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Lot #    6978
Auction End Date    3/30/2004 12:08:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    R. Hayyim Ozer, Public Appeal for Soviet Jewry
Title (Hebrew)    קול קורא על אחינו בממשלה הסביטית
Author    R. Israel Meir ha-Kohen (Hafez Hayyim)
City    Vilna
Publication Date    1931
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Broadside, 300: 225 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
Paragraph 1    A moving plea by the Hafez Hayyim and R. Hayyim Ozer Grodzinski on behalf of Soviet Jewry.
   Bi-lingual Hebrew-German appeal by two of the greatest rabbinic figures in pre-World War II Jewry on behalf of Soviet Jewry. The sheet has text on the inside only, the left in German, the right in Hebrew. The text, in six paragraphs, addresses the terrible condition of Russian Jewry and the obligation of Jews to assist them in any way possible. It notes that in the previous year the dismal condition of Russian Jewry has worsened, many hundreds of thousands lacking even bread, and with Pesah approaching their worries increase, for matzah cannot be acquired; flour is unavailable, even for currency for it can not be purchased in the market. The appeal discuses the situation in past years, noting that matzah was sent but the wagons were not allowed to enter Russia. Rabbis and leaders throughout world Jewry are appealed to, to make known the condition of Russian Jews and to make every effort to assist them. It concludes that the Lord should show us wonders as at the time we left Mizraim. The appeal is dated 12 Shevat [5]691 (Friday, January 30, 1931).
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica