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LOT: 236

A letter ‘for zealousness and strength’ signed by Maran Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar, the Divrei Yoel. Williamsburg 1975.

Letter written on a typewriter and signed by Rabbi the Divrei Yoel of Satmar, sent on the 1st day of slichot. He blesses the members of the community “preserving the Jewish people.” He offers strength to members of the community defending themselves and the Charedi education against attacks from outside. He ends with blessings for the community for a kesiva u’chasima tova…”. On official letterhead. 27x20cm. Folding creases, filing holes, light stains, overall very good condition. Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar (1887-1979) was the son of Admor Rabbi Hanina Yom Tov Lipa of Sighet, the Kedushat Yom Tov. From his youth his greatness became clear, he studied Torah day and night, and before his wedding he received smicha from a number of rabbis, led by Rabbi Moshe Greenwald, the Arugas HaBosem. In 1911 (age 24) he was appointed Rabbi of Orshiwa, and then he became rabbi of Kroly and then Satmar, after which he was named. In 1953 he was appointed Ga’avad of the Eida Charedit in Jerusalem. He was known for his immense greatness in the Torah and his great holiness, wherever he served he placed many disciples, many of the great rebbeim of Israel considered themselves his disciples and deferred to him, he was the man who held with great power and carried out the uncompromising struggle against Zionism, and on the other hand funded the institutions that maintain the purity of the Jewish people. He also helped all the ultra-Orthodox and acted as an outside help and organization in organizing demonstrations and advocacy among US government leaders.
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