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Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters

Lot Number 372

Letter of Responsa Concerning an Aguna from the Holocaust – Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein, Rabbi of Crasna

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Lot Number 372

Letter of Responsa Concerning an Aguna from the Holocaust – Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein, Rabbi of Crasna

Letter of halachic responsa handwritten and signed by Rabbi "Hillel ben Leah Lichtenstein, Rabbi of Crasna", sent to Jerusalem to Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Rabbi of Niemce. Budapest, 1946. Query concerning an agunah from Hungary, whose husband was arrested in Poland right before the Holocaust and his fate remained unknown.
Rabbi Hillel Lichtenstein (1910-1979), grandson of Rabbi Hillel Lash of Kolomyya. Served as junior rabbi of Crasna, under his father Rabbi Bendit Lichtenstein Rabbi of Crasna. Son-in-law of the Gaon of Shamloy Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich. After the Holocaust, he established a yeshiva in the DP camp in Landsberg (Germany). Afterwards, he moved to Paris and subsequently to Williamsburg New York where he established his Beit Midrash and was one of the leaders of the ultra-Orthodox circles in the US. In his book Kavanat HaLev, the Rabbi of Crasna writes "Roni Akara" - his responsa concerning Holocaust agunot in which he also brings halachic foundations heard from the "Exceptional Gaon of Niemce author of Be'er Chaim Mordechai".
The letter's recipient: Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Roller (1868-1947, Otzar HaRabbanim 6487), a leading Hungarian rabbi, Torah genius and renowned tzaddik. In his youth he printed his novellae on the Talmud Chidushei Ben Ya'ir (Tschernovitz 1900) [Rabbi Chaim of Brisk was especially fond of this book]. Also known as a leading Torah authority. After World War II, he was very active in finding ways to permit agunot to remarry. His halachic responsa were printed in the three volumes of his book Be'er Chaim Mordechai Responsa.
2 written pages, 27.5 cm. Good condition.

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