Lot 91: Album of Letters of Good Wishes for a Wedding in the Family of the Stern-Kinstlicher Rabbis - Dozens of Letters from Hungarian Rabbis and Rebbes - Including Letters by the Vizhnitz Rebbe, Author of Ahavat Yisrael, and by the Rebbe of Spinka
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Album with letters of good wishes, upon a wedding which took place in the family of Rebbe Avraham Stern, Rabbi in Nov? Z?mky (Neuh?usel) - blessings upon the marriage of his son R. Bezalel Stern [author of Betzel Chochma] with the daughter of R. Zvi Kinstlicher, Rabbi Sibiu (Nagyszeben, Hermannstadt). Elul 1932. Letters of good wishes, calling cards and greeting cards, postcards and telegrams, "alternative" telegrams [telegram-like leaves printed especially for the wedding, with the names of the groom and the bride, and with the inscriptions "Alternative telegram on behalf of the Nov? Z?mky Yeshiva / or: "Alternative telegram on behalf of the Talmud Torah of Sibiu]. The album also contains the wedding invitation and the invitation to the previous wedding in R. Stern's family - the wedding of his son R. Mordechai Stern with the daughter of R. Shaul Broch, Rabbi of Ko?ice. A very impressive collection. An elegant neat album with dozens of autographs of leading Hungarian rabbis, including Chassidic rebbes. Many letters from notable rabbis and rebbes and dozens of letters by community figures, friends and relatives. These include: · a letter signed by the Vizhnitz Rebbe Yisrael Hager, author of Ahavat Yisrael. · Letter from Rebbe Yitzchak Isaac [Weiss] of Spinka. Vynohradiv. · Letter from the grandfather Rebbe Yosef Meir Tigerman Rabbi of Nov? Z?mky [who due to his state of health could not travel to Hermannstadt to participate in his grandson's wedding]. · Letter by R. Shaul Broch, Rabbi of Ko?ice. · Letter by R. Shmuel David HaLevi Unger. · Letter by R. Meir Leib Frei, Rabbi of ?urany. · Many more letters by various rabbis from various cities [for a more comprehensive list, see Hebrew description]. R. Bezalel Stern (1911-1988) son of R. Avraham Stern (1884-perished in Holocaust 1944. Author of Melitzei Esh, Gapei Esh, Kitvei Esh, Mesader Chilikun V'Shitot, and other books). From his youth he was a renowned Torah scholar. Studied in the famous Galanta, ?urany, Trnava and Pressburg Yeshivot and was celebrated for his outstanding depth of study wherever he studied (his brother, Rabbi Moshe Stern the Debrecen Rabbi, author of Be'er Moshe, attested that R. Bezalel was famous for several renowned questions he asked). In 1932, he wed the daughter of R. Zvi Kinstlicher Rabbi of Hermannstadt (1871-1965, author of Be'er Zvi, a leading rabbi of Transylvania, close to the Belzer Rebbe) who guided his son-in-law on the way to becoming a posek. From 1942, R. Stern assisted his father-in-law in the Hermannstadt rabbinate. In 1955, he was appointed rabbi in Melbourne (Australia). He also served in the Vienna (Austria) rabbinate and in his senior years, he established his Beit Midrash in Jerusalem. He is particularly well known for his six-volume Betzel HaChochma series of responsa. 153 paper items pasted into an old album, 25X16 cm. Including: 21 regular letters, 27 postcards, 81 handwritten letters on telegram forms, 14 telegrams, 2 invitations and 8 printed cards. Overall good condition.