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Lot #    18574
Auction End Date    8/21/2007 10:23:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    New Year's Greeting by Jerusalem Rabbinate
Title (Hebrew)    לשנה טובה מרבני ירושלים
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1918
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] p., 267:213 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, signed and sealed by three rabbis.
   New Year's greeting and request for funds signed by:
R. Haim Moshe Eliachar (1845–1924), Chief Rabbi of Erez Israel (Rishon Le'Zion), President of the Jerusalem Rabbinical Council. He represented the Jewish community in Erez Israel on the council of heads of religious communities established by the Turkish authorities, and, in the early days of the Mandate, served as rishon le-Zion. He was one of the initiators of the combined rabbinical committee which was the forerunner of the chief rabbinate of Erez Israel.

R. Elijah Moshe Panigel (1850–1919), (hakham bashi and Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Eretz Yisroel). Orphaned in childhood, R. Panigel was raised by his uncle, the Sephardi chief rabbi of Erez Israel (rishon le-Zion), R. Raphael Meir Panigel. An outstanding preacher and cantor, he was sent on fund-raising missions to Algeria by the Misgav la-Dakh Hospital in Jerusalem and to North Africa, Italy, India, the Caucasus and Bokhara, by the Jerusalem community. In 1907 he was appointed hakham bashi (chief rabbi of the Ottoman Empire) and Sephardi chief rabbi of Erez Israel but was forced to resign 1908. When Jerusalem was captured by the British in 1917, he publicly welcomed General Allenby and the Jewish Legion.

R. David Papo (Chief Judge of Sephardic Bet Din in Jerusalem).

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20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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