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

Letter from Rabbi Moshe Schneider Dean of the Torat Emet Yeshiva in London – Regarding the Decree of Compulsory Military Service for Women in Eretz Israel

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Letter handwritten and signed by Rabbi Moshe Leib Schneider, dean of the Torat Emet yeshiva. London, [ca. 1950s].
Addressed to R. Yitzchak Eizik Herzog, chief rabbi of Eretz Israel. Strongly worded letter written during the battle over compulsory military service for girls in Eretz Israel. R. Moshe Schneider sharply reproaches R. Herzog for his lack of action in face of this shameful law, and for other occasions when he cooperated with the secular government instead of voicing his opposition.
R. Moshe Schneider (1885-1955), close disciple of the Chafetz Chaim. He founded a yeshiva in Frankfurt, fleeing to London with his students on the eve of WWII. There, he founded the Torat Emet yeshiva, known as "Schneider's yeshiva", which produced some of today's Torah leaders, such as R. Moshe Sternbuch and R. Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss.
[1] leaf, official stationery (written on both sides; approx. 45 lines). Approx. 20.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains. Creases and folding marks. Filing holes, slightly affecting text.

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