Lot 71: Letters of Support for the Emissary of the Meron Yeshiva - Signed by Renowned Rabbis and Rebbes
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Leaf with five letters of support of the mission of the emissary Rabbi Yehuda Meir Martenfeld, embarking on a journey on behalf of the yeshiva founded adjacent to the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron near Safed. Letters by R. Natan Nachum HaCohen Rabinowitz, the Kromolow Zawiercie Rebbe; Rebbe Yisrael Pinchas HaCohen Rabinowitz of Radomsko; Rebbe Aharon Halberstam; R. Meir Shapira, Rabbi of Lublin; and R. Shabtai HaCohen Rappaport, Rabbi of Wodzis?aw. Poland, 1928-1929. · The first letter signed by R. "Natan Nachum HaCohen". The Kromolow Zawiercie Rebbe Natan Nachum HaCohen Rabinowitz (1873-1943), son of the author of Chesed L'Avraham of Radomsko. He was an outstanding figure among Polish Rebbes in the interim between the two world wars. He served as Rebbe for more than 50 years from the time his illustrious father died in 1892, first in the Kromolow rabbinate and from 1912 in nearby Zawiercie to which he relocated his Beit Midrash and court acquiescing to the request of his Chassidim to move to a place more accessible by train. During the Holocaust, he was interned in the Warsaw ghetto and killed in Treblinka. · Autograph letter signed by Rebbe Yisrael Pinchas HaCohen Rabinowitz of Radomsko, with his stamp. Rebbe Yisrael Pinchas HaCohen Rabinowitz Rabbi and Av Beit Din of Radomsko (1865-1942), son of Rebbe Zvi Meir Rabinowitz Rabbi of Radomsko. In 1902, he succeeded his father in the Radomsko rabbinate and served as rabbi for 40 years until he was murdered in the Holocaust. · Autograph letter signed and stamped by Rebbe Aharon Halberstam. Rebbe Aharon Halberstam (1865-1942) served in the town of Bia?a near Bielsko. Son of Rebbe Yosef Ze'ev, son of Rebbe David Halberstam of Chrzan?w-Sanz. · Autograph letter signed by R. Meir Shapira, Rabbi of Piotrk?w. R. Meir Shapira Rabbi of Lublin and of Piotrk?w (1877-1934), founder of the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva who conceived the idea of the Daf Hayomi. One of the first members of Mo'etzet Gedolei HaTorah. · Autograph letter signed by R. Shabtai HaCohen Rappaport, Rabbi of Wodzis?aw. Bielsko, 1929. Rabbi Shabtai HaCohen Rappaport (1885-1944) served as Rabbi of Wodzis?aw and in 1935 relocated to serve in the Pi?cz?w rabbinate. Perished in the Holocaust. Leaf, 26.5 cm. Written on both sides. Fair condition. Wear and tears to margins, paper reinforced with acidic adhesive tape.