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Lot #    13948
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:05:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Polemic petition by Jerusalem rabbis in Chicago
Title (Hebrew)    מכתב גלוי
Author    [Ms. - Community - Polemic]
City    Chicago
Publication Date    1901
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 318:195 mm., light age staining, creased and split on folds, ink on paper , signed by 17 rabbis and dated.
   Complaining of foul play, polemical posters, and other nasty deeds by the community leaders to the charitable organizations in Jerusalem and their representatives (shedarim) in Chicago.

. From the 1880s to the 1920s the Jewish population grew from 10,000 to 225,000, or from 2 percent to 8 percent of the general population. In 1900 about 65 percent of Chicago's Jews were of East European origin; in 1920 about 85 percent were.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Decree
Kind of Judaica