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Large Collection of Letters and Rabbinic Rulings – Signed by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

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Large collection of letters and rabbinic rulings signed by the Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Approbations of sefarim, recommendation letters and more. Rabbinic rulings and divorce records are signed by R. Ovadia and the other dayanim of the Jerusalem Beit Din: R. Eliezer Yehuda Waldenberg and R. Yosef Kapach (Qafih). R. Ovadia Yosef (1920-2013) was born in Baghdad and at a young age moved to Jerusalem, where he became one of the greatest disciples of R. Ezra Attiya, Rosh Yeshiva of the Porat Yosef Yeshiva. During 1948-1951, he served in the rabbinate of Egypt. On his return to Israel, he served in the Petach Tikva rabbinate and delivered sermons and Torah discourses in Jerusalem and throughout Israel. During 1958-1969 he served as Dayan in the Jerusalem Beit Din and in the Great Rabbinical Beit Din. In 1969, he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Yaffo and in 1973 he became Rishon L'Zion and Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel. He was especially renowned for his vast Torah erudition and his clear Torah rulings. With time, he reached the status of one of the leading Torah authorities of our days and became an unequalled influential spiritual leader. He was very active in teaching Torah to the masses and raised the honor and authority of Sephardic Jews in Israel. One of his major undertakings was "restoring the past glory" of Sephardic Jewry; this goal was portrayed in the area of halachic rulings and in the social and political arenas as well. In the framework of this vision, he stood at the helm of Mo'etzet Chachmei HaTorah and navigated the worldwide Shas movement. R. Ovadia left a huge yield of books, including: Yabia Omer responsa (10 volumes), Yechava Da'at responsa (six volumes), Chazon Ovadia (18 volumes) and many other books. 29 items, including 7 letters, 16 signed rabbinical court rulings and 6 signed divorce records. Size and condition vary.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Kedem Auction House Ltd.
Title: Auction 57 - Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Date of the auction: 12 Sep 2017
Address: Kedem Auction House Ltd.
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