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Lot #    8996
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 1:17:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ha-Zioniyot
Title (Hebrew)    הציוניות
Author    [Polemic Zionism] Judah Leib b. Hayyim Don Yehiyya
City    Vilna
Publisher    Shraga Feival Gerber
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second edition. 32, 1 pp., 214:150 mm., light age staining, unbound as published.
   Important polemic work relating to the argument over the validity of the Zionist movement in the first decade of the twentieth century. Ha-Zioniyot, reputedly by ha-gaon י. ד. י. (Judah Leib ben Hayyim Don Yehiyya), explains the viewpoint of true religious Zionism and the reasons for opposition to the secular movement. Ha-Zioniyot begins with two questions, the first as to whether the secular view of the settlement of the Holy Land with the assistance of the nations fulfills the hope of Israel, and the understanding of the redemption? Secondly, if not, is it possible that from the religious perspective that it is the beginning of the redemption, that the settlement of the Jews in the Holy Land will be in the manner mentioned, and afterwards a redeemer will come to Zion and then the prophecies will be fulfilled? He responds to the first question negatively and then goes on to explain how the true redemption will occur.

The second part of the pamphlet is a response to the arguments in the first part by H. Ben-Zion Wolner, brought to press by the organization, Sha’arei Zion. Wolner speaks with great respect of the author of the first part, referring to him as ha-Admor מל-טש, R. Shalom Dov Baer Schneersohn of Lubavich (c. 1840-1908), the son of R. Judah Leib Schneersohn. The back cover lists books for sale.

Paragraph 2    ... הוצאה שניה מוגהת ומתקנת ... עמ' [25] - 32: מלואים מאת ה' בן-ציון ווילנער [המחבר עצמו] ... אמר בן-ציון ... מצאתי לנכון להשיב דברים אחדים, בתור מלואים ... להאדמו"ר מל-טש [מליובאביטש, ר' שלום דובער שניאורסון], אשר כתב לאסור עלינו את הציוניות מצד הדת, ולהרב החכם ד"ר (נפתלי) אדלר [דברי שניהם נתפרסמו כ"דעת קדושים" בתוך ספר "אור לישרים" ... נגד השיטה הציונית, ווארשא תר"ס].

שמו של המחבר נקבע על-פי ספרו "בכורי יהודה", חלק ב עמ' 10. על ה"מלואים" שהם של המחבר, עיין: הרב י"ל הכהן פישמן [מימון], סיני, כרך י תש"ב, עמ' קמה - קן.

   CD-EPI 0125463; BE צ 233.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Other:    Zionism
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica