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

Letter from Rabbi Baruch Ber Leibowitz – Kamenitz, 1934 – For the Emissary of the Kamenitz Yeshiva

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,375
Including buyer's premium

Letter signed by R. Baruch Ber Leibowitz, dean of the Knesset Beit Yitzchak yeshiva in Kamenitz (Kamenets, Lithuania). Kamenitz, 1934.
Typewritten letter, signed by R. Baruch Ber Leibowitz. Sent to R. Moshe Yehuda Leib Paktor in Amsterdam, with a request to assist the emissary of the yeshiva, his brother-in-law R. Naftali Leibowitz, mashgiach of the yeshiva. The letter describes the exceptionally high level of Torah study in the yeshiva, as well as the dire financial straits of the yeshiva, especially since the Great Depression. R. Baruch Ber concludes with blessings for the recipient.
R. Naftali Ze'ev HaKohen Leibowitz (d. 1954), son-in-law of R. Avraham Yitzchak Zimmerman Rabbi of Hlusk and Kremenchuk. Cherished disciple of the Alter of Slabodka. He served as mashgiach and spiritual director of the Kamenitz yeshiva which was led by his brother-in-law R. Baruch Ber Leibowitz, and directed the yeshiva during R. Baruch Ber's trip to the United States. He later founded the Kamenitz yeshiva in New York.
[1] leaf, official stationery. 28 cm. Fair-good condition. Stains, including tape stains. Creases and folding marks. Tears to folds.

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