A congratulatory letter written by the people of Kfar Ruppin to the settlements of the Jezreel Valley, marking 20 years since the beginning of settlement in the Valley.
The letter was written during World War II and the Holocaust - "when the most terrible massacre in human history was taking place", and it refers to the terrible events happening in Europe and the hope of settlement in Eretz Israel: ink on parchment, Eretz Israel 1941.
"In the midst of these days of terror, days drenched in rivers of blood and tears, wrapped in tongues of fire and pillars of smoke, and strewn with destruction, killing and ruin for humanity at large and the Jewish diaspora in particular,
when the most dreadful massacre in human history took place, the great light of the Jezreel Valley settlement enterprise arises... it encompasses the memories of the past and carries the hopes of Israel for the future".
Later on, the unique character of the Jezreel Valley settlements is described, "which champion self-labor, mutual aid, communal life, justice and equality". At the end of the letter are blessings for continued development together with the defeat of "the enemy of free humanity and greatest foe of Israel".
Fine scribe's writing. Ink on parchment. 35x25 cm. Very good condition.