Auction 54 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Feb 7, 2017 (Your local time)
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LOT 20:

Autograph Letter of Responsum Signed by Rabbi Yishmael HaCohen of Modena, Author of Zera Emet

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Halachic responsum, handwritten and signed by R. Yishmael HaCohen. Modena (Italy), 1804.
Interesting responsum on the laws of vows and honoring parents, printed in his book of responsa Zera Emet, Part 3 (Livorno, 1812), Siman 121.
R. Yishmael HaCohen, Rabbi of Modena (1724-1810), leading Italian rabbi and prominent posek. In 1782, he succeeded his brother R. David HaCohen as Rabbi of Modena - a notable Torah center in Italy in the 18th century. R. Yishmael held the position of Rabbi and leader of Modena for decades, reaching out to all Italian Jewish populaces. During this period, his rulings were conclusive in all matters affecting the Italian Jewish population. "His rulings were unequivocally accepted and he was famous as a halachic erudite genius and the most significant opinion" (Shevach Pesach, Jerusalem, 1997).
[2] written pages, 27.5 cm. High-quality paper. Good condition. Stains.

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