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Lot #    29001
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 10:38:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by by R. Shabbetai Bohbout
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר שבתי בוחבוט, רב הראשי דק'ק בירות
Author    [Ms. - Women - Barroom Dancer]
City    Beirut
Publication Date    1930's
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 280:218 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, small tear and stain, ink on stationary, neat Sephardi hand, signed, stamped, and dated.
   Letter to R. Elijah di Rina attesting to finding a wife employed as a barroom dancer. The letter requests that a divorce be forwarded with a named messenger to free the husband of support. The letter is by R. Shabbetai b. Solomon Bohbout (1870-1948), Chief Rabbi of Aleppo. R. Shabbetai was born in Jaffa and educated in Jerusalem yeshivot. He served as a member of the Jaffa Bet Din prior to assuming the Chief Rabbi position in Aleppo. In 1924 he was selected to serve as the Chief Rabbi of Beirut where he served until his passing. An erudite scholar and noted orator his sermons and responsa are printed in contemporary works. He was the author of several Halakhic works.
   Otzer Ha'Rabonim 18040
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Lebanon
Other:    Women
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica