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LOT 18:

Two Broadsides from the Time of the "War of Languages", 1913 – the Technion and the Reali School of Haifa

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Two broadsides published during the time of the "War of Languages", dealing with the language of instruction at the educational institutions in Palestine.
1. "Gilui Daat" (Public Statement), broadside issued by the Teachers' Center, the Language Committee and the Committee for Strengthening Hebrew Education in Palestine. [Palestine, late 1913].
The broadside opposes the decision of the board of governors of the Technion according to which "all general sciences at the Reali School and the Technion of Haifa will not be taught in Hebrew but rather in a foreign language" and explains the importance of the Hebrew language: "the language is the soul of the nation, the revival of our language is a necessary element in the revival of our nation". The broadside is signed in print by Dr. Yosef Luria on behalf of the Teachers' Center (the future Teachers Federation), Eliezer Ben Yehuda on behalf of the Language Committee and by six members of the Committee for Strengthening Hebrew Education in Palestine.
Approx. 25X40 cm. Good condition. Fold lines. Filing holes in the left margin.
2. "Kol Koreh" (Public Appeal), broadside issued by the Committee for Maintaining Hebrew Education in Haifa. Haifa, December 1913.
The broadside opposes the decision of the "Ezra" society according to which the language of teaching at its educational institutions will be German, announces the establishment of a Hebrew science- and math-oriented school in Haifa (the Reali school) and invites parents to send their children to the new school.
The broadside describes the violent struggle within the educational institutions of the "Ezra" society in Jerusalem (subsequent to a strike at the "Ezra" institutions, Ottoman policemen and soldiers were placed in the institutions, and these, as stated in this broadside, acted violently towards the teachers and students). An Ottoman revenue stamp on top.
22.5X43 cm. Good condition. A few minor stains. Torn filing holes in the margins. Small tears along fold lines and an open tear in the upper right corner. Mounted on thin acid-free paper.
Provenance: The Rimon Family Collection.

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