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

Letter of Wedding Wishes from Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar – Jerusalem, 1946

Opening: $6,000

Letter of wedding wishes, signed by Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar. [Jerusalem], 16th Adar 1946.
Written by a scribe on the rebbe's official stationery, during his stay in Jerusalem after the Holocaust; with the rebbe's hand signature.
Wedding wishes from the rebbe, hand signed by the rebbe. The final few words before the signature – "His friend, who wishes him well with much love" – were also presumably written by the rebbe.
Addressed to the groom R. Elazar Schendorf, on the occasion of his wedding in 1946 to his niece, Necha Mindel Kaufman.

The Divrei Yoel, Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum of Satmar (1887-1979), youngest son of Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa, the Kedushat Yom Tov; and grandson of Rebbe Yekutiel Yehuda, the Yitav Lev. He served as rabbi of Orsheva, Karoly and later Satmar. He survived the Holocaust and immigrated to the United States, where he established the Satmar Chassidic community. President of the Edah HaCharedit in Jerusalem, and a leader of Orthodox Jewry in the United States and throughout the world.
The recipient of the letter, R. Elazar Schendorf, author of Achashvah LaDaat (d. 25th Av 1985), son of R. Chaim Shaul HaLevi Schendorf, a Chassid of Rebbe Baruch Halberstam of Gorlitz.

[1] double leaf, official stationery. 22 cm. Good Condition. Folding marks. Minor wear.