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Jacob Levi Saphir

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Rabbi Jacob Levi Saphir, on a visit from Melbourne in 1862, disembarked in Dunedin on a Friday. The feast of Purim fell on Saturday and this able scholar, working without pause, wrote the scroll of Esther in time for Purim night service. — Hokitika in 1867, two years after the West Coast gold-rush started. Marks and Fuerst's tobacconist store, right


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