JERUSALEM. Bond of 20 gold francs. multicolour. No 31/0075. Folds with tiny small hole in the centre. Text in Yiddish and Hebrew. Vignettes show the ancient cities of Jerusalem, Hebron, Safed and Tiberias. Also a drawing of the Yeshiva building, with the flag of the tribe of Zebulun on the right and that of thetribe of Issachar on the left, symbolizing learning and labor. Ornamental frame with inscription. The purpose of the fund-raising was "to build houses needed to expand the space of the Yeshiva". A yeshiva is a Jewish educational institution that focuses on the study of the Talmud and the Torah. These bonds were never redeemed, since donations to the Yeshiva ceased with the outbreak of WWI, when Russia fought alongside the Allies against the Ottoman Turks. The founder of the Yeshiva was Rabbi Hayyim Vinograd, and among those who helped erect its building was the Russian royal family, who regarded the Yeshiva as an additional Russian foothold in Jerusalem. The building still exists today and continues to function as a yeshiva and synagogue. First time in our auctions.
Startprice: € 200