Lot 77: Letter by the Va'ad HaKlali - Jerusalem, 1910 - Many Signatures, Including the Signature of Rebbe David Zvi Shlomo Biderman of Lelov and the Signature of the Dubrowna Rebbe
15 November 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Handwritten leaf with many signatures; a document summarizing the conclusions of the meeting of the Va'ad HaKlali of the Ashkenazi kollels in the holy cities, regarding the discussions of appointing a Chacham Bashi and the distribution of authority and appointments of Ashkenazi and Sephardi representatives for the official community committees. Jerusalem, Sivan 1910. On the verso, are 31 signature of Jerusalem community and kollel heads: R. "Shaul Chaim HaLevi Horwitz" [the Dubrowna Rebbe and Rabbi of Me'ah She'arim]; the Lelov Rebbe "David Zvi Shlomo Biderman"; R. "Lipman David son of the Mahari" [Shawkas, the Kotzker Rebbe, Ra'avad of the Beit Din of the Chassidim]; R. "Moshe Nachum Walenstein", R."Aryeh Leib son of R. A. D." [Hershler, R. Leib Dayan]; Rabbi "Zvi Pesach Frank"; Rabbi "Shlomo Gadol Rabbi of Vornyany"; R. "Yo'el Moshe Solomon"; many more signatures. R. David Zvi Shlomo Biderman (1844-1918), son of R. Elazer Menachem Mendel (1827-1883), holy and pure from youth, leader of the Chassidic community of Jerusalem. A prominent Chassid of the Beit Aharon of Karlin. The author of Yismach Yisrael of Aleksander referred to him as a "Sefer Torah". R.Chaim Shmuel of Ch?ciny said about R. Biderman that for many years he was the greatest tsaddik of his times. R. Shaul Chaim HaLevi Horowitz (1820-1916), son-in-law of the Nachlat David was Rabbi of Dubrowna for 18 years. In 1883 he immigrated to Jerusalem, where he was considered one of the greatest Torah scholars of the city. He founded and headed the Me'ah She'arim Yeshiva Gedolah and Talmud Torah. Died at an old age in 1916. Among his works are Klilat Shaul, Mitzpe Shaul, and more. Official stationery, 34 cm. Two written pages. Good condition. Minor wear and filing holes.