Auction 65 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 198:

Manuscript, Ruling Regarding an Agunah - By Rabbi Avraham Segre of Casale

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Manuscript, ruling regarding an agunah, by R. Avraham Segre. Casale (Casale Monferrato, Italy), [1721]. Handwritten leaf, signed by R. Avraham Segre, rabbi and posek in Casale, in which he concurs with a halachic responsum regarding an agunah, writing that despite the great sorrow he feels for her, he is unable to release this agunah. He supports his ruling with several reasons, and signs: "Casale, [Bereshit, 1721], so says the busy and young Avraham Segre ". R. Avraham Segre, leading Italian Torah scholar in the early 18th century, Halachic authority and kabbalist. Rabbi and posek in Casale. He was involved in the polemic surrounding the Ramchal, when he was asked in 1730 to verify the character of the Ramchal, and he was amongst those who banned and fought against the Sabbatean Nechemia Hayyun. Maharam Chagiz, in addressing R. Shimshon Morpurgo regarding the Ramchal, terms R. Avraham Segre "the great rabbi, perfect in quality, the rabbi… whom hidden things are revealed to him…". R. Avraham was the friend, and some say the rabbi, of R. Yitzchak Lampronti, and the two studied together under R. Yehuda Briel in Mantua. He was amongst those who provided an approbation for R. Yitzchak's book Pachad Yitzchak in 1750, and some of his halachic responsa are quoted in the book. [1] leaf. 23 cm. Good condition. A few stains. Hole to center of leaf, not affecting text.

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