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Bidding Information
Lot #    7070
Auction End Date    3/30/2004 3:14:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Document by R. David Prato
Title (Hebrew)    כתב מה'ר דוד פראטו
Author    [Ms.]
City    Alexandria, Egypt
Publication Date    1933
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [1] p., 305:208 mm., creased and split on folds, Sephardic script, ink on paper, signed, dated, and sealed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Transcription of a final will.

R. David Prato (1882–1951), was born in Leghorn. R. Prato was chief cantor in Florence, rabbi of Alexandria (Egypt) from 1927 to 1936, and chief rabbi of Rome from 1936 to 1938. Conditions became impossible for him when the Fascist regime began its anti-Semitic policy, and R. Prato moved to Erez Israel. He resumed his post in Rome in 1945. An ardent Zionist, R. Prato played a prominent part in the administration of the Jewish National Fund and Keren Hayesod in Italy. In 1929 he founded in Alexandria the French-Hebrew review L'Illustration Juive, which was followed by Cahiers Juifs in 1933. He published two collections of sermons, Cinque anni di Rabbinato (1933), and Dal pergamo della ComunitB di Roma (1950), covering his activities in Rome.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Egypt
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Certificate
  
Kind of Judaica