Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $100
Estimate $200 - $300
Sold for $293
Including buyer's premium

The first letter is on Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook's official postcard, to the "Mahar'i Damnitz;" transcribed by Rabbi Tzvi Yehudah HaKohen Kook, and signed by Rabbi A. Y. Kook. In the letter, Rabbi Kook writes about the printing of his books, and the end of the embarrassing affair at the "Etz Chaim" yeshivah in which they tried to depose the rosh yeshivah, Rabbi Chaim Leib Auerbach. Rabbi Kook continues to relate that Rabbi Auerbach returned to the yeshivah, and that new students joined as well.

Rabbi Yitzchak Damnitz studied as a youth in the Slobodka yeshivah. He served as rabbi in a number of communities in Wales, Ireland and England. He passed away in London c. 1945.

The second letter is from the "... holy congregation, Machzike Hadath in London" to Rabbi Kook, in which they congratulate him on his new role in Israel's rabbinate. "The time has come for the 'Kohen HaGadol' to continue onward after we merited enjoying his light ... Therefore, it is very difficult for us to part with you, but our tempestuous spirit will find solace when we contemplate the desired purpose, when the Kohen HaGadol is called to serve in the city of our glory, the place of our Holy Temple."

Various sizes. Ink on paper, official letterhead. Fine-very fine condition.

Letters from rabbis