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Lot #    10914
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 11:53:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Polemic concerning womens military service
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.]
City    Jerusalem ?
Publisher    Vaad le-Haganat ha-Dat
Publication Date    1977
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 4 pp., 245:172 mm., light age staining, creased, bound as published.
          
Detailed
Description
   Strongly worded polemic against Agudat Israel for entering into agreement with Likud. The heading of this polemic is Will we be silent on this? The cry of the Daughters of Israel. It concludes Raise as the shofar your voice! Do not stand opposite at the time this lot is cast! The Torah cries out: Do not stand by your brothers blood.

In May 1977 Likud gained the largest number of votes in the elections to the Knesset Menahem Begin, head of that party, was invited to form the government. To ensure a majority he invited Agudat Israel his coalition which also included the National Religious Party, and later, the Democratic Movement for Change. The polemic notes that in a brief period one can feel the results of this agreement. It contrasts the reputed terms of the agreement and the reality of the situation, at one point stating that the fact is that since Agudat Israel sealed their agreement to enter the coalition more than three hundred cases have been opened against Jewish girls who refuse service for religious reasons, whereas prior to the agreement there were only twenty two such cases. The reality is that the military leadership has begun to conduct themselves with greater strictness and more drastically against girls who refuse service. The polemic names the parties concerned, praising several religious leaders for their opposition, among them Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach (1898-2001).

          
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Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
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