Auction 56
Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 59

Collection of Items – Orthodox Charity Societies in Jerusalem

Sold For
492$
Opening
400$
Lot Number 59

Collection of Items – Orthodox Charity Societies in Jerusalem

Six paper items from the archive of Dr. Michael Shammas (al-Shammas), son of Ibrahim Shammas. Jerusalem, 1920s-30s. Arabic.
1-3. A letter handwritten by Dr. Shammas addressed to the Society for the Relief of Destitute Sick, in which Dr. Shammas offers his services as a physician, voluntarily; Two handwritten letters (on stationery of the Society for the relief of destitute sick) stating that the society accepts his offer and praises him for his kindness.
4. Printed broadside sent by the Orthodox Charity Society during the first year of its operation; the society calls the members to donate to the needy towards Christmas.
5. Booklet recording the budget of the Orthodox Charity Society in Jerusalem and the operation of the society in the years 1933-1934; names of members and their roles, and two photographs. "HaAchdut HaAravit" printing press, Jerusalem [1934?].
6. Handwritten leaf, (part of a letter), in which the writer criticizes the government and the law it legislated which harms the church and implies a serious intervention in its matters.
Size and condition vary. Overall good condition. Tears, folding marks and slight stains to some items.

Sold For
492$
Opening
400$

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