Auction 2

Lot 31:

Announcement of a Eulogy in Jerusalem for the Chassidic Rebbe of Ostrowiec

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Poster published by the administration of Yeshiva Chayei Olam announcing a eulogy for R. Meir Yechiel of Ostrowiec. The eulogy took place in the Yeshiva Chayei Olam, on Wednesday, 29 Adar 1928. Jerusalem, Aviv press. [1928]. 50 x 45 cm.

The Chassidic Rebbe, R. Meir Yechiel (Halstock) of Ostrowiec was born in 1853 and was a prime disciple of R. Elimelech of Grodzensk. He was famous for his brilliant mind, and was appointed at a young age as Rabbi of Skernowitz, and later of Ostrowiec. Following the passing of his Rebbe in 1892, he became a Chassidic leader attracting thousands. He fasted daily for forty years, eating only at night. He passed away on 11 Adar 1928.