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Only edition. Flyer, illus. 123:169 mm., light age staining, laid down on board.
An invitation to a memorial service on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Avshalom Feinberg, one of the Nili spies. The memorial service was to take place on Saturday evening, January 18, 1947. The program for the evening included a lecture by Yosef Halpert, accompanied by "the Magic Lantern." The prayer service was to be led by Yosef Ben-Moshe.
Avshalom Feinberg (1889–1917) cofounder of Nili, son of Israel. He was born in Gederah and as a young man he studied in France. Upon his return he worked at the agricultural station set up by Aharon Aaronsohn at Athlit. A few months after the outbreak of World War I, he and Aaronsohn founded the anti-Turkish intelligence network, Nili. In 1915 Feinberg reached Egypt on an American ship, establishing contact with British naval intelligence, who returned him to Athlit. When Aaronsohn went to England to negotiate with the government, Feinberg, Sarah Aaronsohn, and Joseph Lishansky continued to develop the intelligence ring, impatiently awaiting the results of Aaronsohn's mission. In 1917 Feinberg again set out for Egypt, this time on foot, along with Lishansky, but was shot and killed by Bedouin near the British front in Sinai. In 1967, after the Six-Day War, Feinberg's remains were discovered near Rafa under a palm tree which had sprung from date seeds he carried with him on his journey. He was reburied on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem and given a state funeral. Feinberg was one of the romantic figures of his time. His letters and memoirs, preserved in the Nili archives at Zikhron Ya'akov, offer an insight into the world of the first generation born in the new Jewish settlements. His letters and memoirs were published under the title Avshalom (1971) by A. Amir.
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