Auction No. 102

Holy books, Chassidut, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors' letters, Eretz Yisrael & Zionism, Americana, Judiaca & Prof. Albert Einstein

October 24, 2017
Opening $ 800
Estimate $ 1,000 - $ 1,300
Sold for $ 1,464
Including buyer's premium

Letter from the Admor the 'Beit Yisrael' of Gur.

Specifications: [1] leaf, paper. 18x7 cm. 4 lines in his handwriting and with his signature.

Unique Features: Blessings to Rabbi Ephraim Shraga - "Mazal tov on your grandson. May G-d provide you with much joy from all of your descendants together with your wife. From the heart of your friend who desires your welfare and success, a kosher and joyous holiday."

Background: Rabbi Yisrael Alter [1895-1977], the fifth Admor of Gur, was known by the name of his book, Beit Yisrael. He was appointed as Admor in 1948, after his father's passing. He gathered the Gerrer chassidim who had reached Israel before the war around him, as well as Holocaust survivors. He also served as chairman of the Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah.

Condition: Fine-very fine. Slight stains, fold marks.

Category
Letters from Admors