Hacham Moshe Bishi Maimon
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A Short Tribute

Hacham Moshe Bishi Maimon was born to Shuycha and Hacham Yitzhak in Gabès, Tunisia.

He was Hacham Abraham Alush's student and had his book Divrei Brit published. His friends and colleagues in Torah study were Hacham Fradji Alush, Hacham Yitzhal Bokhobza and Hacham Fradji Damari.


Hacham Moshe Bishi Maimon married Zimrara, and the couple had 11 children; one of their sons was murdered during his father's lifetime. During the period that he was Rabbi of Gabès, his first wife died and he was remarried, to Rachek Bakhla. The couple had two children, who were adopted by Hacham Haim Houri after Hacham Moshe Bishi Maimon died.


Hacham Moshe Bishi Maimon served the Gabès community as dayan, halakhic adjudicator, preacher, and cantor. He passed away on 11 Tammuz 5688 (1927) and was buried in Gabès. His remains were brought to Israel after its founding and buried in Beersheba.


Some of Hacham Moshe Bishi Maimon writing were published during his lifetime and some posthumously, by his son and students. His books include Divrei Moshe, Hamilu'im Le'Moshe – original Torah commentary and sermons, Yashir Moshe – a commentary on the Book of Psalms.

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