Auction 13 Eretz Israel, settlement, anti-Semitism, Holocaust, postcards and photographs, Judaica, Rabbinical Letters
Oct 18, 2021
Abraham Ferrera 1 , Jerusalem, Israel

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LOT 20:

Jimmy Carter and Rabbi Mordechai Phinehas Teitz - a photograph with a dedication signed by Carter

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Jimmy Carter and Rabbi Mordechai Phinehas Teitz - a photograph with a dedication signed by Carter


US President Jimmy Carter wearing a Kippah, alongside Rabbi Mordechai Phinehas Teitz of Elizabeth, speaking at the "Jewish Education Center" conference in Elizabeth, New Jersey, June 8, 1973 [Carter then headed the Democratic party, and came to Elizabeth to seek Jewish votes To his party]. Bellow the photo (affixed to cardboard, and rare in itself) is a handwritten dedication and Carter's signature: "Best wishes Jimmy Carter."


James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr. [born 1924] The 39th President of the United States from 1977-1981. Prior to his presidency, he served as governor of the 76th state of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975, after two terms in the Georgia Senate from 1963 to 1967.


Rabbi Mordechai Phinehas Teitz [1908-1996] Rabbi of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Member of the presidency of the Rabbinical Association of the United States and Canada, treasurer of "Ezrat Torah" and one of the leaders of the Rescue Committee. A student of the Salvodka Yeshiva in his youth. At the end of 1933, he traveled with Rabbi Eliyahu Meir Bloch on a one-year fundraising trip from North American Jewry for the Telz Yeshiva. While in the United States, Rabbi Bloch married him to Batya, the daughter of the late Rabbi of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Rabbi Elazar Meir Freil (a friend of Rabbi Bloch's father, Rabbi Yosef Leib, Rosh Yeshivat Telz) who died a month before coming to the United States. The wedding took place in January 1935, and he was appointed by his father-in-law's will as rabbi for his vacant seat. He joined the Rabbinical Association, and despite his young age was appointed chairman of the executive committee, but Provoked the indignation of some of the older generation in expressing his views on the duties of American rabbis, especially his demand that they deliver their sermons in English so as not to lose young people who did not knew Yiddish. He established in Elizabeth an Orthodox education system that included an elementary school (1941), a boys 'high school (1955), and a girls' high school called "Bruria" (1963). In 1981, after his repeated calls for members of the Rabbinical Association to open the ranks of the organization to young rabbis born in America, were denied, Rabbi Teitz, in collaboration with Rabbi Yaakov Kamintsky, a friend from his time studying in Slobodka, established a new rabbinical association called the Rabbinical Center. They received written backing from the greatest Lithuanians of the generation, Rabbi Yaakov Israel Kanevsky and Rabbi Elazar Menachem Shach. The main activity of the center was to refer kollel students after several years of schooling, to disseminate Torah in the periphery. In his old age, he appointed his son Rabbi Elazar Meir Teitz, who had been his deputy since 1958, to fill his place as rabbi of the city and to head the Jewish educational institutions in Elizabeth. He died on the 4th of Tevet, December 26, 1995, and was buried in the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem.


Size: 25x14 cm. Wooden and glass frame: 23x32 cm. Time stains on the brown margins, Tear at the top of the brown border without damaging the photo. good condition.