A letter of request to the Jews of Morocco to come to the aid of the Talmid Hacham Rabbi David Tsabah who was forced to wander from his home due to persecution, signed by a great rabbi of Morocco - the Gaon Rabbi Chaim Yekutiel Birdogo.
Rabbi Chaim Yekutiel Birdogo [1859-1940] Dayan and head of the court of the city of Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and the second chief rabbi of Morocco between the years 1935-1940. A member of the dynasty of the Birdougo family, known in Morocco in the cities of Maknes and Rabat, since the seventeenth century. When most of the dynasty operated in the city of Meknes, however, after Rabbi Elisha Birdogo (Rabbi Chaim Yekutiel's uncle) immigrated to Rabat, the dynasty existed there as well. Rabbi Yekutiel grew up with his uncle Rabbi Yosef Birdogo, and studied with him in yeshiva for an extended period, where he was one of his greatest disciples. After the death of the chief rabbi of Morocco, Rabbi Raphael Anqua in 1935, the heads of the Jewish community turned to Rabbi Yekutiel, who until then served as Rabbi Raphael's deputy, to fill Rabbi Anqua's place. Rabbi Yekutiel initially refused, and suggested that they turn to Rabbi Yehoshua Birdogo who then served as the chief rabbi of Meknes. Rabbi Yehoshua flatly refused, claiming that as long as Rabbi Yekutiel was alive he was unfit for the position, and asked the leaders of the community to plead with Rabbi Yekutiel and convince him to accept the position Indeed, after persuasion by the leaders of the Jewish community and the leaders of the Rabat community, Rabbi Yekutiel assumed the position of Chief Rabbinate, which he held until his death.
 leaf. 27x21 cm. Fold marks. Good condition.