Ha'ischa, Bulletin of the Jewish Women's Council in the Netherlands, 1932-1933 complete bound volume - Twenty-four consecutive issues from January 1932 to December 1933. Dutch. Rare women's magazine edited by women for female readership - Jewish women. Dutch.
Women's magazine with participation of Henrietta Szold, Else Lasker-Schüler, Greta Loft, Anna Polak and others. Issues from 1932-33 include articles on: Figure of the old Jewish grandmother from the ghetto, role of Jewish women in art, reports from Netherlands Women's Association on advancement of Jewish girls in industry and cultural life of the Jewish girl, reports on women's community activities in Dutch provinces, events of Israel girls gatherings, reports from Jewish Women's Association for Practical Work in Palestine, the National Jewish Women's Activity in the Netherlands, The activities of the WIZO women's organization in the Netherlands, women's role in emigration and Aliyah to Palestine, activities of the Federation of Working Women in the Netherlands, reports on women's dance evenings in the Netherlands, reflections on establishing a future religious Jewish state, extensive article on the first International Eastern Fair held in 1932, Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine, revival of Hebrew art in Palestine, youth's embrace of Judaism, Jews in Dutch literature, Jewish humor, articles about Jewish holidays, in the 1933 issues with Hitler's rise feature articles about the fate of German Jewry and the possibility of German Jewish immigration to Palestine ("1933 will likely be the peak year of immigration to Palestine" written early in the year), and more.
"The appearance of a women's newspaper, edited solely by women for female readership, within the Dutch Jewish press between the world wars is an exceptional phenomenon [...] 'The Woman' is a magazine for the educated or semi-educated middle class Jewish woman. She is a housewife or professional, married or single, who in addition to her daily occupations is interested in volunteering and should be involved in community affairs ... she has cultural interests [...], but above all she should be aware of the pressing issues facing the Jewish world: assimilation, antisemitism, Zionism and Palestine" (Hava Diner, "The Woman - A Unique Women's Newspaper"; From the "KESHER" magazine, Issue No. 12, November 1992).
Provenance: Willy Lindwer collection with his Ex Libris on the frontispiece.
24 consecutive issues bound in one volume. Very good condition. Issues contain advertisements of Jewish businesses in the Netherlands.