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

Letter to Rabbi Kook – Halachic Question from Rabbi Moshe Yitzchak Segal Dean of the Manchester Yeshiva

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Lengthy letter (3 pages) of Torah thoughts, handwritten and signed by R. Moshe Yitzchak Segal, dean of the Manchester yeshiva. [Manchester, ca. 1920s].
Addressed to R. Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, rabbi of Jerusalem. Most the letter discusses the halachic question of using boilers on Shabbat. The beginning of the letter relates to charity funds sent from England to Eretz Israel.
R. Segal concludes by apologizing for troubling R. Kook with his question, explaining that since R. Kook left England, he is lacking a prominent rabbi to answer his questions.
R. Moshe Yitzchak HaLevi Segal (1881-1947), an outstanding Torah scholar and tzaddik, disciple of the Alter of Novardok. Founder of the Manchester yeshiva, which he headed for some 35 years. His son was R. Yehuda Ze'ev Segal, who succeeded him as dean of the Manchester yeshiva.
[1] double leaf (3 written pages; fourth page with return address). Approx. 18 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Filing holes, slightly affecting text.

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