Auction 048 Rebbes of Satmar, Sighet and Bobov - Books, Objects, Letters and Manuscripts, Broadsides and Printed Items

Coins and Kippot Handed Out by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar and His Wife to School Children in Eretz Israel – With Letter from R. Chaim Eliyahu Sternberg: "…Five Coins… Blessed by the Rebbe of Satmar… Three Kippot Given by the Rebbetzin…"

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Five coins and three kippot handed out by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar and his wife Rebbetzin Alta Feiga to students of the Satmar boys' schools in Eretz Israel. [Presumably during the visit of the rebbe and rebbetzin to Eretz Israel in 1955].
Five 50-prutah Israeli pound coins – four minted in 1949 and one in 1954; three black kippot, with embroidered inscription in yellow thread.
35 years after the visit [in ca. 1990], the principal of the Satmar institutions R. Chaim Eliyahu Sternberg sent these coins and kippot to Rebbetzin Alta Feiga, the rebbe's widow – as a souvenir of the visit the rebbe paid to his institutions in Eretz Israel. The rebbetzin later gave the coins and kippot to R. Meir Spitz (son-in-law of R. Yosel Ashkenazi, the rebbe's attendant).


Letter handwritten and signed by R. Sternberg enclosed (Yiddish): "To the rebbetzin, enclosed are five Lirot [=5 50-prutah coins], from the hundreds of coins blessed and distributed by the rebbe of Satmar to the children in 18 boys' schools in Eretz Israel 35 years ago, and 3 kippot which the rebbetzin handed out 35 years ago to the children in the Satmar boys' schools – Chaim Eli. son of Chanah Gittel Sternberg".
Letter of authenticity signed by R. Leib Friedman enclosed: "Five coins blessed by the rebbe of Satmar on one of his visits to Eretz Israel and handed out to the children in the Satmar boys' schools. Enclosed are three kippot handed out by his wife Rebbetzin Alta Feiga on that occasion to the children in the Satmar boys' schools in Eretz Israel. The kippot and coins were passed on to R. Meir Spitz (son-in-law of R. Yosel Ashkenazi, attendant of the rebbe of Satmar). I received the kippot and coins from R. Meir Spitz" (Hebrew).


R. Chaim Eliyahu Sternberg (1910-1994), prominent Chassid of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar, and his representative in Eretz Israel. He founded a network of 18 boys' schools throughout the country, as well as other Satmar institutions.


Coins and kippot in overall good condition. Minor stains to coins; tears and minor wear to kippot. Letter from R. Sternberg in fair condition. Stains, creases and wear, mounted on tin foil for reinforcement.
Enclosed: various letters of authenticity and other material.



Category
Holy Items Belonging to Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar