Letter signed by the Chabad Rebbe, from 1985, in which he writes to a girl who reached age 12 that “Hashem blessed your success in your studies and your behavior and you will grow up to be worthy of the name of a bat Chabad, and you will influence your friends in the same, you will be an example for Beit Yisrael, which will be educated in the ways of Chassidut.” Truly an important and nice letter. Additional letter from his secretary, from 1985.
The rabbi in his youth at the start of his appointment as the Admor, sitting around a table at a simchah, also appearing is the widow of the Reetz. Very rare photo. An additional photo of the Rebbe while singing. Different sizes, generally good condition, defect in the margins of the photo.
A vase with flowers. Signed “Petilon.” The Kabbalist Rav Yehuda Leon Petilon (died Cheshvan 1985 was known as a master, versed in the soul and reincarnation. He earned money as an artist and received the appellation “The Holy Artist.” He was a part of the group of Kabbalists who studied mysticism and who were nicknamed according to their profession—the Sandaler, Rabbi Moshe Yaakov Revikov, the Halban, Rabbi Chaim Ezra Cohen; HaRatzaf, Rabbi Avraham Fish, and HaMenakeh HaRehovot, Rabbi Yosef Waltuch. Picture not framed, size 35x45cm.
On two corners are the tablets of the Ten Commandments; figure of a woman, in the center there are two Stars of David with the word Zion written inside. At the bottom is the writing “Rachel Imenu,” and on the side is “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its cunning.” Size 45x48cm. Seems to be from Palestine. Start of the 20th century.
For the play “Orzei HaMizvadot” (the baggage packers) with corrections, notes, and directives by the playwright Hanoch Levin. 5 framed sketches with cutouts of fabric examples for costumes for the play “HaNevi’im” (the Prophets) by the designer Buki Shiff. Size of the drawings: 33x24cm. Signed and dated 1983. Hanoch Levin (1943-1999) was one of the greatest artists in Israel. A playwright and theater director, poet and Israeli author. Buki Shiff was a costume designer for the HaBima, Cameri, Beit Lisin, Orna Porat, Haifa, Tzafta, and Beer Sheva theatres, as well as the New Israeli Opera. She worked with Chanan Shanir, Hanoch Levin, Micha Levinson, Ilan Ronen, Ori Paster, Nissim Aloni, and Yisrael Gurion.
A unique and historical item, original work by Meir Gur Aryeh. The famous silhouetted figure of the Old Yemenite riding on a donkey during his journeys, while praying the Tefillat HaDerech from an open book as he passes an ornamental tree. It was first publicized in June 1922, on the cover of the 8th volume of the Jerusalem journal “HaHayim.” Ever since, it has been a popular image in Israeli culture, and has been put on stamps and printed on wood, ceramic, and more. Gur Aryeh was born Meir Gorodsky at the end of 1891 in Bobrusk (White Russia). He studied there art from 1907-1909. In 1913 he moved to Israel with his family, and he continued his studied there at Betzalel. Between 1918-1921 he was a teacher at Betzalel. This is the original silhouette, done in black and white on canvas. It is in a new frame, it underwent professional restoration. Size: 62x62cm.
Sketchwork for the creation of a Hanukkiyah in the shape of a candelabra. Stamp of the artist. Zeev Raban was a teacher at Betzalel. Size 22x26cm, in a frame. Jerusalem. Judaica designed by Raban is very rare.
Sketchwork for the creation of a Hanukkiyah in the shape of a candelabra. Stamp of the artist. Zeev Raban was a teacher at Betzalel. Size 25x35cm, in a frame. Jerusalem. Judaica designed by Raban is very rare.
N. Brenner, who added color to Daniel Moritz’s design. Daniel Moritz Oppenheim was the first Jewish artist who got a name as a Jewish artist in Germany. In his youth he sat at the Rothschild family home in Frankfurt and drew their portraits. From 1865 he began to paint pictures from Jewish family life. Size 30x40cm, very good condition.