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Lot #    22108
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 10:11:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Divre Yemei ha-Amim
Title (Hebrew)    דברי ימי העמים
Author    [Only Ed.] Belkind
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    ha-Zvi
Publication Date    1897
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [8], 356 pp., 150:95 mm., light age staining, old hands, lacking final f. A good copy not bound.
Paragraph 1    The Israel b. Joshua Tzurva (1879-1964; Tzurbinsky) copy with his signature on title. Tzurva signed the title with his original and new names.
   A history of the nations by Israel b. Meir Belkind (1861–1929), one of the founders of Bilu, was born in Logoisk. In 1882, while studying at Kharkov University, he was among the students who founded the Bilu movement and went to Erez Israel at the head of its first group. He led the opposition against Baron Edmond de Rothschild's officials and, on being expelled by them from Rishon le-Zion, settled in Gederah. In 1889 Belkind opened a private Hebrew school in Jaffa. He was accepted as a teacher at the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Jerusalem in 1892, and there published several textbooks. In 1903 he founded an agricultural training school at Shefeyah (near Zikhron Ya'akov) for orphans of the Kishinev pogroms whom he brought to Erez Israel. However, the school was forced to close down in 1906 because of lack of funds. During World War I Belkind resided in the U.S., where he published his memoirs in Yiddish, Di Ershte Shrit fun Yishuv Erets Yisroel ("The First Steps of the Jewish Settlement of Palestine," 1918).

Apart from numerous articles and popular pamphlets, Belkind published a geography of Palestine, Erez Yisrael ba-Zeman ha-Zeh ("The Land of Israel Today," 1928). He died in Berlin, where he had gone for medical treatment. His remains were interred in Rishon le-Zion.

Paragraph 2    העמים הקדמונים. דפוס מערכת "הצבי", [תרנ"ז].
   CD-EPI 0122272; EJ
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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