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[PRAYER BOOK].

Machzor Yerushalaim le'Rosh Hashanah.

Stock Code
103571
Tel Aviv, Lidor (printers) for Meir Cohen, 1950
£500

A Hebrew-English Rosh Hashanah prayer book bound in a magnificent blind tooled Bezalel binding.

The Bezalel school was founded in 1906 in Jerusalem by the artist and Professor Boris Schatz, and was the first art school to be established in the Holy Land in the twentieth century. Schatz discussed his vision of opening an art school in the Land of Israel with Herzl, when the two met in Vienna in 1903 at the sixth Zionist Congress.

Schatz chose to call the school 'Bezalel' after the biblical artist Bezalel ben Uri ben Hur, mentioned in the book of Exodus as the artist chosen by God to build the Tabernacle (Hamishkan in Hebrew). According to the scripture this artist worked in silver, gold, copper, stone and wood. In founding this art school Schatz aimed to establish a national style of art, blending classical Jewish, European and Middle-Eastern traditions. In addition to training in

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8vo (17.5 x 13 cm); blind tooled brown contemporary boards, by Bezalel school artists, with a copper plate insert to the front cover, depicting the old city of Jerusalem; small marginal tears to the first three leaves, crisp and clean pages; text in Hebrew and English; 531 pp.

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