Lot #315
David Ben-Gurion

To Rabbi Maimon: "Your great moral authority as a scholar of tremendous breadth and depth on one side and a zealous Zionist on the other side, was powerful enough to overcome all the opposition and opposing views"
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Estimate: $300+

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To Rabbi Maimon: "Your great moral authority as a scholar of tremendous breadth and depth on one side and a zealous Zionist on the other side, was powerful enough to overcome all the opposition and opposing views"

TLS in Hebrew, one page, 8.5 x 11, prime minister letterhead, December 9, 1957. Letter to Rabbi Maimon, in part (translated): "The government has asked me to express its pain and extend condolences upon the death of your wife. I know there are no condolences for the death of your first love and that fate has given you a bad and terrible blow. I can but only express to you my feelings of admiration, friendship and deep love that I have towards you since we've met, which has continually grown as I see your blessed work and great and loyal love to Israel. Your leaving the political arena—the Government and the Knesset—was a difficult loss for all your friends, especially me. Your great moral authority as a scholar of tremendous breadth and depth on one side and a zealous Zionist on the other side, was powerful enough to overcome all the opposition and opposing views, both legitimate and overblown, which could have caused great harm to the State. Many like me feel the pain and worry of your absence on the public platform." In very good condition, with show-through from old tape and mounting remnants on the back, and a water stain affecting the end of the signature and its ebullient paraph.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #583 - Ended May 13, 2020





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