AUCTION 35 | Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 at 1:00
Books, Manuscripts, Graphic & Ceremonial Art

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Lot 266


Marriage Contract. Printed with manuscript additions in Sephardi cursive (Meshita) script. At center top, seal of the Sephardic Community of Jerusalem, flanked by two lions. Depicted scenes of Jerusalem: Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai Synagogue, Churvah Synagogue, Tiphereth Israel (Nissan Bak) Synagogue, and the Temple Mount. At bottom, scenes of Jericho and Shechem (Nablus) Creased. Framed. 17 x 22 inches

Jerusalem: 1908

Est: $300 - $500
Ari ben Isaac Samander weds Istam, called “Bechorah,” daughter of Simchah Katzav. The witnesses are Elijah Jacob Leghimi and Saul Kassin. Rabbi Saul Kassin (1864-1915), a native of Aleppo, settled in Jerusalem in 1891. There, he acquired a reputation as one of the outstanding kabbalists of the Holy City. He was the father of R. Jacob Kassin (1900-1994), Chief Rabbi of the Syrian community of Brooklyn. See D. Sutton, Aleppo: City of Scholars (2005), pp. 227-242, nos. 327, 330