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Lot 434

Huge Collection of the Chabad Monthly "HaKriyah V'HaKedushah" about the Predictions of the Rebbe the RaYYa"Tz which were Realized and Hidden Hints not yet Understood. New York, 1940-1945

Huge collection of the Chabad monthly HaKriyah V'HaKedushah with dozens of predictions in abbreviations of the Rebbe the RaYYa"Tz which were completely realized. There are also hidden hints not (yet) revealed. There are those who refer to them as (though vastly different) "The Chassidic Nostradamus."

As in many matters in this monthly periodical, where there is more hidden than revealed, the figure of the editor was also shrouded in mystery for many years. Rumors held that from when HaKriyah V'HaKedushah first appeared, without the editor identified, someone noticed that an unfamiliar person would arrive at 770 on a monthly basis, go directly into the Rebbe's office, sit there a while, and leave as he came, without saying a word to passers-by. A few days after these mysterious visits, HaKriyah V'HaKedushah would come out. It was only years later that the editor's identity was revealed as Aharon H. HaLevi Hirsch, who was the editor of Dos Yiddische Licht, who changed his name to Aharon H. Levitt. He was not a Chassid of Chaba"d; apparently the Rebbe preferred a first-rate professional despite his not being a Chaba"d Chassid. Who the other writers were remains shrouded in mystery to this day, although there are many theories.

The journal included many important columns, but the most interesting were the ones with predictions, hints, and hidden matters. Some have still not been revealed, even today, 80 years later.

The first column is called "Otiyot Porchot" ["Flowering Letters"] and the editor writes: "The writer says: all "Otiyot Porchot" segments are written in insoluble riddles, only when the key is revealed, and we hope it will be revealed soon, the lock will open, and good things will be seen in each segment ..."

The second column is "Shurot Hafuchot" ["Backward Lines"] with a meaningless string of letters each of which is the first letter of words revealing future world events.

A typical riddle, from issue 41 (included in this collection) is as follows: "ואפזאבאאסאדגפזאוזאוזאעפהיאדדנאפעפדוזדכינבוגבאדודהאאאסאמזא"

The Tammuz issue (also included in this collection) contains the solution by revealing the abbreviation to be words in Yiddish foretelling the Allies' invasion of Europe, including the precise date! (The prophesy was published three months before the invasion.) Needless to say, the invasion was a military secret until immediately before the attack. The prophesies accurately predicted the conclusion of WII, American elections, and more. (Refer to Shofaro shel Mashich, New York, 2016, and a fascinating article by Binyamin Chinkis in Hamodia the same year.)

Huge collection containing almost all issues of the monthly and also doubles of issues (approximately 50-80 issues, some of which are dismantled). Yiddish. Overall moderate-fine condition.