Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Letters by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Halberstam of Frysztak and his Son Rebbe Chaim Baruch Halberstam

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A letter by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Halberstam Av Beit Din of Frysztak and Dukla, and a letter by his son Rabbi Chaim Baruch Halberstam of Frysztak, to the "Young man, the Chassid" Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Steinmetz [in America]. Frysztak, Parshat Noach 1920.
The two letters were written consecutively on two adjoining leaves. Rabbi Chaim Baruch Halberstam writes first; among other things he describes the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur prayers in Frysztak. He also asks if the "Rabbi of Mielec… succeeded in America" and "If one of his grandfather's grandchildren are planning to travel to America, if they can conduct themselves there in the path of Torah and fear of G-d…".
After this letter, his father Rabbi Menachem Mendel Halberstam adds a letter in his handwriting and with his signature in which he requests among other things to "send his regards to the Frysztaker…".
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Halberstam Rabbi of Frysztak and Dukla (1870-1926), son-in-law of Rebbe Yechezkel Rabbi of Sieniawa author of Divrei Yechezkel; son of Rabbi Leibish of Dukla, son of Rabbi David of Chrzanów, son of Rebbe author of Divrei Chaim of Sanz. The tsaddikim of that generation testified that he was an incredible tsaddik. His sons and sons-in-law served as rebbes. Among them are Rabbi Hana of Kolaczyce, Rebbe David of Tshebin and Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Rabbi of Dukla. His son Rebbe Chaim Baruch Halberstam (the writer of this letter) succeeded his father as Av Beit Din of Frysztak. He died in 1942 and all his children perished in the Holocaust.
[3] pages. 23 cm. Fair condition. Tears on folding marks and wear.
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