Auction 91 Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Arts Featuring an Extensive Collection of Rabbinic Autograph Letters.
Nov 12, 2020 (your local time)
USA
 The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, Suite 1108 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205
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LOT 40:

GEWIRTZMAN, MOSHE YITZCHAK.
(R. Itzikel of Przeworsk, 1882-1976). Autograph Letter Signed written on ...

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GEWIRTZMAN, MOSHE YITZCHAK.
(R. Itzikel of Przeworsk, 1882-1976). Autograph Letter Signed written on letterhead in Hebrew.



Writing to a father that he be blessed with Nachas from his daughter and that she should develop a spirit of purity in her heart and not be influenced by alien forces. “In time we shall hear good tidings.” As was his wont, the initial letter of the first four lines spell the word “Ahavah.”
One page. Small tear at top. 8vo. With: Letterhead envelope.
Antwerp: 1965


From the letter it appears that the young lady had sought to marry out of the faith. Reb Itzikel was one of the most celebrated post-War Chassidic rabbis and many thousands made pilgrimages to him in Antwerp to receive his blessings and advice. He signs here as a descendent of R. Elimelech of Lizhensk “Zechutho Yagen Aleinu.”

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