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

Letter of Good Year Wishes from the First Rebbe of Biala, R. Yitzchak Yaakov Author of Divrei Bina – 1886

Opening: $6,000

Letter signed by Rebbe "Yitzchak Yaakov son of R. Natan David". Biala (Biała Podlaska, Poland), 1886.
Letter of good year wishes, with blessings for "children, life and sustenance, perfect health… a good and sweet year, a life of satisfaction, joyous heart, and peace of mind for Torah study and worship of G-d…".
The first Rebbe of Biala – R. Yitzchak Yaakov Rabinowitz (1847–1905), a leading Polish rebbe. He was the son of Rebbe Natan David of Shidlovtsa, who was the grandson of the Yid HaKadosh, R. Yitzchak Yaakov of Peshischa. Already as a young child, he stood out for his exceptional intellectual capacities and his exalted soul. In 1873, he succeeded his father-in-law Rebbe Yehoshua of Ostrova-Lentsha as rebbe, with a following of thousands of Chassidim. Many flocked to his court, which later relocated to Biala.
He was accepted and revered by all the great Chassidic leaders of Poland. His teachings were published in the Divrei Binah and Yishrei Lev series.
[1] leaf. Written by a scribe, with the rebbe's signature. 20 cm. Good condition. Dry paper. Filing holes and minor wear to folds.
Provenance: Prominent private collection, New York. Acquired at Kedem, auction 48, item 49.

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Letters – Chassidut
Letters – Chassidut