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Receipt of Kupat Rabbi Meir Ba’al haNes
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Central Committee Knesseth-Israel
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Broadside,  pp., 338:274 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, signed, sealed, and dated.
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 Ba’al 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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Hebrew, English, Yiddish
Kind of Judaica