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Lot #    17209
Auction End Date    3/13/2007 11:01:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Aaron of Chernobyl
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מטשרנוביל
Author    [Ms. - Hasidim]
City    Chernobyl
Publication Date    c. 1860
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 262:212 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, neat Ashkenazic script, signed and dated by the Rebbe.
          
Detailed
Description
   Letter by R. Aaron b. Mordecai, Admor of Chernobyl (1787–1872) to his son-in-law, R. David Moses, Admor of Chortkov (1828-1904). He was educated by his grandfather, R. Menahem Nahum (1730–1787), founder of the Chernobyl dynasty, and already during his father's lifetime was considered to have a saintly inclination. He based his sermons on his grandfather's teachings and the commentary Or ha-Hayyim by R. Hayyim b. Moses Attar. Thousands of admiring hasidim flocked to him. R. Aaron was confident of his spiritual abilities and holiness; he once wrote in a letter: "Even if they [his hasidim] live as long as Methusaleh they will never realize even a thousandth part of the good I - with God's help - have bestowed on them." He was convinced that the Messiah would come in his lifetime. He headed the Volhynia kolel in support of settlement in Erez Israel.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica