AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 249


Urgent Proposal From the Agudath Admorim V’Rabanim D’Artzoth HaBrith to the Annual Convention of the Vaad HaRabanim of 1924. Signed by eight Chassidic Rabbis including: Yehoshua Heschel (Rabinowitz) of Manestrich, Shmuel b. Avraham Dovid Marvino (Miropol, author of Tifereth Shmuel), Yehuda Arye (Perlow) of Novominsk (author of Kol Arye), Avraham Yoseph Gottesman (author of Emunah Shleima), Nissan Yehuda Leib Twersky b. R. Dovid of Makarov, Yitzchak Twersky of Skvira and Dovid Mordechai Twersky of Tolna. Margins frayed.

New York: 27 Nissan 1924

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
An important letter of communal concern signed by a group of the first Chassidic Rebbes present in the United States. The proposal urges that the Vaad HaRabanim must forcefully insist that all Kashruth supervision be centralized under its own auspices and no individual supervisory authorities be permitted, thus bringing order to the current situation of chaos. If the situation is so corrected then the Agudath Ha’Admorim would be willing to work alongside the Vaad Harabanim. The Agudath Ha’Admorim was founded in 1924 as an attempt to separate between valid and false claimants to Chassidic spiritual leadership in America. Furthermore, it also served as a counter-weight to the power of both the Va’ad HaRabanim and the older Agudath HaRabanim, both of which were dominated by a non-Chassidic Lithuanian rabbinic leadership.