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Imprint: Leipzig and Vienna: M. Breitenstein Verlag-Buchhandlung, 1896
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition, first issue as indicated by the closing left flower vignette on the final page. Period Cloth with typical period Polish cloth spine and corners, 8vo, 86 pages. In German. Title translates as, "The Jewish State: The Search for a Modern Solution to the Jewish Question." First edition of Herzl's seminal call for an independent Jewish state. Der Judenstaat "has remained the single most important manifesto of modern Zionism and is one of the most important books in the history of the Jewish People" (Heymann, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana--Treasures of Jewish Booklore 46:102-03). Insisting that assimilation was not the solution to millenia if suffering by the Jewish people, Herzl proposed instead that "sovereignty be granted us over a portion of the globe large enough to satisfy the reasonable requirements of a nation; the rest we shall manage for ourselves." First published in Vienna in 1896 as Der Judenstaat and in English that same year (in London by David Nutt), this work set forth Herzl's life’s work to "transform 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" (EJ). "It was Herzl's book which really crystallized the idea of a national home for the Jews. Two conceptions had prevailed hitherto: either that of the ghetto, presupposing an unbridgeable gulf between Jews and Gentiles, or that of assimilation, which meant a complete acceptance by the Jews of their environment leading eventually to becoming among whom they lived. Herzl took a different view. By his work he transformed the Jewish people from a passive community into a positive political force" (PMM 381). Shows the acquisition, and then deaccession, stamps of a prominent Eastern European library. Auction sales for this work reached over $10,600 in 2020 and then almost $12,000 (with commissions) in 2021. In sum, Theodor Herzl’s “Der Judenstaat” is considered one of the most important texts of early Zionism. Published on February 14, 1896, translations into Hebrew, English, French, Russian, and Rumanian appeared in the course of the same year. Altogether the book was published in 80 separate editions in 18 languages. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Restoration. Geschichte. Quelle. Zionismus. Zionism. Judentum. OCLC: 4952913. Rubbing to boards as expected. Early number on front board and stamp on title page; modern dime-sized library stamps on obverse of title and on final page. Very Good Condition thus. (KH-10-6), Zionsm4, ger,
Stock number:41685.
$US 10000.00
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) . €œThe 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: 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: 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, 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: Moskva; Tipografiia "molot", 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Boards. 8vo. 44, [2] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Russian. 'From the history of the party', part one, published by the Central Committee of the Jewish Communist Workers Party (Poale Zion) , 1924 [Tsentral’nyi komitet Evreiskoi kommunisticheskoi rabochei partii (Poalei-Tsion) ]. Consists of materials from the history of the Poale Tsion party before the 1919 split. Includes a Russian translation of Ber Borochov's Programme, almost certainly the first appearance of it in Russian, and documents from the party during the 1905-1906 revolutionary period. The Left Poale Zion in Russia participated in the Bolshevik revolution and constituted their own brigades in the red army, and flourished for a few years in the early twenties as an autonomous Jewish political party allied with the Bolsheviks. The party remained legal until 1928 when it was liquidated by the NKVD. Subjects: Communism - Soviet Union. Jews - Soviet Union. Evreiskaia kommunisticheskaia rabocheia partiia. World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers - Po'alei Zion. OCLC lists 4 copies (Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Natl Libr Israel) . Pages aged, soiled, fragile edges (though not chipping) . Boards soiled. About Good condition. Important. (ZION-8-11), Zionism2, rus6, left1. (ja)
Stock number:35656.
$US 1500.00
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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: 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: 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
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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: 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: Varsha [Warsaw : Sh. P. Rabinovits, Y. Y. Ish Horvitsvarsha [Warsaw]: [NO PUBLISHER], 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 1127, 214 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Title translates to “The Jewish Community: General Work on the Torah and Duty. ” This annual periodical was first printed in 1886 to cover current events, politics, torah and Jewish life. The journal only lasted 3 volumes, until 1888. The work was, in a way, one of the first large publication of the Hovevei Zion movement, initiated in response to the Russian pogroms. The group was officially formed by Leon Pinsker in 1884. Keneset Israel was edited by Shaul Pinchas Rabinowitz (1845-1910) , a Jewish historian, author and one of the first Chovive Tzion (Wikipedia, 2018) . Friedberg, ; Kaf 375. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. Hebrew literature. Other titles: “Kneses Israel: hebra¨isches illustrirtes Jahrbuch für Literatur, Wissenschaft und Geschichte des Judenthums. ” (OCLC: 49017246) OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide, though some sets are incomplete. Boards are edge worn with some cloth over spine tearing away. Boards are edge worn with some cloth over spine tearing away. Pages have some chips in margins. Pages browning. All text is good. Overall good condition. (ZION2-2-56-BLJ), Heblit2, rab13, zionism6,
Stock number:41870.
$US 1000.00
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: New York,, 1937-1939
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 4-8 pages each. Conservative Jewish men's group newsletter from the Holocaust period from the the second synagogue founded in New York (1825) and the third-oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the United States. "The object of the 'Tattler' will be to provide the members with a regular source of information and entertainment....The Pogroms in Russia during the Czarist regime or the activities of the Zionist movement in recent years had no such effect on the consciousness of the average American Jew except to stir a sense of pity and sympathy for the afflicted ones. But the cruel, heartless persecutions of the Jews in Germany by Hitler and his crew, caused a stirring in the blood of Native Americans of Jewish birth that made them turn about and recall the religion of their fathers and the God of Israel. We of The Men's Club of the Congregation B'nai Jeshurun welcome with open arms all those who are returning to the fold." Most issues include commentary on the increasing oppression of the Jews in Germany; other issues discussed include some current Jewish news, some retelling of Jewish history, congregation news, editorials, fun facts, jokes with lessons. OCLC: 944959016, OCLC lists 2 holdings worldwide (JTS & USHMM), though these holdings appear to be incomplete. First issue shows edgewear, other issues show only creases from folding, touch of wear, good quality paper with just the slightest toning. About Very Good Condition Overall. Rare (HOLO2-159-22A), Holo17, amr7, period1, 215
Stock number:41813.
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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.
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Imprint: New York, Bloch, 1899-1933
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 1st edition. Original Publisher’s green cloth with gilt design. 8vo; 24 cm; 196 pages, 192 pages, 216 pages, 243 pages. Vol. 1 carries the title, “The Judaeans.” Each volume includes essays from the following periods: [I.] 1897-1899. -- II. 1900-1917. -- III. 1918-1926. -- IV. 1926-1932. Contents: Vol I. - This introduction to the four volume publication outlines the organization. Essays include "Anti-Zionist Meeting", By-Laws of the Society, and more. - Vol II – Includes a list of meetings and papers read, constitution, list of officers, list of members Articles are "President's Address as Tenth Anniversary Meeting - 'The Aims and Ideals of The Judaeans,'" Henry M. Leipziger, "Function of Jewish Scholarship," Josph Jacobs, "The Mission of the Jewish Encyclopedia," K. Kohler, "Dr, Schechter and Jewish Scholarship in America," Emil G. Hirsch, "Rebellion Against Being a Problem," Solomon Schechter, "Jewish Immigrants and Judaism in the United States," Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, "The Jews as Elements in the Population, Past and Present," Louis Marshall, "The Jew as a Citizen," Morris Loeb, "The Congress of Berlin and the Jew," George S. Hellman, "Louis Loeb - A Tribute," Leo Mielziner, "The Jews and Economic Life: A Review of Sombart's 'Jews and Capitalism,'" Samuel Schulman, "The Jew in his Relation to the Law of the Land," Max J. Kohler, "Address at Meeting in His Honor," Israel Abrahams, "Ruppin's 'Jews of Today,'" Maurice H. Harris, "Schnitzler's 'Prof. Bernardi,'" Bernard Naumberg, "The Jew as a Citizen of England," David de Sola Pool, "The Jew as a Citizen of France," Sol M. Strook, "The Jew as a Citizen in Germany," Leon Hühner, "The Jew as a Citizen in Holland, Italy and Switzerland," Arthur K. Kuhn, "Yiddish Literature in the United States - Its Relation to the Masses," Leon S. Moisseiff, "A Quarter Centiry of the Jewish Immigrant in America," Henry Moskowitz, "The Novel, Jew," Jacob H. Hollander. - Vol III Includes "Leipziger Memorial Exercises, " Addresses by Samson Lachman, Herbert L. Bridgman, Stephen S. Wise, Joseph L. Buttenweiser, George F. Kunz, and Louis Marshall, "The Essence of Judaism, " Theodore Reinach, "Meeting in Honor of the Earl of Reading, Lord Chief Justice of England and Special British Envoy to the United States, " addresses by Samson Lachman, Julius J. Frank, Jacob H. Schiff, Abram I. Elkus, Stephen J. Wise, The Earl of Reading, "Ameircan Jewish War Relief Abroad, " Daivd M. Bressler, "Biblical Criticism and Jewish Science, " Felix Perles, "Attitude of the Last Twenty Years and Present Conditions of Jewish Learning, " Ismar Elbogen, "Leisure, " Israel Abrahams, "The Lesson from Tutankh-Amon's Tomb for the Jew, " Kaufmann Kohler, "Israel Zangwill Meeting, " Addresses by Samson Lachman, Israel Zangwill, Louis Marshall, Horace Stern, Simeon Strunsky, "The Crisis of European Civilization (Noelting and Spengler), " Ludwig Stein, "Race Theory and Anti-Semitism, " Julius Goldstein, "Immigration and Racial Discrimination, " Max J. Kohler, "The Jewish Colonization Work in Russia, " James N. Rosenberg, "The World Court and the Protection of Racial and Religious Minorities, " Addresses by Samson Lachman, Louis Marshall, Manley O. Hudson, and Arthur K. Kuhn. - Vol IV includes: Summary of the Judaean meetings, 1926-1932, constitution, board of directors, list of members Articles are "Memorial od Samson lachman," Max J. Kohler, "Louis Marshall - In Momoriam," Samson lachman, "The Jew in German Literature," Leon Huhner, 150th Anniversary of Constitutional Establishment of Religious Liberty - "New York State's First Constitution," Louis Marshall, "The 150th Anniversary of Constitutional Establishment of Religious Liberty," Irving Lehman, "American Influences on the Development of Religious Liberty in Europe," Max J. Kohler, "George F. Moore's 'Judaism,'" Samuel Schulman, "Lewis Browne's 'That Man Heine,'" Elsa H. Naumberg, "Golden and Other Ghettos in Recent Fiction," Frank I. Schechter, "The Jew in Science," Morris R. Cohen, "Jewish Winners of the Nobel Prize," Benjamin Harrow, The Lessing-Mendelssohn Bi-Centenary - "Lessing," Ernst Renan, "Mendelssohn," Stephen P. Duggan, American Jewry Fifty Years Ago and Today - "Judiasm and Elements in the Population, Then and Now," Maurice H. Harris, "The Jew in Social Life, Then and Now," Felix M. Warburg, "The Jew in Business, the Professions and Public Life, Then and Now," Marcus M. Marks, "Our Charities, Then and Now," Lee K. Frankel, "Relations of Christians and Jews, Then and Now," Frank Gavin, " The American Jewess Fifty Years Ago and Now, Rebekah Kohut - "The American Jewess in Relation to the State," Henry Moskowitz, "The Ameircan Jewess and Her Religion," David E. Goldfarb, "The American Jewess in Letters," Rebekah Kohut, "The Council of Jewish Women," Nathan Straus, Jr., Hadassah," Robert Szold, "Jewish Sacred Music, old and New," Lazare Saminsky, "The History of Liberal Judaism in England," Lily H. Montagu, "The Life and Works of Cesare Lombrosos," Signora Gina lombroso Ferrero, "The Struggle Against Disease: The Health Work of Nathan Straus and American Jewish Foundations," Louis I. Harris, "The Henry Street Settlement," Lilian D. Wald, "Lee K. Frankel: In Memoriam," Louis I. Dublin, "George Washington and the Jews," Albert Ulmann, "Recent Excavations of Jewish Interest in Palestine," Nelson Glueck. " Volume I, present here, is very seldom offered for sale. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise very good condition. (AMR-45-5A), AMR5, women2, inbt ae , 208-210
Stock number:36531.
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Imprint: [Tel Aviv]: Irgun Olej Merkaz Europa, 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers, tall 12mo, 69 pages. 22 cm. In German. The first separate publication of a demand for Nazi reparations to the Jews. In July 1943, long before the war ended, Siegfried Moses coined the term “reparations” in relation to claims of Jewish citizens against the German state. He published an article on the restitution demands of Jews in the bulletin of the "Irgun Olej Merkaz Europa", Tel Aviv; they publish here those proposals as a separate work. For the first time, Moses proposed that a State can commit an injustice, for which it must then compensate the civilian population which suffered under that injustice. This legal opinion was later the basis for reparations by the Federal Republic of Germany. Siegfried Moses (1887-1974) was a German-Israeli lawyer and the first state comptroller Israel. After the Nazi seizure of power, he helped German Jews transfer assets to Palestine. From 1933 on he was also chairman of the Zionist Federation of Germany (ZVfD) and Vice President of the Reich Association of German Jews. In 1937 Moses himself fled to Palestine; then in 1941 he wrote (together with fellow German emigre Walter Schwarz) the text of the 1941 Palestinian Income Tax Act. In 1947 Moses was a member of the delegation of the Jewish Agency at the United Nations and in 1949, he became the first state comptroller Israel (Chief of Court) . In 1956-1957, he was also President of the "Council of Jews from Germany", the official association of Israelis of German origin. In 1955 he co-founded the Leo Baeck Institute, serving as its director, and was on the advisory board of the United Restitution Organization in Israel (Wikipedia, 2015) . SUBJECT(S) : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Reparations. World War, 1939-1945 -- Claims. Jews -- Europe. Jewish property -- Germany -- History -- Post war problems -- Reparations for historical injustices. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide, but only 5 copies in the US (NYPL, Yale, US Holocaust Museum, UChicago, Princeton) . Spine worn, corners bumped through, Good Condition. Very important. (holo2-126-34)., HOLO13,
Stock number:36190.
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Imprint: Johannesburg, South Africa; South African Jewish Board Of Deputies., 1919-1962
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wrappers. 8vo. 23cm. 19 consecutive reports submitted to the Fourth through Twenty-third national congresses of the Jewish Board of Deputies. “Today the SAJBD [South African Jewish Board of Deputies] represents nearly all of the Jewish community institutions and synagogues, works as a watchdog against anti-Semitic articles in the media, examines legislation concerning the Jewish community and maintains contact with Diaspora communities world-wide, as well other political and religious organizations in South Africa. ” (jewishvirtuallibrary.org) Descriptions of the Jewish Board of Deputies positions on Zionism, persecution and violence against Jews in Europe and the resettlement and emigration of European Jews. OCLC lists only 3 runs worldwide (NYPL. Brandeis, NLI) , and a few libraries list single issues. All spines rebacked. Some shelf wear, showing on certain volumes more than others. Text is clean and fresh. Overall good+ condition. (AJCONG-31)
Stock number:34651.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Imprint: [Philadelphia],: No Publisher Listed, 1903
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original stapled paper wrappers with illustration of the Rev. Dr. Isaac M. Wise on front and illustration of Hebrew Union College on back. 8vo, 10 pages. €œNo other Rabbi ever achieved what Dr. Wise had achieved for Israel’s sacred cause; no other Rabbi ever toiled and suffered for reform as he toiled and suffered…. He was the Jochanan ben Zaccai, who, by establishing the Hebrew Union College, founded a new centre for Israel’s religion and literature, and saved his people from the threatening doom of dissolution. € Krauskopf’s eulogy here discusses at great lenght Hebrew Union College, which was founded by Dr. Wise. It ends with “Ours is the obligation to endow the Hebrew Union College, - as our debt of gratitude to Dr. Wise, as our duty to our children and ourselves, ” and with a form to donate to the Isaac M. Wise Memorial Fund National Committee which was an endowment fund for the Hebrew Union College. Joseph Krauskopf, (1858–1923) the author, was himself a leading U. S. Reform rabbi who very much led the movement following Wise’s death which he memorialized here in 1903.. While enrolled at HUC in the first class of Hebrew Union 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 (1888, 1924) . 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 (1903–05) . 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: 173007139, OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Hebrew Union College, National Library of Israel) . Pencil marks in margins on few pages, slight tearing along spine. Overall Very Good Condition. Rare (AMR-57-3), Amr7, 215, 215i
Stock number:40774.
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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.
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Imprint: New York; John S. Taylor, 1843
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 12mo. 358 pages. 19 cm. First US edition. Singerman 0833. 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). Bound in original cloth with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English). OCLC lists 17 copies. Wear to spine, foxing and some stains, Good Condition Overall. AMR-39-32a
Stock number:34762.
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Imprint: New York; John S. Taylor, 1843
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 12mo. 358 pages. 19 cm. First US edition. Singerman 0833. 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). Bound in original cloth with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Jews - Fiction. Fiction (English). OCLC lists 17 copies. Residue at top of title page, old damp stains, Cloth remains very good, Overall Good+ condition. (AMR-39-32) xxx, AMR4, BRIT1, ZIONISM1. (JA)
Stock number:31537.
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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.
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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: London: Printed By Waterlow And Sons, 1934
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. Lxxix, 2668, 125 pages [2872 pages total] 25 cm. Sir Robert Harry Drayton (1892-1963) was a British legal officer. In 1931, Drayton, previously Solicitor-General, was appointed Legal Draftsman to the Palestine Government. In 1933, Drayton compiled and catalogued the laws, decrees, regulations, rules, etc. Which were issued in Palestine in addition to the British Royal laws and decrees enforced therein (UCC, 2019) . SUBJECTS: Law - Palestine. (OCLC: 22912793) . Foxing to some pages. Boards are lightly worn. Very good condition. (ZION2-2-12), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40979.
$US 700.00
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, Current Books, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original blue cloth boards with original illustrated blue, black, yellow, and white dust jacket with photograph of Shoah survivors crammed into the Haganah ship Exodus. 8vo. 134 pages, [32] pages of plates; 21 cm. 6 word inscription in blue pen from Gruber. Ruth Gruber, who died in 2016 at the age of 105, “was an American journalist, photographer, writer, humanitarian, and a United States government official...Gruber witnessed the Exodus 1947 ship entering the Haifa harbor after it was intercepted by the Royal Navy while making an attempt to deliver 4, 500 Jewish refugees. To meet the refugees, Gruber flew to Cyprus, where she witnessed and photographed refugees detained by the British. The British then sent the refugees to Port-de-Bouc in France and Gruber went there. The refugees refused to disembark, however, and, after 18 days standoff, the British decided to ship the Jews back to Germany. Out of many journalists from around the world reporting on the affair, Gruber alone was allowed by the British to accompany the DPs back to Germany. Aboard the prison ship Runnymede Park, Gruber photographed the refugees, confined in a wire cage with barbed wire on top, defiantly raising a Union Jack flag on which they had painted a swastika” (Wikipedia, 2017) . Includes 32 pages of photographs taken by the author with compelling captions. “You had to smell Cyprus to believe it. ” SUBJECT(S) : Jewish refugees, Exodus 1947, Palestine, Emigration and immigration. Some edgewear and toning to dust jacket. Layer of dust on top edge. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Minimal dampstaining. Very good condition. (WOMEN-6-2)
Stock number:38337.
$US 500.00
Imprint: New York, Current Books, 1948
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original blue cloth boards with original illustrated blue, black, yellow, and white dust jacket with photograph of Shoah survivors crammed into the Haganah ship Exodus. 8vo. 134 pages, [32] pages of plates; 21 cm. 6 word inscription in blue pen from Gruber. Ruth Gruber, who died in 2016 at the age of 105, “was an American journalist, photographer, writer, humanitarian, and a United States government official...Gruber witnessed the Exodus 1947 ship entering the Haifa harbor after it was intercepted by the Royal Navy while making an attempt to deliver 4, 500 Jewish refugees. To meet the refugees, Gruber flew to Cyprus, where she witnessed and photographed refugees detained by the British. The British then sent the refugees to Port-de-Bouc in France and Gruber went there. The refugees refused to disembark, however, and, after 18 days standoff, the British decided to ship the Jews back to Germany. Out of many journalists from around the world reporting on the affair, Gruber alone was allowed by the British to accompany the DPs back to Germany. Aboard the prison ship Runnymede Park, Gruber photographed the refugees, confined in a wire cage with barbed wire on top, defiantly raising a Union Jack flag on which they had painted a swastika” (Wikipedia, 2017) . Includes 32 pages of photographs taken by the author with compelling captions. “You had to smell Cyprus to believe it. ” SUBJECT(S) : Jewish refugees, Exodus 1947, Palestine, Emigration and immigration. Some edgewear and toning to dust jacket. Layer of dust on top edge. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Minimal dampstaining. Very good condition. (WOMEN-6-2)
Stock number:38332.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim, Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit,, 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers, in later pamphlet protector. 8vo. 21 pages; 23 cm. Written in Hebrew with additional title pages in English at back. English title: “H. Lewy: Memorial addresses by J. L. Magnes, M. Schwabe, and G. Scholem. ” Includes a list of Lewy’s scientific publications in many languages at the back. Dr. Hans (Yohanan) Lewy was a prolific scholar of classical philology and Jewish Hellenism with a particular focus on Philo. Though he died at only 44, he had an extensive academic career. Judah Leon Magnes “was a prominent Reform rabbi in both the United States and Mandatory Palestine. He is best remembered as a leader in the pacifist movement of the World War I period, his advocacy of a binational Jewish-Arab state in Palestine, and as one of the most widely recognized voices of 20th century American Reform Judaism” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Moshe Schwabe “was a German-Israeli classical scholar and epigraphists” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Gershom Scholem was a German-Israeli philosopher, “widely regarded as the founder of the modern, academic study of Kabbalah, ” became “the first Professor of Jewish Mysticism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem” (Wikipedia, 2016) . He was close friends with Walter Benjamin and Leo Strauss and published works including Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism (1941) , Sabbatai Zevi, the Mystical Messiah (1957) , and On Kabbalah and its Symbolism (1965) . Includes black-and-white headshot of Lewy. SUBJECT(S) : Hans Lewy. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Slight browning of original paper wrappers. Several library markings including stamps and stickers. Minimal pencil markings that do not obscure text. Good + condition. A Very Rare Gershom Scholem imprint (zion-12-14)
Stock number:37963.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Wien, H. Glanz, 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
First edition. Original blue boards with gold font with beautiful original dust jacket. 8vo. 336 pages; 24 cm. Hitler-era publication, written in German with additional Hebrew title page. Includes a 9 word inscription written and signed by the author to Shalom Spiegel, renowned scholar and professor of Hebrew literature at JTS, in August 1937, just before the start of the war. Dr. Tulo Nussenblatt was a famous Zionist scholar and historian before WWII. During the war, Nussenblatt housed many people in his bunker in the Warsaw ghetto. He died in the uprising, still clutching his briefcase full of book materials about Theodor Herzl, about whom he wrote this book. A biography of Herzl divided into 4 sections with smaller divisions within each. Includes several black-and-white photographs of Herzl, his colleagues, and his possessions, as well as facsimiles of important letters, documents, and objects from his life. SUBJECT (S) : Theodor Herzl, Zionism. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Library markings on spine of book, but not on dust jacket which is very clean. Slight toning. Fading on cover boards on spine and edges. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Good condition in Very Good Jacket. A beautiful inscribed copy. (zion-12-39), holo17, zion6,
Stock number:37925.
$US 500.00
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
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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
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
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: 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: Pariz (Paris) : [Publisher Not Identified], 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 119 pages; 18 cm. In Yiddish. Holocaust-era publication from Paris. Title translates to “Toward the historic day of judgment, the Jewish people between curses and redemption” Published early in the Holocaust, Ben-Adir argues for the enactment of national introspection and calm rather than territorialism! Ben-Adir (1878–1942) was writer and Jewish socialist leader, born in Krucha, Belorussia. He was a child prodigy and left for university in Minsk at the age of 16. While there, he was heavily influenced by Jewish socialism. After the First Zionist Congress in 1897, Ben-Adir published an article advocating political Zionism in opposition to the ideology of Ahad Ha-Am. After then Kishinev pogrom of 1903 Ben-Adir published a call for the formation of a Jewish party which would combine the aims of revolutionary socialism with national Jewish aspirations. Ben-Adir was one of the founders and ideologists of the Vozrozhdeniye group, and of its successor of the Sejmists (Jewish Socialist Workers' Party) whose program included Jewish national-political autonomy while envisaging territorial sovereignty as a remote aim. Ben-Adir stayed in Erets Israel between 1925 and 1927 but returned to Berlin, leaving for Paris in 1933. "Algemeyne geshikhtlekhe perspektivn un problemen -- tsentrale yidishe problem." SUBJECTS: Zionism – Jewish nationalism. OCLC Number:19316146. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Minor browning, edgewear to wrappers at corners. Overall Very Good- Condition. (ZION-14-52), zion
Stock number:38000.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Philadelphia: Ben J. Nusbaum, 1893
Edition: First Edition
Binding: paperback
1st edition, original paper wrappers. 8vo, 8 pages. Series I. No. 9. On cover: “Discourses of Rabbi Dr. Henry Berkowitz, Before Congregation Rodef Shalom.” Delivered on Friday, March 31, 1893. Singerman S025. “In 1892 [Berkowitz] was called by the Congregation Rodeph Shalom (Philadelphia). In this city he helped in the establishment of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies (1901) and the Philadelphia Rabbinical Association (1901)…. Berkowitz founded the Jewish Chautauqua Society in 1893, where he served as chancellor, which was his key contribution to developing American Jewish institutions and educations. When the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) was founded in 1889 and he became a charter member. According to the same biographical sketch, he drafted a formula on meditating congregations and rabbis while he worked at CCAR as a committee chairman…. Berkowitz was strongly against Zionism. He vigorously opposed those who insisted that contemporary Judaism demanded creation of a national Jewish state in Palestine with his widely publicized statement ‘Why I am Not a Zionist’ at the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) convention in Cincinnati in 1899.” (wikipedia) Not listed on OCLC. Singerman lists 5 holdings of Berkowitz’ discourses, though 3 of those holdings are either “scattered” or “undetermined,” so may not include this publication. Some edgewear, internally clean. Good Condition overall. (AMR-67-19-'d'kk'r), Amr7 bible,
Stock number:41678.
$US 500.00
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
Imprint: Jerusalem: Department Of Customs, Excise, And Trade, 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 10 issues, approximately 40-50 pages each with multiple pages of advertisements from the period, 24 cm. Published every two weeks by the Department of Commerce and Industry (1922-24) and the Department of Customs, Excise and Trade (1924-1931) . SUBJECTS: Palestine -- Commerce -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 16 holdings worldwide, most appear to be incomplete (OCLC: 162116616) . Wrappers have some chips in the margin. Pages browning. All contents are very clear and good. (ZION2-2-19), zionism6, 215
Stock number:40971.
$US 500.00
Imprint: New York: "Jewish Daily News" Print,, 1887
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. 12mo. 105, 96, 128 pages. In English, German, and Hebrew; each with own title page. Includes introductory remarks by 3 Chicago Rabbis: Emil Hirsh, Dr. S. Sola, and A. Norden. "A Wisp of Myrrh in a Bed of Spices. A narrative of interesting events in the life of Israel's bene- factor, the illustrious philanthropist, Sir Moses Montcfiore , and reflections upon his many deeds of kindness and benevolence, including elucidations of many expressions in Biblical and Talmudical literature, and a philosoph ical investigation of the general idea of the belief in the immortality of the soul and reward and punishment in the life to come, etc. Original in Classical Hebrew." The author notes, "In the year following the death of Sir Moses Montifiore, I thought of writing concerning the life and deeds of this illustrious philanthropist , and to publish the same in memory of this great benefactor of Israel. On the first day of Tyyar .5646 [6 May 1886), my task was finished" (p. 105). He also notes, “ ‘After I finished writing my book ... some knowledgeable and wise people read it while it was still in manuscript ... and enjoyed it immensely ... [but] it was a great wonder to them ... for he who engages in commerce does not become wise, particularly not in this land, where the Torah is placed on the street corner and no one asks for it. And they asked me if I did not copy it from books written by famous men of great worth who toil in Torah [scholarship] ... I responded to them truthfully, that all the contents of my book are my own ideas ... and I gave them proof” (p. 3) Goldman 691: “Part one is a homiletic biography of Montefiore and part two contains Talmudic novellae and Biblical commentaries. . Shaffner hoped "through its sale to be enabled to assure a peaceful evening of life for himself' (p. 3). Felsenthal had encouraged Shaffner to publish it as early as 28 Sept. 1885 and he himself prepared the translation, which was completed by 22 Nov. 1886 (pp. 1-2). It is not clear whether Felsenthal was responsible for the German or the English translation, or both; BHBl and E. Felsenthal record him as the German translator. [Deinard] records that this work was published for the "fourth convention of the American Zionists [Hovevei Zion?]." Sir Moses Montefiore was a 19th-century English philanthropist. Singerman 3593. Deinard 701. SUBJECT (S) : Montefiore, Moses, Sir, 1784-1885. OCLC: 9985439. Edgewear to leather binding, especially at spine. Very good condition internally, Good Condition Overall. (AMR-2-8A-BBB), AMR7, 215, 215i
Stock number:40961.
$US 500.00
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
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Imprint: Kansas City: United Synagogues Of Greater Kansas City, 1922
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. 8vo. Original Boards. 191 pages ; 18 cm. “Simon Glazer (or Shimon Glazer; 1876-1938) was an Orthodox rabbi who flourished at the turn of the twentieth century. He was known for founding and leading two major organizations of American Orthodox rabbis. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) This is a discussion of the efforts of Rabbi Glazer (through publication in 1922) to organize Jews in the United States and prompt the U. S. Government to support the creation of Jewish state in what would become known as Palestine. The author documents his correspondence with various Jewish organizations, governors, senators, and presidents in trying to persuade them to provide support. Includes facsimiles of several letters of correspondence between Rabbi Glazer and American elected officials and facsimiles of autographed photographs the elected officials sent to Rabbi Glazer (including President Warren Harding) . This copy is signed by Rabbi Galzer on the front end page. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism -- History. Some wear to boards. Inside pages are clear with very faint browning. Good+ condition. (zion-10-22)
Stock number:37781.
$US 450.00
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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: 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: Jerusalem: Makor Pub., 1976
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, folio, 4 volumes, 136, 264, 144, 204 pages, 39 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Added title page in Hebrew, with title: Targum Onkelos ‘al ha-Torah. “A limited facsimile edition of 360 copies. ” A brief summary of the Hebrew introduction, 1 leaf in English inserted in volume 1. In Hebrew characters. Includes bibliographical references and page indexes. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. Selections. 1976.; Bible. ; O. T. ; Pentateuch. ; Aramaic. ; Onkelos. ; 1976.; Targum Onkelos ‘al ha-Torah. Boyarin (1946-) is a “U. S. Talmudist and cultural critic. Boyarin was educated at Goddard College, Columbia University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Ben-Gurion University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel; from 1990 he served as the Herman P. And Sophia Taubman Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his many books are Sephardi Speculation: A Study in Methods of Talmudic Interpretation; Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash; Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture; A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity; Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man; Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism; and Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity. In addition, he is the author of more than 100 articles in Hebrew and English. Boyarin’s work is characterized by the application of post-modernist and post-colonialist theory to Jewish cultural history, especially and most fruitfully, during the period of late antiquity. He numbers among the pioneers in the modern study of midrash and in the introduction of gender as a critical category in the study of rabbinic literature. His work took a decided turn in his controversial study of the apostle Paul, as his own deep hostility to Zionism emerged as a central feature in his reading of Paul. From this point forward he continually focused on the “diasporic” nature of rabbinic Judaism, in which Jewish culture expresses hostility to power and can even be characterized as “feminized. ” This nature is often placed in contrast to Zionist, territorialist, and nationalist readings of the Jewish past and present, which are characterized as valuing power and masculinity. Another turn emerged with his study of martyrdom and subsequent studies of the Jewish-Christian divide. It is Boyarin’s contention that, despite the rhetoric of differentiation found in the works of certain religious elites, the boundaries between Jewish and Christian communities were ill defined and porous through the end of the third century C. E. Only with the emergence of Christian orthodoxy in the early fourth century did a firm boundary between Judaism and Christianity emerge. Among his many honors, Boyarin was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research in 2000, and in 2002 was awarded the Jewish Cultural Achievement in Scholarship Award, given by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture” (Harris in EJ, 2007) . Very good condition. (Heb-36-2), Ava, heb3, bible2, spec5
Stock number:27609.
$US 425.00
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: 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." [Israel Museum Catalogue, Bezalel number 1348; Yeshiva University Museum Catalogue, Raban Remembered, number 78.] Touch of foxing, Light wear to cloth boards. Overall Very Good- Condition. (art-21-8A)
Stock number:38674.
$US 400.00
Imprint: Berlin: Hotsaat A. Y. Shtibel,, 1929
Binding: Paperback
First Hebrew edition. Original papers wrappers. 8vo. 206 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Oedipus Rex. ” Oedipus the King is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles and first performed in about 429 BCE. It follows the story of King Oedipus of Thebes as he discovers that he has unwittingly killed his own father, Laius, and married his own mother, Jocasta. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence and certainly as the summit of Sophocles’ achievements. The tragedy was translated by the Hebrew Zionist poet and fathers of modern Hebrew poetry, Shaul Tchernichowsky. He was fluent in many languages including Latin and Greek and he translated into Hebrew Homer’s Iliad and the Odyssey as Shakespeare’s Twelfth night and Macbeth (Wiki, 2016) . SUBJECTS: Sophocles -- Translations into Hebrew. Oedipus (Greek mythological figure) -- Drama. Oedipus (Greek mythological figure) . OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Minor shelf wear with very minor chipping to corners. Cover wrapper is loose. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-50-2), Heblit1, heb2
Stock number:37635.
$US 400.00
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: 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: 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: Pariz (Paris) : [Publisher Not Identified], 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 119 pages ; 18 cm. In Yiddish. Paris Yiddish imprint published the same year the city was overrun by Nazi forces. Title translates to “Toward the historic day of judgment, the Jewish people between curses and redemption” Published early in the Holocaust, Ben-Adir argues for the enactment of national introspection and calm rather than territorialism! Ben-Adir (1878–1942) was writer and Jewish socialist leader, born in Krucha, Belorussia. He was a child prodigy and left for university in Minsk at the age of 16. While there, he was heavily influenced by Jewish socialism. After the First Zionist Congress in 1897, Ben-Adir published an article advocating political Zionism in opposition to the ideology of Ahad Ha-Am. After then Kishinev pogrom of 1903 Ben-Adir published a call for the formation of a Jewish party which would combine the aims of revolutionary socialism with national Jewish aspirations. Ben-Adir was one of the founders and ideologists of the Vozrozhdeniye group, and of its successor of the Sejmists (Jewish Socialist Workers' Party) whose program included Jewish national-political autonomy while envisaging territorial sovereignty as a remote aim. Ben-Adir stayed in Eretz Israel between 1925 and 1927 but returned to Berlin, leaving for Paris in 1933. SUBJECTS: Zionism – Jewish nationalism. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Minor browning and edgewear. Overall Very Good Condition. (ZION-13-52-'L), zionism6
Stock number:38346.
$US 375.00
Imprint: Wien: Gedruckt Bey Georg Holzinger,, 1819
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 122 pages, 17cm. In Hebrew with some Latin characters. Title translates to “Research of the Land: A Book Covering the Lands Covered in the Holy Books. ” Lowisohn published this distinctly modern study and census nearly a century before the official advent of Zionism, covering the many places that appear in the bible. Lowisohn (1788-1821) was a Jewish Hungarian historian and poet who brought the ideas of the German enlightenment to Hungary as part of the Haskalah. The distinctly secular approach to biblical geography makes this piece particularly relevant to later Jewish nationalism. SUBJECTS: Palestine – Topography. Bible. Old Testament -- Geography. OCLC: 19149175. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (UCLA, Harvard, Wayne State, HUC, Penn, Denmark, Ets Haim-Amsterdam). Vinograd, Vienna 500. Binding repaired. Overall Very Good Condition. (ZION-14-63), zion
Stock number:38009.
$US 375.00
Imprint: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st edition. Original boards and dust jacket. 8vo. 322 pages, 23 cm. In English. Inscribed to Jerusalem Post editor Charles Weiss in Jerusalem, 1971. Shimon Peres, who recently passed away, detailed the creation and development of Israeli armed strength here, in his second book. He served as President, twice as Prime Minister, and was a member of 12 cabinets (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Israel -- Defenses. Israel -- History, Military. Dust jacket is very lightly worn. Internally very good. Overall Very good condition in about Very Good Jacket. (ZION2-1-18), zionism6, 215, 215i
Stock number:40563.
$US 375.00
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Imprint: New York, 1913
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Single fold pamphlet, 4 ipages ; 28 cm. While Rabbi Browne does not completely answer all of his tabloid-inspired questions, this piece offers a rare glimpse into one of the largest political scandals in New York City’s history. “William Sulzer (1863 – 1941) was an American lawyer and politician, nicknamed Plain Bill Sulzer. He was the 39th Governor of New York and a long-serving congressman from the same state. He was the first and so far only New York governor to be impeached. He broke with his sponsors at Tammany Hall, and they produced convincing evidence that Sulzer had falsified his sworn statement of campaign expenditures. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Browne’s claim that he made Sulzer “The Pet of the East Side Jews” is interesting given the context of Sulzer’s 1912 gubernatorial campaign. Sulzer ran against Oscar S. Straus, who was the first Jewish United States Cabinet Secretary and who would have been the first Jewish Governor of New York. “The Maccabaean” (the Federation of American Zionist Magazine) reported that “Louis Marshall… went out of his way to advise to advise Jewish voters to support William Sulzer for Governor in preference to Oscar S. Straus. The reason he gave for asking Jewish support for Mr. Sulzer was that Mr. Sulzer deserved Jewish consideration for what he had done for the abrogation of the Russian treaty. This was a wholly uncalled for attempt to aid in the defeat of the Jewish candidate for the governorship of the largest state in the Union, and was generally resented in Jewish circles…” Browne dedicates this tell-all pamphlet “to the hon. Aaron J. Levy… The Brilliant Lawyer, The Wise Statesman, and above all The Genuine Jew. ” Levy “was chairman of the managers on behalf of the Assembly (i. E. The prosecution team) at the impeachment trial of Governor William Sulzer” (Wikipedia, 2016) Published months after Sulzer’s impeachment. OCLC lists no copies anywhere. Some edgewear, no text loss, about good condition. Very Rare. (AMR-49-52), Amr7
Stock number:37693.
$US 350.00
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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
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
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Imprint: New York, American Financial And Development Corporation For Israel, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1951) . First edition, Original paper wrappers with blue and black font. 6 pages; 13.5 x 7cm. Cartoon-illustrated promotional booklet from the first year Israel Bonds were ever offered. This was the third year of Israel’s Existence, still during the DP period. Includes 8 blue, white, and black cartoons depicting the ways in which Israel bonds are helpful to the young State of Israel and to the person purchasing them, each with a caption. Cartoon topics include absorbing new immigrants, expanding fishing and citrus industries, and manufacturing chemicals at the dead sea. “It is up to us to determine whether they are to accomplish their objective in the three-year economic development program, or whether they are to struggle for a generation, because of lack of adequate capital. The full subscription of the $500, 000, 000 Bond Issue must be our answer. If we give them the tools, they will do the job. ” SUBJECT(S) : Bonds of Israel Government, Israel, Economics. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. One faint pencil marking that does not affect text. Very good + condition. Rare and important (zion-11-47)
Stock number:37827.
$US 325.00
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Imprint: [New York] : [J. Blitt & Co. ], 1919
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 4 pages ; 22cm. In English and Hebrew. Program from Eliezer Ben-Yehuda’s Farewell Banquet in 1919. Many of the most notable Jews in New York assembled to say goodbye to the Ben-Yehuda. The “Dinner Committee, ” printed on the back cover, includes about 100 people, almost all are notable Rabbis, writers, artists, and business people including Celia Adler, Mordecai Kaplan, Judge Julian Mack, Henrietta Szold, Yehoash, Nathan Straus, and Israel Friedlander. It’s very likely that this was the last time most of these American Jews got to see Ben Yehuda. The Menu, printed on the inside page was: Dubonet, Fruit Cocktail, Consomme a la Bar Kochba, Celery, Olives from the Mount of Olives, Salmon, Tartar Sauce, Potatoes, Roast Chicken - - Jelly, Salad Petach Tikvah, Soufflee a la Hemda, Coffee, Bonbon Cakes, Reichsquallen, Wine. "/ "Danziger, Caterer. " Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was the most influential Hebraist of his time. In his book Was Hebrew Ever a Dead Language, Cecil Roth summed up Ben-Yehuda's contribution to the Hebrew language: ‘Before Ben-Yehuda, Jews could speak Hebrew; after him, they did. ’” (Wikipeida, 2016) OCLC lists just 1 copy worldwide (NYPL) . Some markings and wear but overall very good condition. With a photograph of Ben Yehuda on the cover. (AMR-49-15), Amr6, heblit2
Stock number:37556.
$US 325.00
Imprint: London, The Society's Office, 1889
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover,
First edition. Half leather binding with raised bands, 8vo, 304 pages with 51 illustrated pages. Contains 4 foldout maps. Part of the Palestine exploration fund series. Gottlieb Schumacher (1857 – 1925) “was an American-born civil engineer, architect and archaeologist of German descent, who was an important figure in the early archaeological exploration of Palestine” (Wikipedia, 2018) . OCLC: 342794. Good Condition with library markings. (Zion-16-3), zionism6
Stock number:39929.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Kaunas [Kovno]: Sh. Yoselevitsh, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 215 pages, 9 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates as: “Links: Collected Works for Literature. ” One of the last Yiddish books published in Kovno/Kaunas prior to the Nazi invasion of 1941; OCLC-Worldcat lists not a single Yiddish publication from the city from 1941-1959. “During the interwar period Kaunas had a Jewish population of 35, 000–40, 000, about one quarter of the city's total population. Jews made up much of the city's commercial, artisan, and professional sectors. Kaunas was a centre of Jewish learning, and the yeshiva in Slobodka (Vilijampole) was one of Europe's most prestigious institutes of higher Jewish learning. Kaunas had a rich and varied Jewish culture. There were almost 100 Jewish organizations, 40 synagogues, many Yiddish schools, 4 Hebrew high schools, a Jewish hospital, and scores of Jewish-owned businesses. It was also an important Zionist centre” (Wikipedia, 2016) . SUBJECTS: Yiddish literature. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, NYPL) , none outside the Northeastern US. Stains and wear to wrappers toning to pages, but solid, about Good Condition (HOLO2-131-15A), Holo17, yid3
Stock number:39817.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Wellington [New Zealand], Edwards & Green, 1883
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Pp. 75; 19.5 cm. Touch browned. Original gilt-titled green boards, light wear. 8vo. Minimal rubbing. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight toning. Very good + condition. (ZION-12-68), zion-12-68
Stock number:38461.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Tel-Aviv; Hashachar, 1928
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Boards. 8vo. [344] pages (with various paginations) . 24 cm. Illustrated. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Includes a short dictionary in Spanish, Russian, Italian, German, French, English, Hebrew, and transliterated Hebrew. Many period advertisements in English and Hebrew. Descriptions of tourist attractions, Jewish cultural figures, and history in the Middle East and Palestine. Subjects: Jews -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century. Health resorts -- Palestine. Palestine -- Guidebooks. Palestine -- Tours. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. (Brooklyn College, Yeshiva Univ. , Emory Univ. , Brandeis, Cleveland Public Library, NYPL, GW Univ. , Natl. Libr. Of Israel. ) Ex-library with only one tag on spine. Some shelf wear and age toning. Overall in Very Good Condition. (ZION-3-7A), zionism6
Stock number:38192.
$US 300.00
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: 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
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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
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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: Jaffa; M. Shoham's Press, 1925
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 53, 51 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and English. Organised by the Palestine exhibitions & fairs corporation, ltd. Catalogue for the Palestine Exhibition and Fair in Autumn 1925; the exhibitions held in Tel Aviv would later be famously named the Levant Fair. Catalogue contains list of Exhibitors and Exhibits (organized according to product or trade) ; Contains many advertisements from the period. “Exhibitions (now known as fairs) were quite successful and were ordered for tens of thousands and then hundreds of thousands of Jews, Arabs, English, and many tourists. The fair in 1932 was visited by nearly 300, 000 people. While the existence of this fair became known for the first time in Israel, their broadcasting station broadcast the events in Hebrew. This was four years before they began regular radio broadcasts in Israel by Voice Jerusalem. Fair visitors have included some very distinguished people, including British High Commissioners for Palestine Herbert Samuel (1920-1925) ,  Herbert Plumer (1925-1928) ,  John Chancellor (1928-1931) and Arthur Wauchope (1932-1937) , as well as Arab mayors of Jaffa and Jerusalem” (Wikipedia, 2015) . Subjects: Levant Fair (1925 : Tel Aviv) – Catalogue. OCLC lists only one copy (Natl Libr Israel) . Scarce. Wraps previously repaired, light wear otherwise, clean. Good + condition. (ZION-8-1)
Stock number:35642.
$US 300.00
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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: Varsha [Warsaw : Sh. P. Rabinovits, Y. Y. Ish Horvitsvarsha [Warsaw]: [NO PUBLISHER], 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 1127, 214 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Title translates to “The Jewish Community: General Work on the Torah and Duty. ” This annual periodical was first printed in 1886 to cover current events, politics, torah and Jewish life. The journal only lasted 3 volumes, until 1888. The work was, in a way, one of the first large publication of the Hovevei Zion movement, initiated in response to the Russian pogroms. The group was officially formed by Leon Pinsker in 1884. Keneset Israel was edited by Shaul Pinchas Rabinowitz (1845-1910) , a Jewish historian, author and one of the first Chovive Tzion (Wikipedia, 2018) . Friedberg, ; Kaf 375. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. Hebrew literature. Other titles: “Kneses Israel: hebra¨isches illustrirtes Jahrbuch für Literatur, Wissenschaft und Geschichte des Judenthums. ” (OCLC: 49017246) OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide, though some sets are incomplete. Boards are edge worn with some cloth over spine tearing away. Pages have some chips in margins. Pages browning. All text is good. Overall good condition. (ZION2-2-56-BLJ), Heblit2, rab13, zionism6, 215
Stock number:41869.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Geneva/Genf [Komitee zur Hilfeleistung für die Kriegsbetroffene Jüdische Bevölkerung], 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: softcover
,1944BD|paperback 1st edition, original wrappers, 4to. 87 pages, in German. Mimeograph. The title translates to “The extermination of Jews in Poland. Eyewitness accounts. First series.” This was compiled by Adolf Henryk Silberschein. Silberschein “was a Polish-Jewish lawyer, activist of the World Jewish Congress, Zionist, member of the Polish Sejm (1922–27). During the Holocaust he was a member of the Bernese Group, an informal cooperation of Jewish organizations and Polish diplomats who fabricated and smuggled illegal Latin American passports to occupied Poland, saving their holders and their families from immediate deportation to German Nazi death camps.” (wikipedia 2018). OCLC: 718215664. Some toning on cover, few stains on front cover, indentations on back cover that go through to some pages, small tear where cover meets spine, else Very Good Condition. Very Important Work. (HOLO2-141-11), Holo17 216
Stock number:41852.
$US 300.00
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
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: 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: Varsha [Warsaw : Sh. P. Rabinovits, Y. Y. Ish Horvitsvarsha [Warsaw]: [NO PUBLISHER], 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 1127, 214 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Title translates to “The Jewish Community: General Work on the Torah and Duty. ” This annual periodical was first printed in 1886 to cover current events, politics, torah and Jewish life. The journal only lasted 3 volumes, until 1888. The work was, in a way, one of the first large publication of the Hovevei Zion movement, initiated in response to the Russian pogroms. The group was officially formed by Leon Pinsker in 1884. Keneset Israel was edited by Shaul Pinchas Rabinowitz (1845-1910) , a Jewish historian, author and one of the first Chovive Tzion (Wikipedia, 2018) . Friedberg, ; Kaf 375. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. Hebrew literature. Other titles: “Kneses Israel: hebra¨isches illustrirtes Jahrbuch für Literatur, Wissenschaft und Geschichte des Judenthums. ” (OCLC: 49017246) OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide, though some sets are incomplete. Ex-library with usual markings. Edgewear to first few pages. All contents good. Overall good condition. (ZION2-1-23-BLJ), Heblit2, rab13, zionism6, 215
Stock number:40693.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Varsha [Warsaw : Sh. P. Rabinovits, Y. Y. Ish Horvitsvarsha [Warsaw]: [No Publisher], 1888
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 650 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew and Yiddish. Title translates to “The Jewish Community: General Work on the Torah and Duty. ” This annual periodical was first printed in 1886 to cover current events, politics, torah and Jewish life. The journal only lasted 3 volumes, until 1888. The work was, in a way, one of the first large publication of the Hovevei Zion movement, initiated in response to the Russian pogroms. The group was officially formed by Leon Pinsker in 1884. Keneset Israel was edited by Shaul Pinchas Rabinowitz (1845-1910) , a Jewish historian, author and one of the first Chovive Tzion (Wikipedia, 2018) . Friedberg, ; Kaf 375. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Poland -- Periodicals. Hebrew literature. Other titles: “Kneses Israel: hebra¨isches illustrirtes Jahrbuch für Literatur, Wissenschaft und Geschichte des Judenthums. ” (OCLC: 49017246) OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide, though some sets are incomplete. Ex-library with usual markings. Edgewear to first few pages. Pages browning with some damp stains. All contents good. Overall good condition. (ZION2-1-22-BL)xx, zionism6, 215
Stock number:40692.
$US 300.00
Imprint: New York: Dershei Sfath Eber, 1901
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Later boards. 4to. 4 pages, 40 cm. In Hebrew and Yiddish with some English advertisements. Title translates to “The Hope. ” As the paper states, The Hope is a literary weekly for the purpose of promoting the knowledge of the classical ancient Hebrew language. ” Much of the prose is written in a beautiful, biblical Hebrew. No copies in OCLC. Ex-library with usual markings. Some fading, but contents are still clear. Very light foxing. Overall good condition. Very rare. (ZION2-1-10), zionism6, 215 amr
Stock number:40509.
$US 300.00
Imprint: [New York]: The UAHC, 1911
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages, 26 cm. In English. Louis Marshall (1856-1929) “was an American corporate, constitutional and civil rights lawyer as well as a mediator and Jewish community leader who worked to secure religious, political, and cultural freedom for all minority groups. Among the founders of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) , he defended Jewish and minority rights and, though not a Zionist, he supported the Balfour Declaration” (Wikipedia, 2018) . President Taft considered nominating Marshall to the supreme court. SUBJECTS: Passports. Jews -- Soviet Union. Diplomatic relations. Jews. Passports. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide (OCLC: 24040832) . Very good condition. (AMR-54-11-BFLMR), Amr7, ee3, 215
Stock number:40506.
$US 300.00
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: Yerushalaim: Hotsa’at Bene Betsalel, 1925
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original illustrated boards with gilt lettering. 8vo. 22 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Pioneers: Collection of Silhouettes. ” This book contains 20 Hebrew poems next a print of a paper-cut silhouette prepared by Bezalel artist Meir Gur Aryeh. These are perhaps his best known works. SUBJECTS: Folk songs, Hebrew -- Israel -- Texts. Halutzim -- Poetry. OCLC: 19153736. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-1), zionism6, 215. art
Stock number:40414.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim: Nidpas Al Yede Yisrael Bak, 1863
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Later boards. 4to. 146 pages, 32 cm. In Hebrew. Title roughly translates to “The Paths of David. ” The title page contains praise for Sultan Abad al-Aziz and a woodcut of the Western Wall. Silberstein (d.1884) was a famous Hungarian rabbi and leader of many Jewish communities over the course of his life. He wrote Shevile David while living in Jerusalem from 1859 and 1867. He was opposed to Zionism, but maintained support for Jerusalem’s Old Yishuv. (Jewish Virtual Library, 2018) . Here he discusses the writings of Joseph Karo. SUBJECTS: Divorce (Jewish law) . OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide (OCLC: 57232827) . Very light edge wear in margins of title page. Exceptionally Good Condition. (RAB-64-56-PE), zionism6, rab13, 215
Stock number:40142.
$US 300.00
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
Imprint: Paris, E. Champion, 1925
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher's Cloth. Large 8vo. cxxxviii, 247 pages, 26 cm. In French. SUBJECT (S): Romance languages -- Foreign words and phrases. Latin language -- Foreign words and phrases. Jews -- History. Hebrew language -- Influence on Latin. Hebrew language -- Semantics. Linguistica Bible. Latin -- Versions -- Old Latin. At head of title: D. S. Blondheim. Reprinted in part from various periodicals. Bibliographical foot-notes. Blondheim (1884-1934) was a “U. S. Romance scholar. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Blondheim studied at Johns Hopkins University where he became professor of Romance philology in 1924. During his studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris he began to work on the notes left by A. Darmesteter on the Old French glosses, over 1, 000 in number, in Rashi’s talmudic commentaries. Blondheim, after collating these with early manuscripts, restored their original form, established their exact meaning and published them as the first volume of his Les glosses francaises dans les commentaires talmudiques de Raschi. He then proceeded to study each term in all its ramifications, but on his untimely death left only 125 completed studies. They were published posthumously as the second volume of his Glosses, with his biography and a very extensive bibliography. The vast amount of historical and philological documentation gathered by Blondheim offers an invaluable source of information. Blondheim’s minor writings included many other contributions to the medieval Judeo-Romance dialects, e. G. , medieval Judeo-French hymns. His indefatigable scientific endeavors did not hinder him from taking an active part in Jewish affairs, both philanthropic and Zionist. Blondheim prepared the first English translation of L. Pinsker’s Auto-Emancipation. His life ended on a tragic note. His manuscripts and papers are now in the National and University Library, Jerusalem” (Banitt in EJ, 2007) . Previous owner's name on FEP. Slight coloring to edges of pages. Light wear to cover corners. Small chip to stop of title page, but no loss of text. Very good condition. (Sef-13-11), SEF4, COMHIST2, MX3, rab7, lan1, it1, CDS
Stock number:26997.
$US 275.00
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
Imprint: [New York]: Ha-Histadrut Ha-`ivrit Be-Amerikah, 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 12 pages, 20 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Hebrew Labor Union and Its Aspirations. ” The Histadrut Ha-Ivrit organization was devoted to encouraging the knowledge and use of the Hebrew language, the publication of Hebrew books and periodicals, and an interest in Hebrew culture. The organization held its opening convention in December 1917 because of the activity of Zionists and Hebraists who found themselves in the United States as the result of World War I. The organization published a variety of materials including HaDoar newspaper, the Yearbook of American Jews, and more. SUBJECTS: Hebrew language -- United States -- 20th century. Jews -- United States -- Languages. Zionism -- United States. OCLC Number: 19186761 OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard Penn, and UMD). Very Good Condition. Scarce. (ZION-14-49), zion
Stock number:37998.
$US 250.00
Imprint: New York, Mizrachi Women’s Organization Of America, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1935-1943) . First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 6 pages; 16cm. A fundraising booklet for the Beth Zeiroth Mizrachi school for girls in Jerusalem. “The Beth Zeiroth Mizrachi is an institution for the Vocational training and educational advancement of the adolescent Jewish girl, in an environment imbued with the traditional Jewish spirit. It serves as a School, Center, and Home, -modernly built and practically equipped to satisfy the material, social, and spiritual needs of the orthodox girl, and to prepare her for duties as a builder of her country. Includes 12 fabulous black-and-white photographs of the girls engaged in various activities including sewing, gardening, cleaning, and feeding chickens. Implores readers to donate to the cause to support a new school in Tel-Aviv for the growing German refugee population. SUBJECT(S) : Education, Palestine, Girls. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Two library stamps. A few unobtrusive marks. Very good condition. Rare and important (zion-11-34)
Stock number:37813.
$US 250.00
Imprint: New York; United Palestine Appeal, 1936
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Wraps. 4to. [13] pages. 28 cm. First edition. Nazi-era booklet containing ten illustrated color charts, graphs, and maps. Charts demonstrate economic and demographic statistics, including chart detailing distribution of refugees from Germany worldwide. Subjects: Jews in Palestine – History. Jews. Jews - Restoration. Middle East - Palestine. OCLC lists 6 copies. Previous owners signature on front wrap. Lightly soiled wraps, otherwise clean. Good + condition. (ZION-7-44) xx, holo17, zionism6 xoo
Stock number:35622.
$US 250.00
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: 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
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: Jerusalem: Public Committee Investigating the Genocide of the Jewish People in Europe, 1955
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original stiff wrappers with 2 staples. 8vo, 13 leaves. Typescript mimeograph. “The Attorney-General of the Government of Israel v. Malchiel Gruenwald, commonly known as the Kastner trial, was a libel case in Jerusalem, Israel. Hearings were held from 1 January to October 1954 in the District Court of Jerusalem before Judge Benjamin Halevi (1910–1996), who published his decision on 22 June 1955.[1]The defendant, Malchiel Gruenwald (1881–1958), a hotelier who lost 52 relatives in the Auschwitz concentration camp, had accused Rudolf Kastner (1906–1957), a Hungarian lawyer and journalist who became a civil servant in Israel in 1947, of collaborating with the Nazis in Hungary during the Holocaust. The allegations were made in a self-published newsletter, Letter to Friends in the Mizrachi, in August 1952. The Israeli government sued on Kastner's behalf, calling him as one of 59 witnesses. Gruenwald was represented by Shmuel Tamir, a former Irgun commander, who turned the case into one that examined the actions of the governing Zionist Mapai party during the Holocaust, and what had been done to help Europe's Jews. One of the key issues was whether Kastner, who in Hungary had helped to found the Budapest Aid and Rescue Committee, had in effect collaborated with Adolf Eichmann and Kurt Becher, two SS officers, in his efforts to secure safe passage from Budapest to Switzerland in July 1944 of 1,684 Jews, on what became known as the Kastner train. Gruenwald and Tamir accused Kastner of having failed to warn the Hungarian Jewish community that they were to be loaded onto trains and taken to the gas chambers in Auschwitz, in occupied Poland. They alleged that he had known about the gas chambers since at least the end of April 1944 – when he had received a copy of the Vrba-Wetzler report – but had neglected to inform the wider community that they were not being deported from Hungary to be ‘resettled,’ as the Nazis had said. His motive, they said, was to safeguard the release of a smaller number, which included his family and friends. In failing to alert the wider community to the danger, they alleged that he had helped the SS avoid the spread of panic among the Jewish community, which would have slowed down the transports. The judge ruled in Gruenwald's favour, accusing Kastner of having ‘sold his soul to the devil.’ Kastner was assassinated outside his home in Tel Aviv in March 1957 as a result of the decision and the subsequent publicity.” (wikipedia) This booklet is against Kastner and how the Israeli Government handled it. They say, “Had the Kastner case taken its natural course, had Kastner been tried on the strength of the prima facie evidence like any other citizen in such circumstances (and in execution of the law specially passed for that purpose) there would, of course be no need for any special public action. But the Government, in defiance of accepted democratic procedure and in disregard of the country, has thrown all its weight on the other side of the scales. This can only mean that there is more behind the Kastner trial than has so far been revealed, and that Kastner is the key to other mysteries that accompanied the greatest catastrophe in our modern history.” (page 7-8) OCLC: 2056270, OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (YU, YIVO, HUC, TAU) none at any non-Jewish institution. Tearing around staples on cover, repaired, cover is slightly creased and has a stain in the lower right corner. Very Good Condition Overall. Scarce.(HOLO2-144-29), Holo zion
Stock number:41914.
$US 250.00
Imprint: Paris: Jewish Colonization Association, 1913
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Later paper wrappers, 8vo. 286 pages, 26 cm. In French. Report on the settlement of Jews in Argentina. The Jewish Colonization Association was founded in 1891 by Baron Maurice de Hirsch to facilitate mass emigration of Jews from Russian and Eastern Europe to agricultural colonies in North American and South America, including Argentina and Brazil (Wikipedia) . SUBJECTS: Jewish emigration. OCLC lists 20 holdings, though most appear to be incomplete Spine is exposed and starting. Pages browning. Back wrapper is edgeworn. All contents are very good. (ZION2-2-35), zionism6, 215, 214
Stock number:41000.
$US 250.00
Imprint: New York; United Palestine Appeal, 1936
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Pamphlet. Original Wraps. 4to. [13] pages. 28 cm. First edition. Nazi-era booklet containing ten illustrated color charts, graphs, and maps. Charts demonstrate economic and demographic statistics, including chart detailing distribution of refugees from Germany worldwide. Subjects: Jews in Palestine – History. Jews. Jews - Restoration. Middle East - Palestine. OCLC lists 6 copies. OCLC: 155450181. Creased, sticker with pen marks on cover, otherwise Very Good Condition. (Zion-16-9) xx, zionism6
Stock number:39935.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Montreal, Canada : Aroysgegebn Fun Dem Yehoash-Brentsh Numer Akht, Id. Nats. Arb. Farband, 1934
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition, original blue printed paper wrappers, 8vo, 14 pages, 22 cm. In Yiddish. "A rede gehaltn oyf'n Kanader Idishn kongres in Toront? O, akht un tsvantsiktn Yanuar, 1934." Title translates as, “The National-Economic Statement of the Jewish Commonwealth Problem. ” Scarce Nazi-era Canadian Yiddish imprint on Zionism. SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- Canada -- Intellectual life. -- Intellectual life. Zionism. OCLC lists 3 institutions worldwide with copies (Harvard, HUC, YIVO) . Light wear, soiling, stamps on 2 pages, about Very Good- Condition. Scarce. (YID-26-26)
Stock number:39416.
$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-14-50), zion
Stock number:37999.
$US 225.00
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Hav?ana: G. Minkowicz,, 1952
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 157 pages. 23 cm. In Yiddish. On verso of Title Page: "Fun goles Daichland biz mdinas Isroel. " Prolific Cuban Zionist writer. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism. Jewish travelers -- Biography. World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees. Israel -- Description and travel. OCLC lists 9 copes worldwide. Residue of later outer binding on spine and adjacent original cover, otherwise Very Good Condition (latam-2-3)
Stock number:36081.
$US 225.00
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: Frankfurt De- Main; Bi-Defus A. Slovattski, 1896
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Period Boards. 8vo. 31 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Funeral Eulogy for Isaac Elhanan Spektor (1817-1896) “rabbi, leader of traditional Jewry in Russia, halakhic authority, and supporter of the Hibat Tsiyon (Love of Zion) movement. Yitshak Elhanan Spektor served as rabbi in various communities in the Russia Empire, the most important of which was Kovno in Lithuania (1864–1896) ” - Yivo Encyclopedia. “He corresponded with the leading rabbis of western Europe, and was the anonymous friend who induced Samson Raphael Hirsch to write 'Ueber die Beziehung des Talmuds zum Judenthum. ' In his later years he was revered by the Jews of Russia; and his death caused mourning in Orthodox communities throughout the world. ” - 1906 JE. Contains the bookstamp of Rabbi Benzion Eisenstadt (bookstamp is in Hebrew and English) . Subjects: Eulogies. Jewish funeral sermons. Spektor, Isaac Elhanan, 1817-1896. OCLC lists 8 copies. Outer edge of binding fragile and chipped; aged, with light soiling throughout. Good condition. (GER-44-46), RAB10, EE3. (JA) heb3, zion1, ger8
Stock number:33785.
$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: 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: 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: 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
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
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: 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: 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
Imprint: Eschweiler: Verlag Der Freistatt, 1913-1914
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Period Boards. 8vo. 736 pages ; 22 cm. 12 Issues Bound Together (nos. 1 — 12) . In German. The title translates loosely into English as, “The Sanctuary: A Monthly Periodical on Jewish Culture and Politics. ” all 12 issues from the first year of publication (from April 1913 to April 1914) of the influential Jewish-German periodical "Die Freistatt". Founded by Fritz Mordechai Kaufmann (1888-1921) , it was the only German-Jewish periodical to represent a 'pan-Judaic' approach, distinguishing it both from liberal and Zionist Judaism in Germany at that time. Was a forum for political, religious and sociological discussions about Judaism. Features prominent writers such as Elsa Lasker Schüler, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Borochov, and numerous others. Boards have some wear but are in good condition. Some markings on end pages. Issue 1 is printed on a smaller paper, but bound together here with issues 2-13. Some toning. Overall Very Good- condition. (GER-58-78), Ger9, period1
Stock number:38315.
$US 215.00
Imprint: [New York]: [New York Board Of Rabbis]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original single fold wrappers, 12mo, [4] pages. Service includes: National Anthem sung by Cantor Adolph Katchko, Invocation by David de Sola Pool; Greetings by Rabbi Joseph Zeitlin; Prayer for the United Nations by Rabbi J. X. Cohen; [Sermon] by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver; Benediction by Rabbi Abraham M. Heller; and closing with the singing of Hatikvah. On March 25, 1948, 6 days prior to this event, US President Harry Truman made the following statement regarding the upcoming vote on Palestine at the UN: “This country vigorously supported the plan for partition with economic union recommended by the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine and by the General Assembly. We have explored every possibility consistent with the basic principles of the Charter for giving effect to that solution. Unfortunately, it has become clear that the partition plan cannot be carried out at this time by peaceful means. We could not undertake to impose this solution on the people of Palestine by the use of American troops, both on Charter grounds and as a matter of national policy. The United Kingdom has announced its firm intention to abandon its mandate in Palestine on May 15. Unless emergency action is taken, there will be no public authority in Palestine on that date capable of preserving law and order. Violence and bloodshed will descend upon the Holy Land. Large-scale fighting among the people of that country will be the inevitable result…. These dangers are imminent. Responsible governments in the United Nations cannot face this prospect without acting promptly to prevent it. The United States has proposed to the Security Council a temporary United Nations trusteeship for Palestine to provide a government to keep the peace. Such trusteeship was proposed only after we had exhausted every effort to find a way to carry out partition by peaceful means. Trusteeship is not proposed as a substitute for the partition plan but as an effort to fill the vacuum soon to be created by the termination of the mandate on May 15. The trusteeship does not prejudice the character of the final political settlement. It would establish the conditions of order which are essential to a peaceful solution., zionism6
Stock number:39426.
$US 200.00
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: Cincinnati Hebrew Union College, 1950
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Wrappers. 8vo. Pages [17] - 71 (i. E. 55 pages) ; 24 cm. In Hebrew. Off-Print from the Hebrew Union College Annual, 23, pt. 2, 1950-1951, seventy-fifth anniversary publication. Inscribed by Abraham Joshua Heschel on the First Page. Martin Luther King, jr. , and Heschel "initially bonded over the prophets. King was drawn to Heschel’s intimate knowledge of the topic (Heschel’s masterwork, in a body of masterworks, was his book The Prophets) , and Heschel in turn admired King’s devotion to the Exodus story of Moses and the Israelites, adapted to the narrative of the civil rights struggle in the 1950s and ’60s....Heschel...can also be considered a kind of prophet himself. The main job of the prophets of the Bible, after all, is to hold their people’s feet to the fire. Moses railed at the weak and foolish Israelites who strayed from the path the minute their leader ascended to the mountaintop to commune with God. King fulminated against the war in Southeast Asia as well as against the injustices rampant in white American culture toward those whom it had enslaved for hundreds of years. Heschel supported both these causes, incurring the disapproval of some Jewish leaders when he did not hesitate to vigorously excoriate U. S. Involvement in Vietnam, preaching widely on the subject, writing letters to presidents, and being a spokesman for other religious leaders in meetings with high-level military strategists like Secretary of State Dean Rusk...Heschel, like King, had the charisma a prophet needs. He was impossible to dismiss, even when his message stung. The consummate gadfly, he shined a bright light on the ills of American society and also on those of American Judaism in the mid-20th century, which he saw as stultifying, airless, soulless, moribund. He was an outlier on one crisis we face today: how to make Judaism not only appealing but actually indispensable for Jews of future generations. His words were bracing and his exhortations powerful, but, rendered in such breathtakingly poetic language (as well as expressed verbally in his disarming Polish accent) , they seem like a loving gift from a benevolent elder, not a rebuke: He even warned warmly. He was a Jew who had suffered and seen too much suffering, and who, unlike the rest of us, was capable of vision on a greater scale, the prophetic scale. He knew what he was talking about, and, like King, he believed people could rise up, be their best selves, and behave with righteousness and even with holiness. Heschel died in 1972, four years after his friend King was shot dead. It’s a long time ago now. The prophets we have today don’t speak in King’s mellifluous rhetoric or write in Heschel’s enchanting prose. Maybe we have murdered or hounded to death those with the capacity to make our hearts soar with their words of justice and compassion; we’ve gotten pretty cynical, maybe too cynical for those kinds of voices" (Sian Gibby in Tablet Magazine, 2016) . Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century....In late October 1938, when Heschel was living in a rented room in the home of a Jewish family in Frankfurt, he was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Poland. He spent ten months lecturing on Jewish philosophy and Torah at Warsaw's Institute for Jewish Studies. Six weeks before the German invasion of Poland, Heschel left Warsaw for London with the help of Julian Morgenstern, president of Hebrew Union College, who had been working to obtain visas for Jewish scholars in Europe....Heschel believed the teachings of the Hebrew prophets were a clarion call for social action in the United States and worked for African Americans' civil rights and against the Vietnam War. He also specifically criticized what he called ‘pan-halakhism, ’ or an exclusive focus upon religiously compatible behavior to the neglect of the non-legalistic dimension of rabbinic tradition. Heschel is a widely read Jewish theologian whose most influential works include Man Is Not Alone...At the Vatican Council II, as representative of American Jews, Heschel persuaded the Roman Catholic Church to eliminate or modify passages in its liturgy that demeaned the Jews, or referred to an expected conversion to Christianity. His theological works argued that religious experience is a fundamentally human impulse, not just a Jewish one. He believed that no religious community could claim a monopoly on religious truth. " (Wikipedia, 2016) . Wrappers are toned. Otherwise very good condition. (AMR-52-19)
Stock number:38906.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York : Research Institute For Post-War Problems Of Religious Jewry, 1947-48
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Blue Wrappers. 8vo. 32 pages ; 23 cm. In Hebrew, With Title Pages printed in both Hebrew and English on Front and Back Wrappers. Rabbi Dr. Isaac Lewin, (1906 - 1995) was a Professor Emeritus Of Jewish History at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University In New York… Lewin an architect of the Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, which was Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 36/55 of 25 November 1981. For this, he was awarded the United Nation's Medal of Peace. He was also awarded by the city of Warsaw with the Golden Badge of Merit in 1988, for promoting international relations and cooperation among peoples… He taught at YU from 1944 until 1985. He was an author and editor of works in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and he could converse comfortably in German and French. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) Published in the year of Israeli independence, two years before the Harari Decision, when there was ongoing dispute over what would constitute an Israeli constitution. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Slight toning and minor wear to wrappers. Overall very good condition. Important. (HOLO2-135-23)
Stock number:38854.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York : A. H. Rosenberg, 1898
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 43 pages. 18cm. In Hebrew with some English. Singerman 5198. Goldman 579: “Kadushin was born in Radoshkovichi, Byelorussia, ca. 1859. He studied in the yeshivot of Zasliai (Lithuania) and Volozhin and was ordained by R. Naphtali Zevi Judah Berlin [Netziv] and R. Isaac Jacob Reines. He was a rash yeshivah in Minsk for four years, after which he lived in Vilna. Kadushin immigrated to America ca. 1885. He served as a mohel (ritual circumciser) in New York and as a rabbi and mohel in New Rochelle. Kadushin attempted to professionalize the practice of milah (circumcision) . He complained that ‘every individual and sluggard who comes to this land and does not desire to carry on his back the heavy load of the peddler titles himself a mohel. €™ He claimed to ‘have seen hundreds of actual arelim (uncircumcised individuals) ’ as a result of the ignorance of these mohelim. Kadushin himself circumcised ‘seven thousand boys’" He died in 1932. This manual contains the services (with an English translation) and an anthology of the laws for weddings, circumcisions, bar mitzvahs and the redemption of the first-born. Kadushin published it for religious functionaries unable to study the procedures directly from the codes because their time was consumed with their livelihood. € Title translates to “Zion: Part II of Brit Yitzhak – Sermons on the Matter of Settling Eretz Yisrael, Holidays, and other Occasions. € Includes a prayer for the government and a prayer for the settlement of Eretz Yisrael. SUBJECTS: Sermons. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (UCLA, Harvard, JTS) . Very Good Condition. Scarce (ZION-14-31)
Stock number:38021.
$US 200.00
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
Imprint: New York, Pro-Palestine Herald Publishing Co., 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated green paper wrappers with intricate images of farming, scholarship, industry, and sheep herding, amongst others in blue ink. 4to. 36 pages; 30 cm. A Holocaust-era Philo-semitic journal, this issue includes more than a dozen articles by various authors, a letter to the editor of the New York Times, and a monthly chronicle. Winston Churchill writes one of the articles entitled “Why I Am Against Partition. ” Topics include “Double Cross De Luxe, ” “Palestine-A Protest, a Prospect and a Compromise, ” and “Myth of Pan-Arabia, ” amongst others. “The proposed Jewish area at present has almost as many Arabs as Jews. These it is proposed, by peaceful lawful methods, gradually to extrude. Such a process will certainly be attended with friction and possibly with reprisals by the Arabs upon Jews who wish to dwell in the Arab zone. Here is an almost limitless vista of dangerous incidents, any one of which, under the conditions described, may become the cause, or be made the pretext, of hostile action. ” Includes 8 black-and-white headshots, 3 full-page maps of Palestine and the surrounding areas, and a political cartoon. Back cover of the periodical includes “Principles and Program of the Pro-Palestine Federation of America. ” SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Partition, Inter-faith. OCLC lists 4 holdings worldwide (NYPL, Harvard, Cleveland Pub. Lib, UVA) . Very minimal markings. Slight toning, particularly on edges. Very good + condition. (zion-12-20) xx, holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37969.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Kiev, Kooperativer Farlag Kultur Lige, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Later boards with original paper wrappers bound in. 12mo. 70 pages; 18 cm. Yiddish with additional cover page in Russian or Ukrainian. Scarce Soviet-1920s publication on Antisemitism and Zionism, divided into 13 chapters. Title translates to “Anti-Semitism and Yiddish Nationalism. ” M. Kiper was the editor of ‘The Communist Path, ’ a Yiddish-language newspaper published during the Russian Civil War, and an author about Jewish life in Ukraine. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Pogroms, Anti-semitism. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (GW Univ, Harvard, HUC) , none in New York. Browning and some pages stuck together. Library bookplate and some pencil markings. Minimal tearing. Good + condition. Scarce (zion-12-2) .
Stock number:37951.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: New York, Century, 1926
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Original Boards with Original Illustrated Dust Jacket. 8vo. [ix], 249 pages ; 20 cm. “Sophie Irene Loeb (1876 – 1929) was a US journalist and social-welfare advocate… She was the president of the Board of Child Welfare of New York for seven years, and in 1921 she established the first child welfare building. In 1924, she became president of the Child Welfare Committee of America. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Signed on the front end page, “Best Wishes, Sophie Irene Loeb. ” SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Palestine. Includes original photographs throughout. Slight foxing. Inside pages are very clear with no markings or wear. Dust Jacket has some wear but is overall very clear and intact. About very good condition with good+ dust jacket. Rare in jacket and signed. (ZION-10-19)
Stock number:37776.
$US 200.00
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] 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: 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
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Imprint: Philadelphia, Pa, 1897
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages ; 23cm. Singerman S347. From the series: “Sunday Lectures Before The Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. ” Series X No 12 from January 3rd 1897. “Joseph Krauskopf (1858 – 1923) was a prominent American rabbi, author, leader of Reform Judaism, founder of the National Farm School (now Delaware Valley University) , and long-time (1887-1923) rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (KI) , the oldest reform synagogue in Philadelphia which under Krauskopf, became the largest reform congregation in the nation. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) Stapled. Lacks back wrapper. Pages are creased along middle with wear effecting a few words. About good condition. (AMR-51-17)
Stock number:37749.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York: The American Jewish Book Company, 1921
Binding: Hardback
Single sheet (Broadside) , 4to, 24 cm. Advertisement for a set of Israel Zangwill’s works, attractively typeset and illustrated with a tipped in photo of Zangwill. Israel Zangwill was a prolific author and early Cultural Zionist, a close associate of Theodor Herzl, although he later rejected the idea of a Jewish state in Palestine and became a proponent of the Territorial movement. This ad proclaims him, via GK Chesterton, “the wittiest man in all England. ” Very good+ condition. (Spec-43-6), Brit1, bibliog5
Stock number:37462.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Leipzig. Druck Und Verlag Von Philipp Reclam Jun., 1888-1889
Binding: Hardback
Original Paper Wrappers bound inside Modern Boards. 12mo. 30 pages ; 15 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “The Refugee. Comedy in One Act. ” One of two early editions published in Leipzig by the Universal-Bibliothek. Most catalogs have not distinguished between the two versions, but both editions are very scarce. OCLC lists about 5 copies worldwide. Wear to cover wrapper. Internally good. Overall in about good condition. (Spec-42-12A)
Stock number:37174.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Leipzig. Druck Und Verlag Von Philipp Reclam Jun., 1888-1889
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Paper Wrappers bound inside Modern Boards. 12mo. 30 pages ; 15 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “The Refugee. Comedy in One Act. ” One of two early editions published in Leipzig by the Universal-Bibliothek. Most catalogs have not distinguished between the two versions, but both editions are very scarce. OCLC lists about 5 copies worldwide. Inscribed on the title page by the notable scholar of Talmudic literature Israel Lewy to Dr. [Oscar] Rabinowitz. Some foxing and wear. Overall in about very good condition. (Spec-42-12)
Stock number:37070.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Jewish Agency For Palestine, 1952
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Typed Report. 12mo. 31 pages ; 30 cm. In English. This is the DP-period May 1952 Executive Report from the New York Jewish Agency for Palestine, now known as the Jewish Agency for Israel, which is the largest Jewish nonprofit organization in the world. This original type-written report of the financial expenditures and programmatic activities of the Jewish Agency documents one of the most important segments of the Agency’s history. David Ben-Gurion was executive of the Agency until 1948, when he left to become Israel’s 1st Prime Minister. In 1952, the Knesset passed the “Zionist Organization-Jewish Agency for Israel Law, ” which formalized the Jewish Agency’s responsibility to supervise Aliyah, absorption, and settlement in the State of Israel. Interestingly, this New York Executive Report uses the name “Jewish Agency for Palestine, ” even though the organization began to use the name “Jewish Agency for Israel” in 1948. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Damaged, with many pages torn in the middle, affecting text on one page. Fair condition, but complete. (HOLO2-130-38)
Stock number:37039.
$US 200.00
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; 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: [Jerusalem; Jewish National And Hebrew University Library], [1929]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 23 pages. 22 cm. First edition. No place, publisher, author, or date stated. Notes and News of the Jewish National and Hebrew University Library in Jerusalem for September 1928 to September 1929; contains news of the passing of Gustav Bradt, and Harold M. Wiener; contains news on the recent Riots in Palestine; Gifts of Governments to the library, the Fechheimer Gift, bequest of Louis Grossmann, Ernst J. Lesser, David Neumark, Louis Siff, Chaim Spivak, Emanuel Hertz, M. L. Maxwell, David Schapira; the work of friends and committees of the Hebrew university in Kishineff, Germany, London, Copenhagen, Prague, Riga, Rome, Warsaw , Vienna, Zagreb; details on recent Hebrew University library developments, its Palestine poster collection, the medical division; removal of the library to Mount Scopus; and details on dozens of individual gifts given to the library from various donors. Subjects: Libraries - Israel. None of this edition on OCLC; NYPL lists a holding for 1925 Notes and News. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. Scarce. (ZION-7-16)
Stock number:35593.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Imprint: Berlin; Morgenland-Verlag, 1931
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 81 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. Limited edition, number 159 of 250. Commemorative volume for Micha Josef Bin Gorion. Bibliography of Bin Gorion's works: p. 72-79. Compiled and written by his son Immanuel Bin-Gorion (1903–1987) , “writer and translator, was born in Breslau. In 1936 he settled in Tel Aviv where he served as director of Bet Mikhah Yosef (a municipal library based on his father's collection) . His writings in Hebrew and German include essays, literary criticism, and studies of folklore. He edited and published his father's writings. ” - 2008 EJ. Micha Josef Berdyczewski (Later: Bin-Gorion) (1865–1921) , “Hebrew writer and thinker. Born in Medzibezh, Podolia, Berdyczewski was the descendant of a line of ? Asidic rabbis. … Berdyczewski wrote more than 150 Hebrew stories, many in Yiddish, and several in German. These stories deal with two central subjects: life in the Jewish towns of Eastern Europe in the last decades of the 19th century and the life of the Eastern European Jewish students in the cities of Central and Western Europe. … One of the most seminal figures in both modern Hebrew literature and Jewish thought, Berdyczewski exerted a subtle yet crucial influence upon many readers after the turn of the century because he embodied, both in his personality and in his writing, the painfully ambivalent attitudes toward both traditional Judaism and European culture shared by many Jewish intellectuals. Characteristically, Berdyczewski rebelled against his religious background, but could never completely reject it. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph, 1865-1921 - Bibliography. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light soiling to wraps, previous owners name in pencil on endpages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (GER-44-30)
Stock number:33765.
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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.
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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
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Imprint: Nyu-York; Pyonern Froyen Organizatsye, 1946
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 184, [1] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. 'Women in the Ghettos'. Contents: In di getos un untererd - Partizanen in kamf - Geshtaltn - Portretn - Parashutistn - Tsu di bregn fun heymland. Emphasizes women partisans and the ghetto resistance, entire section devoted to Hannah Senesh. Illustrated throughout. Compiled by Leib Spizman (1903-1963) , Yiddish writer, member of the Farband-Labor Zionist Order’s national executive committee and of the secretariat of the World Congress for Jewish Culture, he came to the United States via Japan in 1940. Subjects: Jewish women in the Holocaust. World War, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Senesh, Hannah, 1921-1944. OCLC: 18995782. Pen notations in Yiddish on 5 pages, otherwise Very good condition. (HOLO2-115-49-AELX), Holo12, women1, , 215
Stock number:41812.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Varsha [Warsaw]: A. Gitlin, 1914
Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardback
1st edition. Original blue illustrated paper wrappers, bound into later protector, square 12mo, 21 pages, 16cm. In Yiddish. Title translates as ”Poland: A Poem.” Menahem Boraisha (Menahem Goldberg; sometimes simply Menahem ; 1888–1949) was a “Yiddish poet and essayist. Born in Brest-Litovsk… At the age of 16 he joined the Socialist Zionists and began to write poetry in Russian and Yiddish. In Warsaw from 1905, he received encouragement from I.L. Peretz, publishing his first poems in Yiddish journals, and drama reviews for the daily Haynt. While serving in the Russian Army (1909–11), he published his impressions of barrack-life in both Haynt and Fraynd. His poem ‘Poyln’ (‘Poland, 1914) [this work] expressed the tense relationship between Jews and Poles. He settled in the U.S. in 1914, and in 1918 joined the editorial board of the Yiddish daily, Der Tog. His book of poems A Ring in der Keyt ("A Link in the Chain," 1916) was followed by Zamd ("Sand," 1920), a collection which included a memorable poem on Theodor Herzl. After a trip to the U.S.S.R. in 1926, he contributed to the Communist daily Frayhayt but parted company with it in 1929, when it justified Arab attacks on Jews. He then worked with the papers Vokh and Yidish and became press officer of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee” (EJ, 2007). Yiddish scholar Judah Joffe’s copy with his name stamp on half-title. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish poetry. OCLC: 926905009. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (YIVO, HUC, UCL, Yale, FAU, NLI, NYBC). Library bookplate & label on later outer protector, former owner’s name on title page, corner chip to front wrapper, no loss. About Very Good- Condition. (YID-33-90-L-’ex), Yiddish
Stock number:41788.
$US 200.00
Imprint: San Francisco: The Lippman Printing Co., 1904
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Later Wrappers, 8vo. 47 pages, 21 cm. In English. Early anti-Zioninst imprint, a collection of letters from one prominent American Jew to another, discussing why Zionism is a bad strategy for the Jews. Jacob Voorsanger (1852-1908) was a prominent Dutch-American Rabbi who led congregations in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Providence, Houston, and San Francisco, where he was also professor of Semitic languages are the University of California (EJ, 1906). Simon Wolf (1836-1923) was a United States businessman, lawyer, writer, diplomat and Jewish activist…..He emigrated to the United States in 1848….In 1869, he was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant, recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia….In July 1881, he received the post of consul general in Egypt….He made friendships with presidents Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley and Woodrow Wilson….He was the founder and president of the Hebrew Orphans' Home at Atlanta, Ga., and president of the Board of Children's Guardians, Washington. Wolf was a prominent freemason, member of Lafayette lodge, No. 19, of Washington, D.C. He was very active in the Independent Order B'nai B'rith, of which he was president from 1903 to 1905” (Wikipedia). SUBJECTS: Jews - Restoration. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (JTS, UC Berkeley, LOC, UChicago, HUC, NLI, NYPL). Ex-library with usual markings, including preferation stamp to margin of title page. Damp stains on title page and top margin of first few pages. Contents very good. (AMR-56-63-'e), Amr zionism, 215
Stock number:41721.
$US 200.00
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
Imprint: Vien [Vienna]: P. Smolenskin, 1874
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wrappers
1st edition. Period Quarter leather with boards. 8vo. 327 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Dawn: Lighting the Way for the Children of Israel in the Past and Present.” Published from 1868-1885. Founded and edited by Peretz Smolenskin, a well-known member of the Haskalah movement and a Hebrew writer. “Smolenskin was a leader in the revolt of young Jews against medievalism and a strong voice for Jewish nationalism. His Hebrew periodical, The Dawn (Ha-shahar), was highly influential in these spheres” (Wikipedia, 2018). SUBJECTS: Jews - Periodicals - Hebrew literature. (OCLC: 1798921). Ex-library with usual markings. Pages browning. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-26-E-), Zionsm4, ger, 215 haskalah
Stock number:41700.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Chicago, E. Rubovits, 1878
Edition: First Edition
Binding: paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st edition, later paper wrappers, 8vo, 48 pages. Singerman 2688. Bernhard Felsenthal, (1822–1908) was a U.S. Reform rabbi. Felsenthal was born in Munchweile, Germany and taught in Jewish schools before settling in the U.S. in 1854. There Felsenthal served a congregation in Madison, Indiana, as officiant and teacher; then in 1858 he moved to Chicago as clerk in a banking house, while also devoting himself to rabbinical and theological study. Deeply influenced by David Einhorn, Felsenthal became one of the first protagonists of Reform Judaism in the Midwest. He was a strong opponent of slavery and refused to accept a pulpit in Mobile, Alabama. He was a founder and secretary of the Chicago Juedisches Reformverein. A statement of Reform views which he published in 1859, Kol Kore ba-Midbar: Ueber Juedische Reform, attracted some attention, and when the Reformverein developed into the Sinai Congregation, he became its first rabbi (1861). He was ordained by Einhorn and Samuel Adler. In 1864 Felsenthal became rabbi of the newly formed Zion Congregation, which he headed until his retirement in 1887. When questions on ritual came to him, he generally took an advanced Reform view. In several instances he dissented from the proposals of Isaac M. Wise. Thus, he strongly opposed the establishment of a rabbinical seminary, believing that conditions in America did not provide a satisfactory foundation. On the other hand, he advocated Jewish day schools. In 1879 he declined a professorship at Hebrew Union College. In later years Felsenthal became concerned with the threat to the Jews in America posed by religious indifference, and feeling that the course taken by Reform was preparing a "beautiful death" for Judaism, became an enthusiastic supporter of the Zionist movement. Felsenthal was a founder of the Jewish Publication Society of America and of the American Jewish Historical Society. For more on Felsenthal, see E. Felsenthal (ed.), Bernhard Felsenthal, Teacher in Israel (1924), includes extracts from his writings and bibliography; Stolz, in: ccary, 18 (1908), 161; idem, in: ajhsp, 17 (1909), 218–22. Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (1941) 4: 273–274. add. bibliography: K. Olitzky, L. Sussman, and M.H. Stern, Reform Judaism in America: A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook (1993). OCLC: 6688190. Occasional staining, period library stamp on title page. Very Good Condition (amr-58-1-BKKLRF); Signed by Author, amr7, 215
Stock number:41378.
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Imprint: Wien: Buchdruckerei "Industrie" / Selbstverlag, 1903
Binding: Hardback
2nd edition. Period boards, 8vo, 20 cm x 15 cm. 100 pages. Originally written in Paris 1894. One of Herzl's last plays, 'The New Ghetto', is one of Herzl's few plays to contains Jewish characters, and deals directly with the Jewish Question, the unsuccessful emancipation and increasing anti-Semitism. This play is considered one of the most important and fundamental attempts of Herzl to discuss this issue before Zionism, and one of the major steps that led him eventually to establish Zionism. This was Herzl's first literary work which showed the ambivalence and lack of real security and equality of emancipated, well-to-do Jews in Vienna. Herzl dedicated the play to Max Nordau. Label with publishing details is pasted on title-page bottom edge (Wien, 1903, Buchdruckerei "Industrie"-Selbstverlag). Subjects: Plays – Zionism – Theodor Herzl. Very Good condition. A beautiful copy (ZION-6-20), Zionism2, ger9. , 215, 214
Stock number:41642.
$US 200.00
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: New York : Philip Cohen., 1898.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. 12mo. Original Publisher's Cloth, Viii, 138 pages. Singerman 5398, listing 5 copies. CONTENTS: Introductory; System of doctrines; System of duties; Religious observance; Appendix A; Appendix B. Kohler (1843-1926) was born in Bavaria and received his doctorate in 1867. "His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis, Der Segen Jacobs, took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him. " In 1869, at the suggestion of Abraham Geiger, Kohler moved to the United States, leading congregations first in Detroit, Chicago and New York. An anti-Zionist, active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and president of Hebrew Union College, he was a Reform leader. "[In 1885, ] replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward (1885) . The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburg Conference of Reform rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. In 1903 Kohler was appointed president of Hebrew Union College and set about immediately to improve the curriculum and to bring fresh talent to the faculty. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus. " (Temkin, EJ) See also Philipson, in: AJHSP, 31 (1928), 268–71; idem, in: CCARY, 36 (1926), 170–7; Enelow, in: AJYB, 28 (1926–27), 235–60; R.J. Marx, Kaufmann Kohler as Reformer (1951); J.L. Blau, in: K. Kohler, Jewish Theology (1968), xi–xii.; EJ. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism – study and teaching. Very Good Condition. (AMR-32-13B), amr7, 215
Stock number:41313.
$US 200.00
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
Imprint: NY,NY: Jewish History Foundation, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
No Date (1954?). Presume 1st separate edition. Original paper wrappers. 9x18 cm, folded. 1 leaf folded twice, [6] pages. In English with some Hebrew. Reprinted from [American Jewish] Congress Weekly. Important first separate edition explaining this important addition to many Passover Hagadahs, as a way to remember the martyrs of the Holocaust. This pamphlet details Learsi's experience recognizing and remembering the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust as part of a Seder, and the prayer/ reading to add. "The name Rufus Learsi stood for Israel Goldberg, a prolific writer on the history of the Jews…. Mr. Learsi's best-received book was ‘The Jews in America: A History,' published in 1954 by the World Publishing Company. In it, he supplied detailed information on the major events and personalities on the American Jewish scene. He also wrote "History of the Jewish People," in 1949, a 726­ page book covering the 4,000 years from Abraham's pilgrimage from Chaldea to the establishment of the State of Israel. One work that has gained some acceptance is ‘Ritual of Remembrance,' which he prepared in 1953 as a ritual to be observed at Passover Seders…. He belonged to the Authors Guild, the Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Zionist Organization of America." (NYT) No copies on OCLC. Small chip along 2 creases, else clean copy. Very Good Condition. Extremely rare. (HOLO2-159-21), Holo17, Hag, 215, 215i
Stock number:41186.
$US 200.00
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: 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: [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
Imprint: Yerushalaim: Hotsa’at Bene Betsalel, 1925
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. 10 original illustrated postcards in original illustrated envelope. These were Bezalel artist’s Meir Gur Aryeh best known illustrations that were included in his Pioneer songs book. SUBJECTS: Folk songs, Hebrew -- Israel -- Texts. Halutzim -- Poetry. Original illustrated envelope is edge worn with some tearing. Cards are very good+ condition, a beautiful set. (ZION2-1-4), zionism6, 215 art
Stock number:40442.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Nyu York : Ha-Po'el Ha--Mizrachi Fun Amerike,, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition, original wrappers, 62 pages. In Yiddish, back cover in English. Title translates as, “Zionism and Yiddishkayt in Soviet Russia: A Trip Across the Soviet Union in 1940.”Holocaust-era Zionist eye-witness account of Jewry in the USSR during 1940, with an introduction by Rabbi Meyer Berlin, or Meir Bar-Ilan. “Meir Berlin, later Hebraized to Meir Bar-Ilan, was an Orthodox rabbi and leader of Religious Zionism, the Mizrachi movement in the United States and the British Mandate of Palestine. He inspired the founding of Bar Ilan University in Israel which is named for him. ” (wikipedia 2018) Heri Karp Ondenk Bibliotek Populere Broshurn-Num. 4-5. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. Travel. Zionism. Soviet Union -- Description and travel. OCLC: 1011223445, OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Cover is wavy from moisture, rubbed and has some pencil markings, ex library sticker inside cover and blind stamp on title page. Internally very good. Good Condition overall. (HOLO2-141-32), HOLO17 xoo, 215, 215i
Stock number:40167.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Wien: Verlag Der Herausgeber [and] Berditshov: Bi-Defus Y. Sheftil., 1881, 1892, and 1891
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
All 1st editions. 8vo. Pages 193-288 of a Hurwitz piece featured in Bet Talmud, 108 pages, and 64 pages, respectively. 23 cm. All in Hebrew. Titles translate to “Beit Talmud: Released Monthly, ” “Beit Eked: Collection of Articles and Poems, ” and “ The Hebrew Woman: Laws of Women related to family and society in the Times of the Holy Writings and the Talmud. ” A variety of Saul Hurtwitz works. Hurtwitz (1861–1922), Hebrew writer and critic, was born in Russia. He was a successful merchant and banker who, after losing his fortune in the Communist Revolution, moved to Berlin. It was there that he rose to prominence in the circle of “émigré Hebrew writers and thinkers and was active in Zionist work. Together with H.N. Bialik he directed the Kelal publishing house. From his youth, Hurwitz contributed stories and articles to Hebrew journals, and in 1892 he published the literary magazine Beit Eked. ” (Jewish Virtual Library, 2018). SUBJECTS: Hebrew literature -- Periodicals; Jewish Women. OCLC lists 16 holdings worldwide of Bet Talmud (OCLC: 34351478). 8 copies for Ha Ivriyah veha-yehudia (OCLC: 122813769), and 8 for Bet Eked (OCLC: 174120954). Ex-library with no markings. Lacking back board. Front board is loose. Front wrapper of Beth Talmud is loose, heavily worn and chipped. Both other publications are in very good condition and well preserved. (RAB-64-41)., Rab13, women2, 215
Stock number:40117.
$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: New York: The New Palestine, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Later boards, with original illustrated front wrapper bound in. 4to. 306 pages, 26.5 cm. In English. Features writings on Herzl, his writings, and his vast influence by other prominent figures such as Chaim Weizmann, Martin Buber, Abba Hillel Silver, Mordecai Kaplan, the King of Bulgaria, and many more. SUBJECTS: Jews -- Restoration. A fascinating book. Mark on spine, owner's inscription on blank end papers, blind stamp on title page, otherwise Very Good Condition. (ZION-10-14A), zionism6
Stock number:39697.
$US 175.00
Imprint: United Jewish Appeal, 1990
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Poster
1st Edition. Original Illustrated 11-1/2 X 15 Inch Poster. Original Fundraising Poster from the UJA's landmark "Operation Exodus" campaign to resettle Soviet Jews in Israel and America in the wake of rising Anti-Semitism in the USSR. The photograph depicts an Anti-Semitic Russian demonstration from January 27th, 1990 in Moscow in which protestors held up signs with swastikas, and anti-zionist slogans. "What's happening in Russia is frightening. We must do something about it now. Through Operation Exodus, the United Jewish Appeal's urgent campaign, your donation will help re-settle hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews in Israel, their homeland. " Very good condition. (AMR-52-30), Amr6, ee3, art2, holo15 , 208-210
Stock number:38964.
$US 175.00
Imprint: Wien, 1891
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 12mo. 27 pages ; 15 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “The Meridian of Jerusalem. ” Vienese Astronomer Robert Schram (1850-1923) . Was an Austrian astronomer and geodesist. OCLC + Worldcat list just 3 copies worldwide (US Naval Observatory, Royal Danish Library, Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin) . Front wrapper torn. Small tear in title page with no text effected. Pages clear with little wear. Good condition. Scarce. (GER-58-70)
Stock number:38293.
$US 175.00
Imprint: New York, Pro-Palestine Herald Publishing Co., 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated green paper wrappers with intricate images of farming, scholarship, industry, and sheep herding, amongst others in blue ink. 4to. 36 pages; 30 cm. A Holocaust-era Philo-semitic journal, this issue includes more than a dozen articles by various authors, a letter to the editor of the New York Times, and a monthly chronicle. Winston Churchill writes one of the articles entitled “Why I Am Against Partition. ” Topics include “Double Cross De Luxe, ” “Palestine-A Protest, a Prospect and a Compromise, ” and “Myth of Pan-Arabia, ” amongst others. “The proposed Jewish area at present has almost as many Arabs as Jews. These it is proposed, by peaceful lawful methods, gradually to extrude. Such a process will certainly be attended with friction and possibly with reprisals by the Arabs upon Jews who wish to dwell in the Arab zone. Here is an almost limitless vista of dangerous incidents, any one of which, under the conditions described, may become the cause, or be made the pretext, of hostile action. ” Includes 8 black-and-white headshots, 3 full-page maps of Palestine and the surrounding areas, and a political cartoon. Back cover of the periodical includes “Principles and Program of the Pro-Palestine Federation of America. ” SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Partition, Inter-faith. OCLC lists 4 holdings worldwide (NYPL, Harvard, Cleveland Pub. Lib, UVA) . Very minimal markings. Slight toning, particularly on edges. Tear and fold in original paper wrappers. Some pencil markings that don’t affect text. Very good condition. (zion-12-20A), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37970.
$US 175.00
Imprint: New York, Mizrahi Organizatsye Fun Amerika, 1943
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Later boards with original paper wrappers bound in. 8vo. 24 pages; 22 cm. Written in Yiddish. Title translates to “Land of Israel during the war and after the war” in English. Typo on inside title page that lists publication year as 1934 instead of 1943. Divided into various chapters. Meir Berlin, later changed to the more Hebraic, Meir Bar-Ilan, “was an Orthodox rabbi and leader of Religious Zionism, the Mizrachi movement in the United States and the British Mandate of Palestine. He inspired the founding of Bar Ilan University in Israel which is named for him” (Wikipedia, 2016) . SUBJECT(S) : Zionism, Mizrachi. OCLC lists 2 holdings worldwide (Univ of Florida, Harvard) , none in New York or anywhere off the Eastern Seaboard. Dampstaining of pages. Some minimal stains and rips. Library stamp and two pencil marks that do not affect text. Good + condition. (zion-12-9), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37958.
$US 175.00
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Imprint: New York: The New Palestine, 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original boards with portrait of Herzl on cover. 4to. 306 pages, 26.5 cm. In English. Features writings on Herzl, his writings, and his vast influence by other prominent figures such as Chaim Weizmann, Martin Buber, Abba Hillel Silver, Mordecai Kaplan, the King of Bulgaria, and many more. SUBJECTS: Jews -- Restoration. A fascinating book. Ex-library with usual markings. Boards are faded and worn. Overall Good Condition. (ZION-10-14)
Stock number:37481.
$US 175.00
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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
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Imprint: Berlin; Hotsa'at Eshkol, 1928
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 329; 338 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew; with some German, and added Latin title page. Two volumes only; Kerekh 2, Pars Prima (alef-chet) , Pars Secunda (tet-mem) . Kerekh 2 consists of a total of four volumes; with Kerekh 1, a total of five volumes were issued (1926-1933) . A philosophical dictionary, Ozar ha-munnahim ha-Pilosofiyyim (4 vols. , 1928–33) , which contains the terminology of medieval religious philosophers. Compiled by Jacob Klatzkin (1882–1948) , “author, philosopher, and Zionist. ” - EJ 2008. “Jacob Klatzkin's Otzar ha-munahim ha-filosofiyyim. Thesaurus philosophicus linguae hebraicae (Berlin, 1928-1933) remains unsurpassed to this day. Its stated objective was to enlarge modern Hebrew vocabulary in the field of speculation and reflection by restoring to use the many terms and expressions coined by medieval Hebrew translators. The Thesaurus includes 3042 entries, some 1200 pages in four volumes, plus one volume of texts. Klatzkin read through a very large number of philosophical works in Hebrew, mainly in print but also in manuscript, and collected the philosophical terms occurring in them. His philosophical lexicon is conceived as a Thesaurus in the strict sense of the word. A typical entry for a term is constructed as follows: (i) the term (vocalized) ; (ii) a very brief definition (in Hebrew) ; (iii) equivalent terms in other languages (especially German, occasionally also English, French, Latin, or Greek) ; and, most importantly, (iv) significant text extracts, in which the term occurs; (v) eventually, a list of related terms to be looked up elsewhere in the Thesaurus. Where a given term has more than one meaning, its different meanings are carefully distinguished. The very judiciously and cleverly chosen text extracts make Klatzkin's Thesaurus into an exceptionally valuable research tool. For over 80 years Klatzkin's work has been the indispensable companion of any student of Jewish intellectual life. ”- Philosophic and Scientific Hebrew Terminology – PESHAT. In original attractive green cloth binding with gilt title and borders, gilt upper outer edge; book ribbons. From the library of Joshua Bloch (without identifying marks) . Subjects: Jewish philosophy. Philosophy - Terminology. Hebrew language - Terms and phrases. Light shelf wear to cloth; very fresh and clean. Great condition. (GER-44-50), Ger8, heb3, bibliog4. (ja)
Stock number:33789.
$US 175.00
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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
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Imprint: New York; Aroysgegeben Fun Lit?erarishen Ferlag, 1916
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Publishers cloth. 4to. 124 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “A Link in the Chain. ” Bound in cloth, printed on fine paper, with 8 full page block print illustrations by Yitshok? Likhtenshteyn. The author, Menahem Boraisha “(Menahem Goldberg; sometimes simply Menahem; 1888–1949) , Yiddish poet and essayist. Born in Brest-Litovsk, the son of a Hebrew teacher, he combined a thorough Jewish education with attendance at the Russian school in his birthplace. At the age of 16 he joined the Socialist Zionists and began to write poetry in Russian and Yiddish. In Warsaw from 1905, he received encouragement from I. L. Peretz, publishing his first poems in Yiddish journals, and drama reviews for the daily Haynt. While serving in the Russian Army (1909–11) , he published his impressions of barrack-life in both Haynt and Fraynd. His poem ‘Poyln’ (Poland, ’ 1914) expressed the tense relationship between Jews and Poles. He settled in the U. S. In 1914, and in 1918 joined the editorial board of the Yiddish daily, Der Tog. His book of poems A Ring in der Keyt (‘A Link in the Chain, ’ 1916) was followed by Zamd (‘Sand, ’ 1920) , a collection which included a memorable poem on Theodor Herzl . After a trip to the U. S. S. R. In 1926, he contributed to the Communist daily Frayhayt but parted company with it in 1929, when it justified Arab attacks on Jews. He then worked with the papers Vokh and Yidish and became press officer of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee . His poem Zavl Rimer (‘Zavl the Harness-Maker, ’ 1923) , a novel in verse, in which Yiddish speech rhythms are combined with poetic meter, several parts of which are in the tradition of Yiddish folksong, exposed the horror of the postwar Russian pogroms. Der Geyer (‘The Wayfarer, ’ 2 vols. , 1943) is a spiritual autobiography on which he worked for ten years. It describes the progress of its main character, Noah Marcon, from skepticism to faith and from the profane to the holy. The work is a poetical attempt to summarize the intellectual legacy of Judaism and Jewish history in recent generations, while generally dramatizing human thought and the struggles of conscience within vividly portrayed social and natural settings. It extends into non-human spheres, including an empathetic portrait of a dog, often attains a cosmic consciousness, and is written in a great variety of verse forms, employed with technical inventiveness. His last poems, Durkh Doyres (‘Through Generations’) , appeared posthumously in 1950.” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-18-12), Art2, yid1. (ja)
Stock number:30504.
$US 175.00
Imprint: Boston: [No Publisher], 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Only edition. Original stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. 74 pages with illustrations, plates, and portraits, 23 cm. A Holocaust-era promotional brochure for Zionism and settlement in Palestine. It addresses the issue of Palestine's Arab population and other issues. From the introduction: "This book contains a call to action. The time for standing on the fence is over…Mankind is on the threshold of victory. That victory would not be complete without the thorough fulfillment of the Balfour declaration. " SUBJECTS: Zionism. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide (OCLC: 1447650) . Very good condition. (ZION2-2-38), zionism6, holo17, xoo
Stock number:41003.
$US 175.00
Imprint: New York: Hashomer Hatzair, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 31 pages, 23 cm. Holocaust-era imprint, with cover featuring the silhouette of a seated Chalutz holding a rifle as the sun sets in the background. A report on the establishment of the second American Hashomer Hatzair settlement in Palestine. The introduction is written by Israel Goldstein, but the remaining contents are short essays by Halutzim. SUBJECTS: Zionism -- History. Kibbutzim. Halutzim. OCLC Number:82754412. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (NYPL, UFL, Harvard, NLI, UKS) . Very good condition. (ZION2-2-34), zionism6, holo17, xoo
Stock number:40999.
$US 175.00
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: 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
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: Bern : Schweizer Bibliophilen Gesellschaft, 1929
Binding: Hardcover
Quarter leather (blue suede) binding, 4to. 131 pages, many of which are illustrated. In German. Part of the series Veröffentlichung der Schweizer Bibliophilen Gesellschaft. Heinrich Wölfli (also Heinrich Wölflin, 1470 -1532) “was a Bernese canon and humanist” (Wikipedia, 2018) . This is the German translation of his journal from his journey to Jerusalem in 1520/1521. OCLC: 215731482. Very Good condition with some yellowing of the paper. Beautiful deluxe edition. (Zion-16-6), zionism6
Stock number:39932.
$US 150.00
Imprint: London: Agudat Masadah, 1906-1907
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 21 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Awakener. ” Includes April (33 pages) , May (33 pages) , June (33 pages) July-August (73 pages) , September (36 pages) , October (37 pages) , November (36 pages) , Issue from 1907 (39 pages) . Not to be confused with the Tel Aviv reprint of the first year. Early Hebrew periodical which features many of the period’s most well-known Hebrew writers. This periodical featured commentary on current affairs and literature, and greatly influenced the young Jews of the highly-influential Second Aliyah. (EJ, 2008) . The editor, Y. H. Brenner is considered a pioneer in modern Hebrew literature. Brenner (1881-1921) was initially from Russia, but escaped to London after deserting the Russian army during the Russo-Japanese war. It was in London that Brenner became instrumental in the Hebrew literature movement and Zionism. This culminated in his emigration to Palestine where he rose to prominence before his murder in the 1921 Jaffa riots. (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Hebrew literature, Modern -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide (OCLC: 45947005) . Ex-library with no markings. Most issues are unbound with significant edge wear. Some loss of text in November issue, but others are Good. Overall Good- Condition. (YID-30-27)
Stock number:39843.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, 1947
Binding: Hardback
Original Paper Wrappers with paper label as issued, 12mo, 208 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Early post-war re-issue of this Nazi-era imprint, originally published by the Judischer Verlag in Berlin in 1935. Title translates as “Songs of Israel: Maccabi Union of Germany on behalf of the Pioneer Association in Germany. ” In Hebrew. Lyrics (romanized) --also printed as vocalized text in Hebrew script. Anthology of 230 zionist songs. Includes unacc. Melodies. Published by the Yudisher Ferlag of Berlin, under the auspices of Hechalutz and Maccabi World Union. “Jakob Schönberg was born in Fürth, Bavaria on September 8, 1900. His father, David Schönberg, was chazzan (cantor) at the Claus-synagoge in Fürth. ... Schönberg apparently earned his living during Germany's Weimar Republic (1919-1933) as a pianist, music critic, conductor and composer. He wrote articles for the Nürnberger Zeitung and served as a musical consultant for Bavarian Radio in Munich. Bavarian Radio performed some of his orchestral compositions. He also worked in films as a "musical conductor and illustrator" and some of his film music was published by Schott's Söhne, Mainz, and Hawkes and Son, London. Schönberg was interested in composing instrumental music — especially orchestral. His first orchestral work, Prelude Symphonique, premiered in 1923. ... His style of composition took a decidedly Jewish turn after the Nazis took power in 1933, and Jewish musicians could no longer be employed by Germany's state-supported cultural institutions. In 1934 Schönberg transcribed the folk songs and dance tunes of several halutzim (pioneers) visiting Germany from Palestine. The following year he published Shire Erets Yisrael (Songs of the Land of Israel) , an anthology containing 230 Hebrew songs (Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1935) . From this time until, at least, when he left Germany, these Israeli melodies would figure prominently in Schönberg's work. He set several of them for voice with piano and voice with flute and viola. His Suite für Orchester, 3 Sätze utilizes a Horra melody from the anthology. Schönberg's orchestral Horras appear to have been extremely popular in Nazi Germany, and were performed numerous times by the Jüdischer Kulturbünde between 1936 and 1938, in both Berlin and Frankfurt-am-Main” (Jakob Schonberg Collection; JTSA) . Subjects: Zionism - Songs and music. Songs, Hebrew - Palestine. Jews - Palestine - Music.. Lyrics (romanized) also printed as vocalized text in Hebrew script. Includes unaccompanied melodies. Light wear, Good Condition (Holo2-68-20A)
Stock number:39776.
$US 150.00
Imprint: New York, American Jewish Congress, 1939
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 4to. 7 pages; 35.5 cm. A Holocaust-era stapled mimeograph report. Includes tables of criminal rates. “A consideration of the facts showing the low degree of criminality among Jews leaves no room for the anti-Jewish agitators’ claim. The only reasonable conclusion is that the causes which lead men to commit crime, whatever they be, operate among the Jewish population no differently than among non-Jews. ” The American Jewish Congress “is an association of Jewish Americans organized to defend Jewish interests at home and abroad through public policy advocacy, using diplomacy, legislation, and the courts. The American Jewish Congress was founded in 1918, and represented a ‘populist counterbalance to the American Jewish Committee, which was dominated by the wealthy and conservative German-Jewish establishment. ’ Leaders within the American Jewish community, consisting of Jewish, Zionist, and immigrant community organizations, convened the first American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) in Philadelphia’s historic Independence Hall. Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Felix Frankfurter, U. S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, and others joined to lay the groundwork for a national democratic organization of Jewish leaders from all over the country, to rally for equal rights for all Americans regardless of race, religion or national ancestry” (Wikipedia 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : Anti-Semitism, Jews, Statistics. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Pages taped together at the top. Slight toning. Very minimal stains. Very good + condition. Rare. (HOLO2-134-36), Amr6, holo15 xoo
Stock number:38421.
$US 150.00
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: 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
Imprint: Jerusalem : [Publisher Not Identified], 1929
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Later boards. 8vo. 31 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. The title translates to “Rav Yosef Rivlin z”l: Memorial Book for the Thirtieth Anniversary of His Death. € Rav Yosef Rivlin (1837-1896) , grandfather of Israel’s current president Reuven Rivlin, was a renowned Jerusalem rabbi, poet, and intellectual. He is descended from Hillel Rivlin, student of the Vilna Gaon. Rivlin initiated the building of the first Jewish quarters in Jerusalem outside the Old City walls, e. G. , Naḥalat Shiv'ah (1869) , Me'ah She'arim (1874) , and other housing centers in the west and northwest of the city. He took an active part in founding the first Jewish agricultural settlement, Petaḥ Tikvah. He is also credited with creating the first Hebrew edition of the Koran. (Wiki) . SUBJECTS: Jerusalem -- History -- 19th century. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Otherwise Good+ Condition. (ZION-14-28)
Stock number:38018.
$US 150.00
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
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
Imprint: New York, Jewish National Fund Of America, Youth Department, 1939
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 7 pages; 22 cm. Holocaust-era collection of adorable excerpts filled with wonder and awe at this little boy’s discovery of various sites and experiences in Palestine. A clever marketing tool geared towards children, the booklet is divided into snippets from several diary entries over the course of his Summer in Palestine. “I feel like Columbus now, for I have just been the first one to discover the coast of Palestine on the horizon. Soon we shall be landing in the port of Tel Aviv, the only Jewish port in the world, the gateway to Zion, and perhaps to the whole Near East. ” Naturally, the entries highlight the great achievements of the Jewish National Fund in great detail. “The J. N. F. Seems to be even more popular here than it is in America. And no wonder! In the 37 years of its existence, this Fund has collected over $26, 000, 000, and bought close to 500, 000 dunams of land. ” SUBJECT (S) : Palestine, JNF, Juvenile works. OCLC lists one holding worldwide (Harvard) . Minimal markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. Rare (zion-11-53), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37833.
$US 150.00
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: 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, Histadruth Ivrith Of America, 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First Edition thus. Original paper wrappers featuring photograph of Theodore Herzl, 8vo, 4 pages; 23cm. In Hebrew and English. Performance program, including the names of the cast and crew. Title translates into English as "The New Ghetto. " Includes a translation of a relevant unpublished Herzl letter (here titled, “How did Herzl write his New Ghetto”) . Also includes a raving review of the production by Reuben Brainin. The Hebrew Players performed this production at the Irving Place Theater, an historical Yiddish theater, on Irving Place and Fifteenth Street. Actors listed include: Henry Lynn, the Managing Director of the Hebrew players who went on to become a famous Yiddish film director, screenwriter, and producer, collaborating with popular stars including Boris Thomashefsky and Celia Adler (he also featured Sidney Lumet as an 11-year-old cigarette vendor in one of his shorts) ; Mark Schweid, the Regisseur of the Hebrew players, an actor and director who acted in several Broadway productions and films including Wedding on the Volga (1929) and Uncle Moses (1932) ; and Abraham Teitelbaum, a well-known Yiddish actor in Poland, Chicago, and New York in plays as well as films. Teitelbaum also worked as a theater critic and author for Yiddish newspapers around the world. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew drama, Jewish theater, Theodore Herzl. OCLC lists one holding worldwide (NYPL) . Slight toning, some creases, not affecting text. About good condition. Rare. (zion-11-8)
Stock number:37770.
$US 150.00
Imprint: New York; Jewish Frontier, 1939
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. [8] pages. 23 cm. First separate edition. Holocaust-era report by Abraham Dickenstein, American Representative of the Palestine Workers' Bank. Offers a breakdown of the current composition of the economy in Palestine, an analysis of current import/export rates and the effects of a war with Italy on the side of Germany (hence shipping being affected in the Mediterranean) will have, and the measures to be taken to guarantee provisions and necessities and room for expansion and refugees in the event of a war economically affecting Palestine. Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Economic aspects - Palestine. Economics. Histadrut ha-kelalit shel ha-`ovdim ha-`Ivrim be-Erets-Yisrael. World War (1939-1945) . Middle East – Palestine. OCLC lists only 1 copy (Harvard) . Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ZION-8-19), zionism6, holo17 xoo
Stock number:35665.
$US 150.00
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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
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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
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Imprint: [Merhavyah]: Va?adat Ha-Hagim Shel Ha-Kibuts Ha-Artsi Ha-Shomer Ha-Tsa?ir Ve-Sifriyat Po?alim, 1950
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. [32] pages. 23 cm. Second Printing. In Hebrew. Kibbutz Haggadot for Hashomer Hatzair. Beautifully designed handwritten illustrations by Mordekhai Amitay, border decoration by Shraga Weil; lithographed and printed on ragpaper. Wraps printed in brown and yellow ink. Reprint of the 1949 edition, without yizkor index at rear. Subjects: Haggadot, Kibbutz. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. Passover - Prayer-books and devotions. Judaism - Liturgy. Passover. OCLC lists 6 copies. Light soiling to wraps, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (HAG-13-51)
Stock number:33906.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: Berlin; Yudisher Ferlag, 1935
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 16mo. 208 pages. 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Lyrics (romanized) --also printed as vocalized text in Hebrew script. Anthology of 230 zionist songs. Includes unacc. Melodies. Published by the Yudisher Ferlag of Berlin, under the auspices of Hechalutz and Maccabi World Union. “Jakob Schönberg was born in Fürth, Bavaria on September 8, 1900. His father, David Schönberg, was chazzan (cantor) at the Claus-synagoge in Fürth. ... Schönberg apparently earned his living during Germany's Weimar Republic (1919-1933) as a pianist, music critic, conductor and composer. He wrote articles for the Nürnberger Zeitung and served as a musical consultant for Bavarian Radio in Munich. Bavarian Radio performed some of his orchestral compositions. He also worked in films as a "musical conductor and illustrator" and some of his film music was published by Schott's Söhne, Mainz, and Hawkes and Son, London. Schönberg was interested in composing instrumental music — especially orchestral. His first orchestral work, Prelude Symphonique, premiered in 1923. ... His style of composition took a decidedly Jewish turn after the Nazis took power in 1933, and Jewish musicians could no longer be employed by Germany's state-supported cultural institutions. In 1934 Schönberg transcribed the folk songs and dance tunes of several halutzim (pioneers) visiting Germany from Palestine. The following year he published Shire Erets Yisrael (Songs of the Land of Israel) , an anthology containing 230 Hebrew songs (Berlin: Jüdischer Verlag, 1935) . From this time until, at least, when he left Germany, these Israeli melodies would figure prominently in Schönberg's work. He set several of them for voice with piano and voice with flute and viola. His Suite für Orchester, 3 Sätze utilizes a Horra melody from the anthology. Schönberg's orchestral Horras appear to have been extremely popular in Nazi Germany, and were performed numerous times by the Jüdischer Kulturbünde between 1936 and 1938, in both Berlin and Frankfurt-am-Main” (Jakob Schonberg Collection; JTSA) . Subjects: Zionism - Songs and music. Songs, Hebrew - Palestine. Jews - Palestine - Music. OCLC lists 21 copies. Corner chipped on wrap, previous owners stamp inside back wrap, very light wear. Good + condition. (MUSIC-2-52), MUSIC1, liturgy1, GER8, ZIONISM1, HOLO10. (JA)
Stock number:33238.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: Varhe: Farlag A. Gitlin, 1913
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Boards and Half cloth, 8vo. , 203 pages. In Yiddish. Vocalized. Scarce illustrated reader for students. “For School and Folk: Anthology for Secular and Evening Schools”. The first book by Fichman, who was an important writer for children. He was a Zionist, and wrote mostly in Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Yiddish language -- Readers. Ya? Akov Fikhman. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide. (Johns Hopkins, Mcgill, National Yiddish Book Center) . Edgewear and pieces missing from corners of covers. Pages tanned and somewhat fragile, but still in good condition. Edgewear to last few pages. Overall, Fair condition. (YIDCHI-2-14), Yidch1, yid1, arc
Stock number:29757.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Wurzburg, N. Philippi, 1905
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Cloth. v, 480 pages. In German. "Unter Mitwirkung von Autoritäten aller Konfessionen hrsg. Von Lazar Schön." Scarce, F. Von. Judaea (gedicht) --Geleitwort des herausgebers. --Zum programm des zionismus. --Palästinafragen. --Stimmen über dr, Theodor Herzl. --Für und wider den zionismus. --Christliche stimmen über den zionismus. --Zionismus und kultur. --Zionismus und religion. --Der zionismus und die frauen. --Zur geschichte des zionismus. --Zionistiche literatur. --Vermischtes. Light edgewear. Pages darkened at edges, but all text is clear. Very good condition. (HOLO2-59-6), YUofC, NUSC
Stock number:26878.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Vilna : Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom., 1902, 1911, 1912, 19
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. Vi, 168, 148, 110, 144 pages. In Hebrew. Volumes 2, 8, 9 and 12 bound together. SUBJECT(S) : Talmud Yerushalmi – criticism, textual; Talmud Yerushalmi – criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ratner (1852-1917) was a Lithuanian-born Talmud scholar. He began publishing at 16, and beginning in 1901 to publish Ahavat Tsiyon vi-Yerushalmi, eventually covering all of the Zera'im and Mo'ed from the Jerusalem Talmud. Ratner was also an early Zionist, and received Theodor Herzl in Vilna in 1903. (Preschel, EJ) Boaz Cohen's copy with his donation stamp. Pages tanned and chipped, some loose, notes written on fly leaf, good condition. (RAB-18-6), Rab4, heb1
Stock number:20561.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Vilna : Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom., 1901, 1904, 1905, 19
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. Vi, 217, 164, vi, 118, vi, 108 pages. In Hebrew. Volumes 1, 3, 4 and 5 bound together. SUBJECT(S) : Talmud Yerushalmi – criticism, textual; Talmud Yerushalmi – criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ratner (1852-1917) was a Lithuanian-born Talmud scholar. He began publishing at 16, and beginning in 1901 to publish Ahavat Tsiyon vi-Yerushalmi, eventually covering all of the Zera'im and Mo'ed from the Jerusalem Talmud. Ratner was also an early Zionist, and received Theodor Herzl in Vilna in 1903. (Preschel, EJ) Pages tanned and chipped, some loose, spine cocked, good condition. (RAB-18-5), Rab4, heb1
Stock number:20560.
$US 150.00
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth. Large 4to. CONTENTS: "Panorama of Ancient Letters : Four and a Half Centuries of Hebraica and Judaica, " New York, 1942, 215 pages, includes program from dedication ceremony; "Solomon Rosenthal Collection of Hebraica, " New York, 1942, 74 pages, in Hebrew; "Cheif Rabbi Herzog-Man and Scholar, " The Jewish Outlook, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 1939, New York : Mizrachi Organization of America, pages 5-7; "A Modern Commentator and Scribe, " The Jewish Outlook, Vol. 4, No. 5, February 1940, New York : Mizrachi Organization of America, pages 6-7; "Hebraic Martar in American Civilization, " The Jewish Outlook, Vol 4, No. 10, June/Summer 1940, New York : Mizrachi Organization of America, pages 6-7; "Mordecai Manuel Noah, First Zionist, " The Jewish Outlook, Vol. 5, No. 1, September 1940, New York : Mizrachi Organization of America, pages 4-7; "Rabbi Dr. Aaron Kaminka, " The Jewish Outlook, Vol. 5, No. 8, April 1941, New York : Mizrachi Organization of America, pages 9-10; "The Status of Hebrew in American Colleges and Universities, " The Jewish Outlook, Vol. 6, No. 3, December 1941, New York : Mizrachi Organization of America, pages 9-10; "The Teaching of Democracy, " The Jewish Outlook, Vol. 6, No. 4, January 1942, New York : Mizrachi Organization of America, pages 8-9; "Anti-Semitism - Now and Then, " The American Hebrew, Vol. 147, No. 20, September 27, 1940, New York : American Hebrew, pages 32-33, 36, 40; The American Hebrew, " Vol. 147, No. 13, August 9, 1940, New York : American Hebrew; The New Palestine, Vol. XXXI, No. 32, June 6, 1941, Washington, D. C. : New Palestine; "'Belles Lettres' of Service Men, " The American Hebrew, Vol. 152, No. 24, October 15, 1943, New York : American Hebrew, page 2; Forward for Young People, Vol. 58, No. 27, July 8, 1939, Crawfordsville, Ind. : Board of Christian Education of the Presbyterian Church; Congress Weekly: A Review of Jewish Interests, Vol. 10, No. 14, April 2, 1943, New York : American Jewish Congress, in English and Hebrew; Congress Weekly: A Review of Jewish Interests, Vol. 8, No. 35, October 31, 1941, New York : American Jewish Congress, in English and Hebrew; Congress Weekly: A Review of Jewish Interests, Vol. 8, No. 36, November 7, 1941, New York : American Jewish Congress, in English and Hebrew; Congress Weekly: A Review of Jewish Interests, Vol. 8, No. 32, October 3, 1941, New York : American Jewish Congress, in English and Hebrew; Review of "Hebrew in American Higher Education, " by Mordecai H. Lewittes, The Brooklyn Jewish Center Review, Vol. XXIII, No. 12, November, 1941, Brooklyn : Brooklyn Jewish Center, page 14; Edgeworn, bumped corners, Katsh's bookplate inside back cover, good condition. (Katsh-2-32), Katsh1, bible1, amr4
Stock number:19521.
$US 150.00
Binding: Hardcover
Vienna: 1923-1932 (1929 only) . Cloth. 8vo. 644 pages. Bimonthly. In German. Entire run from 1929. Periodical was founded in Vienna in 1923 by Paul Diamant "to serve as a bridge between the different sections of the Jewish people. " "Though politically independent, Menorah tended to support the Zionist Revisionist movement and published articles by its leader, Vladimir Jabotinsky" (EJ) . OCLC lists 15 libraries worldwide with full runs. Bending to front endpapers but otherwise in very good condition. (GERN-2-15)., ger2
Stock number:16700.
$US 150.00
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: 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] : [Press of Clarence S. Nathan], 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wrappers
1st edition. Original wrappers. 8vo. 11 pages, 23 cm. In English. From the year of the Balfour decision. Judah Leon Magnes (1877-1948) was a prominent Reform rabbi in both the United States and Mandatory Palestine. He is best remembered as a leader in the pacifist movement of the World War I period, his advocacy of a binational Jewish-Arab state in Palestine, and as one of the most widely recognized voices of 20th century American Reform Judaism (Wikipedia, 2018). This speech, given at Cooper Union, in New York, extols Jewish nationalism as being better than those nationalisms that send their followers to die in battle. This, of course, would change soon enough. SUBJECTS: Jewish nationalism - World War. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, UPenn, London, HUC). Ex-library with usual markings and later spine reinforcement. Missing front wrapper. Old dampstains, paper aged with some edgewear. Inside protective binder. Overall good condition. Scarce. (ZION2-1-24), Zionsm4, amr
Stock number:41699.
$US 150.00
Imprint: New York: League for Labor Palestine, 1944
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wrappers
1st edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 96 pages, 23 cm. In English. Holocaust era collection of papers delivered at the “Conference on New Social Forms and Cooperative Palestine” which was held at the New School for Social Research in the Fall of 1944 ... [by the] League for Labor Palestine. Essays include: Training for a labor government, by A.H. Pekelis -- The role of cooperatives in the post-war world, by N. Reich -- Co-operation in agriculture, by J.S. Joffe -- Cooperatives in America, by W. Campbell -- Palestine's absorptive capacity, by W.C. Lowdermilk -- Social forms evolved by cooperative Palestine, by J.J. Weinstein -- American labor and post-war reconstruction, by I. Abramson -- Post-war American problems, by H.J. Ruttenberg -- Kupat Holim, workers' health cooperative, by S. Erlich. SUBJECTS: Cooperation -- Palestine —Jews. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide (OCLC:2134137). Wrappers browning and some edgewear, especially at the spine. Otherwise good condition. (ZION2-1-33-’e), Zionsm4, holo
Stock number:41698.
$US 150.00
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: Ramat-Gan: Ranen, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No Date [ca. 1960]. 1st edition. Original color illustrated paper wrappers, oblong 12mo, 19 pages. Title translates roughly as "Holidays and Times for the Recorder: Tu B'Shvat. " Early statehood children's book of recorder music for the holiday with attractive period illustrated covers. OCLC: 233474304. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (KIBBUTZIM COL, NLI) , both in Israel. Front hinge repaired, light wear and staining, Good Condition. Rare. (Zion2-1-36A), Zionsm6, yidchi2, music4
Stock number:41127.
$US 150.00
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
Imprint: Kansas City: United Synagogues Of Greater Kansas City, 1922
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 191 pages, 18 cm. Simon Glazer (or Shimon Glazer; 1876-1938) was an Orthodox rabbi who flourished at the turn of the twentieth century. He was known for founding and leading two major organizations of American Orthodox rabbis. (Wikipedia, 2016) This is a discussion of the efforts of Rabbi Glazer (through publication in 1922) to organize Jews in the United States and prompt the U. S. Government to support the creation of Jewish state in what would become known as Palestine. The author documents his correspondence with various Jewish organizations, governors, senators, and presidents in trying to persuade them to provide support. Includes facsimiles of several letters of correspondence between Rabbi Glazer and American elected officials and facsimiles of autographed photographs the elected officials sent to Rabbi Glazer (including President Warren Harding) . SUBJECTS: Zionism -- History. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide (OCLC: 4535765) . Boards are lightly worn. Internally very good condition. Important (ZION2-2-39), zionism6
Stock number:41004.
$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: 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: [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
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Imprint: Chicago, 1931
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 41 pages; 23 cm. In English. In this book, the prominent Zionist publicist S. M. Melamed attacks Rabbi Solomon Goldman for what he believes to be heretical positions. The book is filled with passages like, “Eighteenth century materialism is as antiquated a point of view as the old Haskalah of the God-forsaken Lithuanian townlet. The ultra-modern Solomon Goldman never having outgrown adolescent intellectuality makes this eighteenth century rubbish his basis of Jewish history and in consequence thereof teaches Jewish history that is neither Jewish nor history…” OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp. Very good condition. (AMR-48-44)
Stock number:37421.
$US 145.00
Imprint: [Istanbul]: Dacus, 1933
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages. In French. Title translates as, “Priests, Kings and Diplomats in the Service of Political Zionism. ” SUBJECT (S) : Jews in diaspora and Judaism; ideas and movements concerning a Jewish state. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. OCLC: 151453488. Lacks majority of front cover and rear cover. A few other pages are missing small sections (no text loss) , some Minor pen marks about Good – Condition. Scarce. (Zion-16-8), zionism6
Stock number:39934.
$US 135.00
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, Jewish National Fund, 1927
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with photograph of Palestine with green borders. 8vo. 8 pages; 20 cm. Filled with bullet points about the importance of the soil, land, and cultivation of it to the Jewish people because of the historical and religious connection to Eretz Israel. “The Land of Israel gave our ancestors vines and fig trees. In its efflorescence, it produced the prophets, a mighty literature, a moral law. The Hebrew genius is not dead; it will revive with the life-giving touch of its mother-earth. ” Describes all of the different types of Jews working together to till the land, “Chassidism, conservatism, and modernism” as well as the various geographic locations they hail from including Poland, Germany, Galicia, America, Arabia, and South Africa. Appeal to donate to the Jewish National Fund to continue their efforts of revitalization through various fundraising methods. Includes an illustration and two black-and-white photographs, one of which spans across the centerfold of the pages. SUBJECT (S) : Palestine, Colonization, Jewish settlement. OCLC lists two holdings worldwide (HUC, Int Inst of Social Hist) , none on either US coast. Slight toning and minimal tears. Some folding. Very good condition. (zion-11-45)
Stock number:37824.
$US 135.00
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, 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
Imprint: Yerushalayim, Rubin Mass, 1941
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First Edition. Original boards with original dust jacket. 8vo. 177 pages; 23 cm. In Hebrew with English title page at rear (“Modern Jewish Art in Palestine”) . Refugee art historian Karl Schwarz had founded the Jewish Museum in Berlin on January 24, 1933, less than a week before Hitler came to power in Germany. Wisely, Schwarz then accepted an offer for a position as the first artistic director and chief curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art from Meir Dizengoff, the mayor of Tel Aviv, himself. Schwarz brought more than 2, 500 works with him to Israel. The book contains 130 illustrations and photographs of art as well as an appendix with the biographies of the artists. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish art, 20th century Jewish art, Jewish artists. OCLC lists 20 holdings worldwide. Slight edgewear to jacket, some toning to pages, Very Good Condition in Very Good- Jacket. Very attractive and displayable. (zion-11-4)
Stock number:37758.
$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
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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 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: 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
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Imprint: Chicago; The Jewish Aid Society And The Jewish Social Service Bureau Of Chicago, 1925
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Wraps. 8vo. 223, [1] pages. 22 cm. First Edition. Detailed report for the years 1919 to 1925 of the projects and successes of Jewish communal organizations in Chicago; with an emphasis on the history of the organizations, approaches to case work, and future trajectories to remedy shortcomings; with 19 tables, 10 charts, 9 illustrations, and 19 appendices containing financial audits. Compiled by Maurice Joseph Karpf (1891–1964) , “U. S. Psychologist, social worker, and marriage counselor. Karpf, who was born in Austria, was brought to the U. S. As a boy, and studied sociology and psychology at Columbia University. After being employed as a psychologist in the Chicago school system (1912–14, 1916–18) , he was superintendent of the Jewish Social Service Bureau, Chicago (1919–25) , director and president of the faculty of the graduate school of Jewish Social Work in New York (1924–42) , and executive director of the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations in Los Angeles (1942–47) . Active in Jewish affairs, he served as president of the National Conference of Jewish Welfare (1930–32) , chairman of the International Conference of Jewish Social Work (1932–35) , and non-Zionist member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (1930–45) . His works include: The Scientific Basis of Social Work (1931) and Jewish Community Organization in the United States (1938) . ” (EJ 2008) . The successor to the Jewish Aid Society, the Jewish United Fund / Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) is currently the central philanthropic address of Chicago's Jewish community and one of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois. Subjects: Charity organization. Jewish Social Service Bureau (Chicago, Ill. ) Jewish Aid Society, Chicago. OCLC lists 26 copies. Light wear to outer edges, slight tear to upper corner of wrap, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-13), AMR4, . (JA) , comhist2
Stock number:31407.
$US 135.00
Imprint: London, Taylor’s Foreign Press, 1936
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. Ix-xviii, 570 pages illus. 8plates. 26 cm. “Gaster (1856–1939) was a rabbi, scholar, and Zionist leader whose writings covered many branches of learning, including Romanian literature, comparative and Jewish folklore, Samaritan history and literature, rabbinic scholarship, liturgy, Anglo-Jewish history, and biblical studies. ” (EJ)  SUBJECT(S) : Semitic philology. Gaster, Moses, 1856-1939. Gaster Anniversary Volume.  (FEST1-4), FEST2, RAB8, CDS, brit1
Stock number:27136.
$US 135.00
Imprint: Charlevoix, Mich, 1910
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st separate edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 11 pages, 23 cm. In English. Rabbi Maximilian Heller (1860-1929) was a prominent figure in the United States' Southern Jewish communities. He was a Reform rabbi and took on the main causes of his day: racism and Jewish emancipation in eastern Europe, nationalism and nativism, immigration and assimilation. " He emigrated from Germany and was one of the first U. S. -trained rabbis. Rabbi Heller served for 40 years as spiritual leader of a Reform Jewish congregation in New Orleans--at that time the largest city in the South. "Far more than a congregational rabbi, Heller assumed an activist role in local affairs, Reform Judaism, and the Zionist movement, maintaining positions often unpopular with his neighbors, congregants, and colleagues. His deep concern for social justice led him to question two basic assumptions that characterized his larger social milieu--segregation and Jewish assimilation" (Malone, 1997) . Reprinted from the C. C. A. R. Year Book. Vol. 20.SUBJECTS: American Judaism. Reform. OCLC lists two copies listed worldwide (JTS and HUC) . Front wrapper has minor tear. Some writing in pencil Overall very good condition. Rare. (AMR-56-3), Amr7
Stock number:40892.
$US 135.00
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: 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: London: Radikal Pub. Ko., 1907
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Period boards. 8vo. 333 pages. 23 cm. Features tissued plates of such personalities as Uriel Akosta and Baruch Spinoza. In Yiddish. Title translates to "Dreamers of the Ghetto. ” Israel Zangwill was a prolific author and early Cultural Zionist, a close associate of Theodor Herzl, although he later rejected the idea of a Jewish state in Palestine and became a proponent of the Territorial movement. Zangwill's work earned him the nickname "the Dickens of the Ghetto". Comprised of six sections: 1. A kind fun der gheto, 2. Yosef der troyer, 3. Uriel Akosta, 4. Barukh Spinoza, 5. Der terkisher mesieh, and 6. Der Bal shem. SUBJECTS: Jewish diaspora -- Fiction. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with minimal markings. Some wear to boards. Binding repair. Some foxing, dirt, and edgewear to pages, Overall Good Condition (YID-27-19A), Yid3, brit1, lit
Stock number:39749.
$US 125.00
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: 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: Jerusalem : [Publisher Unknown], 1906
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original paper wrappers rebound in period boards. 8vo. 74 pages ; 17 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “The Land of Israel Today and Onwards. € Meyouhas (1868-1942) was a popular figure during the Yishuv. He wrote extensively Muslims of Palestine. The Meyouhas’ are a Jerusalem Sephardi family that has produced notable rabbis and merchants in Jerusalem for hundreds of years. SUBJECTS: Palestine -- Description and travel. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (JTS) . Ex-library with usual markings. Good- Condition. Scarce. (ZION-14-29).
Stock number:38019.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Hanania Bros., N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1920s? ) . First edition. Original paper envelope with red and black font. 9x12 cm. A set with 18 of the original 24 fabulous black-and-white photos of sites, scenery, and people in Jerusalem. Photo subjects include “The Manger-Where Jesus was born, ” “Olive-oil is our important industry, ” and “Fellahin of Palestine. ” Includes content card with the number and title of each photograph as well as a French receipt of some kind. SUBJECT(S) : Photographs, Jerusalem. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Some tears, folds, and stains to envelope, but none to photos. Pencil mark that does not affect text. Slight toning of photographs and French document. Pencil number on back of each photograph. Envelope good condition, contents very good condition. Rare. (zion-12-26) .
Stock number:37976.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York,young Judea, 1945
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers in greens and white with illustration of a man and a woman on a farm in Israel. 8vo. 30 pages; 22 cm. A fabulously illustrated Holocaust-era fiction story for young adults about new immigrants to Kibbutz Degania. “In this story of Degania there is a combination of fiction and information based on research. The research for the entire series was done by the writer of the Foreword, while the story was developed and executed by Judith Ish-Kishor. ” Judith Ish-Kishor was “a pioneering writer of Jewish children’s literature in English” (Wikipedia, 2016) . No. 1 in a series of 5 stories. SUBJECT(S) : Kibbutzim, Juvenile fiction, Manners and customs. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (NYPL, Yale, UPenn) , none outside the northeast. Slight toning. Hebrew stamp and minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. (zion-12-24)
Stock number:37974.
$US 125.00
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: 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: Jewish National Fund, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
no date [1941-1944]1st Edition. Original Illustrated Paper Wrappers. 4 pages ; 23 cm. Holocaust-era solicitation from the Jewish National Fund: “We come to your doorstep with a simple but urgent plea: ‘Grant us a minute of your time! Accept into your home the Blue-White Box of the Jewish National Fund! ’” Cover art depicts a scene steeped in the 20th century American Sublime Aesthetic. A man in a hat greets a woman at her doorstep with the holding the Blue-White box at his side. On another illustration inside an assimilated American Jewish couple embraces as a man points out Palestine to them on a map. Underneath the illustration reads, “One Place on God’s Earth Which the Jewish People Can Call its Own. ” And “A Coin a Day will Provide More Land More Food for More People. ” Also includes photographs from Palestinian settlements and an update from the JNF on the settlement of refugees in Palestine: “scores of thousands of Jewish refugees from the zones of war and oppression have found new hope and life in Palestine. ” Pamphlet is highly stylized and includes a cutout of the letters “JNF” on the back-cover. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Slight wear but overall in very good condition. (zion-10-39) xx, xoo holo17, zionism6
Stock number:37873.
$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: Berlin, Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael (Jud. Nationalfonds E. V. ), 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. 8vo. 5 pages; 20.5 cm. Original illustrated paper wrappers with large black-and-white photograph of sheep and mountains. Written in German with German and Hebrew titles. Translates to English as “To Galilee! ” Includes fabulous black-and-white photographs of Jewish immigrants dancing and farming. Hitler-era pamphlet depicting Jewish settlers in the Galilee and asking for donations to purchase land in that region. “‘God will rebuild Galilee’ So sing the Chaluzim- but we must acquire the land! ” Part of the Series: Palästina-Bildbericht der Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael. SUBJECT (S) : Immigration, Palestine, German. OCLC lists one holding worldwide (Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek) . Some folds and minimal markings. Good + condition. Scarce. (zion-11-60)
Stock number:37839.
$US 125.00
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
Imprint: London, Jewish Agency For Palestine, 1930
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 14 pages; 21.5cm. No.5 in the series “Palestine Papers. ” A detailed analysis of the economic status of Arabs before and after Jewish immigration into Palestine. Divided into 15 sections including “Economic Grievances of the Arabs, ” “How Jews Have Enriched Arabs, ” “Proofs of Arab Prosperity, ” and “If Immigration and Settlement Diminished. ” Includes several tables. “We see then that the Arabs have obtained as a gift, and without any productive work on their own part, a capital reserve of 30 to 50 million pounds, or even more. ” Includes full page advertisement for another Jewish work as well as a description of the entire “Palestine Papers” series. SUBJECT (S) : Economic history, Palestinian Arabs, Finances. OCLC lists 17 holdings worldwide. Very minimal markings. Very good + condition. (zion-11-42)
Stock number:37821.
$US 125.00
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
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Imprint: Jewish Religious Union, 1909
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages ; 21cm. In English. “Claude Joseph Goldsmid Montefiore (1858 - 1938) was son of Nathaniel Montefiore, and the great-nephew of Sir Moses Montefiore. He was the intellectual founder of Anglo-Liberal Judaism and the founding president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, a scholar of the Hebrew Bible, rabbinic literature and New Testament, an influential anti-Zionist leader in the communal body, the Anglo-Jewish Association, and an educator. He was a significant figure in the contexts of modern Jewish religious thought, Jewish-Christian relations, and Anglo-Jewish socio-politics. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Jewish sermons, English -- Great Britain. Reform Judaism -- Great Britain. Jewish sermons, English. OCLC lists just 4 copies worldwide (NYPL, UCLA, HUC, UT Austin) . Slight foxing. Minor edgewear. About very good condition. (AMR-49-41), Brit1, sermons1
Stock number:37661.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Berlin; Itzkowski, 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 35 pages ; 20 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to, “This Historical Moment: Reflections on Jewish Current Affairs. ” SUBJECTS: Jews— Political and Social Condiions – Jews in Germany. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Univ Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg & Int Inst Of Social Hist) , none in the United States. Ex-library with stamp on cover and usual markings. Cover slightly torn at edges. Good condition. (ZION-10-8)
Stock number:36918.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: New York; Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 1950
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 1 page with cover and back cover. This is the program for Congregation B’nai Jeshurun’s 125th anniversary. “Founded in 1825, Bnai Jeshurun was the second synagogue founded in New York and the third-oldest Ashkenazi synagogue in the United States. The synagogue was founded by a coalition of young members of congregation Shearith Israel and immigrants and the descendants of immigrants from the German and Polish lands. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) The program for the 125th anniversary includes an address from the congregation’s rabbi, Israel Godstein. “Goldstein (1896 – 1986) … was head of the New York Board of Rabbis, the Jewish National Fund, and the Zionist Organization of America. (He) helped found the National Conference of Christians and Jews (and Brandeis University) . ” (Wikipedia, 2016) OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Some edgewear, otherwise in about very good condition. (MUSIC-7-13)xx, AMR6
Stock number:36868.
$US 125.00
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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: 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.
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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: 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: New York, N. Y. ; Hebrew Educators Committee For Palestine, 1942
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. 8 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Holocaust-era biography of Joseph Trumpeldor, written for a children's audience. Joseph Trumpeldor (1880–1920) , soldier, symbol of pioneering and armed defense in Erez Israel. Subjects: Trumpeldor, Joseph, 1880-1920. Jewish children's stories - United States. OCLC lists two copies (Harvard, HUC) , none in New York. Faint institutional stmap on wraps, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ZION-7-8)
Stock number:35585.
$US 125.00
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.
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Imprint: [Boston]; American Jewish Congress, 1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Pamphlet
Original Wraps. 8vo. [8] pages. 21 cm. First edition. “An address delivered by the Hon. Sumner Welles in Boston on May 19th 1947, under the auspices of the American Jewish Congress, New England Region. ” Address by Sumner Welles, former Under-Secretary of State, in support of a Jewish State in Palestine. Contains stapled membership application for the American Jewish Congress on verso of front wrap. Subjects: American Jewish Congress – Boston – Sumner Welles. OCLC lists 2 copies (Michigan, Harvard) , none in New York. Light edge wear, otherwise clean. Very good condition. Scarce. (ZION-6-36) xx
Stock number:35563.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Wurzburg, N. Philippi, 1905
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Period Cloth, 8vo, 480 pages. In German. "Unter Mitwirkung von Autoritäten aller Konfessionen hrsg. Von Lazar Schön." Scarce, F. Von. Judaea (gedicht) --Geleitwort des herausgebers. --Zum programm des zionismus. --Palästinafragen. --Stimmen über dr, Theodor Herzl. --Für und wider den zionismus. --Christliche stimmen über den zionismus. --Zionismus und kultur. --Zionismus und religion. --Der zionismus und die frauen. --Zur geschichte des zionismus. --Zionistiche literatur. --Vermischtes. Some spotting to cloth, Very Good Condition (HOLO2-98-32A)
Stock number:35112.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: Tel Aviv; Sh. Zaltsman, 1936
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 340 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. 'Diaspora and Assimilation. ' With frontispiece portrait of Jabotinsky. Ketuvim nivharim, kerekh 1. Volume one of a projected three volumes (published 1936-1945) of Jabotinsky's collected writings. Most of the articles were written in Russian and translated to Hebrew by other authors. Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880–1940) , Zionist activist, soldier, orator, writer and poet; founder of the Jewish Legion during World War I. Subjects: Zionism. Jewish diaspora. Minorities. Jews - Cultural assimilation. OCLC lists 22 copies. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ZION-4-14)
Stock number:34683.
$US 125.00
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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; Lipa Feingold., 1926
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original wraps. 4to. 4 pages. 31 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and romanized Hebrew. Hebrew Hymn. Dedicated to the opening of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Words by Prof. G. Zelikowitch “ (Getsl Zelikovitsh; 1855–1926) , Yiddish and Hebrew writer and scholar. Born in Rietavas (Riteve) , Lithuania (in 1855, as Z. Goldberg clarifies) , he studied Semitics and Egyptology at the University of Paris. For a while he worked at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris and, in 1885, accompanied Lord Kitchener as a translator on his expedition to relieve General Gordon at Khartoum. In 1887, after traveling in Turkey, Greece, Italy, and North Africa, he reached the U. S. , where he briefly lectured on Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia. He then settled in New York and became active as a Yiddish journalist. In 1890 he joined the Yiddish Tageblat, where be remained with short interruptions until his death, writing scholarly articles and serial fiction. His weekly column "Literatur un Lomdes" ("Literature and Learning") reviewed important works of Jewish scholarship. He contributed to the Jewish Encyclopaedia and to the Hebrew encyclopedia O? Ar Yisrael ("Treasure of Israel") . His most important contributions to Hebrew literature are his ? Iyyurey Massa ("Travel Portraits, " 1910) , a description of his journey in Ethiopia, and Torat Budha ("Buddha's Teaching, " 1922) , a translation into biblical Hebrew of Buddha's sayings. He also translated into Hebrew part of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Among his publications are Literarishe Brif ("Literary Letters, " 1909) ; an Arabic-Yiddish textbook (1918) ; and Geklibene Shriftn ("Collected Writings, " 1913) , consisting of stories, sketches, poems, and critical essays. He was a pioneer feminist, a satiric feuilletonist, and an author of erotic and sensationalist fiction. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Songs, Hebrew. Wraps soiled, edges worn, institutional marks on cover, otherwise clean. Good - condition. (MUSIC-3-29), Music1, heb3, zionism2. (ja)
Stock number:33270.
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Imprint: Berlin; "devir", 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 287 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. 'History of Hebrew Music'. Music notation and theory throughout, with fold out charts at end. Vol. 1; no more published. “In 1921 I decided to go to Europe to publish my works. I took my family with me. I arrived for the Zionist Congress in Carlsbad, where Dr. V. Jacobsohn, then head of the 'Juedischer Verlag, ' bought my manuscripts of 'Sepher Hashirim, ' and Bialik encouraged me to write a history of Jewish Music, the first volume of which he published in the 'D’vir, ' the other four volumes remained in Ms. Up to date. Upon sending the second volume, Bialik wrote me... 'Your first volume is still lying in our store, only a few copies are sold…we have no courage to print the second one. '” (My Life: A Sketch by A. Z. Idelsohn; first published in Jewish Music Journal 2, no.2 (1935) : 8-11) . Abraham Zevi Idelsohn (1882-1938) , Jewish cantor, composer, founder of the modern study of the history of Jewish music, and one of the first important ethnomusicologists. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title, decorative endpages. Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Light rubbing to cloth edges, pages lightly aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (MUSIC-2-20), MUSIC1, liturgy1, HEB3. (JA)
Stock number:33204.
$US 125.00
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: Jerusalem; Jewish Agency For Palestine, Azriel Press, 1938
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Wrappers, inside period folder. 4to. 12 pages. 27cm. First edition. Errata slip pasted in on page 11. 15 tables detailing statistics of Jewish population distribution, migration and agricultural output. Presumably an accompanying piece to the memorandum submitted by the Jewish Agency for Palestine recommending the resettlement of Jewish refugees in the British Mandate of Palestine. Subjects: Evian Conference (1938) . Demography -- Jews. Jews -- Statistics. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. (Brandeis, Johns Hopkins, Ohio State, Hebrew Univ. , Kinneret, Natl. Libr. Of Israel, Tel Aviv Univ. , Ben Gurion Univ. , Univ. Of Haifa. ) , none in New York. Spine rebacked, and loose inside stiff paper period folder. Small library stamps on front and inside of front wrapper. Previous reinforcement and repairs done to covers. Wrappers missing top and bottom fore edge cover corners. Externally fair. Internally, text and pages in very good condition. (HOLO2-109-10), Holo9, zionism1 (hg)
Stock number:32238.
$US 125.00
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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.
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Imprint: New York,, 1936
Stapled. 10 pages. 28 cm. Holocaust-era hand typed sermon by Rabbi Louis I. Newman for the congregation at Rodeph Sholom. Newman was an assistant to Rabbi Stephen Wise at the Free Synagogue in 1917. He served at the Bronx Free Synagogue, Temple Israel in New York City, Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, and Temple Rodeph Sholom in New York City. He was active in the Zionist Revisionist movement, championing Zionism as primarily a political movement and the necessity of the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine. He was the chairman of the Palestine Mandate Defense Fund and honorary chairman of the Revisionist Tel Hai Fund and the American Friends of a Jewish Palestine. Dated at top of first sheet. Pages are slightly darkened with a crease through the middle, and a small tear on one page, but all text is clear. Very good condition. Unique. (HOLO2-41-18), Holo5, amr4, rab7, cds xoo
Stock number:26673.
$US 125.00
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: Tel Aviv: 'olamenu., 1962.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 120 pages. In Hebrew with some Latin. First edition. English title: The history of the Jews of Busk. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - Ukraine - Bus'k - history; Bus'k (Ukraine) -- ethnic relations; Jews - Poland - Busko Zdroj. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. "Gelber [1891-1966] was born in Lvov, Galicia and studied at the universities of Vienna and Berlin. He served in World War I as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army; thereafter he assumed the post of general secretary of the Eastern Galician delegation of the Va'ad Le'ummi in Vienna and, subsequently, became an active participant in the Austrian Pro-Palestine Committee and first secretary of the Austrian Zionist Organization. In 1934 he immigrated to Palestine where, until his retirement in 1954, he worked in the Keren Hayesod head office in Jerusalem. His last years were devoted to Jewish scholarship, which he had pursued extensively, though not professionally, all his life. Gelber was a prolific author who published close to 1, 000 books and articles in Hebrew, German, Yiddish, and Polish on Jewish history and contemporary Jewish life, in addition to scores of articles on contemporary issues in daily newspapers. " (EJ, 2007) Good condition. (ComHist-16-2), Comhist2, mx3, yiz1
Stock number:22309.
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Imprint: Boston : R. G. Badger., 1908.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
12mo. 95 pages. First edition. Play based on the life of 15th Century Jew in Brunn (Brno), Czech Republic, Israel Brunn ben Hayyim. The book's provenance is a virtual who's who of the Reform movement in America: it is the copy of Kaufman Kohler, warmly inscribed and dated (Cincinnati, Sep. 1908) to him on the front endpaper by the author, Gotthard Deutsch. The same endpaper then bears the later ownership signature of a young "Solomon B. Freehof 1932." SUBJECT (S) : Tragedies; American drama -- 20th century. Deutsch (1859-1921) was born in Moravia and studied at Breslau Jewish Theological Seminary and Vienna University. In 1891 he left Europe for Hebrew Union College. In the United States, he became an advocate of Reform Judaism, but was a moderate and "was known for his sympathies toward Orthodoxy. "(EJ) Kohler (1843-1926) was born in Bavaria and received his doctorate in 1867. "His university studies had shattered Kohler's Orthodoxy and his doctoral thesis, Der Segen Jacobs, took such a radical viewpoint that no rabbinic position was open to him. " In 1869, at the suggestion of Abraham Geiger, Kohler moved to the United States, leading congregations first in Detroit, Chicago and New York. An anti-Zionist, active member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and president of Hebrew Union College, he was a Reform leader. "[In 1885, ] replying to attacks by Alexander Kohut, he published a series of sermons entitled Backward or Forward (1885) . The outcome was his convening of the Pittsburg Conference of Reform rabbis and its adoption of a radical program on the basis of Kohler's draft. In 1903 Kohler was appointed president of Hebrew Union College and set about immediately to improve the curriculum and to bring fresh talent to the faculty. Upon his retirement, Kohler received the title of president emeritus. " (Temkin, EJ). "Freehof, [1892-1990] born in London, was taken to the United States in 1903 by his parents, who settled in Baltimore... He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and a year later was ordained at Hebrew Union College, whose faculty he then joined. After serving as a chaplain with the American forces in Europe during World War I, Freehof became professor of liturgy at Hebrew Union College. In 1924 he became rabbi of Congregation Kehillath Anshe Maarav in Chicago, and in 1934 he was appointed rabbi of Congregation Rodef Shalom in Pittsburgh. He remained at Rodef Shalom until his retirement in 1966. Freehof's scholarly endeavors were largely in two fields. The first was Jewish liturgy. In 1930 he was appointed chairman of the Reform Committee on Liturgy of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose work led to the publication of the two-volume Union Prayer Book and the Union Home Prayer Book, both of which stressed relevance to modern life and the inclusion of contemporary material in the service. He served as President of the CCAR from 1943 to 1945. His second main interest was the development of Jewish law as displayed in the literature of the responsa and its bearing on modern Jewish practice. He was appointed head of the Responsa Committee of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in 1955." (EJ, 2007). Wear to boards, especially at corners and spine, but good, solid condition. (k-amr-1-1)., AMR2, lit1, spec1
Stock number:20963.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Vilna : Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom., 1905, 1907, 1917.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. Vi, 118, vi, 137, 235 pages. In Hebrew. Volumes 4, 5, and 12 bound together. SUBJECT(S) : Talmud Yerushalmi – criticism, textual; Talmud Yerushalmi – criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ratner (1852-1917) was a Lithuanian-born Talmud scholar. He began publishing at 16, and beginning in 1901 to publish Ahavat Tsiyon vi-Yerushalmi, eventually covering all of the Zera'im and Mo'ed from the Jerusalem Talmud. Ratner was also an early Zionist, and received Theodor Herzl in Vilna in 1903. (Preschel, EJ) Boaz Cohen's copy with his donation stamp. Pages tanned, Boaz Cohen’s notes written on fly leaf, good condition. (RAB-18-4), Rab4, heb1
Stock number:20559.
$US 125.00
Binding: Hardcover
Leipzig: Robert Friese, 1879. Half cloth; 12mo. Vi, 164 pages. In German. Bibliographical citations. Errata. Gronemann was rabbi at Danzig and a Zionist. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish law. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Targum Pseudo-Jonathan. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Usual age staining. Hinges weak; backstrip peeling. Text in very good condition. (GER-1-27), Ger
Stock number:16453.
$US 125.00
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: 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: Arlington N.J.: No Publisher [The Author], 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wrappers
1st edition. Original wrappers. 8vo. 100 pages, 24 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates “The Healing of the Daughter of My People: Preparations for the Congress of Rabbis on the Topic of Establishing the Sanhedrin.” Ephraim Deinard (1846-1930) was one of the greatest Hebrew "bookmen" of all time. He was a prolific bookseller, bibliographer, publicist, polemicist, historian, memoirist, author, editor, and publisher. “The Sanhedrin is traditionally viewed as the last institution which commanded universal authority among the Jewish people in the long chain of tradition from Moses until the present day. Since its dissolution in 358 CE, there has been no universally recognized authority within Jewish law (Halakha).Maimonides (1135–1204) was one of the greatest scholars on Judaism of the Middle Ages, and is arguably one of the most widely known scholars among the Jewish people. Influenced by the rationalist school of thought and generally showing a preference for a natural (as opposed to miraculous) redemption for the Jewish people, Maimonides proposed a rationalist solution for achieving the goal of re-establishing the highest court in Jewish tradition and reinvesting it with the same authority it had in former years. There have been several attempts to implement Maimonides' recommendations, the latest being in modern times” (Wikipedia). SUBJECTS: Sanhedrin -- Restoration. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide (OCLC: 19145988). Missing front wrapper (probably identical to title page, which is present). Spine rebacked. Edgewear to title page. All contents very good, Good Condition Overall. (ZION2-1-3-+-'e), rab, amr
Stock number:41703.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim [Jerusalem]: Kedem, yad le-yakirenu mi-yesodam shel tse-etsa’e M.D. Kasuto, 1983
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paper Wrappers
1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers. 8vo. 100 pages, 24 cm. Features illustrations. In Hebrew with a separate introduction in Italian. Moise Vit Cafsuto, about whom little is known, travelled from Florence to Palestine, by way of Alexandria, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and more, kept a detailed journal in Hebrew and Italian which would eventually turn into a travelogue (Adelman, 1988). "me-et Mosheh Hayim Kafsuto, ish Firentse shebe-Italyah, mitokh ketav-yad Italki she-lo pursam ; targum shel Yosef Rofe be-tseruf tatslum ketav-ha-yad ; 'arkhu Milkah Kasuto Zaltsman ve-David Kasuto.” SUBJECTS: Palestine - Description and travel - early works to 1800. OCLC Number: 21781478. Ex-library with usual markings. Very good condition. (ZION2-1-27-+-’e), Zionsm4, Ital
Stock number:41701.
$US 125.00
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 ‘Judæans’; 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: 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
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: 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: 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
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: Geneva: League Of Nations, 1931
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 4to. 233 pages, 32 cm. In English. Includes multiple sessions on Iraq’s emancipation, along with issues related to Palestine. Originally distributed to the council and members of the League. The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organization that was initially founded in 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference, ending WWI. It’s mission was to maintain world peace (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: League of Nations - Iraq -- History -- 1921. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Danish Library, Durham U. , Canada Library) , none outside of Europe. Ex-library with usual markings. Damp stains to first few pages. Pages are browning. Contents are very good. Overall good condition. Scarce. (ZION2-1-12), holo17
Stock number:40545.
$US 125.00
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: [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: 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
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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
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Imprint: Berlin; M. Popelauer, 1914
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Clothbound. 8vo. V, 208 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German, with one sermon in Hebrew. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Title translates as: “Commemoration Volume for Prof. Dr. Maybaum: on his 70th Birthday (29 April 1914) dedicated by his students. ” Contents include Sermons and Treaties, specifically: Sabbath and festival homilies, Sermons and speeches on various occasions, Treatises. “Sigmund Maybaum (1844–1919) , rabbi and lecturer on homiletics. Born in Miskolc, Hungary, Maybaum studied at the yeshivot of Eisenstadt (under I. Hildesheimer ) and Pressburg (Bratislava) and at the university and rabbinical seminary of Breslau. He officiated as rabbi in Dolni-Kubin, Hungary (1870–73) , and Zatec, Bohemia (1873–81) . In 1881 he was called to Berlin, where from 1888 he also lectured on homiletics at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. In 1903 he was appointed professor. Active in the association of rabbis in Germany, in 1897 Maybaum was among those rabbis who protested against the idea of convening the Zionist Congress in Germany. His works include Die Anthropomorphien und Anthropopathien bei Onkelos und den spaeteren Targumim (1870) , Die Entwicklung des alt-israelitischen Priestertums (1880) , Die Entwicklung des israelitischen Prophetentums (1883) , and Juedische Homiletik (1890) . His important article on the life of Leopold Zunz appeared in 1894 (in the 12th report of the Hochschule) . Maybaum was an excellent preacher and his sermons were published in several volumes. A jubilee volume was published on the occasion of his 70th birthday. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) Subjects: Judaism. Light soiling to cloth covers, with lightly bumped edges and very small tear at top of backstrip. Pages exceedingly clean and fresh, internally in near fine condition. Very good + condition. (GER-38-40), ger7new, RAB8, SERMONS1, HEB3, COMHIST2. (JA) , fest2
Stock number:29042.
$US 120.00
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
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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
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
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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: 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: Meksike: Drukerey Visn, 1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 445 pages. 21 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to “My Life and My Travels. ” Mishkovski (1878-1950) was a prominent Russian-American Zionist-socialist and Yiddish author. He wrote prolifically and was active in the Workmen’s Circle and Jewish Labor Committee. (Jewish Leksikon, 2017) . SUBJECTS: Yiddish authors — Biography — Jewish socialists. Jews -- Politics and government. Very Good Condition (YID-30-31), Yid3, latam2
Stock number:39847.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Torat Eretz Yisrael Publications, 1991
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original Cloth with duest jacket, 8vo, 387 pages. Zvi Yehuda Kook (1891 - 1982) “was an Orthodox rabbi, a prominent leader of Religious Zionism, and Rosh Yeshiva of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva. He was the son of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, and named in honor of his maternal grandfather's brother, Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Rabinowitz-Teomim. His teachings are partially responsible for the modern religious settlement movement in the West Bank. Many of his ideological followers in the Religious Zionist movement settled there. Under the leadership of Rabbi Kook, with its center in the yeshiva founded by his father, Jerusalem's Mercaz HaRav, thousands of Orthodox Jews campaigned actively against territorial compromise, and established numerous settlements throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Many of these settlements were subsequently granted official recognition by Israeli governments, both right and left” (Wikipedia, 2018) . Occasional underlining, some wear to binding, Good Condition in Good Jacket that also shows some wear. (AC-6-1)
Stock number:39754.
$US 100.00
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
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Imprint: New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary, 1909
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 29 pages. Schechter was a rabbinic scholar and president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Born in Rumania, he moved to Britain in 1882 and there became a spokesman for Jewish traditionalism. In 1901 he moved to New York and became the president of the Seminary. During his tenure the Seminary became one of the most important centers of Jewish learning and Jewish and intellectual revival. He regarded Zionism as a bulwark against assimilation and in 1913 attended the 11th Zionist Congress in Vienna. He is regarded as the chief architect of Conservative Judaism in the United States (Horin EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : American Poltical, Government History, Biography, President Lincoln. Edgewear and some mild discoloration to covers. Otherwise in very good conditioin. (AMR-41-41-P), amr4, INBT, MEA
Stock number:31341.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv, Israel: Seminar Haqibbutzim, 1959
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback.
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st edition. Publisher’s original boards, 8vo, 169 pages. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front end paper. Title translates as “Biblical Values, Human Values: Texts by Mordechai Segal with 12 Drawings by Marcel Jaco. ” Born in 1903 in Ukraine, Mordechai Segal lived in Israel from 1925 onward and is best known for founding the “Kibbutz Seminar, ” an academic college in Tel Aviv focused on education and pedagogy. Segal ran the seminar for its first 35 years (1939-74) and is credited, among others, for defining the new educational tools necessary for the “new” Israeli Jew. Segal developed his own unique pedagogical method (the “process method, ” which stressed student excursions and independent work outdoors or with arts and crafts) for younger Israeli teachers, would then take his approach with them to disperate kibbutzim and moshavim across Israel. “The single role of (kibbutz) education, ” he wrote, “is to attend to porosities of the spirit of the child to remain always clean and open to the vitality of everyday life that is around him. ” Less well known are Segal’s reflections on Jewish spirituality and scripture, collected in this volume from 1955 and long out of print. The collection is especially unique for including 12 drawings by the acclaimed Romanian and Israeli avant-garde artist Marcel “Moshe” Jaco. Jaco was the co-inventor of Dadaism, one of the most important and definitive art movements of the 20th century, and edited (along with other modern art luminaries Tristan Tzara and Ion Vinea) the Romanian literary and art magazine Simbolul (The Symbol) . After delaying his leave from Europe well into the war, Jaco finally fled Hitler and moved to Palestine in 1941, bringing his extended family and other Holocaust escapees with him. In early Israel Jaco worked on developing the State’s national park system, but was most famous for helping establish the community of Ein Hod, a utopian artist’s colony near Haifa, built on the ruins of a desert Palestinian village of the same name. In very good condition, with a very good dust jacket, slightly sunned (AC-4-6).
Stock number:39624.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Montreal, Canada; Eagle Pub. Co., 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Publishers Cloth. 4to. 209 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Inscribed in Yiddish by author on front end paper. Written by Israel Rabinovitch (1894-1964) , “an accomplished musician and writer, was chief editor of the Montreal Yiddish daily newspaper, the Keneder Adler, from 1924 to 1964. … Following in the tradition of fellow musicologist Professor Abraham Tzvi Idelsohn, whom he greatly admired, Rabinovitch used the Keneder Adler as a platform to share his love for Jewish music, writing widely about it and contributing to the status and knowledge of hazzanut (cantorial arts) in Canada. In 1940, Rabinovitch published the book Muzik bai Yidn (Music by Jews) , which was translated from Yiddish into English by A. M. Klein in 1952 under the title Jewish Music: Ancient and Modern. … Rabinovitch was one of the founders of the Jewish Public Library, a leader in the Labour Zionist group Poale Zion, and also the first president of the Jewish Music Council of Montreal. He passed away in Montreal in 1964. As Cantor Nathan Mendelson of the Shaar Hashomayim wrote in his obituary of Rabinovitch, ‘his song, the song of our people remains eternal. ” (Le musée interactif du Montréal juif; Israel Rabinovitch) Subjects: Jews - Music - History and criticism. Hingest starting, but solid. Good+ condition. (YID-18-11), Yid3, music4
Stock number:39452.
$US 100.00
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, 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: 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
Imprint: [New York] : [American Hebrew], 1906
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Separate Edition. Original Wrappers. 8vo. [3]-16 pages ; 21 cm. "Reprinted from The American Hebrew. " Here Ginzberg criticizes William Rosenaus "Jewish Biblical Commentators. " "Rosenau served as rabbi in Omaha, Nebraska and in Congregation Oheb Shalom of Baltimore, Maryland. He was also on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University. Rosenau was considered a radical reformer regarding ritual and he was a member of the anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism. He was an editor of the revised editions of the Union Prayer Book and the Union Haggadah" (Wikipedia, 2017) Rabbi Louis Ginzberg (18743-1953) was a Talmudist and leading figure in the Conservative Movement of Judaism of the twentieth century. " (Wikipedia, 2017) OCLC lists just 5 copies worldwide (JTS, HUC, Universiteit Van Amsterdam, YIVO, NLI) . A few small tears to front wrapper. Paper toning. Very good- condition. (AMR-52-38)
Stock number:39100.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1983
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 369 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to "Schatz's Betzalel, 1906-1929." Features articles on Boris Schatz and the Bezalel school of art in Jerusalem. It contains many color and black and white photographs of his works, many of which were printed for the first time in this publication. SUBJECTS: Jewish art -- Palestine. Jewish artists -- Palestine -- Biography. Jewish art. Jewish artists. Kunstonderwijs. Betsal'el. (ART-27-4)
Stock number:38980.
$US 100.00
Imprint: The American Hebrew, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Broadside
1st Separate Edition. 6 X 13 Inches : Text Front and Back, accompanied by a photo of Gruen. “Reprinted from ‘The American Hebrew, ’ November 1, 1940.” By the 1930s, significantly-sized Jewish communities had grown up around farming towns like Farmingdale, New Jersey. The farmers built synagogues and community centers, held religious services, and celebrated Jewish holidays together. During the Depression, they raised money to help those in need, and during the years of World War II, they collected money, knitted, and sent care packages to Jews overseas. They also absorbed some of the Displaced Persons who arrived in the U. S. And were willing to work on farms. Indeed, some of these D. P. S even established their own farms, with the help of the Jewish Agricultural Society. Oscar Gruen was himself a recently arrived European refugee and was the Associate Publisher and Editor of the American Hebrew at the time of this article’s publication. Gruen (1890-1953) was also the founding editor of the first Jewish news bureau, the Juedische Pressezentrale, which published a weekly edition in Zurich from 1917 to 1940. Grün began the Pressezentrale in the wake of World War I in order to counteract what he saw as international agitation against Jews. In 1919, Grün was a member of the committee which, under the leadership of Louis Marshall, presented the Jewish case to the Paris Peace Conference and secured the inclusion of the "minority rights clause" in the various constitutions of the newly established states in Central Europe. As editor of one of the world’s leading Jewish periodicals, Grün witnessed firsthand many of the most important Jewish-related events of the time, including the 20th Zionist Congress (1937) and the Evian Conference (1938) . OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Slight wear and toning. About very good condition. (AMR-52-32)xx, Holo15, amr6 xoo
Stock number:38974.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Viking Press,, 1931
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st American Edition. Original Boards with the scarce Original Illustrated Red/Black Dust Jacket. 8vo. 346 pages ; 22 cm. “Sabbatai Zevi ((1626 – 1676) was a Sephardic ordained Rabbi, though of Romaniote origin and a kabbalist, active throughout the Ottoman Empire, who claimed to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. He was the founder of the Sabbatean movement…” (Wikipedia, 2017) Kastein, the author of this gripping, and widely read story of Zevi, “was a German-born writer and jurist (and Zionist) . ” (Wikipedia, 2017) SUBJECT(S) : Shabbethai Tzevi. Book and Jacket in Very Good condition. (AMR-52-22), Rab13
Stock number:38948.
$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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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: Wien: L. Rosner ; Leipzig: August Schulze, 1894
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Later Boards with Original Wrappers Bound Inside. 8vo. 32 pages ; 18 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “Assimilation, Antisemitism and Jewish Nationalism. ” Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-32) . OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex-library with Jewish Institutional Stamp on Wrapper. Paper brittle. Otherwise Good condition. (GER-59-13)
Stock number:38487.
$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
Imprint: Eschweiler: Verlag Der Freistatt, 1913
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Period Boards with Original Red Paper Wrappers Bound Inside. 8vo. 200 pages ; 22 cm. 3 Issues Bound Together (nos. 1 — 3) . In German. The title translates loosely into English as, “The Sanctuary: A Monthly Periodical on Jewish Culture and Politics. ” all 3 issues from the first year of publication of the influential Jewish-German periodical "Die Freistatt". Founded by Fritz Mordechai Kaufmann (1888-1921) , it was the only German-Jewish periodical to represent a 'pan-Judaic' approach, distinguishing it both from liberal and Zionist Judaism in Germany at that time. Was a forum for political, religious and sociological discussions about Judaism. Featured prominent writers such as Elsa Lasker Schüler, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Ber Borochov, and numerous others. Substantial Water damage throughout. Back Board is missing and front board is worn. Wrappers have bled onto pages and many pages have a damaged red discoloration. Some edgewear. Overall in fair condition. (GER-58-78a), Ger9, period1
Stock number:38383.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London : Geo. Young, 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 8 pages ; 22 cm. Sermon by a Non-Zionist. SUBJECT (S) : Shavuot sermons. Zionism. OCLC + Worldcat list about 14 copies worldwide. Stamped on cover from date of publication. Very good condition. (BR-11-44), Brit1
Stock number:38303.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin : Soncino-Gesellschaft, 1926
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition. Original Wrappers. 4to. 30 pages ; 29 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “ProselyteS: A Contribution to the History of the Jewish Race. ” “Heinrich Loewe (1869 — 1951) was a German journalist, publicist, folklorist, linguist, philosopher, and Zionist politician…” (Wikipedia, 2017) One of 800 copies printed for the annual of the Soncino-Gesellschaft der Freunde des Jüdischen Buches. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish converts., Ger9
Stock number:38291.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Re'uven Mas, 1940
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Later boards. 8vo. 160 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Democracy and Totalitarianism: Foundations of the Doctrine. ” Holocaust-era imprint. First in a pre-state series on major political and social movements. Aharon Reuveni (1886-1971) was born in the Ukraine. He left his own country for the United States in 1904 but returned to Russia in 1906, excited by the winds of revolution. He was exiled to Siberia with his family in 1908 for hiding arms. He escaped and reached Eretz Israel in 1910, after extensive travels in China, Japan and Egypt. He became active in public affairs (his brother, Yitzhak Ben Zvi, became the second president of Israel) and published in a several fields, including novels, poems, essays on Hebrew literature, and research on early Jewish history. SUBJECTS: Democracy -- Philosophy. Totalitarianism -- Philosophy. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Very good Condition. (HEB-50-42)
Stock number:38279.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Frankfurt A. M. , J. Kauffmann,, 1893
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Original Boards. 2 volumes in 1. VIII, (2) , 119, (5) , 127, (8) , 236 pp. With 4 plates ; 23 cm. In German. Title translates into English as, “A History of the Jews in Rome From Olden Times to the Present. ” This is Rabbi Joseph Strauss’ copy with his bookplate. Strauss (1845-1922) was an influential British Zionist and Rabbi in the late 19th century. He was one of the first Reform Rabbis in England. “Berliner… was a German theologian and historian… (His) edition of Rashi's commentary to the Pentateuch (1866) first made him known as a scholar; he added to his reputation by various historical works…” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Rome. With Rabbi Strauss’ bookplate. Some wear and discoloration to boards end pages. Inside pages are very good condition. (GER-58-63), Ger9, it1
Stock number:38266.
$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: 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: [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: 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: Wien: Published By The Author, 1933
Binding: Hardcover
Original purple boards with gold letters. 8vo. 280 pages; 24cm. Includes 18 word inscription on title page. In German. Title translates to “Chief Rabbi Hirsch Perez Chajes: His Life and Work. ” Illustrated by 8 photo plates. Includes "Gedachtnisaufzeichnungen nach oberrabbiner prof. Dr. H. P. Chajes' Reden und Ansprachen" on pages xii-xv, and "Erganzungen zur Bibliographie der Schriften, Reden und Vortragevon Hirsch Perez Chajes'" on pages 275-280. Hirsch Perez Chajes, also known as Zwi Perez Chajes, “was a rabbi, historian, biblical scholar and a notable Zionist leader” (Wikipedia, 2016) . Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight toning. Minimal staining. Very good condition. (GER-51-55), GER9
Stock number:38207.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Buenos Ayres: Y. Botoshanski, 1948
Binding: Hardback
Cloth, 8vo. , two volumes, 536 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated with photographs. “ The Beginnings of the State of Israel”. Subjects: Palestine -- History -- 1929-1948. Israel -- History -- 1948-1967. Israel -- Description and travel. Botoshansky (1892–1964) , was a “ Yiddish novelist, journalist, and critic. Botoshansky was born in Bessarabia. He was active in Romania from 1914 to 1926 as a literary pioneer of Yiddish, and, thereafter, in Buenos Aires as editor of the Yiddish daily, Di Prese. In 1914–15 he was one of the founders and editors of Likht, Romania's first modern Yiddish periodical, and collaborated with Jacob Sternberg in writing for the renascent Yiddish theater. In Argentina, Botoshansky quickly emerged as a leader combating the influence wielded in the Yiddish theater by the criminal elements who were then prudishly called "white slave traders" he never ceased to play a prominent role in Jewish cultural life there. His writings include travel sketches of North and South America and of Israel. Two of his dramas, Hershele Ostropolyer and Reb Ber Lyover (1928) , were staged in Argentina and Soviet Russia. His works include Mir Viln Lebn ("We Want to Live, " 1948) and Di Kenigin fun Dorem-Amerike ("The Queen of South America, " 1962) , both fictional travel sketches; Di Lebnsgeshikhte fun a Yidishn Zhurnalist ("The Biography of a Jewish Journalist, " memoirs, 3 vols. , 1948) ; and Pshat ("Simply Speaking, " literary essays, 1952) (Astro, EJ, 2007) . Other titles: El Genesis del Estado de Israel. Bereshit fun Medinat Israel. Bereshit fun Medinat Yisra'el. Very good condition. (YID-17-12A)
Stock number:38190.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv : Ha-Vaadah Ha-Historit Shel Berit "kibuts Galuyot", 1930
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. 8vo. 276 pages. 24 cm. Illustrated with photographs. In Hebrew. Title translates to: “Ten years of persecution: the Soviet Zionist movement in Russia” SUBJECT: Descriptor: Zionism -- Soviet Union -- History. OCLC lists 24 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to covers. Good condition. (HEB-44-1A)
Stock number:38187.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem; The University, 1948
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. XIII, 216 pages. 21 cm. Frontispiece folded plan of the university. Massive handbook for the Hebrew University, with list of courses, faculties, departments, contributors to the University, Board of Governors, etc. With two tables. Published under difficult conditions: “The publication of this handbook has been unduly delayed owing to the war which broke out in Palestine shortly after the completion of the text and which, unfortunately, is still in progress at the time of writing. The bombing of the pritning press at which the manuscript was already once completely set, necessitating its being re-set elsewhere; the shortage of paper as a result of explosions in Jerusalem and the breakdown in communications with the rest of the country over a prolonged period … the severe cuts in electric power … its publication … now practically coincides with the termination of the Mandate. As a result, certain passages in it relating to the British Government are no longer valid. ” - p. III. Includes a list of professors and staff who perished in an explosion of their convoy on the way to Mt. Scopus on April 13th, 1948. Errata slip laid in. Subjects: Universitah ha-? Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim. Wraps worn and soiled, rebacked. Internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ZION-5-14A), zionism6
Stock number:38183.
$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: 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: Hamburg, Verlag Von C. Boysen, 1911
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 112 pages; 23 cm. In German. Title translates to “The Legal Situation of the Jews in Hamburg. ” Inscribed by the author. Bruno Tannenwald was a lawyer, civil servant, and Zionist leader in Hamburg, Germany. Divided into several chapters. SUBJECT (S) : German Jews, Hamburg, Legal history. WorldCat lists 12 holdings worldwide. Slight toning. Moderate staining. Minimal edgewear. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. (GER-51-53), Ger9
Stock number:38168.
$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: 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: 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: 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. € 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Paris: Imprimerie Imperiale, 1867
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Contemporary boards. 8vo. 486 pages, 23 cm. In French. Title translates to “Essay on the History of Geography in Palestine After the Talmud and Other Rabbinic Sources. ” Joseph Derenburg (1811 – 1895) was a Franco-German orientalist who was born in French-controlled Mainz. He played a large part in the revival of Jewish education in France. Though much of his work focused on Saadia, this essay is his most important work. It is an original contribution to the history of the Jews and Judaism in the time of Christ, and has been much used by many later historians of the subject. SUBJECTS: Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Jews. Rabbijnse literatuur. Geografie. OCLC Number: 474636288. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (ZION-14-64), zion
Stock number:38010.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Vilna: [Punlisher Unknown], 1910
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original paper wrappers rebound in period boards. 8vo. 101 pages, 23 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to “The People and The Land: A Special Anthology for the Study of Philosophy. ” Features articles by Yiddish literary giants such as Ben-Adir, Ba’al Mahshevos, Yosef Luria, etc. Edited by Shalit and devoted to philosophical and social enlightenment and to the critique of Zionism. Moshe Shalit (1855-1941) was a researcher, journalist, essayist, ethnographer, and humanist of the inter-war period. Shalit devoted himself to the promotion of Yiddish language and of literature in a spirit of openness and intercultural exchange. Shalit was an active member of the Jewish Scientific Institute, YIVO, which became the Yiddish Institute for Jewish Research. He was murdered by the Nazis. (Wikipedia, 2016) . SUBJECTS: Zionism. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Very Good Condition. (ZION-14-61)
Stock number:38007.
$US 100.00
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: Prag-Karlin [Prague], Neumann & Co., 1937
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards with original dust jacket. 8vo. Pages 11-77; 21 cm. Written in German. Title translates to “Verses of a Jew. ” A collection of Jewish poetry. Dedicated to all of the fighters for a Jewish state. Divided into 5 sections. Georg Mannheim was an Austro-Czechoslovakian journalist and writer. He worked for Bohemia, a daily newspaper, as a political reporter but quit after Nazi powers censored the content of the paper. He founded a magazine called Truth, “In which he led a journalistic struggle against fascism in Europe without political consideration” (Wikipedia, 2016) . He was blacklisted by the Nazis and placed on their list of banned authors and books. He was arrested in September 1940 and sent to Dachau where he died in 1942. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish poetry, German poetry. Some dampstaining and marks. Slight toning. One pencil mark that does not affect text. Library stamp. Very good condition. (ZION-22-36)
Stock number:37987.
$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, 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: 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: [Israel], [Jewish National Council], 1949
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original front illustrated paper wrapper (detached) with photographs of a close up of a wall with shadows of branches and a whole through which the horizon can be seen. 8vo. [42] pages. 22.5 cm. Includes forward by Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, “second and longest-serving President of Israel” (Wikipedia, 2016) . A history of Jerusalem with dozens of black-and-white photographs of scenery, sites, and people-some famous, some ordinary. “All the values - human, religious, moral and cultural - that Jerusalem has bequeathed to the world were the product of high-minded men belonging to Israel, - men who thought and spoke in Hebrew, felt the ache of their people, predicted its future and proclaimed its mission to humanity. ” Includes biblical quotes in Hebrew and English in the upper margin of several pages. SUBJECT(S) : Jerusalem, Israel, 1948 War. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Front cover page detached with stains, many tears, and folds that somewhat affect text. Back cover missing. Dampstaining, tear in first page that affects text. Slight toning. Fair condition. Rare. (zion-12-29)
Stock number:37980.
$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
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: Tzfat, [Volex], N.D.
Binding: Paperback
No date (1920-1955) . Original blue paper wrappers with blue ink. 12mo. 10 cm x 7.5 cm. Written in Hebrew with an English title, “Souvenir of ‘Safat’. ” A souvenir photo portfolio with 8 black-and-white photographs of the scenery and people of Tsfat that folds accordion style. Short description on the back paper wrapper about the products that Zushia Luria made, including toys, souvenirs, gifts, and other photography needs. SUBJECT(S) : Tzfat, Photographs. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Stains, slight toning, and faded font on original paper wrappers that slightly affects text. Very minimal markings on photographs. Original paper wrappers good condition, photographs very good condition. (zion-12-22)
Stock number:37972.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Pro-Palestine Herald Publishing Co., 1937
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated salmon paper wrappers with intricate images of farming, scholarship, industry, and sheep herding, amongst others in blue ink. 4to. 16 pages; 30 cm. A Holocaust-era Philo-semitic journal, this issue includes 9 articles by various authors, a book review, and a monthly chronicle. Topics include “The Palestine Riddle, ” “Monticello-America’s Debt to a Jew [referring to the care and renovation of Thomas Jefferson’s home by US Commander Uriah Phillips Levy and his family], ” and “Baruch Spinoza. ” Includes 3 black-and-white headshots of authors, a map, and a poem. “When the Jewish nation is established, we need not dread from that source the invidious maligniity of wars and threats of wars. The Hebrew race is peace-loving. Haven’t they not endured in unparalleled tolerance of intolerance the oppression of so-called civilized powers? Have they not clung to their sublime faith and perfect trust while dynasties rose to power and fell to ruin, dynasties which ridiculed and persecuted that Hebrew religion in its firm conviction? ” Back cover of the periodical includes “Principles and Program of the Pro-Palestine Federation of America. ” SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Anti-Semitism, Inter-faith. OCLC lists 4 holdings worldwide (NYPL, Harvard, Cleveland Pub. Lib, UVA) Very minimal markings. Slight toning, especially on edges. Very good + condition. (zion-12-19) xx, holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37968.
$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: 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: 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, National Academy For Adult Jewish Studies, Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1940
Binding: Paperback
First preliminary edition. 4to. 47 pages; 28 cm. A Holocaust-era curriculum for adult Jewish education designed to fit Jewish adults’ busy schedules and Jewish educational backgrounds that teaches about Palestine. “This syllabus is intended to introduce the adult student to those decisive passages in literature, those traditions, customs and habits which reveal the relationship of Jews to Palestine in the long history of Israel, from the beginnings until just before modern times. ” Divided into 8 chapters including “The Nation in the Making” and “Forcing Open the Gates of Palestine. ” Includes foreword by Rabbi Israel M. Goldman. Dr. Ira Eisenstein co-founded the Reconstructionist Movement with his father-in-law, Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan. SUBJECT (S) : Adult Education, Curricula, Zionism. OCLC lists 8 holdings worldwide. Some tears in original paper wrappers as well as some browning around a rectangular mark left by a book. Slight toning of pages with some fading of ink. Good + condition. (zion-12-8), holo17, zion6, xoo
Stock number:37957.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, The Jewish Forum Publishing Co., 1919
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers with blue ink. 8vo. Pages 955-1016; 24 cm. The June issue of a monthly magazine focusing on “Shevuoth, ” “Jewish Colonization in Palestine, ” and “The New ‘Learned Jew’. ” Includes 11 pieces by different authors, a mix of poetry, articles, and short stories. Includes “Greens for Shevuoth, ” a translated story from Sholom Aleichem as well as interesting titles such as “Three Types of Orthodox Jews” and “The Jewish Review of Reviews. ” “All the praise and encomium we have showered upon our faith has been only upon our Orthodox Judaism, but not upon orthodox Jews. We have maintained that the great revelation given to our people on Mount Sinai is the most sublime and perfect of all divine revelations. We have, however, never maintained that orthodox Jews are the most sublime and perfect of men. That would be ridiculous. ” Includes black-and-white headshot of Dr. Joshua Bloch, one of the authors. Advertisements on original paper wrappers. SUBJECT (S) : Shavuot, Zionism, Judaism. Original paper wrappers repaired, fraying, browning. Minimal markings on pages beyond some offsetting from laid in newspaper articles. Original paper wrappers good condition, pages very good condition. (zion-12-6) .
Stock number:37955.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Department Of Education And Culture Of The Jewish Agency-American Section, 1965
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original illustrated blue paper wrappers with photo collage of celebrating Israelis in the shape of a shield. 4to. 20 pages; 29 cm. English with occasional Hebrew. A curriculum guide for schools and clubs on the history of Israel and various ways to celebrate Israeli Independence Day. Provides historical background on important topics such as “The Balfour Declaration, ” “United Nations Approve Partition, ” and “Arabs Attack Yishuv. ” Includes timeline of events leading up to statehood, suggestions for songs, arts, a parade, and an assembly outline, among other things. “Hardly anything stirs children as much as does a parade, with its color and excitement - the marching to the rhythm of instruments and the fluttering of flags and banners. If possible, all the schools in a city, or in an area, should plan a mass parade to some central point. ” Copy of the “Proclamation of Israel Independence” with signatures and “Prayer for the State of Israel” in Hebrew and English at the back. Includes suggestions for Audio-visual materials and bibliography. SUBJECT (S) : Independence Day (Israel) , Israel. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (YU, HUC, Hebrew Univ) . Slight toning. Very minimal markings. One pencil mark that does not affect text. Very good condition. (zion-12-5)
Stock number:37954.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Detroit], [The Economic Club Of Detroit], 1953
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages; 22.5 cm. A speech given by Abba Eban about the status of Israel in the eyes of the world, particularly with regard to the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the need for support of the state amongst the world’s nations. “At the very center of our discussion of the Arab-Israel tension there stands the overriding issue of international equity. Some propaganda which is put about would have you believe that the Arab states are entitled to an air of grievance or of injury, as though history in its broad movements has done ill by them; as though Israel has been singled out for favoritism in the Middle East; as though Israel alone has inherited the great boon and the challenge of sovereignty which has been denied to other people. ” Abba Eban, known for his eloquent oratory, was “Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations. He was also Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly” (Wikipedia, 2016) . SUBJECT(S) : International relations, Israel relations, Middle East politics. OCLC lists one holding worldwide (Harvard) Red and black writing marks on original paper wrappers. Slight toning and mark on last page. Good + condition. Rare. (zion-12-1)
Stock number:37950.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Wichita, Defender Publishers, N.D.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
No date (1930s) . First edition. Original paper. Single double-sided leaf (i. E. 2 pages) ; 28cm. This Nazi-era article takes a decidedly Anti-Semitic, Anti-Zionist stance, using Christian biblical quotes and interpretation to show that Jews should be punished for their apostasy, and have no biblical claim to the land. Also argues that Jews have no claim to Palestine because the Arab population is much larger and has been there longer. “A careful study of the Scriptures reveals the fact that the Jew will never be permitted to peacefully occupy Palestine until he repents ‘nationally’ and accepts the land from his coming Messiah and King, the Lord Jesus Christ. ” “Since both the Jews and the Arabs are Semitic, the bugaboo of anti-Semitism need not enter here. ” Dr. W. D. Herrstrom was an Anti-Semitic journalist who produced many publications including Bible News Flashes (1940-1953) , a Christian, Anti-Jewish magazine. SUBJECT(S) : Palestine, Anti-Semitism, Jewish-Arab conflict. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Minimal tears. Slight browning. Rare. (zion-12-58)xx
Stock number:37946.
$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: Berlin, Jüdischer Verlag, 1918
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Later red boards with original covers with red and black font mounted on front and back. 8vo. 223; 21 cm. Written in German. Title translates to “Yiskor [Memory]: a Book of Remembrance of Fallen Lookouts and Workers in the Land of Israel. ” Translated into German from the original Hebrew by Gershom Scholem, founder of the modern academic study of Kabbalah, who requested to remain anonymous because he did not agree with how the book was used as Zionist propaganda. A memorial book to several early Palestinian settlers who died with short biographies of each of them, some with illustrated portraits. Martin Buber “was an Austrian-born Israeli Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship” (Wikipedia, 2016) . SUBJECT(S) : Palestine, Yizkor, Jews. Some staining and browning. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. (zion-12-55)
Stock number:37943.
$US 100.00 </