Letter from Meish Rubin

I greet from my side all my friends and relatives, wife and children, may they live well. I’m waiting for your news in the future. I have nothing to write, but we must pray to be in good health. I hear in every letter to Tuvye that you are not well. I would like already to hear about the good health. Be well and keep happy. From me, your relation, Meish Rubin.


My dear brother-in-law, Moishe Schochet and his wife, my sister, the chaste and modest Sarah, and their lovely children, may they all be blessed with everything, amen.


My dear brother-in-law, if I miss out your name in my letters you should know that the reason of my writing is because you are always with spiritual and material work to raise souls upwards and to bless them with your pocket so that they may all be forwards and upwards in all their undertakings, that they should read to become the heads of the community – therefore I pray please excuse me. Keep well, from me, your dear brother-in-law, Tuvye Kretzmar


I greet cordially my dear mother-in-law, the chaste and modest Neche, and my sister-in-law, Chana Reza, and my dear brother-in-law, Aaron Morris -  excuse me brother-in-law, I am not writing you more than this. (Quotation from Yom Kippur service) ‘Please forgive, everybody knows his faults and confesses them.’ Because, ‘God requires your heart’. I bless you with everything of the best. Your brother-in-law, Tuvye Kretzmar

To my dear father and my dear mother, the modest and chaste Beile, and my brothers and sisters, Hinda and Chana, may they all live well. My dear parents, I have received your greetings and thank you cordially for it. Please write how is business and with whom you are trading.

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Letters courtesy of Phil Kretzmar