Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $500
Estimate $1,000 - $1,500

Lengthy letter written by Rabbi Chaim Yosef Pollack, Av Beit Din of Trebic, beloved disciple of the Chatam Sofer. Rabbi Pollack praises Sir Moses Montefiore at length and details his activities on behalf of his brothers, the Jews in Tangier, Safi, Marrakesh and more. Trebic, 1864.

Rabbi Chaim Yosef Pollack, Av Beit Din of Trebic (1799-1889) was born in Trebic, Moravia. He was a disciple of Rabbi Elazar Loew, author of Shemen Rokeach and a beloved, close disciple of the Chatam Sofer. His teacher conducted his wedding ceremony and gave him the title "Moreinu" on his wedding day. He is noted for his Mekor Chaim elucidation on the Akeidat Yitzchak (Pressurg, 1849). Refer to: HaChatam Sofer V'Talmidav, p. 149.

[1] leaf, paper. 30x23 cm. All in his hand, and with his signature and stamp. The letter from 1864 was addressed to Rabbi Zilberman (mistakenly termed here Av Beit Din of of Lyck], who decided to create a book of well-wishes from all Jewish communities to send to Montefiore.

Fine condition, fold marks.

Sir Moses Montefiore