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Eliyahu Hacham (Bavli) (Bavli)

Birthplace: Iraq
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Hacham Rachamim Shochet and ? Khakham
Husband of Tzipora Bavli
Father of Malko Hachamoff; Israel Hacham; Shalom Hacham; Rahamim Hacham; David Hacham and 5 others

Occupation: Shochet
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About Eliyahu Hacham Shochet Bavli


At about this time (5585/1825), R. Elijah Hacham Shohet came to Bukhara for commercial purposes. R. Elijah, who in Baghdad wrote Torah scrolls, in a short period of time was admired by the community's leadership. He agreed to settle down there and married the granddaughter of R. Yosef Maman, Zipora, the daughter of Rabbi Abraham Yazdi Ha-Cohen. R. Elijah was in charge of the slaughtering of animals and of writing Torah scrolls for the community. He wrote dozens of scrolls. His son, R. David, wrote to the Hebrew newspaper Hamagid about his father (Rosh Hodesh Shevat 5629/January 13, 1869):

   "I, the son of the Hacham Elijah the son of Hacham Rahamim Shohet who was among the distinguished Jews of Babylonia [Iraq] and my mother, my teacher, the daughter of Hacham Yosef Maman who was the son of Grimo from Tetuan...After the death of the Tzadik, my father, may he be granted a long life, came from Babylonia and married the granddaughter of the above mentioned Tzadik. My father also took on the responsibilities of slaughtering and checking the meat and wrote over forty Torah scrolls and countless sets of tefillin and Mezuzah parchments..."

R. Elijah Hacham died in Bukhara in the month of Kislev 5640/November-December 1879.

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