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Bidding Information
Lot #    20126
Auction End Date    2/19/2008 12:23:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Hayyim Saul HaKohen Dvek
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר חיים שאול הכהן דוויך
Author    [Ms.]
City    Jerusaelm - Aleppo - Egypt
Publication Date    c. 1920
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] f., 290:229 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, sealed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Family letter to his daughter and son-in-law by R. Hayyim Saul b. Elijah HaKohen Dvek (1858-1933). He was born and raised in Aleppo and came to Jerusalem in 1890. R. Dvek joined the kabbalistic Bet El Yeshiva where he studied for many years. He wrote seven works on kabbalah, several have been published. Several years after arriving in Jerusalem he contracted an eye disease which eventually blinded him. He was fluent in all of R. Hayyim Vital's works by rote.

The verso contains a letter in Ashkenazic script written to his daughter with much historical information on Egypt.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Syria
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica