Precious Words of Guidance by Rebbetzin Sara Schenirer, 1929.
A student's yearbook upon completing her studies in the Beis Yaakov Teacher's Seminary of Krakow, with autographed letters of blessings and memories from fellow friends.
On the first page of the album, which includes memories from the years 1929 – 1934 in places around Europe, there is a handwritten inscription from Rebbetzin Sarah Schenirer herself. She begins in big letters with the three verses that she frequented to say and which served as the essence of her teachings:
"Serve Hashem with joy."
"I place Hashem before me always."
"Teach us to number our days."
This is followed with brief words of guidance in light of these words.
Rebbetzin Schenirer wrote this message in Ravka, a village near Krakow, which held the Beis Yaakov summer camps and educational training courses.
Rebbetzin Sara Schenirer (1883 – 1935) was the founder of the Beis Yaakov movement. She established the very first teacher's seminary in the year 1923 which rapidly expanded into a network of girls' schools all throughout Poland, initiating an incredible revolution in the world of education for Jewish girls.
34 leaves | 9 x 16 cm | Album format | Original material binding | Iron-plate decoration on the cover