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January 21, 2019
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Letter by Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, 1 Cheshvan 1928. Stencil print with the rabbi's signature.

In the letter, Rabbi Kook turns to the Hebrew Community in Haifa and recommends the secretary Shmuel Aharon Webber after his eldest daughter's engagement to a fine young Talmudic scholar, "who as a new immigrant, has nothing" and he requests that "in his extreme distress ... please show appreciation to this public figure, whose lofty role has joined him together in service and devotion to your large community as well ..." Rabbi Kook's signature is in the margins of the letter.

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook [1865-1935] was the leader of religious Zionism, an adjudicator and a kabbalist. He served as rabbi in Zheimel and in Boisk, as rabbi of Jaffa and the colonies, and thereafter as Ashkenazic rabbi of Jerusalem. He established the chief rabbinate of the Land of Israel and served as the first Ashkenazic chief rabbi. He founded the World Central Yeshivah, which is Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav.

[1] official paper leaf. 22x27 cm. Filing perforations. Fine condition.

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Letters from rabbis