Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Letter Signed by Rebbe Mordechai Dov Twersky of Hornostaipil, Son-in-Law of the Divrei Chaim

Opening: $6,000
Sold for: $16,250
Including buyer's premium

Letter signed by Rebbe "Mordechai Dov son of R. M.Z." [Hornostaipil, ca. 1890s].
Request to interrupt the sale process of a house.
Rebbe Mordechai Dov Twersky (Chanukah 1839–Elul 1903), son of R. Meshulam Zusha of Tlumach and son-in-law of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. In 1863, he was appointed rebbe and rabbi of Hornostaipil, and many Chassidim began flocking to his court. He later became one of the most prominent rebbes in Russia. He was also renowned as a foremost halachic authority of his times, and exchanged halachic correspondence with leading rabbis in his country and beyond.
[1] leaf. Written by a scribe, with the rebbe's signature. 20.5 cm. Good condition. Minor creases.
Provenance: Prominent private collection, New York. Acquired at Kedem, auction 48, item 50.

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Letters – Chassidut
Letters – Chassidut