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LOT 303:

Halachic Letter By Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, the "Steipler"

Start price:
$ 800
Estimated price:
$1,200 - $1,400
Auction house commission: 22%
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19/06/2018 at Winner'S

Halachic letter by Rabbi Ya'akov Yisrael Kanievsky, the Steipler, in which he also deliberates upon the opinion of the author of Chazon Ish. [1958].

Specifications: [1] postcards. 15x10 cm. Entirely in his handwriting and with his signature.

Contents: Letter about the laws of sfichei shemmitah for flax. Rabbi Kanievsky, brother-in-law of the author of  Chazon Ish, enumerates on the Chazon Ish's words on the matter. The answer was sent to Rabbi Kalman Kahana, a close associate of the Chazon Ish, who dealt extensively with the mitzvot dependent on the Land of Israel according to the Chazon Ish's methodology.

Background: Rabbi Yisrael Yaakov Kanievsky [1899-1985], was a renowned genius and righteous person. He was one of the leaders of the Charedi population and author of the series Kehilot Ya'akov. He was called the "Steipler," after his hometown, Hornosteipl.

Condition: Very fine. Ink smudge affecting two words.