HA-RAYON HA-MESHIHI BE-YISRAEL ME-RESHITO WEAD HATIMAT HA-MISHNAH.
Imprint: Jerusalem : J. Junovitch., 1927.
(FT) 4to. 345 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Messiah; Jews history to 70 A. D. SERIES: Sifriyyah historit-filologit. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Univ of Chicago, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) . Klausner (1874-1958) was an active Zionist and a fervent nationalist throughout his life, and his Zionist views color all his work. A delegate to the First Congress, he was greatly influenced by the political ideas of Herzl, although his cultural approach remained that of the Hovevei Zion and Ahad Ha-Am. He attended nearly every subsequent Congress until the eleventh, contributing surveys on them to Ha-Shilo'ah. From 1930 he began to identify himself more and more with the policy of Jabotinsky and was regarded by the Revisionist Party, and later by its successor, Herut, as the ideologist of the movement. He edited the monthly Beitar (together with B. Netanyahu) from 193233 and came out vigorously, both in speech and in writing, in support of the ideals of the right-wing nationalists. In 1949 they put his name forward as their candidate for the first president of the State of Israel in opposition to Chaim Weizmann. (Staff, EJ) Edges tanning, spine a little cocked, minor edgewear, good+ condition. (HEB-8-12), SPEC4 HEB2, rab9, 2ndtemple1, SPEC4 Glick