Winner's Auctions No. 111

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

December 11, 2018
Opening $500
Estimate $700 - $1,000
Sold for $819
Including buyer's premium

Greetings and signature of Rabbi Avraham Shapira, Av Beit Din of Vranov to Sir Moses Montefiore.

Rabbi Avraham Shapira, Av Beit Din of Vranov, was the son of Rabbi Yaakov Shapira of Humenne [prominent disciple of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Riminov and colleague of the author of Bnei Yissachar]. He was a direct male descendant of the author of Migaleh Amukot - refer to the genealogy in the introduction by his grandson, Rabbi David Shapira, to his Bnei Tzion responsa. His Torah novellae are quoted in his brother-in-law's work, Shaar Yehudah (Sighet, 1877).

The letter was addressed to Rabbi Zilberman, the initiator of the idea to collate a book of greetings and thanks for Montefiore, an expression of gratitude for all his activities on behalf of his Jewish brothers. He asked all rabbis in the Diaspora to send him their blessings and participate in this project.

[1] leaf, paper. 15x21 cm.

Fine condition, with traces of a wax seal.

Sir Moses Montefiore