SAMPTER, JESSIE. (1883-1938). American Zionist, writer and Hadassah educator. ALS. (“Jessie Sampter”). 4pp. 8vo. G’ivat Brenner, April 24, 1934. To Harris Pine.
“It is a great pleasure to me to keep in touch with you until the time when you will return to Palestine.
Since I wrote to you last, and received your interesting reply, a change has taken place in my life. I have become a member of a Kevitza, at Givvat Brenner, a few miles south of Rehobath, and am now living here. I have sold my house, and with the money a vegetarian Rest Home, chiefly for workers, is being built on this beautiful hill. I will live there, as I am not very strong and cannot live under the ordinary conditions of Kevitza life. Now, while I am waiting, I am getting here in the Kevitza the special conditions that I need.
I love being here. As I know how to draw and do handicraft, my chief occupation, outside of writing and teaching, is for the children, making dolls, etc., for them. Life here is very full and rich in everything but material wealth. No – there are also many cultural lacks, but there is hard work, much striving and much searching of hearts. There are several rather good musicians here, but they do not get enough time to play. One of the best spends her evenings teaching Hebrew to the German immigrants instead of playing on the piano.