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Lot #    7649
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 2:58:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Israel Friedman of Chortkov
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מטשורטקוב
Author    [Ms. - Chassidim]
City    Vienna
Publication Date    1921
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 230:145 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
   R. Israel b. David Moses Friedman of Chortkov (1854–1934), succeeded by his father as Rebbe. He was named after his grandfater R. Israel of Ruzhin. He wrote Tiferet Yisrael (Husiatyn 1934) hassidic homilies, and was an outstanding leader of the Agudat Israel. After World War I he moved to Vienna. His father, fifth son of R. Israel of Ruzhin (1828–1900), author of Divrei David, was one of the greatest Zaddikim of his time. His center was first in Potek, but in 1859 he moved to Chortkov. His followers were the aristocracy of the Hasidim of Poland. R. Israel was succeeded in his turn by his son R. Nahum Mordecai (1874–1946) who settled in Erez Israel in 1939 where he became a member of the Mo'ezet Gedolei ha-Torah of the Agudat Israel. The last leader of the dynasty was his son R. Solomon (1894–1959).
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica