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Lot #    14162
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:51:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Shalom Moses ha-Levi Ungar of Nitra
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר שלום משה הלוי אונגאר אבד'ק ור'מ נייטרא
Author    [Ms.]
City    Mt. Kisco, NY
Publication Date    1977
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [2] pp., 267:184 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, beautiful Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Shalom Moses ha-Levi Ungar son of R. Samuel David Ungar (1886-1945) and his brother-in-law of R. Michael Ber Weissmandl (1903-1957), managed to survive the war, finding their way to America, re-established the Nitra Yeshiva after the Holocaust in Mt. Kisco New York. With help from American Jews, including former students of the Yeshiva of Nitra, the two refugee scholars built up a new Nitra Yeshiva at Mount Kisco, amidst the hills of New York's Westchester County. R. Weissmandl planned the new Yeshiva as an institution where, in addition to Talmudic training, the students would acquire skills in farm work and in such trades as printing. Unfortunately, it was not given to R. Weissmandl to see the fulfillment of his dream. His health broken by the years of war and persecution in the Holocaust, he died in 1957. R. Shalom Moses succeeded him as Rosh Yeshiva and went on to educate thousands of students in the methodology formulated by his predecessors.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Novellae:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica