Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
Israel
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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Archive of Rabbi Ralbag - One of the Chabad Leaders in Eretz Israel - Huge Collection of Internal Letters and ...

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Archive of Rabbi Ralbag - One of the Chabad Leaders in Eretz Israel - Huge Collection of Internal Letters and Documents of Chabad Chassidism
Huge diverse collection of hundreds of letters, lists and documents of R. Yehosef Ralbag - Rabbi of Kiryat HaYovel, one of the rabbis who headed the Chabad Chassidism in Eretz Israel. [c. 1960s-1990s].
The archive contains six large binders containing: · Letters and copies of letters of correspondence with the Lubavitch-Chabad Rebbe and with the office of Chabad Chassidism in the US. These include various questions, on medical and didactic issues, sent to the Rebbe by various people. · Internal correspondence related to the Chabad Chassidism in Eretz Israel and to institutes whose management involved R. Ralbag. · Documents and correspondence regarding the history of the Ralbag and Slonim families. · Letters about religious and rabbinical issues (conversion, Russian immigrants, Shabbat desecration, etc.). · Confirmation of various synagogues in Eretz Israel of receiving Torah scrolls mediated by R. Ralbag. · Letters of rabbis and rebbes and of various political figures. · Correspondences on medical matters, including letters about the medical state of the Lubavitch Rebbe. · Documents and letters regarding various polemics, such as the internal Chabad polemic regarding "Messianism". · and more.
Six binders, close to 1000 paper items. Size and condition vary. Overall good condition.

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