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HISTORIC LETTER! DOCUMENTING THE TRANSMISSION OF HUGE SUMS TO THE POOR OF ERETZ YISRAEL BY RABBI MOSHE, THE ...
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HISTORIC LETTER! DOCUMENTING THE TRANSMISSION OF HUGE SUMS TO THE POOR OF ERETZ YISRAEL BY RABBI MOSHE, THE REBBE OF KOBRIN.
Letter dated 1856 by R. Aryeh Leib HaCohen Rozowsky, a close follower of the Rebbe of Kobrin, to Sir Moses Montefiore, requesting him again to serve as an agent for the transfer of funds to the poor of Teverya on behalf of the Rebbe of Kobrin. The huge sum mentioned is 935 pounds! It was to be sent to R. Menachem Eliezer ben Mohari, R. Chaim David Eliyahu and R. Menachem Mendel ben R. Mordechai of Minsk.
Rabbi Moshe of Kobrin (d. 1858), disciple and successor of Rabbi Mordechai of Lechowitz and famous chassidic leader. The Rebbe of Kobrin was famous for his devotion and active efforts to raise funds for the Chassidim in Eretz Yisrael.
R. Menachem Eliezer ben Mohari, a brother of the Rebbe of Kobrin and leader of the Kollel in Teverya.
R. Chaim David Eliyahu, son-in-law of Rabbi Shaul Horker, the gabbai of the Kollel in Teverya.
R. Menachem Mendel ben R. Mordechai [Epstein] of Minsk, a prominent member of the chassidic community in Teverya.
1 side. 22.5 x 28 cm. Very good condition.