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Herzl Press to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary; Published 72 Books

The tenth anniversary of the Herzl Press will be celebrated with a luncheon on May 20, at the Jewish Agency for Israel, it was announced here today. In observance of the anniversary, the Herzl Press will publish its seventy-second title, “Coming Home,” a memoir by Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi, widow of the second president of Israel, Itzhak Ben-Zvi.

Dr. Emanuel Neumann is chairman of the Herzl Foundation which sponsors the Herzl Press and Dr. Raphael Patai is editor of the Herzl Press. “Coming Home” deals with the period in Palestine from 1908 to 1918, the date of the beginning of the British rule in Palestine. Its pages include portraits of the early Ben Gurion; Chaim Weizmann returning from his desert encounter with the Emir Feisal; life under Turkish rule in Palestine; and the beginnings of the political underground that was to eventually result in the founding of the Jewish State in 1948.