Auction 65 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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Mar 12, 2019
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LOT 366:

Letter from Rebbe Nachum Mordechai of Chortkov - Regarding His Journey to Eretz Israel Shortly Before the Holocaust ...

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Letter from Rebbe Nachum Mordechai of Chortkov - Regarding His Journey to Eretz Israel Shortly Before the Holocaust - Vienna, 1939
Letter handwritten and signed by Rebbe Nachum Mordechai Friedman - Third Chortkov Rebbe. [Vienna], "Wednesday of Terumah" [1939]. In this letter, the rebbe writes that he is on the way to Eretz Israel. "We await our journey, G-d willing, on Sunday next week to our Holy Land, via Poland and Romania, and by Pesach, G-d willing, we will arrive in the Holy Land". Afterward, the Rebbe writes concerning the immigration of his son, R. Shlomo, and his family: "Shlomo'ni and his family are to travel, G-d willing, on the upcoming Monday, directly via Trieste to Eretz Israel…". The letter ends with the Rebbe's blessings: "G-d should bestow His good and success…". Rebbe Nachum Mordechai (R. Nachum Moti'nyu) Friedman (1874-1946), son and successor of Rebbe Yisrael of Chortkov, grew up under the influence of his illustrious grandfather Rebbe David Moshe of Chortkov. At the outbreak of WWI, he moved to Vienna with his father the Rebbe, and assisted him in his public activities. After his father's passing in 1934, he was appointed successor as rebbe of the Chortkover Chassidim, which constituted the elite of the Chassidic world in Galicia and Austria, and was known as a genuine "prince" with his upright and aristocratic qualities. A leader of Agudat Yisrael and member of the Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah. In 1939, shortly before the Holocaust, he left Vienna and immigrated to Eretz Israel, settling in Tel Aviv. This letter was written a short while before he immigrated. After the Holocaust, upon learning of the horrific devastation of European Jewry, R. Nachum Mordechai became heartbroken and fell ill, and died soon after. His Torah teachings were printed in the book Doresh Tov. His son R. Shlomo Friedman, author of Divrei Shlomo, succeeded him as Chortkover Rebbe. [1] leaf. 29 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear, folding marks.

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