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Auction: Auction 33 - Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical
was auctioned on: 28 August 2013
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Letter by Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik – Regarding the Rescue of his Brother Rabbi Yitzchak Ze’ev

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A long letter handwritten and signed by Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik, to Rabbi Eliezer Silver, New York, Tishrei 1940. A letter requesting help for his brother the Ga’avad of Brisk who is in Vilna and whose situation has considerably worsened after the death of Rabbi Chaim Ozer. He quotes a letter that he received from Vilna written by Rabbi Yitchak Ze'ev on the 22nd of Elul regarding obtaining visas: "No real results have been received from the visas sent from America and the consul is to blame… and our eyes are turned to G-d's mercy. Obviously, after Rabbi Chaim Ozer's death, I have been left in a terrible situation". [Eventually Rabbi Yitzchak Ze'ev left Vilna for EretzYisrael on January 20, 1941]. Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik (1839-Shvat 1941), son of Rabbi Chaim of Brisk and older brother of Rabbi Yitzchak Ze'ev of Brisk. Son-in-law of Rabbi Eliyahu Feinstein Av Beit Din of Pruzhany. A prominent Torah genius, renowned for his amazingly deep shiurim, he had thousands of disciples in Europe and the US. In 1910, he was asked to serve as Rabbi of Raszyn instead of Rabbi Alexander Moshe Lapidot, and at the initiative of the Saba of Slobodka, he established a yeshiva in the city consisting of select students of the Slobodka Yeshiva. In 1913, he moved to serve as Rabbi of Chaslowitz. In 1929, he immigrated to the USA to serve as the Head of the Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan Yeshiva instead of the "Prodigy of Molchad". Official stationary, 28 cm. Written on both sides. Good-fair condition, folds and stains. The letter from Rabbi Yitzchak Ze'ev quoted in this letter, is not known at all and is not included in the collection “Igrot Maran Riz HaLevi” (Jerusalem, 2008).

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Auction house: Kedem Auction House Ltd.
Title: Auction 33 - Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical
Date of the auction: 28 Aug 2013
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