Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
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Estimate $400 - $600
Sold for $671
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Non-traditional haggadah. Stencil print with impressive illustrations, some depicting Holocaust scenes. Harsh texts relating to the persecution of the Jews among the nations, the Holocaust, the struggle against the Arab enemy and more.

The "Hah lachma anya" relates to the persecution of the Jews among the nations: "Like hah lachma anya d'achlu avhatana b'ar'a D'Mitzrayim our brothers are being devoured in the countries of their exile. The sun has darkened for them and gathered its light and the land refuses to provide a corner for refuge. The enemy's hand is upon them to obliterate them completely. All roads are closed, there is no escaping the enemy's sword. Kol dichfin v'kol ditzrich - every persecuted and helpless brother should come and celebrate with us. Every refugee of the inferno who has found freedom should come celebrate Pesach with us. Now we are here, next year in the Land of Israel ..."

Aside this is text taken from verses in Prophets: 'Rachel weeps over her sons' and a terrifying picture of a Jew hanging on a gallows beside musselmenn falling on a barbed wire fence.

There is text following the pattern of Lamentations: 'How will we bear all this? Who has a heart to bear it day and night ... the constant mortal danger over the whole world? ... Who has tears to weep the cry of the humiliated and orphaned, over the horrors of a child wandering naked in the forests? ... Who has tears for this? ... How were my babies shattered? How were my daughters forfeited? How were my young men slaughtered? ... How were we killed the whole world over for no sin? ... My brother, my brother, how? ...'

There is also a passage relating to fighters on the various fronts in the Land of Israel: 'As we sit around the seder, we remember our friends fighting on the various fronts against our enemies. They will yet sit with us when the enemy is vanquished and our people is free on its Land, in brotherhood among liberated nations ...' and more.

Kibbutz Givat Chaim was established in 1932 by pioneers from Europe, south of Hadera. It was named after Chaim Arlozorov who was murdered in 1933, about a year after its establishment.

24 leaves. 21x17 cm. Very fine condition.

Category
Non-traditional and kibbutz haggadah