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Lot #    14147
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:43:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Gevul Olam
Title (Hebrew)    גבול עולם
Author    [Community - Polemic - Only Ed.]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1903
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 8, 42 pp., quarto, 211:136 mm., nice margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in modern full cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Another in the numerous booklets published on the subject of who controls the receipts of Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes income. Throughout history there have always existed large numbers of Jews in need of help and organizations to accommodate. The one name invoked most often “Rebbe Meir Ba’al ha’Nes” was utilized to collect monies throughout the Diaspora to help the settlers in Eretz Israel. It likewise created numerous battles for control of collections and distributions.

Beginning with the 18th century a Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes box was found in almost every Jewish home, and housewives dropped small change into it just before kindling the Sabbath lights. Due to the miraculous deeds connected with the tomb of Rebbe Meir, it was customary to contribute money, candles, or oil for lighting as a specific protection against all kinds of ailments and dangers; it was also done in the hope of finding something lost, of having children, or of driving away evil thoughts. It is clear, however, that the box also symbolized the longing for Erez Israel where the money was distributed through several competative Kollels.

          
Paragraph 2    ... המכתבים מאת הגאונים ... מדורות ראשונים ואחרונים ... לחזק האיסור ... לבלי לקבוע קופות בבתי אחינו שבגולה הי"ו למצוה אחרת, זולת רק לשם הצדקה הכללית להחזקת ישוב אחינו בארה"ק אשר בשם קופות רבי מאיר בעל הנס ...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0137189
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica