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

Letter from Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam of Bobov – With His Handwritten Blessing: "Blessing Him with Salvation, May He Merit to Always Perform Mitzvot and Good Deeds in Happiness and Serenity

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Letter with three lines handwritten and signed by Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam (the Second) of Bobov. Brooklyn, NY, Thursday [28th Kislev 1968].
Most of the letter is written by a scribe on official stationery, with the addition of three lines handwritten and signed by the rebbe.
Addressed to the elderly philanthropist R. Yechiel Reinhold, elder Bobover Chassid (1881-1970). The rebbe addresses the recipient with many expressions of affection and esteem, and thanks him for his donation to the wedding expenses. Additional blessings at the end of the letter, handwritten by the rebbe: "Blessing him with salvation; may he merit to always perform mitzvot and good deeds in happiness and serenity…".

Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam (the second) of Bobov (1907-2000), a prominent rebbe in recent times. Son of Rebbe Benzion Halberstam, the Kedushat Tzion. After miraculously surviving the Holocaust, he reached the United States where he re-established the Bobov Chassidut, founding communities, yeshivot and Torah institutions in the United States and worldwide.

[1] leaf, official stationery. 26.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks.