Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $ 2,000
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
Sold for $ 3,172
Including buyer's premium

Complete volume with over 450 halachic responsa by Rabbi Kalphon Moshe HaKohen, Av Beit Din of Djerba, author of the Shoel V'Nishal responsa and many other prominent works.

Specifications: 482 pages. 18x25 cm.

Unique features: Hundreds of responsa written and signed by Rabbi Kalphon Moshe HaKohen, leading Tunisian rabbi of the previous generation.

Background: Rabbi Moshe Kalphon HaKohen (1874-1950) was the foremost rabbi of Djerba of his time. He was a righteous, saintly person, who was venerated by Jews and non-Jews alike. He served as dayan in Djerba for decades. During the last fifteen years of his life, he served as Av Beit Din. He was a prominent posek who received questions from throughout Tunisia. He guarded religious observance, instituted important bylaws in Djerba and taught many dayanim and rabbis. His many letters were printed in the five sections of Shu"t Shoel V'Nishal, five sections, Brit Kehuna, Halacha L'Moshe, Chukat Moshe, Darash Moshe and others. [Refer to: Malchei Tarshish, p. 307-310].

Condition: Fine. Solitary worming holes. A number of detached leaves. Old, worn and blemished binding.

Sephardic manuscripts