Translation: from italianko

to collect alms

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  • Jacob Saphir — While still a boy he went to Palestine with his parents, who settled at Safed, and at their death in 1836 he moved to Jerusalem. In 1848, he was commissioned by the Jewish community of the latter city to travel through the southern countries to… …   Wikipedia

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