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Bidding Information
Lot #    26919
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 11:23:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shedar letter of the Yeshiva Bet El
Title (Hebrew)    כתב שד'ר מירושלים
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    1859
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 348:228 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, neat Rashi script, signed and dated.
          
Detailed
Description
   The yeshiva for kabbalist "Bet El" was founded in 1637 by R. Gedaliah Hayyun as an institution to study and pray the teaching of R. Isaac Luria (Ari z'l). The yeshiva, still operational, was led by many prominent rabbis and kabbalist over the centuries. Its finances were covered by donations collected by the shedar corp. The messengers were always scholars, kabbalist, and highly respectable. The letter was issued to R. Ezra Hiyya b. Shalom Lahmi and is signed by the administrator of the Yeshiva, R. Moses Tito.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Letters:    Checked
  
Kind of Judaica