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 478:

Torah Thoughts by Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

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Torah Thoughts by Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

Torah novaelle in the handwriting of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv. Things he wrote on the 63th anniversary of the founding of 'Tiferet Bachurim', 1967.  

Words of mussar and aggadah. Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv begins with the self sacrifice of the Jews at the time of a decree against offering the Tamid sacrifice and talks about his father Rabbi Avraham Elyashiv who experienced a decree forbidding Torah study before he immigrated to Israel and when he came to Israel invested all his efforts in founding the 'Tiferet Bachurim' society and also encouraged others to contribute to this important work. Even thought at first everyone was poor and those who donated to founding the society were impoverished, when he was asked if the effort is necessary, as there are Torah institutions in the Land of Israel...he replied that a person wants his own portion more than 9 of his friend's portion. There are also novaelle regarding the prayer 'Beit Yisrael barchu et Hashem', 'Beit Aharon barchu et Hashem' etc, an idea from a Rebbe that a person must constantly see himself as being young and as if his role is still before him and he has not carried it out. 

There are also novaelle about Elkana and the generation of the Judges, words of Mussar about 'Open up an opening like the eye of a needle and ideas about repentance. Rabbi Yosef Shalom drew parentheses around 5 lines at the end and wrote "I didn't say" - things he wrote in the draft but did not say in the end. 

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv [1910-2012]. Born in the city of Siauliai, Lithuania, his parent's only child after 17 years of marriage. In 1924 he immigrated to Israel together with his family, who settled in the Meah Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. He served as a Dayan on the Great Rabbinical Court, and later became the most prominent Posek of the generation.  

[1] official paper leaf written on both sides. 18x24 cm. 

Very fine condition. 

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