Item 9813. LAND AND NATION BUILDING: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE “LAND FOR VICTORY” CONFERENCE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND [VERY EARLY REFERENCE TO THE “SAVING REMNANT”]

LAND AND NATION BUILDING: AN ADDRESS DELIVERED AT THE “LAND FOR VICTORY” CONFERENCE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND [VERY EARLY REFERENCE TO THE “SAVING REMNANT”]

New York, Jewish National Fund Of America, 1941. Paperback. Item #37936

First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages; 21 cm. Very early (1941) use of the term “saving remnant” to describe what would be left of Jewry following the unfolding Holocaust in Europe, a reference to Genesis 45: 7, sometimes translated as: “God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant in the earth, and to keep you alive by a great deliverance. ” Holocaust-era speech delivered by Dr. Israel Goldstein, rabbi and president of the JNF, encouraging donations to expand settlements in Palestine to make room for WWII refugees when the war ends. “What a great privilege, and what a tremendous responsibility is ours-ours, Oh, American Israel-to lay broad foundations for our people’s future! It is our responsibility because it is our good fortune, by grace of numbers, security and wealth, to be the “saving remnant” of our people. ” Presented just after the death of Louis D. Brandeis, Goldstein also reviews the accomplishments of the JNF over its 40 year history. Encourages SUBJECT(S) : Zionism, Jewish National Fund. OCLC lists 1 holding worldwide (Univ of Minnesota) . Some browning to pages and minimal edgewear. Very good- condition. Scarce. (zion-12-49)xx.

Price: $400.00

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