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Lot #    26923
Auction End Date    6/15/2010 11:25:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Document by R. Raphael Aaron Ben Simeon
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר רפאל אהרן ב'ר שמעון אב'ר קהיר
Author    [Ms. - Community]
City    Safet - Cairo
Publication Date    1893
          
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Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
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   [1] p., 375:226 mm., light age staining, creased on folds, ink on paper, signed, sealed, and dated.
          
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   Document from Safed signed by eight rabbis requesting the reader to offer the bearer, R. Isaac b. Mordecai ha-Levi what he requests including appropriate room and boards. Signed on the final line with his stamp and four lines of text is R. Raphael Aaron Ben Simeon (1848–1928), chief rabbi of Cairo. Ben Simeon, who was born in Jerusalem, became chief rabbi of Cairo in 1891. Toward the end of his life he returned to Palestine and settled in Tel Aviv. Ben Simeon wrote a number of works, mainly dealing with questions of halakhah and ritual. They include Nehar Mizrayim (1908), on the ritual followed by the Jews in Egypt, and Sha'ar ha-Mifkad (1908–19), on the various rituals observed by the Jerusalem communities. His collection of responsa, U-mi-zur Devash (1912), includes rulings by his father David; Tuv-Mizrayim (1908) gives genealogies of Egyptian rabbis.
          
Paragraph 2    ע"ח רבני צפת: ה"ר יוסף יאודה חכים, ה"ר ציון הכהן, ה"ר ישמעאל הכהן, ה"ר משה יעקב, ה"ר אבא משה הכהן.
          
Reference
Description
   Frumkin-Rivlin, 3 (1929), 307–8
        
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