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Lot #    18786
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 12:15:58 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Hov Kadosh
Title (Hebrew)    חוב קדוש
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.]
City    London
Publisher    Tomkhe Neture karta
Publication Date    1961
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4] pp. illus., 330:215 mm., creased on folds.
Paragraph 1    A publication of the Neture Karta of London, this item has [ב] on it, perhaps indicating that it is the second issue. The articles all seem to be polemics against Shlomo Lorentz who was a member of Knesset from the religious Agudat Yisrael party.
   Neturei Karta (Aramaic: נטורי קרתא, "Guardians of the City") is a small Haredi Jewish group who oppose Zionism and call for a peaceful dismantling of the State of Israel, in the belief that Jews are forbidden to have their own state until the coming of the Messiah. They are mostly concentrated in Jerusalem, with devotees in and around New York City, Ramat Bet Shemesh and Bnei Brak. Other groups associated with Neturei Karta, can be found in London, Antwerp, New York City, and other parts of New York. The name Neturei Karta literally means "Guardians of the City". It is this role that Neturei Karta see themselves as fulfilling in the current era by defending what they believe is "the position of the Torah and authentic unadulterated Judaism." Neturei Karta is sometimes confused with Satmar, due to both being anti-Zionist; but the Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum abhorred the Neturei Karta in public as being too extreme and didn't sanction their actions. According to Neturei Karta:"The name Neturei Karta is a name usually given to those people who regularly pray in the Neturei Karta synagogues (Torah Ve'Yirah Jerusalem, Torah U'Tefillah London, Torah U'Tefillah NY, Beis Yehudi Upstate NY, etc.), study in or send their children to educational institutions run by Neturei Karta, or actively participate in activities, assemblies or demonstrations called by the Neturei Karta."[2] These synagogues follow the customs of the Gaon of Vilna, due to Neturei Karta's origin within the Lithuanian rather than Chasidic branch of Orthodox Judaism.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
England:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica