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Palestine/Yishuv: "Kofer ha'Yishuv" female donor ring, 1938-1939; size: 2.1cm; weight: 2.2g. Between 1938-48 the Jewish community instituted a self-defence fund-raising program (Ko
Item code: 0133179

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Sales price $300.00
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Palestine/Yishuv: "Kofer ha'Yishuv" female donor ring, 1938-1939; size: 2.1cm; weight: 2.2g. Between 1938-48 the Jewish community instituted a self-defence fund-raising program (Kofer Ha'Yishuv - 'Community Levy'): a non-voluntary levy self-imposed on the Jews, on imports, entertainment, drinks, and even as imposed contributions during key Jewish holidays (evaders faced "honor courts"). Residents were encouraged to donate items of precious metals (an initiative called "Matat Takhshitim" - giving of jewelry), in exchange for which they would receive a 'token' - a ring, a pin, a document.