Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $ 80
Estimate $ 150 - $ 200
Sold for $ 195
Including buyer's premium

Interesting historical letter, on both sides of a sheet of official stationery. Part of the letter is typewritten and part is handwritten and signed by Rabbi Yechezkel Feigin, personal secretary of the Admo"r the RaYY"Tz of Lubavitch and the manager of the underground network of the Tomchei Temimim yeshivahs in the USSR. The letter was written in Riga, Latvia, on the first of Tevet 1932 and is addressed to Rabbi Chanoch Hendel Havlin, the Admo"r the RaYY"Tz's representative in the Land of Israel, acting on behalf of the Jews of Russia and the manager of the Torat Emet yeshivah in Jerusalem.

The letter begins with a description of the medical condition of the Admo"r the RaYY"Tz and the medical steps taken to treat him. Rabbi Feigin continues, describing the desperate situation of the Jews of Russia and its influence on the Admo"r's health. Later, Rabbi Feigin writes instructions of behalf of the Admo"r. Handwritten on the margins of the letter, there is an interesting addition on behalf of the Admo"r about letters from the Admo"r Rabbi Avraham Kalisker, which, rumor has it, are being held by a Melamed of the 'Chayei Olam' Talmud Torah, and the Admo"r the RaYY"Tz requests that it be checked whether the rumor is true.

[2] pages. 28 cm.

Fine condition. Fold marks. Tears without loss.