Skip to main content

Tangier Rabbinate collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1773

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of official documents of documents from the archives of the rabbinate of Tangier, Morocco, from the 1920s to the 1970s. The documents are thought to have been the possession of Grand Rabbi Yamin Cohen. They consist mostly of official rabbinical correspondence and legal documents from the Tangier rabbinate, the rabbinates of other Moroccan and foreign Jewish communities, and the successive Spanish, French, and Moroccan civil administrations. They deal with issues such as personal legal status (marriage, divorce), inheritance, and the transfer of real estate. Other documents pertain to the affairs of the Jewish communities of Tangier and other locations or the affairs of Grand Rabbi Yamin Cohen. The papers are arranged according to the location of their source.

Dates

  • 1920s-1970s

Language of Materials

The documents in this collection are predominantly written in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic. The remainder are in French and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Yeshayahu Vinograd, Jerusalem, 1999. Transferred from the Judaica Collection, 2000.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1773

Overview

This collection consists primarily of official documents of documents from the archives of the rabbinate of Tangier, Morocco, from the 1920s to the 1970s. The documents are thought to have been the possession of Grand Rabbi Yamin Cohen. They consist mostly of official rabbinical correspondence and legal documents from the Tangier rabbinate, the rabbinates of other Moroccan and foreign Jewish communities, and the successive Spanish, French, and Moroccan civil administrations. They deal with issues such as personal legal status (marriage, divorce), inheritance, and the transfer of real estate. Other documents pertain to the affairs of the Jewish communities of Tangier and other locations or the affairs of Grand Rabbi Yamin Cohen. The papers are arranged according to the location of their source.
Title
Guide to the Tangier Rabbinate Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Michael R. Shurkin of the Judaica Collection
Date
July 2000
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)

Location

Sterling Memorial Library
Room 147
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours