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MS 207 Papers of the Lask family

Lask family

Correspondence and papers of members of the Lask family, in London, Palestine and Israel. Israel Meir Lask was a free-lance journalist and translator, working in Palestine from 1930, contributing to publications including Davor, the Palestine Weekly, the Palestine Post and the Palestine Tribune. His translations included an adaption of A.S.Friedberg's Princes in Israel; or records of the house of David (London, 1931) and works by M.Smilanski Palestine caravan (London, 1935); S.J.Aghnon The bridal canopy (Garden City, N.Y., 1937) and In the heart of seas (New York, 1948). His sister, Beth Zion (Roochel) Lask, historian, wa a member of the Council of JHSE. Her publications included, as Rachel Abrahams, The Jews in England: a history for young people (London, 1950; second edition, 1969); 'Stanislaus Hoga: apostate and penitent' Trans JHSE 15 (1946) pp. 121-49; 'Grace Aguilar: a centenary tribute' Trans JHSE 16 (1952) pp. 137-48; and 'Emanuel Deutsch of The Talmud fame' Trans JHSE 23 (1970) pp. 53-63. She married Abraham Abrahams, poet, administrator and bookseller. He worked for the JTA in New York in 1932 and the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, between 1930 and 1937, joining their executive committee in 1931. His publications included Poems (London, 1932) and Background of unrest: Palestine journey 1944 (London, 1945).

About the collection

Correspondence and papers of Israel Meir Lask, including correspondence, 1922; letters, from Palestine, to his parents (Mr and Mrs Joseph Cohen-Lask) and sister, 1930-63 (mainly 1930-50).

Correspondence and papers of Beth Zion (Roochel) Lask, and her husband, Abraham Abrahams, 1918-82; papers relating to the Lask-Abrahams Library in Tel Aviv, c.1960.

Date range:

1856, 1918-82

Former references:



3 boxes

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