Welcome visitor you can or create an account
CALL +972-3-9050090

Auction No. 15 - 04.09.2017

 

Filter by
View as
Display per page
LOT: 325

A Letter from the Mother of the Chazon Ish to her Son Who Was Murdered in the Holocaust

A postcard from Rebbetzin Leah Rasha Karelitz, written on Tuesday of the portion of Beshalach 1937, to her youngest son Rabbi Moshe Karelitz, a Dayan in Vilna, editor of the important Torani journal ‘Knesset Yisrael’ and author of the book ‘Or Chadash’, comments and glosses on Sha’arei Teshuva. In the letter she mentions “Avraham Yeshua” – the Chazon Ish? The entire letter is in Yiddish. | Rebbetzin Leah Rasha Karelitz, wife of Rabbi Shemaryahu Yosef Karelitz Rabbi of Kossova and a direct descedent of Rabbi Aryeh Leib HaLevi Epstein, author of the ‘Pardes’, one of the foremost Rabbis and Kabbalists of 18th century Eastern Europe. Mother of a royal family of which all her sons and sons-in-law were great Torah scholars, known throughout Lithuania and in Israel, led by the Chazon Ish. | Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $250
LOT: 326

A Letter in the Handwriting of the Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Rabbi Chaim Shmulevitz

An 18-line long letter in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Rabbi Chaim Shmulevitz from 1963. In the letter Rabbi Chaim gives thanks for having received the precious booklet “even though his sender knows in what merit I have received it”. He signs his name “Chaim” at the end. An additional signature on the telegram on the other side of the leaf. Good overall condition. Rabbi Chaim Leib HaLevi Shmulevitz, 1902-1978, one of the greatest Roshei Yeshiva of the last generation. He served as Rosh Yeshiva of Mir in Lithuania, during the period of the Shanghai exile during the Second World War, and then in the Land of Israel.
Item sold at $375 Starting at $300
LOT: 327

A Letter in the Handwriting and With the Signature of Rabbi Avraham Dovber Kahana Shapiro, Av Beit Din of Kovno, Author of ‘Dvar Avraham’. Kovno, 1930

A 10-line letter in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Avraham Dovber Kahana Shapiro, Av Beit Din of Kovno, the ‘Dvar Avraham’. Congratulations to Rabbi Aharon Molevsky on his marriage. Kovno 1930. Rabbi Avraham Shapiro author of ‘Dvar Avraham’ (1870-1943), the last Rabbi of the Kovno congregation, one of the greatest Poskim of the last generation. Murdered in the Holocaust. His book became known throughout the Yeshiva world and among poskim. Folding marks. Good overall condition.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 328

An Excerpt from a Letter with the Handwritten Signature of Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz – the ‘Birkat Shmuel’

An excerpt [the bottom right part] of a letter from Rabbi Baruch Ber. Written entirely in his handwriting and with his signature. On squared letter paper. In the surviving excerpt are: blessings (pleasure and -happiness, all success and happiness), date, the place of writing and signature. Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz [1870-1939], Rosh Yeshiva of the Knesset Beit Yitzchak Yeshiva in Kaminetz. The foremost student of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk, and one of the greatest Torah teachers of his generation. He wrote the series of books ‘Birkat Shmuel’ which are one of the basic books for understanding the approach of study in yeshivot. 10x13 cm. Folds and tears. Rare. Overall condition: Fair.
Item sold at $170 Starting at $100
LOT: 329

A Letter with the Signature of Rabbi Yechezkel Abramsky. 1969

A letter with the handwritten signature of Rabbi Yechezkel Abramsky, requesting assistance for the National Center for Family Purity. On an official letterhead, as he was the leader of the organization. Folding marks. Slight tears. Good overall condition. Rabbi Yechezkel Abramsky author of ‘Chazon Yechezkel’ (1976-1886), Av Beit Din of London.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 330

A Letter of Rabbi Naftali HaCohen Schwartz of Viseu to the Gaon of Brasov Rabbi David of Sperber

