HOLIDAY SEASON CHARITY AUCTION: DEC 21-23
SUPPORTING THE ISRAEL ALLIES FOUNDATION
SHARE THE LIGHT
"I will make you a light unto the nations, so that My
salvation may reach the ends of the Earth." - Isaiah 49:6
The Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) works with the U.S. Congress and parliaments around the world to mobilize faith-based support for Israel. We equip an active global network of over 1,200 pro-Israel legislators in 50 countries with the tools they need to combat BDS, root out anti-Semitism, and stand with Israel’s right to safe and secure borders in its historic homeland.
WITH ENGRAVED LETTERING FROM PSALMS
EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
LAND OF ISRAEL
The hand-engraving reads in Hebrew:
תקעו בחדש שופר בכסה ליום חגנו
"Blow the Shofar when the moon is covered." -Psalms 81:4
12in; Horn; In Good Condition
TWO LIONS OF JUDAH
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
This Hanukkiah was likely crafted by the Jewish immigrant metal-smiths on New York's Lower East Side. Here we find two lions of Judah supporting a Temple Menorah, Torah Crown, and topped with a Star of David.
An identical piece is held in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection in Washington D.C.
The lion of Judah is one of the national symbols of the Jewish People, connected to the Tribe of Judah, King David and the Messiah. Over the centuries, we often find the lion displayed in Jewish art to signify divine power, communal protection, and the salvation of Israel.
8 X 7in; Brass; In Good Condition
THE STORY OF KING DAVID
HAND-SIGNED LITHOGRAPH BY REUVEN RUBIN
Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) is considered one of the most renowned and famous Israeli artists worldwide with works in collections of leading museums such as MoMA (New York), Musee d’art Moderne (Paris), Jewish Museum (New York) and others. He was born in Romania in 1893 and immigrated to Israel in 1912, settling in Jerusalem. A year after he traveled to Paris to study at Ecole Des Beaux-Art, finally returning to Israel to begin a lifelong career depicting his lens on Israel and the Bible. Rubin’s work sings with the joy of living in a country drenched with sun, blossoming flowers, luscious fruits and in silver foliage of an age-old tree. Rubin identified with the biblical essence of Israel, with its people and pioneering land. In his language of imagery he told us biblical parables in a magical and extraordinary way. Before us is Rubin's depiction of King David playing his lyre, surrounded by myriads of shofar blowing attendants inside the Jerusalem city walls.
25.5 x 19.5in; Arches Paper Edition of Only 250; In Good Condition
ORNAMENTAL KNESSET PLATTER
"A NATIONAL HOME FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE"
The Balfour Declaration was issued in 1917, pledging the British government's support for the establishment of a Jewish National Home with the Jews sovereign in Eretz Yisrael. This copper platter honors that historic date, highlighting the Israeli Parliament Knesset building with the words "A National Home for the Jewish People- 1917-1977", with a central hole for display mounting. Surrounding the inner roundel is a beautifully decorated Star of David with intricate Temple menorahs.
9.6in; Copper; In Good Condition
“Fear not for I am with you; from the east I will bring your seed, and from the west I will gather you. I will say to the north, “Give,” and to the south, “Do not refrain”; bring My sons from afar and My daughters from the end of the earth.” - Isaiah 43:5-6
BALFOUR DECLARATION DAY POSTER
ISSUED BY KEREN HAYESOD
NOVEMBER 2ND, 1925
JERUSALEM, LAND OF ISRAEL
It is no exaggeration that the history of Israel has turned on the seminal Balfour Declaration of November 2nd 1917. The Declaration was the fruit of twelve months’ negotiations between a group of British Zionist leaders and British government officials. For many, political support for the Jewish State came from the Biblical prophesy of the return of the Jews to Zion. The Declaration was contained in a letter dated 2 November 1917 from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation led by Chaim Weizmann.
This impactful poster designed in early 20th Century Hebrew script is bordered with Stars of David. This item speaks to the respect that the Jewish residents of Jerusalem had for Lord Balfour and the support of those like-minded benefactors of the rebirth of Israel in the British Parliament.
29 x 20n; Ink on Paper; In flawed condition not affecting stunning presentation
"Dear Lord Rothschild, I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet. His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object...I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation. Yours sincerely, Arthur James Balfour" -Text from the original Balfour Declaration
DAVID BEN-GURION, ISRAEL : A PERSONAL HISTORY
HAND-SIGNED COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
TEL AVIV / NEW YORK
This commemorative edition of David Ben-Gurion's book “Israel: A Personal History” is boldly signed by the author himself on the title page. This is a near perfect printing of his published recollections of the founding of the State of Israel. Sponsored by the United Jewish Appeal, this epic narrative features historic documents, personal correspondences and speeches from Israel’s first Prime Minister while sharing his perspective on the history of the Jewish People from Abraham to the 19th Century Ottoman-era Jewish resettlement, from the rise of a nationalist-Zionist movement under the British Mandate to the establishment of the modern Jewish State. A timeless treasure for every generation, this unique edition is a testimony to the enduring spirit of the Jewish People.
Funk & Wagnalls / Sabra Books, 862 Pages with Illustrations, In Fine Condition
“Ours is a country built more on people than on territory. The Jews will come from everywhere: from France, from Russia, from America, from Yemen… Their faith is their passport.”
– David Ben-Gurion
BIRTH OF ISRAEL SILVER SPOON
BABY ISRAEL IS BORN
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A traditional gift for a newborn baby boy according to some ancient customs is a silver spoon in the hope that the child will grow up “with a silver spoon in his mouth.” Here we have a beautifully sentimental example of such for the rebirth of the Nation of Israel in 1948, complete with a child's grinning face and the raised text: "1948 - Birth of Israel"
6in; Silver Plated; In Good Condition
“For this child did I pray, and the Lord granted me my request, which I asked of Him.”
- 1 Samuel 1:27
EARLY HAND-CRAFTED FLAG
STATE OF ISRAEL
We love seeing these retired old flags honored in style when framed prominently on the wall. Nothing compares to the pride one feels when knowing that the star and stripes of Israel’s blue and white flag had a long life fluttering in the breeze. More than a state, Israel is a people, a faith and a light unto the nations. In less than a century, Israel’s flag has become an iconic representation of the painful past, prodigious present and fantastic future of the Jewish People - at home and abroad.
This hand-crafted flag, sewn during the earliest days of the creation of the state, pays homage to the sacrifices of Israel’s founding Zionists. These pioneers secured the miracle of modern statehood for generations to come. This flag reminds us all that the Jewish People, wherever they may be, are united by the idea and ideals for which Israel so staunchly stands.
55 x 36.5in; Linen; In Good Condition