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Lot 5

Letter from Menachem Ussishkin regarding Swiss Jewry's Enlistment in the Zionist Movement. October, 1923

"I have now waded deeply into the work of the Keren Kayemeth - this is the first institution, and the most beloved to us...." Important letter written and signed by Menachem Ussishkin on 11/10/1923. The letter is addressed to Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Zev Ehrenpreis, Chief Rabbi of Stockholm [from 1914]. Stencil print with four lines handwritten by Ussishkin and with his signature [signed twice].

Important letter regarding the Jews of Switzerland and their participation in the Zionist Movement by donating to the JNF. Ussishkin writes that most of Swiss Jewry is far removed from the Zionist Movement. Tey should be encouraged to donate to the Keren Kayemeth L'Yisrael since this institution is close to the heart of every Jew, not only Zionists. In the margins of the letter, he expresses his wish that all of his friends should help promote the JNF to the highest level, "and I am waiting for your help!!" He wrote this because the Rabbi did not answer the two previous letters that Ussishkin had sent to him. At the time, Usshishkin was the president of the JNF.

[1] letterhead. 22x28 cm. JNF stamp at top left, depicting the Kinneret. Filing holes, fine condition.