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
Opening $ 100
Estimate $ 200 - $ 400

Non-traditional Haggadah, stencil print with illustrations - Land of Israel, 1940s. Unidentified group.

The Haggadah is written in the style of a play with a number of narrators. In a number of places in the Haggadah, the expression 'member of our movement' or 'members of the group' without indicating the name of the kibbutz [or movement] which published the Haggadah. From various passages, it is possible to make various assumptions regarding the source of the Haggadah, but we were unable to identify the source with certainty.

There is an interesting "Mah Nishtanah" text relating to changes which occurred in the group: 'Every night we sit here all together, members of the group and guests ... in the party club and not in our clubhouse which was promised to us from time immemorial ... this Passover we sit, for the first time, devouring and drinking, remembering the quiet and silent ... As in all our meetings, only one speaks, and this time - many! ... As in all the meetings, there are only five, and tonight, fifty-five!' Or, for example, the 'Yizkor' text: 'We will remember the fallen with pride and sorrow, including members of our movement' without mentioning the name of the movement. There are also passages which relate to the increasing immigration: 'They come today, and they are arriving in camps, they come and go from seventy countries in seven days, they come and go ...' and more.

Dust jacket. 17 leaves. Lacking back binding. Brittle brown paper. Detached front binding and last two leaves. Tears in the margins of the front binding. Stains on the binding. Moderate condition.

Non-traditional and kibbutz haggadah