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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
   [1] f., 290:229 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, sealed.
   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
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Other:    Syria
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica