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Lot #    34729
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 10:17:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Moshe Blau cosigned by several ra
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר משה בלוי ועוד כמה רבנים
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1924
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 237:218 mm., light age staining, creased and split on folds, ink on paper, neat Ashkenazic script, signed by five rabbis and dated.
   Letter seeking consignors for a work-stoppage reinforcing a proclamation of the Bedaz for all to fast and assemble to prayer against the Zionist.

R. Moshe Blau (1885–1946) was a leader of Agudat Israel and a brother of Amram Blau. Blau, who was born in Jerusalem, directed the Agudat Israel office there from 1924 until his death. He served as a member of the movement's world executive and edited its weekly Kol Yisrael ("Voice of Israel"). From 1933 to 1945 he headed the independent, ultra-Orthodox Edah Haredit (Orthodox community). Despite the community's segregation policy, he cooperated with yishuv leaders in representing Jewish interests in dealings with the Mandate government. Blau represented Agudat Israel before various British and international commissions which dealt with the Palestine problem. In 1946, while on a rescue mission to Jewish survivors of the war, Blau fell ill and died in Messina. He was taken to Jerusalem for burial. He wrote Ammuda di-Nehora ("Column of Light," 1932), a biography of Rabbi Y. H. Sonnenfeld, and Al Homotayikh Yerushalayim ("Upon thy Walls, O Jerusalem," 1946), autobiographical notes and memoirs.

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20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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