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Thursday, 2 Adar I, 5782

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Jewish History

R Yomtov Algazi was the chief rabbi of Jerusalem from 1773 until his death. During a journey to Europe to raise money for the Jewish community in Israel, he discovered a manuscript of a work of Nachmanides: a compilation of the laws of the firstborn and the separation of challah, styled after R. Yitzchak Alfasi’s codex of Jewish law. R. Yomtov undertook to publish the manuscript, accompanied by a lengthy commentary he authored, which brought him worldwide fame as a brilliant Torah scholar.