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Lot #    16540
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 12:04:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Moda'ah v'Azhara
Title (Hebrew)    מודעה ואזהרה
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed. - Unrecorded]
City    [Jerusalem]
Publication Date    1941
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Large flyer on both sides, 344:245 mm., usual light age staining.
   One side is an "announcement and warning" that it is forbidden to participate in the upcoming (for the second Knesset) election. This polemic reiterates the warning that it is forbidden to take any part in the electins. It is signed by Mordecai Hayyim Slonim, Avraham Yitshak Kahn and Mordecai Harris.

The other side of this poster is called כרוזה קרא בחיל. This is making known that there is a rabbinical injunction against women participating in elections. It is signed by numerous rabbis, includeing R. Yosef Hayyim Sonnenfeld. The bottom includes an additional paragraph taken from a letter originally printed in Kol Yisrael in 1925 from R. Avraham Menahem HaLevi Steinberg where he categorically states that it is forbidden for women to participate in elections. His language utilized the phrase (in Hebrew, of course) that women are not allowed to choose, or be chosen .

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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