Letter by R. Ezekiel Lipschitz, Kalish, Poland 1931 (47873)

מכתב מה"ר יחזקאל ליבשיץ ראב"ד קאליש - Manuscript

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Lot Number: 47873
Title (English): Letter by R. Ezekiel Lipschitz
Title (Hebrew): מכתב מה"ר יחזקאל ליבשיץ ראב"ד קאליש
Note: Manuscript
City: Kalish, Poland
Publication Date: 1931
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD
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Physical Description

[6] pp., 285:219 mm., creased on folds, ink on stationary, signed, and dated.

 

Detail Description

Letter in Hebrew and German concerning various communal declartions by R. Ezekiel Lipschitz (c. 1850-1932) who served from 1902 until his death as Rabbi of Kalish and head of the Yeshiva Committee. R. Lipschitz was also the President of the Union of Rabbis of Poland, an organization including 800 rabbis and representing 4,000,000 Jews. He visited the United States im 1926 to attend and address the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of American and Canada at their convention to be held at Far Rockaway, New York. He brought with him the names of 18,000 Polish Jewish women who were “agunoth,” as their husbands had been lost track of during World War I. R. Lipschitz who spoke English and French fluently, and authored at least twelve books in resposa and novellae was seeking halakhic approval to ease the plight of the affected women.