Holiday card with illustration of a tree

Rosh Hashanah Card from the Va‘ad ha-Yeshivot

Vilna, Poland, 1939. Holiday Card

Rosh Hashanah card from the Va‘ad ha-Yeshivot (Yeshiva Schools Council). It carries a message from Rabbi Ḥayim Ozer Grodzenski, one of the council’s founders and its longtime leader in Vilna, Poland. As a religious scholar and community leader, “Reb Khayim Oyzer” (as he was widely known) was a major Jewish rabbinic authority in the 1900s, and one of the most prominent leaders of Lithuanian Orthodox Jewry.