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Letter by R. Nosson Tzvi Finkel, Jerusalem 2009

כתב מה"ר נתן צבי פינקל, ר"י מיר - Manuscript

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  • Lot Number 53467
  • Title (English) Letter by R. Nosson Tzvi Finkel
  • Title (Hebrew) כתב מה"ר נתן צבי פינקל, ר"י מיר
  • Note Manuscript
  • City Jerusalem
  • Publication Date 2009
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2400729
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Physical Description

[1] p., 28:211 mm., light age staining, written on stationary, signed in ink by rabbi, and dated.


Detail Description

Letter by R. Nosson Tzvi Finkel (1943 – 2011) was an American-born Haredi Litvish rabbi and rosh yeshiva (dean) of the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Israel. During his tenure from 1990 until his death in 2011, he built the Mir into the largest yeshiva in Israel with nearly 6,000 undergraduate students and over 1,600 avreichim (married students) According to one estimate, he taught 25,000 students over his lifetime.Although he suffered from Parkinson's disease for the last 28 years of his life, experiencing involuntary spasms and slurred speech, he did not let his illness stop him from learning Torah for long hours, delivering regular shiurim (lectures), and fund-raising for his yeshiva around the world. He raised an estimated USD$500 million for the Mir during his tenure as rosh yeshiva.He was a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Degel HaTorah. He was known for his Torah erudition and his warmth and concern for his students.


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