Guttmacher, Eliyahu (1796-1874). Papers.

Title: Eliyahu Guttmacher
Inclusive Dates: 1840's-1874
ID: RG 27
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8'9"; 19 5"lgl; 2 5"ltr
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Organization: Boxes 1-16 are arranged alphabetically by first letter of towns

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in 3 series: I) Kvitlekh (boxes 1-17); II) Correspondence (18-20); III) Financial Documents (21)

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Rabbi, talmudic scholar, mystic, communal leader.  Early Zionist.  A disciple of Rabbi Akiva Eiger of Posen.  In 1822 Rabbi Guttmacher was appointed the rabbi of Pleschen.  In 1841 he became the rabbi of Graetz.  During his lifetime he was known as the Tsadik of Graetz and thousands of Jews flocked to him for blessings and advice. Guttmacher was also known for his support of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalischer, an early Zionist, and for his extensive collection of funds for institutions in Palestine.  Born in Borek (Poznan, Western Poland).  Lived in Graetz (Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poznan Province).
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Detailed listing of towns from which [i]kvitlekh[/i] (petitions for a blessing) originatated, Yiddish, mss.

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