Lot 68: Letter by Rabbi Yehuda Assad - To his Son-in-law Rabbi Aharon Bichler, Rabbi of J?szber?ny
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Autograph letter signed by R. Yehuda Assad, to his son-in-law R. Aharon Bichler. [Dunaszerdahely, 1863]. On verso, a letter in Yiddish by his brother-in-law "Moshe Assad son of the Mahari". . Letter in Hebrew and Yiddish. Congratulations and blessings upon entering the rabbinate, written by R. Yehuda Assad to his son-in-law " R. Aharon Bichler Av Beit Din of J?szber?ny, and his wife, my daughter, the pious and wise Rebbetzin Sril and all your offspring ". R. Yehudah Assad (1796-1866), illustrious Torah scholar and head of yeshiva in Hungary, disciple of R. Aharon Suditz and of R. Mordechai [Maharam] Bennet. Served in the Senica (Semnitz) and Dunaszerdahely rabbinates. Recommended to the rabbinate by the Chatam Sofer. Among his works: Mahari responsa - Yehuda Ya'aleh, Mahari novellae on the Talmud, Divrei Mahari on the Torah. His son, R. Yitzchak Moshe Assad (1843-1930), disciple of his father and of the Ktav Sofer, lived in Mak?. Cited in the Mohari responsa Siman 357 is a letter written to R. Yitzchak Moshe by his father at the time he was studying in Pressburg by the Ra'avad Rabbi Neta Wolf: "To my dear son outstanding in Torah and fear of G-d R. Yitzchak Moshe ". His son-in-law R. Aharon Bichler-Suditz, disciple of the Ktav Sofer and of his father-in-law the Mahari Assad, was appointed to the J?szber?ny rabbinate. See: Kinstlicher, HaChatam Sofer V'Talmidav, p. 478 [there it is mentioned that R. Aharon Bichler entered the rabbinate in 1861, but this letter is dated 1863]. Leaf, 21.5 cm. 8 lines handwritten and signed by Rabbi Yehuda Assad. Thin bluish stationery. Good-fair condition. Stains, small tears and ink damages. Postal stamp and wax seal.