Writing Jewish Law: The 17th and 18th Century
A survey of the great post-Shulhan Arukh legal authorities.
Yom Tob Algazi
Another Sephardi leader from a prominent rabbinic family was Rabbi Yom Tob Algazi (1727-1802). Algazi, whose scholarship was warmly praised by the Hungarian Rabbi of the next generation, Moses Sofer, became a member of the rabbinic court in Jerusalem and was signing local enactments by the year 1762. In 1780 he assumed the Chief Rabbinate of Jerusalem. His work included responsa and a commentary on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah.
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