Kiddush Goblet of the Holy Miracle Worker 'The Ribnitzer,'
Rabbi Chaim Zanvil Abramowitz of Ribnitz
The holy goblet of Rabbi Chaim Zanvil of Ribnitz which he used to make Shabbos morning kiddush for years, as per his custom to make kiddush on Schnapps.
Rabbi Chaim Zanvil Abramowitz of Ribnitz (1902 – 1995), known as the Ribnitzer Rebbe, was born in Botosani, Romania. Orphaned as a child, he was raised by Rabbi Avraham Matisyahu of Shtefanesht who saw him as an only son. He lived in Ribnitz which lies in current day Moldova, and practiced holy behaviors already in his youth; immersing himself in frozen rivers and risking his life, traveling from place to place under watchful communist guard to circumcise and slaughter in accordance with Jewish law. He miraculously survived Nazi occupation and it was during this era that his name spread as a miracle worker with countless stories attesting to his holy powers.
The Ribnitzer emigrated from Russia in 1972 settling first in Eretz Yisrael and then in the United States. Those who approached him for blessing and advice testified that he possessed Divine spirit. He passed away in Monsey where thousands flock to his grave.
Attached is a confirmation from his personal assistant in 1975 and years after, Rabbi Tzvi Benzion Adler, written on a photo of the goblet. On the back side. Rabbi Tzvi testifies that this was the very goblet used by the holy Ribnitzer every Shabbos for many years.
Height: 5.5 cm | Diameter 4 cm | Marked silver 800 | Fine condition