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

Four Letters from Rabbi Hillel Bisko, Founder of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, United States – Lithuania, the Netherlands and England, 1930s

Opening: $300

Four letters handwritten and signed by R. Yitzchak Hillel Bisko, emissary of Kollel Kovno. [Various places: Lithuania, the Netherlands and England, ca. 1929-1930].
Four letters addressed to the philanthropist R. Aryeh Leib Paktor in the Netherlands. The letters were sent from Yurburg (Jurbarkas, Lithuania), Hoek van Holland (Hook of Holland, a port town in the Netherlands), London and Leeds (England). The letters discuss the details of the fundraising for Kollel Kovno and the Tiferet Bachurim society in Lithuania. R. Hillel thanks him for his support, informs him of the purpose of the donations and of the progress of the establishment of Torah institutions, and requests further donations. One letter is signed with his full name; the other letters are signed with his initials.
R. Yitzchak Hillel Bisko (1880-1960), student of the Radin yeshiva. Founder of the Tiferet Bachurim movement, which included hundreds of branches throughout Europe and beyond. He was one of the supporting pillars of Kollel Kovno, and travelled on its behalf to the Netherlands, England and the United States. He later immigrated to the U.S., where he founded Kollel Kovno (one of the first Kollelim for young Torah scholars in the United States). The Kollel later relocated to Lakewood, N.J., where it was joined by a yeshiva – Beth Medrash Govoha led by R. Aharon Kotler.
4 letters, size and condition vary. Most in good condition.

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