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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
   [1] p., 262:212 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, neat Ashkenazic script, signed and dated by the Rebbe.
   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
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica