Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $ 8,000
Estimate $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
Sold for $ 9,760
Including buyer's premium

Invitation from the first Admor of Vizhnitz, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vizhnitz, to the wedding of his son Rabbi Baruch, the future Admor of Vizhnitz. Scribal script and his handwritten signature: "The young Menachem Mendel the son of the Tzaddik ztzuk"l" [Vizhnitz, 1863].

The invitation was sent to the leading Chassid rabbi Moshe Wax of Sered. The Admor writes about the marriage of his son Baruch to the daughter of Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Shapira of Slavuta (the grandson of Rabbi Moshe Shapira of Slavuta) and asks him to take part in the celebration.

It is told that when the Admor Rabbi Chaim Meir, author of Imrei Chaim, of Vizhnitz visited Safed, a Jew approached him and showed him such an invitation. The Admor took the invitation and kissed it lovingly while weeping bitterly (the story is enclosed).

The Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager [1830-1884] was the son of the Admor Rabbi Chaim of Kosov, author of Torat Chaim. He was Rabbi Yisrael of Ruzhin's son-in-law. At the age of 24, he moved to Vizhnitz and became the first Admor of Vizhnitz. His son, Rabbi Baruch, succeeded him as the Admor of Vizhnitz and his Torah was printed in the book Imrei Baruch.

[1] leaf, ink on paper. 17x13cm. In addition, a piece of paper with the name and address of the receiver of the invitation. Fine condition. Aging stains. handwritten signature of the Admor (slightly faded).

Letters from Admors