London; Bachad Fellowship Publication, 1943. Item #33533
Original Wraps. 8vo. 23 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Some Hebrew throughout. Torah va'avodah library; Festival series, no. 7. Frontispiece illustration by David Hillman, with illustrations throughout by Walter Herz. Contains various Talmudic and Midrashic discussions of Sukkah; with chapters on Rabbinic references and Gems from the Rabbis. Final section discusses the importance of the Sukkah and Eretz Israel. 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: Sukkot. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Univ Florida, Natl Libr Israel, British Libr, Ohio State) . Light soiling to wraps. Contains stamp dated 6 OCT 1943 on front cover of wrap. Internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (SPEC-40-15).