Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $250
Estimate $400 - $600

Letter confirming receipt of monies to the "Kaminetz Yeshiva now in Vilna" in the handwriting and with the signature of the mashgiach of the yeshiva, Rabbi "Naftali Zeev Leibowitz." Wednesday of parashat VaEra 1940 [22 Tevet, January 3, 1940].

The letter was written in the period in which the yeshiva fled the captured Kaminetz to the city of Vilna, and about a month and a half after the passing of the gaon Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz, who passed away in Vilna on the 5th of Kislev, 1940 [17.11.1939].

The gaon Rabbi Naftali Zeev HaKohen Leibowitz [passed away in 1954], student of the Alter of Slobodka. Son-in-law of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Zimmerman, Av Beit Din of Krementchug. Served as mashgiach and spiritual leader of Yeshivat Kaminetz, headed by his brother-in-law, Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz. When his bother-in-law, the rosh yeshiva, traveled to the United States, he ran the entire yeshiva. During the war years, he ran the yeshiva with dedication in its exile in Vilna and Rasayn. He arrived in the United States and established Yeshivat Kaminetz in New York.

[1] official paper leaf. 23x13 cm. Fine condition.

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Letters from rabbis