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Lot #    22194
Auction End Date    12/23/2008 10:54:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Moses Sternbuch
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהבד'ץ ע'ח ה'ר משה שטרנבוך
Author    [Ms. - Community - Polemic]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    2007
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 296:210 mm., creased on folds, ink on printed form, signed, dated, stamped.
          
Detailed
Description
   Ordering all food shops (i.e. pizza shops) to close by 11:00 P.M. The action is taken to prevent social mingling of youth after hours. The document is signed by R. Moshe Sternbuch, Chief Rabbi and Vice President of the Rabbinical Court of the Edah HaChareidis in Jerusalem. He resides in Har Nof where he is the rabbi of the local Gr"a Synagogue, named after the Vilna Gaon of whom he is a direct descendant. Born in London, England, he attended the Brisk yeshiva and later moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where he was widely acclaimed for his scholarship. He strongly opposes the Zionist State of Israel and was against its establishment. He is of the view that there is no connection between the existence of a Jewish state and the beginning of the redemption of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel which will precede the Messianic Era.

An erudite scholar he wrote Moadim U'Zemanim (Jerusalem, several volumes).

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Polemics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica