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Lot #    34847
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:16:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pirkei Avot
Title (Hebrew)    פרקי אבות
Author    [Holocaust - Avot]
City    Munich
Publisher    Va’ad Hazzalah
Publication Date    1947
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2], 29-96 pp., 203:147 mm., wide margins, usual age staining. A good copy bound in the original title wrappers with "Va'ad Hatzala, Germany", imprinted on front panel.
   Printed for the Holocaust refugees who partook in the Daf Yomi by the Va'ad Hazzalah. The Va’ad Hazzalah, a group organized by Rabbi Eliezer Silver and the American Rabbinate to rescue survivors and provide sustenance until their resettlement. Rabbi Silver established the group when the refugee yeshiva pupils reached Vilna in 1939–40 following the Nazi invasion of Poland. During the ensuing years he applied the same body to rescuing European rabbis, scholars, and students. In 1946, Rabbi Silver visited Europe and Erez Israel as an official representative of the United States government to assist the war refugees. The page preceding title is a dedication by R. Nathan Baruch, Director of Vaad Hatzalah in Germany.

Avot became a text for recital in the synagogue, it has been reproduced and reprinted more often than any other talmudic work. It is included in editions of the traditional prayer book. Since it furnishes teachings of what the Jewish sages considered fundamental aspects of life, and because these teachings were expressed in polished epigrams, Avot has been the best known talmudic treatise among non-Jews. It has been translated into Latin, English, French, German, Italian - probably into every language the prayer book has been translated into.

Paragraph 2    עם פרושים משלי אבות, אמונת אבות ומעשה אבות [ביידיש דייטש]. מתנה מאת ועד ההצלה לשארית הפליטה. הועד להוצאת ספרים אצל ועד ההצלה, הרב נפתלי בארוך והרב אביעזר בורשטין,

דפוס-צילום מתוך סידור תפילה.

   CD-EPI 0151531
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Holocaust
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica