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Bidding Information
Lot #    16306
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 10:08:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by a Proselyte
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מגר צדק
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Keszthely
Publication Date    1832
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] f., 233:194 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, neat Ashkenazic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   A proselyte from a foreign land, Judah Kraussbass, writes the community leaders of Keszthely seeking financial assistance. He states that he has worked in the town at the home of the Hazan for a year and a half and has taken ill. He has no means of support and desperately needs funds to buy medications. On the verso, is a signed and dated statement of the community head assigning the case and allocating funds to support the ill man.

Keszthely, town in Hungary, Jews are recorded in Keszthely as early as 1711, a community, however, did not develop until the end of the century. The first synagogue was erected in 1780 and refurbished 30 years later.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Hungary
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica