Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $1,300
Estimate $1,500 - $1,800

Specifications: [1] official paper leaf. 27x21 cm. Entirely in his handwriting and with his signature. The letter is from 1972, when he still served as Av Beit Din of Sighet in Brooklyn. 

Unique Features: The Satmar Rebbes are famous for encouraging their disciples to donate to all charities, not just to the Satmar institutions, and indeed Satmar chassidim are among the greatest charity-givers of the present day. In this letter of recommendation the Rebbe begs "to give as much help as possible" to a Sephardi yeshiva in Canada. 

Background: Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum of Satmar (1914-2006), was born in the city of Sighet, Romania to his father the author of Atzei Chaim of Sighet, and was a disciple of his uncle the Satmar Rebbe. During the war he was sent to Auschwitz with his entire family, where his wife and three children were murdered. After the Holocaust he emigrated to America, where, following the death of the Satmar Rebbe (with no living descendants), he was appointed as his uncle's successor and became the revered Rebbe of the Satmar chassidim - which is considered one of the largest chassidic groups in the world, and as President of the Eidah Chareidit in Israel. 

Condition: Very fine. 

Letters from Admors