Yerushalayim: Yad Yitshak Ben-Tsevi, 1980. Item #27492
(FT) Softcover, 8vo, 314 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sifriyah le-toldot ha-yishuv ha-Yehudi be-Erets-Yisra? El. Mek? Orot; 12; Variation: Sifriyah le-toldot ha-yishuv ha-Yehudi be-Erets-Yisra? El. Mekorot; 12. SUBJECT(S) : Hasidim -- Palestine -- Correspondence. Jews -- Palestine -- History -- 18th century -- Sources. Jews -- Palestine -- History -- 19th century -- Sources. Title on added title page: Hasidic letters from Eretz-Israel. Includes indexes. Bibliography on pages 295-296. Other Titles: Hasidic letters from Eretz-Israel. Halpern (1910-1971) was a “Israel historian. Halpern was born in Bialystok, Poland, emigrated to Erez Israel in 1934, began his teaching career at the Hebrew University in 1949, and became professor in 1963. His main interest was the history of East European Jewry, particularly pinkasim. His publications include Pinkas Va’ad Arba Arazot; Ha-Aliyyot ha-Rishonot shel ha-Hasidim le-Erez Israel; and Takkanot Medinat Mehrin. He also edited Sefer ha-Gevurah, a historical-literary anthology of Jewish self-defense and martyrdom, and Beit Yisrael be-Polin, a collection of essays on Polish-Jewish history. Halpern took a leading part in the work of the Israel Historical Society, and was coeditor of the journals Zion and Shivat ? Iyyon, publications devoted to the history of Zionism. He was the brother of Lipman Halpern, the neurologist” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007) . Wear to binding. Chipping and wear to cover edges. Good condition. (Hasid-4-12).