Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $500
Estimate $700 - $900
Sold for $793
Including buyer's premium

Binat Yisrael. Chassidic articles on the Torah and festivals by the Admor Rabbi Yisrael Shapira of Grodzinsk. Warsaw, 1938. First edition. Handwritten dedication by the author.

There is a handwritten dedication by the Admor: "Dedicated to my dear grandson, may he be strengthened and blessed ... M. Zeev shlit"a, as a sign of love and affection, Yisrael Shapira son of RChM"Y ztzh"h."

The Admor Rabbi Yisrael Shapira of Grodzinsk [1874-1941] son of Rabbi Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira, who was the son of Rabbi Elimelech of Grodzinsk and the son-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchak of Bohosh. In 1892, after his grandfather's passing, he was appointed Admor in the town of Grodzinsk, at the age of only 18. During WWI, he moved to Warsaw, and he led a large Chassidic court there. He was one of the leading Admors of Poland. He resided in the Warsaw ghetto together with his Chassidim during the Holocaust, and refused attempts to rescue him alone. He was transferred to the Treblinka extermination camp. His final words before he was killed were preserved [see: Alfasi, Encyclopedia L'Chassidut B 575-576].

[2], 178-5 pages, 27 cm. Fine condition. Tears in the corners of the binding.

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