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Lot #    13814
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 1:10:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Anti-Sabbath desecration with electricty flyer
Title (Hebrew)    אזהרה רבה
Author    [Polemic - Community - Unrecorded] HaVa'ad HaMerca
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Defus Eretz Yisrael
Publication Date    c. 1920
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Poster, 350:252 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, small marginal tear. Not in CD-EPI.
   A dire warning, issued by the Va'ad HaMercazi Mishmeret HaShabbat, from the Rabbis and Gaonim: now that electricity has expanded in the Holy City of Jerusalem, to our distress we have heard that there are people who are lenient with turning on and extinguishing the electric light on the Holy Sabbath because [they do not understand what] is the essence of this prohibited activity [on the Sabbath].

Therefore we, with this, announce to our brothers, the children of Israel, that it is completely prohibited to turn on and to turn off electric lights, just as it prohibited to light or extinguish any fire.

And one must know to be careful and to cause others to be careful not to profane the Holy Sabbath!

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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