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Lot 52

Large Leaf of Recommendation – Training Dayanim of Yemenite and Oriental Descent – With Signatures of the Baba Sali, Rabbi Yechezkel Sarna, Rabbi Mordechai Sharabi, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and Others

Manuscript, calling for support of the Beit Midrash Netzach Yisrael in Jerusalem, which trains rabbis and dayanim of Yemenite and Oriental descent, headed by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef “the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and member of the Supreme Rabbinical Beit Din”. [Jerusalem, 1969]. Scribal writing on a large thick sheet of paper. Apparently written at the end of 1969 at the time that Rabbi Ovadia had already been appointed Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv (in the month of Tamuz) and a short while before the death of Rabbi Yechezkel Sarna [who signed this sheet] in the month of Elul that same year. At the end of the recommendation is the signature and stamp of the head of the Beit Midrash Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, with his old stamp “former Ra’avad of Egypt”, followed by many rabbinical signatures. Among them is the signature of the Baba Sali in his own handwriting “Yisrael Abuchatzira”, and the signatures of Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yechezkel Sarna Head of Chevron Yeshiva, Rabbi Moshe Chevroni, Rabbi in the Chevron Yeshiva, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach Head of the Kol Torah Yeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Sharabi Head of the Nahar Shalom Yeshiva of Mekubalim, Rabbi Yitzchak Abuchatzira, Baba Chaki [the Baba Sali’s brother], Rabbi Eliyahu Pardess Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, Rabbi Shalom Yitzchak HaLevi eldest of the Yemenite rabbis, member of the Chief Rabbinate council, Rabbi Salman Chugi Abudi – member of the Great Rabbinical Beit Din, Rabbi Shlomo Yoseph Zevin member of the Chief Rabbinate council, Rabbi Yoseph Ya’akov Tzubiri rabbi of the Yemenite community in Tel Aviv, and Rabbi Reuven Nadaf Rabbi in Holon. 70 cm. Good condition, spotting and folding marks.