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Lot #    7322
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 11:09:18 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Kalonymus Kalmish Shapiro
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר קלונמוס קלמיש שפירא, אדמו'ר מפיאסעצנא
Author    [Ms. - Chassidim]
City    Warsaw
Publication Date    c. 1930
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Small card, 75:115 mm., light browning, ink on card, Ashkenazi script, signed.
   Invitation to a disciple.

R. Kalonymus Kalmish Shapiro (1889-1943) Rebbe of the Chasidic Dynasty of Piaseczno. The Rebbe is known for his Chovot Ha'Talmudim (Warsaw 1932), an oft reprinted guide to the study of Chassidus. He is, however, better remembered for the encouragement and support he offered his brethren in prayer and sacrifice in the Warsaw Ghetto. The Rebbe's poetry still bring a tear to the eye of the reader. He asked the Ghetto inmates to look at the suffering of G-d in inflicting the human suffering rather than their own condition. His advice and consul aided many a person during those horrible years. The life of this sweet sole was extinguished by the Nazis in Treblinka.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Hasidic:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica