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Lot #    19325
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:39:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Judah Leib Gordin
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יהודה ליב גארדין, אב'ד לאמזא ושיקאגא
Author    [Ms.]
City    Lomza, Poland (New York)
Publication Date    1922
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 278:218 mm., light age staining, creased and split on folds, ink on stationary, signed, dated, and stamped.
          
Detailed
Description
   Letter on his Lomza stationary, written and dated New York, granting a shohet permission to practice by R. Judah L. Gordin (1853-1925), known as the Gaon of Lomza. He was born in Rezhitsa and educated in Lithuanian yeshivot. He was ordained by R. Moses Danishevsky (Be-er Moshe) and was appointed to his Bet Din. After several positions he accepted the rabbinite in Lomza and served there 1914-1921. R. Gordin emigrated to Chicago in 1921 where he served as chief rabbi until his passing. R. Gordin was considered by much of Chicago's Orthodox community to be the city's greatest scholar. The first graduating rabbinical class of HTC received a separate ordination from him, a yeshiva he helped found. His son-in-law, Rabbi Chaim David Regensberg, was a member of the HTC faculty for over 40 years. Several of his work are extant: Divre Yehudah (Warsaw 1903) responsa; Diglei Yehudah, multiple volumes, homiletics; Teshuvot Yehudah (Vilna 1908), responsa.
          
Reference
Description
   בן-ציון אייזענשטאדט, דורות האחרונים, א, >א - ו<, נוירק תרע"ג, עמ' 85-86; אנציקלופדיה של הציונות הדתית, א, ירושלים (תשי"ח), עמ' 507-510.
        
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Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica