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 $ 60
Estimate $ 300 - $ 500

Collection of nineteen rare and interesting documents connected to public institutions of Jerusalem in the early 20th century.


* [4] receipts from various institutions without name of donor or amount of donation filled in. Large, color receipts typical of the period, printed on both sides.

* Stamped postcards from 28 Adar 1940 from the administration of Kollel Shomrei HaChomot to the youth Shalom Dov Tenebaum. The address of the recipient was the detention camp in Atlit. The letter answers, among other things, his emotional request to "extract [him] from this internment by their guarrantee ("regretfully, impossible"), as well as a request to receive matzahs for Passover "As far as we know matzahs will be sent for Passover to all deportees."

* Notice from "Yeshivat Ohel Moshe in the study hall of ... Rabbi Moshe Yehudah Leib Diskin ... in the Old City." The notice is from 8 Iyar, 1944, typewritten and stamped with the yeshivah's stamp and signed by its secretary. The notice appeals to members of the yeshivah with a request and a warning, because the Joint will be carrying out an inspection: All members of the yeshivah must be sure to participate in the full yeshivah schedule, and they will be compensated with the addition of half a pound in addition to the stipend from the yeshivah. Those who are negligent will not receive the yeshivah stipend at all.

* Poster in Yiddish and English about a donation for the "General Orphanage" under the title "The Orphan Before Kol Nidre." The top of the poster is in blue ink, with a picture of orphans sitting by a table.

* Booklet: Keren Torah U'Vinyan Torah Building Fund 'Etz Chaim' Yerushalayim. Rare fundraising publication for the Etz Chaim Talmud Torah and yeshivah in Jerusalem. The booklet is accompanied by pictures of the Etz Chaim neighborhood, the yeshivah building, yeshivah students, and architectural plans for the new Etz Chaim in Machane Yehudah, Jerusalem. The end of the booklet contains letters of recommendation - a joint letter signed by Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook and Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnefeld, and another letter from Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, Rabbi Yechiel Michel Tukachinsky, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Zeleznik, and others. Salomon Press, c. 1930. Yiddish and English.

And much more.

Overall fine condition.

Important historical documents