Auction 86 - Part I - Rare & Important Items

Letter Signed by 15 Leading Rabbis – Including Signature of R. Mordechai Rokeach of Belz, the "Bilgorayer Rav" – Jerusalem, 1945 – Fundraising for the Tomchei Achim Society by Mrs. Perlmutter in the United States

Opening: $2,000
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Sold for: $3,500
Including buyer's premium
Letter signed by leading rabbis and rebbes in Jerusalem – from the Tomchei Achim society, which helped the sick and loaned medical equipment. Jerusalem, ca. 1945.
A thank you letter, with many blessings, to Mrs. Chaya Esther Perlmutter who collected donations for the society.
The letter is typewritten, and bears the handwritten signatures and stamps of the leading rabbis and Torah scholars of Jerusalem in those times (15 signatures and 19 stamps):
R. Mordechai Rokeach of Belz (father of the present Belzer rebbe, known as the "Bilgorayer Rav". He immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1944, and passed away in 1949); R. Akiva Sofer Rabbi of Pressburg; R. Shmuel HaLevi Wosner (who served in his early years as posek of the Geulah – Even Yisrael neighborhood); R. Isser Zalman Meltzer, rabbi of Slutsk, dean of the yeshiva and head of the Etz Chaim institutions; Rebbe Yosef Meir Kahana of Spinka; R. Eliyahu Romm, dayan and posek in Jerusalem; R. Yaakov Moshe Charlap; R. Zalman Sorotzkin Rabbi of Lutsk; R. Shmuel Weingart, previously rabbi in Plauen – Germany; R. Baruch Abba Rakovsky, rabbi of the Even Yisrael and Ezrat Torah neighborhoods; R. Yitzchak Yaakov Wachtfogel, rabbi of Me'ah She'arim; R. Yosef Gershon Horowitz "Posek in Jerusalem… Dean of the Me'ah She'arim Yeshiva"; R. Moshe Chaskin, previously rabbi of Krakinova and Priluk; R. Yitzchak Arieli Rabbi of the Knesset Yisrael neighborhood, founder and dean of the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva and author of Einayim LaMishpat; R. Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach, dean of the Shaar HaShamayim yeshiva.
Stamps without signatures: R. Shimshon Aharon Polonsky, rabbi and posek in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood; R. Aharon Yaakov Klepfish, previously rabbi in Shniadova, presently in Jerusalem and R. Dov Kohen rabbi of the Shirat Yisrael synagogue. Additional stamp of the Sephardi Beit Din in Jerusalem.
[1] leaf, official stationery. 33 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Folding marks. Minor marginal tears, small holes along folds.
Chassidut – Manuscripts, Letters and Signatures
Chassidut – Manuscripts, Letters and Signatures