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Lot #    14830
Auction End Date    6/13/2006 1:10:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Divorce certification by R. Joseph E. Henkin
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יוסף אלי' הענקין
Author    [Ms. - Women]
City    New York
Publication Date    1944
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 255:176 mm., ink on paper, light age staining, creased on folds, Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
   Copy of a divorce and certifying the delivery of the divorce decree signed by R. Joseph Elijah b. Eliezer Henkin, R. Joshua b. Hayyim Egert, and R. Baruch Moses Feivelson.

R. Henkin was born in Klimovichi, Belorussia, where his father was head of the yeshiva. Leaving his native town, he studied for six years at the yeshiva of Slutsk under R. Isser-Zalman Meltzer, who together with R. Baruch Baer Leibowitz and R. Jechiel Michael Epstein ordained him. After serving as rabbi in Kavkazskaya and as head of the yeshivah in Sokolov, Henkin emigrated to the United States in 1922 and settled in New York City. In 1925 he was appointed director of Ezras Torah, an organization founded in 1915 by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis to provide assistance to rabbinical scholars in war-torn Europe. Under his direction, Ezras Torah expanded into a general charity distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to thousands of needy persons. Henkin was continually called upon to decide points of Jewish law. He was particularly authoritative on divorce procedure and on laws of Sabbath as they relate to the new technology.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Other:    Women
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica