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A letter handwritten and signed by Rabbi "Elchanan Bunim son of R' Naftali Beinush", regarding Va'ad HaYeshivot. Baranovich, [ca. 1920]. Sent to Rabbi Yehuda Leib Chasman, Av Beit Din of Szczuczyn, concerning the transfer of funds from Va'ad HaYeshivot to the yeshivot ketanot in Lithuania. Rabbi Chaim Ozer is mentioned twice in the letter. Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman (1875-1941), disciple of Rabbi Shimon Shkop in the Telz Yeshiva and leading disciple of the Chafetz Chaim, served as lecturer and head of the Brisk Yeshiva, as well as other positions. After World War I, he established the Ohel Torah Yeshiva in the city of Baranovich and was one of the foremost Torah giants and head of yeshivot in Lithuania. Served as emissary of the Chafetz Chaim and Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski in the Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah of Agudat Yisrael. Rabbi Elchanan wrote many Torah hashkafah articles which later formed his book Ikvete D'Meshicha in which he expressed the Torah stance of his teacher, the Chafetz Chaim, on Zionist nationalism and on the spiritual state of the Jewish people. During the Holocaust, he was deported to the Kovno Ghetto and sent to the Ninth Fort at the time he was studying the laws of Kiddush Hashem. His Torah teachings and discourses were published in the books: Kovetz Shi'urim, Kovetz He'arot, Kovetz Inyanim, Kovetz Igrot HaGra", etc. His study method and books are still used today as the basic method of deep yeshiva study throughout the Torah world. Official stationery of the Ohel Torah-Baranovich Yeshiva, 21 cm. Approx. 11 handwritten lines. Fair condition, restored tear to paper (without damage to text).

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Letter by Rabbi Elchanan Wasserman - To Rabbi Yehuda

Estimate $2,500 - $4,400Jan 19, 2016