Auction 129 Shavuot sale. Chabad, Belongings of Tzaddikim, Manuscripts, Rabbinical letters and Rare books
May 11, 2021
 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem
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Letter Loaded with Blessings for Shavuot from the ...

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Letter Loaded with Blessings for Shavuot from the Admo"r of Gur, the Author of Beit Yisrael

Rare letter, relatively lengthy [approximately 80 words], loaded with blessings, entirely handwritten and signed by the Admo"r Rabbi Yisrael Alter, author of Beit Yisrael of Gur, to Rabbi Ephraim Shraga Silverberg, son of the Pittsburgher Rebbe.

"I give you a blessing for a joyous holiday and acceptance of the Torah. May Hashem assistance and to be blessed with only good; may you have success in all matters for the good ... With blessings for success and all goodness, and may Hashem quickly send you a complete recovery.

Refer to the Hebrew catalog text for a brief biography of Rabbi Yisrael Alter.

It is said that manuscripts by rabbinic leaders are often used as amulets for protection, healing and success. Certainly one handwritten by on of the unique tzaddikim of recent generations, who all factions among Jews considered sacred, known as a complete wonder-worker whose words were never unfulfilled, mentions almost all blessing possible in this letter: "Complete recovery" and "Success" and writes - in his own script - the words "Hashem will send you a complete recovery quickly." The word "success" appears three times - this is considered by elder Chassidim to include all possible blessings - how much more so triple "success" written by the Rebbe himself!

[1] leaf paper, approximately 18x7 cm.

Very fine condition: Fold marks.

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