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Lot #    8275
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 10:42:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Tfiloh Special Prayers to be Recited in the Pres
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [WW II] Chakover Grand Rabbi J. Halberstam
City    New York
Publication Date    1943
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 2-10, [1] pp. 216:138 mm., light age staining, crisp copy bound as published.
   Tfiloh Special Prayers to be Recited in the Present War-Time; Special Prayers to be Recited for Victory during World War II in English and Yiddish from the Chakover Grand Rabbi J. Halberstam. The pamphlet, which has its original covers, can be read from right to left (Yiddish) or left to right (English). The text of both covers have a border and text in blue against a yellow background. The Yiddish cover has a harp, the English a menorah. Tfiloh (sic) begins by stating that The prayers of the holy righteous and of the Cabbalists of the Holy Land, of blessed memory, are said in times of distress and particularly in war time by soldiers. We may be certain that they will be heard by the Almighty, blessed be He, that those who pronounce them be protected from all manner of evil and return speedily to their homes, sound in body and spirit amid great rejoicing, Amen. . . .At the bottom of the page is a depiction of a revolutionary soldier and a call to buy U.S. Bonds and stamps, and below a warning in Hebrew against reprinting without permission. The first Yiddish page has a picture of the Western Wall and lacks the call to buy bonds and the warning against trespass. Next is a moving letter from the Chakover Grand Rabbi concerning the Tfiloh. There is a forward to the English translation and then the prayers in translation. The prayers consist of Lamnatzeh Mizmor le-David (Psalm 20), Ha-Malach ha-Goal, and Ribbono shel Olam. The English cover has stamps in red and black, the former with the name of the Chakover Rabbi J. Halberstam and giving an address and telephone number. The street address has been lined out and the second stamp has the new street address. This is an insightful piece of American wartime Judaica.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Liturgy:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica