CATALOG 178: ZIONISM &
ERETZ ISRAEL

A Selection of Rare Imprints

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  1. Graphic Archives and Museum (Jerusalem). EXHIBITION OF JEWISH BOOK PLATES. TAVEY SEFER YEHUDI'IM. Jerusalem, The Museum, 1956. Paper Wrapper, Paper Wrappers, Small Oblong 8vo, 99, xvi pages. In Hebrew and English. Many illustrations of Jewish bookplates and information about them. Indispensable to Judaica ex libris collectors. Few small chips to cover and spine, otherwise Very Good Condition (BIBLIOG-32-10) (ID #31851) $65.00.
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  3. Pevsner, Zalman; David Idelovitch. KOVETS MAAMARIM LE-DIVRE YEME HA-`ITONUT BE-ERETS YISRAEL. VOLUME 2 (ONLY). Tel Aviv: Salomon's Press, 1936. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 224 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated. English title: Kovets maamarim (Collection of articles) on the history of newspapers in Palestine. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew newspapers; Hebrew periodicals. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Covers edgeworn and rubbed, postage stamp on title page, good condition. (GER-29-1) (ID #20376) $125.00.
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    BIOGRAPHY

     

     

  5. Simon, Leon. AHAD HA-AM. London: English Zionist Federation, 1927. Softcover, 12mo, 8 pages. Series: Zionist thinkers and leaders; no. 4. Simon (1881–1965), was an “English Zionist leader, Hebrew writer, and British civil servant. Born in Southampton and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Oxford, in 1904 Simon entered the service of the General Post Office, becoming director of telegraphs and telephones (1931–35) and director of the savings bank (1935–44). For his services, he was knighted in 1944. Simon received a Jewish and Hebrew education from his father, a Manchester rabbi. He was particularly influenced by Ahad Ha-Am, who settled in London in 1907. He was also a member of the group of Zionists who were influenced by Chaim Weizmann and supported his political efforts during World War I that led to the Balfour Declaration (the Hebrew version of the Declaration was written by Simon). Simon was a member of the Zionist Commission that visited Palestine in 1918 and took part in laying the cornerstone of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Later he served as chairman of the university's Executive Council (1946–49) and Board of Governors (1950–53). In 1945–46 he was a member of the Commission of Inquiry into Jewish Education in Palestine, on behalf of the British government. The only Jew on the commission, Simon objected to the conclusion that English should be the language of instruction in higher education…. Simon was a brilliant writer in both English and Hebrew. He published essays and articles in English on Zionism and Hebrew culture and literature. Some of his essays were collected in Studies in Jewish Nationalism (1920). He edited the anthology Aspects of The Hebrew Genius: Essays on Jewish Literature and Thought (1910) and wrote The Case of the Anti-Zionists: A Reply (1917) and Zionism and the Jewish Problem (1918) [sic, 1915]. Together with Leonard Stein, he edited Awakening Palestine (1923). Simon's main work in English is his translation of Ahad Ha-Am's writings, which were first published in journals and later in books (a list of translations and their editions is to be found in Goell, Bibliography, 83–84). In collaboration with J. Heller, Simon wrote a book entitled Ahad Ha-Am: Asher Ginzburg (Heb, 1955; Eng, 1960), and together with I. Pograbinski he edited the second edition of Ahad Ha-Am's letters (6 vols, 1956–60).” He lived in Israel in the 1950s and 60sand held a number of posts in the Israeli government. (Kressel in EJ, 1977). SUBJECT(S): Ahad Haam. Cover title. Includes bibliography: page 8. Slight chip to top right corner of cover. Slight, minimal tear through the bottom section of cover. Ex- library. Yellow pages. Otherwise, good condition. (mx-31-13) (ID #25574) $125.00.
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  7. (Blowstein, Rachel) Mordecai Newman. THE PIONEER WOMAN [SPECIAL ISSUE] IN COMMEMORATION OF RACHEL BLOWSTEIN. [No Place], 1941. Original Wrappers. Quarto. 8, 9 pages. 32 cm. In English and Yiddish. Printed in blue ink with Yiddish and English covers, includes two photographic illustrations on each title page. The Pioneer Woman in Commemoration of Rachel Blowstein; Chalutzah and Poet of Palestine; Ten Years After her Death. This commemorative publication contains poems “My Motherland” and “Perhaps” by Rachel Blowstein; “Rachel-Her Life and Works” by Shalom Hektin; “Rachel Among Writers” by Rachel Katzenelson; “Rachel the Poetess” by E. Silberschlag; letters and reminiscences from Rachel Blowstein; and “Rachel: In Memoriam” by Mordecai Newman. Rachel (Rachel Blowstein) was born in Russia in 1890. Arriving in Palestine with her sister in 1905, she did agricultural work in Rehovot and at the girls' training farm in what is now kvutzat kinneret. It was in memory of those early pioneering days that she later composed her famous song 'Ve-Ulai' ('Perhaps'). In 1913 she went to Toulouse, France, to study agriculture. At the ourbreak of World War I she was ordered out of France and had to return to her native Russia. In 1919 she was able to go back to Palestine, but poor health prevented her from resuming the farm work she loved and she taught in a Jerusalem school. She died in Tel-Aviv in 1931 and was buried at Kvutzat Kinneret. Her early writings were in Russian but after 1920 she began to write poetry in Hebrew. An anthology of her poems, 'Shirat Rachel' was published posthumously in 1939. Already before her death, Rachel's poetry had become the common possession of the new generation in Palestine. Many of her songs have been set to music and are widely sung. Completely 20th century in her style and mood, creating pearls of beauty out of a simple life of labor and personal frustration, she has answered a deeply-felt need of a pioneering population. Today, this famous Israeli poet is known publicly simply as Rachel or Rachel the poetess. As of March 2011, Rachel Blowstein will most likely be commemorated with a portrait on an Israeli Shekel bill. This commemoration volume is not listed on OCLC or the National Library of Israel database. Subjects: Zionism. Arts, Israeli. Yizkor. Light wear to covers, with lightly bumped and lightly torn edges. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-95-19) (ID #29362) $75.00.
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  9. (Gottheil, Richard; Henrietta Szold; & Israel Friedlaender) Margulies, Morris; Tamar De Sola Pool; Samuel Margoshes. THREE ZIONIST RISHONIM IN AMERICA. New York: British Rishonim of the United States, 1961. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages "A Yiddish journalist, editor, and Zionist leader born in Galicia, Margoshes early joined the Zionist movement, and emigrated to the United States in 1905. From the Jewish Theological Seminary he received his rabbinical degree in 1910 and later a doctorate in Hebrew literature. From Columbia University he received his doctorate in philosophy. After engaging in various communal, educational, and relief activities before, during, and after World War I, he began his long association with the New York Yiddish daily, The Day, in 1922. He served as editor (1926-42), English columnist, and commentator on Jewish events. Margoshes espoused the causes both of Zionism and of Diaspora Jewry. For him the survival and growth of the Jewish people everywhere were of prime importance. The strengthening of the State of Israel, while a necessary means to achieve this objective, was for him not an end in itself. Hence, he emphasized the need for Yiddish as well as Hebrew, and the building of an American center of Judaism as well as the Israel center, both interdependent and influencing each other's development, economically, politically, and spiritually. As vice-president of the Zionist Organization of America, he participated in World Zionist congresses and served on the Zionist General Council for many years" (Liptzin, EJ). SUBJECT(S): Richard J. H Gottheil, 1862-1936; Henrietta Szold, 1860-1945; Israel Friedlaender, 1876-1920. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Includes complimentary card from Brith Rishonim. Small smudges to rear cover. Sun-faded around edges of covers. Small traces of discoloration inside front cover. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (AMRN-14-4). (ID #17433) $50.00.
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  11. (Jacob Israel de Haan) Moshe Yehuda Gleicher. FUN AMSTERDAM BIZ YERUSHALAYIM. Brooklyn, N.Y.: M. Gleicher, 1978. Hardcover, 8vo, 232 pages. In Yiddish. Biography of Jacob Israel de Haan. “From Amsterdam to Jerusalem: The Story of Dr. Yaakov Yisrael De Han Z”L” With photographs. Haan (1881–1924), was a “Dutch poet and novelist, international jurist, and journalist, politically active in Palestine during the early years of the Mandate until assassinated. Born in Smilde, De Haan was the son of a cantor and the younger brother of the authoress Carry van Bruggen. Marked by a complex personality, his life was full of contradictions: extreme generosity opposing cruelty and downright meanness, a lucid rationality versus a strong inclination towards mysticism. A remarkable constancy in his life on the other hand lies in an emotional and at the same time practical sense of justice. A further complicating factor was De Haan's homosexuality...De Haan started his career as a teacher and editor of the children's page of Het Volk, the leading Dutch Socialist newspaper. Having abandoned the Jewish faith he became active in the Socialist movement. In 1904 he published the novel Pijpelijntjes, which depicted candidly and without apology the homosexual relationship between two young men. Its publication led to a scandal and to his dismissal as teacher and editor...In the meantime he began to study law and married a non-Jewish woman. A few years after his marriage he returned to the Orthodox faith and Judaism became the main theme in his poetry. At a time when the Jewish contribution to Dutch literature was significant, De Haan became its main protagonist as a self-styled Poet of the Jewish Song...During these years, as De Haan developed his Jewish poetry, he took to Zionism and became a member of the Mizrachi movement. Disappointment in his legal career, compounded by the spiritual conflict into which his marriage to a non-Jewish woman had brought him, and his growing Jewish-national consciousness persuaded him to go to Palestine to witness and take part in the Zionist experiment. He was appointed Palestinian correspondent for the leading Dutch newspaper Het Algemeen Handelsblad, receiving a handsome salary. Covering thousands of pages, he wrote perhaps the most vivid, humorous and moving chronicle of life in Palestine in the years following World War I. In January 1919 he arrived in Jerusalem an ardent Zionist, watched by the Mandatory government because of his anti-Arab utterances. He also played a part in the legal defense of Zionists who were prosecuted for defending themselves in the anti-Zionist riots in the spring of 1920. Together with Jabotinsky he became lector at the Law School that had been established by the British...Evidently, at the end of his life De Haan was planning to expose more embarrassing failings in the National Home, e. G, the embezzlement of Zionist funds by Chaim Kalvarisky, who administered a program for Arab-Jewish rapprochement. Whatever the real reasons, the highest echelons of militant Palestine Zionism had decided to eliminate him and on June 30, 1924, he was shot to death on the orders of the Haganah, the first known political assassination in the Zionist movement. The news of his death drew worldwide attention, including in the Arab countries. After the hate-campaign against De Haan, his murder deeply embarrassed the Zionist organization, but at the time it could divert suspicion to the Arabs because of the well-known fondness of the deceased for Arab boys. Only in the 1960s was the Zionist responsibility gradually revealed. The enigmas in De Haan's life can be perceived to resonate posthumously. At present he is still regarded as the champion of both Dutch homosexual liberation and international anti-Zionist Jewish Orthodoxy” (Boas & Giebels, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (YID-17-8) (ID #30898) $50.00.
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    HERZL'S BIOGRAPHY, AUTHOR-INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR OF 'AUFBAU'

     

  13. (Herzl) Georg, Manfred (Manfred Cohn George); Theodor Herzl. Fwds by Albert Einstein and Thomas Mann. THEODOR HERZL, SEIN LEBEN UND SEIN VERMÄCHTNIS [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Berlin-Wien-Leipzig; Ralph A. Höger, 1932. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 279, [1] pages. 20 cm. First edition. In German. Inscribed by Georg, the author, on endpage, dated September 1941. ‘Theodor Herzl, his life and his legacy. ’ With frontispiece portrait of Herzl and 18 accompanying photographs. A detailed biography of the life and work of Theodore Herzl written on the eve of Hitlers ascent to power; with a forward by Albert Einstein on Herzl and a forward by Thomas Mann on constructive work in Palestine. Written by Manfred George (1893–1965), born Manfred Cohn Georg, a “journalist and editor. Born in Berlin, he took a degree in law and became a prominent newspaper editor and writer. Georg excelled as a political writer and as a film and drama critic. Among his books is Theodor Herzl, sein Leben und sein Vermaechtnis (1932). When the Nazis came to power, Georg went to Prague, worked there for several years, and in 1938 immigrated to the U. S. In New York, he took over Aufbau (subtitled ‘Reconstruction’), founded in 1924, originally the newsletter of the German-Jewish ‘New World Club. ’ Under his editorship, Aufbau became a German-language weekly representing the German-Jewish immigrant community and acquired a circulation of more than 30, 000. George was one of the outstanding figures of America's German-Jewish community.” (EJ 2007). Subjects: Biography - Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. Exile Literature – German Jewish Authors. OCLC lists 12 copies, but only 1 copy in the US (Yale). Light shelf wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very Good+ Condition. (MX-36-7) (ID #31171) $200.00.
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  15. Makover, Abraham B. MORDECAI M. NOAH, HIS LIFE AND WORK FROM THE JEWISH VIEWPOINT. New York; Bloch Pub. Co, 1917. Softbound. 12mo. 96 pages. 19 cm. First edition. A biography written on the Sephardic Jew Mordecai M. Noah, American diplomat and writer, NYC politician, and founder of the failed Ararat refuge project, he is remembered as an early Zionist, especially in this biography by Makover, a member at the time of writing of the Intercollegiate Zionist Association of America. Subjects: United States; Zionism; Noah, M; M; (Mordecai Manuel); 1785-1851; Biographies. Slightly foxed and worn covers, with a small tear at edge. Edges browned. Pages fresh. Pen mark dedication on cover page. Good+ condition. Scarce. (SEF-41-15) (ID #28317) $100.00.
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  17. Maimon, Judah Leib. SEFER-SHEMUEL: ZIKARON LEHA-RAV SHEMUEL MOHLIVER BI-MELOT `ESRIM VE-HAMESH SHANAH LI-FETIRATO. Jerusalem: Ha-Mizrahi, 1923. Cloth, 8vo. 189 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Zionists – Soviet Union – biography; Babbis – Soviet Union – biography; Mohilewer, Samuel, 1824-1898. CONTENTS: Li-tekufat ha-`esrim ve-hamesh, me-et Meir Berlin. --Toldot Rabi Shemuel, me-et Y. L. Ha-Kohen Fishman. --Igrot Tsiyon, me-et Yitshak Rivkand. --Gadol ve-gibor, me-et A. Y. Ha-Kohen Kuk. --Shalosh pegishot, me-et M. Usishkin. --Hirhurim le-yom ha-zikaron, me-et Hayyim Pik. --De`otav ve-hashkefotav shel Rabi Shemuel, me-et Yosef Mohiliver. --ha-Rav ha-askan (zikhronot) me-et Mordekhai ben Hilel ha-Kohen. --Rishon le-Tsiyon, me-et Sh. Tshernovits. --Zikhronot, me-et Y. L. Epil. --Reshimah bibliyografit, me-et Zafran (p. [182]-184) --Kol kore me-et Merkaz ha-Mizrahi ha-`Olami. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Maimon (1875-1962) was a leader of religious Zionism; after years of work in Eastern Europe, he settled in Israel in 1913. In Israel he helped found Mizrachi, the educational organization, and when he was expelled from Israel by the Turks during WWI, he continued to advance Mizrachi's interests in the United States. He was on the first ship – literally – back to Palestine after the war. After the State of Israel was established, Maimon briefly worked in the government; he was elected to the First Knesset. A "prolific" writer, after his retirement from government service, he devoted himself solely to literary pursuits. (Goldshlag, EJ) Hinges repaired, endpapers tanned and chipped, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-19-4) (ID #20581) $50.00.
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  19. Padua Gómez, José. ISRAEL Y LA CIVILIZACIÓN; SEMBLANZES DE JAIM N. BIALIK. México, Ediciones Metrópolis, 1950. Paper wrappers; 8vo; 142 pages. Ports. 23 cm. With biographies and photographs of Bialik, Brandeis, Carvajal, Guggenheim, Ha-Levi, Herzl, Jabotinsky, Luzzatti, Meyerbeer, Wassermann, and Zamenhof. Subjects: Jews--Biography. Civilization--Jewish influences. Personalized with charming stamp of owner. Fair condition with detached and brittle front cover. (SP-1) (ID #10085) $50.00.
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  21. Remba, Isaac. ZSHABOTINSKIS TEG UN NEKHT: ERINERUNGEN FUN ZAYN PRIVAT-SEKRETAR. Pariz (Paris), No Publisher (The Author?), 1951. Hardcover, 8vo, 317 pages. In Yiddish. Biography of Jabotinsky. Foreword by Yosef Kloyzner. “Jabotinsky’s Days and Nights: Memories from his Personal-Secretary”. Title in French: “Les Jours et Nuits de Jabotinsky”. Subjects: Jabotinsky, Vladimir, -- 1880-1940.; Revisionist Zionists -- Biography.; Revisionist Zionism. Jabotinsky, Vladimir (Ze'ev; 1880–1940), was a “Zionist activist, soldier, orator, writer and poet; founder of the Jewish Legion during World War I. Jabotinsky greatly influenced a large section of the Jewish people and as head of the Betar movement was the undisputed source of inspiration to masses of Jewish youth, particularly in Eastern Europe…In Turkey's declaration of war on the Allied Powers, he foresaw at once her defeat and the inevitable dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire. It was essential, he decided, that the Zionist movement should abandon its neutral stand in order to achieve its aims in Palestine at the end of the war…The official Zionist leadership, which insisted on remaining neutral in the war, also condemned Jabotinsky's "legionist" propaganda and actually forced him to leave the Zionist Organization. The only public figures who cooperated with him were Pinhas Rutenberg, Meir Grossman, and Joseph Cowan, while Chaim Weizmann gave him discreet support. By 1916 Jabotinsky's lonely but energetic campaign had won him substantial support in Britain, but it was only after the death in June 1916 of War Minister Kitchener, who had determinedly opposed any "eastern front,” that the winds began to favor his efforts. In 1917 the British government consented to the formation of Jewish units. The first to be established was the "38th Battalion of Royal Fusiliers" under Patterson's command in England, which was joined in 1918 by the 39th (American) and 40th (Palestinian) Battalions. These were later consolidated into the "First Judean Regiment" with the menorah as its insignia…Jabotinsky himself joined the 38th Battalion as a lieutenant and was decorated for heading the first company to cross the Jordan. His book The Story of the Jewish Legion (1945), first published in Russian (1928), is a monument to this chapter in Jewish history” (Schechtman, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 26 copies worlwide. Very good condition. (YID-17-10) (ID #30900) $50.00.
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  23. Brandeis, Louis Dembitz. PROCEEDINGS OF THE BAR OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES AND MEETING OF THE COURT IN MEMORY OF ASSOCIATE JUSTICE LOUIS D. BRANDEIS, DECEMBER 21, 1942. Washington, 1942. Softcover, 8vo, 56 pages, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S): Biography; Government publication; National government publication. Brandeis (1856–1941), was a “U. S. Jurist, the first Jew to be appointed to the U. S. Supreme Court. Brandeis was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of four children of Adolph and Frederika Dembitz Brandeis. Brandeis formed a law partnership in Boston with a former classmate, and by the age of 30 he had achieved financial independence, thanks both to the success of his legal practice and to a deliberately frugal style of living. When Woodrow Wilson was elected president in 1912 on a platform of the New Freedom, he turned to Brandeis for counsel in translating ideas of political and social reform into the framework of legal institutions. In 1916 Wilson nominated Brandeis as a justice of the Supreme Court, precipitating a contest over confirmation in the Senate that lasted more than four months…confirmation was finally voted on June 1, 1916” (Freund in EJ 2007). Ex-library with usual markings. Light staining to cover. Lightly bumped corners and edges. Good condition. (Sef-18-1) (ID #25509) $150.00.
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  25. Shumbow, Joseph Shalom, Ed. THE BRANDEIS AVUKAH ANNUAL OF 1932--A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY ZIONIST THOUGHT. Boston, Avukah, 1932. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 808 +Adv pages. A very attractive copy of this scarce and important Zionist Brandeis item Kind of a Brandeis Festschrift. Avukah is the Ameircan Student Zionist Federation. Book includes a tissue-covered frontis drawing of Brandeis, "A Sonnet to Justice Louis D. Brandeis on His Seventy-fifth Birthday" by Dr. George Alexander Kohut, 20 pages of greetings to Brandeis (from the likes of Einstein, A. S. Ochs, etc.), Brandies' "Call to the Educated Jew,” over 500 pages of articles on Zionism and Palestine, 124 pages on "American Jewry, Avukah and Zionism (Authors include Jabotinsky, David De Sola Pool, StephenS. Wise, Harry Savitz, etc.), a 70-page bibliography of Zionism, a 10"x16" fold-out reproduction of a handwritten letter by Brandeis, etc. Bright giltbust of Brandeis on front cover. Small closed tear to fold out facsimile of letter. (k-mx2-38) Ex-library with usual marks, otherwise Very Good Condition. (ID #5440) $125.00.
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    ANCIENT AND ARCHAEOLOGY

     

     

  27. Ish-Shalom, Michael. KIVRE AVOT, LE-HEKER MESOROT HA-KEVARIM HA-`IVRIYIM BE-ERETS-YISRAEL. Israel: Jerusalem, 1948. Cloth, 8vo. 200 pages. Map. In Hebrew. Series: Sifriyah le-folklor ve-etnologyah,; sefer 5 SUBJECT(S): Tombs -- Palestine. In good condition. (SPEC-1-3) (ID #24812) $50.00.
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  29. Benjamin Mazar. TOLDOT HA-MEHKAR HA-ARKHEOLOGI BE-ERETS-YISRAEL. Jerusalem: Bialik Foundation Of The Jewish Agency For Palestine, 1936. Cloth, 12Mo. 159 Pages, illustrated, fold out maps. In Hebrew. English title: HISTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION IN PALESTINE. In good condition, in a good jacket. (MX18-25) (ID #21527) $95.00.
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  31. Kohl, Heinrich; Carl Watzinger. Antike Synagogen in Galilaea. Leipzig; J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1916. Clothbound. Folio. V, [1] 231 pages. 36 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “Ancient Synagogues in Galilee.” Volume contains 18 pages of full size plates, with 306 illustrations inset of the text. Carl Watzinger (1877–1948), was a “German archaeologist. Watzinger taught as lecturer in Berlin (1905), assistant professor in Rostock (1905–09), and professor in Giessen (1909–16) and Tuebingen (from 1916 until his death). Together with E. Sellin, he directed excavations at Jericho and published the excavation report (1913). He also collaborated with H. Kohl in clearing ancient synagogues in the Galilee; the publication of their results Antike Synagogen in Galilaea (1916) remains to this day the basic study of the earlier type of synagogues in Israel.” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Heinrich Kohl (1877-1914) was a German architect and architectural historian, who spent two years with Watzinger during the archaeological excavations conducted in Galilee in 1905 and 1907, as well as a few years studying the findings and compiling the notes and illustrations which make up this volume. Kohl perished in the first few months of the Great War; he is praised for his work and research on the ancient synagogues in the preface by Watzinger. The expeditions, and the publication of this volume, were printed under the auspices of the Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft, that of the German Orient Society. Subjects: Synagogues -- Israel -- Galilee. Church buildings -- Israel -- Galilee. Jewish architecture. Cloth worn and lightly soiled. Endpages lightly foxed. Pages aged, with some light pencil marks in the margins on a handful of pages. Otherwise, clean copy. Good condition. (ART-14-3) (ID #28933) $250.00.
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    HOLY LAND TRAVEL

     

     

  33. Jolliffe, Thomas Robert. LETTERS FROM PALESTINE: DESCRIPTIVE OF A TOUR THROUGH GALILEE AND JUDAEA, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE DEAD SEA, AND OF THE PRESENT STATE OF JERUSALEM. London; James Black, 1820. Later Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 377 pages. 21 cm. Second edition. “Second edition, to which are added, Letters from Egypt.” With illustrated frontispiece, four engraved plates, and map. “The rapid sale of the first impression of the Letters from Palestine, induced the publisher to recommend an extension of the series.” (Advertisement, VIII). Early nineteenth century travelers description through Palestine and Egypt, by Thomas Robert Jolliffe (1780-1872), who served as a member of parliament for some time. Subjects: Middle East - Description and travel. OCLC lists 15 copies. Lacks boards and backstrip. Light edge wear, light soiling to endpages, last leaf aged, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-39-41) (ID #32952) $400.00.
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  35. Brett, Samuel; R. Burton. A JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM, CONTAINING THE TRAVELS OF FOURTEEN ENGLISHMEN IN 1667, TO THE HOLY LAND, AND OTHER MEMORABLE PLACES NOTED IN SCRIPTURE.: TO WHICH IS PREFIXED, MEMORABLE REMARKS UPON THE ANCIENT AND MODERN STATE OF THE JEWISH NATION. …. Hartford; Printed By J. Babcock, 1796. Later Boards. 12mo. 132 pages. 17 cm. Second (?) edition of Singerman 0077. Continued from title page: “Together with a relation of the great council of the Jews in the plains of Hungary, in 1650, to examine the Scriptures concerning Christ. - By Samuel Beert [i. E, Brett], an English gentleman there present.: With an account of the wonderful delusion of the Jews by a false Messiah at Smyrna, 1666.” R. Burton is a pseudonym of Nathaniel Crouch. First published in 1672 in London; the first edition to appear in America was a German-language version published in 1792 in Lancaster. The First American English edition was printed in Philadelphia, 1794 (Singerman 0077); this 1796 edition not listed in Singerman. Contains one of the earliest English language accounts of Sabbatai Zevi. Bound in quarter leather and wooden boards. Subjects: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - Palestine - Early works to 1800. Jews - History. Lost tribes of Israel. Shabbethai Tzevi, 1626-1676. Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Palestine - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Jerusalem - Description and travel -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 29 copies for this edition. Boards worn and rubbed, endpages lightly soiled, internally, lightly foxed, very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-25) (ID #32091) $650.00.
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  37. Beskow, Natanael. I PALESTINA OCH SYRIEN. Stockholm, Birkagardens Forlag, 1926. Softcover, 8vo, 173 pages, illustrations, 22 cm. In Swedish. SUBJECT (S): Geographic: Palestine -- Description and travel, 1914- Syria -- Description and travel, 1900-. Beskow (1865 -1953) was a “Swedish theologian and school headmaster. He was also active as a preacher, writer, artist, pacifist and social activist. Beskow published a number of collections of sermons. He also made substantial contributions as a hymn writer. Beskow was born in Hallingeberg (now Vastervik Municipality), Smaland. In 1912 he founded Birkagarden together with Ebba Pauli. Birkagarden was the first of Sweden’s so-called “settlements”; Beskow was director of Birkagarden from 1912 until 1946. He was also headmaster of the boarding school at Birkagarden from 1916 to 1930, as well as honorary doctorate of theology at Lund University in 1918, and president of the Swedish Association for Christian Social Life, which he established, from 1918 to 1943. Beskow was a radical pacifist. He was also involved with the campaign for women’s suffrage in Sweden (which was granted in 1919), and with the labor unions. Beskow was often engaged in leading negotiations, and became a prominent negotiator” (Wikipeida 2010). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Good condition. (Holo2-65-2) (ID #27834) $50.00.
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  39. Linenburg, H. YERUSHALAYIM: BLUMEN VOM HEILIGEN LANDE: NEBST TOPOGRAPH-HISTORISCHEN UND STATISTISCHEN NOTIZEN VON DEN BEDEUTENDSTEN STÄTTEN DASELBST. Jerusalem; H. Linenburg, [1900?]. Olive Boards. 16mo. [28] pages. 11 x 16 cm. In German and Hebrew. Mounted displays of 12 pressed flowers (dried flower arrangements under transparent protective sheets) from various locations in the Holy Land (including Rachel’s Tomb, Jaffa, Mount Moriah, Western Wall). Each plate has Hebrew biblical quote appropriate to place where these specific flowers were found. Title page in German and Hebrew; captions on plates (pressed flowers) in Hebrew, German, and French. Cover boards of olive wood, with inlaid decoration. It appears that various other editions were printed over a thirty year period, in editions including English and Russian as well. Subjects: Flowers - Pictorial works. Plants - Palestine. Wild flowers - Palestine. Botany - Palestine. Flowers - Israel. OCLC lists 20 copies. Leather backstrip rubbed, with some loss at top and bottom. Internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-36-61) (ID #32149) $50.00.
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  41. Flekser, Bertha; Naroditsky, Israel,; ed. DOS HEYLIGE LAND: FERSHEYDENE ARTIKLEN, LIEDER UN ERTSAHLUNGEN VEGEN YISHUV ERETS YISRO'EL. ERSHTER BUKH [NO MORE ISSUED], 1891. Zitomir: No Publisher, 1891. Cloth, 8vo, 284 pages. 21 cm. In Yiddish with nikudim. Includes Russian title page. Various articles, songs and stories concerning the settlement of Palestine. No more published. Flekser was active in Hovevei Zion in Russia and the Hibbat Zion movement in general, whose aim was the national renascence of the Jews and their return to Eretz Israel. The movement in the 19th century flourished mainly in the large Jewish communities of Eastern Europe (Russia-Poland, Romania). The Hibbat Zion societies merged with the Zionist Organization upon its establishment by Theodor Herzl, although some of them continued their formal existence until World War I (EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Palestine -- History. Palestine -- Poetry. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Stamps and bookplate of Zionist and Jewish social clubs in Nova Scotia on endpapers, closed tear to one leaf. Front hinge starting, but paper & remainder of binding remain very nice and strong. Scarce (heb-7-21) (ID #20098) $200.00.
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  43. Belkind, Israel. מפת ארץ ישראל [Map of Erez Israel] New York, J. Keller - E. O. Bridgeman, Maps, 1917. Large map, single sided, 600:485mm. Hebrew map of Erez Israel created for the Federation of American Zionists by Israel Belkind in the year of the Balfour Declaration, 1917. Belkind was born in Logoisk. In 1882, while studying at Kharkov University, he was among the students who founded the Bilu movement and went to Erez Israel at the head of its first group. He led the opposition against Baron Edmond de Rothschild's officials and, on being expelled by them from Rishon le-Zion, settled in Gederah. In 1889 Belkind opened a private Hebrew school in Jaffa. He was accepted as a teacher at the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Jerusalem in 1892, and there published several textbooks. In 1903 he founded an agricultural training school at Shefeyah (near Zikhron Ya'akov) for orphans of the Kishinev pogroms whom he brought to Erez Israel. However, the school was forced to close down in 1906 because of lack of funds. During World War I Belkind was in the U.S, where he published his memoirs in Yiddish, Di Ershte Shrit fun Yishuv Erets Yisroel ("The First Steps of the Jewish Settlement of Palestine," 1918), and created this map. Apart from numerous articles and popular pamphlets, Belkind published a geography of Palestine, Erez Yisrael ba-Zeman ha-Zeh ("The Land of Israel Today," 1928). He died in Berlin, where he had gone for medical treatment. His remains were interred in Rishon le-Zion. Map has light age staining, some edgewear in the extreme margins, Very Good Condition. Not in Wajntraub. $135.00.
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  45. Bauer, Otto; Abraham Cohen, Of Palestine. HA-SHEELAH HA-LEUMIT. [Merhavyah]; Hotsaat Ha-Kibuts Ha-Artsi Ha-Shomer Ha-Tsair, 1940. Original Cloth. 8vo. 185 pages. 21 cm. First Hebrew edition. Translated from the German by Avraham Kohen. Translation of Die Nationalita¨tenfrage und die Sozialdemokratie. A translation of the Austrian Socialist Otto Bauer's first book, The Nationalities Question and Social Democracy (first published 1907), an extremely influential work on the position of national minorities and the necessity for cultural-national autonomy; written specifically for the conditions of the national minorities and the need for socialism in the Austro-Hungarian empire, this work immediately impacted the debates in the Russian and Polish socialist milieu, and, especially, in the General Jewish Labor Bund and the socialist zionist milieu (rather, the debates with the Bund and socialist zionist milieu created many of the major theoretical distinctions which Bauer drew upon). Lenin extensively criticized this work, and Stalin's work on the National Question is essentially a polemic with all the major ideas put forth in Baeur's text; the debates would immensely impact the conceptions of language, autonomy, and the various ethnically based republics of the soviet union. In Palestine and Israel, the concepts put into place by Baeur were one of the major touchstones for the argument for a binational state argued by Hashomer Hatzair. In the series: Sifriyat Poa´lim; kerekh 11. Bound in original cloth and decorative boards, with decorative gilt, blue endpages, and red and black ink title page. Subjects: Nationalities – Socialism. Hashomer Hatzair – Palestine – Socialism. Otto Baeur – Marxism – Translations into Hebrew. Oclc lists 6 copies. Pages yellowed and brittle, rubbing to edge of boards, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SPEC-39-47) (ID #32958) $100.00.
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  47. Geiman, A. SOTSIALISTICHESKIIA FRAKTSII V SIONIZME: KRITICHESKII OCHERK. Saint Petersburg, Knigoizdatel’stvo “tribuna”, 1906. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo, 117 pages. In Russian. Title translates to English as, “The Socialist Faction in Zionism: A Critical Essay.” SUBJECT (S): Labor Zionism. Labor Zionism- Russia. Translated from Hebrew [‘Perevod s Evreyskago’]. Includes bibliographical references. OCLC lists 5 institutions with copies worldwide. Some wear, Good Condition. (RUS-11-19) (ID #29404) $75.00.
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  49. Jüdisch-Nationaler Akademischer Verein "Emunah", Czernowitz. HEIMKEHR: ESSAYS JÜDISCHER DENKER. Czernowitz, Verlag Louis Lam, 1912. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 188 pages. 24 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Homecoming: Essays From Jewish Philosophers.” CONTENTS: "Einiges zum Probleme des "Golus" - Ernst Müller; "Die sieben Lügen des heutigen Judentums" - Daniel Pasmanik; "Einsichten und Ausblicke" - Nathan Birnbaum; "Nationale Autonomie der Juden in Oesterreich" - Max Rosenfeld; "Nordau" - Adolf Stand; "Achad-Haam" - Salomon Schiller; "Was Herzl vorfand" - Leon Kellner; "Der Umschwung in der Türkei und die jüdischen Palästina-Bestrebungen" - Davis Trietsch; "Chasmonäer-Fest und Chanukah (Eine historische Studie)” - Samuel Rappaport; "Der Anteil der Juden am europäischen Großhandl mit dem Orient" - Ignatz Schipper; "Italienische und spanische Aertze und Apotheker in XVI. Und XVII. Jahrhundert in Krakau" - Majer Balaban; "Die Mythen des Chassidismus" - Martin Buber. SUBJECT(S): Jewish question. Jews -- Europe. Includes bibliographical references. Includes foreword by Leon Kellner. Pictoral endpages, hinges cracking. Cover lightly stained. Internal pages are nice and clean. Good+ condition. (GER-32-4) (ID #28775) $200.00.
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  51. Magnus, Laurie. ASPECTS OF THE JEWISH QUESTION; ZIONISM AND ANTI-SEMITISM. New York: Bloch Publishing Co, 1902. Paper wrappers, 8vo. X, 98 pages, fold out map at back. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jewish question; Zionism. Spine repaired, ex library with stamps inside covers, good condition. (AMR-16-5) (ID #18853) $75.00.
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  53. Raphael, Ralph B. (Ralph Baer). SHE’ELAT HA-YEHUDIM = THE JEWISH QUESTION. Newark; Bi-Defus Efrayim Deynard, 1893. Later cloth. 8vo. [1], 224, VIII pages. 23 cm. First Edition. One fold-out illustration. “This ‘early Zionist tract, part polemic and part vision’ posits that only in a reconstituted autonomous homeland in the Land of Israel could the Jews be safe from anti-Semitism and be free to develop their spiritual life. In his scheme, American Jews would purchase land for settlers (Karp). There are references to American conditions. E. G. On social-exclusionary anti-Semitism and hotels, see p.15; on Reform, see p.19. The second part contains an anti-Reform polemic (KA). The folded in frontispiece contains an indictment of American Jewry for forsaking Zion. In a poem in the frontispiece, Raphael asked, incorporating a quotation from the Yom Kippur Ne'ilah liturgy, why ‘is every city built on its hilltop while the City of God [Jerusalem] is degraded to the nethermost depth’? He furthermore complained that ‘Israel loves his land [only] for the purpose of digging graves. ’ In the accompanying illustration the traditional immigrant (carrying a Torah scroll) is depicted as en route to America (the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower East Side tenements await him) and having turned his back on Zion. The artist was ‘Schwartz 14 Ann St. N. Y. ’ The addenda/ errata were set in a different type than the main text and are dated later than the imprint date. The imprint place is recorded based on KA. Raphael's manuscript at the Library of Congress.” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #939) “Raphael was born in Kalvarija, Lithuania, in 1856 and he studied in a Lithuanian yeshiva. He immigrated to Pittsburgh in 1871 and practiced the craft of producing fine jewelry from hair. He did not continue his formal studies in America, though, as an autodidact, he studied English, astronomy, the violin and musical composition. Raphael was an active member of Hovevei Zion and it was in his home that Pittsburgh's chapter was reactivated in 1893. The Daughters of Zion was also formed in his house by his daughter Rose and her friends. A supporter of agricultural labor, in 1894 Raphael purchased a farm in Baden (twenty-one miles outside of Pittsburgh). The foreclosure of his mortgage two year later (and ill-health?) forced him to return to Pittsburgh, where he opened a men's clothing store. Raphael contributed to the American Hebrew press and wrote on contemporary issues pertinent to the immigrant community. He attended the 1902 convention of the Federation of American Zionists and convinced the delegates to choose Pittsburgh as the site for the 1903 convention. Raphael died one month before it was convened.” (Goldman #939). Singerman 4578. Subjects: Jewish question; Nahalat avot. Jews - History. Judaism. Zionism. OCLC lists 22 copies. Later cloth worn at edges, previously rebacked with tape; upper left portion of title page torn, light chipping to edges of last few leaves, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-43) (ID #31436) $175.00.
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  55. Reines, Isaac Jacob. SEFER ORAH VE-SIMHAH,MAAMARIM NISHGAVIM, HA-MEFITSIM OR `AL `INYAN SHEL PURIM BI-PERAT, VE-`AL YI`UD YISRAEL U-MATARAT TIKVATO. Vilna, Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1898. Hardcover, 244 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Reines (1839-1915) was "born in Karolin, Belorussia, Reines studied at the Eishishok (Eisiskes) and Volozhin yeshivot and was ordained by leading rabbis. He served in the rabbinate in Shavkyany (Saukenai), Lithuania, from 1867; in Sventsyany (Svencionys), Vilna district, from 1869; and in Lida from 1885 until his death. Reines made a distinct contribution to rabbinic scholarship, introducing a new and almost modern methodology which was in contrast to the current system of pilpul.” (Kressel in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Restoration. Purim. Library Stamp. Very Good Condition. Wear and tear on the cover and binding. Stained pages. Imprint is slightly off center as bound. (k-rab-1-12) (ID #21663) $125.00.
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  57. Reinharz, Jehuda. THE GERMAN ZIONIST CHALLENGE TO FAITH IN EMANCIPATION, 1897-1914. Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, 1982. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 32 pages. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Germany, Politics and Government, Zionism. Light wear to cover but still solid. Internal pages are nice and clean; Very good condition. (SPEC-23-31) (ID #27444) $50.00.
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  59. Sokolow, Nahum. SEFER HA-YOVEL...NAHUM SOKOLOV: BE-YOM MEL'OT HAMESH VE-ES´RIM SHANAH LA-AVODATO HA-SIFRUTIT…. Warsaw: Bi-Defus Shuldberg. 1904. 8vo. 540 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Sokolow, Nahum, 1859-1936. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Sokolow (1859-1936) was born and educated in Poland. The command of diverse languages and literary traditions he acquired through both a religious and a secular education served him well in his later life. He began writing for newspapers in the 1870s, particularly about science and current affairs. Though he at first held reservations concerning Zionism, after the First Zionist Congress and meeting Theodore Herzel, Sokolow supported the movement, and was soon the secretary, and then later president, of the World Zionist Organization. After each visit to Palestine, he published his impressions, and along with personal meetings in The U. S, Canada, England and elsewhere, won Zionism many supporters. (Kressel, EJ) Pages darkened around the edges, ex library with usual markings, has been very nicely rebound, very good condition. (HEB-6-1) (ID #31303) $100.00.
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  61. Weingarten, Shmuel Hacohen. BE-SHEVAH YISHUV HA-ARETS: IGROT GEDOLIM. Jerusalem; Mossad Harav Kook, 1987. Publishers cloth. 4to. 59, [8] pages. 22 x 29 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Edited by Rabbi Shmuel Hakohen Weingarten. “A Collection of Letters”, Bshvach Yishuv Ha’aretz, presents facsimile reproductions and texts of fifty letters penned by some of Eastern Europe’s outstanding and lesser known orthodox Rabbinic figures endorsing the agricultural colonization of Eretz Israel in the latter half of the nineteenth century. These letters were collected by an emissary of Akiva Yosef Schlesinger in the 1870’s amongst a year long journey from Palestine to Vienna (to garner financial support from Baron Rothschild), visiting local Jewish communities and obtaining the legal opinion and written support of the local community Rabbi’s in Turkey, Hungary, Galicia, and Rumania along the way. These letters of endorsement for the project of setting up Jewish agricultural villages forms the basis of this album of facsimile letters; includes detailed historical biographies of the Rabbis and the communities visited of the time. Subjects: Rabbis - Biography. OCLC lists 23 copies. Fresh and clean. Great condition in good jacket. (BIBLIOG-29-8) (ID #29997) $125.00.
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  63. Wise, Stephen Samuel. FREE SYNAGOGUE PULPIT: SERMONS AND ADDRESSES: VOLUME IV, 1916-1917. New York: Block Pub. Co, 1917. Softcover, 152- 178 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. This volume only, but complete for 1916-1917, including much on WW I and Zionism. “Wise was born in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son and grandson of rabbis…. In 1900 he launched his career as the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon; typical of the activists of the Progressive Era, he attacked ‘many of the social and political ills of contemporary America. ’ In 1893, he was appointed assistant to Rabbi Henry S. Jacobs of the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York City, and later in the same year, minister to the same congregation. In 1906, concerning another rabbinical appointment, Wise made a major break with the established Reform movement over the ‘question whether the pulpit shall be free or whether the pulpit shall not be free, and, by reason of its loss of freedom, reft of its power for good’; in 1907 he established his Free Synagogue, starting the ‘free Synagogue’ movement. Rabbi Wise was an early supporter of Zionism, and his support for, and commitment to Political Zionism was very atypical of Reform Judaism, which was historically and decidedly non-Zionist since the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885. He was a founder of the New York Federation of Zionist Societies in 1897, and led in the formation of the national Federation of American Zionists (FAZ), a forerunner of the Zionist Organization of America. At the Second Zionist Congress (Basel, 1898), he was a delegate and secretary for the English language. Wise served as honorary secretary of FAZ, in close cooperation with Theodor Herzl until the latter's death in 1904. Wise, joining U. S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and others laid the groundwork for a democratically elected nationwide organization of 'ardently Zionist' Jews, 'to represent Jews as a group and not as individuals'. In 1918, following national elections, this Jewish community convened the first American Jewish Congress in Philadelphia's historic Independence Hall” (Wikipedia, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American. Other Titles: Sermons and addresses. Very good condition. (mx-31-12) (ID #25573) $125.00.
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  65. Han, Enoch. THE PROPHECY CONCERNING THE RESTORATION OF JEWISH NATION. Seoul, The Everlasting Gospel Association, 1947. 1st Edition (?). Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 12 pages. Extremely scarce statehood-era Philosemitic Evangelical Korean pamphlet detailing scriptural prophecy on the reestablishement of a Jewish state in Palestine. The author even reproduces an article appearing in the German Language exile newspaper, the Shanghai Echo, from earlier that year, to buttress his case. Neat! Covers slightly creased, but still nice. Very good condition. (HOLO2-66-5) (ID #27052) $125.00.
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  67. Landauer, Georg. ZWISCHEN ZWEI REVOLUTIONEN: ZIONISTISCHE BETRACHTUNGEN ZU EINIGEN FRAGEN DER ÜBERGANGSZEIT. Tel Aviv, 1942. Tel Aviv: Hitachduth Olej Germania we Olej Austria, 1942. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 118 pages. 17 cm. In German. Born on November 17, 1895, in Cologne, Germany. Georg Landauer was a lawyer, journalist, and Zionist leader. He was active in the Zionist youth movement Blau-Weiss and the student organization Kartell Jüdischer Verbindungen. He was a founder of the German branch of Ha-Poel Ha-Zair. Georg Landauer became director of the Berlin Palestine Office in 1925 and in 1929 of the Zionist Federation of Germany. After his emigration to Palestine in 1934, he was involved in politics in the Yishuv, especially as founder of Aliyah Hadasha, a party based in the German immigrant community, and in Aliyah and absorption matters, particularly as financial director of Youth Aliyah. Georg Landauer served twenty years (1934-1954) as a managing director of the Jewish Agency Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews. After the Second World War ended Georg Landauer was involved in negotiating for reparations and restitution of the property of German Jews in Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1953 and died in New York City on February 4, 1954. (Leo Baeck Institute) SUBJECT(S): Zionism. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, Princeton, NYPL, OSU, Oxford). Very Good Condition. (G-1-3) (ID #15960) $125.00.
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  69. (Lithuania, Hashomer Hatsair) Amith, Yaakov; Ben Nahum, Daniel; Deror, Levi. ME-RESHIT `AD AHARIT: SEFER KOROT HA-SHOMER HA-TSA`IR BE-LITA. 1985?. Cloth, 8vo. 391 pages. In Hebrew. Loaded with photos. SUBJECT (S): Lietuvos Zydu kulturos draugija. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Univ of Florida, Harvard, Univ of Michigan, UPenn, Rice Univ). Shelf worn and marked dust jacket, no tears. Maps on end papers. Very good condition. (HEB-3-16) (ID #19153) $50.00.
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  71. Magnus, Laurie. OLD LAMPS FOR NEW: AN APOLOGIA FOR THE LEAGUE OF BRITISH JEWS. London; St. Clements Press, 1918. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “This pamphlet consists of the revised text of a Lecture recently delivered by the Author in response to an invitation to explain the objects of the League of British Jews. It is, however, published independently of the League.” (verso) “Less than a week after the Balfour Declaration was issued, Claude Montefiore and his colleagues organized a group of their sympathizers at New Court, the headquarters of the Rothschild concerns. The assembly agreed to establish a ‘League of British Jews. ’ A provisional committee was elected, office space was obtained and a campaign plan was agreed upon. In its announcement to the press, the League proclaimed its determination to combat the Zionist caveat that ‘the Jew is an alien in the land of his birth. ’ It called upon all Jewish Britons, regardless of their place of birth, to support its platform: ‘To uphold the status of British subjects professing the Jewish religion. To resist the allegation that Jews constitute a separate Political Nationality. To facilitate the settlement of Palestine of such Jews as may desire to make Palestine their home. ’ Those policies were formally adopted at the inaugural General Meeting of the League of British Jews held in London in March 1918, which was attended by over 400 members. The league vigorously maintained that Judaism was a religion, not a nationality; the attraction of Zionism to anti-Semites, and Zionism’s subordination of Judaism’s larger religious purpose.” (‘The League of British Jews: Challenging Nationalism in Behalf of Jewish Universalism’; Peter Egill Brownfeld) “Laurie Magnus (1872–1933), began his writing career mainly with studies of English poetry. In 1902 he wrote Aspects of the Jewish Question, which revealed him to be an anti-Zionist like his father. Four years later, in Religio Laici Judaici (‘The Faith of a Jewish Layman’), he again propounded the view that Judaism was a religion and not a nationality. For 14 years, from its inception in 1917 to its suspension, he edited the anti-Zionist Jewish Guardian. He was active in Jewish communal life as a warden of the West London Reform Synagogue, a member of the council of Jews' College, London, and president of the Union of Jewish Literary Societies. His most important books were Dictionary of European Literature (1926) and The Jews in the Christian Era and their Contribution to its Civilization (1929). He was also a director of Routledge, the publishers.” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jews - Great Britain - Identity. Judaism - Great Britain - Apologetic works. League of British Jews. OCLC lists 11 copies. Three-inch tear at upper left corner of front cover. Glassine cover shows evidence of having been taped; tape has left two stains on last page. Good condition. (CJH-1-10) (ID #32272) $50.00.
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  73. Martínez, Rudesindo. EL PUEBLO HEBREO Y EL SIONISMO POLITICO. Santa Fe: Casa Editora "La union", 1920 [i. e. 1921] Description: 130 pages; 19 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Subject: Zionism. Jews -- Social conditions. Missing front cover, light foxing in margins throughout but highly legible. Printed on quality paper, Good Condition. (SP-2-1) (ID #9312) $75.00.
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  75. The Zionist Organization. RESOLUTIONS OF THE 18TH ZIONIST CONGRESS, PRAGUE, AUGUST 21ST TO SEPTEMBER 3RD, 1933: WITH A SUMMARY REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS. London; Central Office Of The Zionist Organization, 1934. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 56 pages. 22cm. First edition. “This Congress, held in Prague on Aug. 21–Sept. 4, 1933, bore the imprint of three events: the advent of the Nazis to power in Germany and growing persecution of German Jewry, economic inflation in Palestine, and the assassination of Arlosoroff. The conflict between the Revisionists and labor reached its height, since the labor representatives believed that the constant incitement by the Revisionists had created the setting for Arlosoroff's assassination. It was finally decided to establish a committee of inquiry into the tragedy. A special session was devoted to the celebration of Ussishkin's 70th birthday. Sokolow was reelected president of the Zionist Organization. The representation of labor on the Executive increased and included Ben-Gurion and Moshe Shertok, who succeeded Arlosoroff as head of the Political Department.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Zionism -- Congresses. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. (Brandeis, Natl. Libr. Of Israel, United Nations Geneva, Univ. Of London, British Libr.), none in New York. Spine Rebacked. Small library stamp on inside cover. Light shelf wear, and age toning. Very good condition. (HOLO2-109-50) (ID #32488) $60.00.
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  77. Thorbecke, Ellen Kolban. PROMISED LAND. New York, London, Harper & Bros, 1947. Hardcover, 8vo, 171 pages, illustrated some color, including maps, diagrams, 24 x 20 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Palestine. Palestine -- History -- Pictorial works. Errata slip inserted. Ex-library. Wear to edges of dust jacket. Wear to binding. Water stain inside dust jacket. Otherwise, good condition. (Art-9-12) (ID #25694) $50.00.
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  79. Tsentsiper, L. [Aryeh Leib?]. ESER SHENOT REDIFOT: MEGILAT HA-GEZEROT AL HA-TENU’AH HA-TSIYONIT BE-RUSYAH HA-SOVYETIT. Tel Aviv: Ha-Va’adah Ha-Historit Shel Berit "kibuts Galuyot", 1930. Boards, tall 8vo, 276 pages. Illustrated with photographs. In Hebrew. Title translates to: “Ten years of persecution: the Soviet Zionist movement in Russia” SUBJECT: Descriptor: Zionism -- Soviet Union -- History. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Spine rebound in cloth tape. Wear to covers. Pages lightly tanned. Good condition. (HEB-44-1) (ID #28960) $95.00.
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  81. United States. Dept. Of State. ANGLO-AMERICAN COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY; REPORT TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND HIS MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, APRIL 20, 1946. Washington, U. S. Govt. Print. Off, 1946. Softcover, viii, 92 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. Series: U. S. Department of State. Publication 2536, Near Eastern series 2. Proposals for dealing with Holocaust survivors wanting to go to Palestine. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Europe. Geographic: Palestine -- Politics and government. Water stain throughout book. Hinge repair. Some stained pages. Wear to edges of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Holo2-22-8) (ID #23842) $60.00.
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  83. Zaar, Isaac. HEBREW INDEPENDENCE: THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE HEBREW COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL LIBERATION. [New York]; American League For A Free Palestine, 1945. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 73 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era collection of essays outlining the positions of the Hebrew Committee of National Liberation, an organization founded by Peter Bergson to create support for Revisionist-Zionist groups in the British Mandate of Palestine. In the United States, the organization received both criticism and support for its connections to the paramilitary group Irgun Zvai Leumi, and its uncompromising ideology based on the nationalist ideas of Ze’ev Jabotinsky. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. (Vassar, Libr. Of Congress, Hebrew College, HUC, College of Judea and Samaria, Natl. Libr. Of Israel), none in New York City. Subjects: Zionism. Hebrew Committee of National Liberation. Spine rebacked. Small library stamp on inside cover, light library markings. Minimal shelf wear. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-109-36) (ID #32481) $100.00.
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  85. Zionist Organization. THE WORLD ZIONIST CONFERENCE: LONDON, AUGUST 1945: RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS. London; Zionist Organization, 1945. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 14 [1] pages. 22 cm. First edition. A report of the political resolutions agreed upon at the first World Zionist Conference to convene in the wartime period. “The World Zionist Conference which met in London in August, 1945, was the first opportunity since 1939 for Zionists from various parts of the world to meet and take counsel together. The delegations told the story of the disaster which has overwhelmed the Jewish people. Yet they demonstrated that in every land the movement still lives. Almost every European country was represented and some delegates were themselves leaders of the resistance movements in which Zionists played an heroic part. Two of the delegates were serving members of the Jewish Brigade Group and attended the Conference by special permission of the War Office.” (Page 3) A news report of the event describes, the organization’s president, Dr. Chaim Weizmann’s resolve and the political tenor of the conference: “The Zionists will not swerve and will not depart from the original aim of developing Palestine into a Jewish State as intended by the Balfour Declaration, Dr. Weizmann stated. He demanded that the new British Government take definite steps ‘at the present historic juncture’ to implement the Declaration's original purpose. ‘We do not claim in Palestine what belongs to others, ’ he said. ‘But we want an opportunity to create new things. Important development schemes are ready, but their execution depends on new political dispensations. ’” ("Weizmann Opens World Zionist Conference; Appeals to Britain and Allies for Jewish State.” Jewish Telegraphic Agency 2 Aug 1945.) Subjects: Zionism -- Congresses. (ID #32262) $50.00.
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  87. Triwaks, I.; International Commission For The Wailing Wall. MISHPAT HA-KOTEL: DIN VE-HESHBON VA`ADAT HA-KOTEL HA-MA`ARAVI HA-BEN-LEUMIT. Tel-Aviv: Hotsaat Sefarim "tel-Aviv. ", 1931. Cloth, 8vo. 164 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Western Wall (Jerusalem); Palestine - history - Arab riots, 1929. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Pages tanned, bookplate, good+ condition. (HebLit-2-27) (ID #24387) $65.00.
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  89. Stein, Leonard. MEMORANDUM ON THE “REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE PALESTINE DISTURBANCES OF THE AUGUST 1929”. London, Jewish Agency For Palestine, 1930. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 110 Pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Zionism. Jewish-Arab relations. Great Britain. Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August 1929. Report. Palestine -- History -- Arab riots, 1929. Stein, (1887–1973), a barrister, an author, and a Zionist historian. Born in London, Stein was called to the bar in 1912. He was a captain in the British Army in World War I, after which he served as a political officer in the military administration in Palestine and as military governor of Safed. In 1920 Chaim Weizmann appointed him political secretary and legal adviser of the Zionist Organization, a position which he held from 1920 until 1929, when he left over a disagreement on the official policy of the Zionist leadership. In 1932 he returned to practicing law and achieved a reputation as a foremost expert on taxation. (EJ, Kressel) In good condition. (MX-18-16) (ID #21518) $95.00.
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  91. American Jewish Conference. Committee On Preliminary Studies. AN IBERZIKHT FUN FAKTN UN MAYNUNGEN VEGN DI NAKH-MILHOME'DIKE PROBLEMEN FUN DI IDN IN AYROPE UN ERETS-YISROEL. PRELIMINARER SHTUDIUM-KOMITET BAFULMEKHTIKHT DURKH DER EKZEKUTIVE FAR DER ORGANIZIRUNG FUN DER AMERIKANER IDISHER KONFERENTS. New York; American Jewish Conference, 1943. Original Wraps. 8vo. 134 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Translated from the English. ‘A survey of facts and opinions on problems of post-war Jewry in Europe and Palestine [by] Committee on preliminary studies, authorized by the Executive committee for the organization of the American Jewish conference. ’ Suggestions concerning the political and economic reconstruction of Europe's Jews, with particular emphasis on the role of Palestine. The “American Jewish Conference was an ad hoc organization that first met in Pittsburgh in January 1943, and had its first official conference in August that year. The initial meeting included delegates from thirty-two national Jewish organizations. It was called to decide upon the role that the American Jewish community would play in representing Jewish demands after the war and helping to build Jewish Palestine. The result was the creation of the American Jewish Conference, which consisted of sixty-four Jewish groups, including American Jewish Committee; it constituted the most representative gathering of American Jews ever.” (wikipedia) With the stamp of the Jewish Labor Committee on cover. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Jews. Jews - Europe. Jews - Palestine. Reconstruction (1939-1951) - Jews. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-108-15) (ID #31757) $50.00.
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  93. [Nazi Millenialist Tract] Cohen, Abraham [Kurt Reiss]. FLUCH UND UNENTRINNBARES GESCHICK DER JUDEN. Saaz C. S. R. (Czech Republic), Kurt Reiss, 1935. Original printed wrappers. 4to. 11 pages. 30cm. In German. Compact tabloid format internally, with broadsheet printed covers. Title translates as “The Curse and Inescapable Destiny of the Jews.” Written by Kurt Reiss, under the pseudonym Abraham Cohen. This Antisemitic, millenarian polemic situates itself alongside the numerous Antisemitic conspiracy theories clinging to the fringes of early Nazi propaganda, a kind of millenialist Nazi-Zionism that calls for the Jews to be returned to Palestine to bring about the second coming of Jesus. In this piece, Reiss celebrates Hitler as “the latest confirmation“ that the Jews are the “chosen people”, and sees Hitler as a “guide” and “shepherd” that will prevent the assimilation of the Jewish people and help bring them to Palestine to facilitate the final “salvation”. “Kurt [Reiss] left school at the age of 15 and developed an interest in religion. He believed that the Jews should recognize Jesus Christ as their Messiah. He also attempted to secure patents for mechanical inventions. Kurt convinced the family to emigrate to Canada. According to a family member Kurt suffered from mental illness. He was unable to work and spent his days writing notes about his daily activities and his religious ideas. His sister Lola always took care of him.” (Leo Baeck Institute) OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide. (Yeshiva Univ, National Libr. Of the Czech Republic, Natl. Libr. Of Germany) Some age toning and light shelf wear. Text clean and bright. Very good condition. Unusual and an important example (HOLO2-112-2) (ID #32684) $200.00.
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  95. Anderson, Hobson Dewey. THE ARAB REFUGEE PROBLEM, HOW IT CAN BE SOLVED; PROPOSALS SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS. New York?, 1951. Softcover, 8vo, 117 pages, 22 cm. DP-era imprint, addresses the Holocaust, Jewish refugees, and issues of ongoing anti-Semitism in Europe. Contents: The problem and its solution -- Who is responsible for the flight of Arabs from Palestine? -- Arab refugees: their numbers; where they are to be found -- Who cares for the Arab refugees? -- Resettlement as a solution for Arab refugee -- Potential for development in the Arab states and absorption of Arab refugees -- Precedents for the transfer of populations -- Why the Arabs cannot return to Israel – Israel’s attitude toward the Arabs within the state -- Arabs still agitate Israel -- Revolutionary War precedent upholds Israel policy on Arab refugees -- Immigrants into Israel -- Why the surge toward Israel? -- Resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe -- The situation of Jews in Moslem countries -- Expenditures for Jewish refugees -- Conclusion. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Refugees, Arab. Palestiniens. Refugies arabes. Relations judeo-arabes -- Histoire -- 1917-1948. Conflit israelo-arabe. Includes letter addressed to “Nation Associate.” Bend to bottom right corner of cover. Bend to top left corner of back cover. Lightly bumped corners. Good condition. (Holo2-71-19) (ID #29553) $75.00.
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  97. Bar-Adon, Dorothy; Pesah Bar-Adon. SEVEN WHO FELL. Tel-Aviv; Published By Lion The Printer For The Zionist Organization Youth Dept, 1947. Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 198 pages. 17 cm. First edition. Number 11 in the Palestine pioneer library series. This work is a collection of commemorative writings on Jewish parachutists killed in the Second World War, published in Palestine in 1947; these seven individuals are memorialized in this remembrance of their heroic attempts to save Jews in Eastern Europe. With black and white photographic plates of the parachutists. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Jews. Jews - Biography. Institutional markings. Light wear to covers, backstrip has a small tear. Edges lightly bumped. Good condition. (HOLO2-95-10) (ID #29353) $50.00.
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  99. Hæstrup, Jørgen. PASSAGE TO PALESTINE: YOUNG JEWS IN DENMARK 1932-45. [Odense]; Odense University Press, 1983. Softbound. 8vo. 244 pages. 23 cm. First English language edition. Translation of: “Dengang I Danmark.” With over two dozen black and white photograph reproductions and five maps. This work, written by Jørgen Hæstrup, a participant in the resistance in Denmark, constitutes a history of the various projects, communities, youth groups, immigration patterns, and responses to the occupation in Denmark in the years 1932 to 1945 within the Zionist community in that country. Subjects: Jews - Denmark - History - 20th century. Jewish refugees -- Denmark. World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue - Denmark. Sionisme - Danemark - 1900-1945. Immigration – jeune - Juif -Danemark - Palestine - 1932 / 1945. Hechalutz (Organization). Covers lightly worn, bumped at edges. Pages lightly marked throughout in pencil, with many scholarly documents and errata laid in from previous owner. Good+ condition. Important work. (HOLO2-80-14) (ID #29573) $50.00.
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  101. Högerle, Heinz and Carsten Kohlmann and Barbara Staudacher. ORT DER ZUFLICHT UND VERHEISSUNG: SHAVEI ZION 1938-2008 = MEKOM MIFLAT VE-HOF MIVTAHIM. Stuttgart, Theis, 2008. Original Softcover. 4to. 178, 133, [8] pages. Loaded with photos. 27 cm. Complete text in German and Hebrew. Title translates to English as, “Place of Refuge and Promise: Shavei Zion 1938-2008.” The dramatic story of this unique group of emigrants, all German-Jewish refugees from Nazism, and the development of the kibbutz Shavei Zion, documented with many previously unpublished photographs and eyewitness reports. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same 70th Anniversary of the establishment of Shavei Zion, and the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. SUBJECT(S): Collective settlements -- Israel -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions. Jews -- Germany -- Migrations -- History -- Exhibitions. Shave Ziyyon (Israel) -- History -- Exhibitions. Covers lightly worn and spine cracked, but still nice. Very Good Condition. (holo2-91-24) (ID #30476) $100.00.
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  103. Levin, Meyer; Ann Neumann. KIBBUTZ BUCHENWALD: SELECTIONS FROM THE KIBBUTZ DIARY. Tel-Aviv; Published By Lion The Printer For The Zionist Organization Youth Dept, 1946. Paperback. 16mo. 120 pages. 16 cm. In the series Palestine Pioneer Library number 9. Translated and edited by Meyer Levin with illustrations by Ann Neumann. When the Buchenwald concentration camp was freed by the American Army on April 11, 1945, some of the Jewish survivors formed themselves into a group with the purpose of setting themselves up as an agricultural commune, a kibbutz, in Palestine. The journal of Kibbutz Buchenwald is the collective diary that was kept by the members of this group. It contains letters, sketches, and stories in addition to dated entries, and was written in Yiddish, German, Polish, and Hebrew. It comes to us from Meyer Levin, the American novelist, who learned of its existence in Palestine and translated much of it and arranged for the translation of the rest. The book ends with the members of the Kibbutz Buchenwald having started to live and work in Palestine, where they eventually established their own independent settlement in 1948. This settlement exists as Kibbutz Netzer Sereni today. See Judith Tydor Baumel’s full length book, “Kibbutz Buchenwald: Survivors and Pioneers” (Rutgers, 1997). Subjects: Collective settlements - Palestine. Jews - Palestine. Kibbutzim. Buchenwald (Concentration camp). Light wear to covers, booklet lightly warped from shelf wear. Clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-95-30) (ID #29373) $125.00.
