Auction 44
Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters

Lot Number 20

Notebook – Copies of Ketubot of the Jerusalem Beit Din, 1910-1911

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677$
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250$

Lot Number 20

Notebook – Copies of Ketubot of the Jerusalem Beit Din, 1910-1911

Printed notebook, with stubs of Ketubot, contains over 150 copies of marriage Ketubot, completed by hand with names of brides and grooms, 1910-1911.
Many copies have Beit Din stamps and the signature of the dayanim's scribe Rabbi "Chaim Mendel S.D.D." [Rabbi Chaim Mendel Sherlin-Safra, author of Lechem She'arim on Tractate Kallah Rabati and of the book Imrei Shefer. He served as scribe of the dayanim in the Jerusalem Ashkenazi Beit Din for decades]. Many names of brides and grooms which appear in the notebook belong to known Jerusalem figures and the city's builders. Following are a few of them: the marriage of the groom Baruch ben Yitzchak Isaac Ben-Tovim with Chana bat Rabbi Ya'akov Rabinowitz [no. 73]; the marriage of the Kabbalist Rabbi Aharon Shlomo ben R' Katriel [Author of To'ameha Chaim Zachu], who remarried Sheina Gittel bat R' Shmuel sister of Rabbi Netanel HaSofer [no. 31]; marriages of the members of veteran Jerusalem families (Solomon, Rivlin, Levi, Weisfish, etc.).
A rare and valuable document of the history of the Jewish yishuv of Jerusalem, at the end of the Ottoman rule. Many of the people whose names appear in the notebook died during World War I, during which more than one third of the Jewish yishuv in Jerusalem perished by hunger, plagues and while serving in the Turkish armed forces.
Approximately 170 leaves, 30-40 cm. Among them are approximately 157 leaves completed by hand. Some leaves were printed with gold ink (or a gold and black combination). Fair condition, tears to bottom margins of approximately the 100 first leaves. Stains, wear and tears.

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677$
Opening
250$

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