Sunday, July 31, 2016

An unusual Pair of Approbations in the book Helkenu Betoratecha by R. Zvi Hirsch Friedman

In חלקנו בתורתיך Helkenu Betoratecha, published in 1951, authored by R. Zvi Hirsch Friedman, we find published 2 approbations in the book that seem like a very odd pair. In the beginning of the book appears a letter from R. Yoel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe and at end of the book appears a letter from Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century and a Conservative Rabbi. 

R. Zevi Hirsch Friedman learned by the Kidushat Yom Tov of Sighet (R. Hananiah Yom Tov Lipa of Sighet) and the Arugat ha-Bosem of Hust. He was the Av Bet Din of האטסעג, and later resided in Brooklyn

1 comment:

  1. The letter of the Satmar Rebbe is not an Haskumeh on the sefer, but a halachic commentary (Tchuvah).

    Rabbi Friedman, the author, besides being a talmud from his father the Kedushas Y"T he was a distant relative, decsending from a brother of the Yismach Moshe.

    He was known as Rabbi Erno Friedman and can be seen in the photos of the Rabbis March in Washington October 1943.

    Thanks for your great blog