Rabii Sadka Bekhor Hussein

Started by Allan Salim Kamara on Friday, December 17, 2010


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12/17/2010 at 11:15 AM

In 1743 there was a plague in which many of the Jews of Baghdad, including all the rabbis, died. The remaining Baghdad community asked the community of Aleppo to send them a new Chief Rabbi, leading to the appointment of Rabbi Sadka Bekhor Hussein.[12] One effect of this was a further assimilation of Iraqi Judaism to the general Sephardic mode of observance.

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