Frankfurt Am Main; Büro Der "agudas Jisroel" . Item #33600
Original Wraps. 8vo. 155 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German with some Hebrew. 'Agudas Yisroel'; Reports and materials. Compiled by the Provisorischen Comité der "Agudas Jisroel" zu Frankfurt a. M. Contents: Die Vorgeschichte der "Agudas Jisroel" by A. Weyl - Die Versammlung zu Frankfurt a. M. Am 29. Oktober 1911 (Protokoll) - Die Kattowitzer Konferenz am 27. Und 28. Mai 1912 (contains reports from the Conference, the Program of the Agudas Yisroel, etc. ) - Zustimmungskundgebungen zur Gründung der "Agudas Jisroel" - Auszüge aus Zustimmungsschreiben hervorragender Persönlichkeiten (in Hebrew) - Stimmen der Presse zur Gründung der "Agudas Jisroel. " This collection of reports can be assumed to be one of the earliest publications of the Agudat Yisroel after its founding. The Agudat Yisrael is a political movement of Orthodox Jewry, founded at a conference in Kattowitz (Upper Silesia; today Katowice, Poland) in May 1912. “The 300 delegates at the Kattowitz conference faced the complex and challenging task of overriding very real differences among traditional communities in Germany, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, and elsewhere. The goal in forming Agudas Yisroel was to create an overarching, 'ecumenical' Orthodox identity to be shared by all these communities, represented by one organization. A compromise view prevailed, and individual communities were allowed to make their own decisions at local and regional levels. Though some steps were taken to set up a larger organization, including plans for establishing a world body of Agudas Yisroel to be called the Kenesiyah Gedolah (Great Assembly) , the outbreak of World War I made plans to convene such a conference in August 1914 impossible. Consequently, the first international assembly did not take place until 1923.” - YIVO Encyclopedia. Subjects: Orthodox Judaism - Congresses. Agudat Israel. OCLC lists 11 copies. Wraps heavily soiled, detached, with some chipping to edges. Pages aged, with minor chipping at top; otherwise fresh. Fair condition. (GER-43-13).