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Lot #    17101
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 12:50:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Haggadah Shel Pesah
Title (Hebrew)    הגדה של פסח
Author    [Kibbutz Haggadah - Unrecorded]
City    En-Harod
Publication Date    1939
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 27, [1] pp. (text on one side of folded over) plus wrappers, 214:164 mm., clean crisp unread copy bound as issued. Unrecorded - Not in CD-EPI.
   Non-traditional haggadah. En-Harod is the name of two kibbutzim in the Harod Valley, one affiliated with Ha-Kibbutz ha-Me'uhad and the other with Ihud ha-Kevuzot ve-ha-Kibbutzim. The original En-Harod was founded in 1921 at the foot of Mt. Gilboa near Harod Spring by a pioneer group of Gedud ha-Avodah. They set up two tent camps and started draining the malarial swamps of the "Nuris Bloc" recently acquired by the Jewish National Fund. At En-Harod, the principles of the "large and growing kibbutz" were worked out in its first years and laid down by Shelomo Lavi. At the same time, fierce discussions were held between members accepting the Gedud ha-Avodah doctrine of a countrywide commune of kibbutzim and others who demanded that every village constitute a separate economic unit. The former concentrated at neighboring Tel Yosef, and the latter at En-Harod. When the Gedud declined, most of its groups associated themselves with En-Harod, eventually forming Ha-Kibbutz ha-Me'uhad. In 1929 the En-Harod settlement was transferred to the northern rim of the valley, on the slope of the Zeva'im (Qum<) Ridge. In the 1930s, the kibbutz quickly increased in membership, intensified its farming, and opened manufacturing enterprises. Exposed to frequent attacks during the 1936–39 Arab riots, special night squads of the Haganah were set up and trained at En-Harod, under Orde Wingate. In the Israel War of Independence (1948), a Palmah group from En-Harod dislodged the Arab Legion from its positions menacing the Harod Valley at Zir'
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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