Rabbi Eliezer Papo (1785 - 1828)

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Birthplace: Sarajevo, Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Death: Died in Bulgaria
Managed by: Ron Rabinovitch
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About Rabbi Eliezer Papo

Rabbi Eliezer Papo (1785–1828) was the rabbi of the community of Selestria in Bulgaria. He is famous for writing the Pele Yoetz, a work of musar (ethical) literature which gives advice on how to behave as a Jew in many aspects of life.

He was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia. He moved at the age of 27 to Bulgaria, where he died in 1828.

He authored the

  • Pele Yoetz, (Duties of the Heart ) his most famous work,
  • Eleph Hamogein,
  • Oros Eilim, Chesed L'Alophim (on the Orach Chaim),
  • Yaalzu Chasidim (on Sefer Chasidim),
  • Chodesh HaAviv.
  • Beit Tefillah

One of his noted works is Beit Tefillah, which is filled with many different prayers for specific situations, including one for the welfare of the Jewish people. A Ladino edition was published in the 1860s, and a Hebrew version was printed in Jerusalem in 1968 (There were some additional, newer printings since).

His grave is up to the present day a focus of pilgrimage by observant Jews, some of whom fly especially from Israel and even from Latin America to Bulgaria for that purpose

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R' Eliezer Papo (Pele Yoetz)'s Timeline

Sarajevo, Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age 43