Auction 65 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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LOT 208:

Collection of Leaves from a "Binding Geniza" - Letters and Documents from Salonika and the Vicinity - Ladino - 18th ...

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Collection of Leaves from a "Binding Geniza" - Letters and Documents from Salonika and the Vicinity - Ladino - 18th Century
Collection of leaves from a "binding geniza" - fragments of letters and documents. [Salonika and the vicinity, 18th century]. The collection includes: • A fragment of a letter in Ladino sent from Sidon to Salonika, to "our teacher and great rabbi" R. Yosef ibn Ardut (Chief Rabbi and leading Torah scholar in Salonika in the late 18th century). Only part of the letter remains. The full address survived on the verso: "To Yosef… our teacher and great rabbi R. Yosef ibn Adrut(!)… from Sidon to Salonika…". Several names are mentioned in the letter: "Yitzchak Cardilon", "Shabtai Najara", "Avraham Eyal Hazzan", and others. • Testimony for permitting the remarriage of an agunah - testimony of a Jew who heard from a non-Jew while in Constantinople, that the latter saw the body of a Jewish man who had drowned at sea. He mentions the date: "Second day of Sukkot 1732…". Ladino and Hebrew. Half missing. • Section of a halachic ruling (regarding an estate), on the verso is a list of names of Torah scholars, including: "Chacham Yitzchak Carasso, the Sephardi, Italia", "Chacham Meir Sornaga", "Chacham Yaakov Varsano", and others. • Letter to "R. Yosef HaKohen" in Ladino. "Shmuel de Medina" is mentioned in the letter among others, and it contains regards to "Yitzchak de Mayo". The letter is signed "Chaim Yosef…", "signing here in Kastoria, 14th Tev[et?] 1740". • Letter from a son to his mother, signed "from me, your son…". Ladino. • Section of handwritten Torah novellae. • Letter in Ladino, with a calligraphic signature: "Mordechai son of Yisrael". • Fragment of a letter in Ladino, dated at the beginning: "Tevet, 1737". • Other leaf fragments. Approx. 12 fragments. Size and extent of damage vary, as a result of the binding.

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