Winner's Unlimited - No. 105

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

February 21, 2018
Opening $ 120
Estimate $ 300 - $ 600
Sold for $ 159
Including buyer's premium

Two "kvittelach" notes, one written by Rabbi Refael Bloom of Kosice and the second by his son and successor, Admor Rabbi Eliezer Chaim of Kosice.

Names of family members [my wife, Chana Malka bat Liba Frumet etc.] and their own names, all in their hands, given for prayers and blessings to one of the leading Admors of Sanz. Interestingly, at the end of kvittel of Rabbi Refael Bloom, after asking for various salvations and repentance, he writes: "for success ....and particularly for the dissemination of Torah and fear of Heaven with ease, and also in the new place that we purchased, everything should be successful and easy ...."

Admor Rabbi Refael Bloom of Kosice [d. 2005] was born in Kosice, Slovakia. Prior to the Second World War, he founded a yeshiva in Hungary. After the war, in the summer of 1945 he returned to Kosice and put forth efforts to reestablish the Jewish community. Together with other rabbis, he was able to free more than 200 agunas so that they could remarry. He wrote a noted elegy for the Holocaust victims.

[2] leaves, 7x13 cm and 14x22 cm. Fine condition.

Category
Letters from Rebbes