Yitzhak Kovo

Yitzhak Ben-Hezekiah Yosef Kovo (1770–1854) was born in the large Sephardi community of Ottoman Salonica and later settled in Ottoman-era Jerusalem. In 1848 he succeeded Chaim Abraham Gagin as hacham bashi aged 78. Throughout his career he went on fundraising missions to Poland, London and Egypt. In 1854, while in Alexandria he died. He authored many works on Mishnah, Talmud and Shulchan Aruch and wrote responsa.


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