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Letter by R. Joseph Shalom Eliashiv, Jerusalem 1990

כתב מה"ר יוסף שלום אלישיב - Manuscript

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  • Lot Number 52876
  • 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 # 2263963
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Physical Description

[1] p., 150:175 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, creased on folds, Ashkenazi script, signed and dated.


Detailed Description   

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