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Yehudith, R. Shem Tov Gagin, Brighton 1939; 1943

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  • Lot Number 53560
  • Title (English) Yehudith
  • Title (Hebrew) יהודית
  • Note Only Editions
  • Author R. Shem Tov Gagin
  • City London
  • Publisher I. Narodiczky
  • Publication Date 1939; 1943
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2418292
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Physical Description

Only editions, 2 issues, quarto, 250:155 mm., wide margins. A very good copies bound in the original wrappers.


Detail Description

R. Shem Tov b. Isaac Raphael Hezekiah Gagin (Gaguine; 1884-1953), a descendant of a famous Moroccan family of rabbinical scholars which emigrated to Palestine from Spain at the time of the Inquisition. He was Chief Judge of the London Portuguese Community prior to becoming Secretary of the Chief Rabbinate in Cairo. R. Shem TovHe was the great-grandson of R. Chaim Abraham Gagin, the first Hakham Bashi of the Holy Land during the Ottoman Empire, and the son and nephew respectively of Rabbis Isaac and Abraham Gaguin. He was the great-great grandson of the famous scholar and kabbalist, Sar Shalom Sharabi.

He studied at the "Doresh Zion" College, Jerusalem and was a pupil of R. Jacob Alfiya. At an early age, he contributed articles to the Palestinian Hebrew Press ("Hahhabbezeleth" et al.) on aspects of Jewish traditional observances, as well as on biblical and philological matters. He was awarded rabbinical diplomas by numerous authorities, including R. Haim Berlin and Chief Rabbis Jacob Meir, C.B.E. and Abraham Kook, C.B.E. of Palestine. In 1911, R. Gaguine was appointed to serve in the office of dayyanut in Cairo. In 1919, he was invited to serve In Manchester, being appointed Av Bet Din in 1920. In 1927 he was appointed Rosh Yeshivah of Judith Montefiore College in Ramsgate.


Hebrew Description

  . יכיל בו הגליות שגלו בני ישראל, אבדן העשרת שבטים. התיירים בבני ישראל ... גלות היהודים לתימן ... היהודים השחורים עם הלבנים, היהודים בעיר קוטשין, ומנהגיהם ... חברו ונאספו על ידי הצב"י שם טוב גאגין נ"י לפנים ראש אב בית דין דק"ק ספרדים באנגליא וראש ישיבת אהל משה ויהודית. בראמסגט ...


Reference Description

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000123180; Ozar Israel; JE; EJ