Winner's Unlimited - No. 105

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

February 21, 2018
Opening $ 500
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Invitation to the wedding of Rabbi Yitzchak, son of Rabbi Moshe Betzalel Alter with the bride Feige, daughter of Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter. The in-law brothers were among the great Admors of Gur, sons of the 'Sfat Emet.' [1903] - the year of 'Marbin B'Simcha' - Rare invitation to the wedding of the grandchildren of the 'Sfat Emet' of Gur, during his lifetime.

Stencil print invitation in the form of a poem with the acrostic forming the names of the bridegroom and bride. Kaminer Kileltz press. Handwritten correction to one word.

The wedding occurred about two years before the passing of the 'Sfat Emet,' who was laid to rest in 1905.

Father of the bridegroom: Rabbi Moshe Betzalel Alter [1869-1942], son of the Admor of Gur, the 'Sfat Emet,' and brother of the 'Imrei Emet.' Appointed in the will of his brother as his successor, and the highest authority among the chassidim after his brother left Poland. Murdered during the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto together with most of his family.

Father of the bride: Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter [1866-1948], the 'Imrei Emet' of Gur, firstborn son of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter, the 'Sfat Emet.' Served as Admor of the Gur chassidut and as one of the leaders of the entire chareidi Jewry for 43 years. The Gur chassidut spread to its maximum during his tenure. There are those who estimate the number of his chassidim before the war as over one hundred thousand.

The Admor Rabbi Yehudah Leib Alter [1847-1905], the 'Sfat Emet,' was the third Admor in the Gur chassidut dynasty, and among the most prominent Jewish leaders of Poland at the end of the 19th century. The Gur chassidut became the central chassidut in all of Poland under his leadership.

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

[1] 23x17. Fold marks. Very fine condition.

Letters from Rebbes