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Lot 124: Collection of Missives, Letters and Emissary's Letters - Sassoon Family Archives - Signatures of Eretz Israeli Rabbis, 19th and 20th Centuries

Auction 53 - Rare and Important Items

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd

November 15, 2016

Jerusalem, Israel

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Description: Large collection of 39 missives, letters and emissary's letters, from the Sassoon family archives. With signatures of Eretz Israeli rabbis from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection is composed of letters of good wishes and thanks, requests for assistance, letters for emissaries travelling to Bombay, etc. Some leaves are designed and adorned with charming titles and colorful ink. Curly signatures of rabbis from Jerusalem, Hebron, Safed and Tiberias. Among the items: · Letter to R. Solomon David Sassoon from the heads of the Hebron community. · Letter to R. Solomon David Sassoon from the heads of the Chabad settlement in Hebron. · Two letters from Tiberias rabbis regarding the emissary Rabbi David Asudri. · Ten letters of consolation from Eretz Israeli rabbis sent in Nissan 1894 to Ms. Farha (Flora) Sassoon upon the death of her husband, R. Solomon David Sassoon. · Three missives from Tiberias rabbis regarding the mission of R. Eliezer Mantzur Sighon in 1897. · Letter from Baghdad rabbis, to Ms. Farha (Flora) Sassoon. 1899. · Letter for the Jerusalem emissary R. Shmuel Meyuchas, to Ms. Farha Sassoon, by Sephardi Jerusalem rabbis. 1900. · Letter to R. Joseph Elias David Ezra, by the Rishon L'Zion R. Ya'akov Shaul Elyashar. · Letter to R. Joseph Elias David Ezra. From the rabbis of the Talmud Torah of the Sephardi community in Jerusalem.· Many more letters. For further details please see Hebrew description. A detailed list is available upon request. Most of the letters in this collection were printed in the book Perakim B'Toldot Yahadut Bavel, by Avraham ben Ya'akov, Jerusalem 1989. A minority were printed in Nachlat Avot - collection of archives of the Sassoon family, Jerusalem 2007, and three have not yet been printed. 39 letters. Size and condition vary (most in good condition). Provenance: Sassoon family collection.

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