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Lot #    16546
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 12:07:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ban on partaking in the Israeli elections
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Polemic - Only Ed.]
City    [Jerusalem]
Publisher    [Neturei Karta]
Publication Date    1961
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 15 pp., 207:163 mm., usual age staining. A very good copy bound as issued.
   A collection of Rabbinic legal decisions against participating in the elections. The legal decisions are arranged in chronological order. The earliest one is from 1920 and is signed by R. Moshe Nahum Wallenstein, R. Mordecai Leib Rubin and R. Yitshak Frankiel. The last decision is from 1951 and is signed by R. Mordecai Hayyim Slonim, R. Avraham Yitshak Kahn and R. Mordecai Harris.

Neturei Karta (Ha-Eidah ha-Hareidit), group of ultrareligious extremists, mainly in Jerusalem, who regard the establishment of a secular Jewish state in Erez Israel as a sin and a denial of G-d, and therefore do not recognize the State of Israel. Their name, which is Aramaic for guardians of the City, derives from a passage in the Jerusalem Talmud (Hag. 76:3) stating that religious scholars are the guardians and defenders of the city. Neturei Karta broke away from Agudat Israel in 1935, when the latter attempted to restrain extremist demands for an independent ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem community completely separate from the rest of the Zionist community. The group first adopted the name Hevrat ha-Hayyim, after R. Joseph Hayyim Sonnenfeld. It aimed at creating a circle free from the influence of the contemporary spirit and its fallacious opinions, and a condition of membership was the education of sons and daughters in the traditional Jewish manner, without any change (girls schools which teach Hebrew do not provide education in the traditional Jewish manner). The last phrase alluded to Agudat Israel's Bet Yaakov girls schools, where the language of instruction is Hebrew

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