Rabbi Auctions Rare Sets to Benefit Hatzalah

To support Hatzalah of Crown Heights, Rabbi Mordechai Hecht of Queens is auctioning off personal sets of rare seforim.

By Anash.org reporter

Rabbi Mordechai Hecht is the rabbi of Chabad Chessed of Queens, and a proud member of Hatzolah of Queens for over 10 years.

With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic through Jewish communities worldwide, Rabbi Hecht wanted to do something special to support Hatzolah. He decided to auction off two sets of rare seforim that he owned to benefit Hatzalah.

“There could be no greater zechus than for these seforim to be used for this cause,” Rabbi Hecht told Anash.org. “The merit left in the hand of the buyer is a zechus for long life and happy days.”

The first item is an extremely rare, complete five-volume set, of the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Aruch printed in Warsaw in 1874. The books are from the library of the late Chossid R’ Mendel Borenstein. To find a complete set like this is extremely rare, if at all. Starting bid for this item is $399.

The second item is a rare Vilna edition of Tanya printed in 1900. It was received from the library of Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, Chief Rabbi of Japan. The sefer is in good condition. All pages are intact and some minor pro repairs have been made. Starting bid for this item is $199.

All proceeds will go to support Hatzalah of Crown Heights.

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