Auction No. 100

Rare and special items

June 20, 2017
Opening $ 4,000
Estimate $ 10,000 - $ 14,000
Sold for $ 5,124
Including buyer's premium

Letter from Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowitz, the first Admor of Biala, to his son, Admor Yerachmiel Zvi, [1904].

Specifications: [1] postcard, 14x9 cm. All in his holy handwriting and with his signature.

Unique features: Rare letter, a personal letter written to his son who he terms "the wondrous avreich."

Background: Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Rabinowitz was born in [1846]. His father was Rabbi Nosson Dovid, the Admor of Szydłowiec, the grandson of the holy Jew of Peschicha, and son-in-law of Rabbi Yehoshua of Ostrova author of Toldot Adam. At a young age, he was known for his righteousness and greatness. It is related that when he visited the Divrei Chaim of Sanz with his father, Rabbi Chaim stood up in his honor though he was just a child. After the death of his father-in-law in 1873, he was asked to take over his position, but he refused. It was only after Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh of Radmzyn, senior Polish Admor and his rebbe, told him that it was the Divine will that he lead a congregation, that he he began serving as the first Admor of the Biala dyansty. He had thousands of families of chassidim and was admired by all chassidic leaders in Poland. He passed away in 1905, and is also known by the name of his work, Divrei Binah.
His sons were Admors in a number of Polish cities. His youngest son, Rabbi Yerachmiel Zvi, was born in 1873 and became Admor after the death of his father. He was known as the Admor of Sedlitz, but he died only about half a year after his father. The present Admors of the Biala dynasty are his descendants.

Condition: Very fine. Fold marks.

Letters from Admors