Lot 104: Jalabiya of Kabbalist Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira - The Baba Sali
November 15, 2016
Jerusalem, IsraelLive Auction
Description: Kaftan (Jalabiya) worn by Rabbi Yisrael Abuchatzeira, the Baba Sali, apparently after his second aliya to Eretz Israel, [c. 1970s]. Moroccan Kaftan (jalabiya), with zipper on chest, a pocket on the right side and opening on the left side. The inside of the collar is inscribed in ink: "Abuchatzeira". R. Yisrael Abuchatzeira, the "Baba Sali" (1889-1984), son of R. Mas'ud, Rabbi of Tafilalt (Morocco), son of R.Yaakov Abuchatzeira. An outstanding Torah genius in revealed and hidden Torah, holy and pure from his youth. Published writings of his grandfather, R. Yaakov. Served as Chief Rabbi of Erfoud and its surroundings. In 1950, immigrated to Jerusalem, and in 1957 returned to Morocco. In 1964, he returned to Israel and settled in Netivot. His counsel and blessings were sought by multitudes, including eminent leaders and scholars, and he was famed as a wonder-worker. His grandsons are the famous Admorim of the house of Abuchatzeira. Length: 140 cm. maximum width: 160 cm. Good condition. Few stains. Enclosed is a photo and on its verso is a letter of authorization from a family member who received the Kaftan as inheritance.