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The Dorshei Zion Society - Capetown - Annual Report, 1927

A rare booklet with the 29th annual report of the Dorshei Zion Society in Capetown, South Africa - 1927/28. Hebrew and English.

The title page cover has an impressive imaginary picture which depicts Herzl leaning on the handrail of the Congress looking toward Jerusalem, alongside the picture of an angel holding a bent over Jew and pointing toward Zion and the words: 'If I forget thee Jerusalem may my right hand forget its skill, and may you open our eyes when you return to Zion mercifully'. On the title page are the names of the presidents and the directors.

The 'Dorshei Zion' society under the presidency of Y. Schwartz and M. Gorland was located on the Hatikva Street in Capetown. Before us is an annual report which lists the company's activities, expenses and income for 1927. Among other things is a review of various events: the reception for the delegates of the congress, the events marking the anniversary of Herzl's death, the Keren Hayesod campaign, a list of financial expenses and income and more.

A title page in Hebrew on one side and English on the other, the booklet is in Yiddish and concurrently in English on the other side.

A rare booklet. In the National Library are only two booklets of the 'Dorshei Zion' society from Capetown, one from 1903 and the other from 1912. The report before us does not appear in the National Library and is not bibliographically recorded.

11, 19 pages. 22 cm. A few stains on the binding. Very fine condition.