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Lot #    33856
Auction End Date    4/24/2012 10:35:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Protocol
Title (Hebrew)    פראטאקאל
Author    [Unrecorded - Zionism - Ms.]
City    New York
Publication Date    1925
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Poster 418:275 mm., creased on folds, light age staining.

With a handwritten letter on lined paper 204: 257 mm, with envelope 89:150 mm.

   A poster, in Yiddish, containing the protocols for the Organization for Strengthening the Old Yishuv in Eretz Israel from a conference held on the 14th of Heshvan 5686 (November 1, 1925) at the Broadway Central Hotel in New York City.

About 150 Rabbis and other concerned individuals attended. Mr. Jacob Marc was one of the organizers. Lawyer Isaac Allen introduced R. Yisrael Rosenberg, the president of Agudat HaRabbanim of The United States and Canada who addressed the conference.Other Rabbis who attended included R. Shapira of Utica, R. Silver of Springfield,R. Werner of Patterson, R. Yehoshua Moshe Mereminsky of Akron, R. Shankman of Atlantic City, R. Lipshitz of Philadelphia and many from New York City including R. Margolis et al.

R. Aharon Teitelbaum, in a long speech, explained the status of several institutions...their formation, their importance etc.

Three committees were formed: Finance, Resolutions and Nominations.

Mr. Gedaliah Bublick, the editor of Tagelblatt, addressed those assembled, followed by Mr. Ephraim Kaplan, who had spent the summer in Eretz Israel.

R. Teitelbaum, the chairman of the Resolutions Committee, introduced a resolution, which after much discussion led to 1) to organize some collective agencies which would represent the institutions of the Old Yishuv in America; 2) a Working Committee should be established consisting of 36 people -- 2/3 of them from greater New York and the remainder from the other states...also a National Council should be established which should be involved with the larger communities in the US and Canada.

The remainder of the poster deals with various details including proposing sending a delegation to Eretz Israel. The conference ended with a talk by Mr. Peretz Wiernick, the editor of the MorgenJournal (a yiddish daily). Accompanying the poster is a handwritten letter, in Hebrew, addressed to the Rabbis of Yeshiva Torat Hayyim. The letter talks of the conference that was held in New York for strengthening the Old Yishuv. It also mentions the fact that many cities have closed their gates without leaving anyone to collect monies for any project [in Eretz Israel] like the city of Buffalo. The author of the letter is opposed to the decisions of the conference, which agreed to change some paragraphs of the resolutions, even though it was against the wishes of several of the participants.

The author of the letter is reminding the Yeshiva Torat Hayying to pay attention to every detail [of the resolutions of the conference] and to see if it is correct and to decideto bring the Yeshiva under the committee or to stay out. The letter is signed Sakovsky (or Sakofsky), and then continues to tell the leaders of the Yeshiva to send a telegram if they decide to opt out.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
Other:    Zionism
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica
Posters:    Checked