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Lot #    7631
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 2:22:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Isaac Weiss of Vrbaue
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יצחק ווייס ראב'ד ווערבוי
Author    [Ms.]
City    Vrbovce (Verbau)
Publication Date    1939
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 295:227 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   A heart wrenching letter addressed to R. Joseph Zevi Dushinsky, seeking his assistance in fulfilling his life's dream of emigrating to Erez Israel, where he will devote his life to prayer and the study of Torah. The writer talks about having this dream from teenage years, constantly interrupted by family and other events, now that he has reached the age of 60 he wishes to complete his life's dream. R. Weiss was killed by the murderous Nazis in 1942.

R. Isaac b. Isaiah Isaher Ber Weiss (1870-1942) was born and raised in Pressburg. A devoted student of R. Benjamin Sofer, R. Weiss became an erudite scholar, and served in illustrious rabbinical positions before settling in Verbau. He wrote many responsa and scholarly works which he took with him to the concentration camps where they perished with him. A collection of works , Siah Isaac, was printed in 1990 from a surviving manuscript.

          
Reference
Description
   Hakmei Hungaria, 460-1
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica