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Lot #    20148
Auction End Date    4/1/2008 10:07:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Appel
Title (Hebrew)    אלקא דמאיר יעננו ביום קראינו
Author    [Ms. - Community - Unrecorded]
City    Tiberius
Publication Date    1923
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Broadside, 420:288 mm., usual light age staining, creased on folds, 7 seals.
   Printed appeal for funds in memory of Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes in Hebrew and French with the stamps of seven community rabbis. Beginning with the 18th century a Rebbe Meir Ba'al ha-Nes box was found in almost every Jewish home, and housewives dropped small change into it just before kindling the Sabbath lights. Due to the miraculous deeds connected with the tomb of Rebbe Meir, it was customary to contribute money, candles, or oil for lighting as a specific protection against all kinds of ailments and dangers; it was also done in the hope of finding something lost, of having children, or of driving away evil thoughts. It is clear, however, that the box also symbolized the longing for Erez Israel where the money was distributed through several competitive Kollels.
Paragraph 2    ... אדון נכבד. הן היום שלחנו למח"ת [למחנה תפארתך] שד"ר... ר' יעקב וועקנין... לספר גודל מצוקתנו... כל הקופות... של אדוננו... רבי מאיר בעל הנס... והננו מחלים בזה את פניו... לעמוד לימינו... נאם ראשי הועד פה עיה"ק טבריא ... כל הברכות לפ"ק... חותם הועד הכללי, יעקב חי זריהן, אליהו ילוז, משה יפרח, מכלוף שטרית, יהודה טולידאנו
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Posters:    Checked