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By Saul I. Aranov

This catalogue describes in summary shape the contents of a powerful number of Sephardic manuscripts and texts that is living within the collage of Alberta Library. The booklet additionally presents an outstanding advent to the Sephardic Jews who lived in North Africa after their expulsion from Spain in 1492.

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Judah Elbaz to convince an intransigent debtor to make payment. A plea by the Rishon Le-Zion, the Sephardi chief rabbi of Jerusalem, R. Hayyim Abraham Gagin, to Raphael Ha-Sarfati of Fez, in behalf of the former's son-in-law, R. 147. R. J udah who is the son of the illustrious mystic R. Moses Zacut is in need of financial aid to support his large family and the writer asks R. Raphael to use his office to extend all possible aid to him. A copy of the introduction to R. 757. On another occasion a plea was sent to R.

Jacob Toledano, are mentioned in several documents of the collection. R. tfayyim Toledano (1690-1750) was able to pursue an intensive Torah education because of a bequest that he received from his late uncle Irlayyim's estate. He became a judge in 1723 and succeeded the late R. Moses Adhan in the position of chief judge of the court in Meknes in the year 1737. He composed works in the area of Jewish law and elegies. R. Jacob Toledano surpassed his brother Hayyim in prestige and achievement. R. Jacob, who was also popularly known as the Moharit, served as the chief judge of the rabbinic court in Meknes from the year 1750, as well as being the Sale leader of the community.

It was also not unusual for Ashkenazi emissaries to come to the Moroccan communities for aid. 4 where it mentions funds needed to rehabilitate synagogues damaged during earthquakes. All the communitieseighteenth and nineteenth centuries During the second half of the eighteenth century the members of the "Court of Five at Fez" who were ordained by R. Jacob Ibn Zur, namely, R. Samuel Saul ibn Danan, R. Ephraim Monsonyego who later established himself at Tetuan, R. Raphael Obed Ibn Zur, R. Elijah Ha-Sarfati, and R.

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