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Lot #    29213
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 12:24:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Isaac Eisig Mishael
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יצחק אייזק מישאל אבד'ק נאדי קאניזשא
Author    [Ms. - Women]
City    Nagykanizsa
Publication Date    1839
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 251:197 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on blue paper, neat Ashkenazic script, signed, and dated.
   Letter by R. Isaac Eisig Mishael, rabbi of Nagykanizsa, to R. Isaac Sternfeld informing him of a delinquent husband employed in a local school. He asks that the husband be threated with job loss if he does not pay up to his abandoned impoverish wife and children.

Nagykanizsa is a medium-sized city in Zala County in southwestern Hungary. It is also known in Hungarian as Kanizsa. It is almost certain that Jews were living in Nagykanizsa in 1710, and by 1745 the community owned a synagogue. The first inscription in the register of the hevra kaddisha dates from 1782. The community was officially established in 1786 and the new bet midrash was erected in 1805. The community of Nagykanizsa was among the first to join the Reform movement, although only after bitter disputes.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Hungary
Other:    Women
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica