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Imprint: Chicago; Zionist Organization Of America,, 1950
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 21 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Progress report submitted to the fifty-third annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America held in Chicago on June 30- July 5, 1950 by Benjamin G. Browdy, President. “Last night at the opening session of the four-day convention, Mr. Browdy outlined a four-point program aimed at increasing the role of the Z. O. A. And expanding its activities, and calling on the Organization to take the load in a campaign to democratize Jewish community life in this country. The major points of the program are: 1. The creation of a demission on policy to be named by the Z. O. A. President through which all policy questions are to be cleared before they come up for final decision before the duly authorized bodies of the Zionist organization. 2. The sending to Israel of a Zionist delegation of 50 outstanding American businessmen from various parts of the country to study the whole problem of private investment in Israel. 3. The establishment of a national chaluziuth commission to organize and supervise ZOA projects of planned chalutziuth. 4. The convening of a conference on democratization of the Jewish community to which are to be invited all Jewish groups within and without the Zionist movement. ” - JTA, 'Browdy Presents Four-point Program to Z. O. A. 53rd Annual Convention in Chicago', July 3, 1950. Subjects: Zionism. Zionist Organization of America; Convention; (53rd; 1950; Chicago. ) . OCLC lists 2 copies (Harvard, Johns Hopkins) , none in New York. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-7-3)
Stock number:35580.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Federation Of American Zionists, 1899
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 32 pages. Singerman S097, though he knows of no actual copies of this title; his listing is based solely on a citation in a 1932 bibliography. “Publications of the Federation of American Zionists No. 4” (A total of 9 publications were issued) . The ‘Publications’ from 1899 were the 1st separate publications in America with the word ‘Zionist’ in the title. This report details the proceedings of the 2nd Zionist conference in America which was organized and presided over by many of the FAZ’s early leaders including Richard Fottheil, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and , Includes List of local societies with addresses at rear. OCLC lists only 1 library with complete holdings of the series (Harvard) ; and only one of the few libraries with partial holdings may include this particular title (Wisconsin Historical Soc. ) though even that is unclear. Spine rebaked. Lacks original rear cover, but otherwise very good condition. Very Scarce and important. (AMR-52-17)
Stock number:38894.
$US 2000.00
Imprint: New York: Zionist Organization Of America, 1939
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 15 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Issued the year after Kristallnacht by the Zionist Organization of America. Political primer for the American Zionist movement; updated, extended, and rewritten version of 'Zionism: Its Aspirations, Aims and Accomplishments' issued in 1938. Subjects: Zionism - History. Propaganda, Zionist - United States - 20th century. Zionism. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Princeton, Fuller Theol Sem, Spertus, Johns Hopkins) . Wraps lightly soiled, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-7-5) xx, holo17, zionism6 xoo
Stock number:35582.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Labor Zionist Committee For Relief And Rehabilitation, Inc,, [1946-1950]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original illustrated wraps. 8vo. [16] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Front lithography by Kathe Kollwitz, 'They were the first' stanza by Yitshak Katzenelson; rear wrap list of 'recent foster parents' including numerous local branches of Fraternal Organizations, various Landsmanschaften branches, Arthur Syzk, etc. Illustrated throughout with photographs of Jewish orphans, with abridged descriptions of how they survived; includes a list of over 100 children currently being helped by foster parents through the Labor Zionist Committee for Relief and Rehabilitation; it appears that all of the children reside at the Labor Zionist Home for Orphaned Children in France; the brochure asks for payments of $300 per year, or 85 cents a day. Printed in red, black, and grey ink throughout. Very scarce. Subjects: Labor Zionist Committee for Relief and Rehabilitation, Inc. , Foster Parents Division. Jewish War Orphans – Holocaust. Does not appear to be held by any library, none on OCLC. Pages previous cut at edge, previously glued back together by former owner, text in gutter affected on two pages; institutional stamp, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (HOLO2-121-2), HOLO11, art2 CHI2. (JA) , 208-210
Stock number:34947.
$US 250.00
Imprint: London: The Federation, 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wrappers
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 4to. 18 pages each issue. 29 cm. In English. The English Zionist Federation, also known as the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland was established in 1899 to campaign for the Zoinist cause in the UK. The Federation was an umbrella organization for hundreds of other Zionist groups. The Balfour declaration was communicated directly from Foreign Secretary Balfour to Lord Rothschild for transmission to the federation (Wikipedia, 2018). Features reporting on Einstein’s then new theory of the universe and writings by Chaim Weizmann, then President of the Federation. SUBJECTS: Zionism -- Great Britain -- Periodicals. OCLC Number: 234109938. Very lightly edgeworn. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-29), Zionsm4, brit
Stock number:41702.
$US 150.00
Imprint: New York; Zionist Organization Of America, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 14 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Issued by Zionist Organization of America. Political primer for the American Zionist movement; outlining the background of the Zionist movement, the accomplishments in Palestine, the history of the Jewish people, the need for Zionism, etc. Subjects: Zionism - History. Propaganda, Zionist - United States - 20th century. Propaganda, Zionist. Zionism. OCLC lists 10 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-7-4)
Stock number:35581.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Labor Zionist Organization Of America-Poale Zion, N.D.
Binding: Paperback
No date (1948-1952) . Original illustrated orange, green, and white paper wrappers with illustration of an Israeli farmer. 12mo. 4 pages; 15 cm. A DP/Early Statehood-era pamphlet encouraging membership to the LZOA-Poale Zion by highlighting two important members of the organization, Rabbi James G. Heller, prominent Reform rabbi and Zionist leader, and Maurice Samuel, prolific author and Zionist who was best known for his book You Gentiles (1924) . “Labor Zionist Pioneers who built the land-reclaimed the soil-normalized the occupational structure of the Jewish people. ” Also includes statistics about the accomplishments of Labor Zionism as well as a quote from David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel and Labor Zionist. Includes green tinted black-and-white headshots of Heller and Samuel as well as photos of Israelis farming, laboring, and arriving in Israel. Written in green and orange font with an illustration of an Israeli farmer sowing seeds. SUBJECT(S) : Labor Zionism, Israel. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Library stamp and very minimal markings. Very good + condition. Rare. (zion-12-23), zoinism6
Stock number:37973.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Boston, New England Zionist Region, Speakers’ Bureau, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers in blue, black, and white. 8vo. 15 pages; 23 cm. Here, the New England Zionist Region provides a list of qualified Zionist speakers for Zionist District presidents and program chairmen to book at their meetings, programs, and events. They dedicate the pamphlet to “Prophet and Founder of Zionism Dr. Theodor Herzl on the 50th anniversary of the founding of modern Zionism. ” Includes 11 pages of detailed biographies of Zionist speakers with black-and-white photographs including prominent New England rabbis, lawyers, and doctors, a who’s who of Zionism in New England that drills down beyond the usual star players. Includes advice on planning programs such as “If entertainment features like moving pictures, musical presentations, or community singing are provided as the first items on a program that begins on time, your audience will learn to arrive on time as if they were attending a local theater. ” SUBJECT (S) : Zionism. OCLC lists one holding worldwide (Harvard) . Some dampstaining . Good+ condition. Rare. (zion-11-12)
Stock number:37761.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Washington, D. C. : Zionist Organization Of America, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 23 pages, 23 cm. In English. Israel Goldstein (1896-1986) was a very well-known American-Israeli rabbi, writer, and Zionist leader. He was one of the founders of Brandeis University. From 1918 until his immigration to Israel in 1960, Israel Goldstein served as the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York, the second oldest synagogue in the city. He was head of the New York Board of Rabbis (1928–30), the Jewish National Fund of America (1934-1943), the Zionist Organization of America (1943-1946), and American Jewish Congress (1952-1959), and helped found the National Conference of Christians and Jews. In 1945, he was a consultant to the U.S. delegation at the Founding Conference of the United Nations in San Francisco (Wikipedia, 2019). OCLC: 29080512. Light crease mark through middle. Overall very good condition. (ZION2-2-53=B-’a+), Zion holo
Stock number:41878.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Zionist Organization Of America, 1921
Binding: Paperback
Single page printed letter. 28 cm. In English and Yiddish. A letter to members of the Zionist Organization declaring that February 1921 will be a year of restructuring and building up of the organization to handle growing responsibilities in Palestine. The Zionist Organization, founded in 1897, was the first official Zionist organization in the United States, and, especially early in the 20th century, the primary representative of American Jews to the World Zionist Organization, espousing primarily Political Zionism (Wikipedia) . Very good condition with faint crease through center where the letter was folded. (ZION2-2-29), zionism6
Stock number:40994.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London: Zionist Organization, 1921
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 76 pages ; 25 cm. Cover title: "Zionism during the war: a record of Zionist political activity, 1914-21." SUBJECT (S) : Zionism -- Congresses. Jews -- Politics and government. OCLC: 27441234. OCLC lists only 3 copies in the US (UMich, Princeton, UOregon) . Jewish Cultural Reconstruction bookplate. Cover shows wear, with heavy edgewar at rea, repaired with tape at spine. Internally clean an solid, a few institutional marks, Good- Condition overall. (Zion2-1-38A), Zionsm6
Stock number:41130.
$US 150.00
Imprint: New York, N. Y. ; Zionist Organization Of America, Program And Education Dept, [1949]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 4to. 38 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Published by the National Education Department of the Zionist Organization of America. Syllabus on Zionist History, with a wide range of projects and topics for discussion and study. Date determined from pg 37-38, where mention is made of the proclamation of the State of Israel and events in early 1949. Subjects: Syllabus – Education – Zionism. Zionist Organization of America, National Education Dept. OCLC lists 4 copies (Johns Hopkins, Harvard, HUC, Wisconsin) . Light wear to wraps, rear wrap loose; otherwise clean. Good condition. (ZION-7-26)
Stock number:35604.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Labor Zionist Organization Of America, Poale Zion, 1951
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper. 4to, 3,1,2, 8 pages [total of 14 mostly single-sided pages]; 35.5cm. A total of 4 Mimeograph publications on Poale Zion letterhead. In English. DP/Early Statehood-era public position papers on issues of the day in the first years of the Jewish state for use in the Jewish press. Eg.: "It is becoming increasingly clear that for our organnzation to play its historic role in the building of the State of Israel and the shaping of the Jewish national future, it must become a more potent force in AMerican Jewish life....It is practically impossible for any organization to occupy a position of prominence in AMerican Jewish affairs without association with some defense agency" (p. 1 of No. 10). Baruch Zuckerman, president of the Labor Zionist Organization of America, “was a leading American-Israeli zionist, one of the leading proponents of Yad Vashem, editor of Yiddishe Kempfer, and a leading figure in the Farband and Histadrut campaigns” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Dr. Berl Frymer was a prominent Labor Zionist as well, holding a variety of leadership positions. SUBJECT(S) : Labor Zionism, Politics. OCLC lists no holdings. Slight toning. Minimal markings and tears. Library stamp. creases from mailing. Very good condition. (zion-12-11A), zionism6
Stock number:40038.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London: Zionist Organization, 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 20 pages, 22 cm. Includes transcriptions of speeches from Lord Rothschild, A. J. Balfour, Nahum Sokolow, The Marquis of Crewe, Chaim Weizmann, and more. Umbrella organization for the Zionist movement in the United Kingdom, representing more than 30 organizations and over 50, 000 affiliated members. It was established in 1899 to campaign for a permanent homeland for the Jewish people (Wikipedia) . SUBJECTS: Zionist - Great Britain. OCLC lists 12 holdings worldwide (OCLC: 629607) . Excellent condition. (ZION2-2-10), zionism6
Stock number:40977.
$US 175.00
Imprint: New York; Youth Zionist Organization Of America, 1940
Binding: Pamphlet
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Wraps. 12mo. 19 pages. 20 cm. Holocaust-era imprint, the final of 5 annual brochures issued. With frontispiece portrait of Theodor Herzl. Contains the Masada Program, a history of Zionism and Palestine, the Zionist movement, the Masada youth movement, Masada aims and activities, the history of the Masada movement. Contains 14 illustrations. “February 1940” - cover. Program of the Masada Zionist Youth Movement, updated and issued yearly between 1936 and 1940. Subjects: Zionism. Masada. Jews, American. Jewish religious education. OCLC lists 3 copies (JTSA, Harvard, Natl Libr Israel) . Light wear to wraps, previous owners signature on front wrap, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ZION-8-18), holo17, zionism6 xoo
Stock number:35664.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Washington, D. C. , Zionist Organization Of America, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1942-44) . First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with photographs and blue background. 8vo. 6 pages; 23 cm. “The destruction of large Jewish communities in Nazi occupied Europe has placed upon American Jewry the major obligation to furnish the funds for extending the upbuilding work of Palestine and the responsibility to safeguard the post-war status of Palestine as the Jewish Commonwealth. ” Includes an excerpt from President Roosevelt’s historic address during his last term in office at the 45th annual ZOA convention, which was held in 1942, “At this time when our country is at war it is fitting to note the substantial contribution which Palestine is making to the war effort in the United Nations. That contribution is due in great part to the work of your organizations in the past and the present. Holocaust-era Questions and answers about the topic of Zionism including “What is Zionism? , ” “What is the Interest of the American Public and Government in the Zionist Program? . ” and “Is it True That Jews Have Displaced Arabs? ” Includes purposefully faded blue photographs of the people and scenery of Eretz Israel as borders for the pages. Encourages reader to donate to the Zionist Organization of America. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (Univ of Chicago, Harvard Univ, Harvard College Libr, Univ of Texas, Austin, Harry Ransom) . Unobtrusive pencil markings. Previously folded into thirds. Very good condition. (zion-11-49), xoo
Stock number:37829.
$US 150.00
Imprint: New York; Zionist Organization Of America, [1947]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. [4] pages. 22 cm. First edition. Full two page comic book for children, with “A Message to Parents” on rear wrap, calling for membership in the Zionist Organization of America to help pressure the United Nations General Assembly decision on the future of Palestine. Comic Book, drawn by Norman and Sol Nodel, text by Rhoda B. Simon, traces the history of Palestine in cursory form since the Balfour Declaration. “We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Balfour Day this year”. Subjects: Zionist Organization of America – Children – Membership Drive. Zionism – Comic Strips. Balfour Day - 1947. No copies on OCLC. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. Rare unusual period piece (ZION-6-48) xx
Stock number:35575.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: New York; Zionist Organization Of America, 1954
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 4to. 19 pages. 29 cm. First edition. "A service of the American Zionist Fund, issued for use of its Regions and Districts by The Zionist Organization of America" – Cover. Fiftieth anniversary of the death of Theodor Herzl commemoration and educational material, for the 'Herzl Year'. Contains source material for celebrating the Herzl Year, bibliography of materials, etc. Subjects: Zionism - United States - History. Zionism. Educational Material - Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. United States. OCLC lists 3 copies (Harvard, Penn, Huc) , none in New York. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-6-23)
Stock number:35549.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London, Federation Of Zionist Youth, 1936
Binding: Softcover
Original Wrappers.16 pages. 8vo. 19 cm. First separate Edition. “Young Zionist” Publications No. 4. “First printed in the ‘Zionist Review’ September, October and November, 1935.” Article responding to communist criticism of Zionist policy. Specifically, the article addresses Jewish communists in the Soviet Union and elsewhere. The text is largely negative towards the communist criticisms stating: “Their lack of a realistic approach and a penetrating analysis has forced them to accept the view point and tactics of a wordy faction. ” (pg. 16) Subjects: Communism and Zionism. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Minimal age toning and shelf wear, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (ZION-1-13)
Stock number:34665.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Labor Zionist Organization Of America-Poale Zion, 1949
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback (single sheet of paper)
First edition. Mimeograph letter. 4to. 1 page; 28 cm. A letter of declaration about the status and goals of the first “Kinus” at the Hechalutz Farm at Cream Ridge, New Jersey. “Our way must become an example for many others. The spirit of chalutziut and the driving urge to realize the chalutz ideal must penetrate to every corner of the Labor Zionist Organization. Our ideal must become the common possession of all members of the Organization. ” SUBJECT (S) : Labor Zionism, Jewish colonization, Israel. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Slight toning. Folded in half. Very good condition. Rare. (zion-12-12)
Stock number:37961.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Brooklyn: Zionist Organization Of American, 1942
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 4to, 16 pages, 30 cm. Holocaust-era issue. Features extracts from addresses by Chaim Weizmann, Stephen S. Wise, Robert Szold, Israel Goldstein, Louis Levinthal, Emanuel Neumann, Tamar de Sola Pool, Abba Hillel Silver, and Nachum Goldman. The addresses were originally presented during the Zionist Conference from May 9-11, 1942. The New Palestine ran from 1921-1951. SUBJECTS: Zionism -- Periodicals. OCLC Number:72943411. Very good condition with faded fold down middle. Lightly edgeworn. (ZION2-1-40), zionism6
Stock number:40926.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Zionist Organization Of America, New York, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition, original illustrated color paper wrappers, 8vo, 90 pages. "Fifty-one years have passed since the Zionist Organization of America embarked on its mission. We now convene six weeks after the proclamation and establishment of the State of Israel, marking the realization of Herzl's prophetic vision" (Introduction) . Light wear, spine rebacked, otherwise Very Good Condition. (KH-5-55)
Stock number:36457.
$US 500.00
Imprint: New York, N. Y. : American Zionist Policy Committee, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 13 pages ; 23 cm. Holocaust-era address given by Rabbi Silver at the Hotel Commodore on March 21, 1945. “Abba Hillel Silver (1893 – 1963) was an American Rabbi and Zionist leader. He was a key figure in the mobilization of American support for the founding of the State of Israel. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) . In this address he criticizes President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill for their hesitancy to establish a Jewish State despite their general support and comments on the influence of Saudi leader Ibn Saud. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism -- United States. OCLC lists 6 holdings worldwide. None in New York. Previous owner’s stamp on cover. Creased throughout. Otherwise pages bright and clean. About very good condition. (zion-10-31)
Stock number:37865.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Berlin-Charlottenburg: Verlag Zionistisches Zentralbureau, 1908. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 293 pages. Limp binding; gilt titles. First edition. In German. "Herausgegeben, mit Unterstützung zahlreicher sachverständiger Mitarbeiter, von der Zionistischen Vereinigung für Deutschland. " Illustrated with tables. Eleven pages of advertisements at end. The Z. V. D. (Zionist Federation of Germany) was one of the most important Jewish organizations in Germany before WWII. They published the Jüdische Rundschau, the leading Jewish paper in Germany. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. Zionism -- Dictionaries. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Edgeworn, especially at head and tail of spine. Flyleaves soiled. Some notation in pencil on table of contents and rear flyleaf. Binding tight. Interior in very good condition. (GER-9-8), ger2
Stock number:16919.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; American Student Zionist Federation, 1934
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 31 pages. 23 cm. First edition. First appearance. Nazi-era booklet. 'National Avukah program; first series: The Jews as a group; first semester: The development of Jewish society and institutions'. “This essay is planned as the first part of a four year course” - p. 3. Historical survey, designed for Avukah students, on Jewish history from the Second Temple period to the present (covers Babylonia, the expulsion from Spain, the ghetto, Poland, Emancipation, Russian and American Jewry, etc. ) . Subjects: Jews - History. Jews – Civilization. OCLC lists only 2 copies (Harvard, Dallas) . Wraps soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ZION-8-21), zionism6, holo17 xoo
Stock number:35667.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York, Education Department, Zionist Organization Of America, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 15 pages; 23 cm. A Nazi-era series of questions and answers about Zionism and Antisemitism. Includes topics such as “Shall We Remain Jews? , ” “Stranger Assimilated; Jews Unassimilable” and “The Christian Myth. ” “Where shall we establish the Jewish home? Our dreams of the past as well as the realities of the present have determined that. There is but one country which has fired the imagination of the Jew, which at the same time the Jews can claim historically. Moreover, it is the only country which can be considered open to Jewish immigration. The answer is Palestine. ” No. 7 in the Zionist Education Series. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism. OCLC lists 6 holdings worldwide. Slight toning. A few small tears. Very good condition. (zion-12-47), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37933.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Habonim, Labor Zionist Youth, 1944
Binding: Hardback
Paper Wraps. 8vo. 31 pages. Holocaust-era imprint. Monthly periodical by the Labor Zionist Youth organization. Contents of this issue include, “The Month: Still No Decision, ” Shalom Wurm; “Seder Diary, ” Ben Simcha; “Boundaries of Exile, ” Ben Halpern; “Palestine Letter: Crisis in the Party, ” S. Aharoni; “A Day in Yagur, ” Willliam Siegel; “Labor in Search of Policy, ” Samuel M. Ehrenhalt. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- United States -- Periodicals. Labor Zionism -- United States -- Periodicals. Jewish youth -- United States -- Periodicals. OCLC lists no copies. Cover has some stains, fraying at binding. Pages darkened and crease through corner of some pages, but all text is clear. Good condition. (HOLO2-41-17), HOLO5, ZIONISM1, AMR4, CDS Period1 xoo
Stock number:26672.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : World Zionist Organization., 1977.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 25 pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – bibliography – periodicals. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Lightly tanned, otherwise very good condition. (BIB-3-15), bibliog1
Stock number:19860.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv, Lion The Printer, For The Zionist Organisation Youth Dept, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers with blue spine. 12 mo. 79 pages; 17 cm. Includes fabulous, artistic close-up black-and-white photographs of people’s faces. A short Holocaust-era anthology of prose, poetry, photography, and short stories about Palestine written in Hebrew and translated to English for this publication. Includes more than a dozen works by various authors with titles such as “Grocery, Haberdashery and Books, ” “The Story of a Blanket, ” and “I Am The Daughter. ” “There is another bookshop in the City within the Walls, but quite of a different kind. Its owner is a little fellow with a long beard, who fears God, loves his fellow-man, and is known as Little Grandpa. In his shop there are no secular books to be found but holy works written in a holy spirit in the Holy Tongue, as is fitting and proper to so worthy a Jew as he. And since by reason of our many iniquities, holy books do not provide a livelihood for their owners in our days, our good Jew, gentle Little Grandpa, must supplement his traffic in books with the sale of writing materials and even of haberdashery, may it not be reckoned as a transgression. ” Number 1 in a series of anthologies from the Palestine Pioneer Library. SUBJECT (S) : Palestine, Modern Hebrew Literature. OCLC lists 21 holdings worldwide. Some toning. Library marking on spine. A few pages damaged. Very minimal markings. Good condition. (zion-12-33)
Stock number:37984.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York City, Zionist Organization Of America, 1950
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original color illustrated paper wrappers depicting image of the statue of liberty and an Israeli man standing against a roman numeral ‘2’ labeled Israel. 4to, 16 pages; 31cm. Large, dramatic, magazine-size program from the first annual Z. O. A. Pageant held in Madison Square Garden on May 11, 1950. Ed Sullivan was the Master of Ceremonies of the pageant, and the program personalities included several famous artists with photographs such as Metropolitan Opera singer, Richard Tucker, and actor Jacob Ben Ami. Includes several articles written by high level Israeli officials with stunning photographs. SUBJECT (S) : Israel, Zionism. OCLC lists two holdings worldwide (Spertus & YIVO) . Minimal wear and staining. About very good + condition. (zion-11-5A)
Stock number:37765.
$US 225.00
Imprint: London: Zionist Federation Of Great Britain And Ireland, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 12mo. 32 pages, 17 cm. Holocaust-era imprint. Features a letter from David Ben-Gurion, at the time the Chairman of the Jewish Agency, to the General Commanding Officer in Palestine. The Jerusalem Arms Trial concerned the illegal possession of vast quantities of guns by British soldiers. The British Mandate charged the officers with attempting to smuggle guns to Jewish Palmach fighters. SUBJECTS: Trials (illegal arms transfers) - Jerusalem. OCLC: 36849152OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Princeton, HUC, UT-Austin, Tel Aviv U, Izhak Ben Zvi, USouthampton) , only 3 in the US. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-38), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40924.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Brooklyn: Zionist Organization Of American, 1942
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 4to, 16 pages, 30 cm. Features a letter by Franklin Roosevelt to Robert Wagner of the American Palestine Committee extolling the work of Jews in Palestine and pledging support for the Jewish National Home. The New Palestine ran from 1921-1951. SUBJECTS: Zionism -- Periodicals. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-39), zionism6
Stock number:40925.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, World Zionist Organization
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; 8vo. 79 pages. Illustrated. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwi de. Excellent condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15753.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem; Hassifriya Haziyonit,, 1978
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Softbound. 4to. 84 pages. 32 cm. First edition. Parallel text in English and Hebrew. "Prepared by the Organization and Information Dept. Of the World Zionist Organization on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the state of Israel. " With English and Hebrew descriptions, and reproductions of thirty documents from the central Zionist archives, including The Basle Programme; Appeal of the 'Palestine Office' to those liable to expulsion; Draft of report by Henrietta Szold regarding the Youth Aliyah; A letter from Winston Churchill to Chaim Weizmann; Invitation to the ceremony of the proclamation of independence; etc. Subjects: Zionism - History - Sources. World Zionist Organization. Central Zionist Archive. Light wear to wraps, with bumped lower edge, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-39-39), Spec6, bibliog4, zionism1. (ja)
Stock number:32950.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: The Department Of Education Of The Zionist Organizaiton Of America, [1920-1933]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No Date ca. [1920-1933]1st Edition. 12mo. 21 loose pages in orignal paper band-wrapper; 14 cm. Clearly designed for public reading, as a lecture from a podium, at far-flung Zionist clubs or events where the Zionist leadership, based in the large cities, could never come and deliver it themselves. From the series: “Zionist Theory and Achievement” Series 1, Lecture 2. The cover reads, “This is one of the lectures that are prepared for use in assemblies, study circles and clubs. Each lecture is written either by an individual chosen to present a certain subject or it is compiled from various authoritative sources. All the lectures are arranged and edited by a committee consisting of Jesse E. Sampter, Emily Solis-Cohen, Rabbi Eugene Kohn, and Emanuel Neumann. ” “The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) , founded in 1897, was one of the first official Zionist organizations in the United States, and, especially early in the 20th century, the primary representative of American Jews to the World Zionist Organization, espousing primarily Political Zionism. ” (wikipedia, 2016) From the lecture itself: “Even in these days when Zionism has almost got all that it wants, when the Gentile world is with us, and when Uncle Sam himself has told us that he is fighting on the side that is our side, there are still some very good Jewish people who stand out against Zionism, and for what seems to them a very good reason…” OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Printed as 21 horizontal sheets. Some discoloration to cover. Sleeve is torn. Overall about very good condition. (AMR-49-47)
Stock number:37680.
$US 225.00
Imprint: The Department Of Education Of The Zionist Organizaiton Of America, [1920-1935]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. 12mo. 24 loose pages in orignal paper band-wrapper; 14 cm. Clearly designed for public reading, as a lecture from a podium, at far-flung Zionist clubs or events where the Zionist leadership, based in the large cities, could never come and deliver it themselves. From the series: “Zionist Theory and Achievement” Series 2, Lecture 1. The cover reads, “This is one of the lectures that are prepared for use in assemblies, study circles and clubs. Each lecture is written either by an individual chosen to present a certain subject or it is compiled from various authoritative sources. All the lectures are arranged and edited by a committee consisting of Jesse E. Sampter, Emily Solis-Cohen, Rabbi Eugene Kohn, and Emanuel Neumann. ” “The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) , founded in 1897, was one of the first official Zionist organizations in the United States, and, especially early in the 20th century, the primary representative of American Jews to the World Zionist Organization, espousing primarily Political Zionism. ” (wikipedia, 2016) From the lecture itself: “The Jewish people… has not only the right but the duty to develop its national culture; but how can it do so? We Jews after all, live in the midst of other peoples with distinctive cultures of their own. ” OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Printed as 21 horizontal sheets. Some discoloration to cover. Sleeve is torn. Overall about very good condition. (AMR-49-47a)
Stock number:37689.
$US 225.00
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Imprint: New York; American Jewish Committee., 1951
Binding: Pamphlet
Hole punched in period folder. 4to. 28cm. 29 pages. Single-sided mimeographed pages. Report to Dr. John Slawson regarding the 23rd World Zionist Congress. Including information on the proceedings, clearly editorialized through the lens of the American Jewish Committees at time oppositional view of Zionist political practices. Light shelfwear. Small stamp from the American Jewish Committee library on title page verso. Text is bright and fresh. Very good condition. (AJC-24)
Stock number:34640.
$US 175.00
Imprint: New York, Bloch Pub. Co, 1904
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original green printed wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages. Early Zionist plea from the pivotal year of 1904, which saw both Herzl’s death as well as the first American publication of Herzl’s “The Jewish State.” Indeed, “by 1904, cultural Zionism was accepted by most Zionists and a schism was beginning to develop between the Zionist movement and Orthodox Judaism. In 1904, Herzl died unexpectedly at the age of 44 and the leadership was taken over by David Wolffsohn, who led the movement until 1911. During this period, the movement was based in Berlin (Germany's Jews were the most assimilated) and made little progress, failing to win support among the Young Turks after the collapse of the Ottoman Regime….Under Herzl's leadership, Zionism relied on Orthodox Jews for religious support, with the main party being the orthodox Mizrachi. However, as the cultural and socialist Zionists increasingly broke with tradition and used language contrary to the outlook of most religious Jewish communities, many orthodox religious organizations began opposing Zionism. Their opposition was based on its secularism and on the grounds that only the Messiah could re-establish Jewish rule in Israel.Therefore, most Orthodox Jews maintained the traditional Jewish belief that while the Land of Israel was given to the ancient Israelites by God, and the right of the Jews to that land was permanent and inalienable, the Messiah must appear before the land could return to Jewish control” (Wikipedia. “Albert M. Friedenberg (1881–1942) was an American lawyer and historian. “At the age of 19, he joined the American Jewish Historical Society and became one of its leading members; he was largely responsible for the issuance of 17 volumes of the Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society (ajhsp, nos. 18–34). Friedenberg wrote numerous papers and articles on the early history of Jews in America, immigration, historical aspects of Zionism, Jews in Masonry, and the Jewish periodical press, and also on local German Jewish history, literature, and biography. He acted as the New York correspondent of the Baltimore Jewish Comment (1902–10) and the Chicago Reform Advocate (1905–31), and as contributing editor of the New York Hebrew Standard (1907–23). Includes bibliographical references” (Encyclopedia.com). SUBJECT(S): Zionism. Interestingly, OCLC lists not a single hard copy anywhere–only microfilm and digital access copies (for example, OCLC: 894106828). An absolutely pristine, unread copy, amazingly preserved, Very Good+ Condition. Extremely rare, important, and well-preserved (zion2-3-3), zion, amr
Stock number:41917.
$US 600.00
Imprint: New York; The Zionist Labor Party "hitachduth" Of America With The Cooperation Of Avukah, American Student Zionist Federation, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later boards. 8vo. 4, 119, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. "A tribute to the Palestine pioneer movement Hechalutz on its tenth anniversary. " Published by the Zionist Labor Party "Hitachduth" of America, with the cooperation of Avukah, American Student Zionist Federation. Tribute to the Palestine Pioneer Movement, with over a dozen articles translated from Davar, Niv, Hedim, and other newspapers and journals in Palestine of the period, on the history of the pioneer movement, the first Pioneers and their paths of migration to Palestine, and the experience of newcomers; with three articles on the life of Joseph Trumpeldor. Includes Chaim Bialik's 'Speech on the Tenth Anniversary of the Hechalutz'. Subjects: Jews - Restoration. Jews - Palestine. Jews. Jews - Restoration. Middle East - Palestine. Lacks blank rear cover and spine, otherwise Very good. (ZION-5-2B), zionism
Stock number:41401.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; The Zionist Labor Party "hitachduth" Of America With The Cooperation Of Avukah, American Student Zionist Federation, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. 4, 119, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. "A tribute to the Palestine pioneer movement Hechalutz on its tenth anniversary. " Published by the Zionist Labor Party "Hitachduth" of America, with the cooperation of Avukah, American Student Zionist Federation. Tribute to the Palestine Pioneer Movement, with over a dozen articles translated from Davar, Niv, Hedim, and other newspapers and journals in Palestine of the period, on the history of the pioneer movement, the first Pioneers and their paths of migration to Palestine, and the experience of newcomers; with three articles on the life of Joseph Trumpeldor. Includes Chaim Bialik's 'Speech on the Tenth Anniversary of the Hechalutz'. Subjects: Jews - Restoration. Jews - Palestine. Jews. Jews - Restoration. Middle East - Palestine. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good. (ZION-5-2)
Stock number:34734.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York; The Zionist Labor Party "hitachduth" Of America With The Cooperation Of Avukah, American Student Zionist Federation, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later boards. 8vo. 4, 119, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. "A tribute to the Palestine pioneer movement Hechalutz on its tenth anniversary. " Published by the Zionist Labor Party "Hitachduth" of America, with the cooperation of Avukah, American Student Zionist Federation. Tribute to the Palestine Pioneer Movement, with over a dozen articles translated from Davar, Niv, Hedim, and other newspapers and journals in Palestine of the period, on the history of the pioneer movement, the first Pioneers and their paths of migration to Palestine, and the experience of newcomers; with three articles on the life of Joseph Trumpeldor. Includes Chaim Bialik's 'Speech on the Tenth Anniversary of the Hechalutz'. Subjects: Jews - Restoration. Jews - Palestine. Jews. Jews - Restoration. Middle East - Palestine. Ex-library with usual markings. Very good. (ZION-5-2A)
Stock number:36532.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York, Federation Of American Zionists, 1918
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Separate Edition. Original Wrappers. 12mo. 5 pages ; 16 cm. Printed as a tri-fold pamphlet with text on every page but the cover. “Reprinted from the New York Evening Post (December 12, 1917) ” by the Zionist Organization of America. Published the year after the FAZ was renamed and “Zionist Organization of America” is printed on the title page. “In 1909 Friedlander became the founding president of Young Judaea, an amalgam of several Zionist youth groups. In 1912, together with Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, a professor of homiletics and philosophy of religion at the Jewish Theological Seminary, he guided young Jewish adults in combating assimilation into secular American society or Reform circles. These efforts resulted in a popular lecture series, which were a predecessor of the Young Israel movement to combat the wave of assimilation by Jews….He was part of the Governing Board of the Intercollegiate Menorah Society, the Executive Committee of Bureau of Education of the Jewish Community of New York City and the Executive Committee of the Federation of American Zionists. He was known for his ardent support of Zionism. In 1918, Friedlander was invited to travel to Mandate Palestine as the Jewish representative of a Red Cross relief mission. In January 1920, Friedlander traveled to Poland as part of a four-member commission of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to distribute $35 million to starving Jews in Poland and Ukraine. The US State Department gave its permission for the trip, but would not issue passports or afford any protection to the commission members. On July 5, Friedlander and Rabbi Bernard Cantor were murdered by soldiers of the Red Cavalry near Kamenetz-Podolsk, Ukraine” (Wikipedia, 2018). OCLC lists just 4 holdings worldwide 4 (Harvard, Smith, HUC, UVa) , none in New York. Very light soiling to front wrapper. Overall Very Good Condition. (ZION-10-30A), zionism6
Stock number:38175.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Frankfurt A. M. (Rodelheim) : Druck Und Verlag Von M. Lehrberger & Co., 1914
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 64 pages. 22cm. In Hebrew and German. Yaari, 1849. Almost certainly the first explicitly Zionist Haggadah to have ever been published. It was distributed by the Zionist Union of Germany (Zionistischen Vereinigung fur Deutschland) , an organization that was established in 1894 by Max Bodenheimer, during World War I. At its peak, the organization had over 25, 000 members and was generally accepted as the umbrella Zionist organization of Germany. Its activities were halted in 1937. (Wikipedia, 2016) This haggadah may have been sent to Jewish soldiers on the frontline, given its publication date. The text appears in two columns, one in German and one in Hebrew. Text inside is Yaari, 1849, but with special Zionist covers for this edition. Subjects: Liturgy and ritual. Hagadah. Yiddish. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. OCLC lists 8 copies of this haggadah. Paper wrappers are loose. Some pages are heavily soiled, though text is legible. Good- Condition. (Hag-18-6), Hag5 208-210
Stock number:36657.
$US 1000.00
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Imprint: New York, M. W. Dodd; New York, H. Long & Bro., 1847; 1843
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later cloth. 16mo. 216; 406 pages. 17 cm. Gleanings From a Gathered Harvest, Singerman 0914, (1847) second edition. Judah’s Lion, Singerman 0832, First US edition. Two volumes bound together; the Dodd engraved title page is absent from Judah’s Lion; contains the previous owner’s decorative stamp (Alfred L. Brown) on first page of first page of each work. Attractively bound in contemporary half leather and marbled boards with gilt title on spine. Contains the first English ‘Zionist’ novel by Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, bound with ‘Gleaning from a Gather Harvest’ a collection of essays and editorials on contemporary morals, customs, and domestic economy in New York, with essays on Immigration and observance of the Sabbath, written by the famous American proto-Zionist Mordecai Manuel Noah, an “American politician, journalist, playwright, and philanthropist; born in Philadelphia, Pa. , July 19, 1785; died in New York city March 22, 1851. […] Noah's place in Jewish history is due to his activity as a Jewish liberator and nationalist. His travels in Europe and his thorough acquaintance with Jewish affairs had opened his eyes to the unfortunate situation of the Jews—a homeless people lodged in the midst of other peoples with whom they could never amalgamate. Like the majority of Zionists, Noah advocated the restoration of the Jews to Palestine, their ancient heritage; and though he firmly believed in the coming of the Messiah, he nevertheless held to the view that the restoration of the Jews must come about through the Jews themselves. ” (EJ 1906) Judah’s Lion is considered to be the first English language ‘Zionist Novel’ (it predates George Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’ by thirty years) ; the story concerns the return of an English Jew (Alick) to the Holy Land; it binds together English and Jewish history. This was the last novel the author wrote. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) wrote on the plight of English women factory workers, was well known in her time for her novels, essays and poems, was passionate about gardening, a pioneer of deaf education, and also wrote children’s stories. In her later years she defended the rights of Judaism, and in her last three years was a close friend of Moses Montefiore. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English) . United States - Social life and customs - 1783-1865. OCLC lists 7 copies of this edition of Gleanings and 17 copies of Judah’s Lion. This edition (1847) of Gleanings sold at auction in 2011 for US 1080; The last copy of Lion offered at auction was over 30 years ago in 1987,.Light rubbing to edges of leather, very light foxing throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-33-D), Amr4, brit1, zionism1, spec6. (ja)
Stock number:31426.
$US 1400.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Eidah Ha-Hareidit, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Poster
No Date (Mid 20th Century) . 1st edition. Large poster, ca. 42 x 67 cm. In Hebrew. Anti Zionist poster by the Neturei Karta (Ha-Eidah ha-Hareidit), group of ultra-orthodox, mainly in Jerusalem, who regard the establishment of a secular Jewish state in Erez Israel as a sin and a denial of God, and therefore do not recognize the State of Israel. Their name, which is Aramaic for "guardians of the City, " derives from a passage in the Jerusalem Talmud (Hag. 76: 3) stating that religious scholars are the guardians and defenders of the city. Neturei Karta broke away from Agudat Israel in 1935, when the latter attempted to restrain extremist demands for an independent ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem community completely separate from the rest of the Zionist community. The group first adopted the name Hevrat ha-Hayyim, after Rabbi Joseph Hayyim Sonnenfeld. It aimed at creating "a circle free from the influence of the contemporary spirit and its fallacious opinions, " and a condition of membership was "the education of sons and daughters in the traditional Jewish manner, without any change (girls' schools which teach Hebrew do not provide education in the traditional Jewish manner). " The last phrase alluded to Agudat Israel's Bet Ya'akov girls' schools, where the language of instruction is Hebrew. Large poster, age staining, creased and split on folds with archival repairs to the rear. Good Condition thus. (Zion2-3-1), Zionism6, 215
Stock number:41207.
$US 225.00
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Imprint: [New York], 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original White and Blue Illustrated Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 8 pages ; 18 cm. One of the earliest examples of large-scale Zionist fundraising in America. Solicitation for the Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA) “Palestine Restoration Fund. ” Includes photographs of Then-President Judge Julian W. Mack and Then-Honorary President Louis Brandeis. The fund-raising drive had a goal set at 3 million dollars. Includes original white and blue pledge card, also with Brandeis and Mack’s names as ZOA leadership. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Pamphlet is creased in middle. Otherwise good condition. Pledge card is in very good condition. Exceedingly Rare. (AMR-49-16)
Stock number:37557.
$US 350.00
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Imprint: New York; Herzl Press, 1960
Edition: First Edition
Binding: LooseLeaf
Original Portfolio. 4to. [2], [40] pages. 30 cm. First edition. Legends in Hebrew and English. Forty photographs, prepared by the Joint Committee of the Government of Israel and the World Zionist Organisation for the Observance of the Herzl Centennial 1860-1960. Forty black and white plates in portfolio. Subjects: Zionists - Biography - Pictorial works. Pictures. Zionism. Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904 - Iconography. Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. Biography - Pictorial works. OCLC lists 20 copies. Portfolio case in poor condition, otherwise clean. Good + condition. (ZION-6-24)
Stock number:35550.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin : Judischer Verlag., 1929.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 77 pages. Illustrated. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism – Austria – biography; Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904. Includes extracts from Theodor Herzl's works, diaries, speeches, etc. One of the most famous Zionist leader, Herzl was born in Budapest in 1860. While he did study law in Vienna, most of his early intellectual work concentrated on literature and journalism. He was launched into Zionism in 1896, motivated by the Dreyfus case, and fueled by the translation into English of his “Judenstaat. ” The next year he planned the first Zionist Congress, and was elected it's president; at following Congresses, he was continually reelected. Heads of state throughout Europe conferred with Herzl in his position as leader of the Zionists. In particular, he worked with the British government for the establishment of territory for the Jews in the Middle East. He died in 1904. (Singer & Haas, JE) . Pages a little tanned, good condition. (GER-25-5), GER6, zionism1
Stock number:20288.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 8vo. Tri-Fold Holocaust-era Pamphlet with 5 pages ; 24 cm. The Undersigned Rabbis Are: Philip S. Bernstein, Barnett R. Brickner, Israel Goldstein, James G. Heller, Mordecai M. Kaplan, B. L. Levinthal, Israel H. Levinthal, Louis M. Levitsky, Joshua Loth Liebman, Joseph H. Lookstein, Jacob R. Marcus, Abraham A. Neuman, Louis I. Newman, David de Sola Pool, Abba Hillel Silver, Milton Steinberg, and Stephen S. Wise. “We, the undersigned Rabbis, ” they write, “of all elements of American Jewish religious life, have noted with concern a statement by ninety of our colleagues in which they repudiate Zionism on the ground that it is inconsistent with Jewish religious and moral doctrine. This statement misrepresents Zionism and misinterprets historic Jewish religious teaching…” OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Front wrapper is mostly loose. 4th and 5th page are torn with a few words affected. Otherwise in good condition. Very rare. (zion-10-57), holo17, zoinism6 xoo
Stock number:37895.
$US 225.00
Imprint: New York: World Confederation Of General Zionists, American Office, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original wrappers. 8vo. 22 pages, 19 cm. "Originally published as a series of five articles in The New Palestine ... December 17, 1947 to March 17, 1948." The General Zionists were a centre-right Zionist movement and a political party in Israel. The General Zionists supported the leadership of Chaim Weizmann and their views were largely colored by central European culture. Their political arm is an ancestor of the modern-day Likud (Wikipedia). SUBJECTS: Israel - History - Politics and Government. OCLC Number: 123238440. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Very good condition. Rare. (ZION2-2-24), zionism6
Stock number:40989.
$US 165.00
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Imprint: New York; Zionist Organization Of America, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 21 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The turning point: based on his presidential address to the annual convention of the Zionist Organization of America, Pittsburgh, Pa. , July 3, 1948.” Address by Emanuel Neumann, President of the Zionist Organization of America, on the tasks of the world zionist movement in the year that the 'republic of Israel' (p. 3) is a fact. Subjects: Zionism. OCLC lists 9 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ZION-5-3)
Stock number:34735.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Zionist Organisation Of America, Education Department, 1928
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 4to. 8, [1] pages. 28 cm. First separate edition. Reprint from the Palestine Review, May 27, 1928. Mimeographed typewritten single sided printing. Essays on partisanship and sectarianism in the Zionist movement, especially that of the labor zionist and mizrachi tendencies. Points out numerous instances of general and specific sectarianism, internally and externally to each tendency as manifested principally amongst youth members and the curriculum of zionist materials and approaches in the school movement. Subjects: Jews - Education - United States. Jews - Education. United States. OCLC lists only 1 copy (Harvard) . Scarce. Wraps soiled, with bumped edges. Otheriwse clean. Good + condition. (ZION-7-30)
Stock number:35608.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv; Lion The Printer For The Zionist Organization, Youth Dept, [1940s]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 12mo. 79 pages. 17 cm. First English edition. Holocuast-era work translated from the original Hebrew by Sylvia Satin. History of the labor zionist pioneers to Palestine in the first part of the twentieth century. Contains much useful information on the various labor zionist tendencies and groups, workers struggles, and the early cooperative settlements; part memoir, part history. Shlomo Zemach (1886–1974) , Hebrew writer; emigrated to Palestine at the age of 18, helped found the socialist zionist organization Hapoel Hatzair; famous for his novels, drama, and short stories. Subjects: Land settlement - Palestine. Agricultural colonies - Palestine. Agricultural colonies. Land settlement. Middle East - Palestine. OCLC lists 25 copies. Small institutional stamp on front wrap, first endpage browned, otherwise clean. Good + condition. (ZION-7-53)
Stock number:35632.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Labor Zionist Organization Of America, Poale Zion, 1948, 1949
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper. 4to, 33 single-sided leaves total; 35.5cm. A total of 6 Mimeograph press releases on Poale Zion letterhead. Written in Yiddish. Title translates to “Political Circular. ” DP/Early Statehood-era public position papers on issues of the day in the first years of the Jewish state for use in the Jewish press. Baruch Zuckerman, president of the Labor Zionist Organization of America, “was a leading American-Israeli zionist, one of the leading proponents of Yad Vashem, editor of Yiddishe Kempfer, and a leading figure in the Farband and Histadrut campaigns” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Dr. Berl Frymer was a prominent Labor Zionist as well, holding a variety of leadership positions. SUBJECT(S) : Labor Zionism, Politics. OCLC lists no holdings. Slight toning. Minimal markings and tears. Library stamp. Significant folding-whole collection folded in half. Very good condition. (zion-12-11)
Stock number:37960.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv, 1934
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. [4], 298 pages ; 26 cm. This copy has a handwritten inscription to Louis Lipsky on the front end page. Burstein writes: “To Mrs. And Mr. L. Lipsky, under whose roof the book assumed shape and form. Tel-Aviv, May 15th, 1934. Moshé Burstein. ” “Louis Lipsky (1876 – 1963) was an American Zionist leader, President of the Zionist Organization of America, magazine editor, and author of books on Jewish culture and politics. ” This book was originally presented as the author's thesis, Columbia University, 1934. Well-documented study of the varied Jewish communal organizations of self-governance in Palestine in the early twentieth century. Subjects: Jews - Palestine - Politics and government. Zionism - Societies, etc. Jews - Politics and government. Political science. Zionism - Societies, etc. Palestine - Politics and government. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional stamp and usual markings. Includes Louis Lipsky’s bookplate. Paper browning slightly. Some edgewear. Overall good+ condition. (Zion-8-6B)
Stock number:37782.
$US 150.00
Imprint: New York: ZOA Book Bureau, 1947
Binding: Letter
Single page printed letter. 28 cm. Advertisement and coupon by the Zionist Organization of America for the release of Joseph Heller's "The Zionist Idea. " The advertisement declares that "There have been many books about Israel - there have been many books about Zionism - but this is the first volume which traces in full the HISTORY OF AN IDEA! . " Joseph Elijah Heller (1888-1957) was a Lithuanian-Jewish Hebrew writer. He was one of the editors of the German Encyclopaedia Judaica. He later moved to London where he regularly contributed to Haolam, Hadoar, and others (EJ, 2007) . SUBJECTS: Zionism. Two crease marks where this letter was folded. Very good condition. (ZION2-2-30), zionism6
Stock number:40995.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv, 1942
Binding: Paperback
Tel Aviv: Hitachduth Olej Germania we Olej Austria, 1942. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 118 pages. 17 cm. In German. Born on November 17, 1895, in Cologne, Germany. Georg Landauer was a lawyer, journalist, and Zionist leader. He was active in the Zionist youth movement Blau-Weiss and the student organization Kartell Jüdischer Verbindungen. He was a founder of the German branch of Ha-Poel Ha-Zair. Georg Landauer became director of the Berlin Palestine Office in 1925 and in 1929 of the Zionist Federation of Germany. After his emigration to Palestine in 1934, he was involved in politics in the Yishuv, especially as founder of Aliyah Hadasha, a party based in the German immigrant community, and in Aliyah and absorption matters, particularly as financial director of Youth Aliyah. Georg Landauer served twenty years (1934-1954) as a managing director of the Jewish Agency Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews. After the Second World War ended Georg Landauer was involved in negotiating for reparations and restitution of the property of German Jews in Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1953 and died in New York City on February 4, 1954. (Leo Baeck Institute) SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, Princeton, NYPL, OSU, Oxford) . Very Good Condition.. (G-1-3), mx3, ger7, nd, zionism1, comhist2
Stock number:15960.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York, Judean Press, 1914
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 64 pages; 23 cm. A music anthology of Zionist songs divided into two parts: “Exile” and “Return. ” Features the lyrics to 39 songs by various artists including Hyman Segal, Emma Lazarus, and C. N. Byalik. Includes illustrations. “This collection of verse has not been gathered in this form on account of its merit as poetry or to parade what has been accomplished in the indiscriminate field of general Jewish verse. These verses have been culled with an eye single to the aim of calling up to the reader the heroic image of the Jew struggling to regain his place among the nations in order to be true to himself and keep faith with the world. ” Number one in the series “Little Zionist Classics. ” SUBJECT (S) : Jewish poetry, Zionism, Jewish music. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Minimal markings and toning. Cover wrappers separated from rest of book and binding somewhat loose. Good + condition. (zion-11-62)
Stock number:37841.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Zionist Organisation Of America, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 12 mo. 12 pages; 16 cm. A Holocaust-era list of pamphlets about Palestine and Zionism by various authors with title, author, city, year, and price in each entry. Divided into various sub-topics such as Hebrew Literature, Economic Problems, and Labor Zionism. Includes titles such as “Arab vs. Arab, ” “Rabbi and Mathematician, ” and “Handbook of Jewish Communal Villages. ” Short bibliography on back cover. Other title: “List of Pamphlets on Palestine and Zionism. ” SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Palestine, Jews. OCLC lists only 1 holding worldwide (Harvard) . Very minimal markings. Slight toning. Very good + condition. Scarce. (zion-12-43), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37929.
$US 160.00
Imprint: Zionist Organization Of America : New York City, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
First edition. Original paper wrappers. [6] pages, 23 cm, 16 mo. SUBJECTS: Zionism. OCLC only lists two copies worldwide (Harvard, UTexas-Austin). Jewish library stamp on cover, otherwise Very Good Condition (ZION-10-3)
Stock number:36338.
$US 150.00
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Binding: Hardback
New York, American Zionist Council, 1955. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 13 pages. Early Statehood-period critique of this American Jewish Anti-Zionist organization. Accuses the ACJ of affiliating with such anti-Semitic extremists as Gerald LK Smith and Merwin K. Hart. With a brief foreword by Albert Einstein in which he compares the ACJ to the Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith in pre-War Europe. Not in Singerman.Very Good Condition. (zion-8-24) xxx
Stock number:35946.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Avukah, 1941
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 11 pages; 19 cm. A Holocaust-era program investigating how being Jewish affects American Jews’ lives, attempting to describe and analyze the social situation for Jews in 1941, the middle of WWII. “It should not be inferred that antisemitism and other barriers are the only factors which keep the Jewish group from disappearing. Much of the Jewish social and economic concentration is kept up by Jews as a matter of habit and tradition. However, many of these bonds seem to be losing their effectiveness for young American Jews, since such Jewish interests have no prestige-value in general American society. ” Avukah was an educational and cultural student Zionist organization on college campuses across America. SUBJECT (S) : American Jews, Social conditions, Zionism. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, Balch Inst for Ethnic Studies Libr, Univ of Texas, Austin, Harry Ransom. ) Slight toning. Minimal markings. Ink smudges that affect some text on back paper wrapper. Very good condition. (zion-12-25)
Stock number:37975.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York, 1969/70
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, 30-70 pages per issue, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Judaean Leaves include the issues Vol.15, 1-5. Includes also two issues of The Literary Magazine Ma’ayan (one smaller, 8vo) and Leader’s Guide. Founded in 1909, Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. It seeks to build Jewish identity and Zionist commitment in American Jewish youth and young adults (from their own website youngjudaea.org) SUBJECT(S) : Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-51), AMR4, ZIONISM1, MEA, period1, chidren1
Stock number:29825.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: No Publisher [WZO?], 1962
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers, 16 pages ; 23 cm. Named Persons: Kasztner, Rezso Rudolf, 1906-1957. Grunwald, Malkiel. Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964. Perfidy. Grünwald, Malkiel. Grinvald, Malkiel. Kasztner, Rezso Rudolf, 1906-1957. A refutation of Ben Hecht's account, in his book Perfidy, of the trial of M. Grunwald before an Israeli court on the charge of criminal libel of R. Kastner. “Once in a very great while you read a book that forever changes your perspective. For me that book was Ben Hecht's Perfidy, which I devoured sometime in 1974 or '75 after it appeared on a recommended reading list issued by the Jewish Defense League, of which I was a member. Perfidy means treachery; the deliberate breaking of faith. In 1961, when Hecht published his aptly titled expose about events in the Holocaust, Hitler's war against the Jews was a repressed memory in the American Jewish consciousness. Perfidy sold well enough to go into a second edition, though by the time I procured a copy it had gone out of print and was rumored to have been blacklisted. PERFIDY IS a devastating account of how, toward the end of the Shoah, the Jews of Hungary were betrayed by Rudolf Kastner, deputy head of the Relief and Rescue Committee, an ideological affiliate of Mapai (precursor of today's Labor Party) . Hecht tells how after the Nazi invasion of Hungary in March 1944, Kastner brazenly collaborated with Dieter Wisliceny, a top aide to Gestapo Jewish Section chief Adolf Eichmann, to save the lives of cronies and family. Eichmann allowed Kastner to organize a rescue train which brought 1, 685 of these people to safety in Switzerland, in return - so goes Hecht's damning accusation - for keeping the rest of Hungarian Jewry in the dark about the fate that awaited them. He thus facilitated the Nazi genocide. Hecht charges that Kastner, despite his connections with the SS, didn't lift a finger to help Hanna Szenes, the Palestinian Jewish heroine who had parachuted into Nazi-occupied Hungary on a rescue mission. Perhaps most damning of all: After the war, Kastner testified on behalf of SS officer Kurt Becher (a Nazi he'd been dealing with) , though Becher had taken part in the genocide of Hungarian Jewry. With all this under his belt, Hecht wrote, Kastner eventually wound up in Israel vying for a spot on the Mapai Party's Knesset list. “ (Jager, 2007) . Ben Hecht (1894 – 1964) “was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist… He became an active Zionist shortly before the Holocaust began in Germany, and wrote articles and plays about the plight of European Jews” (Wikipedia 2018) . OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. OCLC: 16637712. Good Condition, yellowing along edges and minor staining on front cover. (Zion-16-7), zionism6
Stock number:39933.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York: Zionist Organization Of America, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Wrappers Illustrated with Photo of Ha’am. 6 pages ; 23 cm. A short literary biography of the founder of Ha’am, the founder of cultural Zionism, published by the Zionist Organization of America in 1938. SUBJECT (S) : Zionists -- Biography. Very rare. OCLC lists just 3 copies worldwide. (Brandeis, Harvard, Gratz) , none in New York. Slight wear to wrappers, with a small mark. About very good condition. (zion-10-32), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37866.
$US 125.00
Imprint: København; Dansk Zionistforening, 1935
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 46 pages. 20 cm. First Danish edition. With a new foreword from the Dansk Zionistforening. Danish language edition of the famous early zionist pamphlet Auto-Emancipation (Selbstemanzipation) , originally written in German by Russian-Polish Jewish doctor and activist Leo Pinsker in 1882. “The Zionist movement was introduced into Denmark in 1902 with the establishment of the Dansk Zionistforening. The World Zionist Congress headquarters moved to and operated from Copenhagen for the duration of the World War I period. Between 1933 and 1945 about 1, 700 potential pioneers and members of Youth Aliyah from Central European countries received agricultural training with Danish farmers. The Danmark Loge of the B'nai B'rith was founded in 1912.” (2008 EJ) Subjects: Antisemitism. Zionism. Jews - Legal status, laws, etc. Zionismus. Quelle. 1935. Dänemark. OCLC lists 8 copies. Light wear to wraps, wraps loose, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-28), Spec6, zionism1. (ja)
Stock number:32939.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Zionist Organization Of America,, 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 47 pages ; 19 cm. In English. Herzl’s testimony, as well as a transcript of a question and answer session with the Zionist leader before the British Royal Commission in 1902 to discuss the Jewish Question in Europe and the Likelihood of ongoing Jewish immigration to Britain. With an introduction from Jacob De Haas, the secretary of the First Zionist Congress. In his testimony Herzl says, “The fact that there is now for the first time since Cromwell a perceptible number of our people in England is the true cause of this Commission being called together. Those who deny this are, I feel quite certain, perfectly sincere. When they cry out about Alien Immigration, they are quite unconscious of the true cause of their complaint. They feel the pain and they point to the place which hurts… But I think it right to say that the mere establishment of this Commission has created a difficulty… (The) Commission must either recommend restrictive legislation or not…. To keep out the poor oppressed Jews cannot, I believe, be successful. But if restrictive legislation is not recommended, there mere fact of this Commission having sat will give an impetus to immigration to England; it will have formed an additional notification of the desirability of England as a place for emigration.” OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Small tears along the top of a few pages with no test effected. Overall good+ condition. (SPEC-42-26)
Stock number:37337.
$US 500.00
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Imprint: New York; Jewish Historical Society Of New York, 1979
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages. 23 cm. Printed in brown ink on cream paper, with illustrated wraps. Contains the lecture delivered by Charles Angoff to commemorate the poem “The New Colossus” at the base of the Statue of Liberty in 1978, which affords extensive documentation of the literary biography and political activism of Emma Lazarus, one of the first renowned Jewish writers in American literary history. Includes facsimile copy of the manuscript of “New Colossus” as well portrait of Emma Lazarus; with frontispiece dedication to Charles Angoff and his portrait as well, who “did not live to see this publication in print. ” Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) , “U. S. Poet, essayist, and activist. Lazarus was born in New York on July 22, 1849, to Moses Lazarus, a wealthy industrialist of Sephardi heritage, and his wife Esther Nathan Lazarus of Ashkenazi background. Both sides of her family had been in America since the Revolution. Lazarus, who was educated at home by private tutors, was originally attracted to classical and romantic art and literature. During the course of her career, she struck up tutelary relationships with important male writers, especially Ralph Waldo Emerson, and including Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Henry James. Her early works included Poems and Translations: Written Between the Ages of Fourteen and Sixteen, published privately by her father in 1867, a novel Alide: An Episode of Goethe's Life (1874) , and a historical tragedy, The Spagnoletto (1876) , as well as a translation of poems by Heinrich Heine, accompanied by a biographical study. By the time she wrote her best-known poem, ‘The New Colossus’ (1883) , a hymn to America, the ‘Mother of Exiles, ’ she had repudiated the glorification of male conquering power, aestheticism, and empty ceremony and asserted instead the power of womanhood, the comfort of motherhood, and the Hebraic prophetic values of compassion and consolation. Lazarus began her return to Jewish tradition in the late 1870s, studying Hebrew and reading Graetz's History of the Jews and George Eliot's novel Daniel Deronda, with its plea for a Jewish national revival. Lazarus began to publish translations of the medieval Spanish-Jewish poets, Judah Halevi , Solomon ibn Gabirol , and others. The Russian pogroms of 1881 and the May Laws of 1882 fired both her social consciousness and her poetic imagination, prompting a series of essays in American journals, especially in Century Magazine (May 1882) , where she replied to an antisemitic article by a Russian journalist, Madame Z. Ragozin. ‘The Dance Unto Death, ’ a verse tragedy about the burning of the Jews of Nordhausen during the Black Death appeared in Songs of a Semite (1882) , dedicated to George Eliot, ‘the illustrious writer who did most among the artists of our day towards elevating and ennobling the spirit of Jewish Nationality. ’ Lazarus's series of 14 essays, ironically entitled ‘Epistle to the Hebrews, ’ written from November 1882 to February 1883, were intended to ‘bring before the Jewish public… facts and critical observations… to arouse a more logical and intelligent estimate of the duties of the hour. ’ Lazarus also involved herself in the practical work of helping new immigrants adjust to America, founding the Hebrew Technical Institute for Vocational Training. In 1883 she sailed to London, armed with letters of introduction from Henry James to well-placed people in England, Jews and non-Jews, who might help her in her effort towards the establishment of a Jewish national home-land. A decade before Theodore Herzl launched the Zionist movement, Lazarus argued in poetry and prose for Palestine as a safe haven for oppressed Jews everywhere. Lazarus, who never married, died of cancer at the age of 38. After her death, her sister, Josephine Lazarus, prohibited the inclusion of ‘anything Jewish’ in the collected edition of her works that appeared in 1889. ‘The New Colossus, ’ with its famous image of ‘huddled masses yearning to breathe free, ’ was engraved on a memorial plaque and affixed to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903.” (EJ 2007) Publications of the Jewish Historical Society of New York; number 3. Subjects: Poets, American - 19th century - Biography. Women social reformers - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Social reformers - United States - Biography. Zionists - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography. Lazarus, Emma, 1849-1887. New York (N. Y. ) - Biography. Fine condition. (AMR-43-3) x+, AMR4, zionism1, women1, lit1 (JA)
Stock number:30741.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Judean Pub. Co. ,, 1912
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st American Edition. Original Stiff Green Cardstock Boards. 8vo. 208 pages ; 19cm. Articles selected from the special Palestine number of Die Welt, issued in the autumn of 1910. Israel Cohen (1879–1961) was an Anglo-Jewish, Zionist leader, writer, and journalist… Cohen wrote prolifically on the subjects of Zionism, anti-Semitism, and other areas of Jewish concern. ” (Wikipeda, 2016) Includes an introduction from David Wolffsohn. 24 photographs throughout of early Zionist leaders and celebrations in the Holy Land. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Some wear to wrappers but overall a very clean copy. Very good condition. (zion-10-59)
Stock number:37897.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Wien [Vienna]: Zionistisches Landeskomitee für Österreich, 1927
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 86 pages, 24 cm. In German. Title translates to "Ten Years Balfour Declaration, 1917-1927." A collection of essays on the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the developments thereafter. Features essays by leading German and Austrian Zionists Otto Abeles, Dr N. M. Gelber, Z. P. Chajes, Adolf Bohm, and others. SUBJECTS: Zionism. OCLC Number: 9447233.Wrappres are lightly soiled. Internally very good. (ZION2-2-41), zionism6
Stock number:41006.
$US 125.00
Imprint: [New York: Provisional Executive Committee For General Zionist Affairs], 1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
No date (1915?) 1st edition, Single-fold pamphlet, [4] pages; 16 cm. "Reprinted from the Independent, Nov. 22, 1915." Compares the early Zionists to the American Founding Fathers and the early settlers to the Mayflower Pilgrims, calls on support to help Palestine with funds. Important call to action from the future Supreme Court Justice which puts the Zionist cause squarely hand in had with the American story and American values. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism -- United States. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (Columbia) . Some edgewear, Small Rabbi’s presentation stamp on cover, Good+ Condition. Rare. (KH-3-12) xx
Stock number:35996.
$US 1000.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv: Lion The Printer For The Zionist Organization Youth Dept., 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. 78, 148 pages, 17 cm. Part I. Ten Lectures -- Part II. The Herzlian period. Yitzhak Gruenbaum (1879-1970) was a prominent leader of Poland's Zionist movement during the interwar period and of the Yishuv during Mandatory Palestine. He was Israel's first Interior Minister. SUBJECTS: Zionism - History. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide (OCLC: 35917471) . Front wrapper on vol. 1 is edgeworn. Wrappers on other volume are edgeworn and browning. Contents very good. (ZION2-2-37-A), zionism6, 215
Stock number:41002.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Calgary [Can. ] Federation Of Young Judaea Of Canada, Western Division And The Calgary Sharon Zionist Club, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1940s) . First edition. Original blue cardstock wrappers. 8vo. 60 pages; 21 cm. "The cataclysmic events that have descended upon us in rapid succession have awakened both the conscience and consciousness of Jewry. People who but yesterday sheltered themselves in the fool’s paradise of Emancipation have emerged from their crumbling shells and are re-identifying themselves with our people. Renegade sons who denied the nationhood of Israel and sought an escape in the “isms” of the moment found themselves of a sudden on a shattered foundation.” A Holocaust-era collection of various speeches about Zionism that Aron Horowitz gave around Canada during his three years as Western Executive Director of the Zionist Organization of Canada and Educational Supervisor of all Western Canadian Hebrew Schools. Includes topics such as “The Role of Hebrew in Our National Renaissance, ” “Zionism and Jewish Education, ” and “Religion as a Philosophy of Life. ” “SUBJECT(S) : Zionism, Jewish education. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Several stamps and library markings on binding and inside title page. Minimal pencil marks and pen inscription in Hebrew that do not affect text. Slight toning. Very good condition. (zion-12-31) ., holo17, zoinism6 xoo
Stock number:37982.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America, 1985
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Wraps. 4to. 82 pages. 27 cm. First edition. Detailed finding aid of the Alice Seligsberg and Rose Jacobs papers on microfilm housed in the Hadassah Archives. Contains biographical portraits, scope and content notes, reel descriptions. Alice Lillie Seligsberg (1873-1940) was an American Zionist, social worker, civic leader and Hadassah president. Rose Gell Jacobs (1888-1975) , founder of Hadassah chapters in Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington, D. C. , named editor of the national Hadassah News Bulletin in 1920, vice president of Hadassah shortly afterward, and acting president of the organization from 1920 to 1923, while Hadassah’s president and founder, Henrietta Szold, was in Palestine. Later Jacobs served two terms as president, from 1930 to 1932 and from 1934 to 1937. Subjects: Zionism - United States - History - Manuscripts - Microform catalogs. Zionism - United States - History - Sources - Bibliography - Microform catalogs. Manuscripts - New York (State) - New York - Microform catalogs. Seligsberg, Alice L. , 1873-1940 - Archives - Microform catalogs. Jacobs, Rose G. , 1888- - Archives - Microform catalogs. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America - Archives - Microform catalogs. OCLC lists 28 copies. Pencilled notes on wraps, light edge wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (WOMEN-2-3), Women1, bibliog5. (ja)
Stock number:35766.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Washington, D. C. : The Zionist Organization Of America, 1942
Binding: Phamplet
8vo. Pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism -- History. Note: "Address at the joint session of the Convention of the Zionist Organization of America, and of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, October 1942."/ "Reprinted from The new Palestine, November 6, 1942."/ Cover title. OCLC lists: seven copies worldwide. In very good condition. (MX18-29), MX2 , zionism5 , holo15
Stock number:21531.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Washington, D. C. ; Zionist Organization Of America, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 40 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era imprint. Foreword by Judge Louise E. Levinthal. “The four essays contained in this booklet were presented at a special session of the Forty-fifth Annual Convention of the Zionist Organisation of America on October 15, 1942. Each author is a distinguished rabbi in American Israel. ” - p. 5. Essays include 'Substance and Spirit' by David de Sola Pool, 'Zionism – A Religious Duty' by Felix A. Levy, 'The Religious Character of Jewish Nationalism' by Joseph H. Lookstein, 'The Religious Spirit' by Louis Levitsky. Subjects: Zionism. Judaism. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-7-1), holo17, zionism6, xoo
Stock number:35578.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London, Zionist Organisation,, 1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo 16 pages. 21 cm. Not the more common second edition from 1918. Series: Zionist pamphlets. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Restoration. Judaism. Zionism. Cover-title. Glue-stain to spine, some pencil underlining, otherwise Very Good condition. (mx-31-6)
Stock number:36014.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York City : Published By Zionist Organization Of America, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No Date [ca. 1930]. 1st Separate Edition. Original Wrappers. 8vo. [3]-22 pages ; 21 cm. “Meyer Wolf Weisgal (1894 – 1977) was a Jewish American journalist, publisher, playwright, fundraiser, and Zionist activist who served as the President of the Weizmann Institute of Science and as the founding President of Beit Hatfutsot (the Jewish Diaspora Museum) ... (and) head of the Zionist Organization of America (from 1921 until 1930) . ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This publication is likely from the end of Weisgal’s tenure with ZOA, circa 1930. "Reprinted from ‘Current History. ’ "From Series: “The Jewish Position in Palestine. ” SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. Jewish-Arab relations -- History -- 1917-1948. Wrappers are dirty, and torn with no text effected. Inside pages are bright and clear with very little edgewear. Overall about very good condition. (zion-10-55)
Stock number:37893.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Washington, D. C. ; Zionist Organization Of America, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 40 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era imprint. Foreword by Judge Louise E. Levinthal. “The four essays contained in this booklet were presented at a special session of the Forty-fifth Annual Convention of the Zionist Organisation of America on October 15, 1942. Each author is a distinguished rabbi in American Israel. ” - p. 5. Essays include 'Substance and Spirit' by David de Sola Pool, 'Zionism – A Religious Duty' by Felix A. Levy, 'The Religious Character of Jewish Nationalism' by Joseph H. Lookstein, 'The Religious Spirit' by Louis Levitsky. Subjects: Zionism. Judaism. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-7-1A), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:40043.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; The Chapter, 1956
Binding: SpiralBound
Spiralbound. 8vo. [190] pages. 25 cm. April 18, 1956 New York Chapter of Hadassah donor luncheon. Ilustrated, printed in brown and red ink, with names of donors, members, and supporters to several projects of Hadassah, with highlights of the Medical Center and Medical Organization. Subjects: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. New York Chapter – Annual Donor Luncheon. OCLC lists one copy (NYPL) . Light edge wear, very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (WOMEN-2-42)
Stock number:35809.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Washington, D. C. : The Organization, N.D.
Binding: Hardback
Original Illustrated Purple Wrappers Illustrated with a Full-Page photo of a Jewish Scientist looking at a Microscope in front of a superimposed photo of the Temple Mount. 8vo. Holocaust-era Pamphlet folded into 4 of pages of text; 23 cm. From the series “Facts You Should Know About Zionism, ” which was printed in different iterations by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) during and after World War II with slightly altered text, and with different imagery. Includes an authorized statement from President Truman, “The President authorized us to say that he is carrying out the policies of President Roosevelt, that we knew what President Roosevelt’s policy regarding Palestine has been…” Includes many photographs of Jews in the Holy Land throughout. Interestingly, the cover photograph of the temple mount is probably from an earlier date and shows the Dome in a fairly barren landscape. It was probably used because the juxtaposition between the older photo and the modern scientist created a better effect of the old and new mixing in Jerusalem. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. OCLC listings are unclear, but with a maximum of 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, U. Chicago, UT Austin) Slight wear. Markings on cover. Otherwise about very good condition. (zion-10-46)
Stock number:37883.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica, University of Sydney, 1993
Binding: Paperback
Wrappers. 8vo. 50 pages. Series: Monograph, Number 9. Includes bibliographical references and index. Zionism -- Australia -- History -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Zionism -- Australia -- History -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs. Central Zionist Archives -- Catalogs. OCLC lists eleven copies worldwide. Excellent condition. (CT-3), ZIONISM1, BIBLIOG3, INBT, CDS
Stock number:14778.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica, University of Sydney, 2000
Binding: Paperback
Wrappers. 8vo. 50 pages. Series: Monograph, Number 9. Includes bibliographical references and index. Zionism -- Australia -- History -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Zionism -- Australia -- History -- Manuscripts -- Catalogs. Central Zionist Archives -- Catalogs. OCLC lists four copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, UCLA, Library of Congress) . Excellent condition. (CT-3), ZIONISM1, BIBLIOG3, INBT, CDS
Stock number:14779.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; M. W. Dodd, 1843
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Publishers cloth. 16mo. 406 pages. 16 cm. First edition. Added title page, engraved. Singerman 0832. This novel is considered to be the first English language ‘Zionist Novel’ (it predates George Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’ by thirty years) ; the story concerns the return of an English Jew (Alick) to the Holy Land; it binds together English and Jewish history. This was the last novel the author wrote. Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna (1790-1846) wrote on the plight of English factory workers, was well known in her time for her novels and her Orange-Protestant essays and poems, was passionate about gardening, a pioneer of deaf education, and also wrote children’s stories. In her later years she defended the rights of Judaism, and in her last three years was a close friend of Moses Montefiore, owing to her fundraising on behalf of the Jews of Mogador in 1844 (she raised the most money of anyone for the Jewish community in the besieged Moroccan coastal city) , her public protest against the policies of Tsar Nicholas I towards Jews, and her 1844 letter to the Bishop of Jerusalem, entitled ‘Israel’s Ordinances. ’ “As Tonna’s health deteriorated rapidly, the Montefiores became devoted friends. When she set out on her final journey to Ramsgate from London, it was Montefiore who bade her farewell at the train station and handed her a basket of grapes. “ (Pg. 215; ‘Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero’; by Abigail Green) . Her work, "Days of Old, ’ by Charlotte Elizabeth (Mrs. Tonner) ” was part of the sixth volume published by the American Jewish Publication Society in 1847 (Jewish Miscellany no. VI; which also includes two works by Isaac Leeser, “Rachel Levi, A Tale” and “The Jews and Their Religion”) , two years after the society was founded by Isaac Leeser (EJ 1906; American Jewish Publication Society) . Bound in black cloth with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English) . OCLC lists 20 copies. The last copy offered at auction was over 30 years ago in 1987. Previous owners inscription on first two endpages, edge wear and light soiling to cloth, very light foxing throughout; overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-31-D)xx, Amr4, brit1, zionism1. (ja)
Stock number:31425.
$US 1100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: New York: Gefen, 2007
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 270 pages, illustrated, 4to, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Hungary -- Biography. Jewish youth -- Hungary -- Biography. Zionism -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Hungary. Jews, Hungarian -- Israel -- Biography. Holocaust survivors -- Israel -- Biography. Ondergrondse organisaties. Joden. Zionisten. Hongarije. Note(s) : "Copyright (c) The Society for the Research of the History of the Zionist Yorth Movement in Hungary. "-Title page verso. Includes bibliography (p. 261-264) and index. Wear to corners and binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Holo2-16-23), Mx3, Holo3, HOLO8, INBT, MEA
Stock number:23752.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: New York: Gefen, 2007
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 270 pages, illustrated, 4to, 28 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Hungary -- Biography. Jewish youth -- Hungary -- Biography. Zionism -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Hungary. Jews, Hungarian -- Israel -- Biography. Holocaust survivors -- Israel -- Biography. Ondergrondse organisaties. Joden. Zionisten. Hongarije. Note(s) : "Copyright (c) The Society for the Research of the History of the Zionist Yorth Movement in Hungary. "-Title page verso. Includes bibliography (p. 261-264) and index. Very good condition. (Holo2-16-23A), Mx3, HOLO13, INBT, MEA, ae
Stock number:36275.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Berlin-Charlottenburg: Jüdischer Verlag, 1905. Cloth; 8vo. 312, 312 pages. Marbled boards; decorative endpapers. Beautifully typeset, with ornate borders on chapter headings. First edition. In German. Two volumes in one. Not the more common 1920 edition. Herzl is the "father of political Zionism and founder of the World Zionist Organization. [He] transformed Zionism from a weak and insignificant movement into a world organization and a political entity that Great Britain was prepared to accept as the authorized representative of the Jewish people. This in turn led to the Balfour Declaration and eventually to the founding of the State of Israel. " (Alex Bein, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish question. Jews -- Restoration. Boards very scuffed and edgeworn; backstrip not present. Front hinge weak. Contemporary inscription on title page. Interior in very good condition. (GER-8-10), ger2
Stock number:16814.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 24 pages. Reprinted from Jewish Social Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 2 and from The Jewish Review, Vol. IV, No. 3. Not an offprint. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism; Philosophy; Krochmal, Nachman. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Brandeis) . Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Crease down front cover, edgeworn, good condition. (Katsh-1-9) x6, Katsh1, , ger7, rab4, zionism1
Stock number:19472.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Pub. For Hechalutz Organization Of American By Scopus Publishing Company, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 78 pages, 21 cm. Holocaust-era imprint. The Biluim, or Palestine Pioneers, was a movement established in 1882 agricultural settlements in Palestine. The name comes form an acronym based on the biblical verse "House of Jacob, let us go up. " The Biluim were a response to the Russian pogroms of 1881-1884 and the anti-semitic May laws (Wikipedia) . SUBJECTS: Zionism - History. OCLC Number: 914743104. Wrappers are lightly soiled, pages are very good. (ZION2-2-36), zionism6, holo17, xoo
Stock number:41001.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London: St. Clements, 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Separate Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages ; 21 cm. "Reprinted in revised form from Aspects of the Jewish question, Murray, 1902."This edition was reprinted in the same year as the Balfour Declaration. One week after the Declaration Magnus, along with her father, Sir Philip Magnus, played a critical role in establishing the League of British Jews, which opposed the idea that Jews constituted a political nation. Statement on “Judaism and Nationalism” from the 1917 Central Conference of American Rabbis is laid-in. SUBJECT (S) : Jews. Zionism. Stamp on Front Cover. Slight crease in right-hand corner. Very good- condition. (zion-10-50)
Stock number:37887.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Washington, D. C. : George Washington Law Review, 1964
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 8vo. Pages 983-1075 [92 pages total], 23 cm. In English. Reprint of George Washington Law Review, ; vol. 32, June, 1964, no. 5, SUBJECTS: Israel - Constitutional History. Zionism. (OCLC: 729989) . Very light browning to wrappers. Very good condition. (ZION2-2-52-Q), Zion
Stock number:41877.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [New York], [Committee On Unity For Palestine], 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 12mo. 21 pages, 17 cm. A call for a Jewish state in Palestine by a leading American rabbi, published just as the war was ending. Milton Steinberg (1903 –1950) was an American rabbi, philosopher, theologian and author. SUBJECT(S) Zionism -- United States. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. (OCLC: 4216609) . Wrapper is browning in margins, but overall very good condition. (ZION2-1-20), zionism6, holo17, xoo
Stock number:40565.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, Executive Of The Jewish Agency For Palestine, 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 87 pages; 22 cm. Divided into 19 sections with topics such as “The White Paper of 1939, ” “The Struggle for a Jewish Fighting Force, ” and “Restitution and Reparations. ” Includes three appendices, one of which is a letter between Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the first President of Israel, and Mr. George Hall, Secretary of State of the (British) Colonies. “In particular, they directed their energies towards ensuring that the Jews as a people should be permitted to make a worthy contribution under their own flag in the war against the enemy of civilisation, and towards rescuing as many of the Jews in Europe as possible from the deadly perils to which they were exposed. Despite the pressing current problems, the Executive, looking forward confidently to a successful issue of the war, also did all they could to formulate and press for the adoption of a policy in regard to Palestine which would lead to the fulfilment of the age-long aspirations of the Jewish People. ” SUBJECT(S) : Zionism, Palestine, WWII. Slight toning and minimal markings. A Hebrew name written in blue pen that does not affect text. Very good condition. (zion-12-17) .
Stock number:37966.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Wien, Zionistisches Landeskomitee Fur Osterreich,, 1933
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Hardcover, 76 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. Series: Schriftenreihe des zionistischen Landeskomitees fur Osterreich, nr. 3; From the year of Hitler's ascendency, a Zionist analysis of the decimation of Judaism, via Antisemitism and Assimilation, which can only be solved by the creation of a Jewish state. SUBJECT (S) : Heller, Otto, 1897- Untergang des Judentums. "Vorwort" signed Wilhelm Stein. Imprint on cover: "Verlagsbuchhandlung Dr. H. Glanz, Wien. " OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Slight browning of pages. Wear and browning to front cover. Small tear to bottom of title page, no text loss. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (Holo2-20-4), Mx3, Holo3
Stock number:23561.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [New York, N. Y. ?]: Zionist Labor Party "hitachduth" Of America, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 28 pages ; 23 cm. From “The Young Jew Series; ” Number Two. Includes two essays: “Theodor Herzl and History” by Buber, and “Theodor Herzl and We, ” by Welsch. “Approaching Zionism from his own personal viewpoint, Buber disagreed with Theodor Herzl about the political and cultural direction of Zionism. Herzl envisioned the goal of Zionism in a nation-state, but did not consider Jewish culture or religion necessary. In contrast, Buber believed the potential of Zionism was for social and spiritual enrichment. For example, Buber argued that following the formation of the Israeli state, there would need to be reforms to Judaism: "We need someone who would do for Judaism what Pope John XXIII has done for the Catholic Church". Herzl and Buber would continue, in mutual respect and disagreement, to work towards their respective goals for the rest of their lives. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) In this essay, Herzl writes, “But beyond all definite judgment there rises before us, in the light of history, the personality of Theodor Herzl… He was the hero of a period of transition. He was the master of a sick people. His greatest deed is one which he did not achieve of his own will. He gave an image to this people. Not the image of a real living person, but an ideal image, a model comforting and inspiring. It is thus that the poets in their works may cast into human shape their ideal of themselves… (Herzl was) a statue beyond fault or blame, bearing the pure features of genius, the countenance lit with the splendor of the messiah. A gift of illusion. A gift of grace. ” OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Some discoloration to Wrappers. Overall about very good condition. (Zion-10-17) xx
Stock number:37691.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: [New York, N. Y. ?]: Zionist Labor Party "hitachduth" Of America, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 28 pages ; 23 cm. From “The Young Jew Series; ” Number Two. Includes two essays: “Theodor Herzl and History” by Buber, and “Theodor Herzl and We, ” by Welsch. “Approaching Zionism from his own personal viewpoint, Buber disagreed with Theodor Herzl about the political and cultural direction of Zionism. Herzl envisioned the goal of Zionism in a nation-state, but did not consider Jewish culture or religion necessary. In contrast, Buber believed the potential of Zionism was for social and spiritual enrichment. For example, Buber argued that following the formation of the Israeli state, there would need to be reforms to Judaism: "We need someone who would do for Judaism what Pope John XXIII has done for the Catholic Church". Herzl and Buber would continue, in mutual respect and disagreement, to work towards their respective goals for the rest of their lives. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) In this essay, Herzl writes, “But beyond all definite judgment there rises before us, in the light of history, the personality of Theodor Herzl… He was the hero of a period of transition. He was the master of a sick people. His greatest deed is one which he did not achieve of his own will. He gave an image to this people. Not the image of a real living person, but an ideal image, a model comforting and inspiring. It is thus that the poets in their works may cast into human shape their ideal of themselves… (Herzl was) a statue beyond fault or blame, bearing the pure features of genius, the countenance lit with the splendor of the messiah. A gift of illusion. A gift of grace. ” OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Some discoloration to Wrappers. Overall about very good condition. (Zion-10-17A) xx
Stock number:37739.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Dept. Of Youth and Education, Zionist Organization of America,, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
VG/NONE; 1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 7 pages, 23 cm. Holocaust-era tract. "The Jews of Palestine are the only Jews in the world, who, under attack, as Jews, stand their ground as a people, fight back, give blow for blow, defend their homes, refuse to be humiliated and to retreat....they are the same Jews who, a few short years ago walked the streets of Warsaw and Berlin and Vienna. Indeed, many still trapped in these cities of death would have been in Palestine these last years if they had not been kept imprisoned by the lack of immigration certificates" (p. 5). Eisenstein was a leder of Reconstructionist Judaism. Light Wear, Good+ Condition (ZION-9-13), zionism6, holo17 xoo
Stock number:36016.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Education Department, Zionist Organization Of America, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 12 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Nazi-era publication on the revival of Hebrew and a survey of Hebrew literature and the press. Discusses specialized areas of study in history, biography, literary criticism, reprinting medieval classics, translations; the specialties of Hebrew writers (terror and gloom, romanticism) . Contains three tables displaying the number of Hebrew books sold in Palestine and exported elsewhere. Subjects: Literature. Hebrew literature - Israel. OCLC lists 4 copies (NYPL, Natl Libr Israel, Harvard, HUC) . Light soiling to wraps. Previous owners name and stamp on front wrap, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ZION-8-22) xx, zionism6, holo17 xoo
Stock number:35668.
$US 110.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : World Zionist Organization, Dept. for Torah Education and Culture in the Diaspora., 1956.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 123 pages. In English with some Hebrew. First edition. Frontispiece. SUBJECT (S) : Talmud. Berakhot – study and teaching. Born in Poland and ordained at 17, Gold (1889-1956) was a Zionist leader. He emigrated to the United States in 1907 and headed congregations in South Chicago, Scranton, Pennsylvania, Williamsburg, New York, San Francisco, and Brooklyn. He joined the Mizrachi movement in 1913, and was president of American Mizrachi from 1932 to 1935. He traveled extensively for the organization, going to Palestine first in 1924, to help establish settlements. Settling there permanently in 1935, Gold was involved in pre-statehood government and worked to establish Jewish educational institutions throughout the diaspora. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-22-25), RAB4
Stock number:20508.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Education Dept. , Zionist Organization Of America, 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages; 23 cm. A Hitler-era detailed description of the history, economics, and accomplishments of various types of cooperatives in Palestine. Includes several charts, pictorial graphs, and black-and-white photographs of scenery and milking cows. Divided into various sections including “Cooperative Agricultural Colonies, ” “Relations with the Histadruth, ” and “Zerubabel Bank. ” “Cooperation grew almost naturally out of the pioneer conditions, the extreme difficulties of establishing one’s self in this long-neglected land, which made people band together in order to eke out an existence and make the place livable and fruitful for themselves and for future immigrants. The pioneering attitude of the settlers made them eager to try (or willing to subject themselves to) experiments in social and economic arrangement. ” Zionist Education Series No. 1. SUBJECT(S) : Cooperative societies, Palestine, Economics. OCLC lists 15 holdings worldwide. Some tearing and glue residue on binding. Very minimal markings. Slight toning. Very good condition. (zion-12-57), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37945.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Genf, No Publisher (Schriftenreihe Des Schweizerischen Zionistenverbandes), 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition, 8vo, original paper wrappers, 48 pages. In German. Title translates as, “Where can the Refugees Go? ” Published by the Swiss Zionist Federation. Calls on Palestine to be opened for the Jewish survivors of Europe. Series: Schriftenreihe des schweizerischen Zionistenverbandes, nr. 5-6. Contents: Vortitel: “Wohin können die Flüchtlinge gehen? ; Enthält: “Palästinas Aufnahmefähigkeit, ” by Abraham Revusky; “Palästinas Aussichten und der Jordantal-Plan, ” by Walter Clay Lowdermilk. SUBJECT (S) : Flüchtlinge. Palästina / Israel. Technik. Nationalsozialismus. Fürsorge. Auswanderung und Einwanderung. Alija. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide, most in Switzerland and only 1 in the Western Hemisphere (YIVO) . OCLC: 600594156. Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-138-23)., Holo16
Stock number:39593.
$US 135.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: The Zionist Organization - Youth Department, 1940s
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. 4to. 59 pages, 32 cm. In English. Mimeographed publication that details the establishment of the Naame Kfar Blum by the Labor Zionist Habonim (now Habonim Dror) youth movement. The founding members of the kibbutz were primarily from the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and the Baltic countries (Wikipedia) and included many Holocaust refugees. The kibbutz was named in honor of Léon Blum, the Jewish socialist former Prime Minister of France who was the focus of a widely publicized, and ultimately unsuccessful, show trial in 1942 mounted by the collaborationist Vichy regime. SUBJECTS: Land settlement -- Palestine. No copies on OCLC. Pages are browning. Stamp of National Young Judaea on front. Pages are creased in the margins. All contents good. Very Rare. (ZION2-2-20), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40986.
$US 225.00
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Imprint: [New York; Federation Of American Zionists, [1906?]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original paper wrappers. 12mo. 15 pages. 17 cm. 1st edition thus. “Reprinted from The American Hebrew, December 28th 1906 by the Federation of American Zionists. ” Text describing the early ideas of Zionism through the lens of Conservative Judaism. Solomon Schechter was an early proponent of Zionism and Conservative Judaism, scholar, educator and Rabbi. Subjects: Jews – Restoration. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Previous institution stamp on front cover, light age toning. Some edge wear, with small open tear to bottom fore edge back cover. Very good condition. (ZION-1-22)
Stock number:34730.
$US 110.00
Imprint: New York: Habonim Labor Zionist Youth, 1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 19 pages 23 cm. "Habonim Library No. 4, " from July 1947. Not to be confused with David Breslau's 1961 book of the same title. This report details the major events and timeline of 1947 for Habonim. Habonim was an educational youth movement formed in the UK. It would later merge with Dror, based in Poland, to form Habonim Dror. Features beautiful illustrations of Habonim activities. SUBJECTS: Labor Zionism. OCLC lists no copies of this publication anywhere, and only one holding (NYPL) for the preceding 3 publications in the "Habonim Library" series. Very good condition. Very Rare. (ZION2-2-7), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40974.
$US 300.00
Imprint: New York, Habonim, Labor Zionist Youth, 1942
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers with red font. 8vo. 74 pages; 23 cm. A Holocaust-era in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of the Kvutza, a communal settlement, in Palestine by Shalom Wurm, author and one of the founders of the Bet Alpha settlement in Emek Yizreel. “As an experiment in socialist community building the kvutza faces two grave problems. One is the secular equivalent of the relation between church and state-in this case between ideology and community. The other is the problem of leadership. ” Includes several black-and-white photographs, some of kvutza scenery and one of people playing instruments. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Agricultural societies, Palestine. Significant dampstaining. Minimal folds and tears. Some stains and slight toning of original paper wrappers. Good condition. (zion-12-32), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37983.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Habonim, Labor Zionist Youth In Cooperation With The Jewish Agency, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1951-1956) . First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers in yellow, black, white, and grey with photographs of young Jews in Israel. Brochure. 6 panels; 22cm. A lively brochure aimed at getting young people to come and work as Kibbutzim for a year in the early Statehood period. Covered in yellow stripes and squares, black-and-white photographs, and yellow colorized photographs of young adults experiencing Israeli life. Includes requirements for participation in the program as well as descriptions of the trip. “The Youth Workshop in Israel is an educational institution designed to meet the needs of young Jews who wish to see Israel, not as tourists, but to live there for a period of time and to experience it personally. ” SUBJECT(S) : Zionism, Jewish youth, Israel. OCLC lists no holdings. Minimal markings and folds. One faint pencil mark and one blue pen date range written by previous owner “Sept. 1956-June 1957” that do not affect text. Very good condition. Rare (zion-12-10)
Stock number:37959.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Block Pub. Co. ,, 1917
Softcover, 152- 178 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. This volume only, but complete for 1916-1917, including much on WW I and Zionism. “Wise was born in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son and grandson of rabbis…. In 1900 he launched his career as the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon; typical of the activists of the Progressive Era, he attacked ‘many of the social and political ills of contemporary America. ’ In 1893, he was appointed assistant to Rabbi Henry S. Jacobs of the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York City, and later in the same year, minister to the same congregation. In 1906, concerning another rabbinical appointment, Wise made a major break with the established Reform movement over the ‘question whether the pulpit shall be free or whether the pulpit shall not be free, and, by reason of its loss of freedom, reft of its power for good’; in 1907 he established his Free Synagogue, starting the ‘free Synagogue’ movement. Rabbi Wise was an early supporter of Zionism, and his support for, and commitment to Political Zionism was very atypical of Reform Judaism, which was historically and decidedly non-Zionist since the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885. He was a founder of the New York Federation of Zionist Societies in 1897, and led in the formation of the national Federation of American Zionists (FAZ) , a forerunner of the Zionist Organization of America. At the Second Zionist Congress (Basel, 1898) , he was a delegate and secretary for the English language. Wise served as honorary secretary of FAZ, in close cooperation with Theodor Herzl until the latter's death in 1904. Wise, joining U. S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and others laid the groundwork for a democratically elected nationwide organization of 'ardently Zionist' Jews, 'to represent Jews as a group and not as individuals'. In 1918, following national elections, this Jewish community convened the first American Jewish Congress in Philadelphia's historic Independence Hall” (Wikipedia, 2010). SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, American. Other Titles: Sermons and addresses. Very good condition. (mx-31-12), Spec2,spec2, amr4,spec2, zionism1
Stock number:25573.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York: Published For The Free Synagogue By Bloch Pub. Co. ,, 1917
Softcover, 137-150 pages, 12mo, 18 cm. Series: Free Synagogue pulpit ; vol. 4, no. 9. “Wise was born in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son and grandson of rabbis…. In 1900 he launched his career as the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon; typical of the activists of the Progressive Era, he attacked ‘many of the social and political ills of contemporary America. ’ In 1893, he was appointed assistant to Rabbi Henry S. Jacobs of the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York City, and later in the same year, minister to the same congregation. In 1906, concerning another rabbinical appointment, Wise made a major break with the established Reform movement over the ‘question whether the pulpit shall be free or whether the pulpit shall not be free, and, by reason of its loss of freedom, reft of its power for good’; in 1907 he established his Free Synagogue, starting the ‘free Synagogue’ movement. Rabbi Wise was an early supporter of Zionism, and his support for, and commitment to Political Zionism was very atypical of Reform Judaism, which was historically and decidedly non-Zionist since the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885. He was a founder of the New York Federation of Zionist Societies in 1897, and led in the formation of the national Federation of American Zionists (FAZ) , a forerunner of the Zionist Organization of America. At the Second Zionist Congress (Basel, 1898) , he was a delegate and secretary for the English language. Wise served as honorary secretary of FAZ, in close cooperation with Theodor Herzl until the latter's death in 1904. Wise, joining U. S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and others laid the groundwork for a democratically elected nationwide organization of 'ardently Zionist' Jews, 'to represent Jews as a group and not as individuals'. In 1918, following national elections, this Jewish community convened the first American Jewish Congress in Philadelphia's historic Independence Hall” (Wikipedia, 2010) . SUBJECT(S) : Discrimination in employment. Jews -- Employment. Cover title. Slight yellowing of pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (mx-31-11), Spec2,spec2, holo4,spec2, amr4,spec2, zionism1
Stock number:25572.
$US 120.00
Imprint: Boston, 1915
Binding: Letter
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Single page letter on letterhead from the Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs, of which Louis D. Brandeis was chairman. The American Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs was established by Louis Brandeis during the early years of World War I to run Zionist affairs on behalf of the worldwide Zionist Organization due to divisions within the Zionist community over allegiances to the different side in the world conflict (Wikipedia) . Typed letter with Brandeis's signature at the end. SUBJECTS: Zionism. The letter is edgeworn in the top right. Crease marks have been covered over by clear celophane tape. (ZION2-2-32), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40997.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Shoken, 1957
Softcover, 12mo, 115 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sifre mofet le-vate-sefer; mis. 22; Variation: Sifre mofet le-vate-sefer; mis. 22. SUBJECT (S) : Hasidim -- Legends. Jewish legends. Buber (1878-1965) was a “philosopher and theologian, Zionist thinker and leader. Born in Vienna, Buber as a child lived in Lemberg with his grandfather Solomon Buber, the noted Midrash scholar. From 1896 he studied at the universities of Vienna, Leipzig, and Zurich, and finally at the University of Berlin, where he was a pupil of the philosophers Wilhelm Dilthey and Georg Simmel. Having joined the Zionist movement in 1898, he was a delegate to the Third Zionist Congress in 1899 where he spoke on behalf of the Propaganda Committee. In this speech, which bore the influence of modern Hebrew and Yiddish writers, notably of Ahad Ha-Am, Buber emphasized the importance of education as opposed to a program of propaganda. In 1901 he was appointed editor of the central weekly organ of the Zionist movement, Die Welt, in which he emphasized the need for a new Jewish cultural creativity. This emphasis on cultural rather than political activity led, at the Fifth Zionist Congress in 1901, to the formation of the Zionist Democratic Fraction which stood in opposition to Herzl. Buber, a member of this faction, resigned before the Congress as editor of Die Welt. Together with his friends, he founded the Juedischer Verlag in Berlin, which went on to publish books of literary quality. At the age of 26 Buber took up the study of Hasidism. At first his interest was essentially aesthetic. After attempting to translate the tales of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav into German, he decided to retell them in German in the form of a free adaptation. Thus originated Die Geschichten des Rabbi Nachman and Die Legende des Baalschem. Later Buber’s interest turned from the aesthetic aspect of Hasidism to its content. Deeply stirred by the religious message of Hasidism, he considered it his duty to convey that message to the world. Among the books he later wrote on Hasidism are Gog u-Magog, Or ha-Ganuz, and Pardes ha-Hasidut” (Bergman and Meir in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Chipped cover corners. Browning to pages. Light staining to front and back cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Hasid-6-5), Ava, hasid1, heb2, rab8
Stock number:27579.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1961
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 643 Pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Zionists -- Biography. Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940. Schechtman, (1891–1970) , was a Zionist leader, an authority on population movements, and an author. Schechtman, who was born in Odessa, served in the all-Russian Jewish Congress convened in Petrograd (1917) and the Ukrainian National Assembly convened in Kiev (1918) . After leaving Russia in 1921, he became coeditor and later managing editor of Razsvyet (1922–32) , the organ of the Federation of Russian-Ukrainian Zionists, and subsequently the leading Revisionist weekly. Schechtman approved Jabotinsky's resignation from the Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization in 1923, but disagreed with his concurrent resignation from the Zionist Organization itself. However, this partial support later became total when the two men took the lead in founding the World Union of Zionist Revisionists in Paris in 1925 which elected Jabotinsky its president. In very good condition, in a good jacket, ex-library with the usual markings. (MX18-1), MX2 , zionism1
Stock number:21503.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv: NO Publisher., 1972.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 226 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Zionists – correspondence – catalogs; Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940 – correspondence – catalogs. Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was a Russian Zionist, soldier and writer, and founded the Jewish Legion during WWI. He spoke Russian, Hebrew (he was a strong proponent of the Hebrew renaissance) , Yiddish, German, French and English, making him a very accessible and beloved speaker, especially in Eastern Europe. Though not a follower of Marx, Jabotinsky was a believer in socialism, influenced by his professors in Rome, where he studied law. Back in Russia, the 1903 Kishinev pogrom spurred him into Zionist activity; he was a delegate at the Sixth Zionist Congress (where he voted against Herzl's Uganda Scheme) , and turned his journalistic efforts in that direction as well, editing the Zionist Razsvet, and then later four publications in Constantinople for the World Zionist Organization. When the Ottoman Empire joined WWI, Jabotinsky foresaw that nations downfall, and, desiring to gain Israel from the Ottomans, began assembling the Jewish Legion, and joined the British 38th Battalion himself. (EJ) Very good condition. (HEB-4-8), Heb1, zionism1
Stock number:19170.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Buenos Aires: Editorial Cadelabro, 1957
Binding: Hardcover
First Spanish edition. Period boards. 8vo. 446 pages, 21 cm. In Spanish. Title translates to “The Life of Jabotinsky: Rebel and Statesmen. ” First Spanish translation of Schechtman’s famed work on Jabotinsky. Schechtman (1891-1970) was a writer and Revisionist political activist. He developed a close relationship with Jabotinsky through Zionist activism. He was also one of the founders of the World Union of Zionists-revisionists (Paris, 1925) . In 1929-1931 he was the editor of Yiddish weekly "Der Noyer Veg" (The New Way) in Paris. From 1931 to 1935 Schechtman was a member of the executive committee of the Zionist Organization(WZO) , when both he and Jabotinsky left the ZO to co-found the New Zionist Organization. His later years were spent in the US working for YIVO, the OSS, and the Jewish Agency. SUBJECTS: Revisionist Zionists -- Biography. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (JTS, Yale, FAU, Dartmouth, NLI). OCLC Number:42909167. Very Good Condition. (ZION-14-66), zion
Stock number:38012.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Buenos Aires: Editorial Cadelabro, 1957
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 446 pages, 21 cm. In Spanish. Title translates to “The Life of Jabotinsky: Rebel and Statesmen. ” First Spanish translation of Schechtman’s famed work on Jabotinsky. Schechtman (1891-1970) was a writer and Revisionist political activist. He developed a close relationship with Jabotinsky through Zionist activism. He was also one of the founders of the World Union of Zionists-revisionists (Paris, 1925) . In 1929-1931 he was the editor of Yiddish weekly "Der Noyer Veg" (The New Way) in Paris. From 1931 to 1935 Schechtman was a member of the executive committee of the Zionist Organization(WZO) , when both he and Jabotinsky left the ZO to co-found the New Zionist Organization. His later years were spent in the US working for YIVO, the OSS, and the Jewish Agency. SUBJECTS: Revisionist Zionists -- Biography. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (JTS, Yale, FAU, Dartmouth, NLI). OCLC Number:42909167. Spine rebacked, cover has been trimmed close with loss of one letter in author's name (Text pages inside retain good margins). Overall Very Good Condition. (ZION-14-66A), zion
Stock number:38013.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin Verl. Jüd. Rundschau, 1936
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition, original wrappers, 8vo. 44 pages, in German. Title translates to “The Jewish Emigration from Germany, Western Europe, trans-oceanic, to Palestine.” The author, Dr. Michael Traub, was a “Palestine Zionist leader and an authority on Jewish migration problems. A graduate of Heidelberg University, Dr. Traub had been an active Zionist and student of Jewish affairs from his youth. In 1934, he became vice-president of the Keren Hayesod and a member of the presidium of the executive committee of the Zionist Federation in Germany. At the World Zionist Congress of 1935 in Lucerns, Switzerland, he was elected to the administrative committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, and in 1935 at the Zionist Congress in Zurich became a member of the Zionist Actions Committee.” (JTA.org 2018) OCLC: 932023871 (digital copy only), OCLC lists no physical copies anywhere. Mark on front cover, some edge wear, some toning, previous owner’s name on half title page, else Very Good Condition. Important and exceedingly rare. HOLO2-141-16), Holo17 zion 216
Stock number:41855.
$US 750.00
Imprint: [Germany]: [Agudas Israel], N.D.
Binding: Staplebound
No Date [1934]. [2] typewritten pages, 30cm x 21 cm. 2-page membership list from the first full-year of Hitler’s full power in Germany, showing approximately 75 current members with city and address. Agudath Israel was founded in Kattowitz, German Empire (now Katowice, Poland), in 1912, with the purpose of providing an umbrella organization for observant Jews who opposed the Zionist movement. In Erez Israel, Agudat Yisrael was established as a branch of this movement, to provide opposition to the organized Jewish community (the "Yishuv"). One of its most authoritative spokesmen against the formation of a Jewish State, the Dutch poet Jacob Israël de Haan, was assassinated by the Haganah in 1924. In the wake of the Holocaust, anti-Zionist rabbis who led Agudat Israel recognized the great utility of a Jewish state, and it became non-Zionist, rather than anti-Zionist. It did not actively participate in the creation of Israel, but it ceased its opposition to it. In 1933, it entered into an agreement with the Jewish Agency, according to which Agudat Yisrael would receive 6.5% of the immigration permits. Eventually, at the eve of the Israeli Declaration of Independence (1948), Agudat Yisrael yielded to pressure from the Zionist movement, and has been a participant in most governments since that time. age staining, few tears, very brittle. (Holo2-146-8), Holo17
Stock number:41345.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Defus Tsiyon, 1924
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 266 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Shulhan Arukh. Yoreh deah -- Commentaries. Talmud -- Commentaries. Talmud. Hullin -- Commentaries. Zivhe Reiyah has special title page. Other Titles: Zivhe reiyah. Kook (1865-1935) was a “rabbinical authority and thinker; first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of modern Erez Israel. Born in Greiva (now Griva) , Latvia, Kook received the type of Jewish education that was customary in 19th-century Eastern Europe. At a very early age he showed independence of mind and far-reaching curiosity. Desirous to supplement his traditional education which was restricted to the study of Talmud, he undertook the study of the Bible, Hebrew language, Jewish and general philosophy, and mysticism. In 1888 he was appointed rabbi of Zaumel, and in 1895 became rabbi of Bausk (now Bauska) . In 1904 he immigrated to Erez Israel, where he served as rabbi of Jaffa and the surrounding towns. There he fostered close ties with people of all shades of opinion and belief. He identified with the Zionist movement, thus antagonizing the rabbinical establishment, and at the same time, engaged in a vigorous debate with the irreligious pioneers and laid the foundations for a Religious Zionism that did not settle for the political pragmatism of the Mizrachi (the Religious Zionist Movement) or that of Binyamin Ze’ev Theodor Herzl , the founder of the Zionist Movement, but sought to view Zionism as a process of redemption, of repentance, and of an overall Jewish renaissance. Rabbi Kook was a man of complexity whose persona unified opposing spiritual worlds: the Lithuanian Torah scholarship with the hasidic spiritual experience, a commitment to halakhah and Jewish tradition with a modern worldview and Western culture and philosophy, a tendency towards spirituality and mysticism with full involvement in the practical matters of rabbinic and public leadership. In his effort to urge traditional Jews to fulfill the Zionist ideal, he traveled to Europe in 1914 to participate in a conference of Agudat Israel. Unable to return to Erez Israel because of outbreak of World War I, Kook spent the war years 1914–18 in Switzerland and accepted a temporary position as the rabbi of the Mahzikei ha-Dat congregation in London, where he was very active in trying to influence the Jews of England to back Zionist political activity. Upon returning to Palestine after the war, Kook was appointed chief rabbi of Jerusalem, and with the formation of the chief rabbinate in 1921 he was elected the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Palestine” (Zinger and Ish-Shalom in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Inner cover torn. Stain on inner cover. Chipping to cover corners and edges. Fold mark on cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-17), Heb2, rab6, mx3
Stock number:24725.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Genf, Belgium]: [Jewish Agency For Palestine. Child And Youth Immigration Bureau], 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original wrappers. 8vo. 58 pages, 30 cm. In German. Title translates to “Knowing the Land. ” Published just after the war as Jewish refugee children were being brought to Palestine. This mimeograph publication appears to be for use in teaching those children about the land to which they are about to emigrate. “In 1929, the Palestine Zionist Executive was renamed, restructured and officially inaugurated as The Jewish Agency for Palestine by the 16th Zionist Congress, held in Zurich, Switzerland. The new body was larger and included a number of Jewish non-Zionist individuals and organizations, who were interested in Jewish settlement in Palestine. They were philanthropic rather than political, and many opposed talk of a Jewish State. With this broader Jewish representation, the Jewish Agency for Palestine was recognized by the British in 1930, in lieu of the Zionist Organization, as the appropriate Jewish agency under the terms of the Mandate (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Palestine - Middle East. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard and Princeton) . Light edge wear to to wrappers. Pages browning. Good Condition. Rare (YID-41-40), Holo17
Stock number:40255.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv : Mitseah., 1929.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. Frontispiece photo. In Hebrew. Volume two (of six) only. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Nordau (1849-1923) was a co-founder of the World Zionist Organization. He was a political Zionist, not a cultural or religious Zionist, having ceased being an observant Jew at eighteen, instead becoming a "militant naturalist and evolutionist, " and making his fame with Die Conventionellen Luegen der Kulturmenschheit, first published in 1883. Also at eighteen, he started his career in journalism, on the staff of the Pester Lloyd. While condemning modern culture and politics, the situation of the Jewish people was never far from Nordau's mind. He met Theodor Herzl in 1982, and soon after began discussing the possibility of a Jewish state with him. He was vice president of the First through Sixth Zionist Congresses, and president of the Seventh through Tenth. (EJ, 2007) Bookplate, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-5-19), HEBLIT1 zionism1, heb2, mx3
Stock number:24524.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk., 1952.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 448 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Shragai (1899-1995) was a Polish Zionist. In his youth he founded Ze'irei Mizrachi in the city of Gorzkowice, and published a religious Zionist paper called Tehiyyah. He moved to Palestine in 1924 continued his role as a Zionist leader there, attending Zionist Congresses, and as part of the Zionist General Council. He served as mayor of Jerusalem from 1950 to 1952, and held multiple posts with the Jewish Executive Agency. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Hinges have been repaired, good condition. (HebLit-3-14), HEBLIT1, HebLit1, heb2, mx3
Stock number:24489.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Bern ; Leipzig : E. Bircher, 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. [2], [vii]-xii, 260 pages ; 24 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Religious Currents in Judaism, with Special Consideration of Hasidism. ” Inscribed by Horodezky to Rabbi H. P. Chajes, the German theologian and Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Horodezky was born in Malin in Kiev District to a distinguished line Hasidic leaders. From his father, Rabbi Yosef Moshe ben Rabbi Baruch, he was a descendant of Rabbi Menachem Nachum of Chernobyl , through his mother, via Rabbi Gedaliah Tversky, he was a descendant of the Ba'al Shem Tov. In 1907 he left Russia to study philosophy and history at the University of Berlin . That year he was elected as a delegate of Berdichev to the 8th Zionist Congress 8thIn 1939 he emigrated to Israel and settled in Tel Aviv . There he published articles which appeared in most of the world’s Hebrew language newspapers as well as in other sectors of the Jewish press. In addition, published a number of books on Hasidism and Kabbalah. He was awarded the Bialik Prize (Wikipedia, 2016) . From 1918 to his death, Chajes served as the chief rabbi of the Jewish community of Vienna. In addition, he was also the Chairman of the Zionist General Council from 1921 to 1925....The main Jewish school in Vienna is named after him. SUBJECT(S) : Chassidismus. Inscribed by the author on title page with a stamp from Rabbi Chajes’ personal library.From 1918 to his death, Chajes served as the chief rabbi of the Jewish community of Vienna. In addition, he was also the Chairman of the Zionist General Council from 1921 to 1925....The main Jewish school in Vienna is named after him. Pages toning. A few markings throughout but otherwise in about very good condition. (GER-58-58), Ger9, hasid2 , 211
Stock number:38232.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Nyu York : Poyle Tsien Farlag, 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards with gilt lettering. 8vo, 320 pages, 21 cm. In Yiddish. Ber Borochov (1881-1917) was a Marxist Zionist and one of the founders of the Labor Zionist movement as well as a pioneer in the study of Yiddish as a language. As an adult he joined the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party but was expelled when he formed a Zionist Socialist Workers Union in Yekaterinoslav. Subsequently, he helped form the Poale Zion party and devoted his life to promoting the party in Russia, Europe, and America. When the Russian social democrats came to power, Borochov returned to Russia in March 1917 to lead Poale Zion. Borochov became highly influential in the Zionist movement because he explained nationalism in general, and Jewish Nationalism in particular in terms of Marxist class struggle and dialectical materialism. Borochov predicted, correctly, that nationalist forces would be more important in determining events than economic and class considerations, especially as concerned the Jews. Borochov argued that the class structure of European Jews resembled an inverted class pyramid where few Jews occupied the productive layers of society as workers. The Jews would migrate from country to country as they were forced out of their chosen professions by a stychic process which would ultimately force migration to Palestine, where they would form a proletarian basis in order to carry out Marxist class struggle. A key part of Borochovian ideology was that the Arab and Jewish working classes had a common proletarian interest and would participate in the class struggle together once Jews had returned to Palestine (Wikipedia 2015) . SUBJECT (S) : Labor Zionism - Nationalism. Very minor edgewear. Clean pages. Overall Very Good condition. (YID-30-1).
Stock number:39746.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Hechaluc kiadás. Budapest, 1945
Binding: Hardback
(1945) . Original Illustrated Paper Wrappers, Small 8vo, 216 pages. Eredeti borítóval. Includes 9 powerful original linocut illustrations, and cover design, by Shagra Weil. Also includes a bit of music.Title translates as "The Yellow Book. Data on the War Losses of Hungarian Jewry. 1941-1945." One of the earliest book about the Hungarian Holocaust. Published by Hechaluc (Hehalutz), the Zionist resistant movement, whose legendary headquarters was located at the Üvegház (Glasshouse) in Budapest, a former glass-store. During the Holocaust about 3000 people found shelter there and it was the center for producing fake identification documents to save Hungarian Jews from persecution. Shraga Weil (Ferenc Ferdinánd; 1918-2009) was a Hungarian born Israeli painter. He studied at the Academy of Art in Prague and École des Beaux Arts in Paris. During WWII he was active in the Zionist underground movement in Budapest, working in the workshop for forging documents. After the war he sailed for Palestine on an illegal immigrant ship and became a member of Kibbutz Ha'ogen where he lived until his death. In 1959 Weil was awarded the Dizengoff Prize for painting. He created the doors of the main entrance to the Knesset building and the President's residence in Jerusalem. Weil painted the wooden panels in the Israeli Hall at the Kennedy Center. Sándor Groszmann (Alexander Grossmann, Ben Erec; 1909-2003) was a journalist and publisher, one of the main activists of the Hungarian Zionist movement and co-founder of "Hashomer Hatzair" in Hungary. He was one of the leaders at the "Glasshouse". "When the argument arose about whether to absorb more Jews into the 'Glass House' as they might endanger the lives of those already living there, he said: 'For the sake of one hundred thousand Jews it is worth to endanger our own lives'". (Gur, D.; 2007). After the liberation he was the secretary of JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) in Budapest and member of the board of the Hungarian Zionist Association and of the "Eretz-Israel" office. In 1949 he left Hungary and after living in Austria and Israel he settled down in Switzerland where he started to publish books and the periodical "Jöv?" (Future). [Bibl.: Gur, D.: Brothers for Resistance and Rescue. The Underground Zionist Youth Movement in Hungary during Word War II. Jerusalem-New York, 2007; Cohen, A.: The Halutz Resistance in Hungary, 1942-1944. New York, 1986.]. Paper aged, Very Good Condition. (holo2-125-27) xx, holo12, art2, , 208-210
Stock number:36029.
$US 750.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Varshe [Warsaw]: Farlag "di Velt", 1928. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 95 pages. Monthly Bundist periodical ran from Vol. I, Nr, 1 (Oct. 1927) to 1932. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Unobtrusive Bund rubber stamp on some volumes. For example, Levin (1977) reports that it was in UNZER TSAYT that the very first reports of the Bund's split over the National Question with the Russian Social Democrats were published (in 1927). The Bund in Poland, here providing its unique Polish Jewish Socialist anti-Zionist perspective. “The General Jewish Labour Bund in Lithuania, Poland and Russia (Yiddish: ‘algemeyner yidisher arbeter-bund in lite, poyln un rusland’), generally called The Bund or the Jewish Labour Bund, was a secular Jewish socialist party.... founded in Vilnius on October 7, 1897…..In 1917 the Polish part of the Bund, which dated to the times when Poland was a Russian territory, seceded from the Russian Bund and created a new Polish General Labor Bund which continued to operate in Poland in the years between the two world wars….The Bund sought to unite all Jewish workers in the Russian Empire into a united socialist party, and also to ally itself with the wider Russian social democratic movement to achieve a democratic and socialist Russia. The Russian Empire then included Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and most of present-day Poland, areas where the majority of the world's Jews then lived. They hoped to see the Jews achieve a legal minority status in Russia. Of all Jewish political parties of the time, the Bund was the most progressive regarding gender equality, with women making up more than one-third of all members. The Bund actively campaigned against anti-Semitism. It defended Jewish civil and cultural rights and rejected assimilation. However, the close promotion of Jewish sectional interests and support for the concept of Jewish national unity (klal yisrael) was prevented by the socialist universalism of the Bund. The Bund avoided any automatic solidarity with Jews of the middle and upper classes and generally rejected political cooperation with Jewish groups that held religious, Zionist or conservative views. Even the anthem of the Bund, known as "the oath" (di shvue in Yiddish), written in 1902 by Sh. An-ski, contained no explicit reference to Jews or Jewish suffering. At the heart of the vision of the future of the Bund was the idea that there is no contradiction between the national aspect on the one hand and the socialist aspect on the other. As a strictly secular organization, the Bund renounced the Holy Land and the sacred language (Hebrew) and chose to speak Yiddish….In its early years the Bund had remarkable success, gaining an estimated 30,000 members in 1903 and an estimated 40,000 supporters in 1906, making it the largest socialist group in the Russian Empire…. the Bund was a founding collective member at the RSDLP's first congress in Minsk in March 1898. For the next 5 years, the Bund was recognized as the sole representative of the Jewish workers in the RSDLP, although many Russian socialists of Jewish descent, especially outside of the Pale of Settlement, joined the RSDLP directly….The Bund generally sided with the party's Menshevik faction led by Julius Martov and against the Bolshevik faction led by Vladimir Lenin during the factional struggles in the run-up to the Russian Revolution of 1917….In the Polish areas of the [Russian] empire, the Bund was a leading force in the 1905 revolution. At that time the organization probably reached the height of its influence. It called for an improvement in living standards, a more democratic political system and the introduction of equal rights for Jews. At least in the early stages of the first Russian Revolution, the armed groups of the "Bund" were likely the strongest revolutionary force in Western Russia. During the following years, the Bund went into a period of decay….The Bund eventually came to strongly oppose Zionism, arguing that emigration to Palestine was a form of escapism. The Bund did not advocate separatism. Instead, it focused on culture, rather than a state or a place, as the glue of Jewish ‘nationalism.’ …. The Bund also promoted the use of Yiddish as a Jewish national language and to some extent opposed the Zionist project of reviving Hebrew. The Bund won converts mainly among Jewish artisans and workers, but also among the growing Jewish intelligentsia. It led a trade union movement of its own. It joined with the Poalei Zion (Labour Zionists) and other groups to form self-defense organisations to protect Jewish communities against pogroms and government troops. During the Russian Revolution of 1905 the Bund headed the revolutionary movement in the Jewish towns, particularly in Belarus and Ukraine…..In 1921, the Communist Bund [in the USSR] dissolved itself and its members sought admission to the Communist Party....Many former Bundists, like Mikhail Liber and David Petrovsky, perished during Stalin's purges in the 1930s. The Polish Bundists continued their activities until 1948. During the latter half of the 20th century the Bundist legacy was represented through the International Jewish Labor Bund, a federation of local Bundist groups around the world….Among the exiled Bundists who went on with Socialist politics in America was Baruch Charney Vladeck (1886–1938), elected to the New York Board of Aldermen as a Socialist in 1917…[and] 1937 [and] manager of The Jewish Daily Forward…Moishe Lewis (1888–1950)....the father of David Lewis (1909–1981), a leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada….David Dubinsky (1892–1982), though never formally a member of the party, had joined the bakers' union, which was controlled by the Bund, and was elected assistant secretary within the union by 1906…..He later became a member of the Socialist Party of America, helped found the American Labor Party in 1936 and was from 1932 till 1966 the leader of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union…..under the name Max Goldfarb, David Petrovsky (1886–1937) was a member of the Central Committee of the Jewish Socialist Federation of America, a member of the Socialist Party of America, and the labor editor of The Forward” (Wikipedia). SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. Jewish labor unions -- Periodicals. Socialism and Judaism -- Periodicals. Yiddish literature -- Poland -- Periodicals. OCLC Number: 642969688. OCLC lists only 4 runs (Arizona State, Stanford, LOC, U of Washington), all of which appear to be incomplete. Nr. 3-4 was printed as Nr. 3 (Dec. 15, 1927), but then has Nr. 4 (Dec. 20, 1927) on a superimposed lable--not sure if Nr. 3 actually existed or in what form. Interestingly, evey copy of this issue that we have ever seen has had pages 1-6 removed, perhaps by the publisher and related to the re-issuing as a later number. We offer pages 1-6 here in facimile. Good Condition. (Y-1-10) xx, yidper
Stock number:16128.
$US 250.00
Imprint: Varshe [Warsaw]: Farlag "di Velt", 1928
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, ca. 100 pages. Monthly Bundist periodical ran from Vol. I, Nr, 1 (Oct. 1927) to 1932. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Unobtrusive Bund rubber stamp. Levin (1977) reports that it was in UNZER TSAYT that the very first reports of the Bund's split over the National Question with the Russian Social Democrats were published (in 1927). The Bund in Poland, here providing its unique Polish Jewish Socialist anti-Zionist perspective. “The General Jewish Labour Bund in Lithuania, Poland and Russia (Yiddish: ‘algemeyner yidisher arbeter-bund in lite, poyln un rusland’), generally called The Bund or the Jewish Labour Bund, was a secular Jewish socialist party.... founded in Vilnius on October 7, 1897…..In 1917 the Polish part of the Bund, which dated to the times when Poland was a Russian territory, seceded from the Russian Bund and created a new Polish General Labor Bund which continued to operate in Poland in the years between the two world wars….The Bund sought to unite all Jewish workers in the Russian Empire into a united socialist party, and also to ally itself with the wider Russian social democratic movement to achieve a democratic and socialist Russia. The Russian Empire then included Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and most of present-day Poland, areas where the majority of the world's Jews then lived. They hoped to see the Jews achieve a legal minority status in Russia. Of all Jewish political parties of the time, the Bund was the most progressive regarding gender equality, with women making up more than one-third of all members. The Bund actively campaigned against anti-Semitism. It defended Jewish civil and cultural rights and rejected assimilation. However, the close promotion of Jewish sectional interests and support for the concept of Jewish national unity (klal yisrael) was prevented by the socialist universalism of the Bund. The Bund avoided any automatic solidarity with Jews of the middle and upper classes and generally rejected political cooperation with Jewish groups that held religious, Zionist or conservative views. Even the anthem of the Bund, known as "the oath" (di shvue in Yiddish), written in 1902 by Sh. An-ski, contained no explicit reference to Jews or Jewish suffering. At the heart of the vision of the future of the Bund was the idea that there is no contradiction between the national aspect on the one hand and the socialist aspect on the other. As a strictly secular organization, the Bund renounced the Holy Land and the sacred language (Hebrew) and chose to speak Yiddish….In its early years the Bund had remarkable success, gaining an estimated 30,000 members in 1903 and an estimated 40,000 supporters in 1906, making it the largest socialist group in the Russian Empire…. the Bund was a founding collective member at the RSDLP's first congress in Minsk in March 1898. For the next 5 years, the Bund was recognized as the sole representative of the Jewish workers in the RSDLP, although many Russian socialists of Jewish descent, especially outside of the Pale of Settlement, joined the RSDLP directly….The Bund generally sided with the party's Menshevik faction led by Julius Martov and against the Bolshevik faction led by Vladimir Lenin during the factional struggles in the run-up to the Russian Revolution of 1917….In the Polish areas of the [Russian] empire, the Bund was a leading force in the 1905 revolution. At that time the organization probably reached the height of its influence. It called for an improvement in living standards, a more democratic political system and the introduction of equal rights for Jews. At least in the early stages of the first Russian Revolution, the armed groups of the "Bund" were likely the strongest revolutionary force in Western Russia. During the following years, the Bund went into a period of decay….The Bund eventually came to strongly oppose Zionism, arguing that emigration to Palestine was a form of escapism. The Bund did not advocate separatism. Instead, it focused on culture, rather than a state or a place, as the glue of Jewish ‘nationalism.’ …. The Bund also promoted the use of Yiddish as a Jewish national language and to some extent opposed the Zionist project of reviving Hebrew. The Bund won converts mainly among Jewish artisans and workers, but also among the growing Jewish intelligentsia. It led a trade union movement of its own. It joined with the Poalei Zion (Labour Zionists) and other groups to form self-defense organisations to protect Jewish communities against pogroms and government troops. During the Russian Revolution of 1905 the Bund headed the revolutionary movement in the Jewish towns, particularly in Belarus and Ukraine…..In 1921, the Communist Bund [in the USSR] dissolved itself and its members sought admission to the Communist Party....Many former Bundists, like Mikhail Liber and David Petrovsky, perished during Stalin's purges in the 1930s. The Polish Bundists continued their activities until 1948. During the latter half of the 20th century the Bundist legacy was represented through the International Jewish Labor Bund, a federation of local Bundist groups around the world….Among the exiled Bundists who went on with Socialist politics in America was Baruch Charney Vladeck (1886–1938), elected to the New York Board of Aldermen as a Socialist in 1917…[and] 1937 [and] manager of The Jewish Daily Forward…Moishe Lewis (1888–1950)....the father of David Lewis (1909–1981), a leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada….David Dubinsky (1892–1982), though never formally a member of the party, had joined the bakers' union, which was controlled by the Bund, and was elected assistant secretary within the union by 1906…..He later became a member of the Socialist Party of America, helped found the American Labor Party in 1936 and was from 1932 till 1966 the leader of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union…..under the name Max Goldfarb, David Petrovsky (1886–1937) was a member of the Central Committee of the Jewish Socialist Federation of America, a member of the Socialist Party of America, and the labor editor of The Forward” (Wikipedia). SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. Jewish labor unions -- Periodicals. Socialism and Judaism -- Periodicals. Yiddish literature -- Poland -- Periodicals. OCLC Number: 642969688. OCLC lists only 4 runs (Arizona State, Stanford, LOC, U of Washington), all of which appear to be incomplete. Use wear, paper brwoning but not fragile. Good Condition. (y-1-11), yidper
Stock number:16129.
$US 400.00
Imprint: Varshe [Warsaw]: Farlag "di Velt",, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, ca. 100 pages. Monthly Bundist periodical ran from Vol. I, Nr, 1 (Oct. 1927) to 1932. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Unobtrusive Bund rubber stamp. Levin (1977) reports that it was in UNZER TSAYT that the very first reports of the Bund's split over the National Question with the Russian Social Democrats were published (in 1927). The Bund in Poland, here providing its unique Polish Jewish Socialist anti-Zionist perspective. “The General Jewish Labour Bund in Lithuania, Poland and Russia (Yiddish: ‘algemeyner yidisher arbeter-bund in lite, poyln un rusland’), generally called The Bund or the Jewish Labour Bund, was a secular Jewish socialist party.... founded in Vilnius on October 7, 1897…..In 1917 the Polish part of the Bund, which dated to the times when Poland was a Russian territory, seceded from the Russian Bund and created a new Polish General Labor Bund which continued to operate in Poland in the years between the two world wars….The Bund sought to unite all Jewish workers in the Russian Empire into a united socialist party, and also to ally itself with the wider Russian social democratic movement to achieve a democratic and socialist Russia. The Russian Empire then included Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and most of present-day Poland, areas where the majority of the world's Jews then lived. They hoped to see the Jews achieve a legal minority status in Russia. Of all Jewish political parties of the time, the Bund was the most progressive regarding gender equality, with women making up more than one-third of all members. The Bund actively campaigned against anti-Semitism. It defended Jewish civil and cultural rights and rejected assimilation. However, the close promotion of Jewish sectional interests and support for the concept of Jewish national unity (klal yisrael) was prevented by the socialist universalism of the Bund. The Bund avoided any automatic solidarity with Jews of the middle and upper classes and generally rejected political cooperation with Jewish groups that held religious, Zionist or conservative views. Even the anthem of the Bund, known as "the oath" (di shvue in Yiddish), written in 1902 by Sh. An-ski, contained no explicit reference to Jews or Jewish suffering. At the heart of the vision of the future of the Bund was the idea that there is no contradiction between the national aspect on the one hand and the socialist aspect on the other. As a strictly secular organization, the Bund renounced the Holy Land and the sacred language (Hebrew) and chose to speak Yiddish….In its early years the Bund had remarkable success, gaining an estimated 30,000 members in 1903 and an estimated 40,000 supporters in 1906, making it the largest socialist group in the Russian Empire…. the Bund was a founding collective member at the RSDLP's first congress in Minsk in March 1898. For the next 5 years, the Bund was recognized as the sole representative of the Jewish workers in the RSDLP, although many Russian socialists of Jewish descent, especially outside of the Pale of Settlement, joined the RSDLP directly….The Bund generally sided with the party's Menshevik faction led by Julius Martov and against the Bolshevik faction led by Vladimir Lenin during the factional struggles in the run-up to the Russian Revolution of 1917….In the Polish areas of the [Russian] empire, the Bund was a leading force in the 1905 revolution. At that time the organization probably reached the height of its influence. It called for an improvement in living standards, a more democratic political system and the introduction of equal rights for Jews. At least in the early stages of the first Russian Revolution, the armed groups of the "Bund" were likely the strongest revolutionary force in Western Russia. During the following years, the Bund went into a period of decay….The Bund eventually came to strongly oppose Zionism, arguing that emigration to Palestine was a form of escapism. The Bund did not advocate separatism. Instead, it focused on culture, rather than a state or a place, as the glue of Jewish ‘nationalism.’ …. The Bund also promoted the use of Yiddish as a Jewish national language and to some extent opposed the Zionist project of reviving Hebrew. The Bund won converts mainly among Jewish artisans and workers, but also among the growing Jewish intelligentsia. It led a trade union movement of its own. It joined with the Poalei Zion (Labour Zionists) and other groups to form self-defense organisations to protect Jewish communities against pogroms and government troops. During the Russian Revolution of 1905 the Bund headed the revolutionary movement in the Jewish towns, particularly in Belarus and Ukraine…..In 1921, the Communist Bund [in the USSR] dissolved itself and its members sought admission to the Communist Party....Many former Bundists, like Mikhail Liber and David Petrovsky, perished during Stalin's purges in the 1930s. The Polish Bundists continued their activities until 1948. During the latter half of the 20th century the Bundist legacy was represented through the International Jewish Labor Bund, a federation of local Bundist groups around the world….Among the exiled Bundists who went on with Socialist politics in America was Baruch Charney Vladeck (1886–1938), elected to the New York Board of Aldermen as a Socialist in 1917…[and] 1937 [and] manager of The Jewish Daily Forward…Moishe Lewis (1888–1950)....the father of David Lewis (1909–1981), a leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada….David Dubinsky (1892–1982), though never formally a member of the party, had joined the bakers' union, which was controlled by the Bund, and was elected assistant secretary within the union by 1906…..He later became a member of the Socialist Party of America, helped found the American Labor Party in 1936 and was from 1932 till 1966 the leader of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union…..under the name Max Goldfarb, David Petrovsky (1886–1937) was a member of the Central Committee of the Jewish Socialist Federation of America, a member of the Socialist Party of America, and the labor editor of The Forward” (Wikipedia). SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. Jewish labor unions -- Periodicals. Socialism and Judaism -- Periodicals. Yiddish literature -- Poland -- Periodicals. OCLC Number: 642969688. OCLC lists only runs (Arizona State, Stanford, LOC, U of Washington), all of which appear to be incomplete. Very light wear, a beautiful set! Very Good Condition. (Y-1-12) xx, yidper
Stock number:16130.
$US 750.00
Imprint: Porto Alegre; Organisacao Sionista Unificada, 1949
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 12mo. 27, [4] pages. 18 cm. First appearance. Selecoes Sionistas, Ano 1, Maio 1949 -5709 [Iyar] – N. 1. “A 'Meguila' de Proclamacao do Estado de Israel. ” Zionist Selections, published May 1949 to celebrate the one year anniversary of Israel Independence Day. Contains selections present and past from Zionist leaders, and proclamations and announcements on the establishment of the State of Israel. First appearance of the periodical Selecoes Sionistas, long lasting Brazilian-Zionist periodical. Subjects: Jews - Brazil - Periodicals. Zionism - Brazil - Periodicals. Jews. Zionism. Periodicals. Brazil. OCLC lists 2 copies (Harvard, Natl Libr Israel) , none in New York. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-6-46)
Stock number:35573.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London; Bachad Fellowship & Bnei Akivah, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 44 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Translated from the Hebrew by I. Halevy-Levin. Torah va'avodah library. “With the publication of this booklet, we inaugurate our ‘Rishonim’ Library. The object we have set ourselves in this series is to publish short biographies of the great Rabbinic figures of the past century, whose influence upon the course of Jewish national endeavor, though profound, has not always been adequately appreciated. ” - Introduction. Contents: Rabbi Samuel Mohilever, His life and work, by Rabbi J. L. Fishman. Rabbi Samuel Mohilever and the first Zionist congress, by Dr. J. Mohilever. Extract from Zionist Writings. Bibliography. The Defender of Ha' Aretz (translated from the original) by Rabbi Dr. S. M. Leherman. Bachad was a religious Zionist youth movement in pre-war Germany called Brit Chalutzim Datiim which shortened its name “to its initial letters Bachad. Its members prepared themselves for Aliya. A group of them came over to England among the refugees who were permitted to enter this country in the years immediately before the war. They were accommodated in a castle in Wales [Gwrych Castle] and set up Hachshara centres in Bromsgrove and other places, as well as a Merkaz Limmud in Manchester to which members came from the Hachsharah centres for periods of three or six months for intensive Jewish studies. Later on a farm was bought at Thaxted in Essex which became not only a model Hachsharah centre but very quickly a successful agricultural venture which at one time won first prize for having the best milk yielding cow in Essex! ” (bauk, 2013) . Subjects: Hibbat Zion. Mohilewer, Samuel, 1824-1898. OCLC lists 8 copies. Contains instutitional stamp of Jews College London Library on endpage and front wrap. Pages previously damp, light stains along edges; lightly soiled wraps. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-40-13), SPEC6, BRIT1, ZIONISM2. (JA) , holo10, exile1
Stock number:33531.
$US 200.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Philosophical Library, 1951. Cloth. 8vo. 300 pages. A fundamental study in the underlying causes of antagonism, hatred and violence as it exists in anti-Semitism. The author was President, General Zionist Org. In Israel. Bernstein (Fritz; 1890–1971) was a “Zionist leader, publicist, and Israel politician. Bernstein, who was born in Meiningen, Germany, studied commerce. From 1930 to 1935 he was chief editor of the Dutch Zionist weekly, in which he fought for "unconditional Zionism, " both in relations with non-Jews and in debate with the socialist and the religious Zionists. In Jew-Hate as a Sociological Problem he tried to prove that anti-Semitism is a sociological phenomenon which cannot be eliminated by better knowledge, by persuasion, or by education. He also rejected the theory that the Jews in the Diaspora have negative traits which encourage anti-Semitism. Bernstein was a member of the Knesset from its inception until 1965, and minister of commerce and industry in 1948–49 and from 1952 to 1955. When the Liberal Party was established he was elected one of its two presidents. Following the party split in 1964, he became honorary president of the larger faction which retained the name of the Liberal Party. Bernstein continued his journalistic activities during his political career. He often opposed the left wing in his articles and advocated a business-oriented policy” (Jozeph Michman [Melkman] in EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Antisemitism. Gilt lettering on cover. Small tag from ZOA Book and Gift Shop tipped in. Small stain to edge of textblock. Top edge blue. Dustjacket shows some creasing and bumping to edges. Dustjacket is in Good condition. Book is in Very Good condition. (SEF-5-5)., Holo1, HOLO5
Stock number:17893.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Philosophical Library, 1951. Cloth. 8vo. 300 pages. A fundamental study in the underlying causes of antagonism, hatred and violence as it exists in anti-Semitism. The author was President, General Zionist Org. In Israel. Bernstein (Fritz; 1890–1971) was a “Zionist leader, publicist, and Israel politician. Bernstein, who was born in Meiningen, Germany, studied commerce. From 1930 to 1935 he was chief editor of the Dutch Zionist weekly, in which he fought for "unconditional Zionism, " both in relations with non-Jews and in debate with the socialist and the religious Zionists. In Jew-Hate as a Sociological Problem he tried to prove that anti-Semitism is a sociological phenomenon which cannot be eliminated by better knowledge, by persuasion, or by education. He also rejected the theory that the Jews in the Diaspora have negative traits which encourage anti-Semitism. Bernstein was a member of the Knesset from its inception until 1965, and minister of commerce and industry in 1948–49 and from 1952 to 1955. When the Liberal Party was established he was elected one of its two presidents. Following the party split in 1964, he became honorary president of the larger faction which retained the name of the Liberal Party. Bernstein continued his journalistic activities during his political career. He often opposed the left wing in his articles and advocated a business-oriented policy” (Jozeph Michman [Melkman] in EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Antisemitism. Ex-library with spine label residue and institutional stamp. Text in very good condition. (SEF-5-5)., Holo1, HOLO5
Stock number:25918.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Frankfurt Am Main; L. Sänger, 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Title translates as: “Before the Wandering Tempest. ” Printed in the pamphlet series “Jüdische Zeitfragen No. 1” (Jewish Contemporary Issues, no. 1) in the year 1919/5679. Nathan Birnbaum (1864–1937) , a writer (early pen name: Mathias Acher) , philosopher, one of the originators of Zionist ideology, later a leader of religious Judaism. He was an early proponent of Zionism, founding “Kadimah, ” the first Jewish nationalist students' organization (1882) with the aim of criticizing assimilation and setting up a Jewish nationalist consciousness. “After the Second Zionist Congress (1898) Birnbaum made a fundamental turn in his political thinking: He became a spokesman for "diaspora nationalism, " publishing articles in which he severely criticized Herzl's "diplomatism, " the "inorganic" nature of the Zionist movement, and the Zionist "negation of the Diaspora, " its culture and language (Yiddish) . He gradually withdrew from Zionism, affirming that "Israel comes before Zion, " i. E. , that the striving for Ere? Israel must not entail neglect of the Jewish People itself. His concept was now that of an interterritorial nation, comprising and integrating all existing Jewish groups which had a cultural life of their own. The most important group in his eyes was the Yiddish-speaking one in Eastern Europe. … He repudiated his own former "pagan-Jewish" life in Gottes Volk (1917) , with further editions in 1918 and 1921 (translated into English under the title Confession, 1946) . In Vom Freigeist zum Glaeubigen (1919) he described his spiritual development. Upon the refounding of the Agudat Israel World Organization (1919) he became its first general secretary. At that time, after the war, revolution, and pogroms in Eastern Europe, he devoted much effort to the problem of emigration and endeavored to enlist general Jewish cooperation toward regulating on a big scale what amounted to an unorganized, panic mass flight. His book Im Dienste der Verheissung (1927) contains a critical analysis of the "activism" of the Orthodox as a grafting of fashionable ideologies onto an organism that was inherently of a different nature and suggested to the "activists" a more fruitful field – the gigantic task of creating the necessary material preconditions toward effecting a metamorphosis. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Jews -- Restoration. Judentum. Migration. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Lightly soiled front cover, soiled back cover. Pages aged, browned, but clean. Good+ condition. (GER-36-43), Ger7, comhist2, ee2. (ja)
Stock number:28894.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Nyu-York [New York]: Ha-Agudah "mefitse Sifrat Tsiyon" Ba-Amerikah, 1899
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 57 pages, 21 cm. Mostly in Hebrew with some English. Signerman 5474, listing 2 copies. Goldman 947, Deinard (KA) 618. Title translates to “ Book of Zion: Includes a Collection of Different Articles and Writings by the Authors of Israel in America. ” The only published issue of this Zionist periodical, which was edited by Ephraim Deinard. Includes articles on Zionism and Hebraic culture in America; A list of Zionist societies in America (pp. 4-11; among the locales are Altona, PA, Key West, FL, Knoxville, TN, St. Joseph, ME, and Waco, TX) ; letters that Deinard sent on behalf of Mafitze Sifrat Zion to President William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland (pp. 45-9) ; a bio-bibliography of Bernhard Felsenthal (pp. 55-7) ; short book reviews by Deinard (pp. 50-5) ; poetry (pp. 22-3) ; and a list of subscribers (final page) . Deinard records, "on account of an error by the young typesetter my name does not appear on [the title page] of this work, the majority of which I authored" (Koheleth America, part 1, p. 55n) . However, only seven of the fifteen articles are signed by him. Other contributors included Julius [Joel] Aronson, A. B. Dobsewitch, Judah David Eisenstein, Max Nordau, Moses Hacohen Reicherson, Abraham Hayyim Rosenberg and Rabbi Moses Weinberger. Subscriptions cost fifty cents. The printer later reported, "I received many subscriptions. Only a few paid the fifty cents in advance, the majority promised to pay once they received the book. After they received it they again promised [to pay], but their promise will forever remain unfulfilled. ” Ephraim Deinard, (1846–1930) , was a leading bibliographer and Hebrew author. He wandered in his youth, collecting ancient manuscripts and books in many countries, and then established a bookshop in Odessa. In 1897 he tried unsuccessfully to found an agricultural settlement in Nevada (U. S. ) . An active Zionist, he settled in Palestine in 1913 where he investigated the possibilities of Jewish settlement. After being expelled by the Turks in 1916 he returned to the United States and continued his bibliographical work. His two most noteworthy bibliographical works are Or Mayer: Catalogue of the Old Hebrew Manuscripts and Printed Books of the Library of the Hon. Mayer Sulzberger of Philadelphia (1896) and Koheleth America (1926) , a listing of Hebrew books published in America from 1735 to 1926. The first part of the latter work contains essays on the state of Hebrew literature in America, which are written in his unadorned, but typically acerbic, style. He laid the foundations of the Hebrew book and manuscript collections of the Library of Congress with the financial aid of Jacob Schiff. A violent polemicist on many controversial subjects, he attacked Reform Judaism, Hasidism, Christianity, and Karaism. Deinard was a prolific Hebrew writer, producing more than 50 books and pamphlets often signed with his pseudonym, Adir (Wikipedia, 2018; Goldman 2006) . SUBJECTS: Hebrew literature -- United States. Jewish literature -- United States. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide (OCLC: 24132716) . Good+ condition. (ZION2-1-2-BR), Amr7, zionism6 AMRM, 215
Stock number:40423.
$US 1000.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv: Hotsaat Shilton Betar, 1949
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 144 pages and portrait, 17 cm. In Hebrew. From the First year of Israeli Statehood. Title translates to “Ze’ev Jabotinsky: An Anthology in Honor of His Memory. ” Published for the nine year anniversary of his death and features commemorative essays by Menachem Begin, Ari Jabotinsky, and more. Vladimir (Ze’ev) Jabotinsky (1880–1940) , Zionist leader, founder of Revisionist Party; he was involved in Zionist politics since the turn of the century in Russia, was famous as a publicist, poet, essayist, and orator in Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish; he founded the Jewish Legion in the first world war, and in the 1920’s, founded the right-wing Revisionist Zionist movement Betar after having broken with mainstream Zionism. “During a tour of the United States in 1940, he died suddenly, and due to the animosity toward him on the part of Ben-Gurion, his remains were not returned to Israel until after Ben-Gurion’s final resignation as prime minister in 1964.” (Yivo Encyclopedia) . SUBJECTS: Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Minor foxing on cover. Pages are browning. Overall Good+ Condition. (ZION-14-68)
Stock number:38015.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv : Shtiebel, 1929-30
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original boards, 8vo. 340 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. Vladimir (Ze’ev) Jabotinsky (1880–1940) , Zionist leader, founder of Revisionist Party; he was involved in Zionist politics since the turn of the century in Russia, was famous as a publicist, poet, essayist, and orator in Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish; he founded the Jewish Legion in the first world war, and in the 1920’s, founded the right-wing Revisionist Zionist movement Betar after having broken with mainstream Zionism. "The Zionist leader was also a brilliant novelist whose take on the biblical story of Samson is rich with blood and lust. But given the author’s identity, the book, while hugely entertaining, never strays far from political parable. As it draws to its end, the blind and defeated Samson has this advice for the Israelites as they once again face their sworn enemies: “they must get iron; they must choose a king; and they must learn to laugh. " (Tablet Magazine's "101 Great Jewish Books) ". SUBJECTS: Zionism – Biblical – Jabotinsky – Hebrew novel. Pages are browning. Good Condition. (Heblit-8-1)
Stock number:36637.
$US 425.00
Imprint: Stockholm; A. Bonniers, 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Boards. 8vo. 131 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Swedish. “Documents of the Jewish Community in Sweden. ” A collection of legal records, internal documents, and an annotated bibliography concerning the Jewish community in Sweden in the period 1685-1840. Published as a companion volume to the author's Judarnas historia I Sverige (History of the Jews in Sweden, 1924) , “the standard work on the subject” (EJ 2008) . Hugo Maurice Valentin (1888–1963) , was a “Swedish historian and Zionist leader. Born in Sweden, Valentin first served as a teacher of history at a high school in Falun, but in 1930 was appointed lecturer, and in 1948 professor, at the University of Uppsala. His main topics of research were European and particularly Prussian history of the 18th century, and the history of the Jews in Sweden. In 1925 he became a Zionist, and from then on dedicated himself passionately to spreading Zionism to Swedish Jews. He became president, and later honorary president, of the Zionist Federation and was respected and beloved by all. He died suddenly in the studio of Stockholm Radio as he was preparing to defend the case of Israel in a disputation with an anti-Zionist. ” (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Jews - Sweden - History - Sources. Boards worn, pages lightly soiled and water stained, edges bumped, otherwise clean. Good condition. (SPEC-39-15), SPEC6, COMHIST2. (JA) cjh3, mx1
Stock number:32927.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: Berlin; Jüdische Buch-Vereinigung, 1935
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 4to. XXXI, 120 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Introduction in German by Georg Landauer, followed by 188 photographs, in black and white. 12 page laid in index at rear with map, with list of photographers and description of photographs (in English, German, French, and Hebrew) . Georg Landauer (1895–1954) , “Zionist leader, active mainly in aiding the aliyah and absorption of German Jews in Israel. Born in Cologne, Landauer was active in the Zionist youth movement Blau-Weiss and the student Zionist organization Kartell Juedischer Verbindungen. He was a founder of Ha-Po'el ha-Za'ir in Germany. In 1925 he became director of the Berlin Palestine Office and, after two visits to Palestine between 1924 and 1933, settled there in 1934. He became managing director of the Palestine Office and of the Zionist Federation in Germany (1929–33) . From 1934 to 1954 Landauer was director of the Jewish Agency Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews, in which his main activities were the organization of aliyah, capital transfer, agricultural settlement, Youth Aliyah , and German reparations. He was a founder of Aliyah Hadashah, a party of the Mandate period consisting mainly of German immigrants, and a member of the Va'ad Le'ummi (1941–48) . ” EJ 2008 Subjects: Palestine - Pictorial works. Light soiling to cloth, minor tear to rear board, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-13), Art2, zionism2, ger8. (ja)
Stock number:33473.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin; Jüdische Buch-Vereinigung, 1935
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 4to. XXXI, 120 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Introduction in German by Georg Landauer, followed by 188 photographs, in black and white. Lacking 12 page index and map at rear. Georg Landauer (1895–1954) , “Zionist leader, active mainly in aiding the aliyah and absorption of German Jews in Israel. Born in Cologne, Landauer was active in the Zionist youth movement Blau-Weiss and the student Zionist organization Kartell Juedischer Verbindungen. He was a founder of Ha-Po'el ha-Za'ir in Germany. In 1925 he became director of the Berlin Palestine Office and, after two visits to Palestine between 1924 and 1933, settled there in 1934. He became managing director of the Palestine Office and of the Zionist Federation in Germany (1929–33) . From 1934 to 1954 Landauer was director of the Jewish Agency Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews, in which his main activities were the organization of aliyah, capital transfer, agricultural settlement, Youth Aliyah , and German reparations. He was a founder of Aliyah Hadashah, a party of the Mandate period consisting mainly of German immigrants, and a member of the Va'ad Le'ummi (1941–48) . ” EJ 2008 Subjects: Palestine - Pictorial works. Index and map in facsimile. Light soiling to rear cloth. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-14), Art2, zionism2, ger8. (ja)
Stock number:33474.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Young Judaea, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Wrappers. 12mo. 19 pages. 19 cm. First edition. 3 black and white illustrations depicting Judas’ leadership, 2 black and white contextual maps describing historic borders. Youth oriented pamphlet regarding the biblical history of Judas Maccabeus. Described internally as “one of a series of pamphlets on Jewish History, Zionism, and the Jewish Festivals. ” “Founded in 1909 Young Judaea drew its members from Jewish students. The original group was led by Emanuel Neumann. It formulated as its goals the advancement of the cause of Zionism; furthering the mental, moral, and physical development of Jewish youth; and the promotion of Jewish cultural ideas in accordance with Jewish tradition. It was affiliated with the Zionist Organization of America and published a journal, the Young Judaean, originally edited by Henrietta Szold . In 1940 it came under the jurisdiction of the American Zionist Youth Commission, a joint effort of Hadassah and the ZOA and in 1967 became the sole responsibility of Hadassah. The first settlers in Israel from the Young Judaea movement arrived during World War I, among them members of the Jewish Legion . At its peak of membership (1948) Young Judaea had over 30, 000 members, but along with other Zionist groups in the U. S. It suffered a decline in membership following the establishment of the State of Israel. Each year thousands of young people age 8–18 attend its clubs, conventions, activities, and six summer camps including Tel Yehudah, the movement's senior leadership camp in Barryville, New York. Its Year Course program, founded in 1956, brings more than 400 young people annually to Israel during a "gap year" between high school and college, for a 10-month program of study, community volunteering, and intense engagement with Israeli society. A variety of other programs involve visits to Israel for high school and college students. The Hamagshimim program is for college students up to age 30. In 1973 a group of its members founded kibbutz Keturah in the Aravah. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Judas Maccabeus. Zionism – Youth. Young Judaea. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. (Natl. Libr. Israel, HUC. ) Some light shelf wear and rubbing externally. Rubbing to pages 4 and 5, affecting text. Small horizontal margin tear, from front wrapper through page 8. Tear does not affect text. Text is clean and fresh. Good condition. (ZION-3-3), Nw1, zionism1, (hg)
Stock number:32373.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Wien; Phaidon-Verlag, 1927
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Original Cloth. 8vo. 318 pages. 23 cm. In German. 'From the pre-history of Zionism: the Jewish State project in the years 1695-1845'. Published under the auspices of the Executive of the World Zionist Organization (Exekutive der Zionistischen Weltorganisation) . A history of the texts and diplomatic projects and proposals relating to the foundations of the idea of the Jewish State, from Holger Paulli to Mendellsohn, Napoleon to Mordecai Noah, the Decembrists to the Crimea Project of 1841. Attractively bound and printed. The author, Nathan Michael Gelber (1891–1966) , was an Austrian historian and Zionist leader, the "first secretary of the Austrian Zionist Organization (1921–30) . In 1934 he immigrated to Palestine where, until his retirement in 1954, he worked in the Keren Hayesod head office in Jerusalem. " - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Zionism. Zionismus. Judentum. Zionismus. Inscribed by the author in Hebrew on the front-end page. There is a second inscription in German adjacent to the title page. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-7-33A), zionism6
Stock number:38108.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, N. Y. : American Representation of the General Jewish Workers' Union of Poland,, 1950-1989
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, aprox. 48 pages each issue. Monthly, originally beginning with No. 1 (Febru'ar 1941) . 25 cm. In Yiddish. Nrs. 110/111, 239, 240, 311/312 (70th birthday of the Bund, special issue), 317, 327, 384, 386, 387, 394, 395, 433, 435, 436, 476, 592/593, 1978 (Nrs. 10, 11/12) 1979 (Nr 12), 1987 (Nr. 10-"90 yor Bund" special issue). The monthly journal of the Bund in America, here providing its unique Polish Jewish Socialist anti-Zionist perspective. The General Jewish Labour Bund in Lithuania, Poland and Russia (Yiddish: ”algemeyner yidisher arbeter-bund in lite, poyln un rusland”), generally called The Bund or the Jewish Labour Bund, was a secular Jewish socialist party.... founded in Vilnius on October 7, 1897…..In 1917 the Polish part of the Bund, which dated to the times when Poland was a Russian territory, seceded from the Russian Bund and created a new Polish General Labor Bund which continued to operate in Poland in the years between the two world wars….The Bund sought to unite all Jewish workers in the Russian Empire into a united socialist party, and also to ally itself with the wider Russian social democratic movement to achieve a democratic and socialist Russia. The Russian Empire then included Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and most of present-day Poland, areas where the majority of the world's Jews then lived. They hoped to see the Jews achieve a legal minority status in Russia. Of all Jewish political parties of the time, the Bund was the most progressive regarding gender equality, with women making up more than one-third of all members. The Bund actively campaigned against anti-Semitism. It defended Jewish civil and cultural rights and rejected assimilation. However, the close promotion of Jewish sectional interests and support for the concept of Jewish national unity (klal yisrael) was prevented by the socialist universalism of the Bund. The Bund avoided any automatic solidarity with Jews of the middle and upper classes and generally rejected political cooperation with Jewish groups that held religious, Zionist or conservative views. Even the anthem of the Bund, known as "the oath" (di shvue in Yiddish), written in 1902 by Sh. An-ski, contained no explicit reference to Jews or Jewish suffering. At the heart of the vision of the future of the Bund was the idea that there is no contradiction between the national aspect on the one hand and the socialist aspect on the other. As a strictly secular organization, the Bund renounced the Holy Land and the sacred language (Hebrew) and chose to speak Yiddish….In its early years the Bund had remarkable success, gaining an estimated 30,000 members in 1903 and an estimated 40,000 supporters in 1906, making it the largest socialist group in the Russian Empire…. the Bund was a founding collective member at the RSDLP's first congress in Minsk in March 1898. For the next 5 years, the Bund was recognized as the sole representative of the Jewish workers in the RSDLP, although many Russian socialists of Jewish descent, especially outside of the Pale of Settlement, joined the RSDLP directly….The Bund generally sided with the party's Menshevik faction led by Julius Martov and against the Bolshevik faction led by Vladimir Lenin during the factional struggles in the run-up to the Russian Revolution of 1917….In the Polish areas of the [Russian] empire, the Bund was a leading force in the 1905 revolution. At that time the organization probably reached the height of its influence. It called for an improvement in living standards, a more democratic political system and the introduction of equal rights for Jews. At least in the early stages of the first Russian Revolution, the armed groups of the "Bund" were likely the strongest revolutionary force in Western Russia. During the following years, the Bund went into a period of decay….The Bund eventually came to strongly oppose Zionism, arguing that emigration to Palestine was a form of escapism. The Bund did not advocate separatism. Instead, it focused on culture, rather than a state or a place, as the glue of Jewish ‘nationalism.’ …. The Bund also promoted the use of Yiddish as a Jewish national language and to some extent opposed the Zionist project of reviving Hebrew. The Bund won converts mainly among Jewish artisans and workers, but also among the growing Jewish intelligentsia. It led a trade union movement of its own. It joined with the Poalei Zion (Labour Zionists) and other groups to form self-defense organisations to protect Jewish communities against pogroms and government troops. During the Russian Revolution of 1905 the Bund headed the revolutionary movement in the Jewish towns, particularly in Belarus and Ukraine…..In 1921, the Communist Bund [in the USSR] dissolved itself and its members sought admission to the Communist Party....Many former Bundists, like Mikhail Liber and David Petrovsky, perished during Stalin's purges in the 1930s. The Polish Bundists continued their activities until 1948. During the latter half of the 20th century the Bundist legacy was represented through the International Jewish Labor Bund, a federation of local Bundist groups around the world….Among the exiled Bundists who went on with Socialist politics in America was Baruch Charney Vladeck (1886–1938), elected to the New York Board of Aldermen as a Socialist in 1917…[and] 1937 [and] manager of The Jewish Daily Forward…Moishe Lewis (1888–1950)....the father of David Lewis (1909–1981), a leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada….David Dubinsky (1892–1982), though never formally a member of the party, had joined the bakers' union, which was controlled by the Bund, and was elected assistant secretary within the union by 1906…..He later became a member of the Socialist Party of America, helped found the American Labor Party in 1936 and was from 1932 till 1966 the leader of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union…..under the name Max Goldfarb, David Petrovsky (1886–1937) was a member of the Central Committee of the Jewish Socialist Federation of America, a member of the Socialist Party of America, and the labor editor of The Forward” (Wikipedia). All Good-Very Good Condition (Y-21-B) Price is per issue., YIDPER
Stock number:16329.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Bombay, 1933-1936
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. 4to. Later Blue Boards with Original Wrappers bound inside for each issue. A full run of the first 3 years of “The Jewish Tribune, ” from the year 1933 to 1936. 36 issues in total running about 1100 pages. Note that though these are consecutive they are marked as Volumes 1, 2, and 6. Includes a 1934 article titled, “The Holocaust in Germany, " an EXTREMELY early use of this term to describe the growing attacks on the Jews of Germany by the Nazis. This rare run of the first three years of Bombay’s first Zionist periodical is inscribed by Joseph Sargon, who worked as managing editor of the Jewish Tribune during the publication of these issues. “Born and educated in Bombay, Mr. Sargon came to the United States in 1939 (land lived in Brookline) after serving as managing editor of the Bombay Jewish Tribune for 13 years. During his world travels, he interviewed and wrote articles about Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru and other figures. …” (Boston Globe, 1990) The Bombay Tribune was established by the nephews of Nissim Elias Benjamin Ezra. “N. E. B. Ezra, was a Baghdadi Jewish publisher and Zionist based in Shanghai. He founded the Shanghai Zionist Association in 1903 and its official newspaper, Israel's Messenger, one of China's oldest and most sophisticated Jewish periodicals… Influenced by Ezra, his nephews started the newspaper Jewish Tribune in Bombay, India. ” (Wikipeida, 2017) These 36 issues of the Tribune include the 1st appearance of many articles and editorials from some of the leading Jewish thinkers from across the world including: NEB Ezra, Bernard S. Deutsch, Rabbi Julius J. Price, Haham Moses Gaster, Emanuel Neumann, Israel Cohen, Khan Bahadur Jackson B. Israel, Jl Magnes, Samuel Magnus, David Sassoon, Rabbi Leo Jung, Jl Landau, Rabbi Schlesinger, Laszlo Schwartz, Louis Golding, Jh Hertz (Then Chief Rabbi Of British Empire) , Jacob De Haas, Rabbi D. De Sola Pool, Edward Jacobs, Mrs. Israel Davidson, Lily Tobias, H. Pereira Mendez, Rabbi Benjamin Ouziel, and Cyrus Adler. Includes a few early reporting articles about Nazi Anti-Semitism, early reporting on the 1934 Nepal-Bihar Earthquake, and a few articles about Mahatma Gandhi, among other topics of Jewish and Zionist interest. Period Advertisements throughout. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Bookplate and Usual Markings. Inscribed by Sargon on the Front-End Page. Also includes Sargons’ Personal Bookplate/Nametag. Damp Stains throughout and pages are wavy. Some edgewear. Overall in good condition. (SEF-55-8B), Sef9, holo15 , 211
Stock number:38978.
$US 2000.00
Imprint: [New York] ; Aroysgegeben Fun Idish-Natsyonalen Arbayter Ferband Fun Amerika,, 1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 536 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to "Yiddish Congress in America. " Nachman Syrkin (18681924) was the first ideological leader of Socialist Zionism. Syrkin joined Hovevei Zion while a young man in Minsk. He was placed under arrest for several weeks, after which he went to London and then to Berlin (1888) , where he studied psychology and philosophy. In Berlin he was a founder of the Russian-Jewish Scientific Society, from whose ranks a number of Zionist leaders emerged. Syrkin participated in the First Zionist Congress in 1897, leading the few representatives of Socialist Zionism. In 1898, two years after the appearance of Herzl's "The Jewish State", he published an article in the Austrian Socialist monthly Deutsche Worte and enlarged it in the same year into a pamphlet "The Jewish Question and the Socialist Jewish State", in which he outlined for the first time the idea to which he adhered throughout his life: the realization of Zionism through cooperative mass settlement of the Jewish proletariat. In the press, as well as from the rostrum of the Zionist Congresses, Syrkin forcefully attacked the preponderance of "bourgeois and clerical" elements in the Zionist Organization, as well as Herzl's diplomatic overtures to "reactionary monarchs" (William II) and "tyrants" (Nicholas II) . His speeches often caused loud protests and even scandals in the Congress sessions" (EJ, 2007) . SUBJECTS: Jews -- United States. Jews. OCLC lists only 6 copies worldwide, with powerhouses such as Penn and Yale lacking copies. Ex-library no markings. Light soiling to wrapper with a two very small chips on bottom corners. Overall Very Good Condition. (YID-27-35)
Stock number:39269.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York, N. Y. : Avukah, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 19 pages ; 19 cm. Hitler-era program is addressed to “American students who are Jews, and who want to know what is their relation to society, and what is the bearing of the fact that they are Jews. ” Avukah was strongly associated with Louis Brandeis. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- United States -- Social conditions. Zionism. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Slight discoloration to cover. Small fold on back wrapper. Very clean. Inside pages in very good condition. (zion-10-52), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37890.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; New York Chapter Of Hadassah, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 7, [4], [1] pages. 25 cm. First edition. April, 1945 issue of Hadassah Highlights, Issued by the New York Chapter of Hadassah, 1860 Broadway, New York City. This issue is dedicated to the life of Henrietta Szold (December 31, 1860 – February 13, 1945) , with her portrait on front wraps. Contains announcements for group events, campaigns, news, and four page center list of “Hadassah's New members – February, 1945.” Subjects: Hadassah Highlights – New York Chapter – Serial publication. Henrietta Szold – In Memoriam – Hadassah. Jews - Societies, etc. - New York (State) - Periodicals. Jews - Charities - Periodicals. Women - Societies and clubs - Periodicals. None listed on OCLC. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-41)
Stock number:35808.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Hebrew Pub. Co., 1936
Binding: Hardcover
Later boards. 12mo 275, 32 pages, 12 cm. In Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. Includes vocalized Hebrew and Yiddish lyrics to popular Hebrew folk songs and Zionist anthems, while also including patriotic American songs in English. SUBJECTS: Hebrew poetry - Yiddish poetry - songs, zionist - folk songs, Hebrew, yiddish. Some repair done. Contents are good. Overall very good condition. (ZION2-1-15), zinoism6, yid3, zionism6
Stock number:40552.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; American Jewish Conference, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Staple bound leaves. 4to. 4 pages. 28 cm. First edition. No. 56, Dated April 6, 1945. Topics include UN and governmental decisions regarding Palestine, the death of former British Prime Minister Lloyd George, Russian and South African Jewish representatives to the Conference, and upcoming radio program related to the Conference. The “American Jewish Conference [was a] representative American organization established in 1943 at the initiative of B'nai B'rith to deal with the problems of Palestine and the European Holocaust. Originally composed of representatives of all major Jewish groups and delegates from local Jewish communities, the Conference was given direction from Zionist bodies which sought a pro-Zionist declaration by a body representing American Jewry as a whole. Such a declaration was overwhelmingly adopted at its New York assembly in August 1943. As a result, the American Jewish Committee seceded from the Conference. Nevertheless, the organization submitted a series of pro-Zionist statements to official national and international bodies and waged a public relations campaign until its dissolution in 1949.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Jews -- United States -- Politics and government -- Periodicals. American Jewish Conference. OCLC lists 7 libraries with partial or complete runs of this periodical. Pages lightly toned. Light shelf wear. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-109-54), Holo9, (hg) xoo
Stock number:32490.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, American Jewish Conference, 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 26 pages; 24 cm. The American Jewish Conference was an ad-hoc organization that formed to represent the American Jewish community as a whole on issues relating to Palestine and the status of Jews post World War II with representatives from 64 national Jewish membership organizations. Delegates “included both Zionist and non-Zionist groups, all major religious bodies-orthodox, conservative, and reform, the representatives of labor, fraternal, service and social organizations” from all fifty states. The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry was a British and American committee “tasked to examine political, economic and social conditions in Mandatory Palestine as they bear upon the problem of Jewish immigration and settlement” in Palestine “and the well-being of the peoples” who lived there (Wikipedia, 2016) . The American Jewish Conference states support for Jewish immigration and settlement in Palestine and provides a clear, step-by-step explanation of their decision referencing key resolutions and papers from the period. Includes appendix of the national organizations affiliated with the American Jewish Conference. SUBJECT(S) : Palestine, Jewish immigration, Zionism 1917-1948. OCLC lists 12 holdings worldwide. Previous owner’s tamp on the front cover and first page. Some pencil markings that do not obstruct text. Slight browning of pages. About Very Good- condition. (zion-11-6)
Stock number:37768.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Czernowitz: Birnbaum & Kohut,, 1910
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback.
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 336 pages ; 25 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Selected Writings On The Jewish Question. Part 1.” Includes only Volume 1 of 2. “Nathan Birnbaum (1864 – 1937) . (also known as ‘Mathias Acher’ and other pseudonyms) .. Was an Austrian writer and journalist, Jewish thinker and nationalist. His life had three main phases, representing a progression in his thinking: a Zionist phase (1883 – 1900) ; a Jewish cultural autonomy phase (1900 – 1914) which included the promotion of the Yiddish language; and religious phase (1914–1937) when he turned to Orthodox Judaism and became staunchly anti-Zionist…” (Wikipedia, 2017) SUBJECT(S) : Jews. Zionism. Spine is missing, and somewhat ironically the exposed binding shows a repurposed newspaper cartoon of Jewish men having an argument. Boards slightly worn. Includes full pages portrait of Birnbaum. A few markings throughout but overall about very good condition. (GER-59-30)
Stock number:38606.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Sharon, P. A. : [No Publisher], 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages, 23 cm. In English. "Political Zionism was led by Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau in Russia. This Zionist Organization approach espoused at the First Zionist Congress aimed at establishing for the Jewish people a publicly and legally assured home in Palestine, which among other items, included initial steps to obtain governmental grants from the established powers that controlled the area" (Wikipedia) . SUBJECTS: Zionism. OCLC Number: 173027842. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (HUC) . Back wrapper features a brilliant illustrated advertisement promoting the purchase of war bonds. Overall very good condition. Rare. (ZION2-2-49), zionism6
Stock number:41075.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: [Chicago]; Privately Published, 1933
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xx 423 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Each part preceded by leaf with half-title not included in the pagination (4 leaves) . Takes a cultural instead of chronological approach to history; bringing together the author’s opinions, descriptions of community issues, and examinations of events occuring throughout the later 19th and early 20th century. Introduction by Julian W. Mack, U. S. Judge and Zionist leader. Philip Bregstone was a “chicago lawyer, writer, and public official who was active in Jewish affairs and Zionist causes. […] Mr. Bregstone also organized Zionist groups in the Middle West and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to promote the idea of a Palestinian homeland for Jewish peoples. Meanwhile, he wrote many articles about literature and several books— ‘In Shturm von Leben’, which was published in Yiddish in 1924; ‘Chicago and Its Jews’, which was published in English 1933; and ‘Sins of Youth’, which was never published. Bregstone received much recognition during his lifetime for his literary efforts. He died on February 9, 1934 in Chicago. ” (Philip P. Bregstone Papers) Subjects: Jews -- Illinois --Chicago. Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Charities. Ex-library. Slight fraying to top and bottom of backstrip. Light wear to cloth. Very good condition. (AMR-41-45), Amr4, comhist2 (hg)
Stock number:31675.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: [Chicago]; Privately Published, 1933
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 8vo. Xx 423 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Each part preceded by leaf with half-title not included in the pagination (4 leaves) . Takes a cultural instead of chronological approach to history; bringing together the author’s opinions, descriptions of community issues, and examinations of events occuring throughout the later 19th and early 20th century. Introduction by Julian W. Mack, U. S. Judge and Zionist leader. Philip Bregstone was a “chicago lawyer, writer, and public official who was active in Jewish affairs and Zionist causes. […] Mr. Bregstone also organized Zionist groups in the Middle West and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to promote the idea of a Palestinian homeland for Jewish peoples. Meanwhile, he wrote many articles about literature and several books— ‘In Shturm von Leben’, which was published in Yiddish in 1924; ‘Chicago and Its Jews’, which was published in English 1933; and ‘Sins of Youth’, which was never published. Bregstone received much recognition during his lifetime for his literary efforts. He died on February 9, 1934 in Chicago. ” (Philip P. Bregstone Papers) Subjects: Jews -- Illinois --Chicago. Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Charities. Ex-library. Slight fraying to top and bottom of backstrip. Light wear to cloth. Very good condition. (AMR-41-45a), Amr4, comhist2 (hg)
Stock number:37380.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia; No Publisher (The Jewish Exponent?), 1936
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st seperate edition. Original Wrappers. 12mo. [6] pages. Written for the Jewish Exponent and reprinted from the Issue of July 3, 1936. A supportive review of “The Jews of Germany” by Marvin Lowenthal, written by Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen, whom was educated at the City College of New York, Colombia, and JTSA. He is remembered for having worked with Frank Lloyd Wright to build the synagogue for his congregation of Beth Sholom in North Philadelphia. Marvin Marx Lowenthal was born on October 6, 1890, in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He was an author, lecturer, traveler, and historian. At Harvard University, Lowenthal became a part of a tight-knit group of Zionists that included Louis Brandeis. In 1916, Brandeis asked Lowenthal to head the Zionist Bureau of the Pacific Coast in San Francisco. Lowenthal began working as its fundraiser until the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) moved to its New York office in 1919. In 1920, Lowenthal decided to abandon the ZOA to pursue a career as a full-time writer. “In 1936, Lowenthal published his most important and popular book, The Jews of Germany: A Story of Sixteen Centuries. In writing this book, he hoped to demonstrate that discrimination against Jews in Germany was not something that [only] became commonplace once Hitler took control. Lowenthal wanted to reach out to his readers and explain that if something was not done about the treatment of Jews in Europe that Jews would be doomed. Lowenthal followed the events in Germany closely and was disturbed by the passing of the Nuremberg Laws in September 1935, which stripped Jews of their citizenship in Germany and forbade Jews to marry non-Jewish citizens. Lowenthal was appalled by the treatment of Jews in Germany; Jews were forced to sit in the back of public buses, drink from different water fountains, and not allowed to use public restrooms. The book was painstaking for Lowenthal to write because of his love for Zionism and his determination to free Jews from discrimination in Europe. The Jews of Germany left Lowenthal exhausted. His book consisted of literary fragments, essay sketches, and writing plans, but no finished product materialized. It is in this book that his craftsmanship and urbanity of style appear at their best. ” (From Guide to the Papers of Marvin Lowenthal) Subjects: Jews - Germany – History. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (HUC) . Light soiling to front and back pages. Fold line down the center of all pages. Fresh and clean. Good + condition. (HOLO2-95-26), holo12, xoo
Stock number:35934.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Chicago: [No Publisher], 1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 4to. 19 pages and portrait, 31 cm. A brief biography of Chaim Weizmann featuring a beautiful pencil-drawn portrait inlaid. Chaim Azriel Weizmann was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as president of the Zionist Organization and later as the first president of Israel. He was elected on 16 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952 (Wikipedia) . SUBJECTS: Presidents -- Israel -- Biography. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide (OCLC: 5688212) . Wrappers are lightly edge worn. Small stamp on title page. (ZION2-2-31), zionism6
Stock number:40996.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: New York, 1927
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo. 5, 225, [2] pages. In English. Contents: The sermon. --Pastoral duties. --The religious school. --The child and the synagogue. --The synagogue center. --Administrative duties. --The rabbi as scholar and teacher. --The community-at-large. --The problem of chaplaincy. --The wife of the rabbi. SUBJECT (S) : Synagogues -- Administration and organization. Note(s) : Preface signed: Israel Goldstein, president New York Board of Jewish Ministers. Goldstein, (1896–1986) , was a U. S. Conservative rabbi and a Zionist. He was born in Philadelphia, received his Jewish education at Yeshiva Mishkan Israel and Gratz College, studying for a time at a ? Eder in Riga. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1914) and ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1918. He received his D. H. L. From the Seminary as well (1927) . In that year he was appointed rabbi of the prominent Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York, where he served until 1961. Begun in 1825, B'nai Jeshurun was one of the oldest congregations in New York and badly in need of revitalization. Goldstein instituted late Friday evening services, expanded its school and educational outreach, and began the community center directed by Louis Levitsky. During his four decades of leadership, he established B'nai Jeshurun as a respected and progressive congregation. An ardent Zionist, Goldstein was president of the Jewish National Fund of America (1933–43) , and vice president (1934–43) and president (1943–45) of the Zionist Organization of America, and enjoyed the reputation of an outstanding orator and administrator. (EJ, Staff) Ex library in very good condition (AMR-34-2), AMR4
Stock number:31489.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Jewish National Fund, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages, 21 cm. In English. A Holocaust-era JNF pamphlet promoting settlement of Palestine. Israel Goldstein (1896-1986) was a very well-known American-Israeli rabbi, writer, and Zionist leader. He was one of the founders of Brandeis University. From 1918 until his immigration to Israel in 1960, Israel Goldstein served as the rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York, the second oldest synagogue in the city. He was head of the New York Board of Rabbis (1928–30), the Jewish National Fund of America (1934-1943), the Zionist Organization of America (1943-1946), and American Jewish Congress (1952-1959), and helped found the National Conference of Christians and Jews. In 1945, he was a consultant to the U.S. delegation at the Founding Conference of the United Nations in San Francisco (Wikipedia, 2019) SUBJECTS: Land settlement - Palestine. OCLC: 10470938. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (HUC and UPenn). Very good condition. (ZION2-2-55-QXX), Zom holo
Stock number:41880.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Nyu York [New York]: Velt-Koordinir-Komitet fun "Bund" un kroyvishe Yidishe Sotsialistishe Organizatsyes, 1947-1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. 4to, Original Paper Wrappers, 8 pages each issue, 13 numbers in 12 separate issues, as published. In Yiddish. Title translates as “Bulletin of the Bund.” Complete run of this early post-Holocaust iteration the Bund’s monthly newsletter (also serving “Kindred Jewish Socilaist Organizations”), reflecting the concerns of it’s membership of secular Polish Holocaust survivors as well as pre-war immigrants to the US. Full of interesting articles including: Reports and declarations from the World Bund Conference in Brussels, including declarations on Antisemitism the workers’ movement, etc; The 1947 Socialist conference in Zurich; Bund activity in postwar-Poland, Belgium, Italy, France, Brazil, and Argentina; Jewish Socialists in Rumania; Bund Resolutions on the Camps; German Socialists and the Jewish Question; Professor Hirsh and Palestine; Discussion in the Bun on the Status of Palestine; On the Bundist Youth Movement in Poland; Special Camps; The Bulletin of the Bund [ie this periodical] in the [DP] Camps; “Five Years in the Warsaw Ghetto,’ by Bernard Goldshtein; Bundist Academy in the “Gan Eden” Camp in New York; A Memorial for the ‘Bund’ at the Congress of the French Socialists; etc. “The General Jewish Labour Bund in Lithuania, Poland and Russia (Yiddish: ‘algemeyner yidisher arbeter-bund in lite, poyln un rusland’), generally called The Bund or the Jewish Labour Bund, was a secular Jewish socialist party.... founded in Vilnius on October 7, 1897…..In 1917 the Polish part of the Bund, which dated to the times when Poland was a Russian territory, seceded from the Russian Bund and created a new Polish General Labor Bund which continued to operate in Poland in the years between the two world wars….The Bund sought to unite all Jewish workers in the Russian Empire into a united socialist party, and also to ally itself with the wider Russian social democratic movement to achieve a democratic and socialist Russia. The Russian Empire then included Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and most of present-day Poland, areas where the majority of the world's Jews then lived. They hoped to see the Jews achieve a legal minority status in Russia. Of all Jewish political parties of the time, the Bund was the most progressive regarding gender equality, with women making up more than one-third of all members. The Bund actively campaigned against anti-Semitism. It defended Jewish civil and cultural rights and rejected assimilation. However, the close promotion of Jewish sectional interests and support for the concept of Jewish national unity (klal yisrael) was prevented by the socialist universalism of the Bund. The Bund avoided any automatic solidarity with Jews of the middle and upper classes and generally rejected political cooperation with Jewish groups that held religious, Zionist or conservative views. Even the anthem of the Bund, known as "the oath" (di shvue in Yiddish), written in 1902 by Sh. An-ski, contained no explicit reference to Jews or Jewish suffering. At the heart of the vision of the future of the Bund was the idea that there is no contradiction between the national aspect on the one hand and the socialist aspect on the other. As a strictly secular organization, the Bund renounced the Holy Land and the sacred language (Hebrew) and chose to speak Yiddish….In its early years the Bund had remarkable success, gaining an estimated 30,000 members in 1903 and an estimated 40,000 supporters in 1906, making it the largest socialist group in the Russian Empire…. the Bund was a founding collective member at the RSDLP's first congress in Minsk in March 1898. For the next 5 years, the Bund was recognized as the sole representative of the Jewish workers in the RSDLP, although many Russian socialists of Jewish descent, especially outside of the Pale of Settlement, joined the RSDLP directly….The Bund generally sided with the party's Menshevik faction led by Julius Martov and against the Bolshevik faction led by Vladimir Lenin during the factional struggles in the run-up to the Russian Revolution of 1917….In the Polish areas of the [Russian] empire, the Bund was a leading force in the 1905 revolution. At that time the organization probably reached the height of its influence. It called for an improvement in living standards, a more democratic political system and the introduction of equal rights for Jews. At least in the early stages of the first Russian Revolution, the armed groups of the "Bund" were likely the strongest revolutionary force in Western Russia. During the following years, the Bund went into a period of decay….The Bund eventually came to strongly oppose Zionism, arguing that emigration to Palestine was a form of escapism. The Bund did not advocate separatism. Instead, it focused on culture, rather than a state or a place, as the glue of Jewish ‘nationalism.’ …. The Bund also promoted the use of Yiddish as a Jewish national language and to some extent opposed the Zionist project of reviving Hebrew. The Bund won converts mainly among Jewish artisans and workers, but also among the growing Jewish intelligentsia. It led a trade union movement of its own. It joined with the Poalei Zion (Labour Zionists) and other groups to form self-defense organisations to protect Jewish communities against pogroms and government troops. During the Russian Revolution of 1905 the Bund headed the revolutionary movement in the Jewish towns, particularly in Belarus and Ukraine…..In 1921, the Communist Bund [in the USSR] dissolved itself and its members sought admission to the Communist Party....Many former Bundists, like Mikhail Liber and David Petrovsky, perished during Stalin's purges in the 1930s. The Polish Bundists continued their activities until 1948. During the latter half of the 20th century the Bundist legacy was represented through the International Jewish Labor Bund, a federation of local Bundist groups around the world….Among the exiled Bundists who went on with Socialist politics in America was Baruch Charney Vladeck (1886–1938), elected to the New York Board of Aldermen as a Socialist in 1917…[and] 1937 [and] manager of The Jewish Daily Forward…Moishe Lewis (1888–1950)....the father of David Lewis (1909–1981), a leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada….David Dubinsky (1892–1982), though never formally a member of the party, had joined the bakers' union, which was controlled by the Bund, and was elected assistant secretary within the union by 1906…..He later became a member of the Socialist Party of America, helped found the American Labor Party in 1936 and was from 1932 till 1966 the leader of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union…..under the name Max Goldfarb, David Petrovsky (1886–1937) was a member of the Central Committee of the Jewish Socialist Federation of America, a member of the Socialist Party of America, and the labor editor of The Forward” (Wikipedia). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States -- Periodicals. Jewish socialists -- New York (State). Jewish labor unions. OCLC: 234327189. OCLC: 234327189. OCLC-Worldcat lists 6 holdings worldwide (NYPL, NLI, YIVO, Harvard, Yale, USHMM), though some listings may be for partial runs. Light wear, Very Good Condition. Rare and important complete set. (Yid-33-51), YIDPER1, holo17, amr7, rad1 yidrad1, yid3, 212, 214, 212
Stock number:41256.
$US 1200.00
Imprint: The Hague, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 12mo. 31 pages ; 18 cm. The first major solicitation for afforestation efforts in the Eretz Israel. “The JNF was founded at the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basel in 1901 with Theodor Herzl's support based on the proposal of a German Jewish mathematician, Zvi Hermann Schapira. Early land purchases were completed in Judea and the Lower Galilee. In 1909, the JNF played a central role in the founding of Tel Aviv. The establishment of the ‘Olive Tree Fund’ marked the beginning of Diaspora support of afforestation efforts…” (Wikipedia, 2016) “The statutes of the Olive Tree Fund, with Warburg as chairman, were drawn up in January 1905. At the Seventh Zionist Congress in that year, Warburg proposed that the olive groves be named the “Herzl Forest”; in 1906, he unleashed a vigorous propaganda campaign that stressed the association of the Olive Tree Fund with Herzl’s name…. ” (Penslar, 1991) With photographs throughout including a photo of Herzl and a photo of new forest plantations. SUBJECT(S) : Forests and forestry -- Palestine. OCLC lists 9 holdings worldwide. Some tears to wrappers and markings on title page but inside pages are clear. Overall in good+ condition. (zion-10-33)
Stock number:37867.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Hotsa'at Nehemyah Lin, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 58 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with transliteration. Collection of Hebrew songs, some composed by the editor. Abraham H. Friedman (1891-1939) “educator, author, and first director of the Bureau of Jewish Education, was born in Gorodok, Lithuania to Leah Friedland. He received a traditional yeshiva education. His family came to New York when he was 14, and he studied at the Isaac Elchanan Yeshiva in addition to public high school. Following graduation from Columbia University, Friedland helped establish the Natl. Hebrew School for Girls in New York in 1911, remaining there until 1920, when he became superintendent of the cleveland Hebrew Schools. In 1924, when the Bureau of Jewish Education was established to coordinate institutions offering Jewish education, Friedland became its first director, establishing teacher-training, youth clubs, children's theater, advanced Hebrew studies, and the Institute for Jewish Studies-building a network of 8 Hebrew and 5 religious schools, and an adult institute. An ardent Zionist, Friedland was criticized by those who believed he taught secular Jewish nationalism. In 1926, he declined an invitation to become director of the Jewish educational system in Palestine. Friedland was president of Cleveland Zionist District, Ohio Region of the Zionist Organization of America, Histadrut Ivrith, and Natl. Council of Jewish Education. Interested in aids to teach Hebrew to children, he wrote Torah-Li, Shiron, Sippurim Yofim, and coauthored Gilenu. He also wrote Sonettot; poetry, published as Shirim; and coauthored Hashvil with Rabbi Solomon Goldman. He translated Hebrew literature into English and English poets into Hebrew. ” (Encyclopedia of Cleveland History) Subjects: School song-books, Hebrew. Jewish school songbooks. OCLC lists 17 copies. Light edge wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-24), MUSIC1, AMR5. (JA) , zionism2
Stock number:33208.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv: Mitspeh, 1934
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 243 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Philosophy, Modern -- 20th century. Bergman, (1883– 1975) , was a philosopher. Bergman studied philosophy in Prague and Berlin. During his student days at Prague, he was a member of the Zionist student circle, Bar Kochba, and in 1903 began to publish articles on Zionist themes. During this period he came into contact with Martin Buber who had a lasting influence on him. From 1907 to 1919 Bergman was librarian at the University Library at Prague, except during World War I when he served in the Austrian army. In 1920 he emigrated to Palestine where he was the first director of the National and University Library, a position he held until 1935. He helped found the Histadrut ha-Ovedim and was elected a member of its executive council. (EJ, Rotenstriech) In good condition (heblit1-13), HEBLIT2, MX3, HEB2, rab7
Stock number:24822.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Los Angeles; Max Cohn, 1910
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Later Wraps. 8vo. VI, 201 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Scarce. Contents include: History of mysticism: the Mahatmas of the Essenes; The wonders of the original Mahatmas; Tales of Rabba Bar Barchana; Ghost stories of an unknown; Titus; The Miserere; Rabbi Ishmael; Spanish spoilation, or the Grand Inquisition; French frivolity; Jewish Trials in Germany; Education and Talmud. Naphtali Herz Imber (1856–1909) , “poet and author of 'Ha-Tikvah' ('The Hope') , the Zionist and later the Israel national anthem. He was born in Galicia where he received an intensive traditional but no secular education. Imber went to Palestine with Laurence Oliphant, a Christian Zionist whom he met in Constantinople in 1882 and whom he served as secretary and adviser on Jewish affairs in Palestine (1882–88) . In 1888, he returned to Europe but soon his restless nature took him back to the East and he wandered as far as Bombay. In India, as in Palestine, he was wooed by missionaries and was later accused of apostasy. Even Israel Zangwill, with whom he became friendly in London, believed that Imber converted to Christianity in order to escape starvation. Imber inspired the character of Melchizedek in Zangwill's novel Children of the Ghetto. In 1892 he went to the United States and traveled throughout the land. After a brief visit to London, he returned to America where he spent the rest of his life in squalor, misery, and alcoholism. Fortunately, the poet again found a patron; this time in the person of Judge Mayer Sulzberger, who gave him a monthly subvention. Imber's colorful personality attracted Amanda Katie, a Protestant physician of high intellect and of unusual charm. She converted to Judaism and married him, but after a brief interval of happiness, their marriage was dissolved. Tikvatenu (later changed to Ha-Tikvah) appeared in his first volume of poems Barkai ('Dawn') and is dated 'Jerusalem 1884.' In his second volume of poems, Barkai he-Hadash ('The New Dawn') , published in 1900 by his devoted brother Shemaryahu, there was a poem dedicated to his wife ('Shir ha-Shirim') . Imber published part of his biography in the Jewish Standard (London) , and it was republished by G. Yardeni-Agmon in D. Carpi (ed. ) , Ha-Hiyyonut (1970) , 357–462. In 1905, his Hebrew translation of Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was published under the title Ha-Kos ('The Cup') . Imber also translated some of his own poems into English and wrote several tracts in English on talmudic literature. ” EJ 2008. Subjects: Jewish legends. Jews – Folklore. Light soiling throughout, lightly worn edges, otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (SPEC-40-26), SPEC6, AMR5. (JA) zionism2
Stock number:33572.
$US 440.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Amanah., 1960.
Binding: Paperback
(FT) 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume one (of three) only. SUBJECT(S) : Faith (Judaism) . OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Kook (1865-1935) , born in Latvia, was a religious Zionist and the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi In Erez Israel. He was ordained a rabbi in 1888, serving in Zaumel, Bausk, and after migrating, in Jaffa. Stuck in Euope during WWI, Kook temporarily led a congregation in London and encouraged Zionist activity there; after the war he was made chief rabbi of Jerusalem. His devotion to Israel as a religious entity often brought him conflict with other Zionists, both secularists and other rabbis who held practical interests above religious ones. (Zinger, EJ) Ex library. Covers soiled, good condition. (RAB-21-12), Mx3, rab5, heb2
Stock number:21736.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Vilna : S. Valikovski., 1902.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 111 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism; Homiletical illustrations, Jewish. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Nissenbaum (1868-1942) "was a central figure in the Zionist movement, particularly among the Orthodox Jews. He used midrashic elements in his Zionist preachings and had a considerable influence on Orthodox Jews. In 1900 he settled in Warsaw and became a regular preacher in synagogues and other places. He was an active member of Mizrachi from its beginning, a member of the executive of the Polish Zionist Organization, and one of the heads of the Jewish National Fund. Beginning in 1889, Nissenbaum wrote many essays on current events, Zionism, and religious Zionism, as well as personal memories and several exegetical books. He was one of the editors of Ha-Zefirah, and after World War I, editor of Mizrachi's weekly in Poland. He edited a series of republished classical books in Jewish studies. The first explanatory pamphlet concerning the Jewish National Fund was written by him (1902) . During World War II he remained in the Warsaw ghetto and was murdered there. " (Kressel, EJ) Covers slightly bowed, binding a little loose, pages tanned with some chips and corners and edges, good- condition. (RAB-24-10), HEB1, zionism1
Stock number:20445.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim: Defus Salomon, 1933
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 36, 140, 4 pages, portrait, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish diaspora. Edition: Hotsa’ah hadashah u-metukenet ? Im hosafat toldot ha-mehaber; me-et ... Yehudah Leib ha-Kohen Fishman. Reines (1839-1915) was a “rabbi, one of the founders and first head of the Mizrachi movement. Born in Karolin, Belorussia, Reines studied at the Eishishok and Volozhin yeshivot and was ordained by leading rabbis. He served in the rabbinate in Shavkyany, Lithuania, from 1867; in Sventsyany, Vilna district, from 1869; and in Lida from 1885 until his death. Reines made a distinct contribution to rabbinic scholarship, introducing a new and almost modern methodology which was in contrast to the current system of pilpul. It was based upon a purely logical approach and was influenced by Maimonides’ Millot ha-Higgayyon; it is actually called “Higgayon”. In the introduction to his first major halakhic work, ? Otam Tokhnit he emphasized this new approach, as he did in his later works. The ? Otam Tokhnit made a great impression, especially in Western Europe where Jews were not accustomed to works on halakhah with a strictly logical approach that had been written by Eastern European scholars. He also applied his new approach in his homiletical books, which, like others of his works, went through a number of editions. Reines tried to introduce the spirit of the times in his public activities, without breaking with tradition, and founded a yeshivah in Sventsyany…He participated in the first Zionist Congresses and was very close to Herzl, but he opposed the cultural work of the Zionist movement for fear that it would encroach on the status of religion. In 1902 he convened a large conference of rabbis and Orthodox people in Vilna and as a result the Religious Zionist movement, Mizrachi, was formed. Reines was the recognized leader of the movement and the outstanding personality at its founding convention in Pressburg. Many Orthodox rabbis, especially from Hungary, protested the convening of the founding conference and were against Mizrachi altogether. Reines answered them very sharply, sparing not even the greatest among them. He also founded the first journal of Mizrachi, entitled Ha-Mizra? . His great attachment to Herzl found expression during the controversy over the Uganda Scheme, when he proved to be an enthusiastic supporter of the plan. Despite all his public activities, Reines continued to write. Only a small portion of his works were published, and the rest remain in manuscript. In Lida, he realized his greatest personal dream – the establishment of a modern yeshivah in which secular studies were taught side by side with traditional studies, all within the framework of the meticulous observation of tradition. The yeshivah was established in 1905 and achieved a distinguished reputation. Reines developed the educational principles of the yeshivah in the booklets Kol Ya’akov, Mishkenot Ya’akov, and others. Although the Mizrachi movement viewed the yeshivah as its own project, its maintenance rested on Reines’ shoulders. While the institution was developing, World War I broke out and the suffering that it brought affected Reines’ health. In the past few years some of his works have come out in new editions and in facsimile editions” (Kressel in EJ, 2007) . Hinge repair. Very good condition. (Heb-40-8), Ava, heb3, rab8
Stock number:27900.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Metro Music, 1927
Binding: Hardback
Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 30 cm. Second edition. Words in romanized Yiddish; full text in Yiddish on p. [4]. Front portrait of Bialik. Yiddish song by the famous poet Bialik. First published 1916. “Bialik composed his sea poems ('Yam lider') in Yiddish in 1908 and published them in a Zionist-oriented anthology just before his first visit to Eretz Yisrael in 1909. The small cycle of three pseudo-naive poems was defined by the poet as a translation from the prominent medieval poet Rabbi Yehuda Halevi. However, this cycle of poems is, in fact, a free adaptation of diverse motifs from Halevi, imbued with contemporary colours and revealing Bialik's intimate secrets. … Bialik wrote these Zionist poems ('Yam lider') in the language of the Jewish masses, telling his ideological adversaries in an indirect and subtle way that if he turns to the writing of poems in Yiddish, it is merely for ideological purposes, and not because he agrees with their credo. Indeed, the role of these poems in many Zionist circles has been long acknowledged. ” (Khulyot; Journal of Yiddish Research; No. 8 Winter 2003) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish -- United States. OCLC lists 5 copies of this edition. Institutional marks on wraps, light pencilling throughout, lightly soiled wraps, otherwise fresh. Good - condition. (MUSIC-3-40) Xx, Liturgy1, music1, yid1. (ja)
Stock number:33283.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Petah Tikvah; Sh. Z. Gisin,, 1922
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later cloth. 4to. XIV, 348, [127] pages. 28 cm. First edition. ‘Dreamer and Fighters: Paintings and Notes from the Life and Activity of the Creators of the New Jewish Yishuv in the Land of Israel, 1871-1921’; a collection of 59 vignettes of early Zionist pioneers (of the first and second Aliyah) ; an apparently important volume, it was distributed as a Zionist youth educational volume throughout the world, and was published subsequently in many editions from 1922 until the authors death in 1941. Poleskin was born in the Ukraine in 1886 and relocated to Palestine in 1905, he worked on some of the earliest kibbutzim, though found himself exiled to America during the first world war, and happened to write much of the book in the Dakotas of the United States; he returned to Palestine in 1920, and wrote as a overseas journalist for the Forverts; this volume includes an early monograph on the poet Bialik. Subjects: Jews - Palestine - Biography. Palestine - Biography. Jews - Biography. Zionists - Biography. OCLC lists 26 copies. Endpages and cloth soiled; title page torn down center, without text loss; otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (SPEC-36-59), SPEC6, ZIONISM1. (JA) cjh1
Stock number:32147.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York: International Pr., 1949
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 30 pages, 23 cm. Franz Katz was the Executive Director of the Brooklyn Zionist Region. He was active in Zionist activism prior to statehood and aided the delegation of the Jewish Agency for Palestine as a liaison to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. In August 1948, he travelled to Palestine and documented the most critical moments in Israel's history, writing about the lead up to independence for the Brooklyn Eagle. SUBJECTS: Israel. OCLC Number: 24731760. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Leo Baeck, USouthampton) . Very good condition. Rare. (ZION2-2-28), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40993.
$US 200.00
Imprint: London Keren Hayesod (Palestine Foundation Fund), 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 6 pages ; 19 cm. Holocaust-era imprint. “The Third War Appeal of the Keren Hayesod (Palestine Foundation Fund) for Ł250, 000.” “Keren haYesod was established at the World Zionist Conference held in London on July 7–24, 1920, to provide the Zionist movement with resources needed for the Jewish people to return to the Land of Israel. It came in response to the Balfour Declaration of 1917… Keren haYesod established fundraising organizations around the world. Early leaders included Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein and Ze’ev Jabotinsky. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) OCLC lists just 2 or 3 copies worldwide (Univ Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg, Harvard? ) . Slight wear. Paper Yellowing. Overall about very good condition. Scarce (zion-10-43), zion6, holo17
Stock number:37880.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London; Hendersons, 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 159 pages. 20 cm. First edition. A collection of articles, edited by Leon Simon, of articles by Shmarya Levin originally written in Hebrew and Yiddish and published in the American-Jewish press, translated by Nellia Straus and Philip Raskin. Contains numerous polemics on Hebrew, Yiddishists, Jewish Nationalism, assimilationists and anti-assimilationists, and Zionist philosophy and practice. Shmarya Levin (Shemaryahu; 1867–1935) , “Zionist leader, Hebrew and Yiddish author. Born in Svisloch, Belorussia, Levin joined Hibbat Zion in his youth, was one of Ahad Ha-Am's adherents, becoming a member of the Benei Moshe society. … A small selection of his articles appeared in English entitled Out of Bondage (1919) . ” - 2008 EJ. From the library of leading Jewish bibliographer Joshua Bloch, with laid in articles: two cut out Yiddish articles by Shmarya Levin, one english language review of this publiction (out of bondage) , and two more articles in English concerning the ideas of Levin on Moses Hess. Subjects: Zionism. Jews. Light soiling to outer edges. Jacket is missing portions in various spots; binding slightly bowed; otherwise very clean and fresh, pages uncut, never before read. Good condition in Fair jacket. (ZION-5-1)
Stock number:34733.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Berlin] [M. Poppenlauer], 1918
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 151 pages ; 23 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “The Rabbi, His Life and His Views. ” Jacob Samuel Zuri-Szezak (1884–1943) , lawyer, authority on Hebrew law, and author. Zuri, who was born in Poland, studied in France and Germany. After immigrating to Palestine after World War I, he lectured for a time at the Jerusalem Law School. In 1927 he moved to Paris and in 1931 to London. Zuri's single scholarly purpose was to introduce into the European study of Greek, Roman, and Islamic law the data of the Jewish legal tradition. He published most of his 31 works in Hebrew, because, as a Zionist, he hoped to lay the foundation for a system of legislation for the coming Jewish state. In his biographical studies and in his analysis of Jewish jurisprudence, Zuri distinguishes between two main currents in rabbinical methodology, the southern, characteristic of Judean scholars, and the northern, of Galilean scholars. These recur in Babylonian Sura and Nehardea-Pumbedita, respectively. Southern methodology seeks for the underlying unity of surface differences. In mishnaic study, a southerner will relate the view of an anonymous Mishnah to the total view held by a tannaitic authority or to an abstract legal principle. Northern methodology concentrates on concrete characteristics of cases and looks for fine individual differences. In mishnaic controversy, the northerner looks for an explanation of difference in the differing circumstances of specific cases. Zuri worked out these principles in, among others, the following works: Rab, sein Leben und seine Anschauungen (1918) ; Rabbi Akiva (Heb. , 1924) ; Rav Ashi (Heb. 1924) ; Tarbut ha-Deromim (1924) ; Toledot Darkhei ha-Limmud (1914) ; Toledot ha-Mishpat ha-Zibburi ha-Ivri (3 vols. 1931–34) ; and Tarbut ha-Deromim (1924) . Zuri made a substantial contribution to the study of talmudic history and law. Inscribed on title page. Stamped from the personal library of Rabbi HP Chajes, the Chief Rabbi of Vienna and Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Otherwise pages are clear. Slight toning. End page foxing. About Very good condition. (GER-58-60), Ger9, rab12
Stock number:38235.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, National Committee For Labor Israel., 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated blue and white paper wrappers with black-and-white photographs. 4to. 15 pages 28 cm. Important issue from just prior to statehood of this important Zionist photographic periodical, filled with black-and-white photographs, tables, maps, and articles. The Histadrut “was founded in December 1929 in Haifa to look out for the interests of Jewish workers...The Histadrut became one of the most powerful institutions in the state of Israel, a mainstay of the Labour Zionist movement and, aside from being a trade union, its state-building role made it the owner of a number of businesses and factories and, for a time, the largest employer in the country. Until Israel began moving away from a socialist economy, the Histadrut, along with the government, owned most of the economy” (Wikipedia 2017) . “Newspaper headlines report the sensational side of events in Palestine, but rarely the important things that happen daily. The Jewish State is being built by men and women with a single mind and single purpose, men and women of the Histadrut who stick to their task in fields and factories, who reluctantly take the gun in hand to ward off the enemy. HISTADRUT FOTO-NEWS will bring to American Jewry the story of Palestine in its proper perspective. Its heroes will be workers. Its drama will be the life of the pioneers who build not only new physical wonders but social and spiritual patterns that suit the rebirth of an ancient, civilized people. ” SUBJECT(S) : Labor and laboring classes, Israel, Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 holdings worldwide. Very Good Condition, a beautiful copy. (HOLO2-134-29A)
Stock number:40044.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, National Committee For Labor Israel., 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated blue and white paper wrappers with black-and-white photographs. 4to. 15 pages 28 cm. Important issue from just prior to statehood of this important Zionist photographic periodical, filled with black-and-white photographs, tables, maps, and articles. The Histadrut “was founded in December 1929 in Haifa to look out for the interests of Jewish workers...The Histadrut became one of the most powerful institutions in the state of Israel, a mainstay of the Labour Zionist movement and, aside from being a trade union, its state-building role made it the owner of a number of businesses and factories and, for a time, the largest employer in the country. Until Israel began moving away from a socialist economy, the Histadrut, along with the government, owned most of the economy” (Wikipedia 2017) . “Newspaper headlines report the sensational side of events in Palestine, but rarely the important things that happen daily. The Jewish State is being built by men and women with a single mind and single purpose, men and women of the Histadrut who stick to their task in fields and factories, who reluctantly take the gun in hand to ward off the enemy. HISTADRUT FOTO-NEWS will bring to American Jewry the story of Palestine in its proper perspective. Its heroes will be workers. Its drama will be the life of the pioneers who build not only new physical wonders but social and spiritual patterns that suit the rebirth of an ancient, civilized people. ” SUBJECT(S) : Labor and laboring classes, Israel, Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 holdings worldwide. Dampstain to lower left corner, otherwise Very Good Condition (HOLO2-134-29B)
Stock number:40045.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, National Committee For Labor Israel., 1948-1950
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated blue and white paper wrappers with black-and-white photographs. 4to. About 15 pages each; 28 cm. Statehood-era run of this important Zionist photographic periodical, including the issue from the month when Statehood was declared (May 1948), filled with hundreds of black-and-white photographs, tables, maps, and articles. Covers topics such as “Report on Latin America, ” “Youth that Saved a Nation, ” and “Way of the Mediator. ” The Histadrut “was founded in December 1929 in Haifa to look out for the interests of Jewish workers...The Histadrut became one of the most powerful institutions in the state of Israel, a mainstay of the Labour Zionist movement and, aside from being a trade union, its state-building role made it the owner of a number of businesses and factories and, for a time, the largest employer in the country. Until Israel began moving away from a socialist economy, the Histadrut, along with the government, owned most of the economy” (Wikipedia 2017) . “Newspaper headlines report the sensational side of events in Palestine, but rarely the important things that happen daily. The Jewish State is being built by men and women with a single mind and single purpose, men and women of the Histadrut who stick to their task in fields and factories, who reluctantly take the gun in hand to ward off the enemy. HISTADRUT FOTO-NEWS will bring to American Jewry the story of Palestine in its proper perspective. Its heroes will be workers. Its drama will be the life of the pioneers who build not only new physical wonders but social and spiritual patterns that suit the rebirth of an ancient, civilized people. ” SUBJECT(S) : Labor and laboring classes, Israel, Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 holdings worldwide. Overall, very good condition. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight rubbing and mild edgewear. Some issues have more significant edgewear and pencil markings. (HOLO2-134-29)
Stock number:38414.
$US 1200.00
Imprint: [Sao Paulo]; Organizacao Sionista Unificada Do Brasil, 1949
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 4to. 48 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In Portuguese. Published May, 1949, to commemorate the first anniversary of Israel Independence Day. 'Retrospective Exposition' of the struggle for a Zionist State and the Zionist movement in Brazil. Profusely illustrated throughout. Subjects: Israel - History. Israel - Relations - Brazil. Brazil. OCLC lists 1 copy (Harvard) . Scarce. Wraps soiled, bumped edges, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-6-45)
Stock number:35572.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: New York; Public Publ. Co., 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 151 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Introduction by Judge Julian Mack. Decorative border illustration at the bottom of each page. Essays on 'social zionism', 'a social commonwealth in palestine', 'jewish law and a sanhedrin', 'a jewish industrial army', 'zionist state and the land problems', 'a jewish commonwealth in zion', by Bernard Rosenblatt (1886-1969) : “In 1919 he accompanied Felix Frankfurter to the Versailles Peace Conference to assist his efforts to have a clause included in the Palestine Mandate opposing land speculation. He became a New York City magistrate in 1921 and was elected to the World Zionist Executive that same year. He floated the first Palestinian municipal bonds in the United States, the forerunner of the Israel Bond campaign. Mr. Rosenblatt served at various times as president of the Jewish National Fund and Keren Hayesod and was a vice president and honorary Secretary of the Zionist Organization of America. He was an officer of several Jewish business enterprises in Palestine and was the first president of the American Zion Commonwealth, a land purchasing and settlement agency he founded in 1915 which established the communities of Balfouria, Afule and Herzlia and the Haifa Bay Settlement in Palestine. ” - JTA Obituary, October 16, 1969. Subjects: Zionism. Jews - Politics and government. Jews - Social conditions. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ZION-4-43)
Stock number:36231.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; National Young Judea, 1949
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 4to. 20 pages. 28 cm. Revised edition. First published January 1948. “Revised January 1949.” Important early statehood document as the holiday was gaining a new meanting in the new Jewish state. Typewritten duplicated printing; wraps typeset, dated January 1948 (wraps re-used from original printing) . Prepared by Norman Schanin, for National Young Judaea, under the auspices of the American Zionist Youth Commission. Program manual for the celebration of Hamishah Asar B'Shevat; with a history of the origin and meaning of the holiday, its significance for American Jews, observing the holiday in a group, the trees of Israel, and games, crafts and projects for the classroom. Contains a one page bibliography at rear. "[I]n 1948 the Zionist dream of an independent State of Israel miraculously came to pass, and one of the first things the settlers did when they came back to their land was to plant trees and develop moshavim (collective farms) . Reforesting the land by planting trees during Tu B'Shevat eventually became national custom. Today Israeli schoolchildren plant trees in special ceremonies (neti'at etzim) . And people living the Disapora often donate money to plant trees in Israel through the services of the Jewish National Fund. Tu B'Shevat therefore resembles an 'Israeli Arbor Day' when trees are planted and the rebirth of the Jewish homeland is celebrated" (John Parsons, 2015) . Subjects: Tu bi-Shevat - Study and teaching. Jews - Education - United States. Jews - Education. Tu bi-Shevat - Study and teaching. United States. OCLC lists one copy of this edition (Harvard) , 3 of the 1948 edition, no others. Very Good condition. (ZION-7-32)
Stock number:35610.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: World Jewish Congress., July, 1955.
Binding: Paperback
4to. 15 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Warsaw (Poland) – history – Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943 – anniversaries, etc. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Brandeis Univ, Univ of Maryland-College Park, Hebrew Union College, Univ of Pennsylvania, UPenn Center for Judaic Studies) . Schwarzbart (1888-1961) was a Polish Zionist. He studied law in Cracow, and was politically active with Zionist organizations and publications there, including the student group Ha-Shahar. Later, he was a founder and chairman of the World Movement of General Zionists. In 1938, he was elected to the Polish government, but fled to Rumania when WWII began, and later to Paris and London, where he was part of the Polish government-in-exile. After the war, he moved to the United States, and led the administrative department of the World Jewish Congress. (Kressel, EJ) A little discolored around the edges, very good condition. (HOLO2-6-30), HOLO2
Stock number:20775.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Washington, D. C. : G. Silverstone,, 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. [37], 47 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 822. Important Anti-Reform, Pro-Zionist Orthodox tract, Title translates to “The Book of Choice Silver. ” Volumes 1 and 2 of 3, bound together. Rabbi Gedaliah (George) Silverstone was a popular American Orthodox homilist of the early 20th century, largely supporting himself on books of sermons such as this one. Silverstone, a fierce Orthodox polemicist and Zionist, begins this volume with a sermon “Against the Reform”, in response to the anti-Balfour Declaration that Reform rabbis had dispatched to Woodrow Wilson. SUBJECT(S) Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Very Good condition. (AMR-50-5B)
Stock number:37622.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Varsha [Warsaw]: Defus Y. Goldman, 1882
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Later boards. 8vo. 212 pages, 21 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to "A Global Hatred for a Global People: A History of Antisemitism. " A first edition of Nahum Sokolow's first published work, written in response to the pogroms that were being unleashed across the region and fueling the new Zionist movement, and published in Warsaw, the site of the 1881 Christmas Pogrom. In fact, “The term 'pogrom' became commonly used in English after a large-scale wave of anti-Jewish riots swept through south-western Imperial Russia (present-day Ukraine and Poland) from 1881 to 1884; during this time, more than 200 anti-Jewish events occurred in the Russian Empire, notably pogroms in Kiev, Warsaw and Odessa" (Wikipedia) . €śThe First Aliya followed pogroms in Russia in 1881-1882, with most of the olim (immigrants) coming from Eastern Europe…. Members of Hibbat Zion and Bilu, two early Zionist movements that were the mainstays of the First Aliya, defined their goal as 'the political, national, and spiritual resurrection of the Jewish people in Palestine'" (Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2019) . Sokolow (1859-1936) was a Zionist leader, author, and pioneer of Hebrew journalism. He was the first to translate Herzl's Altneuland into Hebrew, giving it the name Tel Aviv, which became the name of the first modern Hebrew-speaking city. SUBJECTS: Antisemitism -- History. OCLC: 457002328. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (YU, British Library) Binding repaired. Edgewear to margins of some pages. Contents very good. Very Rare and Very Important. (ZION2-2-1), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40889.
$US 2500.00
Imprint: 1966
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
New York, American Academy for Jewish Research.1966. Cloth. 8vo. 280 pages. Born in Warsaw, Netanyahu moved with his family to Tel Aviv in 1920. There he became active in the Zionist-Revisionist Party and its successor, the New Zionist Organization. From 1946 to 1948 he was a member of the American Zionist Emergency Council, under the leadership of Abba Hillel Silver. After the establishment of the State of Israel Netanyahu turned to his numerous scholarly interests in the field of Judaica. He was a professor at Dropsie College from 1957 to 1968, serving as chairman of its Department of Hebrew Language and Literature from 1962 to 1968. From 1968 he was professor of Hebraic studies at the University of Denver and in 1971 was appointed professor of Judaic studies and chairman of the Department of Semitic Languages at Cornell University. Netanyahu published numerous original studies in various fields of Jewish history and literature, including Don Isaac Abravanel (1953) , 19682) and The Marranos of Spain (1966) . (Martin A. Cohen in EJ) . His son Benjamin became Prime Minister of Israel. SUBJECT(S) : Marranos - Spain - Historiography; Rabbinical literature - History and criticism; Marranen. Inscribed by Natanyahu to Dr. Solomon Grayzel. Gilt lettering on spine. Ex-library with usual markings. Some white paint on spine. Binding tight and text clear. In Good condition. (SEF-5-16)., SEF1
Stock number:17904.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, United Palestine Appeal, 1926
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First Edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers in blue, orange, and white. 8vo. 32 pages; 24 cm. Cover title “Palestine, Land of Jewish Immigration and Colonization. ” Includes high quality photographs of Jewish farmers and immigrants in Palestine as well as passionate descriptions of the pioneers’ accomplishments and goals for the land. “Help the wanderer back to his own soil! ” The United Palestine Appeal (UPA) was created “to unify fundraising in America for a Jewish national homeland (Wikipedia, 2016) . Contributing organizations included the Zionist Organization of America, Keren Hayesod, Hadassah; Hebrew University; the Jewish National Fund, and Mizrachi Organization of America. Stephen S. Wise, renowned Rabbi, Zionist leader, and founder of the Free Synagogue, served as chairman of the organization. SUBJECT(S) : Colonization, Zionism, Jewish immigration. OCLC lists 4 holdings worldwide (JTS, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, HUC, Penn) . Slight browning of paper wrappers. One pencil marking that does not obstruct text. Very minimal wear. Good+ condition. (zion-11-10)
Stock number:37772.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York, American Christian Palestine Committee, 1947
Binding: Paperback
First separate edition. Original color paper wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages; 22cm. Dr. Carl Hermann Voss, a pro-Zionist Chrstian minister, succinctly answers 29 questions related to the topic of Palestine. Questions range from “Isn’t Palestine an Arab Country?” to “Aren’t Jews a Religion, Not a Nationality?” to “Why Don’t They Stay in Europe?” to “How Can Peace Be Brought to Palestine?” Written with a Zionist bent for a Christian audience, Voss answers most questions in favor of Jewish nationalism. “For the Arabs to permit a Jewish State in Palestine involves no sacrifice to the Arabs; on the contrary, it provides them with a progressive and democratic neighbor eager to create a joint future in which the hopes of both peoples may be realized.” Includes a Statement of Principles of the American Christian Palestine Committee in which the committee declares that their support for the Jewish People is rooted in Christian values of social justice. “During World War II, Dr. Voss founded and led the American Christian Palestine Committee. The group called for a Jewish national state to give refuge to survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. To that end, he became a vocal supporter of the partition of Palestine. Once Israel was established, he urged the United States to provide the aid that would enable the new state to absorb the many refugees then arriving. In his speeches, he took the position that Washington and the world were not doing enough (NYT, 1985). SUBJECT(S): Palestine, Jewish nationalism, Christianity. Based upon an article entitled ‘Questions and answers on the Palestine problem,’ which appeared in the September 1946 issue of ‘The Women’s Press.’ Minimal stains and folds. One light pencil mark that does not affect text. Original paper wrappers slightly torn. Good + condition. (zion-11-37)
Stock number:37816.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Nyu-York; Aroysgegebn Fun Poyele Tsiyen Palestina Komitet,, 1916-1917
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 4to. 190, [2] pages. 27 cm. First Yiddish edition. In Yiddish. Adaption from the Hebrew with the same title. Yizkor for fallen Fighters and Workers in Eretz Yisroel. Published in New York for the World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers, Po'alei Zion, Palestine Committee. Yiddish edition edited by David Ben-Gurion (1886–1973) , Zionist leader, Israeli statesman, first prime minister and defense minister of Israel; member of the First to Eighth Knessets. Bound in black cloth with gilt title, black endpages, two illustrated title pages, and dozens of illustrations throughout. Subjects: Jews - Biography. Zionists - Biography. Jewish-Arab relations - History - 1917-1948. Halutzim. Palestine - History - 1917-1948. World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers - Po'alei Zion; Palestine Committee. OCLC lists 23 copies. Minimal edgewear. Slight toning. Some rubbing. Ex-library markings. Very good condition. (SPEC-36-60A)
Stock number:38689.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Washington, D. C. : G. Silverstone,, 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. [37], 47 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 822. Important Anti-Reform, Pro-Zionist Orthodox tract, Title translates to “The Book of Choice Silver. ” Volumes 1 and 2 of 3, bound together. Rabbi Gedaliah (George) Silverstone was a popular American Orthodox homilist of the early 20th century, largely supporting himself on books of sermons such as this one. Silverstone, a fierce Orthodox polemicist and Zionist, begins this volume with a sermon “Against the Reform”, in response to the anti-Balfour Declaration that Reform rabbis had dispatched to Woodrow Wilson. SUBJECT(S) Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Slight yellowing. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise very good condition. (AMR-50-5)
Stock number:37463.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Yerushalem : M. Shiynkin, 1906
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Original paper wrappers bound in later boards. 8vo; 83, 23 [1] pages : maps, folded table ; 16 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Handbook for Knowing the Land of Israel. ” As the introduction states, this book was written for the purpose of teaching potential Jewish settlers about the physical Land of Israel. The author, David Trietsch (1870-1935) , was a German writer and among the first Zionist activists who fully believed in the absorptive capacity of Palestine. SUBJECTS: Guidebooks --Palestine -. Middle East -- Palestine. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Pages are chipped and brittle. Repair to spine and binding. Overall Fair Condition. (HEB-48-57)
Stock number:37128.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Theodore Herzel Foundation., 1956.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 174 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – United States; Zionism – United States. Very good condition. (AMR-18-17), AMR3
Stock number:18907.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 1920
Binding: Paperback
Frankfurt a. M. : J. Kauffmann, 1920. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 63 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Yeshiva Univ, Univ of Pennsylvania, Univ of Pennsylvania Ctr Judaic Studies, Jewish Nat & Univ, Die Deutsche nationalbibliothek) . Some slight bumping and chipping to edges. Ex-library with minimal markings. Rear cover shaken. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (GERA-12-3)., GER4
Stock number:17779.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, 1982
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo, 32 pages. Spiegel Lectures in European Jewish History ; 2. SUBJECT (S) : Jews, Germany, Politics and Government, Zionism. Internal pages are nice and clean; Very good condition. (SPEC23-31A), GER7, SPEC5, ZIONISM1, INBT, JA
Stock number:28152.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Jewish National Fund, 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 11 pages; 20cm. Holocaust-era speech by Judge Morris Rothenberg, President of the Jewish National Fund of America, about the Jewish immigration achievements since 1882 in Palestine as well as the goals for future purchase and cultivation of land. Sir John Hope-Simpson, Vice-President of the British Refugee Settlement Committee and author of the Hope Simpson Report, had declared in the 1930s that “all the all the available land was then already under cultivation and the rest comprised irreclaimable soil. The desperate needs of the Jewish people, the determination and ingenuity of the Yishuv have exploded this expert assertion. The Jewish population of Eretz Israel has more than doubled since that erroneous opinion was uttered and served as the basis for the White Paper of 1931, now lying in the waste basket of history. ” SUBJECT (S) : Palestine-20th century, Jewish immigration, land settlement. OCLC lists one holding worldwide (Harvard) . Some pencil markings and minimal staining on paper wrappers. Original paper wrappers good condition, pages very good condition. Scarce. (zion-11-18), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37911.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Prag, Jüdischen Kultusgemeinde In Prag, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Folio. Newspaper. Illustrated throughout. Includes many advertisements and numerous personal family announcements. Following the Kristallnacht pogroms of November 1938, Jewish life in Germany and Czechoslovakia was even further curtailed and all remaining Jewish newspapers were shut down by the government. In their place, the Nazi Party ordered the creation of a single, new Jewish newspaper, "Das Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt, " that would be directly under Gestapo control. It was published concurrently in Berlin, Vienna and Prague and was occupied to a large extent with announcing the ever-increasing number of anti-Semitic discriminations, orders and exclusions imposed by the Reich government. Over the course of its history, the editors of the Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt were Leo Kreindler (1938-42) and Willi Pless (1942-43) . The Berlin edition ran from the 23rd November, 1938 until the final issue of 4th June 1943. The Prague edition continued until 1945. In a ghoulish twist of Nazi irony, Gentiles were forbidden from reading the Jüdische Nachrichtenblatt yet the newspaper's targeted readership, the Jews, were literally hounded to their deaths by the very authorities who presided over the newspaper's ownership! See Reiner Burger, Von Goebbels Gnaden: "Jüdisches Nachrichtenblatt" 1938-1943 (2001) . A mixed collection of 102 issues from Berlin and Prague sold at auction in 2015 for 9225.00 USD. These issues were at one point bound, but the binding was at some point removed. The newsprint is brown and quite fragile, with edgwear and old dampstains, but there is generally little text loss, except to a few letters on the lower outer margins of the final 10 issues. Now housed in an acid-free sleeved portfolio, with each issue in a separate clear sleeve for easy protected viewing. Fair condition, but very rare, very important, and very powerful. (kh-5-47), Holo13, period1
Stock number:36443.
$US 2200.00
Imprint: London: Published By "the Zionist", 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First English edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 19 pages, 22 cm. In English. Translated into English by Leon Simon. One of Ahad Ha'am's most famous essays. In it, Ahad Ha'Am focuses on the historical figure and the biblical significance of Moses. Famous quotes from this essay are: "This Moses, I say, this man of old time, whose existence and character you are trying to elucidate, matters to nobody but scholars like you. Historical truth is that, and that alone, which reveals the forces that go to mould the social life of mankind. " SUBJECTS: Moses (Biblical leader) . OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide (OCLC: 19479557) . First published as part of the in the "Selected Essays by Ahad Ha-am. " Light Wear, Very Good Condition (BIBLE-19-10), zionism6
Stock number:41073.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: Tel-Aviv; Published By Lion The Printer For The Zionist Organization Youth Dept, 1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 198 pages. 17 cm. First edition. Number 11 in the Palestine pioneer library series. This work is a collection of commemorative writings on Jewish parachutists killed in the Second World War, published in Palestine in 1947; these seven individuals are memorialized in this remembrance of their heroic attempts to save Jews in Eastern Europe. With black and white photographic plates of the parachutists. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Jews. Jews - Biography. Institutional markings. Light wear to covers, backstrip has a small tear. Edges lightly bumped. Good condition. (HOLO2-95-10), HOLO8, wiv0512, EE2, ZIONISM1. (JA) more online
Stock number:29353.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Dept. of Torah Education and Culture in the Diaspora of the World Zionist Organization., 1963.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. Xvi, 232 pages. In English with some Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Talmud, Baba mez'ia – commentaries. SERIES: Popular Torah library. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-22-18), RAB4
Stock number:20501.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Washington, D. C. , Zionist Organization Of America, 1943
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 31 pages. In English. Much on the participation of Jews from Palestine in the Allied forces against the Axis. SUBJECT(S): World War, 1939-1945 -- Palestine. Jews -- Palestine. World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews. (HOLO2-8-1), Holo3, mx3, HOLO11 xoo
Stock number:23680.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Hechalutz Organization And Masada, Youth Zionist Organization Of America, 1938-1939
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 7 pages per volume. In English and transliterated Hebrew. Hechalutz Movement was born out of the Hovevei Zion movement and sought to instill the pioneering spirit in Jewish youth around the world so they could effectively settle the Land of Israel. Contents: No. 2 Shepherd songs: Hinne achal'la bachalili (Lo I play upon my flute) / arranged by Paul Dessau. Ale giva (Atop a hill in Galilee) / arranged by Paul Dessau --no. 3. The builders: Brings the bricks (Havu L'venim) / arranged by Kurt Weill. Day after day) Gam hayom) / arranged by Darius Milhaud -- no. 4. Songs in summer time: Avatiach (A watermelon) / arranged by Ernst Toch. Salenu al ktefenu (Our baskets on our shoulders) / arranged by Stefan Wolpe. Hashkediya porachat (The almond tree is blooming) / arranged by Menashe Rabinovitz. Tel Aviv / arranged by Stefan Wolpe no. 6. Children's songs: Mi yivneh (Who will build) / arranged by Lazare Saminsky. Tapuach zahav (An orange) / arranged by Ernst Toch. Dunam po (A dunam here) / arranged by Frederick Jacobi. SUBJECTS: folks songs, Jewish. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Some wear to paper wrappers, otherwise Good Condition. (MUSIC-5-43)
Stock number:36693.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York, N. Y. ; Ichud Habonim Labor Zionist Youth, [197?]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 152 pages. 25 cm. Presumed first edition, no date. Collection of biographies, historical and literary selections, on Jewish women. Contents: Women in the Bible; Women in the Talmud; Sketches from Early History; Entering the Modern World (with selections from Bertha Meyer and Gluckel of Hamelin) ; Just Yesterday (selections from Pauline Wengeroff, H. N. Bialik, Hannah Senesh, Henrietta Szold, Zivia Lubetkin) ; Women in Palestine (Golda Meir, Dvora Dayan, Ada Maimon) ; Women in Kibbutz (Muki Tsur, Yonina Talmon, Yonah Golan) ; Women Today (Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, Andre Chouraqui, Judy Groner, Shulamit Aloni, Zina Smith Blau) . Contains Sephardic folk songs, holocaust memoirs, Israeli feminist theory, 18th century Salons, etc. Subjects: Jewish women. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (WOMEN-2-9)
Stock number:35772.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Dept. For Torah Education And Culture Of The World Zionist Organization, 1970
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Envelop. 64 loose plates in envelop with printed captions ; 25 X 17 CM pages. Photos are about 16 X 12 CM. Photographs are reproduced from the book “Holy Arks and Ritual Appurtenances from Italy in Israel” by Shlomah Umberto Nahon published in the same year. SUBJECT (S) : Ark of the law. Jewish art and symbolism. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional stamp/markings on envelope. Envelope has a few tears. Photographs themselves are in very good condition. (SPEC-43-9), it1, art2
Stock number:38091.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Deptartment For Torah Education And Culture In The Diaspora Of The World Zionist Organisation, 1955
Softcover, 8vo, 44, 12 pages, 22 cm. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Biography. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Book plate on front inside cover. Wear to binding. Some pages have pencil markings. Good condition. (Rab-51-1), Rab6, mx3
Stock number:24802.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Deptartment For Torah Education And Culture In The Diaspora Of The World Zionist Organisation, 1955
Softcover, 8vo, 44, 12 pages, 22 cm. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Biography. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Book plate on front inside cover. Wear to binding. Some pages have pencil markings. Good condition. (Rab-51-1), Heb2, rab7, spec3
Stock number:25841.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: American Zionist Emergency Council, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrapper. 8vo. 84 pages, 19cm. In English. With military abbreviations and glossary of Hebrew terms. The author was the senior Jewish chaplain to the Eighth Army. SUBJECT (S) : World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945 -- Palestine. World War, 1939-1945 -- Middle East. Cover soil. Very good condition. (BR-4-1), inbt ae, zionism5 xoo
Stock number:15324.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Published For Southeastern Region, Zionist Organization Of America By Bloch Pub. Co., 1963.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo. 224 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : May, Mortimer, b. 1892; Holocaust, Jewish, 1939-1945; Zionism - United States. Inscribed by May. Has torn and chipped dust jacket. Covers worn at corners, good condition. (MX-21-29), MX3, holo4, zionism1
Stock number:23908.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Education Dept. , Zionist Organization Of America, 1937
Binding: Paperback
First separate edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages; 25 cm. Hitler-era exploration of how Zionism works as a solution to the major problems facing Jews in the modern world. Milton Steinberg was “an American rabbi, philosopher, theologian and author” who served as the pulpit rabbi at Park Avenue Synagogue and wrote several books including As a Driven Leaf (1939) (Wikipedia, 2016) . “For any Jew who is concerned with assistance to his fellow-Jews abroad, for any Jew who wants himself and his children to live as Jews and to enjoy the experience, Palestine is simultaneously a cause, an adventure, a necessity and a hope. ” Reprinted from Proceedings, National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. No. 6 in the Education Series. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism, Jewish life, Palestine. Very Good Condition (zion-12-54), zionism6, holo17, xoo
Stock number:40515.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, American Zionist Youth Foundation, 1970
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 138 pages. A compilation of readings on the Holocaust designed for use by youth leaders. Illustrated with sketches and photographs. Ex-lib with usual markings. Very good condition. (H-33), HOLO8, CDS,
Stock number:28016.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: American Zionist Emergency Council, BY Arrangement With V. Gollancz, London., American Zionist Emergency Council, 1945.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Later brown boards. 8vo. 84 pages; 20 cm. Photo cover. With military abbreviations and glossary of Hebrew terms. The author was the senior Jewish chaplain to the Eighth Army. SUBJECT (S) : World War, 1939-1945 – participation, Jewish; World War, 1939-1945 – Palestine; World War, 1939-1945 – Middle East. Ex library markings. Minimal pencil markings that minimally affect text. Slight browning to pages. Very good condition. (MX-2-15A)
Stock number:38180.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Warsaw: Hashomer Hatzair, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original photographic paper wrappers, 4to, 44 + [1] pages. Ha-Shomer ha-Za'ir newspaper, special issue for the twenty-fifth Jubilee, 1913-1938. Beautiful modernist design, both in font and use of photos, which appear throughout. The bi-weekly began in 1927 and ceased publication in 1939. SUBJECT (S) : Labor Zionists -- Poland -- Periodicals. Labor Zionists. OCLC appears to list 4 holdings of at least one issue (NYPL, Stanford, YIVO, OSU) , with unclear issue runs. Heavy wear to wrappers, but no loss of text, paper inside shows toning, as expected, but paper and internal binding remain solid ant strong. Good Condition Thus. (KH-9-12), zionism6, modern, 215, 215i
Stock number:40793.
$US 225.00
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Imprint: Buenos Aires: Kium, 1956
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 8vo. , 260 pages. In Yiddish. “With the Second Aliyah (Memoirs) ”. Added title in Spanish: Con La Segunda “Alia” (Memorias) . Ben-Zvi (Shimshelevich) , Izhak (1884–1963) , was a “Labor leader in the Yishuv, historian, Israeli politician, second president of the State of Israel; member of the First and Second Knessets. Ben-Zvi was born in Poltava, Ukraine, the eldest son of ? Evi Shimshelevich. He visited Ere? Israel for the first time in 1904 for a period of two months. He entered the University of Kiev in 1905, but studies were interrupted due to a general strike....Ben-Zvi settled in Ere? Israel at the beginning of 1907. In the same year he was a Po'alei Zion delegate from Ere? Israel to the Eighth Zionist Congress held in The Hague. He participated in the founding of the Bar Giora organization in Jaffa in 1907, and in 1909 of Ha-Shomer , along with Rahel Yanait (Ben-Zvi) , who had settled in Ere? Israel in 1908, and was to become his wife in 1918...In 1910 Ben-Zvi, together with Ra? El Yanait, Ze'ev Ashur, and others, founded the first Hebrew socialist periodical in Ere? Israel, A? Dut ("Unity") . Upon the outbreak of World War I, Ben-Zvi interrupted his studies at the University of Constantinople and returned to Ere? Israel. During the persecution of Jews by Jamal Pasha, the Ottoman governor, A? Dut was closed down, and Ben-Zvi, together with David Ben-Gurion, was imprisoned. They were both deported, and eventually made their way to New York. There they founded in 1915 the He-? Alutz movement of America...After the establishment of the State of Israel, Ben-Zvi was elected as a Mapai member to the First and Second Knessets. Upon the death of President Chaim Weizmann in 1952, he was elected president of the State. He was elected to a second term in 1957, and to a third term in 1962. He died in office on April 23, 1963...Ben-Zvi headed the Institute for the Study of Oriental Jewish Communities in the Middle East, which he founded in 1948, and which was renamed the Ben-Zvi Institute in 1952. His research on the history of the people of Israel was a lifelong endeavor. The scholarly works that he published were devoted mainly to research on communities and sects (such as the Samaritans, Karaites, Shabbateans, Jewish communities in Asia and Africa, the mountain Jews, and others) and to the geography of Ere? Israel, its ancient populations, its antiquities, and its traditions. He was also a prolific journalist, publishing articles under his own name as well as under various pseudonyms” (Shazar, EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (YID-17-2), YID1, ZIONISM1
Stock number:30892.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Avukah, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1940-1945) First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 3 pages; 21 cm. A short Holocuast-era pamphlet describing how Avukah, in all its various chapters and fellowships, can help improve the situation of the Jewish people worldwide. “Political action includes participation in the fight against fascism. Avukah does anti-Nazi work in connection with the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League. This includes investigation work and distribution of material. ” Avukah was a Zionist youth movement with strong ties to Louis D. Brandeis. Divided into various sections including “Jewish Community, ” “Zionist Work, ” and “Chapter Cooperatives. ” SUBJECT(S) : Jewish youth, Zionism. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight toning and a few tears. Crease from being folded in half. Good + condition. Rare. (zion-12-60), holo17, zoinism6 xoo
Stock number:37948.
$US 145.00
Imprint: [Merhavyah]; Hotsaat Ha-Kibuts Ha-Artsi Ha-Shomer Ha-Tsair,, 1940
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 185 pages. 21 cm. First Hebrew edition. Translated from the German by Avraham Kohen. Translation of Die Nationalita¨tenfrage und die Sozialdemokratie. A translation of the Austrian Socialist Otto Bauer's first book, The Nationalities Question and Social Democracy (first published 1907) , an extremely influential work on the position of national minorities and the necessity for cultural-national autonomy; written specifically for the conditions of the national minorities and the need for socialism in the Austro-Hungarian empire, this work immediately impacted the debates in the Russian and Polish socialist milieu, and, especially, in the General Jewish Labor Bund and the socialist zionist milieu (rather, the debates with the Bund and socialist zionist milieu created many of the major theoretical distinctions which Bauer drew upon) . Lenin extensively criticized this work, and Stalin's work on the National Question is essentially a polemic with all the major ideas put forth in Baeur's text; the debates would immensely impact the conceptions of language, autonomy, and the various ethnically based republics of the soviet union. In Palestine and Israel, the concepts put into place by Baeur were one of the major touchstones for the argument for a binational state argued by Hashomer Hatzair. In the series: Sifriyat Poa´lim; kerekh 11. Bound in original cloth and decorative boards, with decorative gilt, blue endpages, and red and black ink title page. Subjects: Nationalities – Socialism. Hashomer Hatzair – Palestine – Socialism. Otto Baeur – Marxism – Translations into Hebrew. Oclc lists 6 copies. Pages yellowed and brittle, rubbing to edge of boards, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (SPEC-39-47), Spec6, heb3, zionism1. (ja)
Stock number:32958.
$US 100.00
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Binding: Hardback
New Delhi, Northern Book Centre, 2002 . Cloth, 23 cm, vi, 126 pages. Contents include: Introduction. 1. Gandhi and the Zionists (including C. F. Andrews and the Jews) . 2. The Jews of India. 3. Art. 4. From the archives. Indo-Judaic Studies has been gathering momentum ever since India and Israel established full diplomatic relations some ten years ago. This book is an important historical contribution to the subject as it contains hitherto unpublished material gleaned mainly from public and private archives in India and Israel. The author presents Mahatma Gandhi and C. F. Andrews in a new light. He traces the "lost" periods of the Bene Israel sojourn in India: their early settlement; the medieval and Moghul periods; and their heyday under the Marathas. The section on art deals with a fabulous collection that contains Indian miniatures and manuscripts taken by Nadir Shah when he took the Koh-i-noor and the Peacock throne. The diary kept by the Zionist emissary to India in 1936, Dr. Olsvanger, is published in full in English translation together with his correspondence with Pandit Nehru. The reader is introduced to the papers of Hermann Kallenbach, Gandhi's soul friend, and gets a peep into Indian and Israeli archives with one document going back to 1826." ISBN: 8172111312 . Very good condition in very good jacket. (SEF-27-12), mx3, sef4, comhist2a, sef8a
Stock number:11166.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Nyu-York: Kadimah,, 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original boards. 12mo. 132 pages. 16cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to "When will they Speak Hebrew?" Ben-Yehuda (1858–1922), “Hebrew writer and lexicographer, generally considered the father of modern Hebrew, and one of the first active Zionist leaders. Born Eliezer Yizhak Perelman in Luzhky, Lithuania, he officially adopted the pseudonym Ben-Yehuda, which he had previously used in his literary activities, when he went to Palestine. … The Ben-Yehuda household thus was the first Hebrew-speaking home established in Palestine, and his first son, Ben-Zion (later called Ithamar Ben-Avi), the first modern Hebrew-speaking child. ” - EJ 2008. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language. Lightly faded boards. Otherwise Very Good Condition. (HEBLIT1-1)
Stock number:38178.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim; Y. M. Solomon, 1883
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Cloth. 12mo. [9], 96 pages. 18 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Helek Rishon (no more published) . One of the first Hebrew books published on the geography of Eretz Israel. Written by Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858–1922) , “Hebrew writer and lexicographer, generally considered the father of modern Hebrew, and one of the first active Zionist leaders. Born Eliezer Yizhak Perelman in Luzhky, Lithuania, he officially adopted the pseudonym Ben-Yehuda, which he had previously used in his literary activities, when he went to Palestine. … The Ben-Yehuda household thus was the first Hebrew-speaking home established in Palestine, and his first son, Ben-Zion (later called Ithamar Ben-Avi) , the first modern Hebrew-speaking child. ” - EJ 2008. S. HaLevi 413. A damaged copy sold at auction in 2014 for over USD 550. Subjects: Physical geography - Palestine. Physical geography. Middle East - Palestine. OCLC lists 10 copies. Later boards bowed, first and last pages aged; light soiling and foxing to edges throughout, overall clean. Good + condition. (ZION-8-10), Zionism2, spec6. (ja)
Stock number:35652.
$US 500.00
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Imprint: Krakow (Poland) ; Druck Und Verlag Von Josef Fischer, 1903
Binding: Hardcover
Period Cloth. 8vo. 99 pages. 23 cm. First complete edition. In Hebrew. Old Songs. The “biographical novel Shirim Attikim ('Old Songs') , the finished version of which appeared posthumously in Cracow in 1903.” - EJ 2008. Selections first appeared in Ru'ah ha-Zeman: “From 1891 to 1893 Braudes resided in Cracow, editing a weekly which appeared under the names Ha-Zeman and Ru'ah ha-Zeman in alternate weeks, to avoid paying the duty levied on a weekly. ” - EJ 2008. Reuben Asher Braudes (1850–1902) , “Hebrew author. Active in various East European cities, including Vilna (his place of birth) , Lvov, Kraków, Bucharest, and Odessa, and ultimately (after 1896) in Vienna, Re’uven Braudes edited Hebrew and Yiddish periodicals and wrote essays and articles, but is best known as the author of short stories and novels that earned him a reputation as one of the outstanding maskilic Hebrew writers of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe. … Shirim ‘atikim (Old Songs; 1890–1891) raises [the] dilemma: Palestine or America? The book’s heroes, Naftali and Shim‘on, have opposing answers to this question. Naftali, a maskil of the old school, fears that 'religion' will control 'life' in the Holy Land and prefers America, which he considers the symbol of freedom and tolerance. However, the American Dream fails him; in the end he chooses to live in Palestine, but it is too late. ” - Yivo Encyclopedia. Contains the library stamps of the 'Montreal Zionist Society' and the 'Baron de Hirsch Library of Montreal'. Subjects: Hebrew Literature. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light soiling to cloth, institutional stamps on endpages and title page, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-6-2)
Stock number:35526.
$US 150.00
Binding: Paperback
Cincinnati: 1952. Paper Wrappers, 8vo. 15 pages. An address delivered at the founders' day exercises of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, March 29, 1952. Brickner was a youthful orator in the Zionist circles of New York's Lower East Side. He was later the president of the Toronto Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the editor of the Canadian Jewish Review. After moving to Cincinnati in 1925 he lead a congregation and later became president of the Cleveland Bureau of Jewish Education and continued his Zionist activities (Temkin, EJ) . OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Covers are slightly faded in places. Otherwise in very good condition. (AMRN-6-2) . Scarce., AMR1
Stock number:17163.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin : Schocken Verlag., 1933.
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 83 pages. In German and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Isaiah. SERIES: Bücherei des Schocken Verlags ; ; 1. Buber (1878-1965) was a philosopher born in Vienna, and studied at the university there, as well as in Leipzig, Zürich, and Berlin. In the years before the rise of Nazism, he was a professor of religion at the University of Frankfort. He joined the Zionist movement in 1898 and was a delegate at the Third Zionist Congress a year later, where he emphasized education over propaganda. Later on, he would support the idea that Zionism “should address itself also to the needs of the Arabs, ” and held that opinion even while the groups were at war. In 1938 he moved to Palestine, where he was a professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University until 1951. (Bergman, EJ) Backstrip missing, as usually found, Good condition. (GER-29-23)xx, GER6, bible1
Stock number:20398.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Yerushalayim; Mosad Shelomoh Meir, Makhon Le-Made Ha-Yahadut, Milano, 1967
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 8vo. 319, 160 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and Italian. Housed in original paper case. Writings in Memory of Leone Carpi. With dozens of facsimile letters and illustrations, and frontispiece portrait of Leone Carpi (1887–1964) ; “Italian Zionist leader. Carpi was born in Rome from ancient Jewish family deeply involved in the Italian National Revival (so-called Risorgimento) and graduated in law from the University of Rome and in philosophy from the University of Padua. During World War I he served in the Italian army in the artillery corps and was decorated. After the war he became an active Zionist, working mainly in Milan. Carpi was one of the first Italian Jews to join the Revisionist movement (1925) and was its leader in Italy from 1928. He edited the Italian Revisionist organ L'Idea Sionistica. Carpi was the guiding spirit behind the founding of the Betar naval school at Civitavecchia in 1934, and helped organize ‘illegal’ immigration to Palestine from the Italian coast. In 1956 he settled in Jerusalem. He died there in 1964.” (Ej 2008) . Collection contains letters from Carpi to Jabotinski. Subjects: Jews - Italy. Carpi, Leone. Light wear to jacket, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (CJH-1-9), CJH1, IT1, ZIONISM1. (JA) sef7
Stock number:32271.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Vienna: Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, 1933. Cloth; royal 8vo. Lvi, 308, 300+ pages. Title page in Hebrew on verso. Frontispiece mounted photograph of Chajes. In German and Hebrew. Series: Veröffentlichungen der Alexander Kohut memorial foundation, bd. VII. A memorial volume prepared by a committee of friends; prefatory note signed by V. Aptowitzer and A. Z. Schwartz for the committee. Chajes was a rabbi, scholar, and author. "During his nine years of office in Vienna, the second largest community in Europe, Chajes was the undisputed spiritual leader of Austrian Jewry, though his Zionist views were unpopular with the wealthy and comfortable assimilationists, and his liberal scholarship as well as his Zionism antagonized most of the Orthodox. But his influence on the younger generation was considerable. In time he was recognized as one of the leading men in world Jewry. A fine orator and a charismatic personality, Chajes greatly impressed his audiences with his sermons and speeches beginning with his first address as chief rabbi of Vienna, in which he made his Zionist confession of faith. In his charitable activities he was much helped by his friendship with some American Jewish leaders, and he visited the United States twice. Chajes took a great interest in Jewish education, founding or reviving two Jewish elementary schools, a high school (which after his death was given his name) , the religious teachers' seminary, and in particular, a Hebrew paedagogium, of which he was director and where he taught Bible. He also served on the board of the Jewish Theological Seminary. " (Salo W. Baron, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature. Chajes, Hirsch Perez, 1876-1927. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Interior in very good+ condition. (GER-42-48), GER8
Stock number:16059.
$US 300.00
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Imprint: New York; Rozenberg, 1915
Binding: Hardback
Original cloth, 8vo. 102 pages. 23cm. In Hebrew. Deinard 748. Goldman 769: “Coblenz served as the rabbi of Adath Chevrah Kadisha of Brooklyn. He was involved in Zionist activities and he delivered addresses before a Zionist convention in Scranton in Iyyar 1905 and before a Mizrahi convention in Altona (Germany? ) in 5668 [1908]. ” This work “contains homilies, speeches and notes on prozbul” as well as an “address at a gathering for R. Dr. Meir Hildesheimer and R. Aaron Wolkin, who visited America in the winter of 5674 [1914] on behalf of Agudath Israel. ” It also includes “a sermon on R. Emil Hirsch and a Reform convention in New York. ” Title page is stamped “Copyright 1915 by S. Coblenz. ” Bound in brown cloth with gilt title. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with very few institutional markings. Very good condition. (AMR-39-27A) xx, AMR6, LITURGY2, RAB1`2. (JA) sermons1 INBT Mo
Stock number:37411.
$US 135.00
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Imprint: New York; Rozenberg, 1915
Binding: Hardback
Original cloth, 8vo. 102 pages. 23cm. In Hebrew. Deinard 748. Goldman 769: “Coblenz served as the rabbi of Adath Chevrah Kadisha of Brooklyn. He was involved in Zionist activities and he delivered addresses before a Zionist convention in Scranton in Iyyar 1905 and before a Mizrahi convention in Altona (Germany? ) in 5668 [1908]. ” This work “contains homilies, speeches and notes on prozbul” as well as an “address at a gathering for R. Dr. Meir Hildesheimer and R. Aaron Wolkin, who visited America in the winter of 5674 [1914] on behalf of Agudath Israel. ” It also includes “a sermon on R. Emil Hirsch and a Reform convention in New York. ” Title page is stamped “Copyright 1915 by S. Coblenz. ” Bound in blue cloth with gilt title. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with very few institutional markings. One end page torn. Otherwise Very Good condition. (AMR-39-27B), AMR6, LITURGY2, RAB12. (JA) sermons1 INBT Mo
Stock number:37626.
$US 135.00
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Imprint: New York; Rozenberg, 1915
Binding: Hardback
Original cloth, 8vo. 102 pages. 23cm. In Hebrew. Deinard 748. Goldman 769: “Coblenz served as the rabbi of Adath Chevrah Kadisha of Brooklyn. He was involved in Zionist activities and he delivered addresses before a Zionist convention in Scranton in Iyyar 1905 and before a Mizrahi convention in Altona (Germany? ) in 5668 [1908]. ” This work “contains homilies, speeches and notes on prozbul” as well as an “address at a gathering for R. Dr. Meir Hildesheimer and R. Aaron Wolkin, who visited America in the winter of 5674 [1914] on behalf of Agudath Israel. ” It also includes “a sermon on R. Emil Hirsch and a Reform convention in New York. ” Title page is stamped “Copyright 1915 by S. Coblenz. ” Bound in black cloth with gilt title. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish sermons, American; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with very few institutional markings. Very Good condition. (AMR-39-27C), AMR6, LITURGY2, RAB12. (JA) sermons1 INBT Mo
Stock number:37627.
$US 135.00
Imprint: New York; American Council For Judaism, Inc., 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 12 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “This essay originally appeared in the New Republic but it has been brought up to date in a postscript. ” - p. 1. An American philosopher's analysis of Zionism and the American Jewish community, with criticism of the anti-enlightenment strands in Zionism, published by the leading American liberal Jewish Anti-Zionist group. Postscript adds the hopeful expectation that a nonsectarian state will emerge in Palestine. Attractively printed, with red decorative line borders throughout. Subjects: Zionism. OCLC lists 7 copies (UC-Davis, Mercer, Harvard, NC State, Princeton, HUC, NLI) , none in New York. Pen marks in margins and some underlining. Light wear to wraps. Good condition. (ZION-8-16)
Stock number:35661.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Committee On Unity For Palestine, 1930s
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers with Illustration of the Statue of Liberty. 12mo. 5 pages ; 16 cm. Holocaust/DP-era outline of possible motivations for being an American Zionist including quotes from Louis Brandeis and Judge Julian Mack. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Univ. Of Minnesota, HUC) . Very good+ condition. Scarce. (zion-10-44), zion6, holo17 xoo
Stock number:37881.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York, Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1942) . First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with purple illustration of cover of “Pioneer Songs of Palestine. ” 5 pages; 13 x 8.5 cm. Holocaust-era order form and advertisement for 33 record album. Includes picture of album cover, reproduction of one of the songs from the album, and list of contents of the album. Features positive reviews by Dr. Curt Sachs, “Outstanding musicologist and noted authority on Oriental Music, ” Dr. Stephen S. Wise, prominent Reform rabbi and Zionist leader, and Sidor Belarsky, a Russian and Yiddish opera singer. Music compiled, edited, and arranged by A. W. Binder and Hebrew text and English adaptations by Olga Paul. “Use this convenient order blank today! ” SUBJECT(S) : Music, Palestinian music, Palestinian folksongs. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Some staining, particularly along right-hand side. One faint pencil mark that does not affect text. Good + condition. (zion-11-48)
Stock number:37828.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 1956.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 157, 73 pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S) : Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Federbusch (1892–1969) was a rabbi, author, and Zionist leader. “He was born in Narol, Galicia. He was ordained by prominent rabbis in Poland before World War I and also received a rabbinical degree from the Vienna Israelitisch-Theologische Lehranstalt in 1923. He settled in Lvov (Lemberg) and was a member of the Polish Sejm (parliament) from 1922 to 1928, and vigorously supported legislation for Jewish education and for the rehabilitation of Jewish war victims. Active in the Mizrachi movement from his student days, Federbusch helped found Ha-Po'el ha-Mizrachi and was president of the Mizrachi Organization of Galicia from 1924 to 1930. In 1930 he became rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of Helsinki, Finland, and the following year was elected chief rabbi of Finland. In 1940 he moved to New York City, where he was rabbi and principal of the Yeshiva Rabbi Israel Salanter (Bronx) , a position he held until his death. He was president of Ha-Po'el Ha-Mizrachi of America from 1942 to 1948. From 1944 he was chairman of the Histadrut Ivrit. He was a member of the executive of Brit Ivrit Olamit ("The World Hebrew Union") , the executive of the World Jewish Congress, the World Zionist Actions Committee, the World Mizrachi Council, and the presidium of the World Federation of Polish Jews. (Hadas, EJ) Good condition; with dust jacket with some small tear and darkening on spine. (RAB-11-3), RAB2
Stock number:18231.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin : Rimon Pub. Co., 1923
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 54 pages ; 23 cm. “Moses Gaster (1856 – 939) was a Romanian, later British scholar, the Hakham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish congregation, London, and a Hebrew and Romanian linguist. Moses Gaster was an active Zionist in Romania as well as in England, where in 1899 he helped establish the English Zionist Federation. He was the father of Jack and Theodor Gaster and the grandfather of Marghanita Laski. He was also son-in-law to Michael Friedländer and father-in-law to Neville Laski. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) SUBJECT(S) : Ketubah. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Bookplate and usual markings. Spine is torn. Boards re worn. Otherwise Good+ condition. (BR-11-57), Art2, women2
Stock number:38943.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New Haven, Ct. : American Oriental Society, 1893
Binding: paperback
Offprint. Original paper wrappers. 8vo, pp.297-310 (14 pages total). Offprint from the Journal of the American Oriental Society, Volume XV. In 1898 Gottheil “was elected president of the American Federation of Zionists, and chief of the Oriental Department of the New York Public Library. Professor Gottheil is a member of the Central Committee of the Zionist organization, and in the capacity of delegate attended the Zionistic congresses held at Basel in 1898, 1899, and 1903 and at London in 1900; he is also a member of various learned societies. He is a member of the council of the American Oriental Society, and president (1903) of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis; he was one of the founders and the first vice-president of the ‘Judćans’; founder and president of the (Jewish) Religious School Union in New York; and is connected with the Jewish Chautauqua Society” (JE, 1906). OCLC: 36299433, OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Spine repaired, some edgewear, else clean copy. Good Condition Overall. (AMR- 68-10), Amr7
Stock number:41664.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Jewish Agency For Palestine, Economic Research Institute,, 1946
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 4to. Xvi, 171 pages; 24 cm. Divided into five parts with smaller chapter divisions within each. Includes various tables. “The reader is warned at the outset not to mistake such an attempt as either a ‘blueprint’, or a ‘forecast’ of what is likely to happen. As these lines are written (beginning of 1946) , the political and economic future of the country is no less uncertain than it was in 1942, when the work was taken in hand. But then, as now, the investigation is justified, in the author’s opinion, just because no mere prophesy has any practical value. Its task is to show what might be done in Palestine and in this way to establish the reasonableness of the Zionist claims for conditions under which the realisation of their aims can be achieved. It is intended to help towards the creation of preconditions favourable to our cause, and is, in so far, not dependent upon the actual situation at present or in future. ” SUBJECT(S) : Economic policy, Palestine. Minimal edgewear and staining. Slight toning. Very good condition. (ZION-12-70), zionism6
Stock number:38587.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv : Am `oved, 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 788 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Book of the Second Wave of Immigration. €ť Both editors were major figures of the Second Aliyah. This anthology features essays from the major forefathers of Zionism, including Berl Katznelson, Ben-Gurion, Tibenkin, and many more. Overall a comprehensive look at the most important and influential wave of Zionist immigration to Palestine. SUBJECTS: Zionism – Immigration. Minor wear to boards. Very Good Condition. (ZION-14-35)
Stock number:38025.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv: Rozhan Organization And Sigalit Publishing House,, 1977
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition, original cloth, 8vo. 518 + 96 pages. In Hebrew and Yiddish with an English section. “Eight years have gone by since we first began preparations for this book on the Jewish community of Rozhan, until at long last it can be published now. It was a great effort made by a number of people devoted to the weighty and difficult task to erect a fitting memorial to our community. It is what other communities of Israel have done and no doubt it is the right thing to do for the people of the book. Rozhan was no different from other Jewish townships in Poland that are no more, but to us, who were born and grew up there, she has something unique. It is not only the landscape, the topographic situation on the high bank of the River Narew. It was also the Jews, who had been living at the place for generations, rebuilding it stubbornly and assiduously many times. In fact after each of the many wars that swept over the region, that lies on the road from Russia to Warsaw. Those were homely Jews of all social strata, orthodox and freethinkers, Zionists and anti-Zionists. Above all we have at heart the Jewish youth of Rozhan that took upon itself the task to redeem the world and the nation - and only few of them have reached the final haven of rest here in Israel, while others, of the few who did survive, have found shelter in the West and built their homes there. It is the intention of this book to keep our past alive and to preserve the shining memory of those who lived and were active there, to show that they were not anonymous and to describe their striving and struggling to maintain a definitely Jewish, religious, social and political existence. This book wants to tell future generations how the Jews of Rozhan created Jewish life in the midst of a hostile environment, how they built for themselves the framework of a society and filled it with deep-rooted national values, how they created their own institutions, that were able impose their authority - after democratically arrived at decisions with no governmental powers behind them. The book also wants to keep alive the old Jewish spirit maintained by our people everywhere, the rule ‘Jews stand by each other’ that found its expression in individual help as well as in organized assistance such as various mutual funds. The book is also meant as a memorial to the tragedy of our people. Jews of Rozhan had to run for their lives during the very first days of the war, and one after the other they fell as victims on the bloodstained roads of Poland. Some survived after having passed through the hell of exile in the vastness of Russia and Siberia and back; only a few were lucky enough to reach Israel and to build new homes here. The book contains about 600 pages and it reflects a collective effort. It was not easy to obtain the material, as there are next to no writers among our people. So we had to apply to as many of our townsfolk as possible in order to make them talk or write - those who did write were a minority and most contributions were given orally and had to be taken down. We endeavoured to get in touch with as many as possible and to give a rounded out picture of the town, its history, people and folklore, but we feel that in spite of all our efforts we could not note everything worth remembering. All we can say is that we have done our best to present a many-sided picture of everything that was human and Jewish and good. ” (from English preface) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Poland -- Ro´z? An -- History. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) . Ethnic relations., Yiz
Stock number:39885.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York, Hapoel Hamizrachi Of America, 1949
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Calendar. Original illustrated paper wrappers in blue and white. 29 pages; 14 cm by 14 cm. From the year after Israel was created, a fundraising effort to rebuild Hapoel Hamizrachi settlements that were destroyed in the 1948 War in Israel and build new ones to accommodate large amounts of new immigrants, heavily Holocuast refugees, to the country. English with Hebrew translations of biblical quotes, months, and holidays. Hapoel Hamizrachi, “the religious labor Zionist movement, is the only organization whose program combines the principles of Torah-true Judaism with the Biblical ideals of social and economic justice (Torah V’Avodah) . ” Each month has a large black-and-white photograph of life in a Hapoel Hamizrachi settlement accompanied by a biblical quote in Hebrew and English as well as a caption in English. Calendars include American and Jewish holidays, candle lighting times, and Torah portions. Some pages include quotes below the calendar from famous Israelis such as Prime Minister Ben Gurion. “A student of Yeshiva Bnei Akiva in Hapoel Hamizrachi settlement Kfar Haroeh where half the day is spent in study and half at work. ” SUBJECT(S) : Zionism, War of Independence. OCLC lists no holdings. Two library stamps. Some staining and ink marks on cover. One faint pencil mark that does not affect text. Original paper wrappers good condition, pages very good condition. Rare. (zion-11-31)
Stock number:37810.
$US 135.00
Imprint: New York, Hapoel Hamizrachi Of America, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (ca 1948-1953) . First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with large black-and-white photograph of Israeli countryside with green and white emblem in Hebrew of Hapoel Hamizrachi of America. 8vo. 5 pages; 21.5 cm. Pamphlet from the beginings of the State of Israel lauding the accomplishments of Hapoel Hamizrachi of America, a religious Zionist organization, in the new Israel in the areas of building, education, and defense. Includes 7 black-and-white photographs of young Israelis in settlements as well as a fun green graphic of a film strip with various achievements in each cell including “48 Colonies and Kvutzot, ” “25 Youth Aliyah Groups, ” and “46 Cooperatives. ” “Out of the sterile sands came the Promised child, Israel...born anew from the faith in Torah and the love of Avodah...from the seed and the song of the Plough and the Prayer…” SUBJECT(S) : Jewish immigration, Settlements, Zionism. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Some staining and a few unobtrusive marks. Fold in center of pamphlet. Good + condition. Rare. (zion-11-30)
Stock number:37809.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Warsaw, Hashomer Hatzair, 1934
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original black boards with gold font. 8vo. 538 pages; 25cm. Written in Hebrew with additional title page in Polish. Title translates to “The Book of the Guardians: Anthology of the 20th anniversary of Hashomer Hatzair. ” A massive detailed history of Hashomer Hatzair organization in Poland and elsewhere and their Labor Zionist efforts. Broken down into dozens of chapters with sections written by various authors. SUBJECT (S) : Labor Zionism, Jewish youth-societies, Hashomer Hatzair. OCLC lists 16 holdings worldwide. Some browning and tears. One page soiled. Minimal pencil markings. Good + condition. (zion-12-3) .
Stock number:37952.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: Berlin; Deutschen Landesverbandes Hechaluz, 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Orignal Wraps. 8vo. 40, [2] pages. 23 cm. First edition. First Issue. In German. Hechaluz; Monatsschrift des "Hechaluz, " Deutscher Landesverband. Jahrgang 1, Heft 1, September 1924. First issue, first appearance, of the monthly newsletter of the Hechalutz organization in Germany, a Zionist youth group. Many Hechalutz associations formed around the turn of the 20th century in Europe and worldwide with the aim to train its members to settle in the Land of Israel. This issue contains the following articles: 'Hechaluzfragen' by H. Nagler, 'Die Haschscharah in Deutschland' by E. Ascher, 'Hechaluz und Jugenbewegung' by M. Bogdanowski, 'Chaluz und Partei' by U. Friedland, 'Aus der Haschscharah' by Die Magdeburder Tischlerei. Subjects: Hechaluz (Organization : Germany) Periodicals. ; Zionism Germany Periodicals. ; Jewish periodicals; German-language periodicals. Scarce Journal. 5 listings on OCLC (Harvard, Leo Baeck Institute, Natl Libr Israel, Bayerische, Deutsche NatlBiblio) , none west of New York. OCLC lists no complete runs; It appears that only LBI comes close with a run of 3 issues (year 1, issues 1 and 2; year 2, issue 2) . Aged, with fragile edges. Tear to edge repaired with tape. Otherwise clean. Good condition. (ZION-5-21)
Stock number:34753.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Hebrew Educators Committee For Labor Palestine, 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 19 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Adapted by Shalom Hektin, Translation and Illustrations by Thelma Mozeson. With 5 illustrations, and a glossary of Hebrew terms. Holocaust-era adaptation of the story, the narrative of the child Jacob, a Chatufim (kidnapped) , who does not bend or break under the weight of punishment for not converting to Christianity in Tsarist Russia as a young boy, has to serve as a soldier in the Tsar's army, is finally discharged in middle age, returns to Judaism, finds a living as a horse trader, and eventually emigrates to Jerusalem, becoming one of the earliest Zionists to settle there. Subjects: Hebrew Educators Committee for Labor Palestine – Jewish Childrens Book Club. Childrens Literature – Jewish – Labor Zionism. OCLC lists 3 copies (JTSA, Harvard, Cape Town) . Wraps worn, torn at edges, light wear internally, overall clean. Good condition. (ZION-7-6), holo17, zionism6 xoo
Stock number:35583.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv: Mischar W'Taasia, 1930
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 55 pages with folded tables, 24 cm. Features a variety of tables, graphs, and summaries of the Jewish financial situations in Palestine during this era. This includes the import of Jewish capital, Jewish contributions to the general revenue, government expenditure, and taxation. "Hoofien came to Israel in 1912 after having served as director of the Cologne office of the Zionist Central Office. In Israel he served in a number of economic posts and, at the time of his death, was economic coordinator of the Israel Government. In collaboration with the later Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan, Mr. Hoofien developed fiscal policies which helped shape the young Israeli economy. He was president of Israel's Bank Leumi (JTA, 1957) . SUBJECTS: Palestine -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic conditions. OCLC Number: 838904. Wrappers are lightly worn. Internally very good. (ZION2-2-16), zionism6
Stock number:40984.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Keren Hayesod And Keren Kayemeth Leisrael; New York, United Palestine Appeal, 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. [4], 26, [2] pages. 17 x 24 cm. First edition. "Drawings by Otte Wallisch; text by E. Mechner. " Eretz Israel, Facts and Figures, published by the Head Offices of Keren Hayesod and Keren Kayemeth Leisrael, Jerusalem, 5698 (1937/38) ; distributed by the United Palestine Appeal, New York City. “$4, 500, 000 in 1938 is the goal of United Palestine Appeal” - p. [2]. Illustrated brochure by the United Palestine Appeal detailing the cultural and material progress, immigration statistics and demographics, agricultural and industrial developement, development of Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, J. N. F. Land, etc. Each page contains graphs, maps, charts, or other illustrations to depict the figures. “Otte Wallish (1903–1977) was an emigre to Israel who established himself as a graphic designer and contributed to the symbolic self-representation of the Jewish state…. In 1936, Wallish set up a design studio in a building in Nahalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv, that had been chosen as a national landmark. His design studio doubled as a kind of front for SHA'I, the Haganah's secret service…. Wallish was responsible for the calligraphy and design of the scroll for Israel's Declaration of Independence. …In addition, Walisch handled the preparation of the exhibit hall in which the State's Independence was announced. …In 1948, too, Wallish took the lead in designing Israel's first postage stamps. He chose a design based on ancient coins, found in archaeological research on the First Jewish-Roman War and the Bar Kochba Revolt…. Wallish continued to be a leading designer of Israeli stamps…. Israel's first coins were designed from a proposal submitted by Israel Numismatic Society proposal, put together with Leo Kadman, Hanan Pavel, and Wallish. He also designed paper currency for Israel…. Over the years, Wallish also designed posters. For instance, one poster shows the Jewish immigration by ship and another promotes the ZIM shipping line. His posters have been featured in exhibition and the 1997 ‘Selling Zionism’ exhibit at the Israel Museum. In 2006, a Wallish poster was shown at ‘The New Hebrews: 100 Years of Art in Israel’ exhibit, Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin…. His posters are displayed as well at the Central Zionist Archives and the Tel Aviv Museum” (Wikipedia 2015) . Subjects: Keren Hayesod; Jewish National Fund; United Israel Appeal. Oclc lists 11 copies. Light wear to wraps, institutional stamp on verso of title page, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-7-43)
Stock number:35621.
$US 500.00
Imprint: [New York]: [Jewish National Fund Of America], 1941
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original Illustrated Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 21 pages ; 21 cm. With Period Photographs throughout. Holocaust–era description of the activities and accomplishments of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) published 7 years before the establishment of the state of Israel. The text was written by Sulamith Ish-kishor (1896-1977) “an American writer (who) was born in London… Her father was a well-known writer of Jewish children's literature and an early proponent of Hovevei Zion, a pre-zionist movement, and later of political Zionism… She wrote widely, and was published in several magazines, including The New Yorker, Saturday Review, and Reader's Digest. Her now-classic story of a long-distance correspondence and its fateful conclusion, ‘Appointment with Love, ’ was published in a 1943 edition of Collier's…” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Colonization -- Palestine. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. A very clean copy with little wear. Very good condition. Rare. (Zion-10-25)
Stock number:37785.
$US 145.00
Imprint: New York, Jewish National Fund, 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original blue, grey, and black illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages; 21cm. Dramatic visual presentation of the fundraising methods, achievements, and goals over the 35 years since the organization’s inception in 1902 including the Blue-White Box, the J. N. F. Stamp, the Golden Book, the Tree Fund, Flower Day and Flag Day, and the Dunam Land contributions efforts. “Among the mementoes carefully preserved at the Jewish National Fund headquarters in Jerusalem, is a tarnished little old tin box. It was bequeathed to the Keren Kayemeth by a woman Zionist in Germany. This little box-odd as it may seem-has been the means for raising, during the past thirty-five years, the rather astounding sum of approximately $4, 000, 000 or about 18% of the Fund’s total income since its inception. ” Includes photographs, illustrations, and graphs on almost every page. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish National Fund, Israel, Fundraising. OCLC lists only one holding worldwide (Spertus) . Very good condition. (zion-11-15), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37764.
$US 200.00
Imprint: London, Jewish Agency For Palestine, 1930
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 23 pages; 21.5 cm. No. 6 in the series “Palestine Papers. ” An succinct description of the Jewish achievements in Palestine divided into 13 sections including “Agricultural Colonisation, ” “Afforestation, ” “Educational Activities, ” and “Public Health Work. ” Illustrated with 16 stunning black-and-white photographs with captions of both people and scenery. “For a thousand years the Arabs, except for the period in which it was held by the Crusaders, made nothing of the country, and the Turks could show them no better way. Economically, the land was as barren as a chapel floor until the Jews made their modern reappearance. Always there have been Jews in the country, but the old generation of Jews consecrated their lives to prayer and pious study and did nothing to assist its development, but rather cherished its backwardness and poverty. The modern spirit in Palestine is entirely Zionist. ” Includes advertisements for other Jewish works and a description of the entire “Palestine Papers” series. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Palestine, Jewish settlement. OCLC lists 21 holdings worldwide. Very minimal markings. Very good + condition. (zion-11-43)
Stock number:37822.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: Los Angeles; Jewish National Fund Of Los Angeles, 1927
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. 101 pages. 26 cm. First edition. "An issue on the occasion of the twenty fifth anniversary of the Jewish National Fund". Important Jubilee number for twenty five years of the Jewish National Fund, celebrated by all members of the JNF and kindred Zionist organisations in Los Angeles. Includes advertisements throughout from supporters (in the LA area, and elsewhere) , with short commemorative essays on Zionism in Los Angeles, Haddasah of Los Angeles, Dates in Jewish History, poems devoted to the Daughter of Zion, Theodore Herzl, and the Glory of Jerusalem. Contains name register of all members on the board, and council members, of the JNF of Los Angeles; with list of all organizations coopering with the JNF: Zionist groups, Synagogues, and Lodges, Clubs and Institutions. Contains portraits throughout of writers and important members of the JNF. Subjects: Zionism. Jews - California - Los Angeles. Jews. Zionism. Jewish National Fund. California - Los Angeles. OCLC lists 7 copies. Spined rebacked. Light wear throughout. Good + condition. (ZION-4-24)
Stock number:34693.
$US 150.00
Imprint: New York: Jewish National Fund Of America, 1936
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. 12mo. Original Blue and White Illustrated Paper Wrappers. Illustration depicts a group of Jewish Farmers walking through an arch to reach an oasis in Jerusalem. 10 pages ; 21 cm. Hitler-era solicitation for American Jews from the JNF. Provides a brief history of the National Fund’s Accomplishments and gives a list of 26 reasons to support ongoing Zionist activities. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Palestine. OCLC lists just one holding worldwide (Harvard) . Slight wear to top of the front wrapper. Otherwise very good condition. Scarce. (zion-10-48), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37885.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1897?
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 97 pages. Translated from the French by Henrietta Szold, although her name does not appear. Louis Finkelstein's copy with his ownership signiture and "dec. 3, 1915" penned on the front endpaper. Preceeding his name he has written "21." Finkelstein (1895-1991) was awarded a doctorate from Columbia in 1918, became a rabbi in 1919, and, after many years as professor of theology at the Jewish Theological Seminary he was appointed Chancellor in 1951. He authored a number of books, including Tradition in the Making, Beliefs and Practices of Judaism, Pre-Maccabean Documents in the Passover Haggadah, Abot of Rabbi Nathan, (a three volume series on The Pharisees), and Akiba: Scholar, Saint and Martyr. He also edited a three volume series entitled The Jews: Their History (vol 1), Their Religion and Culture (vol 2), Their Role in Civilization (vol 3)." [Wikipedia, 2007] He was "the dominant leader of Conservative Judaism in the 20th century." Finkelstein would have been a 20-year-old student at the time of this inscription, possibly book nr 21 in his own private graduate student library. Darmesteter was a French philologist who taught at the Sorbonne; his essay "Le Talmud" was written in 1866 and published in 1890 in Reliques Scientifiques. The translation was done at a time when Henrietta Szold, a Baltimore philanthropist and ardent Zionist, was working as secrtary at the JPS. She later became one of the founders of Hadassah and its first president, as well as an executive of the World Zionist Organization, and a director of Youth Aliyah, an organization which took Jewish adolescents out of Nazi Germany and trained them in Palestine. Singerman 5147. Very good condition. Lacks half of backstrip (spine covering), otherwise Good Condition. (AMR-19-20, AMR3
Stock number:19107.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : 'ogen., 1929.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 293 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of two) . SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature - history and criticism; Hebrew essays. "Goldberg [1881-1933] was born in Brest-Litovsk. His journalistic career....began with contributions to the Hebrew press at the turn of the century, but later he wrote in Yiddish. He was one of the chief contributors to the Yiddish daily Haynt from the date of its founding in 1908, and when the paper was reorganized after World War I he became its editor-in-chief. Under his editorship Haynt became the main protagonist of Polish Zionism and exercised a great influence among the Jewish masses. [Goldberg] served in a leading capacity in the Zionist Organization of Poland and was a delegate to a number of Zionist congresses. Despite the fact that he wrote mainly in Yiddish, he remained devoted to Hebrew and was one of the leading motive forces behind the weekly Ba-Derekh, published by Haynt, the last Hebrew newspaper in Poland. " (Kressel, EJ) Ex library, good condition. (HebLit-2-2), Heblit1, , mx3, heb1
Stock number:24362.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris; Beresniak, 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 12mo. 22 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In French. 'Political Zionism: Precursors and Militants: the Prince de Ligne', written by Baruch Hagani, a French Zionist activist, symbolist, disciple of Max Nordau, author of a biography on Bernard Lazare, and of a biography on Theodor Herzl. This work details the Emancipation of the Jews in the late 18th and early 19th century under the impact of the French Revolution, and details the life and work of Charles Joseph Prince De Ligne (1735-1814) , who was of a princely Belgian family, and an active proponent of Jewish emancipation in Belgium; owing to his efforts, civic emancipation occurred there in 1815; he is also known for the dispute with Voltaire about the Jews, his wartime service as a field marshal, his friendship with Joseph II and Catherine II, and his numerous works (34 volumes) . Hagani wrote a major book on the history of the Emancipation (L'Emancipation des Juifs, 1928) ; a response to the work was given by the Chief Rabbi of France and historian Maurice Liber, who challenged the theses of the work. Subjects: Zionists - Biography. Zionism - History. Jews - Europe. Ligne, Charles Joseph, prince de, 1735-1814. OCLC lists 8 copies. Wraps lightly soiled, worn and chipped at edges, internally aged, but clean and fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-39-30), SPEC6, FR1, COMHIST2. (JA) cjh3
Stock number:32941.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : J. Junovitch., 1927.
Binding: Hardcover
(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 1932–33 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
Stock number:26773.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Hevrah Le-Hotsaat-Sefarim `al Yad Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit., c. 1940.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Large 8vo. Viii, 451 pages. In Hebrew. Volume three (of six) only. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism. 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'a h. 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, H erut, as the ideologist of the movement. He edited the monthly Beitar (together with B. Netanyahu) from 1932-33 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) Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Tanned, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-5-8), HEBLIT1 Heblit1, heb2, mx3
Stock number:24513.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim: Ha-Shiloah,, 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
(ft) Cloth, Square 8vo, 100 pages. 22 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature, Modern -- History and criticism. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Includes bibliographic references. 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 Ah ad Ha-Am. He attended nearly every subsequent Congress until the eleventh, contributing surveys on them to Ha-Shilo'a h. 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 1932-33 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) . Binding repaired, otherwise Good Condition. (HEB-2-21A), Mx3, zionism5, heb2, ger9, inbt ae
Stock number:21801.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Ha-Shiloah., 1919.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew literature, modern - history and criticism. 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 H ovevei Zion and Ah ad Ha-Am. He attended nearly every subsequent Congress until the eleventh, contributing surveys on them to Ha-Shilo'a h. 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, H erut, as the ideologist of the movement. He edited the monthly Beitar (together with B. Netanyahu) from 1932-33 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) Hinges repaired, text in good condition. (HebLit-3-19), HEBLIT1, HebLit1, heb2, mx3
Stock number:24494.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Indianapolis; Cantor Myro Glass, 1946
Binding: Hardback
Original wraps. 4to. 8 pages. 31 cm. Edition. Yiddish; Text in romanized Yiddish. Words and music by Myro Glass; arranged by Josef Millet. For voice and piano. With front wraps printed in green ink, with woodcut illustration from the French Jewish artist Maxa Nordau (daughter of Max Nordau) , depicting Nazi massacres in the background, and the exhortation Z'Chor Yisroel in Hebrew. Internal wrap reads: “Dedicated to the memory of the millions of our martyrs. ” “All the proceeds of this song will go towards the Palestine Symphonic Choiur Project whose aim it is to establish a Jewish Artists' Colony in Palestine. ” Cantor Myro Glass was also president of the Indianapolis Zionist Organization. Subjects: Sacred songs with piano. OCLC lists 3 copies. Light edge wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-30), art1, Music1, zionism2, holo10. (ja)
Stock number:33271.
$US 250.00
Imprint: New York : Keren Luis Lamed Le-Sifrutenu Be-`ivrit Uve-Idit., 1943.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 583 pages. In Hebrew. English title: Studies in the literatures and languages of the Jews, short stories and translations from Yiddish poetry. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish literature - history and criticism; Yiddish literature - translations in Hebrew. Samuel Niger was the pseudonym of Samuel Charney (1883-1955) . A Zionist influenced by Adah Ha-Am and a Russian socialist revolutionary, he joined the Zionist-Socialist Workers Party, and was repeatedly arrested and tortured by Russian authorities. Though his first literary efforts were in Russian and Hebrew, his mature work was written mostly in Yiddish. After being imprisoned by Polish legionaires in 1919, Niger left for the United States. In New York, he worked for Der Tog, a Yiddish daily; beginning in 1920, he worked for the paper for 35 years, "becoming the most revered and feared Yiddish critic of his generation. " Outside of strictly literary work, Niger worked with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research from its inception, a and helped found the Congress for Jewish Culture. (Liptzin, EJ) "Born in Chudnov, Volhynia (Russia) , Ribalow (1895-1953) received a yeshivah education and also studied at the University of Moscow; he emigrated to the United States in 1921. Two years later he was appointed editor of the Hebrew weekly Hadoar. For 30 years he wrote his weekly editorials under his pseudonym, M. Shoshani, and hundreds of essays which appeared in various periodicals and, eventually, were collected in five volumes. As an essayist he concentrated on literary criticism, especially of Hebrew poetry. Though his love for Hebrew sometimes led him to hyperbolic evaluations of Hebrew writers, he was a perceptive critic. Many Hebrew authors in the U. S. Made their debut under his guidance. Ribalow was a leader of Histadrut, an organization which propagates Hebrew culture in the United States. With Israel's President Izhak Ben-Zvi, he was co-president of the World Hebrew Union. "(EJ, Silberschlag) Ex library in library binding. Pages slightly water stained and wrinkled throughout, good condition. (HebLit-6-1), HebLit1, mx3, . Heb1, yid1
Stock number:24428.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv : Shtibel., 1933.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 207, xxxii pages. In Hebrew. Photograph illustrations. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S) : Jews - politics and government; Jewish sociology. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Ruppin (1876-1943) was the "father of Zionist settlement. " Trained in law and as a sociologist and economist, he developed a Jewish sociology and created the possibility of political, as opposed to pragmatic, Zionism. His scientific background allowed him to transcend the normal propaganda and rhetoric surrounding Zionism and the Jews in Europe. Ruppin first visited Israel in 1907, starting a long collaboration with the Zionist Organization: from then on, he was devoted to systematically settling Jews in Israel. (Bein, EJ) Ex library, water stains throughout, pages tanned, good- condition. (HebLit-2-26), Heblit1, , mx3, heb1
Stock number:24386.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: General Council of the Jewish Community of Palestine, 1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wrappers
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 104 pages, 24 cm. Includes illustrations and multiple fold out maps. In English. Prepared for the United Nations Special Committee by the Vaad Ha-Leumi in anticipation of statehood. Contents: The number and density of the population of ancient Palestine.--The Jewish population in Palestine from the fall of the Jewish state to the beginning of Zionist pioneering.--The waves of Jewish immigration into Palestine (640-1882). SUBJECTS: Palestine -- Population. Palestine -- Emigration and immigration. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide (OCLC: 10860638). Institutional stamps on title page and a few other margins, otherwise clean including covers. Only light wear to wrappers. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-31-+-'e), Zionsm
Stock number:41704.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Keren Kayemeth Leisrael And Keren Hayesod, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 54 pages, including illustrations, 24 cm. Features early photos of Kibbutz activities and a detailing of early events in the kibbutz history. Ein Hashofet is a communal village in the hills of Efraim. It was established by two groups of Hashomer Hatzair graduates from Poland and Highland Mills, New York. The funds for the deal were raised by Louis D. Brandeis, a United States Supreme Court Justice lawyer, and a prominent Zionist figure (Wikipedia) . SUBJECTS: Collective settlements -- Palestine. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide (OCLC: 6104780) . Very good condition. (ZION2-2-5), zionism6
Stock number:40972.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1921
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 132 pages, portrait, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Cohen, Hermann, 1842-1918. Bibliography on pages 95-100. Klatzkin (1882-1948) was an “author, philosopher, and Zionist. Klatzkin was born in Bereza Kartuska, Brest-Litovsk district, today Belarus. The son of Elijah Klatzkin, a prominent rabbinical scholar, who gave him a thorough education in all branches of traditional Jewish studies. At the age of 18, Klatzkin went to Germany, first to Frankfurt on the Main and then to Marburg, where he studied philosophy under Hermann Cohen. He received his doctorate from the University of Berne in 1912. In the following years Klatzkin was active in Germany as a writer for Hebrew periodicals, including Ha-Zeman, Ha-Shilo’ah, and Ha-Tekufah, and as editor of Die Welt, the organ of the Zionist Organization, and later in Heidelberg, of the Freie Zionistische Blaetter. From 1912 to 1915 he was director of the Jewish National Fund in Cologne. From 1915 to 1919 he edited the Swiss Bulletin Juif, which covered world events of special relevance to Jews during World War I and established the publishing firm Al ha-Mishmar, which issued a series of books on Jewish problems in French and German. In Berlin Klatzkin founded another publishing house, Eshkol, and continued writing for the Jewish press. In 1924 he and his lifelong friend Nahum Goldmann initiated the Encyclopaedia Judaica, of which ten volumes appeared between 1928 and 1934. Two volumes of a parallel Hebrew edition, Enziklopedyah Yisre’elit, were issued in 1929–32. Klatzkin acted as editor in chief in cooperation with leading Jewish scholars…Klatzkin was a student of philosophy as well as a brilliant Hebrew essayist. In philosophy Klatzkin opposed his teacher Cohen, whose philosophy and interpretation of Judaism he submitted to searching criticism in the monograph Hermann Cohen. He also devoted a critical study to Spinoza, Baruch Spinoza, in which he stressed the Jewish influences in his intellectual background and style; he translated Spinoza’s Ethics from the Latin to Hebrew as Torat ha-Middot. Klatzkin developed his own philosophy, which may be described as vitalistic, emphasizing the biological, instinctive aspect of life rather than the intellectual one, in Sheki'at ha-? Ayyim, and in Der Erkenntnistrieb als Lebens und Todesprinzip” (Sole and Scheps in EJ, 2007) . Lacks part of bacsktrip. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (Rab-46-11a), RAB8, ger7new, INBT, CDS
Stock number:27749.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Klonower, 1903
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 208 pages. Krauskopf (1858-1923) was a “U. S. Reform rabbi. Krauskopf was born in Ostrowo, Prussia. He settled in the U. S. In 1872. He emigrated to join his brother who was killed on the day before his arrival. He only learned of Hebrew Union College by reading a book from a library, ostensibly to improve his English, and enrolled in 1875 in the first class of Hebrew Union College, receiving his ordination in 1883. At the College he wrote a periodical for Jewish youth entitled the Sabbath Visitor and three textbooks for religious education. After serving a congregation in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1887 Krauskopf became rabbi of the Reform Congregation Kenesseth Israel, Philadelphia, which he served for the remainder of his life. Krauskopf became a leader of radical Reform, introducing Sunday services and compiling a Service Ritual. A leading figure in the national organizations of Reform Judaism, he served as a vice president of the conference which adopted the Pittsburgh Platform in 1885, the conference which he first proposed to Kohler, and president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He was active in work for the poor, arguing for increased sanitation and better living conditions. He proposed a program of direct contact between successful and poor Jews, an unsuccessful forerunner of Big Brother programs. A man of forceful energy, he paid attention to the need for Jewish literature, and the outcome was the foundation in 1888 of the Jewish Publication Society of America, of which he was the first honorary secretary. Impressed during a visit to Russia in 1894 by the zeal with which Jews engaged in agriculture where the Russian government allowed, he established the National Farm School at Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in 1896 "as one of the best means of securing safety and happiness to the sorely afflicted of our people. " In 1917 he was appointed to direct food conservation among Jews for the U. S. Food Administration. At first an anti-Zionist, Krauskopf modified his attitude as a result of the labors of Jewish agriculturalists in Palestine. There too he was impressed with their agricultural work and soon found himself a defender of Zionism against anti-Zionists” (Temkin in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTS, NYPL, Hebrew Union, Free Lib of Philadelphia) . Hinge repair. Wear to cover and binding. Bumped cover corners. Few lightly stained pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Spec-9-9), SPEC1, MX3, amr4
Stock number:25492.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Place Of Publication Not Identified]:[Publisher Not Identified], N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
No Date [1918-1919]. 1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 164 pages, 18 cm. Dr. Joseph Krimsky was a member of the American Zionist Medical Unit, which came to Eretz Israel in 1918 with 44 medical professionals from a variety of fields. Pilgrimage & Service details Krimsky's tour of duty, along with portraits, sketches of replaces, and reports of events (Davis, 1995) . SUBJECTS: Missions, Medical - Palestine. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide (OCLC: 10809233) . Includes on note page "With compliments of the author. " In very good condition. (ZION2-2-27), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40992.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Tel-Aviv: Alijah Chadascha,, 1942
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 22 pages ; 20 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “World Judaism and Zionism: Lecture Held on the Country’s Day of HOGOA in Kfar Shmaryahu 10/31/1942.” Holocaust-era lecture by Georg Landauer (1895-1954) , a Zionist politician and settler. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Foxing on wrappers. Paper browning. Overall good condition. (holo2-131-9)
Stock number:37267.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London; Bachad Fellowship Publication, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 23 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Some Hebrew throughout. Torah va'avodah library; Festival series, no. 7. Frontispiece illustration by David Hillman, with illustrations throughout by Walter Herz. Contains various Talmudic and Midrashic discussions of Sukkah; with chapters on Rabbinic references and Gems from the Rabbis. Final section discusses the importance of the Sukkah and Eretz Israel. Bachad was a religious Zionist youth movement in pre-war Germany called Brit Chalutzim Datiim which shortened its name “to its initial letters Bachad. Its members prepared themselves for Aliya. A group of them came over to England among the refugees who were permitted to enter this country in the years immediately before the war. They were accommodated in a castle in Wales [Gwrych Castle] and set up Hachshara centres in Bromsgrove and other places, as well as a Merkaz Limmud in Manchester to which members came from the Hachsharah centres for periods of three or six months for intensive Jewish studies. Later on a farm was bought at Thaxted in Essex which became not only a model Hachsharah centre but very quickly a successful agricultural venture which at one time won first prize for having the best milk yielding cow in Essex! ” (bauk, 2013) . Subjects: Sukkot. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Univ Florida, Natl Libr Israel, British Libr, Ohio State) . Light soiling to wraps. Contains stamp dated 6 OCT 1943 on front cover of wrap. Internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (SPEC-40-15), SPEC6, BRIT1, ZIONISM2. (JA) , holo10, exile1
Stock number:33533.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: London; Bachad Fellowship Publication, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 23 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Some Hebrew throughout. Torah va'avodah library; Festival series, no. 7. Frontispiece illustration by David Hillman, with illustrations throughout by Walter Herz. Contains various Talmudic and Midrashic discussions of Sukkah; with chapters on Rabbinic references and Gems from the Rabbis. Final section discusses the importance of the Sukkah and Eretz Israel. Bachad was a religious Zionist youth movement in pre-war Germany called Brit Chalutzim Datiim which shortened its name “to its initial letters Bachad. Its members prepared themselves for Aliya. A group of them came over to England among the refugees who were permitted to enter this country in the years immediately before the war. They were accommodated in a castle in Wales [Gwrych Castle] and set up Hachshara centres in Bromsgrove and other places, as well as a Merkaz Limmud in Manchester to which members came from the Hachsharah centres for periods of three or six months for intensive Jewish studies. Later on a farm was bought at Thaxted in Essex which became not only a model Hachsharah centre but very quickly a successful agricultural venture which at one time won first prize for having the best milk yielding cow in Essex! ” (Bauk, 2013) . Subjects: Sukkot. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Univ Florida, Natl Libr Israel, British Libr, Ohio State) . Page edges wavy from previous damp. Internal damp stain in outer margins, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-40-16), SPEC6, BRIT1, ZIONISM2. (JA) holo10, exile1
Stock number:33540.
$US 175.00
Imprint: New York: George H. Doran, 1918
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Wrappers; 12mo. Vii, 93 pages. A brief and comprehensive survey of the various forms of celebration in Jewry in honor of the promulgation of the British Charter of Zionism, confined to the events and utterances of the first few weeks following publication of Mr. Balfour's historic letter. Chapters include: Resolutions, Statements, and Messages of Zionist Organisations; Resolutions of Other Jewish Organizations; Views of Jewish Leaders; Public Demonstrations; Press Comment. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Palestine. Zionism. Note(s) : "The charter of Zionism, letter from the British government ... To Lord Rothschild, in which Mr. A. J. Balfour, secretary of state for foreign affairs, declared the sympathy of the British government with Zionist aspirations and its favourable attitude towards the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. " Light wear, Good+ Condition. (ZION-16-24) xx, zion6
Stock number:40040.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: [Hebrew Educators Committee For Labor In Palestine, 1945-1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 15-19 pages each issue, 20 cm. In English. Immediate post-war Zionist children’s magazine. Includes the complete run of Vol. 2 and one issue from Vol. 3. The stories are “The Young Wanderer”, “The Wonder Child Gadiel”, “Lost on Mount Tabor”, “Arise and Let Us Go”, “Rishon-Letzion”, “The Song of Hope”, and “The Pied Piper of the Near East” respectively. Hebrew short stories translated into English from some of the twentieth centuries greatest Hebrew writers. SUBJECTS: Short stories, Israeli -- Translations into English. Features illustrations throughout. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (JTS, Harvard, Amsterdam, Towson, YIVO) , none south or west of Baltimore. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-7), zionism6, 215, yidchi
Stock number:40501.
$US 300.00
Imprint: New York; Bloch Pub. Co, 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Softbound. 12mo. 96 pages. 19 cm. First edition. A biography written on the Sephardic Jew Mordecai M. Noah, American diplomat and writer, NYC politician, and founder of the failed Ararat refuge project, he is remembered as an early Zionist, especially in this biography by Makover, a member at the time of writing of the Intercollegiate Zionist Association of America. Subjects: United States; Zionism; Noah, M; M; (Mordecai Manuel) ; 1785-1851; Biographies. Slightly foxed and worn covers, with a small tear at edge. Edges browned. Pages fresh. Pen mark dedication on cover page. Good+ condition. Scarce. (SEF41-15) Xx, Sef6, zionism1, amr4, comhist2. (ja)
Stock number:28317.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Buenos Aires, Editorial ICUF, 1963
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. Small 8vo. 276 pages. Ports. 21 cm. In Spanish. Title translates to English as, “Janus Korczak: Teacher and Martyr. ”Korczak was a Polish author, educator, and social worker. Born into a wealthy and assimilated Warsaw family, qualified as a physician and soon became interested in the poor, working as a volunteer in summer camps for underprivileged children. In 1911 he became the head of a new Jewish orphanage in Warsaw. His educational approach, revolutionary in its time, gave children a system of self-government and the opportunity of producing their own newspaper, Maly Przeglad ("Little Journal") , which appeared as a weekly supplement to the Zionist daily Nasz Przeglad (1920–39) . His success prompted the authorities to secure his aid in establishing a parallel non-Jewish orphanage near Warsaw. With the rise of Hitler and the spread of antisemitism, Korczak's Jewish consciousness deepened and he became Poland's non-Zionist representative on the Jewish Agency. After the Nazi invasion of Poland, he strove to protect the orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto, to which it had been transferred in 1940, and rescued many other hapless youngsters. ” He was sent to Treblinka, along with 200 of his orphans, where he died. –EJ, 2007. Translated by Esther G. De Adin from the original Polish, “Janus Korczak. ”Spine repaired and reinforced with tape. Some wear to covers. Small gauging to edges of last 20 pages, but no loss of text. Good Condition. (HOLO2-93-21), HOLO8, latam1, cds
Stock number:30249.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin, M. Poppelauer, 1931
Binding: Hardcover
Original brown boards. 12mo. 225 pages; 19.5 cm. Written in German. Title translates to “Yearbook for Jewish History and Literature. ” Includes calendar as well as black-and-white photographs and facsimiles of Jewish art. Ismar Elbogen was a German “rabbi, scholar and historian” and author of the comprehensive Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History (Wikipedia, 2016) . Franz Oppenheimer was “a German sociologist and political economist, who published also in the area of the fundamental sociology of the state” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Alex Bein was “a Jewish scholar in Jewish culture and history, one of the founders of Zionist historiography, ” and “is best known for his biography of Theodor Herzl” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Ernst Loewenberg was a German Jewish author, teacher, and university lecturer. Max Grunwald was “a rabbi in Hamburg and Vienna and author of works on Jewish history and folklore” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Heinrich York-Steiner was a founder the Zionist movement and close associate of Theodor Herzl. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish history, Jewish literature, German Jews. OCLC and Worldcat list no holdings worldwide. Some staining on cover boards. Minimal markings. Slight toning to pages. Very good condition. (GER-51-8), Ger9
Stock number:38042.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin, 1926
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 32 pages ; 24 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “A Designation for Turkey in Jewish Literature.” SUBJECT(S): Inscriptions, Hebrew. Jewish epitaphs. Turkey in literature. “Isaak Mark (1875-1949)… (was a (h)istorian, literary critic, public figure. He graduated from St. Petersburg University… and continued his education at Berlin University. He is the author of scholarly works on ancient Jewish history, Karaite history, and medieval Jewish poetry. He served as a librarian in the Hebraistic department of the Imperial Public Library. In 1907, he established the Hebrew-language scholarly journal ‘Ha-Kedem.’ He was one of the founders of the baron David Gunzurg Oriental Studies Courses, as well as one of the editors the of Jewish Encyclopedia, a member of the ORT Committee, a member of the OPE. Library Commission, Vice-President of the Biblical Hebrew Language Lovers Society, member of the Senate at the Ministry of Public Education, secretary of the Semitic section of the Historical Society at St. Petersburg University, and full member of the Russian Archeological Society…. In 1917, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Petrograd Jewish Community; in 1918, he was a member of the Commission to convene a Congress of representatives from Russia's Jewish communities in Moscow. In 1920-1922 he was a lecturer in Petrograd and Minsk…” (jewhistory.ort.spb.ru) SUBECT(S): Inscriptions, Hebrew. Jewish epitaphs. Turkey in literature. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Inscribed in Herbew on the title page by Markon to Rabbi HP Chajes, the Chief Rabbi of Vienna and Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Also includes a stamp from Chajes’ personal library. Otherwise, pages are unmarked/clear. Paper toning. About very good condition. (GER-58-61), Ger9, sef9
Stock number:38236.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Wien, R. Lwit, 1916
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 57 pages ; 23 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “The Oldest Printed German Translation of the Jewish Prayer Book, Dated 1530, and its author, Anthonius Margaritha. A Literary Historical Investigation. ” “Mieses (1882–1942) (was a) rabbi, scholar, and Polish army chaplain. The elder brother of author and scholar Matthias Mieses, Józef Mieses was born in Przemysl and lived there until he completed his high school education in 1900. Sent to Vienna to study in the rabbinical seminary and university, he was ordained as a rabbi and received his doctorate in 1907… Over the decades, Mieses published a number of articles in scholarly journals in Poland and abroad on issues involving Jewish culture and linguistics, including a critical study of Sa‘adyah Gaon’s Arabic translation of the Torah and a supplement to Jacob Levy’s Talmudic dictionary. Following the outbreak of World War I, Mieses escaped to Vienna as a refugee, where he devoted himself to research in the city’s libraries. In 1916 he was appointed a chaplain in the Austro-Hungarian army, with the rank of captain, for the Tenth Corps, whose headquarters were located in Przemysl…In 1920 he joined the Polish army and was named chief Jewish chaplain, with the rank of colonel, serving until 1932.” (YIVO, 2016) Margaritha was a 16th century Hebraist who converted to Christianity. “He is best known for the 1530 book Der Fantze Jüdisch Glaub (The Whole Jewish Belief) . ” (Wikipedia, 2016) The book influenced Martin Luther’s anti-semitic treatise “On the Jews and Their Lies. ” SUBJECT(S) : Margaritha, Anton. Inscribed on the title page. Stamped on title page from the personal library of Rabbi HP Chajes, the Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Back hinge is reinforced with tape. Pages clear. About very good condition. (GER-58-59), Ger9, bibliog4, liturgy2
Stock number:38233.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin, J. Springer,, 1859
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 249 pages. 22 cm. In German. Second and final volume in the series, "Die Synagogale Poesie des Mittelalters. " Includes bibliographical references. Leopold Zunz (1794-1886) was the founding father of the 'Wissenschaft des Judentums. ' SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Liturgy and ritual -- History. Judaism -- Liturgy -- History. Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts -- History and criticism. This copy is inscribed by Hirsch Jakob Zimmels on the title page. Zimmels, in turn, gave the book to Rabbi HP Chajes, the Chief Rabbi of Vienna and Zionist leader who was chair of the World Zionist Congress from 1912 to 1925. Also includes a stamp from Chajes’ personal library on title page. One or two markings throughout. Slight foxing/discoloration. Otherwise about very good condition. (GER-0-10a), Ger9, LITURGY2
Stock number:38239.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, National Committee For Labor Palestine,, 1946-1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated blue and white paper wrappers with black-and-white photographs. 4to. About 12 pages each; 28 cm. Post-Holocaust and Statehood issues of this publication that continued the Histadrut Bulletin. The Histadrut “was founded in December 1929 in Haifa to look out for the interests of Jewish workers...The Histadrut became one of the most powerful institutions in the state of Israel, a mainstay of the Labour Zionist movement and, aside from being a trade union, its state-building role made it the owner of a number of businesses and factories and, for a time, the largest employer in the country. Until Israel began moving away from a socialist economy, the Histadrut, along with the government, owned most of the economy” (Wikipedia 2017) . Includes black-and-white photographs, tables, and articles on Histadrut accomplishments and includes photographic gems, such as Vol. IV No. 3, which includes a photograph of Golda Meir with her daughter captioned “Mother and Daughter: Goldie Meyerson, head of political office of Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, with daughter who is a member of a kibbutz in the Negev. ” SUBJECT(S) : Jews, Zionism, Periodicals, Labor Zionism. OCLC lists 2 holdings worldwide (Harvard, UMichigan) . Overall, very good condition. Minimal pencil markings and slight toning. Some edgewear and pencil markings that affect text. (HOLO2-134-28)
Stock number:38413.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York, 1961-1964
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, 30-40 pages per issue, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Include the issues Vol.8, 1-5, Vol. 9, 1-2, Vol.10, 1 and Vol. 11, 1 Founded in 1909, Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. It seeks to build Jewish identity and Zionist commitment in American Jewish youth and young adults (from their own website youngjudaea.org) SUBJECT(S) : Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-50), AMR4, ZIONISM1, MEA, period1, chidren1
Stock number:29824.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Detroit: Luis Lamed Foundation., 1941.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 156 pages. In Yiddish. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Literature, Jewish. Samuel Niger was the pseudonym of Samuel Charney (1883-1955) . A Zionist influenced by Adah Ha-Am and a Russian socialist revolutionary, he joined the Zionist-Socialist Workers Party, and was repeatedly arrested and tortured by Russian authorities. Though his first literary efforts were in Russian and Hebrew, his mature work was written mostly in Yiddish. In 1908, he, with A. Veiter and S. Gorelik, founded Literarishe Monatshriften, which became very popular and influential after the Czernowitz Yiddish Conference. In 1912, after three years in Europe, he began editing DiYidishe Velt. After being imprisoned by Polish legionaires in 1919, Niger left for the United States. In New York, he worked for Der Tog, a Yiddish daily; beginning in 1920, he worked for the paper for 35 years, “becoming the most revered and feared Yiddish critic of his generation. ” Outside of strictly literary work, Niger worked with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research from its inception, a and helped found the Congress for Jewish Culture. (Liptzin, EJ) Edgeworn, publisher's stamp on flyleaf, good condition. (HEB-4-10), Yid2, bibliog1, lit1,
Stock number:19172.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: CYCO, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Cloth, 8vo, 1116 pages, 24 cm. In Yiddish. A selection of testimonies, chronicles, letters, wills, inscriptions, poems, music, legends, stories and essays pertaining to Jewish martyrdom today and in bygone days. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Persecutions. Added Title: Kiddush Hashem. Samuel Niger was the pseudonym of Samuel Charney (1883-1955) . A Zionist influenced by Adah Ha-Am and a Russian socialist revolutionary, he joined the Zionist-Socialist Workers Party, and was repeatedly arrested and tortured by Russian authorities. Though his first literary efforts were in Russian and Hebrew, his mature work was written mostly in Yiddish. In 1908, he, with A. Veiter and S. Gorelik, founded Literarishe Monatshriften, which became very popular and influential after the Czernowitz Yiddish Conference. In 1912, after three years in Europe, he began editing DiYidishe Velt. After being imprisoned by Polish legionaires in 1919, Niger left for the United States. In New York, he worked for Der Tog, a Yiddish daily; beginning in 1920, he worked for the paper for 35 years, “becoming the most revered and feared Yiddish critic of his generation. ” Outside of strictly literary work, Niger worked with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research from its inception, a and helped found the Congress for Jewish Culture. (Liptzin, EJ) Light wear, Good Condition. (yiz-20-13/ny-1-1), Comhist2, yiz2, ee1, holo2
Stock number:10918.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Yerushalayim; Hotsaat Sefarim A. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-Ivrit, 1982
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Hardback. 8vo. 671 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added title page: The "He-Halutz" movement in Poland, 1917-1929. The He-Haluts was a Zionist pioneering movement in Poland. “The founders of He-? Aluts believed that no political or propaganda accomplishment would benefit Zionism in the long run unless it were complemented by deeds of personal fulfillment, which became a primary objective in the organization’s overall ideology. In other words, to actually implement the principles of He-? Aluts, the individual was expected both to identify with the Histadrut (Labor Federation) and to live on a cooperative kibbutz in Palestine. … On an ideological level, the basic foundations of the He-? Aluts movement were consolidated in 1917. Based on a combination of universal socialist and nationalist concepts, they drew ideological influence from the Tse‘ire Tsiyon party. He-? Aluts continued to evolve in Russia even after the change of regime. The fundamentals of agricultural training farms and links with the budding kibbutz movement in Palestine were laid down. … The Fourth Aliyah (1924–1929) marked the first test of the populist concept, since at the time of the Third Aliyah (1919–1923) —the previous immigration wave—He-? Aluts had still been in an amorphous ideological phase and had been a marginal factor in Diaspora public affairs. When He-? Aluts held its world conference in 1923, the movement numbered only 7, 000 registered members, but membership increased to tens of thousands within a year and a half. This massive growth led to a change in the organization’s social structure. High-school students and middle-class youth were now replaced with thousands of working-class youngsters and unemployed individuals, including members of Zionist Socialist parties. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia; He-Haluts; article written by Israel Oppenheim) . Israel Oppenheim is Professor Emeritus of the History of the Jewish People, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba. Subjects: Labor Zionism - Poland - History. Jews - Poland - History - 20th century. Histadrut he-H? Aluts be-Polin. Poland - Ethnic relations. Light soiling to outer edges, previous owners name in pen on inside endpage; otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (EE-5-32), Ee2, zionism1. (ja)
Stock number:32338.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London: Hoypt?buro Funm K?eren-Ha-Yesod, 1922
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original wraps. 8vo. 32 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Early British Zionist pamphlet on Chalutzim (Pioneers) in Eretz Yisroel, published by Karen Hayesod in London; written by “Shamai Pinsky (Kiev 1882 – Jerusalem 1941) poet, journalist, Zionist activist. Active in London and Romania. Moved to Jerusalem in 1939.” (National Library of Israel archives) Subjects: Halutzim. OCLC lists 4 copies (Bar Ilan, Ben Gurion, Natl Libr Israel, Univ Haifa) , none outside Israel. Edges worn to wraps, minor chipping to edges of back wrap, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (MX-36-2), Zionism1, brit1. (ja)
Stock number:31166.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin; "hechaluz", 1932-1933
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 12mo. 156; 159 pages. 18 cm. First edition. In German. Volume 2 was published the year that Hitler took power. 'The Jewish Labor Movement in Palestine'. Two volumes in the series: 1. T. Die Entwicklung der Bewegung von den ersten Anfängen bis 1932. 2 T. Das Werk der Organisierten Arbeiterschaft und seine Problematik. In the series: Deutsche Schriftenreihe "Jessodoth" des Welt-Verbandes Hechaluz, Heft 2-3. History of the Jewish workers movement in Palestine, organized socialist tendencies and socialist positions of the workers movement. Important historical reference work written by an activist in the Second International and the Socialist Zionist movement, translated into several languages. Subjects: Labor and laboring classes - Palestine - History. Jews - Palestine - History. Labor movement - Palestine. Socialism - Palestine. Labor unions - Palestine. Cooperation - Palestine. Cooperation. Labor movement. Labor unions. Socialism. Middle East – Palestine. OCLC lists 16 copies. Wraps soiled, worn, previous owners name on title page, otherwise clean. Good + condition. (ZION-7-48)
Stock number:35627.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [New York] Publicity Publications, American Council For Judaism, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Broadside
No date (1942-47) . First edition. 1 leaf 10 x 23cm. This Anti-Zionist fundraising mailer uses the famous Snellen chart eye chart design to convince supporters to donate money to ACJ. Includes black-and-white illustration of an eye. The American Council for Judaism (ACJ) “was founded in June 1942 by a group of leading Reform rabbis including six former presidents of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the president of the Hebrew Union College, as well as laymen, who opposed the creation of a religiously segregated Jewish Army to fight alongside the Allies” in WWII and Zionism (Wikipedia, 2016) . They believed that Judaism was a religion and not a nationality. SUBJECT(S) : Anti-Zionism. OCLC lists no copis. Slightly browning. Minimal wear that does not obstruct text. Faint pencil mark on back of card. About Very Good Condition. Rare. (zion-11-7)
Stock number:37769.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Palestine Art Distributors New York Copyright By Miller-Lynn Publishing Co. , New York, Jerusalem, 1928
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Original blue publisher’s cloth, large square. 8vo, 16 leaves with 15 tipped in plates. Each leaf contains a tipped in color print by Raban in the classic style with English text in a gilt Bezalel style “frame” on the facing page. Title translates as, "Chagaynu. Our Holidays: A Picture Book Drawn by Z. Raban of the Bezalel Srt school, Jerusalem." Chagaynu (meaning Our Holidays) is a beautiful picture book drawn by Zeev Raban of the Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem. The book includes 14 plates featuring gorgeous color illustrations by Raban, all showing Jewish holidays throughout the year. Each illustration includes with it a poem by Israeli children's author and poet Levin Kipnis ("Avi-Shai"). Each color plate is protect by tissue guards. Text in Hebrew. Raban, the artist, is regarded as a leading member of the Bezalel school art style, in which artists portrayed both Biblical and Zionist themes in a style influenced by the European Jugendstil (similar to Art Nouveau) and by traditional Persian and Syrian styles. Israel Museum Catalogue, Bezalel number 1348; Yeshiva University Museum Catalogue, Raban Remembered, number 78. Dime-sized stain on front end papers, otherwise very clean. Bookplate, no other markings. Wear to cloth boards. Overall Good+ Condition. (art-21-8AXX), yidchi2, zionism6, 215, 215i
Stock number:40614.
$US 350.00
Imprint: Palestine Art Distributors New York Copyright By Miller-Lynn Publishing Co. , New York, Jerusalem, 1928
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Original blue publisher’s cloth, large square. 8vo, 16 leaves with 15 tipped in plates. Each leaf contains a tipped in color print by Raban in the classic style with English text in a gilt Bezalel style “frame” on the facing page. Title translates as, "Chagaynu. Our Holidays: A Picture Book Drawn by Z. Raban of the Bezalel Srt school, Jerusalem." Chagaynu (meaning Our Holidays) is a beautiful picture book drawn by Zeev Raban of the Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem. The book includes 14 plates featuring gorgeous color illustrations by Raban, all showing Jewish holidays throughout the year. Each illustration includes with it a poem by Israeli children's author and poet Levin Kipnis ("Avi-Shai"). Each color plate is protect by tissue guards. Text in Hebrew. Raban, the artist, is regarded as a leading member of the Bezalel school art style, in which artists portrayed both Biblical and Zionist themes in a style influenced by the European Jugendstil (similar to Art Nouveau) and by traditional Persian and Syrian styles. Israel Museum Catalogue, Bezalel number 1348; Yeshiva University Museum Catalogue, Raban Remembered, number 78. Dime-sized stain on front end papers, otherwise. Bookplate, no other markings. Wear to cloth boards. Overall Good+ Condition. (art-21-8)
Stock number:38185.
$US 300.00
Imprint: London, R. Anscombe,edition: [2d Ed. ], 1952
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism -- History. Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952. Trial and error. RAbinowicz, (1902–1969) , was a financier, an author, and a Zionist. Born in Aspern, Austria, Rabinowicz studied at Brno, Prague and Berlin, later engaging in the gold business. He was active in the Zionist Revisionist movement and after 1933 became chairman of the Czechoslovak committee to boycott Nazi Germany. Ex library in good condition. (MX18-2), MX2 , zionism1
Stock number:21504.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Warsaw: Achiasaf Society, 1905
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition [and] 1st Hebrew edition. Period boards with original cover mounted on front, 8vo, [66], 25 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew. Two books published together. First Title is Mordekhai ‘Imanuel Noah by Rabbi Max Raisin. Title translates to Mordecai Manuel Noah. Second title is Masaot by Mordecai Manuel Noah, the First Hebrew translation of Noah’s famous “Travels in England, France, Spain and the Barbary States, in the years 1813-14 and 15.” Publishing the work in Hebrew, in Eastern Europe, was a way to reach the wider Jewish world to tell the amazing story of Noah, probably the most powerful Jew in the Western Hemisphere of the early 19th Century. Both are published by the Achiasaf Society, a Hebrew language publisher founded by noted Zionist thinker Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginzberg, better known as Ahad Ha’Am. It contains a brief biography of American-Jewish statesman and proto-Zionist thinker, Mordecai Manuel Noah, and Noah’s own accounts of his travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary Coast. (Today known as the Greater Maghreb. ) Noah, a journalist, playwright, politician, and lawyer, was one of the most prominent Jews of Early America, and served as Consul to Kingdom of Tunis (modern Tunisia) under President James Madison. When then-Secretary of State James Monroe removed Noah from Noah’s post, citing his religion as an “obstacle”, it sparked an outcry among American Jews and non-Jews alike, with Noah receiving letters of support from John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Discouraged from pursuing government positions, Noah continued his career as a newspaperman in New York, founding and editing numerous publications there. Unfortunately, Noah is probably best remembered for his ambitious but failed attempt to establish “Ararat, A Jewish City of Refuge” on Grand Island in Upstate New York. Noah’s ardent belief that Jews would flock to his settlement to escape international persecution proved false, and “Ararat” never came to be. Masaot was written in 1814, before Noah’s removal from his position of Consul, and ten years before the failure of Ararat. His biography is written by Rabbi Max Raisin, prominent early 20th-century historian of Jewish America. Inscribed at rear to the Noah Benevolent Society in 1936 "Upon the 85th anniversary of the death of Mordecai Manuel Noah."SUBJECT(S) Jewish politicians -- United States -- Biography -- Voyages and Travels. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, YU, HUC, and UPENN) Slight edgewear to cover. Paper beginning to yellow. Hinges starting. Otherwise Good Condition. Rare. (AMR-50-1A), Amr6, heb3, INBT Mo
Stock number:37533.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Chicago, [N. S. ], 1935
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 138, 50 pages. Port. 27 cm. In Hebrew and English. “Silber (1881–1946) was a Lithuanian-born Orthodox rabbi who grew to become a leader in American Zionist Orthodoxy. For 35 years, Silber was a role model for Orthodox Jewish life in Chicago and across the country. He differed from his peers in his fluent English, being well-versed in American history, literature and culture, and advocating a synthesis of secular and Talmud study. He also worked closely with non-Orthodox rabbis on communal matters. In his later years, Silber was a prominent member of Mizrachi, attending several World Zionist Congresses abroad. ” (EJ) CONTENTS: “Free government in ancient Israel, ” by I. H. Hertz; “The outlook of Greek culture upon Judaism, ” by I. Herzog; “Remarks on the Sabbatai Zevi movement, ” by S. Zeitlin; “Herzl and his philosophy, ” by M. Shulman. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism. Silber, Saul, 1881-1946. Added title page: “Gibeath Saul. ” OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (FEST1-105), Fest2, heb2, amr4, zionism1, cds
Stock number:27235.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: East And West Pub. Co., 1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 4to. 27 pages, 31 cm. In English. This periodical included writing by some of the biggest names in Jewish literature, including Sholom Asch and Sholom Aleichem. This issue also contains an article entitle “Polemics on Nationalism, ” which discussed Zionist thinking of the time. It was published monthly, beginning in April 1915, but only lasted until 1916. It was edited by famous U. S. Yiddish journalist, Harry Rogoff (EJ, 2007) . SUBJECTS: American literature -- Jewish authors -- Periodicals. Jewish arts -- United States -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UCalifornia, Brandeis, UPenn) . Very good condition with beautifully illustrated advertisements throughout. Scarce (AMR-54-25), amr7, per1
Stock number:40561.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; American Friends Of The Hebrew University, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era publication. 'The Hebrew university and its place in the modern world, being the Lucien Wolf memorial lecture, 1945, delivered before the Jewish historical society of England in March 1945.' Lecture delivered on the beginnings and current work of the Hebrew University of Jersualem, emphasizing the unique role it has of being a major research university with unparalleled subject offerings and its major role in Palestine and in the Zionist and Hebrew revival project. Subjects: Jerusalem. Hebrew University. Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim. OCLC lists 11 copies of the American Friends of the Hebrew University edition. Very clean. Very good + condition. (ZION-7-21), holo17, zionism6, xoo
Stock number:35598.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London; Jewish Historical Society Of England, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 12mo. 14, [2] pages. 18 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era publication. Lucien Wolf memorial lecture, 1945. Lecture delivered on the beginnings and current work of the Hebrew University of Jersualem, emphasizing the unique role it has of being a major research university with unparalleled subject offerings and its major role in Palestine and in the Zionist and Hebrew revival project. Subjects: Jerusalem. Hebrew University. Universitah ha-`Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim. OCLC lists 22 copies of this edition. Light wear to wraps. Very clean. Very good + condition. (ZION-7-21A)
Stock number:35599.
$US 100.00
Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, 1915
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 214 pages. Maps on endpapers. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Soviet Union. Jews -- Poland. FRIEDLAENDER, ISRAEL (1876–1920) , scholar, Zionist, community activist. Friedlander was born In Kovel, Poland, and raised In Praga-Warsaw. After proving his ability at an early age to master biblical and rabbinic texts, he moved, like many promising scholars of his generation, to Berlin, where he enrolled in the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary. Matriculating at the University of Berlin, he then transferred to the new German University of Strasbourg, where he earned a Ph. D. In Semitic languages under Theodor Noeldeke. In his dissertation, he argued for the purity of the Arabic language in Maimonides's Guide to the Perplexed. Denied a German University post because of antisemitism, in 1903, Friedlaender welcomed an invitation by Solomon *Schechter to join the faculty of the reorganized Jewish Theological Seminary as a professor of Bible. Two years later, he married Lilian Ruth Bentwich, daughter of the prominent British Zionist Herbert *Bentwich . (EJ, Shargel) Very good condition in good dust jacket. (SPEC-33-1), SPEC6, comhist2, ee2, INBT, MEA
Stock number:28643.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
good; London: English Zionist Federation, 1917. Wrappers; 8vo. 24 pages. Jewish question. OCLC lists ten copies worldwide. Wear and light soiling to cover. Good condition. (ZION-9-12)
Stock number:36015.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, N. Y. ; Education And Youth Dept. , Jewish National Fund, 1953
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 4to. 21, 8 pages. 28 cm. First edition. With 8 page section in Hebrew. Issued November 1953 – Kislev 5714. Program syllabus by the Jewish National Fund for Zionist education teachers. Contains materials for use, suggested programs and activities, commemoration of the life of Zvi Hermann Schapira, and a large section on the Jewish National Fund, its program and achievements. Contains frontispiece printed letter from Usher Kirshblum on the late Professor Zvi Hermann Schapira. Subjects: Schapira, Hermann Hirsch, 1840-1898. Jewish National Fund. Zionism - United States. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Huc, Johns Hopkins, Natl Libr Israel, NYPL) . Wraps in poor condition with edgewear and fragile; internally very clean. Good condition. (ZION-7-27) xx
Stock number:35605.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: [No Publisher], 1905
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 18 pages, 20 cm. In English. Interesting look at how world-wide Jewry might be organized under one umbrella, a sort of Zionist goal without a focus on territory. Rabbi Samuel Schulman (1864-1955) was a prominent early twentieth-century American rabbi. He served as a rabbi in Helena, Montana, and was instrumental in the construction of Montana's first synagogue, Temple Emanu-el. He then moved to Kansas City before finally settling in New York City as rabbi at Temple Beth-El (Wikipedia, 2019) . SUBJECTS: Jewish sermons. American. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (HUC and UPenn) . Wrappers are mildly soiled and some pages are dog eared. Fold through middle. Good+ Condition. Rare. (AMR-56-6), amr7, 215
Stock number:40896.
$US 225.00
Imprint: New York, Avukah, 1930
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages; 21.5 cm. “A proper understanding of the full situation is the first essential to thoughtful action, and this understanding can be reached only from a full consideration of all the factors involved: the historic and immediate, the political and the individual. ” Strongly associated with Louis Brandeis, Avukah was a Zionist youth movement organization. Schwartz and Wise wrote a detailed syllabus divided into practical sections with working bibliographies that was intended to educate Avukah groups in universities. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Education. OCLC lists 7 holdings worldwide, none in New York or Pennsylvania. Significant browning of pages. Some staining to cover. Dogeared bottom corners. Original paper wrappers in good- condition, pages in about good condition. (zion-11-11)
Stock number:37773.
$US 135.00
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 22, 771 pages. In Hebrew with some German and English. Includes article by Abraham Isaac Katsh. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew philology; Rabbinical literature; Shazar, Zalman, 1889-1974; Bible. O. T. Has worn dust jacket with large tears around the edges. Shazar (1889-1974) was born in Belorussia, and, as a Socialst Zionist, was the third president of Israel. An active European Zionist from his youth, he first visited Palestine in 1911, and settled permanently there in 1924. He was elected to the Knesset in 1949, and then reelected. He was appointed minister of culture and education from 1949 to 1951. Shazar was elected president in 1963, and, reelected five years later for a second term, was in office till 1973.(Kressel, EJ) Abraham I. Katsh's bookplate. Bumped corners, good+ condition. (Katsh-1-21) xxxx, Katsh1, , bible1, zionism1, heb1, rab4, fest1
Stock number:19484.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, MacMillan, 1963
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. Viii, 459 pages. Port. 26 cm. Contributors include David Ben Gurion, Izhak Ben-Zevi, and Abba Eban. Silver (1893-1963) was a U.S. Reform rabbi and Zionist leader. He founded the Dr. Herzl Zion Club, a Hebrew-speaking group which evolved into Young Judaea, the first Zionist youth organization in the U.S. SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Jews -- History. Named Person: Silver, Abba Hillel, 1893-1963. "A bibliography of the writings of Abba Hillel Silver": pages [99]-120. Bibliographical footnotes. Very good condition. (FEST-1-34), Fest2, fest2, bibliog1, zionism1, amr4, cds
Stock number:27126.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Warsaw: Bi-Defus Shuldberg. Http://Www.danwymanbooks.com/Hebrew/Heb-6-1.jpg, 1904.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 540 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism; Sokolow, Nahum, 1859-1936. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Sokolow (1859-1936) was born and educated in Poland. The command of diverse languages and literary traditions he acquired through both a religious and a secular education served him well in his later life. He began writing for newspapers in the 1870s, particularly about science and current affairs. Though he at first held reservations concerning Zionism, after the First Zionist Congress and meeting Theodore Herzel, Sokolow supported the movement, and was soon the secretary, and then later president, of the World Zionist Organization. After each visit to Palestine, he published his impressions, and along with personal meetings in The U. S. , Canada, England and elsewhere, won Zionism many supporters. (Kressel, EJ) Pages darkened around the edges, ex library with usual markings, has been very nicely rebound, very good condition. (HEB-6-1), HEB3, zionism1, fest2
Stock number:31303.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Warsaw: Bi-Defus Shuldberg. Http://Www.danwymanbooks.com/Hebrew/Heb-6-1.jpg, 1904.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 540 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism; Sokolow, Nahum, 1859-1936. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Sokolow (1859-1936) was born and educated in Poland. The command of diverse languages and literary traditions he acquired through both a religious and a secular education served him well in his later life. He began writing for newspapers in the 1870s, particularly about science and current affairs. Though he at first held reservations concerning Zionism, after the First Zionist Congress and meeting Theodore Herzel, Sokolow supported the movement, and was soon the secretary, and then later president, of the World Zionist Organization. After each visit to Palestine, he published his impressions, and along with personal meetings in The U. S. , Canada, England and elsewhere, won Zionism many supporters. (Kressel, EJ) Original binding repaired with new backstrip and corners, very good condition. (HEB-6-1A)
Stock number:37717.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Johannesburg: The South African Habonim Council, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 66 pages, 22 cm. In English. Nazi-era imprint from South Africa. Habonim Dror was on the leading Jewish Labor Zionist youth organizations. The South African movement was founded by Norman Lourie in 1929 (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Habonim Dror - Labor Zionism. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (NLSA, Msunduzi, British Lib. ) , none in the US. Ex-library with usual markings. Wrappers are loose and edge worn. Internally very good. Scarce. (ZION2-1-8), zionism6
Stock number:40503.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Baltimore: H. F. Siemers, 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 498 pages, 24 cm. Sigerman 3405. Oeinard 869. In English and Hebrew. Includes illustrations. Szold's Commentary on Job' “written in classical Hebrew and conceived in an original and deeply Jewish spirit, attests the accuracy of his scholarship” (EJ, 1906) . “This commentary on Job was both the first volume of Biblical exegesis as well as the first scientific work published by a Jew in America. Benjamin Szold was born in Hungary in 1829. After becoming a rabbi, Szold led Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore, shaping it into a leading U. S. Congregation. Szold was a Zionist, communal leader, and Hebraist. He was the father of Henrietta Szold, herself a leading Zionist (Szold Papers) . SUBJECTS: Bible. Job — Commenataries. Ex-library with usual markings. Boards are worn. Very good condition. (RAB-65-40), Bible4, amr7
Stock number:40690.
$US 110.00
Imprint: Paris: Plon., 1967.
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 370 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – Soviet Union; Zionist – biography; Statesmen – Israel – biography; Juifs – Russie. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (McGill Univ. , Univ. Laval) . Tsur (also Tchernowitz) (1906–1990) was an “Israel diplomat and Zionist leader. Born in Vilna, the son of Samuel Tchernowitz, Tsur settled in Erez Israel in 1921. He was educated in Jerusalem and the universities of Paris and Florence”(EJ) . Very good condition. (FR-1-3) , FRENCH1
Stock number:18273.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin: Ayanot, 1923
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 8 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Ayanot’s New Release: for the 13th Zionist Congress in Carlsbad in 1923.” A publishing catalog for the small publishing firm founded by famed Jewish philosopher, Simon Rawidowicz in 1922. The catalog was printed specially for the 13th Zionist Congress (in which the Jewish Agency was conceived) and was presumably used as a marketing tool. They published more than a dozen titles during their first three years, many of which are featured in this catalog. Chaim Nahman Bialik, who was friends with Rawidowicz in Berlin, opposed the publishing house because it competed with Devir Publishing house, of which he was the editor-in-chief. (Myers, 2014) . Rawidowicz would go on to serve as chair of the Department of Near-Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. SUBJECTS: Jewish publishing. OCLC does not list any copies. Binding is starting. Edgewear to wrappers and browning pages. Otherwise Good Condition. Rare (ZION-14-50), zion
Stock number:37999.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Berlin: Ayanot, 1923
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 8 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Ayanot’s New Release: for the 13th Zionist Congress in Carlsbad in 1923.” A publishing catalog for the small publishing firm founded by famed Jewish philosopher, Simon Rawidowicz in 1922. The catalog was printed specially for the 13th Zionist Congress (in which the Jewish Agency was conceived) and was presumably used as a marketing tool. They published more than a dozen titles during their first three years, many of which are featured in this catalog. Chaim Nahman Bialik, who was friends with Rawidowicz in Berlin, opposed the publishing house because it competed with Devir Publishing house, of which he was the editor-in-chief. (Myers, 2014) . Rawidowicz would go on to serve as chair of the Department of Near-Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. SUBJECTS: Jewish publishing. OCLC does not list any copies. Binding is starting. Edgewear to wrappers and browning pages. Otherwise Good Condition. Rare (ZION-13-50)
Stock number:38345.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London; Bnei Akiveh, Bachad Fellowship, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 19 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Some Hebrew throughout. Torah va'avodah library, no. 2. Dedicated to Moshe Zvi Weinstock. Contains a discussion of the holiday, with poems, selections from the Bible, Midrash, and Talmud detailing Chamishah Asar Bi'Shevat (Jewish arbor day celebrated on the fifteenth of Shevat) . “The mother of the Jew is Eretz Israel. The heart of every Jewish child is tied to his holy motherland […] And when this day comes, the fifteenth of Shevat, the day on which the yemot Ha'Geshamim, the period of heavy rainfall is over in Eretz Israel, and the sap begins to rise in its trees, awaking them to a new spring and new life” - pg 5. Bachad was a religious Zionist youth movement in pre-war Germany called Brit Chalutzim Datiim which shortened its name “to its initial letters Bachad. Its members prepared themselves for Aliya. A group of them came over to England among the refugees who were permitted to enter this country in the years immediately before the war. They were accommodated in a castle in Wales [Gwrych Castle] and set up Hachshara centres in Bromsgrove and other places, as well as a Merkaz Limmud in Manchester to which members came from the Hachsharah centres for periods of three or six months for intensive Jewish studies. Later on a farm was bought at Thaxted in Essex which became not only a model Hachsharah centre but very quickly a successful agricultural venture which at one time won first prize for having the best milk yielding cow in Essex! ” (bauk, 2013) . Subjects: Tu bi-Shevat. OCLC lists 8 copies. Wraps previously folded, light soiling to outer margins, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-40-14), SPEC6, BRIT1, ZIONISM2. (JA) , holo10, exile1
Stock number:33532.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: London; Mizrachi Federation And Bachad Fellowship, 1942
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In English with three pages of Hebrew at rear. Torah v'Avodah Library. Contains discussion of the significance and laws of the Feast, the Kindling of the Lights, and contains Hebrew passages from Talmud, Midrash, and Maimonides. With discussion of the celebration of the feast in Eretz Israel. Bachad was a religious Zionist youth movement in pre-war Germany called Brit Chalutzim Datiim which shortened its name “to its initial letters Bachad. Its members prepared themselves for Aliya. A group of them came over to England among the refugees who were permitted to enter this country in the years immediately before the war. They were accommodated in a castle in Wales [Gwrych Castle] and set up Hachshara centres in Bromsgrove and other places, as well as a Merkaz Limmud in Manchester to which members came from the Hachsharah centres for periods of three or six months for intensive Jewish studies. Later on a farm was bought at Thaxted in Essex which became not only a model Hachsharah centre but very quickly a successful agricultural venture which at one time won first prize for having the best milk yielding cow in Essex! ” (Bauk, 2013) . Subjects: Hannukah. OCLC lists one copy (Natl Libr Israel) . Ex-libris stamp of Aron Owen (author of a short biography on Rashi) . Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. Quite scarce. (SPEC-40-17), SPEC6, ZIONISM1, BRIT1. (JA) , liturgy1, exile1
Stock number:33541.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society., 1968.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 347 pages. Maps on endpapers. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - colonization - Africa, East. CONTENTS: Introduction; The early development of the East African Protectorate; The birth of political Zionism; The formal offer to the Zionists; Settler reactions to the offer; The colonial official, the missionary and the offer; Motives, objections and the press; Jews in turmoil-probable abandonment of the scheme; The scheme revived; The Zionist expedition to East Africa; ITO and East Africa; Conclusion. Has dust jacket. Jacket and first few pages has moisture stain on fore edge, good+ condition. (ComHist-16-1), Comhist2, mx3, yiz12,
Stock number:22308.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, East And West Library, 1954
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Brown Stapled Wrappers. 8vo. [12]-19 pages ; 22 cm. Offprint from “Essays Presented To Leo Baeck On The Occasion Of His Eightieth Birthday, ” published by East and West Library in London in 1954. This copy is inscribed by Bentwhich on the wrappers, “With Norman’s Love and Apologies. ” “Norman De Mattos Bentwich OBE MC (1883 – 1971) was a British barrister and legal academic. He was the British-appointed attorney-general of Mandatory Palestine and a lifelong Zionist… Norman Bentwich was the oldest son of British Zionist Herbert Bentwich. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) Creased along the middle of every page. Otherwise about very good condition. (BR-11-56)
Stock number:38896.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Hearst Unofficial Senatorial Commission., [1936]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 80 pages. 25 cm. First edition. "Reprinted from the New York American and other Hearst newspapers. " Reports of Hearst Unofficial Senatorial Commission. Members: the Hon. Royal S. Copeland, the Hon. Warren R. Austin, the Hon. Daniel O. Hastings. Contains numerous reports on Palestine from visits by members of the US Senate to Palestine; addresses the riots, world politics and Palestine, and argues in favor of the Zionist project. Subjects: Jews - Palestine. Palestinian Arabs. Jews. Palestinian Arabs. Palestine - History - 1917-1948. Middle East - Palestine. Wear to wrappers, institutional stamp on title page, number on cover, otherwise clean. Good - condition. (ZION-7-58B) xx, zionism6
Stock number:40047.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Moskvah [Moscow]: Va’ad Hoveret Ha-Mishpat Ha-Ivri, 1918
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Period boards. 8vo. 161 pages. 26 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Jewish Law: Science Quarterly. ” A fascinating Zionist Hebrew journal from the early Soviet period providing insight into the rarely discussed topic of the Jewish legal revival movement that occurred in Palestine during the British Mandate. It deals with practical, modern applications of Jewish law that were, no doubt, highly influential on the development of law in modern Israel. Dikshtein was a leading advocate of creating a legal system based on Jewish law, but fit for statehood. (Likhovski, 2006) . He was a practicing lawyer in Europe before emigrating to Palestine. He was also awarded the Israel Prize for jurisprudence in 1957. (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Jewish law -- Periodicals. OCLC lists three copies worldwide (HUC, Brandeis, Harvard) , none in New York. Ex-library with usual, minimal markings. Pages are browning, but clean. Overall Very Good Condition. (YID-30-39)
Stock number:39855.
$US 1000.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv: Tcherikower, 1975
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 93 pages. 19cm. In Hebrew and Georgian. The title translates to “Georgian Jews in Georgia and Israel. ” Natan Eliasvhili (1893-1929) was a Georgian-Jewish academic, teacher, and Zionist. He was instrumental in settling dozens of Georgian-Jewish families to Palestine from the Soviet Union. He was also instrumental in the spread of Zionist ideology throughout Georgia. SUBJECTS: Georgia – Georgian Jews. OCLC lists only 2 copies, both of which are in Europe (Bayerisch, Danish Natl Lib) . Ex-library with usual markings. Signature of author on title page. Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-7), Sef9, comhist2, jts
Stock number:37641.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Berlin, Rimon, 1923
Binding: Hardcover
Original illustrated boards. 12mo. 153 pages; 20 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Herman Cohen: Who Preached Morality and His Teachings in Judaism. ” Includes portraits and facsimiles. Klatzkin (1882-1948) was an “author, philosopher, and Zionist. Klatzkin was born in Bereza Kartuska, Brest-Litovsk district, today Belarus. The son of Elijah Klatzkin, a prominent rabbinical scholar, who gave him a thorough education in all branches of traditional Jewish studies. At the age of 18, Klatzkin went to Germany, first to Frankfurt on the Main and then to Marburg, where he studied philosophy under Hermann Cohen. He received his doctorate from the University of Berne in 1912. In the following years Klatzkin was active in Germany as a writer for Hebrew periodicals, including Ha-Zeman, Ha-Shilo’ah, and Ha-Tekufah, and as editor of Die Welt, the organ of the Zionist Organization, and later in Heidelberg, of the Freie Zionistische Blaetter. From 1912 to 1915 he was director of the Jewish National Fund in Cologne. From 1915 to 1919 he edited the Swiss Bulletin Juif, which covered world events of special relevance to Jews during World War I and established the publishing firm Al ha-Mishmar, which issued a series of books on Jewish problems in French and German. In Berlin Klatzkin founded another publishing house, Eshkol, and continued writing for the Jewish press. In 1924 he and his lifelong friend Nahum Goldmann initiated the Encyclopaedia Judaica, of which ten volumes appeared between 1928 and 1934. Two volumes of a parallel Hebrew edition, Enziklopedyah Yisre’elit, were issued in 1929–32. Klatzkin acted as editor in chief in cooperation with leading Jewish scholars…Klatzkin was a student of philosophy as well as a brilliant Hebrew essayist. In philosophy Klatzkin opposed his teacher Cohen, whose philosophy and interpretation of Judaism he submitted to searching criticism in the monograph Hermann Cohen. He also devoted a critical study to Spinoza, Baruch Spinoza, in which he stressed the Jewish influences in his intellectual background and style; he translated Spinoza’s Ethics from the Latin to Hebrew as Torat ha-Middot. Klatzkin developed his own philosophy, which may be described as vitalistic, emphasizing the biological, instinctive aspect of life rather than the intellectual one, in Sheki'at ha-? Ayyim, and in Der Erkenntnistrieb als Lebens und Todesprinzip” (Sole and Scheps in EJ, 2007) . SUBJECT(S) : Jewish Philosophy. Ex-library markings. Browning to pages. Mild edgewear. Minimal staining. Very good condition. (RAB-46-11C), Ger9, rab13
Stock number:38641.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Shik?ago [Chicago]: Druk Fun Y. Shapiro, 1910
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 200 pages. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to "Jewish Worlds: Stories, Sketches, and Photos. " Solomon Baruch Komaiko (1879-1957) was an American author, journalist, and Zionist activist. Upon the recommendation of Professor Richard Gottheil, Komaiko became the chief American correspondent to Die Welt which appeared in Vienna as the official organ of the Zionist movement. In 1903, Komaiko settled in Chicago, contributing for a number of years to local Yiddish papers, such as the Chicago Sentinel and the Jewish Daily Courier. Komaiko also wrote for the Jewish Daily News of New York, the Jewish Morning Journal, the Jewish Record, and many other daily Yiddish- and English-language newspapers. As a result of his work as a journalist and author, Komaiko is regarded as one of the 100 most influential Chicago Jews of the 20th century. During World War I, Komaiko held several high-profile positions related to the war effort. After the Treaty of Versailles, Komaiko used his notoriety to secure American diplomatic recognition for the newly formed Republic of Lithuania. SUBJECTS: Yiddish wit and humor. Soiling to boards. Internally Very Good. Overall Good+ Condition. (YID-27-16)
Stock number:39132.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
New York: George H. Doran, 1918. 1st edition. Wrappers; 12mo. Vii, 93 pages. A brief and comprehensive survey of the various forms of celebration in Jewry in honor of the promulgation of the British Charter of Zionism, confined to the events and utterances of the first few weeks following publication of Mr. Balfour's historic letter. Chapters include: Resolutions, Statements, and Messages of Zionist Organisations; Resolutions of Other Jewish Organizations; Views of Jewish Leaders; Public Demonstrations; Press Comment. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Palestine. Zionism. Note(s) : "The charter of Zionism, letter from the British government ... To Lord Rothschild, in which Mr. A. J. Balfour, secretary of state for foreign affairs, declared the sympathy of the British government with Zionist aspirations and its favourable attitude towards the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people. " Wear to spine & front cover, which also has institutional stamps. Otherwise Good Condition. (ZION-16-24), zion6
Stock number:40041.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Kovno [Kaunas]: Ha-Sefer, 1934
Binding: Hardcover
Original paper wrappers rebound in period boards. 8vo. 32 pages. 16 cm. In Hebrew. Hitler-era Lithuanian Yiddish edition of this Zionist Classic, “Auto-Emancipation. ” Pinkser (1821-1891) born in Odessa, was originally an advocate of Haskalah enlightenment and assimilation for Russian Jews. However, after the pogrom of 1881, he became a Zionist. As such, he led the organization Hibbat Zion, supported emigration to a Jewish homeland, and published his famous book, Auto-emancipation. Originally published anonymously, this work “analyzed the psychological and social roots of antisemitism and called for the establishment of a Jewish national center. ” Though Pinsker did not originally wish to endorse Palestine as the only possibility for the Jewish homeland, towards the end of his life, he was convinced that it was the only workable option. (EJ, 2007) . SUBJECTS: Zionism – Jewish nationalism. OCLC doesn’t list any copies of this edition. Good+ Condition. (ZION-14-39), zion
Stock number:37990.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Warsaw: Achiasaf Society, 1905
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition [and] 1st Hebrew edition. Modern boards, 8vo, [66], 25 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew. Two books published together. First Title is Mordekhai ‘Imanuel Noah by Rabbi Max Raisin. Title translates to Mordecai Manuel Noah. Second title is Masaot by Mordecai Manuel Noah, the First Hebrew translation of Noah’s famous “Travels in England, France, Spain and the Barbary States, in the years 1813-14 and 15.” Publishing the work in Hebrew, in Eastern Europe, was a way to reach the wider Jewish world to tell the amazing story of Noah, probably the most powerful Jew in the Western Hemisphere of the early 19th Century. Both are published by the Achiasaf Society, a Hebrew language publisher founded by noted Zionist thinker Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginzberg, better known as Ahad Ha’Am. It contains a brief biography of American-Jewish statesman and proto-Zionist thinker, Mordecai Manuel Noah, and Noah’s own accounts of his travels in England, France, Spain, and the Barbary Coast. (Today known as the Greater Maghreb. ) Noah, a journalist, playwright, politician, and lawyer, was one of the most prominent Jews of Early America, and served as Consul to Kingdom of Tunis (modern Tunisia) under President James Madison. When then-Secretary of State James Monroe removed Noah from Noah’s post, citing his religion as an “obstacle”, it sparked an outcry among American Jews and non-Jews alike, with Noah receiving letters of support from John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Discouraged from pursuing government positions, Noah continued his career as a newspaperman in New York, founding and editing numerous publications there. Unfortunately, Noah is probably best remembered for his ambitious but failed attempt to establish “Ararat, A Jewish City of Refuge” on Grand Island in Upstate New York. Noah’s ardent belief that Jews would flock to his settlement to escape international persecution proved false, and “Ararat” never came to be. Masaot was written in 1814, before Noah’s removal from his position of Consul, and ten years before the failure of Ararat. His biography is written by Rabbi Max Raisin, prominent early 20th-century historian of Jewish America. SUBJECT(S) Jewish politicians -- United States -- Biography -- Voyages and Travels. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, YU, HUC, and UPENN) . Ex-Library with usual markings. Paper beginning to yellow. Otherwise Very Good Condition. Rare. (AMR-50-1), Amr6, heb3
Stock number:37450.
$US 500.00
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Imprint: Baltimore; H. F. Siemers, 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Boards 8vo. XXIV, 498 pages. 24 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew, with two color illustrations; commentary in Rashi type. Long warm inscripion in Hebrew and Germany from "The Author" [Der Verfasser] Szold's Commentary on Job' (Baltimore, 1886) , written in classical Hebrew and conceived in an original and deeply Jewish spirit, attests the accuracy of his scholarship. ” - 1906 JE. “This commentary on Job was both the first volume of Biblical exegesis as well as the first scientific work published by a Jew in America. ” - Goldman, #197, Hebrew Printing in America. “Benjamin Szold was born in Hungary in 1829. After becoming a rabbi, Szold led Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore, shaping it into a leading U. S. Congregation. Szold was a Zionist, communal leader, and Hebraist. He was the father of Henrietta Szold, herself a leading Zionist. Benjamin Szold died in 1902.” - A Finding Aid to the Benjamin Szold Papers. 1855-1902. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Job – Commentaries. Spine chipped. Ex-Library with usual markings. Inscription page seperating at binding with old stain, trimmed close. Otherwise Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-30B), BIBLE4, AMR6, RAB12. (JA) south1, INBT Mo
Stock number:40862.
$US 120.00
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Imprint: Baltimore; H. F. Siemers, 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Period boards. 8vo. XXIV, 498 pages. 24 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew, with two color illustrations; commentary in Rashi type. Szold's Commentary on Job' (Baltimore, 1886) , written in classical Hebrew and conceived in an original and deeply Jewish spirit, attests the accuracy of his scholarship. ” - 1906 JE. “This commentary on Job was both the first volume of Biblical exegesis as well as the first scientific work published by a Jew in America. ” - Goldman, #197, Hebrew Printing in America. “Benjamin Szold was born in Hungary in 1829. After becoming a rabbi, Szold led Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore, shaping it into a leading U. S. Congregation. Szold was a Zionist, communal leader, and Hebraist. He was the father of Henrietta Szold, herself a leading Zionist. Benjamin Szold died in 1902.” - A Finding Aid to the Benjamin Szold Papers. 1855-1902. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Job – Commentaries. Spine chipped. Ex-Library with usual markings. Otherwise Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-30A), BIBLE4, AMR6, RAB12. (JA) south1, INBT Mo
Stock number:37576.
$US 120.00
Imprint: New York: Tsentral Komitet Fun Der Idish-Sotsyalistisher Arbayter Partey Poyle Tsien, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
No Date (1910s). First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 39 pages, 20 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to “The ABCs of Labor Zionism. ” Isaac Zaar (1884-1957) was born Isaac Rabinovitshh in the Vilna district. He was heavily active in his local Zionist movements and wrote extensively on the topic. In 1907, Zar participated in the eighth Zionist Congress and from there took off for the United States to edit the organ of Labor Zionism, Der idisher kemfer (The Jewish fighter) . SUBJECTS: Labor Zionism. OCLC Number: 123003560. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (YIVO, HUC, Brandeis, NYPL Stanford)., . Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. Scarce. (ZION-14-46-X-’l), zion
Stock number:37995.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Berlin: Horodisch & Marx; Leipzig: Poeschel & Trepte, 1925
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 4to. 41 pages, 39 cm. In German. Beautiful lithographs of Palestine by Hermann Struck. Title translates to "The New Canaan. " Hermann Struck (1876-1944) was a famous German Jewish artist whose students included Marc Chagall, Lesser Ury, Jacob Steinhardt, and more. He was commissioned to make portraits of Herzl, Einstein, Frued, Neitzsche, Oscar Wilde and others. Arnold Zweig (1887-1968) was a similarly famous German writer and Socialist Zionist (Wikipedia, 2019) . SUBJECTS: Palestine -- Pictorial works. Features lithographs of Palestine and its holy sites. Spine rebacked, boards are lightly worn. Internally very good. (GER-55-10-BJLKK'm), Art2, zionism6, ger10
Stock number:41124.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York, 1955
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Judaean Leaves include the issues January (28 pages) , February (30 pages) , March (21 pages) , April (12 pages) , May (27 pages) , Summer (19 pages) , November (20 pages) , December (29 pages) , Leader’s Guide (40 pages ) bound in between Summer and November issues. Yocheved (Judith) Herschlag (Muffs) , was born in 1926 in Queens, NY. She joined Ha-Shomer ha-Dati, a religious kibbutz-oriented Zionist youth group, and went to their training farm in upstate NY in 1946. In 1947, when she was nineteen, she immigrated illegally to British-controlled Palestine with the famed Exodus ship. She settled with her garin [aliyah group] at a kibbutz. The kibbutz fought off several Arab attacks during the Israeli War of Independence in 1947–1949. Judith Herschlag served as a messenger during times of alert, learning to throw grenades and to shoot. Shortly after her return to the United States in late 1949, she started to work for Young Judaea, an educational movement for Zionist youth. She first served as a group leader and then, beginning in 1954, as national program director. Eventually, she wrote five volumes of “Judaean Leaves, ” a program guide for group leaders. While she worked at Young Judaea, she returned to university studies. In 1970, she married Rabbi Yochanan Muffs, Distinguished Service Professor of Bible studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Throughout her entire professional career, Muffs has striven to promote love of Judaism among Jewish young people, and understanding of Judaism among those of other faiths. , SUBJECT(S) : Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-49), AMR4, ZIONISM1, MEA, period1, chidren1
Stock number:29823.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Nyu York: Yiddisher Kaempfer Publ. Co. ; N, 1907-1908
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Period boards. 4to. 14 pages each, 33 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to “The Jewish Militant. ” Complete second year run. An important Labor Zionist periodical of Poale Zion, initially published in Philadelphia from 1906-1907 before moving to New York from 1907-1920. US Poale Zion published a Yiddish newspaper, the Yidisher Kempfer, and an English journal, Jewish Frontier, edited by Hayim Greenberg and Marie Syrkin (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Labor Zionism -- United States -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (NYPL, YIVO, Harvard) . Boards defective, pages wavy from old dampness, but contents are good. (AMR-54-13), yidper2, , 215
Stock number:40508.
$US 1000.00
Imprint: Warsaw: Isaak Trywaks., 1919.
Binding: Wrappers.
8vo. 47, 47, 48, 77 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated. Issues 1 (August) , 2 (September) , 3 (October) , and 4&5 (December) bound together. SUBJECT(S) : Palestine -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 9 libraries worldwide. Great interwar Polish Zionist photo journal, named after and inspired, of course, by Herzl's novel of the same name. Ex-library. Cover scuffed and chipped. Pages dark. Interior in good condition. (HEB-5-8), Yid1, yidper2, zionism1, period1
Stock number:19394.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Information Division, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; 8vo. 32 pages. Illustrated copiously with photographs. OC LC lists five copies worldwide. Israel-Arab War, 1967--Occupied territories Excellent condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15756.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Frankfurt: AM, April 1918
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 16 pages. In German. "Agudat Yisrael was founded in Katowice (Upper Silesia, now in the southwestern part of Poland) , in 1912, with purpose of providing an umbrella organization for observant Jews, who opposed the Zionist movement" (Wikipedia 2012) . In good condition. (MX17-19), MX2 , ger7, period1
Stock number:21499.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Washington D. C. : U. S. G. P.O, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 72 pages, 23 cm. In English. Front wrapper is marked “Confidential print. ” Early (1943) confidential internal discussion by the US congress of rescue of the Jews of Europe, as well of how to deal with refugees abroad, including whether to admit them to the United States and other topics concerning anti-semitism and Nazi abuses. SUBJECTS: World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees. World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief. Ex-library with usual, minimal markings. Edgewear to wrappers, zionist stamp, number penned on cover, tape repair to spine, Good Condition. Very important, a core Holocaust document. (YID-41-20A) xx, holo17, xoo, 215
Stock number:40234.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Vilna: Kletzkin, 1913
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Period boards, 8vo, 168, [2], 148, [2], 152, 149, [1], 157, [1] pages [780 pages total]. In Yiddish. Title translates as, “The Jewish World: A Literary Societal Monthly.” Includes frontis portraits, a self-portrait by Max Lieberman, and many text and full-page-plate illustrations by E.M. Lilien. Di Yudishe Velt appears to have run only 4 volumes over 3 years, 1913-1915. OCLC Number: 10652260. Paper browning but solid. Institutional marks to final issue, which is bound separately with original wrappers, Solid good condition. (YID-33-48-LX), Yid3, yidper2, 215, 215i
Stock number:41128.
$US 400.00
Imprint: N.D.
Binding: Photo
No Date (1940s? ) . 18x13”. Medium black and white photo. This photo shows a funeral near the grave of H. N. Bialik and Ahad Ha-Am, thus dating it to post-1934. The cemetery was founded in 1902 on a tract of unoccupied land in Jaffa, six years before the founding of Ahuzat Bayit, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv. Buried there are the city's founders, early residents, and cultural and historical figures, including Moshe Sharett, the second Prime Minister of Israel. Today, only persons holding plots purchased long ago and a small number willing to pay many thousands of dollars are buried there. The eastern section is the oldest and includes the tombs of the early leaders in Tel Aviv, and Jews from Jaffa. The remains of well-known persons may be found in the southwest corner. Some creases. Overall Good Condition. (ZION-14-56), zion
Stock number:38002.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Israel Office of Information
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; 8vo. 8 pages; illustrated. OCLC lists eight copies worldw ide. Has been folded. Very good condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15730.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, The American Jewish Committe
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; small 8vo. 72 pages. OCLC lists nine copies worldwide. S light wear to edges; very good condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15733.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, American Committee for Israe
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; 8vo. 41 pages. OCLC lists seven copies worldwide. Very g ood condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15734.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Israel Information Center
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; 8vo. 40 pages; illustrated. Contains Biblical and Talmudi c passages and readings in English and Hebrew, plus six songs with music. OCLC lists three copies worldwide. Excellent condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15735.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Louisville, KY: Temple Adas Israel, 1902
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers with silver gilt lettering. 8vo, [3] pages. With photo of Rabbi Moses. This is the program for memorial service of this leading Reform Rabbi who had already fought in 2 different armies before landing in the American South. Adolph Moses (1840-1902), "attended both the University of Breslau and Zechariah Frankel 's Rabbinical Seminary. Idealistic and devoted to his studies, Moses was especially interested in history, philosophy, and philology and like many young Jews of the time was strongly influenced by Western civilization. In 1859, carrying only a walking stick, he hiked to Italy where he fought under Garibaldi, attaining the rank of corporal...In 1863, Moses joined the Polish insurrection. Captured by the Russians, he later wrote a novel, Luser Segermacher, about his prison experiences. After his release, Moses went to Frankfurt on Main to study under Abraham Geiger , a leading Reform scholar, and later spent two years at the University of Vienna, where he was close to Professor Adolph Jellinek.... [in 1870] he accepted a call to a pulpit in Montgomery, Alabama, and soon moved on to another in Mobile, where he served 1871-1881. He devoted himself to learning to deliver sermons in good English, rather than the German language prevalent in the American synagogues at the time, and he developed a life-long fascination with Shakespeare, even giving lectures on the Bard. Moses leaned toward radical Reform, deprecating what he would term "physiological Judaism, " by which he meant its ritual and nationalistic aspects. He preferred instead to see Judaism as a world monotheistic doctrine of truth and morality. In 1885, he was the first to rise to advocate acceptance of the Platform at the famous meeting of Reform rabbis at Pittsburgh. He joined a group of rabbis in 1890 in rejecting the halakhic requirement of circumcision for male proselytes, although he criticized conversions for people who simply wanted to marry Jews. He opposed the budding Zionist movement, and like many Reform rabbis of that era moved his temple's main weekly service to Sundays, starting in 1892. He published many articles on Judaism, folklore, and anthropology and served as editor of Zeitgeist, a Jewish journal. A collection of his essays, along with a brief biography, was published in 1903 by Hyman G. Enelow. He graduated from the medical school of the University of Louisville in 1893 and was particularly interested in working with the blind. From 1881, he served as rabbi of Temple Adath Israel in Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained until his death (Schwartz in EJ, 2007) . No copies listed in OCLC. Outer black paper mourning frame wrappers, covering the inner white text and photograpic covers (with hole allowing photo to show through), are detached with edgewear but present. Otherwise Good Condition. Important and Exceedingly rare, perhaps a unique surviving copy. (AMR-57-2), Amr7, 215, 214
Stock number:40773.
$US 750.00
Imprint: Varshah [Warsaw]: Hotsa’at "ha-Zamir", 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
[677] 1st edition. Period boards with original paper wrappers bound in. Oblong 12mo, 134 columns + 1 page [68 pages]. 12 x 16 cm, Entirely in Hebrew, with occasional ads for related materials in Yiddish. Lyrics for 37 songs, including Hatikvah, occasionally with musical notation/scores. “Me-et meshorerim shonim ; ?im tav?e-zimrah” (“By various poets with musical notes”). A collection of fewer pages (50 +10) with the same title but subtitled (in Yiddish): “ayn oys-vahl fun tsiyon's un folk?s-lieder, mit? muzik (noten): fir piano, vayolin, me'ndolin un gezang” under the authorship of Sol Rose, was published earlier in Philadelphia in 1905. SUBJECT(S): Folk songs, Hebrew. Songs, Israeli. Zionism. OCLC: 122812553. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Am Jewish U, UC-Berkeley, Brandeis, HUC, NLI), none at any Ivy league institution. Light wear to boards, light toning to paper as expected, but an excellent copy, Very Good Condition. Scarce. (zion2-1-41), zionism6, music, 215, 214
Stock number:41583.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Warszawa, Pan´stwowe Wydawn. Literatury Politycznej, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Original printed paper wrappers, small 8vo, 50 pages, 21 cm. In Polish. An early (1945!) post-war assortment of eye-witness reportsand documentation of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, 2 years earlier. Table of contents on the last leaf, listing out all 22 essays, some of which are reprinted here for the first time from diaries and newspapers. Also reproduces to flyers honoring the ghetto and a photo of yizkor services to those who perished there. "Between July 22 and September 12, 1942, the German authorities deported or murdered around 300,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto. SS and police units deported 265,000 Jews to the Treblinka killing center and 11,580 to forced-labor camps. The Germans and their auxiliaries murdered more than 10,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto during the deportation operations. The German authorities granted only 35,000 Jews permission to remain in the ghetto, while more than 20,000 Jews remained in the ghetto in hiding. For the at least 55,000-60,000 Jews remaining in the Warsaw ghetto, deportation seemed inevitable. In response to the deportations, on July 28, 1942, several Jewish underground organizations created an armed self-defense unit known as the Jewish Combat Organization (Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa; ZOB). Rough estimates put the size of the ZOB at its formation at around 200 members. The Revisionist Party (right-wing Zionists known as the Betar) formed another resistance organization, the Jewish Military Union (Zydowski Zwiazek Wojskowy; ZZW). Although initially there was tension between the ZOB and the ZZW, both groups decided to work together to oppose German attempts to destroy the ghetto. At the time of the uprising, the ZOB had about 500 fighters in its ranks and the ZZW had about 250. While efforts to establish contact with the Polish military underground movement (Armia Krajowa, or Home Army) did not succeed during the summer of 1942, the ZOB established contact with the Home Army in October, and obtained a small number of weapons, mostly pistols and explosives, from Home Army contacts. In October 1942, SS chief Heinrich Himmler ordered the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto and deportation of its able-bodied residents to forced labor camps in the Lublin District of the Generalgouvernement. In accordance with this order, German SS and police units tried to resume mass deportations of Jews from Warsaw on January 18, 1943. A group of Jewish fighters, armed with pistols, infiltrated a column of Jews being forced to the Umschlagplatz (transfer point) and, at a prearranged signal, broke ranks and fought their German escorts. Most of these Jewish fighters died in the battle, but the attack sufficiently disoriented the Germans to allow the Jews arranged in columns at the Umschlagplatz a chance to disperse. After seizing 5,000-6,500 ghetto residents to be deported, the Germans suspended further deportations on January 21. Encouraged by the apparent success of the resistance, which they believed may have halted deportations, members of the ghetto population began to construct subterranean bunkers and shelters in preparation for an uprising should the Germans attempt a final deportation of all remaining Jews in the reduced ghetto. The German forces intended to begin the operation to liquidate the Warsaw ghetto on April 19, 1943, the eve of Passover. When SS and police units entered the ghetto that morning, the streets were deserted. Nearly all of the residents of the ghetto had gone into hiding places or bunkers. The renewal of deportations was the signal for an armed uprising within the ghetto. ZOB commander Mordecai Anielewicz commanded the Jewish fighters in the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Armed with pistols, grenades (many of them homemade), and a few automatic weapons and rifles, the ZOB fighters stunned the Germans and their auxiliaries on the first day of fighting, forcing the German forces to retreat outside the ghetto wall....Though German forces broke the organized military resistance within days of the beginning of the uprising, individuals and small groups hid or fought the Germans for almost a month....The Warsaw ghetto uprising was the largest, symbolically most important Jewish uprising, and the first urban uprising, in German-occupied Europe. The resistance in Warsaw inspired other uprisings in ghettos (e.g., Bialystok and Minsk) and killing centers (Treblinka and Sobibor)" (USHMM 2018).Subjects: Warsaw (Poland) --History--Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943. Beautiful Polish commemorative bookplate from the early post-war years, touch of wear to crown of spine, some toning, Very Good condition, a very nice copy. (H-13-1-EU), holo, 215
Stock number:41775.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Jerusalem Foundation
Binding: Paperback
Fourth edition. Paper wrappers; 4to. 30 pages. Illustrated. Inside back cover has foldout map of Jerusalem showing location of projects. OCLC lis ts no copies worldwide. Corners slightly bumped; back cover has scratch. V ery good condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15736.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, The American Jewish Committe
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; 16mo. 48 pages. Map on inside back cover showing cease-fi re lines, June 1967. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Excellent conditio n. (W-62)
Stock number:15737.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, N. Y. : World Coordinating Committee Of The Bundist And Affiliated Jewish Socialist Organizations In Various Countries., 1948
Edition: First Edition
Paper, 8 pages. Published monthly. The cover story is “The State of Israel”, reporting on the proclamation of the new state, expressing both awe and dismay. The Bund was historically anti-Zionist, instead emphesizing its philosophy of "Do-Kayt"--"Here-ness," under which Jewish life is built right here, wherever Jews are now living, not in Palestine. SUBJECT (S) : Socialism -- United States – Periodicals; Jews -- United States – Periodicals; Working class -- United States -- Periodicals. OCLC lists seven libraries worldwide holding this periodical. Excellent condition. (Holo2-30-19), Holo5, LF, Zionism1
Stock number:26111.
$US 100.00
Imprint: American Palestine Committee And Christian Council On Palest, (New York), 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 4to, 48 pages. Photographic illustrations. The National Conference on Palestine took place on March 9, 1944 in Washington D. C. At the Statler Hotel, wherein influential American Christians rallied in support of Palestine as a national home and democratic commonwealth for the Jewish People. Speakers included Harvard University professor Carl J. Friedrich and future-New York City mayor Robert F. Wagner who attacked the British White Paper of 1939 as "Palestine's Munich. ” Stamp on cover, Very Good Condition. (kh-5-54), zion6, holo17 xoo, 212
Stock number:36455.
$US 400.00
Imprint: Poalei Zion, 1926-1939
Binding: TICKETS
3 Original tickets. 11x6, 11x7, 11x8. In Yiddish. The earliest ticket is from 1926 and is for a night of music by Shalom Aleichem, as part of a Hebrew theater series. The second is for a night of music put on by Poalei Zion and features Hazzan Isaac Glickstein and Miss. Mildred Breger. The last ticket is from 1939 for an event with Zalman Shneur, the famed Yiddish poet. All events took place in Roxbury, Massachusets, a major center of Jewry on the east coast and home to the original Hebrew Union College. SUBJECTS: Hebrew theater – Yiddish. No copies on OCLC. Very Good Condition. (ZION-14-67)
Stock number:38014.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Israel Information Services
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; 8vo. 19 pages. Illustrated with photographs. Posted on b ack cover to Prof. Harry Wolfson, Harvard University. Library name written in. Very good condition. (W-62)
Stock number:15742.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; American Financial And Development Corporation For Israel., 1951
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 46 pages. 23 cm. First edition. First brochure for the first Israel Bond Issuance, announcing the amount and bond types available, etc. Contains several charts and graphs discussing Israel's import/export amounts, public debt, government expenditures, military expenditures, etc. With one map of Israel. “The idea to float bonds issued by Israel's government was conceived by Israel's first prime minister,  David Ben-Gurion, in the aftermath of Israel's War of Independence. The war had taken a terrible toll in casualties (more than 1% of the country's population was killed) , and the nation's fledgling economy was devastated. Compounding the dire situation was the fact that Israel faced economic demands unique to the new state, most especially the arrival of hundreds of thousands of immigrants. In Israel's early years, immigrants generally fell into two categories:  Holocaust survivors and Jewish refugees from Arab countries, ” who poured in as the British Blockade ended and Middle Eastern Jews fled or were expelled from their home countries. “Short on money, the country suffered food shortages and rationing, and the new arrivals had to be housed in primitive conditions. With his country financially overwhelmed, Ben-Gurion turned to the Diaspora community for help. In September 1950, he convened a meeting of American Jewish leaders at Jerusalem's King David Hotel, where he proposed issuing bonds to help provide Israel with a more secure economic foundation. Ben-Gurion's goals were two-fold: to obtain millions of dollars in funding for immigrant absorption and the construction of national infrastructure, and to engage Diaspora Jewry as active partners in building the new Jewish state. The American Jewish leaders supported Ben-Gurion's plan and, the following spring, the prime minister traveled to New York to help launch the inaugural Independence Issue at a gala Madison Square Garden ceremony…. Final results for 1951 more than doubled projections, exceeding $52 million” (Wikipedia, 2015) . Subjects: Finance - Israel. Bonds, Government - Israel (State) Economic history - Israel (State) Economic history. Finance. Israel - Economic conditions. American Financial and Development Corporation for Israel. OCLC lists 5 copies (Wayne State, NYPL, US Dept of State, Penn, Harvard) , none in Israel and none west of Detroit. Soiled wraps, folded in half, institutional marks faintly visible on wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. Important. (ZION-6-49) xx
Stock number:35576.
$US 225.00
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Imprint: Paris: Perrin,, 2010
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 298 pages ; 17cm. In French. Nr. 57 in the “Comprehensive Digital Bibliography of the Dreyfus Affair…” (Guieu, n. D. ) . Title translates into English as, “The Two Promised Lands: The Jews of France and Zionism. 1897-1945.” Michel Abitbol “is an Israeli Jewish historian, professor, and chair of the Department of African Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is considered an expert on the history of the Jews of North Africa. He is also the scientific director of the Center for Research on Moroccan Jewry, founded in Jerusalem in 1994. He writes his books and monographs in French. SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Sionisme -- France -- Histoire. Very good+ condition. (FR-2-13)
Stock number:37679.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, American Funds For Jewish War Sufferers, Joint, 1920
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 7-100 pages, ports. 24 cm. Friedlaender (1876-1920) was a scholar, Zionist and community activist. On July 10, 1920 he and Bernard Cantor (1892-1920), a U.S. Reform rabbi, were murdered by Soviet troops in Kiev, Ukraine while volunteers on a Joint Distribution Committee relief programs for Jewish victims of post-World War I antisemitism in Eastern Europe. SUBJECT(S): Named Persons: Friedlaender, Israel, 1876-1920. Cantor, Bernard, 1892-1920. Carnegie Hall, New York City, Thursday evening September 9, 1920. Very good condition. (FEST-1-32), Fest2, fest2, ee2, arm4, zionism1, comhist2, cds
Stock number:27124.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London : The Organisation,, 1937
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 8 pages . , [3] p. Of plates. 20 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Orthodox Judaism. “None of our contemporaries can possibly remember a world crisis of such gravity, as that in which humanity in general, and the Jewish people in particular, now finds itself. This crisis is of particular significance to us Agudists” [from the introduction by Jacob Rosenheim]. Agudat Yisrael was founded in Katowice (Upper Silesia, now in the southwestern part of Poland) , in 1912, with purpose of providing an umbrella organization for observant Jews, who opposed the Zionist movement…. In 1933, it entered into an agreement with the Jewish Agency [in Israel], according to which Agudat Yisrael would receive 6.5% of the immigration permits” (Wikipedia 2012) . OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (LOC, UFL, Nat Lib Israel, SW Regional Lib Sys of UK) . Original cover browning and fragile, with some chips, as generally found, internal paper & binding remain Very Good. (Holo2-88-19), holo7, wiv0512
Stock number:29101.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London : The Organisation,, 1937
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 8 pages . , [3] p. Of plates. 20 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Orthodox Judaism. “None of our contemporaries can possibly remember a world crisis of such gravity, as that in which humanity in general, and the Jewish people in particular, now finds itself. This crisis is of particular significance to us Agudists” [from the introduction by Jacob Rosenheim]. Agudat Yisrael was founded in Katowice (Upper Silesia, now in the southwestern part of Poland) , in 1912, with purpose of providing an umbrella organization for observant Jews, who opposed the Zionist movement…. In 1933, it entered into an agreement with the Jewish Agency [in Israel], according to which Agudat Yisrael would receive 6.5% of the immigration permits” (Wikipedia 2012) . OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (LOC, UFL, Nat Lib Israel, SW Regional Lib Sys of UK) . Original cover browning and fragile, with some chips, detached and missing pieces as generally found, internal paper & binding remain Very Good. (Holo2-88-21), holo7, wiv0512, inbt, mea
Stock number:29106.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York City : American Society For The Advancement Of The Hebrew Institute Of Technology In Haifa, 1944-1954
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with black-and-white photographs. 4to. About 8 pages; 28 cm. Holocaust- and DP-era issues. The Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, “is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Established in 1912 under the Ottoman Empire and more than 35 years before the State of Israel, the Technion is the oldest university in the country. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. It has 19 academic departments, 60 research centers and 12 affiliated teaching hospitals. Since its founding, it has awarded more than 100, 000 degrees and its graduates are cited for providing the skills and education behind the creation and protection of the State of Israel” (Wikipedia 2017) . Includes black-and-white photographs and articles about the university such as “An Engineer Looks at Palestine, ” “Toward a Jordan Valley Authority, ” and “Israel’s Need for Technological Manpower Stressed by Harman at Builders’ Luncheon. ” “During my stay in Palestine a few years ago, I had occasion to visit the Institute and to come in contact with some of the teachers and students, and my experience altogether in Palestine made me conscious of the great part which the Institute played in the process of developing the new Jewish settlement. Then already many of the graduates were either in the service of the government of Palestine or connected with civic or industrial enterprises all over the country. ” Part of a series that began in 1941 and lasted until 1955 of Technion periodicals published at varying frequencies. SUBJECT(S) : Technion, Technology, Israel, Periodicals. OCLC lists 5 holdings worldwide (Yale, Libr of Congress, Cleveland Pub Libr, Harvard, HUC) . Some edgewear and toning. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very minimal staining. Very good condition. (HOLO2-134-32)
Stock number:38417.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York, American Friends Of The Hebrew University, 1948-53
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Period springboard binder, with all original illustrated paper wrappers bound in (easily removed without damage if preferred) . 4to. About 4-8 pages each, except for final issue, which has 20 pages; 22 cm. A continuation of the ‘News Bulletin’ from 1938-1946. A nearly complete DP-era run of the News Bulletin Published by American Friends of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1948-1953. Each edition packed with dozens of black-and-white photographs of students, professors, and honorees at the university. Includes articles on dozens of important scientists, academics, and organizational leaders including Albert Einstein, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion. “The Indian Jews of Mexico know little of Jewish religion, though they gather in their synagogues on Saturdays and Jewish holidays to pray (mostly in Spanish) and to sing hymns in Spanish and Hebrew. Their Jewish consciousness is very strong, however, and when intermarriage takes place between one of them and a Catholic Indian, the non-Jewish partner is usually converted to Judaism and brought into the congregation. ” Aimed primarily at building political and financial support for the University within American Jewry, the publication is very slick and appealing to look at. SUBJECT(S) : Periodicals, Science, Hebrew University. OCLC and WorldCat list 14 holdings worldwide. Overall, very good + condition. Mild edgewear. Minimal rubbing and markings. Minimal pencil markings and library stamps on Vol. VI. No. 1+6. (ZION-51-63), zionism 211
Stock number:38455.
$US 750.00
Imprint: Brooklyn, N. Y. :[NO PUBLISHER], [1950]
Binding: LETTER
This single page printed letter from the American Memorial Committee for the Hanged Martyrs of Eretz Israel accompanied a copy of Itzhak Gurion's very popular autobiography "Triumph on the Gallows. " The letter requests $3 for the book, the proceeds of which would be dedicated to establish a memorial for the martyred Irgun fighters who were hanged by the British. Excellent condition. (zion2-2-18), zionism6
Stock number:40985.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, American Advisory Committee, 1925
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. Includes loose copy of an article about Hebrew University in the New York Times from December 21, 1932. 8vo. 13 pages; 23cm. Features eloquent arguments about the importance of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as well as appeals by several scholars and educators about “why this institution should be welcomed, why the ideal of a Hebrew University in Jerusalem appeals to them. ” Includes testimonials by (soon to be) United States Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo (then Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals) , and Stephen S. Wise, Rabbi and founder of the Free Synagogue of New York, as well as presidents of HUC, Columbia University, and JTS. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Education. OCLC lists 4 holdings worldwide (NYPL, Harvard, HUC, Penn) , none west or south of Cincinnati. Significant pencil markings on most pages. Heavily underlined with notes and scribbles in the margins. Slight toning. Otherwise good, solid condition. (zion-11-16)
Stock number:37766.
$US 275.00
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Imprint: [New York]; American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League Of B’nai B’rith., 1952
Binding: Pamphlet
Hole punched in period folder. 4to. 28 cm. 22, 18 pages. Single-sided mimeographed pages. Second portion of 18 pages is the final revision of the memorandum. Outline of proposals for the joint planning and cooperation of the American Jewish Committee and The Anti-Defamation League regarding public outreach and organization in American Jewish communities. The purpose of this joint operating committee would be to create a more effect body for both organizations to continue their work on public education and fight against Antisemitism. Light shelf wear. Light library markings, including stamp from the American Jewish Committee library on inside cover. Text is bright and clean. Very good + condition. (AJC-25)
Stock number:34641.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, American Fund For Palestinian Institutions, 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 47 pages; 23 cm. Cover title: American Fund for Palestinian Institutions. Includes greetings from Albert Einstein. This Holocaust-era report highlights a myriad of organizations that the American Palestinian Fund supports spanning a wide range of needs including education, agriculture, homelessness, and the arts. Fabulous black-and-white photographs on almost every page featuring the work of each organization as well as various tables illustrating their finances. “Community leaders, executive officers, rabbis, intellectuals, artists, and lay people (representing a cross-section of American Jewry) have endorsed the American Fund because of its practical, creative, and fundamentally American approach to planned fund-raising. ” SUBJECT(S) : Palestine, Jewish immigration, Social welfare. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (Tel-Aviv Univ, Bar Ilan Univ, Harvard) . Two faint pencil markings on original paper wrappers that do not affect text. Very good + condition. (zion-11-61), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37840.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: New York City; American Jewish Conference, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 12mo. 16 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era Statement of Withdrawal of the AJC from the American Jewish Conference. A contemporary news report described the withdrawal as such: “The withdrawal of the American Jewish Committee from the American Jewish Conference was announced here last night following a full-day session of its executive committee attended by seventy-five leading representatives of Jewish communities throughout the country. The session was presided over by Jacob Blaustein, chairman of the General Committee. Protesting this decision, three Zionist members of the American Jewish Committee resigned and telegraphed other members urging them to do likewise. … A statement on the position of the American Jewish Committee, presented by its president Joseph M. Proskauer, declared that 'the present demand for the eventual establishment of a Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine, made by the American Jewish Conference, and constituting one of its major decisions, as well as the subordination of other Jewish issues to the problem of the political structure of Palestine, are in such essential disagreement with the fundamental views of the American Jewish Committee that in the best interests of Jews in this and other countries, including Palestine, the Committee feels impelled to withdraw from the American Jewish Conference. ' The statement reaffirms the desire of the American Jewish Committee 'to utilize for the Jews of Europe the broadest opportunities which Palestine can offer. ' It assures that the Committee 'will apply its most diligent efforts to bring about the abrogation of the White Paper which closes the doors of Palestine to further Jewish immigration and restricts Jewish land purchase. ' At the same time it expresses the conviction that the problems of world Jewry cannot be solved by a single political panacea and that 'the salvation and rehabilitation of the stricken Jews of Europe cannot be achieved through Palestine alone and certainly not through overemphasis on the political constitution of Palestine. It can be achieved only by considering Palestine a part of the larger program which looks to the rehabilitation and resettlement of Jews throughout the world and the restoration of their equal rights. ” - JTA October 26, 1943. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Jews. Jews. Zionism. American Jewish Committee. American Jewish Conference. OCLC lists 3 copies (Louisiana, HUC, Univ Washington) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ZION-4-18), holo17 zionism6, xoo
Stock number:34687.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York City; American Jewish Conference, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 15 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Confidential Congress Report. ” Confidential statement of the American Jewish Conference on the withdrawal of the American Jewish Committee: adopted by the Interim Committee of the American Jewish Conference, November 7th, 1943. Statement of the “unanimous decision of the Interim Committee to challenge the action of the American Jewish Committee in withdrawing from the American Jewish Conference and thereby attempting to undermine Jewish unity at the hour of its greatest need”. - Confidential Congress Report, American Jewish Congress, November 1943. The reason for withdrawal was the schism over the centrality of the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine above other issues of concern—including aid to refugees from Europe and political work to push the US on involvement in Europe. Subjects: Zionism. World War, 1939-1945 - Jews. Jews. Zionism. American Jewish Committee. American Jewish Conference. OCLC lists 4 copies (Harvard, HUC, USHMM, Brandeis) . Previously folded down center, light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean. Good + condition. (ZION-6-9) xx
Stock number:35534.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, The Committee,, 1952
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 10 pages. Regarding the decision described in this pamphlet, the Jewish Telegraph Agency reported on Sept 22, 1952: "The American Jewish Committee and the B’nai B’rith, parent body of the Anti-Defamation League, tonight officially announced their withdrawal from the National Community Relations Advisory Council. Their action followed adoption by the national plenary conference of the NCRAC earlier this month of a plan for reorganization of work in the community relations field. Both organizations had strenuously opposed the plan, adoption of which was inspired by the Maclver Report on Jewish community relations. Jacob Blaustein, president of the American Jewish Committee, and Frank Goldman, president of B’nai B’rith, made the formal statements announcing secession by their organizations from the eight-year-old agency. Mr. Blaustein declared that 'the fundamental basis for the American Jewish Committee’s withdrawal from the NCRAC is our rejection of a regulatory body with compulsory powers to which national agencies are subordinated. No central body,' he asserted, 'can presume to have a mandate to speak as the ‘official’ voice of American Jewry.'” It re-joined NCRAC in 1966. Important and scarce. Faint vertical crease, otherwise Very Good Condition (zion-9-5)
Stock number:35952.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; American Jewish Committee., 1946
Binding: Pamphlet
Hole punched in period folder. 4to. 29cm. 28, xiv pages. Single-sided mimeographed pages. Summary report of the annual meeting of the Community Activities Department of the American Jewish Committee. Topics discussed include, budget, administrative tasks, community service, public education, legislation, and foreign affairs. Small American Jewish Committee library stamp on inside cover. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (AJC-14)
Stock number:34614.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York, American Technion Society, 1945-1955
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 4to. 148-292 pages; 28 cm. Yearbooks from the DP-period filled with advertisements, articles, black-and-white photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations from the Technion in Israel. The 1947 issue includes “Hope for the Middle East” by Walter C. Lowdermilk. The 1948 issue includes articles by David Ben-Gurion, Eli Ginzberg, and William B. Ziff. The 1952-53 and 1954-55 issues include color illustrations. Aimed primarily at building political and financial support for the University within American Jewry, the publication is very slick and appealing to look at. SUBJECT (S) : Science, Technology, Palestine, Technion. OCLC and WorldCat list 2 holdings worldwide (National Res Coun of Canada, Eth-Bibliothek Zurich) . Minimal pencil and pen markings that do not affect text. Slight toning to some issues. Minimal edgewear and library markings to some issues. Very good + condition. (ZION-51-64), zionism6
Stock number:38442.
$US 250.00
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Imprint: Cincinnati; Wise & Co., 1917
Binding: LooseLeaf
Original Newspaper issue. Folio. 8; 8 pages. 60 x 44 cm. Two issues. July 26th and August 2nd issue of the American Israelite, volume 64, numbers 4 and 5. Weekly periodical; began publication in 1854 by Isaac M. Wise. Leo Wise, publisher and proprietor during the period of this issue. Contains domestic and international news: History of Jewish Congregations in Richmond, Virginia; editorial on the New Jewish Pedagogy; Jewish services in Prison; Jewish Social and Religious Work Among Soldiers; United Jewish Charities Report; Full Emancipation of the Jews in the Russian Revolution; More Jewish Refugees arrive from German occupied lands; anti-semitism of the Polish Women's Alliance; article by Joshua Bloch on Hebrew Literature; 'The Philosophy of the Chosen People' by Gotthard Deutsch; work of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society; Jewish graduates of the National Farm School; Imperial Reactionists and pogroms by white forces in Russia; The part that the Jewish Community is playing in the present war; Council of Jewish Women; correspondence and reports from American Union of Hebrew Congregations, Jewish communities, temples, and benefit societies throughout the country. Subjects: American Israelite (Cincinnati, Ohio: 1916) . Jewish newspapers - Ohio. Jewish newspapers. Newspapers. Cincinnati (Ohio) – Newspapers. Folded in fourths, lightly aged; otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-46-34), Amr5, per1, wwi. (ja)
Stock number:35693.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Haifa: [Hotsa’at Eshkol], 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original illustrated wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages, 16 x 24 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Gad-Dwarf and the Mushroom. ” Beautifully illustrated. Anda Amir-Pinkerfeld (1902-1981) is one of Israel’s most beloved children’s writers. She emigrated to Palestine from Lvov in 1924. She won the Israel Prize, Bialik Prize, and Haim Greenberg Prize. SUBJECTS: Children's poetry, Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Stanford, Michigan, Princeton, LOC) . Near Fine Condition. A beautiful copy. (YID-41-60) xx
Stock number:40245.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Tel-Aviv; S. Bursi, 1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 80 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Vol. IV, Civil Procedure, Part 1. By A. M. Apelbom; foreword by Sir W. J. Fitzgerald. “This volume deals with the principal enactment relating to the constitution, administration, jurisdiction and procedure applicable in the civil courts in Palestine. ” - p.1. Addresses procedural law in the various juridictions and district courts established in Palestine across the Turkish, British Mandate, etc. Periods. Subjects: Law - Palestine. Law. Middle East - Palestine. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light soiling to wraps, previous owners name stamp on a few pages. Clean. Good condition. (ZION-6-15)
Stock number:35541.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, “sura” Insitute For Research; New York, Yeshiva University, 1970
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 285, 316 pages. Port. 24 cm. In English and Hebrew.  “Mirsky (1899–1967) was a Russian-born rabbinic scholar, religious Zionist, and Hebraist. ” (EJ)  SUBJECT(S) : Rabbinical literature. Judaism -- History -- Modern period, 1750 - , Mirsky, Samuel Kalman, 1899-1967.  Includes Mirsky bibliography: pages 309-316.  Very good condition.  (FEST1-58) . Xx, Fest2, rab8, heb2, cds
Stock number:27296.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1970
Binding: Hardcover
Clothbound. 8vo. XLV, 406 pages. 24 cm. Only volume six. In German, with some Hebrew and Greek. Title translates as 'The Written Word in Rabbinic Literature." The author, Vigdor (Victor) Aptowitzer (March 16, 1871 - December 5, 1942) , was a rabbinic and talmudic scholar, professor of Talmud, Bible, Midrash and Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and member of the Mizrachi Zionist movement; whom died in Palestine in 1942. This volume contains his comprehensive work in German on the readings of Holy Scripture in rabbinic literature. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Clean and fresh, in very good condition +. (RAB-57-6)xxx, RAB9, GER 8, HEB3, BIBLE3 (IM)
Stock number:32470.
$US 135.00
Imprint: Frankfurt, Moses Jachiel Kirchheim'sche Stiftung, 1992
Binding: Paperback
Large 8vo, 981 pages. Includes 47 illustrations, a 20-page bibliography, and a 45-page index. Important history of the Jewish Community of Frankfurt during the French Revolution. Written by Paul Arnsberg (1899-1978) a German-Jewish native of Frankfurt, writer, historian, and board member of the Zionist Federation of Germany during the Weimar era; he served as a member of the municipal council of the Jewish community of Frankfurt until 1933. A statue was recently dedicated in Frankfurt to dedicate his life and the history of Jewish Frankfurt, on the Paul Arnsberg Platz. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very Good Condition. (GER-42-5), ger5, comhist1, GER8
Stock number:33552.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Posy-Shoulson Press, 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Suede wraps. 4to. [4], 171, [2], 23 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and English. Added title-page: Ten years Artef; published for the tenth anniversary of the Artef, March, 1937. Extensively illustrated publication for the tenth year anniversary of the radical Yiddish theatre company: “Artef, the radical Yiddish dramatic troupe based in New York during the heyday of the Yiddish theater in America. Begun in the mid-1920s as a study group of amateur worker-actors (at one time there were nine separate studios with over 120 students) , in the 1930s the troupe went professional, putting on at least two and often three new plays per season. With such plays as Jacob Mostel's Strike, Shmuel Godiner's Jim Kooperkop, Avrum Vevioka's Diamonds, and Maxim Gorky's Egor Bulychev and Dostigaev and Others, Artef spread propaganda to the masses. … Ideologically Artef was far left; its hope was a Communist society here in America. As a troupe, its role was ‘agit-prop, ’ to agitate and propagandize, to serve as the cultural representative of radical workers. In fact, most of its tickets were pre-sold through worker unions and, at least in its early years, Artef gave presentations at political events. Its first large-scale production was Mass Play and Ballet of the Russian Revolution, which appeared at the Lenin memorial celebration in Madison Square Garden on January 21, 1928. … Artef's greatest artistic and commercial successes were connected with the talented productions of director Benno Schneider. Schneider, who had been active in the Zionist Habima troupe in Moscow, wed aesthetic excellence to revolutionary ideology with his interpretation of Aristocrats, an adaptation of Sholem Aleichem's Mentshn. Incidentally, Schneider earned such a positive reputation with Artef that he received offers to direct on Broadway, a promotion that cost the radical Yiddish theater dearly. The end of the Artef was gradual, and its causes were closely associated with the reduced role of Yiddish in American life. But there were bright lights before the darkness. During the ‘days of the Popular Front, ’ when the Communists formed associations with less radical leftist parties, the Artef attracted a larger audience, which led to an optimistic expansion that later was responsible for huge financial losses. The darkness occurred at the end of the thirties, when the number of Yiddish speakers began to diminish. The last performance of the Artef was on July 7, 1941. (Review by Dr. Brian Horowitz of “Yiddish Proletarian Theatre: The Art and Politics of the Artef, 1925–1940” written by Edna Nahshon) . Many of the actors and directors in Artef went on to establish solid careers on Broadway, Hollywood, and for those blacklisted, overseas. Subjects: Arbeiter theatre verband, New York. Jewish theater. Theater - New York (State) - New York. Artef - Anniversaries, etc. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. With previous owners bookstamp on endpage; that of Wolf Mercur, a playwright, actor, and director in Yiddish films and on Broadway. Very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-15), Art2, yid1, bibliog4, amr4. (ja)
Stock number:30507.
$US 100.00
Imprint: 'S-Gravenhage; Typ. "het Vaderland", 1912
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 51 pages. 23 cm. First Dutch edition. In Dutch. Uitgave van den Nederlandschen Zionistenbond. Palestine a Jewish Land; with sections on Emigration and colonization - the Jewish population of Palestine - the language question in Palestine - school and education - results of the colonization - future and goals of the Jewish colonization. Elias Auerbach (1882–1971) , Israeli physician, biblical scholar, and historical writer. Auerbach emigrated to Erez Israel in 1909 and settled in Haifa. Subjects: Zionism. Agricultural colonies – Palestine. Jews - Colonization Palestine. OCLC lists 5 copies (IISH, Univ Kampen, Harvard, Natl Libr Israel, Univ Amsterdam) . Wraps torn at edges, with later added cloth tape, internally clean. Good condition. (ZION-6-3)
Stock number:35527.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin: S. Cronbach, 1898
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wrappers
1st edition. Period boards. 8vo. 7, 175 pages, 22 cm. Includes photo plates. In German. Title translates to “Palestine: Land and People.” Published the year after Herzl’s groundbreaking “Judenstaat.” Bambus (1863-1904) was a prominent German Jew and one of the first to join the Hibbat Zion movement. He published extensively and was a notable contributor to Germany's largest Jewish periodicals (EJ, 2007). SUBJECTS: Travel - Palestine. OCLC Number: 252289652. Our colleague offers a copy with a damaged cover for $500.00. Light foxing. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-32-’e), Zionsm4, ger, 215
Stock number:41705.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Berlin: Hechaluz, 1933
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Paper wrappers. 12mo. 198 pages. First edition. In German. Beilinson was a Hebrew writer, journalist and a chief spokesman of the labor movement in Erez Israel. Originally a Russian socialist and in 1924 moved to Petah Tivkah. Originally he wrote in Russian but soon switched to Hebrew (Getzel Kressel, EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Zionism; Palestinian Arabs; Jewish-Arab Relations; Jews-Palestine. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Paper browning but good and solid, stain on title page, Light wear to covers, Good condition. (ZION-9-10A)
Stock number:36013.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Youth and Hechalutz Dept. Of
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers; small 8vo. 39 pages. Illustrated with plates. OCLC lists eleven copies worldwide. Top right corner bumped; very good condition. ( W-62)
Stock number:15684.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Cape Town; City Printing Works, 1930
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 4to. 177 pages. 27 cm. First edition. With 9 leaves of plates. With frontispiece portrait of Bertha Beinkinstadt. Poem titles in Hebrew and English. Includes poems by Chaim Nachman Bialik, Saul Tchernichowsky, David Shimonowitz, Jacob Cohen, David Frischman, Simon Frug, Yehoash, and Morris Rosenfeld. With a preface from Alfred Philip Bender, rabbi of Tikvath Israel synagogue in Cape Town; with a foreword from Judah Leo Landau, a professor in Johannesburg; both the preface and foreword make repeated references to the Balfour declaration and South African Zionist politics. The translator, Bertha Beinkinstadt, was one of the first Jewish Women university students in South Africa, she was a Yiddish poet, and was the daughter of Moshe Beinkinstadt, proprietor of the oldest Jewish Bookstore in Cape Town, a long standing meeting place for Yiddish intellectuals; established in 1903, the store closed its doors in 2008; this volume was printed at City Printing Works, owned by Moshe Beinkinstadt since 1910. Attractively bound in blue cloth. Subjects: Hebrew poetry - Translations into English. Yiddish poetry - Translations into English. Institutional stamps on endpages, bumped edges of cloth, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (SPEC-36-38A), Spec6, lit1, heblit1, yid1. (ja)
Stock number:31601.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [New York]: "ha-Me?ir", 1917-1918
Binding: Hardback
Cloth, 8vo. , 240 pages, 253 pages. In Yiddish. With photographs. Cover decorated with map of Israel. “The First Step of Settling the Land of Israel” History of the early days of the development of the State of Israel. Includes chapters on: The founding of Rishon Le-Tzion; The first and second revolutions in rishon Le-Tzion; Petakh Tikvah, Rosh Pinah, Zikhron Yaakov; America and Eretz Yisrael; and Is the risk of cultural centered Zionism really a risk? SUBJECT (S) : Agricultural colonies -- Palestine. Jews -- Palestine. Jews -- Colonization -- Palestine. Zionism. Institutional markings on endpapers, external marks to one volume, otherwise Very good condition. (YID-17-6B), yid3, zionism6
Stock number:40512.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [New York]: "ha-Me?ir", 1917-1918
Binding: Hardback
Cloth, 8vo. , 240 pages, 253 pages. In Yiddish. With photographs. Cover decorated with map of Israel. “The First Step of Settling the Land of Israel” History of the early days of the development of the State of Israel. Includes chapters on: The founding of Rishon Le-Tzion; The first and second revolutions in rishon Le-Tzion; Petakh Tikvah, Rosh Pinah, Zikhron Yaakov; America and Eretz Yisrael; and Is the risk of cultural centered Zionism really a risk? SUBJECT (S) : Agricultural colonies -- Palestine. Jews -- Palestine. Jews -- Colonization -- Palestine. Zionism. Very good condition. (YID-17-6A)
Stock number:37715.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Belkind, Israel, 1917
Binding: Map
8vo; Large map, single sided, 600:485mm. Hebrew map of Erez Israel created for the Federation of American Zionists by Israel Belkind in the year of the Balfour Declaration, 1917. Belkind was born in Logoisk. In 1882, while studying at Kharkov University, he was among the students who founded the Bilu movement and went to Erez Israel at the head of its first group. He led the opposition against Baron Edmond de Rothschild's officials and, on being expelled by them from Rishon le-Zion, settled in Gederah. In 1889 Belkind opened a private Hebrew school in Jaffa. He was accepted as a teacher at the Alliance Israelite Universelle in Jerusalem in 1892, and there published several textbooks. In 1903 he foundedan agricultural training school at Shefeyah (near Zikhron Ya'akov) for orphans of the Kishinev pogroms whom he brought to Erez Israel. However, theschool was forced to close down in 1906 because of lack of funds. During World War I Belkind was in the U.S., where he published his memoirs inYiddish, Di Ershte Shrit fun Yishuv Erets Yisroel ("The First Steps of the Jewish Settlement of Palestine," 1918), and created this map. Apart fromnumerous articles and popular pamphlets, Belkind published a geography of Palestine, Erez Yisrael ba-Zeman ha-Zeh ("The Land of Israel Today," 1928). He died in Berlin, where he had gone for medical treatment. His remains were interred in Rishon le-Zion. Map has light age staining, bit of edgewear in the extreme margins, Very Good Condition. Not in Wajntraub.
Stock number:29679.
$US 425.00
Imprint: Nyu-York [New York]: Poale-Tsiyon Palestine Komitet, 1918
Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardback
1st edition. Original cartographic illustrated boards, 8vo, 477 pages. Includes 3 maps (1 large fold-out) and 80 illustrations. 25 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates as: “The Land of Israel in the Past and Present: Geography, History, Legal Relations, Population, Agriculture, Trade and Industry…With three maps and 80 pictures of E.Y.“ Written as WWI and the Ottoman Empire were coming to an end by two key leaders of the Zionist movement and future leaders of the State of Israel–David Ben-Gurion as the future primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi who would become the longest-serving President of Israel–who came together during their stay in the United States to compile the book dealing with the Land of Israel. Includes large 42 x 66 cm fold out map as well as bibliographical references. Subjects: Palestine--History--Historical geography. Middle East -- Palestine. OCLC: 7392276. Hinges starting, boards rubbed but attractive. Fold-out map shows a few tears at folds as expected Good Condition (yid-33-93A-ELX-+), yid, zion, ger
Stock number:41816.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London, V. Gollancz Ltd, 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
; 12mo (small); 159 pages; 19 cm. "In the efforts to save a remnant of the Jewish children from the destruction of Jewry in Europe, much has been heard of the Youth Aliah, an organization which has laready brought to Palestine ten thousand boys and girls from the towns and concentration camps of Europe and planted them on the land, to become pioneers of the Jewish Home. " Very Good Condition (HOLO2-89-40), HOLO8, wiv0512, EE2, INBT, MEA. Illustr: Illustrated by 16 Photo Plates
Stock number:29281.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Copenhagen, M. Truelsens Bogtrykkeri, 1918
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 196 pages. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “The Jewish Policy of the Rumanian Government. ” Corp Authors: Zionist Organisation. ; Copenhagen office. CONTENTS: Die Juden in Rumänien bis zum Berliner Vertrag -- Der Berliner Vertrag -- Die Judenfrage in Rumänien zur zeit des Balkankrieges (1912-13) -- Die Lage der Juden in Rumänien set dem Ausbruch des Weltkrieges. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Romania. Jews -- Romania. Back cover absent; front cover detached but present. Internal pages are nice and clean, binding is tight. Good+ Condition. (SEF37-5), ger7new, EE2, CDS, holo7b, holo7a
Stock number:28465.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London: Hasefer, 1924
Binding: Hardcover
Later boards. 8vo. 114 pages, 25 cm. In English with all poem titles in Hebrew and English. Introduction written by Vladimir Jabotinsky. Bialik (1873-1934) is one of the most well-known and influential Hebrew poets. He pioneered modern Hebrew poetry and while he died before the founding of the State of Israel, he is recognized as the nation's na