Hacham Kalfa Guedj


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A Short Tribute

Hacham Kalfa Guedj, son of Hacham Eliyahu, was born circa 1837 in Algiers. He was an accomplished Torah scholar, proficient in both its hidden and revealed aspects. He officiated as a rabbi in Constantine, Algeria and eventually immigrated to the Land of Israel, where he settled in Jerusalem.

Hacham Kalfa Guedj passed away on 30 Tishrei, 5676 (1915). He authored the following books: KeGan HaYerek – a commentary on the Zohar KeGan Raveh – a commentary on Maimonides from the perspective of HAAR"I's thought, KeGan 'Adanim – a collection of responsa, and commentary on the Talmud. His books KeGan Ratov and Ma'ayan Ganim have thus far remained in manuscript form.

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