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Auction No. 15 - 04.09.2017

 

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LOT: 350

A Historical Letter with the Signature of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein. 1958

A historical letter with the handwritten signature of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein regarding assistance to the mohel Rabbi Zvi Branstein after he circumcised 141 children and adults in Poland and his activity made a great impression throughout the Jewish world, and there are hundreds more children in monasteries. The letter is on official document paper of Adugat Yisrael in American and was sent to Rabbi Schwartz. Very good overall condition.
Starting at $250
LOT: 351

A Letter from the Rebbe Naftali Chaim Halberstam of Gorlitz to Chief Rabbi Herzog

A letter on official letter paper, in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rebbe Rabbi Naftali Chaim Halberstam of Gorlitz. The letter is dated Wednesday of the portion of Beha’alotcha 1929. In the letter, the Rebbe asks Rabbi Herzog to send him his books to Poland. It is interesting that he refers to himself as Halberstam – Twersky, using his mother’s maiden name. | Rabbi Naftali Chaim Halberstam [1895-1944], grandson of Rabbi Baruch of Gorlitz, son of the ‘Divrei Chaim’ of Sanz. On his mother’s side he was a grandson of the Rebbe of Hornosteipel. Died at a young age in Siberia. | Folding marks. Aging stains. | Overall condition: Good.
Item sold at $600 Starting at $120
LOT: 352

A Letter from the Rebbe Rabbi Yaakov Friedman of Husiatyn

A New Year’s greeting letter in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rebbe Rabbi Yaakov Friedman of Husiatyn. Dated 6 Tishrei 5701 [1941]. | Rabbi Yaakov Friedman [1878-1956], son of Rabbi Yitzchak Friedman of Bohush and son-in-law of Rabbi Yisrael of Husiatyn, both among the greatest Rebbes of their time, and a direct descendant of the Rebbe of Ruzhin who was known as ‘King Yisrael’. He founded the Chassidic-Zionist Federation ‘Chevrat Yishuv Eretz Yisrael’ along with his relatives Rabbi Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapiro of Drohovitch and Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Friedman of Sadigura. Filing holes. 13x21 cm. Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $200
LOT: 353

A Letter from the Rebbe Rabbi Yisrael Spira of Bluzhov to Rabbi Tenenbaum, Secretary of the ‘Va’ad HaYeshivot’

A letter on official letter paper, in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rebbe Rabbi Yisrael Spira of Bluzhov to Rabbi Moshe David Tenenbaum, the legendary secretary of the Va’ad HaYeshivot over many decades. The letter was written on 17 Av 5732 [1972] and deals with: doing something good for another Jew, a topic which characterized the Rebbe. The Rebbe lavishes his blessings “Ketivah V’chatima tova and a good life and complete healing…health…pleasure and expansion”. | The Rebbe Rabbi Yisrae Spira [1889-1989], one of the foremost Rebbes of America, and head of the Chibat Yerushalayim Kollel. A grandson of the Rebbe Rabbi Zvi Elimelech of Bluzhov author of ‘Zvi L’Tzadik’ and a descendant of the author of the ‘Bnei Yisaschar’. Served as Rebbe in Ustrzyki, Poland. After the Holocaust – in which he lost his wife – he emigrated to New York. He reached an extremely old age and was considered the elder of the Rebbes. Known for his holiness and his self-sacrifice for the Jewish people, as can be seen from the letter before us. | Folding marks. | Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $350
LOT: 354

A Letter in the Handwriting of Rabbi Moshe Yechiel HaLevi Epstein, the Rebbe of Ozharov-Chentchin

A letter in the handwriting of Rabbi Moshe Yechiel HaLevi Epstein, the Rebbe of Ozharov-Chentchin. To the Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Yair Weinstock, regarding printing Rabbi Weinstock’s books. A leaf written on both sides. Folding marks. Good overall condition. The Rebbe of Ozharov (1889-19710) was one of the foremost Rebbes of his generation, and a member of the Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah. Rabbi Moshe Yair Weinstock (1899-1982) was one of the great Kabbalists. He wrote 83 books on different topics, one for each year of his life.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 355

A New Year’s Greeting in the Handwriting and with the Signature of the Rebbe of Karlin Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Perlow

A new year’s greeting letter, 8 lines long, in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rebbe of Karlin Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Perlow. Folding signs. Very good overall condition. Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Perlow of Karlow (1892-1942) the eight Rebbe of Karlin, son of Rabbi Yisrael of Stolin, served as Rebbe from 1921 until he was murdered in the Holocaust in 1942. He was in Israel when the War broke out (he spent four extended visits in Israel) and the Nazis invaded his city, yet he returned to his city in order to encourage the Jews and was murdered there by the Nazis on 14 Cheshvan.
Item sold at $500 Starting at $500
LOT: 356

A Collection of 4 Letters from Rabbi Baruch Yehoshua Yerachmiel Rabinowitz, the Rebbe of Munkacs

A collection of four letters from Rabbi Baruch Yehoshua Yerachmiel Rabinowitz: 1. A letter with his handwriting and signature, with very important content to Rabbi Chaim Zvi Schwartz from 1947. In the letter, the Rebbe writes “And we are very satisfied that you agreed to our coming to your country, and perhaps the fact that no student of the Baal Shem Tov has ever set foot in your country means that we must fill the void and breathe life into our Jewish brethren there”. “Like the example of when we were in Budapest during the War, which was the stronghold of the opponents of Chassidut in Hungary, and we were successful in raising the honor of the chassidut and the chassidim… Perhaps this is why the city was saved from the Holocaust and remained the only city of all the holy congregations of Europe to be saved”. At the end are 4 lines in his handwriting and his signature with wishes for a happy and successful new year. 2. A letter entirely in the handwriting and with the signature of Rabbi Shneur Zalman Zingrontsch from 1948. Regarding the school children in our country, upon whom the whole generation is dependent for their tikun. At the end is a new year’s greeting and his signature. 3. A letter entirely in his handwriting and with his signature. At the end “May God fulfill all of your wishes for the good…and a kosher and joyful festival”. 4. A letter entirely in his handwriting and with his signature. To Rabbi Chaim Zvi Schwartz. At the end is a blessing in his handwriting and with his signature. At the end “And may you merit to have a gmar chatima tovah in all five of the books of the righteous”. All of the letters are on official document paper. Stains on one letter. Folding marks. Very good overall condition.
Item sold at $700 Starting at $300
LOT: 357

A Letter from Rabbi Avraham Shlomo Katz, Av Beit Din of Satmar

A letter of approbation on official document paper in the handwriting of Rabbi Avraham Shlomo Katz of Satmar to the publisher of a commentary on Tehillim by the Rebbe the Minchat Eliezer of Munkacs. Folds and tiny tears without damage to the text in the top section. Good overall condition.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 358

A Collection of 2 Letters from the Gabbai of the Rebbe of Skver

1. The letter was written on Thursday Devarim Menachem Av 5721 [1961], on the Rebbe’s official letter paper, by the Gabbai Rabbi Yeshaya Yoel Unger [brother of Rabbi Ungar who was the Av Beit Din of the Chug Chatam Sofer], “who writes at the Rebbe’s command”. 2. An excerpt [the end of the letter and the signature] of a letter which also seems to have been written on the same type of letter paper. In the excerpt before us are blessings: “Much pleasure – healing and salvations and all good”. And the signature: “Who writes at the command of the Rebbe, Yeshaya Yoel Unger”. The Rebbe Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Twersky of Skver [1898-1968] Appointed as Rebbe following the death of his father the Rebbe Rabbi David of Skver in 1927 in the city of Calarasi, Romania. After the Second World War, he moved to the city of Bukarest and in 1948 emigrated to America. In 1957, he founded the New Square neighborhood in New York, to provide his followers with a suitable place to live. Overall condition: Fair-good.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 359

A Wedding Invitation with the Handwritten Signature of the Rebbe of Skver

An invitation to the wedding of the grandson of the Rebbe of Skver. The invitation was sent to the Rebbe of Trisk with an addition and signature in the handwriting of the Rebbe of Skver. Excellent condition.
Starting at $400
LOT: 360

A Letter of Approbation from Rabbi Yaakov Leiser, the Rebbe of Pshevorsk. Antwerp. 1983

A letter from Rabbi Yaakov Leiser, the Rebbe of Pshevorsk. Antwerp. An approbation for the publisher of the books of the Rebbe of Rachov.“I do not usually write approbations, but this time I surpassed myself…”. The letter is on official document paper with his handwritten signature. Folding marks. Very good condition. The Rebbe Rabbi Yankele Leiser of Pshevorsk, son-in-law of the Rebbe Rabbi Itzkel of Pshevorsk. He led the community in Antwerp after his father-in-law’s death. He was known as a genius in Torah and halacha and as an expert in the Chassidic writings. He was known for his extensive knowledge of stories about tzadikim, which he had heard from people who passed them down verbally. Died in 1996.
Item sold at $650 Starting at $500
LOT: 361

A Letter from the Toldot Aharon Rebbe

An airletter, in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rebbe of Toldot Aharon, Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Kahn. The letter is dated 26 Iyar 5728 – 1958 (according to the postal stamp). The letter is addressed to Rabbi Zvi Schwartz of Brazil, who appears to be one of the supporters of the Chassidut. The Rebbe writes: “And I come to give thanks for the support and encouragement of my son Shmuel Yaakov [the current Toldot Avraham Yitzchak Rebbe] who is in great poverty…there is not enough for half of the expenses, and this support revived him”. The Rebbe also asks to exchange the messenger who transfers the money because “the second delivery has also yet to arrive and needless to say, nor has the last months”. The Rebbe showers him with blessings “Health and success, and holy nachas from all of your offspring, one who pursues charity and kindness will find life, charity and honor”. | Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kahn [1914-1996], one of the most important Rebbes and founder of the ‘Toldot Aharon’ Chassidut. After the death of his father-in-law Rabbi Aharon Roth, known as Reb Ahrale, most of the Chassidim decided to appoint his son-in-law as the Rebbe’s successor. During his time as Rebbe the Chassidut flourished greatly and expanded, and centers of the Chassidut were established in Beit Shemesh, as well as in New York. He was considered one of the primary opponents of Zionism, and was known for his sanctity and abstinence. | Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $200
LOT: 362

A Letter in the Handwriting and with the Signature of the Rebbe Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam of Bobov

A letter with an additional blessing in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rebbe Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam of Bobov, on official document paper from 1986. At the end of the letter the Rebbe writes “And may God help with salvation and good influences and may he be elevated in great expansion”, and his handwritten signature. The Rebbe Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam the Second was born in 1908 and died in 2000. He was the third Rebbe of Bobov, restored the ruins of the Bobov Chassidut after the Holocaust, and rebuilt it as a large Chassidut with congregational institutions in many places worldwide. Known especially as a leader who fled from conflict. Folding marks. Very good condition.
Item sold at $800 Starting at $800
LOT: 363

A Wedding Invitation, With a Long Addition in the Handwriting and with the Signature of the Rebbe of Lelov

A letter from the Rebbe Rabbi Shimon Biderman of Lelov, on the marriage of his youngest daughter to the grandson of the Rebbe of Vizhnitz, dated 18 Sivan 5749 [1988]. To Rabbi Natan Zvi Freidman, Rabbi of Shikun Hay in Bnei Brak, and author of the encyclopedia ‘Otzar HaRabbanim’ which contains twenty thousand entries of Rabbis and Torah leaders. | In the right part of the invitation the Rebbe adds a long addition in his handwriting and with his signature and at the end blesses “And please God, I will also rejoice in your celebrations, Shimon Natan Netah Biderman son of the Rebbe of Lelov”. | The Rebbe Rabbi Shimon Natan Netah Biderman of Lelov [1931-2009], the son of Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Biderman – the Rebbe of Lelov. Known for his great humility, as one who does many kind deeds and as a miracle worker. In addition to his hundreds of disciples, thousands of people flooded to his door to ask for advice and blessings. Rabbi Yitzchak David Grossman was one of his followers. On the night of Yom Kippur 2009, after leading the congregation in the Kol Nidrei prayer, he went into his room, and died. Hundreds of thousands of people attended his funeral on Motzaei Yom Kippur, and he was buried next to his ancestors on the Mount of Olives. | Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $425 Starting at $180
LOT: 364

A Letter in the Handwriting and with the Signature of Rabbi Eliezer Hager, the Rebbe of Seret Vizhnitz

A thank-you letter for a donation to the yeshiva in the handwriting and with the signature of the Rebbe Rabbi Eliezer Hager of Seret Vizhnitz. 18 lines. The Rebbe Rabbi Eliezer Hager (1924-2015), author of ‘Chochmat Eliezer” was the second Rebbe of Seret Vizhintz. Filing holes. Folding marks. Very good overall condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $150
LOT: 365

A Letter of Approbation from the ‘Yeshuot Moshe’ – the Rebbe of Vizhnitz

A letter of approbation on official document paper with the handwritten signature of the Yeshuot Moshe of Vizhintz to the publisher of a commentary on Tehillim by the Rebbe the Minchat Eliezer of Munkacs. 12 Tammuz 5734 [1974]. Excellent condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $200
LOT: 366

A Letter of Recommendation from the Rebbe the ‘Yeshuot Moshe’ of Vizhnitz

The letter is dated 26 Elul 5717 [1957]. On official letter paper and with the handwritten signature and stamp of the Rebbe of Vizhnitz. Written about 15 years before he was appointed as Rebbe, when he held the most important positions within the Chassidut as Av Beit Din of the Vizhnitz neighborhood and as the Rosh Yeshiva. The Rebbe Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager [1916-2012], the fifth Rebbe of Vizhnitz. One of the greatest Rebbes in the world and the chairman of the Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah of Agudat Yisrael. 16x24 cm. Folding marks. Aging stains. Tiny tears in the margins. Overall condition: Good-very good.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $200
LOT: 367

A Letter with the Signature of the Rebbe of Belz

A letter on official letter paper and with the handwritten signature of the Rebbe of Belz. The letter is dated Cheshvan 5753 [1992], and is an approbation for a book which has been republished. The Rebbe blesses “may you be blessed with a healthy body and soul and with a wealth of blessing and success in all you do from much pleasure and expansion of the mind”. The Rebbe mentions Rabbi Yosef Babad, Dayan of Belz – London in his letter. | Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, the fifth Rebbe of Belz. Member of the Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah of Agudat Yisrael. Appointed as Rebbe at the age of 18, in his time the Belz Chassidut flourished and became one of the three largest chassiduyot in Israel. | Folding marks. | Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $400 Starting at $400
LOT: 368

A Letter with the Signature of the Rishon L’Zion Rabbi Yaakov Meir. 1933

A letter on official document paper with the handwritten signature of the Rishon L’Zion Rabbi Yaakov Meir. Regarding the charity money for the Iraqi community in Jerusalem. 1933. Folding marks. Very good overall condition. Rabbi Yaakov Meir (1856-1939), the first Rishon L’Zion and Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel through the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
Item sold at $100 Starting at $100
LOT: 369

A Letter from Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef to Rabbi Sha’ar Yashuv Cohen