A long letter of approximately 41 lines in the handwriting of Rabbi Naftali HaCohen Schwartz of Viseu to the Gaon of Brasov Rabbi David Sperber. Regarding printing books and more. Rabbi Naftali HaCohen Schwartz (1846-1897) was a Rabbi and author. Born in the city of Mad where his father and primary teacher, Rabbi Avraham Yeduda Schwartz, served as Rabbi. In 1870, he was ordained to the rabbinate by the author of the Yitav Lev Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Teitelbaum of Sighet, Rabbi Shimon Sofer of Krakow and the Maharam Shik. He moved to Beregszasz and from there to Viseu. He headed his own yeshiva in the village of Viseu. With the death of his father in 1894, he was appointed as Rabbi of Mad, where he established a yeshiva which became one of the largest in Hungary. He died suddenly in 1897 at the young age of 50. Rabbi David Sperber (known as the Gaon of Brasov, 1877-1962) was one of the greatest Romanian poskim in the pre-Holocaust era, author of the Responsa ‘Aprekasta D’Anya’, Av Beit Din of Brasov, a member of the Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah of Aggudat Yisrael in Israel. Written on both sides. Folding marks. Overall condition: Good.
Starting at $200
LOT: 331

A Letter in the Handwriting and With the Signature of Rabbi Yechiel Mordechai Gordon, Rosh Yeshiva of Lomza

A letter of congratulation to Hillel Liberman on the wedding of his son, in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Yechiel Mordechai Gordon, Rosh Yeshiva of Lomza and Rabbi of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky. On the official letterhead of the Lomza Yeshiva in Petach Tikva. Folding marks. Very good overall condition. Rabbi Yechiel Mordechai Gordon (1882-1964) was one of the Roshei Yeshiva of the Lomza Yeshiva in Poland. Founder and Rosh Yeshiva of the Lomza yeshiva in Petach Tikva.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 332

A Collection of Two Letters from Rabbi Yaakov Landau Av Beit Din of Bnei Brak, 1970-1972

A collection of 2 letters from Rabbi Yaakov Landau Av Beit Din of Bnei Brak, regarding ritual slaughter, printed on official document paper, with his handwritten signature and stamp. Bnei Brak 1970-1972. Rabbi Yaakov Landau (1893-1986), Rabbi of the city of Bnei Brak and its Av Beit Din from 1936 to 1986. A Chabad chassid. He was a member of the Beit Din of Chabad Rabbis and was known as “The Elder Chabad Rabbi in the Holy Land”. 16.5/21 cm. Conditions vary. Filing holes, folding marks. Good overall condition.
Starting at $100
LOT: 333

A Letter of Torah Novaelle from Rabbi Meudser, the Second Rabbi of Bnei Brak

A very long letter, two pages with cramped handwriting, with his Torah novaelle on blowing the Shofar. Rabbi Nachman Shmuel Yaakov Meudser [died on 3 Nissan 1948]. Born in Poland to a Chassidic family, a scion of Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeschutz. Studied from the Rebbes: of Socatchov – author of the Avnei Nezer [who even mentions him in his book Avnei Nezer Yoreh Deah 398] and from Ostrovatza. Ordained as Rabbi by the great Rabbis of Poland, including Rabbi Avraham of Porisov. Severed as Rabbi of Brak in Poland. After he immigrated to Israel he served as Rabbi of Bnei Brak between the years 1931-1934. In 1932 he hosted the Rebbe of Gur Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter during his visit to Bnei Brak, with his sons Rabbi Yisrael and Rabbi Simcha Bunim and his son-in-law Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Levin. The Rebbe held his reception for his followers in Rabbi Meudser’s house. When the Chazon Ish came to Bnei Brak in 1933 he stayed in Rabbi Meudser’s house until he moved into his own apartment. Rabbi Meudser Street in Bnei Brak is named after him. [1] official letter leaf. 20x27 cm. Tears on the folds and along the entire middle fold. Overall condition: Fair-good.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $100
LOT: 334

A Letter of Recommendation in the Signature of the Great Rabbis Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib Steinman and Rabbi Nissim Karelitz

The letter is dated Shloshet yemei hagbala 5769 [2008], printed and signed in the handwritten signature of the great Rabbis Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman and Rabbi Nissim Karelitz. The letter’s content is a recommendation for the ‘Mishmeret HaKodesh V’Hachinuch’ [of Rabbi Motke Blau] who “work…to strengthen the borders of holiness and modesty….in several fields which this is not the place to describe”. [1] paper leaf. 29x21 cm. Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $100
LOT: 335

A Letter from the Beit Din HaGadol with the Signature of Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank, 1927

A letter with Beit Din confirmation of divorce, in handwriting on official document paper of the Beit Din HaGadol of all the Ashkenazi congregations in the Holy City of Jerusalem, with the signature of Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank and Rabbi Yosef Gershon Horowitz, 1927. Size: 22/29 cm. Folding marks. Very good overall condition.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 336

A Letter in the Handwriting and with the Signature of Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld Rabbi of Jerusalem

A letter permitting slaughter of chickens, on official document paper in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, Rabbi of Jerusalem. Size: 27/27 cm. Folding marks, slight tears. Good overall condition.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $200
LOT: 337

A Letter from Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Naftali Zilberberg – the Tzadik of Warsaw, to Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld

An interesting letter, in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Naftali Zilberberg, known as Rabbi Naftali Warsawer or the Tzadik of Warsaw. The letter is dated 24 Cheshvan 5763 [1903]. Sent to Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld. In the letter, he asks Rabbi Sonnenfeld to pray and even to send messengers (in exchange for payment) to the Western Wall, and even states the type of messengers (Torah scholars, Godfearing and members of Kollel Warsaw) and other matters. | Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Naftali Zilberberg [1850-1930], son of Rabbi Avraham Binyamin Beinush Av Beit Din of Kutno and Virshov. One of the foremost Rabbis of Warsaw, a disciple of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter and Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveichik author of the Beit HaLevi. Had a close relationship with the Netziv of Volozhin and the Chafetz Chaim, as well as with the Avnei Nezer and the Sfat Emet of Gur. He wrote many books on matters of halacha, and was very active in strengthening religious practice, especially Shabbat observance. He brought the works of the Maharal Tzintz to print, as well as the works of his father Rabbi Avraham Binyamin Av Beit Din of Kutno and Virshov, and the works of his grandfather the Kutno Gaon author of the Zayit Ra’anan. | Folding holes. Folding marks, Aging stains. | Overall condition: Good-very good.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $180
LOT: 338

A Membership Certificate of the Beit Va’ad Klali Jerusalem with the Stamp of the Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shmuel Salant, 1909

A membership certificate of the Rabbi Meir Ba’al HaNes Fund, with the signature of the members of the HaVa’ad HaKlali of the Ashkenazi Kolelot, Perushim and Chassidim, Jerusalem. At the end is the original stamp of the Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Shmuel Salant. Printing press of Rabbi Yisrael Dov Frumkin, Jerusalem, 1909. Dimensions: 33.5x41 cm. Tears, mainly on the folds without damage to text. Stains. Fair-good overall condition.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 339

A Letter from Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook. 1920

A letter from Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook with a request to include Rabbi Yitzchak Rabinowitz, one of the students of the Shaar HaShamayim Yeshiva among those receiving support. 1920. A letter on Rabbi Kook’s interesting and rare letter official document paper “Does Holy Work in the Holy Land”. Filing Holes. Folding signs. Very good overall condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $200
LOT: 340

Torah Thoughts by Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

An autograph in the handwriting of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv. Four lined notebook pages written in his typically crowded manner. The date which appears on them is Rosh Hashana 5722 [1962]. This appears to be a sermon which was prepared and never delivered | Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv [1910-2012]. Grandson of the Kabbalist, author of the ‘Leshem Shevo V’Achlama’. When he was only a child he wrote some of part 3 of his grandfather’s book, recording what the Leshem dictated. The Leshem refers to him in his book “Fortunate is the one who gave birth to him”. One of the greatest poskim for over 70 years. Known for his tremendous diligence and his deep and fundamental knowledge of all realms of the Torah, so much so that he could issue clear halachic rulings on any topic whatsoever. He later became the greatest posek of the generation. In the last twenty years of his life he led the Torah world in Israel and abroad. | Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $280
LOT: 341

A Letter from Rabbi Elyashiv to the Chief Rabbi Herzog

A letter in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv to Chief Rabbi Herzog. Dated 19 Shevat 1957 regarding ordination of a Rabbi. Rabbi Elyashiv refers to Rabbi Herzog with tremendous honorifics “The crowning glory of the Jewish people Rabbi Yitzchak HaLevi Herzog”. | Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv [1910-2012]. Grandson of the Kabbalist, author of the ‘Leshem Shevo V’Achlama’. When he was only a child he wrote some of part 3 of his grandfather’s book, recording what the Leshem dictated. The Leshem refers to him in his book “Fortunate is the one who gave birth to him”. One of the greatest poskim for over 70 years. Known for his tremendous diligence and his deep and fundamental knowledge of all realms of the Torah, so much so that he could issue clear halachic rulings on any topic whatsoever. He later became the greatest posek of the generation. In the last twenty years of his life he led the Torah world in Israel and abroad. | Folding marks | Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $280 Starting at $280
LOT: 342

A Letter with the Signature of Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner

A letter on official document paper of the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva from 4 Tammuz 5723 – 1963. An undertaking to immortalize the name of the donor and to learn Torah in his merit after he passes away… with the handwritten signature of Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wosner. Filing holes. Folding marks. Very good overall condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 343

A Letter of Torah Novaelle in the Handwriting and with the Signature of the Kabbalist Rabbi Shalom Lopez to Rabbi ‘Binyamin HaTzadik’

A long, three-page letter. Dated 12 Adar 5733 [1973]. In the letter are Torah novaelle in the handwriting of the Kabbalist Rabbi Shalom Lopez. An encompassing discussion of prayer at the correct time. The letter begins with an introduction about the severity of being late to pray. The letter is addressed to Rabbi Binyamin Zilber. Among the leaves are inscriptions in the handwriting of Rabbi Binyamin Zilber who edited them and prepared them for print, and they appear in his book Az Nedabru, chapter 86. There are three lines through the last lines, including the Kabbalist’s signature, an erasing which Rabbi Zilber marked for the printer where to print. | Rabbi Shalom Aharon Lopez [1904-1994]. Rabbi of the city of Acco for 45 years. Born in Aleppo. After his immigration to Israel, he developed a close relationship with the Rabbis of Jerusalem: the Brisker Rav, Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank and Rabbi Amram Blau. He established the ‘Mekabtzeiel’ organization together with Rabbi Yehuda Tzedaka. In 1950, he was asked by the Rishon L’Zion Rabbi Ben Zion Meir Chai Uziel to accept the position of Chief Rabbi of Acco. | Folding marks. Staple holes. Aging stains. | 21x16 cm. Overall condition: Good.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 344

A Letter from the ‘Tzadik of Ra’anana’ Rabbi Yitzchak Huberman

A postcard written on both sides. To the Etz Chaim yeshiva in Jerusalem. In the handwriting and with the signature of the Kabbalist Rabbi Yitzchak Huberman. Postal stamp dated June 13, 1972, Ra’anana. The letter deals primarily with money which he is transferring to the yeshiva, and he mentions the names of the donors for salvation. | Rabbi Yitzchak HaCohen Huberman, the ‘Tzadik from Ra’anana’. [1896-1977]. He was a student of the author of the ‘Shem Mishmuel’ of Socatchov and of Rabbi Glikson (the son-in-law of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk), and was connected to the Rebbes of Gur. After the Holocaust, he served as Rabbi as the city of Wetzlar in Germany. In 1950, he immigrated to Israel and settled in Ra’anana. Over time he became known as a Kabbalist and miracle worker, and many people flocked to him to receive his blessing. Rabbi Elazar Menachem Mann Shach wrote about him in the approbation to his book Ben L’Oshri: “Known to be full of hidden and revealed wisdom”. | Filing holes, 14x9 cm. Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $260 Starting at $150
LOT: 345

A Letter in the Handwriting and With the Signature of Rabbi Moshe Kliers, Rabbi of Tiberius

A letter in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Moshe Kliers to the Rabbi of Jerusalem Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld. Regarding request for help for a Torah scholar. The letter Is on official document paper of the Or Torah yeshiva in Tiberius. Folding marks. Good overall condition. Rabbi Moshe Kliers (1876-1934) was the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Tiberius. He married the daughter of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Kastelnitz, one of the prominent Slonim chassidim in the city of Tiberius, and resultantly moved to the city and became a Slonim chassid. At the invitation of the Rebbe, Rabbi Shmuel Weinberg of Slonim, who wanted him to teach his son, he travelled to study Torah in Slonim for several years. In 1900 he established the Or Torah yeshiva at the gravesite of Rabbi Meir Ba’al HaNes, which he headed until his death. He went to the yeshiva every Sunday and stayed there until Thursday. One of his sons, Chaim Elisha, was murdered in the 1929 massacres. At the end of his life he became sick, and on the doctors’ orders moved to live in the Kiryat Shmuel neighborhood. In 1933 he became ill and sent a letter to Rabbi Asher Zev Verner who was in America asking him to come to Tiberius and accept the position of Chief Rabbi of the city. Died on 23 Shevat 5794 [1934]
Item sold at $240 Starting at $220
LOT: 346

A Collection of 2 Letters from Rabbi Dov Berish Weidenfeld of Tschebin and His Son-In-Law Rabbi Baruch Shimon Schneersohn

A collection of two letters: 1. A letter on official document paper from 6 Tammuz 5723 [1963]. Blessings for a complete recovery with the handwritten signature of Rabbi Dov Berish Weidenfeld of Tschebin. Filing holes. Folding marks. Very good overall condition. 2. A letter on official document paper of the yeshiva of the Tschebiner Gaon ‘Kochav MiYaakov’, Jerusalem, from 9 Tamuz 5763 – 1963. A receipt and blessing from Rabbi Baruch Shimon Schneersohn, son-in-law of the Tschebiner Rav. Filing holes. Folding marks, Very good overall condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $300
LOT: 347

A Letter of Recommendation to a Bridegroom in the Handwriting of Rabbi Eliezer Berland

A letter of recommendation for a bridegroom for a student in the “Shuvu Banim” yeshiva, all in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Eliezer Berland. The letter is on official document paper. Folding marks. Very good overall condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 348

A Collection of 2 Letters by Rabbi Eliezer Shlomo Schick, the Mohorosh – the Tzadik MiYavniel

1. A letter [1] official document paper, dated 23 Sivan 5746, printed, signed with his handwritten signature and his stamp. Addressed to Mrs. Bracha Attiya. He lavishes many blessings upon her “May God send you blessing and success in all that you do, healing and salvation…and health and longevity”. At the end, he adds a segulah “Please light six candles… and add two oil candles and at the time of candle lighting you should ask for everything you need”. 2. A letter [2] official letter paper dated the eve of the festival of Succot 5747. Printed, and signed with his handwritten signature and stamp. Addressed to Mr. Peretz Attiya. An especially long letter with wonderful advice and guidance for how to become close to God. Rabbi Eliezer Shlomo Schick [1940-2015], a leader of the one of the sects of Breslov Chassidut. Most of his followers live in Yavne’el, and he himself shuttled backwards and forwards between Yavne’el and New York. He wrote many books and booklets. In recent years his grave has become a magnet for those waiting to get married, who come there and conduct a certain type of Tikun, and many people are saved. [3] official letter paper, 28x22 cm. Folding marks. Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $190 Starting at $120
LOT: 349

An Excerpt from a Letter from Rabbi Shlomo David Kahana ‘The Father of Agunot’

Official letter paper, in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Shlomo David Kahana. Dated 1935. A quarter of the letter [the top right-hand section] is missing. Rabbi Shlomo David Kahana [1869-1953], Av Beit Din of Warsaw and the Ashkenazi Rabbi of the Jewish Quarter until its capture in 1948. He studied in the Volozhin yeshiva under Rabbi Chaim HaLevi Soloveichik and the Netziv, and in the Kollel Perushim in Kovno, and was ordained as Rabbi by Rabbi Yitzchak Elchonon Spektor. He was known for his extensive work in permitting the agunot of the First and Second World Wars to remarry, and was therefore known as the ‘Father of Agunot’. As soon as the Second World War broke out he began to prepare for permitting the agunot of the various countries involved in the war. He composed a standard Heter Agunot which could be used in most cases, and began to collect testimony and to permit Agunot to remarry while relying on the halachic ruling of ‘Trei Rubei’. He attested that he freed approximately 3000 agunot at the beginning of the War based on this ruling, and never encountered a case in which the husband was later found to be alive. 21x28 cm. Aging stains. Folding marks with tears on the folds. Some of the letter is missing. Overall condition: Fair.
Starting at $100