Auction 06

Eretz Israel, settlement, anti-Semitism, Holocaust and She'erit Ha-Pleita, postcards and photographs, letters by rabbis and rebbes, Chabad, Judaica, and more

June 17, 2020
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1. Historical reporting about Building the synagogue of congregation "Kehal Kadosh Miekve Israel" in Philadelphia in the "Niles Weekly Register", January 1823

The Niles Weekly Register, January 4, 1823, announces the inauguration of the Philadelphia Jewish Community Synagogue in Philadelphia. With the approval of the heads of the United States Government and the Governor of the State of Pennsylvania.

Kehilat Kadosh Mikveh Israel is a Jewish community and synagogue, one of the oldest in the United States, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since the mid-18th century. The Philadelphia Jewish community began as a small group of Spanish-origin Jewish residents who organized a joint prayer service in a rented home in about the year of 1740. As the Jewish community grew with an influx of West Indies, its members decided to build their own proper building and, in 1761, purchased the first Torah scroll. The synagogue officially opened at its first seat in Cherry Alley (now Cherry Street) ten years later, in 1771, and the name "Kehal Kadosh Miekve Israel" was officially given to their community and synagogue in 1773. Among the members of the community were quite a few famous Jews, and the synagogue founders were Haim Solomon (1740–1785), the “banker” of the American Revolution, and Jonas Phillips (1736–1803), a Philadelphia militia fighter in the American War of Independence and grandfather of Uriah Levy, The first Jewish Commodore in the United States Navy.

For years, non-Jewish appeals were raised about the Jewish community's strength in the building, and it was only in 1823 that the community's ownership of the building was finally recognized, under the declaration of James Monroe and Daniel Tompkins [American government], and Joseph Heister Governor of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania as described before us. [In 1829, Isaac Lesser became community leader]

The paper "Niles Weekly Register" started its course in 1811 by the editor and publisher Hizekiah Niles [1777-1839], and already in the first publication had 1,500 subscribers. Niles edited the weekly until 1836, making it one of the most widely circulated magazines in the United States, and one of the most influential journalists of his day. In addition to politics, the weekly included reports on economics and science, technology, art and literature. In the field of politics, Nils used what he called "magnanimous disputation" in an attempt to present the two sides' arguments fairly and objectively, a policy that made the paper an important source for the history of the period.

[16] p. 25 cm. Complete sheet. stains. Good condition.

Opening price: $200
Sold: $2,200

2. Pocket Calendar for the year 1763 - Amsterdam - Proops

A pocket Calendar for the year 1763. Amsterdam - Joseph and Yaakov ProopsThe sons of the late R. Shlomo Proops. At the end of the Calendar, the publication of the document in which the Props brothers bought the form of print letters from the Atyash family on the 21st of Adar, 1761.

An interesting Calendar with lots of important additions. Among other things - the chronicle number of years for the deportation of Naples, the arrival of Sephardic Holy community to Amsterdam, the arrival of the Ashkenazi community to Amsterdam, separation and the unification of the communities, and more. On the last leaf printed the The property agreement of the form letters from the Atyash printers to the Props family:
"The shape of the letters ... square letters with dots and flavors and without dots and flavors ... and all kinds of Rashi big and small ... We the Proops Printers exactly like as Attyash print ... and all in fair price ...".

[37] leaves. 10 cm. magnificent new binding. Very good condition.

Opening price: $150

3. Two pocket Calendars. Amsterdam 1827 - 1828

Two pocket Calendars Amsterdam 1827-1828, By R. Israel Grahnbahm, Van EMBDEN printing.

On both Calendars important information: in the chronicle list The number of years for the Association of Ashkenazi and Sephardic Communities, for the appointment of King William I, for the death of Rabbi Jacob Moshe, and more. There is a list of 'heads of Israeli business leaders in this kingdom', list of the community leaders, and the public's earnings in Amsterdam, and more.

Calendars same size: 10 cm. Both have a fancy new binding. Very good condition.

Opening price: $200

4. Theodore Herzl - An important letter. Vienna 1901

An important letter signed by Theodor Herzl regarding the secrecy of funds allocated to the Zionist enterprise in preparation for the expansion of activity in the establishment of the "Zionist Bank" - the "Jewish Settlement Treasury" whose head office was in London. Vienna 1901, German.

During 1901, Herzl was involved in the establishment of the "Zionist Bank" - the Jewish settlement treasury. To this end, he had to forward and receive financial reports from the activity that began in London. Although the bank was small in scope, for cooperation and transparency, Herzl gave a detailed report on the funds that were used to strengthen the Zionist enterprise owned by the Zionist Committee. In the letter before us, Herzl appeals to the London Representative and requests that the financial statements he will send to a minimum number of copies to only five members of the committee and not to ten copies as he sent earlier, for reasons of confidentiality and to prevent clutter duplication. The bank was small and based on small amount of the poor, but already at the beginning of his activity he was able to issue modest letters of credit that Herzl needed in the first stage of negotiations with the Ottomans.

Typewriter printing, Herzl's signature, and Secretary Kokosh's signature.

28x21 cm. Good condition.

Opening price: $1,000

5. Early letter from Ahad Ha'am. Odessa, 1897

Handwritten and signature letter of 'Ahad Ha'am' regarding biography which was to be published in his journal 'Hashiloach''. Postcard. Odessa, June 25, 1897. Hebrew.

In his letter, Ahad Ha'am apologizes for not being able to fulfill the request of his author and give him a fee for a biography that was due to be published, on Hashiloach' that he is not the sole owner of the newspaper, adding that the newspaper budget is not as big as others tend to think.

In 1896, the first issue of the central and most important Hebrew periodical in the 19th and 20th Centuries of Shiloach, or in the accent of Ahad Ha'am the "shelach". He published in the framework of the company Ahiasaf, financed by Kalonymus Ze'ev Wissotzky, the great tea manufacturer and an avid supporter of Ahad Ha'am who insisted that he be editor-in-chief of the monthly. The system was usually in Odessa or Warsaw. In the first issue of the new journal Ahad Ha'am declared: "The purpose of the journal is to know ourselves, to understand our lives and to establish our future wisely, " and was attended by the best intellectuals and writers of the period. In the magazine, Ahad Ha'am expressed his Zionist approach, which advocated the training of hearts as a central goal of the national movement and to make the Land of Israel a cultural spiritual center for the Jewish people. The Shiloach came out from 1896 to 1909.

[1] Postcard. Very good condition.

Opening price: $200

6. Letter by Albert Einstein's wife. July 1932

Letter on a postcard in the handwriting and signature of Ms. Einstein wife of Albert Einstein. Sent to family Danish friend the journalist Mrs. Karin Stampe. July 6, 1932, German.

In her letter written in Berlin Ms. Einstein writes that for three years she had not met her uncles, and that her husband, Professor Einstein, handled several matters that were very important to them. She adds that they are planning to leave on Friday and that inevitably that afternoon, She will have to stay with with Ms. L. alone. Later, Ms. Einstein adds things about the Einstein couple's meeting with Ms. Stampe the next day and with their relatives coming from Madrid. And that she did not mention anything about 'The fabulous Blanket'.

[1] Postcard written on both sides. Very good condition. English translation attached.

Opening price: $200

7. Certificate of participation in the 14th Zionist Congress, Vienna 1925

Congress Legitimation - Certificate of participation of Benjamin Dror in the 14th Zionist Congress held in Vienna in 1925.

Official ink stamp of the Zionist Congress. instructions in German.

12.5x9 cm (closed). Good condition.

Opening price: $100
Sold: $100

8. JNF Jubilee - Tree Donation Certificate. Netherlands 1932

JNF donation certificate issued on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, designed by L.Pinkhof, The Netherlands, 1932.

Certificate issued on the 30th anniversary of JNF 1902-1932. At the head the verse: ' 'וכי תבאו אל הארץ ונטעתם' ', and the years: 1902-1932. On the right is the Dutch inscription: IN THE JUBILEUM SPARK OF THE NETHERLANDS JEWS IN PALESTINA, Illustration Farmer holding a seedling in his hand against a bridge and a water canal, and filling in the handwritten details.

Size: 20x15 cm. Wooden and glass frame: 22x27 cm. Very good condition.

Opening price: $100
Sold: $130

9. 'Congratulations' to the wedding on Dozens JNF telegrams - JNF stamps. Czernowitz 1935

C- 45 JNF telegrams sent from various places on the occasion of the wedding of the Stuber-Tzentner couple in Czernowitz [then Ukraine]. Telegrams are all congratulatory 'congratulations' from friends and family on the occasion of the couple's wedding, and wishes to see them in the Land of Israel. various rare JNF stamps. Telegram design is the same.

Attached 6 other non-JNF telegrams with greetings sent to the couple.

Same size: 28x22 cm. Few stains. Good condition.

Opening price: $120
Sold: $130

10. Early food coupons of the Aharonson family founders of the Zichron Yaacov colony

14 food coupons, and ration cards of Samuel Aaronson, the son of Ephraim-Fishel and Malka Aaronson, the founders of the Zichron Yaacov settlement, as well as food cards of his sons and family.

Appearing: Three cards signed by Samuel Aharonson [1883-1950 - first son of Zichron Yaacov, one of the first agronomists in Palestine and backstage designers of the Balfour Declaration], four food cards of his wife Miriam Aharonson [nee Sternberg - also born in Zichron Yaacov 1888] and food tickets of his sons, Yedidya and Aaron Aharonson, also signed.

Various size, all used, general condition good.

Opening price: $120

11. Official Gazette of the Palestinian Government, January 1, 1932

The Palestine Government Official Journal - January 1, 1932 Issue - Important Data on Arab-Jewish Relations.

In this issue, a population census table reporting the numerical ratio of Jews to Arabs. In the same year, the number of Arabs was 187,438, compared with 128,541 Jews. A Land Matters Ordinance on Land Ownership appears in various cities, and a Land Transfer Ordinance regulating the way the land is purchased in Palestine, adding that the purchase agreement should include "a certificate signed by Mukhtar and the signature of not less than two distinguished persons". list of People whose address is unknown, Protection auxiliary regulation The plants In Tel Aviv area ["No one should spoil, pick, moveplants from one place to another or tread on them"], a list of government contracts, a detailed list of the number of immigrants who entered Palestine in November 1931, according to Their socioeconomic status, the number of immigrants from Israel, and weekly report about the closure of immigrants from Iraq following the cholera epidemics, and more.

34 pp, 33 cm. Filing holes. Moisture sign follows in the lower left corner. General condition - Good.

Opening price: $80

12. The association of jews from vilna and vicinity - a large and important collection of paper items

About 100 paper items from a major active estate in the Vilnius Organization to commemorate the perished, and to help survivors from Vilnius and surrounding communities.

Among other can find: A list of handwritten names of Holocaust survivors from the Jews of Vilnius who lived in Eretz Israel in the late 1940s. The list includes first names, home name, age, duration in Israel, parents' names, and residential address. Various assurances about the fate of survivors or perpetrators of Vilna Jewry signed by the first organization's chairman Dr. A. Rodnicki, and Secretary H. Kopilowitz [For example, "We hereby confirm that the girls Ilana and Julia Frozen ... were born in Vilnius on December 22, 1936, during the war, were with gentiles in the woods around Vilnius. Her Father Elijah perished in the Vilnius Ghetto and mother Miriam perished in the Grodno Ghetto. Origin of well-known Zionist families: Frozen in Vilna R. Rosenbaum in Grodno " ], list of expenses of the organization, stencil printing pages dealing with the establishment of the "Vilna House" in Israel, various documents of the Vilnius from before the Holocaust, letters written by survivors to the organization detailing their condition and family who perished, summaries of meetings of the organization ["At three general meetings held at the KKL-JNF hall in Tel Aviv, attended by a large number of residents of Vilnius and the surrounding area, among them lot of partisans and new immigrants discussed the report presented by the previous committee and the future association's functions ... The committee's first action was to prepare a Passover order for new immigrants ... '], Early postcards sent from various places, documents of which preference is given to immigrants from Vilnius who were partisan during the Holocaust, documents on the search of relatives, documents on cultural events on behalf of the organization, and more.

Most of the documents are written in Hebrew, some in Yiddish. The collection has not been thoroughly examined.

The association of jews from vilna and vicinity , which began its operations in Europe after the war, and over the years has grown to hundreds of active members, was established to gather historical materials about the magnificent Vilnius community and to give them to future generations, to gather testimonies of survivors and lost stories that tell the community's story, help survivors and support them, and perpetuate the memory of those who perished. The organization has held dozens of cultural events over the years, He has a library, as well as legacy trips to Vilnius and the surrounding cities, and is in close contact with the community in Lithuania and the embassies in Lithuania and Israel.

The pages are arranged in a binder, very good condition.

Opening price: $120
Sold: $120

13. The first issue of 'Davar' Newspaper - June 1, 1925

"The Daily Newspaper, whose first issue is presented to you here, is a work of spirit and the product of the labor movement's efforts in the country" - the first issue of the newspaper "Davar" June 1, 1925.

In the issue entitled "Davar - The Workers' Palestine Newspaper", the opening article "To Our Readers" by the newspaper's founder, and its only editor - Berl Katznelson, in which he details: "One clear, definite desire is pulsating in this movement that concentrates on the Histadrut: to flee and escape the people from the life of infamy, parasitism, extortion and bondage". Under the heading "For Our Newspaper", the publisher announces the Executive Committee: "Today, the General Histadrut of the Hebrew Workers in Israel is credited with seeing the resolution of its second conference on the publication of a daily newspaper of the workers of Israel ...".

The issue includes, among other things: 'Congratulations on the appearance of 'Davar' with an important personal signature, an article by SJ Agnon, 'Letters from Poland', advertisements and more.

At the time of the settlement, when the Labor Movement for its parties, headed by Mapai for the first time, led the settlement, and the Histadrut was a top class, "Davar" was seen as the expression of the leadership of the community. especially among the working-class settlers who saw it as their issue.

6 p. 59 cm. Folding marks. Tear along the folding mark at the top of the newspaper. moderate - good condition.

Opening price: $80

14. Yemenite Jewry in Israel - A large collection of paper items

Yemenite Jewry in Israel - Collection of Letters, Documents, Posters and Announcements, Publications, and Paper items. The first half of the 20th - the 70s.

* Various letters sent by members of the Yemeni community in Aden to Eretz Israel in the early 1960s regarding the arrangement of their immigration to Eretz Israel, an important document related to the struggle of Yemenite Jews living in the Nordia neighborhood of Tel Aviv against the construction of the Dizengoff Center planned for the demolition of their homes, as well as documents related to The slum organization in Israel, various documents related to author Zvi Medina, including the names of Medina family members and their addresses throughout the country, Letters regarding immigration licenses to Yemeni immigrants, Documents regarding the building of the synagogue in the Hatikva neighborhood for the The Jews of Aden 1960, and more.

* Printed paper items and various publications: 50 mil donation printed for Chanukah [1944] by the Yemenite Jewish Unity Committee: 'Raising Your Candles Remember Your Brother's Darkness', A Blessing to the Government of Israel [Printed] Compiled by Rabbi Shalom son of Rabbi Yichya Yitzchak Levi Rabbi of the Yemenite community, Passover Haggadah according to the text of the Yemenite Jews with ink stamp of 'Ein Shemer Camps', Passover Haggadah according to the text of the ancients which is found in ancient manuscripts and agreed by Rasa'g and the Maimonides - Jerusalem 1951 - title page designed by Haim Ben Shalom Mahbbub, New Year's Songs Compiled by a Yemenite Handwriting Songs -1947, Kol Koreh to the Yemeni Community Audience for Election of New Yemeni Commission Committee, Nissan 1954, Kol Sinai - Issue 62 Kislev 1967 Issue Establishing Public Inquiry Committee to discover the disappearance of the Jews of Yemen, Kol Koreh by Torah Trustees in Rosh HaAyin Strengthening the Independent Educational Institutions for the Yemenite Community- 1967, and more.

