Monday, May 11, 2015

A Letter written by R. Avraham Yitzchak Gershonivitz about his future son-in-law R. Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz

Part of a large collection of letters I recently acquired I found this interesting letter written by R. Avraham Yitzchak Gershonovitz to Rav Yosef Eliyahu Henkin and his org. the Ezrat Torah in 1940.

R. Gershonovitz writes about his financial plight. The Hazon Ish was the shadchan for his daughter, who was engaged to the then young Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz. He describes the many great qualities of the young groom and says that they were engaged for a long time and were unable to make a wedding due to the lack of funds.

It is unknown if and how Rav Henkin responded but the wedding did eventually take place but only on Lag Baomer of the year, many months after the 4th of Kislev when this letter was penned.

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