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Lot #    29224
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 12:29:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Azakah
Title (Hebrew)    אזעקה
Author    [Polemic] R. Yisrael Abuhatzeira
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1970's
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Single sheet of paper, printed on both sides, 326:210 mm., light age staining.
   One side, in bold black print, is a "Warning" from R. Yisrael Abuhatzeira calling on Jews from Morocco to come protest against the "plundering of organs" from corpses and the abuse of the dead which is continuing in many of the hospitals in Israel. The demonstration will take place on Tuesday, the eve of Rosh Hodesh Shevat. There will be prayers that Hashem will abolish this evil decree.

The other side of the paper has a reprint of a letter on letterhead stationary of R. Joel Teitelbaum from Brooklyn, The Grand Rabbi of Satmar. In his own handwriting he writes that it seems that there are more cases of autopsies than there have been in the past. Therefore there it is necessary to protest and to participate in this demonstration....

Printed under the letter is a selection from Talmud Breachot 8a--- R. Johanan said: 'In the time of finding' refers to the [finding of a] grave. R. Hanina said: Which verse [may be quoted in support]? Who rejoice unto exultation and are glad, when they can find the grave.Rabbah son of R. Shila said: Hence the proverb: A man should pray for peace even to the last clod of earth [thrown upon his grave]...

R. Yisrael Abuhatzeira (Hebrew: ישראל אבוחצירא‎), known as the Baba Sali ( lit. "Praying Father") (1890-1984) was a leading Moroccan rabbi and kabbalist who was renowned for his alleged ability to work miracles through his prayers.He was one of the leaders of the Aliyah of Moroccan Jewry to Israel, which saw the transfer of nearly the entire population of that community to the Holy Land. His burial place in Netivot, Israel has become a shrine for prayers and petitioners.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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