Two postcards handwritten and signed by the Gaon Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Stern, sent from his place of residence in Miskolc in 1903 and 1905, to his son who at that time was in the Hungarian village of Lovasberény (a town with a few hundred Jewish residents), discussing personal matters and communal issues.
Postcard he sent his son from Miskolc in 1903 in which he tells him about the controversy between the communities "Much scandal in the communities, the two factions fighting strongly against one another and the flames of controversy burning up to the heavens. May G-d make peace among our flock..." He continues telling about the difficult economic situation: "The high cost of living is felt strongly as our income is very limited and does not suffice even in times when prices are lower, only with great difficulty". And ask about the well being of his son's rabbi.
Postcard he sent his son in 1905 in which he blesses him on the birth of his daughter on Shabbat "a daughter as the first, a good sign for sons", and requests that on the day of the Torah reading, he will read the name of his newly born daughter after the name of his grandmother "Devorah", and adds blessings.
The Gaon Rabbi Yitzchak Isaac Stern (1845-1913 Hungary), a great Torah scholar, born in Sántov to his father Rabbi Mordechai Stern and mother, granddaughter of the Gaon author of the book "Sha'arei Torah". In the year of 1869 he married the daughter of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Broin, Av Beit Din of Putnok. From 1886 he served as Dayan in Miskolc. Many of his Torah insights are brought in the rabbinic periodical "VaYelaket Yosef".
Postcards: 9x14 cm. Very good condition.