Auction No. 113

Famous personalities, Art, Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

Apr 8, 2019

Auction No. 113

Opening $200
Estimate $400 - $600
Sold for $390
Including buyer's premium

Writ for Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe Becher Yehudah Panigel, emissary for the 'K"K HaMaarvim' [Maghreb community] in Jerusalem, sent to the Yenisehir congregation in Turkey. Ladino, "In the month of Tishrei ... 1878." With the stamps of the institutions of the Maghreb community in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe Panigel [1850-1919] was an adjudicator in the Jerusalem beit din, a poet and a liturgical composer. He was one of the most famous preachers in the city. His oratorical skills convinced the Jerusalem rabbis to appoint him an emissary. He traveled to many countries including Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Italy, India and Bukhara, and was active on behalf of many Jerusalem institutions. Due to the difficult sanitary conditions and spread of disease in the city, the Misgav Ladach organization was established, and Rabbi Eliyahu Moshe was the chairman of its board. In 1907, he was appointed Rishon L'Tziyon for a period of time, but he resigned about two years later to prevent a disagreement. He remained involved in communal activities and even received General Allenby upon the latter's arrival in Jerusalem.

[1] leaf. Ink on paper. 16x23 cm. Sephardic-Oriental hand. Fine condition. Light tears without loss.

Category
Manuscripts, Letters and Glosses by Sages