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Lot #    18499
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 11:26:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Abraham Duber Shapiro ha-Kohen
Title (Hebrew)    מכתב מה'ר אברהם דוב כהנא-שפירא, אב'ד קאוונא
Author    [Ms.]
City    Kaunas (Kovno)
Publication Date    1938
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2] pp., 147:220 mm., light age staining, creased, split on folds, neat Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
   Letter by R. Abraham Duber b. Zalman Sender Kahana Shapiro (1871- 1943) Rabbi of Kovno and Talmudic scholar. He was born in Kobrin, Belarus and studied at the famous yeshiva in Volozhin where he was known as the Iluy of Kobrin. At age 26, R. Shapiro served as the Rabbi of Smolvitz and had already published three volumes of Talmudic research. In 1912 he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Kovno where he was the representative of the Jews of Lithuania and served for over 30 years. R. Shapiro passed-on on Adar 22nd 1943 of illness, one day after the Yahrzeit of his most illustrious predecessor R. Isaac Elhanan Spektor. He was buried in the Kovno Ghetto by several thousand followers. His responsa, Dvar Abraham, appeared in several volumes.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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Kind of Judaica