Auction 130 Unlimited Belongings of Tzaddikim, Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters and Rare books, Antisemitism, Zionism and Yiddish culture
Jul 20, 2021
3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem, Israel

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LOT 13:

[2] Shocking Photographs from the 1929 Riots in Motza, With the Murdered Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Shach and Rabbi Aryeh ...

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[2] Shocking Photographs from the 1929 Riots in Motza, With the Murdered Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Shach and Rabbi Aryeh Leib Maklef. Jerusalem, 1929


Pair of shocking photographs depicting Aryeh Leib Maklef and Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Shach after they were murdered by Arab rioters in the 1929 pogroms.

Within the framework of the 1929 riots, the Motza settlement was attacked by residents of the nearby Qalunya Arab village. They broke into the Maklef home and murdered seven people: The father of the family, Aryeh Leib, his wife, their son and two daughters, as well as two guests who were in the home, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Shach and David Galtzer. After the murder, the rioters looted the home and set it on fire. Three of the Maklef children managed to escape the murderers, and the youngest, Mordechai, eventually became the third IDF chief of staff.

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Shach (1847-1929) was a descendant of the Sha"ch and the Vilna Gaon. He ascended in 1904 to Jaffa, and was asked by Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook to serve as a dayan at his beit din. He also taught at the yeshivah in Jaffa. He was one of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook's heter mechirah supporters in 1910. He was murdered during the 1929 riots in Motza.

[2] postcards with photographs, 9x14 cm. Written on the negative: Martyrs of Motza, Rabbi Shach, z"l, 1929" on one photograph, and "Kedoshei Motza, the Father from Kaliv, z"l, 1929" on the second.

Very fine condition.


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