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AZUBIB, NEHORAI B. SAADIA:

Rabbi at Algiers; died October, 1785. He composed several prayers for the anniversary instituted by the community in commemoration of the repulse of O'Reilly's expedition against Algiers in 1775. Some Arabic poems of his figure in the collection "ShibḥeElohim" (God's Praises), p. 173, published at Oran. Azubib wrote also a short commentary on the "Kerobeẓ"—collection of hymns contained in the ritual of Algiers, and published at Leghorn. Azubib was celebrated for his disinterestedness. According to Loeb ("Rev. Et. Juives," i. 74) the name is the same as .

Bibliography:
  • Bloch, Inscriptions Tumulaires des Anciens Cimetières Israélites d'Alger, pp. 66-68;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. cols. 399, 2059.
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