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Lot #    22061
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 12:24:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Otsar HaHesed Keren Shmuel
Title (Hebrew)    אוצר החסד קרן שמואל
Author    [Only Ed.]
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Defus Solimon
Publication Date    192?
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4] pp. illus.235:150 mm., gloss paper, creased on folds.
   A brochure from the Ozar Hachessed Keren Samuel Free Loan Fund. It was named in honor of R. Samuel Salant and his picture graces the cover. The brochure is written in Hebrew , English and Yiddish and describes the work of the Fund. The Fund both grants interest-free loans to small merchants, tradesmen, immigrants,etc. Larger loans, up to $1000, are ranted for purposes of house building and are repaid in yearly installments in the form of rent over 10-12 years. Additionally a new " townlet", Kiryath-Samuel has been undertaken by Ozar-Hachessed.

The last page contains membership regulations, written in Yiddish and English, and lists costs (e.g.Member Class A is a donation of $5 annually) and benefits (e.g. Kaddish for deceased members, or a Mishebeirach on all Festivals).

Kiryat Shmuel is a neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel founded in 1926. It is named for Rabbi Samuel Salant, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem in 1878-1909. Kiryat Shmuel is located between Rehavia and Katamon. The land was purchased with money from a charitable fund established in honor of the rabbi's ninetieth birthday which also provided loans for building homes. The regulations of the society stipulated that the members be at least eighteen years of age, and that they conduct themselves "in accordance with the Torah, both the written and the orally transmitted."

Kiryat Shmuel was dedicated on May 8, 1929, in the presence of the Ashkenazi chief rabbi, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook. Three months later, many properties were damaged in the Arab rioting that erupted in Jerusalem. Forty houses were built by the beginning of World War II, and another ten were by the 1948 Israeli-Arab War.

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20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica