Me’ulefes Sappirim – Part 1

This is a compendium of Mussar lessons from the ZOHAR collated and translated into Hebrew by Rav Shlomo Nissim Algazi (1610 – c. 1683) who was rabbi in Smyrna and in Jerusalem in the 17th century. He was a prolific writer on all topics of rabbinical literature, and won distinction by his treatment of Talmudic hermeneutics and methodology.

The Algazi family is one of the most distinguished families in the Sephardic Torah world. Rav Shlomo’s many distinguished descendants included his grandson, R’ Shlomo Algazi, Chief Rabbi of Cairo for 45 years; R’ Yisrael Yaakov Algazi, rabbi in Yerushalayim; and R’ Yom Tov Algazi, Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim, whose work on Tractate Bechorot is printed in the standard Vilna edition of the Talmud

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