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Financial Report of Contributions to Rabbi Shmuel Salant from Rabbi Chaim Berlin
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Interesting letter with a financial report of donations to the rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Shmuel Salant, from Rabbi Chaim Berlin. 1887.
Specifications:  pages. 13x21 cm. All in his handwriting with his signature.
Content: The letter begins with extensive honorifics about the the recipient Rabbi Shmuel Salant, followed by a detailed account of the donations received for Jerusalem's Jews from the donors of the communities of Arkhangelsk and Orenburg. Rabbi Chaim Berlin sends the total donations together with the letter and asks that Rabbi Shmuel Salant prepare receipts for each of the donors with the amount of the donation and the suitable blessings. Rabbi Chaim Berlin ends the letter with heartfelt blessings, and signs his name. On the rear side of the leaf and the next page are the names of dozens of donors, arranged by community, with the amount of the donation next to each name.
Rabbi Chaim Berlin [1832-1913] the son of the Netziv, one of the most renowned rabbis of his time. Served as rabbi of Moscow, for a short time as rosh yeshiva of Volozhin and then as rabbi of Kobrin until his immigration to Jerusalem in 1906. Upon the passing of Rabbi Shmuel Salant in 1909, he became the de facto chief rabbi of the Ashkenazi communities.
Condition: Moderate-fine. Slight tears in the top left corner damaging several words.