Auction 118 Part 2. Seforim, Kabbalah & Chassidut, Manuscripts & Rabbinical letters. Belongings of Tzadikim & Amulets
Dec 17, 2019
Israel
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LOT 54:

Letter from the Heads of the Safed and Tiberias Communities to the Minister of Finance in Damascus. Safed, 1843

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Letter from the Heads of the Safed and Tiberias Communities to the Minister of Finance in Damascus. Safed, 1843
Letter from the heads of the Safed and Tiberias communities to the great minister, Rabbi Rephael Farhi - minister of finance in Damascus, about the earthquake in Safed and Tiberias.
An earthquake struck Safed and Tiberias and desperately hurt the local Jewish communities. It took the Jewish settlement there many years to recover from the ruin of that earthquake and the damage it caused.
Before us is an emotional letter sent to the great minister, Rabbi Rephael Farhi, who was the minister of finance in Damascus, and held enormous influence on the Jews of Syria, with a call to come to the assistance of the Galilee settlers.
The letter mentions the study hall of 'The famous tzaddik, Rabbi Avraham Dov, zlh"h- Rabbi Avraham Dov of Ovritch, author of Bat Ayin.
Torn letter, incomplete. The beginning of the letter is stamped by Yeudah b"r Moshe S"T, and later on in the letter there is mention of Rabbi Machluf HaKohen's mission - a mission not mentioned by Ya'ari.
[1] leaf paper. 22x26 cm. Oriental script.
Fine condition. Professionally restored with damage to text. Cropped lower margins.

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