Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Archive of Letters, Notebooks and Notes – Rabbi Yechiel Michel Tucazinsky and the Etz Chaim Yeshiva

Opening: $800
Sold for: $5,750
Including buyer's premium

Large collection of letters, correspondence and copyings of letters, many notebooks, and various notes, documents and protocols, from the archive of R. Yechiel Michel Tucazinsky, dean of the Etz Chaim yeshiva in Jerusalem, and of his son and successor R. Nissan Aharon Tucazinsky. [ca. 1890s-1960s].
The items include many letters and documents from renowned rabbis such as R. Zelig Reuven Bengis, R. Tzvi Pesach Frank, R. Isser Zalman Meltzer, R. Yechezkel Sarna, R. Yosef Eliyahu Henkin, R. Chizkiyahu Yosef Mishkovsky, R. Reuven Katz, R. Benzion Meir Chai Uziel, R. Moshe Avigdor Amiel, R. Pinchas Epstein, R. Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, and many more rabbis.
• Letters from the leaders of the yishuv in Eretz Israel and the heads of the religious parties: Dr. Thon, Arthur Ruppin, Henrietta Szold, David Yellin, R. Yehuda Leib HaKohen Fishman [Maimon], R. Yitzchak Meir Levin, R. Moshe Blau, R. Ze'ev Gold, R. Meir Berlin [Bar Ilan], and more.
• Letters from authors and intellectuals such as Pinchas Grayevsky, Shlomo Schocken, Dr. B.M. Levin, Prof. Simcha Assaf, and more.
• Receipts, letters and signed wills from philanthropists.
• Many notebooks handwritten by R. Tucazinsky, some from his time as attendant of his grandfather R. Shmuel Salant. Leaves with various notes in his handwriting, including: his memoirs of R. Shmuel Salant; copies of early documents pertaining to the courtyard of the rabbi of Radishkovitz, and more.
Approx. 1000 items, size and condition vary. The archive was not examined in depth and may contain more important items. For more details, see Hebrew description.

PLEASE NOTE: Item descriptions were shortened in translation. For further information, please refer to Hebrew text.

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