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  105. Poale Zion (U. S.); Poale Zion (Poland). Oyslands-Delegatsye In Di Fareynikte Shtatn. UNZER KAMF: ZAMLBUKH. Nyu-York; Aroysgegebn Durkh Der Oyslands-Delegatsye Fun Poyle Tsien (Ts. S.), 1941. Original Wraps. 8vo. 125 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “Our Struggle; Collection Book.” Issued by the International Delegation of Poale Tsion Abroad; the compendium “Our Struggle” details the past work of the Poale Tsion in Poland, and situates the current unfolding struggle in Nazi occupied Poland, with chapters devoted to the underground and obituaries of fallen comrades. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Poland. OCLC lists 23 copies. Wraps worn, with edges worn and small tears, previous owners bookstamp on title page; otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (HOLO2-108-5) (ID #31746) $75.00.
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  107. Poale Zion (U. S.); Poale Zion (Poland). Oyslands-Delegatsye In Di Fareynikte Shtatn. UNZER KAMF: ZAMLBUKH. Buenos Aires, 1942. 141 pages. Original Wraps. 8vo. 125 pages. 22 cm. Second edition. In Yiddish. “Our Struggle; Collection Book.” Issued by the International Delegation of Poale Tsion Abroad; the compendium “Our Struggle” details the past work of the Poale Tsion in Poland, and situates the current unfolding struggle in Nazi occupied Poland, with chapters devoted to the underground and obituaries of fallen comrades. Second edition, with extended content, published in Buenos Aires. First edition, 1941, published in New York. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Poland. Pages uncut, never read. Scarce. Wraps lightly worn; otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (HOLO2-108-5A) (ID #32699) $75.00.
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  109. Weinberg, Abraham A. PSYCHOSOCIOLOGY OF THE IMMIGRANT; AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE PROBLEMS OF ADJUSTMENT OF JEWISH IMMIGRANTS INTO PALESTINE BASED ON REPLIES TO AN ENQUIRY CONDUCTED AMONG IMMIGRANTS FROM HOLLAND. Jerusalem, Israel Institute Of Folklore And Enthnology, 1949. Paperback, 111, xlix pages, 8vo. In English and Hebrew. Series: Jerusalem. Israel Institute of Folklore and Ethnology, Social studies,; v.2; Variation: Jerusalem.; Israel Institute of Folklore and Ethnology.; Social studies; v.2.SUBJECT (S): Jews in Palestine. Palestine -- Emigration and immigration. Note(s): Added title page and text in Hebrew, with summary in English. Bibliography: pages xlviii-xlix. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Light staining and previous owner's name in pen on cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Holo2-15-7) (ID #23720) $100.00.
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  111. AHDUT HA-`AVODAH: KOVETS. Yafo: Ahadut Ha-avoda, 1919. Bound in later wrappers. Large 8vo. 133 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Ahdut ha-Avodah (“Unity of Labor”) was an Israeli socialist party founded in 1919. Title page in facsimile. First page soiled and wrinkled with a small tear. Some pages uncut. Soil to margins. Interior in good condition. (HEB-5-10) (ID #19396) $50.00.
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  113. Levisohn, Shlomo; Jacob Kaplan. ERETS KEDUMIM KOLEL GELILOT ERETS YISRA'EL [PART ONE ONLY]. Vilna; M. Man Ve-S. Zimel, 1839. Later Cloth. 12mo. XL, 187, [10] pages. 19 cm. In Hebrew and German. Eretz Kedumim (Geography of the Land of Israel). Part one only, descriptive list of towns and villages A-J (ending with Jeter). Vinograd Vilna 431. Added title page: Erez kedumim, das Land des Alterthums; oder, Alphabetisch geordnete Geographie Pala¨tinas und der Umgegend. First edition published in 1819 under title: Mehkere Erets. This work deals with the various locales of the Holy Land in alphabetical order, drawing on Biblical and Talmudic, as well as non-Jewish sources. The book bears a letter of endorsement from Mordechai Aaron Ginzburg, a religious maskil (enlightened Jew). According to Ginzburg, Kaplan revised the work of Lewisohn (Vienna, 1819), adding entries Lewisohn neglected. On prefatory pages 31-38, Kaplan reproduces the commentary of the Vilna Gaon ('Shenoth Eliyahu') to the Mishnah, Shevi’ith 9: 2, adding German translation of the Mishnah and notes to the Gaon’s commentary. Subjects: Palestine - Historical geography. Bible. Old Testament - Geography. Oclc lists 18 copies. Minor soiling to title page, light soiling throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (RAB-56-10) (ID #32627) $95.00.
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  115. KILLARNEY UNSWEETENED EVAPORATED FULL CREAM MILK. Tel Aviv, No Date (ca. 1930). Ca. 24 x 36 inches. Unusual Irish-Israeli item. Center crease, faint stain, professionally linenbacked for preservation. Beautiful period piece! About Very Good Condition. $1000.00.
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  117. Yaari-Poleskin, Jacob. HOLMIM VE-LOHAMIM. Petah Tikvah; Sh. Z. Gisin, 1922. Later cloth. 4to. XIV, 348, [127] pages. 28 cm. First edition. ‘Dreamer and Fighters: Paintings and Notes from the Life and Activity of the Creators of the New Jewish Yishuv in the Land of Israel, 1871-1921’; a collection of 59 vignettes of early Zionist pioneers (of the first and second Aliyah); an apparently important volume, it was distributed as a Zionist youth educational volume throughout the world, and was published subsequently in many editions from 1922 until the authors death in 1941. Poleskin was born in the Ukraine in 1886 and relocated to Palestine in 1905, he worked on some of the earliest kibbutzim, though found himself exiled to America during the first world war, and happened to write much of the book in the Dakotas of the United States; he returned to Palestine in 1920, and wrote as a overseas journalist for the Forverts; this volume includes an early monograph on the poet Bialik. Subjects: Jews - Palestine - Biography. Palestine - Biography. Jews - Biography. Zionists - Biography. OCLC lists 26 copies. Endpages and cloth soiled; title page torn down center, without text loss; otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (SPEC-36-59) (ID #32147) $125.00.
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  119. Berab, Jacob Ben Hayyim. ZIMRAT HAARES -THE SONG OF THE LAND. Sydney: Cloister Press For The Hebrew Society Of The University Of Sydney, 1977. Hardcover, x, 30 pages, 8vo, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Israel -- Tiberias -- History -- 18th century. Rabbis -- Israel -- Tiberias -- Biography. Abulafia, Hayyim, ca. 1660-1744. Tiberias (Israel) -- History. Translation of: Zimrat ha-arets. "Translated and edited by Alan D. Crown"--P. Iv. Limited edition of 200 copies. Bibliography on pages 25-29. Other Titles: Song of the land. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Signed by author. Light wear. Light staining to back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-9-28) (ID #23977) $50.00.
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  121. Berab, Jacob Ben Hayyim and Alan D. Crown. SEFER ZIMRAT HA-ARETS VE-HU SHEVAH VE-ZIMRAH U-MAASEH RAV MAZKIR MAASE NISIM NITHAVU ME-HADASH BA-IR TEVERYAH. Sydney: Cloister Press, 1977. Hardcover, 32 pages, some illustration, 8vo, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Israel -- Tiberias -- History -- 18th century. Rabbis -- Israel -- Tiberias -- Biography. Named Person: Zahir al-Umar, fl. 1750-1775. Abulafia, Hayyim, ca. 1660-1744. Geographic: Tiberias (Israel) - History. Other Titles: Zimrat ha-arets; Zimrat ha'ares; Song of the land. Signed by author. Light wear. Light staining on back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-9-29) (ID #23978) $50.00.
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  123. Cahan, Abraham. PALESTINE: A BAZUKH IN YOHR 1925 UN IN 1929. New York: Forverts Assoc, 1934. Cloth, 8vo. 426 pages. In Yiddish. Photo illustrations. First edition. Yiddish newspaper article laid in. SUBJECT (S): Palestine – description and travel. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Cahan (1860-1951) was born near Vilna. After the assassination of the Czar, he fled to the United States, where later lectured on Marxism, worker organization, and other political topics. He also founded and edited the Yiddish-language Jewish Daily Forward, and also wrote well-received fiction. (myjewishlearning.com) Ex library with stamps on end papers and title page and catalog number written in white on spine, very good condition. (MX-8-3) (ID #18926) $75.00.
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  125. David, Itzhac. TOLDOT YEHUDE KAVKAZ BE-ERETS YISRAEL. No Place: Kavkasiyoni, 1982. Paperback, 8vo. 451 Pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews, Caucasian – Palestine – history; Palestine – ethnic relations. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. English title: The history of the Caucasian Jews in palestine. Slight edgewear. Good+ condition. (ComHist-9-17) (ID #19987) $75.00.
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  127. Hebrew University (Jerusalem). INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS 1932/33. Jerusalem: Azriel Press, 1932. Later cover, 12mo, 22 pages, 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Universites -- Programmes d’etudes. Universites -- Conditions d’admission. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Clermont fd-bciu lettr/scihum). Light wear. Very good condition. (Heb-20-7) (ID #26922) $50.00.
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  129. Hebrew University Jerusalem. THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY JERUSALEM: YEARBOOK 1927-28 AND 1928-29. Jerusalem; Hebrew University Jerusalem, 1929. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 120 pages. 23 cm. First edition. 1 volume. Appendix containing 4 fold out tables with university budget information. The Hebrew University “The first university established in Israel. The establishment of an institute of higher learning in Eretz Israel was first proposed by Hermann Schapira in 1884 at the Kattowitz Conference of the Hovevei Zion, and again at the first Zionist Congress in 1897. A few years later, a group of young Zionists were inspired by Chaim Weizmann, then a teacher at the University of Geneva, to make the foundation of such an institution a primary aim of the Zionist movement. The group, which included Martin Buber and Berthold Feiwel, brought the question before the Congress of 1901, and Herzl submitted a petition to the Ottoman sultan for permission to establish a university in Jerusalem. The Congress of 1913 appointed a committee, including Weizmann and Judah L. Magnes of America, to execute the project, but the outbreak of World War I prevented action. While the war with the Turks was still being waged, Weizmann, who had come to Eretz Israel as head of the Zionist Commission after the issue of the Balfour Declaration, initiated the establishment of the university. On July 24, 1918, 12 foundation stones of the university were laid on Mount Scopus, north of the Old City of Jerusalem. This site, incomparable in beauty and impressiveness, had been acquired before the war by Isaac Goldberg from the estate of an English lawyer, Sir John Gray-Hill. The view commanded on one side the Holy City and Bethlehem, and on the other the rugged landscape of the Wilderness of Judea, the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and the Mountains of Moab. Weizmann, the only speaker at the ceremony, concluded: "Here, out of the misery and the desolation of war, is being created the first germ of a new life. … In this university we have gone beyond restoration; we are creating during the war something which is to serve as symbol of a better future. In the university the wandering soul of Israel will reach its haven.” There was an interval of seven years before any faculty of the university could be opened. The first lecture was given in 1923 by Albert Einstein on his theory of relativity, and he spoke the first sentences in Hebrew, which was to be the language of teaching. He was dedicated to the university, and had accompanied Weizmann to the United States in 1921 to apprise American Jewry of its significance. It was decided that, before undergraduate teaching was initiated, work should be in postgraduate studies and scientific research. Three tiny institutes of research were opened, in Jewish studies, chemistry, and microbiology. The university was to develop in two directions: on the one hand, it should be the center where the Hebrew tradition would be molded in its original language and in the light of general humanities; on the other, it should be a center of research in the natural and medical sciences, which would help the regeneration of the land. The former development was the work of Magnes, who settled in Jerusalem in 1923, and devoted himself to bringing the university into being. Weizmann and committees in England and the United States launched the effort for scientific research. The university was opened on April 1, 1925, by Arthur Balfour, at an impressive ceremony attended by the High Commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel, General Allenby, Chaim Weizmann, Ch. N. Bialik, Ahad Ha-Am, and Chief Rabbi Kook” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Palestine – Education. Zionism. Hebrew University. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Edgwear and light age toning. Staining to title page from old staples. Lower fore edge corner bumped with small open tear to wrapper. Good + condition. (ZION-3-5) (ID #32375) $125.00.
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  131. Katznelson-Shazar, Rachel. VOS ARBETORINS DERTSEYLN: A ERETS-YISROEL BUKH. Tel-aviv, New York: Pioneer Women's Organization, 1931. Cloth, 8vo. 370 pages. In Yiddish. Photograph illustration plates. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Women – Palestine; Working class women – Palestine; Jewish women – Palestine. Covers a little worn, text clean, good condition. (HEB-3-1) (ID #19138) $100.00.
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  133. Keneset Yisrael Be-Erets-Yisrael.; United Nations. LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN PALESTINE: MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PALESTINE ON BEHALF OF THE VAAD LEUMI, GNERAL COUNCIL OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF PALESTINE. Jerusalem, 1947. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 45 Pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Palestine -- Politics and government -- 1917-1948. OCLC lists: 5 copies worldwide. In very good condition. (MX-18-19) (ID #21521) $50.00.
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  135. Merkaz Hinukh Ha-Torah (Tel Aviv). MERKAZ HINUKH HA-TORAH BE-ERETS YISRAEL. Tel Aviv, 1937? Softcover, 8vo, 45, 9 pages. Includes illustrations, many photos. 18 x 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Education -- Israel. Title on cover. Title on added title page: Mercaz Hinuch Hatorah, Centre of Torah Education in Palestine. Hebrew, English and Yiddish. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandies and Florida). Bumped edges. Bound with string. Otherwise good condition. (Heb-15-6) (ID #25825) $100.00.
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  137. Naphtali, Fritz; Alfred Bonné; Ernst Kahn; Richard Kauffmann; Leo Kaufmann; Ernst Lehmann; Ludwig Neuman; Britschgi-Schimmer. HOUSING IN JEWISH PALESTINE. Jerusalem; Jewish Agency For Israel. Economic Research Institute, 1938. Softbound. 8vo. 198 pages. 24 cm. Published at the Haaretz Press in Tel Aviv in 1938, this collection of detailed research on the situation, financing, and development of housing in Palestine, and steps for improvement and proposals to be undertaken, is an interesting period document. Undoubtedly, many of the proposals for settlements, for improved workers housing, and financial prerequisites for continued development, were engaged and undertaken over the next period of years. The Jewish Agency for Israel was a philanthropic agency founded in 1929 to help encourage settlement in Palestine, but also acted in the later 30’s and 40’s as a major broker for state formation. Assistance was given by the Jewish Agency for Israel in helping rescue those immigrating from Nazi Europe, and this assistance was much more pronounced with the situation of immigrant survivors and displaced persons after the war. Subjects: Housing - Palestine. Jews - Palestine. Original covers detached but laid in book. Light ageing to work, all edges lightly bumped. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-92-23) (ID #29645) $50.00.
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  139. Pinski, Sh. [Shamai]. HALUTSIM. London: Hoyptburo Funm Keren-Ha-Yesod, 1922. Original wraps. 8vo. 32 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Early British Zionist pamphlet on Chalutzim (Pioneers) in Eretz Yisroel, published by Karen Hayesod in London; written by “Shamai Pinsky (Kiev 1882 – Jerusalem 1941) poet, journalist, Zionist activist. Active in London and Romania. Moved to Jerusalem in 1939.” (National Library of Israel archives) Subjects: Halutzim. OCLC lists 4 copies (Bar Ilan, Ben Gurion, Natl Libr Israel, Univ Haifa), none outside Israel. Edges worn to wraps, minor chipping to edges of back wrap, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MX-36-2) (ID #31166) $100.00.
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  141. Sharnopolsky, S. GUIDE TO PALESTINE: PALESTINE, LAND OF HEALTH RESORTS. Tel-Aviv; Hashachar, 1935. Original Boards. 8vo. [344] pages (with various paginations). 24 cm. Illustrated. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Includes a short dictionary in Spanish, Russian, Italian, German, French, English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew. Many period advertisements in English and Hebrew. Descriptions of tourist attractions, Jewish cultural figures, and history in the Middle East and Palestine. Subjects: Jews -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century. Health resorts -- Palestine. Palestine -- Guidebooks. Palestine -- Tours. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. (Brooklyn College, Yeshiva Univ, Emory Univ, Brandeis, Cleveland Public Library, NYPL, GW Univ, Natl. Libr. Of Israel.) Ex-library with minimal markings. Some shelf wear and age toning. Back strip is chipped on top and bottom edge. Good + condition. (ZION-3-7) (ID #32377) $55.00.
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  143. Tolkowsky, Samuel. TOLDOT YAFO. Tel Aviv: Devir, 1926. Later cloth, 8vo, viii, 158 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Mahleket “Umah va-Arets”; 2. SUBJECT(S): Jaffa. Yisrael Friedman’s copy. Wear to cover binding. Light chipping and bumping to cover corners and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-4) (ID #26920) $100.00.
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  145. Yehoash (Bloomgarden, Solomon). FUN NYU-YORK BIZ REHOVOT UN TSURIK [THREE VOLUME SET]. New York; Hebrew Publishing Co, 1917-18. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 217; 205; 230 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Cover illustrated by S. Raskin. “From New York to Rehovot and Back”, the travel narrative and memoir of Yehoash in three volumes. “YEHOASH (pseudonym of Yehoash Solomon Bloomgarden; 1872–1927), Yiddish poet and translator. Yehoash was born in Virbalen, Lithuania, and as a boy he read maskilic literature as well as studying Torah with his father, briefly attending the yeshivah of Volozhin, only to begin a career as a Hebrew poet. At the age of 17 he took his first Hebrew poems to Warsaw, where I. L. Peretz encouraged him to continue writing Hebrew and Yiddish lyrics. The following year Yehoash immigrated to the U. S. He made no headway either as a Hebrew poet or in various callings – bookkeeping, tailoring, peddling, and Hebrew teaching. For a decade he faced severe privations until he contracted tuberculosis and went to the Denver Sanatorium for Consumptives in 1900 to recuperate. There he remained for almost ten years, maturing as a Yiddish poet, publishing his poems, ballads, fables, and translations in leading dailies, periodicals, and literary almanacs. In his early 30s, he undertook to translate the Bible into a modern Yiddish which would combine scholarly precision with simple idiomatic language, a task to which he devoted the rest of his life. While at work on this translation, he prepared, together with Charles D. Spivak, his physician and the co-founder of the sanatorium, a Yiddish dictionary, first published in 1911, which defined about 4, 000 Hebrew and Aramaic words used in Yiddish and which went through many editions as a basic reference work. Returning to New York in 1909, Yehoash had to struggle to make a living, even though his fame was worldwide and Yiddish periodicals in many lands gladly published his contributions. In January 1914, he left for Erez Israel and settled in Rehovot. He mastered classical Arabic and translated portions of the Koran and Arabian tales into Yiddish. When the Ottoman Empire entered World War I, he returned to New York and published the story of his experiences in three volumes of travel sketches, Fun New York biz Rekhovot un Tsurik (‘From New York to Rehovot and Back, ’ 1917–18; Eng. The Feet of the Messenger, 1923). His sojourn in Erez Israel as well as his knowledge of Arabic proved useful to him in his work on the translation of the Bible. Although he had published a Yiddish rendering of several biblical books including Isaiah and Job in 1910, he realized the inadequacy of this initial attempt and began anew. His more adequate rendering, starting with Genesis, appeared in installments in the New York daily Der Tog from 1922. At the time of his death only the Pentateuch translation had been published, but the rest of the biblical books were printed from his manuscripts. His version was hailed as a contribution of national significance. The translator drew upon idiomatic treasures of various Yiddish dialects, upon the Khumesh-Taytsh (the Old Yiddish, word-for-word translation of Pentateuch), vocabulary used by melammedim in Ashkenazi schools for many generations, and expressions of the Ze'enah u-Re'enah (Tsene-Rene), with its archaic patina. Yehoash was thus able to retain the rhythm and flavor of the Hebrew to a larger extent than preceding Bible translators. The two-volume edition, with parallel Hebrew and Yiddish texts, distributed in tens of thousands of copies, became a standard work for Yiddish-speaking homes throughout the world. In 1949, Mordecai Kosover edited Yehoash's notes to the Bible, which afforded an insight into the translator's many years of wrestling with the sacred text. Yehoash, who also translated Longfellow's Hiawatha and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam into Yiddish, was far ahead of his time in terms of his own poetry. When the first edition of his Gezamelte Lider (‘Collected Poems’) appeared in 1907, he was widely hailed as a first-rank artist. His lyrics were reprinted in anthologies and school texts, and were translated into many languages. An English translation, Poems of Yehoash, by Isidore Goldstick, appeared in 1952, and a Hebrew version (1957) was a cooperative venture by a number of significant Hebrew writers, including Jacob Fichmann and Dov Sadan. Yehoash's two later lyric volumes (1919 and 1921) linked him with Inzikhism, the modernist trend of introspection in post-World War I Yiddish poetry, the leaders of which acclaimed him as their forerunner. Yehoash gave expression in his lyrics to his awareness of a divine force permeating the universe. He re-imagined in verse biblical and post-biblical legends, tales from medieval Jewish chronicles, and hasidic lore, versified fables from the Talmud, Aesop, La Fontaine, and Lessing, and created new fables of his own. He wrote romantic, ghostly ballads, but he also felt the spell of Peretz, his lifelong friend, and strove for classical purity and perfection in rhythm and rhyme. Yehoash also influenced American Jewish poetry in English, notably the modernist work of Louis Zukofsky.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Yiddish literature - Palestine. Palestine -Description and travel. Authors, Yiddish - New York (State) - Biography. Authors, Yiddish - Israel - Biography. Light wear to cloth, light soiling to outer edges, endpapers starting on volume 3, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-16-10) (ID #30811) $75.00.
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  147. Jewish National Fund. LAND AND LIFE; GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR [WINTER 1950-51]. New York; Jewish National Fund Of America, 1950-1951. Original Wrappers. Quarto. 56 pages. 33 cm. Serial Publication. Commemorative issue for the fiftieth anniversary of the Jewish National Fund. Includes an extensive amount of optimistic literature of future proposals, already realized projects, and calls for renewed financial assistance to the land-reclamation and new development projects under the auspices of the Jewish National Fund. Includes dozens of period photographs, descriptions of proposals, life in settlements founded with financial assistance from the JNF, and biographies of American supporters. Subjects: Jewish National Fund - Periodicals. Zionism - Periodicals. Israel - Periodicals. Light wear to covers, creased in center, outer edges lightly bumped. Clean and fresh. Good condition. (HOLO2-95-20) (ID #29363) $75.00.
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  149. Peskin, A. and Jossi Stern. THE FOREST OF THE DEFENDERS. Jerusalem, Head Office Of The J. N. F, 1948/49 [5709]. Original Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. 77 pages. Illus. Music. 21 cm. In English with Hebrew title atop title page. “Material, designated for children and youth, dedicated to the great task of afforestation - in memory of our fallen heroes, who died for the freedom of Israel.” –Title page. Includes stories, a play for children, and songs with music. Also issued in Yiddish under the title: “Ya'ar ha-maginim.” OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide. Invisiblle binding repair, edges sunned and bumped. Internal pages are bright and clean. Good+ Condition. (HOLO2-101-30) (ID #30355) $50.00.
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  151. Tauber, Esther. MOLDING SOCIETY TO MAN: ISRAEL’S NEW ADVENTURE IN COOPERATION. New York, Bloch Publishing Co, 1955. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 151, [4] pages. 22 cm. Signed, “with compliments Esther Tauber” in year of publication on front end paper. Taubler was an exile writer“This book tells the story of the reconstruction and rebirth of Israel through a new adventure in pioneering and cooperation.” –Introductory Note. CONTENTS: Ideological Forerunners – Birth of the Cooperative Settlement – The Settlements Become Social Movements – The Kibbutz: An Agrarian Revolution – Idealism Versus Economic Solvency – The Collective and the Individual – The Settlements as a Social Laboratory – From Settlement to Cooperative Agriculture – Toward and Integrated Economy – The Outlook for Tomorrow. SUBJECT (S): Agriculture, Cooperative -- Palestine. Cooperation -- Palestine. Preface by Horace M. Kallen. Stain to front cover. Binding tight; internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-38-18) (ID #30987) $75.00.
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  153. United Nations Secretary-General; Interim Committee Of The General Assembly Sub-Committee On International Co-Operation In The Political Field. ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE OF UNITED NATIONS COMMISSIONS: UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PALESTINE. Lake Success, NY; United Nations, 1949. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 34 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Part 3 of a 12 volume set regarding United Nations organization and procedure. This volume outlines the internal procedure, organizational structure, method of operation, and constitutional origin of The United Nations Special Committee on Palestine. “UNSCOP, abbreviation of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, appointed by the General Assembly of the United Nations at a special meeting convened in April 1947 at the request of the British government. The committee consisted of 11 members, representing the governments of Australia, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Guatemala, India, Iran, The Netherlands, Peru, Sweden, Uruguay, and Yugoslavia. In their report, published in August 1947, the majority recommended the partitioning of Palestine into an independent Jewish state, an independent Arab state, and an internationalized ‘corpus separatum’ for the city of Jerusalem. This recommendation was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 29, 1947.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: United Nations -- Commissions. Spine rebacked. Small library stamp on inside cover. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (HOLO2-109-55) (ID #32264) $50.00.
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  155. Universitah Ha-`ivrit Bi-Yerushalayim. RESHIMAT HA-PIRSUMIM HA-MAD`IIM SHEL HA-`AOVDIM HA-AKADIMAYIM: BIMAD`EI HA-RUAH, MISHPATIM, MATHIMATIKAH, VIMAD`EI-HA-TEVA, VHAKLA`OTH 1946-1952. Jerusalem: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1953. Paper wrappers, 12mo. 190 pages. From the very beginnings of the State of Israel. SUBJECT (S): Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim – bibliography. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. English title: A list of publications in humanities, law, science and agriculture, 1946-1952, by members of the Academic staff. Ex library, good condition. (BIB-5-34) (ID #20087) $50.00.
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  157. PROGRAM OF THE ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED JEWISH APPEAL SATURDAY DECEMBER 14 AND SUNDAY DECEMBER 15TH, 1957 WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY. United Jewish Appeal, 1957. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 10 pages. Cover photograph of a survivor with tattoo holding her newborn baby. Pen mark on cover, Stain to corner of covers and pages. Good + condition. (SEF-35-8) (ID #25342) $50.00.
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  159. TIME TO BUILD! NEW YORK ACHOOZA ALEPH INCORPORATED. ONE UNION SQUARE NEW YORK CITY. SUMMER 1930. TO ALL NATIONALLY INCLINED JEWS. New York: New York Achooza Aleph, Inc, 1930. Wrappers, 8vo. 14, 21 pages. In Hebrew and English. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Illustrated with maps and charts. The Achooza was an organization of about 300 members formed to purchase land in bulk in Israel; its declared aim was to “redeem eretz Yisroel and to settle Jews therein on a respectable and independent basis.” None of the Achooza organizations succeeded in establishing permanent settlements. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Soil to covers; otherwise, very good condition. Scarce. (HEB-5-9) (ID #19395) $125.00.
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  161. [United Jewish Appeal]. HOW TO HELP BRING OUT 100,000 FROM EASTERN EUROPE IN 1959 AND HELP 580,000 OTHERS…. New York; [United Jewish Appeal], [1959]. Quad-fold brochure. 1 leaf. 19 cm. Illustrated. First edition. A brochure for United Jewish Appeal canvassing volunteers. Makes reference to the large influx of Eastern European immigrants to Israel in 1958 and 59. Includes a list of basic facts regarding Israel, as well cartoon illustrated tips for canvassing. United Jewish Appeal, originally formed in 1939, was a large Jewish Philanthropic umbrella organization until merging with the Council of Jewish Federations and United Israel Appeal, Inc in 1999. Subjects: Israel – Immigration. Charity – Eastern Europe. OCLC lists no copies. Light edge wear, with very small stain near top edge. Very good condition. Rare. (ZION-3-12) (ID #32382) $100.00.
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  163. Aliyah Chadasha. STATEMENT OF POLICY. Tel Aviv: No Publisher, 1946. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 11 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Zionism; Aliyah Chadasha. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Darkened, pen scribble inside front cover, and in text on pages two and three, very good condition. (GER-22-6) (ID #20348) $75.00.
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  165. American Emergency Committee For Zionist Affairs. THE ZIONIST POSITION: A STATEMENT SUBMITTED TO THE DELEGATES TO THE AMERICAN JEWISH CONFERENCE, AUGUST 29TH, 1943. New York: American Emergency Committee For Zionist Affairs, 1943. Original Wrappers. 4to. 20 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Zionist statement presented during the August 29, 1943 American Jewish Conference. The August conference marked a shift in the approval of Zionist ideas by participating members and prompted the American Jewish Committee to leave the conference. (EJ 2007) “After the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, the American Emergency Committee (Council after 1943) for Zionist Affairs (ECZA) began to function. ZOA [Zionist Organization of America] representatives on the ECZA occupied the front rank in the political struggles and achievements of that period.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Zionism. American Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs. American Jewish Conference. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. (Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Hebrew Univ, Weizmann Institute.), non ein New York. Spine rebacked. Light rubbing to wrappers, with small ink stain near top right corner of front wrapper. Very good condition. (HOLO2-109-9) (ID #32243) $250.00.
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  167. American Jewish Committee. PROGRAM AND POLICY. New York; American Jewish Committee, [1948]. Original Wrappers. 16mo. [10] pages. This small brochure is an outline of the Program and Policy of the American Jewish Committee in the post-war period, outlined in four areas: Combating Prejudice, Working for Jews Abroad, Palestine, Jewish Adjustment in America. In detail are listed the need for redress of U. S. Immigration laws to help assist displaced persons, the need to prosecute nazis and return stolen property to Jewish survivors in Europe, to assist in helping Jews who would like to settle in Palestine to do so, as well as combating anti-semitism and prejudice both domestically and abroad. Subjects: Jews - United States. Holocaust. OCLC lists one copy (HUC). Lightly aged, with light soiling to back cover. Clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-96-20) (ID #29449) $100.00.
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  169. American Zionist Emergency Council. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PALESTINE. New York; American Zionist Emergency Council, [1946?]. Original Wrappers. 12mo. [10] pages. 17 cm. Informational pamphlet published widely with different attribution, this edition published by the American Zionist Emergency Council. The council, originally named the Zionist Organization of America, formed as a representative and lobbying group for American Jews. The pamphlet addresses Jewish and Arab relations, allocation and use of natural resources in Palestine, and American policy regarding Palestine. Subjects: Jews -- Palestine. OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Age toning and shelf wear. Very good condition. Rare. (ZION-3-10) (ID #32380) $100.00.
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  171. Anglo-Jewish Association. MEMORANDUM APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL 22ND JANUARY, 1946-5706 FOR SUBMISSION TO THE ANGLO-AMERICAN COMMITTEE OF ENQUIRY. London; Office Of The Anglo-Jewish Association, 1946. Original Wrappers. 4to. 22 pages. 26 cm. First edition. A memorandum by the Anglo-Jewish Association to the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry regarding the settlement of Jews in the British Mandate of Palestine. Recommends that the committee take into account a variety of humanitarian crises faced by Jews emigrating post-war. Strongly supporting the formation of a new state in Palestine, and including provisions for a possible constitution implemented by a new government in the British Mandate of Palestine. The Anglo-American Committee was formed to address the many questions and conflicts of Jewish immigration into the British Mandate of Palestine in 1946. Subjects: Jews -- Palestine. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. (Johns Hopkins, HUC, Univ. Of Utah, Natl. Libr. Of Israel, Natl. Libr. Of Scotland, Oxford.), only 3 in the US and none in the Northeast. Light age toning. Spine Rebacked in original wrappers. Very Good condition. (HOLO2-109-3) (ID #32232) $200.00.
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  173. David, Ben. LETTER TO A ZIONIST FRIEND. New York; Jewish Pamphlet Library, 1937. Original Wrappers. 12mo. 31 pages. 18 cm. First edition. Hitler-era pamphlet containing reprinted letter to a friend of the author. Calling for a “unity of action” and reexamination of Zionist policies in Palestine and by other organizations in the Diaspora. “I have written at such great length only to clarify my present attitudes and to express my criticism of Zionist tactics and leadership today. As one who is deeply attached to the Jewish Yishub in Palestine I must express my extreme disfavor with the turn of events in Palestine. Only when Zionist leadership will abandon its pro-British policies and will realize that the solution of the Jew in Palestine lies in cooperation and unity with the Arab on equal grounds, will the safety of the Jewish Yishub be esured.” (Page 31) Subjects: Zionism -- Controversial literature. Zionism. Jewish-Arab relations. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Spine rebacked. Mimimal library markings, very light shelf wear. Last page has a tear through the text, but is still readable. Previous tape repairs to last page, otherwise good condition. (HOLO2-109-37) (ID #32255) $100.00.
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  175. Fineshriber, William H, Hyman J. Schachtel, Felix A. Levy, David Polish. ARE ZIONISM AND REFORM JUDAISM INCOMPATIBLE?: PAPERS READ AT CONVENTION OF THE CENTRAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN RABBIS, JUNE 24, 1943, NEW YORK, N.Y. New York; Central Conference Of American Rabbis, 1943. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 66 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Four Holocaust-era essays on the subject by Fineshriber and Schachtel, who argue that the two are incompatible, and by Levy and Polish, who argue the other position. Subjects: Zionism. Reform Judaism. Spine rebacked. Light age toning. Light library markings. Small tear to top fore edge corner of back wrapper. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (HOLO2-109-60) (ID #32493) $75.00.
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  177. Graeber, Isacque. THE TRUTH ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM: ITS RELIGIOUS, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ASPECTS. New York; Council For Social Action Of The Congregational Christian Churches, 1946. Original Wrappers. 12mo. 28 pages. 19 cm. Reprint from Social Action Magazine (January, 1946). Written by a refugee French-Jewish historian living in brooklyn, this essay, with photographs, is a detailed overview of contemporary manifestations of anti-semitism in Europe and North America. The overall aim of the pamphlet is to support an ongoing and resolute struggle against fascism and anti-semitism, as well as to open up Palestine as a state for settlement. Subjects: United States of America; social conditions and relations; ethnic groups, race; Jews; general. OCLC lists 4 copies (Int Inst Social Hist, Tel Aviv Univ, HUC, Bates Coll). Institutional stamps on cover. Clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-96-9/A) (ID #29438) $125.00.
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  179. Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America. STATEMENT TO THE ANGLO-AMERICAN COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY. [New York]; Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America, 1946. Original Wrappers. 4to. 33 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Outlines Hadassah’s numerous programs including healthcare initiatives, child welfare work and the Youth Aliyah vocational program. This statement to the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, while also giving a succinct and well balanced history of Hadassah’s humanitarian work, is explicit in its call for the establishment of a new Jewish state in Palestine. “In presenting this report Hadassah’s purpose is not to show the extent and quality of its work as an organization, but to indicate how that work has aided Palestine in its growth and modernization since Great Britain and the nations of the world made their pledge to the Jewish people in the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate. Based on this solemn covenant and confident that the civilized world, having fought a war for justice and right, will insist that that covenant be carried out to end the homelessness of the Jewish people, the Jewish women of America represented by Hadassah will continue their unremitting efforts to help recreate Palestine, the Jewish National Home as a democratic Jewish Commonweath.” (Page 32) The Anglo-American Committee was formed to address the many questions and obstacles of Jewish immigration into the British Mandate of Palestine in 1946. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide. (Columbia, Brandeis, HUC, Natl. Libr. Of Israel.) Subjects: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Zionism. Palestine. Spine rebacked. Bright and fresh. Very Good condition. (HOLO2-109-6) (ID #32235) $100.00.
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  181. Jacob A Arikha. RESTORATION OF PLACE-NAMES IN ERETZ ISRAEL: HOW THE SETTLEMENTS ON THE LAND OF THE KEREN KAYEMETH LEISRAEL. Jerusalem: Jewish National Fund, 1937. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 47 Pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Names, Geographical -- Palestine. In good condition. (MX-18-17) (ID #21519) $50.00.
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  183. Jewish Agency For Israel. STATISTICAL TABLES ON THE DISTRIBUTION, MIGRATION AND NATURAL INCREASE OF THE JEWS IN THE WORLD: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO JEWISH ACTIVITIES IN PALESTINE. Jerusalem; Jewish Agency For Palestine, Azriel Press, 1938. Original Wrappers, inside period folder. 4to. 12 pages. 27cm. First edition. Errata slip pasted in on page 11. 15 tables detailing statistics of Jewish population distribution, migration and agricultural output. Presumably an accompanying piece to the memorandum submitted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine recommending the resettlement of Jewish refugees in the British Mandate of Palestine. Subjects: Evian Conference (1938). Demography -- Jews. Jews -- Statistics. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. (Brandeis, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State, Hebrew Univ, Kinneret, Natl. Libr. Of Israel, Tel Aviv Univ, Ben Gurion Univ, Univ. Of Haifa.), none in New York. Spine rebacked, and loose inside stiff paper period folder. Small library stamps on front and inside of front wrapper. Previous reinforcement and repairs done to covers. Wrappers missing top and bottom fore edge cover corners. Externally fair. Internally, text and pages in very good condition. (HOLO2-109-10) (ID #32238) $125.00.
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  185. Jewish Agency For Palestine. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED AT 22ND WORLD ZIONIST CONGRESS. Washington D. C.; Jewish Agency For Palestine, 1946. Staple bound leaves. 4to. 7 pages. 28 cm. Mimeographed report with single-sided pages. Report of resolutions adopted by the congress including information on immigration, “denunciation of ‘unathorized bodies’,” revisionist roles with in the congress, education, and budgetary concerns. “The Congress met in Basle on Dec. 9–24, 1946, after World War II and the Nazi Holocaust, which had exterminated most of European Jewry. The yishuv had participated in the British war effort and had waged an armed struggle against White Paper restrictions. The Revisionists had returned to the Zionist Organization and were represented at the Congress. The Biltmore Program (1942) on the establishment of Palestine as a Jewish commonwealth had been approved as the program of the Zionist movement at the first international Zionist conference after the war (New York, 1945). The Anglo-American commission of inquiry (1946) had recommended, inter alia, the abolition of a number of existing restrictions and the settlement of 100, 000 Jews in Palestine. The British government had refused to accept these recommendations, and the armed resistance of the yishuv had increased. Leaders of the yishuv and the Jewish Agency had been arrested (1946). The Morrison-Grady plan for the cantonization of Palestine and its division into four districts (Jewish, Arab, Jerusalem, and Negev) had been announced. The British had proposed a Jewish-Arab conference in London to reach an agreed solution, and the release of the imprisoned Jewish leaders as a preliminary to this conference. The Congress was therefore faced with the necessity of taking a stand on both the Morrison-Grady proposal and the London Conference. Weizmann stressed the importance of the decision on the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine and the sympathy with which Zionism and the aspirations of the yishuv were regarded by President Truman and American opinion. The Congress approved the political program of the Zionist Organization "to establish a Jewish commonwealth integrated into the world democratic structure,” turned down the plan for the cantonization of Palestine, and also resolved that "in existing circumstances, the Zionist movement is unable to participate in the London Conference.” Weizmann, who was opposed to this last resolution and favored participation in the London Conference, resigned from the presidency, and for the first time in the history of the Zionist Organization the Congress failed to elect a new president.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Zionism. Zionist Congress (22nd 1946 Basle, Switzerland). No copies listed on OCLC. Older horizontal fold lines. Small American Jewish Committee library stamp on bottom left corner, with minimal library markings. Very good + condition. Rare and very important. (HOLO2-109-59) (ID #32266) $200.00.
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  187. Landau, Jacob. UNSERE EINSTELLUNG ZU EREZ ISRAEL. Frankfurt AM Main, Palästina-centrale Der Agudas Jisroel, 1928. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 32 pages. In German. Agudas Israel. Palästina-Centrale. Schriftenreihe, Nr. 2. SUBJECT (S): Jewish question. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (U of Amsterdam), and only 3 of any edition (1935 ed at Brandeis & Deutsche Nationalbibliothek). Very good condition. Scarce (MX-4-19) (ID #18391) $140.00.
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  189. Lazaron, Morris. HOMELAND OR STATE: THE REAL ISSUE. Baltimore: Maran, 1940. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 15 pages. Interesting Jewish anti-Zionist tract, calling for curtailment of Jewish emigration to Palestine (and acknowleging the large numbers of German Jews fleeing Nazism) and taking the position that Jews should demand full citizenship wherever they live, not try to make Palestine a Jewish state and encourage more Antisemitism. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (Florida, HUC). (P-2-52) Very Good condition. (ID #13153) $50.00.
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  191. League For Labor Palestine. THE RABBIS OF AMERICA TO LABOR PALESTINE. New York; League For Labor Palestine, 1935. Original Wrappers. 12 mo. 15 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Official endorsement of the Labor Palestine organization by a group of 241 American Reform Rabbis. Including letters of gratitude and acknowledgement by Labor Palestine. Subjects: Labor movement -- Palestine. Histadrut ha-kelalit shel ha-`ovdim be-Erets-Yisrael. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide. (HUC, UW Milwaukee, Natl. Libr. Of Israel.) Light age toning. Has some edge wear, with a few small tears along top edge. Good + condition. (ZION-3-11) (ID #32381) $100.00.
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  193. Learsi, Rufus. THE MACCABAEAN STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE. New York; Young Judaea, 1940. Original Wrappers. 12mo. 19 pages. 19 cm. First edition. 3 black and white illustrations depicting Judas’ leadership, 2 black and white contextual maps describing historic borders. Youth oriented pamphlet regarding the biblical history of Judas Maccabeus. Described internally as “one of a series of pamphlets on Jewish History, Zionism, and the Jewish Festivals.” “Founded in 1909 Young Judaea drew its members from Jewish students. The original group was led by Emanuel Neumann. It formulated as its goals the advancement of the cause of Zionism; furthering the mental, moral, and physical development of Jewish youth; and the promotion of Jewish cultural ideas in accordance with Jewish tradition. It was affiliated with the Zionist Organization of America and published a journal, the Young Judaean, originally edited by Henrietta Szold. In 1940 it came under the jurisdiction of the American Zionist Youth Commission, a joint effort of Hadassah and the ZOA and in 1967 became the sole responsibility of Hadassah. The first settlers in Israel from the Young Judaea movement arrived during World War I, among them members of the Jewish Legion. At its peak of membership (1948) Young Judaea had over 30, 000 members, but along with other Zionist groups in the U. S. It suffered a decline in membership following the establishment of the State of Israel. Each year thousands of young people age 8–18 attend its clubs, conventions, activities, and six summer camps including Tel Yehudah, the movement's senior leadership camp in Barryville, New York. Its Year Course program, founded in 1956, brings more than 400 young people annually to Israel during a "gap year" between high school and college, for a 10-month program of study, community volunteering, and intense engagement with Israeli society. A variety of other programs involve visits to Israel for high school and college students. The Hamagshimim program is for college students up to age 30. In 1973 a group of its members founded kibbutz Keturah in the Aravah.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Judas Maccabeus. Zionism – Youth. Young Judaea. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. (Natl. Libr. Israel, HUC.) Some light shelf wear and rubbing externally. Rubbing to pages 4 and 5, affecting text. Small horizontal margin tear, from front wrapper through page 8. Tear does not affect text. Text is clean and fresh. Good condition. (ZION-3-3) (ID #32373) $100.00.
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  195. Lipsky, Louis. A BATTLE OF DOCUMENTS. Washington, D. C.: The Zionist Organization Of America, 1942. Phamplet, 8vo. Pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Zionism -- History. Note: "Address at the joint session of the Convention of the Zionist Organization of America, and of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, October 1942."/ "Reprinted from The new Palestine, November 6, 1942."/ Cover title. OCLC lists: seven copies worldwide. In very good condition. (MX-18-29) (ID #21531) $50.00.
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  197. Magnus, Laurie. ZIONISM AND THE NEO-ZIONISTS. London: St. Clements Press, 1917. Wrappers; 12mo. 12 pages. Text on cover: "Reprinted in revised form from Aspects of the Jewish Question, Murray, 1902." Jewish question. Zionism. OCLC lists five copies worldwide. One-page essay titled "Zionism vs. Nationalism.” by Jacob H. Schiff laid in. Pages sunned; about a square inch of the upper left corner of the front cover torn off; otherwise good condition. (k-BR-3) (ID #14533) $50.00.
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  199. Montefiore, C. G. 1858-1938. (Claude Goldsmid). IS THERE A MIDDLE WAY? London: Jewish Religious Union For The Advancement Of Liberal Judaism, 1920. Pamphlet, 15 pages. Series: Papers for Jewish people; 23. An explanation of the positions of Liberal Judaism as compared with Orthodox and Traditional Judaism. Suggests a “Middle way” that would combine the best of both. Montefiore was one of the founders, in 1889 of the Jewish Quarterly Review. SUBJECT (S): Reform Judaism. OCLC lists only 7 copies worldwide. Cover tanned, stain and small crease to back cover. Text in very good condition. (RAB-42-6) (ID #24678) $50.00.
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  201. New Zionist Organization Of America. THE JEWISH LEGION AND THE PALESTINE QUESTION. New York; New Zionist Organization Of America, 1945. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 43 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era addresses delivered in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of the Jewish Legion in World War I. Largely motivated by Zionist aspirations, the Jewish Legion served in World War I fighting Ottoman forces. Initially assigned as support troops in the Gallipoli campaign the troops were later established as the British Army’s 38th through 42nd Battalions and faced combat in the Jordan Valley. The five battalions, organized by Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Joseph Trumpeldor, were disbanded in 1921. Addresses by: Col. Morris J. Mendelsohn, William B. Ziff, U. S. Senator Edwin C. Johnson, Louis Bromfield, U. S. Senator Owen Brewster, Rep. Emanuel Celler, and Col. John Henry Patterson, D. S. O. The New Zionist Organization of America was ideologically driven by Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s concepts of a nationalist and Maximalist Revisionist Zionism. Subjects: Jewish Legion. Jewish-Arab relations. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Spine rebacked. Light shelf wear. Small library stamp on inside cover with minimal library markings. Text is fresh and clean. Very good condition. (HOLO2-109-34) (ID #32480) $50.00.
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  203. Perlzweig, Maurice. ADDRESS BY DR. MAURICE L. PERLZWEIG CHAIRMAN, BRITISH SECTION OF THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS DELIVERED AT THE AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS SESSION SUNDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 11, 1940. AT THE HOTEL WILLARD, WASHINGTON. Washington, D. C.; American Jewish Congress, 1940. Original Paper Wrappers. 14 leaves. 38 cm. Single sided typed transcription report outlining the democratic and pragmatic proposals of the World Jewish Congress as regards Zionism and Palestine, with reference to work with various committees and organization in Europe, and the reciprocal help given between various Zionist organizations. Mention is made of the situation in Europe, prior to France being invaded, and overall the report is quite optimistic towards the constructive work ahead. Rabbi Maurice Perlzweig was a founder of the World Jewish Congress in 1936, and served as chairman of the British Section. At the end of 1940 Perlzweig was appointed director of the WJC international affairs department in New York. Subjects: American Jewish Congress. World Jewish Congress. Zionism. Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (LB-5-49) (ID #30764) $75.00.
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  205. Pinsker, Leon. AUTOEMANCIPATION [DANISH EDITION]. København; Dansk Zionistforening, 1935. Original Wraps. 8vo. 46 pages. 20 cm. First Danish edition. With a new foreword from the Dansk Zionistforening. Danish language edition of the famous early zionist pamphlet Auto-Emancipation (Selbstemanzipation), originally written in German by Russian-Polish Jewish doctor and activist Leo Pinsker in 1882. “The Zionist movement was introduced into Denmark in 1902 with the establishment of the Dansk Zionistforening. The World Zionist Congress headquarters moved to and operated from Copenhagen for the duration of the World War I period. Between 1933 and 1945 about 1, 700 potential pioneers and members of Youth Aliyah from Central European countries received agricultural training with Danish farmers. The Danmark Loge of the B'nai B'rith was founded in 1912.” (2008 EJ) Subjects: Antisemitism. Zionism. Jews - Legal status, laws, etc. Zionismus. Quelle. 1935. Dänemark. OCLC lists 8 copies. Light wear to wraps, wraps loose, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-28) (ID #32939) $100.00.
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  207. Schulchan, Jacob. DER ZIONISMUS UND SEINE ZUKUNFT SKIZZE UBER DEN STREIT ZWISCHEN DEN JUDEN UND ARABEN; ZIONISMUS ALS MESSIANISMUS. Warschau, Im Selbstverlag, 1932. Paper Wrappers, 16mo. 28 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Zionism. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (New York Public Library and New York University), none outside New York. Good Condition. (GER23-5) (ID #20326) $60.00.
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  209. Sherman, Charles B. THE COMMUNISTS IN PALESTINE: THE MUFTI'S MOSCOW ALLIES. New York: New World Press, 1939. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 29 pages. SUBJECT (S): Communism – Palestine – history; Palestine – politics and government – 1917-1948. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (AMR-23-2) (ID #19290) $100.00.
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  211. Simon, Leon. ZIONISM AND THE JEWISH PROBLEM. London: The Zionist, 1916. Softcover, 16 pages, 12mo, 21 cm. 2nd printing (1st is 1915) of Simon’s first Zionist book. Series: Zionist pamphlets; no. 1. Simon (1881–1965), was an “English Zionist leader, Hebrew writer, and British civil servant. Born in Southampton and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Oxford, in 1904 Simon entered the service of the General Post Office, becoming director of telegraphs and telephones (1931–35) and director of the savings bank (1935–44). For his services, he was knighted in 1944. Simon received a Jewish and Hebrew education from his father, a Manchester rabbi. He was particularly influenced by Ahad Ha-Am, who settled in London in 1907. He was also a member of the group of Zionists who were influenced by Chaim Weizmann and supported his political efforts during World War I that led to the Balfour Declaration (the Hebrew version of the Declaration was written by Simon). Simon was a member of the Zionist Commission that visited Palestine in 1918 and took part in laying the cornerstone of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Later he served as chairman of the university's Executive Council (1946–49) and Board of Governors (1950–53). In 1945–46 he was a member of the Commission of Inquiry into Jewish Education in Palestine, on behalf of the British government. The only Jew on the commission, Simon objected to the conclusion that English should be the language of instruction in higher education…. Simon was a brilliant writer in both English and Hebrew. He published essays and articles in English on Zionism and Hebrew culture and literature. Some of his essays were collected in Studies in Jewish Nationalism (1920). He edited the anthology Aspects of The Hebrew Genius: Essays on Jewish Literature and Thought (1910) and wrote The Case of the Anti-Zionists: A Reply (1917) and Zionism and the Jewish Problem (1918) [sic, 1915]. Together with Leonard Stein, he edited Awakening Palestine (1923). Simon's main work in English is his translation of Ahad Ha-Am's writings, which were first published in journals and later in books (a list of translations and their editions is to be found in Goell, Bibliography, 83–84). In collaboration with J. Heller, Simon wrote a book entitled Ahad Ha-Am: Asher Ginzburg (Heb, 1955; Eng, 1960), and together with I. Pograbinski he edited the second edition of Ahad Ha-Am's letters (6 vols, 1956–60).” He lived in Israel in the 1950s and 60s and held a number of posts in the Israeli government. (Kressel in EJ, 1977). SUBJECT(S): Zionism. Jewish question. Cover title. Wear to top left inch of cover and first page. Reform Rabbi Abraham Feldman’s copy, with his ownership signature on top right corner of cover. Very Good condition. (mx-31-3) (ID #25566) $125.00.
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  213. Smoli, Eliezer. THE YOUNG SAMSON OF GALILEE. New York; Hebrew Educators Committee For Labor Palestine, 1966. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 15 pages. 21 cm. Illustrated. First edition. Map of Galilee. Two black and white wood block illustrations. “This story is a translation from the Hebrew of Eliezer Smoli, one of the famous young writers in Eretz Yisrael. Smoli is a teacher and naturalist, as well as a writer. He teaches in a school of the Histadrut, the General Federation of Jewish Labor in Palestine. A great friend of children, he has taught for years in the pioneer settlements in the Valley of Jezreel and in Galilee. He is a lover of nature and knows every nook of the Valley Jezreel and Galilee. These are the motifs that inspired Smoli’s writings, which depict the life of the Chaluzim in Eretz Israel and the life of their children.” (Back wrapper) Subjects: Children. Eliezer Smoli. Bible. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide. (JTSA, Harvard, HUC) Light shelf wear. Small crease on front wrapper. Very good + condition. (ZION-3-14) (ID #32384) $55.00.
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  215. Spiers, F. S. (Frederick Solomon), 1875-1926. ZIONISM AND THE JEWISH RELIGION. London, Zionist Organisation, 1915. 16 p. 21 cm. Series: Zionist pamphlets. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Restoration. Judaism. Zionism. Cover-title. "First printed 1915 - reprinted, March 1918." Reform Rabbi Abraham Feldman’s copy, with his ownership signature on top right corner of cover. Very Good condition. (mx-31-6) (ID #25569) $70.00.
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  217. The New Zionist Organization Of America. EIGHT POLITICAL STATEMENTS BY THE NEW ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA ON THE JEWISH QUESTION AND THE PALESTINE SITUATION. New York; The New Zionist Organization Of America, 1944. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 36 pages. 21 cm. First edition. A Holocaust-era collection of eight previously published statements from The New Zionist Organization of America and the related American Resettlement Committee for Uprooted European Jewry describing opposition to the British White Paper and demanding a Jewish state in Palestine. Introduction by Jeanne Vladimir-Jabotinsky, the widow of Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Jabotinsky and his political followers advocated a nationalist Zionist program known as Revisionist-Zionism. Subjects: Revisionist Zionism. World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Some library markings, with reinforced library spine. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (HOLO2-109-35) (ID #32254) $75.00.
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  219. World Socialist Union Of Jewish Workers-Po'alei Zion. PROGRAM FUN DI SOTSYALISTISHE ORGANIZATSYON "POYLE TSIEN" FUN AMERIKA. Nyu York; Poyle Tsien Farlag, 1905. Original Wraps. 8vo. 24 pages. 23 cm. First appearance. Program of the Socialist Organization Poalei Zion of America. One of the first imprints of the Marxist-Zionist Poalei Zion in America, published in New York a year after the founding of a branch there. Program composed during the week long national conference in Baltimore in late December of 1905. A strongly socialist work, as indicated by these lines: “As socialists we participate in everything that leads to the liberation of the working masses together with all socialist organizations, so long as they do not contradict our national aspirations. … Poale Zionism strives, on the one hand, to inculcate class consciousness among the Jewish working class because of the professional and political struggle against capitalism.” With official stamp of the “Poali Zion” on front cover. Subjects: Labor Zionism. World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers-Po'alei Zion. Yiddish – Labor Zionism – America. Two listings on OCLC (HUC, NYPL). Rare. Light wear to edge of wraps, otherwise fresh. Very Good+ Condition. (YID-19-23) (ID #31068) $200.00.
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  221. Zionist Organization, Central Office. LA GRANDE-BRETAGNE, LA PALESTINE ET LES JUIFS: LE MOUVEMENT SIONISTE ET L'OPINION CHRÉTIENNE. London; Zionist Organization, Central Office, 1918. Original Boards. 8vo. 16 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In French. Collection of responses of thirty three Christian clergy members and news outlets regarding the historic 1917 Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration stated, “His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.” Subjects: Zionism. Jews -- Palestine. Jews -- Restoration. OCLC lists one copy. (Natl. Libr. Of Israel) Light age toning. Some edgewear. Text block clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-38-12) (ID #32680) $100.00.
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  223. Biben, Joseph P. editor. THE AMERICAN HEBREW. VOL. 150. NOS. 13 (FEBRUARY 6, 1942), 20-25 (MARCH 27 – MAY 1, 1942). SEVEN ISSUES. New York, The American Hebrew Publishing Company, 1942. Paper Wraps. 4to. Most issues are 15 pages. Special Passover issue, 60 pages. Ill. 30 cm. News articles, editorials on current events and listings of community social events. "Editorially, The American Hebrew stands for conservatism in Judaism. Nevertheless, the columns of this journal are ever open to the discussion of views with which it can in no way accord, but which may be of interest to its readers. Nearly all the prominent Jewish writers and communal workers in the United States have been contributors to its pages.” Topics covered in these issues include: A Jewish Army in Palestine, Passover, Refugee Life, Hitler’s Propaganda, The American War Effort, Norwegian Jews, The Eastern Front Offensive, Jewish Life in Mexico, American Hebrew’s Roll of Honor, and War Updates from Europe. SUBJECT (S): Jewish newspapers. Jewish newspapers -- United States. Geographic: New York (N. Y.) -- Newspapers. New York County (N. Y.) -- Newspapers. Subtitle varies: "The national weekly of Jewish affairs" and "for better understanding between Christians and Jews.” Other Titles: The American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger, The American Hebrew and Jewish Tribune, American Examiner. Covers show some wear but still nice. Minimal damp stains to two issues, with volume and issue written in pen on one’s cover. Internal pages are nice and clean, and all text is clear. Very good condition. (HOLO2-55-4). (ID #26341) $75.00.
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  225. Biben, Joseph P. editor. THE AMERICAN HEBREW. VOL. 151. NOS. 1-34 (MAY 8 – DEC 25, 1942) 34 ISSUES. New York, The American Hebrew Publishing Company, 1942. Paper Wraps. 4to. Most issues are about 20 pages. Special Rosh Hashonah issue, 66 pages. Ill. 30cm. Weekly magazine with news articles, editorials on current events and listings of community social events. "Editorially, The American Hebrew stands for conservatism in Judaism. Nevertheless, the columns of this journal are ever open to the discussion of views with which it can in no way accord, but which may be of interest to its readers. Nearly all the prominent Jewish writers and communal workers in the United States have been contributors to its pages.” Topics covered in these issues include: Jewish Aid to the War Effort, The Protocols of Zion, Palestine and the Potential for a Jewish Military Force, Slovak Jews, Nazism vs. Religion, Jewish Farmers, The Bill of Rights in Wartime, American Hebrew’s Roll of Honor, Background to Pogroms, Fritz Haber, Religion in Wartime England, British Policy in Palestine, Refugees, “Our Stand on Zionism,” Declaration of Principles of the Reform Rabbis, Jewish Heroes in Russia, Employment Discrimination, “Religious Intolerance is Un-American,” “Report on Extermination.” SUBJECT (S): Jewish newspapers. Jewish newspapers -- United States. Geographic: New York (N. Y.) -- Newspapers. New York County (N. Y.) -- Newspapers. Subtitle varies: "The national weekly of Jewish affairs" and "for better understanding between Christians and Jews.” Other Titles: The American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger, The American Hebrew and Jewish Tribune, American Examiner. Covers show some light wear, but still nice. Issue number seven cutaway at top near spine, but all text is present. A few tears and some minor staining, but overall, very good condition. (HOLO2-55-5). (ID #26342) $225.00.
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  227. ALT NAYLAND = ALTNAJLAND. VOL. 1 NOS. 1-5. Warsaw: Isaak Trywaks, 1919. Wrappers, 8vo. 47, 47, 48, 77 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated. Issues 1 (August), 2 (September), 3 (October), and 4&5 (December) bound together. SUBJECT(S): Palestine -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 9 libraries worldwide. Great interwar Polish Zionist photo journal, named after and inspired, of course, by Herzl's novel of the same name. Ex-library. Cover scuffed and chipped. Pages dark. Interior in good condition. (HEB-5-8) (ID #19394) $200.00.
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  229. FRAYLAND: HODESH-SHRIFT FAR TERITORIALISTISHER KOLONIZATSYE = FRAJLAND: MIESIECZNIK POSWIECONY SPRAWOM TERYTORJALISTYCZNEJ KOLONIZACJI = FREELAND: MONTHLY FOR JEWISH TERRITORIAL COLONISATION. NR. 1/2 (SEPT-OKT 1934). Warszawa (Warsaw, Varshe): S. Mayzner, 1934. Period Boards with wrappers bound in. 8vo. 23 cm. In Yiddish with some Polish. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Territorialism -- Periodicals. Appears to not exist beyond 1934 (no other years listed on OCLC). OCLC lists 5 holdings (UC, LOC, Harvard, Hopkins, U of Amsterdam). Bound in period boards, Light wear, Very Good Condition. (period-1-5) (ID #31891) $125.00.
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  231. Deutscher Verein Zur Erforschung Palästinas. ZEITSCHRIFT DES DEUTSCHEN PALÄSTINA-VEREINS. (BANDS 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, AND 13 OF 67). Leipzig, O. Harrassowitz [Etc. ], 1878-1890. Cloth, 8vo. In German. Illustrated with multiple fold out maps. English translation: “JOURNAL OF PALESTINE-GERMAN SOCIETY”. Periodical published between 1878 and 1945, for a run of 67 volumes. SUBJECT (S): Palestine -- Antiquities -- Periodicals. Ex-library with bookplates on inside front cover. Dampstain and some warping to covers. Pages tanned, also with some dampstain, but not affecting text. Maps intact. Good – condition. (SPEC-27-32) (ID #27922) $400.00.
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  233. Habimah. BAMAH: THEATRE ART JOURNAL [9 CONSECUTIVE ISSUES; JUNE 1942- JANUARY 1946]. Tel-Aviv; Hug-Habimah Tel-Aviv, 1942-1946. Illustrated wraps. 8vo. 56; 56; 58; 58; 67; 76, 4; 90; 89; 91 pages. 21 cm. Serial publication; two issues annually. In Hebrew. Issued by Habimah Circle, Palestine. From the important Holocaust years. Each cover illustrated with a scene from a recent performance. Contains essays on the Hebrew theatre, illustrations from performances, biographies of the actors and actresses, and excerpts from various plays. Each issue is profusely illustrated, endpages consist of period advertisments. The Habima Theatre is now considered the national theatre of Israel; originally founded by avant garde Hebrew theatre collectives around the 1905 and 1917 Russian revolution periods; after 1926 the company left for NYC, and in 1928 members of the company went to Palestine, establishing the Hebrew theatre there. This publication, issued by members of the Habimah Theatre Art collective, was published in two instantiations, the first consisting of a print run of 53 issues over the years 1933-1948. It was resumed again in 1959. Subjects: Theater - Periodicals. Hebrew literature, Modern - Periodicals. Theater - Palestine. OCLC lists 13 copies. Each issue, especially the earliest, are quite aged, with chipped edges and bumped covers. All covers foxed. Internally though very clean, with pages in fresh condition. Good condition. (ART-20-6) (ID #30618) $150.00.
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  235. National Council Of Young Israel. YOUNG ISRAEL VIEWPOINT [NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1957] SPECIAL ISSUE DEDICATED TO “ELIJAH AND KAY STEIN UPON THEIR RETURN FROM ISRAEL.”. New York; National Council Of Young Israel, 1957. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 68 pages. 24 cm. Serial Publication, Volume 46, Chanukah 5718, November-December 1957, Number 7-8. Special issue dedicated to “Elijah and Kay Stein upon their return from Israel.” Young Israel Viewpoint, a Zionist publication founded in 1911, “is a bi-monthly publication issued by Young Israel, an American Jewish youth movement devoted to the strengthening of Torah-true Judaism and to the observance of its ideals and rituals, based on the principle that orthodox Judaism and Americanism are compatible.” This issue includes various essays on Chanukah, grappling with Orthodoxy, and many essays about Israel. Of note is the “news about Jews” section, which lists facts about Jewish communities worldwide in the Soviet Union, Egypt, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Britain, Brazil, Austria, etc. Subjects: Orthodox Judaism - United States - Periodicals. National Council of Young Israel (U. S.) - Periodicals. Near fine condition. (HOLO2-95-22) (ID #29365) $50.00.
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  237. National Young Judaea. THE JUDAEAN LEAVES (VOLS. 8- 11). New York, 1961-1964. Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, 30-40 pages per issue, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Include the issues Vol.8, 1-5, Vol. 9, 1-2, Vol.10, 1 and Vol. 11, 1 Founded in 1909, Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. It seeks to build Jewish identity and Zionist commitment in American Jewish youth and young adults (from their own website youngjudaea.org) SUBJECT(S): Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-50) (ID #29824) $100.00.
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  239. National Young Judaea. American Zionist Youth Commission. THE JUDAEAN LEAVES (VOL. 15), LITERARY MAGAZINE MA’AYAN AND LEADER’S GUIDE (BOUND TOGETHER). New York, 1969/70. Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, 30-70 pages per issue, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Judaean Leaves include the issues Vol.15, 1-5. Includes also two issues of The Literary Magazine Ma’ayan (one smaller, 8vo) and Leader’s Guide. Founded in 1909, Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. It seeks to build Jewish identity and Zionist commitment in American Jewish youth and young adults (from their own website youngjudaea.org) SUBJECT(S): Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-51) (ID #29825) $50.00.
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  241. Schoen, Lazar, editor. DIE STIMME DER WAHRHEIT: JAHRBUCH FÜR WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN ZIONISMUS. 1. JAHRGANG (NO MORE PUBLISHED). Wurzburg, N. Philippi, 1905. 1st Edition. Paper wrappers, 8vo 8" - 9" tall, Paper wrappers, 480 pages. In German. "Unter Mitwirkung von Autoritäten aller Konfessionen hrsg. Von Lazar Schön." Scarce, F. Von. Judaea (gedicht) --Geleitwort des herausgebers. --Zum programm des zionismus. --Palästinafragen. --Stimmen über dr, Theodor Herzl. --Für und wider den zionismus. --Christliche stimmen über den zionismus. --Zionismus und kultur. --Zionismus und religion. --Der zionismus und die frauen. --Zur geschichte des zionismus. --Zionistiche literatur. --Vermischtes. Back-cover missing, front cover detached, but present, missing corners, spine absent. Corners bumped and binding loose, but all pages are clear, no text loss. Overall good condition. (HOLO2-98-32) (ID #31144) $150.00.
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  243. Syrkin, Marie; Shlomo Katz; Hayim Greenberg; Itzhak Ben Zvi. JEWISH FRONTIER [FEBRUARY 1955]. COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE FOR 75TH BIRTHDAY OF ITZHAK BEN ZVI. New York; Jewish Frontier Association, 1955. Original Wrappers. Quarto. 66 pages. 32 cm. Serial publication. Jewish Frontier Commemorative Issue “To Itzhak Ben Zvi, President of Israel, this issue is dedicated on his Seventieth Birthday.” Includes “Arnold Toynbee and the Jews-a Symposium.” The Jewish Frontier was a long-running Paole-Zion journal, founded in 1934. This issue is replete with many commentaries on the contemporary global political situation, concerning Israel and the middle East, with many essays and congratulations dedicated to Itzhak Ben Zvi, as well a symposium on Arnold Toynbee. An interesting period piece, with dozens of local Labor-zionist groups listed and their show of support for Ben Zvi; as well as short stories, advertisement for literature, and more. OCLC only lists the reprint of this publication, that solely of the Symposium. Subjects: Jews - Historiography. Toynbee, Arnold Joseph, 1889- A study of history. Covers lightly worn, with some soiling, and a tear at edge on back cover. All page edges somewhat brittle, with light chipping. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (HOLO2-95-21) (ID #29364) $75.00.
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  245. Yocheved Herschlag, National Young Judaea. THE JUDAEAN LEAVES (VOL. 1-2, NO.2) AND LEADER’S GUIDE (BOUND TOGETHER). New York, 1955. Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Judaean Leaves include the issues January (28 pages), February (30 pages), March (21 pages), April (12 pages), May (27 pages), Summer (19 pages), November (20 pages), December (29 pages), Leader’s Guide (40 pages) bound in between Summer and November issues. Yocheved (Judith) Herschlag (Muffs), was born in 1926 in Queens, NY. She joined Ha-Shomer ha-Dati, a religious kibbutz-oriented Zionist youth group, and went to their training farm in upstate NY in 1946. In 1947, when she was nineteen, she immigrated illegally to British-controlled Palestine with the famed Exodus ship. She settled with her garin [aliyah group] at a kibbutz. The kibbutz fought off several Arab attacks during the Israeli War of Independence in 1947–1949. Judith Herschlag served as a messenger during times of alert, learning to throw grenades and to shoot. Shortly after her return to the United States in late 1949, she started to work for Young Judaea, an educational movement for Zionist youth. She first served as a group leader and then, beginning in 1954, as national program director. Eventually, she wrote five volumes of “Judaean Leaves,” a program guide for group leaders. While she worked at Young Judaea, she returned to university studies. In 1970, she married Rabbi Yochanan Muffs, Distinguished Service Professor of Bible studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Throughout her entire professional career, Muffs has striven to promote love of Judaism among Jewish young people, and understanding of Judaism among those of other faiths, SUBJECT(S): Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-49) (ID #29823) $50.00.
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  247. Pinkerfeld, Jacob. BATE HA-KENESIYOT BE-ERETS-YISRAEL: MI-SOF TEKUFAT HA-GEONIM `AD `ALIYAT HA-HASIDIM. Jerusalem: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk, 1946. Cloth, 4to. 64 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Synagogues - Palestine; Synagogue architecture. Pages a little tanned, tear at top of spine, lower corner bumped, good+ condition. (RAB-21-3) (ID #21726) $125.00.
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  249. Raban, Zeev, Illustrator. Hebrew Verses by Avi-Shai. CHAGAYNU. OUR HOLIDAYS A PICTURE BOOK DRAWN BY Z. RABAN OF THE BEZALEL ART SCHOOL, JERUSALEM. CHAGEINU SEFER TMUNOT ZIYER ZEEV RABAN. BEZALEL JERUSALEM, KHARUZIM ME'ET AVI-SHAI. Palestine Art Distributors New York Copyright By Miller-Lynn Publishing Co, New York, Jerusalem, 1928. 1st edition. Original blue publisher’s cloth, large square 8vo, 16 leaves with 15 tipped in plates. Each leaf contains a tipped in color print by Raban in the classic style with English text in a gilt Bezalel style “frame” on the facing page. [Israel Museum Catalogue, Bezalel number 1348; Yeshiva University Museum Catalogue, Raban Remembered, number 78. Dime-sized stain on front end papers, otherwise Very Good Condition, a beautiful copy. (art-21-8) (ID #32781) $500.00.
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  251. Brieger, Lothar; Ephraim Moses Lilien. E. M. Lilien, Eine Künstlerische Entwicklung Um Die Jahrhundertwende. Berlin-Wien; Verlag Benjamin Harz, 1922. Original Cloth. 4to. 260 pages. 30 cm. First edition. In German. Cloth with decorative boards and beautiful decorative gilt lettering on spine. This copy is one of 100 luxury editions printed (unnumbered). With 228 black and white plates. Title translates as: “E. M. Lilies, Artistic Development from Beginning of the Century.” This volume constitutes an important documentation and description of the work of Jewish graphic artist and illustrator with his bibliography in the appendix. Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874–1925), “Austrian illustrator and printmaker. Lilien was born in Drohobycz, Galicia. He studied art in Cracow for a short time, but lack of funds forced him to return home. He eventually earned enough as a sign painter to go to the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 1895 he worked in Munich as a cartoonist, where he obtained his first commission for the magazine Jugend; three years later he moved to Berlin, where he soon became known as a book illustrator. Lilien was the first artist to become involved in the Zionist movement. He took an active part in three consecutive Zionist Congresses and was a member of the Democratic Fraction, which stressed the need to foster Jewish culture. In 1900 there was published Juda, a volume of ballads on Old Testament themes by a pro-Zionist German poet, Boerries Freiherr von Muenchhausen, illustrated by Lilien. This was followed by Lieder des Ghetto in which social adversity and the rejection of poor Jews were reflected. In 1902 he was one of the founders of the Berlin publishing house, Juedischer Verlag, which he served not only as an illustrator but also as editor, manager, and publicity agent. Between 1908 and 1912 three volumes, of its planned ten, illustrated books of the Bible appeared. He collaborated closely with Theodor Herzl; Lilien's photograph of the Zionist leader on the Rhine bridge, his Herzl portraits, and his decorations for the Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund became familiar to Zionists all over the world. In 1905 Lilien, along with Boris Schatz and others, was a member of the committee formed to establish the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem. He taught there for some months in the following year and revisited Palestine three times, on the last occasion as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I. In 1908 Lilien turned from book illustration to etching. Many of his etchings are views of Austria and Hungary, while others record his impressions of Palestine, Damascus, and Beirut. His drawings, executed mainly in India ink, show a crisp, elegant line and a strong contrast between black and white areas. Lilien combined biblical and traditional Jewish themes with the motifs and methods of Art Nouveau. His art expressed Jewish hopes and desires in the era of Zionism that looked beyond the exile.” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Jewish art and symbolism -- Germany. Bookplates, German -- Bibliography. Bookplate designers -- Germany -- Biography. Lilien, Ephraim Mose, 1874-1925. Light wear to covers, with pronounced rubbing at edges. Backstrip aged, with small tear at topmost portion. Endpages lightly stained. Pages crisp and fresh and clean, with an occasional light mark of foxing every several or so pages. Page 250 contains a minor tear along the bottom inside of the page. Overall, a beautiful volume in good condition. Good+ condition. (GER-38-48) (ID #29050) $250.00.
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  253. Ettinger, David. PALESTINE PICTURE DICTIONARY. Tel-Aviv;, 1943. Original Boards. 12mo. X, 223, 64 pages. 18 cm. Illustrated. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Profusely illustrated. An illustrated dictionary made up of line drawings labeled with both Hebrew and English vocabulary. Subjects: Picture dictionaries, Hebrew. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- English. English language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide. (Brooklyn Public Library, Wayne State University, Hebrew University.) Front hinge starting. Some light shelf wear. Text block clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ZION-3-2) (ID #32372) $125.00.
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  255. Lillien) Press, Yeshayahu (1874—1955). ERETZ ISRAEL VESURIA HADROMIT. SEFER HAMASAOT. Jerusalem, Berlin, Vienna: Benyamin Hartz, 1921. Cloth, 12o. 12, 408 pages. Illustrated with many graphic plates and three maps (4 fold). In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Geographic: Palestine -- Guidebooks. Syria -- Guidebooks. Travel book to Palestine and Middle East produced for the Palestine Express Company (Jerusalem). Designed by Moshe Efraim Lilien (renowned Austrian-Jewish artist and book illustrator). However, does not contact any illustrations by Lillien himself. OCLC lists 17 copies in libraries worldwide. Bound in original publisher's boards, from which much of the original white lettering has flaked off, as usually found. Paper is brown and fragile,and a few leaves are loose. Two maps have also sustained clost tears, though they are still attractive, as are the photo plates. Over all fair condition. Some tear to maps, otherwise in excellent condition (HEB-1-13). (ID #28627) $100.00.
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  257. Mainz, Annie. DAS IST TEL-AVIV!. Hamburg; M. Lessmann, [1934?]. Original boards. 12mo. 63 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German. 'This is Tel Aviv! '. Heavily illustrated with period photos. Hitler-era German publication celebrating the modern Jewish city. Originally published in the Jüdische Rundschau (journal of the Zionist Federation in Germany), 12.21.1934. Wassermann 0791. With 50 black and white illustrations throughout, this work of photojournalism depicts the burgeoning city of Tel Aviv, with an emphasis on its comparison to other great cities of the world (specifically Berlin), and notes aspects of German Jewish life in Tel Aviv, such as “Goethe is already enthroned, as ever, in the bookcase.” Subjects: Tel Aviv (Israel) - Description and travel. Listed on OCLC as having been published 1934, 1935, 1936, and 1950, all from the same publisher. 15 listings on OCLC of all editions. Spine previously repaired with tape, light wear to edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. Scarce. (HOLO2-113-1) (ID #33108) $250.00.
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  259. Shamri, Arie; Benn, Illustrator. DI FUNKEN FUN TIKUN: POEME. Tel-Aviv; Farlag Y. L. Perets, 1960. Publishers cloth. 4to. 172 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Poems by Arie Shamri, with forty full page illustrations by Benn. The Yiddish poet Arie Shamri (1907–1978), was born “into a pious family in Kaluszyn, Poland, Shamri early came under the influence of the Zionist ideology of Ha-Shomer ha-Tsa'ir and immigrated to Palestine in 1929, joining kibbutz Ein Shemer, from which he derived his new name. Beginning in 1936 his poetry appeared in the Warsaw weekly Literarishe Bleter and other Yiddish journals. His first book to be translated was the Hebrew translation (by A. Shlonsky) of Lamed-vav Shirim al Lezer Tsipres (‘36 Poems about Leyzer Tsipres, ’ 1939). After the Holocaust Shamri's poetry, filled with love for nature, displays a renewed identification with the Chasidic world of his Polish childhood. Among the collections of his poems are In Toyer fun Teg (‘In the Gate of the Days, ’ 1947), A Shtern in Feld (‘A Star in the Field, ’ 1957), and Gezangen in Shayer (‘Songs in the Barn, ’ 1970). In 1983 his essays were collected in the volume Aynzamlung (‘Gathering’). From 1966 he headed the Tel Aviv publishing house Yisroel–Bukh and among others he edited and published there Vortslen (‘Roots, ’ 1966), an anthology of prose and verse by Israeli Yiddish writers.” (EJ 2007) Benn (Benzion Rabinovich; 1905–1989), was a Polish born French-Jewish painter and graphic artist. Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Light soiling to covers, endpages lightly aged, light pencil marks in a few margins, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-18-13) (ID #30505) $75.00.
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  261. Wolfsberg, Oskar. PROFESSOR HAYIM AHARON (HERMAN) STRUCK. Jerusalem; Department Of Youth Affairs World Zionist Organization, 1946. Original Boards. 16mo. 75 pages. 17 cm. Illustrated. First edition. [4] leaves of black and white portraits. In Hebrew. Commemorative biography of Herman Struck, including four reproductions of his portrait etchings. “Struck, born into an Orthodox Berlin family, studied at the Berlin Academy under Max Koner, where Hans Meyer introduced him to the art of etching. Struck joined the Zionist movement at an early age. In 1903, after several study trips throughout Europe, he visited Palestine and, on his way back to Germany, stopped in Vienna and met Herzl. This meeting inspired the famous portrait etching of the Zionist leader. During World War I Struck served with the German army in Lithuania. There he came in contact with East European Jews and was deeply impressed by their way of life. Skizzen aus Litauen, Weissrussland und Kurland (1916) and Das ostjuedische Antlitz (1920) reflect this experience. In 1923 he moved to Palestine and settled in Haifa. Struck's favorite technique was copper etching and its related processes although he did lithographs as well. His early work, done in pure etching, was usually signed with his Hebrew name, Hayyim Aharon ben David. From 1902 he mixed etching with vernis mou and aquatint. A master of his craft and an excellent teacher, Struck taught graphic techniques to such fellow artists as Chagall, Liebermann, Israels, and Corinth. His book Die Kunst des Radierens (19235), a popular guidebook for artists and connoisseurs, provides technical explanations and practical instruction. Struck excelled as a portraitist. Among his sitters were Ibsen, Nietzsche, Freud, and Einstein. He also did landscapes, Jewish types and scenes from Jewish life as well as many ex libris. Struck, who remained an Orthodox Jew, participated in Jewish public life and attended several Zionist congresses as one of the leaders of the Mizrachi Party. He was a member of the London Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Biography – Herman Struck OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Some light edgewear with minimal rubbing to boards. Binding is starting slightly in the middle, at page 32, but otherwise solid. Some pages uncut, plates are clean and bright. Very good condition. (ZION-3-1) (ID #32371) $75.00.
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  263. Charlotte Elizabeth. JUDAH’S LION. New York; Charles Scribner, 1852. Cloth, Publishers cloth. 16mo. 335, [1] pages. 17 cm. Second Scribner printing. This novel is considered to be the first English language ‘Zionist Novel’ (it predates George Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’ by thirty years); the story concerns the return of an English Jew (Alick) to the Holy Land; it binds together English and Jewish history. This was the last novel the author wrote. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) wrote on the plight of English factory workers, was well known in her time for her novels and her Orange-Protestant essays and poems, was passionate about gardening, a pioneer of deaf education, and also wrote children’s stories. In her later years she defended the rights of Judaism, and in her last three years was a close friend of Moses Montefiore, owing to her fundraising on behalf of the Jews of Mogador in 1844 (she raised the most money of anyone for the Jewish community in the besieged Moroccan coastal city), her public protest against the policies of Tsar Nicholas I towards Jews, and her 1844 letter to the Bishop of Jerusalem, entitled ‘Israel’s Ordinances. ’ “As Tonna’s health deteriorated rapidly, the Montefiores became devoted friends. When she set out on her final journey to Ramsgate from London, it was Montefiore who bade her farewell at the train station and handed her a basket of grapes.” (Pg. 215; ‘Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero’; by Abigail Green). Her work, "Days of Old, ’ by Charlotte Elizabeth (Mrs. Tonner)” was part of the sixth volume published by the American Jewish Publication Society in 1847 (Jewish Miscellany no. VI; which also includes two works by Isaac Leeser, “Rachel Levi, A Tale” and “The Jews and Their Religion”), two years after the society was founded by Isaac Leeser (EJ 1906; American Jewish Publication Society). Bound in black cloth with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English). Bound in black cloth with gilt title on spine. Error in pagination; p. 11 misnumbered 1; p. 191 misnumbered 91; p. 301 misnumbered 30. Subjects: Children's stories. Jews - Juvenile fiction. Voyages and travels. Anti-Catholicism. Conversion. Women as authors. Juvenile literature - 1852. Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding) – 1852. Palestine - Juvenile fiction. OCLC lists 7 copies. Previous owners inscription on first endpage (Mary Wallis, May 1852), edge wear and light soiling to cloth; overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-44-29) (ID #31576) $275.00.
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  265. Charlotte Elizabeth. JUDAH’S LION. New York; John S. Taylor, 1843. Cloth, Publishers cloth. 12mo. 358 pages. 19 cm. First US edition. Singerman 0833. This novel is considered to be the first English language ‘Zionist Novel’ (it predates George Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’ by thirty years); the story concerns the return of an English Jew (Alick) to the Holy Land; it binds together English and Jewish history.This was the last novel the author wrote. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) wrote on the plight of English factory workers, was well known in her time for her novels and her Orange-Protestant essays and poems, was passionate about gardening, a pioneer of deaf education, and also wrote children’s stories. In her later years she defended the rights of Judaism, and in her last three years was a close friend of Moses Montefiore, owing to her fundraising on behalf of the Jews of Mogador in 1844 (she raised the most money of anyone for the Jewish community in the besieged Moroccan coastal city), her public protest against the policies of Tsar Nicholas I towards Jews, and her 1844 letter to the Bishop of Jerusalem, entitled ‘Israel’s Ordinances.’ “As Tonna’s health deteriorated rapidly, the Montefiores became devoted friends. When she set out on her final journey to Ramsgate from London, it was Montefiore who bade her farewell at the train station and handed her a basket of grapes.“ (Pg. 215; ‘Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero’; by Abigail Green). Her work, "Days of Old,’ by Charlotte Elizabeth (Mrs. Tonner)” was part of the sixth volume published by the American Jewish Publication Society in 1847 (Jewish Miscellany no. VI; which also includes two works by Isaac Leeser, “Rachel Levi, A Tale” and “The Jews and Their Religion”), two years after the society was founded by Isaac Leeser (EJ 1906; American Jewish Publication Society). Bound in black cloth with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English). Bound in original cloth with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English). OCLC lists 17 copies. Light tear to cloth at top, lightly foxed endpages, previous owners dedication on endpage, light foxing throughout, overall, clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-32) (ID #31537) $1100.00.
