Letter by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Greenfield, Av Beis Din of Sânpetru
Letter of ordination handwritten and signed by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Greenfield written on behalf of his disciple, Rabbi Yaakov Fried.
Although the letter was written while his student was still single, Rabbi Moshe Chaim stipulates in the text that he may only teach and rule following his marriage.
Rabbi Moshe Chaim Greenfield (1888 – 1944) was the son-in-law of Rabbi Chaim Fried, Av Beis Din of St. Peter and succeeded his position in the rabbinate. A prominent scholar and Halachic authority, the Admor of Erlau attested that his father, the Yad Sofer, directed him to seek Rabbi Moshe Chaim’s advice in the event that a Halachic doubt would arise. He was one of the leading disciples of the Levushei Mordechai and the Daas Sofer of Pressburg.
Dated Sânpetru, 1939
Letterhead | 22 x 30 cm | Slightly creased