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

Assorted Collection of Letters – Safed – Correspondence with Chassidic Courts in Europe, and More

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $4,000
Including buyer's premium

Assorted collection of letters and draft letters, receipts and documents, mostly pertaining to the communal institutions in Safed – letters from various writers and places: Safed, Vizhnitz, Radovitz, Livorno and Beirut. Ca. 1870s-1920s.
The collection includes much correspondence with Chassidic courts in Europe.
The collection includes: • Letters from R. Moshe Charag (Zeiger) of Safed and the trustees of the Safed Kollelim, to Rebbe Menachem Mendel, the Tzemach Tzadik of Vizhnitz, and to his attendant R. Moshe Brumer; to Rebbe Moshe of Kosov and his attendant R. Moshe Sak; and to various other people. • Letters sent from Vizhnitz to Safed, from R. Todros (Geiger) of Safed to his father-in-law R. Moshe Charag. • Letter from the emissary R. Itamar of Tiberias, to R. Moshe Charag, regarding fundraising in Italy, and the need to coordinate the fundraising with the emissary of the Sephardim. Livorno, 1873. • Printed receipts completed and signed by hand. • Signed letters and contracts regarding the aid committee of Kollel Bukovina, ca. 1923-1924. • Other letters and notes.
Most items are related to R. Moshe Charag (Zeiger; 1816-1909), a trustee of the Safed Kollelim and of the Tzemach Tzadik of Vizhnitz, on whose behalf he founded Kollel Vizhnitz in Safed and Tiberias; and to his grandson and successor R. Yosef Tzvi Geiger (1870-1944) of Safed, communal worker, scribe and artist.
Approx. 60 paper items. Size and condition vary. Most letters and documents are signed.

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

Jerusalem Safed and Hebron – Letters, Manuscripts and Documents