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Bidding Information
Lot #    9403
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 1:42:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Jacob b. Jekuthiel Berdugo
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יעקב ב'ר יקותיאל בירדוגו
Author    [Ms.]
City    Meknes
Publication Date    1801
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] f., 192:150 mm., damp stained, ink on paper, neat Moroccan script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   Addressed to R. Samuel Ben-Vaish (1738-1817), a personal friend and senior Judge of the Meknes Rabbinical court. R. Jacob b. Jekuthiel Berdugo (1783–1843), dayyan and poet, was known for his works which include Shufrei de-Ya'akov, responsa (1910); Gallei Amikta, a commentary on Mayim Amukkim of Judah Berdugo (1911); Kol Ya'akov, liturgical poems (1844). To'afot Re'em or Karnei Re'em, on Rashi and Elijah Mizrahi, is still in manuscript (Ms. Jerusalem National Library, Ms. Heb. 8°3839, and 1448). Several more unpublished works are known in various collections. R. Berdugo was reknown as a very holy man and many wonderful stories about the miracles that surrounded him are recounted to this day.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Morocco
  
Subject
Halacha:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica