Chaim Vital. Pri Etz Chaim [Kabbalah].

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 251

Chaim Vital. Pri Etz Chaim [Kabbalah].

Autograph Manuscript in Hebrew, written in a clear, semi-cursive Sephardic hand. * With accompanying letter (facsimile) from the Baba Sali’s son R. Baruch, testifying that the manuscript was written by his father who studied from it frequently. Also with a detailed description by Prof. Yosef Avivi. Two pages (extract). Tipped into modern gilt-tooled morocco. 4to.

Erfoud, Morocco: 27th September 1943

Est: $2,000 - $3,000
Renowned as a “wonder Rabbi” and miracle worker, Rabbi Abu-Hatze’ira (1889-1984) popularly known as the Baba Sali, served as Av Beth Din in Erfoud, near Fez, Morocco. In 1964 he moved to Eretz Israel, eventually settling in the southern development town he made famous, Netivot. He passed away in 1984 on the 4th of Shevat. His grave in Netivot has become a holy site visited by thousands annually.