Hacham Shlomo Birdugo


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A Short Tribute

Hacham Shlomo Birdugo, son of Hacham Yehuda, was born in 1853 in Meknes, Morocco.

He was appointed as a rabbi and halakhic adjudicator in Meknes in 1897. Known as one of his city's pure souls, he was imbued with a love for the Jewish people and all human beings, and was a cultured and accomplished individual. As a judge and educator, he was famous for his clear and untainted language, and would write poetry and compose liturgical songs to arouse the hearts of the public.

Hacham Shlomo Birdugo married Jamilla, daughter of Hacham Yosef Hacohen, and the couple had sons and daughters born to them.

Hacham Shlomo Birdugo passed away on 1 Nissan, 5666 (1906). He authored Yada DeTabha – halakha and religious practices concerning treifot [unclean foods], and some of his Responsa were published in BeShufra DeYosef. After his death, his son, Yaakov Birdugo, had his original commentary published in a book entitled Dei Hashev VeEm LaMasoret.

 

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