A letter on official letter paper, entirely in the handwriting, with the stamp and with the signature of Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef. The letter is dated 1 Cheshvan 5765 [1965]. A recommendation for Rabbi Mordechai Sasson. | Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef [1920-2013], the Chief Rabbi of Israel – the Rishon L’Zion. The spiritual leader and president of the Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah of the Shas party, the most senior Sephardi Rabbi of his generation, known as the Posek of the Generation. His period was a golden age for Sephardi Jewry in the Land of Israel. His funeral was attended by half a million people, and was the largest funeral in the history of the State of Israel. | Filing holes. | Overall condition: Very good.
Item sold at $325 Starting at $150
LOT: 370

A Collection of Leaves and Protocls of Beit Din in the Handwriting of Mori Yichye Tzalach – Maharitz

A collection of fragments of leaves from the Beit Din of Mori Yichye Tzalach (Maharitz 1715-1805), the foremost Yemenite sage of the 18th century, Dayan, Av Beit Din and Chief Rabbi of all Yemenite Jewry. Author of the book “Peulat Tzadik” and more. Among those who set the stones for the Yemenite prayer liturgy. On one of the leaves is the name: …Al Moussa son of Said in 83 Lshtarot (244 years ago), matches the Maharitz’s handwriting and the period. The leaves were inside a book owned by the Maharitz. A total of ten leaves sized: 3x8/8x8/4x5.5 cm.
Item sold at $120 Starting at $120
LOT: 371

A Collection of 4 Books of the “Tanya” and More. Special Editions

1. Sefer Likutei Amarim Tanya. With the bibliographical section of the editions of the Tanya, with photographs of the title pages of the first editions and manuscripts of the Tanya, 200 years after the death of the Alter Rebbe. Brooklyn – New York. Heichal Menachem Branch 2013. 2. Sefer Likutei Amarim Tanya. Printed in honor of the festival of redemption 1998. In the branch of Heichal Menachem Sinai. Paris, France. 3. Sefer Likutei Amarim Tanya. Printed in 2016. 150 years since the death of the Tzemach Tzedek. 4. The prayers of Mincha and Ma’ariv. Printed in 1960. The two hundredth anniversary of the Ba’al Shem Tov’s death. Blemish on the binding. Overall condition: Good-very good.
Starting at $100
LOT: 372

A Tehillat Hashem Prayer and Power. Faid IDF Base | 1973 Rare

Prayer book in the liturgy of the Ari, with Tehillim with a different title page. Printed at the IDF base Faid in Egypt straight after the Yom Kippur War, under the instruction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe “To show that Africa is in not captured through my strength, or as it was called “Egypt” but rather through “my spirit’ The printing was permitted with the intervention of Rabbi Zvi Lipsker, a Lubavitcher and required special permission from Ariel Sharon, and received media coverage in the newspapers of the time, ,about the self-sacrifice of Chabad chassidim. Leaves of the prayer book missing from page 13 until page 44. 704 pages, 12.5 m. Pages 44-102. Overall condition: Good.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 373

A collection of Tehillim and Tanya. Faid IDF Base, Egypt. 1973

A book of Tehillim ‘Ohel Yosef Yitzchak’ and it is accompanied by a collection of letters from the letters of the Rebbe… Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak…of Lubavitch.” 12 cm. 2. The book Likutei Amarim Tanya. By Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. 11 cm. The books were printed in a mobile printing press, on the IDF base in Faid, Egypt, immediately after the Yom Kippur War, at the instruction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe “To show that Africa, or as it was called, ‘Egypt’ was not captured through our own strength, but ‘through My sprit says the God of Hosts’. The first edition was made possible through the efforts of Zvi Lipsker and required a special permit from Ariel Sharon, which caused a stir in the media at the time about the dedication and self-sacrifice of Chabad chassidim throughout the world.
Item sold at $220 Starting at $200
LOT: 374

The Book of the ‘Tanya’ Given by the Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Tanya printed in honor of forty years of the Rebbe’s term as Rebbe. On the title page is written “I received it from the Rebbe’s holy hands, the night of 10 Shevat 5750 [1990]”. [3] 235 leaves. 22 cm. Soft binding in blue-turquoise. Ownership stamps. New condition. Overall condition: Excellent.
Item sold at $770 Starting at $770