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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
   [1] p., 305:208 mm., creased and split on folds, Sephardic script, ink on paper, signed, dated, and sealed.
   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
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Egypt
History:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Certificate
Kind of Judaica