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Lot #    26884
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 11:05:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    In memory of R. Amram Blau
Title (Hebrew)    זכר צדיק לברכה
Author    [Poster] Neturei Karta
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Bezek
Publication Date    1970's
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Large poster, 1000:710 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
   In memory of R. Amram Blau (1894–1974), rabbi, leader of the ultra-Orthodox sect Neturei Karta. R. Blau was born in Jerusalem into a noted religious family. He was a leading member of the Agudat Israel youth movement in the early 1930s. R. Blau and some of his colleagues left the movement in 1935 and founded the extreme anti-Zionist Hevrat Hayyim, later to become Neturei Karta. His fierce opposition to Zionism and Agudat Israel, sometimes expressed violently, led on several occasions to his prosecution and imprisonment. His anti-Zionist attitude did not change with the establishment of the State of Israel (1948), which he refused to recognize. R. Blau and his followers rejected the State of Israel on so called "halakhic" grounds, rejecting a state run by secular Jews. In addition, Blau continually denounced the establishment of a Jewish state before the coming of the Messiah as an act of infamy and blasphemy. In 1965, after the death of his first wife, he married a proselyte, Ruth Ben-David, despite the opposition of the ultra-Orthodox bet din and some of his followers.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Posters:    Checked