Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 2,500
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
Sold for $ 5,612
Including buyer's premium

Ktav Smicha from Admor Shmaryahu Noach Schneersohn of Kopust - Babruysk to Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin. [1911].

Specifications: [1] leaf. 21x13 cm. Entirely handwritten and signed by the Admor.

Content: Smicha given to Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin [1885-1978], when he was rabbi in his hometown Kazimirov; the Admor writes that he is worthy of serving as rabbi in a prominent city. Rabbi Zevin studied in the yeshiva of Rabbi Shmaryahu Noach Schneersohn in Babruysk.

Background: Admor Shmaryahu Noach Schneersohn [1842-1923] was the son of the Admor of Kopust, and grandson of the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch. He was appointed rabbi of the Babruysk chassidim and then served as Admor for fifty years. His Torah thoughts are featured in Shemen L'Meor. Letters in his handwriting are rare.

Condition: Very fine. Minimal aging stains and fold marks.