Handwritten fund raising book, German and Hebrew, with 700 names of various donors in multiple European cities.
- Publication: 1838
- Belais, Abraham (Person)
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The collection is in German and Hebrew.
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Abraham Belais (Belaish; 1773–1853) was treasurer to the bey of Tunis when he had to leave the country following business reverses and settled in Jerusalem. For a time he was rabbi in Algiers, then, moving to Europe, he managed to secure the patronage of persons high in public life. He was appointed by the king of Sardinia rabbi of Nice, against the wishes of the community… In 1840, he went to London where …he was ultimately given a minor communal office and sat occasionally on the bet din. He published a large number of books, apart from his sycophantic odes in honor of European crowned heads and other influential persons. (Biography from Encyclopaedia Judaica. Ed. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 3. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. p277.)
- Guide to the [Schnorrerbuch], 1838 AR 2961 / MF 599
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