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Bidding Information
Lot #    7653
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 3:06:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Solomon Benzion Twersky of Chernobyl
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מטשרנובל
Author    [Ms. - Chassidim]
City    Chernobyl
Publication Date    1935
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 211:147 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, Ashkenazic script, signed, sealed, and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Solomon Benzion b. Mesullem Zusia Twersky of Chernobyl (1870-1940), suceeded his father in the revered Chassidic dynasty of Chernobyl at the young age of 13. He was a grandson of R. Aaron who was educated by his grandfather, R. Menahem Nahum, the founder of the dynasty. Thousands of admiring hasidim flocked to the Chernobyler Rebbes. R. Aaron was confident of his spiritual abilities and holiness; he once wrote in a letter: "Even if they [his hasidim] live as long as Methusaleh they will never realize even a thousandth part of the good I - with G-d's help - have bestowed on them." He was convinced that the Messiah would come in his lifetime. He headed the Volhynia kolel in support of settlement in Erez Israel.
          
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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