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Lot #    29146
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 11:50:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Divrei ha-Yamim le-Yisrael
Title (Hebrew)    דברי הימים לישראל
Author    [1st Israeli Newspaper]
City    Jerusalem
Publisher    [דפוס ישראל ב'ק]
Publication Date    1854
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 4 ff. quarto 230:180 mm., light age staining, wide uncut margins. A very good copy as issued.
   Rare pristine uncut copy of the first Israeli newspaper. Divrei ha-Yamim le-Yisrael is dated 15 Menahem Av “He raises up the poor from the dust מקים מעפר דל (614 = Wednseday, July 28, 1854)” (I Samuel 2:8). Printed in two columns in rabbinic letters, the lead story warns against missionary activity in Jerusalem. The heart of Jerusalem aches, “run down with tears” (Jeremiah 13:17) of the beloved house of Israel, at the sight of “a swelling, [a scab,] or bright spot” (cf. Leviticus 13:2) of the disease of leprosy with the appearance of the sect of Protestants at the gates of Jerusalem. It refers to them as showing their hooves (ref. to the swine) wanting only the good (kosher) animals of Israel. It continues in that vein with several references to the Christian bible. There is an article praising Moses Montefiore, the prince of Jerusalem, with his love and compassion for Zion and Jerusalem, followed by mention of R. Abraham Albert of Paris, a sheliah le-devar mitzvah on behalf of the poor and needy. There is a lengthy piece on the Rothchilds and on the gaonת R. Nathan Adler. Divrei ha-Yamim le-Yisrael is not noted in the Jewish Encyclopedia or in the Encyclopedia Judaica in their articles on newspapers and periodicals nor does it appear in most library catalogs, an exception being the JNUL, which lists this edition as sole printing of this rare newspaper.
Paragraph 2    ... קול קורא מציון וירושלם ... שנת מ'ק'י'ם' מ'ע'פ'ר' ד'ל'

נדפס בלא שער. בראשי העמ': דברי הימים. תגובה לביקורו של "אברהם >מכונה אלבערט< הכהן יצ"ו ראש הוועד בע"ת פאריז ... ונאמן ... נסיכי באראן דון ראטהשילד" בירושלים, "ליסד פה ... בית חפשית אספיטאל" ו"סדרי משטר הנהגה". בעמ' האחרון: "מודע לבינה", על תרומתו של משה מנטיפיורי לירושלים. עיין: ג' קרסל, דברי הימים - חוברת מבשרת העתונות הארץ-ישראלית, דבר, כט אלול תשכ"ג.

   CD-EPI 0124963
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Periodical
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica