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Lot #    7498
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 4:48:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יעקב בן ציון מנדלסאן הכהן
Author    [Ms.]
City    Newark, New Jersey
Publication Date    1934
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [2] ff., 278:214 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on stationary, signed and dated.
   A soft, perhaps even tear jerking, letter in Yiddish to an estranged husband begging him to accept his wife back and save her from her desolate condition.

R. Jacob Ben-Zion b. Menahem Mendelson ha-Kohen (1875-1941) was born on the first day of Sukkoth in Kreuzburg, Latvia. He excelled in Russian Yeshivot and was appointed Chief Rabbi of Leeds in 1900, to Gateshead and in 1906 to Glasgow, Scotland. In 1915 he immigrated to the United States where he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Newark and served until his passing. His erudite scholarship can be seen in the numerous scholarly works he authored.

   Eisenstadt, Dorot ha-Ahronim p. 239
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica