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Lot #    13941
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:01:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Rabbinical Degree
Title (Hebrew)    כתר תורה, צורבא מרבנן
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Lublin
Publication Date    1934
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Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Broadside, 515:422 mm., creased on folds, backed, small tears in border frame, printed form signed in ink.
   Certificate of graduation from the Yeshivat Hakhmei Lublin in Lublin, signed by their world renowned and prominent staff. R. Meir Shapira first conceived of the Yeshiva in 1922, and two years later, after a highly strenuous fund-raising tour of Europe and North America, laid the foundation stone in the presence of leading Jewish rabbis and dignitaries. This institution was unique in conception, character, and even architecture. R. Shapira was vigorously opposed to the poor amenities, unattractive surroundings, and penurious atmosphere characteristic of the traditional yeshivot. He set a precedent, now universally followed, by equipping his establishment at Lublin with an excellent library (much of it his own), with spacious living and dining quarters, and with appropriate lecture halls. The academic standards themselves were maintained by a rigorous selection of applicants, including a growing number of hasidic youth. R. Shapira frequently lectured to the students and participated in their daily studies, activities, and even meals. Signed are:

R. Moshe Friedman (1881-1943), Bojaner Rebbe. The Rebbe was born in Husyatin to his father R. Shalom Joseph, Rebbe of Husyatin. R. Moshe, always referred to as Reb Moshenu Bojaner, was an erudite talmudic and rabbinic scholar and served as the headmaster of the Yeshiva after the passing of R. Meir Shapira, the founder. He was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz.

R. Dov Berish b. Jacob Weidenfeld (1881–1965), another erudite talmudic and rabbinic scholar of the world famous Yeshiva. Along with his wife and youngest daughter, the Rav was deported to Sverdelovsk, Siberia, in late 1940. With the dissolution of the labor camp, the Rav escaped to Buchara. The Trzebiner Rav arrived on the eve of Pesach, 1946, in Jerusalem, which he was to call home for the rest of his life, settling in the Shaarei Chessed neighborhood. In Erez Israel, he was the Rosh ha-Yeshiva of the Trzebin Yeshiva in Jerusalem until his passing.. A noted rabbinical scholar and educator many flocked to seek his advise and blessings. He was the Author of Dovev Meisharim (Pt. 1, Trebin, 1937; reprinted with Pt. 2, Jerusalem, 1958) among many other scholarly works.

R. Solomon Eger (d. 1943), Rebbi of Lublin, was president of the Yeshiva. He was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz.

R. Arye Zevi (Leib Hirsch) b. Chanoch Hendel Fromer (1884-1943), Rabbi of Koziglov, and a devoted desciple of R. Abraham Bernstein, the Avnei Nezer, was Rosh Yeshiva. He was rabbi in Sosnowiec (Poland), Czeladz (Silesia), and Koziglov, by which name he was referred to. He wrote: Erez Zevi (Lublin 1938) responsa; Mekabze'el (3 vol. Lublin 1936-37) novellae on several tractates; Siah ha-Sadeh (Piotrkow 1913) halakhic novellae. He was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz.

R. Samuel b. Asher Zelig Fuhrer (1868-1942), Rabbi of Krosno, was Rosh Yeshiva. He wrote: Har Shefer (Bardejov 1923) novellae on talmud. He was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz.

R. Zev Wolf b. David Nissenbaum (1877-1943), Rabbi of Drogobych, was Mashgiah of the Yeshiva. He wrote: Kevod ha-Levanon (Drogobych 1904) novellae on several tractates; Zayit ha-Levanon (Piotrkow 1931) homiletics; Erez Levanon (Piotrkow 1939) homile delivered at the sium of the Daf Yomi in 1938 at the Yeshiva. He was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz.

Secretary - R. Zevi?

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