Auction 44 - Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters

Letter of "Revealing the Opinion of the Union of Rabbis", opposing the Dismissal of Rabbi Unterman in Favor of the Appointment of Rabbi Goren as Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel - Handwritten and Signed by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein

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Letter "Revealing the Torah Opinion of the USA Union of Rabbis", handwritten and signed by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, president of the Union of Rabbis. New York, [1973].
Written at the time the decision was rendered to shorten Rabbi Unterman's term as Chief Rabbi of Israel to only ten years [a political move by Rabbi Goren's friends to dismiss the Chief Rabbis Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman and Rabbi Yitzchak Nissim]. In 1973, new elections were conducted in which Rabbi Shlomo Goren and Rabbi Ovadia Yosef were elected as Chief Rabbis of Israel.
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, who opposed the dismissal of Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman and the appointment of Rabbi Goren, wrote the ruling in this open letter: "The subject of the Jewish rabbinate all over the world, is a matter of authority which according to Torah law is irrevocable all his life… Therefore, G-d forbid, considering the dismissal of R' Isser Yehuda Unterman from the position of Chief Rabbi of Eretz Yisrael and to appoint someone else in his stead. [I], who writes and signs for the sake of truth and peace – Moshe Feinstein, President".
Official stationery of the "The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada". 8 handwritten lines. 28 cm. Good condition. Moisture damages and folding marks.
Letters Concerning Public Matters, Polemic, Elections and Politics
Letters Concerning Public Matters, Polemic, Elections and Politics