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Bidding Information
Lot #    16291
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:01:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Deed to Burial Plot on Mount of Olives
Title (Hebrew)    שטר אחוזת קרקע בהר הזתים, חלק החסידים
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1866
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 297:202 mm., light age staining, some creasing, ink on paper, neat Rashi rabbinic script, signed, dated, and sealed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Deed assigning burial plot to Ya'acov ben Avraham Moses, 9 cu. x 9 cu. on the Mount of Olives in the sector of the Hasidim, dated Nissa 5, [5]626. The document bears signatures of three rabbis, each signed twice, the seal of the society - twice. Signed are:

R. Hai Jedidya b. Solomon Moses Sassoon (d. 1874), rabbi of Jerusalem. R. Sassoon was head of the Keneset Israel yeshiva which was founded by the saintly R. Hayyim b. Attar. A prominent leader of the community his name appears on many period documents and approbations.

R. Jacob Cordovero was a rabbinical scholar and noted member of the Jerusalem society. He was descendant form the family of R. Moses Cordovero, the 16th century kabbalist.

          
Reference
Description
   Enc. Hakhmei Yisrael, v. 2, col. 7;
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Deed
  
Kind of Judaica