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Lot #    34822
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 11:04:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Central Universal Yeshiva Merkaz Harav Certific
Title (Hebrew)    נזר גבאות - תעודת חבר
Author    [Community - Illustrated]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    c. 1940
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Two broadsides, 428:331 mm., light age staining.
   Two 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 yeshivah 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 yeshivah 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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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Other:    Certificate