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Call for Torah Assembly. Typed Letter Signed, written in Hebrew by twenty leading rabbis of Jerusalem (listed below).
Calling for an Asifa (spiritual gathering) of teachers, activists, and concerned individuals to be held at the Werner Beis-Medrash.
One page. Folds, small central tear. 4to.
Jerusalem: 25th Tamuz 1943
The purpose of the gathering is “Hisorerus, ” to arouse a response to what was perceived to be a decaying spiritual environment.
The letter is signed in autograph by twenty Torah scholars of Jerusalem, many of whom would emerge as leaders of the Yerushalmi community, especially RABBI YOSEF SHALOM ELYASHIV (1910-2012). The primary signatories are RABBI YISRAEL YITZCHAK REISMAN (1889-1969) and RABBI MOSHE YAIR WEINSTOCK (1900-82).
Other signatories include rabbis:
AVRAHAM HALEVI HOROWITZ,
YA’AKOV MEIR SCHECHTER,
TZVI MICHEL HELLER,
AVRAHAM HAKOHEN ROTH,
YOSEF BINYAMIN RUBIN.
The Werner Synagogue was named after Rabbi Simcha Bunim Werner (1867-1934), who established the Batei Werner section of Meah Shearim, Jerusalem.