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Lot #    24350
Auction End Date    8/11/2009 10:47:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Central Universal Yeshiva Merkaz Harav
Title (Hebrew)    נזר גבאות
Author    [Zionism - Only Ed.]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    c. 1940
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Broadside, 428:331 mm., creased, tears, age staining.
          
Detailed
Description
   Donor's certificate of the Yeshiva Merkaz ha-Rav, founded by R. Abraham I. Kook. Critical of the yeshivot of his time for excluding secular subjects from the curriculum, R. Kook dreamed of establishing a yeshiva which would present to the student an integrated program of higher Jewish education. Students would be chosen not only on the basis of proficiency in Talmud but also on the basis of their knowledge of Bible. Emphasis would be placed on the development of a lucid style in both writing and speaking, for R. Kook hoped that the graduates would become teachers and spiritual leaders in their communities. R. Kook, in 1924, set up a yeshiva in Jerusalem which was unique among yeshivot in its religious philosophy and its positive attitude to Zionism. The program at Merkaz ha-Rav was less ambitious and never attained the ideals envisioned by R. Kook.
          
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20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
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Language:    Hebrew, English
  
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