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Lot #    16767
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 10:03:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Hayyim Solomon Abulafia
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר חיים שלמה אבולאפיא
Author    [Community - Ms.]
City    Tiberius - Alessandra
Publication Date    1820
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Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 253:191 mm., light age staining, ink on paper, Sephardic script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   A blessing to the community of Alessandra by the agent of the Tiberius Jewish Community, R. Hayyim Solomon Abulafia. R. Abulafia, a grandson of R. Hayyim b. Moses Abulafia, founder of the rebirth of Tiberius, was a member of the widespread and influential family, of rabbis, poets, statesmen, and communal leaders in Spain. A distinguished rabbinical family was established in Palestine and Syria after R. Hayyim b. Moses Abulafia moved from Smyrna to Tiberius. R. Hayyim Solomon Abulafia was referred to as the "Baal Hanissim", possessed of miracles. He travelled in Europe on various occasions from 1816-1820. R. Abulafia concluded his mission by publishing the responsa of his uncle R. Jacob BeRav in Leghorn (1820).
          
Reference
Description
   Arzei haLevanon pp. 713-4
        
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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