Algazi, Isaac
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Born in Izmir on April 24, 1889, Isaac Algazi was the son of Salomon Algazi and Sara Mizrahi. The family traced its origins back to Rabbi Salomon ben Abraham Algazi (ca. 1610–1683; see Algazi Family), and Isaac was the third in a line of cantors that began with his grandfather, Ḥayyim Menahem, and continued with his father, who was known as Bülbüli Salomon (Salomon the Nightingale). Isaac Algazi attended the local school of the Alliance Israélite Universelle, the Talmud Torah (religious school), and the Hillel Yeshiva under Rabbi Abraham Palache, Izmir’s haham başı (chief rabbi) and on…

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Edwin Seroussi, “Algazi, Isaac”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000700>
First published online: 2014



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