Letter by R. Avraham Shmuel Zvi Silverstein, Toronto 1939 (48973)

מכתב מה"ר אברהם שמואל צבי הירש זילבערשטיין - Manuscript - Hasidic

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Lot Number: 48973
Title (English): Letter R. Avraham Shmuel Zvi Silverstein
Title (Hebrew): מכתב מה"ר אברהם שמואל צבי הירש זילבערשטיין
Note: Manuscript - Hasidic
City: Toronto
Publication Date: 1939
Estimated Price: $200.00 USD - $500.00 USD


Physical Description

[1]p., 278:215 mm., light age staining, creased pon folds, printed form completed and signed in ink.


Detail Description

Document signed by R. Avrohom Shmuel Tzvi Hirsch Silverstein (d. 1951), known as the Beizetshiner or the Vierzbeniker Rebbe. R. Silverstein was the grandson of the Hasidic Rebbe, Tiferet Shmuel of Radomsk. He served in several communities in Poland before immigrating in 1928 to Toronto, where he was appointed to the Vaad Harabbonim. In 1928 he emigrated to Israel but returned to Canada two years later. He passed away in Toronto in 1951. An erudite rabbinical scholar, he wrote Niflaot Tiferet Shlomo (Piotrkow 1922) and other scholarly works on Kodshim, as well as halakhic responsa in period Torah journals.

His daughter, Frimette recalled, “R. Silverstein died in Toronto in 1951 and was laid to rest at Dawes Road cemetery. He was buried in a coffin made out of the shelves on which his holy books had rested. The streets were cleared on the day of his funeral. During the funeral procession there was no traffic allowed on Spadina from College to Dundas, and a thousand people marched behind the coffin to the Kielcer shul at Dundas and Huron.”


Hebrew Description


Toronto Sages: Prominent rabbis of blessed memory, Mayer S. Abramowitz, pp 10; 38