Auction 49a
Books, Chassidism, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters

Lot Number 366

Invitation to the Wedding of the Steipler with the Sister of the Chazon Ish

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Lot Number 366

Invitation to the Wedding of the Steipler with the Sister of the Chazon Ish

A printed invitation card, to the wedding of the bride Miriam with the groom "Rabbi Mr. Ya'akov Yisrael son of R' Kanievsky", in Vilna on the 7th of Adar Bet 1927. Signed by the bride's mother, Rebbetzin "Resha Karelitz – widow of R' S.Y. Av Beit Din of Kosova". [Vilna, 1927]. Invitation to the wedding of Rabbi Ya'akov Yisrael Kanievsky "the Steipler" (1899-1985), an outstanding student at the Navahrudak Yeshiva, with the bride Pesha Miriam Karelitz (1899-1973), the youngest daughter of the Rabbi of Kosova, Rabbi Shemaryahu Karelitz (1852-1916). The matchmaker was her brother, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya, author of Chazon Ish, who saw the book Sha'arei Tevuna written by the Steipler in his youth and immediately announced that he has found the match for his sister Miriam. He then applied to Rabbi Chaim Ozer and to their brother Rabbi Meir Karelitz to suggest the match to the Steipler. The wedding took place in Vilna in the home of the eldest Karelitz son, Rabbi Meir Karelitz, Av Beit Din of Bilohirya (Lachovitz) [he divided his time between Bilohirya in capacity of Rabbi, and Vilna dealing with public issues together with Rabbi Chaim Ozer]. After their marriage, the couple lived for three months in Vilna, after which the Steipler was summoned by Rabbi Shmuel Weintraub to head the Navahrudak Yeshiva in the city of Pinsk. 7.5X11.5 cm. Fair condition, stains, creases and wear.

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