Letter by R. Pinchas David Horowitz, Boston 1932 (47261)

מכתב מהגבאי של האדמו"ר מבאסטאן - Manuscript - Hasidic

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Lot Number: 47261
Title (English): Letter by R. Pinchas David Horowitz, written by assistant
Title (Hebrew): מכתב מהגבאי של האדמו"ר מבאסטאן
Note: Manuscript - Hasidic
City: Boston
Publication Date: 1932
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD


Physical Description

[1] p., 240:154mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, written and signed by the Rebbe's assitant.

Written by the Rebbe's assistant.


Detail Description

Letter by R. Pinchas David Horowitz, (1877 or 1876 - 1941) was a Hasidic rebbe and the founder of the Boston Hasidic dynasty, one of the first Hasidic courts in America. Born in Jerusalem, he was sent as a representative and arbitrator by the Jerusalem community to Russia in an important European rabbinic dispute. The outbreak of World War I prevented his return to Palestine. In 1915 he went to Boston to collect tzedakah and decided to stay in the city and become a Rebbe. He managed to attract a small group of followers but soon left Boston for New York. He became known for his love of his fellow Jew and his uncompromising adherence to the highest standards of rabbinic law. In the classic Chasidic tradition, he traveled to many Jewish communities throughout the northeast, spending special weekends infusing spirituality and Chasidic warmth in the lives of many Jews. Religious Jews from as far as San Francisco would travel to Boston to spend Sabbath and the holidays with their Rebbe (Chasidic leader). In 1939 R. Pinchas D. Horowitz relocated his congregation to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, remaining there until his death on November 28, 1941.