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Lot #    22154
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 10:34:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Havarut Hesed ve-Emet
Title (Hebrew)    חברת חסד ואמת
Author    [Community]
City    Safed
Publication Date    1893
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   36 pp. octavo 175:100 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Bi-lingual Hebrew-Yiddish regulations of the Havarut Hesed ve-Emet, a gemilut hesed society in Safed. The text, in facing Hebrew and Yiddish pages, begins that every being on heaven and earth has upon them the service and responsibility of hesed and emet. After developing this theme the regulations of the society begin, starting with the name of the society, its location, and statement of purpose, noting that all members must act in unity, with love, brotherhood, and peace, none doing none doing anything harmful tro another. All members must be concerned with poor workers, who may lack, among other things, the implements of their trade. It emphasizes that all members are required to employ the local poor and those willing to learn a craft, educating them without recompense. Next are statutes of the society, membership, conduct, meetings of the society, each with numerous numbered paragraphs. At the end is a list of members, certifications in French, English, and Hebrew, among the signatories being the French, British, and American consuls, and a call to all those who would pursue righteousness.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish, Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica