Letter by Rebbe Ben Zion Halberstam of Bobov, Bobov 1924 (46415)

כתב מהאדמו"ר מבאבוב זצ"ל - Manuscript - Hasidic

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Lot Number: 46415
Title (English): Letter by Rebbe Ben Zion Halberstam of Bobov
Title (Hebrew): כתב מהאדמו"ר מבאבוב זצ"ל
Note: Manuscript - Hasidic
City: Bobov
Publication Date: 1924
Estimated Price: $10,000.00 USD - $20,000.00 USD

Description

Physical Description

[1] p., 287:215 mm., light age staining, ink on lined paper, creased and split on folds, backed, three lines of text, stamped, and signed by the Rebbe.

Letter describing the financial difficulties of the Bobover Yeshiva in Poland and soliciting funds from America for its continued existence. The document is signed by the Admor who perished in the Holocaust.

 

Detail Description

Letter describing the financial difficulties of the Bobover Yeshiva in Poland and soliciting funds from America for its continued existence. The document is signed by the Admor who perished in the Holocaust. He writes "of the 200 students in the Yeshiva, many are penniless or orphaned, it is incumbent on us to house, clothe and feed them..."

R. Ben Zion b. Solomon Halberstam, (1874–1941), Admor of Bobov and scion of the Divrei Hayyim-Zanz dynasty. He was born in Bikofsk in 1874 and educated by relatives in the dynasty. At the age of thirty one he succeeded his father as Admor of Bobov. His court attracted thousands of Hasidim who sought his advice and blessings. R. Ben Zion wrote a commentary to the Torah, Kedushat Zion, which was published by his son, R. Solomon Halberstam. R. Ben Zion was murdered by the Nazis in 1941, and was succeeded by his son R. Solomon Halberstam (1907–2000), who rebuilt Bobov in the United States.

R. Meir Amsel זצ"ל records in his epic Holocaust memorial work, Zichronot Hamaor, (vol 2, p. 81) that at the age of 13 R. Ben Zion was taken to his maternal grandfather R. Joshua of Kaminka to put on tefillin for the first time. En-route, the party stopped to greet R. Joshua of Belz. The Belzer Rebbe, upon seeing the young Bobover ordered his Rebbitzen to immediately cook up a kugel (served only on the Sabbath) as the Rebbe is in a category of Sabbath (i.e. a very holy man). Pp. 81-164 of the volume contains a very detailed history of the Bobover Dynasty.

 

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Reference Description

Zichronot Hamaor, (NY 1974)