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Lot #    20305
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:26:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Credentials of Representation
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Community - Only Ed.] Central Committee Knesseth-
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Soliman
Publication Date    192?
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Broadside, 470:313 mm., light age staining, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Certificate of Representation to receive donations on behalf of the Central Committee Knesseth-Israel Jerusalem (Palestine). The text is in Hebrew and English. It is issued by the Kupat (Charitable Organization) Rabbi Meir Baal ha-Nes of the Ashkenazim, Perushim, and Hasidim of the holy cities of Jerusalem, Hebron, Safed, and Tiberias. The origin and purpose of the organization was as stated in their charter was to a very ancient custom which exists among Jews throughout the world to maintain charitable and benevolent Institutions in the Holy Land. It notes that in the year 5627 (1867) the disparate Jewish communities in Erez Israel established a central committee under the leadership of R. Mayer Auerbach and Chief Rabbi Samuel Salant to regulate the collection of alms and to see to their distribution in an orderly and thorough manner. It describes the committees primary activities as supporting various needy groups, such as widows, orphans, and the aged, as well as proselytes who are not part of any organized community, whether in Erez Israel or elsewhere. In addition aid is provided to the unemployed or women in confinement, and to the needy for festivals. Funds are also distributed to maintain hospitals, synagogues and other holy places, such as the Western Wall.
          
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Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
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Language:    Hebrew, English
  
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