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Lot #    33801
Auction End Date    4/24/2012 10:08:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Abraham Duber Shapiro ha-Kohen
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר אברהם דוב כהנא-שפירא, אב'ד קאוונא
Author    [Ms.]
City    Kovna (Kaunas)
Publication Date    1930
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 150:210 mm., light age staining, creasedon folds, neat Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Letter by R. Abraham Duber b. Zalman Sender Kahana Shapiro (1871- 1943) Rabbi of Kovno and Talmudic scholar. He was born in Kobrin, Belarus and studied at the famous yeshiva in Volozhin where he was known as the Iluy of Kobrin. At age 26, R. Shapiro served as the Rabbi of Smolvitz and had already published three volumes of Talmudic research. In 1912 he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Kovno where he was the representative of the Jews of Lithuania and served for over 30 years. R. Shapiro passed-on on Adar 22nd 1943 of illness, one day after the Yahrzeit of his most illustrious predecessor R. Isaac Elhanan Spektor. He was buried in the Kovno Ghetto by several thousand followers. His responsa, Dvar Abraham, appeared in several volumes.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica