Auction No. 106

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Jewish Art, letters of Rabbis and Rebbes and Collection of letters to Sir Moses Montefiore from the archive of the late Rabbi Avraham Shisha - London - Buyer's commission 22%

March 6, 2018
Opening $ 2,000
Estimate $ 2,500 - $ 3,000

Letter of thanks and blessing to Moses Montefiore for the monetary donation he sent 'for the poor among Hash-m's people who dwell in the "arba artzot chaim" ... the money will be divided among us in peace and honesty.' [1859].

Specifications: [1] leaf, thin, blue paper. 21x27 cm.

Unique Features: This letter to Montefiore is signed by the heads of Sephardic and Ashkenazic Kollels in Jerusalem.

Background: Rabbi Chaim Nissim Abulafia, known as Rabbi ChN"A, was born in Tiberias in 1798. He served in the rabbinate of Tiberias for many years, and then as the rabbi of Jerusalem and Rishon LeTzion from the year 1855 until his death in 1861.

Rabbi Yeshaya Berdki [1790-1862] was the head of the Ashkenazic community in Jerusalem. He was a student of the GR"Ch of Volozhin, and son-in-law of Rabbi Yisrael of Shklov, author of Pe'at HaShulchan. He immigrated to Tzfat in 1810, and in the aftermath of the 1837 earthquake, emigrated to Jerusalem and became the head of the Ashkenazic community.

Rabbi Nissan Beck was the son of the renowned printer Rabbi Yisrael Beck, and ran his father's publishing house him. He was faithful to Admor Yisrael of Ruzhin and his son, the Admor of Sadigura, and was one of Jerusalem's greatest activists.

Yellin of Lomza [his first name is indecipherable, most likely one of the ancestors of the Yellin family who left Lomza and immigrated to Jerusalem].

Condition: Fine. Fold marks, stains, binding holes on leaf's side, tear in lower left corner without lack.

Letters to Sir Moses Montefiore