Ask the Rabbi: Acrostic artistry

The 1849 pamphlet is rare. The National Library of Israel holds a solitary copy, and there is only one other copy listed in the catalogue of libraries in Israel.

By LEVI COOPER
January 24, 2019 19:36
4 minute read.
Ask the Rabbi: Acrostic artistry

THE ORIGINAL 1849 pamphlet ‘Tzava’a’ (‘Will’).. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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In autumn 1849, a slender six-page work was printed in Czernowitz, Bukovina, under the title Tzava’a (Will).
Earlier that year, in March, Bukovina became a separate Austrian crown land; today the region straddles the border between Romania and Ukraine.

The 1849 pamphlet is rare. The National Library of Israel holds a solitary copy, and there is only one other copy listed in the catalogue of libraries in Israel.

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