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Lot #    35345
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:26:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Torah Judaism and the State of Israel
Title (Hebrew)    דאס תורה אידענטום און די מדינה
Author    [Anti Zionist Polemic] Uriel Zimmer
City    Brooklyn, NY
Publisher    Der Yid
Publication Date    1963
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 94p. 212:140 mm.light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
          
Detailed
Description
   An anti-Zionist pamphlet by Uriel Zimmer, where he presents an ideological analysis of the position of Torah Judaism in respect to Zionism and the State of Israel. This has been translated into English and is available at http://www.israelversusjudaism.org/torah-judaism/introduction.cfm

Uriel Zimmer first began writing in the orthodox Jewish Press in 1939 and has since contributed many hundreds of thought-provoking articles throughout the orthodox Press. He has been the editor of the oldest existing Jerusalem Hebrew daily "Hakol" for many years and has frequently written for the columns of the "Jewish Post", London, "Der Yid", New York, and "Emounatenu" of Paris.

He was a linguist of renown and has translated some of the writings of Hirsch from German into Hebrew, the essays of Nathan Birnbaum, the poems of de Haan from Dutch into Hebrew, the essays of Jacob Rosenheim from German into English, and the Tanya from Hebrew into Yiddish.

He has travelled widely on the European Continent, including Turkey, and also in Latin-America. In 1946 he visited many of the D.P. camps, and was associated there with active rescue work. He was a co-founder of the first branch of the Agudist Youth Movement in Haifa in 1938.

Uriel Zimmer has had the closest personal contacts with many of the sages and thinkers of independent Orthodoxy, and is persona grata with many of the Gedolim of our days. He is closely affiliated with the activities of the Chabad (Lubavitch) movement. He was a close friend of the late Rabbi Moshe Blau, Dr. Isaac Breuer and Dr. Pinchas Kohn. He was born in Vienna in 1921 and settled in Jerusalem in 1934. He was the United Nations correspondent of several newspapers. He died in 1970.

          
Reference
Description
   http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/resources/onlinebooks/guardians_of_the_city.cfm
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica