Auction 67 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
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Manuscript of the Shochet R. Shmuel Ravenna of Rovigo - With a Certificate of Ordination Handwritten and Signed by ...

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Manuscript of the Shochet R. Shmuel Ravenna of Rovigo - With a Certificate of Ordination Handwritten and Signed by the Kabbalist Rabbi Yisrael Berechia Fontanella - Rovigo, 1738 - Segulot
Manuscript, "Concise Laws of Shechita (ritual slaughter)", which belonged to the Shochet R. Shmuel Ravenna, with a certificate of ordination handwritten and signed by R. Yisrael Berechia Fontanella. [Rovigo, Italy, ca. 1738].
Cursive and square Italian script. The manuscript begins with a "title page" (within a yellow border), featuring the inscription: "Mine, Shmuel Ravenna, Rovigo". He may be the writer of this manuscript.
On the second-last leaf, certificate of ordination for the Shochet "the respected young man, R. Shmuel son of R. David Ravenna", handwritten and signed by R. Yisrael Berachia Fontanella. The certificate is signed: "I established this today, Thursday, Parashat Ekev, here in Rovigo, 1738, Yisrael Berechia Fontanella".
The last leaf contains segulot against malaria.
R. Yisrael Berechia Fontanella (ca. 1680-1762), Italian Torah scholar and kabbalist. He served as rabbi in Rovigo and Reggio Emilia. He was a disciple of the Rabach (R. Binyamin HaKohen, leading Italian kabbalist). A halachic responsum he authored was included by R. Yitzchak Lampronti in his book Pachad Yitzchak (in the chapter Tumat Ohel). R. Yisrael Berechia also gave his approbation to the book Pachad Yitzchak (printed at the beginning of the first volume). He published Maftechot HaZohar of R. Shmuel Shaar Aryeh in Venice, 1754 (see: M. Benayahu, Asufot, X, 1997, p. 47), with his additions.
[10] leaves. 19 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. New binding.

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