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Lot #    26917
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 11:22:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Halikhot Olam
Title (Hebrew)    הליכות עולם או פרי תרבות
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Joseph Baran Meyuhas
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Levi & Partners
Publication Date    1913
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], vi, 190, [2] pp. octavo 175:98 mm., illustrated, nice margins, usual light age staining. A good copy bound in modern half cloth boards.
   Only edition of geographical tour book for children by R. Joseph Baran Meyuhas. Halikhot Olam has a subtitle, Peri Tarbut, and the title page describes it as a Hebrew cultural and general reading book for school and home. There is a dedication to Mrs. Dorosah Zinger of London and her brother-in-law Professor Israel Abrahams of Cambridge. There is a table of contents describing the book’s 68 chapters, followed by a forward from R. Meyuhas. He notes the influence of G. Bruno in his writing Halikhot Olam. Bruno was pseudonym of Augustine Fouillée (née Tuillerie), wife of the philosopher Alfred Jules Émile Fouillée and author of Le Tour de la France par deux enfants (1877), a French novel/geography/travel/school book widely used in the schools of the Third Republic. In Halikhot Olam R. Meyuhas provides teaches basics of Judaism and provides ethical lessons. Among the 87 chapters are ha-shalom, Berit Mialh, tefillah, a pauper is obligated to learn, the garden lantern, and who is blind. The text is accompanied by many varied sketches of scenes, fruits, and even Indians.

R. Joseph Baran Meyuhas ben Rahamim Nathan, 1868–1942) was leader of the Sephardi community in Erez Israel, writer, and educator. Born in Jerusalem , from 1884 Meyuḥas taught in various schools, including the Evelina de Rothschild School, and was headmaster of the Ezra Teachers Seminary and the municipal school for boys. In 1888 he was one of the founders of the lodge of "Jerusalem" B'nai B'rith – the first in Ereẓ Israel – and a founder of the Sha'arei Ẓedek quarter of Jerusalem. Meyuḥas was also a leader of the Ḥibbat ha-Areẓ Society, which founded Moza , near Jerusalem. One of the first Ereẓ Israel Sephardim to take an Ashkenazi wife, he married Margalit, the daughter of Y.M. Pines . His was among the first families to follow Eliezer Ben-Yehuda 's example of speaking Hebrew. Meyuhas was among the founders of the Ginzei Yosef u-Midrash Abrabanel Library, which formed the nucleus of the Jewish National and University Library . From 1920 to 1931 he was president of the city council of Jews in Jerusalem. From his youth, he contributed to the Hebrew and Ladino press on matters of culture, education, and literature and became a specialist on Sephardi folklore, Oriental communities, the Arabs of Palestine, and the history of the Jews of the Orient and of the yishuv. He published a number of works and some have remained in manuscript.

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   BE heh 796; EJ; CD-EPI 0147592
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica