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Lot #    21380
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 12:19:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Jacob Landau of Bene Brak
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יעקב לנדא, אב'ד בני ברק
Author    [Ms.]
City    Bene Brak
Publication Date    1977
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Airmail letter, creased on folds, typewritten, signed in ink.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Jacob b. Moses Judah Leib Landau (1893-1986) was appointed rabbi of Bene Brak in 1936 and served until his passing. Born and educated in Kurenets, White Russia into a prestigious Habad family. An erudite scholar with a photographic memory he was appointed rabbi of Kurenets at age 20. The Rogachover officiated at his wedding. He later established a yeshiva in Moscow which attracted many students. He moved to Bene Brak in 1934 and single handedly converted the city from secular to the religious enclave it is today.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica