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Lot #    32448
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 12:01:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Benjamin Mendelssohn of Komemiyot
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר בנימין מנדלזון, אב'ד קוממיות
Author    [Ms. - Hasidic]
City    Kfar Ata
Publication Date    1948
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 270:207 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, neat Ashkenazic script, all in the Rabbi's hand, signed, and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Recommendation letter by R. Benjamin b. Menahem Mendel Mendelssohn (1904-1979) rabbi of Kfar Ata and Komemiyot. R. Benjamin was born in Plotsk into a family of devout Alexander disciples and educated in the old Polish system. He immigrated to Erez Israel where he was appointed rabbi of Kfar Ata. An erudite scholar he was instrumental in organizing the Va'ad Keren Shevu'ot which pays farmers to leave their field fallow in the Shevu'ot (seventh) year. R. Benjamin served as the trusted adviser to the Hazon Ish. His name was also involved in the Yoselle Shumacher case, as Yoselle is believed to have been hidden by him.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica