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Lot #    7648
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 2:56:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Ezekiel Holzstock of Ostrowiec
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מאסטראווצא
Author    [Ms. - Chassidim]
City    Ostrowiec
Publication Date    1934
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 197:125 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, flowing Ashkenazic script, signed, sealed, and dated.
   R. Ezekiel b. Meir Jehiel Holzstock (1887–1943), rabbi of Nasielsk, was his father's successor as Rebbe of Ostrowiec. Some of his sayings are found in: Or Torah, edited by his disciple Judah Joseph Leibush (1920) and in M. Nomberg's Omer Man (1912). The founder of the dynasty R. Meir Jehiel was acknowledged as one of the greatest scholars of his age, and for a time no important decision on halakhah or Jewish life was made without consulting him. His form of Hasidism was original; his sermons were based on complicated equations from gematria by which he interpreted many texts in halakhah and aggadah. He was of an ascetic turn of mind, and made a long series of fasts over forty years. As he did not permit his books to be printed in his lifetime, only a fraction of his sayings and writings has been preserved.
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20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica