Zionisten-Congress in Basel… Officielles Protocoll. Vienna, 1898.
Protocol of the First Zionist Congress, held in Basel in 1897.
200 pages, 21.5 cm. Good condition. Rebound in hard cover.
The Great Assembly or the Zionist Congress in Basel, Edited by Nachum Slouschz (one of the Congress members). Published by “Tushiya”, Warsaw, 1898.
“Details of proceedings of the Second Congress in Basel, meetings, negotiations, speeches and decisions.” A kind of diary of Slouschz’s, detailing the substance of the Congress, the various lectures, and more.
112 pages, 17 cm. The body of the book is in good condition with ink stamps. The cover is in fair condition, roughly repaired along the spine and inside cover.
1. Marking Ten Years to Herzl's Passing, document of Federaziane Sionistica Italiana, 1914.
2. Marking Ten Years to the Passing of Herzl, document of Gruppo Sionistico Milanese, 1914.
3. Letter reminding of Herzl's tenth yohrzeit, Sionnista Piemontese Group, Trion, 1914.
4. Document of Giovan Israele association – Milan, not dated.
Varying sizes. Nos. 1-3 in fair through good condition. No. 4 is in poor condition.
Handwritten document copied by stencil calling for the establishment of a general union for the Jews of Eretz Israel. The document is signed by “Members of the Palestine Council office,” Dr. Chaim Hissin, Dr. Arthur Ruppin, Dr. Ya’akov Ta[h]on, and two others.
The document calls for all Jews in the country to send representatives to the general meeting and to choose “an ongoing Eretz Israel council.” It apparently relates to a 1913 initiative by Ruppin and Tahon to establish a general Hebrew Union to stand against the Arabs in Eretz Israel and the Ottoman government.
Single leaf, 29 cm. Fair condition. Fold marks, some of which were torn and been repaired professionally with adhesive tape. Foxing. Filing holes.
See attached material.
Single page, stenciled or carbon-copied. Jerusalem, 1908.
Copy of letter addressed to "Our honorable brothers…in Jaffa and the Moshavot" with announcement to the Turkish Regime about the founding of a temporary committee of 14 members in Jerusalem. Amongst the members are David Yellin, Meyuchas, Mani and others. The committee will perform a census in each and every neighborhood, and take care of the rights of Ottoman Jews.
32.5 x 22 cm, fair condition. Many creases, folding signs, tears to edges. Some stains.
Pioneer certificate of David Yosef Muntzer, Center for Pioneers from Eastern Galicia in Lvov, 1924.
Confirms that the abovementioned is listed as an active pioneer who worked for a period of two years under the supervision of the Center and has learned the trade of construction, knows Hebrew; in preparation for his trip to Eretz Israel. With a photograph of the pioneer.
34 cm. Fair condition. Fold marks, stains, unprofessionally repaired tears.
Rabbi Moshe HaMeiri Ostrovsky, born in Karlin, made aliya to Eretz Israel in 1897 and learned in the Torat Chaim Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem. Served in the Rabbinate of Moshav Ekron (Mazkeret Batya). One of the planners of the religious education in Eretz Israel, and one of the founders of the Mizrachi Movement. Served as a Mizrachi representative in the 12th, 15th and 20th Zionist Congresses, and was a member of the National Council. He was also among the founders of the Chief Rabbinate, and was a founder and later the Rabbi of the Kiryat Moshe Neighborhood in Jerusalem. Died in Jerusalem in 1957.
The archive contains 20 official files, tens of printed booklets, and thousands of documents: correspondence relating to the Mizrachi Movement, The Zionist Management and Management of the Jewish Agency, Memos to the UN, and more. Mostly from the 30s and 40s. Most of the documents are printed, some are handwritten.
Varying sizes and conditions.
Photographic album of the great Rabbis of the time who advocated settling the Holy Land. Published by Mizrachi, New York, [1920?]. Elaborate album with photographs of ten Rabbis printed on thick cardboard, including their histories.
Among the rabbis: R. Zvi Hirsch Kalischer, R. Shmuel Mohilever, R. Azriel Hildesheimer, and R. Yitzhak Yaakov Reines.
 leaves,  portrait plates. 13x17 cm. The body of the book is in very good condition. The cover is damaged and loose, spine is missing. Margins are gilded.
50 years of history, Narcisse Leven (President of the Kol Yisrael Chaverim, Alliance Israélite Universelle). Translated from French by Avraham Elmaliach. Jerusalem  and . Two volumes.
History of the “Kol Yisrael Chaverim” organization.
XVI, 354 pages; XVI, 287 pages. Fair condition. Detached leaves, Loose covers.
Book of Herzl’s Dream and It's Interpretation, Shlomo Teplitzky from Voznesensk. Warsaw, 1899.
“Will shed light on the dream full of nonsense of the dreamers Theodor Herzl and Max Nordau and those who follow them; and will prove that these dreams bring harm”. At the end of the booklet, “Article on Herzl’s dream and its shattering” by Doverosh Ben Alexander Toresh.
22, II pages, 21.5 cm. Fair condition. A few moth holes. Many stains.
1. Illustration of Herzl with inscription “If you will it, it is no dream.” Unsigned 64x69.5 cm. Good condition. Creases and tears on the margins.
2. Herzl and the Tower of David. Signed Yitzhak Prolov, 1929. Ink on Bristol. 50x70 cm. Good condition.
3. Herzl planting seeds that form the sentence “If you will it, it is no dream.” Signed Ahuva Payis, Girls School. Ink on Bristol. 50x65 cm. Fair condition. Tears with pieces missing from the Bristol.
Solon in Lydien, Play with three acts, by Theodore Herzl. Wiener Verlag, Vienna-Leipzig, 1904. First edition.
The story Solon in Lydien was published by Herzl in 1900 as a short story. The plot takes place in the 6th century BC, and it is named for the legendary meeting between Solon of Athens and Krausus, King of Lydia. The story describes the influence of technological change on Viennese society. Herzl adapted the story to a play. It was preformed in Israel by HaOhel in 1949, when Herzl's bones were brought to be buried in Israel.
80 pages, 20 cm. Good condition. Stains. Torn edges. Unoriginal hard binding.
Approx. 50 documents regarding publishing of Herzl's writings by Mitzpe publishing, 1920s-1940s. "Selected Writings of Herzl" were published by Mitzpe Publishing during the 1930s.
The file includes a letter from Herzel's son, paper orders, matters concerning publishing license, Claim of Mrs. Neuman-Herzl (his daughter) against Mitzpe Publishing, contracts and copies of contracts, letters and correspondence.
Varying size and condition.
Plaster sculpture of Herzl, painted gold and black.
Height: 18 cm, width: 17 cm. Good condition. Slight damages, painted in the original colors.
Bronze sculpture of Herzl, mounted on an oval marble base.
Maximum height: 18 cm, maximum width: 16 cm. Very good condition.
Painted sculpture of Herzl. On the back there is a dedication from 1948.
Height: 19 cm, width: 11 cm. Fair condition. Damages, coarsely restored, to the beard, nose, cheek, hair and shoulder.
Printed sign – "For every telephone call – half an Egyptian Grush to the JNF box!"
13x22.5 cm. Fair condition. Four filing holes (one torn) and original hole for hanging. Creased and stained.
Blue Box the Bold, told and drawn by Mordechai Wahrhaft, translated by Lawrence Weston. By Mordechai Amiti (Warhaft). Published by Reuven Mass, Jeruaslem, 1930s? Lithographic print “Graphica” in blue and orange.
Story in rhyme translated from Hebrew to English, with regard to the journeys of “Kapson Ben-Chayil” (Blue Box character) in Palestine.
22 pages, 19.5 cm. Very good condition.
Megillat Esther, published by the Education Department of the Chile Zionist Federation. Santiago, Chile, Purim, 1943. "Dedicated to the Keren Kayemet LeYisrael." The Megillah is printed on thick paper, rolled on two scrolls, together with a note inscribed "KKL" in Hebrew and an illustration. In its original cardboard box.
The megillah is 16 cm long, the box is 28 cm. Very good condition. The box is slightly worn.
Megillat Esther published by J.N.F., Transylvania, 1939/1940.
A facsimile of a Megilla from Italy or Holland, late 17th, early 18th century.
 folded columns, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Some minor moisture damage.
Fourteen receipt for donation of one shekel or a half shekel. England, Israel, Italy and Russia, 1908-1953.
Various sizes, good condition.
1. "Shekel" booklet – India, 1938. Complete booklet, unused.
2. "Shekel" booklet – England, 1928. One note only, all stubs exist with names of donors.
3. "Shekel booklet – Eretz Israel, 1937. Complete booklet, unused.
4-6. Two letters and an envelope from the Management of the Zionist Organization, "Karoz HaShekel" and a letter concerning the "Karoz HaShekel".
Various sizes, fair to good condition.
1. Ein neuer zeuge grosser vergangenheit. Form in German about the Zionist Shekel. Printed in Jerusalem by Zionist Histadrut Publishing, 1937/8 [with illustration by Otte Wallish]. Single leaf printed on both sides,  columns with photocopies and illustrations. Very good condition.
2. "As in days of old, the shekel is a symbol of Israel's freedom". Hebrew advertisement similar to no. 1, published by Zionist Histadrut, 1939. Good-fair condition. Filing holes, light tears and stains.
Complete receipt and receipt stub for a half Shekel donation. Monzon Print, Jerusalem.
On the front is a picture of a Shekel, the 10 commandments and additional illustrations. On the reverse side it reads, “The Knesset Israel Association – half a Shekel (half ruble).
12.5x13 cm; 13x22 cm. Fair to good condition.
1. Voucher for donation of Zionist Shekel, 1916. Whoever pays a shekel a year "is entitled to take part in elections for the members of the next Zionist Congress". Hebrew, German, Yiddish and English. Poor condition.
2. "The Shekel", with inscription: "Herzl" and "Jewish State", 1935. Fair condition.
3. Prowizoryczny szekel – Receipt for donation of Shekel, Cracow. Polish. Fair condition.
Two receipts of the Jubilee Shekel of the World Zionist Organization. Geula Camp, Aden (Yemen), 1948. The Geula Camp served as a transition camp for Yemenite Jews en-route to Israel in the Magic Carpet Aliya. 10x11 cm. Fair condition. Tears, creases and foxing.
1. "Power of attorney from the people of "Chevrat Yessod Ha'Ma'ala" to Rabbi Baruch Meir Rosenblum "to compromise and do all that is necessary for the good of the society including cashing debts due from all the members as well as compromise with whoever it will be necessary… he also is empowered to do all for the good of the society…" Mezrich, 1883. With signatures of the society members and Rosh Av Beit Din.
Baruch Meir Rosenblum was one of the founders of the society and of Yessod HaMa'ala although not amongst its builders or residents.
 handwritten leaves, 21 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Tears to folding lines, almost detached.
2. Tables with list of expenses spent by the society. The founders of Yessod HaMa'ala are mentioned: R' Baruch Meir, R' Ephraim Fishel Salomon, R' Leib Rubin and others. Including expenses on traveling to Eretz Israel and bringing objects there.  pages, 20 cm. Good condition.
The society "Hevrat Yessod HaMa'ala was founded in 1883 in Mezrich. R' Leib Rubin and R' Fishel Solomon, who later became the leader of the Moshava handled the purchase of land in Eretz Israel. In the spring of 1884, 7 families settled there, 6 of those families from Mezrich.
Important documents which describe the procedure of founding one of the first Moshavot in the Galilee.
Pinchas Rutenberg (1879-1942) was an engineer, pioneer of modern industry in Eretz Israel and founder of the electricity company. He was one of the initiators of the Jewish Legion. When he made aliya in 1919, he did a survey of all of the water sources, and proposed thorough plans for development of water industries, drainage, damming, ground development, and building power plants between the Litani river and the Dead Sea. He was one of the founders of the Hagana, one of its first commanders, and head of the National Council. In 1923, he founded Palestine’s Electricity Company when he received a permit to use the waters of the Jordan and Yarmuch waters, and built a hydro-electric power plant in Naharayim; he also built power plants which provided electricity for Tel-Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa and Tiberias. Later, he built the motor-driven Power Plants “Reading” in Tel Aviv and “Haifa A” in Haifa.
Avraham Rutenberg, Pinchas’s younger brother, worked as a surveyor in Jordan, and was also involved with the Hagana. He helped it by purchasing equipment, and by making the power plant available for production of weapons and warfare. He was the chairman of the power plant after Pinchas’s death.
The archives contains thousands of items in various languages, from the 20s-40s: several passports of the Rutenberg brothers, approx. 100 photographs, mostly connected to building power plants, showing industrial buildings and machinery, building plans, newspaper cuttings, wide correspondence about a variety of subjects: reports, licenses, receipts, requests and personal correspondence. The documents include letters signed by Chaim Weizmann, Herbert Samuel, HaRav Kook, Lord Reading, David Yellin and more. The collection includes many handwritten documents as well as postcards and envelopes.
A book of customs of the Bnei Brith Association, copied by David Yelin. Published by the Jerusalem Chamber. Jerusalem, 1889.
Customs of the Bnai Brith Association, including "Seder Kidushim", appointments of clerks before the General Assembly, prayer for the deceased and more. Punctuated.
 Cover title page, 36 pages, 17 cm. Fair condition. Foxing. Detaches leaves, tears to cover. Set in a thick postage envelope, probably originally mailed in this envelope.
Holy Land album – views and flowers, folder with olivewood cover in pre-Bezalel style. Eretz Israel, end of the 19th century.
Ten plates by Monzon lithographic print, Jerusalem, dried flowers on the reverse side.
One plate with a map of Eretz Israel, 8 plates of Jerusalem neighborhoods and a “Remember the destruction – by the rivers of Babylon” plate with a painting of the Temple location and Mt. Zion. On the pictures it notes: “Published by Zvi Kodesh Jerusalem” and they are similar to the postcards of the same publisher. The cover is engraved with the Dome of the Rock.
9x15 cm. Fair condition. Stained, one pergament paper missing. Some of the flowers are missing. The wooden cover is partially detached.
Souvenir von Jerusalem, album with photo sheet folded in a hard cover. [Jerusalem, 1936].
“Jerusalem the holy city and the holy cities and holy sites and the colonies established by the benefactor, Minister Baron Edmund fon Rothschild, and by the Zionists”. Many pictures of Jerusalem alongside Hebron, Jaffa, Bethlehem, Safed and the Moshavot. Hebrew, Russian, English, German, French.
 picture-plates printed on one folded sheet, with a hardcover 19.5 cm. Good condition. Some of the joints have been professionally repaired. Cracks or small tears in the joints of several sheets.
Letter from the Gabbai of the Talmud Torah and Yeshivat “Sha’arei Torah” in Jaffa to Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever, approximately 1898.
“We saw in "HaMelitz"… the decision of the committee to recline our request and not provide the smallest support to complete the building and this is mis-judgement and stealing from the poor…”
The Gabbaim are requesting that Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever recommend to the committee to support the Talmud Torah. Ginzburg (Ahad Ha’am?) is also mentioned who criticized the undertaking of settling in Eretz Israel and of Hovevei Zion. With the stamp of the Talmud Torah.
 handwritten pages, 27 cm. Good condition. Stains. Fold marks. Small tear in the center.
A volume of the carbon copies of letters sent by Gedalyahu Wilbushevitz between 1911-1912.
Wilbushevitz (1865-1943) – engineer and architect, one of the founders of Jewish industry and building in Eretz Israel, a member of the ‘Hovevei Zion.’ Born in Belarus, trained as a building engineer at the High Technical School in Berlin. Arrived in Eretz Israel with the First Aliya, founded ‘The company for the development of industries in Eretz Israel,’ established the first iron-casting factory in Eretz Israel, and other factories (see attached material).
Letters are in various languages; few of the documents are in Hebrew. The top of each copy page has handwriting in pen which was added at a later date) which gives a short description: To the hospital and Jewish aged home in Grodno (donations), matters relating to workshops, factories, and more. A small notepad is attached with lists and engineering calculations made by Wilbushevitz.
140 written leaves, 28 cm. Good condition. Foxing. Fine paper, with occasional damage caused by the ink.
1. Two official stationeries and an official envelope - blank.
2. Two ‘members’ leaflets’ from 1942-1943; ‘Niv HaGdud’ No. 1-2, 1948; Booklet commemorating 13 years of MDA.
3. Seven general documents, letters, report on delivering first aid and more.
4. 17 posters: Caution prevents disaster; Warning! Danger!; In war as in peace – Magen David Adom is on alert; new first aid course to commence shortly; ball in honor of 5 years of Magen David Adom’s establishment; festive ceremony for receiving the Magen David Adom Gush Dan ambulance; invitation to ball with the participation of Gertrud Kraus; announcement of introduction of first aid course and more.
30 items. Various sizes, fair to good condition.
1. Entry ticket for the foundation stone-laying ceremony for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem building, .
2. Entry ticket to the opening celebration of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1925, (standing room).
3-4. Two documents dated 15th Av , program of the foundation stone laying ceremony.
Various sizes, bad to fair condition.
Photograph collection (album) of native Jews of Eretz Israel, published in Jerusalem. Pinchas Ben Zvi Grayevski publishing .
Photographs and short biographies of "rabbies, scholars and writers, go-getters, merchants and landlords".
 cover title page,  photographic plates. Fair condition. Foxing. Cover partly detached.
The Lebanon, land of tourism and vacation. Published by the Government of Lebanon’s economic department, Beirut, 1935.
Booklet including a map of Lebanon, many photographs and practical details for visitors to Lebanon: climate, transport, sanatoriums, hotels, and more. Divided according to sites: Beirut, Baalbek, Zahla, and more.
, 4, 68 pages, 16x18 cm. Good condition. First page is torn. Cover is partially detached as is the last page. Spine is torn.
The Jewish Battalion for Palestine – printed on a strip of silk in blue and red, with a picture of the Israeli flag.
Good condition. 10.5x34 cm. Very delicate. A number of tears and unraveling points.
Two postcards, originally joined, with an image of Herzl and a map of Eretz Israel. Published by “Mashiach,” Cairo,  “Dedicated to the Jewish Legion.”
The reverse side has the motto of the Jewish Legion: “For our people, and for our country” with a picture of a lion, Magen David and Menorah, with the inscription “Home of the Jewish Army.” Addressed to David Zonenshein at the Sarafend [Tzrifin] camp by Moshe Feldstein in 1919, both of them soldiers in the Jewish Legion.
“I am healthy and in Rafah [Rafiah]…they are now considering not to trust our delegates committee (Va'ad HaTsirim), and to again commence operating without the old delegates committee… I also think that not everything is ‘happy’ with you… what’s happening in your battalion?”
Fair to good condition. Stains, creases, wear and tear.
The Jewish Legion – LeShanah Tovah – 1920 – for our nation and for our land.
Magen David decoration with the symbol of the Jewish battalion “Kadima” in the center.
Reverse side has an inscription in pencil “Camp of the Eretz Israel battalions by Sarafend [Tzrifin]…”.
8x13 cm. Good condition. Stains. Creased in the corners. Tears on the top margins.
1. Official envelope, The Jewish Legion. Symbol of the battalion with the slogan “Kadima” printed in blue ink on a white envelope. 8x13.5 cm. Good condition. 1 cm. tear in the lower section.
2. Official envelope – The Jewish Legion, with the symbol of the battalion and the slogan “Kadima.” Alongside is a picture of a small Magen David and the inscription “Magen David Adom.” Red ink on greenish paper. 12.5x16 cm. Very good condition. A few stains and a slight defect in the corner.
1. Three blank letterheads, each different in design and with the slogans: “Iddisher Legion,” “In blood and fire Judea fell, in blood and fire Judea will rise,” “The Judaeans,” “The Jewish Legion.” Two are in good condition, one is in bad condition.
2. Letter from Moshe Feldstein to David Shimshi (Zonenshein) on Legion letterhead, .
“Someone by the name of Esterzon told me… that Shimshi (Zonenshein) died two days ago and therefore if this is the case and you have already been buried… I wish you the earth you lie in is pleasant for you… If you are alive write to me and if you are already there… indeed be at rest and don’t come to scare me, because it’s been a few years since I prayed ‘Sh’ma Yisrael'.
 leaves, 21 cm. Fair condition.
Di Tribune, edited by Meir Grossman, from the Revisionist Zionist movement. Copenhagen, 1915-1922. 20 issues bound together (most from 1915-1916). The newspaper’s founders included Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Grossman and Jabotinsky also collaborated in supporting the idea of the Jewish Battalions, an idea also expressed in the issues of the newspaper. Many of the newspaper articles are by Jabotinsky and Grossman.
22.5cm. Very good condition. Issue 8 has a tear of approximately 5.5cm.
1. Jewish troops in the Middle East, advertisement printed with two photographs. London, [circa 1943]. Good condition. Ink stamp.
2. Guide for a trip to Gent and Brugge [Belgium], published by the Ministry of Aid of the headquarters of the H.I.L. [Jewish Fighters Division / Jewish Brigade], May-June 1946.  pages with a map and symbol of the Brigade. Slightly worn.
3. Invitation to the wedding of Geula Nahari of Kfar Yehoshua (600 company ATS) and Dan Eliovitz from Kfar Giladi (650 company YAEL) in Naples, 1946. Very good condition. Inscription in pen.
Join the A.T.S and see the world! Booklet. Eretz Israel, 1940s.
A.T.S. (Auxiliary Territorial Service) was the Assistance Corps for women in the framework of the British Army, initiated by women’s organizations in the Yishuv. In the booklet: “We need woman drivers… clerks… stock keepers… mechanics…”
“Join the women’s service and you have freed a man for battle.” Hebrew and English. Colorful cover covering.
6, 6 pages, 17 cm. Good condition. A few stains and some damage to the spine.
Letters and envelopes sent to and from Jewish soldiers in the British Army, 1940s.
Letters to a soldier in the Royal Air force in Teheran; Letters from a soldier in Bahrain; Letter on stationary of the Committee for the Hebrew Soldier in Cairo and the National Committee for the Jewish Soldier; Letter of a soldier to the School of Economics and Political Sciences in London, requesting to be admitted after the military service; A letter from 1941 reads: "we feel the Egyptian melody playing through us. During the day we enjoy the sunlight warming our bones, and at night we feel how much the mosquitoes love us".
86 letters; 38 envelopes many of which contain original letters; a few additional documents.
Various sizes, good condition.
Tal HaShacharut – newspaper of the third grade of the Hebrew Gymnasia “Herzliya,” . Issues 1-4 bound together.
Handwritten, copied by stencil, with stories, poems, quizzes, crosswords and pictures by school students, many anonymous or under pseudonyms.
Issues 3-4 include three works by the poet Avraham Shlonsky who studied at the Herzliya Gymnasia that year, when he was 14 years old.
30 cm, fair condition. Many tears and stains. Some of the writing is unclear or has been erased.
Program for the Festival of Masks and Costumes in Tel-Aviv, Purim 1924; guide to the celebrations and carnival, Purim 1931; Purim songs to be distributed among the people, Purim 1932; guide to Purim celebrations and Adloyada, Purim 1932; Poster with details of Purim celebrations; a number of leaflets for Purim celebrations; a dozen printed and handwritten documents with arrangements for a Purim parade, the Adloyada, details of various events, etc., some internal documents of the organizing committee from the first Purim celebrations in Tel-Aviv.
20 documents. Various sizes, fair to good condition.
Personal papers of Binyamin Barlevy (1894-1964), was a pioneer in the Israeli children's game industry. Born in Warsaw, came to Israel at the age of 27 and dedicated 50 years of his life to the development of games to promote national values.
1. Identity card, Palestine government. Issued in Tel-Aviv in 1938. English only. With photograph of Barlevy and his signature.
2. Palestinian citizenship certificate, 1925. Binyamin Zvi Barlevy, trader. With photograph and Barlevi’s signature.
3. Two invitation cards to the wedding of Binyamin Barlevy and Miriam Firstenfeld. Tel-Aviv, “Warsaw” Hotel, 1924 in Hebrew and English.
4. Card with printed text, “A. Mordechai Barlevy".
5. Three tickets of the Professional Workers Union, Warsaw. One is printed only in Polish, 1920. The second is in Polish and Yiddish from 1919; the third is undated, in Polish and Yiddish. All carry Barlevi’s name.
Varying sizes. Fair to good condition.
17 announcement printed on paper or cardboard:
The Shalva Kindergarten has moved to Gruzenberg St.; Teacher gives Hebrew classes; Expert teacher gives private classes for making complex and modern patterns; K. Golberg – certified teacher; Forming a group of girls and boys for trips and trips to the beach; and more.
7 announcements printed on paper or cardboard:
Contractors – M. Shmuelevitz and A. Glazer; A. Inson and Sons – Water-Resistant Materials; A. Bar-Natan Engineer– Blueprints and Supervising; and more.
5 announcements printed on paper or cardboard:
Foundation ceremony for the Beit Yosef Yeshiva; The famous speaker from Eretz Israel – Rabbi Yosef Meir Magen; We sell prayer shawls made in Eretz-Israel, in the Talitnia factory; and more.
Four event programs printed on paper:
Opening of Opera Building of the Mugrabi family (1930, two separate programs); The first concert ensemble in Eretz Isreal in the Eretz Israel Theater Auditorium; Ball for the students of Mrs. Miriam Zilberman (dance teacher, 1933).
10 signs printed on cardboard, regarding workers and offices of Tel Aviv Municipality:
The Mayor Mr. M. Dizingoff; Main Office – No Entrance; Engineering and City Building – Mr. Y. Roitman; Manager of Licensing Department M. Peretz; City Engineer Mr. Y. Shifman; Reception Order in the Technical Wing; and more.
4 announcements: Caucasian Kefir; If You Care About Your Health and Money – Eat Rich Sour Milk; Kafir the Pharmacist – S. Malchin; Kefir Tnuva Tel Aviv;
5 printings on cardboard and paper: labels and cartons for "Bri'ut – factory for macaroni and all kinds of noodles", and for egg cartons.
5 announcements printed on cardboard:
Letzte Nayes – interesting and sharp daily newspaper; freedom of speech is more than a privilege – it's an obligation– Avigdor HaMeiri's monthly newspaper "HaMachar" has appeared; The most important Jewish book printed of late has already been accepted: the Heint's Yovel-Buch; and more.
18 lists printed on paper:
List of candidates for Gananya neighborhood committee; The Center's candidates for council and management of the "Crafts Bank"; list of members of guilds for metal-work, baking, painting, committee of the great Synagogue in Tel Aviv, and more.
8 restaurant menus or singles pages printed on paper or cardboard:
Menu of cooperative workers' menu; Mat'amim Café and Restaurant; Central; Aviv; D. Galchinski, and Tova. Some are of identical design.
21 various announcements printed on paper or cardboard: Israel Guild of Book-sellers and Publishers – list of addresses; Land lots for Sale in the center of Ra'anana; Modern Hotel with all conveniences has opened in Herzelia; HaNamal Cooperative ltd.; "Extra" Roofing-Tiles – Sturdy Enough to be Walked on; Typewriters – buy the best brands in the world for only half price; apartment for rent with all modern conveniences; and more.
28 different forms, sheets of stationery, and cards printed on paper or cardboard:
license of the city slaughterhouse; membership card for guild of book sellers and publishers; student card of the Herzelia Gymnasia – 1928; membership card for guild of kindergarten teachers. Forms for: Chai Organization for Intensive Settlement; Kultura Library; Maccabi Sport, Gym and Ping-Pong Association; stationery sheets of doctors and veterinary; and more.
Cardboard signs and wooden printing blocks by the " Y. Arieli and Y. Ashur Institute for Graphics", Tel Aviv. The institute was in operation in the 1930s, and printed labels, embossed advertisements [!], prints from steel and brass, and printing blocks. Before us:
1-2. "Yearbook for Printing, 1938", and "Printing Colors, their Shades and their Qualities".
3. Cardboard sign "Tsuf – Drink Made of Honey".
4. Cardboard sign "Carmel Flowers – Shulamit Perfumery" for placement on the table.
5. Woodcut "Supply".
6. Woodcut "Palgum".
7. Woodcut "Manufactured by E. Nussbaum Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem", with printed sign.
Seven items of varying sizes. Fair through good condition.
Sefer HaChaim – Aryeh group in Tel-Chai league IV. HaTzofim community (Scouts), Tel-Aviv, 1926-1931.
"Book of Memories" of a Scout group, including philosophy and thought, memories from shared activities, biography, letters, songs, stories, riddles, many original pictures, and photographs of members of Aryeh group of Tel Aviv scouts.
Interesting document from the early years of the Scouts movement in Eretz Israel. The Scouts movement was established on Passover 1919, and the first branch in Eretz Israel was established in Haifa in 1925.
235 written pages in a 382 page notebook. 27 cm. Good condition. Stains. New cloth binding.
Program for the celebration of the dedication of the Bet HaKnesset HaGadol in Tel-Aviv, 11 Nissan 1930.
Speech by Levontin, circling the synagogue with Sifrei Torah, prayer for the King of England, the Supreme Governor, the Baron Rothschild, Chief Rabbis and more, with the accompaniment of the municipal orchestra of the fire brigade.
 pages, 17 cm. Fair condition. Creases, fold marks, ink stamps, filing holes.
1. Drawing of a plan for "additional building for pension house of Gimnasya Ivrit Herzliya Society" on Achad HaAm street, 1930. Signed by the engineers and the landlord.
2. Invitation to a Channukah party in Gimnasya Ivrit "Herzliya", 1936.
3. Invitation to graduation ceremony of the 23rd year, Gimnasya Herzliya, 1935.
Various sizes, good condition.
Receipt booklet, Agudat HaPo'alim – Yaffo, 1911; invitation to a Hannukah party (painted and hand-written); program of Hannukah party 1914; circular letter to citizens of Tel Aviv, 1917; invitation to a tea party in the house of Ya'akov and Sara Tehon, 1918; program of flowers holiday, 1920; and a few more.
Eight documents, various sizes, poor to fair condition.
1. Regulations of the “Sa’ad” Association (for treating and services to the sick). Tel-Aviv, no year of publication. Association for support of families where a woman has given birth or is ill. Hebrew and English.  pages only. Some moth holes.
2. Call of the chief rabbis of the district of Tel-Aviv - Jaffa to charitable people. Request for a donation to the Blind School in Jerusalem. Signed in print: Shlomo HaCohen Aronson and Ben-Zion Meir Chai Uziel. Stains, filing holes, slight tears in the margins.
3. Hand-written Power of Attorney on “Ezrat Yetomim” Association stationery, Tel-Aviv – Jaffa, 1940. Includes the Association’s stamp. Filing holes and fold lines.
4. Cardboard calendar with prayers for different dates, Bikur Holim and Linat HaZedek, Tel-Aviv – Jaffa. On the back is a later addition of the “Mi SheBerach” for IDF soldiers. With the addition of the official card of the institution.
1. Pamphlet of first-graders in HaReali Tachkemoni School in Tel Aviv, 1925 or 1928.
2. Talpiot Gymnasia for Girls. Tel Aviv, 1933.
3. Beit Chinuch in Northern Tel Aviv, Song booklet. 1935.
4. The Sea Group (HaNo'ar Ha'Oved) – "Waves" – Summary of a Year, 1937-1938.
5. BaMmo'adonim – journal for members of clubs belonging to public schools in Tel-Aviv. Tel-Aviv, 1938.
6. Komimiut – HaChagam Newspaper, Herzeliya League, Tel Aviv, 1940s.
7. Young Stage – literary-artistic anthology. Tel Aviv, year of print not noted.
Varying sizes and conditions.
1933-4 Calendar, "Kol Tel Aviv". Defus HaTechiya publishing, Tel Aviv, 1933.
Calendar for the year 1933-1934 with many advertisements, general data about Tel Aviv, list of transportation companies, dentists, engineers and architects, short biographies of well-known persons in Tel Aviv, 100 calendar pages, and more. On the cover appears the emblem of the Levant Fair.
302 pages, 16.5 cm. Fair condition. Moth holes. Some leaves detached. Original cover worn out.
Undzers [anthology for literature and literary criticism] issue from 1940 and issue from 1949; Eins [periodical for literature and art], 1929; Tsvey [anthology for literature and criticism], 1929; Vayter, April 1935; Shtamen [literature, art, criticism], 1936; Bletter, 1936.
Various conditions, fair to good.
Print of a painting of the synagogue's front. Dated in print 1927 and signed with an unidentified signature.
The painting is an early plan for the “Nahalat Yitzhak” synagogue building at 14 Hebron Street, Tel-Aviv.
In the corner is a sketch of a Magen David and the Ten Commandments for decoration, also signed and dated.
In wooden frame 32x32 cm. The paper is stained with marks of peeling and glue. The frame is damaged. Tears on the reverse side.
Letter to the mayor of Tel Aviv regarding the bombing of Tel Aviv on September 9, 1940. Sent by the headquaters of the civil guard forces. Detailing kind of bombs, casualties and damages, military actions and more.
6 pages, 34 cm. Fair condition. Stains. Some tears.
Report of the Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August, 1929. London, 1930. Official comprehensive report of the British Commission on the Palestine Disturbances of August, 1929, including the witness list, three maps of Eretz Israel, map of Jerusalem and four graphs with expected growth of the population by the year 2000.
202 pages,  sheets and maps, 24 cm. Good condition. Map of Jerusalem and the graph sheets are detached. Ink stamps.
Government of Palestine (Eretz Israel) – Official Bulletin Number 5. 31 August 1929 in the Greek Convent Printing.
Survey of events on 29 August in Safed, Jerusalem, the area of Haifa and across the Jordan River with data about the Muslim, Christian and Jewish casualties.
"There is a basis for warning the community in all cities and villages in the country about the danger involved for those wandering the streets at night".
Single page, 43 x 34 cm. Fair condition, folding lines with tears. Tears to edges, few stains.
Violent Riots in Jerusalem – special publication of Ha'aretz. 1929. Single leaf. "Yesterday was a "day of bloodshed", unequaled even by the riots of 1920… in the afternoon a state of war was announced in Jerusalem…"
66.5x48 cm. Good condition. Slight folding marks and several professionally restored damages. Mounted on flax paper for display and keeping.
1. Announcement No. 11 of the Va’ad HaShmira, report on the different areas of the country. “Haifa and surrounds: The night passed quietly. In the Emek and Galil: The granary of Sheikh Abreik was burned, there was an attack on Zichron Avraham…” August 1929. 23x30 cm. Good condition. Creased. Light tearing in the margins. Stains.
2. Manifest by His Excellency the Supreme Governor for Eretz Israel (distributed today by airplanes over Jerusalem). “I have returned from England and to my alarm I found the country in a disrupted state with an abundance of illegal violent acts.” September 1929. 17x21.5 cm. Very good condition. Filing holes.
3. Manifest B, the Supreme Governor and Chief Commander. Jerusalem, September 1929. In matters relating to the investigating committee of the riots and criminal trials. 22.5x28.5 cm. Good condition. Creasing. Minor tearing in the margins. Stains.
1. The Hebrew struggle for national liberation, selection of documents and background to activities, published by the Etzel, 1947. English.
81 pages, 26 cm. Good condition. Many foxing stains.
2. Judea Luptatoare booklet published by the Etzel, 1948?. A number of documents and a chronicle of the organization’s activities in 1948. The symbol of the organization is on the cover. Romanian.
18 pages, 26 cm. Detached cover. Stains.
To our Arab brethren, printed Etzel poster. Arabic and Hebrew 1940s.
“We want to expel the British Army from our homeland… Thousands of Jewish and Arab children are wandering around without education or learning… Arab youth! You are children of an ancient and bright nation. Just like us, you are the victims of British imperialism. Do not respond to the call of the British to volunteer to the police force …” Signed “Israel Freedom Fighters ‘Stern Group.’”
31.5 cm. Fair condition. Creases, stains, fold marks.
Wanted – a British poster published by the Palestine Police Force. Jerusalem, February 1947.
On the sign there are pictures and information about 18 Irgun and Lechi fighters, including Menachem Begin, Aryeh ben Eliezer and Natan Yelin [Mor]. It also says that monetary prizes would be given by the Palestine government to anyone who would provide information leading to their arrest.
Printed on thin cardboard. Hebrew, English and Arabic.
100x70 cm. Good condition. Stains.
The van Paassen Hoax, Johan J. Smertenko. Published by the Emergency Committee for Saving to Jews of Europe, New York, .
Booklet about the struggle of the Committee for a Jewish army, and against the activities of Van Paassen, chairman of the Committee for a Jewish Army. English.
23 pages, 23 cm. Good condition. Unoriginal cover.
Ten booklets published by Committee for a Jewish Palestine, Anglo-American Committee for a Jewish Army, American League for a Free Palestine:
1. Towards a Jewish army. Publication no. 1. London, 1942.
2. From Evian to Bermuda. New York, 1943.
3. Repatriated Palestine Jewish soldiers. London, 1944.
4. We cannot have both imperialism and peace. New York, 1945.
5. The Jewish Struggle – Jewish fighting organ. Issue 6, London, August 1946.
6. Irgun Press. Issue 4, New York, April 7th, 1948.
7-8. Committee for a Jewish army of Stateless refugee and Palestinian Jews and Jewish Brigade group – Souvenir Booklet. London, 1944. On the cover there is a drawing by Arthur Szyk + additional booklets from London, 1945.
1. Are The Jews fighting? London, year of print not noted.
2. American Tradition and Hebrew Freedom, Guy M. Gillette. New York, year of print not noted.
Varying sizes, fair through very good condition.
Diary of Moshe Bar'am, 1948. Printed journal containing list of meetings, assignments and general notes in the handwriting of the Knesset member and minister Moshe Bar'am. Includes: meetings with Ze'ev Vilnai, Ben-Tzvi, Tahon, Remez, Shertok, the Zionist Va'ad HaPo'el, and many meetings with פ.ק.פ. (the communist party).
Bar'am (1911-1986) served a member of the Knesset between the years 1959-1977, as Minister of Health in Rabin's first government, as Minister of Welfare, and other positions.
20.5 cm, good condition.
Two volumes with 157 issues “Eshnav - compilation of information / articles” 1941-1947.
Volume 1: Issues 1-84 (the newspaper changed its name in the middle); Volume 2: Issues 85-157.
On each issue is written: Internal for members / Not for sale,” The “Eretz Israel Workers Party” appears in the first issue.
The newspaper was published several times a month, reflecting in a comprehensive and captivating manner, the history of Eretz Israel and the region on a political level from August 1941 to May 1947 including reference to Jews in the Diaspora. Among the headlines: “We turn to the Governor regarding the renewal of the Supreme Arab Committee,” “Weizmann opposes partition,” Israel’s Refugees in Italy in a terrible state,” “How the Ma’apilim were released from the camps at Atlit.”
The book’s previous owner wrote in pencil in front of the title page “Illegal publication?”
On average, 8 pages per issue, 25 cm. Good to very good condition. Fine, delicate paper. Foxing with cut margins on some of the issues. Issues 111-112 are incomplete.
Complete collection, rare.
Documents of Avraham Chelouche of Jerusalem:
1. The Temporary Government – certificate of "Enlisting for Work Service", October 1948. "Every man of 16 through 55… who are not drafted… must be drafted to do crucial work in service of the people".
2. The Jewish Agency – card of "Center of the Census of People's Service" – certificate of reporting, June 1948.
3. Card reading "Bearer of this card is a student of Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem, "whose study is his trade", and he is exempt from reporting until Lag BaOmer 1948".
Varying sizes, fair condition.
Speech of the High Commander of the Irgun Tzvai Leumi to the people in Zion, [Menachem Begin]. Jeruaslem, May 15 1948.
“Broadcast on 6 Iyar 1948... on the ‘Voice of Freedom,’ broadcast station of the Irgun Tzvai Leumi.”
Deals with the victory of the War of Independence following the Holocaust, the difficulties of the struggle, the need for a strong and trained army, the necessity of a foreign policy with the United States and the Soviet Union, the return to Zion, and other subjects. “The soldiers of Israel will yet hoist our flag over the Tower of David…”
8 pages, 23 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Tears on the margins. Two leaves are folded and not connected.
Official invitation to a party being held by Israel’s ambassador to Washington in honor of Israel’s First Independence Day 1949; Ticket to the UN assembly on 29 November [1947?]; additional official document.
Various sizes, very good condition.
“Dear Sir, We are honored to send you this invitation to the session for the Declaration of Independence that will take place on Friday, 5 Iyar 1948… at 4p.m. in the museum hall… we request you keep secret the contents of this invitation and the time of the council’s gathering…”. In original envelope, as it was sent to a member of the Journalists’ Association.
Single leaf folded 21.5 cm, with a cover printed on thin cardboard. 14 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Announcement No. 1. Proclamation by the force commander of the defense forces in the Shomron district, the Sharon and Gush Dan, 5 Iyar 1948.
“At the time of… the fateful battle… I call upon all residents… to make an extreme effort to push the enemy to defeat… Commencing today, all men and women and their belongings will abide by the orders of the defense forces in their area…”
35x49 cm. Good condition. Tears have been professionally repaired. Attached to linen for display and preservation.
Five issues of the Yedi'ot Hadashot newspaper, from the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of Iyar 1948, in Hebrew and German. Headlines include: "The State will be Declared Today"; "Long Live the State of Israel! The White Book's Laws are Cancelled! The Era of Free Immigration has Begun!"
4 pages in each issue, 8 pages in issue from 6th of Iyar – day following the Declaration of the State; all 47 cm. Good condition. Folded, torn on margins and stained.
Issue of Davar newspaper from 7th Iyar – May 16th 1948, two days after declaration of the State, with headlines "The State of Israel Has Been Established".
4 pages, 58 cm Fair condition; folded, slightly torn at folding lines.
1. ‘Yom HaMedina’ newspaper, 5 Iyar 1948. Single leaf, 57.5 cm. Tears along the margins, stained, folded.
2. ‘Ha’aretz’ newspaper, 7 Iyar 1948. “The dream of generations has realized: the State of Israel is established.” A few stains, folded.
Official newspaper. Issue number 1 (14.5.48) to issue number 25 (1.10.48). Bound together in original cover including index.
Printed separately and bound towards the end of 1948. Issue number 1 printed on lighter paper, as originally published. Containing much information about the emergency situation in the country and the initial organization of various institutions of the young state of Israel.
VII, 167 pages. Good condition. Thin and fine paper. Tears in issue number 2. Stains.
Prayer for the Welfare of the State of Israel, Jerusalem, Elul, .
Composed by Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac Halevi Herzog and Rabbi Ben-Zion Meir Chai Uziel.
 pages, 17.5 cm. Good condition. Damage to the lower portion.
Three invitations to IDF parades in Tel Aviv. One from 1948 and two from 1949.
Various sizes, very good condition. Stains of card from 1948.
1. Hed HaTichon – journal of the Alexandroni division. Issue II, Av 1948. Photographs and illustrations.
2. Harel–Palmach – daily orders for the Har'el division.
3-4. Diary of the Front, nos. 1-2, published by the culture department of the IDF, October 1948.
5. Daf Kravi – the headquarters of the Giv'ati Brigade – southern front, 15.7.48.
6. Hed HaPortzim – The 9th battalion of the Palmach – The Negev issue. Tel-Aviv, 22.2.1949.
Various sizes, fair to good condition.
Original micrographic work. Ink on cardboard: Illustration of Menorah, Magen David and the number 25, work of the artist Avraham Chaba. The text: The Scroll of Independence. Autographed by the artist.
“Yad Sarah” in Jerusalem houses the Avraham Chaba Museum where the artist’s works are displayed.
13x15 cm. Good condition. Stains.
Three documents with Teddy Kollek’s signature; two colored pamphlets “I am for Teddy” for residents of Katamon and Givat Mordechai; stickers “Give Teddy a hand” and “Jerusalem For Teddy For Jerusalem”; five postcards of Teddy from the election campaign; four pins and four pendants with Teddy’s campaign slogans.
Good to very good condition.