Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $500
Estimate $800 - $1,000
Sold for $744
Including buyer's premium

Letter by the righteous Rabbi Shmuel Heller, Av Beit Din of Safed, to the merciful, righteous , precious and honest Mrs. Yehudit Montefiore. Safed, 1858.

Additional signature: Chaim Yitzchak [?], with the stamp"פ"ח חברת הדלקת נרות ק"ק אשכנזים דעי"ק צפתו. נתייסד מאת השר משה מ' ואשתו היהודית הי"ו" "Stamp of Chevrat Hadlakat Nerot of the Ashkenazic community of Safed, founded by the Minister Moshe M. and his wife Yehudit."

Chevrat Hadlakat Nerot Shabbat in Safed was founded by Moshe Montefiore and his wife Yehudit. In his letter, Rabbi Heller, as the organization's gabbai, asks that they supplement their contribution to the Chevrat Hadlakat Nerot, since the last donation went entirely to Bikur Cholim and Hachnasat Kallah, as per Montefiore's request, and nothing remained for the Chevrat Hadlakat Nerot.

Rabbi Shmuel Heller (1803-1884) immigrated to Land of Israel in 1817. He served as rabbi of Safed in 1841 and was one of the greatest Chassidic leaders in the Land of Israel. He passed away in Safed on the 22nd of Tevet, 1884. He authored: Taharat HaKodesh, Derech Nesher, Kavod Melachim, Divrei Mishpat, Shivrei Luchot, and others.

[1] leaf, paper. 13X22 cm. Blue paper.

Condition Very fine. Filing holes, fold marks, fading of the leaves' color at the edges.

Sir Moses Montefiore