Letter by R. Jacob Landau, Bnei Berak 1967 (46797)

כתב מה"ר יעקב לנדא, אב"ד בני ברק - Manuscript - Kashrut

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Lot Number: 46797
Title (English): Letter by R. Jacob Landau
Title (Hebrew): כתב מה"ר יעקב לנדא, אב"ד בני ברק
Note: Manuscript - Kashrut
City: Bnei Berak
Publication Date: 1967
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD


Physical Description:

Postcard, light age staining, Ashkenazic script signed and dated.


Detailed Description:   

Letter concerning a steak house which apparently operated on the Sabbath by R. Jacob b. Moses Judah Leib Landau (1893-1986) was appointed rabbi of Bene Brak in 1936 and served until his passing. Born and educated in Kurenets, White Russia into a prestigious Habad family. An erudite scholar with a photographic memory he was appointed rabbi of Kurenets at age 20. The Rogachover officiated at his wedding. He later established a yeshiva in Moscow which attracted many students. He moved to Bene Brak in 1934 and single handedly converted the city from secular to the religious enclave it is today.