Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Letter of Blessings and Thanks from Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz – Kamenitz, Tevet 1939

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Letter from R. Baruch Ber Leibowitz dean of the Knesset Beit Yitzchak yeshiva in Kamenitz (Kamenets). [Kamenitz], Tevet 1939.
Letter in Yiddish addressed to the Feigin family of Philadelphia, United States. R. Baruch Ber showers them with blessings, thanking them for their generous support of the yeshiva, and mentions that on 3 Tevet, the yeshiva marked the yahrzeit of Hinda Chana daughter of R. Shlomo Zalman, as per the yeshiva regulations.
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 woman; may she live for many long, good years, with all the blessings, success, satisfaction, wealth and happiness, longevity and good years… may we merit the Redemption and to hear the footsteps of Mashiach, and the blessing 'Blessed be he who upholds'… One who blesses him and respects 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. 29.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains and tears. Folding marks.