Lot 17: Notice. Ruling of the Beit Din of the Peirushim and Chassidim regarding the Chaluka of the Österreich -Galician Kollel. Jerusalem, 1907.
January 15, 2013
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Notice. Ruling of two Jerusalem batei din regarding the chaluka of the Österreich -Galicia kollel. A group of chassidim, headed by Mendel Rand, spread rumors, claiming that the kollel was distributing their donations inappropriately. This group promulgated their slander in Eretz Yisrael and throughout the world with their printed work, 'Shimu Harim'. Three people, with the approval of the kollel rabbis, were appointed to inspect the kollel's account books and verified that the libels are completely unfounded. Therefore, Mendel Rand is considered a 'mivazeh' and must ask forgiveness from the Rabbis and administrators of the kollel. Jerusalem, 3rd of Adar, 1907.The names of the 'Peirushim' Rabbis are printed on the bottom of the notice: Chaim Yaakov Shapira, av beit din; Moshe Nachum Wallenstein; Aryeh Leib ben HaRav Elimelech Dov Hershler. In addition to three chassidic Rabbis: Dovid Lipman Shovaks, av"d Kollelot Chassidim; Yosef Yehuda ben Rabbi Dov HaLevi [Strasburg, grandfather of the Melamud-Freilich families, the Dayan of Kosson, author of Yad Yosef, Jerusalem  with the approbation of Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Diskin]. Avraham ben Dovid Hakohen. Two stamps: Beit Din Peirushim and Beit Din Chassidim. Broadside. 47x31 cm.  page. Complete. Original folds. Tears without loss. Light blemish to text. Unknown episode regarding the Österreich -Galicia kollel.