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Hand signature of the Kabbalist HaRav Salman Eliyahu, the Kerem Shlomo, father of the Rishon LeZiyyon Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu.
Receipt for getting a donation, signed by the Gaon. In the margins is written an approval by his son, Chacham Na’im, approving that it is the signature of his father.
He was a Kabbalist sage in Bavel and Jerusalem, student of the Ben Ish Hai and father of the Rishon LeZiyyon, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu. He lived 1879-1941, in his youth he made a deep connection with Rabbeinu Yosef Haim, the Ben Ish Hai, and started going deep into the Kabbalah at the Beit Zilkha yeshiva. In 1918, at the recommendation of the Ben Ish Hai, he moved to Jerusalem, where he served as one of the choicest students of the Rav Haim Shauel Davik HaKohen at the Rechovat HaNa’ar yeshiva. He wrote a composition “Kerem Shlomo,” a wide commentary on the Etz Haim of the Maharchav, six volumes that were published after his death.
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