Sunday, May 12, 2013

Haim Yosef David Azulai

Haim Yosef David Azulai ben Isaac Zerachia (1724 – 1 March 1806), commonly known as the Hida (by the acronym of his name), was a Jerusalem born rabbinical scholar, a noted bibliophile, and a pioneer in the publication of Jewish religious writings.
One of the outstanding figures in the gallery of our great of the eighteenth century was Rabbi Chaim Joseph David Azulai - author, traveler and father of modern Hebrew bibliography. Known as the Chidah, he was highly respected for his great piety and scholarship, and he wrote no less than 71 works. Thanks to his work many works of other authors came to light, as we shall see later.
Thank you Merja for this nice FDC. 

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