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 $ 1,000
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Sold for $ 7,930
Including buyer's premium

Long letter from Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman to Rabbi Yechiel Ya'akov Weinberg of Berlin, the author of the Sridei Esh. Baranovich [early 1930s].

Specifications: [1] leaf, official paper, 27x21 cm. 23 lines in his holy handwriting and with his signature, clearly and legibly written.

Unique characteristics: Letters containing Torah novellae by Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman are particularly rare.

Background: In the letter, Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman writes about his son Rabbi Elazar Simcha, who has a superior ability to teach students lessons in Gemara, Rashi, and Tosefot, and requests if it is possible to find him a place in their Beit Midrash. Later on, he writes Torah novellae at length on the topic chetzi shiur baYom HaKippurim.

Rabbi Elchanan Bunam Wasserman [1875-1941] Rosh Yeshiva of Ohel Torah in Baranovich, was one of the leading rosh yeshivas and Torah instructors in Lithuania in the generation preceding the Holocaust. He was the right hand man of the Chafetz Chaim in preserving the foundations of religion, and intense activist in Agudat Israel. His scholarly books Kovetz Hearot and Kovetz Shiurim are inalienable assets in the yeshiva world.

Condition:Fine - very fine. The letter was slightly restored without damage to the text. Binder hole-punched, causing damage to two letters. Fold marks.

Manuscripts & letters. Ashkenaz