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Bidding Information
Lot #    7322
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 11:09:18 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Kalonymus Kalmish Shapiro
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר קלונמוס קלמיש שפירא, אדמו'ר מפיאסעצנא
Author    [Ms. - Chassidim]
City    Warsaw
Publication Date    c. 1930
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Small card, 75:115 mm., light browning, ink on card, Ashkenazi script, signed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Invitation to a disciple.

R. Kalonymus Kalmish Shapiro (1889-1943) Rebbe of the Chasidic Dynasty of Piaseczno. The Rebbe is known for his Chovot Ha'Talmudim (Warsaw 1932), an oft reprinted guide to the study of Chassidus. He is, however, better remembered for the encouragement and support he offered his brethren in prayer and sacrifice in the Warsaw Ghetto. The Rebbe's poetry still bring a tear to the eye of the reader. He asked the Ghetto inmates to look at the suffering of G-d in inflicting the human suffering rather than their own condition. His advice and consul aided many a person during those horrible years. The life of this sweet sole was extinguished by the Nazis in Treblinka.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica