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Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Lot Number 324

Letter from Rebbe Yaakov Shimshon of Kosov – Kosov, 1875 – “May the Jewish People be Blessed with Abundance and Success”

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Lot Number 324

Letter from Rebbe Yaakov Shimshon of Kosov – Kosov, 1875 – “May the Jewish People be Blessed with Abundance and Success”

Letter signed by Rebbe Yaakov Shimshon of Kosov. [Kosov (Kosiv)], 1875.
The letter includes the following: "May G-d grant blessing upon the Jewish people for abundance and success, and the deed of righteousness shall be peace". Written by a scribe, with the signature of Rebbe "Yaakov Shimshon son of the righteous rabbi of Kosiv".
Rebbe Yaakov Shimshon Hager (1814-1880), was the eldest son and successor of Rebbe Chaim of Kosov, and brother of the first Rebbe of Vizhnitz R. Menachem Mendel Hager, the Tzemach Tzaddik. In 1854, he succeeded his father as Rebbe in Kosov, and his two younger brothers were appointed rebbes in Vizhnitz and Radovitz (Rădăuți). He was renowned as a wise man, benefitting from Divine Inspiration. The righteous men of his generation held him in high esteem, in particular the Divrei Chaim of Sanz who would praise him in effusive terms (see Responsa Divrei Chaim, Part II, Even HaEzer, 30; see also Teshuvot Nosafot, 30). He delivered few Torah discourses and conducted himself with exceptional modesty and humility. He refused to publish his writings, maintaining that his father had not commanded him to publicize them. At the end of his life, he assumed utter silence, and when his brother R. Menachem Mendel of Vizhnitz queried his motives, he called him to the window and pointed to the cemetery. His only son and successor was Rebbe Moshe Hager of Kosov (1860-1925).
[1] leaf. 20.5 cm. Good condition. Thin, slightly worn paper. Creases and folding marks.

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