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Lot #    21329
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 11:53:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Rafael David Saban
Title (Hebrew)    מכתב מה'ר רפאל דוד סאבאן, רב הראשי בטורקי'
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Istanbul
Publication Date    1956
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 184:130 mm., light age staining, ink on stationary, light age staining, signed, dated, and stamped.
          
Detailed
Description
   Letter by R. Rafael David b. Nissim Saban (1873-1961), Hakham Bashi (Chief Rabbi) of Turkey. R. Saban was appointed in 1940 and served until his passing. A child prodigy, born to a wealthy merchant, he began his education early and mastered Talmud at age nine. An erudite scholar, R. Saban, served in several prestigous communities before his appointment as Hakham Bashi. He passed on on the Sabbath, 7th of Kislev, 5761.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica