Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $800
Estimate $1,200 - $1,500
Sold for $976
Including buyer's premium

A wedding ring which the mashgiach Rabbi Wolbe inherited and gave to his wife the Rebbetzin. 

Specifications: Weight: 7.7 grams. Diameter: 20 mm. Close to 24 carat. 

Description: A gold plaque is welded onto the ring, on which is engraved: a book with the initials T.T. (in Hebrew) inside, a star of David, a harp with the initials HBS (in English) inside. The hallmark 980 and an engraving of the year 1902 and more (unidentifiable) are on the inner side of the ring.

Background: Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe (1914-2005), was one of the greatest Mashgichim of our times, the last remnant of the Mussar movement, the primary disciple of Rabbi Yerucham Leibowitz of Mir, whose approach he continued. He was married to Rivka, the daughter of Rabbi Avraham Grodzinski, Rosh Yeshiva of Slabodka. He established the Be'er Yaakov Yeshiva together with his friend Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Shapira. He later left the yeshiva and delivered mussar talks in various yeshivot. He was considered to be the "Elder of the mashgichim". His books are singled out for their clarity of thought and have become compulsory books for the study of Jewish philosophy. Many people flocked to him for advice and blessings.

Enclosed is confirmation from Rebbetzin Wolbe of the ring's originality.     

Category
Ritual Items & Art