Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $300
Estimate $400 - $500
Sold for $595
Including buyer's premium

Financial document signed by Rabbi Pinchas Horowitz of Broyde-Safed, [1864]. Scribal hand.

The document discusses laws concerning neighbors. One person made a window facing a ruin whose owner had been far away at the time. Now, the owner claims that his neighbor had no permission to make this window and has no tenure to a window in this direction. The neighbor agrees to bring proof that he does have tenure to opening a window in this direction. Signature of Rabbi Pinchas Horowitz, confirming the matter, in the margin.

Rabbi Pinchas Horowitz, grandson of the author of Hafla'ah, moved from Broyde to Safed. His daughter, Rebbetzin Miriam, married Rabbi David Shlomo Tzvi Biderman of Lelov [Reb Duvidel of Lelov]. The story is told that soon after Rabbi Horowitz resettled in Safed, he heard about Admor Elazar Mendel of Lelov [father of Reb Duvidel] and traveled to Jerusalem to visit him. He immediately felt a strong bond with the Admor and that is how the shidduch between their children came about.

[1] leaf. Ink on paper. 12x16 cm. Scribal hand. Fine condition. Fold marks.

Letters from Ashkenazic Rabbis