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Lot #    32554
Auction End Date    12/20/2011 12:54:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Mordecai Gimpel Yaffa
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר מרדכי גימפל יפה
Author    [Ms. - Hasidic]
City    Ruzyany
Publication Date    1881
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3] pp., 208:130 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, creased on folds, neat Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
   Letter by R. Mordecai Gimpel b. Dov Ber Jaffe (1838-1892), rabbi of Dereczyn (suburb of Grodna) followed by Ruzyany. He was born in Utena, Lithuania and educated in the yeshiva of R. Isaac of Volozhin. Among his classmates were R. Samuel Salant, R. Samuel Mohilev, ant the Neziv. An erudite scholar he auther several volumes among them: Elef haMagen (Warsaw 1912) novellae to Talmud, Zikhronot Mordecai (Warsaw 1913) eulogy, and others. He immigrated to Erez Israel in 1888 where he passed on.

R. Mordecai Gimpel was a grand nephew of R. Menahem Nahum Twersky of Chernobyl.

   Wedner col 280-281
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica