Rio de Janeiro: Jewish Colonization Association, 1930. Item #42472
1st edition. Original printed paper wrappers, 8vo, 8 pages. In Portuguese. Title translates as, “Yom Kippur Lesson: Sermon for the Day of Atonement 5691-1930.” Isaiah Raffalovich, (1870–1956), was a “rabbi and author who promoted the development of Brazil's Jewish community. Born in Bogopol, Podolia [now in Ukraine], Raffalovich was taken in 1882 by his parents to Erez Israel. He became interested in Jewish settlement schemes on both sides of the Jordan….Together with M.E. Sachs, he published an album of his own photographs, Views from Palestine and its Jewish Colonies (1898). Raffalovich left for Europe, where he studied in Berlin and London, obtaining his rabbinical diploma at the Hildesheimer Seminary in Berlin. He served congregations in Manchester and Wales and the Hope Place Synagogue in Liverpool (1904–24). While on a mission to South America in 1923, he was invited by the Jewish Colonization Association (ica) to go to Brazil as its representative, promote immigration to that country, and serve as a spiritual guide to the Jewish community. In this capacity he toured the country, established welfare institutions and improved already existing ones, and helped the newly established communities and synagogues. Raffalovich appealed to the common heritage of the Ashkenazi and Sephardi immigrants in working for the coordination of Jewish life in Brazil, and it was through his personal efforts that more than 30 Jewish schools and teachers' training courses were firmly established. His publications include….the first Jewish sermons in Portuguese printed in modern times, Rudimentos de judaismo (1926). In 1935 he retired to Erez Israel and five years later was appointed senior Jewish chaplain to the British forces in the Middle East. A Hebrew edition of his collected sermons (Ma'gelei Yosher) appeared in 1950 and his autobiography, Ziyyunim ve-Tamrurim, in 1952” [Godfrey Edmond Silverman in EJ, 2007]. The Jewish Colonisation Association (JCA or ICA, Yiddish), in America spelled Jewish Colonization Association, is an organisation created on September 11, 1891, by Baron Maurice de Hirsch. Its aim was to facilitate the mass emigration of Jews from Russia and other Eastern European countries, by settling them in agricultural colonies on lands purchased by the committee in North America (Canada and the United States), South America (Argentina and Brazil) and Ottoman Palestine" (Wikipedia). SUBJECT(S): Yom Kippur. Jewish sermons, Portuguese. Yom Kippour. Yom Kippur. OCLC: 80706758. OCLC-Worldcat lists a single copy worldwide (NLI). Edges sunned, internally bright white strong paper, Very Good Condition. Very rare. (LATAM-4-12-xx-+).