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LOT: 318

Letter with request for support for a bride from the Gaon of Chivin to the kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Englander.

Letter sent by the Gaon of Chivin and head of the Kochav MiYaakov yeshiva, Gaon Rabbi Dov Barish Weidenfeld (1881-1965) to the kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Englander of Haifa, in which he requests support for a student who is marrying off his son. Written by hand and signed. 21x27cm, the letter is on official letterhead, paper, of the Gaon of Chivin, together with the envelope in which it was mailed. Signs of folding, a few tears, generally ok to good condition. Rav Englander was a descendent of Rabbi Naftali Katz, the “Smichat Khachamim,” who moved to Israel in 1933 from Nowy Targ in Galicia. Famous for his exegesis Sha’ar Shimon, on the kabbalistic text Brit Kehunat Olam.
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