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LOT 29:

Three Letters from Rabbi Shimon Shkop – Grodno, 1938

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Three letters from R. Shimon Shkop, dean of the Grodno yeshiva, addressed to his disciple R. Shmuel HaLevi Lewenberg in Brooklyn, NY:
• Letter handwritten and signed by R. Shimon Shkop. Grodno, Shevat 1938. Official stationery. Letter concerning assistance for the yeshiva, assistance for one of the yeshiva students requiring surgery, and other matters.
• Letter from R. Shimon Shkop. Grodno, Adar I 1938. Typewritten on official stationery, with the addition of two lines handwritten and signed by R. Shimon Shkop. Letter of condolences for the passing of the recipient's father – R. Yehuda Heschel Lewenberg (dean of the New Haven Yeshiva, the first Lithuanian yeshiva in America). In the handwritten closing lines, R. Shimon adds further words of consolation and affection: "…I share your sorrow and await your better future, Shimon Yehuda HaKohen Shkop".
• Letter from R. Shimon Shkop. Av 1938. Typewritten on official stationery, with R. Shimon Shkop's signature stamp and official stamp. Appeal on behalf of the yeshiva.
R. Shimon Yehuda Shkop (1860-1939), a disciple of R. Chaim Soloveitchik in the Volozhin yeshiva, where he absorbed the intricate and profound methodology of Torah study. At the age of 24, he was appointed dean of the Telshe yeshiva (founded by his uncle R. Eliezer Gordon). There, he transmitted to the many students his innovative method of logical study – approach adopted by the entire Torah world until this day. One of his foremost disciples from that period was R. Elchanan Wasserman. In 1920, he was called to head the Shaar HaTorah yeshiva in Grodno. His works include: Shaarei Yosher, Maarechet HaKinyanim and Chiddushei R. Shimon Yehuda HaKohen.
3 letters. 27-29 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Fold lines. Several tears to folds, without loss. Enclosed: official envelopes of two of the letters, torn and damaged.

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