Auction No. 098

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

March 27, 2017
Opening $1,200
Estimate $1,400 - $1,600
Sold for $1,464
Including buyer's premium

A long letter from the Rebbe Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Halberstam of Sanz-Klausenburg, to Rabbi Yosef Eliyahu Henkin. 

Specifications: [2] pages, official paper leaf. 17x25 cm. 

Unique features: Written on the eve of Shabbat HaGadol 1962. The majority of the letter is written in the handwriting of his assistant Rabbi Aharon Yeshaya Zvi Spitzer, and there are six lines at the end  - words of greeting in the Rebbe's handwriting and with his signature. 

The letter gives an overview of the development of the chassidic neighborhood Kiryat Sanz in Netanya, the number of families, number of students in the neighborhood's institutions, schools and teaching college, as well as about the establishment of the hospital in Netanya run entirely according to Torah and halacha "with no stumbling blocks and danger of autopsies and desecration of Shabbat and non-kosher food". 

Condition: Very fine, folding marks. 

Category
Letters from Admors