"Conference of the Zionists, Basel 1897". [Printed early 20th century].
The famous photograph with portraits of the 162 participants of the first Zionist Congress, in a unique format: on the reverse, alongside the New Year Greetings in Hebrew, English and Russian, appear tens of photographs of rabbis, poets and leading Jewish figures, photographs of Eretz Israel and of Jewish life. Some of the photographs can be folded and hide other photographs. The sheet was designed to be folded into a notebook-like pamphlet. Due to much use and to some wear it is impossible to fold it. Size of the unfolded photograph: 52x50 cm. Folded: 27x13 cm. Fair condition. Tears and stains.
Stenographic (complete) protocol of the Second Zionist congress in Basel. Warsaw, .
Accurate protocols of meetings during the second Zionist congress in Basel, 1898. 234 pp, 20 cm. Good condition. Staining. Minor moth-damages. Minor damages to cover.
Three lapel pins, from the twelfth Zionist Congress [Karlsbad 1921], the fourteenth congress [Vienna 1925] and the nineteenth congress [Luzern 1935]. Size varies, good condition.
Kook, Rabbi Avraham Itzchak HaCohen. To the 13th Zionist Congress in Karlsbad, Shalom! A printed letter from Rabbi Kook, Chief Rabbi of Eretz Israel. Jerusalem, .
"You are brothersג€¦ you must urgently find a solution for the two evils destroying our life in the country. The desecration of Shabbat in public and the desecration of Kashrut in public." Rabbi Kook calls upon the members of the Zionist Congress to issue a public appeal against blasphemy in Eretz Israel.  leaf, 31.5 cm. Fair condition. Folding-marks, tears, many stains. See photograph.
Advertisement poster of "Tel Aviv" ship on behalf of the Hebrew Seamanship Committee. Haifa, July 1935.
"To all representatives of the 19th Zionist congress! To all guests of the 19th Zionist congress, to all Jewish residents of Israel traveling abroad! The Hebrew Seamanship Committeeג€¦ turns to all Jews of Israel requesting that they give preference on their voyage abroad to the Hebrew ship ג€˜Tel Avivג€™ over other ships belonging to foreign companies". The ship "Tel Aviv" was a ship which transported passengers and merchandise, which operated in Israel between 1935-1936. "Tel Aviv" was the first steam ship which was listed in the ship registry in Haifa and which raised the flag of the British Mandate merchant fleet. 94x63 cm. Fair condition. Tears on margins and on folding marks.
Testament of Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever. Berlin, 1898.
Version of a letter written by Mohilever to all Chovevei Zion, a day prior to his passing. The letter, which was never sent, concerns the institutions involved in the settlement of Eretz Israel. Hebrew and German, column facing column. Written at the end of the letter: "This is the last letter written by command of Rebbe Shmuel Mohilever and can be considered as his testament."  pp, 28.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Tears and folding-marks.
1. Sapir, Yaג€™akov HaLevy. Gay Hizayon. Jerusalem, . Poem about Moses Montefiore in thirty seven verses. S. HaLevy 53. Detached leaves.
2. Benveniste, Ezra. Chayei Moshe VeYehudit. Jerusalem, . S. HaLevy 549.
3. Weston, James. Sir Moses Montefiore: The Story of his Life. London, [1885?].
4. HaLevy, Dr Eliezer [ed]. The Memoirs of Sir Moses Montefiore and his wife Yehudit. Warsaw: Tushiya, 1898. Part I only (80 pp).
5. Goodman, Paul. Moses Montefiore. Philadelphia, 1925. A handwritten dedication by the author on the first endpaper.
6. Kamm, Josephine. The Story of Sir Moses Montefiore. London, 1960.
Various sizes and conditions.
The life and career of Sir Moses Montefiore. Sermon, preached on the occasion of the one-hundredth birthdayג€¦ byג€¦ Professor A. A. Wolf. Copenhagen, 1883. English and some Hebrew.
Sermon delivered in the synagogue on Shabbat Noach, 1883, by the Chief Rabbi of Copenhagen, Rabbi Abraham Alexander Wolf, on the occasion of the one-hundredth birthday of Sir Moses Montefiore. Translated from Danish into English by A. Simon. 11 pp, 26 cm. Fair condition. Dry and acid paper. Detached leaves. Tears at borders.
Circular issued by the Democratic Zionist Fraction "Yerushalayim". Kiev, [early 20th century].
Early circular issued by the founding committee of the faction, amongst them: Avraham Ya'akov Slutzky, Eliezer Eliyahu Friedman, Menachem Zlatopolsky, and others.
Leaf 35 cm. Fair condition. Creases, tears and stains. Ownership ink-stamps.
Jֳ¼dische Presszentrale Zֳ¼rich / Jewish Press News Association / Bureau Central de la Presse Juive. Paper of the "Jewish Press Center". Editor and publisher: Oscar Grֳ¼n, Zurich, Switzerland, 1918-1920. German.
First, second and third year, issues 1-124 (missing: issues 22, 29-30, 42-52, 112-114, 119), of the weekly journal published by the "Jewish Press Center", including updates about Jewish communities worldwide. Size varies, fair-good condition. Creases and tears at edges, stains.
Stamp made from gold (signed) and mother of pearl, in the shape of a Magen David, with the name of Dr Theodor Herzl and six stars at the six points. Made by personal order of Theodor Herzl for commemoration of the First Zionist Congress in Basel, 1897.
The stamp's handle is studded with ten lengthwise units of mother of pearl and its upper part is decorated with patterns of plants and stars. Its upper part is curved and etched with the inscription "Zionisten Congress, Basel, 29-31 August 1897" - in commemoration of the First Zionist Congress in Basel.
After the stamp was prepared, Herzl gave it as a gift and token of appreciation to Frederick I, the Grand Duke of Baden (Groֳherzog Friedrich I. von Baden 1826-1907), who was the sixth Grand Duke of Baden, uncle of German Caesar Wilhelm II, and Herzl's acquaintance and supporter of the concept of Zionism. Because of the family relationship of Duke Frederick I and Kaiser Wilhelm II, he succeeded in assisting Herzl to have a short meeting with the Kaiser when traveling to Eretz Israel on October 28, 1898.
Enclosed is a copy of a letter by Prince Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, (1902-1990), son of Alfons Maria Franz Clemens Maximilian von Bayern of Bavaria, (1862-1933), from 1985, that testifies that his father purchased the stamp (and a kippa - "yarmulke") from the estate of Frederick I Grand Duke of Baden and he knows that the two items were made by Herzl's order and given by Herzl to Duke Frederick I. Since the estate of Prince Joseph Clemens of Bavaria was sold, the stamp has been in the possession of private collectors. Height: 7.5 cm. Weight: 57 gram. Good condition. Two mother of pearl units covering the stamp's handle are cracked.
Postcard with Theodor Herzl's portrait on the balcony of the hotel in Basel, according to a photograph by Ephraim Moshe Lilien. Leo Winz, Phֳ¶nix, Berlin.
Herzl's signature in pencil appears on the lower part. On the upper part appear several inscriptions in pencil, probably in Herzl's handwriting (German). On the reverse is a "Zion" stamp, ink-stamped "Makkabֳ₪erfeier" , Vienna, December 12, 1903, to mark the holiday of Chanukah. 14x8.5 cm. Good condition. Minor damages: glue remnants, stains and creases.
Circular with Theodor Herzl's signature. Vienna, January 1902. German. Sent on behalf of the Va'ad HaPoel of the Histadrut Labor Federation. Content: Call of action to realize the decisions of the Zionist Congress and request to send written lists of Jewish organizations for delivery of weekly Die-Welt (Zionist movement journal), to spread the concept of Zionism and to unite worldwide Zionist organizations and activists. Leaf 28 cm. Good condition. Tears to file holes.
Herzl, Dr Theodor. The Congress in Basel, by Dr. Theodor Herzl, translated into Hebrew by Michal Berkovitz. Warsaw: "Achiasaf", 1897.
"During the first three days of the month of Elul, a convention was held in Basel, and both supporters and opponents - learned to appreciate its value - the Zionist Congress. The name 'Zionism' was almost unknown beforehand to the crowdג€¦" 16 pp, 17.5 cm. Fair condition. Staining, detached leaves, tears at borders of leaves and a restored tear to title-page. Bound in a new binding.
Herzl, Dr Theodor. Der Baseler Congress, Dr. Theodor Herzl. Vienna: Welt, 1897. German. An essay in German, by Dr. Theodor Herzl. Ex-libris label of David Wolfsohn.
22 pp, 20.5 cm. Good condition. Staining, moth-holes.
Das Neue Ghetto, Schauspiel in 4 Acten von Theodor Herzl. Vienna, 1903. German. Second edition.
Play in four acts. Venue of events: Vienna, 1893. Written under the impact of the Dreyfus Affair which Herzl covered as a journalist. The center of the plot is a converted Jewish lawyer who tries to leave the social ghetto which was forced on the Jews in the West, but failed. His death at the end of the play was meant to serve as a warning that the situation of Western Jews is no longer bearable. , 100 pp, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Stains, mainly to title page. Simple cardboard binding, reinforced with adhesive tape.
Herzl, Theodor. Unser Kֳ₪thchen [Our Kathy] - play in four acts. Vienna, 1899. German.
A humorous play that ridicules marriage, men who are afraid of their wives, and women who abuse their husbands. , 142 pp. 19 cm. Good condition, stains.
"If you will it - it is no dream". Postcard with Herzl's portrait, designed by Jacob Stark, a Bezalel artist. 14x9 cm. Good condition. Stains on the reverse.
Portrait of Theodor Herzl chiseled by hand in light brown stone. Blurred signature of the artist in lower right-hand corner. 15.8x23x0.5 cm. Good condition.
1. Machine-made embroidery of Theodor Herzl's portrait. Manufactured by Mifa'ley Ta'assiya BeEretz Israel, Shamai Arnon, Tel Aviv, [1920s?]. In original cardboard frame. On the back are the manufacturer's ink stamps and a label "Association of Industrialists, Eretz Israel". 27x14 cm, cardboard frame 37.5x22 cm. Good condition. Stains, moisture-marks.
2. Portrait photograph of Theodor Herzl, by Avraham Soskin (reproduction) [1950s?]. 30x24 cm. Good condition. Ink-stamps on the reverse.
Site of "Kingsג€™ Graves" - burial plot from period of Second Temple, on Tzalach A-Din St. in Eastern Jerusalem, north of Nablus Gate and the Old City. The burial plot was purchased in 1878 by the French-Jewish Pereire family following archeological excavations in the site by various authorities. After the demise of the patriarch of the family in 1885, the burial plot was handed over to the French government, in whose possession it is until today.
This is a hand-illustrated map prepared in accordance with the request of the Pereire family in 1879, after the burial plot was transferred to the family as well as a draft for a placard, which apparently was intended to be hung outside the plot, which states that the burial plot now belongs to the French government instead of to the Pereire family.
1. Map: Jerusalem, Plan du Tombeau des Rois de Juda, Propriete la Famille Pereire.
61.5x49.5 cm. Good condition. Illustrated upon thick paper. Folding marks. Stains on margins. Restored damages on vertical folding crease.
2. Tombeau des Rois de Juda - Draft for Placard, handwritten. 31x23 cm, glued upon leaf. 46.5x34 cm. Good condition. Stains, glue marks as well as tears and corrections, antique restoration.
Certificate from Gedalia and Chaim from the city of Moineֵti (Romania). Addressed to the rabbis of Constantinople, as recommendation for financial support for R' Chaim son of R' Yosef Zvi, on his way to settle in Eretz Israel. Moineֵti, Tamuz 1882.
"To the Rav Hagaon Crown of Israel and its Gloryג€¦ in the city of Constantinopleג€¦"; "Since all beginnings are difficult and how much more so such an undertaking where the traveling expenses are so great, and the great cost of moving to settle in the land whose people and their customs and all their dealings are all strange to him, and he is forced to take assistance from people who will support him with money and counsel, therefore I have given him this document to approach Your Glorious Honorג€¦". Rich flowery language, fancy scribal writing. In 1882, a group of people in the city of Moineֵti prepared to immigrate to Eretz Israel, to settle in Gei Oni, chosen by David Shub. Even HaPina whose name was later changed to Rosh Pina, was inaugurated on December 12, 1882. Leaf 33 cm, fair condition. Tears to margins and folding lines with minor text damage. Original leaf is pasted on a simple leaf of paper.
Frumkin, Aryeh Leib. Sefer Even Shmuel, including the history of the Jerusalem sages. Vilnius, 1874. Second edition.
"Their families, teachers, disciples and the books they wrote, and the history of the Holy City of Jerusalem, the writings on their tomb-stones in the Mount of Olives cemeteryג€¦the information was collected from various books and manuscripts in libraries". XX, 144 pp (copies of 156 pages are know about], 20.5 cm. Fair-good condition. Ink stamps and ownership signatures. Stains and tears at borders of leaves. From the collection of Dr. Israel Mehlman.
Ot Emet, nine authorizations/accounts received by the inhabitants of Amsterdam fromג€¦four holy cities Jerusalem, Safed, Hebron and Tiberias. [Amsterdam] 1854-1861.
Three booklets out of 21 printed: first booklet  with nine authorizations from communities in the holy cities; second booklet  with a financial report 1851 through 1853; third booklet,  with a financial report for the year 1858-1859, financial report regarding construction of houses for the poor and shelters for visitors and a financial report for the year 1859. [This part is not found in the collection of the Jerusalem National Library]. , 9 pp; , 38 pp; 36 pp, 23 cm. Fair condition. Covers of parts one and two are missing. Tears, detached leaves, stains.