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Lot #    30794
Auction End Date    7/26/2011 10:37:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Sha’arei Hesed
Title (Hebrew)    ùòøé çñã
Author    Shaarei Chesed Gemiluth Chassadim Haklay
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Defus Sulimon
Publication Date    1937
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   40, 31, [1] pp. octavo 148:115 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers, back panel detached. Not in CD-EPI.
   Two part bi-lingual Hebrew-Yiddish publication of the Sha’arei Hesed Gemiluth Chassadim Haklay. The front wrapper has Hebrew text at the top in purple, giving the organization name and stating that it was founded in 1870. At the bottom, also in purple, is the same information in English. Between the two is a photograph of a street in the neighborhood Sha’arei Hesed in Jerusalem built by the organization. Given that the neighborhood is in Jerusalem the photograph is surprisingly rural. The title page states that this publication was issued upon the competion of the neighborhood Sha’arei Hesed and the beginning of building Mifal Keren ha-Binyan. A table of contents lists the eleven parts of the booklet, including several pages on financing; a letter from R. Joseph Zevi Duschinsky; members of the society; me-lev el-lev, a forward from the society’s directors; its history and purpose; and several sections on the society activities, including a small number of photographs. Sha'arei Hesed (also Sha'arei Chessed) (lit. Gates of Mercy) is a neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel, bordering Rehavia, Nahlaot and Wolfson Towers. One of the founders of the neighborhood was Yoel Moshe Salomon, who also founded Nahalat Shiva. The cornerstone was laid by the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Shmuel Salant, in 1909. In recent years, Sha'arei Hesed has become a Haredi neighborhood, as old-time Jerusalemites move out. The area is undergoing gentrification, and many homes have been purchased by affluent Orthodox Jewish families from abroad, especially from English-speaking countries. The neighborhood has several yeshivas, among them Maalos Hatorah, Midrash Shmuel and Noam HaTalmud, and a large number of synagogues.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica