Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $300
Estimate $400 - $600
Sold for $447
Including buyer's premium

Printed kosher certification from Rabbi Shalom Mordechai HaKohen Av Beit Din in Berezhany. Rare!

"I have examined the machine, approved with a government patent to Steiger and Igra of Lemberg, that makes holes in matzah ... I have tested a number of matzah doughs and have seen the quickness of the work and ... a matzah with holes is rapidly produced ... with a great kashrut advantage ... the matter is correct according to Torah opinion and I believe that every rabbi in his city should make efforts so that every matzah bakery will purchase a machine like this."

Rabbi Shalom Mordechai HaCohen Schwardron 1835-1911 was known as the "Maharsham of Berezhany." In his youth, he was a chassid of the "Sar Shalom" of Belz and of Rabbi Meir Premishlan. He was a noted rabbi and halachic adjudicator in Galicia. His ruling permitting the use of machine matzah on Passover is unusual, because he generally aligned with the Chassidim. He wrote halachic responsa on timely topics such as the use of electricity and medical questions.

[1] leaf, paper. 21x35 cm.

Condition: Fine-very fine. Fold marks, light tears without loss.

Proclamations, Etchings and Graphics