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Lot #    12460
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:56:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Parashat Shelomoh Ben-Yosef
Title (Hebrew)    פרשת שלמה בן-יוסף
Author    [First Ed. - Zionism]
City    Tel Aviv
Publisher    Yitzhak ben Avraham Ziv-Av ve-Yosef ‘Azri'el
Publication Date    [194-]?
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. [1], 30, [3] pp., illus., ports., 242:171mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the poriginasl paper wrappers.
   The story of Shelomo Ben-Yosef. The drawings and embellishments were done by Aryeh Elville.

Shelomo Ben-Yosef (Tabachnik, 1913–1938), first Jew executed by the British in Palestine. Ben-Yosef, who was born in Lutsk, Poland, joined Betar in 1928. In 1937 he reached Palestine as an "illegal" immigrant, and joined the Betar work brigade at Rosh Pinnah. Ben-Yosef and two of his comrades, Shalom Zurabin and Avraham Shein, decided to retaliate for the murder of Jews by Arab terrorists, and on April 21, 1938 tried to attack an Arab bus on the Rosh Pinnah-Safed road. The attack failed and the three were arrested and brought before a military court. Ben-Yosef and Shein were sentenced to death and Zurabin to imprisonment. Shein was reprieved because of his youth. All efforts to save Ben-Yosef from execution were in vain. He went to the gallows at Acre prison on June 29, 1938 singing Betar songs. On the day of his execution, riots broke out in Tel Aviv when demonstrators clashed with the British police. Ben-Yosef was buried at Rosh Pinnah, and after the establishment of the State of Israel a monument was erected in his memory on the Rosh Pinnah-Safed road.

Paragraph 2    (המו"ל והאחראי: יצחק זיו-אב ויוסף עזריאל. הציורים והקשוטים ע"י אריה אלוייל).
   CD-EPI 0132175, EJ
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Zionism
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica