Auction 20 Tiferet 20 - Rare and Special Items
Dec 1, 2020
Israel
 Shenhav Building, Beit Hadfus st , Jerusalem

A special auction of rare items: 

First editions of Hassidic Sefarim, Slavita-Zhitomir, letters by Tzaddikim and the greatest Hassidic Rabbis, the Geonim of Ashkenaz and Hungary, the greatest Rabbis of Lithuania, the greatest Poskim of previous generations, pedigreed copies, artifacts of renowned Tzaddikim, Satmar, Chabad and more.  

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LOT 11:

Letter of Recommendation Handwritten Entirely by the Gaon Rabbi Shimon Shkop for His Disciple, Grodno, 1933

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Letter of Recommendation Handwritten Entirely by the Gaon Rabbi Shimon Shkop for His Disciple, Grodno, 1933

Letter of recommendation handwritten entirely by the Gaon Rabbi Shimon Yehuda HaKohen Shkop Rosh Yeshiva of the Sha'ar HaTorah Yeshiva in Grodno for his disciple Rabbi Yaakov Kushneritzki. Grodno, 1933.


In the letter, Rabbi Shkop testifies that his above disciple: "Has studied at our Yeshiva ... and saw blessing in his efforts ... in addition, he always held fast to paths of righteousness and walked on roads of integrity" and since he now plans to immigrate to the Holy Land, Rabbi Shimon writes this letter so he will be able to serve there as a Holy vessel. 


The Gaon Rabbi Shimon Yehuda HaKohen Shkop (1860-1939) one of the greatest Rosh Yeshivas in Lithuania and leaders of the generation. After two years of studying at the Mir Yeshiva, he joined a selected group which studied Torah with the Gaon Rabbi Chaim of Brisk at the Volozhin Yeshiva. He married the niece of Rabbi Eliezer Gordon of Telz, who was impressed by his spiritual greatness and invited him to serve as a Ram  at the Telz Yeshiva for eighteen years. In 1920, he was called by the Gaon Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodsinsky to serve as the Rosh Yeshiva of the Sha'ar HaTorah Yeshiva in Grodno. He held this position until his passing. There he also published his book "Sha'arei Yosher", a basic book for Yeshiva students throughout the Jewish world.


27.5X21 cm. 

Filing holes. Fold marks and some wear to the margins. Good general condition. 



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