Auction 107 Winner's Unlimited - Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes
May 8, 2018 (Your local time)
 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem
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LOT 41:

Early Plans for the Construction of the Zichron Meir Neighborhood in Bnei Brak, 1930s

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Early diagram of the construction of the Zichron Meir neighborhood, named after Rabbi Meir Shapiro of Lublin in Bnei Brak, 1930s.

Official diagram of the 'Paz Brothers General Technical Office,' captioned "Zichron Meir in Memory of Rabbi Meir Shapiro of Lublin." Land plots are indicated on the diagram [some marked "sold"], as well as the various entrances to the neighborhood, and the parallel streets. Map of the neighborhood's location relative to the nearby cities of Tel Aviv and Petch Tikvah on the upper right. Printed diagram with handwritten additions. The name 'Halperin' is handwritten on the bottom part of the map. Rabbi Yaakov Halperin was the neighborhood's founder.

Zichron Meir was the second neighborhood established in Bnei Brak after Givat Rokeach, which was the first. In 1933, the first stage of the neighborhood was established, including three buildings. In Cheshvan 1933, Rabbi Meir Shapiro, rosh yeshiva of Chachmei Lublin passed away. Following his passing, Rabbi Yaakov Halperin, founder of the neighborhood, decided to name the neighborhood after him. For many years, Zichron Meir was the only neighborhood in Bnei Brak whose entrance was closed to traffic on Shabbat. In the 1940s, the neighborhood served as a hiding place for many of the heads of the Irgun and Lehi. During those years, Yaakov Halperin, the neighborhood's founder, donated a large area in the center of  the neighborhood to Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman, on which the Ponovezh yeshiva was built. In 1947, Halperin invited Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner, a student of Rabbi Meir Shapiro of Lublin, to establish Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin, and after consultation with the Chazon Ish, the Chazon Ish recommended appointing him rabbi of the Zichron Meir neighborhood. The Chazon Ish's home was on the outskirts of the neighborhood.

Size: 74x50 cm. Slight tears in the margins [pasted in the back]. Fine condition.

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