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Rare letter handwritten and signed by the Tzaddik Rabbi Zundel Salant, the Gaon Rabbi Yeshaya Bardaki, and more. Jerusalem 1862.

To a group of rabbis and public leaders, from a group of Ashkenazi rabbis. Rabbi Yosef Zundel Salant (1786-1865) was father-in-law of Rabbi Shmuel Salant and student of rAbbi Haim of Volozhin. Founded the Mussar movement, and was the rabbi of Rav Yisrael fo Salant. Rabbi Yeshaya Bardaki (1790-1962) was born in Pinsk (father was Rabbi Issachar Dov Beer). In 1825 he moved to Israel, married the daughter of Rabbi Yisrael of Shklov, student of the Gra. When his father-in-law died in 1739 he led the Ashkenazi community of Jerusalem. Even princes and lords came to visit him, including a story of a prince of Austria who came and had to wait until he had finished his long prayer. The Austrian Emperor sent for him to pray on his behalf when he fell ill. He is the father-in-law of Rabbi Shmuel Salant. | The letter refers to issues of the Yishuv in Israel and money from abroad. 14x10cm. Generally very good condition.
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