Book details: LEST WE FORGET! A PROPOSAL FOR A RITUAL OF REMEMBRANCE
$US 200.00
Learsi, Rufus [Aka Israel Goldberg]
LEST WE FORGET! A PROPOSAL FOR A RITUAL OF REMEMBRANCE
Imprint: NY,NY: Jewish History Foundation, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
No Date (1954?). Presume 1st separate edition. Original paper wrappers. 9x18 cm, folded. 1 leaf folded twice, [6] pages. In English with some Hebrew. Reprinted from [American Jewish] Congress Weekly. Important first separate edition explaining this important addition to many Passover Hagadahs, as a way to remember the martyrs of the Holocaust. This pamphlet details Learsi's experience recognizing and remembering the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust as part of a Seder, and the prayer/ reading to add. "The name Rufus Learsi stood for Israel Goldberg, a prolific writer on the history of the Jews…. Mr. Learsi's best-received book was ‘The Jews in America: A History,' published in 1954 by the World Publishing Company. In it, he supplied detailed information on the major events and personalities on the American Jewish scene. He also wrote "History of the Jewish People," in 1949, a 726­ page book covering the 4,000 years from Abraham's pilgrimage from Chaldea to the establishment of the State of Israel. One work that has gained some acceptance is ‘Ritual of Remembrance,' which he prepared in 1953 as a ritual to be observed at Passover Seders…. He belonged to the Authors Guild, the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Zionist Organization of America." (NYT) No copies on OCLC. Small chip along 2 creases, else clean copy. Very Good Condition. Extremely rare. (HOLO2-159-21), Holo17, Hag
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