Auction 20 Tiferet 20 - Rare and Special Items
Dec 1, 2020
 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 12:

"Our Holy Yeshiva is in a Very Difficult Material Condition", a Letter Requesting Assistance by the Gaon Rabbi ...

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"Our Holy Yeshiva is in a Very Difficult Material Condition", a Letter Requesting Assistance by the Gaon Rabbi Baruch Ber of Kemnitz to the Gaon Rabbi Ze'ev Leiter the Rabbi of Petersburg. Kemnitz - 1930

A letter with a request to support the "Knesset Beit Yitzchak" Yeshiva in Slabodka. By the Holy Gaon Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz, Gedol HaDor, Rosh Yeshivat "Knesset Beit Yitzchak" to the rabbi of Pittsburgh, Rabbi Ze'ev leiter. Kemnizt, 1930.

In the letter (which is mostly typewritten and at its end, several lines handwritten by the Birkat Shmuel), the Rosh Yeshiva appeals to his friend Rabbi Ze'ev leiter with a request to raise funds for the Yeshiva, writing: "This winter, the Yeshiva has got into debts of 10 thousand dollars and has no way to save itself ... since the situation is dire and help must be offered immediately". In addition, he mentions the refugee students of the yeshiva who escaped the Russian pogroms and who have no contact with their parents and will have nowhere to go to if, G-d forbid, the yeshiva will close. The rabbi ends the letter (with his own handwriting) with warm blessings to the donators and assistors.  In the letter, he also refers to his journey to the USA (a journey described in the literature) to raise funds and writes that the funds that had been raised have run out by paying the debts of the Yeshiva. 

The Holy Gaon Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz (1870-1939), Gedol HaDor, one of the greatest Manchilim of the world of yeshivas. A leading disciple of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk whose Torah he studied throughout his life. After a while, he opened a yeshiva in the town and became its Rosh Yeshiva. In 1904, he was appointed Rosh Yeshiva of the "Knesset Beit Yitzchak" Yeshiva, which was established by Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Rabinowitz, the son of the Gaon Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Spektor and the rabbi of Kovno. Authored the book Birkat Shmuel on the Shas and more. 

The Gaon Rabbi Ze'ev Leiter (1892-1974), a renowned Gaon since his youth. In his childhood, he received a blessing from the Holy Rabbi David Moshe of Chertkov that his will be a diligent Torah scholar. In 1922 he was appointed the rabbi of Pittsburgh. 

[2] official stationeries, 29X23 cm. 

Fold marks, some tears. Good-very good general condition. 

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