Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $ 400
Estimate $ 800 - $ 1,500
Sold for $ 793
Including buyer's premium

Letter of blessing for a good, sweet New Year, materially and spiritually.

The letter was written while he lived in Otwock (Poland).

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the Admor the RaYYa"Tz, [1880-1950] was the sixth Admor in the dynasty of Admors of Chabad-Lubavitch, which he led from 1920 until his passing. After his wedding in 1897, his father appointed him as acting principal of the Chabad yeshivah, Tomchei Temimim, which had been established that year. A short time after the outbreak of the Communist Revolution, his father passed away and he was appointed leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidut. Due to Communist persecution, he established a secret network of "Talmud Torah"s and yeshivahs. The Admor the RaYYa"Tz was very involved in Jewish activism, supplying religious needs and education, which was illegal in the USSR. He arrived in New York by boat from Stockholm in 1940. After a short time, he acquired the renowned "770" building, where he lived his final years. This building later became the world center of Chabad Chassidut.

Stationery, with his signature.

[1] leaf, 15x24 cm.

Fine-very fine condition, fold marks, tiny tears and aging stains.

Category
Letters of admors