Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, who served as the Rebbe’s secretary, and was appointed by the Rebbe as the executor of his estate released a letter on Monday decrying the recent sales of manuscripts, documents and items that belonged to the estate.
By Anash.org reporter
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, who served as the Rebbe‘s secretary, and was appointed by the Rebbe as the executor of his estate, released a letter on Monday decrying the recent sales of manuscripts, documents and items that belonged to the estate.
Rabbi Krinsky, who also serves as the chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, released the statements on a letter bearing the letterhead of ‘Estate of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’.
“It has come to my attention that various documents, manuscripts, and items belonging to the Estate of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, and which are in the possession of certain individuals who have yet to relinquish these said items to the Estate, are being offered up for sale on various public auctions,” he wrote.
“Please be aware that purchasing these items further embolden these individuals as they seek to monetize property belonging to the Rebbe’s estate, namely Agudas Chassidei Chabad, for their own edification,” Rabbi Krinsky wrote in the letter issued on Monday.
In recent months, various auction houses have been offering manuscripts and documents that would seem to be from the Rebbe’s estate. Most recently, the Kedem Auction House in Yerushalayim offered a number of manuscripts and documents including early drafts of the Rebbe’s letters and telegrams, items that seemingly belonged to the Rebbe and were given to other individuals only to transcribe.
Although Rabbi Krinsky did not specify who he is referring to, Anash.org has learned that separately, Vaad Rabbonei Lubavitch sent a letter to an individual who is in possession of the archives of one of the Rebbe’s secretaries. The Vaad informed him that Aguch is summoning him to a Din Torah, and placing an ikkul, a restraining order, on the sale of the items.
Anash.org reached out to Kedem Auction House, and to the BidSpirit site which hosts their auctions, for a statement on the matter.
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