Auction 86 - Part I - Rare & Important Items

Letter of Blessings and Acknowledgement from Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz – Kamenitz, Iyar 1936

Opening: $1,000
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for: $1,875
Including buyer's premium
Letter from R. Baruch Ber Leibowitz dean of the Knesset Beit Yitzchak yeshiva in Kamenitz (Kamenets). [Kamenitz], Iyar 1936.
Letter in Yiddish addressed to the Feigin family of Philadelphia, United States. R. Baruch Ber showers them in the letter with blessings and thanks for their generous support of the yeshiva, and mentions that the yeshiva marked the yahrzeit of R. Tzvi son of R. Mordechai.
The letter, which is typewritten for the most part, concludes with six lines of warm, heartfelt blessings, handwritten and signed by the yeshiva dean, R. Baruch Ber Leibowitz: " …I wish to bless you and your wife, the righteous lady, may she live for many long, good years, with all the blessings, success, longevity and good years… in the merit of your support of Torah, may you merit the Redemption and to hear the footsteps of Mashiach, Amen. One who blesses him, Baruch Dov Leibovitz, dean of the Beit Yitzchak yeshiva".
R. Baruch Dov (Ber) Leibowitz (1864-1940), author of Birkat Shmuel, leading Torah disseminator in his times. He was a disciple of R. Chaim of Brisk in the Volozhin yeshiva, and the son-in-law of R. Avraham Yitzchak Zimmerman Rabbi of Hlusk. After his father-in-law went to serve as rabbi of Kremenchuk, he succeeded him in Hlusk and established a yeshiva. After a 13-year tenure, he was asked to head the Knesset Beit Yitzchak yeshiva in Slabodka. During WWI, he wandered with the yeshiva to Minsk, Kremenchuk and Vilna, finally settling in Kamenitz. He authored Birkat Shmuel on Talmudic topics. His writings are classic works of in-depth yeshiva Torah study.
[2] leaves, official stationery. 28.5 cm. Good condition. Stains. Minor marginal tears. Folding lines. Typewritten text slightly faded.
Manuscripts, Letters and Signatures – Ashkenazi Rabbis