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Lot #    7644
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 2:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Havazzelet
Title (Hebrew)    חבצלת
Author    [Periodical] Israel Dov Frumkin, ed.
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Frumkin
Publication Date    1906
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   8, 18-346 pp., 280:217 mm., browned, issue 1 with excisions, bound in modern half cloth and marbled paper boards. Issues 1, 3-41 of the year 5665 (1905-06).
   Israel Dov Frumkin (1850–1914), pioneer journalist in Erez Israel. Frumkin was born in Dubrovno, Belorussia and was taken to Jerusalem when he was nine. In 1870 he started contributing to the weekly Havazzelet founded by his father-in-law, Israel Bak. Frumkin soon became its publisher and editor, and turned it into a militant paper that attacked financial corruption in the Jerusalem community. His enemies caused the sporadic banning of his paper and even his imprisonment. In Havazzelet he advocated the consolidation of the separate communities in Jerusalem, higher standards in education, and the inclusion of secular studies and vocational training in the schools. His early support of agricultural settlement in Erez Israel turned to adamant opposition as its secular character became apparent. Frumkin was especially hostile to Ahad Ha-Am, the Hovevei Zion, and the Herzl brand of Zionsim in Erez Israel. He also fiercely opposed missionary activities. Havazzelet declined after the turn of the century and ceased publication in 1910.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Periodical
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica