Auction No. 114

Golden coins, Seforim, Chabad, Eretz Yisrael and Zionism, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Holocaust and refugees.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 5pm Without Audience
Opening $150
Estimate $400 - $600
Sold for $793
Including buyer's premium

Handwritten and signed letter from the Tzaddik Rabbi Aryeh Levin to member of Knesset Esther Raziel Naor, in which Rabbi Levin expresses his wish to visit the members of the Kibbutzim in order to bring them closer to Torah and Mitzvot, "I truly do not have the resources for this, it's simply that I lack the transportation."

The Tzaddik Rabbi Aryeh Levin (1885-1965) was one of the glorious personages of Jerusalem, a great gaon in all aspects of the Torah and a merciful father to all the oppressed, he served as a mashgiach at the Etz Chaim yeshivah, was known as the rabbi of the prisoners because he used to visit them regularly, encourage them, and take care of their needs. He was especially connected to Olei HaGardom, and visited them before they were executed.

Ester Raziel Naor was an Irgun activist. She was the first news announcer of the Irgun's radio station, Kol Tziyon HaLochemet. She also wrote for the HaMashkif newspaper, and after it closed down, for the journal of the Cherut movement. In 1943, she became a member of the Irgun's command. She served as a member of the Knesset and as the chairwoman of the Cherut party after the establishment of the State.

The connection between them began when Raziel was in the British prison and Rabbi Levin visited her during his frequent visits there. 

10x14 cm. Ink on official stationery. The envelope is also included, 15x11 cm.


Letters from rabbis