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ALGAZI, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM:

A rabbinical writer who flourished in Smyrna in the seventeenth century. He was the brother of Solomon Algazi the elder, and wrote annotations to "Dobeb Sifte Yeshenim." (Smyrna, 1671) and "Sefat Emet," two rabbinical works of his grandfather, Moses Benveniste the elder. The latter is a work on Hebrew etymologies published together with a poem of Isaac Tshelebi on the Hebrew words beginning with ש. According to Zedner, "Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus" p. 766, it was published at Constantinople in 1799; but according to Benjacob, "Oẓar ha-Sefarim," p. 592, it was published there in 1722-23 and 1807.

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, s.v. ;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1769.
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