Group of c.14 Letters from rabbinic leaders, mostly from the early years of the State of Israel (few earlier).
Group of c.14 Letters from rabbinic leaders
<<*>> 1. R. Elya Lopian, the famed Mussarist of Kelm, to Moshe Shapira (Minister of Interior and Aliyah). Autograph Letter Signed, requesting a loan of 1,000 liras for a R. Eliakim Cohen to purchase an apartment in Givat Olga, Hadera. January 1951. Notes to secretary in Shapira’s hand, with signature. Includes typed, unsigned response rejecting the request. <<*>> 2. R. Yeshaya Asher Zelig Margaliot, Jerusalem Kabbalist, Autograph Postcard Signed to R. Yisrael Meir Zachrish in the Ponevezh Yeshivah (later rabbi of the Yarchei Kallah synagogue in Bnei Brak). November, 1952. <<*>> 3. R. Jacob Rosenheim of Agudath Israel to ‘Our Brothers the Hareidim of Jerusalem.’ Autograph Letter Signed, encouraging political unity for upcoming municipal elections. October, 1950. <<*>> 4. Financial agreement between the Mir Yeshiva of New York (Yeshivas Mir Dehacha) and the Mir of Jerusalem, stipulating which fundraising initiatives could by claimed by each institution. Signed by R. Avraham Kalmanowitz and R. Tzvi Aryeh Zions. October, 1954. <<*>> 5. R. Yitzchak Huberman ‘The Tzaddik of Ranana’ Autograph Postcard Signed, to R. Pinchas Luberman. June, 1966. <<*>> 6. R. Yisrael Ze’ev Mintzberg, rabbi of Jerusalem’s Old City at the time of the War of Independence, Autograph Letter Signed to R. Ovadia Hedaya, author of Shu’t Yaskil Avdi. Halachic discussions of the latter’s responsa. Parshath Terumah, 1979. <<*>> 7. R. Binyamin Mendelsohn, rabbi of Agudath Israel and founder of Moshav of Komemiyut, Autograph Letter Signed to R. Ya’akov Zilberstein, protesting the ban of Sabbath Eruvs made by R. Pinchas Epstein of the Eidah Chareidis. Parshath Yithro, 1956. <<*>> 8. R. Elijah Dushnitzer, Mashgiach of Yeshivas Lomzhe Petach Tikva, Autograph Letter Signed to the Agudath Israel office in Jerusalem requesting a visa for R. Gershon Fishman Av Beth Din of Rotki, Poland.)Fishman would later serve as rabbi of Herzliya B.) Tammuz, 1936. <<*>> 9. R. Shalom Schwadron, Autograph Letter Signed to the Jerusalem Municipality. Providing the details of his neighbors (Rachel Lazerson, five children, 13 Shlah St, and asking whether the municipality requested his personal financial information, or that relating to his fundraising efforts for orphans. <<*>> 10. R. Ya’akov Moshe Charlap, Typed Letter Signed to R. Yitzchak Isaac Herzog. Recommending R. Menachem Sternhall, a student of the Sefas Emes Yeshiva and his grandson-in-law, for service as a rabbi in the newly-formed IDF. Elul, 1948. <<*>> 11. R. Elijah Dweck, head of the Kabbalist Sephardi Yeshiva Rechovoth Hanahar, Typed Letter Signed to R. Meir Berlin (Bar-Ilan), protesting the unequal treatment the Sephardi Yeshivas were receiving regarding the distribution of donations, especially as donations from France had ceased to reach Jerusalem due to the war. Sivan, 1941. <<*>> 12. R. Elya Lopian, Typed Letter Signed to R. Yosef Eliyahu Henkin. Requesting financial assistance to facilitate the move of R. Pinchas Wagschall from R. Lopian’s Yeshiva in Kfar Chassidim to Sanhedriya, Jerusalem. Av, 1966. <<*>> 13. R. Yitzcha Abuhatzera (Baba Haki), Typed Letter Signed to Yeshivat Porat Yosef. 14th Kislev, 1960. <<*>> 14. Document in Moroccan hand, with signature of R. Maman.