Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $500
Estimate $700 - $800
Sold for $854
Including buyer's premium

A letter from the Rebbe Rabbi Chaim Taubman of Brezno, son of Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Leibishov, to his "mechutan" the Rebbe Rabbi Yitzchak Wertheim of Bender and to his son-in-law the Rebbe Rabbi Shimon Shlomo Wertheim of Bender, the son of the aforementioned Rabbi Yitzchak.

Specifications: [1] paper leaf. 24x21 cm. A long letter in his handwriting and with his signature. 

Unique Features: A very rare and important letter. 

Content: The letter deals with arranging the date of his daughter's wedding to her bridegroom Rabbi Shimon Shlomo. In the letter, Rabbi Chaim inquires after Rabbi Yitzchak's father-in-law's health, and mentions his journey to "the ufrefrin" [i.e. the Shabbat of the 'Ufruf']. His father-in-law was Rabbi Yosef of Radvil [son of Rabbi Eliezer of Tchan, son of Rabbi Yisrael of Tchan, son of Rabbi Yosef of Yampil, son of Rabbi Yechiel Michel, the Maggid of Zlotchov, son of Rabbi Yitzchak of Drohobycz, son of Rabbi Yosef Sprawidliwi, 'Ish Emet', refer to Nachalat Zvi 14:139].

Background: The Rebbe Rabbi Chaim Taubman of Brezno, son of Rabbi Yechiel Michel son of Rabbi Avraham the Rebbe of Leibishov [one of the primary disciples of the Maggid of Mezeritch], son-in-law of the Rebbe Rabbi Yitzchak of Brezno, [son-in-law of Rabbi Aharon of Chernobyl] son of Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Brezno son of Rabbi Shemariyahu of Leibishov, son-in-law of Rabbi David of Stepan, son-in-law of the Maggid Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Zlotchov, succeeded his father-in-law as Rebbe of Brezno from 1865 until his death in 1908.

Condition: Fine. A slight tear with lack of a few letters in the first lines, professionally restored. Aging stains.  



Letters from Admors