Autograph letter written to the Chief Rabbi, R. Yitzchak Isaac Halevy Herzog, requesting a certificate of Aliya for a family currently residing illegally in Hungary. Of particular interest the letter is dated Adar of 5704 (March 1944) when the Nazis had already invaded Hungary and immigration to Palestine was no longer an option, even with a certificate. R. Shimshon Aaron Polansky (1876-1948) was born in Vihalin-Russia, and was known early on as a tremendous genius and masmid. In 1896, at the young age of 20, he received his first rabbinical office in Midova near Kiev. In 1901 he was appointed as Rav in the city of Teplik, and was thus known as the Tepliker Rav. In 1926, he escaped Soviet Russia and immigrated to Jerusalem where he was received with great acclaim and was appointed as Rav of the Beis Yisrael neighborhood. Many of the next generation’s leading poskim were his students.
Fine condition, some folds 22 by 14 cm.