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Lot Number 420

“Sefer HaBrit VeHazikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv” – Settlement in the Colony of Petah Tikva – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century

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Lot Number 420

“Sefer HaBrit VeHazikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv” – Settlement in the Colony of Petah Tikva – Jerusalem, Late 19th Century

azikaron LeHevrat Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv [Memotial book of Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv; written by Moshe Zvi Levinson], Jerusalem: Rabbi Israel Dov Frumkin’s printing press, [1881]. _x000B_The association "Agudat Meyasdei HaYishuv" was established by the Yarkonim Group in Petah Tikva after the group’s members, Petah Tikva’s first inhabitants, had to abandon the colony due to difficulties and disease and return to Jerusalem. The association, which was supported by Rabbi Diskin of Jerusalem, published this book in order to raise support among Diaspora Jewry. The book is comprised of two parts. The first part, "A Voice that Awakens", is a call for immigration and settlement of Palestine. Its author points to the success of the Templer colonies, assuages the fear of Arabs and of the authorities, warns of unfounded complacency in the countries of the Diaspora, and ends each paragraph with the verse "Turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities" (Jeremiah 31:21). The second part of the book contains the association’s regulations, which appoint Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin (the Brisker Rav) as the company’s agent and address a variety of religious and administrative topics._x000B_40 pp., 16.5 cm. Good condition. Slight tears and creases at the edges of the leaves. A few creases and stains. The book has been rebound in cardboard, without its original cover.

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