Winner's Unlimited - No. 097

Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Posters & Periodicals, Postcards, Maps, Zionism, numismatics.

January 31, 2017
Opening $ 100
Estimate $ 200 - $ 400
Sold for $ 195
Including buyer's premium

[1] leaf. 10 lines.

The original text of Avraham Broides famed poem, in his hand and with his signature.

The poem was written in the wake of the pogroms of 1929, and the poet wrote it to encourage the residents of Palestine: "The blood of our dear ones, the dead, scream from the path, but we will not burst out in elegies and cries, we will not be scared off by those thirsty for plunder and murder....we are for work, protection and peace!" Includes a number of corrections and erasures in the poet's hand.

Avraham Broides [1907-1979] was called the "Poet of the Noar HaOved V'Ha'Lomed", he was one of the prominent personalities in the Zionist circles in Vilna at the start of the 20th century. In his youth, he wrote lyrical works, and his first poem, "Al Af HaKol", set to music by A. Tamari, because the anthem of the Gymnasium. His first poems were published in the Gymnasium journal, "Kochav HaMizrach" and "Lapidim". After immigrating to Palestine in 1923, he became friendly with H. N. Bialik and authors Y. Rabinowitz and Asher Barasz, who even printed some of his works in the "Hedim" journal. In 1928, he was appointed, per Bialik's recommendation, as the secretary of the Agudat HaSofrim HaIvrim B'Eretz Yisrael, and he served in this position until his retirement in 1964. His poems were influenced by his life as a boy in Palestine, and they focused on the image of the simple Jewish worker who suffered from troubles and difficult financial conditions. In 1957, he won the Kugel  Poetry Prize for his work Shorashim b'Sela, in 1958 he won the Ramat Gan prize for literature for his work El HaShachar HaGanuz.

Fold creases. Small worming holes, minimal aging stains.

Fine-very fine condition.

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