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Lot #    27980
Auction End Date    9/14/2010 12:52:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Hananiah Yom Tov Lipa Deutsch
Title (Hebrew)    ' ' '
Author    [Ms. - Hasidic]
City    Brooklyn, New York
Publication Date    1976
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p.,m 280:216 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, all in the Admor's hand, signed, and dated.
   R. Hananiah Yom Tov Lipa Deutsch (1908-1990), Helmetzer rebbe, son of R. Samuel Aaron Deutsch of Keresztur, he studied under R. David Dov Meisels of Ujhely, R. Hayyim Mordecai Jacob of Miskolc, and R. Joseph Tzvi Duschinsky of Huszt. He married the daughter of R. Joseph Abeles of Shalui. He became the rabbi of Dabshina, and after World War II settled in Cleveland, Ohio, and then moved to Williamsburg, where he established a Bet HaMidrash. He had a keen interest in mikvaot, maintaining that the cause of the Holocaust had been the neglect and laxity of the strict observance of family purity. He devoted his energies to the establishment of mikvaot and traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and South America for this purpose. He also visited Europe and Israel, setting up a kollel taharat yom tov in Jerusalem for the study of the Laws of Family Purity. He built and or repaired over 1,000 mikva'ot during his lifetime.

His magnum opus is Taharat Yom Tov, in ten volumes (Brooklyn, New York, 1948 and 1963-1971), dealing with family purity. He published Yesod Yosef, by R. Joseph ben Solomon HaDarshan of Posen, an ethical treatise on sexual purity, with his own commentary, and a commentary on the Mishnah, Zera Yitzhak, by R. Isaac Chajes (Brooklyn, New York, 1960), with the genealogical details of the author.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica