Jerusalem; Hotsaat Sefarim Al Shem Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-Ivrit, 1968. Item #32335
Publishers cloth. 8vo. 435 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added title page: Eastern European Jewry; historical studies. Collection of essays, on the subjects of the Council of the Four Lands, Approbations, the Khmel’nyts’kyi uprising (gzeyres takh vetat) , the Ickowicz Brothers, etc. By Israel Halpern (1910–1971) , “Israeli 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 (‘registers’) . His publications include Pinkas Va'ad Arba Ara? Ot (‘Minutes of the Council of the Four Lands, ’ 1945) ; Ha-Aliyyot ha-Rishonot shel ha-? Asidim le-Ere? Israel (‘Early ? Asidic Immigration to Palestine, ’ 1956) ; and Takkanot Medinat Mehrin (‘Moravian Community Enactments, ’ 1952) . He also edited Sefer ha-Gevurah (3 vols. , 1941, 19512) , a historical-literary anthology of Jewish self-defense and martyrdom, and Beit Yisrael be-Polin (2 vols. , 1948–54) , 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. “ (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Jews - Europe, Eastern. Light wear to edges of jacket, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (EE-5-29).