Auction 046 Special Chabad Auction in Honor of 11th Nisan - Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and in Honor of Pesach

Wooden Bowl used by Rebbe Rashab and Rebbe Rayatz to Inspect Wheat kernels for the Pesach Matzot

Opening: $1,000

Large carved wood bowl, use by Rabbi Shalom Dov Ber Schneersohn, the Rebbe Rashab of Lubavitch, and his son, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the Rebbe Rayatz of Lubavitch, to inspect the wheat kernels used to prepare the Matzot for Pesach.

Letter of authenticity enclosed (handwritten note, in English), signed in Hebrew by Rebbetzin Chana Gurary (1899-1991), eldest daughter of Rebbe Rayatz: "I hereby gift... the wooden bowl that my grandfather and later my father would use in the process of making Matza. I remember my grandfather checking the kernals of wheat in this bowl before the grinding into flower. My father used it as well". Dated - January 10, 1990.

Matzah Baking in Lubavitch

The Rebbe Rashab's meticulousness in the preparation of Matzot for Pesach, as well as his personal involvement in the process, are well known, and well documented (see Hebrew description). In Lubavitch, the strict precision demanded by the Rebbe was kept throughout the entire process of making the Matzot – the harvest, the threshing, the storage, the grinding and the baking. The work was was done by the Bachurim of the "Tomchei Tmimim" Yeshivah in Lubavitch. According to the enclosed letter of authentication, the Rebbe Rashab and the Rebbe Rayatz used the present wooden bowl to inspect the wheat grains intended for the preparation of Matzot for Pesach.

Maximum diameter (including handles): 35.5 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes.

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

Items and Objects of "Beis Rebbe"
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