Sephath Emeth [on the sanctity of the Land of Israel]

AUCTION 9 | Tuesday, March 28th, 2000 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 231

Sephath Emeth [on the sanctity of the Land of Israel]

First Edition. Introduction in Portuguese ff. 28. LIghtly browned, paper repairs to opening and closing leaves, few leaves loose. Modern boards. Sm. 8vo Vinograd, Amsterdam 841

Amsterdam: Solomon Proops 1707

Est: $600 - $800
A scathing work of social and religious criticism written in the guise of a defense of the sanctity of Eretz Israel. The book is a critical attack upon the entire Sephardic community of Amsterdam - both its institutions and leaders. Also contains important historical information concerning the economic suffering of the people of Jerusalem, the movement of finacial contributuions to the Holy Land and the integrity of the emissaries See E. Carlebach, The Pursuit of Heresy pp. 57-64