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Agudath Israel Records, 1933-2008, bulk 1940-1947

Series I: Agudath Israel Records

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Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1933-2008, bulk 1940s

A collection of autograph signed letters, typed signed letters, postcards, and telegrams pertaining to the Agudas Israel movement in Eretz Israel/Palestine, America, and Lithuania. Mostly dated during the 1940s (wake of WWII). Most letters addressed to Rabbi Aaron Ben Zion Shurin. Mainly in Hebrew and English with some in Yiddish. Signed by Jacob Rosenheim, R. Moshe Blau, R. Yitzchak Meir Lewin, R. Eliezer Silver, R. Joel Fink, Michael Tress, Y. Devorkes, R. Binyamin Zev Hendeles, R. Morris Sherer, R. Moshe Belvi, Herman Moskowitz, Michael Tress, R. Morris Sherer, Chaim Sholomon, T. Merlin, Yehudah Leib Zaltzar, R. Binyamin Gildabrand, R. S. Eichenstein, R. Yitzchak Levin, R. Yechiel Albonim, Lillian Snow, R. Herbert Goldstein, and others. Discussions surrounding role of Orthodox Jewry in the wake of the Holocaust. Request for articles and speeches from R. Shurin for Agudist publications and conventions. Correspondence between R. Menachem Porush and his father Moshe Porush, Deputy Mayor of Jersualem, with Rabbi Shurin relating to political issues, the publication of Agudist newspapers Kol Israel and Hamevaser, newly organized divisions within Ne'emanei Agudath Israel, and personal matters. Includes information on various conferences and conventions: National Convention held August 22-26, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio; the National Convention held August 21-25, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland; the National Convention of Tzeirei Agudath Israel of America held June 24-27, 1943 in Ferndale New York; the Sixth National Convention held September 12-15 in Belmar, New Jersey; and the National Conference of Agudath Israel held March 18-19, 1947 in New York City.


Box 1 Folder 2 Convention Programs and Materials, Public Announcements , 1940-1947

Printed material and programs concerning various conferences and conventions including the National Convention of Tzeirei Agudath Israel of America held June 24-27, 1943 in Ferndale New York; the National Conference of Agudath Israel held March 18-19, 1947 in New York City; and the National Convention of Agudath Israel in Eretz Israel held in Petah Tikva. A confidential memo pertaining to internal relations with Poalei Agudath Israel in 1947 by Isaac Meier Levin, H.A. Goodman, and Jacob Rosenheim. A letter from R. Jacob Rosenheim and R. Eliezer Silver dated from March 1943 urging all members of Poale Agudath Israel to raise funds for Jewish refugees from the War. Newspaper clippings from Jewish Journal and Kol Israel. Poster from Agudath Israel in Eretz Israel National Convention held in Petah Tikva.