Algazi, Solomon ben Abraham
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Solomon ben Abraham Algazi was born in Jerusalem in 1673 and died in Cairo(?) in 1762. A rabbi and halakhist, and a member of the distinguished Algazi family, he was the half-brother of Ḥayyim ben Moses Abulafia, who restored the Jewish community in Tiberias in 1740. Algazi’s teacher was Hizkiya da Silva. Later Algazi served in the bet din and yeshiva of Abraham Yiṣḥaqi in Jerusalem. One of Algazi’s disciples was Judah Navon.

In 1715, Algazi was sent as an emissary to Salonica. In 1728, he became a dayyan in Cairo, and in 1740 he was appointed chief rabbi of Cairo. As a loyal discipl…

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Leah Bornstein-Makovetsky, “Algazi, Solomon ben Abraham”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 18 October 2017
First published online: 2010



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