Lot of five signed and one autograph letter.
Signed typewritten letter, dated Cheshvan 5700 [Oct 1939], on the letterhead of R. Avraham Yitzchak Bloch [Rav and Rosh Yeshiva of Telz], to Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung of New York, requesting that any financial assistance for the Telz Yeshiva be sent to Mr. Cyrus Weltman of New York who will forward the money to Lithuania. Of particular interest as this letter arrived from Europe in the midst of the Holocaust.
Signed typewritten letter, dated 1957, on institutional letterhead, written to R. Chaim Rosen of New York with condolences on the passing of his esteemed father R. Moshe Rosen.
Lengthy autograph letter in Hebrew, dated 1957, on personal letterhead, written to Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung of New York, providing a concise update on the Yeshiva’s activities and accomplishments and requesting financial assistance for the Yeshiva.
Signed typewritten letter, dated 1959, on institutional letterhead, written to Rabbi and Mrs. Shochet. The letter thanks them for their generous gesture in giving instructions to bequeath their library, as well as some assets, to the Yeshiva after their passing, and concludes with blessings for a long and prosperous life.
Signed typewritten letter, dated 1962, on institutional letterhead written in Yiddish to Mrs. Shochet, expressing condolences on the passing of her husband, Rabbi Dovid Menachem Shochet. Signed typewritten letter. Dated 1964 on institutional letterhead. The letter, written in English to Mrs. Shochet, gratefully acknowledges the receipt of 15 cartons of books from the library of her late husband.
Lot also includes a card of R. C. M. Katz with short note to R. Chaim Rosen initialed by Rabbi Katz. All in fine condition.
R. Chaim Mordechai Katz (1894-1964) studied in the great Yeshivas of Slabodka, Volozhin and Telz. Following his marriage to the daughter of the Telzer Rav, R. Yosef Leib Bloch, he lived in Telz where he was involved in the running of the Yeshiva. During the Holocaust he escaped to America via Japan, and despite the tragic loss of his entire family, his Yeshiva and his community he reestablished the Telzer Yeshiva in Cleveland, together with his brother in law R. Eliyahu Meir Bloch.