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Lot #    10899
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 11:52:17 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Levi Isaac Grunwald of Zelem
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מצהלים
Author    [Ms. - Hasidim]
City    Brooklyn
Publication Date    1967?
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 165:216 mm., ink on stationary, neat Ashkenzic script, signed and dated.
   Addressed to R. Isaac Meir Levin, leader of the Agudah in Israel, the Rebbe wishes him that the Jewish nation experience the same miracles as the Hasmoneans, the cause of the Hanukah celebration. The letter was apparently written just prior to the 1967 Israeli-Arab War.

R. Levi Isaac Grunwald of Zelem (1893-1980) emigrated to the United States in 1938 and was responsible for bringing kashrut to this country. Fighting the tide of American indifference and assimilation he was the first to organize kosher milk (Cholev Yisrael), glatt kosher meat, and many other important religious improvements. The Forward published cartoons of the rabbi supervising a cow dressed in a prayer shawl exiting a mikveh to belittle and hopefully kill his efforts - the Rabbi prevailed, the Yiddish Forward died!

   Zichronot Hamaor, (Brooklyn 1974), v. 2, p. 193-4
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica