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Lot #    14105
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:29:03 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. David b. Solomon Papo
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר דוד פאפו, ראב'ד הספרדים
Author    [Ms.]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1919
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 266:208 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, signed, sealed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Letter by R. David b. Solomon Papo (1838-1927), President of the Beth Din of Sephardim in Jerusalem, to R. Dr. Segal, Administrator of the American Joint Fund, requesting assistance for two court rabbis, dated Jerusalem, the 12th of Heshvan 5679 (October 18, 1918).

R. Papo was born in Constantinople and emigrated to Jerusalem at the young age of seven. In 1844 he was sent as Shedar to Egypt and Turkey where he was drafted to be Haham Bashi in Smyrna. He served in Turkey for several years, established Yeshivot before returning to Jerusalem in 1910. In Jerusalem he was appointed head of the Sephardim, he however refused to accept the Haham Bashi title in Jerusalem. He wrote Pnei David (Jerusalem 1924) responsa, and Beni Meir (Jerusalem 1914) homilies.

          
Reference
Description
   Enc. Erez-Israel, v. 1, col. 308-309
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
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Kind of Judaica