Auction 5 Judaica
Apr 4, 2019 (Your local time)
 Freehold Jewish center 59 Broad street, Freehold NJ. 07728
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LOT 48:

Joseph Shapotshnick. Eiruv l'shabbos. London 1932.

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Sold for: $300
Start price:
$ 200
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Extremely rare poster released by Joseph Shapotshnick regarding a proposed eruv in London. One of Shapotshnick’s controversial projects was a proposed Eruv in London. This proposal, was one of many ambitious, and often fanciful, halachic proposals undertaken by Shapotshnick.
Joseph Shapotshnick (1882–1937), was a non-conformist, (all be it learned) Rabbi who lived in London. A prolific author of numerous self-published books, pamphlets, newspapers and journals on a wide variety of subjects, he was often at odds with the established Rabbinate in England. Following World War One and the resulting “Aguna” crisis caused by tens of thousands of soldiers missing in action, he proposed a novel “Halachic” solution releasing at one time 40,000 Agunos. This entirely discredited him and a proclamation was issued against him signed by hundreds of venerable Rabbonim.
28 by 25.5 cm. Good condition. Double sided. Some folds and wear.
Opening bid $200

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