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Lot #    5534
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 12:18:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Joseph Hayyim Ha'Kohen
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יוסף חיים הכהן ראב'ד
Author    [Ms. - Morocco]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1919
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 288:2156 mm., light browning, ink on stationary, Sephardic script, signed and dated.
   The Chief Rabbi of the Bet Din for Moroccan Jews inquires of the Assistance Board as to "what transgression have you found within us" to decrease funding for the Yeshiva. The letter is co-signed by the Director of the Yeshiva R. Simon Aseriki. R. Joseph Hayyim b. Judah Ha'Kohen (1851-1921) was born in Mogador and came to Jerusalem in 1866. As an attestation to his renown, piety, and rabbinical scholarship his multi-volume work Minchat Kohen (Jerusalem 1902-11) carries the approbations of all prominent rabbis in Eretz Israel, Ashkenazim and Sephardim alike.
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica