Auction 120

Special Auction

3rd March 2020

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

 3 Shatner Center 1st Floor Givat Shaul Jerusalem

Opening $ 3,000
Estimate $ 6,000 - $ 8,000

Lengthy letter signed by the leading sages of Jerusalem, led by the Mahari" t Algazi and Rabbi Avraham Azoulay, son of the Chid"a.

The letter was sent to the heads of the Modena community, and discusses the difficult situation of the settlement in Jerusalem, and the matter of Rabbi Rephael Avraham Lev Aryeh's mission.

Signed on the letter:

Rabbi Yom Tov - HaMahari" t Algazi  [1727-1802], gaon and Kabbalist, one of the leaders of his generation. (See more about him in this catalog.)

Rabbi Avraham Azoulay  [d. 1799], son of the Chid" a was a Torah leader; his father mentions him in his works with great respect. He traveled to Europe twice as an emissary of Jerusalem. His glosses were printed in the book Machzik Berachah. He predeceased his father.

The Rishon L'Tziyon Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Yosef Meyuchas  [1738-1806] was a son of the author of Pri HaAdamah and son-in-law and successor of the Mahari"t Algazi. He authored:  Berechot HaMayim and  Shu"t Mayim Sha'al.

Rabbi Yehudah Burla  [d. 1814] was one of the dayanim in the Mahari"t Algazi's Beit Din. He authored Nachalat Yehudah, which was printed together with Mekor Yisrael by his father, the Rishon L'Tziyon Rabbi Yisrael Ya'akov Burla. He was eulogized by the Chikrei Lev. (Toldot Chachmei Yisrael, Part III, p. 209.)

Rabbi Yitzchak Kubo (I)  [d. 1807], was one of the sages in the Mahari"t Algazi's Beit Din. (Ibid. p. 126.)

Rabbi Moshe Aharon HaLevi  [d. 1814] was one of the dayanim of Jerusalem in the Mahari"t Algazi's time, and every difficulty was brought to him (refer to the introduction to his book.) He authored the book Mateh Aharon in two parts (Salonika 1819-1820). (Ibid. p. 196.)

The Rishon L'Tziyon Rabbi Mordechai HaLevi  [d. 1807] was known as "HaRav HaMelitz." He traveled to Italy as an emissary of Jerusalem. He served for a short time as Rishon L'Tziyon after Rabbi Meyuchas' passing.

[1] double leaf paper. 36x23 cm. Greenish paper, high-quality. Oriental script; fine condition. Fold marks. Minimal aging stains.

Letters and Documents of Missions