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Darmon, Masʿūd
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Masʿūd Darmon (d. 1866), a grandson of Mordechai Darmon (ca. 1740–ca. 1810), was the chief rabbi of Oran, Algeria, and a judge (dayyan) in the Jewish court. He was also the author of several religious works, including a collection of his responsa entitled GurAri (Young Lion) published in Livorno (Leghorn) in 1845. He exchanged letters on halakhic matters with a leading rabbinical scholarof Algiers, Ḥayyim David Solomon ben Samuel ben Saʿadya Zorafa (d. 1860). His correspondence with Rabbi Isaac Bengualid (Ben Walīd) of Tetouan was published in Va-Yomer Yiṣḥaq(vol. 1, no. 53, Li…

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Richard Ayoun, “Darmon, Masʿūd”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000124>
First published online: 2010

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