Auction No. 106

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Jewish Art, letters of Rabbis and Rebbes and Collection of letters to Sir Moses Montefiore from the archive of the late Rabbi Avraham Shisha - London - Buyer's commission 22%

March 6, 2018
Opening $ 500
Estimate $ 800 - $ 1,000
Sold for $ 793
Including buyer's premium

Letter expressing thanks for Montefiore's donations and a request future remembrance of their circumstances. Signed by the head of the Kollel.

Specifications: [1] leaf, blue paper, written on both sides. 21X27 cm. Stamped with the seal: "ביהכנ"ס בית מנחם דק"הק חסידים חב"ד הי"ו תושבי עיה"ק ירושלם תובב"א." Includes four signatures. All four signatories signed once more on the other side of the page.

Unique Features: The letter is signed by the following rabbis:

The first signatory is Avraham Shtzeres, who is not known to us from any other source, a sort of novelty, since his name is not documented in any other Chabad source.

Rabbi Shneur Zalman Fundaminsky - son-in-law of Rabbi Ya'akov Slonim (Sefer HaYachas, p. 111), among the leaders of Chabad in Jerusalem and Hebron.

Rabbi Uri Orenstein (1806-1879) was son-in-law of the author of Keren Ora, accepted into the Chassidut by the Tzemach Tzedek. When he moved to Safed, he became a disciple of Rabbi Avraham Dov of Ovruch, author of Bat Ayin. In 1840 he moved to Jerusalem, and went out twice as an emissary for the welfare of the Jews of Jerusalem. He lived ascetically and behaved piously, passed away in 1849. (See Tvch"y ch"g, p. 74, Gellis, Dmuyot Yerushalayim, p.p. 176-186)

Rabbi Yeshaya Orenstein - was born in 1834. He was the son of the above-mentioned Rabbi Uri Orenstein and son-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Rivlin, the Maggid of Shklov. He was a faithful follower of the Maharil Diskin. During an earthquake in Safed, he was buried alive under the rubble for a few days, and miraculously survived. He received Torah from the mouth of the author of Zayit Raanan, and was mentioned in many of his books (refer to Tvch"y, ibid., P. 69,74). Passed away in 1908. His grandson is the Agudat Yisrael activist Rabbi Moshe Blau.

Condition: Fine condition. Aging stains. Fold marks.

Letters to Sir Moses Montefiore