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Lot #    17068
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:33:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by Kalman Kahana
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר קלמן כהנא
Author    [Ms. - Zionism]
City    Fulda
Publication Date    1935
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 225:178 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, Ashkenazic script, ink on telegram form, signed and dated.
   Wishing a Mazel Tov by Kalman b. Benjamin Zev Kahana (1910–1991), leader of the Po'alei Agudat Israel movement. Born in Brody, Galicia, Kahana studied at the Berlin rabbinical seminary and the universities of Berlin and Wuerzburg. He was one of the founders of the Agudat Israel youth movement in Germany and moved to Palestine in 1938 with a group of young Orthodox settlers, joining the Po'alei Agudat Israel movement. Kahana was a founder of kibbutz Hafez Hayyim (1944) and a member of the Knesset from its establishment in 1949. He was deputy minister of education (1962–69). He became president of the Po'alei Agudat Israel movement. Kahana published several studies in rabbinics and wrote on Maimonides. In recent years Kahana has occupied himself with the halakhah appertaining to the agricultural laws which apply in Israel and in 1976 there appeared Mizvot ha-Arez and in 1980 tractate Shevi'it according to both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds with the notes and commentary of the Gaon of Vilna, and as an appendix his commentary to the Mishnah and the Tosefta to the order Zeraim.
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20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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