy Temple...the negation of the rights of Jews to access the Western Wall can be compared to the renunciation of Christian access to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or Moslem access to the Kaaba." The document is dated the 19th of Av, 1959. The document was apparently written to be sent to Jordan on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or at least, served as a draft for a document with similar content that was transferred to the Jordanian government. Not in the National Library. Very fine condition. 

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Dovid Wolfson and the Schatz Family - collection

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: * Original photo of the president of the World Zionist Organization, Dovid Wolfson [1855-1914], in his youth. Dated on the back [1893] and captioned [possibly by hand]. 7x10 cm. * Collection of [35] documents and postcards that were sent amongst the family members of Boris Schatz [founder of the Bezalel School of Art] and Dovid Wolfson in the 1920s. Includes a number of postcards that were sent by mail, in the hand of Kurz Schatz his relative [1929], Fanny Wolfson, Max Schatz and others. It is possible that some of the postcards were written by Boris Schatz himself. [The postcard texts are written in Yiddish and German.] Fine condition.

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Religious scroll about early Russian print. Archeology Institute of Moscow, 1908.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: Rolled scroll with the Russian alphabet throughout the generation. Each segment begins with one letter of the Russian alphabet as it is written today, flanked by its historic variations, and the ancient form of the letter. Various religious sentences appear between each letter in ancient Russian script. The scroll was published under the initiative of Alexander Ouspensky, head of the Archeology Institute in Moscow in 1908. We have not been able to locate copies of this item in any library worldwide. The scroll is in a matching case. Very fine condition.

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Sharp letter from a member of the first Knesset, Shlomo Beck, to the head supervisor on behalf of Agudat Yisrael, Dr. Avraham Deutsch

Estimate: $250 - $300

Description: [2] typewritten leaves, signed by Knesset Member Shlomo Beck. 21x 34 cm. The letter was sent on 25/3/1951 to Dr. Avraham Deutsch who, at the time, was the chief supervisor of the Agudat Yisrael. In the letter, the Knesset Member begs him to leave his public position. He claims, that Rabbi Deusch isn't worthy of holding the position since he betrayed the Jewish settlement by fleeing to Hungary in 1946, though he had been in the country since 1944. The letter is full of sharp, harsh expressions.  Rabbi Avraham Deutsch, the letter's addressee, served as principal of the elementary school in Budapest. In 1944, he immigrated to Eretz Yisrael and served as a member of the first Knesset. He passed away in 1953.  This is a stencil copy of the letter that bears the signature of Shlomo Beck in its margins. In addition, this lot includes the original envelope in which the letter was sent to Mr. Avraham Deutsch.  Fine condition.

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An Enormous Collection of Hundreds of Documents - the Zionist Movement. Israel, 1930's-40's

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Before us is an enormous collection of printed leaves, handwritten letters and many stencil printed documents [some of them official] from the activists of the various national revival movements in the years prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, and from 1948. Among the documents before us we will mention: handwritten letters from activists from the "Tarbut" federation from the 1930's, financial receipts from various Zionist organizations, typewritten lectures from various activists, explanatory leaves from the cultural services of the IDF from 1948 in stencil printing [the military man, the future settler, absorption and development opportunities in the State of Israel and more], protocols of meetings of popular movements, publications from the Fighting Economy organization, the Hebrew Scouts Federation in Israel, and the General Zionist Federation. In addition: handwritten lists of accounts of income and expenses of Zionist organizations in Europe [1936], handwritten protocols of various meetings of national leadership [Gymnasiya Shalva, June 1947 and more], Zionist documents written in German [typewritten and handwritten - 1930's], receipts for donation of equipment [the Israeli Scouts], the Hebrew economic struggle - letters from various activists, protocols of Shevet HaBonim B'Eretz Yisrael ["Internal and most confidential"] and more. There is also a collection of uncommon booklets [issues of HaChevel HaYami L'Yisrael May 1948 and more], some of which were published once and categorized under the title "Internal, members only", leaves "For the Guide" from various youth groups, typewritten and more. Most of the documents and the historical printed items before us are rare and do not appear in the National Library. The collection has not been thoroughly checked. Some of the documents have aging stains. Overall moderate-fine condition.

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Bylaws of the Mondovi community, Regolamento. Italy, 1866

Estimate: $150 - $200

Description: [1], 20, [2] pages. 23 cm. Regolamento organico e disciplinare del pio istituto israelitico di beneficenza in mondovi gia detto compagnia della misericordia. Bylaws of the Jewish charity fund in Mondovi [small Jewish community in 19th century, Italy]. Concludes with two handwritten leaves from the era, with various prayers and kabalistic letters and illustrations. Jacket title page. The booklet is not in the National Library. Very fine condition.

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Important historic document regarding British intervention in the Yom Kippur prayers at the Western Wall and arrangements at the Kotel. Tishrei, 1928. Rare

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Letter of request presented by the Zionist Organization, as the Jewish Agency in Palestine, to the general secretary of the League of Nations for perusual by the Permanent Mandates Commission, October 1928. [4] pages. 22x31 cm. Two title pages. Hebrew and English. At the height of Yom Kippur 1929, British officers interrupted the prayers at the Western Wall, started beating worshippers and removed the mechitza separating the men and women's gallery. In the wake of this episode, the leaders of the Zionist Organization turned to the Permanent Mandates Commission of the League of Nations, asking for their involvement in events at the Western Wall. The Zionist Organization used interesting terminology when explaining the significance of the Western Wall and the sacred day, "It is necessary to explain that Yom Kippur is the most sacred day of the year for the Jews, and the shemona esrei prayer, when the event with the police occurred, is the most significant prayer of all the prayers of the day. The Western Wall is the most sacred location of the Jewish Nation since the destruction of the Holy Temple..." At this opportunity, they also complained about the crowded conditions in front of the Western Wall and the humilation they received from members of other nations. "In addition, the Jewish Nation believes that the Permanent Mandates Commission will recognize that it conflicts with their philosophy and spoken expressions to limit the Jewish worshippers to a narrow alley (28 meters long and 3.6 meters wide - parentheses in the original), including the fact that on the nearby grounds stands some poor buildings that belong to the wakf, though they do not have any sacred significance. Many poor people live in crowded conditions in these apartments, and enter and leave them through the small space set aside for Jewish worshippers,while holding loads on their shoulders, and often passing through with loading donkeys." The document is signed [in print] F. H. Kisch, president of the Histadrut. Cololen Fredrick Herman Kisch [1888-1943] was a British officer in his youth. In 1922, he joined the Zionist administration, and from 1923-1929, was the leader of the political department of the Zionist administration in Jerusalem. Due to his background in the British army, he was in contact with the British on a number of subjects. He is primarily known for his citizenship law, which granted citizenship to Jewish immigrants. He initiated the law with the collaboration of the British. The National Library has a number of memos sent on behalf of the Jewish Agency to the general secretary of the League of Nations [primarily regarding the foundation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine]. However, this document that was written and sent in the wake of the event at the Kotel, is very rare and not in the library. Stains, fine condition.

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Three souvenir albums - over 1000 business cards. Shloyme and Mayer Swed jewelry store in Tel Aviv, 1960s

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Three albums of inscriptions and business cards from hundreds of the visitors at the famed Mayer and Shloyme jewelry store in the Sheraton Hotel on Shaulson Street in Tel Aviv, in the 1960s. The three albums hold hundreds of pasted business cards of politicians,Autographs, journalists, business people, presidents of large companies throughout the world [primarily Europe and the United States], famed diamond dealers, hotel owners and more. Along with personal inscriptions. Some pages have black and white photos of famous visitors. In addition to letters of greetings written by various personalties. Writers include famed businesswoman and cosmetician, Helena Rubinstein [1870-1965]; Arthur Stockler [famed film director, includes his business card and lengthy inscription]; Abba Hillel Silver [1893-1963], leader of the Reform community and the Zionist Movement in the United States [inscription and autograph]; noted architect Emmanuel Gran; Member of the senate and Judge on the New York Supreme Court, Simon J. Liebowitz [1905-], 1998.; and much more. One album features 399 signatures and inscriptions, the second 340 and the third 273. Altogether 1012 signatures and personal inscriptions on business cards and greeting cards. Three albums 25x36 cm. Gilt bindings. Most of the autographs and inscriptions have not been checked. Fine condition.

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Rare publication of the

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Typewritten booklet in German by various leaders of the "Blau Weiss" Jewish youth movement in Germany, which was distributed amongst is members in 1933. XXV pages. 17x22 cm. The "blue-white" movement was founded in 1912, and was headed by Dr. Joseph Marcus. It was designated for assimilated German Jews interested in a general youth movement, but who were rejected by National German youth movements. The movement educated their members to take go-back-to-nature nd to live a simple, pre-industrial life; the same ideals as the Wandervogel German national youth movement. At the end of the First World War, the movement had about 3000 members. In 1922, the movement adopted a Zionist platform and encouraged its members to educate themselves for agricultural and vocational work as preparation for their immigration to Palestine. During the 1920s, their members included Prof. Yeshayhu Leibowitz - brother of Nechama Leibowitz, Gershom Scholem and others. In 1929, the movement was deemed illegal, and it was assumed, terminated its work.  This is an interesting historic find, which seems to indicate that the movement was still active in 1933, in Germany, despite the fact that it had been illegalized four years earlier. The movement's ideals were still being disseminated amongst its members, at least until this year, when the Nazi government came to power. Rare publication that is not in the National Library. Jacket title page, in red. Very fine condition.

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