Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $2,000
Estimate $4,000 - $5,000
Sold for $4,168
Including buyer's premium

Chavatzelet, Mevaser Tziyon: Michtavei Et Yotzeh LaOhr B'Chol Shavua Yevaser V'Yashmia kol Davar HaDarush L'Chafetz Levav Ish Yehudi, edited by Dov Frumkin. Jerusalem. HaChavatzelet Press, Jerusalem, 1872-1910.

The Chavatzelet Journal was a Hebrew-language journal founded by Yisrael Bek (1863), published under the editorship of his son-in-law, Yisrael Dov Frumkin, 1870-1911. Starting in October 1881, it was published in a weekly edition, later at a rate of three issues each week. The issues were published in Ottoman Jerusalem and distributed to Jewish centers including Russia, Austria, France, Turkey, England and America. This journal presented the stance of the chassidim, and to some degree that of the Sephardic community as well, while competing with the HaLevanon journal published by the perushim of the old yishuv. HaChavatzelet encouraged immigration of Jews to the Land of Israel and presented a vivid picture of events among the Jewish people. It emphasized the success of the development of the Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel, and brought news from all over the Jewish world, articles on thought and halachah, book reviews, stories, and more. In 1882-3, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was acting editor. Writers included rabbis and renowned public personalities.

A list of the issues is available on Winner's website.

The vast majority of the issues before us are bound in ten volumes.

Various conditions - poor-fine. The vast majority are in fine condition

Haskalah (Enlightenment) and Its Opponents