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

Two Letters from Rabbi Reuven Dov Dessler Dean of the Kelm Talmud Torah – Kelm, 1929

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Two letters handwritten and signed by R. Reuven Dov Dessler, dean of the Talmud Torah in Kelm. Kelm (Kelmė), Av-Elul 1929.
Addressed to a supporter of the yeshiva, R. Aryeh Leib Paktor of Amsterdam. In the first letter, dated 2nd Av, he relates that during his trip to Antwerp, R. Amiel (then rabbi of Antwerp) recommended that he ask R. Paktor to fundraise in the Netherlands on behalf of the yeshiva.
In the second letter, dated 20th Elul, he expresses his gratitude for the assistance extended to R. Gershon Miadnik, one of the deans of the Talmud Torah, who had just returned from his trip to the Netherlands on behalf of the yeshiva. This letter opens with blessings for the new year.
R. Reuven Dov Dessler (1863-1935), one of the leaders of the musar movement and prominent disciple of the Alter of Kelm. Brother-in-law of R. Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky and father of R. Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, author of Michtav MeEliyahu.
2 letters on (different) official stationery of the Kelm yeshiva. Size and condition vary.

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