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  267. Lamdan, Yitshaq (Isaac). MASADA: PO’EMA. Tel-Aviv: Hedim, 1927. Hardcover, 8vo, 86 pages. 1st edition. In Hebrew. OCLC lists 8 copies of the first edition worldwide (Danish Union Cat, JTSA, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, Northwestern, HUC, Brandeis, Texas-Austin). Lamdan (1899-1954) was a “Hebrew poet and editor. Born in Mlinov, Ukraine, Lamdan received a traditional and secular education. During World War I he was cut off from his family and wandered through southern Russia with his brother, who was later killed in a pogrom. These grim experiences made Lamdan rally to the Communist cause and he volunteered for the Red Army at the outbreak of the Russian Revolution. Disillusionment, however, soon set in because as a Jew he could not feel at home in the revolutionary movement. He left the army and returned to Mlinov, which had been annexed to Poland. There he became a teacher at the local Hebrew school and published his first poem in Ha-Shilo’ah. Immigrating to Erez Israel in 1920, he spent his first years as a halutz, building roads and working on farms. His poetry, now imbued with a Chalutz spirit that grew out of his experience, was published in various literary journals in Erez Israel and aroused great interest since it reflected the hopes and despair of the Third Aliyah and also the struggles and inner conflicts of the individual Chalutz. He later gave up physical labor and devoted himself exclusively to literary work, from 1934 until his death publishing and editing his own literary monthly Gilyonot. He was a member of the central committee of the Hebrew Writers Association for many years. Lamdan’s magnum opus, Massadah [this work], an epic poem in blank verse of six cantos, comprising 35 poems, established his reputation. The poem reflects the spirit of the young pioneers of the 1920s who had left behind them not only the memory of the brutal senseless murders of defenseless Jews, but also their shattered illusions about the possibility of establishing a free, revolutionary society in Eastern Europe. Massadah, the last fortress which continued to hold out against the Romans even after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C. E, in Lamdan’s poem symbolizes Erez Israel, the last stronghold of the destroyed Eastern European Jewish communities. The voice throughout the poem is the “I” of the poet who embodies both the horror experienced by his generation and its vision for a new future. In the first canto the poet, standing in the midst of the ruins of his home, at the height of the Russian Revolution, receives a message about Massadah: “face of the adverse fate of generations” the sons of Massadah have thrust out their “breasts in revolt and roared ‘Enough! ’” He sets out for the Promised Land in order to join them. His path to Massadah is obstructed by three friends who symbolize the various anti-Zionist or Diaspora-oriented ideologies and who try to turn him back. By an overwhelming act of will, the speaker frees himself from his friends and scales the barriers blocking access to Israel's stronghold. The second canto is a series of short poems in which the different Jewish refugees who came to Massadah describe their tragic experiences. Cantos three, four, and five are movements from joyful hope to despair. Night, “in which the air is heavy with blood,” transforms into a time for kindling fires, dancing, and the renewal of faith. Night thus becomes a symbol of strength and hope while day is a time of despair and disillusionment. The fortress itself weeps for her listless sons. The ecstasy of the early movement is passed, the verve of pioneering among the weaker is spent and they fall to the wayside. Fewer and fewer of those imbued with the spirit of freedom throng to Massadah, and peddlers, longing to engage in commerce, increase. Not only the fires but also the “flames of revolt” brought to Massadah as “holy Sabbath candles in the twilight of the worlds" flicker faintly, yet they are not extinguished. There are always those who stand guard over Massadah watching "every cloud rising somewhere over the horizon.” In the sixth canto the poet turns to these sturdy souls, calling out to them that their sacrifice is not in vain and that all roads trodden by the Jewish people lead to Massadah, none lead away. The poet’s “I” of the first canto, with its clear biographical references, later merges into the collective consciousness of the Jewish people, but even in Canto I it is not intrinsically individual. A symbolic poem of moods and situations, rather than heroes and plot, Massadah is rich in expressionistic images and rings with the cadence of biblical rhetoric” (Katznelson in EJ, 2007). Long note from author tapped inside front cover. Wear to binding. Yellowing to edges of pages. Good condition. (Heb-22-9) (ID #26944) $750.00.
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  269. Lamdan, Isaac, Nahum Gutman. MASADAH: PO’EMAH. Tel Aviv: "devir", 1950. Original boards. 4to. 80 pages. 33 cm. In Hebrew. An fine luxury edition of the epic poem written by Isaac Lamdan, and illustrated by Nahum Gutman, one of Israel’s best known painters. Bound in brown boards, with 14 block print illustrations. “Lamdan's magnum opus, Massadah (1927), an epic poem in blank verse of six cantos, comprising 35 poems, established his reputation. The poem reflects the spirit of the young pioneers of the 1920s who had left behind them not only the memory of the brutal senseless murders of defenseless Jews, but also their shattered illusions about the possibility of establishing a free, revolutionary society in Eastern Europe. Massadah, the last fortress which continued to hold out against the Romans even after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C. E, in Lamdan's poem symbolizes Eretz Israel, the last stronghold of the destroyed Eastern European Jewish communities.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Palestine - Antiquities - Poetry. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Original jacket present but defective. Endpages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-28) (ID #30585) $100.00.
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  271. Michener, James A. THE SOURCE. Random House, New York, 1965. Hardcover, 909 pages, 8vo. First edition. A survey of the history of the Jewish people and the land of Israel from pre-monotheistic days to the birth of the modern State of Israel. The Source uses for its central device a fictional tell in northern Israel called "Makor" (Hebrew: "source"). Map end pages. In dust jacket with wear to edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Holo2-19-51) (ID #23586) $50.00.
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  273. Smolenskin, Perez; Reuven Brainin. NAKAM BERIT [THE FIRST ZIONIST NOVEL IN HEBREW]. Nyu York; Hotsa’at "kadimah", 1918. Original wrappers. 16mo. 60 pages. 15 cm. First American edition. In Hebrew. With preface by Reuven Brainin, published by Kadimah, printed at the Grayzel Press. “The first Zionist novel in Hebrew (Kressel, 2: 520), it originally appeared under a pen name in Ha-Shahar (Vol. 11) and was published in book form as Nakam Berit (Vienna: Georg Brag, 5644, [1884]). The American edition, which was issued as no. 2 in the Sifriyah Amamit Series, was an important edition because ‘most of the readers of [Ha-Shahar] in Russia never saw this work. It was restricted from public circulation because of censorshiop. ’ (KA).” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, #472) “Perez Smolenskin (1840 or 1842–1885), Hebrew novelist, editor, and publicist. A leading exponent of the Haskalah in Eastern Europe and an early advocate of Jewish nationalism, Smolenskin is best known for the important Hebrew monthly Ha-Shachar which he founded in 1868, and edited – 12 volumes in all – until his death. […] In great measure, Smolenskin laid the foundations for the Zionist movement which gradually took shape in the following two decades. At the same time he anticipated the concept of a spiritual center, which was later to be argued so forcibly by Ahad Ha-Am. Smolenskin's percipience may be discerned in the repeated warnings expressed, in both his articles and stories, that the pogroms in Russia and the antisemitism in Germany were no temporary aberrations, but merely the first manifestations of worse horrors to come. He foresaw danger threatening the entire people, and maintained that only Eretz Israel could offer a real refuge, where all the tribes of the dispersion could be gathered into a single nation. Nekam Berit (in Ha-Shachar, 11 [1883]), a story describing the return of an assimilated youth to his people following the Russian pogroms, remains a veritable testament to Smolenskin's nationalism.” Subjects: Hebrew novels – Zionism – Russia. OCLC lists three copies (Tulane, JTSA, Stanford). A similar copy sold at auction in 2013 for $800.00. Some wear and staining to wrappers, corner bumped, Good Condition. (MX-36-15B) (ID #31243) $450.00.
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  275. Uris, Leon. EXODUS [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Franklin Center, Pa.; Franklin Library, 1977. Full leather. 8vo. 718 pages. 25 cm. Limited edition. Signed by the author. Illustrated by Harlan M. Krakovitz. Originally published 1958. “Exodus, one of the greatest fiction sellers in American history, depicts the establishment of the State of Israel [by survivors of the Holocaust]. Before writing it, Uris read 300 books on Israel and the Middle East, traveled throughout Israel, and interviewed 1, 200 people there. … Several of Uris' novels were made into motion pictures, the film version of Exodus by Otto Preminger being released in 1960. Uris also wrote a photo essay, Exodus Revisited (1960).” (EJ 2008) Bound in grey leather with fulll panel gilt decoration on front and back, spine has two raised bands, red title block, gilt lettering and decoration. Red moire endpapers and red ribbon marker bound in. All edges gilt. Subjects: Jews - History - 20th century - Fiction. Holocaust survivors - Fiction. Jewish refugees - Fiction. Jewish fiction. Exodus 1947 (Ship) - Fiction. Jewish fiction. Historical fiction. Palestine - Emigration and immigration - Fiction. OCLC lists 23 copies. Fine. Great condition. (SPEC-36-45) (ID #32133) $50.00.
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  277. LET US SING THE SONGS OF ISRAEL / LOMIR ZINGEN ALE INEYNEM. New York, 1950. Original cover, 47 pages, 14 cm. In Yiddish with English cover on rear. Cover title. “Every Tuesday at 7: 30 P. M. Over station WMCA; presentation of Horowitz-Margereten.” Songs in Yiddish and Hebrew, with transliteration. Introduction in Yiddish and English. Charming color illustration on cover of conductor and singing audience. Period ads for Matzoh and noodles inside covers. Light browning to front and back cover. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-20-8) (ID #26923) $50.00.
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  279. American Palestine Campaign. THE ROMANCE OF A PEOPLE: A MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC PAGEANT IN NINE EPISODES, EIGHT INTERLUDES AND A PROLOGUE: PORTRAYING THE HIGHLIGHTS IN FOUR THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY. [New York]; The News, 1930's. Original wrappers. 4to. [16] pages. 31 cm. First Edition. “Proceeds to American Palestine Campaign for the Settlement of German Jews in Palestine.” Quote from statement by Louis Lipsky inside back cover: “No one contends that Palestine is capable of receiving all or even the greater part of those Jews who are being crushed by the Nazi Regime.” Subjects: Jews -- History -- To 1200 B. C. -- Drama. Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. (Brown, HUC, Brandeis, Univ. Of Florida, USHMM, Chicago History Museum, Univ. Of Illinois at Chicago, Johns Hopkins, American Jewish Historical Society, Natl. Libr. Of Israel.) Light stain along lower fore-edge. Light cover soiling and spotting. Good + condition. (HOLO2-112-20) (ID #32709) $100.00.
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  281. Scheftelowitz, Erwin Elchanan. THE JEWISH LAW OF FAMILY AND INHERITANCE AND ITS APPLICATION IN PALESTINE. Tel Aviv: Edition Olympia, 1947. Cloth, 8vo. 256 pages. In English with some Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Domestic relations (Jewish law); Domestic relations – Palestine; Inheritance and succession (Jewish law); Inheritance and succession – Palestine. Ex library. Corners bumped, good condition. (RAB-22-8) (ID #20491) $50.00.
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  283. Sitehon, Haim, Solomon Judah Leib Rapoport and Jekuthiel Asher Zalman Zausmer. SEFER ERETS HAYIM: KOLEL INYANIM HA-NOGIM LE-ERETS YISRAEL BA-DINIM U-MINHAGIM VE-TAKANOT VE-HASKAMOT SHEL HA-RISHONIM VEHA-AHARONIM. Yerushalayim, 1967. Later boards, 8vo, 165 leaves, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish law -- Palestine. Edited with notes, by S. L. Rapoport and J. A. S. Zausmer. Other Titles: Erets Hayim. Wear to cover binding. Chipping and wear to cover corners, edges and binding hinge. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-3) (ID #26919) $100.00.
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  285. Almog, Shemuel. editor. TEMUROT BA-HISTORYAH HA-YEHUDIT HA-HADASHAH: KOVETS MAAMARIM, SHAI LI-SHEMUEL ETINGER; & BEN YISRAEL LA-UMOT. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Jerusalem, Historical Society Of Israel, Zalman Shazar Center For Jewish History, 1987. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 2 volumes. 8vo. 568, cxxvii; 375, cxlvi pages. Port. 23 cm. In Hebrew and English with English summaries of some Hebrew articles. Title translates to English as, “Transition and Change in Modern Jewish History” and “Israel and the Nations.” “Ettinger (1919–1988) was a Soviet-born Israeli historian. His major fields of research include Russian Jewish history (from its beginnings until the Soviet era), the attitude of 17th- and 18th-century European thought toward Judaism and Jews, modern Jewish historiography, and the roots and development of modern antisemitism.” (EJ) SUBJECT(S): Antisemitism -- History. Zionism -- History. Jews -- History -- 1789-1945. Jews -- Politics and Government. Published simultaneously with companion volume: Ben Yisrael la-umot. Includes bibliographical references. "Bibliyografyah shel kitve Shemuel Etinger": page 361-375. Inscription from previous owner on FEP of both volumes. Otherwise, nice clean copies. Very good condition in very good jackets. (FEST-1-98) (ID #27364) $225.00.
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  287. Andrej Kreutz. VATICAN POLICY ON THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI CONFLICT: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE HOLY LAND. New York: Greenwood Press, 1980. Cloth, 8vo. 196 Pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Arab-Israeli conflict Arab-Israeli conflict. Catholic Church and Zionism. Relations judéo-arabes -- Histoire -- 1917-1948. Conflit israélo-arabe. Sionisme -- Aspect religieux -- Église catholique. Palestijnse kwestie. Apostolische Stoel. Buitenlandse betrekkingen. Catholic Church -- Foreign relations -- Israel. Catholic Church -- Relations (diplomatic) -- Israel. Église catholique -- Relations extérieures -- Israël. Israel --Foreign relations -- Catholic Church. Israël -- Relations extérieures -- Église catholique. In very good condition. (MX-18-22) (ID #21524) $95.00.
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  289. Botoshansky, Jacob. BEREYSHES FUN MEDINES-YISROEL: REPORTAZSHN (COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES). Buenos Ayres: Y. Botoshanski, 1948. Cloth, 8vo, two volumes, 536 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated with photographs.” The Beginnings of the State of Israel”. Subjects: Palestine -- History -- 1929-1948. Israel -- History -- 1948-1967. Israel -- Description and travel. Botoshansky (1892–1964), was a” Yiddish novelist, journalist, and critic. Botoshansky was born in Bessarabia. He was active in Romania from 1914 to 1926 as a literary pioneer of Yiddish, and, thereafter, in Buenos Aires as editor of the Yiddish daily, Di Prese. In 1914–15 he was one of the founders and editors of Likht, Romania's first modern Yiddish periodical, and collaborated with Jacob Sternberg in writing for the renascent Yiddish theater. In Argentina, Botoshansky quickly emerged as a leader combating the influence wielded in the Yiddish theater by the criminal elements who were then prudishly called "white slave traders" he never ceased to play a prominent role in Jewish cultural life there. His writings include travel sketches of North and South America and of Israel. Two of his dramas, Hershele Ostropolyer and Reb Ber Lyover (1928), were staged in Argentina and Soviet Russia. His works include Mir Viln Lebn ("We Want to Live,” 1948) and Di Kenigin fun Dorem-Amerike ("The Queen of South America,” 1962), both fictional travel sketches; Di Lebnsgeshikhte fun a Yidishn Zhurnalist ("The Biography of a Jewish Journalist,” memoirs, 3 vols, 1948); and Pshat ("Simply Speaking,” literary essays, 1952) (Astro, EJ, 2007). Other titles: El Genesis del Estado de Israel. Bereshit fun Medinat Israel. Bereshit fun Medinat Yisra'el. Very good condition. (YID-17-12) (ID #30902) $50.00.
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  291. Brinker, Dov Nathan. SEFER HA-YOVEL LE-RABI YEHUDAH LEB HA-KOHEN FISHMAN, BI-MLOT LO HAMISHIM SHANAH (12 KISLEV, 686). Jerusalem, Histadrut Ha-Mizrahi Ha-Tsa`ir, 1925. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 151 pages. Port. 24 cm. In Hebrew. CONTENTS: ha-Mizrahi ha-hay, me-et Merkaz ha-Mizrahi ha-Tsa`ir ha-E. Y. --he-Hokhmah (shir) me-et Y. Ts. Rimon. --Megilat ahavah le-artsenu, me-et Y. A. Melamed. --Li-sheelat ha-lashon (ha-zemanim) me-et A. M. Lifshits. --Midrash ha-agadah, me-et M. Ostrovski. --Shitat epotropsut be-Yisrael, me-et Y. Berman. --R. Hananyah ben ahi R. Yehoshua ben Hananyah, me-et Y. Engel. --Darkhe ha-Talmud ve-kelale ha-horaah bi-teshuvot ha-Geonim, me-et S. Asaf. --R. Yosef Kaltson ish Yerushalayim, me-et Sh. H. Kuk. --Matanot kehunah, me-et B. Levin. --Masa Bavel (shir) me-et M. M. B. Sh. N. --Mine ha-gevanim ba-Tanakh, me-et Sh. Poshinski. --Min-ha-metsar (mi-yeme ha-milhamah) me-et B. Shapira. --ha-Derakhim be-Erets Yisrael ha-Ma`aravit, me-et A. Shur. --Halomah shel ha-zekenah, me-et A. Sho`er. --Leshonot ha-Arets, me-et Y. A. Abadi. --Tefilin de-R. Netanel (mi-tefuse Yerushalayim) me-et D. N. Brinker. --ha-Sharon, me-et A. Y. Hertsfeld. --Sheelot shalom le-rav, me-et Y. Levi. --Le-toldotav, me-et Z. Perlman. --Le-toldotav ba-Mizrahi, G. Bar-Safra. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Named Person: Maimon, Judah Leib, 1875-1962. Very good condition. (FEST-1-79) (ID #27316) $100.00.
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  293. Cordeiro, Helio Daniel. ISRAELITAS NA CULTURA BRASILEIRA: DOS MARRANOS PORTUGUESES AOS ACADEMICOS DO ESTADO DE ISRAEL. Sao Paulo, Editora Israel, 1994. Softcover. 8vo. 79 pages. 22 cm. In Portuguese. Title translates to English as, “Jews in Brazilian Culture: From the Portuguese Marranos to the Academics of the State of Israel.” SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Brazil -- Biography. Judeus. Historia Do Brasil - Sociedade (Judeu). Geographic: Juden. Brasilien. Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-79). Highlighting throughout, but all text is clear. Good condition. (SEF-37-4) (ID #28464) $75.00.
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  295. Eban, Abba. [Author Inscribed]. MY PEOPLE: THE STORY OF THE JEWS. New York: Behrman House, 1968. Cloth, 4to. V, 534 pages. Illustrated. Inscribed by Abba Eban to Abraham Katsh's wife, Estelle Katsh. SUBJECT (S): Jews - history. ISBN: 0394727592. Has edgeworn dustjacket. Very good condition. (Katsh-2-31) (ID #19578) $100.00.
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  297. Eliasberg, Ya`akov. BE-`OLAM HA-HAFIKHOT. Jerusalem: Hotsaat Ha-sefarim Shel Ha-sokhnut Ha-yehudit, 1965. Cloth, 8vo. 329 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Zionism – Europe, Eastern. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Dust jacket is edgeworn. Bookplate, very good condition. (HEB-2-15) (ID #19132) $50.00.
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  299. Jabotinsky, Vladimir. TARYAG MILLIM. 613 (HEBREW) WORDS. INTRODUCTION INTO SPOKEN HEBREW (IN LATIN CHARACTERS). REVISED ISRAELI EDITION. Jerusalem, 1950. Wrappers, 8vo. 113 pages. First thus. A primer in Latin transcription to make learning easier for the English beginner. Contains more than 613 words, but the author has chosen that number for the title because of its traditional association with the number of commandments (mitzvot) pious Jews are to observe. Pages dark; otherwise, very good condition. (SPEC-2-16) (ID #21000) $60.00.
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  301. Kalugai, Itzhak. [SELECTED TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY]. Haifa;, 1940. Original Wraps. 8vo. 35, [1] pages. 24 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew. An early publication from the Chemistry Department of Industrial Engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa, a treatise on Inorganic Chemistry, written by one of the first chemistry professors at the Technion, Itzhak Kalugai, a writer not only of treatises of chemistry, but also of detailed histories of famous chemists. Subjects: Inorganic Chemistry. Chemistry – Israel. OCLC lists 3 copies (Natl Libr Israel, Weizmann Inst, Israel Inst of Tech), none outside Israel. Light edge wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-105-33) (ID #30873) $75.00.
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  303. Senderey, Moisés. CRONICA JUDIA CONTEMPORANEA (1925-1950). Buenos Aires; Editorial Israel, 1950. Softbound. 8vo. 57 pages. 20 cm. In Spanish. First Edition. Title translates as “Contemporary Jewish Chronicles (1925-1950).” Written by Moises Senderey, a Yiddish writer and head of the Argentine Zionist Federation, this short volume puts into perspective the events of the Shoah and the founding of the state of Israel. Subjects: Jews - History. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Light wear and light soiling to covers. Good + condition. (HOLO2-95-36) (ID #29379) $50.00.
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  305. Shazar, Zalman; Ben-Tsiyon Lurya. ZER LI-GEVUROT: KOVETS MEHKARIM BE-MIKRA, BI-YEDI`AT HA-ARETS, BA-LASHON UVE-SIFRUT TALMUDIT: MUGASH LE-R' ZALMAN SHAZAR NESI HA-MEDINAH BE-YOM HULADETO HA-83. ZER LI'GEVUROT: THE ZALMAN SHAZAR JUBILEE VOLUME: A COLLECTION OF STUDIES IN BIBLE. ERETZ YISRAEL, HEBREW LANGUAGE AND TALMUDIC LITERATURE. Jerusalem: Kiryat Sefer, 1973. Cloth, 8vo. 22, 771 pages. In Hebrew with some German and English. Includes article by Abraham Isaac Katsh. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew philology; Rabbinical literature; Shazar, Zalman, 1889-1974; Bible. O. T. Has worn dust jacket with large tears around the edges. Shazar (1889-1974) was born in Belorussia, and, as a Socialst Zionist, was the third president of Israel. An active European Zionist from his youth, he first visited Palestine in 1911, and settled permanently there in 1924. He was elected to the Knesset in 1949, and then reelected. He was appointed minister of culture and education from 1949 to 1951. Shazar was elected president in 1963, and, reelected five years later for a second term, was in office till 1973.(Kressel, EJ) Abraham I. Katsh's bookplate. Bumped corners, good+ condition. (Katsh-1-21) (ID #19599) $70.00.
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  307. Weizmann, Chaim. Preface by Samuel Untermeyer. AMERICAN ADDRESSES OF DR. CHAIM WEIZMANN: INCLUDING ADDRESS DELIVERED BY DR. WEIZMANN ON THE OCCASION OF THE LAYING OF THE CORNER-STONE OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, JULY 24, 1918. New York, Palestine Foundation Fund (Karen Hayesod), 1923. 1st Edition. Leather, 12mo. 64 pages. Leather binding with gilt embossed title. CONTENTS: Preface by Samuel Untermyer; American Addresses of Dr. Weizmann; Hebrew University Address by Dr. Weizmann. Binding worn at corners and spine. Very Good Condition. (AMR-37-7A). (ID #27890) $70.00.
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  309. Another Copy. 1st Edition. Bound in original cloth, 12mo. 64 pages. Very Good Condition. (AMR-37-7). (ID #26896) $60.00.