Sahib ve Bas Muharriri ILYAZER MENDA LA VERA LUZ - 'The True Light' - "A Weekly Turkish-Jewish Political Newspaper" - Volume of Issues - 199 Consecutive Bound Issues Published Over Four Years, Starting September 30, 1964 Until July 25, 1968. A Jewish newspaper published in Turkey under the editorship of Elazar Menda. On the title page of each issue was written in Hebrew the verse: "כי עמך מקור חיים באורך נראה אור" and the newspaper topic: "Haftalık Siyasi Türkçe Musevice Gazete" - "A Weekly Turkish-Jewish Political Newspaper". Spanish, Turkish, and some Hebrew. The newspaper was published biweekly on Friday (each issue includes times for Shabbat entry and prayer times). Extremely rare.
The newspaper, which began in November 1950, regularly dealt with the domestic affairs of the Jewish community in Turkey, Jewish holidays, relations between the various Jewish communities, and relations between Jews and other peoples in Turkey and beyond, Hebrew poetry and literature, political developments in Israel, and more. Editorials were written by the owner Elazar Menda, and among the writers were Moshe Levi, Belman, and Isaac Misistrano. Also writing in it were many lawyers, doctors and well-known authors. The newspaper is accompanied by many advertisements of Jewish businesses in Turkey, kosher restaurants, advertisements of Israeli companies, and more. In every issue published before a Jewish holiday, "מועדים לשמחה" was written in large Hebrew letters, and before the High Holidays the title "תזכו לשנים רבות" appeared in Hebrew. In some issues, Turkish stamps were glued on the title page.
Volume: 49 cm. 199 bound issues. Overall very good condition.