Hacham Rachamim Buchris


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A Short Tribute

Hacham Rachamim Buchris, son of Hacham Moshe, was born in Djerba, Tunisia. He was among the prominent dayanim of Djerba's Harrah Zadjira (Little Quarter), who also preached and led prayer at the pulpit, and was eventually appointed Av Bet Din in Djerba.

Hacham Rachamim Buchris and his wife had three sons and ten daughters. One of his daughters married Hacham Moshe Zaqen Mazouz, who led the community in Djerba's Harrah Kabira (Large Quarter).

Hacham Rachamim Buchris passed away on 23 Tevet, 5673 (1903). We know of several of his works: Kol Bichyi – on the Book of Job, published in 1897, Bigdei Shesh – on Tractate Avot, published in 1899, Mincha Hadasha – on the Book of Proverbs, and Kadesh Hillulim – on the Five Scrolls.

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