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Lot #    14021
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:50:25 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kol Kore
Title (Hebrew)    קול קורא
Author    [Polemic - Community]
City    [Trieste]
Publisher    C. Coen
Publication Date    1863
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 18, 4 pp., 175:114 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A very good copy bound in modern half leather and cloth over boards.
   A call by the Sephardic rabbis of Erez Israel, in Hebrew and Italian, to the leaders of the Jewish community in Venice to void their intention of forwarding Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes funds directly to the Holy Land bypassing the Shedarim, messengers of the various organizations in Erez Israel.

Beginning with the 18th century a Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes box was found in almost every Jewish home, and housewives dropped small change into it just before kindling the Sabbath lights. Due to the miraculous deeds connected with the tomb of Rebbe Meir, it was customary to contribute money, candles, or oil for lighting as a specific protection against all kinds of ailments and dangers; it was also done in the hope of finding something lost, of having children, or of driving away evil thoughts. It is clear, however, that the box also symbolized the longing for Erez Israel where the money was distributed through several competative Kollels.

Paragraph 2    [אל מנהיגי קהילת ויניציאה שהחליטו לבטל את ה"שליחות" והשד"רים מארץ ישראל, והם עצמם יאספו התרומות וישלחום ישירות לארץ ישראל].

ארבע אגרות, מחכמי הספרדים בירושלים (בראשם ר' דוד חזן), חברון (בראשם ר' משה פירירא), טבריה (בראשם ר' חיים שמואל הכהן [קונורטי]) וצפת (בראשם ר' רפאל מאמאן). שבט-אדר תרכ"ג. 4 עמ', משמאל לימין: קיצור האגרת הראשונה, באיטלקית. הכותבים מוחים נגד ההחלטה, העלולה לפגוע בישוב היהודי בארץ ישראל. נדפס שנית בתוך: י' בן-צבי, לשאלת ביטולם של השליחים מארץ ישראל, ירושלים רבעון לחקר ירושלים ותולדותיה, ג, תשי"א, עמ' עד-פו.

   CD-EPI 0314795
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Italian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica