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Letter by by R. Shabbetai Bohbout
כתב מה'ר שבתי בוחבוט, רב הראשי דק'ק בירות
[Ms. - Women - Barroom Dancer]
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 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.
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