Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $200
Estimate $300 - $400
Sold for $1,488
Including buyer's premium

Chilling poster published about three days after the passing of the Chafetz Chaim, on behalf of the rosh yeshivahs who had participated in the funeral, who feared for future of the Radin yeshivah in the wake of the Chafetz Chaim's passing. The margins of the proclamation include a rare apology from Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodinsky, as he was unable to attend the funeral due to his illness. Radin, 26 Elul, 1933.

"We came to pay our final respects, and we came to his great study hall, the holy yeshivah founded by him, he gave his life for its existence for some seventy years ... and we know that our great rabbi was troubled much for the holy yeshivah's existence, it was his soul's desire and the life of his spirit all the days of his life ..."

Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodinsky's request appears later: "And I, who was not privileged to attend this bitter day due to some cold, the stormy day when the sky darkened with clouds, to pay final respects to my erudite companion, the gaon and tzaddik z"l ... steeped in sorrow, awaiting salvation and consolation, the third day of selichot 1933, Vilna. Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky." In the margins of the proclamation, Rabbi Chaim Ozer's signature appears in print.

Rare, unknown poster. Does not appear in the National Library.

[1] printed paper leaf. 22x48 cm.

Very fine condition.

Proclamations, Etchings and Graphics