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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
Physical
Description
   [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.
          
Detailed
Description
   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.
          
Reference
Description
   Otzer Ha'Rabonim 18040
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Lebanon
  
Subject
Other:    Women
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica