Auction 67 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Sep 18, 2019 (Your local time)
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LOT 28:

Manuscript, Prayer to Be Recited at the Gravesite of R. Chaim Avraham Yaakov Israel Rabbi of Ancona

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Manuscript, prayer "to be recited on Erev Rosh Hashana… at the gravesite of the outstanding rabbi, our teacher R. Israel…", composed by R. "Mordechai Refael Shimshon Viterbo". [Ancona, ca. second half of the 18th century].
The prayer begins: "Esteemed and elevated Father, Who dwells forever… look from Heaven and see with Your merciful eye", and mentions: "The great, outstanding and exceptional rabbi, our teacher R. Chaim Avraham Yaakov Israel who is buried in this place…".
The prayer was composed to be recited at the gravesite of R. Chaim Avraham Israel Rabbi of Ancona, a foremost Torah leader of his generation (1715-1785), son of R. Moshe Israel Rabbi of Rhodes, author of Masat Moshe. He served as rabbi of Candia (Heraklion, Crete) and Alexandria. In 1774, he was appointed rabbi of Ancona, Italy, a position he held for over twenty years. His books were published following his passing: Beit Avraham and Amarot Tehorot on Shulchan Aruch.
The author of this prayer is R. Mordechai Shimshon Tzemach Viterbo, a Torah scholar and dayan of Ancona alongside R. Refael Yeshaya Azulai Rabbi of Ancona, son of the Chida.
[4] leaves (4 written pages). Fair-poor condition. Tears affecting text to two leaves, with loss. The leaves are professionally restored. New binding.

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