C - 50 paper items in total, Data in two binders. Various sizes. Overall condition good - very good.

Opening price: $120
Sold: $500

15. Collection of advertisements, posters and leaflets - underground, 1930s and 1940s

Collection of 42 advertisements, posters and leaflets - underground in Eretz Israel, 1930s and 1940s.

A diverse collection of ads, posters, leaflets, stencil pages, and invitations, from various Official organizations, underground organizations operating in palestine. Among them: Firearms license in Palestine 1943, advertisement for 'The Source of Coffee' - ''To the Housewife '- 'on three things The Good Coffee Standing', leaflets against the 'Law of the Land', HaHomah Bulletin dealing with prisoners of Birya, leaflets on workers' strikes in Jaffa , "Mishmar Ha'uma" leaflets, "Opinion" leaflets from various underground organizations operating in the country in the early 1940s, "National Youth" leaflets, "the hill" Bulletin from the month of Tevet [1937], entrance ticket for workers conference with the participation of Moshe Sheratok (Sharett) and Hannah Rubina - April 1945, an interesting advertisement 'To the housewife!' - Applying to Hungarian immigrants to make sure to do "Terumot UMahassrot" after they have not committed to it abroad, Prospect publications calling to subscribe to the newspaper "Davar" and more.

The collection is in a binder, on some pages stains. General condition good.

Opening price: $120
Sold: $120

16. Three newspaper reviewing General Allenby's visit to Jerusalem 1917

Three France newspaper reviewing General Allenby's entry into the gates of Jerusalem - The day of the British occupation of Jerusalem. December 1917.

* "Le Pelerin", December 9, 1917 [British Occupation Day] surveying General Allenby's entry into Jerusalem, and the fall of Jerusalem without a fight by the British after the Ottomans secretly evicted it. At the newspaper cover, Allenby's image in an army uniform [colored lithographic print]. In the interior pages, photographs of the city of Jerusalem as found by the British as they entered [mainly of the Old City], extensive articles on British progress towards Jerusalem after success in the Battle of Beer Sheva, and extensive coverage of the city of Jerusalem and its historic sites. Title page is detached. stains on the front page .

* "Le Pelerin" December 30, 1917 - An extensive overview of Allenby's entry into Jerusalem, and the conquest of Jerusalem by the British, accompanied by important photographs of Allenby himself and the British soldiers. On the center is a large painting [on two pages] in color showing the heads of different religions coming out to welcome Allenby.

* "Le pays de France" December 5, 1918, summarizes the British conquests of Israel, on the title page a large picture of General Allenby, In the interior pages many photographs.

Attached a leaf from the newspaper "Le pays de France", which Allenby appears at his entry at the Jaffa Gate.

General condition Good .

Opening price: $120

17. HaMekashkesh - Handwritten Cartoon Newspaper - 1931.

HaMekashkesh ["The scribble"] Newspaper - a one-time performance. An entire handwritten cartoon Newspaper Deals in Balfour Declaration and its results. System address: "The scribble" Publishing House, Modi'in, Eretz Israel. Chanukah [1931]. published by members of 'Torah VeAvodah'.

The paper came out on Chanukah and is full of jokes, poems, humor and "Chronicles" combining Chanukah motifs, events in the development of the Jewish community in the Land of Israel, and strengthening Israel's view of the Jewish people on both sides of the Jordan. Members: Gyroscopes, pancake ... "The Mandatory Government recognizes the rights of the Jews over Eretz Yisrael, and requires the Jews to continue their work to create an international state ... Jerusalem, the sanctuary with the Omer Mosque sold to the Jews, as a large synagogue, for the Torah and Labor movement .... Stalin in his speech in Amman stated ... that the Jordan passed is an integral part of the Land of Israel ... " and more.

Complete handwritten newspaper - the title page with red ink. No other copies are known. Very rare.

20 leaves. 29 cm. Folding marks. Stains. Good condition.

Opening price: $120
Sold: $130

18. LA VIE ILLUSTREE - A special issue dedicated to Jews. January 1902

LA VIE ILLUSTREE - Special issue of the weekly, deals with the key figures of the World Zionist Congress, Jewish slaughter, religious objects and synagogues, the works of Jewish artist Alf. Levy, Eastern European Jewry, Herzl, The Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel and many more. On the title page a large photograph of Moroccan Jews at the time of the prayer in Tefillin and Talit [In the years to come, also appeared on various postcards]. January 10, 1902.

Complete sheet. 35 cm. Very good condition.

Opening price: $80

19. Portrait of Haim Weizman - Plastic engraving work. Maryland 1948

Portrait of Haim Weizman - thick Plastic engraving work by .national plastic products co. Maryland 1948.

Size: 31 x24 cm. Very good condition.

Opening price: $100
Sold: $100

20. Arabic - Hebrew - English Dictionary. Government of Palestine 1931

Arabic - Hebrew - English Dictionary published by GOVERNMENT OF PALESTINE, Jerusalem, 1931.

An interesting dictionary for Personal and Geographical Names for use in Palestine. The dictionary actually contains most of the names of the Arab Colonies in palestine with their translation into Hebrew and English, as well as first names used in Palestine during those years translated into three languages.

[4], 85 pages, 22 cm. Stains in binding, reinforced with paper pastes on spine and back cover. Body of dictionary in good condition.

Opening price: $100
Sold: $100

21. Constituent Assembly - Two important paper details

* Circular with important messages to constituent assembly delegates. 7.2.1949 .

* Statement of delegates of the Constituent Assembly. A typewritten note with the final inaugural text of the Constituent Assembly [February 1949] - the final wording.

* Official Gazette"l - Election Ordinance for Constituent Assembly - February 7, 1949. Official Announcement of Election Results for Constituent Assembly. A detailed list of the number of seats that won the various lists. [4] Page. Folding marks. Good condition.

The Constituent Assembly was the first elected body in the State of Israel, whose function was to establish the constitution of the State of Israel. The assembly was set for election to the Constituent Assembly on January 25, 1949. The Declaration of Independence stipulated that the Constituent Assembly would establish a constitution for the state by October 1, 1948, under which the "elected and regular authorities of the state" would be established. In fact, the Assembly first convened in February 14, 1949, and within only two days decided to change its designation from a constituent assembly to a legislature called "The Knesset."

Different sizes, good condition.

Opening price: $120
Sold: $120

22. LE JUIF ERRANT - Antisemitic children's book. Paris 1883, first edition - watercolor lithographs

Contes et Histoires LES CINQ SOUS D'ISAAC LAQUEDEM LE JUIF ERRANT - Antisemitic children's book about 'The Wandering Jew' by CH. GILLOT accompanied by lithographs with watercolor, Paris 1883, first edition.

[10], 142 p. 28 cm. Some detached pages, except good condition.

Opening price: $120
Sold: $420

23. Three antisemitic sheets of French Le Pelerin, Late 19th and early 20th century

Three antisemitic sheets of French Le Pelerin, With big anti-Semitic cartoons in each one of them. Combining European anti-Semitism with medieval Christian anti-Semitism - the line that guided the weekly in its early years.

Date sheets:

* October 3, 1897

* November 20, 1910,

* May 21, 1911.

Le Pèlerin - a weekly French newspaper that began on July 12, 1873. It is considered the first French magazine in color. It was founded by the Bayard Presse journalist group, which was the initial nucleus. For the first few decades, the newspaper ran an anti-Semitic line and from time to time cartoons accused Jews of the ills of French society, followed by religious accusations of Jesus And Christianity. Throughout the 20th century, the weekly trend was more moderate.

complete sheets. general condition good.

Opening price: $100
Sold: $130

24. Alfred Dreyfus - hand-painted postcard

A hand-painted postcard depicting Alfred Dreyfus in military uniform after his credit, locks the army shoes again. By the illustrator and French cartoonist Delamarre - Signed A.F. DELAMARRE.

9x14 cm. Watercolor, was not sent by mail, very good condition.

Opening price: $80
Sold: $90