London; Bachad Fellowship & Bnei Akivah, 1945. Item #33531
Original Wraps. 8vo. 44 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Translated from the Hebrew by I. Halevy-Levin. Torah va'avodah library. “With the publication of this booklet, we inaugurate our ‘Rishonim’ Library. The object we have set ourselves in this series is to publish short biographies of the great Rabbinic figures of the past century, whose influence upon the course of Jewish national endeavor, though profound, has not always been adequately appreciated. ” - Introduction. Contents: Rabbi Samuel Mohilever, His life and work, by Rabbi J. L. Fishman. Rabbi Samuel Mohilever and the first Zionist congress, by Dr. J. Mohilever. Extract from Zionist Writings. Bibliography. The Defender of Ha' Aretz (translated from the original) by Rabbi Dr. S. M. Leherman. Bachad was a religious Zionist youth movement in pre-war Germany called Brit Chalutzim Datiim which shortened its name “to its initial letters Bachad. Its members prepared themselves for Aliya. A group of them came over to England among the refugees who were permitted to enter this country in the years immediately before the war. They were accommodated in a castle in Wales [Gwrych Castle] and set up Hachshara centres in Bromsgrove and other places, as well as a Merkaz Limmud in Manchester to which members came from the Hachsharah centres for periods of three or six months for intensive Jewish studies. Later on a farm was bought at Thaxted in Essex which became not only a model Hachsharah centre but very quickly a successful agricultural venture which at one time won first prize for having the best milk yielding cow in Essex! ” (bauk, 2013) . Subjects: Hibbat Zion. Mohilewer, Samuel, 1824-1898. OCLC lists 8 copies. Contains instutitional stamp of Jews College London Library on endpage and front wrap. Pages previously damp, light stains along edges; lightly soiled wraps. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-40-13).