Volume of Over 100 Teshuvos
of the Leading Rabbis of Morocco
200 years of Moroccan Rabbinate, over 100 halachic rulings, shailos and teshuvos and approximately 200 original autographs, all bound into one unique volume.
The compilation contains a collection of individual teshuvos and halachic rulings, from prominent Rabbanim of Morocco spanning 200 years collected meticulously and bound into a single volume by
Rabbi Rafael Even Tzur, Av Beis Din of Fez.
The historical and religious value of this unique collection is exceptionally precious.
Contains dozens of teshuvos regarding practical halachah and halachic rulings, bearing the signatures of nearly 100 rabbis! Includes the signatures of the leading rabbis of Fez, Meknes and Sefrou who lived between the years 1690-1840, representing Morocco’s most distinguished rabbinical families including the
Pinto, Bardugo, Toledano, Ben Attar, Sereo, Elbaz, Monsenago, Even Tzur, Ibn Denan and Abutbol families, who produced generations of holy rabbis and dayanim who were exalted tzaddikim which performed miracles frequently, illuminating the world with their Torah and righteousness.
amongst them are:
Rabbi Shmuel Elbaz (1697-1749) also known as the Rashba, was held in great esteem by his close friend the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh. His autograph appears on pages 131 and 120.
Rabbi Yaakov Even Tzur, known as the Yaavetz (1673-1753), authored Shu”t Mishpat U’Tzedakah B’Yaakov.
Rabbi Mordechai Bardugo, the Marbitz (d. 1762), was one of the great sages of Meknes and the son-in-law of his teacher the Mashbir. He was the father of Rabbi Yekutiel Bardugo and Rabbi Rafael Bardugo whose signatures also appear several times in this compilation, along with the signatures of his grandsons Rabbi Maimon known as the Harav HaMavin, and Rabbi Petachya Mordechai author of Nofes Tzufim.
Rabbi Eliyahu Hatzarfati (circa 1715-1806), Av Beis Din Fez, was a disciple of the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh, a Gadol Hador and the father of the Tzarfati rabbinical dynasty. The signature of his disciple, Rabbi Shaul Yeshua Abitbol, Av Beis Din of Sefrou and author of Shu”t Avnei Shesh also appears here.
The signature of
Rabbi Mattisyahu Sereo (1725-1827) and many of his descendants also appears here, along with the autograph of
Rabbi Baruch Toledano (1739-1819), Av Beis Din of Meknes and son of the Gadol Hador Rabbi Yaakov Toledano, known as Maharit. The Toledano family produced many generations of dayanim.
On this treasured collection it is written by Rabbi Yosef Ben-Naim in his book Malkei Rabanan(p. 105b).
Rabbi Rafael Even Tzur (1830-1914)
, Av Beis Din Fez, merited greatness in Torah and wealth, he authored teshuvos and chiddushim, and was proficient in the takanos of Moroccan Jewry.
He had a passion and love for jewish books which led him to collect and put together sefarim and manuscripts. “He would not let go of even a single handwritten leaf, he would gather scattered and random pages of torah and preserve them by binding them together into volumes.
Rabbi Yosef Ben Naim gleaned much historical knowledge from this manuscript, which he used in writing his monumental work on the sages of Morocco.
152 leaves (several blank). Page size: varies between 21-23 cm, with several smaller pages. Mostly in good condition.
Original Moroccan leather binding.
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