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Lot #    10941
Auction End Date    7/12/2005 12:20:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Joseph E. Henkin
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יוסף אלי' הענקין
Author    [Ms.]
City    [New York]
Publication Date    c. 1962
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 278:214 mm., ink on paper, light age staining, creased on folds, Ashkenazic script, 10 lines of text, signed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Congratulations to R. Eliezer Silver on his 80th birthday, appears to be the text for an ad or similiar, signed by R. Henkin on behalf of the Ezras Torah.

R. Henkin was born in Klimovichi, Belorussia, where his father was head of the yeshivah. Leaving his native town, he studied for six years at the yeshivah of Slutsk under R. Isser-Zalman Meltzer, who together with R. Baruch Baer Leibowitz and R. Jechiel Michael Epstein ordained him. After serving as rabbi in Kavkazskaya and as head of the yeshivah in Sokolov, Henkin emigrated to the United States in 1922 and settled in New York City. In 1925 he was appointed director of Ezras Torah, an organization founded in 1915 by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis to provide assistance to rabbinical scholars in war-torn Europe. Under his direction, Ezras Torah expanded into a general charity distributing hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to thousands of needy persons. Henkin was continually called upon to decide points of Jewish law. He was particularly authoritative on divorce procedure and on laws of Sabbath as they relate to the new technology.

          
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20th Century:    Checked
  
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
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Letters:    Checked
  
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