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Letter Signed by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky and Other Rabbis

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Letter of recommendation by Rabbi Yitzchak Koledezky, signed by rabbis. Bnei Brak, 2012. Among the signatures: Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, Rabbi Shimon Badni, Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, Rabbi Sraya Debiletsky, Rabbi Ya'akov Meir Stern, and others. Leaf, 29 cm. Good condition, folding marks.

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Photographs Original photograph from the Zionist Congress, with Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Chaim Weizmann sitting next to each other. It was apparently the 12th Zionist Congress. The 12th Zionist Congress convened in Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia in September 1921. This was the first congress following World War I, the Balfour Declaration and the institution of British sovereignty in Israel. The discussions were primarily dedicated to expansion of the settlement in Israel and the establishment of enterprises with national value. During the conference, the proposal to establish the Keren HaYesod (United Israel Appeal) was approved. In addition, the purchase of land in Emek Yizrael and settlement of that area were approved. Jabotinsky was invited to this congress by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, and even sat at the presidium table (as can be seen in the photograph). At this event, Weizmann was elected President of the World Zionist Organization. Size: 26X40 cm, inside of a frame of 47X50 cm. Condition: Very good.

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Collection of Letters - Jerusalem and Eretz Israel Rabbis

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Collection of various letters, signed by rabbis and renowned Torah scholars, Jerusalem and Eretz Israel sages, [19th/20th century]: * Letter handwritten and signed by Rabbi Chaim Berlin Av Beit Din of Moscow, about Eretz Israel funds. Moscow, 1881. Signed twice, once on each side. (the leaf is torn with damaged margins). * Letter of Torah thoughts and family matters, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman HaCohen Kook [father of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak], to his youngest son Rabbi Shaul Chane HaCohen, soon before his wedding [c. end of 1890s]. On the verso is a letter handwritten and signed by his son "Chaim HaCohen Kook". * Letter handwritten and signed by Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky Ga'avad of the Eda HaCharedit. On the verso is a letter by Rabbi Naftali Sofer. * Letter signed by the managers of the Diskin Orphanage and by Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld. Jerusalem, 1930. * Long interesting letter, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Ya'akov Yosef Slonim Av Beit Din of Hebron, about the appointment of a guardian for his orphaned grandson [Shlomo Slonim, whose parents were murdered during the 1929 riots]. Jerusalem, Adar 1933. * Letter signed by the Rabbi of Teplik Rabbi Shimshon Aharon Polansky. Recommendation for the young man "Great genius Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov Goldvicht…who has great abilities and studies Torah…". Jerusalem, 1942. * Receipt of payment of salaries of Rosh Metivtas and teachers of the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, with many signatures. Among them: Rabbi "Chaim Mann", Rabbi "Aryeh Levine" (8 signatures), Rabbi "Yeshaya Cheshin", Rabbi "Mendel HaLevi [Wolpe], etc. Jerusalem, Tishrei 1942. 7 letters, varied size and condition.

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Letter of Rabbi Chaim Kreiswirth, head of rabbinical court of Antwerp to Rabbi Elyashiv

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters Rabbi Chaim Kreiswirth (1918-2001) was known in Galicia as the "Prodigy of Krakow" due to his phenomenal knowledge of the Talmud (when he was only 20, Rabbi Avraham Dov Kahan Shapira, the author of "Dvar Avraham", wrote about him that "among the exiles from Poland, there is a yound man about 22 years old who is a wondrous prodigy, a real genius, who knows by heart the complete Talmud with the Tosafot and most of the Rambam … and he understands and has wonderful new interpretations"). When he became head of the rabbinical court in Antwerp, he became famous all around the world as a great genius and as a brilliant lecturer. Rabbi Chaim also engaged in act of charity and kindness, supporting hundreds of widows and orphans. The greatest rabbis of the generation liked him, which is expressed in the letter before us. The letter, from 14.11.1971, is an answer to a request made by Rabbi Elyashiv asking Rabbi Chaim to help him in a certain matter and arrange a meeting between Rabbi Roitman and himself. Between the lines, one can see the love between these two geniuses. The letter is printed and hand-signed by Rabbi Chaim. Size: 21X27 cm. Condition: Excellent, creases.

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Collection of Letters and Documents - Rabbi Chaim Simcha Halevi Soloveitchik - Brother of the Beit HaLevi

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Large collection of dozens of letters in Hebrew and in Yiddish, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Chaim Simcha Soloveitchik, to his grandson Dr. Yitzchak Refael HaLevi Holzberg and his family, from 1900-1917. Additional letters and documents in Russian and in Lithuanian. Copy from the list of residents, 1885; passport; a document regarding the assets of the Soloveitchik family in Kovno; and more. the letters mention various topics in the name of Rabbi Chaim Simcha's nephew - Rabbi Chaim of Brisk. Rabbi Chaim Simcha HaLevi Soloveitchik (c. 1830-1921), the younger brother of Rabbi Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik author of Beit HaLevi - both sons of Rabbi Yitzchak Ze'ev Soloveitchik "Rabbi of the community" in Kovno, son of the daughter of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin. An exceptional Torah scholar and wise sage, one of the foremost rabbis of the Kovno community. From his youth, he was recognized as a great genius among the disciples of the Maharil Diskin and was a friend of his son Rabbi Yitzchak Yerucham Diskin. this connection of Rabbi and disciple persevered for many years and Rabbi Soloveitchik assisted the Maharil for many years. When the Maharil Diskin travelled to Paris on his way to Eretz Israel, his beloved disciple Rabbi Chaim Simcha accompanied him to take care of all his teacher's arrangements. When the Maharil Diskin was imprisoned following charges based on libel, Rabbi Chaim Simcha got himself imprisoned too, so that he could serve his teacher. Later, he accompanied him to Paris on his way to Eretz Israel, in order to take care of all travel arrangements. Rabbi Chaim Simcha was known for his sharp mind and in 1879, when Rabbi Yosef Dov, author of Beit HaLevi was chosen as Rabbi of Brisk, he requested his brother to assist him in arranging the rabbinic community matters in his new environment. Rabbi Chaim Simcha arrived at Brisk, and during a month succeeded in fixing new arrangements in all public and community institutes. Again, when his nephew Rabbi Chaim was chosen in 1892 to succeed his father in the city of Brisk, he invited his uncle Rabbi Chaim Simcha to assist him lest he stumble in his first steps in the rabbinate. [At that time, both of them foiled a blood-libel spread by an apostate about the Rabbi of Biala - see enclosed material]. In the spring of 1915, during World War I, the Jews were expelled from the city of Kovno. Rabbi Chaim Simcha was exiled from his home and after wandering at length, he reached the Smolensk region in inner Russia, there he resided at the estate of one of his acquaintances in the village of Shirkovka. He died on the 25th of Shevat 1921 and was buried in the city of Khotsimsk [this archive contains a letter in Russian, written in Smolensk on January 10, 1921 - five days after Rabbi Soloveitchik's death]. the letters are from the archive of Rabbi Chaim Simcha's grandson Rabbi Yitzchak Refael HaLevi Etzyon-Holzberg (1885-1981), whose mother died some two weeks after his birth. He was raised by his grandfather Rabbi Chaim Simcha like his own son. (See Items 259, 383 for more information about Rabbi Chaim Simcha and his grandson). Approximately 35 items, more than 50 leaves, containing almost 30 letters in Hebrew and in other languages, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Chaim Simcha Soloveitchik and his family. Varied size and condition.

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Four Letters Handwritten by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Four letters in the handwriting of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky: * Torah responsum, on postcard (one line of words of Torah and return name and address in his handwriting). * Two letters about personal matters, apparently written by Rabbi Chaim to show his father, the Steipler. With Rabbi Chaim's handwritten response on the letters. * Photocopy of a letter by the Steipler concerning internal elections of Agudat Yisrael (1976) - instruction to support the list called HaGush L'Tziyut V'Hagshama. With an interesting addition in the handwriting of Rabbi Chaim. 4 letters. Varied size. Overall good condition.

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Proclamation request for donations to Yeshiva of Mea Shearim – 1899

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters A Newsletter with letters of the sages of Jerusalem and Lithuania. Apparently the newsletter was used by the emissary of the Yeshiva of Mea shearim to the surrounding towns of Lithuania. The letter was signed by the rabbis of the yeshiva: Rabbi Shaul Chaim Horowitz, founder of the yeshiva; Rabbi Zerch Reuven Braverman; Rabbi Aryeh Leib Dayan; Rabbi Menachem Nachum Hacohen (agent); Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Lewi; Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld; Rabbi Avraham Kretzmer. Letters from: Rabbi Diskin, Rabbi Chaim of Brisk, Rabbai Mohilever, Rabbai David Menachem Regensburg, Rabbi Jonathan Alisberg, Rabbi Avraham David Rozowski of Grodni, Rabbi Shabtai Volach of Reznai, Rabbi Avraham ein Harine of Sohaooala, Rabbi Yom Tov Lipman of aorsezah, Kovna rabbis - Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Shapira, Rabbi Shaul Elhanan and Rabbi Aryeh Leib, and Rabbi Naftali Hertz HaLevi, head of Jaffa beth din. The letter reflects the difficulties encountered by the first settlers outside the walls. The letter described the difficulty of the "many colonies" (the new neighborhoods outside the wall) to reach the Talmud Tora in the main part of town, and weak Kids of young ages, when they walked a long distance back and forth, may be, God forbid, exposed to many terrible diseases teeth ... even with obstacles boys generally available to people on their way to the devil. "these dangers were spared thanks to the PBC in the new neighborhood of Mea Shearim. 4 pages size: 23X26 cm. Condition: Excellent.

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Handwritten letter by Rabbi Chaim Berlin and signed by him, to the General Committee in Jerusalem – 1895

by Jerusalem of Gold Ltd.

July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters A letter from Rabbi Chaim Berlin, while serving as rabbi of Kobrin, to 'General Council' in Jerusalem. 1895. The letter mentions Rabbi Shmuel Salant, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem and head of the General Committee. Rabbi Chaim Berlin (1832-1913), son of the Netziv of Volozhin, was rabbi of Moscow, and then replaced his father as head of the Volozhin yeshiva. After that he Served as Rabbai of Kobrin, where he was revered even by the Hasidic circles. In 1906, at the age of 75, he moved to Jerusalem. There he served as chief rabbi of Jerusalem beside Rabbi Shmuel Salant and also after his death in 1909. Despite his old age he did great things for Jerusalem and for religious and grace institutions. Was appointed head of the financial division of the 'General Committee of the Knesset Israel'. He would receive each person with a warm welcome, and was admired by all the communities. The letter showed that Rabbi Chaim Berlin acted in favor of the General Committee in Jerusalem, years before he immigrated to Israel and was elected its president! Condition: Very good.

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Letters by the Warsaw Tsaddik - Rabbi Chaim Naftali Zilberberg

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Letters handwritten and signed by Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov Naftali Zilberberg, sent to Jerusalem to Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld. 1900-1926. [Breslau, 1900; Warsaw, 1913; 1922; 1926]. the "Warsaw Tsaddik" - Rabbi Chaim Ya'akov Naftali Zilberberg (1850-1930), a leading Warsaw posek. Disciple of the disciples of Rabbi Akiva Eiger and disciple of Rabbi Yisrael Salanter and the Beit HaLevi. He was also accustomed to visiting the rebbes of his times, Rabbi Avraham of Ciechanów and the Sfat Emet of Ger. He was a confidant of the Netziv of Volozhin and the Chafetz Chaim (Rabbi Elchanan always referred to Rabbi Naftali with the title "HaGaon HaTsaddik"). Rabbi Zilberberg was very active in reinforcing Shabbat and family purity observance and he printed proclamations solidifying halachic adherence. He edited the writings of his father Rabbi Avraham Binyamim Av Beit Din of Wieruszów and the writings of his grandfather, the Gaon of Kutno, author of Zayit Ra'anan in preparation for printing. throughout his lifetime he worked to publish the books of the Maharal Zunz. 4 letters, varied size and condition.

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Letters and Photographs - Mir Yeshiva

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Letters and photographs from the archive of Rabbi Moshe Finkel, son of the head of the yeshiva Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel. Among the letters: * An interesting letter by Rabbi Yechiel Ya'akov Weinberg, to Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, Montreux, Nissan 1964. * Letter of condolence from the Jerusalem Magid Rabbi Ben Zion Yadler, to Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel. * Bill upon receiving a loan from Rabbi Finkel for "Chinuch Atzmai fund for extra hours (of teaching)", signed by Rabbi Zalman Sorotzkin. * Long letter from the Mir Yeshiva signed by the head of the yeshiva Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel. * Bill signed by Rabbi Moshe Finkel, Rabbi Nachum Partzovitz and Rabbi Aharon Chadash. * Passport photograph, of Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel and another photograph of Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz and Rabbi Moshe Finkel. 7 items, varied size and condition.

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Four letters – Rabbi Chaim Dov, the Shochet of Shfeya

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters Rabbi Chaim Dov Cantor (1865-1944), “the Shochet of Shfeya,” one of the founders of Shfeya, immigrated to Israel at a young age after the death of his father, and studied at Etz Chaim Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He worked as a shochet in Shfeya and was the head mashgiach at the winery in Zichron Yaakov. He was very active and dedicated to advancing the national renaissance while adhering to religion. He was also a member of the Mizrachi movement and a close friend of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook, taking part in the Moshavot tour which Rabbi Kook initiated. He also participated in the establishment of the Chief Rabbinate, as well as organizing a program to save orphans in the Ukraine by bringing them to Israel. A. Invitation sent to Rabbi Chaim Dov, handwritten by Rabbi Aryeh Boyarsky, Shochet in Binyamina. 1940. Invitation to attend [as a Mohel?] the Brit Mila (circumcision) of a baby boy born to a man named Yehoshua “who works for the butcher, Mr. Zach.” B. Touching letter of condolence from his friend, Moshe Yevzerov, following the murder of his son in law, Rabbi Nachum Weissfish. Moshe Yevzerov was the manager of Carmel Mizrachi in Haifa, and the son of the famous Maggid, Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Yevzerov, one of the greatest Chovevei Zion. On July 3, 1938, Rabbi Nachum Weissfish set out early in the morning for work at the grove at the border of Zichron Yaakov, where five Arabs assaulted and murdered him. He was one of the top students from Etz Chaim Yeshiva. The letter is written on the formal, official stationary of “The Cooperative Winemakers Union of the Rishon Lezion and Zichron Yaakov Wineries – Carmel Mizrachi.” C. Handwritten contract for a building on the Moshava, between Rabbi Chaim Dov and Choneh Weissman, one of the founders of Shfeya, 1926, signed by two witnesses. D. Letter from Rabbi Moshe Hameiri Ostrovsky. 1924. In his letter to Rabbi Chaim Dov, as a member of the Zichron Yaakov branch of the Mizrachi, he asks for confirmation of his upcoming attendance at the Mizrachi Council Convention, where Rabbi Meir Berlin will be speaking. Printed on a typewriter and signed by Rabbi Ostrovsky. Condition: Very good.

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Chaim Gross 1904 - 1991 Acrobats

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July 4, 2015, 8:30 PM EET

Herzeliya Pituah, Israel

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: Chaim Gross 1904 - 1991 Acrobats Charcoal on paper 34X51 cm Signed Provenance: Asher and Nechama Rosenblum collection

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Opening Ceremony of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Artistic Print [1.4.1925]

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July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Opening ceremony of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on 1.4.1925. Lord Balfour's famous speech. Guests of honor included Rabbi Kook, Rishon L'Tzion Rabbi Yaakov Meir, Chaim Nachman Bialik, Chaim Weizmann, Sokolov and others.Colored, artistic print – made to look handmade. Thick cardboard. 27x60 cm.The picture was printed with a special technique that gives the appearance of brushstrokes. The painting was originally made by Jewish-Polish artist Leopold Pilichowski (whose self-portrait appears in the picture).Due to the large size, 2.5 x5 meters, it took Pilichowski over two years to make the original. This artistic print was made in England by the publisher of the King and Queen: Raphael Tuck & Sons, apparently right after the painting was made. Details about the picture are printed on the back in Engish.Small blemishes and light rubbing – primarily to the border. Fine condition.

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Compilation of Rebbetzins' Letters

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Compilation of rebbetizns' letters: * Letter by Rebbetzin Sarah Rokeach, wife of the Belzer Rebbe. Sivan 1995. * English letter and New Year card, from Rebbetzin Alte Miriam Leah Dushinsky, wife of the Maharitz Dushinsky. * Letter to Rabbi Porush, from the Skvyra Rebbetzin. Boro Park, [without date]. * three letters from Rebbetzin Chaya Rachel Sarna, wife of Rabbi Chaim Sarna - head of Chevron Yeshiva. 6 letters. Varied size. Overall good condition. Filing holes to some letters.

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Haggada Shel Pesach. London, 1833. Illustrated Title Page

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July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Estimated Price: $250 - $300

Description: Passover Haggada translated into English by R' Dovid HaLevi, published by Chaim b"ch Sender. London, [1833].[1] 34 [6] leaves. 22 cm. English translation on facing pages. Ashkenazic translation in square letters to the hymns at the end of the haggada. This copy has an additional illustrated title page between the Hebrew and English ones. It was originally the title page for a Machzor per the Polish customs (London, 1806), but with a sticker at center that bears the name of the Haggada and the year of its printing. Yaari 526, Otzar Haggadot 729.Original, English binding with light blemish to its spine. Stains. Fine-very fine condition.

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Haggada Shel Pesach. London, 1831. Illustrated Title Page

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July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Estimated Price: $500 - $600

Description: Passover Haggada translated into English by R' Dovid Halevi, published by Chaim B"Ch Sender. Phillips publishing, London [1831].[1], 40, [6] leaves. 22 cm. English translation on facing pages. Ashkenazic translation in square letters to the hymns at the end of the haggada. This copy has an additional illustrated title page between the Hebrew and English ones, originally the title page of a Machzor per Polish customs (London, 1806). Unique variation: At the center of the title page, over the words of the Machzor, there is a sticker with the printed name of the Haggada, the publisher's name and the year 5596 (!). This variant appears in Otzar Haggadot according to a copy in a private collection. Yaari 516, Otzar Haggadot 717.Original English binding. Stains. 4 loose leaves. Fine condition.

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Protocol of Meeting of Heads of a Community – Hungary 1848

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters The content, written in eleven lines in Yiddish, notes the main points. It was probably about organizing a large meeting of all the members of the community. It is interesting that the letter notes only the Gregorian date. The document is signed by 25 people, among them the following can be identified: Chaim Leib Guttman, Yosef Friend, Yedul Palatcheck, Michel Palatcheck, Baruch Goldberger, David Freenwald. Size: 24X38 cm. thick paper. Condition: Good. Few tears due to folding marks.

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Letter Printed on Cardboard - by the Chafetz Chaim - New York, 1940

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: "Open letter by the Chafetz Chaim" - Letter for reinforcing matters pertaining to modesty. [New York, c. 1940]. Printed on heavy cardboard in a large format, the letter is printed in three languages (three columns, one next to the other) - Yiddish, Hebrew and English. 55.5 cm. Fair condition. Stains, wear and tear (primarily to margins, with light damage to text). Folding mark with break to cardboard.

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Two Letters by Rebbes - A Letter of Warning by the Skulen Rebbe / Letter by the Pshevorsk Rebbe

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Two letters: * Letter signed by Rebbe "Yisrael Avraham ben Rabbi Eliezer Zusia Portugal of Skulen". Brooklyn, NY, Adar 1984. Letter of warning to return his father's sacred objects and manuscripts which were taken from their home: "My beloved friends… about the sacred objects of my father in general and specifically his manuscripts and books and prayer belt…there are some who allowed themselves to take them without asking my permission…I request and warn them to return them before it is too late, so they shall not transgress the prohibitions of theft and stealing…because I do not forgive them for this, not in this world and not in the next". Official stationery, approximately 28 cm. Fair condition, wear and tear to margins. * Long autograph letter signed by the Pshevorsk Rebbe, Rebbe Leibish Leizer. Brooklyn, 1977. Written as encouragement to printing books containing the novellae of the Kabbalist Rabbi Yosef Yedid HaLevi, an Aleppo scholar. the rebbe offers financial assistance to whoever continues publishing the books. At the end of the letter, he signs: "…Chaim Leibish Leizer, who wants to remain anonymous".Official stationery, 21.5 cm. Approximately 20 handwritten lines. Very-good condition.

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Letter with words of Torah by the 'Tzis-Eliezer' in his handwriting and signature – 1983

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters A long letter from Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg, on his official paper about Severities and vows. Also mentioned in the letter are the Chafetz Chaim and Rabbi Israel of Salant. 3 pages Condition: Excellent .Folding marks.

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Signed Letter By Author Henry James Framed

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July 19, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

Marlborough, NH, USA

Estimated Price: $750 - $1,000

Description: Signed Letter By Author Henry James Framed

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MARTIN VAN BUREN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED

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July 3, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

Winston Salem, NC, USA

Estimated Price: $600 - $1,200

Description: MARTIN VAN BUREN AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED DATED 1836

Condition Report: GOOD

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A collection of historical letters

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters a. An historical Letter from Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Leib Teitelbaum head of the Beth din in Fotnak, regarding a dispute about appointing the Satmar Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum to be the Rabbi of the city 1929. The letter was addressed to Rabbi Chaim Freund, the head of the comunity in the city of Satmar, who headed the advocates for the appointment. A long letter flavored with halachic reasons, bringing the positions of other rabbis. Size: 22X27 cm, 24 lines. b. A letter supporting Agudath Israel in Galicia, handwriting, by the Rebbe of Czortkow, Rabbi Nachum Mordechai, and his brother Rabbi Dov Bear of Vienna 1934. Size 20X17 cm. 13 rows. c. Proclamation handwritten by Rabbi Yitzhak Aogenstein, secretary of the Rebbe, Rabbi Nachum Mordechai of Tchortkov Tel Aviv. Words of Torah about the half shekel, Integrated in them a covert message requesting money for some purpose. Apparently it was a request to help some Czortkow proponents in Jerusalem, as it is written at the end of the letter, "writing in honor of Tchortkov proponents (chasidim) in Jerusalem". Size 29X44 cm. d. Two cards of the Presidium of the Galician town Boritzlob kolel. The cards are about the way of how the distribution of funds is done. Addressed to "the Pious Governor ... Rabbi Avraham Chaim Shpigal". The signature and date are unclear. Probably the postcards were written by Rabbi David Schreiber, whose name is printed on the card. e. A postcard with a letter from Rabbi Shalom Fogel, the Belze Rebbe, addressed to Rabbi David Solomon Eichler. 1954. A certificate confirming the receiving of his donation and the slip he sent and the Rebbe's blessing. f. A recommendation of the Chatam Sofer Yeshiva for Rabbi David Eichler. Signed by the Rabbis Pinchas and Yitzhak Hacohen. g. A postcard with a letter of Rabbi Zvi Preminger of Vienna, the publisher of the book 'Ismach Israel', to Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetsky. The card deals with the matter of distribution of the 'Ismach Israel' books, and the health of the "holy Rebbe". It could be meaning the holy Tchortakov Rebbe. Other letters are attached. Condition: Very Good.

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Letter by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Chasman - Va'ad HaYeshivot Issues

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Letter by Rabbi Yehuda Leib Chasman signed with his initials: "Y.H.L." [Szczuczyn?, 1920s]. Sent to the trustworthy manager of Va'ad HaYeshivot, Rabbi Yosef Shuv, with detailed work plans for collecting funds by various rabbis. Mentioned in the letter are Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz, Rabbi Shimon Shkop, Rabbi Chaim Ozer, Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman, Rabbi Avraham Yaffe, Rabbi Shabtai Yagel, etc. Rabbi Chasman relates that the Chafetz Chaim decreed upon the rabbis of his yeshiva that if they will not travel to collect for Va'ad HaYeshivot, they will not receive their yeshiva salary from Va'ad HaYeshivot. At the end of the letter he calls upon the rabbis to gather strength to inspire and awaken love for Torah, and to be a branch of those who sanctify G-d's name in those times of destruction of Torah and yeshivot. Rabbi Yehuda Leib Chasman (1869-1934), a leading Torah scholar of his times, study partner and companion of Rabbi Chaim Ozer from their youth in their native city of Iwye. Disciple of Beit HaTalmud in Kelm. Served as mashgiach of Telz Yeshiva during the time of Rabbi Shimon Shkop. From 1909 he served as Av Beit Din of Szczuczyn and there established a Yeshiva Gedola which shut down at the outbreak of World War I. After the war during which Torah institutes and communities were destroyed, he was a driving force behind Va'ad HaYeshivot in Vilna and dedicated himself to these activities. He was a confidant of the heads of the Va'ad: Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzensky, the Chafetz Chaim and Rabbi Shimon Shkop. this letter indicates that he led operations to activate heads of yeshivot and preachers for extensive fundraising campaigns. In 1927, the Saba of Slobodka called him to succeed him as mashgiach of his yeshiva in Hebron, a position he held until his death in 1935. His Torah novellae were printed in his book Minchat Yehuda and his discourses were printed by his leading disciples in the three volumes of Or Yahel. 2 pages, 17 cm. Good condition. Tear at top of leaf.

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Emissary's Letter on Parchment - Ma'aravim Community - Jerusalem, 1907

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Emissary's letter on parchment, for the Rabbi Avraham Chai ben Amozag [died in 1931; Tiberias sage, author of Avraham Bakol], who traveled to Morocco and Gibraltar on behalf of the Ma'aravim community of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, [1907]. Handwritten on a large parchment sheet, cut at the top in the shape of a dome and adorned with verses. the emissary's letter addresses the wealthy and influential residents of Gibraltar and of Western cities: Fez, Meknes, Sefrou, Rabat, Sali, Tetouan, etc. the rabbis of the Ma'aravim of Jerusalem signed the writ: Rishon Letzion Rabbi Nachman Batito, Rabbi Eliyahu Ya’akov Elagimi, Rabbi Levi Yoflach, Rabbi Shmuel Alaluf, Rabbi Shmuel Buchbut, Rabbi Machluf Chazan, Rabbi Yosef Elmaliach, Rabbi Yosef Chaim HaCohen, and others. (several damaged signatures). Large parchment leaf, 61 cm. Fair condition. Stains and wear, several tears and damages (with slight damage to text). Faded ink in several places.

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Collection of Rabbis' Letters - the Sofer Family

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Collection of letters, by various rabbis of the Sofer family, and disciples of the Chatam Sofer: * Long autograph letter signed by Rabbi Naftali Sofer [1819-1899, disciple of the Chatam Sofer, from 1857 served as Av Beit din of Kadelburg and from 1873 Av Beit Din of Pecovska Nova Ves, author of Mateh Naftali and other books], 1870. Damaged and restored. * Autograph Letter signed by Rabbi Eliezer Zussman Sofer [1828-1903, disciple of the Chatam Sofer, Av Beit Din of Paks, author of Et Sofer, HaMikneh, Yalkut Eliezer. Paks, [1899]. Postcard with postal stamp of Paks and of the Austrian postal service in Jerusalem. Poor condition, damaged with open tears. * Letter by Rabbi Shmuel Wolf [Binyamin] Sofer [1873-1943, Av Beit Din of Derecske author of Divrei Sofrim, son of Rabbi Eliezer Zussman Sofer Av Beit Din of Paks], to Rabbi Yekutiel Freidiger of Budapest. Drohobych, 1896. * Autograph Letter signed by Rabbi Avraham Ya'akov Sofer Av Beit Din of Tét [1878-perished in the Holocaust in Sivan 1944], to his son Rabbi Naftali Chaim Sofer who immigrated to Jerusalem. the death of his mother, Rebbetzin Bezenta, on Sunday the 25th of Iyar is mentioned in his letter. Tét, 1936. * Autograph letter signed by Rabbi Shimon Aharon Sofer [1896-perished in the Holocaust in Tishrei 1942. Av Beit Din of Nowe Miasto (Ir Chadash), descendent of Rabbi Shimon Sofer Av Beit Din of Cracow]. Vienna, [1924?]. Damaged and restored. 5 letters, varied size and condition.

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Collection of Items - Georgian Community of Jerusalem - Notebook with Letters and Signatures of Jerusalem Leaders

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Collection of items - Georgian community (immigrants) in Jerusalem. * Handwritten notebook, Ki MiZion Tetze Torah - for collecting donations for a Talmud Torah for the community's children (who cannot attend other educational institutes because of language and culture differences…"). With letters of recommendation and signatures of Jerusalem rabbis and well-known figures such as: Recommendation of the members of the Sephardi Badatz, headed by the Ra'avad Rabbi Moshe B. Yitzchak Tajir; letter of recommendation by Rabbi Kook [copy in square writing]; two recommendations by rabbis of the Ashkenazi Badatz [Rabbi Lipman David Shuvaks, Rabbi Nachum Wallenstein, Rabbi Zvi Pesach Frank, Rabbi Leib Dayan, etc]; letter of recommendation handwritten and signed by Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld; recommendation handwritten and signed by Rabbi Chaim Berlin [in square writing]; Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe Panizhil; etc. Jerusalem, [1910-1912]. Most of the notebook leaves are empty, some letters of recommendation are written on separate leaves and were pasted in the notebook. * Ki MiZion Tetze Torah…” - A large printed leaf, call to support the construction of a Talmud Torah for the community’s children. Rabbis’ letters of recommendations which are printed on the leaf appear in this notebook. [Jerusalem, c. 1910]. * Two copies of a machzor for Rosh HaShana and the days of Selichot, with the Ohalei Ya’akov commentary by Rabbi Ya’akov Yitzchaki. Jerusalem, 1908. In one copy is the author’s dedication from 1911 to the She’erit Yisrael Yeshiva of the Georgian community. * Enclosed: a group photograph (unidentified). Georgian (Gruzian) Jews, named by the Ottoman Turks “Gurgim”, moved to Eretz Israel in the first half of the 19th century, settled in Jerusalem, established a synagogue and a yeshiva, led community lives and also established a special Kollel to support the community’s poor. 5 items (notebook, two books, printed leaf and photo). Varied size and condition.

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Collection of Books - Chafetz Chaim

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Collection of books by Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaCohen of Radin, author of the Chafetz Chaim: * Etz Chaim - Machzikei HaTorah, compilation of articles and letters on the topic of supporting Torah. Machzikei HaTorah - By Rabbi Yisrael Meir HaCohen, author of the Chafetz Chaim. Letters by Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzensky, public letters, signatures of approximately 400 rabbis and rebbes on behalf of Va'ad HaYeshivot, and articles by members of the operating committee of Va'ad HaYeshivot. Vilna, 1926. * Nidchei Yisrael, with the pamphlet Tiferet Adam. Warsaw, 1893. With inscriptions "Proofread" in pencil. * Shem Olam, Part 2. With the pamphlet Nefutzot Yisrael. Warsaw, 1897. First edition. Penciled inscription "Proofread - 20 Kop" [Kopeks, Russian coin]. * Chomat HaDat, Pyetrykaw, [1905]. 4 books, varied size and condition.

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Interesting Letter by Rabbi Shneur Kotler - Lakewood, 1947

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Letter of New Year's wishes, handwritten and signed by Rabbi Shneur Kotler, Lakewood, NJ, [Elul, 1947]. In this letter, sent to his friend and teacher, Rabbi Efraim Borodiansky, in flowery rich language, Rabbi Kotler describes the atmosphere of Torah study in the Lakewood Yeshiva of those days, and the spirit churning in his inner spiritual being. At the time, Rabbi Shneur arrived in the USA from Jerusalem. In Jerusalem, he had studied in the Etz Chaim Yeshiva under the auspices of his illustrious grandfather, Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer. His strong ties to Rabbi Efraim Borodiansky were from that time. At the beginning of the letter he writes: "the bedlam of New York, the peacefulness of Lakewood, my many worries… have prevented me from writing until now…”. Further in the letter, Rabbi Shneur describes the “atmosphere of diligence in Lakewood - which by the way, is a place of Torah study by standards to which we were accustomed in the past…” He writes at length about himself and his thoughts, and concludes the letter: “In the meanwhile, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur have arrived and perhaps we will merit renewal in these days of rebirth and repentance and attain at least this part of a new start, like a newborn…” Aerogram, 30 centimiters. Fair condition, stains, wear and tears.

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Letter by Rabbi Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik - Head of Brisk Yeshiva

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Letter of authorization for a student at the Brisk Yeshiva, typewritten, completed and signed by the head of the yeshiva Rabbi "Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik" and stamps of "the Brisk Yeshiva - in Jerusalem". Jerusalem, Kislev 1970. Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik (1916-1981), eldest son of Rabbi Yitzchak Ze'ev of Brisk. During the Holocaust, immigrated with his father to Jerusalem, and together they established the Brisk Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and later stood at its helm. One of the greatest rabbis of the last generation. His successor, his son is Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Soloveitchik, who now heads the yeshiva. Leaf, 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition wear, filing holes. Enclosed us a printed invitation to the wedding of Rabbi Chaim HaLevi Soloveitchik, son of Rabbi Yosef Dov in 1975.

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Letter from Rebbe Yehuda Aryeh Perlow of Novominsk

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Family letter, handwritten and signed by the Noviminsker Rebbe, Rebbe Yehuda Aryeh Perlow. Brooklyn, NY, Kislev 1947. Sent to his nephew Rebbe David Moshe Shapira of Gvozdetz-Sadigura, son-in-law of his brother Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Perlow of Bolekhiv. Rebbe Yehuda Aryeh Perlow (1877-1961), second son of Rebbe Ya'akov of Novominsk. Outstanding Torah and Chassidic figure. Served as Av Beit Din of Włodawa. In 1924, he immigrated to the US and served there as one of the first rebbes. In 1933, he travelled to Eretz Israel to print his book Lev Aryeh HeChadash [in the introduction he writes "And my primary intention was to print my book in the holy city of Jerusalem"]. His second book, Kol Yehuda, he printed in the US in 1946. Official stationery, 27.5 cm. Approximately 13 handwritten lines. Good-fair condition. Damp stains and folding marks.

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Letter from Jerusalem Tzaddik, Rabbi Aryeh Levin.

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July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Estimated Price: $250 - $300

Description: Signed letter in the hand of Rabbi Aryeh Levin, [1965][1] leaf. 12.5x16 cm.Letter in the unique hand of Rabbi Aryeh Levin, written during the last years of his life. He asks that his grandson, Yosef Elya, son of Rabbi Refael, be allowed to remain in yeshiva.Rabbi Aryeh Levin [1885-1969] studied in Volozhin Yeshiva by Rabbi Refael Shapiro and received semicha from Rabbi Chaim Berlin. After the establishment of Israel, he founded the yeshiva, "Beit Aryeh". Many stories are told and written about his sterling character traits and abundant good deeds. He was called the "Father of the Prisoners" because he walked every Shabbat morning for over twenty five years to visit them in prison. Very fine condition.

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A letter from Rabbi Kook about the honor of the Torah

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters A letter with an excited appeal of the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Ha'Coehn Kook, to the council of the Jewish community of Haifa. In the letter, Rabbi Kook protests against the words of scorn written about his friend, the rabbi of Haifa, Rabbi Baruch Markus, and asks the council to prevent the publication of such words in the future. The letter is typewritten and hand-signed by Rabbi Kook. In 1906, Rabbi Baruch Markus (1870-1961) was nominated rabbi of the city. Rabbi Markus was born in Lithuania and studied at the Slabodka Yeshiva and with the Alter of Kelm. After his marriage, he immigrated to Israel and served in several public roles, among them, the manager of 'Or Chadash' Yeshiva and a teacher at 'Torat Chaim' Yeshiva. While he served as the rabbi of Haifa, he constituted a central figure in managing religious matters all around the country and even participated in the "Rabbis Journey" organized by Rabbi Kook and Rabbi Zonnenfeld. He was a member of the council of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and served as an honorary president of the Mizrachi Movement. Condition: Very good. Filing holes.

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Original Micrograph. The Chofetz Chaim. 2015

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July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: Original handmade micrograph of the Chofetz Chaim by artist A. Safra, 2015.Micrograph made with the words of the Chofetz Chaim's introduction to his Sefer Shemirat HaLashon. The image of the Chofetz Chaim was taken from the recently publicized movie clip from the "Congress HaRishon HaOlami" that took place in Vienna in 1923. It shows the Chofetz Chaim accompanied by his son and grandson. The work is signed by the artist, A. Safra, and the back section bears a certificate of authenticity with his signature.Within a nice, new frame. No glass. Matting. 48x60 cm. Excellent condition.

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Letter from Rabbi Alter Gutman of Brisk

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July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Estimated Price: $200 - $250

Description: Letter from Rabbi Alter b"r Moshe Gutman of Brisk sent to Rabbi Simcha Vinograd and Rabbi Shlomo Menachem Weintraub.Lengthy, 4 paged letter from [1934], with interesting information regarding an international fundraising campaign for institutions in Eretz Yisrael.Rabbi Moshe Gutman was invited by Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik to move to Brisk and administer the committee overseeing Yeshivat Torat Chaim in Jerusalem, whose administration was in Brisk. He oversaw about twenty fundraisers who were active throughout Russia and Poland (Refer to Brisk D'Lita, p. 316).After his death in Tamuz 1933, his son, Rabbi Alter, took over his father's position. This interesting letter includes Rabbi Alter's memories about his father's dedication for the Torah Chaim Yeshiva.

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Letter from Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Baharan [1889]

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters About Rabbi Baharan, you may look at item no. 264. A letter from Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Baharan to his son, Rabbi Israel Chaim Baharan, and to the other students who were at his home in Jerusalem. The letter was written in Jaffa, on the eve of Rosh Hashanah [1888]. At the beginning of his letter, Rabbi Baharan tells a story about a case from a law of the Torah discussion that came before him in Jaffa, "and I had to ... that it is never my way, and I said to write to you to keep the commandment of teaching your children ...". The judgment deals with the laws of Loan and business permit. Rabbi Baharan wrote the question with a thick pen, and the answer with a fine pen. From the letter we learn just how much he was appreciated, that even at a place where he visited like Jaffa, residents asked for him to be the dayan (judge) and not the local rabbinical court in Jaffa. At the end of his answer he added after some time, a scholar note of several lines, and then signs with the words: "and there's nothing to look into here". The paper is unsigned , but the handwriting is definitely his handwriting, compared with his other letters. Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Levi Baharan (1834 – 1909), a leading Rabbi of Jerusalem and a main activist. Genius humble and holy, he served as head of the Yeshiva at the 'Ra"n Yeshiva', that he founded in memory of his father, Rabbi Nahum Shadik. Rabbi Shlomo Zalman used to go to Jaffa at the end of the summer, where he handled the picking and purchasing of etrog citrus fruits from the orchards owners. During this season he had more time to learn, and most of his written innovations were from these times. Condition: Good.

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Power of attorney signed by Rabbi Elazar Menachem Man Shach and Rabbi Zalman Zelznick. 1965

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July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Estimated Price: $400 - $500

Description: Power of attorney and authorization for Rabbi Amram Blau to represent the Eitz Chaim institutions in front of the Bada"tz for the prosecution of Rabbi Israel Yaakov Fisher against 'Yeshivat Eitz Chaim'. Signed by Rabbi Elazar Menachem Man Shach and Rabbi Zalman Zelznick. 1965.[1] 'Eitz Chaim' stationary. 22x28 cm. Typewritten on Adar Alef, 1965. Stamped by 'Mosdot Eitz Chaim', signed by the rabbis.Light fold mark. Very fine condition.

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Letter by the Maharshag - Concerning the Orthodox Community of Satmar - 1928

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Letter handwritten and signed by Rabbi Shimon Greenfeld - the Maharshag. Budszentmihaly (Szabolcs district), Tevet 1928. the letter is about the disputes within the Satmar Orthodox community between those who sided with the head of the community Rabbi Chaim Freind [brother of the Rabbi of Năsăud and son of Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freind, an veteran disciple of the Yitav Lev], and the opposing party. In this letter, the Maharshag protests bringing the case to court and writes that the opposition have entirely lost their community rights because they have applied to (non-Jewish) adjudication and evaded coming to a Din-Torah. therefore, they are not fitting of the title "Orthodox". the polemic surrounding the management of the Satmar community in those days ended with the victory of the Siget Chassidic circles, the disciples of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum. At the conclusion of the controversy in 1932, he served in the Satmar rabbinate. the renowned Torah scholar Rabbi Shimon Greenfeld - the Maharshag (1860-1930), a leading Hungarian Rabbi was a prominent posek in his times and a disciple of Maharam Schick. He served as Dayan in Mukacheve and from 1907 as Rabbi of Budszentmihaly. Many of his disciples later served in the Hungarian rabbinate. He authored the Maharshag responsa among other works. Official stationery, 28.5 cm. Good-fair condition, minor damages to margins.

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Alim L'Terufa. The GR

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July 15, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: Alim L'Terufa, Mussar letters from the Ramban and Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna [the GR"A]. Aleppo, [1866].8 leaves, 14.5 cm. Vinograd, HaGR"A 1150. Yaari, Aleppo 2.Printed and bound with:Sha'arei Kedusha, Mussar from Rabbi Chaim Vital. Aleppo, 1866.[4] 48 leaves, 14.5 cm. Yaari, Aleppo 1. Old, original binding, worn. Very fine condition.

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Marriage certificate signed by Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld – Rare

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters An official form of the "City Council of the Ashkenazi Community" – a marriage certificate given to the groom Mordechai Bezalel Ganzel and the bride Rachel Weissenstern on 25.1.1920. The form includes the names of bride and groom, the date and place of birth [Batei Ungarin], their occupation and their parent's occupation [merchant, Yeshiva student], place of residence [Batei Ungarin, Jerusalem], date and place of marriage [26.12.1919]. The certificate was signed by the Rabbi who arranged the marriage, Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld as well as the witnesses "Mendel Cohen, Merchant" and "Baruch Bilitzer, Torah Scribe". The form is also signed by Rabbi Moshe Bloi (who later left the Haredi community and was among the heads of Agudat Yisrael) and the chief secretary Rabbi Reuben Shlomo Yungreis (head of the Zealots and the father of Rabbi David Yungreis, head of rabbinical court of the Haredi community). There are also stamps of the city council and the rabbinical court. The Zealots in Jerusalem founded a separate committee called "The City Council of the Ashkenazi Community". The Council was acknowledged by the Mandate authorities. Later, its name was changed to the "Ha'Eda Ha'Haredit" (The Haredi Community). Condition: Fair, tears in several places, folding marks.

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A collection envelopes signed by important Rabbis

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters Six envelopes, signed in handwriting of important Rabbis. Five envelopes addressed to Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Tucker, author of books, 'Bikurei Eretz', signed by Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (1910-1995), main halacha ruler, author of 'Maadanei Eretz' and head of Yeshivat Kol Torah; Rabbi Zevulun Graz(1903-1991), head of the Beth-Din of Rehovot; Rabbi Dov Yafe, Rabbi for moral affairs at the Yeshiva of Kfar Hasidim and member of Council of Torah Sages; Rabbi Yitzhak Zilberstein, Rabbai of Ramat Elchanan neighborhood in Bnei Brak, and head of a kollel in Holon; The Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Halevi Segal (1924-2001), rabbi of Kiryat Shalom neighborhood in Tel Aviv. Another envelope, addressed to Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis (1864-1953), head of Beth-Din of the ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem, sent by Rabbi Chaim Shechnovitz, Rabbi at Kaminitz Yeshiva in New York and later a Rabbi in Chicago, author of the book 'Totsaot Chaim'. Condition: Fair-Very good.

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Letters from Rabbis of Yemen – 1910

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters A page with three letters from the Rabbis of Yemen. It was customary among the Rabbis of Yemen to reuse the pages, probably due to shortage in paper. Correspondence between Rabbi Sa'id ben Sa'id Awatz and Rabbi Yitzchak ben Yitzchak Gavra about the question of an Agunah and more. The letters are written in a most interesting style. On the other side of the page there is a letter in Arabic from rabbi Sa'id ben Chaim Mantzur. Size: 36X23 cm. Condition: Good, tears due to folding marks.

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Letter by Vilna Leaders, Signed by Rabbi Yisrael Gordon Rabbi of the Chafetz Chaim and Rabbi Avraham Strashun

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Long, flowery letter - detailed recommendation for the edition of the Bible with Mendelsohn's "Commentary" and the additions of Leib Mandelstam, signed by two of the leaders of the Vilna community, Rabbi Yisrael Gordon and Rabbi Avraham David Strashun. Vilna, Kislev 1851. In the letter, they praise Mandelstam's work writing the traditional commentary on the Bible in a scientific language, in his effort to "save the faith" in his responses opposing the "New critics of our People, who do not belong to our People". they recommend that Mandelstam translate their letter to "the language of our country", and submit it as a memorandum to the Russian Minister of Education. Rabbi Yisrael Gordon (1777-1855) was orphaned at the age of four from his father Rabbi Avraham who was a public leader of the Vilna community. He was raised from his youth among Vilna Torah scholars, and was one of the greatest Torah sages of the city and a community leader. He taught Torah in the city and was one of the teachers of Yisrael Meir HaCohen of Zhetl, later known as the Chafetz Chaim. In 1836, Rabbi Gordon was appointed rabbi by the government (succeeding the Ra'avad Rabbi Aveli Pasvoler). With the establishment of the Beit Midrash L'Rabbanim in Vilna in 1848, Rabbi Yisrael wrote a memorandum to Emperor Nicholas wisely explaining the liabilities of this institute. Rabbi Yisrael's only son was son-in-law of his friend Rabbi Avraham David Strashun who also signed this letter, Rabbi Avraham David Strashun (1888-1955) was a scribe of the Vilna community, a brilliant Torah prodigy and influential community leader. His father, Rabbi Yehuda ben R' Matityahu Strashun, immigrated to Eretz Israel and died in 1828. Relative of the renowned Torah prodigy Rabbi Shmuel Strashun, author of Hagahot HaRashash. 2 pp. 36 cm. Good-fair condition, stains, light wear and tears. Wax stamps of the Vilna community.

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Contract signed by the 'Barech Moshe' Rebbe of Satmar – 1977

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters A written agreement between the Satmar Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum (1913 - 2006) and Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Sheinberger (1928 - 2011), Rosh Yeshiva of 'Liflagot Reuben' in Zichron Moshe neighborhood, in Jerusalem. An agreement, for the establishment of a Yeshiva, in memory of his father, the Rebbe Rabbi Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum of Sigot (1879 - 1925), author of the books 'Atzey chaim'. The agreement was written during the time he served as Head of the beth-din of Sigot, before becoming the Rebbe of Satmar. The Rebbe specifies who will serve as members of the association - among others his sons, family members and dignitaries of the Satmar Hasidism. Some were added handwritten. The agreement includes two parts: A - the establishment of the Yeshiva. B - Acquisition of the structure of the 'Leflagot Reuben' Yeshiva on David Yellin Street in Zichron Moshe. The agreement signed by the Rebbe and Rabbi Mordechai Tzvi Sheinberger. Condition: Excellent.

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Two Letters by Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Two letters by Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, to Rabbi Shmuel David Mendelson of Leeds (England). * A long letter [2 pages] on matters concerning his book Even HaEzel and the printing of another volume, and regarding Rabbi Mendelson's son who will soon have his bar-mitzvah. Jerusalem, 1937. * Letter of condolence upon the death of Rabbi Mendelson's mother. Jerusalem, Tevet 1928. Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer (1870-1954), author of Even HaEzel, disciple of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk at the Volozhin Yeshiva, Av Beit Din and head of the Slutsk Yeshiva. Immigrated to Jerusalem in 1924 and was appointed head teacher in the Etz Chaim Yeshiva. One of the heads of Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah. Father in law of Rabbi Aharon Kotler, head of the Kletzk and Lakewood Yeshivot. 2 letters, [3] pages. 28 cm. Good-fair condition. Tears, folding marks.

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PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON SIGNED LETTER

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July 17, 2015, 9:00 PM EST

Kingston , NY, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: A DOCUMENT SIGNED BY PRESIENT RICHARD NIXON.

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Two letters – Rehabilitation of the Jerusalem old city institutions - the Six Days War – 1967

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters a. A letter from 'Etz Chaim' Institutions to Dr. Zerach Warhaftog about the Hurva Synagogue. In 1841, the 'Etz Chaim' Talmud Torah and Yeshiva was founded in Jerusalem by Rabbi Shmuel Salant, the rabbi of the Ashkenazi community in Jerusalem. It was the central Torah institution of Jerusalem those days. At first, the institution moved from one location to another in the Old City of Jerusalem until eventually, it moved in 1857 to the yard of the Hurva Synagogue. Upon his death, Rabbi Yechiel Michl Tikuchinsky replaced Rabbi Shmuel Salant as head of the yeshiva and its manager. In 1908, the yeshiva acquired another plot of land in the center of the city on Jaffa Street in order to build there additional institutions that will serve as branches of the yeshiva. Among the graduates of the yeshiva, one can find many of the greatest rabbis including Rabbi Pesach Frank, Rabbi Ya'akov Moshe Harlap and Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach. After Rabbi Tikuchinsky's death, his son Rabbi Nissan Aharon Tikuchinsky replaced him. In 1948, during the War of Independence, the Hurva Synagogue was bombed by the Jordanians and 'Etz Chaim' Yeshiva had to move elsewhere. Before us is a fascinating letter from 21/6/1927, approximately two weeks after the release of Jerusalem during the Six-Day-War, in which the manager of the Yeshiva Rabbi Nissan Tikuchinsky asks the then Minister of Religious Services, Dr. Zerach Warhaftig, to enable the yeshiva to return to its location in the yard of the Hurva Synagogue by giving it financial assistance. In addition, Rabbi Tikuchinsky requests to receive the area of the synagogue itself in order to rebuild it since, so he claims, the 'Etz Chaim' Yeshiva was its guardian before it was bombed. The letter is signed with the stamp of the Yeshiva and the hand-written signature of Rabbi Tikuchinsky. b. A letter from the management of 'Sha'ar Ha'Shamayim' Yeshiva to the Minister of Religious Services Dr. Zerach Warhaftig. A letter from 'Sha'ar Ha'Shamayim, the Yeshiva of Kabbalists, hand-signed by Rabbi Avraham Dov Auerbach to Dr. Zerach Warhaftig with a request to transfer the yeshiva back to its original location in the Old City of Jerusalem. 'Sha'ar Ha'Shamayim' Yeshiva was located in the Old City of Jerusalem yet was forced to move after the fall of the city in the War of Independence. The letter before us, from 13/6/1967, several days after the release of Jerusalem during the Six-Day-War, was written by the representative of the management of the yeshiva, Rabbi Avraham Dov Auerbach, the son of the founder of the yeshiva. In his letter, he describes to the then Minister of Religious Services, Dr. Zerach Warhaftig, the decision of the rabbis of the yeshiva to return to its original location in the Old City and requests his help. "Thus, we turn to your honor to ask for his help in restoring the yeshiva and building its ruins so that the voice of the Torah will be heard from it once again and the noble prayers of the Kabbalists will break through the gates of mercy and grace". The Kabbalist Yeshiva 'Sha'ar Ha'Shamayim' (Gates of Heaven) was founded in 1906 by the Kabbalist rabbis, Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach and Rabbi Shimon Zvi Horowitz. It was the most famous yeshiva among the Kabbalist yeshivas in the Old Yishuv. Rabbi Auerbach, who became a rabbi when he was only 18 and was Rabbi Horowitz' student, founded the yeshiva together with his rabbi and invested in it all his energy. The Yeshiva was under the presidency of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Ha'Cohen Kook and he spoke highly of it in his missives. Rabbi Avraham Dov Auerbach (1926-2008) learned in his youth in 'Etz Chaim' Yeshiva in Jerusalem. During the sixties, he was nominated as the rabbi of the 'Baka' neighborhood in Jerusalem and led his community with much devotion and influence. He was the head of 'Or Sameach' Yeshiva for ba'alei tshuva and the head of 'Chacham Lev' Kolel near 'Sha'ar Ha'Shamayim' Yeshiva. His older brother was Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, the head of 'Kol Torah' Yeshiva, who served as the president of 'Sha'ar Ha'Shamayim' Yeshiva after his father's death. Condition: Very Good. Filing holes.

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Letters and Documents - Rabbi Shraga Feivel Holzberg - Paris and Jaffa

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Collection of letters and documents, by or about Rabbi Shraga Feivel HaLevi Holzberg. [Including letters concerning Rabbi Kook at the time he served as Av Beit-Din of Jaffa] Among the letters: * A letter handwritten and signed by Rabbi "Yehuda ben Yitzchak Akiva Lubatsky, Russia-Poland", to Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook Av Beit Din of Jaffa. Paris, 1906. Another signature appears in the margin: "Eliyahu Weinstock". the letter deals with the assets of Rabbi Shraga Feivel Holtberg in Jaffa, near the property of Zerach Barnett [the Neve Shalom neighborhood]. Rabbi Yehuda Leib Lubatsky (1850-1910), rabbi of immigrants from Russia-Poland and Romania in Paris was known for his polemic book "Ein T'nai B'Nisu'in", printed by Rabbi Chaim Ozer in Vilna. * Two letters written in 1910 by Rabbi Shraga Feivel Holzberg, one comprising four pages, in which he writes about the Shmita polemic, opposing Rabbi Kook. Holzberg quotes excerpts in the name of the Maharil Diskin and his disciple Rabbi Naftali Hertz HaLevi, who permitted the "sale" of Eretz Israel to a non-Jew for the duration of the Shmita year. * Several letters (in German), by Rabbi Wolf Pappenheim, to Dr. Yitzchak Refael Holzberg, containing memories as to the wisdom and fear of Heaven of his father Rabbi Shraga Feivel and the great esteem he was held by his teachers, Maharil Diskin and Rabbi Yisrael of Salant during their stay in Paris. Vienna, 1920s. [Rabbi Binyamin Wolf Pappenheim (1850-1938), disciple of the Ktav Sofer, head of the Charedi community of the Schiff-Shul in Vienna and one of the founders of Agudat Yisrael. In the 1870s-1880s, he spent some 15 years in Paris, where he befriended Rabbi Shraga Feivel Holzberg]. Rabbi Shraga Feivel HaLevi Holzberg (1841-1917), was the son of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman HaLevi (of Kolno, Lomza region) and son-in-law of Rabbi Chaim Simcha HaLevi Soloveitchik (c. 1830-1921, brother of the author of Beit HaLevi). In the 1870s, he travelled to Manchester, England, and in 1878, when the Maharil was exiled from Lomza to Paris (accompanied by his son-in-law Rabbi Chaim Simcha Soloveitchik), Rabbi Shraga Feivel travelled to Paris to serve as his shochet according to all the stringencies of the Maharil Diskin. Rabbi Shraga Feivel stayed in Paris for many years and was one of the closest disciples of Rabbi Yisrael of Salant. In 1897, he immigrated to Eretz Israel and was one of the founders of the Ashkenazi community in Jaffa. the Maharil Diskin initiated the appointment of Rabbi Naftali Hertz HaLevi as Rabbi of Jaffa. After the death of Rabbi Naftali Hertz, Rabbi Shraga Feivel was among those who supported appointing Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook to the Jaffa rabbinate. Rabbi Shraga Feivel travelled many times to Paris, earning him the nickname “Rabbi Feivel Pariser”. His son was Dr. Yitzchak Refael Etzyon-Holzberg (1885-1981). See Items 320, 383. Approximately 10 paper items. Varied size and condition.

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An interesting document of the Kollel Aostrich Galicia – 1913

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July 27, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Rabbis Letters Certificate of the Kollel of Aostriic (Galicia, Austria) to Rabbi Moshe Chaim Korech, signed by him and by Rabbi Naftali Zissel Shtigle from the Kollel. 24 Sep 1913. There is a stamp on both sides of the note: "This bill was given to high Rabbinical Court to Rabbi Tzvi Pesach Frank and Rabbai Zeev Mintzberg and Rabbai Yeruham Fishel Bernstein According to the law of arbitration, and will not be collected Without upholding of the ruling given to both sides." The Kollel stamp is on the certificate. On the other side there is the detailed bill of debt repayment, which was done in a few payments. It had a Stamp saying "paid". Size: 16X11 cm Condition: Very good.

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Archive of Dr. Yitzchak Refael Etzyon-Holzberg and his Family

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July 7, 2015, 5:00 PM EET

Jerusalem, Israel

Description: Huge archive, including documents and letters, letters by the heads of Telz Yeshiva and other rabbis, diplomas and honorary certificates, academic documents, passports and immigration certificates. Notebooks with Torah novellae and Judaic discourses, family and private letters, calling cards and more. From the estate of Dr. Yitzchak Refael HaLevi Etzyon-Holzberg, son of Rabbi Yosef Dov Holzberg and his daughter-in-law Ms. Leah Shochet-Holzberg. the collection contains letters signed by Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Bloch and other rabbis who headed the Telz Yeshiva, the calling card of Rabbi Yosef Leib Bloch with a letter of good wishes (unsigned): "My friend Dr. Holzberg! Please accept my small gift, on your coming to dwell among us with success; light and joy should always be present in your home. With the blessing of your friend who loves you". Letter by Rabbi David Payanas, a rabbi in Bialistok. An interesting letter by Rabbi Herzog and interesting letters by Dr. Lifshitz, principal of the Mizrachi seminary in Jerusalem. A letter by Rabbi Shimshon Aharon Polonsky the rabbi of Teplik and other rabbis' letters. Many private letters in Hebrew and in other languages (Russian, Lithuanian, German, etc.). Documents from the Kharkov University, diplomas and many academic documents in Lithuanian (one is written on vellum), documents from the Basel University, JNF certificates, a certificate of "Yakir Ha'ir" of the city of Jerusalem and the certificate of the Tel-Aviv prize. Rabbi Yitzchak Refael HaLevi Etzyon-Holzberg (1885-1981) lost his mother Relka a couple of weeks after his birth, and was raised as a son in the home of his grandfather Rabbi Chaim Simcha HaLevi Soloveitchik (c. 1830-1921, the younger brother of Rabbi Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik author of Beit HaLevi). (See more about Rabbi Chaim Simcha and his grandson in the description of Items 259, 320). He studied at the Kharkov University and obtained his Ph.D in mathematics and biology. He married Faige Tzippora Yaffe of Kovno. In 1921, the heads of Telz Yeshiva called upon him to establish the Yavne Seminary and Gymnasium for girls in Telz where he served as principal of the seminary for 10 years. Member of the Lithuanian Siem parliament on behalf of Charedi Jewry [Agudat Yisrael]. In 1933, he immigrated with his family to Eretz Israel and was one of the heads of the religious education system in Eretz Israel. Taught in the Mizrachi Seminary in Jerusalem. Was one of the founders of Yishuv HeChadash Yeshiva in Tel Aviv and of Midrashiat Noam in Pardess Chana. He was Head Supervisor of the Mizrachi schools on behalf of the Israel Ministry of Education and held other positions. He published dozens of books and articles in various languages [see enclosed material for bibliography]. His son Rabbi Yosef Dov Holzberg was born in 1910 (died c. 2000) and studied in his youth at the Telz Yeshiva. An exceptional Torah scholar, he was close to Rabbi Yitzchak Ze’ev of Brisk and to Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis, and exchanged halachic correspondence with Rabbi Elazar Menachem Shach. He taught in the Beit Ya’akov Seminary in Jerusalem. His wife, Leah (née Shochet), studied at the Yavne Gymnasium in Telz and at the Basel University. After she immigrated to Eretz Israel, she married Rabbi Yosef Dov, son of the seminary’s principal, whose signature appears on her various report cards (in this archive). Hundreds of items, in Hebrew and other languages (Russian, Lithuanian, German, etc.). Varied size and condition.

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