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Bidding Information
Lot #    21785
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 10:06:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Abraham Joshua Heschel of Kopzynce
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מקאפיטשיניץ
Author    [Ms. - Hasidim]
City    New York
Publication Date    1963
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 215:162 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, typewritten on stationary, signed in ink and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Letter by R. Abraham Joshua b. Isaac Meir Heschel (1888-1967), Admor of Kopyczynice/New York. His mother was the daughter of R. Mordecai Feivish Friedman of Husyatin. In Elul1909 he married his cousin Sarah Berachah, the daughter of R. Moses Mordecai Heschel of Medziborz. After his marriage he stayed with his father-in-law for a time and then returned to Kopyczynice.

During the First World War, he, together with many of his relatives, lived in Vienna, where on Rosh Hashanah 1936, he succeeded his father as rebbe in Vienna. He established an orphanage in Baden, near Vienna. At the Nazi Anschluss, he was imprisoned and in 1939 emigrated to the United States, where he established his synagogue Bet Avraham on the East Side of New York; in 1965 he moved to Borough Park.

On one of his frequent visits to the Holy Land, he established an orphanage in Petah Tikvah. He helped financially the Hinukh Atzmai and other Torah institutions in Israel and in the United States. He died in Monsey, New York, but was interred in Tiberius.

          
Reference
Description
   Enc. Has. p. 202
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica