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LOT: 152

Bank repayment of loan receipt signed by Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Kahneman, Rabbi of Ponevezh

For 12 Israeli lirot and 500 prutot, from Bank Leumi, Bnei Brak branch, signed by the head of the Ponevezh yeshiva, Rabbi Yosef Shlomo Kahneman. Generally very good condition, 16x6cm.
Starting at $180
LOT: 156

Postcard written by hand by the mother of the Chazon Ish, the Rabbanit Leah Karlitz

Probably to Rabbi Shmuel Greenman, in Yiddish. 1930. Rare and historic item. Content not checked. Size: 15x10cm. Signs of folding and wear, generally good condition.
Item sold at $300 Starting at $120
LOT: 157

Letter handwritten and signed by Maran Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

On contacting the income tax authority. 10 lines handwritten and signed with an abbreviation. Holes from filing, signs of folding. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $140
LOT: 158

Large page of divrei torah, handwritten by Rabbi Avraham Elyashiv, with lists of signatures and stamps of his son, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv when he was a child. Rare

Large page of divrei torah regarding the Passover sacrifice, copying from the Ba’al HaLeshem in the handwriting of his son Rabbi Avraham Elyashiv. On the back of the page are "Yosef Shalom Elyashiv" signatures and initials "Yesha" paintings and drawings of the Temple's walls and other handwriting by his son, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, probably as a child. And after his immigration to Eretz Israel, founder and rabbi of "Tiferet Bachurim" in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv's father. The Chafetz Chaim and the Maggid Rabbi Elikum Getzel Levitan. Married to the daughter of Rabbi Shalmana Elyashiv. He published his father-in-law's books and authored a book by Avrahami. Stains. Folding marks. A small rupture in the fold. Good general condition.
Item sold at $180 Starting at $180
LOT: 159

Two pages handwritten by Rabbi Yehezkel Abramsky

Two pages of divrei torah mentioning his book the Chazon Yehezkel. Not signed. Page taped on the prior page. The rabbi (1886-1976) was a leader of Charedi Jewry and a leader of the Council of Torah Sages. Rabbi of Slotzk, and then Ga’avad in London. In his last years he lived in Jerusalem. Signs of folding, generally good condition
Starting at $180
LOT: 160

Letter handwritten by the head of the Ponevezh yeshiva, Rabbi Shmuel Rozovsky

To the member of the Council of Torah Sages, Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Klein. Letter on official letterhead of the Poalim Organization of Agudat Yisrael, from 1960. Signs of folding, generally very good condition
Starting at $120
LOT: 161

Lot of 2 letters signed by Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin

1. Letter on official letterhead of the Council of Torah Sages, signed by Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin with an additional handwritten remark. Blessing for the marriage of the grand-daughter of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Klein. 1959 2. Letter on official letterhead of the Council of Torah Sages, signed by Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin with an additional four lines handwritten and signed. 1942. Signs of folding. Generally very good condition
Starting at $120
LOT: 162

Handwritten letter signed by Maran Ovadiya Yosef

On official letterhead from when he served as a member of the Beit Din in Jerusalem, written entirely by hand and signed. Filing holes, very good condition.
Starting at $150
LOT: 163

Letter handwritten by Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Wasner

On official letterhead, written and signed. From 1954, blessings to his student. Rabbi Wasner (1913-2005), the Shevet HaLevi, was head of the Chochmei Lublin yeshiva in Bnei Brak, a great posek (known as a posek hador). Student of Rabbi Meir Shapira of Lublin. In 1939 he moved to Israel, and in 1947 he was appointed at the Chazon Ish’s behest to rabbi and Av Beit Din of Zichron Meir in Bnei Brak, where he served until he died. Known as a miracle worker. Signs of folding. 21x13cm. Generally very good condition.
Item sold at $170 Starting at $120
LOT: 164

Letter signed by the Admor Pnei Menachem of Gur

On official letterhead of the Histadrut Agudat Yisrael, from 1981. Signs of folding, generally good condition.
Starting at $220
LOT: 165

Lot with a halakhic responsum handwritten, and a document signed by Maran Ovadiya Yosef

1. Responsum on official letterhead regarding a case where someone is sitting on a bus and an elderly person or a talmid chacham gets on. Signs of folding, generally good condition. 2. Document from the Jerusalem rabbinical court signed by Rav Ovadiya Yosef, Rav Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg, and Rabbi Yosef Kapach. Good condition.
Item sold at $150 Starting at $120
LOT: 166

Historic letter signed by Rabbi Ben Zion Aba Shaul

Letter to the Chief Rabbinate in which the head of the Porat Yosef yeshiva (Rabbi Ben Zion Aba Shaul) asks them to give him a certificate to be a city rabbi. The rabbi says that he has served for 25 years as the head of the yeshiva and that he was certified to the rabbinate by Rav Ben Zion Meir Hai Uziel, Rabbi Era Atia, and Rabbi Hezekia Shabtai. The letter was typewritten and signed by hand. Small tears, no damage to text. Filing holes. Signs of folding. Generally good condition.
Item sold at $200 Starting at $120
LOT: 167

Halakhic responsum with corrections and additions by Rabbi Ovadiya Yosef

4 pages on official letterhead regarding the machatzit hashekel. Signs of folding, generally very good condition.
Starting at $180
LOT: 168

Interesting letter from the Agudat Israel Center on the establishment of the Council of Torah Sages with a list of candidates for membership

Typewritten letter on official letterhead, from 27th of Sivan 1944, with a request to Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Klein (1875-1961), rabbi of Nuremberg and then of the Charedi community of Haifa and a member of the Council of Torah Sages, informing him that the national conference held in Petah Tikva has decided to re-establish the "Council of the Torah" as it was before the Shoah, and asks him to join as a council member, as he would in time be. Particularly interesting is the list attached to this letter, with the names of the members of the council, and some of the title amendments, among the members included, the Admor the Imrei Emet of Gur , the Abir Ya'akov of Sadigura, the Damesek Eliezer of Vizhnitz, Rabbi Aharon of Belz, the Chazon Ish, Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, the Maharitz Dushinsky and more. The letter is signed by the heads of Agudat Israel, Rabbi Moshe Beloya, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Levin, and Rabbi Yitzchak Breuer. Folding marks. Minor stains. Good overall condition.
Starting at $280
LOT: 169

Letter signed by the Admor of Vizhnitz, the Yeshuot Moshe

From 1965 by the Admor Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua of Vizhnitz, when he served as head of the Vizhnitz yeshiva during his father’s lifetime (the Admor Rabbi Haim Meir, Imrei Haim of Vizhnitz). Letter sent by the Yeshuot Moshe and the manager of the yeshiva, Yaakov David (Davidka) Vizhnitzer, to Rabbi Kohlenberg of Brussels (Belgium), in which they request that he help and have power of attorney in the construction of their beit midrash in Antwerp. They bless him in the letter. Handwritten signature.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 170

Kvitlach handwritten by the Rabbanit Bat Sheva Kanievsky, wife of Rabbi Haim Kanievsky

2 handwritten pages by the rabbanit, with names for her to daven for (various reasons). Signs of folding, generally good condition. The Rabbanit Bat Sheva Esther Kanievsky (1932-2012) was the daughter of the Grish Elyashiv zt'l and Marat Sheina Haya, the daughter of Rabbi Aryeh Levin zt'l. In the month of Kislev 1951, she married Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, Shlita, the son of the Kehilot Yaakov, Rabbi Ya'akov Israel Kanievsky - "The Steipler", the match was made by the Chazon Ish. In parallel with her husband receiving audiences (which continues to the present day), the rabbanit began to receive women at their famous home on Rashbam Street in Bnei Brak, women came to receive her tips and blessings known there and in fame and word-of-mouth exemplars about her blessings. On Shabbat Chol Hamoed, 2012, she passed away, tens of thousands accompanied her on her last journey and she was buried in the Sabbath observant cemetery in Bnei Brak.
Starting at $180
LOT: 171

Handwritten letter signed by the Admor Rabbi Haim Mordechai of Nadvorna, the Davar Haim, with blessings for good health

On official letterhead, written entirely by hand. Sent 1968, to a donor with blessings for good health and a good new year. Admor Rabbi Haim Mordechai of Nadvorna, the Davar Haim (1903-1978) was the eldest son of the Admor HaZaken of Nadvorna, Rabbi Itamar Rosenbaum; son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer Zeev Kretshnif; father of Admor Rabbi Yaakov Issachar Beer of Nadvorna, who succeeded his father in Bnei Brak. His sons-in-law include: his brother-in-law Admor Rabbi David Moshe of Kretshnif, his nephew the Admor Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Rosenbaum of Kretshnif-Sighet, and his cousin Rabbi Eliezer Zeev of Rachov. He served as Admor during his father’s life. He was exiled from city to city during the Shoah and then moved to Israel. He established the Nadvorna yeshiva in Bnei Brak which still bears his name, “Ma’amar Mordechai.”
Item sold at $280 Starting at $150
LOT: 172

New Year’s blessings handwritten and signed by the Admor Rabbi Haim Mordechai of Nadvorna, the Davar Haim

Part of an envelope with new year’s blessings handwritten and signed by the Admor, Rabbi Haim Mordechai of Nadvorna, the Davar Haim (1903-1978), who was the eldest son of the Admor HaZaken of Nadvorna, Rabbi Itamar Rosenbaum; son-in-law of Rabbi Eliezer Zeev Kretshnif; father of Admor Rabbi Yaakov Issachar Beer of Nadvorna, who succeeded his father in Bnei Brak. His sons-in-law include: his brother-in-law Admor Rabbi David Moshe of Kretshnif, his nephew the Admor Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Rosenbaum of Kretshnif-Sighet, and his cousin Rabbi Eliezer Zeev of Rachov. He served as Admor during his father’s life. He was exiled from city to city during the Shoah and then moved to Israel. He established the Nadvorna yeshiva in Bnei Brak which still bears his name, “Ma’amar Mordechai.”
Item sold at $150 Starting at $150
LOT: 173

Lot of 9 letters from the family of the Lalov Admorim

1. Letter on official letterhead of the Admor Rabbi Shimon Natan Neta, a son of the Admor Rabbi Yaakov Yitzhak Beiderman, brother of the Admor Rabbi Moshe Mordechai. Sent to Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Beiman, asking the Admor to help the Admor Rabbi Moshe Mordechai and his family. 2. Blessing in Yiddish on official letterhead of Rabbi Shimon Natan Neta, handwritten by his daughter-in-law, the wife of the Admor Rabbi Moshe Mordechai. 3. Kvitel by a Jew named Avraham Issachar ben Zimla to the Admor Rabbi Shimon Neta Nata Beiderman 4. Request for support for the widowed daughter of the Admor Rabbi Shimon Natan Neta Beiderman, the Rabbanit Elisheva Lifshitz, and her family. Sent to the rabbinical leaders of Poland: Rabbi Yaakov Meir Beiderman, Rabbi Avraham Winberg, Rabbi Pinchas Natan Erlich, Rabbi Yehezkel Spigelgalz. 5. Sent to the management of the Hayei Olam yeshiva, a request by the signees to add the Admor Rabbi Yaakov Yitzhak Beiderman to the management. 22 Jerusalem sages have signed. 6. Four letters from the son-in-law of the Admor Rabbi Yaakov Yitzhak Beiderman, Rabbi Alter Haim HaLevi Shipman. Some have many tears with damage to text. Bad to ok condition.
Starting at $200
LOT: 174

Collection of rabbinical signatures from stamped envelopes, from the performance celebrating 35 years of settlement in Gush Katif

14 envelopes signed by Israeli sages. Rav Yisrael Meir Lau, Rav Meir Mazuz, Rabbi Sha’ar Yeshuv HaKohen, Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, Rav Abraham Yosef, Rav Yisrale Ariel, Rav Tzafaniya Drori, Rav Eliezer Waldman, Rav Yitzhak Peretz, Rav Yosef Glicksberg, Rav Zalman Baruch, Rav Shlomo Avner, Rav Yona Metzger, Rav Yisrael Ariel. All in excellent condition.
Starting at $120
LOT: 175

Letter from Chief Rabbis of Israel on the Baron Rothschild

On official letterhead of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel signed by Rabbi Ben Zion Meir Hai Uziel and Rabbi Yitzhak Isaac HaLevi Herzog to the Va’ad of Zichron Yaakov to mark the community memorial for the Baron Binyamin ben Yaakov Rothschild. Light stains, generally good condition.
Item sold at $130 Starting at $120
LOT: 176

Invitation from Rabbi Aharle Rata and the Admor Rabbi ShlomkeZwohiller for the wedding of the Admor of Shomrei Emunim.

Rare printed invitation, for the wedding of the Admor Rabbi Avraham Haim Rata of Shomrei Emunim, to the rabbanitBatya Haya, daughter of Admor Rabbi Mordechai Goldman of Zwohil, from 1945 at the groom’s house. The first half has an acrostic with the names of the bride and groom. On the invitation appear the groom’s father’s name (Rabbi Aharon Rata), and the bride’s father’s name, and the grandfather Rabbi Shlomo Goldman (who died only a few months later). Signs of folding, slight tears. Generally very good condition.
Starting at $220