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Auction 72: March 16th, 2017

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Lot: 244 HALBERSTAM, YECHEZKEL SHRAGA OF SHINOVA. (The Shinaver Rav, 1815-98). Letter Signed (with final sentence in autograph), written in Hebrew on personal letterhead to his mechutan R. Yitzchak Segal Kanner, extending an invitation to the wedding of his granddaughter, with request for assistance in defraying related expenses. One page, laid down.

Shinava: 1896. Est: $10,000 - $15,000

-Profoundly respected by a great many, R. Yechezkel Shraga was the eldest son of the Divrei Chaim - R. Chaim Halberstam of Sanz and one of the foremost Chassidic leaders of his generation. Author of the Divrei Yechezkel, he was venerated for his subtlety of mind, diligence and pursuit of truth - as well as being a formidable ideological opponent to political Zionism. See T.M. Rabinowicz, Encyclopedia of Hassidism pp. 178-79.

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