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Lot #    6055
Auction End Date    11/18/2003 12:12:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Joseph Zvi Kalish
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מהאדמו'ר מסקערנעוויץ זצ'ל
Author    [Ms. - Chassidim]
City    Bnei-Brak
Publication Date    1957
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 270:215 mm., light browning, ink on stationary, written by the Rebbe's secretary and signed by the Rebbe.
   Addressed to R. Simha Elberg, editior of Ha-Pardes and Director of the Agudat Ha-rabonim, concerning financial matters.

R. Joseph Zvi b. R. Simon Kalish (1886-1957), Rebbe of Skierniewice, is a descendent of the Worky Chassidic dynesty, who emigrated to Israel after the Holocaust. Skierniewice, is a town in the Lodz province, central Poland where Jews settled at the end of the 18th century. An organized community was established in 1850, and some years later a large synagogue was erected (in 1970 the building was in use as a municipal club). Jews engaged in small trade and crafts, such as weaving, shoemaking, and tailoring, in transportation, horse dealing, and services to the local Russian army garrisons. In the second half of the 19th century the influence of Hasidism, mainly of Gur and Aleksandrow, grew among the Jews of Skierniewice. In 1886 the admor of Worky (Warka), R. Simon Kalish, moved his "court" to Skierniewice.

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Language:    Hebrew
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