Azugh, David Ben Barukh ha-Kohen
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David Ben Barukh ha-Kohen Azugh (d. 1760) is a key figure in a renowned Moroccan saintly line that traces its ancestry as a primogeniture back to the high priests of the First Temple (see Barukh Kohen Azugh). David Ben Barukh, who lived in the southern region of Morocco, is said to have performed many miracles during his lifetime and after his death. The appellation Azugh is understood in at least two ways. By one account, it derives from a Berber word meaning “great.” Another interpretation holds that it is an acronym for the categories of women u…

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Oren Kosansky, “Azugh, David Ben Barukh ha-Kohen”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 30 April 2017
First published online: 2010



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