Auction 92 Fine Judaica: Rare Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Arts
Feb 18, 2021 (your local time)
 The Brooklyn Navy Yard Building 77, Suite 1108 141 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205
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LOT 37:

<<(Petrova, Maramureș County, Rumania).>> Pinkas MehaChabirah Kadusha de’poh Yishuv ...

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<<(Petrova, Maramureș County, Rumania).>> Pinkas MehaChabirah Kadusha de’poh Yishuv <<Yishuv Petreva.>>

Manuscript in Hebrew written in square and cursive calligraphic hands on paper.
pp. 130 (including blanks). Lightly stained. Modern boards. Folio.
Romania: 1873

Contains the regulations and member donations of the Burial Society of Petrova. Following an introduction about the importance of caring for the ill and the responsibility of ‘Chessed shel Emeth’ caring for the dead, are 22 takkanoth - reulations. These include rules for the structure of leadership, dues-paying by members, the maintenance of good relations, etc. The entries after this record the dates of the yearly banquet, names of appointed officers and lists of hundreds of donations and the accounting thereof. At the rear of the manuscript are two pages providing a partial outlay of the cemetery and several dozen graves. Petrova was a commune (hence “Yishuv” Petreva) in Maramureș County, Romania, located just south of Sighet, close to the border with Ukraine. Its Jewish community contained a large Chassidic element, many of whom were connected to the dynasty of Vizhnitz. See Yitzchak Yosef Cohen, Chachmei Transylvania, p. 107.

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