Letter from the great Genius Rabbi Yaakov Shur, AB”D Kitov aka Reb Yaakov Kitover
The letter elaborates on the exchanges of Divrei Torah he had with his friend Reb Eliezer Lipman Prince of Amsterdam in 5653 (1893).
The Gaon Rabbi Yaakov Shor of Kitov (5613-5684/ 1853-1924) was known as one of the most knowledgeable Rabbis of all time. His Sefer, “Meir Ainay Chachamim” replete with his vast knowledge was incredulously written when he was merely 16 years old. When he was Chief Rabbi of Ludmir he was maligned by informers and imprisoned. After his release, he immigrated to Germany and lived in Karlsruhe through the kind generosity of the wealthy benefactor Reb Shmuel Strauss. This letter was sent from Karlsruhe.