- Lot Number 52659
- Title (English) Letter by R. Joseph Shalom Eliashiv
- Title (Hebrew) כתב מה"ר יוסף שלום אלישיב
- Note Manuscript
- City Jerusalem
- Publication Date 1990
- Estimated Price - Low 300
- Estimated Price - High 600
- Item # 2219249
- End Date
- Start Date
 p., 150:175 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, creased on folds, Ashkenazi script, signed and dated.
Letter by R. Yosef Shalom Elyashiv (1910 – 2012), Haredi rabbi and posek (arbiter of Jewish law) who lived in Jerusalem. Until his death at the age of 102, R. Elyashiv was the paramount leader Lithuanian-Haredi community, and many Ashkenazi Jews regarded him as the posek ha-dor, the contemporary leading authority on halakha, or Jewish law.
He spent most of his days engaged in Talmudical study, and delivered lectures in Talmud and Shulkhan Arukh at a local synagogue in the Meah Shearim area in Jerusalem where he lived. He received supplicants from all over the world and answered the most complex Halakhic inquiries