Auction 120

Special Auction

3rd March 2020

Tuesday, Mar 3, 19:00 (Israel time)

 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem

Opening $ 1,500
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

Emissary letter from the holy city of Hebron for emissaries R' Chaim Rachamim Baggio and Rabbi Yitzchak Ze'evi to the Modena community in Italy, 1763.

With respect to a court case between a Jew and a gentile in Hebron - the payment was a sum of 25,000 reals, and aside from this, there is a feud between two Ishmaelite families in Hebron, constituting a danger to Jews there, and a huge sum is necessary to leave to avoid the danger. Signed on the letter: Hebron rabbis, with a chronogram [" ושמרו דרך ה' לעשות צדקה" ] working out to the year 1763.

Names of the rabbinic signatories:

Rabbi Aharon Alfandri [author of Yad Aharon  and Merkavat HaMishnah], Rabbi Chaim Yeudah Gomitz Pato [relative of the Chid" a], Rabbi Yitzchak HaKohen, Rabbi Chaim [Shlomo] Ze'evi, Rabbi Eli' ben Archa, Rabbi Pinchas Mordechai Baggio, the youth Avraham Gedaliah [the grandson].

[1] leaf paper. 33x22 cm. Very fine condition. Minimal aging stains.

Letters and Documents of Missions