Emissary Pinkasim of the Maghrebi Community in Jerusalem – Signatures of Rabbis and Emissaries

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Three handwritten Pinkasim of emissaries who raised funds on behalf of the Maghrebi community in Jerusalem, with signatures of rabbis and emissaries:


• "Pinkas HaKlali – from Rosh Chodesh Nissan 1876" – large format notebook, mostly from the years 1876-1879 (several records from 1900) – detailed records of income and expenditures, report of donations received from various communities worldwide, detailed reports of the missions of various emissaries – R. Yaakov Elmaliach's mission to London, France and Portugal; R. David Adahan's mission to Arabistan; R. Chaim ibn Walid's mission to Tunis and Africa; R. Avraham Arouimi's mission to America; the mission of R. Yosef Arouas to the Maghreb; R. Levi Iflah's mission to the inner Maghreb; R. Y. Albo's mission in 1900; R. Eliyahu Panigel's mission to Turkey; and more.
One leaf contains a letter of confirmation signed by the rabbis of the Maghrebi community in Jerusalem: R. Yosef HaKohen, R. David Adahan and R. Moshe Maradji.
Lettered in gilt on the leather binding: "Donations Pinkas for our Maghrebi Kollel in Jerusalem, by the emissary R. Chaim ibn Walid".


Approx. 30 written leaves, + many more blank leaves. Approx. 37 cm. Fair condition. Stains, dampstains and dampness damage. Tears and wear, affecting text in several places. Blemishes to binding.


• Emissary Pinkas given to R. Natan Rofe, who went on a mission to Yemen and India. Jerusalem, 1923. The notebook opens with two letters signed by the rabbis of the Maghrebi community in Jerusalem. The first letter is an authorization for the emissary, while the second is an appeal to the communities of India and Yemen to support the Kollelot of the Maghrebi community. The letters are hand-signed by: R. Shimon Ashriki, R. Yaakov ibn Attar, R. Moshe Chai Benaim, R. Aharon Amiel, R. Eliyahu Yaakov el Ajmi, and others; with official stamps of the Maghrebi institutions: "Committee of the Maghrebi community", "Maghrebi Beit Din", "Boys' School of the Maghrebi community", "Kollelot of the Maghrebi community".


[5] written leaves, rest of notebook blank. Approx. 35 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Blemishes to binding.


• Pinkas of the emissary Yosef Yitzchak Shloush, who travelled to the Maghreb. The notebook opens with an appeal to support the Maghrebi community in Jerusalem, signed by the rabbis of the community: R. Shimon Ashriki, R. Yaakov ibn Attar, R. Moshe Chai Benaim, R. Avraham Elmaliach, R. Eliyahu Yaakov el Ajmi, R. Yeshua ibn Shushan, R. Avraham de Yitzchak HaLevi, R. Rachamim Elisha Afriat, R. Shalom Mordechai Azualai, and others; with official stamps of the Maghrebi institutions: "Committee of the Maghrebi community", "Maghrebi Beit Din", "Boys' School of the Maghrebi community", "Kollelot of the Maghrebi community". Further in the notebook, there is a translation of the aforementioned emissary letter in French, and a letter of recommendation from R. Moshe Sitruk, chief rabbi of Tunisia.


[6] leaves. 33 cm. Good-fair condition. Stains and wear. Blemishes to binding.

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