Auction 92 Part 1 Rare and Important Items

Letter of Condolences and Encouragement From Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam of Bobov – Av 1982

Opening: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Sold for: $1,250
Including buyer's premium

Letter signed by Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam of Bobov. White Lake (resort town close to the Catskills, North-West New York), Av 1982.
Typewritten, with many handwritten corrections. Signed by Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam. Printed title at the top of the page: "Letter of Encouragement".
Letter of condolences and encouragement following the passing of a young student of the Bobov yeshiva, "…who was superior in fear of G-d, sharp and well versed in Torah matters, the student Avraham Eliezer, who passed away in his prime after suffering a mortal disease…". The rebbe writes to the father of the student that G-d only sends such a difficult trial to someone who is capable of accepting it faithfully and wholeheartedly, without questioning G-d's will.
Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam (the second) of Bobov (1907-2000), a prominent rebbe, son of Rebbe Benzion Halberstam, the Kedushat Tzion (1874-1941, perished in the Holocaust; son of the first rebbe of Bobov, Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam – 1847-1905, grandson of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz). In 1931, his father moved from Bobov (Bobowa) to Tshebin (Trzebinia), and appointed his son as assistant rabbi in Bobov. R. Shlomo also assisted his father in running the largest network of yeshivot in Galicia, the Etz Chaim-Bobov yeshiva with its dozens of branches. Following the Holocaust, which he miraculously survived, he reached the United States where he re-established the Bobov Chassidut. The rebbe led the Bobov court in the United States for over fifty years, and was one of the leading rebbes in the United States. He established communities, yeshivot and educational institutions in the United States and throughout the world (in Eretz Israel, Belgium and England). The Bobov Chassidut is today one of the largest Chassidic communities in the world, numbering tens of thousands of families.

[1] leaf, official stationery. 28 cm. Very good condition.

Chassidut – Letters and Manuscripts
Chassidut – Letters and Manuscripts