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Lot #    20361
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 11:54:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Receipt of Kupat Rabbi Meir Baal haNes
Title (Hebrew)    -
Author    [Community - Illustrated]
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    Central Committee Knesseth-Israel
Publication Date    1936
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Broadside, [2] pp., 338:274 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, signed, sealed, and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Receipt for donation to Central Committee Knesseth-Israel Jerusalem (Palestine). The text is in Hebrew, Yiddish, 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 verso describes the origin and purpose of the organization in Yiddish, that is. 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. Management of the fund is under R. Abraham Isaac ha-Kohen Kook, supported by an executive committee.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
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Language:    Hebrew, English, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
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