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Gagin, Shalom Moses Ḥayy
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Shalom Moses Ḥayy Gagin (1833-1883) was the son of Ḥayyim Abraham Gagin and his second wife, Doda Rivka, the daughter of Abraham Shalom Sharʿabi. He was called Shalom Moses after Shalom Sharʿabi and his grandfather Moses Majar, and subsequent Ḥayy was added to his name; thus he is known by the acronym SaMaḤ¤, which was incorporated into the titles of his books. The substantial library he inherited from his father was available to Aryeh Leib Frumkin when compiling SeferEven Shmu' el Kolel Toledot Ḥakhmey Yerushalayim (Vilna, 1874).

Gagin's father died when he was fifteen, and his m…

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Pinchas Giller, “Gagin, Shalom Moses Ḥayy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0008220>
First published online: 2010

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