Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $300
Estimate $600 - $900
Sold for $366
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Invitation to the Admor, the Imrei Emet of Gur, Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter's grandson's wedding. The bridegroom: Rabbi Pinchas Eliyahu. The bride: Leah - daughter of the holy rabbi of Sklov - Warsaw, Tevet [1931].

Stencil print invitation in the form of an acrostic poem wherein the acrostic spells out the names of the bridegroom and bride. Printed by M. Alter, Naewki 17. The Imrei Emet added 'I, grandfather of the bridegroom, also sign my request that my friends take part in my joy in my grandson's celebration and may Hash-m help, protect and save all of us to share good tidings and salvation, your friend, Avraham Mordechai Alter' in print in the margins of the invitation.

Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter [1866-1948], the Imrei Emet of Gur, firstborn son of Rabbi Yehudah Leib Alter, the Sfat Emet. He served as Admor of the Gur chassidut and one of the leaders of Chareidi Jewry as a whole for 43 years. In his day, Gur Chassidut reached its peak. There are those who estimate that the number of his chassidim before the Holocaust at more than one hundred thousand.

Invitations to weddings from homes of the great Admors in those years, especially the glorified chassidut of Gur, are very rare and almost nonexistent.

[1] leaf paper 18x22 cm. Tears in the left margin of the invitation without damage to text. Fine condition.

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