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

Letter from the Rebbe and Rebbetzin of Sassov to Their Father Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar – United States, After 1947

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Letter handwritten and signed by R. Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Meyer-Teitelbaum, and letter from his wife Rebbetzin Chaya Roiza, daughter of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar. [United States?, after 1947].
Addressed to their father Rebbe Yoel of Satmar. On one side of the leaf, letter handwritten and signed by his son-in-law R. Chananya Yom Tov Lipa, and on the other, several lines handwritten and signed by his daughter Rebbetzin Chaya Roiza (written on official stationery from the time they lived in Jerusalem, though from the contents of the letter it is obvious that it was written after their move to the United States).
Written shortly after Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum returned from one of his trips to Chicago, to raise funds for his institutions and strengthen Torah observance in the city. R. Chananya Yom Tov writes that he was happy to hear of the rebbe's wellbeing and the success of his trip. He also informs him of a donation received on behalf of the yeshiva and the rebbe's court.
On the verso, Rebbetzin Chaya Roiza wrote several lines (in Yiddish), sending regards to her father and stepmother Rebbetzin Alta Feiga, with her signature.


Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Meyer-Teitelbaum of Sassov (1906-1966), son of Rebbe Chanoch Henich of Sassov. Son-in-law of his uncle Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar, and his assistant in directing his yeshivot in Orsheva, Karoly and Satmar. He also served as rabbi of Szemihaly (Bűdszentmihály).
After unsuccessful attempts to save his father-in-law during the Holocaust, he fled with his rebbetzin through Romania and reached Eretz Israel, while Rebbe Yoel was later rescued through the Kastner train and also eventually reached Eretz Israel. He immigrated to the United States with his father-in-law law in 1946, and established there the Sassov Chassidut, later returning to Eretz Israel where he founded the Kiryat Yismach Moshe neighborhood.


[1] leaf, official stationery (thin paper). 22X14 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks and creases. Stains, including large dampstains, affecting text. Minor marginal tears.

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