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Lot #    16293
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:02:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shedar letter of the Yeshiva Bet El
Title (Hebrew)    כתב שד'ר מירושלים
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1859
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 348:228 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, neat Rashi script, signed and dated.
   The yeshiva for kabbalist "Bet El" was founded in 1637 by R.Gedaliah Hayyun as an institution to study and pray the teaching of R. Isaac Luria (Ari z'l). The yeshiva, still operational, was led by many prominent rabbis and kabbalist over the centuries. Its finances were covered by donations collected by the shedar corp. The messengers were always scholars, kabbalist, and highly respectable. The letter was issued to R. Ezra Hiyya b. Shalom Lahmi and is signed by the administrator of the Yeshiva, R. Moses Tito.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica