Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $ 120
Estimate $ 250 - $ 450

Special collection of 32 photographs documenting the first days of the Slobodka Yeshiva in the Land of Israel. Photographed by students of the first cohort in 1947.

The photographs depict the Yeshiva's cornerstone laying, the first foundations, group pictures of the first cohort of yeshiva students learning, in the yeshiva courtyard, in a group dance, during prayer, in the library, next to the yeshiva's rooms, and more. One of the photographs depicts the first wooden boards placed in the building's foundation against the backdrop of Bnei Brak, which was then almost entirely empty of stone buildings. Some pictures have all the photographed students' names detailed in handwriting on the reverse [Karlinsky, Ezrachi, Rabbi Nachum Kook and others], including some who eventually became Torah leaders in Israel. Some of the pictures depict the yeshiva students in 1948-1950.

Yeshivat Slobodka in Bnei Brak was established on Givat Rokeach in 1947 by Rabbi Issac Sher and his son-in-law Rabbi Mordechai Shulman, as a continuation of Yeshivat Slobodka in Lithuania, at the recommendation of the Chazon Ish.

Provenance: estate of one of the rabbis who studied in the yeshiva with the first cohort.

Size: 9x7 cm. Very fine condition.

Photographs of rabbis