Judaica. Postal History Austria 1950

Card with a 15 Groschen stamp, tied by a bilingual “Salzburg 12. 3. 50, 5th Conference of the Misrachi Hapoel Hamisrachi in Austria”. Round Hebrew cancellation.

Size: 5, 2 x 3,6 inches. Very fine condition.

The Mizrachi (Hebrew: , HaMizrahi, acronym for Merkaz Ruhani or "religious centre") is the name of the religious Zionist organization founded in 1902 in Vilnius at a world conference of religious Zionists called by Rabbi Yitzchak Yaacov Reines. Bnei Akiva, which was founded in 1929, is the youth movement associated with Mizrachi. Both Mizrachi and the Bnai Akiva youth movement became international movements to be found wherever organized and free Jewish communities existed and function until the present.

Mizrachi believes that the Torah should be at the centre of Zionism and also sees Jewish nationalism as a tool for achieving religious objectives. The Mizrahi Party was the first official religious Zionist party and founded the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Israel and pushed for laws enforcing kashrut and the observance of the sabbath in the workplace. It also played a role prior to the creation of the state of Israel, building a network of religious schools that exist to this day, and took part in the 1951 elections.

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$30 USD

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