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Lot #    8591
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 11:35:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Decree by R. Ibn Zur, HaMalach, Serero, Ibn Attar
Title (Hebrew)    '
Author    [Ms.]
City    Fez
Publication Date    1799-00
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [3] pp., 215:155 mm., age staining, creased on folds, with several minor holes on inner margin, ink on paper, signed by each rabbi with several lines of text, dated.
   1 - R. Raphael HaMalach Berdugo (signs Ravitz), (17471821), dayyan and scholar, was the author of the following works: Mishpatim Yesharim, responsa (2 vols., 1891), Torot Emet, commentary on the Shulhan Arukh (1939); bound with the latter are Kizzur ha-Takkanot and Minhagei Terefot; and Mei Menuhot, a commentary on the Pentateuch (2 vols., 190042). Other works are still in manuscript, including translations of the Bible from Genesis to the end of Isaiah into Arabic, under the title Leshon Limmudim.

2 - R. Saul b. Mattathias Serero (17461807), rabbi in Fez, was a member of the bet din of R. Elijah ha-Sarfati. During the reign of al-Yazid he fled with him to Sefrou, serving as dayyan there. A number of his legal decisions were published in the responsa Avnei Shayish (193435) of R. Saul Joshua Abitbol.

3 - R. Judah b. Obed ibn Attar (17251812), a nephew of the "El Kabbir" was a dayyan in Fez and among other works wrote Zikkaron li-Venei Yisrael, on the persecution of the Jews in Morocco during 17901792. Several excerpts from this work have been published.

4 - R. Raphael b. Solomon Samuel Ibn Zur (d. 1826), rabbi, dayyan and scholar in Fez, was the author of the several works.

Many wonderful stories are recited about each of the four above rabbis. Apart from their talmudic and kabbalistic scholarship they were deeply religious and pious men, involved in community affairs and contributed heavily to the survival and well being of Moroccan Jewry.

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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Halacha:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Decree
Kind of Judaica