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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Rare booklet with the 'Third Maccabiah Sports Program,' published by the Maccabee World Federation, the organizing committee, Jerusalem, October, 1937. The booklet was published about the Maccabiah which was to be held in the spring of 1938, but the program was not implemented due to the events in the Land of Israel and the British opposition due to the concern about the Arab reaction, and in fact prevented its happening.

Booklet with a full list of the third Maccabiah which was to be held in the spring of 1938. The plan was to hold a larger-scale maccabiah than those which had preceded it, in terms of both the number of participants and expanding the types of sports. The booklet contains a full list of the various types of sports and the necessary exercises.

The second Maccabiah was held in 1935. Many participants in that Maccabiah were immigrants who arrived under the guise of athletes, thereby circumventing the British immigration restrictions [such as athletes who arrived from Rumania and established the Maccabee Netanya team]. For this reason - in order to allow many immigrants as possible to come to the Land while the clouds of war were already hovering over Europe - the organizers intended to hold the next maccabiah in 1938. However, as noted, the events in the Land and the British opposition due to their concern about Arab reaction prevented its being held, and it was actually held 15 years later in 1950, with no maccabiah at all held during the 1940s.

Rare publication which does not appear in the National Library.

14 [1] pages. Some stains. Fine condition.

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