Auction 048 Rebbes of Satmar, Sighet and Bobov - Books, Objects, Letters and Manuscripts, Broadsides and Printed Items

Letter from Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum of Volova, Author of Tehillot Aharon – Volova, 1939 – Dire Situation of the Beit Yaakov Yeshiva on the Eve of WWII

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Letter from the gabba'im of the Beit Yaakov yeshiva in Volova, with a letter from the yeshiva dean, Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum Rabbi of Volova author of Tehillot Aharon. Volova (Mizhhiria, Zakarpattia Oblast), Erev Shabbat Parashat Behar-Bechukotai [23rd Iyar] 1939.
Leaf written on both sides, on the official stationery of the Beit Yaakov yeshiva in Volova, with the stamp of the yeshiva, and the signatures of the gabba'im: "Yechiel Baumgarten", "Aharon David---", "Avraham Shalom Schechter", and "Chaim Tzvi Beck".
At the end of the second page, letter (seven lines) handwritten and signed by the yeshiva dean and rabbi of the town "Aharon Teitelbaum Rabbi of the community and dean of the yeshiva in Volova" (rebbe's address in Latin characters at the foot of the page).
Appeal for assistance on behalf of the yeshiva students, addressed to the managers of the Tomchei Torah society in New York: the president Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu (Leo) Jung (rabbi of The Jewish Center in Manhattan) and the secretary R. Avraham Tzvi Friedman.
The writers describe the severe financial situation of the yeshiva due to the revolution which took place in the region in winter 1939, which deprived them of all their previous financial support.
In his letter, written at the foot of the letter of the gabba'im, Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum of Volova joins the appeal, and adds his blessings for the yeshiva supporters.


Rebbe Aharon Teitelbaum of Volova, author of Tehillot Aharon (1881 – perished in the Holocaust, 1944), youngest son of Rebbe Yisrael Yaakov Yukel Teitelbaum of Volova, and grandson of the Yitav Lev of Sighet. Father-in-law of the Berach Moshe of Satmar. Head of the Volova Beit Din, and dean of its yeshiva. Succeeded his father as rabbi of Volova, and his brother as rabbi of Nyírbátor. Fiercely resisted the inroads of Haskalah and Zionism. A strong opponent of Agudath Yisrael.


[1] leaf, written on both sides, official stationery. Approx. 30 cm. Fair condition. Folding marks. Stains. Marginal tears and open tears, slightly affecting text; tear along fold, repaired with tape.

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