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Lot #    14108
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:24:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Solomon Aronson
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר שלמה אהרונסון
Author    [Ms.]
City    Tel Aviv
Publication Date    1935
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 291:215 mm., light age staining, typewritten letter on stationay, signed in ink, sealed, and dated.
   Congratulations to shohat on his selection to serve the Bnei Brak community by R. Solomon Aronson (1862–1935), chief rabbi of Tel Aviv. R. Aronson was chief rabbi of Kiev, 1906–21, and was active in the Hovevei Zion movement, attending its conventions as a delegate. R. Aronson frequently interceded with the Czarist authorities on behalf of the Jews and helped in the legal defense of Mendel Beilis in the blood libel of 1913. During World War I he worked for the relief of refugees from Galicia who had come to Kiev. After the Russian Revolution in 1917, he sponsored the national-religious Ahdut Israel movement, which eventually merged into a nationwide federation. In 1921 he escaped to Berlin, serving as rabbi of the Russian community there until 1923, when he emigrated to Palestine. There he was appointed chief rabbi to the Tel Aviv-Jaffa community. R. Aronson founded and helped maintain various welfare institutions in Tel Aviv, including a society for the support of Russian refugees, established the Tel Aviv yeshivah, and took an active part in the Mizrachi movement, particularly in the field of education.
   EJ; Enc. Erez-Israel v. 3, col.88-89
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20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica