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Letter by R. Dr. Kalman Kahana
כתב מה'ר קלמן כהנא, חבר הכנסת
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 p., 275:216 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, signed, and dated.
Letter by R. Dr. Kalman b. Benjamin Zev Kahana (1910–1991), leader of the Po'alei Agudat Israel movement. Born in Brody, Galicia, Kahana studied at the Berlin rabbinical seminary and the universities of Berlin and Wuerzburg. He was one of the founders of the Agudat Israel youth movement in Germany and moved to Palestine in 1938 with a group of young Orthodox settlers, joining the Po'alei Agudat Israel movement. Kahana was a founder of kibbutz Hafez Hayyim (1944) and a member of the Knesset from its establishment in 1949. He was deputy minister of education (1962–69). He became president of the Po'alei Agudat Israel movement. Kahana published several studies in rabbinics and wrote on Maimonides. In recent years Kahana has occupied himself with the halakhah appertaining to the agricultural laws which apply in Israel and in 1976 there appeared Mizvot ha-Arez and in 1980 tractate Shevi'it according to both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds with the notes and commentary of the Gaon of Vilna, and as an appendix his commentary to the Mishnah and the Tosefta to the order Zeraim.
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