Printed Invitation to Bris of Harav Nissim Karelitz. Vilna, 1926.
We are honoured to invite you to join us in celebration as we bring our newborn son into the covenant of Avraham Avinu on Thursday, 25 Av, at 10:30 a.m. in the home of Rabbi Karelitz on 4 Sovacz Street.
Nochum Meir of Missagula and wife
An invitation to the bris of the late posek Hagaon Harav Nissim Karelitz zt”l, born in Vilna on 18 Av, 1926.
The bris was held in the home of Rabbi Nochum Meir’s brother-in-law Hagaon Harav Meir Karelitz, brother of the Chazon Ish, who dwelled in the apartment on 4 Sovacz Street which would house the wedding of the Steipler six months later.
Hagaon Harav Nochum Meir Tzivolnik (1889-1959), Av Beis Din of Missagula, was a brother-in-law of the Chazon Ish and father of Hagaon Harav Nissim Karelitz. (He later changed his surname to Karelitz in order to acquire Russian citizenship.) He numbered among the founders of Kollel Zichron Meir (which later became known as Kollel Chazon Ish) and was a genius, while exceedingly humble. The Chofetz Chaim had his eye on him as his son-in-law, yet the Chazon Ish’s family preceded him.
(It is interesting to note that this invitation indicates that, at the time, there was no problem with extending invitations to a bris, albeit some halachic opinions explain that the problem is inviting guests to attend a bris seudah and not the actual bris, which is why the invitation makes no mention of a seudah.)
Small printed invitation. Size: 7×12 cm (business card). Thick paper. Folds in corners.
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