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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
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 286:216 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, neat Sephardic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   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.

          
Reference
Description
   Enc. Erez-Israel v. 2, col. 82-83; v. 3, col. 156
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
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Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica