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Lot #    21353
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 12:05:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Letter by R. Jacob b. Jekuthiel Berdugo
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר יעקב ב'ר יקותיאל בירדוגו
Author    [Ms.]
City    Meknes, Morocco
Publication Date    1801
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1] f., 192:150 mm., damp stained, creased on folds, ink on paper, neat Moroccan script, signed and dated.
   Addressed to R. Samuel Ben-Vaish (1738-1817), a personal friend and senior Judge of the Meknes Rabbinical court. R. Jacob b. Jekuthiel Berdugo (1783–1843), dayyan and poet, was known for his works which include Shufrei de-Ya'akov, responsa (1910); Gallei Amikta, a commentary on Mayim Amukkim of Judah Berdugo (1911); Kol Ya'akov, liturgical poems (1844). To'afot Re'em or Karnei Re'em, on Rashi and Elijah Mizrahi, is still in manuscript (Ms. Jerusalem National Library, Ms. Heb. 8°3839, and 1448). Several more unpublished works are known in various collections. R. Berdugo was renown as a very holy man and many wonderful stories about the miracles that surrounded him are recounted to this day.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Morocco
Halacha:    Checked
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
Kind of Judaica