Chaim Abraham Gagin

Chaim Abraham Gagin
Position Chief Rabbi of Ottoman Palestine
Began 1842
Ended 1848
Predecessor Yehuda Navon
Successor Yitzhak Kovo
Personal details
Born 1787
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died 23 May 1848(1848-05-23) (aged 60–61)
Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire

Chaim Abraham Gagin (1787–1848) was Chief Rabbi of Ottoman Palestine from 1842 to 1848.

He was the, grandson of the Jerusalem Kabbalist, Shalom Sharabi.[1] He was author of Sepher Hatakanoth Vehaskamoth, a compendium of Jewish religious rites and customs as practiced in the City of Jerusalem.[1][2]


  1. 1 2 "Chaim Abraham Gagin. Sepher Hatakanoth Vehaskamoth". Kestenbaum & Co. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. Westreich, Elimelech (2012). "Jewish Judicial Autonomy in Nineteenth Century Jerusalem: Background, Jurisdiction, Structure". Jewish Law Association Studies. 22: 303. ISSN 0890-7552.
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