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Lot #    21965
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 11:36:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Elijah Meir Bloch
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר אלי' מאיר בלאך, ר'י טעלז
Author    [Ms.]
City    Telz (Telsiai)
Publication Date    1938
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Postcard, 99:152 mm., light age staining, ink on card, neat Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Elijah Meir Bloch (c. 1894–1955), Lithuanian rabbi and dean of the Telz (Telshe) Yeshiva in the U.S. R. Bloch, who was born and educated in Telz, Lithuania, was appointed to the faculty of the yeshiva there in 1917. With the Russian occupation of Lithuania, the yeshiva was moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1941, under R. Bloch's leadership. R. Bloch retained the singular "Telz style" in Talmud study, which stresses precise inductive reasoning. He resisted every attempt at compromise with the Reform elements of the community, yet succeeded in obtaining the support of the Cleveland Jewish Federation for the local Orthodox high school. Active with the Agudat Israel since the Marienbad Conference of 1937, R. Bloch played a leading role in the American Agudah. He was also a member of Mo'ezet Gedolei ha-Torah, the international body which guides the World Agudah on questions of Torah principle, where he was known for the universality of his approach.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica