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Lot #    14106
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:28:06 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by Two Moroccan Rabbis
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יוסף חיים הכהן וה'ר שמעון אשריקי
Author    [Ms.]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1919
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 286:216 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, neat Sephardic script, signed and dated.
   Letter to R. Zvi Moshe Segal, complaining about the reduction in funding. Signed by R. Joseph Hayyim Hakohen, Chief Judge of the Moroccan Community in Jerusalem and R. Simeon Ashriki, Judge.

R. Joseph Hayyim b. Judah ha-Kohen (1851-1921), Chief Judge of the Moroccan Community in Jerusalem. R Kohen was born in Mogador and emigrated to Jerusalem at the age of 15. He led the Tuvei Yisba'u Yeshiva and was a correspondent of responsa with the greatest of his generation. He wrote Minkhat Kohen (Jerusalem 1902-10, 2 vol.) novellae on Talmud and halacha, the work carries the approbations of the entire Jerusalem rabbinate.

R. Simeon Ashriki (1860-1930) was born in Morocco and came to Erez Israel with his parents as a youngster. He was Chief Judge of the Jerusalem Sephardic community for many years. R. Simon was the stepson of R. Abraham Ashkenazi, the Rishon le-Tziyon.

   Enc. Erez-Israel v. 2, col. 82-83; v. 3, col. 156
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20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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Kind of Judaica