Auction 103 Winner's Unlimited - Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz Israel
Nov 29, 2017
 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem
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LOT 446:

Letter from Rabbi Yosef Leifer - the Admor of Pittsburgh

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Letter from Rabbi Yosef Leifer - the Admor of Pittsburgh

Letter written and signed by Rabbi Yosef Leifer. The letter was sent to his brother Meir "The renowned tzaddik Bushtina Kaddisha Chassida u'prisha...."

Rabbi Yosef Leifer was the first Admor of Pittsburgh and the founder of that chassidut [1891-1976]. He was the son of Rabbi Yissacher Ber of Satmar. He initially led his chassidim in Krula, Hungary. In the 1920s, he moved to the United States, where he settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and established a prominent chassidic court. He was one of the leading Admors in the United States. His only son, the Admor of Pittsburgh-Ashdod, related that every morning when he woke his father up, he would recite "Modeh Ani" and add a personal request [in Yiddish]: "Master of the World! I know and remember that I am in America, please protect me so that I am not influenced by its atmosphere." When Admor Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar arrived in the United States, he was very impressed and said that Rabbi Leifer was the only Admor who immigrated to the United States before the Holocaust that wasn't affected from the dirt of America.

His brother, the Admor of Cleveland, Rabbi Meir Leifer (d. 1941) was Admor in Budapest and hundreds of people ate at his table during the First World War. He immigrated to the United States in the 1930s and established his court in Cleveland.

[1] letterhead. 22x28 cm.

Fold marks, fine condition.