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May 8, 2018
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Important letter handwritten and with the signature of Rabbi Tzvi Pesach Frank Regrading encroachment in the printing of the new edition of the mishnah, Yachin U'Boaz. Jerusalem 18 Adar 1959.

Important letter in which the gaon calls upon the printers of the new edition of the mishnah, Yachin U'Boaz to cease and desist as they are encroaching upon the El HaMekorot company who were the first to print these mishnahs. 'Even if your intention is for the sake of the mitzvah, it is a mitzvah which comes by way of an aveirah (sin),' because your printing of the new edition will damage the livelihood of the first printers. The gaon ties the prohibition to the words of the Chatam Sofer that it is a decree of the early ones which obligates all generations: 'This decree is ancient from all the gaonim for everyone.'

The gaon Rabbi Tzvi Pesach Frank [1873-1961] rabbi of Jerusalem, among the leading adjudicators and rabbis in his generation. Successor to Rabbi Shmuel Salant as a member of the Beit Din. His novellae and halachic responsa were printed in the books: Shu"t HaRav Tzvi, Mikraei Kodesh, Mikdash Melech, and more.

[1] official paper leaf. 21x31 cm. Very fine condition.

Letters from rabbis