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

Letters and Protocols from the Keren LeHachzakat HaYeshivot – Letters and Notes from Rabbi Kook – Documents and Letters Signed by Rabbi Charlap, Rabbi Sarna, Rabbi Tucazinsky and Other Rabbis

Opening: $500
Sold for: $3,000
Including buyer's premium

Large collection of letters and protocols (some signed), documents and notes, concerning the establishment and management of the Keren LeHachzakat HaYeshivot in Eretz Israel, founded in the home of the chief rabbi, R. Avraham Yitchak HaKohen Kook. Ca. 1930s.
The collection includes:
• Two leaves handwritten by R. Kook – minutes of the founding meeting of the Vaad LeHachzakat HaYeshivot, with R. Yechiel Michel Tucazinsky (dean of the Etz Chaim yeshiva) and R. Yechezkel Sarna (dean of the Hebron yeshiva). [Jerusalem, ca. 1934].
• Minutes of the meeting of the Keren LeHachzakat Shloshet HaYeshivot HaGedolot, which took place in the home of R. Meir Berlin after the passing of R. Kook. Signed by R. Yechiel Michel Tucazinsky, R. Yaakov Moshe Charlap (dean of the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva) and R. Yechezkel Sarna. Jerusalem, Tishrei 1935.
• Letter signed by the chief rabbis, R. Yaakov Meir and R. Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, regarding fundraising at the Western Wall for the boys' schools in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, Elul 1933.
• Two letters: letter signed by R. Reuven Katz chief rabbi of Petach Tikva, R. Yechiel Michel Tucazinsky and R. Yechezkel Sarna, addressed to the chief rabbis of Tel Aviv; and response letter signed by R. Moshe Avigdor Amiel, R. Benzion Chai Uziel and R. Tzvi Pesach Frank. Adar 1936.
• Typewritten eulogy for the first anniversary of the passing of R. Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, emended and signed by the author of the eulogy, R. Yechiel Michel Tucazinsky. Jerusalem, Elul 1936
• Printed notice of the passing of R. Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, signed by the administration of the Etz Chaim boys' school and yeshiva. [Jerusalem, Elul 1935].
• Other typewritten and handwritten letters, documents, protocols and notes, related to the activities of this fund, and the management of the yeshivot and boys' schools in Jerusalem.
Approx. 40 items + envelopes and additional leaves. Size and condition vary.

PLEASE NOTE: Item descriptions were shortened in translation. For further information, please refer to Hebrew text.

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