Letter by R. Wosner, Gestetner, Ungar, Stern, Bnei Berak 1986 (46807)

כתב מה"ר שמואל הלוי ואזנר ובית דינו - Manuscript - Hasidic

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Lot Number: 46807
Title (English): Letter by R. Wosner, Gestetner, Ungar, Stern
Title (Hebrew): כתב מה"ר שמואל הלוי ואזנר ובית דינו
Note: Manuscript - Hasidic
City: Bnei Berak
Publication Date: 1986
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD


Physical Description

[1] p., 222:140 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, neat Ashkenazic script, signed, dated.


Detail Description

Bet din decree signed by:

R. Samuel ha-Levi Wosner (1913 –2015) was a prominent rabbi and posek ("decisor of Jewish law") living in Bnei Brak. He was known as the Shevet HaLevi after his major work.  R. Wosner was born in Vienna, Austro-Hungary and studied in the Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin of Poland led by R. Meir Shapiro. He was also a student of R. Shimon of Zelicov who was the official supervisor at the Yeshiva. In Vienna, he had known and befriended the R. Chanoch Dov Padwa of Galicia. He married and immigrated to Erez Israel before the Holocaust and settled in Jerusalem, where he studied at the Dushinsky yeshiva. It was in that time that, in spite of his young age, he became a member of the Edah HaChareidis. When he relocated to Bnei Berak, upon the incentive of the Hazon Ish, R. Dov Berish Widenfeld of Tshebin, R. Isser Zalman Meltzer, and R. Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, he established the Zichron Meir neighborhood and Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin, bearing the same name as the one in Lublin where he studied in his youth.

He is the author of several works of Jewish law, including Shevet HaLevi ("The Tribe of Levi"), a comprehensive series of halakhic rulings and responsa on Jewish laws comprising ten volumes, and several other Torah books all bearing the same name. His halakhic opinions are widely quoted in many works on Jewish law both in Hebrew and English.

R. Nathan b. Amram Gestetner, rabbi of Kiryat Agudat Israel in Tel Aviv-Bnai Berak. A descendant of the Sofer-Schreiber family, from a rabbinical father, he was naturally an erudite scholar. His resposa and novellae appear in many period rabbinical journals and halakhic works.

R. Yitzchok Shlomo Unger dayyan in Harav Wosner's Bet Din.