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Algazi, Salomon
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Salomon Algazi (d. 1930), today, is probably best known as the father of the greatest cantor in twentieth-century Turkey,  Isaac Algazi (1889-1950).  Salomon Algazi also shared his name with his illustrious ancestors,  Solomon Nissim Algazi, a seventeenth-century rabbi and Talmudist in Izmir (Smyrna) and Jerusalem,  and another Solomon Algazi who was a famous rabbi in eighteenth-century Egypt. The Algazi family produced many important rabbis, scholars, and cantors in the Ottoman Empire for three centuries. Our late nineteenth-century Salomon Algazi, bes…

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Pamela Dorn Sezgin, “Algazi, Salomon”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 21 April 2019
First published online: 2010



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