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Document by R. Raphael Aaron Ben Simeon, Jerusalem 1908

כתב מה"ר רפאל אהרן ב"ר שמעון אב"ד קהיר

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  • Lot Number 51468
  • Title (English) Document by R. Raphael Aaron Ben Simeon
  • Title (Hebrew) כתב מה"ר רפאל אהרן ב"ר שמעון אב"ד קהיר
  • Note Manuscript
  • City Jerusalem
  • Publication Date 1908
  • Estimated Price - Low 500
  • Estimated Price - High 1,000

  • Item # 1949699
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Physical Description

[1] pp., 288:228 mm., wide margins, usual age staining, creased on folds, ink on lined paper, signed and stamped.

Detail Description

Document by R. Raphael Aaron Ben Simeon (1848–1928), chief rabbi of Cairo. R. Ben Simeon, who was born in Jerusalem, became chief rabbi of Cairo in 1891. Toward the end of his life he returned to Palestine and settled in Tel Aviv. Ben Simeon wrote a number of works, mainly dealing with questions of halakhah and ritual. They include Nehar Mizrayim (1908), on the ritual followed by the Jews in Egypt, and Sha'ar ha-Mifkad (1908–19), on the various rituals observed by the Jerusalem communities. His collection of responsa, U-mi-zur Devash (1912), includes rulings by his father David; Tuv-Mizrayim (1908) gives genealogies of Egyptian rabbis.


Hebrew Description



Frumkin-Rivlin, 3 (1929), 307–8; Yaari, Alexandria 46