Sign up to receive regular updates, curated lists, catalogues, and information about fairs and events.

EZRA, N.E.B. (editor).

Israel's Messenger. A Jewish Paper Devoted to the Interests of Jews and Judaism in the Far East.

Stock Code
Shanghai, The Shanghai Times (printer), 1906

This Official Organ of the Shanghai Zionist Federation was established in 1904 by a 'Baghdadi Jew', Nissim Elias Benjamin Ezra (1883–1936). Ezra was a publisher and a Zionist, he'd founded the Shanghai Zionist Federation a year prior and had served as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper for more than 30 years until his death in 1936.
Israel's Messenger was the largest and oldest Shanghai Jewish community newspaper and the world's first Zionist publication. It ran from 1904 to 1941. Its goal was to inform its readers of world news as well as the activities of Jewish communities in China, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore and elsewhere.
It covered various subjects, such as the Jewish religion, the details of Shanghai Jewish welfare organisations, local business activities, relations with the Jewish communities in Baghdad, India and the Holy Land, and of course, social gossip.
An important source of knowledge about the Shanghai Jewish community and

Read more.


Small folio. Bound here in five volumes, containing: Vols. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 24-32. Numbers nonconsecutive, several lacking or duplicated. Variously worn, few tears and cut-outs, some loose leaves. Modern boards, loose. Text in English.


Stock ID:88760

Buy another copy / Sell your copy

If you have a specific question about this book, please complete the form below.
For general enquires contact us

Contact us for more information

+44 (0)20 7493 0876