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GARMON, NEHORAI:

(Redirected from ḤAYYIM GARMON.)

Rabbi of Tunis; poet; born at Tripoli about 1682; died at Tunis 1760. Garmon went to Tunis at twenty, and studied Talmud under Isaac Lombroso, whom he succeeded in the rabbinate. He was the author of "Yeter ha-Baz," novellæ on the Talmud and on Maimonides' "Yad," printed with which are eleven poems of the author (only one in meter), and the novellæ of his son, Ḥayyim Garmon (d. 1781), entitled "Ẓedakah le-Ḥayyim" (Leghorn, 1787). The father mentions in his preface that he lost a large part of his writings in an attack on the Jewish quarter.

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, i.;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 318;
  • D. Cazés, Notes Bibliographiques, pp. 221-229, Tunis, 1893.
D. M. Sel.
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