Yosef Hen, Alim leTrufah, R. Nathan Friedland, [Amsterdam] 1881
יוסף חן ח"ו, עלים לתרופה - Only Edition - Hibbat Zion
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- Title (English) Yosef Hen Part VI, Alim leTrufah
- Title (Hebrew) יוסף חן ח"ו, עלים לתרופה
- Note Only Edition - Hibbat Zion
- Author R. Nathan Friedland
- City [Amsterdam]
- Publication Date 1881
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Only edition, [1,4], 16: 5,  pp., quarto, 227:140 mm., light age staining, wide uncut margins. A very good copy bound in the original yellow wrappers.
Part six of a larger work on religous Zionism by R. Nathan Friedland a rabbi and member of the H'bat Tsion (Coming of Zion) movement, one of the fathers of the movement for settling the Land of Israel. He grew up in Taurig, (also spelled Towrig and Tauragė) Lithuania in the early decades of the 19th century and died in Jerusalem in 1883. He became one of the most prolific writers of the H'bat Tsion movement in the mid 1800s. He was one of several writers and thinkers of the 19th century who were to create the intellectual basis for a new Jewish state. Friedland's collected writings, including his most popular work, "Der Cos" were translated from the Yiddish to modern Hebrew. All these publications are in Hebrew except the Jewish Encyclopedia article which is in English.Friedland was among the forerunners of Zionism in the early 19th century, including R. Judah ben Solomon Alkalai, and R. Zvi Hirsch Kalischer who saw a messianic message in the return to Zion.
R. Friedland grew up in the circles of R. Chaim Volzien and the Vilna Gaon and his education was permeated with tradition and affection for the "Holy Land". He became imbued with a sense of a need for action in the cause for redemption. Having become a travelling preacher in synagogues in Lithuania, he made use of his speaking abilities to become the first Hibbat Zion preacher and delivered sermons in Hebrew. He began writing to circulate his ideas and became one of the most prolific writers of his time. From the day (a half century before Theodore Herzl) he realized the necessity of settling the holy land he dedicated all his time and efforts toward the execution of this idea. He became acquainted with two better known contemporaries in this endeavor, R. Zvi Kalisher and R. Yehudah Alkali. He became R. Kalisher's faithful aide, and represented the "Corporation for Settling the Land of Israel," organized committees and collected funds (the first Hibbat Zion fund raiser) made speeches and organized propaganda for the cause.
ספר יוסף חן : חלק הששי הנקרא עלים לתרופה : המדבר מתקות ישראל העתיד פשט דברי הנביאים אשר על דורותינו ...