Letter by R. Yechiel Chaim Labin, Makova Rebbe, Jerusalem 1971 (48760)

כתב מהאדמו"ר ממאקווא ה"ר יחיאל חיים לאבין - Manuscript - Hasidic - Habad

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Lot Number: 48760
Title (English): Letter by R. Yechiel Chaim Labin, Makova Rebbe
Title (Hebrew): כתב מהאדמו"ר ממאקווא ה"ר יחיאל חיים לאבין
Note: Manuscript - Hasidic - Belz - Satmar
City: Jerusalem
Publication Date: 1971
Estimated Price: $500.00 USD - $1,000.00 USD


Physical Description

[1] p., 305:185 mm., airletter, light age staining, creased on folds, typed on stationary, signed in ink, dated.

With several words in ink by the Rebbe.


Detail Description

Letter by R. Yechiel Chaim Labin, Makova Rebbe, father-in-law of R. Aaron Rokeach, Admor of Belz to the R. Joel Teitelbaum, Admor of Satmar.

R. Aaron Rokeach (19 December 1880 – 18 August 1957) was the fourth Rebbe of the Belz Hasidic dynasty. He led the movement from 1926 until his death in 1957. R. Aaron inherited the mantle of leadership from his father, R. Yissachar Dov Rokeach, upon the latter's death in 1926. Known for his piety and mysticism, R. Aaron was called the "Wonder Rabbi" by Jews and gentiles alike for the miracles he performed.

His reign as Rebbe saw the devastation of the Belz community, along with that of many other Hasidic sects in Galicia and elsewhere in Poland during the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, Rebbe Aharon was high on the list of Gestapo targets as a high-profile Rebbe. With the support and financial assistance of Belzer Hasidim in Israel, England and the United States, he and his half-brother, R. Mordechai of Bilgoray, managed to escape from Poland into Hungary, then into Turkey, Lebanon, and finally into Israel in February 1944. After Rabbi Mordechai's sudden death in November 1949, R. Aaron raised his half-brother's year-old son, R. Yissachar Dov, and groomed him to succeed him as Belzer Rebbe.