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Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin, 1927. Unknown Booklet

Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin, list of the yeshivah's benefactors. Special booklet on the occasion of the progress of the construction of the yeshivah's building. Petrikov, 6 Tevet / December 30 1927. Booklet unknown in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book.

Unique booklet with names of thousands(!) of donors to the Chachmei Lublin yeshivah. Published towards the end of the building of the foundation of the yeshivah's building in Lublin.

Appeal in Yiddish on the first page, large picture of the yeshivah's six-story building on the back of the first page, with an enthusiastic letter from Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld from Jerusalem. Followed by details of large communities in the United States visited by Rabbi Meir Shapira, with donors names along with the amounts donated. Then there is an entire page dedicated to donors from Lublin. Next is a detailed list of hundreds of communities with donors' names along with the amounts donated, including collectors' names, detailing what was given in the yeshivah's "boxes," details of donations per tractate, per "plate" on the eve of Yom Kippur, and more. Among the donors are Admors, rabbis, synagogues and many organizations. There is a list of donors to "Daf HaYomi Grashen," and a list of donors to the Torah Fund. On the final page, there is an appeal to the Jews of Poland to donate their share in the construction of the building.

Completely unknown in the Bibliography of the Hebrew Book and not found in the important public libraries around the world.

The appeal on the last page was printed in Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin by Rabbi D. A. Mandelbaum (Part I, page 233) but this booklet is not mentioned at all in the book. The booklet is of historical importance, as it includes names of hundreds of communities and many thousands of Jews from Poland.

IX, 25 50 pages, 30 cm. Poor condition. Brittle, acidic paper. Tears with slight loss.