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Lot #    13931
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 2:08:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Bezalel Zolty
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר בצלאל זולטי
Author    [Ms.]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1967
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 278:219 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, signed and dated.
   Letter by R. Bezalel Zolty (1920–1982), chief rabbi (Ashkenazi) of Jerusalem. R. Zolty was born in Stavitsk, district Lomza, Poland, and at the age of seven immigrated with his family to Erez Israel where he studied at the Ez Hayyim and the Hebron yeshivot. In 1951 he was appointed a member of the District bet din of Tel Aviv, and the following year to the Jerusalem bet din. In 1956 he was appointed a member of the Supreme bet din of Israel.

An outstanding rabbinical scholar, R. Zolty served as head of the Bet ha-Talmud of Yad ha-Rav Maimon from 1966 to 1974 and later as the head of the Yad Aharon Yeshivah, and has given courses in the important yeshivot in Israel. His first published work, Ginzei ha-Sifrei on the Sifrei was published in 1948 and his responsa, Mishneh Ya'avitz on Hoshen Mishpat (1963) which gained him the Rabbi Kook Prize of the Municipality of Tel Aviv, was followed by a volume of the same name on the Laws appertaining to the Festivals in the Orah Hayyim (1976). In 1977 he was appointed chief rabbi (Ashkenazi) of Jerusalem.

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20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew
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