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 $ 50
Estimate $ 100 - $ 200
Sold for $ 61
Including buyer's premium

"The book Aruch LaNer is a decorative first-fruit," novellae and elucidations on Tractate Sukkah by the gaon Rabbi Yaakov Ettlinger. Owner's stamp: Rabbi "Nachman Shlomo Grynszpan, Warsaw." Additional owners' stamp: "Shlomo Yisrael Freshwater, London."

The gaon Rabbi Yaakov Yukab Ettlinger [1798-1872] was Av Beit Din of Altona and among the leaders of Orthodox Jewry in Germany. He studied kabbalah in secret, but despite his secrecy, he became known as a kabbalist and tremendous expert on the Zohar. He composed the series Aruch LaNer on the Babylonian Talmud, books that became invaluable assets to yeshivahs. Rabbi Yaakov Ettlinger passed away on the first night of Chanukah, and the number of books in the series Aruch LaNer is eight, like the number of days of Chanukah [including the one on Tractate Pesachim which has not yet been printed]. His soul perceived that he should call his series of books Aruch LaNer because it was on that day that his soul was transferred to the yeshivah on high and the light of his corporeal body was extinguished in this world.

The gaon Rabbi Nachman Shlomo Grynszpan [1880-1961], was a native of Lithuania, a disciple of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk and the Avnei Nezer of Sochatchov. He was the rabbi of Leeds and rosh yeshivah of Etz Chaim in London together with Rabbi Eliyahu Lopian.

Rabbi Shlomo Yisrael Freshwaterrabbi of the Sassov study hall and rosh yeshivah of Chayei Olam in London. He is a billionaire, one of the wealthiest people in England, and one of the wealthiest Jews in the world. He is a Torah scholar and a tremendous philanthropist while he himself lives modestly. He owns one of the most beautiful historic buildings in central London, named for the family, Freshwater House, which is on the Shaftesbury Avenue Theatre Street, between Leicester Square and Soho, one of the most expensive areas of the city. Freshwater is the son of Yehoshua Freshwater, the one for whom the Ma'ayanei HaYeshua hospital in Bnei Brak is named.

111 leaves. 28 cm.

Fine condition.