This week, an anonymous donor donated 100 books that are currently being sold online.
This donation was made during the Jewish holidays of Shavuot, the first week of the New Year.
The donations came in through a group called the American Jewish Library Association.
The organization is hoping to raise $5,000 to help the nonprofit start the collection.
Some of the books include:The collection is meant to help fund the continued preservation of rare books.
The donations are being made to fund the restoration of some of the oldest libraries in the world.
“We’re looking at all of the collections we have that are not in public collections,” Rabbi Joshua A. Leff, the president of the organization, told the New York Times.
“Some of them are in museums, some of them have no hope of being restored.
And some of those are not as accessible as we might like to see them.”
The book that will go up for auction is The Last of the American Indians by William Bradford Beaumont.
It was written in 1851.
“This is the one I would want to see in my home,” Leff told the Times.
Bealmont was a prominent abolitionist, a pioneer in the American Indian movement and a prominent American writer.
His book was the subject of a popular play by William Shakespeare in 1827.
The play was called The Last of America.
“He is a hero of mine,” LeFF said.
“He was a hero in my mind and my heart.
I think he’s one of the greatest people that I’ve ever met.”
The books were donated to the Jewish Library Foundation by the Jewish Community Center of Brooklyn, which also donated the book collection.
Leff hopes that his group can raise $50,000.