Winner's Unlimited - No. 107

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes - Buyer's commission 22%

May 8, 2018
Opening $150
Estimate $300 - $400

Important letter for the rescue of the immigrants from Iraq - stencil print and signatures of the rabbis - Rabbi Ben Tziyon Mordechai Chazan, Rabbi Yehudah Tzadkah, Rabbi Ephraim Menasheh HaKohen and Rabbi David Sharaby. 1940s.

'The condition of the new immigrants from Iraq is dire. All the immigrants are sent to irreligious places. Meaning, that the immigrants are, G-d forbid, headed for destruction. This situation requires us to be vigilant, to send religious messengers to the camps and to supervise the immigrants so that they not be lost, Heaven forbid ...' In the margins of the letter, the rabbis call for donations no less than one lira for the purpose of saving the immigrants.

The rabbinical signatories are among the great kabbalists, leaders of Iraqi Jewry in Israel - Rabbi Ben Tziyon Mordechai Chazan [1877-1951] student of kabbalah of Rabbi Chaim Shaul Dwek HaKohen, Rabbi Avraham Chaim Ades and Rabbi Yom Tov Yedid HaLevi, founder of the Shoshanim L'David yeshiva and Sephardic rabbi of the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. Rabbi Ephraim Menasheh Cohen [1885-1956 - "Elder of the Kabbalists," student of kabbalah of Rabbi Shimon Aggasi, head of the kabbalists' yeshiva for over 20 years. After the events of 1941, when the Jews of Iraq began to immigrate to Israel, he traveled with Rabbi Salman Mutzafi, Rabbi Yehudah Tzadkah and Rabbi Ben Tziyon Chazan to the immigrant camps in which they resided, to fill shortages and strengthen them.The father of Chacham Shalom HaCohen, Rosh Yeshiva of the Porat Yosef and the president of the Shas Council of Torah] Sages Rabbi David Sharaby, among the rabbinical and kabbalistic leaders of Iraq. Rabbi Yehudah Tzadkah [1910-1992, rosh yeshiva of Porat Yosef].

[1] leaf 21x28 cm., fold marks, filing holes, fine condition.

Category
Letters from rabbis